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Contemporary Copy of the Will of John Kirke of Spalding. 1685/6.


Names Included:-

 

 

People

 

 

Places

Bladesmith
Chamberlain
Garnar
Gurnar
Kirke.
Scarlett
Woods

 

 

Burne
Skip-role Close
Spalding


John Kirke of Spalding, County of Lincoln, cordwainer.
on 9 January 1685/6.

To Ann Scarlett, daughter, 40. 20 to be paid within two months of death, the remainder within 8 months of death. Also all my arable freehold lands in Burne in the tenure of John Chamberlain. Also the house she now lives in. If she should die before the lease expires, I leave it to John Scarlett, her son and if he should die before expiry of the lease, to Samuel Scarlett, his brother.

To Mary Bladesmith, my daugher, I leave one little close, freehold in Burne called Skip-role Close. If any charge be made on the freehold lands, it should be charged equally to the two daughters. Other goods and chattels to Mary Bladesmith who is executrix.

Friends, James Gurnar and Nehemiah Woods, senior, of Spalding, to supervise the execution of the will. Each of these to have 10/-

1 for the poor of Spalding to be distributed at the funeral.

Witnessess: Nehemiah Woods, Senior. Nehemiah Woods, Junior. James Garnar.


 

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