Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard [Map]

Castle Baynard is in City of London.

1563 Talbot Herbert Double Wedding

1666 Great Fire of London

Henry Machyn's Diary. 15 Jan 1562. The xv day of January the Quen('s) (age 28) grace cam to Beynard Castyll [Map] to the yerle of Penbroke (age 61) to dener, and mony of here consell, and tared soper, and at nyght there was grett chere and a grett bankett [banquet], and after a maske, and here grace tared all nyght.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 29 Oct 1562. The xxix day of October the nuw mare (age 53) [went by] water unto Westmynster, and all the althermen and the craftes of London in barges deckyd with stremars, [and there] was a goodly fuste [feast] decked with stremars and banars, with drumes, trumpetes, and gones to Westmynster playce [palace], [where] he toke ys oythe, and so home to Beynard castylle [Map], [and] with all the artheralthmen; and in Powlles chyrcheyerd [Map] ther mett (him) all the bachelars in cremesun damaske hodes, with drumes and flutes and trumpettes blohyng, and a lx powre men in bluw gownes and red capes [caps], and with targettes and jaffelyns [and] grett standardes, and iiij grett banars of armes and ... and after a goodly pagantt with goodly musyke plahyng; and to Yeld-halle [Map] to dener, for ther dynyd mony of the consell and all the juges and mony nobull men and women; and after dener the mare and all the althermen yede to Powlles with all musyke.

1563 Talbot Herbert Double Wedding

Henry Machyn's Diary. 17 Feb 1563. The xvij day of Feybruary was a dobull marege at [Baynard's] Castyll [Map] at the yerle of Pembroke('s) plase, my lord Talbot (age 11) unto my lade (Anne) Harbard (age 13), and my lord Harbard of Cardyff (age 25) unto my lade (age 13) the [eldest] syster unto my lord Talbot (age 11); and after was a grett denner as [has] bene sene, for iiij days, and evere nyght gret mummeres and m[asks.]

On 17 Feb 1563 at Castle Baynard [Map] a double wedding between two pairs of siblings, Talbot and Herbert, took place ...

Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 25) and Catherine Talbot Countess Pembroke (age 13) were married. She the daughter of George Talbot 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 35) and Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford (age 38). He the son of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (age 62) and Anne Parr Countess Pembroke. They were third cousin once removed.

Francis Talbot (age 11) and Anne Herbert (age 13) were married. She the daughter of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (age 62) and Anne Parr Countess Pembroke. He the son of George Talbot 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 35) and Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford (age 38). They were third cousin once removed.

In 1618 John Gore was elected Alderman of Castle Baynard [Map].

In 1659 William Bolton was elected Alderman for Castle Baynard [Map].

On 11 Oct 1663 Castle Baynard [Map] was knighted.

On 01 Dec 1696 Thomas Rawlinson (age 49) was elected alderman of the ward of Castle Baynard [Map].

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Carter Lane

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Carter Lane, Polles Head Inn

Henry Machyn's Diary. 25 May 1562. The sam day was a yonge man dyd hang ym-seylff at the Polles hed, the in in Carter lane.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Chatham Place

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, 14 Chatham Place

The Diary of George Price Boyce 1852. 30 Dec 1852. Went down to Dante G (age 24). and William Rossetti's chambers at 14 Chatham Place, Blackfriars Bridge. Met there Wells (age 24), J. P. Seddon (age 25), Clayton (age 25), and Mr. Munro (age 27), Mr. Stephens (age 25) and Mr. Hughes (age 20). Rossetti (age 24) showed me his studio but none of his works (which is his way). He had for our entertainment a series of anastatic drawings designed and coloured by the Hon. Mrs. Boyle, some of which as beautiful in feeling, natural simplicity, and colour, and in poetical treatment as almost anything I have seen. They illustrate a nursery rhyme. Also a quantity of Gavarni's works, and a grand and most striking mask of Dante taken from a caste of his face in death; a tracing of his head in Giotto's fresco with the eye imperfect; a pen and ink sketch by Millais from Keats' "Isabella." In the physical way, roast chestnuts and coffee, honey, and hot spirits. His room has a jolly balcony overhanging the river, the reflection of the lights on the bridge and quays, etc., were charming. Conversation throughout delightful, resulting methought from the happy and gentlemanly freedom of the company generally. There was only one of D. G. Rossetti's (age 24) works to be seen in the room, and that was a sketch, study of a man, back view. Gabriel Rossetti (age 24) invited me to his studio next Thursday.

