Wills
49 Edward III (1375-6)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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167-186

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'Wills: 49 Edward III (1375-6)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 167-186. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66916 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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ANNO 49 EDWARD III.

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

Tamworthe or Thamworthe (John de).—To be buried in the church of S. Sepulchre without Neugate. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, and to the rector and other ministers of the church of S. Andrew de Castle Baynard. To William his son and Richard atte Chapele, if surviving, he leaves his shout with all its apparel; and to the former his batel called "Feribot." (fn. 1) Also to the aforesaid William all his timber, and the reversion of all his rents and tenements in Chauncelereslane and Ratonsrowe, of which he was jointly seised with Alice his wife, in tail; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to Agnes his daughter. Also to the aforesaid William he leaves a messuage in the Baille in the parish of S. Sepulchre aforesaid; and to the aforesaid Richard atte Chapele his kinsman his place in the lane called "Faytourslane." (fn. 2) In testimony whereof he set his seal to this his testament, as well closed as open. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.], A.D. 1373. Roll 103 (1).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine [14 Feb.].

Croydon (Richard de), fishmonger.—To be buried before the altar of S. Katherine in the church of S. Dionisius de Bakcherch near Grascherch. To Margery his wife a life interest in certain tenements in the parishes of S. Andrew Huberd, S. Mary atte Hull, S. Margaret Patyns, and elsewhere, of which he and his said wife were jointly seised to them and the heirs of the testator; remainder as to a portion to Agnes his daughter in tail; remainder to John Phelipot, Alderman, (fn. 3) and Margaret [wife of the said John], the testator's daughter, in tail; remainder to Thomas Colewell his brother. Other tenements not so left to the aforesaid Agnes are to remain to the said John Phelipot and Margaret in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.], 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1374-5].


Whereupon John Asshewell, the King's Attorney, put his claim upon the tenements above devised.

Roll 103 (10).

Devenissh (Thomas), "lyndraper."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary de Abbechurch. Bequest to the said church for the purchase of a Gradual. (fn. 4) Certain shops which he acquired at the decease of Adam his father and Constance his mother in the parish of S. Botolph without Bisshopesgate to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, 7 January, A.D. 1374. Roll 103 (14).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedracirc; [22 Feb.].

Mockyngg (Nicholaa, relict of John de, fishmonger).—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Magnus de Briggestrete near the tomb of her late husband. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. Provision made for funeral expenses, observance of obit, and chantries in the churches of S. Magnus aforesaid, S. George de Estchepe, and the parish church of Totenham for the good of her soul, the souls of her late husband, John her father, Mariota her mother, and others. Bequests of money, jewels, and household goods to Margaret and Idonia her daughters, Thomas and Nicholas her sons, John Mockyngg, son of John her son, John and Thomas her brothers, John Wroth, and others. To the aforesaid church of Totenham she leaves vestments, a chalice and paten, a missal, portifory, and all other ornaments belonging to her chapel. Guardians appointed for her children during minority. Thomas Sterre her brother appointed one of her executors. Dated London, Thursday next after the Feast of Exaltation of H. Cross [14 Sept.], A.D. 1348.


Be it known that the above testament was admitted to probate by assent of the Mayor and Aldermen, although the lay fee was not therein contained in accordance with the last will of the aforesaid John de Mockyngg her late husband, who devised a tenement, by will enrolled above, (fn. 5) to be sold by his executors, and appointed the aforesaid Nicholaa his executrix, &c.

Roll 103 (21).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Benedict, Abbot [21 March].

Kenyngton (John de), Rector of the church of S. Dunstan towards the Tower.—To be buried in the chancel of the said church. To the high altar of the same he leaves an osculatory (fn. 6) (deosculatorium) silver gilt and an Ordinal (fn. 7) of the use of Sarum. Six poor men of his parish to be selected by his executors, on their merits and without favour, to hold torches at his funeral, to each of whom he leaves a vest. Further bequests to the aforesaid church for purchase of books and ornaments. To S. Paul's Church he leaves his book called 'Catholicon,' (fn. 8) to be preserved in a case (incraticletur) where most convenient, with a notice in large characters upon the same requesting any one reading the book for the purpose of study to devoutly repeat some prayer for the benefit of the souls of John de Kenyngton and John de Brampton, clerks, and their benefactors. And whereas he had entered into a covenant to leave the said book to the college of priests in S. Paul's (fn. 9) under penalty of sixty shillings, he desires that the said sum be paid to the college in satisfaction, and that the book be placed in the said church as aforesaid for public use. His executors to give seisin to John Payn de London, "fourbour," of a certain tenement at S. Augustine's Gate upon payment of forty marks. A certain tenement near the church of S. Michael le Quern, and certain lands at Derteford, to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses or otherwise as his executors may think expedient. A sum of forty pounds secured on lands and tenements formerly belonging to Richard Wydegate de "Bacchild" (fn. 10) in co. Kent to be realized, and the said lands and tenements delivered to the right heirs of the aforesaid Richard. Dated London, 22 December, A.D. 1374. Roll 103 (33).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Ambrose [4 April].

