Wills
23 Edward III (part 2 of 2)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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578-624

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'Wills: 23 Edward III (part 2 of 2)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 578-624. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66886 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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ANNO 23 EDWARD III.

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

Moton (Simon), woolmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Olave near the Tower. His tenement wherein he lived, situate in the said parish of S. Olave, to be sold within two years after his decease, and the proceeds divided between John and Alice his children. Certain tenements in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstret also to be sold to fulfil his testament. Also to the said Hugh and Alice the twenty-four marks of silver which are kept in a chest in the custody of his children and his executors until the said children come of age. Of the residue of his goods one moiety to be devoted to the good of his soul, and the other to be divided between his aforesaid children. Dated London, Monday, 6 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (3).

Isyldon (William, son of Martin de).—To be buried in the Priory of S. Bartholomew de Smithefeld. All his tenements and rents in Chauncellerslane (fn. 1) in the suburb of London to be sold for pious uses for the benefit of himself, Thomas his brother, Alice his wife, John his son, John son of John de Eyston, Henry Hayward, and others; as well as for charitable gifts to the poor in the hospitals of S. Bartholomew, S. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk, S. James the Apostle, and S. Giles the Abbot, and other hospitals within and without the City. Also various rents in the parishes of S. Mary atte Hull and S. Benedict at le Wodewharf near Castle Baynard to be sold for similar uses. To the Abbot and Convent of Peterborough two marks annual quitrent issuing out of a tenement in the parish of S. Gregory near S. Paul's brewery; and to the Prior and Convent of S. Bartholomew de Smithefeld houses in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhull for pious uses for the good of the souls of those above mentioned and for the souls of Martin, Elizabeth, Thomas, Alice, William, and John (sic). To John Randolf de Asshlee one pound of cumin seed annual quitrent issuing from a tenement held by Nicholas Madefray in Distaflane, parish of S. Nicholas de Coldabbay. Dated at his hostel within the close of S. Bartholomew, Friday next after the Feast of S. George, Martyr [23 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (4).

Blebury (John de), Rector of the church of Evre (fn. 2) in the diocese of Lincoln.—To John de Latton his leasehold interest in lands of the Abbot of Oseneye in the vills of Evre and Langeleye. (fn. 3) His tenement in the parish of S. Olave de Mogwellestrete to be sold, and the proceeds divided among the sons and daughters of Margaret de Ludelowe. Dated at Evre, Friday the morrow of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (5)

Pykeman (Adam), fishmonger.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Magnus. To Sir Adam, rector of the church of Acton, his son, for life, all his house called "la Scholdynghous" (fn. 4) in the parish of S. George de Estchepe, subject to his celebrating for the good of the souls of the testator, Matilda and Constance his late wives, Adam his father, Matilda his mother, and others, for the space of two years after his decease; remainder to be devoted to pious uses in the said church of S. Magnus. The residue of his tenements, including one called "le Brodegate," in the parishes of S. Botolph in the Ward of Billynggesgate, S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe, and S. Mary de Abbechirche to be sold for similar pious uses. Tenements formerly held by Edith his mother in the parish of S. Clement near Candelwykestrete also to be sold, and fifty pounds sterling out of the proceeds to be given to Nicholaa his daughter for her marriage, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses in the said parish church. Dated London, 21 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (6).

Corner (Katherine, late daughter of Thomas le), of the parish of S. Magnus.—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de "Fotestreye." (fn. 5) All her tenements and rents in the said parish of S. Magnus to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses in the said parish of All Hallows. Dated Thursday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (7)

Youn (Johanna, late wife of John).—To the Canons and Convent of the church of H. Trinity, London, for providing medicines, she leaves her tenement in Rethereslane in the parish of S. Botolph, charged with maintaining one canon or secular priest to celebrate in their own church for the space of two years for the souls of Robert and John Youn, John her son and Margery her daughter, Richard the husband of the said Margery, and others. To the Abbot and Convent of Waltham tenements in the parish of S. Andrew on similar conditions. The residue of her tenements to be sold according to the terms of the testament of her late husband. (fn. 6) Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (8).

Hanewode (Robert de), vintner.—To Alice his wife the tenement wherein he lived in the parish of S. Mary le Bow for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London Kal..... June, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (9).

Carlel (John de).—To Roger his son all his rents in the city of Oxford and the city of London; remainder to pious and charitable uses. John de Oxenford, "skynnere," appointed guardian of his said son. Dated London, Friday, 15 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (10).

Farnebergh (Richard de), coffrer—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull. After the decease of Alice his wife certain rents in the lane called "Conynghoplane" in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (11).

Bilyngham (Walter de).—To be buried in the church of S. Elena, London. To Agnes his wife a certain tenement bought of the executors of Cristiana le Telmestare in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen at Eldfisshstrete, and another at Holbourn "Crouch," (fn. 7) for life; remainder to the Prioress of S Elena, London, for the maintenance of a chantry, the officiating priest of which is to be elected and presented by the Recorder of London for the time being. To Ralph de Elyngton, chaplain, his leasehold interest in a messuage called "Bancor Inne," (fn. 8) and tenements in the parish of S. Mary atte Nax, for life; remainder to the aforesaid prioress. The reversion of-his tenements at Cokkeslane to be in aid of the chantry aforesaid. To Alice, daughter of Thomas de Douleye, tenements in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull for life; remainder to the aforesaid prioress for pious uses in the said parish church. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349].
Roll 77 (13).

Burton (Thomas de), mercer.—To John Howle, draper, a tenement and shops in Gropecountelane (fn. 9) in the parishes of S. Pancras and S. Mary Colchirche. Dated London, 10 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (14)

Godchep (Isabella, late wife of Hamo).—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Dionisius de Bakchirehe. Bequest to chantries in the said church for the souls of herself, her husband, Richard her father, Leticia her mother, Richard her son and Margery his wife, and others, charged on her tenements in the parishes of S. Dionisius, S. Andrew Huberd, S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, S. Mary atte Hull, All Hallows de Bredstrete, S. Pancras, and S. Laurence, Old Jewry. To Alice, late wife of Henry le Cook, a shop in the said parish of S. Dionisius for life. To Richard, son of Richard her aforesaid son, all her tenements in tail, subject to the above charge; remainder to pious uses. Guardians appointed for the said Richard her grandson, they giving sufficient security in the Chamber of the Guildhall; and in the case of their death the Mayor, Recorder, and Chamberlain of the Guildhall for the time being to take their place. Dated London, Tuesday in Easter week [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (16)

Lambyn (John), fishmonger.—A shop in Briggestret to be sold to pay legacies. To Guy and Goscelin his sons the tenement which he bought of Edmund Lambyn, junior. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Benedict [21 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (17)

Shordych (Edmund, son of Robert de, late goldsmith).—To be buried in the church of S. Vedast. Provision made for chantries in the said parish church after the decease of his mother. Goods and chattels formerly belonging to his Father and to Hugh de Brandon to be administered by his executors according to the tenor of his said father's will. (fn. 10) Dated London, Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (18).

Frowyk (Roger de), apothecary.—Certain rents in the parishes of S. Michael de Crokedelane, S. Matthew de Fridaistrete, S. Michael le Quern, and S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold for pious and charitable uses for the souls of himself, Mary his wife, Roger Beyvin and Isabella wife of the same, Adam Lorfevere and Isabella wife of the same, John Lucas and Isabella wife of the same, and others. Dated London, Thursday, 26 May, A.D. 1349.

Also to Thomas de Walden five shillings of the quitrent in which the said Thomas is annually bound to him.
Roll 77 (19)

Totenhale (Simon de), "pheliper." (fn. 11) —His tenement in the parish of H. Trinity the Great to be sold to pay his debts and legacies if his movable goods be not sufficient, otherwise the same to be disposed of for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna his wife and others. Dated London, A.D. 1349,.
Roll 77 (20).

Madour (Roger).—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe. To Elena his wife twenty pounds sterling by way of dower of his goods and chattels, her entire chamber, and all cups of silver, mazers, and silver spoons which were hers before marriage. Also to his said wife and to Richard his son his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid for a term of four years next after his decease, on the expiration of which term the same is to be sold to fulfil this his testament. To John his son a tenement in the parish of All Hallows "Bithewell," (fn. 12) London. To Richard his son by Isabella his former wife a portifory, a vestment, his small Flemish chest, and a silver cup with covercle. Also to the said Richard, and to John and Johanna his children by Elena his present wife, eighty pounds sterling to be divided among them equally, and to each of them one bed. Of the residue of his goods he leaves one part for pious uses, another to his wife, and the third to his said children. Dated London, 17 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (21).

Atte Leye (Gilbert), joiner (junctuarius), of the parish of S. James de "Garlelhude," (fn. 13) London.—To the said parish church his tenement in Martelane, parish of All Hallows de Stannychurche, to augment the chantry of Thomas de Hereford. The residue of his goods to his wife, as also the term of Thomas Somery, his apprentice. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349].
Roll 77 (23).

Waltham (Walter de), fishmonger.—To Agnes his wife the remaining term of William his apprentice; also tenements and shops in the parishes of S. Andrew de Estchepe and S. Mary atte Hull for life; remainder to Roger de Wrotham, clerk, in tail; remainder to Cecilia his sister. To John Chaundeler, Richard Patrik, and John Herlawe two marks annual quitrent in the parish of S. Katherine de Algate, so that they provide and maintain a lamp to burn day and night before the image of the Blessed Mary in the chapel of S. Mary situate in the churchyard of S. Benedict de Graschirche, and the residue to be devoted to the repair of the said chapel. Also to his aforesaid wife the residue of his goods not otherwise disposed of, on condition that she claim no dower of the above tenements and rents, and that she give a general acquittance for dower of the same to the aforesaid Roger de Wrotham and Roger, the rector of the church of S. Benedict aforesaid, whom he appoints co-executors with his said wife. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Ascension [21 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (24).

