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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ANNO 19 EDWARD I.
Monday next after the Octave of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].
Brune (Cristiana la).—To Gilbert her son houses in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhog; five marks annual rent of a seld called "Peinteselde" in the parish of S. Pancras; and other rents in the parishes of S. Mary le Bow, S. Mary de Colcherch, S. Edmund the King, S. Antonin, and Fancherch. To Walter her son a tenement in the parish of S. Benedict Finck. To John le Brun, son of Adam Bras, rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate. To Alianora her daughter an annuity to be paid by the above Gilbert, until her said daughter obtain possession of the tenement with which she had been enfeoffed in Mengenelane. (fn. 1) No date.
Roll 20 (5).
Callere (Richard le).—To Robert his brother a shop in Sopperlane, parish of S. Pancras. No date.
Roll 20 (6).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].
Suffolk (Henry de).—His house in the parish of S. John upon Walebrok to be sold for charitable uses. No date.
Roll 20 (15).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Baudri (John).—To Margaret and Alice his daughters a shop in Breggestrate. His house formerly belonging to Baudry the Fishmonger to be sold, and the proceeds to be devoted to chantries in the church of S. Margaret de Breggestrate. No date.
Roll 20 (16).
Bettevile (Anketin de).—To Margaret his daughter for her marriage one hundred pounds, and his capital mansion in Bredstrete in the parish of All Hallows in tail, saving to Matilda his wife her free-bench out of the said mansion according to the custom of the City. John, son of Edward called "le Blund," appointed guardian of the said Margaret, and to have the reversion of the said mansion if she should die under age or without heirs of her body. No date.
Roll 20 (21).
Monday next before F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March].
Oystergate (Milo de).—To Margaret his wife his house at Oystergate in the parish of S. Magnus for life; remainder to pious uses. To Letitia his daughter certain rents of four shops upon Walebrock, parish of S. John de Walebrock. Other shops and rents at the corners of Oystergate and Breggestrate to be devoted to pious uses and to the maintenance of a burning lamp before the great cross in the said church of S. Magnus. No date.
Roll 20 (23).
Holecote (Alan de).—To Matilda his wife houses in the parish of S. Stephen upon Walebrok for life. No date.
Roll 20 (26).
Brocher (Laurence).—To Grecia his wife a certain tenement for life, with remainder to his two daughters (not named). To his same daughters houses in Queenhithe and near the church of S. Mary de Somersete. No date.
Roll 20 (31).
Monday the Morrow of F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 Mar.].
Paumer (Richard le).—To John his son his capital messuage. To Juliana his daughter a house in the parish of S. Margaret del Patynes. To Elena his wife for life, by way of dower, his brewhouse in Mangonelane (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Dunstan, with remainder to Lucy his daughter. To John his son a house near his gate towards the North. No date.
Roll 20 (33).
Paumer (Richard le).—Another copy, very slightly varied. No date.
Roll 20 (36).
Elding (Stephen de), hurer. (fn. 3) —To Emma his wife his dwelling-house. No date.
Roll 20 (37).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Seinte Fey (fn. 4) (Gilbert).—To Alice and Pavya his daughters his house in Estchep in the parish of S. Leonard, charged with an annuity of six shillings and eightpence to Gilbert his son. No date.
Proclamation made, and no challenge.
Roll 20 (39).
Haye (William de la), tailor.—To Alice his wife tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newegate towards Holeburne Bridge for life, with remainder to his heirs. No date.
Proclamation made, whereupon came Gilbert de la Haye, brother of the testator, and challenged the said testament and assigned no reason.
Roll 20 (40).
Wicumbe (Johanna, relict of Sarlo de).—To Thomas her son a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, near S. Martin le Grand, charged with an annual rent of five marks, to be paid to the Bishop of Rochester for a chantry in the church of S. Peter de Brumley founded by Alianora de Horkesle; and a further charge for a chantry in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid. Release of debts due to her from Gerinus her brother. No date.
Roll 20 (46).
Robert Cocus. (fn. 5) —To Alice his wife houses in Holeburne for life; remainder to pious uses. To Sampson his son certain houses. No date.
Roll 20 (47).
Robilard (Dyonisia, daughter of Robert).—To "Genna" Oyldebuf a tenement in the parish of S. Gregory, to hold to the said "Emma," her heirs and assigns, for ever. No date.
Roll 20 (48).
