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and (7) burying the dead.



COURT OF HUSTING, LONDON. 395

tenements in the vills and parishes of Dagenham and Berkyng, A D -
co. Essex, to sell the same for charity, except his live and dead
stock and wood, which he leaves to his aforesaid wife. Dated
London, 14 October, a.d. 1412. Eoll 140 (21).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Edmund, King [20 Nov.],
Guphey or Guppeye (Robert), mercer. — To be buried in the
church of S. Thomas de Aeon near the old Conduit, where the
Master and Wardens of the Mistery of Mercers of London shall
ordain. To the Commonalty of the said Mistery he leaves certain
houses in the parish of S. Laurence in Old Jewry, in the lane
called " Sevehodenelane," near a tenement called " le Cage,"
which he acquired jointly with others by deed enrolled 1 in the
Husting, and which his joint feoffees subsequently released to
him by deed also enrolled 2 — to be held by the said Com-
monalty upon condition they keep the property in repair and
maintain thereout a chantry in the said church of S. Thomas for
the good of his soul, the souls of John his father, Johanna his
mother, Johanna and Johanna his late wives, and others. The
residue of the profits, if any, to go to the relief of the poor
of the aforesaid Mistery. If the said chantry be not so main-
tained, and if the surplusage, after discharge of dues, be put to any
other use, or if the bequest be void by law, he wills that the pro-
perty remain to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City
of London for the maintenance of a chantry in the chapel of the
Guildhall, and the residue or surplusage of the profits to be dis-
tributed among the poor of the Mistery of Mercers as aforesaid.
Dated London, 12 July, a.d. 1412. Eoll 140 (29).

Monday need after the Feast of S. Katherine, Virgin \25 Nov.'].
Sutbury (William), draper. — To be buried in the church or
churchyard of S. Mary de Bothawe. To the rector and church-
wardens of the church of S. Mary de Abbechirche and their
successors he leaves a certain tenement in Abbechirchelane, on
condition they keep the same in good repair and devote the
profits of the same to the use and benefit of the said church.
In default the said tenement to go to the Mayor or Warden and
1 Roll 128 (25). | 2 Roll 136 (31).



396 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

AD> Commonalty of the City of London towards the repair of London
Bridge. Dated London, 12 January, a.d. 1411. Eoll 140 (31).



A.D.
1412-13.



Monday next after the Feast of Conversion of S. Paul \25 Jan.].
Baret (William). — To he buried in the church of S. Dunstan
near the Tower, to the rector and churchwardens of which he
leaves his share of a tenement called " le Horsmelle " in the
parish of S. Peter upon Cornhill (acquired by him jointly with
others,' who had released to him their claim), together with other
lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Dunstan and S. Mar-
garet Patyns and elsewhere, on condition that they keep the
same in good repair and maintain a chantry in the aforesaid
church of S. Dunstan for the good of his soul, the souls of Alianora
his late wife and others, the residue of the profits being kept for
the ornaments of the said church and other necessaries. In
default of the chantry being properly maintained, the property is
to go to the Mayor or Warden and Commonalty of the City of
London for the maintenance of a chantry in the Guildhall Chapel.
Dated London, 7 September, a.d. 1408. Roll 140 (49).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Agatha, Virgin [5 Feb.'].

Knotte (Robert), tailor. — To be buried in the common church-
yard of S. Paul's, where lies the body of his former wife. To
Matilda his wife all his tenements and rents in the parish of
S. Stephen in Colmanstrete for life, the reversion of the same
being sold immediately after his death ; also the residue of his
goods and chattels, movable and immovable, in full satisfaction of
her dower or share. Dated London, 12 December, A.D. 1412.

Roll 140 (50).

