1590 - 1629
- [S56] Will, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), LDS Film #0188965, 1627-1630, Vol. 67, folio 19, Jun 1629.
Will of John Milsted of Pluckley, 1629
Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, book 67, folio 19
In the name of God, Amen. The --------day of May in the ------------- and in Anno Domini 1629. I, JOHN MILSTED, of Pluckley, being sick in body but of good and perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God, I do make and ordain this my present testament and last Will in manner and form following.
First, I bequeath my soul unto the hands of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buried in Christian burial.
Item, I give and bequeath unto MARTHA, my wife, all and singular my movable goods and chattels whatsoever and also I give and bequeath unto the said MARTHA, my wife, for her sole use and profit my messuage or tenements and orchards with the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying in Pluckley aforesaid during her natural life and after her decease I will the said messuage or tenement with the orchards and other appurtenances unto my two sons, JOHN and THOMAS to be equally divided betwixt them and to the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten for ever.
If it shall happen that the said JOHN and THOMAS die and depart this life without heirs or heirs of their body or bodies lawfully begotten then I will the said messuage or tenement with the orchards and other appurtenances thereunto belonging unto JOHN MILSTED, son of my brother THOMAS MILSTED, and to his heirs for ever after the decease of MARTHA, my wife ----- the said JOHN MILSTED paying unto THOMAS HOPPER my godson, the son of THOMAS HOPPER, twenty shillings of lawful English money.
Item my will and mind is that MARTHA my wife shall pay unto either of my sons that is to say JOHN and THOMAS when they shall accomplish their several ages of one and twenty years, to either of them five shillings of lawful English money yearly during her natural life.
Item I make and ordain MARTHA, my wife, my full and sole Executrix of this my present Testament and last Will.
Item, I make and ordain THOMAS MILSTED, my brother, my overseer of this my last Will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Sealed in the presence of us his
The mark of Thomas Milsted mark
Proved June 1629 by the oath of Martha Milsted widow of the deceased.
- [S57] Archdeacon's Transcript, Church of England, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), LDS Film #1751588, 31 May 1590.
- [S49] Bishop's Transcript, England, Church of England, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Canterbury, Kent, England, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), LDS Film #1736930, 19 Mar 1629.