Will of Peter Wynne of Canterbury

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Peter Wynne of the parish of St. Margaretts in the citie of Canterburie doo this one and twentieth of May anno dom. 1638 make my last will and testament in manner and form following: First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly? father and redeemer, and my bodie is to be buried in the Church of St. Georges in the said cittie of Canterburie, so near unto my late and deceased father and mother as convenient as may be.Item I give and bequeath unto the poor people of the parish where it shall please God to bear me out of this world the sum of tenn shillings to bee distributed according to the disposition of Martha my loving Wife whom I do ordain to be my full and sole executrix of this my last will & testament. And for those worldly goods which God of his infinite mercies hath bestowed upon me, I dispose of them as following: Imprimis:I give and bequeath unto Robert Wynne my sonne one cofer with corners tipped and footed with silver and my seal ring I doo usually wear on my finger,all the silver platters as marked in his own name, namely RW and my pocket watch. All other of my goods, wattels, chattels, goblets, silver plate, all my readie money I give and bequeath unto Martha Wynne, my loving wife aforesaid. This is the last will and testament of me the said Peter Wynn made and declared the daie and year above written touching and concerning all my houses,lands,tenaments and hereditaments whatsoever: First I will and and bequeath unto the said Martha Wynne my loving wife all my houses lands, tenaments, and hereditaments whatsoever and also all my leases and terms of years therein only for and during her natural life. And after her decease I give and bequeath the said houses, lands, tenaments and also all my leases and terms of years therein then to come unto Robert Wynne my sonne and to his heirs forever. I would always that if Robert Wynne my sonne doo dye without heirs of his bodie lawfully begotten and that Martha my wife have no other child by me begotten, then I give and bequeath unto Christopher May sonne of Sarah May, late of the cittie of Canterbury, deceased two small messuages or tenaments situated and being in the parish of St. Georges aforesaid lin a lane called Dover lane, and are now in the occupation of Rawlins a ropemaker and his sonne Rawlins, or of their atty, to him the said Christopher and to his heires forever. Also I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth May one other of the children of the said Paul May one other messuage or tenaments being an oatmeal mill, and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging situate and being in the aforesaid lane, and is now in the occupation of Arnold Popejoy or of his atty for the said Elizabeth and to her heires forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Anne wife of Roger Pey of the cittie of London two messuages or tenements situated and being in Stower St.in the parish of St. Mildred? in cittie of Canterburie and also one other messuage and or tenemant with a barn, orchard and lands thereunto belonging situate, lying or being in the parish of Herenbitt in the Countie of Kent to her and her heires forever. Earlier I wrote that if my said sonne Robert dye without heirs of his bodie lawfully begotten, then I will and bequeath unto my said wife Martha and to her heirs forever my messuages and tenaments and lands thereunto belonging together with the leases of the ground Whereon is built a barne, and all other the appurtenances thereunto belonging situated and being in the parish of Whitestaple att a place called Lymbot Banckes now in the occupation of Walter Rice of his atty further my will and meaning is that if the said two children of Paul May shall fortune to enjoy their--legacies before in this my will to them given that then they shall pay out of their said legacies or houses aforementioned unto my said sister Pey? or her atty. the full sum of tenn pounds toward her maintenance in manner following this is to say that the aforesaid Christopher May shall pay for his share four pounds of the said tenn pounds, and that aforesaid Elizabeth May shall for her part pay six pounds of the said tenn pounds within months -- after such time as they shall--- enjoy their legacies aforesaid but if the said Christopher and Elizabeth May or either of them shall neglect or refuse to pay the tenn pounds above mentioned to my said sister Ann in manner and forms abovescribed, that then it shall be lawful for my said sister or her atty to enter into the said houses of both or any of them and to possess, hold and enjoy them or any of them to her or themselves until such time as the aforesaid tenn pounds be fully satisfied and paid as above said, for revoking all former wills and in testimonie that this is my last will and testament I have sett my hand & seal the day and year above written.

Peter Wynne

Sealed, ratified and confirmed in the presence of ---- ---- Thomas--- George Morgan 31 May 1638

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