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 4 EDWARD III.
Norwych (Thomas de), "forbour." (fn. 1) —To Agnes his wife for life a shop at the corner of Bordehawelane in the parish of S. Mary de Colchurch near the Conduit; remainder to pious uses. His tenement in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the several churches of S. Mildred, S. Thomas de Acon, and S. Mary de Colcherch respectively. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 58 (17).
Edmund (Thomas).—To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. To Robert de Ely twenty shillings rent of a tenement in the vill of Great Jernemuth. To William Siward, his brother, all his houses in the said vill and his entire chamber, together with his armour; also tenements at le Brokenwarf and shop in Oldefisshstrete; remainder in default of (fn. 2) issue to pious uses. To James Frisel a tenement in the parish of S. John Zakary. His tenement in Wyvenelane to be sold, and the proceeds divided by his executors. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evang. [18 Oct.], A.D. 1328.
Whereupon came Robert de Ely and put his claim upon the aforesaid shop in Oldefisshstrate, and said that he and the testator had acquired the same jointly from John le Kyng, late fishmonger, and proffered the deed of the said John enrolled in the Husting of Common Pleas, London, held Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope, anno 15 Edward II.; and asked that execution should not take place. And the rolls of Common Pleas held in the Husting of London in the fifteenth year aforesaid were examined, and the said deed found enrolled. (fn. 3) Accordingly it; was considered that execution thereon should be stayed.
Beveri (Margaret de).—To Peter le Rous her tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanneberi, Sir William de Boudon being allowed to continue as tenant for years upon the same terms as theretofore. Dated London, Sunday the morrow of the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329-30].
Roll 58 (19).
Rikemannes (Agnes).—Her house in the same (sic) parish to be sold, and ten marks of the proceeds to go to Richard, son of Ydonea her daughter, and the residue to be distributed by her executors. Hugh de Waltham to be preferred as a purchaser of the said house. Dated London, Sunday the morrow of S. Martin [11 Nov.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (20).
London (Philip de).—To Margery his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Katherine near Alegate (fn. 4) for life; remainder to his heirs. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1329-30].
Roll 58 (21).
Huthereve (Robert le).—His house in the parish of H. Trinity the Less to be sold for pious uses. To Avice his wife a tenement and shops in Hoggenelane in the said parish for life, with power to sell the same during her life for payment of his debts and fulfilment of his testament. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 58 (22).
Godefrey (John).—To Alice his daughter and Leticia his sister in tail shops in Faytoreslane; (fn. 5) remainders over. His brewhouse and other shops in the same lane to be sold. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (23).
Shenefeld (William de).—To Margaret his daughter and to his child en ventre sa mère his tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre near Holebourne Bridge in equal portions, with cross remainders. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 58 (24).
Podyngton (John de).—To Richard his son and Johanna his daughter in tail the reversion of certain tenements in the parish of S. Andrew within the bar of Pourtepole (fn. 6) after the decease of Mabel his wife, with cross remainders. To his said wife certain rents in the same parish in Fayturlane, so that she thereout maintain a lamp in the chapel of S. John. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (25).
Colkirk (John de).—To Thomas his son, a clerk, his tenement in Wodestret in the parish of S. Alban; remainder to Adam his son. His tenement in Felipeslane (fn. 7) in the parish of S. Alphege to be sold, and the proceeds divided among William, Elias, and John junior, his sons. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 58 (33).
Blakeneye (Thomas de).—To Stephen his son and Johanna his daughter in tail a tenement in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelwykstret; remainder to Cristina his daughter in tail. Also to the said Stephen, Johanna, and Cristina pecuniary legacies, and guardians appointed. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Vincent [22 Jan.], 3 Edward III., A.D. 1329.
Whereupon came Maurice Turgiz and put his claim upon the aforesaid tenement, saying that the testator had only a life estate in the same, and that the reversion belonged to him, the said Maurice, as brother and heir of the said Thomas; and asked that no execution issue, &c.
Deynes (Simon).—To Florence his wife the remaining term of service of Thomas his apprentice; also a shop in the parish of S. Mary de Colchirch for life. Dated London, the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.], 1 Edward III., A.D. 1326 (sic).
Roll 58 (39).
Neucomen (Robert).—His house in Fletestret in the parish of S. Bride to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. The sum of thirty pounds still due to him on the sale of a certain house to be devoted to chantries in the church of S. Michael atte Corn. (fn. 8) To Anneys his daughter two marks annual quitrent of a shop in the said parish of S. Michael. Dated London, Sunday, 1 April, 4 Edward [III.] [A.D. 1330].
Whereupon came William Neucomen and put his claim upon the aforesaid two marks annual quitrent, &c.
Staundon (Peter de).—All the houses left to him by his uncle Gerard de Staundon in the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgar to be sold for pious uses. To Margaret his wife in lieu of dower his bakehouse in the lane and parish of S. Michael in Candelwykstrete for life; remainders to Thomas and Henry his sons, and Alice his daughter, and to the heirs of their respective bodies. Also to Henry his son in tail a tenement near the king's garden upon le Roumelond (fn. 9) near the Tower; remainder to the said Alice. Also to the said Alice in tail a bakehouse in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate in Estsmethefeld; remainder to the aforesaid Henry; ultimate remainder of all the above tenements to pious uses in the said church of S. Martin Orgar. Dated London, Sunday next before the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], 4 Edward III. [A.D. 1330].
Roll 58 (45).
