Wills
36 Edward III (1362-3)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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64-75

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'Wills: 36 Edward III (1362-3)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 64-75. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66903 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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ANNO 36 EDWARD III.

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

Gloucestre (John, son of John de), fishmonger.—Bequest to the high altar of the church of S. Mary Mountenhaut. His lands and tenements at Saltwharf he leaves to Stephen de Longgoveye and John Graveneye, so that they maintain two perpetual chaplains in the said church of S. Mary. Certain lands and tenements in Wyvenelane and Oldefisshstrete to be sold for pious uses. Dated Jernemuth, (fn. 1) Friday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (1).

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

Grofhurst (Henry de), Rector of the church of Horsmondenn. (fn. 2) —To be buried in the chancel of S. Margaret at Horsmonden. To the church of S. Mary de Begeham, (fn. 3) the canons of the same, and to Thomas atte Forde de Begham all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret in Briggestret and S. Botolph near Billynggesgate for the maintenance of a chantry for the soul of Richard de Grofhurst his brother and others in the church of S. Mary at Horton, (fn. 4) near Derteford. Also to the said Thomas atte Forde he leaves all his lands and tenements at Grascherche, parish of All Hallows, and elsewhere in trust for pious uses. Dated Sunday next before the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.], A.D. 1361.


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

Roll 90 (5).

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

Salesbury (Agnes, formerly wife of Adam (fn. 5) de), and afterwards wife of John Hamond, (fn. 6) both being pepperers.—To be buried in the tomb of Adam [de] Salesbury her former husband in the church of S. Mary de Bothawe. A certain tenement in the parish of S. Swithin in Candelwykstret to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church for the good of her soul and the souls of her aforesaid husbands. One moiety of the residue of her goods to go to Thomas her son, and the other to be devoted to pious uses. Dated Thursday, 7 October, A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (8).

Grooz (Alianora, late wife of Oliver le).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche before the altar of S. Nicholas. To Sir Thomas de Cokefeld she leaves certain houses in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of H. Trinity [23 May], A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (9).

Cortenhale (Richard de), the King's Sergeant-at-Arms.—To be buried in the church of the Friars Hermit of the Augustinian Order. (fn. 7) Certain tenements in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshoppesgate to be sold for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice de Poynton and others. To Margaret his wife , by way of dower and in satisfaction of all claims, as well as for the maintenance of Johanna his daughter, he leaves tenements in the parish of S. Bartholomew (Botolph?) aforesaid and elsewhere; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Also to his aforesaid daughter one hundred marks for her marriage. Dated London, the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.], A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (10).

Montkoy (Henry), fishmonger.—To Isabella his wife his brewhouse, &c., at Quenehethe, parish of S. Michael, to hold for life by way of dower; remainder to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. James de Garlekhethe. Also to his said wife houses and shops in the parishes of S. James aforesaid and S. Michael de Paternostercherch so long as she remain unmarried; remainder to Roger his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his said son he leaves his house in S. Martin Orgar Lane, parish of S. Laurence in Candelwykstret, and the moiety of a shop in Briggestret, parish of S. Magnus, in tail; remainders over to John his son and to pious uses. To Katherine his daughter shops in the parish of S. James aforesaid. Dated at his dwelling-house at Garlekhethe, Wednesday next after Feast of S. Michael [29 Sept.], A.D. 1342. Roll 90 (11).

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

Bristoll (Cecilia, relict of John de, late butcher).—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles near the tomb of her late husband. To the executors of Cecilia, former wife of John de Bristoll, late butcher, she leaves certain shops for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid for the good of her soul, the souls of John de Bristoll aforesaid and Cecilia his wife, Walter, son of the said Cecilia, Nicholas de Bristowe, and others. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Sebastian [20 Jan.], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (20).

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

Rycher (Thomas), chaplain.—To be buried in the churchyard of H. Trinity the Great. Bequests to the said church and canons of the same; to John Rycher his kinsman, Margery and Loyssa Rycher, Mabel and Matilda Rycher. To the Prior and Convent of the church of H. Trinity he leaves tenements, a wharf, &c., in the parishes of S. Mary atte Hull, H. Trinity the Great, and S. Botolph without Algate. Further bequests to various religious orders, as well as to Master John de Cantebregg, William de Wardon, and others. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], A.D. 1360. Roll 90 (23).

Monday next before F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].

Kedyngton (Geoffrey de), Rector of the church of S. Dunstan West.—To be buried in the choir of his church. To William de Sutton and Roger de Bromley, clerks, he leaves his tenement in Fletestrete. Dated at his tenement in Fletstrete, 27 May, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (32).

Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].

Oxon (John de), marshal.—To Johanna his wife a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's for life; remainder in trust for sale for payment of debts, &c., and the residue to be divided among his children. Dated 4 February, 31 Edward III. [A.D. 1356-7]. Roll 90 (36).

Mauduyt (William), Rector of the church of Herthull (fn. 8) in the diocese of York.—His tenement called "Blakehalle" in Wodestrete, parish of S. Michael, to be sold for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of John, late Earl of Surrey, William his father, Matilda his mother, Sir Thomas his brother, and others. His burgage situate in the street called "Wynchestrestrete," in the parish of S. Thomas the Martyr in the city of New Sarum, to be sold, and a portion of the proceeds to go to the wife and children of William Harpedene. Dated at Exton (fn. 9) in the diocese of Winchester, 1 December, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (37).

Manschhipe (Alexander), weaver.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Stanyngcherch in the tomb where Agnes his mother was buried. To Avelina his wife he leaves certain tenements in Martlane for life; remainders over to Gunnora his daughter and to Margery her daughter (subject to an annual charge paid to John his son) for their lives; remainder to Katherine his daughter for life, with further remainders to Richard, John, and Matilda her children. His aforesaid wife is charged with the expenses of keeping his obit, maintenance of certain chantries, &c. Dated London, Friday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.], 23 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].

Roll 90 (39).

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

Wynchecombe (Richard de), armourer.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Accon near the Conduit. To Agnes his wife all his lands, rents, and tenements in the parish of S. Dionisius and elsewhere, within the City of London or without, for life; remainder to his children in equal portions; remainder in default of heirs of their bodies in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses, John, son of Geoffrey de Wynchecombe, being preferred as purchaser of the same. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Boniface [5 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (40).

Brocher (Peter), pouchmaker.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardoncherchawe." To Margery his wife he leaves a certain tenement in the parish of S. Stephen Colemannestret for life; remainder to the Fraternity of the Blessed Mary in the said church of S. Mary le Bow in aid of two chantries in the said church. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of S. Edward the King [5 Jan.?], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (42).

Berkyngg (William de), goldsmith.—To Cristina his wife he leaves a shop in the Goldsmithery, London, for life; remainder to his infant en ventre sa mère. To John his son the reversion of his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Michael in Wodestret. Dated London, 4 August, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (44).

Atte Stone (Lucy, formerly wife of John).—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles near the tomb of her late husband. Her tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid to be devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church. Dated London, 16 May, A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (44).

Renham (Robert de), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas de Coldabbeye. To John Bernes and Katherine, wife of the same, he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid. The residue of his goods to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to go to Johanna his wife, a second to be divided among his children in equal portions, and the third part to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 6 June, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (45).

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

Shirwode or Shirewode (Robert de).—To be buried in the church of S. Edmund de Lumbardestret. To Margery his wife all his lands and tenements in the City of London and in Suthwerk for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses in the aforesaid church. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (57).

Mountkoy (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. James de Garlekhuth. To Katherine his sister a certain shop for life; remainder over. To Isabella, wife of Thomas Sharnebrok, a brewery in the parish of S. Michael de la Quenehuthe for life; remainder over. Thomas de Ware and John Whytyng to hold a shop in Briggestrete for one year from the date of his will without paying any rent. Roger Mountkoy his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (58).

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

Hotot (Nicholas), woolmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Swithin in Candelwykstret. To Elizabeth his daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower in tail. To Nicholas his son the residue of his tenements in the City of London, subject to dower of Johanna his wife, who is appointed guardian of his said children, she giving security for the same, as is the custom concerning orphans in London. Dated London, 4 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (69).

Blundel (Thomas), Rector of the church of S. Stephen de Walbrok.—To Thomas de Welford, junior, draper, certain houses in the parish of S. Michael de Wodestret. To Cecilia, wife of Michael Gerard, "Lumbard," citizen of London, lands, tenements, &c., in street called "Lumbardestret," parish of S. Mary Wolnoth. Dated London, 8 April, A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (70).

Monday next after the Feast of Ascension [26 May].

Garton (John de), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antonin near the tomb of Johanna his wife. A certain tenement in the churchyard of the aforesaid church, situate near a tenement belonging to Johanna his daughter, to be sold for payment of debts, &c. The residue of his goods and chattels he leaves to John his son. Dated London, Monday, viz., the Feast of S. Mark, Evangelist [25 April], A.D. 1362. Roll 90 (79).

