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 10 HENRY IV.
Walcote (John).—To be buried near the chancel of the church of S. Nicholas Acon. Bequests to the said church, to divers orders of friars, and the work of London Bridge. To Cristina his wife for life his lands, tenements, &c., in the lane and parish of S. Nicholas Acon and the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgar; a brewery called "le Cheker," and formerly called "le Dragon," in Douegate in the parish of S. Mary de Bothawe; a tenement called "le Catfethele" (fn. 1) in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog; tenements in the parish of S. Stephen in the Ward of Walbrook; rents of a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, held by the Warden and Scholars of Merton Hall, Oxford, of a tenement called "le Honycorn on the hoop" in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof, and others; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. His lands and tenements in Holbourne and elsewhere in co. Middlesex to be sold by his executors, and a good title given to the purchaser by his feoffees of the same. To Sir Richard Chaundeler, rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Nicholas Acon, he leaves certain lands and tenements in the parish to the use of the fabric and ornaments of the said church. Dated London, 11 July, A.D. 1407. Roll 136 (4).
Glovere (Nicholas), glover, living within the close of the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk.—To the Prior and Convent of the Hospital of the Blessed Mary of Elsyngspitell within Crepulgate certain rents issuing from a brewery in the parish of S. Sepulchre within Neugate, on condition that his obit be observed in S. Thomas's Hospital and certain payments be made by the prior aforesaid out of the said rents for the good of his soul, the souls of Elizabeth his former wife and others, as directed. In default the rents to go to the Mayor or Warden and to the Chamberlain of the City for the time being for similar uses. The aforesaid brewery to be sold immediately after his decease and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses, subject to the above charge. Dated London, 11 January, A.D. 1406. Roll 136 (6).
Aylewyn (Walter), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Coldabbey near Oldefisshstrete. Houses and shops in Westchepe in the parish of S. Pancras near the Conduit, and in Oldefisshstrete in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid, to be sold to assist in paying debts and legacies. The residue of his goods and chattels to go to Johanna his wife by way of dower and of her reasonable part. Dated London, Friday, 20 August, A.D. 1406.
Normanton (John), brewer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan Est. To the Prior and Brethren of the Holy Cross for their prayers he leaves certain tenements in the street called "le Crouchedfrerestrete" in the parish of S. Olave near the Tower. Agnes his wife appointed executrix. Dated London, 28 May, A.D. 1405. Roll 136 (11).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot (fn. 2) [6 Nov.].
Bechet (Radegund), domina de Mortemer, citizen and freewoman of the City of London.—To be buried in the church of the Preaching Friars at Dunstaple. To William Haysarm, esquire, her servant, she leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns. Dated London, 23 October, A.D. 1408.
Ruwenhale (fn. 3) (John), called "Plot," "maltmongere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew de Cornhull. To Dame Margaret Holmystede, Abbess of the House of S. Clare of the Order of the Minoresses without Algate, and convent of the same, he leaves certain shops in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid in pure and perpetual alms for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his late wife and others. Dated London, 3 April, A.D. 1400.
Mauncell (Robert).—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Dunstan le West in Fletestrete. To Johanna his wife his tenement wherein he dwelt, called "Seynt Andrewescros on the hoop," in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid, near a tenement called "le Keye on the hoop," for life; remainder to Margery his daughter, wife of William Cawode, salter, in tail. To Thomas his son his entailed lands and tenements in Barnet, co. Herts. Dated London, 22 February, A.D. 1405.
Claveryng (John), draper.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of the college at Cobham, (fn. 4) co. Kent. To the master and brethren of the said college certain annual rents issuing from tenements in Cornhill in the parish of S. Christopher, on condition they keep his obit and devote the said rents to the objects specified by the testator, especially remembering in their prayers his soul, and the souls of Juliana and Alice his wives, Roger his father, Johanna his mother, and others. In default the said rents to go over to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Christopher for similar uses. A certain tenement to be sold by his executors, preference being given to John his son, William Weston, draper, and Richard Claydich, clerk, as purchasers, and twenty pounds of the proceeds, or more if need be, to be devoted to the purchase of an entire vestment of white camlet, with amices and albs with apparel, for deacon and subdeacon, and also three copes of white camlet for the choir (fn. 5) for service in the church of S. Christopher aforesaid, the said vestment, &c., to be embroidered with a scochon (fn. 6) of the testator, surrounded with the words "Orate pro animabus Johannis Claveryng filii Rogeri et antecessorum suorum ac omnium eorum benefactorum"; also for providing five vestments of white Worstede or Fustian with albs, amices, and other apparel, stained with similar scochons and legend. The rest of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the purchase of blue medle cloth for making cloaks and hoods for the poor of the parish of S. Christopher and neighbouring parishes, the purchase of russet cloth of Wales for the poor of the parish of Cobham and neighbourhood, the repair of roads, &c. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1407. Roll 136 (65).
Appulby (John), brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Leonard de Estchepe near Johanna his late wife. To Johanna his present wife he leaves his brewhouse called "le Cok on the hoope" in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid for life; remainders to Thomas, John, and Stephen his sons in successive tail; remainder to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Leonard aforesaid, for the maintenance of a chantry and other pious uses in the said church for the good of his soul. In default the property to remain to the Mayor and Commonalty to the use of London Bridge, and for the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel upon the same. (fn. 7) Dated London, 24 December, A.D. 1408.