VII.—MONUMENTS WITHIN THE CHURCH
Starting from the east end of the nuns' quire with the two altar tombs
upon a slightly raised platform.
1. SIR JULIUS CÆSAR ADELMARE, 1636.
Altar tomb by Nicholas Stone, (fn. 1) with plain white marble sides, flat
pilasters at the angles, and simple moulded base. It is surmounted by a
slab of touch with three inscriptions in Latin on white marble. The top
inscription takes the form of a deed with a large seal attached. Upon the
seal appears in relief a shield with the following:
Arms: (Gules) three cinquefoils, (argent) a chief with three cinquefoils therein counter-coloured.
Crest: a dolphin swimming in the sea.
(For the inscriptions see opposite page.)
Facsimile of inscription to Sir Julius Cæsar.
2. SIR THOMAS GRESHAM, 1579.
An altar tomb of white marble with fluted sides of shaped section,
with enriched moulded base and capping supporting a mottled marble slab
on which is cut the name, Sir Thomas Gresham, with the date of his burial,
but no other inscription. Upon the north side of the tomb is an oval shield
of arms flanked by a pair of cherubs with ornamental strap-work borders
of fruit and flowers. Upon the south side is a shaped shield of arms with
helm and mantling in high relief upon a panel with ornamental strap-work
borders. At the east end is an oval shield of arms upon a panel with cut
and shaped strap-work borders, enriched with fruit and flowers. At the west
end is a shield of arms with helm and mantling in high relief similar to those
upon the north side.
(i) (S) (Argent) a cheveron (sable) ermined (argent) between three
rowels argent (Gresham).
(ii) (S) Gresham impaling (or) on a bend (vert) three buck's heads
(iii) (E) As (ii) and (iv) (W) as (i).
Crest: A grasshopper.
On the marble slab is inscribed:
SR Thomas Gresham Knight.
Buryd Decembr the 15th 1579
3. ALBERICO GENTILE, 1608.
A tablet erected in 1877, the former monument being almost entirely
destroyed. It apparently incorporates portions of the original work.
4. WILLIAM FINCH, 1672.
Wall-monument of marble with Ionic columns at the sides supporting
an entablature and curved broken pediment with a cartouche of arms. In
the middle is an inscription on black marble within an oval wreath of bay
leaves. Below a projecting moulded shelf is a second inscribed panel between
a pair of moulded corbels each with a cherub's head upon it. Below this
again on an apron is a shield of arms and swags.
(i) (Argent) a cheveron (sable) between three griffins passant (sable).
(ii) (i) impaling (argent) a cross engrailed (sable) between four pellets
each charged with a pheon (argent).
The inscription is as follows:
Peripatetice, & paulisper contemplare,
Ornatissimi Microcosmi heu! breves reliquias
Nunc in pulverem redacti olim
Guilielmi Finch, Armigeri antiquâ & data
in Agro Cantij Familia oriundi
Naturæ & Gratiœ dotibus egregie nobilitati Ad Oris Corporisq.
Venustatem accessit maior Animœ pulchritudo optimis virtutibus insignitæ Quas in Christianæ Religionis testimonium et decus luculenter
Eximia in Deum. O. M. Pietate erga Sacros Pastores. summā
Reverentia, Fidelitate in Principem, Justitia in Proximum Conjugali
Paternacq Indulgentia Singulari in Familiares affectu integerrima pro
pensa in Omnes Benevolentia; Linguâ castus et candidus manu supra
fidem Liberalis; Nemini turpiter obloqui, aut obtrectare solitus omnibus
benefacere, inprimis Egenis absqb, prœcinente buccina, Eleemosynis pariter ac
Thesauris plenus, quos probe accumulatos in Terra plurimos prudens Mercator
in Cœlo recondidit, Vitam tandem commutandis aliquandiu mercibus pros
pere transactam 42 Ætatis annum emensus Jun 27. 1672
Meliori quæstu cum Morte comutavit.
Relictis & bonœ spei Parvulis cum dilectissima et
Amantissima Uxore quæ in perpetuam tam chari Capuis Me
moriam Monumentum hoc, constantissimi Amoris Pignus, extruendum curavit, Ipsa interim mœrore cum Illo consepulta
Abi iam attonitus Viator, & mirare
tam probum in tam pravo seculo Virum,
aut vivere potuisse, aut debuisse
Esther Finch Foemina castissima, Viro morigera, et curæ domesticæ
dulce levamen Liberorvm (quos septem reliquit) Mater provida, Sincera
pietate, alacri erga tenuiores benignitate, libera
litate in omnes, morvm denique sanctitate conspicva. Viri (dvm
in vivis esset) decus simul et solamen; defvncti, Vidua svpra
qvamdici potest moestissima. Vixit Annos 41. Menses 5. demp
tis Diebus 11. Obiit Maii Die 4. ANNO SALVTIS 1673.
5. JOHANE ALFREY, 1525.
A combined monument, squint and Easter sepulchre, in the form of
a recessed altar-tomb. The base, now set very high up, owing to the lowering
of the floor level, has six cinquefoiled openings in front and one on each
return; a further series of mullions at the back opened into the sacristy.
A moulded slab of hard stone surmounts this base, and on it rest the two
side shafts of the canopied recess. This recess has a square moulded outer
head surmounted by a moulded cornice covered with foliage and having
the remains of a cresting of flowers; the heads of the side shafts are masked
by two defaced shields. The soffit of the recess is contrived as a four-centred
arch set on the splay and having cusped panelling continued down the jambs.
