Wills
8 Henry V (1420-1)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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419-425

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'Wills: 8 Henry V (1420-1)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 419-425. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66961 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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ANNO 8 HENRY V.

Monday the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Wollebergh (Nicholas), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas Coldabbey near Oldefisshstret where lie the bodies of his children. To Margaret his wife the reversion of a tenement in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid, after the death of Alice his mother, wife of John Wollebergh, to hold the same for life; remainder to Cecilia his daughter in tail; remainder to Isabella, wife of John Whitwell, for life; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds to be devoted to pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of his father, mother, children, and others. Also to his said wife he leaves one half of the residue of his movable goods by way of her share, and the other half to be devoted to pious uses. Dated London, the last day of October, A.D. 1407.—His feoffees in trust of certain rents issuing from the above tenement are directed to make a life estate therein to his aforesaid wife, so that she give security to his executors for the due observance of his obit in the church of S. Nicholas aforesaid as directed. Further his will is that his feoffees aforesaid release their claim to the above rents to some one individual who in his turn shall leave the same by will (fn. 1) to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Nicholas for keeping the testator's obit in manner specified. Also his feoffees of lands and tenements in the vills and fields of Notefeld, (fn. 2) Borstowe, (fn. 3) and Horlegh, (fn. 4) co. Surrey, are to make a good life estate in the same to Alice his mother, with remainder to his wife, his daughter, and to Isabella Whitwell. His feoffees of lands and tenements in Katerham, co. Surrey, to convey the same to Margaret his wife for life; remainder over. His lands and tenements in the vill of Chelmesford to be sold, and two thirds of the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry in the church of Chelmesford. His manor of Westbury, co. Bucks, to be also sold, and a portion of the proceeds devoted to repair of roads and other works of charity.
Roll 148 (1).

Body (John), upholder. (fn. 5) —To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull. To Agnes his wife for life all his tenements in the street and parish of S. Mary Magdalene de Milkestrete, which he inherited from Johanna Body his late mother, daughter of Thomas Coterell, late mercer; remainder to Elena his daughter in tail; remainder to the rectors and churchwardens of the respective churches of S. Michael aforesaid and S. Pancras in Westchepe, on condition they keep his obit, dispose of the proceeds among the poor of the respective parishes, and perform all other conditions attaching to the devise. Dated London, 1 September, A.D. 1420. (fn. 6)
Roll 148 (3).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].

Cosham (John), mercer.—To be buried as directed in another testament. To the vicar and churchwardens of the church of S. Laurence in Old Jewry certain tenements in the parish of S. Mary le Bow in Westchepe for the maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Laurence aforesaid for the good of his soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife, Roger de Glendon, Alice, wife of the same, William Pountfret, Alice, wife of the same, and others, and the residue of the issues and profits of the said tenements to be devoted to the maintenance of the fabric, ornaments, &c., of the said church. In default the property is to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London to carry out the terms of his will. Dated London, 10 February, A.D. 1419.
Roll 148 (7).

Monday next after the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June].

Bulstrode (John), goldsmith.—To be buried in the common churchyard of S. Paul's before the high cross where the Grospels are wont to be preached. To John his son all his instruments appertaining to his art of goldsmithery called "tool," (fn. 7) and all his body armour; also a tenement in Westchepe in the parish of S. Matthew de Frydaystrete, saving the dower of Laurencia his wife, to hold in tail; remainder to Johanna, Matilda, Isabella, and Roberga his daughters in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of chantries, relief of the sick, repair of perilous highways, and other pions and charitable uses. Dated London, 15 July, A.D. 1417.
Roll 148 (19).

Monday next after the F. of Translation of S. Thomas [7 July].

Megre (John), "peautrer."—To be buried in the church or churchyard of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lumbardestrete. To Emma his wife all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Mary aforesaid and S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe for life, subject to charges for chantries in the church of S. Mary Wolnoth; remainder to Margaret and Lucy his daughters and the heirs of their respective bodies, with cross remainders; further remainder to John Nicholl junior, his servant, in tail, and to Sir William Grodeswayn, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth and their successors, for maintenance of chantries for the good of his soul, observance of his obit, relief of the poor, &c., as directed. In default the property is to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for like purposes. Also to his aforesaid wife he leaves, by way of dower and of her share of his movable goods and chattels, all his ustilments, utensils, and other necessaries appertaining to his dwellinghouse. To Margaret his daughter, Johanna and Beatrix her daughters; to Lucy his daughter, William and John her sons and Matilda her daughter, he leaves divers sums of money. Emma his wife to have one half of the residue of his goods and chattels after discharge of liabilities, and the other half to be devoted to the celebration of masses, relief of the poor in the City of London and in the county of Cornwall, the repair of highways, and other works of charity. Dated London, 6 August, A.D. 1419.
Roll 148 (26).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Edmund, K. and M. [20 Nov.].

