due of moveable goods, corn, cattle and household stuff,
after paying debts, etc., to wife. That my wife keep Bartholomew my son if
he will be so content, but if not then Sir William Dawkyn, chantrypriest
there, have the rule and guidance of Bartholomew, but if he die before
twenty-one years of age without issue and Margaret my wife be dead, then
daughter Agnes have 40s., daughter Barbara 40s., and Joan Murcok my
servant 20s. from the money after the sale of my lands and tenements, and
the residue for our souls. Witnesses: John Paromore, Richard Edward,
William Martin, Richard Johnson and William Peny.
Probate 18 November 1540. (Con. vol.
17, fol. 76.)
RICHARD COBBE, senior.
31 October 1536. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. To the
Lights of the Cross, Our Lady, St. John, and St. Thomas, 4d. each; and
towards buying a silver cross for the church, 6s. 8d. To my godsons James,
Richard, Michel, and Alexander, the Sons of my brother, a lamb to each.
Agnes my daughter have a featherbed, four pairs of good sheets, and 40s.
when she is eighteen years old, but if she die before then, half to be
done for her soul, and the
other half to ex’ors. Son John have the feather bed that I lie upon,
pair of sheets, coverlet and blanket, counter table with a form thereto, a
long table, my second plough, second courte (sic), and two harrows.
Wife Agnes have four of the best kine, twenty ewes, the best horse, best
courte, best plough, two harrows with all thereto, and my best cart (sic)
the which son John shall have when he hath need to carry for himself.
Residue of household stuff and moveables after paying debts, to wife Agnes
my ex’or, with son John and brother Alexander Cobbe overseers. At my
burial, in the church of Reculver six masses and diriges, and among poor
people in meat and drink, 20s. That my wife have her dwelling and
occupying in my tenement and all my lands until the next Feast of St.
Michael; then son John have the tenement I dwell in and my lands, paying
to Agnes my wife 20s. yearly; also son John pay to Agnes for fifteen years
6s. 8d. yearly out of a tenement called Pampletts. Wife Agnes have my
tenement that Thomas Butt dwelleth in for her life, also my weare (weir).
Witnesses: Alexander Cobbe, John Cobbe the elder, Richard Ohurche, Walter
No Probate date, but vol. 1537-40. (Con vol. 17, fol 12.)