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 19 RICHARD II.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Langeford (Beatrix).—To be buried near her husband in the church of S. Sepulchre. To the vicar of the said church she leaves a silver cup called "bolle"; to Sir John Bonet, chaplain, a pair of vestments to serve at the altar of S. Stephen in the said church. Bequests to the fabric of S. Paul's Church and to the penitentiar of the same. To Agnes Langeford, Agnes Dyneslay, John Dyneslay, and others, she leaves household goods, comprising basins and ewers, testers, kercheves, coverlets, &c. To Elizabeth her daughter a pair of paternosteres of ambre. Dated London, the Vigil of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1395.—Also to each clerk of the church of S. Sepulchre aforesaid and to Richard "Pytmaker" (fn. 1) respectively sixpence. Roll 124 (8).
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Irland (Thomas), skinner.—Testament as to his tenements in London. To Katherine his wife he devises his dwelling-house and shop in the street of Cornhull in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull, acquired by him and Matilda his late wife to them and the heirs and assigns of the testator. After the decease of the aforesaid Katherine the same is to remain to the rector and parishioners of S. Michael's aforesaid for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Robert his father, Isabella his mother, of the aforesaid Matilda, Katherine and Katherine (sic) his wives, of Johanna, the mother of Richard the King, of Edward late Prince of Wales, of Simon Sudbury, late Archbishop of Canterbury, and others. Dated London, 6 May, 18 Richard II. [A.D. 1395]. Roll 124 (20).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [11 Nov.].
Fermere (Adam), cutler.—Provision made for two hundred and forty masses to be celebrated by the several orders of the Preaching Friars, Friars Minors, Augustinian and Carmelite Friars, and for forty masses by the Friars of the Holy Cross. To Isabella his daughter, late wife of Gilbert Meldbourne, he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parishes of All Hallows in Bredestrete, S. John, and S. Augustine for life; remainder to Katherine his wife and others in trust for sale to fulfil his will. Certain tenements also in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrete are to be sold for like purpose. His wife to have her dower and share of his goods and chattels. To John Smyth, cutler, his kinsman, an annual rent issuing from the above lands and tenements devised to his daughter. Dated 25 August, A.D. 1395. Roll 124 (40).
Fyndon (Thomas), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard near Alice his late wife. Bequests to the ministers of the churches of S. Giles without Crepulgate, S. Vedast in Fasterlane, S. Matthew in Fridaystrete, and S. Peter in Chepe for attending his Dirige, &c. To Elizabeth his wife and to Alice, Johanna, and Matilda his daughters he leaves divers sums of money and his household goods, one half of which is to go to his wife and the other half to his children. Among other bequests are the following:—To Alban Stoke, goldsmith, his black gown furred with lambskin and hood; to John Bedeford his best gown furred with martilet and hood; to John Mount his green gown parted with blue rayed cloth, and he wills that the fur with which it is lined be sold, and another fur of white lambskin be purchased and placed inside; to his apprentice the weighing implements (? totum Tole) of his shop, except two balances which he leaves to his wife. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves his tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for life; remainder to his daughters, and after their death to John Tunbrigg, vicar of the church of S. Giles aforesaid, and the wardens of the Fraternity of S. Giles in aid of the said fraternity for the good of his soul. Dated London, 27 September, A.D. 1395. Roll 124 (41).
Glemesford (Juliana, relict of Richard, late felmonger).—To be buried near her late husband in the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstret. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to the poor of the parish, to divers orders of friars in London, to the inmates of hospitals, &c. A chantry to be maintained in the aforesaid church for the space of four years next after her decease. To Simon Codyngton her son she leaves her best pot and pan, a mazer cup, bed and apparel, &c., and her leasehold and other tenements in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Stephen aforesaid and All Hallows under London Wall. Dated London, 16 March, A.D. 1394.—Also to John, son of the said Simon Codyngton, twenty shillings. Roll 124 (42).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin [25 Nov.].
