Addenda: Almshouses and schools in the City

Pages 900-902

A New History of London Including Westminster and Southwark. Originally published by R Baldwin, London, 1773.

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By whom, and when founded. Where situated. Men. Women. Allowance.
ALLEYN, Edward, 1614 Lamb-alley, Bishopsgate-street 5 5 40s. each per ann. and cloaths
1616 Pesthouse-lane, Old-street 5 5 6d. each weekly, coats and gowns
1616 Deadman's-place, Southwark 5 5 6d. each weekly
Amyas, Susannah, 1655 George-yard, Old-street 8 single men or women 4l. each per ann. coals and water
Aske, Robert, 1692 Hoxton 20 haberdashers & 20 boys Diet, firing gowns, & 3l. each p. a.
Askew, Lady Anne, 1540 Beech-lane 8 drap. widows 3l. each per ann. and coals
Ayre, Christopher White's-alley, Coleman-street 6 men and their wives 4l. per ann. each couple
Badger, Allen, 1698 Hox'on 6 men and their wives 20s. per ann. each couple
Bancroft, Francis, 1735 Mile-end 24 8l. each per ann. coals and gowns
Baremere, Mr. 1701 Alms-house-yard, Hoxton 8 chaldron of coals each per ann.
Baron, George, 1682 Elbow-lane, Shadwell 15 5l. 4s. per ann. each
Bermeeter, Mr. St. John's-street, Bethnal-green 6 2l 10s. per ann. each
Butler, Nicholas, 1675 Little Chapel-street, Westminster 2 men and their wives 12l. per ann.
Camp, Laurence Wormwood-street, London-wall 6 1l. 14s. 8d. each per ann.
Caron, Bar. Dutch. Amb. 1623 Kingston-road, Vauxhall 7 4l. each per ann.
Cholmondeley, Lady Church-entry, Blackfriars 3 2s. each weekly
Cotterel, Sir Charles Chapel-yard, Hog-lane, Soho 8 20l. per ann.
Cure, Thomas, 1584 College-yard, Southwark 8 8 2s. 2d. each weekly
Dyers company St. John-street, Spital-fields 6 widows 30s. each per ann.
Edwards, Edward Christ-church parish, Surry number unknown 40s. each per ann. and gowns
Emmanuel-hospital, by Lady Dacres, 1601 Tothill-side, Westminster 10 10 10l. each per ann.
Fell, Captain Blackwall 4 families
Fisher, Captain, 1711 Dog row, Mile-end 6 widows 40l. per ann.
French-hospital, 1717 Pest-house, Old-street 220 men and women Incorporated 4 Geo, I. 1718
French alms-houses Black-eagle-street, Spital fields 45 men and women 2s. 3d each weekly, coals & apparel.
Fuller, judge, 1592 Old-street, Hoxton 12 4l. per ann. each and coals
1592 Mile-end 12 50l. per ann.
Gallard, Richard Golden-lane 13 men and women 2d. each weekly and charcoal
Garret, Nicholas, 1729 Porter's-fields, Nortonfalgate 6 weavers 8l. each per ann. coals and candles
Gibson, Nicholas, 1537 Ratcliffe 14 widows 5l. each per ann. and coals
Gresham, Sir Thomas, 1575 8 6l. 13s. 4d. each p. a. coals and gowns
Graham, Mrs. 1686 Crown-street, Soho 4 10l. p. a. each 10l. for coals & a serv.
Hammond, Edmund, 1651 Alms-house-yard, Snow-hill 6 7l. 10s. per ann. each
Harwar, Samuel, 1713 Kingsland-road 12 single men and women 6s. per month each and coals
Haws, Mr. 1686 Bow-lane, Poplar 6 widows 30s. each per ann.
Hazilwood, Jehu, 1544 Little St. Helen's 4 3 2s. each weekly and coals.
Heath, John, 1648 Alms-house-lane, Lower Islington 10 clothwor. 6l. each per ann.
Hill, Emery, 1677 Petty-France, Westminster 3 men and their wives Contingent
1708 Rochester-row, Tothill-fields 6 men and their wiv. with 6 widows 7l. 4s. each couple, and 5l. each widow per ann. with coats and gowns
Hinton, Alice, 1732 Plow-alley, Barbican 6 widows 22l. per ann.
