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 VI.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.].
Frankeleyn (Robert), dyer.— To be buried as directed in another testament touching his movables. To John Davels, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Peter the Less, he leaves a certain parcel of land, situate in the parish
of S. Peter the Less in Themsestrete in the Ward of Baynardes castell, for the purpose of a churchyard. Dated London, 14 July, A.D. 1430.
Roll 159 (5).
Atte Wode (Thomas), hurer.—To Agnes his daughter tenements in Hoggenlane in the parish of S. Michael at Queenhithe, and also in the parish of S. Mary Somerset, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for charitable uses. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1427.
Roll 159 (8).
Shadworth (John), mercer.—To be buried in a certain tomb in the church of S. Mildred in Bredestrete. Bequests for the maintenance of three chantries in the said church for the space of three years next after his decease. His feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in the county of Cambridge and in the City and suburbs of London are directed to sell the same and deliver the proceeds to his executors for payment of legacies. To Nicholas Overton, the rector, and parishioners of the aforesaid church, he leaves a tenement near the church to serve as a dwelling-house for the rector or parish chaplain for the time being, and a parcel of land for a burial-ground. In case of misappropriation the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London in aid of the chaplains of the collegiate chapel near the Guildhall. To the Abbess and Convent of S. Clare of the Minoresses without Algate a tenement and garden in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in the Ward of Bradstrete for prayers for his soul, the souls of Bartholomew de Bozan, Johanna, late wife of the same, and Philippa their daughter, and others, and for observing the obit of the said Johanna. To the common box of the Art of Mercers of London he leaves twenty pounds sterling, and a similar sum to the use and fabric of the Gruildhall. The residue of his goods to be devoted to pious and charitable uses as directed. John Carpenter appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 7 May, A.D. 1428.
Roll 159 (11).
Whappelode (Robert), hosteler.—To Margaret his wife, by way of dower of his lands and tenements, he leaves an annual quitrent of ten marks for life. To Thomas Dursle and William Downe,
fishmongers, an annual rent issuing from his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Nicholas Coldabbey and S. Mildred in Bredstrete in trust for Hugh his son. To Sir Henry Haunsard, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Margaret in Briggestrete, an annual quitrent of a shop in Briggestrete, charged with the due observance of his obit, with tolling of bells, gifts to the poor, &c., for the good of his soul, the souls of John his brother and of Johanna his brother's wife, and also with the maintenance of chantries, &c., in manner directed. To Richard his son in tail he leaves lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret in Briggestrete, S. Leonard in Estchep, S. Nicholas Coldabbey in Oldefisshstrete, and S. Mildred in Bredestrete, without power of alienating or mortgaging the same; remainders over as to a portion of the property to Johanna his daughter for life and to Robert atte Watre her son in tail; remainder as to another portion to Margery his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Margaret aforesaid. His wife to remain in possession of all the above lands and tenements until his son Richard shall have completed his term of apprenticeship. Dated London, 11 August, A.D. 1428.
Roll 159 (13).
Shadworth (John), mercer.—To John Willy, rector of the church of S. Alban in Wodstrete, tenements in Basynglane in the parishes of S. Mary de Aldermariechirche and S. Mildred de Bredestrete, near the tenement called "Gisoreshalle," (fn. 1) so that the said rector and his successors maintain a chantry in the said church for the souls of John Wodecok, Felicia, wife of the same, William and Johanna, the father and mother of the same, and others, and also duly observe the obit of the said John Wodecok in manner directed. The issues and profits of the said tenements to be kept in a box in the custody of the churchwardens. In default of the said chantry the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the maintenance of a chantry in the Guildhall Chapel. Dated London, 7 January, A.D. 1429.
Roll 159 (15).
Monday next after F. of Trans. of S. Edward, K. and C. [13 Oct.].
Western (William), draper.—To be buried either in the church of S. Andrew upon Cornhull or in the church of the house of S. Mary Overey in Suthwerk. To Johanna his wife one half of his goods and chattels by way of dower and her share; also all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Olave in Suthwerk for life, remainder in trust for sale. His lands and tenements in the parishes of Dylwyssh, (fn. 2) Camerwell, and Lambehith, and elsewhere in the county of Surrey, and likewise his leaseholds in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate, to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to his aforesaid wife, the residue being at the disposal of his executors. Dated London, 3 October, A.D. 1426.
Roll 159 (21).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.].
White (Thomas), armourer.—To be buried in the church of S. Augustine at the Grate [of S. Paul's]. His executors to sell the term of service of William Stacy his apprentice, and pay the proceeds to Margaret his wife. To John his son one hundred shillings. To Rosa and Johanna his daughters respectively a basin and laver. Also to Margaret his wife all his hustilments and utensils, and the reversion of certain lands and tenements, after the decease of Edmund Salle, for life; remainder to his said daughters. Dated London, 22 May, A.D. 1429.
Roll 159 (31).
Lardener (Roger), baker.—Bequest to the church of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, of which he was a parishioner, for tithes and oblates forgotten or retained. To Johanna his wife a certain tenement in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid for life; remainder to Agnes, Lucy, and Isabella his daughters in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 20 January, A.D. 1428.—By codicil he releases a debt to Thomas Mason, sporier. To William Lardener his brother he leaves his leasehold interest in the hostel of the Abbot and Convent of Circestre (fn. 3) called "Popyngaye" in Fletestrete, together with coverlitz, blankettes, sheets, and matrasses therein; and also his leasehold tenement in Holbourne held under the Abbot and
Convent of Malmesbury, in trust to pay the profits to his daughters aforesaid. Forgives Richard Barton, "hosteler," a portion of a debt due for a load of hay.
Roll 159 (35).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].
Grymston (Isabella, relict of Edmund, vintner).—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard before the great cross. Her feoffees of a shop and houses in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles to convey a life estate in the same to Agnes Fenslowe her servant; remainder to be sold for pious uses. Dated 20 January, A.D. 1430.
Roll 159 (55).