Wills
10 Edward III (1336-7)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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409-417

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'Wills: 10 Edward III (1336-7)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 409-417. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66872 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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ANNO 10 EDWARD III.

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

Hynggeston (John de), goldsmith.—To Johanna his sister a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury. The residue of his rents and tenements in the City of London and suburbs to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1335.


Whereupon came Walter Salle and Thomas le Warner, goldsmiths, and put their claim upon the testament as to certain tenements therein contained.

Roll 63 (143).

"La Bowyere" (Roisia, called).—To Thomas her son all her tenements in the said (sic) parish of S. Andrew in tail, so that he maintain a chantry in the said parish church for the good of her soul and the souls of the aforesaid (sic) Walter Hert, her father, Master Ralph de Holebech, and others. Walter le Vannere, her nephew, and Alice, wife of the same, appointed guardians of the said Thomas, so that they render a faithful account of what they have received when he shall come to full age, according to the manner and custom of the City of London. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.], A.D. 1334.


Whereupon came Geoffrey Swele, "colmetere," (fn. 1) and put his claim.

Roll 63 (152)

Bret (Robert le), goldsmith.—His tenement in Melkstrete in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament. To Agnes his daughter his shop in the Goldsmithery (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Matthew de Fridaystrete. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Commemoration of Souls [2 Nov.], A.D. 1334.
Roll 63 (154).

Sinton (Alexander de), Rector of Baldeswell (fn. 3) in the diocese of Norwich.—His body to be buried within the cloister of the church of the Carmelite Friars. (fn. 4) To Thomas, the son of Marion his sister, his term of years in a certain tenement. To Anabilla le Botiller, for her praiseworthy service, the tenement wherein he lived, near the churchyard of S. Brigid, London, for life; and after her decease the same to be devoted to the maintenance of a light in honour of the Blessed Mary in the church of the friars aforesaid, where his body shall lie buried. Dated Saturday next after Ash Wednesday [8 Feb.], A.D. 1334.
Roll 63 (163).

Senecompe (Peter de), "cordewaner."—Assignment to John de Tiffeld, apothecary, of an extent on lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Eldefisshestrete belonging to John de Stanstede, fishmonger, one moiety of whose lands, &c., in the said parish had been delivered to the testator to satisfy a debt of eighteen pounds. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (164)

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

Enefeld (John, son of Sir Henry de, Knt.).—To Juliana his daughter for clothing an annuity of twenty shillings issuing from a house in Milkestrete; remainder to Richard his son. Also to the said Richard and to William his son houses in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkestrete. Other houses and rents in the same street to be disposed of by his executors for pious and charitable uses. Dated at the conventual house of Clerkenewell, Wednesday next after the Feast of Circumcision, viz., 3 Jan., A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (171).

Carpenter (Thomas), pepperer.—To Matilda his wife sixty pounds of silver and her entire chamber, with cloths linen and woollen, beds with all their furniture, chests, coffers, napkins, towels, and everything else appertaining thereto; together with all vessels and utensils whatsoever belonging to his hall, larder (dispensa), chamber, and kitchen. Also to the same certain houses in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog (fn. 5) near the Conduit (fn. 6) for life; remainder to Roger his son. Also to the said Roger fifty pounds, &c. (sic). To John de Clacford, his apprentice, forty shillings and release of his term. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (172)

Tailor (Richard, son of Walter, within Alegate).—To William his brother a brewhouse and rents in the parish of S. Katherine within Alegate, subject to certain charges for masses, tapers, bread for the poor, &c. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (175)

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

Palmere (Alan Le), "shipwryght."—To Philip his son a tenement inherited from William le Palmere, his father, in Pelitwales (fn. 7) in the said (sic) parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche. To Emma his wife an annuity; and to London Bridge twelve pence. Dated London, Friday the morrow of the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1335. Roll 63 (183).

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

Mundene (John de).—To Henry de Sudbury and Felicia, wife of the same, his sister, houses in Secollane without Newegate, and in Lovelane in the street called "la Elde Jurie." (fn. 8) Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (190).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [26 May].

