Survey of London: Volume 9, the Parish of St Helen, Bishopsgate, Part I. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1924.
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VIII.—FLOOR SLABS WITHIN THE CHURCH
To thy deare memory blest soule İ paie
This humble tribute though in such away.
As reather doth proclaime my want of skill.
Than any want of loue of heart, or will.
True to thy trust, none in our memory.
Can charge the more or less with treuchery.
Bringe forth the p[er]son, Rich, poore, old, or Younge.
That can iustly say he ever did them wronge.
In others weal or woe thy heart
Would simputhies and take its part.
Oh whats more like the Deity.
Than Blessed hoary piety
A soule fitted for heauen when glorio(us) (g)race
Triumphs with him, in his sure restinge (pla)ce
But is he dead can I beleeue
That he should die and we should liue
Methinks we may the knot vntie
Better to liue fitter to dye.
Now death I see doth wisely chuse.
The gold but doth the drofs refuse.
Weepe not as without hope, cry not alass
Hees better where he is than where he was
Hearke, is not that his voice: doth not he say
Heauens meanest mansion is worth this Globe of clay
Who so doth liue, and doe and die like thee
His fame shall last to all (eter)nity
Gvilielmi Finch non ita
pridem mercatoris Lon
dinensis necnon Esther
castissima conjvgis qvod re
liquum est siste parvm via
tor et svspice marmor ex adver
so positvm docebit qvid de ta
lo Viro sentiendvm et qvid de
tali fœmina abi viator & pro
priæ mortis memor qva [ ]
lavde digna [i - - c - si dvio i.m.iii]
Here lyeth Interrd the Body
of George Finch of Valentine
in Essex Esqr: who Dyed the 5
of October 1710 aged 48 who
was Son to William Finch of
this Parish Esqr: & Married to
constance the Daughter of
Nathanil Horneby Citizen
of London by whome he had five
Sons & one Daughter where of
James & Henry Dyed young & ly
Buried near this Place the Rest
Here Lyeth Interred the Body of
Mrs. Iane Gaussen late wife of
Peter Gaussen Esqr of this Parish
Merchant; who departed this Life
the 4th day of Ianuary 1747
Aged 71 Years.
Also the Body of PETER GAUSSEN
Esqr. Husband of the aforesaid who
Died Sepr. 17th. 1759 Aged 82 Years
Ann Maria Gaussen Obit 24 June 1767
Æt Six Years 7 Months & 3 Days.
Here lyeth Interr'd the Body
of Mrs: Magdalene Berchere
James Lewis Berchere Esqr.
of this Parish who departed this Life
the 23d: Decembr: 1750, Aged 77 Years.
And also the Body of the above said
James Lewis Berchere, EsqR:
who departed this Life the 3d. May
1753 Aged 83 Years.
Enriched cartouche of arms above. Arms: A moor's head cut off at the neck between three pierced molets of six points impaling quarterly 1st and 4th. On a castle a running beast (? greyhound), 2nd and 3rd three bars wavy. Motto: Memoria pii eterna.
H. S. L.
Iacobvs Stanier huiusce
Civitatis Mercator satis Insignis
Xbris XVI clolocLxiii cum vixisset An Lix
Thomasina Vxor Ejus Quæ obijt
—bris [cio i]o ocLxxvi
Ætat Sua lx[ii]
Conjugale Foedus quam Pijssime
inter se Coluere
Annos circiter xxv
quibus Procreati funt iv Filii ac
In obitum Georgij Briggs [A]rmigeri
qui obiit 21 die Ianuarij 1663
Belliger hicce jacet, vox cœlo sola locuta est
Dux es cœlestis, nates, uterq deo
Merecator quondam, nulli pietas secundus
Pallida mors merces viribus arma rapit
Indi te plorant, plorat charissima conjux
Quis lachrymas alter cafa doloris mest
Henery Raper Esqr, Citizen,
and grocer of London dec
eased ye 17th of Ianvar 1674
in the 68 yeare of his age
where whith him selfe lyes
interd and fower of his
grand children by Elizabeth
his davghter Elizabeth
Beniamin Henry and Ann
Coles Obyt 1663 1665
Eliza 1675 Eliza 167—
& Benj Coles 8th March
Sarah Coles Aged I year
5 months Dyed ye 27th Iune 1681
Hannah Coles Daughter of Benj
Coles Aged 6 Yeares & 20 Days
Departed Her life the 17 of Aprill
Elizabeth Daughter of
John and Mary Dale
who died the 29th. Day of May 1764
Aged two Years and 5 Months
John Son of the above
John and Mary Dale
who died the 2d. Day of June 1764
Aged 1 Year and 1 Month
Likewise here lieth Interr'd the Body
of Mr John Dale
Father to the abovemention'd Children
who Departed this life on the
7th. Day of October 1767
Aged 38 Years.
co. . . . r reliq
iane vxoris [suae]
qv[i] obiit. .
haec. xiii. die. aprili[s] ad. [md]cc . . .
ille xxvii. die febrv[a]rii. ad. md[c]c . . .
m. . m.
p. n p. i. i. n.
omnes eodem co[gimvr]
Hoc sub Marmore
Thomas Burdett Armiger
Qui in Urbe Londinensi
Per Annos prope 48
Mercaturam laudate honesteque
Summa quoq Benevolentia Morumq Suavitate
Æstimationem omnium quibuscum ibidem degebat unde
Sibi facile comparavit
Sed Podagra. variisque Morbis satis vehementer diuque
3: Feb: Ann: Dom: 1772
In cvjvs Memoriam
Soror sua Domina Otger Vidva
Hic etiam Sepultus Jacet
Carolus Burdett D.D.
