Wills, Administrations, & Inventories, England, 1500s
- Will of Joane Sakett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent
Date: 31 March 1501
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-8-61
Testatrix: Joane Sakett, widow of Solomon Sakett, St Peter's
Agnes grannt my goddaughter, Thomas Sprakling, Margaret Sprakling, Margerye Sprakling, [Denise] Cakelyn, Johane Sprakling, Richard Sprakling, Willia- Sprakling, our lady of Wallsingh-m, hym that shall labour to our Lady of Walsingham, Alice Lidered, Elene Sprakling, Margery Lidered, Edward Lidered
Thomas Sprakling, Edward Lidered
Sr Hugh Hugh vicar, Richard Sprakling, Willia-
In the name of god Amen the last day of the monyth of March the ye-r of the Incarnation of our lord god m ccccc and one I Johane Sakett the widowe of Sal-mon Sakett of the p-ishe of Saynt Peter in the Ile of Thanet of pfyt mynde and good remembrance in this ma-n forme folowing make my testament First I bequeth my soule to allmighty god to our lady Saynt Marye and all the Sayntes of heven my body to be buried in the churchyard of Saynt Peter aforesaid Also I bequethe to the high auter of the said churche 12d It-m to every lyght in the said churche of the whiche I am sister a busshell of whete It-m to Agnes grannt my goddaughter 1 busshel of whete It-m I bequethe to Thomas Sprakling a brasse pott a ketill 2 disshes of peutre a tabillclothe 1 payer of shetes It-m to Margaret Sprakling a nother brasse pott a panne a payer of shetes a blankett a cov-lytt a [laber] a candelstikke a chist a [kirtill hal_] my best clok a tableclothe 2 pillowes 2 peutre disshes It-m I bequethe to Margerye Sprakling my russet kyrtill my … wt [bokram] and a payer of beddes Also I beque-the to [Denise] Cakelyn a chest my velett hoode and a peutre disshe Also I bequethe to our lady auter in the churche my best tableclothe It-m to Johane Sprakling 1 peutre disshe a candellstikk and a litle brasse potte It-m to Richard Sprakling a payer of shetes a coverlitt and a peutre disshe It-m to Willia- Sprakling [Jnr?] 1 [bering] shepe It-m to the foresaid Thomas Sprakling my second … and a litle chest Also I bequethe to our lady of Wallsingh-m my best [beedes] wt a ring of silv- Also I bequethe to hym that shall labour to our Lady of Walsingham to offer the said beedes and ring for hys labr and expense 10s Also I bequethe to the rep-ations of the churche friers in Sandwiche 10d Also to Steven Sprakling 1 busshell of whete It-m to Alice Lidered a litle chest to the said churche workes a shepe Also I bequethe the said Thomas Sprakling iij shepe Also I bequethe the daughter of the said Thomas Spraking a shepe Also I bequethe to the aforesaid 4 shepe Also I bequethe to Johane and Elene Sprakling the other half p-te of my clok And to the said Elene Sprakling my red hode and a peutre disshe It-m to Alice Sprakling daughter of the said Thomas Sprakling a lambe and to Alice Sprakling her sister a lambe also I bequethe to [iche] of the children of the sayd Thomas Sprakling a lambe … of peutre Also I bequethe to Margery Lidered my vulett kyrtill Also I will that ther be … for the helth of my soule at my forthbering 6 masses wt [placebo] and dirge At my monithes day and 12 monyth day every of them 6 masses wt placebo and dirge The residue … of all my goodes aftre my dettes and bequethes payed I geve and bequethe to the said Thomas Sprakling and Edward Lidered that they therof dispose for the helthe of my soule as they for best to be [dooi goe] for to [pleace] and my soule to … whyche Thomas and Edwarde I ordeyne and make my executours Also I bequethe to [Iche] of my said executrs for there labr 20d This wittnessith Sr Hugh Hugh vicar of the said churche Richard Sprakling Willia- [-oblet] [p;others]
Probatium ixmo Junij Jura Sprakling & [-oblett] … est adm-stratio executveibnt …
- Will of Thomas Sakett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, date not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-8-158).
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- Letters of administration of the estate of Eleanor Sakett of Kent.
Court: not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, A-Act 1-182.
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- Will of William Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, date not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-12-29.
Wife Alice, all personal estate, tenement & lands during lifetime, then to son John.
Executors: Wife Alice & son John.
In the name of God Amen this is the last will & testament of me William Sackett the yere of our Lorde MCCCCCXI good & full mynde make my testament in this man-[ner] of wyse I bequeath my soule to Almighty God to our lady & to all sents in Heven & my body to be buried in the churchyarde of Saint John in the ile of tanet And I bequeath to the hye aultr for forgoten tythes iijs & for iiijd Itm I bequeath to sent [_atyd] lyght a bushel barly Itm I bequeath to sent Antonys lyght a bushel of barly Also I wyll that Alice my wyfe shall have all my movabls paying my detts & my bequests also I wyll Alice my wyfe & John my sone shal be myn executors
This is the last will of the forsaid Willm ye day above wrytyn the yere of King Harry the VIIIth the iij yere I Wyllm wyll yt my feoffees Thomas Culmer Robert Lucas Willm Gavy-roy Willm [___] shall sell as muche land as shall pay my detts yf my movabylls be not abell to stretch so said also the residue of my lands & tenements my detts & bequests payd I wyll yt my feoffees shall suffer Alice my wyfe to occupye my tenement & landes deuryng her lyff paying ye lorde of the fee & aft the decease of Alice my wyf I wyll that my landes & tenementes shall remayne to John my son Witness heir of Wyllm [Gabyroy] Jhon Smyth Thoms [___] et alijs [Alice]
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- Will of Johan Saget of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, date not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-12-88.
