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 8 EDWARD I.
Monday the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.].
Fitz Otho (Walter), clerk.—His houses in Grobbestrate (fn. 1) and in la More to be sold by his executors, and the money to be given to the poor of London. No date.
Roll 11 (2).
Tolesan (John de).—To Thomas Tolesan, son of Michael, his stone house in the street of S. Nicholas Acun and two other houses adjoining. To Margery his eldest daughter his stone house at Ostregate. To Johanna, another daughter, houses in the parish of S. Clement de Kandelwistrate. To John his son rents in the parish of Newecherch. Bequest to the chapel of "Coneop" of rents in the street of S. Laurence Jewry. To Johanna his wife and Michael his eldest son his house and rents in the parish of S. "Miltheldrede" upon Walebroc and a great seld in the Drapery. His said wife to elect to have if she wish, instead of the aforesaid legacies, either his two selds in Chepe in dower (notwithstanding devises to the said Michael) or one third part of all [his] rents. No date.
Roll 11 (3).
Batur (John le).—His houses upon Cornhull to be sold by his executors to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 11 (4).
Westminster (Bartholomew de), parmenter. (fn. 2) —To Margery his wife his capital mansion in the parish of S. Andrew de Holeburne; also houses in New Street for life; remainder to Dionisia his daughter, and in default of heirs the same to be sold. No date.
The said Margery was present at the time of probate, and said that she claimed no more in the said mansion than a life estate.
Roll 11 (5).
Wylehale (William de).—To Agnes his wife his two houses in the parish of S. Alphege de Cripelgate and his house in Westchep, parish of S. Mary de Colcherche, for life; after her decease the same to be sold by her executors. No date.
Roll 11 (6).
Rus (Richard le).—To John his son the moiety of a house in
the parish of S. Margaret de Bruggestrate near the lane called "Rederisgate," (fn. 3) and the other moiety to William Graveshende, who is also to be preferred as purchaser of the said John's moiety by one mark if he should die under age. Also to the said John other rents, with remainder to William, brother of the said John, under the same circumstance. No date.
Roll 11 (8).
Huittawiere (fn. 4) (William le) de Bissopesgate.—To Agnes his wife his dwelling-house for life, with remainder to Johanna his daughter, and Philip and Bartholomew his sons, in successive tail; remainder to charitable uses. Also to William his son a house, &c., adjacent, extending up to the wall of S. Elena. No date.
Roll 11 (11).
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [3 Feb.].
Ganter (Laurence le).—To Elicia his daughter, and to the infant (if any) with which Margery his wife is enceinte, his messuage in the parish of S. Antonin, saving to his said wife her free-bench so long as she remain unmarried. But if she should not be enceinte, or if the said Elicia should die without an heir, which God forbid, the same to be sold. To Johanna and Juliana his nieces his house in the parish of S. Botulph without Alegate, and in default of heirs the same to be sold. No date.
Roll 11 (15).
Turri (Jordan de), cook.—To Henry and Gilbert his sons all his houses, pensions, and rents; with cross remainders. No date.
Roll 11 (18).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].
Harding (Cecilia, late wife of Robert).—To William her elder son all her possessions within the gates of a certain place lately acquired by inheritance. To John her younger son all her possessions in the street of Sacollelane (fn. 5) in the parish of S. Sepulchre. A certain house to be devoted to payment of her debts if her goods suffice not for that purpose, otherwise the same to be distributed for the good of' her soul. William de Haddan,
uncle to the aforesaid William and John, appointed their guardian during minority. No date.
Roll 11 (22).
Ponfreyt (Geoffrey), of the parish of Holeburne.—To Alice, Agnes, Isabella, and Johanna his daughters, and to Roger his son, divers houses, &c., in the parishes of S. Sepulchre and S. Andrew. No date.
Roll 11 (23).
Wyte (William le) de Mecchinge.—A certain house to be sold for charitable uses. Agnes, daughter of Richard Pyncun, to have peaceable seisin of his dwelling-house according to a contract made between the testator and the said Richard, the said Agnes paying twelve marks by annual instalments to his executors. No date.
Roll 11 (25).
Monday next before Ash Wednesday [6 March].
Benetlegh. (John de), goldsmith.—His messuage in the parish of S. Michael in Wodestrate to be sold for payment of his debts, saving to Isabella his wife a moiety in respect of all her demands. No date.
