1483. * Richard Parys, innholder. "To be buried
in the body of the Church of the ffrere mynours of
London. For my buriall ther to be had vj s. viij d. To
the wardyn and Convent for to fet my body to burying
and for an obite ther for me to be had and done and song
Dirige and mass of Requiem, vj s. viij d."
Will dated 1 Aug., 1483. Proved 1 Sept., 1483.
Comm. Lond., Lichfeld, f. 116.
1484. John Fernandes, of S. Olave, Southwark. To
be buried at "Gray Freres," and to have "an abite of the
moost poverest frere ther of th' Order of Saint Fraunces
aboute my body at the tyme of my passing oute of this
world, and to be buried in the same abite, for the which
same abite so to be had I geve and bequeth to the said
powere ffreres viij s. viij d. for a newe abite. Item, I
bequeth to the said hous of Grey ffreres so that they may
fecche my body to the same place and also to sing and
say for my soule in the day of my burying masse and
dirige be note with other divine service as longeth for a
brother of the same place for to have, and with masse and
dirige at the moneth day, and also dirige and masse at
the xijth moneth day, liij s. iiij d."
Will dated 12 Feb., 1483–4. Proved 11 March,
1483–4. 8 Logge.
His tomb was "coram altaribus" before the Altar of the Holy
Cross. Grey Friars, p. 109.
1485. * John Portman, taylour. "To be buryed in
the body of the churche of the freers menours within
Newgate. For my burying ther to be had x s." Left 5s.
to the Friars for two trentals.
Will dated 20 Dec., 1484. Proved 31 Jan., 1484–5.
Comm. Lond., Lichfeld, f. 22.
1485. * John Crowland. To be buried at "Grey
ffreres in London," or where he died. "I bequeth to the
forseid ffreres a baner cloth for ther crosse."
Will dated 11 May, 1484. Proved 13 March, 1484–5.
1485. William Gee. To be buried in the Conventual
Church of the Friars Minors, "coram ymagine beate
Marie Virginis in nave eiusdem ecclesie."
Will dated 27 September, 1485. Proved 3 November,
1485. 17 Logge.
Gee was buried in the second row in the third bay of the North
Aisle, his grave being the last but one from the arcade. The
Image of the Virgin must be the same as that referred to in the
Will of William Hoton in 1447. Grey Friars, p. 120.
1485. Sir John Blount, Lord Mountjoy. To be
buried "in the chapell within the Church of the Freres
Mynors at London, in the which my Lord, my fader, is
buried, and in such place as it shall be thought unto the
Wardeyn this moost convenient. . . . I bequeth also to
the house of freres mynors aboveseide xx l., and my best
chalys and also my vestment of white with a reede
Orpheries." There was to be "no grete pompyous herse
about my body"; the money that would be spent thereabout was to be given to the poor. There is provision for
performance of his father's will, "as it appereth by writing
in a Cofyr at the Gray freres in London."
Will dated 6 Oct., 1485. Proved 22 Nov., 1485.
He died on 14 October, 1485, and was buried in the first bay
of the Apostles Chapel, in a raised tomb in the arch between the
Chapel and the Choir. Grey Friars, p. 90.
1486. Thomas Donton, pewterer, of S. Ewen's. To
be buried in the body of the Church of the Friars Minors
on the north part.
Will dated 31 Oct., 1486. Proved 17 Nov., 1486.
Comm. Lond., Lichfeld, f. 58.
Buried in the sixth bay of the North Aisle of the Nave. Grey
Friars, p. 123.
1488. † William Brereton, stacioner, buried at S.
Nicholas Shambles. Left 10s. to the Friars Minors for
a trental. "Also I bequeth to the Wardeyn and Covent
of the same frires mynours a awter cloth to serve there
at the awter called the Common Awter."
Will dated 2 July, 1488. Proved 15 July, 1488.
Comm. Lond., Lichfeld, f. 128.
1488. Elizabeth Uvedale, late wife of Sir Thomas
Uvedale, and daughter of Sir Henry Norbury. To be
buried before the High Altar in the Hospital of S.
