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Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.543, Probate 9 Jul 1852
George Bayly of Jamaica Row, Bermondsey, sailmaker, will dated 4 May 1848
Sons George Bayly and James Dudgeon Bayly
Property at 8 Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate
Father in law The Reverend William Smith, deceased
Brother in law Alexander Smith Esq.
Sister in law Elizabeth Boyd
Wife Janet
Children Edward Bayly, Matthew Boyd Bayly, Elizabeth and Matilda Bayly
Grandchild George Edward Haycraft son of my daughter Emma and Josiah Haycraft
Witnesses Geo. Drew, Bermondsey Street and Charles Haslam Drew, Bermondsey Street.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 May 1818
John Hurst the elder of Broadstairs, St Peters, Thanet, Gentleman, will dated 26 June 1816
Sons John and Joel
Son in law Medmer Goodwin and his wife Martha my daughter
Daughter Ann Philpot, widow
Daughter Mary Goodwin, widow
Children of son George Hurst, deceased
Witnesses Eliza'th Chudleigh, Norwood - John Cottard - Edw'd Deering, Margate
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Jul 1810
Stephen Philpot of Broadstairs, St Peters, Thanet, mariner, will dated 25 Dec 1801
Wife Ann, executrix
Daughters Ann Philpot, Mary Ann Philpot, Eliza Philpot
Mr Step'n Nuckle, Mrs Bayly, Mr R'd Norwood, Tho's Elgar, Will'm Cock, John Edwards, Mr Parks at Broadstairs
Sarah wife of Tho's Hurst of Broadstairs, daughter of my wife
Martha wife of Edmond Addis of Margate, daughter of my wife
Witnesses Joel Hurst, John Mussared, William Turner.
Second probate 25 Sep 1819, executrix Ann Philpot now deceased
Admon to Martha wife of Medmer Goodwin, sister and sole executrix of Ann Philpot, deceased.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 15 Oct 1845
Edward Goodson of Upton, St Peters, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 22 July 1845
Wife Ann
Sons Edward, Thomas, Robert and Stephen
Daughter Judith Goodson
Witnesses Martin C Daniel Ramsgate sol'r, Wm Parkhurst, Broadstairs hairdresser.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Aug 1811
Joel Culmer of Margate, St John's, Thanet, will dated 15 Feb 1806
To be buried at St Peters
Sister Sibily Hurst's children: John, George, Joel Hurst, Ann Philpot, Martha wife of Medmer Goodwin, Mary the wife of John Goodwin
John Goodwin's 3 sons
Ann Philpot's 5 children including Sarah Culmer wife of Thomas Hurst, Martha Culmer wife of Edmond Addes
Medmer and Martha Goodwin's 7 children
Codicil 18 Dec 1806
Kinsman George Hurst, now deceased, his 4 children and widow
Occupiers Mr Kemp, Mr John Jones, Mrs Taylor at Broadstairs
Stephen Philpot
George Medmer Goodwin, Stephen Goodwin son of Medmer
No Witnesses
7 Aug 1811 appeared personally: John Unwin of Stoke Newington, St John Hackney, Mdx, broker and John Unwin junior of Kingsland in the same parish, gentleman.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.784, Probate 26 Sep and 30 Oct 1845
Joel Hurst of Ramsgate, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 20 Jun 1836
Wife Elizabeth
Daughters Mary Culmer Hurst and Lydia Ann Hurst, executrixes
Witnesses Martin L Daniel Ramsgate sol'r, Edw'd Mills and H J E Parker his clerks.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 26 Apr 1823
John Bayly of Broadstairs, Thanet, mariner, will dated 20 Jun 1821
Daughter in law Mary Bayly and her children Mary, Edward and John Bayly
Daughter Sarah wife of Richard Norwood
Daughter Charlotte wife of William Turner
Witnesses Richard Tomson, Edward Daniel, Robert Cock.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Mar 1823
William Goodson the elder of Upton, St Peters, Thanet, yeoman, will dated 10 Aug 1821
Sons William, Edward, executors
Occupiers Mary Pettit, Stephen Reader, Johnson
Catherine Cook, spinster deceased
Relation John Ladd of Rotherhithe, Surrey, grocer, executor
Witnesses Edw'd Daniel, Edw'd Daniel jun'r, Wm A Daniel, Ramsgate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Nov 1848
William Goodwin Mockett of Ramsgate, yeoman, will dated 30 June 1848
Wife Elizabeth, executrix
Witnesses Martin L Daniel sol'r, Mary Sutton, both of Ramsgate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.387, Probate 23 Aug 1822
John Nethersole of Reading Street, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, yeoman, will dated 4 Jun 1807
Wife Jane
5 Children John, Thomas, Elijah, James Nethersole and Hannah wife of James Creed
Witnesses Edw'd Daniel, Amy Parish, John Parish.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Feb 1836
Mary Goodwin of Ramsgate, widow, will dated 17 Jan 1833
Daughter Mary Jane wife of Captain William Sharp
Grandson Thomas Fretwell Goodwin son of my late son John
Daughter in law Mary Goodwin the widow of my late son Richard
Witnesses Edw'd Daniel, HJE Parker, Caroline Belsey.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.586, Probate 5 Sep 1833
Ann Mockett of St Peters Thanet, spinster, will dated 21 March 1833
John Bushell of Guilton in Ash, gent.
Thomas Harrisson of Rye, Sussex, gent.
Father John Mockett
Brothers Edward, William and Charles Mockett
Witnesses B? A Winter, Rich'd M Mount
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f145., Probate 28 May 1857
Matilda Sampson of Ramsgate, spinster, will dated 10 Aug 1854
old servant Ann Tylor
Occupier Zara Dunk and his wife at Ramsgate
Children of cousin Joseph Reynolds of London, cartmaker, deceased
Mary Rutter, widow of my cousin Edward Sampson Rutter late of Dover, gent. deceased
Sophia Reynolds, widow of Thomas Reynolds, deceased, son of said Joseph Reynolds
Harriet Reynolds,daughter of said Joseph Reynolds
Julia Rutter, daughter of John Snoulton Rutter of Clapham
Cousin Ann Rutter, daughter of said Edward Sampson Rutter
Children of my cousin Sarah Rockett deceased
Cousin John Snoulton Rutter and his wife Julia
Martin Long Daniel of Ramsgate, gent.
Samuel Sackette of Ramsgate, stationer
William Reynolds, son of said Joseph Reynolds
Sophia Rockett, widow of Thomas Rockett deceased, son of said Sarah Rockett, and her children
Louisa Rockett, daughter of said Sarah Rockett
Septimus Ocean Lamb, son of cousin George lamb late of London, paper stainer deceased
his brothers George and Henry Lamb
Sarah Lamb, daughter of Thomas Lamb deceased late of Horsham, Sussex, solicitor
Mr Valentine Hoile of Sandwich, brewer
Cousin Judith Folkes, widow of Cheltenham and her children
William Small, Martha wife of Richard Rotton and Elizabeth Small, children of my cousin Francis Small deceased
Robert Small, Sophia Small and Martha Small, children of my cousin Thomas Small deceased
Servant Mary Hills
James Stock Daniel of Ramsgate, surgeon
my cook Elizabeth Hughes
Matilda Sampson Reynolds, daughter of Thomas Reynolds
Harry Strong of Ramsgate, gent. and his children Henry, Walter and Ann
John Sampson Rutter only child of John Rutter deceased and grandson of said Edward Sampson Rutter
Jennings Rutter the elder of Ramsgate
Alice Taylor of Ramsgate widow
Witnesses Robert Howell, Charles Howell of Ramsgate
Codicil dated 2 May 1856:
Trustee and executor Samuel Sackette lately dead,
replaced by relation Richard Rotton of Hampstead, Mdx, gent.
Caroline Tallance, Louisa Frankes, Susannah Cotton, Richard Folkes, Emma Dobbins and Harriott Saunders, six of the children of said Judith Folkes
Ellen Fenn daughter of Judith Folkes
Frederick and Emma Fenn children of said Ellen Fenn
Witnesses Edw'd Miles, H J E Parker, Clerk to Mess's Danile Solicitors Ramsgate
Codicil dated 1 May 1857:
Trustee and executor William Reynolds lately dead,
replaced by john James Reynolds his brother
John Rotton son of Richard Rotton
Charles Small son of my cousin William Small
my gardener Joseph Bushell
Witnesses E Haynes, C Leroux, Ramsgate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury f.220, Probate 16 Aug 1818
Susanna Ladd of Dover, widow, will dated 13 Oct 1814
Son Edward
Daughter Sarah wife of John Finnis of Dover, blockmaker
Grandchild Richard son of my late son Richard Ladd deceased
Grandchildren Sarah, Charlotte and Henry children of my late son Wabon? Ladd deceased
Niece Martha Betts
Friend John Reynolds of Dover, grocer
Witnesses Tho. Pain solicitor Dover, Hen'y Wells his clerk.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Apr 1844
Susannah Ladd of 5 Garden Row, Margate, spinster, will dated 31 Aug 1841
Nephews Thomas Arnold, William Hammond Ladd and George Ladd
Sister Rachael Ladd
Richard Mummery of Pimlico, Middlesex, son of George and Mary Mummery
Children of nephew John Ladd
Witnesses Garton Crow, Market Place, Margate and Janus Betts, 20 Jamaica Row, Bermondsey.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 30 Jun 1828
Thomas Foreman of Deal, mariner, will dated 2 Feb 1828
Nieces Ann and Catherine Taylor of Deal daughters of my sister Ann Taylor widow
Occupier Martin Harris
Friend James Ives? Shrewsbury of Dover, gentleman
Witnesses James Wise of Deal, John Wise Jun'r of Walmer.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 Feb 1822
Thomas Castle senior of Broadstairs, mariner, will dated 20 Jun 1821
Son Thomas
Richard Norwood of Broadstairs, executor
Witnesses John Philpot, Will'm Cock, Rob't Cock.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 Jan 1821, 1 May 1825
Thomas Norwood of Broadstairs, gentleman, will dated 9 Nov 1814
Occupier Susanna Milton, spinster at Broadstairs
Daughter Mary Goodbourne, widow
Wife Sarah
Daughter Sarah Lawrence, widow
Son Stephen
Daughter Elizabeth wife of Elwin? Goodwin
Daughter Elizabeth Chudleigh Norwood, spinster
Friend Richard Norwood of Broadstairs, tailor
Witnesses Jacob Sawkins, Edw'd Dering, John Harman, Margate
Codicil dated 5 Sep 1817
Witnesses Francis Legg, Edw'd Dering, Margate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 16 jan 1822
Thomas Philpot of St Peter's, Thanet, yeoman, will dated 18 Apr 1818
Son Thomas
Friend John Hedgcock of Margate, gentleman and his wife Ann, executors
Witnesses Will'm Casell Cowell, Joseph Ralph, John Harman.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Jun 1851
Thomas Hurst of St Bartholomews near Sandwich, shipwright, will dated Jul 1850
Wife Mary
Friend William Henry Weekes of Sandwich, surgeon, executor
Witnesses Henry Ewell sen'r, Margaret Baker.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 20 Oct 1849
Martha Hurst of Vale Cottage, Lewisham, widow, will dated 2 Sep 1849
Legacy of Elizabeth Elliott
Sons Daniel, Robert, Fred'k George, John Baptist
Daughters Hannah, Martha, Caroline
Granddaughter Eliza Watkins
Witnesses Benjamin Horton of Lewisham, farmer and George Owen
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Aug 1827
William Turner of Broadstairs, gentleman, will dated 15 Nov 1824
Wife Charlotte
Witnesses Ja's Raine, Rich Norwood, John Philpot.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 23 Sep 1842
William Ladd of Chatham Hill, Chatham, husbandman, will dated 25 Mar 1842
Son Thomas Joseph Ladd
Son in Law Henry William Bush of Chatham, mariner
Friend Thomas Blackman, victualler
Occupier Russell Blackman at Chatham
Occupiers William Sadbury and John Sadbury
Daughter Frances wife of Henry William Bush
Daughter Mercy wife of Russell Blackman
Daughter Eliza wife of John Sadbury
Witnesses H Wickham sol'r Strood, JRJ Taylor, clerk to Mr Wickham.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 25 Jan 1847
John Bayly of Margate, grocer, will dated 31 Aug 1843
Wife Charlotte, executrix
Witnesses John Harvey Boys, Att'y Margate - Stephen Peake Solly his clerk.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Aug 1844
Thomas Bayly of Ramsgate, grocer, will dated 3 Jan 1837
Wife Ann
Brother Stephen Bayly of Ramsgate, grocer
Brother in law William Woodland of Margate, brewer
Witnesses W Meongor, butcher Ramsgate - William Cull jun'r, shoemaker Ramsgate - J B Judge, sol'r Ramsgate
Codicil dated 1 Jul 1844
Witnesses Samuel Bayly grocer Folkestone - John Bayly grocer Deal - James Harris.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Jun 1807
Thomas Philpot of St Lawrence, Thanet, taylor, will dated 29 Mar 1797
Wife Sarah
Son John
Witnesses George Long - Robert Silk - John Daniel.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 May 1849
Thomas Fretwell Goodwin of Elizabeth City, Virginia but residing in Ramsgate, gentleman, will dated 9 Feb 1846
Mary Esther Simkins daughter of my wife's brother Dr Jessie Jarvis Simkins and granddaughter of Major Arthur Simkins (estate in Barbados)
John Simkins son of Major Arthur Simkins
Wife Sarah Ann
Martin Long Daniel of Ramsgate, gentleman
Israel Abraham of Ramsgate, draper
Dr Jessie Jarvis Simkins and his cousin Thomas Robins Jarvis of Northampton County, Virginia, gentleman
Witnesses Cha's Daniel, Ramsgate sol'r - Edw'd Mills, HJE Parker his clerks.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Nov 1813
George Philpot of Ramsgate, gentleman, will dated 26 Oct 1813
Elizabeth Haywood, widow of Henry Haywood late of Mount Street, Surrey
Elizabeth Duplock, spinster niece of Joseph Duplock of Ramsgate, linen draper
Richard Hopper Shrewsbury of Dover, linen draper
George Townsend of Ramsgate, Minister
George Hurst son of John Hurst late of Ramsgate ropemaker
Brother Richard of Deal mariner
Niece Mary Stephens of Ramsgate widow
Nephews John, George and Edward Philpot
Robert George of Ramsgate, timber merchant
Witnesses Wm Caister - John D Sawkins.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Aug 1815
George Curling of Ramsgate & Hatton Garden & late of the Stock Exchange, London, Esq., will dated 5 Feb 1810
Wife Elizabeth Curteis Curling
Brothers Alexander and Daniel
Sisters Mary Quince and Jane Rivington
Brother in law Mr Charles Rivington
Witnesses Henry Rivington, Fenchurch Buildings, London - Rob't Elliott - Henry Rivington jun'r, clerks to Mr Rivington
Codicil dated 14 Nov 1812
Now residing at Camberwell Grove, Surrey
Estate at Shadoxhurst
Cousin Mary Kemp of Ramsgate
Cousin George Hooper of Cottington next Deal and his sister Elizabeth Holman of Chapel Place, Ramsgate
John Milner of Shadwell, mast maker
Witnesses Nath'l Thompson, Bank - R Marston - A Ferioulhet?, Bank
Codicil dated 7 Aug 1814 at Camberwell Grove
Servants Elizabeth Cook and Sarah Baker
Witnesses George Curling - Ann Curling - William Forbes.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 19 Jul 1796
Henry May of Southwood, St Lawrence, Thanet, mariner, will dated 11 Apr 1749
Wife Sarah
Witnesses Roger Phillpott - Mary Barber - John Barber.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 30 Nov 1829, 23 Jan 1834 and 5 May 1838
John Bayly of Harbour Street, Broadstairs, mariner, will dated 14 Jun 1827
William Solly of Broadstairs, Harbour Master, executor and trustee
Wife Sarah
Children Richard Piper Bayly, Martha Preston Bayly, Nathaniel Bayly, John Bayly and Edward Bayly
Witnesses Edmund Pilcher - T P Lewis - R't Carless clerk to Mr Lewis, sol'r, Canterbury
Second probate 1834 on death of William Solly, admon to Thomas Christophers the younger, curator or Guardian lawfully assigned to Richard Piper Bayly, Martha Preston Bayly, Nathaniel Bayly and Edward Bayly, minors and surviving children.
Sarah Bayly widow died before William Solly.
Robert Bayly, Richard Bayly and Susanna Bristow, widow, Uncles and Aunt and only next of kin having renounced Curation and Guardianship
John Bayly the other child having died a minor and unmarried
Third probate 1838 to Richard Piper Bayly now age 21.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 17 Apr 1798
Sarah May of St Lawrence, Thanet, widow, will dated 15 Oct 1796
Sister Mary Terry, widow
Sister Elizabeth Smith, widow
Sister Susanna wife of Peter Stokes
Witnesses Thomas Stokes - John Daniel.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 5 May 1807
George Hurst of St Peter, Thanet, will dated 28 Nov 1801
Wife Susanna, executrix
Children unnamed
Witnesses John Hurst - John Goodwin - Mary Goodwin.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 22 Jan 1806 and 20 Nov 1820
Stephen Goodson of Ramsgate, grocer, will dated 30 Apr 1767
Wife Elizabeth, executrix and Guardian of children unnamed
Witnesses George Middle - Corn. Nash - John Fagg.
Admon to Robert Goodson the surviving child, Elizabeth Goodson, wife dying before the testator
Second admon to Josiah Curling, Josiah Culmer and Elizabeth Martin, widow, the cousins
Robert Goodson the son having died.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Apr 1791
Edward Ladd of late of Margate, seaman of HMS Queen Charlotte, will dated 1 Nov 1790
Hugh Cloberry Christian Esq., Commander of HMS Queen Charlotte
Brother John Ladd and his wife Margaret and their children
Wife Lydia
Witnesses Hugh Christian, J Roskruge, master.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Jun 1801
Martha Browne of Margate, will dated 8 Jun 1799
Brother John Hurst of Broadstairs
Brother Joel Cullmer of Margate
Occupier Mr Thomas Baker, carpenter at Ash
Occupier Mr Joseph Child, butcher at Ash
Ann wife of Stephen Philpot, daughter of my brother John Hurst
Sybil Hurst daughter of John Hurst
Martha wife of Medmer Goodwin, daughter of John Hurst
George Hurst son of John Hurst
Mary wife of John Goodwin, daughter of John Hurst
Joel Hurst son of John Hurst
Witnesses John Rowe - Charles Long - Abraham Roe.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Mar 1799
William Browne of Margate, will dated 1 Sep 1798
Wife Martha
Brother John Hurst of St Peters
Brother Joel Cullmer of St Johns
Sister Sybil Hurst
Witnesses Henry Manningham - Samuel Johnson - Mary Goodwin.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 28 Nov 1800
Thomas Brown of St Peter Thanet, gentleman, will dated 23 Jul 1800?
Wife Lydia
Sons Thomas and Robert
House formerly Father White's ... purchased of John Croft
Brother Robert
Witnesses Thomas Pain - Sarah Pain.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 21 Jan 1806
John Culmer of the Ville of Sarre in Thanet, yeoman, will dated 26 Oct 1805
Sons John and William, executors
Daughter Elizabeth wife of James Luck
Daughter Harriot wife of George Cramp
Daughter Maria wife of Thomas Bayley
Daughter Martha wife of __ Blanchard
Witnesses HJ Paine, the mark of George Paine, John De Sawkins.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 16 Aug 1793
Henry Curling of Ramsgate, mariner, will dated 15 Mar 1788
Wife Sarah
Her son Thomas Stace
Friend Richard Grigson of Ramsgate, mariner
Witnesses William Hobday - John Daniel - J Fagg.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 3 Oct 1791
Nicholas May of Margate, mariner, will dated 28 Sep 1790
Wife Margaret
Brother Thomas Smith
Brother Thomas Goldfinch senior of Ramsgate, miller
Nephew Richard May
Nephew Richard Keble
Niece Elizabeth wife of William Foster
Ann Westall widow of John May mariner? of Sandwich
Nephews John Goldfinch mariner, Thomas Goldfinch baker and James Goldfinch
Niece Mary Smith wife of Joseph Smith of London
Brothers Mathew Smith, Honorat Smith and Thomas Smith (executor)
Sister Susana wife of John Row
Witnesses Wm Petty of Margate, whitesmith - John Drayson of Margate, carpenter.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Feb 1792
Edward Bayly of Broadstairs, mariner, will dated 11 Apr 1768
William Baker and William Goodwin occupiers at Broadstairs of property purchased from the heirs of Richard Hevvat
Wife Sarah
Witnesses Will'm Ford - Gabriel Ford - John Sandwell
Administration with will annexed to son Edward Bayly, administrator of the late Sarah Bayly, widow.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 23 Sep 1791, 15 Jul 1828, 4 May 1844
John Ladd of Deal, mariner, will dated 22 Aug 1791
Wife Ann, executrix
Brother Robert, executor
Parents Robert and Mary Ladd
Sisters Mary Arnold widow, Elizabeth Ladd, Susannah Ladd and Rachel Ladd
Nephew John Arnold
Witnesses Matt. Mummery jun'r - John Harman - Fra. Small
Second admon of goods left unadministered by Ann Mummery, widow, formerly Ladd and Robert Ladd, both deceased, granted to Susanna Ladd spinster, sister
Third admon - Susanna Ladd now deceased, granted to Thomas Arnold, William Hammond Ladd and George Ladd the nephews, the executors of the will of Susanna Ladd. Mary Arnold widow and Elizabeth Ladd also being dead and Rachel Ladd spinster having renounced.

Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 May 1809
Robert Ladd senior of Margate, pilot, will dated 10 Apr 1776
Wife Mary, executrix
Children Robert, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Susanna and Rachel
Witnesses Tho's Gore - Johan Sandwell - J Hatfield
Admon with will granted to Susanna Ladd spinster, her mother Mary Ladd having died during the lifetime of the testator.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Nov 1843
Alexander Curling of 6 Chapel Place, Ramsgate, Gentleman, will dated 2 Feb 1831
Occupier John Brown the younger at Shadoxhurst
Nephew Frederick Alexander Curling, son of my late brother Daniel
Occupiers John Noakes and Stephen Lade an house called Stone Hall and others at Great Mongeham, Sholden and Little Mongeham
Purchased from Mr John Maxted
John Oakley Burgess of Ramsgate, banker, executor and trustee
Daniel Hooper of Southwood House, St Lawrence, gentleman, executor and trustee
Nieces Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Louisa, Emily and Caroline Curling, daughters of my brother Daniel
Niece Harriet Rivington daughter of my deceased sister Jane late wife of Charles Rivington
Servants Anna Hunt and Elizabeth Sayer
Occupier Thomas Hudson at 89 High Street, Ramsgate
Witnesses Edw'd Daniel - Martin L Daniel - Edw'd Miles, Ramsgate
Codicil dated 6 May 1839
Change of executors to my nephews:
Thomas Blizard Curling of London, surgeon
Francis Rivington of Waterloo Place, London, bookseller
Henry Curling of Ramsgate, surgeon
Friend Stephen Holman of Ramsgate, gentleman
Property at 89 High Street, Ramsgate recently disposed of
Witnesses J B Judge, sol'r Ramsgate - Tho's Anth'y Ladd his clerk
Admon granted to Thomas Blizard Curling and Henry Curling, Francis Rivington having renounced.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 9 Aug 1787 and 19 Dec 1787
William Ladd of Margate, schoolmaster, will dated 30 Jun 1787
Brother John, executor
Nephew and nieces Robert Salter, executor, Sarah Salter and Margaret Salter
Niece Sarah Ladd daughter of Robert Ladd
Nephew Robert Ladd son of Edward Ladd
Housekeeper Sarah Pay
Occupiers Mrs Stranack, Mr Kettle, Mrs Parker and Mr Evison
Witnesses Josiah Lyon, John Castell, Peter David.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Jun 1782, 2 Nov 1782
Daniel Curling of Ramsgate, merchant, will dated 10 Jun 1775
Wife Jane
Son George (age 21 in 1782)
Brother George
Brother in law William Hooper
John Gouger of Ramsgate
Witnesses Corn Nash - John Stace - John Haggett?
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 7 Jan 1809
Sarah Curling of High Street, Ramsgate, widow, will dated 19 Jul 1805
Ann Tickner of Ramsgate, spinster, relation of my late husband Henry Curling deceased
and her sister Mary Crosoer? late of the City of Oxford, now of Ramsgate, widow
Occupier James Townley, Esq. at Ramsgate
Friends the Reverend Richard Harvey the elder of Ramsgate, clerk, executor and his wife Judith
Brother James Gabb
Brother Baker Gabb
Sister Mary Gabb
Children of my deceased brother Henry Gabb
Friends Barman Bourn of Ramsgate, gentleman and his wife Sarah
Rev Richard Harvey the younger of St Lawrence, clerk, executor
Witnesses Da. Stock - Mary Bush - Edw'd Daniel
Codicil dated 23 Sep 1807
Brother James Gabb now dead
Nephew Baker Gabb son of Baker Gabb
Nephew James Aslie? Gabb son of James Gabb
Witnesses Mary Bush - Edw'd Daniel.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Feb 1826
Margaret May of Margate, widow, will dated 10 Feb 1820
Servant Sarah Mussared
Ann Smith eldest daughter of my brother Honorat Smith
Thomas May of Sandwich, shoemaker, a relation of my late husband
John Rowe, Thomas Smith Rowe, George Rowe, Ann Rowe, Margaret the wife of Thomas Cramp and Susanna the wife of Robert Eason, the six surviving children of my late sister Susanna Rowe deceased
Ann Rowe the widow of William Rowe deceased, son of my sister Susanna
Witnesses Thomas Stokes - Thos Smith - Thos Chapman.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Jan 1771
Martha Hurst of Ramsgate, spinster, will dated 21 Mar 1757
Nephew Thomas son of my late brother Thomas Hurst, deceased
Brother Andrew Hurst
Sisters Ann Simmons widow, Hannah Jones widow, Mary Whitfield widow, Sarah Simmons widow and Margaret wife of Robert Deverson
Witnesses Sarah Clunn - John Fagg
Codicil dated 10 Oct 1770
Sister Ann Simmons now deceased
Witnesses Martha Hurst - Joseph Norwood - Elizabeth Rowland.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Apr 1828
Sarah Eleanor Mummery of Margate, widow, will dated 9 Oct 1822
Daughter Sarah Eleanor Mummery
Thomas Newby of Margate, tailor and draper, executor
Thomas Ruscoe of Quality Court Chancery Lane, London, law stationer, executor
Witnesses Mary Johnson Peake of Margate, housekeeper - Alice Warren of Margate, widow - Martha Underdown, servant.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 Jun 1831
Eleanor Culmer of Birchington, spinster, will dated 22 Oct 1830
To be buried near my late sister Elizabeth Culmer and my family at Stourmouth
Elizabeth Dowker widow of Mr John Dowker son of my aunt Elizabeth Dowker
Mrs Mummery of Manston
Mr John Philpott of Margate, carpenter
Mess'rs Stephen and William Stoats, deceased
Friend Mr John Tomlin of Quex Farm, Birchington, gentleman, executor
James How late of Goodnestone
Mr John Duckett of St Johns Street, Margate, stone mason
Maria Boulton
Elizabeth How eldest daughter of my late cousin Mary deceased wife of James How
Martha Gibson wife of Mr Charles Gibson of Ashford, inn keeper, youngest daughter of my said late cousin Mary How, executrix
Maria How, widow, executrix
James How of Goodnestone, butcher, son of said James How deceased, executor
Margaret Knight widow of Henry knight late of Preston next Wingham, miller Widow Taylor of Birchington
Occupiers John Mummery and Abraham Mummery at Ash next Sandwich
Witnesses Peter Wootton - Mary wilson - John Love.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 24 Jul 1822
William Solly senior of Broadstairs, mariner, will dated 7 Jan 1822
Wife Martha
Daughhter Susanna Smart widow of William Smart
Son William Solly of Broadstairs, mariner, executor
Witnesses William Tye? - Thomas Johnson - John Philpot.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 24 Jul 1834
Richard Norwood of Broadstairs, gentleman, will dated 17 Feb 1832
Wife Sarah, executrix
Witnesses Charlotte Turner - Robert Cock - John Philpot.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 5 Apr 1775
Robert Ladd of Margate, mariner, will dated 1770
Wife Sarah, executrix
Witnesses Joseph Norwood - Ann Norwood - Elizabeth Rowland.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 Oct 1776
Richard Ladd of Deal, mariner, now on East India Ship Godfrey, will dated 26 Feb 1775
Captain Read, Commander of Godfrey, bound for East Indies
Brother William Ladd of Deal, cordwainer
Witnesses Francis Read, Commander - John Walker.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Mar 1761
John Norwood of Margate, mariner, will dated 15 Jan 1735
Wife Mary, executrix
Mother Mary Norwood
Witnesses George Grainger, Giles Grainger, Daniel Butler.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 30 May 1768
William Bayly of St Lawrence, Thanet, mariner, will dated 30 Jun 1763
Wife Catherine, executrix
Witnesses Thomas Dilworth, Not'y Pub'k in Wapping - James Clarkson - John Dean.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 19 Jul 1774
Anthony Bayly of Ramsgate, mariner, will dated 22 Feb 1774
Son in law John May
Friends John Joad of Ramsgate, merchant, John Quince of same, merchant and William Hooper of same, merchant
Daughter Ann wife of John May
Elizabeth Bayly widow of my late brother Daniel
Sarah Bayly, Elizabeth wife of William Guy and Jane wife of William Jarman children of my late brother Daniel
Thomas Bayly and Ann Bayly children of my late nephew William Bayly son of my late brother Thomas
Nephew John Bayly son of my late brother Thomas
Stephen Bax, Thomas Bax and Susanna wife of Thomas/Robert? Cockburn children of my late sister Elizabeth Bax widow
Catherine Bayly widow of nephew William Bayly
Witnesses Corn Nash - John Stace - John Fagg
Codicil dated 2 Apr 1774
Witnesses Corn. Nash, John Stace, John Fagg.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Dec 1774
William Norwood of Margate, will dated 8 Jan 1774
Granddaughter Sarah Grainger daughter of my late daughter Rachel Grainger deceased
Kinsman Thomas Pickford son of my niece Elizabeth Pickford
Brother in law Humphry Stoacks of Margate, gentleman
Niece Sarah Wightman daughter of my late sister Sarah Clay
Niece Elizabeth Pickford daughter of my late sister Sarah Clay
Nephew William Clay son of the said Sarah Clay
Occupiers Widow Hammond and John Wootton, deceased
Constant Pamflett of Margate spinster
Thomas Hope? of Tenterden, gent
Witnesses Tho's Andrews - Sam'l Salter - Daniel Marsh.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Mar 1742
George Philpot of Ramsgate, at present in London Master of the Ship Cinqueports, will dated 17 Dec 1729
Wife Elizabeth, executrix
Mother Elizabeth Philpot
Occupier Thomas Hodgman
Son George
Daughters Elizabeth and Jane
Witnesses Ja'bus Lone Not'y Pub. 1729 - Arth'r Lone Bowman Not'y Pub. 1729 - Rich'd Jennys.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Dec 1774
Thomas Goodwin of Broadstairs, mariner, will dated 15 Feb 1760
Wife Susanna, executrix
Witnesses Stephen Witherden, Roger Phillpot, Ann Ovell.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Mar 1774
Mary Philpot of Ramsgate, spinster, will dated 19 Feb 1771
Nephew John Gouger of Ramsgate, gentleman and his wife Mary
Sister Martha wife of William Neverd? and their sons Jeremiah and William
Niece Elizabeth wife of Jeremiah Farrond
Maid servant Elizabeth White
Witnesses Sarah Friend - Elizabeth Friend - Fra. Small.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Aug 1770
William May of Ash next Sandwich, will dated 13 Jul 1770
Nephews William May (executor) and John May sons of my brother Richard
Sister Jane Browning
Niece Jane May daughter of my brother John
Niece Sarah Ellenden
Witnesses Rob't Tomlin - John Read - W Philpott.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 26 Aug 1811
Thomas Bayly of Folkestone, tallow chandler and grocer, will dated 16 Nov 1809
Wife Susanna
Son Thomas, executor
Mr Thomas Davis, schoolmaster of Folkestone, executor
Witnesses Eliz'h Davis, Tho's Davis.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Jun 1819, 1822 and 1837
Thomas Curling of Goldstone, Ash next Sandwich, Gentleman, will dated 21 June 1809
Wife Catharine, executrix
Witnesses Joseph Noakes, Wm Lee, Geo Noakes
Second admon 4 Jul 1822, Catharine Curling, widow now deceased intestate, granted to Thomas Oakley Curling, son
Third admon 26 oct 1837, Thomas Oakley Curling now deceased, granted to Thomas Curling.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Oct 1813
Ambrose Sackett of Margate, Gentleman, will dated 6 Sep 1808
Brother Henry
Niece Ann wife of John Preston and their son Henry
Niece Mary wife of Benjamin Walmsley and their son Henry
John Henry Sackett son of my brother Henry
Friend Mr Nathaniel Nufford of Kennington Green, Surrey
Cousin Mary Robins
Servants Sarah Peake and Ann Harmon
Thomas Preston brother of John
Witnesses Martha Small - Stewart Hammwell - Fra Small Attorney Margate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Aug 1748 and 13 Dec 1760
Richard Ladd of Knowlton, yeoman, will dated 10 Oct 1747
Sister Elizabeth Carter, widow of Eythorn, executrix
Cozens Ingram Thomas and Richard Kenny
Occupier Thomas Read at Eythorn
Cousins John Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Thomas, Hester Thomas and Jane Thomas children of my niece Elizabeth wife of Nathaniel Thomas (executor)
Cousins Mary __?, Hannah Kenny and Elizabeth Kenny children of my niece Mary widow of Richard Kenny
Witnesses Wm Jorden, Eliz Mann, Jno Hayward
Second admon 1760 granted to Mary Thomas spinster, daughter and administrator of the goods of Elizabeth Thomas,
wife of Nathaniel Thomas deceased, he having survived Elizabeth Carter and dying intestate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Jan 1749/50
Jane Ladd of St George the Martyr, Canterbury, widow, will dated 12 Jun 1745
Cousin Thomas Salmon
Niece Jane Steed, spinster, executrix
Witnesses Thos Claringbull, Thomas Browne.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 7 Jul 1742
John Ladd, mariner on HMS Louisa (and Deptford), will dated 31 Aug 1736
Wife Jane of Deptford, executrix
Witnesses Tho's Bradley Cap't Wm Hawkins R'd Grosswell
Admon of goods of John Ladd late of St Nicholas Deptford but in HMS Prince of Orange
was granted to John Farlam creditor of the dec'd, Sarah Ladd widow having renounced.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 2 Mar 1821
Elizabeth Curteis Curling of Camberwell Grove, Surrey, widow, will dated 13 Jul 1819
To be buried at St Lawrence, Thanet near husband George Curling
Brother Thomas Abbott - my two houses at St Lawrence, Thanet, executor
Father John Abbott and mother Mary Abbott
Brothers John, James, Edwin and William Abbott
Sister Ann wife of Thomas Wood
Sister Emma wife of William Delmar
Sister Mary wife of Frederick Young
Samaritan Society of Ramsgate
Servants Elizabeth Thomas and Sarah Baker
Niece Mary Margaret wife of Charles Molson of Laleham, farmer
Niece Sarah wife of George Harriott of North Waltham, Hampshire
Friends Ann Curling of Camberwell, Ann Young of Deptford, Mary Cornish, Mary Hooper, Mary Kemp, Mary Petley, all of Ramsgate
Friends Jane wife of Charles Rivington, Daniel Curling and his wife Elizabeth, Alexander Curling all of the City of London
Friends Henrietta Gaveller of Homerton and Charlotte Withers of Camberwell
Witnesses William Greaves - John Carmalt - U Barnford - clerks to Mess'rs Dennett Greaves Barendall & Tatham.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Apr 1787
Benjamin Cowell of Margate, gentleman, will dated 12 May 1786
Late wife Sarah, deceased
occupiers John Ayles and Edward Cowell at Fleet and Chalk Hole in St John's, Thanet
Wife Elenora
Brother in law Robert Eason of St John, Thanet, gentleman
Brother in law Gilbert Bedford of St Lawrence, Thanet, gentleman
Occupier John Mockett and his wife Ann, both deceased, at Margate
Daughter Mary Cowell, my only child by previous wife Sarah, minor
Parsonage and farm called Salmstone Grange in Thanet leased from Rt Hon Francis Earl of Guildford
Sister Alice wife of Robert Eason
Witnesses J Hatfield, Jaed Sawkins, William Dear his clerk.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 2 Apr 1807
Thomas Elgar of Broadstairs, gentleman, will dated 9 Feb 1805
Brother in law Robert Witherden of St Peter, yeoman
Robert Barfield of Broadstairs, stationer
Son Thomas and his wife Elizabeth
Nephew John Philpott of Broadstairs, schoolmaster
Niece Sarah wife of the said Robert Barfield
servant Martha Taylor
Witnesses Wm Horn, John Moss, Edwd Dering Atty at Law, Margate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Apr 1805
William Turner of Dumpton, St Peter, Thanet, husbandman, will dated 17 jun 1802
Thomas Hodgman of Dumpton, yeoman, executor
Thomas Kitterns of Eastry, carpenter, executor
Jane Hodgman wife of said Thomas Hodgman
Pleasant Kitterns widow of my nephew William deceased
Witnesses Fra Small, Robt Small
Codicil dated 15 Feb 1805, unwitnessed and unsigned
Jane Hodgman daughter of Thomas and Jane of Dumpton
Appeared personally Francis Small of Margate, gentleman on 5 Apr 1805
Testator died 19 Feb 1805.
Pleasant Kitterns widow
Mary Ovenden and Richard Ovenden her husband, Elizabeth Kitterns spinster, Thomas Kitterns, Pleasant Kitterns spinster and William Kitterns, six of the children of William Kitterns
Jane Kitterns and Ann Kitterns spinster minors, children of William Kitterns.

Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 28 Apr 1801
John Pound of Margate, mariner, will dated 2 Feb 1799
Wife Mary, executrix
Witnesses Robert Holmans, Robt Small clk to Mr Small att'y Margate.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 6 Jan 1849
George Hurst of 10 Saint Alphage Lane, Canterbury, architect and surveyor, will dated 26 Jul 1847
Wife Anne Lushington Hurst
Property in Princes Sreet, Margate occupied by Mrs Sackett and Mrs Wharn?
Mother Susanna Hurst
Daughters Martha Ann? Goodwin Hurst, Mary Susanna Hurst, Anne Lushington Hurst and Georgina Hurst
Property at 2 Mercery? Lane, Canterbury occupied by John Brooke
Property at 35 Hawley Square, Margate occupied by Mrs Salter
Brother Ebenezer Hurst of Sutton near Walmer
Late Mrs Mary Goodwin of Broadstairs, widow deceased
William Goodwin, John Medmer Goodwin and Sarah Elizabeth Goodwin
Witnesses Alexander Masters - J U? Blackburn, Canterbury chemist.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 23 Oct 1807
John Goodwin of St Paul, Canterbury, gent, will dated 24 Aug 1807
Servant Jane Coudly?
