Wills
29 Edward I (1300-1)

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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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149-155

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'Wills: 29 Edward I (1300-1)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 149-155. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66837 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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ANNO 29 EDWARD I.

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

Box (Thomas).—Bequest of certain rents in the parish of All Hallows the Less and elsewhere for providing chantries within two years after his decease. To Cristiana his wife all his tenements and rents in Wendegoslane and elsewhere within the City of London for life; remainder to pious uses. To Thomas de Brencheslegh, his nephew, his house and appurtenances in the vill of Gernemue, (fn. 1) together with salt, wood, and all his store there being, and the reversion of a house near Douegate, London. To Sibil his niece, wife of Richard le Haftere, the reversion of his house in Wodestrete. No date.
Roll 30 (1).

Box (Cristiana, late wife of Thomas).—All her lands, rents, and tenements in Wendegoslane to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 30 (2).

Ware (John de), batour. (fn. 2) —To Bona his wife his tenement in the lane and parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry, with certain rents for life and the custody of Margery and Johanna his daughters; remainder to the said daughters in equal portions with cross remainders, and in default of heirs of their bodies to Matilda, Agnes, and Macgota, sisters of the testator. No date.


Whereupon came Richard de Dunstaple and put his claim upon the said testament, inasmuch as the testator had not a fee simple (feodum purum), but only a fee conditional, (fn. 3) in the above tenement in the parish of S. Laurence, by writing made between the said John and Margery de Dunstaple, &c.

Roll 30 (15).

Northwych (Peter de), ceynturer. (fn. 4) —To Alice his wife by way of dower his house in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry for life; remainder to his children. Also to his children his house and shop in the said parish; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. To Cristiana his daughter for her marriage certain rents, with similar remainder. No date.


Whereupon came Katherine and Idonea, daughters of Isaak the Goldsmith, and challenged the said testament, inasmuch as the testator had devised the house in the lane of S. Laurence Jewry in fee, whereas he had but a term of years therein.

Roll 30 (16).

Pesshoner (fn. 5) (Alice, relict of Richard le).—Her house in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen to be sold to fulfil her testament. To Robert, son of John de Flete, the reversion of a shop in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Eldefisstrete. To Isabella, daughter of John le Long, rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Smethefeld; and also four shillings and sixpence annual rent for maintaining a wax taper before the image of the Virgin in the said church of S. Mary, charged on a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabey in Eldefisstrete. No date.
Roll 30 (18).

Wollemongere (Joyce le).—To Gencelina his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew le Hubert in Estchep for life, with remainder to pious uses. Should his said wife fall into poverty she may sell the same and receive one moiety of the proceeds, the other moiety being devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 30 (19).

Grene (Henry de), butcher.—To Roger his son his capital messuage in the lane called "Cockeslane," parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, and shop in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. To William his son a house also in "Cockeslane," and shop in the said parish of S. Nicholas. No date.
Roll 30 (20).

Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].

Bush (John), woolmonger.—To Peter and Roger his sons pecuniary legacies. To the work of London Bridge half a mark. To Sabine his wife his house for life; remainder to his said sons, and in default of heirs to pious uses. Also to his said wife and sons all his cups of silver and of mazer (fn. 6) in his house. No date.
Roll 30 (28).

Marche (Gilbert de la).—To William his son tenements in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhulle, charged with the maintenance of certain masses in the new chapel of the Blessed Mary in the said church of S. Andrew. To Thomas his son tenements in the said parish of S. Andrew, charged with maintaining wax in the above chapel, and others in the parish of S. Michael within Alegate. (fn. 7) Margaret his wife appointed his principal executrix. No date.
Roll 30 (34).

Monday next before Ash Wednesday [15 Feb.].

Treyhere (Alexander le).—To Roysia his wife certain rents for life. To Laurence Aubyn and Matilda, wife of the same, a tenement and a moiety of some bean-land (terre fabarum)situate in his curtilage, with right of way to the same through the midst of his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid (sic). No date.
Roll 30 (48).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].

Lawe or Lowe (John de la).—To Lucy his wife his three houses and gardens in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate for life; remainder to John, son of Matilda de Horsede. No date.
Roll 30 (51).

Atte More (Hilda, wife of Robert).—To William atte More all the houses in the parish of S. Vedast which she and her husband jointly acquired. John, brother of the testatrix, mentioned as an executor. No date.
Roll 30 (53).

Monday the Morrow of Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June].

Bole (Henry le).—His tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherche to be sold to pay his funeral expenses and debts and for pious uses. To Alice his wife by way of dower his principal mansion in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhulle, and his brewhouse in the said parish of All Hallows, for life; remainders to pious uses and to John his son. Certain rents in the parish of All Hallows de Grescherche to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry and torches in the parish church of the same. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 30 (61).

Bacheler (Margery, relict of Elyas).—To Walter and Edmund her sons shops in Briggestrete in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete. To John Fresfihs and Alice his wife her mansion house in Redereslane (fn. 8) in the said parish, on their paying to her executors twenty marks within one month after her decease. To John, son of the aforesaid Edmund, rents in the parish of S. George near Estchep. To London Bridge she leaves her gold wedding ring. No date.
Roll 30 (62).