At the back of the recess is a rectangular sinking for an inscribed plate, now
The will of Johane Alfrey, widow, 1525 (P.C.C., 5 Porch) refers
specifically to the remaking of this monument and Easter sepulchre. She
desires to be buried in the "quere under a tumbe in the walle stonding before
the image of Saint Helyn whereuppon the Sepulcre of our Lord hath ben
yerely used to be sett. And for the same cause specially I will that the
said tumbe be newe made by myn executors . . . a stone to be laide upon
the grave of my late husbonde William Ledys making mencion who lyeth
buried under the same stone . . . a table conteyning thre ymages, that is
to say the ymage of the Trinitie to be in the myddes of the same table and
the ymage of our Lady to be on the right side of the same Trinitie and the
ymage of saint Kateryn to be on the left side of the same Trinitie and that
in the same table be well and workmanly wrought and paynted an ymage
of a gentilwoman kneling holding hir handes joyntly togiders and loking
upon the said ymages with an oracion to be written in letters upon the same
table and the same table to be fastened upon the walle bitwene my said
tumbe and the ymage of Saint Helyn." Johane was wife first of William
Ledys and secondly of Thomas Alfrey of Lancing, Sussex. The identity of
the existing monument with that mentioned in the will is rendered certain
by the record by Hatton of two coats-of-arms on an old monument in this
position—(a) a fess between three eagles displayed, the arms of Leeds, and
(b) a cheveron between three anulets.
6. WILLIAM BOND, 1576.
A small mural monument of two bays divided and flanked by Corinthian columns resting on a panelled and inscribed base of quadrant section
and supporting an entablature and a broken pediment with a round cartouche
in the middle, enclosing a shield of arms. In the recesses between the
columns are kneeling figures of a man and six sons (on the left) and his wife
and one daughter (on the right) with a desk on each side of the middle
column; above the figures are a shield and lozenge of arms.
(i) Argent on a cheveron sable three bezants. A crescent for difference. Crest: A seated lion.
(ii) (i) impaling gules a cheveron argent between three birds argent (?)
with three lozenges gules on the cheveron.
(iii) The impaled coat of (ii).
Upon the front of the base, upon the left-hand side, is inscribed:
Flos mercatorvm, qvos terra Britana creavit,
écce, svb hoc tvmvlo Gvlielmvs Bondvs hvmatvr.
ille mari mvltvm passvs per saxa, per vndas
ditavit patrias peregrinis mercibvs oras.
Magnanimvm Græci mirantvr Iasona vates
avrea de Gelido retvlit qvia vellera Phasi.
Upon the right-hand side:
Graecia docta tace Graii concedite vates:
hic jacet Argolico mercator Iasone maior.
vellera mvlta tvlit magis avrea vellere Phryxi
Et freta mvlta scidit magis ardva Phasidos vndis.
hei mihi qvod nvllo mors est svperabilis avro
flos mercatorvm, Gulielmvs Bondvs humatvr.
Beneath the Sarcophagus upon the left-hand side:
Heere liethe the bodie of Will'm Bonde alderman
somtime shreve of london a marchant adventvrer
On the right-hand side:
moste famovs in his age for his greate adven
tvres bothe by sea and lande obiit 30 may 1576.
7. PETER GAUSSEN, 1788, and others.
Above (5) is a plain rectangular inscribed tablet, recessed at the sides,
with a moulded cornice and a shaped apron with a shield of arms and foliage.
Above the cornice is a pyramidal slab with figures in high relief of a woman
(probably Charity) holding a medallion portrait of the deceased and with
three children below. Twined about the figures is a broad ribbon.
Arms: Sable a lion (?) passant or (?) on a chief or (?) three . . . impaling
a defaced coat.
The inscription runs:
This monument was erected to the memory of
PETER GAUSSEN ESQ.
he closed a life of benevolence
by a death of patience and resignation
the 20th Nov:R 1788, aged 66 years.
Here are likewise deposited the remains of
Peter gaussen Esq who died 17th. Septr. 1759,
Aged 82 Years.
And iane gaussen Wife of the last mentioned
who died 4th. Iany. 1747, Aged 71 Years, Uncle and Aunt
to the first mentioned Peter Gaussen.
Likewise anna maria gaussen who died the 24th. Iune, 1767,
Aged 6 Years and 6 Months.
Paul gaussen who died 17th Iany. 1774, Aged 16 Years.
peter gaussen who died 28th Octr. 1781, Aged 25 Years.
Children of the first mentioned Peter Gaussen Esq.
Anna maria gaussen Widow of Peter gaussen esq.r.
Obt. December 6th 1804 in the 70th. Year of her Age.
8. MARTIN BOND, 1643.
A wall monument flanked by Corinthian columns resting on carved
trussed corbels and supporting separate entablatures and a broken segmental
pediment with an achievement of arms in the middle. Between the columns
is a rectangular panel with a camp scene in high relief. In the middle is the
armed figure of the deceased seated in the entrance of a tent; at the sides
are sentries armed as musketeers, and to the left is a horse and groom; below
the panel is an enriched apron with an inscribed tablet and shield of arms;
a third shield of arms hangs at the back of the tent.
(i) Argent, a cheveron sable with three bezants thereon.
(ii) The Merchant Venturers' Company.
(iii) As (i).
