Wills
35 Edward III (1361-2)

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1890

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'Wills: 35 Edward III (1361-2)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 13-64. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66902 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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ANNO 35 EDWARD III.

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

Chaumpeneys (William), baker.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas the Apostle. Bequests to the churches and ministers of S. Mary de Fanchirche and S. Thomas aforesaid; to various religious orders, the Hospital of S. Mary without Bysshopesgate, and the work of S. Paul's Church. Provision made for chantries in the said church of S. Thomas for the good of his soul, and the souls of Agnes and Alice his wives, and others out of the issues and profits of a certain tenement in the parish of S. Thomas, which tenement so charged he leaves to John atte Welde and Isabella, wife of the same, his daughter, in tail; remainder to the rector of the said parish church and his successors for ever. To Robert Chaumpeneys and to the aforesaid Isabella, as well as to John his son and Agnes, Idonea, Marion, and Cecilia his daughters, and to Juliana, daughter of John Chaumpeneys his son, and others, he leaves sums of money and household goods. To Sir William, the rector of the aforesaid church of S. Thomas, the residue of all his movable goods and chattels for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1360.


The same day came the aforesaid John Chaumpeneys and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament.

Roll 89 (7).

Grenestede (Richard de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary atte Hull. To Alice his wife his dwelling-house near Billynggesgate for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife for life his share in certain ships; and after her decease the same to remain in the custody of William de Taleworth in trust for the maintenance of John his son. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1348. Roll 89 (13).

Monday the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].

Selvestone (Nicholas de), fishmonger.—His tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen at Lamberdyshel he leaves to the heirs of the bodies of Ralph de Bromle and Alice, wife of the same, daughter of Henry Kyngessone, lawfully begotten, and to no heir of the said Alice by any second husband she may marry during the lifetime of her first husband, unless she be separated from her first husband by ecclesiastical authority before marrying her second; remainder, in default of such heirs, to the heirs of Henry Kyngessone, late fishmonger; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Tuesday the morrow of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1359. Roll 89 (14).

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

Aungre (William de), citizen and marshal (fn. 1) of London.—To be buried in the church of S. John Evangelist, to which church and ministers thereof he makes bequests of rents and tenements in Estchepe, parish of S. Leonard, for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Mariota and Elizabeth his wives, and of John de Kyngeston and Custance, wife of the same; and in default of such chantries being maintained, the same to go to the maintenance of London Bridge. To the old and new work of the church of S. Paul twenty shillings. The residue of his goods he leaves to Richard, son of Elizabeth his late wife, and to Matilda, sister of the said Elizabeth, in equal portions. Dated London, 10 May, A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (24).

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

Brix (Elena, relict of Thomas) de Fletestrete.—All her tenements in Fletestrete to be sold, and the proceeds distributed in pious uses and to the chaplains in the church of S. Brigid. Her leasehold interest in the hostel of the Abbot of Teukisbiri to be also sold for pious uses. Dated London, 28 February, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1]. Roll 89 (25).

Zippegrave (Thomas de), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard near the tomb of John his late brother. Bequests to the church of S. Augustine at the Gate. Five round wax tapers, each weighing four pounds, to burn around his corpse, and after the day of his month (fn. 2) (post diem mensis mee) the same to remain in the said church of S. Augustine for so long a time as they will last. Pecuniary legacies to John and Andrew his sons, to the latter of whom he leaves one great anefeld and one small anefeld, twelve small hammers (marciolos (fn. 3) ), [and] another anefeld. All the implements of his craft to be divided equally between his said sons, to whom he also leaves divers household goods. To Johanna his sister forty shillings. To Alice his wife the residue of his movable goods, and three shops which the testator acquired from the executors of William de Caxstone in a certain "Aleye" in the parish of S. Augustine aforesaid, to hold to the said Alice, her heirs and assigns. (fn. 4) Also to his said wife his leasehold interest in shops in Westchepe. Dated London, Tuesday the Vigil of the Feast of Epiphany [6 Jan.], A.D. 1360.

Roll 89 (33).

Monday next before the Feast of S. George [23 April].

Grenewych (Hugh de), chaplain.—To the Abbess and Sisters Minoresses without Algate, in aid of their vesture, he leaves certain rents in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, left to him by Alexander his father, and released to him by John his brother. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1359. Roll 89 (39).

Cauntebrigge (Idonia, daughter of Stephen de).—To be buried in the churchyard of Donemowe (fn. 5) near her father. Bequests for covering the said church and to the ministers thereof. To Avice her mother she leaves certain rents in the parishes of All Hallows de Bredstret and S. Faster (fn. 6) for life; remainder to Thomas her brother. Dated London, 12 September, A.D. 1359.

Roll 89 (41).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April].

Ryvel (John), Knt......And in case Johanna his wife be enceinte, and the infant be a male, he gives her his hostel in London in fee; and if the infant be a female, the said hostel is to be sold for the said infant's marriage; and if there be no infant his wife is to enjoy the same for life; remainder to pious uses. No date. Roll 89 (56).

Atte Gate (Symon), butcher.—To be buried in S. Thomas's Chapel in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles, in a tomb lately made at his expense. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof for tithes and offerings forgotten or withheld. To Walter and John, sons of Johanna his daughter, he leaves ten pounds of silver respectively. To Agnes his daughter shops in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his late wife and others; also the sum of twenty pounds sterling, a piece of silver, and twelve silver spoons. Johanna his wife appointed guardian of his said daughter, she giving security at the Guildhall for fulfilment of duties; and in case of the decease of his said wife, other guardians appointed. Bequests of money and goods to John, son of Adam Langeleye, and Symon, son of Richard atte Gate, his godsons; to Henry and Henry (sic) his brewers, his domestic servants, and others. Dated London, 2 December, A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (57).

Sorel (Agnes, daughter of Richard).—Her tenement in the parish of S. Michael le Quern to be sold for pious and charitable uses for the good of her soul, the souls of Richard her father, Cecilia her mother, and others. Dated London, 22 April, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (58).

Scarnyngge (Alan de), clerk.—To be buried in the conventual church of H. Trinity within Algate. To Emma his wife he leaves a tenement and shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Alderychegate for life; remainder to the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity, London, charged with the payment of ten marks to Alice his daughter for her marriage. Dated London, 4 May, A.D. 1348. Roll 89 (59).

Mimmes (John), tanner.—To be buried in the chancel of S. John in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newgate, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves divers sums of money. His executors to provide five wax tapers, each of seven pounds weight, to burn around his corpse on the day of his obit and of his month. (fn. 7) To John his son he leaves tenements in Wendageinlane, together with his leaden and wooden troughs therein; and also his stall in Tannerseld. Provision made for a chantry in the church of S. Sepulchre aforesaid. The residue of his goods to be divided into two parts, whereof he leaves one part to John his aforesaid son, and the other for pious uses. To William Mosach or Musach twenty shillings. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], A.D. 1360.

Roll 89 (60).

Kent (Walter de), clerk, late corder.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard, called "Perdonechirchehaghe," near the tomb of his mother. Bequests to the church of S. Dunstan Est, whereof he is a parishioner, and to the ministers thereof; also for wax tapers, one to be placed at his head, another at his feet, and a third upon his corpse, the said tapers to be afterwards presented, one to the said church of S. Dunstan, another to the church of S. Peter the Less near Paul's Wharf, where his father was buried, and the third to S. Paul's Church. Three hundred masses to be said for the good of his soul, and the souls of John his father, Agnes his mother, and others, namely, one hundred de beata Maria, one hundred de Sancto Spiritu, and one hundred de Trinitate. Also to the aforesaid church of S. Peter the Less he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Cripulgate in le Vorestret and le Morestret, and also in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, on condition that a chantry be maintained in the said church of S. Peter, the presentation to the said chantry being with the Mayor of the City of London in case of default. Dated London, Sunday, Quasi modo geniti (fn. 8) [4 April], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (61).

Monday next after the Feast of Ascension [6 May].

Farndon (fn. 9) (Nicholas de), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter in Chepe. Certain tenements in Thames Street in the parish of S. Laurence en le Est, and rents in the parish of All Hallows the Less, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry for the souls of Nicholas de Farndon his grandfather (sic) and of Rosia his mother and others in the said church of S. Peter, and the surplus, after due maintenance of the same, to be in aid of the work of the said church. To Robert his son he leaves tenements in the parishes of S. Peter aforesaid, S. Michael in Wodestrete, and S. Vedast in tail, subject to certain charges for the maintenance of wax in the testator's mortuary chapel; his said son to be under the care of William de Berkyng throughout his life if he should become mad, or be judged so in law, in which case he is to be supplied with everything as becomes his station in life, being allowed a servant and a horse and suitable apparel. After the decease of the said William his son is to be placed under the care of one of the wardens of the Goldsmiths, together with all his property, so that the said warden enjoy the profits of the same, subject to the maintenance of his said son. In default of heirs of the body of his said son the aforesaid tenements are to remain to Katherine his sister for life; remainder to Rosia and Katherine her daughters in tail; remainder to pious uses. Also to Robert his aforesaid son he leaves tenements in the parishes of S. Dunstan in Fletestret and S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate in tail, with similar remainders. Dated London, 20 April, A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came Thomas de Farnedon, son and heir of Thomas de Farnedon, goldsmith, and put his claim upon the above testament.

Roll 89 (66).

Wycombe (Richard de), corder.—To be buried in the church of All Hallows at the Hay, to which he leaves sums of money for maintenance of chaplains, &c. Instructions for the disposition of wax torches at his funeral. His executors to buy cloths of gold, each of the value of fifty shillings, to place around his corpse upon the bier; the same to be given to the aforesaid church after his burial. Provision made for chantries in the same church for the good of his soul, the souls of Cristina his late wife, Mathias his father, Matilda his mother, Henry his master, Richard his nephew, John and Adam his brothers, Matilda his sister, and others. Bequests also to the church of All Hallows de Wycombe and to the poor of the parish, as well as to the various religious orders in London, the inmates of prisons and hospitals, the church of S. Paul, the work of London Bridge, the nuns of Kellyngbourne, Chesthunt, and Stratford. To Alice his daughter he leaves forty shillings; and to Johanna his daughter, a nun of Berkyngg, twenty shillings. To Petronilla his wife, by way of dower, five hundred marks of silver, and divers cups of silver and of mazer, as well as other household goods. To Isabella his daughter two hundred marks of silver for her marriage, and his best silver spicedisshe. Among numerous other bequests he leaves to each of his apprentices in the Ropery ten shillings; to William his brother ten pounds sterling; and to John his nephew, son of John his brother, all his balances, weights, and other implements of trade belonging to his shop in the Ropery. Also to his aforesaid daughter Isabella the reversion of tenements in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar, after the decease of Petronilla his wife. Dated London, Saturday the Vigil of H. Trinity [27 May], A.D. 1358.......

Also he wills that the aforesaid Isabella, together with her goods and chattels, remain under the care of Petronilla his wife, she finding the usual security at the Guildhall. Release of a sum of money due from his fermers at Little Hadham. The Abbot and Convent of Dorchestre to enjoy an annual rent issuing from certain tenements in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar; and other pecuniary legacies to divers persons. Dated London, under his signet, Saturday next after the Feast of Annunciation of B.V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1359. Roll 89 (67).

