Survey of London (1633): Cordwainer Street Ward

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THe next is Cordwai
ner street
, ta
king that name of
Cordwainers, or
Shoomakers, Cur
riers, and workers
of Leather dwel
ling there: for it ap
peareth in the Records of Henry the 6.
the ninth of his reign
, that an order was
taken then for Cordwainers and Cur
riers in Corney street, and Sopers lane.
This Ward beginneth in the East,
on the West side of VValbrooke, and run
neth West thorow Budge row, (a street
so called of Budge, Furre, and of Skin
ners dwelling there:) then up by Saint
Anthonies Church
, thorow Atheling (or
Noble-street) as Leyland termeth it, com
monly called VVathling-street, to the
Red Lion, a place so called, of a great
Lion of Timber placed there, at a gate
entring a large Court, wherein are di
vers faire and large shops, well furni
shed with broad-cloathes, and other
Draperies of all sorts to bee sold: and
this is the farthest West part of this
On the South side of this street from
Budge row, lyeth a lane turning downe
by the West gate of the Tower Royall,
and to the South end of the stone Wall
beyond the said gate, which is of this
Ward, and is accounted a part of the
Royall street.
Against this West gate of the Tower
, is one other Lane, that runneth
West to Cordwainer street, and this is
called Turnebase lane: on the South side
whereof is a piece of Wring-wren lane, to
the North-west corner of Saint Thomas
Church the Apostle
. Then againe out
of the high street called Watheling, is one
other street which runneth thwart the
same, and this is Cordwainer street, wher
of the whole VVard taketh name.
This street beginneth by West-Cheape,
and Saint Mary Bow Church is the head
thereof on the VVest side, and it run
neth downe South, thorow that part,
which of latter time was called Hosier
, now Bow lane, and then by the west
end of Aldermary Church, to the new
builded houses, in place of Ormond-House,
and so to Garlickehill or hith, to
S. Iames Church.
The upper part of this street towards
Cheape, was called Hosier lane, of Hosi
ers dwelling there in place of Shooma
kers: but now those Hosiers beeing
worne out by men of other trades, (as
the Hosiers had worne out the Shooma
kers) the same is called Bow lane, of Bow
On the west side of Cordwainer street,
is Basing lane, right over against Turne
base lane
. This Basing lane, west, to the
backe gate of the Red Lion in Wathling
, is of this Cordwainer street VVard.
Now againe on the North side of
this high street, is Budge row: by the
East end of Saint Anthonies Church,
have ye Saint Sithes lane, so called of S.
Sithes Church
, (which standeth against
the North end of that Lane) and this is
wholly of Cordwainer street VVard: also
the South side of Needlers lane, which
reacheth from the North end of Saint
Sithes lane
, west to Sopers lane: then west
from S. Anthonies Church, is the South
end of Sopers lane, which lane tooke that
name, not of Sope-making, as some

