Wills
31 Edward III (1357-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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694-701

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'Wills: 31 Edward III (1357-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 694-701. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66894 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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ANNO 31 EDWARD III.

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

Raughton (William de), potter.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Botolph without Algate in the tomb of Robert his father. Bequests to the old and new work of S. Paul's, the said church of S. Botolph, to each order of friars, the lepers of la loke, (fn. 1) the anchorites of London, the sisters of the Franciscan Order without Algate, hospitals, &c.; also to Thomas, son of John David, and to Matilda, sister of the said Thomas. To Matilda his wife he leaves a tenement and garden in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid for life; remainder to Alice his sister; also his term in certain land in la Portsokene in the same parish formerly held by Peter de Weston and Matilda his wife, mother of the testator. Pecuniary legacies to the following among others: the Canons of H. Trinity for a pittance, William Ryvel, Robert Iseldon, John Pecche of co. Essex, Philip Chaumberleyn, and Simon Cardoun. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of S. Martin [11 Nov.], A.D. 1356.
Roll 85 (1).

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

Hardyngham (Henry de), clerk.—To Gunnora his wife, by way of dower, he leaves his tenement called "le Stoples" in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhulle for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice and Gunnora his wives, John de Hatfeld, John de Hardyngham, and others; also a tenement in Bassieshawe, except such shop as Cecilia, wife of John Euddok and daughter of William de Hedersete, may select for a dwelling-house for life. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Petronilla [31 May], A.D. 1354.
Roll 85 (5)

Monday next before F. of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March].

Bigot (Merlin de).—To be buried in the church of Deueye. (fn. 2) To the Abbess and Sisters of Deueye he leaves one mark and a chasuble; to each order of mendicant friars in London five shillings; to his son his house in the Ward of Douuegate; to John Normand, his vadlet, two marks, and to Andrew his vadletone mark; to Hugh le Clerk, the writer of his testament, one mark; and to Friar John de Badyngton, his confessor, five shillings. He prays Madame la Roine to pay his executors the hundred marks which he had disbursed jon her account. Dated at Deueye, 18 May, A.D. 1349.
Roll 85 (15).

Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Yakesley (John de), late tentmaker to the king.—To be buried in the parish church of S. Martyn de Oteswych before the altar of S. John the Baptist, to the high altar, belfry, and ministers of which church he makes bequests. To Isabella his wife his mansion (fn. 3) with four shops for life; remainder to Thomas de Cauntebrigge, carpenter, on payment of a certain sum, otherwise the same to be sold for pious uses. Dated the Feast of H. Innocents [28 Dec.], A.D. 1356.
Roll 85 (38).

Edward (John), senior.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Leonard in Estchep near the tomb of Matilda his late wife. Bequests to the church for lights, chantries, &c.; to the Fraternity of Butchers for providing a wax taper at his funeral; and to the work of S. Paul's. Bequests also of money or corn to John Edward, butcher, his kinsman, to John his son, Alice his sister, and others. To Richard his son and Alice, wife of the same, he leaves his entire tenement in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid; remainder in default of heirs to John his son; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of John his father, Margery his mother, and others. Dated London, 5 March, A.D. 1356.
Roll 85 (39).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [19 June].

Leyton (William de), "wolpacker."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Olave near the Tower. Bequests of money and household goods to the said parish church and ministers thereof, to Richard de Leyton his kinsman, to Sibil Pe halt, and Johanna de Leyton his sister. To Roger de Rokehurste, "wolpackere," and Margaret, wife of the same, he leaves a shop in the said parish of S. Olave. Dated London, Friday, 5 May, A.D. 1357.
Roll 85 (54)

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

Lome (William) de Holbourne.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To Agnes his daughter he leaves certain household goods. His tenement wherein he dwells is to be sold for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of William Vicarii, Alice wife of the same, Alice the testator's [late] wife, and others, exceptone third of the proceeds, which he leaves to Isabella his wife. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Botolph [17 June], A.D. 1357.
Roll 85 (72).

