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 14 EDWARD III.
Monday next before F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 Mar.].
Hakeneye (William de), tanner.—To Michael his son his tenement in the lane called "Lymbrennereslane" near Secollane, parish of S. Sepulchre in the suburb of London; and to John his son rents in the same parish. To John de Mymmes his place in
the seld called "Tanneresselde," so that the said John shall cause once a year a trental (fn. 1) of masses to be performed in the church of S. Mary le Bow for the good of the souls of William atte More, Agnes, wife of the same, Elena their daughter, and others. The residue, &c. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Corpus Christi [27 May], A.D. 1339.
Roll 67 (20).
Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 Mar.].
Denys (Richard), goldsmith.—To Roesia his wife all his vessels and utensils of brass, lead, and wood whatsoever appertaining to his hall and kitchen, with the exception of his best brass pot, which he leaves to Richard his son; also his tenement in Groderoneslane (fn. 2) and in the parish of S. Vedast for life; remainder to the aforesaid Richard in tail. Also to the said Richard rents in the same lane and parish. To Thomas and John his sons rents charged on his tenements at le Conduyt (fn. 3) opposite the church of S. Thomas de Acon, which tenements he leaves to his wife for life, with remainder to the aforesaid Richard. His wife to have the custody of his said sons during minority. The residue of all his goods after payment of his debts to be divided into two parts, whereof one moiety he leaves to his aforesaid wife, and the other to his aforesaid sons in equal portions. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.], A.D. 1339.
And be it known that the said Richard also willed in the same testament that three chaplains should be maintained out of the rents issuing from his tenements at le Conduitopposite the church of S. Thomas de Acon for the first year after his decease, as appears in the same testament.
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Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Baumburgh (Thomas de), clerk.—All his tenements in Holboum to be conveyed by his executors to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, for providing two friars regular of that order to celebrate divine service in the church of the said hospital according to the direction of his executors. Dated in the houses which were of
Richard de Gloucestre in Fletestrete, London, Thursday next after the first Sunday in Lent, A.D. 1339.
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Horold (Roger).—His body to be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull, to which chapel he leaves an annual quitrent of twelve shillings, charged on his tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate, for the maintenance of burning torches, keeping his obit, &c. To Alice his wife and Richard his brother all his tenements and rents in the said parish of S. Botolph for their lives, and at the expiration of one year after their decease the same to remain to Johanna de Brembelhangre, daughter of Idonea his former wife. To Sir John de Karente, rector of the church of Hameldone, half a pound of pepper annual rent, which the testator enjoyed annually at Easter, issuing out of a tenement in the aforesaid parish of S. Michael. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of the Feast of S. Edmund, Archbishop [9 June], A.D. 1339.
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Fot (John).—To Margery his wife his tenement in the lane of S. Nicholas near Candelwykestrete, in the parish of S. Martin there, for life; remainder to Thomas their son. Also to his said wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Martin in the Yintry for life; remainder to John their son. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], 14 Edward III. [A.D. 1340].
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Brynkele (Isabella de).—To John de Suthcote, her younger son, a brewery in the parish of S. James de Garlekhuth, subject to an annual rent charge for payment of her debts. Dated within the close of the house of S. Elena, London, Monday the Feast of S. Alban, Martyr, viz. 22 June, A.D. 1338.
Roll 67 (37).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Mokkyngg (Hugh de).—To Alice his daughter divers household goods, including cups of mazer, silver spoons, chalons, a piece of tapestry of Reyns, (fn. 4) six sheets, two second best brass pots,
two second best brass plates, a basin and ewer, two feather beds, two napkins, two towels, one bolster, five cushions, and one cup of silver plated. Also to the same for life his house in la Crokedelane in the said (sic) parish, and shops in Breggestrete, parish of S. Magnus, and near le Brodegate; remainder to Richard his son. His dwelling-house to be sold, and the said Alice to have one third part of the proceeds by way of dower; four marks of the proceeds to be devoted to chantries for the good of the souls of John Fresshfissh and Alice, wife of the same, and ten marks to go to Alice his daughter. The residue to be divided among his three children Henry, Leticia, and Agnes. Release to John Cros of the remaining term of his apprenticeship. Dated Wednesday in Easter week, the Feast of S. Alphege, Archbishop [19 April], A.D. 1340.
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Ussher (Richard), tanner.—To Sarah his wife the tenement wherein he lived, with shops, &c., in the parish of S. Sepulchre in a little lane opposite the Flete Prison, for life; remainder to pious uses with the exception of ten marks, which are to go to John his son if alive. Also to the said John houses, shops, and land in the said parish of S. Sepulchre in the lanes called "Sacollane" and "Wandayeneslane," (fn. 5) subject to certain charges for a chantry. To Sarah, Johanna, and Alice his granddaughters, being daughters of Alice his daughter, the reversion of certain shops. To the aforesaid John, and to the heirs of the said John who may be free of the craft of tanners, he leaves his place and table in the seld called "Tannereselde" in the forum of Westchepe, parish of S. Mary le Bow; and in default to Ralph de Mordon, his kinsman, and the heirs of the said Ralph freemen of the said craft. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1339.