have supposed, but of Alen le Sopar, in
the ninth of Edward the second. I have
not read of Sope-making in this Ci
tie, till within this hundred yeeres,
that Iohn Lambe, dwelling in Grasse-street,
set up a boyling-house: for this
Citie (in former time) was served of
white Sope in hard cakes (called Ca
stle Sope, and other) from beyond the
Gray Sope made in London, dearer than bought from Bri
and of gray Sope, speckled with
white, very sweet and good, from Bri
, sold here for a penny the pound,
and never above penny farthing, and
blacke Sope for an halfe-penny the
Then in Bow lane (as they now call it)
is Goose lane, by Bow Church. VVilliam
, Mercer, had tenements there, in
the 26. of Edward the third.
Then from the South end of Bow lane,
up VVathling street, till over against the
Red Lion: And these be the bounds of
Cordwainer street Ward.
Touching Monuments therein: first,
you have the faire Parish Church of S.
in Budge row, more vulgarly
knowne by the name of Saint Antlins,
on the North side thereof. This Church
was lately reedified by Thomas Knowles,
Grocer, Maior, and by Thomas Knowles,
his sonne, both buried there, with Epi
taphs of the Father, thus:
Here lyeth graven
under this stone,
Epitaph of Tho. Knowles.
both flesh and bone,
Grocer and Alderman
yeeres forty,
Sheriffe, and twice
Maior truely.
And for he should
not lye alone,
Here lyeth with him
his good wife Joane:
They were together
sixty yeere,
And nineteene children
they had in feere, &c.
Thomas Holland, Mercer, was there
buried, 1456.
Thomas VVindent, Mercer, Alderman,
and Katharine his wife.
Thomas Hind, Mercer, 1528. He
was a Benefactor to this Church, to
Aldermarie Church, and to Bow.
Hugh Acton, Merchant-Taylor, buried
1520. He gave 36. pounds to the repai
ring of the Steeple of this Church.
Simon Street, Grocer, lyeth in the
Church wall toward the South: his
Armes be three Colts, and his Epitaph
Such as I am,
Simon Street his Epitaph.
such shall you be:
Grocer of London
sometime was I,
The Kings Weigher
more than yeeres twenty:
called in my place,
And good fellowship
faine would trace:
Therefore in Heaven,
everlasting life
Iesu send me,
and Agnes my wife.
Kerlie Merlie,
my words were the,
And Deo gratias
I coupled thereto.
I passed to God
in the yeere of grace,
A thousand
foure hundred it was, &c.
Henry Collet, Mercer, Maior, a great
Benefactor to this Church. The pi
ctures of him, his wife, ten sonnes, and
ten daughters, remain in the glasse-win
dow, on the North side of the Church:
but the said Henry Collet was buried at
Stebunhith. Henry Halton, Grocer, one of
the Sheriffes, deceased 1415. Thomas
, Merchant-Taylor, 1533.
Iohn Grantham and Nicholas Bull had
Chauntries there.
Here lyeth William Dauntesey,
An anci
ent Tomb in the South side
and Alderman of this Citie, and Mer
chant of the Staple of Callis; and Ag

his wife: the which William decea
sed the 23. day of April, in the yeere of
our Lord God, 1543
Vnto Sir Roger
Martin, Knight,
A very goodly Tombe in the Chan
A Mercer and
a Merchant late;
By wisedome, and
by waies upright,

That so both wealth
and worship gate.
Well fam’d, belov’d
of each estate,
Pleasant and sage
in gravity,
Rose by degrees
in dignity.
First Alderman
elected here,
Then Shrieve, and then
Lord Maior he was:
Pass’d all with praise.
His faithfull Feere,
erected has
This Monument,
in mind, that as
With him a while
in Tombe to stay,
So afterward in blisse
to joy alway.
Ex D. Elizabeth octo prolum Parens.
Obiit in Christo, die 20. Decemb.
An. Dō. 1573
. & regni Reg. Eliz. 16.
Here lyes the Lady
Martin eke,
Of Grecia soyle,
and Castlynes race,
Both constant, vertuous,
wise and meeke,
That shewed her selfe
in any place.
And God endued her
so with grace,
That she both liv’d
and dy’d with praise.
Two husbands had she
in her dayes,
Whose corps are both
inclosed here,
Together with
the foresaid Dame:
Her love to them
was aye so deare,
Her cost and charge
sustain’d the same:
These three, their deeds
will shew their fame:
Who as she liv’d in amity,
So here she sleepes in unity.
Domina Elizab. cum Maritis.
Credimus quod Redemptor noster vi
vit, & in novissimo die videbimus De
um Salvatorem nostrum, Iob 19.
is placed here,
At the west end of the same Tombe.
Whose bones from Bow
were hither borne:
His godly life
did well appeare,
In helping those
that were forlorne,
And vertue did
him so adorne,
That he beloved
was of all:
Mercer1 he was,
when death did call,
In prime of yeeres
his life alway:
Who dying like
a worthy wight,
Did hope in Christ,
to live for aye.
His wife him wailes
in wofull plight,
And for meere love,
him here she pight,
With her second Spouse
to sleepe in peace;
And she with them,
when life shall cease.
Ex eadem Domina Elizab. trium pro
lum parens. Qui quidem Thomas obiit
11. die Iulii, An. à Messia nato, 1550.
Over a little doore in the South side of the
This is said to be the true portrai
ture of Iohn Wells, whose Ex
ecutors builded the Stan
dard in West-d cap.
at the time of late new repairing
the Church, was found an ancient figure
of a man, clothed in Scarlet furred, hol
ding open his hands, as in admiration;
having rings on the thumbe and fingers
of his left hand, and two bookes before
him, one closed, and the other lying open,
with these words to be read:
Recogitabo tibi omnes annos meos
in amaritudine animae meae.
On one leafe.
Mercy and Grace,
On the other.
and for ever mercy,
sweet Iesus, Ego rogo.
Next on the South side of Budge row,
by the West corner thereof, and on the
East side of Cordwainer street, is one o
ther faire Church, called Aldermarie
, because the same was very old,
and elder than any Church of Saint
Mary in the Citie, till of late yeeres the

