History of Bassishaw Ward

Bassishaw Ward is in City of London.

On 15 Jan 1542 Alderman Humphrey Baskerville 1517-1564 (25) and Jane Packington 1529-1589 (22) were married in Bassishaw Ward.

Bassishaw Street, Bassishaw Ward, City of London

Diary of Samuel Pepys 01 July 1665. 01 Jul 1665. Called up betimes, though weary and sleepy, by appointment by Mr. Povy (51) and Colonell Norwood (51) to discourse about some payments of Tangier. They gone, I to the office and there sat all the morning.

At noon dined at home, and then to the Duke of Albemarle's (56), by appointment, to give him an account of some disorder in the Yarde at Portsmouth, by workmen's going away of their owne accord, for lacke of money, to get work of hay-making, or any thing else to earne themselves bread1.

Thence to Westminster, where I hear the sicknesse encreases greatly, and to the Harp and Ball with Mary talking, who tells me simply her losing of her first love in the country in Wales, and coming up hither unknown to her friends, and it seems Dr. Williams do pretend love to her, and I have found him there several times.

Thence by coach and late at the office, and so to bed. Sad at the newes that seven or eight houses in Bazing Hall street, are shut up of the plague.

Note 1. There are several letters among the State Papers from Commissioner Thomas Middleton relating to the want of workmen at Portsmouth Dockyard. On June 29th Middleton wrote to Pepys, "The ropemakers have discharged themselves for want of money, and gone into the country to make hay". The blockmakers, the joiners, and the sawyers all refused to work longer without money ("Calendar", 1664-65, p. 453).

Around 1657 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705. Before 03 Jan 1670  Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670. Before 03 Jan 1670 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of George Monck 1st Duke Albemarle 1608-1670 in his Garter Robes.

St Alphege London Wall aka Cripplegate Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, City of London

On 03 Jan 1552 Master John Veron Preacher was instituted to the rectory of St. Alphage of which he was deprived in 1554.

Diary of Henry Machyn February 1560. 15 Feb 1560. The xv day of Feybruary was cared from Flett-strett unto sant Alphes at Crepull-gatt to be bered master Francis Wyllyams, the brodur sune [Note. Not clear why he is referred to as 'brodur sune] to my lord of Tame (60).... cheyffe ere to my lord of Tame, with .... armes and a cott armur and a harold master Rychmond, and mony morners in blake, and a xij gentyllmen .... and a xx clarkes syngyng, and master Veron dyd pryche a sermon.

On 10 Oct 1560 William Drury 1527-1579 (33) and Margery Wentworth -1587 were married at St Alphege London Wall aka Cripplegate Bassishaw.

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1560. 10 Oct 1560. The x day of October was mared in the parryche of sant Alphes at Crepullgatt master Wylliam Drure (33) unto lade Wylliams of Tame, and mared by master Frence on of the masters of Wyndsore, and after gohyng home to dener the trumpettes blohyng, and after the flutt and drum, and at the furst corse servyng the trumpettes blohyng, for ther was a gret dener and gret museke ther....

Diary of Henry Machyn July 1562. 30 Jul 1562. The xxx day of July was bered in sant Talphes in Crepullgatt mastores Parston, late the wyff of master Howelle doctur of phesyke, with a xij clarkes syngyng; and then cam the corse with vj skochyons of bokeram, and a xij mornars, and xvj pore women in blake gownes; and master Coverdalle (74) mad the sermon; and after to the plase to dener.

Diary of Henry Machyn August 1562. 10 Aug 1562. The x day of August was Barbur-surgyons' fest, and they capt [kept] ther communion at sant Alphes at Crepull-gatt, and master Recherdsun dyd pryche, the Skott; ther was good syngyng; and after to ther halle to dener, and after dener a play.

St Michael Bassishaw, Bassishaw Ward, City of London

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1556. 20 Oct 1556. The xx of October was bered ser John Olyff (56) knyght and altherman, and sum-tym he was surgantt unto kyng Henry the viijth, and after he was shreyff of London; and he had levyd tylle the next yere he had beyn mayre, for he tornyd from the Surgens unto the Grosers; and bered at sant Myghelles in Bassynghall, with a harold of armes bayryng ys cott armur, and with a standard and a pennon of armes, and iiij baners of emages, and ij grett whytt branchys, and iiij grett tapurs and (blank) dosen of torchys; and mony powre men had gownes; and with a elmett, targat, and sword; and the crest a crowne and a holyff-tre standyng with-in the crowne....hytt and mad a nobull haration [oration].

On 23 Oct 1556 John Gresham Lord Mayor 1495-1556 (61) died. He was buried at St Michael Bassishaw.