Hertlegh (Richard de), marshal (fn. 10) and citizen of London.—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newgate. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; to the five orders of friars of London, so that each order celebrate six trentals (sex triennalia (fn. 11) ) of masses for the good of his soul; and to various hospitals and prisons. To each of his servants he leaves a garment, the residue of his garments being distributed among the poor. To William Plomer his kinsman he leaves an anevelt (fn. 12) and other implements appertaining to a certain forge. To William Celman, "Scallard," John Clerk and Agnes, wife of the same, John, brother of Johanna his wife, his servants, and others, he leaves money and goods. To his said wife he leaves his tenement in Holbourne for life; remainder to pious uses. His tenement upon Houndesdich to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to chantries in the church of S. Sepulchre. Other lands and tenements in Chiselhurst and Fotescray to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Tenements in West Smethefeld he leaves for the maintenance of the church of S. Sepulchre and of chantries therein. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. George [23 April], A.D. 1361......He further gives a general acquittance to certain parties, and makes other bequests, among which is one to John Fouler to assist him in finding his (John's) son, if living. He also acknowledges the receipt from Bataile (sic) of fifty-four Geneva florins (florenos de Genevyns), for which he had paid five pounds sterling. Roll 89 (68).

Foket (Ralph), chandler.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull. To John his son he leaves his tenements upon Cornhull and Fynkeslane, and also his tenement upon Cornhull called "le Welleheus," in tail, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Isabella and Margery his wives, and others, in the said church of S. Michael; remainder to Ralph his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, the last day of April, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (76).

Ravenstone (fn. 13) (William de), perpetual chaplain in S. Paul's Church and late Almoner.—To the Dean and Chapter of the said church he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate in frankalmoign, and other tenements in the parishes of S. Nicholas Coldabbeie and S. Mary Magdalen in Oldefisschestret; also rents of a tenement in Paternosterrowe called "le Stonhous," in the parish of S. Michael le Quern; so that one extra chorister (if not two) may be maintained thereout. In default of the said choristers being brought up in good manners and knowledge, the almoner for the time being is to pay a certain sum of money to the work of the church. Dated 16 July, A.D. 1358. Roll 89 (77).

Monday the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Horewode (Nicholas de).—To be buried in the church of SS. Nicholas and Olave. (fn. 14) To Johanna his wife and Nicholas his son all his tenements in Ismongerlane; and to his said wife he leaves his interest in certain tenements in the parish of SS. Nicholas and Olave in Bredstrete for her maintenance and the maintenance of his children. Also to his aforesaid son the reversion of tenements at le Barbican. His tenements in Fletestrete to be sold for pious uses and payment of debts. To John his brother he leaves his share of a mansion and shops in Bredstrete. Dated London, Thursday in Whitsun week [16 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (78).

Snodilond (Thomas de), Rector of the church of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate.—To be buried before the image of S. Botolph on the south side of the high altar in the said church. Bequests to the said church, and to the church of S. Paul, its vicars, choristers, &c. To Andrew Pikman, Ralph de Morton, and others, parishioners of the said church of S. Botolph, he leaves all his lands, rents, and tenements within the City and suburbs, for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul and the welfare of the brethren of the Fraternity of the Chapel of S. Mary in the same church. The residue of his goods, after payment of debts, to go to Johanna and Beatrix his sisters. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of H. Trinity [23 May], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (84).

Lambard (Thomas).—To be buried in the church or churchyard of All Hallows de Stanyngchirche. Bequests to the high altar and fabric of the said church; also to the clerk in charge of the water (clerico aque banilo (fn. 15) ). To Isabella his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for life; remainder to any child with which she may be enceinte; remainders over to Elizabeth his daughter and to Adam Cavve de Grenewiche. Dated at his house in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, 24 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (90).

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

Northhall (Alice, wife of John de, called "Clerk," and late Alderman).—To be buried near her late husband in the chapel of S. John Baptist in the church of S. Nicholas Hacoun. Bequests to the said church, its belfry, ministers, &c.; also to the belfry of the church of S. Edmund the King in Lumbardstret; to the five orders of friars in London and the suburbs; to Sir Roger, the chaplain of Bartholomew Guidonis (fn. 16) of Florence, "chaungeour"; and others. To Richard Troky and Matilda his wife, Alice and Margaret their daughters, John Boneaventure, Margaret Rokele, and many others she leaves sums of money, clothes, and household goods too numerous to specify. To the aforesaid Bartholomew she leaves one hundred shillings; to Sarah his wife a brooch (monile) of gold called "ouche" worked with perles; and to Alice his daughter a bound mazer cup with stand of silver and covercle of mazer. The sum of money lying in the hands of the said Bartholomew at the date of her will is to be distributed by him in charity, and he is to be recompensed out of her goods and chattels for the trouble he took respecting her tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid, which are to be sold immediately after her decease, the said Bartholomew being preferred as purchaser. Dated 28 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (95).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Botolph [17 June].

Brian (John), parish clerk of the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbury.—To be buried in the Priory of S. Mary de Elsyngspitull within Crepulgate near the tomb of William (fn. 17) its founder. To the said priory he leaves a girdle fastened with two silver shillings, a sixth book of Decretals (unum librum sextum (fn. 18) ) with gloss of John Andrew, and a book of Decretals which had been lent to him. To Alice his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Michael in Bassinghaghe, S. Alban in Adellane, and S. Alphege in Phelippeslane within Cripulgate for life, charged with the maintenance of a lamp; remainder to Margaret his daughter for life; remainder to pious uses. His tenement in Silverstret, parish of S. Olave, to be sold for payment of debts, &c. Dated London, at his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, 18 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (99).

Preston (William de), clerk.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of All Hallows in la Roperye. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To John his servant, Isabella his sister, Sarah his sister, Alice, daughter of the said Isabella, and others, he leaves household goods, comprising beds, mazer cups, and a silver Biker with covercle. Also to his aforesaid sisters all his tenements in Heywarf Lane and elsewhere in the City of London for life; remainder to the rector of the church of All Hallows aforesaid, and to the perpetual chaplains of the church of S. Paul and their successors living together in common hall. Dated IX. Kal. June [24 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (100).

Walcote (Robert de), goldsmith.—To be buried in Pardon Churchyard of S. Paul's Church. Provision made for funeral expenses, and bequests to the church of S. Peter in Chepe and ministers therein, and to religious orders. To Henry his kinsman he leaves two marks; to Sir William Godrych a gold ring with stone, having a lion engraved thereon; to Isabella de Preston, Master William de Preston, and Margaret Leycestre other gold rings; to John Leycestre a pair of paternostres of amber (de laumbre) with gaudes (fn. 19) of silver and a silver fermail. To John de Garyngton, Peter Hiltoft, and William Lytton respectively, he leaves three books of colour (tres libros coloris (fn. 20) ). To Alice his wife and Isabella Preston he leaves tenements in the parish of S. Laurence Pulteneye for their lives, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; remainder to the chaplains residing in the common hall within the close of S. Paul's, situate near the Dean's mansion. Bequests to the lepers at la lok, in S. Giles's Hospital, and at Hakeneye. Dated London, 15 May, A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came John de Leycestre, Robert de Norwych, and Katherine his wife, and put their claim upon the testament aforesaid as to tenements therein devised.

Roll 89 (102).

Wygan (John de).—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Brigid. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; also to the church of S. Paul, prisoners of Neugate, and lepers around London. To Hugh his brother he leaves his best robe, and to Richard, son of the same, twenty shillings. Bequests also to the chapel of the Domus Dei (fn. 21) at Suthampton, and to the rector and ministers of some church at Suthampton, for keeping his obit. Provision made for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Brigid aforesaid for the good of his soul and the souls of Johanna his wife, Reginald de Thorp, Elena, wife of the same, and John their son, and others. Johanna his wife to have her entire chamber. To Thurstan his brother he leaves a pair of platis, (fn. 22) a bacynet (fn. 23) with ventail, (fn. 24) a doublet called "akedon." (fn. 25) Dated London, Friday next after Ash Wednesday (post festum cinerum) [18 Feb.], A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (103).

London (John), brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael in Bassynghawe before the rood. Bequests to the said church and the Fraternity of the Light of B.V. Mary therein. Bequests also to the Fraternity of Brewers (fn. 26) in the church of All Hallows near the Wall and the church of S. Saviour in Bermundseye, and to each order of mendicant friars. To John and Robert his sons he leaves ten pounds respectively. Provision made for a chantry in the said church of S. Michael for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his [late] wife, John Burton, and others. To Lucy his wife he leaves his capital tenement near London for life; remainder to Robert his son in tail. To the aforesaid John his son the reversion of certain shops in tail. The said Robert is desired to preserve in his garden the rain water flowing from the houses of John his brother. To William his brother he leaves a bed, a robe, a mazer, a piece of silver [plate], three silver spoons, a brass pot and a panne, a chest and a posnet, and twenty shillings. Further bequests to John Breuwere, John Andrew, and others. Dated London, 11 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (104).

Atte Moure (Richard), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves sums of money, as well as to the old work of S. Paul's, the fabric of the chapel of Neucherchehaw in West Smythfeld, (fn. 27) the fabric of the chapel of H. Trinity de la Newchirchehawe near the Tower, the Sisters of S. Katherine near the Tower, the poor in the hospitals, lepers, &c. To Richard his son he leaves twenty pounds sterling and divers household chattels, including a Nhutte with silver stand and covercle, and half the proceeds of the sale of a certain tenement, the other half being devoted to pious uses. Symon atte Moure his brother appointed guardian of his said son. Further bequests to his said brother; Walter his brother; Agatha and Alice his sisters; Richard, son of Walter atte Moure; John atte Moure, John Daundelion, and others. Provision made for a chantry in the church of Wyvelesfeld, (fn. 28) co. Essex, for the good of his soul, the souls of Isabella his wife, John his father, and Agnes his mother. Also to the said church he leaves a scoppe (fn. 29) of latten of the value of five shillings and a cope. To the Fraternity of S. Christopher (fn. 30) six shillings and eightpence. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (105).

Willeby (Edmund).—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas the Apostle, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves sums of money, as also to the Augustinian Friars and Friars Minors for trentals of masses. To Agnes his wife he leaves his tenement at the corner of the Ryole in the parish of S. Thomas the Apostle for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Sir Andrew Groudesbourgh his kinsman, Rector of the church of Helgheye, he leaves his brewery in Goldynggeslane, parish of S. Giles without Crupelgate, in satisfaction of a debt, if the conscience of the said Andrew allows him to retain it; otherwise the same is to go to his aforesaid wife. Dated 15 May, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (106).

Chippenham (William de), "hakenayman."—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew de Holburne. To Juliana his wife his tenement in Holburne for life; remainder to the maintenance of the lights of S. Mary and S. John in the aforesaid church. Bequests to the said church also for pious uses, for wax tapers at his funeral, for a pilgrimage on his behalf to Santiago, &c. Dated at his house in Holbourne, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Augustine in the month of May [5 May], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (107).

Codyngton (Roger de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary of the new work (nove [sic] operis) without Alderichgate. Bequests to the church of S. Botolph without "Alderiche" (sic) for vestments, &c. To Walter Haliwell his shop in the aforesaid parish (sic) for life; remainder to pious uses. Bequests of money to the said Walter, Thomas Estworth, William Stone, and others. To Eva his wife he leaves all his tenements in Alderichegatestrete in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. To Henry Asshbourne he leaves three dozen of cordwain and a bolle of silver; and to John Lesene forty shillings and a bolle of silver. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Corpus Christi [27 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (108).

Benyio (John), woolmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan in the East. Bequests to the said church for tithes, &c. To Alice his wife he leaves his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter, her heirs and assigns, with remainder to the heirs and assigns of the said Alice if she survive his said daughter. (fn. 31) Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bp. and Conf. [19 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (109).

Philip (John), Vicar of the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate.—To the Fraternity of B. Mary in the said church he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for the maintenance of a chantry and of the light of the B. Mary; also rents in the parish of S. Michael in Bassyngeshawe. Dated London, 7 February, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1].

Roll 89 (110).