foundation of a very faire new Church
was laid there by Henry Keble, Grocer,
Maior, who deceased 1518. and was
there buried in a vault by him prepa
red, with a faire Monument raised over
him on the North side of the Quire,
now destroyed and gone. He gave by
his Testament 1000. l. toward the buil
ding up of that Church; and yet was
not permitted a resting place for his
bones there. Thomas Romane, Maior,
1310. had a Chauntrie there. Richard
Richard Chawcer, Father to Geffrey Chawcer the Poet, as may be supposed.
Vintner, gave to that Church
his tenement and Taverne, with the ap
purtenances, in the Royall street, the cor
ner of Kirion lane, and was there buried,
1348. Iohn Briton, Ralph Holland, Dra
per, one of the Sheriffs, deceased, 1452.
William Taylor, Grocer, Maior, decea
sed, 1483. He discharged that Ward
of Fifteenes to be paid by the poore.
Thomas Hinde, Mercer, buried in S. An
, gave 10. Fodder of Lead to the
covering of the middle Ile of this Al
dermary Church
. Charles Blount
, Lord
Montjoy, was buried there, about the
yeere 1545. he made or glazed the East
window, as appeareth by his Armes: his
Epitaph made by him in his life time,
Willingly have I sought;
and willingly have I found
The fatall end that wrought
thither as duty bound:
Discharged I am of that I ought,
to my Country by honest wound,
My soule departed Christ hath bought:
the end of man, is ground.
Sir William Laxton, Grocer, Maior,
deceased 1556. and Thomas Lodge, Gro
cer, Maior, 1583. were buried in the
Vault of Henry Keble, whose bones were
unkindly cast out, and his Monument
pulled downe, in place whereof Monu
ments are set up of the later buried. Wil
liam Blount
, Lord Montjoy, buried there,
Here is fixt the Epitaph of
Sir Henry Kebyl, Knight,
Who was sometime of London Maior,
a famous worthy wight,
Which did this Aldermary Church
erect and set upright.
Though death prevaile with mortal wights;
On the out-side of the fol
ding Ta
bles which hang in the upper end of the Chancell.
and hasten every day,
Yet vertue over-lives the Grave,
her fame doth not decay:
As memories doe shew reviv’d,
of one that was alive,
Who being dead, of vertuous fame,
none should seeke to deprive;
Which so in life deserv’d renowne,
for facts of his to seee,
That may encourage other now,
of like good mind to be.
Sir Henry Keble, Knight, Lord Maior
of London, here he sate,
the chiefest in his state,
Which in this Citie grew to wealth,
and unto worship came,
of that redoubted name:
But he to honour did atchieve
the second golden yeere
and made his fact appeare.
When he this Aldermanry Church
’gan build with great expence,
Twice thirty yeeres agon, no doubt,
counting the time from hence:
Which worke began the yeere of Christ,
well knowne of Christen men,
One thousand and five hundred just,
if ye will adde but ten.
But lo, when man purposeth most,
God doth dispose the best,
And so before this worke was done,
God call’d this Knight to rest.
This Church as then not fully built;
he dyed about the yeere,
When Ill May day first tooke his name,
which is downe fixed here:
Whose workes became a Sepulcher,
to shrowd him in that case:
God tooke his soule, but corps of his
was laid about this place.
Who when he dyed, of this his worke
so mindfull still he was,
That he bequeath’d a thousand pounds
to have it brought to passe.
The execution of whose gift,
or where the fault should be,
The worke as yet unfinished
shall shew you all for me▪
VVhich Church stands there; if any please
to finish up the same,
As he hath well begun, no doubt,
and to his endlesse fame;