Frowyk (Thomas de), of co. Middlesex.—To be buried in the churchyard of the parish of Southmymmes near the tomb of John Durham. Ten ells of Russet cloth to be bought, and a cross of white cloth put thereon, to be placed over his corpse; the same to be distributed among four poor persons immediately after his burial. Provision also made for torches and mortars (mortarios), chantries, gifts to the poor, &c. To Henry his father, if surviving, he leaves six oxen, two stallions (stottos (fn. 11) ), all his goats at Oldefeld, and his corn in the field called "Shepecotefeld." To Matilda (fn. 12) his wife twenty pounds and several head of cattle at Wyllesdon and at le Oldfeld, a plough, and a cart bound with iron, beside household chattels, including a cup called "tour de chalice." To Henry his son he leaves, among other things, two of his best horses, all his girdles harnessed with silver, his horns, five goblets of silver with a ewer, and six silver spoons enclosed in a leather case. Pecuniary bequests to Agnes his sister, a nun of the house of S. Elena, London, to each nun of Chesthunte and of Sopwell near St. Alban, to the vicars of Southmymmes and Wyllesdon, the rectors of Harengeye (fn. 13) and Fyncheslee, the Prior of Elsingspetel, and others; also for the repair of the church of S. Peter at St. Alban, the work of S. Paul's, London, the repair of the highway between Barnette and le Twocrouches, (fn. 14) &c. Dated at Southmymmes, Monday, 20 November, A.D. 1374.

Roll 103 (49).

Wolmersty (William).—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Mary atte Hull. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and for the maintenance of chantries therein for the space of one year after his decease; also to the Abbot and Convent of Waltham Holy Cross for a pittance, &c., to divers orders of friars in London, and to the religious men called "Chartrers," (fn. 15) living at the new churchyard (fn. 16) without Aldrichegate. To Robert his son he leaves his best mazer, six silver spoons, and his best psalter covered with red leather. To Thomas his son his best cloak and twenty shillings. To Cristina his wife a tenement with shops in the parish of S. Mary atte Hull for the term of seven years, after which the said shops are to remain to William and John his sons in tail; remainder to his son Robert aforesaid, to whom he also leaves the reversion of the aforesaid tenement, in tail, with remainder over; ultimate remainder to the Abbot and Convent of Waltham Holy Cross. Dated London, Tuesday the Feast of S. Stephen the Martyr [26 Dec.], A.D. 1374. Roll 103 (56).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan [19 May].

Fraunceys (Adam), mercer.—To be buried in the chapel of the Holy Ghost in the church of S. Elena within Bisshopesgate. Provision made for the erection and perpetual maintenance of two chantries, viz., one chantry of the Blessed Mary and another of the Holy Ghost, in the church of S. Elena aforesaid, for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his wife and others, the right of presentation to which is to be with the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's in the first instance. Particulars given at great length of the several functions to be performed by each chantry priest and the inmates of the Priory of S. Elena. His lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Martin Oteswych, S. Elena, S. Alburga, S. Peter de Bradestrete, and elsewhere he leaves to the Prioress and Convent of S. Elena, charged with the maintenance of the above chantries as directed, the maintenance of lamps, observance of his obit, &c., the said prioress and each nun of the house binding herself by her corporal oath upon the holy Gospels to carry out the instructions contained in his will. Bequests also for the maintenance of a chantry, to be called "the chantry of Peter Fanelour," in the church of All Hallows de Edelmeton, (fn. 17) which the said Peter had lately rebuilt, charged on his tenements in the parishes of S. Martin Pomer, All Hallows the Less upon the Cellar, and elsewhere. To Adam Fraunceys, junior, his son, and Margaret, wife of the same, he leaves the reversion of leasehold property in the parish of S. Laurence, Jewry. To Agnes his wife all his tenements in the parishes of S. Mildred in the Poultry and S. Mary Magdalen in Westchepe for life; remainder to his aforesaid son; ultimate remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds devoted to the celebration of masses, feeding the poor, marrying poor girls, repair of bridges and roads, and other charitable uses, under the supervision of the Mayor and Recorder of London for the time being. Dated London, 26 August, A.D. 1374. Roll 103 (79).

Holbourn (Stephen de), clerk.—To Nicholas de Holbourn, mercer, all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Andrew de Holbourn for maintaining a chantry in the said parish church, for the space of eight years next after his decease, for the good of his soul, the souls of his father, mother, and others; and in default the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses. To Henry Godchep and Agnes, wife of the same, he leaves certain annual quitrents which he formerly acquired from them, issuing from their lands and tenements within the City of London and suburbs, for similar uses to the above. Dated London, Friday in Easter week [2 April], A.D. 1374. Roll 103 (80).