Wynter (Richard), " stokfisshmonger." — To be buried in the
church of S. Magnus near London Bridge. To Elizabeth his wife
an annual rent of one hundred shillings, issuing from a tenement
in Thames Street in the parish of S. Magnus aforesaid, for life, so
long as she remain a chaste widow. To John Michell, " stok-
fisshmongere," he leaves the aforesaid tenement for life ; remainder
to Richard, son of the said John, for life ; remainder to the Abbess

1 By deed enrolled at the Hustingheld I S. Luke, Evang. [18 Oct,], 17 Richard II
on Monday next after the Feast of | [A.D. 1393]— Hust. Roll 122 (5).



1412-13.



397

and Convent of S. Clare of the Minoress Order near Algate, AD -
so that they have his soul in remembrance with Placebo and
Dirige, &c. To the rector and churchwardens of the church of
S. Magnus a shop in Briggestrete (which he jointly acquired with
others by deed enrolled, 1 and afterwards his co-feoffees released the
same to him), on condition that his obit be duly observed and other
provisions fulfilled as directed, the residue of the profits being
distributed among the poor. His tenement in the lane and parish
of S. Botolph near Billyngesgate to be sold and the proceeds
devoted to pious uses and the seven works of mercy, as his
executors may think fit. Dated London, 5 September, a.d. 1412.

Eoll 140 (53).

Monday neotti before the Feast of S. Peter in Cathedra \2% Feb."].
Masoun (Peter), tailor. — To be buried in the church of
S. Peter upon Cornhill in the grave where Johanna his late wife
lies buried. To the rector, churchwardens, and parishioners of
the said church he leaves certain rents issuing from tenements in
the parish of S. Mary de Colcherche near the old Conduit (which
the testator had jointly acquired with others by deed enrolled, 2 and
which his co-feoffees afterwards released to him), for the main-
tenance of a chantry in the aforesaid church for the good of his
soul, the souls of Johanna his late wife and others ; the chantry
priest to be presented, on his election, to the Master and Wardens
of the Tailors and Armourers of Linen Armour of the Fraternity
of S. John the Baptist. If the bequest be misappropriated it is to
go over to the Master and Brethren of the church of S. Thomas
de Aeon near the old Conduit, for the maintenance of a chantry
in the said church. Dated London, 6 December, a.d. 1412.

Eoll 140 (60).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mathias, Apostle [84 Feb."].

Wodeeok (John), mercer. — To be buried in the church of
S. Alban in "Wodestrete. Bequests to the fabric of the body or
nave of the said church ; for books, ornaments, and other neces-
saries ; also for the maintenance of divers chantries therein for

1 Anno 9 Henry IV., Hust. Roll 135 I 2 Roll 140 (3).

(45).



AD.
1412-13.



398 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

the good of his soul, the souls of William his father, Johanna his
mother, and others. Bequests to the churches of S. Mary Mag-
dalen de Mylkstrete, S. Michael de Bassyngeshawe, S. Stephen de
Colmanstrete, the old work or fabric of S. Paul's, the priors and
convents of S. Bartholomew de Smythfeld, S. Mary de Elsyng-
spitell, the Salutation of the Blessed Mary of the Carthusian Order
without Alderichesgate, the house of Tanrigge, co. Surrey, &c. ;
to various hospitals and orders of friars ; to the nuns in the house
called " le Menoresse " without Algate, the nuns of the houses of
S. John de Clerkenwell, Halywell, S. Elena within Bisshopesgate,
and S. Katherine near the Tower ; to the recluse at Westminster,
to prisoners in Newgate and Ludgate, the Flete, Marshalsea,
and King's Bench, &c. His funeral to be conducted without
pomp ; leaves fifty pounds for its expenses. To the box of the
Art or Mistery of the Mercers of London in aid of charity he leaves
twenty pounds, and a further sum of twenty marks to be distri-
buted among those of the suit and livery (de secta et veste) of the
Fraternity of the Art of the Mercers who have become poor. To
the parish church of Edenbruge he leaves divers vestments, and
forty shillings to be divided among the poor of the parish. Be-
quests to the churches of S. George and S. Mary Magdalen and
divers religious houses at Doncastre ; also for the repair and main-
tenance of a common latrine, and a cross in the market place,
erected by his father in the vill of Doncastre ; and to numerous
individuals more or less connected with that place. To William
Askham, late Mayor of London, John Walden, esquire, his servants,
apprentices, and others, he leaves sums of money or chattels,
chiefly consisting of gold and silver cups. To Felicia his wife, by
way of dower and her reasonable part, he leaves two thousand
marks sterling, and all utensils, ustilments, linen and woollen
cloths, &c, appertaining to his house, together with certain
chargeours, platers, silver saucers, a silver pouderbox, &c, speci-
fically bequeathed ; also his lands, tenements, and rents in the
parish of S. Alban de Wodestrete, with which if she be not content
she is to take nothing but what she can and ought to take accord-
ing to the common law and the custom of the City of London and
county aforesaid (sic). To John and William his sons, Johanna
and Philippa his daughters, he leaves two thousand marks