Thomas the Martyr in Southwark, if she died in London
or Southwark, or else in the "Gray ffreres" of London
or at S. Mary Overey. A cope was to be made of her
blue velvet gown, and a chasuble of her tawny velvet
gown, for the use of the Church where she was buried;
she also bequeathed a chalice of silver gilt, weight 30 oz.,
and two honest cruets of silver, weight 80 oz., to serve at
the Altar before which she was buried. "I bequeth to
the Gray Feres of London C. li. to thentent to have a
masse ther morteysid perpetuall, and myn obite onys a
yere for ever. And the mortesying to be made as fine as
it canne be Immediatly after my deceasse or els at the
freres prechours, where ye may have moost suerte of
contynuaunce as canne be thought by myne executours
Will dated 14 October, 1487. Proved 11 August,
1488. 15 Milles.
She was buried at Greyfriars, "coram altaribus," in a raised
tomb under the window at the Altar of S. Mary, her father's tomb
being between the Altars of S. Mary and the Holy Cross. The
Register records that she founded a perpetual chantry. "Morteysid"
means conveyed in mortmain. Grey Friars, p. 108.
1489. Elizabeth Day. To be buried "in ecclesia
conventuali Fratrum Minorum."
Will dated 2 Feb., 1488–9. The date of Probate is
not given. 28 Milles.
Probably the wife of Henry Dey, who was buried by her husband in the middle of the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 117.
1489. John Arrowe. To be buried "in the holy
sepulture atte the Gray ffreres within Newgate of London.
Also I bequeth to the same ffreres for my leistowe, dirige,
masse, and burying ther, xx s."
Will dated 16 May, 1489. Proved 1 June, 1489.
His tomb was in the centre of the Nave at the east end. Grey
Friars, p. 111.
1489. John Att Woode. To be buried "in the
Church of the Grayffreres of London, undre the stone
where as Margaret my wif is buried." Bequeathed to the
Friars for placebo, dirige, and mass of requiem, to be said
and sung every day for a month, 15d., or 35s. "I wyll
that myn executours do to be made an honest suete of
vestementes with Dekin and subdekin and iij Copes and a
Mortuary Cloth of blac velvett, the Orfraies and Mors
with Flowres suche as it pleaseth my executours. And
in the Orfreis the skochin of the Grocers Armes with
Clowis with this wordis wretin: 'Orate pro anima
Johannis Woode' and in the Mors my marc. And the
Mortuary Cloth to have a Crosse of whyte Damaske:
and at the Hed the skochyn with Clowys, and atte the
Fete my marke: and in the myddys of the Crosse the
skochyn with Clowys: and the said Cloth to be fringid
and Flowrid aboute . . . to the value of lx l. sterling:
and to be made within the space of iij yeres. And the
forsaid sute and mortuary cloth shalbe deliverid into the
keping of the Maister of the Fraternite of our Lady and
Saint Stephen, founded in the parishe churche of Saint
Sepulchre. . . . And I woll that the Mortuary Cloth
shalbe yerely brought to the Gray Freres and layde on
myn hers at my yeris mynde."
Will dated 17 October, 1489. Proved 4 November,
1489. 29 Milles.
His tomb was in the middle of the Nave in the second bay, with
those of his wives Agnes, Margaret, and Edith. The date of his
death is given in the Register as 28 Oct., 1487, which is clearly
erroneous. Grey Friars, p. 112.
1490. John Portland. "To be buryed in the church
of the freres of London, mynours. I bequeth to the hous
of the same ffryers xiij s. iiij d."
Will dated 24 June, 1490. No entry of Probate.
Comm. Lond., Harvy, f. 145.
Buried in the middle of the Nave. Called "Portulond" in the
Register, where no date is given. The name is clearly an addition
by a later hand, and is an instance of omissions which were subsequently corrected. Grey Friars, p. 112.
1491. John More, alias Norrey rex ad arma. To
be buried "in domo ordinis Minorum, London."
Will dated 10 April, 1491. Proved 2 May, 1491.
