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Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.86 Probate 13 Dec 1726/7
William Adly of Hoath near Canterbury, husbandman, will dated 4 Feb 1726/7
Eldest son John, sons Thomas and Denis?, youngest son Benjamin (executor)
Daughter Elizabeth Tipper and her son Aaron
Mary, William and John, children of my son William
Daughter Martha
Witnesses: John Saintey, Searles Jarman and Benjamin Davis.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.70 f.162 Probate 25 Apr 1835
William Addley of Chislet, yeoman, will dated 24 Jan 1826
Wife Sarah, son Thomas
Witnesses by Henry Kingsford, John Pilcher and Thomas Manger Goldfinch.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.52 f.128 Probate 16 Oct 1638
William Allen of Fairfield, labourer, will dated 5 Oct 1638
Brother Peter
Catherine Gilbert, daughter of William Gilbert of Fairfield
Elizabeth Sampson of Fairfield
Residue to William Gilbert
Witnessed by Henry Gowan and Francis Button.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.55 f.168 Probate 14 Nov 1685
William Allen of Beere in Westcliffe, will dated 17 Jun 1681
Son William
Daughter Susan Hatcher (executor) and her husband William (overseer of will)
Daughter Mary Blundell (executor), her husband Ralph (overseer), and their 6 children
Son in law William Wybourne
Grandchildren Daniel and Anne Wyborne
Edward and John Dale, sons of my brother in law John Dale
2 daughters of Jane Dale, daughter of my sister Ann
William Allen, son of my brother Daniel
Richarden Allen, dau of my brother Daniel and 4 other children of Daniel
Katherine Young
Frances Meadows
Poor of the parish of Sholden, Great Mongham, Northbourne Streete and St Margaret at Cliffe
Witnessed by Joane Buck, William Stratfold NP, Thomas Stratfold.
[Note: Ann Allen m.John Dale 1627 Northbourne, Mary m.Ralph Blundell 1661 Sholden, Susan m.William Hatcher 1664 Sholden]
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.55 f.179 Probate 9 Jun 1612
Richard Andrewe of St Dunstans, Canterbury, husbandman, will dated 25 Apr 1612
Daughter Joane Pilcher, wife of John of Chartham
Stephen pilcher, son of Joane
Daughter Margaret Johnson, wife of Thomas, and her daughter Joan
Witnessed by Michael Dann, John Brayne and Thomas Beane?.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.54 f.24 Probate 26 Sep 1606
William Andrewe of Great Hardres, will dated 22 Aug
Wife Hellenour
Daughters Mary, Ann and Joanne
Witnessed by William Stacye, Ralph Berye and William Frud?
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.56 f.325 Probate 1610
John Andrewes of Capel, yeoman, will dated 20 Oct 1610
Ingram Andrewes, eldest son, overseer of will
Wife Alice
Grandson John Andrewes, eldest son of Ingram
Youngest son George, executor
John son of George Andrewes
Steven Andrewes, second son
John Andrewes, third son, widower, overseer of will
Joane, daughter of my son John
Mary Andrewes
Witnessed by Francis Rogers, Francis Wallker and Sarah Sweting.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.96 f.197 Probate 7 May 1761
John Atkinson of Ashford, grocer, will dated 28 Mar 1760
Brother Henry
Brother in law George Teree Elwick of Ashford, gent, executor.
Source: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.22 pp.25-6
Ann Barham of Canterbury, widow Given orally to witnesses on 21 Jun 1640, and proved 13 Jul 1640.
"There is in the hands of Mr. William Somner of Canterbury 20 which was given by Mrs Shrubsole her late mother and by herselfe to her son Graves his child and intrusted with said Somner he paying eight pounds % interest." There is remaining in the hands of Mr. Wraigh of Feversham county Kent, 30 one silver salt and one silver cup. In the hands of Mr. Charles Shrubsole 17.10s.0d. In the hands of Thomas Lyne 9.10s0d. Out of which 30 aforesaid she willed to William Graves 10 to be paid to him at 21 years Until that time said sum to Robert Graves father of said William he paying no interest but putting in security. To Mrs Lyne 5. To Mrs. Graves 5. 10 of said 30 to be expended for her funeral. Out of the moneys in the hands of aforesaid Mr Shrubsole and Thomas Lyne she gave to Anthony Barham now in Virginia 5. To Sibill and Anne Lyne 5 each. To Mrs Bowling 20s. To Goodwife Aleberry 10s. To Goodman Gray 10s. To Goodman Warren 10s. To Mary Fusser 10s. Mr. Thomas Lyne executor."
Source: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.22 pp.25-6
Anthony Barham of Mulberry Island, Virginia at present resident in England, Gent.
Note: He had been living in Virginia since 1624 and made one will on 7 April 1641 in Virginia in anticipation of the sea voyage to England he was about to undertake. He made a second will soon after arriving (will dated 6 Sep 1641) and died within the week. The second will was consistent with the first, but added several items.
He named his wife Elizabeth as executrix and provided for her support. He made reference to his other will and appears to have treated the second as a codicil. He provided for his daughter Elizabeth. He refers to money due to him from Thomas Lyne in the amount of 226.10. He bequeathed 5 to his wife's mother, Alice Bennett, 5 to his brother-in-law Richard Bennett, and 5 to his sister Mrs. Mary Duke. To "sister Graves" he gave 40 shillings. He made a bequest to Mr. Edward Aldey, minister of St. Andrews Church in Canterbury. He also made bequests to his close friend Edward Major and his wife Martha, and to Mrs. Joane Perce, wife of Mr. William Perce. He made bequests to his "friend and gossip" William Butler, and to Butler's daughter Sarah, to whom Anthony was godfather. He had given land to his son Thomas in the Virginia will.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.103 f.496 Probate 1803
John Barton of Ulcombe, Gentleman
Property in Ulcombe, Langley, East Sutton, Headcorne and Marden in occupation of Edward Fry, James Clifford, Joseph Tassell, James Kingsnorth, John Cole and Stephen Harrison
Brothers Edward and William Barton
(Note: first page only)
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.57 f.54 Probate 1610?
Clement Bassocke of Sandhurst, will dated 7 Nov 1610
Sister Joane Cage and her 4 children: Thomas, Richard, William and Elizabeth
Alex Fowle of Sandhurst (overseer of will) and his 3 children: John, Henry and Elizabeth
Sister Alice Tuck
3 children of Hugh Woodde
Sister Martha, wife of John Blunden
Clement Bassock son of Jervase
Sarah wife of Robert Dunning?
4 daughters of David Petter (overseer of will): Anne, Cisley, Dorothy and Elizabeth
Giles Alie alias Cooke, his wife Joane and their children: Thomas, William and Mary
Thomas Blacke
Residue to Jervase Bassocke of Sandhurst (executor)
Witnessed by Alex Fowle and David Petter.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.231 #0188972 Probate 16 Feb 1662/3
Mr John Bate of Ashford, will dated 8 Oct 1662
Brothers Samuel, Stephen and James.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.102 f.169 #0189002 Probate 21 Dec 1792
James Bates of Ulcombe, yeoman, dated 26 Mar 1788
James, William, John and Thomas Wickens, sons of William Wickens of Ulcombe (5 each at 21 years)
Housekeeper Amy Pankhurst (5)
Residue to James Bates otherwise Hearls now living with me, son of Elizabeth Hearls which she had while living with me as my housekeeper
Codicil dated 14 Jul 1792 - James Wickens now dead, his share to his brother Joseph
Also an extra 100 to John Wickens at 23 years.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.98 f.15
John Bates of Ulcombe, dated 8 Oct 1767
Wife Mary, brothers James, Maximilian and Peter.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury #0188989 f.2 Probate 11 Jan 1732
Matthew Bates of Staplehurst, to be buried in Frittenden, will dated 24 Nov 1732.
Mentions:
Matthew Bates son of Edward
Ann and Elizabeth Bates daughters of Edward
Thomas Bates son of William
William, Martha, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Richard, Jane and Sarah children of William Bates of Staplehurst
Samuel Butler of Canterbury and Jane his wife
James, John, Jane and Abraham children of Samuel and Jane Butler
Edward Chittenden of Milkhouse, son of John Chittenden
William Bates of Frittenden, son of Henry
Sarah, Edward, Matthew and Richard children of Henry Bates
My brother William and Mary his wife
Henry Bates son of Henry
My brother Henry to be sole executor or his wife Sarah.
Source: Tyler Notes #1545057 Probate 23 Apr 1663
Stephen Bax of Ash, yeoman,will dated 9 Jan 1662/3
Sons Jeremie, Thomas, Alexander and William
Stephen, son of my son John (under 20 years)
Mercy, daughter of my son John (under 15 years)
Wife Mary
Witnessed by Joanna Anstie and William Verrier.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury V.63 f.266 Probate 19 Apr 1750
Charles Bayley of HMS Eltham,will dated 14 Feb 1746
Father William Bayley, schoolmaster at Deal
Witnessed by Thomas Oakley, mayor of Deal, Thomas Wilmhurst and Nath. Woodruff.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.91 f.17 Probate 16? Apr 1740
Elizabeth Bayly of Folkestone, widow of Thomas, Jurat, will dated 22 Mar 1735
Son Thomas Bayly
Daughter Sarah and her husband Edward Hammond
Daughter Susan and her husband Thomas Gillett (executor)
Grandson Richard Wood, son of Samuel Wood
Richard le Moor, husband of daughter Ann
Benjamin Gunnelt?
Samuel Wooder?
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.240 Probate 22 Apr 1795
Mary Beake of Stodmarsh, spinster, will dated 12 Apr 1788
Son John Beake
Friend Thomas Holness of Littlebourne, yeoman
Nephew William Tickner of Wickhambreaux, yeoman.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.172 Probate 3 Apr 1788
Robert Beake of Stodmarsh, yeoman, will dated 28 Dec 1787
Sister Mary Beake (executrix)
Tenants Charles Horne and John Semock
Nephew William Beake, son of my late brother Thomas (residue and executor)
Robert Beake, son of my nephew William
3 nieces Mary, Elizabeth and Susanna Beake, dau of my late brother Thomas
Nephew William Tickner, son of my late sister Elizabeth Tickner
Niece Sarah Fouljam, dau of my late sister Sarah Rucke
Nephews and nieces William Seath, John Seath, Richard Seath, Robert Seath, Mary White, Elizabeth Barnes, Ann Seath and Sarah Seath
Kinsman Mr Richard Gibbs of Ickham Court, yeoman (executor)
Witnessed by Robert Smith, Henry Smith and Thomas Hammond.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury V.65 f.323 Probate 3 Oct 1769
Thomas Beake of Ash, yeoman, will dated May 1769
John Shooter and his son Robert
Wife Elizabeth
Sons Thomas and Robert
Daughter Mary
Witnessed by George Wood, Ralph Leggatt and Thomas Hammond.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.105 f.99 Probate 9 Apr 1814
Thomas Beake of Throwley, will dated 30 Jun 1810
Thomas Dodd and William Kemp of Throwley, gent (executors)
Wife and children unnamed
Sister Sarah wife of Thomas Pain of Lenham
Mother in law Sarah wife of William Pain of Sheldwich
Witnessed by Harriet Jenner and Henry Wright.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.101 f.362 Probate 29 Aug 1789
William Beake of Throwley, farmer, will dated 11 May 1789
James Southey, tenant in Adisham, and Thomas Bowles, occupier
William Dodd of Throwley, farmer
Thomas Dodd of Throwley, miller
John Matcham of Throwley, farmer
Wife Sarah
Children William, Sarah, Thomas and Amy
Mr James Gurney of St. John Thanet, gent.
Witnessed by George Jemmett, attorney at Ashford, Edward Honiss, bricklayer and Thomas Miller, clerk to Mr Jemmett.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.53 f.62/66 Probate 19 Jan 1601/2
Richard Beale of Haseldens Wood, Cranbrook, yeoman, will dated 19 Oct 1601
Jonathan Beale (minor), son of my son Edward
Sons John and Roger Beale of Haseldens Wood
Sons Richard, James, Henry Beale
Only daughter Marie Wood of Suffolk
Nieces Debora and Susan, daughters of Edward
Nephew Josias Beale, weaver of Haseldens Wood, son of Edward
Grandchildren Thomas, Richard, Alexander, Agnes, John and Sara Beale, children of my son John
Debora, wife of my son Edward Beale of Haseldens Wood
Son Richard Beale of Suffolk, yeoman (executor)
Son Roger Beale of Cranbrook (executor)
Witnessed by John Beale(x), Alexander Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Sidrache Kemsley, Thomas Jennings, Edward Beale and Debora Beale, wife of Edward.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.104 f.8 Probate 26 Nov 1807
John Charles Beckingham of Bourne Place, Bishopsbourne, clerk, will dated 24 Feb 1807
Brother in law Daniel Gregory, esq.