Roll 11 (28).
Flete (John de), capper.—To Cassandra his wife for life his capital messuage in the parish of S. Martin within Ludgate, and also the house adjacent with which he had endowed her at the porch [of the church], (fn. 6) to hold the same in discharge of dower; remainder to John his firstborn son or next heir. Also to the said John rents in the parish aforesaid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Martin aforesaid, and of an orphan called Thomas, son of John le Meide; also a tenement in the parish of S. Brigid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church, and a tenement and wharf in the said parish extending to the water of the Flete, saving a road for one cart to the king's prison there. To Isabella his daughter in frank-marriage a tenement, rents, and shops in the parishes of S. Martin and S. Brigid. Certain rents in the
said parish of S. Martin to be devoted to the maintenance of a wax taper before the tomb of the glorious martyr S. Thomas at Canterbury. No date.
Roll 11 (29).
Costentine (Stephen).—To Juliana his wife a house in Basingelane, parish of Aldermanecherche; shops in Cordwanerstrete and rents issuing out of the Tanners' seld in Westchepe, parish of S. Mary le Bow, for life; remainder to Emma, Margery, Sarah, Ysabella, and Katherine his daughters as the said Juliana may by will appoint. Also to the said Juliana a house near to the aforesaid house, until his son John comes of age. No date.
Roll 11 (31).
Edelmeton (Peter de), draper.—To Isabella his daughter, a nun at Hengham, (fn. 7) for clothing and shoes eighteen shillings annual rent of houses in Kandelwistrete. To Hawisia his wife tenements in Estchepe, and his capital mansion in Athelingestrate in the parish of S. Andrew at Castle Baynard, as also a house in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, for life; remainder to Peter his son. Also to his said wife rents in the parish of S. Antonin for providing food and clothing for Richard Purcel. No date.
Roll 11 (36).
Monday next after Ash Wednesday [6 March].
Faukener (John le).—His houses in London to be sold for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 11 (37).
Hardel (Robert).—For the maintenance of a canon in the church of S. Mary de Suwerk certain rents in the parishes of S. Botolph towards Billingesgate, S. Martin Vintry, S. Mary de Somersete, Wolcherch, and S. Michael de Kandelwystrate. To Avice his wife the wardship of Robert his youngest son, and various rents. To William his son and heir his principal house in the parish of S. Magnus, saving to the said Avice her free-bench. To Roger his son the Winchester seld with all shops appertaining thereto, saving an annuity charged on the same to William de Wateville. To Beatrice, Johanna, and Isabella his daughters rents near Paternostercherch and in the parishes of Fencherch and S. Dionisius. On the decease of any son his share to go to the next heir; but on the decease of any daughter her share to go to the surviving daughter next in age. No date.
Complaint having been made by Simon de Lardar and Johanna his wife, daughter of the said Robert Hardel, that William the son of the said Robert did maliciously and by fraud retain the testament of his said father without probate, to the disherison of the said Johanna, to whom lands and rents were devised, the said William, upon being summoned, came into court and voluntarily produced the testament and allowed all the legacies contained therein. Accordingly it is enrolled.
Roll 11 (39).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Hereford (Thomas de), skinner.—To Johanna his wife, by way of dower, the house which he bought of Richard de York and Geoffrey de Balesham, for life. To Johanna his daughter his shop in Westchep in the Peltry of London, with a house and rents above Aldermanebiri in the parish of S. Mary. To Agnes his daughter his house at the corner of Phelippeslane, with rents in the parish of S. Elphege. His rents at Hereford and his shop at Winchester to be divided between his two daughters and their heirs, with cross remainders. No date.
Roll 11 (42).
Auverne (William de).—To Ralph de Stone and Edith his wife, sister of the testator, and their children, his houses in the parish of S. Bride near Flete bridge. No date.
Roll 11 (44).
Catenham (Geoffrey de), painter. (fn. 8) —To the New Hospital without Bissoppisgate for the maintenance of the poor a bequest of one mark annual quitrent in Wodestrate, and to the Hospital of S. Bartholomew near Smethefeld a similar rent in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. Also for the service of the said church of S. Giles, and for maintaining a lamp in the same, certain rents in the said parish. To John atte More and Ida, wife of the same, for their services, a house in Grobestrate. (fn. 9) All his other tenements, &c., within the gate and without, to be sold within a year after his decease. No date.
