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 2 EDWARD I.
Monday the Feast of S. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.].
Staundon (William de).—Gift and assignment to Orabla his wife of his houses in London, together with the advowson to the church of S. Mary de Sumersete, for life. No date.
And whereas no mention of this was made in his testament, the said Orabla, who was present in the Husting, being asked how and in what manner she claimed to hold the said houses and advowson, replied, of her own free will, "Only for the term of her life"; and so upon that confession probate was admitted.
Roll 5 (47).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Andrew [30 Nov.].
Kingestone (Walter de), Poulterer to the King.—Last will, whereby he assigns certain quitrents in Bredstrate for providing a chantry in the church of S. Mary de Aldermannechurche for a term of three years; remainder to Agnes his wife for life; remainder to Thomas and Matilda his children; remainder, in default of heirs, for the good of his soul. His rents in the parish of S. Dunstan to be sold for payment of his debts, and the residue to be devoted to the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 5 (49).
Bisscoppesgate (Nicholas de).—Last will, whereby he gives and assigns to Isabella his wife his house within Bisscoppesgate for life only; remainder to Hubert his nephew. His new house and shop at the west corner of the entrance of the said gate to be sold, as in his testament is more fully contained. No date.
Roll 5 (57).
Melker (William le).—Last will, whereby he gives and assigns to Matilda his daughter two shops in Estchiep. His houses in the parish of S. George to be sold by his executors, as in his testament is more fully and better contained. No date.
Roll 5 (62).
Heremy (Matilda de).—Last will, whereby she gives and assigns to Agnes her daughter her house wherein she lived; remainder, in default of heirs, to Nicholas, brother of the said Agnes; remainder for the good of the souls of the faithful. To Johanna de Marleberue a certain shop for life, as in her testament is more fully and better contained. No date.
Roll 5 (63).
Monday the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.].
Hervy (John).—To Juliana his daughter his capital mansion in the parish of S. Pancras, and to Johanna his daughter his shop in the parish of Colcherche. (fn. 1) No date.
Roll 6 (2).
Fitz-Stephen (Henry).—To Dionisia Egeline rents in the parishes of S. Brigid, S. Nicholas de Shambles, and S. Botolph without Alegate. To Agnes, daughter of Hugh de Rokyngham, rents in parishes of S. Vedast and S. Matthew de Frydaistrate; and to Thomas de Brancestre other rents. All his houses in the said parish of S. Matthew, with the exception of a chamber belonging to the house of Hugh de Rokyngham, to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 6 (3).
Wynton (Milo de).—Bequests for maintenance of a lamp and chantries in the church of S. Martin Orgar. To John his firstborn son a house in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe, in the lane of H. Trinity the Less, saving to the nuns of Clerkenewell twelve shillings by the year. To Simon his son a house also in the same parish, saving to the Hospital of S. James certain rents for socage, &c. To Dyonisia and Margery his daughters houses in the parish of S. Olave in the Shambles; and to Johanna his daughter houses in parish of S. Andrew, Estchep. No date.
Other conditions in the same testament were adjudged vicious and ordered to be expunged.
Roll 6 (11).
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Cancellis (Philip de).—His houses in London to be disposed of by his executors, viz., Sir John Walrand, Abbot of S. Edward, Master Robert de Evesham, and John Sperlyng. No date.
Roll 6 (16).
Froys (Thomas).—To Thomas, son of Geoffrey Froys, his godson (filiolus), his share of a shop in Bruggestrate, parish of S. Margaret, devised to him by William Froys. No date.
Roll 6 (20).
Ceinturer (fn. 2) (Robert le).—Assignment to Dame Sabine la
Bokeliere of his house within Ludgate, in the parish of S. Martin the Less. No date.
Roll 6 (22).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].
Clothale (Hugh de).—To John le Rous and Isabella, wife of the same, houses in the parish of S. Giles without Crupelgate. To William de Leycestre, cordwainer, and Coletta, wife of the same, a house in the parish of S. Margaret de Lodebyre in tail; remainder for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 6 (31).
