Wills
18 Richard II (1394-5)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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310-316

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'Wills: 18 Richard II (1394-5)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 310-316. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66936 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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ANNO 18 RICHARD II.

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

Walleworth (Margaret, relict of William, Knt.).—Her tenements near Billyngesgate in Thamisestret in the parish of S. Mary atte Hull, and in Tourstret in the parishes of S. Dunstan and S. Margaret Patyns, as well as in the parishes of S. Alban in Wodestret and S. Giles without Crepulgate and elsewhere, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Mention made of "Lovelane," formerly called "Roppelane," near Billingsgate. Dated London, 12 January, A.D. 1393. Roll 123 (7).

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

Bonauntre (Thomas), "tapicer," of the parish of S. Deonisius de Bakchirche.—To be buried in the porch under the belfry of the said parish church. To Matilda his wife a brewery, bakehouse, shops, and houses in Fanchirchestret at the corner of Martlane in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyng for life, so long as she remain unmarried and chaste; remainder in trust for sale to fulfil his testament concerning his goods and chattels if necessary, and for pious uses in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Agnes his mother, Matilda his wife, and others. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves his tenements in the parishes of S. Deonisius de Bakchirche and S. Mary de Fanchirche for life; remainders to William, John senior, and John junior, his sons, for their several lives; remainder in trust for pious uses. Among the tenements is mentioned a brewery called "le Papegeay" in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid. To Sir William de Calceby, rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Deonisius aforesaid, an annual rent of ten shillings issuing from a brewery and shops called "le Sterre on the hoop," situate in the High Street of the parish of S. Deonisius, for keeping his obit. His feoffees to make a good estate to his aforesaid wife of a life interest in his lands and tenements at Chikewelle and in the parish of Berkyng, co. Essex, with remainder to William his son. John Bonauntre his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 15 April, A.D. 1394. Roll 123 (12).

Eleys (John) de Holborn.—To be buried in the church of S. Andrew in Holborn. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, and Fraternity of S. Sithe (fn. 1) therein; also to Elena, Margaret, and Alice his daughters. To Johanna his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish aforesaid (sic) for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated A.D. 1394. Roll 123 (18).

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

Kyng (William), draper.—Bequests to the vicar and ministers of the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, charged on his tenements called "le Kyngesaleye" in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid and others, for keeping his obit and the obits of Alice his wife, John his father, and William his grandfather in the said church; also to the rector of the church of S. James de Garlekhithe for like purpose. To the Abbot and Convent of S. Osithe, (fn. 2) co. Essex, he leaves two marks annual rent, issuing from a tenement called "la heighous" in Colmanstrete, by way of pittance for the canons. To Alice his wife he gives a life interest in all his tenements and rents in the City of London so long as she remain unmarried and is willing to accept as her share of his movable goods what he bequeaths to her in another testament; otherwise the same are to be sold. Chantries to be maintained in the churches of S. James aforesaid, S. Mary le Bow, S. Stephen in Colmanstrete, and Aldermarychirche, as well as in the houses of the mendicant friars in London. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1393. Roll 123 (40).

Kyng (William), draper.—Testament concerning movable goods and chattels. To Alice his wife, by way of dower and her share of his goods, he leaves two hundred marks of silver and all his utensils and hustilments of house and shop. To the rector and parishioners of the church of S. James de Garlekhithe he leaves a sum of six shillings and eightpence, his book called "le Bible" in French (gallicis compositum), and another book called Liber Regalis, which he wishes to be placed for use in the said church, and to be fastened with chains, like the book before the image of S. Mary de Neuwerk (fn. 3) in S. Paul's, to prevent their removal. A chantry also to be maintained within the said church. To the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete he leaves a psalter. Bequests also to the prisoners in Neugate and the Marshalsea, and the King's Bench at Storteford, Colchestre, Bury, and Canterbury by turn; the nuns of Sopwell, (fn. 4) of Pray (fn. 5) near S. Alban, of Chesthunte, Stratford, Clerkenwell, Halywell, and Kilbourne; the monks of the Carthusian Order near Westsmythfeld; the inmates of divers hospitals; the lepers at le lokes near Suthwerk, "yeveneye" (?) near Hakeneye, and at S. Giles; the Prior and Canons of Bliburgh, (fn. 6) &c.; and to Robert Luton his brother, William Sonyngwell, mercer, and many others. Bequests also to the Abbot and Convent of S. Osithe, (fn. 7) among which is his book called 'Cronicles' in French. Dated London, Monday next after the Invention of H. Cross [3 May], A.D. 1393.

Roll 123 (41).

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

Eynesham (William), pepperer.—To be buried in the churchyard of the New Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate near the tomb of Johanna his late wife. To John Cros, pepperer, shops in the parishes of All Hallows under London Wall, S. Andrew Hubert near Estchepe, and S. Mary de Fancherche, and at the corner of Secollane for life; remainder to John Eynesham, the testator's son, for life; remainder to the prior and convent of the aforesaid hospital for the relief of the sick, and for maintaining a chantry in the chapel called "le Charnel" in the churchyard of the same for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his wife, Robert his father, Alice his mother, and others. Also to John his son a brewery called "le Glene (fn. 8) on the hop" in the parish of S. Michael at Quenhethe, a brewery and shops in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletstret near "Topclyvesyn," others in Westsmythfeld in the parish of S. Sepulchre, a tenement called "le Raven" in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstret, and tenements in Frydastret in the parish of S. John the Evangelist and elsewhere, to hold in tail; remainder to the aforesaid hospital. Dated London, 28 November, A.D. 1391.

