Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.
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ANNO 46 EDWARD III.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].
Tudenham (Thomas).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael in Bassynghawe. To Margaret his wife a life interest in all lands and tenements in possession or reversion after the decease of William his father, to whom he gives a general release of all actions, real and personal. Dated London, 20 December, A.D. 1371. Roll 100 (58).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Welde (William de), draper, citizen and Alderman. (fn. 1) —To be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Lotheburi. To Agnes his wife a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid for life; remainder to Simon his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Sunday, the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1371. Roll 100 (61).
Monday the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].
Not (John), pepperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe. Bequests to the said church for lights, &c., and to ministers therein; also to divers orders of friars, the old and new work of S. Paul's Church, the work of the church of S. Thomas de Acon, the inmates of Neugate and of several hospitals, lepers around London, the Sisters of S. Katherine near the Tower, and every hermit and anchorite in and around London. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid church of S. Mary for the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Juliana his mother, Adam de Salesbury, John Hamond, and others. To Cecilia his wife he leaves one hundred pounds sterling, all his personal clothing, and all domestic chattels. To Lucy his sister ten pounds, and a cup of silver with covercle. His executors directed to purchase cloth of Candelwykstrete, (fn. 2) whereof to make coats and hoods for distribution among the porters of Soperslane (fn. 3) who customarily served the Pepperers. A certain tenement which he purchased of Geoffrey de Northampton in Basynglane in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche to be sold, and the proceeds given to his aforesaid wife for her own use. To Thomas, son of John Warde, pepperer, he leaves a certain shop with wardrobe annexed, situate upon S. Giles's Hill in the street of Apothecaries in the suburb of Winchester, in tail; remainder to John, brother of the said Thomas, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid wife a certain tenement in the parish of S. Antonin for life; remainder to Agnes his niece, wife of the said John Warde, in tail; remainder in trust for sale by the rector and four parishioners of the aforesaid church of S. Mary de Bothawe for pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid niece the reversion of certain tenements in Bogerowe in the parish of S. John de Walbroke in tail, with similar remainder. All his balances, weights, brass mortars and pestles appertaining to his shop to be sold. Further bequests to his servants, and to the ordinary before whom his will is proved. Dated London, 7 March, A.D. 1369. Roll 100 (66).
Redeford (John), "glover."—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without and near Bisshopesgate. To Johanna his wife he leaves five shops in the parish of S. Alban in Woddestret for life; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds divided among his children. For the maintenance of the light of the fraternity of his craft he leaves twelve pence. Bequests also to the aforesaid church, ministers, and lights therein, as also to the anchorite living there and to the fabric of the belfry. Dated London, VII. Ides of March [9 March], A.D. 1370. Roll 100 (69).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Somersham (John), woolman.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Fancherche, before the altar of S. John the Baptist, if the parishioners will consent, otherwise in the church of All Hallows de Stanyng near the tomb of his grandfather. Various bequests to the church of S. Mary aforesaid, for maintenance of lights, &c., if he be buried there; otherwise the bequests are to go to the aforesaid church of Stanyng. Further bequests to the church of Fancherche and ministers thereof; also to the fabric of the conventual church of H. Trinity, London. Directions for funeral ceremony, burning of tapers, distributions to the poor, &c.; and provision made for chantries in the said church of Fanchirche. Bequests also to Alice his wife, Walter his brother, Katherine his sister, Johanna and Agnes his nieces, Isabella his brother's daughter, John de Kent, tapicer, and others, of sums of money and divers household goods and chattels, including a long painted chest of Flemish work. Also to Alice his wife his estate in certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherche for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the church of Fancherche for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his wife, Simon de Brunne, and others. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1368.
