Wills
23 Edward III (part 1 of 2)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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512-578

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'Wills: 23 Edward III (part 1 of 2)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 512-578. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66885 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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ANNO 23 EDWARD III.

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

Northerne (Thomas le).—To the high altar of the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull six shillings and eightpence. To John Leche, ironmonger, certain tenements and rents in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid for forty pounds, whereof twenty pounds are to be paid to Robert and John, the sons of the testator, on their coming of age; ten pounds to Anabilla, daughter of Ralph de Felstede, late carpenter, with remainder to Matilda her mother; and ten pounds to Stephen his brother. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (1)

Everdon (Geoffrey de), tapicer.—Bequest of an annuity to Agnes his mother. To Agnes his wife and Robert de Everdon, his nephew, his leasehold interest in a tenement and shops in the parish of Fancherche held under the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena, London, with remainder over to his said nephew in the event of his wife marrying again. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (3).

Turgys (Simon), woolmonger.—His tenement in Martelane, parish of All Hallows de Berkynggechirche, to be sold, and the proceeds to be given to Margery his wife for her maintenance as well as for payment of his debts and for pious uses. John his son mentioned as one of his executors. Dated London, Monday the morrow of the Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle [24 Aug.]. A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (5).

Atte Hyde (Robert), Rector of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth.—To be buried in the monastery of the nuns of S. Elena, London. To the sacristan of the said monastery and his successors tenements in Swythuneslane, in Berebindereslane, and also in Shitebournelane in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth, charged with the maintenance of chantries for divers periods for the good of the souls of the prioress, sub-prioress, and any nun of the said house, as also for the souls of Margery Port and others at their decease, on pain of the greater excommunication which is fulminated against such as contravene the last wishes of deceased persons. Another testament which he has made respecting his movables to be still in force. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (11).

Wetersh (Walter) de Guldeford.—To John de Guideford all his rents in London which he lately acquired either by feoffment or bequest of John de Byflete, late goldsmith. Dated Sunday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (13).

Atte Roche (Henry), chandler.—To the Master and Brethren of the house of S. Thomas de Acon near the Conduit, London, the residue of his term in lands and tenements held under them, except his mansion house within the gate, for twenty marks. To Sir Nicholas Huberd de Spalding, chaplain in the church of S. Martin Pomer in Irmongereslane, an annual rent of seven marks for a chantry, and forty pence for the maintenance of a torch, charged on his houses in Bisshopisgatestret, parish of S. Ethelburga, situate near the hostel of the Earl of Oxford. (fn. 1) The election of a successor to the said Nicholas, after his decease, to be with the rector and two parishioners of the said church of S. Martin. The residue of his lands and tenements to go to his right heirs. Dated London, 11 December (?), A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (16)

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

Barnet (William del).—To Alice his wife tenements in parish of S. Michael atte Corne. (fn. 2) .
Roll 76 (19).

Langeton (John de), clerk.—To be buried in the parish church of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete. To John de Askham, clerk, all his tenements in the said parish, charged with payment of his funeral expenses and of twenty shillings to the high altar of the said church. Also to Sir John, the parish chaplain, half a mark. To John le Hamper and Anabilla wife of the same all movables in his said houses. Dated at Fletestrete, Tuesday the morrow of the Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (20).

Walsh (Nicholas), goldsmith.—All his goods, movable and immovable, together with his tenement, to be sold by his executors at the best price possible, and the proceeds to be devoted to pious and charitable uses for the souls of Johanna and Isabella his wives and others. Dated Friday the morrow of S. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (25).

Lucas (John).—To be buried in the churchyard or church of S. Michael in Crokedelane. To Johanna his mother ten marks and his interest in a tenement in the parish of S. Michael in Crokedelane which he acquired from Luke his brother for the term of his said brother's life. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of the Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (26).

Amyel (Johanna).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Alegate. To Alexander the Marshal and citizen of London, and Agnes, wife of the same, she leaves that portion of a certain messuage which she acquired from her mother, Matilda, wife of Amiel de Honesdon, her father, late "chaundeller," so that they pay all her expenses and debts whilst alive as well as funeral expenses, &c.; the residue to go to Cristina her sister. Dated London, 8 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (27)

Iddesworth (Henry de), Archdeacon of Middlesex and Canon. (fn. 3) —The tenement wherein he lived in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane in Wodestrete and others at le Blakegateand elsewhere in the said parish, as also a messuage with shops in Stanyngelane, parish of S. John Zakary, to be, devoted to the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the church of S. Paul. Dated London, 12 December, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (28)

Barber (Thomas le).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan near the Tower. To Philip le Wolleberer and Cristina his wife, daughter of the testator, a tenement in Tourstrete in the parish of S. Dunstan. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (29)

Elys (Johanna, late wife of John).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan West. To Richard and Johanna her children in equal portions all those tenements in the parishes of S. Brigid in Fletestrete and S. Dunstan aforesaid which she and her late husband acquired of Robert le Rook and Johanna his wife; remainder in default of heirs to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Dunstan. Cristina her mother appointed guardian of her said children and their tenements. (fn. 4) Also to each of her children specificchattels of beds, pots, and pans. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (30)

Yon (John, son of Robert), fishmonger.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew Hubert. All his tenements in the City of London and suburbs to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the said church of S. Andrew for the space of twelve years after his decease; remainder as to certain tenements and shops to Margaret his sister and the heirs of her body; remainder to his right heirs. Dated London, 12 April, A.D. 1347.
Roll 76 (31)

Hamond (John), pepperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe. Bequests to the churches of S. Mary aforesaid, S. Antonin, S. Swithun de Candelwykestret, S. Paul, and S. Thomas de Acon; also to the various religious orders and hospitals in London. To every anchorite in London forty pence, and to every prisoner in Neugate one penny. To the work of London Bridge five marks. Provision made for chantries for the souls of Adam de Salesburi, late pepperer; Hamo and Cristina, the father and mother of the testator; Agnes his wife; and others, in the churches of S. Mary aforesaid and S. Margaret "zynge" (fn. 5) in co. Essex. To Agnes his wife her entire chamber as in robes, jewels, beds, chests, &c., thereto belonging, and all vessels and utensils of his hall, chamber, larder, and kitchen; also all his rents and tenements in the City of London situate in the parishes of S. Mary aforesaid, S. Stephen de Colmanstret, S. John de Walbrok, and in Sopereslane, parish of S. Antonin, for life; remainders over to Thomas and John, sons of Adam de Salesburi, and Alice, daughter of the same; Agnes, daughter of Simon Dolsali and of the aforesaid Alice his wife; John Not and Cecilia, wife of the same. Also to the aforesaid John, son of Adam de Salesburi, fifty pounds, and all his weights, balances, and other implements appertaining to his business of pepperer. Bequests to divers other persons, among them being Dionisia his servant; John Herle; Peter, the apprentice of the aforesaid Simon Dolsali; Agnes, daughter of John de Balsham; Thomas Hamond and Henry Hamond; John "zynge," the testator's kinsman; Agnes and Juliana his nieces; Margaret, niece of Agnes his wife, and Agnes, another niece, daughter of Thomas de Coulyng; Thomas, the son of Simon Dolsaly; Agnes, Johanna, and Margaret, daughters of the same; John and Thomas, sons of John Not. All the money so bequeathed to his nieces, the nieces of his wife, and the daughters of Simon Dolsali to remain in the hands of his executors until marriage; if any die before marriage her portion to be devoted to pious uses. To his niece the daughter of Thomas Hamond, residing with the nuns of Stratford, he leaves a sum of money for her maintenance. Among other bequests are the following:—sixty shillings for clothing for the porters of Sopereslane, and to each of the said porters and to every other labourer in Sopereslane connected with the testator's business twelvepence; twenty marks to be distributed among poor merchants who had traded with him, and twenty shillings to be distributed among the poor parishioners of S. Margaret "zynge" in co. Essex; thirty shillings for the purchase of a portifory for use in the said church of S. Margaret; and one mark to the rector of the church of Chelmeresford. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1346.
Roll 76 (32).

Waltham (Stephen, son of William de, girdler).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Laurence in the Jewry. To Margery his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Laurence aforesaid for life; remainder to Ralph Abraham, girdler, on condition that he surrender the same to any one nearer in blood to the testator claiming it within four years. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].

The testament was proved by the aforesaid Ralph Abraham as executor, the said Margery, wife and executrix of the testator, being dead.
Roll 76 (35)

Lucas (Agnes, widow of Philip, late "stokfisschmongere" (fn. 6) ).—Bequests to the children of Cecilia de Wetheresfeld, her daughter; the children of John Geffrei and Juliana his wife, another daughter; and to Alice, Idonia, Cecilia, and Marion, daughters of Adam Lucas, her late brother. Also to the said Cecilia and Juliana her daughters her entire chamber, with jewels, &c., thereto belonging; and all vessels and utensils appertaining to her hall, larder, and kitchen. To the same Cecilia her tenements in the parish and lane of S. Michael de la Crokedelane; and to Walter, the son of the said Cecilia, a corner house in the parish of S. Magnus de Briggestrete. And whereas she had retained certain tenements of her late husband upon le Tourhill, parish of S. Botolph without Algate, which he had ordered to be sold for pious uses, and had expended a goodly sum of money for his soul's welfare, she wills and ordains, nevertheless, that the said tenements remain to Cecilia her daughter for forty marks sterling, to be paid to her executors for pious uses. To William atte Watere and Thomas Terel a release from term of apprenticeship and bequest of forty shillings respectively. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (36).

Barton (Nicholas de).—To be buried in the parish church of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Alice his wife a tenement in le Forestret in the said parish of S. Giles for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Monday, XIV. Kal. Feb. [19 Jan.], A.D. 1348.


The testament was proved by William de Doncastre and John de Neuport, clerk, executors, the said Alice, relict of the testator and co-executrix, being dead.

Roll 76 (37)

Kyng (Richard), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. To Emma his wife, by way of dower of all his goods movable, he leaves eighty pounds of silver, her entire chamber, all his linen and woollen goods, and all his vessels and utensils of whatsoever metal, except certain articles thereinafter mentioned. To Millecent, daughter of Johanna his former wife, Emma and Isabella his other daughters, bequests of money and chattels. Also to the said Emma his wife shops in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid for life, charged with the maintenance of two chantries in the said church, and after her decease the same to be sold for pious uses. To Roger Hubert, his youngest apprentice, his third best robe and half a mark of silver, so that the said Roger faithfully serve his executors for the residue of his term. William Kere, fishmonger, appointed guardian of his daughter Isabella until full age or advancement, he giving sufficient security, according to the custom of the City of London, for the due surrender of her goods and chattels; and similarly William de Wyncestre, cordwainer, appointed guardian of his daughter Millecent. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1347.
Roll 76 (38)

Keleseye (John de), goldsmith.—To Roesia his wife lands and tenements in Basynglane and Cordwanerstret, parish of S. Mary de Aldermaricherche, for life; remainders to John his son and Agnes his daughter in successive tail; and further remainder to Thomas his brother. His said wife to distribute seventeen silver pennies per month among thirteen poor men and one poor woman thus: one silver penny to each of twelve of the said poor men, and three silver pennies to the thirteenth who should be more infirm than the others, and two silver pennies to the said poor woman; this payment to be kept up by the said Roesia throughout her life. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop, "in yeme" [11 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (39)

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

Chaundeller (Cristina la), daughter of Amiel le Chaun-deller de Honesdon.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Algate. To Alexander le Mareschall and Agnes his wife her portion of a messuage without Algate acquired at the decease of Matilda, (fn. 7) daughter of William de Manhale, mother of the testatrix; the said Alexander to pay her debts and funeral expenses, and perform such charitable acts as may seem good for the benefit of her soul and the souls of her sister Johanna and others. Dated London, 13 February, A.D. 1348,
Roll 76 (50)

Tiffeld (John de), apothecary.—To Massilia his wife one hundred marks and all his tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstret for life, subject to certain payments to the said parish church; remainder to Walter his son and John de Hurle, his servant, formerly his apprentice, and to the heirs male of the body of the said Walter, with remainders over; ultimate remainder to pious uses in the said parish church. Also to the said Walter his tenement in the same parish acquired from Reginald le Forbour of London Bridge and Matilda, wife of the same, formerly wife of Adam de Fulham, subject to a charge for lights in the said church of All Hallows. To the said Walter and John de Hurle the respective terms of apprenticeship of John Chaundeler and John de Grymmesbi. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Silvester, Pope [31 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (53)

Fayrher (Geoffrey), cook.—To be buried in the chapel of the church of S. Leonard de Estchepe. To Margery his wife for life various tenements in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid, also a tenement in the parish of S. Christopher upon Cornhull which he acquired from Leticia de Rothyngges, his sister, executrix of Robert de Rothyngges, his late brother; remainders to John Fairher, his son, and Leticia his daughter; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Five trentals to be performed by the five orders of friars in London immediately after his decease, and a chantry to be maintained in the said church of S. Leonard for the space of five years. Also to the said Leticia in aid of marriage a tenement acquired from Stephen le Keu (fn. 8) in the lane of S. Bartholomew the Less. Dated London, Tuesday the morrow of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (54)

Atte More (John, senior), of Colmanstret.—To be buried in the south part of the churchyard of S. Stephen de Colmanstret. To Juliana his daughter, wife of Richard de Wykham, he leaves his estate and term of one hundred years in one portion of a tenement in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid; and to John his son his estate and term in the other portion of the same tenement. The testament proved by Sir Arnald and the said John, junior, sons of the testator. Dated London, 13 December, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (55).

Surrey (John de), tapicer.—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Stanyngcherche near the tomb of Isabella his late wife. To Roger Rook, brewer, brother of the said Isabella, a brewhouse, shops, &c., in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid and in Fancherch Street, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church, for the good of the souls of the said Isabella and Johanna his late wives, for the space of twenty years from his decease. Sir William de Mallyngg to be the first chaplain. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (56).

Oseneye (Walter de).—To Henry Fote, skinner, his messuage in the parish of S. John de Walbrok for twenty marks sterling for the maintenance of chantries in the said church of S. John and the church of S. Mary atte Naxe, (fn. 9) and for payment of his debts. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (57).

