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 40 EDWARD III.
Flaunden (John de), hosier.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Stoken Newenton. Bequests to the high altar of the said church, the parish chaplain and clerk, the churches of S. Mary de Haryngeye (fn. 1) and of Iselden, (fn. 2) and the high altar of S. Sepulchre's Church. To Katherine his wife and to Margaret Naylers his shop in Corwanerstrete in Hosierlane in Westchepe (fn. 3) for their lives; and to John his servant a house in Hosierlane in Smithefeld for life; remainder to Matilda his daughter for life; remainder to pious uses. Also to his said wife all his goods and chattels, subject to a payment in aid of a chantry in the church of S. Sepulchre for the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Margery his mother, and others. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1365.
Fairher (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Leonard in Estchep near his father and mother. Bequests to ministers of the said church and of S. Vedast in Westchep for their prayers; to the Friars of S. Augustine, London, for their prayers as well as to the other orders of friars in London; to the fraternity in the church of S. Mary de Wolcherche of which he was a member; to his servants, apprentices, &c. To Katherine his wife he leaves the revenue of his tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less for life; remainder to Robert, son of John Litle. The residue of all his goods, after payment of debts and fulfilment of testament, he leaves to his aforesaid wife by way of dower and in satisfaction of all goods and chattels accruing to her at his decease. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Michael, Archangel [29 Sept.], A.D. 1365. Roll 94 (20).
Spaldyng (William), the King's Sergeant-at-Arms.—To be buried in the church of All Hallows, Bristol. To Sir William Lench', perpetual vicar of the said church, he leaves a long scarlet cloak furred with Calabre, (fn. 4) and forty shillings to be raised by sale of his crops and goods at Cranneford. To Richard his son a rayed tunic of scarlet mure. Further bequests to Alice Tonkere his nurse (? custodi mee infirmitatis), the Fraternity of the Trinity at Circestre, (fn. 5) the Prior of Kalendars (fn. 6) at Bristol, the fabric of the mother church of Wircestre, &c. To Peryn his servant he leaves a rayed tunic, whereof one part is Russet, a white Paltok, (fn. 7) and a goune of bluet with fur of ottere. To Richard his son his tenement in Oldefichstrete, parish of S. Gregory near Sermenereslane, in trust for sale for the good of his soul. Dated Saturday, "quatuor temporum" (fn. 8) before Christmas, A.D. 1365.
Gloucestre (Stephen de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Mounthaut. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, the church of S. Mary Somersete and ministers thereof, divers orders of friars in London, the old and new work of S. Paul's, the prisoners in Neugate, his servants, apprentices, and others. To Isabella his wife he leaves ten pounds, the utensils of his house, and all his jewels, except his money of silver and gold and his stock of fish; also shops in Oldfishestret for life; remainder to the rector of the church of S. Mary de Mounthaut for the time being for pious uses for the souls of John Gloucestre, John, son of the same, and others. To John Longeneye he leaves his entire Saltwharf, charged with the maintenance of two chaplains in the aforesaid church. Further bequests to William Gubbe, son of Isabella his wife, Johanna, daughter of William Hoo, and Stephen his nephew, Vicar of S. Paul's Church. To the fabric of the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Old Fish Street six shillings and eightpence. Dated Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1365. Roll 94 (81).
Caustone (Richard de), mercer.—To be buried in the church of the Preaching Friars, London, near the tomb of William de Caustone his brother. To Isabella his wife he leaves all his vessels of silver, and all utensils belonging to his house. The rest of his movables to be divided into two parts, whereof one part is to go to his said wife by way of dower, and the other to be devoted to the good of his soul, the souls of Leticia his late wife, Thomas (sic) and Claricia, wife of the same, Nicholas de Caustone and Agnes, wife of the same, John, son of the said Nicholas, and Johanna, daughter of the said John, Robert his son, Agnes his daughter, Johanna Dolsaly his sister, and others. Bequests to the churches of S. Stephen de Colmannestrete, S. Paul's, S. Margaret Patyns, S. Michael de Aylesham, S. Mary de Farundon, and S. Thomas de Acres in Chepe; to the Preaching Friars near Ludgate and other religious orders, to various hospitals, to London Bridge, &c. Further bequests to John his son, Thomas de Worstede and Simon, brother of the same, Johanna de Worsted their sister, and others. To Isabella his wife he also leaves the residue of the term of service of his apprentice, and all his tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret Patyns and S. Dunstan near the Tower for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday, 13 March, A.D. 1364. Roll 94 (86).
Horwode (John de), senior.—To John his son he leaves his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Martin de Ismongerslane, to enter upon the same one month after his decease, together with certain rents and shops in tail male, charged with the maintenance of a chantry; remainder in trust for sale for the benefit of poor scholars and for marriage portions of poor girls. To Nicholas de Horwode, "cotiler," tenements at le Tourhull in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate in tail male; remainder to Richard de Horwode, mercer, in tail, with similar remainder. Dated London, 8 June, A.D. 1366. Roll 94 (91).
