Sword and buckler left in a will - 1393

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Sword and buckler left in a will - 1393

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Roll 122 (102).
Monday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Blakeneye (John), fishmonger.—To be buried in the church of the Carthusian monastery near Westsmethefeld, to which monastery he leaves all his lands and tenements in the parishes of S. Nicholas Coldabbey and S. Mary Somerset, so that the monks say weekly a De Profundis, &c., for the good of his soul. Also to the said monks he leaves the sum of thirty pounds sterling for the masonry of their new chapter house, together with a vestment and a chalice. Bequests also to the work of S. Paul's, the church of Charneton (?), co. Norfolk, the churches of S. Nicholas and S. Mary aforesaid, and others; to divers orders of friars; the lepers at le loke, Hakeneye, and S. Giles without Holbourne; the convents of Haliwell and Clerkenwell, and the house of H. Trinity within Algate. Provision made for chantries in the churches of Cleye, Wyveton, Blakeneye, Sheryngton, and Brynnyngham, co. Norfolk, and bequests of vestments, chalices, and missals for the same. Bequest of twenty marks for hiring some chaplain to go to Rome and there remain for one year to pray for his soul, and ten pounds for getting two men to travel to S. James in Galacia (sic) in fulfilment of his vow. Among other bequests are the following:—to the poor of the vills and parishes of Cleye, Wyveton, Blakeneye, Charneton, Brynnyngham, Stodeye, and Honeworth, a bushel of salt (salis grossi); to Richard Newenton, the King's Sergeant, his best horse; to John Wade, fishmonger, his best sword and bokeler covered with plates of silver; and to Sewall Hodesdon, fishmonger, his best bed with tester. Bequests also to the prior and others of the house of S. Saviour de Bermundesseye. Dated Suthwerk, 10 February, A.D. 1393. Roll 122 (112).

From: 'Wills: 17 Richard II (1393-4)', Calendar of wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2: 1358-1688 (1890), pp. 301-310.

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