His tomb was in the sixth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of
S. Francis. Grey Friars, p. 99.
1492. Roger Spencer. To be buried "in the Chapell
of Saint Barnardyne within the convent church of the
freres mynors within Newgate of London." Bequeathed
13s. 4d. for his sepulture, and to every Friar Minor
there "fetchyng my bodye from my house or mansion
unto my sepulture within the said Chapell, iiij d." His
executors were to provide four conveniable tapers and
ten conveniable torches to be "brent aboute my body at
the tyme of my dirige and masse of Requiem the day of
my burying"; two of these torches were to be given to
the Friars, "one of them to bren at the high aulter ther
at levation tyme as long as it may endure ther"; the
other "to bren at levation tyme at the first masse said
daily in the Church, etc." To each of the four Orders
of Friars in London 3s. 4d. for placebo, dirige, and mass
of requiem. His executors were to keep a yearly obit
for his soul at the Friars Minors for five years, and to
spend yearly at their discretion 13s. 4d.
Will dated 8 Jan., 1490–1. Proved 2 March, 1491–2.
Spencer was buried in the sixth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of
S. Mary. As to the Chapel of S. Bernardine see p. 65 above.
Grey Friars, p. 85.
1492. Thurstan Hatfeld. To be buried at Grey
Friars "in the Chapell there where at the body of the
old Lord Mongey lyeth buryed." A priest was to pray
there for a year after his decease, to say De Profundis, and
to cast holy water upon his grave, and to have for his
labour 33s. 4d. His executors were to dispose "to the
fryers for my dirige and mass of requiem, and to poor
people holding torches at my burying," 53s. 4d.
Will dated 3 March, 1491–2. Proved 26 March,
1492. 29 Dogett.
His tomb was in the second bay of the Choir in the Apostles
Chapel. Grey Friars, p. 91.
1492–3. Robert Houghton. To be buried "in the
church yarde of the grey ffreres of London, in the nether
partie therof, where the body of William my brother there
lieth buried.." Bequeathed 10s. for a trental of masses.
Will dated 18 January, 1492. Proved 21 January,
1492. 20 Dogett.
His tomb was in the third bay of the North Aisle of the Nave,
where he and his brother William lay "sub parvo lapide." Since
William had apparently died before Robert, the "church yarde"
must presumably have meant the Nave. For William Hoton
see under date 1447. Grey Friars, p. 120.
1493. * John Lawrence. To be buried with his
wives in the Church of the Friars Minors, to whom he
bequeathed 20s. "pro loco sepulture et pro labore suo."
The Friars were to celebrate mass and obit by note on the
day of his burial, for which he left 20s.
Will dated 24 April, 1493. Proved 2 May, 1493.
1493. * Rowland Hevysonne. To be buried at the
"Grey Fryers," and left 6s. 8d. for five trentals of masses.
For my pytt there to be hadd, vj s. viij d. To the
reparation of the same place, vj s. viij d.
Will dated 17 September, 1493. Proved 24 September, 1493. 25 Dogett.
1493. † Agnes Arnold, widow. "Wher as I have and
hold to me and myn assignes for terme of xxti yeris the
Tenement Brewhouse called the Lampe before the Grey
freers within Newgate of London, I woll that myn
executours of the Issuys and profyttes commyng of the
same yerly after my dissease distribute and dispose in the
said Grey fryers for an obite there to be kept for my soull
and all my frendis soullis, vj s. viij d. That is to say,
iij s. iiij d. to be gevyn and spent amonges the same ffreres,
and the other iij s. iiij d. to be distribute amonges pore
Will dated 6 Dec., 1493. No Probate given. Comm.
Lond., Harvy, f. 74.
Possibly the widow of John Arnold, who had the Image of Our
Lady of Pity made. Her executor was William Breggys, who was
buried in the Nave in 1517. Grey Friars, pp. 116–19.
1494. Ralph Hudson. "To be buried in the gray
ffreres before our Lady of Pyte."
There are two Wills, dated 27 June, without year: the
one, 3 Holgrave, proved 13 January, 1493–4; the other,
31 Blamyr, proved 9 Oct., 1503. In the latter Will
administration was granted to John Cleton, who was
buried in the same place in 1505.
Hudson's tomb was at the south of the second bay in the North
Aisle of the Nave. Gilbert Belamy (p. 118 below), who was to be
buried before Our Lady of Pity, lay at the south of the door into
the Chapel of S. Mary's Altar. This confirms the statement in the
Will of Alice Lucas 1524: that the Image was in the corner on
the right hand of that door (see p. 67 above).
