Wills
14 Richard II (1390-1)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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278-289

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'Wills: 14 Richard II (1390-1)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 278-289. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66932 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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ANNO 14 RICHARD II.

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

Tonge (William de).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows called "Berkyngechurche." Bequests for the purchase of a Legend for the use of the parishioners of the said church, and to the ministers therein; also to the five orders of friars specified, the lepers of la loke and at Hakeneye, the inmates of various hospitals, the mendicants of Hegham Ferrers and Erteleburgh, (fn. 1) the work of S. Paul's, &c.; and to John Pelteseye, John Yonge de Hegham, John Cruche, mason, Matilda Ingram, and others. To each of his daughters he leaves one hundred marks for their marriage, which sum is to be reduced to one hundred shillings should they marry without discretion or live immodestly; and to John and John his sons one hundred marks apiece. The said sums of money to be kept at the Guildhall until good men be found ready to bring up his said children and his sons arrive at the age of twenty years and his daughters marry. The elder son to have an additional five marks for the space of seven years should he study well and wish to practise the Common Law; and his younger son to have a similar sum if he care to study at the University of Oxford or follow commercial pursuits. His feoffees in trust of all his lands and tenements within the City of London and elsewhere are directed to enfeoff William Rykhell and William Baret in fee simple, to the intent that these latter shall enfeoff Avice his wife of the same for life so long as she remain unmarried; remainder to his right heirs in successive fee tail. Provision made for chantries in the church of All Hallows aforesaid for the space of five years after his decease. Dated London, 9 August, A.D. 1389.—Also to the Provost and Brethren of Coverstoke (fn. 2) forty shillings for their prayers. Roll 119 (15).

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

Assheby (Matthew), brewer.—To be buried in the postern (in posterula) of the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate. Bequests to the said church and to Sir John Trowbrigge, vicar thereof, and to the fabric of the church of the nuns of Clerkenwell. To the aforesaid vicar and the masters of the Fraternity of S. Mary and S. Giles within the church of S. Giles aforesaid he leaves lands, tenements, and rents in Redecrouchestrete charged with the maintenance of a chantry, the residue of the profits issuing thereout to be kept in a box having four locks and keys. His feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in co. Middlesex to sell the same, and apply the proceeds to payment of debts. Bequests to his servants and executors. Dated London, 26 September, A.D. 1390. Roll 119 (20).

Barton (Walter de), cordwainer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Andrew de Holbourne. To Sir Adam Foxlee, the rector, and churchwardens of the said church, and their successors, he leaves an annual quitrent of two shillings, charged on one of his tenements in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, for the maintenance of a lamp to burn in the chapel of S. John the Baptist in the said church. To Thomas his son forty shillings and a masere of the value of eighteen shillings for his own private use, the same, together with the aforesaid tenement, to remain in the custody of the mother of the said Thomas during minority. Dated London, 24 April, A.D. 1390. Roll 119 (22).

Lyndewyk (Robert), butcher.—To be buried in the parish church of S. Bartholomew the Less. (fn. 3) Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and to various orders of friars for attending his funeral. To Alice his wife he leaves a tenement in the parish of S. Leonard in Estchepe for life; remainder to Henry atte Ford, butcher of Estchepe, and Isabella, wife of the same, if they will take it, upon payment of one hundred and forty pounds sterling, of which twenty marks are to be paid to the Fraternity [of butchers ?] in Estchepe, the residue being devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Leonard aforesaid; also a tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in trust for sale, and ten marks of the proceeds to be devoted to the purchase of books, vestments, and other ornaments for the said parish church, and the residue to the maintenance of a chantry within the same. Dated in the mansion house of Robert Lyndewyk, butcher, in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less, 12 October, A.D. 1389.

Roll 119 (33).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Leonard [6 Nov.].

