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Will of John Reynolds

of Canterbury, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/267 R/9
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the name of God Amen the Seaventh day of June in the yeere of our Lord God one thousand six hundred Sixty and one
I John Reynolds of the parishe of St. Paule in the Citty of Canterbury Cordwayner beeinge sicke in body but of sound and perfect minde and memory (God be praised) doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner followinge
First I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my fracious and mercifull Creator hopinge to obtaine everlastinge life throughe the precious and meritorious death of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And my body to the earth to be decently buryed by mine executrix hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandmother Sinderry/Sindeny? Shereife the summe of Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England within six monethes next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my loveinge wife Sara all the rest of my goods Chattles household stuffe ready money and plate (my debts and funerall expences beeinge first paid)
Item I make and ordaine the said Sara my wife sole & onely executrix of this my last will and testament

Item I make my loveing freinds Edward Baker gent and Edward Hirst gent Overseers of this my last will and testament desireinge them to be orderinge? and assistinge unto my said executrix in the execution of this my last willinge and testament

Item in case my said wife be not with childe then I give and devise unto my said Grandmother Sinderry/Sindeny? Shereife All my Messuages and tenements with thappurtenances in Tenterden in the County of Kent And after her decease Then I give and devise the same unto Susanna Paine and to her heires and assignes forever

Item in case my said wife be with childe Then I give and devise unto the same childe all my said Messuages and tenements in Tenterden aforesaid And all that my Messuages or tenements and severall parcells of land conteyneinge in all by estimacon Nineteene acres whether more or lesse situate lyinge and beeinge in the parishe of St Cosmas & Damian in the Bleane in the said County of Kent nowe in the occupacon of Christopher Page or of his assignes To have & to hold the same after the decease of my said wife unto the same childe and to the heires of the body of such child
And for want of such heires then I give & devise the said house in Tenterden to my said Grandmother & her assignes for her life and after decease to Susanna Paine and of her heires and assignes forever
And the said Messuages lands & tenements in St Cosmas & Damian aforesaid I give & devise to Thomas May Isaac May & Susanne May children of my said wife equally to be divided betwixt them and for the heires of their severall & respective bodyes
And for want of such heires Then to the right heires of my said wife

Item in case my said wife bee with childe then I give & devise unto the said Thomas May one Messuage with th’appurtenances situate lyinge and beeinge in the parishe of St Mary Bredman in the City of Canterbury to have & to hold the same unto the said Thomas May and to the heires of his body and for want of such heires I give & devise the same to the right heires of my said wife

Item in case my said wife be with childe then after her decease I give & devise unto the said Isaac May All that Messuage or tenement & two peeces of land with th’appurtenances in St Cosmas & Damian aforesaid heretofore in the occupacon of Thomas Brett & nowe in the occupacon of one ____ Fisher And alsoe one messuage & two acres of land in St Cosmas & Damian aforesaid heretofore in one Thomas Weekes occupation now in the occupation of John Warner? to have & to hold the same unto the said Isaac and to the heires of his body
And for want of such heires I give & devise the same to the right heires of my said wife

Item in case my said wife be with childe then after her decease I give & devise unto the said Susanne May and to the heires of her body all my Messuage lands & tenements in the parishe of St Paule in the said City of Canterbury And for want of such heires to the right heires of my wife

Item in case my said wife be not with childe Then I give & devise unto the said Thomas May & to the heires of his body the said Messuage in the said parishe of St Mary Bredman and the said Messuages & lands now in the occupation of the said Fisher heretofore in the occupation of the said Thomas Brett And for want of such issue to the right heires of my said wife
And then I give & devise unto the said Isaac May and to the heires of his body all the said Messuages lands & tenements mentioned to be in the occupation of the said Christopher Page And for want of heires then to the right heires of my said wife
And then I give & devise unto the said Susanne May and to the heires of her body all the said Messuages & tenements in the said parishe of St Paule in the said Citty of Canterbury and the said Messuage in the occupation of the said John Warner? And for want of such heires to the right heires of my said wife

In Witness whereof I the said John Reynolds have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day and yeere first above written - Joh: Reynoldes
Signed sealed published & declared as the last will & testament of the said John Reynolds in the presence of
Edward Baker – Edward Hirst – Margret Molland

15 August 1661 probate granted to Sara Reynolds widow & relict & executrix

Note: This original will contained many sections crossed out and interlined.
John Reighnold and Sarah Maye married 30 Apr 1660 at Saint Mary Bredin,Canterbury


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