Leyre (William, son of William de).—To be buried in the parish church of Great Brumleye, before the representation of our Lord's resurrection. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To Anne his wife houses, rents, &c., in the parishes of All Hallows the Less upon the Cellar, S. Laurence in the Jewry, S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstret, S. Martin Pomer in Isemongereslane, and elsewhere for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Pecuniary bequests to Alice and Anne, daughters of Elias Doreward. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves divers household chattels belonging to his chamber, buttery, &c., comprising cups of silver and of maser, spoons, linen and woollen cloths, and a silver cup with silver covercle of new tour (de novo tour). Other chattels, including dishes and salsers, are to be sold for pious uses for the health of his soul, the souls of Isolda de Belhous and others. Dated at Brumleye, Tuesday next after Feast of H. Trinity [13 June], 40 Edward III. A.D. 1367. (fn. 9)
Otewy (Nicholas), of the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles aforesaid. Bequests to the above parish church and ministers thereof, to London Bridge, Katherine his mother, Agnes his sister, Richard his godson, Sir Roger de Depham, Vicar of Sordeth, (fn. 10) the work of the church of Sordeth, and to the light of the Fraternity of the Rood therein. To Margaret his wife he leaves his estate in the said fraternity, and the residue of his goods, movable and immovable; also his house in Grobbestret in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid, Friday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1364.
Worstede (Simon de), mercer and Alderman.—To be buried in the church of S. Alban de Wodestret near the tomb of his children. To Alice his wife tenements, rents, &c., in the parish of S. Alban aforesaid for life, subject to certain charges set out in the will of Hugh de Colwyk, clerk, proved, proclaimed, and enrolled in the Husting (fn. 11) of London for Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347–8]; remainder to Margery his daughter in tail. If the said Margery die without heirs of her body during the lifetime of his aforesaid wife, then his wife is to enjoy the above tenements, &c., to her, her heirs and assigns, subject always to the aforesaid charges. Also to his said wife he leaves other tenements in the parishes of S. Alban de Wodestret and S. Alphege for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary in the church of S. Alban aforesaid; remainder to his aforesaid daughter in tail, subject to the same charge; remainder over. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of Pentecost [12 June], A.D. 1364.
And the aforesaid Alice, principal executrix of the above testament, and Robert Beaumont, an executor of the same, did not appear.
Galeys (fn. 12) (Henry le).—Memorandum of a clause in his will (fn. 13) to the effect that he confirms to the Abbess and Sisters of the Order of S. Clare without Alegate a certain perpetual rent for the maintenance of five brethren, to reside in houses which he had erected for the purpose at his own expense, and to celebrate divine service in his new chapel where rests his body. If such gift be void under the Statute of Mortmain (fn. 14) the said rent is to be sold and other rents to be bought with the proceeds, within London or elsewhere, and given to the said brethren. This is followed by a deed of covenant or composition between the executors of the testator and Juliana the Abbess and sisters aforesaid, whereby the former assign in lieu of the aforesaid rent a house called "Bekenham," with houses to it appertaining in the City of London, to the said Abbess, together with an allowance for repairs, &c.; and the Abbess and sisters covenant to maintain the prescribed number of brethren, only paying costs of defending their title out of the issues of the tenement. A schedule of sums disbursed upon the property by the Abbess and sisters since the execution of the deed of covenant, viz., anno 30 Edward I. [A.D. 1301–2], is set out, the sum total amounting to over 435l. 19s. 11d.
Everard (Alan), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstrete. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, the church of S. Peter de Walpol, (fn. 15) the five orders of mendicant friars in London, the church of S. Thomas de Acon, the hospitals for lepers, and others. To Thomas Everard his term in a brewery situate opposite S. Laurence in the Jewry, and to each of the children of the said Thomas two cows. Further bequests of money, cows, and other goods and chattels, including bed-linen of a chequer pattern (unum supellectulum scaccatum) and ornamented with needlework (punctatum (fn. 16), curtyns, a gold ring with ruby, a silk girdle powdered with pearls, a silver-mounted gripseye (fn. 17) (ovum de Grip), a silver chain with an image of S. Katherine, a bay horse and a black ambling horse, a Flanders chest, &c., to Thomas atte Assh, Katherine, wife of John Feraud, Alan, son of William Everard, William, brother of the said Alan, Agnes Everard, Katherine, wife of Adam Stable, Richard de Kent, fishmonger, Peter Fyvyan, and many others. Also to Johanna, wife of Roger Andrew, Katherine de Grantham, and Margery Haryngeseye respectively, a stall in Sopereslane; and to Alan, son of William Everard, land in Marcheford. Bequest of twenty shillings in aid of the money chest instituted by Master Michael, (fn. 18) late Bishop of London. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid churches of S. Mary Magdalen and S. Peter de Walpole. Bequest for the repair of London Bridge, the bridge at Catewade, (fn. 19) and others, and also repair of roads. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1366. Roll 94 (150).
Copyn (Thomas), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Algate. Bequests to the said church, Sir Ralph the rector, and other ministers thereof; to each order of friars in London for a trental of masses; to the inmates of various hospitals and of Neugate prison. Provision made for eight chaplains in the church of S. Botolph aforesaid, and for a pilgrim to travel on his behalf to the various shrines of S. Mary de Walsyngham, S. Edmund, S. Mary de Stokes, S. Mary de Manlond, and S. Thomas the Martyr at Canterbury, and there to make offerings. To Alice his wife, by way of dower, he leaves for life a tenement with shops in the aforesaid parish of S. Botolph; remainder to Thomas his son and to the infant with which his said wife is enceinte, and to the heirs of their respective bodies; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 28 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 94 (152).
Atte Sloo (Thomas).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid in Fletestrete. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, and the light of Blessed Mary therein. To Matilda his wife he leaves his tenement in Fletestrete, parish of S. Brigid aforesaid, for life; remainder in trust for sale for maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Brigid. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Pentecost [16 May], A.D. 1361.