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 28 HENRY VI.
Monday the Feast of S. Faith, Virgin [6 Oct.].
Sewale (Henry), "gentilman."—His feoffees in trust of a certain quitrent in the parish of S. Vedast are directed to make a good life estate in the same to Cristina his wife; remainder to be sold, and the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Saddlers to have the right of pre-emption. The proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Peter in Westchepe, the repair of highways, and other pious and charitable uses. Dated 3 August, 27 Henry VI. [A.D. 1449].
Roll 178 (4).
Wright (Thomas), "tymbermonger."— To be buried in the parish church of S. Michael de Hoggenlane in Wodestrete. Directions as to torches, &c., for his funeral and their subsequent distribution, one of which he leaves to his art or craft (Arti mee) for use at the funerals of deceased members. Pecuniary bequests to Matilda his daughter, his servants, apprentices, and others; also to the common box of his craft, the Fraternity of S. Giles without Crepulgate, to various orders of friars, to the houses for lepers within two miles of London, &c. A leasehold tenement in the lane and parish of S. Mary de Abchirche he leaves to his executors, they paying the rent and keeping the tenement in repair, and devoting the residue of the profits to pious and charitable uses. To Leticia his wife the rest of his lands and tenements for life; remainder to Matilda his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Michael aforesaid, to the distribution of coals and clothes to the poor, the repair of roads and bridges, and other pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 4 January, A.D. 1446.
Roll 178 (13).