Survey of London (1633): Farringdon Ward Within

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ON the South side of Al
, lyeth Fa
Ward, called in
, or within
, for a diffe
rence from another ward
of that name, which lyeth without the
wals of the Citie,
Faringdon extra. and Faringdon infra, all one Ward, and then divided into 2 by Parliamēt.
and is therefore cal
led Faringdon extra. These two Wards
(of old time) were but one, and had al
so but one Alderman, till the 17. of Ri
the second
, at which time, the
said Ward (for the greatnesse thereof)
was divided into twaine, and by Parlia
ment ordered to have two Aldermen,
and so it continueth till this day. The
whole great Ward of Faringdon, both
infra and extra,
Faringdon Ward tooke that name of W. Farendon.
took name of W. Faren
, Goldsmith, Alderman of that
Ward, and one of the Sheriffes of Lon
, in the yeere 1281. the 9. of Edward
the first
: He purchased the Alderman
rie of this Ward, as by the abstract of
Deeds which I have read thereof, may
Thomas de Arderne,
Sir Ralph Arderne, Knight, Alderman of that ward, now called Fa
, in the reigne of Hen. 3.
sonne and heire
to Sir Ralph Arderne, Knight, granted to
Ralph le Feure, Citizen of London, one
of the Sheriffes in the yeere 1277. all the
Aldermanrie, with the appurtenances, with
in the Citie of London, and the Suburbs of
the same, betweene Ludgate and New-gate,
and also without the same Gates:
which Aldermanrie, Ankerinus de Aver
held during his life, by the Grant of the
said Thomas de Arderne, to have and to
hold to the said Ralph, and to his heires,
freely without all challenge, yeelding there
fore yeerely to the said Thomas and his
heires, one Clove or Slip of Gilli flowers, at
the Feast of Easter, for all secular service
and customes, with warrantie unto the said
Ralphle Feure, and his heires, against all
people, Christians and Iewes, in considera
tion of twenty Markes, which the said
Ralph de Feure did give before-hand, in
name of a Gersum, or Fine, to the said Tho
, &c. Dated the fifth of Edward the
. Witnesse, G. de Rokesley, Maior,
R. Arrar, one of the Shriffes. H. Wales,
P. le Taylor, T. de Basing, I. Horne, N.
, Aldermen of London.
After this,
Iohn le Feure, Al
Iohn le Feure, sonne and
heyre to the said Ralph le Feure, granted
to William Farendon,
W. Farendon Alderman and one of the She
riffes of London.
Citizen and Gold
smith of London, and to his heyres, the
said Aldermanry, with the appurtenan
ces, for the service thereunto belong
ing, in the seventh of Edward the first,
in the yeere of Christ, 1279.
Nicholas Farendon Alderman and Maior.
This Al
dermanry descended to Nicholas Faren
, sonne to the said William, and to his
heyres: which Nicholas Farendon, also a
Goldsmith, was foure times Maior, and
lived many yeeres after; for I have read
divers Deeds, whereunto he was a wit
nesse, dated the yeere 1360. He made
his Testament, 1361.
Nicholas Farendon lived 53. yeers after he had bin once Mai
which was fifty
three yeeres after his first being Maior,
and was buried in Saint Peters Church
in Cheape
. So this Ward continued un
der the governement of William Faren
the father, and Nicholas his sonne,
by the space of fourescore and two
yeeres, and retaineth their name untill
this present day.
VVhereas Master Stowe saith,
Either Mr. Stowe was much wronged in infor
mation, or else it was no true Deed which he saw at that time.
Thomas de Arderne, sonne and heire to
Sir Ralph Arderne, Knight, granted to
Ralph le Feure, Citizen of London, and
one of the Sheriffes of the same Citie,
in the yeere 1277. all the Aldermanrie,
with the appurtenances within the Ci
tie of London, and Suburbs of the same,
betweene Ludgate and Newgate, and

also without the same gates. Which
Aldermanrie, Ankerinus de Averne
held, during his life, by the Grant of
Thomas de Arderne, to have and to hold
to the said Ralph, and to his heires, free
ly without all challenge, yeelding ther
fore yeerely to the said Thomas and his
heires, one Clove or Slip of Gilliflow
ers, at the Feast of Easter, for all secular
service and customes, with warrantie to
the said Ralph le Feure, and his heires a
gainst all people, Christians and Iewes,
in consideration of 20. marks, which the
said Ralph de Feure did give beforehand
in name of a Gersum or Fine, to the
said Thomas, &c. Dated the fifth of
Edward the first
. VVitnesse, G. de Roke
, Maior, R. Arrar, one of the She
riffes, H. Wales, P. le Taylor, T. de Ba
, I. Horne
, and N. Blackthorn, Al
I finde (to the contrary) by an espe
ciall Deed (yet to be seene) delivered
me by that worthy favourer of Antiqui
M. Iohn Speed can testifie this to be true: for I brought the sealed Deed to him, and to divers other be
side, who can beare me wit
nesse, that herein I doe no way de
prave Mr. Stowe, but set downe the truth, as I recei
ved it.
Master Iohn Williams, Goldsmith,
all the former Deed, verbatim, to bee
granted by William de Farndon, Citizen
and Alderman of London, (of whom the
VVard, both within and without the
Gates fore-named, being then but one,
and governed by one Alderman onely,
tooke name) to Nicholas, the sonne of
Ralph de Feure, Citizen of London, in the
very same manner and forme as hath
beene recited, for a Clove or Slip of
Gilliflowers, twenty pounds, and not
Markes, given for a Gersum, or Fine,
and the very same warrantie or defence
against all people for ever.
To which Deed, sealed with his own
Seale, as he calleth it, being the very
same of the Goldsmiths Armes, yet en
graved about in this manner
: Sigilli
Willi. de Farndon; he nameth as witnes
, Domino Ioh. le Bretonn, Milite, tune
Custode London, Elia Russel, and Henry le
, tunc Vicecom. London; Steph. Asse
, Ioh. de Bachkewelle, Roberts de Basing,
Will. de Bettune, Rad. le Blund, Walt. de
, Ioh. de Blund, Thoma de Esta
, Richardo Assewy, & multis aliis.
Anno Reg. Ed. fil.
R. Hen. xxj.
This VVard of Faringdon within the
, is bounded thus: Beginning in
the East, at the great Crosse in VVest
, from whence it runneth VVest,
On the North side, from the Parish
Church of Saint Peter
, which is at the
South-west corner of Woodstreet, unto
Guthurons lane, and downe that Lane, to
Hugon lane on the East side, and to Kery
on the West.
Then againe into Cheape and to Foster
, and downe that Lane on the East
side, to the North side of Saint Fosters
, and on the west, till over a
gainst the South-west corner of the said
Church, from whence, downe Foster
, and Noble street, is all of Aldersgate
, till ye come to the stone
wall in the west side of Noble street, as is
afore shewed. Which said wall, down
to Nevils Inne, or Windsore House, and
downe Monkes-well street, on that west
side, then by London wall, to Creplegate,
and the west side of that same Gate, is
all of Faringdon VVard.
Then backe againe into Cheape, and
from Foster lane end to Saint Martins
end, and from thence through S.
Nicholas Shambles
, by Pentecost lane, and
Butchers Alley, and by Stinking lane,
through Newgate Market to Newgate:
All which is in the North side of Faring
On the South, from against the said
great Crosse in Cheape, west to Fridaies
, and downe that streete on the
East side, till over against the North
east corner of Saint Matthews Church,
and on the west side, till the South cor
ner of the said Church.
Then againe along Cheape to the Old
, and downe that Lane, (on the
East side) to the Parish Church of S.
, which Church and one house
next adjoyning in Watheling street, be of
this Ward; and on the west side of this
Lane, to the East Arch or Gate by S.
Augustines Church
,1 which entreth the
South Church-yard of Saint Pauls,
which Arch or Gate was builded by
Nicholas Farendon, about the yeer 1361.
and within that Gate on the said north
side, to the Gate that entreth the north
, and all the north Church-yard
is of this Faringdon ward.
Then againe into Cheape, and from
the North end of the Old Exchange,
west by the north gate of Pauls Church

yard, up Pater noster Row, by the two
lanes out of Pauls Church, and to the
signe of the Golden Lyon, which is
some twelve houses short of Ave Mary
, the West side of which lane is of
this Ward.
Then at the South end of Ave Mary
, is Creed lane, the West side wher
of is also of this Ward.
Now betwixt the South end of Ave
Mary lane
, and the North end of Creed
, is the cōming out of Pauls Church-yard,
on the East, and the high street,
called Bowyer Row, to Ludgate, on the
West, which way to Ludgate is of this
Ward. On the north side whereof is S.
Martins Church
: and on the South side
a turning into the Blacke Friers.
Now to turne up againe to the north
end of Ave Marie lane, there is a short
lane, which runneth West some small
distance, and is there closed up with a
gate into a great house: and this is cal
led Amen lane.
Then on the North side of Pater no
ster Row
, beginning at the Conduit over
against the Old Exchange lane end,2 and
going west by Saint Michaels Church:
at the West end of which Church, is a
small passage thorow toward the north.
And beyond this Church some small
distance, is another passage, which is
called Panier Alley, and commeth out
against S. Martins lane end.
Then further West in Pater noster
, is Ivie lane, which runneth North
to the West end of S. Nicholas Sham
: and then West Pater noster Row,
till over against the Golden Lion, where
the Ward endeth for that street.
Then about some dozen houses, which
is of Baynards Castle VVard, to Warwicke
end: which Warwicke lane stretch
eth North to the high street of Newgate
. And the West side of Warwick
is of this Faringdon VVard: For the
East side of Warwicke lane, of Ave Mary
, and of Creed lane, with the west end
of Pater noster Row, are all of Baynards
Yet to begin againe at the said Con
duit by the old Exchange, on the North
side thereof is a large street, that run
neth up to Newgate, as is aforesaid. The
first part, or South-west side thereof,
from the Conduit to the Shambles, is
called Bladder street. Then on the backe
side of the Shambles bee divers slaugh
ter-houses, and such like, pertaining to
the Shambles: and this is called Mount
Godard street
. Then is the Shambles it
selfe, and then Newgate Market. And
so the whole street on both sides up to
Newgate, is of this VVard: and thus it
is wholy bounded.
Monuments in this VVard be these:
First, the great Crosse in West Cheape
, but in the VVard of Faringdon, the
which Crosse was first erected in that
place by Edward the first, as before is
shewed in West Cheape street.
At the South-west corner of Wood
, is the Parish Church of S. Peter
the Apostle
, by the said Crosse, a pro
per Church, lately new builded. Iohn
, Goldsmith, Maior, deceased 1503.
appointed by his Testament, the said
Church and Steeple to be new builded
of his goods, with a flat roofe. Notwith
standing, Tho. Wood, Goldsmith, one of
the Sheriffes, 1491. is accounted a prin
cipall benefactor, because the roofe of
the middle Ile is supported by Images
of VVoodmen.
I finde to have beene buried in this
Church, Nicholas Farendon, Maior, Ri
chard Hadley
, Grocer, 1592.
Iohn Palmer, Fishmonger, 1500.
Wil. Rous, Goldsmith, Sheriffe, 1429.
Thomas Atkins, Esquire, 1400.
Iohn Butler, Sheriffe, 1420.
Henry Warley, Alderman, 1524.
Sir Iohn Mund, Goldsmith, Maior,
deceased, 1537.
Augustine Hinde, Clothworker, one
of the Sheriffes, in the yeere 1550.
whose Monument doth yet remaine,
with this inscription here-under, &c.
the other being gone.
Sir Alexander Avenon, Maior, 1579.
Here-under this Stone lieth buried the body
of Augustine Hinde, Clothworker, Al
derman, and late Sheriffe of London:
who deceased the tenth day of August,
Anno Domini, 1554
. Here also lieth
Dame Elizabeth his wife, by whom hee
had issue foure sons and two daughters:
which Dame Elizabeth deceased the 12.
day of Iuly, An. Dom. 1569
God grant us all such race to run:
To end in Christ as they have done.

The long Shop or Shed, incroching
on the high street before this Church
Long shop in Cheape.
was licensed to bee made in the
yeere 1401. yeelding to the Chamber
of London
, 30. s. 4. d. yeerely for the
time. Also the same Shop was letten
by the Parish, for three pounds at the
most, many yeeres since.
Then is Guthuruns lane, so called of
Guthurun, sometime owner thereoof: the
inhabitāts of this lane (of old time) were
Goldbeaters. as doth appeare by Re
cords in the Exchequer. For the Easter
money was appointed to be made
of fine silver, such as men made into
foyle, and was commonly called silver
of Guthuruns lane, &c. The Imbroide
rers Hall
is in this Lane. Iohn Trowstone
Imbroiderer, then Goldsmith, Sheriffe,
deceased 1519. gave 40. l. towards the
purchase of this Hall. Hugon lane, on
the East side, and Kery lane (called of
one Kery) on the West.
Then in the high street on the same
North side, is the Sadlers Hall: and then
Foster lane, so called, of Saint Fosters, a
faire Church, lately new builded. Henry
, Goldsmith, one of the Sheriffes,
deceased, 1509. builded S. Dunstanes
there. Iohn Throwstone, one
of the Sheriffes, gave to the building
thereof 100. pounds by his Testament.
Iohn Browne, Sergeant-Painter, Alder
man, deceased 1532. was a great Be
nefactor, and was there buried. William
, Selerar to the King, 1425. Iohn
, Goldsmiths, lye buried there.
Richard Galder, 1544. Agnes, wife to
William Milborne, Chamberlaine of Lon
, 1500
Hic jacet Dominus Thomas Baby,
A faire Stone in the Chan
Capellanus Aurifabrorum London. Qui
obiit 3. die Mens. Novemb. An. Dom.
. Cujus, &c.
Here lieth buried the body of John Lony
A faire stone by the Com
munion Table.
Esquire, Master of the Mint of
England, Citizen and Goldsmith of
London: who most joyfully changed
this miserable and wearisome life, with
the felicity and happinesse of Gods King
dome, in good Religion and godly chari
tie, in true feare and stedfast faith, with
a full perswasion of remission in the blood
of Iesus Christ, the one and twentieth
day of May, An. Dom. 1583
. being
about the 59. yeere of his age.
Here lyeth interred the body of Christo
pher Wase
A Monu
ment in the wall, South of the Quire.
late Citizen and Goldsmith
of London, aged 66. yeeres, and dyed
the 22. of September, 1605. who had to
wife Anne the daughter of William
, and had by her three sonnes
and three daughters.
Reader, stay,
and thou shalt know
What he was
that here doth sleepe:
Lodg’d amidst
the stones below,
Stones that oft
are seene to weepe.
Gentile was his
birth and breed,
His carriage gentle,
much contenting:
His word accorded
with his deed,
Sweet his nature,
soone relenting.
From above
he seem’d protected,
Father dead
before his birth,
An Orphane, onely
but neglected,
Yet his branches
spread on earth,
Earth, that must
his bones containe,
Sleeping till Christs
Trumpe shall wake them,
Ioyning them
to soule againe,
And to blisse
eternall take them.
It is not this rude
and little heape of stones,
Can hold the fame,
although’t containes the bones.
Light be the earth,
and hallowed for thy sake,
Resting in peace,
peace that so oft didst make.
Vnder the Stone right against this Monu
A small Monumēt in the wall with a gilt plate.
lye buried the bodies of Robert
, Citizen and Grocer of London,
and Florence his first wife, by whom he

had issue seven Sonnes. By Elizabeth,
his second wife, (left living) he had issue
three sonnes and a daughter. He depar
ted this life the 7. day of October, Anno
Dom. 1602
. after he had lived 65.
yeeres and three dayes.
Here-under lyeth buried the body of Mi
stris Martha Prescot,
A faire plated stone un
der the Commu
nion Ta
the wife of Alex
ander Prescot
, Citizen and Alderman
of London: whose soule the Lord tooke to
his mercy the 26. day of Novemb. 1616.
when she had lived a married wife just
23. yeeres that day, and 40. yeeres, 2.
moneths, 3. weekes, and odde dayes,
from the time of her birth. She had issue
by her said Husband, 6. Sonnes, and 5.
daughters, and her yongest of all, being a
daughter, named Elizabeth, lyeth here
under interred, in the same Grave, on the
same day of buriall with her said mother.
A faire plated Grave
stone in the middle Ile.
of thine infinite
grave and pitie,
Have mercy on me
Agnes, sometime the wife
Chamberlaine of this Citie,
Which tooke my passage
fro this wretched life,
The yeere of Grace,
one thousand, one hundred and five,
The twelfth day of Iuly,
no longer was my space,
It pleased then my Lord
to call me to his grace.
Now ye that are living,
and see this picture,
Pray for me here
while ye have time and space,
That God of his goodnesse
would me assure,
In his everlasting mansion
to have a place.
Then downe Foster Lane, and Noble
, both of Aldersgate street Ward,
till ye come to the stone wall, which in
closeth a Garden-plot before the wall
of the Citie, on the West side of Noble
, and is of this Faringdon Ward.
This Garden-plot, containing 95. Elles
in length, 9. Elles and an half in bredth,
was by Adam de Burie, Maior, the Al
dermen, and Citizens of London, letten
to Iohn de Nevell, Lord of Raby, Radulph
and Thomas, his sonnes, for threescore
yeeres, paying 6. s. 8. d. the yeere. Da
ted the 48. of Edw. 3. having in a seale
pendant on the one side,
Barons of London their seale.
the figure of a
walled Citie, and of S. Paul, a Sword in
his right hand, and in the left a Banner;
3. Leopards, about that Seale, on the
same side written, Sigillum Baronium
. On the other side, the like
figure of a Citie, a Bishop sitting on an
Arch, the inscription, Me: quae: te: pe
peri: ne: Cesses: Thoma: tueri
Thus much for the Barons of London,
their common seale at that time.
At the North end of this Garden
plot, is one great house builded of stone
and timber, now called the Lord Win
, of old time belonging to the
Nevels, as in the 19. of Rich. 2. it was
found by inquisition of a Iurie, that Eli
zabeth Nevell
dyed, seized of a great
Messuage in the Parish of S. Olave in
Monkes-well street in London, holden of
the King in free Burgage, which shee
held of the gift of Iohn Nevell of Raby,
her husband, and that Iohn Latimer was
next sonne and heire to the said Eliza
In this West side is the Barber Chi
rurgeons Hall
. This Company was in
corporated by meanes of Thomas More
, Esquire, one of the Sheriffes of
London, 1436. Chirurgeon to the Kings
of England, Henry the fourth, fifth, and
sixth. He deceased 1450. Then Iaques
, Physician to Edw. the fourth, and
William Hobbs, Physician and Chirur
geon for the same Kings body, continu
ing the suit the ful time of twenty yeers,
Edward the fourth, in the second of his
, and Richard Duke of Glocester,
became Founders of the same Cor
poration, in the Parish of Saint Cosme
and Damiane. The first assembling
of that Mysterie was by Roger Strippe,
William Hobbs, Thomas Goddard
, and
Richard Kent, since the which time
they builded their Hall in that street,
At the North corner of this street,
on the same side, was sometime an Her
mitage or Chappell of Saint Iames, cal
led in the wall
, neere Creplegate: it be
longed to the Abbey and Covent of Ga
, as appeareth by a Record, the se
ven and twentieth of Edward the first
And also the 16. of Edward the third,

William de Lions was Hermit there, and
the Abbot & Covent of Garadon found
two Chaplaines, Cestercian Monkes of
their house: in this Hermitage one of
them, for Aymor de Valence, Earle of
Pembrooke, and Mary de Saint Paul, his
Of these Monkes, and of a Well per
taining to them, the street tooke that
name, and is called Monkes-well street.
This Hermitage with the appurtenan
ces, was in the reigne of Edw. the 6. pur
chased from the said King, by W. Lambe,
one of the Gentlemen of the Kings
Chappell, Citizen and Cloth-worker
of London: Hee deceased in the yeere
1577. and then gave it to the Cloth-workers
of London, with other Tene
ments, to the value of fifty pounds the
yeere, to the intent they shall hire a Mi
nister to say divine Service there.
Againe, to the high street of Cheape,
from Foster Lane end to S. Martins, and
by that Lane to the Shambles or Flesh-market,
on the North side whereof is
Pentecost lane, containing divers slaugh
ter-houses for the Butchers.
Then was there of old time a proper
Parish Church of S. Nicholas, whereof
the said Flesh-market tooke the name,
and was called S. Nicholas Shambles.
This Church, with the Tenements
and Ornaments, was by Henry the eight
given to the Maior and Communalty of
the Citie, towards the maintenance of
the new Parish Church, then to be ere
cted in the late dissolved Church of the
Gray Friers
: so was this Church dissol
ved and pulled downe: in place where
of, and of the Church-yard, many faire
houses are now builded, in a Court with
a Well, in the middest whereof the
Church stood.
Then is Stinking lane, formerly so cal
led, or Chick lane, at the East end of the
Gray Friers Church: it is now kept clean
and free from annoyance, and called by
the name of Butchers-Hall Lane; and
there is the Butchers Hall.
In the third of Richard the second, mo
tion was made, that no Butcher should
kill any flesh within London, but at
Knightsbridge, or such like distant place
from the wals of the Citie.
Then the late dissolved Church of Gray
, the originall whereof was thus:
In the yeere 1224. being the 8. yeere
of the reigne of King Henry the third
How the Gray Friers house be
came first to a Frie
ry, colle
cted out of an anciēt Manu
script de
livered to me by a friend.

there came out of Italy nine Friers of
the Order of the Franciscans, or Frier
, five whereof were Priests, and
the other foure Lay-men. The Priests
placed themselves at Canturbury in
Kent: but the other foure came to Lon
, and were lodged (for some short
while) among the preaching Friers, who
lived then in Oldborne. Afterward, they
obtained to be placed in Cornehill, Lon
, in an house belonging to one Iohn
, who was then one of the She
riffes of London, in the same yeere 1224.
In which house they made themselves
Celles, and inhabited there for a cer
taine time; till their number so increa
sed, and the Citizens devotion grew
to be so great, that (within few yeeres
after) they were thence removed, by the
meanes of one Iohn Ewin, Mercer, who
purchased a void plot of ground, neere
to Saint Nicholas Shambles, where to
erect an House for the said Friers.
Divers Citizens seemed herein to
joyne with the said Iohn Ewin, and ere
cted there very beautifull buildings,
upon the same ground so formerly pur
chased by Iohn Ewin, and a great part
builded at his owne charge, which hee
appropriated to the Communalty of
London, and then entred into the same
Order of Friers, as a Lay Brother.
William Ioyner,
The buil
ding of a Chappell for them.
Lord Maior of Lon
, in the yeere 1239. builded them a
Chappell, which cost him two hundred
pounds Sterling, which Chappell
made part of the Chancell, as it now
Henry Walleis,
The body of a Church.
who was likewise Lord
Maior of London, builded them a body
of a Church, which afterward was pul
led downe, and made as now it is.
Mr. Walter Porter,
Their Chapter-house builded.
Alderman of Lon
, builded a Chapter-house for them,
and gave divers vessels of Brasse for the
Kitchin service; building places also for
sicke persons, and other Offices beside.
Thomas Felcham builded the Vestry
The Ve
stry house.
Gregory Rokesley,
The Dor
ters and Cham
Lord Maior of Lon
, builded their Dorters and Cham
bers, and gave Beds to them.
M. Bartholomew of the Castel,
The Hall or Refe
ded a faire house or Refectory for them.
Mr. Peter

