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 32 EDWARD I.
Duket (Johanna, daughter of Laurence (fn. 1) ).—To Cristiana her sister for life rents held by the said Cristiana and Margery de Bircheholte in the parishes of All Hallows at the Hay
and S. Martin in the Vintry, the reversion of which was in the testatrix under the will of her father. To Robert de Cornedale, clerk, a tenement in the street of la Ryole (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche, saving to Walter de Fraunceis his term, and charged with payment of her debts and legacies. No date.
Roll 32 (5).
Cantebrige (Ralph de), Rector of Suththo (fn. 3) in the diocese of Lincoln.—To Dame Idonea de Cantebrige, his mother, houses and shops in Goderonlane, and in S. Vedast Street and Westchep in the parish of S. Vedast, for life; remainder to Thomas, son of his late brother, Stephen de Cantebrige. To London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 32 (6).
Gillingham (William de).—His house to be sold, and a chantry to be maintained out of the proceeds for the good of the souls of John de Hampine and Elicia, wife of the same, and the souls of the testator and of Agnes his wife. To London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 32 (9).
Hauteyn (Philip), pepperer.—To Juliana his mother his tenement in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhog. A Juliana Hauteyn, wife of Thomas Romeyn, is mentioned as one of his executors. No date.
Roll 32 (12).
Coulingge (Gilbert de), chaplain.—His tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate to be sold, and two chantries to be maintained, one in the chapel beyond the charnel house (ultra carnarium) at S. Paul's, (fn. 4) and the other in the church of S. Mildred the Virgin in Bredstrete. No date.
Roll 32 (28).
Wodere or Weyder (fn. 5) (Robert le).—To John his brother his capital house in the parish of S. Mary de Abbechirche for life; remainder to Richard Wynter and Agnes, wife of the same, daughter of the said John. To Juliana his sister a tenement adjoining, and a certain new house situate within his court. To Geoffrey, William, and John, sons of the said Juliana; to Margery, daughter of Peter de Sanford; and to John le Blake, shops in Shiteburlane. (fn. 6) No date.
Roll 32 (35).
Goldcorn (Johanna).—To Isabella, late wife of Henry Sprot, houses without Ludgate for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Martin de Ludgate; remainder to Richard and Johanna, children of thè said Henry Sprot. No date.
Roll 32 (36).
Bekenesfeld (Adam de), called "de Fulham."—To William his son his shop in Bruggestrete held by him and his fellow fishermen in the Thames (sociis meis in Thamisia piscantibus); also his gardens and houses in Suthewerk. To Juliana his daughter his house in Gernemuth, (fn. 7) and the wardship of William his son and of his two daughters until they come to full age; also houses in the parish of S. Magnus near Oystregate, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus. To London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 32 (37).
Canterbury (John de).—To Margery his daughter his wharf upon the Thames in the parish of S. Dunstan. To Thomas his son land and shops in Menchonelane and in Tower Street in the said parish. To Margery his wife his capital messuage for life, with remainder to Johanna his daughter. To John his younger son by Margery his wife a house in the Old Fish Market, and divers rents in Fridaystrete and in the parishes of All Hallows de Colemanechirche towards Alegate, S. Andrew Huberd, and S. Leonard de Estchep. To Elias his son his house and shop in the churchyard of S. Dunstan, and rents in the parishes of S. Margaret de Patyns, S. Olave towards the Tower, All Hallows de Berkingechirche, and elsewhere, for life, with remainder to John his brother. To Cecilia his daughter a messuage and wharf called "Stonwarf" in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherche. To Hugh his son a garden in Berewardeslane in the same parish, and also his leasehold interest in land at Northflete. No date.
Whereupon came Johanna, daughter of Gilbert Sperling, Robert, son of Martin de Gaschirche, and John de Hodesdone and Katherine his wife, and challenged the said testament as to certain messuages so devised, and asked that administration should not be granted to the executors of tenements in respect of which the testator had no power of disposition, &c.
Hormede (John de), tanner.—His tenement with three leads (fn. 8) in Secollane to Agnes his wife for life; remainder to Alan his brother. To London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Whereupon came Johanna, daughter of William Harding, and challenged the said testament, inasmuch as the testator had no right to devise the above tenement.
Frank (John), "Batour." (fn. 9) —His tenement in the parish of S. Stephen de Colemanstrete to be sold, and the proceeds to be divided into three parts: one part to go to his wife, a second part to be divided equally between Richard and Grena his children, and the third to be devoted to charitable uses. No date.
Roll 32 (53).