Godechilde (Richard), cutler.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon near the Conduit, in the tomb where Juliana his late wife lies buried. To the master and brethren of the house of S. Thomas aforesaid twenty shillings. To John his son his dwelling-house in Conynghopelane in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry in tail, charged with the payment of one hundred shillings to Emmota, wife of William Motyngham, "batour"; (fn. 4) remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to pious and charitable uses. Also to the said John an annual quitrent of one mark issuing from a tenement called "le castell on the hope" in the parish of S. Mildred aforesaid; similar remainder. Bequests to the rector and clerks of the church of S. Mildred, to William Wattesham, his servants, and others; also to the Fraternity of S. John the Baptist, (fn. 5) London. Dated London, 11 January, A.D. 1389.—By codicil he leaves his son John in the custody of Richard Lithiathe, "coteler."

Roll 119 (47).

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

Trippelowe (William), armourer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Brigid, Virgin, in Fletestrete, under the north wall of the church between la porch and la looge. Bequests to the said church, Sir Thomas de Hayton its rector, and ministers therein, the light of the Blessed Mary, &c. To Agnes his wife all his lands and tenements in Fletestrete for life, charged with keeping his obit and paying yearly fivepence to five poor men in honour of the five joys (fn. 6) of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of God; after her decease the same to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to prisoners in London, to poor men and sick widows in the parishes of S. Brigid, S. Martin at Ludgate, S. Sepulchre without Neugate, S. Andrew in Holbourne, and S. Dunstan in Fletestrete, and to the repair of roads near London. To John his brother he leaves a fur cloak with hood. To each of his sisters [not named] three shillings and fourpence. His executors to provide for Elizabeth his daughter in Christ, viz., "Godchilde," until marriage. To each of his children in Christ, viz., "Godchilders," three shillings and fourpence. Directions for torches and purchase of Russet for his funeral. Bequests to the light of the Holy Cross in the church of S. Brigid, to various orders of friars, and to the work of S. Paul's. Provision made for a chantry in the church of S. Brigid. The residue of his goods he leaves to his wife by way of dower for payment of debts and execution of his last will. Dated London, 19 August, A.D. 1390. Roll 119 (54).

Atte Merssh (John), "curreour."—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Giles without Crepulgate, in the tomb where Cristina his late wife lies buried. Bequests to the church of S. Giles aforesaid and ministers therein. To Margery his wife a tenement in Grobstrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses. The implements of his craft to be sold as soon as possible to pay his debts. Releases John Goldesburgh his apprentice from remaining term of service. Dated London, the Feast of S. Laurence [10 Aug.], A.D. 1388. Roll 119 (57).

Yvory (William), butcher.—To be buried in the church of S. Leonard de Estchepe. Bequests to the said church for buying two new missals, for the fabric of the belfry, &c.; also to the churches of S. Clement near Estchepe and of S. Mary Magdalene at Bermondeseye. To Sir Geoffrey Launde, rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Leonard aforesaid, and to Sir Adam Chippenham, rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Clement aforesaid, he leaves certain tenements and rents in the parish of S. Leonard in the wards of Bruggestrete and of Candelwykstrete, for the maintenance of a chantry in each of the said churches. A certain shop in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles to be sold to pay his debts. To Johanna his wife he leaves a brewery and shops in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid for life; remainder to Cecilia his daughter, wife of Thomas Wyght, "grocer," in tail; remainder to the rector and churchwardens of S. Clement's aforesaid for the maintenance of chantries. To John Whappelode and Margery, wife of the same, another daughter of the testator, he leaves the reversion of his mansion and shops in the parish of S. Leonard in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. His feoffees in trust of his lands and tenements at Bermondeseye are directed to enfeoff the said John and Margery of certain tenements and meadows, comprising a meadow called "Horscroft," to hold for life, with power to sell the reversion, his said feoffees making a good title to the purchaser. Dated London, 1 August, A.D. 1390. Roll 119 (60).

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

Scorfeyn (John), armourer.—To be buried in the common churchyard of S. Paul's, by the side of Alice his mother. Bequests to the church of S. Augustine near S. Paul's Gate; also to the church of Ifeld, (fn. 7) and to the poor in the parish thereof; to each order of mendicant friars in London, the Prioress and Nuns of Roughsparre, (fn. 8) the new and old work of S. Paul's, the repair of the highway between Nomanneslonde (fn. 9) and Iseldon, (fn. 10) &c. To Peter his brother, Isabella his sister, William his sister's son, Johanna atte Brook, William atte Brook, Ralph Scorfeyn his kinsman, and others, he leaves sums of money. To Agnes his wife his tenement called "le harwe on the hope" in the parish of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete for life so long as she remain unmarried; remainder in trust for sale, the proceeds being devoted to poor prisoners, more especially women, in Ludgate and Newgate, and other charitable uses. Dated London, 16 March, A.D. 1389.

