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assisting poor brethren, to his apprentices and others. Also to his
said wife he leaves a tenement in the parishes of S. Margaret de
Lothebury and S. Stephen de Colemanstrete in fee, and another
tenement in the first-named parish for life, with remainder to



1 There was a custom, says Dr. Rock
('Textile Fabrics,' p. 107), during the
Middle Ages in England, as well as in
France and several other parts of the
Continent, of keeping the Eucharist
hung up over the high altar beneath
a canopy, within a pyx (here represented
by a cowpe) of gold, silver, ivory, or



enamel, mantled with a fine linen cloth
or veil. Among the goods and chattels
of Richard II. in Haverford Castle for-
warded by the Sheriff of Hereford to
the Exchequer upon the accession of
Henry IV. was "j coupe d'or pour le
corps Jesu Christi."



COURT OF HUSTING, LONDON. 247

John his son in tail ; remainder to pious uses. Dated London, AD.
Wednesday next after the Feast of S. Martin, Bishop [1 1 Nov.],
a.d. 1383. Eoll 113 (54).

Monday next before the Feast of 8. Lucia, Virgin [13 Dec. - ].

Coggere (Cbistina), of the parish of S. Botolph near Billynges-
gate. — To be buried in the tomb of Eoger Coggere her late husband
in the said parish church. Bequests to Sir John Wolde, rector, and
other ministers of the said church ; to the fraternities of S. Mary
and S. Katherine therein ; to the Friars of the Holy Cross ; to the
poor in divers hospitals, the lepers living at Hakeney, at le loke,
and near the Hospital of S. Giles ; to poor prisoners in Neugate,
the King's Marshalsea and King's Bench, &c. To John Denver
and Cristina his wife she leaves a tenement in the parish of
S. Botolph aforesaid. To Thomas her brother, Margery Coggere,
Agnes, daughter of Simon Coggere, Alice her sister, and others,
she leaves sums of money and chattels, comprising silver cups
and spoons. Dated London, 21 November, a.d. 1384.

Eoll 113 (58).



Monday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Horewode (William). — His testament concerning his freeholds
(liberis tenementis) in London. First, he leaves the tenement
wherein he dwells in the parish of S. Michael le Quern to Johanna
his wife for life ; remainder to William his son and Agnes his
daughter in successive tail; remainder over. To his executors
and the churchwardens of the church of S. Michael he leaves an
annual rent of six shillings and eightpence for the purpose of
keeping his obit and other pious uses for the souls of Agnes his
former wife, Johanna his wife, and others. Dated London,
16 November, a.d. 1382. Eoll 113 (70).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.].
Spray (Clement), mercer. — To be buried in the churchyard
of S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe. Bequests to the said church
and ministers therein. His tenements in the parishes of S. Botolph
without Aldresgate and S. Nicholas at the Shambles to be divided
equally between Margaret and Elizabeth his daughters, who are



A.D.
1384-8.



248 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

A.D. to remain under the care of Isabella his wife during minority.
1884-5 .

