Wills
8 Edward II (1314-15)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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248-256

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'Wills: 8 Edward II (1314-15)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 248-256. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66850 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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ANNO 8 EDWARD II.

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

Bacheler (John).—To Dyonisia his mother tenements and rents in the parishes of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche near the Tower of London and S. Margaret near Bridge Street, so that she pay his debts and do for his soul as may seem to her best. No date.
Roll 43 (1).

Merk (Edmund).—To Goda his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower for life; remainder to William his son. Also to his said son twenty marks sterling for his maintenance, the same to remain in the hands of the said Goda until he shall come of age. No date.


And be it remembered that the said Goda found sureties who were severally bound to answer for the said sum.

Roll 43 (6).

Alfox (Benedict), woodmonger.—To Thomas and John his sons and Juliana his daughter tenements and rents in tail; remainder to pious uses, saving to Margery his wife her dower according to the custom of the City of London. No date.
Roll 43 (11).

Appelby (Roger de).—Certain tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre near the Bar of Westsmethefeld, and in the parish of S. Andrew at Holbourne, to be sold to fulfil his testament. To Albreda his wife all his rents and other tenements in the suburb of London in the said parish of S. Sepulchre for life. To London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 43 (12).

Perceval (Peter), le Hodere. (fn. 1) —To Edith his wife for life his dwelling-house; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 43 (15).

Gloucestre (Richard de), moneyer.—To Alice his wife his tenement in Tower Street to sell, and all his goods, movable and immovable, wherever found, for the maintenance of herself and daughters. No date.
Roll 43 (16).

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

Spicere (fn. 2) (Johanna le) de Stanynglane.—To John de St. Maur a tenement in the parish of S. Mary in Stanynglane. No date.
Roll 43 (17).

Chelchehethe (fn. 3) (Geoffrey de), tanner.—To Imania his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre for life; remainder to John and Richard his sons. To William his son a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne in a lane called "Goldelane," except three shops, which he leaves to Alice his daughter. Specific legacies of ornaments, household goods, and trade implements to Geoffrey, William, and John his sons, and to the said Alice his daughter, as well as to his child en ventre sa mère. No date.
Roll 43 (18).

Coumbe (Peter, son of William de).—To Godwyn Tourk, fishmonger, and Petronilla, wife of the same, land and houses in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. Sibil his wife one of his executors. No date.
Roll 43 (19).

Seour (Clement le).—To Cecilia his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew in the street of Cornehill for life; remainder to his children. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed.

Roll 43 (22).

Ewelle (Richard de), clerk.—To the Prior and Convent of the aforesaid (sic) church of S. Bartholomew two shops for the maintenance of the work of the said church. No date.
Roll 43 (32).

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

Maii (William).—His house in the parish of S. Dyonisius Bakcherche to be sold to fulfil his testament. Certain rents of a tenement opposite All Hallows de Fancherche to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 43 (42).

Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].

Swafham (Reginald de), carpenter.—To Alice his wife his house for life, and after her decease the same to be sold, and ten pounds to be divided among his children according to their need. No date.
Roll 43 (55).

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

Mollyng (William), butcher.—To Margaret his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep for life, charged with the payment of six marks annually towards a chantry in the church of S. Leonard, and five marks annually for the maintenance of a torch; remainder to Alice la Kyngges and Johanna de Kanefeld, her sister, subject to certain charges. No date.
Roll 43 (57).

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

Scot (Geoffrey), senior.—To Johanna his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen for life, and after her decease the same to be sold, and a portion of the proceeds devoted to a chantry in the said parish church for the good of his soul and the souls of Agnes his former wife, of the said Johanna, and others. To William his son, Robert, son of Robert his son, Johanna his daughter, and Agnes, daughter of Agnes his daughter, forty shillings each, also out of the said proceeds; the residue to pious and charitable purposes. No date.
Roll 43 (60).