Roll 123 (58).

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

Tyderle (John), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Stephen de Walbrok. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and to the Fraternity of Skinners of London. Also to Sir John Broun, rector of the aforesaid church, he leaves forty shillings on condition that he be surveyor of this his testament. His feoffees of a certain tenement in S. Swithin Lane near Candelwykstret are to sell the same as soon as possible, William Framelyngham being preferred purchaser, and the proceeds to be devoted to pious uses. The residue of his goods, after discharge of debts, to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is to go to Alice his wife by way of dower and her share of his goods, another part to be divided equally among his children, and the third part to be devoted to the good of his soul. Dated London, 29 December, A.D. 1393. Roll 123 (87).

Monday next before F. of S. Edward, K. and M. [18 March].

Seman (John), called "Ragenhill," fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Coldabbey, in the same tomb as Johanna his late wife. To Cecilia his wife for life he leaves lands, tenements, and a moiety of a wharf called "le Saltwharff" in the parishes of S. Botolph without Aldrichegate and S. Michael, Queenhithe, on condition that she claim not her dower of his lands and tenements in the Old Jewry and the Fish Market. To Johanna, daughter of Robert Seman his brother, a shop in the Fish Market in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid to hold in tail; remainder to Cecilia his wife for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of his aforesaid wives, and others; and for the repair of highways, charitable gifts to poor fishmongers, &c. To Nicholas Welbergh, late his apprentice, he leaves a shop in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid in the Old Fish Market, charged with a certain payment for the work of the nave of the said church, providing lights, &c. Certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Olave in the Old Jewry to be sold for pious uses in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid. Dated at Westminster, 20 September, A.D. 1394.

Roll 123 (102).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Benedict, Abbot [21 March].

Mokeron (William), brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate before the high cross. Bequests to the said church, to Sir John Porter the rector, and clerks of the same. Bequests to five orders of friars in London for masses. The sum of twenty pence to be given to the poor every week upon Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for one year next after his decease. Three chantry priests to be maintained in the aforesaid church for one year for the good of his soul, the souls of Walter his father, Agnes his mother, and others. Chantries also to be maintained in the chapel of S. Nicholas before the sick in the Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, and in the parish church of Yenge atte Stone, (fn. 9) co. Essex. Bequests for the repair of a certain road between Yenge atte Stone and Brendwode, (fn. 10) called "Stottisbrook" and "Brichwodebrigge"; to the work of S. Paul's; to the Prior, Canons, &c., of the Hospital of S. Mary aforesaid; to John, son of John Mokeron his brother, his servants, and others. Johanna his wife to have a life interest in certain shops in Bisshopisgatestrete. Dated London, 24 December, A.D. 1394.

Roll 123 (103).

Southam (John), "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence de Pulteney. To Margaret his wife rents in the Poultry in the parish of S. Mildred for life; remainder to pious uses. William Prodhome his apprentice to serve his wife so long as she remain unmarried, but to be absolutely free immediately upon her marrying again during his term. Dated London, the morrow of S. James [25 July], A.D. 1382. Roll 123 (116).

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

Wolrich (William), "foundour."—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry in the tomb where lie the remains of his wife. Bequests to Sir Robert Lepere, the vicar of the said church; to the Friars Minors and Carmelites; to the inmates of Newegate and Ludgate, the lazars in the hospitals of S. Giles, S. Thomas de Suthwerk, and Kyngeslond, &c. Provision made for a chantry in the said church of S. Laurence for the good of his soul, the souls of Phelippa his wife and others. To William and John his sons he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Laurence aforesaid as joint tenants for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 28 September, A.D. 1394. Roll 123 (134).

Footnotes

1 1 S. Osithe, Virgin and Martyr. A City church, near that of S. Bennet Sherehog, was dedicated to this saint, now only remembered by "Size Lane."
2 1 According to legendary belief a nunnery dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul was built by S. Osithe or Ositha, daughter of King Frithwald and queen to Sighere, King of the East Saxons, at Crich, co. Essex, where she is said to have lived as a religious, till massacred by the Danes A.D. 653. What is more certain is that an Augustinian priory in her honour was founded at that place by Richard Belmeis, Bishop of London, about the beginning of the twelfth century.
3 1 Of the New Work in contradistinction to the Old Work of S. Paul's.
4 2 Benedictine nunnery near S. Albans.
5 3 An abbot of S. Albans founded a house or hospital for poor sick and leprous women in honour of the Blessed Virgin in the meadows adjoining the abbey. The hospital came thus to be known by the name of "De La Pray," or De pratis juxta S. Albanum.
6 4 Co. Suffolk. A priory of Black Canons, a cell to the Abbey of S. Osithe in Essex.
7 5 Co. Essex. See note supra, p. 312.
8 6 Probably a sheaf (or ear ?) of corn. This seems preferable to "gleve" = glaive, a short sword.
9 1 Ingatestone.
10 2 Brentwood, co. Essex.