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Sara Holter

Sara Holter

Female Abt 1540 - 1597  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name Sara Holter 
    Born Abt 1540 
    Gender Female 
    Bequest 1597  [1
    In her husband, Laurence Weller's will 
    • She was left all his household stuff, his swine, poultry, butter and cheese, two of his best kine, his mare, and half his wheat, oats and hay. She was also left half his messuage and lands for life.
    Will Oct 1597  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • She bequeathed her household goods, butter, cheese, swine and poultry to her three daughters, Agnes Foster, Margaret and Ellen. She left two cupboards to her sons, Thomas and Laurence. One of the kine left her by her husband was bequeathed to her daughter Ellen, the other to her granddaughter, Sara Foster (daughter of Agnes). She also left a neckerchief to the widow of William Weller who cared for her during her sickness. (The relationship to the deceased William Weller is not made clear but he cannot have been her husband's brother as, in 1607, the latter was appointed overseer for her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Weller née Dence's will.)
    Buried 14 Oct 1597  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Probate 2 Mar 1597/98  Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Cause: Plague 
    Person ID I773  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Family Laurence Weller,   b. Abt 1540,   bur. 16 Sep 1597, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1565  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Agnes Weller,   b. Abt 1566  [natural]
    +2. Alexander Weller,   b. Abt 1567  [natural]
     3. Joan Weller,   c. 12 Mar 1570, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Oct 1597, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
     4. Margaret Weller,   c. 15 Mar 1573, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Thomas Weller,   c. 26 Jun 1576, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 11 Nov 1597, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)  [natural]
     6. Ellen Weller,   c. 29 Mar 1579, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Laurence Weller,   c. 7 Feb 1584/85, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 3 Nov 1597, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1565 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Oct 1597 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Oct 1597 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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.380, proved on 24 January 1597/98 in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, volume 51, folio 37 (Reliability: 3).
      Will of Laurence WELLER, yeoman. Written 1597, proved 24 January 1597/98. To the poor of Cranbrook, 2/6. To my wife Sara, all my household stuff, my swine, poultry, all my butter and cheese, 2 of my best kine, my mare, half my wheat, half my oats, and half my hay. Executor: my son Alexander Weller, he to have the residue of my goods. To my wife Sara, half my messuage and lands, for life. My son Alexander shall have the other half of my messuage and lands until my youngest son is 21. Alexander shall pay my daughter Joan £3 a year for life. To my daughter Margaret, £20. To my daughter Ellen, £20. Witnesses: John Weller the Younger, Laurence Weller the Younger

    2. [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.381, proved on 2 March 1597/98 in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, volume 51, folio 38 (Reliability: 3).
      Will of Sara Weller, widow of Laurence Weller. Written October 1597, proved 2 March 1597/98. "Sara Weller, widow of the parish of Cranbrook, deceased, the late wife of Laurence Weller of the same parish, being after the death of the said Laurence Weller, visited with the plague and yet being of good memory and perfect understanding, not long before her death in the month of October or thereabouts in anno 1597, did make and declare her last Will and Testament in manner and form following." To her three daughters: Agnes Foster, Margaret Weller, and Ellen Weller, all her household goods given to her lately by her husband. To her two sons, Thomas and Laurence, two cupboards. Also to her three daughters, all the butter and cheese, swine, and poultry. Of the two kine given to her by her husband, one is to her daughter Ellen Weller and the other to Sara Foster, daughter of her daughter Agnes Foster. To the widow of William Weller who attended her during her sickness, a neckerchief. Witnesses: William Weller's widow, Elizabeth Weller the daughter of William Weller's widow, Ellen Weller

    3. [S309] Transcript of the Parish Register of Cranbrook, Kent, burial of Sara Weller, Widdowe of Larrance, plague (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S309] Transcript of the Parish Register of Cranbrook, Kent, marriage of Larrance Weller & Sara Holter (Reliability: 3).