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 33 EDWARD I.
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Fullere (Walter le).—To William his brother his houses in the parish of All Hallows de Fanecherche for life; remainder to pious uses. To William his nephew his little house opposite the door of the said church. Also to his said brother his tenement towards the Tower. No date.
Roll 33 (6).
Bole (Gilbert le), cordwainer.—To Agnes his wife his houses in the parish of S. Michael le Quern for life; remainder to his children. To Simon his son his term in a shop in Chepe. No date.
Roll 33 (7).
Foulmere or Fulmere (John de).—Bequest of certain rents in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd for providing a torch at the elevation of the Host, and also for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Andrew. Thomas Lemman to have the custody of William his son and of his goods until he come of age. To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 33 (8).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Bodetone (Thomas de), Rector of Tysseburi (fn. 1) in the diocese of Salisbury.—To Simon, son of Isabella de Honilane, twenty marks. Walter de Lege appointed guardian of the said Simon during minority, and to have full power to sell the testator's
house in the parish of S. Nicholas Olave to 'fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 33 (19).
Leycestre (Sir Peter de), Canon of Lichfield.—To the Abbot and Convent of Teukesbury all his houses lying between the gate of the Abbot of Faveresham and the churchyard of S. Brigid in London. No date.
The will was proved by William de Dalby, clerk, and executor of the said Sir Peter. Five other executors did not appear at the probate, &c. And the testator willed that two of his executors should proceed to execution without waiting for the others, &c.
Roll 33 (20).
Hallingbiry (Adam de).—To Matilda his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane for life; remainder to Bartholomew his younger son in tail. To Emma his daughter houses, &c., in Goderonlane in the parish of S. John Zakarie, the same to be held by Matilda her mother until she marry. To Alice his daughter tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate. Also to the said Bartholomew tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church; and rents in the parish of S. Mary le Bow in S. Laurence Lane, all of which Nicholas de Farndone, goldsmith, is to hold until the said Bartholomew come of age. To London Bridge one mark. No date.
Whereupon came Thomas de Luda and Floria his wife and put their claim upon the said testament respecting two shops in S. Laurence Lane in the Jewry. And similarly Margery, who was the wife of John (sic), came and put her claim upon the same respecting shops in Goderonlane.
Roll 33 (23).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Waleys (Roger le), butcher.—To Matilda de Lewes, his servant, his house in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles for a term of two years; remainder to John and Cecilia his children, and to Sarah, daughter of the said Cecilia. To Adam le Waleys, his nephew, shops in the same parish for life; remainder to charitable and pious uses. No date.
Roll 33 (33).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portant Latinam [6 May].
Stratford (Gunnora de).—To William Edmund her servant houses in the parishes of S. Nicholas in Dystaflane and S. Nicholas in Eldefihstrete; also to Nicholas her servant the moiety of a tenement in Eldefihstrete, charged with the annual payment of one mark to the chaplain serving in S. James's Chapel in the church of S. Paul. Also to the same William Edmund and Nicholas her share of a ship in the custody of William Toke, to be divided among them in equal portions. No date.
Roll 33 (40).
Coffrer (John le), of Ysmongerelane.—To Dyonisia his wife his capital messuage in the parish of S. Martin Pomer for life; remainder to Salamon his nephew, charged with maintaining a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary in the churchyard of S. Martin aforesaid. Also to his said wife a bakehouse and shops in the same parish for life; remainder to pious uses. To Emma his daughter forty marks, the same to remain in the hands of his executors until they make provision for her. Adam Braz to have a certain tenement in the aforesaid parish, to him and his heirs, for fifty marks sterling. No date.
Roll 33 (41).
Romesseye (Roger de), of the parish of S. George.—To Robert his son his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew Hubert. To Walter and William his sons twenty shillings of silver, two silver spoons, and one brass pot respectively; and to Alveva his daughter twenty shillings sterling. No date.
Roll 33 (42).