Mr. Peter de Helyland builded the In
firmitory, and divers places for disea
sed persons.
Mr. Bevis Bond, Herald, and King at
Armes, builded the studies.
Margaret, Queene, second wife to
Edward the first, began the Quire of
their new Church, in the yeere 1306.
to the building whereof, in her life time
she gave 2000. marks, and 100. markes
by her Testament.
Iohn Britaine, Earle of Richmond, buil
ded the body of the Church, to the
charges of 300. pounds, and gave ma
ny rich Iewels and ornaments to be u
sed in the same.
Mary, Countesse of Pembrooke 70. l.
Gilbart de Clare, Earle of Glocester, and
bestowed 20. great beames out of his
Forrest of Tunbridge, 20. l. starlings.
Lady Helianor le Spencer, Lady Eliza
beth de Burgh
, Sister to Gilbert de Clare,
gave summes of money, and so did di
vers Citizens, as Arnold de Tolinea, one
hundred pounds.
Robert Picae Lisle, who became a Fri
er there, 300. pounds.
Also Philippe, Queene, wife to Ed
the third
, gave 62. pounds.
Isabel, Queene, Mother to Edward
the third
, gave threescore and tenne
pounds. And so the worke was done
within the space of 21. yeeres, 1537.
This Church, thus furnished with
windowes, made at the charges of di
vers persons; the Lady Margaret Se
, Countesse of Norfolke, bare the
charges of making the Stalles in the
Quire, to the value of 350. markes, a
bout the yeere 1380. Richard Whiting
, in the yeere 1429. founded the Li
brary, which was in length, one hun
dred twenty and nine foot, and in
breadth, thirty one; all seeled with
Wainscot, having 28. Desks, and eight
double Settles of Wainscot. Which
(in the next yeere following) was alto
gether finished in building, and within
three yeeres after, furnished with
Bookes, to the charges of five hundred
fifty six pounds, tenne shillings, where
of Richard Whitington bare 400. pounds,
the rest was borne by Doctor Thomas
, a Frier there: and for the
writing out of D. Nicholas de Lira his
Workes, in two Volumes to be chained
there, 100. Markes, &c.
The feeling of the Quire at divers
mens charges, 200. markes, and the
painting at 50. markes: their Conduit
head and water-course was given them
by William Tayler, Taylor to Hen. 3.
This whole Church contained in
length 300. foot,
Length & breadth of Gray Friers Church.
of the feet of S. Paul,
in breadth eighty nine foot, and in
heighth from the ground to the roofe,
64. foot, and 2. inches, &c. It was con
secrated, 1325. and at the generall sup
pression, was valued at 32. pound, 19.
shillings, surrendred the 12. of Novem
ber, 1533
. the 30. of Hen. 8. the orna
ments and goods being taken to the
Kings use: the Church was shut up for
a time, and used as a Store-house of
goods taken prizes from the French:
But in the yeere 1546. on the third of
, it was againe set open. On the
which day preached at Pauls Crosse the
Bishop of Rochester, where he declared
the Kings gift thereof to the Citie, for
the relieving of the poore, which gift
was by Patents.
S. Bartholomews Spittle in Smithfield,
lately valued at 305. pounds,
Gray Friers Church made a Parish Church.
6. shil
lings, 7. Pence, and surrendred to the
King; of the said Church of the Gray
, and of two Parish Churches, the
one of Saint Nicholas in the Shambles,
and the other of Saint Ewins in Newgate
, they were to be made one Pa
rish Church in the said Friers Church.
In Lands he gave for maintenance of
the said Church, with divine service, re
parations, &c. 500. markes by yeere for
The 13. of Ianuary,
The Mai
or and Commu
nalty of London Parsons of Christs Church, the Vicar to be at their ap
the 38. of Henry
the 8
. an agreement was made betwixt
the King and the Maior, and Commu
nalty of London, dated the 27. of De
: by which the said gift of the
Gray Friers Church, with all the Edi
fices and ground, the Fratrie, the Li
brary, the Dortar, and Chapter-house,
the great Cloistrie and the lesser; Te
nements, Gardens and vacant grounds,
Lead, Stone, Iron, &c. The Hospitall
of Saint Bartholomew
in West Smith
, the Church of the same, the
Lead, Bels, and Ornaments of the same
Hospitall, with all the Messuages, Te
nements and appurtenances.

The Parishes of S. Nicholas and of S.
, and so much of S. Pulchers Parish
as is within Newgate, were made one
Parish Church in the Gray Friers
, and called Christs Church,
founded by King H. the 8.
The Vicar of Christs Church was to
have 26. l. 13. s. 4. pence the yeere.
The Vicar of S. Bartholomew 13. l. 6. s.
8. pence. The Visiter of Newgate (be
ing a Priest) ten pounds. And other 5.
Priests in Christs Church, all to be hel
ping in divine Service, ministring the
Sacraments and Sacramentals, the five
Priests to have 8. pounds the piece. Two
Clerks, 6. pounds to each. A Sexton,
4. pounds. Moreover, he gave them the
Hospitall of Bethlem, with the Laver of
Brasse in the Cloister, by estimation
eighteene foot in length, and two foot
and an halfe in depth, and the water
course of Lead to the said Frier-house
belonging, containing by estimation in
length, 18. Acres.
In the yeere 1552. began the repai
ring of the Gray Friers House, for the
poore fatherlesse children. And in the
moneth of November the children were
taken into the same, to the number of
almost 400. On Christmas day in the af
ternoone, while the Lord Maior and
Aldermen rode to Pauls, the children
of Christs Hospitall stood, from Saint
Laurence lane
end in Cheape, towards
Pauls, all in one Livery of Russet Cot
ton, three hundred and forty in num
ber; and at Easter next they were in
Blue at the Spittle, and so have conti
nued ever since.
What further I have read and under
stood, concerning the first begining and
erection of this famous Hospitall, fol
loweth, according to the originall Co
pie, set downe by M. Richard Grafton.
Mr. Doctor Ridley,
Doct Rid
ched be
fore King Edw. 6. Mercy & Charity.
then Bishop of
London, came and preached before the
Kings Majestie at Westminster. In which
Sermon, he made a fruitfull and godly
Exhortation to the rich, to be mercifull
unto the poore: and also to move such
as were in authority, to travaile by some
charitable way and meanes, to comfort
and relieve them. Wherupon, the Kings
Majestie (being a Prince of such toward
nesse and vertue for his yeeres, as Eng
before never brought forth, and
being also so well retained and brought
vp in all godly knowledge, as well by
his deare Vncle the late
* Edw. Sei
Duke of Somerset
Protector, as
also by his vertuous and learned School
masters) was so carefull of the good go
vernement of the Realme, and chiefely
to doe and prefer such things as most e
specially touched the honour of Al
mighty God. And understanding, that
a great number of poore people did
swarme in this Realme, and chiefly in
the Citie of London, and that no good
order was taken for them, did suddenly
(and of himselfe) send to the said Bi
shop, as soone as his Sermon was ended,
willing him not to depart, untill that he
had spoken with him. And this that I
now write, was the very report of the
said Bishop Ridley, who (according to
the Kings command) gave his atten
dance. And so soone as the Kings Maje
stie was at leasure he called for him, and
caused him to come unto him in a great
Gallery at Westminster, where (to his
knowledge, and the King likewise told
him so) there was present no more per
sons than they two; and therefore made
him sit downe in one Chayre, and hee
himselfe in another, which (as it see
med) were before the comming of the
Bishop there purposely set, and caused
the Bishop, maugre his teeth) to be co
vered, and then entred communication
with him in this manner:
First, giving him hearty thankes for
his Sermon and good Exhortation: hee
therein rehearsed such speciall things
as he had noted, and that so many, that
the Bishop said:
Truely, truely (for that commonly
was his Oath)
I could never have thought
that excellency to have beene in his Grace,
but that I beheld, and heard it in him.
At the last the Kings Majesty much
commended him for his Exhortation,
for the reliefe of the poore.
But my Lord (quoth he) you willed such
as are in authority to bee carefull thereof,
A most vertuous and noble saying of King Edw. to Bishop Ridley.

and to devise some good order for their re
liefe: Wherein, I thinke you meane mee,
for I am in highest place; and therefore am
the first that must make answer unto God
for my negligence, if I should not bee
carefull therein, knowing it to bee the
expresse Commandement of Almighty God,
to have compassion of his poore and needy

members, for whom wee must make an ac
count unto him. And truly, my Lord, I
am (before all things else) most willing to
travaile that way, and I doubting nothing
of your long and approved wisedome and
learning, who having such good zeale, as
wisheth helpe unto them; but also that you
have had some conference with others, what
waies are best to be taken therein, the which
I am desirous to understand: and therefore I
pray you to say your minde.
The Bishop thinking least of that
matter, and being amazed, to heare the
wisedome & earnest zeale of the King,
was (as hee said himselfe) so astonied,
that hee could not well tell what to say.
But, after some pause, said, That hee
thought (at this present) for some en
trance to bee had, it were good to pra
ctise with the City of London,
The Citi
zens of London moved to be assi
stants in this chari
table acti
the number of the poore there are very
great, and the Citizens also are many
and wise; and hee doubted not but that
they were also both pitifull and merci
full; as the Maior and his Brethren, and
other the Worshipfull of the said City.
And that if it would please the Kings
Majesty to direct his gracious Letters
unto the Maior of London, willing him
to call unto him such assistants as hee
should thinke meete, to consult of this
matter, for some order to bee taken
therein; hee doubted not but good
would follow thereon. And hee him
selfe promised the King to be one him
selfe that should earnestly travaile
The King (forth-with) not onely
granted his Letter,
The kings letter sent by the Bi
shop to the Lord, Maior of London.
but made the Bi
shop tarry untill the same was written,
and his hand and Signet set thereto:
And commanded the Bishop not onely
to deliver the said Letter himselfe; but
also to signifie unto the Maior, that it
was the Kings especiall request and ex
presse commandement, that the Maior
should therein travell; and so soone as
he might conveniently, give him know
ledge how far he had proceeded there
in. The Bishop was so joyous of the
having of this Letter, and that now hee
had an occasion to travell in so good a
matter, wherein hee was marvellous
zealous, that nothing could have more
pleased and delighted him: wherefore
the same night hee came to the Lord
Maior of London, who was the Sir Ri
chard Dobbs
, Knight, and delivered the
Kings Letter, and shewed his message
with effect.
The Lord Maior not only joyously re
ceived this Letter:
The rea
dinesse of the Lord Maior to preferre this good deede.
but with all speede
agreed to set forward the matter; for he
also favoured it very much. And the
next day, being Munday, hee desired
the Bishop of London to dine with him,
and against that time the Maior promi
sed to send for such men, as he thought
meetest to talke of this matter, and so
he did. He sent first for 2. Aldermen
and 6. Commoners, and afterward more
were appointed, to the number of 24.
In the end, after sundry meetings (for
by the meanes and good diligence of
the Bishop, it was well followed) they
agreed upon a Booke that they had de
vised, wherein first they considered on
nine speciall kindes and sorts of poore
9. Sorts of poore people distingui
shed into 3. degrees.
and those they brought into
these three Degrees:

Three degrees of Poore.

1. The poore by impotency.
2. Poore by casualty.
3. Thriftlesse poore.
1. The Poore by Impotency are also
divided into three kindes; that is to
1. The fatherlesse poore mans childe.
2. The aged, blinde, and lame.
3. The diseased person by Leprosie,
Dropsie, &c.
2. The Poore by Casualty are likewise
of three kindes; that is to say:
1. The wounded Souldier.
2. The decayed Hous-holder.
3. The visited with any grievous
3. The Thristlesse Poore are 3. kindes
in like manner; that is to say:
1. The Riotour, that consumeth all.
2. The Vagabond, that will abide in
no place.
3. The Idle person, as Strumpets
and others.
For these sorts of Poore,
The first beginning of Hospi
three seve
rall houses were provided: First, for the
Innocent and Fatherlesse, which is the

Beggars childe, and is (indeed) the
seed and breeder of beggary, they pro
vided the house that was the late Gray
in London, and called it by the
name of Christs Hospitall, where poore
children are trained up in the know
ledge of God, and some vertuous exer
cises, to the overthrow of beggary.
For the second degree was provided
the Hospitals of Saint Thomas in South
The first begin
ning of S. Thom. and S. Bartholm. Hospitals.

and Saint Bartholomew in VVest
, where are continually (at
least) 200. diseased persons, which are
not only there lodged and cured, but
also fed and nourished.
For the third degree they provided
The first begin
ning of Bridewell,
where the vagabond and idle
Strumpet is chastifed, and compelled
to labour, to the overthrow of the vici
ous life of idlenesse.
They provided also for the honest de
cayed House-holder,
Reliefe for decay
ed house-holders & Lazers.
that he should be
relieved at home at his house, and in
the Parish where hee dwelled, by a
weekly reliefe and pension. And in
like manner they provided for the
Lazer, to keepe him out of the City,
from clapping of dishes and ringing of
Bels, to the great trouble of the Citi
zens, and also to the dangerous infecti
on of maney; that they should be relie
ved at home at their houses, by severall
Now after this good order taken,
The king acquain
ted with the Cities furthe

and the Citizens (by such meanes as
were devised) willing to further the
same: the report thereof was made to
the Kings Majesty, and his Grace (for
the advancement thereof) was not on
ly willing to grant such as should be O
verseers and Governours of the said
houses, a Corporation and authority
for the government of them: but also
required, that hee might bee accounted
as the chiefe Founder and Patron there
And for the furtherance of the said
K. Edward. the sixth Founder of the Hospitals in London.
and continuall maintenance of
the same; hee of his meere mercy and
goodnesse granted, that whereas (be
fore) certaine lands were given, to the
maintaining of the house of the Savoy,
founded by King Henry the seventh, for
the lodging of Pilgrims and Strangers,
and that the same was now made but a
loding for Loyterers, Vagabonds, and
Strumpets, that lay all day in the fields,
and at night were harboured there,
The Savoy lands surrendred to the King, and given to the City of London.
which was rather the maintenance of
beggary, than any reliefe to the poore:
gave the same lands, being first surren
dred by the Master and Fellowes there
(which lands were of the yeerly value
of 600. pounds) unto the City of Lon
, for the maintenance of the founda
tion aforesaid.
And for a further reliefe, a Petition
being made to the Kings Majesty, for a
licence to take in Mortmaine, or other
wise without licence, lands to a certaine
yeerly value, and a space left in the Pa
tent, for his Grace to put in what
summe it would please him: Hee loo
king on the voide place, called for pen
and inke, and with his own hand wrote
this summe, in these words, 4000.
Markes by the yeere, and then said in the
hearing of his Councell,
The words of a blessed King.
Lord, I yeeld
thee most hearty thankes, that thou hast gi
ven me life thus long, to finish this worke to
the glory of thy Name
. After which foun
dation established, he lived not above
two dayes: whose life would have been
wished equall to the Patriarkes, if it
had pleased GOD so to have prolon
ged it.
By example of the charitable act of
this vertuous young King, Sir W. Chester,
Knight, and Alderman of London, and
Io. Calthrop, Citizen and Draper of the
same City, at their owne proper costs
and charges, made the bricke wals and
way on the backe side, which leadeth
from the said new Hospitall, unto the
Hospitall of Saint Bartholomew, and al
so covered and vaulted the Town-ditch,
from Aldersgate to Newgate, which (be
fore) was very noysome, and contagious
to the said Hospitall.
This Hospitall being thus erected,
Rich. Castel, Shooma
, The Cocke of Westminster

and put into good order, there was one
Richard Castell, alias Casteller, Shooma
ker, dwelling in Westminster, a man of
great travaile and labour in his faculty
with his owne hands, and such a one as
was named, The Cocke of Westminster, be
cause both Winter and Summer hee
was at his worke before foure of the
clocke in the morning. This man thus
truely and painfully labouring for his
living, God blessed and increased his
labours so abundantly, that he purcha

sed lands and tenements in Westminster,
to the yeerly value of forty and foure
pounds. And having no childe, with
the consent of his wife (who survived
him, and was a vertuous good woman)
gave the same lands wholly to Christs
aforesaid, to the reliefe of the
Innocent and Fatherlesse Children, and
for the succour of the miserable, sore and
sicke, harboured in the other Hospitals
about London.
Saint Bartholomews Hospitall is incor
porated by the name of the Maior,
Communalty, and Citizens of the Ci
tie of London, Governours of the Hospi
tall for the poore, called Little Saint Bar
, neere to West Smithfield, of
the Foundation of King Henry the 8.
Christs Hospitall,
The in
on of the Hospitals of King Edward the sixth.
Bridewell, and Saint
Thomas the Apostle
in Southwarke, are
incorporated by the names of the Mai
or, Commonalty, and Citizens of the
City of London, Governours of the
Possessions, Revenues, and Goods of the
Hospitals of Edward King of England,
the sixth
, of Christ, Bridewell, and Saint
Thomas the Apostle
, &c.
The defaced Monuments in this
Church were these:
ments in Christs Church.
First, in the Quire,
of the Lady Margaret, daughter to Phi
, King of France
, and wife to Edward
the first
, Foundress of this new Church,
Of Isabel,
4. Queens buried In this Church.
Queene, wife to Edward
the second
, daughter to Philip, King of
France, 1358.
Ioane of the Tower, Queene of Scots,
wife to David Bruise, daughter to Ed
the second
, dyed in Hartford Ca
stle, and was buried by Isabel her mo
ther, 1362.3
William Fitzwaren, Baron, and Isabel
his wife, sometime Queene of the Isle
of Man.
Isabel, daughter to Edward the third,
wedded to Lord Couse, of France, after
created Earle of Bedford.
Beatrix, Duchesse of Britaine, daugh
ter to Henry the third.
Sir Robert Lisle, Baron, the Lady
, & Margaret de Rivers, Countesse
of Devon, all under one Stone.
Roger Mortimer, Earle of March, be
headed, 1329.
Patar, Bishop of Carbon in Hungary,
Gregory Rocksley, Maior, 1282.
Sir Iohn Devereux, Knight, 1385.
Iohn Hastings, Earle of Pembroke,
Margaret, daughter to Thomas Bro
, Earle Marshall, shee was Du
chesse of Northfolke, and Countesse
Marshall, and Lady Segrave, 1389.
Richard Havering, Knight, 1388.
Robert Trisilian, Knight, Chiefe Ju
stice, 1308.
Iohn Aubry, son to Iohn Maior of Nor
, 1361.
Iohn, Duke of Burbon, and Angue,
Earle of Claremond, Mountpencier, and
Baron Beangen, who was taken prisoner
at Agencourt, kept prisoner eighteene
yeeres, and deceased 1433.
Robert Chalons, Knight, 1439.
Margaret, daughter to Sir Iohn Phil
, first married to T. Santlor, Esquire,
and after, to Iohn Neyband, Esquire.
Sir Nicholas Brembar, Maior of Lon
, buried 1386.
Elizabeth Nevil, wife to Iohn, son and
heyre to Ralph, Earle of Westmerland, &
mother to Ralph Earle of Westmerland,
and daughter to Thomas Holland, Earle
of Kent,4 1423.
Edward Burnel, son to the Lord Bur
In Alhallowes Chappell; Iames Fines,
Lord Say, 1450. and Helenor his wife,
Iohn Smith, Bishop of Landaffe, 1478.
Iohn, Baron Hilton.
Iohn, Baron Clinton.
Richard Hastings, Knight, Lord of
Willoughby and Wells.
Thomas Burder, Esquire, beheaded,
Robert Lisle, sonne and heyre to the
Lord Lisle.
In our Lady Chappell: Iohn Gisors
of London, Knight, and Lord Maior.
Humfrey Stafford, Esquire, of Worce
, 1486.
Robert Bartram, Baron of Bothell.
Ralph Barons, Knight.
Thomas Beaumond, sonne and heyre
to Henry Lord Beaumond.
Iohn Butler, Knight.
Adam de Howton, Knight, 1417.
Reinfredo Arundel, Knight, 1460.
Thomas Covil, Esquire, 1422.
In the Apostles Chappell; Walter
, Knight of the Garter, and Lord
Mountjoy, Treasure of England, sonne
and heyre to T. Blunt, knight, Treasu
rer of Normandy, 1474.
E. Blunt, Lord Mountjoy, 1475.
Alice Blunt, Mountjoy, sometime wife
to Wil. Browne, Maior of London, and
daughter to H. Kebel, Maior, 1521.
Anne Blunt, daughter to I. Blunt,
knight, Lord Mountjoy, 1480.
Sir Allen Cheiny, knight, and Sir T.
, knight.
William Blunt, Esquire, son and heire
to Walter Blunt, Captaine of Gwynes,
Elizabeth Blunt, wife to Robert Cur
, Knight, 1494.
Iohn Blunt, Lord Mountjoy, Captaine
Gwynes and Hames, 1485.
Iohn Dinham, Baron, sometime Trea
surer of England, knight of the Garter,
Eleanor, Duchesse of Buckingham,
Iohn Blunt, knight, 1531.
Rowl. Blunt, Esquire, 1509.
Two sonnes of Allayne, Lord Cheiny,
and Iohn, sonne and heyre to the same
Lord Allayne Cheiny; knight.
Iohn Robsart, knight of the Garter,
Allayne Cheiny, knight.
Thomas Malory, knight, 1470.
Thomas Yong, a Justice of the Bench,
Iohn Baldwin, Fellow of Grayes Inne,
and Common Serjeant of London,
Walter Wrotsley, knight, of Warwick
shire, 1473.
Sir Stephen Iennings, Maior, 1523.
Thomas a Par, and Iohn Wiltwater,
slaine at Barnet field, 1471.
Nicholas Poynes, Esquire, 1512.
Robert Elkenton, knight, 1460.
Iohn Water, alias Yorke, Herald, 1520.
Iohn More, alias Nory, King of Arms,
George Hopton, knight, 1489.
Betweene the Quire and the Altar,
Ralph Spiganel, knight.
Iohn Moyle, Gentleman of Grayes
, 1495.
William Huddy, knight, 1501.
Iohn Cobham, a Baron of Kent.
Iohn Mortaine, knight.
Iohn Deyncort, knight.
Iohn Norbery, Esquire, high Treasu
rer of England.
Henry Norbery his son, Esquire.
Iohn Southlee, knight.
Tho. Lucy, knight, 1525.
Robert de la Rivar, son to Mauricius de
la Rivar
, Lord of Tormerton, 1457.
Io. Malmaynas, Esquire, and Tho. Mal
, knight.
Hugh Acton, Taylor, 1530.
Hugh Parsal knight, 1490.
Alexander Kirketon, knight, &c.
In the body of the Church; William
, Esquire, of Somersetshire, 1482.
Iohn Moyle, Gentleman, 1530.
Peter Champion, Esquire, 1511.
Io. Hart, Gentleman, 1449.
Alice Lat. Hungerford, hanged at Ty
for murdering her husband, 1523.
Edward Hall, Gentleman of Grayes
Iune, 1470.
Ri. Churchyard, Gentleman, Fellow
Grayes Inne, 1498.
Iohn Bramre, Gentleman of Grayes
, 1498.
Iohn Mortimer, knight, beheaded,
Henry Frowike, Alderman.
William Porter, Serjeant at Armes,
Tho. Grantham, Gentleman, 1511.
Edmond Rotheley, Gentleman, 1470.
Henry Roston, Gentleman of Grayes
, 1485.
Nicholas Mountgomery, Gentleman,

sonne to Io. Mountgomery of Northamp
tonshire, 1485.
Sir Ralph Sandwich, knight, Custos of
Iohn Treszawall, Gentleman, and
Taylor of London, 1520.
All these, and five times so many
more have beene buried there, whose
Monuments are wholly defaced: for
there were nine Tombes of Alabaster
and Marble, invironed with strikes of
Iron, in the Quire, and one Tombe in
the body of the Church, also coped
with Iron, all pulled downe, besides
sevenscore Grave-stones of Marble, all
sold for fifty pounds, or thereabouts
by Sir Martin Bowes, Goldsmith and
Alderman of London, of late time bu
ried there.
These two,
A faire Monumēt in the South wal of the Quire.
Sir Christopher Edmonds,
and, Dame Dorothy his wife, lived to
gether 44. yeeres, in perfect love and so
ciety: both servants to one Prince; and
in great credit both in the Court and
Country where they lived, both for their
Religion, fidelity to their Soveraigne, and
liberality to the Poore.
This is the Monument of Sir Christopher
, Knight, who was a domesti
call servant to the most sacred Queene
, both before her Coro
nation, and after, so long as he lived. He
was of great credit and estimation in his
Country, for his integrity of life, upright
nesse in justice, and hospitality, and
gave to this Hospitall of Christs Church
three hundred pounds, towards the main
tenance of the poore children. Hee lived
seventy and two yeeres, and died Anno
Domini, 1596
This is the interrement of Dame Dorothy
, wife to the said Sir Chri
, and daughter to Christopher
, Esquire; who also served the
most gracious Mayden-Queene, ELI
, being (ever since her Coro
nation, and before) of her most Honoura
ble Privy Chamber: who joyned with
the said Sir Christopher, her husband,
in the said gift of three hundred pounds
to this Hospitall, being a Legacie (onely
spoken of by him) and performed by her.
Times Triumph on the death of
Master Robert Rogers, who deceased
Anno. 1601. in the manner of a
Dialogue, between Time,
Death, and Rogers.
STand fairely encountred both,
A faire Monumēt close by, in the same wall.
Grave, Soveraigne Time;
Borne of Eternity,
Ages Father:
Prince of all Power; all
Powers on earth are thine,
That doest my Ruines
truest Records gather;
Lend thy consent, thy
helping hand to mine;
And Death will make Times
Soveraignty as great
As the three Sisters,
Ladies of sterne Fate.
Impartiall Death, Honours
respectlesse foe,
Grim, meager Caytife,
wherefore doest thou come?
Must Vertues children
to the slaughter goe,
In thy bloud-yawning
Cell to fill a roome?
Can none but they, quench
thy bloudy thirst? Death. No;
Rogers I come for: Time,
thou canst not save him,
This Dart must strike him,
and grim Death will have him.
Death, welcome; all by thee
(I know) must end;
Nor doe I care for
for longer life than this;
I thanke thee, thou hast stai’d
so long; (kinde friend.)
Sweere Time, be patient,
pardon mine amisse,
If I have time mis-spent;
alas, we all offend.
If, said I? yes, ’tis
certaine, sure I have;
For which offence (deare