Wife Louisa (executor)
Daughter Louisa, wife of Edward Taylor, esq. and her children
Witnessed by John Hodges of Canterbury, John George Hodges and George Lawrence.
Codicil dated 20 Aug 1807:
Robert Foote of Charlton Place, Bishopsbourne, esq.
Witnessed by G. Legent?, Captain of HM Sloop Stock, W Ditch, surgeon of Canterbury and Samuel Shearnden, servant.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Rochester Probate 26 Nov 1755
William Beeke of Chatham, coachmaster and victualler, will dated 5 Jun 1755
Kinsman Henry Beeke of Chatham, blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth
Sister Mary Wattle
William Jessup and Elizabeth Jessup
Charles Jessup and Elizabeth Jessup
Rebecca Beeke, dau of my kinsman Henry Beeke
Wife Ann Beeke
William Wattle and Mary Wattle, children of my sister Mary
Witnessed by John Cazeneuve, Peter Martin and Thomas Johnson.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.75 #0188976 Probate 28 Jan 1680
John Birch the elder of Eythorne?, yeoman, will dated 9 Sep 1679
Wife Constance
Son John and his six children
Son William, executor.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.97 f.159 #0188980 Probate c1700
Thomas Birch of Wye, yeoman
Daughters Frances Birch, Mary Bennett and Susanna Bataw?
Sons John and Stephen (executor) Birch.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.75 #0188976 Probate Sep 1680
Aaron Bowyer of Cranbrook, barber surgeon, will dated 25 Aug 1680
Daughter Mary Bowyer (120+) Son in law Francis Harris, executor and Elenor his wife
Overseer Charles Burke of Cranbrook.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.75 #0188976 Probate Sep 1680
Mary Bowyer of Cranbrook, spinster, will dated 4 Sep 1680
Sister Ellen Harris wife of Francis Harris (119+)
Cousin Netter Webb (20s at age 22)
Residue to Francis Harris, executor
Witnessed by Sarah Harris, Elizabeth Barnden and John Barnden.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.249 #0188972 Probate 23 Jul 1662
John Coleman of Warehorne, blacksmith, sick, will dated 2 Apr 1662
Daughter Mary
Wife Deborah, executor
Witnessed by John Waller and Nicholas Baker.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.75 #0188972 1661
Probates 8 Jan 1648/9 and May 1649 to wife Ann, Nov 1661 to dau Christian
Thomas Coleman of Eastchurch, Sheppy, gent., will dated 17 Sep 1648
Daughter Christian Coleman - 200 and household goods in Ospringe
Daughter Frances Coleman - 20
Daughter Elizabeth wife of George Love - 20
Daughter Susan wife of Nicholas Wade of Faversham, maulster - 20
Grandsons Henry Wade (20) and John Wade (5)
Granddaughter Elizabeth Heeler, daughter of Elizabeth - 10
Jarvis Heeler - 5 at age 21
tenant Nicholas Scott of Ospringe
Wife Ann Coleman - residue and executor.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.250 #0188972 Probate Aug 1662
Mary Cowell of Sandwich, will dated 15 Feb 1658/9
Sons John, Joseph, Benjamin and William
Daughter Mary wife of Francis Hooke and her four children
Daughter Anna wife of Andrew Foade and her two children
Son in law Francis Hooke of Sandwich.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.78 f.171 #188979
George Culmer of Preston next Wingham, Kent, yeoman
John Culmer, son, sole Executor
give Elizabeth 'my now wife' over and above what I am bound by bond upon our marriage that my Executor shall pay her if she overlives me all such household goods as she brought me in marriage
the poor widowes of Preston the sum of forty shillings
George Minter, son in law and Jane (his wife my daughter)
five grandchildren (the children of Richard Saffery and Susannah his wife my late daughter)
sons Stephen Culmer and Daniell Culmer
grandson George Culmer son of John Culmer
grandson George Culmer son of Daniell Culmer
property in Preston occupied by Michael Huffham
witnessed 3 July 1690 by Robert Howgill? and Thos? Howell
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.59 #188877 Probate 14 Jan 1722/3
Ellen Green of Maidstone, widow, will dated 27 Mar 1722.
Mentions:
Cousins Mary Savage of Maidstone (100) and James Savage of Maidstone (20 + house+)
Cousins Thomas James of London (50) and James Savage of Snodland
My husband's nephew Green Varnum (30)
Cousins Kathern Green of Maidstone (30) and John Green, wheelwright (10)
Cousins Edward Varnum (10) and Ester Varnum (10)
Cousin John Savage senior of London (10)
Cousin Mary prett of Canterbury (10), her daughter Susanna (10), other two sisters (10 each)
Cousin Mary Young of Canterbury (10)
Cousin Mary Bean (10)
Brother George Green and his wife (5 each)
Sister Hope? and her husband (1 guinea each)
Witnessed by Robert Joy and Elizabeth Wattell.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.75 f.253 #0188976 Probate 10 Apr 1681
Thomas Green of Sellenge, yeoman, sick, will dated 4 Feb 1680
Brother William Green of Horton, yeoman
William Allen of Smeeth, yeoman
Son William Green, minor
Sister Mary Allen, wife of William.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.102 f.327 #0189002 Probate 25 Sep 1794
Mary Hickmoth of Chalkwell, Milton next Sittingbourne, dated 29 Apr 1789
Messuages in tenure of Thomas Mayott, Anthony Gallihawke, Robert Crump, Thomas Love and ? Turner
My son Thomas Grant
My daughters Sarah Matson, widow and Mary wife of John Smith
My daughter Jane wife of George Moor
My granddaughters Alicia Eliza Merger, Mary Matson and Mary Prall? Smith
Daughter in law Ann wife of Stephen Perkins of faversham, deal merchant.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.427 #0188972 Probate Dec 1663
Thomas Jordan of Haldon, gent, will dated 13 Aug 1663
My only son Stephen, executor and minor
Daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, minors
Brother John Jordan and kinsman Robert Jordan of Harborne in Halden, overseers
Witness Sarah Jordan.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.71 f.498 #0188972 Probate c1654
John Marsh of Hackington St Stephens, yeoman
Kinsman Clement Marsh of Ramsgate
Wife Alice Marsh
Vincent Marsh, son of Vincent Marsh of Wingham
(Note: first page only)
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.59 #188877 Probate 27 Apr 1722
John Middleton of Maidstone, pipemaker, dated 27 Dec 1721
Wife Elizabeth (executor) and minor daughter Elizabeth
Witnessed by Elizabeth Bennett, Dorothy Hellard and Samuel Fullager.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.59 #188877 Probate 9? May 1721
Elizabeth Oare of Tovill, Maidstone, widow of John Oare, late of Tovill, fuller, dated 6 Jul 1718.
Son John Oare - personal estate
5 to the Charity School
Executors and Guardians during John's minority: Rev. Francis Mirrall and George Cuteis, Gent. of Maidstone
If son John dies unmarried then the following to receive legacies:
Elizabeth, Margaret and Mary Stevenson, daughters of my brother Andrew Stevenson
Samuel and Elizabeth Stevenson, children of my brother Samuel Stevenson
My sister Mary, now wife of Rev Francis Mirral
My sister Mary's sons Edward and William Darby
My brothers in law Charles Oare and Thomas Oare
My sister in law Rose Oare now wife of John Ellis
Simon Goldwell of Maidstone, cordwainer
John Goldwell of Maidstone, gardener
Witnessed by Thomas Jones, William Jeffery and Daniel Kirby.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.103 f.234 Probate 19 Oct 1799
Thomas Oare of Headcorn, farmer, dated 22 Sep 1796
Wife Hannah, daughter Ann wife of Robert Mercer of Headcorn, farmer - executors
Daughter in law Mary wife of John Tushin/Tuskin.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.75 f.311 #0188980 Probate Dec 1681
Joseph Page of Chislet, will dated 15 Nov 1681
Son John - house in parish of St Nicholas, Thanet called Frost at age 18
Daughter Ann - house at Hysted in Borough of Croft at age 21
Daughter Mary - other house at Highsted, Borough of Croft at death of her mother
Wife Ann, executor - residue.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.149 #0188972 Probate Jul 1661
Michael Page of the City of Canterbury, gent and Alderman, will dated 14 Dec 1660
Grandchild Hester Denne daughter of my daughter Elizabeth Denne - 200 at age 21 or marriage
Daughter Elizabeth Denne
Sister Katherine Elkin?
David Denne
Son Michael Page
Daughter Margaret Page, executor.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.57 f.446 #0188976 Probate 16 May 1680
Thomas Page of Chartham, yeoman, will dated 20 Apr 1680
Wife Elizabeth Page
Daughter Elizabeth Page - 20+
Sons Nicholas and Thomas, executors - residue
Brother Nicholas Tapley of Chilham, yeoman - governance of sons.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.159 #0188972 Probate Aug 1661
John Reynolds of St Paul, Canterbury, cordwainer, will dated 7 Jun 1661
Grandmother Sindeny Shereise
Wife Sara, executor
Susanna Paine
Thomas, Isaac and Susan May, children of Sara.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.79 f.397 #0188980 Probate c1700
William Reynolds of Cranbrook, maulster
Wife Mary Reynolds, executrix
Daughter Susanna wife of Robert Marchant of Cranbrook, miller.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.79 f.201 #0188980 Probate c1700
William Reynolds of Hawkhurst, carpenter
Father Richard, sister Mary and brothers Richard and Thomas (executor)
Mary Ellis who lives with my father.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.42 #0188972 Probate 18 Jan 1660
John Tucker of Ruckinge, sick, will dated 29 Dec 1659
Daughter Mary, minor and executor
Mary Parr
Overseers Isaac Abraham and Richard Murrell
Witnesses Francis Crase and Elizabeth Martin.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.97 f.99 #0188997 Probate 5 Jun 1764
Jonathan Tucker of Marden, farmer
Father John, mother Mary, brothers John and William
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.198 #0188972 Probate May 1661
Thomas Tucker of West Langdon, collermaker, will dated 29 May 1660
Wife Anne, Sons William, Richard and Thomas
Daughter Elizabeth wife of John Pettet.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.370 #0188972 Probate Jul 1662
Anne Webb of Milton alias Middleton, widow, sick, will dated 18 Jul 1662
Son John Webb - 10s
Daughter Elizabeth Munn - 10s
Grandchildren Anne Munn, Elizabeth Munn and Jane Munn, daughters of my son John Munn - 10s each
Daughters Anne Webb, Mary Webb and Mildred Webb, executors
Brother in law Anthony Webb.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.71 f.486 #0188972 Probate Jun? 1663
Anthony Webb of Milton alias Middleton, woollen draper, sick, will dated 20 Feb 1662/3
Sister Sarah wife of Francis Waterman
Sister Webb
Cousins John Webb of Aylesford and Stephen Webb of Chatham
Cousin wife of Stephen Burham of Aylesford
Brother in law Henry Bourne, his daughter Elizabeth, minor
John Webb, son of my brother Samuel Webb - 10 if he returns to England
Nieces Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Mildred, daughters of my brother Samuel
Elizabeth wife of Richard Drayton of Biddenden
Ann wife of Robert West
Alice daughter of my brother William
Wife Ann Webb, residue and executor
Samuel and Anthony, grandsons of my brother Samuel by his son John Webb
John, George and Robert Webb sons of my brother William
Witnesses Thomas Greene, Walter Preston, John Bateman Jr, Thomas Barton.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury V.97 f.101 #0188980 Probate c1700
Richard Webb of Mersham, husbandman, dated 3 Jun 1690
Brother Thomas Webb of Mersham
Wife Joane, executrix
Witness Richard Webb.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.102 f.292 #0189002 Probate 4 Feb 1793
Thomas Woolley the elder of Stalisfield, farmer, dated 18 Aug 1791
Eldest son Thomas Woolley the younger
Son James Woolley
Daughters Marcy wife of Charles Miller, Mary wife of John Baker, Ann wife of Thomas Savage, Susanna wife of Jacob Clements, Elizabeth Woolley spinster and Rebecca Woolley spinster
Wife Mary/Marcy
Source: David Olby, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32/61/969, Probate 14 July 1737
Thomas Petman late of Biddenden now of Maidstone Kent, Grocer and Tallow Chandler, will dated 22 July 1736
"I give and bequeath and devise unto Richard Willard of Biddenden ... Grocer ... my Messuage ... and one piece or parcel of land ... with their appertenences ... by estimation one acre more or less ... in the parish of Bredgar in the said county ... given to me ... by the last will of Mrs Anna Nicholls upon Trust ... to sell ... and ...out of the money Arising ... pay all such Debts as shall by me be owing ... and my funeral Expenses ...
the remainder shall be paid unto my Mother Thomasin Petman" - text blotted out - "for" - text blotted out - "use and not subject to the Discretion or Control of her said Husband ...
