Wills
16 Edward III (1342-3)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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452-465

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'Wills: 16 Edward III (1342-3)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 452-465. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66878 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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ANNO 16 EDWARD III.

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

Horton (Richard de), cofferer.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon, near the place of burial of his [wife ?] Felicia. All his tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhull, and all his goods, movable and immovable, he leaves to Mary his wife to sell and pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, Saturday the day before the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (6)

Lynne (Richard de), "mason," of the parish of S. Andrew near Castle Baynard.—His body to be buried in the said parish church. His house to be sold, and portions of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of John his son and Agnes his daughter, and of certain chantries for the good of his soul. Also to the said Agnes his house at Lamhethe with a curtilage and one acre of arable land. To Matilda de Tinchford and the aforesaid Agnes forty quarters of malt and six quarters of "Groutmalt," together with all his brazen vessels, bed linen, and other small ustilments. To John his son all his sheep at Briztheston (fn. 1) to the number of thirty-five; and to Agnes his daughter one moiety of his sheep at Enefeld, the other moiety to his executors for the benefit of his soul. Dated London, Tuesday the morrow of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.], A.D. 1340.
Roll 69 (7)

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

Bury (Thomas de), butcher.—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Leonard Estchepe. To Agnes his wife for life his capital tenement in the said parish of S. Leonard, except a certain shop, which he leaves to Margaret his daughter. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1340.
Roll 69 (9).

Coffrer (Peter le).—His body to be buried in the church of S. Peter de Bradestrate before the rood (ante Crucem). To Alexander his son and heir a brewhouse and a bakehouse, and two shops which the testator inherited from his father Alexander; also to the same in tail a tenement which he acquired from Sir William de Wycombe, a former rector of the said church of S. Peter; remainder to the rector of the same and his successors for pious uses. Richard de Preston, corder, appointed guardian to his said son, to whom he also leaves divers cups of silver and mazer, silver spoons, and other household goods, including coverlets of "Tirteyn," (fn. 2) pots, pans, and an iron grid (craticulam ferri). Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle, to wit, 20 September, A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (14).

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

Upton (Ralph de), draper.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Lothebury. Bequests to the said church for tithes and oblations forgotten, for the fabric and clerks, &c., as also to the churches of S. Mary le Bow, All Hallows de Honylane, S. Mary Magdalen de Melkestrete, S. Alban de Wodestrete, and others. Also bequests to the new fabric of S. Mary's Chapel in S. Paul's, and to the old work there; to the churches of the Friars Minors, Preaching Friars, Carmelites, Friars of the Holy Cross, and the Minoresses without Alegate; to each anchorite of London; and to the poor and infirm in each hospital in and around London. To the work of London Bridge twenty shillings. Directions as to his funeral and keeping of his obit. Bequests to Agnes and Matilda his sisters; to Thomas, Matthew, and John de Upton, his kinsmen (cognati); Margery, late wife of William de Upton, and Helena, sister of the said William; Walter de Freston, late his apprentice; and many others. To Margaret his wife (fn. 3) all his tenements in the ward of Colmanstrete, and two selds in the parish of S. Maille Bow, for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1341.

Also he leaves for the expenses of one or two men to fulfil his pilgrimage towards St. James (fn. 4) ten pounds.
Roll 69 (26).

Rede (John le), leatherseller. (fn. 5) —His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To John his son his portion of a tenement in Eedecrouchestrete, parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate; also (inter alia) six silver spoons and a banker (fn. 6) which John de Bromholm gave him, together with mazer cups, a large brass pot called "le Crowe," with low feet (fn. 7) (cum ymis pedibus), a bound bowl with double-mouthed ewer, two best chalons, (fn. 8) and four best sheets. His tenement in Goldynglane in the same parish to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to go to Agnes his wife by way of dower, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. To Dionisia his mother and Johanna his daughter divers household goods. To William le Eede and the said Dionisia, wife of the same, the remaining term of John de Bromholm, his apprentice, and the guardianship of John the testator's son. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1341.


At a subsequent court came William le Rede, leatherseller, and put his claim upon the said testament as to the tenement devised to John the testator's son.

