Vintrie Ward. [Ipres Inn.] 8

Vintrie Ward. [Ipres Inn.]

Aliud Epitaphium Autore
Guilielmo Charco.

Hic Katharina jacet     
de stemmate nobilitato
Cociadum * & claro     
Kiligreio nupta marito:
Hoc satis est, Hospes:     
Rhodanus nam cætera novit,
Et dives Rhenus,     
celebrat sic fama Sororem
Musarum & magnam     
mangnæ Pietatis Alumnam.

*Being one of the learned Daughters of Sir Anthony Cook of Giddy Hall, Kt.

Under the Communion Table, a stone ingraven thus.

Here lyes interred the body of Mr. John Foy, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, who departed this life 1. Decemb. 1625. and left issue 4. Sons, (viz.) John, George, Henry and Richard: He lived and dyed in the true faith of Christ Jesus, which he hath amply expressed, in a worthy annuall contribution towards the poor of this Parish.

Under the Communion Table.

This Parish of St. Thomas Apostles hath been benefited by these Legacies and charitable Gifts.

Charities belonging to this Parish.

J. S.

Alderman Heydon2: 0:0
Mr. Beeston2:12:0
Mr. Markhouse2:00:0
Mr. Shaw1: 0:0
Mr. Hinman13: 0:4

These three paid by the Embroiderers Company.

Mr Spencer in Bread only 2: 6: 8.

Which Bread is distributed weekly every Sunday.

No Parsonage House, since the Fire; nor any other Glebe. There was an House before the Fire, but being burnt down was laid into the new Street, called Queens-street,; established by Act of Parliament. Here it may be noted that in Parochial Visitation An. 1636. the Presentment then made brought in ten Houses Glebe in this Parish.

In this S. Thomas Apostles there was a Messe, perhaps sometime the dwelling of the Earls of Cornwall, called Ringed Hall. For in the Reign of Edward III. a Place so called, with four Shops and two Gardens in this Parish was granted by Edmund Earl of Cornwal to the Abbot of Beaulieu, near Oxford. And regranted, and a plea thereupon in the Hustings, 2. R. 2.]

Ringed Hall.

Then West from the said Church on the same side, was one great Messuage, sometimes called Ipres Inne, of William of Ipres a Flemming, the first builder thereof. This William was called out of Flanders, with a number of Flemmings to the aid of King Stephen, against Maude the Empress, in the year 1138. and grew in favour with the said King for his service, so far, that he builded this his house near unto Tower-Royal, in the which Tower it seemeth the King was then lodged, as in the heart of the City, for his more safety.

Ipres Inne.

William of Ipres.

King Stephen lodged in the Tower royal.

Robert Earl of Gloucester, Brother to the Empress, being taken, was committed to the custody of this William, to be kept in the Castle of Rochester, till King Stephen was also taken, and then one was delivered in exchange for the other, and both set free: This William of Ipres gave Edredes Hith, now called Queens Hith, to the Prior and Canons of the holy Trinity in London: he founded the Abbey of Boxley in Kent, &c. In the first of Henry II. the said William, with all the other Flemmings (fearing the indignation of the new King) departed the Land, but it seemeth that the said William was shortly called back again, and restored both to the King's favour, and to his old possessions here, so that the name and family continued long after in this Realm, as may appear by this which followeth.

Edreds, now Queen Hithe.

In the year 1377. the 51 of Edward III. the Citizens of London minding to have destroyed John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Henry Percy Marshal, (for causes shewed in my Annals) sought up and down, and could not find them: For they were that day to dine with John of Ipres at his Inne, which the Londoners wist not of, but thought the Duke and Marshal had been at the Savoy, and therefore posted thither. But one of the Dukes Knights seeing these things, came in great haste to the place where the Duke was, and after that he had knocked, and could not be let in, he said to Haveland the Porter, If thou love my Lord and thy life, open the Gate: with which words he got entry, and with great fear he tells the Duke, that without the gate were infinite numbers of armed Men, and unless he took great heed, that day would be his last: with which words the Duke leapt so hastily from his Oysters, that he hurt both his legs against the form: Wine was offered, but he could not drink for haste, and so fled with his fellow Henry Percy out at a back gate, and entring upon the Thames, never stayed rowing, until they came to a house near the Manor of Kennington, where at that time the Princess lay, with Richard the young Prince, before whom he made his complaint, &c.

Kennington besides Lambeth.

On the other side, I read of a Messuage, called Ringed hall: King Henry VIII. the 32. of his Reign, gave the same (with four Tenements adjoyning) unto Morgan Philip, alias Wolfe, in the Parish of St. Thomas Apostles in London &c.

Over against Ipres Inn in Knight-riders street, at the corner towards St.James at Garlickhithe, was some time a great house builded of stone, and called Ormond place, for that it some time belonged to the Earls of Ormond. King Edward IV. in the fifth of his Reign, gave to Elizabeth his Wife, the Manor Greenwich, with the Town and Park, in the County of Kent. He also gave this Tenement called Ormond place, with all the appurtenenaces to the same, situate in the Parish of S. Trinity in Knight-riders street in London. This house is now lately taken down, and divers fair Tenements are builded there, the corner house whereof is a Tavern.

Ormond place.

Then lower down in Royal street, is Kerion lane, of one Kerion, some time dwelling there. In this lane be divers fair houses for Merchants; and amongst others, is the Glasiers Hall.

Kerion lane.

The Parish Church of S. MARTINS in the Vintrie.


At the south corner of Royal street, is the fair Parish Church of S. Martin, called in