The residue of his goods and chattels he leaves to his said wife

without any inventory. Dated London, Wednesday the Feast of

S. Thomas, Apostle [21 Dec], a.d. 1384. Eoll 113 (79).

Monday next after the Feast of 8. Mathias, Apostle \%4 Feb.],
Foot alias Maryns (John), apothecary. — To be buried in
S. Paul's churchyard commonly called " Pardounchirchehawe."
Bequests to the old and new work of S. Paul's, to the Fraternity of
S. John of the Tailors of London, the Fraternity of S. Antonin of
the Pepperers of London, the church of S. Mary Magdalen in Milk-
strete and ministers therein, the fabric of the church of All Hallows
in Honylane, to divers orders of friars in London, the poor inmates
of hospitals and of the prison of Neugate, &c. Provision made
for chantries in the church of S. Mary Magdalen aforesaid. To
Christina atte Bowe he leaves a cup called " calixeoppe " with
silver covercle standing upon lions silver-gilt, and one hundred
shillings. To Mary his wife all his lands and tenements in
London and suburbs for life ; remainder, as to tenements in the
parishes of All Hallows de Stanyngchirche and Fanchirche, to
Edward his son in tail. To John his son the reversion of tene-
ments in the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate in tail. To
his child en ventre sa mire lands and tenements in the parishes of
S. Margaret in Briggestrete, in the lane called " Puddynglane,"
of S. Martin in the Vintry, and of S. Nicholas Aeon in the lane
called " Seint Nicholaslane." Also to Mary his wife he leaves his
leasehold interest in a tenement held under the Wardens of
London Bridge in the parish of All Hallows de Honylane, and
the terms of his apprentices ; also lands and tenements in the
parish of Cotenham, co. Cambridge, for life ; remainder to John
his son in tail ; remainder to Edward his son in fee. Dated
London, 14 March, A.D. 1381. Eoll 113 (87).



a.d. ANNO 9 RICHARD II.

1385.

Monday next before the Feast of S. Luke, Evangelist [18 Oct.'].
Gille (Robeet), draper.— To be buried in the church of S. Chris-
topher de Bradestret. Bequests to the said church and its



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ministers. His tenements in the parish of S. Andrew upon
Cornhull, and his leaseholds in the parish of S. Botolph without
Algate held under the Prior and Convent of Crichirche, London,
to be sold, and two thirds of the proceeds to go to Auncelina his
wife, and the remainder to Isabella his daughter. The residue
of his goods and chattels, after payment of debts and funeral
expenses, to be divided between his said wife and daughter in
similar proportion. Dated London, 6 September, a.d. 1385.

Eoll 114 (21).
Glemesford (Richaed), " felmongere." — To be buried in the
church of S. Stephen de Colmanstret. Bequests to the said
church, including a book called " Antiphon," 1 to ministers thereof,
and the Fraternity of S. Stephen therein ; also to the
Fraternity of the Skinners of London, the old work of
S. Paul's, divers orders of friars in London, &c. Provision made
for tapers at funeral, and for chantries in the aforesaid church for
the good of his soul, the souls of Juliana his wife and others.
Bequests also to Alice his mother, John, Thomas, and Eobert his
brothers, Isabella his sister, and others. Certain tenements in the
parish of S. Stephen de Colmanstret to be sold immediately after
the decease of Juliana his wife, and a portion of the proceeds to
be expended in the purchase of two cantelcopes, 2 a Legend, 3 and
a chalice for the church of S. Stephen aforesaid, a missal for the
use of the church of Glemesford, 4 where his father lies buried, and
a chalice for the church of S. Thomas de Aeon, the residue of the
proceeds being devoted to other pious and charitable uses for the
good of his soul in the church of S. Stephen aforesaid. Dated
London, 16 January, A.D. 1384. Roll 114 (22).



A.D.

1385.



Monday the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.~\.
Coggeshale (John de), corder, of the parish of S. Margaret de
Briggestret. — To be buried before the altar of S. Peter in the said
parish church in the tomb which he had caused to be made there.



1 Or antiphonar, an anthem book, so
called from the alternate repetitions
and responses (' Catholicon Angl.').

2 Choir copes or copes canonical such
as are now used in churches (Bock's

Church of our Fathers,' vol. ii. pp.



24-5). Others identify them with
dalmatics or maniples (Wright's ' Vocab.,'
p. 231).

3 Commonly known as Legends of
the Saints.

* Co. Suffolk.



A.D.
1385.



