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 9 HENRY IV.
Dadyngton (John), tailor.—To Juliana his wife tenements in Lymebrynnerslane in the parish of S. Sepulchre in the suburb, and in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less (fn. 1) in the Ward of Bradstrete, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated 1 July, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (2).
Atte Hill (Clemencia, formerly wife of Richard, late chandler).—To Nicholas Loseye, cordwainer, and Nicholas Kyngeston, scrivener, her estate in a tenement given to her by the aforesaid Robert Kyng (sic) her husband in the parish of S. Benedict de Graschirche, in trust for sale for charitable uses for the good of her soul, the souls of the said Robert Kyng and others. Dated London, 1 July, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (3).
Mapylton (John), "marbeler."—To Agnes his wife forty pounds sterling by way of dower, so that she forego her dower of his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete. The said tenement and all his marble to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament and maintain a chantry in the church of the Carmelite Friars, (fn. 2) a portion of the proceeds being devoted to the poor of the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid and to the repair of highways near London, &c. Dated London, the day and year aforesaid (sic). No date. Roll 135 (19).
Mark (Roger), "bladsmyth."—To Cristina his wife lands, tenements, &c., in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate for life. After the decease of his said wife a certain tenement in Coubryggestrete (fn. 3) in the suburb of London to be sold for pious uses, and certain lands and shops in Cokkeslane and Hosierlane (fn. 4) in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid to remain to the vicar and churchwardens of the said parish church and their successors in aid of a chantry in the said church. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (20).
Beaumond (Thomas), woolmonger.—To John Russell, woolmonger, his brewery called "le Roundehop" in Tourstrete in fee, and the residue of his goods, after discharge of debts, in trust for pious uses. Dated London, 15 July, A.D. 1407.
Framelyngham (William), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. John upon Walbrook. To Matilda his wife all his lands and tenements within the City of London, and a quitrent issuing from a tenement called "le Maydenesheed" in Westchepe, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. His feoffees of property without the City are directed to convey a life estate therein to his aforesaid wife, and to sell the remainder or reversion. Dated London, 8 March, A.D. 1406.
Lodewyk (Mary, relict of Robert, chandler).—Devises her tenement in Bordhawlane in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche in trust for sale: one third of the proceeds to go to Margaret Langriche her sister, another third to Mary Werehorn her goddaughter, and the residue to pious uses. Dated London, 9 April, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (80).
Coste (Godfrey), "ferrour." (fn. 5)—To his executors certain shops in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherch in trust to pay thereout thirteen shillings and fourpence annually to Thomas and Richard his sons and to Robert, son of George Benet, his nephew, respectively. After the decease of his sons the property to be sold for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Marion, Margery, and Matilda his late wives, William and Agnes his children, and others, and the above bequest to his nephew to cease; but he devises to the said nephew certain shops near Lumbardestrete in tail; other bequests to Richard and William his nephews, sons of William Coste. Certain shops in Lymstrete, and others situate opposite the church of S. Benedict in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, to be disposed of for the good of his soul. Dated London, 13 March, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (82).
Atte Haye (Thomas), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter de Westchepe. To William, son of Robert Ramrygge, his kinsman and servant, an annuity of four marks issuing from his brewery called "le Horsheued" and shops in Bowyerysrowe (fn. 6) in the parish of S. Martin within Ludgate, which brewery and shops, together with a tenement called "le horn on the hoop" in the parish of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete, he leaves to Matilda his wife for life; remainder to the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Goldsmiths of London in aid of the blind and infirm of the said commonalty. (fn. 7) Also to his wife all his houses and shops in the parish of S. Anne near Aldrichgate, held under the Dean and Chapter of the free Royal Chapel of S. Martin le Grand, except one leasehold house, which he leaves to Johanna Grene for life. Dated London, 6 April, A.D. 1405. Roll 135 (86).