Bigge (John).—To Peter de Weston and Matilda, wife of the same, the term of John his apprentice. His mansion house to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses for the good of the souls of Geoffrey Haukeseye, Agnes, wife of the said Geoffrey, and others. Dated without Alegate, Friday the morrow of the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (53).
Tolshunt (William de), Almoner of S. Paul's Church.—To the Dean and Chapter of the said church and their successors two marks annual rent of a tenement near the Old Fish Market (devised to the testator by Sir Richard de la Mare de Bernolby, chaplain, to dispose of as he [the testator] might think best for the good of the souls of the said Richard and Sir John de Lyndeseye, uncle of the said Richard, as in the testament of the said Richard, proved, proclaimed, and enrolled in the Husting of Pleas of Land, London, on Monday the morrow of H. Trinity, 18 Edward II., (fn. 10) more plainly appears) for providing shoes for the boys serving in the choir of the said church, who every morning at rising and afterwards before they go to bed shall say the psalm De profundis clamavi, with Pater Noster, and Ave Maria and orisons, Inclina Domine, Miserere, and Fidelium Deus, for the souls of the said Richard and John, the souls of the testator and of all the faithful departed. No date.
Roll 58 (67).
Dokesworth (Richard de).—To Mariota and Alianora his daughters various specific legacies of articles for domestic use. John Trol appointed guardian of John his son and heir. His brewhouse in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate to be sold by his executors, and specific pecuniary legacies to be paid to Albrica, Agnes, Elena, and Mariota his daughters. Dated Sunday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (77).
Coptone (Hamo de).—To Alice his wife for life his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph which he had by feoffment of Walter Everard, late goldsmith, and Juliana, wife of the same, daughter of Ralph Crepyn; remainder to John and Nicholas his sons in successive tail. Also to the said Nicholas his house near the New Abbey, (fn. 11) with divers rents. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Nicholas [6 Dec.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (80).
Wateville (Robert de), "chevaler."—To John de Polteneye all his houses without Alegate. Margaret his chere compaigne, Roger de Wateville his brother, William Orketote his nephew, and Sir Thomas de Hegham, parson of the church of Tavstoke, (fn. 12) appointed-his executors. Dated at Bodekesham, (fn. 13) 6 February, A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (92).
Thourgod (John).—To John his son houses and land opposite London Wall in the parish of S. Alphege; and to Ralph his son other houses and land in the same parish, charged with a certain quitrent to be devoted to the maintenance of wax in the said parish church. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of the Lord's Nativity [25 Dec.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 58 (94).
Cosyn (John), woolmonger.—To Johanna his wife his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Dunstan [East] for life; remainder to Edmund his son and Katherine his daughter in successive tail. To John Cosyn, son of Alice his sister, his tenement in Mengeonlane in the above parish. The residue of all his goods after payment of his debts and funeral expenses to be divided into three parts: one part to go to Johanna his wife, another part to Edmund and Katherine his said children, and the third part to be distributed for the benefit of his soul. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (100).
In-the-Lane (Henry).—To William his son in tail shops in the parishes of S. Mary atte Nax and S. Augustine Paphai; remainder to pious uses. Peter de Weston, his kinsman, appointed guardian of the said William during minority. Ten pounds to Juliana his wife. Dated Wednesday next after Easter [3 April], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Be it remembered that the above testament remained in the custody of Henry le Miter, one of the executors, who would not have it proved until compelled by the Court at the suit of the said William and the co-executors, &c.
Fourbour (Cristina le).—Rents in Fletestrete to be sold, and five shillings thereout to be given to the work of London Bridge. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of S. Leonard [6 Nov.], A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (112).
Sarum (fn. 14) (Adam de), pepperer.—To Agnes his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Bothawe for life; remainder to Thomas his son. Also to the said Thomas one hundred marks sterling and a brewhouse in the same parish. Pecuniary legacies to John his son and Alice his daughter. Also to the said Alice tenements in the parishes of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete and S. Martin Vintry, and the reversion of a tenement in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermaricherche after the decease of Agnes his wife. His wife to have the custody of his children during minority, she giving sufficient security in the Guildhall of London. Also to Thomas his son all his tenements in the vill of Sarum. No date.
Roll 58 (113).
Skeltone (Adam de).—His tenement in Martelane in the parish of S. Olave near the Tower to be sold for the benefit of his soul and the soul of Margery his wife. Dated at Skeltone, (fn. 15) the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (115).
Pyke (Alexander).—To Avice his wife his capital tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan [East], London, for life; remainder to Nicholas and John his sons. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 58 (116).
Neweman (William le).—His brewhouse in the parish of S. Botolph in Bisshopesgatestrete to be sold, after the decease of Agnes his wife, for pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1330.
Roll 58 (120).
Cherringe (Robert de), "fruiter"—His tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate in Seecollane, and in the parish of S. Alphege near Crupulgate in Phelipeslane, to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. No date.
Whereupon came William de Eisinge, (fn. 16) Warden of the New Hospital within Crupulgate, and put his claim upon the aforesaid tenements in Phelipeslane, saying that he had acquired the same from the said Robert before the making of his testament, to hold to him and his successors, wardens of the said hospital, and thereof was seised by deed of the said Robert, which he produced i? court, and asked that execution should not issue. Afterwards, at the Court of Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, anno 5 Edward III., the executors of the said Robert came and confirmed the deed of the said Robert to the said William de Elsinge, and his estate and the estate of the said hospital in the aforesaid tenements. (fn. 17)