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Will of William Leedes

of Tenterden, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/35/65/127
Submitted by Everett Leeds
Memorandum that William Leedes of Tenterden in the County of Kent clothier the 20th day of December 1583 26 Queen Elizabeth on then being in good health and perfect memory did make his will nuncupative (ie ‘spoken to someone else’) in manner and form following

First the said William did give unto Stephen Leedes his son the sum of forty pounds of lawful English money of England.
Item he did give unto Margaret Leedes his daughter the sum of thirty pounds of good and lawful money of England.
Item he did give unto Christopher Leedes his son the sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto him at his age 24 years

and he also willed that Phillip Little should have the use and occupation of the said £20 until the said Christopher his son shall accomplish his age aforesaid.

The residue of all & singular his moveable goods and chattels not bequeathed his debts legacies and funeral expenses contented & paid he did give and bequeath unto Rabedge his wife
The which said Rabedge he did make ordain & constitute his sole executrix of this his testament and last will.

Witnessed hereunto Thomas Stace & Phillip Littel

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