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Will of Odiane Leedes

of Cranbrook, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/52/f114
Submitted by Everett Leeds
In the name of God Amen I Odiane Leedes of the parish of Cranbrook in the County of Kent widow of Walter Leedes of Benenden deceased in the County of Kent above being in perfect health and memory do make and appoint my last will and testament in manner and form following
Item I bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it me and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Cranbrook.

Item I give and bequeath to my son in law James Houlden ten pounds that Richard Leedes is bound to pay me at midsummer day next by his bond.

Item also I give unto the said James Houlden two joined bedsteads two joined chests with three canvas sheets one fine hollan sheet 3 pillowcoats a table cloth one flocked with a boarded one covering and a blanket and bolster all with the bedsteads chest bedding and linen standeth in the house wherein the said Richard Leedes now dwelleth in called Corthoppes.

Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Leedes and Christopher Leedes my sons ten pounds that is owing me by my son Richard Leedes to be paid me by his bond at our Lady Day being the feast of our blessed Lady Mary in anno a thousand six hundred and two to be equally divided between the said Thomas and Christopher my sons.

Item also I give and bequeath to Richard Leedes my son one joined table and kneadtrofe a bunting hutch a buckinge tubb and also twelve pounds of lawful money to be paid the said Richard Leedes by my executor within six weeks after my decease.

Item I give unto Thomas Leedes the son of my son Thomas Leedes one joined chest.

Item I do make ordain constitute and appoint to be my true and lawful executor Thomas Leedes my son and James Houlden my son in law my lawful executors to this my last will and testament to see this will and testament lawfully fulfilled and performed dividing equally between them all my other goods chattels moveables debt or debts and bequests whatsoever

and in witness of the truth I the said Odiane Leedes have caused this my last will and testament to be made and have thereunto set my hand and seal the twelth day of March in the forty and three years of the reign of our sovereign lady Elizabeth by Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland defender. Signatum Odiane Leedes signed and delivered in the presence of
James Kinge and Radcliffe scriptor.

Proved: 5th May 1601


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