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About John Hatche
The Will of John HATCHE of Sellynge besids Horton Monks, co. Kent, 13 April 1535. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellynge. I give at my foref are [i.e., forthfare] for dirge and in bread and drink for poor people 10s. At my month s mind in like maimer 6s. 8d., and at my year s mind in like manner 13s. 4d. For masses and prayers in said church for three years 13s. 4d. To the high altar there 18d. To the Trinity light 8d. To the Trinity light and the torch light 12d. apiece. To every godchild 12d. To every of my children two ewes. To my wife two kine, two hogs, six ewes, and half my household stuff. The residue of my goods to be sold to pay my debts and legacies by my executors, my wife and Thomas Marcball, to whom I give 6s. 5d. apiece. To John Marchall 5s. 4d. to help my wife with the writings. Witnesses: Thomas Dyhiott the younger, Robert Cavell, and Richard Hempsted. My last will regarding my lands. A piece of land called Mewlyng and my mill beside llythe to be sold, and the money, and also £9. 20d. which Thomas Dylnott owes me, to be used to pay my debts and legacies. Hody.. forth mill and half the meadow to be put to farm and the money used for the same purpose. My sons Thomas, John, and Stephen to enter into my new house and lands at their ages of twenty years. My wife to have the other half of the meadow by the names of Lytle Somerles, greate Somerles, and Rayfelde until my children be twenty years of age, giving to each his share as he attains that age. To her also for life the house and lands at Somerffeld, with reversion at her death to my children. If all my sons die under age, reversion to my daughters, the lands being equally divided. To each daughter 40s. at marriage. If all my children die, the money to be -------------------- John "The Younger" had a brother also named John, not deceased. Thus, our John was called "The Younger".