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Will of Martha Leedes

of Halden, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/47/356
Submitted by Everett Leeds
In the name of God Amen the seventh day of September in the one and thirtieth year of the reign of our sovereign lady Elizabeth (Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the Faith
I Martha Leedes of Halden in the County of Kent widow being inn perfect mind and in good remembrance thanks be unto God therefore do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I commend my soul unto all mighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Halden aforesaid

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


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