Wills: 29 Henry VI (1450-1)

Pages 518-519

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 the Feast of S. Edmund, Archbishop [16 Nov.].

Bangore (fn. 1) (William), draper.—To be buried in the church of Pappey (fn. 2) standing in the City's wall. To each poor chaplain in the Fraternity of Pappey (fn. 3) he leaves three shillings and fourpence to pray for his soul. To Henry Cherteseye, draper, all his lands, tenements, &c., in the City of London. To the Master and Wardens and Brethren of the Fraternity of Pappey aforesaid an annual rent of twenty-six shillings and eightpence issuing from a tenement at Bevys Marke within the City, so that they observe his obit as directed. Dated London, 9 April, A.D. 1450.
Roll 179 (10).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Scolastica, Virgin [10 Feb.].

Person (Johanna), widow.—To be buried as directed in her testament touching her movables. Leaves her hostel called "le Swanne on the hoop" near Bisshopesgatestrete in the parish of S. Ethelburga in the hands of trustees, to the use of Edward Snowe for life. Dated London, 5 January, A. D. 1449.
Roll 179 (19).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Chad, Bishop [2 March].

Pepyr (William), skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Dunstan West in Fletestrete near the burial-place of Paulina his late wife and consort. Whereas a bequest made by Thomas Duke, (fn. 4) late skinner, for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Dunstan aforesaid is void at law for uncertainty, the bequest having been made to the vicar and churchwardens of the said church and their successors, where the vicar mentioned could not be shown to have been canonically instituted as perpetual vicar, the testator, in order to remove any ambiguity, after taking counsel's opinion, bequeaths to the Master of the Mistery of the Craft of Skinners and his successors an annual rent of ten marks issuing from his messuage called "Sarasyneshede" and tenements adjoining, situate in the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid, for the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the good of his soul, the souls of Thomas Duke, Agnes, wife of the same, and others. The appointment of the chantry priest to be with Johanna his wife so long as she live, and after her decease with John Whittokesmede and Agnes, wife of the same, the testator's daughter. Also to his said wife he leaves the aforesaid messuage for life. Dated London, 8 June, A.D. 1442.
Roll 179 (20).


  • 1. 1 A marginal note states that a claim against this testament was enrolled at the Husting for Common. Pleas [on Monday next] before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May], 28 Henry VI. [A.D. 1450]. The Common Pleas Roll for that year is, however, missing from the series.
  • 2. 2 See note supra, 286.
  • 3. 3 A fraternity for poor priests or papes ("for in some languages priests are called papes"—Stow), founded in honour of S. Charity and S. John Evangelist in 1430, and in close connexion with the church of S. Augustine in London Wall, which hence was called also S. Augustine " Pappey."
  • 4. 1 Will enrolled supra, Roll 150 (8).