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 HENRY IV.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].
Burlee (Elizabeth, relict of Robert, mercer).—By virtue and authority of the liberty of the City of London, tardily (tarde) proclaimed by licence of the lord the King, she now leaves to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Pancras and their successors six shillings and eightpence annual quitrent issuing from her tenement called "le Sarzynesheued" in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry, on condition they observe her obit and the obit of her late husband as directed. In case of default, remainder over to the Mayor and Aldermen of London in aid of chantries in the chapel of the Holy Trinity (sic) at the Guildhall. Dated 19 August, A.D. 1400. Roll 133 (8).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Edmund, King [20 Nov.].
Mayner (John), "bokelsmyth."—If Alice his wife take another husband she is to maintain a chantry in the church of S. Michael in Bassyngeshawe for seven years next after his decease. His lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Swithun in Candelwykestrete and S. Alban in Wodestrete to be sold at the death of his said wife and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. The residue of his goods, after discharge of debts, he leaves to his wife absolutely by way of her dower or reasonable part of his movable goods. Dated London, 16 August, A.D. 1400. Roll 133 (16).
Lyndeseye (Robert), draper.—To Alice his wife his lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete for life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Also to his aforesaid son he leaves his share in the great place called "le ledynhalle," (fn. 1) with advowsons, &;c., in the parish of S. Peter upon Cornhull, and his lands and tenements held by feoffees in the counties of Kent, Surrey, and Middlesex in tail, with reversion to his said feoffees in trust for pious uses. Dated London, 22 February, A.D. 1399. Roll 133 (18).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.].
Dodeslond (Richard), called "Kent," citizen and Toloser.—To Sir Thomas Lovent, perpetual vicar of the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and his successors, and to the masters or wardens of the Fraternity or Guild of S. Mary and S. Giles, late founded by the lord the King in the said church, and their successors, he leaves a certain tenement in la Morestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid in aid of the alms of the said fraternity. To Elizabeth his wife his dwelling-house in the same street for life, so long as she remain unmarried; remainder in trust for sale, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to his wife, and the other to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church, saving thereout the sum of twenty shillings for each of his three daughters. (fn. 2) Dated London, 22 February, A.D. 1398.
Roll 133 (22).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.].
Salman (Salamon), mercer.—To Alice his wife shops, selds, &c. in the parish of S. Mary le Bow in Westchepe for life, charged with the payment of an annual rent of one hundred shillings to John his son; remainder to his said son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. His feoffees of a messuage in Milkstrete to convey the same to his wife for life, with similar remainders. The residue of his goods after discharge of debts he leaves to his wife by way of her dower and reasonable part of his goods and chattels. Dated London, 21 April, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (33).
Lyndiwyk (Alice, relict of Robert, butcher).—A certain tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew aforesaid (sic) to be sold by her feoffees immediately, and specific sums of money out of the proceeds to go to Alice Gamelyn and Alice Goldesburgh her god-daughters. Dated London, 7 October, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (35).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Sibsay (Thomas), tailor.—To be buried in S. John the Baptist's Chapel in S. Paul's or in the parish church of S. Thomas the Apostle. To Margaret, wife of John Norwold, mercer, his tenement called "le Saresyneshede" in Bredestrete, parish of All Hallows, for life, charged with an annual payment of forty shillings to the Master and Wardens of the Fraternity of S. John of the Tailors of London, to be by them expended in pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul. After the decease of the said Margaret the tenement aforesaid is to remain to the master and wardens, brethren and sisters, of the said fraternity, on condition that they keep the same in repair and maintain a chantry in the aforesaid chapel. In default, the property to go to the Mayor or Warden, the Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of London on similar conditions. To Alice his wife he leaves shops in Grubbestrete near the fountain (fn. 3) there in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. A tenement in the parish of S. Stephen near London Wall to be sold to pay his debts. Dated London, 21 January, A.D. 1404.—To Henry Sibsay he leaves a place called "Hadlo" in the parish of la leye, co. Kent, in fee simple, unless redeemed by payment of forty marks by Thomas Hadlo or the heirs of the same within six years after his decease. Roll 133 (46).
