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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 35  1921  page 27
ASH next Sandwich WILLS - Part 2  By Arthur Hussey

18 years of age or married, then to Margaret and her heirs. If both daughters die, then to the eldest son of John Gason my son and his heirs, Son John have for his life the profit from 11 acres and 3 rods of land at Pararnore Street and Harmon Street, whereof 8 acres and 3 rods late were Harry Pararnoreís, and the other 3 acres were the church of Ash, and my son with the money keep a yearly Obit in the church with six priests and two clerks, each priest having 6d. and each clerk 3d.; to the vicar for an offering 6d., for lights about the herse 8d., to the sexton for ringing to dirige and mass 14d., to 12 poor people at the Obit 12d., and to the churchwardens 20d. to bestow on bad roads; Ďany residue to my son for his labour. After the death of son John, the income to remian to the son and heir of John my son to keep the Obit (as above). But if the Obiti is not so kept, then the churchwardens for the time being have the income for the Obit, but if they fail then the Provost and Canons of Wingham, by the advice of learned counsel, shall cause a new feoffment to be made to the use of them and their successors, and they to pray for my soul, father and mother, etc. That my feoffees of this land, when required by the Vicar of Ash and the churchwardens, shall deliver estate unto 10 ort 12 other persons.
   Probate 27 Jan. 1527-8. (W., fol 183.)

WILLIAM GIBBES.
   10 March 1523-4. Buried in the churchyard of St. Nicholas. High altar 12d. Wife Sibell * have three kine, one bullock, three twe1ve~monthing calves, all the grain growing upon the ground, all household stuff as it standeth, two seames of wheat and one of malt. Isbell Cowper the daughter of my wife have my greatest brass pot. William my son have two steers and a bull, four seames of old wheat and four of old malt, towards the paying of my debts the 33s. 8d. that resteth in my sonís hands which he oweth me; also the body of my cart and. a courte (sic) with all thereto. Pascall Musred the son of my wife have my best gown ; William Musred my godson one ewe and wether and two bushels of barley; Nicholas Musred a seame of barley ; Nicholas Cowper my godson two bushels of barley. Son William have the cow which he has in his keeping. Residue of sheep to John the son of William Gibbes
   * Sibell was the widow of Edward Musred who died in 1513, and had a son Pascall. (See their Wills.) .

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