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 HENRY IV.
Fraunceys (William), goldsmith.—To Adam his son he leaves all his tenements in Cattestrete (fn. 1) in the parish of S. Laurence, Old Jewry, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses, the Wardens of the Mistery of Goldsmithery being favoured in the purchase of the same, if they will, for the alms of the said mistery. Dated London, 24 August, A.D. 1403.
Doget (John), vintner.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Leonard de Estchepe, according to directions given in his other testament touching his movable goods. If Alice his wife prove to be enceinte within half a year after his decease, he wills that the infant enjoy an estate tail in a tenement called "le Bole" and shops in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid, according to the form of the testament of Walter Doget his father, otherwise his said wife is to hold the same for life; remainder to the rector and churchwardens of S. Leonard's aforesaid for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Idonia and Alice his wives, Thomas Doget and John Doget, father of the same, Walter Doget, Alice Doget, and others, and for providing tapers to burn on their several tombs, &c. Dated London, 29 July, A.D. 1403. Roll 132 (3).
Brounesbury (John), butcher, of the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep.—To be buried in the said parish church near his wives. To Sir Robert Fitz (fn. 2) Hugh, rector, and the churchwardens of the aforesaid church, he leaves a tenement and shops in the parish of S. Leonard for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna, Alice, and Isabella his wives, John his father, Eva his mother, and others, and for the observance of his obit and other pious uses as directed. No bishop nor ordinary to intermeddle with the said chantry. In default of the said chantry being maintained according to his wishes, he directs that the aforesaid tenements, &c., shall remain to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of London and their successors for the use of London Bridge (fn. 3) for the purpose of providing a chantry in the chapel upon the same. Dated London, 7 February, A.D. 1402.—Also to the aforesaid rector and churchwardens he leaves a vestment, a chalice, missal, and other ornaments for a chaplain ministering in the aforesaid church for his chantry aforesaid. Roll 132 (5).
Brynchele (William), otherwise called "atte Lee," chandler.—To Agnes his wife tenements in the parish of S. Laurence de Pulteneye in S. Martin Orgar Lane, and in S. Michael's Lane in the parish of S. Michael, Croked Lane, for life; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, 4 April, A.D. 1402. Roll 132 (6).
Atte Bowe (Cristina, relict of Thomas, apothecary).—To John her son all her tenements in the parish of S. Leonard in Fastreslane (fn. 4) for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated 27 March, A.D. 1403. Roll 132 (8).
Waddesworth (William), grocer.—To William his son the reversion of certain cottages in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshoppesgate in tail; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his late wife and others. Other tenements in the parishes of S. Antonin de Walbrook and S. Margaret the Virgin in Bruggestrete, of which the testator has the reversion under the will of Felicia, relict of John Peutry (fn. 5) (Pentry ?), are also to be sold, and forty pounds sterling out of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Stephen in Walbrook, and other sums to go to Margaret and Anne his daughters, Johanna Cookham his sister, and others. Felicia his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 7 February, A.D. 1398. Roll 132 (10).
Bealhomme (William), "lethersellere."—To Alice his wife, by way of dower and her share of his lands and tenements, he leaves an annual quitrent issuing from his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Alban in Wodestrete, All Hallows near the Wall, S. Giles without Crepulgate, or elsewhere, for life, or so long as she shall remain a widow; if she marry she is to have one third of all his aforesaid lands and tenements. To Thomas his son he leaves the aforesaid property, subject to the above bequest to his wife, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the church of S. Martin Pomer and for charitable gifts to the poor, especial respect being had for those with whom he has had any commercial transactions. His lands and tenements in Grubbestret and Morelane in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate to be sold to help carry out his testament. The residue of his goods and chattels to be divided into three parts, one part to go to his wife, a second to his aforesaid son, and the third part to be devoted to the good of his soul. Dated London, 20 July, A.D. 1401.
Wygemore (Roger), Esquire.—To be buried in the church of the Blessed Victor (beati Victoris) at Wygemore. (fn. 6) His lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete and S. Margaret de Lothebury he leaves to trustees, on condition that if Cristina his wife consents to carry out a bargain respecting a portion of the same made between Henry Julian, ironmonger, and the testator, then they are to give a good title in the remainder to his aforesaid wife, otherwise the whole of the lands and tenements are to be sold for pious uses. Dated at Lucton, (fn. 7) 5 January, A.D. 1402. Roll 132 (72).
Palmere (Thomas), senior, of the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret, fishmonger.—Matilda his wife to have a life interest in his mansion house in Crokedlane in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret by way of dower. To Sir Roger his son, a canon of Crichirche, London, an annual rent issuing from a house in the same lane and parish. Also to Henry Palmer, a canon of Ledes, his kinsman, and to Sir Thomas Felaw, chaplain, he leaves annuities. To Thomas his son shops in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid and the reversion of his mansion house for life; remainder to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Margaret, the issues thereof being devoted to the use of the body of the said church, the old work of S. Paul's, and to charitable gifts in equal portions. Dated London, 20 April, A.D. 1398.
Phippe (fn. 8) (Stephen).—To Alice his wife a tenement left to him by John Phippe, late "coreour," his father, situate in le Morestret in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid (sic), for life; remainder to William his son, Johanna and Katherine his daughters, for their respective lives in succession; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. The residue of his goods and chattels he leaves to his aforesaid wife by way of dower. Dated London, the last day of July, A.D. 1400. Roll 132 (113).