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 VI.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].
Trumpyngton (Thomas), "haberdassher."—Testament as to a tenement in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe. To Sir Richard Jepe, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of All Hallows de Honylane, he leaves the above tene ment, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Robert Turk and others, in manner directed. The residue of the issues and profits of the said tenement, after providing for the chantry and repair of the tenement, to be devoted to the ornaments and other necessaries of the church. Dated London, 21 March, A.D. 1425.
Roll 157 (6).
Exton (Thomas), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardon chirchehawe." Bequest to the stipendiary chaplain in the church of S. Leonard de Fasterlane for prayers. To Johanna his wife certain shops in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid, charged with the observance of his obit in manner directed, causing his soul and the souls of Isabella his late wife and of Martin Elys to be mentioned from the pulpit every Sunday among other benefactors of the church, relieving parishioners from payment of "Candelsylver" at Easter, and providing
a wax taper of ten pounds for Christ's tomb to burn in the same church at Eastertide, commencing on the day of the Preparation (in die Parassaves). After her decease the said shops to remain to the rector and churchwardens of the aforesaid church on like condition; the residue of the profits of the same being preserved in a chest within the church, and expended, when required, upon ornaments and other necessaries for the said church. In case of default in observance of his obit as directed the aforesaid shops are to go over to the Wardens of the Art and Mistery of the Goldsmiths of the City of London for due observance of his obit as well as for the augmentation of the common alms of the said art and mistery. The owners of the said shops for the time being are to enjoy a certain rent for an easement of a gutter running through one of the shops from a neighbouring tenement, with power to distrain for the rent or to stop up the watercourse. Also to Johanna his wife he leaves all his furs (pellicias). Dated London, 20 May, A.D. 1420.
Roll 157 (10).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Mockyng or Mokkyng (Thomas), clerk.—Testament touching his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichgate. To be buried according to directions given in his other testament touching his movable goods. The above lands and tenements he devises to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Botolph aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Thomas his father, Alice his mother, and others, saving the sum of ten marks sterling, which he leaves to the Prioress and Convent of Litilmore (fn. 1) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dated London, 1 October, A.D. 1427.
Roll 157 (52).
Monday next after F. of Trans, of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July].
Mockyng or Mokkyng (Thomas de), clerk, son of Thomas de Mockyng, late fishmonger.—Testament touching his lands and tenements in Bridge Street in the City of London. To Master Henry Mersshton, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Magnus near London Bridge, he leaves his tenement called "le Castell on the hoop," with three adjoining shops in Bruggestrete in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus, and also with the due observance of his obit and commemoration of the souls of Thomas his father and Alice his mother, with services as directed. In case of default or misappropriation of the issues of the said lands and tenements the same are to go over to Sir Richard Bragg, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Margaret Patyns, for similar purposes. If at the time of his decease the citizens of London are not allowed to devise tenements within the City in mortmain, as formerly they were accustomed, or if it happen that the tenements so devised by him in mortmain be withdrawn from mortmain by statute or legal process, so that the above legacies become invalid, he leaves the aforesaid tenement and shops in trust for sale by the rector and certain parishioners of the church of S. Magnus aforesaid, and the proceeds to be devoted to the seven works of mercy, (fn. 2) the repair of highways, maidens' marriage portions, &c. Dated London, 4 October, A.D. 1428.
Here follows a certificate of the testator having been admitted to the freedom of the City, 8 September, 8 Henry IV. [A.D. 1407].
Roll 157 (56).