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 11 RICHARD II.
Bleseworth (Laurence), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Athelburga near Johanna his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers of the same. To Alice his wife he leaves a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Athelburga for life; remainder to Agnes his daughter in tail; ultimate remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his said daughter divers household chattels, including a coverlit and tester of red material worked with unicorns, another coverlit and tester of green and grey, and three pieces of tapestry of blue worked with grey treyfoylis, (fn. 1) two silver cups with two saucers (fn. 2) to match, two masers, neither of his best nor of his worst, &c., also all his cattle and growing crops upon his manor of la lye. To Hugh his bailiff on his manor in the vill of Enfeld, and to Johanna, wife of the same, he leaves two cows and two quarters of wheat, and a gown furred with foynes (fn. 3) (cum funis). To other servants divers bequests, including furred gowns, a silver girdle with baselard arrayed with silver, a white horse with saddle and bridle, &c. Dated London, 28 October, A.D. 1386. Roll 116 (3).
Warbulton (Robert).—Makes his testament as to those tenements in the City of London which formerly belonged to John Aubrey, and of which he had been enfeoffed jointly with others. His share in the said tenements he leaves to William Parker and Dionisius Lopham until such time as his executors have been repaid the sum of eighty pounds disbursed by him in various ways on behalf of the said John Aubrey, after which his said share is to be surrendered to his joint feoffees to carry out the terms of John Aubrey's will. Dated London, 11 June, 10 Richard II. [A.D. 1387]. Roll 116 (25).
Pole (Katherine de la).—All her lands, tenements, &c., in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry, S. Nicholas at the Shambles, S. Mary Magdalen near Oldefisshestrete, and S. Benedict near Pauleswharf at "Petrelanehende," to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, 16 June, 10 Richard II. [A.D. 1387].—Richard Forster, one of her executors, to have the right of preemption of her tenements at Petrelanehende by ten pounds.
Pole (Katherine de la), citizen and free-woman of the City of London.—Another testament, as to her tenement in Philippeslane near the Hospital of S. Mary de Elsyngspitell within Crepulgate, which she leaves to the prior, canons, and convent of the said hospital in frankalmoign, desiring them to observe her obit as directed. Each inmate of the hospital attending the service to receive sixpence, as well as those prevented by illness from so attending; the canons themselves receiving six shillings and eightpence to expend, after their labour, in their refectory by way of common pittance. Dated London, Tuesday, 2 July, 11 Richard II. [A.D. 1387]. Roll 116 (29).
Rydere (Robert), "Brasier."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew upon Cornhull. Bequests to the said church of S. Andrew, its ministers, light of S. Mary, &c., therein. To Cristina his wife all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of his father and mother, Katherine, Alice, and Cristina his wives, twenty pounds of the proceeds going to Sir John Rider, chaplain, the testator's son, for prayers for his soul. Dated London, 10 January, A.D. 1386. Roll 116 (33).
Doget (Walter), vintner.—Testament concerning his tenements in the City of London. To Alice his wife he leaves his leasehold interest in a certain tenement in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep, held for eighty years under the Prioress of the house of S. John the Baptist at Haliwell near London; so that his said wife maintain a chantry in the aforesaid parish church during her lifetime for the good of the souls of Thomas his father, Leticia his mother, John de Croidon and Cristina, wife of the same, John Doget, and others; remainder after the decease of his said wife to John his son in tail; remainder to the rector and parishioners of S. Leonard aforesaid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his wife, Thomas, Thomas (sic), Lucy, Robert, and John his children, John Doget his grandfather, Agnes his grandmother, and others. Also to the rector and parishioners aforesaid and their successors he leaves an annual rent issuing from a certain messuage and shop in the said parish, on condition that they provide tapers to burn before his tomb on the day of the Preparation (per diem paraseve) and following days, and afterwards in the chapel of the Blessed Mary in the said church. The said messuage and shop to go to John his son, saving the aforesaid rent, in tail after the decease of his wife; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses as aforesaid. Also to Alice his wife he leaves tenements and reversions in the parish of S. George near Estchep and elsewhere for life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. Also to his said son he leaves tenements and reversions in the parishes of S. Bartholomew the Less (fn. 4) and S. Margaret de Briggestrete, provision being made for safe custody of the same during minority; also his mansion house in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid, and shops in the aforesaid parish of S. Margaret, to hold according to the terms of the testament of Thomas Doget his late father, enrolled in the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], 26 Edward III. [A.D. 1351-2]. (fn. 5) Another testament concerning his chattels referred to. Also to Alice his wife certain rents for life in the parish of S. Magnus the Martyr of Bryggestrete; remainder to Walter Broun, rector of the said parish church, and others. The Mayor and Recorder of the City to superintend the sale of certain tenements and rents, for which each is to receive one hundred shillings. Dated London, 20 July, 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375]. Roll 116 (65).
