Wills
5 Edward II (1311-12)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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221-233

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'Wills: 5 Edward II (1311-12)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 221-233. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66847 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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ANNO 5 EDWARD II.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mary Magdalen [22 July].

Comptone (Cristiana de).—To Thomas her son in tail her house in the parish of Berkingcherche; remainder to charitable uses. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 40 (10).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].

Carleton (William de).—To Hervey his cook his tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermannebery and rents in the parish of Bassieshawe, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Mary. The houses which he had by devise of Sir Bartholomew de Castello to remain to Bartholomew, nephew of the same. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed.

Roll 40 (11).

Hengham (Agnes de).—Bequest of two shillings quitrent of tenement in Wandayeneslane, (fn. 1) parish of S. Sepulchre without Newegate, for maintaining wax in the said parish church. To Walter de Chipstede and Cecilia his wife, her daughter, the aforesaid tenement in special tail; remainder to John de Carlisle, son of the said Cecilia; remainder to pious uses for the benefit of the souls of Robert de Hengham and Roger de Lauvar, (fn. 2) her late husbands. No date.
Roll 40 (21).

Winton (William de).—All his houses in the parish of S. Peter de Bradestrate to be devoted to the fulfilment of his testament and payment of his debts, and the residue to the maintenance of a chaplain in the said parish church. To Johanna his wife all his houses at the Red Cross in the parish of S. Giles without Creplegate for life; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses in the said parish church. No date.


A marginal note states that the testament was proved at the Court of Pleas of Land on Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam, anno 4 Edward II. [A.D. 1311].

Roll 40 (22).

Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].

Bretoun (John le), Knt.—To Nicholas his son all his houses in London. No date.


Proclamation made, and no one reclaimed.

Roll 40 (23).

Brynkele (John de), "blader." (fn. 3) —To Isabella his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe for life; remainder to Stephen his son. To his child en ventre sa mère, and to William and John his sons, tenements in the same parish. Also to the said John rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, between Hundesdiche and Smethfeud, and in the parishes of S. Botolph without Aldresgate and S. Michael Queenhithe. To Dame Johanna de Brynkele, his daughter, a nun of Berkyngge, a house upon la Roumlonde (fn. 4) in the said parish of S. Michael for life. To Idonea his daughter rents in the parishes of S. Mary atte Hulle and S. Magnus. To Henry his son his term in a tenement at Garscherche in the parish of S. Dyonisius de Garscherche. Bequests also of money and chattels to his daughters Margaret, Margery, and Beatrice. No date.


And be it known that this enrolment was examined with the testament in full Husting of Common Pleas held on Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope, anno 18 Edward III., and an omission discovered in the enrolment by mistake of the writer, which by consideration of the Mayor and Aldermen was corrected, as appears above. (fn. 5)

Roll 40 (24).

Carreu (Sir Nicholas de), Knt,—To Thomas de Carreu, his son, his tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate, with all deeds and muniments touching the same. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted to the executors.

Roll 40 (25).

Blakeney (Peter de).—His tenement called "Blakelofte," on the west side of Martelane towards the Tower, and another tenement on the east side of the same street, in the parish of S. Olave, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of Berkyngcherch. To Cecilia his wife tenements in Martelane, and in Tamystrate, parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, for life; remainder to pious uses. For the repair of London Bridge two shillings. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed.

Roll 40 (26).

Chepe (Alan de), potter.—To John de Haddeham a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornehull, he paying five and a half marks of silver towards the maintenance of a chaplain in the said parish church. To John his nephew a house at la Bordehawe in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche. To the fabric of London Bridge half a mark. No date.


Proclamation made, and execution granted. Whereupon came Mariota, the wife of John Cussh, and put her claim on the said testament as to the said tenement at la Bordhawe.

Roll 40 (27).

Osekyn (Roger), carpenter.—To Johanna his wife all his houses, rents, and tenements in the City and suburb of London, so long as she remain a widow. To Robert, John, and Simon his sons reversions of tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Bartholomew and S. Benedict Fyngh, and divers household chattels specified. To the fabric of London Bridge half a mark. No date.
Roll 40 (28).

