Wills
5 Henry VI (1426-7)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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440-445

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'Wills: 5 Henry VI (1426-7)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 440-445. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66968 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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ANNO 5 HENRY VI.

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

Haddon (John), draper.—To be buried in the church of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, of which he was a parishioner. His dwelling-house situate near the road leading to the hostel of the Abbot of Wynchecombe by Fletewharf in the parish of S. Brigid to be sold, Johanna Hall being preferred as purchaser. The proceeds to be devoted to discharge of debts, pious uses, &c. Robert his brother appointed one of his executors. Dated the morrow of the Annunciation of V. Mary [25 March], A.D. 1426.
Roll 155 (24).

Monday next before F. of S. John ante portam Latinam [6 May].

Western (John), merchant. (fn. 1) —To be buried in the church of S. Mary atte Hyll near Billyngesgate. To the rector and churchwardens of the said church he leaves the reversion of a certain tenement (fn. 2) within the parish after the decease of Johanna his wife, the profits of the same to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry, the observance of his obit, maintenance of church fabric, &c., as directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of London to the use of London Bridge, for the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of the said bridge; and again in default, to the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk for like purpose in the church of the said hospital. Dated London, 18 July, A.D. 1407.
Roll 155 (52).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July].

Cornewaill (Margaret, relict of Benedict, draper).—To the Prior and Convent of the House of the Salutation of the Mother of God of the Carthusian Order near London she leaves lands and tenements in the parish of S. Benedict in Langbourne Ward, so that they observe her obit as directed. To the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Mary de Wolchirch a certain shop near the tenement called "le Cok on the hop," in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, in aid of a chantry and for the repair of the nave of the church, maintenance of its ornaments, &c. In default the same to remain to the Mayor and Commonalty and Chamberlain of the Gruildhall of the City of London in trust to carry out the terms of her will. Other tenements, comprising a brewery called "le Swan on the hop" in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, to be sold for pious uses for the good of her soul, the souls of the aforesaid Benedict and of John Curteys her former husband. Dated London, 14 October, A.D. 1425.
Roll 155 (70).

Tristour (William), saddler.—To Sir John Hale, the rector, churchwardens and other parishioners of the church of All Hallows de Graschirche, certain lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid for the maintenance of a chantry, repair and maintenance of fabric and ornaments of the said church, &c., in manner directed. Dated London, 14 April, A.D. 1425.
Roll 155 (71).

Rote (Idonia, widow of John, late citizen and Sheriff (fn. 3) of London).—To be buried in All Saints' Chapel in the church of S. Bartholomew near Westsmythfeld. To the prior and canons of the said church she leaves a certain tenement in the parish of S. Bartholomew, on condition they maintain a chantry in the aforesaid chapel founded by the venerable Father in Christ, Roger Walden, late Bishop of London, for the good of the soul of the said bishop, the souls of the aforesaid John Rote and of John Walden, esquire, her former husband. In default the property to go over to the minister of the house and church of H. Trinity at Houndeslowe, co. Middlesex. Dated 18 February, A.D. 1420.
Roll 155 (72).

Chichele (William), grocer.—To be buried in the parish church of Higham Ferers, near the place where Thomas his father lies buried. To Beatrix his wife a tenement formerly called "le Burgate," and now called "le Castell on the hoop," with houses, shops, &c., in the parish of S. Margaret de Fridaystrete, for life; remainder to the Master of the College of S. Mary and S. Edward of Heigham Ferers, (fn. 4) and chaplain of the same, in aid of the said college, its chaplains and clerks, so that the said master and chaplains pray for his soul, the souls of his said wife, Thomas his father, Agnes his mother, John and Cristina his wife's parents, and others, observe his obit as directed, and place his name and the names of those above mentioned in the obituary (martilegio) of the said college. Dated London, 20 July, A.D. 1425.
Roll 155 (73).

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

Lane (John), mercer.—Testament as to certain tenements and rents in London. To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Aeon near the Conduit. To Matilda his wife certain shops and houses in the lane and parish of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry for life, provided she forego her dower of other tenements in the same lane and parish, as well as in Wodestrete in the parish of S. Peter in Westchepe, and provided she content herself with what has been left to her in another testament annexed to this present, touching his movable goods; remainder to Johanna his daughter in tail, subject to an annuity to be paid to Thomas his bastard son; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to his said wife tenements in Thamisestrete in the parish of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, rents of a certain tenement opposite the entrance to the Ghuildhall in the parish of S. Laurence (fn. 5) aforesaid, rents of tenements situate opposite le horspole in Smythfeld and in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry, for life, upon conditions similar to those above stated; remainder to pious and charitable uses. Dated London, 22 June, A.D. 1427.—Also he wills that his executors have free access to his dwelling-house with getteis and all its appurtenances, situate in the lane and parish of S. Botolph, for the space of one year after his decease, or longer if necessary, for the administration of his goods.
Roll 155 (75).

