1432. Joan Basset, of S. Alban's, Wood Street, widow
of John Basset, d. 1426. To be buried in the Church of
the Friars Minors.
Will dated 11 Feb., 1431–2. Proved 21 May, 1432
Comm. Lond., More, f. 307.
Buried with her husband. Grey Friars, p. 115.
1433. Thomas Berowe. To be buried "in corpore
ecclesie Fratrum Minorum ex parte australi." Left "le
Whithert" in S. Sepulchre's to his wife for life, with
remainder to the Rector of All Hallows, Honey Lane.
Will dated 4 Aug., 1433. Proved 16 Oct., 1433.
Appears in the Register as Thomas Barro, citizen and vintner.
He was buried in the centre of the second bay of the South Aisle of
the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 124.
1435. * Joan Pomerey. To be buried at the Friars
Minors, "secundum disposicionem Gardiani ibidem et
magistri Thome Wynchelsey." Bequeathed 40s. to the
Friars to pray for his soul. Mentions Thomas Whalesburgh, her son, who was heir of her first husband John
Whalesburgh, her son Robert Whalesburgh, and her
second husband Sir Thomas Pomerey.
Will dated 20 Nov., 1435. Proved 18 Jan., 1435–6.
Her tomb is not recorded in the Register; but it was in S.
Francis' Chapel where her daughters Anne Molens and Alice
FitzRauff were buried. Elizabeth Hamden, who was buried in the
Nave, was possibly a granddaughter. Grey Friars, pp. 90, 96, 97,
118. See p. 105 below.
1436. * Elias Stoke. To be buried at the discretion
of his executors. To each Friar Minor of London being
a priest 4d., and to each other Friar Minor 2d., to hold
his exequies in their house with placebo, dirige, commendation, and mass immediately after his death. A
similar bequest to the Austin Friars. To John Rowe, of
Excestre College in Oxon., and his fellows, 26s. 8d.,
viz., to the Rector and one other priest 20d., and to
13 fellows 12d. each; the remainder to the College. To
John Rowe "bibliam meam et unum alium librum meum
de sermonibus Januensis, et psalterium meum glossatum,
et unum librum medicinarum qui dudum fuit magistri
Ricardi Broun," for life, and after his death to the College
for the use of any student in theology there.
Will dated 28 May, 1436. Proved 16 June, 1436.
Elias Stoke entered at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1384, and
was Rector from 1391–1393. On Jan. 21, 1406, Elias Stoke,
master in arts and scholar in theology at Oxford, had licence to
take a benefice granted him by papal provision, and became Rector
of Greinton, Somerset, accordingly. He exchanged Greinton for
the living of S. Mary Steps at Exeter on March 21, 1412. In 1415
he received a canonry at Crantock, Cornwall. In the Exeter College Register the receipt of bequest of 11s. 4d. from Elias Stoke is
recorded. John Rowe was Rector of Exeter College from 1433–
1440. All Souls College MS. 79, which contains the "Laurea
Medicine" of Gilbertus Anglicus, formerly belonged to Stoke:
it may be the "Liber medicinarum" referred to in his Will. See
Reg. Coll. Exon. (Oxford Hist. Soc.), pp. 23, 34; Cal. Pat. Rolls
Henry IV, iii, 115, 172; Henry V, i, 369.
1436. † Margaret Butvelyne. Left "Magister
Wolfe, frater minor," 5 marks, and "Warennus Sporil,
frater minor," 4 marks, to celebrate masses.
Will dated 4 Sept., 1436. Proved 20 Sept., 1436.
Wolfe may be the William Wolfe, "doctor egregius," of the
Register, who was a friar of the London house and died in 1466.
Grey Friars, p. 83.
1438. John Jakes, of Asshen, Essex. To be buried
"in domo Fratrum Minorum, London." Bequeathed
20s. to the convent to pray for his soul and for his burial.
Will dated 27 Oct., 1438. Proved 6 Nov., 1438.
May possibly be the same as John Joyes, who was buried
"coram altaribus," near the Common Altar. Grey Friars, p. 111.
1439. John Barowe alias Markeley. To be buried
at Friars Minors. Bequeathed 13s. 4d. for his burial and
to pray for his soul.
Will dated 8 June, 1439. Proved 20 June, 1439,
Buried in the third bay of the South Aisle of the Nave (Grey
Friars, p. 126). See also Cal. Wills Husting, ii, 488.
