Item I give unto my three godchildren Lawrence Wyllard Anthony Welles and Agnes Girdler to
either of them 3/4d a year and to all the rest of my godchildren 2/- a year to be paid by mine
executors within one year next after my decease.
Item I give Margery Day 2/-
all the rest of my moveable goods whatsoever my debts and legacies
paid and my funeral duties discharged I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabethís three sons
George Goldinge Richard Goldinge and Steven Goldinge which three I make the only executors of
this my last will and testament
and my will and mind is that these mine executors before they intermeddle with my lands and goods shall enter into sufficient bonds either to each other to perform my mind and meaning herein contained which if any one of them shall refuse to do my will and mind is that he or they so refusing shall have no portion or part either in my lands or goods.
Item I give to my two sisters Dorothy Basden and Thomasin Girdler to either of them 6s/8d a year.
This is the last will and testament of me the said Steven Leedes made and declared the day and year above written touching all my lands and tenements in the parish of Benenden in the county of Kent
Item I give and bequeath all that my messuage or tenement and all the lands and woods thereunto
belonging now in occupation of Robert Sharpye and also all those my lands and woods lying in the
west end of Benenden and now in the occupation of Robert Burre all which aforesaid messuage and
all the lands aforementioned with all singulars appurtanances I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid
Elizabethís three sons George Goldinge Richard Goldinge and Steven Goldinge and to their heirs in
fee simple for ever
on this condition that they the said George Richard and Steven or their heirs executors administrators or assigns or some of them shall well and truly content and pay unto the four children of Henry Goldinge their brother deceased four score pounds of lawful money of England which by this my last will I give and bequeath unto them that is to say
George Goldinge and to Henry Goldinge sons of the deceased Henry to either of them thirty pounds a year to be paid unto them by mine executor when as the shall come to their several ages of one and twenty years and my will and mind is that either of them depart this life before they come to their several ages of one and twenty years then the survivor shall receive and enjoy his deceased brotherís part.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Goldinge and Agnes Goldinge daughters of the aforesaid deceased Henry to either of them ten pounds a year of lawful money of England to be paid by mine executors when as they shall come to their several ages of eighteen years and if either the said Elizabeth or Agnes do depart this life before they come to the age aforesaid then my will and mind is that the survivor shall receive and enjoy the deceasedís part.
Item I give and bequeath unto Agnes Allin my kinswoman forty shillings a year of lawful money of
England quarterly to be paid by even and equal portions during the natural life of the said Agnes and
no longer. Steven Leedes his mark
Present at the sealing hereof Richard Anstey - John Sharpe
Proved: 10th March 1617
Will of Steven Leedes
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