250 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

Bequests to the said church, to every anchorite in the City, to
every lazar house within two miles of the City, prisoners of
Neugate, &c. Provision made for torches and tapers at his funeral,
and subsequent disposal of the same. To Juliana his wife he
leaves all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Margaret
de Briggestret, S. Botolph near Billyngesgate, and S. Andrew
Huberd near Estchep for life, so that his said wife maintain a
chantry in the church of S. Margaret aforesaid for the good of his
soul, the souls of Thomas his father, Amicia his mother, Juliana
his late wife, and others, and provide two tapers to hang in basins
(in duabus pelvis) before the altars of S. Mary and S. Margaret
in the same church ; remainder to the rector and parishioners of
the same and their successors in trust for similar uses ; and in
default the same lands and tenements are to go to the Mayor and
Commonalty of London and the Wardens of London Bridge and
their successors for the maintenance of the said bridge and of two
chantry priests in the chapel of S. Thomas thereon, and subject
also to certain payments to the Prior and Convent of the Charter
House, and pittancers (pitanciariis) of London. Dated
London, Thursday the Feast of Nativity of V. Mary [8 Sept.],
A.D. 1384. — • Also to the respective abbeys of Westminster,
S. Alban, Stratford, Coggeshale, and Malverne he leaves divers
chattels, comprising dorsers, costers, and quysshyns, with figures
of peacocks and other animals worked in tapestry thereon, a pair
of Trussyng-kofrers, 1 a hailing of Worstede stained with divers
beasts, dorsers and bankers ornamented with angels and knights,
quysshyns marked with his sign (signo meo), a great chest of
Gascony formerly belonging to his father, &c. Eoll 114 (39).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin \%5 Nov.].
Crede (Eoger), draper. — To be buried in the church of
S. Katherine within the churchyard of the Priory of Christchurch,
London, so that his body lie before the altar of S. Michael there
to be erected. Bequest to each convent of the four orders of
mendicant friars in London ; to the hospitals of Hakeneye, S. Giles,
and le loke ; to the work of S. Michael's Chapel about to be erected
near the church of S. Katherine aforesaid, &c. Also if he happen
1 Chests for packing goods.



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not to go to Rome before he dies he leaves ten marks for some
honest man to go there on his behalf and there remain, visiting
the stations (staciones ituro) and praying for his soul, throughout
Lent (per totam quadragesimam). To Agnes his sister and to
her husband he leaves money and clothes. To Katherine his
wife all his lands and tenements at the corner of Belyeteres-
lane 1 in the parish of S. Katherine aforesaid for life ; remainder
in trust for sale, and the proceeds devoted to the poor in the
hospitals and streets, and to the maintenance of chantries.
Dated London, 12 January, a.d. 1383. Eoll 114 (56).



A.D.

138S.



Monday next after the Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].
Walleworth 2 (William de), Knt. — To Margaret his wife all his
lands, tenements, &c, in the City of London for life, for the
maintenance of chantries in the church of S. Michael in le Groked-
lane for the good of his soul, the souls of John Lovekyn, late his
master, and for the good estate of the said Margaret during life-
time. After her decease certain tenements opposite le ledenhall
in the parish of S. Peter de Cornehull and elsewhere, and rents in
the parish of S. Andrew in the "Ward of Baynardescastel, are to
remain to the rector and churchwardens of the church of S. Michael
aforesaid for the maintenance of chantries ; remainder in case
of default to the Prior and Convent of the Carthusian House of
the Salutation of the B.V. Mary near London for similar uses,
with power to his right heirs to enter in case of default. Also to
the said prior and convent he leaves the reversion of tenements in
the parish of S. Christopher in Bradestrete, in return for then-
prayers. Dated 20 December, 9 Eichard II. [a.d. 1385].

Eoll 114 (70).

Note. — The above will was produced in Chancery on behalf of the
defendant in Attorney-General v. Eishmongers' Company.



A.D.
1385-6.



Monday next before the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul [25 Jan.].
Harengeye (Edmund), leather merchant of the parish of



1 Now Billiter Street; formerly the
home of the bell^etters or bell-founders.

a First mentioned in the City Records
as the successor of John Lovekyn, stock-
fishmonger, to whom he had been ap-



prenticed, in the Aldermanry of Bridge
Ward in 1368; Sheriff, 1370; Mayor
in 1374 and again in 1381, when he
slew Wat Tyler in Smithfield, for which
he was knighted.



