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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 34  1920  page 61
ASH next Sandwich WILLS - Part 1  By Arthur Hussey

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 139.)

JOHN COLLARD
  
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.)

RICHARD COOKE.
   10 January 1535-6. Buried in the churchyard beside my aunt Sowthowsand. High altar 2s. ; and to all the Lights that hath a 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.

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