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 10 EDWARD I.
A memorandum of his testament having been certified as good by William le Rous, his son, both as to legacies to William de Gravesend and John le Rous, brother of the said William; so that neither the said William nor his heirs nor assigns can make any future claim, except for ten shillings rent which the said John allowed to have been granted to the said William and his heirs by the said testament.
Wimpler (Henry le).—To Thomas his son his shop in Winchester market and his chest in the seld of Robert de Arraz. To John his son the reversion of his house in Bradestrate in the parish of S. Benedict Fynck after the decease of Alice his wife. To Katherine and Avice his daughters houses in the same parish. To Alice his wife for life rents in the parish of S. Antonin. To Johanna his daughter in tail houses in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhulle. His heir to have no power of sale over his estate, but the same always to devolve by inheritance to next heirs. No date.
Roll 13 (21).
Jurdan (John).—Mariota his wife appointed guardian of John his son and heir, and of all messuages appertaining to the said John, until he be apprenticed to a fitting trade. In default of heirs of the said John the aforesaid messuages to be sold for pious uses and for the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Andrew. No date.
Roll 13 (36).
Stebenhethe (fn. 1) (John de), senior.—To Cecilia his wife for life his capital tenement in the parish of S. Benedict de Garscherche; remainder to John de Stebenhethe, junior, his nephew, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Benedict for the souls of the testator and of Matilda his late wife. No date.
Roll 13 (46).
Lung (Robert le), fishmonger. —To Salomon his son and Juliana his daughter houses and rents in Crokedelane. To Juliana his wife a house in the parish of S. Michael, with a shop in Bregestrate, for life; with remainders to Salomon and Juliana aforesaid, and, in the event of their dying under age, to pious uses. No date.
Roll 13 (48).
Strogoyl (William de).—To Henry "legalays," (fn. 2) his father, his house situate without Alegate in parish of S. Botolph. A waste piece of land near the same to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 13 (55).
Berkwey (Andrew de).—His tenements in Felipeslane (fn. 3) and without Crepelgate in the parish of S. Giles to be sold. No date.
Roll 13 (70).
Gysors (John, son of Peter de).—To John and Anketin his sons rents in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle; and to Margaret his niece, daughter of Johanna his sister, rents in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche for life, with which to provide herself with clothing. His houses in the said parish of Paternostercherch to be sold to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 13 (71).
Chalers (Eustace de).—To Avice his wife and her heirs his house in parish of S. Stephen de Colemannestrate. Also to his said wife two other houses in the same parish for life; remainder over. No date.
The said Avice came into court and claimed no more than a life estate in the said house.
Sigar (Laurence).—To Geoffrey le Seinturer (fn. 4) and Agnes, wife of the same, his houses in the parish of S. Martin near Candlewystrate, situate in S. Nicholas Lane near Candlewystrate. No date. Roll 13 (73),
More (Thomas de la), "tanur."—To Agnes his wife two houses at Estsmethefeld for life. To Alice de Leyton his dwelling-house for life; and to Alice his mother his capital messuage at Hondesdich for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
The aforesaid Alice de Leyton came and challenged the testament, saying that the testator was not of sane memory for the space of two years before his decease so as to make a testament.
Convers (William le).—To Hugh, his wife's son, a house in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd. To Agnes his wife a house in the parish of S. Swythun, and rents at Wolcherhawe; also houses and rents without Neugate, in S. Clement's Lane, and the parishes of S. Mary Wolcherhawe and S. Adelburga, (fn. 5) for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Geoffrey le Dubber (fn. 6) and his daughter the reversion of certain houses. No date.
Afterwards he made a codicil wherein he revoked a legacy of a house in the parish of S. Alburga towards Bissopesgate given above to Geoffrey Davit, and left it instead to Agnes his wife for life; remainder to pious uses. Accordingly the legacy is allowed to stand in its original form with the exception of what he revoked, because the revocation was proved to have been made whilst he was of sound memory.
Nasing (Roger de).—A house in the parish of S. Mary de Mattefelon (fn. 7) above the Bishop of London's fee to be sold to pay his debts. To Avice his wife for life houses in the parish of S. Benedict at the Wodewarve, near the tenement which he had by gift of the Abbot of Oseneye; remainder to pious uses. No date.
The devise allowed to stand so far as it relates to property within the City.
A memorandum of his testament having been proved, with the exception of a clause wherein he left to Cristiana his wife and to his children, as well by his first wife as by the said Cristiana, all his tenements and rents in the City of London, to be divided among them in equal portions, which was not admitted; but the testament was admitted as to the following clause, in which he willed that if the aforesaid tenements and rents could not be equally divided among them, the same were to be sold by his executors and the proceeds distributed proportionally between the said Cristiana and his children.
Columbars (fn. 8) (Matthew de), Knt.—His houses in the City of London to be sold for fulfilment of his testament according to the direction of his executors. No date.
Roll 13 (101).
Wengham (Robert de).—To Dionisia his wife for life his houses situate near Henry de Newport (sic), and also his houses which he bought of the Brethren of Oxford; remainder to William his son. No date.
Roll 13 (105).
Rous (John le).—To William le Rous, his nephew, all his tenements in the parishes of S. Botolph without Alegate, S. Antonin, and S. Mary Matrefelun, subject to a rent charge for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Botolph aforesaid for the souls of the testator, Richard le Rous his father,
Agnes his mother, and others. This devise he had confirmed by deed under seal delivered to his aforesaid nephew. No date.
Roll 13 (106).
Walebrock (Richard de).—To the church of S. Thomas de Acon and brethren of the same the reversion of his house in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrock after the decease of Cristiana his wife, for the maintenance of chantries in the said church. No date.
Roll 13 (107).
Mouner (Richard le).—To Walter his brother a tenement which he bought of Hercellin le Schipwreyte; to Vincent his brother rents which he bought of Henry de Kovintre; and to William his brother his house in Smethelane, with remainder, if the said William should die under age, to his brother Vincent aforesaid. No date.
Roll 13 (112).
"Maydegod" (Juliana, called).—To Ralph her nephew and to Robert Russel certain shops for life subject to an annual charge for masses for the good of her soul. At their decease the same to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 13 (116).
Doget (John).—To Agnes his wife his capital messuage for life, with remainder to Robert his son. To Thomas his son his new house with shops in the parish of S. Leonard. To Hamo de Hethe and Alice, wife of the same, shops and rents in the parish of S. Margaret de Lotheberi. No date.
Roll 13 (125).