THE VARIATIONS OF THE FIRST EDITION
OF THE SURVEY IN 1598 FROM THE
TEXT OF 1603
Passages or phrases which did not appear in the edition of 1598
are denoted by an asterisk.
Page xcvii, l. 2. Robert Lee, Lord Mayor] the Lord Mayor
xcviii, ll. 18–28. which some other …any other] but I trust hereafter that
shalbe supplied, and I professe (if more touching this worke come vnto
me) to afforde it, in all dutie. In the meane time I recommend this to
your view, my laboures to your consideration, and my selfe to your seruice
(as I haue professed during life) in this or any other.
1, ll. 1–15. As the…greater maiestie.] As Rome the chiefe Citie of
the world to glorifie it selfe, drew her originall from the Gods, Goddesses,
and demy Gods, by the Troian progeny. So this famous Citie of London
for greater glorie, and in emulation of Rome, deriueth it selfe from the
very same originall. For (as Jeffery of Monmoth, the Welche Historian
reporteth) Brute descended from the demy god Eneas, the sonne of
Venus, daughter of Iupiter, aboute the yeare of the world 2855, the yeare
before Christes natiuitie 1108, builded a Citie neare vnto a riuer now
called Thames, and named it Troynouant, or Trenouant.
l. 16. *as…noteth
ll. 17, 18. also…faire] also added fayre
3, l. 27. hauing] which hath
l. 29. whereof] which
4, l. 8. Fastnes] Paces
l. 18. confederates] leager fellowes
5, l. 2. this Citie] this our Citie
l. 14. inwalled this Citie] inwalled it
7, l. 27. ignorant of building] ignorant of the Architecture or building.
ll. 30–32. artificers…wodden buildings.] Masons and Workemen
in stone into this Iland amongst the Saxons, (he I say) brought hyther
Artificers of stone houses, Paynters and Glasiers, artes before that time
vnto the Saxons vnknowne, who before that time vsed but wodden
l. 32 to page 8, l. 2, *And to this…diuine seruice.
8, ll. 8, 9. of the…Londennir,] of the olde Saxons Londonceaster,
l. 22. whereof William] whereof I haue read some, namely William
9, ll. 1–12. *By the Northside…landside.
ll. 19, 20. then brake…purses] and then they brake into the houses
of the Jewes, and searched their coffers
9, l. 23. of this Citie] of the Citie of London
ll. 26–30. *hauing graunted…he also
ll. 34, 35. *along behinde the houses
l. 39 to page 10, l. 2. *1328… repaired.
10, ll. 9, 10. and Bricke… burnt:] and willed brick to be made and
ll. 18, 19. the Posterne… repayred] the Posterne. A greate part
of the same wal called Moregate was repayred
ll. 20, 21. in two…fixed] standing in two places there
11, l. 5. *for defence thereof.
ll. 19–22. *All which sayde…name of Wel.
12, ll. 9, 10. That…proued thus,] That the Riuer of the Wels, in
the West parte of the Citie, was of old time so called: it may be prooued
ll. 18, 19. this water…continued,] this water hath beene since
that time called Turnemill Brooke: yet then called the riuer of the Wels,
which name of Ryuer continued:
14, l. 6. in a Booke] in an olde writing (fn. 1) booke
l. 16. to scowre] to couer
15, ll. 21, 22. is faire… full.] is thereof yet fayre curbed square with
harde stone, and is alwaies kepte cleane for common vse: it is alwaies
ful, and neuer wanteth water.
ll. 24–26. west ende… incloseth it:] west ende of this Clarkes well
Church, without the stone wall that incloseth the Church,
ll. 26–38. *the sayd Church… Gentiles in England, &c.
l. 39 to page 16, l. 9. Other smaller… discerned.] the other smaller
wells that stood neare vnto Clarkes wel, to wit Skinners wel, Fagges well,
Todwell, Loderswell, and Redwell, are all decayed and so filled vp, that
their places are now hardly discerned:
16, l. 21. is called Smithfield pond.] is but fowle: and is called Smithfielde Ponde.
17, ll. 15–18. Water…an other place.] Water procured to the Standarde in West Cheape aboute the yeare 1431.
ll. 23–6. *The Conduit…other Conduits.
18, l. 13. Bulmer] Bulman
ll. 26, 27. *neare… Lothbery
ll. 28–30. Eastfield… Cripplegate.] Eastfielde conueyed water from
Teyborne and from Highbery.
19, l. 5. Wodrooffe] Wodren
l. 10. 900 li.] 700 li.
l. 12. *The towne Ditch without the Wall of the citie.
20, ll. 7–13. *namely… XCV. li. iij.s. iiij. d.
ll. 19–23. *And againe…viii. CXIIIJ. pound, xv. s. viij. d.
l. 23. Before the which] At which
l. 36. *for I cannot helpe it.
23, ll. 1–4. liberality … was builded.] liberality of diuers persons 215
yeares before the bridge of stone was finished.
ll. 22, 23. foure years… 1205.] foure yeares before this worke was
finished, and was buried in the Chappell builded on the same bridge in the
ll. 29–32. foure Clearks … erected,] foure Clarkes and other. There
was also a Chantrie for Iohn Hatfielde &c. So that in the yeare 23 of
Henry the 6 there was 4 Chaplens in the saide Chappell; after that example sundry houses were thereupon shortly after erected.
l. 32 to page 24, l. 9. *and many … on this Bridge.
24, ll. 10, 11. The first … foure yeares] The first action on this
bridge was lamentable, for within 3 yeres
ll. 12–14. the Borough … there] a maruelous terrible chance happened, for the citie of London vpon the south side of the riuer of Thames,
as also the Church of our Ladie of the Canons in Southwarke
l. 37 to page 25, l. 3. *1381, a great … Annales.
25, ll. 27–34. *In the yeare 1450 … in number.
l. 35. common siege] common stage
l. 38. to page 26, l. 7. *In the year 1553 … Annales.
26, ll. 16, 17. *vs. wardens, as aforesaid, and others
l. 25. *sometime about the Fleete.
27, ll. 13–15. *as before … vpon Walbrooke
ll. 17, 18. should clense … extended.] should vaulte or bridge and
clense the same so farre as his landes extended.
ll. 20–4. Also … discerned.] In the thirde of Henry the fift, this
watercourse hauing had many bridges (as ye haue hearde) I haue reade
of one by the name of Horshew bridge, by the Church of S. Iohn Baptist
now called S. Iohns vpon Walbrooke, which hath beene since vaulted
ouer with bricke, and the Streetes or Lanes where through it passed so
paued, that the same watercourse or brooke is now hardly discerned.
l. 27. *in this Citie
28, ll. 2–5. Tower of London … builded,] Tower of London, which
then serued as a Posterne for Passengers out of the East: from thence
through Towerstreete, Eastcheape, and Candelweekestrete, to Londonstone, the midle point of that high way: then through Budgerow, Wathelingstreete, and leauing Paules Church, on the right hand, to Ludgate in
the West, the next be Aldgate, Bishopsgate, Criplegate, Aldersgate,
Ludgate, and the Bridgegate, ouer the Thames. Since the which time
hath been builded Newgate
l. 10. *or reasonable coniecture
ll. 12–19. For the first … gate and posterne] The first was the
Posterne gate next vnto the Tower of London which at the length fell
downe in the yeare 1440, the 18 of Henry the 6, and was neuer reedified
againe of stone, but an homely cotage with a narrow passage made of
timber, lath, and loame, hath beene in place thereof set vp, and so
remaineth. The ruine of the said Posterne
28, l. 23. *to the white tower,
ll. 25, 26. outer wal.] utter wal of the Tower.
ll. 28–33. Thames … reedified.] Thames, to haue flowed aboute it.
By meanes of this ditch the foundation of that gate being loosed and
greatly weakened, fell at the length, as ye haue hearde and so remaineth.
l. 33 to page 29, l. 7. *Such was … Communaltie, &c.
29, ll. 10–16. *This is one … antiquitie of the gate
ll. 18, 19. *as ye … Portsoken
l. 27 to page 31, l. 2. *More, I reade … thus much for Aeldgate.
31, l. 4. The third and next] The next
l. 12. Blethenhall greene] Blethenhal green now called Bednal-greene
l. 36. Inserts after Chanons regular: the 19 of Henry the thirde.
32, ll. 1–3. Thus much … repayring the same] Thus much for Antiquitie, now for repayring of this gate.
l. 4. confirmed] graunted or confirmed
33, l. 1. *seemeth to me that
ll. 8, 9. *but since … Monke of Bery
ll. 25, 26. More, I read that] Besides this
34, l. 16. This is … hath] This gate hath
35, l. 3. *and is the fift principall gate
ll. 4, 5. about … Stephen] about the raigne of Henry II or Richard I.
ll. 12–14. *a kind of … that time, &c
37, l. 7. Thomas Knowles … London,] Lastly Thomas Knowles Mayor,
ll. 14–38. *Tuesday next … them in irons.
38, l. 2. *and sixt principal gate
ll. 35, 36. defaced … Idoll] defaced by vnaduised folkes
39, l. 37 to page 40, l. 2. *38 foot … in bredth
40, l. 19. *three broad Arrow heades
l. 31. *Thus much for gates in the wall.
l. 32 to page 41, l. 6. Water gates … Ripa Reginæ] Of the Watergates of name, on the banke of the riuer of Thames. The first from the
West towards the East is called Ripa Reginae
41, l. 11. so called] so called, as may be supposed
42, l. 1. The next] The next after Downgate (of old time)
ll. 23, 24. *and is the … Fitzstephen
l. 25. newe made] weakely made
43, l. 17. Inserta after now: the largest water gate on the Riuer of
Thames, and therefore
l. 35. Inserts after Customers key: which is now of late most beautifully enlarged and built
44, l. 8. said Riuer:] said Riuer, and therefore concerning Gates let
ll. 8–16. *now for … Francigenarum
45, ll. 13–20. *Ye haue … Tower
ll. 21, 22. which … white tower,] This was the great square
Tower, which was then builded,
45, ll. 28–33. *and also … at Westminster.
46, ll. 9–15. *In the yeare 1153 … repayred.
l. 38 to page 47, l. 7. *It is also to be noted … good likings.
47, l. 7 to page 48, l. 1. But Mathew Paris … Lion Tower.] Aboute
the yeare 1239 King Henry the third caused the Tower of London to be
fortified with bulwarkes, which after they were builded fell downe, and
therefore he caused it to be reedified more strongly, to his cost of more
then twelue thousand markes.
In the yeare 1274 King Edward the first commaunded the Treasurer
and Chamberlaine of his Exchequer, to deliuer out of his Treasorie, vnto
Giles of Andwarp 200 markes, of the fines taken of diuers Marchants,
or vsurers of London, towardes the worke of the ditch about the Tower of
48, ll. 1–34. *I find also … Iohn Bowre.
l. 35. Edward the fourth … London] Edward the fourth fortified
this Tower and made it strong.
l. 35 to page 49, l. 6. *and inclosed … somewhat.
49, ll. 7–28. *and other parts …vsually opened.
ll. 28–31. And thus much … in the same] Thus much for the foundation and building, increase and maintenance of this Tower. Now somewhat of accidents in the same.
l. 39 to page 50, l. 7. *In 1214 … Tower: Likewise
50, ll. 8, 9. *and again … Iusticers.
ll. 18, 19. brought … hanged.] brought him to the gallowes, and there
hanged him and other twaine.
ll. 29, 30. *as ye … Gates.
51, ll. 12–14. *E. 2 … their dyet.
ll. 27, 28. *and kept … her sonne.
52, ll. 2–4. *I finde … Buckles bury.
53, l. 38 to page 54, l. 1. Thus … money matters] Thus haue I set
downe according to my small reading in antiquitie, these money matters
54, ll. 10–13. *first poynted … were not vsuall.
ll. 32–5. *King Edward … forbidden.
