Wills
18 Edward I (1289-90)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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88-95

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'Wills: 18 Edward I (1289-90)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 88-95. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66826 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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ANNO 18 EDWARD I.

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. Vincent, Martyr [22 Jan.]

London (Master Henry de).—Bequest of twenty shillings annual rent in the City of London to the community of the House of Merton, (fn. 1) Oxford, so that the said House pay for him twenty shillings to the church of All Hallows near Fancherch, to be laid out in ornaments for the same. No date.


Proclamation made if any one wished to challenge the said testament, and there was no opposition; accordingly administration was granted.

Roll 19 (4).

Donstaple (Thomas de), fripperer.—Bequest of five marks rent in Chepe, parish of S. Vedast, for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Michael de Hoggenelane, to he supplemented, if not sufficient, with other rents in Wodestrete in the said parish of S. Michael. To Thomas his son all his tenements whatsoever, within the City of London and without. No date.
Roll 19 (5).

Monday next before Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.]

Coumbe (Thomas de).—To Peter, son of Nicholas, son of Albin le Rouss, of London, the reversion of houses in the parish of All Hallows the Great, after the decease of Avice his wife. No date.


Proclamation made if any one wished to challenge the said testament, and thereupon came Robert le Louerd de Grenewiz and claimed as heir of the said Thomas de Rumbe; and the said Peter, son of Nicholas, came and claimed nothing more than his legacy.

Roll 19 (6).

Reyns (fn. 2) (Richard de).—To Margery his wife a house without Crepelgate in Edwardeswellestrete, (fn. 3) so that she keep it defended against wind and rain, for life, with remainder to Thomas his son. No date.


Proclamation made if any one wished to oppose, and there was no opposition.

Roll 19 (7).

Wicumbe (Roger de).—To Hodierna his wife his house in the parish of S. Olave for life if she take not a husband; remainder to pious uses. Should the said Hodierna marry again she is to pay seven marks thereout to his executors, to be expended on one annual (fn. 4) to be celebrated in the said church of S. Olave, and upon bread, shoes, and linen cloth for the poor. No date.
Roll 19 (10).

Monday next after Feast of Purification of V. Mary [2 Feb.].

Lelham (John de).—His messuage and wharf in the parish of S. Peter the Less to be sold for payment of his debts. No date.
Roll 19 (12).

Duket (fn. 5) (Laurence).—To Johanna his daughter all his houses in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherch. Bequest of rents in the parishes of S. Martin in the Vintry, All Hallows at the Heywarf, and S. Michael de Paternostercherch for the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of Paternostercherch. To Margery, daughter of William (sic), and Cristina her daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate for the term of their lives, with remainder to Laurence his son. No date. Roll 19 (13).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].

Keu (fn. 6) (Richard le).—To Cristina his wife houses for life; remainder to pious uses. No date. Roll 19 (17).

Godchep (fn. 7) (Jordan).—To Gilbert his son his seld in Westchepe; remainder in default of heirs to Margery and Agnes his daughters; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 19 (18).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].

Hereford (Sibil de).—To Alan de Suffolch and Typhania his wife, sister of the testatrix, certain rents which her father Ralph Hardel bequeathed to her near the church of S. Martin in the Vintry. No date.
Roll 19 (23).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [28 May].

Paris (William de), cordwainer. —To his children all his lands, rents, and tenements, within the City of London and without, so that they pay all his debts, as well within the said City as without. To Christiana his daughter two marks annual quitrent near Walebrok, issuing from a tenement formerly belonging to Geoffrey de Hadestoke. No date.


Proclamation made, and there came William de Betoyne, who challenged the legacy to the said Christiana, as the testator held the said rent for the term of his life by the law of England, and the said William de Betoyne claimed the said tenement unburdened. The executors came, and did not nor could gainsay it.

Roll 19 (25).

Kyrkeby (John de), Bishop of Ely.—To the bishopric of Ely all his houses at Holeburne in the suburb of London, together with vines, gardens, (fn. 8) and other appurtenances, in pure and perpetual alms. No date.


Whereupon came William de kirkebi, KNT., heir of the testator, and challenged the testament, inasmuch as the vines bequeathed thereby were situate without the liberty of the City, where a right heir cannot be excluded by a bequest.

Roll 19 (30).

