1513. Richard Hastings, Lord Wilughby. "To be
buried in the Grey freres in London, in suche place within
the qwere or within the Vestry Chapell of the same freers
where as most conveniable may be ordred (fn. 1) and agred by
the seid lord or his executors and the Wardeyn and his
brothers of the same. . . . To the Grayfreers for the
breking (fn. 2) of the ground, leyng of my seid body within
oon of the seid places afore rehersed and a tombe to be
made for me according to the seyd agrement, and they
to sey for me daly a masse x yeres next Immediatly after
my decesse, ther as my body shall be buried be or afore
and they to pray for my soule x l. To the four orders
to bring my body to buriall and sing dirige and mass of
Requiem and do a trental of masses, 20s. each."
Will dated 18 August, 1510. Proved 5 Oct., 1513.
26 and 29 Blamyr. Will and Testament.
There are similar provisions for burial in both Will and Testament. The extract above is from 26 Blamyr, with two words corrected from 29 Blamyr. Richard, Lord Willoughby and Welles,
was buried with his wife in a raised tomb of alabaster in the centre
of the All Hallows Chapel, which adjoined the Vestry. Grey
Friars, p. 77.
1517. Julyan Maryner, widow of William Maryner.
To be "honestly beryd in the covent churche of the gray
ffreers, that ys to wytte as nye the bueryng place wher
the body of William Maryner late my husband lyeth."
To the High Altar at the Friars for tithes forgot, 6s. 8d.
To the Warden and Convent, 66l. 13s. 4d., "to thentent
that the same Warden and Covent for the tyme being"
daily during 200 years after her death say mass for her
soul and for the souls of her husbands William Poynton,
Robert Lynne, John Blowbold, and William Maryner.
One overseer of her Will was "John Cutler, doctor of
divinite and lat Wardayn of the gray ffreers of London."
Will dated 21 Oct., 1516. Proved 30 July, 1517.
Comm. Lond., Bennet, f. 37.
For William Maryner's Will see under 1512. In the Register
the date of Juliana's death is left blank; one may suspect that it
had never been filled in on the original (Grey Friars, p. 119).
The description of Cutler as "lat Wardayn" may mean no more
than "now or late"; if he had ceased to be Warden on 21 Oct.,
1516, he must have resumed office afterwards. See p. 73.
1518. * John Aldryge, of London, grocer. "To be
buried at the gray ffreres in London."
Will nuncupative. Proved 11 Feb., 1518–19. 5 Ayloffe.
1518. Edward Assheley. To be buried "in the
Church of the Freres Mynors of London, before Saint
Mighell awter, otherwise called the Comyn awter." He
bequeathed "to the grey ffreres to pray for my soul, to
fett my body and to bury it in the place named, and there
to keepe my dirige and masse by note," 40s.
Will dated 26 May, 1518. Proved 12 June, 1518.
He was buried before the Common Altar. Grey Friars, p. 110.
1519. † Sir Richard Rede. "I woll have at the
Grey Freres in London two trentalls songe for my soule
of two goode vertuous freres there, gevyng either of them
for the same x s. And I bequeth to the Warden and
Covent of the same Grey Freres xx s. in money for the
which I will have theym synge devoutly for my soule a
solempne dirige and masse of requiem of all the convent
there as sone as it may be with gode and spedy diligence
after my decesse, and the daies of the same dirige and
masse songe for my soule by theym specially and devoutly
recommended in theyr quere and Chapter house to all
theyr suffrages and praiers." Similar bequests to the
other three houses of Friars in London.
Will dated 29 December, 1518. Proved 24 Jan.,
1518–19. 13 Ayloffe.
Sir Richard Rede, who was Chief Justice, had his London house
in the Old Bailey. He was buried in the Chapel of S. Katherine at
1519. Nicholas Pembyrton. To be buried "yn the
gray freeres yn London on the north syde of the quere
yn the lytyll chapell cawlyd our lady chapell by the
organs." Left 10s. to the Friars.