Roll 100 (71).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Kyngeston (Thomas), "Tortebaker." (fn. 4) —To be buried in the church of S. Peter in Bradstret near Matilda his wife. Directions for funeral and keeping his month's mind, and bequest for maintaining a chantry in the aforesaid church. To Agnes his daughter he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale, and one hundred shillings of the proceeds to go to each surviving son and daughter of the said Agnes, the residue being devoted to pious and charitable uses. Further bequests to the church of S. Augustine Pappeye, the Augustinian Friars, and to Thomas, son of William Wodemongere, his godson. Dated London, 6 November, A.D. 1371.
Roll 100 (87).
Cressewyk (Robert).—To be buried in the church of S. Leonard in S. Vedast Street. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein. A black cloth to cover his corpse at his funeral, the same being afterwards given to the poor. Bequests of money to Roger Bate de Norton, Elizabeth Southam, William Wodhous, and Agnes, wife of the same; and to William his brother his best horse. To Johanna his wife he leaves a moiety of all his movable goods to dispose of on his behalf as she would like him to do were he to survive her. Provision made for a chantry in the church of S. Benedict de Greschurche. Also to Johanna his wife he leaves two shops in the parish of S. Benedict aforesaid for life; remainder to William his brother. Certain rents without Crepulgate in the parish of S. Giles to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday, 21 April, A.D. 1372. Roll 100 (92).
Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Patrik (Geoffrey), "scryveyn."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary's Chapel in the new churchyard (fn. 5) near Smethefeld. Bequests to the said chapel, and to the church of S. Michael de Paternostercherche and ministers therein. Pecuniary bequests to John and Thomas his sons, Cecilia, Elizabeth, and Margaret his daughters; to John Wryght de Welle his apprentice; John Chamberleyn de Garton, chaplain; Friar John Ingram, a hermit at the place called "le Swannesnest" near the Tower; Sir Robert, a recluse monk near the Tower; Friar Richard de Swepeston, a hermit near the church of S. Laurence, Jewry, and Geoffrey, companion of the same; also to each of the four orders of friars, the three colleges of lepers near London, viz., at le loke, at S. Giles de Holbourne, and at Hakeney; the anchorite at Crepelgate and at Holbourne, &c. Also to John his son he leaves the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, after the decease of Isabella his wife, in tail; remainders to Thomas his son, Cecilia, Elizabeth, and Margaret his daughters, in successive tail. To his aforesaid wife he leaves the custody of his children so long as she remain unmarried, also twenty pounds sterling by way of dower of his movable goods, her entire chamber, and all beds, linen and woollen clothes, vessels, &c. The residue of his goods to be divided into two parts, whereof he leaves one part to his wife and the other to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 1 July, 45 Edward III. [A.D. 1371]. Roll 100 (103).
Carlell (Adam de), draper.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "le Pardoncherchehawe." Pecuniary bequests to John his son, Margaret his daughter, and Henry his bastard son. Mariona his wife appointed guardian of the aforesaid John and Margaret, and if she marry again both she and her husband are to give security at the Guildhall for due performance of that office. Also to his said wife he leaves all his ustilments, jewels, and house store for hall, chamber, pantry, and kitchen, and one moiety of the residue of his goods by way of dower and for her portion of his goods, the other moiety being devoted to pious uses. Further bequests to the church of S. Mary Magdalen de Milkstrete and ministers therein, the old work of S. Paul's, various religious orders and recluses; to the box of the Fraternity of S. John founded and maintained by the Tailors of London, the poor in the hospitals, the lepers around London, prisoners in Neugate and Marchalsea, and also at Storteford; the work of the new chapel of S. Mary near Westsmythfeld, his servants, and others. Provision made for four thousand masses, for keeping his month's mind, and for the maintenance of a chantry priest in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid. To John his son he leaves the reversion of his capital and larger mansion house in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstrete in tail; remainder to Margaret his daughter, to whom he similarly leaves his smaller mansion. In the event of both children dying without heirs of their bodies, the said mansions are to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves his leasehold estates at Camberwell and Shaldford, together with courts and franchises at the former place demised to him by the Earl of Stafford. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1370.—Also to Richard Wakfeld, Richard Acres, Thomas Gerkyn, and others he leaves various cloaks and pieces of armour, comprising a haubergeoun, (fn. 6) a basinet, a pair of gloves of plate, a large basinet with ventall, (fn. 7) a pair of panns (fn. 8) and braaz. (fn. 9)
Roll 100 (105).
