Wills
3 Edward III (1329-30)

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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343-355

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'Wills: 3 Edward III (1329-30)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 343-355. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66865 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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ANNO 3 EDWARD III.

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

Stauntone (Hervey de).—A messuage in the parish of S. Agnes within Aldresgate and the reversion of certain shops to be sold. Dated 26 August, A.D. 1327.
Roll 57 (1).

Horn (fn. 1) (Andrew).—To the Chamber of the Guildhall of London he leaves a great book, ' De Gestis Anglorum,' wherein are contained many useful things, and another book, 'De Veteribus Legibus Anglie,' together with a book called ' Bretoun ' (fn. 2) and a book called ' Speculum Justiciariorum '; (fn. 3) also a book compiled by Henry de Huntyngdon, and a book 'De Statutis Anglie,' with many liberties and other matters touching the City; (fn. 4) the same to remain there for ever in the custody of the Chamberlain for the time being, who shall be answerable to the aforesaid City by indenture. Also he leaves to his brother, Sir William (fn. 5) the Chaplain, the whole of his tenement in the parish of S. Magnus in Bruggestret for life, so that he provide a fitting chaplain, to wit the same which Roger de Oxon' left in his testament, (fn. 6) to celebrate in the church of S. Magnus aforesaid for the good of the souls of the said Roger, Isabella, wife of the same, and of all the faithful departed; remainder to William Doget, his nephew, and in default of issue to Simon his brother, subject to the payment of an annuity of ninepence per week to Cristina his niece, and to Cristina Fifher, his servant, respectively. Also to the said Sir William his brother his house at Estchep in the parish of S. Leonard for life; remainder to the aforesaid William Doget and Simon. Remits to Maurice atte Hoke and Jordan de Waltham, his apprentices, the residue of their term of service. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (16).

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

Hose (Estmar), butcher.—To Cristina his wife his dwelling-house. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1328.


Whereupon came the said Cristina and claimed only a freehold, and renounced the fee.

Roll 57 (17).

Milis or Milys (Robert).—His dwelling-houses to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be given to Sir John de Conyngtone and Hugh Madefrey respectively. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Roll 57 (18).

Redgrave (Adam de), brewer.—A certain messuage to be sold for maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Botolph. To Beatrix his wife for life the messuage wherein he lived, and after her decease, the same to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Stephen [26 Dec.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (19).

Atte Brok (John).—To Matilda his wife certain tenements in the parish of S. Olave towards the Tower. Dated Leytone, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Nicholas [6 Dec.], A.D. 1327.


Whereupon came the said Matilda and renounced the fee of the aforesaid tenements, and claimed only a freehold.

Roll 57 (20).

Swyft (Walter).—To Alice his wife rents in the parish of S. Swythin de Candelwykstret for life; after her decease the same to be sold, and one third of the proceeds devoted to the benefit of their souls, and the remaining two thirds to be divided among their children in equal portions. Dated London, Friday the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (21).

Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].

London (Henry de).—To Margaret, Johanna, and Isabella, daughters of Ralph Balauncer, a tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhull in successive tail; ultimate remainder to the next of kin to Dame Johanna de Lyndwode. Dated Ides of April [13 April], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (40).

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

Lambourne (Robert de).—His capital tenement in the parish of S. Swythin de Candelwykstrete to be sold after the decease of Cristina his wife and the proceeds divided among his surviving children. To Johanna his daughter certain rents in the parish of S. Clement de Candelwykstrete, with remainder over. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (51).

Mareschal (John le) de Stradham.—To Johanna and Matilda his daughters his two larger andirons, (fn. 7) with certain rents at Horsshobrigge and elsewhere in the parish of S. John upon Wallebrok, with cross remainders. Robert de Fynchingfeld and Johanna, wife of the same and sister of the testator, appointed guardian of the said Johanna; and Matilda Bealeiaumbe appointed guardian of the said Matilda. Dated London, 7 May, A.D. 1328.


Whereupon came John, son of John le Mar[eschal], and put his claim upon the whole of the rents aforesaid.

Roll 57 (52).

