Wills
17 Edward II (1323-4)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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303-308

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'Wills: 17 Edward II (1323-4)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 303-308. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66859 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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ANNO 17 EDWARD II.

Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].

Tillebiri (William de), Rector of the church of Heitfeld. (fn. 1) —To Ralph de Thedmersh rents in the parish of S. Edmund, King and Martyr, in Lumbardestrete and elsewhere. No date.
Roll 52 (7).

Brian (Sir John), Rector of S. Olave in the Jewry.—His houses formerly belonging to Benedict, son of Hagin the Jew, in the parish of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry in Cattestrete, (fn. 2) and others formerly belonging to Roesya Duceman, a Jewess, at the corner of Milkstrate in the same parish, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Olave in the Jewry, and Sir Reginald Brian de Heyworth to be the first chaplain. To John le Kyng tenements in Colemanstrate in the said parish of S. Olave. No date.
Roll 52 (8).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].

Plastrer (Thomas le).—To Emma his wife and John his son a certain tenement for life, and in default of heirs of the said John remainder to pious uses, four shillings annual rent being paid in support of a "fraternal" chantry in the church of S. Giles aforesaid (sic). Houses in Smythfeld in the parish of S. Sepulchre and elsewhere to be devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 52 (9).

Monday next after Feast of Translation of S. Edward [13 Oct.].

Long (Roger le), corder.—To Matilda his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Mary attebowe for life; remainders to Reginald his son and Alice his daughter in successive tail; remainder to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 52 (10).

Bright (Richard), fishmonger.—His tenement in the lane and parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstrete to be sold for pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 52 (17).

Heygham (Ralph de).—To Sarah his wife houses upon Aldremanbere in the parish of S. Mary for life; remainder to Emma his daughter. Also to the said Emma his estate in a brewhouse in Fridaistrete, charged with the payment of an annuity to Sarah her sister. No date.
Roll 52 (18).

Chelse (John), ointer. (fn. 3) —To Thomas his son a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Wolnoth and a moiety of a shop at the corner of Ismongereslane in the parish of S. Martin Pomer. To Robert his son the other moiety of the said shop for life; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas. No date.
Roll 52 (19).

Hodesdon (Richard de), fishmonger.—To Agnes his wife all his rents and tenements in the City of London for life; remainder as to a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe to William, John, and Richard his sons in tail; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Agnes and Alice his wives and others. Also to the said John and Richard he leaves his shops in the Poultry; and to Thomas his son and Stephen de Hodesdon all his houses in the vill of Jernemuthe. (fn. 4) No date.
Roll 52 (20).

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

Cauntebrugge (John de).—To John de Cauntebrugge, his father, and Alice his mother a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Berkynggchirche on the east side of Martelane. No date.
Roll 52 (21).

Maidestan (Sir Robert de), Canon of Chichester.—All his houses in the city of Winchester and in Smethefeld, London, to be sold. No date.


And be it known that the above testament was admitted to probate notwithstanding no seal was appended, and the reason was that the said testator died beyond the seas at Avignon, (fn. 5) where all deeds are reduced to writing by a public scrivener, and sealed with the seal of a notary, without the seal of the testator or any one else being appended; and likewise because the said testament was proved before the Official of the Archbishop of Canterbury and before the Official of Exeter, &c.

Roll 52 (30).

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

Picard (John).—To Adam le Ussher de S. Alban and John, son of the said Adam, a tenement in the parish of S. Elena, they paying to the Bishop of London three halfpence for free socage on the day of the preparation, (fn. 6) called "Scherthoresday," (fn. 7) in the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull, and to the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena eightpence. Bequest of three marks towards the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Mary del Conynghop (fn. 8) for the good of his soul and the souls of the said Adam le Ussher, John le Ussher and Alice, wife of the same, and of Walter, the father of the testator, and Fresaunce his mother. Directions for the celebration of four "trentals" (fn. 9) to be celebrated in the said chapel within one year after his decease, to wit, every quarter one "tricenal," out of the rents of the tenement aforesaid. No date.
Roll 52 (37).

Carpenter (Edo or Eudo).—To Lucy his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate for life; after her decease the same to be sold, and a portion of the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church. To Leuota his daughter two marks of the said proceeds, and the residue to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 52 (38).

