History of Shoreditch

Shoreditch is in Hackney.

13 Jul 1553. After the dyner the duke (49) went into the quene (17), wher his comyssion was by that tyme sealed for his liefetenantship of the armye, and ther he tooke his leave of hir ; and so dyd certayn other lordes also. Then, as the duke cam thoroughe the counsayle chamber, he tooke his leave of the erle of Arundell (41), who praied God be with his grace ; saying he was very sory yt was not his chaunce to go with him and beare him companye, in whose presence he coulde fynde in his harte to spende his bloode, even at his foote. Then my lorde of Arundell (41) tooke also my lordes boy Thomas Lovell (27) by the hande, and saide, " Farewell, gentyll Thomas (27), with all my harte." Then the duke cam downe, and the lorde marques (41),a my lorde Grey, with diverse other, and went out of the Tower and tooke their boote and went to Dyrrame Place or Whithall, wher that night they musteryd their company in names, and the next day in the morning the duke departed, to the nomber of vj c men or theraboutes. And as they went thoroughe Shordyshe, saieth the duke to one that rid by him,b " The people precec to se us, but not one sayeth God spede us."

a. The marquess of Northampton (41).

b. Stowe has altered this to the lord Grey.

c. presse in Stowe.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Jane In 1550 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 with the motto Invidia Torquet Autorem meaning Let envy torment its author. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Anglo-Netherlandish. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580. Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton 1512-1571.

Diary of Henry Machyn March 1555. 16 Mar 1555. The xvj day of Marche was a veyver [weaver] bornyd in Smyth-feld, dwellyng in Sordyche, for herese, by viij of the cloke in the mornyng, ys nam was (Tomkins).

Diary of Henry Machyn May 1555. 17 May 1555. The xvij day of May was bered the contesse of Vestmerland (56) at Sordyche, for ther was a goodly hersse with iiij banars of emages, and iiij banars-rolles, and mony mornars, and ther was master Garter and Ruge-crosse, and after all done a gret dener.

Diary of Henry Machyn February 1557. 27 Feb 1557. The xxvij day of Feybruary cam toward London out of Skottland a duke of Muskovea, as [ambassador,] and dyvers of the marchandes of England, as we[ll as others] of all nassyons, and so they mett him be [yond] Sordyche in cottes of velvett and cottes of fyne cloth gardyd with velvett, and with frynge of sylke [and] chenys of gold; and after comys my lord Montycutte (28) and dyvers lordes and knyghtes and [gentlemen, in] gorgyus aparelle; and after comys my lord mayre and althermen in skarlett, and the enbassedur ys garment of tyssuw brodered with perlles and stones; and ys [men in] corsse cloth of gold downe to the calffe of the leg, lyke gownes, and he copyng capes, and so to master Dymmokes plasse in Fanchyrche street, the marchand; and ys cape and ys nyght cape sett with perles and stones.

In 1559 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 wearing a Garter Collar and St George Pendant.

Diary of Henry Machyn September 1558. 20 Sep 1558. The xx day of September was bered my lade [Southwell] at Sordyche, with prestes and clarkes syngyng, with ij whyt [branches] and ij dosen torchys, and iiij gret tapurs, and iiij dosen ... and the chyrche hanged with blake and armes and mony morners; and he gayff xxiiij gownes to xxiiij women, and xxiiij ij l[i.] tapurs.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 10 May 1666. 10 May 1666. So up, and to the office, where all the morning. At noon home to dinner and there busy all the afternoon till past six o'clock, and then abroad with my wife by coach, who is now at great ease, her cheeke being broke inward. We took with us Mrs. Turner (43), who was come to visit my wife just as we were going out. A great deale of tittle tattle discourse to little purpose, I finding her, though in other things a very discreete woman, as very a gossip speaking of her neighbours as any body. Going out towards Hackney by coach for the ayre, the silly coachman carries us to Shoreditch, which was so pleasant a piece of simplicity in him and us, that made us mighty merry.

So back again late, it being wondrous hot all the day and night and it lightning exceeding all the way we went and came, but without thunder. Coming home we called at a little ale-house, and had an eele pye, of which my wife eat part and brought home the rest. So being come home we to supper and to bed. This day come our new cook maid Mary, commended by Mrs. Batters.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 12 May 1667. 12 May 1667. Lord's Day. Up, and to my chamber, to settle some accounts there, and by and by down comes my wife to me in her night-gown, and we begun calmly, that upon having money to lace her gown for second mourning, she would promise to wear white locks no more in my sight, which I, like a severe fool, thinking not enough, begun to except against, and made her fly out to very high terms and cry, and in her heat told me of keeping company with Mrs. Knipp, saying, that if I would promise never to see her more—of whom she hath more reason to suspect than I had heretofore of Pembleton—she would never wear white locks more. This vexed me, but I restrained myself from saying anything, but do think never to see this woman—at least, to have her here more, but by and by I did give her money to buy lace, and she promised to wear no more white locks while I lived, and so all very good friends as ever, and I to my business, and she to dress herself.

