Wills
10 Edward II (1316-17)

Sponsor

Centre for Metropolitan History

Publication

Author

R. R. Sharpe (editor)

Year published

1889

Pages

262-272

Citation Show another format:

'Wills: 10 Edward II (1316-17)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 262-272. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66852 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

ANNO 10 EDWARD II.

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

Mymmes (Hauwisya de).—All her houses and shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre in the lane called "Sacollane" to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of the fabric of the chapel of S. Mary in the said parish church, and to pious and charitable uses for the souls of Richard her father and Isabella her mother. No date.
Roll 45 (11).

Herlisoun (Reginald).—To Johanna, wife of Hamo de Belacre, certain rents upon London Bridge, in la Bowe, in Garlekhethe, in Bassieshawe, in Chepe, and elsewhere for life; remainder over. No date.
Roll 45 (12).

Suthflote (William de).—A certain tenement in the parish of S. Clement de Candelwikstrete to be sold to fulfil his testament. To Petronilla his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Faith in the Crypt of S. Paul's for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 45 (13).

Bolonia or Boloigne (Thomas de).—His messuage called "Cokedonhalle" in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower to be sold, and chantries to be provided out of the proceeds in the said parish church, as well as at Briche, (fn. 1) and at Stistede. (fn. 2) Bequest of five marks out of the same to the Prior of Berdene (fn. 3) for pious uses for the souls of the testator, Mary his late wife, Ralph the moneyer of Chileham, (fn. 4) and others. To Thomas his son a moiety of his ship called "La Margerie" and ten pounds of silver; and to Johanna his daughter his leasehold interest in a tenement at Billingg[esgate], together with a leaden cistern and utensils therein. No date.
Roll 45 (14).

Botoner (John le), mercer.


Memorandum that a certain will under the name of the said John having been published, and objected to as false, the Court wished to learn if the executors cared to apply for probate, and none appeared; but a certain John de Pampesworth, named executor in the testament, being asked by the Court if he knew of the making of the same, or if he intended asking for probate, said that he knew nothing of the making of the testament, nor asked for probate. Upon further examination as to the making of the testament it was found that the said testament had never been made by the said John le Botoner, and that his last will did not exist, but that it was a forgery in order to disinherit John, the son of the aforesaid John. Testament accordingly adjudged void and not to be admitted to probate in future.

Roll 45 (18).

Evre (Cristiana de).—To Walter her son her chief messuage in the parish of S. Christopher, a house in the parish of S. Bartholomew, and shops in the parish of S. Mildred; and to Gwy her son houses in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less. No date.


Proclamation being made, there came John Hauteyn, who put his claim upon certain houses and shops which formerly belonged to the mother of the testatrix, inasmuch as the said Cristiana had only a life interest in them, and after her decease the same were to remain to him by virtue of the testament of John de Evre. And Walter, the son of the said Cristiana, being asked if he had anything to say against the claim of the said John, said he had nothing to allege against it, but allowed the said tenement and shops to remain to the said John, and renounced all right to the same, and thereupon quitclaimed the same to him. (fn. 5)

Roll 45 (23).

Bret (Philip le).—To Laurence his son in tail a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof in a street called "Fynamoureslane"; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Matilda his wife and others. To Cristiana his daughter in tail shops in the parishes of S. Nicholas Olof and S. Nicholas Coldabbee; remainder to Nicholas Fitz Robert, her husband, for life; remainder to the aforesaid Laurence. To Isabella, daughter of the said Matilda his late wife, a solar with a chimney in a house previously devised to his son Laurence. No date.
Roll 45 (26).

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

Merdele (Philip de).—To Sarah his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichgate for life; remainder to Master William de Bray. No date.
Roll 45 (28).

Broun (Adam), poulterer.—Shops in the parish of S. Mildred to be sold to pay his debts, Ralph de Braghyng, girdler, being preferred as purchaser by twenty marks. No date.


Touching the above legacy Lucy, the wife of the testator, made no objection; but as to a devise made to her of a tenement in the parish of S. Benedict de Grascherche, with shops in the parish of S. Mary Wolcherchehawe, to have and to hold to her and her assigns of the blood of the said Adam and Lucy, to whomsoever the said Lucy might wish to leave and assign the same, provided she remained unmarried, otherwise the said tenement and shops to be sold by the testator's executors, the aforesaid Lucy wholly and expressly opposed it, inasmuch as the said tenement and shops bad been jointly acquired by the testator and herself to hold to them and their heirs, in testimony whereof she produced deeds. That clause, therefore, was annulled, and no execution of it granted.

Roll 45 (32).

