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 I.
Monday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Beyvin (Roger).—Bequests of rents in Chepe, in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherch, and the parish of S. Stephen upon Walebroc and elsewhere, for the maintenance of chantries in the chapel erected by the testator in the church of S. John Zacary, and in the newly built chapel in S. Paul's Churchyard beyond the charnel-house, for the good of his soul and the souls of Isabella his wife, his father and mother, and others. Also bequests to the Hospital of S. Mary without Bissopesgate, and to the Fraternity of S. Thomas the Martyr at the Conduit of London, for similar uses. To his aforesaid wife houses and rents in the parishes of S. Vedast in the goldsmithery (fn. 1) and S. John aforesaid. Also houses and a garden in Grobbestrate (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, and others in the parish of S. Michael de Candlewystrate and elsewhere, for life; remainder, in default of heirs, for the good of his soul, and for distribution among the poor of London and the county of Bedford at the hands of his executors and of William his brother. Also to the same one hundred pounds sterling in lieu of dower. To Sabine and Isabella his daughters the tenement called "Bokerelesberi,"
and houses without the gate of Bokerelesberi in the parish of S. Stephen upon Walebroc, and rents of a tenement formerly belonging to Geoffrey de Hadestoke in the parishes of S. Antonin and S. John de Walebroc; the said daughters and their estates remaining in the custody of their mother until marriage. To the Mayor of London for the time being one mark annual rent, so that he present a chaplain to the chantry in the aforesaid chapel beyond the charnel-house. To William de Wouburne and to Alice his niece, daughter of Walter Beyvin, rents in the parish of S. Mildred de Bredstrete. No date.
Roll 9 (1).
Pinchon (Richard) de Lacthon.—To Agnes his daughter the reversion of houses in the parish of S. Botulf without Bissopesgate, after the decease of William le Wyte de Machinge. No date.
Roll 9 (2).
Furmager (William le).—To Leticia his wife his house in the parish of S. Martin de Otteswich, with which he had formerly endowed her. To Alice his daughter his stone house; remainder, in default of heirs, to the aforesaid Leticia. Certain houses with shops in the parish of S. Andrew to be sold by his executors. No date.
Accordingly the above testament was allowed to stand good for the lifetime of the said woman, so that at her decease the property should descend to the heirs of the said William; the sale also was to stand, to all of which the said Leticia gave her assent.
Roll 9 (3).
Blount (Edward le).—To John his firstborn son houses and rents, including the whole seld of Andover and his seld in Westchep, saving the dower of Matilda his wife. To Alice his daughter rents of the new seld in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, (fn. 3) and others in the parishes of S. Thomas the Apostle and S. Antonin. To Walter his son a shop in Westchep, and rents in Mukewellestrate (fn. 4) and in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles. To Thomas his son houses in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhoc, and rents in the parishes of S. Antonin and S. [Mary] de Aldermannecherch. To Roger his son rents in
Phelipeslane and in parishes of S. John de Walebrock and S. Mary de Bothawe. No date.
Roll 9 (4).
Coffrer (Godfrey le).—To Juliana his wife his house for life; remainder to Andrew le Furmager, so that they provide a chantry for the good of his soul, such as the Rector of S. Mary de Neucherche and three good parishioners of the same may approve. To John Bernard, his servant, the reversion of his house at Eldevorde (fn. 5) after the decease of his aforesaid wife. No date.
Roll 9 (8).
Payn (Laurence).—To Dionisia his wife his house for life with remainder to his next heir. To his children the reversion of a house held by Richer the cook for life. Also to John his firstborn son a house. To Robert his son a cellar; and to Gilbert his son and Egidia his daughter a wharf. No date.
Roll 9 (10).
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Fitz-John (Robert).—To the convent of Boxle (fn. 6) the reversion of houses held by his aunt by way of dower. To John Norman and Goldcorn, wife of the same, other houses in 'equal shares. No date.
Roll 9 (13).
Wynton (Margery, late wife of Walter de), daughter of Thedmar the Teutonic.—To Margery her niece, daughter of Ralph Eswy, a house, saving the rights of her husband's heirs, with remainder to another niece, the daughter of John de Gyzors, with remainder over. No date.
Roll 9 (14).
Ferroun (John le).—Bequest of certain rents in the parish of Colecherche for maintaining a chantry in his parish church of S. Stephen de Walebrok. To Margery his wife all his lands, tenements, and rents within the liberties of London and without, saving to his daughter Margery, a nun, an annual rent of a shop opposite Colecherche, and excepting his houses in Ipswich, which he leaves to Alexander le Ferroun, his brother. His two daughters Christiana and Johanna to be provided for out of goods left to his aforesaid wife. No date.
