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Will of William Tonge

of Tunstall, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/ 54/ 246
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen The eleventh day of Maye in the year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James kinge of England France & Ireland the sixt & of Scotland three & forty
I William Tonge of the parishe of Tunstall in the Countie of kent beinge sicke in body and of perfecte remembrance thanks be given to God do make & ordaine this my present testament and last will in manner and forme followinge
First I comitt my soule into the hands of our Soveraigne Lord Jesus Christ by whome I hope to be saved, and my bodie to be buried according to the discretion of my Executour

Item my will and meaning is that --------------------------- the parishe of Bredgar in the foresaid countie of kent in the occupation of John Tonge my brother & all my lands and Tenements with theire appurtenances in the foresaid parishe of Tunstall shall descende and come to James Tonge my brother to him and his heires for ever

Item I will all my landes and tenements with the appurtenances in the foresaid parishe of Bredgar in the occupation of Thomas Highsted to John Tonge my brother for the terme of his life
and after his decease I will the foresaid lands and tenements with the appurtenances in the occupacon of the said Thomas Highsted shall remaine to William Tonge & James Tonge sonnes of the said John Tonge to them & theire heires by equall portions equally to be devided between them

Item I will one yearely rent of five pounds to Nicholas Tonge my brother for the terme of his life and if it be befinde it shalbe lawfull to the said Nicholas to destraine for the same in all my lands and Tenements in the parish of Bidenden within the Countie of kent

Item I will all my lands & Tenements with the appurtenances in the foresaid parishe of Bidenden in the foresaid Countie of Kent to James Tonge and Richard Tonge my Brothers to them and theire heires by equall portions equally to be devided between them

Item I gyve and bequeath all my goods and Chattells unto James Tonge my brother whome I make my Executor

In witness whereof I have putt to my hand By me William Tonge
Witnesses to this will William Guildford, William Pottinger

Probate 15 May 1608


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