Faringdon Ward within.
Time) I pardon crave.
Death, grant me this (sweet)
doe not kill him
Till I returne but
from the Destinies.
Dea. I cannot stay a moment.
Rog. Oh will him
(Grave Time) to strike me then:
I Death despise.
Dea. There lye thou dead.
Time. Thou canst not spill him:
Time shall erect a Trophee
of such fame,
That while Time lives,
dye shall not Rogers name.
TIMES Epitaph.
Give me an Adamantine Pen,
and Leafe of Brasse,
To character his name,
whose like nere was.
A single life he led,
loving to all,
The poore mans succour,
the reliefe of thrall:
Vertues example, guide
to eternall life;
In carriage courteous,
all devoid of strife.
Here lyeth he interred,
Rogers his name,
Times onely Sonne,
eternized by Fame.
Ougly Detraction, flye,
and blacke Oblivion, hence;
Whil’st Rogers dust lyes here,
Time will his fame commence.
Behold the Workes of God, done by
his Servant, Dame MARY
Vpon a Monumēt on a Pillar by the Tombe. First, on the one Table.
SHe hath given a yeerly mainte
nance for two Fellowes, and foure
Schoolers in Cambridge.
More, two Livings of good value,
when they shall become fit to supply
More, towards certaine Sermons to
be preached in this Church yeerly.
More, in Christs Hospitall a free Wri
ting-Schoole for poore mens children.
More, in the Country a free Gram
mar-Schoole for the poorer sort.
All which severall gifts before re
membred, are to continue yeerly
for ever.
Forma, Decus, Mores,
Sapientia, Res & Honores,
Morte ruunt subita;
vivit post funera Fama.
The rest of the godly Workes
done by this good Lady.
SHe hath given a worthy mainte
nance to the poore of Christs Hos
Secondly, on the o
ther Ta
More, a bountifull gift for the hea
ling of poore wounded Souldiers.
More, a liberall maintenance for ten
poore maimed Souldiers.
More, a liberall maintenance for ten
poore aged Widowes.
More, a bountifull gift to release
poore men out of prison.
More, a bountifull gift to relieve
poore men in prison.
More, a yeerly Stipend to poore
Maides Marriages.
More, to the reliefe of the Poore of
foure severall Parishes.
All which severall gifts are for
Her faith hath wrought, her Tree was
not barren. And yet an unprofitable
Servant. 1596.
Gamaliel Pye,
A faire plated stone in the Quire▪
under this Stone
doth lye in peace and rest,
Whose service to his Prince and Realm,
well knowne not to be least:
At Bullen, Muttrel, & each place else,
where then the King had warres,
Not any one that serv’d in Campe,
lesse feared wounds and scarres.
In age he liv’d in peace and love,
abhorring worlds inconstancy,
And chosen was eleven times
the Warden of his Company.
The poore, sicke, lame, abroad, at
home, his bounty ever felt,
But chiefly his owne Parishioners,
where threescore yeers he dwelt.
He held disdaine to brawle, or seeke

what others had to doe;
And with his wife he liv’d
full forty yeeres and two,
He liv’d devout, and dy’d devout,
the chiefest way to Heaven;
The complete date of this his life,
was fourescore yeers and seven.
Mole sub hac, si fortè roges
quis (Candide Lector)
Vel qualis recubat?
Vita pium, nomenque pium,
mors sancta piumque
Exhibet, & vita est,
nomine, morte Pius.
S. Memoriae.
Gualtero Haddono,
A faire Monumēt in the wal, at the upper end of the Chancell.
Equestri loco nato Iu
risconsulto, Oratori, Poetae celeberri
mo, Graecae, Latinaeque eloquentiae
sui temporis facilè principi, sapien
tia & sanctitate vitae, in id evecto, ut
Reginae Elizabethae à supplicum libel
lis Magister esset: Destinareturque
majoribus nisi fato immaturius cessis
set: Interim in omni gradu viro longè
eminentissimo, Coniugi suo optimo me
ritissimoque Anna Suttona, uxor eius
2. flens, moerens desiderii sui signum
posuit. Obiit Anno Salut. hum. 1572.
Aetatis 56.
Within this Grave enclosed here,
Anne Beaumont now doth rest,
A faire plated stone by the Com
munion Table.
A loving and a faithfull wife,
with many children blest.
She served God with zeale of truth,
and learn’d to flye from sinne;
And as she learn’d his holy will,
so liv’d and dy’d therein.
A friend to such as vertue sought,
a foe unto no wight;
A helpe to those that feared God,
with all her power and might.
The poore shall oft bewaile her want,
by whom they found reliefe;
VVhose minde with earnest care was bent,
to ease them of their griefe.
Thus happy she, that now is gone
from hence, reward to finde;
Vnhappy yet for such her friends,
as she hath left behinde:
But thrice unhappy for his losse,
that doth her praise rehearse;
A wofull praise unto her Sonne,
who wrote this dolefull Verse.
Anne, wife unto Nicholas Beaumont, of
Coleoverton, in Leicesteshire, E
squire, and daughter unto VVilliam
, of Welforde, in North
, Esquire, and halfe sister
unto Walter Haddon, Master of the
Requests, departed this life the 7. day of
September, An. Dom. 1581
. leaving be
hinde her sixe children.
Hic jacent corpora Wil. Drewe, Ar
mig. fil. Joh. Drewe, de Ken, in Com. Devon.
Another plated stone on the other side of the Table.
Armig. & Eliz. ux. ejus. fil. &
haered. Wil. Cecil. ac consang. & hae
red. Tho. Cecil. Armig. Quae quidem
Elizab. obiit 10. die Novemb. Anno
Dom. 1586
. Et praedict. Wil. Drewe
obiit, &c.
We dye to live, that liv’d to dye,
Through Jesus Christ, and so did I:
Which Christ, as I have loved best,
Among his Saints I trust to rest.
Vnder this Stone lyeth buried the body of
Robert Smith,
A faire plated stone in the South fide of the Quire.
Gentleman: who had
to his first wife, Elizabeth Reycroft,
by whom hee had issue three daugh
ters, viz. Margaret, Iulian, and
Ioane. And he had to his second wife,
Margaret Larkin, by whom hee had no
issue. The which Robert dyed the eighth
day of December, Anno Domini
. whose soule resteth with God.
Here lyeth buried Margaret,
A faire plated stone in the South Ile.
the wife of
Lawrence Hussie, Doctor of Law, and
daughter of sir Iohn White, Knight, for
her vertuous life, worthy of memory: who
dyed the third day of August, 1569.
D. Opt. Max. Laus.
Gulielmo Herberto, naturali F. Georgii
Herberti de Swansey,
A plated stone at entring into the Quire.
Militis, Ioan
nes eiusdem Georgii ex filio Nepos,
ac Sereniss. Elizabethae Angliae Re
ginae à supp. libellis. H. S. moesto ani
mo P. K. Ianuar. 1590.
Here lyeth the body of Iohn Tredwey, of
A Grave
stone in the North Chappell of the Quire.
in the County of Northamp
, Gentleman; who dyed the 10. day
of May, An. Dom. 1610
Rodolpho Waddingtono, huius scholae
per annos 48. Moderatori digniss.

Qui postquam una cum uxore sine
A small Monumēt erected in the Schoole wal, in the Cloyster, where (ac
cording to his de
sire) he lyeth bu
anno 47. suavissimè degisset,
An. aetatis 84. An. Dom. 1614. Aug.
. in Domino placidè obdormivit.
Ioanna uxor ejus moestiss. posuit.
Hic Waddingtonus tenui
requiescit in urna,
Nestor verè annis,
& gravitate Cato.
Tullius eloquio, Damon
sincerus amico,
Et par praeceptis
(Quintiliane) tibi.
Dulcis, amoenus, amans,
cultis, praestante, probata,
Vir, Vates, Coniux,
Moribus, Arte, Fide.
Tales secla puto paucos
antiqua dedissnet:
Postera non multos
secla datura pares.
Angligenae hunc peperit
Londinum gloria gentis,
Aetona huic Artis
semina prima dedit.
Granta tulit segetem
fructum{que} tumescere fecit,
Londini Messes
Orphana turba tulit.
From this Church, West to Newgate,
is of this Ward.
Now for the South side of this Ward,
beginning again at the Crosse in Cheap,
from thence to Friday street, and downe
that street, on the VVest side, till over
against the North-west corner of Saint
Matthewes Church
. And on the VVest
side, to the South corner of the said
Church, which is wholly in the VVard
of Faringdon
. This Church hath these
few Monuments:
Thomas Pole, Goldsmith, 1395.
Rob Iohnson, Goldsmith, Alderman,
Iohn Twiselton, Goldsmith, Alder
man, 1525.
Ralph Allen, Grocer, one of the She
riffes, deceased 1546.
Anthony Gamage, Ironmonger, one of
the Sheriffes, deceased 1579.
Iohn Mabbe, Chamberlaine of Lon
, &c.
Allen at Condit, and Thomas Warling
founded a Chauntry there.
Sir Nicholas Twiford, Goldsmith,
Maior, gave to that Church an House,
with the appurtenances, called the Grif
fon on the Hope
, in the same street.
Anthony Cage entombed
A comely Monumēt in the wall, on the Chan
cels South side.
doth rest,
Whose wisedome still
prevail’d the Common-weale:
A man with Gods good
gifts so amply blest,
That few, or none,
his doings may impleale.
A man unto the widow
and the poore,
A comfort and
a succour evermore.
Three wives he had,
of credit and of fame:
The first of them,
Elizabeth, that hight;
VVho buried here, brought
to this Cage by name,
Seventeene young Plants,
to give his Table light.
The second wife (for her
part) brought him none;
The third and last,
no more but only one.
He deceased the 24. day of Iune, An
no Domini, 1583
In the midst of this Quire lyeth the body of
Gaius Newman,
A faire Monumēt in the North wal of the Chancell.
Citizen and Gold
smith of London, of the age of 66. yeers.
Hee had issue by his wife Anne, the
daughter of Nicholas Cullum, of Lon
, Merchant-Taylor, 7. sonnes and 5.
daughters, Gabriel, Gaius, Robert,
Nicholas, Francis, Thomas
, and
Hugh; Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, Sa
, and Iudith. He deceased the third
day of March, 1613
Here lyeth buried the body of Iohn Perte,
Another Monumēt in the same wall.

Citizen and Fishmonger of London;
who tooke to wife Elizabeth Eyre, the
daughter of Henry Eyre, Citizen and
Skinner of Lond. by whom he had issue
one only daughter, named Mary. The
said Iohn deceased the tenth day of Octo
ber, Anno Domini 1604
. being aged
51. yeeres.
As Man liveth,
A Plate in the South wal of the Chancell.
so he dyeth;
As Tree falleth, so it lyeth:
Doth argue restfull blisse at last.
Obiit Anno à partu Virginis Mariae,
1596. Mens. Ianuar. die 11.
Anno Reg. Reginae Elizabethae, 39.
Aetatis suae, 54.
From this Friday streete; West to the
Old Exchange, a streete so called, of the
Kings Exchange there kept, which was
for the receit of Bullion, to bee coyned.
For Henry the third, in the sixth yeere
of his reigne
, wrote to the Scabines and
men of Ipre, that hee and his Councell
had given prohibition, that none, Eng
lishmen, or other, should make change
of Plate, or other Masse of Silver, but
only in his Exchange at London, or at
Canturbury. Andrew Bukerell then had
to farme the Exchange of England, and
was Maior of London in the reigne of
Henry the third. Iohn Somercote had the
keeping of the Kings Exchange over all
England. In the eighth of Edward the
, Gregory Rocksly was keeper of the
said Exchange for the King. In the fifth
of Edward the second
, William Hausted
was keeper thereof. And in the 18. Ro
ger de Frowicke
, &c.
These received the old Stamps, or
Coyning-Irons, from time to time, as
the same were worne, & delivered new
to all the Mints in England, as more at
large in another place I have noted.
This streete beginneth by West Cheape
in the North, and runneth downe South
to Knight-Rider streete; that part there
of which is called Old Fish-streete: But
the very Housing and Office of the Ex
change & coynage
, was about the midst
thereof, South from the East gate that
entreth Pauls Church-yard,5 and on the
VVest side, in Baynards Castle Ward.
On the East side of this Lane, be
twixt West Cheape and the Church of St.
, Henry Walleis, Maior, (by li
cence of Edward the first) builded one
row of houses, the profits rising of
them, to be imploied on London Bridge.
The Parish Church of St. Augustine,
and one house next adjoyning, in Wathe
ling streete
, is of this Ward called Fa
. This is a faire Church, and
lately well repaired, wherein be Monu
ments remaining, of H. Reade, Armou
rer, one of the Sheriffes, 1450.
Robert Bellesdon, Haberdasher, Maior,
Wil. Dere, one of the Sheriffes, 1450.
Robert Raven, Haberdasher, 1500.
Thomas Apleyard, Gentleman, 1515.
William Moncaster, Merchant-Tailor,
Wil. Holt, Merchant-Taylor, 1544.
Hic jacet Magister Robertus Bursted, Bac
calaurius Iuris civilis,
A plated stone un
der the Commu
nion Ta
& hujus Ecclesiae
quondam Rector. Qui obiit 16. die mens.
Augusti, An. Dom. 1417
. Cujus, &c.
Hic jacet Magister Iohannes Battaill, quon
dam Rector huius Ecclesiae.
The like stone by the other.
Qui obiit
Anno Domini, 1426. sexto die Mensis
, Cuius, &c.
Ecce ut defuncti
cineres mirere beates,
Ecce in tantillo
temporis quantus honor.
Dudum vita mihi fuerat,
quae patria mundus,
Sed mihi jam Coelum
Patria, vita Deus.
Dudum mortis eram
peccato victima, sed jam
quantus honor?
Hic requiescit in pace corpus Roberti Brett,
A small Monumēt in the East end of the Quires South Ile.

Civis & Mercatoris-Scissoris London,
filii & haeredis Roberti Brett, de Whit
stanton, in Com. Somerset, Armig. Qui
uxorem duxit Elizabeth, filiam Regi
naldi Highgati, Armig. Ex ea genuit
11. filios, & 3. filias, è quibus 4. filii
& 1. silia superstites sunt. Idem Robertus
& Elizabetha in sancto conjugii statu
31. An. vixerunt. Et obiit 9. Aprilis, An.
Domini, 1586
. Aetatis 63.
Hunc Tumulum propriis sumptibus fi
eri fecit Elizabeth uxor ejus, 10. die
Septemb. Anno Domini, 1596
. Cum
jam post obitum marti praedicti, de
cem annos viduam vixisset, atque
hic etiam sepeliri decrevit, quando.
cunque Deo placuerit ex hac natu
rali vita tollere.
Here resteth the body of Edward VViat,
A faire plated stone at the en
trance into the Quire.

late of Tillingham, in the County of
Essex, Esquire, who deceased the 24. of
August 1571
. He had one onely wife,
Mary, the daughter of Sir VVilliam
, of Smalbridge, in the

County of Suffolke, Knight, by whom
hee had issue three sonnes and foure
daughters; but all his said children dy
ed young, except one sonne, named Ed
, whom hee left behinde him alive,
about the age of eleven yeeres. His said
wife, his Executrix, caused this Monu
ment to be made.
Hic jacet Richardus Warner, dum vix
it, Cives Civitatis London, ac quon
dam Magister Fraternitatis Sancti
Joannis Baptistae, Scissor, in Civit.
praedict. & Margareta uxor ejus.
Qui quidem Richardus obiit 18. die
Mens. Januarii, Anno Domini, 1476
One faire stone for both these, in the body of the Church.
Here lieth Richard Coxe, sometime Citi
zen and Skinner of London, which de
ceased the eight day of March, Anno
Domini, 1467
. And Agnes his wife;
the which deceased the 13. day of April,
Anno Dom. 1472
Then in the North Church-yard of
, in the which standeth the Ca
thedrall Church, first founded by Ethel
King of Kent, about the yeere of
Christ, 610. He gave thereto lands, as
appeareth: Aethelbertus, Rex, Deo inspi
rante, pro animae suae remedio, dedit Epi

Melito terram quae appellatur Til
lingeham, ad Monasterii sui solatium, sci
Doctoris Gentium.
S. Pauli: & ego Rex Aethelbertus
ita firmiter concedo tibi praesuli Melito
potestatem ejus habendi & possidendi, ut
in perpetuum in Monasterii utilitate per
maneat; &c.
Athelstan, Edgar, Edward
the Confessor
, and others also, gave
lands thereunto. William the Conque
gave to the Church of Saint Paul,
and to Mauricius, then Bishop, and his
successors, the Castle of Stortford, with
the appurtenances, &c. He also confir
med the gifts of his Predecessors, in
these words: Omne 1. Rex Angl. Clamo
quietas in perpetuum, 24. Hidas quas Rex

Aethelbert dedit S. Paulo juxta murum

London, &c.
The Charter of King
William the Conquerour, exemplified
in the Tower, Englished thus:
William, by the grace of God, King of
Englishmen, to all his wel beloved French
and English people, greeting. Know yee,
that I doe give unto God and the Church of
Saint Paul
of London, and to the Rectors
and Servitors of the same, in all their
Lands which the Church hath, or shall
have, within Borough, and without, Sack
and Sock, Thole and The, Infangtheefe,
and Grithbriche, and all free, Ships by
Sea, and by Land, on Tide, and off Tide,
and all the Rights that into them Christen
dome by rad and more speake, and on Bu
right hamed, and on Buright worke, afore
all the Bishoprickes in mine Land, and on
each other mans Land. For I will, that the
Church in all things be as free, as I would
my Soule to bee in the day of Iudgement.
Witnesses, Osmond our Chancellour, Lan
the Archbishop of Canturbury, and
T. Archbishop of Yorke, Roger, Earle of
Shrewsbury, Alane the County, Geffrey
de Magna villa
, and Ralph Peverel.
In the yeere 1087. this Church of S.
was burnt with fire, and therewith
the most part of the Citie: which fire
began at the entrie of the West gate,
and consumed the East gate. Mauricius,
on of the new Church of S. Paul builded.

then Bishop, began therefore the foun
dation of a new Church of S. Paul; a
worke, that men (of that time) judged
would never have beene finished, it was
to them so wonderfull, for length and
breadth; and also the same was builded
upon Arches (or Vaults) of stone, for de
fence of fire; which was a manner of
worke (before that time) unknowne to
the people of this Nation, and then
brought in by the French:
Stone brought from Cane in Nor
and the stone
was fetcht from Cane in Normandy. This
Mauricius deceased in the yeere, 1107.
Richard Beaumor succeeded him in the
Bishopricke, who did wonderfully in
crease the said Church, purchasing (of
his own cost) the large Streets & Lanes
about it, wherein were wont to dwell
many Lay-people; which ground hee
began to compasse about with a strong
wall of stone,
Wall a
bout Pauls Church-yard.
and gates. King Henry
the first
gave to the said Richard so
much of the Mote (or Wall) of the Ca
stle, on the Thames side, to the South, as
should bee needfull to make the said
Wall of the Church, and so much as
should suffice to make a Wall without
the way on the North side, &c.
It should seeme, that this Richard in
closed but two sides of the said Church
or Cemitory of Saint Paul
, to wit, the
South and North side: for King Edw. the
, in the 10. of his reigne
, granted,

that the said Church-yard should bee
inclosed with a wall, where it wanted,
for the Murthers and Robberies that
were there committed.
The com
mon Bell in Pauls Church-yard, rung for the calling together of the Ci
tizens to their Folke-motes.
But the Citi
zens then claimed the East part of the
Church-yard, to be the place of assem
bly to their Folke-motes; and that the
great Steeple, there situate, was to that
use, their common Bell, which being
there rung, all the Inhabitants of the
City might heare and come together.
They also claimed the West side, that
they might there assemble themselves
together, with the Lord of Baynards
, for view of their Armour, in
defence of the City. This matter was in
the Tower of London referred to Harvi
us de Stanton
, and his fellow Iustices Ite
: but I finde not the decision or
judgement of that controversie.
True it is, that Edward the third, in
the 17. of his reigne
, gave commande
ment for the finishing of that VVall:
which was then performed, and to this
day it continueth; although now on
both the sides (to wit, within and with
out) it be hidden with dwelling houses.
Richard Beaumor deceased in the yeere
1127. and his successors (in processe of
time) performed the worke begun.
The Steeple of this Church was buil
ded and finished in the yeere 1222.
Pauls stee
Crosse on the said Steeple fell downe,
and a new was set up in the yeere 1314.
The new worke of Pauls (so called) at
the East end above the Quire,
The new worke of Paul in the East.
was be
gun in the yeer 1251. Henry Lacy, Earle
of Lincolne, Constable of Chester, and
Custos of England, in his time was a
great Benefactor to this worke, and was
there buried, in the yeere 1310. Also
Ralph Baldocke, Bishop of London, in his
life time gave 200. Markes to the buil
ding of the said new worke, and left
much by his Testament towards the fi
nishing thereof: hee deceased in the
yeere 1313. and was buried in the La
dy Chappell
. Also the new worke of
Pauls, to wit, the crosse Iles, were begun
to be new builded in the yeere 1256.
Pauls stee
ple fired by Light
first of February, in the yeere
. about two of the clocke in the af
ternoone, the Steeple of Pauls was fired
by Lightning, in the midst of the Shaft
or Spire, both on the West side, and on
the South: but by labour of many well
disposed people, the same (to appea
rance) quenched with Vineger; so that
all men withdrew themselves to their
houses, praysing God. But between 8.
and 9. of the clocke in the same night,
the fire burst out againe more fervently
than before, and did much hurt to the
Lead and Timber, till by the great la
bour of the Maior and people that came
thither, it was throughly quenched.
This Steeple was repaired in the yeer
1462. and the Weather-cocke againe
Pauls stee
ple repai
Robert Godwin winding it up,
the rope brake, and hee was destroyed
on the Pinacles, and the Cocke was sore
brused. But Burchwood (the Kings Plum
mer) set it up againe.
Weather-cocke of Pauls stee
Since the which
time, needing reparation, it was both
taken down, and set up in the yeer 1553.
At which time it was found to bee of
Copper, gilt over, and the length, from
the bill to the taile, being 4. foote, and
the breadth over the wings 3. foot and a
halfe, it weighed 40. l. the Crosse, from
the Bole, to the Eagle (or Cock) was 15.
foote and 6. inches of assise; the length
thereof, overthwart, was 5. foot and 10.
inches, and the compasse of the Bole
was 9. foot and 1. inch. The inner body
of this Crosse was Oake, the next cover
was Lead, and the outermost was of
Copper, red varnished. The Bole and
Eagle, or Cocke, were of Copper, and
gilt also.
Height of the stee
The height of the Steeple was
520. foot, whereof the stone-worke was
260. foot, and the Spire was likewise
260. foote.
Length of Pauls Church.
The length of the whole
Church, is 240. Taylors yards, which
make 720. foot. The breadth thereof is
130. foot: And the height of the body
of that Church, is 150. foot.
This Church hath a Bishop,
nors of this Church.
a Deane,
a Presentor, Chancellour, Treasurer,
and five Archdeacons, to wit, of Lon
, Middlesex, Essex, Colchester
, and
Saint Albans: It hath Prebendaries
thirty, Canons twelve, Vicars Corall
sixe, &c.
The Colledge of Petty Canons there,
was founded by King Richard the se
, in honour of Queene Anne his
wife, and of her Progenitors, in the se
venteenth of his reigne
. Their Hall and
Lands was then given unto them, as ap
peareth by the Patent, Master Robert
then being Master thereof.