On 11 Feb 1862 at twenty past seven in the morning Elizabeth Siddal (age 32) overdosed on laudanum at 14 Chatham Place. Possibly suicide - there may have been a note that said "look after Harry (her invalid brother)" which Ford Madox Brown (age 40) persuaded Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 33) to burn. Shortly after her death Sarah Cox aka Fanny Cornforth (age 27) moved into the family home to become housekeeper to Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 33).

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Gresham Street

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Gresham Street, Goldsmiths Hall

Pepy's Diary. 01 Jun 1665. Up and to the office, where sat all the morning, at noon to the 'Change [Map], and there did some business, and home to dinner, whither Creed comes, and after dinner I put on my new silke camelott sute; the best that ever I wore in my life, the sute costing me above £24. In this I went with Creed to Goldsmiths' Hall, to the burial of Sir Thomas Viner (deceased); which Hall, and Haberdashers also, was so full of people, that we were fain for ease and coolness to go forth to Pater Noster Row [Map], to choose a silke to make me a plain ordinary suit.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Gresham Street, Ironmonger Lane

Henry Machyn's Diary. 24 Aug 1559. [The xxiiij day of August, the lord] mare (age 50) and the althermen and the [sheriffs? w]her at the wrastelyng at Clarke-in-well [Map], and it was the fayre day of thynges kept in Smyth-feld [Map], [being] sant Bathellmuw (day), and the same day my lord [mayor] came home thrugh Chepe, and a-gaynst Yrmonger [lane] and a-gaynst sant Thomas of Acurs ij [2] gret [bonfires] of rodes and of Mares and Johns [sculptures of Saint Marys and Saint Johns] and odur emages [images], ther thay wher bornyd [burned] with gret wondur.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Gresham Street, Ironmonger Lane, St Olave's Church

Henry Machyn's Diary. 22 May 1551. The xxij day of Maij was bered my lade Mores, wyff of sir Crystoffer Mores knyght, and the M. of [the Ordnance] by kyng Henry the viijth, the wyche he ded of the h .. at Bullayn [Map], and she ded in saynt Peters in Cornhyll ... in saynt Towlles in the Oll' Jury, and ther she ... her first husband, with ij harolds; and she gayff ... men and women vijxx mantylls, fryse gownes, and o[ther] gownes and cotts a iiijxx, and then cam the corse [with banners] of armes borne abowt her, with iiij morners .... dyd pryche the Skott the curett, and a gret dolle and a gret [dinner] as I have sene off fysse and odur thynges.

Note. Funeral of lady Morice. Stowe mentions the interment at St. Peter's Cornhill of sir Christopher Morice, master gunner of England, temp. Henry VIII. His lady appears to have had a previous husband, and, though she lived and died in that parish, was removed to the church of St. Olave's to be laid by his side. There was a family connection between sir Christopher Morice and Arthur Plantagenet, viscount Lisle: see Miss Wood's Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies, ii. 76, iii. 35. "The Skott the curate" was of St. Peter's in Cornhill; see p. 13, and note hereafter.

In 1602 Elizabeth Duncombe was born to William Duncombe (age 37) and Anne Bennett (age 25). She was baptised at St Olave's Church, Old Jewry.

On 29 May 1634 William Bowyer 1st Baronet (age 21) and Margaret Weld Lady Bowyer (age 17) were married at St Olave's Church, Old Jewry.

On 24 May 1678 Elizabeth Herne Lady Blackwell was born to Joseph Herne of London and Elizabeth Frederick. She was baptised on 11 Jun 1678 at St Olave's Church, Old Jewry.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Anne and St Agnes Church Gresham Street

In Jan 1467 William Gregory (age 67) died. He was buried at St Anne and St Agnes Church Gresham Street.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Gutter Lane

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Saddler's Hall Gutter Lane

On 04 Aug 1681 William Chiffinch (age 79) was present at the famous loyal feast of the apprentices at Saddler's Hall Gutter Lane.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Newgate Market

Henry Machyn's Diary. 10 Feb 1557. The x day of Feybruary was slayne in Nugatt market, on Robartt Lentall, odur-wyse callyd Robart (blank), servant unto my lord tresorer the marques of Wynchester (age 74), by a servand unto the duke of Norffoke, and ys fottman, the wyche was ys on sekyng [seeking].... and iij women.