Nephew John Goodwin, executor
John son of my nephew John Goodwin
Susanna Goodwin and her son
Mary Goodwin daughter of my brother Robert
Mary Goodwin wife of my brother Richard, and her son John
Mary Goodwin daughter of Ann Goodwin
Friend Edward Bolton of Saint Dunstans, Canterbury
Friend John Dering of St Paul, Canterbury
Friend Benjamin Tow___ of Saint Battels ___, Lincoln
John Pitts, executor
Witnesses John Pausell? - Thomas Cozens - Will'm Moore.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 25 Mar 1844
Hannah Goodwin of 34 Saint George Street, Canterbury, widow, will dated 17 Feb 1844
Daughter Georgiannah
Friend John Oakley Burgess of Ramsgate, banker, executor
Friend Martin Long Daniel of Ramsgate, gentleman, executor
Witnesses Robt Sankey solicitor Canterbury - J H? Blackburn chymist Canterbury.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 15 Feb 1742/3
Sarah Goodwin of St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, spinster, will dated 26 Sep 1741
Brother John Goodwin of Dover
Sister Anne wife of John Simpson of Canterbury, bricklayer
Brother William Goodwin of Littlebourne, husbandman
Sister Mary wife of __ Edwards of Sandwich, tobacconist
Nephew John Philpot son of John and my sister Catherine
Susan Chambers of Canterbury, widow, executrix
Thomas Gibbs of Bread Street, London, apothecary
Elizabeth wife of Charles Kingsley of Newgate Street, London, druggist
Ann Ludd, Mary Ludd, Susan Chambers, Elizabeth Chambers and Anne Chambers
Witnesses Anne Hart, Mark Thomas
Admon to John Goodwin, brother. Sarah Chambers having renounced.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 May 1779
John Williams of Ramsgate, mariner, will dated 26 Nov 1774
Friend Samuel Hellay of Anchor and Hope Alley, St George in the East, Middlesex, carpenter, executor
Witnesses John Stephens - Mary Plunkett.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 9 Feb 1798
Thomas May of Sheerness in Minster, Isle of Sheppey, mariner, will dated 3 Jan 1798
Wife Dinah, executrix
Mother Martha May
Vessell "Rose in June"
Children Samuel John Thomas William Dinah Mary Sarah and George
Brother John May, executor and trustee
Brother in law William Akid, executor and trustee
Witnesses John Pollock schoolmaster of Sheerness - Jon'n Mitton - E J Lyddall atty at law Sheerness.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 21 Apr 1756
Mary Ladd the elder of Margate, widow, will dated 17 Jan 1756
Son Robert
Daughter Sarah Craft and her daughter Mary
Granddaughters Elizabeth Emmerson and Mary Emmerson
Daughters Rachell Ladd, Ruth Ladd and Esther Ladd
3 children of my son John Ladd, deceased
Witnesses Step'n Sackett - Thomas Huffam.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Mar 1782
John Brown of Ramsgate, mariner, will dated 14 Mar 1778
Sister in law Dorothy Grainger of Ramsgate, spinster
Nephew John Penny and his sister Elizabeth wife of George Long
Margaret Hogben of Ramsgate, spinster
John Penny son of my nephew John Penny at age 14
Nephews Thomas Brown and Robert Brown, executors
Occupiers John Hollands and Thomas Swaine at Puddle Dock, St Lawrence
Witnesses Martin Cramp - Edward Foster - John Fagg.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 24 Jan 1851
Elizabeth Sampson Brown of Old Gravel Lane, St George in the East, Mdx, spinster, will dated 24 Jul 1834
Late grandfather Mr John Brown buried at St John Wapping
Late mother Mrs Elizabeth Brown buried at St Peter, Ramsgate
Mr John Philpott of 5 Finsbury Place, St Lukes, Mdx, executor
Mrs Ann Mason Philpott his wife, executrix
Witnesses Cuthbert Raymond, 3 Finsbury Place - H Merrill, 5 Finsbury Place - Richard Axlins, 3 Finsbury Place.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 22 Mar 1776
James Brown of Margate, gentleman, will dated 23 Jun 1769
Wife Ann, executrix
Property in Saint Dionis Backchurch, City of London
Nephews Basil Righton and Samuel Righton, sons of my sister Elizabeth wife of Samuel Righton
Father Basil Brown, esq., executor
Witnesses Ann Ford, Mary Cheesman, John Fagg.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 12 April 1821
Elizabeth Price of St John the Baptist, Margate, Thanet, spinster, will dated 22 Feb 1804
Nephew Thomas Price of Heywood Lodge, County of Hereford - property at Allensmore, Hereford
Brother John Price of Allensmore
Sister Maria Gammon, widow of City of Hereford - property at Margate
Sister Mary Williams, widow of Cobhall, Allensmore
Friend Francis Cobb, Esq. of King Street, Margate, banker and his eldest son
Friend Nicolas Styleman of Norfolk and his wife
Friend Miss Martha Cobb
10 children of my late brother Thomas Price of Heywood Lodge, Hereford
Nieces Eliza Gammon, Maria Gammon, Martha Price, Eliza Price, Theresa Price, Maryann Price, Elenor Price, Susan Price, Ann Price, Elenor Williams
Mrs Theresa Price, widow of my late brother Thomas
Witnesses Joseph Tully - Thomas Williams - Tho's Gwillym
Codicil dated 9 May 1804, unwitnessed
Brother John Price
Codicil dated 5 Jul 1810, unwitnessed
Mrs Elizabeth Acton wife of Mr John Acton of Bengsworth, Worcester, ironmonger, executrix
Appeared personally Joseph Tully of St Martins, gentleman, Thomas Williams, Minister and Thomas Gwillym, auctioneer, all of the City of Hereford on 7 March 1821
Testator died October 1819
Probate to nephew Thomas Price, Mrs Elizabeth Acton having renounced, Mary Williams widow and sister, and only next of kin having renounced.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Jul 1747
Edward Mussared of Saint Johns, Thanet, yeoman, will dated 30 Nov 1739
Daughter Sarah wife of James Taddy
Daughter Martha wife of William Prince
Son Emerson, sole executor
Occupier Thomas Terrier at Church Hill, St Johns
Occupier Margaret Hatcher, widow at Mutterix, St Johns
Occupiers Edward Somner and John Huntly at Ramsgate
Occupier Richard Mockett at Ebbes Fleet, Minster
Occupiers Robert Maxted, Jeremiah Philpott and John Doughty at St Lawrence
Witnesses James Hanson Young Jeken Thomas Browne
Codicil dated 19 Jul 1744
Witnesses Mary Hanson J Pomfret Jun'r Thomas Browne.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 Sep 1656
Thomas Ladd of St John the Baptist, Isle of Thanet, gentleman, will dated 2 Mar 1655/6
To be buried at St John's near my father
Brother John Ladd, if he live to come home
Nephew John, eldest son of brother John Ladd
Elizabeth, daughter of John Ladd
Mary Bradley, late servant to my father deceased
William Coppin and James Morris of St John, executors
Witnesses Roger Petten, Fra. ?
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Feb 1763
Ann Hurst of Broadstairs, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, widow, will dated 4 Feb 1757
Son John, executor
Son in law John Goodwin of Broadstairs
Daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Austen
Daughter Martha Witherden, widow
Daughter Ann wife of Mednor Goodwin
Daughter Mary wife of John Goodwin
Daughter Rachael wife of John Jones
Daughter in law Mary Hurst, widow of my late son George
Witnesses Thomas Reynolds, Daniel Marsh Not. Publ., Francis Small.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Nov 1766
Robert Ladd of Margate, mariner, will dated 19 Mar 1766
Wife Sarah, executrix
John Crofts of Margate, carpenter, trustee and executor
George Covill of Margate, mariner, trustee
Occupier Edward Thorpe at St John's, Thanet
Sons Robert, John, William and Edward
Occupiers Sarah Baker, William Brates and Susannah Reynoles, widow at St John, Thanet
Daughter Margaret wife of Samuel Salter
Occupiers Richard Gilbert, Ann Sewell, widow, John Parker and Ann Grant at St John's
Daughter Sarah Ladd
Witnesses Eliz'th Leggett at Wapping Old Stairs - James Thatcher at Wapping Old Stairs, baker - Ja's Ewer Bermondsey, Surrey.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 19 Sep 1835
Mary Belsey of Margate, spinster, will dated 8 Apr 1834
Brother Thomas, deceased, property at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
Cousin Robert Sackett Tomlin, executor
Four children of Mr Moses May of St Bartholomew's Close, London, now deceased
Cousin Miss Harriet Tomlin, sister of Robert Sackett Tomlin
Cousin Miss Ann Taddy Tomlin
Miss Mary Fuce of London
Three daughters of my late valued friend the Reverend William Abbot of Ramsgate
Friend Mr George Hoffman the elder of Margate
The two Misses Wood, Miss Troward, Miss Baker, Miss Boyd, Miss Chapman and Miss Lackett all of Margate
Edward Dering of Margate, gentleman, executor
Mrs Mary Attwood of Canterbury, Mrs Beer of Paradise Street, Margate
Mrs Sarah Lode of King Street, Margate and Elizabeth Fawkes of Margate
Reverend Mr Bayley of Canterbury, Reverend Mr Streatfield of Margate and Reverend Mr Duthie of Minster
Mr and Mrs Ralph late of George Hill but now of Margate, their son and and their deaf and dumb daughter
Henry White of Minster and his wife Mary
My present servants Mary Wood and Elizabeth Wood
Moses Martin May son of William May of Margate, at school with Dr Thomas May of Enfield
Mr Rowland Freeman, surgeon of Minster, trustee
Witnesses Robert Tomlin - G H Hoffman jun'r - Samuel Brooke jun'r
Memoranda written 8 Dec 1832, 17 Mar 1833, 12 Apr 1834
Mrs Sarah Tomlin of Twitham
Miss Harriet Tomlin of Northdown
Miss Ann Tomlin of Margate
Mrs Tomlin of Northdown
Rob't Tomlin, Dane Court
Mr Richard Tomson jun'r of Ramsgate
Codicil added 7 Mar 1835
Occupier Joseph Ralph, his wife Hannah, son Thomas and daughter Sarah at Princes Crescent, Margate
Witnesses E A Tomlin - Rd Brooke - Sam'l Pointon
Memorandum 10 Jul 1835
Miss Ann Tomlin and her brother Mr John Tomlin
Mr James Tomlin and his wife Jane
Appeared personally 8 Sep 1835 - Robert Sackett Tomlin of Dane Court, St Peter in Thanet, Esq., William Brooke of Margate, gentleman and george Henry Hoffman the younger of Margate, surgeon
Testator died on or about 21 August.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 19 Sep 1828
Elizabeth Belsey of Margate, spinster, will dated 21 Sep 1827
Brother Thomas and sister Mary Belsey
William Peake of Manstone in Thanet, yeoman and his wife Catherine
Thomas Bushell of Margate, bricklayer and his wife Ann
William May of Margate, carpenter and his wife Elizabeth
Mary Peake of Margate, spinster
Samuel Brimstone of Ramsgate and his wife Martha
Sarah, Catherine, Judith, Ann, Jane, Mary, Daniel, William and Thomas Peake, children of William and Catherine
Thomas, Maria, Sarah, Ann, Jane, John, George and Richard, children of Thomas and Ann Bushell
Elizabeth, Sarah, William and Martin, children of William and Elizabeth May
Four children of Moses May late of St Bartholomews Close, City of London, grocer
Thomas, Ann, Edward, Mary, William, Sarah and David Wootton, children of Thomas Wootton of Chilton, Thanet
William Day of Manstone, Thanet
William Tomlin of Birchington and his sisters Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth and Susanna
Katherine Bushell daughter of Benjamin Bushell of Cleve? House, Esq.
Harriet Tomlin and Ann Friend, daughters of Robert Tomlin of Northdown, Esq.
John Cramp the elder of Garlinge
Two children of William Staines of Ash next Sandwich and his wife Mary
Edward and Ann Mockett, son and daughter of John Mockett of St Peters and his deceased wife Mary
Sarah Castle daughter of Thomas Tomlin of Ash next Sandwich
William Tomlin of Chesham, Bucks, Esq.
Friend Tomlin of Fordwich, Esq.
Thomas Blackburn of Joss, Thanet
Miss Sarah Underdown of Joss, Thanet
Daniel, Jeffery, Robert, Thomas, William and Mary, children of Mary Foat of Margate
Children of John Griggs of Manstone and his wife Jane
Catherine, Sarah and Jane Abbott, daughters of the late Reverend William Abbott of Ramsgate
William Bradshaw of Fotheringhay and his sister Catherine
Hannah, Mary, William and Nathaniel, children of Ann Wales of Margate, widow
Four daughters of Martin May of Margate, carpenter
William Peake grandson of William Peake
Francis Richard Simmons of Woodchurch
Mary Fuce of London
Widow of Moses May late of Margate
Thomas May of Broadstairs
Elizabeth Nicholson daughter of Thomas Johnson late of Margate, mariner deceased
Mary Ann Witherden, Jemima Southiam?, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth Johnson, Frances, Elizabeth, George Belsey and John Plummer Peake the 8 children of Captain John Peake late of Margate
Cousins John Tomlin of Quex, James Tomlin of the City of London, Thomas Minter Tomlin of Ash next Sandwich, and Robert Sackett Tomlin of Dane Court, St Peters, esquires, executors
Witnesses Edw'd Dering, Margate - Hy Brooke, clerk to Mr Dering
Admon with will annexed granted to Thomas and Mary Belsey, brother and sister, executors having renounced
Second admon 3 Nov 1835, Thomas Belsey and Mary Belsey now deceased
Granted to James Tomlin and Robert Sackett Tomlin, esquires.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Aug 1832
Thomas Belsey of Margate and of Fotheringhay, Northampton, Esquire, will dated 21 Jul 1832
Sister Mary Belsey, executrix
Cousin Robert Sackett Tomlin of Dane Court, St Peter, Thanet, executor
William Cobb, Samuel Fuller
Cousin James Tomlin of London (executor) and his wife Jane
William Peake the elder of Cliffs End and his wife catherine
Thomas Bushell of Margate, bricklayer and his wife Ann
William May of Margate, carpenter and his wife Elizabeth
Samuel Brimstone of Ramsgate and his wife Martha
Henry White of Minster, Thanet and his wife Mary
Servants Mary Wood and Elizabeth Wood
Harriet Tomlin daughter of Robert Tomlin, esq. of Northdown
Mrs Ann Friend her sister
Ann Taddy Tomlin daughter of the late Mrs Susanna Tomlin of Birchington
Mrs Susanna Neame a sister of Ann Taddy Tomlin
Sarah Castle widow, daughter of Mr Thomas Tomlin of Ash
William Tomlin of Chesham, Bucks and Friend Anthony Tomlin of Fordwich, esq.
John Cramp the elder of Garlinge
2 children of William and Mary Staines of Ash
Thomas, Maria, Sarah, Ann, Jane, George, John and Richard, children of Thomas and Ann Bushell
Elizabeth, Sarah, William and martin, children of William and Elizabeth May
Children of Moses May late of St Bartholomews Close, London
William Day of Manston and his daughter Mrs Tomson
Thomas, Ann, Edward, Mary, William, Sarah and Daniel, children of Thomas Wootton of Newington
Edward and Ann, children of John Mockett of St Peters and his first wife Mary
Mr Thomas Blackburn of Ross
Miss Underdown
Mary Ann Baker daughter of the late Mr John Baker of Northdown
William, Roger, Catherine, Sarah and Jane, children of the late Reverend William Abbott of Ramsgate
William Bradshaw of Fotheringhay, his sister Catherine Bradshaw and Frances Thorp, widow daughter of said William Bradshaw
Mary Foat of Margate, widow
Children of John Griggs of Manston and his wife Jane
4 daughters of Martin May, carpenter deceased
Widow of the late Mr Francis Richard Simmons of Woodchurch
Mrs Mary Fuce of London
Elizabeth Nicholson daughter of Thomas Johnson of Margate, mariner deceased
Children of Captain John Peake late of Margate deceased
Reverend William Frederick Baylay of St Johns, Reverend M Berkeley of Minster
W Hoffman senior of Margate, surgeon and Edward Dering of Margate, gentleman
Monuments of late granfather William Belsey and father William Belsey at Minster, uncle John Tomlin at St Johns, Captain John Coppin at St Johns, Cornelius Tomlin formerly of Northdown
Witnesses Wm Brooke - Hy Brooke - Sam'l Pointon.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 17 Feb 1798
Mary Foreman of St Mary, Rotherhithe, Surrey, widow, will dated 14 Dec 1797
Judith Ladd of Margate, widow, executrix
John Ladd of Rotherhithe, grocer, executor
Susannah wife of Rev'd Maltus Coysgarne of Hastingley, Kent
Elizabeth wife of Michael Maskall, attorney of Margate
Mary Simpson of Rotherhithe, widow
Isabella Fotheringham of Rotherhithe, spinster
William Forman Miller of Rotherhithe, shipwright
Witnesses John Myddelton - Geo. Lee - R Watson
Source: Norm Keaton and Bryn Town, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Apr 1826
Aaron Martin Cramp of St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 22 Jan 1826
To be buried at Littlebourn with my late dear wife
Brother Peter and his wife Sarah
Brother Richard
Mrs Elizabeth Hodgman wife of Mr Thomas Hodgman now my housekeeper
Mrs Mary Franklyn my late housekeeper
Rev George Townsend of Ramsgate
Abraham Austen my bailiff
Occupier Philpott
Property purchased from Thomas Wilcocks
Property at Cladingbolds, St Peters, late the estate of Thomas Quested
Thomas Hodgman
Martin Cramp Tolputt grandson of my late brother Martin
Edward Dering of Margate gentleman, executor
Nephews Thomas Cramp son of my late brother Martin, and John Cramp of Garlinge, executors
Meetinghouse established by the said Thomas Cramp at St Peters
Meetinghouse established by Mr Thomas Christophers at Broadstairs
Nephews John, Thomas and George sons of my brother Peter
Witnesses Benj'n Busbridge - Wm Brooke - Hy Brooke.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 15 May 1852
Thomas Cramp of St. peter the Apostle, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 17 Jul 1840
Wife Frances, executrix
Son in law Richard Manger Smithett of Hengrove, St Johns, Thanet, gentleman, executor
Daughter Mary Mockett Smithett, executrix
George Yates Hunter of Margate, surgeon, executor
Son John Mockett Cramp and his wife Ann
Witnesses J B Judge sol'r Ramsgate - Tho's Anth'y Ladd his clerk.
Codicil dated 3 Sep 1850
John Swinford of Minster Abbey, Thanet, Esquire replaces George Yates Hunter
Witnesses Hannah Busbridge - Mary Jarman.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 3 Apr 1835
Reverend Evelyn Levett Sutton of St peter the Apostle, Thanet and High Halden, Clerk, will dated 18 Jul 1831
Note in margin: one of the Prebendaries of the Collegiate Church of Westminster
Wife Amy, executrix
Witnesses Thos. Starr Attorney Canterbury - C P Cowtan - Geo. Gunner his clerks
Codicil dated 15 Jan 1835
Maria Francis Charlotte wife of Robert Hyde of Coed y Celyn Llaust?, Denbigh, Wales
Isabella Mary Sutton of Rollesford, Nottingham, spinster
Reference to will of Roosilia Elizabeth Sutton
Witnesses Charles Roos Thoroton - Godfrey Jallerts.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 21 Sep 1830
Thomas Williams late of Bermondsey Square, Southwark, carpenter, now of Margate, will dated 7 Mar 1825
Wife Mary
Son in Law William Abrahams son of my wife by her former husband
Son Thomas <21, executor
Witnesses Edwd Dering Margate - Wm Booke clerk to Mr Dering.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 20 Apr 1838
Ann Turner Brown of Margate, spinster, will dated 13 Feb 1837
Cousins Eliza Ann Bullock and Fanny Nerina North Beckett
Cousin Ann Maria Gardiner
Cousins Nugent Hodges Nugent and his siter Elizabeth Pipou
Cousins Louisa Bullock and Edward Bullock
Mary Sawkins spinster of John Drayton? Sawkins deceased
Ann, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, William and Frances, younger children of John Drayton? Sawkins
Francis William Cobb of Margate, banker, executor
William Brooke of Margate, gentleman, executor
Friend Ann Elizabeth Chapman of Margate, spinster
Her brother Lieutenant Charles Mathew Chapman of the Royal Navy
Godson Herbert Waddington <21, son of Joshua Waddington of Margate, surgeon
John, Emma and Julia Waddington, children of Joshua
Alice Sarah Pybus now residing with me
Friend Hesketh? Sprackman Davis of Leadenhall Street
Friends Mrs Elizabeth Baker of Bromley and Miss Sarah Pitches of Kennington
Servants Mary White and Maulia Brown and Charles Gibbs
Reverend Frederick William Baylay
Mrs Mary Dering
Mrs Mary Gregory and her sister Mrs Elizabeth Elwyn
Mrs Mary Roberts and her sister Miss Ann Pratt
Witnesses W J Willett - Sam'l Pointon - Geo. Wickens, all of Margate
Memorandum added 1837
Dr Jarvis, deceased, Mr Baylay, Mrs J A Twining?
