The Wills 1474, William Igolynden of Bidynden
1475, Alicia Igolynden of Bydenden
1487, Agnes Igolynden of Bedynden
1511, John Egolynden of Bedynden
1511, Johane Igolynden of Frethinden
1518, Richard Igulden of Bidynden
1605, Stephen Iggleden of Biddenden
1613, John Iggleden of Biddenden
1624, Stephen Iggleden of Biddenden

Proved 9 September 1474
The will of William Igolynden of Bidynden, dated the Feast of St. George, [ 23 April ] 1474. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Bidynden. To the high altar of the church of BIdynden 8d. All the rest of my goods to my brothers Thomas Igolynden and John Igolynden, whom I make my executors. I make Robert Hamon and Richard morelyn my foefees of all my lands and tenements in the parish of Bidynden on the den of Brykynden, they to legally deliver the same to my mother Alice Igolynden on condition that she deliver all her right in two pieces of land in parish and den aforesaid, called machetrede and le marlyng, which I give to my brothers Thomas and John and to their heirs forever, on condition that they pay to my foefees 9 marks as follows: 40s. at my months mind, 40s. at my years mind, and half a year thereafter 40s. more. If they refuse, then the aforesaid two pieces fo land to be sold and the money to be given as follows : 13s. 4d. to the church of Bidynden ; for a priest to celebrate in the said church for a quarter of a year, 33s. 4d. ; a cartload of stone for the bad road at Dastercrosse, and two cartloads between my mansion house and the mansion house of Walter Brekynden. The residue of the 9 marks to be spent about my burial, my months mind, my years mind and paying my debts. After the decease of my mother I give to my sister Agnes Igolynden a croft of land, called the croft before the gate, in fee simple, and all my other lands and tenements to Thomas and John my brothers, their heirs and assigns, on condition that they pay to Thomas Elsy 3s. 4d., to the three daughters of Robert Haslynden 2s., and to Robert Sesse 3s. 4d. Proved 9 September 1474 by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol.2, fo. 15, translated from the Latin.)

The Will of Alicia Igolynden,
Proved 9 May 1475
The Will of Alicia Igolynden, late wife of Richard Igolynden of Bydenden in the County of Kent, dated at Bydenden, April 1475. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Bydenden. To the high altar of the church of Bydenden for my tythes and oblations forgotten, 8d. To every brotherhood light of which I am a sister, 2d. To son Thomas Igolynden. To Lore Gesse. To daughter Agnes Igolynden a large iron pot on condition that she pay to Thomas her brother 6s. 8d. To daughter Juliane all my money and a cow which is in the hands of Robert lanys, etc. To Thomasine Hardy. To son Thomas. Toward the expenses of my burial 13s 4d. To my days mind 13s. 4d. To son John. The residue to daughter Agnes, and of this my will I make Adam Pellond and John Igolynden my executors. I make John lechynden and William Gebon my feofees of eight crofts of landand woods containing nine acres in Bedynden on the den of Beckynden , they to legally deliver them to my son John Igolynden on condition that he pay all my legacies following: to a priest to celebrate mass in the church of Bydenden for one year, 30s.4d., to the footway in Crouchfield two cartloads of stone, to Juliane my daughter 20d., to the Northrodeloft in the said church 16d., and to every one of my godsons and goddaughters 4d. Proved 9 May 1475 by John Igolynden , one of the executors named, with power reserved for the other executor. (Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, vol.2, fo.17, translated from the Latin.)

The Will of Agnes Igolynden
Proved 20 May 1477
The Will of Agnes Igolynden, daughter of Richard Igolynden of Bedynden, 2 February 1486[-7]. To be buried in the churchyard of Bedynden. To the high altar of the church of Bedynden, the chapel, lights, and for masses. To the footway between Brekyndennyscrosse and Hacchmanys stile, for stone, 26s. 8d. To the footway between two pieces of land called Sevenaker and Stalefield, in stone, 20s. To one hundred masses to be said for the health of my soul by the friars of Canterbury, 8s. 6d. To Richard, prior of lossenham, 12d. To the children of Thomas Igolynden my brother, 40s. to be divided among them, but if all die before lawful age, then the said 40s. to my said brother Thomas Igolynden. To the poor inhabitants of the parish of Bedynden 20s. To Johane Sampcok 10d. To sister Juliane Igolynden all those sums which she owes me, she --- pay to the aforesaid Johane wife of William Sprynget [ sic ] 2s. To ----, wife of John Sease. To Steven Herynden. The residue of my goods to John lechynden and Juliane Igolynden to dispose of for the health of my soul, etc., and I make them my executors. Lawrence at-hill, John lechynden, Adam Pelond, and Richard Morleyn to be my feofees of my land in Bidynden on the den of Brekynden and Petynden to be sold and the money to be used for the execution of my testament. Proved 20 May 1477 by the executors named. ( Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 3, fo. 4. )

