[St. Pancrace.] Cheape Ward. 29

[St. Pancrace.] Cheape Ward.

bearing the Figure of a Monument of that ever famous, after Death, as in her Life, Queen Elizabeth.

In the Year 1624, the Son of this worthy Gentleman, Mr. Thomas Chapman, the younger, to the further beautifying of this Church, for the more graceful Entrance into it, built a very fair Porch, at his own proper Cost and Charges. And a fair Communion Table, with some other Repairs in the South Wall, was the Cost of Mr. William Doricke, Citizen and Grocer of London.]

In this Church there are buried Sir Aker, John Aker, John Bareus, * Mercer, Mayor, 1370. John Beston, † and his Wife, Robert Rayland, John Hamber, John le Gage, John Rowley, John Lambe, John Hadley, Grocer, Maior, 1370. Richard Gardener, Mercer, Maior, 1478. John Stockton, Mercer, Maior, 1470. John Dane, Mercer, John Parker, Robert Marshall, Alderman, 1439, and Elizabeth his Wife; Robert Corcheforde *, Robert Hatfield, and Robert Hatfield; Nicholas Wilfilde † , and Thomas his Son. The Monuments of all which be defaced and gone. Also, Thomas Knowles, Maior, and Thomas Knowles, his Son, twice Maior.

Monuments of Persons buried.





There do remain, of Robert Burley, 1360. Richard Wilson, 1525. Robert Packenton, Mercer, slain with a Gun, as he was going to morrow Mass, from his House in Cheape, to St. Thomas of Acars, in the Year 1536. The Murderer was never discover'd, but by his own Confession, made when he came to the Gallows at Banbury, to be hanged for Felony. T. Wardbury, Haberdasher, 1545. James Huysh, Grocer, 1590. Ambrose Smith, &c.

Packenton shot going to Morrow Mass.

Here under lyeth buried James Huysh, Citizen and Grocer of London; third Son of John Huysh, of Beuford, in the County of Somerset, Esq; Which James had to his first Wife, Margaret Bourchier, by who, he had issue Eleven Children. And to his second Wife, Mary Moffet, by whom he had issue Eighteen Children. He dyed the 20th day of August, An. Dom. 1590.

Hac defunctus Huysh tenui sub moli quiescit,     
Nec tamen hac totus mole quiescit Huysh.
Corpus inest Tumulo, colit aurea spiritus astra,     
Scilicet hunc Cœlum vendicat, illud humus.
Londinensis erat Civis, dum Fata sinebant,     
Jam cum sidereo milite miles agit.
Bis Thalami sociam duxit; Prior edidit illi     
Undenas Proles, altera bisq; novem.
Munificam persæpe manum porrexit egenis,     
Virtutum fautor, Pieridumq; fuit.
Nil opus est plures illi contexere laudes,     
Sufficit in Cœlo jam reperisse locum.
Hoc qualecunque Monumentum Rowlandus,
dicti Jacobi hæres, Posuit pietatis ergò.

Here lies a MARY, Mirror of her Sex,
For all that best their Souls or Bodies decks:
Faith, Form or Fame; the Miracle of Youth,
For Zeal and Knowlege of the sacred Truth:
For frequent reading of the holy Writ,
For fervent Prayer, and for Practice fit.
For meditation full of Use and Art,
For humbleness in Habit and in Heart:
For pious, prudent, peaceful, praiseful Life,
For all the Duties of a Christian Wife;
For patient bearing seven dead-bearing Throws,
For one alive, which yet dead with her goes,
From Travers her dear Spouse, her Father Hayes,
Lord Maior, more honoured in her Virtuous Praise.
Quæ piè puerpera die octavo Martii, An.
ætatis 23. Anno salutis 1614.]

A fair Monument in the North Wall of the Choir.

A. M.

Queen ELIZABETH's Monument.


Mors mihi Lucrus. Spiritus astra petit.
To the most happy, blessed, and precious Memory, of the late, famous, renowned, and never to be forgotten Monarch, Queen ELIZABETH.
The Restorer of true Religion, a tender nursing Mother of the Church of God; a powerful Protector (under Almighty God) of her own Dominions; a ready Helper of her neighbouring Princes; a hearty and unfeigned Lover, and beloved of her Subjects: Who lived gloriously full of Days; and whom the eternal Jehovah bless'd with the longest Life of any Prince of England, since the Conquest.
By way of due Thankfulness to the most holy, sacred, and individual Trinity, and her ever honoured Royal Virtues; this Memorial of Her's was here erected, set up, and consecrated, the 17th of November, 1617.
Terram Terra Tegat.]




These Charitable Donations among others, have been exhibited and settled upon the Parish of St. Pancrace.

Gifts and Bequests.

J. S.

Thomas Chapman, Esq; an Inhabitant of this Parish, by his Will dated May 11. 1615. gave to the Parson and Churchwardens, and their Successors, an Annuity of 3l. 10s. issuing out of three small Tenements in Whitecross street, to the Purposes following: Viz. That with 40s. thereof, they cause three Sermons to be yearly made in the said Parish, [which are now preached in Bow Church.] Viz. One on the 10th or 12th of August, for the Deliverance of 88. One on the 5th of November, for the Deliverance from the Gunpowder Conspiracy. And the Third, on the 17th of November, for the Accession of Queen Elizabeth to the Throne. For each Sermon 13s. 4d. Of which Sermons, one to be preached by the Parson for the time being: The other two Preachers to be chosen by the Parishoners.

This Benefaction is lost, but the Sermons are continued upon another Account, viz.

Thomas Chapman, Esq; his Son, Inhabitant also of the said Parish, by his Will dated 6 Sept. 1626. gave to the Parson and Churchwardens of the said Parish, an Annuity of 11l. 3s. 8d. upon this special Trust, that they do pay 40s. there, yearly, to the three Preachers appointed by his Father's Will, namely, 13s 4d. apiece, to make up his Fathers Gift. 1l. 6s. 8d. yearly, for each Sermon for ever; and do procure one godly and learned Sermon to be made, to the glory of God, and edifying of God's People every Year on St. James's Day. i.e. July 25. being his Birth-day: And to give for every such Sermon to be made, one Pound, six Shillings, eight Pence.

The whole of Mr. Chapman, the younger, his Legacy, is disposed in this manner.

Those Sermons left by his Father200
A Sermon on St. James's Day168
For a Dinner for the Parson and
Churchwardens, with such Relations
of Mr. Chapman, as might be in
Town on the same Day
To the Poor of Barly in Hertford-
To the Poor of Bursted in Essex100
For sweeping the Pulpit at Paul's
Cross once a Week
For two Lanthorns with Candles,
to be hung up in the Parish