Extracts from Kent Wills
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.40 folio 104 Probate 24 Oct 1606
Richard Dreland of Wye, Esq.
, will dated 22 Jun 1606
Reynold Kempe and his wife
servants Thomas Kennet, Wm Laurence, Wm Smythson, Stephen Payne, Alice Woods
Thomas Wittell, Phillip Dense
servant Mary Smith who shall be wife of Thomas Kennett
Godson Richard Lambe, son of William
Godson Richard Hawkins
Henry Pettit and his daughter
Sir John Roper, Sir Michael Sands, Sir William Roper, Sir Christopher Roper, Sir Richard Sands
Sisters Mrs Susan Doddinge, Mrs Jane Paine, Mrs Sibill Reader and Mrs Mary Pettit
Nephews William and George Finch
Brother John, executor.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Henchman 209, Probate 23 Oct 1739
Elizabeth Diggs of Chilham
, will dated 7 Oct 1739
Daughter Elizabeth Williamson (executor)
Son Col. Thomas Digges
Grandsons West? and Dudly Digges
Granddaughter Caroline Williamson.
Source: Consistory Court of Rochester v.19 folio 295 Probate 12 May 1603
James Danne of Brenchley
, nuncupative will dated 8 May 1603
Wife Ellioner, executrix
made in the hearing of Robert Bishoppe and Edward Laffam.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Alchin 1, Probate 27 Oct 1654
Thomas Denne of Parmestead, Upper Hardres
, will dated 9 Jan 1653
Eldest son Vincent Denne, executor
tenant Thomas Hill of Charren
Sons William, John and only daughter Elizabeth.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Berkeley 226, Probate 23 Jun 1656
Martha Denn of Ospringe, widow of John of Littlebourne, deceased
, will dated 3 Nov 1655
Cousin Thomas Cater, Clerk of Ospringe
His wife Elizabeth Cater and her 2 sisters Martha Sparkes and Katherine Wyat of London, widow
Sons David and Michael Denne
Thomas Vigeon of Molash, yeoman.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Ruther 425, Probate 17 Oct 1657
David Denne of Littlebourne, yeoman
, will dated 3 Jun 1654
Sons David and Jonathan Denne.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.77 folio 211 Probate 23 Oct 1688
Edward Dadson of Petham, yeoman
, will dated 26 Apr 1687
Brother Anthony Ovenden and his sons Richard, John, William and daughters Elizabeth Marsh,
Jane Ovenden and Mary Ovenden
Edward Pett, son of Thomas Pett.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury v.104 folio 84 Probate 9 Jun 1808
William Dadson of Barham, linen weaver
, will dated 1 Mar 1801
Daughters Elizabeth Dadson, executor and Ann Webb
Grandson John Pope
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury v.48 folio 206 Probate 23 Sep 1628
Evan Daniell of St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet
, will dated 1 Jun 1628
Brother Hugh Ap Daniell Ap Owen, executor
Uncles Richard ap Owen and Hugh ap Owen ap Richard
William Barret the younger, Lewis Rogers of Monckton, Nicholas Haskinson?, John Widdit
My master Thomas Paramore of St Nicholas, Esq.