The will of Johane Igolynden, widow of Thomas Igolynden of Frethinden..
Proved 28 May 1511
To the high altar there, for lights, etc. To Juliane , daughter of Johane [sic, probably John] Iglynden, my goddaughter, and to each of my other godchildren . Son Thomas Iglynden to have my two messuages , two pieces of garden, and three pieces of land called knocks, lying within a land called Cotyngs lane, to him and his assigns when he comes to lawful age according to the law . If he die before lawful age without lawful issue , then all my goods and moveables to my other sons in fee simple. To Katerne Igleden . To sons Raf and William Bukherst, whom I make executors , residue of goods undisposed as was assigned to me by the last will of my husband Thomas to fulfill his will , they to have them to fulfil his will and pay his debts and bequests and do his will and mine. Stephen Payne and Thomas Webbe overseers. Proved 28 May 1511. Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, vol. 7 fo 5.

The Will of John Egolynden of Bedynden
Proved 10 March 1511-12
The will of John Egolynden the Elder, of Bedynden, 18 January 1511. to be buried in the churchyard of Bedynden. To the high altat there, etc. To every godchild 6d. To the high alters of Halden and Smerden. A bushel of wheat to be made into penny loaves and distributed to the poor people Biddenden in the churchyard on Good Friday every year for twenty years. To the brotherhood priest of Bidynden 6s, 8d. a year for life. To the church of Biddenden. To son John, if he will be a priest, L10 to pray for my soul, etc. And if he will be no priest, then the L10 to another priest to pray, etc. To wife Alice half of household goods, and the other half to son Richard. The residue [ sic ] of all goods to son Richard, whom I make sole executor. Stephen Pell, clerk of Smerden, overseer, and to him 3s. 4d. Witnesses: John Hilles, Walter Bryganden, Gylberd Stedman, and Thomas Ponett. I make John Lechynden, John Elsy, Walter Brykynden of Biddenden, and Richard Morelyne of Benynden my foefees. My wife to have either her jointure or else her dwelling in my messuage where I dwell, the "soler" on the "doyce" side with the Chamber under, sufficient fuel and fire, the little garden at the head of the soler and another little garden at longtown pett, and her easement in kitchen and brew house, also one third of my son Richard Egolynden's fruit, during her "wedewoth", and an annuity of 20s. paid by my son Richard during her widowhood, etc. Son Richard to occupy and take the profits of the said messuage that I dwell in and the lands called "Smersole soo home" [ sic ] until he come to age of twenty-one, paying the charges before rehearsed, and when he come to said age my foefees to deliver said lands and tenements to him and his heirs forever. He also to have all my outlands and tenements which I have not willed, paying to John Egolynden my son L30, L5 a year for six years out of my outlands, that is 28 acres bought of Vincent Munne, land called Goreland, Morehams, and Biddennen Meed and luetham. if said Richard refuse to pay the said L30, then John to have the said out lands. For twenty years L5 a year shall be levied out of the land call leuttham to priests clerks and poor people to keep an obit in the church of Bedynden. Proved 10 March 1551-12 by the executor named. (Archdeaconary of Canterbury, vol.11, fo.7.)