[Latin section 40 lines - transcript not yet attempted]
This is the last will of me the said Johan Saget made the day & yere above said and the first yere of the reign of King Henry VIII of and upon all my landes and tenementes whersoev- they be liyng in which landes & tenementes Thmo- Northwodde Richard Northwodde John ___ and Thomas ___ enfeoffed First I will that my said feoffes shall enfeffe Thomas ___ ymediately after my disiesse of and in all my landes and tenemente to hym and to his heires and to his assignes for ev'more under thys co-dicion folowyng That the said Thomas ___ his heires or his assignes shall pay or cause to be payed to my said feoffes to the pformans of my will xxti marke of lawfull money of england within vj yere aft my deceasse ev'y yere by eqalle portion And I gyve to evry one of my feoffers for their labours xijd.
- Letters of administration of the estate of Walter Sakett of Minster in Thanet, Kent.
Court: not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, A-Act 4-102.
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- Will of John Sagett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, date not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-153.
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- Will of John Sakett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 4 Jul 1529.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, Sep 1529.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-246.
Wife Johan, all personal estate + wheat & barley; tenement & lands for 8 years.
Two unnamed daughters, profit of house & lands for 6 years after their mother's 8 years, to be paid to daughters at age 18.
Son William, seam of wheat & seam of barley when he inherits lands. To have house & lands for 4 years after the above 14 years; after 4 years to have specified lands of 4 acres, 6 acres, 1½ acres, 2 acres, & 1 acre.
Son John, residue of lands & tenement at age 24.
Sister Alice & her children, reversion (with St John's Church) if all other beneficiaries deceased.
Executors: feoffees Symon Davy?, Robert Lyderer, Richard Sakett.
Witnesses: William Norwood, Richard Sakett, Roger Perken?, Symon Davy?, William Wanstall?, Thomas Culn-?.
In deo noie Amen The iiijth day of Julye in the yer of oure lord god M VCxxix I John Sakett of the paryshe of Saynt Johns yn the Ile of Thanet being yn full memerye make my will yn forme and man folowing / First I bequeth my soule to allmyghty god and to our blyssed lady Saynte Marye & to all the holy companye of heven And my body to be buried yn the church yard of Saynt Johns Itm i give to the high aulte for my tithes and oblations forgoten xijd Itm- I give to the churche worke of Saynt Johns ij Itm- I will [h_] at my forthe fare iij masses And at my _ v masses And v at my xij monethe _ Itm- I give to evry light that I am a brother of iiijd Itm- I give to Johane my wif all my movable goods payen it my dettes and my bequests savyng v semes of whete & v semes of barley the _ shall remayne to the place Of the whiche whete & barley my son Willm shal have a seme of whete and a seme of barley when he cometh to his parte of his [lands?] it, I give to _ xls to be payd within thre yere aft my dcasse And if _ dye within the thre yere it shall remayne to my wif Itm I make myne executors my wif Johane Sakett & Willm- Norwod And I give to Willm- Norwod for his labor xxd
This is the last will of me John Sakett of & uppon all my land and tenement the day & yere above written First I give Johan my wife all my lands and tement for the space of viij yere & she to kepe lawfull repacion and she shall not waste nor spoyle my _ but as she _ _ And aft that viij yere I will that the profit of my hous & landes shall remayne to my two daughters for the space of vj yeres and I will that Willm Norwud do receive it for theym and then to have it divided even betwene thaym at the age of xviij yeres And if any of thaym dye wtin age and without issue then I will them be the others heir and if they dye bothe within age & without issue of their bodies lawfully begoten then I will that my wife have bothe their partes And aft that vj yere I will that my son William shall have my hous and all my landes for the space of iiij yeres And aft that iiij yere I will my son William shal have to his parte iiij acres of land lyeng at Robsons boshe and vj acres at [Col_] Dane / one acr & an half betwene the landes of Thomas [Coln] And ij acres lyeng by the [heges] waye next to Thomas Arlettes hege and an acre lyeng at the lane ende And all the residue of my landes & tenent I give to my son John Sakett at the age of cciiij yeres And if any of thaym dye w-tin age and w-tout Issue of their bodies lawfully begeted then I will that them be the others heir And if they both dye without Issue I will that it shall remayne to my daughters & to their heirs And if they dye all without issue of theis bodies lawfully begeted then I will that my hous and landes be sold and I geve half thereof I give to a _ _ and my [frendes] yn the church of Saynt Johns And the other half I will it be divided yn two partes And the parte I give to the churche of Saynt Johnes And the other parte I give to my sister Alice And to her children And I make my feoffes Symon [Davy] Robert [lyderer] and Richard Sakett the executors Witness Willm Norwod Richard Sakett Roger [Perken] Symon [Davy] Willm [Wanstall] & [Thomas Culn-] with other _" "Probatu fuit sup _ Septembris Anno Dm millimo _ Roger _ et Willm Wanstall & _ Appiobat- & _
- Will of Edward Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: January 1531.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, date not known.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-19-136.
