.........................GALLWEY..........=.........JOAN


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ROSE........................ALICE.......................THOMAS....................JOHN..........................=................JOAN
alive 1518.................alive 1518.................alive 1518..................alive 1518.....................................alive 1518
..................................................................of Lydd......................of Newchurch
..................................................................Will April 1501...........Will Feb. 1518
..................................................................proved May 1501........proved Mar. 1518

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..................................................................THOMAS STROGULLE..........THOMAS...................RICHARD...................JOHN
..................................................................d.Feb. 1551...........................over 16 1518.............under 16 1518.............under 16 1518
...............................................................................................................b.c.1502....................b.c.1504......................b.c.1506


..................................................................JOHN STROGYLLE
..................................................................d. Dec.1581

IN THE NAME OF GOD amen.

On the tenth day of April AD 1501 I THOMAS GALLWEY of the town of LYDDE being of sound mind and memory
make my testament in this manner. First I leave my soul to Almighty God to the blessed virgin Mary and to all
the saints of heaven and my body to be buried in the churchyard of ALL SAINTS LYDD aforesaid

ITEM I leave to the high altar for my tithes forgotten 6d

ITEM I leave for the repairs to the church of LYDD aforesaid 6d

ITEMI leave to JOAN wife of JOHN BATE the younger a ewe

ITEMI leave to THOMAS BATE a ewe

ITEMI leave to SIMON BATE a ewe

ITEMI leave to ANDREW BATE a ewe

ITEMI leave to ANDREW BATE a ewe

ITEM I leave to JOAN my mother the use and possession of a brass pot and a coverlet
........................for the .term of her life and after her decease the said brass pot is to remain to
.......................my sister ROSE and the aforesaid.coverlet to my sister ALICE

ITEMI leave to my sister ROSE a candlestick, a dish and plate and a saucer and a pair of linen sheets

ITEMTo JOHN my brother two blankets and six ewes

ITEMTo my sister ALICE one pair of linen sheets, one dish one plate one saucer and one saltcellar

ITEMI leave to MATTHEW KENIPE a russett gown and a pair of slippers

ITEMI leave to JOHN STROGYLL my best gown

ITEMI leave to STEPHEN IVERDENDEN my doublet and my Jakett

As to the residue of all my goods I will that they shall be sold by my executors and the money therefrom is to be
used for the salvation of my soul in funeral masses and in other charitable works by the aforesaid executors

And I make and ordain and constitute as executors of this my testament
JOHN BATE the younger and THOMAS STROGYLLE by these presents

And as to my lands and tenements this is my last will -
First and foremost I will that all my lands and tenements be sold by my trustees (fsoffees) at the best possible
price and out of the money received therefrom -

I give and bequeath to JOAN my mother 20s

ITEMI leave to each of my sisters 12s

ITEMI leave to my brother JOHN 10s

ITEMI leave therefrom to THOMAS STROGYLLE 5s

ITEMI leave to JOHN STROGYLLE 5s

As to the residue of this money it is to be used for the salvation of my soul in funeral masses and charitable
works at the discretion of my feoffees in the presence of these witnesses-

STEPHEN IVERNDEN: JOHN GREGORY: AND OTHERS

Proved 27 May 1501 by the executors appointed

IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen.

On the 4th day of the month of February AD.1518 I JOHN GALAWEY sick in body but sound in mind
and memory make my testament. First I leave my soul to almighty God to blessed Mary and to all the
saints and my body is to be buried in the churchyard of NEWCHURCH in the marsh.

