Wills
1 Edward II (1307-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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189-199

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'Wills: 1 Edward II (1307-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 189-199. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66843 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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ANNO 1 EDWARD II.

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

Barre (Matilda de la), widow.—To John, son of John Bourser, her foster-son, (fn. 1) her tenement in the parish of S. Benedict de Graschurche. To John de la Barre, her kinsman, a house in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower. To Adam Ludekyn a house and a stone vault under the solar of John Beauflour in the same parish. To the work of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 36 (2).

Harwe (Walter de), Peyverer. (fn. 2) —Certain rents in the parish of S. Vedast and his tenement in the parish of S Michael le Quern to be sold for payment of his debts and legacies. No date.


Whereupon came John de Harwe and challenged the said testament.

Roll 36 (4).

Lillebourne (Laurence de), clerk.—His tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldersgate to be sold, and the proceeds divided equally between John his youngest son, Peter his son, and Isabella his daughter, who is under the care of John de Gorham. No date.
Roll 36 (5).

Honilane (Emma de).—To Ralph her son her tenement in Honilane in tail; remainder to pious uses for the good of her soul and the soul of Elyas her late husband. To William de Honilane, her kinsman, vintner, a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Honilane, charged with the maintenance of one fair wax light on Sundays and Festivals in the said church. To London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 36 (6).

Godchep (Ralph).—To Isabella his daughter for her marriage a house in Smethefeld. No date.
Roll 36 (7).

Fresfys (Adam).—To Alice his wife one mark annual rent of a house in the parish of S. Katherine Trinity, London, for life; remainder to John atte Halle, his nephew. Also to John his son and to Roger Bacheler, his nephew, respectively, one mark rent issuing from the same house. To London Bridge twelvepence. No date.
Roll 36 (8).

Dunstaple (John de), skinner.—To Tiphania, wife of Cristian the Taverner, and John, son of Margaret her daughter, his tenement in the parish of S. John de Walebroke near Horshobrigge. Also to the said John rents in the parish of S. Michael de Paternosterchurche in the lane called "le Bowe"; remainder to pious uses. To William de Medelane, dyer, Tiphania, wife of the same, and Geoffrey their son, tenements in the parish of S. Stephen de Wale broke, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in any parish church the said William may ehoose. To William de Camerwelle, felmongere, (fn. 3) tenements in the parish of S. Swythun. His capital tenements and shops in the parish of S. Mary de Bothawe to be sold by his executors for the maintenance of six chaplains, whereof three are to celebrate in the said parish church, and the other three in the church of S. Swythun. No date.
Roll 36 (9).

Corner (Roger le).—to Sibil his wife his dwelling-house for life; remainder to his sons in successive tail according to seniority; remainder to pious and charitable uses, except forty shillings, which he leaves to the work of the church of S. Dunstan West. No date.
Roll 36 (10).

Hornere (Stephen, son of Richard le).—To Katherine his mother his dwelling-house for life; remainder to his child, if any be born of the body of Alice his wife; otherwise the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses for the good of the souls of Andrew le Hornere, the aforesaid Richard and Katherine, and others. No date.
Roll 36 (11).

Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [_1 Nov.].

Abenach (Simon de) de Havering.—To John and Nicholas his sons certain of his houses and shops in the parish of S. Edelburga. Other houses and shops in the same parish to be devoted to the maintenance of two chaplains, one to celebrate at the altar of S. Peter in Hornchurch (Ecclesia Cornuta), (fn. 4) and the other to celebrate where his executors shall choose. No date.
Roll 36 (17).

Kiscere or Kissere (fn. 5) (Hugh le) de Lothebiry.—To Isabella his wife his house in the parish of S. Margaret de Lothebiry for life; remainder to Richard his son; remainder to pious uses for the good of the souls of the testator, his father and mother, Margery his former wife, and others. No date.
Roll 36 (19).