In the Register the date of death is given as 27 June, 1530;
this is probably an error for 1503, which may be the date of his
wife's death. Grey Friars, pp. 118–19.
1494. John Ryver, skinner, late of S. Austyne,
Watlyngstrete. To be buried in the body of the Church
of the Friars Minors "nygh unto the place where the
body of Johan my wyfe there lyeth buried." Mentions
son John, and that he was born at Benstede, in the county
Will dated 15 Jan., 1493–4. Probate, without date,
probably March 1494. 8 Vox.
He was buried in the second bay in the Centre of the Nave.
His son's Will is under 1506. Grey Friars, p. 112.
1494. * Robert Coke. To be buried at Friars
Minors, London, "juxta corpus Johannis filii mei."
Will dated 15 August, 1494. Proved 5 November,
1494. 19 Holgrave.
Neither John nor Robert Coke appears in the Register.
1495. John Fowler. To be buried "in the body of
the church of the Gray freris in London, and I bequeth
to the same place for my burying ther to be hadde xx s."
Mentions wife Alis.
Will dated 30 April, 1493. Proved 9 Jan., 1494–5.
His tomb was under the window in the seventh bay of the Choir
in the Chapel of S. Mary. Grey Friars, p. 87.
1495. Richard Tyrry. To be buried in "the body
of the church of the Gray frers in London, ther as my
two children lieth buried." Mentions his wife Elizabeth.
Will dated 20 July, 1495. Proved 15 Dec., 1495.
His tomb was in the centre of the fifth bay of the North Aisle
of the Nave. The Register gives his wife's name as Margaret:
perhaps Elizabeth was a second wife Grey Friars, p. 123.
1497. William Gage. "To be buried within the
Church of the Gray freris of London, next unto the
sepulture of William Chamberleyn, esquire. . . . To the
said Church of Grayfreris for my sepulture to be had and
to the entent that the brethern of the same place fetch my
body to the erth and do a trentale to be songe for my
soule, xl s."
Will dated 14 Feb., 1496–7. Proved 24 Oct., 1497.
Gage was buried next Chamberleyn in the fifth bay of the Choir
in S. Mary's Chapel. Grey Friars, p. 83.
1497. Thomas Butside. "My body to be buried
within the church of the grey ffreres within Newgate in
London, and they to have for my burying place and for
the fetting of my body to the same churche xl s. . . . I
will that myn executours do to make a plate wt Scriptour
to be sett oon the wall or pillour nere the place where my
body shall ly, wt out any stone lying upon me or any
other tumbe. . . . I will that vi prestes of Pappey shall
bere my body to the church and so forth to the Grey freris,
and every of theym to have viij d."
Will dated 6 March, 1497. Proved 9 June, 1497.
He was buried under the window in the second bay of the North
Aisle of the Nave, according to the Register "sub lapide"; the
Register appears to reproduce part of the inscription. Grey Friars,
1498. Richard Chirchyerd, of Shoplond, Essex.
If he died about London he was to be buried at the
Will dated 12 March, 1495–6. Proved 22 May, 1498.
He was a fellow of Gray's Inn, and was buried with his wife in
the fourth bay of the North Aisle of the Nave. Grey Friars, p. 121.
1498. Gilbert Belamy. To be buried in the "Gray
friers within Newgate of London: that is to saye in the
bodie of the same church byfor the Image of our Lady of
Pitie there." For his "sepulture there to be had"
6s. 8d. "To the Warden and Covent of the same place
to fech my bodie at my parishe church, and they to sey
for my soule placebo and dirige, xx s."
Will dated 7 May, 1498. Proved 10 June, 1498.
He was buried in the second bay of the North Aisle of the
Nave on the south side of the entry to the Altar of S. Mary. For
the Image of Our Lady of Pity see pp. 67–8 above. Grey Friars,
1498. † Richard Triplarde. Buried at S. Nicholas
Flesh Shambles. "The Grey Friers to bring my body
to my sepulture and synge dirige and mas solemply by
not for my soule within there owne place, and for the
same to be had and done I geve and bequeth to theym
Will dated July 1498. Proved 22 Aug., 1498.
1498. * Thomas Paynell. To be buried "at the
churche of friers mynors of London"; his executors to
pay at their discretion. Left his messuage or place called
Paynelles in Norgate Strete, Clare, Suffolk, to his brother
Will dated 24 August, 1498. Proved 10 September,
1498. 24 Horne.
