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Will of William Wodier

of Chatham, Kent


Source: 1458
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the name of God Amen the 20 day of January in the year of our Lord 1458 I William Wodier of Chatham in the County of Kent being in whole memory make my testament in this manner
First I commend my soul to Almighty God the Blessed Mary and all his saints and my body to be buried in the cemetery of the church of the Blessed Mary of Chathm aforesaid
Item I bequeath to the High Altar 12 pence.
Item I bequeath to the Assistant Clerk of the aforesaid church 6 pence.
Item to the Clerk of the parish 4 pence
Item to the Friars of Aylesford 4 bushels of barley.
Item I bequeath to Richard Lorkyn 1 bushel of barley.
Item I bequeath to Thomas .... of Wouldham 1 bushel of barley.
Item I bequeath to Richard Benet the son of Thomas Benet of Rochester 20 pence.
Item to the Friars of Saint Bartholomew's Hospital 1 bushel of barley.
Item to the Friars of Saint Katherine's Hospital near Rochester 1 bushel of barley.

And the residue of all my goods and chattels and debts , wheresoever they may be , after my debts have been paid , and my burial made , and the present testament performed , I give and bequeath entirely to Robert Wodier my son, by him to be disposed in the best manner that he can or knows to please God to promote the salvation of my soul.
And I make, ordain and constitute the aforesaid Robert Wodier, my son, the executor of this my testament, justly and faithfully to perform all and singular the things in the same my present testament.

Given the day and year above mentioned.
This is the last will of me, William Wodier of the County of Kent, as to the lands and tenements of my rents and services , with all their rights and commodities which I have in the parish of Chatham or elsewhere in the County of Kent, with which I have lately enfeoffed in confidence John Potager, John Berer, and Henry Mariot of Rochester in the same County, namely, first and principally I charge the aforesaid John Potager , John Berer, and Henry Mariot, my feoffees, that at once after my decease they make estate to Robert Wodier my son, of and in all those lands and tenements, rents and services, with all their rights and commodities, situated in the parish of Chatham.


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