Historical Personography

This page lists historical people born before 1700 and tagged in MoEML content. Click on a person’s name to see where they are mentioned. Click on the links in the Related Resources column for more biographical information. Whenever possible, we provide a link to the ODNB entry. For mayors and sheriffs, we are particularly indebted to Anne Lancashire’s Mayors and Sheriffs of London project. If neither project has information about a person, we provide a link to the British Book Trade Index, British History Online, Encyclopedia Britannica, History of Parliament Online, Oxford Reference, Records of London’s Livery Companies Online, or Wikipedia.
Name Life dates and biographical information Related Resources
Abbot of Fleury (b. 945, d. 1004)
French abbot and historian.
 
Abraham Campion
Member of the Brewersʼ Company. Son of Henry Campion.
 
Abraham Cartwright
Member of the Drapers’ Company. Husband of Joane Cartwright.
 
Abraham Gramer
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Abraham Hogenberg (b. 1578, d. 1653)
German painter and engraver. Son of Frans Hogenberg.
Wikipedia
 
Abraham Orelius
Preacher. Buried at St. Helens, Bishopsgate.
 
Abram Booth (b. 1606, d. 1636)
Dutch delegate and diarist.
 
Acliuillus
Constable of the Tower of London.
 
Adam Atwood
Esquire. Monument at St. Thomas Southwark.
 
Adam Bamme
Sheriff of London 1382-1383. Mayor 1390-1391 and 1396-1397. Member of the Goldsmiths’ Company. Father of Richard Bamme.
MASL
 
Adam Bery  
Adam Brabazon
Sheriff of London 1347-1348. Member of the Fishmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam Breakspeare (d. 1400)
Chaplain. Buried at St. Olave, Old Jewry.
 
Adam Bruning
Sheriff of London 1259-1260. Member of the Fishmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam de Bassing
Sheriff of London 1243-1244. Mayor 1251-1252. Member of the Drapers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam de Bury
Sheriff of London 1476-1477. Mayor 1364-1366 and 1373-1374. Member of the Skinners’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam de Hallingberi
Sheriff of London 1295-1296. Member of the Skinners’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam de Howton
Knight. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Adam de Pulteney  
Adam de Salisbury
Sheriff of London 1323-1324. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam de Witebi
Sheriff of London 1210-1211.
MASL
 
Adam Fraunceys
Mayor of London 1352-1354. Member of the Mercers’ Company. Proposed the building of the Guildhall alongside Henry Frowyk. Buried at St. Helens, Bishopsgate.
MASL
ODNB
 
Adam Gill  
Adam Goodman  
Adam Helingbury
Helped prisoners escape the Conduit upon Cornhill in 1299.
 
Adam Hone
Husband of Elizabeth Hone.
 
Adam Karlill
Sheriff of London 1388-1389. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam le Blund de Foleham
Sheriff of London 1296-1297. Member of the Fishmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam Lucas
Sheriff of London 1340-1341. Member of the Fishmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam Lutkin
Sheriff of London 1312-1313. Believed to be a blader or cornmonger.
MASL
 
Adam of Bentley
Sheriff of London 1245-1246. Member of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam of Mirimuth (b. between 1274 and 1275, d. 1347)
Historian and diplomat.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Adam Stable
Sheriff of London 1371-1372. Mayor 1376-1377. Member of the Mercers’ Company.
MASL
 
Adam the Smith
Denizen of London.
 
Adam Wimondham
Sheriff of London 1368-1369. Possible member of the Mercers’ Company.
MASL
 
Ade de Buke
Hatter. Helped build a chapel at St. Mary-Le-Bow. Buried at St. Mary-Le-Bow.
 
Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103, d. 1151)
Queen of England 1121-1135. Wife of King Henry I.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Adhered
Earl of Mercia. Son-in-law of King Alfred the Great.
 
Adrew Evenger (d. 1556)
Member of the Salters’ Company. Buried at All Hallows Barking.
 
Adrian Arten
Dutch denizen of London.
 
Ælfhun (d. between 1015 and 1018)
Bishop of London 1002-1018. Builder of St. Giles, Cripplegate.
Wikipedia
 
Aelfstan (d. between 995 and 996)
Bishop of London 959-996.
Wikipedia
 
Ælfweard of London (d. 1044)
Bishop of London 1035-1044.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Ælfwine of Elmham (d. between 1023? and 1038?)
Bishop of Elmham 1019-1030.
Wikipedia
 
Aelius Herodianus
Greek Grammarian of Alexandria.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Æthelberht of Kent
King of Kent 589-616.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Æthelburh of Barking (d. in or after 686)
Founder of the dual monastery of Barking. Sister of Earconwald.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Aethelnoth (d. between 816 and 824)
Bishop of London 805-811.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Æthelred (d. 911)
Lord of the Mercians 881-911.
EB
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Æthelred II (b. between 966 and 968, d. 23 April 1016)
King of the English 978-1013 and 1014-1016.
EB
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Æthelstan (b. between 893 and 894, d. 939)
King of the Anglo-Saxons 924-927. King of the English 927-939.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Aethelweard of London (d. between 909 and 926)
Bishop of London 909-926.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Agatha Aetheling (d. 1070)
ODNB
 
Agesilaus II
King of Sparta 398-360 BC.
Wikipedia
 
Agnes Arnold (née Warmford)
Wife of Thomas Arnold. Mother of Eleanor Writhesley. Daughter of Richard Warmford.
 
Agnes Barton
Wife of John Barton. Benefactor of St. Michael Bassishaw.
 
Agnes Becket A History of the County of London
 
Agnes Bond (d. 4 February 1552)
Wife of William Bond.
 
Agnes Cachemaide
Wife of Henry Sucley.
 
Agnes Darr  
Agnes Dauntsey  
Agnes Dennis  
Agnes Dixie (née Draper)
Wife of Wolstan Dixie. Daughter of Sir Christopher Draper.
 
Agnes Fitztheobald  
Agnes Fitzwilliam  
Agnes Galdset  
Agnes Gascoigne  
Agnes Lewen
Wife of Thomas Lewen. Buried at St. Nicholas Olave.
 
Agnes Milborne (d. 1500)
Wife of William Milborne. Buried at St. Foster.
 
Agnes Niter
Daughter of Thomas Niter. Buried at All Hallows Staining.
 
Agnes Romany Ollarie (d. 1408)
Wife of John Romany Ollarie. Buried at St. Botolph.
 
Agnes Saint-John
Wife of John Saint-John.
 
Agnes Streete
Wife of Simon Streete.
 
Agnes Young  
Alan Brett (d. 1425)
 
Alan Buxhall
Knight.
 
Alan de la Souche
Warden of London 1266-1268.
MASL
 
Alan de la Zouche (d. 1270)
Administrator, soldier, and Warden 1267-1268 and possibly 1266-1267.
MASL
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Alan Everard
Sheriff of London 1415-1416. Member of the Mercers’ Company.
MASL
 
Albert I of Bavaria
Duke of Bavaria and Earl of Holland and Henault. Father of William II of Bavaria.
Wikipedia
 
Alcie Clarell  
Alectus the Tyrant
Slain in one of London’s fields in 296.
 
Alessandro Magno
Venetian who wrote of his visit to London in 1562.
 
Alexander Brome (b. 1620, d. 30 June 1666)
Poet and lawyer. Brother of Richard Brome.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Alexander Cheyney  
Alexander Dikes
Husband of Johan Dikes. Buried at St. John’s of Jerusalem.
 
Alexander Every
Merchant. Buried at St. Michael, Cornhill.
 
Alexander Hay
Owner of Hayʼs Wharf.
 
