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Vert, a mullet of the first, for Appleton. Beneath the arms was the following
inscription : —

©ratr pro bono statu W&il'mi /Husrfiomp armt'grri rt agnrh's ronsortis nus an°
Hut 1528.

Lysons is of opinion that the figures behind William and Agnes Muschamp were
not intended to represent the children of William Muschamp,! as Agnes brought
him no issue, and his children by his other wives, though numerous, fell short of the
number specified (20). One of these figures he conjectures to represent John Scott,
Baron of the Exchequer and brother of Agnes, and others to be his sons.

According to the following § record of baptisms, however, it would appear that

• No. 874, vol. lxiv. widow of Nicholas Mirme, Esq.. Alderman of Lon-

I w l ,v ey ' \; ■ , „., . don ; 3, Elizabeth, daughter of Kit-hard Sandys,

I Willutni Mus.iiiunp had three wives: i, Agnes, Esq

daughter of Wm. Scott,|Kgq. ; 2, Elizabeth, daughter § HaiL MSS., No. 1807, p. 310.

of Henry Harmuude, Esq., of Cravford, Kent



OLD FAMILIES. 51

William Muschamp had nine sons and six. daughters, and it is not by any means
improbable that the Ave missing children have escaped the notice of the genealogists.
To the In the name of god amen yo r most honora yo r

most

love dread and hono r god Joye
yo r most in the
Deare freend.
Edithe my doughter was bo'ne the xvj daye of nouemb in the xxiij ,h yere
of kyng Henry the vij lb And hir godmothers was my lady Came & my lady
Leght of Stokwell & hir godfather Willni Brothers of london Drap.

Itm. Raff Muschamp my Eldest son was bo'ne the viij Daye of Decemb.
the xxiiij" 1 yere of kyng Henry the vij th And his godfathers was Raff Aleght
of the Temple And Razain* fforde And his godmother Kateryn welbek his
gradar ....

Itm. John my sone was bo'ne the viij" 1 Daye of May the mrst yere of
kyng Henry the viij" 1 And his godfathers S r John legh & Willm
polkyn & his godmother m'is Scott.
Mortug. Willm Muschamp was bo'ne the xiiij" 1 Daye of ffebruary the iij' 1 ''
yere of Kyng Henry the viij" his godfathers was Willm Welbek & Willni
Haddon his godmother his Auncte Dandyson.

Edward Muschamp was bo'ne the first Daye of Aprell in the viij th yere
H. viij his godfathers the prio' of Seynt Mary ou'ey & John AVoisopp his
godmother my lady hoddy.

Mary my Doughter was bo'ne the xiij th Daye of ffebruary in the vj' h yere
of H. viij tU hir godmothers my lady Jernynghm & my lady Archelley hir
godfather Richard Baker of Pekhm.
An. 1515 Thomas my son was bo'ne the xxvj th Daye of January the vij th yere of
H. viij" 1 his godfather my brother John Som's And m' Thomas Stacy vycar
of Oam'well, And his godmother in" Jernynghm wydowe.
A° nono Xpofer my sone was bo'ne the vij th Daye of Aprell in the yere of o' lord
"■ viij 1517 his godfathers s r xpofer garnyssh knyght m' Willm Drap Gent his
godmother.

Richard my sone was bo'ne the xiiij Day of August in the xj yere of
H. viij ,h his godfathers S r Richard Jernynghm knyght & m' Thomas
Kytson m'c ml Jerlynghm his godmother,
mortg. ffrauncs my son was bo'ne

his godmo" 1
Willm my sone was bo'ne the v Daye of January in the xiiij yere of
H. viij tb his godfathers the prio' of Seynt Mary ou'ey and Willm Holland
goldsmyth of London his godmother maistres Amadas goldsmyth.
mortg. Elizabeth my Doughtir was bo'ne the xx th Daye of (blank) in the xvij""
yere of H. viij th hir godmother Elizabeth Drap & mary legh hir godfather.