Roll 119 (64).

Twyford (Nicholas), Knt., goldsmith.—To Thomas Conelee his kinsman, of co. Bucks, he leaves the reversion of his new dwelling-house in the parish of S. John Zakarie, after the decease of Margery his wife, in tail; remainder over. All his lands, tenements, reversions, dovecots, hedges, wards, marriages, escheats, reliefs, &c., in the parishes of Totenham and Edelmeton, co. Middlesex, to go to John Twyford his kinsman, after the decease of his aforesaid wife, in tail; remainder over. To the rector and churchwardens of S. John Zakarie, and the wardens or guardians of the craft of Goldsmiths of London, he leaves certain rents issuing from a tenement called "le Crane" in the parish of S. Nicholas at the Shambles, for keeping his obit, the obits of his children and of his aforesaid wife in the church of S. John aforesaid, the maintenance of a light therein, and other pious uses. Dated London, Saturday, 11 June, A.D. 1390.

Roll 119 (74).

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

Bathe (John).—To Ralph Kesteven, rector, and the churchwardens of the church of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate, he leaves certain shops in Aldrichesgatestrete in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid, on condition that they maintain thereout a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Cristina his wife, when dead, and others; the residue of the profits of the said shops being devoted to their maintenance and to the ornaments of the aforesaid church. To William Gedeneye, prior of the church of S. Bartholomew de Westsmythefeld, and convent of the same, he leaves all his lands and tenements in Westchepe, Goderounlane, and elsewhere in the parish of S. Vedast, in pure and perpetual alms. To his aforesaid wife his dwelling-house in Aldrichesgate in the parish aforesaid for life, so that within one month after his decease she release to the aforesaid rector and churchwardens all claim of dower in the property so left to them. Dated London, Monday the Feast of S. Peter ad Vincula [1 Aug.], A.D. 1390.

Roll 119 (80).

Monday next before the F. of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March].

Petigru alias Atte Nax (Simon), cutler.—To be buried in S. Mary's Chapel in the church of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, to the rector and ministers whereof he leaves sums of money. Bequests also to Richard his son, Mariona his daughter, William Grantham and Simon, son of the same, Simon, son of Edward Shether, his godson, Johanna, wife of Robert Lincoln, and others. To Sir Thomas Hayton, rector, and the wardens of the light of the Blessed Mary in the church of S. Brigid aforesaid, he leaves all his tenements in the parish of S. Brigid near Fletebrigge for the maintenance of two chantries therein, and in default the same are to remain to Friar William Wakeryng, Master of the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Smythfeld, for the maintenance of chantries in the said hospital. To Johanna his wife, by way of dower and for her share of his goods, he leaves one hundred pounds, on condition she releases her claim of dower to his executors within twenty days after his decease; otherwise she is to have her reasonable dower of his tenements and a share of his goods as the law of God and good conscience require, and the legacy of one hundred pounds is to be void, and the rector and wardens aforesaid are to be relieved of maintenance of one of the aforesaid chantries during her lifetime. Bequests to various orders of friars, the old work of S. Paul's, the fabric of the church of S. Brigid, the Fraternity of the Blessed Mary therein, and the Fraternity of S. Brigid. Dated London, in the parish of S. Brigid, 8 January, A.D. 1390.

Roll 119 (93).

Northburgh (Johanna, relict of John, draper).—To be buried in the church of All Hallows de Berkyng before the altar of S. Katherine, near the tomb of John Priour senior, her father. Bequests to the said church and ministers therein, the church of S. Thomas de Acon near the Conduit, the high altars of the churches of S. Mary de Colchirch and S. Bartholomew the Less. To Katherine her daughter, wife of John Game, armourer, she leaves all her lands and tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan in Tourstrete for the maintenance of a chantry, and the residue of all her goods, after payment of debts, absolutely. Dated London, 15 January, A.D. 1390. Roll 119 (95).

