[St. Sepulchres.] Faringdon Ward without. [Ely Place.]245

[St. Sepulchres.] Faringdon Ward without. [Ely Place.]

The Castle Tavern, for parcels of Glebe, 1l.

Every fourth Year, for the Wardmote Sermon, preached successively by the Minister of St. Sepulchres, St. Andrews, St. Dunstans, and St. Bridgets, 1l.

Six Sermons on Anniversary Days; viz. the 30th of January, the 29th of May, St. James's Day, the 5th of November, the 6th of Decemb. and Mr. Shaw's Gift by the Shoemakers, 3l.

For Prayers with the Quest, 6s. 8d.

A new House, free to Dr. Bell's Successors, with a Yard thereto. The use of a Parlour, Kitchin, and Wash-house, under the Quest House, that belonged to the Parish for the said Bell's time, he being at the trouble to build it, and brought 200l. towards it; the Use thereof reserved to the Parish on publick Occasions of Quest, or Burials.

Formerly no Lights in the lower Rooms; and high and narrow ones above, that overlook'd the Vicars Yard, and no Doors below; but all made by him, for his Convenience.

There is a Watch-house built by Consent of the Diocesan and Vicar, at the Instance of the Parish, at the South-east Corner of the Churchyard, on Snow hill. For daily Use of which, as a Shop, 5l. is paid yearly to the Parish; but claimable by the Vicar, as built on his Glebe. Which Dr. Bell had not demanded, as thinking himself compensated by use of the Quest House, and under Rooms.

A little House of two Rooms, next the North Church Door, let sometime for 40s. a Year, with the first Inclosure in that Passage.

This above written, Dr. Bell thought good, in Justice to the Church, and his Successors, to deliver to the Registry of London, June the 24th, 1681.]

In the Church of St. Sepulchre, was a Fraternity of St. Katharine. Which of the Devotion of some Poor of the Parish began, to the Honour of the Conception of St. Mary. They met on the Day of the Conception in the said Church, and there had the Mass of the Day, and offered to the same; and found a certain Chaplain daily to celebrate Divine Service for the Brethren and Sisters of the Fraternity, for the Living and the Dead. To meet four times a Year. To set up certain Wax Lights before the Image of the Fraternity on all Festival Days.

A Fraternity of St. Katharine.

J. S.

A Certificate of this Foundation, Government, and Continuation of this Guild, was made in the Chancery, in the Vigil of the Purification, the 12th of Rich. II. according to the Form of a certain Proclamation made thence by the King's Brief.

Next to this Church is a fair and large Inn for receipt of Travellers, and hath to Sign the Sarasens Head.

There lieth a Street from Newgate, West, to the end of Turnagain lane, and winding North to Oldbourn Conduit. This Conduit by Oldbourn Cross, was first builded 1498. Thomasin, Widow to John Percival, Maior, gave to the second making therof, twenty Marks. Rich. Shore, 10l. Thomas Knesworth *, and others, also did give towards it.

Oldbourn Conduit by Oldbourn Cross.


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But of late, a new Conduit was there builded in place of the old, namely, in the Year 1577. by William Lambe, sometime a Gentleman of the Chappel to King Henry VIII. and afterward a Citizen and Clothworker of London. The Water thereof he caused to be conveyed in Lead, from divers Springs, to one Head, and from thence to the said Conduit, and waste of one Cock at Oldbourn Bridge, more than two Thousand Yards in length. All which was by him performed, at his own only Charges, amounting to the Sum of 1500l. and by him finished.

The new Conduit there builded by W. Lamb.

From the West side of this Conduit is the high Way, there called Snor hill, stretching out by Oldbourn Bridge, over the oft named Water of Turnmil Brook, and so up to Oldbourn hill, all replenished with fair Building.

Snor hill.

In the Bishop of London's Register of Wills, are these Places mentioned.

E. Alex.

Tryllemylle street,
Wendaynes lane,
Secole lane,
Cokkys lane,
} In the Parish of St. Sepulchre.]

Reuner street. A Street antiently so called, that led from Newgate toward West Smithfield.]

Without Oldbourn bridge, on the Right Hand, is Gold lane, as is before shewed. Up higher on the Hill be certain Inns, and other fair Buildings. Amongst the which, of old time, was a Messuage called Scroops Inn. For so I find the same recorded in the 37th of Hen. VI.

Scroops Inn, sometime Serjeants Inn, in Oldbourn.

This House was sometime letten out to Serjeants at the Law, as appeareth, and was found by Inquisition taken in the Guild Hall of London, before William Purchase, Maior, and Escheator for King Henry VII. in the 14th of his Reign, after the death of John Lord Scroope. That he died deceased in his Demesne of Fee, by the Feoffment of Guy Fairfax, Kt. one of the King's Justices, made in the 9th of the same King, unto an Esquire, the said John Scroop, Kt. Lord Scroop of Bolton, and Robert Wingfield, of one House or Tenement late called Serjeants Inn, situate against the Church of St. Andrew in Oldbourn, in the City of London, with two Gardens, and two Messuages to the same Tenement belonging, in the said City, to hold in Burgage, valued by the Year in all Reprises, 10s.

Then is the Bishop of Ely's Inn, commonly called Ely Place, for that it pertaineth to the Bishops of Ely. William de Luda, Bishop of Ely, deceased 1297. and gave this House, by the Name of his Manour, with the Appurtenances, in Oldbourn, to his Successors; with Condition, that his next Successor should pay a Thousand Marks, towards the finding of three Chaplains in the Chappel there.

Ely Place in Oldbourn.

More, John Hotham, Bishop of Ely, did give by the Name of six Messuages, two Cellars, and forty Acres of Land, in the Suburbs of London, in the Parish of St. Andrew in Oldbourn, to the Prior and Convent of Ely, as appeareth by Patent of the 9th of Edward III. This Man was Bishop of Ely, twenty Years, and deceased An. 1336.

Thomas Arundel, Bishop of Ely, beautifully builded of new his Palace at Ely: and likwise his Manours in divers Places, especially this in Oldbourn; which he did not only repair, but rather new builded, and augmented it with a large Port, Gate-house, or Front towards the Street, or High Way. His Arms are yet to be discerned in the Stone Work thereof; he also sate Bishop of Ely fourteen Years, and was translated to York.

In this House, for the large and commodious Rooms thereof, divers great and solemn Feasts have been kept, especially by the Serjeants at the Law, whereof two are to be noted for Posterity.