Lambyn (Henry).—To Edmund his son a shop in Breggestrete near the tenement of Richard Horn in the parish of S. Magnus. To Johanna his daughter tenements and rents in Stepheneslane and in Breggestrete in the parish of S. Margaret. Six marks rent of a house to be sold to John Turk, if he will, for forty pounds, whereof the said Johanna is to have twenty pounds, and the said John Turk to have twenty pounds for providing a chantry in the church of S. Magnus for the good of the souls of Alice, the testator's wife, Robert Pourte, and others. John Turk appointed guardian of the said Edmund. Everything to be done according to the custom of the hall of the Gild of London. (fn. 8) To the work of London Bridge three shillings and fourpence. No date.
Roll 57 (56).

Hore (Robert le).—To William le Hore, fishmonger, rents in the parish of S. Christopher. No date.
Roll 57 (58).

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

Baloun (Philip).—To Johanna his daughter and John his son tenements in the parish of S. Michael near Queenhithe, charged with the payment of certain annuities to Alice and Agnes his daughters. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 57 (66).

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

Kent (Thomas de).—To Margaret, wife of Richard de Chissebech, a certain tenement, charged with the payment of twenty shillings annually to him (sic) and to Margaret his wife for the term of their lives and the life of the survivor of them. His house in the parish of S. Donstan to be sold to pay his debts, &c. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Donstan, Bishop [19 May], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (74).

Wolf (William le).—To the work of London Bridge twelve-pence. To Nicholas Seman, skinner, shops in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull for life, charged with an annual payment of five and a half marks for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; remainder to Isabella his wife. Also to the said Isabella his capital tenement and brewhouse in the said parish, and shops in the parish of S. Christopher, for life; ' remainder to pious uses. Two brewhouses in the same parish to be sold to pay his debts and for pious uses. No date.
Roll 57 (81).

Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], viz., Monday the Vigil of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].

Wastel (William).—To Johanna his wife a messuage in the said (sic) parish of S. Botolph, situate upon le Tourdich, for life; remainder to Margery his daughter in tail. Also to his said wife the reversion of a tenement upon Houndisdich demised to Gervase de Houndisch and to John the testator's son for a term of years. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1325.
Roll 57 (92).

Benere (Thomas le), draper.—Bequest of an annual rent charge of forty pence of silver on his tenements in the parish of S. Magnus for providing wax in the said parish church. To Lucy his wife tenements and shops in the said parish of S. Magnus and in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret so long as she live without a husband; remainder to Robert his son in tail; remainder to the maintenance of chantries in the parish church of S. Magnus aforesaid. Richard Dessex and John Russel appointed guardians of the aforesaid Robert. Dated London, 13 April, A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (93).

Bromffeld (Thomas de), tailor.—To Cristina his wife tenements inherited from Richard Bromeffeld, his late uncle, in the parish of S. Nicholas Hakoun, and rents in the parish of S. Mary de Bothhagh, for life; remainder to Cristina, Matilda, and Anna his daughters. Also to his said daughter Cristina, and to Robert de Holdernesse, her husband, in tail certain rents in the said parish of S. Mary; remainder to her aforesaid sisters, and in default of issue to pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (94).

Corp (fn. 9) (Simon).—To John his son all his tenements in the town of S. Botolph (fn. 10) for the remainder of a term held under the Abbot of Sautree. (fn. 11) To Johanna his wife rents and tenements in the parishes of S. John de Walebrok and S. Antonin for life; and a moiety of all vessels, utensils, &c., in his house, in lieu of dower. To John his son his larger shop in Soperlane in the parish of S. Antonin, and the reversion of a certain annuity due to Beatrix his daughter, a nun of Halywelle. To Thomas his son his small shop in the said lane. Other tenements in the said parish of S. John and in the parish of S. Pancras to be sold by his executors to pay pecuniary legacies, and to fulfil his testament as far as possible. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of the Ascension [1 June], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (100).

Monday next after F. of Translation of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].

Swote (Cristina, late wife of John).—To Nicholas her son a shop at the corner of Oystergate in the parish of S. Magnus, London. Her executors appointed guardians of her children. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (107).

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

Deumars or Dewmars (Mary).—To John and Thomas her sons her tenement situate in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete, so that they pay her debts. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of the Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 57 (110).

Prestone (Cristiana, late wife of Stephen de).—Her tenement in the parish of S. Andrew, Castle Baynard, to be sold to pay her debts and fulfil her testament, and her son William to be preferred before other purchasers. Dated Wednesday the vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (111).

