Wills
4 Henry V (1416-17)

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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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409-413

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'Wills: 4 Henry V (1416-17)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 409-413. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66957 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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ANNO 4 HENERY V.

Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March]

Toppesfeld (Stephen), cordwainer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Alphege within Crepulgate. His brewery called "le Cok on the hoop" in Philippeslane in the parish of S. Alphege aforesaid to be sold, and five marks out of the proceeds to be given to the poor sick in the hospitals of Elsyngspitell, S. Bartholomew de Smythfeld, S. Mary de Bedlem, S. Mary without Bisshoppesgate, and S. Thomas in Suthwerk. To Agnes his wife, by way of dower and reasonable part, he leaves another brewery called "le Cok on the hoop" and certain tenements in Grubbestrete in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate for life; remainder in trust for sale, and certain sums of the proceeds to go to Stephen and William, sons of Simon Castwater, "coreour." Dated London, 2 January, A.D. 1414.
Roll 144 (7).

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

Grantham (William), goldsmith.—To be buried according to directions contained in his will touching his movable goods and chattels. To Master Henry Broun, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Vedast and their successors, he leaves rents in Westchepe in the parish of S. Vedast aforesaid, and in Bredstrete in the parish of All Hallows de Bredstrete, on certain conditions, among which is one that the said rector, &c., shall maintain a perpetual chantry in the aforesaid church of S. Vedast for the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Katherine his mother, Katherine his late wife, and others, and also observe his obit, &c. in manner as directed. In default the rents to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for maintaining a chantry in the Guildhall Chapel, and for observing the testator's obit in the church of S. Vedast. To John his son he leaves tenements in Bredstrete and Westchepe, subject to the above rent–charge, in tail; remainder over. To Alice his wife, by way of dower, tenements in S. Matthew's Alley in the parish of S. Matthew de Fridaystrete and also in Cowlane (fn. 1) for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. The residue of his tenements, viz., his tenements in the parish of S. Mary Magdalen near Oldefisshstrete, to be sold, and twenty pounds sterling of the proceeds to go to Sir Simon his son, a monk in the Abbey of Hithe. (fn. 2) Dated London, 9 September, A.D. 1416.
Roll 144 (37).

Monday next before F. of S. Martin, Bishop, in Yeme [11 Nov.].

Deyster (John), citizen and "drouere."—To be buried in the Priory Church of S. Bartholomew in Westsmethefeld. To Margaret his wife his brewery called "le ledeneporche" in Smethefeld for life; remainder to the Master of the Guild or Fraternity of H. Trinity, S. Mary, and S. John the Baptist at Coventre, and brethren and sisters of the same, if they are willing to obtain at their own expense the King's licence for the same within half a year after his wife's death, otherwise the said tenement is to be disposed of by his executors for the good of his soul. To Johanna his daughter a certain tenement within the Bar of Westsmethefeld. Dated London, 22 April, A.D. 1415.
Roll 144 (43).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Wulstan, Bishop [19 Jan.].

Rokulf (Henry), otherwise called "Lynch."—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Andrew in Holbourne. A chantry to be maintained in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of Isabella his late wife and others. To the rector and churchwardens of the said church and their successors he leaves his tenement called "le Mykelvyne" and other tenements in Groldenlane and elsewhere in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, on condition they maintain certain chantries in the said church as directed. To Agnes his wife a hostel called "le swan on the hoop" in Holbourne for life, with remainder to William and Peter, sons of his said wife; also the residue of his goods and chattels, movable and immovable, after discharge of debts, legacies, &c., by way of dower and of her reasonable part. Dated London, 29 July, A.D. 1415.
Roll 144 (56).

Crouche (Roger), "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus near London Bridge. To Katherine his wife, by way of her share of his movable goods, if she will be content therewith, he leaves forty pounds sterling, and all ornaments, clothes, vessels, jewels, &c., appertaining to his domicile. His tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas Olof near Oldefisshstrete to be sold; forty marks of the proceeds to go to Johanna his kinswoman, and twenty pounds sterling for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Magnus aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his late wife and others. Dated London, 24 October, A.D. 1414.
Roll 144 (58).

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

Radwelle (Richard), "stokfisshmongere."—To be buried in the church of S. Michael de Crokidlane near Elizabeth his late wife. His feoffees in trust of a certain tenement and wharf in Thamysestrete in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid, and of a tenement called "le lamb on the hoop" in the same street in the parish of S. Magnus near London Bridge, are directed to make a good life estate in the same to Matilda his wife; remainder or reversion to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds devoted to pious uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Elizabeth his former wife, Matilda his present wife, James his father, Margaret his mother, John, James, and William his brothers, Juliana, wife of the said James, and others. Also to his said wife he leaves a tenement in Thamystrete in the parish of S. Martin Orgar for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious uses. To Sir Thomas Hassok, rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael de Crokidlane and their successors, certain rents for observing his obit as directed, and for distribution among the poor of the parish. His lands and tenements at Radwell, Ruffenhale, and Norton, co. Herts, to be immediately sold by his executors to fulfil his testament touching his movable goods, and the residue to be divided into two parts, one part to go to his wife and the other to be devoted to masses, repair of highways, and other pious and charitable uses, as also for completing the work of covering the belfry and roof of the body of the church of Radwell, the chancel not benefiting by the bequest, that part of the church being left to the rector as is the custom. Dated 2 May, A.D. 1411.
Roll 144 (64).

Gippyng (Thomas), otherwise called "Lyncoln," draper.—To be buried in the church of S. James de Grarlekhythe. To John Clyfton, the rector, and churchwardens of the said church and their successors, he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. James aforesaid, as well as in the parish of S. Michael at Quenehithe, to defray his funeral expenses and for the maintenance of a chantry with "morowmasse" daily for the souls of Edward III., King of England, the testator, Johanna his late wife, and others, for due observance of his obit, with Placebo and Dirige et night and masses on the morrow, according to custom, and other pious and charitable uses. In default the property is to remain to the Abbey of Great Missenden, (fn. 3) co. Bucks, for like purposes in the church of S. Peter in the same vill. Also to the aforesaid rector and churchwardens of the church of S. James he leaves tenements in the parish of S. Dunstan West in Fletestrete, and in Grenewychlane in the parish of All Hallows at the Hay, for the purchase of tapers in honour of S. Nicholas in the said church of S. James, and for masses morning and evening, and other uses as directed; remainder in case of default as before. The residue of his goods not otherwise A.D. disposed of he leaves to Beatrice and Juliana his bastard daughters in equal portions. Dated Monday, 18 December, A.D. 1413.—His feoffees of lands and tenements in the vill of Great Missenden aforesaid to sell the same by view of his executors, and the proceeds charged with the maintenance of a chantry for one whole year in the church of S. Peter in the same vill. Juliana Pleydon to have all his "Beddyng" in the same vill.
Roll 144 (66).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].

Clay (William), "coryour."—To be buried in the church of S. Alphege within Crepulgate near Isabella his late wife. To Johanna his daughter certain rents in the parish of All Hallows the Less. To Margaret his wife lands and tenements in the parish of S. Alphege for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 28 January, A.D. 1410.

Clay (William), "coryour."—To be buried in the church of S. Alphege within Crepulgate near Isabella his late wife. To Johanna his daughter certain rents in the parish of All Hallows the Less. To Margaret his wife lands and tenements in the parish of S. Alphege for life; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 28 January, A.D. 1410.
Roll 144 (77).

Footnotes

1 1 Also called Cowbridge Street, leading towards Holborn.
2 2 Co. Kent.
3 1 An abbey for Black Canons built by Sir William de Missenden, Knt., A.D. 1133.