Wife Johane, tenement and land at Church Hill during her lifetime.
Son Richard to inherit after Johane's death.
[Latin section of 21 lines not yet transcribed/ translated]
This is the last will of me the said Edward Sackett made the day and yere above written And yn the xxij yere of the Reign of our sovryne Lord Kyng Henry the viijth of and uppon all my lands & tenement with thapptences In the whiche lands & tenement Thomas Norwode of the þyshe of Saynt petre beforesaid and Alexander Culin of the þyshe of Saynt John the Baptist by me be enfeoffed First imediatly after my decesse I will that my said feoffes shall suffre Johane my Wiff to have hold and occupieng of my tene¯nt at saynt peters churche hill beforesaid and all my lands longing therto duryng her liffe onely levyng sufficient repations and payeing the Lorde of the fees And after the decesse of the said Johane my wife I Will that my said feoffes shall enfeoff Richard my son yn thaforesaid ten¯t and yn the landes longyng therto yn [ ] and his issue for ev¯more And if the said Richard my sone dye before the saide Johane my wife And wtout Issue of his bodye lawfully goten then I will that affter the decesse of the saide Johane my wife my said feoffes shall sell the said ten¯t and all the lands longyng therto And the money therof to be [ ] yn this man¯ and forme foloweing First I bequeth vjs viijd to the churche worke of the same churche Also to [ ] vjs viijd It¯m to An honest preste to syng for my soule and all my good frendes soules and all [ ] soules xxxiijs iiijd And all the residue of the money to be dispesed to poor people & yn other good poor be of charite where moost nede is to be dooin hys [ ].
Probatu¯ fuit [ ] xxviij die [maroj] Anno Dm¯ Millimo ____ mo xxxj [ ] Norwoode & Ric¯ Aland de _
- Will of Richard Sakett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 13 January 1532/33.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 28 January 1532/33.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-19-286.
Testator: Richard Sakett, single man, son of Edward Sackett of St Peter in Thanet.
To be buried at St Peter.
Poor people, 8d.
Godson Nicholas Kempe, 2 ewes.
Godson Nicholas Pofett, 1 ewe.
Thomas Lidderard, 2 ?.
Edward Lidderard 17d.
Johanne Lidderard, 16d.
Children of Robert Lidderard, ?.
Children of ___ Sakett, residue of goods.
Feoffees to sell barn and land at Church Hill bought from Richard Aland and sell to Robert Lidderard at same price; and to sell other lands to highest bidder.
Executors: Robert Lidderard, Richard Aland.
Witnesses: Willm Cobbe vicar of St Peter, Thomas Pyrs?, Thomas Kempe, Richard Norwood priest, with others.
In dei no-ie Amen the xiij day of the moneth of January In the yere of our Lord God MCCCCCxxxij I Richard Sakett the sonne of Edward Sackett of the pyshe of Saynt Peters yn the yle of Thanett Syngleman syke yn bodye nev-thelesse hole of mynde and of good reme-brance make my testam-t in that man- and forme foloweng ffirst I bequethe my soule to all myghty god and to his blessed mother Saynte Marye And to all the company of hevyn And my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of Saynt Peter Itm ffirst I bequeth unto ^the hyge Aulter yn the said church for my tythes forgotten xd Itm I bequethe for to dye [_______] for the said church v [ti] Itm I bequeth to my mother x [ti] [______] itm I bequeth to [___] wayes xs [__] the said [____] to be [____] whereas most [___] is to be doan Itm to poore peple whereas most nede is to be doan vis viijd Itm I bequethe to Nycholas Kempe my godson ij Ewes Itm I bequeth to Nicholas Pofett my godson one Ewe Itm I Bequethe to Thomas Lydderard ij [_] To Edward Lydderard xvijd And to Johanne Lidderard xvjd [_] children of Robert Lidderard Itm I bequeth to my honist preest to praye for my soule in the [___] said churche And for all theym that I am bound to praye for xxxiijs iiijd Itm at my [obij dyrgys] and iij masses Also at my [monethes daye dyrgys et vj masses] [vj masses] And at my [______] day [dyrgye] and [vij masses] Of the residue of my goodes whereas my dettes and bequests etc byn payed if ther be any thyng lefft I wyll that [_____] Sakettes children have said by equall portions betwene theym to be devyded Itm all the residue of my goodes after my dettes & bequethes payed I putt it to the disposition of my executors that they dispose therof for the helthe of my soule and all theym that I am bounde to pray for as they for best to be doon as they wyll [take acconyote] before god at the Dredfull daye of Juggement [Also] I ordegne make and constitue my executors Robert Lidderard and Richard Aland of this my p'sent testament by these p'sente That they faithfully exycute and fulfyll with the effecte Itm I bequethe to [____] of my executors for there labor iijs viijd And to [___] of my ffeoffeis [vjs] To that witnesseth [__] Willm Cobbe vycar of the said pishe Thomas [pyrs] Thomas [Kempe] and [Sr] Richard Norwodd prieste with others
This is the last wyll of me the said made the day and yere as is Above written And yn the xxiiij yere of the Reign of king Herry the viijth after the [conquest] of england of and uppon [____] and all my landes with the Appurtenances In the whiche land and barne Thomas [piers] & Thomas Kempe of the said pishe by me be enfeoffed First I wyll that ymmedyatly after my decesse that my said ffeoffees shallt sell my Barne at Churchhyll and all the land belongyng therto as I bought it of Richard Aland And I wyll Robert Lidderard [have] it of the same price that I bought ^it for of Richard Aland and if he wyll have it Or else I wyll it be sold to the most pfitt (profit) And also my said ffeoffees shall sell all my other landes to Eyny that wyll give most for them and payn best And the money therof to be [delyvhid] to my executours to paye my dettes and my bequethes To that witness as is Above written // Concordat on originale //
Probatu sunt suprastuptia testat xxviij De mensy January Anno Dm Millimo quigeymo xxxijdo [28 January 1532] [Imamidso] dm Willm Cobb vicarij dm Ric Norwodd [__] et Thome Kempe [___] Approbatu [__] onus [__] et [___] pdcis puntus in forma [___] [___].
