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 3 EDWARD I.
Monday next after the Feast of All Saints, viz. 4 Nov.
Ferbras (Walter).—To Felicia his wife his houses in the parish of S. Laurence next the Thames for life, so that she cause four trentals of masses to be celebrated in the said church; remainder to John his son if surviving; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 7 (1).
Gravele (Alice de).—Assignment to each of her daughters Katherine and Agatha of a house at the gate of the church of S. Giles without Crepelegate, with cross remainders. To John her firstborn and his heirs her capital dwelling-house. Her house at la More to be sold by her executors for payment of her debts. No date.
Roll 7 (2).
The Feast of S. Martin in Hyeme, viz. 11 Nov.
Jordan (Thomas).—Bequest for the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Nicholas Hakoun of two shillings rent of a house in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To Felicia his wife his house in the parish of Colemancherche, with which she had previously been endowed. To Albreda his daughter his dwelling-house (saving to his wife her free-bench), and one mark annual rent of a house next to the churchyard of S. Margaret in Breggestrate. To John, son of the said Albreda, five shillings and fourpence rent of the house of Stephen Aylwyne in Lothyngebire. To Roesia his daughter his house in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, and rents in the parishes of S. Andrew and S. Dionisius. No date.
Roll 7 (4).
Wyteby (John de).—To Thomas his son, who is across the sea, his messuage in the parish of S. Margaret de Patins if he should return within three years from A.D. 1272; otherwise the same to be sold and the proceeds given for the good of his soul, as in his testament is contained. No date.
Roll 7 (6).
Basinges (Peter de).—To Roesia his sister his house in the parish of S. Mildred in Brodstred, (fn. 1) and to Johanna his sister his house in the parish of Alyermarie (fn. 2) in Basinglane. To John his brother shops and rents in the vill of Coventre; and to William his brother eight shillings annual rent in the town of S. Botolph, (fn. 3) which used to be paid by Simon de Beverley. No date.
Roll 7 (7).
Monday in the Octave of S. Martin, viz. 18 Nov.
Garscherche (Martin de).—To Thomas his eldest son a
capital messuage in the parish of S. Botulph de Billingesgate and various rents, charged with payments (inter alia) to the canons of S. Mary de Suwerk and the monks of Bermundeseye, and also with providing masses for the souls of the testator, Cristiana his mother, and others. To Alexander his son a tenement and wharf in the same parish; and to Nicholas his son the tenement which the testator purchased of Laurence de Waterwaghtere in the parish of S. Mary de la Hull, and four shops in the parish of Berkinkecherche, (fn. 4) under similar conditions of providing masses. To Robert his son rents in the above parish of S. Botolph, and also in the parishes of All Hallows de Garscherche and S. Michael de Bassieshagh. To Peter le Houdere and Isabella, wife of the same, his capital messuage and shops. His tenements in the parishes of S. Peter de Cornhull and S. Martin de Oteswich to be sold for payment of his debts. To John de Canterbury and "G.," wife of the same, quitrent in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe. No date.
Roll 7 (20).
Bonaventura (Richard).—Bequest for the maintenance of fabric and ornaments of the church of S. Agnes. To Hawisia his wife his mansion and close in the parish of S. Agnes, so that she provide a chantry in the said church. To Richard his son his tenement in Westchepe, parish of S. Vedast. To Johanna his daughter his rent at the Red Cross. Also to John his son rents in Godronelane, parish of S. Vedast; and to Juliana his illegitimate daughter rents in the lane of Crepelgate. A house in Hoggenelane, (fn. 5) held on mortgage, to be sold for payment of debts. No date.
Roll 7 (21).
[N.B.—The membranes of Roll 7 containing the foregoing wills, as also in other cases, are out of their chronological order.—Editor.]
Monday the Morrow of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, viz. 21 Jan.
Graham (William de), "Armerir."—His houses and tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre to be sold for charitable uses. No date.
Roll 7 (24).
Cornour (Walter le).—To William le Cornour, his servant, house and shops in the parish of S. Magnus. No date.
