THe second warde within the wall on the east part
is called Ealdgate warde, as taking name of the
saide gate, the principall streete of this warde be
gineth at Ealdgate, stretching west to sometime
a fayre wall, where now a pumpe is placed: from
thence the way being deuided into twaine, the
first and principal streete, called Ealdgate streete, runneth on the
Southside, to Limestreete corner, and halfe that streete down
on the left hand, is also of that warde. In the mid way on that
South side, betwixt Ealdgate and Lymestreete, is Hart horne
, a way that goeth through into Fenchurch streete ouer a
gainst Northumberlande house. Then haue yee the Bricklayers
, and an other Alley called sprinckle alley, of an holy water
Sprinkle sometime hanging there, now named Sugar loafe Alley
of the like signe. Then is there a fayre house: with diuers Tene
ments neare adioyning, sometime belonging to a late dissolued
Priorie since possessed by Mistresse Cornewallies, widow and her

heires, by the gift of king Henry the 8. in rewarde of fine puddings
(as it was commonly said) by her made, where with she had presen
ted him. Such was the princely liberality of those times. Of
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time, Sir Nicholas Throgmortō knight, was lodged there. Then
somewhat more west, is Belzetars lane, so called of the first buil
der & owner thereof, now corruptly called Billita lane, betwixt
this Belzettars lane, & Lymestreete, was of later time a frame of
three fayre houses set vp in the yere 1590. in place where, before
was a large garden plot, inclosed frō the high street, with a Bricke
wall, which wall being taken downe, and the ground digged déepe
for Cellerage, there was found right vnder the saide Bricke wall
an other wal of stone,
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of stone,
found vnder
with a gate Arched with stone and gates
of Timber, to be closed in the midst towardes the streete, the tim
ber of the Gates was consumed, but the Hinges of iron stil remai
ned on their staples on both the sides. Moreouer in that wall were
square windowes with bars of iron, on eyther side the gate, this
wall was vnder ground aboute two fathomes deepe, as I then
esteemed it, and seemeth to be the ruines of some house burned in
the raigne of king Stephen, when the fire began in the house of
one Aelward neare London stone, and consumed east to Eald
, whereby it appeareth how greatly the ground of this Citie,
hath beene in that place raised. On the north side: this principall
streete stretcheth to the west corner of S. Andrewes Church, &
then the ward turneth towardes the North by S. Mary streete,
on the east side to S. Augustines Church in the wal, and so by
Buries marks againe, or aboute by the wal to Ealdgate. The se
cond way from Ealdgate, more towardes the south from the
Pumpe aforesaide is called Fenchurch streete, and is of Ealdgate
till ye come to Culuar Alley, on the west side of Iron
mongers hall
where sometime was a lane which went out of
Fenchurchstreete to the midst of Limestreete, but this lane was
stopped vp, for suspition of theeues that lurked there by night. A
gaine to Aldgate out of the principall streete euen by the gate &
wall of the City, runneth a lane south to the Tower hill, and out
of this lane west, a street called Hart streete, which of that ward
stretcheth to Sydon lane by S. Olaues Church. One other lane
more west from Ealdgate goeth by Northumberland house to
wardes the Crossed Fryars: then haue yee on the same side

the Northend of Martlane, and Blanch Chappleton where that
warde endeth.
Thus much for the bounds: now for monuments, or places
most ancient and notable: I am first to beginne with the late
dissolued Priorie of the Holy Trinitie called Christes Church,
on the right hand within Ealdgate. This Priorie was founded by
Matilde the Queene,
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wife to Henry the first, in the same place
where Siredus sometime began to erect a Church in honor of the
Crosse, and of S. Marie Magdalen, of which the Deane and
Chapter of Waltham were wont to receiue 30.SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGs. The Queene
was to acquite her Church thereof, and in Exchange gaue vnto
them a mill. King Henry her husband confirmed her gift : This
Church was giuen to Norman, the first Cannon regular in all
England. The said Queene also gaue vnto the same Church and
those that serued God therein the port of Ealdgate, & the Soke ther
unto belonging, with al customes so frée as she had held the same,
& 25.£, Blanks, which she had of the Citie of Excester: as appea
reth by her deed, wherein she nameth the house Christs Church,
and reporteth Aldegate to be of her demaines, which she granteth
with 2. parts of the rent of the citie of Excester. Norman tooke v
pon him to bee Prior of Christes Church, in the yere of Christ
1108 in the Parishes of S. Marie Magdalen, S. Michael. S. Ka
, and the Blessed Trinitie, which now was made
but one Parish of the Holy Trinitie, and was in olde time of
the Holy Crosse, or Holy Roode Parish. The Priorie was
builded on a peece of ground in the Parish of S. Katherine,
towards Ealdgate, which lieth in length betwixt the Kinges
, by the which men go towardes Ealdgate: neare to the
Chappell of S. Michaell towardes the North, and conteyneth in
length 83. els half quarter & quartern of the kings Iron eln, & ly
eth in bredth &c. the Soke & ward of Ealdgate, was then bounded
as I haue before shewed, the Queen was a mean also that The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified land
and English Knighten Guild, was giuen vnto the Prior Norman
Prior of
Christ church
an Alderman
of London.
honorable man Geffery de Glinton was a great helper ther
in and obtayned that the Canons might inclose the way betwixt
their church and the wal of the citie &c. This Priorie in processe of
time became a very fayre and large church, rich in lands and or
naments and passed all the Priories in the citie of London or