- Will of Richard Sacket the younger of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 9 April 1545.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 May 1545.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-262.
Richard Sacket the younger, husbandman of St Peter's, Thanet. Possessed of tenements at Sackett's Hill.
High altar of St Peter's, 6d "for my tithes negligently forgotten".
Parishioners of St Peter's, 20d.
Son John, horse, cart, plough, wheat & barley at 21; 10 sheep & a cow at 12.
Daughter Margery, 10 sheep & a cow at 12; wheat & barley at marriage.
Wife Crystian, reversion of above if both children die; residue of goods after other bequests.
Steven ?Scolye, a cow & a sheep.
Alys Sprackling, wheat & malt.
Richard Hollingberry, malt.
?Godson Richard Bourne, a lamb.
Godson Richard Hollingberry, a lamb.
Goddaughter Alys Long, malt.
Any of my other godchildren, 3d.
Lands & tenements at Sackett's Hill, to wife Crystian until son John is 21; when John is 21, he inherits & must pay sister Margery 20s after 2 yr.
If John dies without issue, reversion to Margery.
If Margery then dies without issue, reversion to wife Crystian for her life. On her death, property to be sold & proceeds to go to: Richard Hollingberry, £10 with reversion to godson Richard Hollingberry; Steven ?Scolye, £5; Alys Sprackling, 3?; poor people who most need it, 20s; reparations of St Peter's Church, 20s; Agnes Alyn, daughter of Nicholas Alyn, 10s; each of his other children, 3s. 4d; residue to the poor.
Executors: Crystian & Thomas Sacket of Sackett's Hill.
Overseer: John Alonde, Rector of Minster.
Thomas Sacket & John Alonde each to have 3s.
Witnesses: Richard Norwood, curate; Richard Sackete the elder; Thomas ?.
In the name of God Amen The 9th day of April The year [__] the Incarnation of our Lord God 1545 I Richard Sacket the younger of the parish of Saint Peter's in the Isle of Thanet husbandman sick in body but whole in mind and of good rememerances thanks be to Almighty God make my testament in this manner and form following
First I give and bequeath my soul with [__] and [__] unto my Lord God and his blessed mother Saint Mary and to all the company of heaven my body to be buried in the church yard of the said church
Item: I bequeath to the high altar therein the same church for my tithes negligently forgotten 6d Item: to the parishioners of the same church 20d. Item: I will that at my obit day [__] and 3 masses and in any of my other days [__] that is to say at my [?trynall __] and 3 masses and at my anniversary likewise.
Item: I bequeath to john my son [a] horse a cart and a plough and all other belonging thereto and 2 quarters of wheat and 2 and one half of barley when he cometh to the age of 21 years and 10 sheep and a cow when he cometh to the age of 12 years.
Item: I bequeath to Margery my daughter 10 sheep and a cow when she cometh to the age of 12 years and 2 quarters of wheat and 2 of barley to be [__] at her marriage and if it fortune any of the said children to die within age and without issue I will one to be the other's heir and if they die both I will it shall remain all wholly to Crystian my wife.
Item: I bequeath to Steven [?Scolye] a cow and a sheep, to Alys Sprackling 3 bushels of wheat and a quarter of malt, to Richard Hollingberry a bushel and 2 of malt, to Richard Borne my [goods__] a lamb, to Richard Hollingberry my godson a lamb and to Alys Long my goddaughter 2 bushels of malt and to any of my other godchildren 3d.
All the residue of my goods moveable and immoveable both corn cattle household and all other things my debts and bequests truly and faithfully paid I give and bequeath to Crystian my wife the which Crystian and Thomas Sacket of Sacketts Hill I make ordain and constitute my executors and I make John Alonde Rector of the parish of Minster my overseer and I give to the said John and Thomas for their labour 3s apiece to see this my last will well and truly accomplished and fulfilled as they will give account before God at the day of doom.
