| ||Names.|| ||Cause and Time of Presentation.|| ||Patrons.|| |
| ||Hugo Damlet, S.T.P. . . .|| ||Decease of Cove.—18th August, 1447. . . .|| ||Corporation of London.|| |
| ||Thomas Ashby, S.T.P. . . .|| ||Decease of Damlett.—17th May 1476. . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||John Breteyn, S.T.P. . . .|| ||Decease of Ashby.—10th December, 1478. . . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||Simon Green, alias Foderby, A.M.D.D. of Lincoln College, Oxford, 1501: He was afterwards, says Wood, several times Commissary of the University, and for his merits made Chauntor and Residentiary of the Cathedral Church at Lincoln, and also prebendary of Bykkyleswade or Biggleswade, in the said Church. He gave way to fate 27th March, 1536, and was buried in the aisle called the Chantor's-aisle, within the precincts of the Cathedral of Lincoln.—Dr. Bliss adds that he was admitted to the Rectory of All-Saints, Honeylane, London, Dec. 12th, 1494, and afterwards to other preferments; and that he was one of those recommended by the Chapter to the Archbishop of Canterbury to succeed Smyth in the See of Lincoln, but was not appointed.—Fasti Oxonienses, col. 8. vol. ii. Athenæ Oxonienses.|| || || || || |
| ||JOHN TAYLOR, S.T.B.D.D. and Master of St. John's College, Cambridge; consecrated Bishop of Lincoln June 26th, 1552; but refusing to be present at a mass in the beginning of the reign of Queen Mary, was like to have been greatly troubled, but that soon after he fell sick and died at Ankerwyke. He was one of the persons employed in compiling the Liturgy and Common Prayer published in the reign of King Edward VI., Ann. 1548, being at that time Dean of Lincoln.—Newcourt, vol. i. p. 526. note f. . . . .|| ||Decease of Green.—14th April, 1536. . . . . .|| ||For that occasion W.Butt, M.D.|| |
| ||John Pullen, S.T.B. . . .|| ||Promotion of Taylor to Bishopric of Lincoln.—7th Jan. 1552 .|| ||Edw. VI. by right of Prerogative.|| |
| ||John Hodgkins, S.T.P. . . .|| ||Deprivation of Pullen.—2nd April, 1555. . . . . .|| ||Corporation of London.|| |
| ||John Pullen, restored. . . . .|| ||Displacing of Hodgkins at accession of Elizabeth, 1558 . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||John Gough, Cl. . . . .|| ||Resignation of Pullen.—15th November, 1560. . . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||Richard Porder, Cl. . . . .|| ||Deprivation of Gough.—26th January, 1567. . . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||William Ashbold, A.M. . . .|| ||Decease of Porder.—7th January 1574. . . . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||William Ashbold, A.M. . . .|| ||. . . . 7th January 1590. . . . . .|| ||Queen Elizabeth for that occasion.|| |
| ||William Fairfax, S.T.P.This divine was also Vicar of East-Ham, in Essex, Dean of Sion College in London, and Chaplain in Ordinary to Charles I. He was originally of the University of Cambridge and came to the living of St. Peter, Cornhill, in the year 1626, if I mistake not. He is one of White's scandalous and malignant priests, in whose infamous
Century the causes of his sequestration are thus assigned: That he refused to admit lecturers into his house; that he used to play at cards on the sabbath-day; to be often drunk; and to frequent the company of ill women in a very suspicious manner; and that he had charged the Parliament to be the cause of all the troubles and disturbances in the kingdom; as also that he had neglected his cure, and supplied it with scandalous curates. Notwithstanding which heavy charges, I have heard the late most learned and pious Bishop of St. Asaph, one of his successors in this living (Dr. William Beveridge), say that he was an honest old gentleman. He was dispossessed of this living by the House of Commons, about August 1643, at which time Thomas Coleman was substituted in his room by the same authority. After his sequestration he was plundered and imprisoned in Southwark, in Ely House, in the Tower, and on shipboard.—An Attempt towards recovering an Account of the Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England who were Sequestered, harassed, &c. in the late times of the Grand Rebellion; by the Rev. J. Walker, Lond. 1714, fol. Part ii. 168. See also The First Century of Scandalous Malignant Priests, made and admitted into Benefices by the Prelates, in whose hands the Ordination of Ministers and Government of the Church hath been; by John White, Lond. 1643, 4to. p. 7. no. 18.