I ... appoint Richard Willard Sole Executor"
Witnesses: Tho Collens // Martha Collens // John Link".
" ... Proved July the 14th. 1737 ... and his will was committed to Richard Willard Executor ... "
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #675, Probate 3 Feb 1800
John Sampson of St Peter, Thanet, yeoman, <1000
Brother Isaac, executor
Sister Sarah wife of William Goodson (executor)
Sister Judith Ladd
Mother Elizabeth Sampson
John Brown and Elizabeth Brown children of his late sister Elizabeth, deceased
Housekeeper Jane Mockett.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #676, Probate 3 Feb 1800
Stephen Saxby of Sandwich, carpenter, <10,000
Edward Baker of Sandwich, gent., executor and trustee
Robert Tomlin of Sandwich, gent., executor and trustee
wife Sarah
Children Stephen, Thomas, Edmund and Sarah
Business as timber merchant jointly with James Leman? of Sandwich
Quarter part of vessell called 'Goodintent'
Apprentice William Saxby.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #677, Probate 1 Jan 1800
Lewis Turner of Sittingbourne, waiter, <100
Valentine Simpson, executor
Mary Gowlett.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #678, Probate 6 Aug 1800
Thomas Tanner of Goudhurst, woolstapler, < 300
Wife Ann, executrix.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #679, Probate 1 May 1800
John Tivelein of Canterbury, victualler, <300
Thomas Farmer?
Wife Susan
Sons John and Matthew
Daniel Lepine and Charles Lepine of Canterbury, executors.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #680, Probate 9 Aug 1800
Benjamin Taylor of East Langdon, gent., <5000
Sons John and Benjamin, executors
Daughter Susanna
Daughter Mary wife of Joseph Marsh
Daughters Sarah and Catherine
Daughter Jane wife of William Coleman.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #681, Probate 10 Jun 1800
Richard West of Ospringe, yeoman, <300
Son James, executor
Wife
Children Thomas, William, James, Sarah wife of Thomas Smith, Mary wife of Edmond Packman, Ann wife of John Higgins, Anne wife of James Barber, Elizabeth wife of Robert Clackett and Martha? wife of George Epps.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #682, Probate 10 Mar 1800
Thomas Weston of Cranbrook, <600
Wife Elizabeth, executrix
Brothers Benjamin and John of Burwash, Sussex
William Winch, executor.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298\651 #683, Probate 6 Feb 1800
Young Waterman of Halden, yeoman, <600
Wife Elizabeth, executrix.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298\651 #684, Probate 15 Mar 1800
Henry Worseter of Sellinge, yeoman, <300
Brother Francis Breton, executor
Richard Breton.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298\651 #685, Probate 27 Dec 1800
Mary Willard of Biddenden, spinster, <100
Nephews James and William Willard, executors
Niece Mary Willard
Niece Elizabeth wife of Thomas Weller
Niece Martha wife of Smith Mead
Niece Sarah wife of Thomas Sawyer.
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32/58/390, Probate 1712
David Denne of Bishopsbourne, Gentleman, will dated July 2, 1712
Sisters Jane Landon, Susan Denne
Cozen Elizabeth new wife of Joseph Wise
Thomas, William & Jane the only children of my late cozen Anne late wife of William Froncly of Sandwich, blacksmith, when aged 21
Brother Peter Denne
Sister Ann Denne
Brother William Denne, executor
Kinsman Abraham Landon & brother Tristam
Cozen Anthony Landon.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 17/87/13, LDS Film # 0188988, Probate 20 July 1728
David Denne of St. Nicholas Harbledown, yeoman, will dated 19 July 1721
Grandson Nathaniel Denne 25 pounds at 21
Grandaughter Jane Taylor 5 pounds
Grandchildren John, Thomas, Elizabeth, ... 5 pounds to be equally divided at 21.
To issue of my daughter Elizabeth Cullen
To grand children of my daughter Mary, George
To issue of my daughter Jane Marsh
Residue to daughter Martha Denne
Witnesses John Denne, Esther Denne ...., William Kiltherwhite.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC 17/108/217, LDS Film # 018900, Probate 26 Apr 1830
David Denne of Chislet, gentleman, will dated 10 Nov 1829
all my messuage, lands, to my dear wife Esther for life and after her decease to the use of my friends Thos. Asherden Champion of Sarr and Edward Slater of Stourmouth, their heirs, administrators, and assigns upon trust to dispose of the same.
I give to my wife for her own use the proceeds of my effects ... estate whatsoever after payments of debts, with full power to carry on for her benefit and the maintenance and support four children all the ... now carried on by me.
After her decease ... stocks are to be sold and I bequeath the proceeds thereof together with proceeds form the sale of my lands equally amongst my children William, Edward .... Margate, Mary Shasbery, Edward Kitle.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, A203 (original will), Probate 21 Jan 1643
David Denne of Bishopsbourne, yeoman, will dated 3 Sep 1642
To be buried in the churchyard of Bishopsbourne.
To the poor of Bishopsbourne, the poor of Kingstone, the poor of Barham, 20 shillings each.
All my lands to my brother Peter Denne for his life and then to his heirs male, in default of such issue, to my sister Margaret Denne, and her heirs but if none, to John Denne son of Thomas Denne of St. Alphage in Canterbury and his heirs.
More to my brother Peter, all my wearing apparel, also my corselett, the gold ring that was my fathers, also all my hop poles after the hops are off them.
To my sister Margaret all my hops which are non frowing ?
To my loving wife all my goods and chattels, household stuff except that given to my brother and sister and three score pounds which I give to my sister Margaret to be my executrix.
But if she fail to prove this my will within three months according as by law is required, then she shall loose the benefit of the sixty pounds which then shall belong to my wife as executrix. My executrix to pay all my debts out of the sixty pounds, and be at the charge of my funeral.
Witness: Thos. Wood, Abra 2x _____ By his mark
Probated 21 January 1643 by Margaret Denne, sister of the decease and executrix.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Vol.79 folio 268, Probate 1699
Elizabeth Denn of Littlebourne, Kent, widow, will dated November 25, 1698
I give unto my son John Denn the sum of forty five pounds of lawful money of England to be paid by my executor within 9 months after.
I also give unto my son Thomas Denn the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid by my executor within nine months after my death.
Also I give unto my son David Denn the sum of one shilling ....
Also my will is that my son John Denn and John Franklin of Littlebourne foresaid shall be ... and for my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth Denn ... reach ... age of two and twenty years ...
and to my son John Denn and John Franklin the sum of two shillings for ....
Then I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth Denn .... estate goods and chattels.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/75/381, LDS Film # 0188976, Probate 18 June 1683
Elizabeth Denne of Canterbury, spinster, daughter of Michael Denne late of Littlebourne, yeoman, deceased,
will dated 11 June 1683
Soul to God, buried at the discretion of the executor.
To Elizabeth Denne, Michael Denne, John Denne, Mary Denne and William Denne children of my late sister Alice Denne, 20 ... each at 21.
To my nephew Joseph Pettit 20 ... at 21
Residue to my uncles Christopher Denne and James Blaxland they to be the executors.
Witness: Mildred Manable, John ?axton.
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/56/256, Probate 13 May 1693
David Denne of Eastry, yeoman, will dated 15 Mar. 1692
To the poor of Eastry 20 shillings
To Martha my well beloved wife ...
And after her decease, to my youngest son David Denne.
To my eldest daughter Mary Carre, widow, 20 pounds.
To David Carre her son 5 pounds at 21.
To Anne Carre her daughter 40 shillings at 18.
To my youngest daughter Elizabeth Denne 250 pounds to be paid her, 150 pounds on the day of marriage and 100 pounds within the year following .......
Residue of my goods to my said son Thomas Denne and to my youngest son David Denne equally between them. David shall be 21, they both to be joint executors.
All my stock, crops, cattle to be sold by my son Thomas and the one half to be paid to David Denne my son at his age of 21.
Touching my land re: all my messuages in the parish of Eastry and the parishes of Ash next Sandwich and Stourmouth and elsewhere in Kent.
To Martha my loving wife, messuage in Ash now in the occupation of John Richards and also the other messuage of 3 acres and 1 rod of land in Ash in the occupation of Richard .... Also the piece of fresh marshland of ... in Ash ... in occupation of Thomas White .... and after her decease, to Thomas Denne my son and to his heirs forever.
Also to my said son Thomas my 3 pieces of fresh marshland of 18 acres in the parish of Ash, lately purchased of William Borp? of Deal, gent, be my said son not charging my estate with 200 pounds laid down to make up purchase money but giving following the same for that purpose and also paying to my daughter Elizabeth 50 pound parcel of the 100 pound residue of the 250 pounds before given her on conditions.
Also to the said Martha my wife, my other messuage and 8 acres of arable in Eastry now in my own and my daughter Mary Carres occupation which I purchased of Sarah Sluce als Desluse .... widow.
Also 5 pieces of arable land of 23 acres in Eastry in my own occupation late purchased of Michael Austen of Eastry, yeoman, and Katherine Austen, widow, his mother....
My messuage, orchard, gardens of 8 acres in Eastry purchased of the said Sluce als Desluse and the said 23 acres of Eastry, purchased of the Austens unto my said son David and his heirs.
Also my other messuage, gardens, lands arable of pasture of 14 acres in Stourmouth in the occupation of Edward Browne. My son Thomas Denne shall receive all rents etc. until my son David is 21 and pay towards his education 10 pounds yearly.
To my said daughter Elizabeth Denne my tenement or dwelling house and piece of land of one acre lying in Eastry at a place called Buttsole now in occupation of William Smith which I lately purchased of him the said William Smith.
In witness to this my Last Will of five sheets of paper. David Denne
Sealed in the presence of Thomas Adams, W. Verrier, John Parramor
Probated 13 May 1693 by the oath of Thomas and David Denne sons and executors.
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 36 f.3, Probate 27 Sept.1586
Humphrey Denne of Aldington, will dated 17 July 1586
To be buried in the parish church of Limpne
To John Denne my uncle Henry Denne his sonne 5 pounds.
To Thomas Denne the son of the aforesaid Henry Denne 5 pounds to be part of my brother James Cobber till 21.
To Mary and Elizabeth myne uncle Henry Denne his daughters 3 pounds 17 shillings 8 pence each
To Thomas Denne my uncle John Denne his sonne 5 pounds
To my uncle Peter Denne 5 pounds within 5 years. If he dies, to his children.
To William, Rudolph, Elizabeth and Susanne sons and daughters of my brother James Cobber 5 pounds each.
To Rudolph and Mildred children of my cousine Richard Knight 2 shillings each.
To John ..., Edward Comkyne, John Wells, and Robert Jeskie, servants to my brother James Cobber, 3/4 each.
To Agnes Kenle and Joane Blechinden 3/4 each.
To Richard Adams and Alice Leehy 20 pence each and to George Markes 20 pence.
To Stephen Miller my 4 hogger.
I forgive John Hanning the money he oweth me.
To Joseph Jaskie my godsonne 3/4.
To the ... parish church of Limpne 6/8. To the poor householders of Limpne 6/8. To the of the parish church of Aldington 6/8. To the minister who shall .... at my funeral 6/8. To 4 .... men who shall carry me to the church 4 pence.
To Saunders wife 4 pence.
Residue to James Cobber, Henry Denne, and Edmonde Denne my brothers equally.
My brother James Cobber to be executor.
All my lands and tenements to my brother Henry Denne and his heirs forever, on condition that my brother Edmonde Denne be paid 6/13/4 yearly.
If my brother Henry Denne should die without heirs, land and tenements to John and Thomas Denne, sons of Henry Denne and to Thomas Denne the son of John Denne.