1439. † Marmaduke Kirkeby, Rector of S. Andrew,
Baynard Castell. "Lego fratri Johanni Patyon de ordine
fratrum Minorum ad dicendum unum Trentale."
Will dated 7 Oct., 1439. Proved 10 Dec., 1439.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 35.
1440. William Danvers or Deaunvers, squire, of
Bucks. To be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors.
Mentions wife, Joan.
Will dated 14 Dec., 1439. Proved 30 Jan., 1439–40.
Buried with his wife in the fourth bay of the Choir in the
Chapel of S. Francis. Grey Friars, p. 94.
1440. Richard Aughton. To be buried in the
Church of the Friars Minors, London. The greater par
of the Will is illegible.
Will dated 23 July, 1440. Proved 15 Oct., 1440.
Buried in the sixth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of S. Francis.
Grey Friars, p. 99.
1442. † William Wennard, merchant of Exeter, and
a great benefactor to the Friars Minors there. Left 20s.
to the Friars Minors of London for placebo, dirige, and
Will dated Jan. 1442. Proved 5 Nov., 1442. 14 Rous.
1443. * Henry Asshebourne, citizen and surgeon.
To be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors with
Joan, his late wife. Left, for his sepulture to be had, 20s.
"Et si fratres predicti pro predictis xx s. corpus meum in
ecclesia sua predicta sepelire noluerunt, tunc lego eisdem
fratribus x s. et alios x s. residuos lego pro sepultura mea
in Pardonchurchawe juxta ecclesiam Sancti Pauli . . .
Lego Henrico filio meo vij libros meos principales,
videlicet unum librum nigrum vocatum Tederyk;
secundum librum rubrum, cum circumstanciis in prinipio; tercium librum vocatum parvum Lamfrank;
cuartum librum nigrum, cum capitulis de ffestres in fine;
quintum librum vocatum Anothonomye, notificavit a
corona capitis ad plantam pedis; vjtum librum vocatum
Ardern; et septimum librum nigrum in Gallico; cum
aliis libris pertinentibus arti cirurgie ac librum meum
vocatum Punner." After his son's death the seven books
are to be given to the Charterhouse.
Will dated 4 Oct., 1442. Proved 7 March, 1442–3.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 115.
The book called Ardern is some treatise of the celebrated surgeon
John Arderne (Dict. Nat. Biog., ii, 70): one of his works has been
edited by d'Arcy Power in E.E.T.S. Tederyk is Teodorico dei
Borgognoni, 1206–1298, surgeon at Bologna, works printed first
at Venice 1498. Parvum Lamfrank is the Chirurgia Minor of
Lanfranchi de Milano, written 1270. Anothonomye is probably
the Anatomy of Nicholas of Salerno, published by F. Redeker
Leipzig, 1917), which became popular in early thirteenth century,
and is sometimes printed among the spurious works of Galen:
it proceeds from head to heel, an unusual method for anatomies.
The book "cum circumstanciis in principio" may be the well-known Salernitan work on medical herbs beginning "circa instans"
lating from the fourteenth century. (From notes kindly supplied
by Dr. and Mrs. Singer.)
1443. * John Tele, citizen and pastelar. To be buried
in the Church of the Friars Minors of London. Left
6s. 8d. to the Friars for his sepulture.
Will dated 15 April, 1443. Proved 17 June, 1443.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 191.
1444. * Agnes Wynsley. To be buried in the Church
of the Friars Minors within Newgate, "juxta sepulturam
matris mee." Mentions her brother John Tybbay.
Will dated 14 March, 1443–4. Proved 27 March,
444. Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 135 B.
Agnes Wynslaw, daughter of Joan de Tybbay. See p. 91
1446. * John Bayle, citizen and spurrier. "Corpus
meum sepeliendum in quodam cimiterio ex parte occiden
tali ecclesie Fratrum Minorum ordinis, civitatis London."
Will dated 14 April, 1445. Proved 6 May, 1446.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 188.
1446. * William Michell, tailor, of S. Ewen's. To be
buried "in claustro Fratrum Minorum infra Newgate."
Left the prior and convent 6s. 8d. to pray for his soul.
Will dated 9 Nov., 1446. Proved 16 Nov., 1446.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 200.