Abbot (Roger), draper.—To be buried before the altar of S. Katherine in the church of S. Dunstan de Stebbenhithe near London, where rest the remains of his children. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, and also to the work of the church of S. Swithin. A chantry to be maintained before the altar aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Isabella his mother, and others; and a trental of masses to be celebrated by each of the four orders of friars in the City of London, viz., the Preaching Friars, Friars Minors, Augustinian and Carmelite Friars. Bequests to his servants, apprentices, and others. To Emma, Johanna, and Agnes his daughters he leaves sums of money and chalicecupes, the same to remain in the custody of Thomas Weyland until they come of age or marry, the said Thomas giving security for the same in the Chamber of the Guildhall, as is the custom for orphans. To Avice and Cecilia his daughters sums of money. Emma his aforesaid daughter to have certain lands and tenements at Petiwales in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyng in tail; remainders to Johanna and Agnes his daughters in successive tail; remainder to his right heirs. Agnes his wife to enjoy the rents and profits of the aforesaid property until one of his aforesaid daughters shall marry. Sir Philip, rector of the church of S. Swithin, appointed surveyor of his testament. Dated London, 28 July, A.D. 1395.
Roll 124 (58).
Monday next before the Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].
Uffyngton (Henry), hurer.—To be buried in the churchyard of All Hallows de Stanyng. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein; also to various orders of friars for saying Placebo and Dirige in their respective churches, and for a trental of masses in each of their houses; to his servants, apprentices, and others. Certain shops in Martelane in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyngcherche he leaves to Alice his wife for life; remainder to Cecilia and Johanna, daughters of Alexander Wright de Casewyk, for their lives; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds devoted to poor bedridden people unable to help themselves, repair of roads, and release of prisoners. Also to Agnes his wife he leaves the residue of his goods and chattels, after payment of debts, by way of dower. Dated London, 3 August, A.D. 1395. Roll 124 (84).
Taillour (Nicholas), draper.—His testament or last will touching his immovables. To John and Roger his sons he leaves all his lands, tenements, and rents in the cities and suburbs of London and Sarum in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Lucy his late wife, his children, and others. This testament or last will is not in any way to affect his testament or last will made touching his movables. Dated London, 27 August, A.D. 1395. Roll 124 (89).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Prynce (Gilbert), painter.—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate in the same tomb with Isolda his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, the old work of S. Paul's, the poor prisoners of Ludgate and Newegate, to each order of mendicant friars in London, the inmates of various hospitals, to every anchorite in London, &c.; also to John Hugyn, "Fynour," Thomas Litlyngton his clerk, Milcencia, daughter of his deceased daughter Isabella, his servants, and others. He leaves his three girdles garnished with silver to his three children. Chantries to be maintained in the church of S. Giles aforesaid, to which he leaves his missal, chalice, and vestments. To Elizabeth his wife one hundred pounds sterling, and all utensils appertaining to his hall, chamber, pantry, butlery, and kitchen, with all jewels of gold, silver, brass, and iron, and a large dorser of Worstede embroidered called "le graunt Sale"; also a part of his dwelling-house and other tenements in the parishes of S. Giles aforesaid and S. Deonisius in Lymstrete for life; remainder to Robert, John, and Johanna his children. If his said children die without any heirs of their bodies, he wills that his dwelling-house remain to the wardens of the Fraternity of S. Giles, and his other tenements to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Of the residue of his goods, after payment of debts, he leaves one half to his wife, one half of the remainder to his children, and the other half of the same to pious uses. Dated in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid, 22 January, A.D. 1395. Roll 124 (100).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].
Osekyn (Johanna, daughter of Roger, late pepperer), relict of Walter Etecroue, pepperer.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael in Bassyngeshawe. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein. To Johanna her daughter she leaves all lands and tenements inherited from Roger Osekyn her father in London or elsewhere. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1395.
A memorandum is appended of the situation of the tenements mentioned in the above testament of Johanna Osekyn, to the effect that Johanna Edecroue lately had a messuage called "Blakelofte" and other tenements in the parish of S. Benedict Fynk, as well as tenements, shops, &c., in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyngyshaue and in Soperelane in the parish of S. Pancras.
Roll 124 (118).