Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 4, 1893.djvu/526

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Folk-lore in Wills.

distribut at my place in the worship of the Trinite, and on euery Trinite Sondaye yerly myne heris to offer j masse peny in the worship of the Trinite. And in case be that myne heirs refuse to make that said yefale and the chargis aforsaid then the for said yefale is to be sold by my feffors and with the money therof resceyvid be disposid to the reparacon of the Trinite Yle by the discrecon of my feffors."


They were apparently rich in Yevales, or Giveales, in Hoo, for in 1528 Thomas Bedell has the following bequest in his will [Book VIII, fo. 193b]:


"Also Crystyan my wiff to haue the howse callid the Yevall howse at Grenhill wt all the lands thereto belonging, sufferyng the wardaynes and bredryen of the Yevall off Saynt Warborows to haue ye liberte there in wt frey goyng and fre comyng to occupye in the said howse xiiij days a fore Seynt Warborow day [either 3rd Feb. or 21st June] and xiiij days after, to holde there in ye yevall as hit haith been used and customed in tymes past, owt any interrupcion, and after the decess off ye said Crystian the said howse called ye yevall house wt ye londez holye remayne vnto Jone my doughter and to suffer the wardaynes and bredren a foreseid to haue fre liberte in ye same as a for is rehersed, and if she dye wt owt heyres then my feoffes to infeoffe certayn persones of ye seid parishe in ye same howse and londs to yt use, that is to say, yt ye wardanes and bredryn off Seynt Warborow affore said shall haue ye lettyng oughte of ye said tenement and londes callid ye yevall house for their yevall as afore is rehershede and to kepe an obitt for me, and Crystian, and all crysten soulls in my seid pariche church in ye day of Ashe Wedynesday."


Katherine Tutor of Stoke, widow, in 1491 [Book V, fo. 176b], left "a quarter of whete and a quarter of malt to make wt an ale."

In the will of Thomasyn Sheby, wydow, of East Grenewych, dated 1506 [Book vi, fo. 191b], is the following bequest:


"I bequeth to the church of Seynt Alphe a standyng cuppe, syluer and gylte wt a keueryng, weyyng xxiiij oncs, vnder this condicion that euery bryde that shalbe mareid in the church of Seynt