Adam, the Rector of the church of S. Mary de Fancherche. (fn. 10) [Vacant space left for insertion of will.]

Roll 90 (79*).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [12 June].

Lynne (Andrew de), "stokfischmonger."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Michael en le Crokedlane. To Johanna his wife and to his children [not named] he leaves a portion of a tenement in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid for their lives; remainder to pious uses. John Lynne his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated Friday next after the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (84).

Roumale (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Athelburga within Bisshoppesgate. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his goods not otherwise disposed of, and a tenement in the Ward of Bisshoppesgate for life; remainder to pious uses in the aforesaid church. Dated Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr [5 Feb.], A.D. 1360. Roll 90 (85).

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

Harpesfeld (John de), corder.—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Margaret, Westminster. All his lands and tenements within the Ward of Dounegate to be sold; and one half of the proceeds to be devoted to payment of debts, and the other half to go to Cristina his wife. Dated Westminster, Monday the Feast of S. Ambrose, Bishop [4 April], A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (90).

Monday next after F. of Translation of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].

Hynton (John de), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Martin in the Vintry. To Isabella his wife all his lands, tenements, &c., for life, and the custody of John his son during minority; remainder to his said son in tail; remainder to pious uses. To Henry de Boresworth, vintner, ten pounds. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle [24 Aug.], 30 Edward III. [A.D. 1356]. Roll 90 (98).

Deynes (Edmund), ironmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon. To Johanna his wife a shop in the parish of the church of Colchirch (sic) for life; remainder to Thomas his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Also to his said son forty pounds. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (108).

Walden (Thomas de), apothecary.—To be buried in the churchyard called "le Pardouncherchawe" of S. Paul, London, near Margery his late wife. Bequests to the church of All Hallows de Honilane; to John Hurlee his servant, John Langelee his apprentice, the five children of John Chaumpneys, various orders of friars, the Canons of H. Trinity, London, the monks of Westminster, &c. To Margaret his daughter, Walter and William his sons, he leaves a tenement in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale. Also to William his son tenements in the Goldsmithery of London in tail; remainder over. To Walter his son in tail tenements in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk, subject to certain payments in aid of chantries in the church of S. Mildred the Virgin in the Poultry; remainder over. Also to his said son he leaves his leasehold interest in certain houses upon Bokelersbury. Further bequests of money and chattels to William de Stanes, Robert de Felsted, the new work of S. Paul's, &c. Dated London, 23 June, A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (114).

Stacy (William).—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Wodestrete. Bequests to the said church, the old and new work of S. Paul's, the Priory of S. Bartholomew in Smythfeld, the Friars Minors of London, &c. Provision made for a chantry in the church of S. Michael aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Margery his wife, William de Swanlond and Johanna, wife of the same, and others. To Margery his wife he leaves two tenements, situate near Ladellane (fn. 11) and Wodestrete in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, for life; remainder to the heirs of his body; remainder in trust for sale for charitable uses. Certain rents in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete to be sold to pay his debts. Further bequests of money and goods to William de Swanlond, Henry Barbour, Thomas Cok, Alice de Codicote, and others. Dated London, Saturday the morrow of the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1361.

Roll 90 (115).

Scot (Johanna, formerly wife of Geoffrey, fishmonger).—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardoncherchehaw." Bequests to the church of S. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fish Market, the Prior and Convent of S. Mary Overhee, the divers orders of friars in London, the hospitals of S. Bartholomew in Smythefeld, S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, S. Thomas Overhee, S. Katherine, S. Giles, and S. James without London, &c. Bequests also of money or goods to Margaret her niece, John de London, parson of the church of S. Antony, John, son of Walter Leyton, Alice Priour, Walter Gayslee, Matthew de Chestre and Agnes, wife of the same, William Wenlok, and others. Her shop in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabey to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated Sunday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (123).

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

Neuton (Thomas de), Rector of the church of S. Michael le Quern.—Certain tenements in la Whitecrouchestret without Cripelgate he leaves to future rectors of the aforesaid church of S. Michael for the maintenance of a chantry in the same. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1359. Roll 90 (136).

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

White (William le), "wodemonger."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew de Castle Baynard. Isabella his wife to have a life interest in a certain messuage; and after her decease the same is to be sold for pious uses. Dated Thursday, 1 April, A.D. 1344. Roll 90 (137).

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

Galeis (Henry).—His tenement called "le Boreshede" in Bredstret, parish of All Hallows, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. To Isabella his wife all his tenement in Fridaystrete for life, so long as she remain a chaste widow; remainder to Richard Galeis his kinsman. Dated London, 26 August, A.D. 1360.

