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 30 HENRY VI.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].
Graunt (John), "pasteler."—To John Godyslond, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Alphege within Crepulgate, his brewery called "le Cokke on the hoop" in Grubbestrete in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and a tenement called "le Caterine on the hoop" in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church for the souls of John Credy, Johanna, wife of the same, and others. In default the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the same purpose, the residue of the profits being applied to the use of the Chamber of the Guildhall. Dated 25 April, 12 Henry VI. [A.D. 1434].
Roll 180 (7).
Monday next after F. of S. Martin Bp., "in yeme" [11 Nov.].
Cruse (Margaret), daughter of John Cruse, late tailor, and relict of John Spenser, brewer; a freewoman of the City of London, having been admitted to the freedom 30 May, 27 Henry VI. [A.D. 1449].—To be buried according to instructions contained in her testament touching her movables. To John Lovell her servant a lower house beneath a solar, with right of way from Redecrouchestrete, easement of water supply, lights, evesdroppes &c. To Randulph Barker, girdler, and Juliana his wife, daughter of the testatrix, certain tenements and gardens in Redecrouchestrete, together with the reversion of the lower house just mentioned, for the lifetime of the said Juliana, charged with the due observance of her obit, the obits of her late husband and others, in manner prescribed; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to divers charitable uses. To Thomas Russell, brewer, and Margaret his wife, another daughter of the testatrix, a tenement lately called "Harlewyns" and now called "le harp on the hoop," together with a parcel of land in Redecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, for the lifetime of the said Margaret; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to the observance of her obit and to charitable objects within the parish of S. Giles aforesaid. Dated London, 1 August, A.D. 1449.
Roll 180 (14).
Monday the Feast of S. Cuthbert, Bishop [20 March].
Humber (John), brewer.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Wolchirche. To John and William his sons and Cecilia his daughter divers silver bowls. His personal apparel, including girdles and baselards, to be sold for pious uses. To Margaret his wife a life interest in all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Ethelburga within Bisshopesgate; remainder to his sons and daughter aforesaid in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Ethelburga aforesaid, relief of the poor within the Ward of Bisshopesgate and the poor almsfolk of the Fraternity of the Brewers of London, the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Mary Wolchirche, &c. Dated London, 4 August, A.D. 1444.
Roll 180 (29).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].
Marke (Ralph), brewer.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Thomas the Apostle in the Riole, where Rose his late wife lies buried. Directions as to torches at his funeral and subsequent disposal of them among various churches named for use at the elevation of the Host, &c. Bequests to the fabric, &c., of the church of All Hallows the Less in Thamisestrete; also for the purchase of a book commonly called "Legger," a Gradual, and a complete Manual (Manuale plenarium) for the church of S. Peter de Malleburgh, (fn. 1) co. Devon, where his father and mother are buried; and for the purchase of a complete Manual for the church of S. Siriacus at Poole, (fn. 2) near Malleburgh. To Juliana his wife forty pounds in satisfaction of her reasonable dower or part, on condition she remain chaste and unmarried, and a standing cup of silver with a parcel-gilt wrethe around the covercle. Bequests to John Stodeley, scrivener, for making and writing this his present will, his servants, apprentices, and others; also for the purchase of a pair of silver cruets for the respective churches of S. Mary at Cheveleston, (fn. 3) co. Devon, and of S. Winwaloe (Sancti Winwolai) in the same county. To Matilda his daughter six shillings and eightpence. To Richard Howell, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Thomas aforesaid, an annual rent of six shillings and eightpence issuing from certain tenements, called "le Brewhous atte Cok on the hoop" and "le Stewhous" respectively, situate in the parish of All Hallows the Less in le Roperie for the observance of his obit in manner prescribed; remainders over to other churches in case of default. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves the tenements just mentioned for life, so long as she remain chaste and unmarried; remainder to Johanna his daughter, wife of John Hill, tailor, in tail, charged with the maintenance of chantries in the churches of S. Thomas and All Hallows aforesaid, and with charitable gifts to the poor of the parish of Malleburgh. Also he leaves to the rector of the church of S. Thomas aforesaid, and to the Wardens of the Fraternity of S. Eligius (fn. 4) founded therein, a certain tenement in the parish of H. Trinity the Less, for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Thomas aforesaid; remainder over in case of default. Dated London, 12 October, A.D. 1450.
Roll 180 (39).