55, ll. 13–31. *In the yeare 1411 … money for them.
l. 32. In the yeare 1465] In the yeare 1464
56, l. 3 to page 57, l 27. *saith the Record … siluer in the middest
58, ll. 15–26. *In the yeare 1426 … Queenes, and others.
ll. 31–4. entered the same … murdered.] entered the same, and deliuered king Henry, but the next yeare hee was againe sent thether, and
l. 36. *with Malmesey
ll. 37, 38. were said to be murthered there.] were murdered in the
l. 39 to page 59, l. 5. *In the yeare 1485 … before the king.
59, ll. 12–26. *In the yeare 1546 … Easterweeke.
62, ll. 16–22. *The yeare 1216… owne Lord, &c.
l. 30 to page 65, l. 28. *and sware … out of an olde Recorde.
65, ll. 38, 39. *in the yeare 1428 … that same
66, ll. 5–28. *In the yeare 1460 … scepter in his hand.
l. 29. Edward the fourth … leauing] and true it is, that his sonne
King Edwarde the fourth being dead, and leauing
ll. 30–5. Richard, D. of Glocester … in my Annales.] there Richarde,
Duke of Glocester, then Protector, practised for the Crowne, and as it
were by election of the Commons, made in the Guild hall of London, tooke
upon him there the title of the Realme, as offered and imposed vpon him;
as yee may reade set downe and penned, by Sir Thomas Moore.
ll. 36, 37. Henry … raigne] King Henry the 7 aboute the yeare 1501
the 3 of his raigne
67, l. 2. In the seauenteenth] In the 7
ll. 10–29. *The 20 of the saide … Katheren Queene of England; &c.
l. 31 to page 68, l. 3. *Next adioyning … the 7 of E. the fourth.
68, l. 8. since named] surnamed
l. 22. a Charter … wherein] a Charter, the 10 of June, the 4 of
Edwarde the I, remayning of Recorde in the Tower, wherein
l. 28. One other Tower] A third Tower
71, ll. 1, 2. *king Stephen was there lodged
l. 20. More] The rest
ll. 23–7. *Sernes Tower … at Westminster.
75, ll. 1, 2. St. Anthonies schoole … were] St. Anthonies Schoole,
howsoeuer the same be now fallen, both in number and estimation, were
ll. 4–9. *the schollers … following him: and
l. 9. mindfull] the children mindful
ll. 15–24. *with the decay … of Canterburie, &c.
76, l. 22. whose names were] whose names be
77, l. 20. the old Temple] the old Temple in Oldborne
ll. 22–6. *in the libertie of Westminster … St. Andrewes Church.
l. 27. There was also … of Chancerie] One other Inne of Chauncery
sometime there was
l. 30. *in Strand streete, and
ll. 31, 32. *in the libertie … Inne of Chancerie
l. 32. with other houses] The which and other dwelling houses
ll. 34, 35. that large … vnfinished,] that beautiful (but yet vnperfect
81, l. 22. *and the Stockes Market
ll. 35–7. Pater noster makers … Paules Church yarde] Pater-noster
Beademakers and Text Writers are gone out of Pater Noster Rowe into
Stationers of Paules Churchyard:
82, l. 14. *to confirme his opinion
83, l. 4. *or rather is mightily encreased
l. 14. or baked tyle] bricke or tyle
l. 16. often consuming] often consuming and deuouring
83, l. 22. a Booke] a booke (as I heare)
ll. 23–5. *which Booke … this matter.
ll. 30–3. *The Coach man … him home.
84, l. 5. *because she was sicke and weake
ll. 17, 18. *for the world … on foote.
85, l. 9. *Great families of old time kept.
l. 11 to page 87, l. 27. *by noble men, and great estates … kept.
Nearer to our time
88, ll. 7–19. *Richard Redman … which were many.
l. 37. *and great reliefe at his gate.
89, ll. 2, 3. *yet their … sit vpon them.
ll. 4–15. Edward Duke of Sommerset … left shoulder.] These, as
all other of these times gaue great reliefe to the poore, and I haue oft
seene at that Lorde Cromwels gate, more then two hundred persons
serued twice euery day with breade, meate, and drinke.
Edward Duke of Sommerset was not inferior in keeping a number of
tall Gentlemen and Yeomen. These (I say) and all other men of honour
and worshippe then lodging in this Citie, or within the liberties therof,
did without grudging, beare their part of charges with the citizens,
according to their estimated estates, without the which those musters of
old time could not haue beene so great.
And thus I end touching vsuall Orders and Customes of this Citie.
l. 17 to page 91, l. 27. *These as all other … through the Citie
to Westminster. (fn. 2)
93, l. 33. Inserts after publike places: as the Theater, the Curtine &c.
94, ll. 1–33. The marching forth … well dowked.] The youthes of
this citie time out of mind haue left off to practise the disarmed launce,
and shielde on horsebacke in the fieldes, but I haue seene some few
vpon the Riuer of Thames rowed in boates, with staues flat at the
foreend, runing one against another, and for the most part eyther one,
or both ouerthrowne and well ducked.
95, ll. 15–17. *namely in Bearegardens … stand vpon.
96, l. 7. One other shew] Of one other shew ye may reade
97, ll. 6–8. *The like was … great thanks.
ll. 25–39. *Against the feast of Christmas … great tempests.
99, l. 3. Monke of Bery] monke of Bray
ll. 27, 28. and therefore … in the night]. And therefore to speake
of watches and shewes in the nightes.
l. 29 to page 101, l. 2. *Of watches in this Citie … enormities in
101, ll. 2–4. I reade … to bee kept,] First I reade that in the yeare
of Christ, 1253, watches in Cities and Borough towns were commanded
by King Henry the thirde,
101, ll. 31–8. *euery mans doore … Then had ye.
105, ll. 20–7. *and Thomas the Archbishop … of Canterburie, &c.
ll. 27–30. Unto this … other matters.] thus far FitzStephen:
whereunto may be added innumerable persons of honor, borne in
London, and actions done by worthie citizens, whereof I will onely
note a few best knowne to the comminalty.
ll. 31–3. *The Citizens … of their Citie.
l. 34. 1197] 1235
l. 36. *Domus Dei, or
106, ll. 11–14. *He also … London bridge.
ll. 19–30. *Sir Iohn Poultney … poore people, &c.
l. 37. effect] intent
l. 38 to page 107, l. 10. *Iohn Lofken … stone and glasse.
108, ll. 4–8. *Iohn Churchman … to sit, &c.
l. 9. Adam Bamme … 1391] In the yere 1391 Adam Bamme,
ll. 16–27. *Thomas Knoles … glasse windowes
l. 28. Thomas Falconar … 1414] In the yere 1415, Thomas
l. 30 to page 109, l. 2. *More he made … with his goods
109, ll. 2–8. founded … Newgate, &c.] In the yeare 1420 Richarde
Whitington Maior founded Whitingtons Colledge for the poore, with
diuinitie lectures to be reade there for euer: Hee also builded Newgate &c
ll. 9–24. *Iohn Carpenter … Walbrooke, &c.
ll. 28–30. *a great builder … to be
ll. 32–6. William Eastfield … Cripples gate, &c.] In the yeare
1438 William Eastfielde Maior, conueyed water to the Conduite in Fleetestreete to Alderman-berry and to Criplesgate.
ll. 37, 38. Stephen Browne … thence] In the yeare 1439 Stephen
Browne Maior sent into Prussia, and caused corne to be brought thence
to London in great quantitie
110, ll. 3–18. *Philip Malpas … Hodsdon in Hertfordshire.
l. 21. to charitable vses.] to be bestowed in charitable actions for
releefe of the poore.
ll. 22–34. *Godfrey Bollein … of his owne charges.
l. 35. Inserts: In the yeare 1471 Iohn Stockton Maior, and II
Aldermen of London, with the Recorder were all made knightes in the
fielde, by Edwarde the fourth, for their good seruice done vnto him.
ll. 35, 36. Edmond Shaw … goods, &c.] In the yeare 1483 Edmond
Shaa Maior, builded Criplesgate.
ll. 37, 38. *Thomas Hill … to be builded.
l. 39 to page 111, l. 3. Hugh Clopton … Summarie.] In the yeare
1491, Hugh Clopton Maior, builded the great stone arched bridge at
Stratford vpon Auon.
111, l. 9 to page 113, l. 15. *Sir Iohn Perciuall … in coales for euer.
113, l. 19. *as in my Summarie.
113, ll. 20–37. *Edward Hall … and also buried.
l. 38 to page 114, l. 3. Sir Thomas Gresham … for the poore.] In
the yere 1566 Sir Thomas Gresham, Mercer, builded that stately Exchange Royal in London, and left his dwelling-house in Bishopsgate
streete, to be a colledge of readings &c. as in my summary.
114, ll. 4–19. *William Patten … gift for euer.
ll. 24–8. *Sir T. Offley … trust in them.
l. 29. Iohn Haydon, Shiriffe, 1583.] In the yeare 1582 Iohn Haydon,
l. 32. 900li.] 906l.
l. 35. in charitable actions] in deedes of charity.
l. 37. to page 116, l. 26. more then of other … Coopers set in place.
116, ll. 27–33. Margaret Danne … 30 yeare after.] about the
yeare 1570 Margaret Dan, widowe to William Dan, late one of the
Sheriffes of London, gaue by her testament more then 2000 pound to
117, ll. 2–4. I haue … erected.] I haue expressed, and a farith by
monumentes erected in Christes Hospitall: which gift she afterward
in her widowhode confirmed and greatly augmented.
118, l. 15. I haue discoursed.] I haue at large discoursed
ll. 22–24. *not Galus brooke … fabuled, but
l. 34. taketh name] taketh his name
119, l. 11. This Citie was] The city thus
120, l. 18. Bridge ward without.] The Bridge warde without, in the
Brugh of Southwarke.
l. 22. which soundeth] which soundeth as much as
124, l. 19. *and his two wiues
126, ll. 3–6. *a plague. in their house.
ll. 36, 37. whereby … shallow.] Whereby the ditch is filled vp and
made shallow enough.
127, l. 7. *Henrie Iorden … Chaunterie there
l. 21. within these fortie yeares] within these fortie foure yeares last,
l. 31. towards] in
l. 37 to page 128, l.6. *Amongst the which … was finished.
128, l. 39 to page 129, l. 1.*which houses … and such like.
129, ll. 11, 12. *the filth … into the ditch
l. 17. a Beedle] a Beadle, to attend vpon them all
l. 18. foure pound ten shillings.] ix pound
130, l. 26. Inserts after Chicke lane: and to Berwardes lane,
ll. 35, 36. *some haue written … this chappell was
l. 38. *his cosen
131, l. 3. *and auotion … Stretham
l. 8. new builded] new builded this Chappell
ll. 9, 10. *Hamond de Lega … Chapple
ll. 10, 11. London … colledge.] London in the yeare 1488, when he
deceased 1501 was buried there. This Chappell and Colledge
131, ll. 23, 24. of the Greene … Houshold] in houshold
ll. 27,28.Sir Richarde … Chartley] Lord Ferrers.
l. 32. *or M. of the Heance men
ll. 34–6. *Iohn Crolys … Chantery there 1388.
ll. 37, 38. *now corruptly called Sything lane
132, l. 12. King of Armes] Herralde
l. 17. Inserts after Marchant, &c.: Woodroffe lane towardes the
Tower is in this Parish.
ll. 23, 24. *Cokedon hall … I reade of.
l. 26. Mincheon] Mincheon or Minion
ll. 26–8. *so called … Bishopsgate streete
l. 38. fourth of Henry the fift …] thirde of Henry the fift, by the
name of halfe pence of Genoa forbidden to pass as vnlawfull payment
amongst the English subjectes.
l. 38 to page 133, l. 4. *it was … the other halfe
133, l. 6. Inserts after stronger: There was at that time also forbidden
certaine other coynes called Seskairs, and Dodkins, with all Scottish
l. 15. *Alderman of London
l. 33. for Harpe Lane,] or Harpe Lane
l. 36 to page 134, l. 2. who was … children.] who was brother to
Chichley the archbishop: he had 24 children.
