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 7 HENRY V.
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Kent (Adam de), skinner.—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. John, the Baptist upon Walbroke. Bequest of an annual rent, issuing from certain tenements in the parish of S. John aforesaid, in aid of a chantry in the said parish church, which rent he had jointly acquired with others, who had afterwards released the same to him. Dated London, the last day of May, A.D. 1413.
Roll 147 (6).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.].
White (Thomas), "tiller."—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas the Martyr called "de Acon," under the marble slab where lie the bodies of Margery, Margaret, and Johanna his [late] wives. To Margery his wife a certain tenement in the parish of
S. Bartholomew in the Ward of Bradstrete for life, on condition that she pay to Johanna his daughter, when she shall come to years of discretion or marry, the sum of ten marks; remainder to Friar William Bovyndon, master of the house of S. Thomas aforesaid, and brethren of the same, so that they keep his obit and have his soul in remembrance in manner as directed. Dated London, the last day of March, A.D. 1419.
Roll 147 (38).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Turnell (William), "wexchaundler."—To be buried in the chapel of S. John de Bridlyngton in the church of S. Michael in Wodestrete. The reversion or remainder of his mansion house in Laddellane (fn. 1) in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid to be sold by his executors to pay his debts and legacies. His feoffees of lands, tenements, &c., in Bradewell, co. Warwick, are directed to convey a life estate therein to Thomas his brother, the reversion of the same to be sold by his executors for pious and charitable uses. To Cecilia his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan in le Est in Tower Street for life, on condition that she observe the obit of John Creek, late tailor, and of Johanna, wife of the same, in the church of S. Mary de Abbechirch, with masses, distribution of thirteen quarters of coal (fn. 2) to the poor of the parish, &c., as directed. In default the property is to go over to the Master and Wardens of the Tailors and Armourers of Linen Armour of the Fraternity of S. John the Baptist in London, and their successors for ever, upon similar conditions; remainder in default to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary de Abbechirch. Dated London, 22 November, A.D. 1418.
Roll 147 (41).
Haddele (John), grocer.—Bequests to Sir John Wykyngeston, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Panccas, in aid of maintaining the church clock (Orlogii) and for keeping
his obit. All his tenements in London and the suburbs, charged with the above bequests, are to remain in the hands of his executors for the space of two years in order to carry out his will, and afterwards to remain to his right heirs between him and Thomasia his wife lawfully begotten; remainder to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London and their successors, for the relief of poor freemen on the occasion of assessments for taxes and talliages, &c. His property at Calais to be sold for pious uses and for repair of roads, and for the soldiers at Calais. His feoffees of lands and tenements in co. Middlesex are directed to convey a life estate therein to his aforesaid wife; remainder to his right heirs as aforesaid. In default of such heirs he devises his manor called "Aschewys" or "Myle ende," in the parish of Stebenhythe and S. Mary Matfelon, (fn. 3) to John Pecche in tail, and another manor called "Cobammes" in the aforesaid parish to Giles Argentem in tail. Dated 1 January, A.D. 1405.
Roll 147 (43).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Speleman (Stephen), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Quenehithe. Bequests to the said church and chaplains therein. Certain tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Michael aforesaid and S. Vedast in Chepe to be sold by his executors. A brewery called "le Cok on the hoop" in the said parish of S. Michael to be also sold, and the proceeds devoted to the marriage portions of the poor, repair of highways and bridges, and other pious and charitable uses. His feoffees are directed to give a good estate in a certain tenement and wharf in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Dunstan Est, and in houses and shops in the parish of S. Dionisius de Bakchirche, to his executors or their nominees, in order that the same may be sold to pay his debts and legacies, the residue of the proceeds being devoted to the health of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife and others. Also to the rector and churchwardens of the church of
S. Michael aforesaid his brewery called "le Pye on the hoop" with appurtenances in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, on condition they maintain a chantry in the said church as directed. In default the same to go to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of London, on condition they maintain a chantry in the Guildhall Chapel. His feoffees of lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of Maldon and Wathampstede in the counties of Bedford and Hertford are to sell the same, the proceeds being administered by his executors. To John Speleman his kinsman his lands and tenements in Totham, (fn. 4) co. Essex. Dated London, 14 August, A.D. 1419.
Roll 147 (45).
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Fastolf (Johanna), widow.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe near the sepulchre of Simon Dolsaly her grandfather. Certain tenements in an alley called "Fastolf Aley" in the parish of S. Stephen in Colmanstrete, near an alley called "Mille Aley," and her brewery called "le Greorge," to be sold by her executors and the proceeds distributed in charity. To her executors she leaves specific goods, among which is a diamond ring with the inscription Vous aime de tout moun coer, and a piece [of silver] with super-covercle flat. Dated 13 September, A.D. 1417.
Roll 147 (60).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Cuthbert, Bishop [20 March].
Knyght (James), brewer.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Dionisius Bakchirche. To Alice his wife a tenement called "le Cheqer on the hoop," with houses, shops, &c., in Fanchirchestrete in the parish of S. Dionisius aforesaid, for life; remainder to John, Henry, and James his sons in equal parts. The reversion of certain houses and shops to be sold, and twenty marks of the proceeds to go to Katherine and Margaret his daughters respectively. Dated London, 18 February, A.D. 1417.
Roll 147 (76).