COURT OF HUSTING, LONDON. 399

sterling, to be divided among them. His feoffees of the manor A.D.

• 1412-13

of Nobright, co. Surrey, to convey the same to his son

John upon the said John coming of age ; and in like manner

his feoffees of the manor of Northstede are to convey the same to

William his son. His tenements in Westchepe in the parish of

S. Mary le Bow, his manors of Broxham, co. Kent, and of Berwe,

co. Essex, and all his other lands and tenements in the counties of

Kent, Surrey, and Essex, are to be sold to fulfd his last will. His

executors not bound to pay any legacies till one whole year has

elapsed since his decease. Dated London, 29 November, a.d. 1408.

— To John Preston, 1 Eecorder of London, a flat cup (planum

siphwrn), silver gilt, of the value of four marks. A chantry to be

maintained out of his lands and tenements in Basynglane in the

church of S. Alban aforesaid. Koll 140 (61).

ANNO 1 HENEY V. A.D.

1413.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].
Sudbury (William), draper. — To be buried in the church or
churchyard of S. Mary de Bothawe. To Cecilia his wife a moiety
of the tenement wherein he dwelt in Candelwykstrete in the
parish of S. Mary aforesaid for life ; remainder in trust for sale for
pious uses. The said moiety had been acquired by the testator
and Dionisia his former wife jointly from William Ashe and
Margery, wife of the same, by deed enrolled in the Husting on
Monday next after the Feast of S. John ante portam Latinam
[6 May], 11 Eichard II. 2 [a.d. 1388]. Dated 10 March, a.d. 1411.

Eoll 141 (24).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin \20 July].
Gayton or Geyton (John), fishmonger. — To be buried in the
cloister of the church of Preaching Friars near Ludgate where
Isabella his late wife lies buried. Bequests to the prior and con-
vent of the said friars, to the churches of S. Nicholas Coldabbey and
S. [Nicholas]" Olave, London, &c. All his tenements in the parish
of S. Mildred in Bredstrete to be sold to pay debts and legacies,
and the residue of the proceeds to be devoted to pious and charitable

1 Appointed Justice of the King's I s Roll 116 (99).

Bench, 1423. I



400 CALENDAR OF WILLS,

, A ;?o uses. To Alice his wife his mansion house called " le Swan on the

1413.

hoop " and brewery adjacent in the parishes of S. Nicholas Cold-
abbey and S. Nicholas Olave aforesaid for life, by way of dower,
charged with a certain payment to the Prior and Convent of
Preaching Friars for observing his obit and the obit of Isabella
his late wife ; remainder, or reversion, in trust for sale, and a por-
tion of the proceeds to be devoted to the maintenance of a chantry
in the church of S. Nicholas Coldabbey for three whole years.
George his apprentice to be released from three years' service on
condition that he serve faithfully the testator's wife. Dated
London, 28 March, a.d. 1413. — By codicil he wills that upon the
sale of the remainder or reversion of the above tenement a certain
quitrent be reserved, to be devoted to pious uses in the church of
S. Nicholas Coldabbey as directed. Dated 10 April, a.d. 1413.

Koll 141 (31).

