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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 28  1909  page 85
                        
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—I. By Arthur Hussey  continued

   The family named Nottingham lived at Grovefield and owned other land. No. 56.)
   Studd Farm, between Herne and Swaylecliff, was the home of John Studde (No. 35) who died in 1478. His wife was Alice, the sister of William Philipp (No. 6), and they had a daughter Margaret Studde.
   Sea or See Street gave its name to the family of Sea or atte See. Also John Percyvale in 1466 had a messuage at Sea Street and one at Eddington. Thomas Aleyn in 1481 had a messuage with seven acres of land at Sea Street, which he left to his wife Joan. (No. 46.)

Fish Weirs.
  
The frequent mention of fish weirs points to the occupation of some of the people. The weirs were constructed so that they were covered by water at high tide and retained the fish as the tide receded. A weir may be seen at tine present day on the sea-shore, between Graveney and Seasalter.

    In the Survey of Ford Manor in 1647* there is a list of twenty-one weirs on the sea-coast. Many of the wills of the parishioners of Seasalter’ and Whitstable mention weirs and fisheries.
   John atte See in 1460 had two weirs that formerly belonged to William Studd. (No. 8.)
   James Shipman orders his boat and two weirs to be sold. (No.9.)
   John Cobb had a weir. (No. 20.)
   Richard Greneham of Hampton in 1474 left his land weir and half, the profits of his boats to his wife Alice, and at her death to their son James. To his son John he bequeathed his deep weir and the other half of his boats. (No. 27.)
   William Aleyn in 1480 left to Simon Brown a weir in the sea at St. Mary’s Gelf. (No. 41.)
   Robert Cobb left a weir at Beaconhill to his brother Thomas Cobb. (No. 42.)
* See Archaeologia Cantiana, Vol. XXVI., p. 128

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