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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 94
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

field called Litilwodefield, that is, two acres and half beside the Lamplands and two acres beside Alyns called Gibbisland, during the life of Joane, and after her death that son Robert have the 21 acres called Walton and the four acres and half in Litilwodefield. Also son Robert have 18 acres of land in Herne, of which seven acres are in one piece at Edington, three acres in another piece, and six acres beside the tenement of Richard Ewelle’s, when son Robert is of lawful age. Son Thomas have my tenement at Elboro (sic) called Aylward with 28 acres of land thereto, a piece of land beside the messuage of Nicholas Litlwood at Helboro of ten acres, and two acres in Wysedane. Son William have the lands in Little Wodefield, except the four and half acres before excepted, with all the lands from Bisshopston unto Russhebourne, except ten. acres with the tenement afore excepted, also my marsh in Russebourne. If wife Joane marry, then the tenement in Reculver with 10 acres of land to son William. If son Robert die under age, then my wife Joane have and occupy the 16 acres in Herne during her life and then to my sons alive equally. That 13 acres of land in Herne be sold, and the money to ex’ors to pay: my debts, etc. That my feoffees deliver estate unto the churchwardens of Reculver, John Ewell and Nicholas Hawlott, with John Cobbe, Alexander Cobbe, and John 

Sentt, together, in four acres of land in the parish of Herne at a certain place called Strowde to keep an obit for my soul, etc., for evermore. And when any of the feoffees die then the others choose as many more and so continue for evermore. The churchwardens of Reculver to receive the rent from the four acres, and to make account at my anniversary day unto the Vicar of Reculver for the time being; each warden to have for his labour 8d., and the vicar to see my anniversary truly kept 12d. The vicar aforesaid with three more priests to sing placebo and dirige with the mass on the morn following, having yearly 2s., and two clerks have 8d., and other two clerks 4d., the sexton 10d., and there be offered yearly at every mass of the four 1d.; also thirteen poor persons be. at my anniversary day in worship of Jesus and his Twelve Apostles, hearing mass, and there to pray for my soul, friends; etc., having 13d., and the residue at the disposal of the vicar. If wife Joane die before my son Robert come to lawful age, then John Ewell and William Yve have all the lands which son Robert shall have, being bound in £20 unto Mr. Leonard Eglesfield, Vicar of Reculver, truly to deliver to Robert my son all the profits therefrom when Robert is of lawful age. Witnesses:

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