In the yeere 1408. the Petty Canons then
building their Colledge, the Maior and
Communalty granted them their Wa
ter-courses, and other easements.
There was also one great Cloyster,
Great Cloystry of Pauls.

on the North side of this Church, invi
roning a plot of ground, of old time cal
led Pardon Church-yard; whereof Tho
mas More
, Deane of Pauls, was eyther
the first Builder, or a most especiall Be
nefactor, and was buried there.
About this Cloyster, was artificially
and richly painted the Dance of Macha
Dance of Pauls.
or Dance of Death, commonly
called the Dance of Pauls; the like
whereof was painted about S. Innocents
Cloyster at Paris in France: the Meeters
or Poesie of this Dance were translated
out of French into English by Iohn Lid
, Monke of Bury, the Picture of
Death leading all estates; at the dis
pence of Ienken Carpenter, in the reigne
of Henry the sixth
. In this Cloyster
were buried many persons, some of
Worship, and others of Honour: The
Monuments of whom, in number and
curious workmanship, passed all other
that were in that Church.
Over the East Quadrant of this Cloy
Library of Pauls.
was a faire Library, builded at the
costs and charges of Walter Sherington,
Chancellour of the Duchy of Lancaster,
in the reigne of Henry the sixth: which
hath beene well furnished with faire
written bookes in Vellam; but few of
them now doe remaine there.
In the midst of this Pardon Church-yard, was also a faire Chappell, first
founded by Gilbert Becket, Portgrave,
and principall Magistrate of this City,
in the reigne of King Stephen, who was
there buried. Thomas More, Deane of
Pauls, before named, re-edified or new
builded this Chappell, and founded
three Chaplaines there, in the reigne of
Henry the fifth
In the yeere 1549. on the tenth of
, the said Chappell, by comman
dement of the Duke of Somerset, was
begun to bee pulled downe, with the
whole Cloystrie, the Dance of Death,
the Tombes and Monuments: so that
nothing thereof was left, but the bare
Plot of ground, which is since conver
ted into a Garden for the Petty Ca
There was also a Chappell at the
North doore of Pauls
, founded by the
same Walter Sherington, by licence of
Henry the sixth, for two, three, or foure
Chaplaines, indowed with 40. l. by the
yeere. This Chappell also was pulled
down in the reigne of Edw. the sixth, &
in place thereof a faire house builded.
There was furthermore a faire Chap
pell of the holy Ghost
in Pauls Church,
on the North side, founded in the yeere
1400. by Roger Holmes, Chancelor and
Prebendary of Pauls, for Adam Bery, Al
derman and Maior of London, 1364.
Iohn Wingham
and others, for seven
Chaplaines, and called Holmes his Col
. Their common Hall was in Pauls
on the South side, neere
unto a Carpenters yard. This Colledge
was with others suppressed in the reigne
of Edward the sixth
. Then under the
Quire of Pauls is a large Chappell, first
dedicated to the name of IESV, foun
ded, or rather confirmed the 37. of Hen.
the 6
. as appeareth by his Patent therof,
dated at Crowdowne to this effect:
Many Liege-men and Christian people,
having begun a Fraternity and Guild to the
honour of the most glorious name of Iesu
our Saviour, in a place called the
Crowds of the Cathedrall Church of Pauls
in London, which hath continued long
time peaceably, till now of late: whereupon
they have made request, and we have taken
upon us the name and charge of the founda
tion, to the laud of Almighty God, the Fa
ther, the Son, and the holy Ghost, and especi
ally to the honour of Iesu, in whose honour
the Fraternity was begun, &c.
The King ordained William Say, then
Deane of Pauls, to bee the Rector, and
Richard Ford (a Remembrancer in the
Exchequer) and Henry Bennis (Clarke of
his Privie Seale) the Gardians of these
Brothers & Sisters; they and their suc
cessors to have a common seale, licence
to purchase lands or tenements, to the
value of 40. l. by the yeere, &c.
This foundation was confirmed by
Henry the seventh, the 22. of his reigne,
to Doctor Collet, then Deane of Pauls,
Rector there, &c. And by Henry the 8.
the 27. of his reigne
, to Richard Pace,
then Deane of Pauls, &c.
At the West end of this Iesus Chap
, under the Quire of Pauls, also was

and is a Parish Church of S. Faith, com
monly called Saint Faith under Pauls,
which served (as still it doth) for the
Stationers, and others dwelling in Pauls
, Pater noster Row, and the
places neere adjoyning.
The said Chappell of Iesus, being sup
pressed in the reigne of Edward the 6.
the Parishioners of S. Faiths Church
were removed into the same, as to a
place more sufficient for largenesse and
lightsomnesse, in the yeere 1551. and
so it remaineth.
The Monuments there are these:
Here buried is Elizabeth,
A fair pla
ted stone over a Vault in the East end of the Church.
of honour worthy Dame,
Her Husband erst Lord Shandoys was,6
her Sonne hath now like name:7
Her Father was of Wilton Lord,8
a Gray of puissant fame,
Her Brother left with us behinde,9
now Lord is of the same.
Her vertuous life yet still doth live,
her honour shall remaine,
Her corps, though it be growne to dust,
her Soule the heavens containe,
Quae obiit 29. die Decembris,
Ann. Dom. 1559
A faire plated stone neere to the former
Thomas Mond, Esquire by birth,
doth under buried lye,
To shew, that men (by Natures Law)
are borne to live and dye:
In Shropshire at the Mindtowne borne,
the time we here prefixe,
And dyed the seventh of February,
in Anno, seventy sixe.
Threescore and seven yeeres he saw,
though body lye in Tombe:
His soule (immortall) lives in heaven,
by Gods eternall doome.
Natus octavo Mensis Julii, 1510.
Obiit septimo Februarii, 1576.
Here under this stone resteth, in the mercy
of God,
Another stone close adjoyning
the body of M. Thomas Dock
, Notary, late one of the Proctors of
the Arches, Citizen and Stationer of
London, and Anne his wife. The which
Thomas deceased the 23. day of Iune,
An. Dom. 1559
. &c.
Cur Sacerdos eram,
jam factus vile cadaver?
Et cito pulvis erit:
This stone is covered with a Pew, that nothing can bee seene but these ver
Quaeso memento mei.
Siste gradum qui me
teris hic, & funde precatus
Me Deus ut levet hinc,
ducat ad usque Polum.
William Babham, and Alice Butcon
his wife, An. Dom. 1577.
In the middle Ile a faire pla
ted stone.
Lo here the certaine end
of every mortall one,
Behold, alive to day,
to morrow dead and gone.
Live well, so endlesse life
(by death) you shall obtaine,
Nought lose the good by death,
since life thereby they gaine.
Dum mihi persuasi
me quaesivi{que} salutem,
A faire plated stone in the Chan
En morior dixit,
nam Deus esse diem:
Non equidem invideo,
peccati debita merces,
Cum sit mors nostri,
cum reus omnis homo,
Cum{que} operum requires,
& sit mihi vita perennis,
In Christo morior,
mors mihi gratus adest,
Quem mors sic raputi;
Cujus sunt ista sepulchra
Si quaeras, subsunt
quae tibi cuncta notant.
Lodovicus Nicols, Civis London, fili
lius tertius Thomae Nicols, North
hamptoniensis hic sepelitur. Obiit
22. Aprilis, 1592. Anno Aetatis
suae, 28.
Ad vocem Tubae resurgent mortui.
Here lyeth the body of George Whitgift,
Another stone in the Chan

Esquire, one of the naturall brothers of
Iohn Whitgift, late Lord Archbishop
of Canturbury: which George deceased
the 19. day of April, An. Dom. 1611.
so sometime was my name,
Vpon a brasse plate fixed on a Pillar by the Tombe in the open Church beneath
Whiles I alive
did run my mortall race,
Serving a Prince
of most immortall fame,
who of his Princely grace,

In his Chappell
allowed me a place.
By whose favour,
from Gentleman t’Esquire,
I was prefer’d,
with worship for my hire.
With wives three
I joyned wedlocke band,
Which (all alive)
true lovers were to me:
for so they came to hand,
VVhat needeth praise,
regarding their degrees?
In wively truth
none stedfast more could be.
VVho though in earth
death’s force did once dissever,
Heaven yet (I trust)
shall joyne us all together.
O Lambe of God,
which sinne didst take away,
And (as a Lambe)
wast offered up for sinne;
VVhere I (poore Lambe)
went from thy flocke astray,
Yet thou (good Lord)
vouchsafe thy Lambe to winne
Home to thy Fold,
and hold thy Lambe therein?
That at the Day, when
Lambes and Goats shall sever,
Of thy choice Lambes,
Lambe may be one for ever.
Vnder which remembrance there are two
Verses more added,
The bene
volence is given eve
ry Friday ordinarily through-out the yeere.
containing both a pe
tition, and an injunction of duety to the
poore, who weekely receive their allow
ance, at the hands or appointment of the
Worshipfull Company of Sationers: To
whom he bearing great affection, and ha
ving also no small affiance in them, made
them his disposers and Stewards in that
behalfe. The Verses are these:
I pray you all
that receive bread and pence,
To say the Lords Prayer
before you goe hence.
As for the Verses engraven upon the
upper stone of the Tombe, they are
As I was, so are ye,
As I am, you shall be.
That I had, that I gave,
That I gave, that I have.
Thus I end all my cost,
That I left, that I lost.
Then was there on the North side of
this Church-yard,
Charnell-house with a Chappel▪
a large Charnell-house
for the bones of the dead, and o
ver it a Chappell of an old foundation,
such as followeth:
In the yeere 1282. the 10. of Edward
the first
, it was agreed, that Henry Wal
, Maior, and the Citizens, for the
cause of shops by them builded, without
the wall of the Church-yard, should as
signe to God, and to the Church of S.
, tenne Markes of rent by the yeere
for ever, towards the new building of a
Chappell of the blessed Virgin Mary,
and also to assigne five Markes of yeere
ly rent to a Chaplaine to celebrate
Moreover, in the yeere 1430. the 8.
of Henry the sixth
, licence was granted
to Ienken Carpenter (Executor to Richard
to establish upon the said
Charnell, a Chaplaine, to have eight
Markes by the yeere. Then was also in
this Chappell two Brotherhoods. Ro
bert Barton
, Henry Barton
, Maior, and
Thomas Mirfin, Maior, all Skinners,
were intombed, with their Images
of Alabaster over them, grated or
cooped about with iron, before the said
Chappell; all which was pulled down
in the yeere 1549. The bones of the
dead, couched up in a Charnell, under
the Chappell, were conveyed from
thence into Finsbury field, (by report of
him who paid for the carriage) amoun
ting to more than one thousand Cart
loads, and there laid on a moorish
ground, in short space after raised by
soylage of the Citie upon them, to
beare three Milles. The Chappell and
Charnell were converted into dwelling
houses, ware-houses, and Sheds before
them, for Stationers in place of the
In the East part of this Church-yard
standeth Pauls Schoole, lately new
builded, and endowed in the yeere
1512. by Iohn Collet, Doctor of Divini
ty, and Deane of Pauls, for 153. poore

mens children to be taught free in the
same Schoole, for which he appointed
a Master, a Surmaster or Vsher, and a
Chaplaine, with large stipends for e
ver, committing the oversight thereof
to the Masters, Wardens and Assistants
of the Mercers in London, because hee
was sonne to Henry Collet, Mercer, some
time Maior. He left to these Mercers
Lands, to the yeerely value of 120. l. or
Neere unto this Schoole, on the
North side thereof,
Clochier in Pauls Church-yard.
was (of old time) a
great and high Clochier, or Bell-house,
foure square, builded of stone, and in
the same a most strong frame of timber,
with foure Bels, the greatest that I have
heard; these were called Iesus Bels, and
belonged to Iesus Chappell, but I know
not by whose gift. The same had a great
spire of timber, covered with Lead,
with the Image of Saint Paul on the
top, but was pulled downe by Sir Miles
, Knight, in the reigne of Hen
the eighth
. The common speech
then was, that hee did set one hundred
pounds, upon a cast at Dice against it,
and so wonne the said Clochier & Bels
of the King: and then causing the Bels
to be broken as they hung, the rest was
pulled downe. This man was afterward
executed on the Tower hill, for matters
concerning the Duke of Summerset, the
fifth of Edward the sixth.
In place of this Clochier, of old time,
the common Bell of the Citie was used
to be rung,
Common Bell of the City.
for the assembly of the Ci
tizens to their Folke-motes, as I have
before shewed.
About the middest of this Church-yard, is a Pulpit-crosse of timber, moun
ted upon steps of stone, and covered
with Lead, in which are Sermons prea
ched by learned Divines, every Sunday
in the fore-noone. The very antiquity
of which Crosse is to me unknowne.
I read, that in the yeere 1259. King
Henry the third
commanded a generall
Assembly to be made at this Crosse,
where he in proper person commanded
the Maior, that on the next day follow
ing, he should cause to be sworne before
the Aldermen, every Stripling, of 12.
yeeres of age, or upward, to be true to
the King and his heires, Kings of Eng
Also, in the yeere 1262. the same
King caused to be read at Pauls Crosse,
a Bull, obtained from Pope Vrban the
, as an absolution for him, and for
all that were sworne to maintaine the
Articles made in Parliament at Oxford.
Also, in the yeere 1299. the Deane
of Pauls accursed, at Pauls Crosse, all
those which had searched in the Church
of S. Martin in the field
, for an hoord
of gold, &c.
This Pulpit-crosse was by tempest of
lightning and thunder, defaced. Thomas
, Bishop of London, new builded
it, in forme as it now standeth.
In the yeere 1561. the fourth of Iune,
betwixt the houres of three and foure
of the clocke in the afternoon,
Pauls stee
ple and Church newly burne.
the great
spire of the steeple of S. Pauls Church,
was fired by lightning, which brake
forth (as it seemed) two or three yards
beneath the foot of the Crosse, and from
thence it burnt downeward the spire to
the battlements, stone-worke, and Bels,
so furiously, that within the space of 4▪
houres, the same steeple, with all the
roofes of the Church, were consumed,
to the great sorrow and perpetuall re
membrance of the beholders. After this
mischance, the Queenes Majestie dire
cted her Letters to the Maior,
Speedy repairing of Pauls Church.
him to take order for speedy repairing
of the same: And she, of her gracious
disposition, for the furtherance thereof,
did presently give and deliver in gold,
The Queenes gift.

one thousand Markes; with a warrant
for a thousand Loads of Timber, to be
taken out of her Woods, or else-where.
The Citizens also gave first a great
benevolence, and after that three Fif
teenes to be speedily paid.
The Clergie of England, within the
Province of Canturbury,
granted the
fortieth part of the value of their Bene
fices, charged with first fruits; the thir
tieth part of such as were not so char
ged; but the Clergie of London Dio
ces, granted the thirtieth part of all
that payed first fruits, and the twentieth
part of such as had paid their fruits.
Six Citizens of London, and two Pe
tie Canons of Pauls Church, had charge
to further and oversee the worke, wher
in such expedition was used, that with
in one Moneth next following the bur
ning thereof, the Church was covered

with boords and lead, in manner of a
false roofe against the weather, and be
fore the end of the said yeere, all the
said Iles of the Church were framed out
of new timber, covered with lead, and
fully finised.
The same yeere also, the great roofes
of the West and East ends were framed
out of great timber in Yorkshire, brought
thence to London by Sea, and set up,
and covered with lead, the North and
South ends were framed of timber, and
covered with lead, before April, 1566.
Concerning the Steeple, divers mo
dels were devised and made, but little
else was done, through whose default
God knoweth: it was said, that the mo
ney appointed for the new building of
the Steeple, was collected.
Monuments in this Church, be these:
ments in Pauls
as I read of Erkenwalde, Bishop
of London, buried in the old Church, a
bout the yeere of Christ, 700. whose
body was translated into the new work,
in the yeere 1140. being richly shri
ned, above the Quire, behinde the high
Sebba, or Seba, King of the East Sa
, was first buried in the old Church,
afterward removed into the new, and
laid in a coffin of stone, or gray Marble,
having this Inscription hanging by it:
Hic jacet Sebba,
Church. At the en
trance of the north side or Ile of the Quire.
Rex orientalium Saxonū,
qui conversus fuit ad fidem per Erken
, Londonens. Episcopum, Anno
Christi, 677. Vir multum Deo devo
tus, actibus religiosis, crebris precibus, &
piis Eleemosynarum fructibus plurimum
intentus, vitam privatam & Monasti
cam cunctis Regni divitiis & honoribus
praeferens. Qui cum regnasset Ann. 30.
habitum Religiosum accepit, per benedi
ctionem Waltheri Londinensis Antistitis,
qui praefato Erkenwaldo successit. De quo
Venerabilis Beda, in Historia Gentis An
glorum, &c.
Ethelred, King of the West Saxons,
was like wise buried in the old Church,
and after removed, lying next unto King
Sebba, and this Inscription fastned by
Hic jacet Ethelredus, Anglorum Rex,
filius Edgari Regis,
In ano
ther cof
fin of gray Marble by the other.
cui in die consecrati
onis hic post impositam Coronam,
Ethelred, sirnamed the unrea
S. Dunstanus Cantuar. Archiepiscopus
dira praedixisse his verbis: Quoniam a
spirasti ad Regnum per mortem fratris
tui, in cujus sanguine conspiraverunt An
gli, cum ignominiosa Matre tui: Non
deficiet Gladius de domo tua, saeviens in
te omnibus vitae tuae, interficiens
de semine tuo, quousque Regnum tuum
transferatur in Regnum alienum, cujus
ritum & linguam, gens cui praesides non
novit; nec expiabitur, nisi longa vindi
cta peccatum tuum, & peccatum Ma
tris tuae, & peccata virorum, qui inter
fuêre consilio illius nequam. Quae sicut
à viro sancto praedicta erant, evenerunt:
Nam Ethelredus variis praeliis per Suanū
Danorum Regem, filium{que} suum Canutū
fatigatus & fugatus, ac tandem Londini
arcta obsidione conclusus, miserè diem o
biit, Anno Dominicae Incarnationis,
1017. postquam Annis 36. in magna
tribulatione regnasset.
William Norman, Bishop of London,
in the reignes of the Kings, Edward the
, and William the Conqueror, de
ceased Anno 1070. and was after newly
buried in the body of the Church, with
this Epitaph or Memory:
Gulielmo, viro sapientia & vitae sanctitate claro,
Being first buri
ed in the Quire, & afterward removed into the body of the Church, at the Citi
zens ear
nest suit, and upon good oc
qui primùm Edwardo Regi & Con
familiaris, nuper in Episcopum
Londinensem erectus; nec multò pòst a
pud invictissimum Principem Guilielmū
Angliae Regem ejus nominis primum: Ob
prudentiam, fidem{que} singularem, in Con
cilium adhibitus; Amplissima tunc urbi
celeberrimae privilegia ab eodem impetra
vit: Senatus populus{que} Londinensis bene
merenti posuit. Sedit Episcopus Annos
20. Decessit Anno à Christo nato, 1070.
Haec tibi (clare Pater)
posuerunt Marmora Cives,
Praemia non meritis
aequiparanda tuis.
Nam{que} sibi populus
te Londoniensis amicum
Sensit, & huic urbi
non leve praesidium.
Reddita libertas duce
te, donata{que} multis:

Te duce, res fuerat
publica muneribus.
Divitias, genus, & formam
brevis opprimat hora,
Haec tua sed pietas
& benefacta manent.
To Wiliam, a man famous in wisedome
and holinesse of life, who first with S. Ed
the King and Confessor
being fa
miliar, of late preferred to be Bishop of
London, and not long after (for his pru
dencie and sincere fidelity) admitted to
be of Councell with the most victorious
Prince, William, King of England, of
that name the first, who obtained of the
same, great and large priviledges to this
famous Citie. The Senate and Citizens
of London, to him, having well deserved,
have made this. Hee continued Bishop
twenty yeeres, and dyed in the yeere af
ter Christs Nativity, 1070.
These Marble Monuments to thee
thy Citizens assigne,
Rewards (O Father) far unfit
to those deserts of thine.
Thee unto them a faithfull friend
thy London people found,
And to this Towne, of no small weight,
a stay both sure and sound.
Their Liberties restor’d to them,
by meanes of thee have beene,
Their Publike weale by meanes of thee,
large gifts have felt and found.
The Riches, Stocke, and beauty brave,
one houre hath them supprest:
Yet these thy vertues and good deeds,
with us (for ever) rest.
The Lord Maior of London,
This man is termed by some Richard de Gravesend.
and the
Aldermen his brethren, upon those so
lemne dayes of their resort to Pauls,
have long time used to walke to the
Grave-stone, where this Bishop lyeth
buried, in remembrance of their former
priviledges by him obtained.
And now of late yeeres, there is an
Inscription fastned to that Pillar which
is next his Grave;
Right a
gainst the little South doorein the lower Church.
termed, The revivall
of a most worthy Prelates remembrance
There erected at the sole cost and char
ges of the Right Honourable and wor
thily affected, Sir Edward Barkham,
Knight, Lord Maior of the Citie of Lon
, Anno 1622
. speaking thus to the
walkers in Pauls:
whosoere ye be,
Set up at the Lord Maiors cost and charges.
If it prove
you chance to see
Vpon a solemne
Scarlet day,
The Citie-Senate
passe this way,
Their gratefull Memory
for to show
Which they the
reverend ashes owe
Of Bishop Norman,
here inhum’d,
By whom this Citie
hath assum’d
Large proviledges:
Those obtain’d
By him, when
This being by thankfull
Barkham’s minde renu’d,
Call it The Monument
of Gratitude.
Hic jacet Magister Fulco Lovell,
An inscri
ption in the wall.
Archidiaconus Colcestriae. Floruit sub
Henrico 3. Rege.
Hic requiescit in Domino Rogerus cogno
nomento Niger,
In the midst of Quire, neere to the place where they stand to heare Sermons.
quondam Canonicus hu
jus Ecclesiae S. Pauli: Ac deinde in Lon
. Episcopum consecratus Anno
Salutis, 1228. vir in literatura profun
dus, moribus honestus ac per omnia lau
dabilis, Christianae Religionis amator,
ac defensor strenuus. Qui cum pastorale
Officium vigilanter & studiosè rexisset
Annis 14. diem suum clausit extremum,
apud Manerium suum de Stebunheath,
3. Calend. Octob. An. Christi, 1241.
Regnante Rege Henrico 3.
Contigit his diebus, dum Episcopus iste Ro
gerus in hac Ecclesia ante majus Altare
staret infulatus ad celebrandum divina,
quod tanta in aëre facta est nubium
densitas, ut vix alterum discernere pos
sit, quam confestim secuta est tonitrui
horribilis concussio, cum tanta fulminis
coruscatione, ac faetore intolerabili, ut
omnes qui aderunt rapidè fugientes, ni
hil verius quàm mortem expectarent. So
lus Episcopus cum uno Diacono remansit
intrepidus. Aëre tandem purgato, E
piscopus residuum rei divinae explevit.