Pikeman (William).—To Thomas Pikeman, his nephew, and formerly his servant, a tenement in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe, charged with the payment of twenty marks for four years towards the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Margaret aforesaid (sic). To Ralph his nephew rents in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherch in tail; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas. No date.


Whereupon the said Thomas came and undertook to fulfil the said legacy, under penalty specified.

Roll 52 (39).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Lucy, Virgin [13 Dec.].

Arcubus (Thomas de).—All his rents and tenements, within the City of London and without, to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 52 (52).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Derby (Matilda de).—Her houses in the parish of S. Matthew in Fridaistrate to be sold for pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 52 (59).

Writele (Roisia de).—To Robert Hamund, corder, and Margery his wife, niece of the testatrix and daughter of Peter ate Lee de Writelee, tenements in the parish of S. Mary ate Hull, charged with an annual payment of six marks towards the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of her soul and the souls of William her late husband, William her father, Matilda her mother, and others. No date.
Roll 52 (60).

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

Sutton (Roger de).—To John de Ware two shops in the suburb of London in Fletestret, the said John paying to his executors sixty shillings. No date.
Roll 52 (71).

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

Deumars (Cristina).—To Henry her son in tail a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth; remainders to Henry and Alice, children of Johanna her daughter, in successive tail; ultimate remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 52 (88).

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

Dalby (William de).—To Elena, wife of Ralph le Sporiere, all his houses in the parish of S. Michael de Bassingeshagh. No date.
Roll 52 (90).

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

Jordan (Avice, late wife of William).—A tenement in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane to be sold, except a house given by her late husband, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; and ten marks of the proceeds to be given to Dionisia, the wife of Thomas her son, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 52 (92).

Monday next before F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [26 March].

Atte Slo or Sloo (John).—To Walter his brother tenements in the lane of the Lord Bishop of Salisbury (fn. 10) in Fletestret, and in the parish of S. Brigid, for life; remainder to John, the eldest son of the same. No date.
Roll 52 (96).

Osbern (William).—To Robert Ferthingg, his servant, a tenement in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelwykstret in Thamistrete, at the corner of S. Martin Orgar near Ebbegate, the said Robert paying annually two marks for chantries in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 52 (97).

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

Marny (Robert de).—To Margaret his wife tenements in la Baille in the parish of s. Sepulchre without Neugate for life; remainder to Johanna de Marny, his kinswoman, and to Walter her brother. Two tenements in the parish of S. Brigid the Virgin of Fletestrete to be sold, and five marks to be paid to the heirs of John le Hattere on account of a breach of warranty. No date.
Roll 52 (122).

Hurel (Johanna, relict of Geoffrey).—To William Box and Isabella his wife, daughter of the testatrix, a tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. No date.
Roll 52 (128).

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

Chigewell (Johanna).—To the church of S. Paul her house and shops in Chepe for a perpetual chantry for the good of her soul and the souls of Abel her father, Johanna her mother, and Sir John Abel, her brother. Certain rents issuing out of the Lord Bishop of Hereford's Court (fn. 11) and of a tenement in a street called "Lambardeshull" (fn. 12) to be disposed of for pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 52 (138).

Footnotes

1 Hatfield, co. Essex.
2 Or Cateaton Street, now Gresham Street.
3 Unctarius, a melter of grease, and probably a chandler as well. A bond entered into by one Michael de S. Alban, "oynter," occurs in City Records, Letter-Hook A, fol. 22.
4 Yarmouth.
5 Whither he had possibly gone to pay a visit to the Pope, that town having served as a residence for a succession of Popes since 1809.
6 Die Parasceue.
7 Shere or Shrive Thursday, i.e., the Thursday before Good Friday, now generally known as Maundy Thursday. The more ancient name was derived from the practice of people shearing their heads and clipping their beards against Easter Day. "On Sherethursday a man should do poll his hair and clip his beard, and a priest should shave his crown, so that there should nothing be between God and him." Extract from the 'Liber Festivalis,' quoted in Rock's 'History of the Church of our Fathers,' vol. iii. part ii. p. 235.
8 See note supra, p. 41.
9 An office of thirty masses. See note supra, p. 18.
10 Now represented by Salisbury Court, leading to Salisbury Square.
11 Quos percipcrs solebam annuatim de Curia domini Episcopi Herford'.
12 Lambeth Hill.