From the following entry on the Journals of the House of Commons, vol. ii. p. 807, it may probably be presumed that the inclination of the Parish was against Dr. Fairfax as a preacher, some time before he was sequestered from the living—Die Jovis, 13° Octobris, 1642. 18° Car. I.—Upon the humble petition of sundry of the Parishioners of St. Peter's, Cornhill, London, this day read in the House of Commons, desiring to have Mr. Marmaduke James, an orthodox divine, for their Lecturer upon Sundays in the afternoons, and that Mr. Edmund Broome, likewise an orthodox divine, may preach the Lecture upon Thursdays in the forenoon;—It is this day Ordered by the said House, that the said Mr. Marmaduke James shall be their Lecturer at St. Peter's aforesaid, to preach every Sunday in the afternoon; and it is also Ordered that Mr. Edmund Broome shall preach the Lecture every Thursday in the forenoon; And they hold it fit that he,—namely the latter,—shall have therefore the stipend that was formerly given to maintain the Lecture. And it is farther Ordered that Dr. Fairfax, the Parson of St. Peter's aforesaid, shall permit the said Mr. Marmaduke James and the said Mr. Edmund Broome, the free use of his pulpit, to preach the Lectures as is aforesaid, without any interruption or hindrance by him, the said Dr. Fairfax, or by any, from, by, or under, him.—The Edmund Broome, or Brome, mentioned in the above extract, was probably the divine noticed by Palmer as the ejected minister of South Reppis, in Norfolk, and as a person who was much esteemed for his learning, gravity, piety, and moderation; and was accounted an excellent preacher. So much was he addicted to his studies, that he left the management of all his temporal concerns to his wife. After he was ejected he exercised his ministry in private, as he had opportunity, to his old parishioners till the time of his death which was in 1667.—Nonconformist's Memorial, vol. ii. p. 220. . . .|| || || || || |
| ||Thomas Coleman. . . . .|| ||Sequestration of Fairfax.—7th May, 1644. . . . .|| ||Elected by the Vestry.|| |
| ||William Blackmore. . . .|| ||Decease of Coleman.—20th June, 1646. . . . . .|| ||The same, by order of the Committee for Plundered Ministers.|| |
| ||Thomas Hodges, S.T.P.This divine was of Christ-Church Oxford, D.D. Dec. 20th, 1642, collated to the Vicarage of Kensington in Middlesex, June 11th, 1641, and was sometimes a preacher before the Long Parliament, one of the Assembly of Divines, and a Covenanter; and after the Restoration he was made Dean of Hereford, on the promotion of Dr. Croft to that Bishopric in 1661, and rector of this Church, both which preferments he held until his death, about Midsummer, 1672, when the Deanery was filled up. His printed works are the following.—A Glimpse of God's Glory; a Fast-Sermon before the House of Commons, Psal. cxiii, 5, 6, Sept. 28th, 1642, 4to.: The Growth and Spreading
of Heresy; ditto, March 10th, 1646, ii. Peter ii. 1. 1647, 4to.: Inaccessible Glory, or the Impossibility of seeing God's Face whilst we are in the Body; Funeral-Sermon for Sir Theodore Mayerne, at St. Martin's in the Fields, on Friday, March 30th, 1655, Exod. xxxiii, 20. 4to.: Sion's Hallelujah, Thanksgiving for the King's Return, Sermon before the Lords in Westminster Abbey, June 28th, 1660, Psal. cxxvi. 3. 4to.—Fasti Oxonienses, col. 52, vol. iv. Athenæ Oxonienses.—Historical Register and Chronicle of English Affairs, by White Kennet, Bishop of Peterborough, Lond. 1744, fol. p. 190. . . .|| ||Ejection of Blackmore.—23rd October, 1662. . . . .|| ||Corporation of London.|| |
