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 27 EDWARD I.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Andreiu, Apostle [30 Nov.].
York (Roger de), skinner.—His house in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherch to be sold, and the proceeds given to Matilda his wife to dispose of for the good of their souls. To Emma his sister his house in Candelwerzstrate, parish of S. John upon Walebrok, and another house in Old Lane (fn. 1) (?) without Neugate. No date.
Roll 28 (3).
Monday the Morrow of Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Cudres (Richard de).—To Bartholomew, son of Adam de Hallingburi of London, certain rents in the parish of S. Clement at Candelwerztstrete. To Ralph, brother of the same, rents in S. Laurence Lane near to the Chepe of London. No date.
Roll 28 (5).
Cross (Thomas), alderman.—To Margery his wife all his lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of S. Botolph, S. Mangnus and S. Margaret, Bridge Street, for life; remainder to Thomas his son in tail, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Botolph; remainder to the legitimate heirs of Henry Box and Juliana, wife of the same, his daughter. Also to the same Thomas a tenement in petit Wallesin the parish of All Hallows, Berkingecherch; and to the aforesaid Margery his brew-house, with all utensils of gold, silver, mazer, brass, iron, lead, and wood appertaining to his house in London, for life; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas. No date.
Roll 28 (6).
Turgis (John).—To Margery his wife by way of dower his tenement in Martelane, parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherch, for life; remainder in default of heirs to Simon, son of Philip Turgis, his brother, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of All Hallows. No date.
Roll 28 (7).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].
Sotel (Adam).—To Margery his wife his capital tenement in the lane and parish of S. Michael de Candelwerzstrete for life; after her decease the same to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be given to Peter his son, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. Also to the said Peter all that tenement which he gave conditionally to John le Bacheler in frank-marriage with Avice his daughter, notwithstanding such gift to the said John "le Braeler" (sic). No date. Roll 28 (17).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.]
Paumer (Matthew le).—To Rosia his wife all his houses and rents in London for life. To John, William, Thomas, Edmund, and Robert his sons the reversion of houses, shops, &c., upon Cornhull and elsewhere. To Elena his daughter the reversion of his house in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less; remainder in default of heirs to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Bartholomew, and other pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 28 (18).
Laurence (John).—To Christiana his wife all his tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Benedict, S. Andrew, S. Mary le Bow, and S. Mary de la Hulle for life; remainder to John his son, with the exception of a wharf which he leaves to Matilda his daughter. No date.
Roll 28 (19).
Bokton (John de).—To Ralph his son his capital tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Bartholomew for a term of seven years after his decease. To Christiana, Rosia, Emma, Alice, and Johanna his daughters, and to John his son, divers tenements. No date.
Roll 28 (20).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Brettevile (Richard de).—To Helewisa his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Bassieshawe, and a house in Soper Lane, so that she pay all his debts to Hamo Cook in Ismongerelane, the executors of Thomas de Fulham, Richard de Camp, and others, as set out. To Nicholas de Sanecamp a shop in "Basseshaze." No date.
The said Helewisa came and voluntarily stated that she claimed only a life interest in the above tenements.
Roll 28 (29).
Dornee or Dorneye (Robert de), clerk.—To the Abbey and Convent of Burnham (fn. 2) and their successors his house and mansion, charged with the maintenance of a chantry. No date.
Whereupon came Richard Andrew and challenged the said testament, for that the testator held the said tenements to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
Roll 28 (30).
Monday next after Ash Wednesday [4 March].
Hundesdich (Geoffrey de).—To William his son his board in the Tanners' seld, London. To Cecilia his wife his capital mansion in the parish of S. Botolph without Bishopsgate for life; remainder to the said William, and in default of heirs to pious uses. To the Prior and Canons of the Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate a house in the said parish of S. Botolph,
if by licence of the Commonalty of London they may be permitted to hold the same, otherwise the same to remain to the said William. No date.
Roll 28 (34).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Blauncmouster (Ralph).—To Juliana his niece his house in the parish of S. Dionisius. No date.
Roll 28 (45).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [14 June].
Brun (Richard).—To William his brother his portion of a house left to them by Roger Brun, their uncle, in the parish of S. Mary de Mounthaut. No date.
