kine and 20s. remain to Reculver Church for its reparation, and to the
amending of the highway between Brentemill and Helborrow Cross other 20s.;
to Mary my wife £4, and 20s. among the children of my sister Margery
Thatcher; also 20s. to Cecyly, Thomasine and Marten the daughters of
William Pamore of Reculver, and the 13s. 4d. in deeds of charity to poor
people. That Edward son of Richard Cobbe have a cow, ten ewes, a seame of
wheat and two seames of barley. Thomasine Parrys have, a seame of barley.
Robert Marten have my violet coat. Ex’or: Mary my wife, who shall
deliver the kine and £8 13s. 4d. bequeathed to son John unto some honest
man to the use and profit of John when he shall come to the age of ten
years, by the advice of Thomas Wood and William Pamore. Residue of
moveable goods after paying debts, etc., to wife Mary, who also have all
my lands and tenements, and to her heirs, etc., for ever. Witnesses:
Thomas Wood, William Pamore, Robert Marten, John Fillip.
Probate 22 July 1546.
(Con. vol. 21, fol. 83.)
RICHARD PORTER of Hoth.
21 September 1506. Buried in the churchyard of Hoth.
To the reparation of the church 3s. 4d.* Land to be sold to pay debts,
etc., but residue of land and moveable goods to wife Joan. Ex’ors: wife
Joan and John Colman. Witnesses: William Haymon, William lye, Richard
Wilke, John Franklyn, Richard Consant.
Probate 8 December 1506. (Con. vol. 9,
5 July 1462. Buried in the church of St. Mary of Reculver.
Daughter Alice to her marriage 40s. and a cow. That two tapers each of
2lbs. burn in honor of God, St. Mary and All Saints, in the church near my
grave when mass is celebrated on double days and festivals for one year
after my death. Also every week within a year after my death, in the same
church the parish chaplain there celebrate one mass for my soul, etc.,
receiving for his stipend 13s. 4d. To the fabric of the church two ewes.
* At the Visitation of Archbishop Warham, 1511, a
presentment was made: "That Robert Hunt withheld the bequest of 3s.
4d. of Richard Porter." Hunt appeared and. said he had married the
widow, and was prepared to pay the legacy. (British Magazine, vol. 29, pp.