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

St. Alban (Thomas de).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Bredestrete. To Alice his wife a tenement in Bredestrete, with a quarter of a cellar thereunder, so long as she remain unmarried; remainder to Margery his daughter in tail; remainder in trust to be disposed of by the rector and certain parishioners of All Hallows de Bredstrete for the good of his soul. Also to his said daughter he leaves the reversion of other tenements in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, with remainders over. To John Burs, John Tours, and John Brokisborne, drapers, the reversion of certain shops in Westchepe near S. Peter's Church. Also to his aforesaid daughter the reversion of certain other shops in tail; remainder in trust to William Halden, (fn. 18) Recorder of London, for the good of his soul. His wife appointed guardian of his daughter [without finding surety]. Dated London, 27 April, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (93).

Bosoworthe (Henry), vintner.—Bequests to the high altar (autentico altari) in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr and ministers in the said church, and the high altar (summo altari) of S. Mary Magdalen near Bermondeseye. To Alice his wife and Henry his son he leaves tenements in the parishes of S. Magnus aforesaid and S. Mary atte Hull for their respective lives; remainder to the wardens of his Fraternity of Salve Regina in the said church of S. Magnus for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Florence and Alice his former wives, and others. To Alice his daughter a tenement in the parish of S. Botolph near Billingesgate at the corner of a lane called "Poddynglane." His wife to be guardian of his children. Dated London, the morrow of the Feast of S. Giles, Abbot [1 Sept.], A.D. 1373. Roll 103 (113).

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

Chelmeresford (Richard de), carpenter.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew upon Cornhull. To Elena his wife he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid in trust for sale to pay his debts. Dated London, 14 May, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (125).

Elyot (William, son of Henry), called "William de Kyngeston," fishmonger.—To be buried before the altar of H. Trinity in the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull. To Sir John Maufyn, the rector of the said church, and his successors, and the parishioners of the same, he leaves lands, tenements, and reversions in the parishes of S. Peter aforesaid and S. Magnus, Martyr, de Bruggestret for the maintenance of chantries and lamps for the good of his soul, the souls of Sarah and Alianora his wives, and others. A tenement called "le ledenhall" (fn. 19) mentioned as having formerly belonged to Sir John de Nevyll. Bequest of twenty pounds of silver, to be kept in a box in the custody of the four collectors of the parish of S. Peter aforesaid, for keeping in repair his tenements above devised. The wardens of London Bridge to inspect the said tenements at least once in the year, each receiving for his trouble three shillings and fourpence. In default of maintenance of the above chantries the tenements devised are to remain to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London to the use of London Bridge, (fn. 20) and for the maintenance of two chaplains in the chapel upon the same. Bequest in aid of a chantry in the church of S. George the Martyr near Estchep, formerly founded by will of Robert Pykeman, fishmonger, proved and enrolled in Husting for Pleas of Land held at the Guildhall on Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], 25 Edward III. [A.D. 1351-2], (fn. 21) the said bequest being charged on a tenement in S. Botolph Lane in the parish of S. Gregory aforesaid, which he acquired from Hugh Causton and another. The residue of the profits issuing from the said tenement to be devoted to the maintenance of books, vestments, lights, &c., in the aforesaid church. In default of maintenance of the said chantry the property to revert to the Mayor and Commonalty as above. Dated London, Saturday the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1375.


A note appended of William, son of Henry Eliot de Chesthunte, who was apprentice of Adam de Kyngeston, fishmonger, having been admitted to the freedom of the City of London on Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.], 22 Edward III. [A.D. 1348-9].


Whereupon came Elianora, wife of William, son of Henry Eliot de Chesthunte, and put her claim upon a tenement in the parish of S. George near Estchepe, and said that she had a life interest in the same by devise of John Rous her former husband.

Roll 103 (126).

Olneye (William), fishmonger.—To be buried before the Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary where Salve is daily sung in the church of S. Mary atte Hull. Bequests to the said church for chantries, &c., also to his servants at Halewyk and elsewhere. To Adam Berden, the rector of the aforesaid church, and to John Stokyngbury, fishmonger, he leaves all his lands and tenements formerly belonging to John Olneye, Knt., in Sopereslane, parish of S. Pancras. To Isabella his wife the residue of his goods after payment of debts, &c., for the maintenance of their children and for the good of his soul. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of Nativity of S. John Baptist [24 June], A.D. 1375.

Roll 103 (127).