| ||WILLIAM BEVERIDGE, Cl.A celebrated and learned divine born at Barrow in Leicestershire, of which his father and grandfather were Viears, in 1636-37, and entered of St. John's College, Cambridge, May 34th 1653; where he became B.A. 1656, M.A. 1660, and D.D. 1679. He was particularly learned in the Oriental languages and very exemplary in his life, and received Priest's Orders Jan. 31st, 1660-61; about which time Dr. Sheldon, Bishop of London, collated him to the Vicarage of Ealing in Middlesex. He was also Prebend of Chiswick in St. Paul's Cathedral, in 1674, Archdeacon of Colchester, in 1681, and Canon of Canterbury, 1684; at which place Kennet charges him with suffering many dilapidations arising from a mean spirit. He became likewise Chaplain to William III. and Queen Mary, and in 1691 he refused the See of Bath and Wells, vacant by the deprivation of Dr. Thomas Ken for not taking the Oaths; but on July 16th 1704, he was consecrated Bishop of St. Asaph, on the translation of Dr. Hooper to the See which he had refused, though Ken was living: He retained some of the above preferments, with the Prebendary of Chichester, in commendam with his Bishopric. His death took place in his lodgings in the cloisters in Westminster Abbey, March 5th, 1707-8, and he was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. He left the greater part of his property to the Society for propagating Christian Knowledge, with bequests to the Vicarage of Barrow where he was born, and the Curacy of Mount-Sorrel adjoining, and such of his books as were fit for the foundation of a Library at St. Paul's. His works were numerous and learned, the most celebrated being a treatise De Utilitate Linguarum Orientalium, Lond. 1658, 8vo.; Institutionum Chronologicarum, &c. Lond. 1669, 4to.; Synodikon, sive Pandectæ SS. Apostolorum, &c. Oxon. 1672, 2 vols. fol.; Codex Canonum Primitivæ Ecclesiæ vindicatus et illustratus; Lond. 1679, 4to.; The Church Catechism Explained; Lond. 1704, 4to. The following are Bishop Beveridge's works published after his decease by his executor Mr. Gregory. Private Thoughts on Religion, written about the age of 23; The great advantage of Public Prayer and frequent Communion, with Ejaculations, Prayers, &c. — both very frequently reprinted in 8vo. and 12mo.—150 Sermons and Discourses on various subjects, 1708, 8vo. 12 vols.: Thesaurus Theologicus, or a complete System of Divinity; 1711, 8vo. 4 vols.: A Defence of the Metrical Book of Psalms, with Observations on the New Version, 1710, 8vo.: Exposition of the XXXIX. Articles, Lond. 1710, 1716, fol. In the centre of the lower eastern windows of St. Peter's Church is a memorial of this Rector consisting of his arms painted on glass in an ornamented shield impaled with the coat of his See and surmounted by a mitre, with the date of 1704 on a compartment beneath; all contained within an oval: Arms. 1st coat, Sa. a crosier and key in saltire, Or, for St. Asaph: 2nd coat, Arg. a saltire engrailed between four escallop-shells, Sa. for the name of Beridge, or Beveridge. . . .|| ||Decease of Hodges.—22nd November, 1672. . . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||JOHN WAUGH.A memorial similar to that mentioned in the preceding note is also preserved in the same window of St. Peter's Church for the Rector Dr. Waugh, as Bishop of Carlisle, with the date of 1723 beneath it; the arms being, 1st coat, Arg. on a cross Sa. a mitre labelled Or, for Carlisle; 2nd coat, Arg. on a chevron Gu. 3 bezants, for the name of Waffe, or Waff of Cornwall. Another memorial of the Bishop is contained in a small square stone inscribed with his name and the date of his death, placed in the pavement of the altar, in front within the rails. Both the pieces of painted glass and this stone, were engraven by Mr. Wilkinson in the series of plates intended for his history of St. Peter's Church, with a fac-simile of the signature of the Bishop of Carlisle as Parson-Commendator. Dr. Waugh was sometime Fellow of the Queen's College Ovford, Chaplain to Lord Guilford, and Dean of Gloucester. On October 13th, 1723, he was consecrated Bishop of Carlisle, when he obtained a license to hold the living of St. Peter's in commendam for one year, but he died Rector of the Church October 29th, 1734, aged 78, and was buried in the Rector's vault there before the altar. His published sermons are as follow.