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Old and new London - a narrative of its history, its people, and its places (1873) (14597808919)

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Old and new London - a narrative of its history, its people, and its places (1873) (14597808919)

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Title: Old and new London : a narrative of its history, its people, and its places
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Thornbury, Walter, 1828-1876
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Publisher: London : Cassell, Petter, & Galpin
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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pain. Lord Burleigh spentmost of his days between this house and hiscountry residence at Theobalds, in Hertfordshire.At his house in London, we learn from theDesiderata Curiosa,he kept ordinarily in house-hold fourscore persons besides .... Euch asattended him at court. The charge of his house-keeping in London amounted to thirty pounds aweek, a very large sum indeed in those days, Northern Tributaries.) BENEFACTIONS OF LORD BURLEIGH. 5 and the whole sum yearly ^1,560, and this inIlls absence; and in term time, or when his lord-ship lay at London, his charges increased ten ortwelve pounds more. Besides keeping thesehouses he bought great quantities of corn in timesof dearth, to furnish markets about his house at Savoy, twenty suits of apparel: so as his certainalms, besides extraordinaries, was cast up to bej£S°° yearly, one year with another. Lord Burleigh died here in 1598. The houseafterwards passed into the hands of his son Thomas,who, being created Earl of Exeter, gave it that
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TLRNERS House MAIDEN LANE. (Froiii ail Ori^i^iiuil SLii/i.) under prices, to pull down the price so as to re-lieve the poor. He also gave, for the releasing ofprisoners in many of his latter years, thirty and evenfotty pounds in a term. And for twenty yearstogether he gave yearly in beef, bread, and moneyat Christmas to the poor of Westminster, St,Martins, St. Clements, and Theobalds, thirty-five,and sometimes forty pounds per annum. He alsogave yearly to twenty poor men lodging at the name, which it retained almost to our own days.After the Fire of London it was occupied for somefew years by the members of Doctors Commons,and the various courts of the Arches, the Admiralty,&c., were carried on here. At last, being desertedby the family, it was divided, the lower part beingturned into shops of various descriptions, while theupper part, containing a menagerie of wild beastsand reptiles, became known as Exeter Change. Ii6 OLD AND NEW LONDON. (The Strand: Exeter Change, when it arose

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