14 Oct. 1508. Buried in the churchyard. To the gilding of the
Rood-loft, a sheep. Residue to my mother, my brother Thomas and my sisters
(no names) equally. No Ex’or. Witnesses :—Dom Thomas Draper
parish-priest, William Clement.
[Probate 10 January 1508-9.] (A.
Vol. 11, fol. 47.)
17 December 1475. My messuage in the market place of
Middelton be sold, the money—to a priest celebrating for my soul 33-4d.
George Playse 20/- Alice Chilton 3-4d. Elisabeth Coye 12d.
No Ex’or. Witnesses, or Probate date. (A. Vol. 3, fol. 8.)
[No Date.] Buried in the churchyard. My father have my
two coats, one violet the other gray frise [coarse woollen cloth]. Residue
to wife Agnes my Ex’or to pay debts. Witnesses :— Thomas Austen vicar,
[Probate 14 July
(A. Vol. 20, fol. 171.)
THOMAS CHAPMAN, senior.
27 Oct. 1466. Buried in the church of Middelton. High altar
for tithes 10 /-, the parish-clerk 12d, the sacrist 6d. Residue
to wife Agnes and son William my Ex’ors, to pay debts, with Peter
Dyngley, vicar, overseer. Wife have for life all my lands tenements, then
to son William and his heirs for ever.
(A. Vol. 1, fol. 193.)
RALPH CHICHE, gent.
Feast of the Nativity of St. Mary [8 Sept.] 1500. Buried in
the Chapel of St. John Baptist in Middelton church, next the grave of Joan
my wife. High altar for tithes 6-8d. To the works (operibus) of the
Nave of the church 20/-. The Wardens of St. James’ Watch a cow for the
maintenance of the Light of St. James. To each House of Friars in
Canterbury 10/-, the Friars of Sandwich 10/-, and of Aylesford 10/-, that
in each House they celebrate a great trental for my soul, Joan my wife and
our parents. To the church of Iwade £13-6-8d, "ad faciend.