Cheape Ward. [S. Pancrace.] 28

Cheape Ward. [S. Pancrace.]

Mercer, Mayor, 1553. Sir John Lion, Grocer, Mayor, 1554. These two last have Monuments, the rest are all defaced. Edward Hall, Gentleman of Gray's Inn, Common Sergeant of this City, and then Under-sheriff of this City: He wrote the large Chronicles from Richard the IId, till the end of the Reign of Henry the VIIIth, was buried in this Church.

Edw. Hall, the Chronicler.

Grace and Religion,     
with the best of Nature,
All striving to excel,     
yet all agreeing
To make one absolute     
and perfect creature:
Would any see a sight,     
so worth the seeing?
He comes too late:     
here she lyes buried,
With whom they lately liv'd,     
and now are dead.

A fair Monument in the East Wall of the Chance .

A. M.

In the Vault here by,

Lieth buried the Body of Anne, the Wife of John Farrar, Gentleman, and Merchant- Adventurer of this City, Daughter of William Shepheard, of Great Rowlright, in the County of Oxenford, Esquire. She departed this Life the 12. day of July, An. Dom. 1613. being then about the age of 21 yeeres. To whose well-deserving memory this Monument is by her said husband erected.

Here was a Bud,     
beginning for her May:
Before her Flower,     
Death took her hence away.
But for what cause?     
That friends might joy the more,
Where there hope is,     
she flourisheth now before.
She is not lost,     
but in those joyes remaine,
Where friends may see,     
and joy in her againe.

A small gilt ingr ved Plate fastened under the Monument.

Here lyeth buried the right Worshipful, Sir Ralph Warren, Knight, Alderman, and twice Lord Mayor of this City of London, Mercer, Merchant of the Staple in Callis; with his two Wives, Dame Christian, and Dame Joane: Which said Sir Ralph departed this life the 11. day of July, An. Dom. 1553.

A fair ancient Marble Tomb in the Chancel.

The Lady Joan White, one of the Daughters and Heirs of John Lake of London, Gent. died Oct. 8. buried in this Parish Church, Nov. 4. 1573. She deceased at the House of Sir Henry Williams, alias Cromwel, Kt. her Son-in-Law, called Hinchinbroke, in the County of Huntington. This Lady Joan was first married to Sir Rafe Waren, Kt. Alderman, and twice Lord Maior. By whom he had issue Richard Warren, Esq; Son and Heir, and Joan Lady Cromwel, her Daughter. She was afterwards maried to Sir Thomas White, Kt. Alderman, and sometime Maior of London: Founder of the College of St. John Baptist, Oxon. by whom she had no issue. The said Sir Henry Williams, alias Cromwel, had issue, by the said Lady Joan his Wife, Oliver Cromwel, Esq; his Son and Hei, with other Sons.]

J. S.

er. Offic.

Here lyeth Katharine Prettyman,     
a Mayde of seventeene yeeres,
In Suffolke borne, in London bred,     
as by her death appeares.
With Natures gifts she was adorn'd,     
of honest birth and kin,
Her virtuous minde, with modest grace,     
did love of many win.
But when she should with honest match     
have liv'd a wedded life,
Stay there (quoth Jove) the World is nought,     
for she shall be my wife.
And Death, since thou hast done thy due,     
lay nuptiall rites aside,
And follow her unto the grave,     
that should have been your Bride:
Whose honest life, and faithfull end,     
her patience therewithall,
Doth plainly shew, that she with Christ     
now lives, and ever shall.
She departed this Life the 11th day of August, 1594.

A fair plated Stone in the midst of the Chancel.

Quod mihi dilectissimus     
& memorabile pii,
Donavit, breviter     
abstulit ecce Deus.
Dulcis Joannes     
artorum parvule cultor
Occidis; heu! pietas,     
& lachrymosa dies.
Affer opem quicunque     
potes medicabile vultu,
Et aliud dederis     
si mihi, sancte Deus.
Obiit 3 die Aprilis, 1592.

A plated stone in the North Isle.

Now to shew the present State of this Parish, since the demolishing of the Church by the great Fire, and what Charities belong to it.

Charities belonging to this Church.

J. S.

In the Parochial Visitation, An. 1693. the Churchwardens brought in, no Revenues to belong to their Parish; nor any Legacies or Gifts, except 5l. per Ann. left by Mr. Davison, for the keeping in repair a Vault, belonging to that Family. Which they did, and imployed the remainder for the use of the Poor.

The Plate, Bells, and other Ornaments of the Church, which they had before the Fire, were imbezelled by the Churchwardens many Years ago.

This Church is not built again, but that Parish is laid to St. Stephen Walbrook: And that Ground on which the Church stood, is imployed as a burying Place for the Parishioners.

There was a Parsonage House before the Fire, rebuilt by Abraham Wooly, upon a Lease of Forty Years, paying the Parson 5l. per An. and no other Glebe pertaining to the Parsonage. But in the Visitation Book, of the Parochial Visitation, An. 1636. the Glebe belonging to the Rector, was brought in at 6l. per Ann.

Parsonage and Glebe.

The Parish Church of St. PANCRACE Sopar-Lane.


Then, in Needlers Lane, have ye the Parish Church of St. Pancrace, a proper small Church, but divers rich Parishoners therein; and hath had, of old time, many liberal Benefactors. But of late, such as not regarding the Order taken by Her Majesty, the least Bell in their Church being broken, have rather sold the same for half the Value, than put the Parish to charge with new casting. Late Experience hath proved this to be true, besides the spoil of Monuments there.

St. Pancrace in Needlers Lane.

Justices charged to punish such as sell Bells from their Churches. Eliz. 14.

This Church was repaired and beautified, in the Year of our Lord 1621. toward which Reparation, Sir Thomas Bennet, Alderman, Dame Anne Soame, and Mr. Thomas Chapman, were free and bountiful Benefactors. The last of these, Mr. Thomas Chapman, having in the Year 1617, given a fair and very costly Table,