ITEMI leave to the high altar of the aforesaid church of NEWCHURCH for tithes and obligations
............forgotten 8d

ITEMI leave to the light of blessed Mary of the same church 16d

ITEMI leave to the light of the Holy Cross of the aforesaid church 2s

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of St.Katherine of the above named church 16d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the repairs of the remembered church of NEWCHURCH 20s

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of St.Thomas of the same church 16d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of the apostles Peter and Paul in the same church 16d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the high alter of the church of the blessed virgin Mary in the said
Marsh for my tithes and oblations forgotten there 8d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of the blessed virgin Mary of the aforesaid church 12d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of St.Katherine of the aforesaid church 8d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the light of the Holy Cross of the aforesaid church 12d

ITEMI will that five priests celebrate on the day of my burial and five on the day of my trentall ? and
............five on my hyears ---? for my soul and those of all the faithful

ITEM I give and bequeath to the church of the apostles Peter and Paul of the aforesaid 8d

ITEMI give and bequeath to the brotherhood of Corpus Christi of Dymchurch aforesaid one ewe

ITEMI give and bequeath to ROSE my sister 10s

ITEMI give and bequeath to ALICE my other sister a cow

ITEMI give and bequeath to each of my godchildren a lamb

ITEMI give and bequeath to THOMAS STROGULL son of my brother 6 ewes for his own
............possession when he comes of years and discretion

ITEMI give and bequeath to JOHN ROOTE of NEWCHURCHE whom I make one of my executors
............for his trouble 20s

ITEMI give and bequeath to HENRY HEBBYINGE whom I make supervisor of this my testament 10s
............for his trouble.

ITEMI give and bequeath to ----------------? called JURDANE 12d

ITEMI give and bequeath to JOAN PLAYDENE 2s

The residue of all my goods not bequeathed my debts and legacies being paid I Will that it be
divided into two equal parts and that one part remain to my wife JOAN and the other part to my three
sons THOMAS, RICHARD and JOHN to be divided among them on the feast of St.Michael the
Archangel next after the above written date by the above written JOHN ROOTE and HENRY
HEBBYNGE in 3 equal parts. And I Will that the share of THOMAS my elder son be given to him to
receive immediately after the division as will be his right and likewise the other two sons at their
age of 16

ITEM I will that (longer ? ) all ? or none ? shall inherit from the others

ITEMIf all should die before the above written period then I Will that the money be disbursed for
the celebration of masses in the church of NEWCHURCH for myself for them and for my parents at
the discretion of JOAN my wife aforesaid and JOHN ROOTE of Newchurch whom I make executors
of this my testament

ITEMI Will that JOAN my aforesaid wife shall have custody of my two sons viz: RICHARD and JOHN
with all goods belonging to them until they attain the aforesaid age so that the increase and benefit
of their goods after their support may remain to the aforesaid RICHARD and JOHN

This is my Last Will of me the aforesaid JOHN GALAWAYE made on the day and in the year of the
Lord aforeseaid and in the 10th year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth since the Conquest. First
I will that JOAN my wife have and receive all my lands which I possess with the tenements belonging
to them with all their appurtenances for the whole period of the natural life of the same JOAN my
wife so that she shall repair and keep in sufficient repair the lands and the tenements. And after
the decease of my aforesaid wife I Will that THOMAS GALAWAYE my elder son have all the aforesaid
lands with the aforesaid tenements with all their appurtenances for himself and his heirs for ever
out of which lands and tenements I Will that the aforesaid THOMAS pay or cause to be paid to my
two sons RICHARD and JOHN 10 sterling viz: to each of them 5 within the space of 10 years next
following after the decease of JOAN my wife, that is to say to each of them 10s a year.

ITEMIf THOMAS himself should die without heirs lawfully begotten of him, I Will that RICHARD my
second son succeed to the aforesaid lands and tenements with all their appurtenances for himself
and his heirs for ever: to pay to my son JOHN 10 in the aforesaid manner. And if it should happen
that the aforesaid RICHARD die without heirs lawfully begotten of his body, then I Will that my
younger son JOHN have all the aforesaid lands with the tenements for himself and his heirs for
ever.

ITEMI Will that my wife JOAN and JOHN ROTE my executors make and build two houses viz: a
kitchen for the house where I dwell and a second house on the land which I lately acquired from
JOHN TOMLYNE

ITEM I Will that if my wife be pregnant with a male child that child have 5 as aforesaid: if with a
female child, then I will that the child have 40s at her marriage.

