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 34 EDWARD I.
Bacheler (John), fishmonger.—To Dyonisia his wife tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherche near the Tower of London, and in Rederesgate in the parish of S. Margaret in Bruggestrete, so long as she remain a widow; remainder to John his son. Also to the said John in tail his shop at the corner of Bruggestrete upon Oystrehull in the parish of S. Magnus, remainder to pious uses; also ten marks sterling, and his second best cup of "mazere"; and similarly to Alice his daughter his tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas "atte Flehsshameles." To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 34 (9).
And because William de Notlegh and Robert de Lincoln declined to administer, administration was granted to the aforesaid Amicia, as appears in the Roll of Pleas (rotulo de interlocutor').
Taillour (Walter le) de Alegate.—To Roysia his wife and his three children the whole of his chamber with all his utensils. To Richard his son the reversion of a tenement held by Richard le Bakere for life, receiving yearly, immediately after the testator's death, a rent of half a mark, and weekly one "penitourte," (fn. 1) in respect of the said tenement. To Agnes his daughter a certain tenement for her marriage. Also to his said wife by way of dower for life his houses used for brewing. To London Bridge fourpence. No date.
Roll 34 (12).
Cosyn (Johanna).—Her houses in the lane called "la Cosyneslane" to be sold, and out of the proceeds her executors to consider Lucy, wife of John atte Selde, and Joyce Cosin and others for their services. No date.
Roll 34 (13).
Paumer (Edith, late wife of Robert le).—To Edith, daughter of Hamo le Paumer, her capital messuage with moiety of a well in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate in tail; remainder to Nicholas, brother of the said Edith. To Johanna, daughter of Hamo le Paumer, a tenement in le Baly in the said parish; remainder to William her brother. To Laurence, son of Nicholas le Lung, and to Dyonisia, Edith, and Johanna, daughters of the same, rents in the same parish with cross remainders. Also to the aforesaid Edith, daughter of Hamo le Paumer, all her brewing utensils, her best ewer and basin, all her tables with trestles and
other utensils belonging to her hall; also her large caldron with great tripod and another smaller caldron, her large brass pot and two brass pans; also her best girdle of green silk and best small gold buckle (firmaculum), her best bed, one silver-gilt cup with stand, and best cup de mucro (fn. 2) with silver stand two gold rings, and thirteen silver spoons marked with a star; one mattress (culcitram) of silk with cloth of Venice in the middle, and her best chest. Also to the said Johanna, daughter of Hamo le Paumer, her second best girdle and two gold buckles; her second best silver cup with stand, and a cup de mucro with stand gilt within and without; two brass pots, one large and the other small; her second best brass pan, twelve silver spoons, and two gold rings. To London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 34 (14).
Guldeford (William de), clerk.—To the fabric of the church of S. Laurence de Candelwykstrete, to wit, for repairing the north part of the same, all the rent of his house for a term of six years after his decease; after which time the said house is to remain to Silvester, son of Ralph de Cestre, his nephew, in tail; remainder to his poor relatives (parentibus meis) and the relatives of the said Silvester. No date.
Whereupon came Bartholomew de Braghing and Emma his wife and put their claim.
Whereupon came John Lambyn of Colecestre and put his claim, and challenged a term of years in a shop left to the aforesaid Peter and William.
Reylegh (Walter de), cordwainer.—To Agatha his wife shops and rents in the parishes of S. Mary de Colcherche, S. Stephen
upon Walebrok, and S. Mildred in the Poultry for life; remainders over to Isabella his daughter for her marriage, and to Simon his son, if they survive; otherwise the same to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry and for pious uses. No date.
Roll 34 (30).
Ockam (Nicholas de), clerk, Rector of "Jerdele Hastinges." (fn. 3)—To John his son, "filio Fiuiane" all his houses and rents in the City of London. No date.
Roll 34 (31).
Wrytele (John de), carpenter.—Bequest to the church of S. Benedict Fyng' of rents in Fynghis Lane (fn. 4) and in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less for maintenance of torches, &c. To Alice his wife tenements in the parishes of S. Bartholomew and S. Benedict aforesaid for life; remainder to Ralph and John his sons. No date.