Appeared personally Ann Elizabeth Chapman of Margate, spinster, Samuel Lewis of Margate, gentleman, Francis William Cobb of Margate, banker, and William Brooke of Margate, solicitor.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 25 May 1844
John Tippin Boswell of Bairds Hill, St Peters, gentleman, will dated 25 Jan 1830
Wife Sarah Jane, executrix
My late grandfather John Boswell - will proved 14 Dec 1787
Mansion house called Witton Hall, Aston near Birmingham, occupied by Isaac Spooner, Esquire
Children George Tippin William Walter and the infant to be christened John Bettison
Father in law Samuel Bettison, executor
Brother in law William George Bettison, executor
Witnesses Dan Dunkin - Robert Atkins Hillier.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 20 Jun 1839
Charles Birch of Broadstairs, grocer, will dated 21 May 1838
Wife Mary Jane, executrix
Eusebius Coles of Blackfriars Road, soap factor, executor
Children unnamed
Witnesses Jno. Hodgson, St Peters, clerk - Thomas Hodgerna Strevens of Broadstairs
Probate to Mary Jane Birch, Eusebius Coles having renounced.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 3 Nov 1788
Thomas Rowe of Margate, linnen draper, will dated 18 Jan 1787
Sons John and Abraham. executors
Maid servant Susanna Pierce
Daughter Sarah Cowell widow, executrix
Daughter Hannah wife of Henry Newby
Sister in law Catherine Crouch
Witnesses Jonat'n Purchis - John Harman - Fra? Small.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 17 Sep 1784
Sarah Ladd of Margate, widow of Robert, mariner, will dated 5 Sep 1781
Occupier William Mussared, junior, carpenter, at Margate
Sons John, Edward, William (sole executor)
Occupiers Mr Coombes, Nathan Solomon and Henry Foster at Margate
Occupier John Strivens at St Peters, Thanet
Schoolhouse built by son William
Grandson Robert Salter and granddaughters Sarah Salter and Margaret Salter
Witnesses Ed? Roach - John Harman - Fra. Small
Codicil dated 19 Feb 1782
Witnesses John Rowe - John Harman - Fra Small.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 19 Sep 1816
John Holman of Ramsgate, Gentleman formerly Master Mariner, will dated 23 Apr 1816
John Curling of Ramsgate, wine merchant, trustee and executor
Grandson Stephen Holman of Ramsgate, gentleman, trustee and executor, son of my late son Stephen
Granddaughter Jane Holman, daughter of my son Stephen, deceased
Stephen, Thomas, Robert and Francis Brown, sons of my late daughter Ann Brown, deceased, < 21
Mary Ann and Elizabeth Holman, daughters of my late son Francis Holman, deceased
Daughter Mary Barge, widow
Witnessed by Hum'y Wightwick, Ramsgate - John Savage - John Trame?
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Dec 1790
Jane Holman of St Lawrence, Thanet, will dated 23 May 1785
Mr John Holman and Mrs Sarah Lucas, brother and sister of my late husband Francis Holman
My brothers George Maxted and Moses Maxted
My sister Ann, wife of Mr John Cooper
Mrs Ann Lowrey of Bartholomew Square, London, widow, and her daughter Rebecca
Said John Cooper and John Holman, executors
Witnessed by John Daniel - John Fagg.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 21 May 1777
John Holman of Ramsgate, Master Mariner, will dated 1 Sep 1775
My brother Francis Holman of Johnston Street, St George, Middlesex, painter, trustee, executor and guardian
John Boyman of Ramsgate, master mariner, trustee, executor and guardian
Wife Mary
Children Stephen, John Cooper, Francis, Mary and Ann Holman, under 21
Witnessed by Geo. Dear - Ja's Herbert - Martha King - Law. Shaw S'r Wm Warrens Square Wapping
Probate 21 May 1777 granted to Francis Holman, surviving executor
The probate was, on 7 Jul 1777, declared null and void on the petition of Francis Holman, having been obtained under a false suggestion from wrong information received by him that the Testator was dead whereas he is still living as by Acts of Court will appear.

Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Apr 1856
Isaac White of Church Street, St Peter the Apostle, Isle of Thanet, Gentleman, will dated 18 Feb 1856
Niece Lydia Anne wife of Ebenezer Hurst
Property in Harbour Street, Ramsgate occupied by my great nephew Charles Pearce
Niece Susannah Pearce mother of Charles
Property at 4, 5 and 6 Meeting Street, Ramsgate for use of Ebenezer Hurst
Housekeeper Hannah Foat
Great niece Martha White Pearce
Charles Pearce and Ebenezer Hurst - Trustees and Executors
Witnessed by Isaac Busbridge of St Peters, shoemaker - William Culmer of St Peters, shoemaker.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 24 Sep 1800
John White of St. Peter's the Apostle, Isle of Thanet, mariner, will dated 10 Feb 1798
Mother Sarah White
Uncle Brown
Brother Isaac, executor
Sisters Sarah White and Lydia
Sister Marah Nuggett and her son Paulin
Sister Catherine and her son John Bayly
Witnessed by Thomas Brown - Susanna Stanner - Thomas Christophers.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Jul 1786
John White of Ramsgate, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 12 Feb 1784
Son John < 21
Friend John Allen of Bur Street, Wapping, Middlesex, merchant, guardian and executor
Joseph Green of Bur Street, Wapping, merchant, guardian and executor
Peter David of Margate, brasier, guardian and executor
Maid servant Jane Forwood
Witnessed by Sam'l Curteis - George Hooper - John Daniel.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 May 1816
John White of Ramsgate, Thanet, gentleman, will dated 28 Sep 1808 and 25 Sep 1809
William Allan of Whitechapel, Middlesex, horsedealer, executor, guardian and trustee
Wife Sarah, executrix, guardian and trustee
Only child Catherine < 19
John Allen of Goodman's Fields, Middlesex, coal merchant
Phillip Grubb of the Jamaica Coffee house, London, vintner
Richard James of South Street, Finsbury Square, Middlesex, Esq.
Christopher Wightman of the Middle Temple, London, Esq.
Ref to Indenture dated 26 Feb 1799 during life of Sarah Saunders
Witnessed by George Farley - Wm Farley - Hum'y Wightwick, att'y - all of Ramsgate
Republication witnessed by Jane Norton - John Tatnell - Hum'y Wightwick
Codicil dated 15 Jan 1816
William Allan replaced by William Orton Coleman of Wapping, London, slop seller as executor
Witnessed by William Braybrook - Wm Chandler - Richard Kendall.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 6 Feb 1789 and 24 Jul 1789
Isaac Mockett of St. Peter the Apostle, Thanet, yeoman, will dated 16 Mar 1781
Property at Dumptons, St Peters in occupation of Isaac Mockett the elder, then George Ford, then testator, now Elijah Mockett and Daniel Peake by indenture 7 Nov 1780 between Mary Fuller of Eastry, spinster and Elizabeth Ramwell? of Eastry, widow (executrixes of their brother John Fuller of Eastry, gentleman deceased of the first part and the testator of the second part and John Baker of St John the Baptist, Thanet, gentleman of the third part
3 daughters Sarah, Jane and Mary Mockett
Indenture 10 Feb 1781 between the testator of the first part and Francis Tinall? of Margate, gent. of the other part
Daughter Hannah Mockett
Sons John and William
Indentures of lease and release dated 7 Mar 1760 - the testator then Isaac Mockett of Knoulton, yeoman, only son and heir of Isaac Mackett then late of St Peter's, Thanet, gentleman deceased, and Martha Mockett wife of the testator on the first part, Daniel Jarvis of Deal, gent. of the second part, and John Fuller of Eastry, gent. of the third part
Sons Edward and Elijah
Children John, William, Sarah, Jane, Mary, Hannah, Edward and Elijah Mockett
Residue to son Elijah
Sons Edward and Elijah executors
Witnessed by James Whales - William Blackburn - Fra. Small.
Source: Norm Keaton, Death Duty Register IR 26/297 #177, Probate 11 Feb 1797 ACC 103/101
Elijah Mockett of St Peter's, Thanet, gentleman, <£3000
Executors Nicholas Pigden of Margate, gent, Edward Boys of Salmstone Grange, Thanet, gent.
Sons Elijah and John (executor)
Daughters Elizabeth and Mary
Grandsons John Boys and Mockett Henry Lloyd.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 23 Oct 1818
Sarah Peake of Broadstairs, spinster, will dated 28 July 1812
Nieces Ann Field and Mary Field
Nephew Daniel Field
Brother in law George Field of Broadstairs, mariner, executor
Witnessed by Henry Blackburn and John D. Hawkins.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Apr 1816
Isaac Rowe of Margate, gentleman, will dated 29 May 1812
John Lesden? Ferrier, Esquire, Rear Admiral of the White in his Majesty's Service, executor
Daniel Valder of Margate, gentleman, executor
Son Hills Rowe
Daughter Mary Rowe
Daughter Sarah wife of John William Hunt of Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, Middlesex
Wife Jane, executrix
Witnesses: Ann Hedgcock - John Hedgcock - Thos Chapman.
Source: Norm Keaton, Death Duty IR 26/298 #813, Probate 7 Aug 1802 ACC 103/431
John Church Brasier of St. Peter in Thanet, yeoman, <£600
Jeremiah Sackett of Northwood, St. Laurence, Thanet, yeoman, executor
William Goodson of St. Peter, yeoman, executor
Wife Mary
Daughter Sarah wife of Stephen Reader
Children John and Mary Brasier
Farm called Upton
George Brasier, natural son of daughter Sarah Reader.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 16 Oct 1769
John Mascall of Ashford, gentleman, will dated 9 Aug 1769
To be buried at Boughton Aluph
Wife Mary, executrix
Son Robert <21
Edward Dering of Doddington, surgeon, Uncle of my wife, trustee, guardian and executor
Baker Coates of New Romney, grazier, trustee, guardian and executor
Property in Peasemarsh, Sussex, Hinxhill and Wye, Dimchurch, New Romney, Hope, Ivychurch, Ashford
Occupiers Stephen Staines, John Chittenden, George Wightwick, Nathaniel Hope, Mr Thomas Norman, Benjamin Wood, William Knight
Daughter Hester <21
Margaret Simcott? spinster
Sister Jane Stratton wife of Robert Stratton of Wootten Bassett, Wilts, gentleman
Ref to will dated 9 July 1746 of Cousin John Mascall of New Romney, gentleman, deceased with legacy to his Uncle Robert Mascall of New Romney, gentleman
Ref to Ann Carter who married John Mascall, now wife of Turner Marshall of Mersham, gentleman
Witnessed by Hen. Franklyn - Jos. Pattenson - John Gifford.
Source: Norm Keaton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Dec 1808
Stephen Mummery of Margate, Isle of Thanet, smith, will dated 16 April 1807
Wife Lavinia, trustee and executrix
Thomas Chapman of Margate, gentleman, trustee and executor
Son Matthias <21
Brothers Matthias and Richard
Sister Hannah Hinds of Deal, widow
Richard, Robert, William, Matthias and Mary Bayley, children of my late sister Elizabeth, formerly wife of John Bayley of Margate, bricklayer
George and Elizabeth Hooper, children of my sister Mary Hooper, deceased, formerly wife of Anthony Hooper, deceased
Hannah Mummery, daughter of my brother Abraham, deceased
Witnesses: John Roftway - George Hunt - James Roftway.
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/21/43, No Probate mentioned, registered in 1545
Will of Thomas Koxe of Walmer, will not dated
In the Name of God sobeit, I Thomas Koxe beinge in perfect mynde and remembrannce doe make my will and testamente in thyse forme
Fyrste of all I gyve and commytt unto allmyghtie god my soule to use it according to hys mercye, And my bodye to the hearth to be buried in the Chyrcheyarde of Walmere
Item I frely gyve unto Syslye my wyf the howse that I dwell in for the span and terme of her lyf And after the decease of her the same howse to remayne unto my daughter Sislie
If it channce that Syslie my daughter departe withowte yssewe than the howse to remayne to my seconde daughter Isbelle
Item I gyve unto Syslye my daughter the 3rd parte of my Inventorye of my goodes that ys to saye, the 3rd parte of my howsehoulde stuf that pertayne unto my howse so that it be moveable
The resedue of my goodes ungyven whether they be moveable or unmoveable I gyve unto Sysle my wyf whome I make myne hoole executryxe
Witnesses of thys testamente. Jhon Fyle, Thomas Lukyns, Jhon Toyche
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/57/146, Probate 29 June 1612
William Allen of Milstead, Yeoman, will dated 20 Sep 1611
I gyve and bequeath unto George Allen my sonne one bed which standeth in the parlor, 2 payre of sheets and 3 shillings in money
I gyve and bequeath unto Susanna Allen my daughter, one presse standing in the foresayd parlor
I gyve and bequeath unto the foresayd Susanna Allen and Alice Allen my daughters, one chest of linen standing in the great chamber
I gyve and bequeath unto Robert Allen, James Allen, Thomas Allen my sonnes, Susanna Allen and Alice Allen my daughters, All my goods and Chattells before not bequeathed equally to bee devided betweene them
I make my foresayd two Sonnes Robert Allen and James Allen my Executors of this my present testament and last will
Touching the disposicion of all my lands and tenements with thappurtenances, I will my housse and barne and my two orchards of lands in Tunstall in the occupation of Robert Sare unto Robert Allen and James Allen my sonnes to them and to theire heires by equall portions equally to be devided betweene them They paying out of the said housse, barne and two orchards £30 in manner and forme following, that is to say
£10 to Thomas Allen my sonne within two yeares after my decease
£10 to Susan Allen my daughter within two yeares after my decease
£10 to Alice Allen my daughter when she shall come to the age of 21
Witnesses: James Tong, Thomas Tong
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/154 M/4, Probate 21 Dec 1615
Samuel Maplesden of Headcorn, Cooper, will dated 5 Dec 1615
My will is and I give unto my five sonnes my house and landes liing and being within the parish of Headcorne to be equally devided in even proportions betwixt them as they shall come to age
I will and I give unto my dafter Elizabeth Maplesden £15 when she come to the age of 18 out of my lands
My will is and I bequeath unto my dafter Mary Maplesden the some of £15 to be payd her when shee shall come to the age of 18 yeares by my Executor out of my lands
Item my will is and I appoynt my wife Gone to have £3 a yeare out of my lands during her life, and such houshould stufe as was hers before shee was my wife
And I make and ordayne Edward Maplesden my eldest sone my sole Executor of this my last will and testament
Samuelle Maplesden his marke
Witnesses: William Clark (marke), Thomas Odiarne
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/415 W/5, Probate 9 June 1749
John Weller of Wye, Grocer, will dated 10 Aug 1747
I do constitute and appoint my dear and well beloved Wife Elizabeth sole and only Executrix and I give bequeath and devise unto my said Wife Elizabeth all my Lands Tenements goods Chattles & other my reall and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same & every part thereof with their appurtenances unto my said wife Elizabeth, her heirs, Executors, Administrators & assigns for ever
Signed: John Weller Junior
Witnesses: E.Buck, John Beale, T.Buck
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/415 W/7, Probate 30 Oct 1749
Elizabeth Weller of Wye, Widow, will dated 21 Oct 1749
I appoint my good friends George Patty & John Patty of Ashford, Executors
I give my worked gown & a good pair of sheetts unto Elizabeth Farbrace
I give unto Frances Farbrace my diamond ring and a pair of sheetts
I give my late mothers mourning ring & a pair of sheetts unto Martha Farbrace
I give unto Charles Dann, son of Mr William Dann of Wye, my late husbands Silver watch
I give unto my servant Thomas Stead £10
I give unto my late husbands brothers and sisters (that is to say) Sarah Weller, William Weller, Elizabeth Weller, Charles Weller and Thomas Weller £5 apeice
I give unto the said William Weller, Charles Weller & Thomas Weller all my late husbands wearing apparrell equally to be divided betweene them
I give unto my nephews & neices all the rest and residue of my Linnen (that is to say) unto John Parkin, Ann Parkin, Henry Parkin, George Parkin, Frances Parkin & Martha Parkin, Children of my sister Martha Parkin, equally to be divided between them by my said Executors & to be delivered unto theym at their several & respective ages of 21
I give unto the said George Pattey & John Pattey £10 apeice
All the rest & residue I give & bequeath unto the said George Pattey & John Pattey and to the Survivor of them this Special Trust & confidence nevertheless that they shall & do as soon after my decease as conveniently can be, convert the same into money & such money put & placed out at interest on Government bonds mortgage or such other security or securitys as they shall think fit and upon this further Trust that they shall & do where & as they shall receive such interest, pay the same unto my said sister Martha Parkin for & during the term of her natural life, whose receipt (whether she shall be sole or covert) shall be a sufficient discharge to them for the same from time to time
And on further Trust that they the said George Pattey & John Pattey or the Survivor of them shall & do upon the death of my said Sister Martha Parkin pay all the said principal money & the interest which shall be due for the same at her death unto & equally between my said nephews & neices
Signed: Eliz: Weller
Witnesses: Ann Shipwash, T.Buck
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/432 W/4, Probate 8 May 1764
Edward Weller of Ashford, Gentleman, will dated 15 Nov 1760
My body I commit to the Earth out of which it was taken to be decently buried with as little Pomp and Ceremony as may be
I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Anne, the wife of Edward Norwood of Ashford, Gentleman and to her Heirs and Assigns for ever all my messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments and Premisses with their appurtenances whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying and being as fully as if herein particularly mentioned, described and set forth
Also I give and bequeath unto the poor people of Faversham £5 to be distributed in bread or otherwise in such manner and proportion as my said Daughter shall think fit
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew George Weller Esq £20
Also I give and bequeath unto my good friend Elizabeth the Wife of Mr Thomas Cumberland of Chilham, in remembrance of the many favours and civilities received from her by me £20
Also I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law the said Edward Norwood £100
All the rest & residue & remainder of my ready money and Monies at Interest and due on Bonds, Books, Debts, Bills, Notes, Mortgages in Fee or for Years, Bills of Sale, Securities & Annuities I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew George Weller, his Executors & Administrators In trust for and to and for the sole proper peculier and ---- Use and Benefit of my said Daughter, exclusive of the said Edward Norwood her husband, and to transfer, assign, make ever employ, pay and apply the same and the Interest, Dividends, Profits, proceeds and improvements to be made thereof to such person and persons and in such parts, shares and proportions and for such Uses, Intents and Purposes as my said Daughter alone, notwithstanding her Coverture, whether she shall be then Sole or Married, shall by any writing under her Hand, from time to time and at any time or times, direct, nominate, order or appoint…
I do hereby make, nominate, constitute and appoint my said Daughter full and sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament
Signed: Edward Weller
Witnesses: Thomas Hussey, Philip Hawkins, B.Thorne
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/419 W/4, Probate 5 Feb 1753
Mary Weller of Lynsted, will dated 20 Nov 1750
I give and devise to my Cuzens Thomas Weller and Timothy Weller and Anthony Weller and Ann and Mary their own Sisters, a suite of Mourning to each of them of £5 value
Item I give and devise unto Matthew Baker, son of Matthew Baker of Lingstead, my Bed as it stands and all belonging to it
I give and devise to Edward Baker, son of Matthew Baker of Lingstead, all my Housesell Goods except one Chest and one Trunk
I give and devise unto my Cuzens Thomas Brithridge and Hanna his sister, a Suite of Mourning to each of them of £5 value
I give and devise to my Cuzen Anne Warchers and Matthew Baker Seneor whom I now live with, a suite of Mourning of £5 value
and I make and ordain the said Ann Warchers and Matthew Baker seneor to be full and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament
Item No money to be disbursed but the Executors mourning
Then after all Funerall charges and other expenses are paid and discharged, then I give my Executors Three months time to fullfill my Will and discharge what is above written
I give and devise to two of my Brothers Children Ann and Mary, half my Wearing Apparrell and half my Linen to be equally divided between them two by Lot
To My Executor and Her Sister Hanna I give the other half of my Wearing Apparrell
Signed: Mary Weller
Witnesses: William Lofty, William Barnes, Elisha Hobbs
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC31/243 W/2, Probate 29 Dec 1773
Thomas Weller of Hollingbourne, Inholder, will dated 4 May 1772
I give and bequeath to my well-beloved Brother Alexander Weller now living in the parish of Lenham, all my Wearing Apparel of all sorts (my Watches, Rings and Silver Shoe Buckles excepted) to be delivered to him within one Kalendaer Month after my decease
I give and bequeath to my dearly well-beloved Wife Elizabeth Weller whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, All and singular my Lands, Messuages and Tenements, Book-Debts, Ready money and Securities for money with all my household goods of all sorts, Stock in Trade, Cows, Hogs and all whatsoever to me belongs whether Real or Personal (except what I have before given and bequeathed), I give and bequeath to well- beloved Wife and Executrix to be freely enjoyed and possessed by her, her Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns absolutely and for ever
She to pay all my just Debts and Funeral Expences
The mark of Thomas Weller
Witnesses: John Clark, J.T.Leyland
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/6/142, Probate 10 Feb 1495-6
Robert Drewry of Bredgar, will dated 14 Dec 1495
My body to be buryed in the Church yarde of Bradgar
I bequeth to the hy auter for my forgeten tithes 12d
I bequeth to my Wif Alys 20s to be paide off Harry and off John Gudrich in evyn porcon
Also I will that my wyf have the 2 parler Chambers be nethe fre goyng and comyng
I bequeth to Robard my sonne 6s 8d to be payd of the secturs (Executors?) at the myghelmas after my desease and at the myghelmas in 12 month 6s 8d off his brother Harry and the next myghelmas after 6s 8d off his brother John, havyng the hole of 20s in 3 yeres
I will Jane my dowghter have 6s 8d and Margett my Dowghter 6s 8d to be payde off the secturs
I will Harry my sonne have my place with the gardyn excepte 1 parcelle lying in the west the brede syght off Rogers gardeyn and ---- paying to John 10 mark after the sese of his moder every yere 26s 8d tyll 6 yers be off
Son Harry to have lands in Swanton
Son John to have lands (adjacent to?)Ayerst Rogers gardyn
Also I will that Harry have the Roode of wood lande in Copys and John have the halffe aker of wood lande att Vynyng
