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 48 EDWARD III.
Drayton (John), of the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate.—To be buried in the churchyard of the said parish. His brewery in Goldynglane to be sold by the vicar and certain parishioners of S. Giles aforesaid, after the decease of Margaret his wife, and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul. To William Mayheu, "grosser," he leaves a tenement in the same lane on condition that the said William discharge his debts up to the full value of the said tenement. Dated London, Saturday, 31 December, A.D. 1373.
And be it remembered that the aforesaid John Drayton was admitted to the freedom of the City of London and sworn when John Pecche was Mayor and John Cantebrigge was Chamberlain, and is entered in the Red Book of Redemptions of Freedoms and Apprentices, viz., 8 May, 36 Edward III. [A.D. 1362].
Poyntel (Gilbert), "curreour." —To be buried in the church of S. Alphege within Crepulgate, in the processional path (fn. 1) (in viâc processionis). Bequests to the said church, to various religious orders, lepers, inmates of hospitals and Newegate, the sisters of the Hospital of Elsingspitel within Crepulgate, and the Fraternity of the Resurrection of Christ in S. Paul's Church; also to Johanna atte Well his kinswoman, Agnes, daughter of William de Potenham, and others. To Alice his wife he leaves all his lands, rents, and tenements in the parish of S. Alphege aforesaid for life; remainder to the aforesaid William de Potenham and Cristina, wife of the same, the testator's daughter, in tail, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Alphege for one year after his decease; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 26 April, A.D. 1372. Roll 102 (10).
Rameseye (Robert de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Magnus at London Bridge. Bequests to the said church and to divers orders of friars in London, also for tapers and torches to be placed in several churches in London, and in the churches of Bottesbury (fn. 2) and Mounteneyng (fn. 3) in co. Essex. One hundred ells of white cloth of Gyldeford to be distributed among the poor on the day of his funeral. Bequests to his Fraternity of Salve in the church of S. Magnus aforesaid. To Elizabeth his wife he leaves all his lands and tenements within the City of London so long as she remain a widow, for the maintenance of Thomas, John, and William his sons, and Elizabeth his daughter. If she marry again he leaves to his aforesaid sons divers tenements in Bridge Street and in the lane formerly called "Steveneslane," but now called "Churchehawlane," and elsewhere in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid. To Elizabeth his daughter he leaves twenty shillings for her marriage and for putting her to a trade. Dated at Crokedlane, London, Friday next after Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (11).
Bachiler (Walter), draper.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of All Hallows de Bredstret. To Margery his wife he leaves one half of his movable goods and his (sic) entire chamber with appurtenances. The other half of his goods he disposes of by various bequests to Sir John de Clifton, rector of the church of All Hallows aforesaid, and other ministers therein, the vicar of the parish church of Wycombe, and others. To Simon his son, a friar in the house of the H. Cross (fn. 4) near the Tower, he leaves a piece of silver, four silver spoons, a red coverlet with white border and powdered with white circles of roses, and his second best mazer. To John, son of Richard de Knowslee, William, son of William atte Dene, Johanna his daughter and Robert de Lewkenore her husband, and many others, he makes similar bequests of money, cloth, or plate. Bequests also to divers orders of friars, and to the Warden of the Friars Minors he leaves six shillings and eightpence for a trental of S. Gregory (fn. 5) for the good of his soul; also to the inmates of Newgate, the anchorites of S. Giles without Holbourn and the hospital of the same, the alms box of the Fraternity of Tailors of London, &c. To Margery his wife he also leaves all his lands, tenements, and rents in Watlyngstrete in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete for life; remainder to the Prior and monks of the Carthusian Order (fn. 6) of the house of S. Mary near Westsmythefeld in pure and perpetual alms. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of the Chair of S. Paul (fn. 7) (sic), A.D. 1372. Roll 102 (21).
Cayton (Robert de).—To Richard his brother he leaves the reversion of all his tenements in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury in tail, after the decease of Reyna his wife, charged with the payment of an annuity to John his brother and to the rector of the church of S. Margaret aforesaid and ministers thereof. To John Doget de Boterwyk tenements within Neugate, on condition that the said John releases to Reyna his aforesaid wife all claim to the manor of Duket in co. Middlesex. Written in London with his own hand, 16 July, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361].
