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
Probate 17 January 1547-8.* (Con. vol. 21, fol.
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.