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 2 EDWARD II.
Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Litteltone (John de), clerk, son of Richard de Litteltone and of Isabella his wife.—His body to be buried where God shall ordain. To the said Richard his father for life a tenement in the lane of S. Bartholomew the Less near to the church; remainder to Roger and Robert his brothers. Dated Thursday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin, A.D. 1300.
Roll 37 (6).
Dakenhale (William de), of the parish of S. Benedict de Grascherche.—To Juliana his wife his house with brewery and shops in the said parish for life; remainder to his next heirs. Also two shops in the same parish for a term of eight years for payment of his debts; remainder to William and Simon his sons and the heirs of their bodies; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Matilda and Juliana his wives and others. No date.
Roll 37 (7).
Gloucestre (William de), saddler.—His tenement in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast to remain in the hands of his executors for a term of twelve years for payment of his debts, and then to go to Richard his brother. No date.
Roll 37 (8).
"De Aysshe" (Fina, called).—To Cristina her sister and to Fina, daughter of the same, her shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newegate for twenty marks sterling, to be devoted to the maintenance of four chantries. No date.
Roll 37 (9).
Borham (Geoffrey de), burser. (fn. 1) —To Cristiana his wife and Juliana his daughter respectively a moiety of his tenement in the parish of S. Stephen de Colemanestrete; remainders over to his said daughter, and to William and Adam, sons of Aleisia his sister, wife of John Duk, charged with certain payments to the children of Aleisia, another sister of the testator, wife of Thomas de Bradefeld. A chantry in the said church of S. Stephen to be maintained for a term of five years from his
decease for the good of his soul and the souls of Matilda his former wife and of Osmund and Deonisia his parents and others. Also to the said Juliana his daughter divers chattels, including counterpanes, feather beds, sheets, a large brass pot holding seven gallons and a brass pot of one gallon, table-cloths, towels, &c. To the work of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 37 (10).
Norman (Geoffrey), goldsmith.—To Robert de Pipeherst, goldbeater, ten shillings quitrent in the parish of S. Mary de Abbecherche, formerly bequeathed to the testator by Hamo his late brother. No date.
Roll 37 (21).
Monday the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.].
Hodere (Henry le).—To Agnes his wife the residue of all his goods after payment of his debts and fulfilment of his testament; also his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate for life; remainder to Simon his son, charged with maintaining weekly two masses in the said parish church. To John his son a certain house; and to Mabel his daughter a bequest for clothing. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 37 (31).
Christchurch (Mark de), clothworker.—His house in the parish of S. Mary le Bow to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of six chaplains, to wit, two to celebrate in the church of S. John Zakarie, two in the church of S. Mary le Bow, and two in the church of S. Michael de Cornhulle, for the space of two years from his decease, for the good of his soul and the souls of Stephen de Cornhulle and others. To London Bridge six shillings and eightpence. No date.
Roll 37 (32).
Pongeor Punge (Alexander).—To William his son his house in the parish of S. Athelburga. Another house to be sold by his executors, and Matilda his daughter to have six marks of the proceeds, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Alice his wife and others. No date.
Roll 37 (33).
Atte Vine (William) de Bekles.—To Isabella his wife by
way of dower all his tenements in the parish of S. Margaret de Patyns for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. After her decease the same to be sold, and six marks annual rent to be devoted to a similar object for the good of his soul and the souls of Isabella his wife and all the faithful departed, whose debtor he was as God knew; and five shillings for maintenance of torches. To the work of London Bridge one mark. No date.
Roll 37 (34).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Edmund, King [20 Nov.].
"Le Flemyng" (John, called), carpenter.—To Alice, daughter of Henry de Edrop in Oxon, the reversion of his tenement in Temestret, parish of S. Michael, after the decease of Alice his wife. To Lucy, wife of Henry de Edrop, sister of the testator, a similar reversion of his tenement in Old Fishstrete, charged with an annual payment of six shillings and eightpence to the poor for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 37 (36).
