Mr. William Fineux twenty angels,* and he with John
Norwood, ex’ors. Residue to poor people and in deeds of charity.†
Prob. 20 Sept.
(Vol. XVIII., fol. 69.)
133.—WILLIAM SEE. (See No. 100.)
3 October 1543. To be buried in the Church (sic)
beside my father and mother. At my burial in dirige and mass and other
charitable deeds among needy and poor folk, 100s. To the Vicar of the
parish to pray for my soul, and all christian souls, 3s. 4d. To Nicholas
Rayner my kinsman, 20 ewes within twelve months after my death. To John
Younge, my wife’s brother, 40s. To my daus. Elisabeth and Thomasine, to
their marriage, or when 19 years old, £100, each to be the other’s
heir. Residue to wife Isabell to pay my debts and legacies, and she to be
sole executrix. To John my eldest son and his heirs male, my Manor of
Buckland, with all lands, tenements, customs, etc., in the parishes of
Buckland, Luddenham, Stone, Ospringe, and Norton, and for lack of heirs
male, to the next heirs male of the same William; also John to have nine
and half acres of land that I late had of John Dryland of Wye, in the
parishes of Tenham and Norton, when he cometh to the age of
twenty-one years; if John die before, then to Robert my son and his heirs.
To son Robert all my lands, tenements, pastures, marshes, meadows, woods,
rents, etc., which I have in the parishes of Herne, Reculver, and Chislet
when he is 21 years old, and to his heirs for ever; provided that Isabell
my wife, his mother, shall have her living and dwelling in the Manor of
Underdowne that I now well in, during the nonage of the said Robert, and
£10 half-yearly at the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady and St.
Michael. Witnesses : Mr. Nicholas Ridley, vicar of Herne, and John
Prob. 12 April
(Vol. XIX., fol. 34.)
28 December 1552. To be buried in the churchyard. To son James,
five ewes, a twelver monthing heifer, two capounes, and my great brewing
kettle. To son Thomas, a twelve monthing bull,
* Gold coins with the figure of an angel
stamped upon, them.
† Lawrence Kinder, Rector of Swalcliffe, by his Will
dated 29 October 1540 (and proved 14 February 1540-1), gave to Sir Wm.
Michell, Chantry-priest of Herne, "my white ambling mare, my fox
,furred gown, second best cap, and a new chamlet dublett."