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 22 RICHARD II.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Thame (William), fishmonger.—To be buried in the Hospital of S. Thomas de Suthwerk. Bequests to the said hospital, to various orders of friars, to the hospitals of S. Thomas, S. Bartholomew near Smythefeld, S. Mary without Bysshopesgate, and of Elsyngspytell, the churches of S. Mary Overy and S. Mary Magdalen in Suthwerk, the altar of S. Thomas de Acon, &c. To Thomas his son forty shillings. To Juliana his wife all his rents and tenements in the City of London, after discharge of legacies, for life; remainder to his aforesaid son in tail; remainder to Robert Louthe, junior, his kinsman. Dated at the Hospital of S. Thomas in Suthwerk, Friday next before the Feast of Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], A.D. 1396. Roll 127 (1).
Newport (William).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael upon Cornhull. His tenement in the parish of S. Michael, Queenhithe, to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to the good of his soul, the souls of James his father, Isabella his mother, and others. Dated London, 24 May, A.D. 1398. Roll 127 (5).
Monday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Burwell (Amycia, wife of John), late wife of John Waldegrave.—To be buried in the cloister of the College of S. Laurence de Pulteneye near Candelwykstrete, near the body of John Waldegrave her former husband. Bequests to the master and chaplains of the said college, to the fabric of the church of Clothale, (fn. 1) the lepers atte loke near Suthwerk and at Hakeney. To Nicholas her son twenty shillings. A place called "Scottisplace" in the vill of Clothale to be sold for pious uses. A tenement in the parish of S. Michael in Crokedlane to be also sold in accordance with the will of her first husband, (fn. 2) and sixty pounds sterling out of the proceeds to go to John Burwell her present husband, to be disposed of by him for the good of her soul. Dated London, 14 September, A.D. 1395. Roll 127 (35).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.].
Willesdon (Richard).—To be buried in H. Trinity Chapel in the church of S. Dunstan near the Tower. His feoffees of tenements at lestokkes in the parish of S. Christopher de Bradstrete are directed to maintain a chantry in the said parish church for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes and Margaret his wives, and others, observe his obit, and distribute the residue of the profits of the same among the poor until Richard his son shall come of age. To Anne his wife he leaves lands and tenements at Lothebury in the parishes of S. Margaret de Lothebury and S. Bartholomew the Less, to hold during the minority of his aforesaid son, who when he comes of age is to enjoy the whole of the property above devised in tail; remainder to the infant with which Anne his wife is enceinte; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Dunstan and S. Christopher aforesaid and the parish church of Willesdon, for assisting girls to marry, &c. Also to Anne his wife lands and tenements in Mynchenlane and in Tourstrete for life; remainder to the infant en ventre sa mère. Bequests to the Fraternity of S. Mary in the church of S. Dunstan aforesaid, to the prisoners of Ludgate and Newgate, to the fabric of the church of Steplebumpstede, (fn. 3) and various individuals. Also to Anne his wife his jewels and necessaries appertaining to his housold, except a cup of silver bearing his mark (meum signum sive markum) and a mazer cup called "le Fotidcupp," which he leaves to Richard his son. Dated London, 12 September, A.D. 1398. Roll 127 (46).
Baddeby (William), grocer.—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Stanyngchirche within Algate in the grave (in puteo) where Johanna his late wife lies buried. Bequests to the said church, to Matilda Leuesham his kinswoman, his servants, and others. To Katherine his wife tenements in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. A certain rent due to him to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of All Hallows aforesaid. Dated London, 27 February, A.D. 1397.
Roll 127 (47).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Fressh (John), mercer.—To be buried in S. Sithe's Chapel in the church of S. Benedict Shorhogg. (fn. 4) Bequests to the said church. To Sir John Neuton, parson, and the churchwardens of the same, he leaves a certain quitrent issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen, Oldefisshestrete, at the corner of Dolitellane, in aid of a chantry in the aforesaid chapel. To Juliana his wife, by way of dower and her share of his goods, he leaves fifty pounds and a moiety of all utensils and ustilments of his house, except his vessels of silver, mazer cups, bykers, bodylinen, armour, &c., whereof he leaves her certain specific chattels; also lands and tenements in the parish of S. Antonin for life, remainders to Katherine, Margery, and Cristina his daughters in successive tail. Also to his said wife his cattle, crops, and household utensils upon his manor of Northwokyngdon. Bequests for the relief of debtors imprisoned for debts of five marks or less, for bestowing marriage portions, &c. To Walter Newnton and Katherine, wife of the same, the testator's daughter, rents in the parishes of S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate, S. Leonard in Estchepe, and S. George. To Walter Cotton and Margery, wife of the same, another of the testator's daughters, rents in the parishes of H. Trinity the Less, S. Stephen in Walbrook, S. Margaret Patyns and elsewhere. Mention made of "le Unicorn" in Cheap. His feoffees of the manor of Doures and a tenement in the parish of S. Benedict aforesaid to dispose of them in the manner he has instructed them by word of mouth. Dated London, 1 September, A.D. 1397.—Various pecuniary bequests to his servants and others. Roll 127 (64).
Monday next before the Feast of S. George, Martyr [23 April].
Pountfreyt (John), saddler.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Benedict de Graschirche, where his wife lies buried. To Agnes, wife of John Essex, saddler, he leaves certain chambers and a chapel in the parish of S. Benedict aforesaid attached to his dwelling-house, which latter he leaves to Richard Pountfreyt, Esq., his kinsman. To Sir Thomas Clerk, rector of the aforesaid church of S. Benedict, and to Sir John White, chaplain, a quitrent of certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Fanchirche, which they are to hold at the disposal of William Barwe. Also to the aforesaid Richard Pountfreyt his leasehold interest in "le horsse on the hoop" in Graschirchestrete. To the rector and churchwardens of S. Benedict's aforesaid and their successors he leaves his estate in a tavern adjoining the church and rectory, for repair of ornaments of the church, maintenance of Salve Regina, and of the light of the Blessed Virgin therein. Dated London, 19 October, A.D. 1398.
Roll 127 (65).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Parker (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Clement, Candelwikstrete. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to divers orders of friars in London for Placebo and Dirige with mass of Requiem by note; to his servants and others. To a certain Henry Taillour, who keeps the birds (custodienti volucres) in Colmanstrete near Bassyngeshaw, he leaves six shillings and eightpence. His lands, tenements, and rents in the City of London to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament, and for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Cristina, Johanna, and Alice his late wives, and others. Dated London, 17 February, A.D. 1398. Roll 127 (83).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Botolph, Abbot [17 June].
Godard (John), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Acon. To Cecilia his wife, John his son, Katherine and Anne his daughters, he leaves all his ustilments and household utensils and divers sums of money. To John his son he leaves all his armour. To Janicus Dartays his coat of mail (loricam) of Stele and a silver cup and covercle; and to Danbry and Hankin, pages of the said Janicus, six shillings and eightpence respectively. To Edmund Nethersole two best anfeltes, two hamers, two best prentes, (fn. 5) one Wyrchyngbord, two best belyes, (fn. 6) and two anfelstokkes. To the high altar of the church of S. Martin at Herne, co. Kent, he leaves six shillings and eightpence, and desires his executors to pave the chancel with tiles. Cecilia his wife to have sixteen marks sterling by way of dower, charged on his lands and tenements in the parishes of Herne, Whytstaple, and Recolvere in co. Kent, which he leaves to John his son when his said son shall have come of age. Martin Godard his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 20 February, A.D. 1398.
Roll 127 (85).