—At the Consecration of Bishop Bull; Hebr. xiii. 17. 1705, 4to.; The Duty of Apprentices and Servants, Psal. xxvii. 10. 1713, 4to.; Public Worship set forth and recommended; Psal. lxxxiv. 10. on re-opening St. Peter's after a repair, Oct. 18th, 1713, 4to; Reformation of Manners, on Spital Wednesday; Prov. xxiv. 25. 1713. 4to.. Sermon on 2 Corinthians, ix. 6. 1714, 8vo.; On the Election of a Lord Mayor; Rom. xii. 17. 1715, 8vo. Assize Sermon against Revenge; Rom. xii. 19. 1717, 4to: Sermon before the King, Nov. 5th, on Nehem. iv. 11. 1717, 4to.; Sermon before the House of Commons, Jan. 30th, on Eccles. viii. 14. 1710, 4to.;
On the Propagation of the Gospel; 1. Pet. iii. 19, 20. 1722, 4to; Sermon before the House of Lords, Jan. 30th, 1724; 2 Chron. xxxv. 25. 4to.—The date attached to the name of this Rector in the above list is that of its first entry on the books of the Vestry. . . . . .|| ||Promotion of Beveridge to Bishopric of St. Asaph. 8th Nov. 1704.|| ||The same.|| |
| ||John Middleton, D.D.Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and Lecturer of St. Bride's. At the time he was elected to the living of St. Peter's it was estimated at 300l. per annum, and he returned his thanks for it to the Corporation in the following words.—My Lord Mayor and Gentlemen. I am glad of the opportunity of returning you my sincere and humble thanks, for the signal favour you have done me this day in nominating me to the Rectory of St. Peter's in Cornhill: a preferment very acceptable to me upon many accounts, but most of all so as being conveyed to me by such hands as confer honour wherever they bestow a gift. Your forming so effectual an interest for me unsolicited, when I was providentially detained at a distance unable to solicit, has doubled the kindness on your part and the obligation on mine. And here I cannot but reflect on my late calamity (illness), both with grief and pleasure: with grief, because it prevented my personal address in due time to all and each of you, a service which inclination called for as well as duty; and with pleasure, because, instead of turning to my prejudice, through your generous goodness it has turned to my glory. Gentlemen, words cannot express the sentiments of my heart: permit me therefore to refer you to a more solid proof of my gratitude and respect, I mean my future conduct: the whole tendency of which shall be, by the grace of God, to promote, so far as in me lies, in my spiritual capacity, the pure and undefiled religion of Jesus Christ through whom alone we can be saved; in my civil capacity, the true interest of my King and Country and the peace of this renowned City: so doing, I humbly conceive, I shall best discharge my vast obligations to this honourable Court. Not long since, at the appointment of an honourable member of that be ch of Aldermen, good and great in every view, I was gratified with a temporary relation to this ample City, as Chaplain to Sir Francis Child when Lord Mayor; but henceforward, and from this memorable day, I shall proudly deem myself her adopted son, devoted to her for ever; and shall strive to keep pace with the warmest of her children in zeal for her liberty and welfare, beseeching the Almighty that no weapon formed against her may ever prosper.—Dr. Middleton preached at St. Peter's for the first time on Sunday Dec. 22nd, 1734, from Psalm lviii. 2, to a congregation which crowded the pews by 9 o'clock in the morning; but his printed discourses are The Daty and Excellence of Thanksgiving; Psal. cvi. 48. Lond. 1730, 4to.: and A Good Magistrate a Public Blessing, Prov. xxix. 2. preached at the election of a Lord Mayor; Lond. 1732. J. P. Maicolm's Londinum Redivivum, vol. iv. pp. 573, 574. In the same place it is also stated that in 1737 he received the living of Bushey in Hertfordshire, by the patronage of Samuel and Catherine Ibbetson, also worth 300l. per annum; but this will be found erroneous by a reference to the list of Rectors there in the