Epitaphium ejus super Tumulo.
Ecclesiae quondam
Praesul praesentis, in Anno
M. bis C. quater X.
jacet hic Rogerus humatus.
Hujus erat manibus
Domino locus iste dicatus:
Christe suis precibus
veniam des, tolle reatus.
Hic infra jacet corpus Magistri Thomae de
At the en
tring the middle doore of the Quire, a faire pla
ted stone.
Legum Doctoris, istius Ecclesiae S.
quondam Decani, qui die nono
Mensis Octobris, Anno Domino Mille
simo, quadringentesimo, & sui Decanatus
Anno 12. diem suum clausit extremum.
Cuius animae propitietur Deus, Amen.
Hic in Domino obdormivit Iohannes Gan
A very goodly Tombe, curiously framed of white stone, ha
ving his Lance & Target hanging by it.
vulgò de Gaunt, à Gandavo
Plandriae urbe loco natali, ita denomina
tus, Edwardi 3. Regis Angliae filius, à
patre Comitis Richmondiae titulo orna
tus. Tres sibi uxores in Matrimonio da
xit: Primam, Blancham, filiam & hae
redem Henrici, Ducis Lancastriae, per
quem amplissimam adiit haereditatem:
Nec solum Dux Lancastriae, sed etiam
Leicestriae, Lincolniae, & Derbiae Comes
effectus: E cuius sobole Imperatores, Re
ges, Principes, & Proceres propagati sunt
plurini. Alteram habuit uxorem Con
stantiam (quae hic contumelatur) filiam
& haeredem Petri, Regis Castiliae & Le
gionis, cuius iure optimo titulo Regis Ca
stiliae & Legionis usus est. Haec unicam
illi peperit filiam Katharinam, ex qua ab
Henrico Reges Hispaniae sunt propagati.
Tertiam vero uxorem duxit Katharinā,
ex Equestri Familia, & eximia pulchri
tudine foeminam, ex qua numerosam sus
cepit prolem: unde genus ex Matre du
xit Henricus 7. Rex Angliae prudentis
simus, cuius foe licissimo coniugio cum Ed
wardi 4. filia, è stirpe Eboracensi, Regiae
illae Lancastriensium & Eboracensium
Familiae, ad exoptatissimam Angliae pa
cem coaluerunt.
Illustrissimus hic Princeps, cogno
mento Plantagenet, Rex Casti
liae & Legionis, Dux Lancastriae,
Comes Richmondiae, Leice
striae, Lincolniae & Derbiae,
Locumtenens Aquitaniae, Mag
nus Senescallus Angliae, Obiit
Anno 22. Regni Regis Richardi
. Anno{que} Domini, 1399.
Hic requiescit Simon Burley,
Vnder a faire Mo
nument in the North Walke a
gainst the Quire.
Quinque Portuum Praefectus, Ordinis
Garterii Miles, & Richardo 2. Consili
arius longè charissimus. Connubio sibi
coniunctas habuit ex amplissimis Famili
is duas uxores: alteram Staffordiae, al
teram Baronis de Roos filiam. Verii diffi
cilimo illo tempore, cum inter Angliae pro
ceres omnia sub iuvene Principe simulta
tibus agitarentur, in tantū nōnullorū odi
um incurrit, ut Parliamentaria authori
tate capite plecteretur, Anno Domini,
1388. Posteri autem eadem postea au
thoritate sub Rege Henrico quarto sunt
restituti. Obiit Anno Salutis, 1398.
Per versus patet hos,
Anglorum qui jacet hic flos,
Within the North wall buri
Legum qui tuta
dictavit vera statuta:
Ex Hengham dictus,
Radulphus vir benedictus.
Anno 1308.
In the North Walke, against the
Quire, lye all these buried:
Sir Iohn Poultney, Citizen, Draper,
and Lord Maior of London, in the yeere
1348. lyeth buried in a faire Chappell,
builded by himselfe, on the North side
of Pauls Quire, wherein he founded 3.
Hamond Chickwell, six times L. Maior
of London, 1328.
Henry Guildford, Clarke, at the Altar
of the Apostles, 1313.
Richard Newport, Bishop of London,
William Chatesleshunt, Canon in the
New Worke, who had a Chauntrie
Sir Nicholas Wokendon, Knight, at the
Altar of S. Thomas, in the new Worke,
Iohn Cheshul, Bishop of London, 1279.
Robert Monden, and Iohn Monden, his
brother, both Canons, in the New
Worke, 1332.
Richard de Plesseys lyeth in the North
Walke, just before S. Georges Chappel,
Anno 1361.

William Melford, and Richard de Pla
, both Archdeacons of Colchester,
. lye buried before Saint Thomas
Adam de Burie, Lord Maior of Lon
in the yeere 1364. lyes buried in a
Chappell of S. Mary Magdalen, or the
Holy Ghost
, called Holmes Colledge, be
cause Roger Holmes, Chancellour and
Prebend of Pauls, was there buried, in
the yeere 1400.
The Dutchesse of Bedford,10 Sister to
Philip, Duke of Burgundy, Anno Dom.
Robert Fitz-Hugh,
In the Quire.
Bishop of London,
Anno, 1435.
Perpetuae pietati Sacrum.
Guil. Herberto, Pembrochiae Comiti, Equi
ti Aurato,
A very beautifull Tombe, wherein he lyeth buried with his wife.
praenobilis ordinis Anglici.
Hen. 8. à Cubiculis: Edwardi 6. R.
Equitum Magistro: Walliae Praesidi:
Tumultu Occidentali cum Russello &
Grayo Baronibus paribus auspiciis sum
mae rerum praeposito: Maria Reginae con
tra perduelles ac expeditione ad Augu
stam Veromanduorum bis totius exerci
tus duci: bis summo in agro Caletum
limitum Praefecto: Elizabethae Reginae
Officiorum seu magno Regiae Magistro.
Pariter & Dominae Annae ex vetustae
Parorum gente oriundae, Sorori Katha
Reginae, Hen. 8. R. sexto matri
monio conjunctae, ac Marchionis North
hamptionii, prudentissimae Feminae, pie
tatis, religionis, probitatis, omnisque A
vitae virtutis retinentissimae fidis Co
mitis conjugi. Secunda conjuge supersti
te, Georgio Salopiae Comite genita, in
signi praeter antiquum Nobilitatis De
cus, uirtute femina.
Liberis relictis ex
Edwardo Equiti
Domina Anna, Bar. Talbot nupta.
Henr. F. ac Comes P. P. Chatis. sibi
ac suis P.
Si quis erat prudens
unquam fidus{que} Senator,
Right o
ver a
gainst the Earle of Pembrokes Tombe, in the same Ile.
Si quis erat Patriae
charus amans{que} suae,
Si quis ad externas
Legatus idoneus oras,
Si cui justitiae
cura bonique suit,
Is Masonus erat,
sit tota Britannia testis,
Testis amor Procerum,
sit populique favor,
Tempore quinque suo,
reguantes ordine vidit,
Horum à Consiliis
quacuor ille fuit.
Tres & sex decies
vixit non amplius annos;
Hic tegitur corpus,
spiritus astra tenet.
Hunc Tumulum Conjux
posuit dilecta marito,
Quem{que} viro posuit,
destinat ipsa sibi.
Triste Nepos Carmen,
quem fecit adoptio natum,
Tum Patris inscripsit,
tum Patrui Tumulo.
Obiit Anno, 1566.
Alexandro Nowello,
A faire Monumẽt in the wall above Iohn of Caunts Tombe.
Lancastriensi, prisca
Nowellorum gente oriundo, Theologiae
Doctori, Aedis S. Pauli Decano, ad ex
emplum hospitali, Rob. Nowelli, cujus
hic cum suis miscentur cineres, Fratri,
& opum quae sibi jure testamentario ces
serunt, diribitori pientissimo. Marianis
temporibus propter Christum exulanti:
Reducum.i. verae Religionis, contra An
gliae Papistas duobus Libris assertori
primae & ultimae quadragesimalis Con
cionis per an. 30. p. m. continuos ad S. E
, summa libertate Praeconi;
Scholae Middletonianae Patrono; Coll.
Aenei Nasi Oxonii, ubi ab anno aeta
tis 13. Annos 13. studuit, 13. studio
sis & 200. Libris annuis opera, & im
pensis suis ampliati: Praesidi Scholae
Paulinae plurimorum bonorum auctori:
Pietatis frequentissimis Concionibus &
triplici Catechismo propagatori: qui pub
licum se in utrius{que} Academiae, & Ec
clesiarum exterarum testimonium, at{que}
aeternorum Principum Edwardi 6. &
Elizabethae judicum procerumque
provocavit: Pauperum (Literatorum

praecipuè) nutritori: afflictorum morbis
corporis vel animi consolatori.
Hoc Sepulchrum ob munificentiam
& merita erga Remp. & optimum
statum Ecclesiae suae ab eo pervigili
administrat. redditum, Exec. O. D.
S. M. Posuit.
Quam speciosa Vestigia
Evangelizantium pacem!
Exul quae amisit
primaevo flore Nowellus,
Foenore centena
repperit aucta redux
Dat Christus, reddit
danti longaevus honores,
Reddenti aeternos
gratia dantis habet,
Praeco, Auctor, Condus,
Christo, Colit, Ampliat, ornat,
Voce, Libris, Opibus,
Sabbatha, Templa, Schola;
Dans, meditans, orans,
Christi expiravit in ulnis,
Sic oritur, floret,
demoritur{que} Deo.
Sedit B. R. P. & Ecclesiae P. M. 42.
Nonagenarius, cum nec animi
nec corporis occuli caligarent. O
biit, Anno Domini, 1601. Feb.
Virtuti & Honori Sacrum.
Franciscus Walsinghamus,
There is neither Tomb, or any other Monu
ment, but only this Inscripti
ortus Familia
multis seculis illustri, claritatem gene
ris Nobilitate, ingenii praestantibus{que} a
nimi dotibus superavit. Puer, ingenuè
domi educatus, generosis moribus arti
bus{que} optimis animum excoluit. Adoles
cens, peregrinatus in exteras Regiones,
earum Instituta, Linguas, Policiam, ad
civilem scientiam rei{que} publicae usum
didicit. Iuvenis, exilium Maria reg
nante subiit voluntarium Religionis er
go. Serenissimae Reginae Elizabethae, ma
tura jam aetate, Orator fuit apud Gal
lum, turbulentissimo tempore, annis cō
pluribus: rursum bis in Galliā, semel in
Scotiam, semel in Belgiam, super gravis
simis Principis negotiis Legatione fun
ctus est: ei{que} annis sedecim ab intimis
Conciliis & secretis fuit, ac triennium
Cantellarius Ducatus Lancastriae. Qui
bus in muneribus tanta cum prudentia,
abstinentia, munificentia, moderatio
ne, pietate, industria & sollicitudine
versatus est; ut à multis periculis Patri
am liberarit, servarit Rempublicam,
conformarit pacem, juvare cunctos stu
duerit, imprimis quos doctrina aut bel
lica virtus commendarit, seipsum deni
que neglexerit, quo prodisset aliis, eos
que valetudinis & facultatum suarum
dispendio sublevaret.
In Matrimonio habuit lectissimā feminam
Vrsulam, è stirpe S. Barborum, antiquae
Nobilivatis: E quq unicam filiam sus
cepit, Franciscam, Philippo Sydneio
primùm nuptam: deinde honoratissimo
Comiti Essexiae
Obiit Apr. 6. 1590.
Shall Honour,
These Verses, called Acrosticks are also there han
ged up.
and Titles of renowne
In clods of clay
be thus inclosed still?
Rather will I,
though wiser wits may frowne,
For to inlarge his fame,
extend my skill.
Right gentle Reader,
be it knowne to thee,
A famous Knight
doth here interred lye,
Noble by birth,
renown’d for policie,
Confounding foes,
which wrought our jeopardy.
In forraine Countries
their intents he knew,
Such was his zeale
to doe his Countrie good,
When dangers would
by enemies ensue,
As well as they themselves
he understood.
Lanch forth ye Muses
into streames of praise,
Sing and sound forth
praise-worthy harmony;
In England Death
cut off his dismall dayes,
Not wrong’d by death,
but by false trechery.
Grudge not at this
unperfect Epitaph,
Herein I have
exprest my simple skill,
As the first fruits
proceeding from a graffe,

Make then a better
whosoever will.
Disce quid es, quid eris,
Memor esto quod morieris
E. W.
A Table hung up
on the same Pil
lar by the other of Sir Francis Walson
, without any other Monumēt for each of them.
Netherland, the
Heavens and the Arts,
The Souldiers and the
World have made sixe parts
Of the Noble Sidney,
for none will suppose,
That a small heape of
stones can Sidney inclose.
His body hath England,
for she it bred.
Netherland his bloud,
in her defence shed.
The Heavens have his Soule,
the Arts have his Fame;
All Souldiers the griefe:
the VVorld his good Name.
Hic jacet Robertus Benn, de Newport
Cranley, in Comitatu Surrey, Gene
rosus. Qui obiit decimo die mensis Fe
bruarii, Anno Verbi Incarnati, 1606
Cum ante annos triginta, in vigore sci
licet aetatis suae, mortis non immemor,
Sepulturae sibi locum in hac Ecclesia à
Decano & Capitulo impetraverat. hanc
novissimam & ultimam suam volunta
tem, Elizabetha Benn, dilecta Conjux
ejus executa est.
Veniet iterum qui me in lucem
reponet dies.
Ioannes Wolleius, Eques Auratus, Reginae
Elizabethae à Secretioribus Conciliis,
Secretarius Linguae Latinae, Cancella
rius Ordinis Periscelidis: Doctrina, Pie
tate, Fide, Gravitate clarissimus.
Obiit Anno 1595.
A very goodly Tombe, erected betweene the Chap
pels of St. George, and our Lady, enclosing the bodies of Sir Iohn Wolley, his wife,11 and Sir Francis Wolley, his son, buri
ed in Anno 1611.
clarum nomen,
Natusqüe Paterque,
Ambo Equites, Natus
Franciscus Patre Ioanne:
Clarus, ut haeredem
virtutis, amoris, honoris
Praestaret, Monumenta sibi
haec, & utrique Parenti
Constituit, generis, qui
nominis, unicus haeres:
Tam citò claros est
defecisse dolendum.
Ille Pater, lumen
literarum Nobile, sydus
Oxoniae, ex meritis
Reginae accitus Elizae,
Vt qui à Secretis cum
scriberat illa Latinè,
Atque à Conciliis cum
consultaret in Aula,
At Periscelidis qui
Cancellarius esset,
Tantum illo ingenio voluir,
tantum instat in illo.
Non minùs omnimoda
virtute illa inclyta Mater,
Nobilibus Patre & Fratre
illustrissima Moris;
Clara domo per se:
sed Elizam ascivit Eliza
Clarior ut fieret
Wolleio ornata marito,
Quo viduata, viro, quo
non praeclarior alter,
Nubat Egertono, repetat
sed mortuae primum.
Franciscus tandem, at nimium
citò, utrumque sequutus,
Hic jacet ante pedes
Eques Illustrissimus, illis,
Haec poni jussit, seque
& tria nomina poni,
Sic voluit, placuit Superis
pia grata voluntas.
Discite mortales, memores
sic esse Parentum,
Discite qui legitis, sic,
sic petit aethera virtus.
Inclyta Ioannes
Londini gloria gentis,
A comely Tombe, at entring into the South Ile of the Quire.
Is tibi qui Quondam
Paule Decanus erat,
Qui toties magno
resonabat pectore Christum,
Doctor & interpres
fidus Evangelii:
Qui mores hominum
multum sermone diserta
Formârat, vitae
sed probitate magis.
Quique Scholam struxit
celebrem cognomine Iesu,
Hac dormit tectus
membra Coletus humo.

Floruit sub Henrico 7. & Hen
rico 8
. Reg. Obiit Anno Do
mini, 1519.
Disce mori mundo,
Vivere disce Deo.
This Epitaph was made by William Lily,
the first Schoolemaster of Pauls Schoole:
which was founded by Iohn Colet, Do
ctor in Divinity, and Deane of Pauls:
sonne to Sir Henry Colet, Mercer,
twice Lord Maior of London.
Memoriae S.
Gulielmo Hewit, Armigero
Next a
bove this Tombe in the same South Ile.
Roberti Hewit
A. Killamarch, in Agro. Derbiensi
Filio, secundo genito.
Qui mortuo Fratre, Natu majore,
Paternam crevit haereditatem,
Posterisque transmittit:
Nobilem Mercaturam exercuit.
Vita integerrima fuit, & moribus suavissi
mis. Bonarum literarum studia promo
vit. Egenorum proventus largiter auxit.
Nec minor Pietate.
Religionem, cum Ministris sacris, &
coluit & fovit.
Ita per omnia se ubique gessit, ut
Vivum exemplar.
Christum Redemptorem cogitans,
Vitam ante mortem consummaverit.
Filios genuit quatuor,
Et Filias duas.
Annum LXXVII. agens,
XII. Iun. M. D. XCIX. ad patriam
coelestem evocatus,
Magnum sui desiderium reliquit
Qui hoc piè ac moeven.
M. S.
Gulielmus Cokainus Eques Auratus,
ning to the other in that Ile▪

Civis & Senator Bondinensis, sep
temque ab hinc annis Vrbis Praefe
ctus: Antiquâ Cokainorum Derbi
ensium Familiâ oriundus. Qui bo
no publico vixit, & damno publico
decessit, & gaudio publico, Regem
Iacobum, ad decorem hujus domus
Dei senescentis jam & corrugatae re
stituendum, solenniter huc venien
tem consulatu suo, magnificè exce
pit: Idcirco in Templo publico, ad
aeternam rei memoriam
Hîc situs est.
At verò & Famae celebritas, quae viget
in ore Hominum, & gloria Beatitu
dinis, quam migrando adeptus est,
& splendor Sobolis, quam numero
sam genuit, atque nobilèm reliquit,
junctim efficiunt omnia, ne dicatur
Hîc situs est.
Vnà cum illo, tot homines mortui, quot
in illo defunctae sunt virtutes; simul
que & acies ingenii, & popularis elo
quii suada, & morum gravitas, &
probitas vitae, & candor mentis, &
animi constantia, & prudentia singu
laris, & veri Senatoris insignia
Hîc sepulta sunt.
Jam tuum est Lector, felicitatis ad cul
men anhelare per ista vestigia laudis,
& venerandi imitatione exempli cu
rare, ne unquam virtutis sic semina,
intereant, ut dicatur
Hîc sepulta sunt.
Obiit 20. Octob. An. Dom. 1626.
Et Aetatis suae 66.
Hic Nicolaum me
Baconem conditum
Existima illum, tam
A faire Tombe in the midst of the Chancell, in the same Ile.
diu Britannici
Regni secundum
Columen, exitium Malis,
Bonis Asylum, coeca
quem non extulit
Ad hunc honorem sors,
sed equitas, fides,
Doctrina, Pietas,
unica & Prudentia,

Neu morte reptum crede:
qui unica brevi
Vita perennes
emeruit duas, agit
Vitam secundam
coelites inter animos,
Fama implet orbem,
vita quae illi tertia est.
Hac positum in Ara est
corpus, olim animi domus,
Ara dicata
sempiternae memoriae.
Sacrum Memoriae.
D. Chr. Hattoni,
A very faire and goodly Tombe out of the Chancell, above it.
Guil. Fil. Io. Nepo. An
tiquiss. Hattonorum Gente oriundi.
Regiae Majestatis D. Elizabethae ex No
bilibus Stipatoribus: L. Vici: Sacratio
ris Camerae Generosorū unius, Praetori
anorum Militum Ducis: Regii Pro-Camerarii:
Sanctioris Concilii Senato
ris, Summi Angliae ac Oxon. Acad.
Cancellarii: Ordinis Nobiliss. San-Georgiani
de Periscellide Equitis.
Maximo Principis omnium que bono
rum moerore (cum 51. Annos coe
lebs vixisset) 20. Novemb. Anno
. in Aedibus suis Holburnae piè
fato functi.
Guil. Hattonus, Eques Auratus, ejus
ex Sorore, Nepos, adoptione Fili
us, ac haeres moestissimus, Pietatis
ergô posuit.
Quae vero, quae digna
These ses are in
scribed on the other side of the Tombe.
tuis virtutibus (Heros)
Constituent Monumenta
tui? Si qualia debet,
Posteritas, si quanta
tibi prudentia justi
Quantus amor, si quanta
fuit facundia Linguae,
Et docus & pulchro
veniens in corpore virtus,
Illaque munificae
semper tibi copia dextrae;
Denique quanta fuit
magna tibi gratia quondam
Principis, Eque tuis
quae creverat inclyta factis.
Gloria tanta tibi
statuant Monumenta Nepotes.
Ipsa tuos caperet
vix tota Britanuia Manes.
Vpon a Monumēt fixed on a Pillar by the Tomb▪
and behold the mirror
of a dead mans house,
Whose lively person would
have made thee stay and wonder;
Looke, and withall learne to know
how to live and dye renowned;
For never can cleane life
and famous Herses sunder.
Hatton lyes here,
whose name Hugh Lupus gave,
Lupus the Silices,
For Nigel, his cleere servants sake,
Worship and Laud:
Lo, there the Spring; looke here
the Honor of his Ancestrie.
When Nature moulded him,
her thoughts were most on Mars;
And all the Heavens to make
him goodly, were agreeing:
Thence was he valiant, active,
strong, and passing comely,
And God did grace his minde
and spirit with gifts excelling.
Nature commends her
workmanship to Fortunes charge;
Fortune presents him to
the Court, and to the Queene:
Queene Eliz. (O Gods
deare Handmaid) his most Miracle,
Now hearken, Reader,
rarity not heard nor seene.
This blessed Queene, Mirror
of all that Albion rul’d,
Gave favour to his faith,
and precepts to his hopefull time;
First, she made him one of her Moble Pentio
train’d him in the stately
band of Pentioners:
Behold, how humble hearts
make easie steps to climbe.
High carriage, honest life,
heart ever loyall,
Diligence, delight in duty,
God doth reward:
So did this worthy Queene,
in her just thoughts of him,
Next, Captaine of her guard.
And (for her safety) made
him Captaine of her Guard.