Witnesses: John Jessopp - William Browning - William Kingsfold
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol 39 f.253, Probate 6 Mar 1604/5
John Denne of Worth, Kent, yeoman, will dated 17 Dec. 1604
To John Denn my eldest son 20 shillings
To William Denne my son 20 shillings
To Anne Denne my daughter 20 shillings
To Christopher Denne my son 20 shillings
To Edmond Denne my son 20 shillings
To Afra Denne my daughter 20 shillings
To Robert Denne my son 20 shillings
Residue to Katherine my wife
Witnesses: John Edwards notary - John Farly - Nicholas Browne
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/85/31, Probate 10 Oct. 1720
Katherine Denne of Littlebourne, Widow of Jonathon Denne, will dated Jan. 30, 1710
To the poor of the parish of Littlebourne 20 shillings
To the church wardens 5 pounds to be added to the 10 pounds formerly given by some person for the use of the poor
To nephew John Jarman 10 pounds
To my cousin Mrs. Katherine Taylor, widow 10 pounds
My cousin Mr. Richard Simpson and his sister Mrs. Mary Taylor 20 shillings for rings
Mr. William Coleman clerke and his wife and two daughters Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Bing to each 10 shillings to buy rings
Thomas Potman son of Thomas Potman late of Stockbury and Martha daughter of William Sythers of St. Martin near Canterbury and William son of John Road of Littlebourne to each 10 shillings to buy a spoon
All above to be paid within two years of death.
Also Executors to lay black marble stone on grave of my two brothers Mr. Robert Vaughan and Mr. Thomas Vaughan clerk interred in church yard of Littlebourne. The stone to have the dates of interment and that they were the sons of Mr. Robert Vaughan late of Biddenden.
Mentions will of late husband Johathon Denne dated 7 April 1682.
Thomas Denne of Newbarn in the parish of Ickham, David Denne of the Hospital of St. Nicholas, Harbledown, John Denne of Littlebourne, yeoman, and Jonathon Denne son of Thomas Denne brother of the last mentioned John Denne (being severally my late husbands relations) & their heirs messages, tenement, malthouse and the two acres of land in Littlebourne between them
Residue to nephew Thomas Jarman, my sisters son
Executor Thomas Jarman
Witness: John Franklin, Rowland Trott, Amy Thurston
Source: Norm Dennie,Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/39/185, Probate 24 Aug. 1606
Peter Denn of Deal, yeoman, will dated 13 Aug. 1606
To the poor of Deal where I now dwell 5 shillings
To my daughter Joane Denne 40 pounds
To my daughter Mary Denne 40 pounds
To my daughter Christiane 40 pounds within 2 years .... to provide for her until the money is paid.
I give to my eldest three daughters my linen and half of my pewter.
To Thomas Rand my godson 40 shillings
To my daughter Julian now wife of Andrew Rand 20 bushels of wheat
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.
Son James Denne tenancy? at Updown Eastry for life, lands at Eastry and Ham
After his decease to John son of said John Denne my son and to his heirs forever.
To my son Peter, tenancy? in Deal called Day house and lands belonging which I late land shared of Leonard Reynolds at Kings ....
And land in Deal, Sholden .... all those my lands lying in a field called Chamberlens Field, also .... acres at a place near Deal called Cottenlye, also three acres three rods at .... Deal, and three acres at Rushmarsh Sholden.
To James Denne my son forever messuage or tent where I now dwell (9 acres) Deal and Sholden, also 5 acres in Sholden to sell towards payments of legacies.
Son James Denne to be executor and my brother James Burrell to .... him
Witnesses: William Coppin?, John ....
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32/65/185, Probate 11 Feb. 1767
Thomas Denne of Ash next Sandwich, yeoman, will dated Feb. 1, 1767
Son Thomas Denne
My wife Elizabeth Rigden, deceased
To my loving wife Elizabeth Denne
Brother William Denne of Addisham, yeoman
Good friend Henry Wise of & port of Sandwich
Children Thomas Denne, John Neame Denne, Henry Denne, & Mary Denne
Executors: William Denne & Henry Wise
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/26/137, Probate 1542?
Thomas Denne of Kingston, will dated 16 August 1542
[first part missing]
son Thomas of Denhill, executor
son James
brother Thomas Denne
Thomas Nethersole of Eastry
Thomas Nethersole the sonne of Nethersole
John Nethersole
Nethersole Symons Denne, James Denne, Thomas Symons
Source: Norm Dennie, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32/45/164, Probate 20 Apr 1621
Thomas Denne of Sandwich, will dated 2 Mar 1620/1
To Joshua my eldest son the house wherein I live
To John Edward my second son messuage which .......... in St. Mary Sandwich
Sons to pay Katherine my wife 40pounds ..... for life
Goods and chattels to be sold and money after payment of debts to be distributed between my three daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary ...
Father in law Joshua Pordage sole executor
John Jacob of Sandwich.
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 16/1/245, FHC Film # 1042858, Probate 11 Apr 1645
Thomas Denne of Tarlingham in Folkestone, Gent., will dated 12 Mar 1644/5
To the poor of the parish of Folkestone, of Hawking and of Eastry, 10 s each parish
To my dear wife Susan, all my plate, household stuff ... belonging to my farm ...
To my eldest son Christopher Denne 20 s. I, having otherwise already well provided for him.
To my third son Basill Denne 20s, having already given him a competent portion.
To Elizabeth my daughter, wife of John Symons of Swingfield, yeoman, 20s having already given her a portion in marriage
To Susan daughter, wife of William Symons 20 s ....
Whereas I have in my hands as ever of Thomas Jenkins late of Folkestone my son in law 140 pounds to be paid to his said Thomas Jenkins my grandchild 20 pounds at the age of 21.
To my grandchild Christopher Denne son of my son Thomas 100 pounds to be paid to my son in law John Symons the above sum until Christopher is of full age of 21, and if Christopher die without issue to his brothers Thomas and John my grandchildren equally
To my godson Thomas Symons 10s
To my godson Thomas Denne 10s
Whereas I have given to my wife all my household stuff reserving .... which I did usually keep to myself to put my writings and other things in, the same did I appoint my son Thomas have residue to my said Thomas to be executor.
My son in law William Symons to be overseer.
If my son Thomas will not be executor, to have 20s only.
Witnesses Henry Andrew.
Source: Norm Dennie, Court of Canterbury C Act 7 687/8, Probate 1 July 1741
Thomas Denne of Chislet, County of Kent, yeoman, will dated 28 June 1740
To my son John Denne 350 pounds
To my son Thomas Denne 80 pounds
To my son Robert Denne 80 pounds
To my son Jonathan Denne 80 pounds
Whereas I have given my land unto my son in law Richard Reynolds to leave him 350 pounds. I do hereby give him an additional 250 pounds.
To my son John Denne all my lands called Clip? Cross or by whatever name the same are called in Chislet aforesaid, which I hold by lease from the Archbishop of Canterbury for a certain term of years now .... came together with the said? lease. To my said son John and his heirs, during the residue of the ... of years of the said lease.
To my grandson Thomas Denne son of the said John Denne, my silver cup
residue of my goods and chattels etc ( after my debts paid ) I give to my son David Denne whom I make executor
Witness: Jane Wrightson Young Jeken
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury A70/688, Probate 29 Aug 1640
William Denne of St Paul's Canterbury, will dated 11 Aug 1640
To the poor widows and fatherless children of St. Pauls parish where I now dwell 20s, by the church wardens within one month of my decease.
First my lands in Bishopsbourne, called Burstead, as I have given them to Thomas Denne my eldest son, they shall remain to such persons as by the said deal it is intended.
Likewise my lands I lease in Ash already given to my younger son William Denne to remain accordingly.
My house and lands in High Hardres called Rands and Buttons to Elizabeth the wife of Steven Kingsmell for the term of her natural life but she to fell no timber ... only for the repairing of the house after Her decease the house and lands to William Denne son of my son Thomas and to his heirs. But if he die before the age of 21, the house and land to the next heir of my son Thomas.
To Elizabeth daughter of Steven Kingsmell 40 pounds at 18 or day of marriage.
To my son Thomas my bed closet
To my son William 20 pounds, my gold ring and bedding which is now in the house of my son in law William Santinge?, also other things including my best riding coat.
To Mary Dad, Elizabeth Kingsmell and Katherine Santing my daughters each of them 30 shillings to buy them rings.
To Agnes the wife of Francis Southern 5 pounds
To Rebecca Elvin now servant to my daughter Katherine Santing 6s 8d in money and 6s 8d more value in linen.
Residue to Thomas Denne my eldest son
Witnesses William Santing, John Giggs
Source: Norm Dennie, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 84 f.22, Probate Dec 1724
Vincent Denne of Canterbury, will dated 6 Jul 1724
I Vincent Denne do make and declare this my last will and testament and do hereby give and bequeath all my goods, chattels and personal estate unto my dear mother Anne Denne widow and sister Mary Denne equally to be divided. And do make my said mother and sister joint Executrixes of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have where unto set my hand and seal the sixth day of July Anno Din 1724. Vincent Denne signed sealed published and declared by the said Vincent Denne to be this last will and testament in the presence of
Richard Love, Frances Love.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17-1.3
William Reynolds of Leeds, will dated 15th September 1464
12d to the high altar in place of tithes "forgotten or unjustly withheld" plus four further provisions for light (candles?).
He leaves 12d each to Robert and John Reynolds junior, his sons.
The remainder of his goods and chattels he leaves to Emmot his wife who is also his executrix and names three others as trustees of his lands, tenements, rents and services in the parish of Sutton Valence.
The will requires his trustees to sell two pieces of land in the parish of Leeds to pay his debts and legacies.
Emmot was to hold his land, tenements and rents in the parish of Leeds in trust for his sons until they should come to the full age of 20 years, they then being alive, their heirs and assigns.
His brother John Reynold.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Canterbury PRC 11/9 21 page 162 235, Probate 8th January 1492/3
John Reignold of Leeds, will dated 14 December 1492
He also makes 11 bequests to the Church of St Nicholas in Leeds where he is to be buried.
To his wife Johanne of all issues and profits of land, tenements rents and services until his son William cometh to the age of 22 years when he inherits all, including a duty to pay his mother Johanne 200s per annum during her lifetime.
It is likely Johns mother Emmot was still alive since he also provides for her to receive 20s.
to daughter Margaret 200 of his best sheep to be received by his brothers Robert and Thomas Reynold to keep them on the farm at Castelton to the benefit of his daughter until the time she be married.
Each brother to receive 6s8d for their labour and they to have "rule and guiding" of his said daughter.
to Thomas Reynold his brother two pieces of land in Leeds which John inherited with his three brothers after the death of their brother Bartylmew Reynold, Thomas to pay Johanne 10 within two years of John's death.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/18-22-24, Probate June 1544
William Reynolds the Elder of Hollingbourne in Kent, will dated 16th August 1542
requests he be buried "between the porch and great Elm there now growing" in the Churchyard of the Parish Church "with stone.to be laid". This tomb still exists although the inscription is now very faint.
As was customary he makes requests to the church "against tithes and obligations forgotten and negligently withholden" and 6.13s.4d. to an honest priest for memorial services to be held.
to "Alan Frognall and my daughter his wife" 10 and 6s. 8d to each of their children".
each godchild and servant to receive 4d
to Rose his wife one half of their household stuff except the plate of silver and gilt to remain for Thomas his son. Younger son John to receive the remaining half.
wife Rose to have his tenement and all lands lying at "Grenestreate" and the house called "Eldams" consisting of 6 acres and a piece of wood called Ham of 2 acres together with a house at Ayhorn Streate with two gardens purchased off the widow of William Wade, all the above to go to youngest son John Reynold if he lives and reaches to be full age of 23 years
To son Thomas he left his ...property with all barns, stables, stalls and other lands, meadows, field, woods and underwoods lying in the parish of Hollingbourne and Milton or elsewhere in Kent estimated at 170 acres.
Thomas to pay brother John 20 if he lives until he is 23 at the rate of 6.13s.4d annually for 3 years.
It should be noted that William Reynolds acquired the lease of Hollingbourne Manor from Dean and Chapter in 1510 and Diocesan records relate to several other local additions and extensions to the leases both to William and his son Thomas.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/11-120, Probate 15th February 1570
John Reynolds of Hollingbourne, will dated 3rd February 1570
requested burial in the parish churchyard beside his wife and gave 6s. 8d. for the breaking of the ground (presumably gravedigging) and 10s. to the poor of the parish.
To John Reynold his brother's son he gives his bedstead and furniture from the great hall and chair from his bedroom.
He bequeathed various items of clothing to friends and to his servant Robert Hassall his lesser bay gelding with saddle and bridle thereto and a riding cloak and his books and chest now lying in his study.
