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 12 RICHARD II.
Renham (Thomas), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard. Bequests to the old fabric of the said church and for the maintenance of chantries for one year next after his decease. To Robert, son of William Polil de Dylyngham, he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. John Zakary in S. Vedastlane, another in the same lane and in the parish of S. Leonard, and another in Goderoun Lane in the parish of S. Vedast; also rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Laurence in Old Jewry and S. Peter, Westchepe, to hold in tail, with remainder to John Polil, brother of the same. To Reyna his sister certain tenements in Petiwales in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngchirche for life; remainder to the aforesaid John Polil. To Richard Polil all his tenements in the parishes of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete and S. Giles without Crepulgate. To the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's he leaves a tenement in Goderounlane in the parish of S. Peter in Westchepe; and to the fabric of the church of S. John Zakarie a large spiceplate silver gilt. Bequests also to divers orders of friars, the inmates of certain hospitals, the Charterhouse in London, Thomas Holdegryme, and others. To Sir John Eccleshale, rector of the church of S. Matthew in Frydaystrete, he leaves a silver nut garnished and gilt. Dated London, 11 May, A.D. 1388. Roll 117 (2).
Kyrketon (John), "stokfishmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, and to the fraternity of priests into which he had been received as a member. To Matilda his wife he leaves his brewery called "le lamb on the hoop" in Thamisestret in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid, together with houses, shops, &c., in Thamysestret in the parish of S. Michael de Crokedlane, for life, the reversion of the same to be at the disposal of the said Matilda and William Godesone de Kyrketon his kinsman. The residue of all his goods he leaves to his said wife and to William his son for the maintenance of his children. Dated London, Thursday the Vigil of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1387. Roll 117 (7).
Atte Castel (William), armourer.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Margaret upon Lothebury. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, and for the maintenance of a chantry therein, and to various orders of friars for saying Placebo and Dirige, as also for four trentals of masses of the Holy Trinity and four trentals of masses of the Holy Ghost. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid for life, desiring her to cause thirty masses to be said every quarter for the good of his soul, she to sell the reversion of the same during her lifetime if she wishes, with the advice of Roger Clee. Dated London, 6 August, A.D. 1386. Roll 117 (18).
Knotte (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in S. Anne's Chapel in the church of S. Mary Stanynglane. Bequests to the said church. To Agnes his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Stanynglane and S. Olave for life; remainders to John his son, and to John, Thomas, and William, sons of William Knotte de Fulham, in successive tail male; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Bequest also to Sir Richard Knotte his kinsman, a monk of Stretford. Dated London, 24 July, A.D. 1388.
Wodegate (Alice), widow.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Dionisius de Bakcherche near John Wodegate her late husband. To the rector of the said church she leaves a mazer cup with silver stand, to the use of the said church a coupe of silver for making a chalice, and sums of money to each chaplain. Provision made for tapers to burn at her funeral; after her month's mind the same to be to the use of the beam-light in the aforesaid church. To the Prioress of Kelbourne she leaves a large basin and ewer. To the Preaching Friars of London a white cloth of Blanket, (fn. 1) to the Friars Minors a cloth of russet, and similar bequests to others. To John Brook her servant she leaves a small cup of mazer with silver stand, a coat of mail with aventaill, and horn of Bugle (fn. 2); and to other servants she leaves gowns. Her tenements in the parish of S. Dionisius aforesaid to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses for the good of her soul, the souls of her late husband and others. One moiety of the residue of her goods to be devoted to a chantry in the said parish church, and the other to be given to the poor and sick lying upon couches, such as cannot work for their living. Dated London, 23 May, A.D. 1387. Roll 117 (44).
Frere (John), "wirdrawer."—To be buried in the church of S. Martin Pomer in Ismonggerelane. Bequests to the rector and clerks in the said parish church; also for the purchase of two candelabres of tin (de stanno), and for the maintenance of the light of the Fraternity of S. Katherine therein for the space of twenty years, and in default the bequest is to be devoted to the rood light. To Rosia his wife he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Martin Pomer absolutely. Dated London, 5 February, A.D. 1387. Roll 117 (90).
Warwyk (Robert), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary le Bow, with the permission of the rector and parishioners. Bequests to the said church for ornaments, &c., also to its ministers, and to the common box of the Fraternity of S. Mary established by the Drapers therein. To Robert his son he leaves one hundred shillings for putting him to a trade. To Isabella his daughter a silver water-dish with leathern cover to fit it. A certain tenement and shops in the street and parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete he leaves to trustees to convey the same to Alice his wife, they taking security for due payment by her of his debts and legacies within a year after his decease. William Boyville, clerk and notary public, mentioned as a witness and as having been the writer of the testator's will. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec.], A.D. 1388.
Atte Grene (Simon).—To be buried in the church of S. John upon Walbrok. Bequests to the said church, and to various orders of friars in London for masses for his soul; also to John and Andrew his godsons, Andrew Shaldeford his apprentice, Margaret Passelewe, and others. Provision made for a chantry in the aforesaid church for twenty years next after the decease of Matilda his wife. Dated London, Friday next after the birth of our Lord [25 Dec.], A.D. 1372. Roll 117 (99).
Carleton (Thomas), "brouderer." (fn. 3) —To be buried in S. John the Baptist's Chapel within the north gate of S. Paul's. To the Master of the Fraternity of S. John the Baptist, London, its four wardens, and their successors he leaves a rent charge on his tenements in the parish of S. Alban in Wodstrete at the corner of Adelane, for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid chapel; in default the said rent to go to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City for the same purpose. Bequests also of a vestment of blue silk, namely, a chasuble with white amice, stole, phanon, girdle, together with two frontals, two curtains, two towels, a cushion for supporting a book, a chalice with corporas and cover, two cruets, a bell, and a paxbred of silver to serve in the said chapel. Five marks to be expended upon a marble slab to put over his place of burial, having his shield of arms worked in laton in the middle of a cross and a record of the day of his decease. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his tenements, rents, &c., and a tenement called "le lyon on the hope," with shops, &c., in Wodestrete in the parish of S. Alphege, for life, unless the same has to be sold to discharge his debts; remainder to Agnes his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Bequests also to the churches of S. Peter de Wodstrete in Chepe and S. Alban in Wodstrete; to Emma his mother, William his brother, Marion his wife's sister, and others. To the aforesaid chantry he further leaves in reversion two books, viz., a Bible (unam bibletecam (fn. 4) ) and a Legend of Saints. Dated 25 December, A.D. 1382. Roll 117 (100).
Strousburgh (John), "brauderer."—To be buried in the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein. To Bernard, son of Tilmannus de Put, now living with him, he leaves twenty pounds sterling. After the decease of Johanna his wife he wills that his tenements with dovecot, gardens, &c., upon Houndesdich in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate, remain to Alice his daughter. Dated London, 9 November, A.D. 1388. Roll 117 (101).
Mody (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate, to which he leaves sums of money. All his lands and tenements in the county of Middlesex (except two acres of arable land in the parish of Shordich, which he leaves to Cristina his daughter) to be sold, and the proceeds to go in part to Johanna his wife, and in part to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church. Also to his said wife he leaves tenements in Redecrouchestrete and in pe Moorstrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated 13 July, A.D. 1388.