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of lands &c. in London and elsewhere to make another ''Chauntrie" in
Trinity Chapel in the church of Southfleet &c, "an honest preest to say
masse euery day with Deprofundis at the Lavatory and after masse Depro-
fundis at our tombe. And the said preest shall say Placebo and Dirige
euery Munday Wenysday and ffriday in the yere foreuer for the soules
aforsaid And to say masse euery day in the weke foreuer as it is con-
teyned in the Indentures made bitwene the Priour and Covent of Rocliestre
and me in eu r y condicion yf it can be lawfully doon Aud that the said
Chauntrie of Southflete to be surely made with Induction and w l Institucion
and a patron to geve it when It is voide " &c. '• Also I woll that thre tapers
aboute the lampe before the blissed Trinitie be founde foreuer in the trinitie
Chapeli at Soutliflete. Also I woll that the Churche of Southflete haue
tenne mrces to repaire the said Churche. Also I geve to the church of
Southflete xxx s for my tithes and offeringes forgotten. Also I will that
sir Robert Carter shalbe my Chauntrie preest and begynne my Chauntrye
at Southflete" &c. during his life, "orelles another honest preest during his
life, and so oon after another." "Also I woll that there be gevyn to
twelve pour men and woman at Southflete and Northflete euery Sonday
foreuer xij' 1 And that eury of them to say a pater noster a ave maria and
a Crede euery Sonday foreuer at my Tombe in the said Trinitie Chapeli
to pray for the soules aforesaid." Directions to make and found a similar
chauntry and obite in the parish church of Navestock, Essex. " Also I geve






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to the church of Navestoke a torche and iu redy money xl 3 to repaire the

said ChuTche. Also I wolle that the Annuitie of xliiii s by yere owt of all
my Londes and tenementes in Uorton be truely paide to the Priores and
Coven t of Dertfort for an obite euery yere forever and a masse to be said
euery Sonday and Holydaies in the yere foreuir to pray for the soules
aforesaid."

"Also I will that William Sedley myn eldest sonne haue Immediatly
after that oon yere is fynysshed and ended next after my deceas all my hede
tenement to dwell in with all the londes w* thappurtenSces in Southflete
that I bought of Thomas Bayne late Maister Cressell londes and Lundisshe
londes as John Mathewe and William Vmfrey late had to ferme for terme
of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten And for defaute of
suche heires to Remayu to Martyn Sedley my yongest sonne for terme of
his lyfe and to the heires of his body laufully begotten. And for defaute
of suche heires Then I wille that all the Revenues Issues and Profites of
all the said londes and tenementes be equally devided bitwene the thre
Abbeys and Monasteries of Rochestre Dertford and the Abbey of our
blissed Lady of grace beside the Towr of London And the Churche of
Southflete for the terme of fourscore and nyntene yeres seying thre masses
in eu r y of the said Abbeys and in the said Churche of Southflete eu r y Day
in the Weke every yere during the said yeres over and aboue the said
masses for my said Chauntries and obites for the soules aforsaid with
Deprofundis at the Lavatory and after masse. And after the said four-
score and nyntene yeres ended and expired the said londes and tenementes
to be solde by the Priour and Couent of Rochestre then being And by the
Priores and Couent of Dertforde then being And by the Abbot and
Couent of the said Abbey of grace then being And the money thereof
comyng to be bestowed spent and dalte iu masses deades and in charitable
dedes in their owne Abbeys and Monasteries and in the said Churche of
Southflete, evynly to be devided in masses and in diriges, and in other places
as it shall seme best the said Prio r and Covent Priores and Couent Abbot
and Couent for the tyme being for the soules aforsaid and all xpen soules.
Also I will that all my londes and tenementes that I bought late of Willrft
Swan and of Joane Hunt sett lying and being at a place called the Hooke in
Southflete as Henry Godfrey hath nowe to ferme holely after that oon yere
is fynysshed and ended next after my deceese shall remayn to Martyn
Sedley my yongest sonne for terme of his lyfe, and to the heires of his body
lawfully begotten" (then follow provisions for entailing the remainder first
on William Sedley and his heirs and lastly on the said three abbeys and the
Church of Southflete for masses &c.) " Also I woll that all my londes and
tenementes that I haue in Dertford shall remayn to Dorothye Sedley my
dowditer being a Nonne in Dertford Abbey during hir lyfe soo that the
Relations be kept to array hir with the Revenues and profites of it to pray
for the soules aforesaid And after hir deceas to remayn as other my forsaid
londes doo and shal Remayne after that my said Chauntries and obites be
fynysshed."