Against noon we had a coach ready for us, and she and I to White Hall, where I went to see whether Sir G. Carteret (57) was at dinner or no, our design being to make a visit there, and I found them set down, which troubled me, for I would not then go up, but back to the coach to my wife, and she and I homeward again, and in our way bethought ourselves of going alone, she and I, to go to a French house to dinner, and so enquired out Monsieur Robins, my perriwigg-maker, who keeps an ordinary, and in an ugly street in Covent Garden, did find him at the door, and so we in; and in a moment almost had the table covered, and clean glasses, and all in the French manner, and a mess of potage first, and then a couple of pigeons a la esterve, and then a piece of boeuf-a-la-mode, all exceeding well seasoned, and to our great liking; at least it would have been anywhere else but in this bad street, and in a perriwigg-maker's house; but to see the pleasant and ready attendance that we had, and all things so desirous to please, and ingenious in the people, did take me mightily. Our dinner cost us 6s., and so my wife and I away to Islington, it being a fine day, and thence to Sir G. Whitmore's (91) house, where we 'light, and walked over the fields to Kingsland, and back again; a walk, I think, I have not taken these twenty years; but puts me in mind of my boy's time, when I boarded at Kingsland, and used to shoot with my bow and arrows in these fields. A very pretty place it is; and little did any of my friends think I should come to walk in these fields in this condition and state that I am.

Then took coach again, and home through Shoreditch; and at home my wife finds Barker to have been abroad, and telling her so many lies about it, that she struck her, and the wench said she would not stay with her: so I examined the wench, and found her in so many lies myself, that I was glad to be rid of her, and so resolved having her go away to-morrow.

So my wife and W. Hewer (25) and I to supper, and then he and I to my chamber to begin the draught of the report from this office to the Duke of York (33) in the case of Mr. Carcasse, which I sat up till midnight to do, and then to bed, believing it necessary to have it done, and to do it plainly, for it is not to be endured the trouble that this rascal hath put us to, and the disgrace he hath brought upon this office.

In 1689 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of William Hewer 1642-1715. Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II.

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On 18 Jul 1819 James Anderson Rose 1819-1890 was born to Arthur Miller Rose 1797-1864 (22) and Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870 (24) at Shoreditch. He was baptised 21 Jul 1819.

1862. Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904. Portrait of Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870. Mother of collector James Anderson Rose 1819-1890. Sandys exhibited this portrait at the Royal Academy in 1863. 1902. Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904. Portrait of Emily Winter Rose nee Chadwick 1825-1907, wife of collector James Anderson Rose 1819-1890. 1862. Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904. Portrait of Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870. Mother of collector James Anderson Rose 1819-1890. Sandys exhibited this portrait at the Royal Academy in 1863.

On 16 Aug 1820 Colonel William Anderson Rose Lord Mayor of London 1820-1881 was born to Arthur Miller Rose 1797-1864 (23) and Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870 (25) at Shoreditch.

Ermine Street 2a London to Braughing leaves the city of London at Bishopsgate Gate and thereafter travelled north through Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Tottenham, Edmonton, Waltham Cross, Broxbourne, Puckeridge to Braughing.

Holywell Priory, Shoreditch, Hackney, Middlesex

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell Priory:

Henry Neville 5th Earl Westmoreland 1525-1563 (11) and Anne Manners Countess of Westmoreland 1527-1549 (9) were married, They were half fourth cousins. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III England.

Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland 1526-1563 (9) and Margaret Neville Countess Rutland -1559 were married. They were half fourth cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III England.

John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 (20) and Dorothy Neville Countess of Oxford -1546 were married.

Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Walden 1488-1544 (48), Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63), Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52), Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (19), Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1538 (40), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65) and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38).

In 1569 Unknown Painter. Posthumous portrait of Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Walden 1488-1544. Around 1543 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545.

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1559. 13 Oct 1559. The xiij day of October at nyght ded the good lade the contes of Ruttland at Halewell, sum-tyme yt was a nunre, that ser Thomas Lovell (81) dyd beld yt for hym.

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1559. 20 Oct 1559. The xx day of October they begane to make a herse for my lade the contes of Rutland at Sordyche; yt was garnysshed with armes and penselles, and all the chyrche hangyd with blake and armes.

