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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 28  1909  page 102
                        
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—I. By Arthur Hussey  continued

John and his heirs, he to pay for three years 20s. to the work of Herne Church, viz., 6s. 8d. a year; also for the repair of the road from Ford as far as Herne Church, 20s.
Prob. 20 Sept. 1474.                        (Vol. II., fol. 285.)

30.  THOMAS  RICHARDS.
   16 Dec. 1474. To be buried in the churchyard. To the Light of St. Martin, 4d.; St. Mary of Pity, 2d. To wife Joan all utensils. On the day of my burial, 26s. 8d.; trental, 33s. 4d.; anniversary, 26s. 8d. John Richards my brother and William Paramore ex’ors. Feoffees: John Notingbam the elder, Wm. Paramore, John Ewell of Yongstreet, and Wm. Chessher, to sell a parcel of land called Hodlowys, containing three acres, and pay the money to ex’ors to perform my bequests; also a secular-priest to sing in the Church for half a year and have five marcs. John Richards my brother to have half an acre of land at Stretefield, between the lands of John Ridar east, and lands of the Church and of Richard Fawer west. Wife Joan to have four acres at Hunter Street for life, then to be sold and the money disposed by ex’ors; in the Church as they think best, 13s. 4d., to the Church work of Sturrey, 3s. 4d. To Sara, wife of William Cheesher, 6s. 8d.; and to each of their sons and daughters, 6s. 8d. To Alson, wife of Wm. Paramore,

 3s. 4d.; and to each of their children, 3s. 4d. To Agnes, wife of Richard Dardill, 3s. 4d.; and to each of their children, 3s. 4d. To Thos. Ricard (sic) my brother’s son, 6s. 8d.; to Joan Parker my sister, 6s. 3d. Residue in mass and dirge in Herne Church and other charitable deeds for my soul, wife’s soul, etc., after discretion of my ex’ors as they seem best God to worship and please. If sufficient residue with the money buy a white vestment for use in the Church; and especially in obits to sing (sic).
Prob. 28 Feb. 1474-5.*               (Vol. II., fol. 301-2.)

31.  JOHN PIPER.
    6 May 1475. To be buried in the churchyard. To the Light of St. Mary of Pity, two bushels of barley. Wife Elianore and Ricd. Nott ex’ors. To son John, my chief messuage after the death of my wife Elianore, paying to Nicholas his brother four nobles (£1 6s. 8d.). if John die, then the messuage to Nicholas. A priest to celebrate in the Church for half a year, for my soul,
   * A Thomas Ricard, corvesir, in 1472, and a John Ricard, corvesir, in 1473, were admitted Freemen of Canterbury. Corvesir or cordwainer, a shoemaker, originally meant a dealer in Cordovan leather.

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