Chesewyk (Walter de).—To Pernella his daughter a shop and rents in Bruggestrate. To Walter and John his sons his capital messuage in the said street, and a shop towards Viswarf, (fn. 3) near the eastern end of the church of S. Magnus; also rents of houses in Menechinelane, (fn. 4) and houses in the parish of S. Olave in Suthewerk. No date.
Roll 6 (39).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Hugh the Chaplain. —Two houses over against the House of the Converts (fn. 5) for the maintenance of a light [in honour] of the Holy Trinity in the church of the said house, reserving two shillings thereout for the repair of the church of S. Dunstan. No date.
Roll 6 (42).
Abel (John).—His house in the parish of S. John Zacary to be sold for payment of his debts. No date.
Roll 6 (46).
Godard (Geoffrey).—His houses in the parish of S. Dyonisius at Garschirch (fn. 6) to be sold by his executors for payment of his debts, and for providing suitable apparel for his eldest daughter Johanna upon her marriage. A sum of money to be raised from rents in the parish of S. Stephen, Walebrok, and in Corneyserestrate, (fn. 7) near the church of S. Mary le Bow, for sending a man to the Holy Land on the next general pilgrimage. Bequest of an annual rent of five marks in the parish of S. Vedast, and in
S. Laurence Lane in Jewry, for celebrating trentals (fn. 8) by proper priests, for the good of his soul and the soul of Alice his wife; and to the church of S. Mary Wolnoth half a mark annual rent for arrears. To Margery his wife, by way of dower, and to Avice his daughter, his wharf and houses upon the Thames, in the parish of S. Benedict at the hithe, (fn. 9) with his soc of Lancastre, annually collected on the vigil of Easter in the said church, and other rents in Lymstrate (fn. 10) and elsewhere. For clothing Johanna and Avice his daughters forty shillings annual rent in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe; and to Johanna his eldest daughter his capital house in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth, and his soc of "Scvcia" (?) annually collected in the church of S. Bartholomew the Less, together with the advowson to the said church, and rents in Chepe and the Peltry of London, and elsewhere. No date.
Roll 6 (47).
Monday the Feast of S. George the Martyr [23 April].
St. Martin (William de), Archdeacon of Rochester and Canon of Chichester.—Gift and assignment to Sir Lawrence de St. Martin], Bishop of Rochester, his brother, of houses, cellars, and gardens situate in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, in such manner as the municipal law or custom of the City of London may permit them to be given, bequeathed, or conveyed. No date.
Roll 6 (54).
Chesewyk (Geoffrey de).—To his daughter Margaret for her marriage his house and twenty shillings rent in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To Thomas his son his capital house in the parish of S. Botolph near Billingesgate, a shop and rents in Bruggestrate, parish of S. Magnus; other rents in the latter parish to be sold for the good of his soul. To Elysia his wife twenty-four shillings annually from a shop in the said parish of S. Magnus, together with the reversion of the said shop for life; remainder to Thomas his son. To Christina his daughter his term in a seld in Westchep. To Thomas his son land at Bedinton, with rents at "la Watergate" and at Gernemeue. (fn. 11) To Michael his
son rents in the parish of S. John upon Walebrok. His houses in the parishes of S. Olave de Suwerk and S. Leonard de Estchep to be sold for pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 6 (55).
Monday the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June].
Ware (William de).—His houses at Flete bridge to be sold for the good of his soul; also a leasehold interest under Johanna de Retherheth, and his interest in two and a half acres of land at Batricheseye, (fn. 12) to be disposed of for providing a chantry in the church of S. Brigid. No date.
Roll 6 (57).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke [18 Oct.].
Greyvile (Adam de).—His house in London to be sold for 100 pounds, or more if possible. No date.
Roll 6 (66).
Auverne (Michael, son of William de).—To Michael Thovy, his uncle, his house in Fletestrete between Ludgate and Flete bridge, as is contained in a deed of feoffment delivered in the presence of all the neighbours in the same house; likewise two shops adjacent and appertaining to the said house. No date.
Roll 6 (74).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Luke [18 Oct.].
Abbyngwrth (James de), Canon of London.—Bequest and assignment to the church of S. Paul of fifteen shillings quitrent by the year, to be distributed by the chamberlain of the said church at his obit. To Robert le Bretoun all his tenements and houses in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate. No date.
Roll 6 (75).