Wills
1 Edward III (1327-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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319-329

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'Wills: 1 Edward III (1327-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 319-329. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66863 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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ANNO 1 EDWARD III.

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

Worstede (Robert de), mercer.—To Matilda his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry for life; remainder to William his son. To Richard his son two shops near the churchyard of S. Laurence aforesaid, also his entire aumbry (almariolam) and chest with two covers in the seld of Alice de Arraz. (fn. 1) To William his son his other aumbry, together with his chests there. No date.
Roll 55 (1).

Gloucestre (Robert de).—To John de Gloucestre, his son, in tail the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Matthew de Fridaistret after the decease of Johanna his wife, charged with the payment of an annuity to Albreda, sister of the said John, and with the maintenance of two wax tapers in the said parish church; remainder to Thomas his son in tail, and in default of heirs the same to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to go to his daughters. To his aforesaid wife the residue of all his goods, to pay his debts and for charitable purposes. No date.
Roll 55 (2).

Monday next before the F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 Mar.].

Norton (Robert de), Rector of the church of Cherryng (fn. 2) in the diocese of Canterbury, Dean of the church of S. Mary le Bow.—To Agnes his sister his houses near Crepelgate. Dated 5 March, A.D. 1326.
Roll 55 (14).

Suffolk (Elyas de).—To Johanna his wife for life his tenement in Wodestrate in the parish of S. Michael so long as she remain unmarried; remainder to Johanna his daughter. His tenements in Fridaystrete in the parish of S. Matthew, together with the moiety of a shop in the parish of S. Peter in Chepe, to be sold to fulfil his last will. No date.
Roll 55 (15).

Arras (Alice, late wife of Robert de).—To John de Wetenhale and Thomasina his wife the reversion of certain rents in Bassieshawe; remainder in default of heirs to Margaret de Parys, and after the decease of the said Margaret to Matilda and Johanna, daughters of the same. To Robert Box, her kinsman, a shop in the Ropery in the parish of All Hallows the Great. To Margery, daughter of Manekin le Heumer, in tail half a mark quitrent in Sopereslane in the parish of S. Antelin; remainders to William, brother of the said Margery, and Thomasina his sister. No date.
Roll 55 (16).

Shorne or Schorne (Henry de), fishmonger, of the parish of S. Mary de "Wolchercherhawe."—To Juliana his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull for life; remainder to Guy his son in tail; remainder to Matilda and Agnes his daughters, and in default of heirs to pious uses. Also to his said wife a garden and four shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate for life; remainder to pious uses. To the said Matilda his daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherche. No date.
Roll 55 (17).

Tournour (Philip le), of the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate.—To Alice his wife a tenement for life; remainder to Robert and Ralph their sons in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 55 (18).

Beauflour (Thomas).—To Johanna his wife for life his tenement in Fletestrete, at the corner of Flete Bridge, in the parish of S. Brigid; remainder to pious uses. No date.


Afterwards, on Monday next after the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], in the year aforesaid, the executors of the said Thomas came and asked for execution of the above testament according to the last will of the testator, which was granted. Therefore let execution be done, &c.

Roll 55 (19).

Lincoln (Thomas de), senior, goldsmith.—To Matilda his wife a tenement in the parish of S. John Zakary for life; remainder to Thomas his son; remainder over to the wife (if any) of the said Thomas for life. No date.
Roll 55 (20).

Beauflour (Johanna, late wife of Thomas).—To Benedict de Fulsham her "Breuhous" with seld, &c., in the parish of S. Brigid. A chantry to be maintained in the church of S. Michael. To the Abbey of Westminster all her new houses near the Flete in the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestret, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of her soul and the souls of Thomas Beauflour, Richard de Langeford, and others, in the chapel of S. Peter, where her body is to be buried. To Adam Russel four pounds annual rent. No date.


Whereupon came Geoffrey Beauflour and Henry Beauflour, executors of the aforesaid Thomas, and put their claim, saying that the said Johanna could not devise the aforesaid tenement for certain reasons, which they were prepared to show the Court when, &c.; and thereupon a day was given at the next Husting, &c., and in the meanwhile the testament of the said Johanna was guarded, &c. Afterwards, on the 12th day of May, in the year aforesaid, the testament was by precept of the Mayor delivered to Benedict de Fulsham to administer the goods of the testatrix, saving the claim of the aforesaid executors.

