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Documents relating to St Lawrence Jewry, London, in the archives of Balliol College, Oxford

NB These properties no longer belong to Balliol College.

B.19. London, St. Lawrence Jewry

1. Balliol College to Simon Campe, lease of messuage near the Church of St. Lawrence 1439

2. Balliol College to William Jacson, lease of the tithes 1549

3. Balliol College to Edward Saxilby, lease of the Parsonage 1551

4. Balliol College to John Wolley 1588

5. Balliol College to John Wolley 1588

6. Balliol College to John Wolley 1590

7. Balliol College to John Wolley 1590

8. Balliol College to Sir John Wolley, licence 1594

9. Balliol College to Francis Neve, licence 1612

10. Balliol College to Francis Neve, lease 1613

11. Balliol College to Francis Neve, lease 1613

12. Balliol College to Francis Neve, lease 1613

13. Balliol College to Francis Neve, licence 1613

14. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, lease 1637

15. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, lease 1637

16. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, lease 1637

17. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, lease 1653

18. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, lease 1653

19. Balliol College to Oliver Neve, licence 1653

20. John Oliver’s plan 1695

21. A plot of ye Vicar’s House of St. Laurance. Detailed and precise 18th cent.

22. W. Armstrong’s survey 1791

23. Balliol College and Oliver Neave, lease, copy 1670

24. Correspondence with the City of London and others re the Parsonage, Guildall corn rent etc. ca 1680-1795

20*. Balliol College to Oliver Neave 1660

21*. Balliol College to Oliver Neave (mutilated) 1670

22*. Balliol College to the City of London 1706

23*. Balliol College to the City of London 1722

24*. Balliol College to the City of London 1738

25. Balliol College to the City of London 1738

26. Balliol College to the City of London 1752

B.20. London, St. Lawrence Jewry

1. Balliol College to the City of London 1778

2. Balliol College and the City of London, agreement 1792

2b,2c. Act for carrying into execution the agreement (printed – 2 copies) B.20. 2b was missing July 1990. 1792

2d,2e. Further copies of the Act (printed) 1792

2f. Bill for amending the Act 1819

3. Mrs. Sarah Scott’s will (she died 15 March 1750). Donation to Vicars of St. Lawrence Jewry. Not found July 2003. 1750.

4a. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1794

4b. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1845-6

5. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1846-7

6. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1849,50

7. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1852,53

8. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes 1853,54

9. St. Lawrence Jewry, assessment of tithes (see MBP 339) 1845-56

10. St. Lawrence Jewry, Bill and Act for relief of incumbents in London, with other papers 1803-45

11. St. Lawrence Jewry, account of tithes, and miscellaneous papers 1840-63

12. St. Lawrence Jewry, account of tithes, and miscellaneous papers 1841-62

13. St. Lawrence Jewry, account of tithes, and miscellaneous papers 1848-64

14. St. Lawrence Jewry, account of tithes, and miscellaneous papers 1850-66

15. Agreement made between the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the College for the extinguishment of the tithe rate 1947

B.22. London, St. Lawrence Jewry

Images of items 1-20 and 22-28 can be viewed online here.

0. Correspondence of 1991 with N Vincent concerning docs in, inter alia, B.22.

1. Grant of the Church of St. Lawrence-Jewry, with rents, etc. from Robert, Abbot of St. Sauve, Montreuil, to John de St. Lawrence. Photograph in D.24.6. Kept in B.20. box 2 of 2. ca 1190 x 1203

2. Amalric, Abbot of St. Sauve, to William, clerk 1218

3. Abbot of St. Sauve to William Facet 1224

4. William Briwer and John de St. Laurence Aug. 1214 x Jan. 1221

5. John, Prior of St. Sauve, to William Facet, sale and grant of the soke of St. Wynwale in London 1247

6. Eustace, Bishop of London and William Facet (or la Feyte), institution of the latter to St. Laurence Jewry 1223 x 1228

7. William Facet to Henry Facet, lease of soke of St. Winwale

8. William Facet to Henry Facet, lease of soke of St. Winwale

9. Henry le Affeyte to Hugh de Wykhambroke, grant of house and garden ca 1290

10. Hugh de Wykhambrok to Henry le Affeyte 1287

11. Henry le Feyte to Hugh Wyehambroke, grant of the soke of St. Wynewale, etc. ca 1285

12. Warner, of St. Sauve, procuratorial letter to John the Prior 1247

13. Henry le Affeyte to Hugh de Wykhambroke, grant of house and garden ca 1290

14. Robert, Prior of the Hospital of St. Mary Elsynespitell, London, to Rector of Church of St. Laurance, acquittance 1382

