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property purchased in 1654 of Daniel Potter at the
north of tne almshouse for 3302. ; on these premises a
building lease was afterwards granted.



* Maboaret Holliobavb*8 Chabitt.
The above-mentioned sum of 1232. 169. Sd. Consols
WM sold in 1876 and re-invested, under an order of



the Court of Chancery, in freehold ground rents at
West Hackney, producing 4L 10». 2d, per annum.

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CITY OF LONDON LIVEEY COMPANIES COMMISSION



28tb M«roh
1876.



SithJnly
1879.



SOth June



iuD.lSTS.



Indenture,
dated 12th
July, 10th
BliE.



The whole prdperty of the Company in Whitefriars
at present is, —

£ 8. d,
(1.) Part of Powell's Glassworks, let on

lease at a rent of - - - 130

(2.) No. 18, Temple Street «. - 42

(3.) No. 17, Temple Street
(4.) Nos. 1 to 5, St. Andrew's Court, J^ 70
Whitefriars -



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£242



It does not appear what portion of this property
belongs to the amuihouse and what to the Company.
There appears to be no doabt that the only ijroperty
belonging to the Company originally in whitefriars
was tne almshouse, and if the snbseqaent purchase of
the Company cannot be defined, it will be diflficult for
them, I apprehend, to assert their exclusive claim to
any part of the property as against the charity.

£ 8. d.
The property of the Company in Fenchurch
Street now consists of No. 118, Fen-
church Street and Fishmonger's Alley,
let at a rent of •
Two tenements, Nos. 4 and 5, Fishmonger's
Alley, let for 61 years, from Midsummer
1814 - .

Nos. 1, 2, and 3, Fishmonger's Alley, let
on a building lease for 61 years, from
Midsummer 1816 ...

No. 7, let for 61 years, from Midsummer
1817 ....



125



45



- 13



31 10
£214 10



It IS probably now impossible to ascertain whether
this was taken by the Company under the deed or the
will of the countess, or whether it is charged with the
18i. ayear or is to any extent an absolute devise for
the benefit of the charity.

The Company in the year 1770 transferred the ahns-
houses which were originally in Whitefriars to Islington,
oonsistmg of eight tenements, built by the Company on

^ J ^^^ ®^^ ^ ^^^ P^®» situated in the Lower
Koad. These houses were rebuilt nearly on the same
spot about five or six years ago, and were increased to
11 m number, with a garden for the whole. On this
erection the Company expended 3,359Z. The almshooaes
are occupied by 11 freemen's widows or firemen. They
are allowed 20Z. a year each (in the whole, 220L) and
coals, medical attendance, wages of gwlener, and
repairs amounting in the year 1858 to 158Z. 1&. lid
and lOZ. per cent, on the rebuildings which amounted
to 8352. 19«. M., making a total expenditure in the
year 1858 of 7Ul 1&. 8(2.*

tLAMBE's ClOTHIHG ChaKITY,

By an indenture of the 12th July 1568 between the
Clothworkers' Company of the one part and the Corpo-
ration of London of the other part, reciting that WH-
liam Lambe intended to bequeath certain premises in
tile parishes of St James in the Wall, St. Stephen
Coleman, and St. Olave, SUver Street, to the said Com-
pany, it was covenanted that the said Company should
on the 1st of October, and on the fea«t days of St. Ste-
phen, the Annunciation of the Virgin, and the Nativity
of St. John the Baptist, cause a sermon to be preached
m the Church of St. James in the Wall, and that at
every sennon four of the livery should be present and
6«. m, paid to the preacher of every sermon, and 13«. 4cL
to the said four liverymen.



•Countess op Kent's Almshouses.

By an order of the Board of this date, the charge
of 15Z. 5«., part of the above-mentioned sum of 18Z.
(whereof 21. 15«. given for superstitious uses, was pur-
chased of the Crown by the Company in 1551) was
redeemed by the transfer into the name of the Official
Trustees of Charitable Funds of the sum of 600Z. Con-
solidated 3Z. per Cent. Annuities.

By an order of the Inclosure Commissioners of this
date an exchange wap effected between the Com-
pany as trustees of the charity and the Company in
their corporate right of certain lands and buildings in
Temple Street.

By an order of the Board of this date the trustees
were authorised to grant a lease of the " White Swan "
public-house (which includes the site of Nos. 17 and 18,
Temple Street) for 80 years, from Christanaa 1880, at
the annual rent of 2502.

tWiLLiAM Lambe's Clothing Chamtt.

