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 7 HENRY IV.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Wulstan, Bishop [19 Jan.].
Storme (Alice, wife (fn. 1) of Richard, brewer).—Her feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in London and in the parish of Enefeld, co. Middlesex, are directed, immediately after her decease, to convey the same to Richard her husband for life, and to sell the reversion. Her husband to devote the residue of her goods and chattels to the good of her soul in such manner as he would wish her to do for him in like case. Dated London, 12 October, A.D. 1405. Roll 133* (1).
Kyrkeby (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry near Johanna his late wife. Bequests for a chantry in the said church, to the vicar and chaplains of the church of S. Olave in the Jewry, to John Wodehoke, Alice, wife of Thomas Cressy, and others. To Johanna his wife his body-linen, bedlinen, household utensils, &c. [His funeral expenses to be first paid, then his debts, and the residue of his property is to be divided into three parts: one part to go to the dead man, (fn. 2) a second part to the dead man's wife, and the third part to his children. His eldest son, John, is to have forty pounds more than any other child. As for the dead man, he wishes a chantry to be maintained for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his wife, Adam and Agnes his parents, and his portion to be devoted to pious and charitable uses. (fn. 3) ] The residue of his goods and chattels to be divided among his wife and children. Dated 11 January, A.D. 1405. Roll 133* (12).
Brabson (Mazera, formerly wife of Robert, "stokfisshmonger"), and afterwards wife of Gilbert Aghton, "stokfisshmonger," widow.—Releases the Prior and Convent of Newerk near Gildeford from payment of an annual rent of ten marks due for a term of forty years, on condition they observe her obit, &c., as directed; in default her executors are to devote the said rent to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus. Her tenement in the parish of S. Alban in Wodestret to be sold. Dated London, 16 March, A.D. 1404. Roll 133* (13).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.].
Langhorne (John), "brasier."—To be buried in the church of S. Michael upon Cornhill. To Sir Thomas Whithed, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the said church, he leaves an annual rent of ten marks issuing from his lands, tenements, shops, &c., called "le Newe Aley," in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, on condition they maintain a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Petronilla his late wife and others, as directed; in default the said rent to go to the Wardens of London Bridge, by the name of "the Mayor or Commonalty of the City of London to the use and maintenance of London Bridge," for maintaining a chantry in the chapel of S. Thomas the Martyr upon the bridge. His executors to sell all his lands and tenements within the City: one moiety of the proceeds to go to Alice his wife by way of dower, and the other moiety to be devoted to pious uses, repair of roads, bestowal of marriage portions, &c. His wife to have also one half of the residue of his goods and chattels by way of her share of his movables, the rest being devoted to pious uses. His lands and tenements in the parish of Camerwelle and elsewhere in co. Surrey, the parishes of Leuesham, Sutton atte Hone, Frenyngham, (fn. 4) and Cranebrook in co. Kent, Terryng, (fn. 5) Bradewater, (fn. 6) Hene, (fn. 7) Worthyng, Salnyngton, (fn. 8) and Deryngton (fn. 9) in co. Sussex, to be sold by his executors, and his feoffees in trust to give a good title to the purchaser. His wife to have a moiety of the proceeds. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec.], A.D. 1405.
Roll 133* (18).
Godman (John), otherwise called "Fraunceys," goldsmith.—To Elizabeth his wife all his lands, tenements, &c., in the parishes of S. Vedast, S. Michael le Quern, S. Augustine at S. Paul's Gate, and S. Michael de Wodestrete de Hoggenlane, for life; remainder, as to a portion, to Elizabeth Pyngwidell and Rosia her sister for their lives, with further remainder to the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Goldsmiths of London in aid of the blind, bedridden, and sick of the said mistery, and for the due observance of his obit by the wardens and six of their fellows of the said mistery as directed; remainder, as to another portion, to John, son of the said Elizabeth Pyngwidell, after his wife's death, to hold for life, with similar remainder over to the Wardens, &c., of the Mistery of the Goldsmiths. Other tenements he directs to be sold and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses, comprising the repair of roads, the delivery of prisoners in Newegate and Ludgate, &c. Among various tenements mentioned are "le Gryffyn," "le Flourdelys," and "le Cardenleshatte," all of them situate in or near Westchepe. Dated London, 25 June, A.D. 1405. Roll 133* (21).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr [14 Feb.].
Wight (Thomas), grocer (grossarius).—To Cecilia his wife all his lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay for life; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to John, William, and Richard, sons of William Wight his brother, and the heirs of their respective bodies, and in default to charitable uses. Dated London, the last day of September, A.D. 1396.
Roll 133* (38).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].
Carbonell (John), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Vedast. To the Wardens of the Mistery of Goldsmithery (Aurifabrie) and their successors he leaves houses, &c., in Goderonlane in the parish of S. Vedast, in Burdellane, (fn. 10) and in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary de Colchirch, so that they maintain a chantry in the church of S. Vedast for the souls of John Maplesden, William Stamelden, and Alice, wife of the said John and William, as directed. To John his son houses and shops in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast, and in Briggestrete in the parish of S. Magnus, rents in Fletestrete in the parish of S. Dunstan, a rent of a garden called "le Jewengardyn" (fn. 11) in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and a shop in the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche. In default of an heir of his body the whole of the property to go to the Wardens of the Mistery of the Goldsmithery aforesaid, so that they keep it in repair and maintain thereout a chantry in the church of S. Vedast as directed. Dated London, 20 December, A.D. 1405. Roll 133* (44).
Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].
Bateman (Johanna, wife of Ralph), formerly wife of Thomas Morrant, fishmonger.—Makes her will with the consent of her husband. Confirms the provision of the will of her former husband whereby he devised the reversion of certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas Acon near Lumbardstrete to Thomas Morrant his son in tail, until promoted to some ecclesiastical benefice of greater value than the profits of the said lands and tenements, with remainder to Johanna, daughter of Katherine his daughter deceased. Dated London, en le Vyntrye, 6 March, A.D. 1402. Roll 133* (50).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].
Wynter (William), cooper.—To Master Simon Neylond, rector, and the churchwardens of the church of S. Michael near Queenhithe, and their successors, he leaves certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, of which he had been jointly seised with others. Dated London, 22 December, A.D. 1405.
Roll 133* (68).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Botolph, Abbot [17 June].
Whitwelle (Henry), "stokfisshmongere."—To Laurence his son in tail the reversion of a tenement at the corner of S. Michael's Lane towards Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Michael de Crokedlane, after the decease of Beatrix his wife; remainders to John his son and Johanna his daughter in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes and Beatrix his wives, and others. Also to his aforesaid children in successive tail he leaves tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge and S. Mary atte Hill, with remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. The manor of Okoohirst (?), whereof he has the reversion, to descend to his heirs in strict tail. His feoffees of lands and tenements at Watford, Rykmeresworth, Oxeye Richard, (fn. 12) and Oxeye Walrond, co. Herts, and at Haruwe, co. Middlesex, to convey an estate tail in them to John his son, with remainder to Laurence his son. Dated London, 27 October, A.D. 1405.
Roll 133* (71).