1447. Thomas Gloucester, esquire. To be buried
in the Friars Minors, where his executors were "to
ordeyne a convenyent Tombe for me and for my wyf
beryell in the church of the Freres Mynours within
Newgate in London afore the auter of our Lady." A
perpetual chantry was to be founded there for him and
his wife Anne.
Will dated 31 Jan., 1446–7. Proved 5 April, 1447
Lambeth Series, Stafford, f. 146.
He and his wife were buried against the wall under the window
of the fourth bay of the Choir in S. Mary's Chapel: they are
described in the Register as "principui benefactores huius conventus." Grey Friars, p. 80.
1447. William Hoton. To be buried "in ecclesia
fratrum minorum juxta corpus Margarete nuper uxoris
mee jacentis in Aleya Boreali nave ejusdem ecclesie
coram ymaginibus beate Marie et sancti Jacobi." Left
20s. for his sepulture and exequies. Left the other three
Orders of Friars 3s. 4d. each. Left Robert Shepton
"tractatus vocatus Pharao is pistele," and J. Mordon
"tractatus vocatus Hokclyff, (fn. 1)
inc. O precious tresour
Will dated 23 April, 1445. Proved 19 Aug., 1447.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 220.
There was a William Hoton buried in the third bay of the
North Aisle of the Nave. There was an Image of the Virgin in
that bay, to which reference is made in the Will of William Gee
in1485. This makes it probable that the two William Hotons are
identical. But the William Hoton of the Register was buried with
his brother Robert, who did not die till 1493. The time between
the two deaths is long, but not impossible, supposing that Robert
lived to be an old man. Grey Friars, p. 120.
1448. * John Grenefeld, of Southwelles, Hants. To
be buried at Friars Minors, London, "videlicet in
introitu sub campanile coram hostio cancelle eiusdem
ecclesie." Bequeathed 20s. to the Prior and Convent
or his burial. Service by note to be said for his soul
in the Choir daily for one month after his decease; for
which purpose he left each friar chaplain in the said
church 2s. 6d.
Will dated 8 June, 1448. Proved 24 June, 1448.
His tomb was in the Walking place.
1448. John Wyot, citizen and clothworker. To be
buried "in ecclesia Fratrum Minorum, London, juxta
tumulum Johannie Assheley, militis." His executors
were to remunerate the Convent at their discretion.
Will dated 25 Sept., 1448. Proved 10 October, 1448.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 244.
John Wyot, or Wyett, was buried with his wife Margaret in
the fifth bay of the Choir in S. Mary's Chapel, on the right hand
of Sir John Assheley. Grey Friars, p. 84.
1449. * Nicholas Bray, citizen and baker. To be
buried "in Insula corporis seu navis ecclesie conventualis
Fratrum Minorum, prope Newgate . . . Lego fraterniati sive societati Sancte [sic] Clementis Pape artis mee
pistorum in ecclesia conventuali Fratrum Minorum
antedicta unam torticam"; to burn at levation time
before the Altar of S. Clement aforesaid.
Will dated 11 Feb., 1445–6. Proved 26 March, 1449.
Comm. Lond., Prowet, f. 257.
For another reference to the Fraternity and Altar of S. Clement
see the Will of John Lethum, 1498. This Will makes it clear that
the Fraternity was attached to the Church of the Friars Minors.
1450. * William Hert, citizen and mercer, of
London. To be buried at Friars Minors by his brother
John. "Pro sepultura mea habenda, xx s."
Will dated 20 Aug., 1450. Proved 27 Oct., 1450.
William Hert's name does not appear in the Register. But John
Hert, who died in 1449, appears twice over, as buried in the
Middle Aisle of the Nave; one of these entries may belong to
William Hert. Grey Friars, pp. 114–15.
1450. * Arthur Cursy. Makes his Will "coram
fratre Wolfe domus Fratrum Minorum, London."
To be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors at the
discretion of his executors. Left the Friars 20s.
Will dated 16 Sept., 1450. Proved 18 Sept., 1450
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 13.
1451. William Anne the elder, of North Aston,
lying sick in the hospice called "le Whitehors," in Southwark. To be buried within the Choir of the Church of
the Friars Minors: "pro sepultura mea habenda et
ad orandum specialiter pro anima mea xl s."
Will dated 19 Dec., 1451. Proved 31 Dec., 1451.
Buried in the sixth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of S. Mary.
Grey Friars, p. 86.
