16 January 1497-8. Buried in the churchyard of St. Nicholas.
High altar 20d. ; and to the reparation of the church where
most need is 12d. ; to the Light of the Street called the Hokke
light 6d. Residue after paying debts, etc., to wife Alice
my Ex’or. Wife Alice have all my places and lands during her
life, then except the place next the cross where one John Overy
now dwells, to John my son and his heirs ; but the place before
excepted shall go to the use and profit of the Chantry of John
Sevaunce [Septvans], upon condition it be expended for a yearly
Obit in the church of 5s. upon the expense of the chantry
priest, and also every priest daily and yearly to pray for the
souls of the said Henry Downing, his wife, and the soul of Sir
John and my Lady Sevaunce, and his friends.
[No probate date.] (W., fol. 14.)
ALICE DOWNING, widow.
11 July 1511. Buried in the churchyard beside the body of Henry
Downing, late my husband. To the Hoke-tide Light in the church
12d. ; and towards maintaining the Lights of Our Lady 2 lbs.
of wax. All my body raiment to poor people. In bread, ale
and cheese to poor people of the parish present at my burial, to
the value of l0s. At my day of burial or morrow after 30 masses;
also an Obit of a, dirige and 15 masses yearly for seven years. To
the Friars of Sandwich 6s 8d , that on the day of my
burial they come to Ash and sing a dinge and mass for my soul,
etc. Towards maintaining the Mass of Jesus at the Westgate [Holy
Cross] of Canterbury, that my name be rehersed in the book of the
names of the brothers and sisters, and for eight masses for my
soul 20s. Sir William Harnhill, priest, have a pair of sheets, my
best chest, and five mares (66s. 8d.). To the repair of
bad roads in Ash 20s ; and the bad way beyond the parsonage of Ash
That Constance Carderowe and her daughter Margery have
in money and household stuff 20s. ; Thomas Fowle 40s. ; Sir
Thomes Bode, vicar of Ash, 20s., that he say two trentals of
masses for my soul; James Hole 6s. 8d. ; and to poor people in
shirts, smocks, hoses and shoes, 40s. An Obit be done four
times for the soul of Sir John Middelton to the value of 18s. 8d.
Feoffees of all my lands and tenements : Sir William Harnhill and
Thomas Bode, clerks, and Thomas Fowle. Lands and tenements to
be sold by my ex’or, and the money to fulfill my will,
except the yearly issues, etc., from