Leche (John), fishmonger of Briggestret.—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Brugge. To Matilda his wife all his tenements and goods in the City of London for life, except his tenements in Walbrok, which he leaves to Felicia his daughter in tail. Also to his said daughter the reversion of the aforesaid tenements in tail; remainder to John Panter, her husband, for him to deal with for the good of the souls of the testator and others in such manner as the said John would wish the testator to act for him in similar case. Two shops in Briggestret formerly belonging to Henry Lambyn to be sold by his aforesaid wife for pious uses, according to the will of the said Henry. Dated London, the Feast of S. Pancras [12 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (25)

Costantyn (Magaret, late wife of Richard, son of Richard).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbury. To John her son all her tenements in Cordewanerstret, London. To Richard her son and Margaret her daughter all her tenements in Pentecostlane. Bequest of an annual quitrent of a tenement at the corner of Pentecostlane to the aforesaid church of S. Mary for pious uses. Dated London, 4 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (26)

Beverlee (Agnes de).—To Katherine her daughter for her marriage ten marks, together with a mazer cup, a robe of "cendryn," (fn. 14) one fur which is on her red robe, one tunic with best "curtepy," one best bed, all her brass vessels, and a chest. To Agnes her daughter five marks, a red robe without the fur, one coverlet, two sheets, one "chalon," one towel, one basin with ewer, a small pot, and a chest. To Adam de Walpol, goldsmith, forty shillings annual quiticnt issuing from a tenement formerly belonging to John de Beverlee, her brother, in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (28)

Cloville (Roger), "chaundeler."—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr. To Isabella his daughter, a nun of Clerkenewell, a portion of an annual rent issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Benedict de Grraschirche for life; the residue of the said rent he leaves to John his son by Idonia his wife, to whom he also leaves the said tenement in tail, with remainders to the said Isabella for life, and to the Prioress and Conventual House of S. Mary de Klerkenewell for the service and increase of their kitchen (ad opus et incrementum coquine). To John, son of Ralph Andrew, "chaundeler," a certain tenement in tail; remainder to the service of an antiphon, Salve Regina, (fn. 15) and for the maintenance of a chaplain for that antiphon in the church of S. Magnus aforesaid, for the souls of himself, Dionisia his wife, and others. Also to his aforesaid son the tenement wherein he lived in the said parish of S. Magnus in tail; remainder to the said John, son of Ralph Andrew, in tail; remainder to the aforesaid antiphon, &c. The said John, son of Ralph Andrew, appointed guardian of his said son. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (29).

Thame (John de), "hattere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Aldresgate. To Johanna his wife for life the brewery wherein he lived; remainder to Henry his son in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. To Margaret his daughter a certain tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid in tail; remainder to pious uses. To Robert de Thame, his brother, his share of a tenement acquired conjointly with his said brother from Simon Hervi, late cook. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Augustine, "Doctor" [5 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (30).

Norffolk (Ralph de).—All his houses in the City of London to be sold, and Master Richard de Plessys to have the option of purchase at a fair price. Dated Friday, 15 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (31)

Whitthorn (John) de Dounton, chaplain.—Bequests to chantries in the church of S. James de Garlekhithe and the chapel of S. Mary de Gyhalle for the souls of John Doxinford, vintner, Walter Neel, Richard Godchep, John de Cressyngham, and others, charged on his tenements in the parishes of S. James aforesaid and S. Laurence Jewry. One of the chaplains of the said chantries to collect the rents of his aforesaid tenements, and account for the same to his fellows; the residue of the rents, after payment of bequests, to be placed in a chest in the said church of S. James under two keys, whereof one is to be kept by two of the chaplains and the other by the churchwarden. The chaplains to be presented to the Archdeacon of London or his Commissary by his executors, and in case of their default by the Alderman of the Ward of Vintry, and in case of his default by the Recorder of the Guildhall of London for the time being. A bequest of one mark annual quitrent towards the expenses of keeping the anniversary of the aforesaid John Doxinford in the church of S. James aforesaid, to be expended as directed. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (32).

Hamond (Robert), corder.—To be buried before the altar of S. Edmund in the church of S. Mary atte Hull. To Thomas his son all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Peter upon Cornhull and S. Andrew Huberd in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Margery his wife, Thomas his father, Alice his mother, and others. To John Corbat, his nephew, the tenement which the testator inherited from John his brother in the parish of S. George in tail; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, 23 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (33).

Wychingham (Geoffrey de), mercer.—To Hugh his brother his estate in tenements which he had by demise of William de Loyre; also fifty pounds and all his tenements and rents in the City of London and suburbs. Dated London, Thursday next before the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D, 1349.
Roll 77 (41)

Housbonde (Alice).—Her tenement in Fletstret to be sold to pay her debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses; Elena, relict of Thomas de Banham, to be preferred as purchaser. Also her tenement in Westchep, parish of S. Matthew, Apostle, to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Pentecost [31 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (42).

Colwelle (John de), mercer.—To Amicia his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Olave towards the Tower and S. Mary de Aldremanneburi, and in S. Vedastlane, parish of S. Michael le Quern. Dated London, 28 March, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (43)

Makenheved (John), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter de Wodestret. Pecuniary bequests to Katherine and Johanna his daughters and to William his son. To Elena his daughter, a nun at Stratford, one mark annual rent of his shop situate opposite the stone cross (fn. 16) in Westchepe in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid. Also to his said son the tenement wherein he lived and a shop in the same parish in tail; remainder to his aforesaid daughters; also the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury in Philippeslane; remainders over. To his aforesaid daughters in tail tenements and reversions in Bellezeterestret, parish of S. Katherine within Algate, and in Cartereslane; remainder to Salamon his kinsman in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, VII. Ides April [7 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (44).

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

Lucas (Stephen), "stokfisshmongere."—Bequest of half a mark annual rent, charged on his capital tenement in the parish of S. Magnus de Briggestrete, to the Salve in the said parish church, with power of distress in default. To Cristina and Margery his daughters twenty pounds each for their marriage; remainders to pious uses for the souls of the testator, Johanna his late wife, and others. To Henry his apprentice release of residue of term of service and of debt, and bequest of twenty shillings. To Richard his son and Cristina his daughter all his tenements in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid in successive tail; remainder to the said church of S. Magnus for pious uses. Dated London, Easter Sunday [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (52).

Chapman (Robert le).—His tenement and garden in the parish of S. Andrew de Holbourn to be sold for the good of the souls of the testator and of Johanna his late wife. Dated Thursday the Feast of Ascension [29 May], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (53).

Syward (John), "stokfisshmongere."—To Juliana his wife the tenement in Eldefisshstrete, parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbay, devised to him by Richard Gubbe, his late master; also her entire chamber with everything appertaining thereto. All his vessels of silver, spoons, cups, and other utensils, with "Andveldes slegges," (fn. 17) to be divided into three parts: one part to go to his said wife, another to his children, and the third to his executors. Also to his wife two hundred pounds sterling by way of dower of goods and chattels not left to her, or one third part of the same, at her election; his leasehold and other interests in tenements in the parish of S. Mary Somersete and in Eldefisshstret, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid for the souls of his father and mother, Thomas his brother, and others; remainders over. Further devises of rent-charges and tenements at le Brokenwharf in the parish of S. Mary Somersete, and elsewhere in the City of London, as also at Derteford in co. Kent, for the maintenance of chantries and other pious uses in the same church; and to the chaplain serving in the said church he leaves his chalice, books, and vestments which are in the same church at the date of his will. To Dionisia his daughter forty pounds sterling for her advancement, so that she either marry therewith or become a religious, at her election, within one year after his decease. A certain shop to be divided equally between Nicholas Syward and Thomas Blod, late his apprentices, as best can be done by the sworn carpenters and masons (fn. 18) of the City of London; also to the said Nicholas and Thomas, and to William Brown, his apprentice, he leaves his leasehold tenement at the corner of Fridaystrete. His executors to sell certain tenements formerly belonging to Richard Gubbe, (fn. 19) whose executor he was, to Henry Richeman and William Everard, kinsmen of the said Richard, and the proceeds to be devoted to pious and charitable uses, according to the last will of the aforesaid Richard. Dated London, 26 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (54)

Seccheford (Andrew de), merchant.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Vedast. To Hugh de Waltham a tenement in Chepe in the parish of S. Vedast, so that he maintain a chantry in the said parish church for the souls of the testator, Margery his wife, Sarah his late wife, Albin his father and Jhoanna his mother, Gilbert and Henry his brothers, and others. To Henry de Seccheford, (fn. 20) his kinsman, a brewery, houses, and rents in the parish of S. Michael le Quern; in Phelippeslane; and in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the same church. Bequests also to the rector and four parishioners of the said church of S. Vedast for similar pious uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (56)

Wrotham (John de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Dionisius Bakecherche. To the rector and parishioners of the said parish church a brewery and shops in the said parish, and a house and brewery in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury; also a brewery in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, and rents in the parish of S. Mary Wolnoth in Shitebournlane, which he had by bequest of William de Wrotham, his father, and Alice his mother, charged with the repair of the said tenements and the maintenance of two chantries. Dated London Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (57).

Gillingham (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe. To William Laurenz and Sibil his wife his leasehold interest in certain tenements near les Stockes in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, and all his tenements upon Cornhull and in Bredstrete in the parish of S. Christopher, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Mary; the residue of the profits issuing thereout, after providing the said chantry, to be devoted to charitable uses. Sir John Davy to be appointed before all others to the said chantry, to hold for life. Dated London, 24 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (58)

Chaucer (fn. 21) (Richard), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Aldermariechirche. To the parishioners and parson of the said church his entire tenement, with tavern, &c., in the street called "la Riole," at the corner of Kyrounlane, charged with the maintenance of a chantry at the altar of S. Mary and S. Anne in the said church, near the tomb of Mary his late wife, for the souls of the testator, Mary his late wife, Thomas Heyroun, her son, and others; and with an annual payment of forty shillings to the parishioners and parson of the church of S. Michael de Paternostercherche for the maintenance of a similar chantry in that church. The residue of the rent issuing from the aforesaid tenement and tavern to be devoted to the repair of the same and to the fabric of the said church of S. Mary de Aldermariechirch. Also to the parishioners and parson of S. Michael de Paternosterchirch his tenement beyond London Bridge near les Stouples (fn. 22) at the corner towards Suthwerk, and also the forty shillings above mentioned, for pious uses; and the residue, if any, to be devoted to the repair of the said tenement and the fabric of the said church. Dated London, Easter Day [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (59).

