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The fate of Crosby Hall was covered in great detail and on a regular basis in the pages of the City Press (which strongly opposed the proposed demolition on the grounds of the importance of the building to the history of the City of London): see the collection of newspaper cuttings made by John Bumpus in LMA /6. On Geddes's plans for Cited by: 1. Thus returned to some fraction of its former glory, Sir John Crosby's banqueting hall reopened in the summer of And there it then sat for the following sixteeen years, something of a sad and lonely spectacle (Fig. 14). Geddes had assumed that it would immediately become the . This book, the first in-depth exploration of Crosby's career, shows how the Opera reflected his passions for music and the arts. A Vision of Voices depicts the many sides of Crosby--a dreamer and tough-minded businessman, an artistic explorer and conservative programmer, and a competent conductor and sharp critic/5(7). Sir John Crosby was the son of a wealthy fishmonger who became a freeman of the Grocer’s Company in He traded in luxury textiles, especially silk, from his warehouse just off Poultry. But Crosby was not merely a super-rich merchant; he was a diplomat, politician, soldier and a fervent Yorkist who was knighted by Edward IV in
Between , the wealthy grocer John Crosby built Crosby Hall, described by John Stow, in his “Survay of London” of , as “very large and beautiful”, on Bishopsgate in the City of London. The Hall survived the Great Fire of John Stow in his Survey of London () described Crosby Hall as being "of stone and timber, very large and beautiful, and [when first built] the highest at that time in London".. In , Catherine of Aragon resided at Crosby Hall along with her retinue as she arrived in England to marry Prince Arthur, Henry VII's eldest son. At the time, Crosby Hall was owned by Sir Bartholomew Reade, Lord. Descendants of John Crosby Generation No. 1 1. JOHN1 CROSBY was born Abt. in Stillingfleet or Alne, Yorkshire, England, and died in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire, England. He married AGNES was born Abt. , and died Unknown. Children of JOHN CROSBY and AGNES UNKNOWN are: 2. In the Bonds sold Crosby Place to Sir John Spencer, who, according to Stow, "made great reparations, kept his mayoralty there, and since built a most large warehouse near thereunto," on the site of which now stands the Jewish Synagogue in Great St. Helens, designed by Mr. Davies, one of the "restorers" of Crosby Hall.
This section is from the "An Architectural And Historical Account Of Crosby Place, London" book, by Edward L. Blackburn. Also see Amazon: An Architectural And Historical Account Of Crosby Place, London. Memoir Of Sir John Crosby. Continued. This tomb is still to be seen: it is composed of freestone, and is the usual table monument of the time. Sir John Crosby was sheriff of London in , and Brass Crosby, lord mayor of London (), became president of Bethlehem Hospital in Early namebearers to settle in America were Symon Crosby, aged 26 yrs., his wife, Ann, aged 25 yrs., and son, Thomas, aged 8 weeks, who embarked from London on the ship "Susan and Ellin" bound for New. This hall was originally constructed in Bishopsgate as the great hall at the heart Crosby Place, the mansion of wealthy merchant and courtier Sir John Crosby. Built over the decade from to on land which had previously been part of St Helen’s Convent, the . Sir John Crosby (died ) was a London merchant and alderman, diplomat and Member of Parliament. A Yorkist during the Wars of the Roses, he was knighted for his service in resisting an attack on London in by Lancastrian forces under Thomas Fauconberg. Crosby Hall, the mansion he built at Bishopsgate, was later moved to Chelsea, where it still survives.