The London Record Society is indebted to the Greater London Council
not only for permission to publish the wills and inventories in its custody
contained in this volume, but also for a grant towards the cost of printing.
Thanks are also due to the Corporation of London for permission to
print the information in Appendixes 5 and 6, extracted from FitzJames's
Register, now in the Guildhall Library.
Miss Darlington has asked me to thank on her behalf, firstly, the students
of her palaeography class who made the initial transcription of many of
the wills and especially Miss Freda Mayes, Mrs. Diana Poulton and Mrs.
Angela Salmon; secondly, many people who have given help or advice:
Professor S. T. Bindoff, Professor A. G. Dickens, Mr. A. G. Watson,
Dr. J. Conway Davies, Mr. Lawrence Tanner, Dr. A. E. J. Hollaender and
Miss Joan Gibbs; thirdly, several of her fellow archivists in different parts
of the country who have helped to identify obscure place names; and
finally, Miss Alison Reeve and other colleagues in the Greater London
Hon. General Editor