Wills
6 Edward III (1332-3)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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371-381

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'Wills: 6 Edward III (1332-3)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 371-381. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66868 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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ANNO 6 EDWARD III.

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

Arderne (Robert de), Knt.—To his wife (not named) all his tenements in the City of London which he acquired from John de Oxford for life; remainder to his right heirs. No date.


And be it known that the aforesaid wife in a certain other testament annexed to this is called "Nicholaa."

Roll 60 (1).

Berkynge (Thomas de).—To Alice his wife sixty pounds sterling and the things belonging to her chamber, comprising beds, chalons, sheets, cloths, napkins, a nut garnished with a silver foot, a small cup of mazer (de mucro) corresponding with the foot of the said nut (concordante pedi dicte nucis), silver spoons, empty chests, &c. To Matilda his mother one hundred shillings. To Roger his son twenty pounds sterling, and a small case of stones and pearls not set in gold, all utensils and implements appertaining to his shop and the craft of a goldsmith, a brass weight of sixteen marks, and one steelyard. To Idonea and Alice his daughters twenty pounds sterling and a cup of mazer respectively. Also to his aforesaid wife and daughters houses and shops in Wodestrete in the parish of S. Michael, and also in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestret. In the event of all his children dying under age and before advancement and marriage, he directs the chattels and money so left to them to be divided by his executors and four wardens of the Goldsmithery of London for the time being into four parts: one part for the good of his soul, another for Alice his wife, a third to be given to the neediest of his relations, and the fourth part to be divided among the poor of the Goldsmithery aforesaid. Dated London, Wednesday the vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1329.
Roll 60 (2).

Monday the Feast of S. Scolastica, Virgin [10 Feb.].

Wysberwe (John de).—To Margery his wife shops in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstret for life; remainder to William atte Crouch, cirger, and Robert le Chaundeler, subject to their providing masses, &c., for the good of his soul and the souls of Margery his said wife, Helewysia his mother, and Richard his father. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 20 Edward II. [A.D. 1326].
Roll 60 (10).

Braughinge (Ralph de).—To Elias his son and Johanna and Katherine his daughters and the heirs of their respective bodies he leaves tenements in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Jewry and S. Mildred in the Poultry, with cross remainders. William de Braughinge, his kinsman, and Martin Waleys, girdler, appointed guardians to his said children. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], 2 Edward III. [A.D. 1328].
Roll 60 (11).

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

Bataille (John de la), cordwainer.—To Agnes his wife the reversion of certain shops in the parishes of S. Mildred in the Poultry and S. Mary de Wolchurchehawe for life; remainder to Adam and John his sons: also lands and tenements in the vill of Hakeneie; remainder to William his son. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1301.
Roll 60 (18).

Braye (Gilbert de).—TO William de Braye, son of his brother, a house in the parish of S. Giles in a lane called "le Morelane" in tail; remainder to pious uses. To Isabella his wife a tenement in the same parish in a street called "Grubbestrate," and another house in "la Morlane" aforesaid, so long as she remain a widow; remainder, in case of remarriage, to pious uses. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], 5 Edward III. [A.D. 1331].
Roll 60 (20).

Lucas (Philip).—To Agnes his wife tenements in la Crokedeiane for life; remainder to Adam his son. Devises to Juliana, Alice, and Isabella his daughters of tenements in the parishes of All Hallows near London Wall, S. Margaret de Breggestrete, and S. Botolph without Aldresgate. Also to the said Adam his son the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Magnus in tail; remainders over to Johanna, Cecilia, Juliana, Alice, and Isabella his daughters in successive tail; remainder to Adam Lucas, brother of his aforesaid wife. The custody of the children during minority given to the said Agnes, she giving security according to the custom before the Mayor and Aldermen. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (22).

Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Wyndesore (William de).—Certain rents in the lane of S. Nicholas de Candelwykestrete in the parish of S. Nicholas Hacoun to be devoted to chantries in the church of S. Leonard aforesaid (sic) for the good of his soul and the souls of Idonia his wife, his father and mother, and John his brother; and other rents without Crepelgate in the parish of S. Giles to be devoted to the maintenance of wax in the same church and to charitable uses. To Alice his wife tenements in S. Vedastlane in the parish of S. Leonard, and at le Heghwharf in the parish of All Hallows the Great in the Ropery, for life; also the manor of Cruchefeld. A chantry to be maintained for one year in the church of Braye. [Also he leaves a certain tenement situate at Garlekhuth to be disposed of for the benefit of his soul by his executors. Also he wills that tenements above devised should be sold by his aforesaid executors.] Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1331-2].