Westwode (John de), carpenter.—Bequest of rent charges towards the maintenance for the space of ten years of a light standing super interclausturam in the church of S. Martin de Oteswiche, and for the fabric of the said church. To Margery his wife his house called "la Tavernehous" for life; remainder to William his son. The residue of his tenements and rents to remain in the hands of his executors for a term of ten years, charged during that time with certain payments for maintaining a chantry in the said church of S. Martin, and to Avice, daughter of Leticia his late wife; and afterwards to go to Geoffrey and Thomas his sons. No date.
Roll 40 (29).

Vyel (William).—To Johanna his wife rents in the street and parish of S. Augustine at S. Paul's gate; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses; also rents in Cokkeslane, Smethefeld, and rents and reversion of a tenement in Bredstrate. To Nicholas de Farndon, goldsmith, his tenement in the said parish of S. Augustine near the gate of S. Paul's Minster, charged with an annuity to the said Johanna, and after her decease without heirs charged with the maintenance of a chantry at the altar of S. Margaret in the church of S. Paul. The tenement and garden with which he had endowed his said wife at the church porch, (fn. 6) situate without Bysshopesgate in the parish of S. Botolph, to revert to his heirs, if any; remainder to pious uses. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted to the executors. Whereupon came John de Camera, clerk, and put his claim as to one mark quitrent of a tenement which belonged to Ralph le Mazon. Similarly came John, son of John Vyel, and put his claim on the said testament.

Roll 40 (46).

Bentlee (Adam de).—To each of his children for their maintenance ten pounds, with right of survivorship. To Johanna his wife his house in Fridaystrate for life; remainder to Thomas his son; ultimate remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 40 (47).

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

Lorchoun (Robert).—To Alicehis daughter a shop in the parish of S. Andrew upon Comhill. To the aforesaid (sic) Cristina his daughter his dwelling-house at the time of his death, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Andrew. To the aforesaid (sic) Johanna his wife also a tenement in the said parish for life; remainder to the aforesaid (sic) Thomas and Johanna his children, to whom he also leaves a shop and rents in the parishes of S. Peter and S. Andrew upon Comhill. No date.
Roll 40 (50).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edmund, King [20 Nov.].

Potter (Paul le).—To Agnes his wife tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Fanchirch for life; remainder to John his son, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. To Robert his son a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns. To Margery, Matilda, Isabella, and Elena his daughters houses, rents, and a shop called "kote" in the said parish of S. Margaret. No date.


And the aforesaid Agnes, wife of the testator, reclaimed as to the tenements in the above parish of All Hallows, inasmuch as she was jointly enfeoffed with the said Paul of the said tenements, in testimony whereof she produced a certain deed before the Mayor and Aldermen.

Roll 40 (60).

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

Dachet (Alditha, relict of John).—Her tenement in the aforesaid (sic) parish of S. Nicholas to remain in the hands of her executors for the space of seven years for the maintenance of a chantry, and afterwards to remain to John her son in tail; remainder to Johanna, wife of John de Sellingge, and Johanna, wife of John de Lyndeseye, her daughters, in equal portions. No date.
Roll 40 (62).

Little (John le), of the parish of S. Alburga. (fn. 7) — His term in two shops in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less to be devoted to the maintenance of Robert and Simon his children. To Roisia his wife, so long as she remain unmarried, a tenement in the said parish of S. Alburga; remainder to John his son. Also to Robert his son a tenement in the same parish; and to his said wife his term in certain land in the parish of Stibenheth. (fn. 8) No date.

Roll 40 (72).

Maderman (Thomas le).—To Cristina his wife all his tenements in the City of London for life. To Richard his son in tail the reversion of his tenement in the parish of S. Dionisius; remainder as to one moiety to William, John, and Agnes his children, and as to the other moiety to pious uses. To the said church of S. Dionisius twelvepence annual quitrent for wax. Also to his said wife in fee his brewhouse in the High Street of Langbournestrete, in the parish of S. Nicholas Hacoun, charged with certain payments to his said sons and to the said church of S. Nicholas. Also to the aforesaid John and to Simon his sons in tail the reversion of tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict atte Wode-warf and S. Nicholas Hacoun; remainder to pious uses. No date.


Whereupon came the said Cristina and renounced the legacy left to her in fee, and claimed to hold the same only for her life.

Roll 40 (73).