Will dated 3 Oct., 1519. Proved 22 Oct., 1519.
Comm. Lond., Bennet, f. 129.
Nicholas Pembyrton or Pemerton was buried in the seventh
bay of the Choir in S. Mary Chapel. The organ was presumably
at the extreme west end of the Chapel. Grey Friars, p. 87.
1520. Margaret Assheley. To be buried "in the
same place wher the body of my housbande Edwarde
Asshelay now restith." Bequeathed to each Order of
Friars at her burial, 6s. 8d.
Will dated 25 May, 1520. Proved 26 June, 1520.
She was buried by her husband, who died in 1518 (see p. 129
above), before the Common Altar. Grey Friars, p. 110.
1520. John Tresawell. To be buried "in the church
of the ffrieres Minors in London, where my wif lithe
buried. I will that myn executours do make the daye,
yere, and moneth of my deceas to be graven and putt in
my epithafe upon my stone before it be layde on my grave
agayne. I bequeth to the place of the seid ffrieris Mynors
xx marcs sterling to be paid every yere xiij s. iiij d. til the
said xx marcs be paid, to the entent that the Warden and
Convent of the same place and their successours during
the term of xx yeres after my deceas do kepe my obite in
the said churche for my soule, my wifis soule, our faders
and moders soules, oure benefactors soules, and all
cristen soules, and the same daye to synge a trentall of
masses duryng the said xx yeres. To the Wardeyn of
the said Frieris Mynours xxiij l. vjs. viij d. to find a friar
to syng for my soule, etc., for the terme of vij yeres."
Will dated 28 April, 1519. Proved 19 November,
1520. 3 Maynwaring.
He was buried in the very middle of the Nave, in the fourth bay,
by his wife Margery, who died in 1510. Grey Friars, p. 113.
1521. * John Felde, cook. To be buried "yn the
churche of the gray freers." Left the Friars, for his
grave and for bringing him to his parish church and
thence to Grey Friars, 20s.
Will dated 17 November, 1520. Proved 21 January,
1520–1. Comm. Lond., Bennet, f. 172.
1521. Robert White, citizen and grocer. To be
buried "before the ymage of our lady of pytie in the gray
fryers of London, nygh to the place where Cristian, my
wyff, lieth buryed." Left for his burial 10s. To every
priest of the house to say dirige and mass 4d., to every
novice 2d. "Master doctor Cutler, Warden of the
Grey frerys," was overseer of the Will.
Will dated 12 June, 1521. Proved 21 June, 1521.
Comm. Lond., Bennet, f. 181.
Robert White and his wife were buried in the second bay of the
Nave immediately west of the Altars (Grey Friars, p. 117). Their
tomb was, therefore, close to Our Lady of Pity, as to which see
p. 67 above. The Will shows that Cutler was Guardian as late
as June 1521. If, therefore, Goodfield succeeded him, he can only
have held office for a very short time. Alternatively Cutler may
have had two terms: the one from 1508 to 1515, and the other
from 1518 onwards. Goodfield might then have been Guardian
from 1515 to 1518.
1521. * Thomas Dolphyn, of S. Ewen's parish,
tailor. "To be buryed in the grene churchyard of the
freres mynors within the Cite of London. For the church
work of S. Ewen's to help buy a "pair of sensars a
pound apiece," 20s.
Will dated 21 Nov., 1521. No date of Probate.
Comm. London, Bennet, f. 188.
1522. Raffe Massey, gentleman, left his lands in
Noke, Oxfordshire, to Richard Massey his eldest son, with
remainders to other son John and daughters Margaret
and Frances. His wife Philippa was executrix. "Master
John Cutteler, doctour, Warden of the Grey freres of
London," was one of the overseers of his Will. The
witnesses include John Cutteler and "Sir Nicholas
Newman, frere of the said place."
Will dated 6 April, 1521. Proved 2 May, 1522.