Edelmeton (Peter de), draper.—To Willelma his daughter his brewhouse in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchep. To Johanna his daughter shops and rents in Estchep; and to Margaret his daughter rents in the parish of S. Laurence in Candelwykstrate. To Cristina his wife his large house in the parish of S. Andrew Baynard for life, with authority to sell the same, if necessary, to Hugh de Garthorp for one hundred marks to pay his debts; also two shops in the same parish for life; remainder to his next heirs. No date.
Roll 36 (20).

Chingelford (Richard de).—His tenements in the parish of All Hallows de Colemancherche to remain in the hands of his executors for one year for the purpose of carrying out his last will, and afterwards to remain to his next heir. To Alice his wife his principal tenement for life; remainder to Alice his daughter in tail, charged with the maintenance of a torch in the church of S. Katherine within Alegate for ever, and also with the payment of one penny weekly to a chantry in the said church. To Agnes and Cristina his daughters tenements in the above parish of All Hallows. To London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 36 (21).

Glovernia (Hugh de), tailor.—Certain rents of a tenement situate opposite the church of S. Mary de Aldermanbiry to be sold, and to be distributed to the poor in London in bread, clothes, shoes, and money. No date.
Roll 36 (22).

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

Wade (John).—To Adam Wade, his brother, his tenement in the parish of S. James de Garlekheth. To Avice his sister his brewhouse in the parish of S. Michael de Queenhithe for life; remainder to pious uses. To Henry le Chaundeler, Hillaria his servant, Matilda, daughter of Cecilia his late sister, and to John de la Grene, clerk, divers shops, rents, &c., in the same parish. Also to the above Adam Wade all his granaries in the said parish of S. Michael. Bequests to the fabric of the church of S. James de Garlekhethe and of London Bridge. No date.
Roll 36 (27).

Nute (John), of the parish of All Hallows de Greschirche.—To Burgensis Fulberti, his uncle and executor, all his lands and tenements in London and in the realm of England, and also within the city and bishopric of Florence. No date.
Roll 36 (28).

Ayssindon(Gilbert de), mercer.—Bequest of rents in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhog towards the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. To Margaret his wife his tenement and seld in the parish of S. Mary le Bow for life; remainder to Johanna, the eldest daughter of Adam Braz. To Alianora and Tyffania his sisters all his other tenements. A debt to the Merchants of Paris to be discharged out of rents in the parish of S. Benedict Schorhog. To Dame Roysia de Coventre a remittance of rent due for her great seld. (fn. 6) No date.
Roll 36 (38).

Beverley (William de).—To William his son rents in Bredestrete in the parish of All Hallows. To Sallerna his wife also rents in the same street and houses situate outside le Barbecan,in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldresgate, for life; remainder to John and William his sons. No date.
Roll 36 (40).

Pourte (Hugh).—To John le Blound a house. To Margaret his wife the custody of William his son until he come of age, and to the said William forty pounds. Certain rents in the parish of S. Magnus to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. To the fabric of London Bridge twenty shillings. No date.
Roll 36 (41).

Foundour (Margery la).—To Juliana her daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Bassieshawe. No date.
Roll 36 (42).

Blondel (Walter).—Bequests of divers rents for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Laurence in the Jewry for the souls of the testator, his father, Alice his mother, William his brother, and Matilda his sister, and others; also for the maintenance of torches in the said church, one of which is to be borne lighted before the priest as he carries the Eucharist from the said church to any sick parishioner, and not to be otherwise used; and a gift of a silver chalice to the said church. To Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey de Cavendissch, and to Geoffrey Bloundel, formerly his apprentice, tenements in the lane of S. Laurence in the Jewry and in Westchep in the parish of S. Pancras, near the seld belonging to the canons of S. Martin le Grand, and elsewhere, subject to the above bequests. No date.
Roll 36 (43).

Finchingfeld (Walter de), junior.—To William his son rents in the parish of S. Sepulchre within Newegate; and to Margaret his daughter houses and shops in the Baily without Newegate, and rents of houses held by Gerard le Bailer; the same to remain in the custody of Johanna his wife until his children come of age. No date.