Broun (Thomas), woolmonger.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Dunstan near the Tower. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, as also for funeral expenses; chantries for the good of his soul and the souls of Margaret his late wife and others; to the new and old work of S. Paul's, the work of the church of S. Thomas de Accon, and the work of London Bridge; various orders of friars; hospitals and prisoners in gaol; and the nuns of Killebourne, Chesthunte, Clerkenewell, and Haliwell. To Margery his wife he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid, a wharf in Petit Walesin the parish of All Hallows de Berkynggecherche, and other tenements in the parish of S. Katherine, in the churchyard of H. Trinity the Great, for life; remainder to Thomas his son. The reversion of other tenements at le Quenehethe,in Fridaistrete, Bassynggeshawe, and the lane of H. Trinity the Less, which he acquired jointly with Margery his wife, to them, and his heirs and assigns, (fn. 4) is to be sold immediately after his decease for charitable purposes. Bequests to John his son, if he be alive, to Thomas his apprentice, and Alice his servant; and to Simon Daniel, his executor, he leaves sixty shillings and a small silver sword, so that he be willing to undertake the trouble of administering his testament. Dated London, 28 March, A.D. 1357.


And be it known that Simon Daniel and Matthew Broun refused before the Ordinary to undertake the administration of the said testament, and administration was gpranted to the aforesaid Margery.

Roll 85 (73)

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

Thame (William de), blader.—After payment of debts his goods are to be divided into three parts, one part of which he wills to go to Cristina his wife by way of dower of all his movables; the second to John senior, his son, John junior, his son, William, Agnes, and Alice his children; and the third part to the church of S. Michael Queenhithe. To Cristina his wife he leaves his capital tenement with shops in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, to hold for life by way of dower of all his tenements in the City of London; remainder to the said John junior, his son. To John senior, his son, shops in the street called "la Riole" in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche. To William his son certain rents in the same street and shops in Hoggenelane, parish of S. Michael aforesaid. Also to Agnes and Alice his daughters he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherch, a shop in Westchep, and a granary in le Derkelanein the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe. His wife appointed guardian of all his aforesaid children during their minority, she giving security at the Guildhall for their goods and chattels, according to the custom of the City. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], A.D. 1355.
Roll 85 (74).

Blakwell (John de), tyler.—To be buried before the rood in S. Sepulchre's Church. Bequest for the maintenance of tapers in the said church and the church of S. Andrew de Holbourne; also to ministers of the aforesaid church. To Lucy, daughter of Nicholas de Blakwell, he leaves two marks in aid of marriage, and a bed, to wit, a chalon, two sheets, and a canevas; and he wills that the said Lucy be clothed as becomes her in curtell and curtepy. To Beatrix, wife of Roger de Laghton, hosteler, a bed and a brass pot of two gallons or more. To Adam de Cretyng, his servant, a party robe of white and black ray. All his other robes, with tunics (fn. 5) (collobiis), cloaks (clochicis), and hoods (capuciis), to be sold for pious uses. His lands and tenements in the parish of S. Andrew in the new lane called "Faiturlane" (fn. 6) to remain in the hands of his executors for the space of twenty years, and afterwards to be sold and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. Pecuniary legacies to Richard le Clerk, William Forester, and Roger de Laghton, hosteler. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Annunciation [25 March], A.D. 1352.
Roll 85 (76).

Palmere (Simon), skinner.—To be buried in the church and churchyard of S. Michael upon Cornhull. The residue of all his goods, after payment of debts and legacies, he leaves to Katherine his wife, who is directed to sell the reversion of his tenement upon Cornhull. Dated London, 6 March, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1356-7].
Roll 85 (77).

Monday next after Feast of Translation of S. Edward [13 Oct.].

Braghingg (John), corder.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan near the tomb of his sons. To Cristina his wife, John, Richard, and Laurence his sons, and Roisia his daughter the reversion of a tenement in the Ropery, London. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.
Roll 85 (89).

Oxenford (John, son of John de, late vintner).—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Honilane. Provision to be made for a chantry in the said church of All Hallows. To Johanna his wife and John Blaunche, vintner, he leaves the custody of John his son during minority. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1357.
Roll 85 (90).

