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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 135
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

and son William have all my utensilia in the aula, camera and kitchen, equally between them. Feoffees: Thomas Consant and Thomas Butte, who with my ex’ors shall sell as much of the lands, tenements, goods and chattels as needful to pay debts, etc., and all the remainder to wife Willimine for her life, and then to son William. Ex’ors: wife Willimine and son William.
Probate 4 October 1462.       (Con. vol. 2, fol. 76.)

    14 September 1491. Buried in the chancel of Reculver. Wife Joane have all the utensilia in aula, kitchen and promptuarium. To each House of Friars in Canterbury, 6s. 8d. John Smith, senior, have one boat (cimbarn) with its sails, one anchor with two cables, and 3s. 4d. yearly from the lands and tenements to be sold. To the parish church of Reculver, for a Missal 10 marcs (£6 13s. 4d.), and for two Antiphonars noted £10; for a Legend 8 marcs (£5 6s. 8d.); for a Graduale 33s. 4d.; for a Processional with all contained in it for processions £3. For the whole apparel of two vestments for Deacon and Sub-deacon, of silk cloth and red color, 10 marcs. That a priest celebrate for my soul, parents, etc., for one year the Trental of St. Gregory

in Reculver Church, and have £10. Ex’ors: Thomas Newe, Thomas Germin, with John Nutkyn overseer. Thomas Newe, Thomas Germin, Nicholas Ewell, Alexander Ewell, Thomas Ewell and Matthew Booke be enfeoffed in a certain piece of land called the Combe of three acres and half, situated near a certain wood called Lytilwod, which they are to make over to the wardens of the church for a solemn obit yearly for my soul, parents, etc., and any residue of the income to the reparation of the church. All other lands and tenements to be sold and money disposed for my soul.
Probate 5 December 1491.       (Con. vol. 3, fol. 306.)

   11 June 1495. Buried on the west side of the church door of Reculver; and to the high altar there 20d., and a fine linen sheet to lay upon the same, to the laud and praising of God while it may endure. At my burying 26s. 8d., also a yearly obit for six years after my anniversary, every year in dirige, mass, etc., 20s. To God and the church two new images of Mare and John, to stand on either side of the Crucifix in the Rood loft, to be made in porcion.

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