1498. Margaret Chircheyard, widow of Richard
Chircheyard, gentleman. To be buried "within the
body of the Chirche of the Gray ffreers within Newgate,"
by her husband. "For my burial to be had and to pray
for me," 20s.
Will dated 1 Dec., 1498. Proved 20 Dec., 1498.
She was buried in the fourth bay of the North Aisle of the Nave.
Grey Friars, p. 121.
1500. Richard Godfrey. To be buried in the Church
of "Grey Freres" with his wives Alice and Emma. Bequeathed 20 marks to the "Wardeyn and brethern of the
said place of the Grey Frerys towardes the sustentacion
and werkes therof, for my burial to be had and made as
is aforesaid, and for an obite by note the day of my
deceasse yerly duryng xxti yeres."
Will dated 15 January, 1499–1500. Proved 16 July,
1500. 9 Moone.
He was buried in the middle of the Nave at the east end, immediately before the door into the Choir. Grey Friars, p. 111.
1501. Margaret Yonge. To be buried in the south
part of the Grey Friars Church at London: "that is to
say afore the ymage of our Lady within the valens of
the said church." Bequeathed 10s. to the High Altar;
to the "Wardeyn and Covent" 10l., to sing once in
every year for twenty years placebo, and dirige and a
mass of requiem by note, and also to say a trental of
masses for the soul of her and her husband John Yonge.
"To the hows of the Ostrye of the same hows and ffreris
ij basynes, ij ewers, ij playne towelles and half a garnyssh
of peawtre vessell with a charger therto. Also I bequeath
to the Office of the Kichin of the same ffreres a Cawderyn,
with ij Rynges of Iron, my best brass pott, a Spitt, and
ij Rakk of yron."
"Rauf Hasilden, doctour of dyvinite, oon of the said
ffreris," was appointed to be one of her executors.
Will dated 6 March, 1497. Proved 16 March,
1500–1. 20 Moone.
The "valens" was probably the screen between the Altars and
the Nave. Margaret Yonge's tomb was immediately within the
screen, before the Jesus Altar, which was on the south side; having
regard to the explicit terms of the Will, it would seem that this was
where she intended to be buried, and consequently that there was
an Image of the Virgin there. This Will contains what is perhaps
the only definite reference to the "Ostrye" or guest-house. Friar
Ralph Hasilden is mentioned only here. Grey Friars, pp. 110, 237.
1501. Stephen Kelk, citizen and goldsmith. To be
buried in the Church of the Grey Friars of London.
"To the friers to fett my body to my sepulture and for
my burienge ther to be had" 40s., and for a trental of
masses 10s. "I bequeth xxvj s. viij d. for a marble
stone to be ordeyned by my executours to ley on my
Will dated 10 June, 1500. Proved 28 July, 1501.
Probably the Stephen Kelke who was buried in the centre of the
sixth bay of the Choir in the Chapel of S. Mary with his wives
Katherine and Joan. The Register has the date of death 7 July,
1415, probably an error for 1501; but there is no mention of his
wives in the Will. Another Will was not proved till 1511, but
seems to belong to the same Stephen Kelk. Grey Friars, p. 85.
1502. Thomas Grayson. "Oon of the wrecches of
this worlde." To be buried "in the myddes of the
Church of the Grey Freres of London." His executors
were to "ordeyne a stone to lye upon my grave with an
ymage of a yard longe closed in a shete kynt at both
endes of the same ymage."
Will dated 22 December, 1501. Proved 31 January,
1501–2. 14 Blamyr.
He lay in the middle of the Nave. The date in the Register
(1520) is an error for 1502. Grey Friars, p. 113.
1502. John Ebson. To be buried in the Church of
Grey Friars, "nere unto the tombe of Maister Maryner
there." To the Convent, "to fetche my body thider," 40s.
William Maryner an executor.
Will dated 18 April, 1502. Proved 25 April, 1502.
He was buried in the third bay in the North Aisle of the Nave,
where, after the record of Maryner's tomb, the Register has the
entry "et in eodem loco jacet Johannes Hebson." Maryner did
not die till 1512, but in his Will he describes his tomb as already
made, probably after the death of his first wife Agnes in 1500.