Roll 69 (27).

Writele (Thomas de), called "apprentiz."—His body to be buried in the wall of the church of S. Margaret Patyns. To William de Ware, fishmonger, tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret Patyns and S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To the work of London Bridge he leaves his term of years in a certain tenement by grant of the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London. To John Lucas de Swarreby, clerk, ten shillings for assisting his executors in proving his testament. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.], A.D. 1341.


Whereupon came the rector and certain parishioners of S. Margaret Patyns, and put their claim upon the said testament in respect of certain tenements situate in that parish, which tenements John Sabelyn had given to the said church of S. Margaret in pure and perpetual alms (fn. 9) for the good of his soul and the souls of others, whereof Ralph de Coventre, parson of the said church, and his predecessors, together with certain parishioners, had been seised, &c. And the said Ralph de Coventre had demised the same to Thomas de Writele to hold, &c., contrary to the form of the gift aforesaid, &c.

Roll 69 (29)

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

Bakere (Simon), fishmonger.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Mary Wolcherch. To Margery his wife two tenements in Berebyndereslane in the said parish for life; remainder to Simon and John his sons. To William his son and to the infant en ventre sa mère fifteen pounds respectively. The residue of all his goods and chattels and the custody of his children he leaves to his said wife. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Hilary, Bishop [13 Jan.], A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (46).

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

Crane (Nicholas), Alderman.—His body to be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. Bequests to the said church on account of tithes and oblations forgotten or retained and for maintenance of fabric, as "well as to the rector and his successors for pronouncing every Sunday the indulgences granted by divers bishops, and confirmed by the Bishop of London, to all who shall pray for his soul and the souls of Amicia his wife and others. Bequests also to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. James near Westminster (fn. 10) for arrears of rent due. To Amicia, daughter of William his brother, for her marriage, twenty pounds sterling and divers household goods, and when she shall marry a robe of the value of twenty shillings; also tenements in the said parish of S. Nicholas, subject to certain rent charges, in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. To Katherine his wife a tavern, &c., in the same parish, for life; remainder to the aforesaid Amicia. Bequests of money and goods to Hugh de Lancastre and Dionisia, wife of the same, and devise of tenements in the said parish of S. Nicholas to the same in tail; remainder to pious uses. Bequests also of money and chattels to Ralph Baldewyn de Enefeld; to Cristina, daughter of William his brother; to John, son of John Bochard, and others. Also to Katherine his wife a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete for life; remainder over. Various tenements to be devoted to the maintenance of three chaplains in the said church of S. Nicholas for the good of his soul and the souls of Amicia and Katherine his wives and others, the said chaplains to reside together in his house in Pentecostlane. Dated London, 15 April, A.D. 1342.


Whereupon came Roger le Graunt Barber and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament as to a chamber and piece of land in the said parish of S. Nicholas, which the testator held of the said Roger.

Roll 69 (52)

Monday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Reyner (John), smith (fn. 11) of the Tower of London.—A tenement which he acquired from Edmund de la Tour, and wherein he lived, situate in Tower Street, parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherch, to be sold for pious and charitable uses after the decease of Amicia his wife, in the event of his children dying without heirs. The rest of his goods, &c. Dated London, Sunday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], 10 Edward II., A.D. 1317. (fn. 12) .
Roll 69 (63).

Monday the Vigil of the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June].

Mallyngg (John de), goldsmith.—To Hugolina his wife his tenement in Goderoneslane, parish of S. Vedast, for life; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Isabella and Hugolina his wives. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul, viz. 26 January, A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (69).

Fader (Boydin), butcher.—To Matilda his wife his capital tenement in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe. Dated London, Monday the morrow of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.]. A.D. 1341.


Whereupon came the said Matilda and renounced the fee in the said tenement, and claimed only a life interest.