shire of Middlesex, the Prior whereof was an Alderman of
London, to wit, of Portsoken warde. I reade that Eustacius the
8. Prior, about the yeare 1264. because hee would not deale with
temporall matters instituted Theobald Fitz Iuonis Alderman of
Portsoken Warde vnder him. And that William Rysing, Prior
of Christes Church was sworne Alderman of the said Portsoken
, in the first of Richard the second. These Priors haue
fitten and ridden amongst the Aldermen of London, in liuery like
vnto them, sauing that his habite was in shape of a spirituall per
son as I my self haue séene in my childhood: at which time the Pri
or kept a most bountifull house of meate and drinke both for rich
and poore, aswell within the house as at the gates, to all commers
according to their estates. These bee the monumentes in this
church, Sir Robert Turke, and Dame Alice his wife, Iohn Ti
Esquire, Simon Kempe Esquire, Iames Manthorpe Es
quire, Iohn Ascue Esquire, Thomas Fauset of Scalset Esquire,
Iohn Kempe gentleman, Robert Chirwide Esquire, Sir Iohn
and Dame Isabel his wife, Dame Agnes wife first
to Sir William Bardolpe, and then to Sir Thomas Mortimer,
Iohn Ashfield Esquire. Sir Iohn Dedham Knight. Sir Am
brose Charcam
, Iohn wife to Thomas Nuck Gent. Iohn Husse
Esquire, Iohn Beringham Esquire, Thomas Goodwine E
squire, Raph Walles Esquire, Dame Margaret daughter to Sir
Raph Cheuie
, wife to Sir Iohn Barkely, to Sir T. Barnes,
and to Sir W. Bursire, William Roose, Simon Frauncis, Iohn
Esquire, Helling Esquire, Iohn Malwen, and his wife,
Anthonie Welles, sonne to Iohn Welles, Nicholas de Aue
and Margery his wife, Anthony sonne to Iohn Milles, Hen
ry Fitzalwine
Mayor of London 1213. Baldwine sonne to king
, and Mathilde daughter to king Stephen, wife to the
Earle of Millen, and many other. But to conclude my speach of
this Priorie, king Henry the eyght minding to reward Sir Tho
mas Audley
speaker of the Parliament,
Priorie of the
holy Trinitie

surrendred &
against Cardinall Wol
(as ye may reade in Hall) sent for the Prior commending him
for his hospitalitie, promised him (as a man worthy of a far grea
ter dignitie, (which promise surely he performed, and compounded
with him (though in what sorte I neuer heard) so that the Prior
surrendred all that Priory with the apurtenances to the king, in

