bow (arca de ewe) and Matthew Fordmell my bow
called a pesid bowe; and Richard Seynt my best dublet and best shoes. Wife
Cristine deliver to my ex’ors when required, as much of my goods as will
pay my debts, and residue to wife. Ex’ors: William Bery my father, and
Probate 22 March 1483-4.
(Con. vol. 2, fol. 586.)
6 October 1510. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. Ex:’ors:
William and Richard Bolle. Son William have my tenement at Broke, with the
croft of land of three acres next to the same. Son Richard have the other
croft next to the above croft, with a plot of land of four acres of wood.
Witnesses: Thomas Butt and John Copyn.
No probate. Vol. 1509—11. (Con. vol.
10, fol. 57.)
10 July 1518. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. Wife
Margaret have my tenements, lands, and movable goods during her life, then
son Richard have the same, paying to his brothers 6s. 8d., each heir to
the other. If all sons die, the tenements, etc., to be sold by my feoffees,
Boll and Robert Andrew, and the money in deeds of charity for our souls.
Son Martin when he cometh to the age of twelve years, have a calf. Ex’or,
wife Margaret, and have all residue.
Probate 31 January 1519-20.
(Con. vol. 13, fol.. 2.)
THOMAS BROOKE or COBHAM.
5 January 1544-5. Buried in the qwere of the chapel of Hothe.
At my burying, to priests, clerks and poor people, 40s. To the Archbishop
of Canterbury my great black horse and my signet. To Mr. Lacy my dublet of
crimson satin. John Seth of Herne have my night gown which. I made against
Christmas, and to Robert Seth a night gown of russet furred with black.
Residue to wife Susan my ex’or, with John Seth overseer. That Cranmer
Brooke my eldest son have £5 yearly out of the Christopher in Gravesend,
according to a certain agreement made by me and James Clerke of Rotham,
and the said writing to be delivered to my overseer, and son Cranmer to
remain with John Seth, who is to receive the £5 towards the education of
Cranmer until he is