Staundone (Gerard de), Rector of Styvenach. (fn. 4) —To Peter de Batlesfeld houses in the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgar de Candilwykstrate for life, subject to a payment of five marks annually to Sir Robert de Staundone, Rector of Chelchehuth; (fn. 5) remainder to the said Robert for life; remainder to pious uses. Certain rents in Thamisestrate, parish of S. Michael de Candilwykstrate, to be redeemed by Pentecost Russel for forty pounds; otherwise the same to be devoted to a chantry in the said church of S. Michael. No date.
Roll 43 (61).

Wolmar (Richard).—To Isabella his daughter, wife of Hamo Godchep, and to Leticia their daughter a tenement in the parishes of S. Andrew Huberd and S. Dyonisius. Also to the said Hamo, Isabella, and Leticia a tenement and rents in the parish of S. Botolph, charged with the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church for the good of his soul and the souls of Leticia his late wife and others. To Felicia, late wife of Wlmar de Essex, rents at Billinggesgate in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle for life; remainder to Hugh his son for life; remainder to the above Isabella and Leticia her daughter. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and administration granted. Whereupon Henry le Yonge and Margery his wife, daughter of John Brother, sen., put their challenge, &c.

Roll 43 (63).

Fourbour (fn. 6) (Adam le).—Two shops in the parish of S. Brigid the Virgin in Fletestrete to be sold for the execution of this his testament or last will, and for distribution of his legacies among the places and persons aforesaid (sic). No date.
Roll 43 (67).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].

Dureham (Jolan de).—To Ada his daughter two cups of silver and one white cup de mucro, (fn. 7) six silver spoons, and six marks annual rent in the City of London over against the church of S. Edmund in S. Clement's Lane for life; remainder to Edmund his son. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed.

Roll 43 (73).

Kent (William de), tailor.—His tenements upon (super) Aldermanbury to be sold to John de Colkirk, tailor, for seventy marks, whereof he leaves to John his son, and to Matilda and Alice his daughters, ten pounds each. No date.
Roll 43 (74).

Hakeneye (Walter de).—To Agnes his wife the western moiety of his shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbeye for life; remainder to William his son. The other moiety of the same to be sold to pay his debts. Also to the said William land at Dolytelane (fn. 8) in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen; and to his said wife rents in the said parish of S. Nicholas for life; remainder to Henry Lumbard and Alice, wife of the same, his daughter, and in default of heirs to charitable and pious uses. No date.
Roll 43 (75).

Moriz or Morice (William), "buriller." (fn. 9) — To Henry his son a tenement in Abcherchelane. To Agnes his wife a tenement in Shitebournelane, parish of S. Mary aforesaid (sic), and rents in the lane of S. Nicholas Hakoun, for life; remainders to John his son and Dyonisia his daughter. No date.
Roll 43 (76).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Alphege, Abp. [19 April].

Blida or Blith (Hugh de), "fuster." (fn. 10) —To Sibil his wife, Hugh and Hawisia his children, and to his child en ventre sa mère his tenement in the parish of S. Alphege, and in default of heirs the same to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 43 (79).

Bussy or Busshi (Richard).—To Isolda his wife for life his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne (excerpt a house which he leaves to Agnes de Evre, his servant, for life) and his brewhouse at the corner of Faytoreslane; (fn. 11) remainder to Hugh his son, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Andrew. No date.
Roll 43 (80).

Gubbe (William), stokfisshemongere.—To Aubrey his son the reversion of rents in Distaflane, parish of S. Nicholas Coldabeye, and to Thomas his son the reversion of a tenement in the said lane and parish, after the decease of Margery his wife; remainders in default of heirs to William his son and to Johanna his daughter, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 43 (81).

Russel (Pentecost).—Certain rents in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrete to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of the souls of Richard and Alveva his parents, and of Gerard de Staundon, (fn. 12) rector of the church of Stivenache, and others. To Amicia his niece a bequest of certain rents in tail; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 43 (83).