The inscription is as follows:
Neere this place resteth ye body of ye worthy Cittizen & Solder
Martin Bond Esq son of Will' Bond Sherife & Alderman of London
he was Captaine in ye yeare 1588 at ye campe at Tilbury & after remained
cheife Captaine of ye trained Bandes of this Citty vntil his death
He was a Marchant Adventver & free of ye Company of Haberdasher,
He lived to the Age of 85 yeares and Dyed in May 1643
His Pyety Prvdence Covrage and Charity, have left
behinde him a Never Dyeing Monvment
Quam Prudens hic Miles erat quam Nobile Rectus,
Nouerunt Princeps Patria Castra Duces
Ciui quanta fuit Pietas, quam larga Manusq
Pauperis agnoscunt viscera Templa Togœ,
Miles hic et ciuis qualem Vix millibus Unum
Sæcla referre queant nec meminisse Parem
Patrvo bene merito Gvlielmvs Bond Armiger posvit.
9. HENRY PETER KUHFF, 1796.
A plain inscribed tablet with a marble border carried on a small pair
of corbels and surmounted by a simple moulded cornice and a black marble
pyramidal slab with an urn in front of it.
near this spot
are deposited the remains
Henry Peter Kuhff Esquire,
who departed this life
october the 10th 1796
in the 70th: year of his age.
Peter Kuhff his son
January the 10th: 1786,
in his 7TH year.
Frederick Charles Kuhff Esquire,
march the 11th: 1792
aged 50 years.
10. VALENTINE MORTOFT, 1641.
A wall monument with an inscribed tablet of black marble, with gilt
lettering, in the middle and a moulded border flanked by a pair of Corinthian
columns resting on trusses and supporting an entablature with a segmental
broken pediment, and an achievement of arms. The apron has an inscribed
tablet and a scrolled enrichment at the base.
(i) Sable, a couched stag looking backward with a moor-cock rising
between its antlers argent impaling (dexter) Glover and (sinister)
(ii) Azure, a fess embattled and counter-embattled ermine between
three crescents argent (Glover, first wife).
(iii) Sable, a couched stag looking backwards argent (Mortoft
without the moor-cock).
(iv) Gules, three rams' heads cut off at the neck or (Hammersley,
(v) Mortoft (as iii) impaling Glover.
(vi) Mortoft (as iii) impaling Hammersley.
The inscriptions are:
I shall see God in my flesh
Neere vnto this place lyeth buryed
the body of Valentine Mortoft Esq.
haveing lived comfortably wth. two
wives: The first Ellen Glover, by
whome hee had William, who was
liveing at his death. His secod wife
Margaret Davghter of Sir
Hvgh Ham'rsly Kt. & Alderman of
London, by her hee had issve fovr
Sons, and three davghters of wch.
He left liveing one Son &
Hee finished the covrse of 68 yeares
and yeilded vp his spirit to God Sept.
16. 1641. Beqveathing his body to ye
earth to wayt for a glorious
The memoriall of the just shall be had
in Everlasting Remembrance
11. ELIZABETH THOMPSON, 1828.
12. SAMUEL WINTER, 1837.
13. HENRY WHITE, 1702–3.
A shaped tablet or cartouche with scroll-work and cherubs' heads on
either side surmounted by a coat-of-arms.
Arms: Gules, an annulet or all within a border sable charged with
eight stars or, a crescent for difference.
Interred the Body of
Late of Bilbao Merchant
who Departed this life
the first day of Ianuary
Anno Dom: 1702/3
Ætatis Suæ 29
et filius et ffrater erat
14. ANN JENNINGS, 1773.
A plain inscribed tablet surmounted by a simple moulded capping
and an urn; beneath the tablet is a shaped apron with palm branches.
In a Vault Adjoining
Lies the Remains of
ANN the wife of
of this Parish
Who Departed this Life
The 9th. of March 1773
Aged 27 Years
She was an Affectionate Wife
A Tender Mother a sincere friend
And a good Christian
Her Loss to her Disconsolate Husband is
15. A newly erected memorial to the men who fell in the Great War
16. JOHN SMITH, 1783.
A plain oblong inscribed tablet resting on corbels and surmounted
by a simple cornice and pediment and a shield of arms; below the tablet
is a moulded shelf and a shaped apron.
Arms: Azure a saltire or between four martlets or.
In Memory of
JOHN SMITH ESQR
of this Parish who died
June 29th 1783 Aged
Sincerety and Benevolence
he endeared himself to
who knew him:
But more especially to the
Poor. and Needy.
by kind Condescension and boundless
"Go and do thou likewise"
17. ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, 1799.
A plain inscribed tablet flanked by narrow pilasters and surmounted
by a simple cornice and an urn.
To the memory of
mrs Elizabeth Ursula Hutchinson
wife of James Hutchinson esqre
of this Parish
who died July 6th 1799 aged 73 years
The tablet commemorates other members of the family after 1800.
18. FRANCIS BANCROFT, 1727.
A modern inscription. The original monument now rests beneath
the floor of the church, in accordance with the instructions of the deceased,
that it should remain for one hundred years and then be placed underground.
The achievement of arms is no doubt part of the original monument, as it
incorporates part of a moulded cornice which forms no part of the present
design. An engraving showing the complete monument is included in
J. T. Smith's Antiquities of London.
Arms: Or a bend azure between six crosslets azure with three wheat
sheaves or on the bend.
Crest: A wheat sheaf between two wings or.
In memory of
Mr Francis Bancroft
who bequeathed the
bulk of his property
in London and middlesex
on trust to the worshipful
company of drapers, to
be applied by them in
the cause of charity
and education. He died
March xix 1727. aged 75
19. GEORGE KELLUM, 1732.
Above the monument to Francis Bancroft is a plain mural tablet
recessed at the sides and having a cornice and segmental pediment above,
and a slightly moulded shelf and a shaped apron below.
Near this Place lies interr'd the Body of
Major General GEORGE KELLUM, Third Son
of George Kellum Esqr. of this Parish.