Ancroft (William), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Botolph near Billingesgate, under the same stone as Robert his father. Bequests to the rector of the said church for prayers on behalf of his soul, the souls of Robert his father, Margaret his mother, and others; to the fraternities of S. Mary and S. Katherine, and to ministers therein. His body to be covered with russet cloth having a cross in white linen, the same to be afterwards distributed among the poor. Provision made for a chantry, tapers, &c. Bequests also to various orders of friars, the Prioress and Nuns of S. Elena, London, and to the fabric of the chapel of Abyndon (fn. 11) near Royston, (fn. 12) in case it should be rebuilt. To John his son he leaves his tenement in Briggestrete in the parish of S. Magnus the Martyr in the Ward of Bridge, and a certain rent in the parish of S. Mary atte Hulle, for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. William Hyde, grocer, appointed guardian of his said son during minority. To Alice his wife a third part of his movable goods by way of dower and her share, together with all clothes appertaining to her chamber, namely, bed-linen and body-linen. Dated London, 24 June, A.D. 1390.

By codicil (fn. 13) he directs his feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in the county of Northumberland to give seisin of the same to Robert his brother in tail, and to sell his reversion of the manor of Abyngton and hand over the proceeds to his executors. His lands and tenements in Plomstede of which he is solely seised to go to John his aforesaid son. Dated 20 June (sic), 14 Richard II. [A.D. 1391]. Roll 119 (96).

Foxton (John).—To be buried in the church of S. Peter upon Cornhull. Bequests to the said church and ministers of the same to have his soul in remembrance; also to the Rector of "Pappey" (fn. 14) for singing four trentals of masses for four years called "Gregoriestrentall;" (fn. 15) to Sir John Heyford, Canon of Merton; to the church of Little Waltham in Essex for the purchase of a new cross of latten and a thurible, to the work of S. Paul's, and to divers orders of friars. To William Foxton his brother for life he leaves the reversion of a certain tenement in the parish of S. Peter aforesaid, jointly acquired by him and Johanna his wife from John, son of Godfrey Lely, as appears by deed enrolled; (fn. 16) remainder to the rector and churchwardens of S. Peter's aforesaid for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his wife, William his father, Isabella his mother, Richard and Katherine his wife's parents, William his brother and Juliana, wife of the same, and others; and in default the same to be held by the Wardens of London Bridge, in the name of "the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London, and their successors to the use and maintenance of London Bridge" for the maintenance of a perpetual chantry in the chapel on the bridge.

Roll 119 (97).

Coraunt (John), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael in Wodestret. Bequests to Sir John Yve, rector, and churchwardens of the same, for "torches" for the high altar, &c.; and devise of a certain vestibule built on the north side of the church, which he lately acquired from the executors of Robert Lucas, goldsmith. To Johanna his wife he leaves all his tenements in the City of London for life; remainder, as to a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near Oldfisshstret, to the Prioress and Nuns of Clerkenwell, on condition that they keep his obit solemnly as directed with Placebo and Dirige and office for the dead. To William his son the reversion of certain shops in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, after the decease of his wife, to hold in tail, with remainder to John his son in tail. Also to the said John the reversion of his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid in tail, with remainder to William his son, charged with the aforesaid bequest for torches. Dated London, 20 March, 12 Richard II. [A.D. 1388-9]. Roll 119 (100).

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

Haberger or Hauberger (John).—To Elena his wife his dwelling-house in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for life; remainder in trust for sale by the vicar and certain parishioners of the church of S. Giles aforesaid, and the proceeds distributed among his children. Dated London, 3 May, A.D. 1382.

Roll 119 (116).