Cobbe (John).—To Johanna his wife his tenement situate near the new Abbey (fn. 12) for life; and in default of heirs the same to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be given to the abbess and convent of the said abbey for pious uses. Dated London, without Alegate, Thursday next before the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 20 Edward II. [A.D. 1326].
Roll 57 (115).

Newcastle (Peter de), surgeon.—To the Prior and Convent of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld all his shops, messuages, and gardens, together with certain rents in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate in the street called "Brettonestrete," (fn. 13) and elsewhere. Dated London, at the Priory, Monday the Feast of S. Mellitus, Bishop, VIII. Kal. of May [24 April], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (117).

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

Bataille (Richard de la), Rector of Braham, with the annexed chapel of Bergholte, in the diocese of Norwich.—To the work of S. Mary in the church of S. Paul, London, forty shillings; and to the tomb of S. Erkenewald thirteen shillings and fourpence. His tenement at the head of Ivylane to be sold, and one hundred marks of the proceeds to be kept for the marriage of Alice, daughter of Lucekyna de Foleham, or for the purchase of a corrody (fn. 14) in some religious house if she should be unwilling to marry. No date.


For certain reasons found in the examination of Master Robert de Wodetone and Stephen de Tounstall, witnesses for proving the above testament, and because their depositions were not good and sufficient, the testament was by the judgment of the Mayor and Aldermen cancelled and annulled, so far as it related to lay fee, and was marked with a certain iron (fn. 15) (quodam ferro) kept for that purpose, according to the custom of the City.

Roll 57 (118).

Pelham (Robert de), chandler.—To Margery his wife his term in a tenement in the parish of S. Magnus. All his tenements and rents in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry to be sold to pay his debts. Dated Wednesday next before the Feast of Apostles Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 57 (122).

Lespicer (Roger).—A tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crupulgate in la Redecrouchestrate to be sold to the highest bidder, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. To Johanna his daughter another tenement in the same street and parish. To Cristina his wife and Isolda his daughter the tenement wherein he lived, in the same street and parish, for their lives; remainder to John, Roger, and Thomas his sons. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (123).

Tournour (Elena).—To Matilda her daughter the tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate which she and John le Tournour, her late husband, acquired by gift from Richard the Mower, (fn. 16) of Waltham Holy Cross. No date.
Roll 57 (124).

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

Taverner (Lucy, late wife of Ralph le).—To Simon de Dallinge tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower in Donstoneslane and elsewhere, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (127).

Lutekyn (Adam).—Tenements, &c., in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower to be sold, and William Haunsard and John de Wrotham to be preferred to other purchasers. Dated Tuesday the morrow of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (128).

Benedict the Chaplain. —To John le Priour, Alderman, his messuage in Syvethenelane, (fn. 17) subject to the said John providing all necessaries for his body on the day of his funeral, and masses for his soul. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].
Roll 57 (131).

Borford (Roesia de).—To the work of London Bridge forty Shillings. To James her son the residue of the term of apprenticeship of John de Lammasse. Also to the said James in tail tenements in Tornebastoneslane and Bredstret in the parishes of S. Thomas the Apostle and All Hallows de Bredstret, and also in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog; remainders over to Katherine her daughter, and to Thomas de Betoyne and Johanna, wife of the said Thomas, also her daughter. Her other tenements to be sold for the maintenance of chantries for a term of twenty years in the new chapel erected by her on the south side of the said church of S. Thomas the Apostle, and for other pious and charitable uses for the good of her soul and the souls of John her husband and others. Also to the aforesaid James all her stock, live and dead, in her manors of Erhuth (fn. 18) and Stokwell, and her leasehold interest in the manor of Combe; and to Katherine her daughter pecuniary legacies. The goods and chattels in the manor of Cherleton devised by Master Roger de la Bere to the use of the said James and Katherine are to remain in the hands of John de Polteneye as their guardian. Dated in her chamber (fn. 19) of Cherletone in co. Kent, Friday next after the Feast of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329],
Roll 57 (132).

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

Bedefonte (Walter de).—To Emma his wife a brewhouse in Bisshopesgatestrat. To John his eldest son and to Agnes his daughter ten shillings respectively. Certain tenements and rents to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament, and the residue to be divided among John his younger son and the sisters of the said John. Dated Friday next before the Feast of the Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D.1329.
Roll 57 (133).

Pikeman (Richard, son of William).—To Cecilia his mother, relict of the said William, a shop upon "Wysswarf" (fn. 20) near London Bridge, in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (134).

