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 6 RICHARD II.
Middelton (John de).—All his tenements, rents, &c., in the City of London to be sold after the decease of Isabella his wife, and his debts paid; the residue to be divided among John, William, and Matilda his children, saving to his said wife her reasonable part. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Commemoration of S. Paul [30 June], s.a. Roll 111 (4).
Chesthunte (Walter, son of Sir Walter de, Knt.).—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Thomas the Martyr "Dacon," near the tomb of his father. Bequests to the master and brethren of the said church, to the high altar of the church of S. John the Baptist at Dunstall, (fn. 1) to Simon atte Gore, John Donat, and others. In the event of his children dying without an heir of their bodies, he leaves the reversion of certain lands and tenements in Bokeleresbury in the parish of S. Stephen upon Walbrok to the Master and Brethren of the House of S. Thomas de Acon aforesaid for the maintenance of chantries; remainder, in case of default, to the maintenance of London Bridge, so that the wardens of the same provide the chantries as directed. Dated London, 23 October, 50 Edward III. [A.D. 1376].
Atte Seler (Richard).—To be buried in the churchyard of H. Trinity, London. His tenement over against the church of H. Trinity to be sold, and certain sums out of the proceeds to go to John atte Seler his elder son and John his younger son. To John Mounde he leaves a goune taune with one Ray and hood for the same; and to Margery his daughter five marks, a coverlyt, a canevas, and pair of sheets. Dated Saturday the Vigil of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], A.D. 1382. Roll 111 (37).
Boklond (Richard) of New Alresford. (fn. 2)—To be buried in his vault (in arca mea) in the chapel of S. John the Baptist at New Alresford. Bequests to the fabric, lights, and relics [of the church or shrine] of S. Swithin (fn. 3) at Winchester, to divers orders of friars, and to the Fraternity of the Kalendar (Fraternitati Kalendare (fn. 4)) of Winchester; to the fabric of the church of Old Alresford, &c. Provision made for funeral obsequies and chantries. To John Kampard, John Parys, John Stratton, John Fykaisse, and others, he leaves lands, tenements, cattle, and corn, comprising land lying "in quarentena," (fn. 5) called "Atte Nasshe" and "Benethe Wey," and cottages in the Soke (in Soka (fn. 6)). To Thomas Bayon certain lands and a tenement called "Chaultiers," subject to an annual payment of five shillings to the chapel aforesaid, and a charge of twenty shillings to John Bayon. To John atte Rygge and John Luhde a messuage situate near the Newehall in New Alresforde, and abutting upon le Brodecroft near le Graunge. To Johanna his wife all his lands, tenements, &c., in the vills of New Alresforde and Winchester and the City of London, except those already devised, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses; also his tenement situate near Nywebrigge in the vill of Winchester in fee. To Stephen Gylmyn and Richard, son of the same, he leaves a cottage upon le Sok (super le Sok). His testament sealed with the seal of the Deanery of New Alresford and the official of Old Alresford, his own being but little known. Dated New Alresford, Monday next after the Feast of Purification of B.V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1381.—Also to John Boteler and Alice, wife of the same, he leaves a tenement in New Alresforde. To Asselota Bye a shop between his new hall and Carteregate for life, &c.
Lucas (Robert), goldsmith.—To be buried in the Monastery of Westminster. To Margaret his wife a life interest in his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Michael in Hoggenlane; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Isabella his former wife and others. Also to his said wife he leaves certain lands and tenements, formerly belonging to John Blount, in various parishes to hold in fee, unless they be redeemed by the said John Blount by payment of ninety-two pounds within one year after date. His tenement in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothbury to be sold for charitable uses. Dated London, 2 September, A.D. 1382. Roll 111 (56).
Haunsard (Henry), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Margaret, Virgin, in Bruggestret. Bequests to the said church and ministers of the same. To Matilda his wife certain rents of a tenement called "dolfyn o the hop" in the parish of S. Dionisius de Grascherche, and the residue of his goods after payment of debts and funeral expenses. Dated Wednesday, the Feast of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1379.