Obijt Decemb 1st. 1772
Here Rests the mortal Remains of
Mrs; Mary Payne the beloved wife of
Mr Thomas Payne of this Parish
who Departed this life Octor: 7th: 1747
Aged 46 Years
as Also Alice Payne Daughter of
Mr; Thos: & Mrs: Mary Payne obijt: June
22d: 1746, Aged 9 Years and 4 Months
Thos: Payne fon of Mr: Thos: & Mrs: Mary
Payne Obijt; Augft: 5th: 1753. Aged
11 Years & 2 Months.
Here also lieth the Body of
Mr; Thomas Payne, Husband of the
above-said Mrs: Mary Payne wh[o]
Departed this life Ma[rc]h . . 1766
Aged 64 Years having been an
Inhabitant of this Parish 30 Years.
And [also] here lieth the Body of
Mrs; Margaret Payne
Widow of the abovesaid Mr. THOMAS PAYNE Gent
who departed this life Novbr the 13th 1777
AGED 68 YEARS
Here Lyes the Bodye of
George Kellum Esq of this
Parish whoe deceased the 30
Of Aprill A° 1672 Being then
aged 48 yeare. and here
alsoe Lyes interred seuerall
of his Children
Here also lies the Body of
his Wife Katherine Kellum
who died ye 14 of Octobr 1703.
Here lies the Body of
Katherine Kellum Spinster eldest
Daughter of Geo Kellum Esqr. of
this Parish who died April the 16.
1717. Aged 70 Years
Rest Virtuous Maid
Till time shall be no More
Then God this Body
Glorious will Restore.
Here Lyeth Interr'd
the body of Mrs.
one of ye Daughters of
Moses Tryon of Harring-worth
in ye County of Northampton Esq
who departed this life ye 12th
day of February
Anno D'ni. 1686
Ætatis suæ 84
Here lies Interred the Bod [y of]
Masr James Taylor.
Son of Nicholas Taylor Esqr
of the Island of St Christophers
who died April 17th. 1761 Aged 12 Years
Also Alexander Douglas Esqr
who died August the 31st. 1797
In the 67th. Year of his Age.
Mary the second wife of Edward Backwell esq
late alderman of this city
who died june 4 1670
by whom he had three sons and three daughters
Richard Barnaby Leigh
Mary Anne and Jane
here also lies
Mary the wife of the said Richard Backwell esq
who died jan 19. 1712.
and left three sons and two daughters
Richard Barnaby Dencome
Mary and Susanna.
Barnaby Backwell esq
son of the above Richard Backwell [esq]
who died march 25 1723
Richard Backwell esq the father
who died april 26 1731. ei. lxvii
to whose memories
this stone is dedicated
Richard Backwell [Th . . . . . . . ]
Here Lies Interr'd the Body of
[J]ohn Brown Esqr. who Departed
[t]his Life March the 2d: 1746 Aged
Also John Charles Burges
who died the 22d: of Novr: 1756
Aged 5 Months and 5 Days
Likewise the Body of Margaret Brown
Relict of the above John Brown Esq
who died the 19th March 1757. Aged 6
And al[s]o Mrs. Margaret Burges
Daughter of the above John a[nd]
Margaret Brown who died th[e]
. . . March 1761 Aged 30
Here [Lyeth Interr'd the Body of]
[John J]ourdain of Rochelle
who [depa]rted ye life ye 9th. Octobr.
1706 In ye 77th year of his Age
& Gideon ye grandson of the
Abovesaid departed this life ye 7th [of]
august 8 In ye 16th [year of his Age]
[Also . . . . . . wife of]
Lewis Jourdain & Mother of
the Abovesaid Gideon departd.
this life ye 3d. of Ianvary 1710
[in] the 49th. year of Her Age
Here lyeth ye body of Regin(a)
Woolfe, late daughter of Iohn
Woolfe of London Meret &
Regina his wife who was
Borne ye 1 Febr 169091 & departed
Ye 19 of ye same month
Allso Lvcie Woolfe their other
Daughter who was borne the 4th
February 1689 & departed this
Life the 2 . . .th day of Ianuary 1691
And Regina Woolfe . .
Mother of the Two Children
Above who Departed this li(fe)
The 28th day of Ianuary 169½
Aged 37 years.