Haveryngg or Haveringg (Geoffrey).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepulgate. Bequests to the church of S. Giles aforesaid, for tithes forgotten, and the light of the great beam of the Fraternity of S. Mary and S. Giles in the same. The residue of his goods he leaves to Katherine his wife for her maintenance and the maintenance of Stephen their son, and for pious uses; also to his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life, with remainder to his said son. Dated London, 24 February, A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (39).
Burstalle (John), vintner.—To be buried before the high altar in the chancel of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lombardstrete. Bequests to the said church, the fraternity of the same, the fraternities of the Blessed Mary of Bedlehem and of H. Trinity near the Tower, and the five orders of friars in London. To Cecillia his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth aforesaid for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter for life, the said tenement being charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church during the lifetime of his said wife and daughter, and after the death of the latter the same to be sold for a similar use. Dated London, Palm Sunday, viz., 21 March, A.D. 1371. Roll 102 (43).
Cavendissh (Roger), skinner.—To be buried in the parish church of S. Mary de Cavendissh in co. Suffolk. Bequests to the said church, the church of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe and ministers thereof, and to the Friars Minors of London for celebrating five trentals of S. Gregory. Bequests also of money and household goods and chattels to Leticia his wife, John his son, and Agnes his daughter, to the last of whom he moreover leaves three shops in the parish of S. Mary Wolchirchehawe in tail, with remainder to Leticia his aforesaid wife for life, and further remainder for pious uses. His wife appointed guardian of his children during minority, she finding surety for the same at the Guildhall according to the custom. Also to his said wife he leaves the residue of his lands and tenements within the City of London for life; remainder as to one moiety to his aforesaid daughter, and as to the other, to pious and charitable uses. Dated at his hostel, 9 March, A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (45).
Russell (Richard), "paternosterer."—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard. Bequests to the old and new work of the said church of S. Paul and the tomb of S. Erkenwald therein, the rector, ministers, lights, &c., of the parish church of S. Michael le Quern, the fabric of the churches of Oxeborgh and the Abbey of Walden, and to Isolda and Basilia, his two sisters residing at Oxeborgh aforesaid. The residue of his goods, after payment of funeral expenses, bequests, &c., to be divided into three equal parts, whereof one is to be given to Richard his son, another to Lucy his daughter, and the third to be disposed of by his executors for the good of his soul. Also to his said son and daughter he leaves his tenement in Paternostererowe in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. A certain rent in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Oldefysshstrete to be devoted to keeping one obit for the souls of Robert Russel, Margery, wife of the same, and others in the church of S. Michael aforesaid. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. George the Martyr [23 April], A.D. 1374.
Galeys (John), servant of John Pecche.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary at Smythfeld. Bequests to the chapel of S. Mary aforesaid and ministers therein, also to the rector of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lombardstret. A certain tenement in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd near Estchep to be sold, and twenty marks of the proceeds to be given to his aforesaid master as compensation for peculations committed by him in his master's shop over against le Catfithele. (fn. 8) A shop in Cordwanerstrete left to him by William Galeys his father to be also sold for pious uses. Bequests of money or chattels to John Norhtwych, William Pecche, John de Bolford, and others. Dated London, 15 October, A.D. 1358. Roll 102 (55).
Thame (Robert de).—To be buried in the church of S. Michael Queenhithe near Margaret his former wife. To Rosa his wife he leaves one hundred marks of silver and all his movable goods, except a piece of silver and an enamelled mazer cup, which he leaves to William his son; also his dwelling at Queenhithe for life. Bequests to the fabric of the church of S. Michael aforesaid, the prisoners in Neugate, the lazars atte Nook (sic), the old work of S. Paul's, for the repair of the road called "Trilmullestrete," (fn. 9) between Clerkenwell and Smythfeld, &c. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid church and elsewhere for the space of nineteen years, and for three thousand masses to be celebrated as soon as possible after his decease. Bequests also to Johanna his daughter by Rosa his wife, and Juliana his daughter, a nun at Elenstowe (fn. 10) in co. Beds. To Henry le Weer, fishmonger, he leaves his term in a certain tenement atte Romelond (fn. 11) at Queenhithe. Mention made of Juliana, wife of William his son. Dated IX. Kal. March [21 Feb.], A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (70).
