Item I bequeath to the poor men’s box of the parish of Halden aforesaid three pounds
Item I bequeath unto twenty poor maidens born or to be born within the said Parish of Halden aforesaid twenty nobles whereof I will to every of them six shillings eight pence to be paid at the day of their marrying whereof I will Joan Milton? to be one to be paid within one month after my decease.
Item I bequeath unto Edward my sisters son one flock bed one bolster and one coverlet
Item I bequeath unto Elizabeth my sister’s daughter one flock bed one bolster one blanket and one pair of sheets
and if either the said Edward and Elizabeth be now deceased that then the foresaid goods remain unto their children
Item I bequeath unto either of the said Edward and Elizabeth two platters two pewter dishes two saucers candlestick and one kettle to be given in form aforesaid
Item I bequeath in ready money unto either of the said Edward and Elizabeth three shillings four pence to be given in form aforesaid
Item I bequeath unto one of……………………………………………… pewter plates.
Item I bequeath unto Elizabeth Holland one pair of sheets and three shillings and four pence in money
Item I bequeath unto four of George Holland’s children which he had by Elizabeth Baker each of them one pewter plate
Item I bequeath unto Joan Stephen and Thomas Tebold children of my daughter Anne Tebold one dozen of pewter equally to be divided amongst them
Item I bequeath unto either of the said Joan Stephen and Thomas Tebold one ………and one chest of the best
I bequeath unto the said Joan One pair of irons to bake cakes in
Item I bequeath unto Anne Tebold my Daughter seven pounds and ten shillings to be paid within half a year after my decease.
Item I bequeath unto Francis Cornwall my son seven pounds and ten shillings to be paid likewise within half a year of my decease
Item Ibequeath unto Joan Milton my sevant my second best ca..
Item I Bequeath unto John Wingham’s his wife one coarse sheet and one old petticoat
The rest of my goods and chattels not bequeathed my debts legacies and funeral expenses being satisfied and paid I give and bequeath to Francis Cornwall my son
and Ann Tebold my daughter equally to be divided between them
and I would there should not be controversy arise about the division thereof I will the said goods and chattels not bequeathed to be divided by Robert Tonlor and Jermyn Sharlock
and if That either of them refuse to stand to the decision that they shall make that then I will that he or she surviving have the benefit of my present will and testament before written to the contrary notwithstanding
and I do ordain and make the foresaid Jeremy Shawlocke to be my sole executor and I give unto him for his pains over & above such charges & expenses as he shall be at ……… to the execution of this my will and testament twenty shillings shillings
witnessed at the making and reading hereof Stephen Crott - Edward Anthony Tuttesham Edward Swane John Hopkyne
Probatum(all in Latin) ....1589
Will of Martha Leedes