Moton (fn. 9) (Hugh).—To the daughters of Hamo Box land at Castle Baynard. To Simon Godard his house in discharge of arrears due to the said Simon upon marriage with his daughter. To his daughters two houses situate before the church of S. Alphege towards Cripelgate. Certain rents in Sopereslane and houses without Crepelgate near the Bar to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry and "torcheis" in the church of S. Mary in Aldermariecherche. No date.
Roll 19 (31).

Rothewelle (William de).—his houses without Crepelgate, in Mogwellestrate,² and in the Old Fish Market in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen, as also rents in the street of S. Laurence in the Jewry, to be sold by his executors. No date.
Roll 19 (33).

Gravele (Gilbert de), painter—His house to be sold to pay his debts, and the residue to be distributed for the good of his soul. No date. Roll 19 (34).

Fitz Peter (John).—To Alianora his wife his house in Colemannestrete, to hold in free-bench according to the custom of the City for life, with remainder to John his son; also other houses, as well by way of dower as by bequest, and various rents in S. Laurence Jewry Lane, upon Cornhull and Cordewanerestrate, and elsewhere, for life, with remainder to the said John, charged with certain payments to the respective chief lords of the fees. To Ralph and Philip his sons his seld and shop in Westchep, houses and rents in Colemannestrete, Bassieshawe, and elsewhere. All his other rents to be divided equally among his daughters. No date.
Roll 19 (35).

Monday the Octave of H. Trinity [28 May].

Kantabrege (Henry de).—To Roger his son his shop in Westchep, parish of S. Vedast, formerly left to him and John his brother by Reginald their father; also a corner shop (schopam angularem) in the parish of All Hallows de Honilane. To Johanna his daughter rents in the parish of S. Leonard. Emma de Paris to maintain and clothe Alice his daughter for a term of eighteen years, according to agreement. No date. Roll 19 (41).

Brancestre (Alan de).—To Imania his wife all his houses and tenements in the parish of S. Faith of the Crypts, (fn. 11) London, so long as she shall live without a husband. Dame Idonea de Cantebrigge to have the custody of his children under age in the event of his said wife dying or marrying again. No date.
Roll 19 (42).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July]

Bechesworth (Nicholas de), girdler.—To Matilda his wife two houses for life, with remainder to Isabella his daughter and Alan her husband. No date.
Roll 19 (46).

Hedersete (Nicholas de), merchant. (fn. 12) —To Johanna, Sibil, and Margery his daughters his tenements in the parish of S. Christopher and at Cornhulle; remainder in default of heirs to the maintenance of a chantry in the said church of S. Christopher for the good of his soul and the souls of Roesia his late wife and others. No date.
Roll 19 (47).

Perrer (Geoffrey le).—His tenements upon Cornhull to be sold for charitable purposes. No date.
Roll 19 (52).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].

Kent(Thomas de), "pessoner." (fn. 13) —To Juliana (Johanna ?) his wife his mansion house in the parish of S. Michael (sic) Coldabay. (fn. 14) To William his apprentice a house in the said parish; remainder in default of heirs to charitable uses. His house in the parish of S. Mary de Somersete to be sold for pious uses. To Robert his brother his house in the parish of S. Michael de Candlewykestrate, charged with the maintenance of his mother during her life. No date.
Roll 19 (59).

Monday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.].

Walens' (Katherine).—Her houses in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Chikenelane to be sold to fulfil her testament, and the residue to be divided equally between Sir Thomas Walens', Simon Walens', Stephen Walens', and John de Marisco. No date.
Roll 19 (64).

Paris (Robert de).—To Juliana his wife for life certain houses, with remainder to Marcilia his daughter. To Margery his daughter for her marriage ten marks and certain other houses. No date.
Roll 19 (65).

Buscher (Robert le).—To William de Osterleye and to Salerna his daughter the reversion of his mansion house after the decease of Johanna his wife. Another tenement and wharf to be sold, and portions of the proceeds left to William his son and to Margery his daughter, and the residue for pious uses. No date.
Roll 19 (66).

Monday next before the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].

Staundon (John de).—To Thomas his brother houses in Fridaystrate and shops in Chepe (foro). To Juliana his sister various rents and two houses at Castle Beynard. To Juliana de la Vine his term in a house without Crepelgate; and to Robert de Lotheberi the moiety of a shop. No date.
Roll 19 (67).