Anne my Doughtir was bo'ne the viij" 1 Day of ffebruary the xix yere of
H. viij" 1 hir godmother Margaret lambard & Agnes Aleyn hir godfather,
mortg. Letice my Doughtir was bo'ne (blank).

Martha my Doughtir was bo'ne the yj ,h Day of ffebruary in the xxj"'
yere of H. viij.

Thomas, who is styled " citizen and goldsmith of London," married Catherine,
daughter of Louday, and had issue two daughters ; Jane, married to Thomas Grymes,
of London, and Susan, married to Henry Tappesfield, citizen and merchant of
London.



52 Y« PARISH OF CASlERWELL.

Richard remained at Peciham, as did also his son, grandson, and great-grandson
who were all named Francis, and are described as of that place.

A moiety of" Camberwell " manor was conveyed to Thomas Muschamp by Edward
Scott in 1564. From him it passed to his daughter, who was married to Sir Thomas
Grymes. Ralph Muschamp held the other moiety in 1588, and his grandson died
seised of it in 1632. Mary, his daughter, married Edward Eversfield, who sold it to
Sir Thomas Bond.

The old manor-house stood near the High Street, on the land now intersected by
the Grand Surrey Canal, and was pulled down in the reign of Charles II. by
Sir Thomas Bond.

From the Church Register.

1562. Oct. xxij, bap., Margaret, dau. of Mr. Muschamp.

1562. Nov. iv, bur., Margaret, dau. of Mr. Muschamp.

1564. Oct. xv, bap., Saints, dau. of ffrauncis Muschamp, gent.

1566. May xxij, bap., ffrauncess, dau. of ffrauncis Muschamp.

1567. Julye xx, bap., Jane, dau. of ffrauncis Muschamp, Esquire.

1568. Jany. xviij, bap., John, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1569. Feb. xv, bap., Mathye, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.
1569. Feb. xxix, bur., Mathye, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.
1569. Maye xxiv, bur., John, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.
1571. Aug. i, bap., Agnes, dau. of ffrauncis Muschamp, Esquire.
1579. Aug. xxiij, bap., ffrauncis, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1584. Aug. xxix, bur., M"' Isabell Muschamp, wyfe of Mr. Ralphe Muschamp.

1596. Jan. xxvj, mar., M"' Katherine, dau. of Mj. ffrauncis Muschamp, and

Mr. ffrauncis ffromonde.

1597. Jan. xix, mar., Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp and M r " Alice Mosley.

1598. Nov. v, bap., ffrauncis, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1599. Jan. xxij, bap., Benjamin, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1601. June xxj, bap., John, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1602. Sept. iv, bur., John, sonne of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1602. Sept. xiv, bur., Benjamin, sonne of Maister ffrauncis Muschamp.

1602. Nov. xij, bur., M ris E. Muschamp, wyfe of ffrauncis Muschamp.

1603. Nov. xiij, bap., Thomas, sonne of ffrauncis Muschamp.
1605. Sept. viij, bap., Susan, dau. to Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1608. Feb. xxviij, bap., Mary, dau. of Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1609. Mar. v, bur., M r " Mary, dau. to Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.

1610. Jan. xxi, bap., Elizabeth, dau. to ffrauncis Muschamp, gent.
1612. Aug. xxij, bur., ffrauncis Muschamp, gent.

1617. Ap. xvi, bur., ffrauncis Muschamp, Esquire.

1618. Sep. xv, bur., Sir Thomas Muschamp, Knt.

1619. Jan. vij, mar., Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp and M' iB Jane Bynde.
1619. Dec. xvj,bap., Katherine, dau. to ffrauncis Muschamp.
1619. Dec. xxij, bur., Katherine, dau. to Mr. ffrauncis Muschamp.
1621. Aug. xxviij, bap., Edmond, sonne to ffrauncis Muschamp, Esquire.

