acres of land in Reculver and the borough of Beltinge at
the place called Mayes to be sold, and the money for a priest to sing in
the church for one year for my soul and have 10 marcs . . . . All residue
after paying debts, etc., at the disposal of my ex’ors for my soul.
Witnesses: Dom. John Mortimer, curate of Reculver, and Thomas Philpott,
No Probate date. Vol. 1509-11. (Con. vol. 10, fol. 123.)
20 April 1515. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. To every
Light in the church a bushel of barley from out of my ferme at Chistlett.
At my burying three masses. After the death of my mother (not named), that
Cicely my wife have the marsh in Russebourne; also all my corn, cattle and
moveable goods, paying my debts, etc., and Cicely sole ex’or. Witnesses
: Sir John Michell, Thomas German, Robert Andrewe and William Paramore.
Probate 5 October
(Con. vol. 12, fol. 81.)
THOMAS GERMAN,* the younger.
20 April 1524. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver. At my
burial five masses, month’s day and year’s mind three
masses with dirige, and in bread to the value of two bushels of wheat, and
in drink to the value of two bushels of malt at every time to be
distributed among my neighbours and poor people. To the Light of the Cross
and of Our Lady, 4d. each. Wife Joane have and occupy my lands and
tenements during her life, then Alexander my son and the child my wife
goeth with if a man child, have the same equally between them, but if a
girl, have 40s. at her marriage. If sons die before my wife, then at her
death to be sold, and the money for a priest to sing in the church of
Reculver for our souls so long as the money will last. The house between
Coppyn and the land of Robert Pamplett, and half an acre of land in
Horsyefield to be sold after my death to pay debts, etc., and any overplus
to my wife Joane. If my brother Leonard, or any other for him, make claim
against my- wife or ex’ors, they shall sell the three acres at Gibbis
hedge for to defend them. Ex’ors: wife Joane and Thomas Philpott, with
Thomas Paramore overseer. Witnesses: Sir Richard Quested, Richard Cobbe,
* He was the son of William Germyn, who died