He had the Honour to serve his Country under
the best of Princes, King William the Third,
of Glorious Memory:
And after his Decease under the victorious
Iohn Duke of Marlborough
And was Colonel of an English Regiment
He died in the Communion of the Church of
Christ, and rests in hope of a blessed
Resurrection: Through the alone Merits of
his Saviour Iesus Christ
Born September the 26th, 1659:
Died December the 23d, 1732:
20. ANN ROBERTSON, 1750.
A plain inscribed tablet slightly raised on an equally plain background.
In memory of
ANN ROBERTSON wife of FRANCIS ROBERTSON
who died 4th. Octr. 1750, aged 31.
FRANCIS ROBERTSON, died 21st. jany. 1787, aged 73.
JANE ROBERTSON, second wife of FRANCIS ROBERTSON,
died 5th. Jany. 1795, aged 77.
(And others after 1800)
21. CHARLES BURDETT, 1737.
A plain tablet having a cornice, segmental pediment, and urn above,
with a shaped apron and a cartouche of arms below.
Arms: Azure two bends argent each charged with three martlets
gules impaling gules three demi-lions or (?)
Near this Place,
Is buried Charles Burdett
Who died the 25th. of October 1737.
And also MARY BURDETT
Who died the 3d. of March 1758,
Thomas Burdett their Son,
has erected this Marble to
the ever honoured, and
beloved Memory of his
22. HUGH PEMBERTON, 1500. (Formerly in St. Martin Outwich.
See also under Brasses.)
Consists of an altar tomb, canopy, and wall panel all of Purbeck or
Sussex marble. The altar tomb has a panelled front with three square
quatrefoiled panels enclosing blank shields, and four upright panels each
divided into two lights; the ends have similar panels; the slab has a moulded
edge recessed for brass fillets. The canopy rests on two free piers and two
shafted responds against the wall; the piers are buttressed and have shallow
niches with crocketted spires and pinnacles; the front of the canopy is
richly panelled and has three ogee crocketted arches springing from intermediate pendants and having cusped segmental sub-arches; there is a
similar arch at each end of the canopy. The moulded cornice is enriched
with roses and square flowers, and is finished with a cresting of 'Tudor
flowers.' The soffit has a richly panelled vault. The wall panel at the back
has brasses and indents of brasses, partly cut away.
(i) (Argent) a cheveron (sable) between three buckets (sable) banded
(or) impaling checky on a fess three martlets.
(ii) The old arms of the Merchant Taylors' Company. The inscription is a late addition. Part of the original inscription is given
by Hatton. (fn. 2)
23. ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL, 1855. (Modern Brass.)
24. GEORGE NIBBS, 1796.
Plain white marble tablet.
In Memory of
GEORGE NIBBS ESQR.
from the Island of TORTOLA.
Barister at Law
of the Inner Temple,
who died January 15th; 1796,
Aged 23 Years.
lies Intere'd near this Place.
25. A modern base with a Bethersden marble slab, just beneath the
monument to John Robinson.
26. JOHN ROBINSON, 1599.
A handsome wall monument of two bays flanked by Corinthian
columns resting on a deep panel and inscribed base of quadrant section and
supporting an entablature and an enriched cartouche of arms. Each bay
has a round arch with carved spandrels and tympanum with a shield of arms;
below the arches are kneeling figures of a man and nine sons and his wife and
seven daughters with a prayer desk in the middle. Beneath the curved base
is a shaped apron with a round panel enclosing a lozenge of arms.
(i) (Vert) a cheveron (or) between three roebucks or with three
cinquefoils (gules) on the cheveron (Robinson).
(ii) and (iii) Robinson impaling (argent) a cheveron (sable) between
three crosslets (sable) (Anderson).
Upon the base on the left-hand side:
Within this Monvment lye the earthly parts of Ihon
Robinson marchant of ye Staple of England free of ye copany
of Marchant Talors, and sometymes Alderman of Londo',
and Christian his wife eldest davghter of Tho: Anderson
grocer they spent together 36 yeares in holy wedlock
and were happy besides other worldly blessings in nyne
sonnes and seaven davghters. She changed her mortall
habitation for a heavenly on the 24 of Aprill. 1592.
her hvsband following her on the 19 of February 1599.
both mvch beloved in theire lives, and moare lamented at
theire deathes especially by the poore to whome
theire good deedes (being alive) begott many prayers
and now (being dead) many teares: The glasse of his
life held threescore and ten yeares, and then ran
ovt. To live long and happy is an honor, bvt to dye happy
a greater glory, boeth theis aspird to boeth heaven
(no doubt) hath theire sovles, and this howse of stone
theire bodyes where they sleepe in peace, till the som'ons
of a gloriovs resvrrection wakens them.
27. Against the north wall upon the raised platform at the west entrance
a small altar with chamfered slab given by William Robinson, 1633, inscribed
in a panel in front:
THE GIFT OF
28. SIR ANDREW JUDD, 1558.
A small painted wall monument upon the east wall of the nuns' quire;
it is of two bays divided and flanked by Corinthian columns, resting on
panelled and enriched pedestals and supporting an entablature on which
is a centre-piece with an achievement of arms. Each bay has a round
arch with carved spandrels and a mask at the apex; below the arches
are kneeling figures of a man and four sons and wife and one daughter, with
a prayer desk on each side of the middle column. Between the pedestals
are inscribed panels.
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4 gules a fess raguly (argent) between three
boars' heads cut off at the neck (argent) 2 and 3 or three lions gules.
Crest: A boar's head.
