Wills
4 Edward II (1310-11)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1889

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213-221

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'Wills: 4 Edward II (1310-11)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 1: 1258-1358 (1889), pp. 213-221. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66846 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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ANNO 4 EDWARD II.

Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July].

Coventre (Stephen, son of Henry de).—To Isabella his wife rents issuing from the painted seld (fn. 1) in Westchep and also in the parish of S. Michael le Quern for life. To Edmund his son the reversion of all lands, rents, and tenements held by Roysia, the testator's mother, except a tenement and wharf in Dibeleslane in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe, which he leaves to his child en ventre sa mère. No date.
Roll 39 (22).

Helveton (William de).—To Basilia his daughter his shop in the parish of S. Antonin. No date.
Roll 39 (23).

Derby (Thomas de), cordwainer.—To Roysia his wife his tenements in Wodestrate, parish of S. Alban, and in Cockeslane, parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for one year and with providing food and clothing for his daughter Sabine; remainders over to his said daughter and to John his son. No date.
Roll 39 (24).

Feyner or Fener (Clement le).—To Alice his daughter a certain rent. To Amicia his wife all his tenements for life. If the said tenements be sold, William le Haftere is to be preferred as purchaser and the proceeds are to be divided into three parts: one part to go to his said wife, another part to his children, and the third part to be devoted to pious uses. No date.
Roll 39 (25).

Convers (Robert le).—To Roysia his wife his tenement in the Goldsmithery, London, in the parish of S. Vedast, for life; remainder to Katherine his daughter. To Nicholas his son a tenement in the suburb of London in the parish of S. Dunstan West in Fletestrete. To Henry his son all his tenements in the parishes of S. Michael le Quern and S. Faith. Also to the aforesaid Katherine his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan West, saving to Sibil his daughter her term of thirty years in the same. No date.
Roll 39 (26).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Luck, Evangelist [18 Oct.].

Underwode (Alan), cordwainer.—To Alice, Johanna, and Elena his daughters shops in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete, saving to Johanna his wife her flow of water underneath the said shops from his tenement as far as the lane called "Sakfrerelane," (fn. 2) as in times past she used to have. To Johanna his sister also a shop for life. No date.
Roll 39 (27).

Reed or Rede (William de), skinner.—To Alice, wife of Peter de Newcastle, skinner, all his houses, rents, and tenements in the parish of S. Stephen de Walebrok. To Lucy his sister all his houses, rents, and tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepelgate, and rents in the said parish of S. Stephen. To London Bridge one mark. No date.
Roll 39 (32).

Finchingfeld (Albric de), son of Water de Finchingfeld, late Alderman.—A certain piece of land to be devoted to the maintenance of the fabric of the church of S. Giles without Creplegate. To Margaret his sister one mark annual quitrent for life; remainder to Johanna his mother. Also to the said Johanna his capital messuage for life; remainder to his next heirs. No date.
Roll 39 (50).

Asshwy (Richard).—To Thomas de Lafford his tenement in the parish of S. Brigid de Fletestrete for life; remainder to Mary, the testator's daughter, for life; remainder to John her son. Also to his said daughter tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Mary de Staninglane, S. Brigid in Fletestrete, S. Giles without Creplegate, S. Botolph without Aldresgate, and elsewhere for life; remainder to her aforesaid son. Also to the said Thomas de Lafford rents in the parish of S. Botolph near Billinggesgate. No date.
Roll 39 (54).

Laufare (John de), cordwainer.—To William de Stanes, cord‐wainer, a portion of a seld in the parish of S. Peter de Wodestrete in Westchepe in discharge of a debt. To Henry de la More, goldsmith, a tenement in the parish of S. Michael de Hoggenelane, on condition that the said Henry pay his executors forty marks for the same, and cancel a recognizance in which he was bound to the said Henry for ten pounds sterling in the King's Exchequer, before seisin of the same be given. No date.
Roll 39 (55).