This chantjr is now governed by an Act of Parliament
known as William Lambe's Chapel and Estate Act,
1872.

A copy of the Act is annexed.

Ohapteb cliv.
Ah Act to provide for the building and endowment by
the Clothworkers' Company of a new Church in
lieu of Lambe's Chapel, Oripplegate, for the dis-
posal of the Site of such Chapel, and of other pro-
perty comprised in the Will of William Lambe,
citizen ana cloth worker of London, deceased, and
for the variation of certain charitable rifts ; and
for other purposes. [26th ,hily 1872.]

Whereas by an indenture executed in duplicate, and
made the twelfth day of July, in the tenth year of the
reign of Queen Elizabeth, between the master and four
wardens of the Guild or Fratemily of the Assumption
of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of
Clothworkers in the city of London on the one part,
and the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said
city of London of the other jirt, it was witnessed as
follows ; (that is-to say,) ** That whereas William Lambe
** of London, gentleman, by writing sufficient in the
** law intended to declare his last will and testament
'* concerning the disposition of the messuages, lands,
** tenements, and hereditaments which then he had set
" and being in the parish of Saint James in the Wall
** nigh Oripplegate, of London, Swnt Stephen in Cole-
** man Street, of London, and of Saint Olave in Silver



Street, withm the city of London, and by the same to
give knd bequeath the premises to the said master
Mid four wardens of the Guild or Fraternity of the
Assumption of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or
Mystery of Clothworkers in the city of London and
to their successors for ever : Now for furtherance of
the good intent and purposes for which chiefly the

. said Wilham Lambe intended to make and d^h^e
his said last will touching the premises in manner

^ and fom aforesaid, it is covenanted, granted, and
agreed by and between the parties to these presents
at the special instance of the said William I^mbe in
manner and form following; that is to say, the skid
master and four wardens of the Guild or Fraternity
of the Assumption of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the
Art or Mystery of Clothworkers in the city of London

^ for them aiid their successors do covenant and grant
to and witii the said mayor and commonalty and
citizens of the city of London and their successors by
these presents, that they, the said master and fodr
wardens of the Guild or Fraternity of the Assump-

. *V''S,''^?^^®^^*^*^®^"'«^^^"^eArtorMy8teiy
^ of Clothworkers m the city c»f London and their &^
^ cessors, from the day of the decease of the said WU-
^ ham Lambe for evermore shall and will yearly on
the fir^ day of October and on every of the f^
« 5fy8 ^l Samt Stephen, the Annunciation of Saint
Mary the Virgin, and of the Nativity of Saint John
Baptist, cause some godly learned man to make one
sennon wi^m the chapel or church of St. James in
the Wall aforesaid, m the forenoon of every of the
said days, the first of the said sermons to be made at
^ (ky or feast of the day or feasts aforesaid that
first shall come after the decease of the said William
; ifmbe, and that at every of the said sermons there
shall be present m the chapel or church aforesaid
; four of the hvery of the said Company of Cloth-
workers, to see such things as by these presents are
there appomted to be done duly executed, and that
toe said master and four wardens of the Guild or
Fratermty of the Assumption of Blessed Mary the
Vu^ ofthe Art or Mystery of Clothworkers ii the
city of London and their successors shall pay to the
preacher of every such sermon, immediately after
the making thereof, six shiUings and eightpenceof
lawful money of England, for his pains t^en therein,
and on eve^ such day to the said four dothworkeS
that shall be there present thirteen shillimre and
fourpence for their pains taken touching tiSe nre-
mises ; and fdrthermore that the said master Mid
four wardens of the Gmld or Fraternity of the As-
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That ihe said Company should give 12 gowns to 12
men at the yearly e]q>ense of 61, 9a.» and 12 gowns to
12 women at the expense of 5Z. 11^., and also 12 shirts
to 12 men of the vatne of 11, 10s,, and 12 smocks to 12
women at the expense of 11. 4^., and 24 pair of shoes for
the said men and women, sach distribution to be made
on the 1st October in the chapel of St. James aforesaid,
amongst 12 poor aged men and 12 women being impo-



tent and lame, such men and women to be present at
every of the said four sermons. And it was nirther
covenanted that if the chamberlain, town clerk, and
under chamberlain of the said city, or any of them
should on the Ist October be present at such sermon to
see the premises duly executed, the Company should
pay them t>8. 8d, a piece. And that the said Company
should afler the decease of the donor find a chaplain