Paris (Geoffrey de), saddler.—To Johanna his wife all his tenements and rents in London for life, save an annuity of forty shillings rent bequeathed to Edith his sister, charged on a tenement in the parish of S. Vedast; remainder to pious uses. The said Johanna to have the wardship of John de Paris, his
heir, during minority. To the work of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 32 (55).
Bedeforth (Hugh de).—All his houses in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe, also all his rents in the parish of S. Nicholas de Bucher' towards Neugate and in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog, and his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate, to be sold for the good of his soul and the soul of Johanna his wife. To London Bridge forty pence. To Alice de Kent, if she be delivered of either son or daughter, twenty marks; if not so delivered, she is to have ten marks for a marriage portion, and the other ten marks are to remain in the hands of his executors; but if she should be delivered of a girl, then ten marks and the child are to remain in the hands of his executors for a term of seven years. (fn. 10) No date.
Roll 32 (58).
Smethefeld (Henry de).—One third of his tenement to be sold for the good of his soul. To Margery his wife another third of the same for life, with remainder to the same uses; and the remaining third to Johanna his daughter and Alexander her husband. No date.
Roll 32 (68).
The testament not admitted to probate because the witnesses did not agree as to the day on which it was made.
Borouhard (Salamon), fishmonger.—His house in the parish of S. Margaret, Bridge Street, to be sold to pay his debts. To John his son shops in the same parish, charged with payment of his funeral expenses, and maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Margaret, and also with payment of an annuity to Dionisia his daughter. No date.
Whereupon came Johanna, late wife of the testator, and claimed a certain tenement which he had no right to devise, and asked that the testament be not accepted to her disherison.
Bristoll (Elyas de).—His tenement in Thames Street, parish of S. Dunstan, to be sold to pay his debts. To Alice his wife another tenement in the same parish for life, with remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 32 (84).
Wolf (Robert le).—His house in the parish of S. Margaret de Patins to be sold to pay his debts; but if Agnes his wife should have wherewithal to pay his debts she is to be preferred to all others as purchaser. No date.
Roll 32 (93).
Delle (William de), called "le Goldbetere."—To John his brother the reversion of shops in the parish of S. Alphege near Crepelgate in tail after the decease of Helewysia his wife; remainder to pious uses. To Alan his brother shops in the same parish. No date.
Roll 32 (94).
Miles (Ralph).—His house in the parish of S. Magnus to be sold, and a chantry maintained thereout in the said church of S. Magnus for the space of two years for the souls of Milo his late lord and others. One third of the residue of the proceeds to go to Alice his wife, and two thirds to his children. No date.
Roll 32 (95).
Probate not admitted because neither of the witnesses was cognizant of the testator's seal. It was therefore annulled and marked with the chisel (celte consignatur), &c.
Probate not admitted for similar reason.
Plomer (Hugh le).—To Agnes his wife his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Michael le Quern for life; remainder as to one third to Richard his son, and the residue to pious and charitable uses. But if his said wife have not wherewithal to pay his debts, the said house is to be sold by the aforesaid Agnes and
Stephen de Pencrich, her brother, and one third of the proceeds to go to the said Richard, and the residue to payment of his debts and to the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul and the souls of Gonnilda his former wife and others. To the above Richard his tenement without Aldresgate, near le Barbecanin the suburb of London, in the parish of S. Botolph. No date.
Roll 32 (100).
Okham (Thomas de).—Bequest of five marks annual quitrent, charged on a tenement in the parish of S. James Garlechethe, towards the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church, and ten shillings annual quitrent for wax in the said church. To Agnes his wife the aforesaid tenement for life; remainder to John his son. To London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 32 (108).
Jordan (William).—To William, son of Alice his late daughter, the reversion of rents in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle near Billinggesgate, after the decease of Avice his wife. To the said Avice his capital house in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstret for life. To Sir Roger de Kingestone, chaplain, rents in the parishes of S. Mary de Abbechirche, S. Margaret de Briggestrete, and S. Michael aforesaid, so that he celebrate in the said church of S. Michael for the good of the souls of the testator, Alice and Avice his wives, and others. To Thomas his son rents in Crokedelane, charged with the maintenance of two tapers to burn before the images of S. Mary and S. Michael in the aforesaid church; together with the reversion of houses in the parish of S. Martin Orgar and the said parish of S. Michael. To Johanna his daughter his wharf near Billingesgate and shop in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete. To London Bridge six shillings and eightpence. No date.
Roll 32 (109).
Bredstrete (William de), Rector of the church of "Mollring." (fn. 11)
—His house in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold under the direction of Master Thomas his brother, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry for the good of the souls of William, called "de Cancia," and others in the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry, and to charitable uses. To London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 32 (110).