This is the Last Will of me the said Richard made the day and year above written and in the Reign of Sovereign Lord Henry the Eighth by the grace of God King of Ingland France and Ireland and in earth supreme head of the church of the Church of Ingland and also of Ireland, the 37th of and upon all my lands and tenements lying and being at Sacketts Hill or at any other places in the parishes of St Peter and St John the Baptist and St Lawrence.
Item: I will that immediately after my decease that Crystian my wife have hold and occupy my tenements at Sacketts Hill with all the lands belonging thereto lying and being in the parishes aforesaid until John my son cometh to the age of 21 years that them I will that John my son shall have the said tenements and all the land belonging thereto with the appurtenances paying Margery his sister 20s sterling two years after he cometh to his lands and if John my son die unmarried and without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I will that Margery my daughter shall have the said tenements and lands to her and her heirs for evermore but and if they both die without marriage and without issue Then I will the said Crystian my wife shall have the tenements and lands all the time of her life natural and after her decease I will that the said tenements and lands with the appurtenances shall be [?sold] by my executors their heirs or assigns to the most advantage and to be distributed after the manner following: First I give to Richard Hollingberry the [__] £10 and if he be not living I give it to Richard Hollingberry my godson. Item: I give to Steven [?Scolye] £5 Item: I give to Alys Sprackling [3??] and to poor people which most need it 20s. to the reparacions of the said church 20s. and to [__ __] the priest to sing for my soul and [__ __]
Item: to Agnes Alyn the daughter of Nicholas Alyn 10s. and to every his other children 3s 4d. All the residue I put to the discretion of mine executors their heirs or assigns to distribute amongst poor people which are most worthy and in [__] of charity
To this witnesseth
Richard Norwood the curate
Richard Sackete the elder
- Will of Thomas Sacket of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 26 April 1545.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 20 May 1545.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-265.
Thomas Sacket, gentleman of St Peter's, Thanet.
To the high altar, 12d "for my tithes & oblations negligently forgotten".
Brother Richard Allen, wheat & malt, & house.
Goddaughter Thamsin Allen, 10s at age 14.
John Allen, Katherine Cockling, Margery Allen, each 5s at age 14.
Sisters Margaret & Katherine, each 6s 8d.
Cousin Ellyn 6s 8d.
Poor people, total 25s.
Priest, wages 17s to sing for my soul.
Residue, half to poor people; half to the foul highways where the most need is.
Executors: Richard Allen my brother, John Sprackling gent., 16d each.
Witnesses: Richard Norwood, John White.
Transcript In Dei Nomine Amen The 26 day of April in the year of our Lord God 1545 I Thomas Sackett of the parish of St Peter's in the Isle of Thanet gentleman being sick in body but whole memory and of good remembrance make my last testament in this manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul to almighty god my maker to our blessed Lords mother St Mary and all the company of heaven and my body to be buried in the church yard of the said church. Item I bequeath to the high altar for my tithes and oblations negligently forgotten 12d. Item I will have at my obit day a dirge and 2 masses at my [?monthday] 2 masses and at my years [?mind] 2 masses. Item I give to Richard Allen my brother 2 bushels of wheat and a quarter of malt. Item I bequeath to Tamsin Allen my goddaughter when she cometh to the age of 14 years 10s. Item I bequeath to John Allen Katherine Cockeling and Margery Allen when they come to the age of 14 years each of them 5s. and if it happen any [of] them die without the said age of 14 years I will it shall be done for my soul and all Christian souls. Item I give to my sister Katherine 6s 8d. Item I bequeath to Thomas [Bew__] my godson 16d. Item I give to my brother my house. Item I give to Ellyn my cousin 6s 8d. Item I will have [__] to power [i.e. poor] people at my [?forthfare] 5s and at my monthysmynd 10s and at my yearsmynd 10s. Item I will that [__] priest shall sing for my soul and all Christian souls in the church of St Peter aforesaid half a [__] of a year and he to have for his wages 17s. All the residue of my goods my debts and bequests truly contented and payed Item I will and bequeath the one half to be given to power people and the other half to the foul high ways where the most need is after th discretion of my executors that is to say Richard Allen my brother, John Sprackling gentleman and them to have for their pains and labour 16d apiece.
Witness of this present testament Richard Norwood, John White.
- Will of Richard Sackete of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 12 October 1548.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 21 March 1548/49.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-255.
Vicar, 6d for tithes & duties negligently forgotten.
Charity, 6s 8d.
Servant Johane Bennet, 20s in money or goods.
Katherine Allyne, 3s 4d.
John Walter, 12d.
John Spracklyne the elder, 12d.
Wife Margaret, residue of goods; half lands for life, with reversion to John Sackett.
Cousin John Sackett, remaining half of lands; to pay chief fee; when he inherits other half, to pay 6s 8d for reparacion of church & 6s 8d "to the amending of the foul ways".
Executors: wife Margaret Sackett & cousin John Sackett.
Overseer: Robert Duckett, 12d for his pains.