the moneth of Iuly, in the yeare 1531. the 23. of the said Kinges
. The Canons were sent to other houses of the same or
der, and the Priory with the apurtenances King Henry gaue vn
to Sir Thomas Audley newly knighted, and after made Lorde
Chauncelor. This Sir Thomas Audeley offered the great
Church of this Priorie, with a ring of nine bels well tuned (wher
of foure the greatest are now at Stebunhith, and the fiue lesser at
S. Stephens in Colemans stréete) to the parishioners of Saint
Katherine Christ church
, in exchaunge for their small parrish
Church, minding to haue pulled it downe, & to haue builded there
towardes the stréete: But the parishioners hauing doubtes in
their heades of afterclappes, refused the offer. Then was the Pri
orie Church and stéeple, proffered to whomsoeuer that would take
it downe, and carry it from the ground, but no man would vnder
take the offer, whereupon Sir Thomas Audley was fayne to
bee at more charges to take it downe, then could bee made of the
stone, timber, leade, yron &c. For the workemen with great labor
beginning at the toppe, loased stone from stone, and threwe them
downe, whereby the most part of them were broken, and few re
mayned whole, and those were solde very cheape, for all build
inges then made, were of bricke and timber. At that time any
man in the Cittie, might haue a carte loade of hard stone for pa
uing brought to his dore for vj. ď. or vij. ď. with the carriage. The
said Thomas Lord Audley builded and dwelt on this Priorie du
ring his life, and died there in the yeare 1544. since the which time
the said Priory came by marriage of the Lord Audleyes daughter
and heyre vnto Thomas late Duke of Norfolke, and was then
called the Dukes place. The parish Church of S. Katherine
standeth in the Cemitory of the late dissolued Priorie of the holy
, and is therefore called S. Katherine Christ Church.
This Church séemeth to bee a very olde thing, since the buil
ding whereof the high streete hath béene so often raysed by paue
mentes, that now men are faine to descende into the saide Church
by diuers steppes. But the stéeple, or Bell Tower thereof hath
beene lately builded, to witte, about the yeare 1504. for Sir
Iohn Perciuall
Marchant Taylor then deceasing gaue mony to
wardes the building thereof. There be the Monuments of Sir
Thomas Fleming
Knight of Rowalles, in Essex, & Margaret

his wife 1464. Roger Marshall Esquire, Iane Horne, wife
to Roger Marshall, William Multon, alias Burdiaux Her
, Iohn Goade Esquire and Ioan his wife, Beatrix daugh
ter to VVilliam Browne, Thomas Multon Esquire, sonne
to Burdeaux Herralde, Iohn Chitcroft Esquire, Iohn Wake
Esquire, VVilliam Criswicke, Anne, and Sewch
daughters to Raph Shirley Esquire, Sir Iohn Rainstorth knight
of Essex, Sir Nicholas Throkmorton chiefe Butler of England,
one of the Chamberlaynes of the Exchequer, Ambassadour &c.
1570. and other. At the North west corner of this Ward in the
said high stréete, standeth the fayre and beautifull parrish Church
of S. Andrew the Apostle
, with an addition (to bee knowne from
other Churches of that name) of the Knape or vndershaft, and so
called S. Andrew Vndershaft because that of olde time, euery
yeare on May day in the morning it was vsed, that an high or
long shaft (or May pole) was set vppe there, in the midst of the
street before the south dore of the said Church, which shaft when it
was set on end, & fixed in the ground, was higher then the
A shaft or
May pole high
er then the
church steeple
stéeple. Geffrey Chawcer, writing of a vaine boaster, hath
these wordes, meaning of the said shaft.

Right well aloft and high ye beare your heade,
The weather cocke with flying, as ye would kill,
chance of dice.
VVhen ye be stuffed bet of wine, then brede
Then looke ye when your wombe doth fill,
As ye would beare the great shaft of Cornehill,
Lord so merrily crowdeth then your croke
That all the streete may heare your body cloke.

This shaft was not raysed at any time since euill May day, (so
called of an insurrection made by Prentises, and other young per
sons against Aliens in the yeare 1517) but the said shaft was laid
along ouer the dores and vnder the pentises of one row of houses,
and Alley gate, called of the shaft, shaft Alley, (being of the posses
sions of Rochester bridge) in the Warde of Limestreete. It
was there I say hanged on Iron hookes many years, till the third
of king Edward the sixt
, that one Sir Stephen, curat of S. Kathe