Comm. Lond., Bennet, f. 177.
Massey was buried next Alice FitzRauff in the sixth bay of the
Choir in S. Francis' Chapel. The Will is important as showing
that Cutler was Guardian as late as April 1521. Nicholas Newman
signed the Surrender in 1538. Grey Friars, p. 97.
1522. * Nicholas White, citizen and skinner. To
be buried in "Graye Freres in London, within our lady
chapell." His executors were "to cause to be saide or
songe a dirige and masse at the Graye Freres during the
terme of xxti yeres, and they to have for the same every
yere ij s. vj d."
Will dated 9 April, 1521. Proved 15 Feb., 1521–2.
1522. † John Pette. To be buried before S.
Kateryn and S. Margaret Altar at S. Botolph without
Aldersgate. "Also I will that the gray freres and the
blak freres be at my burying and to sey and singe a
dirige for my soule and masse of Requiem on the morowe
at their owne houses, whereto they be bounde, for I am a
brother of either Religion, and either of them to have
for their labour xx s."
Will dated 10 Sept., 1522. Proved 1522. 8 Bodfelde.
1523. Sir Stephen Jenyns. To be buried "in the
chapell on the south side of the quere of the conventual
church of the ffreres minors of London, under the tombe
that I have there prepared for the same entent." Forty
tapers to be provided for his funeral and to remain in the
church for the use of the same. He bequeathed "x l. to
those of the same church to pray for my soule"; and to
each of the five Orders of Friars 40s.
Will dated 29 Jan., 1521. Proved 28 May, 1523.
He was buried in the fifth bay of the Choir in S. Francis' Chapel,
in a raised tomb, at the south side of the door into the "parva
capella." The date of his death is given in the Register as 6 May,
1523. Grey Friars, p. 94.
1524. John Button. To be buried at "Graye
ffreres." His son was to pay from the profits of "all
shepe letten to ferme" 5 marks yearly for ten years to the
Grey Friars of London to find a priest "singing daily
for me during the said terme."
Will dated 15 Feb., 1523–4. Proved 30 April, 1524.
He was buried in the middle of the Nave, towards the east end.
The date of his death—"12 Feb."—given in the Register is presumably an error for 21 Feb. Grey Friars, p. 112.
1524. Alice Lewcas or Lucas, "gentyll woman," of
"Sant Stewenes" (S. Ewen's), London. To be buried
"before the Imayge of owre lady standyng on the right
hand of morow messe aulter within the churche of gray
freeres within Newgate in London, betweene the pellor
standyng within the burdes and pykes and the fote of
owre lady afor sayd. . . . I bequete to the house of the
gray frears afor sayd for the brekyng of the grownte
wheras my body schull fortune to be buryed and for
buryenge of my body ther a goblet of sillver parsell gylt
weyng x ounces of troy weight more or lesse."
Will dated 4 Oct., 1524. Proved 17 Oct., 1524.
Comm. Lond., Tunstall, f. 53.
Her grave was in the second bay of the Nave, next that of Gilbert
Belamy; but the name is an addition, and it is possible that the
exact position is not accurately given. But the reference is evidently
to Our Lady of Pity, the position of which thus seems to be clearly
fixed at the right hand of the entry to the Altar of S. Mary, to
which presumably the "morow messe aulter" refers. The
"pellor within burdes and pykes" should then be the first column
west of the Altars, where was the pulpit; the "burdes and pykes"
may refer to a railing round the pulpit, or be a description of the
pulpit itself. Grey Friars, p. 117.
1525. Alice Almon. To be buried in the Church of
"the Freres Minors in London, where the body of my
late husband Robert Almon lyeth buried. . . . To the
Gray ffreres to thentent they come and bryng my body
to my burying place, and also synge a solempne dirige
and masse of requiem within their convent churche for
my soule and the soule of my said late husbandes soule
[sic] and all christen soules, xl s."
