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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 30  1914  page 100
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—II. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

sold; and wife Rose have the land weir. Land called Semtestrowes or Stonyland of two acres to be sold, when dau. Isabell twelve years of age, and the money divided equally between Katherine, Cislei, Joan, and Isabell, my daus., to their marriage, but if they die then the land to son Thomas, my wife having the profit of the land until the age of Isabell. After the death of my wife Rose my lands and tenements to son Thomas, who if he is not then twenty-one that Thos. Colsoll my cousin shall have the custody of son Thomas. Witnesses: Thos. Howlyn, Thos. Colsoll, Henry Webster. 
Prob. 14 Dec. 1502.                         (Vol. VII., fol. 41.)

   4 March l504-5. To be buired in the churchyard. To the Light of St. Mary, 6d.; to the Light called the Trendle,* 6d. Ex’ors: wife Margerie and Robert Goodhew. After the death of my father that Thomas my son have the tenement in which I live in the Borough of Hampton at a place called Edynton, and to his heirs for ever. If my wife is delivered of a son he is to have six acres of land, two at Seestreet and four at Edynton, when he is twenty-one. Wife Margery to have the occupying and profits of the same six acres until the child is of age, but if a maid child then son Thomas to have the six acres, paying £4 to the girl’s marriage. 
Prob 1505.                                     (Vol. VIII., fol. 64.)

                           (See No. 21 in Vol. XXVIII., p. 97.)
   20 March 1504-5. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high altar, 12d. Wife Joan and son John ex’ors. Feoffees: Wm. Ingram, John Nethersole, Harry Gosbarn. Wife Joan to have and occupy during her life my tenement with all lands thereto in the parishes of Swalclif, Whitstaple, and Hakinton; then to son John and his heirs for ever. Also wife Joan have and occupy for life all my lands in Herne in the Boroughs of Strode and Hampton, at a place called Grenehill, and at her death then to son William and
   * Trendles or trindles were, originally, coils or rolls (cf. our word trundle) of wax taper, such as were burned before some shrine by the friends of a sick man making intercession for his recovery—" generally made as long as the sick man’s height of stature, and twisted in the trindle form "—see illustration in Rocke, Church of Our Fathers (ed. 1896), iii., 344. Later, as in this Will, "the Light called the Trendle" signified "a kind of chandelier or series of circular, graduated wheels, attached horizontally to a pole, and often suspended by a cord from the roof," probably before the great rood, as at Burmarsh, Chatham and Margate (Test. Cant., pp. 40, 79, 211). See Cox, in Curious Church Gleanings, p. 56, where an entry referring to St. Laurence, Reading, is quoted: "payed for the tymber trendle for Candlemas Day iiijd." (1539-40).
  "Paid for wax bought for the Trendyll hanging in the Church of Lydd, before the high cross there, 5s. 9d." (1450-1).—Records of Lydd, p. 148,

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