Wills
4 Henry VI (1425-6)

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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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438-440

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'Wills: 4 Henry VI (1425-6)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 438-440. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66967 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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ANNO 4 HENRY VI.

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

Cherche (fn. 1) (John), grocer.—To the vicar of the church of All Saints, Edelmeton, co. Middlesex, he leaves rents in the parishes of All Hallows the Less upon the Cellars in Thamisestret, S. Laurence in the Jewry, and S. Mary Magdalen de Milkestret, on condition that he maintain two chantries in the church of All Hallows aforesaid, in a certain chapel erected by Peter Fanelour, for the souls of the said Peter, Adam Fraunceys, and others; that they also duly observe the obit of the said Adam, and perform other religious services as directed. In default the rents to go over to the Abbot of the Monastery of Walden in co. Essex, rector of the said church of Edelmeton, (fn. 2) and to the convent of the same, for similar purposes; and in case of default the rents to remain to the Bishop of London for carrying out the terms of his will. Dated London, 20 May, A.D. 1418.
Roll 154 (6).

Monday next after the Feast of All Saints [1 Nov.].

Hanhampstede (John).—His tenements in the parish of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe to be sold by his executors and the proceeds distributed as directed. To Petronilla his wife twenty pounds, and rents in the parish of S. John upon Walbrok for life; remainder to Alice his sister, wife of William atte Welle, brewer, in tail; remainder to pious and charitable uses. The reversion of certain tenements held for life by John Arderne, esquire, in the parish of S. Mary Aldermarichurch, to be sold for pious and charitable uses. Dated 4 May, A.D. 1424.
Roll 154 (12).

George (Richard), goldsmith.—To be buried in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardonchirchehawe." To Matilda his wife all his lands, tenements, &c., in the parish of S. Leonard in S. Vedast Lane and within the Hospital of S. Bartholomew in Westsmythfeld for life, the reversion of the same being sold immediately after his death for pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 15 May, A.D. 1425.
Roll 154 (13).

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

Sudbury (John), grocer.—To Dionisia his wife, by way of her share of his goods, he leaves forty pounds of current money (usualis monete); also certain tenements in the parish of S. Leonard de Estchepe for life, so long as she remain unmarried and well conducted and bring up his children becomingly; remainders to William, John, and Robert his sons in successive tail; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. To the Master of the College of S. Gregory at Sudbury (fn. 3) and brethren of the same he leaves the reversion of a certain tenement for the maintenance of a chantry in the said college. Also to Dionisia his wife his leasehold tenement in the parish of S. Leonard afore said; remainder to Robert his son. Dated London, 6 May, A.D. 1425.
Roll 154 (32).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Augustine, Bishop [5 May].

Broker (Nicholas), "copersmyth."—To the rector and church wardens of the church of S. Benedict West near Pauleswharf he leaves a certain tenement in the parish of S. Benedict aforesaid (which he formerly acquired jointly with others, who had quitclaimed the same to him), in aid of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Henry atte Swan and others. Dated London, 8 January, A.D. 1424.
Roll 154 (49).

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

Wetherby (Hugh), goldsmith.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of S. John Zakary. To the Wardens of the Mistery of Groldsmiths of London and commonalty of the same he leaves a certain garden called "Jewengardyn," with a dovecot, houses, and shops in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, for the maintenance of a chantry for the souls of Drugo Barantyn, (fn. 4) Margery, late wife of the same, Nicholas Twyford, Knt., and others, at the altar of S. Dunstan in the church of S. John aforesaid, so that the said wardens observe the obit of the aforesaid Drugo with Placebo and Dirige tolling of bells, &c., as directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor and Citizens of London and Wardens of the City Bridge, for carrying out the terms of his will. Dated London, 1 April, 10 Henry V., A.D. 1402 (fn. 5) (sic).
Roll 154 (60).

Footnotes

1 1 His will is given in abstract by Mr. Maxwell Lyte in his Calendar of the Archives of S. Paul's Cath. (Hist. MSS. Com., Ninth Report, Appendix, p. 48 a).
2 2 The rectory of the church of All Saints, Edmonton (or "Edelmeton," as it usually appears in ancient records), was given by Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, to the monastery of Walden (Little Walden or Saffron Walden), co. Essex, founded by him A.D. 1136. The church in process of time came to be served by a vicar. At the suppression of the monastery the king granted this rectory and parish church to Thomas, Lord Audley; it was afterwards (viz., anno 36 Henry VIII.) granted to the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's, who continue to be patrons of it at the present day.
3 1 Co. Suffolk. The parochial church was purchased in 1374 of the nuns of Eaton, co. Warwick, by Simon de Sudbury, then Bishop of London, and John his brother (the testator ?), who in the following year made it collegiate, and founded a college for six secular priests on the spot where their father's house stood (Tanner's 'Notit. Monast.,' p. 509).
4 1 He gave, says Stow, fair lands to the Goldsmiths, and dwelt close by their Hall, to which he built a gallery across the street, whereby he might go from one to the other. The same chronicler further states that he was buried in the church of S. John Zachary, as was also Christian his (second) wite, 1427 ('Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 114). Strype's edition gives the date also of Drugo's death, viz., 1415.
5 2 Mistake for A.D. 1422.