Wills
8 Edward III (1334-5)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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392-401

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'Wills: 8 Edward III (1334-5)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 392-401. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66870 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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ANNO 8 EDWARD III.

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

Wyncestre (John de), cordwainer.—To Helewysia de Wyncestre, formerly wife of John his brother, his tenement in the parish of S. Olave in Silverstrate for a term of five years after his decease; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (1).

Manfeld (Robert de).—To Richard, son of Stephen de Berkyng, certain rents in Fletestrete and elsewhere in tail; remainder to Johanna, daughter of the said Stephen. A messuage within Neugate to be sold to pay his debts. No date.


Whereupon came Gilbert de Kelseye, "ymaiour," (fn. 1) and Agnes his wife, and put their claim, &c. And similarly came Stephen de Holand and Matilda his wife and put their claim, &c.

Roll 62 (6).

Fresshefissh (Alice, formerly wife of John).—To Hugh de Mockyng, fishmonger, a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret de Bruggestrete in Rederesgatelane. (fn. 2) To Cristina, daughter of Thomas Jurdan, a tenement also in the said lane. To Johanna her sister rents in S. Botolph's Lane near Billyngesgate in the parish of S. George. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (11).

Coleman (Walter), "shipwryght."—To Alice his wife houses in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherch for life; remainder to his next heirs. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (12).

Combe (John de), woolmonger.—The tenement devised to him by William de Combe, his uncle, to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses for the good of the souls of the said uncle and of Petronilla, wife of the same, &c. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [11 Nov.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (13).

Evere (Roger de), ironmonger.—To Sir John de Evre, his son, a monk of Beremundeseye, an annuity of six marks for celebrating for the good of his soul and the souls of Cristiana his wife and others. To Alice, Agnes, Johanna, and Johanna (sic) his daughters all his tenements within the City of London in tail, with cross remainders; remainder to the Prior and Convent of S. Saviour de Beremundeseie for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1333.


Whereupon came Alice, wife of Walter Cote, and Johanna and Agues her sisters, and put their claim upon the said testament, &c.

Roll 62 (14).

Wylehale (Richard de).—To Alice his wife all his rents and tenements in le Ryole in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche. To Agnes, daughter of Hugh de Langrave, a shop in the parish of S. Augustine for life; remainder to Laurence his son. Dated Great Wylmundele, (fn. 3) in the diocese of Lincoln, Wednesday next after the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1333.


The said Alice in full court renounced the devise made to her in fee, and claimed only to hold for a life estate, according to the custom of the City of London.

Roll 62 (18).

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

Starcolf (Richard), mercer.—His tenement called "le Stapledhalle" (fn. 4) within the bar in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourn to be sold for pious uses. To Thomas his son in tail all his tenements and arable lands without the bar in the parish of S. Andrew and in the parish of S. Giles of the Lepers. (fn. 5) Dated Holebourn, Friday the morrow of the Feast of S. Mary Magdalen [22 July], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (25).

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

Oveseye (Katherine, daughter of John).—Confirmation of grant formerly made by her to Simon de Leuesham, vintner, and Alice his wife of a brewhouse and garden in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyeshawe for a term of ten years. After the expiration of the said term the same to be sold by her executors to pay her debts and funeral expenses. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], A.D. 1333.


Whereupon came the said Simon and Alice and showed the deed granting to them the above term, which is afterwards set out in full.

Roll 62 (29).

Wrenche (John).—To Margaret his wife for life all his lands and tenements in London; remainder to Helena his daughter. To his father and mother (not named) for their lives all his lands and tenements in Kedewelly; (fn. 6) remainders to his said wife and daughter. Dated Wednesday after the Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (30).

Cros (John), fishmonger.—Certain rents in the parish of S. Benedict in Grascherchestrete to be devoted to the maintenance of wax tapers to burn before the image of the Blessed Mary in the aforesaid (sic) chapel of S. Mary [in the church of] S. George aforesaid (sic) near Estchep. To Katherine his daughter rents which he inherited from Mary his mother in the parish of S. Mary Montenhaut near Eldefisshestrete, in tail; remainder to Mary his daughter. Also to the said Katherine and Mary marriage portions. Bequests for the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid chapel. To Amy his wife his dwelling-house for life; remainder to Gilbert his son in tail. To Thomas his son twenty shillings. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Apostles Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1333.

Also his house at Suthgernemuth (fn. 7) to be sold to pay his debts.