Roll 67 (58).
Monday the Vigil of the Feast of S. James, Apostle [26 July].
Page (Stephen), "coteller."—To Katherine his daughter four marks and all his implements of the craft (officium) of "cotellerie" and the remaining term of Robert and John his apprentices. His tenement in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury, together with all his goods and chattels, to be sold, and the proceeds, after provision for payment of his debts, for masses, &c., to be divided into three equal parts, whereof Marion his wife is to have one third by way of dower, and the other two parts are to go to Richard and John his sons. Marion his wife appointed guardian of the said John, and Robert Coteller guardian of the said Richard during minority. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1340.
Whereupon came Simon, son of Wolvin Cote, and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament, viz. as to land fifty feet in length and twenty-six feet in breadth, with appurtenances, in London, &c.
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Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].
Holcote (Thomas de), Rector of the church of All Hallows de Stanyncherche.—His body to be buried in the chancel of the said church. For the maintenance of the fabric of the said church he leaves the greater part of all his goods, and the residue to Sir Robert [atte Hyde], the rector of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth. Also to the said Sir Robert two marks annual quitrent in the parish of S. Vedast in Westchepe. Dated London, Tuesday before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1340.
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Podenhale (William de), woodmonger.—To Johanna his wife all goods and chattels which belonged to her before marriage, without inventory or appraisement being made thereof; also a tenement with a shop in the parish of S. Andrew Castle Baynard for life; remainder to Thomas his son. To the said Thomas certain shops and one moiety of a wharf in tail; and to John, son of William atte Hull, the other moiety of the same. Also to the said Thomas and John conjointly his "schuyt," (fn. 6) with appurtenances, in the custody of Walter Prentout. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1339.
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Ledred (Richard de), of the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate.—To Emma his wife his brewhouse in the said parish for life; remainder to Emma his daughter if she shall come (si veniat) during the lifetime of his said wife; otherwise (si non venerit) the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses. The residue, &c. Dated London, at his hostel, Friday next after the Feast of H. Trinity [11 June], A.D. 1340.
Roll 67 (69).
Monday next after F. of Translation of S. Edward, K. [13 Oct.].
Godchep (John), mercer.—To Felicia his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Mary le Bow for life if she remain unmarried; remainder to the Master and Brethren of the house of S. Thomas de Acon (fn. 7) for the maintenance of two chantries in the same church for the good of the souls of Jordan Godchep (fn. 8) and Matilda, wife of the same, Ralph Godchep and Margery, wife of the same, and others. The residue, &c. Dated London, Thursday next before the Feast of S. Michael, Archangel [29 Sept.], A.D. 1340.
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Hodesdon (Warin de).—To Loreta his wife her entire chamber; also a tenement situate opposite London Wall for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1338.
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Martyn (Richard) de Westbiry, called "de Burgstede," Rector of the church of Chelmersford. (fn. 9) Three tenements (situate in Bradestrete, parish of S. Benedict Fynk; in Shitebournelane, (fn. 10) parish of S. Mary Wolnoth; and in the parish of S. John Zakary respectively) to he sold by his executors to fulfil his testament if his other goods do not suffice. Dated London, the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1338.
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Someresham (John de), draper. (fn. 11) —To each of his sons John, Thomas, Richard, and Walter ten pounds of silver, and to Alice
his daughter twenty pounds of silver; the said children to remain in the custody of Isabella his wife until they are old enough to be put to a trade or marry. Assignment of Thomas de Nortfolch, his apprentice, to his wife; and release to John Passour, another apprentice, of his remaining term. Also to the said Isabella a tenement in Candelwekestrete, parish of S. Mary Bothawe, for life; remainder to his aforesaid sons in successive tail. The residue of his goods after payment of debts and legacies to be divided into two parts, whereof one part is to go to his said wife and children for their maintenance, and the other to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1339.
Roll 67 (80).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Wyght (Nicholas de), the king's tailor.—To Robert and John his sons ten marks of silver respectively for puttmg them out to apprentice and two of Ms best robes. To Matilda his wife forty shillings quitrent in Breggestrete, London, which the testator acquired by grant from the king, to whom the same had come by escheat, by reason of the former owner, Johanna la Mareschal, having been a bastard and having died without an heir. Dated London, 9 June, A.D. 1340.
Roll 67 (88).
Furnyval (Katherine, late wife of William).—Certain tenements to be disposed of by her executors for the space of six years for the good of her soul, after the determination of a prior estate held by John Besevile in the same; remainder to Avice and Alice her sisters. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Jerome, Confessor [30 Sept.], A.D. 1340.
Roll 67 (94).
Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].
Totenham (Nicholas de), brewer.—To John and William his sons the reversion of his brewery after the decease of Katherine his wife; and to Matilda and Mary his daughters a similar reversion of a certain messuage near Martelane. The residue of his goods, after payment of debts and necessary expenses, to go to his said wife for the maintenance of herself and children. Dated London, duodecimo (fn. 12) die Sabbati in Festo Sancti Valenini Martiris [14 Feb.], A.D. 1337.
Whereupon came John, son of Nicholas de Totenham, and put his claim upon the testament aforesaid.
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