137, l. 24. Inserts after antiquitie: but I leaue euery man to his owne
iudgement, and passe to other matters.
138, l. 5. to the fifteene at sixe and twentie pounds.] to the fifteene at
46l. and accounted in the Exchequer at 45l. 10s.
139, l. 22. *to Crowched Friers, and then Woodroffe lane
142, l. 18. *about the Citie
l. 33. *seuen in number.
l. 37. Rowles] Rowalles (fn. 3)
144, ll. 4–9. I haue oft … towardes the North.
l. 20. as he tearmed it] as he poor man tearmed it. (fn. 4)
l. 38. reproach] the reproch
145, l. 1. *amongst them
l. 9. builded the whole] builded the one halfe, to wit, the whole,
ll. 21, 22. Buried in this Church … Shiriffes 1439. Sir Robert] The
monuments of the dead buried in this Church are these: Philip Malpas,
one of the Sheriffes in the yeare 1439, was buried in the old church:
this man gaue by his testament to the poore prisoners 125 pound: to
other poore, euery yeare for fiue yeares together foure hundred shirtes
and smockes, an hundred and fiftie gownes, and fortie paire of sheetes,
to poore maydes marriages an hundred markes, to high wayes an hundred
markes, and to fiue hundred poore people in London euery one sixe shil
linges eyght pence, besides twentie markes the yeare to a graduate, to
preach abroad in the countries: twentie shillings the yeare, for twentie
yeares to the preachers at the Spittle, the three Eastre holydayes. (fn. 5) Sir
145, ll. 31–3. *Stephen Woodroffe … weekely for euer.
ll. 33–5. *he bequeathed … thereby.
ll. 37–8. *William Hanbury, Baker.
146, ll. 8, 9. lately … Beale] lately builded, by M. Beale.
ll. 31, 32. Thomas … son] Sir Thomas Henage the father and the
147, ll. 4, 5. *the south … Woodroffe lane
ll. 36, 37. *Sir Rice Grifith. .1531
148, ll. 20–6. *more he appoyntea … continued for euer.
margin. *These poyntes … wronged.
149, l. 33. Blanch apleton] the Blanch Chapleton
150, l. 1. long since discontinued] now long time since discontinued
ll. 9–13. *with three … Ironmongers hall.
l. 16. fifteene … pound] fifteene in London at 46l. and amounted in
the Exchequer to 45l. 10s.
151, l. 28. out but one] out one
l. 32. *the contrarie.
152, l. 8. *and againe new buildeth it.
l. 28. Inserts after Mutas: a Seruiceable Gentleman
154, ll. 5–12. *Within the sayde … H. the sixt.
l. 12. He was buried in the] hee deceased in the yeare 1459, and was
buried in his
l. 15. prisons] prisoners
l. 23. Inserts before one Maister with: three Schoolemaisters, with
an Usher, to wit,
l. 39. Inserts after learne: flying tales haue I hearde, but not of
credit, to auouch, and therefore I ouer passe them;
157, ll. 31–4. *I reade also … size appoynted.
160, ll. 18, 19. Britain … Tile] Britaine (or Romayne) tyle as they
l. 22. *made their prall
ll. 23–6. *which pumpe … yeare 1600.
ll. 36, 37. *Against the east … pumpe.
161, ll. 2, 3. *or the poore … Ed. the 3.
l. 11. Inserts after a dwelling house: reseruing the Church yarde
for a garden plot.
162, l. 18. *and withholden
163, ll. 17, 18. *but now lately … other meane people.
l. 34. fifteene at … ob. q.] fifteene at 40 shillings, or thereabout.
164, ll. 15, 16. *an Ancris … London.
164, ll. 35–7. *Stephen Geninges … Testament 1523.
165, ll. 23–9. *and is called … for euer
l. 30. Iohn Powlet.] the Lord Iohn Powlet.
l. 36. Sir Roger Manars.] M. Cornewallos.
l. 38. *wealth, (for he was indebted to many)
166, ll. 5, 6. *by Citizens … pleasure.
l. 21. Hospitall, commonly] hospital of our blessed Ladie Commonly
ll. 23–38. *Walter Archdeacon … of his raigne.
167, ll. 4, 5. Sir … 1452.] There lyeth buried Sir Henry Plesington,
ll. 14–16. *which chappell … buried,
l. 20. stood … Prelates, now
168, l. 2. *continued untill this day.
l. 10. Inserts after yeare 1439: the 18 of Henry the sixt
169, l. 7. *what so euer it was at the first
171, l. 26. Henrie the third.] Henry the thirde, as I haue founde in
172, ll. 3–28. these monuments, &c. [The list in the 1603 edition has
been rearranged, and some dates and names added.]
l. 7. Seeanner] Somer
l. 21. Liade] Lynd
173, l. 19. Gerwain Cioll] Ierome Serall
l. 22. 1576] 1567
l. 24. Denmarke] Germany
174, ll. 8, 9. *In the Chapter … learning.
ll. 20–35. *Alice Smith … Charitable mind.
175, l. 11. fifteene at thirteene pound.] fifteen at xxiil. in London, and
in the Exchequer xxil. xs.
176, l. 10. *Robert Beele Esquire 1601.
l. 38. was … graunted] is letted
177, ll. 11, 12. amongst … which is in] which is the backe part of
Gresham house in
l. 15. *which be now
178, ll. 2–4. *Lucie … Epitaph,
l. 6. Brekenake] Pembrooke
l.9. Atcourt] Courtney
ll. 12, 13. *Beheaded … 1463.
l. 19. Rodlegate] Dadlegate
ll. 22, 23. *The Lorde Barons … 1471.
179, ll. 12. 13. *sir Iames Tirell … 1502.
ll. 14, 15. *Edward … Huntington
l. 29. and an house] he had also an house
l. 39. Inserts after causeth them: in some matters
180, l. 8. Gartier] gartier or Principall
l. 24. the free schoole] there a large Free Schoole.
ll. 26–9. Whereof … Pumpe] in this Schoole hath beene many good
schollers trained vp. Now in three needle street, on the south part
thereof, the first monument at y east end by the wel with 2 buckets or
180, ll. 30, 31. of Martin … founders thereof.] of William Oteswich,
and Iohn Otoswich his sonne new founderes thereof.
182, ll. 7–10. *This was … Cordwayner streete.
ll. 11, 12. Thomas … Armes] Thomas Clarentius Principall king of
183, l. 31. *whereon … free schoole
ll. 33–5. breadth, whereon … his raigne] breadth in the parish of
S. Bennet Finke: this was giuen to the Maystere of the Hospitall, to the
enlarging of their Church and house to the same belonging, for a maister,
fourteene priests &c., in the seuenth of Henry the Sixt. Moreourer king
Henry the Sixt, in the twentieth of his raigne.
l. 39. Burnworth] Turnworth
184, ll. 12–14. Hee also … in Windsore.] This Hospitall was annexed,
vnited, and appropriated vnto the Colegiate Church of S. George in
Windsore, aboute the yeare 1485, (as was reported) by Sir Anthonie Baker,
(maister of the saide Hospitall) to Sir Iohn Wolsborne Knight, and other
commissioners in teh seanen and thirtith of Henry the eight.
ll. 15–30. *The Procters … use of the Hospitall.
l. 31. In the yeare 1499] since the saide annexing, to wit in the yeare
1499, the foureteenth of Henry the seuenth
ll. 36–9. *and finished … and other.
l. 39. Inserts: This goodly foundation hauing a free schoole and
Almeshouses for poore men, (builded of hard stone) adioyning to the
west end of the Church, was of olde time confirmed by Henry the Sixt
in the yeare 1447. The outward worke of this new church was finished
in the yeare 1501. The saide Iohn yate deceased about the yeare 1514,
and was there buried in a monument by him prepared, as appeareth by
an indentuere tripartiete, made between the saide Iohn Tate, the Deane of
Windsor, and William Milborne, Chamberlaine.
185, l. 12. *performed
l. 22. builded this Church] builded this Church and was there
ll. 23–5. *was buried … Edward the fourth.
l. 28. *was also buried there
l. 31. *a Sermon
ll. 34, 35. *Iohn Dent … Anne his wife.
186, ll. 5–10. *This Gidney … he and she.
ll. 13, 14. *hee dwelt … 8. pence
l. 15. *a Batchler
l.18. Iohn Broke] Iohn Becke
187, l. 9. Inserts after bounds: of this ward
l. 13. It appeareth] yet it appeareth
l. 16, 17. and it … beefe not aboue] and shortly after it was enacted,
that the said Butchers & others should sel their beefe and mutton by
weight, to wit beefe not aboue
187, l. 31. same act … Grasiers] same to raise in price; by meane
that euery Grazier
l. 34. Inserts after raysing his price: but the true causes of enhansing
the prices both of those and other victualls are not to bee disputed here.
ll. 34–7. *The number … 720 Oxen Weekly.
188, l. 2. *on the north side
l. 5. stalles] Stalles on the north side of that streete
l. 13. German] German or Dutch man borne.
ll. 20–2. with foure … wayes] with foure spoutes runeth foure
ll. 25, 26. *but now … I know not. (fn. 6)
l. 34 to page 189, l. 13. *To this prison … 25. of our raigne.
189, ll. 14–18. More … brake] Also without the West side of this
Tunne, was a fayre well of springing water, curbed round with hard stone.
In the yeare 1298 certaine principall Citizens of London brake
l. 21. great fines.] great fines, as in another place I haue shewed.
l. 21. to page 190, l. 38. *It cost the citizens … hard stone: but
191, ll. 5, 6. *and this was for night walkers.
l. 9. scoulds … offenders] and scolds &c.
ll. 9–34. *As in the … to be reformed.
ll. 35–7. The foresaid … increased] In the yeare 1475, R. Drope
Mayor, dwelling in that warde, inlarged
192, l. 17. foure great horses] and were vsed to haue foure great
l. 19. back againe] backe again; now three horses serue the turn.
193, l. 13. *through threeneedle streete
ll. 30–2. *besides the … were kept
194, l. 1. that for winning] but of late for winning
l. 9. fame reporteth] some reporteth
l. 17. sea Metropolitane] sea, and made it the Metropolitane
ll. 36–8. *in the yeare 1425 … there: and
195, l. 4. Monumentes … defaced.] The monuments of the dead in
this Church be these
ll. 4–17. *I reade … buried there
ll. 20, 21. *Thomas Gardener … Smith
l. 21. and other] and diuers other that be defaced.
ll. 22–37. *for the antiquity … yet remayneth.
196, ll. 1, 2. *since … the sixt
ll. 8–15. a sixt Bell … 100. Masrkes.] One Russe a Draper gaue a sixt
Bell, which he named Russe after his owne name, to be nightly rung at
eight of the clocke: which bell vsually rong by one more then 100
yeares, of late ouer hayled by 4 or 5 at once, hath beene thrice broken,
and therefore not rong as heretofore.
196, ll. 15–37. *And here a Note … founded Chaunteries there
197, l. 1. Poore maides … parrish] maides marriages.
ll. 2, 3. and gownes … 100. &c.] gownes of brodecloth to the poore
100, to prisons, Hospitals and Lazare houses liberally; hee also gaue his
house in Cornbill to be sold, and the price thereof to be spent on the
amendment of high wayes.
ll. 3, 4. matching … Vicecount] afterwardes Vice Countesse
ll. 6–21. *and her great … Drope and Lady Lisle
ll. 21, 22. notwithstanding. Tombe] notwithstanding the tombe of
ll. 25, 26. was buried there, 1511] 1511 lyeth there
l. 34. His … Garnam] His monument is gone. Elizabeth Peak
widow gaue ye patronage or gift of the benefice to the Drapers, and lyeth
buried in the belfrey 1518. Richard Garneham
l. 35. Smith] Smith my Godfathers
l. 36. his wife, buryed] his wife my Godmother did lie
l. 37. to p. 198, l. 1. Thomas Stow … father, 1559.] Thomas Stow and
Thomas Stow my grandfather and father
198, l. 10. *G. Barne, and other
ll. 15–17. *Thomas Houghton … William Towerson.
ll. 22–6. *the Church yarde … Iohn Rudstone
ll. 28–31. Sermons … and other.] lands for sermons to be preached
there, but that is gone, and his Thombe of marble before the pulpit is
taken away, amongst others, namely of Doctor Yaxly one of the
Phisitions to King Henry the eight, that was buried there with his wife,
vnder a Tombe of marble.
ll. 31–7. *The Quire … kingdome of heauen.