Roll 55 (21).

Harewe (John de), Vicar of Neweton near Middelton. (fn. 3) —His tellement in Westsmethefeld to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to Edith his daughter, and the other to pious uses. His tenement in Crokedelane in the parish of S. Michael to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of the souls of Robert le Lung and Salomon and Juliana, the children of the said Robert. No date.


Whereupon came Dyonisia, the daughter of the testator, and put her claim upon the tenement at Smethefeld.


And as to the tenement in Crokedelane, there came the executors of the testament of Salomon, son of Robert le Lung, and put their claim, inasmuch as the testator had only a life interest in the same by the courtesy of England. (fn. 4) Afterwards, at the Husting of Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of the Apostles Philip and James [1 May] in the same year, the executors of the aforesaid Salomon came and renounced their claim, &c. Accordingly administration was granted to the executors of the testator as touching the tenement aforesaid.

Roll 55 (22).

Massheberi (Adam de).—To Robert his brother a robe and an annuity of two marks. To Adam his son in tail all his lands, rents, and tenements in the City of London; remainder to pious uses. Benedict de Fulsham and John de Mokingg to have the wardship of the said Adam until he come of age, they giving sufficient security for the same at the Guildhall, according to the custom of the City of London relating to orphans. No date.
Roll 55 (23).

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

Essex (Godefrey de).—To John his son all his rents in London, except a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market, which he leaves to Richard de Bolyngton and Alice, wife of the same. No date.
Roll 55 (27).

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

Baudry (Agnes, late wife of John Baudri, tanner).—To John her brother a parcel of land and a curtilage in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate in le Morestrete for life; after his decease the same to be sold for pious uses, Thomas de Kent, her servant, being preferred as purchaser. No date.
Roll 55 (33).

"Le Knyght" (Richard, called), junior, "bowyere."—To Aubin and Richard his sons his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Garscherche; remainder in default of heirs to charitable uses. The residue of his goods after payment of his debts to be divided between Johanna his wife and his aforesaid sons in equal portions. No date.
Roll 55 (34).

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

Forbour (Henry le), of the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestret.—To William his son one mark annual quitrent of a tenement in the said parish of S. Brigid. To Juliana, Margery, and Matilda his daughters his term in the said tenement. No date.
Roll 55 (45).

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

Marescal (John le) de Straham, (fn. 5) oriundus de Bernyngham, citizen of London, residing in the parish of S. John upon Walbrok.—To Juliana his wife all his tenements in the said parish of S. John for life, subject to the annual payment of five marks for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; remainder to Johanna his daughter and to the child with which he suspects his said wife to be enceinte. Bequest of forty pence annual rent for maintenance of wax in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 55 (47).

Lucas (John, son of John).—To Luke and John his sons, and to Johanna his daughter, in successive tail, the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane after the decease of Margery, the testator's mother; also the reversion of tenements in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep after the decease of Johanna, the testator's wife; remainder to Adam his brother. Also to his said daughter Johanna in tail a rent of a tenement called "Litelcaponhors" in Candelwikstrete, at the corner of Abecherchelane, in the parish of S. Mary de Abecherche; remainders to the aforesaid Luke and John. His tenement in the town of Lenne (fn. 6) to be sold, and the proceeds to go to his daughter Johanna. To Johanna his wife one third part of all his movable goods by way of dower; one moiety of the residue being divided among his children, and the other devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 55 (48).

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

Fulham (Nicholaa de).—To Thomas and Gregory her cousins-german her house and rent in Thamistrate, parish of S. Michael. To Johanna her sister, a nun of Clerkenwell, certain rents for life; remainder to Nicholaa, daughter of the said Gregory. To Henry, son of John atte Gate, sixteen shillings rent in the parish of S. Mary de Abbecherg, (fn. 7) and the reversion of twenty shillings rent in Thamisestret after the decease of Alice her sister. To Manekyn, son of John atte Gate, rents in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep. To Johanna Forester rents in the parish of S. Mary at Billingesgate. Dated at Clerkenwell Monastery, A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (57).

