Wills
37 Edward III (1363-4)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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75-82

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'Wills: 37 Edward III (1363-4)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 75-82. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66904 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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ANNO 37 EDWARD III.

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

Dolsely (Symon), pepperer.—To Johanna his wife certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary Wolcherchhawe for life, charged with the annual payment of four pounds of silver to Johanna his daughter, a nun at Berkyng; remainder to Johanna Gisors, daughter of John Gisors, subject to the same charge, in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his wife, Alice his former wife, Adam Sarum, John Hamound, Thomas his son and Agnes his daughter, Symon de Farnham, and others. Also to Johanna his wife tenements in the parishes of S. Michael Paternosterchirche and S. John de Wallebrok for life, with similar remainders. Certain tenements which the testator acquired from John Dolsely, son of Robert Dolsely, and which formerly belonged to Thomas Dolsely, in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrok, are to be sold, and one moiety of the proceeds he leaves to the aforesaid John Dolsely; the other moiety is to remain in the hands of his executors, to be afterwards delivered to the same John Dolsely if his executors deem it desirable. Dated at the manor of Horleston, (fn. 1) 16 October, A.D. 1362. Roll 91 (1).

Crucheffeld (Henry de).—To Johanna his daughter his tenement in the parish of S. Augustine near S. Paul's in tail; remainder to pious uses. No date.


Whereupon came Walter le Hoo, skinner, and Alice, wife of the same, and put their claim upon the above testament as to the tenement therein devised, as being the right of the said Alice.

Roll 91 (6).

Courtray (John), fishmonger.—To Richard his son a tenement in Rethergatelane in tail; remainders over to John his elder son, Leticia, Johanna, and Alice his daughters, and to John his younger son, in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Emma his wife a tenement also in Rethergatelane for life; remainders over to his children in successive tail. Dated London, 8 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 91 (14).

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

Fyge (Peter), fishmonger.—To be buried near the tomb of William Haunsard in the chapel of S. Thomas the Martyr in the church of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To the Preaching Friars of Derteford certain annual quitrents in the parish of S. Martin Orgar. Elena his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 11 October, A.D. 1361. Roll 91 (17).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [28 May].

Hakeneye (Richard, son of Richard de).—To be buried in the church of S. Mary atte Hulle before the great rood. In aid of a chantry in the same church for his father's soul he leaves a shop in the parish of S. Leonard in Estchep. To William Olneye the tenement wherein he dwells. Agnes his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, Thursday the Vigil of the Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1362. Roll 91 (78).

Evatte (Joyce), clerk.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew de Cornhull near the tomb of Johanna his wife. To Agnes his daughter he leaves six marks for her marriage, which together with certain shops and the wardship of his said daughter he wills to remain in the hands of John Hook, to trade withal, until she marry. Also to his said daughter divers brass pots, pans, pieces of tapestry, &c. To Nicholaa his wife he leaves a certain messuage for life by way of dower; remainder to the heirs of her body. In the event of her dying without such heirs, he wills that the said messuage and the shops before mentioned remain in the hands of three trusty citizens, parishioners of S. Andrew aforesaid, who shall put a rent upon them according to the custom of the City, which shall be devoted to the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the said parish church, or else to the maintenance of its fabric and lights therein. Bequest to the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Mary "attenax." (fn. 2) No date. Roll 91 (79).

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

Doket (William), vintner.—To be buried in the choir of the church of S. Leonard in Estchepe near the tomb of Sir John de Licchefeld. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To Cristiana his wife all his goods and tenements, after payment of debts and fulfilment of testament, in trust for pious uses, so long as she remain unmarried; but upon her taking a husband the same are to be divided into two parts, one of which is to go to his said wife, and the other to be divided among John, William, and Robert his sons by Cristiana his wife. Pecuniary bequests to William, Nicholas, John, and Henry his sons, Auncilla his sister, Agnes, daughter of John his father (sic), John Littel, citizen and Alderman, (fn. 3) and others. Dated London, 6 May, A.D. 1361.

