Wills: 39 Henry VI (1461-2)

Pages 542-543

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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Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].

Aston (William), citizen and freeman of the City of London.— To Thomas Methley, Prior of the House or Priory of H. Trinity de Bella Valle (fn. 1) of the Carthusian Order in the county of Nottingham, and convent of the same, he leaves an annual rent of ten pounds six shillings and eightpence issuing from his lands and tenements situate without Ludgate in the parish of S. Martin near Ludgate, charged with an annual payment of seven marks to a chantry in the church of S. Mary at Thyngden, co. Northampton, where his daughter Agnes lies buried, or in the parish church of S. John the Baptist at Dronfeld, co. Derby, for the good of his soul, the souls of Adam and Emma his parents, Johanna and Johanna his wives, and others. Directions as to appointment to the said chantry, &c. Also to Master John Kermerdyn, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Martin aforesaid, he leaves all the aforesaid lands and tenements, subject to the above rentcharge, so that the said rector, &c., duly observe his obit and carry out his wishes in other particulars as directed. In case of default the above legacies to be void, and the lands and tenements aforesaid are to go over to the Prior and Convent of the House of the Salutation of the Blessed Mary of the Carthusian Order near London, to execute his wishes. Dated London, 16 February, A.D. 1456.
Roll 189 (11).


  • 1. 2 Beauvale, near Greasley, co. Notts, founded by Nicholas de Cantilupo, 17 Edward III. (Tanner's 'Notit. Monast.,' p. 411).
  • 2. 1 Et Readepcionis sue Regie potestatis anno primo. It has not been considered worth while to disturb the series of Rolls as numbered for the purpose of placing the wills in Roll 190 in their strictly chronological place.