Wills
18 Edward III (1344-5)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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472-475

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'Wills: 18 Edward III (1344-5)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 472-475. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66880 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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ANNO 18 EDWARD III.

Monday the Octave of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].

Tale worth (Richer de).—To Thomas de Stondon, his nephew, rents in the parish of S. Mary atte Boghe which the testator had by feoffment of Richer de Refhame. Dated Monday next after the Feast of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1343.
Roll 71 (11)

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

Swift (Philip), fripperer.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Christopher, London. A certain tenement in the parish of S. Christopher to be sold after the decease of Matilda his wife, except a portion granted to Alice his mother for life, and an annuity to be paid thereout to Juliana his daughter for her marriage. To each of his executors ten shillings for their trouble. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Vincent [22 Jan.], A.D. 1343.
Roll 71 (31).

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

Gildesburgh (Roger de), Rector of the church of Hawardyn. (fn. 1) —His body to be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Mary Magdalen near Oldefishstrete. Provision made for a chantry in the said church, and also for one in the church of Gildesburgh. (fn. 2) Dated London, Thursday in Easter week [4 April], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (63).

Baudry (Thomas), plumber.—To Elena his wife and John his brother, if they shall live together, the term of his mansion house. To John his son and Matilda his daughter specific bequests of money and chattels, his said children remaining in the custody of their mother during minority or until marriage, or until they shall have been put to a trade, she giving security therefor at the Guildhall according to the custom of the City of London; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife for life a messuage in the parish of S. Mary atte Hell. The residue of all his goods, after payment of his debts, to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to remain to the testator himself, (fn. 3) the second to his wife, and the third to John, Agnes, and Matilda his children in equal portions. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], 17 Edward III. [A.D. 1343].
Roll 71 (64)

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [2 June].

Denham (John de), fishmonger.—His shop in Eldefisshstrate to be sold to pay his debts and fulfil his testament; the residue to go to Katherine his wife for her maintenance. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1343.
Roll 71 (67).

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

Newburgh (Ambrose de), clerk.—His body to be buried in the church of the Priory of Bustlesham (fn. 4) in the diocese of Saram, in the county of Berks, to which priory he leaves a tenement and wharf in the parish of S. Andrew near Castle Baynard for masses to be celebrated in his memory before some altar in the priory having an image of S. Ambrose. To the Rector of S. Andrew near Castle Baynard six shillings and eightpence. Tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict near le Wodewharf and S. Mary de Somerset to be sold by his executors, and the celebration of 3,000 masses to be provided thereout within half a year after receipt of the proceeds. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (105)

Farndon (Thomas de), goldsmith.—To Isabella his wife all his tenements in Wodestrete and in Goderonelane in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete for life; remainder (as to a portion) to William his son in tail. His said wife appointed guardian of his children during minority or until marriage, she giving security therefor. Provision made for the marriage of Katherine his daughter, and for the infant with which his wife may at the time be enceinte, out of the rents of certain shops in the above parish; remainder to the said Isabella for life; remainder to the aforesaid William. Dated London, Monday the vigil of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1343.
Roll 71 (113).

Deynes (John, son of Simon, late ironmonger).—His shop, &c., in the parish of S. Mary de Colchirche to be let for a term of five years, and forty shillings of the rent to go to Edmund his brother, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses; after the expiry of the said term the said shop to remain to Simon his brother in tail. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (114)

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

Palmere (Martin), shipwright.—To John his youngest son a moiety of the boat (batellus), (fn. 5) together with its apparel (attillia), whereof Henry Goldyng is master. To Cecilia his daughter a certain small "coket" (fn. 6) (cokettum), when finished, lying on the wharf. To Johanna his daughter a certain other small "coket." His tenement with houses and wharf in Petit Wales near the Tower to be sold to pay his just debts. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (119)

Carlisle (Adam de), cordwainer.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Augustine before the rood, he being a parishioner. To Agnes his wife his messuage in the parish of S. Augustine aforesaid for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday next after Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (126)

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edmund, King [20 Nov.].

Trappe (John), skinner.—To Agnes his wife the remaining term of his apprentice; also his tenement in the parish of S. John de Walbrok for life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. The residue of all his goods and chattels after payment of debts and legacies to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to go to his said wife, another to his said son, and the third to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. His wife appointed guardian of his son during minority. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (134).

Alisaunder (John), weaver.—His body to be buried in the church of S. Griles without Crepelgate, he being a parishioner. To Agnes his wife his capital tenement in la Redecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life; remainder to John his son, subject to the payment of forty shillings of silver to Matilda his daughter. If both the said John and Matilda should die under age the aforesaid tenement to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry, &c. Also to his said son and daughter divers specific household goods and chattels; and to his said wife the remaining term of his apprentices. Dated London, in the aforesaid parish, Monday the vigil of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 71 (138).

Footnotes

1 Co. Chester.
2 Co. Northampton.
3 Called, in the case of an intestacy, "the portion of the deceased," and usually applied by the Church in pios usus.
4 Bistlesham, or Bysham Montague, a priory of Augustinian canons founded in 1338; now known as Bisham Abbey.
5 Among the dues for vessels landing goods at Queenhithe given in Strype's Stow ('Survey,' ed. 1720, bk. iii. p. 217) there is the following: "For every vessel called a Battel, bringing rushes, four Pence."
6 Probably a cogg or cock boat. Cf. "La Cogge of All Hallows," "La Seinte Marie Cogge," and a ship called" Cokiohan," probably meaning "Cogg John" (Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 194, 198).