On the left-hand panel:
To rvssia and mussova
To spayne gynny withovte fable
Traveld he by land and sea
Bothe mayre of London and staple
The commenwelthe he norished
So worthelie in all his daies
That ech state fvllwell him loved
To his perpetvall prayes
On the right-hand panel:
Three wyves he had one was mary
Fower svnes one mayde had he by her
Annys had none by him trvly
By dame mary had one dowghtier
Thvs in the month of september
A thowsande fyve hvnderd fyftey
And eyght died this worthie staplar
Worshipynge his posterytye
Under the left-hand panel:
Under the right-hand panel:
29. SIR WILLIAM PICKERING, 1574.
Beneath the first arch of the arcade between the nuns' quire and the
parish quire is a large monument of marble, consisting of a panelled base
supporting a moulded sarcophagus with a recumbent effigy in Elizabethan
armour on a rush mattress. The canopy is in two bays with round arches
and coffered soffits and is finished with an entablature, ball-finials and pierced
cresting; the solid ends are panelled, as are the pilasters at the angles and
between the bays. The canopy rests on three pairs of Corinthian columns
supporting separate entablatures, and between the pairs of columns at the
ends are panelled walls, each pierced by a round-headed opening with carved
spandrels and transom. From the middle of the canopy rises a fluted
pedestal supporting an elaborately carved circular cartouche with an achievement of arms on both faces. Round the monument is a wrought-iron rail
with buttressed standards having twisted and ball-topped pinnacles. For
inscription see No. 30.
Arms: Gules a cheveron between three fleurs-de-lis or.
Crest: A fleur-de-lis or.
30. WILLIAM PICKERING, 1542, and his son, 1574.
At the east end of the north arcade adjoining the above-mentioned
monument an inscribed tablet with a moulded border flanked by panelled
pilasters bearing heads carved in relief, two to each pilaster. Above and
below the tablet are a pair of scrolls separated above by a small square of
coloured marble and below by a roundel, the whole supported by a pair of
carved and moulded corbels.
Crest: A fleur-de-lis.
Qviescit hic Gvlielmvs Pikeringvs pater,
eqvestris ordinis vir, miles mareschallvs.
qvi obiit xix Maii anno salvtis a Christo
Iacet hic etiam Gvlielmvs Pikeringvs filivs
miles, corporis animiq, bonis insigniter ornatvs
literis excvltvs, et religioni sincervs. sex
lingvas exacte percallvit qvatvor principibvs
summa cvm lavde inservivit: Henrico scilicet
octavo militari virtute: Edwardo sexto
legatione Gallica: reginæ Mariæ negotiatione
Germanica: Elizabethæ principi omnivm
illvstrissimæ svmmis officiis devotissimvs.
obiit Londini in ædibvs Pikeringiis ætate
lviii. anno gratiae mdlxxiiii. Ianvarii
Cvivs memoriæ Thomas Henneagivs miles cameræ
regiæ thesavrarivs, Iohannes Astley armiger
iocalivm magister, Drvgo Drvreivs miles, et
Thomas Wottonvs armiger testamenti svi
execvtores, monvmentvm hoc posvere.
31. JOHN STANDISH, 1686.
Above the tablet to William Pickering is another of slightly convex
section with fruit and scroll-work, surmounted by a winged cherub's head
and an urn with drapery beneath, the whole supported upon a corbel of
slight projection with a shield carved upon it, but no arms.
IOHANNES STANDISH S.t.p.
pétriburgim Agro Northamp.
Natus Colleg. St. petri apud cantabrig'
Trigenta annos plus minus, socius
Rector de Therfeild in agro
Hartford. nec non Serenifs Reg
Carolo 2do et Jacobo 2do a sacris
Deposuit 2do calend.
Januar: Ann: Dom: milessmo.
Sccentifsmo. Octuagessmo. Sexto
32. JOHN WILLIAMS, 1831.
33. WILLIAM KIRWIN, 1594.
Beneath the third arch of the arcade, between the nuns' quire and
the parish nave, a small altar tomb with panelled sides bearing incised figures
of children, two shields and a lozenge of arms, carved pilasters at the angles
and slab forming the cornice of the entablature. It is enclosed within a
plain wrought-iron railing. Monument repaired and restored 1868.
(i) Fretty on a chief three fleurs-de-lis (Kirwin).
(ii) The Masons' Company.
(iii) Kirwin impaling a chief with three griffins' (?) heads raised
Crest: A hand holding a fleur-de-lis.
Upon the south side of the altar tomb is the following inscription:
Here Lyeth the bodie of William Kerwin of this cittle of London
free mason whoe departed this lyfe the 26th daye of December anno do' 1594
(The words at each end are upon the pilasters.)
In smaller lettering below the architrave moulding and between the pilasters
on either side:
Magdalene jacet [v]irtvs post fata svpstes: Corpvs hvmo tectvm Christo
Conivgione fide Relligioqe Manet. Vt mentis consors astra svprema
Upon the east end is an inscription recording:
Repaired and restored by the Parish, 1868.
Upon the north side, arranged similarly to those on the south side:
And H[e]ere alsoe lyeth the bodie of Magdalen Kirwin his
wife by whome He had
issve iii sonnes and ii davghters shee deceased the xxiiith. of
Ædibvs Atta Liois Londinvm qvi decoravi: Me dvce
svrgebant alijs regalia tecta
exigvam tribvvnt hanc mihi fata domv' me dvce conficitvr
ossibvs vrna meis.
At the bottom:
Be'imin Kirwin ye sonne of William Kirwin Deceased ye 21th of Iuly
1621 whoe had Ishve 7 sonne[s]
and 5 davghters whereof 5 of them lyeth heere in this Vavlt.
