Will of William Cayno, clerk of Hartley (1593)
Centre for Kentish Studies DRb/Pwr/18.209
In the name of God, Amen. The 11th December in the year of our Lord God 1592. I William Cayno of Hartley in the county of Kent, clerk, weak of body but of perfect memory, thanks be to God, do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker, and to Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer, and my body to earth in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. [......] I give and bequeath to each one of my daughter Milles, her children, 10 shillings (?). Also I give to John Mylles her husband of Rodmersham, the sum of £5 of good and lawful money of England, to be paid within one half year after my decease. Also I give unto Mr Edmund Balame, my son in law, the sum of £5 of lawful money of England, and unto his wife Margaret, my daughter 20 shillings, to be paid within the time aforesaid. Also my will and meaning is that if Avis my wife do marry again, she shall pay or cause to be paid unto easch one of my daughters £6 6s 8d. Also wheras I have of Robert Draper the piece of woodground as by writing it doth appear, if the said Robert do no redeem the same, my will and meaning is that Avis my wife shall have the benefit hereof, for and during her natural life, and after her decease to remain to my two daughters or their heirs indifferently. Also whereas I have an annuity of William and Robert Fletcher of 30 shillings a year, if the said Robert do not redeem the same then my will and meaning is that Avis my wife shall have the benefit thereof for and during her natural life, and after her decease to remain to her two daughters or their heirs indifferently. Item: I give unto my daughter Mylls, 20 shillings. Finally I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods, moveable and immoveable, to Avis my wife, whom I ordain my whole executrix by this my last will and testament. And I appoint overseers Mr Edmund Balame and John Mylles my sons in law. Witnesses hereunto John Turner, Petly Wyborke. .
Proved at Rochester 12 January 1593.