Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.
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ANNO 10 RICHARD II.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Tours (John), draper.—To Dionisia his wife he leaves his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury absolutely. His leasehold interest in another tenement in the same parish to be sold, and twenty marks of the proceeds to go to the Prioress and Convent of Halywell, and the residue devoted to pious and charitable uses. To the rector and parishioners of S. Mary aforesaid he leaves a tenement in the same parish for the maintenance of the beam light in the said parish church. The reversion of two shops in Westchepe near the church of S. Peter he leaves to the rector of the church of S. Mary aforesaid and to Nicholas Oundell, chaplain of the perpetual chantry founded in the said church by Isabella, daughter of William Bokerell, in aid of the said chantry. Dated London, 28 July, A.D. 1386.
Roll 115 (42).
Loryng (Nigel), Knight.—To be buried in the conventual church of the Order of S. Augustine at Dunstaple in the diocese of Lincoln, near his wife [not named], who is there buried. His mansion and shops, &c., in the parish of S. Andrew near Baynardescastell to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated 12 March, A.D. 1385. Roll 115 (44).
Monday before the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].
Fryth (William), "stokfisshmonger."—To be buried in the Collegiate Church of S. John the Baptist at Sottesbrok, (fn. 1) co. Berks, to the warden and brethren of which he leaves a sum of money charged on his lands and tenements in Birchenlane in the parish of S. Edmund the King in Lumbardstret, on condition that they maintain two perpetual chantries for the good of his soul. To William Hyde, grocer, he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, as well within the liberty of the City as without in the county of Middlesex. Desires his trustees of certain lands and tenements in the county of Cambridge to sell the same for payment of his debts. To William Derby de Sidingbourne, co. Kent, and Mary, wife of the same, and the heirs of the body of the said Mary, he leaves all his lands and tenements, with meadows, &c., called "le Grene," in the parish of Shorne, co. Kent; remainder to William Hyde aforesaid. To John Frith his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhull. All his other lands and tenements in co. Kent or elsewhere to be sold for pious uses. Bequests to the rector and church of S. Martin Orgar, the rectors of the churches of S. Michael in Crokedlane and All Hallows the Less in la Roperie, and to the church of Newenham, co. Kent; also to divers orders of friars, and to the recluse monk at Westminster. Dated London, 10 July, A.D. 1386. Roll 115 (52).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Benedict, Abbot [21 March].
Maynarde (Geoffrey), "couper."—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "le Pardounechirchehawe" under the marble slab where lies the body of Margaret his late wife. Bequests to the old and new work of S. Paul's, the church of All Hallows at the Hay, the ministers and Fraternity of S. Katherine therein; also to William Alom and Johanna, wife of the same, his daughter, Johanna Whyteman his sister, his servants, apprentices, and others. Provision made for a chantry in the church of All Hallows aforesaid. To Idonia his wife he leaves his tenements in the street of the Vintry in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds of which are to be divided into three parts, and devoted to the maintenance of chantries, to the redemption of poor debtors in prison, and to the assistance of the poor and sick. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of the Nativity of B.V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1386. Roll 115 (126).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Vanner (Robert), vintner.—Bequest to the high altar of the church of S. Katherine within the churchyard of H. Trinity the Great, London. To Agnes his wife he leaves a tenement in Bowelane in the parish of S. Michael de Paternosterchirche for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Edward, King and Confessor [5 Jan.], A.D. 1374. Roll 115 (174).
Dawbeny (Stephen), skinner, of the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull.—To be buried in S. Katherine's Chapel in the said parish church, in front of his accustomed seat. Bequests to the said church, and also for funeral expenses, tapers, &c. A cloth of russet, of the value of four pounds sterling, to be placed upon his corpse, and after his burial the same to be made up into coats for the needy. Bequests also to the work of the south entrance of S. Paul's Church, to various hospitals in London, to the work of London Bridge and of the bridge at Rochester, to prisoners in Newegate, his servants, and others. To William Dawbeney senior, skinner, he leaves a certain tenement in the street of Cornhull in the parish of S. Christopher de Bradestrete. To Walter Pykenham and Thomas Kent, skinners, all his tenements and a garden in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate in trust for sale for the good of his soul and for the maintenance of the children of William Dawbeney aforesaid. Dated London, 13 August, A.D. 1386. Roll 115 (175).