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 6 EDWARD II.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].
Gildeford (Henry de).—All his houses and rents in the vill of London to be devoted to the maintenance of three chantries in the church of S. Paul. No date.
Proclamation made, and execution granted. Whereupon came Richard, son of Remond de Burdeux, and put his claim upon the said testament. And similarly Herman, son of Robert de Walebrok, put his claim; and also John le Mareschal de Gildeford, brother of the testator.
Roll 41 (1).
Picot (Nicholas), alderman.—Certain rents in the parishes of S. Peter de Cornhill and S. Martin de Oteswiche to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Peter for the benefit of himself, Alice his wife, and their children, and also of John Picot, his father, and Emma, wife of the said John, his mother; the residue of his rents in the said parishes to remain to Nicholas and John his sons. To Hugh de Waltham, clerk, and Juliana, wife of the same, his daughter, his capital mansion with easements in the aforesaid parishes for life. Also to his said sons in tail all his tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Michael de Cornehille and S. Mary de Wolcherchawe; remainder to Juliana his daughter. The said Nicholas and John are to study and attend school donec dictare et versificare sciant racionabiliter. No date.
The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed, &c. And execution is granted to the executors aforesaid.
Roll 41 (2).
Surigien (Gilbert le), of the parish of S. Antonin.—To Feliciahiswifehis tenement in the saidparish for life; remainder to John his son and Idonea his daughter and their heirs; remainder to charitable and pious uses. No date.
Proclamation made, and administration granted.
Roll 41 (3).
Brauncestre (Thomasde).—To the Prior and Convent of S. Bartholomewde West Smethefeudrentsinthe parish of S. Michael le Quern in Paternostrestrete for keeping his anniversary. No date.
Testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed. Execution granted, &c. To the work of London Bridge half a mark.
Agnes, the wife of the testator, allowed his tenements to he sold, saving to herself her dower of the same.
Roll 41 (5).
Burdeaux (Nicholas de).—To Peter de Haliwelle and Katherine his wife, daughter of the testator, a tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Creplegate. No date.
Testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed, &c. Execution granted.
Roll 41 (6).
Bechesworth (Alice de).—Certain rents in the parishes of S. Margaret upon Lotheburi and S. Botolph without Aldresgate to be devoted to pious uses in the said church of S. Margaret, for the space of two years after her decease, for the benefit of Richard de Bechesworth, her father, and of Edith her mother. To Juliana her daughter and to Walter her son in tail, with cross remainders, her brewhouse upon Lotheberi, and a tenement and rents in the aforesaid parishes; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 41 (17).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Coteler (Isabella, late wife of Salomon le), of the parish of S. Mildred the Virgin in the Poultry.—To John de Wanegrave and Cristiana his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less. No date.
Testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed. Execution granted.
Roll 41 (20).
Perceval (Thomas), merchant.—Bequest of an annual quitrent in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less to a chantry in the said parish church for a term of ten years. To Thomas, John, and Robert his sons, to Richard his son, called "Dekes," John his younger son, and Matilda his daughter, certain pecuniary legacies. His tenement in the said parish of S. Bartholomew to be sold for pious uses. To the work of the bridge ten shillings. No date.
Roll 41 (24).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.].
Tholosan (Michael de).—Certain rents in the Poultry, parish of S. Mildred, to be devoted to a chantry in the church of S. Leonard de Shorediche for a term of sixty years. To Juliana his wife rents in the same parish for life; remainder to pious uses. To Sabine his daughter his capital tenement upon Walebrok within the great gate in the parish of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe. To John and Robert his sons houses and shops in the same parish. To Johanna his daughter a tenement in Bredestret, parish of All Hallows. To Anketill his son a tenement in the parish of S. Michael atte Corne, and rents in the parish of S. Olave in Muggewellestrete. (fn. 1) To Reginald his son a seld in Westchepe; and to Michael his son also a seld. No date.