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

Mayel (Roger), chaplain.—To Richard Toky and Matilda, wife of the same, he leaves all his tenements in Gressecherchestrete, parish of S. Benedict, and the reversion of others in Lumbardstrete, parish of S. Edmund, and in the street of S. Clement. Also he leaves two pounds of wax for making two tapers for his funeral, one to be placed at his head and the other at his feet. Four trentals to be celebrated for the good of his soul. Bequests to the house of S. John de Clerkynwell and to the Master and Brethren of Ospryng. (fn. 32) Dated Thursday the morrow of the Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (112).

Wenlok (Roger).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe near Margery his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to Juliana his daughter, and Emota his sister. To Nicholas his son he leaves his dwelling-house; to Emma Lacy his sister and Alice his daughter certain shops. Dated London, 31 March, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (113).

Iford (William, son of John de).—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret upon Lothebury. Bequests to the said church for making a belfry, &c., its ministers, and to various religious orders; also for a knell (pro classico meo communi pulsando) and funeral expenses. Provision made for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church. To Matilda his wife he leaves lands and tenements upon Lothebury and elsewhere within the City of London for life, with remainders to the maintenance of the said chantry; also his lands, &c., in the city of Bath for life, with remainder to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mary atte Stalles within the said city. Also to his said wife all his goods in the counties of Somerset and Wilts for pious uses. To the Augustinian Friars in London he bequeaths a certain rent issuing from a tenement called "Longeentre" in the ward of Bredstrete. Dated London, 1 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (114).

Lillyngston (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Aldersgate opposite to the place where Cristina his wife is accustomed to stand. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To his said wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church; remainder to the maintenance of a chantry, concerning which explicit directions are given. Also to his said wife his tenements in Holborne and Fletestrete, and rents of a wharf near le Quenehithe, for life, together with sixty shillings annual quitrent by way of dower of all his tenements and rents, with similar remainder. Other tenements at the corner of Lymstret in the parish of S. Andrew Aneknappe (fn. 33) (sic) to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the fulfilment of his testament regarding his movables. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves rents of a tenement called "le helm on ye hoope" in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhull for life; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Alphege [19 April], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (114*).

Byker (John), the King's artilleryman in the Tower.—To Alice his wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Katherine Trinity within Algate for life; remainder, as to part, to Boneface his son in tail; remainder to Patrick his son in tail; remainder over to Johanna his daughter. Also to the said Patrick he leaves the reversion of a tenement and great solar called "le Wynsoler" in tail, with remainder to his aforesaid daughter Johanna. Dated London, 10 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (115).

Essex (Richard de), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; to the Preaching Friars for celebrating two hundred masses for the good of his soul within a year after his decease; to the Friars of the H. Cross for one hundred masses; also for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of "Heclyngham" Sibille; (fn. 34) to the work of S. Thomas de Acon and S. Katherine towards the Tower; to the inmates of the various hospitals and prisons; to the Fraternity of Candelwikstrete, the Fraternity of Skinners, the work of London Bridge, &c. To Matilda his wife one hundred marks by way of dower and her entire chamber, reserving to each of his children one entire bed. Bequests also to John his son, Isabella his daughter, and Thomas his son, to which last he also leaves a seld in Westchepe. Guardians appointed for his said children. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361.

It is, moreover, his last will that his entire seld in Westchepe, together with the advowson of a certain chantry in the cathedral church of S. Paul, be sold by his executors and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. His testament formerly ordained to remain otherwise in force. Dated Saturday next before the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361]. Roll 89 (117).

Derby (William de).—To be buried in the church of Aldermariecherche at the foot of his father's tomb. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; also for funeral expenses, tapers, &c. To Milcent his servant he leaves a sum of money, a coverlet with tester of Cheker, (fn. 35) one sarge, and a basin and ewer. Bequests also to his mother's servant, to John the keeper of the wardrobe of the Countess of Penbrok, William de Coventre, Robert and Roger his uncles, and others. To the use of his church he leaves a chalice, a silver-gilt paten not consecrated (non benedictam), and a chasuble. To Agnes his mother two tenements in Watlyngstret, parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Church, and rents of tenements in Bircheslane, parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull. Dated London, Saturday, 5 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (119).

Derby (Agnes, relict of William de, tailor).—To be buried near her late husband under a marble stone in the church of Aldermariecherche. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; also for funeral expenses, tapers, &c. To Roger her brother, Richard Baroun and Sarah his wife, John de Sulby, wardrobe-keeper of the Countess of Penbrok, Robert de Louthe, joiner, William Boyvile, clerk and writer of this her testament, and others she makes divers bequests of money and household goods. Also to the aforesaid John de Sulby she leaves tenements formerly belonging to Edmund her son in Watlyngstrete, and to Robert de Louthe rents in Bircheslane, parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull, subject to certain pious and charitable conditions. The sum of 4l. 3s. 4d. to be expended in the celebration of one thousand masses for the good of her soul. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (120).

Mazerer (Robert), cordwainer.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, the alms of the Fraternity of the Blessed Mary therein; also for tapers to burn there, &c. All the instruments of his shop in Chepe to be equally divided between William de Kent and John Longe. To Johanna his wife [a tenement]; and after her decease the same to remain to the infant with which she is enceinte, and in default of heirs of the said infant remainder to Margaret his daughter. To Isabella atte brigge he leaves a mazer de Warr. (fn. 36) Dated London, 6 June, A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came John Longe, cordwainer, and Margaret his wife and put their claim upon the above testament.

Roll 89 (121).

Walman (William), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe near the tomb of Margery his late wife. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, &c.; also for tolling his knell and for digging his grave, and other funeral expenses; to the church of S. Paul, the old and new work; the work of London Bridge, poor prisoners in Neugate, and the sick in various hospitals. To Roger Cavendish he leaves a small cup of mazer called "la Broune maser"; to Nicholas Rous a pair of hose; to William Prat a brass pot, a pan, a feather bed, two gowns, and forty shillings; and to John Stafford a tunic and hood and a Wardecorps. (fn. 37) To Alice his wife he leaves for life or during widowhood all lands and tenements formerly belonging to William Walman his father in the vill and parish of Oltone, (fn. 38) and also his brewery in the parish of S. Mary de Wollcherchehawe; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Alice his mother, and others. Dated London, 12 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (122).

Welforde (Thomas), junior.—To be buried in the chapel of the Blessed Mary in the parish church of S. Michael in Wodestret near Hoggenelane. Bequest of sixty shillings for five round tapers to burn around his corpse and other funeral expenses. To Matilda his wife and his three children he leaves sums of money. Also to his said wife a shop in Chepe for life; remainder to the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to William Welforde his brother for life; remainder to the Fraternity of S. Mary atte Bowe. Also to his said wife his tenement in Wodestret for life; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul, &c. Bequest of certain rents in the parish of S. Benedict de Grascherche for the maintenance of the light of S. Mary atte Bowe. To his aforesaid wife a shop at Goselane; to the aforesaid William his brother, Ydania his sister, and William his brother's son he leaves sums of money. To the parishioners of S. Michael in Wodestret he leaves a chalice of silver and gold weighing thirty shillings. Dated London, Friday, viz., 18 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (123).

Eneveld (John de), blader, (fn. 39) parishioner of the church of S. Audoen (fn. 40) within Neugate.—Any future bequest he may make by codicil, by writing, or by word of mouth, is to take effect as if written in this his present testament. Desires to be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Audoen aforesaid near Sarah his late wife. To Alice his wife he leaves his tenement, &c., in the parish of S. Audoen for life; remainder to the church of S. Martin le Grand and the Dean and Chapter of the same for the maintenance of chantries. Also to his said wife he leaves his tenement called "Scaldynghous"; to the fraternity of which he is a member in the church of All Hallows under the Wall (sub muro) near Bisschoppesgate he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Westsmethefeld, charged also with the maintenance of chantries. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1361.—Also he wills and ordains that the brethren and sisters of his fraternity founded in honour of the Blessed Mary and of All Saints attend his funeral at the church of S. Audoen, and that born bondmen (fn. 41) (nalivi) go to his houses and tenements in Smethfeld after his funeral and there eat together, and by so eating take seisin of the same for the said fraternity, for which purpose he bequeaths a certain quantity of bread, corn, and malt. Bequests to John atte Hull his godson, John Lacer, William his brewer, and others; also to the light of the Fraternity of S. Giles without Cripulgate, and to the Fraternity of S. John in the same church. Roll 89 (124).

Sulby (John de), Wardrobe Keeper of the Venerable Lady the Countess of Penbrok.—To be buried in S. Paul's Church. Bequests to the said church and the church of S. Martin within Ludgate. To William Denton he leaves his best bow and all his arrows; and to Robert de Louth and William the clerk a bow respectively. Directions for funeral and keeping his month's mind. Bequests also to Isabella his niece, wife of William Kayscho; to various orders of friars, and others. To John de Newport his calendar (calandarium meum). To William his son he leaves certain tenements in Watlyngstrete in tail; remainder to the church of S. Augustine at S. Paul's Gate for pious uses for the good of his soul and the souls of William de Derby, Agnes, wife of the same, and Edmund their son. To Edith his wife a tenement in Old Change, parish of S. Vedast, for life; remainder to the infant en ventre sa mère, with remainders over; also his houses in Bassynghawe, to hold to his said wife, her heirs and assigns. (fn. 42) Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361.—He further wills and ordains that, by licence of the Commissary General of the Dean of Arches, William Boyvile, clerk, shall undertake administration of the goods of Master Edmund de Derby and of Agnes, wife of the same, according to the manner in which he himself was bound, and that the said William receive remuneration for his trouble as the said Commissary shall adjudge.

Roll 89 (125).

Ruthin (Richard).—Bequests to Sir Walter Odiham, rector of the church of S. John de Walbrok, for having the souls of Sir John de Grey and Agnes, the testator's late wife, and others, in remembrance; also to each of the five orders of friars in London; to Geoffrey Patrik, clerk of la Riole; Richard, son of the same; William, son of William le Reve, and others. A certain tenement in Bogerowe, (fn. 43) parish of S. John aforesaid, to be sold after the decease of himself and Agnes his wife, late wife of John Trapp, skinner, and a portion of the proceeds to go to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in England, and other portions to Sir John de London, monk of Westminster, son of the aforesaid John Trapp and Agnes, and for the maintenance of chantries in the said church of S. John de Walbrok. Dated London, 4 March, A.D. 1356. Roll 89 (126).

Opton or Upton (Laurence de).—To be buried within the church of S. Andrew in Holborne near his wife. Bequests to the said church, to Laurence his son, the monastery of H. Trinity at the Tower, and various orders of friars in London. For making a certain window in the aforesaid church in honour of S. John Baptist he leaves six marks. Also to his aforesaid son and to John Draper his servant he leaves his beds and all his linen and woollen cloths in equal portions. Dated London, the Feast of Translation of S. Benedict, Abbot [11 July], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (127).

Harewdon (Walter de), horse dealer. (fn. 44) —To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre near the tomb of Felicia his late wife, to which church he makes bequests, as also to Richard his son, Alice and Johanna his daughters. To Marion his wife he leaves all his tenements and gardens in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid in Westsmethefeld for life, remainder to pious uses; also his entire chamber, with all vessels of silver, mazer, &c., appertaining to his house. Dated London, Monday the Vigil of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (128).

Starcolf (Thomas), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry near the tomb of his father. Bequests to the said church, to various religious orders and hospitals, the churches of H. Trinity the Less, S. Martin in Ismongerlane, S. Margaret upon Lothebury, and S. Thomas "de Aquino." (fn. 45) To the parson of the church of Barsham (fn. 46) he leaves all the utensils of his house, viz., dosseres (fn. 47) and Bankqueres (fn. 48) beds and sheets, kitchen utensils, a silver Biker, &c.; and to Friar Robert Pynk (fn. 49) pieces of silver plate. Further bequests to other individuals, including apprentices and servants. His tenement in Walbrok to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, 10 July, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (129).

