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 35 EDWARD I.
Suffolk (Thomas de), skinner.—To Andrew de Staunford and Robert de Dudeford, skinners, tenement and shops at Horschobrigge and in the street of Walebrok, parish of S. John de Walebrok; also rents in the parishes of S. Botolph without Alegate, S. Botolph without Bissopesgate, and S. Michael de Basseshawe, charged with maintenance of two chantries in the said church of S. John
for the souls of himself, William his father, Goda his mother, and others. To the fabric of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (11).
Chigewelle (Richard de), fishmonger.—To the fabric of the chapel of S. Mary at the entrance of S. Paul's twenty shillings annual rent of his house in Eldefishstrete. To Johanna his wife and Robert his son all his tenements in London in equal shares, the said Johanna to retain but one third of the said tenements by way of dower in case of remarriage. For repair of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (12).
Pelham (William de), cordwainer.—To Johanna his daughter rent of a seld near Westchep, parish of S. Peter de Wodestrate. His tenement in the parish of S. Olave de Mugwellestrate in the street called "Selverstrate" to be sold to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 35 (13).
Frowyk (Reginald, son of Laurence de), clothworker.—To Richard Constantin, clothworker, an annual rent in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Chepe. To Sabine his wife all his houses and rents in the City of London and suburbs for life, and the reversion of certain tenements and rents held by Alan de Sutton, saddler, by form of gift of the testator, for a term of years in the parish of S. Michael le Quern; remainder to Roger and John his sons. No date.
Roll 35 (14).
Gurdelere (Walter le).—To Walter his son a certain house. To Agnes his wife his dwelling-house for life; remainder to Richard his son and Johanna his daughter and the survivor of them. No date.
Roll 35 (15).
Stanes (Richard de), goldsmith.—To Emma his wife shops in a lane called "Everardeswellestrate," parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, with fountain and garden adjoining, for life; remainder to John de Stanes his son; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Whereupon came John de Stanes, son of the aforesaid Richard and challenged the above testament, and said that the testator had no right to devise the above tenements, because they were hereditaments of Katherine, mother of the said John.
Chaundeler (Matthew le).—To Juliana his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Clement, and houses and land in Belleyetereslane, (fn. 1) for life by way of dower, charged with maintenance of a chantry for a term of seven years after his decease, and payment of one mark annually for a term of twelve years to Thomas his son; remainder to Elys his son and heir. Rents in Manchonlane (fn. 2) and his tenement in the parish of Berkinggechirche to be sold for charitable uses. No date.
Roll 35 (29).
St. Edmund (Fulk de).—Bequests for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Swythin for the souls of himself, Felicia and Johanna his wives, and others; and also for the fabric of the same church. To William his son for life rents of shops in the lane and parish of S. Swythin, also charged with maintaining a chantry. To Agnes his wife for life by way of dower divers rents in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelwykstrate. To James his son all his tenements in the City of London, charged with certain annuities to the above William and Agnes. To London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (32).
Blockele (fn. 3) (Walter de), chaplain.—To the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's certain rents in the parishes of S. Mary de la Hulle, S. Dunstan towards the Tower, S. Clement de Candelwykstrete, S. Nicholas Shambles, S. Martin in the Vintry, and S. Katherine de Cristchirche; also to the same houses and shops in the parish of S. John Zakarie for the maintenance of a chantry at the altar
of S. Silvester in the said church of S. Paul, where he was wont to celebrate. His house in Yvilane in the said parish of S. Nicholas to serve as a residence for the chaplain. The chantry to be given to no minor canon of the said church. No date.
Roll 35 (35).
Lauvare (Roger de), cordwainer.—Tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate to be sold for the maintenance of two chantries in the church of S. Sepulchre. To the work of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (48).
Oxon (Roger de).—To Isabella his wife his house in Bruggestrate for life; remainder to Thomas de Weston, subject to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge. To the fabric of London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 35 (49).
Thorneberge (Richard de), clerk.—His house to be sold, with the assent of Cristiana his wife, and she to have forty marks of the proceeds; the residue to be given to the poor. If not sold in her lifetime, the same to be sold after her decease, and the proceeds devoted to masses in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid (sic). To the fabric of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 35 (55).
Swyft (Hugh) de Estsmethefeld.—To Emma his wife a portion of his rents in Candelwykstrete for life; the residue to be divided equally among his four sons, who are also to have the reversion of his wife's portion. Also to the said Emma a plot of land with the building thereon (fn. 4) for life; remainder to Walter his son. No date.
