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Will of Alice Soman

of Yalding, Kent

Source: Rochester Consistory Court - proved 15 Sep 1598
Transcribed by Pauline Kennedy
?? that upon Sathurday beinge the fourthe day of March 1597 or ...........* Alice Soman widowe whilest she lived of the parishe of Yaldinge in the Countie of Kent and diocese of Rochester deceassed beinge sicke in body but of sound and perfect memory made her last will and Testament nuncupative or by word of mouthe only in manner and forme followinge viz First she dyd give and bequeathe her soule unto Allmightie god and her body to be buried in Christian buriall

And as Concerninge her worldly goodes she willed and bequeathed unto George Soman her sonne her cow and all the rest of her goodes and cattells what soever or whersoever savinge that she willed unto Joane her daughter one red peaticoate and to Joane Darboll daughter unto the said Joane one gowne

And beinge asked by Joane Stase what she would give unto the rest of her children the said Alice answered that the foresaid George and his wife had taken paynes and were at Chardges wth her in the time of her sicknes And the rest of her children were provided for and had their porcions allready
wch wordes were uttered and pronounced by the said Alice in the presence and hearinge of Thomas Beechinge Joane Stase aforesaid wiffe unto Thomas ........* Stase Alice Cheesman and Alice Soman

Thomas Beechinge 'X' marke - Jonane Stase  'X' marke
Alice Cheesman   'X' and   Alice Soman   'M' marke

*  these missing words inserted between the lines and almost impossible to read on the photocopy

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