A codicil dated the Eve of the Nativity of the B. V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1382, confirming the above, and granting bequests to the work of S. Paul's, to each order of friars in London, and for the maintenance of a chaplain in the aforesaid church of S. Margaret. Roll 111 (57).
Atte Brom (William), tanner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles aforesaid (fn. 7) (sic). Bequests to the church of S. Giles and ministers of the same, comprising his best leaden Trough. Directions as to conducting his funeral. Alice his wife to enjoy his dwelling-house for life; remainder in trust for sale, and one hundred shillings of the proceeds to go to his son Walter, the residue being devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church. To Isabella his daughter he leaves certain shops for life, subject to various charges, and in case of default the same are to go to increase the estate of the light of the great beam in the church aforesaid. Releases to his apprentices a portion of their respective terms. Dated London, 25 December, A.D. 1381. Roll 111 (69).
Besouthe (John), tanner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepulgate near the tomb of his children who rest there. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, the light of S. Mary above the great beam, and the light in the basin (in pelv') therein; also to the mendicant friars of London, the inmates of the new Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshoppesgate, the lepers in the Hospital of S. Giles without Holbourne, &c. Provision made for tapers to burn at his funeral and observance of his month's mind, and also before the images of S. Katherine, S. Mary over the font, and of Christ called "Trinite" in the aforesaid church, as well as before the images of S. Mary "de Newerk" in S. Paul's, and of S. Mary in the church of S. Mary le Bow. To Juliana his wife he leaves a life interest in his dwelling-house, garden, &c., in la Morestret in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Other tenements in the same parish to be sold after his wife's death for like purposes. Dated London, Monday, 1 October, A.D. 1380. Roll 111 (71).
Greyngham (William de).—To be buried in the porch of the church of S. Margaret de Lothebury. Bequests to the said church and ministers of the same, and to divers orders of friars in London; also in aid of the chantry founded by William de Iford in the said church. To Alice his wife certain rents in the parish of S. Margaret for life; remainder to Sir Roger de Farendon, rector of the aforesaid church. Also to his wife all his lands and tenements in Colmanstrete in the same parish for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses; and also his leasehold interest in a tenement without Bisshopgate. Dated London, 10 November, A.D. 1382.
Warener (John), otherwise called "Walsyngham," armourer.—To be buried in the church of the Carmelite Friars. To the Friars Minors of London he leaves a silver cup with covercle. To Johanna his wife the reversion of certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Colchirche for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses.—By codicil annexed to this his testament he declares his will as to certain lands and tenements in the vills of Ware and Amwell, (fn. 8) namely, that his aforesaid wife should have a life interest therein, and after her decease that the same should be sold and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul, except forty shillings, which he leaves to the Abbot and Convent of Waltham Holy Cross. Dated 30 August, A.D. 1382.
Longeneye (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "le Pardounchirchehawe." Bequests to the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Oldefysshstrete and ministers therein, the old work of S. Paul's, and divers orders of friars in London; also for the maintenance of two chantry priests, one in the church [blank] aforesaid, and the other in the church of S. Mary Mountenhaut. To John Hille his apprentice he leaves his wharf called "le Saltewharf" in the parish of S. Michael de la Quenehuth, his interest in a creyer, (fn. 9) and a sum of money. To Margery his sister, Gilbert Coke, John Tuwyn, and others, he leaves sums of money and divers goods, including a gilt broche and a pair of bedes of haumbre. (fn. 10) Dated London, 28 May, A.D. 1382. Roll 111 (138).