Thomas Pettit of St Nicholas
Widow Harvey, Anne Laward?, Edward Baker.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.103 folio 11 Probate 16 Aug 1796
Mary Daniels of Canterbury, widow
, will dated 21 Jun 1796
Daughter Ann, wife of James Smith
Daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Downs, and her daughter Ann Downs
John Zachariah Plummer of Canterbury, gent., executor
Sons Joseph and George
Children of son John, deceased
William Collins of Canterbury, bricklayer, executor
Codicil dated 15 Jul 1796, of Mary Daniels now of St Dunstans, widow:
Daughter in Law Sarah, widow of son John
Mr Lewis Decanfour.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.105 folio 19 Probate 2 Apr 1813
Mary Daniels of Canterbury, widow
, will dated 24 Dec 1812
Brothers Richard and Joseph Lummas of Wellington, Shropshire
servant Eleanor Johnson and her brother John Johnson
Henry Goldfinch of Canterbury, grocer, executor
Witnessed by Susan Spearpoint and William Cullen.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.106 folio 305 Probate 19 Jan 1822
James Daniels of Lower Hardres, yeoman
, will dated 29 May 1819
Daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Holmes
Daughter Harriet, wife of Joseph Snelling
Mary Fagg natural daughter of my deceased son William by Lydia Fagg, spinster
Sons Thomas and John
Thomas Brockman and Thomas Page, executors
Witnessed by J Z Plummer, Stephen Plummer and J Z Plummer Jr.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.111 folio 235? Probate 22 Feb 1845
Mary Daniels of Wincheafs? St, Canterbury, widow
, will dated 19 Jan 1844
Thomas Whitehead of Ramsgate, schoolmaster and his wife Elizabeth
Mary, wife of Stephen Pain of Nonnington
Sister Margaret Harvey
Nieces Mary Pain and Mary Johncock
Nephews Marshall and James Harvey, and John Johncock
Mary Ann, daughter of Mary Pain
William Newport nephew of my late husband.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.64 folio 443 Probate 14 Jul 1627
Jane Evering of Evering, Alkham, widow
, will dated 19 Jan 1625
Grandchild Robert Evering of Dover
Jane Nethersole of great grandchild and Goddaughter
Cousin Francis Rogers of Denton, DD, Executor.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.51 folio 319 Probate 29 Mar 1637
Nicholas Eaton of Dover, Jurat
, will dated 6 Dec 1636
Sons William (executor) and Nicholas
Nicholas Hayward, master of Barque, and Bennett Hickson, master of the ship 'Peter'
John Eaton, son of Peter Eaton my deceased brother
Jane Shernall? widow, Katherine the wife of William Robinson, Joane the
wife of Edward Rainger? and Elizabeth Eaton, daughters of Peter Eaton
Susan, wife of Symon Dugdall
Edward Kemp of Dover, Esq.
Francis Raworth, Joane Clarke and John Higham of Dover
Mary, wife of Nathaniel Burges
Jane, wife of William Freeman
James Hughes Sr of Linstead, Esq. and Anthony Percivall, Esq., overseers
Witnessed by John Witherden, Rockwell Harwood, Robert Hammon and Francis Raworth.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.99 folio 52 Probate 10 Jun 1773
John Farmar of Boughton Malherbe, yeoman
, will dated 1 Jun 1769
Sons Richard and John (executor)
Witnessed by Fra. Lewis and Thomas Durant Punnett.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.50 folio 316 Probate 7 Jul 1635
Joane Eaton wife of Nicholas Eaton of Dover, Jurat
, will dated 10 Apr 1635
Sons in Law William Eaton, executor, John and Nicholas Eaton
Sister Sarah, wife of Bennett Hickson of Dover, mariner
Nephews Thomas and Gibs Hickson and niece Joane Hickson
Nephew John Tyddeyman son of John, deceased
Brother in law Thomas Gibbs and his son Richard Gibbs
Uncle Thomas Tyddeyman of Dover
Brother in law Bennett Hickson
Francis Raworth, Town Clerke of Dover
Richard Bageant, Robert Hamon, Katherine Winter and Hannah Harvey, my husband's servants
Jane, wife of William freeman
Elizabeth Smith and her son in law Thomas Rudder
Alice, wife of John Rolfe
Witnessed by Cockrell Harwood, John Lamberte, Francis Raworth.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.64 folio 2 Probate 4 May 1758
Thomas Elgar of Dover, pilot
, will dated 27 Jan 1758
Granddaughter Rebecca Newman, daughter of my daughter Sarah Newman, deceased
Grandchildren Thomas Collings, William Collings, Elgar Badcock, Elizabeth Bond and William Bond
tenant Thomas Austen
Daughter Susanna, late wife of Benjamin Goodwin
Edward Goodwin of Dover, tide supervisor, executor
Mary Hammerden of Dover, widow, executrix.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.82 f.18 Probate 21 Nov 1712
George Farley of Faversham, sawyer
, will dated 13 Oct 1712
Father Henry Farley of Shelwich, husbandman
Wife Elizabeth, executor.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.64 folio 504 Probate 16 Apr 1763
John Elgar of Newchurch, Romney Marsh, grazier
, will dated 4 May 1758
Son in Law John Collyer of Newchurch
