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 II.
Monday in the Quinzaine (fn. 1) of S. Michael [29 Sept.].
Shenche (Martin).—To Claricia his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry for life; remainder to John his son. To Roland his son his tenement in Wodestrete, with a plot of land without Aldresgate. To Cristiana and Idonia his daughters forty pounds apiece; the same to remain in the hands of their mother for their maintenance, who is to find security before the Mayor and Aldermen of the City to answer for the same. No date.
Long (John le), carter.—His tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Allegatestrate to be sold towards payment of his debts. To Laurencia and Agnes his daughters ten pounds apiece. His whole term del Lompettes to be sold by his executors. To London Bridge twelvepence. Thomas Lemman to have the custody of his said daughters and their money until they come of age. No date.
Subsequently the custody of the said children with their money was delivered to the said Thomas, as is contained in the red paper (rubeo papero), &c., and they received the aforesaid money, &c.
Roll 38 (12).
Woderoue (John).—To Matilda his wife his tenement in the parish of S. John de Walebrok for life; remainder to John, Thomas, and Henry his sons. To Margery his daughter a stable and solar for life, paying to the rector of the said parish church for the time being thirteenpence by the year for Bervices for his soul during her life; remainder to his aforesaid eons. No date.
Roll 38 (13).
Wymplere (Alice la).—To Geoffrey le Brochere and Alice his wife the reversion of shops in Sopereslane for life. To Avice her daughter rents, &c., in the same lane for life, charged with the reasonable maintenance of William Gratefige and Johanna his wife; remainder to the said William and Johanna. No date.
Whereupon came William, son of Robert Gratefig, and challenged the said testament, &c.; and afterwards the aforesaid William, being examined as to his objection, said that he had nothing to say against it except that he was unwilling to be in the custody of the executors, &c. It was therefore decided that, notwithstanding the objection of the said William, execution of the said testament should be done, &c.
Roll 38 (14).
Ragoun (Walter).—To Agnes his wife for life his tenement and rents in the parish of S. Margaret de Bruggestrate, so that the said Agnes maintain Salomon his son according to her ability; remainder to the said Salomon and to Johanna his daughter in successive tail; remainder to the poor in London. No date.
Roll 38 (15).
Virly (John).—To Juliana his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne for life; remainder to Thomas (or Geoffrey) his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 38 (16).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Beaufo (Roger de), Knt.—To Thomas de Beaufou de Hertewelle, his son, and to Roger, brother of the said Thomas, his houses in London. No date.
Roll 38 (28).
Scot (Bartholomew), of the parish of S. Christopher, London.—To Matilda his wife his brewhouse and rents of tenement without Bisshopesgate for life; remainder to pious uses. To Geoffrey de Bordesle a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. To the work of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 38 (29).
Monday next before Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Hengham (Hugh de), clerk.—To Matilda his kinswoman his house in Candelwikstrate. To Juliana de Knapton and Robert her son fifty marks. No date.
Roll 38 (67).
Bredestrete (Thomas de).—To the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's, for the maintenance of a chantry for the benefit of Godfrey de St. Dunstan, late minor canon of the said church, divers annual quitrents in Bredestret, parish of All Hallows, and in the parishes of S. Nicholas Shambles and S. Brigid near Flete Bridge; also, for a pittance on the day of the obit of the said Godfrey, rents in Flete Street in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate. To the work of London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 38 (68).
Perer (John le), residing in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate.—His house in the said parish to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 38 (69).
Gofaire (Elias).—Rents in the parish of S. Swithun in Candeluikstrate to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 38 (70).
Crokesle (Robert de).—To Isabella his wife his shop in Bredestrete, parish of All Hallows, for life; remainder to Matilda his daughter, and in default of heirs to Sibil his daughter; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 38 (74).
Bavent (Allesia, wife of Adam de).—To Edmund her son her tenement in the City of London. No date.
Afterwards, on Friday next before the Feast of S. Katherine, anno 4 Edward II., it was agreed by the Mayor and certain Aldermen that the said testament should be delivered to the executors to carry out the last will of the said testatrix, and that the aforesaid Edmund should have execution, &c.
Roll 38 (75).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Ferrour (Roger le).—To Ralph, Richard, and Thomas his sons his tenement upon Cornhull in successive tail, without power of alienating the same so long as any of his kinsfolk are alive, and subject to the maintenance of a chantry for the benefit of Henry de Greneford and Emma, wife of the same, in the church of All Hallows de Grescherche, for the space of three years. Also to the said Ralph and Richard the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, after the decease of Emma his wife. To the said Emma all his movables and immovables at Kyngestone. To London Bridge two shillings. No date.
