JOHN CHILDE, Bricklayer.
3 November 1554. Buried in the churchyard. Son Henry when 26
my house, my wife Katherine having oversight of the same. Margaret my
daughter £5 at her marriage or age of 21. If the child my wife goeth with
live, at her marriage 40/-. Residue after debts paid to wife
Katherine my Ex’or, with Thomas Lake overseer. Witnesses :—Dom William
Painter, Thomas Lake.
[Probate 23 July
(A. Vol. 30, fol. 144.)
20 July 1478. Buried in the churchyard. High altar for tithes
3-4d, parish-priest 20d, parish-clerk 4d, the sacrist 12d. Wilmine Cornyll
at her marriage 40/-. Residue to wife Alice to pay my debts etc,
and with Richard King my Ex’ors. Wife have for life my messuage in the
market place, then sold and money to John son of Peter Richeman 40/-, John
eldest son of Richard Martin 3.4d, to Iwade church 20/-, a priest 66-8d
for our souls, my wife, parents for half a year. If John son of Peter
Richeman die before of lawful age, then Alice sister of John have 40/—.
Residue to work (opus) of Middilton church. Anicia [=Agnes] daughter
of John Michell of Key Street have in fee simple the rent which William
Chapman is wont yearly to pay for one barn in the market-place next my
[Probate 26 Sept
(A. Vol. 3, fol. 178.)
31 March 1546. If my wife now with child, a son and he lives
to 21, then have £5; if a girl £6-13-4d equally among my three daughters
(no names) at their marriage. Ex’or :—Wife Margery. Witnesses :—John
Storey1 vicar [1545.51], John Thornton.
[Probate 10 June
(A. Vol. 24, fol. 236.)
THOMAS CLENCHE, of Chalkwell.
18 June 1495. Buried in the churchyard. To the mother church
of Holy Trinity Canterbury 4d. High altar of Middelton 6-8d, to the "fabrice
et operibus" of the church 20/-. Light of St. Mary a cow. A secular
priest celebrate for a year for my soul, parents, £6-13-4d. Residue after
paying debts to wife
1 Bishop of Rochester, 1551-4.