Holles, Lady, 1539 Great St. Helen's 6 men or women unknown
Hopton, Charles, 1730 Christ-church-parish, Surry 26 10l. each per ann. with coals
Hulbert, James, 1719 Newington-Butts 20 men and women 3s. each weekly, coals and gowns
Jackson, Henry, 1685 College-yard, Southwark 2 1s. 8d. each weekly
Jefferies, Sir Robert, 1713 Kingsland-road 56 ironmong. 6l. each per ann. with gowns
Kifford, Judith, 1705 Tothill-side, Westminster 2 5l. each per ann.
King Henry VII. Little Almonry, Westminster 12 watermen and their wives 7l. 2s. 4d. each couple per ann.
royal foundation Lady-alley, Westminster 4 1l. 6s. 8d. each per ann.
Lee, Gerard and Valentine Van. Narrow-wall, Lambeth 8 5l. each per ann.
Lumley, Viscountess, 1672 Pest-house-fields, Old-street 6 4l. each per ann. and coals
Meggs, William Whitechapel 12 5l. 4s. each per ann. and coals
Merchant Taylors Rosemary-lane 26 6l. each per ann. coals and gowns
Mico, Lady Jane, 1691 Stepney church-yard 10 8l. 13s. 4d. each per ann.
Milborne, John, 1535 Woodroffe-lane, Cr. Friars 13 drapers 7d. each weekly; enlarged
Morrice, Lady Eliz. 1551 Old Jewry 9 arm. widows Discretional, Arm. company
Newbury, Lewis, 1688 Mile-end green 12 skinners do. 5l. 4s. each per ann. and coals
Nicholas, Sir Ambr. 1575 Monkwell-street 12 salters do. 1s. each per week, and coals
Packington, Lady Anne, 1560 Whitefriars 8 4l. each per ann. coals and cloaths
Palmer, James, 1654 Tothill-side, Westminster 12 men and women 6l. each per ann. and coals
Palyn, George Pesthouse-row, Old-street 6 girdlers 40l. per ann.
Pemel, John, 1698 Mile-end 8 widows 1s. 8d. each weekly coals & gowns
Quakers Bridewell-walk, Clerkenwell no restriction 600l. per ann.
Ramsey Mary, 1596 Horne's-yard, Cloth-fair 3 2s. each weekly
Richmond, John, 1559 Goose-alley, Seacoal-lane 8 men and women Discretional, Arm. company
Rogers, Robert, 1612 Hart-street, Cripplegate 6 men and their wives 4l. each couple, per ann.
St. Peter's-hospital, 1618 Newington-Butts 22 fishmongers 3s. each weekly, coals and gowns
Shepherd, Samuel White's-alley, Moorfields 28 Dutchwom. 3s. each weekly and gowns
Sion-college alms-house, 1623 Sion-college 20 men and women 120l. per ann.
Smith, David, 1584 St. Peter's-hill 6 widows 3l. 2 [?] s. 10d. each per ann.
Southampton, Earl of, 1656 Monmouth-street 20 2l. 8s. each per ann. coals
Sprat, Henry, 1709 College-yard, Southwark 2 4l. each per ann.
Stafford, Alex. 1633 Gray's inn-lane 4 6 6l. each per ann. coals and gowns
Trinity-hospital, 1695 Mile-end 28 ship-masters or widows 16s. per month, coals and gowns
Underwood, Mr. Lamb-alley, Bishopsgate-street 16 2s. 6d. each per month
Vintner's alms-houses Mile-end-road 12 widows 3s. each weekly, coals & donations
Walters, John, 1651 Blackman-street, Southwark 4 8 5s. each per month, coals, &c.
1651 Newington-Butts 16 men and women 5s. each per month, coals, &c.
1658 Old-street 8 widows 5s. each per month and coals
Watson, William Old-street, near Shoreditch 12 weaverswid. 20s. each per ann. coals & gowns
Westbey, Mary, 1749 Hoxton-causeway 10 unknown
Whitcher, George, 1683 Tothill-Side, Westminster 6 5l. each per ann. and gowns
Whittington, Sir Rich. 1413 College hill 13 men and women 3s. 10d. each weekly and cloaths
Wood, Toby, 1613 Ratcliff 6 coopers 6l. each per ann. and coals
Young, Henry, 1694 College-yard, Southwark 2 1s. each per week

