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).
[Not yet transcribed]
- 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]
Probatum … …[4 lines in Latin]
- 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, 30 Sep 1529.
Testator: John Sakett, of St John in Thanet.
Wife Johane, 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 kept, divided & paid by William Norwood 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 Robson's Bush of 4 acres, 6 acres Golden Dane, 1½ acres between lands of Thomas Coln, 2 acres by the (King's) high way next to Thomas Arlette's hedge & 1 acre lying at the lane end.
Ra?le [female name] 40 shillings to be paid within 3 years of decease.
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 the younger.
Witnesses: William Norwood, Richard Sakett, Roger Perken, Symon Davy, William Wanstall, Thomas Coln & others.
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'r 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 bodye to be buried yn the church yard of Saynt Johns Itm i give to the high ault'r for my tithes and oblacions forgoten xijd Itm- I give to the churche worke of Saynt Johns ij lambes Itm- I will have at my forthe fare iij masses And at my monthle dirge V masses And V at my xij monethe Dirg Itm- I give to evry light that I am a brother of iiijd Itm- I give to Johane my wif all my movable goodes payen it my dettes and my bequestes savyng v semes of whete & v semes of barley the whyche 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 land Itm I give to Ra?le xls to be payd within thre yere aft my decesse And if she 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 te'ment for the space of viij yere & she to kepe lawfull repacion and she shall not waste nor spoyle my ?Wode but as she made sufficciently And aft that viij yere I will that the p'fite of my hous & landes shall remayne to my two daughters for the space of vj yeres and I will that Willm Norwod do receive it for thaym 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 thame be thothers 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 shalhave my hous and all my landes for the space of iiij yeres And aft that iiij yere I will my son William shalhave to his parte iiij acres of land lyeng at Robsons ?bushe and vj acres at Golden Dane / one acr & an half betwene the landes of Thomas [Coln] And ij acres lyeng by the high waye next to Thomas Arlettes hege and an acre lyeng at the lane ende And all the residue of my landes & te'ment I give to my son John Sakett at the age of XX iiij yers And if any of thaym dye w'tin age and w'tout Issue of their bodies lawfully begoten then I will that them be thothers heir And if they bothe dye without Issue I will that it shall remayne to my daughters & to their heires And if they dye all without issue of their bodies lawfully begoten then I will that my hous and landes be sold and I geve half thereof I give to a ?preste ... ?song for me 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 Davye Robert Lyderer and Richard Sakett the younger Witnesses William Norwod Richard Sakett Roger Perken Symon Davy Willm Wanstall & Thomas Culn with others.
Probatu fuit sup. script. testamentum ultima die
Septembris Anno Dm millimo ????? XXIX jurament?
Rogeri P'kan et Willmo Wanstall & ... testin et
Approbat & ... commiss? est executors
?Pente pri?tus in finia ? mus ?nioati
Note: probate 30 Sep 1529 on the oaths of Roger Perkin & William Wanstall witnesses
Testin = witness(es); ultima die Septembris [=last day of September]
[Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-246.]
[Research: Marion Sackett. Transcript: Marion Sackett, Jeremy Stroud. Abstract: Chris Sackett.]
- 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
- Will of William Sackett of Jordan Dane, St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 20 Dec 1572.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 14 Feb 1572/73.
William Sackett, yeoman of Jordan Dane, St John in Thanet.
Wife Johan, £40 in money & best household items to value of £10; room and board in tenement at Jordan Dane to be provided by eldest son Robert, together with 10 bushels each of wheat and malt yearly, a cow, and a supply of firewood; 40s a year for 3 years for sustenance of her and her children, and half of livestock for 3 years.
Eldest son Robert, carthorses until son Edward is 20 when he is to have 2 horses; my corselet; tenement & lands at Jordan Dane, residue of other land.
Son Edward at 20, various items incl. a great brewing kettle, a sword, and a dagger; tenement at Wyndwall, St Peter's, including 20 acres arable land & pasture lately purchased of Alexander Norwood, a close in St John bought of John Lincoln, 14 acres arable at Bacon Dane in St John located between the Vicarage land and land of John Sackett the elder.
Daughter Helen at 18, £10.
Daughter Joyce at 18, £10.
Son John at 20, £10 plus reversion of £10 of Helen and/or Joyce's money; tenement & 7½ acres at Church Hill, St Peter's, lately purchased of Stephen Tarrye; 8 acres at Mill Dane lately bought from Alexander Norwood; 3 acres at Bennett Hill bought of John Hewett.
Daughter Alyce Norwood, waiver on £3 of the £8 owed by son-in-law Symon Norwood, Symon paying 20s to his son William Norwood and retaining £2.
Robert Norwood, son of Symon, 1 ewe.
Joan Norwood, daughter of Symon, 1 ewe.
My servant Joane Englyshebye, 2 ewes.
Poor of parish of St John, 10s.
Executors: Son Robert Sackett, brother-in-law Thomas Lydderer of St Lawrence.
Overseers: Joane my wife, Edward Lytherer.