Proclamation made. Whereupon came Thomas de Mangrave, corder, and challenged the said testament, saying that he held the tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, devised as above to Johanna the daughter of the testator, for a term of years by demise of the testator; and asked that execution might not be granted to his prejudice. And the executors, who were then present, answered nothing to the said challenge.
Roll 41 (31).
Gaunter (Petronilla, late wife of Augustine le).—To Isabella her daughter shops in the parishes of S. Mary de Bothehawe and S. John de Walebrok; and to John her son a tenement in the former parish. To Robert her son ten marks sterling; and to Thomas, son of Dyamanda, forty shillings sterling for putting him to business, &c. No date.
Roll 41 (32).
Fitz Peter (William).—To Leticia his wife certain rents of a tenement near the chapel of S. Mary de Conynghop (fn. 2) for life paying to the monks of S. Alban eight shillings yearly; remainder to John his son. Also to his said wife land and houses in the parish of S. Augustine Paphay near London Wall for life, with similar remainder. Also to the said John rents at Heywarf, at Coninghop, and in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles. No date.
Roll 41 (36).
Monday the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Blund (John le), Knt.—To Idonea his wife his capital messuage in the parish of S. Antonin, and messuage and wharf in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry, for life. To Edward his son also a messuage in the parish of S. Antonin, and a seld called "Andovreselde" (fn. 3) in the parish of S. John de Walebrok, charged with an annuity of forty shillings to Ann his daughter until she marry or enter a religious house; also a seld in Westchep, parish of S. Mary le Bow, and a tenement in the parish of S. John de Walebrok. To Bartholomew and Roger his sons also a seld in Westchepe. To Walter his son a tenement in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog and rents in the parish of S. Antonin in Walebrok Street. To John his son rents in the parish of S. Antonin in Cornario (fn. 4) and in Sopereslane, and of the tenement of Hugh Motoun in the parish of S. Mary Aldermanecherche, as well as in Wodestrete and Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary le Bow. To Roger his brother various rents. His daughter Anna to remain under the care of his aforesaid wife. No date.
Roll 41 (45).
Beckles (Geoffrey de).—A certain portion of his goods, houses, and rents to be divided into three parts: one part to go to fulfil his testament, a second part to Isabella his wife, and the third part to be dividedbetween Ralph and A vice hischildren. No date.
And because the testator left a lay fee to his wife, contrary to the custom of the City, to wit, in fee simple, the said Isabella renounced the fee simple and claimed a freehold for life.
Roll 41 (62).
Welleford (Richard de).—To Agnes and Alice his daughters in successive tail a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermaricherche. His tenement in the parish of S. Mildred de Bredestrete to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. Agnes his wife to have the custody of John his son and Alice his younger daughter. To Richard his son certain rents. Sir Roger Haukyn to have the custody of John de la Marche and of Avice, wife of the same, the testator's daughter. Divers bequests of personal ornaments and household goods to Henry, Thomas, and John his sons, as well as to his children before mentioned. No date.
Roll 41 (63).
Medelane (William de), dyer.—To Theophania his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe for life. To Juliana his daughter and Thomas and Geoffrey his sons tenements and shops in the same parish and in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church of S. Michael. To the work of London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 41 (64).
