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 33 HENRY VI.
Monday next after the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.].
Wyse (William), barber.—To Master William Say, Warden or Master of the House or Hospital of S. Antony, (fn. 1) and successors he leaves his brewery called "le Coupe super le hoop" in the parish of All Hallows near London Wall, charged with the maintenance of a clerk to instruct the children of the said house or hospital as well in singing to music (in cantico organico (fn. 2) ) as in plain singing (in plano cantico), and to celebrate divine service, &c., in manner as directed. In every case of default for a quarter of a year or more without reasonable cause, a penalty is to be paid to the Master and Wardens or Guardians of the Art or Mistery of the Grocers (fn. 3) of the City of London; and if default be made in carrying out the terms of the devise for one whole year without reasonable cause, the property is to go over to the master and wardens aforesaid to the use of the brethren and sisters of the said art or mistery, for the purpose of executing the terms of his will. At every mass on Saturdays special prayers are to be offered for the welfare of Sir John [Carpenter (fn. 4) ], Bishop of Worcester, a benefactor to the said house or hospital, with the collect Rege quesumus domine famulum tuum, &c., so long as he lives, and with the collect Deus qui inter apostolicos &c., after his decease, together with other collects for the welfare of the master and wardens, brethren and sisters aforesaid. Dated London, 30 July, A.D. 1449.
Roll 183 (1).
Holand (Ralph).—To the Master and Wardens of the Fraternity of Tailors and Armourers of Linen Armour of S. John the Baptist in the City of London he leaves divers lands and tenements at the corner of Adelane in the parish of S. Alban de Wodestrete and in S. Clement's Lane near Estchepe, as well as a tenement or hostel called "Bassettisyn," formerly belonging to Sir Ralph de Basset, Knt., late lord of Drayton, situate in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, and a hostel called "Penbrigges Inne," at the corner of Lymestrete in the parish of S. Andrew near Cornhull, to have and to hold to the said master and wardens in pure and perpetual alms for the relief of poor members of the fraternity, (fn. 5) who are especially to pray for his soul, the souls of Matilda his late wife as well as of the brethren and sisters of the fraternity. Dated London, 2 May, A.D. 1452.
Roll 183 (13).
Holand (Ralph), citizen and tailor.—To the Master and Wardens of the Fraternity of Tailors and Armourers of Linen Armour of S. John the Baptist he leaves two tenements in Fanchirchestrete in the parish of S. Dionisius Bakchirche, and another tenement in the same parish in a certain lane called "Margarete atte Patyns," and also a tenement opposite Houndesdich in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate, so that the said master and wardens shall keep the said tenements in repair, and out of the issues and profits pay annually thirteen shillings and fourpence to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary de Aldermarychirche for keeping his obit, &c., and also pay annually and weekly to each poor brother and sister of the fraternity the sum of one penny for their relief. The residue to be devoted to the alms of the fraternity for special prayers for his soul, the souls of Matilda his late wife and others. In case of default made in carrying out the terms of the devise the property is to go over to the rector and churchwardens of the church aforesaid. Dated London, 3 May, A.D. 1452.
Roll 183 (14).
Whitton (Thomas).—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newegate. To Idonia his wife his messuage in Holbourne for life; remainder to Alice his daughter for life; remainder to the vicar and churchwardens of the church of S. Sepulchre aforesaid towards the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul and for the observance of his obit. Also to Alice his daughter for life the reversion of his tenement called "le Saresenesheed on the hoop" in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry after the death of his aforesaid wife; remainder to Master Robert Wombewell, the vicar of the church of S. Laurence aforesaid, and successors, so that they maintain a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of his wives, and others. To every chaplain of the College of the Gruildhall of the City of London he leaves twelve pence for prayers. Dated London, 18 June, A.D. 1414. (fn. 6)
Roll 183 (15).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Chad, Bishop [2 March].
West (William), "marbeler."—To the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael de Crokedlane and their successors he leaves an annual rent of five marks issuing from tenements in Wolcylane in the parish of All Hallows the Less called "on the Solar" (super solarium), for the maintenance of a chantry which Thomas atte Legh had previously failed to establish by will, (fn. 7) the devise being not valid in law, for the souls of the said Thomas atte Legh, Edelina, wife of the same, Nicholas Wotton, and others. Dated London, 20 November, A.D. 1447.
Roll 183 (22).
Lufkyn (John), "pastiller." (fn. 8) —To be buried according to directions contained in his other will touching his movables. To Sir William Witham, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull and their successors, he leaves the reversion of certain lands and tenements in "Westchepe in the parish of S. Peter in Chepe, comprising a tenement called "le Ship on the hope," formerly belonging to Nicholas de Farndon, goldsmith, so that they pray for his soul and the souls of William Rus and Isabella, wife of the same, John Plympton, and others, keep the said tenements in repair, render true account of profits and disbursements, and place the residue in a certain chest called "Russes Cheste" (having four locks and keys) within the said church, the said residue to be applied in aid of the chantry formerly founded within the same church by William Rus for the good of his soul. In default the property is to go over to the Master or Wardens of the Mistery of Goldsmiths of London and commonalty of the same, charged with an annual payment of fifty-three shillings and fourpence towards the aforesaid chantry of John Rus; the residue of the issues and profits, after payment of all charges, to be devoted to the relief of poor almsmen of the art. Dated London, the last day of March, A.D. 1450.
Roll 183 (24).