KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  -- RESEARCH    Studying and sharing Kent's past      Homepage

Tudor P.C.C. Will Transcription by L. L. Duncan - Book 54 page 59

JOHN AUSTEN,  Will June 1547

Return to Book 54 Contents Page 

On Corpus Xfi Eve June 1547, JOHN AUSTEN of Goodherste [Goudhurst] before his Fryndes, his neyboures and wytnes made and declared his laste will.
To William Austen his sonne the house and lands he boughte of one Bochinge of Awkurste [Hawkhurst] in Kente when 24 and if he die to Richarde his sonne.
To the same Richarde his sonne a mesuage and lands that he, John Austen, bought of John Gosse and [blank] Oxleye of Tunbridge when 24 yeres of age.
To his three doughters 60, euery of them 20 at mariage by thadvyse of William Austyn the testatours Father, John Stephen his father in lawe, Margaret Austyn his wyfe, Richard Austyn his brother, Alexaunder Stephen his brother in lawe, William Austyn his brother and Alexaunder Tate his brother in lawe.
Margaret his wiffe to have the doynge or disposinge of his goodes and to have his Brother, William Austen to be joyned to her and bycause the saide Margaret his wyfe stode still making no answere thereunto therefore the saide John Austen badd her yf she wolde not have the same William adjointed to her then she to take any other person whome she wolde.
These being present: John Lowe, mercer, William Austen thelder, John Stephen thelder, Alexander Stephen, William Austen the yonger, wt mannye other moo.
Proved 21 April 1548 by John Clerke notary public for Margaret relict.
28 November 1567 a commission to Dionese Austen alias Sare daughter of the deceased to adm: goods not adm. by relict and executrix. (P.C.C. 5 Populwell)

Return to Book 54 Contents Page

Back to Wills Introduction     Back to Library and Visual Records      Back to Research         Back to Homepage

This site is hosted by Medway Internet      Kent Archaeological Society is a registered charity number 223382
Kent Archaeological Society 2003     

This website is constructed by enthusiastic amateurs.  Any errors noticed by other researchers will be to gratefully received so
 that we can amend our pages to give an accurate record as possible. Please send details too