1627. Jan. xiij, bur., ffrancis, sonne of Mr. ffrancis Muschamp;

1628. Jan. ij, bur., M rU Jane, wyfe to Mr. ffrancis Muschamp.
1632. July xxvij, bur., Mr. ffrancis Muschamp.

1637. Maye vj, bur., Thomas Muschamp, gent.
1652. Sept. xiv, bur., Alice Muschamp.
1664. Ap. xj, bur., Elizabeth Muschamp.



OLD FAMILIES. 53

THE GRYMES FAMILY.*
The Gryrnes t ^ - ere an old Peekham family. Thomas Grimes, of London, citizen
and haberdasher, and of Peekham, son of Richard J Grymes, of London, married Jane,§
daughter and co-heir of Thomas Muschamp, of Peekham, and thus became possessed
of a moiety of the Manor of Camberwell. They had two sons,_ Thomas and John.
Sir Thomas was justice of the peace and deputy-lieutenant of Surrey, and M.P. for
the county in 1623 ; he married Margaret, daughter of Sir George Moore, of Looseley,
Surrey, and sister to the wife of Dr. Donne. In a letter dated from Peckliam, June
10th, 1606, and addressed to the Right Worshipful Sir George More, Knt., at Losely,
Sir Thomas expressed his pleasure at hearing of his sister Frances' preferment " (her
marriage with Sir John Oglander), desires to be remembered to his brother More
concerning certifying " the collectors of the fifteenes into Chancery ;" states that his
wife is " reasonable well," and that she was " brought to bed safely of a daughter on
last Whitsunday." He subscribes himself Sir George's " most assured son-in-law ."

Sir Thomas Grimes had a numerous family, mostly daughters. He was succeeded
by his eldest son George,|| " sonne to S r Thomas Grymes, who was married to Alice,
daughter and co-heir of Charles Lovell, of West Harding, Norfolk."

In Sir Edward Bysshe's Visitation of Surrey, 1662, the title of baronet 1" is given to
Sir George Grymes and Thomas his son ; but it is generally believed that the family
had only a warrant, and never passed the patent. His son Sir Thomas Grymes sold
his Peekham estates to his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Bond, Bart.

Sir George Grymes was intimately connected with the Royalist cause ; for in his
petition " touching such Gent" as shall retourne from His Ma" Service upon ye late
Declaracon of Parliam','' he describes himself as having " for a long time wayted on
His Mat e ' s person as his sworne servant."

Richard Grj'mes, a younger brother of Sir George Grymes, of Peckliam, in 1649
also made an application to the " Commissiones for Compounding with Delinquents,"**
though it would seem from the following petition that he was not so much implicated
as some of his neighbours : —

The humble peticion of Richard Grymes of Peekham in the County of Surrey,
Sheweth,

That yo' pet r was never sequestred nor iudiceally impeached for any
Delinquency against the Parliament, nor was engaged in either Warre, but doubtinge
hee may hereafter bee lyable to sequestracon for something said or donne in relacon to
the first warre doth in pursuance of the late vote of y e 21 of March, 1648, humbly
addresse himselfe to this hon ble Comittee.

And humbly praieth to bee admitted to Composicon according to the said votes as
being himselfe the firste discoverer.

Rec d the 8th June, 1649, And the pet' shall pray &c.

and Refferred — upon
his owne discourie.

* The name of this family is variously written her burial is thus recorded in the Register : —

as follows :—" Grymes," "Grimes," " Crymes." " 1604, Nov. 13th, Dame — Hunt, wife to Sir

t Arms: Or on three bars gu. as many martletts Thomas Hunt-"

of the first ; on a chief of the second two bars [[ It appears from the Feet of Fines, Co. Surrey,

nebulee Arg. Crest : A martlett vert. 1565, " that Sir George and Alice his wife

t This Richard was no doubt the Master Grymes possessed, amongst other property in Peekham,

referred to by Henry Machyn in his Diary, Aug. 1st, one cottage, one garden, one orchard, six acres of

1553 : — meadow, and four acres of pasture."