252



CALENDAR OF WILLS,



A.D.

1385-6.



S. Alphege within Crepulgate. — To be buried in the said parish
church. Bequests to the said church, its ministers, the rood
light upon the beam, and the light of S. Katherine therein;
to the five orders of friars in London, and the three houses
for lepers near London ; to the fabric of the church of Stok-
newenton, the Prior and Canons of Elsyngspitel, &c. His
tenement in the parish of S. Botolph without Aldrichesgate,
situate in the street called " Barbican," and another tenement
called "le Pye on the hop," situate also in Barbican in
the parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and other tenements,
together with the great gate (cum magno portu) called "le
Brodegate " in the same street and parish, he devises to be sold
for payment of debts and legacies. To Isabella his wife he
leaves a certain tenement in the parish of S. Alphege aforesaid
absolutely, and another tenement in the street called "Babeloyne"
beyond the City wall (per murwm civitatis London) for life ;
remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the
said church of S. Alphege for the good of his soul, the souls of
Agnes, Alice, and Isabella his wives, and others. Bequests also
to Agnes his kinswoman, wife of Geoffrey Grigge, Robert atte
Grove, Alice Callestere, wife of William atte Broom, his servants,
and others, comprising various sums of money, his best
slop 1 (sloppam) with hood, and his cloak (colobiwm?) of
Faldyng? Dated London, 26 September, a.d. 1385. — Also to the
old work of S. Paul's and the Fraternity of S. Mary le Bow he
leaves six shillings and eightpence respectively.

Roll 114 (76).



Monday next before the Feast of S. Valentine, Martyr \_H Feb.'].

Godefrey (Thomas), called " Cartere," " whittawyere." — To be

buried before the entrance of the church of All Hallows, London

Wall. Bequests to the said church, the church of S. Stephen in

' CollpHvmi is translated in Neckam's
vocabulary (ed. by Thomas Wright)
both as froge (frock) and roket (rochet) ;
whilst in a metrical vocabulary of the
fourteenth century, and in a ' Nominale'
of the fifteenth century, it is a synonym
for taberde. See also note supra, p. 140.



1 Or smock-frock ; the term was also
applied to a cloak or mantle (Halliwell).
In Chaucer's time sloppis meant a kind
of breeches. " Slops" in the present day
is the vulgar term for any cheap or
ready-made clothing, but more par-
ticularly for sailors' working clothes,
which are of a very coarse and inex-
pensive character.



See note supra, p. 91.



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253



Colmanstrete, and to each order of friars in London for two tren-
tals of masses for the good of his soul and the souls of others.
Provision also made for a chantry in the church of All Hallows
aforesaid. To Juliana his wife, Simon his wife's son, Walter his
wife's brother, his two sisters [not named], and others, he leaves
sums of money and chattels. Also to his said wife his dwelling-
house for life ; remainder to his infant en ventre sa mere in tail ;
remainder in trust for sale for the maintenance of chantries in the
church of S. Stephen de Colmanstrete. Dated London, Monday
next before the Feast of S. Laurence, Martyr [10 Aug.], a.d.
1358. Eoll 114 (96).



A.D.
1385-6.



Monday next before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.],

Frowyk (Henry), of co. Middlesex. — To be buried in the
churchyard of Southmymes near his father. His goods and chat-
tels, after payment of debts, to be divided into two parts, one part
to go to his executors for the good of his soul and the souls of
Henry Frowyk his grandfather and others, and the other part to
Alice 1 his wife for the maintenance of herself and children. Out
of his own share (de parte mea) he leaves sums of money to the
Vicar of Mymmes, the work of Munkeschurche, 2 Sir John the priest
of Haddeley, and others. Also to his said wife he leaves all his
rents in the parishes of Mylkestrete and Honylane for life, for the
maintenance of a priest for ten years next after his decease to
pray for him and others ; after her decease the same to remain to
Henry and Eobert his sons in successive tail. Also to the said
Henry he leaves his rents in the parish of " Seynt Grilys " called
" le Barbican," and others at the corner of Goderlane, in tail ;
remainder to the aforesaid Eobert. Also to the said Henry a rent
issuing from a tenement called "le Chage" in the parish of
Bassigeshawe. To John Lax, John Muscham, and others, various
sums of money. Dated at Southmymes, Tuesday next after the
Feast of S.Michael [29 Sept.], 8 Eichard II. [a.d. 1384].