Dorothy, the daughter, to have also twenty shillings sterling a year of
annuity during her life out of all the lands &c, except the two tenements
given to the two sons, and William also to have, out of the same lands &c,
twenty pounds sterling a year untill the Will be performed. "And then
the said Willfn Sedley shalhaue all my londes and tenementes unbequeathed
pfonrmyng this my will for terme of liis lyfe and to the heires of his body
laufully begotten And so after to remayn as it is declared in this my wille.



964 GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND.

Also I woll that all the money that I leve in my Coffers and all the
Reuenues Issues and Profites of all my Londes and tenementes mano r s
quyte Rentes and Rent chargis not gevyn nor willed nor beqnethed in
Oxney Bekisborn Stapill Asshe or any other place parisshe or parishes
within the Countie of Kent, the Rent charge of William Swan gentilman
within the said Countie, And also of all my Mano 1 ' londes and Tenements
Quyte Rentes Rent charges in Navestoke Loughton South hemeflete Thun-
dersley ffobbyng and Corryngham or in any other place wHn the Countie
of Midd and olleswhere in Englonde to perfourme and fynysshe all the said
buriall monethis mynde twelve-monthes mynde and twoo yeres mynde doles
masses Chauntres obittes and all other thinges and bequestes aforerehersed
and here after rehersed and to pay Immediatly after my deceas all such
money to the gsones undre written as hereafter foloweth that is to say to
William Sedley my sonne fourty poundes to fulfill my will truely Martyn
Sedley my sonne fourty poundes to see my wille truely gfourmed James
Sedley my brother tenne poundes Elizabeth Sedley my dough ter five mrces
John Sedley William and Robert the sonnes of William my sonne tenne
poundes And I woll that the said sonnes of Willm my sonne shalhaue a
Annuitie of tenne mfces sterlinges by yere when any of them cometh to the
age of twenty yeres during their lyves and the lenger lyver out of all my
londes and tenementes, except the twoo tenementes that I haue gevyn to
my twoo sonnes, ffraunces Sedley tenne poundes and all my wifes apparell
Dorothy Sedley my doughter a Nonne tenne mrces to pray for me." (Then
follow sundry bequests to a lot of servants and others.) Sir Robert Carter
to be ou r seer of this my wille to see it truely pfourmed and to pray for me,
xl s Deff Sir Robert nowe my prest x s to pray for me," " Henry Godfrey
of Southflete my ffermo 1 ' to be ouerseer of this my wille to see it truely
pfo'med And to pray for me fyve mfces And I wolle that the said Henry
shalhaue my housing and londes that he now dwellith in to ferme for xi
yeres as he had it of me to ferme before according to Indentures therof
made. The wife of said Godfrey to pray for me xiij s iiij' 1 ." " Also I will
that William Axton late my fferrnour at Mailing haue xxx s to pray for me
And in recompens of the distresse that was taken from him and solde."
" Also I will that there be an yerely obite foreuer of iij s iiij' 1 of the Issues
and profites of all my londes in London kept yerely in the Churche of
Guston beside Dover where James Sedley my graunsir and Jqane my
grandam lyeth buried to pray for the soules and all the soules aforesaid
The said obite to be kept w' Dirige and thre masses, every preest to haue
vj' 1 for dirige and masse the parishe Clerk ij' 1 for Rynging of belles after
the olde custume And the Residue of the money to be in bred and drynke
amonge the people at the said obite. And for defawte of payment it shalbe
lefull unto the Curat and Church Wardeyns of Guston for the tyme being
to distresse in and upon all my londes and tefites in London and upon all
my londes in Oxney beside Dover for the terme of fourscore and xix yeres
yf they doo kepe truely the said obite in manner aforsaid. Also I woll
that the curate of Guston doo pray in the Pulpitt eu'y sonday in the yere
foreuer for the soules of me and my wife my father mother Graunsir and
grandam by name and for all our Childern and see my obite there truely
kept, And to haue euery yere for his labour viij' 1 Also I geve unto Guston
Church towarde the Repacions therof xxvi 8 viij' 1 Also I will there be an
yerely obite foreuer of iij 9 iiij' 1 of the profites of all my londes in London
kept yerely in the chirch of Westeclyff beside Dover where Robert Sedley
my father lyeth buried The said obite to be kept with Dirige and thre