History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford by Robert Clutterbuck, Esq. vol. i. Lond. 1815, fol. p. 341.—The date which is attached to the name of this Rector in the above list, is that of its first entry on the books of the Vestry. . . . .|| ||Decease of Bishop Waugh. (6th February,) 1734 . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| || || ||Cause and Time of Presentation.|| ||Patrons.|| |
| ||John Thomas, D.D.In 1737 he was presented to the Perpetual Curacy of East Moulsey in Surrey, by Mr. Comer, Vicar of Kingston; and he died there in his 89th year, Jan. 20th, 1797.
Gentleman's Magazine, Feb. 1797, vol. lxvii. part i. p. 166. In the same place it is unaccountably stated that the patronage of St. Peter's is in dispute between the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council. . . . .|| ||Decease of Dr. Middleton.—30th March, 1744. . . .|| ||Corporation of London.|| |
| ||Thomas Roberts, A.M.Also Vicar of Tottenham, to which living he was presented by the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's in 1798. He died about August 1824, aged 74. . . .|| ||Decease of Dr. Thomas.—6th June, 1797. . . .|| ||The same.|| |
| ||John Page Wood, L.L.B.Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court of Common Council. . . .|| ||Decease of Roberts.—28th October, 1824. . . .|| ||The same.|| |
Diocess of London, vol. i. pp. 523, 525.
[e] Act 22nd Charles II., 1670, cap. xi. Sect. lxiii.
[f] An Act for the better settlement of the Parsons, Vicars, and Curates, in the Parishes of the City of London, burned by the late dreadful fire there:—22nd and 23rd Charles II., 1670, cap. xv. sect. ii. article 15.—
Diocess of London, vol. i. pp. 524, 525, from the Register-Books of the Bishop of London, and that of the Archbishop of Canterbury, marked Land, fol. 136, 138.—Strype's Stow's Survey of London, Vol. I. book ii. chap. viii. p. 141.
[h] History of London by William Maitland, Lond. 1739. fol. p. 498.
[a] An entry concerning the Parish boundaries on the eastern side of Leadenhall-Market passing into the upper part of Lime Street formerly called the Green Yard, occurs in the Vestry Books of this Church, in the year 1656; stating that September 24th, being Wednesday, the Churchwarden, five parishioners, and Mr. Jarman, the Citie-Carpenter, Clement Bacon, Clerk, and Walter Yonge, Sexton, all went into the Green Yard in Leadenhall, to view the boundes of the Parish of St. Peter upon Cornhill. At which time they found an antient peece of brass, wheron was engraved the date of the yeere 1626, fastened on the side of the doore-post, at which they enter into Lime Street through a little alley. Mr. Bedford, the Clerk of St. Dionis Back Church beeinge present, saw the peece of brass nailed there. The boundary-plate, dated 1774, is now fixed against the southern wall of the offices belonging to the East India House, in the fourth turning into Leadenhall-Market out of Lime Street; which enters nearly opposite to the north-east corner of the Wholesale Butcher Market. A similar mark for the Parish of St. Dionis Back Church is fixed beside it, and at the eastern end of the same passage is a boundary-plate for the Parish of St. Andrew Undershaft, Leadenhall-Street.