Hartley Wills - Edwards Family
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The Edwards were c17th landowners in Hartley. They owned Hartley Cottage, Stocks Farm and Hartley Wood Corner.
Peter Mayer, 2002
K AO DRb/PW34
Will of John Edwards of Hartley (1667)
He leaves his soul to Almighty God.
To poor of Hartley: 10 shillings at his burial.
To George Eves, minister: 20 shillings to preach a sermon at his funeral.
To John his son, of Dartford: his land at Hartley, with reversion to executrices, and annuity of £5 to any widow)
To his two daughters, ie. Dennis Alchin widow, and Annis Kettle, wife of Francis Kettle of Stone (executrices): lease of 2 pot? houses at Milton next Gravesend.
To grandson, Barnaby Alchin: £5
To Dorothy Goldsmith of Boxley widow, beloved sister: £5
To Matthew? Goldsmyth, beloved kinswoman, daughter of his sister: £5
To all godchildren: 5 shillings each.
To Denise and Annis, executors: the remainder of his personal goods.
To George Eves, overseer: 20 shillings for his pains.
John Edwards (X)
29 August 1664
PRO PROB 11/342
Will of Thomas Edwards of East Malling, yeoman (1673)
He leaves his soul to God and his body for a decent burial
To poor of East Malling: 20s in cash and 20s in bread.
To wife Ann: £10 or a year's boarding with his executor; wearing apparel; 5 sheets and 5 pairs of coarse sheets; 12 fine napkins and 12 coarse napkins; 1 fine tablecloth, 3 coarse tablecloths; 2 fine and 3 coarse pillowcases; 4 towels and 6 coarse towels; 1 new hanging press for clothes; 1 great joined chest called the wooden chest; 1 plain chest and 1 trunk covered with leather etc. - for life only then to grandson William.
To grandson William: various gifts of bedding etc.
To Mary, Anne and Joan, daughters of William: £30 each.
To grandson William: land at Riarsh and East Malling and all other land (not specified)
Executor to be William, overseer his friend Francis Twisden.
Dated 7 March 1672/3
Proved at London 6 May 1673