Honourable Acts of Citizens. 273

Honourable Acts of Citizens.

Mr. George Smithes, Goldsmith, and Alderman of London, gave to Christ's Hospital 10l. And to Bridewell 10l.

George Smithes his Charity.

Sir William Bowyer, Grocer, Alderman and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1543, gave to the several Prisons in and about London, the Sum of 200l.

William Bowyer his Charity.

Sir John Lion, Grocer, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1554, gave to Christ's Hospital, St. Bartholomews, St. Thomas in Southwark, and Bridewell, 100l.

Sir John Lion his Charity.

Sir Richard Champion, Draper, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1565, gave the Sum of 19l. 14s. Yearly, to a Christian and Charitable Work, formerly begun by Sir John Milbourne, Draper, Alderman and Lord Maior of London likewise, and with the like Yearly Allowance of 19l. 14s. towards the Maintenance of Thirteen poor Almshouses at Tower Hill, and near to the Dwelling of the Lord Lumley.

Sir Richard Champion, his Charity for Relief of the Poor.

Sir Christopher Draper, Ironmonger, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1566, gave to the Prisons in and about London, and Bethlem withal, 68l.

Sir Christopher Draper his Charity.

Sir Lionel Ducket, Mercer, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1572, gave to be distributed among the Hospitals in London, the Sum of 100l.

Sir Lionel Ducket his Charity.

Sir Thomas Ramsey, Grocer, Alderman and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1577, gave also in Distribution among the said Hospitals, 60l.

Sir Thomas Ramsey his Charity.

Sir Wolstane Dixie, Skinner, Maior 1586, gave as followeth:

Sir Wolstane Dixy, his charitable Benevolence.

He founded a Free School at Bosworth, and endowed it with 20l. Yearly.

To Christ's Hospital in London he gave Yearly for ever 42l.

For a Lecture in St. Michael Bassings Hall, Yearly, 10l.

To the Poor of Newgate, 20l.

His Bounty to Prisons in divers Places.

To the Two Compters, and to Ludgate and Bethlem, to each of them 10l.

To the Four Prisons in Southwark, 20l. 13s. 4d.

To the Poor of Bassings Hall 10l.

To Emanuel College in Cambridge, to buy Lands for the Maintenance of Two Fellows, and Two Scholars, 600l.

Out of his Love to Learning.

To the building of the College 50l.

To be lent unto poor Merchants, 500l.

To poor Merchants.

To the Hospitals of St. Bartholomew, and St. Thomas, 50l. to each.

To Hospitals, and poor Maids Marriages, &c.

To the Poor of Bridewell 20l.

To poor Maids Marriages, 100l.

To poor Strangers of the Dutch and French Church, 50l.

Towards the Building of the Pesthouse, 200l.

To the Pesthouse.

Sir John Hart, Grocer, Alderman and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1589, erected and founded of a Free School in Yorkshire, with the Allowance of 30l. Yearly to a Master and an Usher.

Sir John Hart his Care of Learning, and Respect of the Poor.

Sir John Allot, Fishmonger, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, gave likewise in Distribution among the said Hospitals, 66l. 13s.

Sir John Allot his Charity.

Sir William Webb, Salter, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1591, gave like- wise to be distributed among the said Hospitals, 80l.

Sir William Webbe his Charity.

Sir Stephen Slanie, Skinner, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1595, beside his bountiful Charity to the several Hospitals, gave to be bestowed among the several Prisons, the Sum of 100l.

Sir Stephen Slanie his Charity.

Mr. Thomas Skinner, Clothworker, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1596, gave to the several Hospitals in and about London, 120l. to be equally divided among them.

Thomas Skinner his Charity.

Sir Robert Lee, Merchant Taylor, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, 1602, gave also in Distribution among the said Hospitals, 42l.

Sir Robert Lee his Charity.

Sir John Watts, Clothworker, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1606, gave unto Christ's Hospital the Sum of 10l. and to St. Thomas's Hospital in Southwark, 20l.

Sir John Watts his Charity.

Sir Henry Rowe, Mercer, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, 1607, gave likewise to be distributed among the same Hospitals, the Sum of 100l.

Sir Henry Rowe his Charity.

Sir Humphrey Weld, Grocer, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1608. gave to be distributed among the several Hospitals, the Sum of 100l.

Sir Humphrey Weld his Charity.

Sir Thomas Cambell, Ironmonger, Alderman and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1609. gave to Christ's Hospital the Sum of 20l. And to the Two Hospitals of St. Bartholomew's, and St. Thomas, 5l. to each House.

Sir Thomas Cambell his Charity.

Sir James Pemberton, Goldsmith, and lately Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1611, in his Lifetime, founded a Free School at Heskin, in the Parish of Ekklesden, in Lancashire, endowing it with 50l. Yearly.

Sir James Pemberton his Love to Learning, and to the Poor.

He gave also to Christ's Hospital, 500l.

He gave to his Company of Goldsmiths 200l.

To divers Prisons he gave 100l.

And to sundry poor Parishes he gave charitably, leaving it to his Executors Discretion.

Sir John Swinnerton, Merchant Taylor, Alderman, and Lord Maior of London, in the Year 1612, gave unto Christ's Hospital the Sum of 100l. And to the other Three Hospitals, of St. Bartholomews, St. Thomas, and Bridewell, 10l. to each House.

Sir John Swinnerton his Charity.

Sir William Craven, Kt. Alderman, and sometime Lord Maior of this City; by his last Will, made Anno 1617, gave to the poor Prisoners in Newgate, Ludgate, and the Two Compters, the Sum of 40l. viz. 10l. to each. Item, To the poor Children of Christ's Hospital, the Sum of 100l. Item, towards the Relief and curing of Sick, Sore, and Diseased Persons in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, the Sum of 100l. Item, To the Hospital of Bridewell, towards the setting of Sturdy Beggars, Idle and Vagrant Persons on Work, 100l. Item, Towards the Relief of Sick, Sore, and Diseased Persons in St. Thomas's Hospital in Southwark, 100l.

J. S.

Sir William Craven his charitable Gifts.

Copy of his Will.

J. Hare, Richmond Herald.

Besides, to be distributed on the Day of his Burial, to the Poor of divers Parishes in London, according to the Discretion of his Executors, 100l. And to Six Parishes in Southwark, 10l. to each. To One Hundred poor People to attend his Funeral, Black Gowns, and 12d. apiece. To the Parish of St. John Evangelist, 100l.

To