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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 32  1917  page 136
                               
                       RECULVER AND HOATH WILLS. By Arthur Hussey  Continued

after the rate of the same Crucifix in timber work made by kerver, and there to be set up within twelve months after my death. That a priest sing and pray and be at all divine service in the church for my soul, parents, husband, etc., for half a year and have 5 marcs (66s. 8d.). My tapers as oft as when need requireth to be renewed, and the same at divine service to burn before the Image of Our Lady in the chancel of the church for one whole year after my death. Joan Butt have my best ring; Joane Consant my girdle next to the best harnessed with silver; Alice Consant 12d.; Joane Skinner my best basen with bolyons of laton, and Thomas Paramor have my other basen next to the best. Richard Dodde have all residue of the instuff of my household, also my marsh in Chislet of nine acres, situated between the marsh of the heirs of Oxenden east, the marsh of the chantry of Reculver and marsh of Thomas Butt the elder, west, and to his issue for ever. A priest pray for my soul in the church of Reculver the trental of the. Mass of St. Gregory, and have £10. Residue of money to repair of the church, bad roads, marriage of poor maidens, etc. Ex’ors: Richard Dodde and Thomas Consant.
Probate . . . . 1495.          (Con. vol. 4, fol. 82.)

RICHARD ROKE, senior.
   23 February 1502-3. Buried in the churchyard of St. Mary of Reculver. Son Thomas have one large cooking pot of brass and two of the chargers; son John have another cooking pot and one pan. Ex’ors: son Thomas and Richard Knight of Chistlet. Feoffees: Alexander Ewell and Robert Ballden. That son Thomas have my tenement with the croft thereto in Reculver, and a garden in Herne, two and half acres of land at Melfield in Herne, and a piece of land at the Busshe in Reculver. Son Matthew have a piece of land in the field Preston-field in Reculver. Son John have two crofts in Reculver, one croft called Melham and the other Bloke, but if John die within two years after my death, then son Thomas have the Bloke, but the other croft Melham to be sold, and the money disposed for our souls in Reculver Church. My land at Hampton in Hern to be sold, and from the money—to daughters Juliane and Margery 6s. 8d. each. That my Sons two years after my death have their land. Witnesses: Leonard Eglisfeld, clerk, Robert Pamplott, James Ewell.
Probate 4 June 1503.               (Con. vol. 7, fol. 69.)

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