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Will of William Tilden

of Wormshill, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/57/320 and PRC16/148 T/3
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen the first day of august in the fower and fortith yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne lady Elizabeth by the grace of god Queene of England ffrance and Ireland etc I William Tilden of Wormsehill in the county of Kent gent in perfect memory do make this my testament and last will in forme followinge
first I give and commit my soule and body into the handes of allmighty god and I do hope and beleeve that by the death and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ my sinnes are surely forgiven and that is by fayth in his bloud shall live eaternally
I will my body to be buried in the Church of Wormsehill beside my two sonnes

I give to the poore of wormsehill xx s
I will to every one of my daughters a hundred markes at the day of there marriages

Item I ordaine Elizabeth my wife my sole executor of this my last will and testament and I constitute William Tirvey gent and my brother Richard Tong my overseer of the same

This is the last will of me the sayde Willliam Tillden concerninge the disposition of all my landes and tenements made and declared the day and yeare above written

first my will and meaning is to leave? to discend to Richard Tillden my sonne all my houses and landes in Hartlipp Raineham and Newington in the county of Kent with the appurtenaunces to have and to hold to him and his heyres forever

Item I will my house in Milsted in the county of kent now in the tenure and occupacon of John Anery? &? Giles and all the landes and tenementes there unto belonginge with theire apputenances unto Elizabeth my wife during her life over and above her Joynter

Item I will my house in Milsted aforesayde now in the tenure and occupacon of Jeames Pettenden withall the landes thereunto belonginge with there appurtenaunces and all my houses in Wormshill in the sayde County of Kent which I gave in fee simple with there appurtenances with all the landes there unto belonging and all my houses in Milton next Sittingbourne in the county of Kent aforesayde with the appurtenances and all (landes) in milton aforesayde and Bobbinge in the sayde county to my brothers William Tong and John Tong and there assignes to the use and bringing up of my daughters untill my sayd sonne Richard shall com to the age of xxtie yeares
by me William Tilden these being witnesses
Joanne? Balman William Hatch his marke

Probatum 21st January 1613 given by Bartly Newman clerk

William's "two sonnes" were both "William" one was buried 12 April 1598 - aged about 20 months, the other 3 february 1600/1 - aged only about two weeks.


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Will of William Tilden
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