"The furst day of August was chossen the And again in another agreement, "six messuages,

shereyffe of London, Master (blank) Grymes, six gardens, six orchards, 20 acres of laud, and

clothworkcr, dwellyng in sayut Laurans Lane ; and four acres of meadow, and 50 acres of pasture."

the vj day of August he was dysniyssd of the If This title is given once onlv in the Church

shreyflship; and in ys sted was chossen Thomas Register, viz., to Sir Thomas Grymes in Enty.

Clayton, baker, the wychc Master Grymes gayff for 19th Ap. 1664.

ys fyne ijclb." »* R y, Comp. Pap., vol. xlii. p. 712.

§ She afterwards married Sir Thomas Hunt, and



54 Y e PARISH OF CAMERWELL.

According to the schedule of property accompanying the petition, it appears that
Richard Grymes was "seised in reversion after the life of Mrs. Margaret Grymes his
mother," of property to the value of ,£80 per annum. This, however, was mort-
gaged to one John Prettyward, ironmonger, for £300, for which he paid interest at the
rate of 8 per cent. The statement was endorsed by John Sarney, of Peckham.
The following is the inventory of the goods of Richard Grymes : —

£ s. d.

Imp'is a Scarlett Coate and Pettycoate of blewe silke . 10
It. a silver Tankard a silver paire of Snuffers a silver

Poringer & an Aqua vite botle 3

It. 2 peeces of flourished knetwork & 1 peece of Cutworke

holland w th a lace about it . . . . . 2

It. a fine paire of holland Sheetes 1 10

It. a paire of laced Sheetes & curtaines for a bed . . 2

It. a Counter pointed Cupboard .... worke wrought w. 1

It. a redd .... furniture for a Bedd w th .... silver lace 500

It. a quilted Counter point 5

It. 2 paire of holl . . Pillowbeeres 5

It. 5 Table Cloathes & Cupboard Cloathes of coarse Diap 13 4

It. 2 Diap Cupboard Cloathes 5 6

It. 43 Table Cloathes & 1 Cupboard Cloath . . . 8

It. Diap Cupboard Cloathes 0*0

It. a laced. Cupboard Cloath 6

It. 5 Table Cloathes 10

It. 3 paire of Pillowbeeres 6

It. 1 1 paire of Sheetes 2

It. 2 Trunckes 068

The Appraisers John Knight gen & Cajit
John Pegge gen

Itm. in ye greate Truncke 1 plush Cloake . . . . 5

It. a fur Coate 13 4

It. a black velvett suite & Cloake of Cloath . . . . 3 10

It. a black Shagg base Suite & Cloake . . . . 1 10

It. a Cloath Suite 3

It. a redd blush Cloake & paire of Damaske briggs & a

white Sattin Dublett 2 10

It. a Cloath Cloake 50

It. a greene plush Cloake & a greene Sattin Dublett . . 2 10

It. a black lyning for a Cloake & wrought wast coate . . 8

It. 2 Hatts 2 Girdles points a hatband and blue rubbin . 5
It. in y c litle Trunck 2 paire of silke hose 2 paire of silke

Garters 2 Dozen points a psalme booke . . . . 10



£46 18 4



From Church Register.

1603. Aug. xxix, bap., Frances, dau. of Sir Thomas Grymes.

1604. Feby. x, bap., George, sonne of Sir Thomas Grymes.

1606. June xxiv, bap., Elizabeth, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.

1607. Jan. — , bur., Elizabeth, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1607. Oct. iv, bap., Martha, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.

* Blank in original document.




EDWARD SCOTT'S MONUMENT OLD ST. GILES'S CHURCH
( see page 55 )

COPIED BY PERMISSION PROM ALLPORt'S COLLECTIONS, &C



OLD FAMILIES.

1609. Jan. xxix, bap., Arthur, sonne of Sir Thomas Grymes.

] 609. Mar. xii, mar., M' is Mary Grymes* and Mr. William Glascock.

1609. Jan. xxix, bap., Arthur, sonne to Sir Thomas Grymes.

1610. June xxviij, bap., Thomas, sonne to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1615. Sep. v, bur., M ri " Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Grymes.
1615. Sep. xj, bur., M' 1 ' Anne, dau. of Sir Thomas Grymes.