They shall not onely well bestow
their Talent in this life,
But after death, when bones be rot,
their fame shall be most rife;
With thankfull praise and good report
of our Parochians here,
Which have of right Sir Henries fame,
afresh renewed this yeere.
God move the minds of wealthy men,
their workes so to bestow
As he hath done, that though they dye,
their vertuous fame may flow.
Inclita perpetuo durabit tempore Virtus,
Et floret fato non violenda truci.
Sir William Laxton lyes interr’d
Within this hollow vault,
A faire Tombe in the Chan
That by good life had happy death,
the end for which he sought.
Of poore and rich he was belov’d,
his dealings they were just,
God hath his soule, his body here
consumed is to dust.
Here lives by fame, that lately died,
That ever was a doer of good,
and liv’d a vertuous life:
A mindfull Matron of the poore,
and to the learned sort,
A true and faithfull Citizen,
and dyed with good report.
He dyed the 29. day of July, 1556.
Here lyeth buried Sir Thomas Lodge,
A small Monumēt laid on the groūd by the Tombe, within the iron grate

Knight, and Dame Anne his wife. Hee
was L. Maior in the yeere of our Lord
God, 1563. when God did visit this Ci
tie with a great plague for our sinnes.
For we are sure that our Redeemer liveth,
and that we shall rise out of the earth in
the latter day, &c. Job 19.
At the upper end of Hosier lane, to
ward West-Cheape, is the faire Parish
Church of S. Mary Bow
. This Church
in the reigne of William the Conque
, being the first in this Citie buil
ded on Arches of stone, was therefore
called new Mary Church, of Saint Ma
ry de Arcubus
, or le Bow, in West Chea
: As Stratford Bridge, being the
first builded (by Matilda, the Queene,
wife to Henry the first) with Arches of
stone, was called Stratford le Bow, which
names to the said Church and Bridge,
remaine till this day. The Court of the
is kept in this Church, and ta
keth name of the place, not the place of
the Court; but of what antiquity or
continuation that Court hath there
continued, I cannot learne.
This Church is of Cordwainer street
, and for divers accidents hapning
there, hath bin made more famous than
any other Parish Church of the whole
Citie, or Suburbs. First we read, that
in the yeere 1090. and the third of Wil
liam Rufus
, by tempest of wind, the
roofe of the Church of Saint Mary Bow
in Cheape was overturned,
Roofe of Bow Church o
verturned by tem
some persons were slaine, and foure of
the rafters of sixe and twenty foot in
length, with such violence were pitched
in the ground of the high street, that
scantly foure foot of them remained a
bove ground, which were faine to bee
cut even with the ground, because they
could not be plucked out; for the Citie
of London was not then paved, but a
moorish ground.
In the yeere 1196. William Fitz Os
Bow stee
ple forti
a seditious Traitor, tooke the stee
ple of Bow, and fortified it with muni
tions and victuals; but it was assaulted,
and William with his complices, were
taken (though without blood-shed) for
he was forced by fire and smoke to for
sake the Church, and then being by the
Iudges condemned, he was by the heels
drawne to the Elmes in Smithfield,
A false ac
cuser of his elder brother, in the end was han
there hanged with nine of his fellowes,
where because his favoures came not
to deliver him, he forsooke Maries Son,
(as he termed Christ our Saviour) & cal
led upon the Divell to help and deliver
him. Such was the end of this deceiver,
a man of an evill life, a secret murtherer,
a filthy fornicator, a polluter of concu
bines, and (amongst other his detestable
facts) a false accuser of his elder brother,
who had (in his youth) brought him up
in learning, and done many things for
his preferment.
In the yeere 1271. a great part of the
Steeple of Bow fell downe,
Bow stee
ple fell downe.
and slew ma
ny people, men and women. In the yeere
1284. the thirteenth of Edward the first,
Laurence Ducket, Goldsmith, having
grievously wounded one Ralph Crepin
in West Cheape, fled into Bow Church,
into the which (in the night time)

