|He held the manor of Hodyford. He was asssessed as "Thomas Hatche the elder" in the hundred of Street in the subsidy of 1524. He made his will on 12 Dec 1530 and it was proved on 31 Dec 1534.|
The Will of Thomas Hache the elder of Sellyng besids Horton Monkyn, co. Kent, 12 December 1530. To be buried in the churchyard of Sellynge. At my forthfare in masses and dirges and in bread and drink to refresh the poor 10s. At my month's day in like manner 16s. 8d. At my year's mind in like manner 13s. 4d. My executors to have masses and prayers sung for my soul and all Christian souls in said church for eight years. Too the high altar 12d. To the Trinity light, Cross light, and Lady light 6d. apiece. To every godchild 6d. To Thomas Hache, son of John and Elioner Hache, 40s., 20s. at the age of twenty-four and 20s. at the age of twenty-five, to be paid by my son John. If the said Thomas die within age without heirs, then it is to be paid to his sister Agnes, and if she die within age without heirs, reversion to my son John. To my son John my best brass pot. To my daughters Agnes, Margarete, and Alice 6s. 8d. apiece. To my son William all debts he owes me and two silver spoons, and to his daughter Agnes Hache 6s. 8d. To Ages, daughter of John Hache the eleder my so, now dead, 6s. 8d. To Thomas Hache, John Hache the younger, Johane Hache, Agnes Hache, and Alice Hache, sons and daughters of John Hache, 6s. 8d. apiece. Residuary legatee and executor: son John Hache. Witnesses: Sir Robert Yong, vicar of Sellyng, William Harte, John Knyght, William Hache, and John Smythe.
My last will regarding my lands. To William Hache my son my manor of Hodyford and all those parcels of land, viz., Hodyford Broke lying in three parcels, a parcel called Horselife, one called Hodyford grove with hemphaw and gardens, a parcel called perce gardyn, one called Stone regg, one called Sandpytts, and other parcel which he there now occupyeth of me, he paying for the same 20 marks, at the rate of 26s. 8d. a year until paid. To my son John Hache my new house with the lands thereto belonging and all my other lands and tenements in Sellyng, he paying therefor to Thomas Hache, son of John Hache late of Sellyng, deceased, 40 marks, as before specified. Witnesses: Sir Robert Yong, vicar of Sellyng, William Harte, John Knyght, William Hache, and John Smythe. Proved 31 December 1534 by the executor, John Hache. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, volume 20, folio 4)