Roll 9 (16).
Donekin (William).—His houses in Distavelane in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldhabey to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds divided among his children. His larger shop he leaves to William de Leuesham and William de Waleton; his smaller shop to be sold for funeral expenses, but so that his heirs have the preference in the sale thereof. No date.
Roll 9 (17).
Grobbe (Edward).—Bequest of three shillings quitrent for providing wax in the chapel of S. Mary de Berkingecherche. To Emma his wife all his tenements for life; remainder to be devoted to masses and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 9 (20).
Fusedame (Roger).—His shop to be sold and the money distributed among the poor of London. To Dame Elena, wife of Master Thomas Peuelesdone, a bequest of rents in Bredstrate and Westchep. No date.
Roll 9 (21).
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Hamme (Henry de).—All his houses in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete to be sold and his debts paid; the residue to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to be devoted to pious uses for the poor of London, a second to be given to Matilda his wife, and the third to his children. No date.
Roll 9 (23).
Grobbe (Edward).—His ship called "Blewebolle" to be sold for maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary de Berkinggechirch. Bequest also of three shillings quitrent for providing wax in the said chapel. To Emma his wife all his tenements for life; remainder, in default of heirs, to be devoted to alms and masses. Also to the said Emma all his wood, charcoal, store, cups, spoons, and other things, great and small. No date.
Roll 9 (24).
Monday the Feast of S. Valentine [14. Feb.].
Dunstaple (William de), skinner.—To Margery his wife his principal mansion house in Douegate Street. To Matilda his daughter his stone house at Horssobregge. (fn. 7) The house mortgaged
to him by Jakes le Masiner to be surrendered to John, son of the said Jakes, on payment of twenty-two and a half marks. To Roger and Thomas his sons shops and rents in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrock; and to Isabella and Margery his daughters a tenement situate near Horssobregge, in equal shares. No date.
Roll 9 (34).
Gras (Stephen le). (fn. 8) —All his rents in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen in Old Fish Street, S. Benedict de Wodewharf, S. Peter the Less upon the Thames, S. Giles without Crepelgate, S. Magnus near London Bridge, to be sold. Also all his other goods, houses, and rents, named or not named, within the City of London or without, to be sold by his executors and the money distributed among the poor. No date.
Whereupon came Margery, daughter of Pentecost Le Gras, brother of the testator, and challenged probate of the above testament as being superfluous, inasmuch as the testator first leaves his houses and rents in the City of London in particular to be sold, and then in another clause leaves all his goods, houses, and rents, named and not named, within the City of London and without, in general, to be sold. And inasmuch as one is repugnant to the other, administration is granted only so far as relates to tenements named in particular and not in general.
Roll 9 (35).
Gras (Stephen le).—A fair enrolment of the above testament, No date.
Roll 9 (37).
Monday next after Ash Wednesday [2 March].
Fevere (Ralph le).—Bequest for maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Laurence in Candlewigstrate, charged on tenements in the same parish and also in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar. To Nicholas his son rents of shops in the former parish; and to John his son a tenement in the latter, saving the dower of Isabella his wife. No date.
Roll 9 (41).
Trie (Alice).—To Idonea her daughter and children of the same her dwelling-house situate in the parish of S. Benedict Schorog, rendering to the New Hospital one mark and to the King for
socage sixpence halfpenny, and subject to other charges to Reginald, Alice, and Johanna, children of the testatrix; with reversion of the said rents to the said Idonea upon the decease of the same. No date.
Roll 9 (42).
St. Martin (Abel de), son of Sir Abel de St. Martin, Knt.—To Dame Margery his mother all rents formerly belonging to his father in London and Staunford. No date.
Roll 9 (43).
Evere (John de).—To Alice his wife his principal mansion house for life; remainder to Roger de Evere and the wife and heirs of the said Roger: also to his said wife for life a seld formerly belonging to Robert le Bret. To Alice his daughter a new house at Cornhelle and an old house near the church of S. Christopher, together with a seld; and to his daughter Juliana, a nun of Stratford, certain rents. No date.
Roll 9 (44).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Vaus (Walter de).—A bequest charged on his capital mansion in the parish of S. Werburga for the maintenance of a light before the altar of S. Mary in the said parish church. To Juliana his wife the aforesaid mansion, and to Thomas his uncle shops in the parish of S. Matthew in Fridaystrete, for their respective lives; remainder to the infant en ventre sa mère. No date.