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

White (Sarah, late wife of Walter le).—Her tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas Coldabbey in Distaflane to be sold to pay her debts and fulfil her testament. No date.
Roll 39 (56).

Jordan (John).—His house in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle to be sold to fulfil his testament. No date.
Roll 39 (57).

Caumpes (Richard de), ironmonger.—To Matilda his wife his house in the parish of S. Michael de Bassinggeshawe, and shops in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry, for life; remainder to his next surviving heirs. To Thomas and Iter his sons house and rents in the street of Walebrok, parish of S. Stephen. No date.
Roll 39 (58).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edmund, K. and M. [20 Nov.].

Totenham (Laurence de).—All his tenements in the parishes of All Hallows de Berkyngcherche near the Tower and S. James de Garlekheth to be sold to pay his debts. No date.
Roll 39 (71).

Adrian (Peter).—To Elicia his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Antonin for life; remainder to Thomas his son. If his said wife survive his son she is to dispose of the same tenements by will for the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church. No date.


A marginal note says that this will is void because the Court records, and Thomas de Asshewelle, the executor, testifies, that it was not proved.

Roll 39 (72).

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

Blound (Argentilla, late wife of Hugh le).—To William de Hanyngton, skinner, and Johanna his wife her tenement in the parish of S. Olave in Moggewellestrete, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of her soul and the souls of her late husband, Henry de Norton, and others for the space of one year after her decease. No date.
Roll 39 (75).

Berneval (Peter de).—All his tenements without Alegate in the parish of S. Botolph without Alegate to be sold. No date.


Whereupon came John, the son of the testator and of Matilda his wife, and put his claim upon those tenements thus devised to he sold, inasmuch as the said Peter had no estate in them except by the curtesy (fn. 3) of England, by reason of Matilda his wife, whose heir the said John is.

Roll 39 (80).

Garlaund. (Alice, late wife of John) de Fletestrete.—To William, Matilda, and Elena her children houses, shops, and rents in Fletstrete. No date.


Whereupon came John, son of John Garlaunde, by Richard de Unewyk, servant, and put his claim, saying that the aforesaid Alice had only an estate of freehold (fn. 4) in the tenement aforesaid.

Roll 39 (91).

Burnham (Elizabeth de).—Her tenement in the parish of S. Dyonisius de Blakecherch to be sold, and the proceeds to be devoted to chantries in the said parish church and in the church of All Hallows de Garscherch. No date.
Roll 39 (92).

Rothyng (Hamo de).—To Johanna his wife tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate for life, subject to an annual gift to the poor of twenty shillings sterling; remainder to Matilda his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. No date.
Roll 39 (93).

Seneschal (Ralph le), "nayler."—To Alice his wife his messuage in Grobbestret, parish of S. Giles without Crepilgat, for life; remainder to pious uses. No date.
Roll 39 (94).

Bret (Agnes la).—To Robert her son and to Florence his daughter a messuage in the parish of S. John Zakarie near Inggelenelane. To Richard le Bret, goldsmith, and Robert his son a shop in Westchepe, parish of S. Matthew de Fridaystrate. To Agnes de Okolt and Avice Dyve a messuage upon Cornhull for their lives. The residue of her rents to be sold. No date.


Whereupon came the Abbess of Berkyng and put her claim on the said testament, as also the Abbot of Woburne and Robert le Bret.

Roll 39 (98).

Laurenz (John), of the parish of S. Benedict de Grasschirch.—To Matilda his wife tenements, shops, &c., in the parishes of S. Mary atte Hulle near the Tower, S. Andrew Hubert at Estchep, S. Mary le Bow, S. Dunstan, and S. Benedict aforesaid for life; remainder to Amy and Agnes his daughters. No date.


Whereupon came Robert Hardel and put his claim upon the said testament.

Roll 39 (99).