199, ll. 17, 18. *for that was allowed free.
l. 23. Leopards passant, gardant] Lyons passant
l. 33. Some say] Others say
200, l. 5. *or sixe
201, ll. 5–11. *of what originall … the second.
l. 12. The meeting … continued] which manner continued.
ll. 14–17. meetings at … Exchange.] meeting in Cornehill at the
Burse, since by her Maiestie named the Royall Exchange.
l. 19. *On both the sides
l. 23. At the … standeth] At Limestreet corner is
ll. 25–9. *in the raigne … buried. Also
ll. 33–5. *The Ladie Wich … Sermons, &c.
ll. 37, 38. *Henrie Trauers … about 1504.
202, l. 3. Clothworker, Maior, &c.] Clothworker mayor 1583, buried
ll. 4–6. *by the foure … on the West.
202, ll. 10, 11. broder … incrochments.] larger in breath.
ll. 26–32. *Next is a common … night watches.
203, ll. 4, 5. *Matilde … Chaunterie there, &c.
l. 11. *Knight banaret, and yet
l. 33. Inserts after Stockes market: and these be the bounds of
l. 36 to page 204, l. 1. *as may bee supposed … of stone.
204, l. 5. it would … downe.] it would not haue remained there so
l. 10. Inserts after his wife: Alice, William and Iohn, wife and
sonnes to Thomas Clarell, Agnes daughter to Thomas Niter Gent.,
William Atwell, Felix daughter to Sir Thomas Gisers, and wife to
Trauers, Thomas Mason Esquire, Edmond Warter Esquire, Loane wife
to Iohn Chamberlaine Esquire, daughter to Roger Lewkner Esquire,
William Frier, Iohn Hamburger Esquire, Hugh Moresby, Gilbert
Prince, Alderman, Oliuer Chorley, gentleman, Sir Iohn Writh (or
Writhesley) alias Garter, principall king at Armes, sometime laid vnder
a faire tombe in the quire, now broken downe and gone. Ioane wife
to Thomas Writhesley, sonne to Sir Iohn Writhesley, Gartar, daughter
and heire to William Hall Esquire, Iohn Writhesley the younger, sonne
to Sir Iohn Writheslsey and Alienor, Eleanor seconde wife to Iohn
Writhesley, daughter and heire to Thomas, Arnalde, and Agnes his
second wife, Iohn Writhesley sonne of Thomas, Agnes Arnold, first
maried to William Writhesley, daughter of Richard Warmeforde,
Barbara Hungerford, daughter to Sir Iohn Writhesley, wife to Anthonie
Hungerford, son to Sir Thomas Hungerford of Denampney in the
countie of Glocester.
ll. 16–19. *And here I am to note … leaue them.
ll. 20–3. By this Church … alley.] [In the 1598 edition placed before
the list of monuments.]
l. 29. Iulian, wife to Iohn Lambart Alderman.] Iulian, wife to Iohn
Lambard Alderman, mother of William Lamberd, yet liuing
l. 33. *Goldsmith
205, l. 3. Inserts after Peach: Hugh Acton, Taylor
l. 4. *the founded a Chanterie there
ll. 5–11 *he gaue … Woolnoths church.
ll. 26, 27. It is taxed … 20l. 9s. 8d.] It is taxed to the fifteene in
London at xxi pound. In the Exchequer at xxl. xs.
206, l. 25. Belinsgate in the] this Billinsgate, I haue not read in any
recorde, more then that in the
l. 27. Standage]strandage
207, 5. defaced and gone] defaced and cleane gone
208, 1. 9. *bad and
l. 24. for the stranger will not] for they will not
209, l. 14. *Richard Goslin, shiriffe, 1422.
210, l. 32. Mumforde] Mounforde (fn. 7)
l. 35. *Roger Delakere founded a Chauntrie there.
212, l. 4. *Iohn Blund Mayor, 1307
l. 11.*Mauritius Griffeth … 1559
l. 12. Blanch] Branch (fn. 8)
ll. 14–20. Maoraltie … raysed on him] mayoralty, decesed, 1571, in
the parish of S. Christopher, but was buried there, as in the parish where
he was borne (fn. 9)
213, l. 5. *Haberdasher
ll. 5, 6. *Philip Cushen … 1600.
l. 33 to page 215, l. 19. *of whose antiquitie I reade … Those Stockfishmongers, and Saltfishmongers
215, l. 22. Sir Iohn Cornwall … Ampthull] the Lord Fanhope
ll. 23–6. Crooked lane … why, or when] Crooked lane, whereas
before they had seueral halles, in Thames Street twaine, in new fishstreet
twain, & in old fish street twaine, in all six seueral halls. This company
was so great as I haue read in the recordes of the Tower: now worne out
of knowledge to the company, who bee not able so much as to shewe the
ll. 27–37. *Neither to Say … other places.
216, ll. 18, 19. taxed … 47l.] taxed to the fifteene in London at fifty
pound, and in the exchequer at 49 pound ten shillings.
l. 35. Tauerns, but] Tauernes, for they dressed not meates to be sold,
217, l. 6. *after the watch was broken up
l. 36, 37. *so called … Oueries, and other
218, ll. 25, 26. *William Chartney … Chaunterie there.
ll. 33–5. *Simon de Winchcomb … Hondon an other
219, ll. 8–10. *It is now … Rhenish wine.
ll. 15, 16. *William de Burgo … 1317.
ll. 26, 27. Iake Straw, but Iacke] Iack Straw in Smithfield, and
there to haue been there fore knighted by the king, but that is not trew,
221, ll. 33, 34. Crosse, and sworde … Walworth. crosse and sword as
223, l. 5. Inserts before Iohn Bold: Winslow, Gent.
224, ll. 5, 6. *Thomas Aylesbourgh … Chaunteries, and
l. 9. *and other.
l. 30. is none] is there none
226, ll. 8, 9. *In the yeare 1507 … pence. And
l. 16. *in all 82 lie, 3s.
227, ll. 7, 8. *Anne Cawode … Chauntrie there, &c.
228, ll. 30, 31. Horshew Bridge, in Horshew bridge streete.] Horshew Bridge, a Bridge ouer the Brooke in Horse bridge lane.
228, l.38. *I haue lerned
229, l. 18. Huytley] Huntley
l. 19. *since, Lancelot Bathurst, &c.
ll. 26, 27. It is taxed … shillings.] It is taxed to the fifteene in
London to forty pound, and in the Exchequer to thirty nine pound.
230, l. 1. *when I come to them.
l. 24. to page 231, l. 7. *This companie of Skinners … for what is
231, l. 7. Then lower downe was] Then was there
l. 35. Mariner]. Warrier.
232, l. 14. William Cosin was] William Cosin, dwelling there, was
l. 15. Inserts after 1306: the 34 of Edwarde the I.
l. 20. Steleyard] Stele house or Stele yarde
234, l. 31, 32. *or the Flemish Geld
235, l. 10. graue stones] graue stones on these persons
ll. 20, 21. *Nicholas Louen … Chaunteries there
l. 24. used it, and] vsed it, and so doth
236, ll. 37, 38. *it was then counted … stately house
237, l. 2. Inserts after raigne: and not otherwise
238, l. 12. it is taxed … pound.] It is taxed to the fifteene in
London at 36 pound, and in the Exchequer at 34l. 10s.
239, l. 6. a Brewhouse] a Brewhouse on the Thames side.
240, ll. 19–24. The Vintners … great Burdeous Marchants] These
Vintners, as well Englishmen as strangers borne, were of old time great
l. 31. Inserts after Gallon: William More Vintner Mayor, in the
raigne of Richard the Second.
l. 31 to page 241, l. 18. *I reade of sweet wines … therewith, I reade
241, l. 19. T. Duke of Clarence, and I. Duke of Bedford] Thomas Duke
of Clarence and Iohn Duke of Bedford.
l. 32. in like meeter] of verse
242, ll. 1, 2. *the raigne … confirmed
l. 2. Inserts after Henry the 6: Hauing thus much not without
trauaile & some charges noted for the antiquitie of these Vintners, about
two yeares since or more I repayred to the common hall of that company, and there shewed, and read it in a court of Assistance, requiring
them as being one of the principall companies in this cittie (of whome
I meant therefore to write the more at large) if they knew any more
which might sound to their workship or commendation, at their leysure
to send it me, and I wold ioyne it to my former collection: at which
time I was answered by some that tooke vpon them the speech, that
they were none of the principall, but of the inferiour companies, and
so Willing me to leaue them I departed, and neuer since heard from
them, which hath somewhat discouraged me any farther to trauail
amongst the companies to learn ought at their hands.
In Margin: The Vintoners one of the 12 principall companies. The
readiest to speak not alwaies the wisest men.
242, l. 10. is the royall streete and] in the royall streete is
ll. 11–18. *I thinke of olde … Walbrooke water. Then is
l. 28. These were bounde] These were (as the manner was then)
243, ll.22, 23.*borne in Almayne … the sixt dayes.
244, l. 38. to page 245, l.10. Richard de Wilehale … Saint Mary
245, l.10. This house] which
l.30. to Shew actiuities] to shew their actiuities
l. 36. H. Causton] Henry Causton
l.38. T. Roman Maior 1310] Thomas Romaine
246, ll. 18, 19.*William Shipton … Chauntries there.
247, ll. 27–31. *On the other side … Apostles in London, &c.
248, ll.8, 9. *sometime called Saint Martin de Beremand church.
249, ll. 1, 2. *William Stoksbie … Chantries there.
ll. 9–14. *I read … 20.s. and 3.d. by yeare.
ll.15, 16. *and before … Chantrie there.
l. 33. Inserts after Harbert: the Lord Strange
l. 34. Worcestert] Glocester
ll. 37, 38. *Richard Plat … there, 1601.
250, ll. 2, 3. It is taxed … 4. pence]. It is taxed to the fifteene in
London, at six and thirty pound, and in the Exchequer at thirty fiue
pound, fiue shillings
251, l. 11.against … wholy] against that lanes end: and this place
ll.17–25. *I haue not read … halfe pennie the pounde.
252, ll.33, 34.*Iohn Grantham … Chanteries there.
253, ll. 7, 8. *and yet not … Chauntrie there.
ll. 9–11. gaue … Kirion lane] gaue lands to that church,
ll. 27–31. Sir William Laxton … later buried] Sir William Laxton,
Grocer, Mayor, deceased 1556, was buried in the vault, prepared by
Henry Keble principall founder of that church for himself, but now his
bones are vnkindly cast out, his monuments pulled downe, and the bodies
of the said Sir William Laxton, and of Sir Thomas Lodge Grocer Mayor,
are laid in place, with monuments our them for the time, till an other
giue money for their place, and then away with them.
ll.31, 32. *William Blunt … buried there, 1594. &c.
l.34 to page 254, l.7. This Church in the reigne … I cannot learne.]
called de Arcubus, of the stone Arches or Bowes on the top of the Steeple,
or bell Tower thereof, which arching was as well on the old steeple, as on
the new, for no other part of the church seemeth to haue beene arched at
any time, yet hath the said church neuer beene knowne by any other
name, then S. Mary Bow, or le Bow: neither is that Church so called of
the court there kept, but the said Court taketh name of the place wherein
it is kept, & is called the court of the arches, but of what antiquitie or
continuation I cannot declare.
254, l. 19. *and a marish ground.
margin. Inserts after hanged: God amend or shortly send such an
end to such false brethern.
