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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 91
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

of them. That all my things (utensilia) of the aule, camere and kitchen be distributed between Joane, Cristine and Agnes, the daughters of William my son, by equal portions at their marriage. Residue of goods after paying debts, etc., to Thomas Consont, senior, Thomas Butt, Henry att See, and John Ewell of Bromefield my ex’ors, to dispose for my soul and the bringing up of the children of William my son. Feoffee, Richard Bolle of all my lands, woods, messuages, rents, etc., in Reculver, Westbere and Sturrey. That all the profits coming and growing from my chief messuage and lands at Hothe to my feoffee until the child that Cristine, wife of William att Berye my son, now goeth with, cometh to the age of twenty years, if a boy; paying yearly unto Cristine 20s., and for the maintenance of the ehild l0s. yearly until, he is eight years old, then 6s. 8d. yearly until he is twenty-two years old, when he is to have the messuage and lands in Hothe for ever, on condition he pays 20s. yearly to his mother Cristine. That 10 marcs (£6 13s. 4d.) be paid to a priest to sing in the chapel of Hothe for my soul, wives, etc. My lands, woods, etc., in Westbere and Sturrey remain unto Joane, Cristine and Agnes, the daughters of William my son for ever, equally divided when they are twenty years old, each heir to the other, and the 

profits meanwhile for my soul as above. If the man-child die before he is twenty-two, or if it be a girl, then all my lands, woods, etc., in Westbere and Sturrey equally to her and the other daughters of William my son. Then my chief messuage with all lands in Hothe remain to Joane the daughter of William my son, when she is twenty years old, paying the 20s. to Cristine, but of Joane have died then to be sold and the money to the works most needful in the chapel of Hothe, alms to poor people, repair of bad roads, and other deeds of charity for our souls.
Probate 22 March’ 1483-4.        (Con. vol. 2, fol. 588.)

WILLIAM BERY
   21 January 1483-4. Buried in the churchyard of the chapel of Hothe. Towards the buying of a book called a Manuell for use in the same chapel, and to the renovation of’ one pair of silver shoes for the Crucifix there, 3s. 4d. That a chaplain celebrate for my soul in the same chapel,. for half a quarter of a year, and have 16s. 8d. That Joane, Cristine and Agnes, my daughters, with Joane Chevening the daughter of my wife, and the infant now in the womb of my wife, 20s each William lye have my best yew

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