Atte Wiche (Leticia, relict of Thomas, late "stokfissmongere").—To be buried in the porch of the church of S. Martin Orgar. Bequests to the said church, to the five orders of friars within the City, and the Hospital of S. Giles de Holburn. To William de Aumbresbury, merchant, she leaves certain shops in Tamysestrete, parish of S. Martin Orgar, for life, charged with the payment of her debts and the debts of her late husband; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Bequests to Thomas her servant of household goods, comprising a feather bed, sheets, and a chalon. (fn. 50) Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Swithin, Bishop [2 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (132).

Broun (Margery, daughter of John, late poulterer).—To be buried in the great churchyard of S. Paul's near the tomb of Giles de Walden her late husband. (fn. 51) Bequests to the said church, as also to the churches of S. Michael le Quern and S. Mildred in the Poultry, the divers orders of friars in London, the poor in various hospitals, the lepers near London, &c. To Isabella Boner, Isabella Russell, Alice Russel, Agnes Boner, and others divers bequests, comprising a tunic and courtepy of green colour, a curtain (velum), a surcoat of red colour, a ring of sapphire and pearls, and a diamond ring. Bequests to apprentices and servants. To John Fissh she leaves her best mazer cup. To Richard Russel a glass (verre) of silver. To Thomas de Walden, apothecary, all her tenements in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Mildred aforesaid for the good of her soul, the souls of her father and mother, Giles and Henry her husbands, &c. Dated London, 10 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (134).

Cheyner (Thomas), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence Jewry. Bequests to the said church, to the scholars of la Baylolhall, (fn. 52) Oxford, and for funeral expenses. All his tenements and rents in the City of London to be sold for payment of debts and legacies. Further bequests to each anchorite within the City; to the ministers of hospitals and prisons; to the fabric of London Bridge; for the repair of roads around the City; to the convents of Clerkynwell, Haliwell, S. Elena, Stradford, Kilbourn, Chesthunte, and Derteford; to Johanna his sister, and divers other individuals. Dated London, Friday, viz., the morrow of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (135).

Fynchefeld (Symon de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew in Holburn. Bequests to the said church and to Symon and Robert his sister's sons. To Roger Leget and Galliard le Pecche he leaves his tenement in Holburn in trust for sale to fulfil his testament and for pious uses. Dated Thursday next after Feast of Translation of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (136).

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

Wight (Matilda, widow of Nicholas de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolnoth. Bequests to the said church, including a chesible (fn. 53) of cloth of gold lined with bleu carde, (fn. 54) an aube, (fn. 55) stole, (fn. 56) phanoun, (fn. 57) and amyte, (fn. 58) and a gilt chalice; also two silk cloths, one of them worked with sqwirell, to place upon the corpses of poor parishioners; to various orders of friars, &c.; and provision made for funeral expenses and keeping of her obit. To Daniel de Wyght, Katherine, daughter of John de Crepeldgate and Katherine his wife, Richard, son of Geoffrey le Taillour, Alexander, son of Robert de Stratford, and others, she leaves sums of money and household chattels. The residue of her goods to be sold for pious uses for the good of her soul, the souls of Nicholas her late husband and others. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Corpus Christi [27 May], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (142).

Westimull (Robert), "taillour."—To be buried before the altar of S. Eligius, Bishop and Confessor, in the church of S. Thomas, Apostle. Bequests to the said church, the church of S. Paul, and the mendicant orders of friars in London; also to Sir Richard de Hakebourne, Margaret his daughter, and Margaret Ufford. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (143).

Malewayn (John).—To be buried in the church of H. Trinity de Crichurche near Margery his late wife. Bequests to the said church, the churches of S. Mary de Fanchurche and of S. Paul, the principal orders of friars in London, the poor inmates of Neugate, &c. To John his son and heir and Johanna his daughter he leaves sums of money in the hands of guardians during minority; and to Margery his daughter the sum of 200l., provided she marry with the consent of his executors, and not marry a certain John Dovy, mercer, upon pain of losing the legacy. Further bequests to Robert Turk, son of Margery aforesaid, his late wife, and to Margaret Hunston, daughter of the said Margery; to Matilda his mother; Matilda Malewayn, one of his sisters; Matilda, daughter of William Malewayn his brother, and others. To the Abbey of Lesnes, co. Kent, he leaves twenty marks; to the work of the church of Bedewynde, (fn. 59) co. Wilts, and ministers thereof, the church of Navenby, co. Linc., the church of H. Trinity de Cristchurche, London, divers sums of money. Also to John his aforesaid son and heir he leaves tenements in Temestrete in tail; remainder to pious uses. All his tenements in the city of Winchester and in the vill of Suthampton he leaves to the lord the King. The residue of his goods and debts to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the church of Crichurche aforesaid. Dated London, 21 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (144).

Kislingbury (fn. 60) (Richard de), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary le Bow near the tomb of Matilda his wife. Bequests to the said church, the churches of S. Thomas de Acon and S. Paul, the Rector of H. Trinity the Less, the work of London Bridge, religious orders, &c. He wills also that the whole of the wool he bought at Berkyng, viz., nineteen sarpeler, (fn. 61) be distributed among the poor, viz., to each poor person one fleece. To Alice his wife a moiety of all his movable goods by way of dower, and the residue of the term of service of his apprentices. Provision made for chantries in the churches of S. Thomas and S. Mary aforesaid out of rents of tenements in the parishes of S. Mary, H. Trinity the Less, and S. Botolph without Algate. Also to Alice his wife his leasehold interest in the manors of Berwyk and Cardenz, co. Essex, for life; remainder over. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (145).

York (Thomas de), vintner.—To be buried in le Pardoncherchawe of S. Paul's Church, to which he leaves a sum of money for the new work of the same, as well as for his funeral, and for maintenance of chantries therein. To Elena his wife tenements in Fletstret, parish of S. Brigid, for life; remainder to Thomas and John his sons. Further bequests to his said wife and sons, and to Rosia, Agnes, and Juliana his daughters. Bequests for providing tapers to burn at his funeral. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves his interest in le Brokenseld. The residue of his goods to be divided among his wife and children, his wife receiving as much as three children. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. Alban, Martyr [22 June], A.D. 1301 (sic). Roll 89 (146).

Bonyndon or Bovyndon (?) (John de), apothecary.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Honylane under the same stone as Margery his late wife. His corpse to be covered with a cover of Russet whilst on the bier, and five round tapers, each of six pounds of wax, to burn around him; six poor persons to be clothed in coats with hoods of Russet, and each to hold a torch of nine pounds of wax around his corpse. Bequests to the church of All Hallows aforesaid of his priest's vestment, his chalice, two cruets, towels, and others; provision made for chantries therein for the good of his soul, the souls of Margery his late wife, his father and mother, John de Paston, Henry Cros, and Johanna, wife of the same, &c. To the work of the church of S. Giles at South Mymmes (fn. 62) he leaves one mark sterling, his missal and portifory with music of the use of Sarum. To Katherine his wife her entire chamber, cups of silver and of mazer, silver spoons with gilt acorns, &c.; also divers rents so long as she remain a widow, remainder to John, Thomasina, and Margery his children and the heirs of their bodies; remainder to pious uses. His apprentices William Richard de Pridie, William Clervaus, and Thomas de Jarkevill to continue to serve his aforesaid wife. Adam Fraunceys, merchant, appointed guardian of his children, he giving security for the same at the Guildhall. To John Pountz his kinsman, Richard Pountz, and Thomas, brother of Richard, he leaves sums of money and bows and arrows furnished with feathers of Pecok. The seal of the Official of the Archdeacon of London appended hereto, inasmuch as the testator's seal is but little known. Dated London, 20 April, A.D. 1361.—Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves lands and tenements in the aforesaid parish of All Hallows and in Bechelane, parish of S. Giles without Cripelgate, for life; remainder to his aforesaid children and the heirs of their bodies; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to the work of the church of South Mymmes and to the repair of the roads in the vill of South Mymmes where most necessary.

Roll 89 (147).

Brangewayn (William), vintner.—To be buried in the priory church of S. Mary Overe near Suthwerk. Bequests to the prior and canons, ministers, &c., of the said priory. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid church and in the churches of S. Martin Vintry, S. Michael in the Riole, S. Martin de Oteswy, and S. Christopher near le Stokkes. Further bequests to the prisoners in Newgate, the sisters of the Hospital of S. James near Westminster, the sisters and poor women of Elsyngspitel and of the church of S. Katherine towards the Tower, to the lepers at Hakeneye, to some honest person making a pilgrimage on his behalf to Santiago, (fn. 63) and others. To William his son he leaves among other things a tastour of silver, a dorser of King Richard and Ector of Troye, a pair of Aundirnes, the whole of his armour, a Broche harnessed with silver and a great sword, a large trevet, and a bed with white and red roses. To Johanna his wife he leaves all the utensils of his house, besides his silver girdle de Wreches. (fn. 64) Further bequests to the nuns of Clerkynwell, Halliwell, Chesthunt, and Kelesbourn; the churches of Bethelem without Bisschopesgate, S. Antony, S. James de Garlekhyth, &c.; and many individual beneficiaries named. Dated Saturday in Easter week [28 March], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (148).

Cully (Richard), armourer.—To be buried in the house of S. Thomas the Martyr near the Conduit. Bequest to the said house, and provision made for funeral, chantries in the church of S. Mary de Colcherch, keeping his month's mind, &c.; also to Margaret his wife, his children, Alice, sister of his said wife, Beatrix, daughter of Avelina Culy, William de Gedlygston, and others; as well as to various orders of friars in London and Ware, hospitals, churches, &c. Dated Wednesday next after S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (149).

Bissheye (Thomas), "tapicer." (fn. 65) —To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dyonisius de Bakcherche near Grascherche. Provision made for funeral, the keeping of his vigil, month's mind, &c. Bequests for the bells and belfry of the said church of S. Dyonisius, for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his late wife and others. To Richard his son, Agnes and Katherine his daughters, and various other individuals he leaves sums of money and household chattels. To Agnes his wife forty pounds by way of dower as well of his tenements as of her share of his goods and chattels movable and immovable, and also divers household goods. A tenement in Lymstret, parish of S. Dyonisius aforesaid, to be sold to pay his debts, legacies, &c., and one moiety of the residue to his aforesaid children in equal portions, and the other to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said children he leaves his interest in a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Fancherche. Dated London, 13 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (150).

Norwich (Robert de), goldsmith.—To be buried in Pardon churchyard (in Cimiterio veniali) of S. Paul's Church. Bequests to the said church of S. Paul, the church of S. Vedast, the parish church of Fulham, and the four orders (fn. 66) of friars in London for the celebration of masses. To Hamund Chose he leaves one large planyssyng-aneveld (fn. 67) and eight planyssyng-hamers; (fn. 67) to Isabella, daughter of the same, forty shillings for her marriage; to William his apprentice all his implements of trade not disposed of above; to Robert his son, John Fayrhere, John Litegrave, and others divers sums of money. To the almoner of S. Dunstan (fn. 68) five shillings. A messuage and shop in Westchepe to be sold for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Katherine his wife and others. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (151).

Leyk (Nicholas de).—To be buried in the house of S. Thomas de Acres. (fn. 69) After a few specific bequests he leaves the residue of his goods to Thomas his son to expend upon his corpse, and he wills that his said son, together with all rents and tenements accruing to him at the testator's death, be placed under the guardianship of the Master and Brethren of S. Thomas de Acres or of William de Sallowe, draper. Dated Wednesday the Vigil of Corpus Christi [27 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (153).