All other moveable goods and household stuff were to be sold, with his brother Thomas to have first choice. The resultant monies to go to his daughter Rose subject to brother Thomas as guardian. If Thomas approved of her marriage she should receive her inheritance but if she married without his consent she only received the interest therefrom. If she died before being married the benefit to be shared between the children of Thomas and Robert Sethe his daughter's son.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/36 39, Probate 27th July 1587
Thomas Rainolde of Hollingbourne, will dated 26th October 1584
requests being buried in the parish churchyard "in the place where my first wife was laid".
to his daughter Thomasyne 20 to be paid on her marriage or one month thereafter
to William Rainolde, his son, 50 when he reaches 25 years of age
to John Rainolde, his son, eight silver spoons
to Robert Rainolde his son two feather beds, two bolsters, four pillows, two coverlets, two blankets and four pairs of sheets
Other household goods were allocated to his first two sons and to William Pilcher his last wife's son 10 on reaching 21 years.
Robert inherited his lease of the tile oast with the condition that John shall draw down the water of the pond of his mill at all times needful of the lower pond during the lease.
Son John is to have care of Rose Rainold (his cousin) keeping her in "meat, drink, apparel and all things necessary in sickness and in health of a portion of the goods that her father, my brother, left in my hands at his death"
the residue of all moveable goods not willed or bequeathed he gave to John whom he nominated his executor, including his tenement and garden with croft at Ayhorne Playne.
There is an inventory following this will.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/37-256-7, Probate 1595
Robert Reynold, Yeoman, of Hollingbourne
to be buried in the churchyard near his father (there is a headstone indicating this location).
To Agnes his daughter he left 100 to be paid at the age of 20 years together with two pairs of fine and two pairs of coarse sheets.
To Joan his daughter also 100 plus his great new chest and two similar pairs of sheets - fine and coarse.
To Thomas Reynolds his son 200 at the age of 23 years together with the table in the hall, the high backed settle, all the painted wainscot, painted cloths and glass windows that belong to the chamber, there follows a long list of other fixtures and fittings fastened to the walls of his house including lead pipe which carries the water from the pond to serve the house.
To Ann Reynold daughter of John Reynold my brother 5 to be paid at 18 years of age.
Son Thomas to inherit all his leases from Christchurch in Canterbury with all woods called Snockhurst.
To Mercy his wife all the rest of his moveable goods naming her as his executrix and to see his children be virtuously brought up (she later married a George Watel in 160l).
His brother John is named as overseer and to receive 20s. for his pains.
Son William inherited the mansion house called Clayepet House with mill, stables, barns and other edifices on reaching 22 years of age.
Son Thomas to inherit the house he bought of John Wilmote called Coopers on reaching 22 years of age.
The remainder is a complex cross provision should any child die before inheriting with final residue to his brother John Reynolds.
An inventory of his goods and chattels follows this will.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/36-154, Probate 30th July 1589
Mercy Wood of Hollingbourne, widow
10 each to Robert, John, William and Mercy Rainold her sister's children.
Probate being granted to Robert Rainold and Richard Sethe [or Seede] her brother
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury 32/45-127 and 28/10-27, Probate 5 Jun 1620
Thomas Reynolds of Hollingbourne, will dated 2nd May 1620
wife Ann inherited the benefit of leases held from Christchurch in Canterbury including Snockhurst Wood until his son William shall accomplish the age of 22.
Should Ann be pregnant with a man child then William to pay 300 at 18 years or if a female child 200 at 18 years.
To Elizabeth his daughter he left 300 to be paid on marriage or reaching 18 years which ever is first, with benefit to son Robert should neither event occur.
To Thomas Wood the son of Beniamine Wood (deceased) he left 60.
Son Robert inherited a property with appurtenances in Eythorne Streete in Hollingbourne now in the occupation of Widow Willmott, together with woods and lands purchased from Beniamin Wood and William Henling yeoman of Hollingbourne, also of property and land now in occupation of Thomas Clerke , a butcher.
Again there is complex and detail provision "should either son depart this mortal life without heirs of his body lawfully begotten" should this fail finally to the male heirs of Beniamyn Wood deceased and Stephen Tomlyn they to pay Elizabeth 1000
Should sons William and Robert survive to inherit, William to pay his mother 25 and Robert 5 per annum half yearly, she being able to distrain should they fail.
If she married or take any man to husband before her sons each reached 22 years she would lose these entitlements.
An inventory of his goods and chattels follow this will.
Ann is the sole executor of his will with "welbeloved" brother-in-law Mr. Edward Taylor and John Reynolds overseers and each paid 20s.
Ann may well have rapidly remarried since Ann Dale is named widow and executrix.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury 32/55-318 and 29/31-180, Probate 1687
William Reynolds of Hollingbourne, will dated 4th November 1685
It appears William died a bachelor leaving his estate to a nephew Reynolds Chaloner then a minor in trust of his father Richard and mother Elizabeth Chaloner until he reached 21 years of age.
This will opens with the remark "In the first place it cannot be expected I should bestow anything on the poor at my death, having given them so largely in my lifetime".
It continues with small bequests to a sister, nephews, nieces and servants then living with me at my death 10s. a piece, both men and maids!
There is a long Latin appendage to this will indicating a lawsuit challenging its authenticity.
The judge accepted that it was authentic and declared probation.
There is an inventory associated with this will.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Consistory Court of Canterbury 32/7-61A, Probate 24th July 1503
Thomas Raynold of Otham
He required burial in the churchyard in Otham
He makes bequests to the churches in Otham, Leeds, Boughton Monchelsea and Langley.
Small bequests to godchildren, friends and for servants and "the old woman at the forecourt".
To brother Robert he leaves his best horse and brother? Richard Ware the next horse.
His long will then details bequests to his large family of seven sons and four daughters, recording John as the eldest followed by William, Thomas, Edmund, Robert, Edward and Gye, the last three appear to be under the age of 21 at his death.
Each daughter, Agnes, Elizabeth, Alice and Johanna, to receive 10 on their wedding days and specifically Alice on reaching 21 if she is not then married.
Every child was to receive a silver spoon but Edward, Gye and Johanna each an additional silver spoon.
All household goods to be evenly distributed amongst all children.
Each son received part of his land holdings (John's totalled 23 acres) in Otham, Leeds, Chart and Mudston and each adult son to contribute to the funding of the juveniles until they reached the age of 16 when they inherited.
The executors are brother Robert and sons John and William with observer Richard Ware.
Source: Ian Reynolds, PCC 11/16-275, Probate at Lambeth on 6th January 1510
Robert Raynold, son of Thomas Raynold of Otham, will dated
He requested burial in the Church of St. Nicholas, Coldabbey in London but bequeathed 3s. 4d. to St. Nicholas Parish Church in Otham.
He left all his lands, rents, tenements left him by his father to his brother Thomas of London, a fishmonger and made him sole executor.

Source: Ian reynolds, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 17/18-178, Probate 9th April 1527
John Raynold of Langley and Leeds
He requested burial in Leeds Parish Church.
He left to wife Johanna all household contents
to son Robert various pieces of land inherited from his father plus 4 marcs with a requirement to pay his mother 6s. 8d. yearly for the term of her life. If he sold his land inheritance brother Thomas was to have first refusal.
Son Thomas also to receive some land with similar conditions plus 3 silver spoons, part of the land inherited included a quarry together with the tools therein.
Executors were wife Johanna and son Thomas with brother William Reynold as overseer.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 17/19-109, Probate 1530
Edward Reynold of Leeds, will dated 12th May 1530
requests burial in Leeds churchyard with bequests of small sums to the church and its charities.
He makes provision for his wife Deonyse for the term of her natural life and so that she may pay for the marriages of daughters Elizabeth and Johanne and give them 6. 13s. 4d. each when they marry.
To Walter Taylor he gives pieces of land in Chart next Sutton
To William Wood two pieces of land with property in Chart.
His trustees are John Reynold son of William Reynold of Leeds, (his brother) John Reynold son of William Reynold of Hollingbourne (cousin), and Thomas Reynold son of John Reynold (a brother).
The executors are Walter Taylour and John Southland.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 17/21-178, Probate 5th September 1538
William Reynold of Leeds, will dated 28th August 1538
To be buried in Leeds churchyard with bequests to the church
wife Johanne
To son John a woollen craft shop, a wafer cup and silver solte.
To William Woddear (married to daughter Elizabeth) a silver piece and every child of theirs 20d.
To daughters' sons Roger and William Guys sheep and lambs
The executors were his wife and Michael Stertowt (son-in-law).
Source: Ian Reynolds, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 17/22-255, Probate 4th October 1542
Joan Reynolds, widow of William of Leeds, will dated 23rd January 1542
Daughters Agnes (Lylye) Margaret (Stertowt) and Alice to whom she leaves items of clothing and household goods and pieces of gold and silver and to their children 3s. 4d. each.
To her servant she left a new frock and best petticoat.
To Anthony (Aurther?) John's son a brass pot and 6d. of silver and to George Wydoer (Wooddear?) son of daughter Elizabeth 3. 6s. 8d. at the age of 24.
Son John was executor and inherited the residue of her goods.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Prerogative Court of Canterbury 11/27, Probate 5th May 1539 to Katherine his relict
Thomas Reynold, citizen and fishmonger of London, will dated 26th March 1539
He is buried in St. Nicholas, Coldabbey, London (as is brother Robert).
He left 20s. to St. Nicholas Church, Otham
to the box of the Fishmonger's Hall 26s.8d
to the convent of St. Bartholomew 20s
to his four servants varying sums of money and clothes
to various Reynold family in Hollingbourne and to his sister Elizabeth of Brasted various small monies
To Christopher Rainold his son he left 200 but in the hand of Robert Harry together with an "honest bed and all things belonging thereunto with the hangings of a priestly chamber"
The residue of his goods he left to Beatrice his wife (I suspect a copying error of this name and Katherine his relict)
To overseers Robert Rainold and Robert Henry he gave each a gold ring with image or signet in them (by way of estimation 34s.4d.) for their pains.
Source: Ian Reynolds, Prerogative Court of Canterbury 11/40 14, Probate 2nd April 1558
Robert Reynold , will dated 10th February 1557
Robert was also a Fishmonger who lived at the Dolphin in Distaff Lane (just east of St. Paul's Cathedral) in the parish of St. Nicholas, Coldabbey where he was buried next Elizabeth his first wife.
He first made many bequests to charities including:-
to the most needy poor people of the parishes of Leeds and Hollingbourne 40s.
to the house of the friars observant at Greenwich 40s
to the church of St. Nicholas, Coldabbey the lease of his home in Distaff Lane with license for his wife Ann to remain unless she remarry when Thomas and Robert Reynold, if surviving, to remain each paying the appraised rent
Then to John Reynold of Hollingbourne 3 and to Robert, Frances and Ann Rose (stepchildren?) 10 each
To Agnes Hall, his wife's sister and her brother William 5 each and to Mary Rose his daughter 5
To a list of friends and an apprentice usually 40s each, some with money for satin to make gowns or doublet
Robert next bequeaths his holdings in Leeds and Hollingbourne. His new house and garden of Hollingbourne Court to his wife Ann during her natural life in consideration of her dower with a remainder to his three sons Thomas, John and Robert to the longest liver of them and their heirs
All remaining lands and tenements and their appurtenances to be sold for the most advantage and profit, to be divided equally to the laudable customs of the City of London in three parts. One part to his three sons and two parts to his wife Ann whom he nominates his executrix.
He nominates Edmund Warner Thomas Beston and Thomas Rose overseers giving each 4 and a black gown for their pains
His wife subsequently swore a full and faithful inventory and she rendered a clear and full account.
Source: Ian Reynolds, PRC 21/3-120, Probate 6th April, 1573
John Reynolds of Leeds, clothier, will dated 1st April 1572
(son of William)
It is a very long will (10 pages in transcription).
He had a wife, Alice, and three children, Elizabeth (m Fermer), Agnes (m Hodge) and Arthur.
He bequeaths his money, household goods by specification and location in detail (i.e. "one little pot without legs" etc.) including crops and farm animals.
He nominates Thomas Fludd, Gentleman of Bearsted, to resolve any disputes and his son Arthur as sole executor.
It appears he held lands in the parishes of Leeds, Langley, East Sutton, Maidstone, Pluckley, Sevington, Egerton, Smarden and Biddenden.
Son Arthur inherited all after specified bequests.
