1526 - 1568
||9 Mar 1568
||Bethersden, Kent, England 
||Young Family Kent Ancestry
||08 Sep 2007 17:07:11 |
||Julyan, b. Abt 1526 |
- [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 #0188939, 1567-1570, Vol 40, folio 144, 28 Mar 1568.
Will of Edward Mylsted, of Bethersden 1567
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, in the year of our lord a thousand five hundred three score and seven and in the tenth year of the reign of our dread Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth, I EDWARD MYLSTED, of Beatrysden [Bethersden, Kent], whole of mind and perfect remembrance god be praised therefore, do make and ordain this my present Testament and last Will in manner and form following:
First I bequeath my soul unto all mighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the earth where it shall please God, Also I give unto the poor people of Beatrysden aforesaid 20d.
Finally, I give unto JULYAN, my wife, a seam of my wheat and a quarter of my oaten malt.
Also I give unto MARGARET, my daughter, my great cauldron of brass.
Also I give unto SUZAN, my daughter, my great cupboard
Finally all the residue of my household stuff my will is it shall be shifted between JULYAN my wife and MARGARET and SUZAN my daughters, the one half unto JULYAN, my wife, and the other half unto my said daughters, to be shifted immediately after my decease, and when it is evenly shifted my will is that my said daughters, MARGARET and SUZAN shall have an inventory made of their parts and my will is that JULYAN, my wife, shall have the custody and occupying of the said parts all the time of her natural life
Also I give unto WYLLYAM, my son, all my timber that I have bought and my posse and rayle and all my nedec and keyes that I have lying between Richard Godfreys and Stretborne and all my wood at Stretbourne and four of my ewes and four lambs which my executor will
Also I give him an acre of oat lands plowed and oats for to sow it.
Finally I give unto JULYAN, my wife, two of my kyen which she will those out of my stock.
Also I give unto JOHN MYLSTED, the son of ROBERT MYLSTED my son, an ewe and a lamb.
Also I give unto MILDRED MILSTED, daughter unto the said ROBERT MYLSTED, an ewe and a lamb to be delivered unto them immediately after my decease.
Also I give unto other of my daughters, MARGARET and SUZAN to either of them an ewe and a lamb and they to have the keeping for them with my executor unto Michaelmas next coming.
Furthermore, I give unto JULYAN, my wife, for the next year 2 seams of wheat and sixteen bushels of oat malt to be delivered unto her after the next Michaelmas so soon as it may conveniently be made ready.
Finally all the residue of my moveable goods, corn, and cattall unbequeathed I give and bequeath it unto NATHANYELL, my son, whom I make and ordain to be my sole Executor to pay my debts and my bequests and other my funeral charges, except my will is I give out of my household before willed unto NATHANYELL, my son, a flocke bed with other things belonging thereto, which my wife will.
Also I will to be excepted out of my wood at Stretborne before willed unto WYLLYAM my son, one yard the which I give unto my son, NATHANYELL, and unto JULYAN, my wife.
And also my will is that the said NATHANHYELL, my son and JULYAN, my wife, shall have all my wood about my house. And my will is that JULYAN my wife shall have her dwelling in my house that I now dwell in and the keeping for her 2 kyen before willed unto her unto Michaelmas next coming.
Also I do appoint ROBERT BRYSSENDEN and RYCHARD TUSNOTHE to be my overseers to see this my present testament fulfilled and done and so often as they shall take any pains about my will that my Executor shall content them for their pains.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL of me the forenamed EDWARD MYLSTED and by me personally declared for the disposition of my lands.
First I give unto JULYAN, my wife, out of my lands three pounds a year during the whole term of her natural life, half-yearly to be paid her and for lack of payment of the same, my will is that is shall be lawful for my said wife to enter and distrain in and upon all my lands and tenements and the distress there so taken lawfully to withhold and impound until such time as the same be fully satisfied contented and paid
Finally I give unto NATHANYELL my son all my lands and tenements in Beatrysden aforesaid to be had to him and to his heirs forever provide further my will is that WYLLYAM my son shall have forty shillings a year out of my lands during the whole term of his natural life, half-yearly to be paid him and for lack of payment of the same my will is it shall be lawful for the said WYLLYAM my son to enter and distrain in and upon all my lands and tenements or any part thereof and the distress there so taken to withhold and impound until such time as the said sum be satisfied, contented and paid.