Horwod (John de), senior.—Bequests to the rector and clerk of the church of S. Peter de Bradstret. To Margaret his wife his shops in Bredstret in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof for life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to finding poor scholars at school, and for marriage portions for poor girls. His tenement in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle to be also sold, and sixty pounds of the proceeds to be devoted to repairing a road called "le Oldestrete," leading from the new churchyard without Aldrichgate to Isildon. (fn. 12) The residue to be divided into three parts. Of one part he leaves certain sums to the inmates of various hospitals, the lepers at Hakeneye and "Seintgilespitel," divers orders of friars, &c. His executors to cause seven trentals of masses or more to be said for his soul. The second part he leaves to his wife, and the third to John his son. His wife also to enjoy his leasehold interest in a field at Strode. Dated London, 23 February, A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (92).
Balsham (Matilda).—To be buried in Pardon churchyard (in cimiterio indulgencie) of S. Paul's. To the brethren and sisters of the house of Bedleem she leaves her garden situate within the cloister of the said house, in aid of the fabric of its church. Her tenement in the parish of S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate to be sold for pious uses. Bequests also to each of her godchildren, to the Fraternity of the Light of H. Cross in the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry, to the Fraternity of S. Giles without Crepulgate, to the fabric of a porche over the entrance to the church of S. Ethelburga aforesaid, and for the maintenance of the rood light in the church called "Seynt Iweyne," (fn. 13) before the crucifix; also to the rector of the said church, John, son of Richard Sherman, and others. Dated London, 20 February, A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (93).
Weston (John de), called "de St. Ives," brewer, of Colmanstrete.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, comprising a silver girdle in aid of the thurible called "sensere" therein; also to divers orders of friars so that each order say two trentals of masses for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Matilda his mother, Katherine, "Joseana," and Deonisia his late wives, and others; to every lazar house and every anchorite in London; also for the maintenance of lights of the Fraternity of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete and the Fraternity of S. Giles without Crepulgate, repair of belfries of the churches of S. Ethelburga within Bishopesgate and S. Margaret de Lotheburi, &c. For a pilgrim to go to Santiago (ad Sanctum Jacobum) in Gallicia on his behalf he leaves his best silver girdle and forty shillings. To John, son of Margaret his wife, Clemence and Agnes, daughters of the same, his servants, and others he leaves sums of money. To Henry Craft a new goune and a new robe of mottelee. (fn. 14) Acquits William atte Thole lodere (sic) of a debt, and leaves to a man called "Va donn lodere" a coat and hood. Geoffrey le Taverner at le bole in Chepe is to receive in ale from his aforesaid wife forty shillings, to which extent the testator had formerly defrauded him. To Sir William Scryveyn, Vicar of S. Peter's Church in the vill of St. Alban, twenty shillings. To his aforesaid wife he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr, viz., 9 July, A.D. 1373.—Also to Margaret, daughter of the said Joseana, six shillings and eightpence. To the hermit at Hakeneye twelve pence. Roll 102 (94).
Kendale (Leticia, late wife of William de).—To be buried near her late husband in the church of H. Trinity, London. Bequests to the prior and canons of the said church. To every poor person present at her distribution (ad participacionem meam) she leaves a silver halfpenny. Bequests of money, jewellery, or other chattels to Agnes, daughter of the aforesaid William Kendale, Eustace, son of William Wicher, and Matilda, daughter of the said William, William and Agnes, children of William Aleyn, Johanna, wife of the same, her apprentices, and others. To Richard atte Seler, William Aleyn, and John Hanekyn, senior, she leaves a new saddle (? cellam) with all its apparel respectively. All her lands and tenements within the City of London to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of chantry priests in the church of H. Trinity aforesaid. Dated London, 9 May, A.D. 1374.
Bristowe (Simon), clerk, son of William de Bristowe, late cordwainer.—His tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, S. Mary le Bow, and S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold, and out of the proceeds he leaves divers specific sums to the altar, the box before the cross, and the boxes of S. Katherine and S. Blase in the church of Lesnes, co. Kent; to the house of the Carthusian monks; to Margery, wife of Benedict Walkelyn, Johanna Colwell, and others. To the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbury he leaves his portifory with music lying in quires (prout jacet in quaternis (fn. 15)), and desires his executors to have it bound and repaired. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June], A.D. 1374. Roll 102 (98).
