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 13 EDWARD III.
Acton (Nicholas de), Parson of the church of Wystantowe (fn. 1) in the diocese of Hereford.—His tenements in the parish of S. Andrew in Holbourn to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul, to wit, ten marks to be given to the Friars Minors of York; one hundred shillings to the Friars Minors, the Preaching Friars, and the Augustinian Friars of Shrewsbury respectively; sixty shillings to the Friars of Lodelowe; forty shillings to the Friars of Brugenorth, and the same sum to the Friars Minors of Oxford, &c. The residue to be given to poor religious and others. Dated York, Saturday the Feast of S. Prisca, Virgin [18 Jan.], A.D. 1336.
Whereupon came John, son of William de Acton, kinsman and heir of the said Nicholas, and put his claim upon all the aforesaid tenements.
Preston (John de), girdler.—To Matilda his wife for life a tenement and rents in S. Laurence Lane, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for one year at least after his decease in the church of S. Laurence aforesaid; remainder to Thomas his son in tail. Also to his said wife and son the remaining term of his apprentices. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (5).
Spray (John), senior.—All his houses in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid (sic) to be sold to pay his debts. Two shops in the said (sic) parish of S. Botolph also to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to placing his son Elyas out as an apprentice. Also to the said Elyas forty shillings. To Hugh, brother of the said Elyas, five marks, the same to be paid to William de Shordyche, senior, for teaching the said Hugh the art and craft of the said William. To John his son one hundred shillings that he may be taught a trade. To Alice and Juliana his daughters pecuniary legacies. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (17).
Abboteston (John de).—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul and the souls of Thomas de Nushome and others. Dated Thursday next after the Feast of Apostles SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (18).
Fitz Henry (Aucher), Knt.—All his houses, rents, &c., in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche to be sold for the celebration of masses for the good of his soul. Dated Pampesworth, (fn. 2) Monday the Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 66 (36).
Mekelnham (Henry de), "frater." (fn. 3)—His messuage in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete to be sold, and the proceeds distributed for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna his late wife and others. Dated London, Tuesday after the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1339.
Whereupon came Thomas le Newe Bakere and Leticia his wife and put their claim upon the said testament as to the messuage therein devised, &c.
Brunne (William).—To Alice his wife tenements in Bradestrete. To William his son all his tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict Shorhog and S. Mary de Colec[hurch] in tail, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the churches of S. Thomas the Martyr and S. Peter de Bradestrete respectively. Dated Wednesday, viz., 17 February, A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (49).
Talworth (William, son of Richard de, shipwright of Petit Wales).—To Gonnora his wife for life two shops in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche near le Roumelonde; remainder to Idonea his daughter in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to the said Idonia the reversion of a tenement in Petit Wales in the said parish after the decease of Alice de Talworth, late wife of the aforesaid Richard his father. Dated Monday, 14 April, A.D. 1337.
Roll 66 (50).
Camerwell (William de).—To Salomon and Thomas his sons and Agnes his daughter pecuniary legacies. To Amicia his wife his mansion house near the church of S. Swithin for life; at her decease the same to be sold, and the money divided
equally among John, William, Agnes, and Matilda his children. His said wife appointed guardian of Salomon, Thomas, and Agnes aforesaid, she giving sufficient security before the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London, according to the use and custom of the City, in case of her remarriage. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (57)
Cliff (William de), clerk.—To William his son all his tenements in Silverstrete. His tenement in S. Vedast Street and Inggenelane (fn. 4) to be disposed of by his executors for the good of his soul. Dated Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May], A.D. 1339.
Roll 66 (63).
Ware (Thomas de), "stokfisshmonger."—To Thomas and John his sons the reversion of his tenement wherein he lives, after the decease of Cristina his wife, to hold in equal portions to them and the heirs of their bodies, with cross remainders; remainders over to William his son and Alice and Johanna his daughters. Also to the said Johanna certain rents in the said (sic) parish of S. Martin in tail, with remainders over; ultimate remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 66 (69).
Ferraund (Peter), of London, Rector of the church of Hatewolden. (fn. 5)—His messuage in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Milkestrete to be sold to pay his debts, aud for marriage portions for the poor daughters of Robert his brother, so that each of the three shall receive twenty shillings; the residue to be distributed for the benefit of poor widows and orphans, &c. Dated at his rectory aforesaid, 13 February, A.D. 1338.
Roll 66 (70).