Roll 69 (70)

Atte Belhous (Roger).—Certain rents in the parish of S. Audoen (fn. 13) to be sold, and also the solar and chambers from which the said rents issue, after the decease of Margaret his sister without an heir of her body, and the money to be devoted to pious uses for the souls of Walter atte Belhous and Olive, wile of the same. Also a brewhouse in the same parish to be sold to fulfil the last will of Olive his mother, and a portion of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Nicholas at the Shambles and S. Michael le Quern. To Henry his nephew the reversion of a term of years in a messuage within Neugate in the said parish of S. Audoen, after the decease of Isabella his wife; remainder to Johanna, sister of the said Henry. Dated at his hostel in London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (72)

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

Caxton (Matilda, relict of William de, late buriller (fn. 14) ).—Her body to be buried in the church of S. Thomas the Martyr de Acon. To the rector of the church of S. Swythin in Candelwykstrete her mansion house in Candelwykstrete and all her houses in S. Swythin's Lane for the maintenance of a chantry. Also to the new work of the aforesaid church of S. Thomas, and the Master and Brethren of the house of S. Thomas de Acon and their successors, divers tenements and rents in Shiteburnelane (fn. 15) and Candelwykstrete, so that a perpetual chantry be maintained in the said church, for the due performance of which sufficient security is to be given by the said brethren under their common seal. Also to the said church of S. Thomas she leaves a chalice, &c. Her tenement in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, in the chamber lately called the chamber of Roger le Croudere, situate within the precincts of the said house of S. Thomas, 26 May, A.D. 1339.
Roll 69 (76)

Wynnehelme (Robert), called "de Amyas." (fn. 16) —To Stephen de Fraunsard and Juliana his wife, cousin of the testator, lands, tenements, &c., in the street and parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete. The residue, &c. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle, viz. 4 December, A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (77)

Horton (Henry de).—Certain tenements devised to him by Roger le Porsere to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul and the souls of the said Roger; Benedict and Alice, the father and mother of the said Roger; Matilda de Horton, and others, according to the directions contained in the testament of the said Roger. Dated Wednesday, viz. 6 March, A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (88)

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

Waltham (Roger de), corder.—To Alice his eldest daughter a silver cup, and to Cecilia his daughter six silver spoons; the residue of all his goods and chattels he leaves to Edith his wife so long as she remain a widow. Also to his said wife lands, tenements, and wharf in Cosineslane and Roperestrete, parish of All Hallows at the Hay, for life, so long as she remain a chaste widow; remainder to John and Thomas his sons in successive tail. Also to Thomas his son, Sibil, Isabella, Katherine, and Alice the younger, his daughters, a cellar with solars in Cosineslane and also a wharf near the Thames for their lives and the life of the survivor of them; remainder over to the heirs of the body of the aforesaid Thomas his son, and in default of such heirs to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of All Hallows for the good of his soul and the souls of Edith his wife, William de Parys, John and Alice, the testator's father and mother, and others. Dated London, Thursday after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (89).

Pycot (Ralph), leatherseller.—His tenement in the parish of S. Laurence in Old Jewry, together with certain rents in Estchepe and elsewhere, to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. To John his son his brew-house in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, so that the said John have his soul in remembrance and distribute alms and pray for him, as a good son is bound to do for his father. The residue, &c. Dated London, Wednesday, 6 March, A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (90)

Dodeford (Adam de), pepperer.—His body to be buried in the church of S. John de Walbrok. To Matilda his wife, by way of dower of all his movable goods and chattels, one hundred marks, together with her entire chamber, beds, napkins, towels, vessels, utensils, and jewels whatsoever to the same appertaining, and also all instruments, weights, and other small necessaries belonging to his trade, lying in his shop in the parish of S. Antonin. Also to his said wife his term in the said shop and in his two apprentices, and all the tenements which he inherited from Robert de Dodeford, his father, at Horsshobregge, in the street of Walbrok in the parish of S. John de Walbrok, (fn. 17) and in the parishes of S. Botolph without Alegate, S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate, and S. Michael de Bassieshawe, to hold the same for her life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to Richard his. son in fee. The residue of all his goods and chattels, if any, after payment of debts and legacies, to be divided into two parts, whereof one moiety is to go to his said wife and children, and the other to be devoted to the good of his soul. The aforesaid Matilda appointed guardian of his children. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (91).