Eoll 114 (102).



1 Daughter and heiress of John Corn-
wall of Willesden. She afterwards
married Thomas Charlton of Oldfold



(Cass's 'South Mimms,' London and
Middlesex Archseol. Soc, pp. 80-81).
2 Monken Hadley.



254



CALENDAR OF WILLS,



A.D.
1385-6.



Monday next after the Feast of 8. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb. - ].

Merk (John), blader. — To be buried in the church of S. Giles
without Crepulgate. To the new fabric on the south side of the
said church he leaves a f other of lead. Margaret his wife to main-
tain a chantry in the said church for life. To his said wife he
leaves all his lands and tenements in the City of London and
suburbs for life, except a garden in Groldynglane in the parish of
S. Giles aforesaid, which he leaves to Alice his daughter ; re-
mainder in trust for sale for pious uses. Dated London, in the
parish aforesaid, 5 March, a.d. 1383. Eoll 114 (105).



Monday next before the Feast of S. Benedict, Abbot [%1 March - ].

Bury (Adam de), formerly Mayor of the City of London. 1 — To
be buried in a chapel lately erected near the north door
of S. Paul's, behind the cross before the altar of the Blessed
Mary Magdalen about to be erected there. Chantries to
be provided in the said chapel. If the Dean and Chapter
of the Church of London (sic) will undertake to provide
three chaplains for the purpose, he leaves to them all his
lands, tenements, and certain rents in the parishes of S. Stephen
upon Walbrok and S. Mary de Wolchirchehawe, and in case of
their refusal the same are to go to his executors for the like pur-
pose. The sum of one hundred pounds sterling left for funeral
expenses. Bequests to each of the four orders of mendicant friars
in the City and to each hospital for lepers. Dated at Combe in
the diocese of Eochester, 5 November, a.d. 1385. — Also to Sir
Eoger Holm, 2 Canon of S. Paul's, he leaves all his lands, tene-
ments, &c, in the vill of Calais.

Whereupon came Andrew Cavendyssh, Knt., and Eoesia, wife
of the same, daughter of the testator, and put their claim upon



1 In 1364-5, and again in 1373, having
previously served as Sheriff in 1349. A
member of the Fraternity of Skinners.
An abstract of his will is printed in
the Appendix to the Ninth Eeport of
the Hist. MSS. Com. (p. 48 a), from the
archives of S. Paul's Cathedral.

2 At one time Chancellor of S. Paul's.
From his having contributed largely to
the cost of erecting the chapel here men-
tioned, and increased the number of



chantry priests, it came to be known as
Holmes College, the statutes of which
are preserved among the archives of
S. Paul's, as also is a deed of gift in
1448 to the altar of S. James and
S. Laurence in the chapel commonly
called "Holme Chapell" (Hist. MSS.
Com. Appendix to Ninth Report, p.
55 b). The college was suppressed in
the reign of Edward VI.



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certain rents, as appears at the Husting for Pleas of Land held on A.D.
Monday next before the Feast of S. Edmund the King [20 Nov.], 1385-6.
10 Richard II. [1386], where the said claim is entered. 1

Boll 114 (114).