rine Christes Church, preaching at Paules crosse, said there, that
this shaft was made an Idoll (by naming the church of S. An
, with the addition of vnder that shaft:
Shaft or May
pole preached
against, at
Paules crosse.
he perswaded there
fore that the names of churches might bee altered: also that the
names of daies in the wéeke might bee changed, the fish dayes to
be kept any dayes, except friday and saterday, and the Lent any
time, saue onely betwixt Shrouetide and Easter: I heard his ser
mon, and saw the effect that followed: for in the afternoone of that
present sonday, the neighbors and tenants to the said Bridge, o
uer whose dores the said shaft had laine (after they had well dined
to make themselues strong) gathered more helpe, and with great
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two and thirtie yeares, they sawed it in péeces,
Shaft or May
pole sawed in
peeces and
euery man taking
for his share so much as had layne ouer his dore & stall, the length
of his house, and they of the Alley deuided amongst them so much
as had layne ouer their Alley gate. Thus was this Idoll (as he
poore man tearmed it) mangled and after burned.
Soone after was there a commotion of the Commons in
Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex, and other shires, by meanes where
of streight orders being taken for the suppression of rumors) dy
uers persons were apprehended and executed by the martial Law,
amongst the which the Baylife of Romford in Essex was one, a
man very well
Bayliefe of
Romford exe
cuted within
Aldegate for
words spoken
to the priest of
the parish.
beloued: hee was earely in the morning of Mary
day7 (then kept holy day) brought by the Sheriffes of
London and the Knight Marshall, to the Well within Ealdgate
there to be executed vpon a Iebit set vp that morning, where be
ing on the ladder, he had words to this effect: Good people I am
come hither to die, but knowe not for what offence, except for
wordes by me spoken yester night to Sir Stephen, Curate and
Preacher of this parish, which were these: Hee asked mee what
newes in the countrey, I answered heauie newes: why quod he?
it is saide (quoth I) that many men bee vp in Essex, but thankes
be to God all is in good quier about vs: and this was all as God
be my Iudge, &c. vpon these wordes of the prisoner, Sir Stephen
to auoide the reproch of the people, left the Cittie, and was neuer
heard of since to my knowledge. I heard the wordes of the pri
soner, for he was executed vpon the pauement of my dore, where

I then kept house: Thus much by digression, now again to the pa
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which hath béene new builded by the parishioners there, since the
yeare 1520. euery man putting to his helping hande, some with
their purses, other with their bodies: Stephen Genings mar
chant Taylor, sometime Mayor of London, caused at his charges
to be builded the one halfe, to wit, the whole North side of the
great middle Ile, both of the bodie and quire, as appeareth by his
arms ouer euery pillar grauen, & also the North Ile, which he also
roofed with timber, and seeled, also the whole South side of the
church was glased, and the Pewes in the south chappell made of
his costs as appeareth in euery window, and vpon the said pewes.
He deceased in the yeare 1524. and was buried in the Gray Fri
ers church
. Iohn Kerkbie Marchant Taylor sometime one of
the Sheriffes, Iohn Garlande Marchant Taylor and Nicholas
mercer, executor to Garland, were great benefactors
to this worke: which was finished to the glasing in the yeare
1529. and fully finished 1532.The monuments of the dead bu
ried in this church are these: Phillip Malpas one of the She
riffes in the yeare 1439. was buried in the old church: this man
gaue by his testament to the poore prisoners 125. pound: to other
poore, euery yeare for fiue yeares together foure hundred shirtes
and smockes, an hundred and fiftie gownes, and fortie paire of
shéetes, to poore maydes mariages an hundred markes, to high
wayes an hundred markes, and to fiue hundred poore people in
London euery one siThis text has been supplied. Reason: The text is not clear for some reason not covered by other available values. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on an external source. (SM)x8e shillinges eyght pence, besides twentie
marks the yeare to a graduate, to preach abroad in the countries:
twentie shillings the yeare, for twentie yeares to the preachers at
the Spittle, the thrée Easter holy dayes. Sir Robert Dennie
Knight, and after him Thomas Dennie his sonne in the yeare
1421. Thomas Stokes Gentleman, Grocer, 1496. In the
new church Iohn Michell Merchant Taylor, 1537. William
Esquire 1537. Isabel and Margaret his wiues, Nicho
las Leuison
Mercer, one of the Sheriffes 1534. Iohn Gerrarde
Woolman Merchant of the Staple 1546. Henry Man Doctor
of diuinitie, Bishop of Man, 1550. Stephen Kyrton marchant
Taylor Alderman 1553. Dauid VVoodroffe Haberdasher,