ITEM I Will that if all my heirs should die in the lifetime of my wife, then I Will that my wife sell all my
lands with the aforesaid tenements and their appurtenances to disburse for my soul and those of my
parents and for the souls of all the faithful departed 20s a year while the money from the aforesaid
lands and tenements lasts

ITEMIf she should die herself then I Will that JOHN ROOTE one of my executors do likewise. And
if JOHN ROOTE himself should die, then I Will that HENRY HEBBYNGE the oversear of this my
testament do likewise.

ITEMI Will that THOMAS STROGULLE have all the household utensils of his fathers house
according to his fathers will together with 40s in money sterling at the age of 21 yrs

ITEM I Will that JOAN my aforesaid wife have custody of the said THOMAS STROGULLE my brothers
son until he attain the age above written

WITNESSES: ADAM MORE - Clerk
JOHN GORE
HENRY HEBBYNGE and OTHERS

Proved 18 March AD1518 by the appointed executors



............................MOTHER - JOAN GALAWEY


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ROSE............ALICE..............JOHN GALAWEY........M......JOAN
...............................................WILL Feb..1518
..............................................proved March 1518

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RICHARD..........................JOHN..............................THOMAS GALLWEY
under 16yrs 1518...............under 16yr 1518..............eldest son
................................................................................over 16 yrs


JAMES GALWEY........M.........JOAN
WILL March 1477
proved May 1477

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JOAN.................AGNESS.................JOHN GALAWEY
Lydd
The earliest memorial in the churchyard is the altar tomb to the Strugell family in the north eastern
portion of the yard dated 1551-1581. It is one of the earliest extra-mural monuments in the country.

196. William BATES d. 13 April 1832 aged 79. Mary his wife d. 6 Oct. 1845 aged 82. Left
surviving 2 children Hannah and William.

459. As you pass from the chancel into the middle Ally of the church right before you is a
fair blew stone with 3 Coats of Arms in white marble inscript that: Here lieth ye Body of
Richard BATE Gent., (son of James and Alice Bate sometime of this towne). He left issue
by his first wife Susan, daughter of George ISHAM of London, Gent., one son viz James.
And with him leith ye Body of Ellen his second wife (daughter of Mr. John WALLIS
sometime Minister of Ashford in this County) by whom he had issue 4 sons and one
daughter: Richard, John, Samuel, Stephen and Ann, When he had lived with her near
twenty years. She died ye 17 day of June in the 42nd yeare of her age. He died ye 6 day of
March following Anno 1656 in ye 47 yeare of his Age after he had been Baylief of this
Corporation six times. Statutum est omnibus semel mori.
The 3 Coats of Arms are Baron and Feme 1st Bate's: Sable a Fess or between 3 hands
argent, and Isham's a Fess wavy or invected in ye upper part sunbeams shining thro' a
cloud with a crescent for difference, 2nd Bate's and Ermine a bend over it. 3rd Bate's and or
a bend cotis'd sable charged with 3 mullets.
465. Beneath this is a stone with a coat of arms viz: Baron and femme Bates as before with
a crescent for difference and Maplisden being a cross forme in 3 points and fitchee in the
4th and a stag's head for the crest: inscript Sacred to the Memory of Katherine the
daughter of Peter MAPLISDEN, Gent., Jurate of Lid, wife of John Bate Gent., Jurate also,
who had issue 2 sons and 2 daughters by her. At the age of 31 years, she died and was
buried Feb. 2 1638.

Vixi vivit adhuc potior pars quando resurgat corpus, jam Foetum pulvere, tempus erit.
466. Beneath this near the Font is a large stone with 2 Coats of Arms (viz Bate's without a
crescent and Maplisden and Bate's alone) under which is inscribed:

This lyes upon
Father and Son.

John the Sonne of Thomas BATE and Thomas the sonne of John Bate Gent., of the most
ancient House: John died April ye 16th Ano 1642 aged 38 yeares, Jurate of this Towne and
once Bayliffe. Thomas died January ye 27th Ano 1657 aged 24 years.