Hanyngton (William de), skinner.—To Johanna his wife a tenement and rents in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrok for life; remainder to John, Richard, and Roysia his children. Also to the said children in tail, with cross remainders, tenements in the said parish and in the parish of S. John de Walebrok; remainder to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Stephen; also specific legacies of chattels. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 41 (65).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Romayn (Thomas), alderman. (fn. 5) —Bequests towards the maintenance of certain chantries in the church of Aldermariecherche. To Alice and Johanna his daughters, nuns of Halywell, for their lives, the reversion of rents and tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe after the death of Juliana his wife; remainder to Dame Cristina de Kent, their aunt, and at her decease to the house and convent of Halywelle for pious uses. To John de Burford and Roesia, wife of the same, his daughter, certain rents in the parish of Aldermariecherche, charged with the payment of six marks annually towards a chantry in the said parish church. Bequests also towards the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Thomas the Apostle, with right of presentation granted to the Mayor of London for the time being, and in the church of S. Benedict Schorehogg, with right of presentation granted to the Bishop of London. To the Chamber of the Guildhall, London, twenty shillings annual quitrent of a tenement in Sopereslane. To Robert de Upton and Margery, wife of the same, his daughter, a tenement in the parish of S. Antonin, so that they duly celebrate his anniversary and the anniversary of his said wife. To the rector of the church of Aldermariecherche certain rents in the parishes of Aldermariecherche and All Hallows de Bredestret. Bequests also to chantries in the churches of Clopham and Lambeth and in the conventual church of Wautham. One hundred marks each bequeathed to the Prior and Convent of Suwerk, the Prior and Canons of H. Trinity, the Abbot and Convent of Westminster, and the church of S. Paul. Dated London, at his house in the parish of Aldermariecherche, Thursday, the Feast of S. Thomas the Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1312.
The testament proclaimed, &c. Whereupon came the said Juliana and declared that she was jointly enfeoffed of the aforesaid rents so devised by deeds and other muniments, which she could vouch to warranty; and although the testator had left the said tenements to her for life, yet she asked that her estate might be reserved to her notwithstanding, and she would then attempt nothing in prejudice of the last will of the testator in the premises nor in anything else contained in the said testament.
Roll 41 (66).
St. Alban (William de), Rector of S. Mary de Kenardyntone (fn. 6) in the diocese of Canterbury.—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanberi, and rents of a tenement held by Arnald Tedmar in Thames Street and Germayneslane, to be sold; as well as rents in the Saddlery of Westchep, and in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen at the Old Fish Market. No date.
The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed: administration granted.
Roll 41 (67).
Compedene (Robert de).—To "Leuota" his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornehill for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
The testament proclaimed, and administration granted.
Roll 41 (68).
Egham (Agnes, late wife of Walter de).—To Robert her son rents of a tenement in the parish of S. Martin de Ludegate, which tenement she leaves to her son William. No date.
Thetestament proclaimed, andnot reclaimed: administration granted.
Roll 41 (69).
Huntyndon (Ralphde).—To Dyonisia hiswife hishouses and tenements for life; remaindersto Hugh and Richardhis sons and to Roysia his daughter. No date.
Proclamation made, and administration granted.
Roll 41 (73).
St. Edmund (James de).—Certain rents to be devoted to a chantry in the church of S. Swithin for the benefit of his father, mother, and Johanna his late wife, and also to the fabric of the said church. To Margaret his wife for life houses in Abcherchelane; remainder to Agnes his daughter. To Fulk his son tenements in Gofairelane in the parish of S. Swithin, also in the parishes of S. Martin Orgar in Candelwikstrete and S. Mary de Abbecherche, and in Shitebournelane. (fn. 7) To John his son rents of houses held by William de Caxtone and others in the said parish of S. Swithin, with houses in the lane called "la Crokedelane," parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrete, and in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelwikstrete. To Agnes his daughter land, houses, and rents in the lane and parish of S. Swithin, and in the parishes of S. Mary de Abcherche and S. Mary de Bothawe. Ultimate remainder of all the above tenements, &c., to pious uses. Specific legacies of his chattels (among them being a cup de mucro (fn. 8) called "Grandan"), and appointment of guardians for his children. No date.
Proclamation made. Whereupon came William de St. Edmund, brother of the testator, and put his claim upon tenements in Candelwikstrete in the parish of S. Martin Orgar above devised, and upon tenements in the lane and parish of S. Nicholas Hakoun, a tenement in S. Swithin's Lane called "Le Irendore," and others, inasmuch as the said tenements were given to the testator by Fulk his father by gift of fee tail, (fn. 9) to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and if he should die without issue the same should revert to the said William for life, and to Juliana his sister in tail. And similarly Johanna, daughter of the said Juliana, came and put her claim upon the aforesaid tenements.
Roll 41 (94).