Fulham (Alice, widow of Thomas de, fishmonger).—Her shops, &c., in Breggestret, pariah of S. Magnus, to be sold, the refusal of them first being offered to Richard Double for forty pounds sterling. To John, son of Robert Lambyn, now sergeant of the Chamber of the Guildhall, London, five shillings annual quitrent issuing from a shop in Bridge Street which at one time belonged to John Lambyn, formerly Sheriff (fn. 10) of London. The residue, &c. Dated London, Thursday, 15 January, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (58).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].

Paul (John).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary atte Naxe. To Alice his wife all his tenements in trust for sale for pious uses. Probate of the will by the said Alice and Gervase his son. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (61).

Coroner (John).—Bequests of money to John, Richard, William, Laurence, and Thomas his elder sons by Diamanda his first wife; and to Robert, John, and Henry his sons by Roesia his last wife. Also to his said sons his tenements in the parish of S. Michael at Queenhithe in successive tail, the tenant for the time being providing annually five wax tapers to burn in S. John's Chapel within the said church of S. Michael. Dated London, Friday, 20 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (62).

Stafford (John de).—Bequests to the churches of S. Michael le Quern and S. Faith, Virgin, "in cripte London." To Nicholas Vygrous or heirs of the same he leaves his dwelling-house, on payment to his executors of the sum of 18l. 6s. 8d. within one year after date; otherwise the same to be sold, preference being given to Richard le Lacer as purchaser. The aforesaid sum of 18l. 6s. 8d. to be retained out of the proceeds and the residue given to the aforesaid Nicholas. To Juliana his wife tenements in Ivylane, parish of S. Faith aforesaid, for life, and after her decease the same to be disposed of by his executors for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna and Juliana his late wives and others; also a shop in the parish of S. Michael le Quern for the lifetime of John de Wendovere, vintner. To Alice, daughter of the said Juliana, forty shillings for her marriage, one small chest with lock, and one small basin with ewer. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (71).

Westwyk (John de), chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher, London. Provision made for a chantry in the said church for the souls of the testator, Katherine his wife, and others for twenty years after his decease. To his sons John senior, William, John junior, Richard, Thomas, Adam, and Geoffrey conjointly all his tenements in the parish of S. Christopher aforesaid, and all his goods and chattels, that they may live together in common, being mindful of their father in masses, alms, and good works. Certain tenements in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in Bradstret, together with a void place called "le Colebrewous," to be sold, and twenty-eight pounds out of the proceeds to be paid to Katherine de Kyngewode, mother of his aforesaid wife; the residue to be devoted to payment of his debts and to pious and charitable uses. Also to the said Katherine de Kyngewode for life the hall with chamber adjoining and easement of a kitchen which she formerly enjoyed. To Thomas his brother forty shillings out of the proceeds of the sale of the aforesaid "Colbrewhous." Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (72)

Chaunterel (Richard) de Burstede, chaplain.—To Alice, wife of Martin le Rook, a tenement and shop in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk, she doing what she may think expedient for the souls of the testator and of Sir Richard his uncle. Dated Friday, X. Kal. March [20 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (73).

Wetheresfeld (Cecilia, relict of William de, late "stokfissh-mongere").—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Crokedelane. To Nicholas, John, and Robert her apprentices she grants a release of their respective terms and leaves specific sums of money. To William, Walter, and John her sons tenements in the parishes of All Hallows near London Wall, S. Margaret de Briggestrete, S. Martin Orgar, and in la Crokedelane. To Johanna her daughter twenty marks. Mention made of Juliana and Alice, sisters of the testatrix, and of Agnes Lucas, her mother. To Walter de Wetheresfeld she leaves a sum of money for acting as one of her executors. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (74).

Pertenhale (William de).—To Johanna his wife tenements in Addelane, (fn. 11) parish of S. Gregory, London, near the tenement of the Abbot of Petresburgh, for life; remainder to Thomas atte Brok and Agnes his wife, daughter of the testator; also tenements in the parishes of S. Elphege and S. Olave in Wode-stret and Mogwellestret for life; remainder to William his son and Johanna his daughter for their lives; remainder to the Master, &c., of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew de Westsmethefeld for maintenance of a chantry. An annuity of four pounds to be paid to Henry his son out of the above tenements, and after the decease of the said Henry the same to be applied to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Alban de Wodestret. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (75).

Atte Brom (Ralph), "kissere." (fn. 12) —To be buried in the church of S. Alphege within Crepelgate. To William his son tenement with shops in the parish of S. Alphege aforesaid for life; remainder to Edmund Haringeie, the testator's brother. Another tenement in the same parish to be sold for pious uses for the good of the souls of the testator, Alice his late wife, and others. Dated London, 12 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (76)

Kent (Felicia, late wife of Robert de).—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Stanyngcherche. To John de Cornewayll a tenement and brewery in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, he paying six marks to William Hert, and a similar sum to Margaret, daughter of Alice, the daughter of the testatrix, and also maintaining a chantry for the space of five years. Dated in the parish aforesaid, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (77).

Atte Mede (Johanna, late wife of Thomas, draper (fn. 13) ).—Her brewery with shops, &c., in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate in the Ward of Farndon Without, to be sold and the proceeds distributed for the good of the souls of her late husband and others, and for payment of her debts. Dated London, 1 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (78).

Leche (John), "Ismonger." (fn. 14) —Bequests for the work of the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull and for the maintenance of a chantry therein. To Matilda his wife his tenements and rents in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid for life; remainder to Thomas and Alice his children; remainder to pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Matilda his wife, their children, Thomas le Northerne and Alice, mother of the said Thomas, and others. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (79).

Hynton (Lucy, widow of John de, wax-chandler).—Her tenement wherein she lived to be sold, Thomas Convers, her kinsman, being preferred as purchaser, and the proceeds to be devoted to chantries in the church of All Hallows de Bredstret or S. Mary de Aldermarichirch. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (80)

Dounmowe (Richard de), joiner. (fn. 15) —To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Johanna his wife one third part of all his goods by way of dower, and the term of service of Peter his apprentice. To Johanna his daughter divers household chattels, including counterpanes, sheets, a second best brass dish, silver spoons, his best cup of mazer, and his chest standing at his feet (ad pedes meos stantem) in his chamber. All tenements in the parish of S. Griles aforesaid over which he has power of disposition are to be sold, and the proceeds to go as directed in this his last will. The reversion of tenements whereof he and his wife stand jointly enfeoffed he leaves to Johanna his daughter; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D.. 1348.
Roll 76 (81).

Rouchestre (Henry de), surgeon.—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Johanna his wife his brewery in Barbecanstret for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter in bail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said daughter in tail rents in Bechelane in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid; remainder to his aforesaid wife for life; remainder to similar uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Hilary, Bishop [13 Jan.], A.D.. 1348.
Roll 76 (82).

Weston (Johanna, relict of William de, carpenter).—Bequest for maintenance of a lamp in the new chapel in the church of All Hallows de Graschirche. To John his son and Juliana his daughter his tenement wherein he lived, situate in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, and a shop in the parish of S. Benedict le Graschirch; remainder in default of heirs in aid of the fabric of the said church of All Hallows and to other pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D.. 1348.
Roll 76 (83).

Bordeslee (Bartholomew de), fripperer. (fn. 16) —To be buried in the churchyard of S. Christopher, London. To Katherine his daughter a tenement in Grescherchestrete, parish of All Hallows, acquired from Geoffrey his father; remainder, if she should die under age or before marriage, to pious uses. Also to the same he leaves an annuity of forty shillings for maintenance until marriage; an annual rent of one mark issuing from a tenement at the Shambles near Newegate, parish of S. Nicholas; and divers household chattels, including a small chest standing in his shop before the aumbry. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (84).

Chikewell (Margery, relict of John de, fishmonger).—To Matilda her daughter, and John, son of the said Matilda, her tenement and rents in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd in Estchep. To John her son for life a tenement held by Tydeman Cowfot; remainder to her aforesaid daughter. Also to her said daughter all chests and tables, together with a certain counter, lying in the house wherein she used to reside in the said parish of S. Andrew, Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Valentine, viz., 13 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (85).

Hicche (fn. 17) (John de), Rector of the church of S. Antonin.—To the Wardens of the Honour of S. Anne he bequeaths one mark in perpetuity as by recognizance made in the Chamber "inthe Thulhalle," so that the said wardens provide four burning tapers on the day of his anniversary, and cause a Placebo, Dirige, and mass to be said with one red vestment; his memory to be celebrated twice a year; each of the chaplains present and saying that service with music to have twopence, or at least one penny, and those not present nothing; clerks to toll the bells during service and to have threepence. All the aforesaid provisions to be in perpetuity. Dated Friday next after the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (86).

Manypeny (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles, to which church he leaves a bequest for the maintenance of a burning lamp. To Johanna his wife his capital messuage in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid for life; remainders to, William his son and Johanna his daughter for their respective lives; remainder to Cecilia and Margery [his daughters] in equal portions for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to the said Johanna his daughter for life tenements in the vill of Maydenhithe, (fn. 18) with garden, arable land, and pasture near Eton Brigge; remainder to William his aforesaid son; also tenements and garden in the vill of Fynchisle (fn. 19) for life; remainder to the aforesaid Cecilia and Margery his daughters. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (87).

Elys (John, son of John).—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan West, in aid of which church he leaves a tenement formerly belonging to his said father for pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Agatha [5 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (88).

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

Porklee (Thomas de, senior, goldsmith).—His shop in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestret to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Also the money which he received as executor of John de Lodegershale, late goldsmith, to be devoted to pious uses for the good of the souls of the said John and others, as directed in the testament (fn. 20) of the said John. Dated London, Friday, III. Kal. March [27 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (89).

Bromholm (John de), tapicer. (fn. 21) —To Matilda his wife tenements in the parish of S. Dionisius de Bakcherch for life; remainders to Margery and Agnes his daughters. To Geoffrey his son the reversion of a brewery and shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopsgate after the decease of his said wife. Dated London, Sunday, 7 February, 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].
Roll 76 (94).

Haringeye (Robert de), "courreour."—To be buried in his parish church of S. Giles without Crepelgate near the body of Juliana his wife. To Robert his son tenements in la Whitecrouchestret, la Redecrouchestret, and Grubbestret in the said parish of S. Giles, and also in the parish of Iseldon, (fn. 22) subject to the maintenance of a chantry and other pious uses in the said church of S. Giles during his life, and upon his decease without heirs the whole of the said tenements to be devoted to similar uses. Certain tenements to be restored to William atte Rothe if the said William shall come on a day appointed and pay to his executors the sum of forty-three pounds of silver; otherwise the same to go with his aforesaid tenements, and twenty pounds of silver to be paid to the said William according to agreement. Dated London, in the said parish of S. Giles, Friday, 6 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (95)

Chaloner (Gilbert).—To be buried in the church of S. Giles [without Crepelgate]. His shops and garden at the Tower to be sold for the maintenance of chantries in the said church for the good of the souls of Johanna and Felicia his wives and others. Dated the first Monday in Lent, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (96)

Palmere (William), tapicer.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Stanyngcherch. Provision made for a chantry in the said church out of rents of houses at the corner of Munchenlane. (fn. 23) To Juliana his wife the said houses and the custody of his children, so long as she bear herself well and honestly; remainder to William his son and to his child en ventre sa mère; remainder to pious uses. To Cristiana his daughter, among other bequests, he leaves all that corner [tenement] in Schittebournelane (fn. 24) on the west side of Abbecherch, free from all claim of dower on the part of his said wife, together with building material for the same, and ten pounds for carrying out the work. Also to his said wife his leasehold interest in a tenement in the street of S. Margaret Patinis. The residue of his goods to be divided into four parts: three parts to go to his said wife, his daughter, and his said son and child respectively, and the fourth to be devoted to the benefit of his soul. Dated London, 14 January, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (97).

Alwy (Richard), "Tolousere." (fn. 25) —To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepelgate. To Alice his wife a house and garden in the parish of All Hallows near London Wall for life; remainder to pious uses. To Thomas and Richard his sons tenements in the same parish for their lives, and to Isabella, Alice, and Katherine his daughters tenements and rents in la Morestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for their lives, with similar remainder. Also to his said sons and daughters all his tenements and land in the vill and fields of Iseledon (fn. 26) for their lives; remainders to pious uses; and to his said daughters three dykers (fn. 27) of best skins. To his aforesaid wife his leasehold interest in the tenement of John Hervy, skinner, in la Morestret. Dated London, Sunday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (98).

Barry (Edith, late wife of William, baker).—To Walter le Heir de Ryslee, chaplain, and William de Trumpeton, corder, a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret in Frideistrete. To the high altar of the said parish church two shillings. Dated Thursday, 12 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (99).

Bristoll (John de), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. To Cecilia his wife shops in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church. All his tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Martin Oteswych and S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. To William his son one hundred shillings wherewith to put himself to such trade as he may choose. Dated London, 8 March, A.D.. 1348.


Whereupon came the said Cecilia and renounced the legacy of the aforesaid John her husband in respect of the above shops and also of a brewery, &c., in the parish of S. Sepulchre, which he devised (inter alia) to be sold, inasmuch as she was jointly enfeoffed with her said husband, &c.; and accordingly she put her claim upon the testament aforesaid.

Roll 76 (101)

Clanefeld (Peter de), baker.—To Alice his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Alban in Wodestrete and S. Sepulchre without Neugate in Cockeslane for life; also twenty pounds of silver by way of dower of his movable goods, four pounds of which she is to expend upon repair of his bakehouse in Wodestret. After her decease all his aforesaid tenements in Cockeslane and Wodestrete to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Wednesday, 4 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (102).

Fraunsard (Stephen de), called "de Amyas." (fn. 28) —To John le Coggeshale the reversion of his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstret, subject to an annual rent charge for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Stephen for the good of the souls of the testator; Robert de Amyas and Marion, wife of the said Robert; Juliana and Juliana, wives of the testator; Juliana his mother, and others; a payment of six marks to the work of the said church; and three shillings and fourpence to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall. Dated London, 16 February, A.D.. 1348.
Roll 76 (103).

