Wills: 45 Henry III (1260-1)

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

Richard Rotarius. (fn. 1) —A quitrent for maintaining a burning lamp before the altar of the Virgin in the church of S. Sepulchre, charged on his capital messuage in the said parish. To Beatrice his wife the third part of all his goods and the said capital messuage and garden for life; remainder to Thomas and John his sons and Johanna his daughter in successive tail; remainder for the good of his soul. Also to the said Johanna houses in the parish of S. Brigid beyond Flete bridge, in tail, with remainder over. No date.
Roll 2 (154).

Ralph Faber. (fn. 2) —To Lecia his wife his capital mansion house for life. The tenant for the time being after her decease to pay five marks annually for the maintenance of a chaplain to celebrate de Sancta Maria, in the church of S. Benedict Sorhog, (fn. 3) for the good of the souls of the testator and his said wife. The Mayor of the City of London for the time being to present the said chaplain in conjunction with the rector for the time being of the aforesaid church. To Robert and Richard de Kam his house in Rouen. No date.
Roll 2 (155).

Holond (Ralph de), moneyer. (fn. 4) —To Cristiana his wife for life the house in which he lived; remainder to Agnes her daughter: also to the same a house next to the church of S. Leonard, held under [the nuns] of Clerkenewell, by way of dower; remainder to the nuns of Clerkenewell in perpetuity for the good of his soul. No date.
Roll 2 (156).

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

Buscher (fn. 5) (Henry le).—To Elice his wife two houses in parish of S. Benedict de Wudewarf for life; remainder to the New Hospital without Bissopesgate: also his mansion house for life; remainder, to charitable uses. To Robert le Wudemongere and Henry, son of the same, a house in the said parish of S. Benedict. No date.
Roll 2 (165).

Wympler (fn. 6) (Stephen le).—His land in the town of Pampeword (fn. 7) to be sold for the good of his soul. To Alice his wife all his houses for life; at her decease the same to be sold, and Johanna his eldest daughter preferred as purchaser. Specific bequests out of the proceeds to the said Johanna, to Alice wife of Richard de Trye, to Alice wife of Robert Hauteyn, and to Idonea, younger daughter of the testator; and of the residue, if any, seventeen pounds sterling to be paid to Henry le Wympler, and eight shillings and fourpence to Walter de Karleton in addition to eleven shillings which the testator owed to him. No date.
Roll 2 (166).

Cocham (Simon de).—Bequest of an annual quitrent of half a mark charged on his principal mansion at the corner of Distavelane, for the maintenance of a light in the church of S. Margaret, wherein shall repose the bodies of the said Simon and of Roesia his late wife, for the good of their souls. The said mansion to be sold for payment of their debts, and the residue devoted to the good of their souls. No date.
Roll 2 (167).

Monday the Feast of S. Ambrose [4 April].

Furbur (fn. 8) (Simon le).—To Cecilia his wife his capital house and gardens near the church of S. Bartholomew the Less for life; remainders to Isabella his daughter, and Robert and Reginald his sons, in successive fee tail. Also to his said wife two houses in the parish of S. Bartholomew aforesaid for life, with similar remainders to Idonea and Katherine his daughters; and two shops in Chepe with similar remainders to his aforesaid sons. No date.
Roll 2 (171).


  • 1. Or the wheelwright.
  • 2. The smith or wright.
  • 3. S. Bennet Sherehog, Shorehog, or Shorne.
  • 4. Or minter.
  • 5. Woodmonger.
  • 6. Maker of wimples or neck-coverings for women.
  • 7. Papworth, co. Cambridge.
  • 8. Furbisher.