Now doth she prune this Vine,
Next, Vice Chamber
laine, and of the Councell.
and from her sacred brest
Lessons his life, makes wise
his heart for her great Councels,
And so Vice-Chamberlaine;
where forreine Princes eyes
Might well admire her choice,
wherein she most excels.
So sweetly tempred was
his soule with vertuous Balme;
Lastly, L. Chancel
lor of Eng
just to God
and Caesar in each thing;
That he aspired to
the highest Subjects Seat,
Lord Chancelor (measure
and conscience of an holy King.)
Robe, Coller, Garter,
dead Figures of great Honor,
Almes-deeds, with faith,
honest in word, franke in dispence,
The poore’s friend, not popular,
the Churches Pillar;
This Tombe shewes the one,
the Heavens shrine all the other.
Franciscus Florus ad memoriam Heri
sui defuncti luctus{que} sui solatium posuit.
Anno Domini, 1593.
Thomas Heneage, Eques Auratus, ex an
tiqua Heneagiorum Familia,
A very goodly Tombe Eastward behind the high Altar.
in Comi
tatu Lincolniensi oriundus; Ingenii
splendore, morum, elegantia, orationis
facultate, & optimis studiis ornatissi
mus, Camerae Regiae Thesaurarius,
Pro-Camerarius, Ducatus Lancastriae
Cancellarius, & ab intimis Conciliis
Elizabethae Reginae, cui privatae &
principi, fide & fama integra maximis
negotiis spectatus, summa cum gratia,
Annis 38. inservivit: Hic secundum
Adventum in pace expectat.
Vna cum Anna, uxore charissima,
filia Nicolai Points, Equitis Aurati,
ex Joanna, filia Thomae Baronis
Berkley, femina lectissima, sanctis
simis moribus, & à teneris ad mor
tem usque Elizabethae Reginae prae
dilecta Famula. Que illi unicum fi
liolum infantia praereptum, & unica
enixa filiam, Haeredem Elizabe
, Moylo Finch, Equiti Aurato,
Obiit ille 17. Octob. An. Dom. 1594.
Praeivit illa Novemb. An. Dom. 1592.
Optimis & charissimis parentibus, Elizabe
thae Finch
moestissima hoc posuit.
Iohn Elmar,
Both these lye before S. Georges Chappell without Monu
Bishop of London, buried
in Anno, 1594.
Richard Fletcher, Bishop of London,
buried in Anno, 1596.
These are the glories
of a worthy praise,
Which (Noble Baskervile)
here now are read,
In honour of thy life,
and latter dayes,
To number thee
among the blessed dead.
A pure regard
to thy Immortall part,
A spotlesse Minde,
a Body prone to paine,
A giving Hand,
and an un-vanquisht Heart,
And all these Vertues
void of all disdaine.
And all these Vertues
yet not so unknowne,
But Netherlands, Seas,
Indiaes, Spaine, and France,
Can witnesse that these
Honors were thine owne;
Which they reserve,
thy merit to advance:
That Valour should not
perish void of Fame,
Nor Noble Deeds,
but leave a Noble Name.
Eustacius de Fauconbridge, Regis Iustici
Buried in the South Ile above the Quire within the wall.
una atque altera Legatione per
functus in Gallia, sub Ioanne & Henri
co 3
. Regibus: Quibus ab intimis Con
ciliis, & supremus Angliae Thesaurari
us fuit: Post Concessionem Guil. de San
cta Maria huius Ecclesiae Antistitis,
Electus est in Episcopum Londinen
, Anno Verbi Incarnati, 1221.
Consecratus à Benedicto, Roffensi Epis
copo, cum jam obesset Archiepiscopus
Cantuariensis. Quum{que} sedisset Annos
7. Menses 6. obiit diem pridiè Cal. No
vemb. Anno Salutis, 1228.

Henricus de Wengham,
He lies al
so buried in the same South Ile above the Quire.
Regi Henrico 3. à
sacris, & Cancellarius, Decanus de To
tenhale, & S. Martini London, Came
rarius Gasconiae; Vir (ut inquit Flori
logus) curialis, discretus, & circumspe
Hee also lyeth bu
ried there
Electus Anno Christi 1259. Win
toniensis Episcopus, consentire noluit.
Tandem, post mortem Fulconis Basset,
hujus Ecclesiae Pontificis, eodem anno in
Episc. Londin. consecratus fuit, sed vix
tribus annis sedit
Obiit Anno Salutis 1262.
At the East end behinde the high Altar.
Hoc in loco requiescit in Domino Er
3. post Anglo-Saxonum
in Britannia ingressum Episcopus
Cujus in Episcopatu &
ante Episcopatum vita & conversa
tio fuit sanctissima;
ex Nobili Proso
pia oriundus. Offae, Orientalium
Saxonum Regis erat filius, ad fidem
Christianam à Mellito primo Lon
. Episcopo, Anno Domini 642.
Is priusquam Episcopus factus esset,
dua praeclara construxit Monasteria
sumptibus suis, de bonis quae jure
haereditario sibi obvenerunt: unum
sibi in finibus Australium Saxonum
loco, qui Certesey vocatur: Alterum
Edelburgae Sorori suae feminae lau
datiffimae, ad Berching in ditione
Orientalium Saxonum.
In Episcopatum vero Anno Salutis,
675. à Theodoro, Dorobernensium
sive Cantuariae Archiepiscualia sa
cratus est. Sebbam, Orientalium
Saxonum Regem ad Christi fidem
convertit, & salutari Baptismatis un
da suis manibus perfudit, qui statim
mundo renuncians,
Isli Episcopi in Margine notati, post Erkenwal
, seria
tim in Ca
thedra Lon
. us{que} in tempora Edwardi senioris An
glorum Re
gis successe
runt. Quo
rum omni
um adeo obsolevit memoria, ut nec eorum acta, nec mausolea ssiantur.
se totum Deo ad
dixit, & in hac ipsa Ecclesia Archa
Marmorea (quae ad nostra usque tem
pora permanet) sepultus est. Idem
Erkenwaldus celeberrimum hoc S.
Pauli Templum
novis aedificiis auxit,
proventubus locupletavit, & eidem
immunitates nonnullas à Regibus
impetravit. Tandem, circiter Annum
Domini 683. spiritum Deo reddidit,
postquam Annis 11. in Pontificatu se
disset, & magnifico Sepulchro hic
conditus est. quod nostra memoria
circiter Annum Domini 1533. hoc
loco visebatur.
Michael Norborow,
In the new workes of S. Dun
Bishop of Lon
, 1361.
Robert Brewer, Deane of Pauls, 1366.
Adam de Bury, Lord Maior of Lon
, 1390.
Ralph Baldocke,
In our La
dy Chap
pell, at the East end of the Quire.
Bishop of London,
Robert Breybrooke, Canon of Lichfield,
Bishop of London, & made Lord Chan
cellour in the sixth yeere of King Ri
the second
R. Baldocke was Foun
der of that Chappell.
Hee sate Bishop 20.
yeeres, and deceased in Anno 1404.
Iohn Stokesley, Bishop of London, An
no 1539.
Henry Lacy,
In the new work of Pauls betweene our Lady Chappell and Saint Dunslanes.
Earle of Lincolne, had a
faire Monument erected for him with
his picture in Armour, lying on it
crosse-legged (like a Knight Templer)
as one that professed his uttermost in
deavour, for defence of the holy Land
against the Infidels. He was buried in
Anno 1310
. and his Monument is great
ly defaced.
Some have noted that in digging the
foundation of this new worke,
Wil. Paston. Chappell on the South Ile of Pauls builded▪ Scalps of Oxen found in digging the foun
of a Chappel on the South side of Pauls
, there were found more than
an hundred scalpes of Oxen or Kine, in
the yeere one thousand three hundred
and sixteene
, which thing (say they)
confirmed greatly the opinion of those,
which have reported, that (of old time)
there had been a Temple of Iupiter, and
that there was daily sacrifice of beasts.
Othersome both wise and learned,
have thought the Buckes head borne
before the Procession of Pauls, on Saint
s day,12 to signifie the like. But true
it is, I have read an ancient Deed to
this effect:
Sir William Baud, Knight, the third
of Edward the first
, in the yeere 1274.
on Candlemas day,13 granted to Harvy
de Borham
, Deane of Pauls, and to the
Chapter there, that in consideration of
twenty two Acres of ground or land,
by them granted within their Mannor
of Westley in Essex, to bee inclosed into
his Parke of Curingham; hee would (for
ever) upon the Feast day of the Conver
sion of Paul14 in VVinter give unto them
a good Doe, seasonable and sweete, and
upon the Feast of the Commemoration

of Saint Paul15 in Summer,
A Bucks head horn before the Processiō at Pauls.
a good Buck,
and offer the same at the high Altar,
the same to bee spent amongst the Ca
nons residents: the Doe to bee brought
by one man at the houre of Procession,
and thorow the Procession to the high
Altar; and the bringer to have nothing:
the Bucke to be brought by all his mey
ney in like manner, and they to have
payd unto them by the Chamberlaine
of the Church twelve pence onely, and
no more to be required.
This Grant hee made, and for per
formance, bound the Lands of him and
his heyres to bee distrained on: and if
the Lands should bee evicted, that yet
he and his heires should accomplish the
gift. Witnesses, Richard Tilbery, Wil
liam de Wockendon
, Richard de Harlowe,
Knights, Peter of Stanford, Thomas of
, and some others.
Sir Walter Baude, sonne to William,
confirmed this gift, in the thirtieth of
the said King
; and the witnesses there
unto, were Nicholas de Wockendon, Rich.
de Rokeley
, Thomas de Mandevile, Iohn
de Rochford
, Knights, Richard de Broni
, William de Markes, William de Ful
and other. Thus much for the
Now, what I have heard by report,
and have partly seene, it followeth:
On the Feast day of the Commemo
ration of Saint Paul,16 the Bucke being
brought up to the steps of the high Al
tar in Pauls Church, at the houre of
Procession, the Deane and Chapter be
ing apparelled in Coapes and Vest
ments, with Garlands of Roses on their
heads, they sent the body of the Bucke
to baking, and had the head fixed on a
Pole, borne before the Crosse in their
Procession, untill they issued out of the
VVest doore; where the Keeper that
brought it, blowed the death of the
Bucke, and then the Horners that
were about the City, presently answe
red him in like manner: For the which
paines, they had each man of the Dean
and Chapter, foure pence in mony, and
their Dinner, and the Keeper that
brought it, was allowed, during his a
bode there (fore that service) Meate,
Drinke, and Lodging, at the Deane and
Chapters, charges, and five shillings in
money at his going away, together with
a Loafe of bread, having the picture of
Saint Paul upon it, &c.
There was belonging to the Church
of Saint Paul
, for both the dayes, two
speciall sutes of Vestments, the one em
broidered with Buckes, the other with
Does, both given by the said Bauds (as
I have heard.) Thus much for that
Now to the residue of the Monu
ments which are beneath the staires, in
the sides and body of the Church.
Sir Iohn Beauchamp,
In a comely Chappell in the bo
dy of the Church, on the South side.
Constable of Do
ver, Warden of the Cinque Ports,
Knight of the Garter, the sonne of Sir
Guy Beauchamp
, Earle of Warwicke, and
brother to Thomas Earle of Warwicke,
lyeth buried in the body of the Church,
on the South side, 1358. within a pro
per Chappell purposely made for him.
This deceased Nobleman (by igno
rant people) hath been erroneously mis
Divers fond peo
ples opi
nion con
cerning Duke Humfrey, buried in Pauls Church.
and said to bee Duke Humfrey,
the good Duke of Glocester: who lyeth
honourably buried at Saint Albans, in
Hartfordshire, twenty miles from Lon
. In idle and frivolous opinion of
whom, some men (of late times) have
made a solemne meeting at his Tombe,
upon Saint Andrewes day17 in the mor
ning (before Christmasse) and conclu
ded on a breakfast or dinner, as assuring
themselves to be servants, and to hold
diversity of offices under the good Duke
Likewise on May-day, Tankard-bea
rers, Watermen, and some other of like
quality beside, would use to come to
the same Tombe early in the morning,
and (according as the other) have deli
vered serviceable presentation at the
same Monument, by strewing herbes,
and sprinkling faire water on it, as in the
duty of servants, and according to their
degrees and charges in Office. But as
Master Stowe hath discreetly advised
such as are so merrily disposed, or sim
ply professe themselves to serve Duke
in Pauls:
A due and fit Penāce for fond Duke Humfreyes idle ser
if punishment of lo
sing their dinners daily there, bee not
sufficient for them; they should be sent
to St. Albans, to answer there for their
disobedience, and long absence from
their so highly well-deserving Lord

and Master, because in their merry dis
position they please so to call him.
Margaret, Countesse of Shrewsbury,
in the Crowdes, or Iesus Chappell, as ap
peareth by an Inscription on a Pillar
Here before the Image of IESVS, lyeth the
Worshipfull and right Noble Lady Mar
Margaret Countesse of Shrews
, her Monumēt painted over the entry of Iesus chap

Countesse of Shrewsbury, late
wife of the true and victorious Knight,
and redoubtable Warriour, 1. Talbot,
Earle of Shrewsbury; which Worship
full man dyed in Guien, for the right
of this Land. Shee was the first daugh
ter, and one of the heyres of the right fa
mous and renowned Knight, Richard
, late Earle of Warwicke
(which dyed in Roane) and of Dame E

his wife; the which Elizabeth
was daughter and heyre to Thomas, late
Lord Berkly, on his side, and on her
mothers side, Lady Lisle,18 and Tyes.
Which Countesse passed from this world
the fourteenth day of Iune, in the yeere
of our Lord 1468
. On whose soule IE

have mercy, Amen.
Wenlocke, by his last Will, dated
1477. appointed, that there should be
dispended upon a Monument, over the
Lady of Shrewsbury, where shee is buri
ed, afore Iesus, one hundred pounds.
He left Sir Humfrey Talbot his Super
visor. This Sir Humfrey Talbot, Knight,
Lord Marshall of the Towne of Callis,
made his Will the yeere 1492. Hee
was the younger sonne of Iohn Earle of
Shrewsbury, and Margaret his wife. He
appointed a Stone to be put in a Pillar,
before the grave of his Lady Mother in
Pauls, of his Portraiture and Armes,
according to the Will of Iohn VVenlock:
But for want of roome and lightsome
nesse in that place, it was concluded,
that the Image of Jesus should be curi
ously painted on the wall in Pauls
, over the doore that entreth
into the said Chappell of Iesus, and the
Portraiture also of the said Lady Mar
, Countesse of Shrewsbury, knee
ling in her mantle of Armes, with other
of her Progeny; all which was so per
formed, and remaineth till this day.
In the Chappell of Jesus, Thomas
, William Lambe, 1578
. and ma
ny other have beene interred.
Iohn of London under the North
Roode, 1266.
Iohn Lovell, Clarke.
Sir Allen Boxhul, Knight of the Gar
ter, Constable of the Tower, Custos of
the Forrest and Parke of Clarendon, the
Forrest of Brokholt, Grovell, and Mel
, buried beside S. Erkenwalds Shrine.
Hic jacet Dominus Richardus de Piri
An In
scription in brasse, by sir Iohn Beauchamps Tombe.

quondam Archidiaconus Col
cestriae, Canonicus & Stagiar, hujus
Ecclesiae. Qui obiit 26. die Augusti,
Anno Domini, 1387
. Cujus animae
propitietur Deus.
Iohn Nevil,
In Saint Thomas Chappell, neere the North doore.
Lord Latymer, in Anno
. whose widow was the last wife
unto King Henry the eighth, lyeth there
interred; but his Tombe is very much
wronged and defaced.
Thomas Lynacrus,
A brasse Plate a
bove in the wall, neere the North doore.
Regis Henrici 8.
Medicus, Vir & Graecè & Latinè at
que in re Medica longè eruditissi
mus. Multos aetate sua languentes, &
qui jam animam desponderant, vitae
restituit: Multa Galeni opera Latina
lingua mira & singulari facundia ver
tit. Egregium opus de emendata
structura Latini sermonis, amicorum
rogatu, paulò ante mortem edidit.
Medicinae studiosis Oxoniae publicas
lectiones duas, Cantabrigiae unam in
perpetuum stabilivit. In hac Vrbe
Collegium Medicorum fieri sua in
dustria curavit, cujus & Praesidens
proximus electus est: Fraudes dolos
que mirè perosus, fidus amicis, omni
bus ordinibus juxta charus: Aliquot
annis antequam obierit Presbyter fa
ctus. Plenus annis, ex hac vita mi
gravit multùm desideratus, Ann. Do
mini 1524. die 7. Octob.
Vivat post Funera Virtus.
Thomae Lynacro clarissimo Medico,
Ioannes Caius posuit, Anno
Memoriae Sacrum.
Edwardo Stanhopo, Michaelis Stanho

piex ordine Equestri filio,
A Monu
ment ere
cted in the wall, neere to the staires going up into the North Quire.
Aurato, Legum Doctori, Episcopi
Londinensis Cancellario, Archiepi
scopi Cantuariensis Vicario Gene
rali, in publicis Ecclesiae & Reipub
licae negotiis versatissimo. Qui certa
spe in Christo resurgendi, piè placi
deque animam Deo reddidit, die 16.
Martii, 1608
Ioannes, Baro Stanhopus de Haring
ton, & Michael Stanhopus, E
ques Auratus, fratres moestissi
mi, Officiosae Pietatis ergo P. P.
Thomas Kempe,
A comely Chappell founded by himself on the north side the body of the Church.
Bishop of London, in
a proper Chappell, termed of the Tri
, lyeth there buried in Anno 1489.
As appeareth not onely by his name
and Armes thereon in divers places;
but likewise by this ensuing inscription,
engraven on a Plate, and fixed in the
same Chappell.
Infra Capellam istam requiescit corpus D.
Thomae Kemp, quondam Episcopi Lon
, fundatoris eiusdem, & unius Can
tariae perpetuae in eadem. Qui multa
bona tempore vitae suae Ecclesiae Sancti
dedit, & stetit 39. Annis, 84.
diebus Episcopus London. Ac obiit 28. die mensis Martii, An. Domini 1489.
Cujus animae propitietur Deus. Amen.
Richard Vaughan,
In the same Chappell.
likewise Bishop of
London, lyeth buried in the said Chap
pell, 1607.
Richard Fitz-Iames,
Beneath the north-west Pil
lar, that supports Pauls stee
ple, in a Chappell builded by himselfe.
Bishop of London,
lyeth buried under a faire Tombe, and
in Saint Pauls Chappell, builded of
Timber, with stayres mounting up
thereto, over his Tombe of gray Mar
ble, in Anno 1521. But this Chappell
was burned by fire falling from the
steeple, and his Tombe taken thence.
Gulielmo Lilio,
A Brasse plate fixed in the wall, by the great North doore.
Pauliae Scholae olim Prae
ceptori Primario, & Agnetae Conjugi,
in sacratissimo hujus Templi Coemiterio
hinc à tergo nunc destructo consepultis:
Georgius Lilius, hujus Ecclesiae Canoni
cus, parentum memoriae piè consulens,
Tabellam hanc ab amicis conservatam,
hic reponendam curavit.
Obiit ille G. L. An. Dom. 1522.
Calend. Mart. Vixit An. 54.
Memoriae Sacrum.
Thomas Ravis,
A faire Tombe in the wall, at the up
per end of the North Ile, below.
claris natalibus Maul
denae in Suthreia natus, Regius A
lumnus in Schola VVestmonasteri
educatus, in Academiam Oxo
niensem adscitus, omnes Academi
cos honores consequutus, & Margi
stratibus perfunctus, Decanus Eccle
siae Christi ibidem constitutus, &
bis Academiae Pro-Cancellarius.
Vnde ob doctrinam, gravitatem, &
spectatam prudentiam, à Rege Iaco
, primùm ad Episcopatum Glo
cestrensem provectus, deinde ad
Londinensem translatus, & demum
à Christo, dum Ecclesiae, Patriae, &
Principi vigilaret, in Coelestem Pa
triam evocatus, placidè pieque emi
gravit, & quod mortale fuit, certa
spe resurgendi hic deposuit, die 14.
Decembris, An. Salutis 1609
Gulielmus Harington,
In S. Iohns Chappell, neere to the great South doore.
Iurisconsultus, Pro
tonotarius Apostolicus, D. Pauli Cano
nicus, ex illis quos Residentiarios dicunt:
Patria Eboracensis natus, in pago qui E
stryngton vocitatur, Patre Gulielmo Ha
ringtono, viro claro, genere orto in pago
Commerlandiae non ignobili, qui Neu
byging nuncupatur; & Matre Ioanna,
Filia Gulielmi Haskae, aliter Balivi
dicti, viri Generosi in eodem pago E
stryngton nata: memor exitus vitae, qui
omnibus horis impendet, hoc sibi Sepul
chrum posuit. Anno Salutis humanae,
Sixe Lines this Image
shall delineate,
A Table hanging on a Pil
lar, in the South Ile.
Hight Croft, high-borne,
in spirit and vertue high;
Approv’d, belov’d, a Knight,
stout Mars his mate,
Loves fire, Warres flame,
in Heart, Head, Hand, and Eie:
Which flame, Warres Comet,
Grace now so resignes,
That fixt in Heaven, in
Heaven and Earth it shines.
The Wombe and Tombe
in Name be not so neere,
As Life to Death,

and Birth is to the Beere.
Oh! then how soone to Beere
are Captaines brought,
That now doe live, and dye
now with a thought?
Then, Captaines, stay and
reade, still thinke on me,
For, with a thought,
what I am, you may be.
As Mars neere Mors doth sound,
So Mors neere Mars is found.
1. Da. of H.
Hoc Saxo tegitur corpus Thomae
Somwhat neere to the Con
vocation staires, a faire pla
ted stone upon the ground.
L. Doctoris, & Almae Curiae
Cantuar. de Arcubus Londini Ad
vocatorum unius, viri utriusque Iuris
tam Canonici quàm Civilis scientia
non modo peritissimi, sed & eorun
dem usu & praxi longo tempore ex
ercitatissimi. Cujus in Clientem
causas defendendo, industria quanta
fuit, quanta integritas, quanta fides,
quanta denique si quid contra vo
tum, & (ut sibi videbatur) aequita
tem, accidebat solicitudo, & ii qui e
jus usi sunt patrocinio optimè praedi
care possunt, & celebris illius famae
memoria nunquam moritura verissi
mè praedicavit.
Honestè vixit,
Neminem laesit,
Suum cuique tribuit.
Hic requiescit in Domino Gulielmus
In the bo
dy of the Church, on the South side, a faire stone, thus inscribed.
Eques Auratus, filius &
haeres Gilberti Dethick, Equitis Au
rati. Qui ambo fuerunt Garterii
Principales Reges Armorum An
gliae. Cor. hic An. 1584. Aetatis suae
48. Ille Anno 1612. Aetatis suae 70.
in Domino obdormierunt, expe
ctantes resurrectionem per Jesum
Salvatorem nostrum.
Domina Thomasina sup. 40. Annos
uxor praedict. Williel. & filii
Georgius, Gilbertus & Henricus
pietatis ergo posuerunt.
Hic jacet Robertus Hare,
A faire plated stone in the West end of the middle Ile.
quondam Cler.
Thesaur. & Scriptor Rotulorum de Re
cept. & exitu Thesaur. Scaccarii. Qui
obiit senex die 2. Novemb. An. 1611.
Now, to close up all these Memories,
concerning this Cathedrall Church of
Saint Pauls
, London, we may not be un
mindfull of a very bountifull Benevo
lence given thereto, by Master William
, whose worthy gifts deserve Vo
lumes of Remembrance.
Five hun
dred pounds given by M. William Parker, to
wards the glasing of Pauls win
By his last
Will and Testament he hath given the
summe of five hundred pounds, to bee
imployed in the repairing of the VVin
dowes of Pauls Church, from the upper
end of the Staires, from the first entring
of the Quire, unto the upper end of the
Church: By the order and direction of
the Right Honourable the Lord Maior
of the City of London, and the Right
VVorshipfull the Aldermen, his Bre
thren, for the time being. So are the
expresse words, set downe in the Co
decill annexed to his Will.
Without the North gate of Pauls
, from the end of the Old Ex
, VVest up Pater noster Rowe, by
the two Lanes out of Pauls Church, the
first out of the Crosse Isle of Pauls, the
other out of the body of the Church, a
bout the midst thereof, and so VVest
to the golden Lyon, bee all of this
Ward, as is aforesaid. The houses in
this Streete, from the first North Gate
of Pauls Church-yard, unto the next
Gate, were first builded without the
Wall of the Church-yard, by Henry
, Maior, in the yeere 1282. The
Rents of those houses goe to the main
tenance of London Bridge.
This Streete is now called Pater no
ster Rowe
, because of Stationers or Text-writers,
that dwelled there, who wrote
and sold all sorts of Bookes then in use,
namely, A. B. C. with the Pater noster,
Ave, Creed
, Graces, &c.
There dwelled also Turners of Beads,
Pater noster makers.

