The will of Christopher HALKE (d. 1599)

Christopher Halke is, I believe, a 3rd cousin 11 x removed.

Line breaks are as in the register copy, not indicated by ‘/’ which are as in the document.


Draft transcription – not checked for typos and other errors – and not yet linked to tree


In the name of god amen the eighte and twentith

of August one thowsand five hundred ninetie nine: I Chrofer Haukes

of Petham sicke in bodie but of perfecte remembrannce make and ordeyne

my last will and testamente in mann[er] and forme followinge first I bequeath

my soule to Christ my Reedeemer and my bodie to be buried in the

churchyard of the parishe of Petham Item I geve and bequeathe unto

my wife Abigall Hawke during hir life one parcell of land called Kemps

crofte and the said parcell of lande after the decease of my said wife I

geve unto my sonne Richard Hauks in fee simple: Item after my debts

paid and fun[er]all chardges dischardged I geve all the rest of my goods unto

my wife Abigall Hauks and my five children John Richard Agnes

Marie and Ellinor Hauks to be devided amongest my said wife and five

children by equall porcons Allso I make my wife Abigall Hauke

my sole executrix Averie Chesson and John Gilbert ov[er]seers

witnesses of this my last will and testament Ralphe Bower

John Hauke by his marke: John Hauke the younger – Chrofer

Hauke his marke:

[I guess the two John Haukes were Christopher’s father and brother; his son with the name was only aged 9 at the time]


Probatam fuit pud suprascriptum

testamentum coram ven[er]abili viro mgro Georgio

Newman legum …

Sexto Octobris 1599 …


The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury and is viewable on microfilm at the CCA or KHLC.

This is a transcript of the register copy of the will, archives ref: PRC/17/51/368a

(more details about source to be added to Christopher’s page)

The original will also survives. ref: PRC/16/114 H/6.

 


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