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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 28  1909  page 105
                        
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—I. By Arthur Hussey  continued

37.  JOHN KNEEPE.
   4 Nov. 1478. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high altar for tithes, 12d. To Lights of St. Mary and St. Mary of Pity, to each a bushel of barley. To Wm. son of Robert Philip, a lamb; to each child of Wm. lye of Hothe, a lamb; to John son of John Kneepe, a lamb; to Robert Philip, 13s. 4d. Residue to wife Agnes, who with Wm. Ive ex’ors. Feoffees: Wm. lye of Hoth, Robert Philipp of Swalcliff, Robt. Home, and Vincent Studde of Herne. Wife Agnes have all my lands, tenements, woods, pastures, etc., for life; except one piece of land situated between the land of Herne Church west, the land of John Notingham south, a certain road leading to same east, which is to be sold and with money pay debts, etc. At the death of wife Agnes, to son John a messuage at Kneapys, and a garden with two crofts, and three acres of land adjoining. Margaret my dau., wife of Wm. Ive, one acre of land in aforesaid croft near lands aforesaid of John my son. Dau. Joan, wife of Robert Philipp, one other acre of land in aforesaid croft.*
Prob. 30 January 1478-9.                (Vol. II., fol. 406.)

38.  NICHOLAS WALTER.
   12 June 1479. To be buried in the churchyard. To the Light of St. Katherine, 20d.; St. Mary of Pity, 4d. Wife Cristine have all my utensils in living-room, bedroom and kitchen, and she with John Dubrose ex’ors. Five rods of land in the parish of Reculver, in the Borough of Beltinge at place called Ponde, to be sold and money to pay debts, etc.; if not enough sell two and half acres at Riedys, and the residue for my soul. To wife Cristine one acre of land in the Borough of Beltinge, which Edmund, son of William Fantyng, and Nicholas, son of John at See, to have when twenty. Mentions Margaret my daughter, wife of John at See. 
Prob.29 Nov. 1479.                        (Vol. II., fol. 452.)

39.—RICHARD SAWYER.
   1 Oct. 1479. To be buried in the churchyard. To the Light of St. Martin, a bushel of barley. Wife Margerie have all the utensils in living-room, bedroom and kitchen, except the desk or bureau (computorium) in the living-room and large oven in the kitchen, which shall remain with the tenement. Residue to son William, who ex’or. Piece of land in the field called Stretefield to
   * There was a John Knype, tailor, in 1477 admitted a Freeman of Canterbury.

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