|Coleman street Ward. [Monuments.] ||58
Charge of the Parishioners, in the Year of our Lord God, 1621.
There be Monuments in this Church, of Reginald Coleman, Son to Robert Coleman,
there 1383. This said Robert Coleman may be supposed the first Builder or Owner
Coleman street; and that St. Stephen's Church, then builded in Coleman street,
was but a
Chappel belonging to the Parish Church of S. Olave in the Jewry. For we read
that John Forest, Vicar of St. Olaves, and of the Chappel annexed of St.
in the Year 1399. [Ths may be some Argument which I overpass.]
Clopton, Mercer, Maior, deceased 1496. Anselme Becket, John Julian, William
had Chauntries there. Sir Brian Tuke, Kt. Treasurer of the Chamber to King
1536. and Dame Grisilde his Wife, that deceased after him) was there buried
Fetiplace, Draper, Esq; 1464. and Joan his Wife; Sir Hugh Witch, Mercer, Maior,
Richard Witch, intombed there, 1466. He gave to his third Wife 3000l. and to
Marriages Five Hundred Marks.
Monuments of Persons deceased.
John Merchaunt, Citizen of London, and Common Clerk of the City, buried in the
of the Convent of the Holy Trinity, gave by his Will, An. 1419. an annual Rent
Marks, to the Rector and Parishioners of St. Margaret Lothbury, ad inveniend.
annis in perpetuum Capellanum idoneum, divina in Capellæ Beatæ
Virginis infra dict. Eccles. celebratur. pro anima uæ
&c. An. 1420.
St. Margaret Lothbury.
One John Benet was Parson of this Parish, who made his Will in Decemb. 1497. as
"I John Benett, Parson and Curat of the Parisch Church of St.
Lothbury in Lond. make this my present Testament, &c. My Body to be buried
God wil dispose for it, &c. The residue of al my principal Goods, both
Gould and Silver,
and my Plate, such as it is, to be sld, and make Mony thereof,
to be divided in
three parts: One, to the Provost and Fellowship of Kings College at Eaton. The
Part, to the Vice-provost and the Fellowship, and Scholars, of the Kings College
Cambridge. The third Part amongst my most needy and poor Parishioners; and
them that have charge of Children, and most principallie to them that have bene
dwelling in my Parish in my tyme, of whom I have had Tythes and Offerings.
that al Vacabonds, Scowldars and Brawlers, be rewarded after the Mind and
and good Conscience, of mine Executors, &c. I make Sir Will. Pecock,
Chauntry Priest of
St. Peters in Cornhill, Executor, &c.]"
Benet Parson here. His Will.
Sir John Leigh, 1564. with this Epitaph.
No wealth, no praise,
no bright renowne, no skill,
No force, no fame,
no Princes love, no toyle,
Though forraine Lands
by travels search you will,
No faithfull service
of thy Country soyle,
Can life prolong
one minute of an houre:
But Death at length
will execute his power.
For Sir John Leigh,
to sundry Countries knowne,
A worthy Knight,
well of his Prince esteem'd;
By seeing much,
to great experience growne:
Though safe on seas,
though sure on land he seem'd;
Yet here he lyes,
too soone by death opprest,
His fame yet lives,
his soule in heaven hath rest.
A goodly ancient Tomb in the Chancel.
Here lyeth buried Dame Grisilde Tuke, late Wife of Sir Brian Tuke, Kt. Treasurer
Chamber to King Henry VIII. She dyed the 28 Day of December, 1538.
A fair ancient Tomb in the North Isle of the Quire.
Under this Stone lyeth George Beaumont Clerk, and Doctor in Divinity; who
Life the 29 day of April, An. Dom. 1571. A Man merciful and good to the Poor;
in Kinnegal in Cumberland. Whose Body and Soul God grant a joyful Resurrection.
Se piu si puote.
A plated Stone by the Communion Table.
Here lyeth Joh. Dimocke, sonne to John Dimocke, Esq; sometimes Citizen and
London: He married Anne his first Wife, by whom he had one Son: which Anne dyed
the yeere of Christ, 1558. After whom he married his second Wife Mary, by whom
a Daughter. He served the Princes of famous memory, King Henry the Eighth, and
Edward the Sixth. For his faithfull and good service he was well esteemed; and
upright dealing, he was well beloved of his equals; for his Benevolence to the
was both praised and prayed for. Hee lived 100 yeeres lacking 7. very
the 14th of July, 1585. he dyed Christianly.
A fair plated Stone before the ascending to the Communion Table.
Anne, Wife of Roger Waldrond, of London; Daughter of Ansel Becket. They had
James, Rose, Anne.
Hare lyeth the body of Christian Towerson, Wife of William Towerson of London,
Merchant. Who lived together 21 yeeres and 6 moneths, and had issue 10
Leaving behind her John, William Robert, Elizab. and Mary. She left this life
the 19th day
of February, 1611.
A fair Pyramid erected against the South Wall of the Quire.
Here resteth in hope of a joyfull resurrection, the body of Nocholas * Style,
of London; who was borne at Langley, in the Parish of Beckingham †, in
County of Kent: the Son of Humfrey * Style, Knight, and of Dame Bridget his
married Gertrude, the Daughter of Thomas † Bright of London, Ironmonger,
whom hee lived most lovingly and faithfully the space of forty yeeres. And by
three sonnes and foure daughters; of whom remained living at his decease, one
Humfrey *, and one Daughter, Mary. He dyed the sixteenth day of November, An.
A small Monument new y erected in the East end of the Quire.
* Al William.
† Al Edward.
Quid diurnare Magnos invides Parca?
Robertis Jerminorum à Rushbrooke
Hic situs est:
Flos juvenum, sub ævi flore raptus:
Qui virtutum utriusq; ætatis Apicibus potitus,
Ingenio & Indole Juventutis,
Necnon senili Pietate ac Prudentia,
A fair Monument in the South Isle, at the upper end.