See p. 127 below. Grey Friars, p. 119.
1504. * Sir Henry Heydon. "My synful carkeys,
if I dye in Norff., to be buried in the Cathedrall Church
of the same shire in the chapell where as my faders body
lyith buryed, that is to say ayenst the West ende of his
grave. And if I happe to decesse in London then I to be
buried in the grey freres of London in the Chapell of
our Lady." In the latter case the Prior is to have 6s. 8d.,
the sub-prior 5s., and every other friar 8d.
Will dated 20 Feb., 1503–4. No date of Probate.
As his name does not appear in the Register Heydon probably
died in Norfolk.
1505. * John a Cleton. "To be buried within the
Grey freers Church in London, as nyghe unto our Lady
of Pitie as may be conveniently." He refers to his mother
as Agnes Cleton.
Will dated 8 Sept., 1505. Proved 24 Oct., 1505.
As to Our Lady of Pity see p. 67 above.
1506. * Henry Pykenham. To be buried in the
Church of "the Fryers Mynors of London, if my goodes
will strethe thereunto."
Will dated 3 November, 1505. Proved 13 January,
1505–6. 1 Adeane.
1506. Thomas Hastynges. To be buried "in the
conventual church of the Freers Minors, within Newgate,
where the body of Agnes, late my wif, lyith buryed. . . .
To the freres for my burying with theym to be had and
to pray for my soule, xx s. To freres prechours of London,
toward the building of ther cloister, iij l. vj s. viij d."
He made a bequest to the High Altar of S. Nicholas
Wolhouse, at London.
Will dated 2 May, 1506. Proved 12 May, 1506.
He was buried in the second bay of the North Aisle of the Nave.
His wife Agnes had died in 1500. It is not clear what church is
meant by "S. Nicholas Wolhouse," but perhaps it may be a corruption for S. Nicholas Olave; Hastynges was a fishmonger, and
S. Nicholas Olave was close to a fishmongers' quarter. Grey Friars,
1506. * Richard Rogers. Buried at S. Botolph,
Billingsgate. Left 10s. "to the priour and Convent
of the house of Gray ffryers of London, where I am a
broder, to pray for my soule."
Will dated 17 April, 1506. Proved 2 Oct., 1506.
1506. Thomas Huddylston. "To be buried in the
body of the church of the Fryers Mynores within Newgate. . . . And for my burying ther to be had I give
and bequeth such certeyn dutie as is accustumed for the
same in that behalf to be had." Left 10s. for a trental of
masses at Grey Friars.
Will dated 3 October, 1506. Proved October, 1506.
He was buried in the middle of the Nave in the sixth bay. Grey
Friars, p. 116.
1506. * John Ryver. To be buried in the body of
the Church of the Friars Minors "that is to wite in the
same place wher the body of John Ryver my fader ther
restith buried. To the Wardeyn and Convent for my
burying ther to be had and to the workes of the same
church, xx s."
Will dated 28 November, 1500. Proved 13 December,
1506. 14 Adeane.
A son of John Ryver, skinner, who died 13 Feb. 1494–5, and
was buried in the middle of the Nave. The son does not appear in
the Register. See the father's Will under 1494.
1507. * Elizabeth Sothill. To be buried "at the
Gray Freeres at London in that same place that my sone
Henry Sotehill is buryed, and my hert to be take out of
my body and buryed at Stokfaston by my housbonde."
Will undated. Proved 16 February, 1506–7. 19
Henry Suttell, or Sothyll, of Stokefaston, Leicestershire, died in
1505 and was buried at Grey Friars in the sixth bay of the Choir
in the Chapel of S. Francis. Grey Friars, p. 98.
1509. John Talley. To be buried in the Church of
the "Grey ffreres," within Newgate. "Also I bequeth
x l. for my burial ther to be had, and for my dirige and
masse of requiem ther to be solemply kept and doon, and
to thentent that they shall provide daiely to pray for my
soule with this collect, Deus cui proprium: Minor, at the
masse ther kept at vij of the cloke in the fore none of the
day and at their high masse, during the space of three
yeres next and immediatly ensuyng my decesse. Also I
bequeth to Doctour Standish, mynister of the same place,
to pray for my soule, xx s. Also I bequeth to Mr
Wardeyn of the same place to pray for my soule, xiij s.
iiij d. Item, I bequeth to every doctour of the said place
to pray for my soule, iij s. iiij d. Item, I bequeth to every
bacheller of divynitie and scoller ther to pray for my soule,
ij s. Also I bequeth to every preest of the place to pray
for my soule, xij d. Also I bequeth to every brother of the
same place beyng freer to pray for my soule, vj d. . . .