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masses" (then follow instructions similar to those given ahout the obite in
the Church at Guston). Provisions for keeping the Chauntry and obite
in the Abbey of Graces near the Tower of London. "Also I woll that
myn executours doo close and amend w l wynscott the Chapel of saint Anne
in the said Abbey for the said Chauntrye there to be kept foreuer after the
teno r of the said indentures. Also I woll that all my yerely Chaun tries
obittes and masses afore rehersed to be begynne and saide immediately
after my deceas and so to contynue foreuer and to be truely paide. Also
I woll that all my evidences and bokes shalbe putt in a great Chest, And
I woll that the said Chest shall stande w'iu the said Abbey of Dertford in
our lady Chapell next the ffermery orelles where it shall please my lady
Priores best and my sonne William to haue the keyes of the said Chest in
keping and free goyng and comyng therto untill this my will be pfourmed."
Bequests made to the churches of Oxney, Northflete, Meapham and Hor-
ton. Prayers to be made for self and wife every Sunday forever. "Also
I geve unto Milton Churche next gravesende a Torche price V s And the
preest to pray for me and my wife in the pulpitt as it is abouesaid." Simi-
lar bequests to the churches at Gravesend, Asshe next Dartford, Brasted,
Bekesborne, Stapill and Loughton. " Also I geve to the parishe of Al-
halowes the litle in London toward the Repacions of the Churche there xl s .
Also I woll when all thinges aforesaid and hereafter rehersed is fynysshed
and ended, Then I woll that all my Londes and tenemcntes w l thapp r tennces
in Thundersley Loughton Southbemeflete Corringham and ffobbyng in the
Countie of Essex shall rcmayn to Marty n Sedley my yongest sonne for
terme of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten And for
the defawte of the heires of the said Martyn of his body laufnlly begotten,
th^n I woll the said Londes and tenemeutes Ileraayn to Willm Sedley
myn eldest sonne for terme of his lyfe and to the heires of his body lau-
fully begotten. And for the defawte of suche heires Then I woll that all
the Reuenues Issues and profites of the said Londes and tenemeutes be
equally devided bitwene the said thre Abbeys Dertford Rochester and the
Abbey of Towrc Hill And the said Churche of Southflete for the terme of
fourscore and nyntene yeres for the maynteynyng and keping of the said
thre masses in euery of the said thre Abbeys and in the said Churche of
Southflete euery day in the weke euery yere during the said fourscore and
nyntene yeres over and aboue the said masses for my said Chauntries and
obittes to pray for the soules aforsaid and after that the said fourescore and
nyntene yeres is ended, Then I woll yf the said londes and tenementes can
be mortised to the said Abbeys and to the said Church of Southflete eu r y
oon their owne parte, then to mortise it, And to sey three masses euery day
in the yere foreuer in euery of the said Abbeys and in the said Churche of
Southflete, ouer and aboue the said masses for my forsaid Chauntries and
obittes. And yf the said Londes and tefites cannot be mortised as it is
aforsaid Then I woll that it be solde by the said Prio* and Couent, Priores
and Couent, and Abbot & Couent or by their Successours, And the money
thereof to be bestowed spent and dalte in almes and Charitable dedes and
in masses and diriges in their owne Abbeys and in the said Church of
Southflete evynly to be devided in foure partes to pray for the soules afor-
said and all xpen soules." My brother James Sedley to have ten marks a
year during his life. "Also I woll that my doughter Dorothe Sedley haue
my pott of siluer with the kever that is w* Rynges in the topp of the kever,
my r doughter Elizabeth Sedley to haue my gilte goblet, John Sedley to
haue my grettist siluer pott, ffraunces Sedley to haue the litel! pott of siluer



