Wills: 3 Henry IV (1401-2)

Pages 351-353

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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Monday next after the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [11 Nov.].

Louthe (Robert), "joynour."—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Aldermarichirche. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; to each order of friars in London; the houses of lepers, viz., of Loke, Hakeney, and S. Giles without Holbourne, &c. To Robert his son he leaves his coat of mail, and basinet with aventaille. To Johanna his wife a tenement in the lane called "Seint Sytheslane" in the parish of S. Antonin for life, provided she forego her claim to dower of his lands and tenements in the parish of S. James de Garlekhithe and of his rents in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull; remainder to his aforesaid son, to whom he also leaves property in Byrcherslane and elsewhere. To Margaret his daughter the reversion of a certain shop. Also to his aforesaid wife his leaseholds in the parish of S. Michael, Queenhithe. Dated London, 3 March, A.D. 1400. Roll 130 (3).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.].

Sumpter (John), cordwainer.—To be buied in the churchyard of S. Dionis Bakchirche near Matilda his late wife. To Peter Geveyn, rector of the church aforesaid, and parishioners of the same he leaves the tenement wherein he dwelt in Lymstret in the parish of S. Dionis, and desires that they observe his obit, &c. Dated London, 8 September, A.D. 1401. Roll 130 (32).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Fermer (Lambert), Esquire.—To be buried in the church of S. Olave near the Tower. Among other bequests to the said church he leaves a vestment of black satein with apparel to serve at the altar of S. Mary therein. To the wardens of the church of S. James at Betermere, (fn. 1) co. Wilts, he also leaves a vestment. To the fabric of the Cathedral Church of Sarum six shillings and eightpence. To John Robyn two gowns, two doublettes and hoods. His feoffees of a tenement in the parish of S. Olave aforesaid to convey a fee simple of the same to Agnes his wife. Bequests to little Agnes living with him, his servants, and others. Dated London, 20 May, A.D. 1401. Roll 130 (34).

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

Stebenhithe (Richard), "ismonger."—To Isabella his wife a tenement in Catestrete in the parish of S. Laurence Jewry for life; remainder in trust for sale, and one third of the proceeds to be distributed among the poor, and the residue expended upon masses for his soul. Dated London, 3 August, A.D. 1390.

Roll 130 (65).

Exton (fn. 2) (Nicholas).—To John Curteys his brother certain rents in the parish of All Hallows de Grasschirche; and to Sir Henry Cokeham, rector of the church of S. Mary atte Hull, and his successors certain other rents in the same parish for keeping his obit, &c. Johanna his wife appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 24 October, A.D. 1393.

Roll 130 (69).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Alphege [19 April].

Moore (William), vintner.—To Elizabeth his wife lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of S. James de Garlekhithe, S. Michael de Quenehithe, S. Antonin de Watlyngstrete, and All Hallows the Less near the Ropery for life, so that she maintain a chantry in the aforesaid church of S. James; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses, repair of roads, &c. His feoffees of lands and tenements in the vill of Suthwerk and in the city of Rouchestre are to convey a life interest in the same to his aforesaid wife. Also his feoffees of the manor of Coldham in the parish of Elm, co. Cambridge, are desired to sell his share or moiety of the same, and devote the proceeds to pious uses. Dated London, 8 September, A.D. 1400. Roll 130 (96).

Panton (Thomas), goldsmith.—To Johanna his wife lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Matthew in Fridaistrete and S. Brigid in Fletestrete for life; remainder in trust for sale, and out of the proceeds certain bequests to be paid to Matilda and Thomas, children of Robert Willy, late goldsmith, and others. Dated 2 June, A.D. 1400. Roll 130 (106).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Preston (Agnes, relict of Richard de, merchant).—To Sir Roger Hulstre, rector or parson of the church of All Hallows at the Hay in the Ropery, and churchwardens of the same, she leaves a certain tenement situate within her late husband's tenement called "Beaurepeir," in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, in aid of a chantry founded by her said husband in the aforesaid church, as by his testament (fn. 3) it appears. Dated 12 February, A.D. 1400. Roll 130 (115).

Pope (John), "wexchaundeler."—To Elizabeth his wife his tenement in Candelwykstret at the corner of S. Clement's Lane in the parish of S. Clement near Estchepe for life. The reversion of the same to be immediately sold, William Fynch, "wexchaundeler," being preferred purchaser to all others, and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna, Mary, and Mary his late wives, the welfare of Elizabeth his wife, the souls of Goda his daughter, John his father, Alice his mother, and others. Dated 12 May, A.D. 1402.

Roll 130 (117).

[There are no wills entered on Roll 131.]


  • 1. 1 Buttermere.
  • 2. 2 Fishmonger; Sheriff, 1384; twice Mayor, 1386 and 1387; knighted with Walworth on the occasion of the latter killing Wat Tyler. Was associated with Nicholas Brembre and the free Fishmongers of the City against the party of John de Northampton. It was during his mayoralty that a book called 'Jubile,' promulgated, no doubt, by John de Northampton and his associates, and containing new regulations for the City's governance contrary to old and approved customs, was ordered by the Common Council and other citizens to be burnt without the Guildhall. There appear, however, to have been two opinions as to the nature and value of this book, for from a petition to Parliament, quoted by Riley ('Memorials,' p. 494, note), it appears that others considered the book to comprise "all the good articles pertaining to the good governance of the said City," and that it had been burnt "without consent of the good Commons of the City."
  • 3. 1 Supra, Roll 120 (16).