Witnesses: Edward Lytherer, John Bevell, William Lesley, Minister.
In the name of god amen - the 20th day December 1 thousand 5 hundred 3 score and twelve [=1572]
I Wyllyam Sackett of Jordane Dane within the parish of St John the Baptist I the yle of Thanet, in the County of Kent, yeoman Being of whole mynde and good & perfett remembrance laude & prayse therefore be unto almighty God do make this my presente testament concernynge herein my Last wyll in manner and forme following First and before All things I comende and bequeathe my soule unto the mercye And grace of all mightye god the Father the Sonne and the Holy Ghoste my maker my redeemer and Sanctyfyer And My bodye to be buryed in the churche yarde of St John the Baptist aforesaid at the discrettyon of my executors Item I gyve and bequethe to Joane my wyef £40 of Lawfull englishe money To be payd to her of my Executors within 2 years next ensuynge after my decease And also the value of £10 (of like money) of the best moveables in or about my house at the same pryce that they shall be prysed at ymedyatlye after my decease which sayd fyftye pounds in money and moveables I gyve to her in consyderatyon and full recompence of such dowryage and eight by marryage as she ?istlye maye or ought to clayme challenge or demande out of all and singular my tenements and lands sett lyenge and beinge within the parryshe of St John the Baptist St Peter and St Lawrance within the said I[s]le after my decease Durynge her lyef tyme Excepte and all ways provided that the sayd Joane my wyef shall have durynge her naturall lyef tyme, a chamber for her to dwell in, In my tenement at Jordane Dane aforesaid with fee egresse And regresse therbut with out any troble, And yearlye she to have there towardes her sustentatyon and lyvynge so longe as she shall lyve and soe longe as she wyll dwell there and no longer To be hadd of my eldest sonne Robert his heyers executors or assignes 10 bushells of good wheate And 10 busshells of malte at suche tyme as she shall have neade therof The yearlye keapinge of 1 Cowe Somer and wynter there to her behouse a fether bedd 1 of the best a bedstedle and all the furnyture belongynge to such a bedd and also sufficient fyre wood for her to burne durynge her dwellynge within my sayde tenement of Jordane Dane and no longer as is aforesayde. Also I gyve and bequethe to the sayde Joane my wyef durynge the first 3 yeares nexte Ensuynge after the daye of my decease out of this present Lyef yearlye towards her and her childrens sustentation 40s a yeare of lawfull englishe money To Be payd unto her by my Executors And also thoue Equall ½ of all my poultrye, geise, hennes, duckes & hogge and kyne durynge the sayd terme of said 3 years & then to desyste Item I gyve & bequethe To Robert Sackett my eldest sonne my carte horses harneses, plowgh, and all the furnyture belongynge there unto, untyll said time as Edward Sackett my sonne shall accomplish his full age of 20 years oulde And then and at that tyme of his age he to have 2 of the sayd horsyes, or they two as good horsyes as they were. Item I will that my sayd Sonne Robert shall to the profyte comodytye and to the use of the said Edward my Sonne at thaccomplishinge of his sayd ful age of 20y at thouelyie coste and chargyes of the sayd Robart my Sonne in due and convenient Season to plowe or cause to be plowed sowe or cause to be sowen with good sivete and cleane seede and also to harrowe or cause to be harrowed 3 acres of lande with wheate well Seeded 3 acres of lande with barlye well seeded And 3 acres of lande with podware well seeded Item I gyve to the sayd Edward 1 greate brewing Keatle, 1 chest, 1 almor velvet, 1 sworde and 1 Dagger. Item I gyve to the sayd Robert my sonne my Corslett Item I gyve and bequethe to Helene Sackett my daughter £10 of lawfull English money to be payd to her by my Executors at her full age of 18 yeares. Item I bequeath to Joyce Sackett my daughter £10 of lyke money to be payd likewise unto her by my executors at her full age of 18 yeares, and one of them to be the others heyer, And if it chall chance that bothe the sayd Helen and Joyce my daughters departe out of this worlde Before their age or agyes of 18 yeares, Then In that case I will that John Sackett my Sonne shall Have at his age of 20 yeares £10 of the Same money and thother £10 I bequeath & will to Alyce Norwood my daughter Item whereas Symon Nowood my sonne in lawe doth owe unto me eighte Poundes of lawfull english money I will it that the sayd Symon Norwopod or his assignes do repaye unto my executors at mychaelmas next after my decease 5 pounds of sayd Sume of 8 poundes. Then I Bequethe to the sayd Symon Norwood 3 poundes Of tha money werof I will that the Same Symon Shall paye to Wyllyam Norwood his sonne 20s And thother 40s the sayd Symon Norwood to gave to his owne use in full and complete Payment of the sayd 8 poundes. Item I gyve and bequethe to Joane Englyshebye my servant 2 ewes to be delivered to her at mychaelmas next after my decease, Item I gyve and bequethe to Robert Norwood Sonne of the sayd Symon 1 ewe And to Joane Norwood daughter of the same Symon 1 ewe to be Delivered to the same Symon their