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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 93
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

eighteen years of age. Joan Clerke my kinswoman have 20s. yearly out of the aforesaid £5. That Susan my wife have my lease of Chislett Park during her life, then to Thomas Brooke my youngest son; also wife Susan have my patent of Forde Park for life, then to son Cranmer. I humbly desire my Lord Grace of Canterbury to be so good and gracious Lord unto Susan my wife, as for to move my Lord Cobham my brother of his promise made unto me concerning the jointure of £20 which he promised to Susan my wife. Witnesses: Henry Lacye, gentleman, Robert Seth, Thomas Stampard. 
Probate 17 January 1547-8.*     (Con. vol. 21, fol. 72.)

THOMAS BUTT, senior.
   22 January 1499-1500. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. To the high altar, 6s. 8d,; of Chislett, 3s. 4d.; also of St. John, St. Peter, St. Lawrence, St. Nicholas at Wode and the chapel of Birchington in Thanet, to each 12d. To the Light of St. John in the church of Reculver, four bushels of barley; the Light of le Loke two bushels of barley, and to each other Light in the church a bushel of barley. That each of my three sons, Thomas, William and Robert, have a silver spoon. Wife Joane have all the utensilia and my 

goods belonging to the camera, aula and kitchen, also 80 ewes, six cows, three of the best horses, six quarters of corn, and ten quarters of barley. Daughter Alice when sixteen years old have 20 mares (£13 6s. 8d.), but if she die then my ex’ors to divide the money among my sons then alive, that they dispose for my soul. For a chaplain to celebrate in Reculver Church for my soul, etc., 10 marcs (£6 13s. 4d.), having for each mass 6d. To the maintenance of the mass of the Name of Jesus, 3s. 4d. for one year. Ex’ors: wife Joane and John Parsevall, with Magister Leonard Eglesfield overseer. Feoffees of my lands and tenements in Reculver and Herne: William at See, senior, of Herne, and Thomas Jermin of Reculver. That wife Joane have and occupy my tenement in Reculver in which I dwell, with ten acres of as long as Joane is a widow; also a piece of land beside Helborough called Walton of 21 acres; four acres and half in a
   * Thomas Brooke was the third son .of Thomas Brooke, sixth Baron Cobham, by his first wife Dorothy Haydon. He married Susan the daughter of John Cranmer the elder brother of the Archbishop, who gave him a beneficial lease of the parks at Ford and Chislet, which was long enjoyed by the Brooke family. Chesters of Chicheley, p. 373.

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