Wills
18 Edward II (1324-5)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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308-315

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'Wills: 18 Edward II (1324-5)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 308-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66860 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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ANNO 18 EDWARD II.

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

Mordon (William de).—His tenement in the parish of S. Clement de Candelweykestrate to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to be devoted to pious and charitable uses, another third to go to Alice his wife, and the residue to his children in equal portions. No date.
Roll 53 (6).

Bardeneye (Walter de).—To John his son in tail houses and land in the parishes of S. Martin in Ismongareslane (fn. 1) and S. Botolph without Alegate; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of the said John his son, Matilda and Margery his wives, and others. Tenements in the parishes of S. Katherine near Cristeschurche, (fn. 2) S. Botolph without Alegate, and S. Andrew de Estchep to be sold to fulfil his testament and to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 53 (7).

Ludgarshale (John de).—To Thomas his son a shop in the parish of S. Peter de Wodstret in the Goldsmithery, Westchepe. To Agnes his daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Olave aforesaid (sic), and a house without Neugate in the parish of S. Sepulchre. To Avice his wife tenements, &c., near the lane called "Fytrilane" (fn. 3) and elsewhere in the said parishes of S. Olave and S. Sepulchre for life; remainders to his daughter Agnes and Thomas his son; remainder over to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna and Avice his wives, his sons, Thomas Broun, and others. No date.
Roll 53 (8).

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

Spasme (Johanna, daughter of Richard de).—To Thomas de Spayne and Sarah his wife a tenement in Mengeoneslane (fn. 4) in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. No date.
Roll 53 (11).

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

Wynton (William de), woolmonger.—His tenements and rents in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd to be sold by his executors. No date.
Roll 53 (24).

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

Parys (Simon de), mercer.—Shops, &c., in Sopereslane and Puppekirteleslane and elsewhere in the parish of S. Pancras, and in the parishes of All Hallows within Bisshopesgate, S. Mary atte Hull near Billyngesgate, and in Basingeslane in the parish of S. Mary de Aldremariecherche, to be sold to fulfil his testament. Dated London, in the house of the testator in Sopereslane, Friday in Easter week, 20 April, A.D. 1324.
Roll 53 (25).

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

Valence (fn. 5) (Aylmer de), Earl of Pembroke, Lord of Weseford and Montinac.—To his consort (fn. 6) his houses in London, where is the wardrobe which he bought of the Lord Bishop of Chester. No date.
Roll 53 (29).

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

Lincoln (Edith, late wife of Henry de).—To John de Ileford, clerk, and Isabella his wife, daughter of the testatrix, her brew-house and rents in the parish of S. John upon Walebroke, charged with the maintenance of a chantry. Also to the infant with which the said Isabella is enceinte twenty pounds of silver. No date.
Roll 53 (36).

Lok (John).—To Agnes his wife for life a tenement in the parishes of S. Martin at Ludgate and S. Brigid the Virgin in Fletestrete; remainder to Edith his daughter. To Roger Chauntecler a tenement in Fletestret in the said parish of S. Brigid. Also to the said Edith all his tenements in the vill of Henlegh in the street called "Newestrete." No date.
Roll 53 (38).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.].

Ropere (Thomas le).—A brewhouse and two shops in the parish of S. James de Garlekhegh to be sold by his executors. No date.
Roll 53 (51).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Ware (John de).—To Sir William de Bolewefen two shops in Fletestrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for one year for the good of his soul and the soul of Roger de Sutton. No date.
Roll 53 (54).

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

Stoppeslee (John de).—To Johanna his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Giles in the street called "le Morestrate"; also tenements at the corner of Goldynglane and in Grubbestrete, and rents in the parish of S. Michael de Bassynggeshawe, for life; remainder to 'Johanna and Idoynea his daughters, and in default of heirs to pious and charitable uses. No date.
Roll 53 (61).

Alegate (John de), potter.—To Mary and Johanna, daughters of Edmund his late son, certain rents and tenements, with cross remainders in default of heirs; ultimate remainder to pious uses. Bartholomew de Thephord, his servant, (fn. 7) and Katherine, wife of the same, appointed guardians of the aforesaid Mary and Johanna during minority. No date.
Roll 53 (62).

