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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 97
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

ALEXANDER COBBE, yeoman.
   7 April 1541. Buried beside the Palm cross in the churchyard of Reculver. At my burial in dirige and masses for my soul and to poor people, 100s. Son Richard have 150 wethers, 100 ewes, when he is twenty-one. Daughters Margaret, Cristen, Agnes and Frideswide, £20 each at their marriage, but if any daughter die, then Thomsine my wife have £5 to her own use, and £5 among the others. To every child of my daughter Sawkyn, and of my daughter Knoller, 4 ewes each. Residue of goods to wife Thomsine my ex’or. That my mansion house called Bishopston with all its appurtenances and lands, also four acres of land at Rushbourne yeate (sic), four acres at Holt Hill, a piece called Town-piece, three acres in a close called Ewellscroft, two acres at Little Blakesham, one acre at Taylerscroft, one acre and a rood at the Crokydtree, all my lands and tenements at Old Hevyn, and all lands in Well-lease otherwise Bogywell, with their appurtenances to son Richard and his heirs. To my Sons Richard and Alexander, as much land in Rushbourne Marsh as will keep and feed yearly 150 sheep. The tenement called Danys in Herne and all lands, etc., thereto in Reculver, with all my other lands and tenements in Herne, to son Michell and his heirs; also as much land in Rushbourne Marsh as will keep and feed 

yearly 50 sheep. My tenement at Helbrough and other lands in Reculver to son Alexander, also all my land at Rushbourne in Sturrey. Sons Michael and Alexander have all my lands and tenements in Whitstaple (sic) and Swayclif, and to their heirs. That wife Thomasine have all my lands and tenements and the profits therefrom to her own use, until sons be of full age of twenty-one years, and as every son comes to that age to have his share and pay to his mother 40s. yearly. Witnesses: Sir Alexander Bullok, clerk, Robert Seeth, John Cobbe, William Paramore. 
Probate 31 May 1541.               (Con. vol. 17, fol 99.)

JOHN, son of Richard COBBE.
   6 November 1542. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. Ex’ors: wife Margaret, Thomas Arnolde, and Thomas Browne the younger, with Robert Ewell overseer. Sons James and Alexander each have a cow and four ewes. To the child my wife goeth with, if a boy, a cow and four sheep, at the age of twenty years; each son heir to the other, but if all die before they are twenty, their bequests to my daughters equally. Each daughter have 20s. when twenty years old. That two pieces of land in Chislet, one being wood-

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