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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 78
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

Cross of Silver.
  
Nicholas Hawlott in 1505 gave 26s. 8d. to the buying a silver cross for the church, and Robert Pamplet in 1522 left the same sum. The price of a cross varied probably according to workmanship, from £20 (at Newchurch in 1518), £10 (at Margate in 1499 and Gravesend in 1526), to £6 13s. 4d. (at Rochester in 1471).

Service Books.
  
William Richfield in 1491 gave to buy for Reculver Church: For a missal, £6 13s. 4d.; two antiphonars, noted, £10; a legend, £5 6s. 8d.; a gradual, 33s. 4d., and a processional, £3.

Vestments.
  
William Richfield in 1491, for a suit of vestments for Deacon and Sub-deacon of red silk cloth, £6 13s. 4d.
  
John, the son of Thomas Jermyn (or Germyn), in 1484 

gave £6 13s. 4d. for a new cope to be bought for the church, to the honour of Our Lady, and for his soul to be prayed for.
   Richard Lowes in 1499 left £13 6s. 8d. to the marriage of his daughter, but if she died unmarried the money to buy a cope for the church of loath.

Easter Taper.
Thomas Gylward in 1509 left three acres of land to trustees who were to pay the yearly rent to the church-wardens to maintain the Light of the Paschal, so that if any poor parishioners were unable to pay their duty to the Pasehal Light it was to be paid from this money.

Money, Bread, etc., at Burials..
 
Nicholas Hawlott in 1505 ordered that there be distributed among the poor and needy 6s. 8d., both on the day of his burial and day of trental or month’s mind.

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