Wills
21 Edward III (1347-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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492-500

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'Wills: 21 Edward III (1347-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 492-500. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66883 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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ANNO 21 EDWARD III.

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

Pycard (Hugh).—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Acon. His tenement in the parish of All Hallows the Less upon the solar (fn. 1) (sic) in Thames Street to be sold to pay off a mortgage on a tenement in the lane and parish of S. Mary de Abbechirche. To Isabella his wife all his tenements in Abbechirche Lane in the said parish of S. Nicholas Acon for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the first five years after his decease; and to Matilda his daughter the reversion of his capital tenement in Abbechirche Lane. Another tenement in the same lane to be sold, after the decease of his wife, for pious uses. To Robert his son forty shillings and one of his own robes (unam robam de usitacione meet). To Sabine de Eppyng half a mark. The residue, &c. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.], A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (13).

Monday next before Feast of SS. Perpetua and Félicitas [7 Mar.].

Bolyngbrok (William de).—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to Robert, (fn. 2) the vicar of the said church; to Sarah his daughter and William her son; to Katherine his daughter and Juliana his daughter, wife of William le Cook; and to Sir Walter de Bolyngbrok, chaplain, his brother. To "Alena" his wife his mansion house with shops for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Friday the Feast of S. Edward, King and Confessor [5 Jan.], A.D. 1346.


Whereupon came "Athelina,"late wife of the aforesaid William de Bolyngbrok, late brewer, and put her claim upon a certain tenement held by Stephen le Cok in the said parish of S. Sepulchre. And the said "Athelina" granted to Juliana her daughter, wife of the said Stephen, and the heirs of her body, an annual rent of forty-four shillings issuing from the said tenement.

Roll 74 (37)

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

Hardel (John).—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Martin in the Vintry. To John Hardel, his brother, of the Order of the Friars Minors, an annuity of twenty shillings, charged on all his tenements in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid. Provision made for a chantry in the above church. All his tenements aforesaid he leaves to Matilda his wife and Margery their daughter (filie nostre), and to Sabine and Isabella his daughters (filiabus meis), in equal portions for their lives. The residue of his goods not otherwise disposed of to go to his said wife and Margery their daughter. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (43)

Navestok (Emma, late wife of John de, "chaundeler").—To Godfrey de Claveryng her shops in the parish of S. George without the Bar in Suthwerk. Her shop at Billyngesgate to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, the vigil of Easter [27 March], A.D. 1345.
Roll 74 (49).

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

Faunt (William).—To be buried in Christ Church, London. Bequests to William de Whatton, goldsmith, and Alice, sister of the same. To the Prior and Convent of Christ Church the reversion of tenements in Silver Street and of a certain messuage, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Olave for the good of the souls of the testator and of Johanna his wife. To the Mayor of London for the time being one mark for a state stall (pro una cella pro estate), whence to see two or three times a year that the provisions of the chantry are properly carried out, and if default be found, that the said prior, &c., may be chastised according to the tenor of the deed enrolled (fn. 3) in the Guildhall. Bequests to the parish church of Lesnes. (fn. 4) Dated Wednesday next after the Feast of the Close of Easter, (fn. 5) A.D. 1345.
Roll 74 (57).

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

Frere (Henry) de Iseldon.—To the Prior and Convent of the church of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld certain houses in the street and parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (71)

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

Stokwell (William de), painter. (fn. 6) —Richard de Stokwell, citizen and painter, charged on peril of his soul with the maintenance of a chantry according to the promise made by the said Richard upon the purchase of the testator's tenements in Redecrouchestrete, parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To John de Stokwell, painter, his kinsman, his interest in certain rents in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (75).

Ivylane (John de), "cerger." (fn. 7) —All the tenements in Yvilane which he received from John his brother to be sold after the decease of Matilda his wife for pious uses, and Alice his daughter to have twenty shillings out of the proceeds. Dated Thursday next after the Feast of S. Ambrose, Bishop and Confessor [4 April], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (80).

Grauntebrugge (William de), "pheliper." (fn. 8) —To be buried in the church of S. Christopher near the tomb of Elena his late wife. To Matilda his wife his tenement upon Cornhull in the said parish of S. Christopher for life; remainder to Roger his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. Also to the said Roger his term in certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary atte Bowe. Bequests of money and chattels to "Dulce" and Johanna, daughters of Clement le Cook and of Alice, wife of the same, and Nicholas, son of the said Clement, as also to the aforesaid Roger. Dated 22 August, A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (94).