Witnesses: Thomas Collett, William Long.
In the Name of God Amen The 12th day of October in the year of our Lord God 1548 I Richard Sackett of the parish of St Peter in the Isle of Thanet whole of mind and perfect remembrance have ordained this my last will and testament in form following:
First I bequeath my soul to the great mercy of God and my body to be buried in the church yard aforesaid.
Item: I give to the vicar of the same parish for tithes and duties negligently forgotten in discharge of my conscience 6d. Also I bequeath in [der_s] of charity at the day of my burial 6s 8d. Also I give to Margaret my wife all my moveables wheresoever they be she paying my debts and legacies. Also I give and bequeath to everyone of my godchildren a bushel of barley. Also I give and bequeath to Johane Bennet my servant 20s. in money or the value thereof in some other thing. Also I give and bequeath to Katherine Allyne 3s 4d. Also I give and Bequeath to John Walter 12d. Also I give and bequeath to John Spracklyne the elder 12d.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me the foresaid Richard Sackett made the day and year above written and in the 38th year of the reign of our most gracious Lord King Henry the Eighth Of and upon all my lands and tenements in the said parish of St Peter or elsewhere within the said Isle of Thanet:
First I will that Margaret my wife shall have half my lands her living during her natural life and John Sackett my cousin the other half to remain unto him his heirs for ever paying the chief lorde of the fee And I will also that the said John Sackett my cousin shall occupy with my said wife. Also I will that after my wife's decease the half of my land that she hath to remain to my cousin John and his heirs for ever. Also I will that my cousin John shall give shortly after the decease of my wife to the reparacion of the church of St Peter aforesaid 6s 8d and to the amending of the foul ways 6s 8d.
Also I make and ordain mine executors of this my last will and testament Margaret Sackett my wife and John Sackett my cousin And Robert Duckett overseer and he to have for his pains 12d. This bearing my witness Thomas Collett William Long no other.
- Will of Margaret Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 28 December 1551.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 November 1553.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-29-34.
Widow of Richard Sackett of St. Peters, Thanet.
Johane Bennette, feather bed, pair of sheets & blankets, 2 pewter platters, latten candlestick, little kettle, 10s.
Helyne Garrat, one ?ewe sheep.
Robert Walker / Walter, one ?ewe sheep.
Old mother Coklyne, 12d.
Godson John Allyne, 12d.
Godson Robert Emptage, 4d.
Goddau Agnes Bliett, 4d.
Goddau Margaret Cotynge, 4d.
Godson Gregory Barker, 4d.
John Spracklyne, a laver & 4d.
Executor: John Sackett, residue.
Witnesses: Sir John Lawson, vicar; Ric. Allyne.
In the name of God Amen the 28th day of December in the year of our Lord God 1551 I Margaret Sackette the widow of Richard Sackette of the parish of St. Peter within the Isle of Thanet whole of mind and memory ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God and my body to be buried in the church yard of the parish aforesaid Also I give and Bequeath to our vicar 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Johane Bennette one feather bed a [?transer] a pair of sheets and a pair of blankets two pewter platters a latten candlestick a little kettle and 10s. of lawful money of England to be delivered unto her within a year immediately after my decease Also I give and bequeath to Helyne Garrat one [?ewe] sheep Also I give and bequeath to Robert Walker [or Walter?] one [?ewe] sheep Also I give and bequeath to old Mother Coklyne 12d. Also I give and bequeath to John Allyne my godson 12d. Also I give and bequeath to Robert Emptage my godson 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Agnes Bliett my goddaughter 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Margaret Cotynge my goddaughter 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Gregory Barker my godson 4d. Also I give and bequeath to John Spraklyne a laver and 4d in money. The residue of all my moveables my debts paid and the legacies of this my last will and testament fulfilled I give and bequeath to John Sackett whom I ordain and make my sole executor of this my last will and testament. There being witnesses sir John Lawson vicar there and Ric' Allyne with other no.
- Letters of administration of the estate of Richard Sacket of Minster in Thanet, Kent, granted by the (Court not known), 1555/56.
Source: Kent Archives Office, A-Act 12-33. [Index entry only. Document not seen.]
- Will of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 3 April 1557.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 25 September 1557.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-34-4.
Testator: Thomas Sackett of Mynster in Thanet.
Granddaughter, 2 ewes & 2 lambs.
Richard Cotynge, 2 bushels wheat.
Brother Richard, my chest.
Sister Alice, mother's best girdle and her beads.
Land in Minster (10 acres) to brother Richard, with reversion to sister Alice.
Executor: John Crispe.
Witnesses: Robert Wessinden, James Mortimer, Ralfe Stampe.