Roll 9 (56).
Monday the Vigil of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Young (Stephen), draper in Candelwicstrate.—To Cristina and Agnes his daughters houses in the parish of S. Margaret de Patins. To Agnes his wife and Margery his daughter his house in the parish of S. Swithun in Kandelwicstrate. No date.
Roll 9 (64).
Hallinggeberi (Nicholas) de Kandelwicstrate.—To Juliana his wife his three houses in S. Swithun Lane for life; remainder to charitable uses: also an annuity of half a mark; remainder to the use of the churches of S. Swithun and S. Mary de Abbecherche. No date.
Roll 9 (65).
Monday before Feast of Translation of S. Edward [13 Oct.].
Cantebrege (Reginald de).—To Stephen his son his large house in the parish of S. Leonard near S. Martin; and to Keginald and William his sons certain houses on the condition that one brother does not shut out the window lights of the other. To Roger, Ralph, John, and Henry his sons houses and shops in Westchep, in the parish of S. Vedast, and also in the parish of S. John Zacari. No date.
Whereupon came—, (fn. 9) son of the testator by his first wife, and challenged the devise of his father in that he bad devised his mansion house, which he could not do, since he had received it on his marriage with his first wife, to whom the claimant was heir. The executors, however, immediately produced a deed of feoffment to the testator of the said house by Robert, the Prior of the New Hospital without Bissopesgate; accordingly probate is admitted so far as the custom of the City allows.
Roll 9 (71).
Frowyk (John de), Rector of the church of Great Horkesle. (fn. 10) —To Nicholas, son of Margaret his sister, and to Johanna, sister of the said Nicholas, certain quitrents in the Goldsmithery of London. To John, son of Peter de Frowyk, one mark quitrent. To Stephen his brother, Katherine his sister, and to each child of Walter de Frowyk, his deceased brother, half a mark respectively. His houses and rents in Colchester to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of Great Horkesle, and a certain house in the vill of Great Horkesle, with which he had many years since enfeoffed the said church by livery of seisin, to be for a residence for the chaplain. No date.
A note follows to the effect that an erasure in the testament, to wit one mark left to John, son of Peter, is not suspicious because it was there at the time when the testament was proved, and there was found half a mark. (fn. 11) Proof was given by witnesses that the testator left one whole mark, so that the erasure in the testament is no longer suspicious because the true sum of one whole mark is proved.
Roll 9 (72).
Wylemin (John), marshal.—To Ysabella his daughter two houses near his capital mansion for a term of seven years, with remainder to John his son. The said capital mansion to remain in
the hands of his executors for a similar period, so that out of its rents they may provide a chantry for three years in the church of All Hallowsde Gerschirch, and payh is debts; remainder to his aforesaid son. No date.
Roll 9 (77).
Manhale (William de).—Certain rents in Sopereslane and elsewhere to be devoted to pious uses in the church of S. Michael de Bassieshawe. To Adam his apprentice a shop in the parish of Bolchirch, rendering to the chief lord of the fee fifteen shillings for maintaining a lamp burning at all hours in the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the said church. His wife Lucy to have control over all his timber, within the City of London and without, for the purpose of erecting a house in his court of Bassieshawe to her use for life; remainder to John his son. Also to his said wife all his houses and rents in the parish of S. Michael de Bassieshawe and elsewhere for life, with similar remainder. To Simon his apprentice a certain shop. No date.
Roll 9 (78).
Bukerell (William, son of Stephen).—To Dionisia his wife his dwelling-house at Aldermanbiri for life, whether she take a husband or no; also rents in Corveisseyestrate (fn. 12) by way of dower, with remainder to his next heirs. To Avice his daughter a garden in the street of the converts. (fn. 13) Also to his aforesaid wife rents in the parish of S. Andrew towards the Tower and upon Cornhull. To his mother Isabella a seld in the Drapery (fn. 14) of Westchepe, and a power of appointment over all rents and tenements held by her by way of dower. To Isabella his daughter a tenement in Grobstrate, (fn. 15) and the reversion of his dwelling-house after the decease of his aforesaid wife. Stephen Bukerell, brother of the testator, mentioned. No date.
Roll 9 (81).
Wyndes[or] (Hugh de), saddler.—To John his son the moiety of a wharf. To Roger his son the moiety of a house in S. Vedast Lane; and the other moiety to William his son. To Johanna his daughter a house in Wodestrate. Also to John and Robert his sons a house without Crepelgate to carry out his testament. No date.
Roll 9 (83).