Wills
11 Edward III (1337-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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417-425

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'Wills: 11 Edward III (1337-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 417-425. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66873 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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ANNO 11 EDWARD III.

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

Anesty (Robert de), senior, de Edelmeton. (fn. 1) —Certain rents near Neugate in the parish of S. Sepulchre to be devoted to masses in the church of Edelmeton for the good of his soul and the souls of Richard, Diamanda, Richard, Nicholas, and Geoffrey, (fn. 2) and others, which rents the testator acquired by devise of Richard de Anesty, his brother. Dated Edelmeton, Monday, 4 November, A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (1).

St. Alban (Felicia de).—To Johanna la Brocheres rent of a shop held by William, called "le Clerk," butcher, at the Shambles of S. Nicholas. Her tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate, and rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, to be sold, and Roger le Mareschal, chaplain, to receive an annuity of six marks for the space of three years after her decease for celebrating in the said parish of S. Botolph for the good of her soul and the souls of others. Dated at her residence without Aldrichesgate, Saturday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (4).

Monday the Morrow of Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].

Stokwell (Isabella, wife of John de, painter).—To Robert de Herlawe, saddler, the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Giles held by Richard de Stokwell, painter, and Cristina his wife for their lives. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (7).

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

St. Alban (William de), chandler.—To Johanna his wife shops in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche for life if she remain unmarried; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of the Assumption of the V. Mary [15 Aug.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (14)

Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].

Milleward (Walter le).—To Agnes his wife his capital tenement in Petit Wales (fn. 3) in the parish aforesaid (sic) for life; remainder to Robert his son. Also to the said Robert tenements and wharf beyond le Watergate, situate opposite the aforesaid capital tenement, in tail, together with rents in Briggestrate. Also to his said wife her entire chamber, &c. To John junior, his son, one robe, one hundred shillings of silver, and his entire brewery with adjacent wharf in the same parish in fee tail. To John le Purser, (fn. 4) also his son, tenements in Tower Street in the parish of S. Dunstan. To Katherine his daughter, wife of Nicholas de Donstaple, all his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew Hubert; and to John his son, "sadeler," tenements in the churchyard of the said church of S. Dunstan. To Katherine, daughter of Henry Swote, fishmonger, shops in Berewardeslane in the parish of All Hallows [de Berkyngcherche] To London Bridge half a mark. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], A.D. 1334.


Whereupon came John de Croydon, fishmonger, and put his claim as to four marks annual quitrent issuing from a certain tenement in Briggestrete.

Roll 64 (24)

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

Kent (John de), called "Sackere." (fn. 5) —To Johanna his wife her entire chamber, and all his tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete for life; remainder in trust for sale for maintenance of vestments and other ornaments for the church of All Hallows and for providing a chantry in the same. To Alice his servant a shop and an annuity. Also to his said wife tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate for life; remainder to Richard his brother in tail; remainder to John le Sackere, senior, and Johanna, wife of the same. If his said wife should claim dower of three acres of land which Adam de Farendon bought of the testator, (fn. 6) then the said Adam and his heirs are to enjoy six shillings and eightpence rent of tenements in the aforesaid parish of All Hallows during the lifetime of the said Johanna. Dated London, Saturday before the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (25).

Gayton (William de), "tabourer." (fn. 7) —To the Warden and priests of the New Hospital of S. Mary within Crepelgate (fn. 8) a tenement with shops and gardens situate without Aldresgate in the parish of S. Botolph, so that they provide a chantry for the good of his soul and the souls of Ada his wife, &c. Also to Adam de Turnoye, &c. (sic). Dated London, Monday the vigil of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (31).

Ludyngton (Robert de), of Stone near Derteford.—To Custance his wife and John and Robert his sons his house in Athelyngstrete (fn. 9) in the parish of S. Andrew Castle Baynard for the term of their lives; and after their decease the same to be sold for charitable uses. Dated at Stone, Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (32)

Essex (Richard de), vintner.—To Lucy his wife his term in his mansion house in the said (sic) parish of S. Magnus; also the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Katherine near Cristchi[r]che. To Katherine his daughter ten marks, a basin and ewer (fn. 10) (cum lotorio), a cup of silver with enamelled cover of the weight of sixteen shillings, and other household chattels. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (38).

Hore (John le), blader. (fn. 11) —To Robert le Hore, salter, his brother, all his tenements in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry. To Johanna his wife, her heirs and assigns, (fn. 12) a shop in the parish of S. Alphege and in Wodestrete. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (40).

Atte Cherche (Geoffrey).—To Isabella his wife a brewery, houses, and shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre for life, charged with certain annual payments for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of his soul and the souls of Richard his father, Margaret his mother, and others, for tolling his knell (pro classico meo pulsando), and for payment of chaplains and clerks singing Placebo and Dirige, (fn. 13) &c.; remainder to the wardens and rent collectors of the said church of S. Sepulchre for the time being, for keeping up the aforesaid chantry, &c., and for the maintenance of the church fabric. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (52).

