Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1, 1258-1358. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.
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ANNO 24 EDWARD I.
Abel, Rector of the church of Brumleye in the diocese of Rochester.—All his houses, rents, and garden near to S. Martin le Grand in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles to be sold by his executors, according to the manner and custom of the City of London, to carry out his last will, saving five marks sterling annually for the maintenance of a chantry in the parish church of Brumleye for the good of his soul and the souls of Alianora his sister and others. No date.
Whereupon came Robert fitz Perin, and claimed the fee, right, and seisin of certain tenements in the said parish of S. Nicholas towards Neugate devised by the said Abel; also there came Giles de la Garderobe, canon of the church of S. Martin le Grand, and claimed a term in certain tenements devised.
Hadestok (William de).—To Johanna his wife his capital
house and garden for life; remainder to Antony, son of Adam de Bedyk, tailor, and of Johanna his wife, daughter of the testator. Bequest of an annual rent of a house occupied by John his brother, and of other houses in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe, for maintenance of a chantry. No date.
Roll 25 (4).
Warewyk (Simon de), in Holeburnestrete.—To Matilda his wife his messuage at Holeburne so long as she remain a widow; remainder to pious uses, saving to her her dower for life. Certain rents to be sold and distributed for the good of his soul and the soul of Cristina his former wife. No date.
Roll 25 (7).
Kent (Thomas de), fishmonger.—To Margery his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph near Billingesgate for life; remainder to pious uses. Should the said Margery wish to enter any religious house the same to be sold, and one half of the proceeds to be given to the said Margery for her maintenance, and the rest to be devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 25 (11).
Gloucestre (Adam de), Rector of Farendon (fn. 1) in the diocese of Winchester.—Half a mark rent without Neuwegate to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 25 (15).
Basseyeshawe (Robert de).—To Beatrix his wife houses in the parish of S. Michael de Basseyeshawe for life; remainder to Alice, Margery, and Johanna his daughters and the heirs of their bodies in equal portions, with cross remainders. No date.
Roll 25 (17).
Staundon (Robert de).—His capital messuage in the parish of S. Laurence at Ebegate to remain in the hands of Master Gerard de Staundon until the said Gerard shall have repaid himself the twenty marks due by the testator; (fn. 2) remainder to Elyas his son. To Boydin his son and to Nicholaa his daughter
rents in the parish of S. Botolph at Retheresgate; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 25 (23).
William the King's Paneter. (fn. 3)—To Petronilla his wife his capital tenement at Byllingesgate for life; remainder to John his eldest son, to whom he leaves all his other rents and tenements in London. No date.
Roll 25 (27).
Dagge (Robert).—To Isabella and Alice his daughters rent of tenement in the parish of S. Stephen upon Walebrok near the tenement of the merchants of Luka. (fn. 4) No date.
Roll 25 (30).
And inasmuch as the said Godwyn had, contrary to the form and custom of the City, devised rents and tenements to the heirs of Alesia his wife, the said Alesia came and renounced the fee so left to her, and claimed to hold the said rent and tenement for life by the law and custom of the City; and it was granted to her.
Ferbras (Thomas).—To Johanna his wife his house in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelweckestrate for life; remainder to her heirs. To Stephen his son his house in the parish of S. Martin Orgar. To Sarah his daughter houses in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd. No date.
And inasmuch as the said Thomas devised his house in the parish of S. Laurence to the heirs of his said wife after her decease, contrary to the form and custom of the City, the said Johanna came and claimed only a life interest therein, and renounced the residue; and her petition was granted.
Munden (Stephen de), goldsmith.—To Margery his wife rents in Corduuanerestrete, parish of S. Mary le Bow, for life; remainder to the heirs of the testator's body, saving an annuity of six shillings to his brother Peter de Munden, of the Order of S. Mary of Mount Carmel, (fn. 5) for a term of six years. No date.
Roll 25 (43).
Blund (Ralph le).—To Matilda his wife, daughter of Peter fitz Alan, his house in the parish of S. Edmund, King and Martyr, and all his rents small and great, within the City of London and without, but so that his three daughters Matilda, Johanna, and Matilda (sic), nuns of Halywell, together with Dame Elizabeth, sister of his said wife, shall have an annuity of four pounds sterling out of the said rents. After the decease of his said wife certain rents in the parishes of S. Mary de Wlcherchehawe and All Hallows de Bredstrate to be devoted to a chantry in the conventual church of H. Trinity, (fn. 6) of which Alan his wife's brother is a canon. No date.
Whereupon came the aforesaid Matilda and renounced the fee and right of the above lands, tenements, and rents, and claimed only a life interest therein; and it was allowed her in form of her petition.
Newerk (Alexander de).—To Matilda his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestrate for life; remainder to Matilda his daughter. His tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan in Flete Street to be sold. No date.
Roll 25 (54).
Aumodesham (Edmund de).—Bequest to the fabric of the church of S. Martin and to the house of S. Elena. (fn. 7) To Gilbert de Herlawe, fishmonger, a house near the said church of S. Martin. To Alice his wife the residue of his tenements; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses for the good of his soul, and the souls of Edith his [former] wife and others, saving to Alice his mother for life annually one surcoat, price four shillings, at Michaelmas, and one pair of shoes, price eightpence; and at Easter one pair of shoes of the same price. No date.
Whereupon came Alice de Storteford, John de Shorne, and Isabella his wife, and put their claim upon the said testament, which claim they would support with evidence at the proper time.
Whereupon came Sabine, wife of Richard Malemeyns, and challenged the testament, inasmuch as her late husband died seised as of fee and right of the messuage so left by the said Richard de Kent to John Runceval, and she had been similarly so seised of the same from the decease of her said husband up to the present time.
Montague (Felicia, late wife of Adam de).—Her houses in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market to be sold to pay her debts and those of her husband; and John de Montague, her late husband's brother, to be preferred purchaser by half a mark. No date.
Whereupon came the said John de Montague and challenged the said testament, inasmuch as the testatrix had acquired from her late husband only a life interest in the said house.
Gisorcio (John de).—To Margery his wife rents in the parish of S. Mary atte Axe for life. To Anketin his son a wharf upon Walebrok, charged with an annuity of seventeen pounds sterling to the said Margery for life. To Thomas his son his New Hall in the parish of S. Mildred in Bredstrete, with a similar charge of twenty marks. To Henry his son rents in S. Laurence Lane near Guildhall. To Beatrice his daughter a shop in the market of Westchepe; to Mabel his daughter tenements and rents in Bradestrete, without Crepelgate, in Breggestrete, and in Basseieshawe; to Johanna his daughter rents near La Ledenehalle (fn. 8) in Garscherch Street, and also at the corner of Bredstrete; and to Isabella his daughter rents at La Heywarwe. His aforesaid wife to hold his dwelling-house, according to the custom of the City of London, so long as she remain a widow. To John his son and heir all his rents and tenements not herein disposed of. No date.
Roll 25 (84).