Roll 91 (94).

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

Forner (William), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Algate. To Isabella his wife he leaves a tenement with shops and gardens in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale, and one hundred shillings of the proceeds to go to his children and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. To Thomas, John, Margery, and Isabella his children he leaves the sum of forty pounds, to be divided among them in equal portions. To his infant en ventre sa mère ten pounds. Dated A.D. 1360.

Roll 91 (99).

Kestevene (William de), Rector of the church of S. Mary de Northmymmes (fn. 4) in the diocese of Lincoln.—To be buried in the chancel of the said church. His tenement in the parish of S. Olave in Moggewellestret to be sold for pious uses. Dated Northmymmes, 8 September, A.D. 1361. Roll 91 (100).

Porter (fn. 5) (Thomas).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Stephen de Colemanstret. The tenement within which he lies sick, together with the reversion of the dower of Matilda Fraunceys, to be sold for the maintenance of a chantry for one year in the said church of S. Stephen. Dated London, Sunday, 4 June, A.D. 1363.

Roll 91 (101).

Monday next after F. of Trans. of S. Edward, K. and C. [13 Oct.].

Hatfeld (John de), senior, chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Benedict de Grascherche near Isabella and Emma his late wives. To John his son called "Montagu," John de Pountfreit, junior, and others, parishioners of the church aforesaid, he leaves a certain tenement and rents in Grascherche Street in trust for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Benedict aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Isabella and Emma his late wives, John de Stebenhethe, and others; and in default the same is to remain to the Mayor and Commonalty of London for the time being for the maintenance of London Bridge and of a chantry in the chapel of S. Thomas the Martyr thereon. Also to the aforesaid John his son he leaves lands and tenements in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns in tail; remainders to Dionisia his daughter and to Thomas his son in successive tail; remainder to the Mayor and Commonalty for uses aforesaid. Also to his said sons and daughter respectively he leaves other tenements in the parishes of S. Benedict aforesaid, S. Michael in Hoggenelane, S. John Zakari, and elsewhere, among them being le Swan othe hop and le Castel atte hoop, to hold in successive tail, with similar remainder. To Cecilia his wife an annual rent charge for life; remainder over; also the custody of Thomas his son until he arrive at the age of eighteen years, she finding security for the same according to the custom of the City. The custody of Dionisia his daughter he leaves to Robert Kyng, chandler, until she is sixteen years of age. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1363.—He further wills that a newly constructed well with pipe and privy belonging to his old tenement should serve as an easement to his new tenement; and that a gutter of his new tenement should, in return, receive the rain water of the old.

Roll 91 (125).

Bacoun (Richard), "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Michael near Crokedelane. To Juliana his wife he leaves all his tenements in the parish and lane of S. Martin Orgar for life; also all his jewels, silver cups, mazers, and household chattels, as well as the remaining term of service of his several apprentices, to hold the same by way of dower. Divers other tenements in the parish and lane aforesaid, as also in the parishes of S. Laurence near Candelwykstret, S. Olave towards the Tower, and S. Botolph without Bisshoppesgate, to be sold within one year after his decease, and a hundred marks of the proceeds to go to the work of London Bridge, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses and discharge of legacies. Bequests of sums of money to Thomas, Simon, and William his sons, and to Margaret his daughter for her marriage. His wife appointed guardian of his said children and of their property; and in case of her decease before they come of age the aforesaid money is to be placed in the hands of the Chamberlain at the Guildhall, according to the custom of the City relative to orphans. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1363. Roll 91 (127).

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

Holewelle (Robert de).—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of Conewey. To Margaret his wife all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Edmund in Lumbardestret, in Bercheverlane, and also in the vill of Odiham, (fn. 6) to hold the same to her, her heirs and assigns. (fn. 7) Dated at Conewey, Thursday next after the Feast of S. Mary Magdalen [22 July], A.D. 1349.

Roll 91 (137).

