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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 34  1920  page 58
ASH next Sandwich WILLS - Part 1  By Arthur Hussey

THOMAS CHAPLEYN.
   22 January 1476-7. Buried. in churchyard. High altar 8s. 4d. Wife Joan have all household goods ; Richard Chapeleyn 6s 8d ; my sister Isabella Pery 6s. 8d., and to Richard and Gervase Pery 6s. 8d. each ; Nicholas Page five mares, and to his son Geoffrey Page five mares (33s. 4d. After my death the tenement in which we dwell situate against (juxta) the churchyard, to be sold. Wife Joan have a small house next my tenement at Ware ; also my messuage at Hardmanstreet during her life, then to be sold, and from the money £10 to buy a messuage to serve the church of Ash on condition the wardens of the church with the parishioners redeem the 12d. from my messuage adjoining the churchyard. Ex’ors : Wife Joan, Nicholas Page, Edmund Peny. Witnesses : John Aldy, Thomas Joyner, Geoffrey Kent, Thomas Omer, Richard Browne. 
                                                                                Probate 26 January 1476-7. (W., fol, 67.)

RICHARD CHAPMAN.
   1 Sept. 1488. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 20d. To the Light of the Street called Hoclight 12d. Residue to wife Isabella, my Ex’or, with Sir William Saunders, vicar of Ash, William Lent, and Richard Hele, overseers. Wife have my dwelling place with the hemphawe* for her life, and a croft of two acres in the villa (sic) of Peddynge called Wyeos, and at her death to be sold, and the money to the Worshipful Master of the Hospital of St. James in Coventre, praying him and his brethren and sisters with the poor people in the fermery to pray for my soul. 
                                                                                                       [No probate.] (W., fol. 78.)

ROGER CLYDEROW, esquire.
   7 March 1454-5. Buried in the choir of the Church of St. Nicholas of Esshe, near Joan my daughter. To the high attar for tithes 20s, also to the same altar one missal for ever, and for one chalice or other necessaries to be bought for the altar 10 marcs (£6 13s. 4d.). To the fabric (fabrice) of the same church 10 mares. That John Noryes, Thomas Haryes, Thomas Berwin, Richard Well
  *  Haw is a small yard or enclosure, and Chaucer has it for a churchyard Dictionary Kent. Dialect.
  
†  See Corner of Kent, pp. 71, 207.

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