Thomas Philpot, John Walker, James Home, Leonard Germin, Thomas Maye, John
Hawlet, senior, Robert Andrew, Thomas Corte, Thomas Whitall.
Probate 30 May 1524. (Con.
vol. 14, fol. 25.)
6 October 1526. Buried in the churchyard of Reculver next to
the sepulture of my wife there. To the Light of the Cross, Our Lady, St.
John and the Bachelor’s Light in the church, one ewe sheep to each. To
the Lights of Jesus, St. Nicholas and St. Thomas, 4d. each. Agnes Jakamyne,
my sister’s daughter, have a cow; and Mildred, my servant, one ewe
sheep. That Margaret* my wife have three kine, one of my market horses,
twenty ewes, two silver spoons, the best harnessed girdle, pair of beads,
two seames of wheat, two seames of barley, and one part of my household
stuff. Alice my daughter have a cow, two silver spoons, my second
harnessed girdle, and one half of the second part of my household stuff.
Cecely my daughter have a cow, two silver spoons, and that other part of
my household stuff. Residue of moveable goods, and the third part of the
household stuff after paying debts, etc., to John my son. Ex’ors: son
John and Alexander Cobbe, with
James Ewell overseer. Feoffees of my lands and tenements, etc., in
Reculver, Herne and Chistelett: William Consaunt, Alexander Cobbe, Thomas
Butt and Alexander Paramore. Wife Margaret to have my messuage and garden
bought from John Hawlott in Reculver street, during her life and then to
be sold by ex’ors, and the money bestowed to a priest to sing in the
church for my soul, etc., as long as the money will extend. At the next
feast of St. Michael after my death, that wife Margaret have and occupy a
piece of land of seven acres in a close against Holestole in Herne and
borough of Beltinge until the child she goeth with come to the age of
twenty-one years, then the child have the same land for ever, but if the
child die within twenty-one years and without issue, then remain to
Margaret if alive, and at her death to my children then living. Also at
the next feast of St. Michael that Robert Smith, the son of my sister,
have one acre of land in Herne at Westbroke. Son John have the chief
tenement in which I live in Reculver, and all other lands except before
* Margaret was the daughter of John Hikke of
Herne, who died in 1508, and his will is in Archaeologia Cantiana, Vol.
XXX., p. 104.