Mordon (Alice, relict of Simon de, late "stokfisshmongere").—To be buried in the church of S. Michael in la Crokedlane. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, the old and new work of S. Paul's, the five orders of mendicant friars in London, the inmates of various hospitals and the poor sick on beds (in grabatis) within the City and suburbs of London, and the lepers at le loke, near Hakeneye, and near the Hospital of S. Giles without Holbourne. To Sir William de Walworth, Knt., she leaves her best girdle, and to Dame Margaret his wife her best jewel. Bequests also to Johanna her kinswoman, to the child of Thomas de Fulham by the said Johanna, John Olyver, her servants, and others. All her lands, tenements, &c., in the City and suburbs to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of chantry priests in the churches of S. Michael in Crokedlane and S. Michael upon Cornhull, and to providing marriage portions for poor girls, educating poor boys, the relief of debtors, repair of roads, and similar charitable uses. Dated London, Friday the Feast of SS. Tiburcius and Valerian [11 Aug.], A.D. 1385. Roll 116 (67).
Mordon (John), called "Rothyngge," stockfishmonger.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Mary atte Hill. Matilda his wife to take the issues and profits of all his tenements in the parish of S. Edmund the King in Lumbardestret until his son Henry come of age; and if the said Henry die during minority, then until his son John come of age. If both sons die without issue of their bodies, the said tenements are to go to the Mayor and Commonalty of London, and to the Wardens of London Bridge for the time being and their successors, for the maintenance of the said bridge. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.], A.D. 1385. Roll 116 (78).
Lunt (Roger), tailor.—To be buried in the choir of the church of S. Brigid de Fletstrete under the lamp. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to the fabric of S. Paul's, various orders of friars in London, to the almonry of the Fraternity of Tailors of S. John the Baptist of London, the inmates of various hospitals, and prisoners in Neugate, Ludgate, and Flete, &c. Provision made for chantries and for torches to burn at his funeral, to carry which twelve poor men are to be employed, clothed in gowns of russet with hoods. Bequests also for a chantry in the church of the vill of Stutton, co. Suffolk, where he was born. To Sarah his wife he leaves a tenement near Fletebrigge for life, so long as she remain unmarried, otherwise the same is to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to chantries in the church of S. Brigid aforesaid. Among other bequests are the following:—To Nicholas his son a coat of mail formerly fitted with Basinet, a dublet lined with coat of mail (cum lorica infra ordinata), a pair of gloves of Plate, a bed, coverlet, &c.; to Johanna his daughter a sum of money, a bed and coverlet with tapestry worked with birds of a dark colour, a matras, sheets, &c.; to Agnes his sister, living at Holbrok, co. Suffolk, three yards of blue cloth, price four shillings a yard, for making herself a gown; to John Samford de Fulham a coat of mail with long sleeves and a pair of gloves of Plate; to Robert Mauncer a gold fermail "anaymayled"; and to Reymund Goldsmyth his new short baselard. Dated London, 20 November, A.D. 1387. Roll 116 (79).