Blund (Walter le).—To Tiffania and Alice his daughters, nuns of Haliwelle, certain rents. To Henry le Wyte, his nephew, a tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Kandelwystrete. To
Robert and Henry his sons his leasehold interest in certain manors held under the Abbot of "Thyletoya" [Tiltey] in co. Essex and Giles le Plays in co. Kent. To Johanna his daughter certain rents. Adam de Foleham, senior, and Edmund Horn appointed guardians of the said children during their minority. To Richard his brother a certain house for life; and to the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity in pure alms a release of rent of a tenement in Bassingeshawe, and of his leasehold interest in their manor of Brambele. No date.
Roll 20 (49).
Reygate (John de), goldsmith.—To Richard his son his capital tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Bradestrate, with brewhouse and shop near the gate of the Austin Friars; a shop in Chepe, parish of S. Peter de Wodestrate, and a tenement in Woderovelane near the church of the Brethren of the Cross. (fn. 6) Provision made for the maintenance of a lamp in the said church of S. Peter de Bradestrate. No date.
At a subsequent Husting came John de Reygate, son of the above, and challenged his father's testament, inasmuch as the testator had disposed of what really belonged to Mary his wife, whose heir the said John was.
Roll 20 (50).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].
Ennefeud (Henry de), "orbatur." (fn. 7) —To Dyonisia his sister for life a house in the parish of S. Sepulchre, London, with remainder to the nuns of Clerkenewelle in perpetual alms. To Alice his wife rents in the parishes of S. John Zakarie and S. Sepulchre, in Godrenelane (fn. 8) and elsewhere, for life; remainders over to Dyonisia his daughter and to John his son. No date.
Roll 20 (51).
Monday next before the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].
Rokesle (fn. 9) (Gregory de).—To Walter his nephew his dwelling-house with adjoining houses and rents towards Cornhulle, charged
with the maintenance of a chantry in the parish church of S. Mary de Wolnod, where lies the body of Avice his late wife. To Roger de Rokesle, brother of the said Walter, corder, his former dwelling-house in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay towards the Ropery (vicum regium cordariorum), similarly charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of All Hallows. To Robert, son of the said Roger de Rokesle, rents in Douegate (fn. 10) and elsewhere. Divers legacies to Reginald his son; Roger le Chapeler, his nephew; Agnes and Amice, children of the said Roger; and to Christiana, daughter of Agnes. Also to William de Rokesle and Sarah, wife of the same, rents in the lane of S. Stephen in the Jewry, near the Brethren of the Penance of Jesus Christ. (fn. 11) To Robert de Rokesle and Margery, wife of the same, and to John, Gregory, Adam, Robert, and Sarah their children, all his tenements and rents in the parish of S. Brigid. The residue of his estate in the several dioceses and cities of London, Canterbury, and Rochester to be given to the poor, his executors consulting the Warden of the Friars Minors of London (fn. 12) as to the disposal of his London property, and the Warden of the Friars Minors of Canterbury as to his property there. No date.
Roll 20 (57).
Orpedeman (Thomas).—To Thomas his firstborn son the reversion of his capital messuage, enclosed by a wall, after the decease of Custance his wife. To Robert, William, and John his sons divers shops, rents, &c., in the parish of S. Dunstan, as well as in Breggestrate and Tamesestrate. To the aforesaid Custance a wardrobe (fn. 13) situate outside the curtilage belonging to the above capital messuage. To John his brother his house at Cornhull. No date.
Subsequently it was agreed by the Mayor and Aldermen that the said testament should be delivered to John and Henry, sons of the testator; and it was delivered to them and to Master John, son of William le Mareschal, who married Alice their sister.
Roll 20 (59).
Vipond (fn. 14) (Master James de).—His houses in the parish of S. Gregory to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Roll 20 (60).
Beldinge (Walter de), carpenter.—To Alice his wife, her heirs and assigns, his house in Brodestrate, parish of S. Benedict Finck. A certain rent of the same, after the decease of his said wife, to be devoted to maintenance of a lamp in the said church of S. Benedict. No date.
And forasmuch as the testator left his house to the said Alice contrary to the form and custom of London, she came and renounced the fee to her heirs and assigns, and said that she only claimed a life interest, and so administration was granted to the executors.
Roll 20 (61).
