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Will of William Stringer

of Worth, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/Vo54/Fo573, 1680
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen I William Stringer of Wold also Worth in the County of Kent gent being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last will and testament in writing the thirteenth day of August in the two and thirtieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord Charles the Second now king of England Anno Dom...? 1680 in manner and form following (that is to say) Inpris I commend my soul to God my creator trusting by the merits of Jesus Christ my redeemer to be made partaken? of a better life after this mortal life ended my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath unto Robert Stringer my eldest son the sum of one hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him by my executor within twelve months next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto Stephen Stringer my Son the sum of one hundred pounds of like money to be paid unto him by my executor within twelve months next after my decease upon condition never the less that the said Stephen Stringer my son shall and do acquit and discharge my said executor of and from and obligations wherein my self and John Boulder of Sandwich are become bound with him the said Stephen and for his proper debt in the penal sum of two hundred pounds unto one George Hayward for the payment of one hundred pounds with interest and that he the said Stephen my son shall deliver up the said obligation to my said executor to be cancelled before the payment of this my legacy to him given otherwise the same not to be paid him anything herein mentioned notwithstanding

Item I give and bequeath unto my son in law John Wheeler the sum of five shillings to be paid to him by my Executor within one month after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy wife of Edward Gurney a gold Ring that was her mothers

Item I give unto Sarah my daughter wife of William Newman a gold Ring that was her mothers

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Lister Widow during her life all that my messuages tenements the buildings placeyards? orchard and lands whatsoever thereunto belonging or appertaining containing by estimations four and twenty acres be there more or less with their appurtenances situated lying and being in the parish of Hearne in the County of Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of Francis Pilcher or his assigns and for and after her decease I give the same messuage lands & premises unto Susanne Lister daughter of the said Anne during her life and after her decease I give the same messuage lands and premises unto Martha Lister and Dorothy Lister two other daughters of the said Anne and their heirs & assigns for ever

Item as for all other my goods movables Stock in Crop and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto the said Edward Gurney and William Neame (Newman?) my sons in law they paying my debts funeral expenses and legacies according to the true meaning of this my will and I do hereby make the said Edward and William joint executors of this my last will & testament and hereby renounce all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written William Stringer signed sealed published and declared by the said William Stringer to be his last will and testament in the Presence of
Daniell Sawyer his mark Anthony Pilcher his mark and Edward Taylor notepublic

Probate: 24th September 1680 - Executor William Neame

Notes:
William Stringer buried at Worth on 5th September 1680
Susan Stringer his wife buried at Worth on 13th August 1679


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