Staneford (Thomas de).—All his tenements at le Saltwherf to be sold, John de Gloucestre being preferred as purchaser, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. Dated London, 6 July, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (60)

Lenelyf (John), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull. Bequest of an annual rent issuing from tenements in the parish of S. Michael for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the souls of the testator, Matilda his late wife, and others. The aforesaid tenements, subject to the above charge, to be sold, and the proceeds disposed of at the discretion of his executors. His brewery in the parish of S. Martin de Oteswych also to be sold for payment of his just debts and fulfilment of his testament. Dated London, Monday, 15 June, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (62).

Marblere (William), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael atte Corne. Release to his debtors of one moiety of their debts owing to him, they devoting the other moiety, if they so will, to pious uses for the good of his soul. To his five children, to wit, John, Richard, Marjory, Alice, and Juliana, the tenement wherein he lived in Paternosterrowe, parish of S. Michael in the Ward of Farnedon, for their lives; remainder to the heirs of their respective bodies in successive tail male. Of the residue of all his goods one moiety to be devoted to pious uses, and the other to be divided among his said children. Dated London, 21 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (63).

Bosenham (Agnes, relict of William de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lombardestret. To Simon her son her brewhouse in Lombardestret, and shops in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull. To Cecilia her daughter a house also in Lombardestret in tail; remainder to the aforesaid Simon. The house adjacent to be sold for pious uses in the church of S. Mary aforesaid. To Thomas her nephew a shop in the same street and parish. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1347.
Roll 77 (65).

Gauger (Alexander), of the Ward of Billyngesgate.—To Juliana his daughter by Olive his wife the reversion of a" certain tenement situate opposite to that wherein he lived, after the decease of his said wife; remainder to pious uses and for payment of his debts. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1343.
Roll 77 (67).

Nayler (Richard, son of Adam, late of the parish of S. Giles without Crepilgate).—To John Prynce tenements inherited from his said father in Grubbestrete, also lands, tenements, and rents in the vill of Harow, for a term of years; remainder to Gilbert de Kyngeston, painter, for life; remainder to pious uses and to the fabric of the church of S. Giles aforesaid. Dated X. Kal. May [22 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (68).

Atte Perie (Nicholas), vintner.—To Johanna his wife all his tenements in the City of London for life; remainder in trust to be sold by two parishioners of the parishes of Wolchirchehawe and S. Christopher (fn. 23) respectively for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (69).

Clerk (William), tapicer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dyonisius de Bakcherche. To Sibil his wife and Richard his son tenements in the parish of S. Dyonisius aforesaid, and in Fletstret, parish of S. Dunstan, for their lives and the life of the survivor of them; remainders to Henry and William his sons. Also to the said William one mark annual quitrent of tenement in Shitebournelane, parish of S. Mary de Abechirche, and a bequest of twenty marks sterling; and to the aforesaid Henry a bequest of twenty-five marks sterling. Dated London, 10 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (70).

Habraham (Jordan), Rector of the church of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market, London.—His tenement lately acquired from John Lambard in Old Change, situate in his parish, to be sold, John Tornegold being preferred as purchaser. Another tenement also in the same parish in the lane called "Dolytellane" to be sold, and John de Bury, his clerk, to be preferred as purchaser. The former tenement to be charged with the maintenance of a lamp to burn before the Host in the chancel of the said church of S. Mary Magdalen. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (73).

Newenham (William de).—To be buried in the church of S. Gregory beneath the church of great S. Paul, London. To William his son, born in lawful wedlock; Agnes his daughter, daughter of Agnes Dolfyn de Newenham; John and Johanna his children by Matilda Blaket de Rykemeresworth, and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, he leaves the tenements in the said parish of S. Gregory which he acquired from the executors of Richard de Notyngham, clerk, who acquired the same from the executors of Richard de Neuport, (fn. 24) formerly Bishop of London; remainder in trust for sale for the repair of the church of S. Gregory aforesaid and ornaments of the same, and other pious and charitable uses. Agnes his daughter appointed guardian of his children during minority. Dated London, Monday in the third week of Lent, 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1349].
Roll 77 (74).

Mareschal (Agnes, late wife of Alexander le).—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Algate. All her tenements in Algatestrete, parish of S. Botolph, she leaves to the said parish church for the maintenance of a chantry, sufficient rent being reserved for keeping the said tenements in repair. To Agnes, daughter of Thomas de Cotynham and of Johanna his wife, daughter of the testatrix, all her tenements in the parish of S. Botolph upon la Tourhull in tail; remainder to the said Thomas and Johanna and the heirs of the body of the said Johanna; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (75).

Costantyn (Walter).—To the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity, London, tenements and a brewery in the parish of H. Trinity for the maintenance of their church, &c., and for providing a chantry at the altar of S. Mary lately reconstructed by the testator in S. Katherine's Chapel, (fn. 25) founded within the churchyard of H. Trinity aforesaid, for the souls of the testator, Alice his wife, Geoffrey Costantyn, his father, Matilda [his mother ?], John Palmere and Margery, wife of the same, and others. To Alice his wife the residue of his goods, so that she assist Amicia his niece, daughter of Thomas de Burton, towards her marriage or to some trade befitting her position, and that on the decease of the said Amicia she assist the next heir of his blood as she may think best. Dated London, Friday the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (78).

Hyngeston (John de), goldsmith.—The residue of debts due to him to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to be devoted to the good of his soul, the second part to go to Isabella his wife, and the third to his children. To Simon his son in tail a tenement in Wodestret which he purchased of the executor of Henry atte More, provided that his own debts shall have been satisfied by the payment of what is due to him; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder to his infant en ventre sa mère; remainder over. The said Isabella and Simon de Worstede appointed guardians of Gilbert Bordeyn, his kinsman, and of Johanna, sister of the said Gilbert, until they shall come of age. Dated at Wodestrete, Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (79)

Chelchith or Chelcheth (Agnes de).—The tenement acquired by William her late husband from Alice, late wife of William Vicary, to be sold for pious uses for the souls of the testatrix and of her late husband. The residue of her goods, after payment of debts and legacies, she leaves to her children. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (80).

Vikery (Alice, late wife of William).—All her tenements acquired by devise of William her husband to be sold by William de Chelcheth and William Lome, her executors, in accordance with the will of her late husband. Dated Saturday next before the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (81)

Toppesfeld (John de), goldsmith.—To Johanna his mother all his tenements within the liberties of London for life; remainder to his right heirs; except one tenement in Frydaystrete, which he leaves to John de Barton, his servant, for life. The residue of his goods, after payment of his just debts, to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to be devoted to pious uses, another to go to his aforesaid mother, and the third part to Johanna his daughter. Dated London, Wednesday the vigil of the Ascension [21 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (82).

Rothyng (William de), merchant.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge. All his tenements in the parishes of S. Magnus aforesaid, S. Michael atte Crokedelane, and S. Dunstan in the Ward of Tourstrete, he devises in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Alice his wife, and others. Also to the said church of S. Magnus fifteen shillings annual quitrent of a shop at Oystregate (fn. 26) in the said parish in aid of a chaplain called "Seyntemarieprest," and of others singing Salve Regina (fn. 27) in the said church, and keeping his obit with Placebo and Dirige (fn. 28) To the Hospital of S. Thomas in Suthwerk an annual quitrent for the maintenance of a lamp to burn by night among the weak and sickly there housed. Dated London, Friday the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (83).

Syward (Roger), "peautrer."—To Margery his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstret for life, for the maintenance of John, William, Thomas, Marion, Constance, and Johanna their children until advancement or marriage or until they be put to learn a trade; remainder to the said children and the heirs of their bodies in equal portions, with right of survivorship; remainder to his right heirs. If any son be willing to learn the testator's trade he is to have all his implements appertaining thereto. Dated London, Thursday next before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (85).

Kyngeston (John de).—To be buried in the church of S. John, Evangelist, and S. Wereburga. (fn. 29) His tenement in the parish of S. Michael near Queenhithe devised to him by William his brother to be sold to fulfil his testament. The tenement wherein he lived in the said parish of S. John, Evangelist, and S. Wereburga in Fridaystrete to be sold for pious uses. Also a tenement contained in the testament of Nicholas Caleyser, late "peautrer," to be sold by the testator's executors, according to the form of the testament of the said Nicholas. Custance his wife appointed his principal executor. Dated London..... No date.
Roll 77 (86).

Wynchelseye (John de), baker.—To be buried in the church of S. Katherine Trinity (fn. 30) near Algate. To Alice and Margaret his daughters bequests of money and chattels, among them being a silk girdle with pendants, a gold bracelet, silver cups and spoons; also to the same, their heirs and assigns, his tenement wherein he lived in Algatestrete; remainder at the death of both of his said daughters in trust for sale for pious uses, and a portion of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of the fabric of the monastery of Crichirche. (fn. 31) Richard le Walssh and Margery, wife of the same, who was brother of the testator's wife, appointed guardians of his daughters aforesaid. Dated Tuesday next before the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (87).

Shordych (William de), goldsmith.—To the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity within Algate a moiety of his tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Oloef in Bredstret, charged with the payment of the debts of Robert de Shordych, called "le Hornere," and his own, which amount to the sum of forty pounds, the same to be paid within three weeks after the testator's decease. To John his son the other moiety of the same; remainder in default of an heir of his body to the aforesaid prior and convent. Sir Nicholas, the prior of the church of H. Trinity aforesaid, appointed guardian of his said son and one of his executors. Dated 10 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (88).

Pippard (John), Rector of the church of Appeden, diocese of Lincoln.—His houses in the parish of S. Sepulchre de Smithefeld to be sold for providing chantries for the souls of the testator, Cecilia de Preston, John de Notleswell, John de Preston, and others. Dated Appeden, Monday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (93).