Totenhale (Nicholas de), goldsmith.—To Adam de Walpol, goldsmith, tenements in the parish of S. John Zakary. To his two daughters all his goods movable and ten shillings quitrent in the parish of S. Mildred in Bredstrete. Dated London, the Feast of S. Gregory [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (104).

Parys (John de).—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepelgate, to which he leaves a tenement called "ye Hert on ye Hop" without Crepelgate and a house in Grobbestrete, on condition that a chantry be maintained for the souls of the testator, of Henry de Dennecombe, and Alice, wife of the said Henry, and others. To John Lucas all the tenements which the testator acquired from Thomas de Shene. To Cristina, daughter of his sister, shops and garden at the bar of Grobbestrete in the demesne of Fynesbery. (fn. 29) Two shops and gardens in Grobbestrete formerly belonging to William de Dennecombe to be sold for pious uses. To Simond le Botoner, his kinsman, a domicile adjacent to the house inhabited by John Prince. Dated Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Albin [1 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (106)

Brandone (Hugh de), goldsmith.—Bequest to the high altar of the church of S. Augustine, and a devise of a tenement for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church, for the space of ten years after his decease, for the souls of the testator, his father and mother, Matilda his former wife, and others. Bequests of divers sums of money to Sabine his niece; John, Hugh, and Robert, sons of William de Brumynghull; Cristina, daughter of the same; and to Agnes, daughter of Thomas de Wyrlingworth. Dated London, Wednesday the vigil of the Nativity of our Lord [25 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (107).

Shordych (Richard de).—To be buried in the church of S. Olave in Old Jewry. To John his son in tail the tenement which Benedict, the testator's father, acquired from King Edward I. in the parish of S. Olave aforesaid, and which formerly belonged to Jornin Sacrel the Jew; remainders to Benedict his son and Margaret his daughter in successive tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Margery his wife, &c. Also to the said Benedict and Margaret respectively other tenements in the said parish in tail, with similar cross remainders. Dated London, 10 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (108)

Creton (Roger de), chaplain, brother of Robert de Creton, chaplain.—To the Prior and Convent of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld houses, &c., in the lane and parish of S. Mary de Stanynglane, and in Wendageyneslane and elsewhere in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate, in order that the testator may partake of all the spiritual good things done by the said prior and convent and their successors. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (109).

Shordich (Benedict, son of Richard de).—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Olave in the Old Jewry. All his lands and tenements inherited from his mother in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstret to be devoted to a chantry in the said church of S. Olave for the souls of the testator, Richard his father, Margery his mother, and others. Power of attorney to John Lacer, his master, and John Bateman to execute his father's testament in his stead. Dated London, 6 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (110)

Monday next before F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [26 March].

Fraunceys (Thomas), wax-chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Clement near Candelwykestret. His tenement acquired from John de Northall, called "clerk," in the lane of S. Nicholas Acon near Candelwykestrete in the parish of S. Martin Orgar, to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to Agnes his wife, and the other for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Martin Orgar. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Scholastica, Virgin [10 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (111)

Fraunceys (Agnes, relict of Thomas, chandler).—The whole of a certain tenement in the parish of S. Clement near Candelwykestrete to be devoted to the maintenance, repair, and ornaments of the said parish church, saving an annual rent of three shillings and fourpence for pious uses in the church of S. Martin Orgar. To Marion her daughter forty shillings and divers chattels, including silver cups and spoons, a robe of gold work (Dorre), and a green coverlet powdered with roses and lilies. Dated London, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (112).

Hurer (Isabella, relict of John le).—Her tenement in Syve-denlane towards the Tower of London to be devoted to the fabric of the church of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche for the good of her soul and the souls of her said husband and others. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (113).

Luyton (fn. 30) (John de), perpetual vicar of the church of the said town.—All his tenements and shops devised to him by testament of John de Stafford to be sold by his executors for the good of the souls of the said John de Stafford and others mentioned in the said testament. (fn. 31) Dated at Luyton, Thursday the Feast of S. Gregory [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (114).

Barber (Hamo le), and blader. (fn. 32) —To be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Fridaystrete. To Matilda his wife for life a certain tenement in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid for the maintenance of his children, and in default of maintenance the said children are to enter upon the same equally with their mother; remainder to John and William his sons in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. All his tenements in the vill of Henlee to be sold to pay his debts. Also to his said wife for life a tenement formerly belonging to John de Kyngeston; remainder to the aforesaid William and John in successive tail; remainder to pious uses; and his leasehold interest in certain tenements of Fridaystrete by demise of Geoffrey Beauflour, vintner. Dated London, 12 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (115).

Sergeaunt (Geoffrey).—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate. A brewery and another tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid to be sold after the decease of Matilda his wife, Geoffrey Lightfoot, senior, being preferred as purchaser, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church and other pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 13 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (116)

Carpenter (Roger), pepperer.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Benedict Shorhogg. To Thomas his son all his tenements and rents in the parish of S. Mary de Abbe-cherche in tail; remainder to Alice, Isabella, and Agnes his daughters; remainder in default of heirs of their bodies to pious and charitable uses for the souls of Thomas his father, Alice his mother, Mazera his wife, and others. Also to the aforesaid Thomas the reversion of a tenement in the above parish of S. Benedict after the decease of Matilda his said father's wife; remainder to his aforesaid daughters; remainder to pious uses. The aforesaid Mazera to have the custody of his said children and of their property until they come of age, she giving security for the same according to the use and custom of the City; in the event of her death other guardians appointed. Bequests to Richard his "kinsman, staying with John Beek, and to John de Kynardeseye and Thomas his apprentices. The residue of his goods to be divided into three parts: one part to go to his wife, another to be divided equally among his children, and the third for pious uses. Dated London, 24 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (117)

Cave (William de), skinner.—Having made his testament as to his movable goods, he proceeds to set out his testament or last will as to his tenements in London. To Elena his wife by way of dower tenements in the parish of S. John de Walbrok for life; remainder to William his son. Also to the said William tenements in the same parish and in the parish of S. Antonin. Dated London, 7 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (118).

Wynchestre (Katherine, relict of John de).—Her tenements in Whitecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles the Abbot without Crepelgate to be sold for pious uses. Dated Nones of March [7 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (119).

Nayer (Peter), "armurer."—To John, William, and Nicholas his sons and the survivor of them the reversion of certain houses in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrete after the decease of Katherine his wife, and in default of heirs of their bodies the same to be sold and the proceeds divided into five parts: one part to be devoted to pious uses, and the rest to be divided among Margaret, Leticia, Isolda, and Agnes his daughters. Dated 4 July, 20 Edward III. [A.D. 1346].
Roll 76 (120).

Deynes (William), ironmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon. Bequests of money to the church of S. Mary de Colcherche; William Fromund, ironmonger; Richard de Bradefeld, his kinsman; and Cristina his servant (sic). Also to the said William Fromund, Cristina his sister (sic), and Richard de Bradefeld a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche devised to him by Roger his father after the decease of Margaret his mother, to hold to the said William, Cristina, and Richard for the lifetime of the said William, subject to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Thomas de Acon; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, the last day of February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (121).

Marcheal or Mareschal (fn. 33) (Alexander le).—To Agnes his wife all his tenements within and without the liberties of London for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife all his lands and tenements in the vill and parish of Luton. (fn. 34) To Walter and to John Halpeny, late his apprentices, all the tools belonging to his trade, except that his wife Agnes shall have three best "anfeltes" (fn. 35) and a thousand horseshoes, so that they instruct John Pousherst, his apprentice, in his trade for the time of apprenticeship in which the said John was bound to him. Dated Tuesday the Feast of S. Romanus, Bishop and Confessor [23 Oct.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 76 (122)

Asshewell (John de), clerk.—To be buried in the church of S. Agnes within Aldrichesgate. His tenement in the street called "Ayelynstrete," which he had by grant of Thomas de Sewell, rector of the said church of S. Agnes, to be sold to pay his funeral expenses and debts. Dated Thursday [the Feast] of S. Edward, King and Martyr [18 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (123).

Russel (Amisia).—A certain "rent" to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday in the third week of Lent, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (124)

Frank (John), son of John de Aslyngfeld.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete near to Alice his mother. Bequest of five shillings to the said church. All his movable goods acquired from his said mother and from William de Stebeneth, (fn. 36) his late brother, to be sold to pay their debts and his own; remainder to John, son of the said William. Bequests to Matilda Vyncent, late servant of Richard Kysser, and also to the said Richard, formerly his master, as an indemnification for losses sustained through him whilst serving the said Richard; these bequests to be paid out of money left to him by Margaret Frank, and the residue of the said money to be paid to the said Richard to expend in pious uses for the souls of the testator, Simon Frank, Margaret, wife of the same, and others. Avisia his niece appointed supervisor of his testament, and the aforesaid Richard guardian of the aforesaid John, son of William his brother. Dated London, 6 March, 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].
Roll 76 (125)

Sauvage (Thomas), clerk.—To John his son his brewery and mansion house Avith garden in tail; remainder to the Prior and Convent of the church of H. Trinity. (fn. 37) Similarly to Henry his son a tenement near the said mansion house, and in default of an heir of his body the same to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to go to Thomas Bray, and the residue to [his ?] said son Richard. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (126).

Everdon (Robert de), of the parish of Bernes.—To Sir William de Everdon, chaplain, his leasehold interest in a tenement in the parish of Fancherche which Geoffrey de Everdon left by testament to the testator and to Agnes, wife of the said Geoffrey. Dated at Bernes, Friday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (132)

Stone (Richard de) de Petiwales. (fn. 38) —To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Berkyngcherch. To Florence his daughter his tenement in Petiwales in tail, subject to certain charges to Elena Pilkes and for the support of lights in the said church. Dated London, the vigil of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (134).

Brendewod (John), fripperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Cornhull. To Alice his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Christopher, London, charged with the maintenance of a chantry, for life. To the Prior and Convent of the House of H. Trinity within Algate the reversion of a certain shop in return for their prayers. Another shop in the said parish of S. Christopher to be sold after the decease of his said wife, and forty shillings of the proceeds to be given to William, son of William Page, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, Friday the vigil of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (136).

Chauntour (Robert) de London, "whittawiere." (fn. 39) —To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows near London Wall. To Robert his son and Isabella his daughter a tenement near his mansion house; remainder in default of heirs of their bodies to Marion (fn. 40) his wife for life; remainder to pious uses. Also to his said wife his brewery for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Friday, 13 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (140).

Atte Holte (Stephen), "tymbermongere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael, London. To Agnes and Matilda his daughters bequests of money and household chattels; also tenements in Bercherverlane (fn. 41) and elsewhere in the said parish of S. Michael, with cross remainders in default of heirs; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Simon Caproun appointed guardian of his said daughters and of their property without rendering any account. Release to Richard atte Grove, his apprentice, of residue of term. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (146).

Palmer (William), blader.—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newegate. To Anneys his daughter twenty pounds, a hanap (fn. 42) of mazer, and two pieces of silver; remainder as to one moiety, if she should die under age, to Johane her mother, the testator's compayne, and to parishioners of S. Sepulchre and S. Mildred for pious uses as to the other. To John de Tireveld his granary at Henle, he paying for a term of six years one penny every Sunday to a poor person, and afterwards six marks to a chaplain in the church of S. Mildred. To the said Johane his tenements called "Saltwharf" for life; remainder to his daughter; remainder in default of heirs of her body to the aforesaid church of S. Mildred for pious uses and for maintenance of fabric. Also to the said Johane his two selds with gardens in Westsmethefeld for life, charged with the maintenance of five wax tapers in the chapel of S. Katherine in the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Smethefeld, to burn every night whilst Salve Regina (fn. 43) is being sung; remainder to the Holy Cross in the church of S. Sepulchre. Nicholas Lesporoner appointed guardian of his said daughter and of her property, he finding sufficient surety in the Guildhall of London for the due surrender of the same upon her coming of age. Dated at Westsmethefeld in the suburb of London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (147).

Vivian (Margaret, late wife of John, corder).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows the Great. To Peter Vivian a tenement in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for a term of three years next after her decease. To Margaret, daughter of the said Peter, the reversion of rents of a shop in the same parish after the decease of Andrew de Redyng, tailor, and Margery his wife. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (148).

Larmurer (Nicholas), called "Clerk."—To be buried in the church of S. Mary le Bow. To Johanna his wife and his children by her, as well as to Simon de Caumpes, his servant, he leaves his interest in certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary le Bow. Also to his said wife and children his leasehold interest in lands and tenements in Upton Soke, Wexham, and elsewhere in co. Bucks. Certain tenements in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury, extending from the high way of Lothebury as far as the palace which is there towards the east end, to be sold to pay his debts. Other tenements in the aforesaid parishes of S. Margaret and S. Mary he leaves to his said wife and to John, Thomas, Johanna, and Margery his children, and the heirs of their bodies; remainder in default to pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Johanna his former wife, Johanna his present wife, and others. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (149)

Sterre (Thomas).—Certain quitrents of a shop in Bridgestreet, parish of S. Magnus the Martyr, and a tenement in the parish of S. George de Estchep in the lane called "Seyntbotulfeslane," to be sold by his executors to pay his aforesaid (sic) legacies. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.


Juliana, the relict and executrix of the testament of the said Thomas, did not come, but it was proved by the executors John de Chepsted, fishmonger, and Robert Pykeman.

Roll 76 (150)

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

Haselyngfeld (Robert de).—Bequest of three shillings and fourpence a year to the chaplain of S. Mary in the church of S. Martin celebrating for the term of thirteen years next after his decease. His tenements in the parish of S. Benedict at Castle Baynard, and quitrents in Fletestret near the Carmelite Friars, (fn. 44) to be sold for pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Johanna his late wife, and others, after payment of his debts and legacies. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (151)

Poyntel (Johanna, relict of Thomas).—To Isabella, daughter of William de Wynchestre, late cordwainer, her tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles near Pentecostelane. The residue, &c. Dated London, Tuesday in Easter week [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (154).