Kelseye (fn. 9) (Robert de).—To Juliana his wife tenements and rents in Basyngelane and Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche for life, charged with the maintenance and education of Peter his son; remainder to the said Peter and John his sons. To Sir Thomas his son the reversion of a tenement in Milkestrete in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen. Certain tenements in the lane and parish of S. Laurence Jewry; in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog; in Colemanstrete, parish of S. Stephen; in Goderonlane, parish of S. John Zakary, and elsewhere, to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament ordained by him as to his movables. Also to the aforesaid John his son houses in Milk Street, subject to a yearly rent charge of six shillings and eightpence for the maintenance of a lamp in the chapel of S. Mary in the said church of S. Mary Magdalen. A chantry to be maintained in the same church for the good of the souls of Henry le Galeys, Sarah de Eldham, and others, out of rents of a seld called "Tannersselde" in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, and of a tenement in the lane and parish of S. Laurence Jewry. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, viz., 15 May, A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (194).

Monday the Feast of S. Mary Magdalen [22 July].

Shorne (fn. 10) (Benedict de).—To Alice his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe to pay his debts and legacies. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1335.


And the aforesaid Alice came and renounced the fee, &c.

Roll 63 (211)

Monday the Morrow of F. of Trans. of S. Edward, K. [13 Oct.].

Abyndon (fn. 11) (Stephen de).—To Richard his son in tail tenements in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar, charged with the payment of a sum of money to John Priour; remainder to John Torel and Margery his wife, daughter of the testator. Also to the said Richard a tenement in the Ropery (Cordaria), parish of All Hallows at the Hay. Also to the said John Torel and Margery a tenement, &c., in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower; and to Thomas their son for life the reversion of certain rents in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete after the decease of Isabella, daughter of the testator, wife of Benedict de Dytton; remainder to John, brother to the said Thomas. Tenements and rents upon Lothebury in the parishes of S. Margaret and S. Bartholomew; in the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgar; and in the parishes of All Hallows de Fancherche, S. Nicholas Hakon, and elsewhere, to be sold by his executors for payment of debts and legacies. To John de Weston and Geoffrey le Botiller, drapers, divers rents. Also to the church of S. Laurence de Candelwykestrete an annual quitrent charged on various tenements, for repair of bells, payment of ministers, &c. Also to Margery, &c. (sic). Dated London, Sunday the morrow of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (222)

Kyngeston (John de), skinner.—Two shops in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. To Margaret his wife a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre within Neugate for life; remainder to Agnes and Lucy his daughters in equal portions in tail, with cross remainders; ulterior remainder to pious uses. Also to Roisia, &c. (sic). Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (224).

Leyre (Robert de).—His quitrents in the City of London and in the suburb to be sold, and twenty-four marks to be expended on masses to be celebrated in the aforesaid (sic) church. Dated London, Thursday, 4 July, A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (232).

Atte Vyne (Roger).—Bequest for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Thomas the Apostle for the good of his soul and the souls of Emma and Cristina his former wives, Robert de Willebek, Richard his father and Mabel his mother, John and William and other brothers, his sisters, &c. Bequests also to the rector and to divers clerks and chaplains of the said church of S. Thomas the Apostle for a knell to be tolled upon the eve of his anniversary, and for keeping his obit, &c., and the maintenance of a perpetual chantry. To John atte Vine, his kinsman, his granary at Henle. To Thomas de Chaucombe and Roisia, wife of the same, houses and a portion of a wharf called "le Saltwharf" in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe. His houses, shops, &c., at Henle to be sold to pay his debts and legacies, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle [24 Aug.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (237).

Botoner (Laurence le).—To John his son his brewery in Bassieshawe in tail, charged with certain payments for the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Mary de Aldermanebury and S. Michael atte Corne; (fn. 12) remainder to Richard his son. Also to the said Richard a tenement in Bassieshawe, and one mark annual quitrent in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrok opposite Bokerellesbury. (fn. 13) To Matilda his daughter eight shops in Bassieshawe in tail, she paying to the Hospital of S. James near Westminster (fn. 14) twenty shillings. Also to Helwisia, &c. (sic). Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of the Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (238).

Monday the Octave of S. Martin [11 Nov.].