Source: Ian Reynolds, PRC 32/34, Probate 22nd March 1578
Aurther Raynoldes of Leeds, clothier
This will is long [9 pages] closely written in old English which makes interesting reading.
After a lengthy preamble in which he leaves money for the poor inhabitants of the parish of Leeds and 40s for repairs to the church, he names his wife Julian as his sole Executrix [ although probate is granted to a Edward Harris].
Julian was his principle benificary until her death or earlier marriage in which case she would receive 61.13s.od annually from her sons in varying sums.
To John Long his servant he left an annuity of 20s per year payable quarterly
Aurther owned a large and diverse portfolio of properties, listing 21 individual locations in the parishes of Leeds, Otham, Hollingbourn Pluckley, Langley Biddenden, Smarden, Hedcorn and Ulcombe, East Sutton, Maidston and Bearsted.
These bequeathed to his six sons Thomas, Aurther, Richard, Edward,James and William individually [Thomas died before 1582] each to inherit at the age of 26 years.
Each daughter Isabel, Sara, and Rebecca received money bequests at the age of 21 or on marriage if earlier. [Isabel was already married to a Thomas Cushman and Sara died before 1582]
He also gave annuities to his two sisters Agnes Farmer and Elizabeth Hodge of 6 per annum from lands and properties in the parishes of Charing Egerton and Smarden with provision for distrain if not paid or losss if challenged.
He specifically forbade his wife Julian to fell or take for any purpose other than repairing premises, fencing or fuel all great trees now standing, being grown or remaining except by High Wood in the parish of Leeds.
There is also an account of his estate by his widow Julianne of 16th October 1582 which totals over 1,000 including several large debts,and interestingly for the burial of Arther 26s. and his children Thomas 23s. and Sara 37s. His surviving children were listed as Aurther, Richard, Edward, Jonas and Rebecca. Julianne's account for expenses nearly equalled the total value of his inventory.
The inventory [ref:21/3-270] dated November 1578 listed the following rooms:-
The new parler - the hall - the old chamber - the little chamber - the "mayden" chamber - the Armoury (which included corselets, bows, sheefs of arrows, 3 swords and 2 calivers with their furniture - stores for fruit, butter, cheese, wheat, etc. - the barn with ploughs, harness, etc. - the new chamber - the folkes chamber - the green chamber and another chamber and lastly the brasse (kitchen?).
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/2/356, Probate 1474
Thomas Colner of St Peter's, Thanet, will in Latin dated 4 May 1474
To son Edmond 2 sheep.
To [married] daughter Joan Coblyn 2 sheep.
To [married] daughter Cecilie Reade 2 sheep, a quarter of wheat and a quarter of barley.
To Thomas Colner a quarter of wheat and quarter of barley.
To John Colner half a quarter of barley.
2d each to Richard Edward junior, Thomas Belfeld, and Thomas Kemp junior.
To my wife Joan half of all my goods & chattals.
The other half to Richard & Simon my sons.
Joan my wife, Richard and Simon my sons executors.
Lands and tenements to wife Joan for her dower.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/3/241, Probate 17 Dec 1479
Thomas Colnar of St Peter's, Thanet, will in Latin dated 8 Sep 1479
Testament: body to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter
to the high altar 12d / for the work of the church 3s 4d
to the light of the Holy Cross a bushel of wheat and a bushel of barley
my brothers William Mayster and George Colnar my executors
to Nicholas Mayster a cow
Will: lands and tenements in which Roger?? Graunt and Simon Colnar are my feoffees
George Colnar and Stephen Colnar to be enfeoffed in 3 acres of land next to mine and one acre of land in the field called Middlshote
my feoffees to enfeoff my sister Helen Colnar in 2 acres of land lying at Litildane and in 3 units of land lying at Litildowne
my feoffees to sell half an acre of land lying at Longlynch and to hand over the money received to the work of the said church
my mother to have half an acre of land in a unit lying at Londonstrawe and another unit lying at Sandwich Way
to each of my feoffees 20d
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/4/48, Probate 1485
Richard Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will in Latin dated 11 Jul 1485
Testament: my body to be buried in the aforesaid parish church before the high cross
to the high altar of the same church 6s 8d
to each of the lights of which I am a brother 4d
to each of my godchildren 4d
to Johanne Culmer 20s and a pair of sheets.
Also I leave for providing an ideal chaplain for celebrating for my soul and all those to whom I am bound in the said church for one year next after my decease 10 marks
to Nicholas Culmer and Thomas Culmer all my utensils in the chamber[,] hall and kitchen[,] all my grain and chattels[,] a cart with the ??[,] and a plough with all their appurtenances between them to be divided in equal portions
The residue of all my goods to Richard Culmer my son and John Coopyn[.] Richard and John my executors
Nicholas Easton senior my overseer.
Will: This is the Last Will of me the aforesaid Richard Culmer made the day of the aforesaid third reign year of Richard III after the conquest of England of all my lands and tenements with all their appurtenances in whom Thomas Graunte senior and Nicholas Easton senior are seised.
First I wish that my feoffees enfeoff Richard Culmer my son in my tenement lying at Dumpton with all my adjacent lands next to Dumpton aforesaid, Herston, Ramsgate and Haine with all their appurtenances to his heirs and assigns forever.
Also I will that my feoffees enfeoff Nicholas Culmer son of the said Richard in the other tenement at Churchhill called Churchplace with two adjacent enclosures at Smyth to his heirs and assigns forever.
Also I will that my feoffees enfeoff Thomas Culmer son of the said Richard Culmer in my present tenement at Churchhill with two attached enclosures and in six acres of land lying near Lime Pit with their appurtenances at the age of 22 years to his heirs and assigns forever.
The true residue of all the lands that are in fields near Churchhill and Solishill may be divided between the aforesaid Nicholas and Thomas in equal portions, their heirs and assigns forever.
Also I will that my feoffees enfeoff Richard my son, Nicholas and Thomas sons of the said Richard in half an acre and 3 rods of wood and underwood situated at Wedwood to their heirs and assigns forever in equal portions.
And if it happen that the said Thomas Culmer son of the said Richard may die under the age of 22 years without heirs of his body lawfully begotten I will that the said Nicholas Culmer his brother may be the heir of the aforesaid tenement with all its appurtenances forever.
Also I will that my feoffees enfeoff Thomas Culmer my cousin/relative of and in an acre of land adjacent to Nynne in the parish of St Lawrence to his heirs and assigns forever.
Also I leave to each of my feoffees for their labours 6s 8d.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/4/90, Probate ?
Joan Colner of St Peter's, Thanet, widow of Thomas, will in Latin dated 31 Jan 1485/6
my body to be buried in the churchyard of the aforesaid church
to the high altar of the same place 6d
to each of my godchildren 2d
to each of the lights of which I am a sister 4d
to John Colner son of Edmond Colner two ewes
to Helen Colner a pair of amber rosaries
for the work of the said church my best silver belt and five shillings that Edmond Colner owes me for making a pair of candlesticks for the said church
for the work of the church of St John in the aforesaid island 6s 8d
to Simon Culmer my son another silver belt
residue to Simon Colner my son
Simon and Edmond Colner my executors
Edmond for his labour 12d.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/5/165, Probate 26 May 1490
Edmond Colner of St Peter's, Thanet, will in Latin dated 1 Feb 1489/90
Testament: my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter
to the high altar 4d
to each light of which I am a brother 2d
for the work of the church 20d and a ewe
to my daughter Alice Smalwode 2 ewes, half a quarter of wheat and half a quarter of malt
to Joan my wife a cow and half part of all my grain and all the stock in my chamber, hall and kitchen
residue to my wife Joan and Stephen Colner / Joan and Stephen Colner my executors
Will: my lands and tenements in which John Emptiach and Stephen Culmer are the feofees
my feoffees to sell the meadow and 3 acres of land in the field called Pedewhey to pay my debts and legacies
my wife Joan to be enfeoffed in all my other lands and tenements
after the decease of my wife Joan my son John Colner to be enfeoffed
to each of my feoffees for their work 4d
Witnesses: Robert Lasynby vicar, John Mathew, George Colner, John Turrett + William Yoklett
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/5/382, Probate 14 Oct 1493
George Colner of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 30 Jun 1493
Testament (in Latin): my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter
to the high altar for my forgotten tithes 20d
to each light of which I am a brother a bushel of barley
to each of my godchildren a bushel of barley
to my wife Cecily all of my utensils in the room, hall and kitchen and one-third part of all my grain and chattals/cattle
a second one-third part of all my grain and chattals/cattle to my sons, other third part to executors
wife Cecily and brother Stephen my executors
to Stephen for his work 2d
Will (in English): of and upon all my landes & tenementes in which landes and tentementes Robt Graunt & Richard Norwod be infeoffed
First I will that yf my shepe crafte be nott of valor to pay my dettes & bequethes then I will that my saide feffies shall sell as moche of my saide landes as will quyte my dettes and bequethes
Furthermore I will that my saide feoffees shall infeoffe Alis my daughter of & in v rodis of lande lying and beyng att London tree when she shall come to the age of xv yere
Furthermore I will yf the saide Cicely my wyfe be wt childe wt a man childe then I will that the saide Cicile shall have hold and kepe all my landes and tenementes till the saide man childe come to lawfull age kepying sufficient reparacon and paye the lorde of the fee
And iff hit so fortune that the said Cicily my wyfe be wt childe wt a woman childe then I will that my saide feoffees shall sell all my foresaide landes and tenementes wt thappurtenance to them that will geve most therfor the money therof receyved I will hit be disposed in this forme foloyng
I bequeth to the saide Stephyn my brother xx s and to Jone my moder xiii s iiii d
And the residue of the saide money I will hit shalbe devydid in iii partes that is to say to the saide Cicilie my wyfe one parte of the saide iii partes[,] the iid parte of the saide iii partes to my ii daughters by eqall porcions
Witnesses: Robert Lasynby, vicar of the saide churche, Nicholas Easton the elder, Robert Graunt, Richard Norwod, William Yoklett
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/6/71, Probate 17 Sep 1493
William Culner of St Lawrence, Thanet, will in Latin dated 4 Jun 1493
Testament: my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter
to the high altar for my forgotten tithes 12d
for the work of the church 6s 8d
to the lights of Holy Cross, Blessed Mary, St James a bushel of barley or 4d
to each of my godchildren a bushel of barley or 4d
to my mother Agnes 26s 8d
to my sister Joan 13s 4d
to Thomas at Broke 6s 8d
to Agnes at Broke 3s 4d
to my wife Margaret 13s 4d, a cow, three ewes, and all the house utensils in the hall, room and kitchen
my executors John Panyell and William at Stone and Robert Barnard overseer
Will: lands + tenements Roger Paulyn and John at Stone are infeoffed
all lands + tenements to be sold to pay his debts and legacies
Witnesses: Master Nicholas Fookes, John Forner, William Wellis
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/6/81, Probate 8 Apr 1494
Richard Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 26 Jan 1494/5?
Testament (in Latin): my body to be buried in the church of St Peter before the high cross
to the high altar for my forgotten tithes 6s 8d.
to each of the lights of which I am a brother in said church eight pennies.
to each of my godchildren 12d.
for providing an ideal chaplain to celebrate [mass] for the space of one year five 4s.
to which the vicar 6s 8d and the said clerk 3s 4d.
to the use of the said church 7 6s 8d that are in the hands of Richard Wylkes.
to the use of the church of the brothers in Sandwich town 20s.
to Joan Heyward 20s.
to Margaret Culmer daughter of Thomas Culmer for her marriage portion 10s.
to Nicholas and Thomas Culmer my sons all that grain and cattle that are in the hands of Richard Gooson ... after the decease of my wife Joan.
residue to the said Joan my wife
Joan and the said Nicholas and Thomas my sons my executors
John Coopyn my overseer to which John 3s 4d for his work.
to Robert Spraclyng a gown.
to Thomas Kempp my worst gown.
Will (in English): Lands in which Simon COLNER etc (incl Richard DOMPTON) enfoeffed, to sell 2 1/2 acres.His charity.
Wm CURLING a tenant. Nicholas CULMER to have tts + lands.
After Jones death assignees to sell property at Julyans in St Lawrence, profits divided equally between the 2 churches.
Residue to son Thomas.