Oxenford (fn. 18) (John de), vintner.—His body to be buried in the church of S. James de Garlekhuth or elsewhere, according to the direction of his executors; one hundred pounds, (fn. 19) and more if necessary, to be expended on his funeral; one hundred pounds to be given to the poor of London on the day of his funeral; and other sums of money also to be distributed as directed. Pecuniary bequests to the said church of S. James for pious uses, as well as to the work of the church of S. Paul, the churches of S. Thomas de Acon, Iseldon, (fn. 20) S. John de Clerkenewell, Westminster, S. Mary de Redyng, Tilherst, (fn. 21) and others. Bequests of a cask of red wine to the Prior and Brethren of the church of S. John de Clerkenewell and to the Prior and Convent of Westminster respectively for the celebration of masses. Provision made for a chantry in the said church of S. James de Grarlekhuth for the benefit of his soul and the souls of Adam his father, Cristina his mother, Ralph and Gilbert his brothers, and others. Bequests of measures of red wine and money to the various orders of friars in London; the convents of S. Mary de Suthewerk, S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, Faveresham, S. Alban, Waldene, (fn. 22) Waverle, (fn. 23) Hurlee, (fn. 24) Lesnes, (fn. 25) Bermondeseye, Tiltey, (fn. 26) and Stratford; the nuns of Halywell, Clerkenewell, Kelebourne, Chesthonte, and Bromhale; (fn. 27) and the Minoress sisters without Alegate, in return for their prayers. Bequests for repairs of London Bridge, the great and the little bridges at Oxford, (fn. 28) as well as for the maintenance of a certain causeway (cujusdam cauce) surrounding the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Oxford, (fn. 29) and to the lepers therein; also for the maintenance of the bridges of Harpeford near Whatele, (fn. 30) Brayntebregge, (fn. 31) and of Maydenheth. (fn. 32) Alice his wife to elect to take a legacy of fifty pounds or her dower of all his goods, movable and immovable, and her chamber in entirety. To John, William, and Thomas his sons, and to Katherine, Johanna, and Margaret his daughters, respectively one hundred pounds, besides divers household chattels. Also to his said sons and daughters various tenements in the parishes of S. James de Garlekhuth, S. Martin in the Vintry, S. Leonard and S. Andrew Estchepe, and elsewhere. Dated 1 May, A.D. 1340.
Roll 69 (93).

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

Tirteyner (fn. 33) (John le).—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Mary his wife his tenement in the said parish of S. Giles for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated in the said parish, Thursday in Christmas week, A.D. 1339.
Roll 69 (96).

Aleyn (Geoffrey), fishmonger.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Dionisius before the rood there, to wit, between the two doors of the said church. To Matilda his wife all his tenements and rents in the City of London for life. To Alan his son the reversion of a tenement in Garscherche Street in tail, charged with an annuity to Isabella, sister of the said Alan, a nun of Stratford; remainders to Robert and William his sons, and Margery and Leticia his daughters. Also to the said Robert a tavern adjoining the church of S. Benedict de Garscherche in tail, with similar remainders over. To William his son a tenement and wharf near the Thames. To the said Leticia the reversion of all his rents in Walbrok in tail; remainder to the said Margery; and to Agnes his daughter rents in the aforesaid parish of S. Dionisius for life. Dated London, in the said parish of S. Dionisius, Monday the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (98).

The Morrow of Feast of Translation of S. Edward, K. [13 Oct.].

Cheyner (Henry), mercer.—His body to be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Laurence in the Jewry. Provision made for a chantry in the said church. To Alice his wife all his tenements within the City of London for life. To Thomas his son the reversion of his chief mansion, together with five shops, in Cattestrete; (fn. 34) and to John his son and Johanna and Isabella his daughters the reversion of houses, &c., near Melkestrete, to enjoy their respective portions without disturbance of each other's easements of light and water. A certain tenement in the lane of S. Laurence in the Jewry to be sold to pay his debts. His shop in the great seld (fn. 35) of London (la large sende de Loundres) he leaves to his wife for life, remainder to Thomas his son; and also the remaining term of his apprentices William and John. Dated Monday, the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1340.
Roll 69 (111).

