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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 34  1920  page 53
ASH next Sandwich WILLS - Part 1  By Arthur Hussey

land in Chislet, also my place there with the land for her life, then to my son Edmund. Ex’ors : Edmund Hockyn with my wife Alice. Witnesses : Sir Thomas Fraunch, William Drewe, John Coke.                                                                       Probate 28 July 1518. (W., fol 125.)

JOHN BROKEt.*
   23 March 1483-4. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 12d. and six ewes, and to the work of the church six ewes. Wife Joan have my best horse and. cow ; son John another horse and two calves ; son Thomas a cow ; son Henry one heifer. Residue after paying debts to Ex’ors : wife Joan and sons Thomas, John and Henry equally. That wife Joau have for life that tenement in the parish of St. Mary Sandwich against Wallsend, then to son Henry. Also wife have another tenement in the same parish, next the house of William Giles, until son Henry come to the age of 21 years, then to Henry paying his mother 3s 4d. yearly. Son Thomas have a tenement in Sandwich, on the west side of the house of John Alday. Son John have the messuage in Eaststrete in parish of Ash, paying l0s. yearly to his mother.                                Probate 12 April 1484. (W., fol. 78.)

JOHNT BROKE.
   28 Oct. 1508. Buried in churchyard of St. Nicholas. High altar 6d., and to reparation of the church 3s. 4d. Richard my brother have three quarters of corn ; Beatrice and Elisabeth my sisters each have two quarters of corn ; Thomas Harflete my godson two quarters of corn. Residue of goods and all my lands and tenements to Raynold Harflete and his heirs, and he to be my ex’or. Witnesses : Dom Thomas Colly, chaplain, Nicholas Moland, Richard Englisshe. 
                                                                                                    [No probate.] (W., fol. 110)
JOHN A BROKE
   . . . . 1510. Buried in the church afore the altar of St. John Baptist. A priest sing for my soul, etc., at Altar of St. John
  * The Broke or Brooke family lived at Brooke Street just beyond Goshall, and in 1582 the property went to the heirs of Stephen Hougharn of Weddington, who had married Bennet Broke. (See Archaeologia Cantianca, Vol. XXXII., pages 28, 30.)
   It is very probable that the Altar of  St. John the Baptist was in the south transept of Ash Church, for John Lewies (so the name is spelt in his will) in Feb. 1525-6 desired to be buried before this Altar ; and according to A Corner of Kent (Ash) , p. 243, his gravestone, with brass of himself and his wife, is in the south transept, and, if in  its original position, and not moved from some other place will identify the position of the Altar.

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