Blyth (John), saddler.—To be buried in the church of S. Vedast, to which he makes bequests. His tenement in the parish of S. Vedast to be sold, and specific sums of the proceeds to go to John his son, Beatrix and Alice his daughters. Remits to his apprentices their remaining term of service. John Richeman and John Libek appointed guardians of his aforesaid son. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (159).

Botiller (John), corder.—To be buried in the great churchyard of S. Paul's. His goods to be divided into three parts, whereof one part he leaves to Agnes his wife, another to his children in equal portions, and of the third part he bequeaths specific sums to the old work of S. Paul's Church and to the image of the Blessed Mary de "Newerk" (fn. 70) in the same. Further bequests to the church of All Hallows in Bredstret and the Fraternity of Corpus Christi therein, the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull, the four orders of friars in London for a trental of masses, the chapel of S. John and S. Mary's Church in the vill of Barnet; to Edmund Bailli de Bernet and to John and John, sons of the same; Robert Rolf de Barnet, and others. To Agnes his aforesaid wife he leaves his tenement in Bredstret for life; remainder to Alice, Johanna, and Agnes his daughters in successive tail; remainder over to aforesaid fraternity. Dated London, 14 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (160).

Burel (John, son of John de, of Askham), clerk.—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan West or in the chapel of S. Margaret's Hospital without Huntyndon. Remits to Dame Elizabeth, wife of Sir Richard de Wilughby, and all other debtors their respective debts. He leaves to certain persons, or any one of them willing to execute his testament, all his tenements in Fletstret and Faitourslane, (fn. 71) together with certain rents in the parish of S. Christopher, in trust for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Symon Flemyng and others. Dated at Fletstrete, 6 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (161).

Outepenne (Alice, relict of William), daughter of William de Derby.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard, commonly called "Pardoncherchhawe," near the tomb of her late husband. All her goods and chattels to be devoted to payment of debts and pious uses. John de Ware, Chamberlain of S. Paul's, and Thomas Beuchampe her sister's husband appointed executors. Dated London, 1 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (162).

Chedyndon (Walter de).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan West near his children. Bequests to the ministers of the said church, the lights of the Blessed Mary and Blessed Katherine therein, and to the parson of the church of S. Audewin (fn. 72) within Neuwegate. To Margaret his wife he leaves the reversion of a certain rent in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter in tail; remainder to Johanna Druwys his wife's sister; remainder to the Hospital of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, so that the brethren of the same have his soul in remembrance. Also to his aforesaid wife tenements in Scholane, parish of S. Andrew near Holborn, in trust for sale for pious uses. The wardship of Richard Elys he leaves to John Deynes, ironmonger, for maintenance and for providing a suitable marriage. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (163).

Wyle (William de).—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newgate near the tomb of Alice his daughter. Bequests to the said church. To Sir Henry de Blakeburn, clerk, and Richard de Dratton he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre in fee, and also his leasehold interest in a tenement held under the Fraternity of S. Katherine in the aforesaid church, situate in Wendageyneslane and called "le Coldabbeye"; also the custody of the son of John de Kent, late taverner. The residue of his goods he leaves to Agnes his wife and his surviving children. Dated London, Monday the Feast of [Translation of?] S. Edward, King and Martyr [20 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (164).

Crepulgate (John de).—To be buried in the church of S. Peter in Westchepe. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To William his son he leaves a tenement in the lane called "Abchirchelane" for life, and after the death of the said son and of Katherine the testator's wife the same tenement, together with another in the parish of S. Clement, London, is to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to paying his debts and legacies; the residue to be divided among his children. Dated London, 15 July, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (165).

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

Rote (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the chapel annexed to the chancel of the church of S. George near Estchepe. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, the five orders of friars in London, the inmates of various hospitals (including the lepers at la Lokes) and prisons, &c.; also to Margery and Cecilia his sisters; to Margery and Alice, daughters of Henry Rote; to John, son of William Rote de Northflete; Alice Rote, living within the cloister of S. Elena within Bishopesgate, and others; as well as to the work of London Bridge, S. Paul's Church, the church of S. Thomas Acon, &c. To Alianora his wife by way of dower due to her he leaves a sum of money and divers household chattels; also his tenement in the vill of S. Botolph (fn. 73) and in the parish of S. George aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Bequest of rents in the street called "Puddynglane" in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret for the maintenance of a perpetual torch to burn in the said parish church. Dated London, 15 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (175).

Essex (John), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Stephen in Colmanstret before the altar of the fraternity therein. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, each house of friars in London, &c. Bequests also to Katherine and Alice his daughters, William, son of Stephen Stronge, his nephew, and others. To Alice his wife for life he leaves tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Laurence in the Jewry and S. Stephen in Colmanstret; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to his aforesaid daughters. Provision also made for the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Stephen aforesaid. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (176).

Flaun (John), pepperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antony, to which he makes divers bequests, as also to London Bridge, the church of S. Paul, the prisoners in Neugate, lepers near London, &c. To John and Nicholas his sons and Isabella his daughter he leaves sums of money. To Katherine his wife one hundred marks by way of dower of all his goods and chattels movable and immovable, and rents in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhull for life; remainder to his children. Dated London, 16 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (177).

Hemenhale (Johanna, relict of Edmund).—To be buried in the church of S. Martin le Grand, to which she leaves all her tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Melkstret, situate near those belonging to her late brother Thomas, and acquired by her from Henry Cheyner her father and Alice her mother, for the maintenance of a chantry therein. Dated London, XV. Kal. September [18 Aug.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (178).

Manhale (Robert de), chandler.—To be buried within the porch of the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and provision made for maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Isolda his mother and others. Bequests also to the churches of S. Paul and S. Thomas Acon, the Convent of the Hermit Friars of S. Augustine, the Preaching Friars, the Minors and Carmelites in London, the inmates of hospitals. To William and Robert his sons, and Katherine, Agnes, and Margaret his daughters, he leaves sums of money, silver plate, spoons, &c.; and to Agnes his wife two hundred marks by way of dower. Also to his said wife he leaves tenements in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid for life; remainder to his aforesaid children in successive tail; remainder to pious uses. Should his said wife remarry she and her second husband are to give security for his aforesaid children's portions, to answer for the same to each upon arriving at the age of eighteen years, according to the use and custom of the City of London. Further bequests to the nuns of the house of S. Leonard de Stratford, the house of S. Elena, London, and the nuns of Clerkenewell. Dated London, 20 March, A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (179).

Atte Pole (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Clerkenewell. Bequests to the high altar of Edelmeton; (fn. 74) the fabric and high altar of the church of Shordich; to Lucy, wife of John Porter, to Katherine his daughter, various religious orders, &c. To Katherine his wife he leaves his tenements in the City of London for life; remainder to the church and nuns of S. Mary de Clerkenewell for pious uses. Mention made of Juliana his sister, a nun of S. Elena. Dated at Clerkenewell, Thursday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came Felicia, wife of John de Romeseye, "taillour," and put her claim upon the aforesaid testament. Afterwards came Robert de Stuteville, son of Isabella, sister of John atte Pole, kinsman and heir of the testator, and put his claim.

Roll 89 (180).

Northwode (Richard de).—To Robert de Bekenore and Dame Alice, wife of the same, his tenement in S. Martin's Lane near Candelwykstret, parish of S. Martin Orgar. To Dame Alice his mother and Agnes his sister he leaves all his chattels movable and immovable accruing to him at the death of Sir Robert his father. To Johanna his sister forty shillings; and to Agnes his sister two and a half marks out of the sale of "Lovelonde." Dated Saturday next before the Feast of Nativity of B. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came John Lynedale and Johanna, wife of the same, in full Husting and put their claim.

Roll 89 (182).

Wyngeffeld (John de), Knt.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew de Wyngeffeld with nine tapres and five morters (fn. 75) of wax. To Thomas de Wyngeffeld his brother he leaves a messuage in Trinite Lane near Quynhithe which he had by feoffment of the Prior and Convent of Bustlesham Montagu. (fn. 76) Alianora his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated at Wyngeffeld, (fn. 77) Tuesday the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (183).

Wynter (Osbert), poulterer.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Mildred in the Poultry. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; also for maintenance of chantries and tapers on the day of his obit and month's mind. To his children he leaves divers household goods, comprising beds with testers and sheets. Further bequests to Alice his nurse, Margaret Colbrond, Johanna his niece, and others. To Mabel his wife he leaves the guardianship of his children, and a tenement in the parish of S. Peter upon Cornhull for life; remainder to his children. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of Annunciation of B.V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (184).

Plessys (Richard de), clerk.—For the maintenance of four chantry priests to celebrate for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Mariota his mother, Master Richard de Clare, Dame Elizabeth de Burgo, Sir Simon de Islep, Archbishop of Canterbury, and others he devises certain tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict Fynk and S. Margaret de Lothebury, and the socage of divers tenements in Bradestret and elsewhere, saving a certain socage due from the Archdeacon of Colchester, which he remits. Two chantry priests to serve in the parish church of Staundon in the diocese of London, and one in the churches of S. Bartholomew the Less in London and S. Mary le Bow respectively. Dated London, 17 April, A.D. 1359.

A codicil (cedula) annexed to the above testament to the effect that certain tenements should be assigned to the above chantry priests for pious uses. Dated at Staundon, 26 July, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (184*).

Costantyn (John), Alderman.—To Idonia his wife all his tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, to hold during the minority of John his son, provided she remain so long unmarried, otherwise the same to go to his said son in tail; remainder to Idonia and Elizabeth his daughters. Guardians appointed for his aforesaid son. Dated London, 19 September, A.D. 1358. Roll 89 (185)

Lambyn (Guido), fishmonger.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardonocherchehawe." Bequests to the churches of S. Paul and S. Magnus the Martyr in Briggestret; also for tapers and other expenses of funeral. To the fabric of the church of the Friars Minors (fn. 78) he leaves twenty pounds. To Elizabeth his wife his tenement in Thames Street for life, remainder to his infant en ventre sa mère (if any), otherwise the same to be sold, and after payment of specific legacies the residue to be devoted to pious and charitable uses, to the work of S. Paul's Church, London Bridge, &c. Dated London, 15 July, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (186).

Horwode (Johanna, relict of Nicholas).—To be buried in the church of SS. Nicholas and Olave (fn. 79) in Bredstret. After bequests to the said church, and provision made for funeral, &c., she leaves to Katherine, daughter of William le Moygn, uncle to the testatrix, certain rents in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe for life; remainder to pious uses. To Sir Henry de Welwes, rector of the church of SS. Nicholas and Olave, her leasehold interest in certain shops within the parish of SS. Nicholas and Olave. To John Aspland de Wymyngton rents in the parish of S. Michael in the ward of Cornhulle. John de Stodeye appointed guardian of Nicholas her son. Among other bequests are the following:—To William Selycok one hundred shillings, a horse of bay colour, with best saddle and bridle; to John de Cressyngham a remittance of a debt, and a bequest of a horse of grey colour, commonly called "Trottere"; to Sir Henry de Welwes, rector of the aforesaid church of SS. Nicholas and Olave, all her vessels of silver, a portifory of the use of Sarum, &c. Dated London, 7 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (187).

Nasyng (John), "brewere."—To be buried in the church of S. Mary atte Hull, to which church and ministers thereof he leaves sums of money. All his knives attached to his girdle to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the work of the church of S. Antonin near Fynkeslane and the new work of the church of S. Mary de Bethlem without Bisshopesgate respectively in equal moieties. Provision made for chantries in the aforesaid church of S. Mary atte Hulle. To Johanna his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Mary atte Hull for life; remainder to the rector and parishioners of the same in trust for pious uses in the said parish church. Dated London, 15 October, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (188).

