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Will of John Woodyer

of Maidstone, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1651
Transcribed by John Woodger
In the name of God Amen. The fifteenth day of May Anno D(omi)ni 1649 I John Woodyer of Maidston in the County of Kent gent being of good health and perfect memory [god be praised] doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

Imprimis I give all my howses Lands tenements and hereditaments lyeing and being in Boxley and Maidston or else where within the County of Kent unto Alexander Fisher my kinseman now Fellow and Subwarden of Merton Colledge in Oxford To have and to hold the said howses Lands tnements and hereditamentsunto the said Alexander Fisher his heires and assignes for ever

Item I give forty pounds of good and lawfull English mony unto Ambrose Beale the sonne of Israel {?} Beale of Maidston aforesaid gent begotten by him on the body of Jane his late wife daughter to Henry Fisher gent deceased To bee paid unto the said Ambrose Beale by Alexander Fisher my kinseman afore mentioned whom I make and ordaine executor of this my last will and testament when the said Ambrose Beale shall attaine to the full age of twenty and one yeares provided always and my will is that if my executor aforementioned shall neglect or refuse to pay unto the said Ambrose Beale his legacy of forty pounds aforesaid when he shall attaine unto the age of twentyone yeares as aforesaid Then my minde will is that it shall be lawfull to and for the said Ambrose Beale and his assigne or assignes into my Lands in Boxley aforesaid called Hiddo conteineing two peeces or parcell of Land now or late in the occupation of Thomas Burbedge and John Bogherst to enter and the same to detane and hold keepe and the proffitte thereof to his and their proper use to receive and take untill he the said Ambrose Beale shalbe fully satisfied and paid of his Legacy of forty pounds aforesaid and of every part and p(ar)cell thereof And noe longer

And I doe hereby revoke and adnull all former wills In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the fifteenth day of May Anno D(omi)ni 1649 aforesaid John Woodyer Signed sealed and published in the presence of
Packnam Mustard John Willes Robert Richardson

This will was proved at London before Sr Nathaniel Brent knight Doctor of Laws Master or Keeper of the Prerogative Court the tenth day of February in the yeare of our Lord god according to the Computation of the Church of England one thousand sixteen(hun)dred fiffty one by the oath of Alexander Fisher the Relict of the said deceased and executor named in the said will to whom was comitted admintration of all and singular the goods chattells debts of the said deceased he being first legally sworne well and truly to administer.


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