Monday next after F. of Annunciation of V. Mary [£5 MarcK],
Atte Naps (Thomas), " frutour." — To be buried in the church-
yard of S. Katherine Colman in Fanchirchestrete, near the tomb
of Johanna his late wife. Bequests to the said church, to the Order
of Friars Preachers for chanting a trental of masses called
" S. Gregory's trental," and other orders of friars in London. His
lands, tenements, and rents in the parish of S. Katherine aforesaid
to be sold immediately after his decease for pious uses. To Alice
his wife, Simon White, " frutour," William atte Naps his brother,
Walter Skynner, Alice his daughter, and others, he leaves sums of
money and chattels, including silver plate, mazer cups, scales,
paniers, &c. Also to Alice his wife and to Thomas Hamond his
kinsman he leaves tenements in " Cyvyndonelane " 2 in the parish
of All Hallows de Berkyngchirche, to hold absolutely. Dated
London, 12 September, a.d. 1385. Boll 114 (120).



A.D.
1386.



Monday next before the Feast of S. Ambrose [4 ApriF\.
Pecche (John). — To be buried in the parish church of Lullyng-
gustone. 3 To Sir William, his son and heir, Knt., he leaves all his
lands, tenements, &c, within the City of London and without, to
hold in tail ; remainder in trust for sale for the good of his soul.
To Mary his wife all her apparel appertaining to her chamber.
Dated London, Sunday next after the Feast of H. Trinity
[20 May], 3 Eichard II. [a.d. 1380]. Boll 114 (121).

Harengeye (Isabella, relict of Edmund). — To be buried in the
church of S. Alphege within Crepulgate. Bequests to the said



1 Common Pleas Roll CIX., where the
claim is recorded as having been made
within a year and a day after probate
of the testament, according to the cus-
tom of the City, and was to the follow-
ing effect, viz., that Adam de Bury stood
seised of certain tenements in the
parish of S. Stephen upon Walbrook in
tail, upon which there was a charge of
certain rents. These rents the said



Adam had redeemed, but nevertheless
bequeathed the ' same, although they
had become extinct; the aforesaid
claimants, therefore, asked to hold the
said tenements by right of inheritance
free of the above charge, and that the
will of the testator should not in this
respect have effect.

3 Seething Lane.

3 Co. Kent.



256 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

A.D. church, its ministers, rood light, and light of S. Katherine therein ;

1386 ' to the old work of S. Paul's, to each of the five orders of mendi-
cant friars in London, to Elsyngspitel and other hospitals and
lazar-houses around London, &c. A certain tenement situate in
Babeloyne in the parish of S. Alphege to be sold, and the proceeds
devoted to the maintenance of a chantry priest in the said parish
church for the good of her soul, the souls of her husband, John
her father, and others. To William Ockle her kinsman, Alice
Callesterre, Isabella, daughter of William Profot, her god-
daughter, Isabella, daughter of William Placydacy, Johanna
Pouleshunte, and others, she leaves sums of money, silver plate,
and clothes, comprising a gown of blue with black fur, and a tunic
with fur and hood. Dated London, 18 January, A.D. 1385. — Also
she wills that she have two wax tapers, one at her head, the other
at her feet, and that her corpse or coffin lie above ground. To
her mother she leaves three pairs of sheets; and to Margery,
daughter of Eichard Harengeye, a sum of money and a tunic of
russet, &c. ° Poll 114 (125).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].
Phippe (John), " curreour." — To be buried in the church of
S. Giles without Crepulgate. Bequests to the said church,
ministers, lights, &c, thereof; also to Friar William his son, of
the Order of Friars Minors, Margery atte Stone, Leticia Fysshe,
and others. To Beatrix his wife he leaves a certain tenement in
le Morestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life ; remainder
to Thomas and Stephen his sons. Also to his aforesaid wife he
leaves a certain other tenement in the same street for life, the
same to be sold after her decease and a portion of the proceeds
delivered to Thomas, Stephen, and John his sons, and the residue
given to the poor. A tenement called " le horn on the hope" in
Fletestrete, parish of S. Dunstan, to be sold after his decease,
and certain sums out of the proceeds to go to his aforesaid wife,
Elizabeth his daughter, Agnes Clay de Enefeld, and others.
Directions as to tapers to burn on the day of his funeral and his



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