255, ll. 9–11. *Iordan Goodcheape. attainted
l. 39 to page 256, l. 7. *This Bell. at your will.
256, l. 37. Inserts after 1499: deceased 1505.
257, l. 8. *Hawley … chauntries there.
ll. 13–18. King Edward … pleasures.] This building was made by
K. Edward the third vpon this occasion. In the raigne of the sayde
King diuers instings were made in London betwixt Sopars Lane and the
Crosse in Chepe: for the standard stoode not then in place where now it
is, namely one great iusting was there in the yeare 1330, the fourth of
Edward the third, whereof is noted thus. About the feast of S. Michael
there was a great and solemne iusting of all the stout Earles, Barons and
nobles of the realme, at London in West Cheape, betwixt the great crosse
and the great conduit, nigh Sopars Lane, which iusting lasted three daies;
where Queene Philip with many Ladies fell from a stage of timber, notwithstanding they were not hurt at all: wherefore the Queene toke great
care to saue the Carpenters from punishment, and through her prayer
(which she made on her knees) she pacified the King and counsaile, and
thereby purchased great loue of the people. After which time the King
caused this silde or shede to bee made, and strongly to bee building of
stone, for himself, the Queene, and other estates to stand, in and there to
behold the iustings and other shewes at their pleasure (fn. 10)
ll. 22, 23. *to Stephen Spilman, Seldam, shed or building
l. 25. or Tamarsilder] and in the 8 of the same H. called Tamarside
l. 27. Inserts after London: and a certaine shop in the said parish,
between the same shed and the kings high way of west Cheape, annexed
to the said shed, with two shops, sellers and edifices whatsoeuer, as well
builded or any way beeing ouer the said shop, as ouer the entry of the said
shed, which were holden of him in burgage, as all the Cittie of London is,
and which were worth by yeare in all issues, according to the true value
of them, vij pound xiijs. and iiijd. as was founde by inquisition thereof
before Thomas Knowles Mayor, and Eschetor in the said Citie. (fn. 11)
258, ll. 26, 27. at 52 li.… 52. pound, 6.s.] at 72.l. 16.s. in the Exchequer at 72. pound
ll. 29, 30. *and taketh … this warde
l. 30.also] which also
260, ll. 1–6. *in the 18. the yeare. And
l. 6. he gaue the same Tower] of his raigne did grant
260, ll. 8, 9. name of … in London.] name of his Tower called
Seruesse (fn. 12) Tower at Bucklesbery
l. 38 to page 261, l. 3. Edward Hall … in this church.
261, l. 22. Inserts after morning: the 13th of Nouember
l. 39. Inserts after high streete: which is the maine body of this
warde: first ouer against the parish church of S. Mildred, on the south
side of the Poultrie, vp to the great Conduite, haue yee diuers fayre
houses, sometimes inhabited by Poulters, now by Grocers, Haberdashers,
and Vpholders, at the west end of this Poultrie, on the south side, haue ye
the great Conduite, which is the beginnging of west Cheape. This Conduite was the first sweete water that was conueyed by pipes of lead vnder
ground, to this place in the Citie, from Padington; it was castellated
with stone and cesterned in lead, which was begunne in the yeare 1285.
Henry Wales being then Maior. This Conduite was againe new builded
by Thomas Hame one of the Sheriffes in the yeare 1479. Beyond this
Conduite, on the south side of Cheap be now faire and large houses, for
the most part possessed of Mercers vp to the north corner of Cordwainer
streete, corruptlrie called Bow lane. which houses in former time were but
shedes (or shops) with solars ouer them, as of late one of them remained
at Sopars lane, end, wherein a woman solde seedes, rootes, and herbs, but
those sheddes or shops, by incrochmentes on the high streete, are now
largely builded on both sides outward, and also vpwarde toward heauen,
some three, foure, or fiue stories on high. &c. (fn. 13)
l. 39 to page 262, l. 1. Called … side thereof] On the north side of
262, l. 14. Scalding wike] of Skalding house or Skalding wike
ll. 18, 19. *Salomon Lanuare … one other.
l. 27. Tho. Tusser] Thomas Tusser Gentleman
263, ll. 1. 2. Some foure … is a prison] of the name of this streete
called the Poultrie, I haue before spoken as also of the lane called Skalding house or Skalding wike &c. On this north side some foure houses
west from saint Mildred Church, is a prison
l. 6. was … Corpus Christi] was sometime a proper Chappell of
l. 9. in which Chappel] where
264, ll. 1–5. *Henrie Ady … there buried.
l. 16. to page 269, l. 3. *More I reade of Bordhangly … saint Mary
Cole church where we left (fn. 14)
269, l. 4. Inserts after or Acars: near to the great Conduit in
l. 19. Inserts after Parliament: there is also a preaching in the
Italian tongue to the Italians and others on the Sondaies.
l. 21. 1428] the eight of Henry the sixt
269, l. 36. this Hospital] this Chappell
270, ll. 1–3. remoued … letten out for rent.] remoued into the great
olde Chappell, and his Chappell is made into shops, and letten out for
rent, by his successors the Mercers.
ll. 3–5 enabled … Richard the 2.] enabled to be a Company the 20
of Richarde the second
ll. 5–17. *They had three … Eschetor in the said Citie. (fn. 15)
ll. 22–5. *In the yeare 1536 … being Maior.
ll. 27, 28. whereof … raigne] in the 8
271, ll. 9–15. *I find that Iohn Norman … no farther.
l. 15. Inserts: Without this lane is the Standarde in Cheape, which
Iohn Wels Grocer Maior 1430 caused to be made with a small cesterne
for fresh water, hauing one Cocke continually running, when the same is
not turned nor lockt; this was finished by his executors, Thomas Knoles,
and Iohn Chichley, they purchased licence of Henry the sixt, to conuey
water, to make the Conduite. Now whether the Standarde in West
Cheape, so oft spoken of in former times, be the same and stoode iust in
this place, or else where, or that the same were remoueable, may be some
question: for it is manifest that in the raigne of Edwarde the thirde, and
at other times when the great iustinges, and other running on horsebacke
were practised betwixt the great Crosse, and the great Conduite at Sopars
lane end, there was no such Standarde, or other Obstacle betweene them,
neither was that streete paued with hard stone as now it is. We read
that in the yeare 1293, three men had their right hands stricken off at the
Standard in Cheape for rescuing of a Prisoner; it is verie likelie therefore
that the olde Crosse in Cheape (which was then newlie builded) was also
In the yeare 1326 the Citizens tooke Walter Stapleton, Bishop of Excester, and beheaded him with other at the Standarde in Cheape. In the
yeare 1399 King Henry the fourth caused the Blanch Charters made by
Richarde the second, to bee burnt at the Standarde in West Cheape.
In the yeare 1381. Wat Tylar beheaded Richarde Lions and others in
Cheape. In the yeare 1461. Iohn Dauie had his hand striken off at the
Standarde in Cheape, also Iacke Cade the Rebell beheaded the Lorde
Say at the Standarde in Cheape &c. Thus much for the Body of Cheape
warde may suffice. (fn. 16)
ll. 16, 17. Now for … Catteten streete] Then followeth Catte streete
(so called in Recordes the 24 of Henry the sixt, now corruptlie Catteten
272, l. 37. Sir Iohn Sha] Edmond Shaw
l. 38 to page 273, l. 9. *who was the first … worke was finished
273, ll. 14–17. *How this gift … then they performe.
275, ll. 13, 14. because of olde time … there about.] because of olde time
since the raigne of William Conqueror (that first brought Iewes from
Roan into this realme) many Iewes inhabited there about, vntill that in
the yeare 1290. the 18. of Edward the first they were wholly and for euer
by the said king banished this realme, hauing of their owne goodes to
beare their charges, till they were out of his dominions. The number of
the Iewes at that time banished were 15060 persons, whose houses being
sold, the king made of them a mightie masse of money. (fn. 17)
275, l. 16. 70. yeares] 60. yeares
276, l. 11. Angell his wife] Angell his wife, 1517.
ll. 13–15. The wife of a Maister … Chester] a Countesse of Cornewall and Chester, but her name and time is not there apparent
l. 18. *Samuell Thornhill, 1597.
l. 23. *eleuen shillinges.
277, l. 12. disdainely] disdainfully
278, l. 27 to page 281, l. 25. *Then is the olde Iurie … thus much for
the Iewes. (fn. 18)
281, l. 26. In this … olde Iury] In the Olde Iurie,
ll. 27–31. *Vpwell, so … King confirmed
ll. 31, 32. In this … Parishioners] in which to the commendation of
282, l.12. *Iohn Brian
l.18. *made in place of Iewes houses
283, l.5. Inserts after yeare 1399: This may bee some argument,
which I ouerpasse.
ll. 5–8. *Hugh Clopton … Chaunteries there.
ll. 30, 31. *two fifteenes … charges thereof
l. 32. Inserts after springes: without the North wall of the Cittie
l. 38 to page 284, l.4. *sometime belonging … deceased, 1509.
284, ll. 6, 7. *Alderman Bennet now possesseth it.
ll. 14–17. *which companie of Armourers … the sixt.
l. 20. Inserts after defaced: there is one Tombe on the South side
the Quire but without inscription.
ll. 20–7. *notwithstanding, I find … the 17. of Henrie the sixt.
ll. 27–31. Thomas Bradberie … buried there.] I read that Thomas
Bradbury, Mercer, Maior, in the yeare 1509. was buried there, his Tombe
is on the north side the Quire, & also one Edmond Harlocke Curriar
to bee a great benefactor, Sir Iohn Garme, Skirringham, 1468, Richard
Hamney 1418, Richard Colsel &c.
ll. 32–5. *This Church … a parish church.
285, ll. 5, 6. It is taxed … xv.l. xvi.s. ix.d.] It is taxed to the fifteene,
in London, at 19l. and in the Exchequer at 19l.
l. 17. Monuments on] Monumentes of building on,
286, ll. 21–4. *Richard the second … Edward the third.
288, ll. 9–13. onely I read … where they dwelt] onely I read of a
branch of this family of Bassinges to haue spread it self into Cambridgeshire, near vnto a water or bourne, and was therefore for a difference
from other of that name, called Bassing at the bourn, and more shortly
Bassingborne. But this family is also worne out, and hath left the name
to the place, where they dwelt.
ll. 32–6. *In the 21 … forfeyture thereof.
290, ll. 1–4. *Thus haue you … Coopers hall.
1.8. *seuen pound.
291, ll. 38–9. to be noted] meete to be noted
292, l. 5. to be short] to be short and plaine
293, l. 5. I doubt] I haue some doubt
294, l. 6. Inserts after Cripplegate: obtaining first the kinges licence
of Mortmaine, vnder the great seale of England.
295, ll. 2–4. Sir Rowland Heyward … there 1593] The Lord William
of Thame was buried in this Church, and so was his successor in that
house Sir Rowland Heyward Mayor &c.
l. 4. *Richard Lee … 1597.
l. 5. sold there] sold there (as is supposed)
ll. 7, 8. Rokesley … dwelled] Rockesley chiefe say maister of the
kings mints, and Mayor of London in the yeare 1275. the third of Edward
the first (in which office he continued 7. yeares together) dwelled
l. 11. without other charge] without being bounden to reparations
or other charge:
296, ll. 21, 22. *Thomas Chalton, Mercer, Mayor 1450.
297, l. 3. Inserts after Mirley, Knight: Iohn Collet
l. 10. for at this present it is] but it is at this present
l. 12. Inserts after decayed: and not worth a pinne,
298, l. 4. to William Lambarde] to my louing friend William Lambarde
l. 21. Maister Glasier] at this present mayster Glasier.
