Wills: 11 Edward IV (1471-2)

Pages 566-567

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 the Feast of S. Chad, Bishop [2 March].

Brampton (William), writer of the court-hand of the City of London.—To be buried according to directions contained in another testament touching his movables. To Richard Howell, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Thomas the Martyr in the Riole, he leaves a shop and houses in Oldefisshstrete in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbey, charged with observing the obits of William Shepton and Agnes, wife of the same, and that of the testator in manner as directed, and also with payments of various sums of money to the Masters of the Fraternity of S. Nicholas established among the parish clerks (fn. 1) of the City of London, the inmates of divers prisons, and other charitable objects. In case of default the property is to go over to the Fraternity of S. Nicholas aforesaid to carry out the terms of the devise, with further remainder in case of default to the Masters or Wardens of the Art of the Fishmongers of London. Dated London, 16 April, A.D. 1456.
Roll 201 (18).


  • 1. 1 See note supra, p. 514. This fraternity was suppressed in the reign of Edward VI., and its hall, almshouses, and other tenements, situate in Bishopsgate Street, handed over to Sir Robert Chester, who, in order to avoid judgment going against him in a suit with the brotherhood, pulled down the hall and sold the materials, "and thereupon the suit was ended" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 64).