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Will of John Wood

of Wormshill, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/59/125
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In dei nomine Amen The xxiiijth day of Februarie 1602 and in the fyve & forteth yeare of the raigne of our gratious Souveraigne Lady Queene Elizabeth &c
I John Wood of Wormshill Canterburie Dioces, beinge in good health of bodye & perfecte of remembrance thanks be to god, doe ordaine & make this my last will and testament in manner & forme following First I gyve and comende my soule to almightie god and my body to the earth to be buried in xxiane buriall at the good discration of my Executor foreunder named.

Item I will gyve and bequeath to John Wood my godsonne the sonne of Adame Wood my sonne the some of twentie pounds of Currante mony of England, to be paid to him within two years next after my deathe at two equal portions,

Item I will and gyve to the reparations of Wormshill churche vjs viijd to be bestowed in upon or about the said Churche where my Executor shall thinke most needfull within one whole yeare next after my deathe.

Item I will gyve and bequeath to Jane my wife all & all manner my houshold stuff and Implements of houshold whatsoever beinge within or aboute my housse, I will and gyve to my said wife Jane my Two kyne, six Ewes, all the Swyne and powltrie and ee busshells of good will? polled wheate to be delyvered at foure termes in the yeare quarterly during her naturall life also I gyve to the said Jane my wife duringe her naturall life three suffitiente loads of Gized wood for for fuwell and burninge

provided allwayes and my will is that if the said John Wood my godsonne doe die and departe this worlde before the xx li to him willed shalbe die and without heire ofhis body lawfully begotten Then I will and gyve the said xx to James Wood and Richard Wood the two youngest children of my said sonne Adame

All the residue of my goods corne and Chattells whatsoever not gyven, my debts and legacies paid and this my will performed, I doe will gyve and bequeath to the said Adame Wood my sonne whome I do ordaine and appoint sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Towchinge the disposition of my messuage or (tenements) Barne buildings and lands with all & singuler theire appurtenances scituate lyinge and beinge in Wormshill aforesaid conteyninge in all by estimacon fourtie akers be there more or lesse all which said tenements & lands and everie parcell thereof I doe will gyve and bequeathe to the said Adame Wood my sonne, to be had to him and his heires in fee ------ for ever.

Item I will & gyve to the said Jane my wife yearly during her naturall life the full some of three pounds of currant mony of England to be paid to her by my said Executor by even portions at fowre termes in the yeare wi---- quarterly xvs To be paid out of my said Tenement and Lands

Item my will and meaninge is that the said Jane my wife shall freely have the use and occupation of the ---- parte of my dwellinge housse with such roomes as are there conteyninge, and full libertie ingresse & regresse to make fire in the usuall place called the waredasse in the said housse duringe her naturall life, Provided if my said wife doe marrie againe then she to have noe dwellinge in my hows
Also I will and gyve to the said Jane my wife duringe her naturall life such fruiche? as shall encrease and growe upon there appletrees in my orchyard at the election & choice of my said wife if and yearly.

In witness whereof to this my last will & testament I the testator abovesaid have sette my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written in the presence of
Ralfe Brockfull parson of Frensted, Andrew Burges his marke
The marke and seale of John Wood.

Probate 19 July 1608


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