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St. MARGARET's New Chapel.65

St. MARGARET's New Chapel.

Petty France, a good handsome Street, which cometh out of Tuthil-street, and runneth into James's-street; and here, upon St. Hermit's Hill, Cornelius van Dun, a Brabanter, one of the Yeomen of the Guards to K. Henry the Eighth, Edward the Sixth, Q. Mary, and Q. Elizabeth, built Alms Houses for 20 poor Women, each to have 7 Groats a Week: And adjoining hereunto was a Chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, long since converted to other Uses. Kidder's Yard, an ordinary Place. Codpiece Court, but indifferent. Gardiner's Lane, a pretty handsome Thorough-fare into Tuthil Fields, against more Alms Houses. Ship Yard, a pretty handsome Court. Scotford's Alley; hath a narrow Passage into Tuthil Fields.

Petty France.

Cornelius van Dun's Alms Houses.

Kidder's Yard.

Codpiece Court.

Gardiner's Lane

Ship Yard.

Scotford's Alley.

Cabbage Lane, very long, but ordinary; at the upper End of which is Green's Brewhouse, being a very low Place, with a handsome new Brick House, pleasantly seated in an open Air: In this Lane is Powder-beef Alley, and Mustard Alley, both very ordinary.

Cabbage Lane,

Green's Brewhouse.

Powder-beef Alley.

Mustard Alley.

At the upper End of Petty France is James-street, which runneth beyond Tart-hall (belonging to the Lord Stafford's) unto Arlington House, pleasantly seated by St. James's Park. One Side of this Street hath good built Houses, well inhabited, and the other Side the Wall of St. James's Park; and at Stafford House the Bounds of this Parish ends; one Part being in this, and the other Part in the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields.

Chapel-street, so called from the new Chapel there seated.


This Chapel belongs to the Parish of St. Margaret's. There is a South Window given by Sir William Wheeler, having this Inscription; Deo & huic Sacello Gulielmus Wheler, Mil. & Baronettus hanc fenestram consecravit. The Vestry raiseth the Minister's Salary by taxing the Pews: So much upon those that sit in them. The last Friday every Month is a Preparation Sermon for the Sacrament here preached.


New Chapel.

Monuments against the Wall, and on the Ground, for Persons here buried, are these:

J. S.

In the Chancel, a flat Stone over Charles Edgeworth, Son of Captain Ambrose Edgeworth, 1699.

Tho. Russel, Esq; 1674; and Mary Russel his Daughter, 1671.

Middel Ile. Flat Stones; upon Sarah Mackreth, Daughter of Francis and Jane his Wife, 1699.

Patience Crowe, Daughter of James and Sarah Crowe, 1688.

Isabella Derham, Daughter of Nicholas Darel of Kingsclere in the County of Northampton, Esq; 1695.

A Child of Robert Heath.

John Green, 1683.

Sibylla, Wife to Tho. Brumfield, 1664.

Lætitia Waters, eldest Daughter of Tho. Stockdale of Bilton Park in Yorkshire, Esq; Relict of Robert Waters of Cundal in Yorkshire, Esq; 1692.

William, the Son of William and Catherine Bushel, 1697; and William Bushel the Father, 1698.

These have a Monument set up against the West Wall.

North Ile. Flat Stones for

Alice Littlefield, Wife of George Littlefield, 1690; and George Littlefield, 1700.

Thomas and Sara Dunk, Children of Thomas Dunk.

James Mills, Son of John Mills, 1680. Also John Mills the Father, 1691; and Susan the Mother, 1697.

Near the North East Door: Grace, Daughter of Thomas Jekyl, M. A. Minister of this Church. Also Thomas Jekyl, D.D. the said Minister.

Against the North Wall: Jane, Catharine, and Catherine, Daughters of Hugh and Catharine Squire.

Of whose immature Death her Father made these Verses:

The Grandame, she full Fourscore Years and two,
Wrought in this Vineyard: Left she nought to do
For you, my Babes, who had but just begun
To tred the Wine-press, and your Work is done?
Yet bless'd be Jesus, who will freely pay
You even with those who wrought out all the Day.
In his safe Arms I leave your Souls, who said,
Bring such to me, of such my Kingdom's made.     
20 May, 1674.

Also his Son William, 1677.

Bereav'd I am of those; there was left one,
But now he (tho' my Benjamin) is gone:
And I must die, whose Lot 'tis now to have
My Gray Hairs go with Sorrow to the Grave.
God is my Comfort still, when none survive;
The News may come, Joseph is still alive.
If not, yet God can turn all to the best,
Therefore, my Soul, return unto thy Rest.

South Ile. Robert Blagden, 1697; and Joanna his Wife, 1694; and Elizabeth their Daughter, Wife of Tho. Long, Citizen of London, 1696; and Jonathan Blagden, their Son, 1699.

Jonathan Glover, Son of Thomas, 1703.

Mary Searche, Daughter of Robert Searche of London, Merchant, 1665.]

This Chapel-street is a handsome broad Place with good Buildings, which falleth into Stretton Ground. Out of this Place is Tormen's Hill, which leads to Tormen's Rents, where there are some Alms Houses, and other ordinary Buildings, with Stable Yards and a Brewhouse. It falleth into Tuthil-fields; and there are Alms Houses for 28 poor old Women; the Gift of one Mr. Hill; but the Overseers of the Poor of this Parish, being left Trustees, they are called, The Parish Alms Houses.

Tormen's-hill and Rents.

Hill's Alms Houses.

Passing out of Chapel-street, more towards the Chapel, is a Place called Tuthil-side, which falls into Tuthil-fields. In this Place there are these Alms Houses, viz. Butler's Alms House, for four Men and their Wives, which have the Allowance of 10s. a Month. And if either the Man or the Wife die, then the Survivor to continue in the same Room, with the Allowance of 5s. per Month: These Alms Rooms are very neat built, with a Garden-plot to each behind, and a handsome Walk before, in common to them, with a Row of Trees. Adjoining to this Alms House, are Mr. Wicher's Alms Houses, very handsomely built, with a Chapel in the midst, for reading of Prayers, and a Garden-plot behind to each, with a handsome Freestone paved Walk, and a Row of Trees, as was to Mr. Butler's: It is for six ancient Men, and to each the Allowance of 10s. a Month, besides Coals, and a blue Gown every two Year.


Butler's Alms Houses.

Wicher's Alms Houses.

On the Back of these Alms Houses, are those of Mr. Palmer, built, in his Life, for six Men, and as many Women, all single Persons. And each to have the Allowance of 7s. a Month, besides half a Chaldron of Coals, and a black Gown, with a Badge on it, every two Years: There is also allowed a Reader for Prayers to the Alms People twice a Day. Who hath a handsome Apartment for himself and Wife, if any, together with a yearly Allowance in Money; and besides his reading of Prayers, he is to teach about twenty Boys gratis. But what more he teacheth, he is paid for; and these Boys have black Gowns and Caps which they are to wear when they are to attend

Palmer's Alms Houses.


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