Mors sola fatetur
Quantula sunt hominum corpuscula
'Tis death alone can speake
How frail we are, how soone our Bodyes breake
Horum filiae et sorores
Hujus Tumuli sunt authores
Katherine Bate, Anne Bate.
468. Beneath this: Here lyeth the Body of Thomas BATE of thatt ancient Family in the
Towne of Lydd, who was Freeman there 47 yeares, Jurate 43 yeares and 4 several times
chosen Bayliffe thereof. Leieutenant of the Trained Band 16 yeares. Hee lived in holy
wedlock with his deare wife 18 yeares by whom hee had Issue 3 sons and 3 daughters. He
was borne ye 6 of September 1567 and was buried ye 5 May 1637. (Then follows):
Monumentum hoc chara Joanna suo conjux viduata Marito Amoris ergo Posuit.

469. Beneath this is a brass image and inscription in verse which runs thus:

As nature breath and lyfe doth yelde so drawes on death by kynde
And yet thorughe fayth in Christe by deathe eternall Lyfe we fynde
Beholde a profe by me that dy'd enioy my vitall breath
Full threscore yeres and twelve thereto, and then gave place to death
A Juratt of thys Towne was I and Thomas BATE my name
Like the I was and now am dust, as thou shallt be the same
Fower chyldren now my place supplye, my soule it is with Chryste
Who sende to them and the good lyfe and eke in hym to rest.

Obiit 18 die Junyi Anno Dni 157(9).
470. Between this (sic) is a fair blew stone with a coat of arms in white marble, Baron and
Femme viz Bates and Wilcox (the latter being a Cock and 2 starts in chief). Inscript: Borne
December the 12 Ano. 1571. Here resteth the Body of Joane the wife of Thomas BATE the
elder Gent., adjacent who had issue by him 3 sones: Thomas, Thomas and John and three
daughters: Katherine, Sibbill and Joane, daughter and coheir unto Edward WILCOCKE
Gent., Eminent in his time and in these Partes. Who after she had attained unto a good old
age full fourscore yeares and three quarters and been a liberaal Hovsekeeper in this
Towne threescore and three yeares complete, finished her Course September the 15th
Ano. 1652.

David's confine she did surpasse
Doubtless her soul's now where it was
Monumentum ac mortuae ac vivarum
Nempe collocarunt Neptes.

Joane TOOKEY Katherine Bate, Anne Bate.
(Note: This stone is now at the entrance to the chancel).
471. Beneath this is a fair blew stone with a coat of arms viz: A Lion rampant guardant
holding a Rose Branch in his paws and a mullet for difference, the Crest being a Snake
with 2 heads twisted in the Body into the figure of 8. The Inscription runs thus: Edward ye
son of Edw: MASTER gent., and Kath: his wife daughter of Thom: BATE of Lyd, Gent.,
after the travel of 58 years wherein he was one of the Jurates of ye town and Port of New
Romney and once maier thereof here is laid to rest in expectation of a joyful resurrection
through Christ. Ob. Novemb. 14. 1674.

Mon. pos. Jn. G.
478. On the North side of the last mentioned stone is another with the Inscription almost
gone but seems to signifie notwithstanding that there Lies Joane BATE daughter of
William WILCOCKE of Lydd, Jurate, and wife of Thomas Bate eldest son of Thomas Bate
of Lydd, Jurate, who died the 30th day of May 1622 in the 28th year of her age and hath left
a daughter called Joane (or daughters).
479. The next stone on the North between the two lowest Pillars shows that there Lieth
buried the Bodi of Susan late wife of William WILLCOCKE who died the 29 day of June
1626 aged 53 and daughter of John BATEMAN Jurate.
With the many beneficiaries with the Bates name mentioned in the above Wills there is the
possibility of a relationship between the Galloway family and that of the Bates. It is
obviously a family of some note so it is of interest that they should be a part of the lives of
the Galloway family in whatever guise
the following monuments are also to be found inside the Church and in the Churchyard
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