Youn (John).—To Richard Youn and Margery, wife of the same, a certain mansion in the parish of S. George near Estchepe for life; remainder to John their son in tail. To Johanna his daughter, a nun at Rouespere, (fn. 45) forty shillings annual quitrent of tenements in the parishes of S. Peter upon Cornhull, S. George near Estchepe, S. Andrew Huberd, and S. Mary atte Hull, for life. To Johanna his wife tenements in the said parishes of S. Andrew Huberd and S. Mary atte Hull for life; remainder to his right heirs, and in default of such heirs the same to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to be devoted to the glory of the Blessed Virgin in the chapel of the aforesaid church of S. Andrew; another third to go to the religious houses of Merton, (fn. 46) Rouespere, and Cricherche (fn. 47) in London, and S. Bartholomew, Smethefeld; and the residue to be distributed among the poor. Provision to be made for a chantry in the said church of S. Andrew for a term of seven years next after the decease of his aforesaid wife. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (155).

Shenefeld. (John de), tanner.—One of his messuages in Lymbrennereslane in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate he leaves to the Fraternity of the Light of S. Mary in the church of S. Sepulchre, of which Fraternity he was a member. Other tenements in the same lane to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (156).

Curteise (Thomas).—Bequests to the church of S. Michael Queenhithe for maintenance of fabric and of a lamp to burn night and day, charged on his tenement near Roumlond. (fn. 48) To Alice his daughter his said tenement for life, together with two leads (plumba), a cistern, and a "taptrogh"; (fn. 49) remainder to the high altar of the church of S. Mary de Mountenhaut for the maintenance of the rector for the time being. Bequest also for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Michael for the souls of the testator, Johanna his late wife, and others. The residue of his goods, after payment of debts and funeral expenses, to remain to Alice his daughter for pious uses. Dated London, 2 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (157).

Bowier (William), "webbe." (fn. 50) —His tenement wherein he lived, situate in Syvethenelane, parish of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche, to be sold, and forty shillings of the proceeds to go to John his son, and one "andwork." (fn. 51) To Johanna and Amicia his daughters forty shillings and one brass pot respectively. To Emma his wife for life his shop in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherch; and to Hugh Joye a shop adjacent. Dated the morrow of S. Nicholas [6 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (158).

Thorp (John, son of Reginald de).—Certain tenements in Holbourn which he had of the heirs of Richard de Podyngton are to be delivered to the persons entitled. To Alice and Agnes, daughters of William de Grantham, certain tenements. His tenement in Fletstrete, parish of S. Brigid, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church and to charitable uses. To John Wygan certain tenements in Sholane. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (159).

Stokwell (Hugh, son of Richard de).—To Alice his father's wife for life tenements and rents formerly belonging to his said father in Redcrouchstrete; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated 8 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (160).

Stokwell (Richard de).—To Hugh his son his tenements in Redcrouchstrete. To Alice his wife and to his said son his tenement in le Forstret for their lives; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife for life he leaves his mansion house, the residue of his goods being devoted to pious uses. Dated 4 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (161).

Albon (William), "felmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon. To Agnes his wife lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of S. Martin Pomer; in Phelippeslane, parish of S. Alphege; and in the parishes of S. Mary de Colchirche and S. Michael de Bassieshawe, for life; remainders to Margaret, Margery, Felicia, Johanna, and Juliana his daughters, and to William and Stephen his sons, and the heirs of their bodies; remainder to pious uses. Also to William his son ten marks of silver, one cup of silver value twenty shillings, and one cup of mazer value eight shillings. To Margaret and Margery his daughters one hundred shillings respectively; and to Stephen his son ten marks. To Juliana his daughter one hundred shillings; and to his uterine child with which Agnes his wife is enceinte ten marks. Bequests to chantries in the church of S. Mary de Colechirche. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (162)

Berkyngg (fn. 52) (Simon de), goldsmith.—To Lucy his wife tenements in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestret for life; remainder to John his son. Also to his said wife for life rents in the parishes of S. Pancras in Sopereslane, All Hallows de Honylane in Westchepe, and S. Sepulchre without Neugate; remainder to Agnes his daughter. To Thomas his son the reversion of tenements in the parish of S. Mathew de Freydaistrete for life; remainder to Agnes and Secilia his daughters in successive tail. In the event of all his children dying without heirs he leaves his mansion house in Wodestrete to the Almonry of S. Dunstan of the Goldsmithery, (fn. 53) London, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Peter de Wodestrete, under the supervision of the wardens of the said Groldsmithery; and the rest of his aforesaid tenements to be sold for maintenance of chantries and other pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (163)

Aspal (Adam), skinner.—To Auncillia his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Christopher de Bredstrete, S. Michael upon Cornhull, and S. Mary atte Hull near Billyngesgate, for life; remainders as to a tenement in the said parish of S. Christopher to John and Richard his sons, and Juliana his daughter, in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. The other tenements to be sold after the decease of his said wife to help pay his debts. To Gerard de Beaunes one mark. Dated London, Wednesday in Easter week [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (164).

Notingham (Emmota, late wife of John de).—To Alice her daughter, for marriage, one moiety of the rent of a certain tenement for a term of six years, the other moiety being given to the Friars of the H. Cross for pious uses. After the expiration of the said term the said tenement to remain to John, son of John de Notingham, and to the aforesaid Alice in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated Friday next after the Feast of S. Vincentius [22 Jan.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 76 (165).

Holebech (Katherine, late wife of Thomas de, draper).—To Bartholomew and William her sons, and to Alice her daughter, bequests of money and specificchattels, comprising cups of silver and of mazer, silver spoons, feather beds, sheets, towels, coffers, chests, &c.; also the remaining terms of all her apprentices, who are to reside with John Pecche, her father. The said John Pecche appointed guardian of her daughter, and co-executor of this her testament with John her eldest brother. Dated London, Thursday the morrow of Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (166).

Botiller (Geoffrey le), draper.—To Isabella his wife for life he devises his mansion house in S. Nicholas Acon Lane; and to John his son and Katherine his daughter divers tenements, reversions, &c., in Bowelane, Grovereslane, and elsewhere in the parishes of S. John de Walbrok, S. Mary de Bothawe, S. Swithin, S. Clement near Candelwykstrete, and others, in tail, with cross remainders. To John, son of William de Machyngg, his godson, he gives the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Acon. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (167)

Sampford (Thomas de).—To Margaret his daughter twenty pounds sterling. The tenement which he acquired of Nicholas Madefrey to be sold, and ten pounds out of the proceeds to go to his said daughter, and the residue for pious uses for the souls of Philip Grentyl and Alice (sic) and the testator. Dated Maundy Thursday (die Jovis in cena domini) (fn. 54) [9 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (168)

Hayron (Thomas), vintner.—All his tenements in the City of London to be sold by John le Chaucer, his brother, (fn. 55) and his debts paid. Dated London, 7 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (169).

Atte Loke (John), blader.—To Thomas Carles and Cristina his daughter, wife of the said Thomas, his tenement wherein he lived, situate in S. Vedast Lane, parish of S. Leonard. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Edmund, King and Martyr [20 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (170).

Hassheby (John de), clerk.—To Alice Waryn he leaves his estate in tenements formerly belonging to Robert de Raby, together with a moiety of certain tenements in Shitebournelane and of a shop annexed thereto. Dated at Holbourne, Tuesday next after the Feast when Quasi modo geniti is sung, (fn. 56) A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (171)

Leggy (Peter).—His tenements in the parish of All Hallows in Grascherchestrete to be sold. Thomas his brother to have the option of buying the same for twenty pounds sterling or to receive one hundred shillings out of the proceeds; the residue to be devoted to payment of his debts and fulfilment of his testament. Dated London, Thursday, 2 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (172)

Barton (John de), coffrer.—His tenements in the parish of S. Peter de Bradstrete at the Augustinian Friars (fn. 57) to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (173).

Swanlond (Agnes de).—To William Bisshop de Stowe all her lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of S. John Zachary which she and the said William conjointly acquired by feoffment of James de Thame and Alice his wife. Dated London, XVIII. Kal. May [14 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (175).

Beel (Thomas, son of John).—To Johanna his mother his tenement in Fletestret, parish of S. Brigid, for life; remainder to Henry his brother. His tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan to be devoted to the expenses of his funeral, masses, &c., and after the lapse of three years to revert to his aforesaid mother for life, with similar remainder. Also to his said brother all his lands, tenements, meadows, woods, &c., in the parishes of Willesdon, Hendon, and Harow. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1348.


Whereupon came Alice Martyn and put her claim upon tenements mentioned in the said testament.

Roll 76 (176)

Brauncestre (John de), goldsmith.—His shop in the parish of S. Matthew in Fridaystret to be sold for pious uses. To Matilda his daughter in tail the shop which he acquired of Margaret his mother in the parish of the church of S. Peter aforesaid (sic); remainder to pious uses. A brewhouse in the parish of S. Faith the Virgin to be sold, after expiration of a lease, for similar uses. Walter de Algate, goldsmith, appointed guardian of his daughter until full age, marriage, or advancement in some other way. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (177).

Stephene (John) de Totenham, apothecary.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows. To Andrew Aubrey (fn. 58) rents of a tenement called "le yuyhalle," (fn. 59) formerly belonging to Thomas Romayn, (fn. 60) in the parish of H. Trinity the Less. Dated London, Friday next after the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (178).

Heydone (Richard de), "whittawiere." (fn. 61) —To be buried in the church of All Hallows near London Wall. To Robert le Whittawyere in tail the reversion of a tenement in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, after the decease of Matilda his wife, mother of the said Robert; remainder to the maintenance of the fabric of the said parish church. To his said wife shops in Bradestrete Ward, parish of All Hallows, for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. The residue, &c. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (179).

Sewell (Thomas de), bureller. (fn. 62) —To be buried in the church of S. Swithin. His tenement in the parish of S. Swithin to be sold to fulfil his testament, saving to the Master and Brethren of S. James near Westminster, and to the Prior and Convent of s. Saviour de Bermondeseye, certain annual quitrents. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (180).

Brampton (Sewall de), girdler.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Laurence in the Jewry. To John his son rents in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebery and in Chepe near le Brodeselde formerly belonging to William de Brampton, his father. To Simon his servant his leasehold interest in a moiety of a shop in Chepe, and the guardianship of his children. To William his son and to Alice his daughter forty shillings respectively and divers household chattels, among which are a "dosser" (fn. 63) and cushions. The residue of his goods he leaves to his three children for their lives; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, in the parish of S. Laurence aforesaid, 9 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (181).

Flete (William de), mercer.—To his Fraternity of All Hallows de Bredstret rent acquired from Henry de Flete, his father, in the parish of S. Brigid. To Richard le Yonge, mercer, tenements devised to him by Juliana his late sister, in the same parish and in the parish of S. Andrew in Holebourn, for life; remainder to the fabric of the said church of S. Brigid for the good of his soul. Dated London, Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (182).

Sampford (Loth de).—To John his son his tenement near Barbekane, parish of S. Botolph without Aldrisgate, and in default of heirs the same to be sold for the maintenance of a priest in the church of S. Clement for one year. Dated Tuesday after Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (183).

Cavendych (Thomas de), mercer or draper. (fn. 64) —To be buried in the collegiate church of S. Thomas de Acon (fn. 65) near the Conduit (fn. 66) of London. To Agnes his wife one hundred pounds sterling and her entire chamber, provided she accept the same by way of dower; also houses, &c., in the parishes of S. Mary de Colchurche and S. Dunstan towards the Tower for life; remainder to John his son. To Isabella his daughter the reversion of shops in Tourstrete, parish of S. Dunstan, and twenty pounds sterling. To Thomas his son tenements in Watelyngestrete, parish of Aldermariechurche, and rents in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhull, subject to a charge for the maintenance of chantries in the parish church of S. Mary de Colcherche. Other bequests for the maintenance of various chantries in the said church of S. Mary and the churches of S. Thomas de Acon and S. Martin Pomer, as well as in the parish church of S. Mary de Ewell (fn. 67) in the diocese of Winchester. An annual sum of money in which Sir Henry Husee, Knt., of Suthsex, stood bound to him is to be distributed in charity according to the conscience of his executors. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Apostles Simon and Jude, viz., III. Kal. November [30 Oct.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (184).

Lyndewode (Walter de).—To be buried in the church or churchyard of All Hallows de Graschirche. To Johanna his wife for life the tenement which he acquired from William de Elsyngg in Graschirche Street in the said parish of All Hallows; remainder to Edmund his son. Also to his said son, his heirs and assigns, another tenement in the same street and parish; but if the said Edmund should predecease the said Johanna his mother, the same to remain to his mother for life; and after her death the same to be sold for pious uses, whether the said Edmund survive his mother or not. Dated London, 12 January, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (185).

Chelseye (Sibil, daughter of Thomas de).—To John Miccham a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth in Shitebournelane, and the residue of her goods. Dated 14 April, 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349].
Roll 76 (186).

Burdet (Matilda, late wife of Ralph).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid in Fletestret. To Johanna, daughter of Robert de Flete, junior, and Cecilia her sister, nieces of the testatrix, houses in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid. The residue, &c. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (187).

Norton (Alice, late wife of Gregory (fn. 68) de).—To be buried in the church of the Priory of S. Mary de Clerkenewell near London. To Thomas atte Shyre and the heirs of his body her tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of the said parish church for the souls of the testatrix, Gregory de Norton, Roger and Johanna, Thomas atte Shyre, Johanna, Isabella, and Matilda, and subject to certain charitable and other bequests; remainder in default of such heirs to the Prioress and Convent of Clerkenewell for similar pious uses. Also to the said Thomas atte Shyre in tail all her shops in the aforesaid parish and in Berebyndereslane (fn. 69) for the maintenance of a chantry in the Priory of S. Mary de Clerkenewell for the space of seven years next after her decease. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].
Roll 76 (188).