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

Wylemyn (John).—All his tenements and rents in the parish of All Hallows de Garscherch to be sold by his executors, and one moiety of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the churches of All Hallows de Garschurch, S. Benedict de Grascherch, S. Peter upon Cornhull, and S. Augustine Pappey, and the other moiety to be distributed among the poor. Above all, he wills and ordains that Master Richard le Mareschal (fn. 21) enjoy a term of fifteen years in the testator's forge as by deed indented. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of the Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (145).

Braye (William de).—To Alice his wife in lieu of dower a bequest of thirty pounds and her entire chamber, with tailored cloths (pannis cissoratis) for the body and beds, jewels, cups of silver and of mazer, all his household store, &c., and his dwelling-house for life so long as she remain in pure widowhood. To William and Nicholas his sons pecuniary legacies, and divers tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan Est in tail. Also to the said Nicholas his riding horse, and tenements in Grescherchestrete and in Estchep in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep in tail, charged with the maintenance thereout of a chantry in the said parish church. To Alice, daughter of Hugh de Mockinge, an annuity of half a mark rent of a tenement in the parish of S. Olave towards the Tower. His brewhouse in the parish of S. Margaret atte Patynes to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Assumption of V. Mary [15 Aug.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (148).

Grauntebregge (John de).—His mansion house in the parish of All Hallows de Berkingecherch in Martelane to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of the souls of Peter de Blakeneye, Cecilia, wife of the same, Alice, late wife of the testator, John his son, and others. A tenement in West Smethefeld in the parish of S. Sepulchre to be sold by his executors to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. Dated Tuesday before the Feast of S. Michael, in the month of September [29 Sept.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (149).

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

Bray (William de), clerk.—His house without Aldresgate to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses. This testament was made in the manor of Sutton, the Feast of S. Giles, Abbot [1 Sept.], A.D. 1328.
Roll 57 (152).

Shordich (Richard de).—To Alice his wife for life tenements in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast, and in Aldresgatestrete in the parish of S. Botolph, together with certain rents issuing from a tenement in la Eldechaunge formerly belonging to William de Caustone, mercer, and elsewhere; remainder to Isabella and Sarah his daughters. Dated London, the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Roll 57 (155).

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

Assheford (John de).—To Johanna de Stodleie, late servant to John de Boreford, and to Thomas, Alice, and Johanna his children by the aforesaid Johanna, his brewhouse in la Tourstret in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherch; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. Also to the said Thomas his son in tail a tenement in Sporiereslane (fn. 22) in the same parish; remainder to the said Alice and Johanna. To Leticia de Bilham, and to John, Katherine, and Isabella his children by the said Leticia, sixty pounds sterling and one entire bed respectively. Also to the said John in tail a piece of land in Martelane, parish of Staningecherch; remainder to the said Katherine and Isabella. Dated London, 4 January, A.D. 1329.
Roll 57 (161).

Perundene or Perundon (Nicholas de).—His shop in the parish of S. Nicholas de Colemanstrete (fn. 23) (sic), and also a certain brewhouse, to be sold for pious uses. The same to be done with ten acres of land in the vill of Perundon, (fn. 24) and two shops in the vill of S. Alban in the street called "Spitelstrate" in the parish of S. Stephen., Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], 3 Edward III. [A.D. 1329].


Whereupon came Robert, son of John le Frensh, and put, his claim upon the above brewhouse, which was situate in Grubbestrete (fn. 25) in the parish of S. Giles without Crupulgate, inasmuch as Matilda la Frensh gave the same to a certain Geoffrey de Felstede and Cristina his wife and the heirs of their bodies, &c., with remainder to the said Robert; and the said Geoffrey and Cristina died without an heir, &c.

Roll 57 (162).

