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 27 HENRY VI.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Adam (Simon), clerk, citizen and freeman of the Mistery of Vintners of the City of London.—To the Masters or Wardens of the Mistery of Vintners of the Fraternity of S. Martin in the Vintry of the City and commonalty of the said mistery and their successors he leaves his hostel called "le Bere on the hoop" in the parish of S. Matthew in Frydaystret, together with a cellar and solar above in the same parish, near Erberlane and Palmereslane, (fn. 1) on condition the said masters or wardens shall out of the issues and profits maintain a chantry in the church of S. Martin in the Vintry, at the altar of S. Eutropius the Martyr, for the souls of William Hervy, King Henry V. of England, and others, in manner prescribed. The residue of the said profits, after discharge of expenses of the said chantry and of repair and maintenance of the said tenements, is to be devoted to the relief of the poor members of the mistery. (fn. 2) In case of default made in carrying out the terms of the devise the property is to go over to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. James de Grarlekhithe, charged with the maintenance of the chantry aforesaid. Also to Sir William Huntyngdon, the rector, and churchwardens he leaves tenements in Thamisestret in the parish of S. James aforesaid, comprising a tenement called of old "le Blyndebrewhous," otherwise "le hertishorn," and others in the parishes of S. Martin Orgar, All Hallows in Graschirchestret, and S. John de Walbroke near Horsshobrigge, charged with the maintenance of a chantry, observance of his obit, &c., in the aforesaid church. The residue of the issues and profits to be devoted to the repair of the said tenements, as well as the maintenance of the works and ornaments of the aforesaid church. In default the property to go over to the Masters or Wardens of the Mistery of Vintners to carry out the terms of the devise. Dated London, 12 April, A.D. 1442.
Roll 177 (12).
Monday next after Feast of Translation of S. Benedict [11 July].
Bray (Nicholas), baker.—To Sir William White, the rector, churchwardens and other parishioners of the church of S. Margaret Moyses, his tenement in Frydaystret in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church for the good of the souls of Kalph Cressoner, William White, and others; and also with keeping the said tenement in repair. The residue of the issues and profits of the tenement to be kept in a box under lock and two keys for further repairs when necessary. In case of default the tenement is to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the perpetual maintenance of London Bridge. Dated London, 5 July, A.D. 1442.
Roll 177 (22).
Atte Stokke (William), otherwise called "Essex," dyer.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter the Less (fn. 3) in Themsestrete. To John Davels, the rector, and churchwardens of the said church he leaves an annual rent of ten pounds issuing from certain lands and tenements within the parish, situate between the lane called "Fresshfisshlane" and the lane called "Kyngeslane," otherwise "Arouneslane," for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife, John Trigg, (fn. 4) and others, for the due observance of the obit of the said John Trigg, and for gifts to poor parishioners. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1430.
Roll 177 (23).