Writele (Isabella, late wife of John de, cheesemonger).—To William her elder son her entire stock of animals and her bakehouse in the parish of H. Trinity the Less. To Emma her daughter a tenement in Phelipeslane, parish of S. Alphege near Crepelgate. Release also to the said Emma, relict of John le Rokele, and to William their son, of a debt of forty pounds sterling. To Alice her daughter a tenement in the said Phelipeslane. Pecuniary bequests to Thomas and John, sons of the said Emma. To the younger son of Walter de Writele, late son of the testatrix, all her brazen and leaden vessels and utensils, together with a bowl, ewer, cistern, and "Saltingetrogh," and other vessels belonging to her brewery in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, excepting vessels of silver, cups, and mazers. Pecuniary bequests also to Richard, Johanna, and Cristina, children of the aforesaid Walter, over whom the aforesaid William their uncle is appointed guardian. Dated London, Sunday next before the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1332.
Roll 69 (114).

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

Chaundeler (Matilda, relict of Amiel (fn. 36) le).—To Johanna, Cristina, and Margaret her daughters respectively divers specificchattels, and all her tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Botolph without Alegate and Stratford atte Bowe, the same to remain in the hands of Alexander le Mareschal until the said daughters come of age. Dated Monday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (121).

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

Coupere (Ivo le).—His body to be buried in the churchyard of S. Nicholas de Acon. To Elena his wife his mansion house in Lombardstrete in the said parish for life, enjoining her by her nuptial bond to dispose of the same by her testament for the good of their souls. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Giles, Abbot [1 Sept.], A.D. 1342.


Whereupon came Ivo, son of Geoffrey le Coupere, and put his claim upon the said testament.

Roll 69 (127)

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

Hynton (John de), wax-chandler. (fn. 37) —To the high altar of the church of All Hallows de Bredstrete twelvepence. After the decease of Lucy his wife the tenement which he occupied is to be sold, and specific sums out of the proceeds are to be given to the old work of the church of S. Paul, to the new fabric of the same, and the work of the church of S. Thomas de Acon; the residue to be devoted to the celebration of masses and other good uses for his soul and the souls of Lucy his wife, Margaret his former wife, his father, mother, and others. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (136)

Wycoumbe (Lucy, formerly wife of John de, late vintner).—To John Lambyn, fishmonger, her term in certain houses, shops, &c., so that he provide three chantries for the good of her soul and the soul of Richard de Essex, her former husband, for one whole year after her decease. To Katherine, daughter of the said Richard, a pecuniary bequest together with specific household chattels. To Johanna her daughter by John de Wycoumbe, her late husband, bequests of household goods, comprising silver cups and spoons, silk ear-cushions (auricularia), dishes, plates, "chargeours," &c., and rents in Estchepe; also a letter patent of the lord the king containing one hundred pounds and more in aid of her marriage when the time shall come. Bequests to the work of the church of S. Magnus and for the maintenance of chantries. The aforesaid John Lambyn appointed guardian of the said Katherine and Johanna during their minority. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1340.
Roll 69 (140).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Nicholas [6 Dec.].

Burdeyn (John), goldsmith.—All his children, together with all his tenements and other goods, to remain in the custody of Agnes his wife until his said children come of age. Also to his wife the term of William atte More, his apprentice. Also to his said apprentice his trade utensils. The residue, &c. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1341.
Roll 69 (147).

Monday the Octave of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Gardiner (Thomas le), citizen of London in the street without Bisshopesgate.—To Elena his wife his own hereditament for life; remainder to pious uses. To Humphrey his son his messuage and garden without Bisshopesgate. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Kalixtus, viz., XVII. Kal. Nov. [16 Oct.], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (148).