Daughter in Law Mary Tiddeman, widow of Snave
Brothers William Elgar of Dymchurch and Henry Elgar of Burmarsh
Elizabeth wife of William Elgar
Nephew Thomas Elgar of Burmarsh, son of Henry, executor
Witnessed by William Buck, John Rasell and Thomas Maylam.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.98 folio 219 Probate 13 Nov 1769
John Elgar of Folkestone, carpenter
, will dated 1 Apr 1768
Sons John, Richard, Thomas and William, Executors
Daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Halls
Neighbours Richard Boxer, John Baker, Henry Watson, Henry Hedgock, widow Chalk
tenants widow Miller of Folkestone and Robert Harrison
Son in Law Richard Boxer, daughter of Mary Boxer.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.67 folio 265 Probate 3 Feb 1619
Daniell Epse of St Dunstans
, will dated 31 Jan 1619
Wife Margaret, executrix
her son in law William Umphry
Brother William Epse and his daughter Agnes Epse
Brothers Samuel and George Epse
Sisters Agnes Ward and Ann Smith
Thomas Robinson and Thomas Johnson of St Dunstans, overseers.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.104 folio 418 Probate 8 Sep 1812
John Farmer of Boughton Malherbe, yeoman
, will dated 17 Aug 1805
Youngest son Thomas, executor
Eldest son John
tenants William Kite and William Butcher
Daughter Elizabeth, wife of Richard pullen
Youngest daughter Sarah Farmer
Eldest daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Rolfe
Witnessed by William Smart of Charing, atty at law, William Thomas Tonge, Horace Butterfield,
clerks to Mssrs Norwood, Smart and Norwood.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.97 folio 75 Probate 14 Apr 1764
Elizabeth Fox of Ewell, widow
, will dated 9 Mar 1764
Son John, Executor
Daughter Sarah and son Joseph, minors.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.97 folio 336 Probate 24 Oct 1766
Richard Fox of Denton, weaver
, will dated 5 Aug 1765
Grandsons Thomas Friend, John Friend and Isaac Friend
Grandson Richard Friend, Executor
Daughter Katherine, wife of Henry Elgar
Granddaughters Mary and Ann White, daughters of my son in law Thomas White
Daughter Mary, wife of John Friend.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.63 folio 86 Probate 27 Jan 1747/8
William Fox of Nackington, yeoman
, will dated 24 Oct 1747
Son William, executor
tenant Richard Mace at Red Lyon, Chilham
Son Hopkins Fox
Witnessed by John Denne, William Dutnall and John Ilken.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.107 folio 336 Probate 18 Nov 1826
John Hopkins Fox Beer of Chilham, yeoman
, will dated 29 Jan 1825
Wife Elizabeth, executrix
Witnessed by David Handcock, Sarah Coombs and Frances Payn.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.73 folio 247 Probate 13 Mar 1673/4
Thomas Fox the elder of Waltham, yeoman
, will dated 29 Apr 1667
Sons John, Thomas and Richard, Executors
William, Thomas and John sons of my son John
Daughter Mary wife of John Reynolds
3 sons of John Reynolds
Thomas Spaine of Elmsted and John Berry of Stelling, overseers.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.93 folio 25? Probate 9 Apr 1748
William Fox the elder of Elham, husbandman
, will dated 30 Nov 1744
Children of my late daughter Mary, wife of John Austen
Daughter Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Philpot
Daughter Susanna, wife of George Pybus
Wife Elizabeth, executrix
Son William, executor
Witnessed by Margaret Skinner, Joseph Wright and Robert Bax.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.94 folio 381 Probate 27 Jun 1752
Ralph Fox of Chartham, yeoman
, will dated 8 Jun 1751
Daughters Elizabeth and Frances Fox
Sons Ralph, Richard and David, executors
Witnessed by Joseph Sawkins and John Fox.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.95 folio 418 Probate 18 Nov 1758
William Fox of Selling, yeoman
, will dated 18 Jul 1745
Daughter Mary wife of Thomas Gates
Daughter Ann Austen
Daughter Susannah wife of George Barns
Son Thomas, executor
Witnessed by Her. Hills, George Hammond.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.102 folio 128 Probate 2 Apr 1791
John Fox of Chartham, yeoman
, will dated 28 Oct 1786
Nephews Richard, Ralph, John, Thomas Fox, executors
Nieces Ann and Elizabeth Fox
Sister Elizabeth Barker, widow
Witnessed by Thomas Hammond, Mary Hammond and Thomas Hammond Jr.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.102 folio 183 Probate 22 May 1792
Thomas Fox the elder of Elham, yeoman
, will dated 29 Apr 1792
tenants Simon Cramp, Thomas Gilham the younger, George Gilham, Thomas Gilham the elder, Abraham
William Baldock of Canterbury, brewer
Sons William and Thomas, executors
Daughter Ann Gambrill wife of Henry of Ramsgate
Witnessed by Edward Downe, Thomas Hodges and Mary Knowler.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.69 folio 4 Probate ?
