[Little S. Bartholomews.] Faringdon Ward without. [The Hospital there.]234

[Little S. Bartholomews.] Faringdon Ward without. [The Hospital there.]

Who died in     
Childbed, of her first,
Upon the fifth     
day of August.
Whose Soule (doubtlesse)     
is long ere this,
In Heaven with Christ,     
in Joy and Blisse:
But yet, for order     
of Charity,
Upon her Soule say,     
Jesu have Mercy.
Anno Domini 1556.

Hic jacet Dominus Richardus Lye quondam Abbas Salopiæ, qui sua industria, sumptibus magnis & suis laboribus (Deo suadente) recuperavit libertates suæ Ecclesiæ Salopiæ prædict. & postea obiit 4. die Martii, tempore Parliamenti, Anno Domini 1522. Cujus, &c.]

A fair plated stone in the South Ile.

To this Church belonged an Anniversary; and for the maintaining of a Priest to celebrate it, a Messuage was devoted in the Parish of St. Michaels Crooked lane, in the Tenure of one John Johnson.

An Anniversary in this Church.

J. S.

In this Church of St. Bartholomews, were Coats of Arms of Knolles, Baron, Beauchamp, &c.]

Monuments in this Church of Little St. Bartholomew, there be several erected, besides those mentioned before; both of antient and earlier Date.

Late Monuments.

Francis Eglesfield, Esq. Who had two Wives, the first Mary Sylyard: His second, Wife of Anthony Brusket, Citizen and Merchant Stranger of London. He departed 1606.

H. R. T. P. Petrus Touteville, filius Daniel Touteville. 1622.

Mary, the Wife of Edm. Peissy, of London, Merchant. Daughter of Richard Mattock, of Walgrave in Northamptonshire, Gent. 1667.

John Pinder, Citizen, and one of the Chirurgeons of St. Bartholomews Hospital, 1647. and Margaret his Wife; Daughter of William Petty, of the County of Oxon, Gent. 1645.

In the Vestry, a Brass Plate for Rychard Dey, 1563. Whom God pardon.

In the Poors Chappel, a very antient Monument in the Wall; where the Effigies of a Man and a Woman had been in Brass, kneeling, but torn away; and several Labels.

Jhesu for thy precious Passion,
Kepe our Sowls from Dampnation.

Another Label thus inscribed.

Qui venisti redimere perditos, noli dampnare redemptos,


Qui pro nobis passus es, miserere nobis.

On a Brass Plate: Thomas Bole, Citizen and Ironmonger of London, 1427.

Another Brass Plate thus inscribed.

Nobilis in vita, quid tunc? Nam nunc ero trita, &c.]

This Hospital was valued at the Suppression, in the Year 1539. the 31st of Henry VIII. to 35l. 6s. 7d. yearly. But the Church remaineth a Parish Church to the Tenants dwelling in the Precinct of that Hospital. In the Year 1546. on the 13th of Jan. the Bp. of Rochester preaching at Pauls Cross, declared the Gift of the said King to the Citizens, for relieving of the Poor. Which contained the Church of the Grey Friers, the Church of St. Bartholomew, with the Hospital, with all the Messuages and Appurtenances in Gilt Spur, alias Knightriders street, Briton street, Peter Kay, in the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen, in Old Fishstreet; and in the Parish of St. Benet Huda, Lymehurst, or Limehost, in the Parish of Stebunheth, &c.

Hospital of St. Bartholomew suppressed.

Then also were Orders devised for Relief of the Poor. The Inhabitants were all called to their Parish Churches; where, by Sir Richard Dobbes, then Maior, their several Aldermen, or other grave Citizens, they were by eloquent Orations persuaded, how great and how many Commodities would ensue unto them, and their City; if the Poor of divers Sorts, which they named, were taken from out their Streets, Lanes, and Allies, and were bestowed and provided for in Hospitals abroad, &c. Therefore was every Man moved, liberally to grant what they would impart towards the preparing and furnishing of such Hospitals, and also, what they would contribute Weekly towards their Maintenace for a time, which, they said, should not be past one Year, or twain, until they were better furnished with Endowment. To make short, every Man granted liberally, according to his Ability. And Books were drawn of the Relief in every Ward of the City, towards the new Hospitals; and were delivered by the Maior to the King's Commissioners, on the 17th of February, and Order was taken therein. So as the 26th of July, in the Year 1552. the repairing of the Grey Fries House, for poor Fatherless Children, was taken in hand. And also, in the latter end of the same Month, began the repairing of this Hospital of St. Bartholomew; and was of new endowed and furnished, at the Charges of the Citizens.

The liberal Charity of the Citizens, at the first founding of this, and the other Hospitals.

There were two Orders of Common Council made, concerning St. Bartholomews Hospital, that may be mentioned here: Viz.

Orders for St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

At a Common Council, on Tuesday, July the 19th, 33 Hen. VIII. The most gracious Letters Patents of King Edward II. made and granted to St. Bartholomews Hospital, in Smithfield, were allowed; for and concerning such Privileges, as they do thereby claim at this present time. Which is, that none of the Officers or Ministers of the City, should do or execute any Arrest within the Precinct of the said Hospital. And that the Arrest made by Underhill (one of my Lord Maiors Servants) upon Alice Brown, shall be discharged, &c.


No Arrest within the Precinct.

Also at a Common Council, August the 1st, in the 6th of Edward VI. it was enacted, That the Lord Maior and Aldermen, should have leave to break down a piece of the City Wall, behind Christ Church, for the making a Door or Passage through the said Wall, for the Governors of the House of the Poor of the Foundation of King Henry VIII. in West Smithfield, and other Citizens; to go to and from the House, ordained by the City for the Relief of the Poor, called The House of Work. Any Law, &c. notwithstanding.]

Allowance to break down piece of the City Wall here.

On the East side of this Hospital, lieth Duke lane, (now called Duck lane) which runneth out of Smithfield South, to the North end of Little Brittain street.