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 2 HENRY V.
Monday next before F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Cake (Thomas), called "Mallyng," mason.—Testament touching his goods and chattels, as well as his lands, tenements, and rents. To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wollechirchehawe under the marble slab where rests the body of Johanna his late wife. His lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret and S. Greorge in Suthwerk to be immediately sold by his executors, and his feoffees in trust thereof to give a good title to the purchasers, the proceeds to go to Cristina his wife by way of dower of his lands and tenements, except forty pounds sterling, which Johanna his daughter is to have for her marriage. Also to his said wife he leaves a tenement at the corner of Walbrook and Bokeleresbury in the parish of S. Mary de Wollechirchehawe, and rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Mildred in the Poultry and S. Mary de Abbechirche, for life, charged with the observance of his obit in the church of S. Mary de Wollechirchehawe, and with providing clothes and shoes for seven poor men and women annually for three years; remainder to his aforesaid daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses, repair of roads, relief of prisoners, &c. The residue of
his goods and chattels, after discharge of debts and legacies, to go to his wife by way of her share of his movable goods. Dated London, 1 October, A.D. 1412.—Also to Sir John Welles, Prior of Tunbrigge, a mazer cup with silver-gilt stand and covercle worked with Flourdelys. His feoffees of lands and tenements in the vill and parish of Westmallyng, co. Kent, to make a life estate in the same to his aforesaid wife, with remainder to his daughter in tail.
Roll 142 (3).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].
Creek (John), tailor.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Abbechirche near Candelwykstrete. To Johanna his wife lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, and rents of a tenement formerly belonging to Sir Nicholas Brembre, Knt., in the lane and parish of S. Nicholas Acon near Lombardestrete, for life, so long as she remain a chaste widow; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Bequest of ten pounds for rebuilding the belfry of the church of S. Mary aforesaid, provided the work be commenced within two years after his decease. To Katherine his daughter twenty pounds sterling; and to the maintenance of the alms of the Fraternity of the Valet-Tailors (fn. 1) (valect' cissorum) of London twenty shillings. His wife to have one half of the residue of his goods and chattels after discharge of debts, &c., the remainder being devoted to works of charity. Dated London, 12 February, A.D. 1413.
Roll 142 (6).
Monday the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Atte Lee (John), senior, chandler.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chancel in the church of S. Andrew upon Cornhill near the tomb of Agnes and Elena his late wives. To Margaret his daughter, wife of William Walderne, mercer, divers lands, tenements, rents,
reversions, &c., in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, the parish of S. Dionisius de Bakchirche, and elsewhere, which the testator and Matilda his then wife, now deceased, had jointly acquired, together with other tenements which the testator had jointly acquired with Elena and Agnes his former wives, to hold in tail, with remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid daughter his leasehold lands and tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid. To John atte Lee, chandler, his kinsman, he leaves certain messuages and his tenement called "Coppedhalle" (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate. Certain rents in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyngchirche and a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid to be sold to fulfil another testament touching his movable goods. To Sir William Derby, rector, the churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Andrew aforesaid, he leaves, besides rents, certain leasehold shops lately rebuilt by him upon the site of the churchyard, upon condition that they maintain thereout certain lights in the said church, and duly observe his obit as directed, &c. Dated London, 4 September, A.D. 1413.
Roll 142 (13).
Bryght (Robert), otherwise called "Pannton," girdler.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Wodestrete. His funeral expenses to be settled by his executors according to directions contained in another testament touching his movable goods and chattels. The reversion of certain tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Wodestrete he leaves to the rector, churchwardens, and parishioners of the said parish, for maintaining a chantry in the said parish church for the souls of Sir Robert de Launde, Knt., Cristina, wife of the same, and others, for providing lights, books, and ornaments therein, and maintaining fabric of the said church. Other lands and tenements in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid and the parish of S. Stephen in Colmanstrete he leaves to Sir Robert his son. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1411.
Roll 142 (15).
Stapulford (John).—To be buried in the church of S. George near Estchepe. Bequests to the said church for chantries therein for the good of his soul, the souls of John and Margaret his parents, and others; to Master John Malverne, parson of the church of S. Dunstan near the Tower, and to the Fraternity of S. Mary in the said church. To Elizabeth his daughter he leaves the reversion of le Brewhous called "le Maydon on the hoop" in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid. To Elena his sister ten pounds. To Amia his wife one third of his movable goods after discharge of debts. To William his son his tenement at le Stokkes in London. To Nicholas his son a tenement at Lothebury. To Richard his son a cottage with curtilage at Redclyf in the parish of Stebunhith near London. His manor of Freythby and his stock in the vills of Stapulford and Wyverdeby, (fn. 3) co. Leicester, to be sold to fulfil his testament. Bequests also to the Fraternities of H. Trinity and Corpus Christi in Coventre, to his servants, and others. Dated London, 3 January, A.D. 1410.
Another will whereby he directs that his body shall be buried in the church of S. George aforesaid. His goods and chattels, movable and immovable, to be distributed among his children and devoted to charitable objects as his executors may direct. Dated 15 May, A.D. 1413.
Another will, confirming his first will, except that he now leaves to Amia his wife his dwelling-house and le Brwhows called "le Maydyn in the hop" aforesaid for life; the reversion of the same, and also his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret de Lothebury, S. Bartholomew the Less, and S. Christopher de Bradstrete, to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to go to his wife, another third to his children, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. Dated 16 May, A.D. 1413.
Roll 142 (20).
Monday next before the Feast of S. James, Apostle. [25 July].
Kelleseye (William), otherwise called "Clophill."—Bequest to the high altar of the church of S. Botolph without Aldrychegate. To John his son divers chattels, and the reversion of all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Botolph, after the decease of
Lucy his wife, to hold in tail; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to maintaining the fabric of the aforesaid church, repairing the road in front of the said tenements, and assisting his relations. His executors to pay to the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr at Rome two shillings a year for the space of twenty years. Dated London, 20 August, A.D. 1400.
Roll 142 (36).
Monday next after the F. of S. Martin, Bishop, in Yeme [11 Nov.].
In the Hay (Robert), "Ferrour."—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete. To Cristina his wife lands and tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid, and in Sholane near "Sporiers In" in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, for life; remainder to Sir Thomas Walshford, perpetual vicar, and churchwardens of the church of S. Dunstan aforesaid and their successors, so that they maintain thereout a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Cristina his wife, Johanna and Alice his former wives, and others. Also he directs that all rakkes and maungers and twelve pairs of best bedbordis shall remain for use in the above tenements, and not be removed by his wife or anybody else. Dated London, 22 March, A.D. 1413.
Roll 142 (50).