Honourable Acts of Citizens. 275

Honourable Acts of Citizens.

To all other his Sisters Children unmarried, each, 10l.

To Mrs. Rachel Corselis, my Ladies Cousin and Goddaughter, 2000l.

To Mr. Lucas Corselis, her Brother, 1000l.

To Mr. Isaac Vanpain, my Ladies Cousin, 200l.

To Mrs. Josentia Depril, another Cousin, 50l.

To Mr. Ruschout, another Cousin, 50l.

To Mrs. Casseir, another Cousin, 100l.

To Mrs. Jacobmentian, another Cousin, 50l.

To Mr. Thomas Handson, Sir James's Godson, 100l.

To the Children of his Cousin Clarke, 100l.

To Richard Peate, his Acquaintance, 100l.

To the Children of John Voquer, his Acquaintance, 20l.

To Mr. Mosse, Underchamberlain, 6l. 13s. 4d.

To Mr. Michel, the Town Clark, 5l.

To Mr. Wiseman, the Remembrancer, 5l.

To James Oyle, 5l.

To Mr. Farnaby, 5l.

To his old Waterbearer, 5l.

To Bur, the Beadle, 5l.

To Mr. Merrick, the Scrivener, 10l.

To Mr. Smith, a Silenced Minister, 40l.

To Dr. Holdsworth, to preach at his Funeral, 25l.

To Mr. Warren, the Lecturer of St. Peters Poor, 10l.

To the Reader of the same, 5l.

To the Clark of the same, 2l.

To Dr. Hall of Barkin, 20l.

To the Reader and Lecturer of Barkin, 4l.

To Mr. Maddison of Wansted, 5l.

To the Clarks of Barkin and Wansted, 3l.

To Mr. Mason, of St. Andrews Undershaft, 5l.

To the Parson of St. Olaves Jury, 5l.

To the Clark of the same, 2l.

To all such Servants that are now dwelling with him, and other poor Retainers, to be disposed at such Times, and in such Parcels as his Lady pleaseth, 300l.

To his Servant Edward Browne, 20l.

To his Servant Abraham Taylor, 100l.

To the Parishioners of St. Olaves Jewry, for their Leave to erect his Monument, 100l.

To Six Score poor Men, in Money or Gowns, 120l.

To be given at his Funeral to poor Beggars, 200l.

To the Poor of St. Olaves Jewry, St. Peters Poor, and Barkin in Essex, 200l.

To the Poor of Allhallows Barkin, 10l.

To the Dutch and French Poor, 100l.

To poor decayed Ministers, not to exceed 5l. nor less than 40s. apiece, 500l.

To the Gentlemen of the Artillery, for their Stock, 100l.

For their Dinner, 66l. 13s. 4d.

To the Provost Marshals, for their Attendance at the Funeral, 4l.

To repair the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 1000l.

To the Company of Ironmongers, to be lent young Beginners, 100l. a Man, upon good Security, 1300l.

The Interest of 50l. for the Clark to make Bonds, 50l.

For the Companies Dinner, 30l.

To the Company of French Merchants for their Dinner, 25l.

To enlarge the Hospital of St. Thomas in Southwark, with more Lodging for poor Sick, 1500l.

To Christ's Hospital, 500l.

To the other Two Hospitals, viz. Bridewell, and St. Bartholomew, 200l.

To Bethlehem, 100l.

More, to Bridewell, for a Stock to set on Work poor Vagrants that are delivered out of the Goal, to keep them from further Pilfering, 2000l.

To the Governors of the Hospitals, for their Dinner, 66l. 13s. 4d.

For Relief and Release of poor Prisoners in and about London, that lie in Durance for small Debts, 1000l.

For Redemption of poor Captives from Turkish Slavery, 1000l.

For Erecting of a Free School at Barkin in Essex, 666l. 13s. 4d.

For Erecting of a Bridge near Wansted, 250l.

For the Supply of a Stock of Coals, which his Father began, 500l.

To the Executors to dispose of in such charitable and pious Uses, as they shall think fit, to be accomplished within Two Years, 10000l.

To the Executors, for their Care and Pains in performing his Will, 1500l.

The Total is, 48967l. 6s. 8d.

But if his Estate, by bad Debts, or otherwise, will not amount to pay all these Legacies, then the last 1500l. or so much as shall be wanting, must be deducted out of the 10000l. left to be disposed.

These Legacies were, soon after his Death, set forth in Print by his Servant, Edward Browne, Ironmonger, whose Name is among the Legatees. The Reason of his so doing, was to prevent the withdrawing of any Part of these Legacies by the Executors, and dividing them among themselves; as there was a Whispering (though perhaps unjustly) that there was: And that they intended every one to take a Third Part of the 10000l. to their own proper Use. He was employed under the Executors, being a good Clark, to receive Monies, and pay the Legacies. And some there were that persuaded the Lady Cambell, Widow of the said Sir James Cambell, to discharge him her Service. For the preventing whereof, and for the continuing him in his said Employement; in order to the more punctual and faithful Payment of these Legacies, he put up a Petition to the King, to interpose his Royal Commandment to the Worshipful Executors of his late Master, Sir James Cambell's last Will and Testament, to continue the Petitioner's Endeavours, in receiving Monies, and paying Legacies, as formerly he had done; till the Will of the Testator were really performed. And then to recompence his Labour according to Equity. The King accordingly granted his Petition, in these Words, underwritten, Soit Droit, comme est desire: That is, Let Right be done, as is desired.

Edw. Brown, his Servant, publishes these Legacies.

And why.

And before this Royal Grant of his Petition, many of the Aldermen, and other Persons of Quality in the City, gave their Testimonials under their Hands to the Executors, of Brown's Sufficiency, with their Desires to them to continue him in the said Office: In these Words: "In the mean Time, we desire the Worshipful Executors of his Master's last Will and Testament, to make Use of his honest Endeavours, as formerly they have, except they conceive just Cause to the contrary. Dated the 24th of November, 1642."

      Knights and Aldermen of London.
Sir George Whitmore,
Sir Nicholas Rainton,
Sir Henry Garway,
Sir Edmond Wright,
Sir John Cordell,
Sir Thomas Soame,
Sir Jacob Garrad,
Si John Wollastone,
Sir George Clarke,