Honourable Acts of Citizens. 270

Honourable Acts of Citizens.

George Chamberlain, Ironmonger, gave to Christ's Hospital 10l. To St. Thomas 5l. To St. Bartholomews 5l. Add to Bridewell 10l.

George Chamberlaine his Charity.

Thomas Church, Draper, gave to Christ's Hospital 10l. To Bridewell 10l. To St. Bartholomews 5l. and to St. Thomas 5l.

Thomas Church his Charity.

Andrew Banning, Grocer, gave for ever 120l. to the Company of Grocers, therewith to purchase Lands of 5l. Value Yearly, for the Relief of some poor Scholar in the University of Cambridge.

Andrew Banning his Love to Learning.

Randal Manning, Skinner, gave toward the Relief of Four poor Scholars Yearly, 40s. to each Scholar, being of Christ's and Emanuel Colleges in Cambridge, and this Gift to continue the Space of Thirty Years. Katharine, Wife to the said Randal Manning, gave also the Sum of 100l. that her Husband's Will might the more effectually be kept and performed.

Randal Manning his Love to Learning.

Hugh Cappe, Plaisterer, gave for Relief of the poor Children in Christ's Hospital, the Sum of 100l. He gave also to the Two Hospitals of St. Bartholomews, and St. Thomas in Southwark, 10l. to each House.

Hugh Cappe his liberal Charity.

Lewis Randall, Pewterer, gave unto Christ's Hospital 50l. and to St. Thomas's Hospital 20s.

Lewis Randall his Charity.

Henry Van Hilton, Merchant Stranger, and a Free Denison of London, gave unto Christ's Hospital, 30l.

A Stranger's Charity.

Humfrey Fox, Draper, gave to the poor Childrens Succour in Christ's Hospital, the Sum of 50l.

Humfrey Fox his Charity.

William Parker, Merchant Taylor, gave to Christ's Hospital, to purchase Lands for Maintenance of the poor Children, 500l.

William Parker his bountiful Charity.

He gave also to the Treasurer of Bridewell, to set Forty Boys on Work, which should be taken up begging in the Streets, and there bound Apprentices for Seven Years, to learn several Trades; for each Boy should have 5l. be paid to the Treasurer, until the Sum of 200l. should fully be run out.

Of this Man expect more, when I come to speak of the new Building of Aldersgate.

George Palin, Merchant, and Free of the Girdlers Society, by his last Will and Testament, to good and charitable Uses gave these Gifts following:

George Palin, his bountiful Charity.

First, he gave 900l. towards the erecting or building of certain Alms-houses, in or about the City of London, wherein Six poor People should have the yearly Allowance of 6l. 13s. 4d. to each Person.

Those Almshouses are builded near to Criplegate.

More, he gave towards the having a sweet Chime in Bow Church in London, 100l.

He gave to St. John Baptist, and Brazen-Nose Colleges in Oxenford, towards the maintaining of Four Scholars there Yearly, 300l. to each College, and to each Scholar 4l. yearly.

His Care and Love to Learning.

To the Six several Prisons in and about London, he gave 60l.

His Care for Prisoners, and the Poor.

He gave unto Christ's Hospital to purchase Lands, after the Rate of 20l. yearly, for Benefit of the Poor Children there, the Sum of 300l.

Moreover, in further Expression of his Zeal and Love to Learning, and for the like Uses as we have before declared, he gave to Trinity and St. John's College in Cambridge, the Sum of 600l.

His Zeal to Learning.

To the Hospital of St. Thomas in Southwark, he gave 50l.

Towards the bearing of such Scholars Charges, as should come (from Time to Time) to preach at Paul's Cross, he gave the Sum of 200l.

The Fruits of a Christian Faith.

He gave 132l. to be distributed to certain Parishes in London, to some 10l. to others 20l.

He gave to the Town of Wrenbury in Cheshire, 200l. to purchase Lands, after the Rate of Twenty Marks by the Year, for Relief of the Poor there.

His Care of poor People in the Country.

He gave also for Behoof of the Church there, the Sum of 30l.

He gave for Forty poor Gowns 40l.

This Gentleman gave these Gifts about the Year 1610, amounting in all to the Sum of 3600l. bestowing this, which was the better Part of all his Wealth, to Godly and Charitable Uses.]

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Laurence Campe, Draper, gave 40l. towards the Maintenance of poor Scholars in Cambridge, at the Discretion of Robert Meakin, Preacher of St. John's Church in Walbrooke.

Laurence Campe his Love to Learning.

Robert Dove, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, gave (in his Lifetime, and long before he died) to the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of that Worshipful Company, the Sum of 2958l. 10s. to be yearly employed in these good Uses following:

The worthy charitable Gifts of Mr. Robert Dove.

First, For the maintaining of Thirteen poor Almsmen in Gowns of good Cloth, well Lined, with a Silver Dove upon each Man's Left Sleeve. And Six other poor Men, termed Reversioners, to succeed in the Rooms of the Deceased Gownmen, they wearing Cloaks of good Cloth in the mean Time, with a Silver Dove also upon each Man's Left Arm: The yearly Allowance to perform this is 107l.

This Charity extendeth only to poor Brethren of the same Company.

He gave to the Schoolmaster 8l.

He gave also to the Poor of St. Buttolphs without Aldgate, in which Parish he dwelt and died, 20l. 9s.

To St. John Baptist's College in Oxenford, he gave 100l.

His Love to Learning.

To the Prisoners in the Two Compters of London, and to the Prisoners of Ludgate and Newgate, he gave 20l.

He gave to Christ's Hospital in London, to purchase Lands, after the Rate of 10l. yearly; and for one to instruct the Boys in Singing, 240l.

He gave to the Parish of St. Sepulchers, the Sum of 50l. that after the several Sessions in London, when the Prisoners remain in the Goal, as condemned Men to Death, expecting Execution on the Morrow following, the Clerk of the Church should come in the Night Time, and likewise early in the Morning, to the Window of the Prison where they lye, and there ringing certain Touls with a Hand Bell, appointed for the Purpose, he doth afterward (in most Christian Manner) put them in mind of their present Condition, and ensuing Execution, desiring them to be prepared therefore as they ought to be. When they are in the Carts, and brought before the Wall of the Church, there he standeth ready with the same Bell, and after certain Touls, rehearseth an appointed Prayer, desiring all the People there present to pray for them. The Beadle also of Merchant Taylors Hall, hath an honest allowed Stipend, to see that this be duly done.

A notable and most Christian Care for poor condemned Persons, and their going to their Death.

What else remaineth concerning this Man, expect when I come to speak of the Hall.

Mr. Dowe's Charities are more largely related in Portsoken Ward.