299, l. 31. Inserts after following: to be buried there, to wit,
l. 31 to page 300, l.4. *Alice, William & Iohn … Writhesley &
Alianor (fn. 19)
300, ll. 4, 5. Alionor … Thomas Arnolde] Elianor wife to Iohn Writh,
Esquire, daughter to Thomas Arnald, Esquire,
ll. 6, 7. Margaret with her daughter] Margaret Writh her daughter.
l. 10. 1409] 1439
l. 13. Iohn Baronie] Frauncis Baromi
l. 17. King at Armes] Herrald at Armes
301, ll. 11–14. *by the name of … the 15. yeare
302, ll. 15–26. Then in Golding lane … of the Almes people.] Then
in Golding Lane be also Almes houses, 13. in number, and so many poore
people placed in them Rent free, and euery one hath two pence by the
weeke for euer. Of the foundation of Thomas Hayes, Chamberlaine of
London, in the latter time of Henry the eight, he left faire lands about
Iseldonne, to maintaine his foundation: Maister Ironmonger hath the
Order of them.
303, l. 12. Inserts after forty pound: and in the Exchequer at thirtie
nine pound ten shillings.
304, ll. 12, 13. which stone wall … Faringdon ward.] which is also
of this ward.
305, ll. 9–11. *of Thomas Lichfield … 14 of E. the 2.
l. 24. Inserts before Iohn Hewet: Thomas Leichfield
306, ll. 21–3. *The men of this mistery … Richard the second.
307, ll. 19–21. *William Gregory … remayneth.
l. 27 to page 308, l. 37. *This colledge claymed … in the leafe 299
309, ll. 1–10. the Colledge church … saint Mathewes Gospel.] the
Colledge church was pulled downe and in place thereof many houses
foorthwith builded, highly prised, and letten to strangers borne, and
other such as claime the benefit of ye priuiledges, which were at the first
granted only to ye church, and to the Deane, Prebends & Canons, seruing
God according to ye foundation.
ll. 16 17. *it is now a Printing house.
l. 32. R. Cawod and T. Smith] Robert Cawod and Thomas Smith
ll. 37–9. *Thomas Bilsington …Helmet vpon Cornhill.
310, l. 5. I. Hartshorne] Iohn Hartshorne
l. 12. *the Clothworkers …ouersight thereof.
ll. 16, 17. and in the Exchequer, 6.l. 19.s] and likewise in the
312, l. 22. to the east … Augustines church] to the gate
ll. 23–5. *which arch … yere 1361
313, l. 36. in West Cheape streete] in Westcheape
l. 38. *as before … west Cheape streate] vpon this occasion.
l. 39. Inserts here the account of the founding of Cheap cross as on
i. 265–6 above, from Queene Elianor to let of cariages, but omitting
the words in the yere 1533 against the coronation of Queen Anne. The
first edition then continues:
'In the yere 1581. the 21. of Iune in the night, the lowest Images about
the said Crosse, were broken and defaced.
Whereupon proclamation was made, that who so wold bewray the doers
therof, should haue fortie crownes: but nothing came to light. The Image
of the blessed virgin at that time robbed of her son, and her armes broken
by which shee staied him on her knees, her whole bodie also was strained
with ropes so as it was readie to fall: But was in the yere 1595. again
fastened and repaired. In the yeare 1596. about Bartholomewtide, a new
Sonne mishapen (as borne out of time) was laide in her armes. The
other Images remaining broken as before.
On the east side of the same Crosse, the steppes being taken-thence,
vnder the Images of Christes resurrection, was set vp a curious wrought
frame of grey Marble, and in the same an Image in Alabaster of a woman
(for the most part naked), and Thames water prilling from her breasts:
but the same is oft times dried vp. (fn. 20)
314, 1. 15. *Sir Alexander Auenon, Maior, 1570.
ll. 18–21. yeelding … yeres since.] for thirtie shillings foure pence
the yeares rent, but now increased much.
315, l. 1. Iohn Standelfe] Iohn Standelfe and Iohn Standelfe
ll. 4–20. *both of Ealdersgate street ward … common seale at that
ll. 20–8. At the north end … said Elizabeth.] at the North end
whereof, is one great house builded of stone, commonly called the Lord
Windsor's house, but I haue read it by the name of Neuells Inne in
siluer street, and at the ende of Monkes well streete.
l. 29 to page 316, l. 3. This companie … hall in that street, &c.] whom
obtained their incorporation in the yeare one thousand sixtie and foure,
the second of Edward the fourth, since the which time they builded theyr
316, l. 26. Inserts after for the Butchers: and there is the Butchers
ll. 35, 36. *in the iniddest whereof the church stoode.
l. 38 to page 317, l. 2. *and there is … wals of the citie.
318, ll. 16, 17. *their Conduit head … Henrie the third, &c.
l. 31. by Pattents] by pattent of
319, l. 37. Monuments] [The list in the 1603 edition has been rearranged, with some additions.]
322, l. 33. This church hath] a proper church, and hath,
l. 38. Anthony Cage]— Cage
l. 39 to page 323, l. 3. *Allen at Condit … in the same streete.
323, l. 36. H. Reade] Henry Reade
326, ll. 19–21. *Also the new … yeare 1256.
327, ll. 23–6. *In the yeare 1408 … other easements.
l. 37. at the dispence] painted about the Cloyster: at the speciall
request and dispence
328, l. 32. *neare vnto a Carpenters yard.
329, l. 26. in the yeare … remaineth.] then their former church was,
and so it still remaineth to that vse.
330, l. 2. Inserts before Robert: In this chapell were buried
l. 3. were] and were
l. 4. *or coped
l. 5. *before the said Chappell
l. 11. citie … milles.] citie, to beare three winde-milles.
l. 22. Inserts after because hee: was borne in London and
l. 28. heard] heard off,
l. 32. Inserts after downe] and broken also.
331, ll. 22, 23. *This Pulpit … defaced.
332, ll. 20–4. before Aprill … collected.] But concerning the steeple
litle was done, through whose default God knoweth: it was said that the
money appointed for newe building of the steeple, was collected, and
brought to the hands of Edmond Grindall then Bishop of London.
ll. 36–7. new buried … shewed] now buried in the West Ile, with an
Epitaph, as in another place I haue shewed.
333, ll. 2–4. *Martin … Pateshull 1240.
ll. 7, 8. Bishop … Quire, 1262] B. 1262
ll. 8–15. *Geffrey de Acra … Middlesex, 1309.
ll. 24, 25. new worke … church] newe woorke of Powles,
335, ll. 8–10. *Sir Raph… Quire, 1308.
l. ll. Guildford … Apostles, 1313.] Gylford, L. Marshall was
buried in the Postles chapell, 1313.
ll. 12–28. *William Chasteleshunte … north doore, 1353.
l. 32. *proper chapple, and
336, l. 1. Inserts after call him: Sir Raphe de Hingham, cheefe Iustice
of both Benches successiuely, buried in the side of the North walke,
against the Quire, 1308. Sir Iohn Pulteney, Draper, Mayor, 1348, in
a faire chapell by him builded, on the North side of Powles, wherein he
founded 3. chaplains. Richard de Plesseys in the North walke before
Saint Georges chapell, 1361. Sir Symon Burley, constable of Douer, and
Chamberlaine to Richard the second, knight of the Garter, beheaded,
lyeth buried in the North walke against the Quire. Adam de Bery,
Mayor, in the yeare 1364, buried in a Chapel of Saint Mary Magdalen:
or of the holy Ghost, called Holmes Colledge.
Roger Holmes Chauncelor and Prebend of Powles, was buried there
ll. 1–8. *Michael Norborow, … doore of Pauls, 1390.
ll. 10–20. *sir Richard Burley … Beauchampe, 1423.
l. 22 to page 337, l. 27. *Walter Sherington … shrine; and of later
337, l. 29. *Thomas Linicar, Doctor of Phisicke
l. 31. *Iohn Dowman Canon of Paules, 1525.
338, l. 11. where a merry] where of a mery
l. 14. saint Thomas] S. Georges
ll. 17, 18. to bee buried there.] and so an end for Paul's church.
l. 31. namely, A.B.C.] namely A.B.C. Or Absies
339, l. 11. and belongeth] and belonged
l. 23. here hath beene] here, be
l. 24. *William Seuenoake Maior, 1418.
ll. 26, 27. Sir Roger Cholmley] Sir Roger Cholemly, some say
William Seuen-Oake, Maior &c.
ll. 27, 28. *Iohn Went … Chanteries there.
340, l. 5. *and from thence to Leycester.
ll. 22–3. in my Annales I haue] in other places hath beene
l. 28. were buried] are interred, or buried
340, l. 36. Inserts after Brewes: Dame Iahu, daughter to Thomas,
wife to Syr Gnight
341, ll. 12–14. *The Countesse of Huntington … buried here 1443
l. 23. Nicholas Eare] Nicholas Carre, Esquire
l. 30. Carden] Cardin, alias Carden
342, l. 3. new builded] first builded
l. 5. 1361.] 1361, which was the 35 of Edward the third
l. 16. I. Oxney] Iohn Oxney
ll. 17, 18. *Iohn Leiland the famous Antiquary
l. 20. *Barber Chirurgion
ll. 20, 21. *Iohn Mundham …E. the second.
ll. 34, 35. Prebend houses] Prebend almes houses
343, ll. 17, 18. Inserts after Mountgodard streete: by all likelihood;
and after Goddards: or Pots
l. 21. *of olde time
344, l. 2. the fifteene 50. pound.] the fifteene in London at 54. pound,
and in the Exchequer at 53. pound 6. shillings, 8. pence.
l. 33. Then is Fryday streete] Then is there one other streete, which
is called Friday streete
345, ll. 12–27. *at Breadstreet corner … Next to be noted
ll. 27–28. frame of … the Walles] frame and front of faire houses,
and shops, that be within all the walles
l. 33. It contayneth] It continueth
346, l. 9. *Inserts after present: as of olde time also
l. 22. stalles] stables
ll. 26–9. *Walter Turke … the other iiii.s.
l. 38. *Robert Basset, Salter, Mayor 1476.
347, ll. 6–14. *In the 23. of Henry the eight … through Cheape,
ll. 14–6. More … steeple of stone.] The steeple of this church
had sometime a faire speere of stone, but taken downe vpon this
ll. 17, 18. about mid day … lightning] about noone or midday, fell
a great tempest at London, in the ende whereof, happened a great
l. 35. *to that parish
348, l. 13. same side] same East side
l. 15. name of … the twenteeth] name I haue not read: other then
that in the 20
l. 20. Basing] any Basing
ll. 23, 24. Arched Vaultes … The same is now] Arched Vaultes of
stone, and with Arched Gates, now
349, ll. 2–4. *for the most part … placed
ll. 5–7. *as the labours … Vniuersity of Oxford
ll. 7–9. he writing … here to touch.] wherein the Authour writing
a Chapter of Gyaunts, and hauing beene deceiued by some Authours, too
much crediting their smoothe speeche, hath set downe more matter then
troth, as partly (and also against my will) I am enforced to touch.
349, l. 10. *as he tearmeth it
ll. 16–19. *The errour … or shin bone.
l. 19. Notwithstanding, it] Wherevnto (fn. 21)
350, l. 7. set vp] set vp in the streete
l. 8. principall house] principall Hall or house.
351, l. 5. Note that] such
ll. 13, 14. *Wil. de Auinger … Ed. the 3.
ll. 19–21. *There was of … chauntries there.
ll. 28–37. *Of these Cordwayners … to pay xxx. s.
352, l. 7. 36. li. 18. s. 2. d.] at thirtie sixe pound tenne shillings.
2, l. 19. as followeth.] are therein none.
ll. 20–5. Iohn Brian … Northamptonshire, 1572
l. 27. proper] comely
ll. 28, 29. *so that … the church:
ll. 30, 31. of some … Bey] of some Colde Abbey
l. 31 to page 3, l. 13. as standing … or namentes.] but I could neuer
learne the cause why it should bee so called, and therefore I will let it
passe. There bee monuments in this Church, of Andrew Aubery, Grocer,
Mayor, and Thomas Fryar, Fishmonger, in the year 1351. who gaue to
this church and parish one plot of ground, containing fiftie six foote in
length, and fortie three foote in breadth at both endes, to be a buriall
place for the dead of the said Parish, the twentie sixt of Edward the third.
