Wills
20 Edward I (1291-2)

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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103-107

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'Wills: 20 Edward I (1291-2)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 103-107. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66828 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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ANNO 20 EDWARD I.

Monday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].

Deumars (Robert, son of John), "cotiler."—To Cristiana his mother his tenements in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth. No date.


Proclamation made, whereupon came Robert Deumars, corder, who challenged the said testament for that the testator was not of full age to make a testament and was non compos mentis.

Roll 21 (2).

Joynur (John le).—His house at Dounegate (or Douuegate) to be sold. No date.


Proclamation made, and no challenge.

Roll 21 (3).

Merslaund (John de), Rector of the church of S. Leonard near S. Martin le Grand.—Bequest of rents in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldridesgate, and in the parish of S. Clement de Candlewystrate, for the maintenance of wax in the said church of S. Leonard. To the vicars of the church of S. Martin le Grand a pittance of half a mark. To the community of parish priests (fn. 1) of London a pittance of ten shillings annual rent. Bequest of rents for the maintenance of the fabrics of the great church of S. Paul and of the chapel of S. Mary of S. Paul, charged on a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles. A bequest also to the chapel of S. Margaret de Woxebrege for lighting the Blessed Mary. No date.


Proclamation made: no claim or challenge.

Roll 21 (4).

Norhampton (Thomas de).—To Alice his wife his house in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fish Market for life, with remainder to Thomas Smehirst, son of Johanna his sister. No date.
Roll 21 (5).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].

Meriner (John le).—Land near the house of Nicholas de Norhampton to be sold if necessary to pay his debts. To Robert Pa and Alice, wife of the same, the reversion of certain houses after the decease of Beatrix his wife. No date.


Proclamation made, and no opposition or challenge.

Roll 21 (8).

Cosin (fn. 2) (Peter).—Bequest of rents in Dounegate for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of All Hallows at the Hay. To Margery his wife his capital messuage in the said parish of All Hallows, with chapel and herbary, for life. To Ydonea his daughter rents in Candlewistrate towards Estchep and in Dounegate. To Thomas, Henry, and Joyce his sons houses and rents in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen near Oldefistrate and S. Stephen de Walebrock, in Crockereslane, at Dounegate, at S. Botolph, (fn. 3) Winchester, Douay, Ipre, and elsewhere. To Agnes, daughter of Roger de Paris and of Alice, wife of the same, who was a daughter of the testator by Johanna Strarie, his former wife, rents in Winchester. No date.


Proclamation made, and nobody challenged.

Roll 21 (16).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].

Uggel (William).—To Matilda his wife for life all his houses in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newegate; remainder to his children and the survivor of them; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 21 (26).

Flaoners (fn. 4) (Cristiana la).—Her tenement to be sold for paying her debts and for pious uses for the good of her soul and the soul of William her former husband. Robert le Lanedman, the late husband of the testatrix, is mentioned as one of her executors. No date.


Whereupon came William le Fannere (or Vannere), who challenged the said testament, saying that the testatrix held the above tenement only for life. Subsequently the aforesaid William came and challenged the testament, and said that the testatrix had a husband at the time of making the testament, and so (was) sub virga, (fn. 5) &c. Therefore he says the testament is void.

Roll 21 (27).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].

Hungrie (Walter de).—To Alice his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldridesgate for life; remainder over to Peter his son, and to Isabella and Cecilia his daughters, in successive tail. Also to his said wife rents in the parish of S. Vedast in Chepe for life, with remainder to William his son. No date.
Roll 21 (30).

Monday next after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May].

Thele (William de), merchant.—To Alice his wife houses in the parish of Wolcherhawe for life, with remainders to Thomas his son, and Isabella, Alice, and Johanna his daughters. No date.
Roll 21 (40).

Ingolthorp (Thomas de), Bishop of Rochester.—To Roger de Hintlesham, his esquire, rents in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles and elsewhere, charged with payment of a portion of the same to the Prior and Convent of Rochester annually for his obit. No date.


Ralph de Sandwych, Custos of the City of London, and William de Hereford and William Bettoyne, Aldermen, examined the witnesses.

Roll 21 (45).

Garlecmongger (Luke le).—To Walter his eldest son tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de la Hulle and S. Margaret and S. Andrew at Estchip. To Leticia his wife all his tenements and free rents in the parishes of S. Michael aforesaid (sic), S. Magnus, and S. Leonard in Estchep for life, with remainders to Walter his youngest son and Juliana his daughter in successive tail; remainder to Walter his eldest son. Also to his said wife his free rent in S. Laurence Lane in the Jewry. No date.
Roll 21 (46).