In Dei nominee Amen I Thomas Sackett of the parish of Minster in the Isle of Thanet and in the County of Kent being sick in body but whole and perfect of mind thanks be given unto God make and ordain this my present last will and testament the third day of April and in the year of our Lord God 1557 in manner and form following. First and principally I bequeath unto Almighty God my soul and body and to Jesus Christ by whose bitter passion and blood shedding [__] the [__] of the cross my sins be clean washed and put away for us men and by no other means and my body to be buried in the church yard of Minster beside my father. Also I bequeath to the poor people of the parish of Minster at my [forth__] 3s 4d and at my [months__] 3s 4d and at my [_month__] 3s 4d to be duly [__ __ __] discretion of Mr John Crispe [__ __] whom I ordain my executor [__] twenty bushel of barley. Item I bequeath two ewes and two lambs to my granddaughter. Item I bequeath to Richard Cotynge two bushels of wheat. Item I bequeath to my brother Richard my chest. Item I bequeath to Alyse my sister my mother's best girdle and her beads. Also I will and bequeath the residue of my goods to be sold by my executor to the best value that may be made of it and the money thereof to be given at the discretion of my executor but the greatest part I will it to the poorest people of Minster and some to the church and at my [forth__] to have said and sung Mass and likewise at my [months__] and also at my [__months__] [__ __ __] according to the church of Ingland and the residue I give and bequeath to the church of Minster.
And as to my land this is my last will and testament the day and year above written. First I will give and bequeath ten acres of land lying in the parish of Minster in Thanet in the County of Kent and the [__] and [__ __ __] unto my brother Richard Sackett and to his children of his [__] lawfully begotten of his body and if it shall fortune the said Richard to die without issue of his body lawfully begotten then I will the ten acres of land to Alice my sister and to her heirs and if the said Alice die without issue of her body lawfully begotten then I will the said land unto Richard [Fe***] my cousin and to the children lawfully begotten of his body and if the said Roger die without issue lawfully begotten then I [give the] said lands to the next heirs that can [__ __ __] if there can be found no heirs [__ __ __] I will my said lands to be sold by my [__ __] and to be given to the poorest people and to the reparation of the church of Minster. Witnesses at the making of this my present last will and testament
- Abstract of will of William Sackett of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 20 December 1572.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 4 February 1572/73.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360.
William Sackett, yeoman of Jordan Down, St. Johns, Thanet.
Wife Johan, complicated reference to dowry including land.
Eldest son Robert, tenement & lands at Jordan Down, residue of other land.
Son Edward when 21, tenement & 20 acres arable & pasture in St. Peters lately purchased of Alexander Norwood, 14 acres arable in St. Johns (mentions land of John Sackett the elder).
Daughter Johan when 18.
Daughter Joyce when 18.
Son John when 22, tenement & 16½ acres at Church Hill, St. Peters, lately purchased of Stephen Ta__ye; 8 acres at ?Mill Down lately bought from Alexander Norwood; land at Bennetts Hill bought of John Graunt. Trust created.
Daughter Alyce Norwood.
Son-in-law Symon Norwood.
Robert Norwood, son of Symon.
Joan Norwood, daughter of Symon.
Servant Joan ?Englishby.
Executors: Son Robert Sackett, brother-in-law Thomas ?Lyddows of St Lawrence.
Overseers: Johan my wife, Edward ?Lyth__.
Witnesses: Edward ?Lyth___, John Beddell, William Solley.
- Will of John Sacket of St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet, Kent.
Proved: Consistory Court of Canterbury, 1 October 1588.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-36-110.
Testator: John Sacket, yeoman of St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet.
Wife Johan, lease of the farm so long as she remains widow.
Wife's son Edward Emptage, reversion of farm, paying mother £100.
My daughter Martha, wife of John Foorde, reversion if Edward dies.
Wife's daughter Alice, wife of Richard Langley, reversion if Martha dies.
Son-in-law John Foorde, £60 in addition to £60 I owe him.
My daughter Martha Foorde, fresh & salt marsh at Chambers Wall, St Nicholas; 2 young heifers.
Son-in-law Richard Langley, 100 marks.
Son-in-law Edward Emptage, £60 at 21, "on condition that he shall hold himself full contented and not trouble my executor for any other demands".
Wife's kinswoman, wife of William ?Harle, 1 young heifer.
Landlords Master & Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, young gelding.
Every man servant, 10s.
Every boy servant, 5s.
Cousin Alice ?Gussen, 40s.
Each maid servant, 5s.
Every poor householder in parish, half bushel of wheat.
Reparations of St Nicholas church, 10s.
Mr Charles, malt.
Godchild William Charles, 20s.
William Foorde, wheat.
Executrix wife Johan, residue.
Witnesses: James Charles, Wryter Heeress, Edward Whitlocke, Lawrence Jones.