Staunford (Richard de).—To the Prior of Eoyston (fn. 15) (de Cruce Roys) and convent of the same his houses in London for the maintenance of a chantry. No date.
Roll 19 (68).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.].

Pescaumpe(Beatrix, late wife of Roger de).—To Katherine her daughter rents, shops, and houses in the parish of S. Martin de Ludgate. To Margery her daughter a shop in the Goldsmithery, (fn. 16) London, and houses in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane in Wodestrate. Her portion of a shop in the Goldsmithery, London, opposite the church of S. Peter de Wodestrate, to be sold for pious uses. To Roger her son rents in the parish of Fancherche; and to John de Berking, chaplain, a parcel of land within Crepelgate in the parish of S. Alban which descended to her at the death of her brother John. No date.
Roll 19 (70).

Payn (Laurence).—To Dionisia his mother all his tenement in the parish of S. Magnus at Eederesgate. (fn. 17) No date.
Roll 19 (71).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Martin [11 Nov.].

Hamme (John de).—To William de Gillingham his house in the parish of S. Margaret de Patins. No date.
Roll 19 (73).

Waltham (Ralph de).—To Richard his son one moiety of his tenement in the parish of S. George de Estchep; remainder in default of heirs to John his son. To Margery and Alice his daughters the other moiety. No date.
Roll 19 (74).

Stokes (Henry de).—All his tenement left to his executors to provide chantries therewith in the church of All Hallows upon the Cellar; the Mayor or Warden of the City and four discreet parishioners to appoint to the same after the decease of the said executors; and in case of their default the Archdeacon of London to nominate hac vice.No date.


Administration of the said testament granted to the executors.

Roll 19 (75).

Kayer (Richard le).—To Alice his wife shops in the parish of S. Pancras in Soperlane for life. To Isabella his niece, John son of Hervy le Bokeler, his godson, and to Stephen le Moldere, shops in the same lane and parish for their lives; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 19 (77).

Fundur (Robert le).—To Isabella his wife his land and houses in Collemannestrate for life, with remainders over to his children, and to Gilbert le Fundur, his brother. No date.


Whereupon the said Isabella came and renounced the fee so devised to her, and claimed but a life estate.

Roll 19 (78).

Plomere (fn. 18) (Amice la).—Her tenement in Candlewistrate to be sold. No date.
Roll 19 (80).

Footnotes

1 Merton College, founded by Walter de Merton, circa 1262.
2 Both Rheims in the Department of Marne and Rennes in Brittany were so called (Riley's 'Memorials,' p. 44, note).
3 Cf. "Everardewell," supra, p. 42.
4 Annuale, daily masses for the dead throughout the year, known as the "year's mind" (Rock, 'Church of our Fathers,' vol. ii. pp. 516, 518).
5 Very possibly the same as was murdered a few years before in the church of S. Mary le Bow, whither he had fled to save himself from the consequences of a quarrel. No fewer than sixteen persons, according to Stow, paid the penalty of death for the crime, a woman named Alice atte Bowe, the chief cause of the quarrel and the instigator of the murder, being burned alive; whilst several rich persons implicated were, according to the same authority, "hanged by the purse" after long imprisonment. (See 'The French Chronicle of London,' edited for the Camden Society by G. J. Aungier, pp. 18, 19, translated by Riley).
6 Cook or pie-baker.
7 Probably the same as was sheriff in 1284, and removed from office for being implicated in the murder of Laurence Duket.
8 Now known as Ely Place, Holborn. The gardens attached to the bishop's palace, which survive only in the name of Hatton Garden, were a characteristic feature of the neighbourhood. Glo. My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn I saw good strawberries in your garden there: I do beseech you, send for some of them. Ely. Marry, and will, my lord, with all my heart. Shaks., 'Ric. III.,' Act III. sc. iv. Vine Street still bears witness to the bishop's vineyard, as Kirby Street still recalls the bishop's name.
9 He appears to have combined the duties of City Chamberlain with those of keeping a shop, since Ad schopam Hugonis Motun Camerarii occurs about this period in the City Records (Letter-Book A, folios 15b and 39).
10 I.e., of S. Paul's Cathedral.
11 Mercenarius, or mercer.
12 Fishmonger.
13 Mistake for S. Nicholas Coleabbey.
14 Co. Herts.
15 In aurifabria.
16 See note supra, p. 44.
17 Or feathermonger.
18 Mincing Lance.