Ussher (Walter), tanner.—To Sarah and Johanna his daughters a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre in the lane called "Sacollane" for their lives; remainder in trust for sale by the wardens and rent collectors of the said parish church for pious and charitable uses. To Alice his wife his place and table in the house called "Tannereselde" (fn. 14) in the parish of S. Mary le Bow if she marry a freeman of the testator's handicraft, or as long as she remain a widow, otherwise the said place and table to remain to John his apprentice. Also to his said wife his interest in a mortgaged house in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourn. Three shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre mortgaged by William de Hakeney to be sold if not paid off, and the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (53).

Caller (fn. 15) (Robert le).—Certain rent charges in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for a term of sixteen years after his decease, for the good of his soul and the souls of Ralph his father, Agnes his mother, Johanna his late wife, William, Richard, and Thomas le Caller his brothers, &c. To William his son in tail all his tenements in the aforesaid parish, subject to the above rent charges, and to an annuity to Henry his son, to whom he leaves the reversion of the same, and a certain stone vault in Cordwanerstrete in the same parish. To Geoffrey de Weston, draper, and Margaret his wife, daughter of the testator, an annual rent in Turnebastonlane in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche; also the reversion of a tenement in Cordwanerstrete in the said parish of S. Mary held by John de Braye, woolmonger, and Johanna his wife, daughter of the testator; and the reversion of a tenement in the said parish of S. Thomas held by Robert Missok, woolmonger, and Margery his wife, another daughter of the testator. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1335.
Roll 64 (54

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

Brauncestre (Alan, son of Alan de).—To Alice his wife by way of dower a tenement in the parish of S. Faith in the Crypt of S. Paul's for life; remainder to pious uses. A shop in Chepe in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete, and one mark rent in Goselane in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, to be sold, and ten pounds sterling of the proceeds to go to his said wife, and the residue to pay his debts and fulfil his testament. Dated Halywell, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.]. A.D. 1336.


Whereupon came Margaret de Brauncestre and put her claim upon the testament, &c.

Roll 64 (57)

Flory (Thomas).—All his tenements in the vill of London to be sold by his executors, and two chantries to be therewith maintained in the church of All Hallows in the Ropery (in Roperia). Dated Cantebrigge, Friday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (58).

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

Saflray (Brian) de Pampesworth.—To Henry atte Ware de Tothull a house in Mogwellestrete in tail; remainder to charitable uses. Also to John de London, &c. (sic). Dated Wednesday next after the Feast of H. Trinity [26 May], A.D. 1336.
Roll 64 (70)

Chipstede (Roger de), tanner.—To Avice his wife for life houses and shops in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Wandageyneslane; (fn. 16) remainder to Thomas his son. Also to the said Thomas and the aforesaid (sic) Matilda his daughter in several tail the reversion of a tenement in the said parish of S. Sepulchre within the Bar of Smethefeld in equal portions, with cross remainders. Also to his aforesaid wife his place and table in the house called "Tannereselde" in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, provided she remain a widow or marry a freeman of the said house and of the testator's craft, otherwise the same to remain to Laurence his son. Also to the aforesaid Matilda his daughter ten marks and his third best leaden trough. Dated London, Wednesday next before Easter [20 April], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (79)

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

Hardel (Richard) de Buddele.—To William and Richard his sons, and Alice and Agnes his daughters, divers rents issuing from tenements at Oystergate in London; the residue of his goods to Margery his wife. Dated at Buddelee, (fn. 17) Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], 10 Edward III. [A.D. 1336].


Whereupon came John, son of the said Richard, and put his claim.

Roll 64 (86)

Honylane (William de), fishmonger.—His brewhouse without Neugate in Holbourn to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of divine service in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid (sic), and other charities. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (88).

Grenewyche (Peter de).—To Emmota his wife a certain brewhouse for life, and after her death the same to be sold for pious uses. To Matilda his daughter a shop in tail; remainder to pious uses. Also to Emmota his wife, &c. (sic). Dated Thursday next before the Feast of Easter [20 April], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (89).

Kent (Thomas de), tanner.—To Thomas and John his sons a house in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid (sic) in successive tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also he leaves his best robe, &c. (sic). Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (90).

Twomere (William), tanner.—To Idonea his wife a brewery with houses and shops in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate in la Morestrete for life; after her death the said brewery to be sold for pious and charitable uses. To William his son his capital tenement in the same street and parish. To Alice, Johanna, and Agnes his daughters tenements in Redecrouchestrate, la Morestrate, and Grubbestrate in the same parish. Dated London, Thursday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (111).

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

Chetyndon (Thomas de).—To Thomas, son of Walter de Mordon, his godson, the reversion of tenements in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrete after the decease of Johanna his wife, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. Tenements in Sholane and Fletestrete in the suburb of London to be sold by his executors after the decease of his said wife, and the proceeds distributed at their discretion. Dated in Fletestrete, Monday the Feast of S. Edward, Confessor [13 Oct.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (121).