Other legacies to sons Harry & John, including bullock, horse harness, silvers spoons, pewter etc
My wyf and Richard Wode to bee executors
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/6/188, Probate 12 July 1496
John Peryn of Smarden, will dated 7 March 1496
Partly in Latin…
Feoffees: Thomas Pett, Stephen Scott & Thomas Swyfth
To deliver to James Peryn, my sonne, a messuage, the which James dwelleth yn, with all the lands thereto apertynyng togeder lying in Smarden
Also I will that my feoffees suffer Margery my wyffe to take and receyve the issues and profittes of my principall (messuage) under the which I dwell yn with all the landyes therto aperteynyng be at the time and space of ahole yere next sewyng after my deceasse and after the terme of the said hole yere, I will that Margerye my wyff have yerely paid during her lyff of the proffetts comyng of the lands 20s
The residue of the profette comyng of the said lands I will my feoffees geve to the use and profytt of William and Richard sonnys of Richard Peryn my sonne late deceassed and when the said William and Richard Peryn come to the age off 20 yeres I will my feoffees or ther assignes delyver or do to be delivered the said Principall messuage, Gardene and landdys with all the appurtenances to the said William and Richard there heyres and assignes for ever more under this condicion feynding seworne to the feoffers to pay Margerye my wyff yerly the said sommes of 20s during her lyff and that the said William and Richard Peryn at such tyme as they have estate of ther landes and rentes seale a sufficient ----- realesse unto James Peryn his heyres or assignes of all ther ryght and clayme of and in 2 peces of land called Merefeldes to the said Jamye
Also I will that Jamys Peryn my Son shall have a Barn called Aworkehousse paying to my feoffers 33s 4d the whiche somme I will and ordeyn to the mariage of Margarett the child? of Richard Peryn and the said Jamys Peryn or his assignes to closse the ground abowte the said Barne agayn as he fyndid it at his owne cost and charge
I will that Thomas Pett and Thomas Swyfth my feoffeyes sell apece of land called Dretchefeld leyng within the lordsthip of Chilham to the best prise and the money therof resseyved to be delivered to the hands of myn executors to the fulfilling of this my last will and testament
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/6/294, Probate 18 July 1497
John Frances of Harrietsham, will dated 27 March 1497
In Latin…
Son George Clerke
Daughter Isabelle Thacher
Wife Isabelle and Stephen Taylor, Executors
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/17/162, Probate 12 Sep 1526
William Reader of Wormshill, will dated 12 May 1526
My body to be buried yn the churcheyard of Saynt Gyles yn Wormesell
I gyve to the high aulter there for my tithes and offerynges negligently forgoten 12d
I give to the reparation of the churche walles 12d
I give to the mariage of my 3 daughters, that is to witt Johane, Agnes and Elizabeth to every of them 10 markes of lawfull money of england to be paid by my executors
I bequeth to Isabelle Nasshe my servant at her mariage 40s and it happpen she be not maried or she come to the age of 22 yeres, then I will that myne executors shall paye to her the said 40s when she comythe to the age of the said 22 yeres
The residue of all my moveable goods & catalles I give to Margarete my wif and to Robert Reader my Brother whom I ordeyne and make myne executors of this my present testament and last will and they to se my children honestly kept till they come to age to gett there liveing
Concerning all my landes and tenements, Rentes, Revercions and --- that I have yn the parishe of Wormesell or els where within the countie of Kent
First I will that my Feoffees shall suffre myne executors to receive and take all the issues and profittes of all my said landes and tenements to pay my bequestes and dettes and to see my children honestly kept as aforesaid
I will that Margarete my wyf shalhave her dwellyng yn my house whiche I now dwellin while she is soole widowe
And if it happen the said Margarete to marie then I wull that she shalhave owt of my said landes and tenements an annuyte of an annuell Rent to the value of 6s 8d by the yere half yerely to be paid over and above her Joynter whiche was made to her mariage duryng the lif of the said Margarete I give unto the saide Margarete my wife of my moveable goodes in pens and peny worthes to the value of 20 markes sterlyng
If the said Margarete my wyf happen to be conceived with child, if it be a woman childe she to have at her mariage as myne other daughters shalhave above writen And if it be a man child, he to have his part yn all my said landes and tenements as myne other sonnes hath
I will that all my said landes and tenements with all ther appurtenances shall remayne to my sonnes equally to be devided bytwene theym when they come to the age of 21 yeres … And if all my said sonnes happyn to deceasse then I will that all my said landes and tenements shalbe devided egally betwene my saide daughters beyng liveing And if all my said daughters deceasse havyng none heires of their bodies lawfully begotyn then I will that all my said landes and tenements shall remayne holy to Robert Redar my Brother and to his heires and assignes for evermore
Witnesses: Sir Elis Mathew, curate, William Redar, John Redar, John Pratt and others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/17/186, Probate 9 April 1527
Stephen Miller of Leeds, will dated 13 Dec 1526
My bodie to be buried yn the churchyard of saynt Nicholas of ledes
Offerings to the High Altar for tithes forgotten etc…
The Residue of all my goodes moveable, my dettes and bequests paid, I geve and bequeith to Alice my wif the wich Alice & Walter Taylour I orden and make myn executors of this my present testament & last will folowing
And as towchyng my messuage, garden & peece of land with all thappurtenances set, lying and beyng yn ledes aforesaid
First I will that Alice my wif to have the issues and profittes of the said messuage, garden and pece of land with thappurtenances all the time of her lyff without impechment of wast and immediately after the decesse of the said Alice, I will the said messuage, garden and pece of land to be sold by Walter Taylor and John Southland of ledes aforesaid to the best price they can or may
And of the money comyng for the sale of the forsaid premisses I will to the forsaid Alice my wife to the performation of her last will 4 markes
I wil to the bying of one antesyner (?) to bought for the church of ledes 5 markes
To the repayryng of the high way betwene Langley hoth and the tenement late Robert Grenewey 13s 4d And if the said way at that tyme be sufficiently repayred then I will the said 13s 4d to be bestowed yn the repayryng of the Comen Way betwene Edynhilcrofte and the Abbie Playne
I will to Godlye Alyn the daughter of Peter Alen 10s
And the residue of the said money for the sale of the forsaid messuage, garden and pece of land I will and geve to Peter Alen and Agnes his wife
Witnesses: Sir John Tenterden (?), curate, John Southland, John Bogas and others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/17/265, Probate 22 October 1527
Thomas Bedmanton of Harrietsham, will dated 17 July 1527
My body to be buried yn the churche yard of Saint John the baptist yn Hariettesham
Offerings to High Alter for tithes negligently witholden etc…
The residue of all my goodes moveable not bequeithed after my dettes paid, my buryeng made and my present testament fulfilled, I geve and bequeith to Johanne my wif she to dispose among my children and hers as she thenkes best after her discretion, whom I make and ordeyne myn executrice of this my present testament and last will and John Stede overseer of the same and he to have for his labour 3s 4d
My feoffees John Stede, John Bedmanton and John Brokyer shall suffre Johanne my wif to take and receive all the issues and profettes of all my lands and tenements that I have in the parishe of Harietsham before reherced duryng her lif And she to fynde Thomas my son to scole & all other thynges necessary for hym till he come to 15 yeres of age
Also I will that Thomas my son shalhave by the suffrannce of Johanne my wif the profittes of thre acres of land lieng yn a feld called Bynfeld immediately after my decesse and my wif to sowe it with barley to the profite of the said Thomas for one yer
Also I will that the said Thomas shall sowe the said 3 acres the seconde yere after my decesse with barley to the profitte of his sistres and from that space I will that my son Thomas shalhave the use of the 3 acres of my lands untill he come to 22 yeres of age And after that yeres I will my wif shalhave the profittes of the said 3 acres on my landes for the terme of her lif
And after the decesse of my wife I will that Thomas my son shalhave all my said landes & tenements to hym and to his heires of his body lawfully begotten for ever
And if it happen the said Thomas to decesse before his moder without heires then I will that all my said landes & tenements shall remayne to my daughters then beying liveing equally to be divided by 2 or 3 indifferent men of the said parish
And if it happen all my daughters to decesse without heires then I will that my said lands and tenements be sold by my feoffers or their heires and the money therof comyng to be bestowed to an honest preste sayeing masses yn the said churche of Harietysham and yn other charitable dedes for my soule and my frendes soules
Witnesses: Sir John Bechyng, Richard Taylor with others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/17/326, Probate 6 June 1527
Richard Kemysley of Stockbury, will dated 22 March 1526/7
My body to be buried yn the churchyard of Stokebury
Item I bequeath to Elizabeth my wife my house and land being at Eylde? in the parishe of Stokebury the terme of her lif, she kepyng reparacions sufficiently, and also 20s by yere out of my (lands) at Eylstede the terme of liff accordyng after the effecte of the dede made therof And also all her stuff that she brought to me
Item 2 kyne and 2 hogge
Item I will she shalhave £3 beyng yn Maister John Petites handes
Item I will that my wife shalhave her dwellyng yn my howse and her fyndyng unto myhelmasse iff she will take it
Item I bequeath to Edward my Sonne my howse that I dwellyn with the landes longyng therto, he to kepe reparacons and make no strepe nor wast and enter at myhelmasse next after my decesse unto the tyme that John my Son be 20 yere of age And then I will that the said John shall shifte with hym by evyn porcions
Item I bequeith to the said Edward 2 horses, my cart and court & plough with harnesse longyng therto And also 4 kyne, 4 hogges, 20 shepe after the discretion of myne Executors
Item I will that myne executors shall make hym 4 acres season (?) and 3 semes Barley and 3 semes whete to be delyvered at myhelmasse withall his other bequestes
Item I bequethe to Thomas my Sonne my howse and land being at Eylde yn the parishe of Stokebury after the decesse of Elisabethe my wife
Item I will if it fortune any of my Sonnes dye within age of 20 yeres that their partes shall be shyfted among the other liveing
Item I bequeithe to Johane my doughter £6 13s 4d, 5 markes at the day of her mariage and 5 markes that day twelvemonthe, a bedd & all that belongeth therto, 6 peces pewter, a brasse pott & cawdron
Item I bequeithe to Margery my servant a rownd panne, 2 peces pewter (6 if it may be spared)
Item I will that John Bakar shalhave my howse yn Stokebury strete with the landes longyng therto Under this condition iff he do discharge myne Executors and paye the money to Thomas A pett accordyng after my bargayne for the said howse and land, and when he hathe paid it & clearly discharged myne Executors Then I will that my feoffers shall delyver hym astate theryn
Item I will releace the said John Bakar £4 of the money that I have payed to Thomas A pett and then when Thomas A pett is payed the rest yn John Bakers handes is £7 6s 8d the whiche John he shall pay to the church of Stokebury 20s yerely to it to be paied the full somme of £7 6s 8d or els I will myne Executors shall sell the said howse and land to discharge and fulfill my will
Item I will that myne Executors shall sell a pece of land called Slakestede iff my goodes be not able to performe my will and dettes And my feoffers to seale therto /if nede be/ And if therbe no nede to sell the said land then I will it shall remayne to Thomas my Sonne at Eylde
The rest of my goodes, my will fulfilled and my dettes paied I will that myne Executors shall dispose for the helthe of my soule as they shall thynk moost necessary Whom I make John Kemsley of Lygyng, Richard Knyght of Stokbury and eche one of theym to have for their labor 6s 8d
Witnesses: Sir Robert John, John Knyght with others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/27/198, Probate 16 July 1550
Richard Perin of High Halden, Husbandman, will dated 24 Dec 1550? (4th year Reign of Edward VI)
I bequeth to the power mens boxe of the parishe of hie halden 2d
Item I will to my dawghter Joane a great ketle
Item to Thomeson my dawghter a Cupbourde, a mydle ketle, a younge heffer whitt pyed
Item to John Brouke 3s 4d
Item to Edward Goodson 3s 4d
Item I will William Peryn to pay to Thomsen my daughter before named 40s sterlyng and to be paid within 12 monithes imediatlie after my decease. If it pleseth god to take Thomsyn to his mercye within the twelve moniths Then I will the forsaide summe of money to be paide unto my wyf & like casse as it shuld have ben paid to Thomsyn my daughter. Yf it chanceth my wyf to die within the twelvemonithes after my deceasse then I will William Peryn to pay of the foresaid 40s, 3s 4d to John Broke, and 3s 4d to Edward Goodson And the rest to be devided porcon like amonge my chyldren
Item if it happen the said 40s to be unpayed within the tyme above said Then I will Thomsyn my daughter to entre into the 6 acres cawled Benettes fylde and lying in Bedenden parishe with other 6 acres lying in Halden parishe cawled Strutehome (?) and them as in her owne propre estate to have receve and possede and the said William Peryn his executours and assygnes and all other therof utterly to put out and answer untill the seid 40s be paid
Yf so be that Thomesyn dieth within the twelve monithes then I will Joane my wife to be in like strength and vertue of the forsaid lande
Yf it channsyth my wyf to die like wyse, Then I will my Chyldren theyer heyers or executours to have and possed the forsaid landes unto the 40s be paid, provided 3s 4d of the said 40s to be paid to John Broke and other 3s 4d to Edward Goodson
The residue of my goodes not bequethed, my dettes, my legacies fulfilled and my bodie browght in Earth, I will and bequeath unto my wyf whom I make and ordayne my sole Executrix of this my present will and testament
Witnesses: Richard Taylor, William Dier with others
Item I give to Agnes my dowghter a plater
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/95 T/4, Probate 25 May 1590
John Topley of Harrietsham, will dated 3 May 1590
My body to be buried in the church yard of Hariesham
To Mark Quested 40s
To John & George Quested 40s a peece
To the ringers at my buriall 10s
To dame Amy (?) Quested 10s for a sheete
To Mary Halfesnode £5
20s to the poor of this parish
To John Ford of Harrietsham 19s
To Briant Topley & to his children to be divided equally betwixt them £8 6s 8d
My bucke lether dublet to John Peeter & my bucke lether hose to Richard Tailor & paire of --- hose (?) in my cheste to Mr George Quested
To my master Quested one cheste & the sword & dager & giveinge therefore to John Peter 10s
The rest of my wearinge clothes I give to Mary Halfsnode
I make Mr George Quested my sole executor & John Tailor & John Peter to be my overseers
Witnesses: Thomas Shawe, John Tailour, Richard Tailour, Christopher Page
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/259 W/12, Probate 30 Dec 1648
Ambrose Wilson of Hartlip, Yeoman, will dated 20 Dec 1648
I desire my body to be buried in decent and Christian maner, in the Church yard of the parish of Hartlipp according to the discretion of my Executor
To the poore of the parish of Hartlipp 20 shillings out of the Tenement and lands now in the occupacon of Thomas Hadlow
I give and bequeath unto my Aunt Elizabeth Cooke widdowe the house and orchard & backside now in the Tenure or occupacon of Thomas Byrd, to her & her heires for ever
I give & bequeath unto all and singular my freinds and kindred by my fathers side, to each one of them, if it be demanded, the summe of 12d
To James Tong of Bredgar Gent, my clocke which now stands in his house
I give & bequeath unto Mary Salesbury my mother, all other my lands and Tenements whatsoever, in what place or parish soe ever scituate, lying and being, with all and singular the appurtenances to her & her heires for ever, with all my goodes & Chattells whatsoever
And if it should happen that Gabriel Salesbury of Hartlip, my father in law, should survive my said mother, then my will and meaning is that he the said Gabriel Salesbury shall and may quietly enioy and possesse all and singular the said Lands, Tenements & Chattells whatsoever during his natural life and then to descende and come to the possession of such person or persons as my said mother Mary Salesbury shall by her last Will & Testament or other wise limitt and appoint
Mother Mary Salesbury, sole Executrix
(Signed) Ambrose Wilson
Witnesses: John Osborne, Joane Scotsford her marke
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/549 B/5, Probate 31 Aug 1841
James Butler of Stalisfied, Farmer, will dated 7 April 1841
I nominate, constitute and appoint my friends George Gooding of Leham, Auctioneer and Thomas Westover of Lenham, Butcher, joint Executors and Trustees of this my Will
They to have lands, goods etc… and from the sale of which, a third part to be given to my Daughter Anne, the Wife of Cephas Linken, her Executors and Administrators for her and their absolute use and benefit. I do hereby expressly will and direct that the said legacy shall be paid into the proper hands of the said Anne Linken for her sole, separate and peculiar use and benefit, independently and exclusively of her present or future husband and shall not be subject to the debts, controul or interference of such husband
One half part in one other undivided third part or share of and in the clear monies to arise from such sale In trust, for my daughter Mary Butler, her Executors and Administrators for her and their absolute use and benefit, to whom I give and bequeath the same accordingly
The remaining half part of the last mentioned third part or share In trust for Sarah Butler (the natural Child of my daughter Mary Butler) to be paid to her at 21 or day of marriage
One half part of the remaining undivided third part produced by such Sale In trust for my daughter Sabra Butler for her and their absolute use and benefit…
Remaining half part in the last mentioned third part In trust for Barbara Butler (the natural child of my said daughter Sabra Butler) to be paid to her at 21 or day of marriage
(Signed) James Butler
Witnesses: John Chambers, Stalisfied Farmer, Edward Norwood, Solicitor Charing
Probate: Goods, Chattels & Credits do not amount to the sume of £3000
Testator died 14 July 1841
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/553 C/2, Probate 22 April 1843
John Champion of Kingsdown, Yeoman, will dated 10 Feb 1838
Last Will and Testament of me John Champion of Dungate in the Parish of Kingsdown near Sittingbourne
I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Elizabeth Champion all my household goods and Furniture, Plate, Linen and China for her own absolute use.
Also I give and devise unto my said Wife Elizabeth Champion and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life All and singular my real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever, she keeping the same adequately insured and in good and tenantable repair and also keeping down the Interest which from time to time shall become due on the Mortgage of the same premises or any part thereof
And from and immediately after her decease, I give and devise the same and every part thereof unto and amongst my six Children namely William, John, Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth To hold to them, their heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants
The rest and residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath nto Edward Strouts of Kingsdown, Farmer and Samuel Stevens of Bapchild, Malster upon Trust… with the consent of my Wife to continue and carry on the Farming and Carpentering business and concern now used by me and for that purpose to employ and pay a competent person to conduct the same
And in case my said Trustees shall at my decease or at any time afterwards think fit to discontinue the said business or any part thereof, then to dispose of the same and invest the monies arising therefrom at Interest on Government or Real Security in their own names for the benefit of my said Wife for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease, my trustees to convert my personal property into money and in the first place to pay to my daughter Sarah Elizabeth Champion £150 and the residue to divide in equal shares amongst my six Children, share and share alike
Edward Strout and Samuel Stevens to be joint Executors
(Signed) John Champion
Witnesses: Henrietta Bathurst, Thomas Bathurst, Richard Bathurst, Solicitor Sittingbourne
Probate: Goods, Chattels and Credits do not amount to the sum of £2000
Testator died at Frinsted 5th March 1843
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury PR31/94 F/5
James Fuller of Charing, glover, nuncupative will dated June 1629
The last Will and Testament Nuncupative of James Fuller late of the parishe of Charinge within the Countie of Kent Glover deceased by him made uttered and declared in the tyme of his sicknesse whereof hee died about the beginning of June in Anno domini 1629 hee beeing then of very good and perfect understanding and memory in these wordes following or the very like in effect and substance (That is to say)
Hee gave ffourtie poundes which hee said his father in law Beeching had of his in his handes And all the rest that hee had to his sisters equallie to bee devided betweene them
There beeing present and Witnesses of the promisses John Weekes and Zacharias Hutchin both of Charing
Mr Henrie Ely Clerke and John Hart, John Weekes his marke, Zacharias Hutchin his marke
Probate: (no date) Administration to Anne Fuller alias Cloke, wife of Thomas Cloke of Kingsnorth, husbandman
Source: Mary Connaughton, Prerogative Court of Canterbury PROB11/208/684, Probate 9 July 1649
Gabriell Salisbury, Vicar of Hartlip, nuncupative will dated 28 May 1649
The last Will and Testament Nuncupative of Mr Gabriell Salisbury Clerke late Vicar of Hartlipp in the County of Kent deceased by him uttered and declared in the tyme of his last sicknes whereof he died and about tenn of the Clocke in the eveninge or night time next preceeding the day of his death which was on Munday the eigth and twentith day of May one thousand sixe hundred fforty nyne in theis or the like wordes, and in this manner followeinge.