and they were called Pater noster ma
kers, as I read in a Record of one Robert
, Pater noster maker, and Citizen,
in the reigne of Henry the fourth, and
so of other.
At the end of this Pater noster Rowe,
is Ave Mary lane, so called upon the
like occasion, of Text-writers and Bead-makers
then dwelling there.
And at the end of that Lane is like
wise Creed lane, late so called, but some
time Spurrier Rowe, of Spurriers dwel
ling there. And Amen lane is added
thereunto, betwixt the South end of
Warwicke lane, and the North end of
Ave Mary lane.
At the North end of Ave Mary lane,
Duke of Britaines house, since Pem
, then Aburgaveny house, and now Sta
tioners Hall

is one great House, builded of stone and
timber, of old time pertaining to Iohn
Duke of Britaine, Earle of Richmond,
as appeareth by the Records of Edward
the second
. Since that, it was called
Pembrookes Inne, neere unto Ludgate, as
belonging to the Earles of Pembrooke in
the times of Richard the second, the 18.
, and of Henry the sixth, in the 14.
. It was after called Aburgaveny
, and belonged to Henry late Lord
of Aburgaveny. But the VVorshipfull
Company of Stationers
have (since
then) purchased it, and made it the Hall
for the meeting of their Society, con
verting the stone-work into a new faire
Frame of timber, and applying it to such
serviceable use, as themselves have
thought convenient.
Betwixt the South end of Ave Mary
, and the North end of Creede lane,
is the comming out of Pauls Church-yard,
on the East, and the high streete
on the West, towards Ludgate, and this
was called Bowyer Rowe, of Bowyers
dwelling there in old time, now worne
out by Mercers, and others.
In this Streete, on the North side, is
the Parish Church of Saint Martin, a
proper Church, and lately new builded:
for in the yeere 1437. Iohn Michael,
Maior, and the Communalty, granted
to William Downe, Parson of S. Martins
at Ludgate
, a parcell of ground, contai
ning in length 28. foote, and in breadth
24. foote, to set and build their stee
ple upon, &c.
The Monuments here have been of
William Seven-oake, Maior, 1418.
William Taverner, Gentleman, 1466.
Iohn Barton, Esquire, 1439.
Stephen Peacocke, Maior, 1533.
Gulielmo Huseo Coelebi,
2. comely Monu
ments, each by other, in the East end of the Quire.
Almae Curiae Can
tuariensis Registro, literarum scientia,
vitae probitate, morumque urbanitate
claro, notis E. amicis omnibus dilecto.
Antonius & Katharina conjuges, Chari
parentes orbati filio Monumentum hoc
dolentes posuerunt. Obiit quinto Ka
lendas Novembris, Anno Dom. 1559.
vixit annos 28. menses 3. dies 7.
Obdormiat in Domino.
Hic situs est Antonius Huse, Armiger,
Londini natus, Archiepiscopi Can
tuariensis, atque Capitulis de Pauli
Londinen. Registrarius primarius.
Qui aliquot annos Judicis causarum
Maritimarum officio integrè fun
ctus, ac etiam in Magistratorum Cu
riae Cancellariae concessum coopta
tus, vergente demum aetate ad Prae
fectum Collegiorum Mercatorum
Angliae, tam apud Belgas, quàm a
pud Moscovitas, & Rhutenos com
mercia exercentium accitus, lingua
facundus, memoria tenax, ingenio,
prudentia, doctrinaque pollens, mo
rum comitate & probitate gratiosus,
Laurentio, Gulielmo, Gilberto, &
Vrsula liberis, ex Katharina conjuge
procreatis non infelix, sexagesimo
tertio aetatis Anno è vita excessit, Ka
lendis Junii, An. Dom. 1560.
Here lye the bodies of Florens Caldwell,
Another sightly Monumẽt in the same wall.

Esquire, Citizen and Haberdasher of
London, and Aldermans Deputy of the
Ward of Faringdon without: And Ma
ry Wilde
, his first wife; by whom hee
had issue one daughter, named Mary,
married to Thomas Gourney, Esquire.
And Sibill Greene, his second wife.
which Florens deceased the Gap in transcription. Reason: Omitted from the original text due to a printing or typesetting error.[…] and
Mary his wife the 19. day of Iune, An.
Dom. 1590
. &c.
Earth goes to
Earth treads on
Earth as to
Earth shall to
As Mold to Mold,
Glittering in Gold,
Return nère should,
Goe ere he would.
Earth upon
Earth goes to
Earth though on
Earth shall from
Consider may,
Naked away,
Be stout and gay,
Passe poore away.
Be mercifull and charitable,
Relieve the poore as thou art able,
A Shrowd to thy grave,
Is all thou shalt have.
Thomas Cooke,
A very faire new Monumēt in the same wall.
Citizen and Haberda
sher of London, of little Wolton, in
the County of Lancaster, had to wife
Ioyce Hanbury, with whom hee lived

thirty yeeres, and had issue one sonne,
and three daughters; whereof two (viz.
, wife to Iohn Bourman,
Mercer, and Mary, wife to Thomas
, Skinner) be yet living. Hee de
parted this life the 17. day of April, 1608.
in the 55. yeere of his age. Shee (his said
wife, sole Executrix of his last Will and
Testament) yet surviving (to the memo
rie of her deare husband) erected this
Monument, 1612.
To God, his Country,
and the Poore, he had
A zealous soule, true heart,
and liberall minde:
His wife, his children,
and his kindred sad,
Lacke of his love, his care
and kindnesse finde:
Yet is their sorrow swaged,
with the thought,
He hath attain’d the
Happinesse he sought.
Dies mortis, aeternae vitae natalis est.
To the Memory of William Yeardley,
Gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife,
sometime of this Parish. He died the 28.
day of October, 1523
. She died the 20.
day of Iuly, 1593
William Yeardley,
A Table hanging on a pillar in the Chancell.
Elizabeth his wife,
Who lived on earth
free from strife,
Not farre from this,
in earth doth lye,
To shew, that all
that live, must dye:
Where they doe
quietly expect,
To rise againe,
as Gods elect,
They left foure
daughters, and a sonne,
Who left them this,
when they were gone.
Iaspero Cholmley,
A comely Monumēt in the same wall, but on the quires South side.
Armig. Wigorniensi, Cle
rico Recognitionum capiendi, sive recog
nosc. Virtute cujusdam statuti fact. &
ordinati 23. Hen. 8. pro debit. recuperan.
Iusticiario Pa. & Quor. Dom. Reginae in
Com. Middl. Patri suo chariss. & aman
tiss. Ioannes Cholmley, hoc Monu. dolens
posuit, decem liberos ex Margareta sua
unica conjuge procreatos, viz. Ioannem,
Thomam, Gulielmum, Hugonem, Fran
ciscum, Mariam, Iulianam, Margare
tam, Annam & Ianam tempore mortis
superstites reliquit. Obiit ultimo die
. Anno ætatis suae 48. & Salutis
nostrae 1586.
Here lieth the body of Thomas Antrobus,
A new faire Mo
nument in the same wall.

Esquire, who deceased the first day of
May, 1611
. Having issue by Elizabeth
his late wife (the daughter of Ralph
, Citizen and Alderman
of London) three sonnes and two daugh
ters, viz. Thomas, John, Richard, E
, and Margaret.
Here-under lyeth buried Amy Edlyn,
A small Monumẽt in the same wall.
her sonne with her, the daughter of Ri
chard Edlyn
, of Woodhaule, in Mid
, and the wife of Robert Gomer
, Citizen & Ironmonger of London,
who departed this life the 2. day of Sep
tember, 1586
. and left behinde her one
sonne and one daughter.
On the South side of this Streete, is
the turning into the Black Friers: which
Order (sometime) had their houses in
Old-borne, where they remained for the
space of five and fifty yeeres; and then,
in the yeere 1276. Gregory Rocksley,
Maior & Barons of this City.

Maior, and the Barons of this City,
granted and gave to Robert Kilwarby,
Archbishop of Canturbury, two Lanes
or Wayes next the Streete of Baynards
, and also the Tower of Mount
to bee destroyed; in place of
which, the said Robert builded the late
new Church of the Blacke Friers, and
placed them therein. King Edward the
and Eleanor his wife were great be
nefactors thereunto. This was a large
Church, and richly furnished with Or
naments: wherein divers Parliaments,
and other great meetings have beene
holden: Namely, in the yeere 1450. the
28. of Henry the sixth, a Parliament
was begun at Westminster, and adjour
ned to the Blacke Friers in London, and
from thence to Leycester. In the yeere
1522. the Emperour Charles the fifth
was lodged there.
In the yeere 1524. the fifteenth of
, a Parliament was begun at the

Blacke Friers, wherein was demanded a
Subsidy of 800000. pounds, to bee rai
sed of goods and lands, 4. s. in every
pound, and in the end was granted 2. s.
of the pound, of their goods and lands,
that were worth 20. pounds, or might
dispend 20. l. by the yeere, and so up
ward, to be payed in two yeeres.
This Parliament was adjourned to
Parliamēt at the Blacke Fri
, called the Blacke Parliament.
amongst the blacke Monks,
and ended in the Kings Palace there the
14. of August, at nine of the clocke in
the night, and was therefore called the
Blacke Parliament.
In the yeer 1529. Cardinall Campeius
the Legate, with Cardinall Woolsey, sate
at the said Blacke Friers, where before
them, as Legates and Iudges, was
brought in question the Kings marriage
with Queene Katharine, as to be unlaw
full, before whom the King and Queen
were cited and summoned to appeare,
&c. whereof reade more at large in my
Annals, as I have touched it.
The same yeere, in the moneth of
, began a Parliament in the
Blacke Friers, in the which Cardinall
was condemned in the Premu
nire: this house valued at 104. l. 15. s.
5. d. was surrendred the 12. of Novem
, the 30. of Henry the eighth.
There were buried in the ancient
Church, Margaret, Queene of Scots.
Hubert de Brugh, Earle of Kent, tran
slated from their old Church, by Old
Robert de Attabeto, Earle of Bellimon.
Dame Isabel, wife to Sir Roger Bygot,
Earle Marshall.
William and Iame Huse, children to
Dame Illis, Countesse of Arundell, and
by them lieth Dame Illis, daughter to
the Earle Warren, and after Countesse of
Dame Ide, wife to Sir Walter
daughter to the Lord Ferrers of Chart
Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Bartholo
mew Badlesmere
, wife to Sir William Be
, Earle of Northampton.
Marsh, The Earles of March and He
, and Elizabeth, Countesse of A
Dame Ioan, daughter to S. Io. Carne,
first wife to Sir Gwide Brian.
Hugh Clare, Knight, 1295.
The heart of Queene Heleanor the
The heart of Alfence her son.
The hearts of Iohn and Margaret, chil
dren to William Valence.
The Lord Lioth, of Ireland.
Maude, wife to Geffrey Say, daughter
to the Earle of Warwicke.
The Lord S. Amand, and Dame Eli
his wife, daughter to the Duke
of Lancaster.
The Countesse of Huntington.
Duchesse of Exceter, 1425.
Lord Fanhope died at Ampthill in Bed
, and was buried here, 1443.
Earle of Worcester, beheaded, 1470.
and by him in his Chappell, Iames
Lord Audley, beheaded, 1497.
The Lord Beaumond.
Sir Edmond Cornewall, Baron of Bur
The Lady Nevil, wedded to the Lord
Dowglas, daughter to the duke of Exceter
Richard Scrope, Esquire.
Iohn Mawsley, Esquire, 1432.
Sir Thomas Brandon, Knight of the
Garter, 1509.
William Stalworth, Merchant-Taylor,
William Courtney, Earle of Devonshire,
nominate, but not created, the third of
Henry the eighth
, &c.
There is a Parish of St. Anne, within
the Precinct of the Blacke Friers, which
was pulled downe with the Friers
Church, by sir Thomas Corden: but in the

reigne of Queene Mary, hee being for
ced to finde a Church to the Inhabi
tants, allowed them a lodging Cham
ber above a staire, which since that
time, to wit, in the yeere 1597. fell
downe, and was againe (by collection
therefore made) new builded and en
larged in the same yeere, and was dedi
cated on the eleventh of December.
Here I thought good to insert the
Copy of an ancient Record, concerning
the Priviledges and Liberties (in elder
times) granted to the said Blacke Friers,
which happened to my hands by friend
ly information, and the originall there
of brought mee, as here Verbatim it fol
Notes and Articles for maintenance
of the ancient Liberties and Privi
ledges of the late dissolved Black
, neere Ludgate in Lon
1. FIrst, it appeareth, that on the
25. day of November, 1484.
Iob. Alforde executed at Tyborne.

Iohn Alforde, Shoomaker, dwel
ling within the Blacke Friers in London,
was apprehended and put to death at
Tyborne for Felony, Thomas Newland, a
lias Norland, and William Martin then
being Sheriffes of London, who sought
to have had the goods of the said Felon;
but the Prior of the said Blacke Friers
withstood them, and possessed the same
goods to the use of the Lord of S. Iohns,
of whom the same Friers was then hol
2. Item,
The Bridge at the Blacke Friers.
The Lord of St. Iohns hath
usually made the Bridge at the Thames,
adjoyning to the said Friers, and not the
City of London, &c.
3. Item,
rating of the Prior & Covent▪
The Prior and Covent were
incorporated by Act of Parliament, in
the time of K. Hen. the 6. whereby they
might prescribe, and did alwaies use &
keep the Liberty inviolately, and cleer
ly exempted from the Citizens.
4. Item,
No arrest within the Friers Pre
The Precinct hath alwaies
bin of such liberties, as that no man hath
bin arrested within the same, by any of
the Sheriffes Officers. And if at any
time any Officers of the City hath taken
upon him to execute within the foure
Gates, hee was rescued by the Fri
and Inhabitants of Antiquitie.
5. Item,
ners tra
ded in the Precinct freely.
At all times there hath
dwelt within the Precinct divers and
many persons not free, and yet they
have used their occupations there, with
out controulement of the City and Ci
6. Item,
men come out of the countries.
Alwaies at sundry times (of
long continuance) divers and many
Carpenters, Masons, and such like, have
bin sent out of the Countrey, and have
wrought within the Precinct aforesaid;
which is not sufferable within the Li
berties of the City, by their owne cu
stomes and ordinances.
7. Item,
The in
quiry af
ter the death of any one slaine, by the Coro
ner of the Verge.
Vpon the view of any per
son slaine, the Coroner of the Verge
did alwaies make enquiry thereof. And
the Deodand is due to the Lord of Saint
Iohns, and not to the City; but now to
the Queenes Highnesse due by law, e
quity, and good conscience, whose right
and lawfull title the owners and inhabi
tants of the said exempted place and
Precinct, doe seeke with their bodies &
goods to defend and maintaine against
all pretended title and claime of the Ci
tizens. Notwithstanding divers of the
said Precinct & Liberty have bin great
ly vexed and troubled with often impri
sonments within the Compters of the
8. Item,
Freedome from watching, warding, &c.
The inhabitants within the
said Precinct were never charged to
watch or ward, or to be within the com
passe of any imposition; such as the
Citizens are used and accustomed unto
by their lawes.
9. Item, In the time of K. Edw. the 6.
sir Andrew Iude then being Maior,
A Riot commit
ted in the Blacke Fri
was a Riot committed in the Blacke Fri
, in the house of one Master Lucas,
by one Crouchman of the City, and o
ther persons with him. The force
whereof was soone overswayed by Sir
Thomas Saunders
, and Sir Henry Iernin
, Knights, Master William Moore,
Esquire, with other Gentlemen inhabi
ting in the said Friers. And the parties
by pursuit were twice endighted in the
Marshalsea court holden in Southwark:
Sir Nicholas Hare then being Steward,
and sitting at the doing thereof. After
which time, the said Crouchman (with
other Confederates with him) sought
to endight the said Gentleman by an
especiall Sessions in the said City. For

stay whereof the Lords of the Kings
Privie Councell, understanding the
lewd practices of the said Crouchman
and other, and that the Lord Maior
had nothing to doe within the said Pre
Letters from the Councell to the Lo. Maior.
wrote their letters unto the said
Sir Andrew Iude, then Maior, willing
him not to disturbe the said Gentle
men for the said fact, to the infringing
of the Liberties of the said Friers: The
said Sir Thomas Saunders, and Master
William Moore being bearers of the said
Letters to the said Lord Maior; who
upon deliberation, made answer to the
said bearers by word of mouth, That
forasmuch as there was a complaint
made to him of a Riot committed with
in the City; hee must needes (within
one moneth after) enquire by Sessions
of the same, which he said could not be
prejudiciall unto them, being out of
the Jurisdiction of the City: for that
the same should be Non coram Iudice,
and yet they discharged of the perill of
the Statute. And so they proceeded
with the said Letters notwithstanding:
Whereupon, the said Sir Thomas, and
Master William Moore, making report
of their successe with the Maior to the
Lords of the Councell; they wrote eft
soones other Letters to the said Maior,
but of such force touching the premis
ses, which were also carried and delive
red by the said Sir Thomas and Master
Moore: Whereupon, the said Maior
stayed from any further proceeding
therein, or any other, &c.
10. Item, In Queen Mary her time,
the Councell of the City put a Bill into
the Parliament house,
A Bill put into the Parliamēt house.
seeking by the
same to have the Liberties of the said
Friers, which Bill, with all their surmi
ses, were so utterly rejected, that their
Bill never came to the question, but was
so suppressed, by argument openly in
the same house.
11. Item, The Liberties granted to
Master Cawarden,
Cawardens Letters Patents.
by Letters Patents of
King Edward the sixth, the goods of Fe
lons therein not granted, and so due to
the Queenes Majesty, whose right and
title the City hath not had, nor can bee
suffered to enjoy, according to their
seeking; by the onely resistance of the
said owners and inhabitants within the
said Liberty and Precinct, clearly ex
empted from the City, by metes and
bounds on every side.
12. Item, The said Precinct hath al
wayes been shut up and kept by Wals
and Gates,
Wals and gates be
longing to the Precinct.
so as there was no egresse
that way, but by licence of the Porters,
who were maintained and placed by the
owners of the said Friers, and Liberties
of the same, by especiall and generall
words, granted by Letters Patents un
der the great Seale of England, to di
vers owners and Free-holders there of
the Queenes Majesty. And in especiall
above all other, to Sir Thomas Cawarden,
Knight, deceased, in his Letters Patents
dated the 12. day of May, in the fourth
yeere of King Edward the sixth
; in as
large, ample and full manner, and with
as many pithy and effectuall words, as
ever was read or seene in any Patent,
made for grant of Liberties of any
place exempted, as by the same Patent
more largely appeareth: The true copy
whereof is annexed to these Articles, by
the delivery of Master Moore, true ow
ner of the most part of the said liberties.
13. Item, That Iames Norrice, Curate
of S. Peters in Cornehill, being sometime
one of the Friers,
The Cu
rate of S. Peters in Cornehill his affirmati
and Brethren of the
Black Friers aforesaid, neere Ludgate in
London, saith and affirmeth, That one
Robert Struddell, late Prior of the said
Friers, was by order of Law constrained
to pave the high street adjoyning round
about the channell wals, from the Flow
towards the hill at Creed lane
end. And a Cage at that time standing
on that side the street, adjoyning to the
foresaid wall, within the Parish of Saint
, which Cage was plucked down
by the said Prior, and not since set up a
gain; the Prior aforesaid saying; Seeing
they of the City cause mee to pave all
this side of the street next my wall, they
shall have no Cage of others standing
on my ground, against mine owne wall:
And so the City never builded Cage on
that side after.
14. Item, Moreover, the said Master
Norrioe saith, That the Liberties of the
Blacke Friers in the said Priors dayes
were such,
The Li
berties of the Pre
cinct in the Priors dayes.
that the Lord Maior of the
City of London, nor the Sheriffes did
arrest any man within the said Liberty
for any thing, as free, as hee well re
membreth in all his time.
15. Item,

