[St. Thomas Apostles.] Vintrie Ward. 7

[St. Thomas Apostles.] Vintrie Ward.

The Parish Church of S. THOMAS Apostles.


In this Street is the Parish Church of S. Thomas the Apostle, by Wring-wren Lane, a proper Church. [and in the years 1629. and 1630. well repaired, and finely garnished, at the Cost and Charge of the Parishioners.

S. Thomas the Apostle.

Wring-wren lane.

Henry Whaley
Robert Perkins

The Charge of it amounting to near 300l.]

But Monuments of antiquity, there be none left undefaced, except some Arms in the Windows, as also in the stone-work, which some suppose to be the Arms of John Barnes, Mercer, Maior of London, in the year 1371. a great builder thereof. Henry Causton, Merchant, was a Benefactor, and had a Chantry thereabout, 1396. Thomas Romain, Maior, 1310. had also a Chantry thereabout, 1379. Fitzwilliams also a Benefactor, had a Chantry there. More, Sir William Littlesbury, alias Horn, (for King Edward IV. so named him) because he was a most excellent blower in a Horn. He was a Salter, and Merchant of the Staple, Maior of London in the year 1487. and was buried in this Church, having appointed (by his Testament) the Bells to be changed for four new Bells of good tune and sound; but that was not performed: He gave 500 Marks towards the repairing of High- ways between London and Cambridge. His dwelling house, with a Garden, and appurtenances in the said Parish, he devised to be sold, and bestowed in charitable actions, as his Executors would answer before God.


Sir Wil. Littlesbury, named Horn by King Edward.

His house called the George in Bred-street he gave to the Salters, they to find a Priest in the said Church, to have six pounds, thirteen shillings, four pence the year. To every Preacher at Pauls Cross, and at the Spittle, four pence for ever; To the Prisoners of Newgate, Ludgate, Marshalsea, and Kings Bench, in Victuals, ten shillings at Christmas and ten shillings at Easter for ever; which Legacies are not performed.

George in Breadstreet given to the Salters upon conditions not performed.

William Shipton, William Champneis, and John de Burford, had Chauntries there, John Martin, Butcher, one of the Sheriffs, was buried there 1533. Those Monuments that be extant of these latter times be these following.

There lies buried near this Monument, Margaret, one of the daughters of the Lord Broke, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, in the Reign of Henry VIII.: who lineally descended of the House of Broke of in Cheshire. Which said Margaret was first married to William Whorwood, second Son to John Whorwood of Compton in the Count of Stafford, Esq; which said William dyed Attorney General to the said King Henry VIII. After whose death, she took to her second Husband, William Sheldon of Beeley in the County of Worcester, Esq; who also dyed, leaving her a Widow: and so she continued many years after. And then dyed, being about the age of 80 years, was buried in March, 1589. in the 32d year of Queen Elizabeth.

On the North side of the Chancel.

A. M.

On the South side of the Chancel, a very fine, neat and well-contrived Monument, but without any date, whereon these Verses are insculpt:

In mottem suam hæc Carmina
dum vixerat scripsit D.
Katharina Killegreia.

Dormio nunc Domino,
Domini virtute resurgam;
Et ?sotura? meum     
carnc videbo mea.
Mortua ne dicar,     
fruitur pars altera Christo,
Et surgar capiti,     
tempore, tota, meo.

Elizabethæ in Obitum Katharinæ
Sororis Epicædia.


Chara valeto Soror,     
in Cœlo morte triumphas,
Mors tua vitæ tibi,     
mors tamen illa tuis.
Mens tua labe carens,     
pietas, doctrina, modesta
Vita, lepos suavis     
digna fuere Deo.
Ut junxit Sanguis,     
nos jungat in æthere Christus:
Interea taceo     
mortua morte tua.

Felicissimæ & in Christo charissimæ
Memoriæ Katharinæ Killegreiæ
Robertus Massonus Formanus, Pa-
stor Ecclesiæ Londino-Gal-
licæ, his Versibus

Cœlestem xxx     
conculsam pectore mentem
Audivi, aspexi,     
sæpius obstupui;
Cælicolam sancto     
Seclusam corpore mentem,
Quam colui carus,     
mœstus ovansq; cano.
Quis non ereptas     
tot dotes lugeat? & quis
Cœlo cœlestes     
lividus invideat?
Cedere sed Patri     
gnatos, terrena supernis
Est æquum, sequimur:     
tu, Katharina præi.

Epitaphium præstanti Feminæ, Ka-
tharinæ Killegriæ, Autore Andrea

Palladis & Phœbi     
comes una, & Pieris una,
Pieridumq; Soror,     
Pieridumque Parens.
Gratia, Suada, Lepos,     
Gravitas, Constantia, Candor,
Relligio, Pietas,     
& Pudor & Probitas,
Atq; Palestinæ,     
& Latiæ, Graiæq; Camenæ
Clausit olim uno     
omnes, nunc tumulo.