Thele (Henry de), skinner.—His tenement upon Walebrok to be sold, after the decease of Matilda his wife, for pious uses. To John his servant, and adopted son (fn. 2) of Matthew le Fraunceys, hosier, rent of a tenement at Grascherche in the parish of S. Benedict. No date.
Whereupon came Matilda, wife of the testator, and asked probate of the said testament, and everything in the same she allowed and confirmed.
Roll 37 (37).
Nettlestede (William de), skinner.—To the child with which Ida his wife is enceintecertain rents. His two shops in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrok to be sold, and the proceeds to be divided equally between his said wife and child, and also Thomas and Roger his sons. No date.
Roll 37 (38).
"Le Kyng" (fn. 3) (William, called).—To John his son a tenement in the parish of S. Stephen de Colemanstrate, subject to certain charges for pious uses, and excepting seven small houses (mansiunculas) and a solar, which he leaves to Matilda his daughter,
subject to similar charges. If, however, the said John is in a position to advance his said sister in marriage up to the full value of her legacy, he may take the whole tenement. Other devises to Alice and Johanna his daughters, John his son, and to Marsilia, sister to Matilda his late wife, of tenements and rents in the parish of S. Michael de Bassieshaghe. Bequest to the fabric of the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry of a certain rent issuing from houses which belonged to Slymina, late wife of Fictavin le Fort, a Jew, in Cattestrete. (fn. 4) No date.
Roll 37 (40).
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Herlawe (John de), butcher.—To Juliana his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, extending up to the garden of the Dean of S. Paul's towards the west, for life; remainder to pious uses. If she should wish to sell the same, one moiety of the proceeds is to go to her, the other to be devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 37 (58).
Longe (Nicholas le).—To Laurence his son his dwelling-house in Fletestrate without Ludgate, with shops and divers household goods appertaining thereto, also his brewery with utensils, &c. To Edith his daughter, wife of John de Paris, to Johanna and Dionisia his daughters, and to Laurence and Richard his sons houses and shops in le Baillyand elsewhere. No date.
Roll 37 (59).
Suffolk (Edmund de).—To Gunnora his wife his house for life, charged with maintaining a fair wax taper before the Blessed Virgin in the church aforesaid (sic); remainder to John called "le Little." To Matilda his sister the reversion of a shop adjoining the same, after the decease of his said wife, for life, with similar remainder. In aid of the Holy Land ten shillings. No date.
Roll 37 (60).
Halgeford (John de), goldsmith.—To Isabella his wife his tenement in the parish of H. Trinity the Less for life; remainder to his children. To the Abbey of Westminster forty pence. Dated Tuesday next after Passion Sunday, A.D. 1308.
Roll 37 (61).
Hereward (John).—to Agnes his wife his capital house in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, between the tenement of the Abbot of Vaudey (fn. 5) and the lane called "Wandayeneslane," (fn. 6) for life; remainder to pious uses. Also his term in houses held by demise of the said abbot, and also in lands and houses at Cherringge. (fn. 7) To William Pente and Alice, wife of the same, his daughter, shops in Wandayeneslane To Katherine lus daughter shops in Secollane and Lymbarnereslane. (fn. 8) No date.
Roll 37 (62).
Cotiller (Eustace le).—To Peter his son houses in the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgor for life; remainder to Alice his wife for life; remainder to pious uses for the good of the souls of the said Alice and Peter and of Emma his late wife. No date.
Roll 37 (63).
Enefeud (John de), goldbeater—To John, son of Robert de Grloucestre, goldsmith, his adopted son, certain rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. His houses in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament. To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Whereupon came Roger, son of Elyas de Wycoumbe, and challenged the said testament, and said that the testator had devised a certain tenement to be sold which belonged to the said Roger by inheritance.
Roll 37 (64).