Otes (William), mercer.—To John Rothewell, the rector, and parishioners of the church of S. Mildred in the Poultry and their successors, a parcel of land lying within the gate of the Scaldynghous, otherwise called "Scaldyngwyk," (fn. 8) in the parish of S. Mildred, and extending to the ditch called "Walbrookdyk," for the purpose of a churchyard, so that the rector and chaplains of the said church and their successors have the testator's soul, the souls of Johanna his wife and others, in remembrance at mass and divine service. If the land be used for any other purpose the devise to be void. Dated London, 5 September, A.D. 1420.
Roll 148 (39).

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

Asshurst (Thomas), "wodemonger."—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. Andrew at Baynardescastell near the place where lies the body of Nicholas Clerk, late parish clerk of the said church. Devise of a tenement in the parish of S. James de Grarlikhethe in aid of a chantry in the church of S. Andrew aforesaid for the souls of John Parant, esquire, Clemencia, late wife of the same, and others. To Elizabeth his wife two mansions in the street of Fanchirche in the parish of S. Mary de Fanchirche, on condition that she forego her claim of dower of the aforesaid tenement in the parish of S. James; otherwise the same to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 25 August, A.D. 1420.
Roll 148 (45).

Fitz Hugh (William), goldsmith.—His tenement in the lane called "Mynchonlane" in the parish of S. Dunstan near the Tower to be sold, Robert fitz Robert, junior, being preferred as purchaser, and one moiety of the proceeds to go to Elena his wife. Also to his said wife his tenement in the parish of S. Mary de Aldermariechirche for life; remainder to John fitz Robert his kinsman in tail; remainder to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary Wolnoth in Lumbardstrete in trust for sale; ten marks of the proceeds to be to the use of the fabric of the body of the said church, and the residue to be devoted to the relief of his poor relations and poor householders of good character within the City, the celebration of masses, &c. Dated London, 5 August, A.D. 1420.
Roll 148 (49).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Chad, Bishop [2 March].

Rede (Henry), armourer.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called" Pardonchirchehawe," where his brother Matthew Rede lies buried. His movable goods and chattels, after discharge of liabilities, to be divided into two equal parts, whereof one part he leaves to Katherine his wife. To Sir John Batell, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Augustine at S. Paul's Gate, he leaves a tenement in Westchepe in the parish of S. Mary Magdalene in Milkstrete, near a tenement called "le Brokenselde," and other tenements in the high street of Oldechaunge, on condition that they maintain a chantry in the church of S. Augustine aforesaid, observe his obit, and perform other duties as directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City and their successors as Wardens of London Bridge for like purposes. Also to Katherine his wife all his tenements in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newgate for life, provided she forego her dower of the before-mentioned tenements; remainder to Thomas Blount de Bristol his brother; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Bequests to the church of S. Augustine and ministers thereof, as well as for providing bells for the belfry, and ornamenting the ceiling of the nave of the church in a handsome manner to the glory of God, on condition that the rector shall do the same for the chancel. To Thomas Blount his brother silver pots and cups called "standyngcuppes" of the newest pattern, with covercles, and four flat pieces (planas pecias) of silver without covercles. Dated London, 6 September, A.D. 1420.
Roll 148 (55).

Chesterford (Robert), cordwainer.—To be buried in the church of S. Laurence Pountney. To Johanna his wife all his lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of S. Laurence for life, charged with the observance of his obit in the said parish church; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 19 December, A.D. 1420.
Roll 148 (58).

Monday the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May (fn. 9) ].

Storme (Richard).—To be buried in the church of S. Clement near Estchep, near the grave of Alice his late wife. To Johanna his wife a tenement opposite London Wall in the parish of S. Stephen in Colmanstrete, and tenements called "le harp on the hope" in the laneand parish of S. Clement aforesaid, for life; remainder to Richard, Alice, and John his children in several tail, with cross remainders; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his aforesaid children he leaves the reversion of a tenement called "le highous and le Glene on the hoop" in the parish of S. Stephen aforesaid, and of another tenement in the lane and parish of S. Clement aforesaid, with similar remainders. His wife charged with the observance of his obit; and a chantry to be maintained in the church of S. Clement aforesaid for one year next after his decease. Dated 9 November, A.D. 1419.
Roll 148 (59).

Footnotes

1 1 Citizens of London might devise in mortmain. See Introd., Part I., p. xxxvii.
2 2 Nutfield.
3 3 Burstow.
4 4 Horley.
5 5 Upholsterer, or dealer in secondhand clothes and furniture. Fr. frippier = fripperer or pheliper.
6 1 There must be some mistake either in the date of the will or of its enrolment.
7 2 Cf. supra, P. 317, where a goldsmith leaves to his apprentice all the tools (totum tole) of his shop, with the exception of certain balances.
8 1 See note supra, p. 55.
9 1 This membrane is out of place.