Lane (John), mercer.—To be buried in the church of S. Thomas de Acon. To John Rede, Master of the Hospital of S. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerk, and his successors, the reversion of certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns for the maintenance of a chantry in the church of the said hospital for the good of the souls of the said John Rede, Andrew atte Vyne, draper, and others, the residue of the profits being distributed in charity. In every case of default a sum of twenty shillings to be paid by way of penalty to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the maintenance of London Bridge. Dated London, 17 December, A.D. 1426.
Roll 155 (78).

Everard (John), mercer.—To be buried as directed in another testament touching his movable goods. To Richard Granger, the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of the church of S. Pancras, an annual quitrent of certain lands and tenements in various parishes within the City of London and suburbs, with metes and bounds as set out in certain deeds, which quitrent formerly belonged to William Causton, mercer; for the maintenance of two chantries in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul and the soul of the said William Causton. Also to John Newton, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Benedict Shorhogge, an annual rent issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret Patyns, for observing the obit of John Frossh, late mercer, and Juliana, wife of the same. Also to the aforesaid rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Pancras an annual rent issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Margaret aforesaid, for maintenance of the church clock. Dated London, 8 June, A.D. 1426.
Roll 155 (80).

Stokton (Roger), brewer.—To be buried before the altar of the Fraternity of S. Michael in the body of the church of S. Michael upon Cornhull. To Margaret his sister forty shillings, and all his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, in the county of Devon. To Master Peter Hynewyk, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael aforesaid, he leaves a certain brewery formerly called "les Stulpes," and now called "le Swan on the hop," opposite le Tonne (fn. 6) in Cornhull, charged with the maintenance of a lamp to burn day and night before the high cross within the said church, and with the observance of his obit, the obit of Margaret his wife, &c., in manner directed. In default the tenement to go over to the Wardens of London Bridge to carry out the terms of his will. Dated London, 12 June, A.D. 1419.
Roll 155 (81).

Buke (John), tailor.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of All Hallows near Graschirche, of which church he was a parishioner, between two trees called "Elmys" which grew there. To Sir William Lopynton, the rector, churchwardens and other parishioners of the aforesaid church, he leaves an annual rent issuing out of his brewery called "le Skut on the hoop" in Graschirchstrete in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid, for the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Juliana, Agnes, and Emma his late wives, Alice atte More his kinswoman, and others, as well as for providing wax tapers, &c., as directed. Sir Greoffrey Lane his chaplain to be the first appointed to the chantry. In default the said rent to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the perpetual maintenance of London Bridge. Also to Richard Northyn, Master, and the Wardens of the Tailors and Armourers of Linen Armour of the Fraternity of S. John the Baptist in the City of London, he leaves the aforesaid brewery, &c., subject to the above rent charge, for assisting the poor members of the fraternity. (fn. 7) Dated London, 26 January, A.D. 1422.
Roll 155 (82).

Footnotes

1 1 Mercator: described as mercer in an account of the parish of S. Mary at Hill (privately printed, 1878). Individuals well known to have been grocers are also sometimes styled mercatores.
2 2 Said to have been confiscated 1548.
3 1 John Rote or Roote served as Sheriff in 1381 with John Hende, John Northampton being Mayor.
4 2 Co. Northampton. Founded by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, anno 10 Henry V.
5 1 Upon the rebuilding of the Guildhall in 1411 a change of front took place; for whereas it had formerly opened out into Aldermanbury, its principal entrance was then made to face, as now, and to be situate in the parish of S. Laurence, Jewry.
6 1 "Then have ye a fair conduit of sweet water, castellated in the middest of that ward and street [i.e. Cornhill]. This conduit was first built of stone in the year 1282 by Henry Walles, Mayor of London, to be a prison for nightwalkers, and was called the Tun upon Cornehill, because the same was built somewhat in fashion of a tun standing on the one end" (Stow's 'Survey,' Thoms's ed., 1876, p. 71). Prisons are said hence to have acquired the name of "round house."
7 1 No mention of this devise to the Merchant Taylors' Company appears either in the Report made to the Commissioners by Mr. Hare in 1864 or in the Company's own return to the Livery Companies' Commission appointed in 1880, to whose Report (which appeared in 1884) frequent reference will be made in cases of property left to civic companies in trust for charitable purposes.