The Inhabitants of London in 1638. Originally published by Society of Genealogists, London, 1931.
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MS. p. 337.
According to the King's Majesties' Order of the first of April last, 1638, that every Parish should bring in the valuation of their several Benefices, as they are now paid, together with the value of the houses as they are now paid, We, the Vicar, Common Councell and Churchwardens of the parish of St. Brides, having duly considered thereof, do humbly certify
1. That the parish church of St. Brides is an impropriation belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.
2. That we have a lease thereof lately obtained from the Dean and Chapter which upon our former lease was then in being ten years, the which we renewed for 21 years and paid for the same (besides all other charges) two hundred and forty pounds £240
3. That for tithes we received of all the houses in our parish with much labour and difficulty in the gathering per ann. one hundred and threescore pounds £160.
4. That we pay, besides our fine, Rent to the Dean and Chapter per Anm. (and besides some other fees) forty pounds £40.
5. That we pay to Mr. Palmer our Vicar for Preaching per ann. fifty pounds £50.
6. Item he hath also of the said Dean and Chapter per ann. paid him sixteen pounds £16. That he hath also for Christenings, Marriages, Burials, Funeral Sermons and other duties to him belonging [no amount.]
All which and much more to the value of Eight hundred pounds per ann. goeth to the maintenance of our miserable poor which are betwixt seven and eight hundred families with Nursing of poor children and Orphans left upon our charge.
The present maintenance.
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Allowed from the Governors of the Hospital, now £20 per ann., but I find that there hath in former times been allowed to some £40 per ann.
Item allowed by them a house not certain, but for how long time and what one, they hold to be at their pleasure.
Item. Glebe There was left by will a £100 by Alderman Heylin about 5 years ago in the hands of the Governors to buy land or houses for the good and use of the minister which is not yet done, and allowed for the use of the monies £6 13s. 4d. per ann.
Item. Casual duties and offerings £6.
Summe totalis £32 13s. 4d