Marreys (John de), "fourbour." (fn. 38) —To Margery his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete in Watlyngstrete for life; remainder to William his son. To John his son a rent of six shillings and eightpence, charged on the aforesaid tenement for a term of four years. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1342.
Roll 69 (149)

"Person" (Robert, called), skinner.—To Roger de Nettlestede, skinner, a tenement at Douegate, parish of S. Michael de Pater-nostercherche, and others in the parish of S. John de Walebrok, charged with annual payments to two chantries in the said church of S. John. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1327.
Roll 69 (150).

Cros (William).—Bequest of five marks annually towards the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus; To Andrew Cros, formerly his apprentice, Beatrix, wife of the said Andrew, and to Richard their son, the reversion of a certain tenement after the decease of Alice his wife, daughter of Thomas Randulf. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1336.
Roll 69 (152).

Footnotes

1 Brixton.
2 Tirctaine, a kind of linsey-woolsey, worn ordinarily by French peasants
3 Cotgrave's 'Dict.,' s.v.). The name of John "le Tirteyner" occurs infra, p. 461.
4 "Hic de laico feodo" (here concerning lay fee) in margin opposite.
5 Versus Sanctum Jacobum: Santiago of Compostella in Galicia, Spain. It was near there that the body of S. James the Apostle was professed to have been discovered, in commemoration of which a shrine was erected which became much frequented by pilgrims.
6 Mercator allute,
7 A covering of cloth or tapestry, or cushion, for a bank or bench.
8 Cf. "too peces of silvere whit lowe feet." Will of Roger Flore, 1424, printed in 'The Fifty Earliest English Wills,' by Dr. Furnivall (p. 56).
9 "Chalones," or counterpanes.
10 Or Frankalmoign, a tenure whereby a religious corporation, aggregate or sole, holds lands of the donor to it and its successors for ever. It was by this tenure that formerly all ancient monasteries and religious houses held their lands, and by it many ecclesiastical and charitable institutions hold them at the present day.
11 See note supra, p. 415.
12 Fabri.
13 Twenty-five years appear to have elapsed between the date of the will and its probate and enrolment.
14 S. Ewin or S. Owen near the Shambles.
15 See note supra, p. 421.
16 Now Sherborne Lane.
17 Of Amiens.
18 "This parish church is called St. John upon Walbrooke, because the west end thereof is on the very bank of Walbrooke, by Horseshew bridge, in Horseshew bridge street" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 86).
19 Alderman (ward uncertain); Sheriff, 1323-4; and Mayor in 1341-2. Died in his year of office; the particulars of his death are set out in Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 212-3.
20 Such an amount (equal to at least 2,000l. in the present day) to be expended on any funeral appears quite exceptional.
21 Islington.
22 Tilehurst, co. Berks.
23 Co. Essex.
24 Co. Surrey.
25 Hurley near Bisham, co. Berks.
26 Co. Kent.
27 Co. Essex.
28 In or near Windsor forest, co. Berks.
29 The great bridge still survives in the name Grauntpount or Grandpont in the suburbs of Oxford, "near a certain bridge called Dencheworthe bowe" (Turner's 'Selections from the Records of the City of Oxford,' pp. 108, 177). There were several other bridges in or near the city, e.g., East Bridge, High Bridge, New Bridge. It is difficult, however, to identify any one of these with the little bridge which is here made the object of a bequest.
30 "The waie leading unto St. Bartholomewe's is a Causy leading directly thither, which is a poore Hospitall, belonging unto Oriell Coll., and is counted the utmost Limitt of the Universitie Eastward" (Leonard Hutten's 'Antiquities of Oxford,' a reprint for the Oxford Historical Society, 1887, p. 104).
31 Wheatley (?), near Oxford.
32 Brentford (?).
33 Maidenhead.
34 Maker of a coarse kind of woollen cloth known as tirteyn. See note supra, p. 453.
35 Or Cateaton Street, now Gresham Street.
36 The Great Seld (at one time known as the Great Seld of the Lady Roisia de Coventre) was situate in the "Mercery" of Chepe, near the Hospital of S. Thomas of Acon, the site of which is now occupied by Mercers' Hall.
37 Or Amyel.
38 Cererarius.
39 The ordinances made in 1350 for governing the craft of Fourbours or Furbishers are set out in Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 258-9.