The said Mr Gabriell Salisbury being put in mind or moved by his wife to remember his kindred and to give them somethinge by Will or to that effect He the said Mr Salisbury thereupon speaking to Mr Edward Vaughan Clarke then present said I have found my wife a discreete woman, and I will leave all that I have to her disposell, and I doubt not but she wilbe kind to my kindred
Or used words to the same effect he beinge then in good memory and understandinge,
There being present together and witnesses of the promisses Mr Edward Vaughan and Mary Chittenden one the the said Mr Salisburies Maidservants.
In testimony whereof we have subscribed our names Edward Vaughan, Mary Chittenden
Probate 9 July 1649 – Administration to Mary Salisbury relict
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/297 H/5, Probate 8 July 1677
John Hunt of Bapchild, Husbandman, will dated 6 June 1677
£20 to my loveing daughter Mary Hunt at her arrival to the full age of 21, as well as one silver bowle, one silver cup, one paire of fine sheetes, one paire of pillow coates, one fine table cloath
£15 to Clare Homan, my now wife’s daughter to be paid by my executrix at the age of 21, with one paire of fine sheets, one paire of pillow coates, one silver beacar, one fine table cloath & half a dozen of napkins
Anne Hunt, my loveing wife to be my Executrix and my Neighbour Charles Poole to be aideing and assistant to my Executrix with his councell and advice in all her concernes
I give unto my said Executrix all the rest of that personall estate that God hath blessed me with, with this provise, that she shall keep my daughter Mary Hunt well cloathed and at school untill she attaines to the full age of 15 yeares, and to take further care of her till she is 21 years old.
I give unto my daughter Mary a New Trunk marked with J.H. and two great pewter dishes.
I give unto Clare Homan a Chest which was her fathers and two great pewter dishes.
The mark of John Hunt
Witnesses: George Jones, Thomas Lake
Memorandum: that after the sealinge of this Will, I John Hunt doe order my Executrix aforesaid, that in case my daughter Mary die before she attain to the age of 21, I bequeath unto Clare Homan £10, and to Susan Farley & Martha Giles £5 a piece and that in case Clare Homan dies before she is 21 and my daughter Mary survivinge, I bequeath unto my daughter Mary £10 and to Elizabeth Hearne £5
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/321 H/3, Probate 11 Dec 1690
John Hunt of Milton, Grocer, will dated 4 Nov 1690
Loving Wife Sarah Hunt & Daughter Mary Hunt to be executors, to whom I give and bequeath all my goods, cattle, chattell and personal estate whatsoever
20s to Samuel Hunt, my eldest Son, at the age of 21
20s a peece to my four youngest children Effeild Hunt, Francis Hunt, John Hunt & Sarah Hunt at their respective ages of 21
20 shillings to the poore of the parish of Milton alias Middleton to be paid to them by the Churchwardens and overseers of the said parish at St Thomas his day next after my decease
I do give and dvise unto my said wife Sarah and to the heires of her body lawfully begotten for ever All that Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances commmonly called or knowne by the name of Redmans, scituate, lying and being within the parish of Borden as by a deed of settlement may more att large appeare
I do order and appoint that the parcell of pastureland commonly called or knowne as the name of Rock Field scituate, lying & being att or neare a certaine farme called Owre (Ewre?) Farm within the parish of Milton be sold to discharge my debts which I shall owe at the tyme of my death
(Signed) John Hunt
Witnesses: Joseph Lupton, Thomas Bennitt, Thomas Bilke
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/329 H/8, Probate 2 June 1694
Henry Hunt of Eastling, Husbandman, will dated 8 April 1694
I give unto my wife and my Daughter Mary the black cow between them
I give my daughter Ann and Rebekah my Red Cow
I give unto my daughter Betty 4 sheep and 6 lambs
I will all my pewter to be devided into six parts to my wife and children alike if ye child unborne doe live
I give to my three daughters Ann, Rebekah & Elizabeth five shillings a pece
I give to my daughter Mary two King Edward shillings
I give unto my two daughters Ann and Rebekah my house and Land at Borden equally to be devided between them
I will that after my Aunts decease my wife keepe the house in good repair and all other my household goods to be devided between my wife & children & that to have a part if it live, that is unborne
I make my brother Thomas Huntt and George Dadd Executors of this my last will and Testament
The mark of Henry Huntt
Witnesses: Samuel Winfeild, Esibell Rooke, John Nash
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/397 H/6, Probate 31 May 1732
Henry Hunt of Eastling, Husbandman, will dated 13 March 1732
I give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife Elizabeth Hunt All that my Messuage or Tenement, garden and Backside with the appurtenances thereunto belonging scituate, lying and being in Bobbing for and during the terme of her natural life and imediately from and after her decease then I give and devise my said messuage, garden and backside… to My Son William Hunt and to his heires for ever
I give and bequeath unto my two Grand Children the summe of 50 shillings a peece at 21
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Hearlenden the summe of £5
All the rest and residue of my personall estate, goods and Chattells whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife Elizabeth Hunt for and during the terme of her naturall life and imediately from and after her decease then I give and bequeath my said goods and Chattells to my Loveing Son William Hunt Wife Elizabeth Hunt full and sole Executrix
John Hunt, his marke
Witnesses: Isaac James, Daniel Shubsall, Samuel Crosswell
Source: Mary Connaughton, Rochester registered Will, Vol.7, folio 331, No Probate
William Coveney of Yalding, Yeoman, will dated 8 Feb 1523/1524
My bodey to be buryed within the church yarde of the holy Apostles Peter and Powle
6d to every of my godchildren
10 shillinges to an honest priest to synge 30 masses for my soull
Residue of goods & catelles to Maryan my Wife whome I make executrix, that she or her assignes shall dyspose for my soull, father and mother and all christen soulles, as shall be thoght them best
My feoffes to sell all my houses and landes in the parish of West Farlyng and in the parish of Est Farlyng to the beste value and the money to be paid to Marion my wife or to her assignes
I will that my feoffers cause to be paid out of the sale of the saide houses and landes to the makyng of the Stiple of West Farlyng £5
Money to be bestowed in charitable dedes
Witnesses: John Halett (?) curet, John Pecocke
Source: Mary Connaughton, Rochester registered Will, Vol.7, folio 332, Probate …
Maryon Coveney of Yalding, Widow, will dated 14 Feb 1523/1524
I bequeath 5 markes of the money to me assigned in the last will of William Covenney my husband to an honest prieste to synge and pray for my Soull and all christen soulles within the church of Yalding, and the other 5 marks I bequeath unto the brygge of Yalding aforesaide
I bequeth to Florence Terre my daughter, one pece of lande callyd the marche in fee symple and all my howsehold stuff
The residue of all my goodes I will yt to be solde by John Churche whom I make and ordeyn my executor of this my present testament and last will & testament of William Covennay my husband
Witnesses: Robert Elfecke, John Gratford the elder, Thomas Terre and others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Rochester registered Will, Vol.13, folio 152, Probate 26 July 1564
Richard Coveney of Teston, Yeoman, will dated 21 March 1563/1564
My body to be buried in the Churche yearde of Cranbrooke
I ordayne and make to be myn Executors Roger Coveny my brother, yf he thereto be willinge and my wyfe
I ordayne to be supervisor of this my present Testament & last will, John Smythe of Syssingherst in the parishe of Cranbrooke
I will that my Executors shall receave all such sums of mony the whiche are owinge or dewe unto me and that the same sums of mony be distributed towards the payment of my debts
I will that they shall make sale of 30 acres of woode that I late purchased of Mr Colpepper besides the 10 acres that I have alreddy solde and the money shalbe towardes the payment of the sayde Mr Colpepper for the purchase of the same
I will that my wyfe shall have the one halfe of my howsholde stuffe and the other halfe I will unto my Children equally to be devided betwene them, my wyfe to have the Custodye of the hole untyll my sayd Children come severally unto the ages of 20 yeares
Witnesse: John Masterman, Thomas Morgayne and Peter Bonnyngton his wife, per me John Smythe
Source: Mary Connaughton, Rochester registered Will, Vol.20, folio 480, Probate last day of June or July 1612
Edward Coveney of Snodland, Yeoman, will dated 26 April 1609
My bodie to be buried in the Churchyard of West Peckham or elsewhere it shall please myne Executor
My third parte which I have in a Hoy upon the water and all other my moveable goods whatsoever, I wholly, fully and with good effect, intent and purpose, give and bequeath to my Brother in lawe Thomas Baker of West Peckham aforesaid, Tanner, whom I make and ordeyne my whole and sole Executor
40 shillings for the poore at my funeral
Brothers John Godden, Robert Godden
Sisters Jane Godden, Sara, the wife of Thomas Baker & Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Tapley
Lands in Snodland & Marden
Witnesses: William Fayreman, Christopher Stone & Nicholas Hooper, writer.
Source: Mary Connaughton, Rochester registered Will, Vol.22, folio 333, Probate 26 Oct 1639
Richard Coveney of Yalding, Yeoman, will dated 22 March 1638/1639
My body to be decently interred in the Churchyard of Yalding
10 shillinges to the poore of the parish of Yalding
£200 to Sonn Edward Coveney after the decease of my beloved wife Agnes Coveney
To Sonne William Coveney, all the rest of my howsehold goods, provided that my beloved wife Agnes may & shall have the use thereof during her life (unless she marry again)
To sonne William, all the rest of my goods, Cattles and Chattles, Corne growing and all my stocke whatsoever (same conditions as regards wife Agnes)
To Sonne William Coveney (sole Executor) my house and all my lands in the parish of Yalding
Witnesses: Thomas Tournay, William Coveney
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/4/23, Probate 21 Oct 1484
Henry Att Wood of Bearsted, will dated 30 Sep 1484
In Latin…
Richard Chambers of Berstede & Richard Att Wood to be my feoffees
6s 8d for the reparing of the church of Berstede
12d to Agnes Tylden daughter of John Tylden of Berstede
6s 8d to James Chamber of Berstede
3s 4d to Thomas Att Woode of Berstede
3s 4d to John Attwoode of Thornham
6s 8d to Johanne Attwoode, wife of Richard Attwood of Bredgar
6s 8d for the reparacons of the Church of Murston
2 parcels of land in Thornham & Holyngborn called Ley Ryes & Ley Reade to Katherine Chambers (my mother?)
After her decease Ley Ryes to remayne to Richard Attwood of Bradgar and Ley Reade to Robert Attwood son of Richard Attwood of Bredgare
Residue to ? Attwood, son of Richard Attwood of Bradgar
Witnesses: William Mayehill vicar of Bersted, John Tylden, John Genot (?) & Alys Milles
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/5/84, Probate 7 … 1489
John Wade of Tonge, will dated 22 Sep 1488
In Latin…
To Agnes Chylde (Kinswoman?) one cow & lands in Tonge
To Alice Bocher, one cow & £10 at time of marriage
Wife Cealia Wade executrice
Thomas Burgeys & Thomas Reade feoffees
Witnesses: Vicar of Tonge, Thomas Burgeis, Thomas Reade & Thomas Assherst
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/5/238, Probate 10 … 1490
John Wade of Sittingbourne, will dated 1 July 1490 In Latin…
Legacies to various “Egidies” in Tonge…
Wife Johanne Wade, executrice
William Mason of Middleton (Milton next Sittingbourne)
Messuage in the parish of Tonge called West Tonge – indenture
Land or premises in the parishes of Bakchilde (Bapchild) and Rodmersham
Margaret (?) Wade, widow of Thomas Wade of Tonge
Witnesses: Martin Hertland, Henry Trapham (?) Felicie Wynne, Johanne Bushe, Johane Pypar & Alice Wylson
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/6/119, Probate 19 Oct 1495
Henry At Wood of Mersham, will dated 5 Sep 1495
Partly in Latin…
Body to be buried in churchyard of St Lawrence of Godmersham
12d for repairs to the parish Church of Mersham
12d for repairs to the parish church of Godmersham
Wife Anne & Son Robert At Wood to be my true executors & Robert (?) Bowte Overseer
This is the last will of me Harry At Woode made the daye and yere abovesaid, Rehersed unto Hamon At Woode my brother and Richard Mounte my feoffers
First I will that anon after my decease my said feoffers shall feoffe Thomas At Woode my sonne or such persons he the said Thomas will assigne, of and in 18 acres of land called Penfold with thappurtenances late purchased of Salmond Willyams to have to him, his heires and assigneis fee and in fee simple
Also I will that my said feoffers shall delyver unto Robert At Woode my sonne my messuage at Mersham with all my landes therto perteyning in fee simple, on condition that the said Robert paye or cause to be payed yerely to his mother Anne duryng her lyffe 10 ---
I will that the said Anne have all my moveables under this condition that she content and paye all my dettes and bequests
Also I will that the said Anne my wiffe shalhave in my said messuage at Mersham a chambyr duryng her lyffe on the south part on the said messuage
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/6/337, Probate 14 Feb 1497
Robert Att Woode of Upchurch, will dated 30 Dec 1495
In Latin…
Body to be buried in the churchyard of Upchurch
3s 4d to High Altar for tithes
To wife Katherine one messuage & 4 acres of land in the parish of Upchurch under condition that she see to repairs and maintenance thereof
Brother’s son Thomas (Wood) to inherit the lands
Henry Wood to have land to farm
Wife Katherine and Henry Wood to be executors
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/17/100, Probate 10 Oct 1526
John Wood of Iwade, will dated 8 Sep 1526
My body to be buried yn the churchyard of Iwade
I bequeith to Johanne my daughter 20 Ewes of 2 yeres age & a Ewe of 3 yeres age
I bequeith to Alice my daughter 20 Ewes of 2 yeres age and a Ewe of 3 yeres age
I bequeithe to Marionne my mayde & servante a bulloke of one yere age
Also I will that my brother William have one bulloke of the same age
Also I will that John Kemmysley shalbe paid £5 10s at mydsumer next commyng
Also I will Thomas Gillott of Upchurche be paid 40s at myhelmas next commyng and to be paid 10s at Alhalow day next commyng
Also I will that if ether of my doughters dye one before an other the one of theym to be the others heires
And if they dye bothe without any issue, I will that Thomesyne my Wife their madre shalhave all the goodes aforesaid
Also I will that Robert Morley be paid 6s 8d
Also I will that therbe 5 preestes at my buriall, 5 at my monthesmynd and 5 at my twelmonthesmynd to syng masse & dirige for my soule
Also I will that all my Landes be lett to fearme to the tyme that my dettes be paid and after my dettes
be paied I will that Thomesyne my Wife shall occupie theym the terme of her life and after her decesse to remayne to the next heires
The Residue of my goodes moveable and un moveable, my dettes and bequeithes paid I give unto Thomesyne my Wiff and 6s 8d to John Morley whom I make my Executor & Executrice
Witnesses: Sir Henry Curtes, Thomas Ball, John Ham(mon), Thomas Baker, Alys Corke (?)
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/18/123, Probate 22 Aug 1528
William Wodde of Elham, will dated 25 May 1528
In Latin…
Body to be buried in the Churchyard of Blessed Mary of Elham
40s each year to Wife Alice
40s to Robert & Cecilie, Henry Salkyns children
Residue to Son Thomas Wood
Son Thomas Wood & Henry Salkin, Executors
Thomas Bele, gentilman to be Overseer
Witnesses: John Webbe, Peter Howell, John Goldfynche
Feoffees Thomas Bele, gentilman, Richard Forde, Thomas Wood, Henry Salkyn
Wife Alice inherits principal tenement and 2 acres of land to farm for the terme of her life
Son Thomas to inherit premises after the death of his mother and to sell 2 parcels of lands called Stonestrete and another called Wethersole in the parish of Elham
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/27/244, Probate 15 Sep 1552
William Atwood of Chart Sutton, Yeoman, will dated 31 Dec 1551
My body to be buried in the Churche yearde of Charte nexte Sutton Vallence
I will ther be bestowed at my buryeng to poore people for the wealth of my soule and all christen soules 26s 8d
Bequests to wife Anne – fetherbed, pewter, brasse pot etc… one haiffor bullocke nowe with calfe
20s to daughter Myldrede
20s to Agnes Orolye my daughters daughter at the daye of her mariage
20 markes sterling to daughter Marye to be payd at the daye of her mariage and if she should decease before she be maried then I will give and bequethe unto Myldred my daughter £6 13s 4d to be paid to her by my Executor
The residue of all my goodes and Cattalles not bequethed my debtes and bequethis well and truly paid and fulfilled in every thing, I give and bequeath to John my Sone whiche John my Sone I make and ordeayne to be myne Executor of this my present testament and last will
Thomas Claye to be overseer
Concerning my lands, tenements and hereditaments with appurtenances in the Countie of Kent
First I will to Anne my wif yerly £3 uppon condysion that she clayme no dower or other interest I give and bequethe to John my sone all my landes, tenements and hereditaments with all and singuler their appurtenances within the saide Countie of Kent
I will that if Johane my daughter cannot be contented to be at the fyndyng and keping of John my Sone nor will not dwell and tarye with the said John, that then I will and bequethe to the said Johane my daughter yerely during her lif 40s sterling to be paid by the said John my Sone, his heires and assignes out of the profitis of my said lands – the first payment to begynne at the next feast after that the said Johane shall so departe from the said John her brother
I give and bequethe to Mighell my Sone £100 to be paid by John my Sone, that is to say at his age of 24 yeres £33 6s 8d and at his age of 27 yeres £33 6s 8d and at his age of 30 yeres £33 6s 8d
Witnesses: Edmunde Atwood, Walter Goddyn, William a Parke with others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/77 R/3, Probate 29 May 1581
Jervace Ramsden of Biddenden, will dated 28 March 1580
My body to be buryed in ye churchyard of Biddenden
I geve unto ye poormens boxe 12d
I geve unto Agnis Ramsden my daughter £20
I geve unto my daughter Margaret Ramsden £20 to be paid to her at ye age of 18 yeares
I geve unto John Ramsden my sonne £15 to be paid him at ye age of 21 yeares
I geve unto Stephen Ramsden my sonne £15 to be paid unto him at ye age of 21 yeares
I geve unto Alis Houper my daughter £10 upon this condicion that Jozias Hoper her husband do put in sufficient surtye unto myn executors, to leave her worth in value ether in goodes or money £26 13s 4d besyd her apparrell yf she over live him, but yf Jozias Hopper do not put in sufficient bonde unto my executors as aforesayd, then I will ye £10 to her before geven shall remayne unto Margaret my wyf
I geve unto Margaret my wyf £10, all my houshould, movable goodes & cattells
I geve unto 20 poore folkes of ye parish of Biddenden 12d apece
I geve unto John Ramsden & Stephen Ramsden my sonnes all my landes & tenements equally between them in fycimple for ever, they to geve £4 yearly to their mother
William Perfyt to pay or cause to be payd unto my Executors £10 in accordyng to the wrytinge between ye sayd William Perfyt and me ye sayd Jervis Ramsden
I ordayne & make George Ramsden & Stephen Ricard my brothers myn Executors of this my testament & last will
Witnesses: John Whetcombe of Biddenden & Richard Hasenode, with others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/115 R/7, Probate 26 April 1599
Margaret Ramsden of Biddenden, Widow, will dated 10 March 1598/9
I geve to the poore of ye paryshe of Byddynden 10 shillings
I geve unto my eldest sonne John a flockbed, a flock bolster with a coveryng that was his grandfathers
I geve unto Symond Moys my sonne my lytell fetherbed, a fether bolster belongynge to the same and one pyllowe with a pyllowcote, one payre of my shettes of ye seconde sort, 3 table napkyns, the worste of my longest table clothes, one joned stoole…(and other items) I geve more unto the sayd Symond Moys my sonne fyve pounds of good & lawfull mony of England
I geve & bequeth unto Margrett Ramsden my youngest daughter, my cupborde standyng in the parlear & a flockbed & bolster with ye steddell & my best coveryng which my husband Ramsden bought… and also 40s
Other items to be equally devyded betwene John Moys, Elizabeth Moys & Margrett Ramsden
I bequeath unto Elizabeth Moyse my eldest daughter one fether bed, a bolster, 2 pillowes, a payr of blankettes… etc, my black --- cowe and also 40s
All the residue of my goods unbequeathed, my dettes & legacies truly paid, I geve unto John Moys my sonne, whom I make my sole Executor to performe this my last testament
The mark of ye testator
Witnesses: John Jynberd (?) and Stephen Igglesden
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/277 R/1, Probate 14 May 1666
George Ramsden of Biddenden, Clothier, will dated 30 March 1665
£24 to brother Thomas Ramsden of Tenterden and I doe hereby freelie forgive to him £6 which he formerlie borrowed of mee
I give unto my said brother Thomas one payre of sheets, one ioyned chest marked with G.R standing now in my lodging chamber (and other items)
I give to my brother Jervice Ramsden of Biddenden the somme of £24 of like money and I do hereby freelie forgive to the sayd Jervice Ramsden £6 which I formerly lent unto him
More I give unto the said Jervice my brother one chest now standing next the doore coming into my lodging chamber (and other tiems)
I give unto my Cousin Frances Ritch, now wife of one (blank) Ritch dwelling at or neere Pickendens Heath in the aforesaid County of Kent, £10
I give to my Cousin William Simes dwelling at or neere Coxheath £5 if hee shall bee then living
Also I give to my Cousin Stephen Simes, brother of the said William £5 of like money to bee payd him within twelve months after my death upon his demand
I give to my Cousin Phebe Ramsden, one of the daughters of my brother Stephen Ramsden deceased, and to my Cousin Margaret his other daughter, now or late wife of one Hull of Brighthemson & to either of them 50 shillings a peece
All the rest and residue of my goods… I give unto my brother John Ramsden of Biddenden, Clothier with whom I now dwell and doe hereby make, nominate & appoynt him sole executor of this my last will & testament hopeing hee will performe the same according to the true meaning heereof
Mr Thomas Curtis of Biddenden to be assistant if necessary
(Signed) George Ramsden
Witnesses: Edward Lullam, Thomas Curtis
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/366 R/2, Probate 6 May 1715
John Ramsden of Milton next Sittingbourne, Butcher, will dated 16 Nov 1714
…being Afflicted in body with the small pox, but of sound and perfect mind, memory and understanding (God be praysed for the same) and not knowing how itt may please God to deale with me in this my affliction, do make and ordaine this my last will and Testament..