one of the Sheriffes 1554. Sir Thomas Ofley Marchant Tay
lor, Mayor, 1556. Thomas Starkey Skinner, one of the She
riffes 1578. Hugh Ofley Leatherseller one of the Sheriffes.
Now downe S. Mary stréete by the West ende of the church to
wardes the North, stand diuers fayre houses for Marchantes, and
other: namely one fayre great house, builded by Sir William
the father, possessed by Sir William his sonne, and
since by Sir Edward Wootton of Kent. North from this place
is the Fletchers Hall, and so downe to the corner of that stréete,
ouer against London wal, & againe Eastwards, to a fayre house
lately builded, by M. Beale one of the Clearkes of the Counsell.
Then come you to the Pappey, a proper house, wherein some
time was kept a Fraternitie, or brotherhood of S. Charitie, and S.
Iohn Euangelist
, called the Papey,
Pappey a bro
therhood or
Hospitall for
poore priests.
for poore impotent Priestes,
(for in some language Priestes are called Papes) founded in the
yeare 1430. by William Oliuer, William Barnabie, and Iohn
Chaplens, or Chauntrie Priests in London, for a May
ster, two Wardens, &c. Chaplens, Chauntery Priestes, conducts,
and other brethren, and sisters, that should bee admitted into the
Church of S. Augustine Papey in the Wall, the brethren of
this house becomming lame, or otherwise into great pouertie,
were here relieued, as to haue chamber, with certaine allowance
of bread, drinke, and cole, and one olde man and his wife to sée
them serued, and to kéepe the house cleane. This brotherhood a
mongst others was suppressed in the raigne of Edwarde the sixt,
since the which time in this house hath beene lodged M. Moris of
Essex, Sir Frauncis Walsingham principall Secretarie to her
Maiestie, Mayster Barret of Essex &c.
Then next is one great house large of roomes, fayre courts and
garden plottes, sometimes pertayning to the Bassets, since that
The Abbot
of Bery his
Inne, Beuis
the Abbots of Bury in Suffolke, and therefore called Buries
, (corruptly Beuis Markes) and since the dissolution of the
Abbey of Burie to Sir Thomas Henage the father and the sonne.
Then next vnto it is the before spoken Priorie of the holy Trinity
to wit, the West and North part thereof, which stretcheth vp to
Ealdgate where we first begun. Now againe in the second way

from Ealdgate more toward the south from the Well or Pumpe
aforesaid, lyeth Fenne Church stréete, on the right hand whereof
somewhat west from the south end of Belzetters lane, is the Irō
mongers hall
: which companie was incorporated in the third of
Edward the fourth
. Richard Fleming was their first maister,
Nicholas Marshall & Richard Cox were Custos or Wardens.
And on the left hand or south side, euen by the gate and wall of the
citie runneth downe a lane to the Tower hill,
A lane by the
wall to the
Tower hill.
and out of this lane
toward the west, a stréete called Hart stréete. In this stréete, at
the southeast corner thereof sometime
Crossed Friers
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stowde one house of Crou
ched (or crossed) Friers
, founded by Raph Hosiar) & VVilliam
, about the yeare 1298. Stephen the 10, Prior of the
holy Trinitie in London, granted 3. tenements for xiij.SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGs.viij.ď.
by the yeare, vnto the said Raph Hosiar, and William Sabernes,
who afterwards became Friers of S. Crosse. Adam was the first
Prior of that house. These Fryers founded their house in place of
certaine tenements purchased of Richard VVimbush the 12.
Prior of the holy Trinitie in the yeare 1319. which was confir
med by Edward the 3. the 17. of his raigne, valued at two & fiftie
pound, thirtéene shillings, foure pence, surrendered the 12. of No
the 30. of Henry the eight. In this house was buried
Mayster Iohn Tirres, Nicholas the sonne of William Ky
Esquire, Sir Thomas Mellington Baron of Wemese, and
Dame Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heire of William Bote
Baron of Wome, Robert Mellington esquire, and Elizabeth
his wife, daughter to Ferreis of Ousley, Henry Louell, sonne to
William Lord Louell, Dame Isabell wife to William Edward,
Mayor of London 1471. William Narborough, & Dame Eliza
his wife, William Narbrough, and Dame Beatrix his
wife, William Brosked esquire, William Bowes, Lyonel Mol
esquire, son of Robert Mollington, Nicholas Couderow
& Elizabeth his wife. Sir Iohn Stratford Knight, Sir Thomas
, Knight Clearke of the crowne, Submarshall of Eng
, and Iustice of the shire of Middlesex, Iohn Rest Grocer
Mayor of London 1516. Sir Iohn Skeuington Knight, Mer
chant Taylor, Sheriffe 1520. Sir Iohn Milborne Draper,
Mayor in the yeare 1521. was buried there, but remoued since to
S. Edmonds in Lombard streete, &c.

