Wills
1 Richard II (1377-8)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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197-201

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'Wills: 1 Richard II (1377-8)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 197-201. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66919 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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ANNO 1 RICHARD II.

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

Schelley (Thomas).—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon near the Conduit. The reversion of certain tenements and rents held by Matilda, relict of Stephen Cavendisch, late draper, for life, he leaves to William Rule, draper, together with the reversion of certain others held by John Foxcote for life. Dated London, 3 September, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377].

Roll 106 (31).

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

Cantebrigge (John de), fishmonger.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel of Crichiche H. Trinity, where John his son, Elizabet and Agnes his former wives lie buried. To the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity certain tenements and reversions in the parishes of S. Laurence near Candelwyestrete, S. Giles without Crepulgate, and S. Katherine within Algate. To Katherine his wife the reversion of a tenement called "Bacunysyn" in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Neugate for life; remainder to the Abbot and Convent of Burton, (fn. 1) co. Stafford. To William Kelhull, fishmonger, and Agnes, wife of the same, he leaves a certain tenement with great gate and cellar, situate in the parish of S. Nicholas atte Coldeabbey, for their lives; remainder to William, son of Thomas Conners, (fn. 2) in tail. In the event of the said William dying without issue, all the property left to him is to be divided equally between the Abbot and Convent of Westminster, the Prior and Convent of H. Trinity, and the Prior and Convent of S. Mary de Overe in Suthwerk. Also to the last - mentioned prior and convent he leaves a shop in the Goldsmithery of London in the parish of S. Matthew in Fridaystrete for observance of his obit. To Sir Richard de Kyngeston, rector of the church of Burghasch, (fn. 3) a gilt cup with covercle to match. To John Kyngeston and other his apprentices he leaves sums of money, and to his chaplain a Legend of the Saints called the 'Golden Legend.' To his aforesaid wife two beds called "Feder bedisse"; and to the aforesaid rector of Burghasch and John de Kyngeston his house at Yermysmouth. (fn. 4) Dated Saturday the Vigil of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1376. Roll 106 (67).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec.].

Bures (Adam), called "Canoun."—To be buried near Hawisia his late wife in the church of S. Mary atte Hull. Bequests to the said church and ministers therof, the church of S. Nicholas Hacoun, the five orders of friars in the City of London and suburbs, the prisoners in Neugate, the fabric of London Bridge; also to Alice his daughter, Cristina, daughter of the same, Alice his sister, Alice, wife of John Beingio, and others. To Johanna his wife he leaves a tenement and his leasehold interest in the parishes of S. Andrew Huberd near Estchep and S. Margaret Patyns for life; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul. Dated London, 15 May, A.D. 1376. Roll 106 (71).

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

Groom (Richard), "curreour."—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate in the same tomb with Estrilda his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein; also for maintenance of the light upon the great beam, the light of H. Trinity, and the lights of S. Mary and S. Katherine therein. To Emma his wife by way of her share of his goods and chattels he leaves his best mazer cup and all the woollen material lying in his house belonging to the craft of "cappemaker" (sic). Also to his said wife and to Juliana his daughter a hall (fn. 5) with bankers and quissons worked by Tapisers, and a chest called "Cornencheste." Also to his daughter his brewery in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. To Simon and William his sons all his lands, tenements, and rents in Redecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid as joint tenants in tail; remainder to the maintenance of a perpetual chantry priest in the said parish church. Bequests also to Walter Groom and John Groom, junior, his brothers. All the vessels, utensils, and instruments of his hall, chamber, pantry, and kitchen to be divided into four parts, one part of which he leaves to Emma his wife by way of her share of his goods, a second part to Juliana his daughter, and the other two parts to his aforesaid sons. Dated London, 18 November, A.D. 1377. Roll 106 (80).

