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 I.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.].
"La Coffrere" (Johanna, called).—Her house at Lothebery to be sold for charitable uses. Bequest to the fabric [of the chapel] of the B.V. Mary at S. Paul's of an annual rent. No date.
Roll 16 (33).
Meldeburn (Robert de).—To Thomas and Robert his sons houses and rents in the parishes of S. Mary de Staniggelane, S. Andrew Holeburn, and elsewhere. To Peter his son houses and rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate opposite the Red Cross and in the street called "Bechestrete." To Richard his son his seld in Westchep situate in the Cordwainery in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrate, opposite the pillory; a chest in S. Martin's seld near Soperlane; and rents in Soperlane, Colemannestrate, and the Shamble towards Neugate; also houses in Wytecroychestrate in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To William his son houses and shops in Wodestrate and Colemannestrate. One third of the rents, &c., of any son dying before coming of age to be devoted to the good of his soul and of the soul of Margaret his wife. No date.
Roll 16 (34).
Wagefeud (Falk de), vintner.—To Henry his son all his tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrate, saving to his wife Isabella her dower, out of which his daughter Matilda is to receive two marks annually. To Olive his daughter and to the Priory of Keleburne rents also in the above parish, the king's licence in mortmain to that effect being set out. His tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrate to be devoted to a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 16 (35).
Kelwedon (William).—To Alice his wife his mansion house in the parish of S. Edmund the King near Bercherverelane (fn. 1) and Langburnestrate, for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses; also his brewhouse in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth for life, with remainder to Henry his son. No date.
A memorandum is prefixed to the above testament to the effect that the testator had himself produced it in full Husting on Monday next after the Invention of H. Cross, anno 12 Edward I., and that the Mayor, by the advice of his Aldermen, had affixed the mayoralty seal thercto in sign of probate.
Roll 16 (36).
Kelwedon (William).—A supplementary testament. (fn. 2) To Simon his son five marks of the proceeds of his house in the parish of All Hallows de Fancherche; and to Henry his son for life a house in the parish of Wolcherche. To Alice his wife his house in the parish of S. Clement near Candlewystrate. No date.
Roll 16 (37).
Monday next after Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.].
Adrien (Ralph).—To Jacobina his wife for life his mansion house with which he had formerly endowed her at the church door (fn. 3) by deed; remainder to Peter his son: also rent of a large house tenanted by Paul and his associates, merchants of Lucca, situate near to his principal house. No date.
Roll 16 (40).
Brock (Adam le).—To Matilda his wife for life, for the maintenance of herself and children, his house near the churchyard of S. Mary le Bow. No date.
Roll 16 (41).
Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Benedict Tegulator. (fn. 4) —His house to be sold by his executors. No date.
Roll 16 (42).
Monday next after Ash Wednesday [28 Feb.].
Aguylun (Sir Robert), Knt.—To the Priory of Tortinton (fn. 5) his body and his mansion in the parish of S. Swythun, together with courtyard and garden, (fn. 6) and patronage of the church of S. Swythun in Candlewykestrate, with the exception of the tenter ground, (fn. 7) which he leaves to the chapel founded in his fief of Watton in aid of the poor. No date.
Roll 16 (54).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Rous (William le).—To Matilda his wife and Thomas his son all his houses, rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Antonin, S. Botolph without Alegate, S. Mary Matfelun, and elsewhere; remainder, in case his son should die first, to his said wife, her heirs and assigns, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid chapel of S. Mary. No date.
And forasmuch as the above devise to the said Matilda, her heirs and assigns, could not stand according to the custom of the City, she came into court and released the fee to the right heirs of the said testator, and claimed no more than a life interest in the above houses and rents. Accordingly, &c.
Roll 16 (64).
Ralph, Rector of S. Michael de Bassieshawe.—His quitrent of half a mark to be sold by his executors. No date.
Memorandum that the said testament makes no mention on what tenement the said half-mark is to be levied.
Roll 16 (72).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Frowick (fn. 8) (Henry).—To Isabella his wife rents in the parishes of S. Dunstan towards the Tower and S. Matthew in Fridaystrate. To John his son rents before the gate of S. Martin le Grand in the parish of S. Michael. To Reginald his son houses in Melkstrate and Yvilane, and a garden in the parish of S. Giles with four adjacent houses. To William and Stephen his sons shops in Eldefistrate, parish of S. Vedast. To Thomas his son a shop and rents in Westchep; and to Anketin his son rents in the parish of S. Agnes. To Johanna, Rosamund, and Johannetta his daughters shops and rents in Eldefistrate and elsewhere in the parish of S. Vedast, and at the Red Cross. No date.
And forasmuch as the above legacy to his wife was contrary to the custom of the City, the said Isabella came and claimed no more than a life interest in the said rents.
Roll 16 (80).
Essex (Sir Walter de), Knt.—His houses near Bissopesgate to be sold. No date.
Roll 16 (81).
Monday next before the Feast of Pentecost [2 June].
