the messuage and garden in which I now dwell,
remain to Sir John Ireland, chantry priest of the Chantry of John
Septvance, esquire, in the parish of Ash, and to his successors
forever, on condition the chantry priest keep a yearly Obit of
3s. 4d. for ever. But if the Obit is not kept then to the parish
church of Ash, so that the wardens for the time being keep the
yearly Obit as above, and my Feoffees to enfeoffe the messuage,
etc., to ten or twelve good and discreet persons of the parish.
Residue after paying debts, etc., to my ex’or Sir William
Harnhill,* in charitable deeds for my soul. Witnesses : Thomas
Bode, clerk, Sir John Ireland, Sir Stephen James, Thomas Fowle.
Probate 26 July 1511. (W., fol. 50.)
19 Feb. 1507-8; Buried in the churchyard beside the body of Harry
Downing late my father. High altar 4d. Wife Mildred have all such
household stuff in my house at my death, also a horse, cow,
bullock and plough, and 5 marcs in money to be paid by Alice my
mother. All grain and corn in my barn, etc., equally between
Mildred my wife and Alice my mother. John Middleton have my
second gown, that I had from Sir William Harnhill. Alice my mother
have to her and her heirs all my lands and tenements which
belonged to my father, with all the corn and grain growing.
Residue after paying debts to Alice my mother and ex’or.
Witnesses : John Sanders, clerk, vicar of Ash, John Eastwood,
chaplain, John Middleton.
[No probate date.] (W., fol. 106.)
15 Feb. 1522-3. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 3s. 4d.
Daughter Alice when she is fourteen years of age, have 20s., a
cow and six ewes. To the child my wife goeth with l0s. when
fourteen years of age, each heir to the other, but if both die,
then my wife bestow the money in masses and charitable deeds. To
the light of the church over St. Thomas 12d. Residue after paying
debts, etc., to wife Juliane my ex’or, with Robert Southowsand,
overseer. Witnesses : Sir Richard Bakar, Thomas Bryan, Richard
[No probate date.] (W., fol. 173.)
* William Harnhill was a chaplain of Holy Cross, Canterbury,
in which church he was buried in 1516, giving to the Wardens of
the Brotherhood of Jesus in that church all the profits from two
pieces of land in the parish of Ash, called Suspetts and the Farthing, for a yearly
Obit of 3s 4d. (A, Vol. XIII., fol. 1.)