Peutry (Felicia, relict of John).—To be buried in the church of the Carthusian house near West Smythfeld, near the tomb of her late husband. To the prior and monks of the said house she leaves certain rents issuing from her tenement called "le holceler" in the parish of S. Margaret de Bruggestret, so that they observe her obit and the obit of her late husband on the Feast of S. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr [5 June], with Requiem and Placebo and Dirige with music on the vigil of the said feast. To Johanna her daughter, a nun of the house of S. John the Baptist of Halywell, other rents in Bogerowe in the parish of S. Antonin. The above tenements, subject to the charges aforesaid, she leaves to John Curteys de Peterborough and Alice his wife, her daughter. To William Waddesworth, pepperer, the reversion of tenements called "le holceler" and "le brodegate," and rents issuing from the tenter-grounds (de tentoriis) of the Fullers in the parish of S. Margaret de Bruggestret. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, Archbishop [19 May], A.D. 1381.
Guldeford (John de), "paneter."—To be buried in the choir of the Preaching Friars at Staunford, or if he happen to die in London, in the Priory of S. Bartholomew at the feet of the prior last deceased. To Katherine his wife he leaves one half of his movable goods, to be disposed of by her on behalf of Thomas and Gervase his sons. Bequests to the church of S. Nicholas near the Shambles and ministers of the same. Directions as to funeral obsequies. Friar William Seynlys to celebrate a trental of S. Gregory (fn. 11) at stated times, and other masses to be celebrated in the church of S. Andrew, Staunford. Bequests to divers orders of friars in London and Staunford, to the nuns of S. Michael, Staunford, to hermits and anchorites in and near London and Staunford, the nuns of Clerkenwell and Stratford, the work of the churches of Duffeld and Mogynton, co. Derby, and every church in Staunford where daily mass is said; also to John, son of Johanna his late wife, Thomas Wykes his son and Gervase, foster-brother of the said Thomas (germano suo), to Robert his son, of the Duke's pantry (in panetria ducis nunc existens), and others. Bequests also for two pilgrims to go to Rome and cause masses to be said for the good of his soul in the chapel of the Blessed Mary called "Scala Celi." (fn. 12) Certain tenements in New Lynne [and] in the parish of S. Nicholas in the vill of Systerne, (fn. 13) which he had of John Systerne, to be sold for pious uses.
The same day and year he leaves to Katherine his wife all his fee simple rents in London to hold for life; remainder to the Priory of S. Bartholomew, charged with an annual payment of ten marks of silver to the Prior and Convent of the Carthusian Order near Smethefeld for the maintenance of a special chantry priest, and with a further annual payment to the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Smethefeld for the maintenance of the sick, &c. To Richard Couland his kinsman he leaves his lands in Duffeld, co. Derby. Dated London, Saturday the Vigil of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], A.D. 1382. Roll 111 (159).
Mitford (Johanna, relict of John, late draper).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Melkstrete, of which church she is a parishioner, near the tomb of Walter Frowyk. Bequests to the said church and ministers of the same, and provision made for torches and tapers to burn on the day of her funeral and her month's mind, the torches being afterwards given to the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid, and the parish churches of Sunderyssh, co. Kent, and S. Mary de Iver, co. Bucks. Her executors are to hire the larger tapers of twelve pounds according to the custom, the lesser tapers of six pounds remaining in the said church for the use and relief of the poor who die in the parish. Her funeral expenses to be moderate, without pomp or vain glory. To Alice Dale, John, son of Henry Padyngton, William Kelsey, and others, she leaves divers sums of money and chattels, comprising a bed embroidered with dogs with demicelure, a mazer and godettes, and her best gown (gonellum) furred with grey. (fn. 14) To Juliana her daughter, now the wife of Robert de Louthe, she leaves a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale by the rector and certain parishioners of the same for pious and charitable uses. Among other bequests she leaves to an old tailor in Melkstret, living opposite her house near Bradele, the sum of twelve pence; and to Johanna de Kent, living in Westram, (fn. 15) two shillings. Desires that a cloth of russet be put over her coffin at her funeral, which shall afterwards remain in the hands of the rector and churchwardens of the aforesaid church, together with one of her own sheets, for the service of poor parishioners when they die. Dated London, 18 October, A.D. 1382. Roll 111 (164).