Monday the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Cavendissh (Stephen de), Alderman.—To be buried in the choir of S. Thomas de Acon, near the Conduit of London. To Friar Roger his son, of the order of Friars Minors, he leaves an annuity of forty shillings, charged on a certain tenement in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate; remainder to Cristina his daughter, a nun at Chesthunte. To the Master and Brethren of the house of S. Thomas the Martyr de Acon, near the Conduit, he leaves an annual quitrent in the parish of S. Mildred de Bredstrete, on condition that they provide a certain number of tapers at his obit, and sing a Placebo and Dirige, &c., upon his anniversary for the good of his soul, the souls of Thomas his father and others. Bequest of rents in parish of S. Mary le Bow in augmentation of chantry founded by his father in the church of S. Mary de Colcherche. To Roger Pyek, son of his younger brother John Pyek, he leaves certain rents in the parish of S. Martin Orgar in tail; remainder to Thomas Pyek, son of his elder brother John Pyek, in tail; remainder to Richard, son of Richard de Cavendissh. To Matilda his wife all his rents and tenements in the City of London and suburbs not otherwise disposed of, so long as she remain a widow, with remainder to his infant en ventre sa mère, if any there be. Dated London, Wednesday, 13 July, A.D. 1372.
Roll 100 (117).
Thorp (Robert de), Knt.—All his movable goods to be expended for the good of his soul, and his rents, tenements, reversions, and services within the City of London to be sold for the like purpose. Dated 29 June, A.D. 1372. Roll 100 (120).
Berewyk (Robert), clerk.—To be buried in the church of the Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate. Bequests to the said church and canons of the hospital, whether priest or otherwise, as well as to the canons of the Hospital of S. Mary de Elsyngspitell. To Johanna his wife he leaves certain tenements acquired under the will of Robert White, (fn. 10) fishmonger, in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd near Estchep, and also the reversion of a tenement in Rethereslane in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, and certain rents acquired from the Prior and Convent of Latton in co. Essex. His said wife to hold the same so long as she remain unmarried; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be divided among his children. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1368.
Roll 100 (122).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Alright (Hugh), "chaloner." (fn. 11) —To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Stanyng. Bequests to the said church for repair of vestments, books, and other ornaments, &c.; also to the Fraternity of S. Mary in the church of S. Benedict de Grescherche, and divers religious orders. Bequest for purchase of woollen cloth, white and russet, for covering his corpse at his funeral, the same to be afterwards distributed to the poor. Bequests of money, clothes, &c., to Peter his brother, Richard, son of the same, Avice his sister, Henry Stoute, "Degher" (fn. 12) of Watford, his servants, and others. To Katherine his wife he leaves shops in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for life; the reversion of the same to be sold immediately after his own decease, and the proceeds devoted to payment of debts and fulfilment of his last will. Dated London, 18 February, A.D. 1371. Roll 100 (127).
Hore (Thomas), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher near le Stokkes, London. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; to John, Thomas, and Gido his sons, Juliana his sister, John Longe, his servants, apprentices, and others; also to the work of S. Paul's, to the lazars atte Loke, and in the hospitals towards Hakeneye and Tiborne. (fn. 13) The residue of his goods, after payment of debts, he leaves to Agnes his wife, and also the custody of his aforesaid sons. Dated London, 5 June, A.D. 1370. Roll 100 (130).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.].
