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Will of Thomas Ducke

of Hollingbourne, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC31/55 D/1 and/or PRC32/41/249a
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen the 11th day of April 1608 & in the 6th Year of the Raigne of Soveragne Lord James by the grace of god of England France & Ireland Kyng Defendear of the faith &c
I Thomas Ducke of the parish of Hollingborne sicke of body but of perfect Remembraunce Thanked be god do make & ordayne thys my last wyll and Testament in manner & forme folowyng
First I be queyth my soule into the handes of Almyty god & hys soone Jesus Christe my maker & Redemer & my bodi to be buryed in the church yard of Hollingborne aforesaid

This is the last wyll & Testament of me the said Thomas Ducke concerning all my lands tenements whatsoever I give unto John Duck my sone in fesymple for ever
and I wyl & geve unto Alce my wyf 6 by the yeare halfe yearly to be payd and if it shal happen any part or porcon to be hind unpaid so then it shall be lafull for my wyf to inter & dystraine and distress so taken to impound And my sonne John to finde his mother wood to burne

The Rest of my goodes & Cattels I geve unto Alice my wif all the wheat on the grounds and on coowe & to kine

I geve unto my sonne to yearelyng bullocks and my sheep I geve unto John Ducke my sone

Item I geve to John Barton my daughters sonn 4 sheepe to be implied to his use by his unkle at the yeares of 24 of age

Item I will & bequayth unto Margarete Barton my daughters daughter 25 of goode and lawul mony of England to be payd to hyr at the yeare of 25 yeares of her age by hyr unkle John Duck

Item Five hoges I wyl 3 to my wyf & to to my sone

And if happen to my daughter to dy before she com to hyr ful ag then it to be payde to hyr brother at 30 yeares of his ag

And I ordayne and make Ailce my wyf & John Duck my sonn mine Excecutores to this wyll & Testament & I make Nicholas Wod my kinsmane my overseer

+ the mark of the said Thomas Duck
Wyttnesses: Gylles Blacke (marke) & Thomas Duck (marke), Nycholas Wood (signed)

Probate 6 May 1608

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