Wills
12 Henry VI (1433-4)

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R. R. Sharpe (editor)

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1890

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465-472

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'Wills: 12 Henry VI (1433-4)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 465-472. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66975 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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ANNO 12 HENRY VI.

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

Bret (Alan).—Testament touching the disposition of his brewery called "le Christofre on the hope" in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrychesgate, which he leaves to John the

Abbot of the Monastery of S. Alban, in the diocese of Lincoln and county of Hertford, and convent of the same, together with a taptrowe (fn. 1) of lead and a certain horse mill, so that the abbot and convent pray for his soul, the souls of Robert Bret his father, Alice his mother, Johanna and Isabella his late wives, and others. To be buried according to directions contained in a certain other testament. Dated London, 12 June, A.D. 1425.
Roll 162 (6).

Sevenoke (William), grocer.—Testament touching certain lands and tenements and a wharf called "Asselyneswharf" in the parish of S. Dunstan towards the Tower, formerly belonging to John Cherteseye, draper, the reversion of which he leaves to the Prior and Convent of the Church or House of H. Trinity the Great within Algate. Dated London, 5 July, A.D. 1432.
Roll 162 (7).

Arnold (John), "curreour."—To be buried in the church of S. Giles without Crepulgate near Isolda his late wife. To William Aleyn his kinsman a certain tenement in Morestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid. The rest of his property in the same parish to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Isolda and Emmota hia former wives, Emmota Bussh his sister, and others. Dated London, the last day of September, A.D. 1429.
Roll 162 (8).

Oxneye (Salomon), goldsmith.—Testament touching certain lands and tenements, he having already made another testament touching his movables. To James Peryur, the rector, churchwardens and certain parishioners of the church of S. Nicholas Acoun near Lombardstrete, he leaves tenements in the said street and S. Nicholas Lane, either in possession or reversion, so that they maintain out of the issues and profits of the same a chantry for the souls of John Bartell, Alexander Watford and Agnes, wife of the same, Bartholomew Chaungeour, Sarah, wife of the same, and Alice their daughter, Cecilia his late wife, and others; and observe other religious duties in manner directed. The residue of the profits to be kept in a box in the said church under the care of the rector and churchwardens, and to be devoted to the repair of the aforesaid tenements and to the fabric and ornaments of the said church. In cases of default made in the aforesaid chantry the property is to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty for the purpose of executing the terms of his will. Dated London, Thursday, 2 March, A.D. 1429.
Roll 162 (15).

Rolf (John), shipwright and lighterman.—To be buried in the churchyard of the church of All Hallows de Berkyng. To Johanna his daughter, wife of William Miller, shipwright, a mansion in Petitwales in the parish of All Hallows aforesaid. The rest of his tenements, with wharf in the 'same street and parish, to be sold, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable uses for the good of his soul, the souls of Matilda, Matilda, and Johanna his late wives, and others, the maintenance of a chantry priest for two years in the aforesaid church, the repair of the said church, highways, &c. Dated London, 24 March, A.D. 1432.
Roll 162 (16).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Maur, Abbot [15 Jan.].

Sevenoke (William), grocer.—Testament touching his tenement in the lane called "Botulpheslane" in the parish of S. George near Estchepe, which he leaves to Sir Roger Jurdon, Prior of the New Hospital of S. Mary without Bisshopesgate, and convent of the same, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Greorge aforesaid for the souls of Roger de la Bere and others. Dated London, 5 July, A.D. 1432.
Roll 162 (20).

Caketon (Walter), "setter." (fn. 2) —To John Croxton, Richard Pepyn, and John Lombe (fn. 3) , three chaplains of the chantry in a certain chapel in S. Paul's churchyard called "Pardonchirchehawe," founded by Thomas More, (fn. 4) clerk, in honour of S. Anne and S. Thomas the Martyr, he leaves certain tenements and shops in Bowyerrewe in the parish of S. Martin, Ludgate, in le Bayly without Ludgate, and also near le Jewen gardyn in the parish of S Botolph without Aldrichegate, charged with the maintenance of an additional chantry priest in the aforesaid chapel, and with certain payments to the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's for choristers to sing daily after compline the psalm De profundis with versicles, Requiem eternam and the prayer Inclina Domine at the tomb of the aforesaid Thomas More. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1429.
Roll 162 (24).