Mystery of Clothworkers in the city of London and
their successors shall and will yearly, after the de-
cease of the said William Lambe, for evermore cause
twelve gowns meet for 12 men to be new made of
good new frieze, every gown to contain six and a
half yards of frieze, (if so be that twelve such gowns
may yearly be conveniently bought and made ready
to be worn with the yearly expense of six poun<&
nine shillings of lawfhl money of England,) or else,
in case the said sum of six pounds nine shillings will
not suffice thereunto, then shall and will yearly, after
the decease of the said William Lambe, for evermore
cause twelve gowns to be made for twelve men such
as may conveniently be boa^ht and made ready to
be worn with the expense of six pounds nine shillings
yearly, and furthermore shall and will yearly, after
the decease of the said William Lambe, for evermore
cause twelve gowns meet for twelve women to be
new made of good new frieze, every gown to contain
five and a half yards of frieze, (if so be that twelve
such gowns may yearly be convenientl}' bought and •
made ready to be worn with the expense of five pounds
eleven shillings of lawful money of England yearly,)
or else, in case the said sum of five pounds eleven
shillings will not suffice thereunto, then shall and
will yearly, after the decease of the said William
Lambe, for evermore cause twelve gowns to be made
for twelve women such as may conveniently be bought
and made ready to be worn with the said expense of
five pounds eleven shillings yearly ; and furthermore
shall and will yearly, after the decease of the said
William Lambe, for evermore cause twelve shirts
meet for twelve men to be made of canvas or lockram,
' every shirt to contain two and a half ells apiece, the
' price of every ell twelvepence of lawful English
money, and also twelve smocks meet for twelve
' women to be made of canvas or lockram, every smock
' to contain two ells, the price of every ell twelve-
pence, and also shall provide and buy yearly from
' thenceforth for ever twelve paii* of new strong winter
' shoes meet for twelve men, and twelve pair of strong
' winter shoes meet for twelve women, and Hie same
' ffowns, shirts, smocks, and shoes shall yearly, on the
' first day of October, give and distribute in the chapel
' or church of Saint James aforesaid to and amongst
' twelve poor aged men, being impotent or lame, and
amongst twelve poor aged women, being impotent or
lam^, in manner and form following ; tnat is to say,
' to every such poor man one man's gown, one shirt,
' and one pair of shoes, and to every such poor woman
one woman's gown, one smock, and one pair of shoes,
' and shall also cause every of the said poor men and
' women to be present at every of the four sermons
' aforesaid that shall be made in the year when they
' shall receive the said gowns and other alms aforesaid ;
' and over this, that if the chamberlain of the city of
' London for the time being, the town clerk of the said
' city for the time being, and the under chamberlain
' of the said nilrr for the time being, or any of them,
' shall, on the first day of October yearly, or in any
' year or years after tne decease of the said William
' Lambe, be present in the chapel or church of Saint
' James aforesaid at the sermon or sermons there to
' be made, and to see the premises duly and truly
' executed, that then the said master and four wardens
' of the Guild or Fraternity of the Assumption of
' Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of
' Clothworkers in the city of London and their succes"
' sors shall and will yearly, on the first day of October,
' pay to every of the said chamberlain, town clerk, and
* under chamberlain so then present the sum of six
' shillings and eightpence for hb pains to be taken in
' the premises ; and lastly, shall, after the decease of
' the said William Lambe, from time to time for erer*
' more find an honest, virtuous, and sad chaplain that
' shall in the forenoon of every Wednesday, every
Friday, and every Sunday say divine service in the
said chapel or church to all persons that will then
' come to hear or be present at the same, and shall
duly and decently keep and preserve the said chapel
or church to s^re to the int«nt and purpose aforesaid



