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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 28  1909  page 93
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—I. By Arthur Hussey  continued

Hoth, 3s. 4d. To Elinor, relict of John Shipman, a cow and four ewes. To the repair of a. certain house called Croehouse at Yongestreet, 3s. 4d. Ex’ors to spend on day of my burial 20s., month’s mind 40s., and anniversary 40s.. Residue to Cristine my wife, who with John Boykin ex’ors. Wife Cristine to have my messuage at Yongestreet with all lands, woods, etc., except five virgates* of land adjoining called Belting Hill, for her life. A boat and two weirs to be sold, and money disposed for my soul and works of mercy. John Ewell, a virgate and half of land called the Cliff, between the lands of John Chestfield east, of said John Ewell west, a road to the south, and near the sea north. To Elinor, widow of John Shipman, two virgates of land at Beltinghill. John Boykin, two virgates of land at Counstall in Borough of Belting. 
Prob. 22 Nov. 1461.                      (Vol 11., fol. 52-3.)

   23 Nov. 1461. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high altar, 20d. To the Lights of St. Mary, St. Martin’s Lamp burning before the high altar, St. John Baptist, St. Peter, St. James, St. Nicholas, St. Katherine, each 20d. Expenses on day of burial, 40s.; month’s mind, 40s.; 

anniversary, 40s. Residue to James Colnewood and John Houting, ex’ors, and they to sell all my lands, etc., and after paying debts, etc., dispose in pious uses for his soul.
Prob. 15 January 1461-2.                  (Vol II., fol. 57.)

   26 March 1462. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high altar for tithes, two of the best ewes. To Light of the Lamp there, 3s. 4d. To Son Thomas, my best cooking-pot and half of all the utensils belonging to living-room, bed-room, and kitchen; the other half to my wife Isabella. To wife, three of the best cows, twelve ewes, two pigs, and all the corn growing upon two acres of land, with the grain upon two other acres for seed, with the podware. To son Thomas, twelve young oxen small and great, three mares, two pigs, one cart (biqa), a tumbrel and plough. Residue after paying debts and legacies to son Thomas, who ex’or, with John atte Cherche overseer. Seven acres of land with three acres adjoining at Donstall, one acre at Medebroke, and three acres at Streetend,
   * A virgate is a yard-land, the yard being a rood. (Diet. Kent Dialect, edited by Rev. W. D. Parish and Rev. ‘W. F. Shaw, 1888.)

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