The Will of Richard Igulden of Bidynden
Proved 15 November 1518
The Will of Richard Igulden of Bidynden in the county of Kent, Husbandman, one of the heirs of John Igulden the elder , late of Bidynden, deceased, 3 October 1518. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Bidynden. To the high altar of the said church and the church of High Halden; to lights, etc; the friars of Canterbury ; for massess, etc. L10 to be equally devided between the children now living of my sisters Alis, Julyan, and Agnes, and the children of John Igulden my kinsman,"ordyner." To the friars of Losenham. To the three houses of Friars,Austens,Domynyks and Franncs within Rye and Winchelsey. To the poor men that bear my body to the church. To the children now living of John Yong, Lawrence Fekyn, and Edmond Baker. To Agnes Skyre and Johane Welbe. To John Doggett, Stephen Yong, Lawrence Fekyn, and Margarett Springate3. Four loads of stone to be laid between my gate and my cousin John Lachendens barn. One load of stone between the church gate and the church doorof Bidynden. To said church. To each of my godchildren.To wife Johane all my household stuff andd 10 marks in cattle, etc., to discharge my bond of Gorelands. The residue of all goods to the making of a chapel of our lady within the churchyard of Bidynden. Wife and Thomas Castell executors. My brother John Igulden to be overseer.To my daughter Johane Igulden at her day of marriage, or age of twenty-twoyears whether she be marriedor no, L10. A like provision made for my daughter that may be hereafter born. I make William Scott, Thomas Castell, John Burdon, and John Igulden my feofees of all my lands and tenements, woods, water, rights, etc. If my wife bear me a son, then she to occupy and take the profits of my principal messuage that I now dwell in, with all the hiouses, gardens, and nine pieces of land called the Long Meded, the oylesmede, the little croft, the new housefelde, the Bisshitheke, the Ryshefelde, the frete felde, the little brodfelde, Taymet field, containing forty acres and all in Bidynden upon the Denne of Bidynden, and my messuage and gardens containing one acre upon the Denne of Bidynden called the Northstreet, until the said son come to the age of twenty-one years, then my feofees to deliver all the said lands and tenements to him.If he die without lawful issue, or if I have no son, then my wife to have the profits of the said lands for life, and after her death, to my brother John Igulden his heirs and assigns forever. The residue of all lands unbequeathed to be sold by my executors to perform my will, and if sister agnes Taylor or her son Richard, if he live to years of discretion, will buy the land, they to have it at a lower price than any other, except one piece of land called Lewetham, lying beside my cousin John Iggden's, which I have granted to Thomas Castell for L8. Witnesses: John Thrupp, curate of the said parish, Thomas Lachynden,Lawrence Fekyn, Walter Breckynde, Robert Burdon, John Burdon, and Henry Troute. Proved 15 November 1518 by one of the executors named, the relict being dead. ( Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol.13, fo.11.)

Proved 22 April 1606
The Will of STEPHEN IGGLDEDN of the parish of Biddenden in the Countie of Kent, “Clotheir,” 18 Fecruary 1605. My body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Biddenden. To the poor of the parish of Biddenden. To wife Dennice the use of the new building adjoined to “my Mansion housery,” the new kitchen the the loft over it the the garret and the garret over the parlor, with three butteries and loft over them, with free liberty into and out of all the said room and also into the Har---feild, and the use of my oven and furnace during the time of her widowhood. Also an annuity of L4, whereof 4 marks are due unto her by virtue of a jointure which I made with her before her marriage unto me, to be paid at the four usual feasts of the year out of the profits of my land withjoining to my said Mansion House where I now dwell. If the said sum is not paid, my wife to enter into the said land until the sum be fully satisfied. also I give unto my wife L25, household furniture, etc. To son James L20 at twenty-one, if he shall make a sufficient release of one house and the land thereto belonging, to William Cliffe, according to an indenture made between me and the said William Cliffe, and he refuse, then this request said to be void. To son Richard L100 at twenty-one. To daughter Marggret. This is my last will and and testament concerning my lands and tenements. To son John and his heirs forever all my lands and tenements now in my tenure and occupation, and which I lately purchased of John Moyse and Symon Moyse, provided that he pay out of them to Dennice, my wife, L8 yearly toward the education and bringing up of my daughters Dennice and Margarett until they come to the age of sixteen years, and afterward 80s. yearly until they come to the age of twenty years, if they live so long unmarried, with penalty for non-payment. Son Stephen to serve in case of my wife Dennice’s decease. Son John to pay to my daughter Dennice L80 at her age of twenty years of day of marriage. If the said sum be unpaid for three months after it becomes due, she to have forever three pieces of land containing seven acres, which lie furthest from my mansion house, abutting and adjoining to the King’s highway towards the north, to the lands of Francis Fowle towards teh south, to the lands of Robert Moyse and me Stephen Iggleden before given to John leden towards the east. Similar provision for daughter Margaret at her age of twenty years of day of marriage. If the said sum be unpaid for threemonths after it be due, my daughter Margaret to have forever two peices of land containing seven acres, one called the Maxenfelid and the other the Middlefeild, lying together abutting to the lands of Robert Moyse and other the lands of the said Stephen Iggleden before willied to his son John towards the east, and to the lands of the said Stephen Iggleden before willed to his son Jon on the north and west, and to the lands of Francis Foule towards the south. To sonStephen Iggleden all those my houses and buildings with all the lands thereto belonging which I lately purchased of Stephen Bateman, lying in the parish of Biddenden and Tenterden, to him and his heirs foever, provided that he pay our of the lands L5 yearly to Dennice, my wife, toward the education and bringing up of my son Joseph Iggleden until he come o the age of fourteen years, and afterward L3 yearly until he come to the age of eighteen, with penalty, etc., and provision for sonJohn serving in case of wife’s decease. Son Stephen to pay L100 to my son Joseph at the age of twenty-one, and if it be unpaid for three months after it be due, the lands in the parish of Tenterdenm being parcell of the lands before willed to my son Stephen. If Dennice my wife be with child, whether man child or woman child, my executors to pay L5 a year towards its education and bringing up until it accomplish the age of fifteen years, etc. All the resideue of my good and chattels to my sons John and Stephen, whom I make sole executors. [signed] Stephen Iggleden. Witnesses: Josias Seyliard, John Iggleden, James Prichard, scrivener, the marke of Stephen Osmore. Proved [22 April 1606. Probate Act Book] by John and Stephen Iggleden, executors named. Inventory L676 15s. 2d. Sentence for the confirmation of the will was given 17 June 1606. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 39, fo. 343.)

