Suburbs without the Walls. Benefactors. 53

Suburbs without the Walls. Benefactors.

mas, to sixty poor Persons, 3l. And upon every Good Friday, unto thirty poor Persons, the Sum of 50s. And upon every Sunday for ever the Sum of 12d. in Bread, to the Poor of this Parish. This Money is to be paid accordingly out of the Hospital of St. Thomas in Southwark, for ever. He hath also given a green Carpet of Broad Cloth for the Communion Table.

Thomas Russel of London, Draper, hath given to the Poor of this Parish, the Sum of 12d. weekly, to be distributed to the Poor of the Parish for ever, to be paid by the Company of the Drapers in London.

George Clarke, Citizen and Vintner of London, gave unto the use of the Poor of this Parish, the Sum of one hundred Marks in Money.

Simon Burton of London, Waxchandler, gave to thirty poor Widows of this Parish, the Sum of thirty Groats, yearly, for ever, to be distributed every St. Thomas Day.

George Palin of London, Girdler, hath given 10l. in Money to the use of the Poor of this Parish for ever.

Robert Spence of London, Fishmonger, gave 50s. a Year to the Poor of this Parish for ever, to be paid by the Company of Fishmongers.

Thomas Scriven, Esq: hath given 10l. in Money to the use of the Poor of this Parish for ever.

Robert Rogers of London, Leatherseller, gave the Sum of 30l. in Money for a Stock for the Poor of this Parish to buy Sea-coals. Which is to be laid out at the best time for the benefit of the Poor for ever, reserving the Stock whole.

Stephen Scudamore of London, Vintner, gave the Sum of twenty Shillings, every Year for ever, to be given in Faggots to the Poor of this Parish about Michaelmas. This is to be paid by the Company of Vintners in London.

John Eomans, alias Tice, of this Parish, Tuftafata Weaver, gave to the use of the Poor of this Parish, the Sum of 10l. in Money, to be distributed to the twelve poor Alms- women, and one Chaldron of Sea Coals, yearly for ever among them. Cicely, late Wife of the said John Eomans, and after Wife to Master John Heath, gave to the use of the Poor the Sum of 20l. in Money, for a Stock to buy Sea-coals for the Poor of this Parish for ever. Likewise she gave 20l. to buy a Flaggon of Silver for Wine for the Communion. Likewise she gave 20l. in Money for the Maintenance of two Sermons yearly, for ever, viz. one upon the Lady day in Harvest, and the other upon the Lady day in Lent.

Anne Smith, Widow, late Wife of William Nisam deceased, gave weekly to be dealt in Bread to the Poor of this Parish, upon every Sunday, 2s. for ever, to be paid out of the Company of Drapers in London. Likewise she gave a Pulpit Cloth and Cushion to this Church.

Nicholas Wilkinson, alias Tooly, Gentleman, deceased, late of this Parish, gave the Sum of eighty Pound in Money, to remain a Stock, that upon every Sunday after morning Prayer, there should be distributed to Thirty two Poor People, Thirty two wheaten Loaves for ever. And the Vicar, Church-wardens and Vestry Men, out of their provident Care, have made a Purchase of a Rent charge Yearly, issuing out of the George in Holywel street, for the true Performance thereof for ever.

Besides these Benefactors in the Table, since we have had these. Mr. Zachary Elmer, Official to the Archdeacon of London, together with his Brother Mr. Edmond Elmer, gave a Flagon of Silver for the Wine in the Communion; And William Badger Gardiner in Shoreditch gave another; And a Parishioner unknown gave also another, every one cost twenty Pound a Piece. Also John Leavis Weaver, gave a Chalice, in which the Communion Wine is delivered; and Isabel Jackson Widow, late Wife to William Jackson, Grocer, living in this Parish, gave a Plate of Silver to carry the Bread in the Communion. William Wood, Gardiner, in this Parish, gave a Chalice to the Communion Table and four Pewter Flaggons for the Wine.

More Benefactors.

Joan Smales, Widow of this Parish, and formerly Wife to John Cook of this Parish, gave Allowance for four Sermons every Year on four Holy Days: Namely the Feast Day of St. John Baptist, St. Michael, St. Stephen, and the Purification of the Virgin Mary; and She bequeathed also forty Pound Yearly to be given to the Poor of our Parish.

On the North side of the Church a Gallery was made at the Cost of well disposed Parishioners, in the Year 1617. William Badger, and John Clark, being Church- wardens. And another on the South part by James Slade, Captain and Servant to the East Indian Company, was set up in the Year 1630. And a long Seat between, reaching from one Gallery to the other, for the catechising of Youth out of the Pulpit, according to the Order then given, John Squire being Vicar, Thomas Crowther, and Henry Empson, Church-wardens. Under this Gallery is set, Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that doth the Will of my Father which is in Heaven, Matth. 7.24.

He loveth our Nation and hath built us a Synagogue, Luke 7.5.]

One Note of Shoresditch, and so an End of that Suburb.

I read, that in the Year 1440. the Eighteenth of Henry the Sixth, a Fullerof Shoresditch appeached of Treason many worthy Esquires and Gentlement of Kent: but he being proved false, was attainted, condemned, and had Judgment to be drawn, hanged, and quartered; which was done, his Head set on London Bridge, and his Quarters on the Gates. This Justice was done, according to the sixteenth of Deuteronomy, The Judges shall make diligent Inquisition, and if the Witness be found false, and to have given false Witness against his Brother, then shall they do unto him, as he had thought to do unto his Brother, &c.

A Fuller of Shoresditch for falsely accusing, hanged and quartered.

Deut. 16. The Reward of a false Brother.

I read of the Kings Manour, called Shoresditch Place, in the Parish of Hackney. But how it took that Name I know not.

This House is now called Shore Place. The vulgar Tradition now goes, that Jane Shore lived here: and here her Royal Lover used to visit her. But we have the Credit of Mr. Stow, that the true Name was Shorditch Place: and 'tis not unlikely to have been the Place of a Knight called Sir John de Sordich, a great Man in Edward the Third his Days, who was with that King in his Wars in France, and is remembred in our Annals in 14 Edw. 3. He was Owner of Lands in Hackney as well in Demesne, as in Service: which he gave to Crofton his Chaplain. This Wever notes; who thinks Shorditch to be named from the said Knight. This Shore Place or Shorditch Place was, (they say,) the Manour House, called The Kings Hold, in Distinction from another Manour called The Lords Hold; both lately possessed by Francis Tissen of Shackelwel, Esq; deceased. But this House with the Lands about it, now belong to Christ's Hospital.

Shorditch Place.

J. S.

Wevers Monuments, p. 427.

In the High Road leading from Shorditch, on the Right Hand, are lately erected two fair Alms Houses, standing almost contiguous. The one for twelve poor People of that Parish, viz. six Men and six Women, Built Anno 1713. by the Executors of Samuel Harwar, Draper, sometime Inhabitant of the Parish of St. Leonard Shorditch: No Endowment as yet settled.

Two Alms Houses: One founded by Mr. Harwar;

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