And my body I committ to the Earth from whence itt came (in hopes of a ioyfull Resurrection) to be decently interred att the discretion of my loving wife Elizabeth whom I do hereby make and appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament and unto whom I give and bequeath all my goods, Cattle, Chattells and personall Estate whatsoever
(Signed) John Ramsden
Witnesses: Eliz Harrison, Rebecca Mitchell, William Back
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC32/42/400, Probate 17 Oct 1615
Arthur Doe of Hollingbourne, Yeoman, will not dated
My bodye to be buryed in the Church yarde of Hollingborne
I give to my daughter Elizabeth 5s
I give to my daughter Jone £40 to be paid her at 24 yeares of age
£40 to my daughter Ealse at 24 yeares of age
And my will is that my foresaid two daughters Jone Doe & Ealse shall have £10 apeece more paid them when they shall come to 30 yeares of age
I give and bequeath unto my sonne Nicholas Doe and to his heires for ever my house wherein I doe now dwell and one other house that I have called by the name of Haggwell house with all my landes, Edifices and buildinges belonginge unto them with thappurtenances now lyeing and beinge within the parishe of hollingborne aforesaid soe that my sonne Nicholas & his heires doe paye unto my sonne Stephen Doe sixe score pounds of good and lawfull money of England when the foresaid Stephen Doe shall come to sixe and twentye yeeres of age or within three monthes after, at Hollingborne Church porche. And from his age of 22 yeeres the said Nicholas Doe in the meane tyme shall paye unto the said Stephen Doe £10 a yeare untyll he shall accomplish his age of 26 yeeres
I make of this my last will Executors my well beloved wife Margaret Doe and my sonne Nicholas joint Executors to perform the same
Witnesses: Henry Coulter, Henry Kingesnoth, Robert Balden
(signed) Arthure Doe
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/18/20, Probate 14 March 1528/9
John Wodd of Chilham, will dated 24 Jan 1527/8
£5 to son Thomas
To daughter Alice, my best ketyll, my best coverlett & a payer of shetes
To Agnes my daughter, my best brass pott & my best shete with another payer of shetes
To Ciceley my daughter, the next brasse pott & a payer of shetes
All to be delivered at the tyme of ther marryage and yf yt plesse ther mother
The residue of my moveables unbequeth, my dettes payd & my bequeithes fulfyllyd I gyve to Agnes my wyffe whom I make myn executryce and Thomas my son and he to have for his labor a 2 yeryng haffer
I will for to have as maney masses for my Father at his decesse ot more at the discretion of myne Executors and of Thomas Payne the Eldre whom I make myne Oversear of this my last wyll and the said Thomas to have for his labor 6s 8d
I will that my Fader Clement Wodd have all the ferme of my landes in Chilham & in Wye duryng his naturall life and at his decesse I will that Thomas my sone have my hole tenement and landes in Wye in fee symple
And I will that the said Thomas shall paye to Alice his Suster 20s and to Agnes his suster also 20s and to Cicile his suster other 20s
And I will that the said Thomas my sonne shall paye unto Agnes my wife 10s every yere duryng her liffe
I will that John my sonne shall have my howse and land yn Chilham lieng yn the borowe of Dane at thage of 22 yeres and that he shalhave another pece of land that I bought of Thomas Asshely or els the money thereof whiche is dewe for to be payed at the feast of alhalow come twelvmonth
I will that Agnes my wife shalhave my house and land yn Chilham unto the said John be of lawfull age of 22 yeres
Witnesses: William Amyse the Eldre, Thomas Coke, Thomas Mexsted, George Payne, Robert Belt and Raynold Amyse, with others
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/17 A/5, Probate 14 Jan 1554/5
Edward At Wood of Lenham, will dated 6 Sep 1549
Of Royton in the parish of Lenham
My body to be buryed in the Church yard of Lenham
To Wife Johane, my twoe kene and all my Corne & haye & the one half of my houshold stuffe, and the other halfe I geve and bequeth to Wylliam at Wood my Son
6s 8d to daughter Johane
20d to daughter Anne Kennet
20d to daughter Cysselly Croke
Resydue of all my moveable goodes to Wylliam my Son whom I ordayne and make my sole Executor
To Son Wylliam Attwood, my messuage and all my landes called Burley and all other lands and tenements with thappurtenances severally standynge, lying & beyng at Royton in the parish of Lenham aforesaid under condicion that he the said Wylliam do pay or cause to be payd unto three of my other Sonnes his brothers, that is to say to George, Robert and Christopher to every of them 33s 4d of lawfull money of Ingland in manner and forme folowynge, that is to say, to George within 2 yeres next after my decesse; to Robert within 4 yeres and to Christopher within 6 yeres next after my decesse>br> Also I will the said Wylliam shall paye or cause to be payd unto John Attwood one other of my Sonnes 53s 4d, that is to say 13s 4d every yere the space of 4 yeres
I wyll that Johane my wyf shall have the use & occupying of three chambers in the North end of my sayd messuage duryng all the terme of her naturall lyf with frey goynge & comyng to the Water ther and fyer & flett at all convenyent tymes for doynge of her besynes in the hall or kitchen and also I will that the said Wylliam paye or cause to be payd unto the said Johane my Wyf yerely 3s 4d all the terme of her naturall lyf
Witnesses: Wylliam Robert Atwater Esquire, Wylliam Cheseman, Thomas Polhyll, Mr Henry Bourne and Mr Wylliam Terry
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/66 W/5, Probate 17 Oct 1614
William Wade of Hollingbourne, Yeoman, will dated 28 July 1608
I do appoint my body to bee buried in the Church yard of Hollingborne at the feete of my grandfather William Wade
I will that my sonne Valentine Wade shall at his coste and charges find my wyfe Julian meete and convenient meate, drinke, clothing, washing and other necessaries duringe all her life if she shall like thereof, but if my said wyfe shall dislike thereof I will unto her in recompense £7 yerelie during her naturall life, paiable out of all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Hollingbourne
Everye the best Chamber in my house I bequeath unto my said wife Julian to bee taken at her owne choice with free liberty, ingresse, egresse and regresse by and during her life To have and to hould the said yerely rent of £7
Allso I will that my said sonne Valentine Wade shall at his coste and charges find my sonne John Wade meete and convenient meate, drinke, bodying and washinge during all the life of the said John yf he shall like thereof, if not or yf my sonne Valentine die before my said sonne John, then I will unto my sonne John in recompense £5 yerely during all of his natural life paiable out of my messuages, landes (etc) in Hollingborne and Leedes
Allso I will and bequeath to my son Valentine Wade all my messuages, landes, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with the appurtenances in Hollingborne and Leedes aforesaid and I make my said sonne Valentine Wade sole Executor and do hereby give unto him all the landes which I houlde by lease from the deane and Chapter of Christchurche and all my goodes and Chattells not formerly given unto him in my life tyme, except such goods as I have by this my said will given unto my said wife Julian
The marke of William Wade
Witnesses: John Wattes, Robert Bates, George Denley
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/79 W/5, Probate 29 Sep 1621
Martin Wade of Hollingbourne, Yeoman, will not dated
My Bodie to be buried in the church yard of Hollingborne
I will and bequeath unto John Wade, my Brother and to his heires my house with my Barnes, stable and other appurtenances with all my landes whatsoever lying in Hollingborne or else where
I give unto Margaret Wade my mother £5 by the year during her life
I give unto my Brother Nicholas Wade £10 and also I forgive him £6 which he doth owe unto me
I give unto Mary Wade, my Sister, the wife of William Lake £10 which the same William Lake doth owe me
And I give unto Joane Wade my Sister, the wife of Thomas Brooke £10
I give unto Alce Wade my Sister, the wife of Henry Newman £10
I give to Mary Wade, the daughter of Nicholas Wade my Brother, £40 to be paid at her day of mariage or at 21
I give unto the reasidue of my Brother Nicholas Wade his children, being fower, to everie one of them 10 shillinges to be paid at the daie of ther mariage or at 21
I give to John Brooke the sonne of Thomas Brooke my Brother £5
I give unto Marye Newman, the daughter of Henry Newman my Brother £5 to be paid at daie of mariage or at 21
5s to Martin Homes my godsone
5s to Martin Musterd my godsone
5s to William Hardinge my godsone
5s to Agnes Beeching my goddaughter
I give unto Arthur Penny and his wife to eyther of them 20s
I give to Nicholas Penny and his wife to eyther of them 20s
40s to the poor of the parishe of Hollingborne to be paid at my buriall
I ordaine and appoint John Wade my Brother to be my sole Excutor and Henry Newman my Brother, Overseer
All the residue of my goods and chattells unbequeathed I will to my said Executor
(Signed) Martin Wade
Witnesses: Margaret Wade, Ellen Pennye, Joane Pennye
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/174 W/9, Probate 31 July 1622
Thomas Wood of Leeds, Yeoman, will dated 7 July 1622
My Body to be buried in the Churchyard of Leeds
The house and land wherein I now dwell shalbe sould by my Executor for the most that can begott for it and the mony to be given to my four daughters Elizabeth, An, Katherin and Jane, that is to say, to my daughter Elizabeth now maried, £60, to my daughter An £60, to my daughter Kathren £60 and to my daughter Jane £60 I give to my maide servant Ellen Vinckle in consideration of £20 that I do owe her, the overplus of the mony or £20 over and above my four daughters portions
I give and bequeath to Ellen my mayd £5 more of Lawfull English mony
I give and bequeath to my mayde Elen one bedsted over the parloure with the bed and all furniture belonging to it
I give and bequeath to Richard Wood my sonn all my land in the Ile of Thanett in the parishe of St Lawrence, all my land and houses, buildings, orchards and gardens whatsoever there that is mine to have it an injoye It when he comes to the age of 21 if he so longe live and my Executor to receave the profite of it to the bringing of him up and his sisters untill he com to Age and if it should happen my sonne Richard to dy before he com to Age then my will and mind is that his four sisters shall have the land to be equally devided amonge them
I give to the poore people of Leeds at my buriall the some of 40s to be distributed among them by the discression of the Church wardens
I ordayne and do make Charite my wife my Executor and all the rest of my goods unwilled I give to my Executor
I do ordayne my welbeloved friend Robert Easonn to be Supervisor of this my last will & testament
Witnesses: George Day, William Traye
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/183 W/17, Probate 20 March 1625/6
Margaret Wood als Atwood of Hollingbourne, Widdow, will dated 28 Dec 1625
My body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of myne Executor
I will & bequeath unto my sonne James Wood my house and land, scituate, lyinge & beinge in the parish of Lenham, commonly called or known by the name of Burley
I will & bequeath unto my daughter Thomasin, the wife of Thomas Combe a house and a little Orchard adioyning unto it, neere adioyninge unto the said house or messuage before bequeathed, beinge now in the tenure or occupation of one Robert Nash, to have and to hold unto the said Thomasin duringe her life and after her decease unto my sonne James Wood and his heires & assignes
£20 to my daughter Ann (husband Nicholas?)
One shilling to daughter Jane, wife of John Hopper
I will & bequeath unto my said daughters Ann & Thomasin & the wife of my sonne James all the rest of my wearinge apparrell to be equally devided amongst them
Son James, sole Executor
Witnesses: Stephen Fluff (?) Nicholas Wood, William Combe
Source: Mary Connaughton, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC16/51 E1, Probate 14 Feb 1569/70
Peter Elmstone of Lenham, will dated 20 July 1569
My body to be buryed in the churchyeard of Lenham
I bequeath unto Elizabeth my wyf all my movable goodes upon this condytion that she paye to everyon of my three daughters Margaret, Dorothye & Marye to everye of them £5
I gyve & bequeathe unto the said Elizabethe my wyf, my lease of the house in whiche I now dwell & ye landes therto belonging, the which Elizabeth I make to be my sole executrix & Robert Elmestone my sonne to be Supervisour
Concernyng my tenement & landes lyeing att Brooke in Lenham, the which I late purchased of John Goodwyne, my will is that Elizabeth my wyf shall have the profyttes during the terme of her naturall lyff and after her decease, Robert my sonne shall have the said tenement & lands, payeinge out of the same tenement & lands £20 wherof I wyll unto my sonne John Elmestone 40s & to my daughter Katherine, the wyf of Thomas Elyce, 40s. And the other £16 I wyll unto James my sonne
Witnesses: Mr Richard Elmestone, clerk, Mr Hendry Elmestone ye younger & others
(NB. Henry Elson (Elmestone) was sworn in as Executor, and not the Testator’s wife Elizabeth…)
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/16 E2, Probate 18 Jan 1574/5
Henry Elmstone of Charing, will dated 10 Dec 1574
My body to be buryed in the churchyard of Charinge
I will to Abraham my sonne 6 ewes whiche are alredye in his kepyng
£3 to my sonne John
40s to Henrye Elmestone, my brother Georges sonne
£10 to Anne & Marye my daughters to eyther of them
I bequeythe unto Joane my wyff all myn Instuff of howshold to her only use
All my my movable goodes without my house, as corne, cattell & all Instruments of husbandry I wyll yt shalbe equalye devided betwene the said Joane my wyf, whensoever she shall require it, and Isaac my sonne, the which Joane & Isaac I make & ordeyne to be myne executors
Touchinge all my landes & tenements situat lyeing & beinge in Charinge & Bocton Malherbe or else where within the countye of Kent
First I wyll that Joane my wyf shall have all the Issues and Profyttes during the hole terme of her naturall lyf, except of my 3 peces of land lyeing in Bocton Malherbe of the which I will that my sonne Abraham shall have the Issues & profyttes thereof for the space of 4 yeares, after which I will that my said wife Joane shall receive the said Issues & profyttes and after her decease I will all my landes & tenements unto my fower sonnes Henrye, John, Abraham & Isaac to be hadd to them & to their heyers for ever
Witnesses: Richard Elmestone, clerke, Nicholas Yonge, clerk, Hewe Hutchin
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/27 E1, Probate 30 Feb!! 1582/83
Henry Elmstone of Charing, Singleman, will dated 29 Jan 1582/83
My body to the ground to be buryed within the presinckes of ye buriall place in Charinge
40s to the pore of Charinge
I do geve unto my brother John Elmystone 20s out of that £3 that now he hath in his hands which he hath to use untyll the feast of St Michaell tharchangell next ensuing …. & ye other 40s to be dyvided betwyn James & Henry Elmystone sonnes unto my Brother Abraham Elmystone at ye feast of All Saintes
I geve and bequethe unto ye rest of my brother Abrahames children, that is to say to Richard, Isaac, Agnes, Joane & Mary to either of them 20s out of that money that is owing unto me of my Brother Robert Greenstrete
Also I do geve & bequethe unto ye children of my Brother Thomas Dober which are now lyving which he had by my syster An Broke, to eyther of them 20s to ye payement whereof 40s more besydes the £6 afore mentioned is due from my brother Robert Greenstrete to be payd at the feast of St John Baptist next ensuing
I geve & bequethe unto ye Children of Henry Greenestret & Robert Greenstrete to eyther of them 12d
Also for a remembrance of brotherlye good will to them & to my systeres ther wyves 12d a peace to bye them gloves withall
I do geve unto my syster Marye Fort & to her children Isaac Wood & Jane Wood to eyther of them 10s, that is 30s in the whole
I do geve unto my mother Joane Elmystone thre chestes with all such thinges as be within except money & writinges
I will that my Land which I have eyther by purchase or in herytance that it shall be equallye divided betwyn my Brothers John Elmystone, Abraham Elmystone & Isaac Elmystone
The rest of my goods & cattells whatsoever I do geve & bequethe unto my brother Isaac Elmystone whom I do ordeyne & make my sole executor
Witnesses: Nycholas Peniall & of me Christopher Styles, vicar of Charing (writer of the will)
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/31 E2, Probate 13 March (?) 1587
Joane Elson (Elmstone) of Charing, Widow, will dated 8 Jan 1586/7
I wyll my body, my solle once departed, to be burieyed in the churcheyarde of Charynge or elles where as it shall plese allmyghtey god to kalle me to hys marecy
I wyll that ther be bestowed at my buriyall 2 bushelles of wheate made in to breade to be geven to the pore
I will to my sonne John Ellson £5 of money that I have pade owt of hande (and various household items)
I wyll to Abraham Ellson my sonne £5 of money the which I have pade all redy (various other items) and a cheste that was Harry Ellsons beste cheste
I wyll unto my sonne Isacke Ellson 20s (and other items)
I wyll to my dawter Kattarine Grenstreet £5 and one of the chestes that was Harry Ellsons my sonne (together with other items)
I wyll to Anne Grenstret my dawter £5 of money the which is allredy pade (plus other items)
I wyll to Mary Forte my daughter £5 of money allredy pade (as well as an important number of other items)
I wyll to yonge Anne Dobar my letell chyste the whyche was Harry Ellsons
I wyll that my 3 dawters Kattarin, Anne and Mary shall have all my werenge lenen to be indeffrantly shestyde betwene them
Also I wyll more to evry onne of my chyldarines childarne 12d a pesse
The Resedewe of all my goods I wyll yt shalbe equally devided betwene John Ellson my sonne and Anne Grenstret and Katarin Grenstret and Mary Forte my daughters
I do ordayne and apoynt to be myne Executor Robarde Grenstret
Witnesses: Julyan Spensar, Peter Allarde, Crystofer Standen
Source: Mary Connaughton, Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC31/71 F1, Probate 1July 1617
Mary Fort of Charing, Widow, will dated 23 May 1617
My body to be buryed in Charing Church yard
I gyve to Mr Ely 10s to preach a sermon at my buryall
I gyve & bequeath 20s to be gyven by my Executor ye day of my buriall to twenty of poorest people of Charing
5s to Joane Knock my kinswoman
To my cosins James & Joseph Greenstreete, 10s to eyther of them
2s to Samuel Greenstreete
To my son Isaac Wood one cowe, 12 sheep & 5 lambs, my horse, my cupboord, one flock bed which is already at his own hose & my best fetherbed saving one, my best coverlet, saving one & two other coverlets, one whenst he hath already & ye other that was father Pembles… etc, etc…
I gyve to Isaac Greenstreet 10s
I gyve to Jane Tritton my daughter, 2 fetherbeds & all my linen unbequeathed, my gowne & my red petticoate & my new savegard, my saddle cloth, 2 coverlets, 4 blanketts, my bedsteddle in ye parlour, 2 pillowes & 2 bolsters & all my brass unbequeathed, all my pewter unbequeathed, my best gold ring…
I gyve to Ann Wylls my servant a fyne galland Apron
The rest of my goods whatsoever unbequeathed I gyve to Isaac Wood my sone whom I appoynt & constitute sole executor of this my last wyll & testament
Witnesses: Robert Ely & John Hart
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 7 Jan 1714/5
Stephen Weekes of Maidstone, gentleman, will dated 7 Jun 1714
wife Elizabeth
sister Margaret Clarke
Henry Stubbersfield, former servant to my father
son Daniel
son John, executor, residue
Witnesses Robt. Newman - Rob. Joy - E. Harris
Codicil dated 25 Nov 1714
Witnesses E. Harris - John Brett - mark of Robt Cockson.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 22 Aug 1839
Henry Colyer of Dartford, licenced victualler, will dated 10 Dec 1838
wife Hannah, executrix
Witnesses Alfred Russell, sol'r Dartford - Jno Robt Smith, clerk to Mr Russell.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 18 Nov 1796
Hannah Frame, late of Warlingham Surrey, now of Bromley, Kent, widow, will dated 9 Aug 1795
Charles Shorey? of Bromley, carpenter, trustee & executor
James Griffin of Battersea, Surrey, shopkeeper, trustee & executor
nephews & nieces: Sarah wife of John Lane - Richard Peacke - Thomas Peacke - Elizabeth wife of Charles Shorey - Ann wife of John Wallis - Sarah Jennings, widow - Sarah wife of James Griffin - Jane wife of John Whickman - Richard Willoughby
Witnesses Kath. Springall - Josh. Phillips - Henry Blundell
Codicil dated 29 Aug 1796
nephew Thomas Peak now deceased, legacy to his children
Witnesses Robt M Smith - Samuel Veniss - James Longhurst.
