Ealdgate Ward. St. Andrew Undershaft. 71

Ealdgate Ward. St. Andrew Undershaft.

Mr Simon Burton, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, by his Deed indented, dated the 14. of January, 1579. hath appointed 32s. to be given yearly for ever to eight poor Widows, or poor Housholders of the said Parish; To be issuing out of all that Messuage or Tenement, set and being in the said Parish, late in the Tenure or Occupation of Peter Hewes, and Edward Hyde: To be paid to the Church Wardens of the said Parish, for the use of the Poor aforesaid, every Quarter 8s. or within forty Days after every Quarter for ever, quarterly, to every of the said eight Persons, 12d. a piece.

Also, he gave unto St. Thomas's Hospital, two Closes of Land or Meadow Ground, lying in the Parish of Shoreditch; upon Condition, that the Governours of the said Hospital, or their Assigns, shall give unto thirty poor Persons of the said Parish (whereof the Minister, Clerk and Sexton to be three of them) on the 21. 22. 23. Days of December, yearly for ever, the Sum of 26s. whereof 20s. to be paid amongst the thirty Poor, by 8d. a piece, and the other 6s. for a Sermon yearly to be made for ever in Lent.

Mr. Hugh Offley, Citizen and Alderman of London, by his last Will and Testament, dated the 2. Day of October, 1594. and by an Indenture of the same date, explaining his Mind; gave to the Parson and Church Wardens of the said Parish, and their Successors for ever, an Annuity or Rent Charge of 4l. to be issuing out of his Messuages or Tenements in Lime Street, London, and within the said Parish: Then, or lately in the several Tenures of Thomas Offley, his Son, John Norman, James Boomer, Susanna Garret, Widow, Thomas Blomefield, and Widow Allison; or their Assigns: To be paid yearly at the Feast of the Birth of our Lord God, and the Nativity of St. John Baptist, or within fourteen Days next ensuing either of the said Feasts, by even Portions, with a Distress for Non Payment thereof: To the end and intent, that on the first Sunday in every Month, monthly for ever, there shall be given to twelve of the poorest Persons inhabiting in the said Parish, to be named and appointed by the Parson and Church Wardens, for the time being, receiving the Communion in the said Church, if any be there celebrated, each of them 3d. a peice in Money and a Penny Loaf of Bread. And to the Clerk monthly 4d. in Money, and to the Sexton 3d. in Money, and and one Penny Loaf, being the Advantage of the 12d.

Also, he gave 5s. a Year, for ever yearly, to be paid to such Parson or Curate, as shall monthly minister the Communion to the said poor People: And to a learned Preacher for four several Sermons, to be made in the said Parish Church at four several Days yearly for ever, 5s. for every Sermon.

Mr. William Hanbury, Citizen and White-Baker of London, by a Surrender bearing Date Aug. 11. 1595. did give unto his Daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Spearing, Wife of Mr. George Spearing Merchant, certain Copyhold Land, lying and being in Stebunheath and Radcliffe, in the County of Middelsex; upon Condition that she, her Heirs or Assigns, shall pay to the Parson and Churchwardens of the said Parish, for the use of the poor People there, 52s. yearly for ever, at the Birth of our Lord God and the Purification of our Lady the Virgin; which (by consent of the Parish) is bestowed among the Poor abroad, on Wednesday Weekly 12d.

Mrs. Alice Hanbury, Widow, by her last Will and Testament, dated December 3. 1595. did give unto the said Mr. George Spearing one Tenement in the said Parish, wherein William Bridges a Taylor then dwelled; upon condition, that the said George, his Heirs or Assigns, shall pay to the Churchwardens of the said Parish, and their Successors, to the use of the poor and impotent People there, 13s. 4d. yearly for ever, at the Feasts of the Annunciation of our Lady and St. Michael the Archangel, by even Portions; or else to assure to the said Parish the like Value in some other Place: Which Sum (by consent of the Parish) is given in Coals amongst the Poor yearly for ever at Christmas.

Mr. Ralfe Carter, Citizen and Salter of London, by his Deed indented, dated the 22d Day of October, 1576. hath goven to divers Feoffees, between the Parishes of Alhallows in Lumbard street and St. Andrew Undershaft, after the Decease of Alice his Wife, one Messuage, with a Garden, called the Half Moon, in East Smithfield, in the Parish of St. Botolph's without Ealdgate, to the end that there should be distributed to the Poor in either Parish, in Bread, every Sunday Weekly for ever, 1s. and 30s. in Coals to either Parish, between Midsummer and Christmas for ever.

Mrs. Margaret Moore, Widow, late Wife of William Moore, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, by her Deed indented, dated the 10th Day of May, 1583. hath given to divers Feoffees of the said Parish, one Messuage, which she had by the Gift of her said Husband, and situate in the same Parish now in the Occupation of Thomas Fitall; to the end that there should be distributed to the Poor there yearly for ever 20s. at the Discretion of the Parson and Churchwardens: And to a Preacher to make four Sermons quarterly, every year for ever 20s.

Dame Mary Ramsey, late Wife to Sir Thomas Ramsey, Knt. Alderman and Lord Maior of London, by her Testament and last Will, dated the 19th of Jan. 1596. gave to the Lord Maior, Commonalty and Citizens of London, one Messuage or Tenement, situated in the Parish of St. Peter the Poor in Broadstreet Ward, London, then or late in the Occupation of Richard Hull, Citizen and Draper; To the end that they should yearly (after her Decease) pay to the Parson and Churchwardens of this Parish 40s. to be distributed among the Poor of the said Parish, at the Discretion of the Parson and Churchwardens then being, and by Direction and Allowance of two of the chiefest Parishioners: And to the like use for ever, 20s. more yearly for ever, after Decease of one Elizabeth Worley, in the County of Northampton, to be paid and distributed in the like manner.

Mr. John Hide, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, by his last Will and Testament, dated the 8th Day of September, 1604, did give unto the Parson and Churchwardens of the said Parish and their Successors, a yearly Rent of Coals, to be issuing out of all and every his Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the Precinct of the Minories without Aldgate, London, to be paid yearly at the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, for ever, or within 30 Days next ensuing with Distress for Non-payment thereof: To the intent that there should be bestowed yearly in old Clift Charcoals 30s. thereof, and one other 12d. yearly given to some trusty body, to see the due measuring thereof: And the same Coal to be delivered to the Poor of the same Parish always two Days before St. Michael the Archangel yearly, by Advice of the Parson and Churchwardens for the time being, and 3 or 4 Ancients of the said Parish.

Mr. Edmond Hill, Citizen and Draper of London, by his Testament and last Will, dated the 5th Day of August, 1609. did give and bequeath to the Churchwardens and Parishioners of this Parish the Sum of 52l. to be employed by the

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