Shelwyk (John de), clerk in the diocese of Hereford.—Certain tenements acquired from Thomas Rose, clerk, and Cecilia, wife of the same, in the parish of S. Leonard near the church of S. Martin le Grand, to be sold by the Official of the Court of Canterbury and by the Dean of the church of S. Mary le Bow for the time being for pious uses. Rents also in the parish of S. Mary in the Ward of Crepelgate to be sold for pious and charitable uses by his executors, or if they be dead by the aforesaid Official and Dean. A certain tenement in the suburb of Hereford also to be disposed of for similar purposes. To John, son of Agnes Chaunterel de Burstede, rents and reversions in the parish of S. Andrew in Holbourn for putting him to some honest trade. Dated London, 30 March, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (94)

Porkele (Simon de).—His tenements in Whitcrouchstrete without Crepulgate, situate opposite the hostel of the Abbot of Rameseye, (fn. 32) to be sold, and divers sums of money out of the proceeds to be given to Katherine and Johanna his daughters and to John Bakere. Dated X. Kal. March [20 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (95)

Hanhampstede (William de), pepperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antonin. Release to the parishioners of the said church of his leasehold estate in a chamber built above the fountain near the said (sic) churchyard, granted to him by the said parishioners for his expenses incurred thereon. To Agnes his wife, by way of dower of all his goods movable, he leaves fifty pounds sterling, her entire chamber, and all implements in his house except those belonging to his trade; also all his tenements in the parishes of S. Antonin, S. Mary de Aldermarichirche, S. Michael de Bassieshawe, and S. Martin Orgar for life; remainder to William, Thomas, and John his sons, Johanna, Isabella, and Katherine his daughters. Agnes his wife and William his son appointed guardians of his children who are under age. The residue of all his goods and chattels to be divided into three parts: one part to go to his wife, another to his children, and the third to pious uses. Dated London, 2 January, A.D. 1348.

A codicil follows to the effect that if his aforesaid wife and children should die within one year after his decease, the whole of the aforesaid tenements devised to his children is to be sold by his executors or given to holy Church for the good of their souls. Dated 28 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (98).

Curteys (Amicia).—To be buried in the church of S. Pancras. Her tenement in the parish of S. Pancras to be sold, and the proceeds, together with the residue of her goods and chattels, after payment of debts and legacies, to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. William, son of William de Hanhampstede, appointed one of her executors. Dated London, 13 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (99).

Bosenham (Simon de), clerk.—TO be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolnoth. To Cecilia his sister a brewhouse with shops in Lombardestret. To Thomas his nephew shops in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull; and to William his kinsman all his tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. Augustine [5 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (100).

Bordeyns (Agnes) de Edelmeton (fn. 33) in the diocese of London.—To Idonea, Agnes, and Johanna her daughters all her stored corn and malt. The residue of her goods left in trust for pious uses. Dated at Edelmeton, Wednesday, 11 May, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (101)

Forester (Johanna la).—Her rent at Billynggesgate, parish of S. Mary atte Hull, to be sold for pious uses. To the poor brethren of the Convent of Friars Minors (fn. 34) one hundred shillings of the said rent. Dated Tuesday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (102).

Acton (John de), "fresshfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market. To Cristina his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid and S. Nicholas de Coldabbeye for life; remainder to William his son and to his child en ventre sa mère, if Grod shall give it life, and to the heirs of their bodies; remainder to Robert his brother for life; remainder to the aforesaid church of S. Mary Magdalen for pious uses. Also to his said wife his leasehold interest in certain shops in Eldefishstrete. Dated 23 June, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (103).

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

Coterel (John), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Pancras near Sopereslane. Pecuniary bequests to Thomas and John his sons and Johanna his daughter. Adam Fraunceys, mercer, to be guardian of his son Thomas, he giving security for the same at the Guildhall of London; and Hugh de Wychyngham, mercer, to be guardian of Johanna his daughter; but Alice his wife is to take charge of John his son. Also to the said Johanna, Thomas, and John the reversion of certain tenements formerly belonging to Thomas his brother in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrete in successive tail; and to the said Thomas the reversion of tenements in the parish of S. Pancras in fee. The residue of his goods, after payment of legacies and debts, to be divided into three parts: one part to go to Alice his wife, another to Thomas and Richard his brothers, and the third to be divided equally among his aforesaid children. Dated London, 3 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (106).

Copton (Nicholas, son of Hamo de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Algate near the remains of his said father. Bequests to the church of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge in aid of a chaplain called "Seyntmariesprest," (fn. 35) and of other chaplains chanting the antiphon called "Salve regina" in honour of the Blessed Virgin; also to the church of S. Mary Matefelon (fn. 36) without Algate. A certain tenement formerly occupied by Walter Gamelyn to be sold, and twenty-six shillings and eightpence to be paid John de Rochyng (Rothyng ?), vintner, thereout, and the residue devoted to pious and charitable uses. To Mary his sister, daughter of Robert de Mordon, twenty shillings quitrent issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid in tail; remainder over. Dated London, Saturday the vigil of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (107).

Palmere (Amy, relict of John le, "schipwright," of Petit Wales near the Tower of London).—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche. All her tenements in the said parish of All Hallows which she acquired by gift, frank-marriage, (fn. 37) and feoffment of her late husband, together with a wharf at "redeclive," (fn. 38) to be sold to pay her debts and maintain Alan her son; residue, if any, for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (108).

Bremingham (John de).—To Sarah his wife twenty shillings; also to his said wife and Thomas his son he leaves his dwelling-house for their several lives; remainder to the maintenance of the church of S. Michael atte Come. To Henry de Hasborne, cordwainer, and to his wife, the testator's daughter, his house upon Cornhull. To the Hospital of S. James a tenement without Bysopisgate. Dated Monday next before Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (114).

Atte Lanende (William), "stokfischmongere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael de la Crokedelane. Has tenement in the said parish of S. Michael to be sold for pious uses for the souls of the testator, Robert his father, Katherine his mother, and of Gunfrida, Dionisia, and Amabilia (sic), and all the faithful departed. Dated London, 7 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (118).

Toppesfeld (Johanna, late wife of William de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid in Fletestrete. To Johanna, daughter of John de Toppesfeld, her son, a tenement in Fletestrete in the said parish of S. Brigid, so that she maintain three chantries in the said church of S. Brigid for the space of one year after the decease of the testatrix. Dated London, 22 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (119).

Hosyer (James), called "le Frenshe."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Aldermaricherch. To Thomas de Welford, his nephew, an annual quitrent issuing from a tenement in Grascherchestret, parish of All Hallows. To Matilda his wife the residue of all his goods. Dated London, Friday, III. Nones April [11 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (123).

Grenestede (William de), pheliper. (fn. 39) —To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Stanyngcherch. To the said church and parishioners of the same all his tenements in the said parish for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna his late wife, Nicholas Bacheler, Henry his father, Alice his mother, William the father of the aforesaid Johanna his wife, and Johanna her mother, Al-breda and Amicia his former wives, and others. The parishioners to find security before the Mayor and Aldermen in the Guildhall of London for the due execution of the above. All the tenements devised to him by Alice Gylle in the parish of S. Andrew in Holebourne, together with divers rents, &c., in the same parish, to be sold to fulfil this his present testament and for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (124).

Palmer (John), shipwright, of Petite Wales near the Tower of London.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Berkyngchirch. To Amy his wife all his tenements in the said parish of All Hallows in Petite Wales, together with an annual quitrent issuing from the tenement of William Atte Stone, shipwright. Dated London, Wednesday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (133).

Holden (Thomas de), called "Brewere."—To be buried before the altar of S. Mary in his parish church of S. Laurence. To Alice his wife all his tenements within the City of London for life. To William called "Brewere," late his apprentice, the reversion of a tenement in S. Laurence Lane for the term of the life of the said William and one year beyond; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses by the rector of the said church of S. Laurence, the sons of the aforesaid William being preferred as purchasers of the same. To William, son of the aforesaid William le Brewere, the reversion of a tenement in S. Martin's Lane, after the decease of Alice his wife, for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (139).

Pykeman (Robert), fishmonger.—To be buried near the tomb of Sabine his late wife, in the church of S. Gregory the Martyr, near Estchepe. Bequest to a chantry in the said church. Johanna his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, Monday next [after ?] the Feast of Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (140)

Thorneye (fn. 40) (William de), pepperer.—To John his son tenements in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche, and a shop acquired from John Chaucer, ½brother (fn. 41) and executor of Thomas Heyroun, late vintner in the parish of S. Antonin; remainder in default of an heir of his body to the Prioress and Nuns of S. Elena, London, so that they maintain a chantry, &c., in their church for the souls of the testator, Johanna his late wife, Ivo his father, Cristina his mother, William Walram and Juliana wife of the same, John de Grantham and Cecilia wife of the same, William de Grantham brother of the said John, Matilda de Caxton, Sir John Roos, Richard de Herpesfeld, and others: The said prioress and nuns to bind all their lands, tenements, and rents within London and without, spiritual as well as temporal, for the due execution of the said chantry, giving security for the same before the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain in the Guildhall of London, and also before the Justiciar of the King's Bench, or in Common Bench, (fn. 42) or in the King's Chancellary, or Ecclesiastical Court, or otherwise, as his executors may think best and safest. Bequest of an annual rent charge to the five chaplains celebrating in the church of S. Mary aforesaid for the souls of Thomas Romayn and Juliana wife of the same, for keeping his obit with Placebo, Dirige, with full service for the dead, &c. If the aforesaid prioress and nuns should decline to accept the above tenements subject to the charges, the same are to be sold for pious uses to be performed by the four orders of friars—the Preaching Friars, Friars Minors, the Carmelites and Augustinian Friars. Dated London, 20 June, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (141)

Bole (Walter), mason.—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Andrew Castle Baynard. Rents of a certain tenement to be devoted by the rector of the said church to pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, Matilda his late wife, and others, except an annual rent of forty pence issuing thereout, which he leaves to the said rector to maintain the said tenement withal, and a similar sum to the said church. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (143).

Payn (William).—To be buried in the church of S. Alphege near Crepulgate. Devise of a tenement in Redecrouchestret in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Alphege for the souls of the testator, Juliana his wife, Alice his former wife, and others; the residue of the rents issuing therefrom to be devoted to the repair of the houses, shops, &c., of the aforesaid tenement. To Robert his son the reversion of his brewery, with shops, &c., in the said parish of S. Giles, situate at the corner of Whitecrouchestrete, over against the church, after the decease of Juliana his wife; also one robe, two chalons, (fn. 43) and two sheets. To William his son a similar reversion of his brewery in Wodestret in the said parish of S. Alphege; and to Thomas his son the reversion of his bakehouse in the same parish and of his shops in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid. Dated London, at his dwelling-house, Friday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.

