Wills
3 Henry V (1415-16)

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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406-409

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'Wills: 3 Henry V (1415-16)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 406-409. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66956 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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ANNO 3 HENRY V.

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

Polle (Thomas), goldsmith.—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Matthew in Fridaystrete near Johanna his late wife. To John Frere, goldsmith, a tenement in Groderonlane for life. To the Wardens of the Mistery of Goldsmiths of London and men of the same he leaves certain tenements in the same lane in the parish of S. Vedast, and others in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower, for maintaining a chantry at S. Dunstan's altar in the church of S. Matthew aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna and Alice his late wives, and others. He wills also that the said wardens and their successors duly observe his obit as directed. In default of the said chantry the property is to go over to the Mayor and Citizens and Wardens of London Bridge, for carrying out the above directions. His tenements in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey to be sold for pious uses. Dated London, 17 June, A.D. 1413.
Roll 143 (23).

Monday next after F. of Trans. of S. Edward, K. and C. [13 Oct.].

Edward (Robert), butcher.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Leonard's de Estchep near his mother's grave. To Lucy his wife his mansion house in the parish of S. Leonard aforesaid for life; remainder to William his son in tail; remainder to Johanna his daughter in tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 28 October, A.D. 1412.
Roll 143 (25).

Oxneye (John), grocer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antonin. To the Prior and Convent of the Hospital of S. Mary de Elsyngspitell he leaves an easement, viz., the right of supporting a beam of their house near Sopereslane by a corbel in the testator's wall. To Elizabeth his wife tenements and shops in Sopereslane and Nedereslane (fn. 1) in the parish of S. Antonin, subject to the above easement, for life; remainder to his right heirs. Salamon his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated London, 20 November, A.D. 1409.—Also he wills that his feoffees in trust of lands and tenements in the county of Kent make a life estate to his aforesaid wife in certain lands, tenements, &c., in the parishes of Northbourne (fn. 2) and Sholdon, (fn. 3) and "Swyllyngs" (fn. 4) of Northbrook, Capell, (fn. 5) and Fenglesham, as well as in other property in Cotmanton (fn. 6) and elsewhere in co. Kent, formerly belonging to Giles his brother; remainder over.
Roll 143 (28).

Odyham (Robert), grocer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antonin under the stone of Richard his father. To Johanna his mother shops in the parishes of S. Mary de Aldermarichirche and S. Nicholas at the Shambles for life; remainders to John, Robert, Thomas, William, James, and Richard his sons, and to Elizabeth his daughter, in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To John Proffyt, fishmonger, and Elizabeth his wife, the testator's sister, rents issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Antonin aforesaid. His manor of Newland in the parish of Tenham, (fn. 7) co. Kent, with live and dead stock thereon, to be sold to fulfil his testament and pay his debts. Dated London, 16 February, A.D. 1414.
Roll 143 (32).

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

Halton (Henry), grocer.—To be buried in the church of S. Antonin. To Margery his wife for life all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary Magdalen near the Old Fish Market, S. Peter near Pouleswharf, S. Martin Pomers in Irmongerlane, S. Michael Paternosterchirche in the Riole, and S. Swithun; remainders to Thomas, Robert, and Richard his sons, and to Elizabeth, Margaret, and Blanche his daughters, and the heirs of their respective bodies; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 12 October, A.D. 1415.
Roll 143 (50).

Chaunge (Simon), otherwise called "Baldewyn," citizen and "Fleccher." (fn. 8) —To Richard Laurence, otherwise called Richard "Hoke," tanner, and Avice, wife of the same, the testator's mother, he leaves cottages and gardens in Lymebrennerslane in the parish aforesaid (sic). Dated London, 12 July, A.D. 1415.
Roll 143 (51).

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

Bamme (Henry), goldsmith.—To be buried in the church of S. Michael in Hoggynlane, where Margaret his late wife lies buried. To Alice his wife, her executors and assigns, certain lands and tenements of which he and his said wife were jointly seised, to hold for her lifetime and for a term of six years after her decease. To John his son the reversion of tenements in Old Change in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen de Oldefisshstrete, to hold in tail after the death of his wife and expiration of the term aforesaid; remainder to Henry and Thomas his sons in equal moieties, with further cross remainders. Also to Henry his son a similar reversion of a tenement in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast in tail, with similar remainders to John and Thomas aforesaid. Also to Thomas his son the reversion of a tenement in Wodestrete in tail, with remainders to his other sons in like manner. In the event of all his sons dying without issue the reversion of all the above tenements is to Master Robert Fitz Hugh, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael in Hoggynlane, on condition they maintain a chantry in the said church and have his obit observed, &c., as directed. In default the property to be sold and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 7 November, A.D. 1413.
Roll 143 (54).

Footnotes

1 1 Needlers Lane (Stow).
2 2 Sometimes called "Norborne"; comprises four boroughs, one of which is Finglesham. The church of Northbourne, with its chapels of Cotmanton and Sholden, was anciently appendant to the manor. The church and manor were bestowed by Eadbald, King of Kent, upon the Abbey and Convent of S. Augustine, Canterbury, in 618 (Hasted's 'Hist. of Kent,' vol. iv. p. 142 seq.).
3 3 Sholden, near Northbourne.
4 4 "Swollynga, Swulinga, vox Cantianis familiaris, idem quod Anglis hyda, seu ut est in Domesdey, Carucata, nuncupatur" (Du Cange). It therefore may be translated ploughland, being etymologically connected with A.-S. âulh, a plough, which in the dialects of the west of England is still called a sull.
5 5 Capel le Ferne (?).
6 6 Cottington (?), near Sholden.
7 1 Teynham.
8 2 Maker of arrows. Although the Bowyers and Fletchers are often mentioned together, they were occupied in separate crafts, and the members of each were jealous of interference by members of the other. (See "Articles of the Bowyers and Fletchers," 1371, printed in Riley's 'Memorials' p 348.)