Limestreet Ward. St. Augustine's Papey. 87

Limestreet Ward. St. Augustine's Papey.

Also against the North End of this St. Mary Street, was sometime one other Parish Church of St. Augustine, called St. Augustine in the Wall, for that it stood adjoining to the Wall of the City, and otherwise called St. Augustines Papey, or the Poor, as I have read in the Reign of Edward III.

Parish Church of St. Augustine in the Wall, made a Chapel to the Papey, and since pulled down, made a Stable.

In this Parish an Earl of Oxford had his Inn: and the last Will of Agnes Lady Bardolph Anno 1403. was dated from hence, in these Words; Hospitio, &c. from the Inn of the Habitation of the Lord, the Earl of Oxenford, in the Parish of St. Augustines de Papey, London.]

Earl of Oxford had his Inn in S. Augustine's Papey.

J. S.

About the year 1430. in the Reign of H. VI. the same Church was allowed to the Brethren of the Papey, the House of poor Priests, whereof I have spoken in Aldgate Ward.

The Donation of this Parish Church, (about the year 1430.) with the Churchyard, a Messuage and Garden thereunto belonging, may be worth the recording in this Place. And therefore I shall set it down, as I have met with it in the incomparable Library of the Honourable Robert Harley, Esq; now Earl of Oxon. (the Copy whereof seems to have sometime belonged to John Stow) It is as follows;

The Donation of St. Augustine's Church to the Papey.

J. S.

"BE it known unto all Men by these Presents, that I Richard Wodehouse, Parson of All Saints Church in the Wall of London in Bradstreet Ward, by Assent and Licence of William, Prior of the Trinity House within Aldgate, and the Covent of the same house, being Patrons of All Saints Church, and of the Chapel, late the Parish Church, called Papey Church, late in the Parish of All Saints aforesaid, in Aldgate Ward, situate at Beausmarkes next London Wall: Also, by Consent, Assent, and Licence of the Reverend Father in Christ William, by God's Grace Bishop of London, Ordinary of the same, have confirmed to R. the aforesaid Chapel, late the Parish Church, called Papey Church, with the Churchyard, together with a certain Tenement or Messuage, and Garden adjoining to the said Chapel, with all things else that ought of right to pertain to the said Chapel. Which Chapel, Churchyard, Messuage and Garden, are jointly situate in the aforsaid Parish of All Saints: And containeth in Length in the South side by the King's Highway from the Garden which pertaineth to the Chamber in Guildhall of London, and is now in the Tenure of Richard Wymarke, toward the West, unto the King's Way toward the East, 57 Roods and one Foot of Assize: in Length in the North part next London, from the foresaid Garden toward the West unto the King's said Highway toward the East, sixty Roods of Assize: And in Breadth in the West End toward the said Garden, unto the King's Highway, eight Roods of Assize. William Eastfield then Maior of London; William Russ, Ralph Holand Sheriffs, and Stephen Brown then Alderman of Aldgate Ward."

Biblioth. Harlian.

On the other Side is an Instrument, shewing the Foundation of this Hospital, the Founders thereof, and the Cause; to wit, out of Compassion to poor decayed Priests, and for their Relief and Subsistence. The Instrument is as follows:

"TO all the Sons of our Holy Mother the Church, to whom and to whose knowledge these Letters or the Contents of them shall come, and those whom the Writing underneath do touch, or shall hereafter touch; Thomas Syminesson Parson of the Parish Church of All Saints at the Wall of the City of London, together with the Church of St. Augustines Papey of the same City, by ordinary Authority, and for true, lawful and honest Causes, joined, annexed and incorporated to the same Church of All Saints, and William Cleve Chaplain of the Chantry founded at the Altar of St. John Baptist in the Church of the Blessed MARY of Aldermary Church of London; and William Barnaby, one of the Chantry of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's in London; and John Stafford Chaplain, of the City of London; send greeting in our Lord everlasting;"

" KNOW ye all by theses Presents, that the most excellent Prince in Christ, and our Lord and Master, the famous Henry VI. King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, of his especial Grace, sure knowledge and mere Motion, by Advice and Assent of his great Council, by his Letters Patents, the Tenor of which are underwritten, To us and to others, hath graciously granted and given Licence for him and his Heirs, as much as in him is; That we three, or any two of us, begin, make, found, ordain, unite and establish, in the Honour of St. Charity and St. John Evangelist, a certain perpetual Fraternity or Brotherhood, as of our selves and other Chaplains of Chantries, and Hirelings, as of other honest Men whosoever, in some Place convenient and honest of the same City, which we shall provide for that purpose: For the Relief and Sustenance of such poor Priests, decayed through Poverty, and detained by Diseases, as have nothing to live on, but (as well to the great Dishonour of God, as the Reproach of the Clergy, and Shame to Holy Church) do miserably beg; To pray devoutly as well for the good State and Prosperity of the foresaid King and Kingdom of England, and the Nobility and Peers thereof, as for the Brethren and Sisters of the said Fraternity, and Brotherhood, as now plainly and fully appeareth in the aforesaid Letters Patents, here inserted: unto which we refer you."

" Whereupon we, William Cleve, William Barnaby, and John Stafford, the Chaplains aforesaid, considering that the Premisses are good, godly and meritorious, and minding effectually and surely to establish the said Fraternity, in the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, the glorious Virgin Mary, St. Charity and St. John Evangelist, in whose Honour the foresaid Fraternity by the King's Licence given and granted, as is said, is founded and adjoined, we begin and proceed after this Order, &c. " And