Wills
12 Edward III (1338-9)

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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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425-430

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'Wills: 12 Edward III (1338-9)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 425-430. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66874 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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ANNO 12 EDWARD III.

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

Brynkele (William, son and heir of John de).—To Alice his wife a messuage with shops in the parish of S. Michael near Queenhithe in the lane called "Sporunlane" (fn. 1) for life if the law permit, without committing waste (fn. 2) or destruction; also certain rents of tenements upon the wharf of Billyngesgate for her maintenance, and forty pounds of silver. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 65 (22)

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

Schirborn (William de), clerk, Rector of Stone (fn. 3) in the diocese of Rochester.—To William his nephew a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Stanynglane, reserving to Richard and John, brothers of the said William, a lower chamber with free ingress and egress for their lives. The said William and his successors, tenants of the aforesaid tenement, are to go at the time of his anniversary to the place where his body lies buried, there to remain for the two preceding days, and make solemn service as for a body present, so that not less than ten shillings be expended on the solemnity. Richard, a brother of the testator, mentioned as one of the executors. Dated in the testator's own chamber at Stone, VII. Kal. March [23 Feb.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 65 (24)

Poyntel (Roger).—To Sabine his wife tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanebury for life; remainder to Francis his son in tail; remainder over. Dated London, Sunday the vigil of S. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, in the month of September [21 Sept.], A.D. 1332.
Roll 65 (25).

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

Le Homere (Robert), of the parish of S. Martin de London.—To Alice his wife tenements in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate for life; remainder to Thomas his son in tail; remainder to William Gerard and William de Swayleslond, the testator's nephews, as tenants in common in tail, with cross remainders; ultimate remainder to charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 11 Edward III. [A.D. 1337].
Roll 65 (26).

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

Hynde (Beatrice la), of the parish of S. Andrew de Holbourn.—To William de Coblyngton, her son, the tenement which her husband John de Coblyngton acquired from Robert Hende and Alice Hende, his wife, in the parish of S. Andrew de Holbourne. The aforesaid Alice Hende, the mother of the testatrix, to have the custody of the said William so long as the said Alice shall live, to be succeeded by Robert le Mareschal, goldsmith. Dated at her hostel in the said parish of S. Andrew, Wednesday the morrow of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], 12 Edward III.' [A.D. 1337-8].
Roll 65 (41).

Clopton (Stephen de), Janitor of the Priory of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld.—To the said priory his shops in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermannebury for the maintenance of the work of the chapel of S. Mary newly constructed in the said priory. Dated in the Priory of S. Bartholomew, London, Friday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 65 (45).

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

Berkyngge (Stephen de), hosier.—To Stephen his son, Margaret, Johanna, and Agnes his daughters, pecuniary legacies. John de Berkyng, his eldest brother, appointed guardian to the said Stephen. All his tenements and rents in the City of London and suburb to be sold to pay his debts and legacies, and the residue devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1308 (sic).
Roll 65 (47).

Newcastle-under-Lime (William de), clerk.—Bequest of an annual rent, charged on his tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre within the liberty of the City, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. To Alice his wife all the tenements aforesaid, subject to the said charge, for life; remainder to Thomas his brother for life; remainder to the vicar and churchwardens of the said church, charged with the maintenance of a chantry and various pious and charitable uses, upon peril of their souls; the residue to be devoted to the maintenance of the fabric of the said church. Dated London, Wednesday, 15 April, A.D. 1338.


Whereupon came the aforesaid Alice, late wife of the testator, and put her claim upon a certain tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, which she and her husband together had acquired, by deed enrolled (fn. 4) in the Husting of London, from the executors of William le Chaundeler, &c., viz., in the tenth year of the present king, &c.

Roll 65 (51)

Stebbenhuth (Margery de).—To Edmund her son ten pounds of silver and her portion of a tenement near Sopereslane. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1336.
Roll 65 (55).

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

Atte Crouche (Frances, late wife of William, "cirgere," (fn. 5) of Candelwykestrete).—To Alice her daughter one mark annual quitrent in Westchepe, parish of S. Vedast. Guardians appointed of Thomas and John her sons. To Cristina her sister her robe, &c. Dated Friday next after the Feast of the Purification of the V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1333.
Roll 65 (71).

