[Michael the Quern.] Faringdon Ward within. [Monuments.]192

[Michael the Quern.] Faringdon Ward within. [Monuments.]

Thomas Russell *, Brewer, 1473.

*Ressel, first Edit.

John Hulton, Stationer, 1475.

John Oxney.

Roger North, Merchant, Haberdasher, 1509.

Roger North.

John Leyland, the famous Antiquary.

Henry Pranell, Vintner, one of the Sheriffs, 1585.

Will. Elkin, one of the Sheriffs, 1586.

Thomas Bankes, Barber-Chirurgeon, 1598. &c.

Here lyeth buried the Body of Henry Prannell, late Citizen and Alderman of London, and free of the Vintners; who deceased the 22. day of October, Ann. Dom. 1589. Anno ætatis suæ, 58. He had to Wife Anne, the Daughter of Edmond Baxtar; and had issue by her, three Sonnes and one Daughters.

A comely Monument in the South side of the Chancel.

A. M.

Here lyeth the Body of William Elkin, Mercer, late Citizen and Alderman of London; who deceased the last day of October, 1593. Anno ætatis suæ, 70. Who tooke to Wife Alice Robinson, the Daughter of Thomas Wilkes, by whom he had issue one Daughter, named Ursula.

Another like Monument in the same Wall.

Thomas Bankes, Barber Chirurgeon, Deputie of this Ward, who had to Wife Joan Laurence, by whom he had issue seven Sonnes and ten Daughters.

A smaller Monument in the same Wall.

John Mundham had a Chauntry there in the 4th of Edward II.

John Bankes, Mercer, and Esquire; whose Body lyeth here interred; the Sonne of Thomas Bankes, free of the Barber-Surgeons. This John was aged 59. and expired the ninth of September, Anno 1630.

A fair Monument in the North Ile.

R.

His first Wife was Martha, a Widow, by whom he had one onely Sonne, deceased. His second Wife was Anne Hasell, who left unto him one Daughter and Heire, called Anna: since married unto Edmond Waller, of Berkensfield in Buckinghamshire, Esquire. He gave by his last Will and Testament (written with his own Hand) to unbeneficed Ministers; to decayed Housekeepers; to the Poore of many Parishes; to all (or the most) of the Prisons, Bridewells, and Hospitals, in and about London; to young Beginners to set up their Trades; to the Artillery Garden, and towards the maintenance thereof for ever, very bountifully; to his own Company, both in Lands and Money; to his Friends, in Tokens of Remembrance; to divers of his Kindred; and to other charitable and pious Uses, the Summe of 6000l. notwithstanding noble and sufficient Dower to his Daughter reserved. And all these several Legacies, by his careful Executor Robert Tichbourne, and his Overseers, punctually observed, and fully discharged.

Imbalm'd in pious Arts,     
wrapt in a Shroud
Of white innocuous Charity,     
who vow'd,
Having enough, the     
World should understand
No Deed of Mercy     
might escape his Hand:
Bankes here is laid to sleepe,     
this Place did breed him,
A President to all     
that shall succeed him.
Note both his Life     
and imitable End,
Know he th'unrighteous     
Mammon made his Friend,
Expressing by his Talents     
rich increase,
Service that gain'd him Praise     
and lasting Peace.
Much was to him committed,     
much he gave;
Entring his Treasure there;     
whence all shall have
Returne with Use:     
What to the Poore is given,
Claimes a just promise     
of Reward in Heaven.
Even such a Banke,     
Bankes left behind at last,
Riches stor'd up, which     
Age nor Time can waste.

Piæ Memoriæ Sacrum,
Gilberto Erington, de Wolsington, Armigero, ex antiqua Eringtonorum Familia, de Denton in Comitatu Northumbriæ orto. Qui ex Dorothea Uxore Charissima una filiarum Johannis de Lavale, de Seaton de Lavale, in dicto Comit. Militis, tres filios Marcum, Robertum & Cuthbertum, & sex filias Annam, Margaretam, Katherinam, Elizabetham, Dorotheam, & Gratiam, suscepit. Ex agro Nativo huc in hanc Civitatem profectus, morboque correptus, obiit xviii. die Junii, Anno Domini 1578. Ætatis suæ 63. Patri optimo & Charissimo, officiosæ pietatis, & Memoriæ perpetuum testem, novissimum hoc parentale Munusculum persolvit, posuit, præstitit Marcus Erington filius Mœrens xx. die Feb. 1618.
In te Domine speravi, non confundar in Æternum, Psal. 31.
Vita bonos, sed pœna malos, æterna capescit,
Vita bonis, sed pœna malis, per secula crescit.
His mors, his vita, perpetuatur ita.

In the South Ile.

Queen Elizabeth's Monument.
Here lies her Type, who was of late,     
The Prop of Balgia, Stay of France,
Spaine's Foile, Faiths Shield, and Queene of State,     
Of Armes, of Learning, Fate and Chance:
In briefe, of Women ne're was seene,
So great a Prince, so good a Queene.
Sith Vertue Her Immortall made,     
Death (envying all that cannot dye)
Her Earthy Parts did so invade,     
As in it wrackt Selfe-Majesty.
But so her Spirit inspir'd her Parts.
That she still lives in loyal Hearts.]

At the East end of this Church, in place of the old Cross, is now a Water-Conduit placed. William Eastfield, Maior, the 9th of Henry VI. at the request of divers Common Councels, granted it so to be. Whereupon, in the 19th of the said Henry, 1000 Marks was granted by a Common Councel, towards the Works of this Conduit, and the Reparations of others. This ir called the Little Conduit in West Cheap, by Paul's Gate.

Water Conduit by Paul's Gate.

At the West end of this Parish Church, is a small passage for People on Foot, thorow the same Church. And West from the said Church, some distance is another Passage out of Pater- noster Row, and is called (of such a Sign) Panyer Alley; which cometh out into the North, over against St. Martins Lane.

Passage thorow S. Michael's Church.

Panyer Alley.

[When you have sought the City round,
Yet still this is the highest Ground.
August 26. 1688.

J. S.

This is writ upon a Stone raised, about the middle of this Panier Alley; having the Figure of a Panier, with a Boy sitting upon it, with a Bunch of Grapes, as it seems to be, held between his naked Foot and Hand: in token, perhaps, of Plenty.]

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