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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1782. Excerpt: ... During the dreadful storm of wind which happened January A. D. 1734. 8, 1734, a terrible fire broke out within this precinct, which 8 Geo-iL destroyed thirty houses. Adjoining to the church on the north side there was a mag-A. D. 1751. nificent timber building of great antiquity. This was the 35 eo' master's lodge; but the destroying hand of time having reduced it to a ruinous condition, another was built for him upon the same spot in the year 1751. The old houses of the brothers and the ancient cloisters A. D. 1756. (views of which are given in plates II and III, ) were likewise 3 taken down and rebuilt in the year 1756. The number of seafaring men of all nations and religions A. D. 1780. who with their families live in this precinct is almost incredible. It is however extremely remarkable that no riot or breach of the public tranquillity is known to have happened here during the present century untill the unfortunate month of June 1780, when William Macdonald a soldier with one arm, and two women named Mary Roberts and Charlotte Gardner, the former a white the other a black woman, crying " Down with Popery!" headed a numerous mob; who attacked and destroyed the dwelling-house of John Lebarty, a publican in St. Katharine's Lane, and threw his goods out of the window, which they afterwards burnt, the mob during that time crying out " Well done, soldier, though you are lame V The inflamed populace were afterwards proceeding to demolish the beautiful collegiate church of St. Katharine then newly repaired, on pretence, as the women told them, that it had been built in the times of Popery, and would certainly have carried their threats into execution had they not been happily prevented by the exertion of the gentlemen of the London association. For these facts...
  • ISBN13: 9781235694356
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00054
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20120204

Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica. No V. Containing the History of the Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of St. Katharine, Near the Tower of Lond

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