[St. Andrews Holbourn.] Faringdon Ward without. [Extent of this Parish.]251

[St. Andrews Holbourn.] Faringdon Ward without. [Extent of this Parish.]

In the Churchyard. George Horsenel, Chirurgeon, 1697. Edmund Horsenel, of Trinity College, Cambridge. And John Horsenel, 1670.

Ruth, the Wife of Walter Retorick, 1630. And Katharine his last Wife, 1663. And John his Son, 1665. And Walter himself, 1667. Aged 85.

Jane Wood, the beloved Wife of Laurence Wood, with several of their Children.

Mary Corney, Widow of Tho. Corney, Gent. and Daughter of Sir John Scudamore, 1693/4.

Jonathan Shaw, of Halbroom, in the Parish of Bradfield, in Yorkshire, 1683.

Will. Walker, Esq; third Son of Sir Will. Walker, of Doctors Commons, Kt. 1679.

In the South Churchyard. In a Vault lieth Tho. Coleman, Esq; 1684/5.

Roger Caril, 1665. and Roger his Son, 1661.

Richard Wise, 1703. and Richard his Son, 1688.



And now as to the Charitable Giftsand Bequests, the Churchwardens of this Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn brought into the last Parochial Visitation this Account thereof.


That they had a Table and Register of all the Gifts to the Poor, and a yearly Account of the Church Rents. And that

Anno 1348. Thomas Thavie, Esq; by Will, gave to the Fabrick of St. Andrews Holbourn, London, a Tenement and three Shops, with a Parcel of Ground belonging to the same; which had been since built into several Tenements. Parcel of which Tenements were leased out towards the Charge of Rebuilding and Repairing the said Church. And the remaining Part kept and appplied to the yearly Repairs thereof.

An. 1609. Rich. Barton of Staple Inn, Gent. gave to the Rector of St. Andrews, to preach a Sermon the 2d Sunday in Easter Term, 13s. 4d.

An. 1651. Alexander Stafford, Esq; by Will, gave to the Minister, for two Sermons, one to be preached in Easter, the other in Michaelmas Term, 2l.

All three are preached, and paid for accordingly.

There is a good Parsonage House in the Churchyard.


There is also a Free-School kept by one of the Curates.


From this Church of St. Andrew, up Oldbourn Hill, be divers fair builded Houses; amongst the which, on the Left Hand, there stand three Inns of Chancery; whereof the first, adjoining unto Crookehorne Alley, is called Thavies Inn, and standeth opposite to, or over against Ely House.

Crookhorn Alley.

Thavies Inn.

Then is Fewter lane, which stretcheth South into Fleetstreet, by the East end of St. Dunstan's Church, and is so called of Fewterers (or idle People) lying there, as in a Way leading to Gardens. But the same is now, of later Years, on both sides builded through with many fair Houses.

Fewter lane.

Beyond this Fewters lane, is Barnard's Inn, alias Mackworth's * Inn, which is the second Inn of Chancery; belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, as saith the Record of Hen. VI. the 32d of his Reign. And was founded by Inquisition in the Guild Hall of London, before J. Norman, Maior, the King's Excheater. The Jury said, that it was not hurtful for the King to licence Thomas Atkins, Citizen of London, and one of the Executors of John Mackworth, Dean of Lincoln, to give one Messuage in Olbourn, in London, with the Appurtenances, called Mackworth's Inn, (but now commonly known by the Name of Barnard's Inn) to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, to find one sufficient Chaplain, to celebrate Divine Service in the Chappel of St. George, in the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, where the Body of the said John is buried; to have and to hold the said Messuage to the said Dean and Chapter, and to their Successors for ever, in part of Satisfaction of twenty Pound Lands and Rents, which Edward III. licensed the said Dean and Chapter to purchase to their own Use; either of their own Fee or Tenure, or of any other, so the Lands were not holden of the King in Capite.

Barnards Inn.


First Edit.

Pat. Hen. 3. 32.

Then is Staple Inn, the third Inn of Chancery, but whereof so named, I am ignorant. The same of late is (for a great part thereof) fair builded, and not a little augmented. And then at the Bar, endeth this Ward without Newgate.

Staple Inn.

The Parish of St. ANDREWS Holborn.


This Parish of St. Andrews is of a very large extent; good part of which lieth within the Freedom of London, and in the Ward of Faringdon without. To lay down the Bounds thereof, together with the names of the Streets, Lanes, Alleys, and Courts.

The present State and Contents of St. Andrews Parish.

R. B.

As to the Bound of this Parish, I shall begin at Holbourn Bridge, which Southwards runs down by the Ditch side, a little beyond Eagle and Child Alley; where it crosseth the Houses into Shoe lane. And from thence, betwixt Robin Hood Court and New street, into Fetter lane, by the South side of Dean street, where it crosseth into Churchyard Alley. Thence by the South side of Cursitors Alley, and so into Chancery lane. Which it also crosseth, and runs by the back Side of Lincolns Inn, by the St. John's Head Tavern, into the new Court lately built by Sir Thomas Cook, Kt. Alderman, and others; and made a part of the said Inn. Where, by the Pump set up by the Pallisado Pails, which severeth the Court from the Garden, it runs Northward cross the Gardens, and so into Holbourn, by Gridiron Alley, which is a little Eastward of great Turnstile Alley; and there it crosseth the Street, and runneth Westward, taking all the North side of High Holborn, as far as the House where the Stone Mark is set at the Door, which is about six Houses short of Kings Gate. And at this House, it crosseth the Buildings into Eagle street; and turning to the Corner of the said Steet, runneth along Kings Gate street, and so on the back Side of the Gardens of King street, into the Fields, taking in all the South side of the said Street. And so runs Eastward, by the North side of Lamb's Conduit; and from thence to the Hamstead Road; and leading from Gray's Inn lane, to that and other Towns. And crossing the said Road, runs to the Brook or Ditch, which after a turning passage by Hockney the hole, runneth down the East side of Saffron hill, and Field lane; and thence under Holbourn Bridge, falleth into the new Canal; and this Brook is the Eastern Bounds of this Parish, from that of Clerkenwel. Which said Bounds of the Parish doth appear by the prick'd Line incompassing the Map; and the Part within the City Liberty, is severed from the rest by a Chain Line.

Its Bounds.