Bedel (Thomas le) de Est Smethefeld.—His house near the church of S. Botolph without Alegate to be sold for charitable uses. To the bridge two shillings. Emma his widow mentioned. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted.

Roll 45 (38).

Thorle (Laurence de).—His shop in the parish of S. Pancras in Sopereslane to be sold for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul and the souls of Alice de Hallyngberi and others. To the work of the bridge two shillings. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted.

Roll 45 (39).

Vanne (John), of the Society of the Ballardi. (fn. 6) —To Dame Jachelyn his wife one moiety of his tenement in the parish of S. Antonin and elsewhere in the City of London for life, and the other moiety to his sons and daughters; also to the same one moiety of all his movables and immovables in the realm of France for life; remainder to his heirs. Out of the lands and tenements in the realm of France devised to his said sons and daughters he wills that the first five hundred pounds small tournois be paid to the children of Coluccius Ghallesis and Peter Ghallesis, and to Matthew Guiscardinii and Dame Sita his wife, the testator's sister. No date.
Roll 45 (49).

Stondone (Thomas de).—To William his son his capital messuage in the parish of S. Nicholas Hakon together with a certain stone called "saphir." To Johanna his daughter all his other tenements and houses in the said parish. To Constance, late wife of John Vigrous, half a mark annual quitrent. Reasonable maintenance to be provided out of the above messuages for a chaplain to celebrate for two years after his decease, in the said parish church of S. Nicholas, for the good of his soul, &c. No date.
Roll 45 (50).

Wobourne (Thomas, son of William de).——His tenements to be sold, saving to Isabella his sister an annuity left to her by his father. No date.


The testament proclaimed. Whereupon the said Isabella came and reclaimed against the above devise, the testator having no power to make it, inasmuch as the above William de Wobourne and Juliana his wife, whose heir she now was, had acquired the said tenements jointly to them and their heirs, and the said Juliana survived her husband and afterwards died seised of the same, and the said Thomas had only a life interest therein. And the executors said that William de Wobourne left the said tenements in a certain form to Thomas his son after the decease of Juliana his wife, as was shown by his testament, which had been proved and enrolled (fn. 7) and produced in court by the said Juliana herself, who held the said tenements for life by virtue of the said testament; and therefore they sought execution. And forasmuch as the aforesaid Juliana had said nothing to the contrary, and it was sufficiently plain that the testament of the aforesaid Thomas was made to carry out the form of the bequest made by William his father, execution was granted.

Roll 45 (57).

Atte More (Benedict).—Bequest of six shillings and eightpence annual quitrent of tenements in Martelane for maintenance of wax in the church of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche. To John Priour, senior, the reversion of a certain tenement, whereof the said John is tenant for life by curtesy, (fn. 8) upon payment of ten pounds, whereof he leaves to the new work of S. Paul (fn. 9) five marks, and to the work of London Bridge five marks. A tenement and rents in Martelane to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. No date.


The testament proclaimed, &c., and administration granted, &c.

Roll 45 (60).

Graham (William de).—To Ada his wife his tenements in Fletestrete, parish of S. Bride, with a garden in Sholane, parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne, for life; remainder to Anneys and Alice his daughters, and in default of heirs to the wardens of S. Bride for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church of S. Bride. No date.


Proclamation made. Whereupon came Marion, daughter of the said William, who put her claim, notwithstanding which administration was granted.

Roll 45 (61).

Dittone (John de).—A tenement in the parish of S. Martin de Pomers in Ismongerelane, and rents in the parish of S. Botolph towards Billinggesgate, to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. To Isabella his wife her entire chamber, with jewels, cloths woollen and linen, beds, vessels, and all utensils appertaining to his house, except those specifically bequeathed, and a tenement in the parish of S. Martin without Ludgate for life; remainder to Isabella his daughter. Also to his said daughter in tail a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche in Chepe; remainder to pious uses. To Johanna his daughter specific legacies of chattels, the same to remain in the custody of Thomas Pope until she come of age. To Thomas and Richard his sons, and to his child en ventre sa mère, bequests of money. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted.

Roll 45 (62).

Ware (Luke de), butcher.—His shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles to be sold to pay his debts; the residue to be devoted to chantries. Agnes his wife mentioned. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted.

Roll 45 (66).

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

Trente (William).——To William his nephew, son of William Noeyl and of Alice his wife, sister of the testator, tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Bothawe and S. Mary le Bow, charged with the maintenance of four chaplains in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe (?); also a house near the common wardrobe (fn. 10) at le Wynwharf. To William, son of Johanna de Blith, a house and rents in Frideistrete and Distafiane and near the Old Fish Market. To Gerard his brother houses and rents in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry. No date.
Roll 45 (71).

