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Broadstreet Ward. Mr. Kendrick's Will.

to be paid him within three Moneths after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath to Walter Bird my Drawer, five and twenty Pounds; to bee paid him within three Moneths after my decease.

To his Drawer Bird five and twenty pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to the present Men Servants of John Hutwith my Drawer, the Sum of twenty five Pounds; whereof ten Pounds to Charles, and the other fifteene Pounds to be equally divided amongst the rest, as well Apprentices as Journeymen; to bee paid within two Months next after my decease.

Among the Servants of Hutwith twenty five pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to my twelve Clothworkers, that usually row and sheere my Clothes; the Summe of one hundred and thirty Pounds: Whereof twenty Pounds to Owen Dobbins, and ten Pounds a peece to the rest; to bee payed within three Moneths next after my decease.

To his twelve Cloth-workers one hundred and thirty pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to William Bigge and William Salisbury, that usually presse and fold my Clothes; the Sum of twenty five Pounds: Whereof fifteen Pounds to William Bigge, and ten Pounds to William Salisbury, to bee paid them within three Moneths next after my decease.

To Bigg and Salisbury twenty five pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Porters at the Water side, ten Pounds, to be equally divided among them. And ten Pounds to my Porters, that usually pack in my House, to be paid within two Moneths next after my decease.

To his Porters twenty pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Weaver-bearer three Pounds: And to my Washer Anthony five Pounds, to be paid them forthwith after my decease.

Eight pounds to his Waterbearer and Washer.

Item, I give and bequeath to William Beadle of Reading, Clothier, the Summe of fifty Pounds, if he be yet living; and if he be dead; then to his Executors: To be paid within three Moneths next after my decease. And I doe hereby also forgive the said William Beadle the ten Pounds he now oweth me.

To William Beadle of Reading fifty pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Executors of Mark Slye of Reading Clothier deceased, the Summe of fifty Pounds; to be paid within three Moneths next after my decease.

To Slye of Reading Executors fifty pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to Thomas Newman of Newbury Clothier, the Sum of one hundred Pounds, to be paid him within three Moneths after my decease.

One hundred pounds to Newman of Newbury.

Item, I give and bequeath to John Skinner, Secretary to the Merchants Adventurers; the Summe of one hundred Pounds, to be paid within three Moneths next after my decease.

One hundred Pounds to John Skinner.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Widdow Harison and her Daughter, dwelling in the Alley next to my dwelling House, five Pounds, to be paid within one Moneth next after my decease.

To Widow Harison and her Daughter five pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to Master Richard Bennet, who was heretofore my Partner, the Summe of three hundred Pounds, to be paid at the end of one Yeere next after my decease.

To Master Bennet three hundred pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to Master William Towerson, Skinner, Deputy of the Merchant Adventurers, five Pounds to make him a Ring. And to Master Thomas Smith, Skinner, five Pounds to make him a Ring; to be paid them forthwith after my decease.

Tenne pound to make two Rings.

Item, I give and bequeath unto Rafe Barnet, William Ellets and John Southern, Officers of the Merchant Adventurers, five Pounds a peece; to bee paid them forthwith after my decease.

To three men five pound apeece.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior and Burgesses of the Towne of Reading, in the County of Berks; the Sum of two hundred and fifty Pounds; to be paid them at the end of one Yeere next after my decease: Therewith to purchase Lands and Hereditaments, to the cleare yeerely value of ten Pounds for ever; to maintaine Divine Service to be said in the Parish Church of St. Mary in the Towne, by the Parson or his Curate every Morning of the Week, at sixe of the Clocke for ever.

For Service by six a Clock every Morning at Reading.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Maior, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Town of Newbury, in the County of Berks, the Sum of two hundred and fifty Pounds, to bee paid them at the end of one yeere next after my decease: Therewith to purchase Lands or Hereditaments, of the cleare yeerely value of ten Pounds for ever; to maintaine Divine Service to bee said in the Parish Church of that Towne by the Parson or his Curate, every Morning of the Week at sixe of the Clocke, to continue for ever.

For the like Divine Service every Morning at Newbury.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Kinseman William Bye, dwelling neere the Allum Mines in Yorkeshire, the Summe of one hundred Pounds; to bee paid him within three Moneths after my decease. And I doe hereby forgive him the tenne Pounds, which hee oweth me by his Bond, due long since.

To his Kinseman Bye one hundred pounds.

Item, I give and bequeath to the Company of Drapers in London, the Summe of forty Pounds, to be bestowed upon a Dinner for the Livery of that Company, to be at their Hall upon the Day of my buriall: This to bee paid forthwith after my decease.

Forty pounds for his Funerall Dinner at Drapers Hall.

And my will and meaning is, that in case any of the Persons aforenamed, to whom I have bequeathed Legacies as aforesaid, and not especially disposed for case of their decease, shall happen to dye before the same Legacies grow due unto them; Then the Legacie or Legacies so by mee given to them as aforesaid, shall bee paid unto their Executors or Administrators, at such time as I. have before severally appointed unto them my Legataries.

Disposition of the Legacies, if any shall dye in the meane time.

And I doe make and ordaine my loving Friend and Partner, Master Laurence Halstead, my sole Executor, of this my last Will and Testament: Charging him, as hee will answer it before Almighty GOD at the last Day of Judgment, that hee truly and punctually (in every particular) performe this my said last Will and Testament; as I nothing doubt but hee will bee carefull to doe it. Hereby giving and bequeathing unto him my said Executor, all the residue and remainder of my Estate; my Legacies before bequeathed being first payed and discharged.

Appointment of his Executor.

In witnesse of the Premisses, I have unto this my last Will and Testament, contained in eighteen severall Sheets of Paper, put my Hand and Seale. That is, my Seale once at the top, and my Name under every severall Sheeete, the Day and Yeere first above written.

The rest of his Estate to his Executor.

John Kendricke.
Sealed, pronouced and delivered by the said John Kendricke, as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us,
John Skinner.
Andrew Kendricke.
Thomas Singleton.

But of the Bequests and charitable Gifts to St. Christopher's, I have met with this Catalogue.

Yearly Charities of this Parish.

J. S.

Benedict Harlewyn gave certain Houses in Fleetstreet, let for 61 Years from the Year 1669. at the Ground rent of 42l. Out of which 20l.

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