Also I bequeth x l. for my tombe to be made and doon
within the church of the gray ffreeres aforesaid, ther as
my body shall rest buried, to be made after the tombe of
the doctour Hallyswele beyng within the church of the
blake freeres in London."
He left 5l. for 24 torches and 4 tapers to burn at his
burying. To Friar Davy, of Carmarthen, towards his
exhibition to make him doctor, 13l. 6s. 8d. To the Friars
Minors of Carmarthen 10 marks. "Doctour Standissh,
provynshall of the grey friers of Englond," was a witness.
Will dated 15 October, 1509. Proved 15 December,
1509. 23 Bennett.
Talley or Tavlle, who was Chancellor of St. David's, was buried
at the east end of the South Aisle in a raised tomb under the window
to the right of the Altar—probably the Altar of S. Louis. The
Will shows that Standish was Provincial as early as 1509 (see p. 73
above). Grey Friars, p. 124.
1510. William Kebyll. To be buried at the Grey
Friars: "that is to wete bifore the aulter of seynt Michell
on the south side of the same covent church within the
parclose there redy made of tymber and pyked with yron
pykes: ffor the which my burying place there soo to be
hadde, and the which to me ys graunted by the Wardeyn
and Covent of the saide place, I have redy contentid, paid
and delivered beforehand unto Mr Doctour Cuttler,
nowe beyng there Wardeyn, and to Mr Marshall, of the
same place, three angelles of gold in value of xx s., and a
maser with the bande and borsell of silver and gilt, conteynyng a large quarte, and weying x ounces di., di.
quart., whereof and wherwith they have knowleched to
hold theym fully satisfied and contentid, and soo they
doo holde theym fully satisfied and contentid for my said
laystowe and burying place ther soo to be had in maner and
fourme aforsaid." Ten shillings were bequeathed to
every of the five houses of Friars in London to sing
placebo, dirige and mass of requiem. "Item, I bequeth
unto the saide place of Gray freers iij l. vj s. viij d., to be
delivered unto the Wardeyn of the same place in fyve
yeres next ensuyng after my decesse: that is to wete
yerely xiij s. iiij d., whereof I wold that x s. of the said yerely
xiij s. iiij d. shalbe to thuse of the same place, and the
iij s. iiij d. yerely residue I woll shalbe for a repaste to be
had and made amonges the covent of the same place and
to theym to be delivered to the same cause, to thentent
and under condicion as it foloweth: that is to wite I woll
that the saide Wardeyn and Covent yerely during the
saide v yeres nexte after my decesse shall doo cause to be
songe and saide for my soule and all cristen soules within
their Covent Church v masses of the v woundes of our
Lord Jesu Crist at v severall convenyent tymes, that is to
wite at every oon tyme oon masse oonlye of the v woundes,
soo that v masses may soo be songen and saide every
yere duryng the said v yeres; and over that twoo masses
by note every yere to be songen and said by the saide
Wardeyn and Covent in their said Covent church for
my soule and all cristen soules at such seasons as shall
seme theym moost convenyent to be doon by the good
advise and discrecion of myn executors; the oon of the
said twoo masses so to be songen solemply by note, to be
of that high and moost glorious name of Jhesus: and the
other of the blessid nativitie of his glorious moder and
Virgyn Immaculate, our blessed seynt Mary. And thes
said twoo masses to be songen yerely by note duryng the
v yeres as I have afore appoyntid the v masses to be doon."
If the bequest was refused by the Grey Friars it was
to go to the Crutched Friars, and if they refused, to the
Will dated 9 August, 1509. Proved 18 Jan., 1509–10.
William Kebyll is presumably to be identified with "—
Kepell, civis et aurifaber," who was buried before the Common
Altar, which we know was also called the Altar of S. Michael.