Cornwaille (John de).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Stanyngcherch. To Katherine his wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyngcherche for life, so that she maintain Eleanora and Katherine his daughters, and give them ten pounds upon their coming of age; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul and the souls of Felicia de Kent, William le Englissh, and others. Dated London, Saturday next before the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361]. Roll 89 (189).

Colewyk (Hugh de).—To Simon de Worstede, Alderman of Crepelgate, tenements and rents in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestret, subject to charges as set out in the will of William de Everdon, (fn. 80) enrolled in the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 January], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1347-8]. Dated 7 July, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (190).

Cory (John), draper.—To be buried in S. Paul's Church. Bequests to the church of S. Augustine near S. Paul's and ministers thereof. To John Itillecote, draper, and Margery, wife of the same, certain rents formerly belonging to Richard Cory his father in Westchepe and elsewhere, so that they maintain a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Augustine. Dated London, Monday next before the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (191).

Botiller (John), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Hacon. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to various orders of friars, &c. Provision made for general expenses and keeping his month's mind. To Isabella his wife by way of dower he leaves twenty marks and her entire chamber; a cup with covercle of silver standing upon three lions, called "Biker," with a representation of S. John the Evangelist upon the bottom; twelve best spoons with gilt acorns; and all his jewels, rings, fermails, and paternostres. To John de Walcote similar household chattels. To John, son of the aforesaid Isabella, twenty shillings. To the use of the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid he leaves a silver cup, with the royal arms of England enamelled on the bottom, for making a chalice therewith, and two silver-gilt stands for mazer cups for making a thurible. A certain tenement and garden in the parish of S. Botolph in Aldresgate Street, and certain rents payable by Sir William Milksop, Knt., and the Abbot of Waldene in the same parish, to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid. Also to John de Walcote a brewery called "la Dragoun" in Douuegate, parish of S. Mary de Bothawe; a tenement called "le Catfethell" (fn. 81) in parish of S. Benedict Shorhogg, and another situate opposite the church of S. Pancras. Bequest to Thomas Torell and Elizabeth, wife of the same, of a silver cup respectively, and to the latter he adds ten plain silver spoons. Dated Friday next after the Feast of Nativity of B.V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1361.—Also he wills that Isabella his wife enjoy for life certain tenements in the parishes of S. Nicholas Acon and S. Mary de Bothawe; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the respective parish churches. To the use of the former parish church he also leaves all his broken silver (totum argentum meum fractum), and a large seal with shield engraved with a cross hanging therefrom by a chain.


Whereupon came John Walcote and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament.

Roll 89 (192).

Brekynden (John), "sadelere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Abbecherche. To Johanna Lyndeseye his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Michael in Crokedelane, formerly belonging to William his father, in trust for the good of his soul. Dated London, the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (193).

Bole (Nicholas), skinner.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardoncherchehawe." Bequests for the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Stephen de Walbrok and S. Antonin for the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Emma his mother, John, Simon, and Katherine (sic), and others. To Agnes his wife he leaves rents in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid for life; remainder to the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid church of S. Antonin for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his wife, John his brother, Simon de Pulham and Katherine, wife of the same, and others. Dated London, 1 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (194).

Benyngton or Bedyngton (Nicholas), mercer.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardoncherchawe." To Cristiana his wife, by way of dower, he leaves five shops in Kyrounlane, parish of S. John Zakary, near his capital tenement in Fasterslane, (fn. 82) for life; remainder to William his son. Also to the said William his capital tenement with shop annexed for life, provided he take holy orders and become a chaplain to pray for his soul before the said William arrive at the age of twenty-five years; in default the same to be sold for pious uses. Mention made of Alice, a former wife. John his son appointed his principal executor. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of H. Trinity [16 June], A.D. 1359. Roll 89 (195).

Bedeford (John de), woolmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Martin Orgar. To Albreda his wife he leaves a moiety of all his goods and chattels whatsoever. Certain tenements which he and his said wife had acquired from Andrew Salman, late fishmonger, situate in S. Martin Orgar Lane, in the parishes of S. Martin and S. Laurence de Candelwykstret, to be sold after the decease of his wife, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. Dated London, 13 October, A.D. 1352. Roll 89 (197).

Oxenford (John de), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Stephen upon Walbrok near the tomb of his late wife. To Richard his son he leaves tenements near Horshobrigg in the parish of S. John upon Walbrok, in Candelwykstret, parish of S. Martin Orgar, as well as in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestrete, in tail; remainder to Thomas de Oxeneford, the testator's brother, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Adam Fraunceys all his tenements in Fynkeslane, parish of S. Michael de Cornhull, so that he distribute one hundred pounds, in specified sums, among Alice, mother of Katherine his last wife, Cecilia, sister of the said Katherine, and Thomas his brother, the residue being devoted to pious uses. Richard his son is desired, on pain of losing the testator's blessing (sub benedictione mea), to give a deed of quitclaim to Henry de Malmesburi for a tenement acquired by the said Henry from the testator in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen without the Northgate of the vill of Oxford, within one month after his decease. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 August], A.D. 1361.—Also to Richard his son he leaves two silver cups with covercles to match (de una secta), a tower of glass (fn. 83) (tour de veer), together with a portion of the aforesaid one hundred pounds. His executors are desired to enrol a deed of feoffment of a tenement which he lately sold to Roger de Claveryngg, situate in Cornhull, parish of S. Christopher, London, as soon as possible. Roll 89 (198).

Atte Dich (John), "Plomer de Candelwykstret," of the parish of S. Martin Orgar.—To be buried in the said parish church. His tenement in S. Martin Orgar Lane to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church. Avice his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated XV. Kal. September [15 Aug.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (199).

Pyk (Johanna, relict of Nicholas).—To be buried in the tomb of her late husband in the churchyard of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. All her lands, houses, gardens, &c., in the parishes of S. Dunstan aforesaid and All Hallows de Berkyngcherche to be sold for the maintenance of chantries for the good of her soul, the souls of her late husband, Hugh de Wychyngham her brother, and others, for the space of five years in the said church of S. Dunstan, and for payment of legacies to Agnes and Margaret her daughters, &c. To Henry de Bruselee she leaves her share of a tenement in Martelane, parish of All Hallows aforesaid, subject to certain charges, in default of which the same is to go to Fulk de Horewode, merchant. Dated London, 10 August, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (200).

Ysilham (Thomas).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid in Fletestrete. All his tenements in Fletestrete to be sold for payment of debts and legacies, and the residue to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Brigid aforesaid. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (201).

Lenham (Edmund de), fishmonger.—To be buried under the stone where lies Avice his late wife in the church of S. George. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his lands and tenements in the City of London for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of John de Grentham, Avice and Johanna [his wives], and others; remainder to similar uses. The residue of his goods within the City of London and in Great Jernemuthe (fn. 84) he leaves, one half to Johanna his wife, and the other half to Edmund and Sibil his children. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of Nativity of B.V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (202).

Blount (Hugh de), Knt.—To John his son his tenement in Conynghoplane, (fn. 85) parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry, in tail; remainder over. To Thomas his son tenements within the gate of the Scoldynghous (fn. 86) and tenement lately recovered from Johanna, wife of John Auncel, in the parish of S. James de Garlikhuth, by writ of Gavelet, (fn. 87) together with other tenements, rents, &c., in the parishes of S. Mildred, S. Vedast, S. Mary de Wolcherchehawe, and elsewhere, to hold in tail; remainder to the testator's right heirs. Further bequests to Andrew Grauntcourt, goldsmith, and John Lucas, clerk. Dated at "Gengeioriberd laundry," (fn. 88) Saturday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (204).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Leonard [6 Nov.].

Forneux (Robert), fishmonger.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Leonard de Estchep, where the bodies of his children lie buried. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of S. Leonard de Estchepe and S. Margaret de Briggestrete for life; remainder to Alice his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 1 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (222).

Bray (Robert de), spurrier and moneyer.—To be buried in the church of S. Martin within Ludgate, where Agnes his first wife lies buried. Bequests to the said church for lights, &c., and provision made for chantries therein. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his tenements for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the aforesaid church. Dated London, Wednesday the Eve of the Ascension [6 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (224).

Turk (William), senior, fishmonger.—To be buried according to the directions of John Asshewell, a monk of the same place (sic). Also to the convent of the same monastery (sic) he leaves one hundred marks of silver. To the convent of the Monastery of S. Mary de Suthwerk he leaves for pious uses the sum of ten pounds which is due to him for Waddon (fn. 89) (pro quadam impensione de Waddon) from Adam de Hoghton, rector of the church of Croydon; and also a shop in the parish of S. Margaret de Briggestret. Further bequests to Sir Richard, the parish chaplain of the church of S. Mary Magdalen de Suthwerk, the work of London Bridge, the work of the church of S. George near Estchepe, &c. Dated within the cloister of the Monastery of S. Mary de Suthwerk, 4 February, A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (225).

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

Sallowe (William), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon. To Alice his wife he leaves his leasehold interest in certain shops in Cordewanerstret and Watlyngstret, provided she remain unmarried. The Master of the House of S. Thomas aforesaid appointed guardian of John, son and heir of John Costantyn; and if the said John die during minority, the said Master is to have the custody of Idonia, daughter of the aforesaid John Costantyn, he finding surety for the same in the Chamber of the Guildhall according to the custom. Thomas de Salowe his brother mentioned. Children mentioned, but not named. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (240).

Balton (Roger de).—Bequests to the church of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche. To Johanna his wife lands and tenements at Lamberdeshull, parish of S. Peter the Less, in Sopereslane, parish of S. Antonin, and in the parish of S. Peter de Cornhull, for life; remainder to William and Richard his brothers. The residue of his goods to be divided into two equal parts, one part to go to his aforesaid wife, and the other to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 23 October, A.D. 1361.—Notwithstanding the premises, he further leaves to the aforesaid church of S. Mary de Aldermariecherche a tenement which he jointly acquired with others from Sir William de Bukby, rector of the said church, situate in Cordewanerstret in the same parish. Roll 89 (241).

Sadelyngstanes (Hugh de), Recorder of London.—To be buried in the church of S. John Zakary, to which church he leaves a sum of money. William de Strother, Mayor of the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to be guardian of John his son, and of tenements in Basingeshawe and in the Poultry, during minority, so that the said William pay to Isabella his wife two hundred marks for the marriage of his said son. Also to his said son he leaves all the aforesaid tenements in tail; remainder to Adam his son. To his aforesaid wife for life a tenement in the parish of S. John Zakary; remainder to his said sons in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. His vestment of velvett to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Botolph [17 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (242).

Macchyng (William de), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Acon. Provision made for chantries in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Richard his father, Cristina his mother, James le Botiller and Agnes, wife of the same, and others. Bequests to six of the poorest of his family at Macching; (fn. 90) to the Prior and Convent of S. Mary without Bisshoppesgate for pittance; to various orders of friars; to each anchorite of London; the lazars without Suthwerkbarre and at Hakeneie, &c. To Alice de Warlee and Isabella her daughter, Laurence Constable, and others he makes bequests of money or chattels. To Alianora his wife, by way of dower of all his movables, he leaves sixty pounds sterling, a cup called "Note," cups of silver and mazer, silver spoons; also her entire chamber, with chalons, sheets, &c., and all his vessels and chests. To Christina and Isabella his daughters he leaves sums of money and household chattels, comprising a large chest standing in his parlour, silver spoons with silver-gilt acorns, silver cups with swords on the bottom (cum gladiis in fundo), &c. Also to Alianora his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. John de Walbrok for life; remainder to his next heir. The residue of his goods to be divided into two parts, one to go to his aforesaid wife, and the other to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, 22 May, A.D. 1349. Roll 89 (243).