As to the devise to the said Ralph, Richard, and Thomas, the devise was accepted and administration granted up to the clause relating to non-alienation, because that condition would be contrary to all law, and also contrary to the custom of the City, because the testator said "so long as any of his kinsfolk are alive." Accordingly that clause is annulled by judgment of the Court, the whole of the remainder standing good according to the last will of the said testator.
Roll 38 (81).
Barbier (Richard le) de Bredestrete.—To Katherine his wife tenements and rents in Bredestrete, parish of All Hallows, at Queenhithe, and in Cordewanerstrete, parish of S. Mary le Bow, for life; remainder to pious uses. To Johanna his daughter and the heirs of her body shops in Candelwikstrate at Londonstone, and at the corner of Bredestrete, parish of All Hallows; and houses in Whitecrouchestrate without Creplegate, in the parish of S. Giles, Abbot; remainder to pious uses. To Thomas de Mangrave, his apprentice, in tail, a shop in Bredestrete, parish of All Hallows, with similar remainder. To the fabric of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 38 (82).
Sawyere (Richard le), of the parish of S. Mary de Abcherche.—To Alice his wife tenements in the said parish and in the parish of All Hallows de Colmancherche for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Mary; remainder to Ralph her son. To the fabric of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 38 (83).
Smyth (Cecilia, late wife of William le).—Bequest to the work of the church of S. Mary de Somersete. To Cristina her daughter her tenement in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. No date.
Roll 38 (85).
Hattere (John le) de Fletestrete.—To Emma his wife his tenement in Fletestrete in the parish of S. Martin for life; remainder to Gilbert his son in tail; remainder to Thomas his brother. No date.
Roll 38 (86).
Chandeler (Adam le).—To Johanna his wife for life his tenement in the parish of S. Pancras, and after her decease to next heirs. His tenements in le Portehawe in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche to be disposed of for the good of his soul and the soul of Helewisia his former wife. No date.
As to the above devise to the said Johanna, it was accepted, and administration allowed as far as the clause "and after her decease I will," &c., because that clause is uncertain and extra veram formata.
Roll 38 (87).
Maniman (Adam).—To Alexander and Ralph his sons shops opposite London Wall. To Alan his son a tenement opposite London Wall in tail; remainder to his aforesaid sons, charged with the maintenance of a wax taper of the value of two shillings in the church of S. Stephen aforesaid (sic). Also to the said Alexander his tenement in Colmanstrete for a term of three years; remainder to the aforesaid Alan in tail; remainder to pious uses. To London Bridge threepence. No date.
Roll 38 (88).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Brun (Isabella, late wife of Nicholas le, goldsmith).—To Giles her son rents in Fletestrate, so that the said rents remain in the hands of Thomas her brother for a term of ten years to the use of the said Giles. If the said Giles should die during that time the rents to remain to Isabella her daughter. No date.
Roll 38 (103).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Asshindon (Robert de), saddler.—To William his son a shop in Westchepe near the Conduit in the parish of S. Pancras, also a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate. His executors to have power to sell his tenement in the parish of S. Christopher aforesaid (sic). No date.
Roll 38 (106).
Dernigton (Adam de).—To Castanea his wife his tenement near Neugate for life; remainder to the maintenance of chantries in the church of Aldremaricherch; also an annual rent of the tenement of Ralph Sporoun for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 38 (107).
Braghyng or Brawhing (Simon de).—To Alice his wife his capital brewhouse opposite the church of S. Giles for life. To Thomas his son his tenement near Everardiswelle in the parish of S. Giles without Cripplegate. To London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 38 (108).
William, Rector of S. Michael de Bassieshawe.—Certain houses and land to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Michael, as also rents in Pentecoste Lane, parish of S. Nicholas Shambles. No date.
And note that John Dode (fn. 2) refused administration before the Official.
Roll 38 (110).
Wade (Adam).—Rents and certain shops called "Helle" in Fletestrete, and others in Hollebournestrate and at la Queneheth, together with two granaries in the vill of Henelee, to be sold for payment of debts and fulfilment of his testament. To Cristiana his wife his house at Garlekheth for life; remainder to pious uses; also his house called "Bonsieshous" at Garlekheth for life; remainder to Henry Monkoi, her brother; also rents of a house called "la Monetere house" for life; remainder to pious uses. To Adam de Bandone, his nephew, two granaries and two garrets at la Queneheth. His sister Avice to hold one of the said garrets, to wit "la Westerne Garite," for life. To the bridge of Henle his old stone house at the head of the bridge. To the work of London Bridge one mark. No date.
And note that Roger Hosebonde, (fn. 3) one of the executors, refused administration before the Official.
Roll 38 (111).
Marham (Thomas de), tanner.—To Beatrice his wife two shops in the parish of S. Giles without Creplegate in le Morstrate for life; remainder to John his son and Alice his daughter. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 38 (112).