1452. * Cristyon Griffyn. "To be beryed in the
schyrch of the greyfrerys in London by Joon, my dawter.
Also I be qwethe to the same freris ffor my beryyng
place, xiij s. iiij d. Also I by qweth an harnest gyrdil
and a peyr of bedys off Get with iij ryngis of silver across
a broche hanging on the bedys, my best brasen pot for
to make a Schales to the hey awter off the ffreeris. Also
I be queth to the hey awter off the ffrerys a borcloth."
Will dated 6 Jan., 1451–2. Proved 21 Feb., 1451–2.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 42.
1452. Joan Neumarch, widow. To be buried in the
All Hallows Chapel in the Church of the Friars Minors.
"Magister Willelmus Woolfe" was to celebrate for her
soul, and the souls of Richard, late Earl of Warwick, and
his consort Isabell, late Countess of Warwick—domine
mee Isabelle—Henry, late Duke of Warwick, and Cicely
his consort, Sir Henry Shirley her father, and the Lady
Beatrice her mother, Sir Robert Neumarch her husband,
and Ralph her son. Friar Woolfe was left 3 gold tablets
and a silver cup. Friar Reginald Ewell was to have 40s.
Mentions her daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Neville,
and her sister the Lady Elizabeth Cokayne. "Magister
Willelmus Woolf, sacre theologie doctor," was an
Will dated 10 July, 1452. No record of Probate.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 110.
Joan Numarch is described in the Register (Grey Friars, p. 77)
as "nobilis domicella Isabelle, Comitisse Warwici." The Will
makes it clear that this refers to Isabell, the second wife of Richard
Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick (d. 1439), and not to Richard
Beauchamp's granddaughter, as previously suggested. Joan
Numarch was buried in the first bay of the Choir in the All
Hallows Chapel. This Will fixes the date of Friar Reginald Ewell.
1453. William Wollashull. To be buried at the
"Gray Freres" in London.
Will dated 10 July, 1452. Proved 10 Nov., 1453.
Buried "coram altaribus." Grey Friars, p. 110.
1454. John Wyggemore. To be buried at the Friars
Minors, London. Left 8l. to the church there. To the
Chapel of Gray's Inn for a new chalice, 20s.
Will dated 20 Aug., 1452. Proved 24 April, 1454.
He was a fellow of Gray's Inn, and was buried near the centre of
the Walking place. Grey Friars, p. 102.
1455. * Robert Vince, citizen and pastelar. To be
buried in the Conventual Church of the Friars Minors.
Left 6s. 8d. to the work of the same church.
Will dated 25 June, 1455. Proved 7 August, 1455.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 165.
Robert Vyns occurs as one of the Masters of the Mistery of
Cooks sworn on December 16, 1428 (Cal. Letter Book, K, p. 99).
1456. * Elizabeth Rikill, widow of Thomas Rikill.
To be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors, London.
"Lego Gardiano et conventui pro reparacione ecclesie
ibidem unum ciphum coopertum vocatum a fflatcuppe."
Left for her sepulture 6s. 8d. "Lego sex presbiteris
ordinis Fratrum Minorum, London, xl s. ad orandum pro
anima mea et benefactorum meorum secundum nominationem Magistri Willelmi Woolf, doctoris." Left
Fr. Woolf a silver cup.
Will dated 22 Nov., 1456. No record of Probate.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 197.
1457. John Babande. To be buried "infra Prioratum
Fratrum Minorum, London." Left the Friars three
torches to burn at levation time. To the Friars to come
to Trinity Church—his parish—and say placebo and
dirige on the day of his burial and for mass of requiem
by note at the Priory on the morrow, 20s. Mentions
Will dated 20 Dec., 1456. No date of Probate, but
apparently about May. Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 212.
Incorrectly given as John Banand in the Register, where the
date of his death is given as 23 April, 1457. His tomb was in the
seventh bay of the Choir in the Chapel of S. Francis. Grey Friars,
1458. Joan Danvers, widow of William Danvers,
squire. To be buried "in ecclesia ffratrum ordinis
sancti Francisci, London, in tumulo ubi corpus predicti
Willelmi Danvers . . . quiescit humatum." To each
Friar of the said house being a priest, 12d., and to each
Will dated 10 June, 1453. Probate not given.