Roll 11 (45).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Albin Pistor. (fn. 10) —To Eva his wife houses in Fletestrete in the parish of S. Brygid. His houses in the parish of S. Dunstan West to be sold within a year after his decease (" within a year after his decease" stated to be an interlineation in the will), and of the proceeds ten marks to go to each of his children, William, Alice, Johanna, Katherine, Cristina, and Juliana; five marks to his brother Alan; and the residue to his wife. But if his wife or any of his children should, within a year after his decease, acquire sufficient money wherewith to purchase the said houses, he or she is to be preferred to all other purchasers. No date.
The said Eva was present and claimed no more than a life estate in the house left to her.
Roll 11 (48).
Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Wautham (Robert de).—To Beatrice his wife and her heirs his mansion house and wharf, subject to a charge for keeping his obit. His other house, his ships, and other goods to be disposed of by his executors for the good of his soul. No date.
The said Beatrice was present and claimed no more than a life estate in the house left to her.
Roll 11 (55).
Gardino (Simon de), called "de Purtepole." (fn. 11) —To Richard de Chygewelle, who married his daughter, he leaves his house situate within Holeburne bar, charged with the maintenance of certain chantries for one year after his decease. Divers bequests for maintenance of burning "torches," &c., in the church of S. Andrew de Holeburne, as also of its belfry. No date.
Roll 11 (59).
Monday next after Feast of Translation of S. Edward [13 Oct.].
Billingesgate (Gilbert de), goldsmith.—To Katherine his sister, daughter of Celestria, two shillings quitrent of a house in the parish of S. Mary Mantefelune. (fn. 12) All his houses and rents
within the City to be sold by William de Brun, Rector of S. Christopher, for payment of debts and fulfilment of his testament. No date.
Roll 11 (62).
Berdefeud (Richard de).—To Ralph his son his dwelling-house near Lodgate, as is contained in the beginning of his testament. Also at the end of the same he assigns to Richard, son of Nicholas Longi, the reversion of his dwelling-house in the event of the aforesaid Ralph, and Edith, sister of the said Ralph, dying without a legitimate heir. No date.
Roll 11 (64).
Spalding (John de).—To Katherine his wife all his houses in Ivilane, which used to be called "Fukemerlane," (fn. 13) in the parish of S. Faith, for life; if, however, the said houses be sold during her Lifetime, two-thirds of the price are to remain to the said Katherine, and the residue to his executors for payment of debts and for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 11 (65).
Poter (Walter le).—To his wife, besides her dower, sixty marks and all his rents for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 11 (66).
Bokrel (Isabella, relict of Stephen).—Bequest of rents in the Drapery of Westchepe and in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry for the maintenance of chantries where her body may be buried, for the good of her soul and the souls of her husband, of Stephen junior, Andrew and William Bokrel, and of all her sons and others. Also to the canons, vicars, and chaplains of the church of S. Paul certain rents for a pittance each year on the day of her obit; and if the said legacy should be void by the king's statute, the said rents to be sold for pious uses. To the community of priests in London rents issuing from a tenement in Bassieshawe; bequest also for providing a lamp in the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbery. To Isabella, daughter of William Bokrel, a seld. A house in Bredstrate to be sold for payment of the debts of the testatrix. To Johanna Vyel, her sister, quitrents in the Ropery; rents at Wolcherchehawe issuing from the tenement of the Earl of Gloucester; in Old Fistrate, and in the Saddlery
of Westchepe. To Thomas Vyel rents in the Peltry of Westchepe for life; and to William Vyel rents in the parish of S. Augustine the Less and in Chikenelane. To Avice, daughter of Simon de Hadestok, half a mark in Marthelane. (fn. 14) To William de St. Alban, clerk, a house in the parish of S. Mary de Aldmannebyri, and rents issuing from the tenement of Ernald Thadmar in Thames Street. And whereas William (sic) Bokrel in his last will gave her the power to dispose of her dower for the good of her soul, she ordains that the next heirs of the said William who inherit her tenements of dower shall provide a chantry in the church of S. Mary de Aldmannebyri upon peril of their souls. No date.
Roll 11 (68).