Roll 7 (26).
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Sperleng (Emma).—To Cristiana her daughter all her houses in the parishes of S. Leonard and S. Margaret de Breggestrete. No date.
Roll 7 (27).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. Scolastica [10 Feb.].
Saltere (Cecilia la).—To Henry, son of Richard de Hakene and of Margery his wife, and his heirs, her house in Distavelane; remainder to Robert Bolkinge, spicer. No date.
Roll 7 (33).
Thedmar (Arnold).—To Stephen Eswy, his kinsman, shops in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, rendering annually to the monks of Bermundeseye three shillings, and to his aforesaid (sic) wife for life twenty shillings for one fifth part of her dower. Also to Agnes (fn. 6) his wife divers lands, tenements, and rents for life, by way of dower and free-bench, so long as she shall remain unmarried; remainder to the aforesaid Stephen. No date.
Roll 7 (35).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Godard (Alan).—To William his son and Matilda and Mary his daughters two marks annual quitrent of his tenement in Chepe; and to Juliana his wife certain rents and the custody of his three children. No date.
Roll 7 (38).
Honylane (John de).—To Cristiana his wife his houses upon Cornhull at the corner of Fynkeslane (fn. 7) for life; remainder to his aforesaid (sic) daughters. To Cecilia his daughter houses in the parish of S. Botolph without Bissopesgate in tail; remainder to Johanna and Isabella her sisters. No date.
Roll 7 (39).
Hayleghee (fn. 8) (John de).—To the fabric of the church of S. Giles without Cripelgate twelve pence quitrent. To Johanna his
wife his house at the Stone Cross for life; remainder for the good of their souls. The rent of the Red Cross near the said house and other rents to be similarly disposed of for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 7 (40).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, viz. 13 May.
St. Maxentius (Philip de), clerk.—His houses in the parish of S. Peter the Less to be sold, and a chantry founded therewith in the church of S. Peter, Westminster, for the good of the souls of King Henry III., late king of England, and of Odo Russel and Aleisia his wife, the parents of the testator. No date.
Roll 7 (42).
Heileghe (Johanna, relict of John de).—To the fabric of the church of S. Giles without Cripplegate the house which she and her husband bought of Henry le Paumer in Redecrochestrete, in return for permission to be buried within the said church. No date.
Roll 7 (45).
Basinges (Thomas de). —For maintenance of the chapel of S. Mary de Aldermannebury one mark rent of a tenement in Smethefeud; for lamp and chantry in the same, rents in Godronelane in the Chepe of London (fn. 9) and in the Cordwainery (fn. 10) in Chepe. To Margery his wife his capital messuage in the said parish of S. Mary, together with the advowson to the church of S. Michael de Bassieshaghe for life; remainder to Richard his brother. Also to his said wife by way of dower certain rents in Chepe, Popcurtleslane, in the Cordwainery near Godronelane, at Berkingecherche, and elsewhere; remainder as to one moiety of the said rents to Richard Eswy, his brother. To William de Dunolmia, Richard de Wilehale, William de Baseville, and Ralph de Pelham, chaplain, rents in Kandelwickstrete, in Holeborne, and elsewhere. Also to Eva his niece sixteen shillings rent of a tenement in the parish of Berkingecherche. Other lands and houses in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermannebury, in Smythefeud, and in Pupekertillane and elsewhere to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Whereupon came some on behalf of Henry Walens' and William de Haddestok and their sons, next heirs of the testator, as they alleged, and put their claim upon the admission to probate of the aforesaid testament, on the ground that the testator had assigned to his wife a lay fee to her and her heirs, which, according to the law and custom of the City, he could not do. Probate accordingly was admitted so far as was consistent with the law and custom of the City.
Roll 7 (48).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].
Amyas (Martin de).—To the monks of Stratford the reversion of his houses in the parish of S. Mary de Welnoth after the decease of himself and Agnes his wife. No date.
Roll 7 (53).
Horsete (Elena, late wife of William de).—To William and— (fn. 11) her sons forty shillings annual rent in Kandelwicstrete. No date.