Lambhethe (Richard de).—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew Huberd. Bequests of annual rents, charged on a tenement in the said parish of S. Andrew, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the souls of the testator, Richard his father, Margery his mother, Cristina and Cristina his former wives, Emma his wife, Walter de Papworth and Alice, wife of the same, and others; and for the maintenance of a torch and lamp to burn in the said church, and other pious uses. To Godleva, servant of Alice de Hakenei, a tenement and shops in the same parish; the same to remain to William his son in tail upon payment to the said Godleva of forty pounds sterling; remainder to Edmund his son. Also to the said William all the aforesaid tenements, subject to aforesaid rent charge for chantry; and rents in the parish of S. Botolph near Byllingsgate. Also to the said Edmund his son tenements in the parishes of S. Andrew Huberd, S. Margaret atte Patyns, and S. Mary atte Hull in tail; remainder to Richard his son for life; remainders over. Also to the said Richard all his ships and "batells" (fn. 70) with their apparel. Dated London, Monday next after Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (189).

Banham (Thomas de).—To Elena his wife for life all his tenements in Fletestrete; remainder to Elena and Diamanda his daughters in successive tail. Also to the said Diamanda and the heirs of her body shops in the same street; remainder in default of such heirs to the aforesaid Elena in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Monday next after the first Sunday of our Lord's Passion (fn. 71) [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (191).

Pounfreyt (William de).—To be buried in the hospital church of S. Thomas the Martyr of Suthwerk. Bequests of brass pots of divers weights to Margery, daughter of Adam de Crouch, and to Isabella de Horton; and of eight sheep to the said hospital. To John, son of the said Isabella, in tail, shops in Westehep and Milkstret. John de Pounfret, his nephew, and the aforesaid Isabella appointed guardians of the said John during minority, and charged with the payment of certain annual rents to the said Hospital of S. Thomas for keeping his obit and other pious uses. Also to his said nephew the reversion of his principal tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Milkstret after the termination of the aforesaid Isabella's life interest. To Agnes, wife of Nicholas, son of Bartholomew Thomasyn, shops in Milkstret in the aforesaid parish of S. Mary and in the parish of S. Mary de Wolchirchawe, subject to a charge for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid hospital church for the souls of Agnes, the testator's sister, and others; and also his leasehold interest in tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisschopesgate. Dated at Suthwerk, 4 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (192)

Longge (John le), butcher.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Algate. The tenement which he and Alice his wife formerly acquired of John Stoor, horse dealer, to be sold after the decease of his said wife, but so that Alexander le Mareschal, his fellow citizen, get not possession of it, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Botolph and other pious and charitable uses. Dated London. A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (193).

Egelof (William), "flecher." (fn. 72) All his tenements at the Tower of London in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngchirch to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be given to Robert his son, and the residue to be distributed for pious uses for the souls of himself, Johanna his wife, and others. Dated Friday the morrow of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (195).

Neve (John), senior, bureller.—His tenement in S. Laurence Lane, parish of S. Mary Abbecherche, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Swythin. To Juliana his wife his brewery in the parish of S. Laurence near Candelwikstret for life, remainder to pious uses; also his mansion house in the said parish of S. Swithin for life, and her entire chamber, with all other domestic utensils. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (196).

Moton (Robert, son of Robert, late woolmonger).—To be buried in the chapel of S. Mary in the church of S. Clement near Candelwykestrete. A certain tenement devised to him by his father to be sold to pay his aforesaid (sic) legacies. To Juliana his sister a tenement in Candelwykstrete in the parish of S. Clement in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (197).

Croydon (Hugh de).—To Margery his wife his term in a certain tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre. To John de Croidon, "Goldsmith," and John de Croidon, "Fishmongere," his sons, tenements within Newegate in the said parish in tail; remainder to Juliana his daughter in tail; remainder to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, London, for the time being, for the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the Guildhall Chapel; and the residue to be distributed to the prisoners in Newegate. The said Chamberlain for the time being to receive annually six shillings and eightpence for his trouble. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (198).

Trugg (William), girdler.—His tenements and brewery in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 3 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (199).

Madefrey (Nicholas), fishmonger.—To Johanna his daughter, wife of John de Reyner, ten pounds; and to John his son twenty pounds. His shop in Eldeffisshstret to be sold for charitable uses. Sir John the chaplain, his brother, appointed one of his executors. Dated Tuesday, 7 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (200).

Atte Vine or Vigne (Matilda), late wife of John Atte Rose.—To Matilda her niece, relict of John Ram, all her tenements and gardens in the parishes of S. Edmund de Lumbardestrete and S. Benedict de Greschirch; remainder in default of heirs of her body to pious and charitable uses. To William Warner, her kinsman, and to Amicia his sister, forty shillings each. To the work of the church of Amundeshame (fn. 73) also forty shillings; and to John Chartenays and Gunnora Horn sixty shillings apiece. To Sir Thomas, called "Dean," her chaplain, occupying the chantry founded by her in the said church of S. Edmund, one hundred shillings, and twenty pounds sterling for the purchase of a convenient house for him and his successors. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. George [23 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (201).

Atte Vyne or Vigne (Thomas), woolmonger.—To John, Thomas, Geoffrey, and Andrew his sons, and to his child en ventre sa mère, bèquests of money, silver cups, and brass pots; the money so bequeathed to be at the disposal of Alice his wife for their maintenance and for putting them out to trade, until the said children come of age. To his said wife forty pounds, and his (sic) entire chamber, with all vessels and utensils of silver, iron, lead, and wood, excepting those above bequeathed; and all his tenements for life. To the aforesaid John his tenement in Monechunelane; (fn. 74) in default of heirs of the body of the said John the same to be sold, and ten pounds of the proceeds to be divided equally among his other children, and the residue devoted to pious and charitable uses. To Thomas his son the reversion of his tenements in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns, and to Geoffrey and Andrew his sons other tenements in the same parish, subject to an annual rent charge for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Margaret for the souls of William atte Vyne, his father, Isabella his mother, and others. To his child en ventre sa mère he gives the reversion of all rents. within and without the gate where his aforesaid mother resides. Dated London........ A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (202)

Fayrsire (Ralph le).—His tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry before the altar of S. Katherine in the church of Willesdon. Alice his wife, John and Thomas his sons, appointed his chief executors. Dated at Harleston, (fn. 75) Monday, viz., 2 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (203)

Stanford (William de).—A tenement and shops which he acquired from Thomas Beldstede, his father, situate in the poor Jewry (apud pauperum Judaismum) in the parish of S. Olave, (fn. 76) near the Friars of H. Cross, to be sold to help pay his debts. To Johanna his wife the residue of all his rents and tenements in the City of London for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid (sic) church of S. Laurence. To Thomas his son the reversion of a tenement near the churchyard of the church of S. Laurence near Condewykestrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the souls of the testator, Johanna his wife, Thomas and Matilda his parents, and others, under the direction of the Master of the Collegiate Church of S. Laurence (fn. 77) aforesaid. Also to his said son the reversion of rents, tenements, &c., near Pouleswharf in the parish of S. Peter le Poure, and in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate; remainder in default of heirs of his body to pious uses. To Margaret his daughter the reversion of tenements in S. Martin Orgar Lane and in Thames Street, parish of S. Laurence aforesaid, with similar remainder. The residue of his goods after payment of debts and funeral expenses to be divided into three parts: one part to be devoted to pious uses, another to go to his said wife, and the remaining third to his said children in equal portions. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (205).

Creshalton (John de), Rector of the church of S. James de Garlekheth.—Leaves his house in Holy Trinity Street to the perpetual chantry of John Maunsel, late rector of the church of Croydon. Dated Sunday next before the Feast of S. George, Martyr [23 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (211).

Coton (Leticia, late wife of John, skinner).—By this her testament (testamentum), made in the presence of her notary public and others, she leaves to Isabella her daughter all her rents, tenements, chattels, and debts, under the guardianship of Master Stephen de Ketelbergh; remainder to pious uses with the exception of twenty marks, which she leaves to Helen her sister. And be it known that this is the final and last will (finalis et ultima voluntas) of the said Leticia, made after all her testaments (sic), viz., that the rector of the church of S. Stephen in Walbrok should have one cup of silver gilt; and that Helen her sister should have altogether (in universo) twenty pounds for her marriage, and her two best robes with one short robe. Of this testament or last will she appoints the aforesaid Master Stephen and Helen and Sirs John and Edmund de Ketelbergh her executors. Dated at the mansion house wherein Sir Michael de Ponyng used to live in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less, 18 December, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (218)

Romeney (John), potter.—To the work of the said (sic) church he leaves his shop, with garden, &c., situate near the lane leading to the Bishop of London's field called "le lampittes," (fn. 78) so that the parishioners of the said S. Botolph preserve the said shop from wind and rain. To Agnes his daughter also a shop and garden near the above; and to Agnes his wife for life the residue of his rents and tenements; remainder to the said church of S. Botolph for maintenance of a chaplain to be presented by the Mayor of London for the time being, to whom he leaves annually six shillings and eightpence for his trouble. Provision made for other chantries in the same church for a term of three years next after his decease. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. George, Martyr [23 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (219).

Bredstrete (Emma, late wife of John de).—Bequest of money for chantries in the church of All Hallows de Bredstret. Her tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday, 21 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (220).

Wynton (William de), "cordewaner."—To John his son forty shillings rent which he formerly acquired conjointly with William his father, issuing from a tenement called "Aernselde" (sic) in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete and in Westchepe, he paying an annuity of ten shillings to Isabella his sister. Dated London ...... A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (221).

Wynton (Milicent, relict of William de).—To William her son forty shillings rent which she and her said husband conjointly acquired, issuing from a tenement called "Berneselde" (sic) in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete and in Westchepe, he paying an annuity of ten shillings to Isabella her daughter, sister to the said William. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Apostles SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 76 (222).

Laoer (John).—Bequest for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mary aforesaid (sic). To Richard his son all his tenements and rents in the City and suburbs for life; remainder to Juliana his daughter for life; remainders over. The residue of all his goods to be divided between the said Richard and Juliana after payment of debts and legacies. Dated London, 7 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (223).

Schenefeld (Walter de), tanner.—Bequest for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid (sic) church of S. Sepulchre. To Johanna his wife her entire chamber and all vessels and utensils appertaining to the hall, larder, and kitchen; also the third part of all his movable goods, as by law she ought to have. Bequests to Alice his daughter; John de Hadham, his illegitimate son; and Alice de Hadham, mother of the said John. His wife appointed guardian of Alice and Ymayna his daughters. Also to his said wife a tenement and garden in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate for life; remainder to his said daughters in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to the said John de Hadham he leaves his table in le Tanneresselde (fn. 79) in the parish of S. Mary le Bow in Westchepe; and to his aforesaid daughters houses and shops in Secollane and Lymbrennersslane, parish of S. Sepulchre. Dated London, Wednesday next after Feast of Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1347.
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Reygate (Nicholas de), girdler.—To Thomas and Roger his sons his tenement and rent in the street of S. Laurence in the Jewry, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church. His tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Bassinggeshawe to be sold to pay his debts and for pious uses. Release of a term of three years of their apprenticeship to William Escote and Thomas Cherlewode respectively, and assignment of residue of their terms to Roger his aforesaid son. To Robert and Nicholas his sons the residue of his goods not otherwise disposed of. Dated Monday next after Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (225).

Giles (Thomas) de Fletstret.—To Diamanda his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid (sic) for life, together with the reversion of shops, &c., held by devise of John Gyles, his father, by Dame Alice de Holdernesse, in Bridelane and Sholane; his said wife to pay his debts and to maintain and educate his son Thomas as a clerk, his son John as a clerk or artificer, and Isabella his daughter in a religious order or secular work (in ordine regulari vel opere seculari); also to provide a wax taper of five pounds weight, round or square, to burn before the figure of the Annunciation of the V. Mary on festivals, and the expenses of a lamp to burn night and day before the high altar in the said church of S. Brigid. To his aforesaid sons Thomas and John the reversion of certain tenements in Fletstrete, Sholane, and Bridelane, charged with the maintenance of their parents' obit and other pious uses. To Margery his daughter, wife of Richard Dachet, "sporier," the reversion of the aforesaid shops in Sholane, and to Isabella his daughter the reversion of other tenements, for their lives; remainder to Thomas his son. To the aforesaid Thomas his son all his books, bound and unbound, on the canon and civil law, literature (grammatice), dialectic, theology, as well as geometry and astronomy. Also to his said children divers specificchattels, including two cups of mazer called respectively "Bride" and "Balloc," and a white cup bound with a circle of silver gilt, having the name of Jesus enamelled at the bottom, posnets, basins and ewers, beds, silver spoons, towels, &c. No date.
Roll 76 (226).

Kyngestone (Adam de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew Hubert. Bequest for maintenance of a wax taper in the said church. His tenement in the lane and parish of S. Andrew Hubert to be sold to fulfil his testament. All his goods and chattels movable to be divided into two parts, and one moiety to be divided equally between Cecilia his daughter, wife of Richard Paterlyng, and their children who are unmarried, and Juliana his daughter, wife of William Swift, and their children; the other moiety being reserved for payment of his legacies written below. (fn. 80) Dated London, Tuesday, 10 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (227).

Tanrugge or Tanrygge (William de).—His shop in Chepe, parish of S. Pancras, near Sopereslane, to be sold, and one mark of the proceeds to be given to the Prior of H. Trinity near Alegate. All his tenements in Berchervereslane, parish of S. Michael de Cornhull, and all his goods and chattels not otherwise disposed of, to be sold, and the proceeds to go to the fulfilment of this his testament. Dated London, Sunday, 15 February, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (228).

Mymmes (John de), "ymaginour." (fn. 81) —To Matilda his wife all his tenements in parishes of S. Mildred, Poultry, and S. Mary de Colcherche for life; remainder to Alice and Isabella his daughters; remainder in default of heirs of their bodies to pious uses in the chapel of S. Mary de Conynghoplane (fn. 82) in the aforesaid parish of S. Mildred. His wife appointed guardian of Isabella his daughter, to be succeeded by Roger Osekyn, pepperer, in case of her decease before his said daughter comes of age. Dated London, 19 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (229).