Cornhulle (John de), co. Middlesex.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Wylsdon. To Matilda his wife all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Vedast and S. Augustine in the Goldsmithery of London for life; remainder in trust for pious uses. To Alice his daughter he leaves the reversion of certain lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstret; remainder in default of heirs of her body to pious uses. Dated Monday before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin and Martyr [20 July], A.D. 1363. Roll 91 (148).

Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].

Wyrcestre (Elena, late wife of Walter de).—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Berkynggecherche. To Matilda Lucas a tenement in Tower Street in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid. Dated London, 17 June, A.D. 1363.

Roll 91 (149).

Hatfeld (John de), senior, chandler.—To be buried in the church of S. Benedict de Grascherche near the bodies of Isabella and Emma his late wives. To John his son called "Montagu," Bartholomew and Thomas his sons, and Dionisia his daughter, he leaves divers household chattels, including a cup called "Biker" with silver covercle bearing his arms, a mazer called "Montagu," mattresses, testers, bolsters and feather beds, a silver bowl with covercle gilt within and without and enamelled, with ewer to match, a mazer with silver stand bearing figures of S. John and S. Mary on the bottom, silver spoons, &c. Robert Kyng, chandler, to take charge of the aforesaid Dionisia until she arrives at the age of sixteen years, he giving sufficient security before the Mayor and Chamberlain according to the custom of the City of London. Cecilia his wife appointed guardian of Thomas his son until the age of eighteen on the same condition. Dated London, 1 April, A.D. 1363. Roll 91 (156).

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

Huntyngdon (Robert), butcher.—To Amicia his wife all his tenements in Pentecostlane, parish of S. Nicholas [Shambles], a shop in the Shambles of S. Nicholas in the same parish, and two shops in the parish of S. Botolph without Alderesgate, for life; remainder to Robert his son in tail; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, Friday next after the Feast of S. Dionisius [9 Oct.], A.D. 1363. Roll 91 (157).

Godman (Adam).—To be buried before the door of the church of S. Stephen de Colemanstret in the tomb where rests the body of Alice his late wife. To Alice his wife he leaves his share of shops in a certain alley for life; remainder to his infant en ventre sa mère in tail; remainder to the church of S. Stephen aforesaid for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 13 August, A.D. 1363.

Roll 91 (159).

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

Lemman (John), butcher.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Leonard in Estchepe near the tomb of Katherine his late wife. To Nicholaa his wife by way of dower, and before all else to which she may be entitled at his death, he leaves his interest in a certain tenement in Candelwykstret, parish of S. Clement; also a tenement in the parish of S. Andrew Huberd near Estchepe for life; remainder in trust for sale, and one hundred shillings of the proceeds to go to John, son of William Lemman, and the residue to be devoted to the good of his soul. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Matthew, Apostle [21 Sept.], A.D. 1363.

Roll 91 (166).

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

Crege (Stephen).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Nicholas de Strode. (fn. 8) His tenements at Ebegate in the parish of S. Martin Orgar, and in the parish of S. Michael in Crokedelane, to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Henry Welot and others. The chantry priest to be elected by the parishioners of S. Nicholas aforesaid. Dated at Strode, Monday the Vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], s.a.

Roll 91 (174).

Footnotes

1 1 Hurlestone, co. Chester (?).
2 1 Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, S. Ursula, and the 11,000 Virgins, commonly called S. Mary at the Axe from the sign of an axe over against the end thereof; also known as S. Mary Pelliper from a parcel of land in its vicinity belonging to the Skinners' Company. Now united to the church of S. Andrew Undershaft (Newcourt's 'Repertorium,' i. 266).
3 1 Succeeded Adam Frannceys as Alderman of Queenhithe Ward in 1355-6 upon the translation of the latter to the Ward of Lime Street (City Records, Letter-Book G, fol. 40 b). A John Little was also Sheriff 1353-4.
4 2 Co. Herts.
5 3 "Potter" in margin.
6 1 Co. Hants.
7 2 No objection appears to have been taken to this devise, notwithstanding its being contrary to the custom. Similar instances will be found later on.
8 1 Strood, co. Kent.