A codicil follows to the effect that his tenement at Depford is to be sold, after the decease of Juliana his wife, for pious and charitable uses, as also his tenement in the suburb of London in Whitecrouchestrete, viz. in the county of Middlesex. The aforesaid Robert his son to have the reversion of his dwelling-house after the decease of Juliana his wife. Dated Thursday next before the Feast of S. Ambrose [4 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (144).

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

Boterwyk (Richard de).—To be buried wheresoever it may please God that he die. Bequests to the rector and clerks of the church of S. Katherine de Cristchirch (fn. 44) for tithes forgotten, &c. To Alice Baldewyn all his tenements in the said parish of S. Katherine. Dated London, Sunday next before the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [29 Dec.], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (164)

Bret (John).—To be buried in the new churchyard of the chapel of the Annunciation of the V. Mary without Aldrichegate, to which he leaves the sum of six shillings and eightpence. Bequests to the high altar and to the fabric of the church of S. Michael de Wodestrete. To Johanna his wife his houses, goods, and chattels, and the guardianship of Thomas de Wirlyngworth. Dated V. Kal. September [28 Aug.], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (165)

Ware (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of S. Benedict at Pauleswharf. To the rector of the said church and future rectors he leaves all his tenements in the City of London, so that they pay his debts and provide a suitable dwelling-house for Hawysia de Ware, his kinswoman, for her life, free from any rent, and out of the residue of the profits maintain two chantries for the souls of the testator, Juliana his wife, Katherine his daughter, and others. Dated London, the last day of April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (166).

Rous (Martin).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Clement near Estchepe. Bequest of an annual quitrent in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd to Margery his wife and Lucy his daughter in joint tenancy, together with shops in the parish of S. George in Southwerk. Dated Monday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (167).

Hongereye (Marion de).—To John de Sheynton for life all her goods movable and immovable; remainder to pious uses. To John Bygot a certain house near Aldresgate and rents in Olde Fisshestret for life, with similar remainder. Dated "Wyg'" [Worcester?], Saturday the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (168).

Werlyngworth (fn. 45) (Johanna, late wife of Nicholas, goldsmith).—To be buried in S. Paul's Churchyard near Nicholas her husband. John Bret to have the custody of Thomas her son and of all his tenements during minority. Dated at Chepe in the parish of S. Matthew in Frydaistret, Tuesday next after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (169).

Garchorp (Elizabeth, daughter of William de).—To William de Pursey de Wymundham her capital mansion in Achelingestrete in the parish of S. Andrew Castle Baynard, tenements in Este Chepe, and rents at Soperlane "Nethurende." Dated Monday next after the Feast of Nativity of John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (170).

Hauteyn (Robert).—To be buried in the church of the monastery of S. James near Northampton, to the abbot and convent of which monastery he leaves ten shillings sterling for pious uses. The residue of his goods and his tenement in the City of London he leaves to his master Sir Richard de Eccleshale and Master Thomas Mynot for similar uses. Dated at the monastery aforesaid, the last day of June [s.a.].


Whereupon came Thomas Hauteyn and put his claim upon the aforesaid tenement.

Roll 77 (171)

Hert (William).—The residue of his goods movable and immovable to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of All Hallows de Stanyngcherch. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (172)

Sprot (John), chaplain.—To be buried outside the porch of the south gate of the church of Faukham. (fn. 46) The whole of his tenement inherited from his father in the parish of S. Andrew de Beinardiscastel to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry for the space of one year for the souls of the testator, his father and mother, John de Foderynggeye, John de Nassyngton, and others. Also a tenement called "le Garite" with other houses annexed to be sold for similar purposes. Desires that if this present writing be void as a testament it might avail as a last will or last disposition (eulogium) of the testator, as may be best for his soul. The residue of his goods after payment of debts to be devoted to providing an image of the Blessed Anne in the parish church of Faukham, To Sir John de Aldham, chaplain, he leaves his book called Pars Occuli Sacerdotis, (fn. 47) with all quires (fn. 48) (quaternis) thereto annexed, and one quire called Speculum Minoris. To Sir John Boteler a portifory or book of legends. (fn. 49) To Sir Thomas, Vicar of Derteford, the sixth book of the Decretals (fn. 50) without the Clementine glosses (cum Clementinis non glosatum). To Walter de Ash, his lord's servant, one pair of linen cloths and two ells of newly dyed cloth. To Roger de Swerdeston a doublet and a coat. To Robert de la Hay a pair of woollen cloths, two ells of newly dyed cloth, and sixpence. To William atte Hay twelve-pence; and to William Buggoy, clerk, a surcoat with tunic of black colour. Dated Friday next after Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (173).

Gildesburgh (John de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Somersete before the altar of S. Mary. To Richard his brother his entire "varf" and messuages in the said parish of S. Mary, charged with the payment of his debts and maintenance of his chantry; remainder in default of heirs to his daughters, to whom he also makes pecuniary bequests. For the service of a charnel for the said church of S. Mary a bequest of sixty shillings. Bequests of money also to the rector, to John de Hontyngdon, and Alice de Kyllesworth. Dated Feast of S. Kenelm [17 July], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (174).

Potyn (Thomas), vintner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Cecilia of Little Hadham. (fn. 51) To Petronilla his wife for life his tenement in the parish of All Hallows the Less near le Roperie, also rents in Chepe in the parish of S. Fastre; (fn. 52) remainder to any son that his said wife may have had by him; remainder to pious uses. To Juliana and Alice his daughters for their marriage twenty marks respectively. Dated at Hadham, 22 July, A.D. 1349.
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Hemenhale (Edmund de), mercer.—To Stephen de Podyngton and Thomas de Ersweli his estate in the great seld (fn. 53) (larga selda), with shops, rents, &c., to enjoy during the minority of his sons; remainder over to the said sons, or, if dead, to pious uses. Also to the same his shops in Norwych. To John his son a tenement in Lodbyry for life. Also to the aforesaid Thomas de Erswell a house in Catstrete. (fn. 54) Dated Friday the Feast of S. Stephen [26 Dec.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (178).

Monoye (Richard), cook.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas Dacon in the tomb where rest the bones of Thomas his son. To Basilia his wife tenements in the parish of S. Michael le Quern for life; remainder to John Monoye and Katherine, wife of the same, for a term of years subject to certain charitable charges; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses by certain parishioners of S. Mary de Colchirch and S. Michael le Quern. Dated London, Monday, Christmas Eve, A.D. 1348.
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Pulteney (fn. 55) (John de), Knt.—Divers bequests for the maintenance of chantries in S. Paul's Church, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the souls of the testator, Adam his father, Matilda (fn. 56) his mother, Margery his wife, William his son, his brother and sisters, Rosia de Burford, Ralph de Walcote, Sir John de Stretford, late Archbishop of Canterbury, and others. Directions for keeping his obit in the said church, with details of various disbursements to be made to priests, bellringers, and others. Bequests to the Mayor of the City of London, the Recorder, the Sheriffs, and the Common Pleader (Communis narrator) of the City for attending his obit, and an allowance made to their servants for waiting upon them on the occasion. The Master of the Collegiate Chapel of Corpus Christi, (fn. 57) near the church of S. Laurence de Candelwykstrete, to be also present and to receive six shillings and eightpence. The said master is directed to pay every year at Easter, to the Almoner of S. Paul's Church, twenty shillings for summer vestments for choristers of the church, so that they sing every day after compline an antiphon with music and orisons for the dead, &c., in the chapel to be erected by the testator's executors, for the good of his soul; and to the poor prisoners in Neugate four marks annually, for which the testator devises to the said master and college all his tenements and rents within the City and suburb of London, with the exception of his principal messuage wherein he lived in the parish of S. Laurence de Candelwykstrete, and his tenement called "le Coldherberuy," and his other tenements in the parish of All Hallows the Grreat. Should any of the above charges be in arrear the master and college are to pay double the amount by way of penalty, one moiety of which is to go towards the fabric [of the church] of S. Paul and the other to the Chamber of the Guildhall. This portion of his will (relating to the above chantries, &c.) he caused to be written in three separate deeds, so that one might be deposited in the Treasury of S. Paul's Church, another in the Guildhall of the City, and the third remain with the aforesaid master and chaplain. To Margaret his wife and William his son he leaves his principal mansion aforesaid, his wife enjoying the same for life provided she remain chaste and unmarried; remainder to his said son in tail male; remainder to the aforesaid master and college for pious uses. If his wife should die, marry, or become unchaste whilst his son was yet under age, the said messuage is to go to Sir William de Clynton, Earl of Huntyndon, during his son's minority. His other tenement aforesaid called "le Choldherberwe" to be sold, and Henry Pykard to have the refusal of it for one thousand marks sterling to be paid to his executors. The hundred marks which King Edward had granted to him in tail, payable by the Sheriffs of London at Easter and Michaelmas by equal portions, to wit, fifty pounds out of the Queenhithe, (fn. 58) London, and twenty-five marks out of the king's ferm (fn. 59) of the City of London (de civitate London), to be held in trust for his said son during minority. In order that this his last will may the more expeditiously be executed he appoints the venerable father Sir Ralph [de Stratford], Bishop of London, and the aforesaid Sir William de Clynton, Earl of Huntyngdon, his supervisors to superintend and assist his executors; and for their pains he gives to the aforesaid Sir Ralph his finest ring with a great stone called "rubie" of great value and beauty, and to the said earl a beautiful ring with two great stones called "diamauntes," two silver flagons enamelled, a cup, together with a certain spoon and saltcellar to match; these legacies to be paid only after administration of his goods has been completed. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Martin in Yeme, viz. 14 November, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (180).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Simon and Jude [23 Oct.].

Lincoln (Thomas de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. John Baptist in Alvestane. He leaves his best animal by way of a mortuary (fn. 60) (nomine mortuarii). To Custance (or Constance) his wife his tenement in London, in the street commonly called "Algate," for life; remainder to Matilda and Emma his daughters. To each chaplain celebrating divine service in the chapel of Alvestan for his soul and the soul of Margaret de Hastynges he leaves two marks. Dated Monday next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (181).

