1576 - 1643
- This Laurence was of Bekesbourne, Kent at the time of the decease of his brother, Ethelbert, in 1618. Laurence was a defendant in an action joined with the children of Ethelbert brought against Mary, the relict and Executrix of the estate. See Canterbury Cathedral Archives: Diocese of Canterbury
FILE - Ecclesiastical cause papers - ref. DCb/J/J/23/2 - date: 27 Mar 1618
FILE - Archdeaconry Court Miscellaneous - ref. DCb/PRC/18/29/85 - date: 13 Oct 1643[from Scope and Content] PLAINTIFF: Alice OMER rel My RUCKE wid, dau, exix; DEFENDANT: n.s.; DOCUMENT: All; CASE: Test (Laur OMER sr gent, St Geo Cant)
FILE - Archdeaconry Court Miscellaneous - ref. DCb/PRC/18/45/31 - date: 27 Sep 1716[from Scope and Content] Deponents: Pet SACKET, St Jn Than, yeo; Dan SWINFORD, St Jn Than, yeo; Roger OMER, St Jn Than, gent
E 115 Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Certificates of Residence
Piece details: E 115/288/17
Omer, Ethelbert: Kent
Piece details: PROB 4=Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660/15020
Omer, Lawrence, of Offham, Kent, gent
1662 7 May
- [S20] Will, Consistory Court of Canterbury, Consistory Court of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), Registered Wills, vol. 52, folio 369, GSU microfilm #0188864, 6 Oct 1643.
Will of Laurence Omer, Gent., of Canterbury, dated 6 Oct 1643, proved 10 Oct 1643
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, the sixth day of October Anno Domini 1643 and in the nineteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, etc., I, LAURENCE OMER, of the City of Canterbury, Gent., being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect memory, God be praised therefore, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping and assuredly trusting through the merits of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer to be made partaker of life everlasting and y body I commit to the earth from whence it came to be buried in decent sort in the churchyard of Staple as near unto the place where y son Laurence Omer lieth buried as conveniently may be there to rest in expectation of a joyful resurrection.
Item, I give unto the poor that shall repair to my house or come to my burial the sum of five pounds to be distributed amongst them at the discretion of my Executrices hereafter named.
Item, I give unto LAURENCE OMER my grandchild when he shall accomplish his age of one and twenty years the moitie or one half of all my silver plate.
Item, I give unto ANNE OMER, my grandchild, the sum of five pounds to buy her a ring to wear in remembrance of me.
Item, I give and bequeath unto ALICE OMER my wife and to MARY RUCKE my daughter the rectory or parsonage of Preston-next-Faversham in the County of Kent and all the tithes, glebe lands, profits and emoluments thereunto belonging which I hold in lease from the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury and all my right, title, interest and term of years of and in the same.
The residue of all my goods, chattels, plate, monies and personal estate whatsoever, my debts and legacies being paid and discharged, I give and bequeath unto the said ALICE, my wife and MARY RUCKE, my daughter, whom I make joint Executrices of this my last Will and Testament.
This is the last Will and Testament of me the aforenamed LAURENCE OMER made and declared the day and year abovewritten touching the disposition of all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate lying and being in the County of Kent and in the City of Canterbury or elsewhere.
First I will and devise unto the said ALICE, my wife, during her natural life the barn and barn close situate and being in Preston-next-Faversham, aforesaid, it late purchased of John Finch, Gent and after her decease, I will and devise the said barn and barn close unto my said daughter MARY RUCKE and to her heirs and assigns forever.
Item, I will and devise unto the said ALICE, my wife, and her assigns during her natural life all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Preston-next-Wingham in the said County of Kent and the messuage with the appurtenances wherein I now dwell and the gardens, backsides, orchard and lands thereunto belonging or therewith used situate lying and being in the parish of St. George in the City of Canterbury and after her decease I will and devise all and singular the said messuages and lands unto the said MARY RUCKE my daughter and to her heirs and assigns forever and in regard the residue of all my other messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments will after my decease remain descend or come unto the aforenamed LAURENCE OMER my grandchild and his heirs my will, mind and desire is that the said LAURENCE OMER, my grandchild, his tutors, curators and assigns will quietly and peaceably permit and suffer the said ALICE, my wife, to have, hold and enjoy from my death during her natural life for her dower and widow-right the moitie or one half of all such messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate lying and being in Staple, Goodnestone next Wingham, Wickhambreaux and Ash next Sandwich in the said County of Kent which I have settled and assured upon my son, LAURENCE OMER and his heirs in his lifetime and not to force her neither to forego to sue for her dower or molest or trouble her in the having, holding or enjoying of the moitie of the said messuages, lands and premises in lieu of her dower in respect she is lastly entitled to be widowed hereof and I settled the said lands to my said son LAURENCE and his heirs charged with the said dower.
In witness whereof I the said LAURENCE OMER to this my last Will and Testament my hand and seal have set, dated the day and year first above written.
Sealed, subscribed and published the day and year above written in the
Presence of Peter Pycard, Edward Pycard, John Wright
Probate granted 10 October 1643 to ALICE OMER, widow and MARIE OMER als RUCKE, daughter
CC 32 Registered Wills, vol. 52, folio 369, GSU microfilm #0188864
- [S79] Parish Registers, CityArk, Archbishop of Rochester, Rochester, Kent, England, (Rochester, England: CityArk, Medway Council Authority, Kent, England), Ash, Kent, England, 9 Dec 1576.