Similar bequests occur at other parishes in
Richard (Culmer of St. Peter’s in Thanet, who died in 1494:
From six acres of land at Brodsteyr Lynch in two pieces, the rents for
ever to be distributed yearly among poor people most needy in the parish
on Good Friday, for the health of my soul and my friends. And the vicar to
have 4d. from the same rent yearly for ever, to remember the soul of me
the said Richard in the Dominical Prayer in the pulpett.
(Archdeaconry vol. 6, 1.)
John Bryce of Ivychurch, where he was buried in the church in
1504: That at two Good Fridays after his death the poor people have a
bushel of wheat baked in bread.
(Consistory vol. 7, fol. 90.)
John Lilly of Tenterden, who died in 1504, gave to the use of
the church of Tenterden two cows, and the wardens of the church for the
time being distribute yearly on the day called Good Friday, to twelve poor
people for my soul l2d, from the money coming from the same two cows,
any residue to the use of the church.
(Archdeaconry vol. 10, 1.)
Thomas Ratcliff of St. John the Baptist in Thanet [Margate],
who died in. 1507, also possessed lands, etc., in Deal and Sholden: His ex’ors
were to distribute every year on Good Friday twelve pairs of sheets in the
parish of St. John [Margate] and twelve pairs in the parish of Deal.
(Consistory vol. 9, fol. 36.)
Stephen Cowper of Tenterden, who died in 1513, left: To the
use of the church of Tenterden two kine, price 20s., upon condition that
the wardens of the same church for the time being distribute to poor
people yearly on Good Friday for my soul, parents, etc., 12d.
(Archdeaconry vol. 12, 8.)
Richard Aylonde of Tenterden, yeoman, in 1515, also left two
kine to be letten out by the year at a reasonable price, and that 13d. of
the rent from the same kiue coming