|Dated:||1 October 1648|
|Proved:||14 January 1650|
|Sons:||Thomas and Daniel|
|Brothers:||Jeffery Emptage (unnamed children received bequests)|
|John Emptage, of St Nicholas|
|Executors:||John Emptage of St Nicholas, Gilbert Dodd/Dadd of St Lawrence|
|Witnesses:||Mary Friend, Jo Curling|
In the name of God Amen the first day of October one thousand six hundred and forty eight
I Daniel Emptage of the parish of St Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet in the county of Kent yeoman being sick in body but sound in memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner following.
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named.
Item I give and bequeath to the poor people of the said parish of Saint Lawrence the sum of one pound of lawful money of England to [be] paid and delivered unto them within one month next ensuing the day of my death and to be distributed amongst them at the discretion of my Executor.
Item I give and bequeath to the children of my brother Jeffery Emptage the sum of forty shillings of lawful money of England to be paid also and equally distributed between them within one month after my death.
Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Freind wid, the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto her within one month after my death Also I give unto the said Mary Friend half a quarter of wheat and half a quarter of barley and also such wearing apparel of linen and woollen as & lately made for her All which last bequeathed legacies my …… shall [be] delivered unto the said Mary Freind by my Executor within one month after my death And my mind and will is that the said Mary Freind shall have and delivered unto her within one month ensuing my death all such household stuff as now remains and shall be at the time of my death in my dwelling house which she the said Mary
…. …. to be her own to be disposed of at her pleasure
Item All the rest of my goods chattells and ready money (the before mentioned legacies paid debts & funeral expenses and probate of this my will discharged) I give and bequeath to my loving sons Thomas Emptage and Daniel Emptage to be paid unto them by my Executor by equal portions as they and either of them shall attain and come to their severall age of one and twenty years. And if any of them happen to die before that said age, then their part and portion of the deceased to be paid to the Survivor of them at the age above said
And my will is that my Executor hereafter named shall allow unto my said sons Thomas Emptage and Daniel Emptage the sums of five pounds apiece yearly for ….. towards their maintenance till they and either of them attain the above said age.
Lastly I do make and ordain my loving brother John Emptage of the parish of St Nicholas within the said Isle of Thanet and Gilbert Dadd of the said parish of Lawrence joint Executors of this my last will and testament of me revoking all former wills by me made this is the last will and testament of me said Daniel Emptage made and declared the day and year above written sign the mark of the said Daniel Emptage signed sealed and published in the presence of Ri Friend ………. Jo Curling his mark the older.
My mind and will is that the above named Mary Friend shall have delivered her for the barley she layeth in my barns two quarters of good barley besides the above mentioned half quarters within a quarter of a yeare after my death extending to my said Executors her right to the said barley … in barnes as aforesaid.
Transcription of PROB 11/211/78 held by The National Archives – Prerogative Court of Canterbury