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Will of Henry Willmanton

of Great Chart, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/Vo75/Fo348, 1681
Transcribed by Mike Cozens
In the name of God Amen This twentieth day of October Anno Dom 1680 I Henry Willmanton of Great Chart in the County of Kent yeoman being of good and perfect memory (God bee praised therefore) and calling to mind the uncertainty and mutability of this mortal life revoking all my former and other Wills do make and declare this to bee my last Will & Testament in manner and former following thus? First I do most humbly commend my Soul to God and my body decently to bee buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter mentioned And as concerning those worldly goods and Lands wherewith God hath blessed me I do give and Bequeath them as followeth

First I do give and bequeath to William Willmanton my son and his heirs and assigns for ever all my Messuage or Tenement and Land thereunto belonging situate lying and being at Chelvington Greene in Great Charte aforesaid with the appurtenances And also I give unto my said Son William and to his heirs and assigns for ever All my Land lying in Pastour Mead? in Ashford in the County aforesaid which I late purchased of Peter Tilman

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Willmanton ffifty pounds of good and Lawfull money of England to be paid to him within three months after my Decease by my said Executor
Item I give unto my said son Henry one trunk with a lock and key marked with T. B. with all that is in the said trunk and also one Trunk with lock and key and all that therein is marked with M.S. and also one chest with woollen apparel which was my wives and also one bedstead one feather Bed feather bolster feather pillow one pair of blankets and one yellow Rug with Curtains and velour also one Trundle bedstead a feather bed a feather bolster and pillow a pair of blankets and a rug with what belongs thereunto standing in the parlour where I lye
Item I give unto my said son Henry one Silver bowl and one silver Spoon and one half of my pewter brass and pots All with which promises are to be delivered unto him by my executor upon demand after my decease

Item I give unto Henry Murford my Daughters Son Seven pounds to putt him forth to be an Apprentice to bee paid to him by my Executor
Item I give unto John Murford her younger son forty shillings to be paid unto him by my Executor within a year after my Decease
Item I give unto John Murford my son in Law all my wearing apparel of Woollen
Item I give to the poore of great Charte aforesaid Ten shillings to be distributed unto them at the discretion of my executor

I give to my son William his daughter Elizabeth my wives best gown and a silk petticoat and her gold ring and a Silver Spoon
I give to his daughters Margarett and Anne to each of them a Silver Spoon

And all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever my debts paid Legacies performed and funeral expenses discharged I give and bequeath them unto William Willmanton my Son And of this my last will and Testament I do make and declare my Said Son William sole Executor In Witness whereof I the said Henry Willmanton have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year first above written Henry Willmanton Sealed published and declared in the Presence of
Francis Milsted his mark Edward Jessop Frances Walker her mark Stephen Maitham?

Probate: 20th May 1681 - Executor William Willmanton

Notes:
Henry Willmanton buried at Great Chart on 4th May 1681
Wives of Henry? Elizabeth, Francis and Mary buried at Great Chart 1651-1679


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