Elizabeth Halke is a wife of a 2nd cousin 12 x removed of mine.

Line breaks are as in the register copy

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

In the name of god amen the
xith daye of Julye in the yeare of our Lord
god one Thousand sixe hundred and eleven, I
Elizabeth Halke of the parrishe of Petham in the
Countye of Kent widdowe, beinge sicke in my bodye
but of good remembrannce make my will as followeth
Firste I commend my soule unto Almightie god my
maker trustinge assuredlye to be saved and to inherite
the Kingdome of heaven, by the death and resurreccon
of my onely Lord and Saviour Jesus Christe and by
noe other meanes, and my will ys that after my
death my bodye be decentlie buryed in the Churchyard
of Petham aforesaid, Itm I give to my Daughter
Joane Odden my (?)reod petycoate. Itm I give to
Marie Vawse my daughter my gowne Itm I give
to John Halke the sonn of Christofer Halke my late
sonn deceased the some of fyftye shillings wch money
I will my executor shall bestowe and laye owt towards
the obteyninge of a place as a brother in some hospitall
yf yt maye be obteyned for him because he ys blynd
or else to bestowe the same money otherwyse, for his
other preferment Itm I give unto Richard Halke the
sonne of ^ {the said} Christopher Halke deceased iijs: iiijd: Itm I
give to Anne Halke, Marie Halke and Hellen Halke
the daughters of the said Christopher Halke iijs: iiijd:
a peece; The residue(?) of all my goods whatsoev^
unbequeathed my debts and legacyes payed all my
buryall dischardged I give and bequeath unto John
Halke my sonn whome I constitute and appoynte sole
executor of this my will and testament Itm I
give and bequeath unto the said John Halke my
sonne all my tenements and lands whatsoev^ to
him and to his heires and assignes for ev^ Itm I
give unto/to Susahan Rigden and Ann Randall my
daughters xijd a peece In wittnes that this ys
my will and testament I the said Elizabeth Halk
have hereunto set my hand and seale dated the
daye and yeare firste above written: Elizabeth
Halke her marke Wittnesses hereof John
Watson Richard W(?)arshe his marke John
Edward Noturye Marie [word crossed out] Vaus

[Probate statement to be added; it shows probate was granted to Elizabeth’s son John on 24 August 1611]


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

CCA ref: PRC/17/55/102b (more details about source will be on Elizabeth’s page)

The original will also survives (CCA ref: PRC/16/141 H/1); I have not yet viewed this.


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