Farringdon Without History of the Most Interesting Places, Leading Events; and Some Account of the Eminent Men connected therewith, since the year 1600

Francis, Adolphus Decimus


Chaucery Lane

Stood the palace of the Bishop of Chichester, between Bream's Buildings and Cursitor Street, and the mansion is still standing. On the present site of Southampton Buildings was the residence of the ill-fated , implicated in " The Rye House Plot;" and although the evidence against him was of the most contradictory character, he was condemned to death and beheaded in Lincoln's Inn Fields in . Some of the most charming and wifely


letters in the English tongue are those addressed to him by from their residence in . His wife attended him at his trial as his secretary, and after his death mourned him in sorrowful widowhood for nearly forty years.