Hardel (Richard).—To Agnes his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry for life, with remainder to John his son, and in default of heirs to pious uses. To his child en ventre sa mère, whether male or female, ten marks rent in Dibleslane after the decease of his said wife. To the fabric of London Bridge ten shillings. To Adam, Nicholas, John, his sons, and to the said child en ventre sa mère, specific sums of money, with cross remainders. No date.
Roll 30 (63).

Shenholt (Henry de).—His houses at le Watergate, London, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of the parish wherein they are situate. Certain rent charges within Neugate, and in the parish of Paternostercherche near la Ryole (fn. 9) and elsewhere, to be redeemed by the persons charged therewith at their option; otherwise the same to remain to William de Shenholt. No date.
Roll 30 (67).

Wollecherchehawe (William de).—To the monastery of Stratford one hundred marks of silver, so that they provide a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary. To Olive his wife for life all his houses, rents, and tenements in the City and suburbs which they jointly hold, with remainder to pious uses. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 30 (69).

Rede (Roger le).—To Isabella his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Katherine near Alegate for life; remainder to Henry, called "Rofot," his brother, "Bayeler," subject to the charge of maintaining one wax taper in the said church of S. Katherine for ever. To the work of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 30 (72).

Lichefeld (Master Thomas de), Rector of Hertforzhingbiry. (fn. 10) —To Master Thomas le Brun houses and rents in the parishes of S. John Zakarie and S. Michael in Hoggenelane, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. John. To the fabric of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.


Whereupon came Lambert de Huntingdone and put his claim upon a certain messuage in the said parish of S. John Zakary, inasmuch as it was acquired by Richard de Huntingdon, his father, conjointly with the testator, to him and his heirs, and the testator had but a life interest therein. And administration was granted to the executors, and the said Lambert is to have his recovery by form of law, &c.

Roll 30 (74).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].

Notteleye (Hugh de), carpenter.—William de Notteleye, carpenter, to have his house and shop in Distaflane, parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Grate, for thirty marks; ten marks to be paid for funeral expenses, and twenty marks for maintenance of four chaplains in the churches of S. Agnes near Aldresgate and S. Augustine aforesaid. To the work of London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 30 (76).

Box (Martin), alderman.—To Richard and John his sons, and to Isabella, Cristina, and Elena his daughters, messuages, rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Michael de Bassishawe, S. Olave near the Tower in Martelane, S. Botolph near Billingesgate, S. Botolph without Alegate, and elsewhere. To Adam his son rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate; in Chigenelane, parish of All Hallows de Berkingechirche; and in the parish of S. Michael de Basseshawe. To Petronilla his daughter twenty shillings. His principal mansion and wharf and certain houses in Martelane to be sold to provide a marriage portion for the above Cristina and to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 30 (78).

Spalding (Geoffrey de), carpenter.—To Margaret his wife for life and to John his son houses in the parish of S. Augustine aforesaid (sic). No date.
Roll 30 (79).

Cole (John), draper.—To Alice his wife a house in the parish of S. Benedict de Wodewarf for life, with power to sell the same, in which case she is to receive one moiety of the proceeds, the other being devoted to pious uses. His dwelling-house, among others, in the same parish, as also a house in the parish of S. Andrew de Castle Baynard, to be sold; his wife to receive one third of the proceeds by way of dower, and the residue to be devoted to payment of his debts and fulfilment of his testament. To the work of London Bridge five shillings. No date.
Roll 30 (80).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.].

Arcubus (Simon de), apothecary.—To Simon and William his nephews his house in the parish of S. Edmund de Grascherche. To Thomas his nephew his house and shops towards Westchep in the parish of All Hallows de Honilane, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. His garden in the street called "Grobstrete" in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 30 (93).

Brocher (Robert), of the parish of S. Peter the Less atte Wodewarf.—To Richard de Chigewelle his houses in the said parish, one moiety of the same or its equivalent remaining to his wife for life. No date.
Roll 30 (94).

Footnotes

1 Yarmouth.
2 See note supra, p. 113.
3 Before 1290 (in which year the statute De Donis Conditionalibuswas passed, of which more hereafter, p. 159, note) a gift of an estate to a man and the heirs of his body was called a conditional gift, meaning thereby that if the donor died without such particular heirs, or in case of failure of such heirs at any future time, the land should revert to the donor.
4 Girdler.
5 Fishmonger.
6 De murr[a or o]. In the Dictionary of John de Garlande, edited by the late Mr. Thomas Wright from Cotton MS. Titus D. xx. in the British Museum, and privately printed in 1882, there occur the following passage and glosses:—masers "Ciphos autem reparant de murinis, et of warrys mapyl haspe planis, et brucis, de acere, et tremulo, 'Murrinis dicuntur madre [Gallice mazer] Quidam tamen diennt quod murra-e dicatur arbor illa unde Lucanus, In auro murrave bibunt.'" Mr.Wright draws attention to the slight misquotation from Lucan's 'Pharsalia,' and to the existing doubt as to what wood was represented by madre or mazer, the later opinion being that it was maple, although here at least they are specifically distinguished. He adds that "mediæval Latin scholars, by a confusion of the word 'murra' applied to the mazer in their Latin, imagined the myrrhine vases of antiquity to have been of mazer." Of what material, whether of stone or wood, these ancient vases were made he does not say.
7 S. Michael, Cornhill.
8 See note supra, p. 44.
9 So called from its being frequented by wine merchants and others from La Reole, near Bordeaux. The name of the parish church, S. Michael Paternoster "Royal," is a corruption of it.
10 Hertingfordbury, co. Herts.