966 GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND.

with the kever. My sonne William Seclley to haue oon of the grettist Cup-
pis of siluer w l a kever. My sonne Martyn Seclley to haue the secunde Cupp
of siluer without a kever after the first yere is ended n^xt after my deceas.
Also I wille that all the residue of my siluer plate ant all my householde
stuffe and bedding, And all myn apparell And all my Corne and Catall he
equally devided hitwene my twoo sonnes at thende of the ye e next after my
decesse." " I woll to Thomas Ilurtcn doughter that hath naried oon Wil-
liam Olyff and to a nother doughter of the said Thomas Hurton that the
said Willffi Olyff can tell whom she hath maried and where she dwellith
haue eche of them fyve mrces, And if they he decessed then to their heires
and childern." Certain bequests for the improving of highways. " Also
I woll that if any psone woll swere upon a boke that I doo owe him any
money and myn executours doth thinke his owthe not trewe, then the said
psone to bringe laufull witnesse before my Lordes the twoo chief Juges or
before any other twoo Juges to prove the said dett, And then myn executo r s
w'xnit any further delay to paye asmoche money as the said twoo chief
Juges or other ij Juges shall awarde after their conscience." Conditional
provision for a chauutry in the Abbey of Dertford.

"Also I make and ordeyn myn executours of this my last wille and tes-
tament William Sedley my eldest sonne Martyn Sedley my yongest sonne
and my Lady Priores of Dertford for the tyme being, oon after another
successyvely to perfourme and fulfill this my wille in euery condicion, And
I woll that noon of myn executours shall medill with the perfourmaunce
and fulfilling of this my said will and testament but oonly the said William
Sedley my sonne to medill during his lyf, And after his deceas none but
oonly the said Martyn Sedley my sonne to medill during his lyfe, And
after his decesse my Lady Priores of Dertford for the tyme being, And
after hir deceas the next Priores oon after a nother successively to medill
till this my will and testament be pfo r med in eu r y condicOn And I make
and ordeyn the Priour of Rochester, the Abbot of Towre Hille, sir Robert
Carter and Henry Godfrey my Ouerseers of this my last wille and testa-
ment to see it tritely perfourrned and fulfilled in euery condicion, And yf by
Lerned councell that this my wille be made shorter for great ease to the
Reders and the executours of it, soo that the entent and the trewe meanyng
of this my last wille be not chaunged I am content, but that thentent herein
nowe written shall always be as it is nowe written." Thower, 20.

William Sedley, son of John Sedley of Southflete, Kent, Esq., 28
November 1553, proved 4 December 1555. My body to be buried in the
Church of Southflete whereas my father, my mother and my wife are buried
and " withe suche service as shalbe used to he doon in the churche for deade
lolkes, And like service to be doon to the Laude of god at my monethes
mynde, two yeres minde and tine yeres minde, for my sovvle, my frendes
and all xpen sowles. And I will that there be given and delte in the
parishe churche wheare I shall be buried, at the daie of my buriall, of my
monthes minde, of my yeres minde, two yeres minde and thre yeres mind:',
by myue heires or executors, to euerie poor marine a penny lore of breade,
to euerie poore woman a penny lofe and to euerie poore childe a halfe
penny lofe of breade, at euerie of the said Daies to as many poore folkes as
will cum and receiue hit in the waie of alines to praie for the saide sowles.
A 'id I will that there be made and kepte by myne heires and executors a
dinner at the daie of my buriall and at the daie of my monethes minde, for
all suche personnel as do not receiue the saide Almes and will cum to din-






