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    Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 44  1932  page 99
MILTON WILLS (NEXT SITTINGBOURNE).—I. By Arthur Hussey   continued

Sampson one messuage next Stone Cross, obtained from Adam Fletcher. Son Thomas my messuage in the tenure of St John with easement to the fresh water as now. Joan Qynte my daughter a messuage in the tenure of St John for life, paying to Joan wife of John Cotinge 13-4d, after death of Joan Quynt the messuage be sold, the money for a priest to celebrate in the church for our souls. Son Sampson all my ships (navis) with their gear. Witnesses :—Thomas Sayer, William Baker, Thomas Parkin.
[Probate 14 July 1474.]                (A. Vol. 2, fol. 328.)

   6 Sept. 1485. Buried in the churchyard. High altar 6-8d, to the parish-chaplain 6-8d, parish-clerk 3-4d, the sacrist 3-4d. Nicholas Cocklett 13-4d, Martin Cowper 40/-, Margaret Parker 40/- when of age. Thomas Parker and his wife 6-8d. each. Joan Water 6-8d, John Newman have half my ship (navis). Elene daughter of Anthony Carre 53-4d, Robert Newman 13-4d. Residue after paying debts etc to Thomas Cock my brother. Ex’ors :—William Mason, John Bromefeld, John Newman, Thomas Cock, each have 6-8d. My Ex’ors sell two acres of land to provide a chaplain to celebrate for my soul half a year. Also sell half part of my 

ship and three shamels in the market-place, to pay debts etc. Thomas Cock my brother have all other lands tenements for his life, then to the Wardens of Middilton church for 20 years that they dispose for my soul 6-8d yearly, and the residue at their discretion to the works (operibus) of the church. After the 20 years lands etc be sold by Ex’ors and Feoffees the money disposed—to a chaplain celebrating in the church for my soul and friends one year £6-13-4d, the residue "in rebus eccie." Robert Newman have my tenement near Stone Cross in the south part of the town of Middilton during his life doing sufficient repairs, after his death remain to the church for ever. Witnesses :—Dom. William Clowyll chaplain, Nicholas Cocklett, Martin Cowper
[Probate 20 September 1485]            (A. Vol. 5, fol. 49.)

   1 November 1485. Buried in the churchyard. The parish chaplain for three masses of the Trinity 12d. All the goods received from Sampson my brother to my sister Joan, also all residue to dispose for my soul. Ex’or Joan my sister and have

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