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 3 HENRY VI.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Stokeslee (William), "stokfisshmongere."—Bequest to the rector of the church of S. Magnus near London Bridge for oblations forgotten. To Sarah his wife his tenements in the parishes of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate and S. Michael de Cornhull for life so long as she remain unmarried; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 16 March, A.D. 1399.
Roll 153 (10).
Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Elyngham (John), senior, "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Crokedlane. Certain tenements jointly held by the testator and Alice his wife in an alley called "Lennesaleye," and elsewhere in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, to be sold after the decease of his said wife (or the reversion to be sold during her lifetime), and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 4 October, A.D. 1424.
Roll 153 (28).
Monday next after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June.].
Hope (William), goldsmith.—To be buried before the cross in the great churchyard of S. Paul's. To William Byngham, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. John Zakary, he
leaves certain shops, &c., in Grodronlane in the parish of S. John Zakary (which he formerly acquired jointly with others, who released the same to him), to hold to the said rector, &c., to the use of the fabric and ornaments of the said church in return for their prayers. To the Prior and Chapter of Christchurch, Canterbury, an annual quitrent issuing from tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe. To Dame Elizabeth Fraunceys for her trouble in executing his testament he leaves a small tablet de cypres, (fn. 1) garnished with gold. Dated London, 28 May, A.D. 1425.
Roll 153 (73).
Fitz Robert (Robert), grocer.—To the Abbot and Convent of the Monastery of S. Mary of Graces near the Tower he leaves all his lands and tenements at the corner of Douegate in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay in Themsestrete, for celebrating divine service within the said monastery for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife and others; also an annual rent of ten shillings issuing from tenements in the lane called "Heywharflane," in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, by way of a pittance (fn. 2) to be expended upon the refectory of the monks at his obit. To the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary de Aldermarychirche certain rents of tenements and of a wharf called "Fresshwharf," in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, so that they maintain a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife and others. Also to the said rector, &c., certain other rents issuing from messuages in the same lane and parish, to be expended on observance of his obit, &c., as directed. To Robert Fitz Robert junior, his son, he leaves the residue of his lands and tenements. Dated London, 26 December, 1 Henry VI. [A.D. 1422].
Roll 153 (74).
Askham (William), Alderman. (fn. 3) —To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Crokedlane in the place where lies the body of John Lovekyn. His feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower are directed to convey a life estate in the same to Matilda his wife; the reversion of the same to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to
pious and charitable uses. His executors to sell, two years after his decease, the tenement wherein he dwelt in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Michael de Crokedlane, his feoffees in trust making a good estate therein to the purchaser; eight hundred marks of the proceeds to be devoted to the good of his soul, the souls of John Lovekyn and others. Similarly his lands and tenements in Candelwykstrete in the parish of S. Mary de Bothehawe and in Wodestrete in the parish of S. Alban, as also his estate in the manor of Walleworth, co. Surrey, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. John Preston, Recorder of the City, appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 24 November, A.D. 1413.
Roll 153 (75).
Note.—The above will was produced in Chancery on behalf of the defendant in Attorney-General v Fishmongers' Company.