Larmurer (Gerard).—To Eustachia his wife tenements in Fletstrete, parish of S. Brigid, for life, subject to her maintaining and educating Isabella his daughter; remainder to his said daughter and her heirs, without power of alienation; remainder in default of an heir of her body to the new chapel of S. Mary the Virgin without Aldresgate for pious uses. Also to his said wife the residue of his goods for life; remainder to Ralph his son and Isabella his daughter in equal portions. Dated London, Wednesday, 3 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (230).

Sonday (John) de Hatfeld Regis, (fn. 83) Rector of the church of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe.—To be buried in the chancel of his church or where God shall dispose. To Sir Richard Vincent, rector of the church of S. Benedict Shorhogge, and Sir John David de Hertford, chaplain, all his books, robes, beds, vessels of brass and wood, and utensils, &c. To the Abbot and Convent of Waltham Holy Cross all his tenements in the town of Waltham for pious uses, and all his houses in Soperlane in the Ward of Cordewanerstrete acquired from the executors of Johanna de Maundeville, to provide chantries therewith for the souls of the said Johanna, Robert Priour, her father, and Emma her mother, and others, at the altar of S. Thomas the Martyr in the church of the monastery. Dated London, 6 March, A.D. 1348.
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Penthog (Johanna, late wife of Geoffrey, waterlader (fn. 84) ).—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Alegate near her husband. Five horses with two carts, together with the tenement devised to her by her aforesaid husband, and one portion (porcionem) of hay, to be sold for pious uses. To Robert her brother a house and garden for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (232).

Cros (Henry).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To Johanna his wife his tenement and wharf in Thames Street in the said parish of S. Dunstan for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Monday, 13 October, A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (233).

Sabricworth or Sabricheworth (William de), "felmongere." His house in the parish of S. Augustine at Pappay (fn. 85) to be sold for charitable uses. His wife Johanna and William Grubbelane appointed his executors, the latter to have ten shillings for his trouble. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (234).

Merk (Margaret, late wife of Ralph).—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Lothebury, for which purpose she leaves half a mark. Houses, &c., in Bisshopesgate and in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury, a brewery in Mogwellestrete, and a bakehouse in Knyghtriderestrete to be sold for pious uses. Pecuniary bequests to William Fenton, Henry Beaumond, John Pieres, and Robert Pieres of Watford; also to Roger Merk the ten marks bequeathed to him by his father, the aforesaid Ralph. The residue of the proceeds of the sale of her tenements mentioned in her testament to be devoted to the maintenance of one chantry in the churches of S. Margaret de Lothebury and S. Mary de Watford, co. Herts, respectively. Dated London, 30 March, 23 Edward III. [1349].
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Totenham (John de), chandler.—To Agnes his wife two tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Wodestrete, and an annual quitrent of six shillings in la Redecrouchestretewithout Crepelgate, for life; remainder to pious uses for the souls of Thomas his son and others. Also to his said wife his tenement in Ingenelane (fn. 86) in the aforesaid parish for life; remainder to William de Holeweye, late apprentice of Simon de Berkyngg, in tail, subject to the maintenance of a chantry for the space of twenty years. Dated in the aforesaid parish of S. Michael de Wodestrete, 7 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (236).

Kirkeby (William de), cordwainer.—To John his son a brewery and shops in the parish of S. Dunstan West in Fletestrete; remainder in default of an heir of his body to Robert Gentilman, brother of the testator. Certain shops in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrete to be sold for pious uses. His aforesaid brother Robert appointed guardian of Elena, daughter of John le Skynner, in the testator's place. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Edward, King and Martyr [18 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (237).

Osekyn (Roger), pepperer.—To Isabella his wife his mansion and shops in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter. Certain rents issuing from the tenement of Master Stephen de Ketelbergh, clerk, in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less, and tenements in the same parish, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife his leasehold estate in a tenement and shop in Soperslane bequeathed to him by Nicholas Corp. The residue of all his goods to be divided equally between his said wife and daughter, the daughter remaining under the guardianship of her mother until full age or advancement. Simon his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 13 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (238).

Cifrewast (John).—To Thomas Cary his tenement in London without Ludgate. Johanna Cifrewast, his mother, Sir J. Simon Cifrewast, and Sir John, parson of "la Hoke," (fn. 87) appointed executors. Dated Kinggeston, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (239).

Mokkyngg (Richard, son of Hugh de, fishmonger).—To John Litle and Roger Luter, fishmonger, the reversion of his tenement in la Crokydlane in the aforesaid (sic) parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete, near the tenement of Geoffrey Horn, after the decease of Alice his mother; with a similar reversion of shops in Bruggestret in the same parish, situate near the shop of John Horn, Flemyng. Dated London, Saturday in Easter week [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (240).

Wirhale (John de).—The reversion of his houses held by William de Hales in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate, also his house in the parish of S. John Zacary, to be sold, and the proceeds delivered to Johanna his wife for payment of his debts and for portions to William, Thomas, and Isabella his children. If his said wife should be unwilling that the sale should take place, the aforesaid houses are to remain to her for life, with remainder to his aforesaid children equally. Certain executors appointed in the event of his dying in London, and certain others in the event of his dying at Edelmetone. (fn. 88) Dated Edelmetone, Friday the morrow of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
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Elsingg (William de), mercer.—To Robert his son a tenement with shops and garden in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, and divers rents in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry. All his tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Alphege and S. Mary de Aldermanburi, together with the appropriation of the said church of S. Mary, in which tenements he had already commenced to build an almshouse of stone and a church, he devises for the maintenance of a hospital (fn. 89) for the poor, blind, and indigent of both sexes, under the direction of a prior and convent; and he wills that no one else soever, ecclesiastic or secular, except the said prior and convent and the testator's executors after named, shall intermeddle in the said house or hospital. And whereas the wants of the poor are too many for his means to completely satisfy, he leaves to the said prior, &c., tenements, shops, rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Jewry, All Hallows de Honylane, S. Martin Pomer in Ismongerelane, S. Mildred in the Poultry, S. Giles without Crepelgate, and All Hallows de Graschirche; also in Conynghoplane in the said parish of S. Mildred, and in Cordewanerstrete in the parish of S. Mary le Bow, and in the parish of S. Benedict atte Wodewharf and elsewhere, so that the said prior and convent for the time being maintain chantries for the souls of Robert le Fruyter, Ralph de Holbech and Sir Geoffrey de Holbech, William de Carleton, Bartholomew de Castello, William de Gayton, and others. Notification of the king's licence in mortmain for the above devises having been obtained; and also of the assent of Sir Ralph [de Stratford], Bishop of London, the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's, and other parties interested, to the canons in the said hospital being placed under the rule and order of S. Augustine, with the habit of canons regular of the same order, and to their number being five at the least. (fn. 90) The Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's appointed patrons of the said hospital, and to act as wardens during a vacancy. His executors to be guardians of the said hospital and of all the above tenements and rents until a prior and canons shall have been duly-elected and constituted. Dated in the hospital aforesaid, Monday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (242).

Aspal (Auncillia, late wife of Adam, skinner).—All tenements devised to her by her late husband to be sold for payment of debts. Money held by her for John and William, sons of John de Neuport, fishmonger, during their minority, to be delivered for safe keeping to the Chamberlain of the Guildhall, London, until they come of age or marry, allowance being made for their maintenance, according to the law and custom of the Guildhall of London for orphans. To Thomas de Thame twenty shillings. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. George [23 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (243).

Warefeld (John de).—His tenement and wharf in the parish of S. Mary atte Helle to be sold, and twenty shillings out of the proceeds to go to Richard and Thomas his sons respectively, and one mark to John, son of Ydonea his daughter. Bequest of twelve marks for pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
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Neve (Juliana, relict of John le).—Certain tenements to be sold for pious uses, as in the testament of the said John (fn. 91) more fully is contained. Agnes, sister of the testatrix, appointed one of her executors. Dated London, Wednesday in the week next before Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
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Walpol (John de), goldsmith.—To be buried in the chancel of his parish church of All Hallows de Bredstret. To Agnes his wife for life tenements in the said parish. His tenements in the parish of H. Trinity to be sold for payment of his debts and funeral expenses and for pious and charitable uses. An annuity of forty shillings reserved for William Faukes, but not assignable except to John the testator's son. To Matilda Turnepany a shop in Bredstret for life. If his aforesaid wife marry again, she is to enjoy only her dower in the aforesaid tenements in the parishes of All Hallows and H. Trinity; otherwise she is to hold the same for life, subject to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of All Hallows for the souls of Bartholomew, the testator's father; Katherine his mother; Eeginald, the father of the said Agnes, and Juliana her mother; Thomas de Walpol; and others. To Margery his daughter the reversion of a house in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, with tavern and cellar for wood and coal, charged with a certain annuity to Crastina de Crepelgate, "Polleter"; (fn. 92) remainder in default of an heir of her body tó John his son. When the latrine (longanam) situate between the house of the said Margery and "Herberger" (fn. 93) (sic) requires cleansing, the same is to be done at the expense of the said John and Margery, and the soil carried to the Thames. Also to his said daughter the reversion of another house and shops in the same parish, with a latrine on the west side (for cleansing which a moiety of the expenses is to be borne by her), subject to certain annual rents to the Almoner of the church of S. Paul, to the Chamber of the said church, and to the aforesaid John. Also to the said John all his other tenements in the parish of All Hallows not otherwise disposed of, charged with the maintenance of chantries in the said church of All Hallows and the church of S. Peter de Wodestret; remainder in default of heirs to the Almonry of S. Dunstan of the Goldsmithery (de Aurifabria), London, for similar pious and charitable uses, and if the said Goldsmithery be remiss the same to remain to London Bridge on like condition; and in default the said tenements to be sold and the proceeds divided into three parts: one part to be distributed in aid of the poor members of the Goldsmithery and for marriage portions for poor girls of the same handicraft, and the second and third parts to be devoted to pious uses in the churches of All Hallows and S. Peter de Wodestret respectively. Adam de Walpol, his brother, appointed supervisor of his testament. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
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Thorp (Reginald de), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Brigid the Virgin. To John his son his interest in certain shops in Sholane and elsewhere in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid during the lifetime of Alice, daughter of William de Grantham; also tenements in the parish of S. Andrew de Holebourne demised to the testator by Richard, son of John Podyngton, and other tenements in the aforesaid parish of S. Brigid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the souls of Elena his wife and others. Dated Fletestrete, in the suburb of London, 10 April, A.D. 1349.
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Ostage (William), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher. To Thomas his son he leaves the tenement acquired by gift from Robert his brother in the parish of S. Katherine de Belyetereslane, (fn. 94) and to Juliana his daughter in tail a tenement in Berbyndereslane; remainders to pious uses for the souls of the testator, Matilda his late wife, and others. Also to his said son a tenement called "le Welhous" in the said parish of S. Christopher, and shops in the parish of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the souls of himself and wife, Simon his father, Amicia his mother, Robert his brother, and others. Richard his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated 20 March, A.D. 1348.
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Atte Rothe (Nicholas), salter.—Devises to the high altar of the church of All Hallows de Bredstret, and to the Fraternity of Corpus Christi in the said church for pious uses. To Cristina his wife for life one moiety of a corner tenement in the parish of All Hallows which he acquired from Reginald le Forbour, formerly of London Bridge, charged with an annual rent of twopence to the said fraternity; remainders over to his children and to the aforesaid fraternity. Also to the said fraternity the other moiety of the same tenement for pious uses. Dated London, 12 April, A.D. 1349.
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Sprot (John).—To Simon Mars, goldsmith, and Agnes, wife of the same, tenements in the parish of S. Martin near Ludgate. Dated Tuesday next after Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
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Monday next after Feast of S. John anteportam Latinam [6 May].

Preston (Richard de), "cordewaner."—His tenement called "le Cok in the houpe" in the parish of S. Alphege at London Wall to be sold, and twenty shillings of the proceeds to go to the children of William atte Crouche and to John de Preston, his brother, respectively. The residue to be devoted to pious uses for the souls of the testator and of Johanna his wife, &c. Dated London, 10 March, A.D. 1348.
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Atte Welle (William), chandler.—To Gunnora his wife his tenement at Ebbegate (fn. 95) in the parish of S. Laurence Pounteneye for life; the same to be sold after her decease, and the proceeds divided among Peter and Gilbert, Johanna and Agnes his children in equal portions, saving one fifth part to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, in the parish of All Hallows in Bredstrete, Saturday the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], A.D. 1348.
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Heldere (William le), pelterer. (fn. 96) —To Henry his stepson a tenement in the parish of S. Alburga (fn. 97) and Ward of Bisshopesgate; if he should die without an heir of his body the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Agnes his wife, and others. Dated Saturday next after Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (257).

Hore (Robert le), corder.—A shop and a half in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstret to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Wednesday, 11 March, A.D. 1348.
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Basyngstoke (Richard de), goldsmith.—To Richard, son of John de Guldeford, his godson, his tenement wherein he lived in the parish of S. Michael de Wodestrete. To Thomas his son a brewery in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestrete, and another brewery called "le Horssho" in the same parish; also tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrete, S. Peter de Wodestret, S. Peter de Cornhull, and S. Mathew de Frydaystrete, subject to the payment of an annuity of forty shillings to Amy his daughter. His tenements in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Michael de Wodstret. Also to the aforesaid Thomas a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, and a tenement called "le Bretasse" (fn. 98) in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar in Thamisestrete. Dated London, Friday the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (262).

Northeye (Stephen de).—His tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen he leaves to the church of S. Martin le Grand to increase the portion of its vicars, so that one of the said vicars celebrate mass at the altar of S. Stephen in the said church, especially for the souls of Master Stephen de Northeye, his uncle, and others. Dated London, XVI. Kal. May [16 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (263).

Kyngeston (David de).—To Simon his son and Johanna his daughter all his lands, rents, and tenements in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury in successive tail; remainder to pious uses in the said parish church for the souls of the testator, Felicia and Sarah his wives, John his father, Matilda his mother, and others. The residue of his lands and tenements in the City of London to be sold for pious and charitable uses. John Lucas appointed guardian of the said Simon, and John de Herlawe guardian of his aforesaid daughter, they giving security for the same in the Guildhall of London. Dated London, 3 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (264).

