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Will of Mary Woodyeare

of Rochester, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Coventry 157, 1640
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the name of God Amen I Marie Woodyeare of Bully hill neare Rochester in the Countie of Kent widdow being sicke of bodie yet of p(er)fecte memory doe make and declare this my last will and testament in forme followinge I bequeath my soule to god and my bodie to be buried in the Chancell of the p(ar)ishe Church of St Nicholas in Rochester as neere my late dearly beloved husband as conveniently may be.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary my Chestold ? my satyn gowne and my satyn peticoate.
I bequeath my ? to Marie and Anne my daughters equallie to be devided.
I bequeath my three beddes with the furniture to them belonginge to my three daughters Mary Anne and Elizabeth as they were given to me in the testament of my late husband deceased.
I give unto my young daughter Priscilla twentie poundes.
I give unto my beloved Father George Wardegar twentie poundes.
I give unto my sister Anne Allen the wife of Thomas Allen Clerke twentie poundes.
I give unto my sister Priscilla Wardegar twentie poundes which severall bequests of twentie poundes I will shalbe given out of the hundred poundes to me bequeathed by my late husband deceased.
I give and bequeath to my sister Anne Allen my new mourning gown and ? and my satyn damaske peticoate
I bequeath unto my sister Priscilla Wardegar aforesaid my blewe satyn peticoate

Item my will is that whereas my late husband did ? by his will and testam(en)t as by a Codicill to be annexed unto his said testament and last will appoint me the said Marie Woodyeare to have the guardianship and tuition ? ? and my Children duringe their severall mynorities I doe hereby will bequeath and appoint that my lovinge Father George Wardegar shall have the education tuition and bringing upp of my Children duringe their severall mynorities in as full and ample manner a or life should have had if if I had lived and to receive all rents and debts as I should have done by virtue of the said will and Codicill to be annexed wherein I desire Mr Thomas Bostocke to assist my said Father towarde the raisinge of my Childrens porcions to them given and bequeathed in the testam(en)t and last will of my late husband deceased.

Item whereas my late husband did give three hudred poundes to the Child that I then went withal out of the ? the land which he bequeathed to my sonne George Woodyeare to be paied to her att her age of eighteen years if she should dye before that age then the said legacie to be disposed of at the discrecion of his Ov(er)seers , my will is that my Father shall agre w(it)h Mr Thomas Bostock in the disposinge of the said legacie

The residue of all and singular my goodes cattells and chattells whatsoever I give and bequeath to my Father George Wardegar whom I make sole executor of this my last will and testament And witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this twentieth day of October Anno domini one thousand six hundred and fourtie the mark of Mary Woodyeare published and declared as the last will and testament of of the said Mary Woodyeare in the P(re)sence of Mr Thomas Allen Clarke and Public Notary Martha Jackson the marke of Jane Selby Anne Allen

Probate 14th November 1640 by George Wardegar


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