Faringdon Ward within. [St. Nicolas.]128

Faringdon Ward within. [St. Nicolas.]

Against the South Wall, Monuments for, Mary, late Wife of John Davenport, and Daughter of John Hacket, late Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry. And died in Childbed, 1672.

John Davenport, late of Datchet in the County of Bucks, Gent. and Katharine his Wife. He departed 1683. aged 89. She 1679. aged 72. He was a Benefactor to St. Michael le Querne, where he had lived 44 Years.

Robert South, and Elizabeth his Wife. He deceased 1624. and she, afterward, married to Sir Richard Gurney, that loyal Lord Maior, and died 1633. Lewis, Son of the said Robert, also here interred, 1659. and Anne his Daughter, 1649.

Sir John Johnson, Kt. and Alderman of this City; a Man of publick and private Vertues, 1698. Aged 59.

Flat Stones in the Chancel, for Grace Yates, Wife of Joseph Yates, 1673. Anne and Elizabeth Hall, Children opf Thomas Hall, Goldsmith, 1678, and 1680.

William, Son of William Brown, of the Parish of St. Michael Quern, 1683.

Elizabeth Smith, Wife of Kenelm Smith, 1680. Also Kenelm their eldest Son. And Kenelme, Husband of Elizabeth, 1692.

George Hill, Goldsmith, and five Children.

James Goodier, 1700.

Rhoda, Daughter of John and Elizabeth Everet, 1702.

A mural Monument over the Vestry Door.

To the Memory of Mrs. Mary Wakefield, who died the 17th of July, 1715. aged 64.

Then down Fauster lane and Noble street, both of Aldersgate street Ward, till ye come to the stone Wall which incloseth a Garden plot before the Wall of the City, on the West side of Noble street, and is of this Faringdon Ward. This Garden-plot, containing 95 Ells in length, 9 Ells and an half in breadth, was by Adam de Burie, Maior, the Aldermen and Citizens of London, letten to John de Nevel, Lord of Raby, Radulph and Thomas, his Sons, for sixty Years, paying 6s. 8d. the Year; dated the 48th of Edward III. Having in a Seal pendant on the one side, the Figure of a walled City, and of St. Paul; a Sword in his Right Hand, and in his Left a Banner; three Leopards about that Seal: On the same side written, Sigillum Baronum Londoniarum. On the other side, the like Figure of a City, a Bishop sitting on an Arch; the Inscription, Me: que: te: peperi: ne: Cesses: Thoma: tueri.

A Garden plot let to Nevil Lord Raby, in Noble street.

Barons of London, their Seal.

Thomas a Becket.

Thus much for the Barons of London their common Seal at that time.

At the North end of this Garden plot, is one great House, builded of Stone and Timber, now called the Lord Windsor's House; but I have read it by Name of Nevels Inn in Silverstreet, and at the end of Monkswell street: Of old time belonging to the Nevels, as in the 19th of Richard II. it was found by Inquisition of a Jury, that Elizabeth Nevel died, seized of a great Messuage in the Parish of St. Olave in Monkswell street in London, holden of the King in free Burgage; which she held of the Gift of John Nevel of Raby, her Husband; and that John Latimer was next Son and Heir to the said Elizabeth.

This House was called Nevyls Inn, and possessed by that Noble Family unto the time of Henry VI. In the 4th of whose Reign, Rafe Nevel, Earl of Westmoreland, died, seized of that Messuage in the Parish of St. Olaves in Faringdon Ward, London; and the Heirs Male of his Body, begotten on Jane his Wife. And of another Messuage called Le Erbor, in Dowgate Ward. Both held in Burgage, as the City of London was held.]

Nevil Inn.

Pet. le Neve.

J. S.

Esch. 4 H. 6. n. 17.

In this Street, on the West side thereof, is the Barbers Chirurgeons Hall; who obtained their Incorporation in the Year 1464. the 2d of Edw. IV. since the which time they builded their Hall. This Company was incorporated by means of Thomas Morestede, Esq; one of the Sheriffs of London, 1436. Chirurgeon to the Kings of England, Henry the 4th, 5th, and 6th. He deceased 1450. Then Jacques Fries, Physitian to Edward IV. And William Hobbs, Physitian and Chirurgeon to the same King's Body, continuing the Suit the full time of 20 Years, Edw. IV. in the beginning of his Reign, and Richard Duke of Gloucester, became Founders of the same Corporation, in the Name of St. Cosme and Damiane. The first assembling of that Mystery, was by Roger Strippe, William Hobbs, Thomas Goddard, and Richard Kent; since the which time they builded their Hall in that Street, &c.

Barbers Chirurgeons, their Hall.

Roger Strippe, &c.

They have here a very fine Theatre, well built and contrived. In this Hall also, is a large and very curious Piece of K. Henry VIII. reaching the Chirurgeons their Charter; with many other Persons of the said Company delineated. It is said to be done by Hans Holben; and some say, as many Broad Pieces have been offered for the purchase of it, as would cover it.]

J. S.

At the North Corner of this Street, on the same side, was sometime an Hermitage or Chappel of St. James, called In the Wall, near Cripplegate. It belonged to the Abbey and Covent of Garadon, as appeareth by a Record, the Seven and twentieth of Edward I. And also by a Record the 16 of Edward III. William de Lions was Hermit there; and the Abbot and Covent of Geredon found two Chaplains, Cestercian Monks of their House, in this Hermitage: one of them for Aymor de Valence, Earl of Pembrook; and Mary de Saint Paul, his Countess.

Hermitage of St James in the Wall.

Of these Monks, and of a Well pertaining to them, the Street took that Name, and is called Monks Well street. This Hermitage, with the Appurtenances, was in the Reign of Edward VI. purchased from the said King, by William Lambe, one of the Gentlemen of the King's Chappel, Citizen and Clothworker of London. He deceased in the Year 1577. and then gave it to the Clothworkers of London; with other Tenements, to the value of Fifty Pounds the Year; to the intent they shall hire a Minister to say Divine Service there.

Monkeswell street.

Lambs Chappel.

Again, to the High street of Cheape, from Fauster lane end to St. Martins; and by that Lane to the Shambles or Flesh-Market; on the North side whereof is Pentecost lane, containing divers Slaughter-houses for the Butchers; and there is the Butchers Hall.

Pentecost lane.

Pentecost Lane in Parochia Sti Nicolai ad Macella London.

Lib. Courtney.

E. A.

The Parish Church of St. NICOLAS Shambles.


There was there of old time a proper Parish Church of St. Nicolas, whereof the said Fleshmarket took the Name, and was called Nicolas Shambles.

St. Nicolas.

There was antiently a Lane or Passage from Vedast lane, now Foster lane, to Great St. Martins Church on one part, and to this Church of St. Nicolas Shambles on the other. But one

A Lane from St. Martins io St. Nicolas Shambles.