Meleford (fn. 18) (Master William de), Archdeacon of Colchester and Canon of London.—To the church of S. Paul, London, and to the archdeaconry of Colcestre, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Paul, a certain tenement and piece of garden situate in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk, being of the ancient fee of the said church of S. Paul. Directions follow as to the appointment to the said chantry, to which he also leaves a portifory (fn. 19) and small missal, one chalice and complete vestment, with all necessaries for celebration. Also he leaves to the parish church of Meleford, (fn. 20) &c. (sic). Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Assumption of the V. Mary [15 Aug.], A.D. 1334.
Roll 64 (127).

Arblaster (Maegery, late wife of Walter le, de Fletestrete).—Two tenements in "Fletestestrete" to be sold for pious and charitable uses. To Walter atte Sloo ten shillings. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Erkenwald, Bishop [30 April], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (128).

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

Fulham (Heremann de), "burler" (fn. 21) —To Johanna his wife rents in the street and parish of Fanchurche, London, and in the parish of S. Mary de Abchurche in a place called "Caponeshors." Matilda de Kaxton and Henry, son of John atte Gate, mentioned. Also to his sister Johanna, &c. (sic). Dated London, Sunday the morrow of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (137)

Suffolk (Agnes, daughter of Alan de), late wife of William Clerk.—To John de Romeneye, potter, and Agnes his wife, daughter of the testator, houses in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid (sic). Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], in the year of grace 1337.
Roll 64 (138)

Houghton (William de), tailor.—To Margaret his wife a tenement in the aforesaid (sic) parish of S. Mary Magdalen for life; remainder to William his son. Also to the said William one bed, &c. (sic). Dated London, Monday the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (139).

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

Treyere (Robert, son of Robert le).—His tenements opposite Billyngesgate to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds to be divided into two parts, one moiety to go to Alice his wife, and the other to be divided between Alice and Idonia his two daughters, reserving, however, a sum of ten shillings for four trentals of masses. Dated Monday the vigil of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (158).

Wyndhille or Wyndlmlle (Emma de).—To the same Sir William (fn. 22) (sic) all her tenements in Silverstrate and S. Vedaststreet, London. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 64 (161).

Footnotes

1 Edmonton, co. Middlesex.
2 Perhaps a brother of the testator, one of that name being mentioned (as executor), as also are Sibil the wife and William the son of the said Geoffrey.
3 See note supra, p. 412.
4 Pouchmaker.
5 Sackmaker. Adam le Sakkere occurs in City Records (Letter-Book E, f. 85).
6 At common law a wife could claim by way of dower a life interest in one third part of all lands and tenements whereof her husband had once become solely seised, either in fee simple or fee tail in possession, at any time during coverture. After the passing of the Act for the Amendment of the Law relating to Dower (3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 105) a wife could only claim dower of such lands and tenements as the husband died entitled to, and in which her right to dower had not previously been barred. Thus whilst actual seisin by the husband was rendered no longer essential, a widow could equally no longer claim her dower out of any land which had been absolutely disposed of by her husband either in his lifetime or by will.
7 Riley suggests that this may mean a maker of tabours or small drums ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xxi).
8 See note supra, p. 362.
9 Probably Addle Street.
10 Or larer, as it appears in the 'Fifty Earliest English Wills,' edited by Dr. Furnivall for the Early English Text Society, 1882.
11 Cornmonger.
12 No objection seems to have been taken to this devise to a wife of more than a life estate, contrary to the custom of the City of London.
13 Evensong for the dead was known by the term "Placebo," from the anthem "Placebo Domino in, regions vivorum," with which the service commenced. And as the first anthem at Matins the next morning commenced with "Dirige" ("Dirige Domine Dens mens in compectu tuo viam meam......") the whole of the morning's service came to be designated a Dirige or "Dirge" (Rock's 'Church of our Fathers,' vol. ii. p. 503).
14 A seld in Friday Street, to which all foreign (i.e., non-citizen) tanners had to bring their hides and pay certain dues. It was the private property of Adam Lovekyn in 1370, when he complained to the Lord Mayor and the Recorder that he was being defrauded of his dues.
15 There was an Alderman of Cordwainer Street Ward of that name; Sheriff, 1301-2.
16 Otherwise called Windagain or Turnagain Lane.
17 Budleigh, co. Devon (?).
18 Another will of his of the same year and of considerable length is said to be preserved among the archives in the possession of the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's (Appendix to Ninth Report Hist. MSS. Commission, p. 46b).
19 Or Portehors, a portable breviary.
20 Co. Suffolk.
21 Bureller, maker of a coarse cloth known as "borel." "Borel men" or "folk" in early writers were humble laymen, customarily dressed in this cloth.
22 Perhaps Sir William de Cliff, clerk, one of her executors.