The said Johanna appeared at a subsequent court and allowed the aforesaid testament, saving her action for her dower of freeholds, &c.

Roll 36 (44).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.].

Braham (Matthew de).—To Johanna his wife all his houses in the City of London for life; remainder to Roger le Deneys, so that the said Roger be bound to lay out for the good of the souls of the testator, his wife, and Bartholomew de Castel, their entire value, saving forty shillings which the testator bequeaths to him. No date.
Roll 36 (45).

Asschingdone (William de), goldsmith.—To Edmund Heyroun and Margery his wife, daughter of the testator, a shop in the parish of S. Leonard in S. Vedast Lane. To Alice his daughter also a shop in the same parish. No date.
Roll 36 (46).

Corder (Elena, late wife of Roger le).—Her tenement in the parish of S. James de Garlekhethe to be sold for pious uses. To London Bridge forty pence. No date.
Roll 36 (47).

Kyng (Ralph le).—His messuage in the parish of S. Botolph the Abbot without Aldresgate to be sold, and of the proceeds two marks to be devoted to pious uses, and the residue to be divided between Margaret his wife and his children. No date.
Roll 36 (48).

Wymbourne (Matilda de).—To Adam de Heselingfeld and Johanna his wife, daughter of the testatrix, houses in the parish of S. Benedict atte Wodewarf for their lives. To John her son rents in the parish of S. Michael de Basseshawe in tail; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 36 (56).

Pride (Geoffrey), glover.—To Reginald (sic) and Johanna, wife of the same, a shop in Chepe for their lives; remainder to Geoffrey his brother. No date.


And note that the testator's seal was not appended, except only for closing the said testament.

Roll 36 (57).

Horsham (William de), of the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate.—To Juliana his wife, daughter of Thomas le Brewere, his tenement in the said parish for life; remainder to Matilda and Margaret his daughters; remainder in default of heirs to pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife her entire chamber, with linen and woollen cloths, and the whole of his household goods for fulfilment of his testament and payment of his debts. No date.
Roll 36 (58).

Beaubelot (Nicholas), "esporoner." (fn. 7) To Cecilia his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestrete for life; remainder in default of an heir of their bodies to the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church. No date.
Roll 36 (59).

Monday next before Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].

Guydo Clericus .—All his tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate to be sold to pay his debts and legacies. To the work of London Bridge forty pence. No date.
Roll 36 (62).

Cros (Margery, relict of Thomas).—To Mariota, daughter of Henry Box, rents in the parish of S. Margaret, Virgin, in Briggestrete for life; remainder to Thomas Cros, son of the testatrix. No date.
Roll 36 (63).

Craye (John de), fishmonger.—To Margery and Matilda his daughters, and the heirs of their bodies, a shop in the Old Fish Market in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbeye; remainder to John Kyng, his son. No date.
Roll 36 (64).

Cestrehunte (Isabella, late wife of Henry de).—Her tenement to be sold for payment of debts, &c. Twenty pounds to remain in the hands of John le Botiller, son of Hugh de la Pole, to the use of Walter her son until he come of age. No date.
Roll 36 (65).

"Bacheler" (Walter, called).—To Matilda his youngest daughter his house and shop in the parish of S. George at Estchepe for life; remainder to Walter his son. No date.


And inasmuch as in the aforesaid testament there was a clause of this kind, "Item, I leave to Walter le Marbeler and Johanna his wife, my sister, and the heirs of the said Johanna lawfully begotten, the whole of that shop with its appurtenances in the parish of S. Margaret in Breggestrete, which was given to the said Walter in frank-marriage (fn. 8) with the aforesaid Johanna my sister," and the said Walter and Johanna his wife still survive and may have issue of their bodies, it was considered that the legacy of that clause should be held void and altogether annulled.

Roll 36 (70).

Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].

