and a young colt that he hath already. Dau. Agnes to have
a cow, two ewes, and 6s. 8d. when eighteen. Dan. Joan to have a two yering
(sic) red heifer, two ewes, and 6s. 8d. when eighteen. If Joan and Agnes
die, then to dau. Christian, and Christian to have a wether at the
Purification of Our Lady next after my death; also a brass pot with a hele
[i.e. cover], and two capons and a heiffer at her marriage. . To
son Michael my best brass pot, a young mare, best coverlet, and a capon.
Sons Michael and James to have my part in my weir, boat, and all things
thereto. Sons Thomas and Michael to have my two rnollett nets with their
stedilles.* To wife Mawdelyn two kine, my ambling mare, and residue of
sheep, and one acre of wheat, and the residue of the household not
bequeathed to be divided between wife Mawdelyn and son Michael. Ex’or
Harry Allen, with Wm. Paramore overseer. Of all my lands and tenements in•
the parishes of Heron,. Reculver, Hothe, Sturrey, etc., that son Michael
have my tenements and lands in the Borough of Hampton, except my part in
one parcel of land in Hawfield, at the age of twenty-one, and Mawdelyn my
wife have the same until my son is of that
age, except Michael to have part of the house for his own use, for to lay
in such things as he shall have, and if she will not be there with
content, then she is to forego all, and he to have it. If Michael die
before he is twenty-one, then to my son James. To son Thomas my part in a
parcel of land at Hawfield. in the Borough of Hampton, and my part in a
parcel of land at Studde hill in the Borough of Thornden, and to his heirs
for ever. To son Michael my middle ebb weir and my weir called Cut in
Bowhill, also wife Mawdelyn to have the land weir at Hampton for her life,
then to son Michael; and son James to have my other two weirs in Bowhill,
and two parcels of woodland, one in Hothe parish, and the other in Sturrey.
Son William to have my tenement in Herne Street when 21 years old, and to
his heirs for ever; but wife Mawdelyn to have the same until William of
that age; if William die before then, to son Thomas and his heirs. To dau.
Christian my tenement in Reculver and. to her heirs. Witnesses: Alexander
May and John Johnson.
Probate 15 February 1552-3. (Vol.
XXV., fol. 11.)
* Steddles were the frame or stakes used
with the mullet nets.