Bordesle (Geoffrey de).—To Bartholomew his son and to Emma his daughter in successive tail one mark annual rent of tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles; remainder to pious uses. To Albreda his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Garscherche for life; and to his said wife and son his leasehold interest in a shop upon Cornhulle in the parish of S. Christopher. No date.
Roll 40 (74).

Westwode (John de), cutler.—To Agnes his wife his house upon Lodebury for life; remainder to John his son and Salerna his daughter in successive tail; remainder to the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Margaret de Lodebury. Also to the said Salerna another tenement upon Lodebury in tail; remainder to Richard, son of Richard de Westwode, in tail; remainder to pious uses. To the warden of the Friars Minors for the time being one hundred shillings, charged on his tenements in the said parish of S. Margaret upon Lodebury, for pious uses. No date.
Roll 40 (75).

Busshe (Alianora, late wife of Peter), of the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower.—To Mary, daughter of Thomas her son, an annual quitrent of one mark of a tenement in the churchyard of S. Dunstan aforesaid for life; remainder to Alice, daughter of the testatrix. No date.


At the probate of the said testament the witnesses differed as to the day on which the testatrix signed the same, and therefore it was not admitted to probate. Afterwards there came Peter, son and heir of the testatrix, and prayed that execution should not be stayed, notwithstanding the witnesses varied, and renounced all his own right and claim in the probate. Accordingly it was considered that the executors should have execution thereof.

Roll 40 (76).

Lauvare (Salomon de), cutler.—To Isabella his wife for life shops, &c., in the Cutlery, (fn. 9) London, and a solar extending from the entrance to the Conduit tavern up to the wall of the church of S. Thomas de Acon. To John de Laufare his tenement in the parish of S. Mildred, charged with the maintenance of two chaplains in the said parish church. His tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Bartholomew the Less, S. Laurence in the Jewry, S. Mary de Aldermarichurche, and elsewhere, to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament and for pious uses. To London Bridge one mark. No date.
Roll 40 (77).

Surigien (John, son of Robert le).—To Avice his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwykestrete for life; remainder to Robert de Astone and Alice, wife of the same, his sister, for forty pounds sterling, to be paid to his executors within a year after his decease, the same to be devoted to the maintenance of six chaplains in the said church of S. Michael for the space of two years, and in default of such payment the tenement to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds disposed of to similar uses. No date.
Roll 40 (78).

Elsyngham (John de), cutler.—Certain rents in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhill to be sold for providing a chantry in the said parish church for the good of his soul and the soul of Johanna his wife. No date.
Roll 40 (79).

Moigne (John le).—To Katherine his wife shops in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrete for life; and to Isabella, daughter of John de Bosco, certain rents. After the decease of his said wife all the above shops to be sold for pious uses. No date.


Whereupon came Matilda la Moigne, sister of the testator, and put her claim upon the said testament. And because she showed nothing of her claim to the Court, execution was granted to the executors.

Roll 40 (80).

Sely (Thomas).—To Alice his wife all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrete, S. Alban de Wodestrate, S. Olave de Silverstrete, and S. Stephen de Walebrok for life; remainder to Robert his son, charged with the maintenance of chantries in the churches of All Hallows de Honylane and S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrete. Also to the said Robert two shops in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete, charged with the maintenance of two wax torches to burn before the high altar of the church of S. Paul. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 40 (81).

Meel (Andrew).—To Wymarca his wife his house in Westchep in the parish of S. Vedast for life. If she should wish to sell the same, one moiety of the proceeds is to go to his said wife and the other to be devoted to charitable uses. Also to the same his house in the parish of S. Andrew near Castle Baynard for life, and after her decease a portion of its rent to be devoted to the maintenance of two chaplains in the church of Westminster, to serve at the altar erected by the testator in the north angle of the said church. One mark quitrent in the parish of S. Gregory, near the brewhouse of S. Paul's, to be distributed to the poor on the day of his anniversary. No date.


Whereupon came Richard de Messyng and put his claim upon the said testament as to a certain tenement which the said Richard had by demise for a term of years, &c. Administration, however, was granted to the executors, saving the said term.

Roll 40 (82).

Monday in the Octave of H. Trinity [21 May].