Kepell lay "in plano" in the tomb next to that of Sir John
Devereux, which was between the Common and Jesus Altars:
the description "in plano" does not well accord with the elaborate
tomb which, according to his Will, was already prepared. Yet the
Register was compiled within twenty years of his death. For the
importance of this Will for the succession of Guardians see p. 73
above. Grey Friars, p. 105.
1510. Thomas Pykeryng. To be buried at Grey
Friars, "in the ambulatory bifore the choir, and I will
that the forsaid place have for my burying xl s., and the
covent to fetche my body to ther place. Item, I bequeth
to the Covent and place to have a broder, beyng a preest
signed by the Wardeyn of the Covent, to syng daily
masse the space of an hole yere for my soule and for the
soule of my grand moder, x marks." His son William
was to have a basin and ewer of silver, on condition that
he "find and stablissh at the friars an anniversary, that
is to say a dirige and a masse sung by note, to be continually done on that day that I shall depart out of this
world." One witness was "Frater Johannes Hervy."
Will dated 15 May, 1510. Proved 20 July, 1510.
His tomb was about the middle of the Walking place. He came
from Yorkshire. For his Will see also North Country Wills, i, 82
(Surtees Soc.). Grey Friars, p. 104.
1510. William Aleyn. To be buried at Grey Friars,
"before the aulter of seynt Mighell within the valence of
the same freers." For his burial there, 4l. To each of the
four Orders of Friars in London, 10s.
Will dated 1 August, 1510. Proved 4 October, 1510.
Mr. Shepherd (Archæological Journal, 1902) places Aleyn's tomb
close to the valence before the Jesus Altar, but only just inside the
doorway leading to the Common Altar, or Altar of S. Michael.
For the "valence" see p. 66 above. Grey Friars, p. 110.
1511. John Robynson, citizen and broderer of London. To be buried in the "Conventuall Church of
Freer Minors in the Cite of London." His body to be
brought from his house "atte Vyne" in Battersea, to the
Parish Church there, and thence after dirige by water to
Broken Wharf. "I will that the iiij orders of freires in
London and the preestes of Pappey doo receyve my body
at Broken Warf and bring it to the conventuall church of
freirs Minors aforsaid." Each Order and the priests were
to have 6s. 8d. for their labour. His executors were to
provide 12 torches to be carried by 12 poor men from his
house to the church, and thence to Broken Wharf and
Grey Friars. "I will my executors provide and ordeyne
a convenient stone off marbill after their discretions, to be
leyd upon my grave with my name and picture, my wives
and childerns pictures to be graven in laten and fixed in
the same stone." There was to be a trental of masses at
the Friars Minors the day before his burial. "To the
Warden and Convent of Freres Minors for my burying
place to be had within ther sayd church, if they suffre me
to be buried in such a place as I have appoynted with
theym, xx s."
Will dated 19 Aug., 1511. Proved 4 September,
1511. 3 Fetiplace.
He was buried, "coram altaribus," at the south-east corner of the
Chapel of the Holy Cross Altar. Grey Friars, p. 106.
1512. William Maryner. To be buried "in the
body of the Conventual Church of the Freers Minors by
the body of Agnes, late my wife, there as my sepulture
or tombe is redy made." He bequeathed: "for the
reparacion and paving of the said conventuall church, to
thentent there to be prayed for amongst other benefactors,
x l.: for the exhibucion of a vertuous scoler of the said
friers minors to be provided and ordeyned by the good
discrecion of the wardeyn of the same place, v l.": for the
reparation of the church, 40s.; to the high altar, 6s. 8d.:
to every friar present at his burying, 4d.
Will dated 31 March, 1512. Proved 28 April, 1512.
He was buried in the third bay of the North Aisle of the Nave in
a raised tomb under the window. His wife Agnes had died in 1500,
and in 1502 John Ebson had directed that he should be buried
"near unto the tomb of Master Maryner," indicating that it had
already been erected (see p. 121 above). Grey Friars, p. 119.
1512. * Thomas Strangways, of Wimborne S. Giles,
Dorset. "If I departe in London, to be buried in the
Gray freres there. . . . To freres mynors of London for
two trentals, v s."
Will dated 8 April, 1512. Proved 1 Dec., 1512.