' * from the day of the decease of the said William Lambe
** for evermore : Provided always, and it is nevertheless
** agreed by and between the said parties to these pre-
*' sents, that if it so be that the said William Lambe,
** upon reasonable reauest therefore to be made, do not,
** by liis last will ana testament hereafter to be made
** concerning the premises, sufficiently convey and
" assure the premises, with the appurtenances, to the
" said master and four wardens of the G-nild or Fra-
** temity of the Assumption of Blessed Mary the Virgin
** of the Art or Mystery of Clothworkers in the city of
" London and their successors to their own proper use
*' and behoof, for ever discharged of all estate, charges,
'* and incumbrances hereafter to be committed or (&ne
*' by the said William Lambe, as shall be reasonably
" devised or advised by the counsel learned in the laws
** of this realm, of the said master and four wardens of
" the Ouild or Fraternity of the Assumption of Blessed
" Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of Cloth-
" workers in the city of London or their successors,
** (all leases for term of forty years or under fh)m the
" making thereof to be made by the said William
** Lambe of the premises set and being in the said
** parish of Saint James or of any part or parts thereof
** (the said church only excepted), by indenture or in-
** dentures, whereupon^ as much rent as now is pdid for
** the premises so to be demised shall be reserved, pay-
** able during every such lease to the said William
" Lambe, his heirs and assigns only excepted and fore-
'' prized), and then and from thenceforth the covenants,
'* grants, and agreements in these presents contained,
" on the part of the said master and four wardens of
** the Guild or Fraternity of ; the Assumption of Blessed
** Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of Cloth*
** workers in the city of London or their successors,
** shall be utterly void and of none eflect, anything in
*' these presents contained to the contrary uiereof in
** anywise nolwithstandinff :'*

And i<rhereas the said William Lambe (who was a WiUofWU-
citizen and clothworker of London), by his wiU dated li«m liRinbe
the eleventh day of October, in the sixteenth year of the oc^iSh*
reign of Queen Elizabeth, and which will is expressed Bliz.'
to be made according to the advice and device of the
counsel learned in the laws of this realm of the niaster
and four wardens of the Guild or Fraternity of the
Assumption of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or
Mystery of Clothworkers in the city of London, and to
be his last will and testament concerning only the
disposition of the messuag3S, lands, and tenements
thereafter mentioned in manner and form therein
following, after recitals referring to his messuages,
lands, tenements, wardens, and other hereditaments,
situate in the parish of Saint James in the Wall, and
in the parish of Saint Stephen in Coleman Street, and
after a recital whereby it appeared that such parcels
of the premises as were set ana being in the said parish
of Saint James were, by an indenture bearing date the
seventh day of July, in the ninth year of the reign of
Queen Elizabeth, charged with an annuity or yearly
rent of six pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence,
granted to tne master, keepers, or wardens and com-
monalty of the Mysteiy or Art of Stationers of the city
of London, he the said William Lambe being sole
seised of the premises in his demesne as of fee charged
with the yeany rentcharffe aforesaid, and being a free-
man of the city of Lonaon of the Mystery of Cloth-
workers in the said city, did first will that the said
annuity or yearly rent of six pounds thirteen shillings
and fourpence should be from the day of his decease
for ever well and truly paid to the said master, keepers,
or wardens and commonalty of the Mystery or Art of
the Stationers of the city of London and their suc-
cessors for ever, according to the purport of the said
last-mentioned indenture, to be employed to such uses
as were therefore expressed in the said indenture ; and
fturthermore he willed, gave, and bequeathed by that
his last will all his messuages, lands, tenements, and
hereditaments whatsoever, with their appurtenances,
set, lyin^t and being in the parishes of Saint James
in the Wall nigh Cripplegate, of London, Saint Stephen
in Coleman Street, of London, and of Saint Olave's in

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who Bfaonld every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, say
divine servioe in the said chapel, and' shonld daly pre-
serre the said chapel, with a proviso that if the said
donor did not by will convey the said premises to the
Company to their proper nse and behoof for ever dis-
charsed of all mcnmbrances, the. said covenants
shomd be void.

And the said William Lambe, by his will of the 11th
October 1674, gave all his messnages, Ac. in the above-
named parishes (snbjeot to a yearly rent of 6L 13*. id.
to the Stationers' Company) to the said Clothworkers'
Company for ever to the nses, intents, and purposes of
the above-mentioned deed.