At the west end of the monument, on the frieze:
Christvs mihi Vita,
Mors mihi Lvcrvm
Below the architrave moulding:
Nos qvos certvs amor primis conivnxit ab a[n]nis
Ivnxit idem tvmvlvs ivnxit idemqæ polvs
34. ROBERT DINGLEY, 1741.
Near the west door of the parish nave, a plain inscribed tablet
of white marble upon a black marble background, and surmounted by a
draped skull. Beneath the tablet is a shield.
Arms: Barry of four, in chief a molet, between two roundels a
scutcheon charged with a crown encircling two sceptres saltire-wise.
In a Vault in the Churchyard
Lyeth the Body
of ROBERT DINGLEY
Late of this Parish Jeweller.
As a Son a Husband and a Parent
With an uncommon Greatness of Mind
He dyed 30 March 1741. Aged 63.
In the same Vault resteth
SUSANNAH His Wife
Whose Virtue and Piety
She dyed 4 Oct. 1747. Aged 67.
They had 19 Children 6 Survived them
Rebecca Susanna Robert Charles
Catharine and Frances
This Monument was Erected
By their Son ROBERT
As an Instance
Of his Gratitude and Affection.
also to the Memory of
HENRY & REBECCA ELKIN,
Parents of the above named SUSA: DINGLEY
35. FRANCES BAUMER, 1832.
36. HESTER JAMES, 1828.
37. RICHARD JAMES, 1800.
Small oval tablet surmounted by an urn.
to the memory of
RICHARD JAMES, Son of
Richard and Hester James
of this City died 2nd. of Novr. 1800
aged 1 Year and 9 Months
THOMAS JAMES the second Son
died 12th. of June 1801
aged 1 Year and 1 Month
Of such is the kingdom of God.
38. SIR JOHN CROSBY, 1476, and AGNES, his first wife.
Under the first arch of the arcade between the parish quire and the
Chapel of the Holy Ghost, an altar tomb of Purbeck or Sussex Marble with
a moulded slab and panelled sides with three panels on each side, divided by
pairs of buttresses and one panel at each end, all elaborately cusped and
bearing a shield of arms in the middle of each panel. Upon the slab are two
recumbent effigies in alabaster, the man in armour with a cloak, thrown
back, and a collar of suns and roses, and at his feet a griffon, the woman with
a butterfly head-dress and elaborate necklace, her feet resting on two dogs.
The inscription on a brass fillet on the edge of the moulded slab has
now entirely gone, but Hatton (fn. 3) records a portion of it, as remaining in 1708,
and the full inscription is preserved by Weever: (fn. 4)
"Orate pro animabus Johannis Crosby Militis Ald. atque tempore
vite Majoris Staple ville Caleis et Agnetis Uxoris sue ac Thome, Richardi,
Johannis, Johannis, Margarete et Johanne liberorum ejusdem Johannis Crosby
militis. Ille obiit 1475 et illa 1466 Quorum animabus propitietur Deus."
(i) (Sable) a cheveron ermine between three rams passant (argent)
(Crosby) impaling (azure) a fess cotised (argent).
(iii) The impaled coat of (i).
(iv) At west end, the Grocers' Company.
(v) to (vii) As (i) to (iii).
(viii) At east end, the staple of Calais.
39. REV. JAMES BLENKARNE, 1836.
40. REV. JOHN EDMUND COX, 1890.
Author of Annals of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate.
41. CHARLES MATTHEW CLODE, 1893.
Master of the Merchant Taylors' Company.
42. JANE ELIZABETH BLENKARNE, 1840.
43. JOHN BATHURST DEANE, 1873.
First rector of the united parishes of St. Martin Outwich, and
44. JAMES FLETCHER, 1907.
45. RICHARD STAPER, 1608 (formerly in St. Martin Outwich).
A large wall monument in two arched bays with panelled pilasters
at the sides and a corbel in the middle; the spandrels and the tympana
are carved and have two shields of arms; in the recesses are kneeling
figures of a man and five sons and a woman with four daughters. The
monument is flanked by Corinthian columns standing on an inscribed base
of quadrant section and supporting an entablature with an achievement of
arms within a circular cartouche, and ornamental strap-work. Above the
cartouche is a cornice supporting the hull of a ship.
Arms: Argent a voided cross sable between four stars sable.
Crest: A seated lion gardant.
On the sarcophagus, on the left-hand side:
Here resteth the bodie of the
worshipfvl Richard staper electid
Alderman of this Cittye Anno 1594 hee
was the greatest merchant in his
tyme the cheifest Actor in Discoveri, of
the trades of tvrkey, and East
India, A man hvmble in Prosperity,
paynefvl and ever ready in the
affayres publiqve and discreetely
On the right-hand side:
Carefvl of his private a liberal
howsekeeper, bowntifvl to the poore,
an vpright dealer in the world, and
a divovt aspirer after the world to
come Mvch blest in his prosperity, and
happy in his and their Allyavances. He
dyed the last Iune Anno domine 1608
Intravit vt exiret.
46. SIR JOHN SPENCER, 1609.
A very large and magnificent monument against the south wall of
the nave, originally under the north arch of the south transept but removed
to its present position in 1867. It consists of a panelled altar tomb on which
are recumbent effigies of a man and wife, the former in armour with a long
cloak and ruff. At the feet of the woman's figure is a kneeling figure of a
daughter at prayer-desk and facing east. On either side of the tomb is a large
obelisk with ball finial and spike and standing on a panelled pedestal. Behind
the effigies is a wall canopy with two round arches with coffered soffits having
cherub-head keystones and supporting an entablature with the cornice
brought forward on four shaped brackets. The back of the arched recesses
has carved enrichment, two inscribed tablets and two shields of arms and in
the middle spandrel a cartouche of arms. Above the cornice is a centre-piece
with carved pilasters and an achievement of arms; flanking the centre-piece
are cartouches with shields of arms.