Roll 28 (50).
Brun (William).—o Sarah his sister for life the whole of the tenement acquired from his uncle Roger Brun, fishmonger; remainder to her son William. Henry, brother of the testator, mentioned as one of his executors. No date.
Roll 28 (51).
Causton (Alexander de).—To Alice his wife for life the shop in Cheape in the parish of S. Vedast left to him by William de Causton, his late master, (fn. 3) so that she provide a chantry in the said church of S. Vedast for the good of the souls of William de Causton and others, and that she pay twenty marks to the Friars Minors of London for a similar purpose, and twenty marks for teaching a trade to Robert and James his sons. Also to the said Robert and James the reversion of the said shop; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 28 (52).
Avener (Stephen le).—To Isabella his wife and Cristina his daughter his capital messuage and shops in the City of London. No date.
The said Isabella came into court and renounced everything but a life interest in the above. And inasmuch as the testator died at Lemunstre (fn. 4) letters testimonial of Richard [de Swinefeld], Bishop of Hereford, are appended, certifying the marriage of Stephen, son of Roger le Avener, with Isabella, daughter of John Le Shipward, of Breynton, near Hereford, two years since, and the birth of Cristina their legitimate daughter. Dated at Sigwas, (fn. 5) near Hereford, iv. Ides April, A.D. 1299.
Roll 28 (54).
Monday the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Preston (Robert de).—His houses in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay to be offered to Sir William de Dale, Canon of Chichester, and to Stephen de Preston respectively for fifty pounds; and upon their refusal the same are to be sold to fulfil his testament, the said Sir William being paid a debt due from the testator out of the proceeds before all others. No date.
Roll 28 (57).
Suddington (Master Thomas de).—To his mother one hundred marks, two hundred ewes (oves matrices), two hundred lambs (multones), sixteen oxen, ten cows, and a bull, and the whole of his corn at Wyshangre and Musarder, (fn. 6) whether stored or sown in the fields. To Master John his brother his hostel near the Friars of S. Augustine in the City of London. No date.
Roll 28 (60).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Colevile (Angnes de).—To Roger de Corby, chaplain, her tenement in the parish of S. Dionisius de Bakcherche. No date.
Whereupon came William de Berton, clerk, and challenged the said testament, for that he claimed the above tenement as of right and seisin, the said Angnes having only a life interest therein. He said moreover that the testatrix had made another will when she was of sound memory, which the said Roger the Chaplain had destroyed, (fn. 7) and had made the present one in order that he might get possession of the property. And Martin le Tayllour and Sarah his wife came and put their claim.
Roll 28 (61).
Sayer (John).—To Stephen and Richard, sons of John de Armenters, and to the survivor of them, rents in Melkestrate and in Westchep, with remainder to the other children of the said John and of Idonea, late wife of the same. To Agnes, daughter of Thomas de Pelham, rent in Thames Street; remainder in default of heirs to Robert, son of John de Armenters. To Cristina, wife of Stephen
de Preston, rents in Eldfihstrete; and to Idonea, daughter of John de Armenters, rents in Cordewanerstrete, with remainder to the other children of the said John. No date.
Roll 28 (69).
Arras (Hugh, son of Robert de).—To Alice his mother his capital tenement in the parish of S. Antonin. No date.
Roll 28 (70).
Ebbegate (Sarah de).—Bequest of rents in the parish of S. Laurence for maintenance of chantries. Her tenement in the said parish to be sold, and twelve marks out of the proceeds to be given to Alice her niece. No date.
Whereupon came John Le Moyne, who put his claim upon the above testament, for that he claimed the above tenement as his right by inheritance from Arnulph Le moye (sic), his late grandfather.
Roll 28 (71).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.]
Wouburn (William de), tailor.—To Juliana his wife tenements and rents in the parish of S. Mildred in Bredstrete for life; remainders to Thomas his son and Isabella his daughter. Elyas the tailor, his servant, to have his tailor's shop for life at twenty shillings by the year, and after the decease of the said Elyas the same to revert to his capital tenement. No date.
Roll 28 (75).