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 28 EDWARD I.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].
Godard (Margery, late wife of Geoffrey).—To Isabel her sister for life rents in Westchep; remainder to Juliana, daughter of Gilbert de Denton, and to pious uses. To Alice her sister rents in S. Laurence Lane in la Giuweriefor life. No date.
Roll 29 (18).
Monday after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [14 Feb.].
Lorimer (fn. 1) (Gregory le).—To John and Richard his sons, and
Lucy, the daughter of Katherine his late daughter, specific sums of money. To Agnes his wife the custody of the said children, and all his lands, rents, and tenements within the City of London for life; remainders to the aforesaid John and Lucy in successive tail, and in default of heirs to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 29 (21).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Davy (Geoffrey).—To London Bridge sixpence. To Alice his daughter one hundred two-year-old sheep (bidentes); and to Hugh his son forty shillings. His house in the parish of S. Leonard to be sold for the benefit of the poor. To Beatrix, daughter of Thomas le Vyneter de Chelmeresford, his shop in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. One moiety of a shop in the above parish of S. Leonard, and also his ferm of Wyk in the parish of Hakeneye, to be sold by his executors to pay his debts and for pious uses. No date.
Roll 29 (23).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Bunting (Anastacia).—To Matilda her daughter, a nun at Stratforde, eight shillings rent in the parish of S. Augustine Pappay for life; remainder to Matilda, daughter of Richard le Forbour. To Isabella her daughter shops in Bredstrete. To William de Parys and Matilda, wife of the same, her daughter, a tenement at the corner of Bredstrete, parish of All Hallows, and to the said Matilda her dwelling-house in Bredstrete; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. To Robert de Crokesle a tenement in Bredstrete; and to the fabric of London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 29 (28).
Dachet (John de).—To Alditha his wife his shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles for life; remainder to John his son; also a term of eight years out of a term of eighteen years which the testator had in a house in the same parish. To Angnes his daughter the residue of the said term, with an injunction that the said Angnes brew in the said house, and render a reasonable account of the goods in the said house to her mother, and at the
end of the said term of eight years have five quarters of malt wherewith to set herself up. No date.
Roll 29 (37).
Bytheweye (Johanna, late wife of Robert de).—Her tenement and rents in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate to be sold for pious uses. To Johanna her daughter her dwelling-house in the said parish; remainder in default of heirs to similar uses. To the work of London Bridge twelve pence. No date.
Whereupon came John de Hatfeud, chapeler, (fn. 2) and put his claim upon the said testament, inasmuch as his own daughter Johanna was and is the next heir to the testatrix and to her late husband by fine levied.
Roll 29 (38).
Bataille (John de la).—To Isabella his sister his tenements and rents in the town of S. Alban. All his tenements in the City of London and suburbs to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the fulfilment of this his testament or last will, and the residue, if any, to pious uses. No date.
Whereupon came Roger—, and put his claim upon the testament of the aforesaid John "de la baylle" as to a messuage and two shops without Newegate. Also came Alice, wife of Ralph de Smechefud, and claimed two shops in the suburbs of London which she held for life by demise of Reginald Canun. Also came Thomas Perceval and put his claim upon the said testament, for that long before the probate of the same he had been seised of a tenement devised therein by feoffment of Cristian le Fundur and Juliana his wife, which Juliana had acquired the same conjointly with John de Stevehach.
Roll 29 (39).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [6 June].
Coffrer (Nicholas le).—His house in the parish of S. Peter in Bradestrate to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to maintaining three chaplains, to celebrate in the churches of S. Peter aforesaid, S. Bartholomew the Less, and S. Mary de Colcherch respectively, for the good of his soul and the souls of Alice his wife and others. No date.
Roll 29 (41).
Brauhinge (Peter de).—To Agnes his wife all his houses in
the parish of S. Swithun for life. To John his son the reversion of his dwelling-house. To Johanna his daughter houses in the parish of S. Mary de Abbecherch in a lane called "Shiteb[ur]uelane," (fn. 3) but she is not to enjoy the rents thereof until she marry. To Bartholomew his firstborn son his houses in Candelwistrate, parish of S. Mary de Abbecherch, for life. To Katherine his daughter rents in the parish of S. Mary de Staningelane, and houses in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherch. In default of heirs all the above to be sold for pious uses. Also to the aforesaid Bartholomew and to John his sons, Eva and Johanna his daughters, various pecuniary legacies. To London Bridge forty shillings. No date.