Roll 34 (32).
Paumer (Sibil, late wife of Roger le).—To Juliana and Cristina, daughters of Roger de Coulinges, rents in Bredstrete. Also to the said Roger de Coulinges and Dyonisia his wife her granary at Henle. Her mansion house and shops in Bredstrete to be sold to the said Roger and Dyonisia, who was niece of the testatrix and had served her husband faithfully when alive, for one hundred marks sterling, payable within two years of her decease. To London Bridge one mark. No date.
Roll 34 (44).
Bosenho (Peter de), skinner.—To Peter his son by Cristina de Brawynge his tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Bothawe in Kandelwykstrete; remainder to Roger his son, Matilda and Margery his daughters, in successive tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said children other tenements in the parishes of S. Stephen upon Walebrok and S. Benedict de Gaschirche. For the repair of London Bridge one hundred shillings. No date.
And note that Gilbert Cros, fishmonger, and Sir John de Bartone Rector of Mixebiry, (fn. 5) were named executors in the said testament, and did not come to the probate of the same.
Passemer (John).—His house in the parish of S. Dunstan West to be sold, and a portion of the proceeds to be entrusted to his uncle to the use of Johanna his daughter until she come to full age. William Passemer to be preferred as purchaser at its true value. No date.
Roll 34 (47).
Lyntone (Nicholas de), of the parish of S. Katherine near Alegate.—Rents in the parish of S. Mary de Bothawe and in the lane of S. Nicholas "atte Flehsschameles" to be sold for payment of his debts. To Johanna his sister rents in the parish of S. Matthew in Westchep for life; remainder to a chantry in the church of S. Mary Wolnoth. To Agnes his wife certain rents in the parishes of S. Mary Wolnoth and S. Anne near Aldrichesgate for life; remainders to Roger de Romesay (sic), clerk, and Robert de Frowyk. No date.
Whereupon came Roger de Ramesseye (sic) and challenged the said testament respecting a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth, which the testator had no right to devise, inasmuch as Geoffrey de Frowyk gave the same in frank-marriage to Robert, son of John [Ramesseye], and to Margaret his wife, daughter of the said Geoffrey, and their heirs lawfully begotten, wherefrom was sprung Clemence, and from Clemence Isabella, and from Isabella the aforesaid Roger, the present claimant. And the aforesaid Margaret took another husband, Robert de Lyntone, who begat the aforesaid Nicholas, who now devises, and thus unjustly, &c. Similarly John de Appethorne and Johanna his wife, daughter of Margaret de Lyntone, challenged the same, and said that the testator could not devise the said tenement, because it was the marriage portion of the aforesaid Margaret his mother, and that the testator after his mother's death in that form held it, and she [the said Johanna] now succeeded as sister and is in possession, &c.
Fingrie (Robert de).—To Avice his wife a shop in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhulle for life; remainder to Simon his son, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Michael. No date.
Whereupon came the aforesaid Simon and challenged the testament, for the said Robert had no right to devise the said tenement, inasmuch as the said Robert and a certain Juliana his wife, mother of the said Simon, had jointly acquired the same to them and their heirs, and he was heir of their bodies; in testimony whereof he produced a certain deed.
Armeniers (John de).—Sixty marks sterling for the maintenance of a chantry at the altar of S. Nicholas in the church of All Hallows upon the Cellar for the good of his soul, the souls of Idonia his late wife and others. If interment be denied him there, he desires to be buried in the church of S. Mary de Suthwerk, and the above sixty marks are to go to the Prior and Convent of the said church for similar uses. To Johanna his wife by way of dower various cups of silver and mazer (de murro), (fn. 6) among them being a standing cup with three lions and two silver cups made in the form of a nut, and all the utensils of his shop near Sopereslane. Also to his said wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar. To Robert his son a shop underneath the said church of All Hallows; and to Stephen his son the reversion of a tenement in the same parish. Also to the said Robert one hundred marks sterling; a set of three silver cups of Flemish manufacture, each bearing four lions upon a shield; also his term in a messuage at "Wodeham fereres" in co. Essex. To Richard his son various silver cups and a tenement in the said parish of All Hallows; and to Idonia his daughter various cups and a large caldron which used to stand in a furnace (in uno furnesio) in his house. To the fabric of London Bridge forty shillings. No date.
