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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 103
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

THOMAS GERMYN
   10 February 1473-4. Buried in the churchyard of St. Mary of Reculver. To the high altar l0s., and of St. Mary of Chislet 40d. To the Lights of Blessed Mary and St. John the Baptist in the church of Reculver, two bushels of barley to each. To the Light Pentecote and Dedication of the church, one bushel of barley. For four torches to burn on the day of my burial, trental, and anniversary, 6s. 8d. On the day of my burial and day of trental, 20 masses, and anniversary 16 masses, to be celebrated for my soul in Reculver Church, and given in alms to the poor, 6s. 8d For a secular chaplain to celebrate in the church for my soul, for one quarter of a year immediately after my death, 33s. 4d. Son John have 20 sheep, 20 lambs, one horse, and one cow. Son Thomas 20 ewes and one young horse. Son William, 20 ewes. Both Thomas and William to have theirs when they are sixteen years old. Daughter Alice when she is sixteen years of age have a cow, 20 ewes, and a bed, and when she is twenty, 5.  Feoffees: Thomas Consant, senior, Thomas Butt, John Seynt, Lawrence Hobbs. 
   My wife Alice have a tenement called Cruches and 29 acres of laud, also all my marsh in the Rysshborne in the parish of Chislet, whereof six acres are near the stone  wall, two acres near the tenement of William Jacobb, half 

an acre near the Cross of Reggeway, six acres at Southstreet, seven acres at Heythynstreet, and two acres in the meadow called Lytilwodefeld , and three acres called Gibbiscroft. After her death the tenement, with six acres of land adjoining, near the stone wall, the two acres near the Cross, and the half acre at Clife, the two acres in the meadow Lytilwodsfeld, and a portion of marsh called Rysshborne Marsh, shall remain to son William and his heirs for ever. The two acres near the tenement of William Jacobb, the six acres at Southstreet, and the seven acres at Heythynstreet with the other part of the Marsh called Rysshborne to son Thomas and his heirs for ever. The three acres called Gibbiscroft, the tenement recently obtained from Robert Smith, and the half acre at the Clyfe, one acre in Horseyfield, two acres called Claytac, and five acres at Beltinge opposite the tenement of John Hawlet, to son John and his heirs. That Lawrence Hobbe have the ward and custody of my sons Thomas and William, in case Alice my wife die before my sons of age. That my table called count and mill called querne remain in my house for ever. Exors: wife Alice and son John, who to have all residue. 
Probate 18 September 1475        (Con. vol. 2, fol. 315.)

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