130.—THOMAS GORR. (See Nos. 25 and 123.)
13 July 1540. To be buried in the Church before the Font.
Towards the shoting [i.e. casting] of the leads at the north aisle
of the Church £3, to be paid when the plumbers begin the work. To the
Light of the Cross, 4d; to the Light before the Sacrament, 4d. To Thomas
Ridar my son-in-law, my best gown, doublet, etc.; and to Annes Ridar my
dau., two girdles harnessed with silver, etc. Witnesses: Sir Wm. Helling,
curate, Thomas Notingham the elder, Richard Church, Nicholas Marsh, Thomas
Prob. 4 March
1541-2. (Con. Vol.
XVIII., fol. 2.)
3 December 1541. To be buried in the Church next unto the
grave of John Maycott, being before the Jesus Altar in the Church. Towards
buying a canopy to bear over the sacrament going a procession, 20s.; and
towards the cloth to lay over the brides when they are married, 40s. A
taper to burn for twelve months before the sacrament, 5s. At Swynfield a
mass for my soul and parents, and to poor folk of Swynfield,* 20s. To the
heirs male of my uncle Nicholas Smersall, £20. To my sister Margaret, 20
marcs and a bed
with all the implements thereto of the value of 40s. To Sir William
Michell, chantry-priest of Herne, 20s.; and to Sir William Bowker, l0s. To
Mistress Oxinden, a kyelle (sic) cloth of chamlet. Ex’ors: William
Fineuxs, † Esquire, and William Oxenden,‡ gentleman, each to
have £3 6s. 8d., and my Lady Fineux overseer.§
(Vol. XVIII., fol. 32.)
132.—WILLIAM MICHELL, Chantry-priest of the
Chantry of Herne.
12 Nov. 1540. To be buried in the churchyard before the Altar
in Our Lady Chapel. To John Norwood, my best feather bed with all things
thereto, and my barley in the Barn at the Chantry. To
* That is Swingfield, where there is a place called
† He was the son of Sir John Fineux. (See No. 135.)
‡ Possibly the William Oxenden who was buried at
Wingham 10 April 1576, and married Elisabeth Hill (or Hyles), whose Will
is printed in Archceologia Cantiana, Vol VI., p. 285.
§ Elisabeth (dau. of Sir John Paston), the widow of
Sir John Fineux, died 12 August 1539, so this would be Frideswide, the
wife of Wm.. Fineux.