Pepy's Diary. 09 Dec 1663. So to her, and found her in great pain.... So by and by to my office again, and then abroad to look out a cradle to burn charcoal in at my office, and I found one to my mind in Newgate Market, and so meeting Hoby's man in the street, I spoke to him to serve it in to the office for the King (age 33).

Pepy's Diary. 06 Sep 1664. So going home, and my coach stopping in Newgate Market over against a poulterer's shop, I took occasion to buy a rabbit, but it proved a deadly old one when I came to eat it, as I did do after an hour being at my office, and after supper again there till past 11 at night.

Pepy's Diary. 04 Sep 1666. Thence homeward, having passed through Cheapside and Newgate Market, all burned, and seen Anthony Joyce's House in fire. And took up (which I keep by me) a piece of glasse of Mercers' Chappell in the streete, where much more was, so melted and buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. I also did see a poor cat taken out of a hole in the chimney, joyning to the wall of the Exchange [Map]; with, the hair all burned off the body, and yet alive.

Pepy's Diary. 27 Jul 1668. Busy all the morning at my office. At noon dined, and then I out of doors to my bookseller in Duck Lane [Map], but su moher not at home, and it was pretty here to see a pretty woman pass by with a little wanton look, and je did sequi her round about the street from Duck Lane [Map] to Newgate Market, and then elle did turn back, and je did lose her. And so to see my Lord Crew (age 70), whom I find up; and did wait on him; but his face sore, but in hopes to do now very well again.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Gregory by St Paul's

Henry Machyn's Diary. 10 Jan 1560. The x day of January in the mornyng was a nuwe payre of galows sett up with-owtt the west dore of Powlles [Map], and be-twyne ix and x of the cloke a-for none wher Wylliam North and ys man browth thether by the ij shreyffes, and ther hangyd boyth tyll iiij at after-non; and so the hangman cutt them downe, and cared (them) in-to sant Gregore chyrche-yerd, and ther was a grayff [grave] mad, and so they wher strypyd of all, and tumbelyd nakyd in-to the grayff, in the corner of the est syd of the chyrche-yerde.... ... abowt a xij of the [clock] .... gentyll-man with-in the Whyt frers ...

Henry Machyn's Diary. 30 Apr 1560. The xxx day of Aprell was bered in sant Gregore chyrche in Powlles chyrche-yerd master Payne skynner, and gayff armes, and ther was the masturs of compene of the Skynners in ther (livery,) he had a sermon, and the clarkes ....

Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Jun 1561. The xxiij day of June, was Mydsomer evyn, the serves at sant Gregore chyrche be-syd Powlles (by) the Powlles quer tyll Powlles be rede mad.

On 29 Apr 1609 Richard Barrow and Temperance Flowerdew (age 19) were married at St Gregory by St Paul's.

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On 11 Mar 1803 George Warde (age 77) died. He was buried at St Mary Abchurch.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Nicholas Cole Abbey Church

Henry Machyn's Diary. 24 Nov 1553. The xxiiij day of November dyd ryd in a c[art] Cheken, parsun of sant Necolas Coldabbay, [round] a-bowt London, for he sold ys wyff to a bowcher.

Note. P. 48. Parson Chicken. "Another priest called sir Tho. Snowdel, whom they nicknamed Parson Chicken, was carted through Cheapside, for assoiling an old acquaintance of his in a ditch in Finsbury field; and was at that riding saluted with chamber-pots and rotten eggs." (Strype, Mem. iii. 113.) His real name, however, seems to have been Sowdley. Thomas Sowdley clerk was instituted to the rectory of St. Nicholas Coleabbey 25 July 1547, and to that of St. Mary Mounthaw 23 March following. He was deprived of both in 1554, but restored to the former after the return of the Protestant ministers, and died in 1564. (Newcourt, i. pp. 450, 507.)

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Paul's School

Around 1515 Anthony Denny (age 13) educated at St Paul's School.

Around 1518 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 12) educated at St Paul's School.

Pepy's Diary. 07 Feb 1660. Tuesday. In the morning I went early to give Mr. Hawly notice of my being forced to go into London, but he having also business we left our office business to Mr. Spicer and he and I walked as far as the Temple [Map], where I halted a little and then went to Paul's School, but it being too soon, went and drank my morning draft with my cozen Tom Pepys the turner, and saw his house and shop, thence to school, where he that made the speech for the seventh form in praise of the founder, did show a book which Mr. Crumlum (age 42) had lately got, which is believed to be of the Founder's own writing. After all the speeches, in which my brother John (age 19) came off as well as any of the rest, I went straight home and dined, then to the Hall, where in the Palace I saw Monk's (age 51) soldiers abuse Billing (age 37) and all the Quakers, that were at a meeting-place there, and indeed the soldiers did use them very roughly and were to blame.1.