Witnesses: Sir Harry Ase parish prist, Will at Stone, Richard Gooson, Andr att Cherch, Joh Coopyn, Will Yoklett & others
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/8/107-8, Probate 26 Oct 1501
John Colner the younger of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 31 Aug 1501
Testament (in Latin): to be buried in the cemetery of the church of Saint Peter
to the high altar of the said church for my tithes forgotten 3s 4d
to each of the lights of which I am a brother in the said church one bushel of barley
Residue to Denise my wife
Denise and Richard Northwood my executors
To Richard for his work 3s 4d Will (in English): Lands + tts w appurtenances now enfoeffed by Thomas SPRAKLING + Lawrence FERDEBROK 2 acres to be sold lying in the parish at Bodellys to pay debts;
to Denys my wife all other lands until Symon my son reaches 21 + if it shall so fortune that she be w child w a man child, to be divided equally at 21, or if they die before 21 and without issue then lands + tts to Symon COLNER my brother when he shall come to lawfull age
failing that, to brothers Thomas + John COLNER.
Wit Sir Hugh Hogh, vicar. Thomas Sprakling, Richard Sakett, Thomas CULNER, William Yeklett
Source: Nol Siver,Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/9/177, Probate 27 Mar 1504
John Colner the elder of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 20 Feb 1503/4
Testament (in Latin): my body to be buried in the cemetery of the aforesaid church of St Peter
to the high altar of the said church for my forgotten tithes 4d
to each of the lights in the said church of which I am a brother 2d
for the work of the said church 4d
I appoint Christopher Hunt and William Long my executors.
To Christopher and William for their work 12d.
Will (in English): In which landes and tenementes Robert Graunte and George Emptiache be enfeffed[.]
First I will my said feoffes within half a yere after my decesse shall sell all my said landes and tenementes to hym that will give most money therfor.
The money therof received I will my said executors shall receive as monthe money therof shall performe and paye my dettes and bequestes. And as for my soule at my forth beryng xxx day and xii monthes day honestly
and all the residue of the money after my dettes and bequestes paied and my said daies performed I will it be delivered forth with all my instuff, corne and catall to Isabell my wif to her owne use to fynde and kepe her children and myne
Also I bequeth to eiche of my feoffes for their labores 2d.
Witnesses Stephen Colner, George Emptiache and William Yoklett.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/9/24, Probate 28 May 1504
Jone Culmer, widow of Richard, of St Peter's, Thanet, will in Latin dated 8 Apr 1504
I leave to Nicholas my son 4 sterling, a chest called le Halinery, a set of bed-clothes called the featherbed[,] 1 ??? and a pair of sheets, a brass pot that contains 4 gallons, a small bowl of one gallon, a candlestick & three pewter platters
to the three daughters of the said Nicholas to each of them by themselves 3s 4d
to Geoffrey Emptiach 6s 8d
to Robert Copyn 6s 8d
to Margaret Culmer 1 pair of sheets & a chest
to Joan Culmer 10s, 1 pair of sheets, one cover and other chests
to Simon Culmer 10s
to Alice Culmer 6s 8d
to Mariane Culmer 6s 8d
to Alice Culmer wife of the said Nicholas Culmer my son 6s 8d
to Joan Austyn my coat called ??? of violet colour
to Cristine Spraclying my gown of rose
to Margaret Gooson my coat of ... colour
to Beatrice Spraclyng 12d
Residue to Thomas Culmer my son
Thomas Culmer and the said Nicholas my sons my executors.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/10/186-8, Probate 9 Jan 1506/7
Nicholas Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 11 Nov 1506
Testament (in Latin): my body to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter
to the high altar for my tithes forgotten 40d
for the works of the aforesaid church 40s
to an ideal elder for celebrating for my soul and for the souls of all the faithful in the said church for the space of a quarter year 33s 4d
to the light of the body of Christ of the same place 12d
to each of the other lights of which I am a brother in the said church 6d
to each of my godchildren 6d
to Alice my daughter a brass pot of the measure of two gallons
to Agnes my daughter another brass pot of the meaure of a gallon and a half
to Helen my daughter another brass pot of the measure of a half gallon
to each of these my daughters aforesaid a sheet
to Joan my wife all my other utensils in the hall, chamber and kitchen, one-third part of all grains, my chattels and 19 pounds sterling
another third part between my aforesaid daughters to be divided in equal portions
another third part to my brother Thomas Culmer and to Joan my wife
Thomas and Joan my executors
To the same Thomas for his labour 6s 8d
to Peter Emptiach 6s 8d, one quarter bushel of wheat & one quarter bushel of barley
Witnesses: Hugh Hogh vicar, Richard Norwood, Thomas Culmer, Robert Graunte. Will (in English): all my landes & tenementes in which landes & tenementes Richard Norwod[,] John Germayn [,] Alex Goff be infeoffed[.]
ffirst my said feoffees shall sell my tenement with the garden at Churchille of Sainte Peters above writen next unto the tenement of Thomas Culmer my brother
my said feoffeis imediatly after my discease shall sell xx acres of land lying and beyng ferthiste fro Saint Peters in the south parte to pay my dettes and my bequeathis[.]
my said feoffeis shall suffer Johan my wiff to have hold & occupy all my other landes and tenementes as longe as she is wydowe
if my wiff be with childe with a man child that then my said feoffeis shall infeoff the said man child of & in my principall tenement & xl acr of land lying next unto the said tenement whan he shall arrive to the age of xxi yere
if it so fortune that the said man child discease before the said age & without yssue of his body lawfully begottyn then I will that Elen my daughter shal have the said tenement & xl acres of land in manner afor rehersed whan she shall arrive to the age of xv yere
& if it happen the said Elen to discease within the said age of xv yere & without yssue then I will that Alice my daughter shalhave the said tenement & xl acr of land as is afore writen
and if the said Alice my daughter discease within the said age & without yssue then I will that Agnes my daughter have the said tenement & xl acr of land as is afore writen
and if the said Agnes my daughter discease within the said age & my wiff have then a woman child lyvyng of my body begotten then I will that the same woman child have the said tenement & xl acr of land as is afor writen
and if all my said childryn discease afor the said age without yssue of ther bodyes lawfully begotten then I will that Symon Culmer my godson have the said tenement & xl acr of land & to hy [sic] & to his heires & his assignes when he shall arrive to the age of xxi yere in ffe symple[.]
Also I will that whiche of all thes afore rehersed shall fortune to be heire to my forsaid principall tenement & xl acr of land shalhave proffed of wodd lying in the parishe of Sainte Laurence at Colliswodd and also my parte of the wodd which I have meane with my brother in the parishe of Saint Peters to hym and to his heires & his assignes
And also I will that my said feoffeis shall suffer Johan my wiff to have hold & occupye my forsaid tenement & xl acr of land & woddes unto the childe the whiche shall fortune to be heir arrive to the age afore reherssed whiche that she mary or nay so that she kepe sufficient reparation & pay the lorde of the ffee
And also I will that my said feoffeis shall infeoff my said childryn which fortuneth not to be heir to my forsaid principall tenement & xl acr of land in all myn other landes & tenementes when they shall arrive to the age of afor writen by eqall portiones & one of them to be others heir if any discease within the said age & the profitt that cometh of the same landes after that my wiff marieth agayn I will it shall be kept to the use of the use of the said childryn unto the tyme that they come to ther age so then to be delyvered to them by eqall portion & one of them to be an other as heir to the same portion
and if hit so fortune that all my said childryn whiche shuld be heir to the residue of my said landes & tenementes discease within the said age & withoute yssue of ther bodies lawfully begottyn then I will that the said residue remayne to the right heir of my principall tente in fee symple for evermore[.]
Also I will that if all thes aforesaid as well the heire that shuld have my principall tenement & xl acr of lande with the woddes as they that shuld have the residue discease within the said age & without yssue of ther body lawfully begotte then I will that my said feoffeis shall sell all my said landes & tenementes to them that will giff moste therfore the money therof comyng I will it be disposed in this manner followyng x marke to a preste syngyng in the said churche by the space of an hole yere and xxx to the churche to what thyng the paryshe hath moste nede of to have at that tyme and the residue in other cheritable dedes wher moste nede is and I will that yche of my feoffeis shalhave a xl d for his labour
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/12/371-2, Probate 28 Nov 1514
Stephen Colner of St peter's, Thanet, will dated 4 Oct 1514
Testament (in Latin): my body to be buried in the cemetery of St Peter
to the high altar of the said church 20s
to the work of the church 20s
to each of of the lights of which I am a brother one measure of barley
to each of my godsons and goddaughters one measure of barley.
Also I leave to Joan my wife all the appurtenances in my hall, chamber and kitchen, one horse, one cow, and all my pigs
all my grain may be divided in three partes, that is to say, one part to Joan my wife, another part to my executors, a third part between my sons and daughters
executors sell another horse and another cow and all my sheep and a bullock
residue to Joan my wife and Thomas Culmer my executors Will (in English): landes & tenementes Thomas Colner & Thomas Colmere by me ben feoffed
Johane my wif to have hold and occupie all my landes & tenementes as long as she is sole wedue
to Roger my sonne viii
2 daughters
witnesses: Robert Graunt, Nicholas Spraklyng, George Sommer, John Mathew and Symon Sommer
Source: Nol Siver, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/16/65, Probate 1533?
Thomas Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 25 Nov 1533
Testament (in Latin): to each of my godchildren 6d if they do not ask for payment?
to my daughter Joan Cheke 5s and to my daughter Alice Hyks 5s and to my daughter Johanna Cok 10s
to Margaret Culmer 20s
to Valentine Culmer 10s and to each of the children of Alexander Culmer 10s
to Henry Copyn 10s
to Thomas Honywod 3s 4d
Residue to my son Alexander for paying my debts and legacies. Alexander my sole executor
to Thomas Norwood my feoffee for his work 3s 4d.
Will (in English): In the which landes & tenementes Alexander Culmer my sone & Thomas Norwod of the said prsshe by me be infeffed[.]
ffyrst I wyll that imedyatly after my decesse that my said ffeoffors shall infeffe Alexander Culmer my sone in all my landes & tenementes lying and beyng in the said parisshe of Saynte Peters or elswhere within the said Ile or Countie in a ffe symple seale to have and to holde to hym & to hys heyers and assigneis for evermore to this wytnesseth as is above wryten
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Vol. folio , Probate 14 Aug 1766
Valentine Sayer of Sandwich, gentleman
to second son Valentine - Messuages, shops and storehouse, with a wharf and a quay in Strand Street, Sandwich
residue to wife Mary.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 5 Jan 1778
Mary Sayer otherwise Seyer of Sandwich, widow
3 sons George, Valentine and Henry, executors
unmarried granddaughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Jane
(long will detailing properties and furnishings)
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/24/28, Probate 31 Jul 1546
John Culner of St Peters, Thanet, will dated 22 Oct 1545
Testament: my body to be buryed in the church yeard of saincte peters
to the hige aulter vi s
to the churche too shepe
to Thomas my sonne one dole of Nettes and a weare rope and a sumes way of hookes and the greate cheste and the ploughte and the carte wth thapparell and the harrowes and ii quarters of wheat and iii quarters of barley after decease of his mother. And the bed chamber immediatly after decease of me to goo and and come at his lybertye
to Margaret and Winifred and Rabbedye ech of them a cowe
to John Colbrand the sonne of John Colbrand ii lambes
to Thomas Colbey one quarter of barley
to Johane my wif all the resydue of moveables
myne executors James Hawlett and John Colbrand and Thomas Colbye myne oversear
Will: Johane my wif shall have my howse and landes then to Thos
yf Thomas my sonne dye wtin age or wtowte issue of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas Colbye his heires or assignes shall sell my howse and landes
resydue shalbe devided equall amonge the sisters that be alyve or too theire heires[.]
Yf they happen to dye all then I will that my brother Markes children shall have this money
Wit Alexander Colnar, Robart Emptiage, John Thatcher[?] + Roberte Hunte
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/26/30, Probate 15 Jul 1547
Joan Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 20 Apr 1547
my body to be buryed in the churcheyeard of saincte Peters
to the highe aulter of the same churche for my tythes and oblaciones necligently forgotten viii d
to Margaret my daughter my grete, ii yeared panne, one brasse pott and too payer of shetes a fine payre and a coorse and a tramser, to Lambes and half a quarter of wheate
to Johane my daughter a fyne shete and a coorse, a pewter dishe, a sawcer, a pewter platter and a ketle and a panne
to Wynnyfryde my daughter the lesser potte and a payre of shetes coorse and a fyne shete and a Tramser and halfe a quarter of wheate, ii lambes
to Rabedye my daughter to Lambes and a potte pryce iiii s and a wenyng calf and half a quarter of wheate, a payre of shetes a corse or a fyne or els iii s iiii d in money
to Thomas my son my grete brnyng panne and the grettest potte and quarter of malte
to Dyonise my daughter one quarter of malte.
