[St. Michael Woodstreet.] Cripplegate Ward. [Monuments.] 80

[St. Michael Woodstreet.] Cripplegate Ward. [Monuments.]

Rent. [And the said Savage, the Donor, purchased the Fee of the Premisses.]

The Company of Embroiderers pay yearly for Bread, 1l. 6s. being the Gift of Mr. Londson.

There was a Parsonage House belonging to this Living, before the great Fire; but burnt down then. The Ground is leased out at 4l. per Ann. for 41 Years: And the Premises rebuilt into two Houses.


Then is Adle street, the Reason of which Name I know not; only that in old Evidences it is written King Adel street; and so called from King Adelstane the Saxon. At this present it is replenished with fair Buildings on both sides. Amongst which, there was sometime the Pinners Hall; but that Company being decayed, [and not wirth a Pin *,] it is now the Plaisterers Hall.

Adle street

Pinners Hall, now the Plaisterers Hall.

*First Edit.

Not far from thence is the Brewers Hall, a fair House. Which Company of Brewers was incorporated by King Henry VI. in the 16th of his Reign. And confirmed by the Name of St. Mary and St. Thomas the Martyr, the 19th of Edward IV.

Brewers Hall.

From the West end of this Adle street, Little Woodstreet, runneth down to Cripplegate. And somewhat East (from the Sun Tavern, against the Wall of the City) is the Curriers Hall.

Curriers Hall.

Now on the West side of Woodstreet, have ye Huggen lane; so called of one Hugan, that of old time dwelled there. He was called Hugan in the Lane, as I have read in the 34th of Edward I. This Lane runneth down by the South side of St. Michaels Church in Woodstreet; and so growing very narrow, by means of late incroachments, to Guthurons lane.

Huggen lane.

The Parish Church of St. MICHAEL in Woodstreet.


The Parish Church of St. Michael in Woodstreet, is a proper Thing, and lately well repaired; John Jue Parson of this Church, John Forster, Goldsmith, and Peter Fikelden, Taylor, gave two Messuages and Shops, with Sollars, Cellars, and other Edifices, in the same Parish and Street, and in Ladle lane, to the Reparations of the Church, Chancel, and other Works of Charity; the 16 of Richard II.

St. Michael in Woodstreet.

This Church was repaired and beautified in the Year of our Lord God, 1620. at the Charges of the Parishioners.



Thomas Wilson,
Humfrey Michael,

In the Year 1627. the Parishioners made a new Door to this Church, through the Head of the North Isle, being the Chancel end, into Woodstreet: Where, till then, it had only one Door in the middle of the South Isle, standing in Huggin lane.

Rob. Lucas, Citizen and Goldsmith of London, by his last Will and Testament, made 2 September, 1381. bequeathed to the Fabrick of this Church, 40l. Item lego ad emend. 2 Capas ad deserviend. in cicta Ecclesia, &c. to buy two Copes to serve in the said Church, 10 Mark. Also to the Monastery at Westminster, for his Burial there, 20l.

Rob. Lucas, a Benefactor to this Church

J. Worthing.

Regist. Testam



The Monuments here, be of William Bambrough, the Son of Henry Bambrough *, of Skardborough, 1392.


*Tho. Bamburgh.

William Turner *, Wax Chandler, 1400.

*Turnel, first Edit.

John Peke, Godsmith, 1441.

William Taverner *, Girdler, 1454.


William Mancer *, Ironmonger, 1465.

*Mauss, Esq;

John Nash, 1466. with an Epitaph.

John Allen, Timbermonger, 1441.

Robert Draper, 1500. John Coraunt.

John Lambard, Draper, Alderman, one of the Sheriffs of London; who deceased 1554. and was Father to my loving Friend, William Lambard Es; well known by sundry learned Books that he hath published.

John Medley, Chamberlain of London.

John Marsh, Esq; Mercer, and Common Serjeant of London, &c.

Here lyeth John Blount, Citizen and Clothworker of London; Eldest Son of W. Blount, of Mauggareffield, in the County of Glocester, Esquire. Who had to Wife Anne Layton, of whom he had issue six Sonnes and eight Daughters; and lived together Man and Wife nine and twenty yeeres, in worshipfull and good Reputation; and dyed at the age of threescore and three yeers, the first day of May, 1599.

A comely small Monument in the East end of the North Quire, in the Wall.

A. M.

Here lyeth the Body of Nicholas Waren, Citizen and Grocer of London; borne at Whitby in Yorkshire. Who had to Wife Margaret Crome. Who lived together married two and twenty yeeres and eleven moneths. He dyed in joy and peace of a faithfull Confession, the tenth day of April, 1614. being about the age of two and fifty yeeres.

JOB 17. Verse 1.

My breath is corrupt, my days are cut off, the Grave for me.

A smaller Monument in the same Isle and Wall.

The Body of William Harvie, Citizen and Grocer of London; and Deputy to the Alderman of this Ward of Creplegate within; was buried the twentieth day of March, Anno Domini, 1597. of the age of 58 yeeres. Maudlin, his first Wife, by whom he had issue foure Sonnes and one Daughter; was buried the 16. day of November, 1581. Margaret, his second Wife, by whom he had issue one Son, was buried the 14th of January, 1593. Joane, his third Wife, survived.

A comely Monument in the same Wall and Isle.

Robert Harvie, his eldest Sonne, Citizen and Grocer of London, was buried in his Fathers Grave, the ninth of November, 1608. out of his House in the Old Jewry, being of the age of 47 yeeres, 5 moneths, and 10 dayes; when he had served his Prince, Comptroller of the Customehouse, and Warden of the Grocers. Hee had to Wife Sara Audley, of whom hee had issue, three Sonnes and three Daughters, &c.]

A Memory on the same Monument.

Here was also Queen ELIZABETH'S Monument, with this Inscription.


Here lyes her Type, who was of late     
The Prop of Belgii, Stay of France,
Spains Foile, Faiths Shield, and Queen of State,     
Of Arms, of Learning, Fate and Chance.
In brief, of Women ne'er was seen,
So great a Prince, so good a Queen.

Sith Vertue her Immortal made,     
Death (envying all that cannot dye)
Her earthly Parts did so invade,     
As in it wrackt Self-Majesty.
But so her Spirits inspir'd her Parts,
That She still lives in Loyal Hearts.]