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Will of Mary Woodyeare

of Cooling, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Rochester Vol.20 Folio 187, 1610
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the name of God Amen, the 9th daie of August in the yeare of our lord god 1610 I Mary Woodyeare of the p(ar)ish of Cooling in the Countie of Kent widow do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme hereafter following. First and most principally I bequeath my sowle unto Almighty god my maker, and unto Jesu Christ my Redeemer by whose pretious Blood shed ... to be saved , And my bodie to the earth to be b(uried where) soever it shall please god to call me.

It(e)m (I give) and bequeath unto my daughter in lawe the w(ife of) my sonne Thomas Wodyear my best gown, ( ) Carsie gowne, and my best petticoate.
Item (I ) unto my sonne Will(ia)m Wodyear forty pounds ( of good) and lawfull money of England
It(e)m I will ( ) unto my sonne Thomas Wodyear forty pounds (good) and lawfull money of England
It(e)m I will (and) bequeath unto my sonne George Wodyear f(orty) pounds of good and lawfull money of England
(Item) I will and bequeath unto my sonne Richard (Wodyear) forty pounds of good and lawfull money of Eng(land)
It(e)m I will and bequeath six pounds of money to be given unto the poore people at my buriall
Item I will and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas (Wodyear) Tenn paier of sheets {ditto William other tenn, ditto George, ditto Richard, } wch is Fortie paices in all.
It(e)m I (give) and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Wodyear tenn paires of sheets equally to be devided be(tween) them
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto my mayde ?? pound and payer of sheets.
It(e)m I bequeath unto my servant William Randall ( ) / pounds of good and lawfull money of England these legacies before named to be paied ( ) this and the feast of the Nativitie ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Wodyear one feather bedd wthall the furniture belonging to it.
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto my sonne Will(ia)m Wodyear my best salte of silver
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto Bennett Peace a peticoate and tenn shillings in money.
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto Margarett Periot one of my gownes
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Wodyear a silver goblett
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto Will(ia)m Wodyear George Wodyear and Richard Wodyear 3 dossen of Napkins equally to be devided between them
It(e)m I will and bequeath Katherine Wodyear the wife of my sonne Richard Wodyear one of my gownes.
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto Thomas Wodyear Will(ia)m Wodyear George Wodyear and Richard Wodyear my four sonnes Twelve silver spoons equally to be devided between them
It(e)m I will and bequeath unto Mr John Browne Curate of Cooling fyve shillings.

All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I will and bequeath them unto my sonne Thomas Wodyear whom I do make and ordayne to be my Executor of this my last will and Testament to pay all these my bequeaths and legacies and my funerall discharged.
It(e)m I do make and ordayne Mr John Browne and Beniamin Phipp of Cooling my Overseers of this my last will and testament and they to have 3s 4d apeece their coste and charge borne. In witness hereof I give my hand and seale the day and yeare above written, in the presence of John Browne cler Richard Woodyear

Proved 16 October 1610


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