Bradelee (Geoffrey de), girdler.—To Walter de Cavendysch rents in the lane and parish of S. Laurence Jewry for forty marks sterling, twenty‐four marks of which the said Walter is to pay to Simon, the brother of the testator, for distribution among the poor of his family in the vill of Dullyngham, (fn. 5) and the residue to be distributed in clothes and shoes. To Roger de Cavendysch and Margery, wife of the same, shops in the parish of S. Stephen de Colemanstret in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. No date.
Roll 39 (100).

Horemede (Alan de).—To Sarah his sister a shop for life. To Felicia his wife a tenement with two shops for life; remainder to pious uses. To Felicia his daughter, her heirs and assigns, a tenement at Holebourne; and to Agnes his daughter three shops in Little Lane. (fn. 6) No date.
Roll 39 (104).

Lascy (Sir Henry de), Earl of Lincoln.—Testament proved by Master Boniface de Salute, Archdeacon of Bokyngham, Sir Clement the Prior of Espaldyng, William the Prior of S. Oswald, and others, wherein was the following clause as to lay fee in London:—I will therefore and devise that all my place which belonged to the Preaching Friars, (fn. 7) together with all my dwelling‐houses thereon, be sold by order of my executors to assist in fulfilling my testament. No date.
Roll 39 (106).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].

Gildeford (John de), cordwainer.—To John de Pelham, clerk, a shop and house in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in Bradestrete; the said shop being bounded on the north side by the ditch called "Walebroke." No date.
Roll 39 (118).

Grene (John de la).—To Johanna, daughter of Cristiana de Enefeld, a shop in the parish of S. Michael Queenhithe. To the fabric of London Bridge three shillings. No date.
Roll 39 (127).

Monday next after F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Pekard (John).—To Alice his wife all his tenements for life; remainder to pious uses. To London Bridge twelve pence. No date.


Proclamation made, and no reclaim.

Roll 39 (151).

Veyse (John le), girdler—To Alditha his wife a tenement for life if she shall remain unmarried; otherwise the same to be sold and she to have one third of the proceeds, and the residue to be devoted to pious uses. No date.


Proclamation made, and no reclaim; but the said Alditha came, and as to the above clause relating to her marriage, &c., disclaimed all right and fee as to the third part of the tenement devised.

Roll 39 (152).

Kelesale (Ralph, son of Robert de).—His tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, and rents in the parish of S. Giles without Creplegate, to be sold to fulfil his testament and to pay his debts; and William de Causton, his lord, to have the option of purchasing the same for thirty‐five marks. The residue of his goods to be divided into two equal portions, one portion to be devoted to pious uses, but the other portion, &c. (sic). No date.
Roll 39 (153).

Chiltre (Danyel de).—To Johanna his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldremariecherch for life; remainder to Robert, Juliana, Alice, Johanna, Agnes, and Roysia his children. Also to his said children his tenement in the parish of S. Peter de Bradestrate; remainder in default of heirs to pious uses in the above parish churches. No date.


Proclamation made, and no reclaim.

Roll 39 (154).

Blound (Henry le), stokfisshmongere.—To Emma his wife his house in Thames Street, parish of S. Michael de Candelwykstrete, for life; remainder to Richard and John his sons in successive tail. In default of heirs the same to be sold, and two thirds of the proceeds to be divided equally among his surviving children, and the residue to be given to the poor. Also to his said sons, and to Elena, Johanna, and Amicia his daughters, one hundred shillings each. No date.
Roll 39 (155).

Hatfeld (Hugh, son of Michael de).—To Johanna his mother houses in the parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstrate. No date.
Roll 39 (156).

Frowyk (Robert de).—To Johanna his wife his cellar by way of dower. To William de Stanes the whole of his tenement, with shops, cellars, and solars. To Roger de Rameseye, clerk, his nephew, one mark quitrent in the Goldsmithery (fn. 8) in the parish of S. Mathias (sic) de Frideistrate. No date.
Roll 39 (157).

