Londina Illustrata. Graphic and Historical Memorials of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Schools, Charitable Foundations, Palaces, Halls, Courts, Processions, Places of Early Amusement, and Modern Present Theatres, in the Cities and Suburbs of London and Westminster, Volume 1
Interments in the Old Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill.The earlier part of the above list has been compiled from extracts from the Parish-Books contained in Mr. Wilkinson's MSS. which furnish the accurate names and dates of several of those remains of monuments noticed by Stow, as having been defaced before his time, as well as the particulars of several altogether unrecorded by him. The inscriptions and names of some of the later tombs are from Strype's Stow's Survey of London, Vol. I. book ii. chap. viii. pp. 139, 140: but those erected in the present Church are almost entirely from the series of monumental Plates engraven for Mr. Wilkinson's intended history of St. Peter upon Cornhill.
Roger Avenor, buried on the south side of the Church, .
Walter De Avenor, under or near the tomb of his father, :—Nicholas Pycot,[d]
Alderman and Mercer, at the Altar of St. Nicholas, :—Philip de Ufford, and Juliana his wife; he died :—Robert Pany, :—Hugh de Waltham, clerk, ; :—Hugh De Kent, and Matilda De Caxton, his wife; he died :—Robert De Manhale, Chandler; on the north side of the Church, :—William Byshop, :—William of Kingston, Fishmonger, buried before the Altar of the Holy Trinity, in a tomb erected by him in his lifetime; he died ,[e] —John Foxton, ; Arms, Gules, a Chevron between bugles sable, stringed and garnished, Or.
Arms (Gules) a fesse between billets (Or) the shield surmounted by a helmet:—John Waleys, alias Coneysburgh,[f] Poulterer, and Johanna Waleys, under a marble tomb; he died :—Richard Stondon, alias Manhale,[g] under a marble tomb; died :—John Butler, Hostiller; died :— Peter Mason, Taylor, and Johanna his wife; he died :—Hugh Rybrede, Fishmonger, died :—Richard Tutford, Horner, died :—John Bernard, Vintner, died :—John Lane,[h] Mercer, :—
—Alice Bridnel, Silkwoman, Widow; before the High Altar, :—Margery Clopton, widow of Robert Clopton, Aldermen; in the Chapel of St. Mary, :—
Joane Clerke, Widow, :—
Arms on the dexter side of the inscription, Sa. on a bend Arg. between cottises Ermine, escallops Gu. Sinister shield a chevron between leopards heads erased:—
Arms impaled, co.: a chevron ermine between wyverns; coat, a fesse indented between leopards' heads.
here be the Drapers' arms only:—
—his coat barry of ;—
Arms on the dexter side Impaled, both quarterly; . coat, . and . Patmer. Arg. escutcheons Gu. on each a bend Vaire between cinquefoils Or. . and . chevronels. . coat. . and . Poins. Barry of Or and Gu. a mullet for difference. . and . a chevron between lozenges Ermine:—
—Agnes Reed, daughter and heiress of Richard Reed of Wrangle, sometime Merchant of the Staple of Calais. Agnes dyed in the year of her age on Day, . Arms impaled barry of , in chief roundles:—
Arms quarterly, and Arg. a fesse dancettée Sa. platée, between cornish choughs proper:—Thomas Gardener, Grocer:—Justice Smith, &c.—A faire ancient tombe for Sir William Bowyer, in the south ile of the quire—
A faire marble stone under the Communion-table, plated about,
—a faire plated stone neere to the other—
In the same vault with Sir William Bowyer's body is Mr. Alderman Walthal's also laid; but no memorial yet made for him beside his funerall-banners.
From the Burial Register, fol. b—In a vault in the chancel upon the in the Year of our Lord , was buried the body of Thomas Westrow, Alderman and Sheriff of London; the son of Timothy Westrow, sometime Citizen and Grocer, in this Parish. His hatchments and such ensigns as were belonging to his name and degree hangyng over him.—Neer to this in the Chancel about a fair marble stone is this inscription:
Upon the stone thus.
[d] Called by Stow Nicholas Pricot.
[e] Stow unaccountably states that this great benefactor to St. Peter's Parish and London Bridge, was buried here about the year 1298; whereas his will is dated 1375, 49th Edward III., which agrees with the real time of his death and interment as restored by the above extract.
[f] Written by stow Unisbrugh.
[g] Printed Manhall by Stow, and dated 1503.
[h] Misprinted. Law in Stow.