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 5 RICHARD II.
Rous (John), fishmonger, of the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret.—To be buried in the churchyard of the said parish. Bequests to the said parish church, its ministers, and the light of the Holy Cross upon the high beam (super altam trabem); to divers orders of friars for Placebo and Dirige and solemn mass, and for providing each of their houses with bread and cheese and two barrels of beer to be consumed on the morrow after Placebo and Dirige; to the work of S. Paul's, the inmates of Neugate, the Marshalseas of the Bench and of the King's House, (fn. 1) prisoners at Storteford, lepers at le loke, [at] Hakeneye, and of S. Giles, the Hospital of S. Thomas de Suthwerk, the nuns at Stratford atte Bowe, John the hermit and Thomas the hermit; the poor sisters at S. Katherine near the Tower, S. James near Westminster, S. Giles de Holbourne, and at Elsyngspitel near Crepulgate; to Lora, a sister living at S. Antonin, to the Hospital of S. Thomas at Rome, the chaplains of S. Martin le Grand, &c. To Emma his wife he leaves a brewery called "le Glene on the hoop" in the parish of S. Magnus at London Bridge, devised to him by John Stodemerssh his father, and shops acquired from John Horn in Briggestret in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid, to hold for life, so that she provide certain tapers to burn in the churches of S. Magnus and S. Margaret respectively; remainder as to the brewery in trust for sale, the proceeds being divided between the Fraternity of the Salve in the said church of S. Magnus, Robert atte Glene his brother and Beatrix his sister, and their respective children, with remainders over to the work of S. Paul's and of the bridge at Rouchestre. The aforesaid shops to remain, after the decease of his wife, to the rector and parishioners of S. Margaret de Briggestret in trust for the maintenance of chantries. To Robert his brother, John and Henry, sons of the same, Beatrix his sister and Johanna, daughter of the same, Sir William Beverlee, and others, he leaves sums of money and chattels. Bequests also to the nuns of Stratford, Chesthunte, and Kylbourne, and for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus aforesaid for the souls of Sir Thomas Hatfeld, late Bishop of Durham, and others. Dated London, 5 July, A.D. 1381. Roll 110 (1).
Sudbury (Henry de), skinner.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard. Bequests to the rector and chaplains of the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkestret, to Agnes his daughter, a Minoress in the Abbey of S. Clare, London, Sir John his son, a monk of the Abbey del Bataill, (fn. 2) and William his son, a monk at Westminster, Walter Davy, and others. To Margaret his wife he leaves a life interest in certain rents in the parishes of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate and S. Olave "Eldiurie"; remainder to the Abbess and Convent of S. Clare aforesaid. To Katherine atte Condut, a sister of the Hospital of S. Katherine near London, he leaves the bed upon which he may happen to die. Dated the Vigil of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1375. Roll 110 (4).
Dymnel (Henry).—Leaves the reversion of certain tenements formerly belonging to John de Paston and Johanna, wife of the same, and situate in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate in the suburb of London, which he and Agnes his wife had lately acquired, by deed enrolled in the Husting of London for Pleas of Land held Monday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], 29 Edward III. [A.D. 1355], (fn. 3) from John de Horewode, senior, and others, to Friar John de Bokelond, Abbot of Oseneye near Oxford, and the convent of the same, in pure and perpetual alms. Dated at his house in the said suburb, 4 September, A.D. 1381. Roll 110 (31).
Serieant (Thomas), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolchurchawe. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, and to the chaplain of the Fraternity of S. Mary's Chapel therein. To Johanna his wife he leaves his leasehold interest in a house in Berebyndereslane (fn. 4) in the parish of S. Mary de Wolchircheawe, with rents in the same parish and in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry, for life; remainder in trust for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Mary, and for bequests to the inmates of Neugate and of various hospitals, to the fraternity of the chapel of S. Nicholas de Berkyngchirche near the Tower, and for other pious and charitable uses. Also to the rector of the church of S. Mary aforesaid and brethren of the Fraternity of S. Mary in Wolchirchhawe he gives a small parcel of land in aid of the said fraternity, charged with keeping his obit, the obit of Johanna his wife, and other services. Dated London, 9 May, A.D. 1380. Roll 110 (32).
Boteston (Geoffrey), "furbour."—Bequests to the church of S. Brigid and ministers of the same. To Alice his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid for life; remainder to John and Thomas his sons and Matilda his daughter in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 8 September, A.D. 1380. Roll 110 (59).
Bampton (John).—Leaves all his goods, movable and immovable, to be disposed of as his executors, of whom Sir William Courteney, Bishop of London, is one, think fit. To Isolda his wife a moiety of a hostel with adjacent shop in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less (fn. 5) (parvi) for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 19 August, A.D. 1381.
Chalton (John de).—To be buried near the stairs of the southern entrance to the church of S. Botolph without Algate. Bequests to ministers of the said church and for maintenance of a chantry therein, also to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, to the Convent of the Augustinian Friars, the lepers at le lokes, in the Hospital of S. James near Westminster, and at Hakeneye; the Fraternity of S. Mary in the church of H. Trinity within Algate, &c. Bequests also to Amy his daughter, Roger, son of John Chalton his son, and others. Certain houses in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid to be sold after the decease of Alice his wife, and the proceeds devoted to the repair of the said parish church and of roads and bridges, and other pious and charitable uses. The residue of his goods, after payment of debts and execution of his will, he leaves to his aforesaid wife absolutely. Dated London, 14 April, A.D. 1380.
Maserer (Simon le), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardonchirchawe." Bequests to the church of S. Matthew in Chepe, its ministers, and the Fraternity of S. Katherine therein, and the old work of S. Paul's. To Alice his wife certain tenements with shops in the parishes of S. Olave de Herthstrete (fn. 6) near the Tower and All Hallows de Stanyng in Martelane, for life; remainder to Henry his son in tail; remainder to the four wardens of the mistery (fn. 7) (de mistero) of Goldsmiths of London and commonalty of the same in pure and perpetual alms, on condition that they observe his obit, and the obit of his aforesaid wife, in the church of S. Matthew aforesaid. Dated London, 6 November, A.D. 1380. Roll 110 (89).
Rose (Cecilia, relict of Thomas Rose, clerk).—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Paternostercherche near the tomb of her late husband. Bequests to the said church, to every female recluse in the City and suburbs, and to Friar John Ingram, an anchorite near the Hospital of S. Katherine by the Tower. Provision made for chantries in the above church for the good of her soul, the souls of Thomas her late husband, Edmund their child, and others, and for keeping their obits, charged on rents in Ivylane and elsewhere. To the religious called "Chartres," living at the new churchyard (fn. 8) without Aldrichesgate, she leaves the reversion of certain rents for keeping the above obits. To Cecilia, daughter of Geoffrey Patrik her late clerk, a sum of money, a kirtel (curtam robam) of sanguyne, a mazer cup which Sir Peter, late rector of the church of S. Michael aforesaid, formerly gave to her, and a ring with a perle; and to John Norffolk, for being her executor, a sum of money, a plain gold ring, and her wooden bedstead of bord, with curtains, &c. Dated London, 10 June, A.D. 1380. Roll 110 (110).
Pyel (John).—To Johanna his wife all his lands, rents, &c., in the City of London and suburbs for life; remainder to the Dean and College of the church of S. Peter at Irtlyngburgh. (fn. 9) Henry his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated the Vigil of the Nativity of S. John the Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1378.