1615. Dec. xxx, bap., Anne, dau. of Sir Thomas Grymes.

1616. June ij, bap., Margaret, dau. to Mr. John Grymes.

1617. June iij, bur., Anne, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.

1618. July xvj, bur., Eliza, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1621. Ap. xij, bap., Susannah, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1624. Oct. xiv, bap., Constance, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1626. Sept. xxiij, bur., M"' Margaret, dau. to Sir Thomas Grymes.
1638. Mar. xix, bur., M ris Jane Grymes.

1638. May vij, bap., Charles Lowell, sonne to Sir George Grymes.
1638. May x, bap., Thomas, sonne to Sir George Grymes.
1640. May i, bap., Margaret, dau. to Sir George Grymes.

1640. Dec. xxiv, bur., Mr. John Grymes.

1641. Ap. xx, bap., George, sonne of Sir George Grymes.
1644. May vij, bur., Sir Thomas Grymes, Knt.

1644. Dec. xiv, bap., Mary, dau. to Sir George Grymes.

1646. July i, bap., Richard, sonne of Sir George Grymes.

1647. Nov. xiii, bur., Constance, dau. of Sir Thomas Grymes.
1652. Sept. xxix, bur., George, sonne of Sir George Grymes.

1654. July xxiij, bap., Henry, sonne of Sir George Grymes.

1655. Oct. xxij, bur., Benjamin, sonne of Sir George Grymes.
1655. Nov. xv, bur., Lady Margaret Grymes.

1657. Oct. xv, bur., Sir George Grymes.

1660. Sept. vj, bap., Edward, sonne of Sir Thomas Grymes.

1661. Jan. xxv, bur., Richard Grymes, Esquire.

1664. Ap. xix, bur., Edward, sonne of Sir Thomas Grymes, Bart.



THE ODES.

The Odes were residents of Camberwell in the 6th year of Edward III., when
William Ode was assessed in a lay subsidy at that time to the extent of 12 pence.

In the 12th of Henry VI. the name of "Richard Ode de Camerwelle" is returned
as one of the principal residents, and in the 38th Henry VIII. Henry Ode was
assessed at 16s. for his " goods and cattail."

The name occurs in various rates and subsidies down to the seventeenth century.



THE SCOTTS.

There were several monuments in the south aisle of St. Giles's Church to the
Scotts,t a family long connected with this parish ; that of Edward Scott being a grey-
stone slab, inlaid with a full-length brass of a knight in armour, with the following
inscription : —

OF YO' CHARITIE P'Y FOR Y' SOULLE OF «?otoartr Srott off of 8 e smus

* In a pedigree of the Grymes family (Harl. couped Or. Crest : 1, a cup Arg. of fire Proper ; 2,

MSS.) Mr. Wm. Glascocke is described as of " Hen- a boar's head couped Arg. a pheon fixed fessways

ingham, in Essex. " in the neck Sable.

t Arms : Arg. on a fess Sable, three boars' heads



56 Y e PARISH OF CAMERWELL.

of Hofin Ibrott rsquirr tontrfir (Putoaru ufrrssiju tfir iiii' h trap of Septe'Sra 3n° lint
fHrrrrr ill biij ON WHOSE SOULLE & ALL XPC'N SOULLS JH'U HAVE

MERCY.

John Scott, father of the above, was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1520 ; was con-
stituted third Baron of the Exchequer* 15th May, 20th Henry VIII. (1529), and died
Sept. 7th, 1532. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Skynner, and sister and
co-heiress to William Skynner, of Camberwell, Esq., by whom he had issue John,
his son and heir, and Edward, who died Sept. 29th, 1538, and Elizabeth, married to
— Appleyard.

