P.C.C. Will Transcription
L. Duncan -
Book 54 page 73
Will 11 May 1559
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JOANE PORTREFFE widowe of
Goodherst [Goudhurst] in Kent 11 Maye 1559. 1 Elizabeth. To be buryed in
the churche yarde of Goodhuerst. Vnto Alice my mayde £3. 6. 8. and so
moche Bussett as will make her a peticote and a gowne, whiche is kepte
oute already, and my best peticote and the greatest remnaunte of canvas
saving her father shalhave a shirte cloth and my doughter Alice Style
shall have an
elne of ytt. Also my best brasse potte my cheiste and 2 candlesticks.
To John Cradock my sonne £3. 6. 8. and his sonne James 6.s 8d. and his
doughter Isabell 6s. 8d. and his doughters Jone and Elizabeth eyther of
theym 3s. 4d., and Jone shall have my worst pillought and one of the
worst pillough cotes to hym, 2 pewter dishes and a sawcer and her father
shall have a
sacke and the malt that is in my chamber.
Also I will that James Cradocke my sonnes children shalhave eyther of
theym 6s. 8d. wch is to saie, Richard and Constaunce, Jone, William,
Thomas and Mercye and I will that theyre father shall paye ytt out of
the tenne pounds that he oweth and he theire father shalhave the rest of
the tenne pounds vnto himself.
And I will that Richarde his sonne shalhave a greate brasse pott. James
my sonne theire father shall have my greate brass pott and the worst
blankette vpon my bedde and Richarde his sonne my worst Ketill stopene,
and his suster Constaunce a platter and a pewter dishe and Jone his
suster one candlesticke and a pewter dyshe and Mercy her suster one
I will unto my sonne James Cradocks wif my pewter chardger. I will that
Thomas Cradock shalhave my cawdron and his wif my siluer spone.
To my sonne James Cradock and Thomas my sonnes all the rent due unto me
which is behynde unpayde of Harry Vpton and William of Roberts Bridge in
Sussex his sonen due to me by the last will of
my husbande James Cradocke out of the landes that were my forsaide
To Alice Style my doughter £3. 6. 8., my fetherbedde and bolster, my
cupborde and my best kyrtell and she to paye her sonne John Style 12d
whiche I do gyve hym and also will her my malte querne, my stocke cardes
and my best brasse kettell and she shall paie to William her sonne 8d.
To my thre doughters Alice, Annes, and Elizabeth my thre gownes and vnto
Alice and Annes my doughters all my lynnen unbequeathed and all my
Tubbes and vessells of woode.
To Edwarde Style my flocke bedde and bolster and the couerlett there
vpon. Vnto Simon Stile her sonne my Irne pott and to William her sonne
one Irone kettill that is with Bayles. Also vnto my sonne Styles
children my cowe and calf which is to saie Edwarde, William and John,
Symon and Thomas and she to be solde and they to have the mony egallie.
My best harnesse girdle shalbe sold and the money gyven to the poore.
To Agnes my doughter £3. 6. 8. and my best couerlett and my best
pilloughe and one of the best pilloe cotes and my musteride querne and
to her doughter Margarett 3s. 4d. and my brasse panne and to the rest of
her children eyther of theym 3s. 4d. whiche is to saye John, William,
Edwarde, Richarde, Stephen and Elizabeth.
To Elizabeth Baker my doughter 20s. and to eyther of her children 10s.
which is to saye Jone, William, Jeremye and Agnes and to Jone her
doughter my diaper table clothe and I will Alexander Love 12d. and vnto
William Vousdens childe my godsonne 4d. Vnto Richard Fowsden 18s. whiche
he borowed of me. And also I will that Thomas Cradock shalbe myne
Witnesse Thomas Jewes, Alleyne Cryer and other moo.
Proved 19 July 1559 by Thomas Cradock. (P.C.C. 35 Chaynay)
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