(i) (Argent) two gimel bars sable between three spread-eagles sable
(ii) The same.
(iii) Quarterly, I, sable a leopard argent; 2, sable three roses argent;
3, azure a cheveron or between three falcons' heads razed or;
4, gules three pales or within a border or charged with roundels
(iv) As (i).
(v) (i) impaling (iii).
(vi) As (iii).
Crests: (a) a falcon rising; (b) a lion's head razed.
In the left-hand recess behind the recumbent effigies:
Hic sitvs est Ioannes Spencer
Eqves avratvs, civis, & senator
Londinensis, eivsdemq civitatis
prætor anno d'ni mdxciiii
qvi ex Alicia Bromfeldia
vxore vnicam reliqvit filiam
Elizabeth Gvilielmo Baroni
Compton envptam, obiit 3o
die martii anno salvtis mdcix
In the right-hand recess:
Socero bene merito
Gvilielmvs baro Compton
An inscription at the foot of the male effigy records the fact that
the tomb originally stood in the northern arch of the south transept, and
was removed to its present position, restored and repaired in 1867 by Charles,
3rd Marquis of Northampton.
47. THE REV. JOHN ALFRED LUMB AIREY, 1909 (over vestry
48. FANNY GAMBLE, 1907.
49. ALICE ESCOTT, 1837.
50. RICHARD BACKWELL, 1731.
White marble tablet with sunk inscribed panel, pediment and cartouche of arms; shaped apron with three shields of arms.
(i) Argent on a cheveron sable three covered cups or.
(ii) (i) Impaling sable a cross engrailed or (?)
(iii) (i) Impaling a cross or between four fleurs-de-lis or with a roundel
gules (?) on the cross.
(iv) The impaled coat of (iii) impaling gules three crescents or and a
border ermine (?)
Crest: A demi-bull rising out of a mural crown.
H. S. E.
RICHARDUS BACKWELL ARMIGER
(edvardi backwell hujus olim
Civitatis Aldermanni Filius)
Heu ! maxime deflendus
patriæ admodum et amicis
(Haud æque sibi)
Obiit Aprilis die 26. a.d. 1731. Ætat. 67.
hoc marmor dicavit
51. ABIGAIL LAWRENCE, 1682.
A mural tablet resting upon a plain marble altar tomb and consisting
of a plain tablet recessed at sides, flanked by scrolls of palm leaves and
having a spreading moulded base; the architrave at the top slopes back in
a bold cavetto to a heavily scalloped shelf supporting a large fluted urn.
Of Dame ABIGAIL LAWRENCE
Late Wife of Sr IOHN LAWRENCE Ktn & alderman heere Interred
was this tombe Erected
Shee was the tender Mother of ten Children
the nine first being all daughters
shee suckled at her owne breasts
They all liued to be of age
her last a son died an Infant
Shee liued a married wife thirty nine years
three and twenty whereof
Shee was an Exemplary matron of this Cittie
dying in the 59th. year of her age
being the 6 Iune
52. JOHN OTESWICH, late 14th century (formerly in St. Martin
Outwich (fn. 5) ).
Modern base with recumbent effigies in alabaster, the man in gown
buttoned at neck and belted at waist, long anelace or short sword and undergarment with tight buttoned sleeves; woman in sideless coat-hardie, cloak
and veiled head-dress; angels at heads of both figures, man's feet on lion,
woman's feet on dog.
The inscription is modern. The old inscription had disappeared in
Hatton's time (1708), but he records a coat-of-arms as then existing on the
tomb—two bars with two molets (?) in chief and a scallop in base (fn. 6) .
53. NATHANIEL SIMPSON, 1849 (from St. Martin Outwich).
54. JOHN TUFNELL, 1686.
Upon the east wall of the south transept an oval tablet with a
moulded border surmounted by a keystone and pedestal with shield of arms
Arms: Quarterly, 1 and 4 azure a fess or between three ostrich
feathers or with three choughs sable on the fess; 2 and 3 gules a cross
botony or, each point of the cross charged with 3 scallops sable.
Filius Natu Maximus Fohannis Tufnell Arm.
Eximiœ Spei Adolescentulus
Formâ pariter et Ingenie prastans;
(Ineunte jam Sexto Ætatis Anno)
Et nimia Virtus
Et Fatorum Invidia (heu semper deflenda)
In Cœlum evexere
iv° Cal. Nov. A.D. MDCLXXXVI.
Durum . . . sed levius fit patientiâ,
Quicquid corrigere est Nefas
South wall of Transept.
55. REV. JOHN ROSE, 1821 (from St. Martin Outwich).
56. THOMAS CLUTTERBUCK, 1714 (from St. Martin Outwich).
A small-shaped tablet with palm leaves and surmounted by a cartouche of arms flanked by cherubs' heads.
Arms: Azure a lion rampant or on a chief (sable ?) three scallops
Near this place lies
the Body of
Thomas Clutterbuck late
of ye Parish of Kingstanly in ye
County of Gloucester Gent:
who died the 13th. May 1714
In the 26th. year of his Age
Here Lies ye Body of
Late Mercht. of London
who died 23d. January
1697 In the 63 year
of his Age
57. BEAUMONT ATKINSON, 1847 (from St. Martin Outwich).
58. HANNAH STANLEY and MARY SMITH, the wives of CHARLES
GOODMAN (from St. Martin Outwich).