Hannah Peake baptised 26 Feb 1726/7 Warlingham, Surrey, married Thomas Frame 8 Jan 1757
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 12 Mar 1657
Tho. Walter the elder of Fawkherne [Fawkham], yeoman, will dated 17 Sep 1646
poor of Fawkherne
sister Dennice lately wife of Thomas Clerke
sister Allice now wife of Edward Baker
loving wife Dorothy
brother Richard Walter, executor
Thomas son of my brother Richard
Thomas Clerke, Richard Clerke, Thomas Carrier, Marriam Clerke & Marriam Fowler, my sisters' children
Witnesses John Rawling - Wm Fenn - Robt Johnson his mark.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Jun 1630
Dorcas Walter of Fawkham, widow, will dated 5 May 1630
to be buried in Chancell of Fawkham Church near my husband John Walter, Esq.
poor of Fawkham, Hartley, Ashe, Kingsdown, Horton Kirby, Darenth, Dartford & Old Windsor in Berks
nephew James Rudstone <21, (son of sister Sara Grubb)
godson John Hewson
Dorcas Averell, Jane Daye, Anne Minge, Dorcas Stacy
servant William Browne
6 Ministers - Mr Healie of Fawkham, Mr Hutchenson of Hartley, Mr Homstead at Dartford, Mr Humfrey of Old Windsor, and ministers at Horton Kirby and Darenth
Mary Champney & Dorcas Cary, goddaughters
Widow Carrier of Kingsdown
Widow Boghurst of Horton
Widow Allin of Darenth
Widow Hasellwood of Dartford
sisters Mrs Elizabeth Meredith and Mrs Sara Grubb
sisters in law Dorothie Smith, Mrs Anne Baker and Mrs Anne Walter
Widow Huckett & Rose Feilder of Fawkham
2 Widows Overies of Hartley
Widow Comfort & Richard Whiffin's wife of Ashe
maid Jane Jarman
sister's maid Katherine Castle
Katherine wife of John Jessopp of Gravesend
brothers in law Mr William Baker and Mr Michaell Smith
cosen John Walter
nephews Richard and John Meredith, John Michell, Humfrye Michell, Robert Rudstone, Humfrey Meredith
furniture at nephew Edmond Meredith's house in London
Sir Henrie Clovell, Knight
Elizabeth daughter of nephew Edmond Meredith
Mrs Dorothie Smith's sister Maxfeild's furnishings
Roger Kitle
cosen Thomas Walter
servants Thomas Cunam, John Fuller
John Pinson my late husband's godson <21
Mr Thomas Rogers of Dartford and his wife
Mr William Hewson
good friend Thomas Freshwater Esq. and his wife
Executors: sister Mrs Elizabeth Meredith and her son Richard Meredith
Overseers: Mr Thomas Rogers & Mr William Hewson
Witnesses: William Siske? John Barkman his marke William Browne
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Jun 1611 to Ellen
Richard Halthrop of Ightham, nuncupative will undated
wife Ellen
daughter Elizabeth <21
kinsmen Richard Halthrop, Mathewe Halthrop & John Halthrop
Witnesses Thomas Allen - Elizabeth Allen - John Halthrop the testator's brother.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Jun 1630
William Masters of Seale, will dated 4 Dec 1628
wife Alice
son Richard
eldest son Samuell, executor
property at Seal and Kemsing, land at Willmotts Hill
Witnesses John Theobald - John Munkester - John Evans.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 14 Jan 1625/6
John Walter of Fawkham, Esquire, will dated 23 Apr 1623
poor of Fawkham, Ashe, Hartley (very detailed)
dear and loving wife Dorcas, executrix
3 sisters Joan Maxfeild, An Baker and Dorothie Smith
servant William Browne
Sisters in law Mistris Elizabeth Meredith and Mistris Sara Grobb
godson John Michell son of my deceased brother in law Samuell Michell Esq.
Robert Walter, Thomas Walter, Francis Walter, Maxfeild Walter and Isaac Walter my brother Robert Walter's sons
property at Hartley, Fawkham, Ashe, Horton Kirbie, Farningham
tenants Robert Beverlie the elder of Fawkham, Thomas Rosin at Garlands, Farningham
godson John Walter, my brother Robert's son (all real estate after death of his wife)
Anne Walter and Alles Rigesbee, Dorothie Walter and Rebecca Walter, daughters of brother Robert Walter
Dorcas Baker, Jane Baker, Anne Baker and Elizabeth Baker my brother in law Mr William Baker's daughters
Overseers - brother in law Francis Michaell Esq. William Hewson gent. and Michaell Smithe gent my brother in law
Witnesses - Willis Helie Minister John Werye William Browne William Adgor.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 4 May 1597
Thomas Kettle of Darenth, yeoman, will dated 28 Mar 1597
to be buried at darenth, north side of church near my father
servants Henry Curtis & Henry Denman
Alice Crampon
daughter Mary Kettle
Humfrey Crampon & his wife Johanne of Darenth
son John, executor
wife Issabell, executrix
John son of John Kettle my natural brother
Overseers - loving brothers John and Robert
Witnesses - Roger Kettell & me William Knowles the writer, Guliel? Baker teste.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11 Jun 1652
Robert Kettle of Darenth, singleman, died Dec 1651
father Robert Kettle
Witnesses Henry Munn & John Miller.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 May 1633
Michaell Smith of Fawkham, gentleman, will dated 1 Apr 1633
I have an annuity of £24/year out of lands of Francis Cheany of Chesham Boyes, Bucks. esq. in Kings Langley, Herts dated 18 Aug 4Chas (1628)
loving wife Dorothie, executrix
estate in Munks Risbrowe, Bucks occupied by my brother Edmond Smith, gentleman
Francis, Edmond & Symond, <21 sons of my brother Edmond
Dorothie & Rebecca, <21 daughters of my brother Edmond
4 sons of my late brother Francis Smith - Francis, Daniell, John & Obadia
my godson Michael, son of my brother Francis
sons of my brother in law William Pratt - Richard, William, Henry, Francis, Samuel & John
Dorothie Pratt their sister <21
Richard Wyeth, eldest son of my late sister Dorothie Wyeth
& his brothers Francis, John, William and my godson Michael, and sisters Elizabeth, Dorothie & Rebecca Wyeth, all <21 my sister Rebecca Pratt
John Smith <21, son of John my kinsman
Michael Smith <21, son of William my godson
Overseers - brother Edmond Smith, nephew John Walter & loving friend William Heuson, gentleman
Witnesses Willis Helie, William Browne, William Smith his mark.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Jun 1781
Thomas Charlton of West Farleigh, yeoman, will dated 17 Mar 1780
wife Susannah, executrix
children:
John Charlton
Mary wife of Lawrence Foster of Yalding, yeoman
Cornelius Charlton
Susannah wife of Musgrove Tomkin of Boughton Monchelsea, yeoman
Nathaniel Charlton, William Charlton & Edward Charlton
Thomas Turner of Hunton, gent., trustee & executor
Stephen Amhurst of West Farleigh, gent., trustee & executor
granddaughter Susanna Charlton, <21 daughter of son Thomas lately deceased
Witnesses Wm Jones of Loose, farmer - J. Miller of West Farleigh, shopkeeper - Geo. Burr, clerk to Mr Punnett Att'y at Law, Maidstone
Codicil dated 27 May 1781
Richard Duppa of Hollingbourne, Esq.
tenant William Jarrett
leases to son Edward
Witnesses J. Miller - Geo. Burr.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 28 Nov 1638
Thomas Norwood of St Michael Harbledown, clerk, will dated 5 May 1637
poor of St Mildred's Canterbury & French congregation
brother Adam Norwood
sisters unnamed
3 daughters Mary, Rebeccah & Isabell <21
wife Isabell, executrix
property at Westbee, Kent, given in will of my brother George
property at Bilsington & Newchurch (from brother William deceased) & Romney Marsh
will of father Alexander Norwood of St Thomas Norton, Kent
lands in Minster & St John, Isle of Thanet
witnesses Susan Idey mark - Elizabeth Page mark.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Oct 1691
Francis Norwood of Cranbrook, miller, will dated 29 aug 1691
loving wife Sarah
Mr Rogers
house and mill called the Saftie? Mill
daughters Margaritt & Martha
son Francis, executor
residue shared between all my children
witnesses Alexander Norwood - Lawrence Aveley - mk of William Ross - Tho. Warren.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 10 Nov 1693
Thomas Barton of Rochester, mariner in HM Navy, will dated 4 Dec 1691
Mathew Stafford at the Hermitage, Mdx, mariner - attorney & executor
witnesses Henry Fillingham - Vincent Skegues.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 21 Oct 1679
Joane wife of Thomas Barton of Milton alias Middleton, will dated 4 May 1678
Elizabeth daughter of John Tunnard? of Sittingbourne, cordwainer, <21
Joane Scott of Ospringe, spinster
Edward Piggott, Citizen & Grocer of London, executor
Edward Garland of Milton, grocer, executor
daughter Mary wife of Thomas Reader
grandchildren Thomas & Sarah Reader <21
Dorothy Henman of Ospringe, widow
witnesses Thomas Kitchell - mk of Elizabeth Mowting - James Mowting.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 1 Mar 1670/1
Richard Stace of Newington (next Sittingbourne), will dated 3 Sep 1669
poor of Newington
wife Elizabeth
Richard Davies my wife's kinsman, son of John Davies, <21
Richard and John Stace, <21 sons of Christopher
Jane wife of Daniell Faramore?
Susanne Luckhurst, daughter of Paul Luckhurst
property in Newington, Upchurch, Rainham, & Halstow:
to John Stace, Citizen of London, son of my late brother John deceased, executor
witnesses Thomas Boorne - James Boorne.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 27 Jan 1587/8
John Furminger of Alhallows, Hoo, will dated 30 Nov 1587
son Andrew, executor
sons George, Davie, Thomas & Edward, all <21
wife Joane, expecting a child
William Cowlsey? <21
Elizabeth Kent
Edward Danne & George Danne, overseers
Land called Kippes Land Potkins Croft & Bakers Meade in Tunbridge
Land in Leigh & Tunbridge called Griddalls & Hobbes Misalls lately purchased of William Ware
Tenement called Lucies in Tunbridge with 46 acres of land
Tenement in Minster, Sheppey called Powers
Land in Leigh & Tunbridge called Pitcherst & Dewe Meade
7 acres of land in Tunbridge called Mardens
witnesses Edward Danne - Richard Andrew - Raffe Davie - Thomas Bull - Richard Weaver clerk.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 8 Jun 1583
David Firminger of Fevsham (Faversham), will dated 1 Apr 1582
wife Jane
Uncle David Willard oweth me £100, bill dated 25 Mar 1580
Joane Firminger, eldest daughter of my brother Richard late of Lytle Pecham
Margaret Firminger, daughter of my brother Richard
David son of Thomas Firminger of Fev'sham (my lute and case and all printed books)
brother John of Minster in Sheppey, executor
friends my cosen John Willard of Grayes June?, gent., Edward Lewkner my wife's uncle, gent. & my cosen Thomas Firminger of Feversham, overseers
my mother in law Mary Firminger, widow of our late father Andrew Firminger, deceased of Tunbridge
property in Minster occupied by William Hills, yeoman purchased from heirs of Sir Henry Cheyney, Knight, Lord Cheyney of Tyddington
property in Chiddingstone occupied by Henry Wells
John son of my brother Richard
witnesses Thomas Berming - Richard Tyllman - John Mustard
Openly read on 27 Aug
witnesses Gerso. Whethenhall - Thomas Simpson, goldsmith - Thomas Mayre's mark.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 2 May 1608
George Firminger of Tonbridge, yeoman, will dated 31 Dec 1607
Mr Stockwood
godson Andrew second son of my brother Andrew
sister Sibell Firminger
brother Thomas
John (eldest son), Thomas (youngest son) & Marie, children of brother Andrew
servants Thomas Goodwine & Henry Dane
maid servant Joane Welles
daughter Marie Firminger <18
wife Marie, executrix
brother Andrew, overseer
Mother in law Turner
father in law Thomas Turner, overseer
lands in Tonbridge & Leigh, details of entail
mark of Georg Firminger
witnesses Nycholas Hooper writer hereof - Mathew Parker - Andrewe Firminger.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 29 Dec 1707
Andrew Firminger of Eaton Bridge, will dated 10 Apr 1707
eldest son Nicholas
property at Worth, Sussex occupied by Browne, lately purchased of John Howlman of Ardingly
Andrew, Elizabeth & Josiah, <21 children of my son Nicholas
son Andrew
Mary Firminger <22 daughter of Andrew
son Thomas & son John (executor)
Mary, Sarah & Anne <21 daughters of son John
house at eaton Bridge called the Griphen with malthouse, stables etc.
messuage at Linkfeild, Surrey occupied by John Bennett
house lately purchased of John Faulkner in Chiddingstone
Mr William Saxpe of Eaton Bridge, overseer
witnesses Wills Benge - Edward Crittenden - Margaret Cole her mark.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 23 Apr 1578
Andrew Firminger of Tonbridge, yeoman, will dated 8 Mar 1577/8
wife Mary
(details of items in his Mansion House)
servant Margaret Ewredge
son David, executor
friends Raff Dubble & John Miller, overseers
property in Minster, Isle of Sheppey purchased from William Reader, gent. & Thomas Carden, yeoman, in tenure of Richard Reynes
land in Minster purchased from Robert Buckmere of Bermyng
property in Minster purchased from RH Henry Cheyney, Knight Lord Cheyney
indenture dated 31 Oct 19Eliz [1577] between Lord Cheyney of Toddingford, Bedf. & me
property in Tonbridge & Leigh called Lorkyns Quinetts? & Woodkitts occupied by Reignold Carryer, wever
tenant Reignold Underdowne, taylor at Tonbridge
property at Chiddingstone occupied by Henry Wells, taylor
annuity of £10/year out of lands of Robert Lambe of Wouldham, gent. deceased being in Hollingbourne & Leedes
Robert son of said Robert Lambe
Ciceley Firminger late wife of Richard my deceased son
property at Yalding purchased from executors of Thomas Browne, yeoman deceased
Andrew & John, Margaret & Joane Firminger, children of said Richard Firminger deceased
son John - property called Mardens in Tonbridge, Pitchers & Dewe in Tonbridge and Leigh
William Couchman
witnesses John Myller of Tonbridge, Thomas Quittenton, Reignold Derdowne, John Carpenter thelder, Raffe Dubble, Nicholas Hoop.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 2 Nov 1586
Marie Firminger of Maidstone, widow, will dated 1 Sep 1586
poor of Maidstone
daughter Mercy wife of James Tyndley of Maidstone
Mr Mapsden
godson Cornelius son of James Tyndley, <14
unnamed daughter <21, Mary <12 & Mildred <12, daughters of said James Tyndley
Andrew son of John Firminger of Alhallows
Mrs? Austen
Ralph Austen
son Laurence Courthopp, executor
son John Courthopp, overseer
witnesses Robert Tynley & Ralph Astin.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 25 Jun 1604 to Robert Everist
Simon Everist of Chiddingstone, yeoman, nuncupative will undated
wife Margery
Thomas Wells' widow
brother Robert
William Wallis of Chiddingstone
Skinner's son of Leigh
Somner of Penshurst
John Humfrey & Rapkyne of Chiddingstone
John Wells of Lingfeild
Robert Streatfeild
James Porter
sister Alice Hantnopp 10s in hands of Bartholomew Moare? of Chiddingstone
witnesses John Wells, Moises Turner & others.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 13 Feb 1578/9
Thomas Lovelace of Kingsdown next Farningham, Esq., will dated 17 Sep 1577
my wife's late father Sir Richard Clement, Knight
poor of Kingsdown, Farningham & Maplescompe
late father John Lovelace's will
sister Alice
dwelling house called Heaver in Kingsdown
son Leonard, executor
servant Thomasyn Adamson
brothers Edward & William
sisters Birde, Mowula?
daughter Moning?
godson William Moning
nephews Robert Lovelace & Thomas Wombwell
wife Elizabeth
brother Raffe Bossevile, Esq., supervisor & overseer
son Edward Moning, Esq., supervisor & overseer
brother Launcelott Lovelace, gent., supervisor & overseer
William Lovelace late Sarjant? at the Law
Robert Richers, Esq. & Thomas Harman, Esq.
property at Maplescompe, Farningham, Shoreham, Seal & Eynsford
tenants John Dulinge, Philip Chapman
Sir Henry Sydney of Right Honerable Order of the Garter Knight & Deputy of Ireland
John Leonard
property in Ash & Hartley occupied by Thomas Comporte
tenant Thomas Grenewell at Ash
sons Richard & Thomas
property in Kingsdown, Farningham, Fawkham, Eynsford, Horton, Seal & Kemsing
vowsion of parsonage of Leybourne
William Clearke Esq. & Richard Clearke, gent.
Sibile Edwardes my wife's niece
no witnesses.
Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 26 Jul 1577
Robert Taylor of Ridley, yeoman, will dated 10 Jan 1576/7
servant Elizabeth Colgate <20
godson Robert Lorriman son of John <20
nephew John Lorriman
servants Christopher Staple, Walter Ridgfale, Clipton, Joane Lisney and Margaret Bennett
Agnes daughter of my brother William
Margaret wife of William Otterfold for relief of her & her poor children
John Launce of Ashe
wife Johane, executrix
Thomas Comfort of Ashe, overseer
witnesses Thomas Maxfeild, parson - Thomas Comfort & others.

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