Will dated 15 Feb., 1524–5. Proved 9 March,
1524–5. 17 Bodfelde.
Robert Almon died in 1510. He and his wife were buried,
"coram altaribus," in front of the Altar of the Holy Cross.
Grey Friars, p. 109.
1525. * John Basforth. "To be buried in the
Gray freres, etc." To the High Altar of S. Vedast Church,
Will dated 30 May, 1525. Proved 20 July, 1525.
The reference to S. Vedast shows he was a Londoner.
1525. George Barett. To be buried in "Gray
ffreres if I die in London." "I wyll that myn executours
bestowe upon a marble stone to cover me foure or fyve
pounds with myn Image and my wife, and our names to
be graven in latten upon the same. . . . I wyll at
Wolverton there be made an Image of saint Kateryn in
glasse in the wyndowe at the high awter, and my Image
on the oon side and my wyffes Image on the other, and at
Stamford oon of the Trinite, and at Foxcote oon of Saint
James, and an Image of me and my wyffe kneling on
Will dated 18 Jan., 1524–5. Proved 18 Aug., 1525.
He was buried in a raised tomb under the window wall in the
fifth bay of the Choir in S. Francis' Chapel. Grey Friars, p. 95.
1526. Robert Browne. To be buried in "Gray
Freres" of London, "in suche place as my executors
shall thinke convenient. Oon of the freres prestes within
the said place to singe for my soule and all cristen soules
within the said churche by the space of iij yeres, and to
have for his stipend every yere xvij s. iiij d. To the prior
and convent of the Gray Freres xl s., they therfor to pray
for my soul and all cristen soules."
Will dated 3 Sept., 1526. Proved 10 Oct., 1526.
Buried in the middle of the Nave at the east end. Grey Friars,
1526. Richard Hanchett. Buried at S. Antonine's.
For a trental of masses to each of the four Orders of
Friars and to the Crossed Friars, to pray for his soul, 10s.
To the Black and Grey Friars to bring his body to the
burying, 10s. each.
Will dated 4 Sept., 1526. Proved 29 Sept., 1526.
1527. † James Wylford. To be buried at S.
Bartholomew the Little, in the Chapel of SS. Nicholas and
Katherine, before the Image of S. Katherine. To the
Grey Friars "to the entent that they shall come to my
burying and say in their church placebo, dirige, and mass,
xl s." The like to the other four Orders. "I wolle that
six shillings and eightpence be given to a ffrere mynor
of the place of the ffreres mynors within the Citie of
London, beyng a doctor of diuinitie or els a Bacheler of
Dyvynytie att leest, yf any such graduate ther can be, to
thentent that he on every Good ffryday yere for evermore
shall in the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Little
preche and make a sarmond of the passion of our Lord
from the houre of Syx of the Cloke in the mornyng or
theraboutes unto the houre of Nyne of the Cloke before
none of every such Good ffrydaye." Failing such
graduate some other doctor is to be appointed.
Will dated 27 April, 1526. Proved 12 Jan., 1526–7.
1527. Sir Thomas Lucy. To be buried at "Graye
ffreers," in London. Four great tapers were to be set
about his herse and kept burning for a whole year during
high mass. Two trentals were to be said at Grey Friars
and White Friars. "I will that the iiij orders of ffreers
conveye my bodie to the Graye ffreirs above saied": they
were to have for their prayers as shall be thought necessary
by his executors. "To the graye ffriers of Brigenorth,
whereof I am founder, iiij l." "I will that within the
yere next after my decease there be a grave stone layed
uppon my grave and on the same stone my pickture and
my wifes and my children with myn Armes at the iiij
corners of the same stone, with suche scripture as myn
executors shall devise, to thentent that good people shall
have remembrance to praye for my soule."
Will dated 31 July, 1525. Proved 24 July, 1527.
He was buried, "coram altaribus," near the Altar of S. Mary.