Kyng (John, son of William) de Colmanstrete.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, to which he leaves sums of money for oblations by him forgotten, and for maintaining a light in the same. All his movables to be divided into six equal parts, and to be distributed among Agnes his wife, William, Andrew, and Simon his sons, Margery and Avice his daughters. Also to the said Andrew a tenement in the same parish; to Simon a tenement in the parish of All Hallows near the walls (sic) of London, and rents in Lovelane in the Ward of Colemanstrete; and to Margery his daughter divers rents. To Agnes his wife a tenement in the aforesaid parish of S. Stephen for life; remainder to William his son. To Avice his daughter rents in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry. His wife appointed guardian of Andrew, Simon, William, and Margery aforesaid. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1339.
A note of an indorsement follows, to the effect that the testament was proved before the Official of the Archdeaconry of London on III. Kal. July, A.D. 1339, and that administration of the goods of the deceased was granted to Agnes his widow and Sir Thomas de Holebeche, chaplain and ex officio deputy; the executors named in the said testament having of their own accord renounced. Dated VIII. Ides July, the year aforesaid.
Whereupon came Thomas le Newe Bakere and Leticia his wife and put their claim upon the said testament as to a messuage in Colemanstrete, &c.
Palmere (Philip), shipwright.—To Agnes his wife a tenement in Petiwalys, parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche, for life; remainder over to his right heirs. Certain rents in the same place to be sold to pay his debts and funeral expenses, and the residue to be devoted to the maintenance of his wife and children. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Translation of S. Benedict, Abbot [11 July], A.D. 1339.
Roll 66 (87).
Cressyngham (John de).—To John his son all his tenements in the City of London and suburbs, as well as the residue of all his goods, movable and immovable, charged with payment of legacies, funeral expenses, and debts. Dated London, Thursday
next after the Feast of Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], A.D. 1339.
Roll 66 (98).
Secheford (fn. 6) (Henry de).—To Amy his daughter, a nun in the church of S. Elena, an annual rent in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestrete for life; remainder to Henry his son. His tenements in the parishes of S. Michael le Quern and S. Leonard in S. Vedast Lane to be devoted for the space of ten years after his decease to the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul and the souls of Isolda and Matilda his wives, and to payment of his debts. Tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Agnes within Aldrichesgate, S. Nicholas Shambles, S. Margaret in Fridaystrete, &c., to be sold by his executors, and one hundred marks of the proceeds to be given to Matilda his daughter for her marriage, provided she marry with the consent of Alice her mother. All his tenements not sold to remain to Henry his son in tail. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], A.D. 1337.
Whereupon came the aforesaid Alice, widow of the testator, and put her claim as to dower of the tenements devised for sale.
Preston (John de), corder.—To John his son his capital messuage and other tenements, with wharf, &c., in Heywharflane, Govayrlane, the lane called "la Bowelane," Roperestrete, and Wendegoslane in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, one of the said tenements being called "Helle," (fn. 7) and others having formerly belonged to Arnald Tedmar, and been granted to the testator by feoffment of Sir Stephen de Asshewy, Knt.; also tenements at Douegate and in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen at the Old Fish Market and S. Audoen (fn. 8) within Neugate. To Peter de Preston, his brother, and to Hawisia his sister, tenements in Heywharflane. To Johanna de Wandlesworth, his servant, a tenement in Ismongereslane, parish of S. Martin Pomer; and to
Leticia her daughter, a nun of the house of S. Elena, London, a certain annual rent issuing from tenements in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourn and in Fletestrete in the parish of S. Dunstan West, for clothing and other necessaries during the lifetime of Cristina, widow of Thomas le Kopere. In the event of his son John dying without issue the tenements above devised to him are to remain to Peter his brother; ultimate remainder of all the aforesaid tenements in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna his late wife, Walter his father, Margery his mother, and others, in the aforesaid church of All Hallows at the Hay, and to be distributed in charity among the poor of the Ward of Douegate and others, as well as for the repair of highways around London and like works. John de Oxenford, vintner, appointed guardian of the aforesaid John during his minority, providing him with food, clothes, shoes, and education. Dated London, Wednesday the vigil of the Feast of Apostles SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1339.
Roll 66 (122)
Salyngg (Walter de).—His body to be buried in the parish church of S. Mary de Estbedefunte. (fn. 9) To the Master and Brethren of S. Thomas the Martyr of Acon, London, seven marks annual rent of a seld in the parish of S. Mary le Bow in Chepe, together with the reversion of the said seld after the decease of Thomas Meel and Goditha, wife of the same, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said house of S. Thomas. Cristina his wife and Roger de Salyngg, his kinsman, appointed executors. Dated at Estbedefunte, 11 December, A.D. 1339.
Roll 66 (123).