Alegate (Thomas de), tailor.—To Elena his wife his houses situate within Alegate and without Allereddesgate, also his meadow in Hakeneye called "langemede," for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of S. Katherine aforesaid (sic); remainder to Walter his son under similar conditions, and charged with an annuity to Emma his daughter. No date.
Roll 20 (63).
Ewelle (Richard de), Knt.—His houses in London to be sold. No date.
Roll 20 (68).
Hervi (William).—To the Prior and Convent of Blakemore (fn. 15) his shop, (fn. 16) so that his servant John hold the same for a term of three years after his decease, rendering to the said prior half a mark for pittance. No date.
Roll 20 (70).
Arblaster (Martin le).—To Edmund "Burgoyln" and "Meliora" his wife, daughter of the testator, all the testator's lands, within the borough of London and without. No date.
Roll 20 (71).
"Le Gode "(Gunnilda, called).—To Alice her daughter and
John her son her tenement in the parish of S. Olave in a street called "Sivendestret." (fn. 17) No date.
Roll 20 (74).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Edward [13 Oct.].
Richemund (John de).—To Cristina de H— (fn. 18) and Isolda her daughter rents in Colemannestrate and without Aldresgate. To Agnes his sister rents in the parish of S. Margaret de Patines. To John his son the reversion of the above rents and the residue of all his rents and tenements in the City and suburbs; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses. Adam le Teinturer appointed guardian of his said son for a term of seven years. No date.
Roll 20 (79).
Neddinges (Agnes de).—To John her nephew her house in the parish of S. Dunstan near the New Temple, but so that he reap no benefit from it for the space of three years. Her house in the same parish in Crokkereslane (fn. 19) to be sold for pious uses. To Thomas her nephew and to Sir William de Mortimer houses also in the above parish. No date.
Proclamation made, whereupon came John Passemer and challenged the said testament, for that the said Agnes had devised a certain tenement near Flete which William her husband had acquired before marriage. Similarly Alan Matefrey came and said that the said Agnes could not devise the said other tenement there, because the said William had bought the same before marriage.
Roll 20 (84).
Vothot (Roger).—To Matilda his wife his tenement in Monechenelane (fn. 20) for life; remainder to pious uses. Her tenement in the churchyard of S. Dunstan towards the Tower to be sold for the same purposes. No date.
Roll 20 (85).
London (Master Michael de).—Bequest of five marks rent of a house in the parish of S. Martin the Less within the walls of Ludgate, towards the maintenance of a chantry. Dated the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian, A.D. 1269.
Proclamation made, and there was no opposition.
Roll 20 (86).
Stamer (Walter).—His agreement with Richard de Risseberne, Margery, wife of the same, and their daughter, concerning a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret near Bridge Street, to be observed according to indentures. No date. Roll 20 (87).
Goveyre (John).—His house in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less to be sold for pious uses. No date. Roll 20 (88).
Tholosan (Thomas).—To Sabine his wife houses in the lane of S. Nicholas Hakun, parish of S. Martin Horgar, for life; remainder to pious uses. To John de Kateloine, clerk, a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Hakun. Rents in Westchep and in the parish of S. Aelphege de Wodestrate to be sold for pious uses. No date.
Proclamation made, whereupon came William de Marisco and challenged the said testament, for that the testator had bequeathed rents issuing from the house of the said William, in which rent she had but a life interest.
Roll 20 (89).
Stangrave (John de).—Certain rents in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid (sic) to be sold by his executors to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 20 (90).
Monday next after the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Lewes (Henry de).—To Alice his wife, her heirs and assigns, his houses in the street called "Manimanelane" in fee. To Johanna his daughter houses in the vill of Lewes; and to Margery his daughter houses in the vill of Sheford. No date.
And forasmuch as the said Henry left to Alice his wife all his houses in the City of London in fee and perpetuity, contrary to the custom of the City of London, the said Alice came and in full Husting renounced the fee, and said that she held only for life, saving the rights of the said heirs.
Roll 20 (96).
Monday next before Feast of S. Edmund, K. and M. [20 Nov.].
Eldinge (Godfrey).—To Cristiana his wife, her heirs or assigns, all his houses in the parish of S. Andrew de Holeburn in fee, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for one whole year for the good of his soul and the soul of Isabella his former wife. No date.
And forasmuch as the bequest to his said wife, her heirs and assigns, was contrary to the custom and liberties of the City, the said Cristiana was present in full Husting and renounced the fee, and said she held the said houses only for life.
Roll 20 (101).