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Jan. 16. 1514. and in the 6th Year of King Henry VIII. In the Name of God,
First, I bequeath my Sowle to Almighty God, our Bl. Lady St. Mary, &c. And
to be beryd in the Chapell of our Lady within the Church of S. Lawrance in the
&c. under the same Stone where my Mayster John Pykeryng lyethe beryed, or
thereunto. Item, Where by my Dede of Feffement, beryng Date the 6th day of
the 6th Yere of the Reign of King Henry VIII. I infeffed William Archbp. of
and other, of and in al the Meses, Lands, and Tenements Gardayns, with al and
theyr Appurtinences, set and beyng in Suthewark, within the County of Surrey; as
foreseyd Dede of Feffement more playnely doth appere: To the entent that the
Archbishop, and other his Feffees within the seyd Dede namyd, and theyr Hayres,
stand and be seasyd thereof, to th use and entent as hereafter ensuyeth. That is
to say, That
the seyd Feffys should stand and be Feffys to the use and behof of me, the seyd
and Eleonor my Wiffe, during our Tymes; and after the Decesse of me the sayd
Eleanor my Wiffe, and the longest Lyver of us, I will that the sayd Feffyes, and
Ayers, be thereof Feffyes to th'use and entent ensuying.
His last Will.
That is to say, to the Use of the Maister and Fellowes, for the tyme beyng, of
of our Lady, Sainct John Evangelyst, and Sayncte Radyegund, commonly callyd
College in Cambridge, and of their Successors; from the Day of the Decesse of me
say'd Roger, and Eleanor my Wiffe, unto the end and terme of LXXXXIX Yeres then
ensueing, and fully to be complete and ended. And in case that the sayd Maister
Fellows, or theyr Successors, provyd and obteyn a sufficient Licence of the Kyng
Sovereign Lord, or any of his Heyres, Kings of England, hereafter to receive and
Mort main, the said Mese, Londs, Tenements, and other the Premisses in Suthwark;
woll that the sayd Archbp. of Cant. and other his Feffyes, and their Heyres, be
Feffyes, to the Use of the sayd Maister and Fellows, and their Successors, from
the Day of
such sufficient Licence had and obteined, &c. And also I will, that the
sayd Maister and
Fellows, make, or cause to be made, under their common Seal, a sufficient
Graunt unto mine Executors, or to the Executor of mine Executors, &c. that
they, within a
Yere after they shal have real Possession of, and in the sayd Lands, &c.
shal find in the
sayd College for evermore, one honest Prest Graduat, by the sayd Maister and
&c. to be elect and chosen, and made Fellow of the siad College, there to
Learning in Arte or Divinitie, as his Degree and Tyme shal require in the same
synge and pray for the Sowles of me the foreseyd Roger, and the Sowles of Anne
Eleanor my Wiffes; Thomas Thorny, and Joan his Wiffe; my Fader and Moder; John
Thorney my Soon, John Pykeryng, Mercer, and his Wiffe; and for
Sowls of all theym whom he and I be bownd to pray for; and for al Christen
Gevyng to him such Exhibition and Ryght in the sayd College, as the Fellows now
have, by the reason of the first Foundation of the said College: And over that,
to the seyd
Prest, xxs. yerely for his Clothing.
Item, I wol, that the sayd Maister and Fellows, as by theyr sayd Graunt and
shal be specified, shal observe and kepe yerely for evermore, the Day of my
Obyte, or an Anniversary, with Placebo and Dirige, by Note in the Evyn; and
Requiem, by Note in the Morning; gevyn, to every Fellow beyng present at the
and Masse, 12d. and to every Child and Chaunter of the College Exhibition, 2d.
the Scolemaister, 8d. And to his Husher, 4d. To the Maister of the sayd
Item, I woll, and beseche the Reverend Father in God, the Byshop of Ely, for the
beyng, that there may be a Statute made in the sayd College, to the whiche any
or Fellow may be sworne in his fyrst Admission, &c. to do their Diligence to
contynue this my last Wil and Testament, towching this Premiss, to the best of
Item, I wol, that the sayd oon Priest found, and the sayd Obyte observyd, after
beforesayd, al the surplus of the sayd Lands and Tenements in Suthwark, be put
in a Purse
by it self, and layd in the common Hutche of the sayd College, only to be spent
Maintenance of the sayd Lands and Tenements, by the Discretion of the sayd
Fellows, &c. and not to be applyed to any other Use, except in an extreme
Robert Charsey, one of the Sheriffs, 1548.
Sir William Rowe, Ironmonger, Maior, 1593,
Walter Blundel, had a Chauntry there, the 14th of Edward II.
Lo here the Lady Margaret North,
in Tombe and Earth doth lye;
Of Husbands foure the faithfull Spouse,
whose fame shall never dye.
One Andrew Fraunces was the first,
the second Robert hight,
Sirnamed Chartsey, Alderman:
Sir David Brooke, a Knight,
Was third. But he that passed all,
and was in number fourth,
And for his vertue made a Lord,
was call'd, Sir Edward North.
These all together doe I wish
a joyfull rising day:
That of the Lord, and of his Christ,
All honour they may say.
Obiit 2. die Junii, An. Dom. 1575.
An ancient Tomb in the Chancel
Hic jacet Simon Bennington, Civis & Pannarius London, Sustentatorum istius
Capellæ, ac unius Capellani, in eadem divina quotidie celebrantis. Cujus
An ancient Tomb in the South Wall.
Hic incineratur corpus quondam Galfridi Bullayne, Civis, Merceri, & Maioris
ab hac Ann. Dom. 1463. Cujus animæ pax sit perpetua.
A Gravestone on the Ground, well plated.
The Word (Now thus) 32 times dispersed in Brass all over the Grave-stone.
Hic jacet Thomas Boleyne de Comiatatu Norfolciæ, Armiger, Qui obiit ultimo
Mensis Aprilis, An. Dom. 1471. Cujus, &c.
Here lyeth Sir Richard Gresham, Kt. sometimes Lord Maior of London, and Audrey
first Wife, by whom hee had issue , Sir John Gresham and Sir Thomas Gresham,
William and Margaret: which Sir Richard deceased the 20 day of February, An.
An ancient Tomb East in the Wall.