WILL OF ARTHUR ALDRED 1662
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne my poster bed as it now stands in the parlour with all thereunder belonging;
Item I give and bequeath unto Alice Tyte my daughter the summ of five pounds to be paid by my executors hereafter named, the one halfe to be paid within one yeare of my decease, the other halfe to be paide within two yeares after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath to Mary Sampson my daughter the summ of five pounds to be paid by my executors hereafter named, ye one halfe to be paide within one yeare after my decease and the other halfe to be paide within two years after my decease,
Item I give and bequeath all my other goods and chattels within doores or without, ready money etcetera bills and bonds whatsoever to be equally divided betwixt Daniel my sonne and Anne my daughter towards ye payment of my just debts Funeral expenses and the probate of this will and I constitute and make Daniell my sonne and Anne my daughter executors of this my last will and testament; and I doe request my Loving friend George Man of Brampton Gent executor of this my last will and testament to whom I give a pair of gloves of five shillings. In witness wheof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the fifth day of January one thousand and six hundred and sixty two and in the fourteenth year of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord the King
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Ran: Tench: Rector
Probate was granted in Beccles on 1st February 1662. It is almost certain therefore that this was a deathbed will, and that Arthur died between 16th January and the end of the same month.
[Note:Ranulphus Tench was recorded in Brampton Church as being the incumbent from 1622 to 1681]