Pourte (Margaret, late wife of Sir Hugh).—To William, son of Sir Hugh Pourte, divers bequests, including two silver cups to match, her best brass pot, and best basin and ewer; and a vessel called "nothte." Also to the same in tail rents in Goderonlane; remainder to pious uses. Her tenements in the parish of S. Benedict de Grascherch to be sold to fulfil her testament. To Robert, Thomas, and John, sons of Johanna la Benere, her sister, sixty shillings each. No date.


Whereupon came William Rabot and Juliana his wife, and put their claim upon the said testament as to a messuage and wharf in the parish of S. Magnus, devised therein to the disherison of the said Juliana. And Richard Horn, "ferroun," put his claim on the same as to a messuage in the parish of S. Botolph near Billingesgate, and certain rents in the parishes of S. Magnus and S. Vedast, in which the said Margaret had only a freehold for life.

Roll 36 (74).

Abiton (Margery de).—To the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena her tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Cornhull, charged with certain annual payments of money to the use of the said parish church and to the high altar of the same, and of one rose to the chief lords at the Feast of S. John Baptist. To the fabric of London Bridge sixpence. No date.
Roll 36 (75).

Suffolk (Alan de), called "de Alegate," potter.—To Agnes his daughter by his first wife a messuage which he bought of John de Algate, his lord. To Agnes his present wife for life his capital house, and also his "Werckhus," with all that place which he reserved to himself out of the gift which he made to Anabilia his daughter in frank-marriage; remainder to the heirs of the bodies of the testator and the said Agnes. Also to his said wife her entire chamber. No date.


And inasmuch as it was proved that the aforesaid orphans were dead no mainprise was found.

Roll 36 (76).

Bermyngham (Henry de), cordwainer.—To Johanna his wife his tenement in Pentecostlane, parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, for life; remainder to Johanna his daughter. Also rents in the parish of S. Martin de Otewiche for a term of five and a half years, and her entire chamber. To the fabric of London Bridge five shillings. No date.


And because the said testament willed that if the above tenement were not sold during the lifetime of the said Johanna, the wife of the testator, then she should devise the same in trust for sale for pious uses, which devise could not be admitted according to the use and custom of the City, the said Johanna came and renounced her right of devising for sale, and asked that the residue of the testament might be admitted; and it was granted to her, to wit, the power of sale as executrix, but not the power of devising for sale; and so the said clause was altogether annulled.

Roll 36 (78).

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

Heyrun (Alexander).—To John and Roger his sons shops, &c., in Roperstrate and in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay. To Alice and Sarah his daughters houses in the parishes of St. Swythun de Candelwykstrete and S. Alphege near Crepelgate. To Thomas, son of Margery his late wife, and Mariota, sister to the said Thomas, a tenement in the last-mentioned parish, on condition that they keep clean and maintain their moiety of a latrine appertaining to the said tenement; and rents in the parish of S. Margaret in Briggestrete. Bequests to the parish churches of S. Alphege and All Hallows aforesaid for pious uses. No date.


The said testament was admitted to probate notwithstanding the length of time that had elapsed from the death of the testator, inasmuch as it was proved by trustworthy witnesses that William Peverel, one of the executors of the same, had maliciously withheld it, to the disherison of the children of the testator; and also because John Heyrun, son and heir of the testator, came and asked that the testament might be admitted to probate.

Roll 36 (79).

Mertone (Robert de).—To Henry Launce, stokfyshmongere, his tenement in the parish and lane of S. Michael de Candelwykstrete for forty pounds sterling, twenty pounds of which the testator acknowledges to have already received, and the other twenty pounds are to be paid to his executors. To the work of London Bridge five marks. No date.
Roll 36 (83).

Stonhard (William), "barbour."—To Alice his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Grascherche for life; remainder to his children in equal portions. No date.
Roll 36 (84).

Monday next after the Feast of the Ascension [23 May].

Blound (Adam le) de Fuleham.—To Thomas and Gregory his sons houses, shops, and rents in the parish of S. Magnus; and to Ralph his son his tenement near London Bridge with wharf called "le Westwherf." To Nicholaa his daughter rents in the parish of S. Michael, London, and in Estchep, and the reversion of other rents held by Alice his daughter in tail. To the work of London Bridge ten marks. Dated the Feast of S. Dunstan, Abp. A.D. 1308.
Roll 36 (91).