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1559. 21 Oct 1559. The xxj day of October was cared from Halewell unto Sordyche chyrche my lade the contes of Rutland, with xxx [30] clarkes and prestes syngyng, and mony pore men and powre women in blake gownes a lx [60] and mo, morners to the nomber of a C [100] and ij [2] haroldes of armes, master Garter (49) and master Yorke; then cam the corsse; a-for a grett baner of armes, and a-bowt her iiij [4] goodly banerrolles of dyvers armes; and master Beycon mad the sermon; and after a grett dolle of money, ij d [2 pence] a-pesse; and so to dener, and yt was wryten a-bowt the valans Sic transit gloria mundi, and ther was vj [6] dosen penselles and vj [6] dosen skochyons.

On 23 Mar 1567 Thomas Lovell 1526-1567 (41) died. His will stated he should be buried in the Chapel of Holywell Priory which he had built.

Spital Shoreditch, Hackney, Middlesex

Rowland Vaughan lived at Spital Shoreditch.

St Leonard's Church Shoreditch, Hackney, Middlesex

Wriothesley's Chronicle Edward VI 5th Year 1551-1552. 06 Nov 1551. The 6 of November the sayd Scottishe Quene departed toward Scotland, and rode from Pawles through all the high streates London and out at Bishops-gate, accompanyed with diuers noble Scotland, men and women, to bringe her through the Citye to Shordich Church; the Duke of Northumberlande (47) havinge standinge of horsemen in Cheapsyde with jauelinges, iC [Note. One hundred] persons, wherof xl [Note. 40] gentlemen were apparayled in black velvet and white feathers, and chaines of gold about their neckes; next them stoode vixx [Note. 120 ie 6x20] horsmen of the Earle of Pembrookes (50), with blacke jauelinges and hattes with feathers; next them stoode ic. [Note. 100] of the Lord Treasurers gentlemen and yeomen with jauelinges allso, which 3 rankes of horsemen compassed from the Crosse in Cheape to Birchin Lane ende. And when the sayd nobles had brought hir to Shordich Church, there they tooke their leaue, and departed home againe. The Sheriffes of London had the conduction of her to Waltham townes ende, where the shires of Middlesex and Essex parteth; and harbingers [were] sent afore into euery shyre to the borders to Scotland, that every sheriffe in euery shyre, accompanyed with the gentlemen of the country, [should] receaue her, and make provision in euery shyre for hir meates, both for hirselfe, familie, and horses, till she come to the borders of Scotland, at the charges of the Kinges Maiestie the shyres that she should passe thorough till she be in Scotland, euery shire for theyr owne precinct; this first night she lodged in Waltham towne.

The Earle of Arundell and the Lord Pagett (45) sent to the Tower.

Around 1560 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570. In 1549 Unknown Painter. Flemish. Portrait of William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563.

Diary of Henry Machyn January 1557. 11 Jan 1557. The xj day of January was bered my lade Challenger (30), the wyff of ser Thomas Challenger (36), and was the wyff of ser Thomas Lee of Hogston, and bered at Shordyche chyrche, with ij whyt branchys, and ij dosen stayffes torchys and iiij grett tapurs, and a harold of armes, and iiij baners of emages and a viij dosen of skochyons of armes, and the strett hangyd with blake boythe the strett and the chyrche and armes.

Diary of Henry Machyn October 1559. 21 Oct 1559. The xxj day of October was cared from Halewell unto Sordyche chyrche my lade the contes of Rutland, with xxx [30] clarkes and prestes syngyng, and mony pore men and powre women in blake gownes a lx [60] and mo, morners to the nomber of a C [100] and ij [2] haroldes of armes, master Garter (49) and master Yorke; then cam the corsse; a-for a grett baner of armes, and a-bowt her iiij [4] goodly banerrolles of dyvers armes; and master Beycon mad the sermon; and after a grett dolle of money, ij d [2 pence] a-pesse; and so to dener, and yt was wryten a-bowt the valans Sic transit gloria mundi, and ther was vj [6] dosen penselles and vj [6] dosen skochyons.

On 25 Jun 1576 Catherine Leigh Baroness Mountjoy 1532-1576 (44) was buried in St Leonard's Church Shoreditch.

On 13 Mar 1778 Robert Shirley 7th Earl Ferrers 1756-1827 (21) and Elizabeth Prentiss Countess Ferrers -1799 were married at St Leonard's Church Shoreditch.

On 19 May 1818 Arthur Miller Rose 1797-1864 (21) and Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870 (23) were married at St Leonard's Church Shoreditch.

1862. Frederick Sandys Painter 1829-1904. Portrait of Susanna Rose nee Anderson 1795-1870. Mother of collector James Anderson Rose 1819-1890. Sandys exhibited this portrait at the Royal Academy in 1863.