mother, have 20s. and 12 ewes ; wife Joan six ewes, a cow and
two calves : Isabella, my sister, a cow. To Roger, son of
Thomas Collard of Preston, one ewe. Wife Joan have one low room (bassa
camera) on the north side of my tenement, with free coming and
going during her life, after her death all to Thomas and John
Collard, my Ex’ors. Probate 21 Dec. 1479. (W., fol
20 April 1483. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 6s. 8d.
and to the maintenance of the Light of Blessed Mary of Pity £4.
To repair the bad road at Weryshawthorne* 3s. 4d. Daughters Cristine and Joan each have
5 marcs at their marriage. To a priest to sing for my soul, William Collard, my brother, etc., 10
marcs. Ex’or : Wife Cecilie, and have the residue. Two acres of
arable land in the parish of Preston in Chekerfield next Sawynton
to be sold by Thomas Collard, my feoffee, and money to pay debts,
etc. Wife have for her life all my lands and. tenements, then to
Cristine and Joan, my daughters equally, and their heirs,
but if none to William, son of Richard Collard, my brother.
Probate 14 July 1483. (W., fol. 77.)
10 January 1535-6. Buried in the churchyard beside my aunt
Sowthowsand. High altar 2s. ; and to all the Lights that
stock of corn 2d. each. Residue of goods to
wife Elisabeth my ex’or. Wife have a messuage that my mother
in law dwelleth in with 8 acres of land, the land called Teldens,
and the land called Lokefeld, during her life. Also 15 acres of
land and woodland in Bethersden, paying to John Cooke my brother
of Smarden £12. Wife Elisabeth to sell my part of the laud
called Whetefeld to Nicholas Cooke of Wye. After the death of my
wife, that son William have all my lands in Smarden , if my
brother John will not receive the £12. The land called Teldens,
after the death of my wife, to John Ricard, and to John Michell
the land called Lokefield. That William Michell my son pay £5 to
each of my daughters, Agnes and Joan. Witnesses : William Synkley,
William Kenton, Nicholas Fleusse, Andrew Snoddowne.
Probate 24 May
1536. (W., fol. 201.)
* Archbishop Warham on 1 July 1523 leased to Robert Toke
for 15 years the Manor of’ Wingham Barton in Ash parish,
with all arable lands, marshes, pastures, and grazing in
divers fields, among them being " the field palled
Warehawthorne." Register T, fol, 217, Cathedral Library.