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 41 EDWARD III.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.].
Herwardestoke (William), Rector of the church of Berwby (fn. 1) in the diocese of Lincoln.—To be buried in the church of S. Bartholomew the Less, London, near the tomb of Juliana his mother. Bequests to the said church of S. Bartholomew, to ministers therein, to Friar John his confessor for prayers for his soul, to John Hedirsete his kinsman, and to Sir Thomas his brother, and others. To Master Thomas Hedirsete he leaves his Digest (meum inforciatum (fn. 2) ) and a small volume cum omni meo repertorio et doctoribus juris civilis. To John Herwardstoke his father a tenement in the lane of S. Bartholomew the Less, another tenement in the same lane being devised in trust for sale, and a portion of the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses. Certain tenements which he had acquired from Thomas de Grantham he leaves to his executors charged with an annual payment of one hundred marks for the space of seven years to the said Thomas and Isabella, wife of the same, in satisfaction of a debt of forty-four pounds, with which they are to be satisfied (leaving his executors in quiet possession), otherwise let them stand to the common law. To Richard Cole, chaplain, he leaves a long gown furred with calabre, (fn. 3) with a fur hood, and a long double cloak (toga). To William Potyn the Digestum Novum which the testator had lent him for instruction. To Sir John Pelham and Sir Thomas Aston, rector of the church of S. James de Garlikheth, and others, he leaves cups of silver. Dated London, 27 November, A.D. 1366. Roll 95 (17).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].
Stanford (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein. Tenements jointly acquired by him and Elena his wife from John Duffeld and William de Swerdeston de London, "Sporier," in the parishes of S. Ethelburga aforesaid and S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate, to be sold immediately after the decease of his wife, and the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses in the said church of S. Ethelburga for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Johanna his mother, and others. Also to Elena his wife certain rents of a tenement called "le Bole atte Whope" in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep for life; remainder in trust for the maintenance of a torch to burn at the elevation of the Host in the aforesaid church; also rents of a tenement near Pauleswharf for life, with similar remainder. Dated London, 10 May, A.D. 1366. Roll 95 (19).
Henry (Richard), brewer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, the light of S. Katherine, and the work of the new window in the same. His tenements and shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid to be sold immediately after the decease of Isabella his wife, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses. To Celestria his mother he leaves twenty shillings of silver and a bed with coverlet and tester. Dated London, Tuesday next after Palm Sunday [29 March], A.D. 1366. Roll 95 (20).
Casteleyn (William), "pheliper." (fn. 4) —To be buried in the churchyard of S. Augustine Pappeye. Bequest to the church of the same and ministers therein, to the work of S. Paul's, the rectors of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate and S. Mary atte Nax, the Augustinian Friars, the convents of S. Elena within Bysshopesgate and S. Mary without the same, &c. Bequests also of money or goods to William and Thomas his brothers, Johanna de Stone, William his godson, Alice, daughter of Margaret his sister, Stephen de Brendewode, and others. Also to Margaret, Beatrice, and Johanna his sisters he leaves his leasehold interest in certain houses, shops, and gardens in the parish of S. Mary atte Nax. His dwelling-house in the parish of S. Augustine de Pappeye is to be sold to fulfil his testament, and the residue of the proceeds devoted to pious uses. Dated London, 10 February, A.D. 1348.
Memorandum that the above testament was not previously enrolled by reason of non-payment of the fee, &c. (pro defectu solucionis feodi).
Roll 95 (23).
Monday next after F. of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March].
Carente (John de), Rector of the church of Hamelden. (fn. 5) —To be buried before the image of the B.V. Mary in the chancel of the church of Hamelden. Bequests to Cristina de Cos his sister, Walter de Carente his kinsman, and to ministers of the church of Hamelden for celebrating for the good of his soul, the souls of his father and mother, Richard de Clare, and others. To Alexander de Carente he leaves all his tenements, rents, &c., in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull. To William de Wythindon and Alice, wife of the same, certain rents for the lifetime of the said Alice. The seal of the Dean of Wycumb attached instead of his own, which was but little known. Dated at Hamelden in the greater chamber of the Rectory House, 25 November, A.D. 1355. Roll 95 (28).
Panetrye (William de la), mercer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew de Enefeld near the tombs of his father and mother. Bequests to the church of S. Andrew aforesaid and ministers therein, and to the poor of Enefeld on the day of his burial and obit. Provision made for chantries in the same church and the church of S. Mary Magdalene de Mylkestrete, London. For the repair of the highway at Freseford in the vill of Enefeld he leaves one hundred shillings. Pecuniary bequests to Isabella his sister, William her son, and Agnes her daughter; Alice his sister and William her son; John his brother; John and William his sons; Margaret and Isabella his daughters; John de la Panetrye, Thomas de la Panetrye, Roger and William de la Panetrye his kinsmen, and others. To Agnes his wife by way of dower of his movables he leaves one hundred pounds and her entire chamber, and all vessels of silver and brass belonging to his house; also for life a shop which he acquired from Edmund de Coventre in the great seld (fn. 6) near Sopereslane, parish of S. Pancras; remainder to John his son; also rents in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep. Also to his said wife and to William his son he leaves four oxen and four draught cattle (affras (fn. 7) ), to be divided between them. His executors appointed guardians of his children and of their property until they come of age or are advanced, they giving security for the same at the Guildhall. Dated London, Saturday the Vigil of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 95 (35).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Benedict, Abbot [21 March].