Dunioun (Ralph), Canon of S. Paul's. (fn. 9) —To the canons, vicars, and chaplains of S. Paul's who should be present at his anniversary four marks annual rent in the City of London, to wit, to the greater canons two and a half marks, and to the others of the choir twenty shillings, to be distributed according to the custom of the choir. No date.
Roll 16 (94).
Huggeleye (Robert, son of Robert de).—To Nicholas his brother twelve shillings rent of a tenement formerly belonging to Thypphanya his mother in the parish of S. Sepulchre. To Thomas, son of Adam de Foleham, rents in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwykestrate in Tamisestrate. Also to Avice, Nicholaa, and Lucy, daughters of the said Adam, a tenement and rents in the parish of S. Mary de Abbechirche. No date.
Roll 16 (96).
Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [9 June].
Mulvard (Cecilia le). —To Walter her son her capital mansion house, wharf, &c.; remainder in default of heirs to Johanna her daughter and Vincent her son. Also to the said Vincent and Johanna a shop and rents in the parish of S. Magnus de Brugestrate. To Thomas, son of Margery her daughter, two houses which are in the lane (sic). Her said children to maintain a trental for the good of her soul in the church of Berkingeschirch. No date.
The above Walter, being one of the executors, did not appear on the said day and year in full Husting, being in parts beyond the seas.
Roll 16 (103).
Paris (Simon de).—To Alice his wife his houses in the parish of Paternosterchirche for life; remainder to Agnes his daughter, and in default of heirs to Robert his brother. No date.
Roll 16 (104).
Sankedon (Geoffrey de).—To Richard his brother all his rents in London, with the exception of a house which he devises
to the Hospital of S. Mary without Biscopesgate, in redemption of a certain rent called "Melkrente," due to the said Richard by the testator. No date.
Roll 16 (105).
Monday the Morrow of Feast of S. Edward, K. and Conf. [13 Oct.].
Stanes (Richard de).—His house in the parish of S. Margaret de Brugestrate to be sold by his executors after the Feast of All Saints next ensuing. No date.
Roll 16 (109).
Marescal (Ralph), Lord of Horewell.—His house in Old Dean's Lane (fn. 10) (venella que dicitur veteris decani) to be sold for charitable uses. No date.
Roll 16 (110).
Coryngham (Robert de).—Bequests to the following religious houses, viz., the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity, London; the Hospital of S. Mary without Biscopesgate; the Prior and Convent of Ledes; (fn. 11) and the Abbot and Convent of Byle, (fn. 12) for pittances, &c. To William his son his capital messuage with house adjacent; and to Isabella and Agnes his daughters shops, &c., in the parish of S. Olave towards Alegate, near Cristemerelond, and elsewhere. Legacies also to Sabina, relict, and Robert his (her ?) son; (fn. 13) Felicia, relict, and Edith his (her ?) daughter; (fn. 14) William Torald and his (the testator's ?) mother; (fn. 15) and others. To the conduit of Berkynke two shillings annual quitrent of shops in the said parish of S. Olave. A curtilage near his part of la Maderhawe, and his rent in the parish of S. Olave aforesaid, to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 16 (111).
Richard Corigearius. (fn. 16) —His houses and rents in the parish of S. Margaret upon Lodingeberi to be charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the souls of Johanna his former wife and of Edith his present wife. To Edith his wife and Alice their daughter all his lands and rents, within the City and without, on the condition that if the said
Alice predecease her mother the same are to be sold for charitable uses. No date.
Roll 16 (119).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Assindon (William de).—To Katherine his wife his houses and rents in the City of London for life. To Petronilla his daughter the reversion of his capital house in Chepe, parish of S. Vedast, together with rents in Westchep, charged with an annuity to Isabella his daughter and the heirs of her body. To Agnes his daughter the reversion of houses in Bassingeshawe, parish of S. Michael, and a garden in the parish of S. Stephen in Colemanstrate, together with certain houses which John de Hanefeld held for life by marriage with Rose, another daughter of the testator, deceased. If the said Petronilla, Isabella, and Agnes should die without heirs, the said tenements to be divided equally between John de Westleye, his nephew, and Robert de Assingdon, brother of the aforesaid Katherine, and their heirs, charged with the payment of an annuity of two marks to John, son of Richard Ranguyllum. Indemnity for any loss by fire to be contributed by all beneficiaries pro ratâ.No date.
Roll 16 (129).
Fundur (Richard le), called "le Clerk."—To the fabric of the church of S. Botolph without Aldredesgate a house in the same parish in pure alms. To Edith his wife an annual quitrent of two marks for pious uses, and also his capital mansion for life, unless she marry again. Robert his son mentioned. No date.
Roll 16 (130).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Edmund, K. and M. [20 Nov.].
Keyleshale (Robert de), saddler.—To Agnes his daughter his house in Bredstrate, parish of All Hallows. To John his son rents in Grobbestrate, parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. No date.
Roll 16 (144).
Ispannia (John de).—To Master Henry de Reygate his house and shops in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof, to dispose of for the good of the soul of the testator. No date.
Roll 16 (150).