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Will of William Nayer alias Ayre

of Canterbury, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/75/296
Submitted by Veronica Nops
In the name of God Amen I William Nayer als Ayre of the City of Canterbury, Goldsmith, Revoke all former wills by me heretofore made, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament manner following. I comend my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God my Gratious and most mercifull Creator hopeing and assurdly beleeveing to obtaine everlasting life through precious and meritorious Death and Passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And my body to the earth to be decently buryed by mine executor hereinafter named, In the Cloyster of Christ Curch Canterbury as neere to the place where my late Deare wife Mary buryed as conveniently maybe.

ITEM Whereas before my marrying with my now loving wife Sarah I made unto her a Joynture in Certaine Lands in Reculver in the County of Kent, I will that she shall hold and enjoy the same according to the tenor, true intent and meaning of the said Joynture.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Sarah one peece of plate of the value of five pounds of lawfull money of England and also four payre of sheetes and all the furniture of the Chamber over the Shop of my now Dwelling house, Except onely the presse of plate and Linnen there.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Nayer the Sume of one hundred and Sixty pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed unto her by my Executor hereafter named at her age of one and twenty yeares or Day of Marriage which shall first happen.
And my will is untill the said sume of One hundred and Sixty pounds shall be payed unto my said daughter Elizabeth my Executor hereafter named shall yearly pay unto her for her maintenance and education the yearly sume of nine pounds and twelve shillings of lawfull money of England Att the Feasts of St. Michaell the Archangel, the Birth of our Lord Christ, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary And the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in every yeare and equall portons.

ITEM I give and devise unto my Loving Son William and to his heires and assignes forever my messuage wherein I now dwell Situate and being in the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle in the City of Canterbury, Charged and Chargeable neverthelesse with the payment of all my Debts and Legacys.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Sarah Nayer the full sume of one hundred pounds of Lawfull money of England in full satisfaction of all such sumes of money as I am by bond or other formily obliged to pay unto her, to be payed unto her at her age of one and twenty years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen.
And my will is That untill the said One Hundred pounds shall be payed unto my said Daughter Sarah That my Said Executor shall yearly pay or cause to be payed unto my said loving wife if she shall soe long live but if she shall Dye before then, unto my said Daughter Sarah for her education and Maintenance the yearly sume of six pounds of Lawfull money England at the Feasts aforesaid. The first payment to be made at such of the said Feasts as shall happen next after my Decease
provided allways and my will and meaning is That if my said loving wife or Daughter Sarah Shall not upon request by my said Executor to be made unto my Said loving wife or if she shall be then living or unto my Said Daughter Sarah if my said wife shall be then Dead Deliver or cause or procure to be delivered unto my said Executor to be by him controlled Two Bonds by one of which I am bound to pay unto my said Daughter Sarah five and twenty pounds or some such sume and by the other I am bound to pay unto my said Daughter Sarah fifteene pounds or some such sume then the Legacy I have before given to my said Daughter Sarah shall cease, determine and be utterly voyd.
And then I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Sarah the Sume of Ten pounds of lawfull money of England onely To be payed unto her at from said age of one and twenty years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen.
Provided alsoe that if my said Daughter Sarah shall happen to dye before the said Legacy of One hundred pounds shall become due and payable and my said Loving Wife shall happen to survive my said loving Daughter Sarah And if my said loving wife shall deliver or procure to be delivered unto my said Executor to be by him Controlled the said Two Bonds then I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife the said legacy of one hundred pounds before given to my said Daughter Sarah To be payed unto her within one month next after the Death of my said Daughter Sarah

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amy the sume of One Hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed unto her at her age of One and Twenty years or Day of Marriage on which shall first happen.
And untill the said sume of One hundred pounds shall be payed unto my sayed Daughter Amy My will and meaning is That my said Executor shall yearly pay or cause to be payed unto my said Dearest and Loving Wife if she shall soe long live but if she shall dye before then unto my said Daughter Amy for and towards her maintenance and education the yearly sume of six pounds of lawfull money of England at the feasts aforesaid by equall porcons, The first payment thereof to begin and be made at that feast of the feasts aforesaid which shall first happen next after my Decease.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Loving Daughter Mary the sume of one hundred and sixty pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed unto her by my said Executor immediately after my decease
provided allways that if either of both of my said Daughters Elizabeth or Amy shall happen to Dye before her or their legacy or Legacys hereby bequeathed unto her or them, shall become due, then my will is And I doe give and bequeath the Legacy or Legacys of her or them soe dying unto my said Son William.

ITEM whereas I owe my said Son William fifty pounds I will that he shall detayne out of my Stocke of Plate which I value to amount to five hundred and fifty pounds soe much as to satisfy himselfe the same.
ITEM I give him my said Son William more the sume of one hundred pounds.
ITEM I give unto my Said daughter Mary one of my biggest pewter dishes.
ITEM I give unto my said Daughter Elizabeth one of my biggest pewter dishes.

ITEM All the residue of my goods. Chattells, Mortgages,Bonds, working tooles and personall estate whatsoever my Debts,Legacys, Funerall expenses and the probate of this my will being first payd, I give and bequeath unto my said Son William whom I make and ordaine the sole Executor of this my Will and Testament and my will is that my Said Son shall in one month next after my decease give bonds severally and respectively to my said children, Elizabeth, Sarah and Amy to pay unto them the severall and respective legacys which I have before given and bequeathed unto them according to the true intent and meaning of this my will.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughters Mary and Elizabeth equally betweene them and their heires my messuage now? in the occupacon of John Bridges decease situate in Memory Lane in the said Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle in the City of Canterbury.

IN WITNESS whereof I the said William Nayer als Ayre have to this my last Will and Testament contayned in three sheets of paper to every of the said sheets sett my hand and to the topp of the first, annexed my seale this third Day of January in the Year Of Our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty one. Sealed, Signed, published and declared by the said William Nayer the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence whose names are subscribed as in the presence of the said testator.
Witnesses: PETER JOHNSON THOMAS BEANE JOSEPH WEBB


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