|Cornhil Ward. Kygnstons Chantry. ||142
Another Matter happened in this Church of St. Peters. In the 15 Hen. 3. one
Wainefuntaines was struck with a Knife by some unknown Person in Pauls
Churchyard; so that he died the next Day. One Geffrey Russel Clerk was with him
when he was struck, and fled to the Church of St. Peters: and would not come to
Peace of our Lord the King, nor go out of the Church. But afterwards escaped:
Sheriffs having caused the Churchyard to be kept. But notwithstanding he
under the Custody.
One takes Sanctuary at S. Peters.
Before I leave this Parish of St. Peters, an ancient Will (a true Copy whereof I
Mr. Roland, formerly a Parishioner here) made by one William Elliot, with large
and Grants to the Rector and Parish, for a Chantry to celebrate his Anniversary,
procuring divers Ceremonies in this Church.
William of Kingstons of this Parish his last Will, 1375.
A Extract of a Will of William the Son of Henry Elliot, called William Kyngston,
Citizen and Fishmonger of London in the year 1375, 49 Ed. 3.
to be approaching on me, I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God, and the Blessed
Mary his Moder, and to all Saints, and my Body to be buried before the Aultar of
H. Trinity in the Church of St. Peter upon Cornhil, London; where my Tomb is now
made. Item, I bequeath unto Sir John Mansyn, Parson of the said Church, and to
Successors, Parsons of the said Church, and to four of the honester and trustier
Parishioners of the said Parish, al my Land, Tenements, &c. with al and
Appurtinences, situate in the Parish of S. Peter upon Cornhil, and S. Magnus the
Martyr of Brugstrete London; to find two fit Chaplains, perpetually to celebrate
Rites at the Aultar aforesaid for my Soul, and the Soules of Sarah and Alynor my
Wives, and the Soules of my Fader and Moder, and al to whom I am deservedly
bound, and of al the faithful deceased: And to find two Torches as often as
needful to serve for the lifting of the Body of Christ every day at the Mass of
said Chaplains. To find one Lamp perpetually burning every Day and Night before
High Cross in the Church of S. Peters aforesaid. And to pay yearly to the
2s. Sterling, to keep, and light the said Lamp, as often when it shalbe needful.
also to pay yearly to the Fabrick of the Body of the said Church of St. Peter
Sterling. And I wil, that the said Parson of the Church of S. Peter and his
shal have yearly to themselves of the Tenements aforesaid 10s. and no more per
in peril of their Souls in the Day of Judgment: To say every year Placebo and
and one solemn Mass in the Day of my Anniversary: And also to pay unto three
Chaplains on the sayd Day to pray for my Soul, and the Souls aforesaid, that is
to every of them 4d. Sterling.
A Chantry founded here.
Of which said Tenements, three do ly in the Street called Grace-church Street.
one is situated betwixt the Tenement of Gunner Horn, and the Tenement late of
John Nevyl Knt. on the North part of the Tenement: on Wil. Glovers on the South
and extendeth it self from the Kings Street towards the West unto the Tenement
Nevyl toward the East, &c.
"Item, I bequeath unto the said John Mansyn and to his Successors the
Reversion of al
the Tenements which were of William Bishop in the same Parish, of the Shops with
Appurtinences, &c. and eight Shops, &c. and
four, &c. with Gardens and with al their Appurtinences - To the
Sustentation of the
said two Chaplains, and to find Torches, a Lamp: and also to pay al other things
aforesaid and underwritten, to be done and found for ever.
"Item, I wil that the said two Chaplains which in Form aforesaid shall be
shall have yearly and receive every of them 7l.
"Item, I bequeath and will, that al Rents and Profits whatsoever, coming of my
Tenements aforesaid, and of the Reversion of the Tenements aforesaid, of the
and Gardens, when it shall happen, shall be collected and received by the four
Men, Parishioners, and their Successors, Parishioners of the said Church. So
and perform the said Legacies, and my Will in this my Testament contained.
"Item, I bequeath to the four said Trusty Men, which for the time shall be
Receivers of the Rents and Profits whatsoever, coming of the Tenements, &c.
the Reversions, &c. shalbe chosen immediately after me Decease, by the said
the Church, and by eight of the better sort of the Parishioners, and of my
And that those Men so chosen, at the end of every Year, between the Feasts of
Michael and All-Saints, shall render a faithful Account of the Receits and
the Presence of the Parson, &c. and of my Executors, as long as they shalbe
And that at he same time every year one of the said four Collectors shalbe
chosen by the
said Collectors, to be principal Labourer for the year ensuing: And so from year
for ever. And that the principal Labourer shall have to himself, for his Labour
Reparation of the Tenements, and in fulfilling mysaid Will, and for his Pains
that year, 6s.8d. And that every of the said three Collectors shall have 3s.
"Item, I will and bequeath, that the the like Assembly and Election as is
aforesaid for the
said four Collectors by the said Parson and Parishioners, and their Successors
made, as often and when it shalbe needful for ever; to have and to hold alway
foresaid Lands and Tenements, together with the Reversion of the Land and
sometime of Will. Bishops, and with al and singular their Appurtinences, unto
Sir John Mansyn, and his Successors, Parsons of the said Church: And to the four
Collectors and their Successors; which in Form aforesaid, shalbe, to fulfil all
Bequests of the same Lands and Tenements in this my Will and Testament
the chief Lord of the Fees thereof by the Services, which to the said Land and
Tenements appertain for ever.
"Item, I bequeath 20l. of Silver, to the Sustentation and Reparation of my
aforesaid, when need shall be. Which said Money I do will shall remain in a Box
Custody of the four Collectors, until my said Tenements shall happen to be
amended. And in the mean time the poor Parishioners shall have the Use of the
Money, by the Delivery of the four Collectors, upon sufficient Pledge, or other
sufficient Security, &c.
"And if it shall happen my Tenements aforesaid with the Appurtinance to be
farm for any Sum of Money over and besides my Legacies, and the necessary
Reparations of the said Tenements; then I will and bequeath the said Sum of
shalbe put into the said"