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Will of Thomas Thatcher

of Hollingbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury?, Proved 2 Oct 1658
Submitted by Colin B Filmer
WILL of THOMAS THATCHER, of Hollingbourne, Gentleman Dated 18th October 1655.
To be buried in the church or churchyard of Hollingbourne or Wormshill
To the poor of the parish of Hollingbourne 5.
To the poor of Wormshill 5. To the poor of Appledore 3.
I give to all my household servants, as well men servants as maid servants which shall be living with me at the time of my decease 20/- apiece.

I give unto my sister in law MARGARET WOOD, the now wife of EDWARD WOOD of Bradstreet the sum of 5.
I give unto PETER AMYCE the son of my late deceased sister THOMASINE AMYCE the sum of 5 at 25.
I give unto ELIZEBTH GRENWELL, daughter of RICHARD GRENWELL of Stockbury 20/-
I give unto RICHARD THATCHER, my brother 5 per annum during his natural life out of my lease and personal estate.
(The following is ruled out - `I give unto STEPHEN THATCHER, son of my brother RICHARD 4 within 3 months next after my the decease of my brother RICHARD).
I give unto JOHN POTTYN my old and faithful servant, the sum of 40/-.
I give unto MARTHA MITCHELL, daughter of WILLIAM MITCHELL, the sum of 4 at age 21 years.
I give unto MARY GUILDFORD one of the daughters of WILLIAM GUILDFORD, late of Bredgar, gentleman, my late kinsman, deceased, the sum of 40/-
I give unto my daughter ELIZABETH, now the wife of THOMAS CATHILL (?) of Sittingbourne, Gentleman the sum of ... to be paid to her one year after my decease.
I give unto my daughter ANNE, now the wife of JOHN GODDIN of Maidstone, Gentleman the sum, of one hundred pounds.
I give to my son ROBERT THATCHER and to JOHN GODDIN, my son in law 4 apiece and make them overseers of my will, desiring them to aid my executrix hereinafter named.

I give to my son THOMAS THATCHER 500 to be paid to him at the age of 21 over and above his estate in land, and all the residue of my goods, cattle, chattels, meadow, money, plate, debts, lease and personal estate whatsoever, my debts, legacies and funeral expenses being first discharged, I give to ELIZABETH, my loving wife, who I make my sole executrix.

As touching the disposal of my land etc..
I give to my son THOMAS THATCHER all my messuages lands tenements lying in Hollingbourne which I lately purchased of EDWARD MANNING Esquire and ANN his wife, for his heirs forever, after the decease of ELIZABETH my wife.
I give and bequeath unto NICHOLAS THATCHER and WILLIAM THATCHER my two other sons my lands tenements etc. lying in Appledore and Kennenton in Kent which I purchased of JOHN KNELL and THOMAS KNELL, and also all those lands and tenements which I purchased of THOMAS MOGG Esquire and THOMAS HAYSTED, gent., lying in Appledore, and to their heirs after the decease of my wife ELIZABETH. If either die then the property to be divided between the other and my son ROBERT THATCHER of Wormshill aforesaid, gentleman.

My wife shall receive and take all profit of my lands and tenements given to my sons THOMAS, NICHOLAS and WILLIAM THATCHER during the term of her natural life in lien and recompense of her jointure she paying and allowing unto them money towards their education and maintenance, that is to say to my son THOMAS THATCHER 35 by the year over and above the annual rent of 8 herein bequeathed him. To my son NICHOLAS the sum of 30 and to my son WILIAM the sum of 30 by the year.

I give to THOMAS THATCHER the eldest son of my son ROBERT THATCHER my tenement etc. in Leeds, now in the occupation of ...... GOODLANDS.
I give to THOMAS GODDEN, son of my daughter ANN, wife of JOHN Godden, Esquire, my two tenements etc. in Leeds now in the occupation of SH... and SPARKES.
Witnesses: JOHN GODDEN. THOMAS THATCHER. JOHN .......EKLY. Signed THOMAS THATCHER

Proved 2nd October 1658

Notes. See will of THOMAS FILMER, of Lenham, proved 15/4/1700 Irelands History of Kent Vol. II, p. 534 `owned a manor in Molash called Witherling'.


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