Vache (Richard la), Knt.—To be buried in the nave of S. Paul's before the image of the Virgin near to John de Beauchamp, Knt., if he happen to die in England. Provision made for funeral expenses, payment of debts, &c. Bequests to various priests celebrating masses in honour of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin, the Cross and Passion of Christ, &c. To Philip his son he leaves all his arms for peace or war, beds, dishes, and other household chattels. To Thomas his brother, Johanna his sister, Nicholas Schordych, Matilda Daye de Chalhunt, as well as his servants on his manors and many others, he leaves divers sums of money. His hostel and shops in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 11 December, A.D. 1363.
Roll 95 (44).
Monday next after Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].
Brabason (Adam).—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret Moysy in Frydaistrete. Bequests to the said church, Sir Geoffrey the rector, and other ministers thereof; to the old and new work of S. Paul's and to London Bridge. To Margery his wife he leaves all his movables in the manor of Wymerynge by way of dower of all his movable goods, if she will so accept the same; otherwise she is to deliver to his executors all his movables within the said manor, according to an inventory made by him and enclosed within his testament, and to take her dower according to the use and custom of the Anglican Church. To Robert his son his dwelling-house in Distaflane, parish of S. Margaret aforesaid, and a shop in Old Fish Street, parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbey, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Johanna his daughter fifty pounds for her marriage, a silver cup weighing thirty-six shillings and sixpence, and a flat (planam) piece [of silver] with an image of S. Katherine on the bottom, and a covercle. A tenement at the corner of Distaflane to be sold, and Alice, late wife of James de Thame, to be preferred purchaser by one hundred shillings. Further bequests to religious orders, lazar houses near the City, prisoners in Neugate, recluses, &c. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr [22 Nov.], A.D. 1366. Roll 95 (53).
Monday the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].
Holbech (fn. 8) (William), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Benedict Schorhog if God so will. Bequests to the said church, the church of S. Stephen de Walbrok and ministers of the same. To the church of Holbech (fn. 9) he leaves his new missal and three cloths of gold for vestments; and to the high altar of the church of Fitelton (fn. 10) his portifory with music and ancient missal, and also a cloth of gold for vestments. Bequests to various religious orders and convents in and around London, as well as at Hyzam, (fn. 11) Hezingham, (fn. 12) Herbeldowne, (fn. 13) and elsewhere; and also for repair of highways, and for marriage portions for girls. To each of twelve recluses, wheresoever they may be, he leaves six shillings and eightpence and a kyrtill of Blanket; and to twenty men and women of the hermit order, to each forty pence, three ells of Russet and three of white [cloth]. To Roger de Flete and Johanna, wife of the same, a certain tenement for their lives; remainder to Matilda his wife. To Thomas de Holbech his kinsman he leaves all his tenements in Grescherchestrete and S. Laurence Lane near "Pulteneysin" for life. Also to his aforesaid wife tenements, rents, &c., in London and the suburbs, and in the vill of Henlee, for life; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas Holbech for life; remainder in trust for sale for charitable uses. Also to his wife all his stock at Multon, (fn. 14) Eppynge, and Fitelton for life, with remainder over. His manor of Frensshhalle at Multon to be sold for pious uses after the decease of his wife. Other beneficiaries receiving small sums of money under the will too numerous to mention. Dated London, at his mansion called "Surnetistour," (fn. 15) 16 August, A.D. 1365.—Also to Sir John de Bukyngham, Bishop of Lyncoln, he leaves his stone cup (murram (fn. 16) meam lapideam). Roll 95 (99).
Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Pystoye (Simon de), apothecary.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolcherchehauwe according as Emma his wife may ordain. Bequests to the said wife and ministers thereof; to various religious orders, anchorites, and hermits; to the work of the church of S. Thomas near the Conduit; prisoners in Neugate, &c. His wife to maintain a chantry priest for one year next after his decease in the aforesaid church. Also to his said wife he leaves all his lands, rents, and tenements in the City and suburbs for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 27 October, A.D. 1366. Roll 95 (136).
Monday the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Brikelesworth (William de).—To be buried in the old chapel of S. Mary in the churchyard of Brikelesworth. (fn. 17) Bequests to the church of All Saints at Brikelesworth for maintenance of lights, &c., to various religious orders at Northampton and London, and to the poor of Brikelesworth. Provision made for chantries in the church of Brikelesworth. Bequests also to Thomas Wryghte and Agnes, wife of the same, Thomas Duston, Thomas Gegge, and others. He further leaves twenty pounds for providing four men to go to the Holy Land on the occasion of a general pilgrimage (commune passagium) of kings, dukes, earls, barons, and others; in the mean time the said sum of money is to be entrusted to William de Lobenham to trade withal. To John his son and to the aforesaid William de Lobenham he leaves all his tenements and rents in the vill of Northampton, with certain exceptions and excepting a meadow called "Flowendholm," which he leaves to Matilda, daughter of William de Langetoft. A tenement in Syvendenlane, London, is to be sold for pious uses. Dated at Brykelesworth, Tuesday the Vigil of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], 30 Edward III. [A.D. 1356].
Roll 95 (158).
Monday the Feast of S. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec.].
Bristowe (William de), cordwainer.—To be buried in the great churchyard of S. Paul's near the highway. Leaves twenty shillings for purchase of a pall for his funeral, which is afterwards to be given to the poor for clothing. To Matilda his wife all his lands and tenements in the City of London for life; after her decease his tenements in Athelane (fn. 18) in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury to remain to William his son, and other tenements upon Aldermanbury and in Westchepe near Tannersseld in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, and without Newgate in the parish of S. Sepulchre, to remain to Simon his son for life for pious uses; remainder to the aforesaid William charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbury. His wife to keep Simon his son in victuals; and if the said Simon no longer wishes to remain at her table, she is to make him a reasonable allowance for the same. To William his son he leaves all his armour, and to Simon his son all his books. Dated London, Friday the morrow of S. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], A.D. 1367. Roll 95 (192).