[St. Benets Pauls VVharf.] Castle Baynard Ward. [Monuments.]222

[St. Benets Pauls VVharf.] Castle Baynard Ward. [Monuments.]

The Parish Church of St. BENETS Pauls Wharf.


Then to begin again on the North side of Thames street, over against Huntington House, by St. Peter's Church and Lane, called Peter Hill, and so to St. Bennet Hude (or Hith) over against Pauls Wharf, is a proper Parish Church.

St. Benet by Pauls Wharf.

This Church (called St. Benets by Pauls Wharf) had no Repair or Beauty bestowed upon it for many Years. But about the Year 1632. it standing in great need of both, was shortly after intended to be gone in hand with.]

No Repair.




It had the Monuments of Sir Will. Cheyny, Kt. and Margaret his Wife, 1442. buried there.


Also of Edmund Denny, one of the Barons of the Exchequer. Who by his last Will, bearing date July the 20th, 1519. (which was proved the Year following) bequeathed his Body to be laid in the Church of St. Benets beside Pauls Wharf. And that Twenty eight Trentals of Masses should be said for his Soul, and for the Souls of Margaret, Mary, and Jane, late his Wives, deceased; and of William and Agnes his Father and Mother. He had two Daughters, Joyce and Mary; and two Sons, Thomas and Anthony. Which latter was a very learned Man, and of the Bedchamber to King Henry VIII.]

Edm Denny.

J. S.

Elizab. Denton, Widow, by her last Will, dated An. 1518. bequeathed towards the Reparation of St. Benets besides Powles Wharf of London, wher the Body of her late Husband lay buried; to the intent the Parishioners there shall pray for his Soul and myne, and the Soul of Henry Roper, and all Christen Souls, 40s.]

A Legacy for Reparation of this Church.

J. Worthing.

Nicolas Barker, Citizen and Coppersmith, by his last Will, dated January the 8th, 1524. giveth to the Rector and Keepers of the Fabrick of the Church of St. Benedict West near Pauls Wharf, his Tenement, with the Appurtinences scituate in the said Parish, between the Tenement, &c. for ever. in augmentationem & auxilium sustentationis cujusdam Capellani ad Divina Officia celebranda in Eccles. prædict. pro anima. Henrici att Swan, Tho. de Morley, & aia' sua.]

Ed. Alex.

Dr. Chadwell, Physician.

Sir Gilbert Dethicke, Kt. alias Garter, King at Arms.

Mariæ Martin, Johannis Roissei filiæ, lectissimæ feminæ, uxori optimè meritæ 4. liberorum incolumium Matri, ex longa infirmitate, quam ex puerperio contraxit, defunctæ ad perpetuam fÅ“deris nostri conjugalis memoriam, simul ut fidei, pietatis, & in omni vita probitatis ejus aliquod Monumentum extaret; Thomas Martinus Jurisconsultus mæstissimus Conjunx posui.
Obiit Calendas Maii, 1565.
Vixit Annos 32.

A comely Monument in the South Ile of the Quire.

A. M.

David Smith, Embroyderer to Queene Elizabeth, &c. deceased the tenth day of August, 1587. aged 63 Yeeres, and lyeth here-under buried. Whose honest, vertuous, and compassionate Care for the Needy, both in Soule and Body, is expressed by his Benevolence that way extended; like a good Steward, making others Partakers of his well imployed Talent. Who had to Wife Katharine (by whom he had eight Sonnes and eight Daughters ) at whose proper Charges (in memory of her said loving Husband) is erected this Monument, the 25th of March, An. 1596. Who living his faithfull Widow till the fourth day of February, 1607. aged 78 Yeeres, lyeth also here under buried.

Another fair Monument in the same Wall.

The Tombe of Master James Austen, a good Benefactor of this Parish; who dyed Anno 1602. And of Joyce his Wife, and of William their onely Sonne. Which Joyce married after with Sir Robert Clarke, Knight, one of the Barons of the King's Majesty's Court of Exchequer; who caused this Tomb to be erected.

A fair Gravestone in the Chancel.

Here lyeth the Body of Ellis Hilton, Esq, who deceased the 12. day of December, in the Yeere of our Lord God 1528. &c.

Hic sepultus Griffinus LLoyd, Legum Doctor. Qui obiit in Christo, Novemb. 26. An. Dom. 1586.

A very fair plated stone by the Communion Table.

Hic discas morti     
dominari, spernere fatum,
Diram morborum     
vim superare mori.
Nam jacet hic legum     
Doctor virtutibus olim
Insignis, veræ     
Religionis amans.
Qui moriens docuit     
vivos benè vivere; vivus,
Afflictos docuit     
pro pietate mori.
Divitias justus     
cumulavit, dives amavit
Justitiam, voluit     
sic memor esse boni.
Divitias moriens     
Musis donavit, ut illos
Qui musas colerent,     
emoriendo juvat.
Sic vivus moriensq;     
fuit propensus ad omne
Legis opus, voluit     
tam memor esse Dei.
Religio vigilem,     
Lex lumen, Cambria patrem,
Oxonia eximium     
perdidit alma decus.
Cum fera mors illum     
violento perdidit ictu,
Quem nollet virtus     
inclita posse mori.
Postquam per denos     
professor Regius annos
Vixerat, hoc gelido     
condidit ossa thoro.

Here lye buried the Bodies of John Par, and Mary his Wife, who were married together 34 Yeeres; and had issue one onely Daughter betweene them, named Anne. Who after married Thomas Gough, of the Inner Temple in London, Esquire, who had fruitfully borne him sixe Sons and one Daughter. Which said Mr. Par was Embroyderer to our late Queene Elizabeth, and to the King's Majestie that now is 25 Yeeres. He was a Man of good respect in the City, liberall to the Company whereof he was free, a good Benefactor to the Poore of this Parish, and bountifull to all Men. He departed this Life the 17th day of July, 1607. being aged 72 Yeere. And Mary his Wife dyed a Yeere and an halfe before him.

A fair Monument in the South Wall of the Quire.

This Tombe was erected and made by Thomas Gough, and Anne his Wife, appointed