15. Hugh de Wykehambroke to Hugh de Vienne – the soke of St. Wynewalle and rents 1286

16. Hugh de Vyenne’s grant to Balliol College, of soke, etc. 1294

17. Edward I’s licence to Hugh de Vienne 1295

18. Hugh de Vyenne to Balliol College, of soke and rents 1294

19a. Balliol College, acquittance for tithes 1526

19b. Bishop of London to Balliol College, impropriation, copy, 1550 1295

20. Bishop of London to Balliol College, impropriation, original 1295 | face, 11.7 MB .jpg | dorse, 4.9 MB .jpg |

21. Dean of St. Paul’s, confirms preceding grant 1295

22. Dean of St. Paul’s, confirms preceding grant 1295

23. Balliol College to William de Warkenethby 1296

24. Thomas, Bishop of London and Balliol College 1310

25. Balliol College to William de Bodham 1312

26. Prior of St. Bartholomew, London, and Balliol College, acquittance 1347

27. Richard de Nottingham, executor of William de Wythes, and Balliol College, acquittance 1349

33. Balliol College and Bishop of London, the appropriation of St. Lawrence 1366

34. Balliol College (Ham. Askham, etc.), concerning the appropriation of St. Lawrence Jewry 1397

30. Prior of St. Mary’s Hospital, Byschepisgate, acquittance 1391

31. Balliol College to Robert de Wombewell, lease of Church, tithes, etc. 1395

32. Balliol College to Robert de Wombewell, lease of Church, tithes, etc. 1395

33. Richard III’s licence to assign messuage and garden to Robert Wombwell 1397

34. Richard de Notyngham’s surrender of lands and rents to Balliol College 1397

35. Balliol College to Robert de Wombewel, lease of Church, etc. 1403

36. As 35? with similar seal: mutilated

37. Balliol College to John Waltone, lease of messuage, garden, etc. 1414

38. Robert Wombewell and John Harwell, decree. This is in fact a visitatorial decree. Photograph in D.24.6. 1415

38a. A partial transcript of B.22.38 by M.H. Keen with a completed transcript by K. Plöger and disc of same. Not found July 2003. ca 1985 and 2002

39. Richard Collyng, Vicar of St. Laurence, and Balliol College 1419

40. Balliol College and Richard Collynge, lease of profits, etc. 1419

41. William Bishop of London and Balliol College, appropriation of St. Lawrence Jewry 1426

42. Warner, Abbot of St. Laurence, Montreuil, to William Facet, confirmation of grant of soke, lands, rents, etc. ca 1247

43. William Bishop of London and Balliol College, copy of certificate 1426

44. Balliol College to Richard Collyng, lease of Church, etc. 1430

45. Balliol College to Robert Roke, Vicar, lease of Church, etc. 1439

46. Balliol College to Robert Roke, Vicar, lease of Church, etc. 1449

47. Balliol College and Robert Roke, on proving the title of the College to the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry, etc. 1450

48. Richard Luke, Vicar, declaration of 1458

49. Henry La Fafayte to Hugh de Wychambroc, confirmation of grant 1285

50. William Johnson and John of Lee, obligation to Balliol College 1482

51. Balliol College and William Grosyn, lease of tithes, etc. 1496

52. Abbot of Walden and St. Lawrence Jewry, acquittance for tithes 1430

53. Balliol College to William Brogden, grant of house and £20 1550

53b. William Brogden to Balliol College, bond 1550

54. Richard, Dean of St. Paul’s, grant of appropriation of St. Lawrence Jewry copy ca 1550 1295

55. Balliol College to John Waltone, lease of messuage etc. 1397

56. William Grocyn, resignation of Vicarage of St. Lawrence Jewry 1517

56b. Balliol College and William Nostradamus, mutilated 1458?