Alexander Heyband  
Alexander King
Husband of Elizabeth King.
 
Alexander Neckam (b. 1157, d. 1217)
Scholar, teacher, and theologian.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Alexander Polyhistor
Greek writer raised in Rome.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Alexander Pope (b. 1688, d. 1744)
Poet.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Alexander Prescot
Alderman. Husband of Martha Prescot. Father of Elizabeth Prescot.
 
Alexander Purpoint  
Alexander the Great
King of Macedon 336–323 BC.
Wikipedia
 
Alffi Portgraves
Appeared in the last charter of Edward the Confessor.
 
Alfred the Great (b. between 848 and 849, d. 899)
King of Wessex 871-886. King of the Anglo-Saxons 886-899.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Algare Secusme
Member of the Knighten Guild.
Wikipedia
 
Alice Ashfed  
Alice Atcourt  
Alice Atte-Bow
Mistress of Ralph Crepyn.
 
Alice Balstred  
Alice Bartlet  
Alice Bateman
Donated funds to St. Katherine Cree Parish.
 
Alice Bayly  
Alice Beecher (née Heron)
Wife of Henry Beecher. Daughter of Thomas Heron. Buried at Christopher le Stocks.
 
Alice Blundell (d. 21 November 1574)
Benefactor of the poor in the parish of Saint Laurence, Jewry. Wife of Hugh Methwold. Mother of William Methwold Blundell and Anne Methwold.
 
Alice Blunt (née Kebyll)
Wife of Sir William Browne. Daughter of Sir Henry Kebyll. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Alice Bowdler  
Alice Brome (d. 1433)
Wife of John Coventry.
 
Alice Byng (née Burton) (d. 21 May 1616)
 
Alice Carne  
Alice Carter
Wife of Ralfe Carter.
 
Alice Courtney
Wife of Sir Francis Courtney. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Alice Daniel (d. 13 October 1481)
Wife of John Daniel. Mother of Gerard Daniel. Buried at St. Margaret Moses.
 
Alice de Warenne (b. 1287, d. 1338)
Countess of Arundel. Buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
Wikipedia
 
Alice Dent  
Alice Dogget
Wife of John Dogget. Buried at St. Leonard, Eastcheap.
 
Alice Elkyn (née Wilkes)
Wife of William Elkyn. Mother of Ursula Elkyn. Daughter of Thomas Wilkes.
 
Alice Fletcher
Wife of Henry Sucley.
 
Alice Foster
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Alice Glover  
Alice Hackney
Wife of Richard Hackney.
 
Alice Haines
Wife of William Haines.
 
Alice Hanbury
Wife of William Hanbury.
 
Alice Heyward  
Alice Hulton (née Howton)
Wife of John Hulton. Daughter of John Howton. Buried at St. Mildred, Bread Street.
 
Alice Hungerford
Hanged at Tyburn for murdering her husband. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Alice Ludlow  
Alice Mackeley  
Alice Nevill
Wife of Sir John Neville. Not to be confused with Lady Alice Nevill.
 
Alice Poulsted
Wife of Henry Poulsted.
 
Alice Pyat (née Birtles)
Wife of Richard Pyat. Daughter of John Birtles.
 
Alice Rishby  
Alice Shepley  
Alice Spencer (née Bromefield)  
Alice Vigures (née Kendrick)
Mother of Simon Gandy. Sister of John Kendrick, William Kendrick, James Winche, and Anne Newman. Mentioned in the will of John Kendrick.
 
Alice Walcot (née Halsy)
Wife of Humphrey Walcot. Daughter of Richard Halsy.
 
Alice Whittington  
Alice Winslow
Wife of Thomas Winslow. Buried at St. Martin Orgar.
 
Alicia Beaumond
Wife of Thomas Beaumond. Not to be confused with Alicia Beaumond.
 
Alicia Beaumond
Wife of Thomas Beaumond. Not to be confused with Alicia Beaumond.
 
Alicia Slaney  
Alienar Ingham  
Alison Dalusse
Wife of Robert Dalusse.
 
Allen Barker
Member of the Grocers’ Company. Resident of Aldgate Ward.
 
Allen le Sopar
Soper Lane was supposedly named after him.
 
Allice Percival  
Alnothus
Bishop of Dorchester 970–977.
Wikipedia
 
Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284)
Earl of Chester. Son of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. Heart buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
Wikipedia
 
Alwine
Member of the Knighten Guild.
 
Alwinus (fl. 1010)
Bishop of London according to John Stow.
 
Alwinus Child
Founder of Bermondsey Abbey in 1081.
Wikipedia
 
Alwyne
Bishop of Helmeham.
 
Amadeus IV of Savoy (b. 1197, d. 24 June 1253)
Wikipedia
 
Amadeus V (b. 4 September 1249, d. 16 October 1323)
Fifth Count of Savoy.
Wikipedia
 
Ambrose Charcam  
Ambrose Cresacre
Monument at Mercers’ Hall.
 
Ambrose Smith  
Amir Timur (b. 1336, d. 1405)
Founder of the Timurid Empire. Famously represented in Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great.
Wikipedia
 
Amy Gomersall (née Edlyn)
Wife of Robert Gomersall. Daughter of Richard Edlyn. Buried at St. Martin, Ludgate.
 
Andrew Aubrey (d. 1356)
Sheriff of London 1331-1332. Mayor 1339-1341 and 1351-1352. Buried at St. Nicholas Cole Abbey.
MASL
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Andrew Buchevite
Provost during the reign of King Stephen.
 
Andrew Bukerel
Sheriff of London 1223-1225. Mayor 1231-1238. Possible member of the Guild of Pepperers, precursor of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Andrew Burel
Gentleman of Gray’s Inn. Buried at St. Michael, Crooked Lane.
 
Andrew Evenger
Member of the Salters’ Company. Buried at All Hallows Barking.
 
Andrew Fraunces
Husband of Lady Margaret North.
 
Andrew Fuller
Member of the Mercers’ Company. Churchwarden of St. Mary-Le-Bow.
 
Andrew Geneway  
Andrew Kendricke
Apprentice of John Kendrick. Son of John Kendricke. Witness of the will of John Kendrick.
 
Andrew Michael
Member of the Vintners’ Company. Husband of Joan Michael. Buried at St. Nicholas Acon.
 
Andrew Nevelun
Sheriff of London 1215-1216. Son of Peter Nevelun.
MASL
 
Andrew Partridge
Possible member of the Tallow Chandlers’ Company.
 
Andrew Pikeman
Husband of Joan Pikeman.
 
Andrew Pykeman
Sheriff of London 1377-1378. Member of the Fishmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Andrew Seywell
Possible member of the Tylers and Bricklayers’ Company.
 
Andrew White
Father of a victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Angel Dune
Possible member of the Grocers’ Company.
 
Angell Feldynge  
Anicius
Archdeacon of Surrey. Had a hospital move onto his lands in 1228 by the consent of Peter des Roches.
 
Anketin de Betevile
Sheriff of London 1282-1283. Member of the Drapers’ Company.
MASL
 
Anketinus de Arden
Alderman.
 
Anna Trapnel (fl. 1642-60)
Alleged prophet.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Andrews (d. 12 June 1606)
 
Anne Askew (b. 1521, d. 1546)
Writer and protestant martyr.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Audley
Buried at Bermondsey.
 
Anne Bacon
Wife of James Bacon.
 
Anne Bartelet  
Anne Bayning
Viscountesse Bayning. Wife of Paul Bayning.
 