Bel (Henry), armourer.—To Johanna his wife and to his children he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Brigid, Virgin, and S. Dunstan in Fletstrete, for their lives; remainder to his right heirs. Dated London, Monday next after Easter week [12 April], A.D. 1349.


Whereupon Alice Martyn put her claim upon the tenements named in the said testament.

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Kyssere (Richard), cutler.—To Avice his wife all his tenements inherited from Hugh his father in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury for life; after her decease the same to be sold, and forty shillings of the proceeds to go to John de Thirlawe und Johanna, wife of the said John, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. His aforesaid wife appointed guardian of John, son of William de Stebenheth. Dated London, 4 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (267).

Foxton (John de).—To the Prior and Convent of the Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate his tenement in the parish of S. Martin in the Vintry for the maintenance of the infirm and weak, saving thereout an annual rent of eight shillings to the Prior and Convent of Preaching Friars (fn. 99) of London. To Friar John his son for life a term of years in a garden at Roumlond (fn. 100) near the Tower of London demised to the testator by the Mayor, Aldermen, and whole city of London, the said John paying annually to the Chamber of the Guildhall forty pence; remainder to the Convent of Preaching Friars of London for pious uses for the souls of himself, Juliana his wife, the Mayor, Aldermen, and whole Commonalty of London, Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
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Maryns (Thomas de), apothecary,—To Dyonisia his wife all his tenements in the City of London and suburbs, and reversion of tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Honylane, for life, charged with an annuity of twenty-six shillings and eightpence to Katherine his daughter, a nun of Berkyngge. To Margaret his daughter in tail the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Dyonisius de Graschirche, and other tenements and shops in Grubbestrete, parish of S. Griles without Crepulgate; in Wodestrete, parish of S. Alphege within Crepulgate; and in the parish of All Hallows de Stanenchirche near Blaunchapelton, (fn. 101) subject to the above charge; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid wife the residue of the term of John his apprentice. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (270).

Rote (John), skinner.—To John his son in tail he leaves tenements in the parish of S. John de Walbrok, also twenty pounds and all instruments appertaining to his handicraft. And similarly to Johanna his daughter lands and tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan West, remainder to the works of the said church; also twenty pounds in aid of her marriage. To Katherine his daughter in tail tenements in the parish of S. Clement Danes without the Bar of the New Temple, London, extending as far as "Fykettesfeld"; (fn. 102) also twenty pounds in aid of her marriage. To each of his children one piece of silver. Dated London, Friday, 3 April, A.D. 1349.
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Samwell (John de), cordwainer.—To Agnes his wife for life his tenement at Westsmithefeld; remainder to his two sons John senior and John junior, and the survivor of them; remainder, in case they both die under age without any heir of their bodies, to Richard his eldest son and to his infant en ventre sa mère in equal portions; ultimate remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [11 November], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (272).

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

Leyre (Isabella de), late wife of John de Markynfeld, goldsmith of Chepe.—To the nuns of Stratford atte Bowe in co. Middlesex certain tenements in the parish of H. Trinity the Less and in Frydaystrete, parish of S. Matthew; the rents of the same to be divided each year into two parts, one moiety to be distributed to every nun for clothing and other necessaries, and the other to remain to assist the community, so that the said nuns have her soul in remembrance. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (273).

Page (Robert, son of Thomas).—His tenements which he had by devise of John Page in the parishes of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe, S. Nicholas de Acon, and S. Katherine de Colmancherche to be sold for pious uses for the souls of the said John and of Agnes, wife of the said John, and others. Dated London, XVII. Kal. May [15 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (274).

Knyght (William) de London, "bocher."—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Leonard de Estchepe. Bequest to a chantry in the said church. To Agnes his wife all his tenements in the said parish of S. Leonard for life; remainder to Adam de Heyford and Alice, wife of the same, in special tail, subject to the maintenance of a chantry for six years in the aforesaid church. After their decease the same to be sold for similar uses, for the space of twelve years, for the souls of the testator, Agnes his present wife, Agnes his late wife, and John his son. Also to his said wife he leaves five shillings annual rent of a tenement in Estchepe for life; remainder to Hugh Knyght. Dated Saturday the vigil of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (280)

Martynescroft (John de).—Bequest to the work of the church of S. Michael de Hoggenelane. To Avice la Leche his tenements in Hoggenelane for life; after her decease the same to be sold by the rector of the said church for pious and charitable uses. To Thomas his son houses and rents in Sholane. Dated Wednesday next before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (281).

Priour (John), "pulter."—His tenement acquired by devise of Andrew Priour, his father, in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk, to be sold for pious uses for the souls of his said father, Agnes his mother, and others. Dated London, the Feast of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (283).

Longe (Richard le), goldsmith.—To Alice his wife two shops for life; remainder to Robert de Miscenden and Edith, wife of the same, in tail. In default of an heir of their bodies the same to be sold by the rector of the church of S. Martin near Ludgate for pious uses for the souls of Nicholas and Agnes, the testator's father and mother. Dated London, Sunday on which is sung Quasi modo geniti (fn. 103) [19 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (285).

Whitefeld (John de), weaver.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew Huberd in Estchepe. To Johanna his wife a tenement in the said parish of S. Andrew for life, so long as she remain unmarried and chaste, otherwise the same to be sold for pious uses; also four "Andwerkes" (fn. 104) and the remaining term of service of his three apprentices. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (286)

Herlawe (Thomas de), "armurer."—To be buried in the new burial ground without Aldresgate. Bequests to the fabric of the said cemetery; to the high altar of the church of S. Mildred and to the fabric of the chapel of the same church; to the Carmelite Friars; the fabric of the church of S. Thomas de Acres, &c. To Philip his son the residue of his goods for pious uses. Dated Tuesday next before the Feast of Ascension [21 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (289).

Rede (William le), leatherseller. (fn. 105) —To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate. To Alice his wife all his tenements in the said parish of S. Giles for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (290)

Weston (Thomas de), potter.—To John his brother and Agnes Fader de Wexebrigg he leaves the tenement within Algate which he had by devise of Peter Weston, late potter, for their lives, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the souls of the said Peter and others; remainder to the use of the church of S. Botolph without Algate. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (296).

Stondon (Richard de), "coffrer."—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret upon (super) Lothebury. Certain tenements in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstret to be sold for pious uses. To Thomas his son he leaves everything in his shop belonging to his handicraft, and Ralph his apprentice; also rents in the said parish of S. Stephen in tail; remainder to Margaret his daughter. Also to his said daughter in tail a tenement in the same parish; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas. To Alice his wife for life tenements in the same parish of S. Stephen and also upon Lothbury; remainder to his aforesaid son, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Margaret and other pious uses. To his aforesaid daughter twenty pounds for her marriage. Dated London, Monday next after Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1349.


Whereupon the aforesaid Alice, wife of the testator, put her claim upon the said tenement at (apud) Lothbury, inasmuch as she and the said Richard had acquired the same to them and their heirs for ever.

Roll 76 (298)

Northall (John de), called "Clerk," citizen and merchant of London.—To be buried in S. John's Chapel in the church of S. Nicholas Acon. Assigns the guardianship of John, son of Wymarca, his late daughter, wife of Bonaventure Bonentente of Florence, to his executors, with authority to raise the sum of forty pounds which he had lately expended of his own money in recovering for the said John certain shops in the vill of Westminster which had devolved to the king, and to dispose of the same for the good of his soul. Certain tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Abbecherche and S. Nicholas aforesaid to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (299)

Shordych (Robert de), senior, goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Vedast. To Beatrice his wife all his lands and tenements in the City of London for life; remainder to Edmund his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. An annuity of twenty shillings reserved to his three sisters out of rents in Holbourn. The residue of his goods not disposed of by will to be divided into three parts: one part to go to pay his debts and for pious uses, and the other two to remain to his said wife and son respectively. Dated London, the morrow of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (300).

Ely (Roger de), fishmonger.—To the Prior and Convent of Newerk, (fn. 106) near (Geldford, co. Surrey, he leaves divers tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Stephen de Walbrok and S. Mary de Somersete for pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator and Andrew, Richard, Geoffrey, Margery, Cristina, Roger, Sibil, and Alice his children. Also to the said prior and convent a tenement in the parish of H. Trinity the Less, charged with an annual payment of seven shillings to the Prior of S. Bartholomew de Smithefeld, and six marks towards the maintenance of a chantry in S. Mary's Chapel of the said parish church for the souls of John de la Chaumbre; Margery, late wife of the same; Walter, father of the same; Avelyna, mother of the same; Roger and Sibil, his father and mother; and others; and for maintenance of tapers in the said chapel. Also to the same he devises tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Abbchirche and S. Nicholas Coldabbey, subject to certain bequests to the Hospital of S. Katherine (fn. 107) near the Tower, the Minoress Sisters of S. Clare (fn. 108) of the Franciscan Order, and for the maintenance of a chantry in their own conventual church. Roger de Ely, his son, a canon of Newark (Novi loci), appointed one of his executors. Dated London, Tuesday before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (302).

Vyne (Rogeh), mercer.—To John and Johanna his children the reversion of a moiety of a shop in Soperelane, parish of S. Pancras, after the decease of Agnes his wife. To his said wife all his rents and tenements in the hamlet of Manytre (fn. 109) for life; remainder to his right heirs. Dated London, Monday after the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (303).

Mosehache (Walter), tanner.—To Marjory his daughter for her marriage ten pounds of silver and two leaden troughs standing in a garden, provided she marry some one of his art; also two beds, a brass pot, a "posenet," (fn. 110) a dish, a basin with ewer, a tablecloth with napkin, and one robe if she marry well, or the value of one robe. To his two apprentices forty pence each, and a robe, provided they serve Juliana his wife well and faithfully during the remainder of their term. Bequests for lights in the churches of S. Andrew in Holebourn and S. Sepulchre near Neugate, charged on his tenement in Wendegayneslane. (fn. 111) To Juliana his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid for life. Dated in Holbourne, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 76 (304).

Fallywoll (Ralph).—To Gilbert, the rector of the house of the Blood of Jesus Christ of Assherugg, (fn. 112) and convent of the same, and their successors, his tenement in Fletestrete, situate near the lane which leads to the common wardrobe, (fn. 113) for the maintenance of a chantry for the souls of the testator, Lucy his wife, William his father, and Isabella his mother, and of all those of whom mention should be made in the chantry of S. James at Aston. (fn. 114) Also forty-four pounds for the stipend of six chaplains for three years for similar pious uses. Dated at Aston, Friday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (305)

Longe (Dyonisia la), "gildestere." (fn. 115) —To be buried in the cloister of the College of Corpus Christi (fn. 116) near the church of S. Laurence Candelwykestrete. To the aforesaid (sic) chapel in the church of S. Laurence, and Master and College of the same, she leaves her brewery, situate in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns near the churchyard of the aforesaid church, charged with the maintenance of a lamp to burn day and night before the image of the Blessed Mary, called "la lesse," in the aforesaid church; also another tenement in the lane and parish of S. Andrew Huberd near Estchepe, charged with the maintenance of a lamp to burn in the said parish church. To Sir Walter de Wermyngton, rector of the said church, an annuity of one mark. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (306).

Brunnesford (Simon de), pepperer.—To William his son one hundred shillings, and to each of his four daughters twenty pounds, which sums are to remain upon their decease to pious uses for the good of his soul, and the souls of Matilda his late wife and others. All his tenements in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle to be sold to fulfil this his testament; and the residue of his goods after payment of debts to be devoted to pious uses in the aforesaid church of S. Thomas. John, the brother of the testator, appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 16 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (308).

Gerlaund (John).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan West. To Isabella his wife for life a messuage and garden in the said parish; remainder to the use of the said parish church, to which he also devises the reversion of a certain shop held in tail by John Balauncer and Katherine his wife, daughter of the testator. To John his son and Avice, wife of the said John, two shops in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid for their lives; remainder to the use of the church of S. Paul. Dated Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (312).

Myms (Matilda de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mildred in the Poultry. To William her apprentice the third best part (tertiam partem meliorem) of copies and instruments appertaining to the making of pictures, and one of her best chests for keeping them in; the said apprentice to be delivered over to the care and teaching of Friar Thomas de Alsham of the priory and convent of Bermondeseye for a term of three years. Her brewery near the chapel in Conynghoplane (fn. 117) to be sold, and the proceeds given to chantries for the souls of the testatrix, John de Myms, her husband, and others. Dated IV. Nones April [10 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (313).

Shordych (Beatrice, wife of Robert de, goldsmith).—Her tenement at the Bocherie (fn. 118) in the parish of S. Nicholas over against the cloister wall of the Friars Minors, (fn. 119) and her portion of a tenement at the corner of Goderounlane, to be sold, and the proceeds distributed in equal parts among Simon, Mayheu (sic), and Richard her three sons. Dated Haliwell, Sunday before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (315).

Canoun (Thomas), "healmer." (fn. 120) —To Margery his wife houses in the parish of S. Peter upon Cornhull in tail; remainder to the Fraternity of Corpus Christi in the church of S. Mildred in the Poultry. Dated London, 8 May, A.D. 1349.


Whereupon the said Margery renounced in full court the fee contained in the said testament, &c., and asked to be allowed a freehold (fn. 121) (liberum tenementum); and it was granted, &c.

Roll 76 (316)

Wymond (Henry), woolmonger.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Dunstan near the Tower. To the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London a new house not yet fully completed in la Tourstrete, near the manor of Sir John de Cobham. To William his kinsman and Margaret, wife of the same, a new rent in the parish of S. Margaret de Patyns, and a brewery in Myniounlane (fn. 122) in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid. A tavern in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe, and tenements in the parishes of S. Olave, near the house of the Friars of the H. Cross, and S. Olave in Suthwerk, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, the Feast of S. Vitalis, Martyr [28 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 76 (318).

