[S. Andrews Holbourn Altars.] Faringdon Ward without. [Monuments.]248

[S. Andrews Holbourn Altars.] Faringdon Ward without. [Monuments.]

parted, and such as had Chauntries, or interred there. As appears by a Will of Gilbert Worthington, Rector of this Parish Two hundred and Threescore Years ago, buried at the Door of the Chancel. Whose Superstitious Gifts and Legacies, according to the Devotion of the Age, mentioned in his Will, on that Occasion, we will reord; being communicated to me by a curious Man, and my worthy Friend, of the same Name; who took it from the Office of Wills, in the Bishop of London's Registry.

Gilbert Worthington, Clerk, Rector of St. Andrews Holborn, London, condidit Testamentum Jul. 28. 1447. Probatum Aug. 12. eodem Anno. He gives his Soul Omnipotenti Deo and B. Mar. St. Andr. and the rest of the Saints; and his Body to be buried in Hostio Cancelli of the said Church, if he died within ten Miles of the City, or where else it should happen God should take his Soul out of his Body. He willed, that there should be no very Costly Candelabra circa feretrum, but only Candelabra lacun' Ecclesiæ. And that his Feretrum [i.e. Biere] should have four Cerei, [i.e. Wax Candles] not exceeding one Pound each. That after his Funeral, one Wax Candle be placed on the high Altar, another on the Altar of the Blessed Mary, another on the Altar of St. John Baptist, the fourth on the Altar of St. Nicolas; so long as they should last. Willing his Debts should be first paid, he bequeathed as followeth.

The Will of Gilb. Worthington, Rector of St. Andr. Holborn.

Regist. Ep. Lond.

J. Worthing.

Mro & Confratrib. fraternitatis S. Trinitat. London. 20s.

To each Chaplain of the Church of St. Andrew, 6s. 8d. ad dicendum Exequias for Thirty Days, and the Day following a Mass ad Requiem.

To each Clerk of the said Church, 3s. 4d. sub forma predicta.

Towards the Fabrick of the said Church, 20l.

To the Poor of the Parish, six Marks, to be distributed amongst them by John Pycard, Chaplain.

To the poor Maids of the Parish, six Marks, towards the disposing of them in Marriage.

Four Marks for a Supplement to the Legacy of Alex. Asheley, who gave two Marks to the adorning the Altar.

The Utensils of his House, to his Brother Hugh Worthington; and all in his Hall and Chamber, except the great Table, cum magnis Cristillis, which he willed should remain there, for the Use of succeeding Rectors, so long as they should endure.

To divers Persons, several Togas bladeas, &c.

To his Brother Walter Worthington, 5 Marks, to put him out to School.

To his Brother Rafe Worthington, a new Toga, Gown, in Tempus Desponsationis.

To the poor Scholars of God's House in Cambridge, 40s.

To the Priory of Bernewel, for Repair, 8s. 4d.

To Tho. Farclogh, of the University of Cambridge, eight Marks; to pray for the Souls of all that he was bound to pray for, and ought to do any thing for.

To his Servant William Worthington, 100s. which he wills shall satisfy for his Service.

To another of his Servants, one of his Togæ.

He makes Mr. Alex. Farclogh, &c. Executors, and Neil, Master of St. Thomas de Acons, and John Pycard, Chaplain, his Overseers. To whom ex speciali amore & Confidentia terrena omnia relinquo, me solum Deo soli committo.

John de Ipre, by his last Will willed, that the Rector of the Church of St. Andrew Holborn, should have his Bay Horse, called Principal, as orandum pro anima sua.

John de Ipre.

Lib. Courtn

Ed. Alex.

Will. Horscroft, gave by his Will (dated about the Year 1390 odd) to the Rector and his Successors, and to the Churchwardens of St. Andrews Holborn, for ever, a Rent of 13s. 4d. yearly, out of his Lands and Tenements in the said Parish; pro missa celebrand. &c. Solvend. Presbyt. 6s. 4d. and 3s. 4d. annuatim inter infirmos & pauperes in'lectis jacent. in dict. Parochia.

Will. Horsecroft.

Lib. Courtn.

Ed. Alex.

In this Church was a Guild or Fraternity of St. Siths. To the maintaining of which, before the Dissolution of Chauntries, belonged a Messuage and Tenement in Faiter lane, in the same Parish, called the Plow; and one Garden, and one Barn. To which belonged divers Houses, Edifices, Stables, Curtilages, Profits, Commidities, &c. Which coming to King Edward VI. by Vertue of the Act for Chauntries, in his second Year, he granted to Thomas Bartlet, (the same that was the King's Printer, I suppose) and Richard Mody.]

A Fraternity of St. Siths.

J. S.

This Church, about the Year 1632. was in a very decayed Condition, and had so been for many Years, in many Parts of it: Insomuch, that it then called rather for a Rebuilding, than a Reparation. Which the Parishioners were then providing for; purposing very shortly to pull it all down, and rebuild, inlarge, and inrich it, with that Beauty that became so pious a Work.]

Wants Reparation.


This Church is lately new built, with capacious Galleries for convenient reception of the great number of Parshioners. It is paved with black Marble and white Purbeck Stone. And the Steeple, in the Year 1704. was then in building.]

New built.

J. S.



There be Monuments in this Church, of Thomas Lord Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, buried there 1550.


Ralph Rokeby, of Lincolns Inn, Esq; Master of St. Katharines, and one of the Masters of Requests to Queen Elizabeth. Who deceased the 14th of June, 1596.

He gave by his Testament to Christs Hospital in London, 100l.
To the College of the Poor of Queen Elizabeth, in East Greenwich, 100l.
To the poor Scholars in Cambridge, 100l.
To the poor Scholars in Oxford, 100l.
To the Prisoners in the two Compters in London, 200l.
To the Prisoners in the Fleet, 100l.
To the Prisoners in Ludgate, 100l.
To the Prisoners in Newgate, 100l.
To the Prisoners in the King's Bench, 100l.
To the Prisoners in the Marshalsey, 100l.
To the Prisoners in the White Lion, 20l.
To the Poor of St. Katharines, 20l. and to every Brother and Sister there, 40s.

Will. Sydnam founded a Chauntrey there.

There was also of old time (as I have read in the 3d of Hen. V.) an Hospital for the Poor, which was a Cell to the House of Cluny in France; and was therefore suppressed among the Priories Aliens.

Hospital in Oldbourn.

Here resteth the Body of Margery Parkinson, late Wife of John Parkinson, of the City of Chester, Gentleman, the Daughter of William Dimmocke, of the same City, Gentleman; who died in the Faith of Christ on the fourth

A Monument in the North Wall of the Chancel.

A. M.

Whether this House is exempt from the Maior.