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Medieval & Tudor Kent Wills at Lambeth - Book 26  Page 637

WILLIAM PARKER,  Will 11 April 1589

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WILLIAM PARKER of Bethersden being sicke etc., 11 April 31 Elizabeth. To be buried in the earth wheare it shall please God. Vnto the poore people of Bethersden 2s. to be paid within one yeare of my disease. Vnto foure poore men that shall bear me vnto my buriall either of them 4d. Vnto Edward Parker my sonne my coubord in my Hall and my great brasse pot, the which I will my wief shall have the vse of it duringe her lief. Vnto Thomas Parker my sonne my nexte best cobbord. Rest vnto Elizabeth my wief, whom I make executrix. 
Last Will: of my landes. First I will Elizabeth my wief shall have the vse of my tenement which I now dwell in called Wasbrege with the landes belonging being 3 peecs of lande conteyning 10 ackers in Bethersden nowe in my own occupation duringe her lief and after I will my said Tenement called Wosbredge and the 3 peeces of land vnto Edward Parker my sonne in fee simple. I will my wife Elizabeth have the vse and profit of one other Tenement called Parkaker and one other peece of lande thereto belonging called Hickes in Bethersden now in occupacon of Thos. Marlar during her lief and after vnto Thomas Parker my sonne in fee simple. Witnesses: John Lother and John Harris 
Proved at Ashforde 27 June 1589 by oaths of John Lother and John Harris and administration granted to executrix. (263b Whitgift I).

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