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Will of Johan Wood

of Milstead, Kent


Source:Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/193 W/10
Submitted by Mary Connaughton
In the name of God Amen, The Tenth day of December, in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand sixe hundred Twentie & seaven,
I Johan Wood of Milstede in the Countie of kent widowe, beinge in perfett Remembrance, doe make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and fforme followeinge /
First I bequeath my soule in to the hands of Allmightie God that gave it me, in assured trust and Confidence throughe the Meritts and mediacion of Jesus Christe my Lord and only Saviour that it shalbe at the last day joyned unto my body agayne and they bothe shalbe placed in that Joy and Rest which is prepared with Christ for all the faythfull, and in the meane tyme I will that my bodie be decentlie buryed in the parish Church of Milstede aforesaid,

Item I give unto the pore people of the parishe of Milstede aforesaid Tenn shillings to be distributed at the discrecion of my Executor,

Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Allen & Ann Allen my Sisters daughters Children to either of them Five pounds, to be paide unto them within one whole yeare next after my decease, they giveing sufficient securitie and assurance to the Content of my Executor for his discharge and that the monyes shalbe put out for the benefitt of the said Children untill theire severall Adges of Eighteene yeares & if it shall happen that any of them doe dye before then the other who shall survive to have that parte alsoe,

Item I give and bequeath unto Francis Parker and Johan Parker my Sisters daughters Children to either of them Five pounds to be paide unto them within One whole yeares next after my decease, they giveinge sufficient securitie & Assurance likewise to the Content of my Executor for his discharge, and that the monyes shalbe put out for the benefitt of the said Children untill theire severall Adges of Eighteene yeares, & if it happen that any of them doe die (or both the other) before the monyes shalbe paide, or before theire said severall Adges of Eighteene yeeres, Then I will that the next issue of my said Sisters daughters shall have theire said Legacies of Five pounds, equally to be divided, & for the lack of such issue, then the Survivor or Survivors of the foresaid Children to have them equally to be divided, And my will and meaninge is that if they or any of them shall not give sufficient Assurance as aforesaid, but that the monyes shall Remayne in the hands of my Executor Longer than one whole year after my decease, then I will that he shall Add unto theire said severall Legacies Twelve pence the pound per annum untill the payment thereof, or untill theire said severall Adges of Eighteene yeeres,

Item I give and bequeath unto Saloman Wood my sonne Fyve pounds to be paid within sixe moneth after my decease, One Joyne Cheste which was his Fathers, Fower payer of streaken sheetes & half a dozen of Napkins,

Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Perryn and Ann Perryn my brother Perryns daughters the worst of all my widowinge apparell to be divided betweene them by the discrecion of my Executor.

And I make and ordeyne Executor of this my last will and testament my Sonne James Wood to whome I give and bequeath the Residue of all my goods and Chattells hereby not formerly given (my debts funerall expences and Legacies discharged).

And in witnes that is my verie true and last will I have caused the same to be written, Read, published, and by my seale to the same Affixed to be confirmed And doe hereby Revoke all former wills the day and yeere first above written ./ x . /The marke of Johan Wood These beinge witnesses thereof
Robert Wilsee X by his marke, George Heselwood, Susan Harden H her marke

Probate 30 April 1629

Johan Wood, née Perryn, wife of Richard Wood of Wormshill who died in 1609


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