Whereupon came the aforesaid Amy and asked that prohate or proclamation of the said testament might not prejudice her claim to dower or other sufficient estate according to the custom of the City, as might seem most expedient, and in this manner put her claim.

Roll 62 (36).

Monday next before the Feast of S. George the Martyr [23 April].

Waldeshef (Walter).—Bequest of rents in Chepe, in the ward of Nicholas de Farndon, (fn. 8) and in la Vinetrie for the maintenance of chantries in the church of Boyleston; (fn. 9) and other rents in la Ryole in the parish of S. Michael for the maintenance of chantries in the said church of S. Michael in Paternosterstrete in la Ryole. The Mayor and Aldermen for the time being to see that the said chantries are kept up, and also to superintend the sale of all his rents and tenements after the decease of Johanna his wife without an heir male of his body, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated Boyleston, Thursday the Feast of S. Katherine [25 Nov.], A.D. 1333.

To the work of London Bridge one mark.
Roll 62 (42).

Monday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].

Hawyk (Margaret de), formerly wife of John de Apeton.—Her mansion house to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Dionisius aforesaid (sic); Isabella Godchep to be preferred as purchaser. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Octave of Easter [27 March], A.D. 1334.
Roll 62 (57).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [14. June].

Horn (Richard).—Bequests for the maintenance of a chantry and wax tapers in the church of S. Margaret aforesaid (sic). To Geoffrey and John his sons tenements, rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Margaret and S. Magnus, All Hallows de Berkyngcherche and S. Martin Orgar. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Pentecost [7 June], A.D. 1332.
Roll 62 (69).

Notyngham (Richard de), clerk.—To John his eldest son two tenements which he acquired from the executors of Master Richard de Neuport, late Bishop of London, in the parish of S. Gregory aforesaid (sic), one of them being situate at the corner of Sarmonereslane. (fn. 10) To William and Nicholas his sons and Matilda his daughter tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Nicholas Hacon and S. Michael Queenhithe; remainder to pious uses. His tenement in the parish of S. Andrew Castle Baynard to be sold: one moiety of the proceeds to go to the maintenance of his said children, the other to be devoted to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Agnes his late wife, &c. John de Clacton appointed guardian of his aforesaid children. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1333.


Whereupon came William le Botiller and Agnes his wife and put their claim upon the said testament, as appears in a schedule in the file of Common Pleas for the year 8 Edward III. (fn. 11)

Roll 62 (70).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Botolph [17 June].

Pykenham (John de), paternostrer. (fn. 12) —To Richard his kinsman a shop in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid (sic). To Emma his wife the whole of his tenements in the said parish and in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletstret for life. Dated London, Sunday the vigil of Apostles Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1331.


Whereupon came the aforesaid Emma and put her claim upon the said testament, as appears in the Husting rolls (rotulis Hustengalibus) for the same court, &c. (fn. 13) (sic).

Roll 62 (85).

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

Pontesbery (Master Thomas de).—To Master William de Pontesbery and Adam de Okes, his brothers, all his tenements in the City of London and in the vills of Cantebrigge, St. Alban, Molsho, (fn. 14) Cranefeld, (fn. 15) and Okes. (fn. 16) No date.
Roll 62 (95).

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

Farndon (fn. 17) (Nicholas de), Alderman.—To Roysia his daughter all his tenement in Wodestrete for life; remainder to Nicholas his son. Also to the said Nicholas divers fiefs, &c., in Wodestrete, Goderonelane, and Thames Street, together with a garden in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate. To Thomas de Porkele, his cousin (mon cosyn), a tenement called "le Bretasse" (fn. 18) in Thames Street. To Thomas, son of the said Roysia, a tenement in Silverstrete. To the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul a tenement in the street of S. Augustyn for a chantry. To Nicholas, son of Keymond de Burdeux, twelve shillings quitrent in the parish of S. Gyles without Crepelgate. To John de Pulteneye he gives and devises le Aldermanrie of Farndon within Ludgate and Neugate and without. The residue of his chattels, after paying debts and bequests, to be expended for the souls of William de Farndon, Ralph le Fevere, and Isabella, the mother of the testator, and all Christians. Dated London, the vigil of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1334.


Whereupon came the above Roisia and put her claim upon the said testament, (fn. 19) to wit, concerning all the lands and tenements which formerly belonged to William de Farndon in the City of London and suburb of the same, in the said testament contained, &c., and asked that execution should not issue concerning the same, &c.