Cantebrige (Idania de).—To Margery de Basyngge, her daughter, her large house in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Melkstrete; also houses and rents in the lane and parish of S. Laurence Jewry and in the parish of S. John de Walebrok, subject to certain payments to Reginald her son, canon of Mertone, for life. To Stephen and Thomas, sons of Stephen de Cauntebrigge, her late son, tenements and rents in the parishes of All Hallows de Bredstrete and S. Leonard near the church of S. Vedast; also in Goderonlane and Westchep in the parish of S. Vedast, the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, and elsewhere. To Johanna de Basyngge, daughter of Margery de Basyngge, daughter of the testatrix, and to Margery de Cantebrigge, daughter of Stephen her son, nuns of S. Elena, London, rents in the parish of S. John de Walebrok. Her tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate near Holebournestrate to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses, and the other moiety to go to the aforesaid Thomas. To London Bridge forty shillings. No date.
Roll 40 (84).

Thurgod (Stephen).—To Agnes his wife houses in the parish of S. Giles without Creplegate for life; remainder to William his son and his two daughters, and in default of heirs the same to be sold, and twenty shillings of the proceeds to be given to the work of the said church of S. Giles and to pious uses. No date.
Roll 40 (86).

Suthfolch (John de), carpenter—To Agnes his wife a tenement and rents in the parishes of S. Michael de Bassinggeshawe, S. Nicholas Shambles, and S. Vedast for life; remainders to Isabella, Johanna, Matilda, and Alice his daughters. In default of heirs the same to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 40 (87).

Lincoln (John de), cordwainer.—To Margaret his wife his house and shops in the parish of S. Mildred for life; remainder to Thomas, son of Margery his daughter. In default of heirs the same to be sold for charitable purposes. No date.
Roll 40 (88).

Gladewyn (Richard).—To Walter, junior, his son rents in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete; remainder to Walter, senior, his son. To Lucy hiswife, by way of dower of all his other tenements, a tenement in the said parish for life; remainder to pious uses. To Alice his daughter, Richard his son, and Lucy, daughter of the said Alice, a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne. Also to Lucy his wife and Walter, senior, his son his term in five shops in Faitereslane. (fn. 10) No date.
Roll 40 (89).

Totenham (Johanna), late wife of John de Totenham, called "le Pottere"—To William de Causton, son of Michael de Caustone, mercer, a tenement in the parish of S. Edmund the King de Garscherche. No date.
Roll 40 (90).

Spaigne (Richard de).—To Johanna his daughter forty shillings and his house in Menionelane; and to John his son a tenement in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay. No date.
Roll 40 (91).

Boreham (Matilda de).—To Sir William de Cornhill, Rector of S. Mary de Aldermanneberi, and his successors a tenement in the said parish of S. Mary. To Alan de Ely a messuage near Phelepeslane in the said parish for life; remainder to the new work of S. Mary in the church of S. Paul, for the maintenance of the same if the custom of the City allows of it, otherwise the same to be sold for pious uses; also a shop in Chepe for life; remainder to the new fabric of S. Paul for its maintenance. No date.


The said testament was proclaimed. Whereupon came Henry de Kent and put his claim upon it, and said that he was jointly enfeoffed of the tenements devised, so that the said Matilda could not devise the same. And because the said Henry showed no reason to the Court for delaying execution of the said testament, administration was granted to the executors aforesaid.

Roll 40 (93).

Scot (Thomas).—To Cristina his wife a tenement in Mangonelane, parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower, for life; remainder to Robert, Thomas, and Thomas (sic), and "Liecia" his children, and to his child en ventre sa mère; remainder in default of heirs to charitable uses. Also to the said Liecia twenty quarters of barley, one of his best pots, his weaker (fn. 11) cup of silver, three silver spoons, his girdle, and five marks sterling; and to the said Robert, Thomas, and Thomas his children five marks sterling apiece. No date.
Roll 40 (94).

Simond (Adam).—To Agnes his wife a portion of a shop in Breggestrete. No date.
Roll 40 (95).

Botiller (Paul le).—To Walter, son of John le Mazeliner, his foster-child (mon nurri), one mark quitrent in Martelane. To Michael and Paul his brothers houses and rents in la Ryole, (fn. 12) charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of Our Lady of Bothawe; remainder in default of heirs to John le Mazener and Cecilia, sister of the testator. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 40 (96).

