Cornhill Ward. S. Peters Charities. 141

Cornhill Ward. S. Peters Charities.

pany, and they to allow 5l. yeerely for ever, for Bread and Coales for the poore of the said Parish.

Boniface Tatam of London, Vintner, buried in the said Parish the third of February, 1606. gave 40s. yeerely to the Parson, for preaching foure Sermons every yeere, so long as the Lease of the Marmaid in Cornehill, (a Taverne so called) shall endure. He gave also to the poore of the Parish thirteene Penny Loaves every Sunday, during the foresaid Lease.

Mr. William Walthal, late of London, Alderman, buried in the said Parish Church the second of September, 1606. gave twenty Pound to the Stock of the Parish. Next, he gave forty Markes, for forty Sermons to be preached in the said Church. Also he gave two hundred Pounds, to bee imployed as followeth: Tenne young Men, trading and dwelling in the Parish, with two sufficient Sureties, each Man, from foure yeeres to foure yeeres, to enjoy the Benefit thereof. And every one of them, for the time being, having the Usage of the said Money, is to pay yeerely to the good of the Poore of the said Parish, for Bread and Coales, the Summe of thirteene Shillings foure Pence. Which amounteth in the whole to the Summe of six Pounds, thirteene Shillings, foure Pence. He hath also allowed to the Churchwardens and Overseers for the Poore, five Shillings yeerely among them, to see his good Meaning effectually performed.

Robert Warden, of London, Poulter, buried in the same Church the 18. of November, 1609. hath given out of one Messuage or Tenement, lying and being in Bishopsgate Street, in the said Parish, the Summe of three Pounds twelve Shillings, yeerely for ever, viz. 52s. in Wheaten Bread every Sunday, for the Poore of the Parish, 10s. a yeere for two Sermons, to bee preached to the Company of Poulters, 4s. for the Clerks Attendance at the said Sermons, and 2s. a yeere for the Sexton, allowed by the said Company.

Mr. John Malin, Physician, buried in the said Church the 25. of May, 1613. gave to the Poore of this Parish the Sum of 40l. to bee weekly bestowed on them, on Friday Mornings for ever.

A modern Account of the charitable Gifts bestowed upon this Parish of St. Peters Cornhil, as brought into the Bishop of London in the Parochial Visitation 1693. was as follows.

A List of Gifts of Charities.

J. S.

About 1602. Lancelot Thomson gave to the Poor for ever 5l. paid by the Drapers.

1608. William Walthall gave 200l. to be lent to ten young Shopkeepers: 20l. to each, with good Security, for 4 Years at 13s. 4d. or a Mark, for each 20l. per Ann. All which Marks to be distributed among the Poor in Bread and Charcoal every year.

1609. Robert Warden 3l. 12s. Of which 52s. to the Poor in Bread; 12d every Sunday. And the other 20s. to the Parson for preaching two Sermons, on Ashwednesday, and the 10th of March every Year. Paid by the Company of Poulterers.

1629. Thomas Symonds; a House (now two Houses) and a Garden in Colemanstreet, valued at 6l. per Ann. to the Poor of the Parish.

1635. Thomas Hind per Ann. 6l. out of the Rent of the Black Bull in Leadenhall Street. Whereof 5l. to the Poor, and 20s. to the Minister, for preaching a Sermon every Eve of Palm-Sunday.

About 1630. Luce Edge, per Ann. 21l. 10s. 20l. to the Lecture. 20s. to the Poor, 6s. 8d. to the Clerk, and 3s. 4d. to the Sexton.

1637. William Dwight 1l. 10s. among the Poor every Year in Sea-coal: Charged upon the House in Leadenhall Street, where Mr. Trunket late of this Parish dwelt.

1657. Tho. Hawks of Lincolns Inn gave 50l. to be put to Interest, or otherwise, as the Churchwardens shall think fit, for the Use of the Poor for ever. Which was received till 1681. But then with some trouble recovered and received. The Vestry ordered 50s. per Ann. for ever to be paid to the Poor, out of the Rents of a certain Messuage belongoing to the Parish, every St. Thomas Day, as the Gifts of the said Thomas Hawks.

1682. Sir Benjamin Thorowgood Knt. and Alderman, built three Shops at the West End of the Church, and settled them upon the Parish, for the Maintenance of the Organ and an Organist, to play in time of Divine Service, on Sundays and Holidays. The said Shops now let for, per Ann. 24l.

As for Parsonage House and Glebe; the former was burnt down in the great Fire: and the Ground was let out by Dr. Hodges, then Rector to Samuel Purchase Anno 1670. for 40 years at the Rent of 15l. per Ann. It lyes at the West End of the Church and Churchyard in St. Peters Alley; and contains in length about 70 Foot from John Smiths House at the South, to one of the Glebe Houses, where Mr. Elford now liveth, to the North: now standing upon a Barbers Shop, with a Door and a Passage into another Man's House beyond; a Coffee-House with a little Yard, a Back-House, and two Warehouses running along the back side of the Glebe-Houses.

Parsonage and Glebe.

The Rent of 15l. per Ann. reserved upon this Lease for the Parsonage House Ground, was parted withal by the then present incumbent [Dr. Beveridge] upon Condition that the Parish would make it up so much as to purchase the Lease of the House where he then dwelt. Which being accordingly done, the Lease of the House where he then dwelt in Corbet Court wsa assigned over by Puchase, in whose Hands it was, to Mr. Hinton and others, for the Parson of Saint Peters Cornhill, and Successors, by a Deed dated Feb. 8. 1675. for the Term of 40 Years, commencing 1674. at a Pepper-Corn per Ann.

There belong to this Parsonafe three Glebe Houses, joyning to the North End of the Church fronting Cornhil. The Ground of which Houses was leased by Dr Hodges to the said Purchase for 56 Years Ann. 1668. at the old Rent of 50l. per Ann. according to a Decree of the Judges at Clifford's Inn.

To this Church of St. Peters in Cornhil in former Time belonged divers Clerks and Chaplains. Among whom happened once a dsimal Disturbance ending in the Blood of one of them. Whereof Examination was taken before the Kings Justices at the Pleas of the Crown held at the Tower the 28 Hen. 3. It was this. On the Eve of St. Luke, Amice Deacon of the Church of St. Peter de Cornhulle was found slain in the Door of the House of Martin, Priest in the Soke of Cornhulle. Walkelin Vicar of St. Pauls kill'd him with one Avelac, and fled. And Martin, John and Peter, Chaplains of the said Church of St. Peter, and Robert, Clerk of the said Church, who were in the House (before whose Door the Person slain was found) were taken upon Suspicion of that Murther, and were delivered to Mr. John de Ponte, Official of the Archdeacon of London, by Henry Fitz Aucher Chamberlain, and Stephen Buckerel Sheriff, and James Blund, John de Sabie, Bartholomew de Cornhulle, &c. Aldermen.

The Clarks of S. Peters.

Lib. Alb.

J. S.