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nor, to praie for my sowle, mv frendes and all xpen sowles. Also I will
that there be a Sermon made by a well learned manne of the woorde of
god in the churche wheare I shalbe buried the daie of my buriall and

monthes minde." Sundry bequests to the poor of various parishes. "Also
1 will that John my sonne, or my sister or either of them, do giue, within
thre yeres nexte after my decease, to poore maidens marriages, And to
other poore folkes their deuocion after theire discretion, untill the somme
of five poundes be fully given to praie for the saide sowles. Also I will
that the saide John my sonne shall geue within the saide thre yeres to tenne
Studientes of Diuinitie in the Vniversitees lackinge exhibition, whome my
saide sonne shall thinke to be godlie, x s apece, to praie for my sowle, and
all the said sowles." Provisions to carry out, if possible, the pious bequests
made by his father iu his last will and testament. To Master William
Wombwell, my godson, thirteen shillings four pence. To Mistress Kath-
erine, my god daughter, forty shillings. To Sister Elizabeth Cressener
forty shillings. To my cousin Androwe Ilawes twenty shillings. To my
cousin Androwe Cooke, her* niece, to her marriage, forty shillings. To
my cousin Thomas Betenham, of the money he oweth me for his annuity,
twenty shillings. To his brother and three sisters twenty six shillings eight
pence. (To others, named, various sums, among whom a Suster Efllyn
and a Suster Mary Benham). To John Sedley my son, to see my will
performed, one hundred pounds. To my daughter Anne, my son's wife,
one hundred shillings. To Robert Sedley, my son, to see my will per-
formed, one hundred marks. To Nicholas, my son, to see my will performed,
one hundred marks. To my daughter Elizabeth, she to marry at her
pleasure by the counsel of her aunt, my sister, and of John my son, her
brother, and to have meat, drink and lodging till she be married or
else be found in a good service, three hundred marks. To my brother
Martin, to see my will performed, fifty marks. To my sister Darothy, to
see my will performed, twenty pounds. To my nephew Marten, my
brother's son, five marks. To sundry churches for repairs. To the amend-
ment of highways. To my sister Dorothy Sedley an annuity of ten pounds
a year during her life. To John Sedley, my eldest son, Robert Sedley,
mj r second son, Nicholas Sedley, my youngest son, my sister Dorothy, my
daughter Hyde and my daughter Elizabeth (sundry pieces of silver plate).
I give to my brother Mai ten Sedley my manor of Morley Hall in the
County of Norfolk (being of the yearly value of fifteen pounds clear above
the charges) wherein my brother dwelleth, late bought of Sir Harry Parker,
knight, to have and to hold freely during his natural life, and after his de-
cease to remain to my nephew Martin Sedley, his son, and to his heirs of
his body lawfully begotten, upon condition that my said '• Nevy " and his
heirs &c. shall yearly pay or cause to be paid, at the Feasts of the Annun-
ciation of our blessed Lady and of St. Michael the Archangel, five pounds
of good money to my son and heir John Sedley and to his heirs &c, and,
for lack of such, to my right heirs &c. I give to Elizabeth Sedley, my
daughter, all my lands &c. in Frensbury &c. in Kent. To my son Thomas
Hide and to Frances Hyde his wife, my daughter, during their natural
lives and the longer liver of them, an annuity of five pounds a year that I
have out of his manor of Willesthorne, Herts, and after their decease the
said annuity to remain to George Hyde their son &c. remainder to the
right heirs of the said Frances for ever. To my sister Dorothy Sedley

[* This phrase (" her niece ") makes nv, suspect that the names I have written Androwo
were meant to be AihIiowc, which would be another reading for Audrey. H. F. W.]