Brit (Alan).—To be buried according to directions contained in another testament touching his movable goods. To Sibil his wife a life interest in certain lands, tenements, &c., in the parish of All Hallows de Fanchirche; the reversion or remainder to be sold, and out of the proceeds he leaves ten pounds to his said wife, twenty shillings to the fabric of the nave of the church of All Hallows aforesaid, and ten marks for the maintenance of a chantry priest in the church of S. Botolph without Aldrichgate for one year; the residue to be devoted to marriage portions for poor girls and other charitable uses. Dated London, 28 June, A.D. 1432.
Roll 162 (33).

Monday the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedrâ [22 Feb.].

Caketon (Walter), "setter."—To be buried according to instructions contained in his testament touching his movables. To John Prentys, Dean of the Free Royal Chapel of S. Stephen within the Palace of Westminster, and college of the same, certain rents issuing from a tenement called "le Scot on the hoop" in Bisshopisgatestrete, charged with keeping the obits of Robert Foulmer, late canon of the chapel aforesaid, and of John Preston, also canon of the same, on the 29th day of August of each year, with distribution of specific sums of money to the dean, canons, vicars, choristers, and verger (virgebanilus) as directed. Dated London, 18 August, A.D. 1430.
Roll 162 (41).

Ulsthorp (John), tailor.—To Sir Thomas Faukys, rector, and the churchwardens of the church of S. Brigid in Fletestrete, certain tenements, comprising a tenement called "the Tabard," situate between "the Castell" and "le George atte Sholaneend," and another called "the Ravyn" in the parish of S. Brigid, charged with the maintenance of a chantry for the good of his soul, the souls of Alice his late wife, Reymund his son, and others, and for the soul of Isabella his present wife, when dead, in manner as directed. The priest serving the said chantry to have his chamber and dwell within the parish, and also to keep in a cupboard under the altar a missal, a chalice and paten, a chasuble of red velewet with apparel for festivals and two other chasubles for Sundays and weekdays, and a Processional. The said priest is also to have the use of his large Antiphonar with music of the use of Sarum, a large Gradual of the same use, a pair of phials, and a paxbrede of silver. The residue of the ferm of the aforesaid messuages, after disbursement of charges, to be kept in a box for the purpose and to be expended when necessary upon repair of the same messuages, and not otherwise. In default the property to go over to the vicar and churchwardens of the church of S. Dunstan in Fletestrete for similar uses. Isabella his wife to have a life interest in the above messuages, provided she maintain the above chantry, &c. Also to the aforesaid rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Brigid he leaves shops in the same parish in aid of the said church and repair of its goods and ornaments. Dated 25 January, A.D. 1432.
Roll 162 (46).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 March].

David (Peter), saddler.—To the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Saddlers the reversion of certain tenements (fn. 5) in Westchepe and Gudrunlane in the parish of S. Vedast, charged with the observance of the obit of Simon Sewale and others in the church of S. Peter de Westchepe, with tolling of bells, distribution of coal, food, and drink to poor householders in manner as directed. In default the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London, subject to similar charges, the residue of the profits going to the relief of the Chamber of the Guildhall. Also to the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Saddlers aforesaid he leaves the reversion of certain rents in aid of the said commonalty and its poor members. Dated 17 August, A.D. 1433.
Roll 162 (53).

Monday next before F. of Trans. of S. Thomas, Martyr [7 July].

Caketon (Walter), "setter."—To be buried in the great churchyard of S. Paul's. To Katherine, daughter of Thomas Halle, fuller of Suthwerk, he leaves twenty pounds for her marriage, the same to be deducted from the sum of two hundred marks due to him from Thomas Selove (Seloue ?), grocer. If the said Katherine marry without the consent of John Aylewyn, "Stacioner," the bequest to be distributed among poor domestics. To John, son of the aforesaid Thomas, ten marks, his sword and basilard: and to William, son of the said Thomas, ten marks. His lands and tenements in the lane called "Barthawelane" (fn. 6) in the parish of S. Mary de Colchirche to be sold in aid of his present will. Dated London, 19 June, A.D. 1431.
Roll 162 (67).

Morys (Margaret, widow of Richard, "barbour").—To be buried near her late husband in the great churchyard of S. Paul's. Her lands and tenements in Eldenelane in the parish of S. Faith to be sold, and a chantry to be maintained out of the proceeds in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid (sic) for the good of her soul, the souls of the said Richard and William (sic) and Matilda, formerly wife of the same Richard, and others; saving a certain shop which she leaves to Richard Barre and Margaret his wife for their respective lives. Thomas Saunder, "taloghchaundeler," her servant, to have the option of purchasing the aforesaid lands and tenements for one hundred shillings less than others. Also to the said Thomas she leaves a garden, wharf, &c., situate near the house of John Hedersete, fishmonger, called "le Herynghows," together with all the stock of the said garden except le Vynegre which is there. Dated London, 27 May, A.D. 1433.
Roll 162 (68).