Norwych (Walter de), girdler.—To Felicia his wife a shop in Westchepe in the parish of S. Pancras, on the eastern side of the entrance to the great seld of London. No date.
Roll 40 (98).

Long (Salomon, son of Robert le).—His shop in Breggestrete, parish of S. Margaret, together with rents in Crokedelane, in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstrate, and elsewhere, to be sold to fulfil his testament. To Matilda Passavant, wife of Reginald Abel, his tenement in the lane and parish of S. Michael aforesaid. No date.
Roll 40 (100).

Camesyng (John de), baker.—To John his son all his houses in the parish of S. Mary de Bothhawe. To London Bridge two shillings. No date.


Proclamation made, and execution granted.

Roll 40 (102).

Langgeleye (William de), clerk.—To the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Smethefeud, in the suburb of London, certain houses in the parish of S. Sepulchre, on condition that they provide a chantry for the good of his soul and the souls of William his father, Matilda his mother, and Richard de Stamford, his late lord. Houses and rents in Cockeslane to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 40 (103).

Coffrer (Alexander le).—To Roysia his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Bradestrete for life; remainder to his next heir. Also rents in the same parish for a term of two years; remainder to Alice his daughter. Also two shops for a similar term; remainder to Peter his son. To Robert his brother certain rents for life. No date.
Roll 40 (104).

Hormad (Richard de).—To Isabella his wife a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Garscherche for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 40 (105).

Forneals (Sir Simon de) de Pelham, Knt.—To Sir William le Gros all his houses and rents in London, subject to the payment of six shillings, for the purchase of wax and wine, to the two chaplains celebrating in the church of Pelham Forneals (fn. 13) at the altar of S. Catherine for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 40 (106).

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

Folham (Matthew de), chandler.—To Margery his wife shops in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche for life; remainder to pious uses. To John atte Holme, his apprentice, a shop in the same parish, to have and to hold immediately after the completion of his term. No date.


Proclamation made, and no reclaim.

Roll 40 (119).

Douuegate (William de).—Certain rents in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay to be sold by his executors. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed: administration granted.

Roll 40 (120).

Neville (Sir James de), Knt.—His tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 40 (121).

Flegg' (Roger).—To John his son all his houses and rents in the suburb of London, parish of S. Sepulchre. No date.
Roll 40 (122).

Calicer (Henry le).—To Agnes his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Martin at Lodegate for life; remainders over to Thomas his son and Elena and Margery his daughters. Bequest of certain rents in the same parish for maintaining wax before the altar of S. Mary in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 40 (123).

Box (Henry).—To Juliana his wife all his tenements and rents within the City of London for life; remainders over to Agnes, Mariota, and Margery his daughters in successive tail. No date.
Roll 40 (128).

Molere or Moelere (Alice la).—To Gilbert her son in tail her tenement and wharf in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid (sic), near the water of the Thames; remainder to charitable uses. No date.
Roll 40 (136).

Footnotes

1 Windagain Lane. See note supra, p. 204.
2 His will enrolled supra, p. 185.
3 Corn merchant.
4 Variously spelt "Romeland" or "Roomland": a name given to the quays (or to plots of land adjacent to the quays) of Queenhithe, Dowgate, and Billingsgate, whereon goods might be discharged out of vessels arriving there.
5 A clause is inserted in the margin.
6 See note supra, p. 45.
7 S. Ethelburga, Bishopsgate.
8 Stepney.
9 In Cotellaria.
10 Fetter Lane; said to have been so called from "Fewterers" (faitours, Fr.) or idlers who frequented it (Stow's 'Survey,' Strype's ed., 1720, bk. iii. p. 251).
11 Mincing Lane.
12 Ciphum argenti debiliorem.
13 See note svpra, p. 153.
14 Pelham Furneaux or Furnell, co. Herts. Its parish church belonged to the treasurer of S. Paul's Cathedral. An ancestor of the testator, one Simon, son of Ralph de Furnell, is recorded as having given to his mother church of Pelham Furnell and the rectors thereof a piece of land at Pelham, by a deed of the thirteenth century preserved among the muniments of the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's (Ninth Report Hist. MSS. Commission, p. 39 a; see also Newcourt's 'Repertorium,' pp. 854-5).