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

Will of Laurence AT MERSHE of St Peter Thanet 21 October 1499

Laurence AT MERSHE of St Peter’s in Thanet, 21 October 1499.
Buried in the churchyard.
High altar for tithes etc. 4d. To each Light of which I am a Brother a bushel of barley.
Wife Alice have all utensilia of my camere, aule and kitchen, also a cow and 5s. for a horse, four ewes and half part of all grain.
Residue after paying debts, etc. to Thomas AT MERSHE my brother and Thomas CULMER, my Executors.
Feoffees of lands and tenements – Nicholas CULMER and Stephen FERDBROKE.
Seven roods of land at Solyshill to be sold and money to Executors to pay debts, etc. If not enough then one acre of land by the Vicarage to be sold.
Wife Alice have, hold and occupy all my other lands and tenements for her life, then to Alice my daughter and to her heirs, paying to Denyse my daughter four marcs (53s.4d). If Alice have no issue, then all remain to daughter Denyse and her issue.
Witnesses – Sir Hugh HOGH, vicar, John EMPTIACH, Stephen FERDBROKE.
Probate 9 December 1499. Archdeaconry Vol.7, fol. 183.



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