- [S310] Abstracts of Cranbrook Wills proved in the Diocesan Courts of Canterbury and now preserved in Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, Kent, 1396-1640, Jules de Launay, (Kent Record Collections/The Kent Archaeological Trust, 1984;), will of John Sharpygh, Senior, folio 432, written 16 Feb 1480/1, proved 3 Feb 1482/3 (Reliability: 2).
To the High Altar of Cranbrook for tithes forgotten, 20d.
To each godchild, 4d.
For my funeral expenses, 20s; for my month's mind, 26/8.
To a priest, 5 marks, to celebrate and pray in Cranbrook church for the health of my soul and the souls of the faithful dead, for half a year.
For the repair of the King's Road between Wm. WHITE and Hokkereg's Crosse, 100 "vodris" (loads?) of gravel.
To the son of John SAUNDER, 6/8, to be paid by my son John SHARPYGH.
To Laur. TAYLOR, 6/8.
RESIDUE of my goods to my son John SHARPIGH.
EXECS: my son John and Laur. TAYLOR.
All my lands and tenements to my son John SHARPIGH in fee simple.
- [S310] Abstracts of Cranbrook Wills proved in the Diocesan Courts of Canterbury and now preserved in Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, Kent, 1396-1640, Jules de Launay, (Kent Record Collections/The Kent Archaeological Trust, 1984;), will of John Sharpy, folio 94, written 26 Jul 1485, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 27 Jun 1486 (Reliability: 2).
To the High Altar of Cranbrook for tithes forgotten, 3/4
To the Blessed Mary of the Nativity, 3/4.
To the repair of the books and vestments of the sd. church, 3/4.
To each godchild, 4d.
To my burial, month's mind, and year's mind, £10.
To my brother Wm. FYSSINDEN, 26/8.
To each of the poor, 2d.
RESIDUE of my goods, to my wife Robergie.
EXECS: my wife Robergie, Stph. CARKREGE, & Rich. TAYLOUR. To the last two execs. for their labor, 6/8 each.
WIT: Sir Henry KETYRTON, chaplain, John VYNY, Robt. RAYNOLD.
My wife shall have her dwelling in my house where I now dwell until my sons arrive at the age of discretion, namely, at age 22. When my sons are 22, my lands and tenements shall be distributed to them.
To my wife, 40s during her life (possibly "40s/yr" intended but the Will does not say so).
I will that the 3 pieces of land lying next to the mill called Redfford Mille belonging to Master Rich. MUGE, vicar, be sold. The money from one of the 3 pieces shall be spent on my funeral, month's mind, and year's mind (as above written). The money from the other 2 pieces of land: 10 marks to each of my daus. when 20 or married. If the child my wife is pregnant with is a dau., then she shall also have 10 marks. If it proves to be a son, he shall share with his brothers in my lands and tenements.
Should all my children die without lawful issue and before coming into their inheritance, then my lands and tenements shall be sold and the money distributed at the discretion of my execs. for the good of my soul, the souls of my children, and the souls of my parents.