Felmyngham (Thomas de), "chaundeler."—To Cecilia his wife a moiety of his goods and chattels, and a life interest in certain measures, Broches, (fn. 22) jars for vinegar, &c.; remainder to his apprentices. Also his tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fish Market, for the maintenance of herself and of Agatha her sister for their lives; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Bequests to the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid, its ministers, and chantry of the Fraternity of S. Mary therein; also to various orders of friars in London, prisoners in Newegate, the hospitals for lepers within three miles of the City, and various other hospitals; to every anchorite, whether man or woman, in the City and suburbs; to the old and new work of S. Paul's, the repair of London Bridge, the College of Chaplains, the poor sisters at S. Katherine near the Tower, the church of S. Michael in Wodestret and ministers thereof, &c. Bequests also of money and chattels to Thomas, son of John Symond, his godson, John de Bury, Sir Thomas de Clifton, chaplain, for celebrating divine service in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul for the space of three years next after his decease, to each of his apprentices, and others. Also to Cecilia his wife he gives for life his estate in certain houses held under the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's; remainder over. Dated London, 6 June, A.D. 1368.

Roll 103 (128).

Herland (William), carpenter.—To be buried in the church of S. Peter the Less near Pauleswharf before the image of S. Katherine in S. Mary's Chapel. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, and to the old work of S. Paul's, namely, the chapel of S. John the Baptist near le northdore. To Agnes his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid, and a tenement near la Dragoun at Douegate in the parish of S. Michael de Paternostercherche in the Riole, for life, she to sell the reversion of the same, if she can, immediately after his decease and devote the proceeds to pious uses. Dated London, 6 July, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (129).

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

Bury (William de), "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Nicholas de Coldabbeye. His goods to be divided into three parts, whereof he reserves one part to himself; a second part he leaves to Johanna his wife, besides her entire chamber and hall, a best bed, a Biker with covercle of silver, a best mazer cup, and other household chattels; and the residue he leaves to his children, the portion of any child deceased before coming of age to be devoted to pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his former wife, Johanna his present wife, Adam and Alice his father and mother, John Syward, and others. Out of his own third part he makes divers bequests for the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid; to the old and new work of S. Paul's, the said church of S. Nicholas and ministers thereof, and also for wax; to various orders of friars, the inmates of hospitals, anchorites, lepers at Hakeneye and le loke near London, the Abbot and Convent of Lesnes, his servants at Oldefisshstrete, &c. Also to Johanna his wife he leaves his tenements in the parish of S. Agnes within Aldrichesgate for life; remainders to William, John, Henry, and Richard his sons, in succession, for their respective lives; remainder to Agnes and Johanna his daughters, in equal portions, for their lives; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being disposed of as the rector and certain parishioners of the aforesaid church shall think fit. Also to his aforesaid sons in succession he leaves certain quitrents in the parish of S. Mary Somerset for their lives; remainder in aid of the chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Nicholas founded by his master John Syward. Johanna his wife to have the custody of his children during minority, without rendering any account or giving security for the same unless she marry during the minority of his said children. Dated London, 18 July, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (146).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.].

Rede (Walter), "wexchaundeller."—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard in the tomb where Agnes, daughter of Gonnora his wife, lies buried. His goods to be divided into two parts, whereof he leaves one to his said wife, and out of his own share he makes various bequests to the rector of the church of All Hallows in Bredestrete for the time being, the old fabric of S. Paul's, the five orders of friars in London, the nuns of Stretford, anchorites, &c. To Alice his sister five shillings and two silver spoons. To John his servant a cloak of red, another cloak (armilausam (fn. 23) ) lined with russet and medle, two hoods of the livery of SS. Giles and John, and eighteen shillings. Dated London, 21 July, A.D. 1375.

Roll 103 (158).

Monday next after F. of Translation of S. Edward, King [13 Oct.].

Kelleseye (Thomas, son of Robert de, late Recorder of London).—To the parishioners of the church of S. Mary Magdalen de Melkstrete he leaves his portifory with notes for use in the said church. To William Gerveys the residue of his goods in his mansion house in Melkstrete, with the exception of a portifory covered with silk, which he leaves to the chantry founded for the soul of his father in the aforesaid church. To the rector and churchwardens of the same church all his lands and tenements in Melkstrete for the maintenance of a chantry, &c. Also to the aforesaid William Gerveys he leaves a shop in Chepe. The rest of his lands and tenements to be sold, and out of the proceeds he leaves divers sums to the Abbot and Convent of Battle, (fn. 24) the Prior and Convent of Christchurch, Canterbury, to John Mitford, Alderman, and others. Dated London, Monday, 30 July, A.D. 1375.

Roll 103 (186).

Yakesleye (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr. To Alice his wife he leaves his dwelling-house and also two shops in Grascherchestret for life; remainder in trust for sale to pay his debts and for pious uses. Dated at his dwelling-house, Wednesday next after the Feast of Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (187).

