life, and if she die within the age of
22years, then to be sold and the money disposed for our souls.
Probate 18 March 1501-2.
, .. (W., fol. 34.)
WILLIAM A. FORD
8 August . . . . . * Buried in the churchyard. High altar 3s. 4d.;
to the Trinity Light and the Cross Light 4 bushels of barley to
each. Daughter Alice four ewes. John, my son, have my anvil and
all stuff of my occupation, aid £5 to be paid 20s. a year.
Wife Julyane all her own household stuff that she brought over to
me, and my best feather bed, two kine of mine and her own kine, 12
ewes, 12 sheep of one year, my second horse, 3 seames of wheat, 4
of barley and half the barley at Whitsun, and £3 in money.
Margaret Crofte have my great brewing kettle and two ewes ;
Marion Crofte my great brass pot and two ewes, each heir to the
other, but if both die before marriage, then to their father. At my
burying three masses and other alms deeds l0s.; at my month’s
doing a seame of wheat to be made in bread and given to poor
people at the church door. Richard a Ford have all my household
stuff not bequeathed, my cart and the harness, my plough and best
horse. ‘ Residue after paying debts, etc., to be sold and
disposed by my ex’ors for my soul. To foul ways 20s. Ex'ors :
Richard a Ford and Richard Crocker, with wife Jelyon (sic) overseer.
A priest to sing in the church for a year for my soul, and. pray
for John a Forde and his wife Joan, William a Forde and his wife
Benett, William Francis and his wife loan. That Margaret, Anna,
and Jolyan Ford each have four ewes. All my lands to
be sold by my feoffees and ex’ors to Richard a Ford, my son, he
to pay £10 for the same by 20s. yearly. Witnesses:
Simon Gason, Richard Mayow, Laurence Omer, Thomas Holte,
Richard a Forde, Richard Croker.
[No probate date.] (W., fol. 205.)
4 April 1474. Buried in the churchyard of St. Nicholas. High
altar 20d ; to the works (operibus) of the church 6s. 8d. ;
to the Chapel of Overland 6s. 8d. A chaplain celebrate for quarter
of a year in the church of Ash for my soul and have 33s. did. To
* There is no year given, but the same will as " William a
Vord " occurs on fol. 50, dated 8 August 1520, with
probate 10 September 1520, but the wife’s name is given as
" Elyn." .