West (Thomas), "sporier." (fn. 9) —To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Michael de Bassieshawe. Provision made for a chantry in the said church. To Matilda his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid for life, subject to annuities to William his son, Matilda and Agnes his daughters, and Robert his son; remainder to his said children in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, 17 June, A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (95)

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

Turnham (Simon de), fishmonger.—To the high altar of his parish church of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market for tithes and oblations omitted and forgotten half a mark. Tenements in the parishes of S. Peter the Less near Pouleswharf and S. Nicholas Coldabbeye to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid and S. Mary de Somerset, for the good of the souls of himself and Isabella his wife, for a term of twenty years after their decease. To Margaret his natural (fn. 10) daughter the reversion of the tenement occupied by him in the said parish of S. Mary Magdalen, upon payment of forty pounds of silver to his executors or to four parishioners of the said parish; otherwise the same to be sold and the proceeds distributed among Alianora the wife and John and Isabella the children of Hugh his son; Alianora, daughter of Johanna his daughter; and others, and in pious and charitable gifts. His shops and solars at le Fisshwharf in the parish of S. Mary Somerset to be sold to pay his debts and funeral expenses. Richard Wynk, his apprentice, to be discharged of the remaining term of his apprenticeship, and to have his premium returned, less the amount already expended upon his board and other expenses. John Fikeys, another apprentice, to continue to serve Isabella his wife or his executors, and she or they to represent him at the end of his term in the Guildhall of London as a good and faithful apprentice, as is the custom, and make him free and lawful (legalem), according to the custom of the City for apprentices. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (109).

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

Waltham (William de), cordwainer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, near Juliana his late wife. All his tenements in the parish of S. Brigid to be sold to pay his debts, and, if there be sufficient, Margaret his daughter is to have six marks for her marriage. Dated Fletestrete, in the suburb of London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (117).

Joye (John), woolmonger.—To Mabel his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns for life; remainder to their children. Dated London, at his house aforesaid, 3 March, A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (119).

Weston (Peter de), potter.—To be buried in the churchyard or church of S. Botolph without Alegate. To Matilda his wife all his tenements in the City of London or suburb for life; remainder as to a certain tenement to William and Thomas his kinsmen for their lives and the life of the survivor. To his mother an annuity of thirteen shillings and fourpence. Dated London, Thursday the vigil of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (120).

Hosebonde (fn. 11) (Sir Nicholas), Minor Canon in the church of S. Paul.—To Master Gilbert de Brewera, (fn. 12) Dean of the said church, and the Chapter of the same and their successors, an annual quitrent of eight marks and two doves, for the most part white and enclosed in a box, which the Prior and Convent of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld were bound to pay him annually on account of certain lands and tenements in the church of S. Sepulchre without Neugate on Holy Thursday (die cene domini), after the Maundy supper (prandium ad mandatum (fn. 13) ) in the said church of S. Paul, for lighting the Easter taper on Easter Eve; on condition that the said Dean and Chapter appoint a minor canon of the said church to celebrate for the good of his soul and the souls of William and Katherine his father and mother, Master Richard de Bynteworth, (fn. 14) late Bishop of London, and others, and pay the said canon five marks annually. In default of such appointment the Mayor of the City of London to appoint. The residue of the said eight marks to be devoted to other pious and charitable uses. Dated 7 April, A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (126).

Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].

Holebourn (John de), clerk.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew de Holebourn. To Dionisia his wife one moiety of all his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid for life, remainder to his children; and the other moiety to his said wife for life, subject to certain payments to Nicholas and Thomas his sons, Alice, Cristina, and Cecilia his daughters. Dated in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (130)

Brampton (William de).—Bequest for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Margaret de Lothebury for the good of his soul, the souls of Avice his late wife and others, out of rents of his brewery in the said parish of S. Margaret. To Sewal his son and Geoffrey Coleman, his kinsman, lands, &c., in Westchepe, parish of S. Pancras; and to the said Sewal the aforesaid brewery. To Johanna his wife his capital tenement in the same parish for life in satisfaction of dower and of her share of his tenements; remainder to the said Sewal his son and Sibil and Alice his daughters. Dated London, Monday-next after the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (131)

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

"Spicer" (John, called) de Oxon.—To Agnes his daughter for teaching her some craft one hundred shillings, a coffer, and a black "forcer." (fn. 15) Tenements in the City of London to be sold by his executors for performance of legacies. Dated 1 August, A.D. 1346.
Roll 74 (134).

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

Lucas (Adam).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael de la Crokedelane. All his tenements, rents, &c., in the City of London to be sold, and the proceeds to be given to Matilda his wife for advancement in marriage of their daughters; also to his said wife all his goods, chattels, crops, and animals whatsoever, charged with the payment thereout of debts, funeral expenses, masses, &c. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (164).

