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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 28  1909  page 94
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.I. By Arthur Hussey  continued

to be sold, and money disposed in mass at my burial, and for the use of Herne Church for a vestment or other ornament, 40s. Three cows, three pigs, two mares, and three staggs* to be sold to pay debts. Wife Isabella to have for life my messuage with two pieces of land adjoining containing eight acres at Streetend, with five other acres; and three acres in parish of Whitstaple. Also four acres at the Levenacres on condition that Isabella make no waste or damage in a piece of land called Martinshill. Daughter Margareta at her marriage to have all that land at Gattisfield, and one acre of wood with appurts. there, son Thomas having the custody and use of same until Margareta be married. 
Prob. 28 May 1462.                        (Vol. II., fol. 69.)

                                                          (See No. 9.)
    7 June 1463. To be buried in the churchyard. To the Lights of St. Mary, St. John the Baptist, and the Lamp burning before the high altar, 8d. each. For one hanging before high altar, 3s. 4d. To the work of the Church called puying, 6s. 8d. To Joan Boykin my dau., a girdle of silk embroidered, four silver drinking cups, a piece of silver and my best cloak. To James Boykin, a candlestick. Two ewes 

each to Thomas, Cristine, Elinore, Margaret, and Alice Boykin. Residue to John Boykin, who exor. Feoffees: John Boykin, Henry atte Well, John Ewell, grant to my dau. Joan a messuage with appurts. in Borough of Hagh, between the lands of John Goff east, of Wm. Studd south, and the high road north and west. If Joan die without lawful issue, then to her husband John Boykin and the heirs of his body, if none then to be sold and the money spent in good works. To James the son of John Shipman, 20s. when thirteen years of age. 
Prob. 23 July 1463.                          (Vol. 11., fol. 63.)

   14 Dec. 1463. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high altar, 40s.. To the Light of St. Katherine, 12d. To the work of the Church, namely, for paving, 40s., and for puynge, 40s. To Godlef Cob, four ewes, and to John Hamond, four sheep. To wife Joan, all utensils in the house, also residue, and Joan executrix, with John Percivale the elder, overseer. A piece of land of twenty acres with two houses at Beltinge to be sold, and with the money pay my debts and legacies; also a chaplain to celebrate in the Church for
     * Stagge = male of various animals. (Century Dictionary.)

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