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Will of Robert Leeds

of Hawkhurst, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/324
Submitted by Everett Leeds
In the name of God Amen the seventh day of March in the third year of the reign of our sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God England and Scotland and France and Ireland King and Queen defender of the faith
I Robert Leeds of Hawkhurst in the county of Kent, Malster, being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be given to God therefore do hereby make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried after the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as touching and concerning all such goods and estate as it hath so far Almighty God in this life for to send me I give and bequeath them all in manner and form following.

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Anne Gorham of Hawkhurst aforesaid widow one little box of drawers and all my wives wearing apparel of all sorts whatsoever and one trunk in the inner chamber and one chest in the said chamber and one pair of fire tongs to be delivered unto her and all her own goods and household stuff by my executor hereafter named within one month after my decease without paying for the standing of the same.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said Anne Gorham twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one month the next after my decease by my executor as hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto John Leeds my brother five and forty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to him within three months next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto William Leeds my brother three score pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto him within three months next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto John Sparsey of Salehurst my father in law our silver bowl which I had with my wife in marriage to be delivered unto him within one month next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Moore of Hawkhurst aforesaid spinster ten shillings of lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one month next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of Hawkhurst aforesaid twenty shillings of lawful money of England to be paid unto them within one month next after my decease by my executor hereafter named.

All the rest of my goods chattels ready money debts owing and personal and state and whatsoever my debts and legacies first p[aid and funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath them all unto my loving father John Leeds whom I do hereby make sole executor of this my last will and testament

in witness whereof I the said Robert Leeds have hereunto set my hand and seal and dated this day and year first above mentioned anno dom 1690.
Signed: Robert Leeds
Witnesses: George Honman - The mark of Elizabeth Walter - John Hoord

Probate: 20 April 1691 granted to John Leeds


Robert Leeds of Hawkhurst 1691 PRC 11/55/15 116

An inventory of the goods and chattels and credits of Robert Leeds of Hawkhurst in the county of Kent deceased
taken? and appraised the first day of  April anno domini 1691 by those whose names are here under written as follows

Imprimis his purse & girdle                                           }
And ready money                                                       }        90-00-00

Item his wearing apparel                                              }
Linen and woollen of all sorts                                        }        06-03-04
In the parlour chamber                                                }

Item One feather bed and stead                                        }                   
 with bolster & pillows and                                           }
other things as he standeth(?)                                        }        04-02-06

Item one standard one joined                                          }
Chest one wicker chair                                                }        01-00-04

Item one pair of andirons………….and                                     }
Other small things                                                    }        00-02-06

Item one small chest of linen                                                  02-00-00

                        In the middle chamber

Item one chest and trunk and                                          }
Twenty three sheets ten                                               }
Table cloths eighteen                                                 }
Napkins six pillow coats six                                          }
Towels & other small linen                                            }        07-03-04

Item one brine tub and settle                                         }
Two chairs one cloth two                                              }
little barrels two wooden                                             }
Bottles six sacks                                                     }        03-06-00

Item one frying pan two pairs                                         }
Of tongs one pair of pot                                              }
Hangers one iron skillet two                                          }
Brass skillets one toasting iron                                      }
one steady two socket wedges                                          }
One hand saw                                                          }        01-00-06

Item four silver spoons one                                           }
silver  kozzall                                                       }        01-10-06
Item five pieces of pewter one                                        }
pewter tankards                                                       }        01-03-04

Item two steers and one horse                                         }
& a calf seventeen sheep two wood(?) saddles                          }        17-06-00

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