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Will of Leonard Fydge

of Faversham, Kent


Source: ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF CANTERBURY VOL 43 FOLIO 17, 1578
Transcribed by FRED VICKERSON
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the tenth daye of Januarye in the yeare of our lord god a thouesand fyve hundred seavantye and seaven I Leonard Fydge of the towne of Feversham in the Countye of Kent Tanner being syck of bodye and of perfectt remembrance thanks be gyven to all mightye god do make and ordeyne this my last wyll and testament in manner and forme followynge, fyrst I comende my Sowle in to ye handes of thalmightye of whome it had his beinge, havyinge my full truste and affyance in his mercye and thorough the deuty of his sonne Jesus Chryst and the fusyan of his most pcyous bluill to be saved and nombred amongst the electe, And my bodye to be buryed in the church yarde of Faversham

Item I bequethe to John Seath three sylver spones that was his fathers
Item I gyve to Thomas Seath three others of the same
Item I gyve to Thomas Russell the sonne of Edward Russell a sylver salte guylted
Item I gyve unto John Russell the sonne of Edward Russell syxe smale sylver spones
Item I gyve to Joanne Russell his syster three sylvar spones syxe pewter dysses and syxe platters and fyve payer of shetes
Item I gyve to Agnes Russell her syster syxe platters and fyve pewter dysshes and syxe siwfers and fyve payer of shetes
Item I gyve to Myldred Russell her syster syxe platters syxe dysshes and syxe sawsers all of pewter and fyve payer of shetes
Item I gyve to my brother Wyllyum Crypps of Sandwich tenne shillinges And to his wyfe fyve shillynges
Item I gyve to Thomas Cryces of Sandwich tenne shillinges, And to his wyef fyve shillinges
Item I gyve to my syster Crypes wydowe of Sandwich tenne shillinges
I gyve to my bocher Stone hys wyef one olde ryall, And to hym selfe fyve shillinges
Item I gyve to Wyllyam Stevens of Faversham an Edward peace of fyve shillinges and to his wyef one other
Item I gyve to John Deacon and to his wyef fyve shillinges a peece
Item I gyve to Wyllyam Borwashe and to his wyef fyve shillinges a peece
Item I gyve to Thomas Pease and his wyef fyve shillinges a pece
Item I gyve to John Longlye fyve shillinges and to his wyef fyve shillinges
Item I gyve to Wyllyam Rockrey my clack satten dublett piwket
I gyve mr Elfrythe our vycar my second cloke
Item I gyve to my cosen Robert Elfrythe my thyrde cloake
Item I gyve to my brother Edward Stephens my cloth gascons layde with velvett, and my black yeldynge
Item I gyve to Freman Stephens twentye shillings, And to Rychard Stevens his brother, twentye shillinges
Item I gyve to my brother Wylliam Fydge twentye poundes
And to my brother Rychard Fydge twenty poundes, my groglyne breches and my groglyne dublett
Item I gyve to my brother Austen Fydge twenty poundes
Item I forgyve to Thomas Borwashe bocher of Sandwich tenne poundes of the nyneteene poundes thyrtene shillinges ower pence he owethe me
Item I gyve to John Fydge sonne to my brother Wyllyam Fydge fyve poundes
Item I gyve to all my servantes now dwellyinge with me 3 s 4 d the pece

Item I gyve to Joanne my wyfe my house wherein I now dwell with all the faniltye therto belongynge that is to saye tonnes, sestornes, myll, coulles, rynges and beames durying her lyef naturall, lenvynge it as good as it now is doinge reparatyons to the howse, that is to saye keape yt wynde tithe and water tythe And payenge the lorde rente condycyonellye that she the sayd Joane shall enter into bonde to the sayd Wyllyam, Rychard and Augustyne Fydge my brothers in a bonde of two hundreth poundes to paye unto John Deward one hundrethe poundes which is in full payment of two hundreth and tenne poundes for the howse I boughte of hym wherein I now dwell, The reste of my goodes not bequethed I gyve to Joane my wyef whom I make my sole executrix of this my last wyll and testament and gardian of my wyves children, And my overseers John Deward and William Rockrey and to either of them 6 s 8 d for their paynes

Thys ys the last wyll of me the sayde Leonard Fydge towchynge my landes and tenementes scytuate lyeinge beinge within the towne and libertye of Faversham in the county of kente aforesayd
Item I gyve the howse wherein I now dwelle scytuate lyenge and beinge in tanner streate to Wyllyam, Rychard and Austen Fydge my three brothers after the deathe of Joane my wyef And to ther heyres of their bodyes lawfullye begotten for ever with the faniltye as is afore expressed
Item I gyve to my brother Austen Fydge my two tenementes scytuate lyeinge and beinge in the Abby Streate in Faversham and to his heyres of hys bodye lawfullye begotten for ever
Item I gyve to Rychard Fydge my two shoppes scytuate lyeinge and beinge in the parishe of Mylton near Syttyngbourn which stande in the markett place there to him and to hys heyres of hys bodye lawfullye begotten for ever, wyttnes at the makinge hereof
Wyllyam Rockrey Marke Elfryth by me Robert Elfryth Edward Stephens

Probate granted 5 July 1578

[Leonard Fydge was buried in Milton next Sittingbourne 6 Feb. 1577/78]


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