Also Thomas Madesley, Clarke, and Iohn Pylor gaue to the Wardens of
that Parish one shop and a house in Distar lane, for the continual repairing of the bodie of that church, the belles and Ornaments, the twentieth
of Richard the 2.
3, l. 14. in this church] there
l. 16. Nicholas Wolberge] Richard Walberge
ll. 18–23. Iohn Suring … Barde, Fishmonger, 1528.] and others.
5, ll. 2–4. *Iohn Skip … in this church.
l. 30. in this church] to this church
l. 31. *he founded a chauntrie
6, l. 9. Inserts after little: vpon the Thames.
9, l. 17. Inserts after but now: that case is altered.
11, l. 27. Exchequer … pence] Exchequer at twentie pound.
13, ll. 22–8. There was also … woodwharfes in place.] There was also
a messuage by Baynardes Castle, called Legates Inne, in the 7. of Edward
the fourth, where be now diuers Wood Wharfes.
13, ll. 31, 32. and made … Puddle Wharfe.] and made Puddle like, it
is (as I suppose) called Puddle Wharfe.
15, ll. 14, 15. *Doctor Caldwell… king at Armes.
ll. 28, 29. *Iohn Parnt founded a chauntry there.
l. 29. Inserts after Wardrobe: I haue not read by whom the same
was builded, neither when, or for what cause, but only that
ll. 32, 33. builded … deceased] was lodged there: this house then
bearing the name of the King's Wardrobe, in the 5 of E. the 3. The
saide Iohn Beauchampe deceased
l. 34 to page 16, l. 2. *His Executors … second of his raigne.
16, ll. 20–4. *On the East side … repaired it.
l. 28. is Darby house] Garter House, so called of the Office there
kept by Garter king of Heraults, and other Heraults. This house was
18, ll. 4, 5. *Richard Woodroffe … Randolph Esquire, 1583.
ll. 18–20. *as a place … to Carter lane.
ll. 21–30. The other … house there.] The other Sermon Lane, or
Sheremoniers Lane, the reason of their names so giuen, I haue not
learned, but I finde Sermon Lane or Sheremoniers Lane, so called in the
foureteenth of Edward the first, and a place there, to be called the blacke
loft, with foure shops adioyning. I finde also that in the thirteenth of
Richard the second, William de la Pole had an house there; it may bee
supposed that lane to take name of such as cutte and rounded the plates
to be coyned into Esterling pence, for the place of coyning was in the
olde Exchaunge neare vnto this.
19, l. 28. as in my Annales I haue expressed.] as in another place I haue
at large reported.
20, ll. 15–18. *in place of Peter Colledge … for a Well.
ll. 22, 23. *in the Exchequer … shillinges.
21, ll. 16, 17. *lately replenished with houses builded
22, l. 35 to page 23, l. 4. *Henry the third granted … E. the third the
26. of his raigne
23, ll. 4–7. it was gouerned … the yeare 1423.] this Hospital was
since repayred about the yeare 1423, of the goodes and by the executors
of Richarde Whittington, sometime Maior of London, and was gouerned
by a Maister, and eight brethren, being Priestes for the church, and foure
Sisters to see the poore serued.
l. 21 *or Nanfant
l. 22. Lord saint George] Lord Sir George
l. 34 to page 24, l. 13. *thus:
Beholde how ended is … . . . .
…and partly do possesse them.
24, l, 16. Sturgeon] Surgeon
25, l. 31. *pryor
26, ll. 32–4. *This priorie … in the yeare 1410.
27, ll. 27, 28. *notwithstanding … of parliament
l. 33. *for such as will giue greate rents.
28, l. 9. Inserts after late: wise and worthy
l. 18. gaue the remnant of the priorie church] gaue it
ll. 21, 22. were put out … parrish church] were once more put out
and then all the saide church
l. 31. was performed.] is performed.
l. 31. Inserts after performed: for it is more easie to pul downe then
to set vp and builde.
ll. 31, 32. *The parish haue … serue their turne.
29, l. 25 to page 33, l, 22. *For example to note: … for Iustes in
33, l. 27. *and a garden plot.
34, ll. 14, 15. *Next to this Church … Sarasens head.
ll. 29, 30. owne charges … 1500.l.] owne onely charges, (amounting
to the summe of 1500. pound) and by him finished.
ll. 38, 39. for so I find, … the sixt.] about the 37. of Henry the sixt.
35, ll. 1–14. *This house was … all reprises, x. s.
ll. 15, 16. so called … of Elye.] commonly called Ely place, for that
it pertaineth vnto the Bishops of Ely
ll. 16–20. *William de Luda … Chappell there.
l. 20. More] the which
ll. 21–4. by the name … appeareth by patent, by the name of his
Mannor and sixe tenements in Oldeborne to the Church and couent of
Ely, as appeareth by pattent of Record
36, l. 22. Robert Yorke.] Roger Yorke
39, ll. 3, 4. Thomas Lord Writhesley … buried 1550.] an Earle of
Southampton buried there
l. 18. *William Sydnam … chauntry there.
l. 34. which is of Chauncery] which is the second Inne of Chauncerie
l. 36 to page 40, l. 15. *and was founded … the king in capite.
40, l. 15. also of Chancery] the thirde Inne of Chauncery
ll. 33, 34. *whereof I have spoken in an other place.
41, l. 15. Inserts after 1471: neere vnto Shooe lane.
ll. 32, 33. *Nicholas Coningston … chaunteries there.
l. 36 to page 42, l. 7. *by gift … patent the 3. of Ed. the second.
42, l. 7. After … Robert Clifford] after whose death
l. 17. *but returned againe to the Cliffordes
45, ll. 15–21. Saint Bridges … Grapes and leaues. &c.] S. Bridget or
S. Bride (as they terme it) now a fayre church, the which William Venor,
Esquier, Warden of the Fleete aboute the yeare 1480, increased with
a large body, and side Isles from the Quire (which of olde time was the
whole Church) downe to the west end, all through this Church builded of
his charges is wrought in the stone worke, round about both within and
without, the figure or likenes of a vine, with Clusters of Grapes amongst
the leaues &c.
ll. 21–8. *The partition … Chauntries there.
l. 35. Lord Treasurer] one of her Maiesties most honorable Counsaile.
45, l. 35. *who hath … stately buildings.
46, l. 21. were] lye
l. 32. were buried] lye
48, l. 26. Inserts after Warwick: & others in other places
49, l. 20. riding of] riding vpon
51, l. 9. Inserts after ware: twentie miles from London, was the
thirde, he died
52, l. 2. fifteene … one shilling.] fifteen in London at 35l., and in the
Exchequer at 34l. 10s.
56, ll. 20, 21. *The Abbot of Wauerley had a House there.
57, l. 22. Iohn Gower … Poet] Iohn Gower a learned Gentleman and
a famous Poet (but no knight as some haue mistaken it)
ll. 24, 25. *in the chapple … chauntrie, he lieth
l. 33. written] set forth
l. 33 to page 58, l. 16. *and this last … fell downe in the yeare 1469.
58, ll. 29, 30. William Greuill … his wife] Margaret wife to William
Greuell Esquire, and
59, l. 1. Inserts after Gower: Poet,
l. 1. *Iohn Duncell, Marchant Taylor, 1516
ll. 2–9. *Thomas Tong … deceased the 24. of May, 1598. &c.
60, l. 1. solde] hath solde
l. 2. or to Marchants] or to certaine Merchants
61, l. 39. Immorth] Imworth
62, ll. 7, 8. *William Brandon … E. the 4.
l. 27. Inserts after thereof: in the raigne of E. the 3.
63, l. 4. And then] Then next haue yee
l. 4. *Theeues lane by S. Thomas Hospitall
ll. 11, 12. But … Canons Regular] This Hospitall was againe new
founded, by Peter de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, for Cannons Regular
l. 21. Inserts after Abbot: and Couent
l. 30. Inserts after This Hospitall: being in the yeare 1220 made
to dispend three hundred fortie foure pound by the yeare.
64, l. 13. remaineth as] remaineth now as it was before
67, ll. 31, 32. *Leofstane … London 1115
70, l. 36. to Wapping in the west] To Wapping in the Woze, and
Wapping it selfe
71, ll. 11–13. which runneth south … this lane to] (which runneth
South by the Hermitage to Wapping) to
ll. 15–22. and to the Mannor of Shadwell … mile from Radcliffe.]
Not farre from thence, of very late where of old time stoode the Mannor
of Shadwell, belonging to the Deane of Powles, there haue beene raised
many small Tenements towards Radliffe; and Radliffe itselfe hath bin
so increased in building Eastward (in place where I haue knowne faire
hedges, long rowes of Elme, and other trees) that the same haue now
taken hold of Limehurst (or Lime hoste itselfe), commonly called Lime
house, sometime distant a mile from Radliffe &c.
71, l. 22 to page 72, l. 5. *Hauing said this much…and so to Blake wal.
72, ll. 6–8. diminished by Merchants … whereof I haue spoken.]
diminished, by incrochments for building of small tenements, and taking
in of garden plots, timbaryars or what they list.
From this Tower Hill towards Aldegate (being a long continuall streete)
amongst other buildings, was that Abbey of Nunnes, called the Minorities,
or Minories, whereof I haue spoken. And on the other side of that
streete, lyeth the Ditche, without the wall of the Citie, from the Tower
l. 19. other purprestures] other prepesterous like
73, ll. 7, 8. this feate … purchased] this fact, that parish purchased
ll. 9–15. *but I finde in Record…Aldegate of London, &c.
ll. 22, 23. vp to the Barres… Norton fall gate] Thence vp to the
Barres and to Norton fall gate
ll. 27, 28. *Stephen Grausend … benefactor therevnto
ll. 28, 29. Louell knight of the Garter] Louell, brought vp in
l. 36. Inserts after and other: And neare therevnto are builded two
publique houses for the acting and shewe of Comedies, Tragedies, and
Histories, for recreation. Whereof the one is called the Courtein, the
other the Theatre: both standing on the Southwest side towards the field.
l. 38. Sewers ditch] Sors Ditche, or Sewers Ditche
74, l. 7. Golding lane] Grubstreete
l. 15. but those houses belong] belonging
ll. 19, 20. a house builded … Berwardes Lane] a fayre house lately
builded by the Lorde Iohn Powlet. Next to that, a large house, with
gardens of pleasure, builded <by> Iasper Fisher. From this vp to the
West ende of Hog Lane
l. 21. then the] Then was the
l. 35. *for a small portion of money
ll. 38, 39. neare as much … purchase] which some thinke to be
neare as much, as the houses cost him in the purchase
75, ll. 8–27. sir Iohn Elrington … Harry Yong 1545. (fn. 22)
l. 33. Queene Elizabeth] the Queene that now is
l. 36 to page 76, l. 12. *One note of Shoreditch … Bethelem-Crosse
76, l. 12. and so … that Hospitall] Now will I passe through the
Hospitall of S. Mary Bethelem
ll. 30, 31. other the ditches … More ditch] other ditches thereabout
77, l. 19. *whereof I mind not much to argue
78, ll. 11, 12. worse case … inclosure] worse case then euer before it
was, by the meanes of inclosure
79, l. 8. *by casualtie of fire
82, ll. 8–16. *and it is to be noted … should be buried.
l. 22. he also gaue them the three Acres] But the three acres
83, l. 7. *Philip Morgan Bishop of Ely, 1434.
85, l. 10. *Iohn Botell
86, ll. 5–23. *And of later time …reparation of that church.
l. 25. houses … namely] houses for Gentlemen and others, are now
builded aboute this Priorie, especially
l. 33. *now dammed up.
87, l. 3. Porte Poole] Porte Poole lane
ll. 29, 30. Adioyning … sometime] The same was after
ll. 31, 32. *Robert de Curars … yeare 1147.
