Cordwainers Ward. [S. Anthonines Church.] 16

Cordwainers Ward. [S. Anthonines Church.]

The Gentlemen here undernamed were free and very bounteous Benefactors; Sir William Craven, Alderman, Mr. Henry Jay, Alderman, Mr. Adrian Moor, Master Thomas Boothby, Master Francis Dorrington, Master William Palmer, Master Cleophas Smith, Citizen and Draper of London.

      Church Wardens.
Richard Dight
Thomas Brown

To this was added a very rich and beautiful Gallery, every Pane or Division of it (the Number of them 52.) filled with the Arms of Kings, Queens, and Princes of this Kingdom; beginning with Edward the Confessor, and ending with the Badge and Symbol of Frederick Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavare, and Prince Elector, &c. Begun in the year 1623.

Francis Bickely
William Stacy

And fully built and finished in the year 1624.

William Stacy
Edward Banbury

The Charge of the foresaid Reparation, An. 1616. (as I was informed by some Officers in the Church) amounting to the Sum of 900l. and upwards.



Thomas Knowles the Father, and Thomas Knowles the Son, before mentioned, were both buried here, with Epitaphs: That of Knowles the Father was this:

Monuments of eminent Persons buried here.

Here lyeth graven     
under this stone,
Thomas Knowles,     
both flesh and bone,
Grocer and Alderman     
years forty,
Sheriff, and twice     
Maior truly.
And for he should     
not lye alone,
Here lyeth with him     
his good wife Joane:
They were together     
sixty year,
And nineteen children     
they had in feere, &c.

Thomas Holland, Mercer, was there buried, 1456.

Thomas Windent, Mercer, Alderman, and Katharine his wife.

Thomas Hind, 1528. He was a Benefactor to this Church, to Aldermarie Church, and to Bow.

Hugh Acton, Merchant-Taylor, buried 1520. He gave 36 pounds to the repairing of the Steeple of this Church.

Simon Street, Grocer, lyeth in the Church wall toward the south; his Arms be three Colts, and his Epitaph thus:

Such as I am,     
such shall you be:
Grocer of London.     
sometime was I,
The Kings Weigher.     
more then years twenty:
Simon Street     
called in my place,
And good fellowship     
fain would trace:
Therefore in Heaven,     
everlasting life.
Jesu send me,     
and Agnes my wife.
Kerlie Merlie *,     
my words were tho,
And Deo gratias     
I coupled thereto.
I passed to God     
in the yeere of grace,
A thousand     
four hundred it was, &c.

Simon Street his Epitaph.

*Kyrie Eleeson mispronounced.

William Dauntsey, Mercer, one of the Sheriffs, buried 1542.

Henry Collet, Mercer, Maior, a great Benefactor to this Church. The pictures of him, his wife, ten sons, and ten daughters, remain in the glasse-window, on the North side of the Church: But the said Henry Collet was buried at Stebunhithe. Henry Halton, Grocer, one of the Sheriffs, deceased 1415. Thomas Spight, Merchant-Taylor, 1533. And Roger Martin, Mercer, Maior, 1573. John Grantham and Nicolas Bull had Chauntries there.

Here lyeth William Dauntsey, Mercer, and Alderman of this City, and Merchant of the Staple of Callis: and Agnes his wife: the which William deceased the 23. day of April, in the yeere of our Lord God, 1543.

An ancient Tomb in the South side.

A. M.

Unto Sir Roger     
Martin, Knight,
A Mercer and     
a Merchant late;
By wisdom, and     
by waies upright,
That so both wealth     
and worship gate.
Well fam'd, belov'd     
of each estate,
Pleasant and sage     
in gravity,
Rose by degrees     
in dignity.
First Alderman     
elected here,
Then Shrieve, and then     
Lord Maior he was:
Pass'd all with praise.     
His faithful Peere,
Dame Elizabeth,     
erected has
This Monument,     
in mind, that at
With him a while     
in Tomb to stay,
So afterward in blisse     
to joy alway.

A very goodly Tomb in the Chancel.

Ex D. Elizabeth. octo prolum Parens, Obiit in Christo, die 20. Decemb. An. Dom. 1573. & regni Reg. Eliz. 16.
Here lyes the Lady     
Martin eke,
Of Grecia soyle,     
And Castlynes race,
Both constant, vertuous,     
wise and meeke,
That shewed her selfe     
in any place.
And God endued her     
so with grace,
That she both liv'd     
and dy'd with praise.