Speresholt (William de).—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermaricherch to be sold to pay his debts, Alice his wife being preferred as purchaser. Also to his said wife tenements in Fletestreet in the parish of S. Brigid, and in the vill of Henlee, for life; remainder to John his son, and in default of heirs to pious uses. A tenement in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe to be sold for pious uses in the event of Emma and Juliana, daughters of Peter Cosyn and Hawysia, wife of the same and daughter of the testator, dying without heirs. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1326.
Roll 55 (58).

Stratford (Custance de).—To Edmund her son in tail all her tenements in London; and in default of heirs the same to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be given by his executors towards the bells of the aforesaid (sic) church, and the residue devoted to pious uses for the good of the souls of John de Stratford, her late husband, and others. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of the Assumption of V. Mary [15 Aug.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Roll 55 (59).

Atte Belhous (Walter).—To Margery his daughter the reversion of a house in the parish of S. Audoen (fn. 8) after the decease of Olive his wife; remainder in default of heirs to Roger his son. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of S. Dunstan [19 May], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (60).

Pecche (Giles).—To Sir Robert de Hagham, Knt., tenements in the parishes of S. Dionisius de Grascherch, S. Mary de Fanchirch, and S. Sepulchre for the lifetime of Margaret Dyne, wife of Robert Morny. Dated Chiggewell, Sunday next before the Feast of the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (65).

Cambhou (Isabella, daughter of William de).—Houses in the parish of S. Margaret de Lotheburi to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (66).

Barber (Thomas le), of the parish of S. Dunstan West.—To Avice his wife his tenement in the said parish for life; remainder to Andrew his son, and in default of heirs to pious uses. Dated London, the Feast of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (67).

Passelee (Edmund de).—To Margaret his wife and Robert his son, and the heirs of the said Robert, all his messuages in the City of London. Dated "Yetinge," Monday next before the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (68).

Monday the Feast of All Souls [2 Nov.].

In-the-Lane (Adam).—To Albreda his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherch for life; remainder to Alice his god-daughter, (fn. 9) daughter of Maurice Turgis. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Roll 55 (79).

Adryan (Robert).—To John his son his messuage in the lane and parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstret. To Cristina his wife certain rents and all his messuages and selds in the vill of Henlee for life; remainders to the aforesaid John, and to Matilda, Isabella, and Alice his daughters. To Hugh his nephew a seld in the said vill; and to Isolda de Ewelme the land and "sutfeld" which he had received from her. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (80).

Gartone (Hugh de).—To Agnes his wife two hundred marks sterling or her dower at her election. To each of his children sixty pounds sterling, the same to be delivered to some trustworthy merchant or merchants to trade therewith until the said children become of marriageable age, security being given for a faithful account to be rendered quarterly to his executors. To Thomas, Hugh, and John his sons, and Johanna his daughter, in several tail, rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict Shorhog, S. Brigid de Fletestrete, S. Peter the Less, S. Mary Magdalen de le Fishstrete, &c., with cross remainders. To Katherine his daughter a shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, and to Alice de Gartone, relict of William de Gartone, a tenement in the parish of S. Alphege near Crupilgate, for their lives. Dated London, Sunday the vigil of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], A.D. 1327.


As to the tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles there came John le Kyng, who put his claim thereon.

Roll 55 (82).

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

Pappeworth (Walter de).—To Alice his wife two messuages in the parish of S. Andrew in Estchep, wherewith to pay his debts if necessary, and his leasehold interest in lands "de la Hall." Certain rents at the corner of S. Nicholas Lane towards Candelwykstret to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Martin Orgar; and other rents in the said parish of S. Andrew de Estchep to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mary in the parish of "Sonde." (fn. 10) Dated Pappeworth, Friday before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (85).

Monday the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.].

Mordone (Gilbert de).—To Mabel his wife houses and shops in Thamistret in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 55 (87).

Monday the Vigil of Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.].

Adryan (Thomas, son of Peter).—Certain rents in the parish of S. Antonin to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church near Sopereslane. (fn. 11) Dated Grauntebrigge, Monday the Feast of S. Edmund, Confessor [20 Nov.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (89).

Lightfot (William).—To Sabine his wife the custody of Nicholas his son and of Henry her brother, together with the rents coming to the said Nicholas after his decease. Dated London, XIV. Kalends of June [19 May], A.D. 1326.
Roll 55 (90).

