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

Will of Thomas GRAUNT of St Peter Thanet 13 October 1488

Thomas GRAUNT, senior, of St Peter’s in Thanet, 13 October 1488.
Buried in the churchyard.
Light of corpis in said church 8d. To each Light of which I am a Brother 4d.
Wife Elionore (Eleanor) all my utensilia in camere, aule and kitchen , also all my grain and cattle.
Executors – Wife Eleanor and son Thomas.
Feoffees – Nicholas EASTON, senior, and Nicholas EASTON, junior.
Ten acres of land to be sold and money to pay debts, etc. viz. three acres and one rod in a field called South Cumbe, one acre and half in the North Cumbe, one acre at Berowgh, one acre and three rods in two places in said field, and two acres and half at Langdale.
Wife Eleanor shall have and occupy during her life my chief tenement at Church Hill and a garden called Dawes, and seven acres next to the tenement.
Son Edmund a tenement and garden at Dumpton where Edmund now dwell, also my Barn at east side of the tenement, one acre and half in field called Cookis, seven rods of land at Hegdele, four acres at the Down, five acres at the Langdale, seven rods at the Shortbrode, three acres at the Andrewlands, and to his heirs for ever, paying 6s.8d. yearly to his mother. After death of Eleanor then Edmund have my tenement at Church Hill and garden called Dawes, and the seven acres of land.
Son Thomas all my other lands and tenements and to his heirs, paying 20s. yearly to his mother.
Witnesses – Sir Robert LASYNBY, Vicar, Nicholas EASTON, senior, Roger GOTYSLE, Simon CORLES, Richard NORWOD, Thomas CULMER.
Probate 4 January 1488-9. Archdeaconry Vol.5, fol. 44.

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