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Pase Family Will 1608

Will of George Pase of Hartley, Tailor (1608)

Kent Archives Reference: CKS/DRb/Pw/20

In the name of God. Amen. The 16th day of November in the years of Our Lord 1606. I George Pase of Hartley, taylor, in the county of Kent, being of good and perfect remembrance, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First: I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God, my maker, unto Jesus Christ, my saviour and redeemer, and unto the Holy Ghost, my sanctifier. And my body to be buried within the churchyard of Hartley.

Item: I give unto Elizabeth, my wife, whom I do make and ordain my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, two acres and a half of land, by estimation more or less, called by the name of the Uppermost Crofte, to be sold for the most advantage for the paying of debts and legacies, which I do owe and for this cause I do ????? the said 2 acres and a half to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give my house and the rest of my land unto my wife and my mother, during their lives, and if it chance that either of [them] do die, that then the other to have it all during her life. And after they be deceased, I do give the house and that land unto my brother William, during his life, and after his decease unto his son William, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I make William [.............] elder [...................................]

These being witnesses: (S) Thomas Smith scriptor?, (S) Nicholas Ellis, (S) William Elynson.

Proved 18th January 1607 (1608).