Wills
2 Henry VI (1423-4)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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433-436

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'Wills: 2 Henry VI (1423-4)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 433-436. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66965 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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ANNO 2 HENRY VI.

Monday next after Feast of S. Martin, Bishop, in Yeme [11 Nov.].

Lynne (William), grocer.—To Alice his wife his wharf called "Wollewharf," with houses in the parish of All Hallows de Berkyngchirch; also lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Dunstan in the East, S. Katherine Colmanchirche, and All Hallows de Graschirche, to hold the same for life so long as she remain unmarried; remainders to John and Robert his sons in successive tail; remainder to Margaret, Alice, and Beatrix his daughters and the heirs of their respective bodies; remainder, as to a portion of the above tenements, to Master John Malverne, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Dunstan in the East, on condition that they maintain a perpetual chantry in the said church for the good of his soul, the souls of William is father, Sandrissa his mother, and others, and perform certain pious and charitable duties as directed; remainder, in case of default, to the use of the bridge of Rouchestre, co. Kent. Other tenements to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to relief of the poor, repair of highways, &c. Tenements especially mentioned are "le Rose" and "le Hert on the hope" in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid. Dated London, 6 August, A.D. 1421.
Roll 152 (20).

Weston (John) de Okham, co. Surrey.—To be buried in the church of S. Martin Orgar near Candelwykstrete. To Richard Coton, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Martin aforesaid, he leaves the reversion of certain tenements in the lane and parish of S. Martin Orgar, after the decease of Matilda his wife, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the said church and observance of his obit, &c., in manner directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London in aid of the chaplains of the Guildhall Chapel. Dated London, 4 February, A.D. 1419.
Roll 152 (21).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Clement, Pope [23 Nov.].

Asshcombe (Robert), senior, "brouderer."—To be buried in the chancel of the church of S. Alban in Wodestrete under the marble slab where lies the body of Johanna his late wife. His lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Alban aforesaid and S. Mary de Stanynglane to be sold to fulfil his testament and for pious and charitable uses. Bequests of money to Martin Kelom, John Blount, and others. Dated London, 13 May, A.D. 1416.
Roll 152 (27).

Norton (John), grocer.—To be buried in the churchyard of S. Dunstan in the East where his parents lie buried. To Richard his son his tenement in Bokeleresbury in tail; remainder to John his son in tail; remainder to Margaret his daughter in tail; remainder to Beatrix his wife for life; remainder to Johanna Brightwalton his sister for life; remainder over. Also to John his son a tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in the Ward of Bradstrete in tail; remainders over. His wife to enjoy a life interest in his tenement in the parish of S. Andrew upon Cornhull; remainder to his aforesaid daughter. Dated London, 12 May, A.D. 1423.
Roll 152 (28).

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

Westyerd (fn. 1) (John), vintner.—Testament touching his lands, tenements, and rents in the City of London and suburbs. To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles within Newgate. To the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's he leaves an annual rent of fourteen marks issuing from a tenement formerly called "la Katerine Whele," and now called "la Rose," near Dicereslane otherwise called "le Redye," in the parish of S. Nicholas aforesaid, a tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew the Less in the Ward of Bradstrete, a tenement formerly called "le Pye on the hoop," and now called "le Greorge on the hoop," situate in the street called "le Barbycan" in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and others; so that the said Dean and Chapter maintain a chantry before the altar of the Blessed Virgin in the nave of S. Paul's Church, near the tomb of Sir John Beauchamp, (fn. 2) Knt., for the souls of Sir Thomas Stowe, (fn. 3) formerly Dean of S. Paul's, and others, and perform other services in manner directed. The aforesaid tenements, subject to the above rent, he leaves to the Prior and Canons of the church of S. Bartholomew near Westsmythfeld, on condition they keep the same in good repair; otherwise the property is to go over to the Wardens of the Fraternity or Chantry of the Blessed Mary and S. Giles, founded in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate for the soul of the Lord Richard, formerly King of England, upon like conditions. In default the aforesaid tenements are to remain to the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's for the maintenance of a chantry as aforesaid. Dated London, 15 September, A.D. 1423.
Roll 152 (42).

Westyerd (John), vintner.—To be buried in the church of S. Nicholas at the Shambles. His tenement called "le Papyngeay," in the street called "le Morestrete" in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, to be sold by his executors with the assent of John Fray, (fn. 4) Recorder of the City, and a chantry to be maintained out of the proceeds in the said church of S. Nicholas for the good of his soul, the souls of Juliana his late wife and others. To the Wardens of the Fraternity or Chantry of the Blessed Mary and S. Giles, founded in the church of S. Giles aforesaid for the soul of the late King Richard, he leaves certain shops and houses in Groswellestret in the parish of S. Botolph without Alderichegate, in aid of the said fraternity or chantry, so that the chaplains and brethren of the same pray especially for his soul, the souls of John Page, (fn. 5) late servant of the cathedral church of S. Paul, and others. To Alice Westyerd his kinswoman lands and tenements in Secollane in the parish of S. Sepulchre without Newegate. Dated London, 15 September, A.D. 1423.
Roll 152 (43).

Footnotes

1 1 His will (original ?) is preserved among the archives of the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's (Hist. MSS. Com., Ninth Report, Appendix, p. 48 a).
2 1 See note supra, p. 188.
3 2 Elected Dean in October, 1400, and died probably about five years afterwards. Newcourt mentions this foundation of a chantry by the testator ('Repertorium,' p. 43).
4 3 Afterwards appointed a Baron, and Lord Chief Baron, of the Exchequer. His will is enrolled infra, Hust. Roll 206 (5).
5 1 Among the archives of S. Paul's Cathedral there is an agreement, entered into A.D. 1369, between the Dean and Chapter, of the one part, and Roger Fraunkeleyn and John Page, carpenters, of the other part, for the erection of certain houses near S. Paul's bakehouse, with specifications in detail; and also a demise by the Dean and Chapter to John Page, carpenter, of a shop with solar above towards the eastern part of the churchyard, dated A.D. 1368-9 (Hist. MSS. Com., Ninth Report, Appendix, pp. 50a, 51a). Of the identity of John Page, carpenter, with John Page, late servant of the cathedral, there can be little doubt.