A LIST of the FREE and CHARITY SCHOOLS within the Bills of Mortality.

Name and Situation. By whom, and when founded. Endowment. Number of children.
ALLHALLOWS, Staining school, Almonry, Westminster William Winter, 1658 600l. per an. 6 boys, 10l. with each apprentice
Emery Hill, 1677 7l. per an.
Applebee's, St. Saviour, Southwark Dorothy Applebee, 1681 20l. per an. 30 boys
Back-street school Abp. Tenison, 1704 40l. per an. 20 girls
Bancroft's school, Mile-end Belongs to his alms-houses 100 boys
Blackfriars school Peter Joy, 1716 160l. 17s. 3d. p.a. 40 boys and 30 girls
Bermondsey school Josiah Bacon, 1718 150l. per an. 60 children
Bevis-Marks school Isaac da Costa Villa Real, 1731 80l. per an. 20 Portuguese Jew girls
Bunhill-fields school Throgmorton Trotman, 1673 80l. per an. 30 boys of St. Giles Cripplegate
Castle-street school Dr. Tenison, afterward Abp. 1685 1500l. 30 boys of St. Martin in the Fields
Charter-house school Vid. Book V. p. 148, 753 44 boys, and 29 at the university
Cherrytree-alley school William Worral, 1689 30l. per an. 40 boys
Christ's-hospital Vid. b. II. p. 618
East-Smithfield school Sir Samuel Sterling, 1673 20l. per an. 16 boys of St. Botolph, Aldgate
Grey-coat school, Westminster Incorporated by Queen Anne, 1706 1457l. per an. 80 boys and 50 girls
Green-coat school, Westminster Incorporated by Charles I. 1633 300l. per an. 20 boys
Ironmonger-row school John Fuller, 1727 1600l. 20 or more boys
Islington school Alice Owen, 1613 30 children
Lambeth school Richard Laurence, 1661 35l. per an. 20 children
London-workhouse school Vid. b. II. p. 556 Vagrant children
Mercers school, Old Jewry Vid. b. II. p. 591 25 boys
Merchant-taylors, Thames-street Vid. b. II. p. 612 About 300 boys
Palmer's school, Tothill-fields Belongs to his alms-houses 20 boys
Parker's-lane school. William Skelton, 1663 unknown 50 boys
Plow-yard school, Seething-lane James Hickson, 1689 unknown 20 boys
Quaker's school, Clerkenwell Belongs to their alms-houses 40 boys and 20 girls
Raine's school, Ratcliffe Henry Raine, 1737 240l. p. a. & 4400l. 48 girls
Ratcliffe school Nicholas Gibson, 1537 unknown 60 children
Redcross-street school Eleanor Hollis, 1709 80l. per an. 50 girls
Rotherhithe school Peter Hills and Robert Bell, 1612 3l. per an. 8 seamens children
St. John's-street, Spital-fields T. Parmieter, W. Lee & Eliz. Carter, 1722 30l. per an. 30 boys
St. Olave's school, Southwark By letters patent of Q. Eliz. 220l. per an. 296 boys of that parish
St. Paul's school Vid. b. II. p. 620
St. Saviour's school, Southwark By letters patent of Eliz. 1562 50l. per an. 46 boys of that parish
Stewart's school, Hanover-square Lieut. gen. W. Stewart, 1723 5000l. 20 boys of St. George, Han. sq.
Tothill-fields school Emery Hill, 1677 unknown 20 boys of St. Margaret's, Westm.
Westminster school Q. Eliz. 1560. Vid. B. IV. p. 714. unknown 40 boys on the foundation
Whitechapel school R. Davenant rector, his wife and her sister 50l. per an. 60 boys and 40 girls

A LIST of the parish, and other charity SCHOOLS, Supported by Subscriptions, Donations, and Collections.