Whereupon came William de Cotoun and Roisia his wife, and put their claim as to certain tenements above contained.


The above testament was endorsed as follows: This testament was proved, proclaimed, and enrolled in the Husting of London for Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam, anno 6 Edward III. But be it known that two clauses at the end of the testament were by consideration of the Mayor and Aldermen at the Husting for Common Pleas held on Monday the morrow of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], in the year aforesaid, disapproved, and the residue contained in the said testament was approved and affirmed.

Roll 60 (37).

Costantyn (fn. 1) (Richard).—To Richard his son a seld called "Brantefeldseld" with four shops towards Westchepe, together with a house in the parish of S. Mary le Bow; also tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Aldermanbery and S. Benedict del Wodewharf in tail; remainder to pious uses. To Sir John de Tyerne, rector of the church of S. Bartholomew the Less, certain rents in the parishes of S. Stephen de Walebrok and S. Mary le Bow, and also of a tavern called "le Brokeneselde" in Westchep in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrate, as well as rents in the parish of S. Botolph without Bissopesgate, for life; remainder to his right heirs. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1331-2].
Roll 60 (46).

Clactone (John de), tailor.—To Hamo le Barber, blader, (fn. 2) the reversion of certain rents in the parish of S. Michael Queen Hithe, and assignment of a debt of twelve marks due to the testator from Richard de Notingham. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (47).

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

Frank (Simon).—To Margaret his wife for life his principal tenement; remainder to Petronilla his daughter. To Alice his daughter his whole lane, containing about twenty shops on either side, in tail, charged with the payment of an annual quitrent of twenty shillings to Margery his daughter. Provision made for the maintenance of two chantries in the church of S. Stephen aforesaid (sic) for a term of ten years after his decease. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John, Apostle and Evangelist [27 Dec.], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332].
Roll 60 (53).

Hereford (Hugh de).—To Agnes his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Vedast in Westchepe for life; after her death the same to be sold to pay his debts, &c. To Thomas, Robert, and John his sons in successive tail the hall wherein he dwelt; remainder to Petronilla, Margery, Imania, and Margery his four daughters. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. George, Martyr [23 April], 9 Edward II. [A.D. 1316].
Roll 60 (54).

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

Marche (Thomas de la).—To John de Toppesfeld, goldsmith, all his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhull in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Nativity of S. John Bapt. [24 June], 6 Edward III. [A.D. 1332].


Whereupon came John, son of Dionisia, daughter of Gilbert de la Marche, and put his claim upon the testament of the aforesaid Thomas.

Roll 60 (78).

Wynton (Thomas de).—To Agatha his wife bequests of money, jewels, cups of silver and of mazer (de mazero), and other chattels in lieu of dower of all his goods movable. To Thomas his son his mansion in the parish of S. Mary de Abbechurch, with lead in the furnaces therein, (fn. 3) in tail. Also to his said wife a tenement in the said parish for life, in lieu of dower of all his tenements; remainder to Roger his son and Alice his daughter in successive tail. Also to the said Roger twenty pounds and two silver cups which were given to the said Roger at his baptism. Divers other bequests to the said Alice, Katherine, and Leticia his daughters, and to William and John his sons, including a pair of his best shears. Thomas his son appointed guardian of Roger, Alice, and Katherine, he giving sufficient security before the Mayor and Aldermen. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of the Ascension [28 May], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (82).

Assherugge (John De), tanner.—To Avice his wife her entire chamber, with all linen and woollen cloths, beds, chests, coffers, &c., appertaining thereto, except his second best robe, which he bequeaths to Richard Spirk de Edelmeton, uncle to the said Avice; also all his tenements in le Grubbestrete and la Morlane in the parish of S. Giles for life; remainder to Alexander, Robert, and John his sons in successive tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Martin in Yeme [11 Nov.], A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (83).