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

Triple (John de).—To be buried in the tomb which he had erected for the purpose in the church of S. Stephen de Walebrok. Bequests to the ministers of the said church, as also for the repair of the fabric of the same; to the clerks and chaplains keeping his obit; to the work of S. Mary's Chapel at S. Paul's, and to the old work of the body of St. Paul's Church; to the Preaching Friars, Friars Minors, Carmelite and Augustinian Friars, and Friars of Holy Cross, for celebration of masses; to the work of London Bridge; to the several hospitals of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, of Smethefeld, S. James, S. Giles in the suburbs, S. Katherine near the Tower, and S. Thomas de Suthwerk. Two chantries to be maintained in the said church of S. Stephen de Walebrok for the first ten years after his decease. To Alemanna his wife specific legacies of various chattels in lieu of dower. To John, son of Johanna Wythot de Kent, and to John Elys and John Neel, his valets, (fn. 8) Margaret and John Page, his servants, divers specificchattels, including his best horse, furred robes, and silver cups. To Master Albertinus Rogerii de Pistorio he bequeaths the use of a chamber in the testator's hostel in the said parish of S. Stephen so long as he remain in England. Among other legatees are John de Acon, his godson, and Idonea, daughter of the same; Sir Ralph de Cobeham and Sir Geoffrey le Scrope, Knt.; the Abbots and Convents of Lesnes, (fn. 9) and Wardon in co. Beds; Juetta, daughter of John de Cherleton; Paganellus Bonini de Pistorio, Gilbert de Tondeby, Henry Darcy, Roger de Depham, and many others. Also to the above John, son of Johanna Wythot, and to Katherine, wife of the same, he leaves tenements in the parishes of S. Giles without Crepelgate and S. Stephen de Walebrok; remainder in default of heirs to Margery, wife of John de Cherleton; remainders over. The residue of all his goods to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Stephen [26 Dec.], A.D. 1324.


This testament was proved, opened, and published before Richard de Graveshende, Treasurer of S. Paul's; Richard de Brenchesle, Rector of Pekbam in the diocese of Rochester; and Stephen [de Gravesend], Bishop of London, the iv. Ides of January [10 Jan.], A.D. 1324, and administration was granted of the goods of the deceased within the City and diocese of London to John de Cherleton, Master Albertinus Rogerii de Pistorio, Henry Darcy, Sir Edmund de Acris, William Prodome, executors within named, in form of law, reserving the right of granting similar administration to the other executors named when they should appear and signify their willingness to accept the same. In witness whereof the aforesaid venerable father's seal ad causas was affixed to this testament. Given and done in the church of S. Stephen de Walebrok, London, the day and year aforesaid.

Roll 53 (66).

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

Kyngesson (William).—To Agnes de Gravele he leaves certain rents of a tenement called "Capouneshors" in Candelwykstrate for life; remainder to Henry, Alice, and Elianora her children for their lives; remainder to pious uses. To Roger de Bernes and to William his twin brother (confilio meo) tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fish Market for pious uses in the church of S. Peter the Less. Also to the aforesaid Agnes for life rents in the parishes of S. Nicholas Coldabey and S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid; remainder to her aforesaid children. To William his son, serving as apprentice to Geoffrey le Tezere in S. Laurence Street, he leaves the reversion of certain rents after the decease of Johanna, the testator's sister, a nun of Clerknewell, and also twenty shillings of the proceeds of the sale of his garden situate without Barbican. To Johanna his daughter forty shillings. Isabella his mother mentioned. No date.


And proclamation having been made, Robert le Blund oame and put his claim, &c.

Roll 53 (76).

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

Bregge (Andrew de).—His tenement in London to be sold by his executors for pious uses. No date.
Roll 53 (80).

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

Taunton (Gilbert de), "cellerer."—To Thomas his son his tenement in London, with legacies of certain specificchattels. To Johanna, Isabella, and Margaret his daughters specific legacies. No date.
Roll 53 (94).

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

Burel (Henry).—To Agnes his daughter ten pounds and a shop, with chests and all appurtenances in the great seld of the late Roisia de Coventre, (fn. 10) at Westchepe in the parish of S. Pancras, provided she does not marry without the consent of his executors. To John his son and to the infant with whom Margaret de Swafham is enceinte, if they live, eleven pounds of silver respectively and a shop in the great seld aforesaid; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. No date.
Roll 53 (104).

