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 20 EDWARD IV.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Alban, Martyr [22 June].
Broun (Stephen), grocer.—To be buried according to instructions contained in another testament touching his movables. To the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary atte Hill near Billyngesgate, conveyed to him by Geoffrey Fildyng, William Cantelowe, and John Middelton, mercers, in trust for the purpose of this devise, to hold the same to the said Mayor and Commonalty and their successors for ever without any condition. Dated London, 29 April, A.D. 1461.
Roll 210 (10).
Monday next after the F. of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24-June].
Frowyk (fn. 1) (Henry), mercer, late Mayor and Alderman of the City of London.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon, on the south side of the chapel of SS. Nicholas and Stephen. To John Neel, Master of the House and Church of S. Thomas the Martyr, called "de Acon," and brethren of the same, he leaves certain rents in the parish of S. Pancras, charged with the observance of his obit and the obit of Isabella his wife and other pious and charitable conditions in manner as directed; remainder to his right heirs in case of default. Dated London, 8 April, A.D. 1459.
Roll 210 (11).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.].
Derby (John), late Alderman (fn. 2) and draper.—To be buried in the chapel commonly called "Seint Johanes Chapell," lately built by him in the church of S. Dionisius Bakchirche. To Robert Greteham, the rector, and churchwardens of the said church and their successors, he gives the reversion, after the decease of Johanna his wife, of certain lands and tenements within the parish of S. Dionisius, among them being a hostel called "le Belle and le Chekyr on the hoop," situate in Fancherchestrete, charged with the maintenance of two chantries in the aforesaid chapel for the good of his soul, the souls of Margaret his late wife, Johanna his present wife, William his father, Johanna his mother, John and Alice Caldebek, the parents of Johanna his wife, and others, and also with the observance of his obit, &c., in manner as directed; remainder over in case of default to the Master and Wardens of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary of the Drapers of London for similar uses. Dated London, 17 February, A.D. 1478.
Roll 210 (12).
Lynne (Alice, relict of William, grocer). —To be buried according to directions contained in her testament touching her movables. To Robert Kirkeham, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Dunstan in the East and their successors, certain tenements acquired by her jointly with others from William Sevenok, grocer, in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid, charged with the observance of her obit for the good of her soul, the souls of her late husband, John Maykyn and Johanna his wife, and others in manner as directed; remainder in case of default to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of London for the time being to the use and maintenance of London Bridge, subject to the above charges. Dated London, 22 June, A.D. 1458.
Roll 210 (13).
Maldon (John), grocer.—To the Prior and Convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, an annual rent of two shillings issuing from messuages in the parish of All Hallows near Graschirche, which messuages he leaves to William Cawlyn, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of All Hallows aforesaid, charged with the payment of the above rent and also with the maintenance of a chantry, observance of his obit, &c., within the said church in manner as directed. The Chamberlain of the Chamber of the Gruildhall to supervise the observance of his obit, and to have three shillings and fourpence for personal attendance. A penalty of forty shillings to be paid in each case of default made in carrying out the terms of his will. Dated London, 25 April, A.D. 1467.
Roll 210 (14).
Stafford (William).—To Thomas Pulter, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate and their successors, he leaves a stone house with vault beneath to serve as a vestry. Dated London, 30 December, 37 Henry VI. [A.D. 1458].
Roll 210 (15).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].
Dey (John), citizen and freeman of London.—To the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles within Newgate an annual quitrent of six shillings and eightpence issuing from a tenement in the lane and parish of S. Michael in Crokedlane, charged with the observance of an obit on the 16th of April every year for the souls of William Hunt, Alice, wife of the same, and others, with tolling of bells, &c., in manner as directed; remainder in case of default to John Ropley of Chidyngfold, co. Surrey, kinsman and heir of the aforesaid William Hunt, for like purposes in the church of Chidyngfold. Dated 8 July, A.D. 1479.
Roll 210 (23).