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 V.
Monday the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].
Langhorne (Alice, relict of John, "brasiere").—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhill under the marble slab where lies her late husband. Her lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Jewry, S. Andrew upon Cornhill, and S. Katherine in the churchyard of Crichirche to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 4 February, A.D. 1420.
Roll 149 (13).
Langhorne (Alice, relict of John, "brasiere").—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhill, to the rector and churchwardens of which church she leaves certain lands, tenements, &c., in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, in aid of a chantry founded by her late husband (fn. 1) for the good of his soul, the souls of Petronilla his former wife and others; also for keeping her obit, and the obit of her said husband, &c., as directed. In default the same to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty as Wardens of London Bridge for the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel upon the bridge. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1420.
Roll 149 (14).
Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].
Thorp (John), chandler.—To be buried in the church of
S. Peter upon Cornhull near Nicholas his late son. Certain tenements which he and Beatrix his late wife formerly acquired in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhull to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 4 April, A.D. 1421.
Roll 149 (32).
Beamond (John), chandler.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Benedict de Graschirche. Pecuniary bequests to Johanna his kinswoman and John her brother. To Margaret his wife, by way of her share of his goods, he leaves two hundred pounds, and one third of his hustilments, jewels, &c., appertaining to his hall, chamber, pantry, and kitchen; also a tenement called "le hors on the hoop" in the parish of S. Benedict aforesaid, and a moiety of lands and tenements called "Bowels" in the parish of Southwelde, co. Essex, held under the Prior and Convent of Blakamore, for life. To Juliana his daughter, wife of William Middilton, grocer, he leaves the other moiety of the same for life. After the decease of his said wife and daughter, the above property to be sold for his soul's health. Also to his five sons and daughters aforesaid (fn. 2) he leaves two thirds of his hustilments, jewels, &c., mentioned above. To John Wollaston his servant certain tenements in the parish of S. Martin Otewich for life; remainder to John and Johanna aforesaid. Dated London, 26 March, A.D. 1416.
Roll 149 (35).
Beamond (John), chandler.—Testament touching his free tenements, lands, and rents. To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Benedict de Graschirche. To Margaret his wife a tenement in Graschirchestrete in the parish of S. Benedict for life, so that she content herself with the same and with the legacies made to her in his other testament touching his movables; remainder to Richard and Adam his sons in successive tail; remainder to Juliana, Dionisia, and Margaret his daughters, as joint tenants in tail; remainder to John Beamond, Richard Beamond, and Johanna Beamond his kinsfolk in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. To Adam his son a tenement and wharf in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate and a shop in Briggestrete in tail; remainders over. His feoffees
in trust of property at Chelmeresford are directed to entail the same upon Richard his son immediately the said Richard attains the age of twenty-four years; remainders over. Dated London, 2 April, A.D. 1416.
Roll 149 (36).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Maur, Abbot [15 Jan.].
Neel (William), citizen of Chichester. (fn. 3) —To be buried in the cathedral church of Chichester. To the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr in Southwerk he leaves certain rents in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, charged with the maintenance of two lamps. To John Hully of Chichester, junior, houses in Bredstrete, opposite the tavern called "le Ravon," in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof. To Thomas Pacchyng of Chichester a tenement in Thamisestre (sic) in the parish of S. Martin Orgar for life; remainder in trust for pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his late wife, formerly wife of John Waleworth, vintner, and others. Dated the Vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1418.
Roll 149 (45).
Whyteman (William), "joynour."— To Agnes his wife his tenement in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. James de Grarlekhithe for a term of thirty years; remainder to William Huntyngdon, rector of the church of S. James aforesaid, and the masters of the Fraternity of S. James aforesaid, and their successors, to the use and behoof of the said fraternity. Dated London, 16 December, A.D. 1419.
Roll 149 (46).
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Middelton (William), grocer.—To be buried in the parish church or churchyard of S. Elena near Bisshopesgate. To Juliana his wife lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret in Briggestrete and S. Michael near Crokedlane for life, charged with due observance of his obit; remainder to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City. To John his bastard son he leaves tenements in Bogerowe in the parish of S. Antonin for life, with similar remainder on condition the said Mayor, &c., pay certain
sums of money out of the profits of the same to the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena aforesaid for keeping his obit, distribute other sums among the sick, poor, and insane within the Hospital of S. Mary de Bedlem, the poor lepers in the hospitals of S. Giles without Holbourne, le loke near Suthwerk, and Hakeney, and pay ten pounds to the Warden and Commonalty for the maintenance of Rochester Bridge in co. Kent, and twenty pounds to poor almsfolk and others in manner as directed. In default the whole of the property to be sold by the rectors of the churches of S. Margaret and S. Michael aforesaid, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of Rochester Bridge and of other bridges throughout the country where most necessary, the relief of the poor, and other charitable objects. To Richard, son of John Beamond, "chaundeler," he leaves shops in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate in tail; remainder to Juliana, Dionisia, and Margaret, daughters of John Beamond aforesaid, as tenants in common with cross remainders; ultimate remainder in trust for sale for charitable uses. Dated London, 20 November, A.D. 1419.
Roll 149 (53).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Merlawe (Richard), "iremonger."—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Michael de Qwenehith. To Agnes his wife a sum of money, and all utensils and necessaries appertaining to his hall, chamber, parlour, butlery, pantry, and kitchen, &c., by way of her share of his movable goods, on condition that she content herself therewith; also his tenements in the parishes of S. Michael aforesaid, S. Mildred in the Poultry, S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate, and S. Brigid in Fletestrete for life; remainder to Thomas his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To William Wright, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael aforesaid, he leaves a certain tenement situate in the parish, provided they maintain a chantry in the said church at the altar of S. Katherine for the good of his soul in manner directed. In default the said tenement to go over to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of London, on condition that they maintain a chantry in the chapel of the Guildhall. The residue of his goods to be devoted to charitable
uses in London as well as at Merlawe, (fn. 4) his native place. Dated London, 18 September, A.D. 1420.
Roll 149 (60).