Finchesle (John de), junior, ironmonger.—To Johanna his wife his shop in the Ironmongery (la ferronerye) of London for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 33 (43).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunslan [19 May].
Bernes (Richard de), fishmonger.—Bequest for providing wax in the parish church of S. Peter the Less. His house in the said parish to be sold, and out of the proceeds Bartholomew his son and Felicia his daughter to have respectively twenty shillings, and the residue to be divided equally between John his son and Isabella his daughter. Also to the said John and Isabella
household goods, comprising silver spoons, napkins, towels, tapestry, and table-cloths. To London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 33 (53).
Geryn(John).—To Matilda his wife by way of dower his brewhouse, garden, and shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate for life; remainders over to William and John his sons in successive tail; remainder to Cecilia, Alice, Alice (sic), and Elycia his four daughters. Also to the said William and John other tenements in the same parish, with remainder to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 33 (54).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [13 June].
Norman (Dyonisia), daughter of Roger Norman, late goldbeater, and wife of John de Mimmes le Cutteler at the Conduit.—To Andrew de Gloucestre, goldsmith, rents in Soperelane in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhog, charged with payment of her debts and funeral expenses, and with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of her soul and the souls of John her husband, Roger her father and Alice her mother, William her son, Amicia her daughter, and others in the church of S. Alban de Wodestrete for the space of one whole year. No date.
Roll 33 (59).
Hockelee (Richard de), mercer.—To Elena his wife his capital messuage within Ludgate and all his other tenements in the City of London for life; remainders over to Isabella his daughter, and to Thomas, Robert, Richard, and Stephen his sons, in equal portions with cross remainders. No date.
Roll 33 (60).
Bettone (William de).—To Richard his eldest son certain tenements and rents. To Thomas his son twenty pounds and the lease of his shop in Sopereslane. To John his son, and to Matilda, Margery, and Isabella his daughters, certain sums of money. To Henry de Rokyngham rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre at Smethefeld, and at the conduit in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche near Bordhawelane, for life; remainder to Richard de Rokyngham. To Juliana his daughter rents in the parishes of
S. Agnes near Aldresgate and S. Michael de Bassingeshawe. No date.
Roll 33 (61).
Lauvare (Alice de), called "de Stakes," of the parish of S. Mary de Wolnoth.—To John Burel, poulterer, and Isabella his wife her tenement in Schiteburuelane, (fn. 2) parish of S. Mary Wolnoth, subject to certain charges. No date.
Roll 33 (62).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Grave (William de la).—To Cristiana his wife all his houses in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate for life; remainder to Alice his daughter, so that she maintain a chantry for eight years after the decease of the said Cristiana. To the fabric of London Bridge half a mark. No date.
And William atte Rothe, the husband of the said Alice, was present, and said that he was willing to provide a chantry in form aforesaid.
Roll 33 (69).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Gysorzs (Margery de).—To Richard her son her shop in Fletestrete, parish of S. Brigid. To Beatrix her daughter a portion of a house in Staningelane, parish of S. Mary, and also another house in the same parish, which she acquired on the decease of Thomas her brother. To Mabel her daughter rents in the parish of S. Nicholas "atte flesshameles." Thomas, her son and executor, appointed guardian of Richard her son and of Isabella her daughter during minority. No date.
Roll 33 (75).
Cestre (Ralph le), skinner.—To Agnes his wife all his houses in the parish of S. Mary de Wolnoth. No date.
And because the use and custom of the City did not permit a testator to devise in fee to his wife and her heirs, &c., the aforesaid Agnes came and renounced the fee, and asked to hold the said tenement for life, &c.; and it is allowed, &c.
Roll 33 (77).
Fraunceys (Walter le).—To Matilda and Margaret his daughters and to John his son his tenement in Kyronlane, parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche, in successive tail, paying annually two shillings to the Abbot and Convent of Thame. Also to the said Margaret and Matilda in successive tail houses in the same lane and parish; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Whereupon came Robert de Cornedale and put his claim upon six marks rent due to him from a tenement devised to the said Matilda.
