[St. Anne within Aldersgate.] Aldersgate Ward.101

[St. Anne within Aldersgate.] Aldersgate Ward.

Sub hoc Marmore requiescit corpus Humfred. Barret, filius Johannis Barret, Generosi. Qui obiit, An. Domini 1501.

A Stone at the entring into the Quire.

Live to Dye.

A fair Stone in the Chancel, nameless.

All Flesh is Grasse, and needs must fade
To Earth againe, whereof 'twas made.

Felici piæ & munificentissimæ feminæ, Jodocæ Frankland viduatæ, filiæ Roberti & Joanna Trappes, Londinensium. Gratitudinis hoc officii & pietatis Monumentum, adoptione filli Principalis & Scholares Collegi de Brasennose apud Oxoniensis exhibuêre.

A fair Monument in the North Wall of the Chancel.

Dilecti cineres, non sic     
requiescitis urna
In tenui, ut vobis sola hæc     
monumenta parantur,
Quæ tandem vel sera     
dies pessundare possit:
Ænea vos monumenta tegunt,     
vivumque Trophæum
(Æternum meruistis enim     
vivumque Trophæum)
Vobis vestra dedit Jodoca,     
perennius ære,
Nos etenim æternumq; omnes,     
quos postera nobis
Secla dabunt vobis sumus     
immortale Sepulchrum.



These Charities and Bequests belong to St. Leonard Foster lane.


J. S.

Sir John T. for Bread for the Poor, per Ann.100800
Mr. Jenning 020108
Lady Read000206
Cheney, Esq;000600

There was a Vicarage House before the Fire; but the Ground neither built on, nor leased out; being, before, over a passage, and part of the Church.

Vicarage House.

The Parish Church of St. ANNE within Aldersgate.


Then in Pope lane, so called of one Pope that was Owner thereof; on the North side, is the Parish Church of St. Anne in the Willowes; so called, I know not upon what occasion: But some say, of Willows growing thereabouts. But now there is no such void Place for Willows to grow, more than the Church yard; wherein did grow some high Ash Trees, and still, certain fair Trees.

Pope lane.

St. Anne in the Willowes.

This Church, by casualty of Fire, in the Year 1548. was burnt, so far as it was combustible; but since, newly repaired.

It was repaired again richly, and very worthily beautified, in the Year of our Lord, 1624. In the Years 1629. and 1630. the Steeple, decayed and perished, with great Care, and much Cost, was repaired; a new Turret made for the Saints Bell. Also the Walls of the two Church yards, (the greater and the less) were raised, two fair Arched Doors made in the middle of them, with a very fair arched Entrance to the Church, on the South side of it. And the Alley or Passage from St. Annes-Lane into Noble street, raised, levelled, and with Free stone very handsomely paved.



Gabriel Butcher,
Robert Dimpleton.

This Church was burnt down, and rebuilt of rubbed Brick; and stands in the Church yard, planted before the Church with Lime-trees, that flourish there. So that as it was formerly called St. Anne in the WILLOWES, it may now be named St. Anne in the LIMES. St. John Zacharies Parish is united to this.]


J. S.



There remain a few Monuments of Antiquity, of Thomas Bekhemton, Clerk of the Pipe, who was buried there, 1429. Ralph Caldwell, Gentleman of Grey's Inn, 1527. John Lord Sheffeld, John Herenden, Mercer, Esq; 1572.


And these Verses are on an ancient Table, hanging in the Quire.

Ut tibi præceptis mens     
conformetur honestis,
Sex animo semper,     
sunt repetenda tuo.
Principio Deus est, noster     
servatur & Author,
Hostis in opposita     
stat regione Sathan.
Tertia res præsens est,     
vita simillima ventis,
Mors sequitur nobis,     
quæ prope semper adest.
Ordine sunt quinto,     
Cœli palatia summis
Tartara sunt sexto     
constituenda loco.
Hæc animo tacitè secum,     
qui sæpe revolvit,
Miror, in hoc vitii,     
siquid inesse potest.
Gualterus Haddonus.]

A. M.







These verses on an old Stone.

Qu an Tris di c vulstra     
os guis ti ro umnere uit
H fan Chrismi T mu la

A Table in the North Isle of the Chancel.

Corda, manus, oculos,     
aures, animosque levemus,
Et Domino, voces, sua sunt,     
& ei sua, demus.

Quos amor æterno vivos     
in fœdere junxit,
Concordes tumulo mors     
sic conjunxit in uno.
Non sors unanimes, nec     
mors disjungit amantes,
Sed post fata vides     
inviolata manent.

A. M.

Here lieth buried the Body of Edward Herenden; Esquire, Citizen and Mercer of London; and Millescent his Wife: Daughter of Richard Samond, of Ansley Woodhouse, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire. Who had issue then living, Edmund, Henry, and Seymore their Sonnes: Frances, Martha, Magdalene, and Judith, their Daughters. Which Edward Herenden was Sonne and Heyre of Richard He-

A handsome small Monument in the North Wall of the Quire.