Memmes or Mymmes(John de), clerk.—To Matilda his wife his houses in the parish of S. Mildred for life, with remainder to his children Elyseus, Margery, and Elicia. To the said Elyseus his shop in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherch. Also to the said children the reversion of houses formerly belonging to Thomas de Mimmes, his father, in Conohop Lane, (fn. 6) after the decease of William his brother without an heir of his body. No date.
Roll 21 (51).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [1 June].

Dreyton (Roger de), clerk.—His houses called "La Coppedehalle" (fn. 7) in the parish of S. John de Walebrock to be sold and the money given to the poor. No date.
Roll 21 (55).

Knytes (Amicia la).—To Peter her son all her tenements in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle except a void place called "la Wodehawe," which is to be sold by her executors for pious uses. No date. Roll 21 (60).

Pikeman (Adam), "pessoner." (fn. 8) —His house in Candlewystrate to be sold, and forty pounds out of the proceeds to be paid to Edward Lovekin. A piece of land opposite his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Clement to be sold. To Edith his wife his term in houses in the street of Billingesgate; and to Eva de Gyseburne a shop quit of all demands. No date.
Roll 21 (61).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].

Taillour (Philip le).—Bequest of rents in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherch, in Soperlane, and elsewhere for the maintenance of chantries and wax in the said church of S. Michael, and for providing shoes for the poor of London in commemoration of his obit. To Sabine his wife houses and rents in the above parish, as well as in the parishes of S. John de Walebrock, S. Mary de Bothawe, S. Nicholas Hakun, S. Mary de Aldermaricherche, S. Mildred near "Conhop," and elsewhere, for life, with remainders over to Henry and John his sons. To Margery, Johanna, and Elena his daughters, nuns at Clerkenewe[ll], divers rents in the parish of Aldermaricherche and near Holeburn Bridge. No date.


Proclamation made, and the testament challenged [by some person not named], who claimed houses and shops at Billingesgate which the testator had devised to Sabine his wife for life, with remainder to John his son.

Roll 21 (66).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of All Souls [2 Nov.].

Blundel (William).—His tenement in the parish of S. Alphege to be sold to fulfil his testament. To Walter Blundel, his brother, his shop in Westchep, parish of S. Pancras. No date.


Proclamation made, and no challenge.

Roll 21 (77).

Canoun (Reginald).—To Sir William de Hereford one mark annual rent. To Margery his wife he leaves the guardianship of his heir. To the canons of S. Bartholomew certain rents. No date.


Proclamation made, and no challenge.

Roll 21 (78).

Footnotes

1 This community was frequently the object of charitable gifts. Isabella Bokrel, as we have seen, by her will (enrolled supra, p. 49) gave it certain rents in Bassieshawe; and elsewhere there is recorded an agreement made between John de Assheby and Sir William, the parson of S. Mary Wolnoth, described as "Pitanciar of the community of parish chaplains of the City of London," respecting certain rents issuing from the tenement of the aforesaid John in the parish of S. Magdalen de Melkstrete, which the same Isabella had by deed granted to the community, and for which the said Sir William had been obliged to distrain. This led to a suit in the Husting of Common Pleas, which, however, was amicably settled by John de Assheby entering a cognovit, and the said Sir William on behalf of himself and his successors foregoing all arrears (Letter-Book E, fol. 85 b).
2 One of this name served the office of Sheriff in 1273, when he was convicted of taking a bribe for allowing a baker to escape who had been seized in order that his weights might be tested. Whereupon he was fined twenty pounds (of silver), and deposed from office. The family doubtless gave the name to "Cosines Lane," situate near the ancient Steelyard in Dowgate.
3 Boston, co. Lincoln.
4 Riley suggests that a "Flaoner" was a maker of flans or flauns, a light cake, not unlike a pancake ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xxi).
5 An unusual expression to represent a woman as being (in the language of the civil law) in manu viri.
6 In the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry. It is said to have derived its name from a sign of three conies (rabbits) over a poulterer's shop (Strype's Stow, book iii. p. 32). In it was a chapel dedicated to the Virgin (supra, pp. 41, 43).
7 See note supra, p. 71.
8 Fishmonger.