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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 79
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

   Thomas Gylward in 1509, at his burial in bread to poor people to the value of 6s.
   Simon Fanting of Hothe in 1524,. eight bushels of wheat to be made into bread and distributed among poor people at his burial.
   Thomas German in 1524, that bread to the value of two bushels of wheat and in drink to the value of two bushels of malt among his neighbours and poor people at his, burial, month’s day, and year mind. .
   Richard Cobbe, senior, in 1536 left 20s. among poor people in meat and drink at his burial.
   Alexander Paramor in 1546, at his burying a bushel of wheat to poor people of the parish.

Good Friday Gifts.
   Richard Lowes in 1499 gave to poor people yearly on Good Friday, for three dozen of bread to be given them, 3s.
   Elisabeth, widow of John Ewell (in 1510 ?): That her 

ex’ors dispose for her soul three seams of wheat, every year a bushel, to be baked and given to poor people every Good Friday, as long as the three seams will last. A seam being eight bushels, or twenty-four bushels altogether, so that the bequest would last for twenty-four years.
   Isabella, widow of John Hikke (of Herne)., in 1510: That her son Thomas do for her every Good Friday three bushels of bread until eight seams (64 bushels) of wheat are done, two bushels in the church of Herne and one bushel in the church of Reculver.
   Laurence Hobb of Hoath in 1509 gave his tenement in the parish of St. Paul in Canterbury to his godson William Redwode on condition he kept for seven years a yearly obit in the church of St. Paul on the Monday after Palm Sunday, also to deliver in alms to poor people of that parish on Good Friday bread to the value of 3s. during the seven years.

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