Kyngham (Lapin de), carpenter.—To Emma his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns for life, and all his goods and chattels, provided she remain unmarried and chaste; remainder to pious uses. Richard de Causton, mercer, mentioned as one of his executors. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1359. Roll 89 (244).

Patrik (Richard).—To be buried in the church of S. Benedict de Grascherch. To William his son and Emma his daughter he leaves silver and mazer cups, &c. To Alice his wife his tenement in Grascherchestret and parish of S. Benedict aforesaid for life, subject to a term of years held by Richard Durhulle; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 17 December, A.D. 1360. Roll 89 (245).

Cori (Richard), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Leonard in Estchepe. To William and John his sons certain rents in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid in successive tail; remainder to his right heirs. Edith his wife appointed his principal executor. Dated London, Thursday, 7 August, A.D. 1343.


Whereupon came John Utlicote, draper, and put his claim upon the said testament.

Roll 89 (246).

Gilbert (John), "bakere."—To be buried in the church of S. Brigid before the image of S. Katherine which he gave to the chapel of S. Mary in the said church. To Margery his wife he leaves his tenement in Fletestret for life; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul, the souls of Margery his wife and others. Dated London, Friday, the Feast of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361]. Roll 89 (247).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.].

Passele (Edmund de), Knt.—To be buried in the new chancel of the church of Smethe. (fn. 91) All his tenements in London near Oldefisshstret to be sold for payment of debts and for pious uses. Johanna his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated Smethe, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (255).

Lacer or Lacier (Richard (fn. 92) ), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter de Bromlegh. (fn. 93) To Isabella his wife his tenement near Eldefisshstret for life, with remainder to Richard his son in tail; also an adjoining tenement and a shop in the parish of S. Michael le Quern in fee. Also to his said wife a tenement in parish of S. Mary de Aldermannebury and a seld in Soperlane for life; remainder to his aforesaid son in tail. His tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherch to be sold for pious and charitable uses. To his aforesaid son he leaves all his tenements in the parishes of S. Laurence, Old Jewry, and S. Nicholas at the Shambles. Dated Bromlegh, Sunday the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1361].


Whereupon came William Brun, Alice, wife of the same, and Katherine, wife of John atte Pole, and put their claim upon the aforesaid testament as to tenements therein devised.

Roll 89 (256).

Lacer or Lacier (Richard).—Also to Isabella his wife he leaves the wardship and marriage of Richard his son, together with all rents, tenements, &c., belonging to the said son, during minority. Certain rents issuing from a seld in Soperlane, and from a tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermannebury, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the parish church of Bromlegh in the diocese of Rochester. Dated Bromlegh, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1361.


Whereupon came William Brun, Alice, wife of the same, and Katherine, wife of John atte Pole, and put their claim upon the aforesaid testament, &c.

Roll 89 (257).

Lacer or Lacier (Isabella, relict of Richard, late mercer).—To be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of Bromlegh in the diocese of Rochester. To Agnes, late wife of John, son of Richard her late husband, she leaves her tenement in the parish of S. Peter near Oldefishstret for life; remainder to William Randolph her son for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Houses in the parish of S. Michael le Quern to be also sold for similar uses. Dated Thursday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (258).

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

Martyn (John) de Asshe, co. Kent.—To Richard his son the reversion of his tenement in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane after the decease of Felicia his wife, on condition that the said Richard maintain two fitting chaplains for the good of his soul, the souls of Felicia aforesaid, Juliana his late wife, and others; one of the said chaplains to celebrate in the church of S. Michael aforesaid, and the other in the church of Asshe. Dated London, 8 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (262).

Guldeford (Robert de), draper.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Augustine aforesaid for life; remainders to Henry his son, Rosia, Matilda, and Margery his daughters, in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. His wife appointed guardian of his aforesaid children during minority. Dated London, 12 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (263).

Guldeford (Johanna, relict of Robert de, late draper).—To be buried near her late husband. To Henry her son and Rosia her daughter she leaves sums of money and household chattels, comprising beds, pots, pans, a Bykere, &c. Guardians appointed for her said children. The residue of her goods to be devoted to pious uses in the church of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate. Dated London, 27 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (264).

Monday the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.].

Michael, (fn. 94) unworthy minister of the Church in London.—To be buried at the entrance of S. Paul's Church. Directions for funeral obsequies; bequests for marriage portions for poor girls, to poor householders, more especially bondmen (nativis (fn. 95) ) of the Bishop of London, and others. The sum of one hundred pounds to be devoted to the maintenance of poor scholars of the civil and canon law at Oxford for the space of four years, and twenty pounds to their master. Bequests to religious houses at Lesnes, (fn. 96) Chesthunte, (fn. 97) Wykes, (fn. 98) Stratford, (fn. 99) Berdene, (fn. 100) and Thele. (fn. 101) To the Chamber of London ten pounds, and a similar sum for repair of roads in Essex. To Michael Fre he leaves his books on the civil law and his own magnum opus, called a concordance of law and canons; also an entire suit of armour, a missal without music, a small Bible, three silver dishes, salts, a Byker called "Katherine," an amice, cope, &c. To Thomas, brother of the said Michael, to each of his servants, to Richard de Ambraslee, John de Cauntebrigg, fishmonger, and others, he leaves sums of money and household goods; and to his successor his best mitre and pontifical ring. He further leaves the sum of two thousand pounds for the foundation of a house according to the ritual of the Carthusian Order in a place commonly called "Neuchirchehawe," where there is a church of the Annunciation of the B.V. Mary, which place and patronage he acquired from Sir Walter de Manny; (fn. 102) and he leaves to the said house when complete divers basins for use at the high altar, a silver vessel enamelled for containing the Host, his best silver stoup (meliorem stopam) for the holy water, with sprinkler, silver bell, &c., as well as all his rents and tenements in London. Also he leaves one thousand marks, to be placed in a chest to stand in the treasury of S. Paul's, for advancing loans upon security to different persons according to their degree; thus a poor man of the lower orders might borrow ten pounds; the dean and greater canons, twenty pounds; the bishop, forty or forty-five pounds; and other nobles or burgesses of the City, twenty pounds. Dated X. Kal. June [23 May], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (272).

Beaumes (Gerard de), tailor.—To Alice his wife for life a tenement in S. Andrew Huberdlane, parish of S. Dionisius de Grascherch; remainder to John Lucie, "taillour," his servant, so that the said John, his heirs and assigns, pray for his soul and the souls of John his father, Beatrix his mother, Ella his late wife, and others. Dated London, 20 February, 35 Edward III. [A.D. 1360-1], A.D. 1341 (sic). Roll 89 (273).

Neweman (William).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepelgate. His tenement called "le ledenporch" in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid to be sold to pay his debts. To Cecilia his wife his dwelling-house in the same parish for life; remainder to William his son. Dated London, Wednesday, viz., 17 November, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (275).

Rous (Alan).—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Andrew upon Cornhull. To Alice his wife for life all his lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, 30 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (276).

Langele (Adam), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas in the Shambles. To Emma his wife for life his tenement situate at the corner of Pestcostlane (fn. 103) (sic), parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid; remainder to John his son for life; remainder to the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the said church of S. Nicholas. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (278).

Fulham (Thomas de) de Plumstede.—To be buried before the altar of B.V. Mary in the church of Plumstede. To Thomas and John his sons a shop in Briggstret, parish of S. Magnus the Martyr, and rents in the parish of S. Michael de la Crokedelane, in successive tail; remainder as to the said shop in trust for sale for pious uses, and as to the aforesaid rents, to John Arderne, fishmonger, to whom also he leaves his cellar called "Drynkewaterres-taverne" situate in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid. Also to the said John his son one hundred shillings quitrent in Tamisestret, parish of S. Michael aforesaid, in tail; remainder to the aforesaid Thomas in tail; remainder to pious uses. John Arderne appointed guardian of his said sons and of their goods during minority. Dated Plumpstede, 26 September, A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (279).

Stable (John), mercer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Laurence in the Jewry. To Richard and Thomas his sons and to Isabella his daughter in successive tail he leaves his tenement in the lane and parish of S. Laurence aforesaid; remainder to the infant with which Johanna his wife is enceinte. Also to his said children a tenement in Colemanstret and the moiety of a shop in Sopereslane. Certain sums of money which he also leaves to his children are to remain in the hands of John Dallyng and John Wysebech his apprentices to trade withal, and one moiety of the profits is to go to his said wife for the maintenance of his children during minority, and the other to be kept by the said apprentices for their trouble. Dated London, 12 December, A.D. 1360.

Roll 89 (280).

Warlee (Alice de).—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr. To Thomas her son all her tenements in the City of London in tail; remainder to Elianora, wife of Ralph de Lynne. Dated at her dwelling-house in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid the morrow of the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March], A.D. 1356.

Roll 89 (281).

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

Atte Wode (Richard) de Herlawe. (fn. 104) —To be buried in the parish church of Herlawe. To Sir John Clobbe, chaplain, William Aylmer, Walter, son of John Campioun, and John Page, he leaves a tenement called "Redebachous" (fn. 105) in S. Clement's Lane. Dated III. Nones October [13 Oct.], A.D. 1361. Roll 89 (287).

Middelton (John de), clerk.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wengham. (fn. 106) To Robert Hanley his kinsman he leaves all his tenements, shops, and rents in Kyrenlane, parish of S. James de Garlekhithe. Dated at Calais, (fn. 107) 2 September, 34 Edward III. [A.D. 1360].


Whereupon came Thomas de St. Alban and put his claim upon the aforesaid testament.

Roll 89 (294).

Lambourne (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of Polsted. (fn. 108) His tenement and rent in the parish of S. Audoen near Crychech (fn. 109) he leaves to his executors for the purpose of raising a marriage portion for Johanna his daughter; the residue to pious uses. Elizabeth his wife mentioned. Dated at Polsted, Saturday next before the Feast of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1361.

Roll 89 (295).


The Bokell of it was of ston


The mordaunt, wrought in noble gise, Was of a stone full precious, The barres were of gold full fine, Upon a tissue of sattine; Full heavie, great, and nothing light In everiche was a besaunt wight. A girdel ful riche for the nanes Of perry and of precious stanes.


An haberdasher and a carpenter, A webbe, a dyer, and a tapisser.