Bernes (William de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter the Less at the head of the tomb where lie the remains of Roger his father. Divers bequests of money to the said church, as well as of wax torches to be burnt at his funeral and at other times. Twenty pounds sterling to be devoted to pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul. Thomas de Bernes and William de Hedresham appointed guardians of Benedict and Roger his sons, and Albreda and Isabella his daughters, to whom he leaves divers sums of money, as also to Juliana his daughter, a nun at Stratford, to Thomas his chaplain, Roesia and Johanna his sisters. To Thomas de Bernes he leaves one third part of his shoute (fn. 61) with fittings; to William de Hedresham sixty shillings and his share in a craer (fn. 62) called "Andreu of London"; to Nicholas his servant an old robe and forty pence; to Constance his domestic two shillings; and to Thomas de Pynnore one mark. One hundred shillings to be divided among his executors for their pains. Dated London, 8 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (187).

St. Edmund (John de).—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Swithin in Candelwikestrete. Bequests for chantries in the said church for the souls of John and Cristina his father and mother, as also for the souls of the testator, Idonea his wife, and others. To Alice, late wife of Hugh Portesmuth, a tenement called "Seint Nicholas Halle," in the parish of S. Nicholas Hacon, for life; remainder to his next heirs. To John de Keleshull, his nephew, a corner tenement in Candelwikestrete, opposite S. Swithin's Lane, for life; remainder over. To Sir John de Kirkeby, chaplain, a messuage at Londoneston which Johanna, the testator's niece, held for her life, so that he pray for the testator and his parents. The rest of his goods not otherwise disposed of to be divided equally between the aforesaid Alice de Portesmuth and John de Keleshull. Dated London, 17 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (189).

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

Haunsard (William, son of William).—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan. To Alice his wife all his grain of every kind, all his hay, and all his goods, movable and immovable, in his tenement situate in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate. To Richard Smelt and Margery, wife of the same, a tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, the reversion of other tenements and shops in the parishes of S. George near Estchepe and S. Mary de Berkyngcherch, and an annual rent issuing from the "blakelofte" in the parish of Stanyngcherche near Martelane. A shop in Brigestrete, parish of S. Magnus, to be sold for pious uses in the church of S. Dunstan aforesaid, for the souls of the testator, William his father, Johanna his mother, &c. Dated London, 13 October, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (213).

Berden (Sarah, relict of John de, ironmonger).—To Sir John, (fn. 63) the rector of the church of S. Martin Orgar in Candelwykstrete, and William de Pikworth, priest, bequests of rents in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebury. To Thomas and Agnes her children all her tenements whatsoever in the City of London. Guardians appointed for the said children during minority. Dated London, Feast of S. Ambrose [4 April], A.D. 1348.
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Brandon (Alice de).—To Jordan de Elsyng, mercer, her nephew, and Margaret his wife the tenement wherein she lived in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche near the Conduit, so that they and their successors, tenants of the same, maintain a chantry in the church of S. Thomas Dacon (fn. 64) for the souls of Geoffrey de Brandon, John de Orleton, Robert de Ely, John and Emma, the father and mother of the testatrix, and others, paying the chaplain six marks by the year, and the master of the said church of S. Thomas for the time being six shillings and eightpence by the year. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1349.
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Wendovre (Gilbert de), ironmonger.—To Agnes his wife for life the tenements which he acquired from Richard de Farneberghe, coffrer, in Conynghopelane, parish of S. Mildred; remainder to John and Nicholas his sons, and to Matilda his daughter, in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (216).

Dubble (William).—All his tenements in the greater town of Jernemuth (fn. 65) to be sold for pious uses. To Michael Clench, fishmonger, the wardship of John, son of Stephen de Haccon, together with the twenty marks left by the said Stephen; and also the wardship of Stephen, the testator's own son, to whom he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan in Tower Street and a shop in the parish of S. Magnus de Bregstrete in tail, with remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Wednesday, 22 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (217).

Marton (John de), chaplain.—All his houses and tenements in the parish of S. Benedict de Wodewharf to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. Dated London, 18 January, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (218).

Knyght (John, son and heir of Ralph, de Welwes (fn. 66) ).—To John his younger brother twenty shillings annual rent issuing from his tenement without Crepulgate in the parish of S. Giles; and to William his brother his entire rent in the aforesaid suburb of London without Crepulgate en la More. To Agnes his sister a tenement also in the parish of S. Giles called "le Brewehous." Also to the aforesaid John and Agnes rents upon Cornhull. Dated at Welwes, Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (219).

Hedrisham or Edrisham (William de).—To be buried in the church of S. Peter near the Thames. (fn. 67) Divers bequests to the said church. To his aforesaid (sic) seven brothers and two sisters bequests of money and clothes. To Sir John, the rector of the aforesaid church, he commits the wardship of Benedict, son of William de Beernys, and of Albreda and Isabella, daughters of the same; (fn. 68) and leaves the residue of his goods in trust for pious and charitable uses for the souls of the testator, William de Beernys, his master, and others. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (220).

Kervere (Gilbert le).—To Robert de Sandford, his kinsman, and William his nephew the tenement wherein he lived, together with shops, &c., appertaining thereto, for their lives; remainder to the fabric of the church of S. Alphege. Dated 16 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (221).

Balon or Baloun (John), saddler.—His tenement in Goderonlane to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
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Russel (John), girdler.—All his tenements in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Jewry, S. Mildred in the Poultry, S. Giles without Crepulgate, and S. Michael de Bassieshawe to be sold by Agnes his wife to pay his debts, and the residue to go to his said wife for her maintenance and for pious uses. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (223).

Blanet (Adam).—To William le Clerk the reversion of his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngecherche in the street called "Pety Wales," after the decease of John his son. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (224).

Herpesfeld (Richard de), corder.—To John de Kent de Heretesham a brewery, shops, &c., in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, at Douuegate, (fn. 69) and in the Ropery, and rents in Cosyneslane in the same parish, for life, charged with the maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate before the altar of S. Katherine, under the belfry of the church of All Hallows aforesaid, where his body shall rest, for the souls of the testator, Gilbert his father, Agnes his mother, and others; remainder to John, the testator's brother, subject to a similar charge. Particulars as to payments towards the said chantry, power of distress in default, &c. Dated London, 27 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (225).

Haunsard (William), senior.—To Johanna junior, his daughter, eighty pounds sterling for her marriage, and in default of marriage the same to remain to the conventual church of H. Trinity, London; and similarly to Isabella his daughter one hundred marks, with remainder to the nuns of Clerkynwell. Also to his said daughters all his vessels of silver, his cups of mazer, and other vessels of wood and brass appertaining to his house, in equal portions. To Henry Fanner and Johanna, wife of the same, a tenement in the parish of All Hallows the Less in Thames Street, charged with a payment of fourteen marks annually towards two chantries in the church of S. Dunstan; a quitrent issuing from the said tenement, and enjoyed by Nicholas de Farndon, to be redeemed. Also to the aforesaid Johanna a tenement in the parish of S. Swythin de Candelwikestret, a brewhouse in "Boliot'lane" in the parish of H. Trinity, London, and tenements in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate; and to the aforesaid Isabella tenements in the parishes of S. Dunstan, S. Mary atte Hull, and S. Magnus; remainder in default of heirs of their respective bodies to pious uses. Two tenements opposite the fountain of S. Dunstan to be sold for pious uses. Directions as to appointment to the aforesaid chantries, and other particulars connected with the same. The aforesaid Henry Fanner to have the wardship of his daughters until marriage. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1349.
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Guldeford (John de).—Certain tenements and rents to be sold to pay his debts, to fulfil his testament, and for the good of his soul and the souls of Edith his wife, his father and mother, and others, and the residue to be divided among his three children. Other rents in the parishes of S. Martin within Ludegate and S. Mary de Mountenhaut to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds to be devoted to the good of the souls of Walter Whetersh, John de Biflete, and others, and the other moiety to be divided among his children. To John his son the tenement wherein he lived, with free entry and exit by his large new gate within the close of the Guildhall of London, to be held by him in tail; and to Thomas his son houses within the gate of the Guildhall for life; remainder to the aforesaid John in tail; remainder over to his son Richard; ultimate remainder to the maintenance of a chantry before the altar of S. Mary in the church of S. Laurence aforesaid (sic). To Richard de Tyscote a bequest of twenty shillings and a robe so that the said Richard be his executor. The residue of his goods not otherwise disposed of, after payment of his debts, to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to be devoted to the good of his soul and the soul of Edith his wife, a second part is to go to Richard his son, and a third to Thomas his son. Peter his brother appointed guardian of John his son, and one of his executors, together with the aforesaid Richard de Tyscote, appointed guardian of Thomas his son. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of Apostles Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1349.
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Palmere (Gilbert le), salter.—Rents in the parishes of S. Andrew and S. Peter upon Cornhull and S. Nicholas at the Shambles to be sold for pious uses, and for the purchase of one principal vestment with tunicles, (fn. 70) dalmatics, (fn. 71) and cantelcopes, (fn. 72) together with all their apparel for the four principal feasts of the year, at a cost of ten pounds sterling, for service in the church of S. Mildred; and the residue to the maintenance of a chantry in the same. Bequest also of rents in the parish of S. Stephen (sic) without Neugate for the maintenance of a lamp to burn before the high altar in the chance] of the aforesaid church of S. Mildred, and for books and ornaments in the same. To Alice his wife he leaves houses situate at the corner of Bredestrete upon Knyghtriderlane in the parish of S. Mildred for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the parish church and with the payment of an annuity to Isabella, late servant of Roger le Palmere. After her decease the same to be sold, and one third of the proceeds to be devoted to the repair of highways within a circuit of twenty miles (leucæ) of the City of London, much to be expended where much is necessary, and less where less is necessary, according to the discretion of his executors and four trustworthy parishioners of the parish of S. Mildred aforesaid, to each of which parishioners he leaves thirteen shillings and fourpence for their trouble in this respect; the residue to pious and charitable uses. To William atte forde, his apprentice, a tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate. William the father and William a brother of the testator mentioned. Dated London, 6 March, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (228).

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

Pedelowe (Richard de), Knt., of Ireland.—To be buried in the Carmelite Monastery, London. To Agnes his wife all his goods in England as well as in Ireland, and his lands, rents, and tenements, with the exception of a place (placea) situate within the Augustine gate, (fn. 73) which Geoffrey Martyn is to have, as is contained in an indenture made between the testator, Simon Bonde, and Johanna, wife of the said Simon. No date.
Roll 77 (232).