Roll 90 (159).

Andrew, the King's Smith at the Tower. (fn. 12) —To Alice his wife for life his tenement in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns; remainder to David his son and Christiana his daughter in successive tail; remainder to Thomas his brother for life, and after the decease of the said Thomas the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses. No date. Roll 90 (163).

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

Atte Vyne (Peter).—To Henry his son in tail his brewery in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, charged with certain payments to the work of London Bridge, the Abbey of Westminster, and the Prior and Convent of S. Mary de Suthwerk; remainder over to William his younger son and to Alice his daughter in successive tail; remainder to his right heirs. To William his elder son, moneyer, he leaves property adjoining the aforesaid brewery in tail; remainder to his other sons and daughter in successive tail. Also to the aforesaid William his younger son he leaves shops in the lane called "Mengeonlane" (fn. 13) in the aforesaid parish of S. Dunstan in tail, with similar remainders. Dated London, Saturday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan [21 Oct.], A.D. 1348. Roll 90 (170).

Monday next after the Feast of Conception of V. Mary [8 Dec.].

Smelt (Richard), fishmonger.—Provision made for maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Mary Mountenhaut out of rents of tenements in the parishes of S. Dunstan towards the Tower and S. George near Estchepe. To the Chamber of the Guildhall, London, he leaves an annual rent of twenty shillings, so that the Mayor, Aldermen, and Chamberlain for the time being attend and see to the due maintenance of the same. To Richard and Thomas his sons, Elizabeth his daughter, and to the infant with which Margery his wife is enceinte, he leaves divers sums of money. His executors appointed guardians of John, son of John de Gloucestre, committed to his charge by will of the said John the father. (fn. 14) Dated London, 10 May, A.D. 1359. Roll 90 (176).

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

Pounge or Punge (Nicholas), vintner.—To Laurence de Gleisworth and Johanna, wife of the same, his kinswoman, he leaves the tenement which he had acquired from the men of the Ward of Bisschopesgate, situate within the said ward, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Alburga (fn. 15) for the good of his soul, the souls of Katherine his late wife, Robert Cook, and others. In default of the said chantry the aforesaid tenement is to go to the Mayor and Commonalty of London for the maintenance of London Bridge, subject to the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Thomas the Martyr upon the said bridge. Dated London, 8 October, s.a.

Roll 90 (180).

Longe (John), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. James de Garlekhethe. Bequests to the said church, and provision made for a chantry therein; also to divers religious orders, poor hospitelers, poor ankers, poor laseres, &c.; also to Idoyne, Margery, and Katherine his sisters, and Katherine, daughter of the last mentioned; to Hogekyn, son of Jouette his sister, William his vadlet, Ydoyne, daughter of John de Gunwardby, in aid of marriage, and for marriage portions of poor girls throughout the City of London. John Fanyor and wife (son compaignoun) to be relieved of further rent in silver, provided they punctually pay the amount of barley due from them for a certain term according to indentures between them and the testator made. Dated London, III. Kal. May [29 April], A.D. 1361. Roll 90 (184).

Neve (Thomas le).—To John Michel, vintner, a tavern with two solars, a garyt, &c., at the corner of Bredstret, parish of All Hallows, for a term of twenty years next after his decease; remainder to Stephen his son in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, Wednesday the morrow of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], s.a. Roll 90 (185).

Footnotes

1 1 Yarmouth.
2 2 Co. Kent.
3 3 Beigham, parish of Trant, co. Sussex.
4 4 Horton Kirby, near Dartford, co. Kent.
5 5 Or Adam de Sarum, whose will is enrolled Part I. p. 361. Here we have an instance of a woman who has lost two husbands reverting to the name of the first. (See note supra, p. 9.)
6 6 Will enrolled Part I. p. 515.
7 1 The church of the Austin Friars. Stow gives a list of remarkable persons buried there rivalling those buried in the church of the Grey Friars.
8 1 Harthill, co. York.
9 1 Co. Hants.
10 1 Afterwards known as S. Gabriel Fenchurch.
11 1 Beneath Wood Street Compter, says Stow, "is Lad Lane or Ladle Lane, for so I find it of record in the parish of St. Michael Wood Street" ('Survey,' Thoms's ed., p. 110).
12 1 Andree Fabri domini Regis in Turri London.
13 1 Mincing Lane.
14 2 Part I. p. 687. Omitted in abstract.
15 1 S. Ethelburga.