Huttokeshatre (fn. 123) (Robert de).—To Johanna, daughter of Henry Wyght de Borham, the brewhouse wherein he lived, held under the Chamber of London, for the term of one year from the date of this his testament, at the expiration of which time the same is to be sold, and the proceeds given to the Prior and Brethren of Carmel for the souls of Agnes and Agnes his wives. Six shops also to be sold for similar uses. To William Derby a tenement in the parish of S. Martin within Ludgate. Dated London, 16 May, A.D. 1349.


Whereupon came William de Iford, Common Sergeant of the Gity, and on behalf of the Commonalty declared that the aforesaid testator held the said brewhouse and shops, so devised to be sold, for a term of forty-five years from 20 Edward III. by demise of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, on whose behalf he put his claim. And the deed between the Commonalty and the said testator having been examined, and because the said Robert had devised the aforesaid house and shops to be sold in fee, a precept was issued to William de Grengham, Sergeant of the Chamber, to take the same into the hands of the City, and answer to the Chamberlain for the profits thereof. At a subsequent court came the executors of the aforesaid Robert and renounced the feo of the said house and shops, asking that they might hold and demise the same according to the terms of the writing indented made between the Mayor and Commonalty and the said Robert, according to the last will of the said Robert. And thereupon the aforesaid executors in full Husting..... [illegible].

Roll 76 (319)

Footnotes

1 Stow says of this: "Then is there a fair house of late built by John Powlet. Next to that, a far more large and beautiful house, with gardens of pleasure, bowling alleys, and such like, built by Jasper Fisher, free of the. Goldsmiths, late one of the six clerks of the chauncerie and a justice of the peace. It hath since for a time been the Earl of Oxford's place. The queen's majesty Elizabeth hath lodged there." It went by the name of 'Fisher's Folly' ('Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 62).
2 The date, as well as the greater part of this will, is illegible.
3 Of S. Paul's.
4 The testatrix says nothing about her mother giving security for the same at the Guildhall, according to the custom of the City—a proviso usually made in such cases.
5 Margaretting.
6 There were two classes of fishmongers, the stock-fishmongers and salt-fishmongers (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 80). Stockfish was so called, according to Riley, from its being dried as hard as a stock or piece of wood ('Lib. Cust.,' glossary, s.v. "Stokfishe"). "Lengestokfisshe" and "Mulvelstokfisshe" occur among other varieties of fish in the same record (pt. i. p. 119).
7 Her will enrolled supra, p. 463.
8 Or Cook.
9 "In St. Marie Street bad ye of old time a parish church of St. Marie the Virgin, St. Ursula, and the eleven thousand virgins, which church was commonly called St. Marie at the Axe, of the sign of an axe, over against the east end thereof, or St. Marie Pellipar, of a plot of ground lying on the north side thereof, pertaining to the Skinners in London" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 61).
10 In 1312. He was also Alderman of Bridge Ward (Letter-Book D, fol, 3b).
11 Addle Street, Lane, or Hill; not to be confounded with Addle Street in the Ward of Cripplegate. (See p. 172 n.)
12 See note supra, p. 191. Richard le Kissere, "cotiller," occurs in Roll 76 (125).
13 Draparius.
14 Ironmonger.
15 Fustarius, a maker of the woodwork of saddles or saddle-trees. An agreement between the saddlers of London of the one part, and the joiners (fustarii), painters, and lorimers in copper and iron of the same city of the other part, made in the year 1327, is fully set out in Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 156-162.
16 See note supra, p. 495.
17 Or Hicchen, as the name is spelt in some deeds enrolled in the Court of Husting. From a minute or ordinance book of the Grocers' Company, a facsimile of which has recently been produced by photography—edited, with an introduction, by Mr. J. A. Kingdon, a past Master of the Company—he appears to have been admitted into that company, then known as the Fraternity of Pepperers, soon after its foundation (or revival) in 1345. A gloss opposite to his name also informs us that he died 2 December, 1348.
18 Maidenhead.
19 Finchley.
20 Enrolled supra, p. 309.
21 Tapetarius.
22 Islington.
23 Mincing Lane.
24 Sherborne Lane.
25 Of Toulouse (?).
26 Islington.
27 A dacre or dicker=ten of any commodity, but used more especially with reference to hides, a dacre of leather being, according to Riley, in all probability one sixth of a last ('Memorials,' p. 343 n.).
28 Of Amiens.
29 The manor of Finsbury at one time belonged to the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's. In 1315 it was granted by Robert Baldock, Bishop of Hereford, and prebendary of the manor, to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London (Hist. MSS.Com., Ninth Report, Append., p. 8b). In 1867 it was surrendered to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
30 "Lynton" in margin.
31 John de Luton was one of the executors of the testament of John de Stafford, enrolled supra, Hust. Roll 76 (71).
32 Et Bladarius. Unless the word civis is accidentally omitted, it looks as if the testator combined the business of a barber with that of "blader," whatever the latter may mean. Hitherto bladarius has been taken to mean cornmonger—the interpretation given to it by Riley—in opposition to Stow, who took it to be synonymous with "bladesmith" (' Memorials,' Introd., p. xviii). Riley himself, however, in an earlier work (translation of Aungier's French ( hronicle) accepted Stow's interpretation, in favour of which there is this much at least to be said, namely, that in 1382 a certain William Warde, a "cuteler" of York, had to complain that he had been deceitfully admitted freeman into the trade of bladers instead of that of cutlers; and it is difficult to see how any deceit could well have been practised in such a case if the bladers and cutlers were not of like nature. It is also more probable that in this case the testator would combine the trade or craft of making blades for knives, razors, &c., with that of barber, than that such a one should deal in corn.
33 I.e., farrier.
34 Co. Beds.
35 Anvils. Cf. "4 small anfeldes for goldsmiths" ('Memorials,' p. 283).
36 Stepney.
37 Situate within Aldgate.
38 See note supra, p. 412.
39 White-tawyer, or dresser of white leather with alum, salt, &c. The ordinances of the white-tawyers, or megucers (as they are sometimes called in the City Records), as agreed to in 1346, are set ont in Riley's 'Memorials' (pp. 232-4). Cf. Norman "le Meggecer," supra, p. 11.
40 His wife is called "Margery" at the commencement of the record.
41 Birchin Lane.
42 A handled goblet or drinking cup.
43 An antiphon or anthem in honour of the Virgin, commencing with these words. See note by Dr. Furnivall, 'Fifty Earliest English Wills,' pp. 141-144.
44 Or White Friars.
45 Rusper or Rupperar, co. Sussex, where there was a priory of Black Nuns dedicated to S. Mary Magdalen (Tanner's 'Not. Monast.,' p. 560).
46 Co. Surrey, where there were a church and priory in honour of the Virgin Mary.
47 The Priory of H. Trinity, called Christ's Church, corrupted into "Crichurch" and "Creechurch," situate within Aldgate.
48 See note supra, p. 222.
49 Tap-trough. Among the ordinances of the plumbers made in 1365 there is the following: "And for working a clove [of lead] for furnaces, tappetroghes, belfreys, and conduit-pipes, one penny" (Kiley's 'Memorials,' p. 322).
50 Weaver.
51 Among other ordinances of the tapicers, a class of men akin to the weavers, made in 1351, it was ordained "that no man shall keep any manner of handnsvke of the said trade, if he be not free of the City" ('Memorials,' p. 179).
52 The original will (or copy ?) appears to be preserved among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral (Hist. MSS. Commission, Ninth Report, p, 47 a).
53 See note supra, p. 14.
54 See notes supra, pp. 305, 497.
55 Strictly speaking, half-brother. See note to Richard le Chaucer's will, infra, Roll 77 (59).
56 I.e., Low Sunday.
57 Austin Friars. A portion of their church was afterwards used as a place of worship for the Dutch Congregation in London. Its ancient library was removed to the Guildhall about 1866.
58 Pepperer; three times Mayor, and M.P. for the City in 1337. His will is enrolled in 1358.
59 Or Yvvhalle.
60 His will enrolled supra, p. 238.
61 See note supra, p. 537.
62 See note supra, p. 424.
63 I.e., a hanging for the back of a chair: cf. "Also I bequeath to the same Thomas my Sone an Halle, with docere, costers and bankers of sute of that forseyde bed" (will of Lady Alice West, 1395, 'Earliest English Wills,' ed. by Dr. Furnivall).
64 Mercerus seu pannarius.
65 See note supra, p. 441.
66 See note supra, p. 487.
67 Co. Surrey.
68 "Gregory atte Shyre" in margin.
69 In the parish.of S. Mary Woolchurch.
70 See note supra, p. 474.
71 i.e., Palm Sunday.
72 A maker of flèchesor arrows. The Fletchers exist to this day as a civic guild. Their ordinances, as agreed to in 1403, are set out in Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 556.
73 Amersham, co. Bucks.
74 Mincing Lane.
75 Co. Norfolk.
76 Apparently S. Olave Hart Street, and not S. Olave Jewry. See p. 408 n.
77 "The parish church of St. Laurence was increased with a chapel of Jesus by Thomas Cole for a master and chaplain; the which chapel and parish church was made a college of Jesus and of Corpus Christi for a master and seven chaplains by John Poultney, mayor, and was confirmed by Edward III., the 20th of his reign: of him was this church called St. Laurence Poultney, in Candlewick Street" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 84; see also Wilson's 'History of St. Laurence Pountney' and Sir John de Pulteney's will enrolled infra).
78 It appears from the context, as also from a former mention of "Lompettes" (supra, p. 207), that it was situate in the parish of S. Botolph without Aklgate. Can there be any connexion between this field and "Lamhethe" or "Lomhethe," where was the bithop's palace? See note supra, p. 253.
79 See note supra, p. 420.
80 Refers probably to another will as this one ends here.
81 Image-maker. Alexander le Ymagour or Imagour occurs in 1305 and 1312 (Letter-Books B, fol. 67 b, and D, fol. 149b).
82 See note supra, p. 41.
83 Co. Herts.
84 See note supra, p. 509.
85 See note supra, p. 247.
86 Engaine or Ing Lane, afterwards called Maiden Lane, situate on the north side of St. Michael's Church (Stow's 'Survey, 'Thoms's edition, p. 112).
87 Hook (?), co. Surrey.
88 Edmonton.
89 Known as Elsing Spittle, and afterwards as Sion College. The hospital was originally founded by the testator in 1329 on the site of an ancient nunnery in Gayspur Lane, near London Wall, for the maintenance of one hundred blind men, for which purpose he gave certain houses in the parishes of S. Alphege and S. Mary Aldermanbury. This gift appears to be here confirmed by his will (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 110).
90 The hospital at first consisted of a Custos and four secular priests; but the founder obtained a licence in 1340 from the Bishop of London, with the consent of the Dean and Chapter, to change the secular canons into canons regular of the Order of 8. Augustine, the bishop himself adding one more to the number of canons, making five in all (Newcourt's 'Repertorium,' vol. i. p. 347).
91 Enrolled supra (?), p. 551.
92 Poulterer.
93 There is probably some omission here, the term "herberger" signifying a keeper of an "herbergage" or lodging-house. On the other hand, it may refer to the "Herber," better known as "Cold Harbour," the mansion of Sir John Poultney, situate near Dowgate.
94 Billiter Lane.
95 In 1415 a wharf of the same name is spoken of as "otherwise called Oystergate," near the end of London Bridge (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 616). In 1312 the two are mentioned as separate wharves (ib., p. 95).
96 Skinner.
97 S. Adelburga or Ethelburga.
98 Not to be confounded with a house of the same name situate near the Tower and used for military stores (Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 204, 207).
99 Dominicans or Black Friars.
100 See note supra, p. 222.
101 The name of a manor belonging, temp. Richard II., to Sir Thomas Roos of Hamelake, and situate at the northeast corner of Mart or Mark Lane.
102 Fickett's Field, a large open space situate between the southern side of Lincoln's Inn and the thoroughfare of the Strand, serving at one time as a jousting ground for the Templars. A portion of it is now covered by the Law Courts.
103 Low Sunday.
104 See note supra, p. 541.
105 Mercator alute.
106 Aldebury, in the manor and parish of Sende, afterwards called Newark, New Place, or De Novo Loco juxta Guildford.
107 Formerly stood on the site of the present S. Katherine Docks, to make room for which it was removed in 1827 to Regent's Park. It had a "peculiar" court of probate, as has been shown in the Introduction to this work. (See Loftie's 'History of London.' vol. ii. pp. 131-134).
108 The sisters were known as Minoresses or Poor Clares from their patron S. Clare. Their name survives in the street called the Minories.
109 Manningtree, co. Essex.
110 A skillet or small pot.
111 Windagain Lane.
112 Assheridge or Esserug, in the parish of Pitstone or Pightlesthorne, co. Bucks. Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, son of Richard, King of the Romans, is stated to have founded a college here for a rector and twenty brethren or canons, called "Bonhommes," in honour of the precious blood of Jesus Christ, A.D. 1283 (Tanner's 'Notitia Monast.,' p. 32).
113 Public latrine or privy. The word was probably used originally as a euphemism for public places of this nature, from the necessity of "guarding the clothes." They were chiefly situate on the banks of the Thames. By inquisition held in 1360 it was found that the possessors of the Temple were bound to maintain a common latrine with four apertures at the waterside (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 306).
114 Aston Abbots, co. Bucks.
115 Feminine form of "gilder." Cf. spinner and spinster; webbe, a male weaver, and webster. Johanna "Frutestere" (i.e., a female "fruter" or fruiterer) occurs in 'Lib. Dunthorn,' fol. 362 b.
116 Founded by John Pulteney, by whose name the church of S. Laurence came to be generally known. (See note supra, p. 554.)
117 See note supra, p. 41.
118 Or Shambles.
119 Franciscans or Grey Friars, whose house was in Newgate Street, upon the site occupied by the present Christ's Hospital.
120 More frequently spelt "heaumer," meaning helmet maker.
121 I.e., a freehold not of inheritance, for a freehold of inheritance, whether absolute or limited, was not, as has already been seen, devisable to a wife, she being allowed a life estate only by the custom of the City of London.
122 Mincing Lane.
123 Uttoxeter.