Benere (fn. 15) (Walter le).—To Johanna his wife, by way of dower and of her portion of all his goods and tenements, one hundred pounds sterling and her entire chamber: if, however, she should elect to claim her portion of his estate the above bequest to be void, and she to have of his goods and tenements only what the law allows. Also to his said wife a house in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete for life; remainder to Roger his brother in tail, provided that the said Roger should within a year after the testator's decease come and show himself in person to his executors. Also to his said wife shops at the corner of Candelwykestrete in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane. To William de Shrouesbury, glover, tenements in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul, Apostle [25 Jan.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 63 (249)

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

Crepelgate (Nicholas de), "poleter." (fn. 16) —To Isabella his mother and Cristina his wife rents in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete for their lives; remainder to John his son in tail. To Robert and Hamo his sons and to Alice his daughter also rents in the same parish. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (256).

Suffolk (John de).—To Margaret his wife all his tenements and rents whatsoever for life; remainder over. Dated London, the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 63 (257).

Monday next after the F. of S. Nicholas, Bp. and Conf. [6 Dec.].

Sterre (Richard).—To Johanna his wife a tenement and rents in the parish of S. Leonard in Estchepe for life. A certain sum of money owed to him by Thomas Doget to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Leonard in Estchepe and S. Margaret de Breggestrete, if ever the same should be paid to his executors. To Paul his servant and the aforesaid Thomas Doget rents also in the parish of S. Leonard in Estchepe. Dated Estchepe, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (267).

Rokesle (William, son of Stephen de, late corder).—The residue of his movables to be divided by his executors into three parts: one part to go to Margaret his wife by way of dower, a second to his children in equal portions, and the third to be devoted to doing some decorative work (fn. 17) about the representation of the Annunciation of the V. Mary in the new work of S. Paul's, and for a common pittance for the rectors, &c. To Sarah his mother an annuity of four pounds sterling in the town of Neuport. Also to his said wife for life houses and a wharf in Wandegoslane, (fn. 18) remainder to Sarah his daughter; and houses called "Beureper" (fn. 19) in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay and in Wandegoslane aforesaid for life, remainder to William his son in tail. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (268).

Westmenstre (Cheea de).—Certain rents near Holebournebregge and others due from the Friars Minors (fn. 20) to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Assumption of V. Mary [15 Aug.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (269)

Abyndon (Thomas, son of Stephen de).—To Stephen his brother in tail tenements and rents in Fridaystrete and Bredstrete and in the parishes of S. Dionisius near Garscherche and S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate; remainder to Isabella his sister, wife of Benedict de Ditton. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 63 (270)

Footnotes

1 Coal-meter or measurer of coals, for the purpose of levying coal dues for the City.
2 Aurifabria.
3 Co. Norfolk.
4 The White Friars, near the Temple.
5 Its parish church was dedicated to S. Osyth, a name still preserved in "Size Lane," near Bucklersbury, which street, Bays Stow, was possessed throughout by grocers (i.e. pepperers) and apothecaries.
6 The great conduit built in West Cheap circa 1285, temp. Henry Galeys, Mayor; being the first conduit that brought sweet water by pipes of lead underground from Tyburn (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, pp. 7, 99).
7 A part of Thames Street; so called, perhaps, from the Princes of Wales having lodged there (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed, 1876, p. 52). Cf. Little Britain, supra, p, 350, note.
8 Old Jewry.
9 One of this name appears as a man of influence in 1312; as Alderman in 1319 (ward uncertain); and M.P. for the City 1327-8.
10 From a fishmonger of this name the church of S. Bennet "Shorhog" is supposed to have been called.
11 Draper; Alderman of Dowgate Ward, from which he was removed anno 14 Edward II., during the short period that Sir Robert de Kendale was Warden of the City, and the Mayoralty in abeyance, owing to the King being offended with John Gisors for having admitted a felon to the franchise of the City (Letter-Book E, fol. 116b; 'French Chron.,' p. 253); Mayor in 1315-6, and M.P. for the City 1328-30.
12 S. Michael le Quern.
13 Here we have, as Riley remarks, the original form of the name "Bucklersbury," it being no doubt so called from the "Bury," court or residence, of the wealthy Italian family of Bokerels or Bokerelli.
14 Situate on or near the site of S. James's Palace, to which it gave its name (Loftie's 'History of London,' vol. ii. pp. 114-5).
15 Bevere (?).
16 Poulterer.
17 Ad quoddam honestum faciendum.
18 Windgoose or Wildgoose Lane, near the Steelyard at Dowgate.
19 The same are mentioned in the will of Sarah de Rokesle, supra, p. 283.
20 Or Grey Friars.