Penne (John), skinner.—To Master John Braughyng, the rector, and parishioners of the church of S. John upon Walbrook and their successors, certain lands and tenements at the corner of Walbrook, an annual quitrent of sixty shillings sterling issuing from a tenement in the parish of S. Mary Wolchirche, together with the reversion of the same tenement, to hold the same charged with the maintenance of a chantry within the aforesaid church for the souls of the late King Henry IV., the testator, Olive his late wife, and others, with observance of his obit and other religious duties as directed. Distributions to be also made out of the issues and profits of the above bequest to divers chaplains and to poor householders within the parish of S. John aforesaid, and the residue to be kept in a box in charge of the churchwardens for keeping the said lands and tenements in repair, and for pious and charitable uses. In case of default made in carrying out the terms of these bequests the property is to go over to the rector and parishioners of the church of S. Stephen in Walbrook for like purposes within the said parish church. The rest of his tenements within the City and suburbs to be sold by his executors, and the proceeds to be devoted to the relief of prisoners in Ludgate, Neugate, Flete, the Marshalsea, King's Bench, in the prison of convict clerks in the Abbey of Westminster, (fn. 7) and others, the repair of highways around London, &c. Dated London, 1 December, A.D. 1426.
Roll 162 (69).

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

Cok (Robert), glover.—To be buried in the church of S. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge. Certain tenements and wharf called "Drynkwateres wharf," and others, in the parishes of S. Magnus near London Bridge and H. Trinity the Less in Knyghtrideristrete, a tenement called "litillondon" in the parish of All Hallows called "atte Walle," and others, held by the testator as security for a debt due by Nicholas, son of Robert Cok, late glover, to be redeemed by the said Nicholas upon payment of one hundred marks sterling; otherwise the same are to be held by Margaret his wife and Nicholas Bolthorp, vintner, his executors, for the lifetime of the aforesaid Nicholas. Dated London, 3 February, A.D. 1433.
Roll 162 (78).

Coffyn (Thomas), baker.—To be buried in the church of H. Trinity the Less. To Agnes his wife a bakehouse and shops in the parish of H. Trinity aforesaid for life; remainder as to a certain shop to Thomas his son in tail, and as to the residue to the rector and churchwardens of the church of H. Trinity aforesaid and their successors, for the maintenance of a chantry founded therein for the souls of John le Chambre and Koger de Ely, as well as for the souls of Johanna and Isabella his late wives. Also to the said rector and churchwardens the reversion of the shop left to his son, so that they observe his obit in manner directed. In default the whole of the property to go over to the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for similar purposes. Dated London, 27 March, A.D. 1434.
Roll 162 (79).

Footnotes

1 1 Tap-trough. It figures as an implement used by brewers in Riley's 'Memorials' (p. 194). Cf. will of Thomas Curteise, Part I. p. 541.
2 1 Or arrowsmith (Riley, 'Memorials,' p. 60, n.).
3 2 The will of a Sir John "Lambe," described as chaplain of the chantry of Sir Thomas More in the chapel of S. Thomas the Martyr in the cemetery commonly called "Pardone Cherchhawe," adjoining the cathedral church of S. Paul, of which administration was granted in 1434, is preserved among the cathedral archives. The same archives also contain an ordinance by the Dean and Chapter of S. Paul's and the thirty chaplains dwelling in the mansions called "Presteshouses," touching the habitation of the three chaplains attached to the chapel built by Sir Thomas More, late Dean of S. Paul's, in honour of S. Anne and S. Thomas the Martyr, dated 8 July, 1424 (Hist. MSS. Com., Ninth Report, Appendix, pp. 48a-55a).
4 1 Elected Dean of S. Paul's 1406. Died in 1421, and was buried in a cloister on the north side of S. Paul's Church, where anciently stood a chapel founded by Gilbert Becket (Portreeve of London), and rebuilt by the dean, who purposed founding a chantry of three priests therein, but dying before it could be accomplished, his wish was carried out by his executors (Newcourt, 'Repertorium,' vol. i. p. 43).
5 1 No specific mention of the property here devised appears to have been made in the Company's return to the Commissioners appointed in 1880 to inquire into the estates of the livery companies.
6 1 More frequently written "Bordhawelane."
7 1 The old Gate-house of the precincts, Westminster, previous to the Reformation was divided into two chambers, one of which became the Bishop of London's prison for convicted clergy and Roman Catholic recusants, whilst the other acquired an unenviable notoriety as the public prison of Westminster (Stanley's 'Westminster Abbey,' pp. 399-402).