Also Anketin Gisors and Johanna his wife put their claim upon the said testament, and asked that execution should not issue concerning a plot of land in the parish of All Hallows the Less.

Roll 62 (102).

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

Dallyngg (Thomas de).—To Matilda his wife his messuage in Philippeslane in the parish of S. Alphege for life; remainder to Margaret and Alice his daughters, &c. To John and William his sons pecuniary bequests by way of advancement. Dated Norwich, Monday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], 7 Edward III. [A.D. 1333].
Roll 62 (104).

St. Osith (Henry de).—Certain houses in Athelestrete (fn. 20) in Castle Baynard Ward to be devoted to a chantry in the aforesaid (sic) church of S. Benedict. Bequests also of rents, timber, and stone for the maintenance of the chaplain and repair of the said houses. To John his son and Thomas, brother of the said John, son [sons ?] of Johanna de Stokbury, and the heirs of their respective bodies, he leaves a house; remainder to pious uses. To William de Carleton also a house in the parish of S. Benedict for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1334.
Roll 62 (105).

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

Waltham (Hugh de), Clerk of London. (fn. 21) —Commends his soul to his Creator and his vile body to earth and worms. To be buried near Juliana his wife in the entrance of the church of S. Peter de Cornhull, unless he afterwards make disposition otherwise. To Stephen his son his house in Kyronelane in the parish of S. James de Garlekheth, and rents in the parishes of S. Leonard de Estchep, S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe upon Cornhull, S. Stephen Walebrok, S. Martin de Oteswyche, and elsewhere; also the advowson of the church of All Hallows de Stanenecherche for life; remainder to Margery his daughter. To Hamo his son, and Cecilia, Johanna, and Margery his daughters, a shop at Oysterhell in successive tail; remainders over. To Walter his son tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict and All Hallows de Garscherche for life; remainder to the Prior and convent of the church of S. Mary de Suthwerk for masses for the good of his soul and the souls of Juliana his wife, Adam his father, Margery his mother, Agnes his first wife, and others. Also to Cristina his daughter, and to the aforesaid Johanna, Cecilia, and Margery, tenements in the parishes of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche, S. Andrew and S. Peter de Cornhull, and in the Vintry. To Agnes his daughter, a nun of S. Elena, a shop in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk. A bequest to the light of the Blessed Mary in the church of S. Peter de Cornhell. To Agnes, late wife of Philip Lucas, the presentation to a chantry already established in the church of S. Magnus for the souls of Hugh Pourte, Margaret, wife of the same, and William their son. Guardians appointed for his children. Dated London, Friday the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1334.


Whereupon came Johanna de Middelton and put her claim upon a tenement at Garscherch in the said testament devised.

Roll 62 (110).

Pabenham (Simon de), mason—His tenement wherein he dwelt, together with shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Smethefeld, to be sold to pay his debts, legacies, &c., and the residue to remain to Amicia his wife, to whom he also leaves his other tenements in the said parish for life; remainder to Alice and Roisia his daughters and the heirs of their bodies in equal portions, with cross remainders; ultimate remainder to pious uses. For the maintenance of the church of S. Sepulchre aforesaid he leaves a shop in the lane called "Hosierelane." Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (118).

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

Kenne (Richard le).—To Richard, senior, his son one hundred shillings, the same to remain, together with the said Richard, in the custody of Hamo de Wy and Margery, wife of the same, that the said Richard may be instructed in some art as soon as may be deemed expedient. To Richard, junior, his son and to Agnes, mother of the same, five marks. To the aforesaid Hamo and Margery the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbeye. Dated Wednesday next after Palm Sunday, viz., the day before the Kal. April [31 March], A.D. 1333.
Roll 62 (122).

Gloucestre (Dame Hawysia, relict of Sir Walter de).—To the Prior and Brethren of the H. Cross near the Tower a tenement in Siuedenelane (fn. 22) and in the parish of All Hallows Berkyngg, so that they provide a chaplain to celebrate mass every day with music and collect for the dead, to wit, Quesumus Domine pro tua pietate, &c., for the good of her soul and the souls of Walter her late husband and others. The said prior and brethren to bind themselves and their successors, before the Mayor and Aldermen in full Husting, upon the Holy Gospels to observe this request on peril of their souls and as they would answer for it before the Great Judge at the last judgment. No date.


