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Will of Stephen Mathew

of Shepherdswell, Kent


Source: ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF CANTERBURY VOL 73, FOLIO 337, 1674
Transcribed by Fred Vickerson
SEPTEMBER THE NINETEENTH 1673 this I make my last will and testament in the name of God amen. Item I will and bequeath my soule to God the father who hath created me and to Jesus Christ who hath redemed me and to God the holy Ghost who hath santified me three persons one God to Whome be all honour and Glory world without and amen and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Shepardswell.

Item I will and bequeath to Elizabeth my wife one bedstedle in the lower chamber one bed two paire of sheets and two blanketts one coverled one pillow one oaken chest and the linnen therein one round table two ioyne stooles that below two tubs with eares two kettlers with ears one little seit three little barrells the biggest kettle and the biggest brasse pott and the little stuppen and a warming pan and after my wife Elizabeth is deceased I will and bequeath to Isrell Mathews sonne all the forenamed things that are mentioned to my wife

Item I will and bequeath to Stephen Mathew my sonne tha house that I now livin with the orchard and three acres of arable land in the close more or lesst and to his heirs for ever
Item I will and bequeath to John Mathew my sonne twenty pounds to be paid to him within nine months after my decease by my executor and all other legacies
Item I will and bequeath to Israel Mathew my sonne the house and backside that is in the occupation of Thomas Parker after my decease and my wife Elizabeths decease and to his heirs for ever.

Item I will and bequeath to Elizabeth Brad my daughter tenn pounds to be paid unto her within six months after my decease
Item I will and bequeath unto Mary Mathew my daughter tenne pounds to be paid unto her within six months after my decease by executor
and I will and bequeath to Martha Randall my sonne in law one shilling to be paid unto him within two months after my decease

Item I make Stephen Mathew my sonne Executor and I will and bequeath unto Stephen Mathew my sonne all the movables that are not mentioned to my wife.
Stephen Mathew Test Jonas Owyn vic Thomas Gorwell his marke

Probate 8 August 1674


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