Roll 7 (54).
Fauconer (Roger le), son of Richard le Fauconer.—To Johanna his wife shops in the parish of S. Mildred for life; remainder to Isabella his daughter; remainder, in default of heirs, for pious uses within the diocese of London for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 7 (56).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Luke [18 Oct.].
Hardel (Roger).—To the church of S. Martin in the Vintry six marks annual rent of a tenement in the parish of the same church for maintaining a chantry. To Isabella his sister all his rent of Winchester seld, with shops, &c. No date.
Roll 7 (64).
Minour (John le).—To Geoffrey Frosh, fishmonger, and Egidia his wife in tail, two marks quitrent of a shop tenanted by John de Blakethorn, goldsmith, in Westchep, parish of S. Vedast, subject to certain payments to William Fitz-Roger and the Prior of Donemowe. To Hugh de Biflete, cordwainer, and Isabella, wife of the same, daughter of the testator, divers rents (interalia) of the house of Hugh Moton in Corneserestrate, (fn. 12) parish of Eldemariecherche, and in the parishes of All Hallows de Bredestrate and S. Mildred the Virgin de Bredestrate; in Kyroneslane, parish of S. James near the Vintry; and in the parishes of S. Mary
de Muntenhaut and S. Anne de Aldredesgate near the church of S. John Zacari. To John their son quitrents in the parish of the church of Staningelane; remainder to the said Hugh and Isabella if the said John should die before coming of age. Also to the said Hugh and Isabella his garden in the parish of the church of Alderesmannebury and of the church of S. Michael de Bassieshaghe. No date.
Roll 7 (65).
Wynton (John de).—To Johanna and Laura his sisters rents in the parish of S. Dunstan and elsewhere. To Isabella his daughter rents in Candelwikestrate. And to Nicholas, son of Ralph Faber, (fn. 13) rents in Tamisestrete, parish of All Hallows upon the Cellars. (fn. 14) No date.
Roll 7 (66).
Long (John le), "Frueter." (fn. 15) To William his son his house next to the church of All Hallows, with brewhouse and utensils; and to Peter his son his mansion house. Margery his wife to have the custody of his said sons and their property until she remarry. The estate of either son deceased to accrue to the survivor; but if either die within five years his portion to go towards maintaining a chantry for one year. No date.
Roll 7 (67).
Rokingeham (Hugh de).—To Cristina his wife his capital house in the parish of S. Matthew de Frideestrete for life or until remarriage; remainder to Richard his son. His house in the parish and lane of S. Nicholas Shambles to be sold for payment of his debts; residue to his said wife for the maintenance of herself and children. If not sufficient to pay his debts, other rents to be sold in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane. To Elena and Margery his daughters certain rents. To Richard, William, Henry, and John his sons shops in Bordhaghe in parish of S. Mary de Colcherche, subject to an annuity to Anabla, the testator's mother. To Cristina his wife for life and to Agnes his daughter a tavern, house, and rents in the same parish. To Walter le Waleys and Hawisia, wife of the same, a cellar held on lease in the parish of S. Matthew de
Frideestrete. And to Matthew le Chaundeler and Agnes, wife of the same, his term in a house in the parish of S. Clement. No date.
Roll 7 (69).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke [18 Oct.].
Exemuwe (Richard de).—To Alice his wife his capital house in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower for life, subject to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; remainder to Richard his son. No date.
Roll 7 (73).
Odo Faber. (fn. 16) To Arnold his son houses near Bokerelesbury, parish of S. Stephen. To the Prioress and nuns of Haliwelle rents in the said parish and also in the parish of S. Benedict Sorhogg, so that the said prioress clothe and maintain Peter his son as becomes one of the brethren of that house. Also to the same six shillings annual rent in the parish of S. Mary de Wolcherche to the use of Matilda de la Cornere, his daughter, a nun of the same house. No date.
Roll 7 (75).
Wylehale (Johanna de).—Four marks annual rent in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete to be sold immediately after her death to fulfil her testament. No date.
Roll 7 (76).