Candlewick Street Ward. S. Mary Abchurch. 183

Candlewick Street Ward. S. Mary Abchurch.

yea by cock, nay by cock, for other greater Oaths were spared: Some sang of Jenkin and Julian, &c. all which Melody liked well the Passenger, but he wanted Money to abide by it, and therefore gat him into Gravesend Barge, and home into Kent.

Candlewright, so called in old Records of the Guildhall, of St. Mary Overies, and other, or Candlewicke Street, took that Name (as may be supposed) either of Chaundlers, or Makers of Candles, both Wax and Tallow: for Candlewright is a Maker of Candles, or of Weeke, which is the Cotten or Yarn thereof: or otherwise Wike, which is the Place where they used to work them; as Scalding wike by the Stocks Market was called of the Poulters dressing and scalding their Poultry there. And in divers Countries, Dayrie-houses, or Cottages wherein they make Butter and Cheese, are usually called Wickes. There dwelled also of old time divers Weavers of Woollen Clothes, brought in by Edward III. For I read that in the 44th of his Reign, the Weavers, brought from Flanders, were appointed their meetings to be in the Churchyard of Saint Laurence Poultney; and the Weavers of Brabant in the Churchyard of St. Mary Sommerset. There were then in this City Weavers of divers Sorts, to wit, of Drapery, of Tapery, and Napery. These Weavers of Candlewright Street being in short time worn out, there Place is now possessed by rich Drapers, Sellers of Woollen Cloth, &c.

Candlewright or Candlewick Street is a working place.

Weavers in Candlewick Street.

Brought out of Flanders and Brabant.

Drapers in their rooms.

The Parish Church of St. CLEMENT Eastcheap.


On the North side of this Ward, at the West end of Eastcheap, have ye St. Clements Lane, a part whereof, on both Sides, is of Candlewicke Street Ward; to wit, somewhat North, beyond the Parish Church of St. Clement in Eastcheap.

St. Clements Lane.

This Church was repaired and beautified at the Cost and Charge of the Parishioners in the Year of our Lord God 1632.



John Stoner,
Thomas Priestman,

This is a small Church, void of Monuments, other than of,

St. Clement n Eastcheap.

Frauncis Barnam, Alderman, who deceased 1575. and of Benedict Barnam his Son, Alderman also 1598.

William Chartney and William Overie founded a Chantry there.

Francisci Barneham, Civis, Senatoris, Vicecomitis Londinensis: Aliciæq; Uxoris suæ, è Bradbrigeorum Familia, æternæ Memoriæ. Vixit Annos LX.
Obiit Xo Maii,

A fair Tomb on the North side of the Quire, made into the Wall.

Filios genuit

A. M.

Deo & Posteris.
Benedictus Barneham, filius junior Francisci Barneham, Senatoris, & quondam Vicecomitis London, cum iisdem honoribus, quibus Pater summa cum laude in hac Urbe functus fuisset. Et ex Dorothea Uxore charissima, filia Ambrosii Smith, unius è filiis Joannis Smith, de Wocock, in Com. Leicestriæ, Armigeri; Quinque filias, Elizabetham, Aliciam, Dorotheam, Bridgetam & Benedictam superstites & hæredes reliquisset: Quarum minor natu Benedicta, paulo post hunc erectum Tumulum diem obiit. Ipse quod à terra accepit, hic terræ commendavit. Quod verò è C┼ôlo, lætus lubensq; Christo reddi- dit, summumque sui desiderium omnibus bonis ob eximiam prudentiam, doctrinam, eloquentiam, & præclara in hanc Urbem merita reliquit. Vixit Annos 39. Obiit Aprilis die tertio,
Anno Dom. 1598.

Another beautiful Tomb on the South side of the Quire.

Monumentum ELIZABETHæ.

In the FIGURE of a BOOK.

Psal. 125.
They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Sion, which cannot be removed, but remaineth for ever.


Spain's Rod, Rome's Ruine,
Netherlands Relief,
Heavens Jem, Earths Joy,
Worlds Wonder, Natures Chief.

On the one side of the Monument.

Britain's Blessing, England's Splendor,
Religions Nurse, the Faiths Defender.

On the other side.

I have fought a good Fight, I have finished my Couse, &c.]

Since the rebuilding of this Church, there is but one Monument set up in it: which is against the South Wall, for the beloved Wife of John Cater of this Parish Merchant. She was Daughter of Abraham Wessel, sometime Merchant of this City. She departed 2. March 1694. And a Son named John lyes buried by his Mother.

A late Monument.

J. S.

This new Church appears a goodly fair Church: and hath a pair of Organs.

There was no Parsonage House; but only one Room reserved to the Rector before the Fire. And since the rebuilding of the City, the Rector receiveth 5l. yearly in consideration of the said Room. But it appears by a Parochial Visitation An. 1636. that there was a Parsonage House, which was let for 10l per Ann.


There be several Gifts belonging to this Parish. A Memorial of which with the Names of the Donors is kept within the Parish.]


Next, is St. Nicolas Lane, for the most part on both Sides of this Ward, almost to St. Nicolas Church.

The Parish Church of St. MARY Abchurch.


Then is Abchurch Lane, which is on both sides almost wholly of this Ward: the Parish Church there (called of St. Mary Abchurch, Apechurch, or Upchurch, as I have read it) standeth somewhat near unto the South end thereof, on a rising Ground.

Abchurch Lane.

St. Mary Abchurch.

This Church was repaired and beautified at the proper Cost and Charge of the Parishioners in the Year of our Lord God 1611.



William Stanley,
John Cornish,

It was a fair Church. But burnt down in the great Fire: rebuilt, supported by Pillars, with a large Cupolo almost the Compass of the Church. There is fine Altar-piece of Wainscot, with a Pellican feeding her young with her Blood. This Church was finished Anno 1686.

The new built Church.

J. S.

The Advowson of St. Mary de Abchurch did sometime belong to the Prior of St. Mary Overie. After, it came by Exchange 26 Hen. IV. to the College of St. Laurence Pountney, together with a Pension of 40s. issuing out of the said Church: the said College in lieu thereof making over to the said Prior a Tenement in the Parish of Alhallows Super Cellarium. And there were Letters Patents 27 Hen. VI. for appropria-

This Church belonged to Poultneys College.