his heirs, paying to Isabel my dau. ten mares (£6 13s.
4d.), and to dau. Agnes five mares; and to John Crispe of Thanet, esquire,
£6; and to Sir Thos. Swanne, chaplain, 33s. 4d. After the death of Joan,
then sons William. and John give to Swalcliff church two torches, price
Prob. 8 June
(Vol. VIII., fol. 66.)
10 October 1502. Buried in the churchyard. Ex’or: William
Baker. That my son William have a piece of ground called Crofte to the
Cliff ward in the Borough of Beltinge, containing eight acres of land, and
to his heirs for ever; also four acres of ground next unto the east part
of the same Croft. Sons William and James have three acres of land at
Cliff, and two acres of wood called Hawe, between them.
Prob. 18 June
(Vol. VIII., fol 75.)
22 April 1505. To be buried in the churchyard. To the high
altar, 3s. 4d. To the Light of St. Mary, two bushels of barley; to the
Lights of St. Mary of Pity, St. Martin, and St. Katherine, to each one
bushel of barley. To the reparation of one window in the chancel of St.
John in the Church of Herne, 20s. To buying one book for the Chapel
6s. 8d. To the reparation of the parish church of Westbere, as much of my
land within the same parish as shall sell for 20s. To John Helar, a monk
of St. Augustine’s at Canterbury, when he shall celebrate his first
mass, 20s. To John Helar, tanner, in the Lane called North Lane,
Canterbury,* 40s., and to his son William Helar, 6s. 8d. To Agnes Helar,
6s. 8d. Ex’ors: John Percyvall and John Helar of Chartham. All my lands,
woods, and messuages in Herne, Sturrey,. and Westbere, of which the
feoffees are Alexander Cobbe, John Oode (sic), Nicholas Litilwood, William
Clark, senior, and Bennet Ambrose. All my lands and tenements in the
Hundred of Blengate and Westgate to be sold and with the money a priest to
sing in the Church of Herne for my soul, friends, etc., for half a year;
also Beaton my wife have £6 13s. 4d. on condition that Harry at See, with
the assent and agreement of Beaton my wife, delivers to my feoffees my
tenement which he had with thirteen acres of land. Witnesses: Thos. Luton,
Wm. Hends, Robert Davy.
Prob. not entered, Vol. for years 1503-6.
(Con. Vol. VIII., fol. 110.)
* There was a William Heler of the parish of
Holy Cross, Canterbury, tanner, who was admitted a Freeman in 1467. (J. M.
Cowper, Freemen of Canterbury.) .