Anne Beckingham  
Anne Blount
Daughter of John Blount. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Anne Boleyn (b. 1500, d. 1536)
Queen of England 1533-1536. Second wife of King Henry VIII. Executed on grounds of treason.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Boughton
Wife of Henry Sucley.
 
Anne Bowes (née Barrett) (d. 1553)
Wikipedia
 
Anne Branche  
Anne Burton
Wife of Simon Burton.
 
Anne Carew  
Anne Cecil (b. 5 December 1556, d. 5 June 1588)
Countess of Oxford. Chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I. Daughter of William Cecil.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Chamberlain  
Anne Clarke
Benefactor of the poor.
 
Anne Coldock
Daughter of Francis Coldock and Alice Byng.
 
Anne Colepepper (née Slaney)  
Anne Cordel (née Blundell)  
Anne Crosby  
Anne Dancer  
Anne Davison
Daughter of Mr. Davison. Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Anne Digges (née St. Leger)  
Anne Dimock
Wife of John Dimock.
 
Anne Farrant (née Bower) (d. 1582)
Wife of Richard Farrant. Daughter of Richard Bower.
 
Anne Ferrar (d. 12 July 1613)
Wife of John Ferrar. Buried at St. Benet Sherehog.
 
Anne Field
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Anne Fiennes (née Sackville) (d. 10 May 1595)
Gentlewoman and benefactor. Daughter of Sir Richard Sackville.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Frithwith
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Anne Goodwine
Daughter of Anne Goodwine and Thomas Goodwine.
 
Anne Goodwine (née Peacocke)
Wife of Thomas Goodwine. Mother of Anne Goodwine. Daughter of Thomas Peacocke.
 
Anne Gough (née Par)
Wife of Thomas Gough. Daughter of John Par and Mary Par.
 
Anne Griffin
Printer and publisher.
BBTI
 
Anne Gunter (d. 1582)
 
Anne Harby (née Saltonstall)
Wife of John Harby. Mother of Richard Harby and Daniel Harby. Daughter of Richard Saltonstall.
 
Anne Herbert (b. 1100, d. 1147)
Lady-in-waiting to the wives of King Henry VIII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Herbert (b. 1516, d. 1544)
Courtier and Fifth Baron Mountjoy.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Heyward  
Anne Higham (née Stoneley)
Wife of William Higham. Daughter of Joane Branche and Richard Stoneley. Sister of Dorothie Dauntrey.
 
Anne Hobdin
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Anne Layton
Wife of John Blount.
 
Anne Lyon (née Murray) (b. 1579, d. 27 February 1618)
Countess of Kinghorne. Alleged mistress of King James VI and I.
Wikipedia
 
Anne Methwold
Daughter of Alice Blundell and Hugh Methwold.
 
Anne Middleton (b. 1538, d. 1602)
Mother of Thomas Middleton.
 
Anne Mording  
Anne Neville (b. 1456, d. 1485)
Wife of King Richard III. Daughter of Richard Neville.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Newman
Wife of Thomas Newman. Mother of Thomas Newman. Sister of John Kendrick, William Kendrick, James Winche, and Alice Vigures. Mentioned in the will of John Kendrick.
 
Anne of Bohemia (b. 1366, d. 1394)
Queen of England 1382-1394. Wife of King Richard II. Daughter of Charles IV. Sister of Wenceslaus IV.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne of Cleves (b. 1515, d. 1557)
Queen of England 1540. Fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne of Denmark (b. 12 December 1574, d. 2 March 1619)
Queen of Scotland 1589–1619. Queen of England and Ireland 1603–1619. Wife of King James VI and I. Daughter of Frederick II of Denmark and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Sister of Christian IV of Denmark, Elizabeth of Denmark, and Ulric of Denmark.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne of Lodbury
Drowned in a pool near St. Giles, Cripplegate in 1244.
 
Anne Oliff  
Anne Parnell (née Baxter)
Wife of Henry Parnell. Daughter of Edmond Baxter.
 
Anne Paston  
Anne Roberts (née Glover)  
Anne Seymour (née Stanhope) (b. 1510, d. 1587)
Duchess of Somerset. Wife of Edward Seymour. Briefly the most powerful woman in England.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Shirley
Daughter of Ralph Shirley. Buried at St. Katherine Cree.
 
Anne Smith (née Mullert)
Wife of John Smith. Mother of Mary Smith. Daughter of Fulke Mullert.
 
Anne Wase (née Prettyman)
Wife of Christopher Wase. Daughter of William Prettyman.
 
Anne Watkins
Wife of John Watkins.
 
Anne Wells (b. 1491, d. 1499)
Daughter of John Wells. Buried at Austin Friars.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anne Westwick  
Anne Wood  
Anselme Becket
Held a chantry at St. Olave, Old Jewry.
 
Anthonis van den Wijngaerde (b. 1525, d. 1571)
Artist known for his 1543 panorama of London.
 
Anthony Bonuice
Italian merchant. Resident of Crosby Hall after King Richard III.
 
Anthony Browne (b. 1528, d. 1592)
First Viscount Montagu.
Wikipedia
ODNB
BHO
Google Books
 
Anthony Duffield
Benefactor of the poor.
 
Anthony Gamage
Sheriff of London 1574-1575. Member of the Ironmongers’ Company.
MASL
 
Anthony Hall
Servant of Mr. Davison. Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Anthony Hungerford  
Anthony Kingston (b. 1508, d. 1556)
Royal Officer.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anthony Mills
Son of John Mills. Buried at Holy Trinity Priory.
 
Anthony Munday (bap. 1560, d. 1633)
Playwright, actor, pageant poet, translator, and writer. Possible member of the Drapers’ Company or the Merchant Taylors’ Company.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Anthony Ratclyffe
Sheriff of London 1585-1586. Member of the Merchant Taylors’ Company.
MASL
 
Anthony Wells
Son of John Wells. Buried at Holy Trinity Priory.
 
Anthony Wolhouse
Member of the Haberdashersʼ Company. Father of Sarah Smithes.
 
Anthony Wotton
Clergyman and religious controversialist. Held a lectureship at All Hallows Barking.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Antoninus Pius
Emperor of the Roman Empire 138-161.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Arcadius
Emperor of the Roman Empire 395-408. Son of Theodosius I.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Arendt van Buchell
Friend of Johannes de Witt. Known for having made a copy of Johannes de Wit’s sketch of the Swan.
EB
 
Aristotle (b. 384 BCE, d. 322 BCE)
Greek philosopher.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Arnold de Tolinea
Financed the building of part of Grey Friar’s Church.
 
Arnold le Reus
Denizen of London.
 
Arnold Macknam  
Arsaces I of Parthia (d. 246 BCE)
King of the Arsacid dynasty 247–217.
 
Arthur Aynscombe
Merchant. Mentioned in the will of John Kendrick.
 
Arthur Golding (b. between 1535 and 1536, d. in or before 13 May 1606)
Translator.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Arthur Troffote
Esquire.
 
Arthur Tudor (b. 1486, d. 1502)
Husband of Catherine of Aragon. Son of King Henry VII. Brother of King Henry VIII. Buried at St. Olave, Old Jewry.
Wikipedia
 
Arthur Wilson (bap. 14 December 1595, d. between 1 October 1652 and 15 October 1652)
Historian, playwright, and poet.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Asser (d. 909)
Bishop of Sherborne 895-909. Author of Life of King Alfred.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Athelard  
Athelgoda
Wife of Saeberht.
 
Atheline Raison
Wife of Richard Raison.
 
