Friars
   The friars had several houses in London, and the five orders were all represented there, viz. the Dominicans or Blackfriars ; the Franciscans or Greyfriars ; the Friars of the Holy Cross, Crossed or Crutched Friars ; the Augustinian, or Austin Friars, and the Carmelite or Whitefriars.
   The dates of the establishment of their houses in London were as follows : Dominicans or Blackfriars, 1221 ; Franciscans or Greyfriars, 1223-4 ; Carmelite or Whitefriars, 1241 ; Augustinian or Austin Friars, 1253 ; Crossed or Crutched Friars, 1298.
   Frequent bequests were made to the friars by the citizens of London in their wills, sometimes to a particular order, sometimes to the five orders, sometimes to the four orders of Friars in London.
   In 1539 it was anticipated that the Friars churches would be converted into parish churches (L. and P.H. VIII. XIV. (1), p. 61).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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