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 V.
Duk (Thomas), skinner.—To be buried in S. Katherine's Chapel, which he had lately rebuilt, in the church of S. Dunstan West in Fletestret. To Sir John Walshford, perpetual vicar of the said church, and churchwardens of the same, certain rents in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his wife and others, as directed. In default the said rents to go over to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Brigid in Fletestret for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Brigid. To John Duk his son tenements called "le Tabard on the hoop," "le Crane on the hop," "le Newe Taverne," and others in the parishes of S. Brigid and S. Dunstan and elsewhere in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 15 April, A.D. 1411.
Roll 150 (8).
Claveryng (John), draper.—To be buried near the grave of Juliana his mother in the church of S. Christopher in the Ward of "Brastrete." To Richard Claidich the reversion of certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Christopher in the wards of Cornhill and Bradstrete for the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds, if he be willing to pay that sum; otherwise it is to be sold during the lifetime of Margaret his wife, and twenty pounds sterling or more to be devoted to the purchase of an entire vestment of black camlet, with amices, tunicles, and albs, with apparel for deacon and subdeacon, and also three choir copes of the same suit for service in the said church of S. Christopher; the vestment, &c., to be embroidered with the "scochon," Orate pro animabus Johannis Claueryng filii Johannis Claueryng filii Rogeri Claueryng et antecessorum suorum et omnium eorum ben. factorum. The residue of the proceeds to be devoted to the relief of prisoners for debt, bestowal of marriage portions, repair of roads, &c. His executors directed to find Agnes Forster in food, clothing, and shelter for life. Dated London, 24 December, A.D. 1421.
By codicil he leaves to Matilda Legge forty shillings, a house for her to live in, and a leasehold tenement in the parish of S. Christopher aforesaid. Richard Claidich to be allowed to have the reversion before mentioned for one hundred pounds sterling, instead of one hundred and twenty as stated in his will. Dated 8 January, A.D. 1421.
Roll 150 (11).
Est (William).—To be buried according to directions contained in another testament. To Alice his wife for life lands and tenements in the parish of S. Dionisius in the Ward of Langebourne, provided that she keep the same in good repair and maintain a chantry in the church of S. Olave in Southwerk near London Bridge; in default of which the property is to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London and their successors to the use of London Bridge, on condition that the Wardens of the said bridge be allowed to administer the estate and that they maintain a chantry as aforesaid. In default the property is to be administered by the Chamberlain of the City for the time being, who is to maintain a chantry in the chapel of the Guildhall and devote the residue of the issues and profits to the maintenance of the conduits of London. His co-feoffees of tenements in the parish of S. John Zakary and in the vill and parish of Newenton, co. Surrey, are directed to convey the same to Thomas and William his sons as soon as they come of age, and if they die under age, to Katherine his daughter. A certain tenement in the vill of Croydon to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, 6 September, A.D. 1421.
Roll 150 (12).
Est (William).—To be buried in the church of S. Olave near London Bridge. To William the prior and the convent of the church of H. Trinity he leaves certain rents in the parish of S. Swithun in Candelwykstrete. Dated London, 8 September, A.D. 1421.
Roll 150 (29).
Marchaunt (John), late Common Clerk (fn. 1) of the City of London. —To be buried in the conventual church of H. Trinity within Algate. To the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Margaret de Lothebury an annual quitrent issuing from certain tenements in the parishes of S. Olave in Old Jewry, S. Stephen de Colmanstret, and S. Margaret de Lothbury, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of John le Botoner, Margery and Mabel, wives of the same, and others. To the Prior and Convent of the church of H. Trinity aforesaid he leaves the above tenements so charged, and also the reversion of a tenement at one time belonging to Nicholas his father in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid, so that the said prior, &c., maintain certain chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Leticia his wife and others, pay every
Friday threepence sterling to poor parishioners of S. Katherine de Crichirch, and duly observe his obit, &c., as directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City to the use of the Guildhall Chapel, for the maintenance of chantries therein and other pious and charitable uses. John Carpenter (fn. 2) appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 18 July, A.D. 1421.
Roll 150 (41).