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 17 EDWARD III.
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paud [25 Jan.].
Brayneford (Thomas de), fishmonger.—His tenement opposite the church of S. Magnus the Martyr to be sold, and ten marks of the proceeds to go to Agnes Ospynel, and the residue to Agnes his wife, together with the rest of his goods. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1342.
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Erthyngton (William de).—His body to be buried in the church of S. Bartholomew, London, at Smethefeld, if so be the prior and canons will undertake to provide a chantry there for the good of his soul, in which case he leaves them certain rents; otherwise he wishes to be buried at the convent of S. Elena upon the same conditions, and in the event of the nuns declining, he wills the aforesaid rents to be sold by his executors and Friar William Laurence of the Preaching Order, and to be disposed of by them as may seem best for his soul, and his body to be buried where they shall ordain. Dated Hampstede Mareschal, (fn. 1) the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1342.
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Monday the Morrow of Feast of Purification of V. Mary [3 Feb.].
Despenser (John le).—To Margaret his wife and Thomas his son all his tenements and rents, to hold for their lives and the life of the survivor by service of a red rose at the term of the Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June]; remainder to his right heirs. Dated Cokham, (fn. 2) Wednesday the morrow of [All] Souls [2 Nov.], A.D. 1339.
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Monday need before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Mareschal (Nicholas), Parson of the church of Staunton Seint Quintyn (fn. 3) in the diocese of Salisbury, and Prebendary of Gnoushale (fn. 4) in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.—To William de Seint Quyntyn tenements within Bisshopesgate, charged with certain payments to Thomas, the brother of the testator, and to William de Stafford, and for pious uses. Dated London, Friday the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1342.
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Saye (Agnes, late wife of Ralph).—Her body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. To John de Weston, parson of the church of Angerham, (fn. 5) all her lands and tenements in the lane called "Hosierslane" in the said parish of S. Sepulchre. Dated London, Thursday, 6 March, A.D. 1342.
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Monday next after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May].
Herlawe (Maurice de), saddler.—To Agnes, late wife of William de Herlawe, certain rents in Redecrouchestrete, parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses, together with other rents in Chepe, parish of S. Vedast. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], A.D. 1342.
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Bath (Nicholas de), clerk.—A tenement in Ivylane, parish of S. Faith of the Crypt of S. Paul's, to be sold for pious uses. To Isabella his wife and Nicholas his son a tenement situate in the high street of Wells for their several lives. To Robert his son all his tenements in the lane which is called "Gropelane" (fn. 6) in the borough of Wells, formerly belonging to John Hichecok. To Thomas his son a tenement in the lane called "Wetelane" in the same vill. To Katherine his daughter the reversion of a tenement in the high street of Wells, opposite the church of S. Andrew. To Alice his daughter a seld or shop in the same street. Dated London, 13 April, A.D. 1343.
Whereupon came Isabella, wife of the testator, and put her claim as to the tenement situate in Ivelane devised to be sold, for recovery of her dower, &c.
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Chelmersford. (Walter de), carpenter.—His body to be buried in the porch of the church of S. Andrew upon Cornhull. His shop in the said parish of S. Andrew to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to Agnes his wife, and certain specified sums out of the other moiety to be given to the work of the aforesaid church, to the Friars of the H. Cross, to the Rector of S. Mary atte Naxe, the Rector of S. Augustine Pappey, and divers hospitals. Also to his wife the remaining term of Richard his apprentice. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1339.
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Hakeneye (Richard de).—His body to be buried in the church of S. Mary atte Hull, under the image of the Annunciation (sub ymagine beate Marie et Angelo nunciante). Bequests for
the maintenance of a lamp and chantries in the same church. Pecuniary legacies to Nigel, Richard, and Alan his sons, Johanna, Petronilla, and Leticia his daughters, and to the infant in the womb of Alice his wife; also to William, son of Richard de Lambhethe, his godson. To his said wife all his tenements and rents in the City of London and in the suburb for life. To the said Nigel divers tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower and elsewhere, together with the advowson to the church of S. Mary atte Hull. To Richard his son tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldredesgate. To Alan his son his tenement called "Cokedonhall" (fn. 7) in the aforesaid parish of S. Dunstan, and other tenements in Martelane near "Cokedonhall," parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche, and in the parish of S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate. To Cristina his daughter, wife of Richard de Lambheth, a shop in Estchepe, parish of S. Leonard. To Johanna his daughter a tenement near Billynggesgate, parish of S. Mary atte Hulle. To Petronilla his daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldredesgate. To Leticia his daughter a shop also near Billyngesgate. Also to Godeleva, daughter of Emma his sister, a tenement in the aforesaid parish of S. Dunstan for life. To Alice his wife his term and estate in the manor of Bedemangore in co. Kent by virtue of a statute merchant to him made by Sir William de Cheyne, Knt., late tenant in fee of the same. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1342.
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Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
In the Lane (Richard), currier.—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Cristina his wife, her heirs and assigns, his mansion house, &c., in the said parish of S. Giles if she can discharge his debts and pay twenty shillings to his son Thomas within one year after his decease; otherwise the same to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue, if any, to go to his said wife. Also to the said Cristina the remaining term of John Absolon, his apprentice. Dated London, in the aforesaid parish, Monday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 16 Edward III. [A.D. 1342].