Roll 35 (56).
Honilane (John de), skinner.—To Alice his wife houses near
Gaschirche and at Smethefeld, and shops and garden in Holeburne, so long as she remain a widow. If she should marry she is to have her due portion according to the custom of England, and his three sons, William, John, and Hugh, the residue. To Marion and Alice his daughters houses in Smethefeld and pecuniary legacies. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (62).
Fraunceys (Emma, late wife of Walter le).—To John her son her tenement and rents in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostrecherche in tail; remainder to Margaret and Matilda his daughters; remainder to pious uses. Richard de Clodeshale and the aforesaid Matilda, wife of the same, to have the custody of the said John and Margaret until they come of age. No date.
Roll 35 (63).
Bredstrete (Walter de).—To Margery his wife all his tenements and rents in the City of London and suburbs for life; remainder to Falk his son. To John, son of William his son, shops in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrate in Watlingstrate in tail; remainder to Hereman, brother of the said John. To Osbert le Cordewaner de Bredstrate a shop for life. Bequest of one hundred marks to four chaplains in the church of S. Giles without Crepelgate for a term of five years. No date.
Whereupon came William Vyel and challenged the said testament as to eight shops in the said parish of All Hallows.
Derteford (Margery, late wife of Walter de).—To Walter del Belhous and Olive, wife of the same, her tenement in the parish of S. Audoen, (fn. 5) London. No date.
Roll 35 (71).
Hundesdich (William de).—To Elisia his wife for life his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate, with
implements for brewing and tanning, so long as she remain continent and without a husband; should she, however, marry or become unchaste the same to go to Thomas his son. To Cristiana and Matilda his daughters, and the heirs of their respective bodies, the tenement which his father bought of Henry de Haccheham; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas; remainder to charitable uses. Also to the said Thomas (inter alia) his best mazer cup with stand, a cup of silver, a buckle and gold ring which belonged to the testator's father, and his best diker (fn. 6) of skins. To the work of London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 35 (72).
Pourte (Thomas).—To Johanna his daughter the tenement which he bought of John de Kelleweden. To Matilda his daughter the tenement which he bought of Joyce, son and heir of William de Canefeld. To Cristiana his wife the messuage which he bought of Thomas de Caponeshors, and the custody of his said daughter until marriage.
And forasmuch as the use and custom of the City of London do not permit of the testator devising to the heirs of his wife and her assigns, the said Cristiana came and renounced the fee, and claimed only a life interest in the above messuage. And it is allowed her, &c.
Also to the said Johanna his best mazer (mazerum); six silver spoons; two brass pots; one posnet; one brass dish of Dynaunt; one feather bed; two tapestries, with two sheets, &c. Also to Matilda his daughter one silver cup of Tholeus '; one mazer with silver stand; two small brass pots, with one small caldron; one basin and ewer; one feather bed, with one tapestry and two sheets. To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Whereupon came Sir William, chaplain, son of the testator, and challenged the testament, and said that the testator was non compos mentisat the time of making it.
Stanford (John de).—To Nicholas le Maderman and Avice, wife
of the same, his daughter, his tenement in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe, charged with providing food, clothing, and lodging for Elena his wife for life. Thomas his son to remain either with the said Nicholas as his apprentice, or to be placed with a trustworthy person to learn some trade, and for this purpose the testator leaves him forty shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (88).
Greneford (Henry de), the King's Sergeant.—To Roger le Ferrour certain rents, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of All Hallows de Grascherche for a term of five years after his decease, for the good of his soul and the souls of Emma his wife and others. No date.
Roll 35 (92).
Sackere (Richard le) de Staundone.—To Agnes his wife his house in Bredstrete for life for maintenance of Richard his son, who is to have the reversion of the same in tail; remainder to pious uses. To the work of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 35 (93).
Testament annulled for three causes: 1. Because the executors retained it without probate for four years without excuse; 2. Because there was an interlineation of the name of the testator at the commencement in a different hand from the testament itself; 3. Because there was an erasure in a suspicious place of a legacy of tenements, &c. Et celte consignatur, (fn. 7) &c.
Testament annulled because the testatrix was a feme covertat the time of making it as well as at the time of her decease, &c. Et celte consignatur, &c.