Roll 33 (78).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].
Wittleye (Ivo de).—To William de Guldeford, clerk, his nephew, his house in the parish of S. Laurence [Candlewick Street], charged with an annual payment of twenty marks for the good of his soul and the soul of Anastasia his wife for the space of four years. His tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Abbechirche in Candelwykstrete to remain in the hands of his executors for five whole years after the probate of his testament, and then to remain to Emma his daughter, unless the said Emma be willing to maintain a chantry in the above church of S. Mary, in which case the said tenement shall remain to her immediately after his decease. No date.
Roll 33 (80).
Hurer (Guydo le).—To Agnes his wife a cellar in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherche and the moiety of profits issuing from his capital tenement for life; remainder to Henry Carpenter and Scolastica, wife of the same, his daughter. No date.
Roll 33 (83).
Wodere (Aureus le).—To Basa (or Basilia) his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Staningcherche for life; remainder to pious uses. His bakehouse in the same parish to be sold to fulfil his testament. To Ida his sister his shop in the same parish for life. To the fabric of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 33 (84).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Norhamptone (John de), tailor.—To Cecilia his wife his tenement near the lane called "Addelane" (fn. 3) in the parish of
S. Alban de Wodestrete for life; remainder to Margery his daughter. No date.
Roll 33 (105).
Aveyner (Walter, son of Roger le).—To Alice his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhulle for life, so that she pay his debts as contained in schedule annexed within three years after his decease; remainder to Cristina, daughter of Stephen his brother, in tail; remainder to Walter, son of John le Poleter, called "Wranch." No date.
Roll 33 (106).
Bernard (Nicholas), son of John Bernard and of Matilda his wife.—To Robert Youn his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew Hubert de Estchep. No date.
Roll 33 (107).
Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].
Russel (Juliana, relict of Ely as).—To Adam her son her tenement in Thamisestrete in tail; remainder to her other sons. To Agnes, Amicia, and Katherine her daughters rents in the parishes of S. Clement de Candelwykstrete and S. Michael within Alegate. No date.
Roll 33 (108).
Schedule annexed of the following legacies: (fn. 4) To Agnes her daughter her green robe with three garnitures and furred mantle to match (eiusdem secte); two pieces of tapestry; six sheets; two feather beds, to wit, one large and one small; one brass basin and ewer; two brass pots of medium size (de mediis), and one brass dish; two table-cloths and four towels; a silver cup with stand of Tours workmanship, and a silver cup without a stand; six silver spoons with silver-gilt bosses; and one of her large chests, &c. To Amicia her daughter her scarlet robe with three garnitures and furred mantle to match; two pieces of tapestry; six sheets; two feather beds, one large and another of medium size; one brass basin with ewer; also two brass pots, one of the larger kind and one of medium size; one brass dish; two table-cloths and four towels; also a silver cup with stand of Tours workmanship, and another silver cup without a stand; six spoons with silvergilt bosses; one piece of scarlet silk (cindone gueleto); and one of her large chests. To Juliana her daughter her entire chamber of Doningtone (fn. 5) (cameram meam de Doningtone), with, all brazen and wooden utensils appertaining to the hall, chamber, and kitchen thereof; also all her stock within the same manor, so that, however, the same shall remain on the said manor in the custody of the above Adam so long as the manor remains in his custody by reason of the minority of Henry, son of Osbert de Longchamp, deceased, the husband of the said Juliana. To Katherine her daughter her mixed robe with three garnitures and mantle to match lined with silk; also two pieces of tapestry; six sheets, with two feather beds; one basin and ewer; two brass pots; a large brass caldron for melting wax, with large tripod appertaining thereto; one large brass dish; two tablecloths, with four towels; one silver cup with stand of Tours workmanship, without cover, and another silver-plated cup, without foot and cover; six silver spoons with gilt bosses; also one large brass pot, &c.