Leggy (Thomas), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher in the ward of Bradestret, near the tomb of Margaret his late wife. To the rector and parishioners of the said church he leaves a parcel of land and garden called "la Lovelane" in the said parish, for which they are to pay to Nicholas le Horwode and Johanna, wife of the same, the sum of eight pounds sterling in return for a quitclaim of the said land. Bequests for the maintenance of chantries, &c., in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul, the souls of his father and mother, Margaret and Alice his wives, Simon and Simon his sons, Geoffrey de Wychyngham, John de Moungomery, Knight, and Roesia wife of the same, &c. His tenements called "la Taverne atte Groot" in Westchepe and "la Forge" in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherche, and other tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe, S. Martin Oteswych, S. Peter upon Cornhulle, and elsewhere, to be sold to pay his debts. To Simon his son he leaves tenements in the parish of S. Michael atte Come, in Lothebury, and in the parish of S. Christopher aforesaid, in tail; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the said church of S. Christopher, and at Grensted in co. Sussex. Adam Fraunceys appointed guardian of the said Simon, he giving sufficient security in the Chamber of the Guildhall to answer for the same. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of S. Margaret [20 July], A.D. 1357.
Roll 85 (95).

Atte Wode (Henry) de Hatfeld Regis.—To be buried in Hatfeld churchyard. To Elizabeth, Alice, and Katherine his daughters his messuage in Milkstrat in successive tail; remainder to William his [son ?]. Dated Friday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1349.


The above testament was proved at the suit of Elizabeth, daughter of the testator, there being no executors named therein.

Roll 85 (98)

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

Kyllyngworth (John de), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary le Bow, where lies Katherine his late wife. To Alice his wife the third part of his movable goods, together with her entire chamber. Bequests of money and chattels to Alice and Johanna his daughters and to Richard his son, as well as to other beneficiaries named. Further bequests of money to divers churches, to London Bridge, to the inmates of various hospitals and prisons, and to female recluses (mulieri clause). He also disposes of property situate in the parishes of S. Mary de Aldermannebury, All Hallows London Wall, S. Michael Crokedelane, and elsewhere, among his aforesaid wife and daughters and in charitable uses. Dated London, the day of the Decollation of S. John Baptist [29 Aug.], A.D. 1355.
Roll 85 (99).

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

Flaunden (Richard de), called "le Hosiere."—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, as well as to the church of S. Paul. To Johanna his late servant he leaves one green courtepie, and to Cristina her sister a tunic with courtepye of Russet. All his tenements within the parish of S. Sepulchre he devises for the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1348.
Roll 85 (132).

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

Chadesdene (Henry de), clerk.—His tenement, manor, or hostel at Aldermannebury, together with the advowson of the church of Bassynghawe, and of a chantry in the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, he leaves to three of his executors, viz., to Sir Geoffrey de Chaddesden, rector of the church of Long Watton, (fn. 7) and Master Nicholas de Chaddesdene, clerk, his kinsmen; and Sir Henry de Landa, chaplain. Dated the Feast of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1354.
Roll 85 (147).

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

Fynchyngfeld (William, son of Walter de), late goldsmith.—To Margaret his sister, a nun of Clerkenewelle, twenty shillings; and to Margaret, wife of John Adrian, six silver spoons and a small mazer cup with silver-gilt band. To Henry de Frowyk he leaves divers rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Michael le Quern, S. Matthew de Fridaistret, S. Martin within Ludgate, S. Giles without Crepulgate, and elsewhere; and to Thomas Frouwyk tenements in the parish of S. Alban in Wodestret. Bequests also of rents to Margaret his sister, and to Margaret, wife of John Adrian, for their lives, with remainders over. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1357.
Roll 85 (150)

Footnotes

1 "Then in Kent street is a lazar house for leprous people called the Loke in Southwarke: the foundation whereof I find not" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 156).
2 Douay, France.
3 It was upon the site of a mansion bought by the testator from Edmund Crepin in 1331 that the "New Hall" of the Merchant Taylors' Company was built. The conveyance is set out in Riley's 'Memorials' (pp. 183-5).
4 By the custom of the City this was possible. (See Introduction.)
5 Colobium= a short coat without sleeves worn by the ancient Romans.
6 Fetter Lane. See note supra230.
7 Long Whatton, co. Leicester.