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In place of this church is now a carpenters yard, a Tennis court,
and such like: the Fryers hall was made a glasse house, or house
wherein was
The Glasse
house burned.
made glasse of diuers sorts to drinke in: which house
in the yere 1575. on the 4. of September brast out into a terrible
fire, where being practised all meanes possible to quench, not with
stāding as The special character yͤ (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH LATIN SMALL LETTER E ABOVE) does not display on all browsers and has been replaced by its simplified same house in a smal time before, had consumed a great
quantitie of wood by making of glasses, now it selfe hauing within
it about 40000. Billets of woode was all consumed to the stone
wals, which neuertheles greatly hindered the fire frō spreading any
further. Adioyning vnto this Fryers church, by the East ende
thereof, in
Almes houses
by crossed Fri
the lane towardes the Tower hill, are certaine proper
almes houses, 14. in number, builded of Bricke and timber, foun
ded by Sir Iohn Milborne Draper, sometime Mayor 1521.
wherin be placed xiij. aged poore men, and their wiues, if they haue
wiues: these haue their dwellings rent free, and ij. SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGs.iiij. ď. the
péece: the first day of euery moneth for euer. One also is to haue
his house ouer the gate, and iiij.SMALL LATIN LETTER S WITH TILDE ABOVE; ABBREVIATION FOR SHILLINGs. euery moneth &c. For the per
formance whereof by the mayster and wardens of the Drapers
in London, he assured vnto them and their successors 23. Mes
suages and tenements and 18. garden plottes in the parish of S.
in Hart stréete
, with Prouiso, that if they performe not
these points aboue mencioned and others, the said tenementes and
gardens to remaine to the Mayor and communalty of the Citie of
London &c. Next to these almes houses is the Lord Lumleyes
, builded in the time of Henry the eight, by Sir Thomas
the father, vpon one plot of grounde of late pertayning to
the foresaid Crossed Fryers, where part of their house stood: And
this is the farthest part of Ealdgate ward, towards the south, and
ioyneth to the Tower hill. The other side of that lane, ouer a
gainst the Lord Lumleyes house, on the wall side of the Cittie is
now for the most part (or altogether) builded euen to Ealdgate.
Then haue ye on the south side of Fen church stréete, ouer a
gainst the wall, amongst other fayre and large builded houses, one
that sometime belonged to the Prior of Monte Ioues, or monaste
rie Cornute (a cell to Monte Ioues beyond the seas) in Essex: it
Prior of
Horne church
in Essex.
the Priors Inne, when he repayred to this cittie. Then a
lane that leadeth downe by Northumberland house, towards the
crossed Friers, as is afore shewed.

This Northumberland house in the parrish of S. Katherine
belonged to Henry Percy Earle of Northumberland
in the thrée & thirty of Henry the sixt, but of late being left by the
Earles, the Gardens thereof were made into Bowling Alleyes,
and other partes into dycing houses, common to all commers
for their money, there to bowle and hasard, but now of late so ma
ny Bowling aThis text has been supplied. Reason: The ink has faded, obscuring the text. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on an external source. (JZ)l10lies and other houses for vnlawfull gaming, hath
beene raised in other partes of the citie and suburbes, that this
their auncient and onely patron of misrule, is left and forsaken of
her Gamesters, and therefore turned into a number of greate ren
ted small cottages, for strangers and other. At the west ende of
this Lane in the way from Ealdgate toward the Crossed Friers,
of olde time were certaine Tenements called the poore Iurie of
Iewes dwelling there. Next vnto this Northumberland
is the parish Church of S. Katheren called Coleman, which
addition of Coleman, was taken of a great Haw yarde or gar
den, of olde time called Coleman haw, in the parish of the Trini
, now called Christes Church, and in the Parish of S. Ka
, and All Saintes called Coleman Church
. Then haue
ye the Blanch Chapleton, whereof I reade in the thirteenth of
Edward the first
, that a lane behinde the same Blanch Chaple
, was granted by the King to be inclosed and shut vp. This
Blanch Chapleton was a mannor belonging to Sir Thomas
of Hamelake knight, the seuenth of Richard the second, stan
ding at the Northeast corner of Marte lane, which was so called
of a Priuiledge sometime enioyed, to keepe a Marte there, now
long time since discontinued, and therefore forgotten, so as no
thing remaineth for memorie, but the name of Mart lane, and that
corruptly termed Marke lane. I reade that in the thirde of Ed
the fourth
, all Basket makers, Wiar Drawers, and o
ther Forreyners, were permitted to haue shops, in this manner
of Blanch Cappleton
at Blanch
and not else where within this citie or sub
urbs thereof: & this also being the farthest west part of this ward,
on that southside I leaue it. Which hath one Alderman, his De
putie, common counsaylors six, Constables six, Schauengers 9.
Wardmote men for inquest eightteene, and a Bedle. It is taxed to
the Fifeteene in London, at 46.l. and accounted in the Exchequer


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