The following wills contain reference to, or bequests of land in
JAMES BROOKE of St. Mary of Northgate in
22 February 1471-2. Buried in the churchyard of St. John in
the Isle of Thanet. High altar of St. Mary of Reculver and St. Mary of
Northgate, 3s. 4d. to each. Light of St. Mary in the church of Reculver a
bushel of barley. Son Nicholas have three parts of the "utensilia"
in my house at Canterbury, and the other part to my wife Alice. Son
Richard have all the "utensilia" in my house at Reculver. To the
bell-tower (campanile) of the church of the Monastery of St. Augustine at
Canterbury for two years 40s. Robert Smyth, one of my feoffees, shall
collect and receive yearly, until William my son shall celebrate his first
mass, the rent of three acres of land which I obtained from Stephen
Cheystvyle in the parish of Reculver at Beltinge, so that after the
celebration of the said mass the three acres be sold, and the money with
the said rent be delivered to
William my son. Alice my wife have two pieces of land in Reculver, one
called Stone and the other Sethehill, also two crofts of land obtained
from Thomas and Richard Lytilwode and called Lytilwode; another piece of
land called Courtelese in the same parish, during the life of Alice and on
condition she give up all claim in my lands, etc., due at her marriage.
After her death, Courtelese to son Richard, and the other four pieces to
son Nicholas. My messuage in Canterbury shall be sold, and money part for
my soul, and residue to wife Alice for her support. Son Richard have my
messuage in Reculver with nine pieces of land, whereof three are on either
side of the messuage, the others called the Hoke, Longstyche, Five Acres
near the road going to Bromefield, Sperkynwode, and Bulverstone, also my
land called Stokley in Chistelet. Son Nicholas have all my other lands. Ex’ors:
sons Richard and Nicholas, with Robert Smyth supervisor.
Probate 2 May 1472.
(Archdeaconry vol. 2, fol, 6.)
JOHN DOWLE of Herne.
See Archaeologia Cantiana, Vol. XXVIIL, p. 90