|Whiffen Family Wills 1667-8|
Summary: The Whiffens were a long standing Ash and Ridley family, but at this time owned Whiffens Cottage in Church Road. The house was destroyed in the war, and the house that now stands on the site is called Orchard House. They also owned the neighbouring house called Goodwin's Cottage in the c17th.
1. Elizabeth Whiffin of Ridley, widow (1667) Kent Archives
Mentions sons: Richard and John; and daughters Joan (Scudder), Elizabeth (Boghurst), Grace (Farner) and Sarah. Grandchildren Richard and Elizabeth Whiffen (brother & sister). Grandchildren Elizabeth and Sarah Whiffin, daughters of son Richard. Granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of John. Daughter Joan Scudder and Joan's daughter Elizabeth. Henry Boghurst the son of daughter Elizabeth. Grandchildren Dorothy and Anne Farner, daughters of daughter Grace.
Dated 13 December 1667?
Proved 14 May 1667?
2. George Whiffen of Ash next Ridley, yeoman (1668) Kent Archives DRb/PA38
He leaves his soul to Almighty God, and body to be buried at the discretion of his executrix.
To daughter Sarah - £5
To daughter Jane Adsunne (?) - £5
To son Richard - £5
To granddaughter Jane, daughter of James Wouldham - 40s
Remainder of personality left to wife Elizabeth, who is appointed executrix, whatsoever she dies possessed of to go to daughter Jane and son Richard equally.
George Whiffen (X)
Witnesses: Daniel Munns (X); Thomas Goodwyn
Dated 31 July 1667
Proved at Rochester 20 February 1668