entred certaine evill persons, friends
unto the sayd Ralph, and slew the sayd
Laurence lying in the Steeple, and then
hanged him up, placing him so by the
window, as if hee had hanged himselfe,
and so was it found by inquisition. For
the which fact, Lawrence Ducket being
drawne by the feete, was buried in a
ditch without the City. But shortly af
ter (by relation of a Boy, who lay with
the sayd Lawrence at the time of his
death, and had hid him there for feare)
the truth of the matter was disclosed.
For the which cause, Iordan Good-cheape,
Ralph Crepin, Gilbert Clarke
, and Geffrey
were attainted, and a certaine
woman named Alice, that was chiefe
causer of the sayd mischiefe, was bur
ned, and to the number of sixteene men
were drawne and hanged; besides o
thers, that being richer, after long im
prisonment, were hanged by the purse.
The Church was interdicted,
Bow Church interdi
doores and windowes were stopped
up with Thornes: but Lawrence was ta
ken up, and honestly buried in the
The Parish Church of Saint Mary
, by meanes of incroachment, and
building of houses, wanting roome in
their Church-yard for buriall of the
dead, Iohn Rotham, or Rodham, Citizen
and Taylor, by his Testament dated
the yeare 1465. gave to the Parson and
Church-wardens a certaine Garden in
Hosier lane, to be a Church-yard: which
so continued neere a hundred yeares,
but now is builded on, and is a private
mans house. The old Steeple of this
Church was by little and little re-edifi
ed, and new builded up, at the least so
much as was fallen downe; many men
giving summes of money to the furthe
rance thereof: So that at length, to wit,
in the yeare 1469. it was ordained by
a Common Councell,
Bow Bell to bee rung nightly at nine of the clock.
that the Bow
Bell should bee nightly rung at nine of
the clocke.
Shortly after, Iohn Donne, Mercer,
by his Testament dated 1472. accor
ding to the trust of Reginald Longdon,
gave to the Parson & Church-wardens
of Saint Mary Bow, two Tenements,
with the appurtenances, since made in
to one, in Hosier lane, then so called, to
the maintenance of Bow Bell, the same
to bee rung as aforesayd, and other
things to bee observed, as by the VVill
This Bel being usually rung somewhat
late, as seemed to the young men Pren
tises, and other in Cheape, they made
and set up a time against the Clerke, as
Clarke of the Bow-Bell
with the yellow lockes,
For thy late ringing,
thy head shall have knockes.
Wherunto the Clerke replying, wrote:
Children of Cheape,
hold you all still,
For you shall have the
Bow-bell rung at your will.
Robert Harding, Goldsmith, one of
the Sheriffes 1478. gave to the new
worke of that Steeple forty pound. Iohn
, Mercer, ten pound, Doctor Allen,
foure pound, Thomas Baldry foure
pound, and other gave other summes,
so that the sayd worke of the Steeple
was finished in the yeere 1512. The
Arches or Bowes thereupon,
Bow or Arches on Bow stee
with the
Lanthornes five in number, to wit, one
at each corner, and one on the top in
the middle vpon the Arches, were also
afterward finished of stone, brought
from Cane in Normandy, delivered at
the Customers Key for foure shillings
eight pence the Tunne. William Cop
Taylor, the Kings Merchant,
and Andrew Fuller, Mercer, being
Church-wardens 1515. and 1516. It
is sayd that this Copland gave the great
Bell, which made the fifth in the ring,
to be rung nightly at nine of the clocke.
This Bell was first rung (as a knell) at
the buriall of the same Copland. It ap
peareth, that the Lanthornes on the
top of this Steeple, were meant to have
been glased, and lights in them placed
nightly in the winter, whereby travel
lers to the City might have the better
sight thereof, and not to misse of their
In this Parish also was a Grammar
Grammar schoole in Bow Church
by commandement of King
Henry the sixth
, which Schoole was (of
old time) kept in an house for that pur
pose prepared in the Church-yard; but
that Schoole being decayed, as others
about this City, the Schoole-house was
let out for rent, in the reign of Henry the