Cok (John), chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull near Johanna his late wife. Bequests to the said church, its chaplains, and Fraternity of S. Anne therein. Directions for his funeral and disposal of torches after his burial, one of which he leaves to the use of the church of Leyton atte Stone. Bequests to various orders of friars for Placebo and Dirige and other offices for the dead, and for the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull; also to the inmates of various hospitals. Releases William Perendon, chandler, a debt, and moreover leaves to the same all his vessels with vinegar (cum vino agro) lying in his house in the parish of S. Peter upon Cornhull, except one jar which he leaves to the use of Isabella his wife. Also to Alice his wife (sic) he leaves forty shillings, and a pot and brass plate such as Isabella his wife may select. His lands and tenements in Cornhull and Fynkeslane in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid to be sold by Isabella his wife and his other executors, and one third of the proceeds to go to his said wife, and the residue to be devoted to works of charity for the good of his soul. To Ralph Massy, fishmonger, and Johanna, wife of the same, his daughter, he leaves his leasehold interest in certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid, charged with annuities to Nicholas, William, and William (sic) his sons, otherwise they are to maintain his said sons in their own house. Dated London, 8 April, A.D. 1388. Roll 116 (90).
Cook (John), otherwise called "Atte Harpe," brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher, London, before the image of S. Christopher. Bequests to the said church, and to various orders of friars in London, and to the Friars Minors at Colchester, for masses. To John his son he leaves one hundred pounds sterling, certain measures of wheat, barley, and oats, three horses, three cows, and a moiety of all his sheep, as well as beds, cups, and other household chattels; also his leasehold interest in a tenement called "le Harpe" with shops in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull. The residue of his movables he leaves to Johanna his wife in the name of dower. Dated London, 12 October, A.D. 1387. Roll 116 (91).
Hale (Richard), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of H. Trinity near Algate, near his father. Bequests to the prior and canons of the said church, the high altar and ministers of the church of S. Mary de Wolchirchawe, and the Fraternity of the Salve in the same; also to Katherine his sister, a Minoress, and to the Sisters Minoresses without Algate; to Alice, another sister, and Agnes his daughter. Provision made for a chantry for two years next after his decease. The residue of his goods he leaves to Isabella his wife, Agnes his mother being paid what is owing to her. Dated London, 2 October, A.D. 1387. Roll 116 (97).
Thornhille (William), "armurer."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid. Bequests to the ministers of the church of S. Brigid, and provision made for a chantry therein for three years next after his decease. His tenement in the parish of S. Brigid to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament and last will. To the Ordinary of the Lord Bishop of London he leaves his silver seal, having his arms thereon, for probate and fee of his testament. Dated London, 10 April, A.D. 1388.
Halfmark (John), citizen and "smyth."—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew Hubert near Estchepe. Bequests to ministers in the said church and for the maintenance of chantries therein; also to the use of the Fraternity of S. Loy (fn. 6) and the Fraternity of S. Katherine near the Tower. To Isabella his wife all his lands and tenements in the parish of Shordich for life; remainder as to two thirds to Thomas his son, and as to the residue to Alice his daughter, wife of John Marschal, "irmonger." Also to his said wife all his lands and tenements within the City of London for life; remainder wholly to his aforesaid son. Also to his said wife he leaves a life interest in his leaseholds in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid; remainder to his said son and daughter in equal shares. Dated London, 9 February, A.D. 1386.
Cok (Robert), glover.—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus at London Bridge before the altar where he used to stand. To Richard senior, his son, he leaves all his tenements and wharf called "Drynkwatereswharf," in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid, in tail, except a shop which he leaves to Nicholas his brother for life; remainder to Richard junior, his son, and Nicholas his son in successive tail; remainder to the aforesaid Nicholas his brother in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife and others. To William his brother a bakehouse and other houses in the parish of H. Trinity the Less in Knyghtriderestrete for life; remainders over. Also to Richard junior, his son, in tail, he leaves his tenement called "littellondon" (fn. 7) with houses and gardens in the parish of All Hallows called "atte Walle," situate near a tenement belonging to the work of London Bridge, and extending from the highway near London Wall towards the north as far as the ditch of Walbrok on the south; remainders over. To Nicholas his son the reversion of a tenement in the same parish, after the decease of Johanna his wife, in tail; remainders over. Dated London, 5 June, A.D. 1388. Roll 116 (123).