P.C.C. Will Transcription
L. Duncan -
Book 54 page 59
JOHN AUSTEN, Will
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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
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
These being present: John Lowe, mercer, William Austen thelder, John
Stephen thelder, Alexander Stephen, William Austen the yonger, wt mannye
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
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