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Will of Charles Leeds

of Canterbury, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/281
Submitted by Everett Leeds
The eleventh day of October 1667 the last will and testament of Charles Leeds of the city of Canterbury, Gent, made and published the day & year aforesaid.
Imprimis I the said Charles Leeds do make my last will & testament as followeth.

First I make & ordain my brother Mr. William Perkes executor whom I desire to be careful to pay all my debts whatsoever & in the first place the debt of two hundred thirty five pounds I owe my nieces children for which I have given a bond unto John Rolfe
and to enable him so to do I give and devise? unto him in fee simple all my messuage land tenements and heriditaments whatsoever in Tenterden & Benenden or elsewhere to hold to him & his heirs upon especial trust on condition that the premises & every part thereof shall be by him sold and money there of coming after my debts leagacies & funeral expences discharged shall be equally divided to and amongst all & every my children.

Item my will & meaning is my wife shall have & enjoy all such goods & household stuff as was hers before our intermarriage.

Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth two silver dishes and the rest of my plate to be divided amongst my children.

The residue of my personal estate I give to my executor for the purposes in this my will mentioned within for payment of my debts & raising portions for my children of the surplus.

Sealed published and declared in the presence of
Tho. Violett - John Fry

proved 22 October 1668 (Executor spelled Pix in the Probatum but at the end an inventory he signs his own name as Perkes)


Mr Charles Leeds PRC11/33/151 1668 117

Inventory of the goods of Mr Charles Leeds Gent late of St Margaretís in Canterbury taken and apprised this 26th day of October 1668 as followeth:

Imprimis his wearing apparel of all sorts                                      03  00  00
Item the linen of all sorts                                                    05  00  00
        In the kitchen
Item 1 large cupboard one small one only small kneading trough
4 small chairs 1 leather chair 1form 1 salt box 2 stools                       01  05  00
Item 14 pewter dishes 2 basons 3 small pewter plates 1 pasty
plate 2 pie plates 1 flagon 2 chamber pots 3 candlesticks
3 porringers 2 salts at                                                        02  15  00
Item 2 great brass kettles 2 small ones 4 brass skillets 2
skimmers 1 brass pot 1 warming pan at                                          01  00  00
Item 2 tinplates 1 fish boiler 2 spits 1 dripping pan 3 cob irons          
1 pair of pot hangers 1 cleaver 1 spreading knife 1 iron fortolay
Before the fire 1roasting iron the jack and chain and weights
2 barding pieces at                                                            01  10  00
           In the Hall
Item 5 leather chairs 2 tables 1 carpet press 1 linen wheel small
still the clock and case the study and the shelves the 
desk and table and 46 books great and small 1 pair of pistols                  04  00  00
           In the Dining room
Item Drawing table and carpet 1 folding table 11 chairs 
1 cloth one 1 wicker one 3 pictures 1 coat of arms 2
pairs of andirons 1 pair of tongs 1 fire shovel 1 looking
glass window curtain and curtain rod at                                        01  15  00
            In the best chamber
Item the bedstead mat cord and curtains Rods curtains and
Valence and counterpane  1 feather bed and bolster and 2
pillows and blankets at                                                        05  00  00
                                                                            -----------------                         
Sub Total                                                                      24  00  00
              In the Best Chamber
Item 1 window curtain and curtain rod 1 low court cupboard
1 tapestry coverlid 1 silk quilt 1 wrought carpet 3 stands 1 shelf
7 stools & 2 chairs 7 covers for stools at                                     02  00  00
Item one pair of brass and irons 1 pair of creepers fire shovel
and tongs and bellows at                                                       00  10  00
Item 12 silver spoons 2 sugar dishes 1 porringer 1 salt 1 small
flagon 1 nutmeg grater 1toothpicks 1  funnel 1 great glass
small silver things 4 rings at                                                 05  00  00
              In the green chamber
Item 1 bedstead mat cords and curtain rods curtains and
valance 1 rug & 3 blankets 1 feather bed 2 bolsters 2 pillows                  03  10  00
Item one case of drawers 3 stools and 3 chairs 1 curtain for a 
window 2 baskets cob irons firepan and tongs at                                01  00  00
              In the kitchen chamber
Item bedstead mat cord and curtain rods 2 feather beds
2 bolsters curtain and valance 2 blankets 3 coverlets
and pillows at                                                                 03  00  00
Item One old trunk and chest one close stool with a pan
1 small trunk one plush mantle one silk mantle one
wrought mantle 1 wrought blanket 1 truckle stead 1 pair
of cob irons 2 pairs of tongs one fire pan at                                  04  00  00
              In the Garrett
Item one feather bed 2 feather pillows 2 flock beds &
flock bolsters 1 bedstead coverlet and blanket 1 pair
of tables one stupnett one pillion 1 side shade one pair
of virginals one truckle bedstead 4 rugs folding truckle bed
2 carpets 1 blanket 2 old chests large wooden platter
one malt bag one stone marker                                                  03  00  00
Item one new cloth                                                             00  15  00
                                                                             ---------------
Sub Total                                                                      22  15  00

                 In the Wash House
Item 1 furnace and lids 3 great tubs and 4 keelers
2 small iron pots 1 brass pot 2 frying pans
wooden wear of all sorts one cooler 1 gridiron one copper                      03  00  00
                  In the cellar
Item one little table 6 beer casks 2 brine tubs stalder 2 shelves of wood      01  10  00
Item for old lumber                                                            00  10  00
Item for things unseen and forgotten                                           00  10  00
                                                                            ----------------
                                                                               05  00  00

£52 10s 00d

This is a true inventory made of the whole house and contents signed by Walter Burger and John Brie

Items viewed in debt due to the said Mr Leeds due from private persons in all the sum of  61  03  04
                                                                                      -----------------------
                                                        Total                            113  13  04
Signed William Perks

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