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Will of Edward Woodyere

of Cooling, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Rochester Vol.16 folio 246, 1583
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the name of God Amen. in the year of our Lord God 1583 I Edward Woodyere of Cowlinge in the countie of Kente Yeoman sicke in bodie but whole in minde and of good and p(er)fect Remembrance do ordaine constitute (?) and make this my laste will and Testament in maner and forme followinge First I give and bequeath my sowle into the hands of Almighty God my maker and Redemer and my bodie to be buried in the churche of Cowleinge in the place where my wiffe was buried in a coffyn

I give unto Willm Woodyere my sonne an ounce of golde to make a ringe so the seale of his name and myne layned together and formerely (?) In remembrance of me Wch ounce of golde shalbe delivered unto him w(it)hin one halfe yeare after my decease.
I give to Edward Woodyere my godson the sonne of the said Will(ia)m my sonne three pounds of currante (?) money of England to be delivered unto his father wthin one whole yere after my decease
I give unto the other .... of Will(ia)m Woodyere his daughteres six shillings eight pence apese to be delivered to them wthin one whole yere after my decease
I give to Lyon(n)el Phippe my sonne in Law fyve pounds of Lawful money to be delivered unto him (u)nt(o) him two whole yeres after my decease.
I give unto Elizabeth Phippe the wiffe of Lyonell Phippe aforesaid and Alice Woodyere the Daughter of Edward Woodyere my sonne, equallie to be devided betwene them all my houshowld stuffe,
I give unto Lyonell Phippe more Eight Lode of billet and Tale wood to be delivered unto him imediatelie after my decease
I give unto Lyonell his children six shillings Eight pence apece to be delivered unto them w(i)thin one whole yere after my decease
I give unto Alice Woodyere the daughter of Edward Woodyere [my sonne] tenn pounds of Lawfull money of England to be delivered unto her at the daie of her marriage And yf yt {fortime crossed out} chance that the saide Alice Woodyere dooe dye before the daie of her marridge I will that then the money wch (should be 'and' ?) the Howsholde Stuffe whych I have gyven her shall remaine unto Thomasine Woodyere the Daughter of Edward Woodyere Alice woodyere her Syster
I gyve unto the other three children of Edward Woodyere my sonne Syx shillings Eight pence apeece
I gyve unto John Woodyere my brothers sonne Tenne shillings of Lawfull money to be delivered unto him within one whole yeare after my decease
I gyve unto Sara Pyle the wiffe of John Dadyes (?) Tenne shillings of Lawfull money of England to be delivered unto her ymediatelie after my decease
I gyve unto Eight of the poore Houshowlders of Cowlinge Twentie pence apeece to be delivered to them at my howse one ye daye of my buriall before I goe to the Church.
I gyve unto Johan Fremlinge my Servante six shillings Eight pence to be delivered unto her ymediatelie after my decease.

I gyve unto Edward my sonne all my howse and Landes within the P(ar)ishe of Cowlinge, and all the Residue of my goods not bequeathed paieing all my debts and Legacies whome I make my sole Executor and I dooe make myne ovarseare William White of the p(ar)ishe of Hoo which married the sister of Edward Woodyeres wiffe the younger, and for his paines I gyve him as .... doe Stimnes readie dressed as will make him a dublett
Witnesses to this my .... will and Testament
Lawrence Mason Clarke Scriptor ye marke of John creede and the marke of Henrie Loome

Probatum fuit prs Testamentum 23rd die Februariy Anno Dm ..... 1583/4


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