Monday the Morrow of the Feast of H. Trinity [6 June].

Caxstone (William de), "buriller."—To William, son of William lespicer, his godson, his house in the parish of S. Mary de Abcherche in Shitheburnlane. His tenement in the parish of All Hallows upon the Cellar in the lane called "Wolsislane" to be sold to pay his debts and to fulfil his testament, Robert Persone, skinner, being preferred as purchaser. No date.


Proclamation made, and no one reclaimed.

Roll 39 (159).

Gloucestre (Walter de).—To Dyonisia his wife his tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyngcherche for life; remainder to Walter his son; but if the said Walter predecease his said wife the same to be disposed of for the benefit of his soul and of the souls of the said Dyonisia and Alice his former wife. No date.
Roll 39 (160).

Suffolk (Arnald de).—To Cristiana his wife his houses and all his goods, movable and immovable, situate in the parishes of S. Stephen and All Hallows [near London Wall]. No date.


Proclamation made, and administration granted to the executors.

Roll 39 (173).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Barnabas [11 June].

Braghing (Bartholomew de), of the parish of S. Mary de Abcherche.—To Agnes his mother his tenement in the said parish formerly belonging to Peter de Braghyngg, his father. To John his brother, and to Eva his sister, tenements in the said parish. No date.
Roll 39 (174).

Robert Cirugicus, of Crooked Lane. (fn. 9) — To John his son all his houses in the parish of S. Michael de Candelwikstrate. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed.

Roll 39 (175).

Hengham (Ralph de).—His house in London to be sold to fulfil all and singular legacies. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed.

Roll 39 (176).

Feyner or Fener (Reginald le).—To Matilda his wife his tenement in the parish of S. Dunstan West for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said parish church for the space of one year after his decease; remainder to John and Richard his sons. A tenement in the parish of S. Brigid in Fletestrate to be sold after the death of the present tenant, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed; accordingly administration was granted to the executors.

Roll 39 (177).

Spicer (Johanna, late wife of William le).—To Johanna her daughter in tail shops in le Baille without Ludegate; remainder to John her son. No date.


Proclamation made, and not reclaimed; accordingly administration was granted to the executors.

Roll 39 (178).

Footnotes

1 Probably the same mentioned in the will of Cristiana la Brune, supra, p. 95.
2 Appears to have derived its name from the Fratres de Pwnitentidor Fratres da Saccâ, who had their house in the vicinity. See note supra, p. 5.
3 Nisi tantum modo per libertatem Anglie. Upon the decease of his wife a man had an estate for life in such lands and tenements of his wife as she was solely seised of in fee simple or foe tail in possession, provided that he had issue by her, born alive, which was capable of inheriting. Whilst in the enjoyment of this estate the husband was called a tenant by the curtesy(per curialitatem) of England, or, more shortly, tenant by the curtesy.
4 Liberum tenementum, i.e., she had but an estate for life, and not a freehold of inheritance in fee simple or fee tail.
5 Or Engaine Lane; also known as Maiden Lane.
6 Co. Cambridge.
7 In venella parva.
8 The house of the Preaching Friars, otherwise called Dominicans or Black Friars, was originally situate near Holborn, and was sold by them in 1285 to the Earl of Lincoln, when they removed to their new buildings on the riverside, at what is now called "Blackfriars." The deed of conveyance was duly enrolled in the Court of Husting—Hust. Roll 16 (51)—but the consideration money is not mentioned. Mr. Loftie states it to have been five hundred and fifty marks, payable by instalments, and that the house with its gardens was granted by the earl before his death in 1310 to the legal profession ('Hist. of London,' vol. i. p. 233; vol. ii. p. 73). It still survives as Lincoln's Inn. In the previous year the earl had acquired from Roger de Notyngham and Alda, wife of the same, a messuage adjoining his manor at Holborn—Hust. Roll 38 (35).
9 Orfaveria.
10 De venella torta.