Proved 17 Aug 1627
The Will of JOHN IGGLEDEN the Elder of Biddenden in the Countie of Kent, yeoman, 6 April 1613. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Biddende. To the poor of Biddendin. To the mending of the highways of Biddenden. To the reparation of the church of Biddenden. To John Symons, son of Nicholas Symons late of Woodchurch in the County of Kent, deceased. To Elizabeth Sumons, my sister's daughter, annuity of 40s.?, from my messuage, tenements and other lands in Biddenden, payable half yearly in the chruch porch of Biddenden. To son-in-law Thomas Bishop. To every of my daughters-in-loaw except Bridget Bishop, and to brother Bishop of Buttell and my sister, his wife. To brother William Iggleden. To son-in-law William Bishopp and his heirs all my messuage and tenements in Biddenden, and all my lands, tenements, and hereditaments in Biddenden and Bennenden toward the payment of such sums of money as I owe to Thomas Bishopp, my son-in-law, upon his account, etc., and I make the said William Bishopp executor. [Signed] John Iggleden. Wittnesses: Richard Bishopp, richard Ballard, and John Bishopp. Proved 11 March 1613-14 by William Bishop, the executor named in the will. "27 Augusti 1627 This will was layd up amongst the Commissions and soe waer registered before in its due place." (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 66, fo. 35.)

Proved 30 November 1624
The Will of STEPHEN IGGLEDEN of Biddenden in the Countie of Kent, clothier, 24 October 1624. To my three sonnes, Stephen, John and Thomas, to be payd at twenty - one. To Sarah, Margarett, Suzan, Elisabeth, and Marie, my five daughters, at twenty years or at their days of marriage. Residue to Sarah, my loving wife, in consideration she shall well and truly educate my children and pay all my debts, legacies and funeral expenses and I appoint her sole executrix. This is the last will and testament of me Stephen Iggleden touching the disposing of that my parcels of arrable and woodland lying in the parish of Tenterden, called or known by the name of Deadlandwood. My will is that Sarah, my wife, shall have full power and authority to grant bargain and sell the same at the best price to any other person, the money arising I give to my said wife towards her own maintenance and the embalming her to pay my debts and legacies above said. My three sons shall release their interest and right unto the said lands unto such person or persons as shall buy the same (if they require it) before they receive their aforesaid legacies. [Signed] Stephen Iggulden. Witnesses: John Seyliard, scrivener, and John Iggulden. Proved 30 November 1624 on the testimony of John Seyliard and Micaiah Hall [sic], witnesses, by Sarah Iggleden, widow, the relict and executrix named in the will. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 45, fo. 138.)