Tudenham (Walter de).—To be buried in the church of S. Martin Oteswich. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof. To John de Bredeford of Bockyng and others the reversion of certain tenements in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid in trust for sale, the proceeds to be devoted towards a certain chantry founded in the said church for the souls of William (?) de Oteswych and others. To his executors he leaves his interest in a certain debt due from the king to Hugh de Ulseby. To Johanna his wife the residue of his goods not disposed of. Dated London, Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], A.D. 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375].—A schedule of other legacies attached.

Roll 103 (188).

Atte Legh (Edelena, wife of Thomas, late "stokfishmongere").—To be buried in the cloister of the collegiate church of S. Laurence near Candelwykstrete. Bequests to the master and chaplains of the said church; the chaplains of the church of S. Michael de Crokedelane, to the high altar of which she leaves her best tablecloth and towel; to the Abbot and Convent of Abyndon, and the Priory of Assherugge; to the church of Eton near Wyndesore, where she was baptized, for the maintenance of a chantry therein; to the work of S. Paul's, the five orders of friars in London, the inmates of divers hospitals, the Prior and Convent of the house called "le Charthous" near Smythfeld; the lepers at la loke, of S. James's near Westminster, of S. Giles's, and at Hakeneye; prisoners in Neugate, &c. Three thousand masses to be sung for the good of her soul within one month after her decease, and provision made for her funeral, observance of month's mind, &c. A long cloth of russet to be purchased for covering her coffin at her funeral, having a fair cross of white cloth in the middle; the same to be distributed to the poor after her funeral. Bequests also of money, goods, and chattels, comprising sheets, feather bed, matras, curtains, gowns, &c., to William Aperdele her kinsman, Roger Goldburgh her brother, Alice Goldburgh, Matilda her kinswoman, wife of John Rothyng, and others. Also to the aforesaid William Aperdele she leaves for life a certain tenement in Thames Street, in the parishes of S. Michael de Crokedlane and S. Magnus near London Bridge, of which she had been jointly seised with her husband, who had illegally devised the same; remainder to Laurence Wyght of co. Surrey, woolmonger, for life; remainder to William his brother for life; remainder to Thomas his brother in tail; ultimate remainder to pious uses. The tables with trestles, and the cuppebord with mirrors (cum speris), in the hall of the aforesaid tenement to remain there into whosesoever's hands the said tenement may come. Certain bequests illegally made by her late husband, charged on tenements of which they were jointly seised in the parishes of All Hallows the Great in Thamisestrete and S. Augustine near le Oldechaunge, in aid of a chantry in the church of S. Michael de Crokedelane, she confirms. Dated London, Tuesday next after the Feast of Translation of S. Thomas the Martyr [7 July], A.D. 1375.

A codicil annexed whereby she wills that all her lands, tenements, and rents not disposed of in the parishes of S. Augustine at S. Paul's Gate, All Hallows at the Hay, and S. Dunstan towards the Tower, be sold by her executors to Laurence Wight and others upon payment of two hundred pounds sterling, and upon their giving security for the maintenance of a chantry in the collegiate church of S. Laurence aforesaid to the extent of one hundred pounds. Dated at the house of the testatrix in the parish of S. Michael de Crokedelane, 27 July, 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375]. Roll 103 (189).

Bullok (John), tapicer.—To be buried in the church of S. Dionisius Bakchirch. Bequests to the said church and divers orders of friars. His crops and other movable goods at Hallyng, co. Kent, to be devoted to payment of his debts. To John atte Dyke, tapicer, and Johanna, wife of the same, he leaves the reversion of a house, after the decease of Sibil his wife, in tail; remainder in trust for sale by certain parishioners of S. Dionisius aforesaid for pious uses. To William Bullok his brother, and to Katherine his sister, wife of Giles de Kellesey, for life, the reversion of lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary de Fenchirch and S. Dionisius aforesaid, after the decease of his said wife; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 20 June, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (190).

Claverynge (Richard de), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher at lestokkes near Margaret his late wife. To Dionisia his wife he leaves a certain tenement in Cornhull for life; remainder to Alice his daughter and Thomas his son in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Also to his said daughter and son he leaves the reversion of his leasehold interest in certain shops and gardens held under the Prior and Convent of Crichurche, London, after the decease of his wife. The residue of his goods and chattels, after payment of debts, to be divided into three parts, whereof one part is for himself, out of which he makes various bequests to the churches of S. Christopher aforesaid and S. Benedict de Graschurche, for maintenance of chantries, &c., and also to various individuals; a second part he leaves to his wife; and the third to his aforesaid son and daughter in equal portions. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of S. Bartholomew, Apostle [24 Aug.], A.D. 1375.