Item at my forthefare iii masses and dirige. And at my monesmynd wt iii masses and at my xii monesmynd iii masses dirige.
Also I will that all my Instuf[?] shalbe equally divided to Dyonyce, Rabedye, Wynnyfryde, Margaret and Thomas my sonne when all the bequethes ys full payd and content.
Then all the Residue of my corne and cattall and money I will that yt shalbe divided equally betwene all my children that that ys paid
Also I make myne executors John Colbrand and Tho Colbrand my sonne.
And my oversear Sylvester Terret
Wytnes John Thatcher[?] and Roberte Hunte
Source: Nol Siver, PRC16/11/vol.3 and PRC32/24/23, Probate 29 Dec 1551?
Alexander Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 4 Feb 1551
Testament: To be buried in church of St Peters beside his father and mother.
To my eldeste sonne Thomas Culmer my beste gowne, my beste iakett, my beste dubblett & my beste payre of hose.
Item I gyve & beqweythe my sone George Culmer my gowne that was my fatheres, my seconde chamlett iakett and my blew chamlett dublett.
Also I gyve & beqweythe to my yowngeste sone John Culmer my blak furde gowne & a iakett & a dublett of unwatered chamlett.
Also I gyve & beqweythe to Thomas my sone my maser cuppe parcell gylte.
Also I gyve & beqweythe to Margarete my wyfe to my sonne George to my sonne John & to my dowghter Adryane any of them two sylver spones.
Also I gyve & beqweythe to Margarete my wyfe halfe of my howsehowlde stuffe and the other halfe I gyve & beqweythe to my iii sones eqwally to be devyded betwyxte them.
Residue to be sold to pay debts.
Wife Margaret executrix, sons Thomas, George and John executors.
Maister Blayksenden of Mownton theyr coadministrator & overseer.
Will: Margarett my wyfe shall have the tenemente & howse I dwellin with all the landes for the terme and space durynge her naturall lyfe and immediatly after the decease of the sayde Margarett my wyfe I wyll that Thomas Culmer my eldeste sonne shall have ytt in fee symple[.]
Also I wyll that the sayde Margarett my wyfe shall have immediately after my decease my tenement the landes apteynynge to the same lyenge & beynge att Brodestaier for the terme & space of her naturall lyfe & immediately after her decease I wyll that my sone George Culmer shall have yt in fee symple.
Also I wyll that my eldeste sonne Thomas Culmer shall have in fee symple my tenement & landes att george hyll [Churchhill][.]
Also I wyll that my sonne George Culmer shall have in fee symple my tenemente att Dmputon [sic] with thapptinances & all the landes att Mychelnas next after my decease in fee symple.
Also I wyll yt the sayde George my sonne shall have att Mychelmas next followyng after my decease iiii acere of landes cawled free landes.
Also I wyll that John Culmer my sonne shall have in fee symple my tenemente att Stone with all & syngular landes.
Also I wyll it the sayde John my sonne shall have att Mychelmas nexte after my decease certeyn landes I bowght of Alexander Norwoode and Wyllm Jenken in fee symple so that the sayd John my sonne shall owane[,] remytt and forgyve me all suche farme as I have receyved & taken upp for hys howse & landes yt Rycharde Eston occupyen & yf the sayde John wyllnott be so contented then I wyll sayde lande to be sowlde to pay the sayde farme of the sayde howse & lande yt ys behinde unpayde.
Also I wyll that the sayde John my sonne shall have att Mychelmas next after my decease an acer and a rodde of lande that I bowghte of John Heyman lyeng att Stone.
Also I will that Thomas my sonne shall have in fe symple iii aceres of landes[.]
Also I wyll that my dowghter Adryane Culmer shall have x sterlynge owte of my landes of Stone to be payde unto her att Chyrystenmas com twelvemonthe nexte after my decease fyve powndes sterlynge, and the other fyve powndes att Chyrystenmas then next followynge that.
Thes beynge wyttnesses of this my laste wyll & testament Sir John Lawson junior vycare, Thomas Norwoode, the elder. Thomas Gray, Thomas Collett, and Roberte Hunte
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/51/214, Probate 12 Dec 1597
George Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, will dated 6 Jan 1597/8
Testament: to be buried in the church, 40s to church repairs, same to the poor, same to the Collectors for the poore at Christmas.
Wife Alice, daughters Agnes, Mary, and ?Andrea 20s each
to RICHARD the son of Richard my son 10s
to Elizabeth + Ann daus of George Bennett of St Lawrence
to Bennett Sprackling my ?servant 5s
residue to sons Richard, John, Leonard, Valentine, George + Thomas
Will: Executors to build a convenient house next my herring house for my wife Alice
the lands etc which Richard had of my brother-in-law Robert ?Gaunty (late of St Martins neere the city of Canterbury gent) unto my sons.
sons to be joint Executors
kinsmen Robert Norwoode of Bromster in St Peters + Richard Norwoode of St Lawrence to be Overseers.
Witnesses John Culmer, Richard + Robert Norwoode, Robert Webbe.
Source: Nol Siver, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/39/64, Probate 1602
Thomas Coulner of Birchington, yeoman, will dated 1602
Thomas, Henry, Margaret, Martha, Agnes, Catherine the children of Henry my son 5 each
maydens at 18, sons at 21;
son Ch(ese)r 5.
Henry to be sole Executor.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/62/2?, Probate 1618
Stephen Culmer of St Lawrence, Thanet
to John Fowler of St Lawrence my kinsman, butcher, as sole heir
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/62/264, Probate 1619
Henry Culmer of St John's, Thanet, victualler
wife Margery lately buried at St Johns;
to the parish 16s; to the poore of St Peters 12s;
Henry CULMER my nephew the son of George 20;
also wyne Licence during life he paying the Kings majestie 40s yearly [he under 21];
brother Georges sons + daughters 20s apiece at 21;
sister Margarette [m. Robert SPRINGE] her son Moses 20s;
to Robert WILDE my sisters son 20s;
Edward WILDE 40s;
to Mildred Richardson her daughter;
others brother Guylford CULMER my black horsemans coate and best apparel;
tenement in West St Margate, lands etc to be sold for debts + legacies.
George + Guilford Culmer Executors
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/63/901, Probate 1622
George Collmer of Margate St John's, will dated
1st s Edward, 2nd s John, 3rd s Jeremy, 4th s George, 5th s ?James, 6th son Henry, youngest son Stephen,
1st d Elizabeth, 2nd d Martha, 3rd d Margaret;
grandson George [under 21];
lands at Margate to wife Helen (Executrix);
to the poor of St Peters 5s; also of St Johns 4s;
4 Seafaring men of St Johns 12s each for carrying my body to my grave;
cousin JOHN of St Peters and brother GILFORD to advise my Executrix (Helen).
Witnesses James King, Robert ?Pendury
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/64/308, Probate 20 Dec 1626
John Culmer of St Peter's Thanet, yeoman, will dated 29 Nov 1626
wife Margaret, sons John, Alexander, George, Joseph, daughters Anne, Mildred, Martha, Mary
Source: Nol Siver, Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB11/108/299, Probate 1660
Valentine Culmer of Thanet
wife Martha, s Daniel, d Anna [under 23],
brother George (lands abut).
Witness Guilford Culmer
Source: Nol Siver, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/53/377, Probate 1662
Richard Culmer of Monkton, clerk, will dated 18 March 1661
To son James lands in Ireland, two lots I adventured for, his heirs if any: 400 acres in the Barony of Lorne and similar in the Barony of ?Sloinne but if he shall be deprived of them James to be Executor instead and enjoy my personal estate.
30 to my beloved wife Margaret out of 100 per an annuity which I settled on son Richard out of my natural love of him [but a lot about her not taking advantage].
Beloved son-in-law [blank] Ro.c. who is married to daughter Elizabeth to be executor,
to Elizabeth 20 towards her wedding apparell for which she received nothing at the time.
Daughters Ann, Catherine and Elizabeth
Funeral expenses out of Richards annuity I pray he will remember former kindness and raise the money freely and presently if not, I call on my loving friend John Johnson of St Lawrence to see to it.
Witnesses Henry Paramor, Nich. Thorowgood, Martha Curling.
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/74/13, Probate 1676
George Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, fisherman, will dated
To dau Susan wife of George GOODEN 5,
dau Anne wife of John Read, house where she dwells,
grandson George Gooden 40s at 16;
ditto grandson John Read;
to Mary my now wife 60. [rest of will illegible]
Source: Nol Siver, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/77/303, Probate 1689
Mary Culmer of St Peter's, Thanet, widow, will dated
brother George CURLING 10;
brother Jesse CULMER half my dwelling house with etc.;
sisters Susanna GOODEN and Anne READE the other half;
brother Stephen CURLING and three other sisters rest of lands shared they three to be joint Executors.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #169, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/95 Probate 26 May 1797
Richard Johnson of Biddenden, yeoman, <300
Executors John Willmanton of Leaveland and Stephen Smith of Biddenden
John Farriss - working utensils
Residue to four daughters.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #170, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/96 Probate 27 Mar 1797
Martha Jacob of Folkstone, widow, <300
Executrix daughter Catherine
Son Phineas
Daughters Hanna, Catherine and Ann.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #171, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/97 Probate 20 Oct 1797
Martha Knight of Brookland, widow, <600
Executors James Terry of Brinzett (kinsman), grazier and John Hukins of Brookland, smith
Nephews John and William Illden

Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #172, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/98 Probate 12 Jan 1797
Elizabeth Kennard of St. Lawrence, Thanet, widow, <100
Executrix her mother Dorothy, residue
Sisters Pleasant, Sarah, Dorothy
Brother Henry.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #173, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/98 Probate 23 May 1797
William Lacey of Broomfield, labourer, <100
Executrix wife Sarah
William Lacey son of nephew John Lacey.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #174, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/99 Probate 25 Feb 1797
Stephen Lawrence of Elham, yeoman, 100
Executor John Keeler of Elham, yeoman (universal legatee).
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #175, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/99 Probate 1 Mar 1797
Susanna Mummery of Folkstone, widow, <100
Executors son Robert and daughter Elizabeth (residue) Mummery
Son Thomas
Daughter Susanna
John Parnell and John Stace.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #176, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/100 Probate 29 Apr 1797
Mary Marchant of Hawkhurst, widow, <100
Executrix daughter Jane Munn
Sons John and William Marchant
Daughter Elizabeth Piper.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #178, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/105 Probate 20 Oct 1797
Judith Oliver of High Halden, widow, <100
Executors son Henry Oliver and Thomas Ricord of Halden
Sons Joseph, James, William
Daughters Elizabeth, Hannah and Sarah
Daughter Cally
Granddaughter Sarah Oliver.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #179, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/106 Probate 5 May 1797
James Ottaway of Smarden, yeoman, <2000
Son James, executor
Nephew Richard
Children James, Ann, Elizabeth, Susan and Sarah.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #180, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/107 Probate 24 Feb 1797
Charles Otway of Smarden, Esquire, <1000
Sister Bridget Otway, executrix
Mr Charles Woolley
Cousin Sarah Otway
Thomas Witherden, Gilbert Franklyn, John Woolley, John Large
David Maxted, Jasper Massingham, Stephen Batt.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #181, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/108 Probate 16 Dec 1797
Mary Philpott of Faversham, spinster, <100
Executor - James Tappenden of Faversham, gentleman
Mary Hilton, James Haslam, Rebecca Crow
Cousin Wheeler
Thomas Wilde the elder, residue.
Source: Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #182, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 103/109 Probate 9 Nov 1797
John Paine of Margate, victualler, <600
Executors - John Rowe, painter and Jonathan Purchis, gent., both of Margate
Son John
Grandson William Paine
Sister Elizabeth
Daughter Sarah
Grandchildren Ann Dunkin, Sarah Paine.
Source: Brian Denn, Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.2 f.615, Probate 1484
This is the last will of me John Dene of the Parish of Challock made the first day of the month of October the 2nd year of King Richard the 3rd after the conquest of England the first wheresaid by me personally before Robert Chausley(?) and Richard Sharpe.
First I will that soon after my decease Andrew my son shall have all my lands and tenements with the appertuances in Challock foresaid except a piece of land called ? ? unto Isabella his mother yearly 20s of lawful money to the term of her life quarterly to be paid.
Item I will the said Isabella my wife shall have a ewe kept upon the same ground to the term of her life.
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