Monday the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.].
Hore (John), brewer. — To be buried in the church of S. Alphege
within Crepulgate. To Alice his wife all his lands and tenements
in the parish of S. Alphege aforesaid for life, so that she keep his
obit in the aforesaid church for the good of his soul [and] the soul
of the aforesaid Isabella 1 (sic), with tolling of bells, Placebo and
Dirige, with music at night and mass on the morrow, &c. The
reversion of the above property to be sold in his wife's lifetime,
with her consent, and the proceeds devoted to pious and charitable
uses. Dated London, 3 March, A.D. 1412. Eoll 141 (68).

Monday next after the Feast of 8. Katherine, Virgin \25 Nov.].
Spicer (Matthew), otherwise called " Tyce," " goldbetere."—
To be buried in the church of S. Andrew upon Cornhill where
Margaret his late wife lies buried. To John and Peter his sons he
leaves a tenement called " le healme on the hoop " in the parish
of S. Peter upon Cornhill, and others in the parishes of S. Andrew
aforesaid and S. Mary de Fanchirche, in successive tail ; remainder
to Johanna his daughter in tail ; remainder in trust for sale for
pious and charitable uses. Isabella his wife appointed one of his
executors. Dated London, 1 October, a.d. 1413.

Eoll 141 (69).

1 Probably a former wife of the testator.



COURT OF HUSTING, LONDON 401

Monday next after the Feast of 8. Andrew, Apostle [30 Nov.]. A - D -
Hamerton (John), tailor. — To be buried in the churcb of
S. Margaret de Lothebury near Katherine bis late wife. To
Coletta bis wife all bis tenements in tbe parish of S. Botolpb
without Algate for life ; remainder in trust for sale for pious and
charitable uses. A tenement at le Tourhill in tbe parish of
S. Botolph aforesaid to be sold, if necessary, to fulfil bis testament.
The residue of his goods to his aforesaid wife. Dated London,
22 October, a.d. 1409. Boll 141 (73),

Stratton (Nicholas). — To be buried in the church of S. Alphege
within Crepulgate. To John his son certain lands and tenements
in Whitecrouchestrete in the parish of S. Giles without Crepul-
gate in tail ; remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable
uses. William Clay appointed guardian of his said son and pro-
perty during minority. To Agnes his wife tenements and a
garden in Morestrete in the parish of S. Giles aforesaid for life ;
remainder in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Also to
his said wife the residue of his goods and chattels, movable and
immovable, by way of dower and of her share of his goods and
chattels. Dated London, 13 January, a.d. 1412.

Boll 141 (78).

Monday the Feast of S. Gregory, Pope [12 MarcK\. A D.

Atte Felde (John), brewer. — To be buried in the parish church
of Stondon, co. Herts. To Anna his wife houses, &c, in the
parish of S. Giles without Crepulgate, and a tenement called
" le Boresheued " with shops in the parish of All Hallows in Gres-
chirchstrete, for life ; remainders to John his son, Leticia,
Johanna, and Emma his daughters, in successive tail ; remainder
in trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. Dated London,
12 March, a.d. 1405. Boll 141 (99).

More (John), brewer. — To be buried in the church of
S. Magnus near London Bridge, near the bodies of his wives there
buried. To Eobert his son a sum of money, and shops, &c, in tbe
lane and parish of S. Laurence in the Jewry in tail ; remainder in
trust for sale for pious and charitable uses. To Amia his wife
vol. H. 2d



402



CALENDAR OF WILLS,



AD.
1413 14.



shops in Birchenlane in the parish of S. Michael upon Cornhull
(which the testator jointly acquired with others by deed en-
rolled, 1 and which his co-feoffees afterwards released to him) for
life ; remainder to his aforesaid son in tail. Also to his said wife
for life a shop in Briggestrete in the parish of S. Magnus afore-
said, which he and Johanna his late wife acquired from the
executors of John Langhorne, late brasier, by deed enrolled in the
Husting of London for Pleas of Land held on Monday next
before the Feast of S. Margaret, Virgin [20 July], anno 11
Henry IV. ; 2 similar remainder. Dated 18 September, a.d. 1413.