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

Tornegold (John), merchant.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fish Market. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and directions for his funeral. To the chapel of Brayford (fn. 6) he leaves his portifory and other ornaments of his chapel. Johanna his wife to have the wardship of his tenements, rents, and services in his manors of Brayford, Hanewell, Yistilworth, (fn. 7) and Yillyng, (fn. 8) and also of his manor of Bordeston, with horse-mill situate in the aforesaid vill of Brayford, so long as she remain unmarried; after her marriage the same to go to John Coggeshale until his daughter Alice shall have arrived at full age or have married. Also to his said wife he leaves a certain wharf on condition of her foregoing her claim to dower of a tenement which he had conveyed to Robert Baddele, and of lands and tenements in Yillyng called "Coldhall"; otherwise the said wharf is to be sold, and certain sums of money to be given out of the proceeds to the Abbot and Convent of Lesnes, the Friars of Hundeslowe, and the church of S. Mary Somerset. Also to the same his leasehold interest in his dwelling-house upon Lamberteshull. (fn. 9) To John his son, a canon of Lesnes, he leaves two tenements near le Brokewharf for life; remainder to the Abbey of Lesnes. To Thomas atte Nasshe, Marjory Tornegold, John Cogeshale, Hugh de Ware, and others, he leaves sums of money and chattels, comprising silver cups called "chalice coppes," and a silver cup called "bykir." Dated London, Saturday the morrow of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], A.D. 1377. Roll 106 (83).

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

Kelseye (Giles de), "tapicer."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dionisius de Bakcherche near Grascherche. Bequests to the rector and clerks of the said church, to divers orders of friars in London, and for maintenance of chantries, repair of poor churches, decayed bridges, roads, and other pious and charitable objects. His executors to retain his tenement in Lymstret for the space of ten years for the maintenance of a lamp to burn day and night before the altar in the aforesaid church; after which time the same is to remain to the rector and parishioners of the said church for similar use and for providing books, vestments, and ornaments. Certain shops in the lane called "Seynt Andreweslane," of which he was jointly seised with Katherine his wife, to be sold with his wife's consent, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses. His dwelling-house in Fancherchestret in the parish of S. Dionisius aforesaid to remain to John Horn his apprentice after the decease of his wife. Dated London, 18 February, A.D. 1377. Roll 106 (113).

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

Schaldeford (Andrew), skinner.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. John's in Walbrok. To Floricia his wife the reversion of certain tenements in Walbroke and upon Cornhull in the parish of S. Michael, to hold in fee. Dated London, 22 February, 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8].


Dunstan Harcherug put his claim upon the above testament, as appears at the Husting for Pleas of Land held on Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.], 2 Richard II. [A.D. 1378-9]. (fn. 10)

Roll 106 (128).

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

Frowyk (Henry), senior.—To be buried in the church of the Hospital of S. Mary de Elsynggespitell within Crepulgate. To John the Prior and Convent of the Carthusian house near Smethfeld certain tenements in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate. To Sir Robert de Braycote the Prior and Convent of Elsynggespitell aforesaid an annual rent issuing from a tenement called by some "la Redebrewehous," and by others "la Rededore," and from other tenements situate in the lane called "Sefhodlane," (fn. 11) and elsewhere in the parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry; also from a tenement at the corner of the King's road of la Eldechaunge, and from others in the parishes of S. Sepulchre without Neugate and S. Martin within Ludgate, for the maintenance of a chantry priest. To Henry his grandson (filiolo meo), son of Thomas his son, certain annual rents issuing from a tenement called "le Cage" in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyeshawe and houses in the street called "la Barbycanstret," near the hostel of the Earl of Suffolk, (fn. 12) in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate. Dated London, Monday the morrow of S. Alphege, Bishop [19 April], A.D. 1377. Roll 106 (142).

Footnotes

1 2 Burton-upon-Trent, where there was an abbey of the Benedictine Order.
2 1 Convers (?).
3 2 Co. Sussex.
4 3 Yarmouth.
5 1 I.e., the fittings of a hall; "hallyng" or hangings for a hall (will of John Chelmyswyk, 1418, 'Earliest English Wills,' edited by Dr. Furnivall).
6 2 Brentford.
7 3 Isleworth.
8 4 Ealing.
9 1 Lambeth Hill.
10 1 Hust. Roll (Pleas of Land series) No. CI., where the said Dunstan claims the property here devised in reversion, as having been long since granted to him by deed of the testator, by reason of which the tenements were attorned to the claimant.
11 2 Otherwise called "Seuenhodelane," "Seuehodeslane," &c., difficult to identify at the present day.
12 3 "On the west side of the Red Cross is a street called the Barbican..... this burgh-kenning, by the name of the Manor of Base court, was given by Edward III. to Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, and was lately appertaining to Peregrine Bartie, Lord Willoughby of Ersby" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 113).