Inhabitants of London in 1638: St. John the Evangelist in Watling Street

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

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T C Dale, 'Inhabitants of London in 1638: St. John the Evangelist in Watling Street', The Inhabitants of London in 1638, (London, 1931), pp. 78. British History Online [accessed 22 June 2024].

T C Dale. "Inhabitants of London in 1638: St. John the Evangelist in Watling Street", in The Inhabitants of London in 1638, (London, 1931) 78. British History Online, accessed June 22, 2024,

Dale, T C. "Inhabitants of London in 1638: St. John the Evangelist in Watling Street", The Inhabitants of London in 1638, (London, 1931). 78. British History Online. Web. 22 June 2024,


Rent paid of late years. The Rent moderated.
MS. p. 147. £ £
Mr. Geo. Garrett at the Sign of the Black boy 80 60
Mr. Hitchcock at the Fox and Goose 60 45
Mr. Peacock at the Lamb 32 24
Mr. Tarbock, Golden Bell 50 40
Mr. Willson, Pyed bull 30 22
Mr Wood, Wheat Sheaf 28 18
Mr. Taylor, The Great Inn at the Bell 70 50
Mr. Chaplin at the Blew bell 50 40
Mr. Townsend, golden lyon 30 24
Mr. Scrapton, Bore's head 32 24
Mr. Dring at the harrow 36 26
Mr. Latham, Red Crosse 70 50
Mr. Barnard, Spred Eagle 60 48
Mr. Stoninge at the Sunne 36 26
Mr. Parrie, the Little bell 16 14
Mr. Stiles & Mr. Alvey at the bolt & tunne 56 40
Mr. Travis at the 3 pigeons 30 24
Mr. Noell, naked boy 30 22
Mr. Hammond at the Greyhound 16 14
Mr. Chambers at the same sign 20 15
Mr. Short at the Swan 28 22
Mr. Malbon behind the half moone 18 12
(fn. 1) Mr. Collins a warehouse joined to the 7 Stars pays rent yearly 13 8
Mr. Brookes possesseth part of the ground belonging of old to the Inn at the Bell which paid when it was a garden in length 43 foot; in breadth 12 foot; it is now a paved yard, a washhouse, a little closet, a starecase: £1 3.00
Sum £671; Tithes £44 10s. 0d. at 2/9 in a pound amounteth in tithes to £92 5s. 3d. yearly.

MS. p. 147a.

There is a glebe house anciently let for the yearely rent of 40s. by lease from the second year of Edward 6th until 79 years were expired. The present incumbent by £80 laid out on building of his own proper cost doth let it with some implements & furniture for £20. It is worth £16.

He lets out of his parsonage house a low room to the street for £10.

Oblations at Easter, burials, churches & all casualties: in all £1 19s. 4d.

The whole of the parsonage is to the full £72 9s. 4d.

Charges yearly going out in time of first fruits is £10.

In time of subsidies £5 and one year with another for tenths, procurations and other impositions, £5. Besides hiring of a reader and preachers in times when the incumbent is sick and weak, which some years hath amounted to above ten pounds. The yearly revenue remaining clear, deducting all charges, is at most £67 9s. 4d.


  • 1. Mr Collins refuseth to pay any tithe at all. Mr. Brooks efuseth to pay tithes for 25 years last past.