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Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 5

ROGER BATE,  Will 4 May 1506

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ROGER BATE of the parish of Gowthurst [Goudhurst] in Kent, clothemaker, 4 May 1506. To be buried in the parish church of Gowthurst before the image of the glorious Virgin Mary. To the fabric of the church 6s. 8d. To the light of the herse before the high altar (Lum: hercie coram summum altare) there 12d. Towards the marriage of each of my daughters viz, Johan, Elizabeth, Dorathee, Margerie and Alice 50 viz to each 10. If Agnes my wife refuse to be executrice then I leave her 20. Rest to Agnes my wife and Alexander Courtorp and Richard Brykenden. [Latin]
This is &e. of me Roger Bate. My feoffes of my messuages and lands at Pluclay shall suffre Agnes my wif to have the occupying of the said house and to remayn to John Bate my eldest son, paying yerely to his moder 6s. 8d. If he decesse then to Thomas my son and if he decesse then to my doughters.
I will that mese yt I am in purches of in Cranebroke shall remayn unto Agnes my wif for terme of 20 yeres paying of my goodes the residew of the purches according to the writing the which was made betwene John Davy and me and to remayn to Thomas Bate my sone. If he decesse then to John Bate my son.
Witness: Sr. Richard Wode, parishe preest of Gowtherst, William Hickys, David John and other moo.
Proved 24 June 1506 by Dom. Richard Wode, chaplain, and William Hyckyns for the relict. (P.C.C. 8 Adeane)

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