The dispositions thus directed are as follows : —

£ 8,



^ ]• Not paid -[



Preacher
Foot liverymen
12 gowns for men
12 gowns for women
12 shirts to men
12 smocks to women
24 pairs of shoes
Chamberlain, town clerk,/ Not \
and under chamberlain I paid, j



6

13
6 9

5 11

1 10
1 4

6 3



10



22 17



Silver Street, within the city of London, and all and
singular other the premises with their appurtenances,
in as large and ample manner as he the said William
Lambe ever had or enjoyed the same premises, or any
of them, to the master and four wardens and com-
monalty of the Guild or Fraternity of the Assumption
of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of
Clothworkers in the cily of London, and to their
successors for ever, and to their own proper use and
behoof for ever, to the several uses, intents, and pur-
poses mentioned, declared, and expressed in a pair of
indentures bearing date the twelfth day of July, in
the tenth year of the reign of Her then Majesty Queen
Elizabeth, made between the master and four wardens
of the Guild or Fraternity of the Assumption of
Blesried Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery of
Clothworkers in the city of London on the one part,
and the mayc^r and commonalty and citizens of the said
city of London on the other part : Provided always,
and his (the said testator's) will and mind was that if
it should fortune the corporation of the aead Company
of Clothworkers to be by any ways or means at any
time thereafter seised into the Prince's hands whereby
the said Company might not enjoy and have the use
of the said lands and tenements to perform the intents
and purposes in the said indenture mentioned and
expressed, then he wiUed and his mind was that the
rents and yearly pro6ts coming and growing of the
said lands and tenements, during all the time that
the said Corporation should remain so seised into the
Prince's hands, should be paid by the occupiers or
tenants of the said lands and tenements to tne pre-
sident and fellows, by what name or title soever they
be incorporated or cnJled, of the college then lately
erected and founded by Sir Thomas White, knight,
and alderman of the cil^ of London, to the use of the
poor scholars of the same college so long as the said
Corporation should remain seised and holden in the
Queen's Majesty's hands, her heirs and successors, and
no longer, and after and immediately the said Queen's
Majesty, her heirs or successors, should oute her or
their hands of the said seizure of the said Corporation,
and restore the same again to the said Company of
Clothworkers, that then he (the said testator) willed
and his mind was that the said lands and tenements^
with all and singular their appurtenances, should be
and remain to the said master and foor wardens and
commonalty of the Guild or Fraternity of the Assump-
tion of Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Art or Mystery
of Clothworkers in the city of London aforesaid, and
to their successors for ever, and to their own proper
use and behoof for ever, to the said several uses and
intents in the said indenture mentioned and declared:
And further he willed and his mind was that if it
should fortune at any time thereafter that the master
and wardens of the said Company of Clothworkers for
the time being to be remiss and negligent in doing,
perfuming, and distributing such sums of money and
other devises and bequests before by him devised and
appointed, mentioned, and expressed in the said in-
dentures, so that the said devises or any of them be
left undone and not paid and g^ven to the poor in
form aforesaid, by the space of one whole year, then
he, the said testator, willed that all such ffifts and
devises whatsoever by him before made and devised
to the said master, wardens, and commonalty of Cloth*
workers should be utterly void, frustrated, and of none
effect to all intents and purposes ; and then he willed*
gave, and devised all tne said lands and tenements,
with all and sing^liyr their appurtenances, to the
president and fellows of Saint John's CoUe^ of Ox-
ford, to the use of the poor scholars of the said college
for ever :

And whereas under and by virtue of the said inden*
ture and will of the said William Lambe, and of a



license from Queen Elizabeth dated the sixth day of
November one thousand five hundred and eighty-seven,
the messuages and hereditaments therein mentioned,'
including the said chai>el or church of Saint James
and the new chapel built in place thereof as herein-
after mentioned, nave ever since the death of the sud
William Lambe, (except only as to a house forming
part of the said premises in the parish of Saint Stephen,
Coleman Sta*eet, and which was in the year one
thousand eight hundred and thirty-four taken by the
corporation of the city of LondLon, as herein-after
mentioned,) been held by the said master, wardens,
and commonalty of freemen of the Art and Mystery of
Clothworkers of the city of London, herein-after called
** the Clothworkers' Company : "

And whereas in or about the years one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand eight
hundred and twenty-five, and one thousand eight
hundred and twenty-six the old ohapel of Saint James
haviuff fallen into decay was pulled down and a new
chapel was erected by the said Clot^woricers' Com-
pany, which ohapel is situate in Wood Street Square,
formerly Lambe's Court, adjoining to Monkwell Street
near Cnpplegate in the city of London, and is herein-
after called **Lambe'8 Chapel," and the sermons and
services in the said indenture mentioned have been
from time to time preached and performed in the said
chapel by such chaplain or other minister who has



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