|Cordwainer Street Ward. [St. Mary le Bow.] ||20
Against the East side of the North Isle, a small Monument for Anne; daughter of
and Anne Perkins, Aged 6 years. In the middle Isle three other of their
Elizabeth Hanson daughter of Sir Rob. Hanson, Knight, some time Lord Mayor of
London. An. 1690. ætat. 23.
Sir Robert Hanson and his Lady Dame Katharine are buried in this Church.
Edward Jordan of the Middle Temple, Gent. espoused to the abovesaid Elizabeth
erected here a very fair Monument for her.
A mural Monument on the North Isle for John Seale of London, Merchant: Born in
Island of Jersey: Resided many years in Bilboa. Departed July 11. 1714. Aged
Another Monument against a Pillar on the North side for John Watts, Son of
Elizabeth Watts. Dyed July 22. 1705. Aged 8 years.
Peculiar Blessings bear the shortest Date.
And wondrous Births early resign to Fate, &c.
Given to the Lecturer of this Church of S. Aldermary 100l. by Mr. Garret,
Taylor, to endure as long as the Gospel should continue here: which as Dr.
he trusted would be to the Worlds End.
A Gift to the Lecturer.
This and divers other considerable Charities were given to this Parish; the
whereof are not come to my Hand. For the security thereof, and for due and just
Distribution of them, the Church-wardens formerly gave Bonds at their Entrance
Office. One of these Bonds I meet with given by John Huet Church-warden of S.
Aldermary in the year 1617. with two sufficient Persons bound with him, upon
300l. which Bond ran as followeth:
A Bond of the Churchwarden of this Parish.
The Condition, &c. that whereas the within bounden J.H. was of late elected
by the Parishioners of the Parish of our Lady Aldermary in the City of Lond. to
be one of
the Church-wardens, or Keepers of the Goods, Ornaments, Writings and Rents of
Parish for one year, now next ensuing: If therefore the said J.H. his Executors
Administrators, from tyme to tyme, when and as often, as he or they shal be
required thereunto by the within named T.R. his Executors or Assignes, do make
up, or cause, &c. to such Auditors as shal be appointed by the said
Parishioners in that
Behalf, or to any of them, a true, just, plain, and perfect Account in Writing,
as wel of al
and singular such Summ or Summes of Mony, Plate, Writings, Debts, Rents,
of Rents, Dutyes, Profits and other Goods, Thing, and Things whatsoever, which
from tyme to tyme, during the tyme that he, the said J.H. shal contynue
the said Parish, shall come to the Hands or Possession, Rule or Charge of the
said J. as
accident belonging or appertaining to the said Church, or to the Parishoners of
the same, in
respect of their said Church. And also, of al Payments and Discharges, which
disbursed or laid out by the said J, or his Assignes, for, or concerning the
said Church. As
also, of al the disposing of al such Parts and Parcels of those several Summs of
Hundred Pound, severally given and bequeathed by John Kemp, Draper, and Will.
Merchant Taylor, Citizens of London, to the said Parish; to and for certain Uses
mentioned in their several Testaments or last Wills, as shal likewise come to
the Hands, or
Disposition of the said J.H. during the Term aforesaid.
J. Hare, Arm.
And upon the making, or giving up of such Acts, do wel and truly pay and
cause to be paid and delivered, unto the said T.R. or to the Churchwarden that
succede, and come in the room and place of the said J. to and for the Use of the
Parish, al and singular such Sum or Summes of Mony, Plate, Rents, Writings,
other Goods, Thing and Things whatsoever, as by the same Account shal remain and
found to be due, and belonging to the said Parish and Church; or wherewith the
said J. his
Executors or Administrators, may then be charged with (al the said Payments and
disbursed as aforesaid, allowed.) And also, if the said J.H. his Executors, or
Administrators, do not at any time hereafter, release, or otherwise acquit or
said several Sums of a hundred Pound, or any part thereof, delivered or lent
out, or to be
delivered or lent out, according to the meaning and intent of the said several
any Bonds, as obligatory, or other Assurance made, or to be made for the payment
or any part thereof. Nor do any maner Act, Deed, or Thing, that shal or may
hurt or hinder the said Parish, for, touching, or concerning the said several
Sums of a
Hundred Pound, or any part or parcel thereof. Or any Bond or Assurance, had or
to be had or taken for the same, or any part or parcel thereof, other then by or
Receyt of the said Sum or Sums growing due upon the said Bonds, or Assurances:
Item. That if the within bounden J.H. Churchwarden of, &c. during al the
tyme of his
Churchwardenship, shall not commit or do, or cause, &c. any Act or Thing, or
touching and concerning the bargayning, selling, alienating, conveying, or
the Church Lands, Tenements, or Possessions whatsoever, or any part, &c.
Consent and Agreement of Eight other Persons, Parishoners of the said Parish;
already have been Churchwardens, or Guardians of the said Church Land or Goods:
default of them, such others as are or shall be most antient Parishoners, and of
Reputation, in the said Parish of our Lady Aldermary; first had and obtained in
under their Hands and Seals: Quod tunc, &c.
The Parish Church of St. MARY BOW.
At the upper end of Hosiar Lane towards West-Cheap, is the fair Parish Church of
Bow, called De Arcubus, of the Stone Arches or Bows on the Top of the Steeple,
Tower thereof. Which Arching was as well on the old Steeple, as on the New.
other Part of the Church seemeth to have been Arched at any time. Yet hath the
Church never been known by any other Name than S. Mary Bow or le Bow. Neither
that Church so called of the Court there kept, but the said Court taketh name of
wherein it is kept, and is called The Court of the Arches. But of what
Continuation, I cannot declare.
S. Mary Bow.
Why so called.
This Church, in the Reign of William the Conquerour, being the first in this
on Arches of Stone, was therefore called new Mary Church, or St. Mary de
New Mary Church or S. Mary Bow in