Aubrey de Vere (d. 1141)
Sheriff of London. Portgrave and administrator under King Henry I and King Stephen. Father of Aubrey de Vere. Buried at Austin Friars.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Aubrey de Vere (d. 1194)
First Earl of Oxford and Count of Guînes. Son of Aubrey de Vere.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Audrey Gresham (née Lynne) (d. 28 December 1522)
 
Augustine Hynde (fl. 1550-51)
Sheriff of London 1550-1551. Member of the Clothworkers’ Company. Husband of Dame Elizabeth Hynde. Buried at St. Peter, Westcheap.
MASL
 
Augustine Matthews
Printer.
BBTI
BBTI
Wikipedia
 
Augustine of Hippo
Early Christian theologian and Neoplatonic philosopher. Patron of the Augustinian Friars.
Wikipedia
 
Augustine Phillips (d. 1605)
Actor with the King’s Men.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Augustine Ryther (d. 1593)
Cartographer, engraver, and translator.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Augustus Caesar
Emperor of the Roman Empire 27 BCE–14 CE.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Aulus Gellius
Latin author and grammarian.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Aunc Skinner  
Aveline de Forz (b. 1259, d. 1274)
Wikipedia
 
Avery Randolph
Originally from Badlesmere, Kent. Father of Thomas Randolph.
 
Avice Gibson
Wife of Nicholas Gibson.
BHO
 
Avice Middleton
Sister of Thomas Middleton.
 
Aylmer of Risden
Father of Mary Warner.
 
Aymer de Valence (d. 1324)
Earl of Pembroke. Husband of Mary de St. Paul.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Aymon of Savoy (b. 15 December 1210, d. 22 June 1343)
Count of Savoy. Son of Amadeus V of Savoy.
Wikipedia
 
Baldwin
Son of King Stephen.
 
Baldwin I of Jerusalem (b. 1058, d. 1118)
Leader of the First Crusade.
Wikipedia
 
Barbara Herdson
Wife of Henry Herdson.
 
Barbara Hungerford (née Writhesley)  
Barbara Thornix (d. 11 April 1613)
Daughter of Thomas Thornix.
 
Barbara Writhesley
Mother of Barbara Hungerford.
 
Barnard Randolph (d. 1583)
Gentleman.
 
Barne Roberts  
Barney Reymer
Merchant. Mentioned in the will of John Kendrick.
 
Baron Clarke  
Bartholomew Barnes (d. 1 October 1606)
 
Bartholomew Barnes  
Bartholomew Bavin
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Bartholomew Billington  
Bartholomew Burwash
Tenement owner in Castle Baynard Wall. Father of John Burwash. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Bartholomew Caster
Knight. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Bartholomew de Almain
Financed the building of part of Grey Friar’s Church.
 
Bartholomew de Frestlyng
Sheriff of London 1357-1358. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Bartholomew de la Vauch  
Bartholomew Deumars
Sheriff of London 1340-1341. Believed to be a corder.
MASL
 
Bartholomew Linsled
Last Prior of St. Saviour, Southwark.
 
Bartholomew of the Castle
Financed the building of part of Grey Friar’s Church.
 
Bartholomew Read (fl. 1497-1503)
Sheriff of London 1497-1498. Mayor 1503-1503. Member of the Grocers’ Company. Benefactor of the parish of St. John Zachary. Buried at Charterhouse.
MASL
 
Bartholomew Seman
Goldbeater. Master of the Kingʼs mints in London, Calais, and York. Buried at St. John Zachary. See related ODNB entry for Moneyers.
 
Bartram of Hamburg
Donated funds to Bishopsgate.
 
Bartrand Descure (née Austrie)  
Bastard de Scales
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Beatrice of Provence (b. 1229, d. 23 September 1267)
Wikipedia
 
Beatrice of Savoy (b. 1205, d. 4 January 1267)
Wikipedia
 
Beatrix Barners (née Cotton) (d. 5 November 1616)
Wife of Robert Baners. Daughter of George Cotton.
 
Beatrix Brown
Buried at St. Katharine Cree.
 
Bede (b. between 672 and 673, d. 735)
Monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth. Known as the Father of English History. Author of Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
EB
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Ben Jonson (b. 1572, d. 1637)
Poet and playwright.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Benedick Augustine
Husband of Katherine Augustine.
 
Benedict Barnham (bap. 1559, d. 1598)
Sheriff of London 1591-1592. Member of the Drapers’ Company. Buried at St. Clement, Eastcheap.
MASL
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Benedict Botewrite
Merchant of London. Finished the rebuilding of the London Bridge.
 
Benedict de Folesham
Sheriff of London 1324-1325. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Benedict of Nursia
Patron Saint of Europe and students.
Wikipedia
 
Benedict Reding
Buried at St. Martin Orgar.
 
Benedict Senturer
Sheriff of London 1216-1217. Member of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
MASL
 
Benedict Shorne
Member of the Fishmongers’ Company. Benefactor of St. Benet Sherehog.
 
Benjamin Cole (b. 1697, d. 1783)
Printmaker.
British Museum
 
Benjamin Nicholson  
Bennet Abbot of Wirall
Master to Bede.
 
Bennet Webb (née Draper)
Wife of William Webbe. Daughter of Sir Christopher Draper.
 
Bennett Gerard (d. 1403)
Member of the Brewersʼ Company. Buried at St. Botolph, Aldersgate.
 
Benomye Mittun  
Bernard Cooper
Husband of Mary Bagwell.
 
Bernard of Clairvaux
French abbot and leader in the formation of the Cistercian order.
Wikipedia
 
Bernard Williamson
Benefactor of the poor.
 
Berosus (fl. between 300 BCE and 201 BCE)
Writer, historian, and astronomer.
Wikipedia
 
Berseba Taylor (née Hall)
Wife of John Taylor. Mother of Elizabeth Freake. Daughter of Edward Hall.
 
Bevis Bond
Financed the building of part of Grey Friar’s Church.
 
Bevis Lea
Father of Bevis Lea.
 
Blackstanus
Member of the Knighten Guild.
 
Blanch Waterton
Daughter of Sir Hugh Waterton. Buried at the London Charterhouse.
 
Blanche
Daughter of King Edward III. Died shortly after birth.
Wikipedia
 
Blanche of Lancaster (b. 25 March 1342, d. in or before 12 September 1368)
Wife of John of Gaunt.
Wikipedia
 
Blase White
Member of the Grocers’ Company. Buried at St. Mildred, Poultry.
 
Boniface IX (d. 1404)
Pope 1389-1404. Made John Attleborough the first Abbot of the house at Bermondsey Abbey.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Boniface of Savoy (b. 1217, d. 18 July 1270)
Archbishop of Canterbury 1241–1270. Son of Thomas I of Savoy. Brother of Amadeus IV of Savoy, Thomas of Flanders, Peter II of Savoy, Philip I of Savoy, and Beatrice of Savoy.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Boniface Tatam
Member of the Vintnersʼ Company. Buried at St. Peter upon Cornhill.
 
Boudica (d. 60)
Queen of the British Celtic Icen. Led her people in revolt against Roman governance.
ODNB
EB
Wikipedia
 
Brian Briset
Father of Ralph Briset. Grandfather of Jordan Briset.
 
Bridget Billingsley (née Draper)  
Bridget Digges
Wife of Leonard Digges. Mother of Thomas Digges. Daughter of Thomas Wilford.
 
Brihthelm (d. between 957 and 959)
Bishop of London 951-959.
Wikipedia
 
Burchard of Würzburg (d. 753)
Bishop of Würzburg 741–754. Secretary of King Offa.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Burgred of Mercia
King of Mercia 852-874.
Wikipedia
 
Cadar
Archbishop of London.
Wikipedia
 
Caleb Willis
Lecturer of rhetoric.
 
