History of St Bartholomew the Less

St Bartholomew the Less is in Farringdon Without.

Diary of Henry Machyn February 1558. 03 Feb 1558. The iij day of February was browth unto sant Bathelmuw be-syd sant Antonys to be bered [by his] granser ser Wylliam Capell knyght, and mare of London, ser Hare Capell (52) knyght sune and here to ser Gylles Capell (78), the wyche ser Gylles was bered in Essex. [Sir Harry was] bered by ys granser with iij haroldes of armes, and a standard, and a penon of armes; and cott-armur, targett, sword, and elmett and crest; and all the cheyrche hangyd with blake and armes; and a ij dosen of torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and iiij gylt candyllstykes, and ij grett whytt branchys; and xij pore men had blake gowns; and after to the howse to dener; and doctur Brekett mad the sermon at the masse.

Diary of Henry Machyn May 1559. 25 May 1559. The thursday the xxv day of May master John Whyt altherman and grocer ys chyld was cristened in lytyll sant Barthelmuw be-syd sant Antonys; thes wher the god-fathers' names, my lord marques of Wynchester (76) now lord tresorer of England, and my lord byshope of Wynchester docthur Whytt (49), and the god-moder my lade Laxtun, lat the wyffe of ser Wylliam Laxtun (59) latt mare of London and grocer; and after ther was waferers [wafers] and epocras grett plente; and after they whent home to the plasse, with the chyld nam(ed) John Whytt; the wyche wyff was master Raff Grenway altherman and grocer of London wyff.

Around 1576 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 wearing his Garter Collar and Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Diary of Henry Machyn June 1559. 02 Jun 1559. The ij day of Juin was bered at lytyll sant Baythelmuwes my lade Barnes, the wyff of ser George Barnes, knyght, and late mare of London; and she gayff to pore men and powre women good rosett gownes a (blank), and she gayffe to the powre men and women of Calles (blank) a-pesse, and she gayff a C [100] blake gownes and cottes; and ther she had penon of armes, and master Clarenshux kyng of armes, and ther was a xx [20] clarkes syngyng afor her to the chyrche with blake and armes; and after master Horne mad a sermon, and after the clarkes song Te Deum laudamus in Englys, and after bered with a songe, and a-for songe the Englys pressessyon, and after to the place to dener; ser Wylliam Garrett cheyff morner, and master Altham and master Chamburlayn, and her sunes and doythurs; ther was a nobull dener.

On 31 May 1589 Walter Mildmay 1521-1589 (68) died at Hackney. He is buried at St Bartholomew the Less with his wife Mary Walsingham 1528-1576 (61).

On 02 Jul 1616 Thomas Puckering 1st Baronet 1592-1637 (24) and Elizabeth Morley Lady Puckering were married at St Bartholomew the Less. She by marriage Lady Puckering of Weston.

On 18 Jul 1618 Edward Carey 1540-1618 (78) died at St Bartholomew the Less.

On 15 Jul 1650 Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet Kemp 1628-1710 (22) and Mary Kerridge Lady Kemp -1655 were married at St Bartholomew the Less. She by marriage Lady Kemp of Gissing in Norfolk.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 19 February 1660. 19 Feb 1660. Sunday. Lord's day. Early in the morning I set my books that I brought home yesterday up in order in my study. Thence forth to Mr. Harper's to drink a draft of purle, [Note. Purl is hot beer flavoured with wormwood or other aromatic herbs. The name is also given to hot beer flavoured with gin, sugar, and ginger.] whither by appointment Monsieur L'Impertinent, who did intend too upon my desire to go along with me to St. Bartholomew's, to hear one Mr. Sparks, but it raining very hard we went to Mr. Gunning's (46) and heard an excellent sermon, and speaking of the character that the Scripture gives of Ann the mother of the blessed Virgin, he did there speak largely in commendation of widowhood, and not as we do to marry two or three wives or husbands, one after another. Here I met with Mr. Moore, and went home with him to dinner, where he told me the discourse that happened between the secluded members and the members of the House, before Monk (51) last Friday. How the secluded said, that they did not intend by coming in to express revenge upon these men, but only to meet and dissolve themselves, and only to issue writs for a free Parliament. He told me how Haselrigge (59) was afraid to have the candle carried before him, for fear that the people seeing him, would do him hurt; and that he is afraid to appear in the City. That there is great likelihood that the secluded members will come in, and so Mr. Crew (62) and my Lord are likely to be great men, at which I was very glad. After diner there was many secluded members come in to Mr. Crew (62), which, it being the Lord's day, did make Mr. Moore believe that there was something extraordinary in the business.

Before 1684. Circle of Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Peter Gunning Bishop 1614-1684. 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.

On 12 Jan 1665 Fulke Greville 5th Baron Brooke 1643-1710 (21) and Sarah Dashwood Baroness Brooke 1646-1705 (19) were married at St Bartholomew the Less.

On 05 Jan 1675 Edward Allen 1631-1692 (44) and Elizabeth Cornwallis -1708 were married at St Bartholomew the Less.

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Elizabeth Cornwallis -1708.