SCHOOLS. Boys. Girls.
ALLHOLLOWS, Lombard-Street 40
Bartholomew-Close, Presbyterian 50 25
Bethnal-Green Hamlet 30
Bevis-Marks, Portuguese Jews 12
Billingsgate Ward 40
Bridge and Candlewick Wards 60 40
Broad-Street Ward 50 30
Castle-Baynard Ward 30 20
Christ's-Church, Spital-Fields 30 30
Christ's Church, Sorry 30 10
Corbet's Court, Spital-Fields, French 50 50
Cordwainer and Bread Street Wards 50 30
Cornhill and Lime-Street Wards 50 30
Cripplegate Ward within 50 20
Dowgate Ward 30 20
East-Smithfield Liberty 40 30
Farringdon Ward within 60 40
Fry's-court, Tower-Hill, Presbyterian 50 10
Grey-Eagle street, Spital-Fields, French 50 50
Keat's-street, Spital-Fields, Independent 30
King's-Head-Court, Spital-Fields, Independent 30
Knight's-Bridge Chapel 6 6
Mile-End, Old Town 22 10
Nortonfalgate 60
Poplar Hamlet 30 20
Porpoole Lane, Welch 50
Queenhithe Ward 36 24
Ratcliffe-Hamlet 35 25
Ratcliffe-Highway, Presbyterian 30
St. Andrew's, Holborn 80 70
St. Anne's, Aldersgate 30 20
St. Anne's, Westminster 52 52
St. Bartholomew the Great 35 16
St. Botolph's, Aldersgate 50 50
St. Botolph's, Aldgate 50 40
St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate 30 20
St. Bride's 50 50
St. Catharine Cree Church 40
St. Catharine's, Tower 35 15
St. Clement's Danes 85 55
St. Dunstan's in the West 50 20
St. Ethelburg's 20
St. George's, Hanover-Square 50 40
St. George's, Queen-Square 50 50
St. George's, Ratcliffe-Highway 50 50
St. George's, Southwark 50
St. Giles's, Cripplegate 130
St. Giles's in the Fields 101 101
St. James, Clerkenwell 60 40
St. James, Westminster 102 80
St. John's, Hackney 30 20
St. John's, Wapping 38 23
St. Laurence's Poultney 16
St. Leonard's, Shoreditch 50 50
St. Luke's, Old-Street 40
St. Margaret's, Westminster 52 34
St. Martin in the Fields 101 51
St. Mary's, Islington 26 18
St. Mary's, Lambeth 28
St. Mary's le Bon 12
St. Mary's le Strand 16
St. Mary Magdalen's, Bermondsey 50 20
St. Mary's, Newington-Butts 32
St. Mary's, Rotherhithe 45
St. Olave's, Jewry 30
St. Olave's, Southwark 60
St. Paul's, Covent-Garden 30 20
St. Paul's, Shadwell 50 50
St. Saviour's, Southwark 80 50
St. Sepulchre's 84 71
St. Stephen's, Walbrook 30
St. Thomas's, Southwark 30
Shakespear's-Walk, Shadwell, Presbyterian 30
Tower-Street Ward 60 60
Unicorn-Yard, Horsleydown, Independent 50
Vintry Ward 50
Zoar-Street, Southwark, Presbyterian 137


  • 1. The hospitals, or greater charities for the occasional relief of the distressed, have been mentioned in the former parts of this work; and it is impossible to review the growing number of charitable foundations, without remarking that while they shew the humanity of the English nation, they afford a sad proof of some capital defects in our domestic policy which reduce such numbers of destitute objects to rest on the benevolence of the rich for support. If the latter class were not so able to endow public charities, the other class would have little need and less inclination to have recourse to them. See B. I. p. 518.