According to the Register he died on 3 Sept., 1525. Grey Friars,
1527. * Alice Baynton, widow of John Baynton.
"To be buryed within the Grey freers in the grene
cloyster there. To the freers for my buryall and to pray
for me, x s."
Will dated 26 June, 1526. Proved 20 Dec., 1527.
Comm. Lond., Tunstall, f. 79.
One John Baynton appears amongst the tenants at Greyfriars in
1529. Thomas Roos or Rosse. "To be buried within
the churche of the Gray freres within Newgate, as nyh
unto the pulpytt wher as Elizabeth my late wyfe now
lieth buried. To the Wardeyn of the Gray freres for my
laystowe, x s. To every of the three susters of saint
ffraunces order to thentent that they shalbe at dirige and
mass of requiem the day of my buriall, viij d. I wulle that
every frere of the said place, being a preest and being
present at the said masse and dirige, shal have for their
diligence iiij d. And to every frere being preest and to
every novesse, ij d." One of the witnesses was "frere
Will dated 7 Sept., 1529. Proved 15 Oct., 1529.
He was buried in the midst of the Nave, at a short distance from
the column separating the second and third bays (i.e., the first
column on the north in the Nave proper); the pulpit was probably
against this column, on the south side of which there was a space
without any tomb. See Will of William Robynson on p. 137 below.
Grey Friars, p. 113.
1529. Stevyn Lynne. "To be buried in the chapell
of oure Lady in the Grey fryers of London on the north
side of there church. For my burying, fetting from my
parische churche, dirige, mass of requyem, brekyng of the
ground, bell-ronging, with all other costes and charges,
three pounds. My burial shall be doon … without
any pompe of the worlde … I will that oon of the
said brethren of the said Gray Fryers, which shalbe at
the assignement of the said Wardeyn, to say mass daily
… and to say at the lavatory of the said mas every day
De profundis with the orison following," for the space of
three years. His obit was to be kept for eight years
after his decease: "that is to say, a solemp dyrige by
note and on the morow mas of Requiem, with an hers
and twoo tapers burnyng all the said dyrige and mas of
Requiem: and they to have for the said dyrige and mas
tenne shillings." One witness was "Fryer James Payne,
mynoritan, which red the said testament."
Will dated 7 July, 1528. Proved 26 Oct., 1529.
He was buried in the fifth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of
S. Mary. Grey Friars, p. 81.
1529. William Robynson. "To be buried in the
church of the Graye fryers betwene the North Wall of
the same church and the pulpit in the same churche."
Will dated 6 July, 1529. Proved 26 Oct., 1529.
He was buried in the second bay of the North Aisle of the Nave,
nearly at the end of the last row close to the first pillar west of the
Altars, where was the pulpit (see Will of Thomas Roos on p. 136
above). Grey Friars, p. 118.
1530. William Thomas, one of the Clerks of the
Exchequer. "To be buried in the freres mynors within
the citie of London, nygh unto the sepulture of Roger
Thomas and Elizabeth his wife, my father and mother,
before the lityll ymage of our blessed lady in the north
side of the body of the said churche. . . . To the Wardeyn or governour of the said church and house of the
said freres mynours for my said sepulture there and for
his labour and of the brethren there feching me to the
said churche and for dirige to be songe at the day of my
burying with masse of Requiem upon the morowe next
folowing within the said church, xxvj s. viij d."
Will dated 22 April, 1530. Proved 1 July, 1530.
He was buried on the right of William Robynson at the southwest corner of the second bay of the North Aisle of the Nave.
The Image of Our Lady here referred to is clearly that of Our
Lady of Pity. See p. 67 above. Grey Friars, p. 119.
1530. Hugh Acton. To be buried in the Church of
Grey Friars, "before the pyctour of Seint Mary Magdaleyn standyng in the South Ile of the quere of the same
churche, where as I have made a memory." To each of
the five Orders of Friars, 10s. The witnesses include
"Maister Thomas Cudnor, doctour, and ffrater James
Will dated 7 June, 1530. Proved 13 August, 1530.
