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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,
Sergeant of this City, and then Under-sheriff of this City: He wrote the large
from Richard the IId, till the end of the Reign of Henry the VIIIth, was buried
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
Lieth buried the Body of Anne, the Wife of John Farrar, Gentleman, and
Adventurer of this City, Daughter of William Shepheard, of Great Rowlright, in
County of Oxenford, Esquire. She departed this Life the 12. day of July, An.
being then about the age of 21 yeeres. To whose well-deserving memory this
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
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
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,
Oct. 8. buried in this Parish Church, Nov. 4. 1573. She deceased at the House
Henry Williams, alias Cromwel, Kt. her Son-in-Law, called Hinchinbroke, in the
of Huntington. This Lady Joan was first married to Sir Rafe Waren, Kt.
twice Lord Maior. By whom he had issue Richard Warren, Esq; Son and Heir, and
Lady Cromwel, her Daughter. She was afterwards maried to Sir
White, Kt. Alderman, and sometime Maior of London: Founder of the College of St.
Baptist, Oxon. by whom she had no issue. The said Sir Henry Williams, alias
had issue, by the said Lady Joan his Wife, Oliver Cromwel, Esq; his Son and
Hei, with other Sons.]
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
Quod mihi dilectissimus
& memorabile pii,
abstulit ecce Deus.
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.
In the Parochial Visitation, An. 1693. the Churchwardens brought in, no Revenues
belong to their Parish; nor any Legacies or Gifts, except 5l. per Ann. left by
for the keeping in repair a Vault, belonging to that Family. Which they did,
the remainder for the use of the Poor.
The Plate, Bells, and other Ornaments of the Church, which they had before the
imbezelled by the Churchwardens many Years ago.
This Church is not built again, but that Parish is laid to St. Stephen Walbrook:
Ground on which the Church stood, is imployed as a burying Place for the
There was a Parsonage House before the Fire, rebuilt by Abraham Wooly, upon a
Forty Years, paying the Parson 5l. per An. and no other Glebe pertaining to the
But in the Visitation Book, of the Parochial Visitation, An. 1636. the Glebe
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
Church, but divers rich Parishoners therein; and hath had, of old time, many
Benefactors. But of late, such as not regarding the Order taken by Her Majesty,
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,
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
Reparation, Sir Thomas Bennet, Alderman, Dame Anne Soame, and Mr. Thomas
Chapman, were free and bountiful Benefactors. The last of these, Mr. Thomas
having in the Year 1617, given a fair and very costly Table,