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Survey of London: volume 13: St Margaret, Westminster, part II: Whitehall I
Montagu H. Cox and Philip Norman (editors)
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'Appendix: The parishes of St. Margaret's and St. Martin's', Survey of London: volume 13: St Margaret, Westminster, part II: Whitehall I (1930), pp. 261-262. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67799 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.
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APPENDIX B: THE PARISHES OF ST. MARGARET'S AND ST. MARTIN'S.
S.P. 1–87 [Henry VIII]. ff. 27–8.
Reverend Father in God Rt trusty & Welbeloved we greet you well
Forasmuch as by natural Inclinacion we be bounden to provide for the
Safe Guard of our Personage & Majesty & for the Personage of our most
Excellt and most intirely beloved Lady our Queen as of our most Dear
Daughter or Princess & of all other Noble Subjects Family and Traine And
that part of that our Mannor at Westmr is now Scite & Scituate as in the
Midle of two Parishes (that is to say) of St. Margarett Where you have
Jurisdiction Ordinary & of St. Martin in the Feilds Where Yee be persons
& Proprietaries & that Sundry & often times by recourse of much People
resorting from Sundry Parts of the World unto us often times great Sickness
doth Raign in both those Parishes by reason whereof the Corpes of Such
Inhabitants & Dwellers within the Bounds Limitts & precincts of the Parish
of St. Martin in the Feilds & that be of the Parish of St. Margarett when
they doe Dye of any Desease Pestilence Ague or any other Contagious Sickness.
The same Corps of the Dead Persons be brought & borne Earley &
late nightley & Dailey throughout our Said Mannor to their Buriall &
Parish Church to be buryed to no little Jeperdy of us & of all other our
Subjects & Trayne as well in their goeing & comeing by the Infect Persons
accompying the Dead Persons & Bodys as by the Infection of their Cloaths
& otherwise in time of Visitacion of Such as Chance to fall Sick Wee in
Consideracion thereof & for lawfull remedy in this behalfe to be had Will &
pray You & also command you haveing Ordinary Power and being as
before is Said Persons and Proprietaries of both these Churches and to whom
and our Monastry of Westmr both those Churches be Appropriate &
Incorporate & Calling also unto you in our name the Vicar of St. Martins
that you together fall & goe to Such Communicacion Composition & Devise
betwixt You by the Advise Decree Sentence & Confirmation Ordinarie of
those that have Interest in this behalfe as shall Stand with right & Equity
So that all & the whole Inhabitants now Parishioners of Your Parish of
St. Margarett dwelling within the said Limitts bounds & Precincts of St.
Martins aforesd & by North & East Our said Mannor be Seperate Divided
& Dimembred from the Parish & Parishionrs of St. Margaretts & that
they & Every one of them Soe dwelling from henceforth be Ordained
Deputed Decreed Lymitted & taken for Parishioners of St. Martins &
there to hear all other Divine Services & to Receive all their Sacraments &
Sacramentalls as well Buriall as other And that at St. Martins they do pay all
their Tythes Rights and Oblations Offerings as other the Parishioners of St.
Martins now there doth Perpetually—demanding also all Such Your Composition Decree & Sentence in this behalfe to be made to be put in Execution
And comanding the Same in our name to be published in both those Churches
and inviolately to be Observed by the Inhabitants aforesaid without any
Contradiction from henceforth not failing hereof with Deligent Expedition
as Yee intend our Pleasure & Do bear good Zeale towards us & others in
these premisses Given at our Mannor at Westmr the 12th Day of November
in the 26th Year of our Reigne.
Indorsed. The Copy of the King's most Gracious Letters delivered unto the
Abbott of Westmr.
KING HENRY THE EIGHTH
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