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Will of William Leeds

of Frittenden, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC 17/43/f 106
Submitted by Everett Leeds
In the name of God Amen the 12th day of June in the year of our Lord God a thousand five hundrend seventyeight
I William Leeds of the parish of Frittenden in the county of Kent being sick in body & of a perfect remembrance thanks be to Almighty God for it do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & for following.
First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my redeemer & saviour & my body to the earth where it shall please God.

Also I bequeath unto John Leeds my son twenty pounds in pence and pennyworth to be paid within two years after my decease.
Also I will to William my son 5 in pence and pennyworth to be paid within two years after my decease.
Item I will to Abraham my son five pounds of good & lawful money of England to be paid within three years after my decease.
Also I will to Richard my son nine pounds in pence & pennyworth to be paid within four years after my decease.
Also I will to Edward my son in pence & pennyworth 5 to be payd when he cometh to the age of 24.

Also I will to Roger Claygate one lamb.
Also I will to William Claygate my godson one lamb.

All the residue of my goods I will and bequeath to Joane my wyf whom I do ordain and make my sole executrix to pay my debts and legacies of this my will in manner and form specified.

Also I will to the poor mens box 12d.
Witness to this my last wyll
John Pett, Andrew Hannon and William Claygate


William Leede of Frittenden 1578 PRC/10/9/739 108

The inventory of all the Goods of William Leede of Frittenden deceased presented by John Pet Andrew Thomas Water William Iagate

Imprimis his apparell
Item his purse an & girdle
Item in the hall two tables two forms two cupboards & a chest
Item in the parlour one flock bed one coverlet one blanket one bolster two pillows & one bedstead
Item two chests two forms three joined stools & one table
Item in the chamber on the hall two flock beds  two bolsters two pillows two coverlets one blanket two hangings two chests and one old table
Item in the next chamber one bed one bolster one coverlet one blanket one hanging one bedstead one table one form and two chests
Item in the chamber on the kitchen oat malt one great seam two bacon flitches one table two trestles one bunting hutch two quarters of wool
Item in one other chamber on the hall two beds two bolsters two coverlets two blankets with the bedsteads
Item in a lower chamber one salt stock three shelves one churn with milk bowls ten crocks
Item in a lower chamber on the hall Two beds, kneading trough one bunting hutch two tredles one pair of stockules and one pair of hand caules
Item in one other chamber barrel tubs below the shelves with all other vessels of wood.
Item in the bakehouse one cheese press two tin cups.
Item in the kitchen two hangers three twenty two brandirons two spits one frying pan a gridiron a dripping pan a pair of pot
hooks a fire rake a table two trestles with 3 shelves
Item one seam of wheat
Item in brass and pewter & lattern
Item in all manner of linen
Item in butter and cheese
Item eight working oxen and steers
Item twelve kine and heifers
Item three .... beasts
Item wheat growing on the ground
Item oats growing on the ground
Item in hay
Item in hog and poultry
Item in ... ploughs harrows & other
implements belonging to ...
Item for all things forgotten and out of sight

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