Sussex (John), draper of London, and burgess of the vill of Calais.—His feoffees of a tenement at Bermondeseye to convey the same to John Brounesbury, butcher, in fee. To William Norhampton, clerk of the lord the King, his estate in a mansion situate within the cloister of the church of S. Katherine towards Turhill. (fn. 4) His tenements in Cordewanerstret in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle, and a tenement called "le Belle" in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, to be sold to fulfil his testament. A tenement called "lytil Roche" in Courtstret in the vill of Calais, and another tenement in the parish of S. Mary in the same vill, to be also sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 23 August, A.D. 1399. Roll 133 (47).
Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].
Payn (Roger), "Sporier."—To Sir William Doune, rector of the church of S. Martin near Ludgate, and successors of the same, he leaves a certain quitrent issuing from tenements in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid, on condition that a chantry be maintained for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his late wife and others. Dated London, 13 February, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (57).
Frankleyn (John), draper.—To Cecilia his wife for life all his tenements, held under the Dean and Chapter of the Royal College of S. Martin le Grand, at Baynardescastell in the parish of S. Benedict; remainder to Stephen and Nicholas his sons. Also to his said wife a tenement in Colmanstrete for life, with remainder to Nicholas his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Also to his wife another tenement in the same street for life; remainder to Stephen his son in tail, with similar further remainder. To Andrew Norwych, the rector, and churchwardens of S. Clement's near Candilwyk Strete, he leaves the reversion of a tenement in S. Clement's Lane in trust for sale, the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses for the souls of John Cok, Esquire, and Margery, wife of the same, the ornaments of the church of S. Clement, &c. Dated London, 10 October, A.D. 1403.
Roll 133 (58).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Arnold (Richard), goldsmith.—Leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's to the Hospital of S. Mary de Elsyngspetele and canons of the same, on condition that his obit be observed as directed. In default the property to remain to the Wardens of the Mistery of the Goldsmiths and their successors, so that they observe his obit in like manner in the church of S. Vedast. To Juliana his sister an annual rent issuing from certain tenements in Goderenelane (or Goterenelane (fn. 5) ) in the parish of S. Vedast for life, which tenements he leaves to John Grantham, goldsmith, on condition that the said devisee pay his executors fifty marks. His feoffees of lands and tenements in the counties of Middlesex and Bucks to sell the same to fulfil this his testament and will. Dated London, 26 March, A.D. 1405. Roll 133 (62).
Reygate (Thomas), chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph near Byllyngesgate. To Thomas his son in tail the reversion of certain shops in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe after the decease of Matilda his wife; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Thursday, viz. 1 January, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (63).
Wotton (Margaret, relict of William).—To the Master and Wardens of the College and Church of S. Laurence de Pulteneye a moiety of the tenement called "le Cok on the hoop," with wharf, &c., in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge, for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Laurence aforesaid for the good of her soul, the souls of William her late husband, Thomas her father, Johanna her mother, William her brother, Agnes her sister, and others. But her will is that the said master and wardens take no more than ten marks of the above property, and that the residue go to Nicholas her son. Dated London, 5 February, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (64).
Whaplode (Johanna, late wife of John).—Her tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret de Brigstret and S. Leonard de Estchepe to be sold to fulfil her testament. Her executors to sell her lands and tenements in the parish of Northbemflete (fn. 6) or elsewhere in co. Essex, and her feoffees of the same to give a good title to the purchaser. Dated London, 3 June, A.D. 1404.
Roll 133 (65).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].
Oteleye (John), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry. To Agnes his wife he leaves, by way of her reasonable part, all the lands and tenements in the parish of S. Katherine Colman within Algate, which he had by feoffment of Thomas Oteleye his brother and Alice, wife of the same, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of the aforesaid Thomas and of Katherine, former wife of Thomas, and others. Dated London, 12 October, A.D. 1404. Roll 133 (84).