In the Register the date of her death is given as 18 January,
1457–8. She and her husband were buried in a raised tomb in
the Chapel of S. Francis in the west part of the arch of the fourth
bay between the Chapel and the Choir. Grey Friars, p. 94.
1458. William Canynges, son of William Canynges,
merchant, of Bristol. To be buried as his father willed.
Will dated 8 June, 1458. Proved 20 Nov., 1458.
Buried "coram altaribus," near the north end. Grey Friars,
1459. Walter Potter, citizen and goldsmith. To be
buried in the Church of the Friars Minors, London,
"coram alta cruce ibidem." Left the Friars for his
burial and their prayers, 20s.
Will dated 21 May, 1459. Proved 25 May, 1459.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 274.
Potter was buried with his wife Agnes in the third bay of the
North Aisle of the Nave towards the centre of the Church.
Grey Friars, p. 119.
1460. * Thomas Mathon, "yoman," of London. To
be buried in the Church of the Friars Minors "juxta
sepulturam Walteri Potter, aurifabri."
Will dated 29 December, 1459. Proved 13 Feb.,
1459–60. Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 292.
1460. Richard Walter, of S. Ewen's. To be buried
in the Church of the Friars Minors "ubi corpus Cecilie
nuper uxoris mee requiescit humatum sub lapide
marmoreo per me empto et ordinato." To the Friars for
his burial and their prayers, 40s. Administration granted
to wife, Alice.
Will dated 4 May, 1460. No entry of Probate. Comm.
Lond., Sharp, f. 302.
Buried with his two wives in the fourth bay of the North Aisle
of the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 121.
1463. * Baldwin Payne, citizen and brewer. To be
buried "in ecclesia Fratrum Minorum, London, coram
ymagine beate Marie de Graciis ex parte boreali dicte
ecclesie." For his burial and exequies, mass of requiem
on the morrow, and exequies and mass of requiem "die
trecennali" (? month-mind) by note, he left 20s. in money
"et unum Kynderkyn optime cervisie cum dimidio
duodene albi panis pro potacione inter eos facienda."
Will dated 8 April, 1463. Proved 10 May, 1463.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 339.
In the absence of evidence as to the position of Payne's tomb we
cannot be certain where the Image of S. Mary of Graces stood;
but perhaps it was that near the tomb of William Hoton in the
third bay of the North Aisle.
1463. John Aleyn, citizen of London and "Serviens
domini Humfridi, ducis Gloucestre." To be buried in
the Church of the Friars Minors: left 6s. 8d. to the
Church for repairs. He appointed as overseers of his
Will, "discretos viros, magistrum Johannem Kyry, sacre
theologie doctorem, et Johannem Aleyn, filium meum,
in sacra theologia inceptorem, fratres minores Civitatis
London," and left them each for their trouble 40d.
Will dated 4 Aug., 1463, in his house in S. Sepulchre's.
Proved 25 Aug., 1463. 2 Godyn.
Described in the Register as "quondam de capella Johannis,
ducis Bedfordie." Buried under the second window in the All
Hallows Chapel. His son was Guardian. Grey Friars, p. 78.
1463. John Wetwang. To be buried before the
crucifix in the body of the Hospital Church of S.
Bartholomew, West Smithfield. Bequeathed to the
Guardian and Convent of the Friars Minors for his
exequies and mass of requiem by note, 20s.
Will dated 6 Feb., 1463. Proved 24 July, 1463.
Clearly to be identified with the John Wetwang who was
buried "coram altaribus" on the north side of the Altar of S.
Mary, in spite of the directions in his Will. Grey Friars, p. 107.
1464. * Joan Golding. "To be buried in the Church
of the Freres Minours of London, before the ymage of
our Lady there. And I bequethe to the Wardeyn and
Covent of the same Church for my buryyng and for my
dirige and masse of Requiem and for fecching of my
body, xx s."
Will dated 9 April, 1464. Proved 21 April, 1464.
As to the Image here referred to see p. 68 above.
1464. * Maud Lawrence, widow. To be buried "in
ecclesia Fratrum Minorum, London, prope summum
altare coram ymagine beate Marie ibidem." Left 6s. 8d.
for her burial, and to each friar priest 6d. and to each
other friar 4d.
Will dated 5 April, 1464. Proved 7 May, 1464.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 357.
The Image of S. Mary here named may, perhaps, be that in the
Chapel of S. Mary (see p. 68 above). It does not seem likely that
Maud Lawrence could have contemplated burial in the High Choir.
