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 31 HENRY VI.
Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].
Arcall or Arcoll (John), tailor.—To Master Thomas Westowe, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of All Hallows at the Hay in the Ropery, he leaves a parcel of land within the parish, for the augmentation and enlargement of the said church. Dated London, 27 July, A.D. 1452.
Roll 181 (6).
Edward (William), salter.—To be buried according to instructions contained in another testament touching his movables. To John Carpenter, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary Magdalen, lands and tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market, and the reversion of a shop in the parish of S. Nicholas de Coldabbey, so that with the issues and profits of the same they maintain a chantry in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid for the good of his soul, for the welfare of Agnes his wife, of John Sygar and of Margaret, wife of the same, daughter of the testator, so long as they live, and for their souls after death, and others, and do not convert the issues and profits to any other use. Dated London, 12 August, A.D. 1449.
Roll 181 (7).
Holand (Ralph), tailor.—By the present codicil (fn. 1) he makes disposition of a certain tenement in Bokeleresbury in the parish of S. Benedict Shorhog, which he leaves to the Prioress and Convent of the house and church of nuns of S. Leonard of Stratford atte Bowe, co. Middlesex, so that they pray for his soul, the souls of Isabella Brikles, William and Katherine her father and mother, and others, and observe the obit of the said Isabella in manner prescribed. The residue of the profits, after payment of charges, to be devoted to the nuns' clothing. Dated London, 24 January, A.D. 1449.
Roll 181 (15).
Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].
Arnold (John), senior, "letherseller."—Testament touching certain lands and tenements in Colmanstrete and near London Wall in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, and Catton Lane (fn. 2) in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry, the reversion of which he leaves to John Arnold, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Elena his wife, John Arnold, clerk, and John Arnold junior, his sons, Margaret, wife of the same John Arnold junior, Edmund Fraunceys, Stephen Fraunsard, and others; also with due observance of their obits in manner prescribed. Also to the said rector and churchwardens he leaves certain rents in Catton Lane aforesaid, in aid of the perpetual chantry already established in the said church for the souls of John Essex, draper, and Alice, wife of the same; and, further, a tenement and rents in Wryngeresaley in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid, charged with the observance of two obits on two several days for the souls of Adam Grodeman and Alice, wife of the same, and also of Thomas Stable and Petronilla, Matilda, and Katherine, wives of the same, and of William Bury and others, in manner prescribed. Dated London, 12 February, A.D. 1438.
Roll 181 (26).