In the name of God Amen The year of our Lord God 1588 and in the 30th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith I John Sackett of the parish of St Nicholas at Wade in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God therefore do make and ordain this my present testament and last will in manner and form following that is to say: First I commit and commend my soul in the merciful hands of God my heavenly [father] and to his son Jesus Christ my only saviour by whom and through whom I do hope to be saved by the merits of his death and passion without any of my deserts and my body to the earth from whence it came until the day of Jesus Christ at which time it shall rise incorruptible and stand before the Son of Man. Item my mind and will is that Johane my wife shall have the lease of the farm wherein I now dwell during the term of years if she so long time do live and remain sole widow. But if it fortune that she do marry or die before the end of the said term then I will that Edward Emptage my wife's son shall enter upon the same paying to his mother the sum of one hundred pounds within one whole year next ensuing. But if it fortune my said wife and Edward Emptage beforesaid to die before the end of the said term then I will that the remainder of those years shall fall to Martha my daughter the now wife of John Foorde. But if it fortune my said daughter to die then I will it shall fall to Alice Langley the now wife of Richard Langley my wife's daughter. Item I give to my son-in-law John Foorde the sum of threescore pounds of lawful money of England over and above the threescore pounds I owe him to be paid to him or his assigns in manner and form following, that is to say at the Feast of All Saints next ensuing the one half and the other half on that day twelve months next ensuing. Item I give to my daughter Martha the now wife of John Foorde all my fresh and salt marsh lying at Chambers Wall within the parish of St Nicholas aforesaid and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten. Item I give my said daughter two young heifers. Item I give to my son-in-law Richard Langley one hundred marks of good and lawful money of England to be paid to him or to his assigns at the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady next come twelve months. Item I give to my son-in-law Edward Emptage threescore pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid to him or his assigns when he shall come to the full age of 21 years on condition that he shall hold himself full contented and not trouble my executor for any other demands or else this my said gift to be void from him and his. Item I give to the wife of William ?Harle my wife's kinswoman one heifer. Item I give to the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College in Oxenford, my landlords, my young gelding. Item Give to every of my men servants 10s apiece and to every of my boys 5s apiece. Item I give to my cousin Alice ?Gussen 40s and to each of my maid servants 5s. Item I give to every poor householder within the said parish at the discretion of my wife my executrix one half bushel of wheat. Item I give towards the reparations of the parish church of St Nicholas 10s. Item I give to Mr Charles two quarters of malt. Item I give to my godchild William Charles 20s. Item I give to William Foorde one quarter of wheat. All the residue of my goods moveables cattle and leases whatsoever not bequeathed I do give to Johane my wife she paying my debts and legacies whom I do make my only executrix of this my present testament and last will.
Witnesses to this my present testament and last will James Charles, Wryter Heeress, Edward Whitlocke and Lawrence Jones.
[Probate 1 October 1588 to Edward Whitlocke and Lawrence Jones. £48 9s 10d is written in the margin.]
- Abstract of will of John Sackett of Sackett's Hill, St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 1 March 1590.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, May 1592.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-48-410).
John Sacket, husbandman of Sackett's Hill, St. Peter in Thanet
Dau Joyce, Katherine, Judith, Eve.
Will bequeaths his farm in the parishes of St Peter & St John in Thanet to his joint executors, Katherine, Judith, and Eve Sackett, and charges them with the maintenance of Thomas and Joyce.
- Will of Thomas Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 30 March 1594.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbuury, 2 June 1596.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-51-184.
Testator: Thomas Sackett, labourer of St Peter in Thanet.
Eldest daughter Anne, a cow, and various chattels to be valued plus balance of £5.
Daughter Mildred, five ewes and a lamb, and chattels as for Anne.
Godson John Sackett, £1.
Son George, £12 plus various chattels.
Eldest son Thomas, tenement & lands plus residue of estate.
Executor: son Thomas.
In the name of God amen The thirtieth day of March in the yeare of our Lord 1594 and the thirtiefifth yeare of the raigne of our Sovereigne Lady Queen Elizabeth I Thomas Sacket of the parishe of St Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Tannet in the Countie of Kent Laborer of perfect memorie [& mind] do make and ordayne this my will contayninge therin my last will and Testament in manner and form as following first and before all things I bequeath my Soule into the handes of allmightie god my maker Redemer and Saviour and my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of St Peters aforesaid Item I give and bequeth [unto] Anne Sacket my eldest Daughter one cowe five peawter platters And one chaffinge dishe and a lattin panne and a [__] kettell and five payer of sheetes A flockbed one [trameser] one blanket and my best coverlit This being prised by sufficient and honest men in part of five poundes of good and lawfull money of england I give unto her imediatly after my decesse and the rest to be payd in money lacking the some of five pounds I will that it be payd unto her by mine execytor one year after my decesse Item I give unto Mildred Sacket my daughter one brasse pot one cupbord my best parlor [plaker] and a lattin morter and pessell on blancket and a coverlit two payer of sheetes and five ewes and a lame This to be prised as before and the [__] it imediatly after my decesse the rest that wanteth of five poundes of lawfull money I will that my executor do pay it within one yeare after my deceasse Item I give unto John Sacket my godsonne one lame imediatly after my my deceasse Item I give unto my sonne George Sacket twelve poundes of lawfull money to be payd unto him within one yeare after my deceasse To be payd by my exector out of my Tenemant or landes also I give to him one payer of sheetes and two little [p__] imediatly after my deceasse Item I give unto the reparation of the church of St Peters five shilinges to be payd within one yeare after my deceasse The rest of my movable goodes unbequeathed I give unto Thomas Sacket my eldest sonne whom I make and ordayne my executor of this my present Testament and This is the last will of me Thomas Sacket aforesaid of and upon all my tenament and landes lyinge wthin the pish of Saint Peters in the Isle of Thannet and elsewhere I give it hole unto my sonne Thomas in Fee simple to him witnesses herin to [__]
See individual records. Research, transcriptions, & translations by Marion Sackett & Michael Callé.