Name: William Kite 1
Note: From baptism
Death: 29 AUG 1610
Residence: Broadwell, Warwickshire
Baptism: 10 JUL 1554 2
Change Date: 29 SEP 2010
The manor of GIFFARDES or NETHERCOURT, in Broadwell, Warws, is said to have been sold by Sir William, son of Richard Lygon (d. 1585). It was held of Eleanor Talbot by William Kite of Broadwell in 1608, when he settled it on his daughter Elizabeth and her husband William Loggins, and it may have been the land granted to Kite by Eleanor Talbot in 1607. In 1610 Kite's estate amounted to seven yardlands. Loggins in 1619 either sold or mortgaged the land granted by Eleanor Talbot, and by 1627 had sold c. 75 a. to Richard and William Barker.
WILL OF WILLIAM KYTE OF BROADWELL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Will dated 8.10.1608
In the name of God Amen the eighth day of October Anno Domini 1608 I William KYTE of Broadwell in the County of Glos. sick in body but of expert memory thanks be to God. I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God redeemer to be saved by the death and passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer And my body I bequeath unto the earth to be buried in Christian burial by my father. Then I give to the Church of Broadwell 10s. Then I give to the poor people of Broadwell 30s. Then I give to Elinor FROST my servant maid fifty shillings Then I give to the Almshouses in Stow 12d. a piece Then I give unto the rest of the poor people of Stow the Almsfolks excepted forty shillings. Then I give and bequeath to Ann KYTE my mother one annuity or yearly rent of £4 by the year of good and lawful monies of England to issue a fourth of all my lands and house in Broadwell aforesaid and to be paid to her grandaughter during her natural life and for non payment thereof it shall lawful for my said mother to enter into all or any my said lands and house and esteem and the estate or estate there found to lead take and enter away until she of the said rent with tharrerages (?) thereof if any so be, be fully satisfied and paid provided always that my said mother shall not or do not content herself with the sum of forty pounds witch I do owe unto her shall if for my said mother do not upon request in that befalls to be made and upon payment of the said sum of forty promised seal and deliver unto my executor hereafter named a general release of all accrued debts duties and demands. What better that then and from thenseforth the said assignee or yearly rent to cease and be utterly deformed Then my will is that my said mother shall give her chamber within the one lyeth during her natural life and also that my executors shall allow unto her sufficient meat and drink during her natural life Then I give unto Thomas SMITH my servant £4 and my best jerkin my best doublet a pair of hosecloth and a pair of stockings and a pair of new shoes. Then I give unto my brother Thomas KYTE £10 Then I give unto my brother John KYTE 4 kyne and to his children £10 to be equally divided amongst them. Then I give and bequeath unto Richard KYTE my brother 4 kyne and to his children £10 to be equally divided. Then I give and bequeath unto Humfrey KYTE my brother (this part is blank?) and all the remain of my apparel It I give to the children of Humfrey KYTE and to be equally divided amongst them. It I give unto John KYTE my brother the same which he oweth me. It I give and bequeath unto the children of Robert KYTE my brother two kyne and 20s. a piece. Then I give and bequeath until William DYNTY and Margaret DYNTY my sisters children £5 a piece. Then I give and bequeath unto William HADDON son of Thomas HADDON of Maugersbury 40s.. I give unto Joan ...adlleford (?) my godaughter 20s.. Then I give and bequeath to everyone of my other god children 2s. (this is crossed out) William NASON excepted 2s. a piece. I give to the said William NASON 10s.. It to Richard NASON his brother 4 sheep to be divided by my overseers I give and bequeath to the church of Stow 20s. then I give unto the burghers there 10s. then I give to the burghers at Broadwell 6s. 8d. Then I give and bequeath unto Christian MARSHALL £20. Then I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth IRONMONGER my servant 20s. Then to John BACHELOR my servant 10s. Then I give unto the rest of mys ervants 12d. a piece. Then I give and bequeath unto Richard GARDNER of Adlestrop 10s. Then I make nominate and appoint John COLLETT of Stow Thomas HADDON of Maugersbury John RADE of Odington and Thomas COLLABONE of Adlestrop overseers of this my last will and testament. Then my will is and I do give and bequeath unto the said John COLLETT Thomas HADDON John RADE and Thomas COLLABONE and their assignees one obligation leaving date for or about the 15th day 30th day of October last past wherein John LOGGIN Thomas CORMTHE do stand bound unto me the said William KYTE in the form of one thousand pounds for performing manner of certain articles of agreement leaving date with the said obligation and also I do give and bequeath unto them my said overseers the said articles of agreement and all the covernte (covenant?) therein contained and all the benefit and advantage thereof upon trust and conditions that they shall cause the said articles to be fully performed for the good and benefit of Elizabeth my daughter and hereof children (this part is blank?) she shall fortune to have by William LOGGIN her husband. Then I give and bequeath unto my said overseers for their pains to be taken herein 5s. a piece. Then I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth LOGGIN the wife of William LOGGIN my daughter and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten my capital mortgage or forty and seven yard lands to the farm belonging and all lands and rent whatsoever whereas I give my estate of inheritance and for want of such issue Then I will debit and bequeath all my said mortgage seven yard lands and all other of my said lands unto William KYTE son of Humfrey KYTE my brother and to the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten for default of such issue the remainder thereof unto John KYTE the other son of the said Humfrey KYTE the heirs And for want of such (this part is blank?) remainder thereof unto John KYTE my brother and the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue the remainder thereof unto Richard KYTE my brother and the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such issue of right heirs of me the said William KYTE forever. All the rest of my goods chattels houses and debts whatsoever I give unto the said Elizabeth LOGGIN my daughter whom I make to be my sole executive of this my last will and testament and I desire and charge her to reform the son according to my true marriage for without whereas I gave hereto sunscribed my name.
John RADE, William KYTE
John COLLETT X his mark
* William KYTE was christened on 10th July 1554 and died on 29th August 1610 aged 56. He married Agnes MADDEN at St. Paul's Church in Broadwell on 12th February 1589, and Agnes had presumably died before William wrote his Will.
* 20s. (£1) in 1608 = about £74 in AD2000
* 12d. in 1608 = about £4.50 in AD2000
* 6s. 8d (one third of £1) in 1608 = about £24.60p in AD2000
* £1,000 in 1608 = about £73,650 in AD2000
* kyne = cows
* burghers = town officials
* 1 yardland = 1 virgate = about 30 to 33 acres.
Father: Thomas Kyte b: ABT 1536
12 FEB 1589
in Broadwell, Warwickshire 1
- Elizabeth Kite b: 1590
- Text: members.shaw.ca/panthers1/BroadwellWills.html
- Text: IGI: Extract from parish register or other original record.