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Abstract of Will from St Peter Thanet (Broadstairs), Kent from Arthur Hussey’s Manuscripts

Will of John AUSTEN of St Peter Thanet 24 April 1485

John AUSTEN, textor (weaver) of St Peter’s in Thanet, 24 April 1485.
Buried in the churchyard.
High altar 12d. Ad opus of the church 20d. To each Light of which I am a brother a bushel of barley.
To William CRYELL 3s.4d. To John COOKE all my instrumenta which belong artem sucam [to my trade].
Alice my wife all utensilia of my aule, camere and kitchen, cow, calf, horse and six ewes, one plough with all belongings, one cart, one small cart at le Courte and half part of the grain.
Residue after paying debts, etc. to wife Alice and Thomas GRAUNT my Executors to dispose for my soul.
Feoffees of all my lands and tenements – Richard CULMER, junior, Laurence ATT MERSH and William CRYELL.
Two rods of land to be sold to pay debts, etc. at Knoll and Loudon tree.
Wife Alice have and occupy all other lands and tenements for her life, then to be sold, and the money: - for a priest singing for my soul etc in the church for a quarter of a year, receive five nobles (33s.4d.).
To the church work four nobles (26s.8d.) and to the church work of St Laurence 6s.8d; of Worth 6s.8d; of Deal 6s.8d; and the residue for my soul and to the Stoles in the church of St Peter.
Probate .... 1485. Consistory Vol.3, fol. 57.

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