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

Eisinge (Richard de).—To Sabine his wife in lieu of dower sixty pounds and all his houses and shops in the Poultry in the parish of S. Mildred for life during widowhood; remainder to the Hospital of S. Mary within Crupulgate for the maintenance of a perpetual chantry. His tenements in Cord wan erstrete to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament, if need be; his brother William being preferred to other purchasers, or if he be dead the warden and priests of the hospital aforesaid for maintaining a chantry therewith for the space of ten years. Also to his said wife her entire chamber, with all vessels, cups of silver and of mazer, beds, cloths, &c., existing within his said house; and to William her son forty pounds in satisfaction of all claims for rents, &c., received by the testator on behalf of the said William during minority. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (93).

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

Nevill (fn. 4) (Isabella, wife of Thomas, late woolmonger).—To Thomas her son her tenement in the parish of S. Christopher for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses, Vincent Seofoul being preferred as purchaser. Dated London, Thursday next before the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (112).

Corp (John), pepperer.—Bequest of rents in the parishes of S. Antonin and S. John de Walebrok for the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid (sic) chapel of S. Mary for the good of his soul and the souls of Simon his father, Johanna his mother, Johanna his wife, and others. Also to his said wife tenements in Sopereslane for life; remainders to Johanna his daughter, Thomas his son, and to Gerard his brother in successive tail. To John de Durem' a shop in the said lane in the parish of S. Antonin for life; remainder to his aforesaid wife and daughter. Also to his said wife certain rents in the parish of S. John de Walebrok. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1330.
Roll 60 (113).

Fulham (William de), fishmonger.—To Simon his servant a shop in Breggestrete. The residue of his tenements and rents to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. Dated London, Sunday the vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (114).

London (John de), "barber."—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen to be sold, and Sir Roger de Gildesburgh to be preferred as purchaser. The proceeds to be divided into three parts: one to be devoted to pious uses, another to remain to Johanna his wife, and the third to his children. He wills also that his said children be brought before the Mayor and Sheriffs of London for the time being at the Guildhall, so that the portion of each child may, with the assent of the said Mayor and Sheriffs, be delivered to some honest and sufficient person to keep in trust for them, sufficient security being taken for providing necessaries for each of them during minority, and for restoring the same portion on their arriving at full age, as is the custom. Dated London, 7 August, A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (115).

Cauntebregge (Matilda de).—To Thomas atte Pyrie, son of Stephen de Cauntebregge, her rents in the parish of S. Mary de Stanynglane until Stephen her son shall pay to the said Thomas twenty marks of silver; remainder to her said son. Also to the same Thomas in tail her tenement in Fletestrete, he paying to Alice her daughter an annuity of twenty-four shillings; remainder to Stephen her son in tail; remainder to Katherine, daughter of Anketin Gresors. (fn. 5) Dated at Donmawe, (fn. 6) Wednesday-next before the Feast of S. Alphege, Archbishop [19 April], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (116).

Braye (William, elder son of William, late woolmonger).—To Juliana his wife his term in a house in Mengeoneslane in the parish of S. Dunstan; also his brewhouse in the same street and parish for life, saving the right to dower of Alice his mother. Bequest of five marks, charged on a tenement and shops in Tourstrete in the said parish of S. Dunstan, towards the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Margaret Patyns. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle [24 Aug.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (117).

Atte Rothe (Ralph).—To Margery his wife for life houses in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate inherited from Alice his mother; remainder to the heirs of the bodies of the testator and his aforesaid wife. Dated London, Sunday, 13 October, A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (118).

Barsham (Robert de), clerk.—A tenement in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry to be sold to pay his debts, reserving certain rents to Peter, son of Robert de Suthlee. To Sarah his daughter houses, vines; rents, and reversions in the parishes of S. Martin in the Vintry and S. Michael de Paternostercherche; and to Alice his daughter a shop at Fanchurche. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1332.


Whereupon came Peter de Sulee, son of Robert [de Sulee] and of Avice his wife, being under age, and put his claim upon the testament, &c.

Roll 60 (119).

Kent (John de), dyer.—To Agnes his wife his tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower for life; remainder to Walter his son and Matilda his daughter. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (124).

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

Flaunden (fn. 7) (John de), "hosyere."—To Margery his wife tenements in Holebourne and in Hosyereslane for life; remainders to his sons Richard and John junior. Also to his said son John a shop in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, so that the said younger son pay to John his elder son four marks sterling within four years next after his decease. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (125).

