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deceasing, his Son young Mark Warner would not perform what his Father had begun and appointed; so that fair Steeple hath but one Bell, as Friers were wont to use.

This Church was repaired and beautified at the proper Cost of the Parishioners in the years of our Lord God, 1622, and 1623.



The Charge of this Repair amounting to the Sum of 171l. 9s.

William Skelton,
Henry Collinson.

This Church of All Saints was given to the Church of Canterbury by one Brihtmer Citizen of London, with the Licence and Consent of Stigand the Archbishop, and Godrie the Dean. Witness among others Liefstane, Portreve. This Gift was Anno 1053. This Brihtmer gave also his Messuage at Gerschercke [Grass Church] to the same Church of Canterbury.

Given to the Church of Canterbury.

J. S.

In Grass Church Street was an House with a Shop and Warehouse, called Green Acre. For which a Rent of 5l. had been reserved time out of mind. But the Rent afterwards advancing (besides a Fine) to 30l. yearly, a great Suit was commenced for the encrease of the Tythe portionable.

Green Acre in Grass Church Street.

And it came at last to a general Matter, wherein all the City Clergy were concerned, viz. for the encrease of the Tythe of Houses in London, according to the Improvement of Rent. For Dun, Parson of Grass Church, petitioned the Lord Maior in King James I. his time, that whereas the Tythe of the said Green Acre was paid to him only according to the rate of 5l. whereas he ought to have allowance according the rate of 30l. by the year, &c. But the Lord Maior allowing the old rate, Dun went into the Chancery, Sir Francis Bacon being then Lord Chancellor. And the Case was found so difficult, that a special Commission was granted unto the Archbishop of Canterbury, and many others, both great Officers of the King's Court, and chief Judges; having full Power given them for the hearing and determining of this Business, between the Citizens of London and the Parsons of the several Parishes, and to make an arbitrary End between them. They sate at York House; but the main Question remained undetermined; and no Resolution was given. So the Case divided into six parts, and argued, in Calthorp's reports of special Cases.]

The Monuments in this Church be these:

A fair Monument in the Wall, at the East end of the North Ile of the Quire.

The said Warners, and John Walden, Draper.

Memoriæ Sacrum.
Spe certa in Christo resurgendi, hic requiescit Christopherus Tolderney, Armiger, vir prudens, & optimis studiis innutritus: Atque Susanna Uxor, Filia Joannis Alnwici, Generos. Qui cum plures annos fide & amore conjugali concordissimè vixissent; Obijt illa nono die Januarii, An. Domini, M.D.CXII. Ille Martii sequentis doe 20. Quatuor liberis superstitibus, Christophero & Joanne, Jana, (Roberto Darello de Calehil, Militi enupta) & Elizabetha.

A. M.

Here under this Stone resteth (in assured hope of a joyful Resurrection) the body of Rebecca Crispe, Daughter to John Pake of Bromefield in Essex, Gent. and late Wife to Nicholas Crispe of Lond. Merchant. She departed this Life the 27. day of April. An. Dom. 1616. and in the 37. of her age: Giving to the World (both in her life and death) undoubted testimony of her faith in Christ Jesus: Having had issue 3. Sonnes, and 8. Daughters.

A very goodly Stone plated, on the Ground in the same Ile.

Here lyeth buried the Body of Simon Horsepoole, free of the Drapers Company: Also free of the ancient Wool Staple; free of the Merchant Adventurers of the old Haunce and Moscovia. He was chosen Sheriff of London, in An. 1591. He married Elizabeth Smith, Daughter to John Smith, of Cosham, in the County of Wiltshire, Gent. and Sister to Thomas Smith, Customer of London. And by her he had issue 3. Sons and 3. Daughters, William, Simon and Thomas; Elizabeth, married with Alexander King one of the Queenes Majesties Auditors: Hawys, married with Francis Dorington, Merchant of Tripolie: And Joan married with John Whitbrooke, Gent. He dyed the 14. day of January 1601. aged 75. years.

In the Chancel a fair Stone plated, against his Pew Door.

He dwelt in Grass Church Street in this Parish, thirty five years, and he appointed to this Parish of All Saints, four Pounds and four Shillings every Year for ever: And also four Pounds and four Shillings to the Parish of St. Christopher by Cornhil, where he was born, and where his Father John Horsepoole (also free of the Drapers Company, and born in Leicestershire) dwelt, and lyeth buried: That every Sunday after Morning Service, there be given to twelve poor People of this Parish, to every one of them one penny Loaf of wheaten Bread; and also every Sunday to twelve poor People of St. Christopher's Parish, to every one of them one penny Loaf of wheaten Bread; and every Year upon St. Thomas the Apostle's Day, to every one of the said twenty four poor People, twleve Pence in Money: And every Year upon the said St. Thomas his Day, to the two Parish Clerks of the said Parishes, to every of them for their Pains, 13s. 4d. and to the two Sextons of the said Parishes, and to every of them for their Pains, 6s. 8d.

Horsepoole's charitable Gifts.

In performance whereof, Willam Horsepoole, Son of the said Simon Horsepoole, hath granted two several Annuities and Rents Charge of four Pounds and four Shillings apiece, out of an House in Corbets Alley in Grass Church Street, in the Parish of St. Peter, to certain Parishioners of the said Parishes respectively, and their Heirs in Trust, to the foresaid Uses for ever.

Yet living, and of whom I received these Instructions.

Virtue is not dead.
The Soule in Heaven,     
the Body here of Izan lies,
By her John Edwards good,     
and by her Parents both:
She deare to all her three,     
that living, still she cries,
Lay me by them.     
For other Grave I loath.
O God! that heard'st     
the cry of this thy Creature,
Make Izans many,     
in Vertue, Grace, and Feature.

As love (in life)     
conjoin'd us once,
And God (by death)     
disjoin'd us twaine:
So love (by death)     
rejoyn'd our bones,
And God (in joy)     
joyn'd us againe.

A fair plated Stone lying by the other.

Stand here firme (God permitting) ever, a patterne, a spurre to sacred vertue: In memory of a blessed Matrone heere buried: Rich in true piety, vertue, and reverend modesty, from her Cradle to her

A fair Monument erected in the South Ile of the Quire for the same person.