Feryng (Stephen de), vintner.—To Robert, Henry, and Isabella his children a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph towards Billinggesgate. No date.
Roll 45 (74).

Wynton. (Johanna, daughter of Ralph de).—Three shops in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles to be sold immediately after the death of Chestina her mother, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 45 (75).

Fyngrie (Simon de), "ferroun." (fn. 11) —His tenement at the corner of "Bercherverlane" (fn. 12) in the parish of S. Michael de Cornehill to be sold, saving the life estates of Walter atte Holte and Avice, wife of the same. No date.
Roll 45 (82).

Brother (Isabella).—Her rents and tenements in the vill of Kyngg[eston?] as well as in the parish of S. Botolph at Billinggesgate and elsewhere to be sold, her brother Wymond being preferred as purchaser of the same by twenty marks. No date.
Roll 45 (83).

Russel (William).—To Johanna his wife houses in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate for life; remainder to William her son, and in default of heirs to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. His houses in the parish of Fencherche, his bay horse, (fn. 13) and all his timber to be sold. No date.
Roll 45 (84).

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

Kellevedene (Richard de).—o Sabine his wife a shop. His tenement in a street called "Athelyngstrete" (fn. 14) to be sold to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 45 (92).

Yvylane (Thomas de).—To Margery his wife for life, and to Alice his daughter, her heirs and assigns, a tenement and a shop in the parish of S. Faith, charged with certain annual payments to the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena, and with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Andrew de Enefeld for the space of one year after his decease. No date.
Roll 45 (98).

Bernard (William), dyer.—To Isabella his wife rents in the parish of S. Benedict atte Wodewarff, and lands and houses in the parish of S. Olave near the Tower, for life; remainder to pious uses. Also to the same houses in the parish of S. Peter the Less (fn. 15) for life; remainder to Roger de Bernes, fishmonger, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 45 (99).

Manyman (Alexander).—His tenement in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 45 (100).

Wilde (John le), mason.—Bequest of two shillings annual rent, issuing from a tenement in a lane called "le Spiteldiche," towards the maintenance of the fabric of S. Sepulchre's Church. No date.
Roll 45 (101).

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

Strubby or Stroby (Hugh de).—To Sarah his wife a tavern with eight shops and divers rents in the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestrete for life; remainder for the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 45 (106).

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

Bochams or Bokeham (Geoffrey de).—A bequest for maintenance of wax in the church of S. Nicholas Shambles. To William le Kyng, butcher, and Alice, wife of the same, Geoffrey de Langleye, butcher, and Henry de Secchefford, merchant, houses, shops, and rents in the said parish of S. Nicholas and in the parish of S. Margaret in Frideistrete. The said Henry appointed guardian of his daughter Isabella, to whom he leaves specific legacies of household chattels. No date.
Roll 45 (126).

Chaundeler (Henry le) de Garlekhuth.—To Isabella his wife a cellar in the parish of S. James for life; remainder to Maurice her son. Also to the said Maurice a shop and one hundred shillings' worth of merchandise, to wit of mortars (fn. 16) or candles at his election. To John de la Legh a solar in the same parish for life; remainder to the said Isabella and Richard his son. Two painted solars in the said parish of S. James to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 45 (144).

Suffolk (Alan de).—To Johanna his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry for life, and after her decease the same to be sold to pay his debts and legacies and for pious uses. No date.
Roll 45 (147).

Norhampton (Robert de).—To Margery his wife tenements and rents in "Slaperslane" in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less for life; remainder to William his son, and in default of heirs the same to be sold, and two thirds of the proceeds to be divided among his surviving children, and one third to be distributed for pious and charitable uses. No date.


Proclamation made, and no reclaim. Execution therefore granted.

Roll 45 (154).

Gardiner (Gilbert).—To Dyonisia his wife his dwelling-house for life; remainder to Thomas his son. Also another house for life; remainder to Walter his son. No date.


As to bequests made of external tenures (fn. 17) the testament was not admitted to probate.

Roll 45 (156).

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

Toundor (Elyas le).—His garden in the parish of S. Olouf towards the Tower of London to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 45 (158).

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

Cristofre (William) de Bradestrete.—To Thomas his son a tenement in Bradestrete, parish of S. Christopher. No date.


The testament proclaimed, and not reclaimed. Execution granted.

Roll 45 (162).

Dachet (John), apothecary.—To Johanna his sister, wife of John de Lyndeseye, a shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, subject to the payment of ten marks of silver to John de Sellyngge within one year after his decease. No date.
Roll 45 (168).

