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Will of Thomas Stronghill

of Ulcombe, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.73 folio 365, Proved 19 April 1667
Submitted by Colin B Filmer
THOMAS STRONGHILL, the second husband of ELIZABETH FILMER (widow of WILLIAM FILMER died 1630), died in 1667. He provided for his daughter in law, ELIZABETH FILMER, in his will as follows:

WILL of THOMAS STRONGHILL, of Ulcombe, Kersymaker, Dated 2 Mar 1666.
To THOMAS SHERWELL of Lenham 20.
To GEORGE MAYLAM the money he oweth me and to his children, ANN, SARAH, and RACHEL 5/- each.
To DANIEL HADLOW, of Leeds ....
To the wife of ROBERT HOOKER 5/-
To goodwife PRICE of Leeds 5/-
To my brother, JOHN STRONHILL 5 and 12 per annum, 8 thereof out of lands in Ulcombe, Harrietsham and Bromfield, and 4 out of lands in Lydd and Boxley.

To ELIZABETH FILMER my daughter in law (i.e. step-daughter) 6 per annum out of my houses and lands in Ulcombe, Harrietsham and Bromfield, and to her the free use of my chamber over the kitchen wherein she now liveth, and the closet within the chamber, and the little room behind the chamber door, and to make use of the kitchen to wash, bake etc. Also the use of the bedstead wherein she now lieth, the bed, two bolsters, two pillows, three pairs of sheets, two pillow coats, three blankets and one covering, the cord and mat, curtains, vallence, and all belonging, two window curtains, a join press to hang clothes in, a pair of brandiron, a trundle bedstead, all in the same chamber over the kitchen.

To my kinsman WALTER BIGG that liveth with me 5 per annum.
To ANN BATTUM, my kinswoman and her heirs 110 which I lent her husband, THOMAS BATTUM. If she has no children, after her decease 60 thereof to her to sisters MARY ABDIE 30 and ALICE STRONGHILL 30. Also the same MARY and ALICE 20.
To Kinsmen, EDWARD, CHRISTOPHER and RICHARD BIGG 5 each
To BENJAMIN FIRMINGER's three children which he had by my kinswoman ALICE BIGG 40/- each.
To kinsman WILLIAM BIGG 11 over the 9 he oweth me.
To kinswoman SARAH COVENEY 20/- per annum.
To THOMAS, eldest son of my brother JOHN, the 110 which he oweth me, and all my lands in Lydd, and my house and lands in Boxley, he paying his father 4 per annum for life.
To the poor of Ulcombe 20/-.

The residue of my goods and lands in Ulcombe, Harrietsham and Bromfield to JOHN, youngest son of my brother, JOHN STRONGHILL. He to be executor.
Witnesses: JOHN WEBB, THOMAS (blank).


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