Captain Pod
Well-known exhibitor of puppet shows. Alluded to in John Day and Henry Chettle’s The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green.
 
Carvilius
One of four kings of Kent during Julius Caesar’s second expedition to Britain. Ally of Cassivellaunus.
Wikipedia
 
Cassius Dio
Roman statesman and historian.
Wikipedia
 
Cassivellaunus
King of the Catuvellauni. Appears in Geoffrey of Monouth’s History of the Kings of Britain.
ODNB
OR
Wikipedia
 
Casway (fl. in or after 1552)
Gardener.
 
Catherine Howard
Queen of England 1540-1541. Fifth wife of King Henry VIII. Executed on grounds of treason.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Catherine of Aragon (b. 16 December 1485, d. 7 January 1536)
Queen of England 1509-1533. First wife of King Henry VIII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Catherine of Valois (b. 27 October 1401, d. 3 January 1437)
Queen of England 1420-1422. Wife of King Henry V. Mother of King Henry VI. Grandmother of King Henry VII through her secret marriage to Owen Tudor.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Catherine Parr (b. 1512, d. 5 September 1598)
Queen of England and Ireland 1543-1547. Sixth wife of King Henry VIII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cato the Elder (b. 234 BCE, d. 149 BCE)
Roman senator and historian. First person to write history in Latin. Great-grandfather of Cato the Younger, who opposed Julius Caesar.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Cato the Younger (b. 95 BCE, d. 46 BCE)
Roman senator and historian. Great-grandson of Cato the Elder. Opposed Julius Caesar.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Cecilie Franke  
Cecily Bowes (née Eliott) Wikipedia
 
Cecily Neville (b. 1425, d. 1450)
Duchess of Warwick.
Wikipedia
 
Cedd (b. 620, d. 26 November 664)
Bishop of the East Saxons 654-664.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cenwalh of Wessex (d. 672)
King of Wessex 642–645 and 648–672.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Ceolberht (d. between 845 and 869)
Bishop of London 815-859.
Wikipedia
 
Charles Blount
Lord Montjoy. Buried at St. Mary Aldermary.
 
Charles Booth (d. 1535)
Bishop of Hereford 1516–1535.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Charles Brandon (b. 1484, d. 1545)
First Duke of Suffolk. Husband of Mary Tudor. Helped build the Suffolk House during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Wikipedia
ODNB
EB
 
Charles Darcy  
Charles Howard (b. 1536, d. 14 December 1624)
Second Baron Howard of Effingham and First Earl of Nottingham. Commander of the English fleet in opposition to the Spanish Armada.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Charles I (b. 1600, d. 1649)
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1625-1649.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Charles I of Anjou (b. 1226, d. 7 January 1285)
King of Sicily 1266–1285. Proclaimed King of Albania 1272–1285. Purchased a claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1277.
Wikipedia
 
Charles II (b. 1630, d. 1685)
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1660-1665.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Charles II of Navarre (b. 1332, d. 1387)
King of Navarre 1349-1387.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Charles IV of Bohemia (b. 14 May 1316, d. 29 November 1378)
King of Bohemia and the Romans 1346–1378. Holy Roman Emperor 1355–1378. Father of Wenceslaus IV and Anne of Bohemia.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Charles Stuart (b. 1555, d. 1576)
First Earl of Lennox. Son of Margaret Douglas.
Wikipedia
 
Charles V (b. 1500, d. 1558)
Holy Roman Emperor 1519-1556. King of Germany 1519-1556. King of Italy 1530-1556. King of Spain 1516-1556.
OR
Wikipedia
 
Charles VI of France (b. 3 December 1368, d. 21 October 1422)
King of France 1380-1422. Father of Catherine of Valois.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Charles VIII of France (b. 30 June 1470, d. 7 April 1498)
King of France 1483-1498.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Christian IV of Denmark (b. 12 April 1577, d. 28 February 1648)
King of Denmark and Norway 1588-1648. Son of Frederick II and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Brother of Anne of Denmark, Elizabeth of Denmark, and Ulric of Denmark.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Christian Robinson (née Anderson) (d. 24 April 1592)
Wife of John Robinson. Daughter of Thomas Anderson.
 
Christian Towerson  
Christine Barantyn (b. in or before 1415, d. 1427)
Wife of Drugo Barantyn. Buried at St. John Zachary.
 
Christopher Arnold (b. 1627, d. 1686)
Professor of history, rhetoric, and poetry at the University of Altdorf.
 
Christopher Ayer
Merchant and leather-seller. Benefactor of the parish of St. Stephen, Coleman Street.
 
Christopher Bales
Catholic priest and martyr.
Wikipedia
 
Christopher Banaster
One-time owner of Pike Gardens. Father of John Banaster.
 
Christopher Beeston (b. between 1579 and 1580, d. 1638)
Actor and theatre entrepreneur. Founder of the Cockpit Theatre.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Christopher Carleill (b. 1551, d. 1593)
Soldier and naval commander. Son-in-law of Sir George Barne.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Christopher Eliot (fl. 1491-1505)
Member of the Goldsmithsʼ Company. Warden of London Bridge. Buried at St. John Zachary.
BHO
 
Christopher Feliocke  
Christopher Hawes
Sheriff of London 1503-1504. Member of the Mercers’ Company.
MASL
 
Christopher Hobbs
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Christopher Holt  
Christopher Jennie
Sergeant at Arms. Appointed in 1531.
 
Christopher Litcot
Esquire. Father of Dame Dorothy Edmonds.
 
Christopher Marlowe (bap. 1564, d. 1593)
Playwright and poet.
EB
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Christopher Pack
Apprentice of John Kendrick. Mentioned in the will of John Kendrick.
 
Christopher Rawson (d. 2 August 1518)
 
Christopher Southaws
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Christopher Tolderney  
Christopher Tolderney  
Christopher Turner
Surgeon to King Henry VIII. Monument at St. Mildred, Bread Street.
 
Christopher Warter
Sheriff of London 1451-1452. Member of the Skinners’ Company.
MASL
 
Christopher Wase
Member of the Goldsmithsʼ Company. Husband of Anne Wase. Buried at St. Foster.
 
Christopher Web
Husband of Elizabeth Web.
 
Christopher Woodroffe  
Christopher Wren (b. 1632, d. 1723)
Architect, mathematician, and astronomer.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Christopheri Bumsted
Father of Susanna Deane.
 
Cicero (b. 106 BCE, d. 43 BCE)
Roman philosopher, politician, and lawyer.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Cingetorix
One of four kings of Kent during Julius Caesar’s second expedition to Britain. Ally of Cassivellaunus.
Wikipedia
 
Ciran
Butler of King Lucius. Aided in building St. Peter upon Cornhill.
 
Claes van Visscher
Cartographer. Drew a map of London in 1616.
 
Claude de Jonghe (b. 1605, d. 1663)
Dutch painter.
Wikipedia
 
Claudian
Roman poet.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Claudius
Emperor of the Roman Empire 41-54.
EB
OR
Wikipedia
 
Claudius Ptolemy (b. 100, d. 170)
Greco-Egyptian writer, mathematician, astronomer, and poet from Alexandria.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Clemens Langley (née Whitton)
Wife of Richard Langley. Daughter of Thomas Whitton and Joane Whitton. Buried at St. Martin Outwich.
 
