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John Potter - Will 31 June 1522
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1522. Laste daye of June. John Potter of Westram (Westerham) in the
dioc. of Rochester beinge of hole mynde and memorye and in parfyt feythe of
holy churche. To be buryed in Saint Katheryn chauncell next unto the grave of
my father and for my lyinge there I gyve unto the churche of Westram iiij
torchys price of 26/8.
I will myn extors within haulfe yere after my dethe by a stone
uppon my grave wrytten upon it Domine Miserere. I will myn extours pay the
vicar of Westram all my tythes and my fathers tythes and bequests accordinge
to a byll lynge in my stody wrytten with myne owne honde. I will myn extours
within a monyth after my dethe do delyver to every monke professed within the
monastery of Saint Petur of Westram xijd, to my lorde Abbot there
6/8. to maister Priour there 3/4, to masiter tresorer there 3/4, desyringe
then to forgeve me in all that I have not doon my dutye and dyligent servuce
to them accordinge to my fee.
To myne eldest sonne that shall fortune to inheryt my land
accordinge to my last will halfe my beddinge and haulf of my householde stuff
at the age of xxj yeres.
I will Martha my wiff have the other haulfe of my householde
To every housholder being a day labourour dwellinge within the
parishe and Towne of Westram usynge no handy crafte 12d. To the
mending of the high way betwene the nether ende of Botley hill and bitnalbroke
40s and of the high way betwene Cocombe hyll and Edenbrigge
(Edenbridge) other 40s and of the high waye betwene Grenet and
Brokesham parke other 40s.
My extours my sonne William Myddlton and my cosyn John Hodsolle.
To my doughter Elisabeth Middleton tenne mother sheepe callyd
ewys and iij of my best keyne.
[Then follows about the Antem at Westminster, see St Pauls Eccl. Soc.
Item: I gyve unto Martha and Anne, doughters of my said sonne
Wylliam Middleton V marke at their marige. If they both deceas before I will
that Elizabeth and Agnes their sustres have the said tenne markes.
Unto Edmond my sonne £20 at suche tyme as his maister shall thinke moste for
I will that Johane Godfrey my servunt have unto hir mariage xls.
Unto John Waston my godsoone the sonne of John Waston of Chepestede (Chipstead)
This is: of all my landes etc. Furst I will Martha my wif have
all my landes and tentements within the parishes of Edonbrige and Lyngfelde
for terme of her lyf only, also a convennt rome within this my dwellinge house
at Welstrete with easement of the kytchen there and other necessaryes. If she
fortune to marye or deceas before Thomas my eldest son inheryt my landes come
to the age of 21 than I will myn extours take thissues and for thexhibicion
and kepynge of all my childern
I will my feoffes now beyng a lyve as it apperith by severall
dedis of purchase made as well by me as by my father playnly apperyth that
they suffer the forsaid Martha to take thissues etc. of the said londes etc.
assigned duringe her lif and also suffer Thomas my son or that other of my
sonnes the which shall happyn to inheryt my said londes when he comythe to
thage of 21 yeres to take thissues of all my other landis that is my landes in
the parishis of Westram, Brastede and Oxstede and the reversion of my landes
etc. in Edonbrige and Lyngfelde (Lingfield). To him and to theldist heire male
and for lacke to remayne to Richarde my sonne and eldist heire male and for
lacke to Wylliam my sonne and so from theldist heire male to the next eldist
heire male and for defaulte of such issue to remayn to Elizabethe Myddleton my
doughter and of all theires females of the bodyes of all my iij sonnes to be
devided amongs them so that they amongs them provid an honest lyvinge for
Edmonde my sonne and for his childerne if eny be alyve and for lacke of suche
yssue to remayne to my sonne Myddleton and his heires for ever.
I will that Richarde my sonne have all my landes and tenements in
the parrishe of Wrotham and the reversion of all those landes there the whiche
I late purchased of Wyllyam Nysell and all my londes etc. in te paryshe of
Walderne in Sussex I late purchased of Richd More and Kateryne his
wif, doughter and heire of James Tanner and all my landes etc. in the paroche
off Pensherst (Penshurst) to hym and theldest heire male and for lacke to
remayn to Thomas his brother and for lacke to Wylliam my sonne as is above
In my other landes I hartely require and desyre my godde lorde of
Richeford to helpe my sonne Richarde to the feasable possesicion of the
forsaid landes in Walderne and myne extous shal delyver suche somes of mony to
his lordeship as he shall awarde to eny personnes by his good advisement.
I will Wylliam my sonne have all my landis etc. in the parochis
of Senocke (Sevenoaks) and Lye (Leigh) to him and to theldest heire male and
for lacke to remayne to Thomas his brother and for lacke to Richarde my sone.
Wit. Martha Potter, Richarde Potter, Edmond Plomley, Elizabeth Middleton.
Probate 7 Dec 1530 by Wm Myddleton and John Hodsolle exors.
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