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Will of William Wood

of Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/40 W/9
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God amen, The xvijth day of marche in the yeare of our Lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe thre score and fower and in the sixte yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of yngland Fraunce and Ireland quene defender of the faithe etc/
I Wyllyam Wood of the parishe of Newington next unto Sittingborne in the county of Kent singleman beinge sycke in bodye, and yet thancke be to allmightye god parfect in remembraunce doe constitute ordeyne and make this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge.
First & pryncypally I geve my soule unto all mightye god my redemer and maker, and my body to be buryed in the church yeard of Newington aforesaid

Item I give and bequethe to Stephen Wood my brother fyfteene poundes of currant monny of yngland to b pade to the same Stephen Wood withe in fower yeares next followinge after my decease

Item I give and bequeth unto Agnes Wood my sister fyve poundes of currant monny of yngland to be paid to the said Agnes my sister at the day of her maryage/
and she to receve of my brother Thomas Wood evry yeare untill she be maryed eight shillinges of lawfull monny of yngland for the -----ienge of the same fyve poundes.
And if it fortune the said Agnes my sister to dy before she be maryed Then I will the said fyve poundes to remayne unto my brother Thomas Wood/

And if it fortune my said brother Stephen to dy withe in the space of the said fower yeares Then I will the same fyfteene poundes to remayne to his children indyfferently & equally to be devyded amonge them, and to be pade unto them at the said tyme that there father shoulde have receved yt.

Item I geve & bequethe to Cycely Seamane my sister tenne shillinges of lawfull monny of yngland to be paide to her with in ij yeares next after my decease yf the said Cycely Seamane Fortune to dye withe in the said ij yeares, Then I will the same monny to her children, equally to be devyded among them.

Item I give and bequethe to Wyllyam Semane my sisters sonne and my godsonne tenne shillinges of lawfull monny of yngland to be paide unto him at the age of eighteene yeares.

Item I give & bequethe to my brother John Woods children, that is to say John Wood, Thomas Wood and Wyllyam Wood, to ether of them xxs, and they to receve it at ye age of twentye yeares. And if any of the said children fortune to dye before the said age of twentye yeares Then I will his or there parte beinge dead, to remayne to him or them shall fortune to lyve.

The residue of all my moveable goods not bequethed I give and bequethe to Thomas Wood my brother whome I ordeyne and make my hole executor of this my last will & testament. And he to pay all my debts and bequethes.

Item I geve and bequethe to Alexander Large my sisters sonne xxs of lawfull monny of yngland to be paide to him at the age of twenty yeares.

Item I give and bequethe to Thomas Wood my brother sonne tenne shillinges of lawfull monny of yngland / and the same x s to be putt to encrease for him at the age of tenne yeares

Item I geve and bequethe to the poore people of the parishe of Newington Ģi vjs viijd to be distributed to them presently after my decease at ye discrecyon of my brother Thomas.

Wyntness of this my last will and testament George Plott and Thomas Goodgrome.

Probate 8 July 1564


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