57a. Richard II’s licence to Balliol College, as B.22.33 (copy ca 1500) 1397

57*. Balliol College to Tho. Sanderson, presented to Vicarage 1594

58. Richard II’s licence to Balliol College, as B.22.33 (copy ca 1500) 1600

59. Balliol College and John Sayer, lease of tithes, etc. 1690

59b. St. Lawrence Jewry – schedule of rates of tithes 1694

59c. St. Lawrence Jewry, award for settling the tithes. 59b and 59c are one item 1694

60 Decree (copy) re St. Lawrence Jewry rent, mentioning John Wycliff as Master of Balliol, 1360. Mounted in glass. Photograph: D.24.4. 1360

61. Act of Parliament for settling tithes on Balliol College 1692

62. Balliol College and City of London, on vesting ground near the Guildhall in the Corporation etc. 1892

62*. Balliol College and City of London, vesting ground near Gioldhall 1792

63. Concerning preceding agreement, B.22.62 ca 1817

64a. Balliol College and City of London, case of 1817

64*. Expenses in passing Act of Parliament for St. Lawrence Jewry 1695,6

65. William White, Vicar, answer ca 1695

66. Schedule of St. Lawrence Jewry writings, B.22.1-33

67. Schedule of St. Lawrence Jewry writings, B.22.34-61

68. Abstract of deeds relating to the impropriation of St. Lawrence Jewry. Not found July 2003. 1694

Other records

Statutes 2. Copy of the 1507 Statutes made in 1627, pages numbered from 1 starting about a quarter of the way through. Preceded by ... a page of printed material with scribbles re St. Laurence Jewry on it.

B.23. 32. Balliol College and Parishioners of St. Lawrence Jewry, lease (copy, 1659) 1649

D.13. 3a. Inhabitants of Lawrence Jewry to Balliol College, acquittance 1349

E.7. 14. Parker described this item as: “Confirmation of the appropriation of Abbotsley: John de Wyclyf attached to answer Nicholas Marchaunt. 1360” but a note in 16a by a Miss Faith gives it as “Memorandum of a suit in the Court of Common Pleas brought against John de Wyclif for unlawful destraint on a tenement in St. Lawrence Jewry, London. 1360” 1360

Patronage Papers 13. 1934 Proposed exchange of correspondence with Solihull and St. Lawrence Jewry

Patronage Papers 19. 1935 Balliol contributes to repairs, reference St. Lawrence Jewry

Patronage Papers 52. St Lawrence Jewry [File (i) 1894-1896]

1894-1896 Proposed union of benefices, St. Lawrence and St. Mary Magdalene, full report from Eccles. Comm.

Patronage Papers 53. St Lawrence Jewry [File (ii) 1907-1940]

  • 1907 Enquiries about future vacancies
  • 1920 Union of benefices, London Gazette extract, papers for new incumbent
  • 1929 Grand Restoration Fund, incl. leaflets, report, publicity, etc; report on internal/ external repairs
  • 1934-1935 Presentment papers, applications, etc
  • 1935-1936 Copies of Parish magazine
  • 1940 Vacancy pending
  • 1946 Historical guide, incl. details on the church restoration due to German bombs

Additional Patronage Papers 1. St Lawrence Jewry

  • 1945 Church Guide and supplement.
  • 1946 Letters re. presentation of new Vicar. Not found July 2003.
  • 1946-7 Copy of House of Lords ‘City of London Tithes’: ‘A petition against the Bill’.
  • 1947 Parochial Council report.
  • 1947 Proposal to re-organise Deaneries.
  • 1947 Tithes Bill: letters re. effect on Balliol incumbent.
  • 1948 Churchwardens argument concerning selection procedure.
  • 1948 Re. presentation: references, testimonials.
  • 1948 Report on “The work of the Church in connections with the University of London”.
  • 1948 Discussion about role of Chaplain within University.
  • 1948 Bishop’s new powers ref: ‘Reorganisation Areas Measure’.
  • 1948 Pension Board and Tithes papers.
  • 1949 Proposals: reorganisation of Corporation of London.
  • 1949 As above: with reference to ‘All-Hallows, Barking Trust’.
  • 1949 Re-org. Rural Deaneries East and West of City.
    • Re-org City Parishes drafts.
  • 1950 As above with ref: to Churchwardens views.
  • 1951 Bishop’s development measures.
    • Memo: how diocesan scheme will effect interest of Balliol.
    • List of City Parish Churches.
    • Proposed bill “ref: association of St. Lawrence in precincts of Guildhall in Corporation of London”.
    • Revised Bill: ‘City of London Guild Churches’.
    • Letters re. resolution of Parochial Council who decided to sever links with Balliol.
    • Eventual surrender of Balliol presentation.
    • Proposal for share of St. Mary’s-at-Hill patronage.
    • Scheme for the Lord Mayor to entertain the Balliol Master each year.
    • Further litigation of Corp. London procedures.
    • Final draft – for Parliament.
    • Copy of Bill: ‘to give Bishop powers over designate Guild Churches’.
    • Finalisation re-organisation of Areas Measure.
    • 2 large maps showing Parish changes in City of London.
  • 1954 Copy of Ecclesiastical Commission of England re-org of areas measure – listing Parishes.