The inscription on John Scott's monument was as follows : —

OF YOUR CHARITE P'Y FOR THE SOULLE OF Jofm Srott rsouirr an&
our of tfjr Barons of o T Soubasngr lortr tf)c JSpng's nrfirftrr, tofuirfir ijjofm trrrrsgtj tfir
bij trapr of STjptrmbrr i' tfjc niiij prrr of ttjr rrpgnr of ou r Soubapngr Ioru fcittg
Jbrnrp tfic biij. antr i' tfjr prrr of our lortr (Son ibciiiit. ON WHOSE SOULLE
GOD HAVE M'CY AND ON ALL CHRISTIAN SOULES. AMEN.

John Scott, Esq., his son and heir, was lord of the manor of Camberwell Bucking-
hams, and sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1548. This Scott is mentioned by
Holinshed as having been concerned in the month of November, 1520, with Lords
Ogle and Howard, Sir Matthew Browne and Sir Wm. Buhner, in certain " riots,
misdemeanours, and offences." t It appears that they were all pardoned save the
Lord Ogle, whose case, being murder, was remitted to the common law. John Scott +
was thrice married, and, according to his monument in the church, bad nine children ;
but in his will it appears he had, besides Margaret, four other daughters — Elizabeth,
Aim, Mary, and Friswith, bequeathing to each of them «£10 on their marriage. In
an inquisition taken at his death it was found that he died " seised of the manor of
Camberwell, late the Duke of Buckingham's, who was attainted, of a moiety of the
manor of Camerwell, held of that manor of Camerwell which was late the Dukes ; of
a moiety of the manor of Cold Abbey in Camerwell, held of Ralp Muschamp of his
moiety of the manor of Camerwell ; also of a moiety of the manor of Biedinghurst,"
and of other estates in Woodmanstern, Chipstead, Carshalton. &c. By his will he
devised the manor of Camerwell, which was late the Duke of Buckingham's, with a
messuage in East Duhvich, alias Peckham Rye, to five of his sons, Edward, William,
Bartholomew, Edgar, and Acton, equally between them. He died Aug. 15th, 1558.
The inscription on the tablet in the church was as follows : —

JOHN SCOTT, THE SON AND HEIR OF JOHN SCOTT, ONE OF THE
BARONS OF THE EXCHEQUER, BEING MAKRIED TO ELIZABETH
THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN ROBINS, MERCHANT, OF THE STAPLE
AT CALAIS, HAD ISSUE JOHN : RICH : EDW : WILL: BARTHOLOMEW :
ACTON. BEING ALSO MARRIED TO A SECOND WIFE CHIS. THE
WIDOW OF JOHN SANDFORD, HAD ISSUE MARG : AND BY MARG :
BORTON HIS 3" 1 WIFE HAD EDGAR AND SOUTHWELL, OF WHICH
HIS NINE CHILDREN, BARTHO : SCOTT HIS V th SONNE REPAIRING
YE DECAYED RUINES OF THIS RIGHT WORSHIPFUL AND ANCIENT
FAMILY REVIVETH THE MEMORY OF HIS DECEASED § FATHER.

* There was aformer John Scott, appointed Baron yons of amies." The date of Master Skott's

of the Exchequer Nth .Jan., 4 Hen. VI II. (1513). funeral, given by Machyn, does not altogether fit in

t Holinshed, Ed. 1557, "vol. ii. p. 1507. with any of the Scotts who were justices of the

I In Machyn's Diary, 1560, mention is made of peace. It refers pos-ioly to Thomas Scott, whose

" Master Skott of Cam (berwell), justes a pese, a name occurs in Cole's Escheats, i. 441.

vere good man, and he had (a) ij dosen of skotch- § Aubrey supplies the last word (i. 74).



OLD FAMILIES. 57

Bartholomew,* the fifth son of John Scott, is described as " a valiant, wise, and
religious gentleman." He was thrice married, first to " Marg. ye wido. of the Right
Eevered Frel. and Martyr Tho. Cranmer, Arch-Bish of Canterbarie ; t ye 2 was
Christa, the widow of Laud, cit. of Londo. : ye 3 and last was Marg. the widow of
William Gardiner, Esq., justice of peace in ye coun. of Sur." J

Bartholomew, notwithstanding his three marriages, died without issue, and was suc-
ceeded in his property by Peter Scott, his nephew, the son of Acton Scott, his brother,
" whom he had carefully and lovingly fostered up from his youth, the heir of their
lands and the hope of their family."