eighth, for foure shillings the yeare, a
Cellar for two shillings the yeere, and
two Vaults under the Church for fif
teene shillings both.
Vaults un
der Bow Church.
The Monuments in this Church bee
these, viz. of sir Iohn Coventry, Mercer,
Maior, 1425. Nicholas Alwine, Mercer,
Maior, 1499. Robert Harding, Gold
smith, one of the Sheriffes, 1478. Iohn
, one of the Sheriffes, 1461. Ed
ward Bankes
, Alderman, Haberdasher,
1566. Iohn Ward, William Pierson, Scrive
uer, and Attourney in the common
place. In a proper Chappell on the
South side the Church, standeth a
Tombe, eleuate and arched: Ade de
, Hatter, glased the Chappell, and
most part of the Church, and was there
All other Monuments be defaced.
Hauley and Sowtham had chauntries
Here lyeth Richard Lambert,
An anci
ent Mar
ble tombe in the Chancell, plated a
bout on the North side.
Grocer, late
Alderman and Sheriffe of London,
Merchant-Adventurer, & free of Mus
and Russia, who deceased in the
time of his Shrievalty, the fourth day of
April, An. Dom. 1567
. &c.
Magnificus sed justificus,
The like ancient Marble Tombe on the North side of the Quire.
miseris sed amicus,
Vir speciosus, vir
generosus, virque pudicus.
Et peramabilis, &
venerabilis, atque piarum,
Vis, dux, lex, lampas,
flos Maior Londoniarum.
In terrae ventre jacet
Dictus, quem necuit
veluti decuit lue plenus,
Bis septingenus
tricenus si trahis unum
Martius in sole,
triceno si trahis unum,
Virginis à partu carnis
modo mortuus artu,
Vivus erit Coelis tuba
clanxerit ut Gabrielis. Amen.
Here lyeth the body of Humphrey Wal
A faire grave
stone in the Chan