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

John, Clerk of the Vintry.—To Alice his sister a messuage in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry, saving to Reginald le Corder his term, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the first eight years after his decease, for which she is to give security to his executors. No date.
Roll 45 (168).

Hauteyn (Beatrix).—To William the Tailor, and Katherine and Alice her daughters, rents in le Eldechaunge in the parish of S. Augustine, charged with the payment of her debts. No date.
Roll 45 (169).

Horstede (William de).—His house in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses, another third to remain to Johanna his wife, and the residue to Isabella and Sabine his daughters. Also to his said wife the reversion of his bakehouse in the said parish for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 45 (173).

Blontesham (Richard de).—To Walter Waldeshef all his tenements in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry. No date.


Whereupon came Anketyn de Gisorcio and objected to the devise of a tenement in which the testator had only a life interest by grant of the parishioners of the said church of S. Martin, by virtue of the testament of— (fn. 18) de Hereford, proved and enrolled in that court; the said Anketyn himself being then tenant of the same by grant of the same parishioners. And the said Walter, being present in court, renounced the bequest of the said Richard as to the tenement held by the said Anketyn, and claimed nothing therein. Execution therefore granted as to the rest.

Roll 45 (175).

Monday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 Aprl].

Sabrichesworth (John de), clothworker.—To Isabella his wife his principal house in the parish of S. Margaret de Lodebery for life; remainder to Richard his son and Custance his daughter in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. To the said Richard and Custance and to John his son specific legacies of money and chattels. No date.
Roll 45 (187).

Monday next after the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May].

Mertone (Roger de) de Wrytle.—To John his son and Margaret his daughter the reversion of his tenement in the parish of S. Mary atte Helle near Billinggesgate. To Helen, Matilda, Alice, and Roesia his daughters the reversion of his tenement in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe near Tamestrate. Cristina, late wife of the testator, mentioned as one of his executors. No date.
Roll 45 (199).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].

Abytone (Reginald de).—To Roger his son a shop in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche; and another shop to Simon his apprentice. No date.
Roll 45 (202).

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

Moygne (Matilda la).—To John de Wykham, servant of Thomas de Stanham, an annual rent of forty shillings issuing out of a tenement called "la Newerente" in Thamysestrete in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrete, together with any reversion she might have of the said tenement by right of inheritance or otherwise. No date.


As to this devise of the reversion, inasmuch as the testatrix devised what she had not, (fn. 19) it is annulled and of no effect; but as to the forty shillings the testament is admitted to probate and execution granted.

Roll 45 (225).

Notyngham (Roger de).—His tenement in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to go to Matilda his wife, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. Also to the said Matilda nine shops in the aforesaid parish in a lane called "Goldenlane" for life; remainders to Henry de Notyngham, his brother, and Roger the son of the said Henry, and godson of the testator. No date.
Roll 45 (226).

Footnotes

1 Co. Esses.
2 Co. Essex.
3 Or Bierdon in co. Essex. A hospital or priory of canons and brethren of the Order of S. Augustine was founded here at the beginning of the reign of Henry III.
4 Co. Essex.
5 The quitclaim is set out, and is followed by another from the said John Hauteyn to Walter de Evre, releasing to him all other rents and tenements held by the said Walter by virtue of the said testament.
6 One of the numerous societies or companies of Lombard merchants who not unfrequently added to their ordinary mercantile pursuits that of moneylenders and bankers. For an account of the transactions of the Bardi, the Peruzzi, and others in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, which rivalled those of the Barings and of the Rothschilds of the present day, see Arohaologia, vol. xxviii.
7 Supra, p. 144.
8 Per curialitatem Anglie. See note supra, p. 216.
9 "The new Work of Pauls (so called) at the East end above the Quire was begun in the year 1251......Also the new work of Pauls, to wit, the cross lies, were begun to be builded in the year 1256" (Stow's 'Survey,' Strype's ed., 1720, bk. iii. p. 143).
10 See note supra, p. 99.
11 Ironmonger.
12 Birchin Lane.
13 Equus meus Bay.
14 Both Watling Street and Addle Street were formerly so called.
15 Otherwise known as S. Peter's, Paul's Wharf.
16 Be mortoriis, a kind of wax candle, so called from being used at funeral obsequies or mortuaries (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 302, n.).
17 De tenuris exterioribus, i.e., holdings without the liberties of the City.
18 The name omitted in the original MS.; probably Henry de Hereford, who died seised of tenements in this parish, which he devised in remainder to the parish of S. Martin, and whose will is enrolled supra, Roll 17 (8).
19 I.e., she had no legal title to the reversion.