Clement de Jonghe (b. 1624, d. 1677)
Dutch printer and map dealer.
BM
 
Cleostratus
Greek astronomer.
Wikipedia
 
Cnut the Great (d. 1035)
King of England, Denmark, and Norway 1016–1035.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Coenwalh (d. between 793 and 796)
Bishop of London 789-796.
Wikipedia
 
Commius
King of the Atrebates. Ally of Julius Caesar.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Conan
Archbishop of London.
Wikipedia
 
Conrad Gessner (b. 1516, d. 1565)
Swiss naturalist and zoologist. Author of the five-volume Historiae animalium, now considered a landmark text of modern zoology.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Conrad Gessner
Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, and philologist.
Wikipedia
 
Constance Knolles  
Constance of Castile (b. 1354, d. in or before 24 March 1394)
Duchess of Lancaster. Wife of John of Gaunt. Daughter of Peter of Castile.
Wikipedia
 
Constance Taylor (née Wooddeson)  
Constantine fitz-Aelulfe
Sheriff of London 1197-1198. Hanged in 1222.
MASL
 
Constantine fitz-Alulf
Sheriff of London 1212-1213. Possibly the son of Constantine fitz-Alulf.
MASL
 
Constantine I
Emperor of the Roman Empire 306–337. First Roman emperor to profess Christianity.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Constus
Governor of Alexandria 286–305. Father of St. Catherine of Alexandria.
 
Cornelis Danckerts I
Dutch engraver and publisher.
British Museum
 
Cornelius Fish
Chamberlain of London 1603-1626.
 
Cornelius Van Dun
Yeoman of the Guard. Monument at Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey
 
Culpepper (b. 1514, d. 1541)
Courtier. Close friend of King Henry VIII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cunobeline (d. 40)
King of Britain 10-40.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cuthbert (b. 635, d. 687)
Bishop of Lindisfarne 685–687.
 
Cuthbert Burbage (b. between 1564 and 1565, d. 1636)
Actor. Son of James Burbage. Brother of Richard Burbage.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cuthbert Tunstall (b. 1474, d. 1559)
Bishop of London 1522-1530. Bishop of Durham 1530–1552 and 1553-1558. Lord Privy Seal 1523–1530.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Cyriacus Kale
Prominent Hanseatic merchant. Resident of the Steelyard. Painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.
 
Cyrus the Great
King of Persia 559–530 BC. King of Media 550–530 BC. King of Lydia 547–530 BC. King of Babylon 539–530 BC.
Wikipedia
 
Dabridge Court
Father of Lady Johane Tokyne.
 
Dame Agnes Bardolf (d. 1403)
 
Dame Agnes Clifford  
Dame Agnes Danvars  
Dame Agnes Forster (d. 1484)
Prison reformer. Wife of Stephen Forster.
 
Dame Alice Isham  
Dame Alice Pierce
Concubine of King Edward III.
 
Dame Alice Ramsey (née Lea)
Wife of Sir Thomas Ramsey. Daughter of Bevis Lea.
 
Dame Alice Steward  
Dame Alice Turke
Wife of Robert Turke. Buried at Holy Trinity Priory.
 
Dame Anne Awnsham  
Dame Anne Lodge  
Dame Anne Pakington (fl. 1530-63)
Wife of Sir John Pakington. Buried at St. Botolph, Aldersgate. See related ODNB entry for Sir John Pakington.
 
Dame Anne Radcliffe (d. 1585)
 
Dame Barbara Stone  
Dame Beatrix Narbrough
Wife of William Narbrough. Buried at Crossed Friars.
 
Dame Bridget Trussel
Wife of Sir William Trussell. Buried at Bermondsey.
 
Dame Bridgit
Wife of Humphrey Style. Mother of Nicholas Style.
 
Dame Christian Morris  
Dame Christian Warren  
Dame Daniel  
Dame Dorothy Edmonds (née Litcot)  
Dame Eleanor Mortimer  
Dame Elizabeth Arundell
Wife of Sir Edward Arundell. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Elizabeth Bowes
Wife of Sir William Bowes. Buried at Bermondsey.
 
Dame Elizabeth Huberthorn  
Dame Elizabeth Hynde  
Dame Elizabeth Martyn  
Dame Elizabeth Mellington (née Botelar)
Wife of Sir Thomas Mellington. Daughter of William Botelar. Buried at Crossed Friars.
 
Dame Elizabeth Narborough
Wife of William Narborough. Buried at Crossed Friars.
 
Dame Elizabeth Salvage (fl. 1539)
Abbess of the Abbey of St. Clare.
 
Dame Elizabeth Yarford  
Dame Grisilde Tewke  
Dame Ide de Ferrers  
Dame Ide West
Wife of Sir Thomas West. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Isabel Heningham
Wife of John Heningham. Buried at Holy Trinity Priory.
 
Dame Isabell Edward
Wife of William Edward. Buried at Crossed Friars.
 
Dame Isabell Spencer
Daughter of Sir Hugh Spencer. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Isabella (b. 1195, d. 1253)
Countess of Norfolk. Buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
Wikipedia
 
Dame Jahu Strange
Daughter of Thomas Strange. Buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
 
Dame Jane Sayne
Daughter of Sir John Lee. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Jane Smith  
Dame Joan Astley (fl. 1445-46)
Nurse of King Henry VI.
 
Dame Joan Beaufort (b. 1379, d. 1440)
Countess of Westmorland. Daughter of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. Buried at Nunnery of St. Mary Clerkenwell.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Dame Joan Daubeney
Wife of Sir William Daubeny. Buried at Austin Friars.
ODNB
 
Dame Joan de Beauchamp (b. 1396, d. 1430)
Countess of Ormond.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Dame Joan Norris
Lady of Bedford. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Joan Peach
Wife of William Peach. Buried at St. Nicholas Acon.
 
Dame Joan Ratcliffe  
Dame Joan Warren  
Dame Joan Whittington  
Dame Joane Amcotts  
Dame Joane Borough
Buried at the London Charterhouse.
 
Dame Joane de Berkeley
Wife of William de Berkeley. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Joane de Greystoke
Baroness of Greystoke. Buried at Nunnery of St. Mary Clerkenwell.
 
Dame Joanne Milborne
Wife of Sir John Milborne. Buried at St. Edmund.
 
Dame Joanne Tesle (d. 1486)
 
Dame Joanne Zouch (d. 1439)
Wife of Sir John Zouch. Buried at All Hallows Barking.
 
Dame Johan Carne
Daughter of Sir John Carne. Buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
 
Dame Johan Saye
Wife of Sir Thomas Saye. Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Dame Julian Lacy
Wife of Sir Richard Lacy. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Katharine  
Dame Katharine Gresham
Wife of John Gresham.
 
Dame Katharine Hawkins  
Dame Katherine Bailey  
Dame Katherine Terrell
Wife of Sir John Terrell. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Katherine Vaux
Mother of Nicholas Vaux. Buried at Blackfriars Monastery.
 
Dame Lucy Knowles
Countess of Kent. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Margaret Barkely (née Chevie)
Wife of John Barkely. Daughter of Sir Raph Chevie. Buried at Holy Trinity Priory.
 
Dame Margaret Blancke  
Dame Margaret Gristles
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Dame Margaret Hawkins  
Dame Margaret Jenyns
Wife of Stephen Jenyns.
 
Dame Margaret Lenthaine
Wife of Sir John Lenthaine. Buried at the London Charterhouse.
 
Dame Margaret Milborne
Wife of Sir John Milborne. Buried at St. Edmund.
 
Dame Margaret of Glamorgan  
Dame Margaret Osborne  
Dame Margaret Pope
Wife of Thomas Pope.
 
Dame Margaret Rade (d. 1510)
Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Margaret West
Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Dame Margery Twyford (d. in or after 1390)
Wife of Sir Nicholas Twyford and Drugo Barantyn. Buried at St. John Zachary. See related ODNB entry for Sir Nicholas Twyford.
 