father for the behouse Of the sayd Robert and Joane Norwood his sonne and Daughter at mychaelmas next after my decease Item I Gyve and bequethe to be bestowed and delte amongst the Poore of the sayd paryshe of St John the Baptist by my Executors to be payd to the churchwardens there then Beinge for the tyme at their discretyons within 1 hole Yeare after my decease 10s Item my myde And will is after that there my legacyes gyfte and Bequests before bequeathed and given be fully p'[er]formed And payd And also my sonne Robert Sackett his stocke Beinge made worthe 30 pounds Then the over plus I will and bequethe to Joane[?sic] Sackett my sonne to his [was Joane my wife meant ro John my son or Robert my sonne perhaps?] use and behouse And of this my p'[re]sent testament I make & ordayne the sayd Robert Sackett my Sonne and Thomas Lydderer of St Laurance within the said I[s]le of Thanett my brother in lawe my executors, And I bequeath to either of them a iij s iiij d And of the executyon of the same, I make ordayne the sayd Robert Sackett my sonne Joane my wyef and Edward Lytherer ov'[er]seers and to eche of them I bequeath iijs iiijd And I utterly revoke and adnull all and everye other former testament will legacyes bequesthes executors & overseers by me in any wyse before this tyme made named, wylled & bequeathed these wyttnesses: Edward Lytherer, John Bevell & Wyllyam Lesley, mynister: In the name of God amen This is the last will of me the sayd Wyllyam Sackett made in the daye and yeare above written & Towchinge and concerning all my landes & tenements Sett lyenge and beinge in the parysshes of St John the Baptist St Peter & St Lawrance within the sayd Ile of Thanett in manner & forme following First I gyve to Edward Sackett my sonne my tenement at Wyndwall sett lyinge and beinge in the parish of St Peters a foresaid and twentye acres of arable lande and pasture more or les belongynge thereunto which of late I purchased of Alexander Norwoode and one close inclosed which of late I purchased of Alexander Norwood and bought of John Lyncollne of the paryshe of St John the Baptist lyinge Within the sayd paryshe And also fortene acres of arable Lande & pasture more or les lyinge at Bacon Dane which In the sayd paryshe of St John the Baptist. To the Vicarage lande of the sayd St John East. To the Lande of John Sackett the elder West, To the highe Waye Northe And to the lande of John ?M?? Sowthe [=South] To have & to holde the sayd tenement & lande to hym His heyeirs & assignes for ever and he to enter thereunto At his full age of twentye years and not afore/ Item I will and gyve to John Sackett my sonne my Tenement sett lyinge and beinge at church hyll in the sayd parishe of St Peters and Seaven acres & a halfe acre of lande more or lesse belongynge thereunto which of late I purchased of Stephen Tarrye [=Terry?] and eighte acres more lyinge at mylldane [=Mill Dane] in the said parishe of St Peters which of late I purchased and boughte of the sayd Alexander Norwood and iij or acres and iij ?ealdes Of lande lynge at Bennette hill which of late I had in exchange of John Hewett. To have and to houlde the sayd tenement and lande to hym his herers and assignes for ever To enter thereunto at his full age of twentye and two years and not above. Item I will that my executors after three hole years next following and ymedyatlye ensuynge after the daye of my decease and beinge fully expyred and ended shall let further from tyme to tyme the sayd last named tenement and twentye acres of Lande more or les And from them fourthe receyve the yearlye Rente therof for the behouse profytte and to ??medytye of the sayd John Sackett my sonne and my sayd executors at the ende of the full age of the same John to become accomptable to hym or to his heyires for the sayd yearlye Reuse And the same then to render to hym as his owne proper Stock and goodes. And I gyve to Robert Sackett my eldest Sonne my tenement of Jordane Dane and all other my landes belongynge therunto and all other my landes As where before not wylled and gyven To have & to holde the sayd tenement & landes to hym his heyers and assignes for ever. And my mynde and wyll is that I everye of any Sonnes shall be one an others heyer, yf yt shall please god to call them or anye of them. Executors overseers and witnesses as before wytnessinge these presente ... ///
Probatum fuit pub' supra scriptum testa'[men]tum Unam ultima voluntate euisdem coram inro Roberto Bisshopp legn doctore Reberend Dm Archim Cant Offinali decimo quarto die mensis Februarij [=14th Feb], Anno Dm (?Scem ealie anglicane computacon) millimo Quinges'[i]mo Septuagesimo Secundo [=1572]. Juramentis Edward Lytheree Johis Bevell et William Lesley testin sup' noiatores Ac approbatu Etc ?ombqz- executoris euisdem ?Comissnum? et executoribus in huoc testamento noiatis primitus in forma Juris Juratis Etc Dat Etc
[Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360.]
[Research: Marion Sackett. Original abstract: Michael Callé. Transcript: Jeremy Stroud. Revised abstract: Chris Sackett.]
- 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 Canterbury, 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.