A codicil annexed containing among other things a bequest for maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Benedict de Graschirchestrete for the souls of John his brother and Johanna his sister. Dated Friday the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.] in the same year. Roll 103 (193).

Biernes (John), Alderman. (fn. 25) —To be buried in the church of S. Pancras near the tomb of Cristina his wife. Bequests to the said church and to the rector thereof, charged on his tenement at le Watergate near S. Paul's Wharf, in aid of the collection of rents appertaining to the three chantries founded in the said church by William de Causton. His lands, rents, and tenements in the City of London and suburbs to be sold, and the proceeds, with certain exceptions, to be placed in a chest under four keys, one to be kept by the wardens of the mysteries of the Grocers, Mercers, and Drapers respectively, and one by the Chamberlain of the Guildhall; the chest itself to be kept in the Treasury of the Guildhall. (fn. 26) The money therein to be lent in sums not exceeding ten pounds, and for terms not exceeding a quarter of a year, to such as are in need, security being taken for the same. John Romesey and Alice, wife of the same and daughter of the testator, to be seised of a certain tenement held on trust for the testator, in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermanbury, for their lives; remainder to Johanna, daughter of the said Alice and of Sir Thomas Belhous, Knt., for life; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be placed in the aforesaid chest. A tenement in the parish of S. Pancras to be likewise sold and the proceeds devoted to the same purpose. Bequests to each order of mendicant friars in London, to Richard Odyham, one of his executors, John Drake, and others. Dated London, Monday next after the Feast of S. Mary Magdalen [22 July], A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (195).

Mitford or Mytford (John de), draper.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Milkstrete. To Johanna his wife all his lands and tenements in the City of London and suburbs for life; remainder to Juliana his daughter in tail; remainder to the rector and parishioners of the church of S. Mary aforesaid, for the maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his wife, John his son, Juliana his daughter, and others. If this devise be illegal he wills that the said tenements remain to his right heirs for the same purpose. Also to his wife his leasehold interest in the manor of Evere, (fn. 27) with all its stock, and in a certain tenement in the City and a garden without Aldrichesgate. Bequests to the Fraternity of S. John the Baptist of the Guild of Tailors, to various orders of friars, the church of S. Mary aforesaid and ministers therein, as well as to various individuals. To Henry Padyngton he leaves a grypeshey garnished with silver gilt, and to John, son of the same, seven silver goddettes. (fn. 28) Dated London, 31 July, A.D. 1375.

Roll 103 (216).

Padyngton (Henry de).—To be buried in the church of S. Margaret de Fridaystrete. To Juliana his wife all his lands, rents, and tenements in the City of London for life, except a tenement in the parish of H. Trinity with shops in Hoggenlane, which he leaves to Katherine, daughter of Johanna atte Pitte his late servant, for life; remainder to John his son, except a tenement in Wattlyngstrete in the parish of All Hallows de Bredestrete, the reversion of which, after the decease of his wife, he leaves to Thomas Neel and Lucy, wife of the same. His wife appointed guardian of his aforesaid son during minority, without giving security at the Guildhall. Bequests to the aforesaid church and ministers thereof, to various orders of friars, to his servants and others. His wife to have her entire chamber, with jewels, apparel, &c. The best part of the residue of his goods not otherwise disposed of he leaves to his wife, a second part to his son, and a third to Katherine atte Pitte aforesaid. Dated London, 2 August, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (217).

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

Shirbourne (John).—To be buried in the church or churchyard of the abbey upon Tower Hill called the Abbey of Graces. Bequests to the said abbey, the abbot and monks there, and the high altar and ministers of the church of All Hallows, Berking. To Agnes his wife shops in la Baille without Newgate in the parish of S. Martin for life; remainder to pious and charitable uses. His leaseholds to be divided equally between his said wife and Alice his mother for their lives; remainder to William his brother. Dated London, 10 August, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (226).

Bathe (William de).—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Brigid the Virgin in Fletestrete. Bequests to the said church, the rector, ministers, and lights thereof, and provision made for chantries therein. To Matilda his daughter he leaves a silver cup weighing about sixteen shillings. To John Elmede forty shillings, and his girdle fastened with botonet and clasps with the letters [I H C], and knife hanging thereto. Bequests to various orders of friars for their prayers; to the work of the churches of Littelton near Stanys and of S. Brigid aforesaid, and the old and new work of S. Paul's; also to the abbess and nuns of Ankerwyk, and to Matilda his daughter, a nun there. All his arms and girdles of silver, knives, and silver vessels to be sold to pay his debts and for pious uses. His tenement in Sholane he leaves to Alice the Prioress of Ankerwyke near Wyndesore, and convent of the same, on condition that they maintain a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Cristina his wife and others, and keep the said tenement in good repair; and on failing this after due admonition, the said tenement is to go to the Prior and Convent of Westsmethefeld on the same terms; and if they should fail to carry out the conditions imposed, the same is to remain to the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's. To the aforesaid Cristina his wife he leaves a corner tenement at "Fleteblurgge" (sic), with adjacent wharf, for life; remainder in trust for sale for the use of the church of S. Brigid and for the good of his soul. To Matilda his daughter certain rents issuing from a tenement near the Flete in the parish of S. Brigid aforesaid for life; remainder to the nuns of Ankerwike for clothing, &c. One thousand masses to be said for the good of his soul within one month after his decease. His wife to forego all legacies if she claim her dower. Dated London, 10 July, 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375]. Roll 103 (228).