Roll 34 (65).
Bradewelle (William de), mason.—To Petronilla his wife his capital house in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhulle, together with her entire chamber, (fn. 7) for life; remainders to Adam his son and to Agnes his daughter in successive tail. Also to the said
Agnes his house in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate in tail; remainder to the said Adam; remainder to pious uses. Dated Monday the Vigil of H. Innocents, 34 Edward I., A.D. 1305.
Roll 34 (66).
Hardel (Ralph, son of Ralph).—To Juliana his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry for life. To William his son the reversion of certain rents after the death of his said wife, and to John his son the reversion of the residue of all his tenements in the said parish in tail; remainder to Thephania his daughter. No date.
Roll 34 (67).
Treyhere (Robert le).—To Johanna his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle for life; remainder to Thomas and Richard his sons; also his capital messuage and wharf called "le Holirodewarf" for life; remainder to Robert his son, subject to certain rent charges due to Adam and John his sons. To Cecilia his daughter land and houses in the above parish in discharge of twenty marks left to her by Johanna his daughter, wife of Nicholas de Mari. No date.
Roll 34 (75).
Rosamound (John).—To John his son the old hall which belonged to his father, with shops in Belleyettereslane. (fn. 8) To Felicia his daughter his new hall. To Alice de Sutton, his servant, certain small houses (domunculas) situate near his new hall. No date.
Roll 34 (76).
Faveresham (Emma, late wife of William de).—To Custance, wife of John Vigrus, (fn. 9) her daughter, houses in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate abutting upon the high street called "Holebournestrete," charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Sepulchre. No date.
Roll 34 (82).
Colecestre (Gilbert de).—To Amy his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Benedict de Grascherche for life; remainder to John, son of John Laurence, and to Matilda, wife of the same. No date.
Roll 34 (98).
Bernard (Stephen), dyer.—To Walter Miles, fishmonger, and Agnes, wife of the same, his daughter, shops near the Thames, in a lane at one end of Lambardeshill towards le Fihswarf, for their lives; remainder to pious uses. To Isabella his wife for life his capital messuage, excepting the above shops. Two shops in Sholane to be sold for maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mary de Somersete. To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Whereupon came the aforesaid Isabella and allowed the legacy aforesaid, and adhered to her own share.
Shaftesbiry (William de).—To Katherine his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower for life; remainder to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Dunstan. To London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 34 (101).
Ediman (Avice, relict of William).—To Auditha her daughter a tenement near Loueronelane. All her other houses and rents in the parish of S. Andrew de Holeburne to remain in the hands of her executors for the purpose of maintaining a chantry in the said church of S. Andrew for the souls of the testatrix, her husband, Thomas her son, and others. No date.
Whereupon came John le Galocher and Cristina his wife, and challenged the said testament, and said that the testatrix had no right to devise the above tenement, because it belonged to the said Cristina.
Beauflour (Geoffrey).—To Cristina his wife for dower and for the maintenance of the child with which she says that she is enceinte a moiety of all his goods after fulfilment of his testament, together
with her chamber. (fn. 10) Also to his said wife and child his tenement in the parish of S. Edmund de Grascherche for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Martin in the Vintry. To the work of London Bridge one mark. No date.
Roll 34 (109).
Mimmes (William, son of Thomas de), coffrer.—To Beatrice his wife all his houses and rents in the parish of S. Mildred upon Walebroke for life, with remainder to his children in equal portions. No date.
Roll 34 (111).
Chaundeler (John le) de Bisshopesgate.—To Katherine his daughter his tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldhabbeye in tail; remainder to Simon his brother. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 34 (113).