88, ll. 2, 3. this old … Lincolnes] this Southampton
l. 14. Inserts after Seale: deceased in the yeare 1578.
ll. 18–27. *This ground he had … Cittie, cart. 11. H. 3.
90, l. 20. Inserts after common lawes: this house was greatly
increased with new buildinges.
l. 36. Inserts after conuersorum: Moreouer (saith the same Recorde)
in the 20 of Edward the third, the saide king sent commandement vnder
his great seale, to the Mayor and Sheriffes of London, willing them to
make proclamations in euery Ward of the Citie and suburbes, that all
leprous persons, within the saide Citie & suburbes should auoid within
fifteen daies, and that no man suffer any such leprose person to abide
within his house, vppon paine to forfeite his saide house, and to incur
the King's farther displeasure. And that they should cause the saide
Lepers to be remoued into some out places of the fieldes, from the haunt
or company of all sound people: whereupon it followed that the citizens
required of the Gardian of Saynt Giles Hospitall, to take from them and
to keepe continually the number of foureteene persons, according to the
foundation of Matilde the Queen, which was for Leprose persons of the
Citie of London and the shire of Middlesex.
In Margin: Hospitall of S. Giles founded for Leprose persons of the
Citie of London and shire of Middlesex. Pattent. All leprose people to
be voided the citie & suburbs. W. Dunthorne.
l. 37 to page 91, l. 7. *This Hospitall was founded … Drapers of
London, for xxxli.
91, ll. 8–12. prisoners … this life.] prisoners conueyed towards Tyborne,
there to be executed, were saluted with a Bowle of Ale, thereof to drinke
as their last refreshing in this life.
l. 21. * of Lancaster.
l. 22 to p. 92, l. 7. Next without the Barre … Excester house] Next
without the barre and libertie of the citie of London and the liberties of
the Dutchy of Lancaster, on the said south side or left hande neere vnto
the Riuer of Thames, amongst other buildings memorable for greatnesse,
the first was Excester house
92, ll. 9–17. *who was first builder … raigne of Henry the 6, &c.
l. 21. of the Earle of Essex lodging there.] of the late Earle of Essex
l. 26. I haue not read as yet.] I haue not heard nor can coniecture
93, ll. 1–5. *Then was there … enlarging of this house.
ll. 9, 10. *(commonly … Couentrie) his
ll. 10–12. *this house … Edward the first.
l. 34. *mee, for satisfying of some Denyers thereof
95, l. 36 to page 96, l. 1. *where sir Robert Cecill … commoditie
96, ll. 1–10. Richard the 2 … on that south side.] And thus far on
this South side the high streete is of the libertie of the Dutchy of
Iuie bridge in the high streete hath a way or low going doune vnder
it, stretching to the Thames: the like as sometime had the Strand bridge
before spoken of.
This whole streete from Temple Bar to the Sauoy was commanded to
be paued, and Tole to be taken towards the charges thereof in the 24.
yeare of Henry the sixt.
l. 12. Omits *as is afore shewed, is. Inserts: standeth a pair of
Stockes and then
ll. 25–26. *but out of … of the Danes.
97, ll. 1–7. *Thus much … Chancerie, &c.
ll. 20–3. *There is in … is 13.s. 4. d.
98, l. 17. the estate.] the estate of England.
l. 19. Inserts after Bedfords house: which is a goodly house.
l. 20. Inserts after Iuy Bridge: ouer against the olde Bedforde house,
namely called Russell house and Dacres house, now the house of Sir
Thomas Cecile Lorde Burghley,
ll. 22–9. in the liberty … doth yet remaine.] and stretcheth to S. Giles
in the fielde. Then had ye the Chappell of our Lady called the Pew, with
an house wherein sometime were distraight and Lunatike people.
Amongst other thinges of this Chappel I haue read that on the 17. of
Februarie in the yeare of Christ 1452. by negligence of a scholler appointed
by his Scholemaister, to put forth the lights of this Chappell, the Image of
our Lady, richly decked with Iewels, pretious stones, pearles, and ringes
(more then any Ieweller could iudge the price) (for so sayth mine Author)
was with all this apparrell, ornamentes and Chapple itselfe brent. (fn. 23)
In Margin: Chappell of our Lady in the Pew, an house belonging to
Bethlem. Chappell of our Lady the Pew brent. Iohn Piggot.
l. 37 to page 99, l.5. But in the yeare … to that vse] Of later time
king Henry the eight hauing fayre stabling for horses there in the yeare
1534. and the 28. of his raigne, it was burned with many great houses
and much hay therein: but it was againe reedified in the raignes of king
Edwarde the sixt, and Queene Marie
102, ll. 21–7. *Whereof one … Earle of Lincolne.
l. 36 to page 103, l. 3. *Edward the third, in the 17 … honour of
S. Thomas. But
103, l. 33. Inserts after Maltorth: I thinke Custome
104, ll. 11–14. *In the 51 … without any wages.
106, l. 13. Inserts after their annoyance: This church of S. Margaret
(which that king Edward builded) continued till the daies of king Edward
the first, at what time the staple of Woolles was at Westminster, and then
the parishioners and Merchantes of the Staple builded it all of new, the
great chancell excepted, which was done by the Abbots of Westminster
as is afore shewed. (fn. 24)
l. 16. *whereof … in the foundation
107, ll. 34, 35. *kinges Bench … Iustice of the
108, ll. 23, 24. who gouerned … L. Andrewes.] now Resident.
l. 35. *Hugolyn … the Confessor.
110, l. 4. Inserts after Dawbeny: Earle of Bridgewater OMITS Lord
Lieutenant of Callice
l. 14. *elect
l. 15. *sonne to Iohn Baron of Dudley
l. 16. Edward Hungerforde knight] Edmond
ll. 17, 18. *daughter to Alane Buxull knight, 1416.
ll. 19, 20. *sonne to Bourchier … Barnet
l. 21. Iohn Bourchier … Barnet, 1471] the Lord Barons, and both
slain at Barnet
l. 23. *Gray
ll. 31, 32. Robert Hawley Esquier] Robert Hall knight
111, l. 17. Francis Howard Countesse of Hertford, 1598] Elizabeth
Countesse of Hertford
ll. 20–3. *Sir Henry Cary … stately monument.
112, ll. 16–33. *The parish church of S. Margaret … in the yeare 1499. (fn. 25)
113, l. 36. Inserts after in the accounts: The like commaundement, the
said king Henry gaue to Hugh Gifford and William Browne, that vpon
Fryday next after the Epiphany, they should cause to be fed in the great
Hal of Windsor, at a good fire, all the poore and needy children that
could be found, and the kings children, being waighed and measured, their
weight and measure to be distributed for their good estates. (fn. 26)
114, ll. 18–24. *Also the Maior … assise and warde.
116, ll. 3, 4. *Iohn Boterell … workes.
l. 24. Inserts after Fabian: the Chronickler
119, l. 1. high treasurer.] high Treasurer of England
120, ll. 11–13. *King Iohn … Westminster, &c.
ll. 26–9. *since vsually rung … in the towne.
l. 29. More, that … written] about the biggest of which (as I haue
beene informed) was written
l. 34 to page 121, l. 8. *But these Bels … Thirtie six thousand shall
121, ll. 17–33. *By this chappel of S. Stephen… Edward the fifth, &c. (fn. 27)
123, l. 9. Inserts before erected: first practized and
ll. 11–15. *William Caxton … monasteries.
l. 32 to page 124, l. 2. *In the yeare of Christ… the first dinner.
125, l. 11. *saith some.
ll. 17–27. *more then this as followeth … receiued here.
ll. 27–9. And now … There remaineth] But to my matter of our
London Bishops as I finde it written: First, there remaineth
126, l. 17. the foureteenth, fledde] the fourteenth and the last for
128, l. 4. Inserts before in the Isle: at Crotsey
l. 9. Inserts after Paule: on the eighteenth kallendes of December
l. 30. Heatbright] Hutbright
129, ll. 7, 8. but there … of them.] but there remaineth memories there
ll. 27, 28. Robert … 7 yeares] Robert Bishop of London, 7 yeares
a monk of Gement, in Normandie:
ll. 35, 36. and appeareth… Paules church.
131, l. 14. * or aboue
l. 37 to page 132, l. 7. *He admonished … infected therewithall.
132, l. 10. *coped
ll. 17, 18. *or aboue
ll. 18, 19. *close at … Fauconbridge.
l. 33. *since I kept house for
133, l. 15. Bentworth] Wentworth or Bentworth
l. 31. Chancellour] Lord Chancellour
l. 34. Treasurer of the Exchequer] Treasurer of England
l. 37. in Powles … aultar.] at S. Bartilmewes Pryorie in Smithfield.
134, ll. 8, 9. the kings Chancellor] Lord Chancellour
135, l. 17. * and the tombe was taken downe.
136, l. 5. Inserts after Stebunheth: otherwise called Stebinhith
l. 6. Inserts after Stebunheth: or Stebinhith
ll. 6, 7. * with al and singular … belonging
ll. 16, 17. for … seruice] for his good seruice
ll. 18–20. with all … Hackney way] and the landes in
ll. 29–31. *to be holden … knights fee.
137, l. 18. saint Thomas] S. Georges
ll. 23–5. consecrated … yeare 1598] nowe sitteth Bishop of London
in this yeare 1598
140, l. 14. Alde Mary church. New Mary Church, or Mary le Bow.]
St. Mary Aldmary Church.
S. Mary Bow at the North corner of Cordwayner street
l. 25. *Vpwell
141, l. 20. by Paules] by Paules gate
143, ll. 6, 7. *a Cathedral church … Westminster and
145, l. 9. *to the number of —.
146, ll. 15–33. * also the citizens (fn. 28) … of the superiors, &c.
l. 37. *God and
148, ll. 8–15. Godfrey Portgraue … God you keepe.] Godfrey Portgraue and to all the Burgesses of the Citie of London, in as large forme
as they enioyed the same in the time of K. Edward before the conquest.
ll. 20, 21. *buried at Bermondsey.
149, l. 18. of Maiors as followeth.] of Maior I finde as followeth.
151, ll. 7–9. * Walter Brune … saint Mary Spittle.
153, l. 29. *patent xi. Henry 3.
ll. 32–5. *The liberties … common seale.
154, l. 16. Inserts under date 1235: this yeare Walter Brune citizen
of London, and Rosia his wife, founded S. Mary Spittle without Bishopsgate.
155, ll. 6–9. *Gerard Bat was … precedent yeare.
ll. 23, 24. *Queene Hith … of London.
158, ll. 5–7. *This Alen … Earle of Surrey.
ll. 18, 19. C. Hugh … Tower.] M. Hugh Fitz Thomas.
159, l. 10. *at London.
164, ll. 14–17. *More hee graunted by his letters … for his time.
165, ll. 12–14. *The king graunted … kings armes.
ll. 23, 24. The price … Gallon.] The price of Gascone Wines at
London, not to bee solde aboue foure pence the gallon, and Renish wine
sixe pence the gallon.
168, l. 37. *or Skinner, as I find in record.
171, ll. 32, 33. Winter … Candlemasse.] Winter eueninges.
172, ll. 2–11. * this William Seuenoke … which was graunted
177, l. 1. *euerie Sergeant to haue his yeoman
179, ll. 2–5. *the king made … Black Hith field.
ll. 22–5. *hee was sworne … redressed them.
180, l. 1. *Marchant taylor, after of Counsell to Henrie the eight.
182, ll. 13–15. *The fore named Shiriffes … them againe.
186, ll. 12–20. *1599. The 41 … Robert Lee, Marchant taylor.
l. 26. *Iames Dalton
l. 29, to page 195, l. 26. but hee being now … to trauell further in
204, ll. 23–5. in rewarde … were knighted] in memory and reward
of which seruice the Cittie had a Daggar added to their shielde of Armes,
and the Maiors haue beene most commonly sithens knighted.
In Margin: After the common opinion of men of late times. (fn. 29)
218, l. 4. 400 yeares] three hundred yeares