Dame Mary Gresham
Wife of John Gresham.
 
Dame Mary Ramsey (née Dale)
Wife of Sir Thomas Ramsey. Daughter of William Dale.
 
Dame Mary S. Maure  
Dame Mary Senelare
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Dame Maud Peach
Wife of Sir John Peach. Monument at St. Saviour, Southwark.
 
Dame Molde Fitzwarren
Wife of Hugh Fitzwarren.
 
Dame Thomason
Wife of Sir John Percival. Donated funds to Holborn Conduit.
 
Daniel Balgay (d. 20 December 1608)
Member of the Mercers’ Company.
 
Daniel Harby
Son of John Harby and Anne Harby. Brother of Richard Harby.
 
Daniel Rawlinson (d. 11 July 1679)
Member of the Vintners’ Company. Owner of Mitre Tavern.
 
Daniël Mijtens the Elder (b. 1590, d. 1647)
Dutch portrait painter and artist.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Darby Morgan
Landowner.
 
David ap Williams
Welsh bard.
 
David Die
Welsh bard.
 
David II of Scotland
King of Scotland 1329-1371.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
David Jones
Churchwarden at St. Giles, Cripplegate.
 
David Lindsay
First Earl of Crawford. Won a jousting contest against Lord Welles that took place on London Bridge.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
David Smith (d. 10 August 1587)
Embroiderer. Husband of Katherine Smith. Buried at St. Benet, Paul’s Wharfe.
 
David Woodroffe
Sheriff of London 1554-1555. Member of the Haberdashers’ Company. Father of Sir Nicholas Woodroffe. Buried at St. Andrew Undershaft.
MASL
 
Davie Vaughan
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Decimus Laberius
Roman knight and writer of mimes.
Wikipedia
 
Dedwin
Archbishop of London.
Wikipedia
 
Deorwulf
Bishop of London 853–883. John Stow mistakenly calls him Caulse.
 
Derich Born (b. 1510, d. 1549)
Prominent Hanseatic merchant. Resident of the Steelyard. Painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.
 
Derick Berck
Prominent Hanseatic merchant. Resident of the Steelyard. Painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.
 
Desiderius Erasmus (b. 1467, d. 1536)
Humanist scholar.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Dicaearchus
Greek philosopher, cartographer, geographer, mathematician, and author. Student of Aristotle.
Wikipedia
 
Diego Sarmiento de Acuña (b. 1 November 1567, d. 2 October 1626)
Conde de Gondomar and Spanish ambassador.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Diocletian
Emperor of the Roman Empire 284-305.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Dirk Tybis
Prominent Hanseatic merchant. Resident of the Steelyard. Painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.
 
Doctor Chadwell
Physician. Buried at St. Benet, Paul’s Wharfe.
 
Domitian
Emperor of the Roman Empire 81-96.
EB
Wikipedia
 
Donald Lupton (d. 1676)
Clergyman and writer.
ODNB
 
Dorothie Dantrey (née Stoneley)
Wife of William Dantrey. Daughter of Joane Branche and Richard Stoneley. Sister of Anne Higham.
 
Dorothie Franke  
Dorothie Long (née Clarke) (d. 1618)
Wife of Henry Long. Mother of Elizabeth Long. Daughter of Nicholas Clarke. See related Wikipedia entry for Henry Long.
 
Dorothy Halye (d. 20 September 1601)
From Ipswich in Suffolk. Wife of Robert Halye. Mother of Mary Wymer. Buried at St. Nicholas Cole Abbey.
 
Dorothy Simons
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Dorothy Weld
Daughter of John Weld and Dorothy Weld.
 
Dorothy Weld (née Greswolde)
Wife of John Weld. Mother of John Weld, Elizabeth Weld, Joane Weld, and Dorothy Weld. Daughter of Roger Greswolde.
 
Dr. Alexander Burnett (d. 25 August 1665)
Doctor who attended Samuel Pepys. Resident of Fenchurch Street.
 
Dr. Allen
Doctor. Donated funds to the steeple of St. Mary-Le-Bow that was finished in 1512.
 
Dr. Ashbold
Doctor and Parson.
 
Dr. Jones
Doctor.
 
Dr. Layton
Doctor.
 
Dr. Miles Dicar
Doctor in St. Brides.
 
Dr. Page
Preacher.
 
Dr. Pendleton
Preacher.
 
Dr. Richard Yaxley
Physician to King Henry VIII. Buried at St. Michael, Cornhill.
 
Dr. Taylor
Doctor.
 
Dr. Thomas White  
Dr. Wendie
Doctor.
 
Dr. William Chichele
Archdeacon of Canterbury. Cousin of Henry Chichele, William Chichele, and Sir Robert Chichele.
 
Drugo Barantyn (b. 1350, d. 1415)
Sheriff of London 1393-1394. Mayor 1398-1399 and 1408-1409. Member of the Goldsmiths’ Company. Husband of Dame Margery Twyford and Christine Barantyn. Buried at St. John Zachary.
MASL
ODNB
 
Drugo Drureius  
Dudley Carleton (b. 10 March 1574, d. 15 February 1632)
First Viscount Dorchester. Secretary of State.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Dudley Digges  
Dunstan
Bishop of Worcester 957–959. Bishop of London 958–959. Archbishop of Canterbury 959–988.
Wikipedia
 
E. Grouch
Churchwarden.
 
E. W. Wadeson
Owner of the The Survey of London (1618), University of Victoria copy.
 
Eadbald (d. between 796 and 798)
Bishop of London 793-798.
Wikipedia
 
Eadberht (d. between 787 and 789)
Bishop of London 772-789.
Wikipedia
 
Eadgar of London (d. between 789 and 793)
Bishop of London 787-793.
Wikipedia
 
Eadred (b. 923, d. 23 November 955)
King of the English 946-955.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Earconwald (d. 693)
Bishop of London 675–693.
ODNB
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Earconwald (d. 693)
Bishop of London 675–693.
ODNB
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Ecgbert of Wessex (b. between 769 and 771, d. 839)
King of Wessex 802–839. Reported to have changed the country’s name from Loegria to Angellandt (from which we now get England).
ODNB
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Ecgwulf (d. between 766 and 772)
Bishop of London 745-772.
Wikipedia
 
Edgar (fl. 996)
Bishop of London according to John Stow.
 
Edgar the Peaceful (b. between 943 and 944, d. 975)
King of England 959-975.
EB
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Edith of Wessex
Queen of England 1045-1066. Wife of Edward the Confessor.
ODNB
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Edmond Astley  
Edmond Baxter
Father of Anne Parnell.
 
Edmond Burlac (d. 1583)
Member of the Mercers’ Company. Buried at St. Olave, Old Jewry.
 
Edmond Harbeke  
Edmond Harlocke (d. 1509)
 
Edmond Hemenhall
Sheriff of London 1345-1346. Possible member of the Mercers’ Company.
MASL
 
Edmond Hill
Member of the Drapers’ Company.
 
Edmond Hogan
Member of the Mercers’ Company. Husband of Elizabeth Hogan.
 
Edmond Holland
Son of Thomas Holland and Joan of Kent. Buried at Austin Friars.
 
Edmond Hungerford
Father of Walter Hungerford.
 
Edmond Knightley
Sergeant at Arms. Appointed in 1531.
 
Edmond Rotheley
Gentleman. Buried at Christ’s Church.
 
Edmond Shey
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Edmond Water  
Edmund Alison
Priest and librarian at Chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, Guildhall.
 
Edmund Bonner (b. 1500, d. 5 September 1569)
Bishop of London 1539-1549 and 1553-1559.
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Edmund Chapman
Crafter of church furniture at St. James Garlickhithe.
 