Wyndesore (Roger de).—To the Prioress and nuns of the church of S. Mary de Clerkenewell all his tenements in S. Vedast Lane in the parish of S. Leonard; and if the said devisees should be prevented from appropriating and enjoying the same by reason of the Statute of Mortmain, (fn. 11) the same are to be sold and the whole of the proceeds paid to the said prioress, &c., by his executors, who shall take security from the said prioress, &c., under their common seal, that the money shall be expended according to his last will. His tenement and wharf in the parish of S. Andrew de Castle Baynard, and certain rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, to be sold by his executors for paying his debts and legacies. No date.
Roll 53 (105).

Monday the Feast of s. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Horn (Stephen).—Houses and rents in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe, as well as in S. Martin Orgar Lane, and at Billyngesgate in the parish of S. Mary atte Huile, to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. To Robert his apprentice half a shop in Briggestrete. Alice his wife mentioned as one of his executors. No date.
Roll 53 (114).

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

Bole (Agnes, late wife of Gilbert le).—To Richard and John her sons a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles; and to Stephen her son half a shop in the same parish. No date.
Roll 53 (123).

Littelton (Richard de), clerk.—To Isabella his wife for life two tenements in the parish of S. Bartholomew "le Littel"; remainder to his three sons, and in default of heirs to pious uses. No date.
Roll 53 (124).

Box (Juliana).—To Sir Richard de Luda, clerk, her portion of a tenement in Smethelane in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche, acquired by feoffment of Constance de Luda, her daughter; the said Sir Richard to provide a chantry for the good of her soul and the souls of Agnes de Luda, her late daughter, and others, for the space of two years after her decease. No date.
Roll 53 (126).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [2 June].

Woderoue (Henry de).—To Matilda his mother a tenement in the parish of S. John, formerly belonging to John his father by feoffment of Henry de Walebrok. No date.
Roll 53 (127).

Mare (Richard de la) "de Bernoldi."—To Sir William de Tolleshunte, almoner of S. Paul's Church, an annual rent of two marks from houses near the Old Fish Market, to be disposed of for the good of his soul and the soul of John de Lyndeseie, his uncle. No date.
Roll 53 (128).

Essex (Matthew de), apothecary.—Certain rents charged on tenements in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary le Bow to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. To Margaret his wife the same tenements, subject to the above charge for life; remainder to John his brother. His tenements in Wodestrete and in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. No date.


Whereupon came Avice, daughter of William Fitz Richard, and put her claim, &c.

Roll 53 (129).

Bokeler (Reginald le).—To Stephen Pesemersh, his late apprentice, his term of years in his workshop in the parish of S. Martin. To Alice his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Martin Pomer in Ismongerelane for life; remainder to Salomon his son, and in default of heirs to Matilda, Cristina, and Isabella his daughters in successive tail. No date.
Roll 53 (130).

Footnotes

1 Ironmonger Lane.
2 The Priory of Holy Trinity, called Christ's Church, situate within Aldgate.
3 This name may be identical with "Viterilane" or "Viter'lane" already met with (supra, pp. 119 and 139), and if so, the interpretation given to the latter as being only the Latin form of "Old Lane" is wrong.
4 Mincing Lane.
5 According to Dugdale he was murdered June 23rd, anno 17 Edward II., A.D. 1323, whilst attending the Queen Isabella in France; but Hiley says that he was slain in a tournament ('Memorials,' p. 563, note). After the Templars had been suppressed, their property, embracing "The New Temple" and what was known as "Fleet-crofts" or "Ficquete's Croft," and later as "Fickett's Fields" (the site of the new Law Courts), was bestowed by Edward II. upon the Earl his cousin.
6 Mary de St. Paul, his third and surviving wife, the foundress of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, and great benefactress to the house of the Grey Friars of London.
7 Garcioni mev.
8 Valetti.
9 Co. Kent.
10 See note supra, p. 62.
11 The statute 7 Edward I. De Viris Religiosismentioned supra, p. 116, n. Scarcely two years elapsed after the enrolment of this will before the citizens of London obtained permission, by charter dated 6 March, 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1326-7], to bequeath their tenements within the liberties of the City as well in mortmain as in other manner, as of ancient time they had been accustomed. It may be added that the method resorted to by the testator of avoiding the Statute of Mortmain would be of no avail at the present day, owing to the provisions of the (so-called) Mortmain Act (9 George II. c. 36).