Sharnebroke (Thomas).—To be buried in the church of S. James near Garlekhethe. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein. His tenement in the parish of S. James aforesaid to be sold by Isabella his wife for pious uses. Dated Saturday the Feast of S. Edmund the Martyr [20 Nov.], A.D. 1372.
Siende (Edward), smith, of Holbourn.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to the church of the same and ministers therein, and also to the old work of S. Paul's. To Roger his apprentice he leaves "illam petram et la Glacer cum toto apparatu pendent' propinquius lincoln," (fn. 16) and a bed. To Cristina his daughter a bed, viz., coverlit and tester of blew. To John his son-in-law (filio meo in lege) a Jacke (fn. 17) of morre furred with foynes. (fn. 18) Also to Cristina his daughter he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. The residue of his goods he leaves to his wife, to whom he also leaves his leasehold interest in his forge. Dated London, in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, 26 September, A.D. 1374.
Potman (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus near London Bridge. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, also to the work of London Bridge and to the priest in the chapel upon the same. To Juliana his wife his tenement upon Fichwharf in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid for life; remainder to Guydo and Henry his sons in tail; remainder to the wardens of the Fraternity of Salve Regina in the aforesaid church. The residue of his goods to be divided equally among his said wife and sons. Dated the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1373. Roll 102 (147).
Glaston (Eustace de).—To be buried in the chancel of S. Olave's near the Tower, near the tomb of Margery his late wife. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, and for the maintenance of divers lights therein; also to Alice and Matilda his daughters, and James and John his sons. Richard de Norton and Katherine, wife of the said Richard, appointed guardians of the aforesaid Alice; Margaret his wife appointed guardian of the aforesaid James and Matilda, and John de Glaston appointed guardian of the aforesaid John, until they come to full age or marry, the said guardians finding surety before the Mayor for the time being at the Guildhall. His wife to have her dower out of the residue of his goods after payment of debts. Dated London, 26 April, A.D. 1374. Roll 102 (164).
Engulton (William de), Rector of the church of Sonderissh (fn. 19) in the diocese of Canterbury.—To be buried either in the chancel of the said church or according as the Master of the College of S. Laurence de Polteneye may arrange. Bequests to the aforesaid church and Master of the College, to Master Robert Brastyngton, and others. All his tenements and rents in London to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, the Vigil of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1374.
Whereupon John Asshewell, the King's Attorney, put his claim on behalf of the lord the King.
Andreu (James), draper.—Provision made for the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the church of All Hallows upon the Cellar out of rents of tenements in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, formerly belonging to Richard his father, Matilda his mother, and others. Bequest to the Master of the College of Corpus Christi in the church of S. Laurence near Candelwykstrete, so that the master, chaplains, and clerks of the same observe his obit as directed. To Katherine his daughter he leaves all the aforesaid tenements, subject to above charges, for life; remainder in trust for the church of All Hallows aforesaid; also his tenements in the parishes of S. Olave and S. Laurence in the Old Jewry for life; remainder to the Prior and Canons of S. Bartholomew's in Smythfeld, so that they provide two chaplains to celebrate for the souls of the aforesaid Richard, Matilda, James, Matilda (sic), and all the faithful departed. To the Prioress and Nuns of Kelbourne he leaves a tenement at the corner of Cordewanerstrete near Chepe in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, subject to an annuity to Isabella Bandon his kinswoman, a nun in that house. John Vyne, draper, his servant, to enjoy his leasehold tenements, held under the Priory of Dertford, in Cordewanerstrete in the parishes of S. Mary le Bow and S. Mary de Aldermarichirche. Dated London, Wednesday the Vigil of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1374. Roll 102 (171).
Pere (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Dionisius de Bakchirch. To Sir Henry, the rector of the said church, he leaves forty shillings, and to the parishioners of the same an entire vestment of velewet for a priest. To Helmyng his son the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Dionisius aforesaid, after the decease of Alice his wife, to hold in tail; remainder to Margery and Cristina his daughters in equal portions, and the heirs of their bodies; ultimate remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 27 October, A.D. 1374. Roll 102 (195).