Shaftysbury (John), "Felmongere."—To be buried in the chancel of S. John upon Walbrok. Bequests to the said church, its rector, ministers, &c. Bequests also of money, mazer cups, and other chattels to Alice his mother, Sir William his brother, Sir William Lelman his uncle, Petronilla his sister, John Monk, skinner, and others; as well as to the fabric of the churches of All Hallows and S. John at Shaftysbury. (fn. 14) To Agnes his wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. John upon Walbrok for life; remainder to John his son in tail. To Collecta his daughter the reversion of a certain shop in tail; remainder to her sisters (not named). Dated London, Friday, 4 January, A.D. 1369.
Roll 100 (140).
Hynelond (William), clerk.—Bequest of a pair of vestments with a cope, a pair of corporals with case of striped cloth to match the vestments for service at the high altar on feast days wheresoever he may be buried; also a new missal, a chalice, two towels, and a frontal. Further bequests for the maintenance of the light of S. Mary in his church of S. Olave near the Tower, and of the light of Wolwyrchers in the same; to various orders of friars, the brethren and sisters of the hospitals of S. Thomas de Southwerk, Elsingspitele, S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, S. Giles without Holborne, and others; to prisoners in the King's prisons, viz., in Neugate, in the Marshelsea at Westminster, Hertford, Royston, Colchester, Canterbury, Rochester, Sarum, Ilchester in co. Somerset, the prisons of Dorset and Exeter, as well as in the bishops' prisons, viz., at Storteford, Canterbury, Rochester, Westminster, Sarum, Wells, and Oxford. Also to the work and choir of S. Paul's, the work of London Bridge, the Prior and Canons of H. Trinity, the Abbot de la Tourhill, &c. Directions for supply of torches and wax tapers with herces (fn. 15) (cum braunchis) and mortars, (fn. 16) &c., at his funeral and obit. Also for the use of the perpetual chaplains in S. Paul's Church he leaves a dorser and banker to match, powdered with birds and roses, and the sum of five shillings for their pittance. Further bequests, among others, to Hawisia his sister, William Pybaker his cousin (consobrinus), John Stacy his godson, the Fraternity of S. Katherine in the aforesaid church of H. Trinity, the box of the Fraternity of Tailors of London, and the work of the church of Braughyng. (fn. 17) Certain tenements in the parish of S. Olave aforesaid he leaves in trust for keeping his obit in the church where he may happen to be buried. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1371. Roll 100 (141).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].
Ellerton (John de), the King's Sergeant-at-Arms.—His best horse to precede his corpse at his funeral by way of principal. (fn. 18) Provision made for torches and for one thousand masses for the good of his soul, the souls of Robert Ellerton and others. Bequests to the church of Stepulmordon (fn. 19) towards expenses of pavement and stalls in the chancel; also to the church of Braddefeld for covering it with new straw; to various orders of friars at Cambridge, and the convents of Rouspere (fn. 20) and Chesthunt; also for repair of the highway leading from the church of Stepulmordon to the manor of Sir Edmund Cheyni; to Margery his wife and Agnes his sister; Margery, daughter of John Disford his brother; Sir Roger, the rector of the church of Bassyngbourne; (fn. 21) Sir William Belle, the rector of the church of S. Mary Stuvekey, (fn. 22) and many others. His tenement in Fanchirchestrate to be sold for pious uses. The residue of his goods he leaves to his aforesaid wife in trust for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of the Assumption of B.V. Mary [15 Aug.], A.D. 1372. Roll 100 (168).
Monday next after Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.].
Herreth (William), cordwainer.—To be buried in the church of S. Stephen in Colmanstret. Bequests to the said church for lights, &c.; also to the Fraternity of S. Stephen, divers religious orders, and the Fraternity of S. Mary founded for (by?) cordwainers in the church of the Carmelites. (fn. 23) To Juliana his wife he leaves houses and shops in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid in fee. Further bequests of money or chattels to Johanna his sister and Matilda her daughter, John Pottenhith, William Tebaud, and others. Dated London, 6 January, 46 Edward III. [A.D. 1372–3].
Then full I went by London Stone,
Throughout all Canwyke Street,
Drapers much cloth offered me anon.