Also my will is that if it be so that my said son WYLLYAM will sell away the said yearly rent before willed unto him that then my will is he shall let his brother NATHANYELL buy it, and no other man and if he will needs sell it to any other man and that his brother and he can not agree for it, that then my will is he shall not have the said yearly rent before willed unto him.
Also I give unto JOHN MYLSTED and MYLDRED MYLSTED aforesaid to other of them twenty shillings of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto them when they shall come to their age of twenty years.
Finally I give unto WYLLYAM my son, eight pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid him his heirs, executors or assigns, at 2 several payments that is to say, four pounds within seven years after my decease and the other four pounds to be paid him within eight years after my decease.
Also I give unto MARGARET my daughter five pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her at Michaelmas next coming.
Finally I give unto SUZAN my daughter five pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid unto her at Michaelmas coming or twelve months provided further my will is that my Executor shall between this and Whit Sunday next coming pay and deliver or cause to be paid and delivered unto ROBER BRYSSENDEN and RYCHARD TUSNOTH of Beatrysden aforesaid, five pounds of good and lawful money of England and they to keep the said five pounds to the use of MYLDRED PELL, my daughter, unto such time as JOHN PELL her husband will put in sufficient kind (?) to make the said MYLDRED his wife, worth eight pounds after his decease and if the said JOHN PELL do refuse to be bound in such bond according to my will that then my will is that the said ROBERT BRYSSENDEN and RYCHARD TUSNOTH shall repay back again four pounds to my Executors and the other twenty shillings I give unto the said JOHN PELL
Witness hereof Thomas Browne, Stephen Snothe and John Harrys.
Probate granted 28 March 1568
Will of Wyllyam Mylsted of Bethersden, 12 March 1567/68
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, the 12th day of the month of March, in the year of our Lord God, a thousand, five hundred, sixty and seven [O.S.], and in the tenth year of the reigne of our most gracious and Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, Queen, defender of the faith, I, WYLLYAM MYLSTED, of the parish of Beatrysden [Bethersden] within the county of Kent, being of good and perfect remembrance laud and praise be unto all mighty God, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First I desire that God of his free mercy will receive my soul into his hands and I will that my body be buried in the churchyard of the parish of Beatrysden aforesaid.
I do also give and bequeath unto JULYAN MYLSTED, my mother, all and singular such sum and sums of money and all and singular other goods whatsoever are willed and bequeathed unto me by the last Will and Testament of EDWARD MYLSTED, my father, late deceased, whom I make also and ordain to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, these being witnesses hear of Andrew Dowle, Vicar of the said parish, and writer hereof and Thomas Gybbyns.
Probate granted 29th March 1568.
- [S64] Depositions, Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury
Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, (Kent Family History Society), 29 May 1556.
Examinations held 29th day of May 1556 in Canterbury.
Edward Milkested [sic] of Beatrisden examined in regarding the Will of Robert Bresenden [sic] and says that in the last week was twelve months this deponent came to the testator’s house to see how he did at which time then he found with the testator Thomas Breseland and John Holnest and then the said testator desired this deponent to bear witness of his Will and so willed John Holnest to read his Will being the same that is exhibit (saving he saith that at that time these words interlined in the 28th line a capite viz “or at the day of marriage” was not then written in the Will and nether the last clause which is written within other hands in the end of the Will sithens [since] that time) and after the reading thereof the testator declared allowed it to be his last Will and testament and at that time he was of good and perfect remembrance, and further this deponent saith that where it is mentioned in the said Will that the testator’s wife should pay to his executor as to his daughter by the space of 7 years 46 shillings 8 pence he believeth that it is altered sithens [since] and that it should be 3 pounds, 6 shillings 8 pence and also deposeth that he was not at the writing of the said Will but came at the reading thereof.