Additional Patronage Papers 2. St. Lawrence Jewry 1944-1964.

  • ca 1939 Church Guides.
  • 1944 Reorg. Areas Measure pamphlet.
  • 1944 Interim and Final Reports of Bishop’s Commission on City Churches.
  • 1946 ‘Benefices (suspension of presentation) Measure 1946’.
  • 1948 Church Assembly: pastoral re-org. measure 48}
    • Ref: Chaplain’s connection with London University.
    • Delaying presentation because of re-org.
    • Complaints about delay.
    • Testimonials, enquiries, references and final presentation.
    • Re. putting in Wren woodwork from another Church. Not found July 2003.
    • Newspapers: ref. election of Lord Mayor and the new Rector of St. Lawrence.
    • South African magazine (as above).
  • 1951 Re. Balliol losing patronage rights.
    • Proposal to have part patronage of another benefice.
    • Parochial Council agreeing to become official church of corp. London.
  • 1952 Copy of final bill for using Guildhall church for non-resident population.
  • 1964 Eg’s of Divine Service conducted at the Church.

Additional Patronage Papers 7. Miscellaneous Papers Concerning St. Lawrence Jewry And Colchester Parishes 1946-1956.

  • 1946 Re. appointment of Curate for Holy Trinity/St. Martins, Colchester.
  • 1947 Holy Trinity Church roof restoration fund.
  • 1950 Concern over the future of St. Martins in light of Parish re-org.
  • 1951 Church magazines.
    • Re appointment: testimonials etc.
    • Description of congregation at St. Stephens.
    • Protest against reorganization made by Parish Church Council of Holy Trinity with St Martin.
  • 1952 Ref. City of London Church re-org.
    • Plans to put stained glass in St. Lawrence Jewry in memory of Balliol.
    • Final surrendering of patronage to corps. London.
  • 1955 Offer of Advowson of St. Mary’s Sellindge to Balliol.
  • 1952-55 Letters re. maintaining connections with St. Lawrence Jewry.
  • 1956 Progress report on the repairs to St. Lawrence Jewry.

Additional Patronage Papers 12. Registration Of Ecclesiastical Patronage 1988.

  • 1. Patronage Committee report with list of Parishes.
  • 2. Master/Fellow proposals.
  • 3. Parish responses to enquiries re Balliol patronage.
  • 4. JHJ notes concerning the above.

Additional Patronage Papers 13. A copy of The Sphere 12/1/1952 containing a special article on the Bishop of London’s scheme for City churches. Annotated by FLM Willis-Bund on p56, contradicting the assertion that Balliol had consented to the reassignment of the patronage of St. Lawrence Jewry to the Corporation.

MBP 339. Impropriate Tithe/Corn Rent file, St. Lawrence Jewry 1908-1949, but also including a full Tithe Assessment for the Parish for the year September 1845 – September 1846 with the names and addresses of all occupants (in a marbled notebook bearing an Archives label B.20.9).

MBP 365. Papers re Quit & Corn Rents 1900-1980. Of particular interest are documents re the ‘Corn’ Rent paid by the Corporation of the City of London. This rent, actually 500 bushels of wheat @ the best price as certified by the Clerks of the Market in Oxford + 4/- pa is in respect of part of the Guildhall site formerly St. Lawrence Jewry Parsonage property. It still (2001) brings in more than £2000 pa. Several certificates of the Clerks of the Market are included. See also MBP 339 etc.

MCOP 59/2. St Lawrence Jewry

MISC 206. Papers concerning archaeological investigations at the London Guildhall Yard site 1988-1994, whereon Balliol had property in mediaeval times (between the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry and the Guildhall, on the west side of the Yard), and beneath which Roman Londonium’s amphitheatre was discovered.

PHOT 13 Views of the ruined church of St. Lawrence Jewry ca 1950

- Anna Sander


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