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

Will of Richard ESTON of St Peter Thanet 10 March 1483-4

Richard ESTON, son and heir of Richard ESTON, quondam of St Peter’s in Thanet, 10 March 1483-4.
Buried in churchyard of St Mary of Minster.
High altar there 4d. Ad opus of the church of St Mary 20d.
To Joan COLMAR my mother 6s.8d.
To St Mary de Brodesteyr 6d.
To Joan my mother the 12s. which Edmond COLMAR owes to me.
Executors – John MATHEW and Nicholas ESTON, junior have residue for my soul after paying debts, etc.
As to my lands and tenements that Thomas GRAUNT and Nicholas ESTON, senior, the Feoffees of my late father shall grant to John MATHEW all my lands and tenements which came to me after the death of my father in parish of St Peter, to John MATHEW and Dionise his wife, and their heirs for ever, on condition they pay all my bequests and funeral expenses, viz. two masses at my burial, three at month’s mind, and three masses at my anniversary, and in the works of charity to the value of 40s.
Probate 15 July 1484. Archdeaconry Vol.3, fol. 461.

Latin inscription on brass slab in nave of St Peter’s in Thanet (between two pillars) – Here lies Nicholas ESSTONE and Alice his wife, which same Nicholas died 19 day of month February Anno Dom. 1503. To whose souls God be merciful.


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