Edmund Crepin
Sold the Merchant Taylors’ Hall to its guild.
 
Edmund Crouchback (b. 16 January 1245, d. 5 June 1296)
First Earl of Lancaster and First Earl of Leicester. Son of King Henry III and Eleanor of Provence.
EB
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Edmund Dudley (b. 1462, d. 1510)
Administrator and financial agent of King Henry VII.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Edmund fitz-Gerard
Sheriff of London 1205-1206.
MASL
 
Edmund Gayton
Member of the Cordwainers’ Company.
 
Edmund Grey (b. 1416, d. 1490)
First Earl of Kent.
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Edmund Grindal (b. 1516, d. 1583)
Bishop of London 1559–1570. Archbishop of York 1570–1576. Archbishop of Canterbury 1576–1583.
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Edmund Herenden  
Edmund Howe (fl. 1602-31)
Chronicler.
 
Edmund Ironside (b. 993, d. 1016)
King of England 1016.
EB
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Edmund Mortimer (b. 1 February 1352, d. 27 December 1381)
Third Earl of March. Husband of Philippa of Clarence.
ODNB
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Edmund of Hadenham
Monk of Rochester.
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Edmund of Langley (b. 1341, d. 1402)
First Duke of York and Earl of Cambridge.
ODNB
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Edmund of York (b. 17 May 1443, d. 30 December 1460)
Earl of Rutland. Son of Richard of York. Died at age seventeen in the Battle of Wakefield during the Wars of the Roses.
Wikipedia
 
Edmund Oldhall
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Edmund Rich (b. 1174, d. 1240)
Archbishop of Canterbury 1233–1240.
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Edmund Rivals
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Edmund Shakespeare (b. 1580, d. 31 December 1607)
Actor. Brother of William Shakespeare. Buried at St. Saviour, Southwark.
Wikipedia
 
Edmund Spenser
Poet and administrator of Ireland. Author of The Faerie Queen.
Wikipedia
 
Edmund the Martyr (d. 869)
King of East Anglia 855-869.
ODNB
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Edmund Tilney (b. between 1535 and 1536, d. 1610)
Courtier.
 
Edmund Trindel
Godparent to John Stow alongside Robert Smith and Margaret Dickson. Buried at St. Michael, Cornhill.
BHO
 
Edmund Wartar
Esquire. Buried at All Hallows Staining.
 
Edmund Welsh
Victim of the Fatal Vespers, a 1623 disaster in Blackfriars where the upper floor of a house collapsed under the weight of those attending a religious service led by Robert Drury and William Redyate.
 
Edward Abbot  
Edward Allde (b. between 1555 and 1563, d. 1627)
Printer and bookseller.
ODNB
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Edward Alleyn (b. 1566, d. 1626)
Actor with the Admiral’s Men.
ODNB
Wikipedia
 
Edward Altham
Sheriff of London 1531-1532. Member of the Clothworkers’ Company.
MASL
 
Edward Ansell
Landowner. Member of the Carpenters’ Company.
 
Edward Arden (b. 1533, d. 1583)
Catholic executed for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I.
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Edward Bankes
Sheriff of London 1563-1564. Member of the Haberdashers’ Company. Buried at St. Mary-Le-Bow.
MASL
 
Edward Beastby  
Edward Blount (b. 1464, d. 1475)
Second Baron Mountjoy. Buried at Christ’s Church.
Wikipedia
 
Edward Blount
Son of of Walter Blount. Brother of William Blount.
 
Edward Brerewood
Scholar, antiquary, mathematician, logician, and professor of astronomy.
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Edward Bromflit (d. 1460)
Esquire of Warwickshire. Buried at St. Michael Bassishaw.
 
Edward Burnell
Classical scholar. Son of Lord Burnell. Buried at Christ’s Church.
ODNB
 
Edward Catcher
Member of the Pewterersʼ Company. Buried at St. Peter le Poor.
 
Edward Cook
Owner of Oxford Place.
 
Edward Deoly  
Edward Eldsmere
Buried at Whitefriars Church.
 
Edward Elrington (b. 1496, d. 1552)
Earl of Southampton. Chief butler of King Edward VI. Buried at St. Peter upon Cornhill.
HPO
 
Edward Franke  
Edward Gower  
Edward Grey
First Viscount Lisle.
Wikipedia
 
Edward Hall
Lawyer and historian. Not to be confused with Edward Hall or Edward Hall.
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Edward Hall
Father of Berseba Taylor. Not to be confused with Edward Hall or Edward Hall.
 
Edward Hall
Gentleman of Grayʼs Inn. Buried at Christ’s Church. Not to be confused with Edward Hall or Edward Hall.
 
Edward Herenden  
Edward Heywarde
Buried at St. George.
 
Edward Hide  
Edward Higges
Homeowner. Possible member of the Saddlers’ Company.
 
Edward Holmedon
Sheriff of London 1597-1598. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Edward Hupcornehill
Member of the Knighten Guild.
Wikipedia
 
Edward I (b. between 17 June 1239 and 18 June 1239, d. in or before 27 October 1307)
King of England 1272-1307.
EB
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Edward II (b. 25 April 1284, d. 1327)
King of England 1307-1327.
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Edward III (b. 12 November 1312, d. 21 June 1377)
King of England 1327-1377.
EB
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Edward IV (b. 28 April 1442, d. 9 April 1483)
King of England 1461-1470 and 1471-1483.
EB
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Edward Jakman
Sheriff of London 1564-1565. Member of the Grocers’ Company.
MASL
 
Edward Kirkham
Financed the building of Whitefriars.
 
Edward le Blund
Sheriff of London 1264-1265. Member of the Drapers’ Company.
MASL
 
Edward Lloyd (b. 1648, d. 1713)
Coffee-house keeper, publisher, and eponymist of Lloyd’s Insurance.
ODNB
 
Edward Merwine
Sergeant at Arms. Appointed in 1531.
 
Edward Middleton  
Edward Montagu
First Earl of Sandwich. Naval officer.
Wikipedia
 
Edward of Norwich (b. 1373, d. 1415)
Second Duke of York. Grandson of King Edward III.
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Edward of Norwich
Second Duke of York. Son of Edmund of Langley. Grandson of King Edward III.
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Edward of Woodstock (b. 1330, d. 1376)
Prince of Wales and Aquitaine. Father of King Richard II. Son of King Edward III.
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Edward Oliff  
Edward Philips
Parish lecturer.
 
Edward Pilsworth
Executor of Sir Rowland Heyward.
 
Edward Plummer  
Edward Poynings (b. 1459, d. 1521)
Soldier, diplomat, and administrator.
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Edward Sanders
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Edward Scales (d. 1521)
Merchant. Buried at St. Dunstan in the East.
 
Edward Seymour (b. 1500, d. 1552)
Duke of Somerset.
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Edward Sharpham
Amateur playwright.
 
Edward Sikling
Churchwarden at St. Giles, Cripplegate.
 
Edward Somerset (b. 1550, d. 3 March 1628)
Fourth Earl of Worchester. Nobleman and courtier.
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Edward Stafford (b. 1478, d. 1521)
Third Duke of Buckingham. Buried at Austin Friars.
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Edward Stanhop
Knight.
 
Edward Stanley
Third Earl of Derby. Knight of the Garter. Ward of Thomas Wolsey.
ODNB
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Edward Stephan
Parson.
 
Edward the Confessor (b. between 1003 and 1005, d. between 4 January 1066 and 5 January 1066)
King of England 1042-1066.
EB
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Edward the Elder
King of the Anglo-Saxons