Mary Fox of Richborough in Ash, widow
, will dated 23 Feb 1820
formerly Mary Jenkin, spinster, only sister and heiress at law of Thomas Jenkin of Richborough, gent.
2 daughters of Mr William Fox of Canterbury
Catherine Tapsell wife of Thomas of Ash
Mr Thomas Solly of Richborough, farmer
Mr Henry Minter Rigden of Richborough, farmer
William Marsh of Richborough Castle, labourer
Mr William Fox of Canterbury
Mr Thomas Minter of Littlebourne, gent.
Cousin Mr James Neame of Birchington, executor
Witnessed by Ann Burvill, Richard Emmerson and George Noakes.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.101 folio 229 Probate 2 May 1787
Hopkins Fox of Nackington, gent.
, will dated 20 Jun 1781
Mr Thomas Halke, my wife's father
tenant John Curling
Son Thomas and son Hopkins, clerk
Daughter Thomasin, wife of Mr John Pym.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.102 folio 314 Probate 30 Jun 1794
William Fox of Nackington, Esq.
, will dated 22 Mar 1793
Natural children by Elizabeth, now my wife, William Hopkins Fox Beer, Mary Ann and John Hopkins Fox Beer
Daughter Elizabeth Ticknor Fox
Captain George Phillips of Ramsgate, executor
Joseph Warren of Canterbury, linen weaver, executor
Probate to Elizabeth Fox, mother of Wm H F Beer aged 9 and John H F Beer aged 7.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.103 folio 14 Probate 2 Jan 1796
Elizabeth Fox of Nackington, widow of William, yeoman
, will dated 8 Mar 1795
Youngest daughter Thomasin Pym Fox, left unprovided for by her father
Brother in law Thomas Fox of Ash, gent., executor, guardian and trustee
Joseph Warren of Canterbury, flaxdresser and linen weaver, executor, guardian and trustee.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.58 folio 9 Probate 1 May 1706
William Hopkins of Chilham, yeoman
, will not dated
Margaret and Sarah Fox, daughters of William Fox late of Chilham
Catherine Fox and Thomas Fox, children of William Fox
Brother Michael Hopkins
William and Michael Fox, sons of William Fox, executors.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.84 folio 27 Probate 30 May 1724
Thomas Fox of Chartham, yeoman
, will dated 6 Apr 1724
Sons Richard, William, John, David, Ralph and Francis Fox
Granddaughter Mary Watson, widow.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.84 folio 48 Probate 21 Jul 1725
Susan Fox of St Andrew, Canterbury, widow aged
, will dated 1 Dec 1724
3 nieces Elizabeth Collier wife of Thomas, Sarah Pettit, Mary Dixon wife of James
Robert Pettit and Edward Pettit, executors.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.60 folio 81 Probate 2 Feb 1724
Elizabeth Fox of Canterbury, aged
, will dated 16 Jul 1722
Daughter Mary wife of Mr William Betts?, formerly wife of Mr John Kinpford deceased
Mr Robert Carter of Godmersham
Daughter Elizabeth wife of Mr Samuel Harris
Daughter Susan Lee, widow
Cousins Elizabeth Reynolds, Mary Reynolds and William Nicholson overseer.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.60 folio 108 Probate 3 Apr 1725
William Fox of Godmersham, husbandman
, will dated 25 Mar 1725
Sons William and John and daughter Mary Fox.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.58 folio 93, Probate 28 Feb 1706
William Fox of Deal, mariner
, will dated 28 May 1703
Mother Jane Fox, executrix
Sisters Elizabeth, Ann and Jane Fox
Witnessed by John Baker and Patrick Power.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.58 folio 364 Probate 29 Mar 1712
William Fox of Stelling, yeoman
, will dated 17 Mar 1711
Sons Richard, Thomas and John
tenants Benjamin Mutton at Lower Hardres and Isack Browning at Bishopsbourn
Son in law Astin Fox
Grandchildren Astin and Susanna, children of my daughter Sarah
Grandchildren Susanna and Elizabeth Fox, daughters of my son William
