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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 30  1914  page 114
                                             
HERNE WILLS: ABSTRACTS.—II. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

115.—WILLIAM AT SEE. (See Nos 73, 94)
   15 December 1519. To be buried in the churchyard. To the reparation of the Church, 6s. 4d.; and to the Brotherhood of Our. Lady Light, one sheep. On the day of my burial in Dirige and Mass and other deeds of charity, 20s..; and my month’s mind and year’s mind, 20s. To wife Alice, all my household stuff and the corn in my barns, a mare, two kine, and twelve sheep. To Hamon my brother, four sheep; and to Vincent my brother, two sheep. Residue to James German, and Valentine Elinore my ex’ors, to dispose for the health of my soul, and John Boykin the elder, overseer. Wife Alice to have my place and all lands for ten years, except an acre of land on the south side of James Elyce’s place, which is to be sold and done for me, also another acre on the North side of Studhill croft to be sold and done for me [for my soul]. If my wife marry again and the children are not well ordered, then my ex’ors to see that they are. Wife to have my two weirs until the Midsummer after my death; then unto Vincent and Hamon my brothers, my two weirs with their appurts. for ten years, repairing them sufficiently, and paying to my ex’ors during that term 6s. 8d. yearly, to be spent on the health of my soul in the Church of Herne; after the ten years my place,

lands, woods, and weirs, except before excepted, remain to Thomas my son, paying to Alice my wife 13s. 4d. yearly for her life. To dau. Margaret at her marriage, £3 out of my lands, woods, and weirs. Ex’ors to suffer my Feoffees at the end of the ten years to take the profits of my lands, place, wood, and weirs to the behoof and profit of my son Thomas until he is twenty years old, and they to pay from the same profits the £3 to my dau. Margaret, and the residue to son Thomas when twenty. To Vincent and Hamon my brothers, my part of my wood in Sturrey for ten years, then to my son Thomas. My land called Gorewood to son Thomas. If my wife die within the ten years, then James German to have the governance of my son Thomas until twenty years old, but if Thomas dies before then, my place, lands, woods, and weirs remain to Hamon and Vincent my brothers, paying to Margaret my dau. £8. If my brothers die before Thomas is twenty, then to be sold and the money disposed for my soul, etc. John Alen the younger to have my boat, paying to my ex’ors 6s. 8d. when they shall require it and ask it of him. Witnesses: Sir Oliver Besewyk, curate there, John Boykin, senior, James Elyce, and Nicholas Calcott. 
Prob. 13 Feb. 1520-21.                (Vol. XIII, fol 41.)

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