Wills: 6 Henry V (1418-19)

Pages 414-416

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 before the Feast of S. Alphege, Bishop [19 April].

Braunthwayt (John), "Clothpakker."—To be buried in the choir of the church of All Hallows de Berkyngchirche near the Tower. To William his son his best girdle garnished with silver and his best baselard garnished with silver. To Alice his wife a tenement in Tourstrete at the corner of Berwardeslane in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for life; remainder to Ralph and Thomas his sons, Annora his daughter, Robert his son, Margaret his daughter, John and William his sons, for their respective lives in succession; remainder over. Certain tenements in Sevethenlane in the parish aforesaid to be sold, and the proceeds divided among his children. Dated London, in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, 29 July, A.D. 1417.
Roll 146 (3).

Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Warde (Hugh), brewer.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Andrew at Baynardescastell. To Agnes his wife, by way of her part and for maintenance of their children, &c., he assigns a debt due to him from Richard [Clifford], Bishop of London; also the reversion of a certain tenement in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, devised to him by John Auston or Austyn, late brewer, by will enrolled. (fn. 1) Dated London, 4 October, A.D. 1417.
Roll 146 (11).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].

Litlyngton (John), vintner.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Mary Magdalen near Oldefisshstrete. To Alice his wife lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid for life. To Nicholas his son the reversion of his dwelling-house called "le Taverne" in the said parish in tail; remainders to William his son and Johanna his daughter in successive tail; remainder to John Rolf his apprentice. Also to his said children he leaves the reversion of other tenements in the same parish after the decease of his wife, with cross remainders. In case his wife and children should die without issue, the above lands and tenements are to be sold, and a chantry maintained out of the proceeds in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his wife, Richard Litlyngton, and others. (fn. 2) John Carpenter, rector of the said church, appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 1 June, A.D. 1417.
Roll 146 (27).

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

Baynyng (John), woolmonger.—To be buried in S. Dunstan's churchyard near the Tower. To Alice his wife, by way of her share of his movable goods, he leaves fifty pounds sterling, and all hustilments, ornaments, jewels, vessels, and utensils appertaining to his chamber, pantry, kitchen, &c., if so be she will be content therewith. Certain tenements and a wharf, acquired by him and Agnes his former wife, in Petitwales in the parish of All Hallows, to be sold for pious uses. Also to Alice his wife he leaves tenements in Petitwales and in Berewardlane in the same parish for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 24 January, A.D. 1417.
Roll 146 (35).


  • 1. 1 Supra, p. 392.
  • 2. 1 It appears from Newcourt ('Repertorium,' i. 471) that the lands and tenements here mentioned eventually became the property of the church, and that in course of time they became so neglected and ruinous that the rents of them were insufficient to maintain a chantry priest. They were afterwards repaired by John Carpenter, the rector, as indeed he was bound to do under the terms of the devise, for which the Bishop of London granted him an indulgence for forty days and other spiritual benefits.