12 Oct. 1488. Buried in the churchyard. High altar for tithes
13-4d. John Langley 6-8c1. Repair of bad roads in Newington and Rainham
33-4d. Residue after debts paid to Matilda my wife and Ex’or.
Wife have all goods in the house in which I dwell, also the tenement and
all lands etc for life, except Harts barn with a garden and 9 acres called
the Forde in Sayer field against a croft of Thomas Clenche, which Matilda
to occupy until Agnes Bull my daughter be married, then Agnes have the
same, if Agnes die before marriage or without lawful issue, then to Joan,
Agnes, Alice my daughters and their lawful issue. Agnes Chalkelin at her
marriage 3 acres of land in Borden Dane, if she die before then to my
three daughters. If my daughters die then after the death of my wife, son
Stephen have my tenement in which I dwell with all lands, the croft of
Post Harts barn with pasture etc, 7 acres abutting on the Towns Mede, and
to his lawful issue. After death of Matilda 8 acres in Sayerfield be sold
the money to the painting of the Rood loft in Midelton church. The money
for 1½ acres against Clifford’s Mill to the Guild or Fraternity of St.
James in the church for ever. The money from 1½ acres at the
Hawthorn in Sayerfield, for the keeping of an Obit by’ my Feoffees in
the church for ever, and Stephen my son have supervision of the Obit
whilst he lives, then the Vicar of Midelton and his successors have the
land for ever to keep the Obit.1 After
the death of my wife, then Agnes Thomas my daughter have 5 acres of land
in Put Wood and to her lawful issue, paying to the Wardens of Sedingborne
to buy one Antiphonar 16-8d. After the death of my wife Joan Chiche
and Alice Wodeward have 5 acres in Norkis field and to their lawful issue.
Joan my sister 6 acres in West land. Matilda my wife shall pay all my
debts, legacies, etc, and find a secular priest to pray for my soul and
friends for four years. Witnesses :—Dom. William Petyte vicar of
Midelton [1487-1507], Dom Robert Tomson, Thomas Sole.
[Probate 17 December
1488.] (A. Vol. 5, fol.
MAWDE BULL, widow.
28 November 1504. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 6s-8d
and my best table cloth and diaper towel. To the maintaining
1 This Obit is not in the Chantry