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 13 HENRY IV.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Sauvage (John, son of Robert, de Oulecotes, (fn. 1) co. Derby).—To be buried in the church of S. Antony, London, before the altar of S. Katherine. His lands and tenements in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk he leaves to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital House of S. Antony in London and their successors, upon certain conditions, among which are the following, viz., that they allow John Coly, chaplain, to remain for life in the house now occupied by the said John, and that the said master and brethren solemnly observe his obit as directed, &c. In default the afore
said tenements are to go over to the Prior and Convent of the Hospital of S. Mary without Bysshopesgate. A true copy of his testament to hang in a tablet (in aliqua tabula.), open to public view, in the said church of S. Antony and in the conventual church of S. Mary aforesaid. Desires it to be known that his freedom is entered tem. James Andrew, Mayor of the City of London, John Cantebrigge being Chamberlain of the same, in a red book of redemptions of freedoms and apprentices, viz., 8 June, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368], in manner and form as set out. William Sauvage his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1408.
Roll 139 (2).
Jaket (Roger).—To be buried in the churchyard of the Preaching Friars at Ludgate, near the pulpit there. To Johanna his wife a tenement called "le ledynporche" in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete for life; remainder to John junior, his son, Alice and Agnes his daughters, and to his infant en ventre sa mère, and the heirs of their respective, bodies, with further remainders to Johanna his daughter and John senior, his son, in successive tail; remainder to Johanna, daughter of Leticia his sister, in fee. Certain tenements in Basyngeslane, in the several parishes of S. Mildred de Bredstrete and Aldermarichirche, to be sold, and forty marks out of the proceeds to go to Johanna his daughter. Chantries to be maintained in the church of All Hallows aforesaid and elsewhere for the good of his soul. Dated London, 6 March, A.D. 1410.
Roll 139 (4).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [11 Nov.].
Briklesworth (Peter), draper, residing within the Close of the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk.—To be buried in All Saints' Chapel in the church of S. Christopher. To Johanna his wife, if she be content to forego her dower of his other tenements, he leaves a certain tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre within Newgate, and a leasehold tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate, for life; remainder to John his son. His wife charged with providing a certain number of gowns, hoods, shoes, &c., for the poor of the parish of S. Christopher and of the next adjacent parish. Also to John his son houses and
shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichgate in tail; remainder to Johanna his daughter. Also to his said daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Laurence in Old Jewry in tail; remainder to his aforesaid son. In the event of both son and daughter dying without an heir of their bodies, the above tenements to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 3 April, A.D. 1411.
Roll 139 (23).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.].
Pull (Richard), cutler.—To Juliana his wife tenements in Fletestrete and Bowyerrowe in the parish of S. Martin within Ludgate, near the lane called "Eldenlane," (fn. 2) for life, so long as she remain a widow, otherwise she is to take no more than her reasonable dower; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. His feoffees of lands and tenements in the city of Rochester and elsewhere in co. Kent to convey a life estate in the same to his aforesaid wife; remainder in trust for sale by his executors, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be for the repair of the bridge of Rouchestre. To the parish church of Wroteham, co. Kent, he leaves a priest's vestment of the value of a hundred shillings, and forty shillings to be distributed among the poor of the parish. Dated London, 14 October, A.D. 1411.
Roll 139 (27).
Auston or Austyn (John), brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew at Baynardescastell before the image of S. Christopher lately set up by him. To Hugh Warde his kinsman his second-best gown of the livery of the Brewers with fur (penula) belonging to it. Dionisia his wife to maintain and clothe Thomas Shirley his kinsman. Also to the aforesaid Hugh the reversion of a certain tenement in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid. His feoffees of lands and tenements in Goldynglane to convey a life estate therein to his wife, with remainder to the said Hugh Warde, who, when he enters as heir upon his lands and tenements in Skellow in the parish of Auston, co. York, is directed to pay a certain annuity to Matilda his mother and Matilda his sister. The residue of his goods, after discharge of debts, he leaves to his aforesaid wife by way of her share and for his soul's
health, as she would like him to do in similar case "vice versa". Dated London, 28 November, A.D. 1410.
Roll 139 (28).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.].
Staundon (William), grocer.—To be buried in the porch of the church of S. Andrew at Wympole (fn. 3) near his late wife. One thousand masses to be said within three days of his death, and five hundred masses each quarter of the year next after his decease. To Agnes his wife he leaves, among other things, the furniture of two of his chief rooms at Wympole, his best gilt cup and eawere, &c. To Elizabeth his daughter two hundred pounds sterling if she attain the age of fourteen years. To Johanna Hunte his kinswoman, for her marriage, he leaves forty marks sterling and a bed. To William Brook one hundred pounds sterling if he attain the age of twenty-one, the said sum in the meanwhile to be entrusted to a merchant to trade withal within the realm of England and not beyond the sea, the said merchant taking half the profits for his trouble. Bequests to his servants, apprentices, and others. The sum of one hundred and sixty marks to be devoted to a chantry in the parish church of Wympole, and twenty pounds sterling for building a new aisle to the said church. Bequests also to his poor tenants at Wympole, Armyngton, (fn. 4) and Whaddon, (fn. 5) including gifts of white and red herring and bread during the season of Lent; to the inmates of Newgate and Ludgate, and for the maintenance of a chantry in the parish church of Staundon for the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Alice his mother, Elizabeth his late wife, and others. Dated London, 3 February, A.D. 1409.
Roll 139 (38).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Brodhok (John), poulterer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew upon Cornhill near Alice his late wife. To John his son a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. His executors appointed guardians of his said son during minority, they giving security before the Mayor and Aldermen. Johanna his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 9 January, A.D. 1408.
—His feoffees of lands and tenements in the parishes of Wymbyssh and Thaxstede, co. Essex, to make an estate tail in the same to his aforesaid son, reserving the reversion. His feoffees of copyhold lands and tenements in the parish of Stebenhethe in trust are directed to obtain for his aforesaid wife a life estate in the same by will of the lord; remainder to his son in tail; remainder to Agnes and Margaret his daughters, according to the custom of the manor, by copy of the court roll to be thereupon made.
Roll 139 (50).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Baret (William), merchant.—To be buried in Holy Trinity Chapel in the church of S. Dunstan near the Tower, near Alianora his late wife. His lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete to be sold to supplement this his testament. The sum of twenty pounds out of the residue of his goods and chattels to be devoted to masses, and the rest expended in aid of the seven works of mercy and charity, (fn. 6) as his executors may think fit. Dated London, 5 August, A.D. 1411.
Roll 139 (54).