He was buried in the sixth bay of the Choir in S. Francis' Chapel,
in a raised tomb against the wall between the Chapel and the Choir
proper. In this case it is clear that the "pyctour" was either a
painting or a carving affixed to the wall. Grey Friars, p. 98.
1530. William Hayes. To be buried "in Gray
Friars between the quere there and the body of the same
churche." To each of the four Orders of Friars, 10s.
To the Prior and Convent of Grey Friars, for dirige and
mass of requiem, 10s.
Will dated 16 Aug., 1529. Proved 28 July, 1530.
He was buried near the centre of the Walking place. Grey
Friars, p. 102.
1530. William Lego, barber-surgeon. To be buried
within the Church of the "Graye friers" in London.
Mentions his daughters Anne and Alice, who were nuns.
Will dated 15 Aug., 1530. Proved 8 Oct., 1530.
He was buried in the centre of the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 114.
See his wife's Will under date 1543.
1530. Gilbert Eccleston. To be buried "in the
chapell of Allhallows within the conventuall churche of
the Freres mynours … as nye unto the grave there
where the bodies of Kateryne and Agnes my late wifis
lye buryed as conveniently may be." To the Prior of
"the Friers mynours for my sepulture there to be had,"
53s. 4d. To each of the five Orders of Friars "to bring
my body to my burial and for dirige and mass of requiem,
and for a trental of masses," 13s. 4d.
Will dated 12 Aug., 1529. Proved 3 Dec., 1530.
The tombs of Eccleston and his wives were in the second bay
of the Choir in the All Hallows Chapel. Grey Friars, p. 79.
1531. Buckingham, Eleanor Stafford, Duchess of.
"My harte to be buryed within the churche of the gray
fryers within the citie of London before the image of
Saint Frauncis in the same churche." John Massy,
Prior of the Carmelites at Bristol, was a witness to the
Will dated 24 June, 1528. Proved 15 May, 1531.
The Register gives her burial place as next to the north arch adjoining the High Altar, and does not state that it was only a heart
burial. Presumably the directions of her Will were followed, and
there was an Image of S. Francis here. The duchess was buried
at Whitefriars, Bristol. Grey Friars, p. 71.
1531. John Moyle. To be buried in Grey Friars,
"in the Ile before the ij aulters of the right hand."
Will dated 31 Jan., 1530–1. Proved 1 August,
1531. 6 Thower.
He was buried in the middle of the Nave, close to the entry to
the Jesus Altar on the right-hand side of the door into the Choir.
Grey Friars, p. 111.
1533. * Thomas Hewett. To be buried at Grey
Friars, "in the bodye of the Churche, where as is a
table hangyng of Saincte Erasmus in the north syde as
you come oute of the west doore." To the Friars for
fetching him to the church, 6s. 8d. "And as for my
brother, John Hewett, of Canterbury, never a pennye,
and I hadd as moche Richesse by me as all London wer
worth: he shall not fare the better by me, not of a pennye,
for the unjust that he hathe don to his brethern and
sustern, whiche is not unknowen in Canterbury."
Will dated 23 Feb., 1531–2. Proved 16 Jan., 1532–3.
The martyrdom of S. Erasmus was a favourite subject with the
English alabaster workers. See English Mediæval Alabaster Work,
pp. 55–7 and 65, and Plate xiii.
1535. * Henry Standish, bishop of S. Asaph, and
sometime Provincial. To be buried "inter fratres
minores." To the library of the Friars Minors at Oxford,
5 marks. To the Friars Minors of Hereford, 20 marks.
To the Friars Minors of Oxford, 10 marks. For a
trental at the Friars Minors of London, 10l. All his
books to be distributed at the discretion "Magistri
Johannis [sic] Cudnor, sacre theologie doctoris, nunc
Gardiani fratrum minorum, London, et magistri Willelmi
German ejusdem facultatis." For building an Aisle of
the Friars Minors at Oxford, 40l.
