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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 126
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

his issue for ever. Witnesses: William Consaunt, Alexander Cobbe, William Ewell, Robert Andrew, and. John Barnard.
Probate 20 May 1520.              (Con. vol. 13, fol. 10.)

RICHARD LOWES of Reculver.
   2 March 1498-9. Buried in the churchyard of Hothe. To the high altar of Hothe, 3s. 4d.; and to the new bells to be bought for the church of Hothe, 42 sheep. of the age of two teeth. Ex’ors dispose for me at my burying, month’s mind and year’s mind, in masses, diriges, etc., £3 6s. 8d.; also a quarter of a year after my death, a priest sing for my soul, etc., in the church of Hothe for quarter of a year. If wife be with child and a son, then the same when twenty-two years old have a garnish* of pewter vessels, a brass pot, pan of brass, two pairs of sheets pair of blankets, materasse and transer,† two quarters of wheat, two of barley, and one of tares. My feoffees make and grant an annuity of 6s. 8d. to the churchwardens of Hothe yearly and to their successors for ever, out of a piece of my land at Hilly Forstall in the parish of Chistlett of nine acres, for a yearly obit in the church of Hothe for my soul, etc., for ever, viz.: two priests at dirige and masses, to every of them 6d., to the vicar of Reculver at the same 8d., to the clerk 8d., and to poor 

people yearly on Good Friday, for three dozen of bread to be given them, 3s., with right of distress if unpaid. Residue of goods after paying debts, etc., to Alice my. wife, who with Laurence Hobbe ex’ors. Lands and tenements in Reculver and Chislett my wife Alice have and occupy, also my shop with all manner of implements for twenty-two years after my death,. reserving out of the same the 6s. 8d. to the churchwardens of Hothe for my obit there to be kept; and if Alice be with child and a son, then the son at the end of the twenty-two years have all the same and to his issue for ever, paying yearly to Alice my wife, if alive, 20s., also son to provide a priest to sing in the church of Hothe for our souls for one year; but if the child be a daughter, then at the end of the twenty-two years all lands, tenements, etc., shall be sold by my feoffees and ex’ors, reserving the 6s. 8d. for my obit, and out of the money: to the marriage of the daughter twenty marcs (£3 6s. 8d.), also to wife Alice if alive 20 mares, to the marriage of poor maidens in the Hundred of Bleangate
  * A garnish of pewter was a set of 12 platters, 12 dishes, and 12 saucers.
  This word transer, or transor, appears to be peculiar to Kent, but very generally used there, and probably means a bolster.

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