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Will of John Wood

of Ash, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury, PRC32/45/136, Probate 1 April 1620
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
John Wood of Ash, will dated 4 March 1619/1620
This is the last will and Testament of John Woode of Ashe in manner and forme following
First I will my soule into the hands of Allmightie God my Creator and my body to be buried in the Churchyard of the parishe of Ashe
First my meaning is that my Executor shall pay all my debts & legacies which I doe owe and to receive all such debts which is owing unto me

Item I will my daughter Bennet, the wife of Robart Leget 15 within one yeare after my decease to be paid by myne Executor
And I do give to the said Bennett my daughter my Cowe which shee hath allreadie in her keeping

Item I do give to my three daughters Sara Wood, Marie Wood and Katerin Wood fortie poundes of lawfull money a peece to every one of them when they shall come to their severall ages of Eightene yeares, and if any of them shall dye before they shall come to their severall ages of Eightene yeares, Then my mind and will is that any of them so dying that then there porcon shall remayne unto the other sister then living equally to be divided

Item I give to my sonne John Wood five and fiftie poundes of lawfull money to be paid to him at the Nativitie of Christ next coming
Item I give to Danyell Wood, my sonne, fiftie poundes to be paid to him when he shall accomplish the age of 18 yeares
Item I give to my sonne James Wood 55 of lawfull money to be paid to him when he shall accomplish the age of 18 yeares
Item I do give to my three sonnes and to my fowre daughters two ewes and one twelvemonthinge sheep a peece to every one of them

And I do make and ordaine James Jones of Ash my whole Executor of this my last will and Testament
Item moreover it is my will and mind that if there be any goods spare after my debts, legacies and funeral and other Chardges which shall arise or grow abowt this my present will, shall be equally devided betwene my three sonnes John Wood, Danyell Wood and James Wood

In witnes to this my present last will and testament have sette my hand in the presence of
Richard Bea-ner (?), by his marke, Danyell Pryor, John Wood


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