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Will of William Hartnopp

of Brenchley, Kent


Source: Rochester Consistory Court Vol.17 f.249 LDS film #0188794, 1587
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the Name of God Amen the xvii th daie of Maye in the yeare of our Lord God one thousande five hundred Eightie Seaven I William Hartropp of the parishe of Brenchley in the diocese of Rochester beinge sicke of bodie but whole of mynde doe make this my laste will and Testament in manner and forme followinge
First I bequeathe my Sowle to Allmightie God my maker and Redeemer and my bodie to be buried in the Churchyarde of Brenchley Afforesaid
Item I geve and bequeathe to the poore people of the parishe of Brenchley o- iiii d

Item I geve and bequeathe to John Hartnopp my Sonne fower powndes and xx s I owe him of good and lawfull monie of Englande to be paide to the said John within one yeare after my decease soe that the said John doe continewe With his mother untill one moneth after Michaellmas nexte and to plowghe her lande and to doe her other busines for her

Item I geve and bequeathe unto Rob'te Hartnopp my sonne Tenne shillinges to be unto him at his age of one and twentie yeares

Item I geve and bequeathe unto Margarett Hartnopp my daughter xx s to be paid unto her thinin one yeare nexte after my decease

It'm I geve and bequeathe unto Marie my daughter xx s to be paide to her within one yeare nexte after my decease

It'm I geve and bequeathe unto everie of my other children and to the childe which my wyfe goethe withall to everie of them twentie shillings apeece to be paide to them at theire severall ages of one and twentie yeares

All the residewe of my goodes and Cattles moveables and unmoveables my debtes and Legacies beinge paide I geve and bequeathe unto Elizabeth my wyfe whome I ordaine and make my sole Executrix of this my last will and Testamente Theis beinge witnesse by me
Mathewe Silliarde (or Gilliarde?) John Alchorne


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