Suburbs. St. Giles's Church. 78

Suburbs. St. Giles's Church.

A very fair Window at the upper End of the South Ile.

Glazed at the Charges of Marmaduke Rawdon, Citizen and Clothworker of London, Anno Domini, 1625.

Another next to this downward,

Glazed at the Charge of Robert Rawdon, Citizen and Fishmonger of London, Ann. Dom. 1625.

Another next to this downward, bearing the Figure of a Lyon in the Wilderness,

Glazed at the Charge of Mr. John Johnson, Inn-keeper, in High Holborn, 1625.

Another next to this downward, having the Figures of St. John, St. Philip, and St. Matthew,

Glazed at the Cost and Charges of Philip Parker.

Next to this downward, a very fair Window,

Glazed at the Charges of Katharine Best, Widow, late Wife of John Best, deceased. Who gave Order in his Life time for the glazing of this Window, and was buried there under, the 7th Day of April, 1625. And there lie also his Son James, and his Daughter Dorothy.

Next to this downward a very fair Window,

Glazed at the Charges of [Alice Hodges, Widow, late Wife to Thomas Hodges, Baker, deceased, who was buried under this Window, the 6th Day of October, 1625. And here lie also his three Children.

A fair Window next to this, the lowest in the South Wall.

Glazed at the Cost of William Perkins, of London Merchant Taylor, 1626.

At the lower End of this Ile, over the Southwest Door, a very fair Window, bearing in it (very curiously done) the Figure of our Saviour.

Over his Head, as in a Garland supported by two Angels, these Letters:

I.H.S.

Round about him Clouds full of Chererubins.

On one side of him this,

I am the Door, by me if any Man enter in, he shall be saved, Joh. 10. 9.

On the other side.

Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, Matt. 11. 28.
Beckinghamus Boteler, Armiger fieri fecit. Anno Dom. 1627.

Over the great West Door, is a fair Window, wirh the Carpenters Arms, and a fair Coat of Arms close by it.

This Window hath no Name, or other Inscription; it was (as I was told) the Gift of a Stranger.

One, that upon a Day that they made a Collection for it, being there, was (among the rest) desired to bestow his good Will, he answered, He had no Money, but if the Glazing of a Window, if they had any yet undisposed of, would be accepted of, he would be at the charge to do it. The Collectors giving him Thanks, and shewing this Window, he suddenly set a Glazier on work, and what he had promised he performed.

A very fair Window at the Head of the North Ile bearing the Figure of Christ crucified, as also (one on the one the side, the other on the other) of the two Maries.

On the Right side of him this,

Woman, Behold thy Son.

On the left,

Behold thy Mother.
Glazed at the Cost of Thomas Esto, Cook, of this Parish, Anno Dom. 1625.

Another next to this downward,

Glazed at the Charges of John Beacon, of the City of Westminster, Yeoman. 1625.

Another next to this downward.

Glazed at the Charges of Robert Johnson, free of the Company of the Joyners. 1625.

A fair Window over the Door in the middle of the North Ile, bearing a worthy Coat of Arms, with these words:

Whitaker & Egerton.

This Window is divided into three Parts, under the first this:

Ego sum estium, per me si quis introierit, servabitur, & ingredietur, & egredietur, & pascua inveniet. Joh. 10. 9.

Under the second thus:

In tuo Lumine (Domine Jesu) Lumen æternum videre sperantes, vitreum hoc luminare fabricari fecerunt Laurentius & Margareta Whitaker, Anno salutis humanæ, 1625.

Under the third thus:

Eligo frequentare limen in domo Dei mei magis quam habitare in Tentoriis Improbitatis. Psal. 84. 11.

A fair Window next to this downward, bearing a very fair Coat of Arms, with these Words.

Cope & Aston.
Glazed at the Charges of the Lady Katharine Cope, Widow, late Wife to Sir Ed. Cope, of this Parish. 1625.

A very rich Window next downward, divided into three Parts, bearing the curious Figures of the three Theological Vertues, under them,

Fides, Spes, Charitas.

Under Faith this:


Faith Root, Hope Stock,     
the Branch is Charity;
Faith sees, Hope looks,     
for Charity is free;
Faith knits to God, to     
Heaven Hope, Love to men;
Faith gets, Hope keepes,     
and Love pours out agen.
1626.
Mandatum novum do nobis, ut diligatis unus alium,
Joh. 13. 34.

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