Fulham (Thomas).—To Margaret his wife a shop in Briggestrete in the parish of S. Magnus, and rents in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedlane, for life, so long as she remain unmarried; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to the fabric of the church of S. Nicholas de Plumstede and the poor of the parish and other pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Friday, 5 November, A.D. 1406.—Also to John his son twenty pounds sterling and divers chattels and household goods, which are to remain to his aforesaid wife in the event of his son dying under age. Roll 135 (87).
Knolles (Robert), Knt.—To be buried in the conventual church of the Carmelite Friars near Fletestrete. To the master or warden and chaplains of the house of the chantry or college commonly called "Knollesalmeshows" in the vill of Pontefract in the diocese of York he leaves all his lands and tenements, &c., within the City of London, comprising a great seld called "le leeg" in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, shops at the corner of Goderonlane in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete, a hostel called "le Kaye" in Graschirchestrete, with shops in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherche, tenements at the corner of Billyngesgate in the parish of S. Mary atte Hull and in Syvedenlane in the parishes of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche and S. Olave in Tower Ward, and elsewhere; to hold the same subject to the conditions and ordinances made by the testator and Custance his late wife, and sealed with the seals of the officials of the Courts of Canterbury and London respectively. This testament not intended to derogate from another testament touching his movables. Dated at his mansion house in Syvedenlane, the last day of October, A.D. 1389. Roll 135 (88).
Atte Hale (Agnes, relict of William).—Her lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, and her tenement called "le Boreshede" in the street and parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Katherine within the churchyard of the Priory of H. Trinity within Algate for the good of her soul, the souls of William atte Hale and Robert Vannere her late husbands, William her father, Alice her mother, and others, and the residue distributed in charity. William Norton, draper, to be preferred to other purchasers. To Edmund, son of the said William Norton and of Alice his wife, daughter of the testatrix, she leaves certain lands and tenements in Bowlane in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche in tail; remainder to Alice her daughter for life; remainder to Walter Gawtron her kinsman in tail; remainder to pious uses. To the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity aforesaid certain leaseholds in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhull, on condition they observe her obit, &c., as directed. Also to Alice her daughter a leasehold house and garden near le Weyhous within Algate; and to the aforesaid William Norton and Alice his wife for their respective lives lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Katherine de Cricherche and S. Katherine Colman near Colmanstrete, otherwise called Fanchirchestrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Katherine de Cricherche aforesaid; remainder to Cristina their daughter and Edmund their son in successive tail. Dated London, 20 November, A.D. 1407.
Stone (Thomas), "curreour."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepulgate. To John Caryk, "curreour," and Elena, wife of the same, he leaves his dwelling-house in Whitecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for the maintenance of John his son. The residue of his goods, after discharge of debts, he leaves to his executors, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Giles aforesaid for one year after his decease. Dated London, 4 November, A.D. 1407.
Gerthe (Robert), "curreour."—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate near the font. To Agnes his wife by way of dower he leaves a brewhouse called "le Flourdelys" in Goldynglane in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life; remainder to Sir Henry Drayton, vicar of the aforesaid church, and to the Wardens of the Fraternity of S. Giles for the maintenance of a perpetual chaplain and of the poor brethren of the fraternity, so that the said vicar and wardens cause certain masses to be said for his soul in the church of the Friars of the Holy Cross, and provide hoods for the poor bedemen of the fraternity, &c. Another brewery in Morestrete in the above parish to be sold, and thirty pounds of the proceeds to go to his wife by way of dower on condition she remain a widow. If his wife refuse the above bequests she is to take nothing under his will, but only what the common law of the realm allows her by way of dower. Also to his said wife he leaves certain leaseholds in the street called "le Barbican" in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid. Dated London, 20 February, A.D. 1407. Roll 135 (99).
Quecche (Hugh).—To Michael Chete, chaplain of the chantry of the Blessed Mary in the church of Stenyng, (fn. 8) and successors, he leaves an annual quitrent of two marks, charged on his brewery in the parish of S. Dunstan West, for duly performing the services of the chantry. In default the said annual rent to go to the Mayor and Sheriffs of London for the time being for pious uses. Dated 6 October, A.D. 1402. Roll 135 (121).