Wills
44 Edward III (1370-1)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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134-138

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'Wills: 44 Edward III (1370-1)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 134-138. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66911 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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ANNO 44 EDWARD III.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.].

Lygth (William), cook.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate near his children. Bequests to the vicar and chaplains of the said church, the inmates of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew de Smethefeld, the master and brethren of the same; also to Sister Johanna Percevale and Sister Lora. To Johanna his wife he leaves the remaining term of service of his apprentices, and his tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid in fee. His said wife to cause three masses de Sancta Maria to be sung every Saturday for the good of his soul so long as she shall live. To William, clerk, a messuage and a piece of silver of twenty shillings weight or the sum of twenty shillings. Dated London, 14 August, 42 Edward III. [A.D. 1368].

Roll 98 (20).

Sarisbirs or Sarisbris (Robert de).—Bequests to the high altar of the church of S. Michael de la Crokedelane for tithes forgotten or withheld; also for making a window near the tomb of Sir Peter de Keer, Knt., in the church of the Augustinian Friars; to the hospitals of S. Thomas de Suthwerk and S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, the Sisters of S. Katherine near the Tower, and inmates of Newgate. To William Doget, vintner, he leaves twenty marks sterling. To Idonia his wife a moiety of all his tenements and rents, the other moiety being left to Walter his son, for their respective lives; remainder to pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of William Baynardescastel and others. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Nativity of B.V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1350. Roll 98 (21).

Monday the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Mosehache (William), tanner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Sepulchre without Neugate, on the south side near the cross. Bequests to the said church and ministers and lights thereof; to various orders of friars in London, the old fabric of S. Paul's, &c. To Johanna his wife he leaves his table in the Tannerseld, London, with all rights and appurtenances, for life, so long as she remain a widow or if she marry a man of the craft of tanners; remainder to Richard his son if he follow the same craft, otherwise the same is to go to William atte Felde. The owner of the said table for the time being is to cause a certain number of masses to be sung in the church of S. Mary le Bow, upon pain of its reversion to the Fraternity of the Tannerseld. A certain tenement in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid to be sold to fulfil his testament, and six marks sterling out of the proceeds to be given to Amicia his daughter. Another tenement in the same parish to go to his aforesaid wife for life; remainders to his aforesaid son and daughter in successive tail. Dated in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid, 2 April, 43 Edward III. [A.D. 1369]. Roll 98 (55).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Atte Gate (Geoffrey).—To be buried in the churchyard of the Canons of S. Paul. Bequests to the old and new work of S. Paul's, the old work of the church of S. Vedast, &c. To Thomas de Pynnor, Agnes, wife of the same, and their children he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Vedast aforesaid. Tenements in Westchepe in the same parish, and his leasehold interest in tenements at S. Paul's Gate, to be in aid of a chantry in the church of S. Vedast for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice and Johanna his late wives, and others. Bequests to his apprentices, to Robert Spaldyng and Juliana, wife of the same, Sir Robert the Chaplain, son of Alice his former wife, and to Friar Simon his son. Dated London, 16 July, A.D. 1361. Roll 98 (66).

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

Cotyngham (Thomas de), Rector of the church of Wardon in the diocese of Lincoln.—Bequests to the said church and to each order of mendicant friars in London; also (among others) to the following:—Sir Nicholas de Spaygne, Sir William de Burstall, Sir Nicholas de Ravendale, William de Hull and Elena, wife of the same, Alice Beauflour, Hugh de Cotyngham, clerk, Nigel West his kinsman and Beatrix, wife of the same, and various servants. Besides sums of money he leaves divers robes furred with Bys, (fn. 1) his small book called "journal," a book on letters of Master de Pekeryng (de literis de factura Magistri de Pekeryng) and of the Court of Rome (et de factura Curie Romane) and other Masters; also a quire (fn. 2) on letters of the Chancellery (de literis Cancellar') and the clergy (de clero) abridged (sub compendio), his portifory and cassock (clamide). Certain tenements in Holbourn to be sold and a portion of the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul. He forgives his debtors at Wardon their debts to the amount of twenty shillings. Dated London, 10 May, A.D. 1370. Roll 98 (75).