Dallyngge (John), senior, mercer.—To John his son the tenement wherein he lived, with the exception of a chamber called "larder," which belonged to another tenement, and is to be again annexed thereto as formerly. To Thomas, son of William de Tudenham, a certain tenement in Bassyeshawe in tail; remainder to John Bernard, his apprentice. Other tenements in Bassyeshawe to be sold by his executors for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 6 April, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (234).

Passefeld (William), sporier.—To be buried in S. Paul's Churchyard near the tomb of Isabella his wife. To Nicholas his son one piece of silver, all his implements of trade, and certain domestic chattels; also his tenement in le Bailli without Ludegate, in the parish of S. Martin, in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. To Alice his wife five marks sterling and one large caldron. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1349.


Whereupon came John le Wayte and Alice his wife and put their claim upon the tenements above devised.

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Aungre (Alice, late wife of Philip de).—All tenements which she and her first husband, William de Broune, acquired in the parishes of S. Benedict Shorhog and S. Mary Colcherche to be sold by her executors in the event of Gregory her son by her said first husband dying without an heir of his body, and the proceeds devoted to the good of her soul and the souls of the aforesaid William, Philip, and William her son. To the Wardens and Confraternity of Thele (fn. 74) she leaves a place situate near the messuage of Dame Johanna Danyel in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less. Sir Hugh, the warden of the collegiate church of Thele, appointed one of her executors. No date.
Roll 77 (237).

Braghyngg (Laurence de).—To Elena his wife all his tenements, shops, wharves, &c., in the parish of S. Dunstan, for life. To Laurence his son the reversion of certain of the above, situate in Thamisestrete, in tail, charged with the payment to the nuns of Berkyngg, as chief ladies (capitalibus dominabus) of the fee, of ten shillings sterling for all services, &c.; remainder to John his son in tail. Also to the said John in tail the reversion of those tenements wherein he dwelt, with a tavern, &c., near Sporiereslane, after the decease of his aforesaid wife, charged with the payment to the nuns of Kelbourne of twelve shillings sterling for all services; remainder to the aforesaid Laurence. Upon the decease of the said Laurence and John without heirs of their respective bodies the above property to remain to Margaret his daughter in tail; remainder to pious uses. A rent-charge of six marks of silver by the year upon the same, in the hands of whomsoever the same may be, to be paid in aid of a chantry in the church of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Ambrose [4 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (238).

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

Dallyngg (John), junior.—The tenement in which his father died, situate in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe, and which his father left to him (fn. 75) with the exception of a chamber called "larder," to be sold to pay his debts and for pious uses. To the church of S. Thomas, London, twenty shillings. Dated XIII. Kal. June [20 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (239).

Preston (Thomas).—To Cristina his wife for life his tenement in S. Laurence Jewry Lane, with the reversion of a tenement held by Matilda his mother; remainder over. His said wife appointed guardian of his heir during minority. Dated London, A.D. 1348.
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Tany (John), "armurer."—The tenement which he acquired from Master John Cok to be sold by his executors to pay his debts, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. To Isabella his daughter a certain shop. All his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew (sic), with the exception of the aforesaid shop, he leaves to Alice his wife for life, after whose decease a hostel wherein his apprentices used to live is to be sold and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry, and his mansion house and shops to be given to the fabric of the church of S. Andrew in Holbourn. Dated in the parish of S. Andrew in Holbourn, Thursday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348.
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Mareschal (Thomas), goldsmith.—To Thomasina his daughter tenements, shops, and rents in the parish of S. Olave in Silverstrete; in Aldergatestrete, parish of S. Botolph, extending up to the garden of Reymundy Burdeaux called "Jewesgardin"; and in Westchepe, parish of S. Vedast, to hold in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his said daughter a basin and ewer, a best bed, two borteclothes, (fn. 76) and two towales. John Buntyng to have the custody of his daughter, who is to remain at Stretford until marriage; also twenty shillings and his shop in Chepe. Dated London, Saturday next after Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
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Arnald (Bartholomew), tanner.—To John his son one hundred shillings sterling, a feather bed, two chalons, sheets, a chequered coverlet, a mazer cup, and other household goods. To Rosia his sister a seld with chamber within, situate at the west end of his tenement in Lymbrennereslane, for life; the same to be kept in repair against wind and rain by his heir or heirs during the lifetime of his said sister. To John his son he leaves the aforesaid tenement in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses; also his place in Tannersseld (fn. 77) if his said son wishes to be a tanner and follow that trade, otherwise the same is to remain to John his apprentice for life, and afterwards to the Society of Tanners for eight shillings sterling annually, to be paid to his aforesaid son. His apprentice or any other occupier for the time being of his place in Tannersseld is to cause thirty masses to be celebrated annually for the good of his soul and the souls of Alice and Emota (?) his wives in the church of S. Mary of the Carmelite Friars. (fn. 78) Also to his said apprentice his tenement, with all implements belonging to the tanner's trade, for the space of two years next after his decease; remainder to his aforesaid son, as in his testament closed and sealed more fully is contained. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (244).

Andreu (Richard).—William le Kyng, tanner, made heir to all his lands and tenements in Secollane in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate between the tenements belonging to Richard Andreu (sic) on the one side and the small bridge near le Francheprison. Dated London, 15 March, A.D. 1348.
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Monday next after the Feast of s. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec.].

Skarlet (Richard).—To Petronilla his sister twenty shillings, and to Hugh le Taillour twenty pounds. His tenement without Algate to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds given to some religious person. Dated London, 20 April, the year and day aforesaid, viz. Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Martin [S. Mark ?], Evangelist, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (247).

Rose (Richard).—Shops and a garden in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate to be sold, the purchaser holding the same under the same conditions as they were granted to the testator by the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London. Certain rents without Alderichegate to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, in the parish of S. Sepulchre, Thursday next after Easter [12 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (250)

Weston (Matilda, relict of Peter de).—To William de Raughton, her son, the tenement wherein she lived. All her hostilments, (fn. 79) viz. her brewhouse, workshop, &c., to be divided equally between the said William and Thomas his brother, so that they provide a chantry for one year in the church of S. Botolph without Algate. Also to the said Thomas her son tenements in the said parish of S. Botolph and in the parish of S. Andrew de Cornhull, and the sum of thirty pounds, subject to the payment of an annuity Of one mark to Katherine, the mother of the aforesaid Peter de Weston, her late husband. To Henry her son five pounds. To Alice Raughton, her daughter, all her tenements in the parish of S. Mary atte Naxe and twenty pounds; remainders over. Pecuniary bequests to the children of John Mannyngg, her brother, and of Henry David. Dated London, Tuesday the vigil of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (251)

Lutreworth (Henry de), Rector of the church of S. Mary Wolnotht de Lombardestrete.—Certain tenements which he acquired from Peter le Hungri in the parish of S. Botolph without Alderichesgate to be sold, and six marks sterling to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Mary for the space of two years. Dated London, 18 March, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (253).

Shordich (Amy, relict of Thomas de, goldsmith).—To Amy, wife of Robert de Manfeld, for life, her tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas within Neugate formerly belonging to John de Lyndeseye, her father; remainder to John Goioun, (fn. 80) son of John Groioun, butcher; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Palm Sunday [5 April], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (254).

Ralph the Merk, fishmonger.—To Margaret his wife a certain tenement in the parish of S. Elburga (fn. 81) without Bisshopesgate, a brewery in Mugwellstrete (fn. 82) in the parish of S. Olave, and tenements in the parish of H. Trinity the Less, and elsewhere within the City of London and suburbs, for life. After her decease a portion of them to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (255).

Romneye (Agnes).—To John Rous and Thomas Cruochman the tenement wherein she lived, and which she inherited from Agnes her mother, for their lives; remainder to the church of S. Botolph for the maintenance of a chantry, as in the testament of John Romeneye, (fn. 83) her late husband, is more fully contained. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Edmund, Archbishop and Confessor [9 June], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (256).

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

Clederawe (Robert de).—To Cristiana his wife for life the tenement which he acquired from Roger Chauntecler in Fletestrete; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry. To the chaplain of S. Mary serving in the church of S. Clement Danes without the Bar of the New Temple a bequest of three shillings annually during the life of his aforesaid wife. Roger, son of the said Cristiana, appointed one of the supervisors of his will. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (266)

Northampton (William de).—To Isabella his wife for life a certain messuage. The same to be sold if necessary, and John Haynes to be preferred as purchaser by forty shillings less than its true value. If not sold the same to remain to the said John after the decease of the said Isabella. Dated at Holborne, Christmas Eve, A.D. 1348.
Roll 77 (268).

Astwod (Roger de), girdler.—The tenements and leasehold of a garden acquired from John de Neuburi, corder, in the parish of S. Katherine Holy Trinity within Algate, (fn. 84) and elsewhere, to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament. Hugh de Wychingham, mercer, to be guardian of John, son of William de Hoo, and of the goods and chattels of the same, the said Hugh giving sufficient security at the Guildhall of London to answer for the same. Dated London, 4 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (275)

Wyken (Robert), goldsmith.—TO Isolda his wife for life a tenement with three shops in Goderonelane in the parish of S. Vedast; remainder to John his brother in tail; remainder to Alice his sister. Also to his said wife all his tenements in le Redecrouchestrete, parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, for life, with remainder to the aforesaid John; and a moiety of all his goods and debts owing to him after payment of his own debts and legacies. Dated London, Friday the Feast of Apostles Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 77 (276).