Essex (Osbert de), tanner.—To the fabric of the church of S. Griles without Crepelgate twelvepence, charged on his house situate in the same parish. To Matilda his wife all his houses for life; remainder to his children. To the work of London Bridge sixpence. Dated the morrow of the Nativity of B. V. Mary, A.D. 1305.
Roll 37 (65).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Mulgar (Adam), tailor.—To Sibil his daughter his houses at Smethefeld, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul and the soul of Mary his wife for the space of
eight years after his decease. Also houses in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe, charged with a payment of five marks annually towards a chantry in the said church. No date.
Roll 37 (87).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].
Pyrot (Ralph), Knt.—To Reginald his son his lands and tenements in the vill of London in Holebourne Street. No date.
Roll 37 (91).
Benere (Robert le), fishmonger.—His tenement in the parish of S. Botolph towards Billingesgate to be sold for twenty pounds of silver to William Sorweles before all others. No date.
Roll 37 (92).0
Mineter (Ralph le), of the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower of London.—His tenement in the said parish to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to Marion his wife and the other towards fulfilling his testament for the benefit of his soul. Also to his said wife half a mark annual quitrent of a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche. No date.
And because the use and custom of the City did not permit a testator to leave to his wife a tenement in fee, the said Marion came and renounced the fee of the half mark aforesaid, and asked that she might hold the same for life, which was granted to her, &c.
Roll 37 (93).
Brus (Richard le), tanner.—To John and Thomas his sons and to Matilda his daughter his tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. A taper of four pounds of wax to be maintained before the Blessed Virgin in the said church by the holder of the tenement for the time being. No date.
Roll 37 (94).
Gubbe (Walter).—To Richard his son, John de Bandon his son, John called "Petit" his son, and Mathew his son, houses and shops in Thames Street and S. Michael's Lane in the parish of S. Michael. To Agnes his wife a house in the said parish of S. Michael in Thames Street for life. To the work of London Bridge forty pence. No date.
Roll 37 (95).
Fulberti (Burgesius), of Florence.—To William Fulberti called "Parsone," Simon Fulberti, and Cambin Fulberti, his nephews, the tenement which he had by demise of John Nute Fulberti, (fn. 9) his nephew, in the parish of All Hallows de Gaschirche, saving the rights of Mary, late wife of Nute Fulberti, and of Johanna, late wife of John Nute. Also to the same all his lands, rents, and tenements in the city and bishopric of Florence, the said William, Simon, and Cambin providing twenty marks for the marriage of Margaret his daughter. No date.
Roll 37 (96).
Dene(John de).—To Alditha his wife his house in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep for life; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary in the church of S. Andrew de Estchep. No date.
Roll 37 (97).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].
Bifold (John de).—To Alice his wife a tenement for life; remainder to Stephen and Robert his sons in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. Also to the said Robert and Stephen two other tenements in successive tail, with similar remainder. No date.
Whereupon came Robert Podifat, William Godale, and John le Pestour de Crepelgate before the Mayor, Aldermen, and the Chamberlain, and gave surety on behalf of the said Alice for the maintenance of the children of the testator and the houses to her so devised.
Roll 37 (112).
Brauncestre (Thomas de), junior, goldbeater.—To Alice his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrate for life; remainders over to Johanna his daughter and Alice his sister. Also to the said Johanna certain rents, with remainder to pious uses in the event of her dying under age. No date.
Roll 37 (113).
Stratford (John de), fishmonger.—To William his son shops in the parish of S. Nicholas in the Old Fish Market in tail; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church, preference being given to Andrew de Stratford as purchaser by twenty shillings. Also to the said
William certain rents in the street of the Old Fish Market, charged with the payment of ten marks for the maintenance of a chantry in the above church for the space of two years after his decease, for which the said William is to give security before he enters upon the said rents. To Sir Thomas, the rector of the said church of S. Nicholas, and his successors, twenty pence annual rent of a shop in the street of the Old Fish Market, to have his soul in remembrance. To the work of London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 37 (116).