Syward (John), "peutrer."—To be buried in the same tomb with Agnes his late wife in the church of S. Martin. To Alice his wife a moiety of all his tenements in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid, and in the parish of S. John without the east gate of Wynchestre, by way of dower, for a term of forty years, after which his wife is to be dowered afresh up to her third part, and two thirds of the said tenements are to remain to Roger his son in tail; remainder to William Syward his brother in tail; remainder in trust to be given to the poorest and most trustworthy man to be found in the parish of S. Martin aforesaid for life, with remainder to the next poorest, and so on. Further bequests to various orders of friars for two trentals of masses, to Katherine his sister, William his brother, his apprentices, and others. Dated London, Friday, 6 September, A.D. 1364. Roll 103 (229).

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

Chaddesle (Richard de).—To Margaret Norable his servant he leaves certain shops in the parish of S. Edmund the King and Martyr in Lumbardestrete for life; remainder to Isabella Norable in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to the said Isabella lands, tenements, and rents in the parishes of All Hallows and S. Mildred in Bredstret in tail; remainder to pious uses. His executors to have the custody of the said Isabella and of her property until she come of age or marry. Dated London, 11 October, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (244).

Podyngton (Roger de).—To be buried in the chapel of S. John the Baptist in the church of S. Andrew de Holebourne. To Agnes his wife his entire brewery with all its appurtenances, together with shops, &c., in Holbourne, for life, without committing waste; remainder in trust for John his son during minority. If his said son die under age the same to be sold for pious uses. Also to his said son he leaves certain specific chattels. Dated London, Wednesday next before the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.], A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (248).

Leggi or Leggy (Simon, son of Thomas, late Mayor of the City of London (fn. 29) ).—To be buried in the church of S. Christopher de Bradestrete near the tomb of Thomas his father. Bequests to the Friars of S. Mary de Fletestrete and other orders for their prayers. To John Gille and Thomas Baker his servants he leaves shops in Lombardstrete in the parish of S. Mary de Wolchirchawe and elsewhere for life, and after their decease the same are to be sold, together with the reversions of a tavern called "la Raven" and of a brewery in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, to fulfil his testament, and the residue of the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of chantries in the aforesaid church of S. Christopher. Dated London, 20 August, A.D. 1372. Roll 103 (249).

Hanekyn (John), senior.—To be buried at the south door of the church of H. Trinity within Algate. Bequests to the said church, the Prior, Canons, &c., of the Monastery of H. Trinity, the parish clerk of the church of S. Katherine in the churchyard of the said monastery, the fabric of the priory church of Donemowe, co. Essex, the works of London Bridge and S. Paul's Church. To Richard Randulf, Stephen Randulf, Robert "in the Hoo" his nephew, Amicia "in the Hoo," Katherine, wife of John Hanekyn, junior, fishmonger, and others, he leaves divers sums of money and household goods, comprising beds, counterpanes, sheets, and gowns. Also to the aforesaid John Hanekyn, fishmonger, William Spicer, and others, all his lands, tenements, and rents in the City of London and suburbs. Dated London, 13 August, A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (255).

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

Radeford (Laurence de), Rector of the church of S. Andrew in Holbourne.—To be buried in the chancel of the said church before the image of S. Andrew. Bequests to the masters and scholars of the hall of William de Durham (fn. 30) in augmentation of its fellows (sociorum), to the church of S. Andrew for making a window, to Geoffrey his brother, Emma de Leuton his aunt, and others; also to the poor of his parish, and for maintaining the highway in Holbourne. His house in Weste Smepefeld to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, Thursday the Vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (281).