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

Mondene (John de), cutler.—To Walter his son thirty shillings annual quitrent of a tenement called "Atte Hole" within Neugate, situate opposite the church of the Friars Minors. (fn. 8) Matilda his wife appointed guardian of his said son during minority. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (138).

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

Edmund (William), fishmonger.—To Edith his wife tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbeye for life; remainder to Hugh his son. Also to the said Hugh his shop in the Old Fish Market, London, so that he provide two chantries for the benefit of his soul and the souls of Gunnora de Stretford and others for the space of two years. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (143).

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

Poyntel (fn. 9) (John), leather merchant. (fn. 10) — His tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Benedict Fynk and S. Alphege near Crepelgate to be sold to fulfil his testament. Dated London, Tuesday the morrow of S. Andrew [30 Nov.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (144).

London (Edmund de), clerk.—His executors to have full power to sell his houses in Engleslane, (fn. 11) parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane, for fulfilment of his testament and for pious uses. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1331.
Roll 60 (146).

Chepe (Matilda, relict of Hamo de, late fishmonger).—All her tenements in London to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (148).

Box (Benedicta, late wife of Hamo2).—To Margaret Vivyan, her daughter, a tenement in the street of Douegate in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay for life; remainder to Henry Vivyan, son of the said Margaret. After the decease of the said Margaret and Henry the same to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be distributed among the daughters of William de Bidyk for the time being, and the other to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1330.
Roll 60 (149).

Fermer (Robert le), "spuriere."—To Katherine his daughter houses in the parish of S. Brigid in tail. To Roisia his wife shops and houses also in the same parish for life; remainder to his said daughter; ultimate remainder of both devises to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 11 April, A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (150).

St. Alban (Simon de), barber. (fn. 12) —To Johanna his daughter a house in the parish of S. Stephen de Colemanstrate, opposite London Wall. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Michael, Archangel [29 Sept.], 6 Edward III., A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (151).

Gloucestre (Henry de), goldsmith.—To the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena certain rents in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast, for the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Elena for the good of his soul and the souls of Margaret his former wife, William his father, Willelma his mother, and others, for a term of twelve years. The residue of his rents to be devoted to the maintenance of John his son. Also to his said son the reversion of his capital messuage with four shops, after the expiration of the above term, in tail; remainder to Johanna his daughter. To Elizabeth his daughter for life shops in the parish of S. Michael atte Corne, together with five shillings annual quitrent in Berchereslane, (fn. 13) she paying annually one mark of silver to the said prioress and convent for pittance; remainder to the fabric of London Bridge. Also to the said bridge other rents in the parishes of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe, S. Clement de Candelwykestrate, and S. Stephen de Colemanstrete. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 60 (152).

Footnotes

1 A Richard Costantyn was Sheriff in 1321-2, and appears as Alderman of Bassishaw Ward circa 1320, in a list of Aldermen preserved among the City's Records (Letter-Book E, fol. 104 b).
2 Cornmonger.
3 The testator appears to have been a plumber.
4 In margin "Testamentum Isabelle Neuill vel Seruas."
5 Probably son of John Gisors (whose will is enrolled supra, p. 128). Appears as Alderman of Aldgate circa 1310, and also as a member of Parliament for the City in 1320.
6 Dunmow, co. Essex.
7 In 1367 a scrivener, Robert de Edenesore by name, was condemned to stand on the pillory for forging two deeds, one of them purporting to be a conveyance by the testator of his property to Sir Michael, Vicar of S. Sepulchre without Newgate, and the other a reconveyance of the same to the testator and Margery his wife in tail, the deeds being dated respectively Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], and Thursday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], anno 13 Edward II. The object of the forgery is apparent, namely, to let in the eldest son to the inheritance, who under the testator's will had been practically excluded. The culprit on his own confession had forged the deeds, anno 39 Edward III., "after a certain original" which had been delivered to him by Richard Curteys, butcher (Letter-Book G, fols. 189 b, 190, printed by Riley in 'Memorials,' pp. 333-335).
8 One of this name was Sheriff 1318-9, and Alderman of Bishopsgate Ward circa 1320 (Letter-Book E, fol. 104b).
9 Mercator allute.
10 See note to "Inggelenelane," supra, p. 217.
11 His will enrolled supra, p. 135. Served the office of Sheriff with Ralph le Blount in 1291.
12 Barbitonsor.
13 Birchin Lane.