1464. * Richard Myller, brewer. To be buried
within the Church of the Friars Minors "secundum
directionem magistri mei Gardiani eiusdem domus."
Will dated 22 Sept., 1464—"tercio anno Regis
Edwardi." Proved 6 Sept., 1464. Comm. Lond., Sharp,
Myller was presumably the brewer at Greyfriars. The date
"Mcccclxiiij" given for his Will is shown to be an error by the
addition of the regnal year.
1465. Alexander Crayke. To be buried in the
Church of the Friars Minors, London, "scilicet ante
crucem in corpore eiusdem ecclesie," if he died in
London; or otherwise at Beverley. If he was buried
here the Friars were to have 3s. 4d.
Will dated 6 July, 1465. Proved 12 Nov., 1465.
Comm. Lond., Sharp, f. 376.
Since Crayke's Will was proved in the Commissary of London's Court, he may be identified with the Greyke of the Register.
Grey Friars, p. 115. For the cross in the Nave see the Will of
Walter Potter in 1459.
1465. * Thomas Creyke, son of Alexander Creyke, of
Beverley. If he died in London he desired to be buried in
the Church of the Friars Minors there.
See Testamenta Eboracensia, iv, 34 (Surtees Society).
1468. † John Norman. To be buried at All Hallows,
Honey Lane. "To the Covent of the hous of the freres
manours of London, to pray for my soule, xxvj s. viij d.
Item I bequeth to Doctour Godard to pray for my soule
Will dated 13 May, 1468. Proved 5 October, 1468.
He was mayor in 1453–4. See Survey of London, i, 271.
Doctor Godard is presumably William Goddard the elder.
1468. John Wydeslade. To be buried "in the
church of the freres menours within Newgate of London
on the south side of the Qwere dore." Bequeathed
4l. 3s. 4d. to the Friars for 400 masses, and over that to
the Warden for the time being 16s. 8d. for his labour
and oversight of the same. Mentions his wife Elizabeth
and his son John.
Will dated 1 July, 1468. Proved 6 October, 1468.
He was buried in the Walking place, in the eighth tomb from
the south wall of the Church, i.e., somewhat nearer the Choir
door than the wall. Grey Friars, p. 101.
1468. * Thomas Battell, citizen and mercer. To be
buried "in capella ex parte boriali chori fratrum Minorum,
London, coram ymagine sancti Bernardini ibidem." Left
the Friars 4l. for his burial and their prayers.
Will dated 4 Nov., 1468. Proved 19 Dec., 1468.
Comm. Lond., Wilde, f. 33.
The Chapel is clearly that of S. Mary, which, from the Will of
Roger Spencer in 1492, we know was called also the Chapel of
S. Barnardyne. This is the only allusion to the saint's Image.
The name of Thomas Battaille, mercer, occurs frequently in
Letter Book K between 1428 and 1444.
1469. John Baldewyne. To be buried in the Chapel
of S. Francis at the Church of the Friars Minors. Left
the Friars 40s. for the repair of their church. "Magister
doctor Johannes Aleyn" was a witness of the Will.
Will dated 2 June, 1469. Proved 21 July, 1469.
He was fellow of Gray's Inn and Common Serjeant of London.
His tomb was in the fourth bay of the Choir in S. Francis' Chapel.
Grey Friars, p. 93.
1470. William Chamberleyn. To be buried in the
Chapel of S. Mary at the Friars Minors. Bequeathed
5l. "ad fabricam ejusdem capelle." Mentions his
messuage in which he dwelt in Horne Alley in Aldrichegate Strete.
Will dated 3 October, 1470. Proved 5 November,
1470. 31 Godyn.
His tomb was in the fifth bay of the Choir in S. Mary's Chapel.
Grey Friars, p. 83.
1471. Alice Fitz Rauff. If she died in London, to
be buried at the "grayfreres called freres menours beside
Newgate, by my modres sepulture called Dame Johane
Pomeray." On the day of her burial the Warden was
to have 40d., every doctor 2s., and every "other frere
cladde there in the same place," 12d. Bequeathed to the
Friars her "candelstikkes" of silver, and her blue gown
of damask to make vestments. Mentions Rauff and
Anne, children of her daughter Elizabeth and Sir Robert
Will dated 24 April, 1471. Proved 10 June, 1471.