Whereupon came the aforesaid Cristina and disclaimed to hold the said tenement to her, her heirs and assigns, but claimed to hold it for her life only, &c.
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Monday the Morrow of Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Frisel or Fresel (James), senior.—Devise of all his tenements in the City of London formerly belonging to Robert de Ely to the church of S. Paul, to provide a chantry therewith for the good of his soul, and the souls of Robert and Alice his father and mother, and Isabella his daughter, security being given for the same as Sir John de Stonore and James the testator's son may direct, subject to the laws and customs of the City of London. Dated at Bledelawe, Friday in Whitsun week, 15 Edward III. [A.D. 1341].
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Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Pontesbury (Adam de), brewer.—To Agnes his wife his mansion house in Candelwykestrete for life; remainder to William and Johanna his children. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Tiburcius, Martyr [14 April], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].
Roll 70 (102).
Monday the Morrow of Souls [2 Nov.].
Telmestere (Cristina la), late wife of Walter de Heston.—Bequests to the church of S. Mary Magdalen de Eldefisshstrete to Nicholas, John, and Simon her sons; and to Katherine her daughter. Her said son John to be maintained out of the profits of her tenement in the said parish of S. Mary Magdalen for the term of four years after her decease, and the remainder to be devoted to pious uses. After the expiration of the said term Thomas her son to have the option of purchasing it for eighty pounds sterling, to be paid to her executors for fulfilment of this her testament. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], A.D. 1343.
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Spray (John, son of Ralhi).—A tenement in the parish of
S. Bototyh without Aldresgate to be sold for the maintenance of six chantries in the said parish church; the residue of the proceeds to be divided between Elena his wife and his two children in equal portions. Two other tenements with five shops in the same parish, and also a tavern in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles, to be divided equally between Clement and William his sons. His wife appointed guardian to his said sons during minority, she giving security as for orphans according to the custom of the City of London; in the event of her death before they come of age his brother Thomas to take her place without rendering any account. Dated Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Dionisius, Martyr [9 Oct.], A.D. 1343.
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Gaugeour (William le), vintner.—To Isabella his daughter, a nun at Kellebourn, an annuity charged on all his tenements. To Sarah his wife land, houses, and shops in the parishes of S. Martin Vintry, S. Michael Paternostercherche, and others for life; remainders to Thomas his son and Margaret and Alice his daughters and the heirs of their respective bodies; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses for the soul of the testator, and the souls of Godfrey his father, Margaret his mother, and others. A bequest of an annuity to William atte Lee, his kinsman. The residue of all his goods, &c. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1343.
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Monday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.].
Gladewyn (Walter).—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Somersete. The reversion of all tenements, rents, and wharf which he and Alice his wife had of the gift and feoffment of Sir John de Hicchen, parson of the church of S. Antonin, in the said parish of S. Mary de Somersete, to be sold, and specific sums out of the proceeds to be given to Richard Longeman, his kinsman (cognato), and for the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church, and also to Richard his son and Alice his sister. The residue to be divided among his other children if they can be found; otherwise (si inventi non fuerint) the same to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, Friday
next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1343.
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Pykeman (Thomas), fishmonger.—Alice his wife to cause two trentals (fn. 8) to be performed for the good of his soul every year so long as she shall live. To his said wife the messuage wherein he lived, situate upon la Fisshewharf, with shops, for life; remainder to Adam his son in tail; remainder to Thomas his brother. To Johanna his daughter six silver spoons and a cow, together with the reversion of a cup called "Note"; (fn. 9) also two feather beds, with two "Travesayls," (fn. 10) a "coverlyt," and six linen sheets. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1342.
Roll 70 (133).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].
Chaundeler (Alice, late wife of Thomas le, near Grascherche).—Her body to be buried in the church of S. Dionisius near the tomb of her husband. Provision made for a chantry in the said church. Dated Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1342.
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Horn (John) de Suthewerk.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Benedict de Grascherche before the rood (coram cruce). To Egidia his wife and her heirs his tenement in the said parish of S. Benedict aforesaid, subject to a payment of ten pounds sterling to Thomas Horn, his brother, within one year after his decease. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.], A.D. 1342.
Whereupon came the aforesaid Egidia and disclaimed to hold the said tenement in fee, but claimed to hold it for life only according to the custom of the City.
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Atte Puwe (Thomas).—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Benedict Fynk. To Alice his wife for life the reversion of tenements in the parishes of S. Pancras in Sopereslane, S. Benedict Fynk, and S. Michael de Cornhull, after the decease of Katherine his mother and Avice, daughter of Henry le Wympler, subject to an annual charge of twelve shillings to Edmund atte Cherche, his kinsman; remainder to pious and charitable uses; also the reversion of a tenement called "le hors atte hope" among others in the same parish, and of a seld called "Arraces selde." (fn. 11) Dated London, 17 July, A.D. 1342.
Whereupon came Richard Lacer and put his claim upon the said testament, to wit, as to the tenements in the parish of S. Pancras above devised.
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