Note 1. "Fox (age 35), or some other 'weighty' friend, on hearing of this, complained to Monk (age 51), who issued the following order, dated March 9th: 'I do require all officers and soldiers to forbear to disturb peaceable meetings of the Quakers, they doing nothing prejudicial to the Parliament or the Commonwealth of England. George Monk (age 51).' This order, we are told, had an excellent effect on the soldiers".-A. C. Bickley's 'George Fox and the Early Quakers, London, 1884, p. 179. The Quakers were at this time just coming into notice. The first preaching of George Fox (age 35), the founder, was in 1648, and in 1655 the preachers of the sect numbered seventy-three. Fox computed that there were seldom less than a thousand quakers in prison. The statute 13 and 14 Car. II cap. i. (1662) was "An act for preventing the mischiefs and dangers that may arise by certain persons called quakers and others, refusing to take lawful oaths". Billing (age 37) is mentioned again on July 22nd, 1667, when he addressed Pepys in Westminster Hall.

Around 1685 Spencer Compton 1st Earl Wilmington (age 12) educated at St Paul's School.

Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton educated at St Paul's School.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Vedast alias Foster Church

Henry Machyn's Diary. 19 Sep 1559. The sam day was bered in sant Fosters on [one] Oswold See, goldsmyth, with a dosen of skochyons of armes, and prestes and clarkes syngyng.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Wardrobe

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, St Andrew by the Wardrobe

Henry Machyn's Diary. 13 Dec 1555. The xiij day of Desember was bered at sant Androwes in the Warderobe master Recherd Stokdun, gentyllman of the warderobe, with ij goodly whyt branchys and xiij stayffes-torchys, and xiij pore men, and thay had gownes of mantell frysse, and iiij grett tapurs, and money mornars; and the strett hangyd with blake and armes; and money prestes syngyng; and the morowe masse and alffe a trentall of masses, and after the offeryng a sermon (by) a doctur callyd master Sydnam, a gray frere of Grenwyche.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 29 May 1559. The xxj day of May was bered at sant [Andrew's] in the Warderobe mastores Boswell, the wyff [of ... ] Boswell clarke of the wardes, with ij whytt branchys .., the wyche she ded with chyld, and a dosen and (unfinished)

Henry Machyn's Diary. 02 Sep 1561. The ij day of September was bered at sant Andrews parryche in the Warderob, master Wast, bere-bruar, with a iij dosen of skochyons of armes, and the howse and the chyrche hangyd with blake and armes, and ther was the compene of the Clarkes syngyng, and (unfinished)

Henry Machyn's Diary. 20 Jul 1562. The sam day was bered mastores Wast in sant Andrew's in the Warderobe, with alff a dosen skochyons of armes, now the wyff of (blank)

Henry Machyn's Diary. Feb 1563. The (blank) day of Feybruary was crystened at sant Androwes in the warderobe Gorge Bacun the sune of master Bacun sqwyre, sum-tyme serjant of the catre [Acatry] by quen Mare days; ys god-fathers wher yonge master Gorge Blakewelle and master Walpolle; godmodur mastores Sens Draper of Cammerell [Camberwell] be-yond Nuwhyngtun; and after grett chere.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 08 Mar 1563. The sam (day) mastores Bacun was chyrched at sant Androw's in warderobe, the wyff of master Bacun sergantt of the catre unto quen Mare, and after she whent home unto here father's howse master Blakwelle, and so she and a grett compene of gentyll women had a grett dener as cold be had as for lentt, as for fysse.

Europe, British Isles, England, City of London, Castle Baynard, Warwick Lane

Pepy's Diary. 20 Jan 1664. So to Mr. Commander's in Warwick Lane, to speak to him about drawing up my will, which he will meet me about in a day or two.

Pepy's Diary. 25 Jan 1664. Up and by coach to Whitehall to my Lord's lodgings, and seeing that knowing that I was in the house, my Lord did not nevertheless send for me up, I did go to the Duke's lodgings, and there staid while he was making ready, in which time my Lord Sandwich (age 38) came, and so all into his closet and did our common business, and so broke up, and I homeward by coach with Sir W. Batten (age 63), and staid at Warwick Lane and there called upon Mr. Commander and did give him my last will and testament to write over in form, and so to the 'Change [Map], where I did several businesses.