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

Will of Nicholas HANXEN of St Peter Thanet 12 October 1493

Nicholas HANXEN of St Peter’s in Thanet, 12 October 1493.
Buried in the churchyard.
High altar 12d. To each Light of which I am a Brother a bushel of barley.
Margerie my wife one cow and half part of all chattels and grain.
Residue after paying debts, etc. to my Executors Margerie, Robert SAKETT and Stephen COLNER to dispose for my soul.
Feoffees – Robert SAKETT, John UNDERHILL, Nicholas MASTER, Stephen COULMER.
If need be one acre and half of land to be sold, situated at Dane, and the money to Executors to pay debts, etc.
Wife Margerie have, hold and occupy all other lands and tenements for her life, paying 5s. yearly to my Feoffees to repair them, and dwell in the tenement during her life, but if not, all lands, tenements, etc. to be sold, except Margerie be with child, and if a man child, to him when of full age, and to his heirs for ever. If a girl, then all to be sold, and money as follows – a priest sing for our souls in the church for one year £6.13s.4d.; and to the church £6.13s.4d. to make with a window of glass in the Chancel of St Nicholas in same church; to the woman child 40s; and all residue for our souls.
Witnesses – Sir Robert BOTELER, parish priest, Nicholas GRAUNT, Richard SAKETT, Thomas LIDERER, William YOKLETT.
Probate 19 February 1493-4. Archdeaconry Vol.5, fol. 401.

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