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chant Taylor, and one of the City Captains: The Charge of it arising to 60l. and
In the Year 1633. there was added to this, a fair Communion Table, with a decent
about it. Which, with some other Things then done to the further beautifying of
Church, amounted to the Sum of 30l.
This Church burnt down by the Fire, was not rebuilt.
There never was any Vicarage or Parsonage House.
No Gifts, Legacies, or Bequests, for reparation of the Church.
There was a Lecture preached on Fridays; which Dr. Mapletoft, late Incumbent of
Laurence Jewry, preached; since the Parish of Milkstreet is laid to that
William Browne, Maior, 1513. gave to this Church Forty Pounds, and was buried
Thomas Exmew, Maior, 1528. gave Forty Pounds, and was buried there: So was John
Mitford, one of the Sheriffs, 1375. John Olney, Maior, 1375. Richard Rawson,
the Sheriffs, 1476. Henry Kelsey. Sir John Browne, Maior, 1497. Thomas
one of the Sheriffs, 1463. Sir William Cantlow, Kt. Mercer, 1462. Henry
Mercer, Merchant of the Staple; who builded a Chappel, and was buried therein,
John West, Mercer, Alderman, 1517. John Machel, Alderman, 1558. Thomas
Clothworker, Maior, 1596.
Persons buried here.
Here lieth the Corps of Thomas Skinner, late Citzen and Alderman of London;
Saffron Walden in Essex; who in the 63 yeere of his age, and on the 5 day of
Anno Dom. 1596. being then Lord Maior of this City, departed this life, leaving
him three Sonnes, John, Thomas, and Richard; and three Daughters, Anne, Julian,
A comely Monument in South Isle of the
Here lieth interred the body of Mistresse Mary Collet, Wife of Mr. John Collet,
Salter of London. Who deceased the 22 of December, An. Dom. 1613. being aged 35
This Marble witnesse,
dew-dropt with the Eies
Of grieved Niobe, tels
thee, that here lies
Her second Husbands joy,
her first content,
Her Parents comfort,
her Friends ornament;
Her Neighbours welcome,
her deare Kindreds losse,
Her own Health's foe,
deeming all pleasure drosse;
The World a Jayle, whence,
through much paine we see,
Her Soule at length
hath purchast liberty;
And soar'd on high. where
her Redeemer lives;
Who (for her torment)
Rest and Glory gives.
A fair Stone in the same Isle before the
Here lie the bodies of Gerard Gore, Citizen, Merchant Taylor, and Alderman of
and of Helen his Wife; who lived together married 57 yeeres. The said Gerard
died the 11
day of December, 1607. in the 91 yeere of his age. And shee departed this life
the 13 day
of February, in the foresaid yeere, being 75 yeeres old.
A comely Tomb in the Chancel, by another much
more ancient Tomb of Henry Cantilowe.
Here lyeth the body of Thomas Henshawe, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London;
had to Wife Flower Henshawe, and had issue by her, 9 Sons, and four Daughters.
deceased the 11 day of January 1611. aged 76 yeeres: And she died the 6 of
aged about 60 yeeres.
A fair Stone at the entrance into the
Here lieth the Body of Sir William Stone, Kt. free of the Clothworkers and
Companies, sometime Alderman of this City. HeHHe was the Sonne of Reynold
Citizen and Fishmonger of London. The said Sir William departed this Life the
September, 1609. aged 63 yeeres, &c.
As the Earth, the
Earth doth cover,
So under Stone
Sir William Stone,
who long deceased,
Ere the Worlds love
So much it lov'd him.
For they say,
He answered Death
before his day;
But 'tis not so;
for he was sought
Of one that both him
made and bought.
the great Lords Treasure,
Who called for him
at his pleasure,
And receiv'd him.
Yet be'it said,
Earth griev'd that Heaven
so soone was paid.
Here likewise lyes
inhumed in one Bed,
the welbeloved Wife
Of this remembred Knight:
whose Soules are fled
From this dimme Vale
to everlasting life.
Where no more change,
nor no more separation
Shall make them flye
from their blest habitation.
Grasse of levitie,
Span in brevity,
Fire of misery,
Their Riches were
like Corne lent to the fielde,
What it receiv'd,
it manifold did yeeld.
Their Bodies have a Grave,
their Vertues none,
But shall with time grow greene,
when they are gone.
A very fair Monument in the Chancel, on the