Roll 141 (100).



A.D.
1414.



ANNO 2 HENRY V.
Monday next before F. of S. John anteportam Latinam [6 May].
Cake (Thomas), called " Mallyng," mason. — Testament touch-
ing his goods and chattels, as well as his lands, tenements,
and rents. To be buried in the church of S. Mary de "Wolle-
chirchehawe under the marble slab where rests the body of
Johanna his late wife. His lands and tenements in the parishes
of S. Margaret and S. George in Suthwerk to be immediately sold
by his executors, and his feoffees in trust thereof to give a good
title to the purchasers, the proceeds to go to Cristina his wife by
way of dower of his lands and tenements, except forty pounds
sterling, which Johanna his daughter is to have for her marriage.
Also to his said wife he leaves a tenement at the corner of Wal-
brook and Bokeleresbury in the parish of S. Mary de Wolle-
chirchehawe, and rents and tenements in the parishes of
S. Mildred in the Poultry and S. Mary de Abbechirche, for life,
charged with the observance of his obit in the church of S. Mary
de Wollechirchehawe, and with providing clothes and shoes for
seven poor men and women annually for three years ; remainder
to his aforesaid daughter in tail ; remainder in trust for sale for
pious uses, repair of roads, relief of prisoners, &c. The residue of



1 Anno 21 Richard II., Husk Roll 126
(79).

2 The year here given is probably a
mistake for 8 Henry IV., inasmuch as
no session of the Court appears 'to



have been held on the day and year
mentioned, whereas a deed to the same
effect is enrolled at a court held on the
same day three years previously. Hust.
Roll 134 (123).



COURT OF HOSTING, LONDON. 403

his goods and chattels, after discharge of debts and legacies, A -P-
to go to his wife by way of her share of his movable goods. H 4 '
Dated London, 1 October, a.d. 1412.— Also to Sir John Welles,
Prior of Tunbrigge, a mazer cup with silver-gilt stand and
covercle worked with Flourdelys. His feoffees of lands and tene-
ments in the vill and parish of Westmallyng, co. Kent, to make
a life estate in the same to his aforesaid wife, with remainder to
his daughter in tail. Boll 142 (3).

Monday next after the Feast of 8. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].

Creek (John), tailor. — To be buried in the church of S. Mary
de Abbechirche near Candelwykstrete. To Johanna his wife lands
and tenements in the parish of S. Mary aforesaid, and rents of a
tenement formerly belonging to Sir Nicholas Brembre, Knt., in
the lane and parish of S. Nicholas Aeon near Lombardestrete, for
life, so long as she remain a chaste widow ; remainder in trust for
sale for pious and charitable uses. Bequest of ten pounds for
rebuilding the belfry of the church of S. Mary aforesaid, provided
the work be commenced within two years after his decease. To
Katherine his daughter twenty pounds sterling ; and to the main-
tenance of the alms of the Fraternity of the Valet-Tailors 1 (valecf
cissorwm) of London twenty shillings. His wife to have one half
of the residue of his goods and chattels after discharge of debts,
&c, the remainder being devoted to works of charity. Dated
London, 12 February, a.d. 1413. Eoll 142 (6).

Monday the Feast of 8. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].

Atte Lee (John), senior, chandler. — To be buried in S. Mary's

Chancel in the church of S. Andrew Upon Comhill near the tomb

of Agnes and Elena his late wives. To Margaret his daughter,

wife of William Walderne, mercer, divers lands, tenements, rents,



1 These were servants and apprentices
of the tailors of the City calling them-
selves Bachelor or Yeomen Tailors, and
claiming to be a separate craft from the
main body. They lived in a quarter by
themselves, and led such a lawless life
that in 1415 the Mayor and Aldermen
ordered them to be placed under the
rule and governance of the Master and
Wardens of the Fraternity of Tailors of



London. It is difficult, says Mr. Clode,
to determine the precise position which
they held in the fraternity, inasmuch as
no records of the Bachelors' Company
exist, whilst the records of the Mer-
chant Company only incidentally refer
to meetings, elections, and contribu-
tions of the Bachelors (' Early Hist, of
the Merchant Taylors' Company,' 1888,
part i. ch. iii.).