Footnotes

1 A fishmonger of Bridge Street and eminent lawyer. Elected Chamberlain of the City of London in January, A.D. 1319-20, in which office he continued till his death in 1328. His accounts as Chamberlain up to Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke [18, Oct.], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328], were rendered by his executors and passed in August of the following year.
2 A small French tract, supposed by some to be no more than an abridgment of Bracton's well-known work.
3 The testator himself is generally supposed to have been the compiler of the 'Mirror of Justices' (Heeve's 'Hist. of Eng. Law,' bk. ii. p. 359). It was originally written in French, a printed copy of which is preserved in the Guildhall Library with the following title: "La Somme appelle Mirroir des Justices, vel Speculum Justiciariorum. Factum per Andream Home...... 1642." In the same library there is a translation of "The Mirrour of Justices, written originally in the Old Frenchlong before the Conquest, and many things added by Andrew Home," to which is also added The Diversity of Courts and their Jurisdiction,' by W. H., of Gray's Inn, sq., London, 1768. Both these volumes formerly belonged to W. T. Alchin, Librarian to the Corporation.
4 It is difficult to identify any of these manuscripts with those in the possession of the Corporation at the present day. Three of them, viz, Britron, the 'Mirror of Justices,' and the compilation by Henry de Huntyngdon, are no longer at the Guildhall. Riley took some pains to trace Horn's bequests to the City ('Lib. Custum.,' Introd. pp. x-xiv). He was of opinion that the great book 'De Gestis Anglorum' is identical with a book called 'Recordatorium' or’ Liber Regum Antiquorum' (mentioned in a foot-note in the original MS, of 'Liber Albus'), now forming portions of the Guildhall 'Liber Custumarum,' and of the Cottonian MS. Claudius D. II., preserved in the British Museum; and that both the books denominated 'De Veteribus Legibus Anglie' and 'De Statutis Anglie' are probably included in a volume preserved at the Guildhall, known as 'Liber Horn,' which is composed of two or more distinct treatises. It has an especial interest as containing an early copy of the Laws of Oleron concerning the judgments of the sea. (See Introd. to 'Black Book of the Admiralty,' edited for the Master of the Rolls by Sir Travers Twiss, D.C.L., pp. lix-lx.) On fol. ccvi, where a fresh compilation of charters, statutes, &c., commences, there is an illuminated fiontispiece, containing the following rubricated note: "Iste liber restat Andree Horn piscenario London de Breggestrete in quo continetur Carta et alie consuetudines predicte Civitatis. Et carta libertatis Anglie et statuta per Henricum Regem et per Edwardum Begem filium predicti Henrici edita Quern fieri fecit Anno domini M. CCC. XI. Et Anno regni Regis Edwardi filii Hegis Edwardi vto." On the same folio the following coat of arms is painted in proper heraldic tinctures, viz., Azure, a saltire argent between three leopards' heads or, and in base a luce hauriant of the last. This seems to point to Horn's trade as a fishmonger; it is, however, of a much later date than the manuscript, and may with some reason be attributed to the handiwork of Sir Robert Cotton, who is known to have long retained in his possession more than one valuable book belonging to the Corporation (among them being the 'Liber Recordatorium' just mentioned), the pages of which he defaced by numerous heraldic quarterings, chiefly to gratify his family pride.
5 Rector of the church of Retherhethe (Rotherhithe), and one of his executors.
6 Enrolled supra, p. 185.
7 Anderia ferri, or fire-dogs for the support of logs in order to make a fire draw.
8 Secundum consuetudinem aule de Gilda de London.
9 A pepperer. Alderman of Cordwainer Street Ward.
10 Boston, co. Lincoln.
11 Saltrey or Sawtre, co. Beds, the seat of a monastery of the Cistercian Order.
12 Probably the abbey of nuns of the Order of S. Clare, called Minoresses or Minories, founded by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, brother to King Edward I., in the year 1293, and situate in the vicinity of Aldgate.
13 Now known as Little Britain. It is said to have derived its name from a Duc de Bretagne who lodged there. All that is to be found respecting the origin of its name, &c., has been set out in 'Notes on St. Botolph without Aldersgate,' compiled by the late Alderman Sir John Staples, K.C.M.G., who took much interest in the City's records, and whose loss is deeply felt by all connected with the Corporation.
14 i.e., an allowance of food, clothes, or money for her maintenance. See note supra, p. 84.
15 In other places the phrase used is celte consignatur (cf. supra, p. 165).
16 Falcatoris.
17 Seething Lane. Cf. "Sivendestret," supra, p. 101.
18 Erith, co. Kent.
19 See note supra, p. 174.
20 Fish-wharf.
21 Or Farrier.
22 See note supra, p. 120.
23 Mistake either for S. Stephen (there being no S. Nicholas), Coleman Street, or for S. Nicholas Coleabbey.
24 Parndon, co. Essex.
25 Now Milton Street.