Will dated 3 July, 1535. Proved 21 Aug., 1535.
Standish was actually buried at Grey Friars, London, where his
tomb survived till 1666. The above are all the bequests to Franciscans in his Will.
1537. † Nicholas Newton. Left 10s. "to the
reparacion of the library as in glasynge in the gray fryers."
Will dated 11 Dec., 1536. Proved 3 March, 1536–7.
1537. * Alys Adams. To be buried in the "Gray
Freres" Church of London. "To the Gray Freres of
Reding, xl d. To every frere there that is preest dwelling
in Reding, xij d. To the Warden of the Gray Freres of
Reding my cupp fashioned like a pere with the cover.
To frere John Thornall, x s. To the covent of Reding at
my month mynde, xl d., and to every frere preest dwelling
there, viij d., and to every yong frere, iiij d., and to every
boye, ij d. To the Gray freres of London, x s."
Will undated. Proved 21 Nov., 1537. 11 Dyngeley.
The date of her death is two years after the latest entry in the
Register. John Thornall was a friar of the London house, and
signed the deed of Surrender in 1538.
1538. † John Hone. To be buried in S. Luke's
Chapel at S. Nicholas atte Flessh Shameles before the
Image of S. Mary Magdalen. "I will that the Gray
Freres of London as sone after my deceas as may be shall
say for my soule and all the soules abovesaid as many
masses as ther be preestes in the said house, and I will
that every such frere being a preest shall have for his
labour viij d. And I bequeth to the said house of Gray
freres twoo dosyn of Lynkes to brenne at the sakering
tyme of the morowe masse there in the mornyng."
Will dated 18 March, 1534–5. Proved 20 May, 1538.
1539. Michael Inglissh. "I bequeth to the Freres
Mynors called the Greye Freres within Newgate to pray
for my soule, the soule of my well-beloved wife Margarete
Inglissh, and for to bring my body to the sepulture and
do a trentall in their church for my soule and the soules of
Margaret late my wife, and the soules of all my benefactors, xx s."
Will dated 1 July, 1527. Proved 30 Jan., 1538–9.
The Will was not proved till after the Surrender, but Inglish had
probably been dead some years. He was alderman of Coleman
Street ward from 1524 to 1531. He and his wife may probably be
identified with the Michael and Margaret Inglyshe who were
buried in the second bay of the North Aisle of the Nave. The
Register gives the date of Margaret's death as 23 January, 1507.
Grey Friars, p. 118.
1539. * Elizabeth Copley. To be buried "in the
church of Greye Friers in London. I give unto the
Warden and Brethern, fryers of the same house, xx s.
to them for their paynes and to be prayed for in ther
massis, and dirige according to the laudable custome and
use. And I will they do singe dirige and masse for me
at the tyme of my buryall for the saide xx s."
Will dated 28 Nov., 1535. Proved 5 Feb., 1538–9.
This Will was not proved till after the Surrender.
1543. * Ann Lego. To be buried "in the Gray fryers
next the sepulture by my housbonde. To the gray fryers
amonges theym to be praide for fyve poundes, and to the
yonge fryers amonges theyme vj s. viij d. And to iiij friers
to beare me to churche, xij d. To John Marsham, fryer,
fourteen shillinges and a payre of sheetes and a pillow
of doune to the said ffryer."
Will dated 2 Oct., 1537. Proved 28 March, 1543.
This Will, though not proved for some years after, was made
just over a year before the Surrender, and appears to be the
latest Will with a bequest for the Friars. Her husband, William
Lego, had been buried in the Church in 1530. Ann Lego was
apparently a woman of considerable wealth. At her death she was
resident within the precinct of the Grey Friars, and her husband may
also have resided there. John Marsham does not appear amongst
the Friars who signed the Surrender in 1538. Grey Friars, pp.
47, 114n., 226, 228.