Neuport (William), fishmonger, of the parish of S. Nicholas Olof de Bredestrete.—Provision made for chantries for three years next after his decease. Bequests to the ministers of the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid, and for the purchase of books and vestments; also to divers orders of friars; to the inmates of various hospitals and prisons; to the lepers in the neighbourhood of London; to the old and new fabric of S. Paul's and the chaplains and vicars of the same; the convents of Christchurch, London, and of S. Bartholomew in Smythfeld; the Abbot and Convent of Rameseye; (fn. 17) to the poor porters of the old fish market, London; the college of S. Thomas de Acres, the priors and convents of Elsyngspitel and of S. Mary Overe for pittances; the churches of Bassyngburgh and Gretford, &c.; also to Henry Perot, clerk of the Guildhall, London, John Poynant and Margaret, wife of the same, the testator's daughter, William Chambre, William Castell, John Sired, and many others. To Massia his wife he leaves two hundred marks and one third of the residue of his goods, the remaining two thirds being devoted to pious uses. To John and Robert his brothers five marks respectively. His tenements at Lambardeshull and at Lothebury, and his garner at le Saltwharf at Quenehithe, to be sold for pious uses. Also to Massia his wife he leaves his tenement in the parish of S. Mildred de Bredestrete, together with various rents, for life; remainder to pious uses. To each of his executors, except his wife, he leaves a cup of silver and a cup of mazer. Dated London, 25 February, A.D. 1390.—Also he directs that his manor of Clopton, together with the advowson to the church, and his manor called "Rous," be sold for pious uses. Also to the aforesaid John Poynant and Margaret, wife of the same, he leaves all his lands, tenements, &c., in the parishes of Kyngesdone, Frennyngham, Horton, Mapelescombe, and Luddesdon in co. Kent. His wife to have a life interest in the Castle of Lullynston, co. Kent.

Roll 119 (121).

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

Toky (Richard), grocer. (fn. 18) —To be buried in the church of S. Edmund the King in Lumbardestrete near Margaret his late wife. Bequests to the said church and ministers thereof, and also for the maintenance of a chantry therein for two years, or of two chantries for one year, next after his decease. All his tenements and rents in the parishes of S. Benedict de Graschirche, S. Edmund de Lumbardstret, and elsewhere, to be sold, and the proceeds divided among Richard, John, William, Alianora, and Matilda his children. Dated London, 20 October, A.D. 1390.

Roll 119 (136).

Trewethenek (Michael), called "Cornwaille," skinner.—To be buried in the church of S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe near the Stokkes. Bequests to the said church and chaplains therein for their prayers. To William his son he leaves twenty pounds sterling, the same to remain in the custody of Agnes his wife during minority. Also to his said wife a tenement in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngchirche for life; remainder to his aforesaid son for life; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his former wife, Robert and William his sons, and others. Dated London, Sunday the Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June], A.D. 1385. Roll 119 (138).

Footnotes

1 1 Or Erlingworth, co. Northampton.
2 2 Cotherstoke, co. Northampton, where a college or large chantry was founded, circ. 1336, by John Gifford, canon of York, consisting of a provost, twelve chaplains, and two clerks, in the church of S. Andrew (Tanner's 'Notit. Monast.,' p. 387).
3 1 Little S. Bartholomew, or S. Bartholomew by the Exchange.
4 1 Beater of cloths, a clothworker.
5 2 The Fraternity of the Merchant Tailors of London, to whom the testator had probably supplied cutlery.
6 3 See note supra, p. 275.
7 1 Co. Kent.
8 2 Variously spelt "Rouesperre" (see the will of John Youn, Part I. p. 540), "Rusper," or "Rupperar," co. Sussex, where there was a priory of Black Nuns dedicated to S. Mary Magdalen.
9 3 The name of a parcel of land which Ralph Stratford purchased in 1348 for a burial-ground, and subsequently added to by Sir Walter Manny. On its site was built the Charterhouse. It has been suggested that this plot of land formed part of the twelve acres and a half described in Domesday as "De nane maneslande," which Edward the Confessor and William his successor once owned, being of the value of five shillings.
10 4 Islington.
11 1 Or Abyngton.
12 2 On the border of cos. Herts and Camb.
13 3 In French.
14 4 A church formerly known as S. Augustine Papey, and afterwards annexed to the church of S. Augustine, London Wall.
15 5 See note supra, p. 137.
16 6 Roll 104 (121).
17 1 Co. Huntingdon. An abbey of the Benedictine Order, founded by the Earl of the East Angles, A.D. 969.
18 2 Grossar'.