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 33 EDWARD III.
St. Maur or Seymour (Thomas de), Knt.—To be buried in the Priory of Poulton, (fn. 1) under a plain marble stone, in the new church before the high altar when made. For the new work of Poulton he leaves his large hostel in London in the parish of S. Peter in Bradestrete. To William Stroky, rector of the church of Eton Meisy, (fn. 2) ten marks, one of his best girdles, and a foal of his grey Hampton mare which is at Cheleworth (fn. 3) (unum pullanum de iumento graieto de Hampton qui est apud Cheleworth); and to Thomas, Vicar of Lacok, (fn. 4) ten marks and a foal "Bauson" (fn. 5) of his black Hampton mare at the same place. To John de Stokes, Knt., his small hostel near Fletbrigge in London. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1357.
Afterwards there came Nicholas Seymore and put his claim upon the said testament as to a tenement therein devised, &c.
Avebury (Robert de), clerk, Registrar of the Court of Canterbury.—To be buried in Pardon Churchyard (cimiterio indulgenciarum) of S. Paul's Church near the tomb of Milicent his wife. To John his son he leaves his tenement in Ivy Lane in the parish of S. Faith in the Crypt (in scrippis) in tail; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder to Johanna his daughter in fee. Dated London, 27 January, A.D. 1358. Roll 87 (10).
Depham (Roger de), Alderman (fn. 6) of London.—To be buried in the church of S. Swythin in Candelwykstret, before the altar of SS. Katherine and Margaret, near Margaret his wife. All his lands, tenements, and rents in the City of London he leaves to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the said City and their successors for ever, so that they provide chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Thomas his father, Agnes his mother, his wife, and others, the said chantries to be in the church of S. Swythin aforesaid and in the chapel of S. Mary adjoining the Guildhall. Directions follow as to the right of presentation of chantry priests and other particulars relating to the aforesaid chantries, ten shillings being left to the Mayor or Warden of the City for the time being, and half a mark to the Recorder, annually for superintending and maintaining the same. Dated London, 10 January, A.D. 1358. Roll 87 (20).
Carpenter (Philip).—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Dionisius de Bakcherch near Grascherche. To Sir Richard de Brineston, (fn. 7) rector of the said church, and to Giles de Kelseye, tapicer, he leaves a messuage in Lymstrete near the place called "la lendenhalle"; also to Richard Turri and Johanna, wife of the same, two shops in the same street. To Alice his wife for life all his lands and tenements in the City and suburbs of London, with remainder to Alice and Cristina his daughters for their lives; remainder to John his son in fee. Dated London, 23 February, A.D. 1358. Roll 87 (27).
Wyrcestre (William de), senior, "felmongere."—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. John de Walbrok near the body of Alice his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; to the fabric of S. Paul's Church; the five orders of friars in London; the canons of H. Trinity towards Algate; the sisters of the New Abbey without Algate; the nuns of S. Elena; the Hospital of S. Bartholomew; the nuns of Clerkenewelle, Stratford, Halywell, &c. Provision made for maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid church of S. John for the space of five years next after his decease. To Agnes his wife by way of dower of all his goods movable he leaves sixty pounds sterling and the third part of all his rents and tenements in the City and suburbs for life, as the law requires and allows; also to the same for life shops in the parishes of S. Mildred in the Poultry and S. Laurence Jewry; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder to Johanna his daughter. Also to the said son the rest of his lands and tenements in tail, with remainder to his said daughter. To the three daughters of John de Swalclyve and of Agnes, wife of the said John, the testator's daughter, twenty pounds sterling in equal portions. Guardians appointed for William his aforesaid son. Pecuniary bequests to Roger his brother and John, son of the same; Matilda Hervy his niece and servant; William, son of John his brother, Thomas his cook, and others. Dated London, 6 February, A.D. 1358. Roll 87 (39).
Staundon (fn. 8) (Johanna de), late wife of Ralph de Toudeby.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Hacon, to which church she makes bequests of money. Idonia, wife of William de Staundon her brother, appointed guardian of Agnes her daughter, and of tenements in the parishes of S. Nicholas Hacon, All Hallows de Bredstrete, and S. Peter de Wodestrete, until her said daughter come of age or marry. Dated London, 9 May, A.D. 1349.
Whereupon came Henry de Padyngton and Johanna his wife and put their claim upon the said testament as to tenements and rents devised therein, &c.
Martyn (John).—To be buried in the church of Allhallows at the Hay. To Sarah his daughter for her marriage he leaves a sum of money and divers household goods, his said daughter being placed under the guardianship of Peter Sterre, who is to give security for the same. To Margery his wife one hundred marks, her entire chamber, and a cup of one pearl (de uno perle) called "Cokyld," with silver bands and stand and cover of silver, and two leather bags (cophinis de coreo); also his tenements in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull for life, with remainder to his aforesaid daughter in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday, 2 March, A.D. 1358.
Whereupon came Peter Vivian and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament, &c.
Grandissono (Otto de), Knt.—To be buried in the collegiate church of S. Mary de Otery (fn. 9) in the diocese of Exeter, to the warden and canons of which and their successors he leaves all his lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of S. Dunstan towards the Tower and S. Margaret Patyns, for the maintenance of chantries. Beatrix his wife made one of his executors. Dated London, 1 March, A.D. 1354. Roll 87 (86).