And as to ________ the rasing betwixt the lines at this mark “F.P.” he cannot depose anything thereof but he saith that he doth well remember the words of the Will to be as they now be written without any further disposition to his remembrance.
Also he cannot depose of these words “the receipt of all my lands and movables” being interlined at this mark -Φ-.
Johannes [John] Holnest of Beatrisden [sic] examined in regarding the Will of Robert Bresenden [sic] and says that the testator made his testament and last Will being the self same that is exhibited saving he cannot depose of these words following which are interlined in the 23rd line vizt: “or at the day of marriage” neither of the last clause which is written after the witness and further he saith that where it is mentioned in the said Will that the testator’s wife should pay by the space of 7 years to the executor or to the testator’s daughter 46 shilling 8 pence he saith and deposeth that the same was 3 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence by the Will of the testator which is now altered by rasing [erasing] and as touching the residue he saith it was the will of the testator reddens [?] _______ _______ saith the day of the date of the testament he this deponent being sent for came to the testator to writ his Will at which time he did begin the same but he saith that it was not ended before Easter Monday following for he saith that it was not written at one time but at diverse times as the testator’s Will was and saith that the same Will was written by this deponent in the testator’s house at sundry times none being present but the testator and this deponent and upon the Easter Monday following when the Will was finished the testator called for Thomas Breseland and Edward Milkested [sic] to bear witness of his said Will and after their coming to the testator he caused this deponent to read the said Will now exhibited saving the words interlined as is aforerehearsed and the latter clause which this deponent did not write and after the reading thereof the testator allowed it to be his last Will and testament and desired this deponent and the said Thomas Breseland and Edward Milkested to bear witness thereof, which were then at his house, at which time the testator was in good and perfect remembrance.
Further examined deposeth and saith that as to __________ the rasure of certain words in the Will at this token “F.P.” he cannot depose any thing thereof and he saith that the Will is of his own hand such as afore he hath deposed and yet he doth not ________ that at the writing thereof there were in that place any words interlined for he remembreth well that these words “as my daughter cometh to her age of 20 years and then my will is my said daughter shall have her whole lands etc” were spoken by the testator in that manner as it is written without rehearsal of any other disposition as he remembreth.
He is uncle to the daughter of the testator and brother to the testator’s wife, etc.
Also of the interlining of these words “receipt of all my lands and movables” interlined at this token -Φ- he cannot depose but he saith that the words under these stricken were the same that he wrote.
Thomas Breseland examined in regarding the Will of Robert Bresenden [sic] and says that upon Easter Monday was twelve months this deponent came to the testator’s house as well to visit him because he had heard that he was sick as also to take his leave of him for at that time the testator was minded to go to London for physick [sic] and after this deponent had talked with the said testator he desired this deponent to bear witness to a thing that he had made meaning his Will and thereupon caused Holnest to read the same in the presence of this deponent and Edward Milkested [sic] and after the reading thereof he allowed it to be his last Will and testament and further saith and deposeth that the Will which was then red before the said testator and by him allowed is the self same Will that is now exhibited saving at that time these words interlined in the 23rd line vizt: “or at the day of marriage” was not then written in the said Will neither the latter clause after the witness which words and clause are written in an other hand whereupon this deponent cannot depose and further saith that the 46 shillings 8 pence which his wife should pay to his executor or his daughter the space of 7 years was then 3 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence and is altered sithers [since] that time and saith also that he was not at the writing of the said Will but at the reading only at which time the testator was of good remembrance.
Also examined deposeth and saith that he cannot depose any thing of the rasure made betwixt the lines at this mark “F.P.” neither he doth remembreth that the testator made any further disposition or otherwise than it is there written, etc. Neither can he depose of the words interlined at the mark -Φ- but saith that the Will was as it is to be read in the line underneath where the words of like effect be put.
He is cousin germain to the testator’s daughter, he that they be sister’s children, the testator’s widow is his aunt.
The event of attendance at the house of Robert Bresenden occurred on Easter Monday of 1555 with the depositions held 29 May 1556.
- [S57] Archdeacon's Transcript, Church of England, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, (U.S.A., Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah), LDS Film #1751588, 9 Mar 1568.