15. Item,
Foure Gates be
longing to the Friers and Porters.
Hee remembreth, that
foure Gates were shut in during the
Friers time, by the commandement of
the Prior. And one Father Seagar, be
ing then Porter, appointed by the said
late Prior, Robert Struddell, with others
after him, at the appointment of other
Priors then succeeding: And not by the
Maior of London, nor any other.
The saying of Thomas Vlverston,
alias Wolverston
, of Garlicke
, Officer to the Vintners of
London, and sometime a Frier of
the Blacke Friers: Taken before
mee Sir Thomas Saunders,
Knight, the 30. day of May, An
no Domini, 1562
16. ITem, He saith, he hath heard say
many times among the Friers and
Of other mens doores in
to the Blacke Fri
that Master Peacocke of London,
and his Predecessours, had never doore
into the Blacke Friers out of his house;
but by fine and agreement, made for
the same with the Prior of Blacke Fri
, long before his time of remem
17. Item, He saith, that the Porters
of the Friers alwayes kept their foure
Gates (time out of minde) by the ap
pointment of the Prior and Covent,
How the Porters of the Friers kept their foure Gates.

cleere exempted from the City. And
when the Porters perceived any suspe
cted persons or malefactors within the
limits of the Friers; they declared it
to the Prior, who forthwith comman
ded them, to take the ayde of the ho
nest Inhabitants within the Friers, to
make search and watch for the appre
hension of such lewd persons: which so
found, were alwayes examined by Sir
William Kingston
, Knight, and other
good men there inhabiting within the
Friers, at the Porters desire, and not o
18. Item,
No search or watch within the Pre
cinct, &c.
Hee never heard, nor did
know in all his time, any search or watch
to bee made within the Precinct of the
Friers, by any Watchman or Consta
ble of the City, who could never come
within any of the Friers Gates, but
by the Porters licence of the same Fri
19. Item,
Paving the street by the Prior and Covent.
He saith, that the Prior
and Covent did once pave the Streetes
(by his time) from the Friers Turne
gate, unto the Flower-de-Lize, along
by the VVall, to the Channell of the
same Streete. But as for pulling downe
of any Cage, he doth not well remem
20. Item,
For puni
shing dis
ordered persons.
He saith, if any Vagabond,
or any Drunkard, or misordered per
son, were taken culpable within the
Precinct of the Friers, they were al
wayes punished in the Friers Stockes
against the Church doore, by the Pri
ors commandement; and not by the
Lord Maiors, or Sheriffes of London.
21. Item,
Against claiming the Liber
ties of Blacke Fri
Sir Iohn Portenary, Knight,
inhabiting within the late Blacke Fri
, neere Ludgate in London, about 30.
yeeres past, doth well remember, That
after the suppression of the said Blacke
, the Lord Maior of London
would have entred into the said Blacke
, and claimed the Liberties of the
said Blacke Friers. For the which, the
Lord Cobham, the Lord Zanche, Sir
Thomas Cheyney
, Sir William Kingston,
Sir Francis Brian, Knights, with many
other VVorshipfull Gentlemen, then
being Inhabitants within the Liberties
and Precinct of the said late Blacke
, denied the Lord Maior and Ci
tizens entrance, and would not permit
nor suffer them, or any of them, to en
ter within the same. And shortly af
ter, Sir Francis Brian, and Sir Thomas
, moved the Kings Majesty, then
being King Henry the eighth; how the
said Maior and Citizens would have
entred into the said Friers. And then
the Kings Majesty said unto them these
words following: Are not Wee as able
to keepe our Priviledges and Liberties,
as the Friers did keepe their Priviled
ges alwayes before time, free from the
City. Whereupon, they all (by one
consent and agreement) sent the said
Lord Maior word of the Kings Majesty
his answer and pleasure therein.
Whereupon the Lord Maior and Al
dermen were satisfied, and would no
further proceed upon the Kings right
and title of Liberties; as then they
promised and affirmed by the mouth
of the Recorder, being sent by the Mai
or to the Worshipfull of the said Friers.

And the said Sir Iohn Portenary further
saith, That after the said Friers were
supprest, the Lord Cromwell, Vicar
Generall, caused to bee delivered unto
the said Sir Iohn Portenary, the keyes of
all the said Friers, safely to keepe from
the said City, and to provide, that all
within the said Liberty should bee in
safety and safegard. The which keyes
were afterward delivered by the said
Sir Iohn Portenary, to the hands of Do
ctor Layton
, and Doctor Wendie, they
being Visitors there. For the which,
the said Sir Iohn Portenary had a cer
taine reward payed unto him by the
Lord North, then being Chancellour
of the Augmentation Court. All which
matter the said Sir Iohn Portenary
will depose to bee most certaine and
true, as hee will answer at the dread
full day of Iudgement upon his soule.
22. Bee it in remembrance perpe
tuall for infallible truth,
Two Al
dermens entring into the Liberties of the Blacke Fri
that one A
lexander Avenon
, being Sheriffe of
London, and one other, being Alder
man of the VVard of Faringdon infra,
came and entred very stoutly into the
Liberty of the Blacke Friers neere Lud
, the fifteenth day of May, 1562.
to carry away all the Hosiers19 and Tay
, to come to the Guild-Hall in
London, according to the Queenes
new Proclamation. Which Hosiers
and Taylors denied to goe with the
said Sheriffe, affirming and saying,
That they had put in Bonds (before
their comming) to the Lord Cobham,
and to Sir Thomas Saunders, Knight,
two of the Queenes Iustices of the
Peace within the said Liberty (being
within the Verge, and exempted
from the City of London) according to
the Queenes Proclamation. And
thereupon, one Iohn Bradford, being
Constable of the same exempted place,
and within the Liberty of the said
Queenes Verge; caused the foure
Porters of the said Friers, to shut all the
Gates; which being perceived by the
said Sheriffe and Alderman; the said
Sheriffe commanded the Gates to bee
opened; whereunto the said Consta
ble of the Friers said, That they should
not be opened, before the Iustices plea
sures of the Friers were knowne. And
then the Sheriffe of London said, That
hee was of greater authority than the
Iustices were. The Constable affirming
him so to bee within the City of Lon
, but not within the Precinct of the
Liberty of the Black Friers. For the Con
stable said, that he had greater power
& authority there than the Sheriffe had.
Which being heard, and scant well di
gested by them; fearing further incon
venience to arise thereupon (as by sud
den changing of the grieved counte
nance was plainly declared) the said
Sheriffe and Alderman (with gentle
language) desired the Constable to o
pen the Gates quietly, and suffer them
to passe thence. VVhich hee did at
their gentle request and entreaty: And
so they departed out of the Liberty
of the Blacke Friers
, by the Porters
commandement, and gave to the Por
ters for opening the Gates money.
People of Saint Martins,
What en
sued upon this busi
nesse in the Blacke Friers.
as well
Strangers as other (in the open high
Streete) marvelling and wondering at
the said Sheriffes and Aldermans inclo
sure within the said Friers Gates: On
the morrow after, being the sixteenth
day of May, 1562
. one Hardford being
Constable of Saint Martins Parish
within Ludgate
, in the high Streete
there, tooke one Tretheru, a Hosier
and Taylor, dwelling in the said Fri
, and carried him to the Lord Maior
of London. Who by and by (without
delay, or any further speech) comman
ded the said Gilbert to the Counter in
London. Whereupon, the said Sir Tho
mas Saunders
, as one of the Iustices of
the said Liberty, went to the Earle
of Arundell
, Lord Steward to the
Queenes most honourable Houshold,
declaring the whole circumstance of
the said Sheriffe and Aldermans enter
prise. And obtained a token to the
Lord Maior, no further to enter the
said Liberty within the Verge; untill
by Law, or the Privie Councels judge
ment, the question moved were deter
mined, concerning the infringing of
the said ancient Liberty. All this was
spoken in the presence of Peter Baugh,
Lewes Rawbone
, and divers other Stran
gers. In witnesse and probatior where
of, the said Sir Thomas hath subscribed
his name, with divers other here-under
written, which were present.
23. Be

23. Be it had in perpetuall memory,
A further testimony concer
ning one Robert Flower, Tailor and Hosier in the same precinct of Blacke Friers.

for a continuall perfect declaration of
the truth, whereunto all matters of va
riance and controversie should be refer
red and advanced; and not the sparkes
of troth to be hidden (as a Candle, bea
ring perfect light, under a Bushell) and
so washed away in the flowing waters
of unmindfull oblivion, which (amongst
all good Christian men) is at all times,
and in all ages to be rejected, and not to
be imbraced; but rather to be buried in
the bottome of the earth, never to rise
In consideration whereof, by these
presents, it is for an infallible truth, to
be holden with all men, which shall
heare or see this present writing: That
Robert Flower, Taylor and Hosier, dwel
ling within the Precinct and liberties of
the late Blacke Friers, neere Ludgate in
London; was by order and commande
ment of the whole Bench or Aldermen,
committed into one of the Compters of
London, the 20. day of May, 1502. For
that the same Robert Flower refused to be
bound (acording to order taken) from
the making of monstrous great Hosen,
according to the Queens gracious Pro
clamation in that behalfe: Because the
said Robert Flower had (amongst other
persons) put in Bonds before the Hono
rable Warden of the Five Ports, and
Sir Thomas Saunders, Knight, Justices
within the Liberty of the Queenes
Verge. After which reveiled and
knowne to the Honourable Earle of A
, Lord Steward of the Queenes
most Honourable Houshold, who cau
sed the Knight Marshall to goe to the
said Lord Maior, requiring the delive
rance of the said prisoner. The Lord
Maior (being sickly) made answer, that
he knew nothing thereof; but desired
him to speake with Master Recorder:
who made answer, that the said impri
sonment was done by the whole Bench
of Aldermen, and he (as one particular
person) could not deliver the prisoner,
untill the next Court day, which could
not be till two dayes after, to the great
charges and hinderance of the said pri
Whereupon the Lord Steward sent
for Master Cholmeley, he being then Re
corder of London, and commanded him
to deliver the prisoner; or else he would
imprison the Maior of London, and the
said Recorder, and the fattest Alder
man in the Citie, which hee could get
within the Verge: And declared, that
the Queenes Liberties and Franchises
should not bee overcome by the Lord
Maior and Bench of Aldermen, so long
as he was Officer: with many other
words against the Citizens, which were
too long to write. Adding further, that
the Maior did not meddle with Saint
, being within the Citie, and a
parcel of Westminster Deanry; much lesse
should he meddle with the said liberty
of the Friers, bounded out by walls and
gates from the City, being in the Coun
ty of Middlesex
, and not within the Ci
tie. And so commanded the Recorder
to send home the prisoner into the liber
ty presently: which was so done accor
dingly: Promising, that if the L. Maior
could declare or shew any good Title,
whereby to breake the Liberty, the
Queenes learned Councell should an
swer him and them therein. And then
the Recorder said, he never heard be
fore that time, that the Lord Steward
did claime the precinct of the said Black
, to be within the liberty of the
Queenes Verge: Out of which Ju
risdiction the Citie of London is exem
pted by the Statute of 32. Hen. 8. Cap.
2. Vnder colour of which Statute, the
Maior would bring the said Friers to be
in London; which in all the Friers time
was freely exempted.
All the which matter was debated
in the presence of Sir Thomas Saunders,
Knight; Master Robert Hopton, one of
the Knight Marshals, and Mr. Bromeley,
under Steward of the Marshalsea, the
day and yeere above-written.
24. Item,
A man slaine in the liberty of the Blacke Friers.
That in Queene Maries
, or King Edwards time, her Bro
ther, there was a man slaine within the
said precinct of the Blacke Friers: and
the goods of him that was supposed to
doe the deed, were stayed within the
said Friers, and an Inventory taken by
the next Justice of Peace within the
Verge, Roger Cholmeley, Knight, by
the commandement of Sir Thomas Che
, Knight; and afterward one Master
Garrard and the Recorder of London,
came unto the said Sir Thomas Cheney’s

house within the same precinct, and
would have made an Inventory of the
goods of the partie offender aforesaid,
now deceased. But the said Sir Thomas
would not permit nor suffer
them so to doe; for that hee had made
stay of the same goods for the Queene
before, if it were lawfully found that
the said partie had slaine the man dead.
Which afterward was otherwise found
by a Quest of twelve men, sitting super
visum corporis
of the dead, by the Coro
ner of the Verge within the said Liber
ty: where the Maior of London and
Bench of Aldermen have not to doe,
nor intermit with the Inhabitants there
in: Because the whole Friers liberties,
and franchises of the same, were freely
given unto King Henry the eighth, by
Act of Parliament: whereby the Lord
Maior of London, and Bench of Alder
men are cleerely barred and secluded
from the Friers Liberties, and the inha
bitants thereof franchised, and cleane
exempted from all the Citizens, and
their impositions or other taxations.
The true Copie of the Vicar of Brom
leys Letter in Kent, sent to Ma
ster Thomas Walsingham of
Scadborough in the said County,
Esquire: who sent the same Letter
to Sir Tho. Saunders, Knight,
he being also one of the Queenes Iu
stices of the Peace in the said Coun
tie; to examine the severall parti
culars therein, concerning the liber
tie of the said Friers, &c.
RIght Worshipfull; you shal un
derstand that I have received
your kinde Letter; according
The Vicar of Bromley dwelt for
merly in the Blacke Friers.
these are to satisfie your
minde; That I was dwelling in the
Blacke Friers foure or five yeeres, and
came thither from Oxford, where I had
beene a Student of Divinity. I was al
so Curate of the Parish within the
Blacke Friers, called Saint Agnes. Wee
had within us a Porter, who did shut
all the Gates every night; at nine of the
clocke in the Winter, and at ten of the
clocke in the Summer. No Sheriffe,
Bailiffe or Constable, nor yet the Maior
of London, tooke interest there at any
time, nor forreine porters had to doe
within our Priviledge: And the Friers
did pave both within the Turn-gate and
without, unto Saint Andrews Church,
downe by the great Garden wall: And
without the Turne-gate there was a
Cage, pulled downe by my time, which
was set up by the Lord Maior of London.
The inhabitants within the Friers never
watched, neither the Constable of Saint
Martins Parish
warned any watch
there, neither came within the Gates,
after the houre appointed at any time.
The Sheriffes of London had no Felons
goods there, neither did arrest any per
son within the Precinct of the house.
As for Bakers and Brewers that belon
ged to the house, they be dead.
There is one Iames Norrice,
The same man spo
ken of be
alive, who was brought up in the
house, and dwelling at Saint Michaels
in Cornehill
, he can give you further in
structions: whether there be any more
living, I know not.
The fatall VESPER, or dis
mall EVENSONG, happening
at the Blacke Friers on Sunday in
the afternoone, it being the
26. day of October.
THere were upon that day, being
dedicated to the service of God,
assembled together in the Black
neere the French Embassadours
house in ordinary, above three hundred
persons of sundry Nations, as English,
Scottish, Welch, and Irish, to heare a
Sermon, & after that to celebrate Even
song, according to the Rites and Cere
monies of the Romish Church. Of
which number it is certainly knowne
and confidently reported, that about
the number of threescore of them, had
that morning both confessed them
selves, and received the Sacrament, ac
cording to the order of the Romish
Church. Hee that was to supply that
exercise for the present, was Father
, a Iesuite by profession, and by
birth a Gentleman, being extracted

out of the house of the Norfolcian Dru
, and sonne unto Doctor Drury, late
professor of the Civill Law, and practi
ser thereof in the Court of the Arches
here in London. Hee was by those of the
Romish religion reputed to bee a man
of great learning, as having studied
many yeeres beyond the Sea, with
much approbation and allowance of
his Superiours. And although he were
opposite in point of faith and beliefe
unto the Religion now professed in Eng
, yet was he held by the generality
of our Nation, both Protestants and
Papists, who knew him, and could
make a true estimate of his vertues
and vices by the outward circumstance
and appearance of his actions, to bee a
man of a good morall life, and of a plau
sible and laudable conversation. So that
in respect of these indowments, there
could nothing have been desired more
by us of the Reformed Church, than
that hee had not beene a Papist, but a
member of our Church, Religion, and
Profession. All the day before, which
was the last that ever his eyes beheld,
he was observed to be wondrous sad and
pensive, contrary unto his wonted hu
mour and disposition, hee being a man
of a free, merry and affable conversati
on, as though that some spirit of predi
ction had foretold him of that fatall
disaster, which was at hand. Thus wee
reade of Caesar, that hee was possessed
with a strange and unwonted sadnesse
that morning when hee entred into the
Senate house, where he was stabbed to
death by the Senators. And so was that
Assassine Cassius much perplexed and
troubled in minde before that mortall
and bloudy battell of Pharsalia. By
meanes of which affection, Father Dru
finding an indisposition in himselfe,
hee would (if with his reputation hee
could) have made a retraction of his
promise, and a demurre of the intended
exercise. But being prest on by divers
of his friends, who told him that the
Audience was great, and their expecta
tion farre greater, hee did then againe
resolve to goe forward with the enter
The place wherein this Congregati
on was assembled, was not the French
Ambassadours Chappell
, according as
the first report went currant; for that
was reserved for the use of himselfe and
his family, to celebrate their Even-song
after their owne manner and custome,
but it was a Chamber neere unto the
gate, some three stories high, being
some threescore foot long, and twenty
foot broad, or thereabouts. The wals
were not made of Lome, composed of
Laths and Rafters, and covered over
with Clay and Lime, as some at first
reported: but were of Brick and Stone,
which are held by all Architects to bee
the strongest and the surest building.
But howsoever, a Gentlewoman of a
noble house, and of a quicke and judici
ous spirit, who was then present, and
had taken a curious view of the pressing
multitude of the people, which was at
length their owne oppression, and of
the unfitnesse and uncapacity of the
place besides, told him, That shee
thought it would prove an action full
of danger, if he should offer to preach
in that place respectively in respect of
the premises. But he being led on by a
divine and fatall necessity, which blinds
the judgement of the wise men of this
world, he told her that he did meane
as then to preach, and to goe forward
with the greatest expedition he could,
with his intended Sermon. For the ac
complishment of which designe, the
Father predicant being clad in those
robes and ornaments which are used by
those of his Order, being a Iesuit, ha
ving a Surplice girt about his middle
with a linnen girdle, a red Cap with a
white one underneath, turned up about
the brimmes of his Cap, and his other
accoutrements belonging, which the
Ignatian Orders have imposed upon
them: and being placed in a Chaire a
bout the middest of the roome, which
Chaire was raised up something higher
than the ordinary levell of the floore:
hee crossing himselfe with the signe of
the Crosse, and having ended some pri
vate prayers, accommodated himselfe
to his Text, between three and foure of
the clocke in the afternoone of the fore
said Sunday. The words of the Text
were part of the Gospel appointed for
the present day, according to the order
and instruction of the Church of Rome,
being their fifth of November, which

account is thought to bee the truest by
the Romane Catholikes, and begins
ten dayes before that of England. The
Gospel was written in the eighteenth
Chapter of St. Matthewes Gospel, and
delivered unto us by the holy Spirit, in
these words: Therefore is the Kingdome
of Heaven likened unto a certaine man that
was a King, which would take account of
his servants. And when hee had begun to
reckon, one was brought unto him which
ought him ten thousand Talents. But for
asmuch as hee was not able to pay, his Lord
commanded him to be sold, and his wife and
children, and all that he had, and payment
to be made. The servant fell downe and be
sought him, saying: Sir, have patience with
mee and I will pay thee all. Then had the
Lord pity of that servant, and loosed him,
and forgave him the debt. So the same ser
vant went out, and found one of his fel
lowes which ought him an hundred pence:
And he laid hands on him, and tooke him
by the throat, saying: Pay that thou owest.
And his fellow fell downe and besought him,
saying: Have patience with mee and I will
pay thee all. And he would not, but he went
out and cast him into prison, till hee should
pay the debt. So when his fellowes went
and saw what was done, they were very
sorry, and came and told their Master all
that happened. Then his Lord called him
and sayd unto him: O thou ungracious ser
vant, I forgave thee all that debt thou desi
redst mee, shouldest not thou also have had
compassion on thy fellow, even as I had pity
on thee, &c?
The words which he insisted especi
ally upon, were these:
*Note that this Text was divided into three partes; whereof the first part trea
ted of Gods mer
cie, the se
cond of mans in
gratitude, the third of the Re
medies which man might use for the procuring of Gods mercie, and cure himselfe from this contagi
cus dis
ease of his ingrati
tude. Which first part onely in part he handled.
O thou ungraci
ous servant, I forgave thee all the debt thou
oughtest mee, shouldest not thou also have
had compassion on thy fellow, even as I had
pity on thee?
Vpon which subject dis
coursing with much vehemency, and
implying out of it the infinite mercy
and goodnesse of God, whereby he doth
not onely give us all that wee have, but
forgives us all our trespasses and offen
ces, bee they never so deeply stayned
with the scarlet dye and tincture of our
guiltinesse: which mercifull act of God
is paraboliz’d unto us by a certain man
that was a King, who tooke account of
his servants, and after much intreaty
and submission, forgave one ten thou
sand Talents, which he ought him. And
also dilating by way of blame and re
prehension of the ungratefull and un
relenting heart of man, who doth not
forgive trespasses as God doth forgive
him; but out of his swelling and ma
lignant humour, writes benefits in the
sand, and injuries in marble, which un
charitablenesse of theirs is intimated in
the Parable by the ungracious servant,
who would not forgive his fellow a
small debt, although his Master had
forgiven him one of a farre greater va
lue. Moreover, upon the application
of these words, hee did inveigh with
much bitternesse, as some give out (but
I know not how truly) against the
manners and doctrine of the Prote
But having proceeded thus farre, loe
what a sudden and unexpected accident
fell out. The Sermon inclining to
wards the middest, and the day decli
ning towards an end, it being almost
foure of the clocke in the afternoone,
the multitude and crowde of the assem
bly breaking downe with their over
bearing weight the beames and side
timbers wherewith this roome was sup
ported, they fell downe into the next
Chamber, the floore whereof being
broken downe also with the descending
weight of them and the ruines, they fell
at last upon the lowest Chamber of the
edifice, where some of them perished,
some were hurted and maymed, other
some were free from all hurt and dan
ger except of that which the present
fright and terror did impose upon them,
and those were they especially who fell
not at all, but remained in one angle or
corner of the Chamber, which was free
from falling. Which persons beeing
thought to be betweene twenty and
thirty in number, as I heard by one,
who was one of them, perplexed and
frighted thus as they were, by conside
ration of that most fearefull danger,
whereinto they had seene their fellowes
and brethren to fall, who did lift up
their hands for helpe, and beat their
breasts for life, whereof they then were
spectators; and being doubtfull that
they should be Actors with them pre
sently in that Scene of their calamity;
the place being weake, tottering and un
assured, for this cause feare and necessity

giving motion and strength unto their
armes, they opened with their Knives a
Lome wall, which parted that roome
and a Chamber belonging to the Am
bassadours Lodging. By which meanes,
after much difficulty and labour, they
got their passage, and live as yet to glo
rifie God for their deliverance.
Presently upon the report of the fall
and cry, divers persons of all sorts re
sorted unto the place, some out of cha
rity, to helpe those that were thus di
stressed; for which cause they brought
Spades, Pickaxes, and other instru
ments fit for that purpose; others out of
meere curiosity came thither, to see this
wonderfull event, and this object so full
of admiration. Where, after the guards
were set upon all the Advenues and pas
sages leading into the Blacke Friers, and