Wills: 1 Edward I (1272-3)

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Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1, 1258-1358. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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

Godchep (Philip).—Last will, whereby he assigns his house in Stannyngelane (fn. 1) to his executors to sell to the highest bidder to fulfil his testament, and for distribution of pittances to the infirm lying in the Hospital of S. Bartholomew and the New Hospital, London, by the hands of Robert de Meldeburnne. No date.
Roll 5 (22).

Duket (Laurence, son of Humphrey).—Last will, whereby he gives and assigns to John Skyp, citizen of London, half a mark quitrent out of his rents in the City of London as his executors may provide. Also assignment of an annual rent of twenty-three shillings, issuing from four houses in Shitteborwelane, (fn. 2) for his funeral obsequies, and the residue for payment of his debts, &c. No date.
Roll 5 (23).

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

Derkin (John), apothecary.—Last will, whereby he assigns all his goods, movable and immovable, to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to go in certain portions to his sons and servants, as in the testament of the said John is more fully and better contained. No date.

And whereas Richard Derkyn, son and heir of the deceased, opposed the said testament, the executors brought into court a certain writing under the seal of the said Richard and of the Official of London, binding the said Richard not to oppose the same on pain of being excommunicated, which writing is set out, and stated to have been made on Friday next before Christmas, anno 1 Edward L, and to have been enrolled on the Feast of S. Gregory above written.

Roll 5 (34).

Thomas Cyrugicus. (fn. 3) —Last will, whereby he gives and assigns to Cecilia his wife houses in Athelyngstrate, (fn. 4) and elsewhere in the parish of S. Mary de Eldemariechurche, paying thereout to the Hospital of S. Bartholomew twenty shillings by the year, and to the Hospital of S. Katherine half a mark, and maintaining William his son and Katherine and Avice his daughters (fn. 5) during her life; remainder to his said surviving children in equal portions, without sale, as in the testament of the aforesaid Thomas is more fully and better contained. No date.

The said Cecilia willingly promised not to sell nor alien the said houses, but that they should descend after her decease to the next heirs of the said Thomas.

Roll 5 (36).

Tanyngtone (Gillebert de), chaplain.—Last will, whereby he assigns houses in Candelwrihttestrate, (fn. 6) in the parish of Abbechurche, to the Brethren of the Penance of Jesus Christ, (fn. 7) on condition that they will undertake to maintain a chantry for the good of his soul, &c. No date.
Roll 5 (37).

Ambresbure (Geoffrey de), goldsmith.—Last will, whereby he gives and assigns houses, gardens, and rents in the parishes of S. Giles without Cruppelgate and S. Michael de Wodestrate for the purpose of founding a chantry, the said rents to be collected by the wardens of the Fraternity of S. Dunstan. (fn. 8) To his brother Richard houses and rents in Chepe and Candelwryhtstrate, parish of S. Vedast, and without Alresgate in the parish of S. Botolph. To the monks of Clerkenewell certain rents for maintaining a chantry in their church, as in a writing testamentary is more fully and better contained. No date.
Roll 5 (38).

Monday next......[blank in original].

Sygar (Richard).—Last will, whereby he gives and assigns to Laurence his son his tenement in the lane of S. Nicholas de Candelwryhtestrate; and to Agnes his daughter his tenement and house in the parish of S. Antony, London. No date.
Roll 5 (46).


  • 1. Staining Lane.
  • 2. Sherborne Lane.
  • 3. Or the surgeon.
  • 4. Both Watling Street and Addle Street were formerly so called.
  • 5. Pueros suos.
  • 6. Cannon Street.
  • 7. See note supra, p. 5.
  • 8. The fraternity from which the present Goldsmiths' Company is descended. S. Dunstan was the patron saint of the "mystery" of goldsmiths, and the Goldsmiths' Company at one time held a chapel in S. Paul's Cathedral dedicated to that saint.