Catalogue description Probate copy of the will (24th March 1454/5) of Thomas Beamond, Citizen and Salter

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Title: Probate copy of the will (24th March 1454/5) of Thomas Beamond, Citizen and Salter

He bequaths:


1. To Henry Belle and Robert Basset now Wardens of the fraternity and Guild of Corpus Christi in All Saints Bredestrete and the brothers and sisters of the same


(a) 1 Hall called Saltershalle and 6 mansions on the same site new built by Thomas Beamond and lying together in All Saints Bredestrete. They lie between the George on the hoop late Roger Jaket, Citizen and Fishmonger deceased on South and the Church of All Saints on North, and Bredestrete on West and the tenement late William Glendale and then the heir of Roger Chaumbre on East


(b) 1 House called Le Chaker with shop cellars and stores above builded in the same parish. It lies between the tenement of the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew in Westsmythfeld on South and Thomas Beamond's tenement called the White Bull (once Samson de Sohan, Taverner) on North and a tenement lately called the Bow Taverne now belonging to the Church of St. Lawrence in Old Jewry and the tenement belonging to the Church of St. Augustine next Paules and the tenement late Thomas Malton, now John Rotheham of Enfield on East and Thomas Beamond's tenement called Le Cheker on South and Westechepe on North on condition they:


1. Provide one secular chaplain to celebrate Thomas Beamond's sould and the souls of his late wives, and his parents and all the faithful dead in All Saints in the Chapel in South of said church, built by Thomas Beamond there, on the anniversary of his death yearly. The following sums expended: 10 marks to the chaplain p.a. quarterly. Yearly to the Rector of All Saints or his locum during Thomas Beamond's exequies 20d. To any stipendary chaplain in All Saints involved in his exequies 8d. To each of the parish clerks of the same church for carrying out their duties and for pulling bells 12d. For candles 20d. For bread, drink and cheese and other things expended among the Parishioners involved in his exequies 5s. To be distributed by the Wardens of the fraternity amongst the most needy poor parishioners 6s 8d on the day of his anniversary yearly for ever


2. The Chaplains to say a series of psalms on specified dates


3. The Wardens distribute 20s yearly to the poor of the craft


4. The Wardens place six most needy of the poor people of the craft in the six houses and if there are not six then the poor of any kind. Each is to have 7d per week. Richard Bemond Thomas Beamond's blood relation is to have on the houses for his life and he is to have 12d per week. All the poor are to pray for the soul above for one hour before noon and one hour after noon every day in All Saints aforesaid


5. The Wardens are to make account for the rents to four of the most substantial men of the Company every year


6. The Wardens are to he paid 6s 8d per annum each for their services. The Beadle is to have 2s


7. Any money left is to be put in a chest with two keys which are to be looked after by the Wardens and the four men aforementioned and is to be used for repair of the property


8. If the chaplain is remiss he is to be expelled and another chosen. If these conditions are not fulfilled then the property is to go to the Mayor and Corporation for the bridge. His executors are to be William Holt, Merchant, John Stratton the younger, Merchant, Thomas Gresham, Haberdasher, and Thomas Haughton, Salter, Citizens


Dated London

Date: Monday after St. Leonard the Abbot 36 Henry VI (7th November 1457)
Held by: Salters' Company, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical condition: Seal melted
Custodial history:

Docket 'Last Will' 'D'

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