Whereupon the said prior and brethren made oath, &c.

Roll 62 (125).

Footnotes

1 I.e., imagemaker. Cf. Alexander le Ymagour (City Records, Letter-Book B, fol. 67 b, and Letter-Book D, fol. 149b).
2 Afterwards known as Pudding Lane. See note supra, p. 44.
3 Great Wymondley, co. Herts.
4 This tenement (as may be seen supra, p. 363) belonged three years before to John le Brun, who devised it to his wife for life, and after her death to be sold. It stood on the site of Staple Inn, an Inn of Chancery belonging to Gray's Inn, which is traditionally reported to have been called "Staple Hall," and to have been at one time a sort of exchange or meeting-place for wool merchants or staplers (Herbert's 'Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery,' London, 1804).
5 Commonly known as S. Giles in the Fields. It was formerly called from a hospital for lepers founded there by Matilda, queen of Henry I.
6 Co. Hereford and the Marches of Wales.
7 South Yarmouth.
8 The Ward of Farringdon within Ludgate and Newgate and without; divided into two wards by Act of Parliament anno 17 Richard II.
9 Co. Derby.
10 Now Sermon Lane; a corruption, according to Stow, of Sheremoniers Lane, so called from those who cut and rounded the plates to be coined or stamped into sterling pence, the King's mint being situate at the Old Exchange (Old Change), near to the said lane.
11 In the Husting Roll of Common Pleas for that year (No. 58) there is the appointment by the said William and Agnes of attorneys in a plea of distress against John, son of Richard de Notyngham, but no further proceedings appear to be recorded.
12 A maker of paternosters, i.e., rosaries or prayer-beads.
13 Viz., Hust. Roll, Common Pleas, No. 58, where the said Emma claims a freehold in certain tenements in the parishes of S. Michael le Quern and S. Brigid the Virgin, and a fee simple in certain others, as having been acquired by her jointly with her late husband, as appears by deeds produced in court. She therefore asks that as to these execution should not be granted to her prejudice; but as to certain shops in Paternosterowe in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, they were manifestly devised to her by the above testament, and of these she prays execution.
14 Co. Bucks.
15 Co. Beds.
16 Co. Salop.
17 Goldsmith. Several times Lord Mayor between 1308 and 1323. Most writers have stated him to be a son of William de Farndon, instead of son-in-law, as he was by marriage with Isabella, daughter of the said William; whilst Stow and others have confounded him with Nicholas his/son, whose will is dated 20 April, 1361, and who desired to be buried in the church of S. Peter in ChepeRoll 89 (66). (See note to the will of William de Farindon, supra, p. 112.)
18 Or "Bretaske," a fortified house near the Tower ('Memorials,' pp. 204, 207).
19 Reference is made in the margin to the Husting Rolls (i.e., Common Pleas, Roll 58), where her claim to certain messuages in the parishes of S. Peter de Wodestrate and S. Olave Silverstrete is set out. She there alleges that a William de Farndon was seised of divers tenements and rents in the City of London and its suburb, which he left to Isabella his wife, by testament enrolled in the Husting held on Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope, anno 22 Edward I.—supra, p. 112—for life, remainder to Nicholas de Farndon and Isabella, daughter of the said William, and the heirs of the body of the said Isabella; that after the decease of Isabella, the wife of the said William, the said Nicholas and Isabella, daughter of the said William, then wife of the said Nicholas, became seised of the aforesaid tenements and rents; that she (the claimant) was daughter of the said Nicholas and of Isabella his wife, and that after their respective deaths she, as daughter and heiress of Isabella, daughter of William de Farndon, entered upon and was seised of the same by virtue of the devise of the aforesaid William: whence the Court might see by the testament of the said William, which was of record, that the said Nicholas had no title to the tenements and rents so devised to Nicholas and Isabella, mother of Roysia the claimant, who therefore prays that execution of the above testament may be stayed. The Court wished to see the testament of William de Farndon, and a day was given. Afterwards, at the Court of Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], in the same year, no evidence being forthcoming of the said Nicholas having any higher or other title in the said tenements and rents than as aforesaid, execution was ordered by the Court to be stayed.
20 Now Addle Street.
21 In margin he is styled Common Clerk of London, meaning Town Clerk, in which office he was succeeded by Roger de Depham (Letter-Book E, fol. 4).
22 Seething Lane.