Stodeye (William), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Martin in the Vintry. An inventory to be made of all his movables at home and abroad within one month after his decease. One third of the same he leaves to Isabella his wife, another third to Elianora his daughter and his child en ventre sa mère in equal portions, and of the residue he makes various bequests to the church of S. Martin aforesaid, the church of Stodeye, co. Norfolk, the churches of S. John de Walbrok and All Hallows the Great in the Ropery, to each order of mendicant friars, and other pious and charitable uses. Certain tenements to be sold within three months after his decease and the proceeds devoted to the good of his soul. Dated London, the Feast of S. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 49 Edward III. [A.D. 1375]. Roll 103 (282).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Longe (Roger), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. James near Garlekhithe. Bequests to the said church, the churches of S. Martin in the Vintry and S. Paul, the orders of friars in London, various hospitals, the convents of Haliwell, Clerkenwell, Kelbourne, Chesthunt, and Stratford, and the Minoresses without Algate. To Thomas and William his sons, and John his bastard son, certain sums of money; remainder, in case of their decease under age, in trust for pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Lucy his wife and others. Among other bequests are the following:—To John Tylney his apprentice he gives twenty pounds, a silver tastour, a coverlit and tester of Norfolk worked with delphyns. To Maud Beccote for her marriage twenty pounds, a piece of silver with covercle, a mantel of sanguyn furred with calabre, a coverlyt with tester of red, three curteyns of worsted and two pairs of sheets (lynceux), and if she be enceinte in the opinion of his executors, he leaves twenty marks to the uterine child. To Nicholas his valet of the kitchen (vadlet de la cousyne) four pounds, a black coat of worstede, a dublet, and two pairs of shoes (chauces). To Rose Whyteman his servant forty shillings, a piece of coloured cloth for a coat, a piece of blanket for a corset, and a piece of linen for two chemises. To other servants he leaves measures of wheat and barley and a number of sheep; and to Sir John his chaplain forty shillings and his porthos. Certain quitrents of tenements at la More in the parish of S. Gyles without Crepulgate he leaves to his sons and their heirs; remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the said parish church, for which he also makes other provision. Bequests to the church of Mepeham and poor parishioners of the same. Three thousand masses to be sung with all haste possible for the good of his soul. Dated Saturday, the Feast of S. Michael, Archangel [29 Sept.], A.D. 1375. Roll 103 (306).

Footnotes

1 1 Ferry-boat.
2 2 Fetter Lane.
3 3 Of Cornhill Ward. See biographical note to his will, enrolled infra, Roll 118 (30).
4 1 See note supra, p. 138.
5 2 Part I. p. 499.
6 1 Paxbord or paxbred, a tablet of wood or metal ornamented with some sacred device and used in the service of the Mass.
7 2 A book of the ritual.
8 3 The Eastern name for the collected general epistles.
9 4 The college of the twelve minor canons, incorporated 18 Ric. II. For their charter and statutes see Archoeologia, xliii. 165-200. Their substance is given by Dr. W. Sparrow Simpson in his recent 'Gleanings from Old St. Paul's.'
10 5 Bapchild near Sittingbourne.
11 1 Stottus, Saxon stod, stod-hors, Fr. étalon. It is possible, however, that young oxen or "stots" are meant. The term is familiar north of the Border.
12 2 A daughter of the John Durham here mentioned.
13 3 Hornsey.
14 4 Probably identical with Crouch End. The badness of the high road between London and Barnet is mentioned by Norden in a passage cited by the Rev. F. C. Cass in his history of the parish of South Mimms (pp. 4, 5). The will of Thomas de Frowyk will also be found printed in extenso in the same volume, pp. 75-78.
15 5 Inmates of the Charterhouse.
16 6 See note supra, p. 115.
17 1 Edmonton, co. Middlesex.
18 1 Alderman of Tower Ward.
19 1 "The next is Leaden Hall, of which I read that in the year 1309 it belonged to Sir Hugh Nevill, Knight" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 58). In 1343 a garden is mentioned as belonging to Sir Hugh Nevill called "Ledenhalle gardyn" (City Records, Letter-Book F, fol. 69).
20 1 The expression "the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London to the use of London Bridge" represents the Mayor and Commonalty in their capacity as trustees for London Bridge, to the maintenance of which so many bequests were formerly made; now known as the "Bridgehouse Estate."
21 2 The will referred to appears to have been enrolled on Monday next after the Feast of S. James, Apostle [25 July], A.D. 1349 (Part I. p. 602).
22 1 A broche, among other things, signifies a taper or torch (Halliwell).
23 1 A garment open before and behind, but with close sleeves (armi-clausa). See 'Catholicon' (Camden Soc.). On the other hand it is not unfrequently spelt armilausa.
24 2 Co. Sussex.
25 1 Ward uncertain.
26 2 The chest known as "Barnes's Chest" is still preserved in the Town Clerk's office at the Guildhall.
27 1 Perhaps Iver, co. Bucks.
28 2 Goblets.
29 1 Thomas Legge (as the name is often spelt) was twice Mayor, viz., in 1347 and 1354. He was beheaded in 1381 during the insurrection of Wat Tyler. An ancestor of the Earl of Dartmouth.
30 1 Now known as University College, Oxford. See note, Part I. p. 316.