have £3 6s. 8d. As much gravel or chalk to the value of 20s, to
be layed between the Wallend and Sarre where most need is, this
coming summer. Rose and Joan, my daughters, each have 20 marcs (£13
6s. 8d) when 18 years of age, or, if they marry
before their, at their marriage. A bullock of three years of age
to be killed against Easter next and given to poor people of the
parish. Bennett, my wife, have all instuff of household "in
the hail, chambres and kechyn," also at Michaelmas in corn,
cattle or money £40. Residue of goods to my three sons equally—John, Roger and Thomas. Wife Bennett have all my lands in
Cheselet for life, then to my three sons. Margery, the widow of
Thomas Estewell, late of Sturrey, have 40s. yearly. Witnesses:
Sir Thomas Boode, curate (sic) of Ash, John Sethe of
Herne, John Peny.
Probate 18 March 1515-16. (W., fol. 132.)
THOMAS BODE, Vicar of Ash.
1 July 1519. " To be buried in the church of Whitechapel, if
it please God I depart my life there." High altar of
Whitechapel 6s 8d. To the Light of Our Lady in Ash church 3s.
to every other Light 6d. A priest sing for my soul in Ash church
for half a year and have £3 6s. 8d. To buy a canopy for the
sacrament in Ash church 6s. 8d. ; to the high altar of Wingham 6s.
8d. ; the reparation of the church of Elmston 20s. ; to
the church of Pevinton 13s. 4d. ; to Sir James and Sir
Robert, priests of Ash, 123s. 4d each; to the Friar† that singeth at
Richborough 8d. Raymond Harfleet and William Wren each have 20s.
That mine ooste (host) William Wren and his wife be
contented for all my costs laid out for me in the time of my
sickness. Ex’ors : Master Robert Woodward, Commissary of
Canterbury, and John Williams, Rector of St. George’s in
Canterbury, to distribute the residue for my soul. Witnesses :
Sir John Roger, William Wren, Raymond Harflette.
[No probate date.] (Con. Vol 12, fol. 164.)
21 January 1528-9. Buried in the churchyard. High altar
20d. Wife Isabelle have 20s, my brother William 5s,
and my mother 6s. 8d. Ex’ors : wife Isabelle and my
* Rev. Thomas Bode is called vicar in
his will but
" parish-chaplain " in Sept 1511 at the
Visitation of Archbishop Warham.
Friar Christopher of Sandwich was the parish chaplain at the
Visitation of Archbishop Warham in 1511,