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

Conduit (fn. 16) (Reginald de), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Fancherche. To Lucy his daughter a tenement called "Scotothehop" in the said parish of S. Mary for life; remainder to John his son in tail male. To the heirs male of Reginald his son the reversion of a tenement in the same parish. To William his son a tenement at the corner of Martelane, parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche, in tail male; remainder to the aforesaid John. To Alice his daughter, a nun of Clerkenewell, an annual rent in the said parish of S. Mary for life. To Leticia his wife all his rents and tenements not already devised for life, so long as she remains unmarried and behaves herself well; remainder to the aforesaid John. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1344.
Roll 74 (173)

Box (William).—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. Pecuniary bequests to various objects, among which are the following: the high altar and work of the said church of S. Dunstan, the different orders of friars in London, the work of the church of S. Thomas de Acon near the Conduit, to each hermit in London, and each of the hospitals. Provision made for a chantry in the said church of S. Dunstan for the space of five years after his decease. To Agnes his wife her entire chamber. Bequests of money and chattels to Agnes, Margaret, Johanna, Katherine, Cecilia, and Margery his daughters, and to Henry and John his sons. Also to his said wife all his tenements in the City of London, situate chiefly in the said parish of S. Dunstan and in the parish of S. Botolph near Billingesgate, for life; remainder to his children respectively as specified. His wife appointed guardian of his children, she giving sufficient security for the same before the Mayor and Aldermen. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 74 (174).

Mockyng (John de) [de] Somerset—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus, Bridge Street. Divers bequests to the said church, as also to the churches of S. Margaret, Bridge Street, and S. Leonard, and the monastic orders in London. An annual rent of six shillings and eightpence of a shop held by John Horn, son of Richard Horn, fishmonger, in the said parish of S. Margaret, to be devoted to the maintenance of tapers in the said church. Provision made for chantries in the said churches of S. Magnus and S. Margaret for the good of his soul and the souls of Nicholaa his wife and others. Bequests to the work of S. Paul's Church, the work of London Bridge, to his apprentices, and other individuals named. Also to his aforesaid wife his movable goods in Bordoun, (fn. 17) Newinton, (fn. 18) and Nelmele, (fn. 19) co. Kent, and in Totenham, co. Middlesex, for life. To Thomas and Nicholas his sons twenty pounds sterling respectively. To Margaret his daughter a shop in Bridgestreet for life, and to Felicia his daughter, of the new Hospital of S. Clare (fn. 20) without Alegate, an annuity; remainders over. Also to Idonea his daughter the reversion of certain tenements after the decease of her aforesaid brothers. His tenement in Great Jernemuth (fn. 21) to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Sunday the morrow of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1347.


Afterwards, at the Husting of London for Common Pleas held Monday next before the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.], anno 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348], there came Thomas, son of Gregory de Fulham, and put his claim as to a tenement called "Dringwater-taverne," and as to a shop in Briggestrete.

Roll 74 (175)

Footnotes

1 The church was usually known as "upon the cellar" (or cellars), because it stood on vaults.
2 Robert de Casteneue is given by Newcourt as vicar in 1329), and Robert Qnincay in 1361. But John Smyth appears as perpetual vicar in 1351—Hust. Roll 80 (51); so that the first-mentioned Robert is probably the object of the bequest.
3 Hust. Roll 74 (153)—a deed setting out at considerable length the various religious services which the said prior and convent undertook to perform on each day of the week for the souls of the testator, his wife and others, as well during the lifetime of the testator and his wife as after their decease. After the deed there is a clause to the following effect: "And be it known that part of the indenture remains in the custody of the Chamberlain for half a mark to be recovered to the use of the Commonalty if the said chantry be in default."
4 Co. Kent.
5 Clamsum Pasche, the Sunday of the Octave of Easter, or Quasimodo, commonly called Low Sunday.
6 Pictor, i.e., painter-stainer.
7 Wax-chandler.
8 Or fripperer, a dealer in secondhand clothes and furniture.
9 Spurrier or spur-maker.
10 Not necessarily meaning illegitimate. Cf. filius naturalis et leguimus in a deed, Hust. Roll 232 (22).
11 An abstract of this will is also to be found in Mr. Maxwell Lyte's calendar of the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral (Appendix to Hist, MSS. Com. Ninth-Report, p. 47 a).
12 Or "de la Brewere."
13 Maundy Thursday: the day preceding Good Friday, so called from the mandatum or command of our Saviour to wash each other's feet, a ceremony which used to be observed on that day. It was sometimes called "Sheer Thursday." See note supra, p. 305.
14 Richard de Bentworth, a prebendary of S. Paul's, elected Bishop of London, 4 May, 1338; Chancellor of England; ob. 8 December, 1339.
15 Strong box.
16 Elected Alderman of Cordwainer Street Ward, loco Simon Corp; removed anno 14 Edward II. (Letter-Book E, fol. 116 b); M.P. for the City in 1322 and 1327.
17 Borden, co. Kent.
18 Newington-next-Hythe, co. Kent.
19 Elmley (?), co. Kent.
20 See note supra, p. 350.
21 Great Yarmouth.