2 1> 2



404



CALENDAR OF WILLS,



AD.

1414.



reversions, &c, in the parish of S. Andrew aforesaid, the parish of
S. Dionisius de Bakchirche, and elsewhere, which the testator and
Matilda his then wife, now deceased, had jointly acquired, together
with other tenements which the testator had jointly acquired with
Elena and Agnes his former wives, to hold in tail, with remainder
in trust for sale for pious and charitahle uses. Also to his afore-
said daughter his leasehold lands and tenements in the parish of
S. Andrew aforesaid. To John atte Lee, chandler, his kinsman,
he leaves certain messuages and his tenement called " Copped-
halle "' in the parish of S. Botolph without Algate. Certain
rents in the parish of All Hallows de Stanyngchirche and a tene-
ment in the parish of S. Botolph aforesaid to be sold to fulfil
another testament touching his movable goods. To Sir William
Derby, rector, the churchwardens and parishioners of the church
of S. Andrew aforesaid, he leaves, besides rents, certain leasehold
shops lately rebuilt by him upon the site of the churchyard, upon
condition that they maintain thereout certain lights in the said
church, and duly observe his obit as directed, &c. Dated London,
4 September, a.d. 1413. Eoll 142 (13).



Bryght (Robert), otherwise called " Pannton," girdler. — To be
buried in the church of S. Michael de Wodestrete. His funeral
expenses to be settled by his executors according to directions
contained in another testament touching his movable goods and
chattels. The reversion of certain tenements in the parish of
S. Michael de Wodestrete he leaves to the rector, churchwardens,
and parishioners of the said parish, for maintaining a chantry in
the said parish church for the souls of Sir Robert de Launde, Knt.
Cristina, wife of the same, and others, for providing lights, books,
and ornaments therein, and maintaining fabric of the said church.
Other lands and tenements in the parish of S. Michael aforesaid
and the parish of S. Stephen in Colmanstrete he leaves to Sir
Robert his son. Dated London, 1 December, a.d. 1411.

Roll 142 (15).



1 The fact that there was such a
place as Coppedhall in the parish of
S. Botolph without Aldgate is just men-
tioned in Strype's Stow (ed. 1720, bk. ii.
p. 22), and nothing more. It must not



be confounded with the tenement of
the same name situate near Dowgate
in the parish of S. John, Walbrook,
which afterwards came to be known as
Skinners' Hall (idem, bk. ii. p. 201).



COURT OF HUSTING, LONDON. 405

Stapulford (John).— To be buried in the church of S. George a.d.
near Estchepe. Bequests to the said church for chantries therein 1414 '
for the good of his soul, the souls of John and Margaret his
parents, and others; to Master John Malverne, parson of the
church of S. Dunstan near the Tower, and to the Fraternity of
S. Mary in the said church. To Elizabeth his daughter he leaves
the reversion of le Brewhous called " le Maydon on the hoop " in
the parish of S. Dunstan aforesaid. To Elena his sister ten
pounds. To Amia his wife one third of his movable goods after
discharge of debts. To William his son his tenement at le Stokkes
in London. To Nicholas his son a tenement at Lothebury. To
Eichard his son a cottage with curtilage at Eedclyf in the parish
of Stebunhith near London. His manor of Freythby and his
stock in the vills of Stapulford and Wyverdeby, 1 co. Leicester, to
be sold to fulfil his testament. Bequests also to the Fraternities of
H. Trinity and Corpus Christi in Coventre, to his servants, and
others. Dated London, 3 January, a.d. 1410.

Another will whereby he directs that his body shall be buried in
the church of S. George aforesaid. His goods and chattels,
movable and immovable, to be distributed among his children and



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