She was buried about the centre of the sixth bay of the Choir
in S. Francis' Chapel. For Joan Pomeray see under 1435 above.
Grey Friars, p. 97.
1472. John Wardale. To be buried in the Conventual Church of the Friars Minors, London, before the
Altar of the Holy Cross. His executors were to have
made "in muro juxta altare sancte crucis, unum
memoriale de fundacione Cantarie mee ibidem, et
quomodo fratres domus fratrum minores presentes et
futuri ad observacionem ejusdem Cantarie perpetue
tenentur." He left 10l. to Friars to pray for his soul.
Will dated 1 May, 1472. Proved 26 May, 1472.
His tomb was at the south end of the Altar of the Holy Cross.
Grey Friars, p. 107.
1472. Richard Kesteyn. To be buried "in the body
of the Covent Church of the Freres Menours of London,"
by his wife Johane. Left "for my sepulture to be hadde
. . . . my vestment of white bawdekin with all the
apparell therto, and my gowne of russet damask to make a
newe vestiment therof, and a pece of blak velvet poudred
with leves of gold to make the orfreis and parures
therto . . . the same newe vestment to be garnisshed up
in alle degrees as it owth at my cost." Left the Warden
and Convent 4l. for placebo, dirige, and requiem.
Will dated 21 November, 1472. Proved 26 March,
1473. 8 Wattys.
Called Keston in the Register. His tomb was in the third bay
of the Nave in the South Aisle. He left a widow, who is perhaps
the Elizabeth of the Register. Grey Friars, p. 125.
1473. Robert Orchard, of London, gentleman. To
be buried at Friars Minors "subtus fenestram quam
Thomas Caundissh, avus meus, ibidem fieri fecit." His
executors were to provide "in pariete subtus dictam
fenestram quoddam memoriale pro me et avo meo predicto." Left 16s. 8d. to the Friars for his burial. His
tenements in Bogerowe were left to his wife Lucy.
Will dated 10 May, 1471. Proved 24 July, 1473.
Thomas Candysch, goldsmith, was donor of the third window
from the west end of the North Aisle of the Nave (or the fifth
from the east); he was buried under the first part of this window.
Robert Orchard, attorney of the Guildhall, was buried in the third
part of the same window. Both tombs were in the centre of the
Aisle. This indicates that the window was a late insertion, probably
made after 1400, but before 1419 (see Will of Richard Hallam
in that year). Grey Friars, pp. 122, 123, 168.
1473. * James Gyfford. To be buried at Friars
Minors, "coram imagine Sancti Christofori."
Will dated 30 July, 1473. Proved 17 August, 1473.
Gyfford's tomb does not appear in the Register, and since its
position is unknown the place of the Image cannot be fixed: but
it may have been near the fifth window from the east in the North
Aisle of the Nave (see under Richard Hallam, 1419). Or possibly
the reference may be simply to that window.
1473. * George Belton, "capellanus diocesis London." To be buried in the Nave of the Friars Minors,
"coram imagine beate Marie communiter vocata
Mauricii Poynes." For his burial and prayers, 13s. 4d.
To the cross being made in the cemetery of S. Andrew's
Church, 12d. "Frater Andrew Bavard ordinis minorum"
Will dated 2 Oct., 1473. Proved 7 Oct., 1473.
Comm. Lond., Wilde, f. 138.
The Image of Our Lady, commonly called Maurice Poyns, may
possibly be the same with one of those named in the Wills of David
Bardevyle in 1411, or Joan Golding in 1464 (see p. 102 above).
There appears to be no other reference to Maurice Poyns.
1474. * Stephyn Preston, of Sylton, Dorset. To be
buried at "freres minoresse," within the City of London.
Bequeathed "to the Wardeyn and Convent of the same
place their to bury my body and kepe solemne dirige
and masse atte tyme of my burieng, and att moneth
mynde c s." Bequests to "freres Prechours," "freres
Austynesse," and "Whitefreres" of 20s. each: "they
to pray for me and bryng my body atte the freres minoresse, and then to say placebo and dirige for me, and
masses on the morowe, every of them in their own
chirche." In another bequest Preston leaves "my
naprye wrought with presses and tonnes, my byble,
my boke called Bonaventure, my boke called the Pater
noster, my boke called Boys de consolacione philosophie,
my ii bokes called every of them Stimulus consciencie,
and all my other bokes of grammar, sophistr., logyk, and
Will dated 22 Feb., 1473. Proved 20 April, 1474.
