The Inhabitants of London in 1638. Originally published by Society of Genealogists, London, 1931.
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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
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
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.
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.