A plain tablet with a moulded shelf and shaped apron surmounted
by a cornice and cartouche of arms.
Arms: Parted palewise ermine and sable a double-headed eagle or, on
a quarter sable a martlet or (Goodman).
In a Vault contiguous to this
Pillar lyes Interred the Bodyes
of HANNAH the daughter of
Mr. John Stanley and Mary
the daughter of Mr. ALLYN SMITH
Both ye wives of Charles Goodman
late of this Parish Gent.
The Former dyed July 14th. 1708. Aged 32 years
The Latter MARCH 27th. 1713. Aged 34 years
And also Charles a Son by ye said Mary
who dyed November 24th. 1714 aged 2 Years
And 10 Months
59. MARY TEASDALE, 1804 (from St. Martin Outwich).
60. WILLIAM JONES, 1882. (Inscription below recording presentation
61. Lt.-Col. JAMES CRUICKSHANK GRANT, 1826 (from St. Martin
62. BARBARA GOULD SIMPSON, 1827 (from St. Martin Outwich).
63. WALTER BERNARD, 1746.
A large monument in the south transept, consisting of a plain
inscribed base on which are two urns and a sarcophagus with a fluted top.
On the sarcophagus is a pyramidal centre-piece with an achievement of arms
and flanked by Ionic columns supporting entablatures with continuous
cornice and finished with an urn and two burning lamps.
Arms: A muzzled bear rampant impaling a fleur-de-lis.
Crest: A demi-bear rampant and muzzled.
In a Vault near this place are Deposited the Remains of
Walter Bernard. Esqr
Alderman & late Sheriff of this City;
in both which Stations He acted to the General Satisfaction
of his Fellow Citizens,
He was a Sincere Christian,
a Faithfull Husband, a kind Master, and a true Friend
and as the whole Conduct of his Life
was agreeable to the principales of true Religion & Virtue
so his Death was universally Lamented
He dyed May the: 4: 1746 Aged: 51.
64. ELIZABETH ELLIS, 1835 (from St. Martin Outwich).
65. THOMAS LANGHAM, 1700 (from St. Martin Outwich).
An inscribed tablet flanked by Corinthian pilasters with separate
entablatures and an achievement of arms between them. Below the tablet
is a moulded shelf with two corbels and a cartouche beneath it.
(i) (Argent) three bears' heads razed (sable) muzzled (or).
(ii) (Argent) a cheveron (sable) between three birds (sable) impaling (i).
Near this place are interr'd
the Bodies of
Citizen of London
who died Decembr. 3d. 1700;
And of Eleanor his wife
who died Decembr 2d. 1694
And of Rebekah their only Child
who was married to
Beniamin Rokeby of London Mercht.
& had Issue by him one son
Langham Rokeby & two daughters
Rebekah & Elizabeth
she died December 21th. 1692
Non, nisi per mortem patet iter ad Astra
Benjamin Rokeby Esq
dyed the 3d. of February 1732/3 Aged 89
66. THOMAS GREENAWAY, 1829.
67. JOHN MILES, 1814.
68. GERVASH RERESBY, 1704.
Upon west wall of south transept a draped tablet flanked by a pair of
winged cherub-heads and surmounted by an achievement of arms, the whole
resting upon an enriched corbel.
Arms: Gules on a bend argent three crosses paty sable.
Crest: A goat (?) passant.
Quod Mortale erat GERVASH RERESBY
Antiquissima ejusdem nominis familiâ
Qui cum triginta plus annos in Hispania
fide indelibatâ summoque honore
In Angliam tandem
atque anima mente inconcussa
Hoc patri optimo
Filius posuit unicus
69. RACHEL CHAMBRELAN, 1687.
A large mural monument in two tiers, the upper consisting of an inscription-tablet recessed at sides, flanked by a pair of cherubs surmounted by
an entablature, above which rises an urn upon a moulded base, flanked by
swags of fruit and foliage and a pair of lamps. Beneath a heavy cabled
shelf is a second inscription-tablet with capping and base moulding, flanked
by wreaths and cherub-heads, and below a corbel enriched with a pair of
cherub-heads, drapery with a pendant of fruit and flowers.
Arms: Gules within an orle of cinqsoils or a scutcheon argent
(Chamberlain), impaling ermine a cross raguly gules a quarter sable ermined
Charles Chambrelan Esq;
Alderman of this City;
in testimony of his true affection
and sorrow for their deaths
hath consecrated this Monument;
to the memory of his dearly beloved Wife
(the daughter of Sr. Jo: Lawrence Kt.
Lord Mayor of London, 1665.)
who dyed August the 21st 1687
soon after the delivery of her 10th. child.
and of his fourth Daughter Hester
who dyed the 9th. of June 1687,
at the Age of 6 Years 8 Months
Both whose Bodies are here deposited in a Vault
near this Place;
(belonging to his Ancestors,)
In expectation of a joyful Resurrection
at the last day.
Upon the apron:
In the same Vault with his dear Wife and Daughter
(and with like hopes of a joyful Resurrection together)
Lyeth the Body of Charles Chambrelan Esq; Alderman of this City.
who departed this Life Janry: 29th: 1704, Aged 65 Years:
having no where left behind him either a Merchant better accomplished;
or a Gentleman more compleatly adorn'd with all sorts of usefull Knowledge.
In memory of her most affectionate & entirely beloved Father, Abigall
his sorrowful Daughter & sole Executrix (the wife of Lemyng Rebow Esq;)
caused this Monument to be enlarg'd.
70. THOMAS ROWLAND ALSTON, 1844.
71. HENRY WILLIAM WARD, 1826.