of Walcot, in the County of Salop,
Esquire, Merchant-Adventurer, and of
the company of Grocers in this City of
London. He died the 28. day of August,
. being about the age of seventy
one: Leaving behinde him his wife A
, the daughter of Richard Halsy,
Esquire: and by her he had ten children,
five sonnes, and five daughters; having
had by her eight more, who dyed young.
Without the North side of this
Church of Saint Mary Bow,
A shed or standing for the King called Crowne Silde.
West Cheape, standeth one faire building
of stone, called in Record Sidam, a shed
which gratly darkeneth the sayd
Church: for by meanes thereof, all the
windowes and doores on that side are
stopped up. King Edward the third,
upon occasion, as shall be shewed in the
VVard of Cheape, caused this sild or
shed to bee made, and strongly to bee
builded of stone for himselfe, the
Queene, and other Estates to stand in,
there to behold the Iustings, and other
shewes at their pleasures. And this
house (for a long time after) served to
that use: namely, in the reigne of Ed
the third
, and Richard the second:
but in the yeare 1410. Henry the fourth,
in the twelfth of his reigne
, confirmed
the sayd shed or building to Stephen
, William Marchford
, and Iohn
, Mercers, by the name of one
new Sildam, shed or building, with
shops, cellars, and edifices whatsoever
apperataining, called Crounsilde or Ta
situate in the Mercery in West
, and in the Parish of Saint Mary
de Arcubus
in London, &c.
Notwithstanding which grant, the
Kings of England, and other great E
states, as well of forraine Countries re
pairing to this Realme, as inhabitants
of the same, have usually repaired to
this place, therein to behold the shewes
of this City, passing through West
; namely, the great VVatches
accustomed in the night, on the Even
of Saint Iohn Baptist, and Saint Peter
at Midsummer, the examples whereof
were over-long to recite: wherefore let
it suffice briefly to touch one.
K. Henry the eight came in the like
nesse of a Yeoman of his Guard, to the Kings head in Cheape.
In the yeere 1510. on Saint Iohns E
at night, king Henry the eight came
to this place, then called the Kings head
in Cheape, in the livery of a Yeoman of
the Guard, with an Halberd on his
shoulder, and there beholding the
VVatch, departed privily, when the

VVatch was done, and was not knowne
to any but whom it pleased him. But
on Saint Peters night next following, he
and the Queene came royally riding to
the sayd place, and there with their No
bles beheld the VVatch of the City,
and returned in the morning.
This Church of Saint Mary, with
the sayd shed of stone, all the housing in
or about Bow Church-yard, and without,
on that side the high streete of Cheape
to the Standard, be of Corndwayner street
. These houses were (of old time)
but sheds: for I reade of no housing o
therwise on that side the streete, but of
divers sheds, from Sopers lane to the
Standard, &c. Amongst other, I reade
of three shops or sheds by Sopers lane,
pertaining to the Prior of the holy Tri
nity within Aldgate
: the one was let out
for twenty eight shillings, one other for
twenty shillings, and the third for
twelve shillings by the yeere. Moreover,
that Richard Goodcheape, Mercer, and
Margery his wife, sonne to Iordan Good
, did let to Iohn Dalinges the youn
ger, Mercer, their shed and chamber in
West Cheape, in the Parish of Saint Mary
de Arches
, for three shillings foure
pence by the yeare. Also the men of
Breadstreete Ward contended with the
men of Cordwainer streete Ward, for a sild
or shed, opposite to the Standard on
the South side, and it was found to bee
of Cordwainer streete Ward, William Wal
being then Maior, the 1. of Henry
the sixth
Thus much for Cordwayner streete
: VVhich hath an Alderman, his
Deputy, Common Counsellers eight,
Constables eight, Scauengers eight,
VVardmote in quest men fourteene, and
a Beadle. It standeth taxed to the Fif
teene in London, at fifty two pounds six
teene shillings, in the Exchequer at fif
ty two pounds sixe shillings.


  1. According to MASL, Thomas Knowles was a grocer. (KL)


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Stow, John, Anthony Munday, Anthony Munday, and Humphrey Dyson. Survey of London (1633): Cordwainer Street Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, Draft.

Chicago citation

Stow, John, Anthony Munday, Anthony Munday, and Humphrey Dyson. Survey of London (1633): Cordwainer Street Ward. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. Draft.

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Stow, J., Munday, A., Munday, A., & Dyson, H. 2022. Survey of London (1633): Cordwainer Street Ward. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from Draft.

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