|He made his will on 13 Apr 1535 and it was proved on 26 Apr 1536. He received lands and tenemants in Sellinge, including a "new house," from his father's will, proved in 1534. He transferred them to his sons in 1535.|
The Will of John Hatche of Sellynge beside Horton Monks, co. Kent, 13 April 1535. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellynge. I give at my forefare [i.e., forthfare] for dirge and in bread and drink for poor people 10s. At my month's mind in like manner 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 alter there 18d. To the Trinity light 6d. 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 Marchall, to whom I give 6s. 8d. apiece. To John Marchall 3s. 4d. to help my wife with the writings. Witnesses: Thomas Dylnott the younger, Robert Cavell, and Richard Hempsted.
My last will regarding my lands. A piece of land called Mewlyng and my mill beside Hythe to be sold, and also 9 pounds 20d. which Thomas Dylnott owes me, to be used to pay my debts and legacies. Hodyforth 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, great 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 used to have an obit kept for twenty years, and the lands to be sold and the money to go to my brothers and their heirs. To Thomas Hatche, son of John Hatche the elder, 13s. 4d. Overseer: Maister Hayman, to whom I give 6s. 8d. Proved 26 April 1536. (Archeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 21, fo. 3)