Dorsete (Richard), "Fullere."—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lumbardstrete in the same tomb as Emma his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and to the Friars of S. Augustine for their prayers. To Walter and Robert his apprentices and to Alice de Grenewych he leaves (among other things) a pair of shears, coats of ray cloth and furred, a red coverlet with white roses, a blanket and sheets. His tenement in the lane called "Scheteboruelane" (fn. 3) to be sold to pay his debts, saving to Alice his wife her dower; and one moiety of the residue of the proceeds he leaves to his said wife, the other moiety being devoted to pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Emma and Alice his former wives, and others. Dated London, Thursday the Feast of S. Mark [25 April], 44 Edward III. [A.D. 1370]. Roll 98 (89).

Bristolle (John de), tanner.—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Newgate near the south gate of S. Katherine. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, to each order of friars in London, the prisoners in Newgate, the alms-boxes (Pixidibus) for lepers around London, the old work of S. Paul's, and for the repair of highways around London where most necessary. Provision made for a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his wife and others. Also to Agnes his wife he leaves a moiety of all his goods, movable and immovable, by way of dower, and her entire chamber and kitchen; also all his tenements in Secollane in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid for life. To Nicholas his brother one hundred shillings. Dated London, 19 June, A.D. 1369. Roll 98 (90).

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

Stoke (John), "brewer."—To be buried in the church of S. Dionisius, London. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof; also for providing a chantry therein for one year. To Agnes his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Dionisius aforesaid for life; remainder to Sir Thomas Jordan, Vicar of Berkyng, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Further bequests to John, son of John de Stoke, tapicer, his godson, and to Alice, daughter of the same. Dated London, the last day of January, A.D. 1367. Roll 98 (105).

Monday the Feast of SS. Fabian and Sebastian [20 Jan.].

Ippegrave (Alice, relict of Thomas, late goldsmith).—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard near the tomb of her late husband. Bequests to Sir Thomas, the rector of the church of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate, and his successors, for the celebration of a trental of S. Gregory (fn. 4) in the said church, as well as to the high altar and various lights within the said church, charged on certain tenements in the parish of S. Augustine, which she acquired by gift of John de Bernes, mercer, executor of the will of William de Causton, late mercer. Further bequests of money or chattels, comprising a courtepy of bluet furred, a red curtel, kerchiefs, mazer cups, spoons, &c., to Johanna Benet, John, the brother of the testatrix, and Juliana, wife of the said John, John her son, Agnes Pewtrer, and others. Dated London, Friday the Vigil of S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec.], A.D. 1370. Roll 98 (172).

Footnotes

1 1 Bisshe, fur made from part of the skin of the hind or female deer. Fr. biche=a hind.
2 2 A quire (quaterna) properly denoted a bundle of paper comprising a certain number of sheets; frequently used to signify any similar bundle of sheets or unbound volume. Called in Norfolk a quaire (Way's 'Prompt. Parv.').
3 3 This appears to be the correct reading and not "Schetebornelane," notwithstanding its being known as "Sherborn" Lane at the present day. In a cartulary belonging to the Mercers' Company it constantly occurs as "Shiteburghelane" and "Schitebouruelane" (cf. "Shitteborwelane" in Part I. of this Calendar, p. 13).
4 1 This trental consisted of thirty masses, three to be said on each of the ten chief festivals—Christmas, the Circumcision, the Purification, the Annunciation, the Resurrection, the Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, the Virgin Mary's Assumption and her Nativity. (See a poem, 'Trentalle, Sancti Gregorii,' printed in 'Religious, Political, and Love Poems,' edited by Dr. Furnivall for the Early Eng. Text Soc., 1866, p. 87.)