Footnotes

1 Chancery Lane.
2 Iver(?), co. Bucks.
3 Co. Bucks.
4 So called probably from its being used for scalding poultry. There was also formerly a house called "Scalding House" or "Scalding Wike," used for the same purpose, near the ancient Stocks Market, in the neighbourhood of what is still known as "the Poultry."
5 Foots Cray(?), co. Kent.
6 Enrolled supra, p. 540.
7 Cross.
8 This may possibly be Bangor House, formerly occupied by the bishops of that see, which was situate in Shoe Lane, parish of S. Andrew, Holborn.
9 See note supra, p. 42.
10 Enrolled supra, p. 573.
11 Or fripperer.
12 Usually known as All Hallows, London Wall.
13 Garlickhithe; an ancient hythe, wharf, or landing-place for garlic near the Vintry.
14 Some material of an ashen colour.
15 See note supra, p. 538.
16 The Earl of Gloucester's Cross, afterwards known as the Broken Cross.
17 Sledge-hammers for anvils.
18 It was customary to appoint masons and carpenters to settle questions concerning party walls, dilapidations, &c., as often as their services were required, for which purpose they were sworn before the Mayor and Aldermen (Letter-Book C, fol 53). See also Jupp's 'History of the Carpenters' Company,' 1848, pp. 8, 188-195.
19 Enrolled supra, p. 403.
20 Alderman for Aldersgate Ward. Succeeded Andrew Horn as Chamberlain of the City upon the latter's death in 1329.
21 According to Stow, Riley ('Memorials,' Introd., p. xxxiv), and others, the testator was presumably either the father or grandfather of our early poet. This presumption, however, has been rebutted by later authorities, and notably by Mr. Walter Rye, who, after considerable research, has come to the conclusion that the Mary here mentioned as the wife of Richard Chaucer and mother of Thomas Heyroun had been previously twice married, viz. (1) to — Heyroun, by whom she had the son mentioned; and (2) to Robert le Chaucer, of Ipswich and London, by whom she had a son named John Chaucer, the poet's father. The testator therefore, strictly speaking, was the poet's step grandfather. Much confusion has naturally arisen from her having married two men of the same surname; but that this was actually the case is sufficiently proved by the record of a plea held at Norwich concerning the forcible abduction of John, son of Robert Chaucer, enrolled in the Coram Rege Roll of Hilary, 19 Edward II. (A.D. 1326), memb. 13, and subsequent proceedings set out in 'Liber Albus' (Rolls Series, pp. 438-444). See also the wills of Thomas Hayron, enrolled supra, p. 544, and William de Thorneye, infra—Roll 77 (141).
22 Or stulps, low stone posts in front of the Bridge Gate there. Le Stoples in Suthwerk, adjoining London Bridge, are mentioned in 1372 (Letter-Book G, fol. 294 b).
23 S. Mary Woolchurch and S. Christopher le Stock.
24 His will enrolled supra, p. 281. S. Katherine Christchurch, corruptly called "Crichurch" or "Creechurch."
25 See note supra, p. 566.
26 See note supra, p. 538.
27 See note supra, p. 420.
28 Newcourt speaks of this church as that of S. John and S. Ethelburga ('Repertorium,' vol. i. p. 374 n.), as if the SS. Ethelburga and Wereburga were one and the same, which they were not.
29 See note supra, p. 594.
30 A corruption of Christchurch, i.e., the Priory of H. Trinity, Christchurch, within Aldgate.
31 Ramsey, co. Huntingdon, where there was an abbey of Benedictine monks founded in the tenth century by Aylwyn the Alderman, and afterwards confirmed by charter of King Eadgar. The chartulary of the abbey is preserved in the Public Record Office, and possesses scarcely less interest than Domesday Book itself.
32 Edmonton, co. Middlesex.
33 Grey Friars or Franciscans.
34 Mentioned in the will of William de Rothyng, enrolled supra, p. 595.
35 Known also as S. Mary Whitechapel. As to the supposed derivation of its name, see Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, pp. 157-8.
36 See note supra, p. 195.
37 Rateliff.
38 Or fripperer.
39 Elected Alderman of Coleman Street Ward in 1342 (Letter-Book F, fol. 57b), having previously served the office of Sheriff in 1339-40.
40 Strictly speaking half-brother. See note to Richard Chaucer's will, enrolled supra, p. 590.
41 I.e., Common Pleas.
42 "Chalon" represents some thick material used for blankets and coverlets.
43 Otherwise known as S. Katherine Trinity. See note supra, p. 594.
44 A will of the testatrix in which she mentions various pieces of silver is preserved among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral (Hist. MSS. Commission, Ninth Report, Appendix, p. 47 a).
45 Co. Kent.
46 A fourteenth century MS. copy of this work, attributed to William de Pagula (or Pagham), is in the Guildhall Library, but how it came to be deposited there is uncertain. It is a treatise upon moral and religious duties generally, and is divided into four parts, called respectively (1) "Pars oculi Sacerdotis," fols. 1-114; (2) "Dextera Pars oculi Sacerdotis," fols. 121-246; (3) "Sinistra Pars oculi Sacerdotis," fols. 247-388; (4) "Quoddam additamentum oculi Sacerdotis quod vocatur Cilium oculi Sacerdotis," fols. 391-484. At the commencement of the volume are eight fly-leaves containing another short treatise, with the following note in a hand of the seventeenth century: — "Vitia et Virtutes in hoc libro præcipue Notanda; — Decem præcepta: de quibus secundum quod est Non facies tibi Sculptile etc, demptum est. Ergo Papalis religio Diabolica est: vide Exod. xx.: contra antiquiores scriptores, ut Thomas de Chebeham qui summa Sacerdotibus scripsit necessaria, in suo genere valde Elegantiora, quæ in pulchriori libro manuscripta habeo"; together with a table of contents to Part I. The note and the table of contents are presumably in the handwriting of "S. Rooper," whose signature occurs at the end of the book, and whose family coat of arms (Sa., an eagle close or) is roughly emblazoned on the page facing fol. i. It is not improbable that this may be the identical MS. bequeathed by the testator. Other copies of the same work are preserved in the King's Library at the British Museum. The Thomas de Chebeham (or de Cobham) here mentioned was Bishop of Worcester, and the author of a work called 'Summa de Pænitentiæ Casibus et Ecclesiasticis Officiis.' Ob.1327.
47 Sermons or treatises. Cf. "Also I bequeth to Sir Reynold, my prest, iiij quayres of Doctours on Mathewe" (Will of Lady Peryne Clanbowe, 1422, printed in 'The Fifty Earliest English Wills,' ed. by Dr. Furnivall).
48 Containing the lives or principal acts of the saints, sometimes called a Martyrology of the Saints. See the inventory of books, &c., belonging to the chapel on London Bridge in 1350 (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 263).
49 Five books of Papal decrees were published during the pontificate of Gregory IX. about the year 1230, and were known as 'Decretalia Gregorii Noni.' A fine manuscript copy of these, with glosses, is preserved among the Corporation Records in the Town Clerk's Office. A sixth book was added by Pope Boniface about A.D. 1298, and' called 'Sextus Decretalium' (which appears here to form the subject of a bequest); and a seventh by Pope Gregory XIII.
50 Co. Herts.
51 S. Vedast or Vaster.
52 Probably the great seld situaté in Chepe, and formerly belonging to Dame Roisia de Coventre. See note supra, p. 62.
53 Cateaton Street, now Gresham Street.
54 Or Pountney. He was born at the village of Poutenei or Puttonheath, co. Leicester. A member of the Drapers' Company and Alderman of Farringdon Ward, which aldermanry had been devised to him by Nicholas de Farndone in 1334 (vide supra, p. 398). He was four times Lord Mayor, but never served the office of Sheriff. He was buried in S. Paul's Church, and his will is preserved among the cathedral archives (Hist. MSS. Commission, Ninth Report, p 47 a). For further particulars see note supra, p. 575, and Wilson's 'History of the Parish of S. Laurence Pountney.'
55 Matilda de Napton, co. Warwick.
56 See note supra, p. 554.
57 Fifty pounds was the amount of the yearly ferm payable by the Mayor, &c., of London under a grant of Queenhithe to them by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, confirmed by Henry III. in the thirty-first year of his reign.
58 The sum of 300l. has always been paid as a fee farm rent to the Crown for the Sheriffwick of Middlesex since the time of King Henry I.; but this may refer to Crown lands within the City and liberties.
59 A gift to a church, or rector of a church, upon the decease of a parishioner, in satisfaction of tithes and offerings which be had failed to pay when alive. From the custom of bringing the mortuaryalong with the corpse when it came to be buried it was called a corse present.It was also sometimes called the deceased person's principal. See note supra, p. 489. Cf. "And after my principal is taken I wul my wyf haf my best ambeler" (Will of Roger Flore, 1424, printed in 'Earliest English Wills,' p. 57).
60 See note supra, p. 440.
61 A species of war vessel (Roquefort); according to Riley, a small merchant ship, as it must be here.
62 Probably John Joy, who appears to have been parson of this church in 1348, for on the 18th of July in that year he obtained the king's licence to exchange with John de Adyngton for the vicarage of Clare in the diocese of Norwich (Newcourt's 'Repertorium,' vol. i. p. 418).
63 I.e., of Acon.
64 Great Yarmouth.
65 Wells (?), co. Somerset.
66 S. Peter, Paul's Wharf.
67 See the will of William de Bernes, supra, p. 611.
68 Or Dounegate.
69 A short outer garment worn by subdeacons. Its form resembled the dalmatic, but it had tight sleeves, was smaller, and less ornamental,
70 A long flowing dress worn by priests, having loose sleeves, and resembling a gown in form. It is said to have derived its name from Dalmatia, where it was originally used (Pugin's 'Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornaments and Costume,' 1846, p. 111).
71 In a Nominaleof the fifteenth century, edited (among others) by the late Mr. Thomas Wright from a MS. in the collection of Joseph Mayer, Esq., F.S.A., of Liverpool, the word "canturcope" appears as the equivalent for a dalmatic. It was probably a cope worn by the cantoror singer at the lectern.
72 Or Whitefriars.
73 The gate of the Augustinian or Austin Friars, whose house was in Broad Street.
74 Stansted Le Thele or St. Margaret's, co. Herts, where a college or chantry for a master and four secular priests was founded by Sir William de Goldington in 1315, at the altar of S. Mary in the church of S. Margaret; to which the above Philip and Alice had previously given twenty acres of land in Chelmersford and Bromfeld, co. Essex (Tanner's 'Notitia Monast.,' pp. 188-9, and Iquisitiones post mortem, anno 22 Edward III.).
75 See the will of the testator's father, supra, p. 618.
76 Board cloths,
77 See note supra, p. 420.
78 Whitefriars Church, dedicated to the blessed Mary of Mount Carmel.
79 Hostilamenta, ustilments or utensils; frequently signifies looms, the loom being the"utensil" par excellence.Here the word is employed in its widest sense.
80 Also spelt "Gioun."
81 S. Ethelburga.
82 Monkwell Street.
83 Enrolled supra, p. 555.
84 See notes supra, pp. 309, 594.