Sister Susan Gorge?.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.72 folio 313 Probate 14 May 1667
William Fox of Great Hardres, yeoman
, will dated 19 Mar 1667
Sons Thomas and William (executor)
Daughters Mary, Susan and Elizabeth
Wife Susan, executrix.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.83 folio 26 Probate 7 Jun 1718
Michael Hopkins of Nackington, yeoman
, will dated 13 Mar 1717
Kinsman William Fox of Nackington, yeoman, executor
Hopkins Fox, minor son of William Fox
tenant Thomas Idsen? at Hothfield
Kinsman Michael Fox
2 sons of my cousin William Howland
James Ellin of Upper Hardres, yeoman
William Mount of Thannington, malster
Thomas son of Thomas Hopkins late of City of Canterbury, gardener, deceased
Goddaughter Elizabeth Petman, daughter of my cousin John Petman
Witnessed by John Luddington, Benjamin Foreman and Vincent Denne.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.77 folio 217 Probate 24 Dec 1688
Michael Hopkins of Chilham, yeoman
, will dated 29 Jun 1687
Sons William, Mathew and Michael (executor)
Grandchildren Mary, Margaret and Sarah Fox
Daughter Sarah wife of William Fox
Cousin Henry Hogbin.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.96 folio 370 Probate 12 Jun 1762
Thomas Fox of Lyminge, yeoman
, will dated 27 Jan 1762
Son William of Lyminge, blacksmith
tenants William Pegden at Denton, Thomas Reaks at Bourne and Richard Ratcliff at Stelling
Son Thomas of Elham, yeoman
Daughter Sarah wife of John Brockman of Nonington
Daughter Mary wife of John Page of Petham
tenants William Parnell and John Wood at Stelling.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.52 folio 214 Probate 22 May 1637
Robert Fox of Allintone
, will dated 24 Apr 1637
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.83 folio 13 Probate 9 Oct 1716
Richard Fox of Waltham, husbandman
, will dated 30 Feb 1715
Wife Susanna, executrix
Daughters Elizabeth Lampard and Susanna Fox
Elizabeth Fox, minor daughter of my son Richard, deceased
Sons Stephen, Thomas, John and Joseph.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.77 folio 306 Probate 30 Oct 1689
Jane Fox of Ashford, widow of John
, will dated 3 Oct 1689
Eldest son John
Daughter Jane wife of Richard Rucke of Elham, yeoman
Daughter Ann, executor, wife of William Smith of Ashford, butcher
Grandchilden Ann and Elizabeth Glover
Grandchildren William, Susan and Robert Sucklin, children of my daughter Joan deceased
Witnessed by George Colt, John Bressenden and John March.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.77 folio 348 Probate 2 Oct 1680
Nicholas Fox of Elmsted, yeoman
, will dated 12 Aug 1677
Sons Nicholas and William, executors
Daughter Mary wife of Nicholas Swaine
Daughter Elizabeth wife of Richard Scott
Witnessed by John Browning and Richard Tucker.
Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.78 folio 246 Probate 27 Feb 1693
Elizabeth Fox of Faversham, widow
, will dated 30 Jan 1693
Son John Brightbread
Daughter Elizabeth Brightbread, executrix
3 minor children Jane, Mary and Stephen Fox
Witnessed by John Harrison, Hester Mills and George Carter.
Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.55 f.134 Probate 3 Nov 1684
George Finch of Dover, gent.
, will dated 26 May 1684
Son in law Comfort Starr
Grandchild George Starr son of Comfort and Ann Starr
Daughter in law Ann Starr
Sister Dorothy Barham, widow and her 3 daughters
William and James Barham, sons of Dorothy
Brother Henry Finch and his son Charles and 2 daughters
Katherine Barber, widow and her 2 daughters
Sister Margaret Hamblinton?, widow and her son John
Sister Anne wife of George Hartman
Sister in law Judith wife of William Willard
Sister Bennett now wife of Thomas Gibbons
Alice now wife of Thomas Dale
Friend John Matson the younger of Dover
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