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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 50
                                                     
THE EARLY HISTORY OF TENTERDEN. By Robert Furley, F.S.A.   Continued

Philipot stops. Dr. Harris ( a later writer) adds:"This chapel or chantry of Light's, I believe was formerly a little church, and is so described in the old maps; in Dugdale's Map of Romney Marsh it is called Small Light, and now Smallhythe in Symondson's Map." While Hasted takes no notice of the chapel, and tells us that he has been unable to ascertain how long they were held by the Bakers; but that Light's-Notinden was in his day the property of Mr. Wm. Mantell, and East Asherinden then belonged to Mr. Wm. Children, who had built a house there, in which he resided.
Now as I shall have occasion to speak of another chantry, let me in a few words explain their origin.
   When the taste for founding monasteries declined, chantries supplied their place. They were instituted for keeping up a succession of prayers for the prosperity of the founder while living, and the repose of his soul, and the souls of his relatives, when dead. They were usually built in, or added to, existing churches, and lands were purchased, with the license of the sovereign, for the support of the officiating priests, and other expenses of the chantry.

   At the Reformation these chantries, like the religious houses, were all suppressed.
   Then as to Godden, Gatesdene, and Morgue, I am disposed to think that Godden and Gatesdene were one and the same place; the names having been changed with a change of owners. Godden was held of the manor of Northbourne. All traces of both Godden and Gatesdene have now disappeared. I find Gatesdene called a borough in the reign of Edward II. Hasted tells us that in his day there were some marshes called Gatesdene, "near the river between Mayhamme and Smalhide." The ownership, as I shall now shew, of Gatesdene and Morgue became united, and the name Morgue alone has been preserved.
   Edward III had committed the charge of the Seven Hundreds to Henry de Valoygnes (an important family at this time), whose residence was at Ripton in Ashford; and an Aid having been granted to the King to make the Black Prince a knight, Tenterden is returned for one fee in respect of lands which "Thomas de Gatesdene held at Gatesdene in

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