Matefrey (Richard), of the Old Fish Market, London.—To Johanna his wife and her assigns his shop in the Old Fish Market, so that she sell the same during her lifetime, and distribute the proceeds for the good of her soul and the souls of others. Dated Thursday, the Feast of Ascension, A.D. 1301.


And because the use and custom of the City of London did not allow a testator to make a devise to his wife and her assigns, &c., the aforesaid Johanna voluntarily came and renounced the fee and right, and faithfully promised to sell the said tenement in her lifetime, and to carry out the will of the testator in everything.

Roll 36 (92).

Moltone (Agnes, relict of Robert de).—Tenements in the parish of S. Benedict de Grescherche to be sold for maintenance of chantries in the said parish church for the souls of Hugh de Derby, her father, and others. To John, Bartholomew, and Boneioya her children tenements and rents in the parish of S. Leonard. To Adam de Walsokne and Isabella his wife her late husband's workshop; and to Leticia her daughter certain buildings near the said shop. No date.
Roll 36 (93).

Humphrey the Chaplain, Rector of the church of S. Mary atte Nax—All his tenements in the parish of S. Benedict Shorehog to be sold for the maintenance of two chaplains for the space of two years for the good of his soul. To the fabric of London Bridge two shillings. No date.
Roll 36 (94).

Deneneys (Michael le), tailor.—His messuage in the parish of S. Laurence to remain in the hands of his executors for a term of eight years from the day of his decease for payment of his debts, and then to go to Avice his wife for life; remainder to Henry his son, and Johanna and Alice his daughters, and to the child en ventre sa mère Godwilling, about to be born. To the work of London Bridge sixpence. Dated Sunday next before the Feast of the Apostles Philip and James, A.D. 1307.
Roll 36 (95).

Wandlesworth (Richard de), corder.—To Agnes his wife all his tenements in Wandegoselane in la Corderie, parish of All Hallows at the Hay, for life; remainder in trust for sale for charitable uses. To the work of London Bridge forty shillings. No date.
Roll 36 (96).

Hadham (William de), tanner.—To Johanna his daughter his tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre in Sekollane without Neugate; also his brasier (batillum), with all his utensils of wood, silver, and iron, dikers (fn. 9) of skins, chests, woollen and linen cloths, table-cloths, towels, and feather bolsters. In default of heirs of her body the same to be sold for pious uses for the souls of Felicia his mother and others. No date.


The aforesaid goods were appraised at nine pounds and twopence by oath of Geoffrey de Chelchehethe and Robert de Gertworthe, tanners; and the same togethe with the above tenement were delivered to Richard le Ussher, testamentary guardian of the said Johanna, by mainprise of the said Geoffrey and Robert, until, &c. Schedule of goods so delivered on Wednesday the morrow of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], anno 1 Edward II. [1308], is attached,

Roll 36 (97).

Harewe(William de), goldsmith.—To Sabine his wife his messuages in the parishes of S. Sepulchre within Neugate and S. Nicholas [at the Shambles] for life; remainder to John his brother in trust for pious uses. Dated Friday next after Easter, A.D. 1308.
Roll 36 (103).

Footnotes

1 Alumpno meo.
2 Pepperer.
3 Dealer in fells or untanned skins.
4 Co. Essex.
5 According to Riley (Introduction to 'Memorials of London,' p. xxii) this probably means a maker of "cushes," or armour for the thighs.
6 See note supra, p. 62.
7 Sporier or spurmaker.
8 Tenements given by one man to another on his marriage with the daughter, sister, &c., of the donor, to hold in frank-marriage, created a tenancy in special tail without any words of descent or procreation; the donees in the present case accordingly were already possessed of an estate in the said shop to them and the heirs of their two bodies begotten, which the testator appears to have endeavoured to limit to the heirs of the body of one only, viz., those of his sister.
9 See note supra, p. 187.