Preston's name does not appear in the Register. But the terms of
the Will make it clear that by "minoresse" the Grey Friars are
intended. The list of books is rather remarkable for a layman.
1474. * Thomas Dagworthe, citizen and tayllour.
To be buried "on the north syde in the Chyrche off the
ffreyr mynors affore the ymage off Seint Erasmus . . . .
and ther apon me to be layde a marbole stone a yard
long square or more, with thre ymagys and scripture at
theyr ffete off ther namys, that ys to sey or wytte: An
ymage off the seyd Thomas in the myddys, and Johan
his ffyrst wyffe on his ryght hand with theyr x sonnys at
theyr fote, and Alice his secund wyffe with ther iiij
sonnys and iii dowghters at hyr fote."
Will dated 31 March, 1474. Proved 2 July, 1474.
Comm. Lond., Wilde, f. 206.
The Image of S. Erasmus is probably the same as the Table
of S. Erasmus on the north side as you come out of the west door,
which is mentioned in the Will of Thomas Hewett in 1532.
1474. * Robert Warde. To be "beryed atte the
grey freres if it may be."
Will dated 25 Oct., 1474. Proved 19 Nov., 1474.
Comm. Lond., Wilde, f. 165.
1474. Walter Blount, Lord Mountjoy. To be
buried at "Grey Freres." Bequeathed "a cope of
crymesyn cloath of golde, a chesible and two tunycles of
the same suyt, wrought with myn armes, with all the
apperell belonging to the same suyt." The bones of his
son William were to be taken out of the place where he
lies and laid on the left side of his tomb, and "oon tombe
to serve us both."
Will dated 8 July, 1474. Proved 10 Feb. [1474–5]. (fn. 1)
Lord Mountjoy lay in a great raised tomb of alabaster under the
window on the south of the Altar in the Apostles Chapel. According to the Register his grandson, Edward Blount, lay on his left
in the same tomb. William Blount lay in the same place at the head
of his father's tomb. Grey Friars, pp. 88–9.
1475. * Gilbert Hampton, "citizen and skynner of
London, dwellyng in Bermondesey Strete in Southwerk."
To be buried "in the Chirche of the Grey ffreres of
London, in the North Ile of the same Church, about the
Middele Arche of the same Ile." Bequeathed "for my
burieng place there to be hadde," 20s. Two of the
torches used at his burying were bequeathed to the
Friars to serve them at the High Altar. His "monthmynd" was to be kept at the Grey Friars.
Will dated 1 Sept., 1475. Proved 21 Sept., 1475.
1477. * Joan Smyth, widow. To be buried "in
ecclesia Fratrum Minorum, London, sub petra marmorea
ubi corpus Johannis Bythewater, baker, nuper mariti sui
Will dated 1 June, 1477. Proved 2 July, 1477.
Comm. Lond., Wilde, f. 207. Nuncupative.
1478. John Lethum. "To be buried in the Church
of the Frere Mynours within Newgate of London, afore
the aulter of Saint Clement their. . . . To the workes of
the same church for my burieng their to be had and to
pray for my soule, xl s. . . . To the Fraternite of Saint
Clement of my craft and feleshep of Bakers of London,
xl s." Mentions wife Margaret.
Will dated 8 Oct., 1478. Proved 12 Nov., 1478.
Lethum and his wife were buried "coram altaribus" before the
Altar of S. Mary. Either there were two Altars in this Chapel or there
was a secondary dedication. See p. 66 above. Grey Friars, p. 108.
1481. Sir John Clerk. If he died in S. Clement
Danes he was to be buried at Friars Minors. He left 4l.
to the Friars Minors of London to pray for his soul, and
to the Friars of Aylesford 10s.
Will dated 21 March, 1480, "incipiente." Proved
10 March, 1480–1. 2 Logge.
His tomb was at the south-east corner of the seventh bay of the
middle of the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 117.
1481. † Laurence Fyncham. Bequeathed a jewel of
the value of 6l. 13s. 4d. to the Friars Minors of London,
and also one of the torches used at his burial at S. Mary
Magdalen, Old Fish Street.
Will dated 27 December, 1480. Proved 9 February,
1481. 3 Logge.
He was a fishmonger. See Stonor Letters, i, p. xxix.