The Will of John Huckstepp of Tenterden in the county of Kent, yeoman, 6 November 6 Charles I . To my wife Alice 30 pounds, household goods to the value of 40 pounds, wearing apparel, cloth, wheat, bees, poultry, etc. The residue of my household stuff to my children, equally divided, to my sons at twenty-one and to my daughters at nineteen or marriage. To my brother Thomas Huckstepp 10 pounds, and I make him executor. To my daughters, Sara and Joane 40 pounds each at nineteen or marriage. To my son Stephen at twenty-one the lease of the farm where I dwell, he paying to my father Stephen Hucstepp, if he be then living, 16 pounds a year for life. My brother Thomas to have the letting of said farm during the minority of my son Stephen, he paying the said annuity to my father, and the overplus to be used to apprentice my sons, with the consent of my wife, to some honest and lawful trade.
My last will concerning my lands and messuage in Appledore and Tenterden. To son Stephen at twenty-one a messuage and three acres of land in Appledore in the occupation of Anthony French. To my son Thomas Hucstepp at twenty-one my other two pieces of land in Appledore called Barueland and lower wish, containing ten acres and in my own occupation. To my four youngest sons, Nathaneall, William, Joseph, and John, at twenty-one, my two pieces of land in Tenterden at Sherleys Moore, containing nineteen and a half acres. My brother Thomas to have the letting of my farm, paying the profits to my wife Alice for the maintenance and education of all my children. [Signed] John Huckstepp. Codicil, 15 August 1631, makes provision for any possible posthumous child. Witnesses: Samuel Curtis and Nathanaell Tilden. Proved 2 December 1631 by Thomas Huckstepp, gení, brother of the deceased and executor named in the will. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 248)
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