Gyrdeler (Martin le).—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Neugate near the tomb of Margaret his late wife. Bequests to the fabric and ministers of the said church. To John his son, chaplain, he bequeaths divers goods and chattels, including basins and ewers, cups, spoons, tablecloths, a possenet, (fn. 10) a sanenap, (fn. 11) two aundernes, (fn. 12) an iron plate, and a folding table. (fn. 13) To Philip le Gurdlere twenty shillings; and to Johanna, the testator's sister, twenty shillings. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid church of S. Sepulchre for the good of his soul and the souls of Margaret his wife, Juliana and Margery his sisters, Walter and Agnes his father and mother. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of S. George [23 April], A.D. 1359.
Algate (Thomas de), Rector of the church of Scherryngge (fn. 14) in the diocese of London.—To be buried in the churchyard of H. Trinity within Algate near his father and mother. To his brother Sir Nicholas, the Prior of H. Trinity aforesaid, and convent of the same, and his successors he leaves tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Katherine within Algate, S. Andrew upon Cornhull, and S. Botolph without Algate. To Hugh, son of John le Skynnere, ten pounds sterling. The residue of his goods, movable and immovable, he leaves to the aforesaid prior for pious uses. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1358. Roll 87 (93).
Refham (John de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Mildred the Virgin in Bredestret, before the rood, near Sarah his late wife. Bequests to the fabric of, and to the light of the Blessed Mary in, the said church, as well as to ministers therein; to divers orders of friars within London; to lepers and sick in the hospitals, and other charitable objects. Further bequests of money or goods to Hugh Brown, late his apprentice; Margaret, daughter of Isabella de Redyng; William Onewyne, brewer, and others. To the church of S. Mildred aforesaid he leaves a cup with silver-gilt covercle, for carrying the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. His dwelling-house in Bredestret to be sold and the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid church, the making of gifts to the poor, and the repair of the high roads within twenty miles' circuit of the City. Bequests to anchorites near London. To Thomas Frere a silver cup with three greynes. (fn. 15) Dated London, 15 July, 33 Edward III. [A.D. 1359]. Roll 87 (102).
Cauntebrigge (Stephen de).—To Amicia his wife, by way of dower and in respect of any action at law she might bring respecting his tenements and rents, he leaves all his tenements in S. Vedast Lane in the parish of S. Leonard for life; remainder to Ydonea his daughter in tail. Also to his said daughter certain rents in the aforesaid parish and in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstret, together with a bed, mattress, and sheets. To John his son he leaves rents and shops in Goderonelane in the parish of S. Vedast aforesaid, and in Grobbestret in the parish of S. Giles without Crepilgate; and to Thomas his son shops in the first-mentioned parish. His wife appointed guardian of his son Thomas up to the age of twelve years. Also to his said wife and daughter he leaves divers household chattels, including a Flemish chest, silver spoons, cups, bedes of aumbre, and also a cart bound with iron (carectam cum ferro ligatam). To John his son a portifory, (fn. 16) a chalice, and a white vestment with three towels. Dated Saturday the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1358.
At a later court Thomas Hyngeston, goldsmith, came and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament.
Belegrave (William de), Rector of the moiety of the church of Minsterton. (fn. 17)—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Mary Magdalen near Eldefisshstrete. Bequests to the high altar of the said church. To Isabella de Kent certain rents in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, at the corner of Dolittellane. To Agata his daughter one hundred shillings. The residue of his goods he leaves to Sir Peter de Belegrave, Rector of the church of Bleuenham, (fn. 18) for payment of his debts and for the benefit of his soul. Dated London, in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, Friday next after the Feast of S. Wolstan, Bishop [19 Jan.], A.D. 1358.
Frethebek (Thomas de), saddler.—To be buried in the church of S. Vedast, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves sums of money. His tenement in Goderounlane to be sold for pious uses. To Alice his wife for life all his tenements in London; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1359. Roll 87 (126).
Sefoul (John), tanner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, on the spot ordained by him. Bequests to the church of S. Botolph aforesaid for tapers, &c. To Nicholas, son of Vincent Sefoul his late brother, John Peyntour, Henry de Clifton, Thomas Lillowe, and others, he leaves sums of money and chattels, including basins and ewers, linen and woollen cloths, a coat of russet, and a black cloak. To Robert Sefoul his son all his tenements and rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate; and to Johanna his daughter and Henry de Clifton her husband his principal tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid for their lives; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the said parish church. Dated London, in the parish of S. Botolph, the Feast of S. Gregory [12 March], A.D. 1353. Roll 87 (127).
Derham (John de), chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr, Briggestret, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves sums of money. Provision also made for the maintenance of chantries in the said church. Bequests to the five orders of friars in London, the poor in the hospitals, the prisoners in Neugate, the lepers at le lokes near Bermondeseye, the lepers at Hakeneye, and in the hospitals of S. Giles without Holborn and S. James near Westminster. To John his son, Johanna, Juliana, and Agnes his daughters, he leaves forty pounds respectively. Cecilia his wife to have the custody of his said children and of their goods so long as she remain a widow; but if she marry again, she and her husband are to give security for restoring to the children their property on coming of age or marriage, and for their proper maintenance in the mean time. Dated London, 2 October, A.D. 1359. Roll 87 (128).
Madeford (William de), "sharman." (fn. 19)—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard near the tomb of his wife. Bequests to the church of All Hallows de Honylane and to the parish chaplain of the same. To his children [not named] he leaves sums of money, cups of silver and of mazer, four best shears, two feather beds, a brass pot and basin. To Katherine his daughter one coat and one curtepy of black medlet. (fn. 20) To Robert his son a party robe of blue and red (de blueto et de chaump rubeo). To Walter his apprentice his leasehold interest in tenements in the said parish of All Hallows held under the Prioress of Haliwell. Dated London, Tuesday the Vigil of the Annunciation of B.V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.