Roll 29 (42).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Basinges (Thomas de).—To John, son of Nicholas de Wynton, his nephew, a portion of the Heywarf in the parish of All Hallows the Great, paying to his executors fifty pounds of silver. To Ydonea, sister of the said John, another portion of the same wharf, near the tenement of Arnald Thedmar, paying to his executors forty pounds. To Dy[o]nisia de Gloucestre, a nun of S. Elena, London, his niece, a quitrent in the parish of S. Botolph towards Billingesgate for life. To the House of S. Elena rents in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less and elsewhere, charged with providing certain pittances on the day of his obit and the obits of Dionisia his wife, Salomon his brother, &c., the residue to be devoted to the maintenance of its church, which he and his said brother had erected. To the house of S. Mary de Notle (fn. 4) and canons thereof for pious uses certain houses which the testator had recovered against John le Rus and Isabella his wife in the Husting of London by writ of Gavelet (fn. 5) for arrears of rent. Other houses and rents in the parishes of All Hallows the Less, Colecherch, and S. Pancras to be sold to pay his debts. To the work of London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Whereupon came John le Rous and Isabella his wife, and put their claim upon the aforesaid testament.
Roll 29 (54).
Bek (Jordan, son of William).—To Juliana his mother all his rents and tenements in the City of London and suburbs to pay his father's creditors. No date.
Whereupon came Hugh de Lancastre and Matilda his wife, and put their claim upon the said testament, inasmuch as the testator was under age when he made it, and had no more than the reversion of the said rents and tenements after the decease of Juliana his mother.
Roll 29 (55).
Wormele (Richard de), cobbler. (fn. 6) —To Robert de Wokingham his house in the street called "Newestrate," parish of S. Dunstan West. To Alice his wife houses in the same street and parish towards the Bar of the New Temple and in the parish of S. Andrew de Holeburne for life; remainder to Andrew and Beatrix his children. No date.
Roll 29 (56).
Frowyk (Isabella de).2—To London Bridge three shillings. To Margery and Sabine her daughters, nuns, eighteen shillings and fourpence annual rent for their respective lives in Goderoneslane (fn. 7) among the Saddlers, with remainder to Thomas her son. To the same Thomas half a mark rent in Bassingeshawe. No date.
Roll 29 (63).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].
Kent (William de).—All his tenements in the parish of S. Margaret atte Patyns to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be divided among John, Alice, Isabella, Cristiana, and John (sic) his children, and the other to be devoted to pious uses for the souls of the said (sic) Olive and Matilda his wives. To John his eldest son an annual rent. No date.
Roll 29 (74).
"La Fayte" (Matilda, called).—Her house in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate to be sold for pious uses, reserving an annual rent of eighteen shillings and fourpence halfpenny to Master Thomas de Bredstret, and ten shillings to the nuns of Halywelle. No date.
Roll 29 (75).
Frowyk (Reginald de).—To Agnes his wife all his tenements, rents, and gardens in the City of London and suburbs for life. No date.
Whereupon came Walter de Finohingfeud and Thomas de Frowyk and put their claim upon the said testament on behalf of Henry, the son and heir of the testator, inasmuch as the said testator could not devise his tenement in Melkestrate, which was in the seisin of Isabella his mother at the time of his decease.
Roll 29 (76).
Clay (William de).—To Thomas de Clay, his nephew and apprentice, his shop in Chepe, parish of S. Matthew de Fridaystrete. No date.
Roll 29 (80).
Middelton (William de), clerk.—To John de Middelton, draper, his nephew, all his lands, tenements, and reversions in the City of London, so that he cause four annuals to be celebrated in the house of the friars of the Order of S. Augustine, London, for the good of his soul within two years at the most. No date.
At a subsequent court came Richard de Clare, of the Order of S. Augustine, and acknowledged satisfaction for the four annuals aforesaid. Accordingly the said John was quit, and the said testament was delivered to the aforesaid Richard de Clare, one of the executors, by precept of the Mayor and Aldermen.
Roll 29 (81).