Peter Scott was knighted at Whitehall, 2 April, 1621, and married Elizabeth,
eldest daughter of Edward Kedarminster, Esq., " one of the 6 clarks of Chancery,
in 1599. He had one son and three daughters, and died on the 28th June, 1622.
The verses on the monument erected to his memory by his widow are exceedingly
appropriate as a souvenir of departed worth : —

HERE MIGHT BE PRAISES, BUT HE NEEDS NOT THEM,
SUCH PUFFS THE VERTUOUS AND THE GOOD CONTEMN,
FOR SUCH ARE BETTER PLEASED GOOD TO BE
THAN TO BE CALLED SO ; AND SUCH WAS HE.
THIS THEN FOR OSTENTATION RAISE WE NOT,
NOR OUT OF FEAR HIS WORK SHOULD BE FORGOT,
BUT THAT THE READER AND THE PASSER BY,
REFLECTING ON HIS SHRINE OF DEATH AN EYE,
MAY MIND THEIR OWN ; SO NEITHER WILL THE COST
SEEM VAIN, OR THE BEHOLDER'S LABOUR LOST.

John Scott, Esq., son of Sir Peter, was a justice of the peace of the county of
Surrey, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Cherry, Esq., of Camberwell.
He died in 1674, and was succeeded by his son Peter Scott, LL.D., Canon of Windsor,
in 1671. He was married — first, to Margaret,§ daughter of Sir Wm. Bowles, of Clerken-
well ; and second, to Margaret, daughter of Clement Spelman, Baron of the Exchequer.

He died in 1689, aged 49 years, and was buried " in linnen," for which privilege
was paid " to ye poore the sonirne of fiftie shillings."

From Church Register.

1558. Aug. xv, bur., John Scott, gent.

1559. Feb. xiv, bur., Anna Scott.

1560. Aug. xviij, bap., Henry Scott.
1560. Dec. xviij, bur., Mr. Richard Scott
1560. Dec. xviij, bur., John Scott, son of above.

1564. Jan. xxiv, mar_, Maister Wm. Scott and Anne Croft.

* On six small shields in front of Bartholomew and by the spoyle of hys goodes after hys attainder.
Scott's monument were the armorial bearings of he left hys wyfe and chyldren unprovided." She



Scott, viz.— Arg. on a fess Sable, three boars'heads, is by both represented as a Dutch woman, and i

couped, Or ; and also those of Bekewell, Bretyng- lative of Osianders. As Bart. Scott's first wife is

hurst, Welbeck, Skynner, and Robins. The same elsewhere described as Margaret Whitechurch, she

bearings were marshalled on a single shield sur- must have had another husband before Scott,

mounting the entablature. perhaps " Maister Wychurcb," who was buried at

t Strype, in his life of the Archbishop, states that Camberwell 1 Dec. 1561. AUport (in his Collec-

Cranmer's second wife (he had lost his first in tions) is of opinion that it was a gross blunder of

childbirth) was named Ann, " and living she was the writer of the Epitaph, and that the Margaret

toward the latter end of Archbishop Parker's time, mentioned was the daughter of the right reverend

and for her subsistence enjoyed an abbey in Not- prelate, as Fox states that he left a married

tinghamshire, which King Henry, upon Dr. daughter.

Butt's motion, without the Archbishop's know- As Cranmer was 67 years old at the time of his

ledge, granted to him and his heirs." death, in 1556, his wife, supposing her to have been

artyrologist, gives a different version. the same age as the prelate, — '



By his account, Cranmer's last wife was left when Scott is stated to have married her in 1564 I
altogether unprovided for, her husband having t Epitaph of Bart. Scott.

"soldhys plate, and payed all hys debtes, so that § By Margaret, daughter of John Donne, D.D. ,

no man could ask him a grote, although thereby, Dean of St. Paul's.



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