Lamhethe or Lomheth (fn. 13) (William de), clerk.—To Beatrix his wife for life a tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestret; remainder to his next heirs. No date.


Upon the above testament being exhibited before the Mayor and Aldermen for probate by the aforesaid Beatrix, it was opposed by Simon de Corp and Johanna his wife, daughter of Reymond de Burdeux; Reymond, son of the said Reymond; and William de Burdeux, his brother, to whom the reversion of the above tenements belonged, who said that the testator had no other estate in the said tenements than what he had of John le Grey, son of Guilot le Sautreour, which Gailot had received the same by gift from Richard de Burdeux, brother of the aforesaid Johanna, Reymond, and William, contrary to the form of the testament of the aforesaid Reymond their father, inasmuch as the said father by his testament, proved and enrolled in the Husting in the ( ) (fn. 14) year of Edward I., left the said tenement to the said Richard and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such heirs remainder to his other children, male and female; and thereupon they produced his testament in testimony thereof. And the said Beatrix, being asked if she hud anything to say against this claim, said that she had not, but asked that she might hold the aforesaid tenements for the lifetime only of the aforesaid Richard de Burdeux, and renounced all right and fee left to her by the above testament. And the said Simon and others allowed this, &c.

Roll 43 (84).

Monday next before the Feast of S. George the Martyr [23 April].

Horn (Edmund, son of Nicholas).—To William de Burgh, clerk, and Margery, wife of the same, tenements and rents in Tamistrete and in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrete, and also near the Brethren of the Cross, (fn. 15) for their lives, so that the said William maintain certain chantries in the said church of S. Michael during his life, and afterwards dispose of the same by testament for the souls of the said William and Margery, the souls of the testator, Nicholas his father, Amicia his mother, and others, in manner most expedient. No date.


Whereupon came Roger Hosebounde and Alice his wife, William de Derham, clerk, and Alice his wife, sisters of the testator, and propounded reasons against the said testament and probate thereof, which reasons, together with certain writs which the aforesaid William de Burgh and Margery his wife brought in favour of probate and execution of the said testament, are enrolled in the Rolls of Common Pleas, Monday next before the Feast of S. Elphege [19 April], anno 8 Edward II. (fn. 16) So that after divers Hustings, as well of Common Pleas as of Pleas of Land, it was at length adjudged by the Mayor and Aldermen that the aforesaid William and Margery should have execution of the said testament in manner as follows, to wit, that they should have and hold the said tenements and rents so devised to them and their assigns for the lifetime of the said William and Margery, and that after their decease the same should remain to whomsoever of right and according to the custom of the City they ought to remain; and that the said William and Margery should have execution in manner aforesaid, &c.

Roll 43 (90).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [18 May].

Bromle (Gilbert de).—To Sir Robert de Wodehouse all his houses in the parish of S. Benedict de la Wodewharf. No date.
Roll 43 (97).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June].

Fullere (William le), senior.—To William le Fullere, junior, his kinsman, all his rents and tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherche (except two tenements devised to the testator by Walter le Fullere, his brother), also rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Berkyngcherche and S. Nicholas Hakoun, for life. The above two tenements to be sold for pious uses. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed. Accordingly execution is granted.

Roll 43 (110).

Hegham (Isabella de).—All her rents and tenements to remain in the hands of her executors until her creditors (fn. 17) and legatees are satisfied; remainder to Stephen her son in tail; remainders to Dyonisia, Agnes, and Johanna her daughters, saving to Margaret, wife of the said Stephen, one third part of all the aforesaid rents and tenements for life. If the said rents and tenements come to a partition, she wills that certain of them in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanburi, in Bredestret, in the street of S. Andrew Huberd, and in Thames Street shall remain to the said Dyonisia; others in Thames Street, in the Drapery, Westchepe, in the Cordwainery, and in the parish of S. Michael le Quern to Agnes her daughter (saving twelve marks annual rent for chantries in the church of S. Paul); and the rest to Johanna her daughter. No date.


