St. Martin, 4d. each. To daughter Joan, four ewes; daughter Isabell, four
ewes; Agnes Elphe, six ewes and a cow. On day of burial 20s., also at
trental and anniversary, in mass and other works of charity. Feoffees:
John Nottingham the younger, Robt. Nottingham, John Doberose, Wm. Coting,
shall suffer Agnes my wife to have my messuage with all lands, tenements,
woods, pasture, meadows, etc., for her life; then to Alexander my son when
twenty. After the death of Agnes, to son John when twenty, a barn with
appurts. called Harnill, ten acres called Scotts, four acres called
Hardres, and four acres at Westbrook. After the death of Agnes, to son Wm.
when twenty, four acres called Cisgoffys, four acres called Stokesfield,
and a piece of land called Elbott. After death of Agnes, to son Thomas
when twenty, a piece of land called Belebregge, and two and half acres
before the gate called Wylgoffs gate. The four sons after the death of
Agnes to have a field called Hewinding, to be divided equal]y. If the sons
die, then to be sold, and the money to provide a priest to sing in the
Church for my soul, wife, etc.; and ten mares to the work of the Church;
also to each son of my brother Alex. Goff, 40s., and each of his daus.,
20s.; and the residue at discretion of ex’ors. Daus. Joan and Isabell
40s. at their marriage. Wife Agnes and Wm. Lunse ex’ors.
Prob. 31 May
(Vol. II., fol. 248.)
26. STEPHEN CHESTFIELD.
10 January 1473-4. To be buried in the churchyard. To the
high altar, 12d. To the Light of St. Peter, one ewe. To wife Isabella, six
sheep, a cow, eight horses, and all the utensils of my living-room and
kitchen. Feoffees: Vincent Freningham, John Boykin, John Ridar, William
atte See, and Richard Fylle, and they to sell an acre of land against the
land of Thos. Fayrewar towards east and west, and with the money ex’ors
to pay my debts and funeral, and Thos. Fayrewar to buy the same, if he
will. Thomas my son to have a piece of land called Sents, and an acre of
land called Hardis, when sixteen. Son Robert, four acres and three rods of
land called Lomepetts, at same age. Son Richard, two crofts of four acres
at Musden, within the lands of Sir Matthew Phi!ipp, Kt., and Thos.
Nottingham towards the east, and the common water course towards west. If
the sons die, then lands to be sold, and ex’ors to pay to Agnes and
Isabell my daughters 40s., and a honest priest to sing in the Church for a
year after death of my Sons.
Prob. 14 Feb.
(Vol. II., fol. 268.)