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

Tillebury (David de), apothecary.—To his executors all the tenements which he holds in the parish of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe under a statute merchant, in which Robert, son of Michael de Tolusane, stands bound to him for providing maintenance for Agnes, wife of the aforesaid Robert, and for Johanna their daughter. A tenement in the parish of S. Audoen, (fn. 6) together with brewing utensils, to be sold for pious uses and for fulfilment of his testament. Dated London, Friday the vigil of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 65 (75).

Bredstrete (Isabella, late wife of Ralph de, tailor).—To Margery her servant in return for useful and constant service her houses in the parish of S. Mildred de Bredstrete, so that, however, within one year after her decease the said Margery shall cause three annuals (fn. 7) to be celebrated by brethren of the Order of Preaching Friars in their house and convent, paying for each annual five marks, and also pay five marks to Cristina her servant for good service. Also to the same one "courtepy," (fn. 8) &c. Dated and accepted London, 8 October, A.D. 1338.
Roll 65 (82)

Hauteyn (Thomas), pepperer.—To Johanna his wife eighty pounds of silver and his tenement in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog for life; remainder to Thomas his son and Cristina, wife of the said Thomas, daughter of Thomas Poyntel, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for a term of ten years and for charitable uses. Also to the said Thomas the remaining term of John his apprentice, together with all utensils in his shop. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1337.
Roll 65 (90).

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

Hardel (Thomas).—To William his son four shops in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherche. William de Eppyng, tapicer, (fn. 9) appointed guardian to the said son. To John his son a garden in the above parish near the garden of the Priory and Convent of Ware. (fn. 10) Dated Leyton, (fn. 11) Sunday the Feast of H. Trinity [15 June], A.D. 1337.
Roll 65 (95).

Norton (Gregory de), called "atte Shire."—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary atte Hull to be sold to pay his debts, funeral expenses, &c. To Alice his wife all his other tenements whatsoever in London for life; remainder to Thomas his son. Also to Isabella, &c. (sic). Dated London, the morrow of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1337.


Whereupon came the said Alice and put her claim upon the said testament as to some tenements therein contained, &c.

Roll 65 (102)

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

Parys (William de) de Northwelde, co. Essex.—To Roger de Waltham, corder, a chamber built aloft in and beyond the lane called "Cosineslane" in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay. To Sir Ralph Spigurnel, Knt., and Alice his sister, wife of the testator, two tenements and certain rents in the same lane and parish. A parcel of land in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen at the Old Fish Market to be sold for the good of his soul. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.], A.D. 1338.
Roll 65 (105)

Abel (William), butcher.—To Johanna his wife all his tenements, goods, and chattels, so that she pay his debts and funeral expenses. Dated in his hostel, London, in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.], 11 Edward III. [A.D. 1337].


Whereupon came the aforesaid Johanna and renounced her fee in the said tenements, and claimed only a life interest, &c.

Roll 65 (111)

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

Mundene (fn. 12) (Robert de), Rector of Stifford (fn. 13) in the diocese of London.—A certain tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market to be devoted to the augmentation of a chantry in the church of S. Paul for the soul of John de Mundene, formerly canon of the same church. The residue, however, &c. (sic). Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.], A.D. 1338.
Roll 65 (112)

Footnotes

1 See note supra, p. 120.
2 A writ of waste was pleadable in the Husting of Common Pleas.
3 Near Dartford, co. Kent.
4 Hust. Roll 63 (149).
5 Wax chandler.
6 Or S. Ewin. This, together with the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, and so much of the parish of S. Sepulchre as lay within Newgate, is now one parish, viz., that of Christ Church, Newgate.
7 In this instance a commemoration service simply, and not a "year's mind."
8 A short cloak.
9 Maker of tapestry and carpets.
10 Co. Herts.
11 Co. Essex.
12 A will of the testator, of similar purport to this, and dated 1338, appears to be preserved among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral (see Appendix to Ninth Report Hist. MSS. Commission, p. 46 b).
13 Co. Essex.