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my tenement at the church in Southflete that Bull now dwelleth in, to have
and to hold &c. during her life, the remainder to John Sedley and his heirs,
he keeping it in repair during my sister's life. Reference made to testator's
property, which seems to have included dwelling houses, inns, dye-houses,
brew-houses, farms &c. (in numerous parishes in Kent) and in Merifelde
and Fletchinge, Sussex, and Navestocke, Loughton and Wisden, Essex,
also in Staunford, Coriugham, Fobbinge, Thundersley, Bemsflete and Ilad-
ley in Essex. My cousin Thomas Breteuham of Pluckley (Kent). Lands
in Tottenham, Middlesex, which I late bought of my brother Martin Sedley.
I make aud ordain John Sedley, my son, Dorothy Sedley, my sister,
Robert and Nicholas Sedley, my sons, to be my executors &c. and Martin
Sedley, my brother, and Thomas Hyde, my son, and Frances his wife, my
daughter, and Elizabeth Sedley, my daughter, and John Hudson of South-
fleet to be my overseers. More, 37.






Nicholas Sedley of the Charterhouse, Middlesex, Esquire, 14 May
1574, proved 1 February 1574. To be buried in the parish church of St.
Pulcres. I give and bequeath all my lands, tenements and hereditaments
being and lying in Mepsham, Kent, to Jane my wife, for t«rin of her life,
remainder to the heirs of my body, then to Robert Sedley, my brother, and
his heirs. Lands in Surrey, Herts and Hampshire. My daughter Susan
to be in the custody and under the government of ray wife until her
full age of twenty one or marriage. My godson William Sedley. My
brother John Sedley. My sister Elizabeth Culpeper. My cousin George
Hyde. My cousin Martin Sedley. My godson Nicholas Hyde. My wife
Jane to be executrix. William Sedley Esq. father unto me the said Nicho-
las. Pyckering, 5.

John Sf.dley of Southflete, Kent, Esq., eldest son of William Sedley
late of Southflete deceased Esq., 29 March 1581, proved 23 August 1581.
To be buried in the church of Southflete "in the chappell there where-
as my graundfather and my graundmother my ffather and my mother lye
buried layinge there a stone upon me makinge mencion by gravinge in
brasse thereuppou that my bodye is there buried." To my wife Anne Sed-
ley all those my lands and tenements &c. in Kent mentioned in a pair of
Indentures made between me and my said wife's natural brethren Richard
Colepepyr and John Colepepyr. My eldest son William Sedley. Lands
that were his grandfather's or great-grandfather's, in London, Essex or
elsewhere. My second son John Sedley and my youngest son Richard
Sedley, Elizabeth aud Dorothy Sedley, ray two daughters. My natural
brother Robert Sedley. The heirs of the body of my natural brother
Nicholas Sedleye deceased. My sister Elizabeth Colepepir. The heirs of
the body of my sister Frances Hide deceased. I will aud give unto Mr.
John Tufton my son in law, to make him a ring with, twenty shillings.
Also I give unto Anne, Elizabeth and Margaret Tufton, my said son Tufton's
daughters, to every of them when they shall accomplish the age of sixteen
years forty shillings to buy them some Jewell, six pounds. To my brother
Robert twenty shillings to make him a ring and I will that a bill of four-
score pounds or thereabouts which he oweth me be unto him delivered. To
my brothers in law M 1 . Thomas Colepepyr and Mr. John Colepepir twenty
shillings each (for rings). To ray natural sister Elizabeth Colepepir, wife
of the said Mi-. John Colepepir, to make her a ring, ten shillings. To my
brother in law Mr. Richard Colepepir, to make him a ring, forty shillings.






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Also I give unto my "cosigne" Mr. Martin Sedley, to make him a ring,
twenty shillings. To my brother John Colepipir's son, my godson, twenty



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