Footnotes

1 1 Or farrier. The ordinances of the Farriers (Articuli Mareschallorum) are set out in Riley's 'Memorials,' pp. 292-295, from Letter-Book G of the City Records, fol. 130 b.
2 2 Or the thirtieth day after his decease, when a commemorative service was commonly held, known as the "month's mind."
3 3 Marculus=a hammer.
4 1 A devise to a widow of an estate in fee, contrary to the custom.
5 2 Dunmow, co. Essex.
6 3 S. Vedast or Vaster.
7 1 See note supra, p. 15.
8 1 Latin name for Low Sunday or the Sunday next after Easter Day; so called from the introit. Cf. a deed dated die martis post fecstum quod cantatur quasi modo geniti—Hust. Roll 76 (171).
9 2 Grandson of Nicholas de Farndon, Alderman of the ward of that name, whose will appears in Part I. of this Calendar, p. 397. Stow confounds these two individuals; and this confusion becomes worse confounded by the present editor having in Part I. wrongly called the testator "son" of the former Nicholas instead of "grandson," he being son of Roysia his daughter. The mistake is placed among the Errata, and is also corrected in the Index to Part I.
10 1 See note supra, p. 15.
11 2 Triennale, Tricennale, Tricenarium, and Trentale all denote an office of thirty masses.
12 1 Anvil.
13 2 A similar will of the testator is preserved among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral, to which an indenture is attached, giving an inventory of the various books, ornaments, and articles of furniture assigned by the testator to the Almonry of S. Paul's. (Appendix to Ninth Report, Hist. MSS. Commission, p. 47 b.)
14 1 More commonly known as S. Nicholas Olave. The double dedication is curious in connexion with churches in the City of London. Cf. the church of SS. Anne and Agnes, to which was annexed that of S. John Zachary, near Aldersgate.
15 1 Banilus, "Officialis minor Ballivo, quasi Vice-ballivus" (Du Cange). From the same authority, however, we learn that aquamanile denotes the basin wherein the priest washes his hands after mass, as well as the ewer from which water is poured over his hands. One is tempted to think that this is what is meant by the testator.
16 2 It was to a Bartholomew Guidonis de Castilon, merchant of London, conjointly with Adam de St. Ive of London, draper, that Edward III., in the thirty-third year of his reign, granted all his money exchanges and the making of gold and silver coin and plate throughout the kingdom, for the space of one year (City Records, Letter-Book G, fol. 79 b; printed in Rymer's 'Fœdera,' vol. iii. part i. p. 450).
17 1 William Elsing, whose will is enrolled in Part I. p. 562.
18 2 The sixth book of Decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII. to the five books of Pope Gregory IX., was known as Sextus or Sextus Decretalium, and this appears to be the subject of the bequest. (See Part I. p. 607 n.)
19 1 The rosary was commonly composed of 165 beads, 150 of which represented Aves and 15 Paternosters. The latter, called "gaudes" or "gaudees," were of a larger size than the rest, and so arranged as to make one Paternoster come after every ten Aves. According to Riley ('Memorials,' p. 455) the term is derived from Latin gaude or gaudete = "rejoice," in allusion to S. Luke i. 14, where the angel foretells to Zacharias the birth of John the Baptist, saying, "And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth."
20 2 I can make nothing else out of the original, and can only conjecture the words may mean books with coloured illustrations.
21 3 Or the Hospital of S. Julian, founded by two merchant brothers, temp. Henry III. The patronage and mastership were given by Edward III., at the instance of his Queen Philippa, to the Provost and Fellows of Queen's College, Oxford, which she had founded (Tanner's 'Notit. Monast.,' p. 167).
22 4 Breastplates (?).
23 5 A kind of headpiece.
24 6 Probably a movable front to a helmet for purposes of ventilation. (See Part I. p. 484, notes 1 and 2.)
25 7 Or haketon, a quilted jacket worn sometimes under armour.
26 1 According to the return made by the Brewers' Company to the Commissioners in 1884, they were not incorporated by charter till 1445.
27 2 Stow relates how in 1349 Sir Walter Manny bought a piece of land "lying in a place called Spittle Cross, because it belonged to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, since that called the New Churchhaw," for the purpose of a burial-ground; this chapel was probably connected with it.
28 1 Wethersfield (?).
29 2 A scoop for holding holy water, Fr. bénitier.
30 3 The patron saint of the water-carriers or "water laders" (Part I. p. 509, note 1).
31 1 A limitation upon a fee simple!
32 1 Ospring or Awsprenge, near Faversham, co. Kent. A hospital founded circa A.D. 1235, and afterwards given by Henry VIII. to St. John's College, Cambridge.
33 1 S. Andrew atte Knappe, or Undershaft, near Aldgate; so called from a long shaft or maypole which used at one time to be erected before it on every May Day. The church was also known as that of S. Andrew upon Cornhill—Hust. Roll 21 (67).
34 2 Sible Hedingham, co. Essex.
35 1 Among clothes seized in satisfaction of a debt due to London merchants in 1319, we find "one vermilion cheker, value 4 marks" (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 131).
36 1 See Part I. p. 692, note 1.
37 2 Or gardccorps, a sort of vest.
38 3 Co. Suffolk (?).
39 1 Probably meaning cornmonger. See Part I. p. 533, note 3.
40 2 S. Owen or Ewin, near the Shambles.
41 3 Or "Natives"; the "Native" was one born in bondage, the "Bondman" being so by contract, and the "Villein" being bound to service, as belonging to the land. The female appellation of the nativus was "neif"; that of the male has not survived; "serf" is perhaps the nearest term. See a claim made by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, upon certain bondmen who were runaways and sought to be admitted to the freedom of the City (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 23, whence this note is taken).
42 1 The custom of the City restraining a man from leaving to his wife a greater estate than one for life appears to have been not always observed.
43 1 Budge Row.
44 2 Mercator equorum.
45 3 Meaning probably S. Thomas de Acon.
46 1 Co. Norfolk or Suffolk.
47 2 Tapestry hangings probably placed as high or low as the back (dorsum).
48 3 A cushion or cloth for banks (or benches).
49 4 Provincial Prior of the Preaching Friars or Dominicans. The University of Oxford conferred a Doctor's degree upon him, and the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London, by letter to Pope Urban V. in 1364, bore testimony to his good qualities (Letter-Book G, fol. 139 b; printed in 'Calendar of Letters from the Mayor, &c., 1350-1370').
50 5 A thick stuff much used for blankets and coverlets.
51 6 For a similar instance of a widow resuming her maiden name, see p. 9 n.
52 1 The advowson of the church of S. Laurence Jewry was granted to Balliol College by Hugh de Vienne, Canon of S. Martin's le Grand, temp. Edward I.—Hust. Roll 23 (79).
53 2 Chasuble, the uppermost of the vestments worn by the priest when celebrating. In form it was conical, with a hole in the centre just large enough to allow the head to pass through.
54 3 Meaning probably carda, cadas, or carduus, a silken stuff of poor quality, used for inferior purposes (Rock, 'Textile Fabrics,' p. 30).
55 4 Alb, an ecclesiastical garment reaching to the feet, usually made of fine white linen, whence its name. It was furnished with apparels, i.e., needlework ornamentations.
56 5 A narrow band worn over the neck by priests and deacons.
57 6 Or fanon, an embroidered scarf worn over the left arm of a priest; sometimes termed a maniple. It was usually of the same suit as the stole and the parures of the amice and alb.
58 7 Or amyce, a rectangular piece of fine linen suspended over the shoulders of the clergy and fastened by strings.
59 1 Great and Little Bedwyn.
60 1 One identical in name, if not in person, was Mayor in 1350.
61 2 A sarplar or pocket of wool=half a sack or forty tods.
62 1 Near Barnet, co. Middlesex.
63 1 Of Compostella in Galicia, Spain.
64 2 Or Girdle of Riches, one made of costly material studded with precious stones, such as Chaucer describes in his translation of the 'Romance of the Rose':—
65 3 A maker of tapestry and carpets. The ordinances of those engaged in the craft are to be found in Riley's 'Memorials' (p. 178). Among his pilgrims Chaucer mentions (Prologue):—
66 1 When four orders of friars mendicant are mentioned, they are the Preaching Friars, the Minors, the Augustine Friars, and the Carmelites, the Crossed or Crutched Friars being omitted.
67 2 To planish=to condense, smooth, and toughen by light blows of a hammer; to polish or planish silver goods or tin plate (Ogilvie's 'Imp. Dict.' s.v.).
68 3 S. Dunstan being the patron saint of the goldsmiths of London.
69 4 Or de Acon, situate in the Poultry.
70 1 = of the new work.
71 1 Fetter Lane.
72 2 S. Audoen, Owen, or Ewin.
73 1 Botolph's Town, or Boston, co. Linc.
74 1 Edmonton, co. Middlesex.
75 1 Large candles used at funeral obsequies or "mortuaries" (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 302 n.).
76 2 Or Bysham Montagu, co. Berks, where a priory of Augustinian canons was founded by William Montagu, Earl of Salisbury, in 1338, still known as Bisham Abbey, on the Thames opposite Great Marlow.
77 3 Winkfield, co. Berks.
78 1 "The church of the Grey Friars has disappeared as completely as that of the Black Friars, its site being now partly a cemetery and partly covered by the modern Christ Church, Newgate Street" (Loftie's 'Hist. of London,' vol. i. p. 235).
79 2 See note supra, p. 22.
80 1 Part I. p. 500.
81 1 "The Cat and Fiddle": the mention of this sign thus early effectually disposes of the suggestion that it is derived from a certain Caiton fidèle, a staunch Protestant in the reign of Queen Mary.
82 1 S. Vedast or Foster Lane.
83 1 Probably a tall glass set in gold or silver, or it may be a gold or silver vessel modelled after the fashion of one of glass. (See the will of Richard Costantyn, Part I. p. 482.)
84 1 Great Yarmouth.
85 1 "Then is Conyhope Lane, of old time so called of such a sign of three conies hanging over a poulterer's stall at the lane's end" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 99).
86 2 Scalding House, Scalding Wick, or Scalding Alley; situate near the Stocks Market, and called so from poulterers scalding and dressing their poultry there (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 82).
87 3 See note Part I. p. 147.
88 4 Ging - joiberd - laundry, otherwise Butsbury, co. Essex. Whence the name is derived it is difficult to say. Ging is supposed to be identical with A.-S. in[g], signifying a meadow, e. g., Ingatestone; and laund is defined as an open field without wood. As to the combination Joyberd-laundry, Morant in his history of the county of Essex (vol. ii. p. 48) declares his inability to account for it.
89 1 A village near Croydon.
90 1 Matching, co. Essex.
91 1 Smeeth, co. Kent.
92 2 A Richard le Lacer appears as Alderman of Farringdon Ward in a deed purporting to convey property in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate in 1335—Hust. Roll 63 (44)—or within a year of the decease of Nicholas de Farndon, who, as we have seen, devised the aldermanry of that ward to John de Pulteney (Part I. p. 398). Whether the latter became thereby alderman of the ward de facto it is hard to say. He could only have been so for a very short time. That he was not an alderman at the time of his decease we may conjecture from no mention of his aldermanry having been made in his will (Part I. pp. 609-10). The election of Richard Lacer is not recorded, but he continued to be Alderman of Farringdon till long after Pulteney's death, his resignation taking place in 1357, when John de Chichester was elected in his place (City Records, Letter-Book G, fol. 66).
93 3 Bromley, co. Kent.
94 1 Michael de Northburgh, Archdeacon of Suffolk and Canon of S. Paul's; elected Bishop of London 22 April, 1354; ob. 9 September, 1361. His will, with fragment of seal attached, is preserved among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral, and an abstract of it is printed in the Appendix to the Ninth Report of the Hist. MSS. Com., p. 47 b.
95 2 See note supra, p. 33.
96 3 Co. Kent.
97 4 Co. Herts.
98 5 Or Sopwicke, co. Essex.
99 6 Stratford Langthorne, co. Essex.
100 7 Or Bierdon, co. Essex.
101 8 Stansted le Thele, or St. Margarets, co. Herts.
102 1 When the Black Death was raging in 1349 he purchased a parcel of land lying in a place called "Spittle Cross," from its belonging to S. Bartholomew's Hospital, afterwards called "New Church Haw," and caused the same to be consecrated for a burial-ground. In 1371 he also caused a house of Carthusian monks to be built there, and to be called the "Salutation" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 161). The church here mentioned is referred to as the chapel of Neucherchehaw in West Smythfeld in the will of Richard atte Moure, supra, p. 26.
103 1 Pentecost Lane.
104 1 Harlow, co. Essex.
105 2 Red bake-house, unless it be "Redebathous" = Red bath-house.
106 3 Wingham (?), co. Kent.
107 4 It is noteworthy that Calais was reserved to King Edward III. by the Peace of Bretigni, signed 8 May, 1360.
108 5 Polstead, co. Suffolk.
109 6 The church of S. Audoen, Owen, or Ewin was in later times given by Henry VIII. towards the erection of Christ Church, Newgate (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 128).