And Stephen, son and heir of the testatrix, came and allowed the legacies.

Roll 43 (111).

Footnotes

1 Maker of hoods or chaperouns. In the parish of S. Alphege near Cripplegate there was a tenement called "Le Hoderesrente" (Letter-Book A, fol. 85), which, as Riley suggests, may = Hodman's Rent ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xi).
2 Or "lespicere."
3 Chelsea.
4 Stevenage, co. Herts.
5 Chelsea.
6 Furbisher
7 See note supra, p. 176.
8 Or Do-little Lane, leading from Knightrider Street to Carter Lane (Stow's 'Survey,' Strype's ed., 1720, bk. iii. p. 227).
9 A maker of some kind of coarse woollen cloth called "burel" or "borel," as already explained on p. 30, note. For an exhaustive note on this word see glossary to 'Lib. Custumarum' (Master of the Rolls Series).
10 A joiner or maker of the wood-work of saddles.
11 Fetter Lane. See note supra, p. 230.
12 His will enrolled supra, p. 250.
13 Lambeth: the variations of spelling this name were many, nor is it clear whence it is derived. Most etymologists refer it to lam, dirt, and hyðor hyðe, a haven (Allen's 'Hist, of Lambeth,' 1826, p. 2). Cf. "Lompettes," supra, p. 207.
14 The year omitted; nor does the will appear to have been enrolled as stated.
15 Crossed or Crutched Friars, whose house was situate in Hart Street in the ward of Aldgate.
16 Roll No. 39 of another series of Husting Rolls, known as Common Pleas. The king's writ to the Mayor (inter alia) is there set out, reciting the custom of the City whereby testaments devising tenements within the City were enrolled in the Husting of the City, and ordering him to admit the above testament to probate. This is followed by a long statement by the claimants to the effect that administration of the testament should be withheld on the ground that it contained clauses repugnant in themselves, inasmuch as the testator left all his tenements in London to William de Burgh and Margery his wife to have and to hold for their lives, and afterwards willed that the said William de Burgh should dispose of the fame by his testament for the souls of the said William and Margery as most expedient; that this is repugnant to law and contrary to custom, for in such a case the said William might grant a freehold or fee simple of the said tenements to a third party whilst the said Margery was yet alive and might survive him, and it was contrary to the civil law and the custom of the City that one who had only a freehold should be able to grant an estate in fee. They further state that neither the written law nor the custom of the City allows a testator to devise to his executor directly an estate of freehold or a fee, nor an executor to take under a testament which has been written with his own hand, which they are ready to prove was done in this case by the said William de Burgh. The said William and Margery state on the other hand that they produced the testament for probate; that it was lawful for any freeman of the City to leave his tenements within the City to whom he will, to the exclusion of his heirs, according to the custom that prevailed in the said City; and that the testator had left his tenements to them, as appeared by his testament which is offered for probate. They asked, therefore, that execution of the same should be no longer delayed, that they might not be driven to seek another remedy elsewhere in the King's Court. Cur. ad. vult.Another writ was issued, and eventually execution was granted in manner limited as above. At a subsequent Court of Husting, held on Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret [20 July], anno 17 Edward II. [1323], a third writ (or pluries) was issued to the Mayor and Aldermen, commanding them to grant execution in full, so that the said William, executor, &c., might dispose of the aforesaid tenements by will for the souls, &c., as in the aforesaid testament is contained. Plenary execution and administration were accordingly granted, and the former judgment as to the descent of the tenements after the decease of the said William and Margery was entirely revoked. Whereupon came John Husebond, son of Alice, sister of the testator, and as his kinsman and heir, together with the aforesaid William de Derham and Alice his wife, also sister of the testator, &c., and put their claim, &c.
17 Debitoribus et legatariis.