Stebbenhuth (Robert de).—To Walter his son a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherch; remainder in default of heirs to Agnes his daughter, wife of William le Redere; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Martin, Bp. [11 Nov.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (91).

Fulham (Gregory de).—His house and shops in Wendegoselane to be sold to pay his debts, &c. To Nicholaa his daughter his shop in Breggestret. Probate taken by Matilda his wife and Thomas his brother, executors. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Leonard [6 Nov.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (92).

Burdeyn (Robert).—To John his son in tail rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Alban de Wodestret, S. Michael de Hoggenelane de Wodestrete, and S. Mary de Stanyngelane; remainder to Walter and Thomas his sons in tail by equal portions. Similarly to the said Walter rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Alphege within Crupulgate and S. Michael aforesaid, with remainders over to the said John and Thomas; and to the said Thomas tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Botolph without Aldresgate and S. Michael aforesaid, together with a shop in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Milkstret, with remainders over to the said John and Walter. To Emma his wife for life rents and tenements in S. Laurence Lane in the parish of S. Mary le Bow; remainder to his aforesaid sons. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1325.
Roll 55 (93).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.].

Chambre (John de la).—Also to John, son of the same (sic), his godson, twenty shillings annual rent of a tenement at S. Augustine's Gate for life. To Edmund his nephew his house in the parish of H. Trinity the Less for life, for the maintenance of chantries and wax in the said church for the good of his soul and the souls of Margery his late wife, Walter his father, and Avelina his mother. To John his firstborn son in tail a tenement in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Church; remainder to pious uses. To Johanna, wife of Robert le Hattere, and their nine children, shops and the tenement wherein she dwells, called "le Meire," in the parish of Staningcherche, for their lives; remainder to charitable uses. His tenements in the parishes of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, S. Mary de Apecherchelane, S. Dunstan "byest," and elsewhere to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, at his dwelling-house in the parish of H. Trinity the Less, Sunday next before the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (96).

Parys (Roger de).—To Juliana his wife his messuage in Fletestrete for life; remainder to John his son and Helena his daughter as joint tenants in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated Fletestret in the parish of S. Dunstan West, Thursday next before the Feast of S. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Roll 55 (100).

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

Bacheler (Dionisia).—Her tenements in the parish of S. Margaret, Bridge Street, to be sold, and John, son of the aforesaid (sic) Alice her daughter, to have twenty marks of the proceeds, and the residue to be distributed to pious and charitable uses. Also her tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherch to be sold, and the proceeds distributed for the good of her soul and the soul of John Bacheler, her late husband. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (102).

Palmer (James le).—To Sarah his wife for life lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of S. Martin within Ludgate, S. Brigid de Fletestrete, S. Olave in la Oldeiuwerie, (fn. 12) and S. Giles without Crupulgate; remainder to Stephen, James, William, and John his sons, Leticia, Johanna, and Cristina his daughters. Also to his said wife his leasehold interest in the manor of Kingesbery. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], 1 Edward III. [A.D. 1327].
Roll 55 (103).

Chiggewell (Robert de).—To the Prior and Convent of the Church of S. Bartholomew de West Smethefeld certain rents in the parish of S. Nicholas de Coldabbey. All his rents and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Montenhaut, S. Mary de Somersete, S. Nicholas Coldabbey, S. Peter the Less, S. John Zakary, S. Andrew de Holebourne, and S. Matthew de Fridaystret to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament, the residue being given to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Lucia [13 Dec.], A.D. 1327.
Roll 55 (104).

Footnotes

1 Formerly spoken of as the seld of Robert de Arraz, who was her husband.
2 Charing, co, Kent.
3 Co. Devon (?)'.
4 See note supra, p. 216.
5 Or Stradham.
6 Lynn, co. Norfolk.
7 S. Mary Abchurch.
8 S. Owen or Ewin within Newgate.
9 Filiola.
10 Possibly Sandy, co. Beds.
11 A marginal note states that this testament was proved and proclaimed in the Husting held for Pleas of Land on Monday the morrow of S, Lucia [13 Dec.], the year aforesaid.
12 Old Jewry.