- [S310] Abstracts of Cranbrook Wills proved in the Diocesan Courts of Canterbury and now preserved in Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, Kent, 1396-1640, Jules de Launay, (Kent Record Collections/The Kent Archaeological Trust, 1984;), will no.617, proved on 17 Jan 1612/3 in the Consistory Court of Canterbury, volume 42, folio 129 (Reliability: 3).
Will of Walter TAILER the Elder, clothier. Written 15 November 1612, proved 17 January 1612/13. To my son Rich. TAILER, the messuage and land I bought of John WELLER of Cranbrook, clothier. My messuage wherein Rich. BUSSE now dwells and the lands thereto, to my son Robt. TAILER. To my wife Sara, an annuity of £13/6/8 per year out of the lands bequeathed before to my son Rich., for her whole life. Also to my wife Sara, another annuity of £6/13/4 per year out of the lands of my son Robt. TAILER. To my son Rich., £300 when 21. To my son Robt., £200 when 21. To my son Thos., £350 when 21. To my two daus. Eliz. TAILER and Sara TAILER £200 each. My wife shall have the use of the money until my children are of age, for bringing them up. To Mr. Fromabove HENDLEY & Mr. Bowyer HENDLEY, an angel of gold each. To Walter TAILER, one of the sons of my brother Laur. TAILER, 20 nobles; and to his brother John TAILER, 40s when 21. To my cousin Edwd. RAMSDEN, £20. To John RAMSDEN, son of my brother Walter RAMSDEN, £5 one year after my dec. To my servants Jude TAILOR, Gervase MORLIN, Robt. DAIE, Wm. JENKINS, Joan HOWTING, Alice HOWTING, Mary RUSSELL, 20s each. To Walter TAILER, son of my uncle Thos. TAILER, £10. To Rich. RAMSDEN, 40s and to his son Walter, 20s. To Eliz. TAILER and Mary TAILER, daus. of my brother John, 10s each. To the wife of John CAMBERLANE, 10s. To Wm. HARVIE and Thos. PEETERS the Elder, 10s each. To the poor of Cranbrook parish, 20 nobles. To my cousin Rich. TAILER the Elder 20s, and to his son Gervase, 20s. To my cousin Thos. COUCHMAN, 20s. OVERSEERS: my brother John TAILER who shall have 20 nobles, and my cousin Rich. SHARPIE the Elder who shall have £5. To the wives of my brother John TAILER, of John WELLER, and of Thos. KNIGHT, and to the widow of my brother Laur. TAILER, and to my cousin Thos. TAILER and Roboham TAILER, 10s each. EXEC: my wife Sara, and to her, the RESIDUE of my goods. WIT: John WELLER, Thos. KNIGHT, Geo. MARTIN Senior.