Murfyn's Alley
   Great messuage in parish of St. Gabriel Fanchurche in Fanchurche Street, which belonged to Halywell Nunnery, abutting on the common high street south, a garden belonging to the Fishmongers Society north and west, the house of one Gynkynsons east and a certain "le Alley" formerly called Mursyns Alley West, 34 H. VIII. 1542 (L. and P. H. VIII. Dom. S. XVII. p.643).
   Described as " Murfyns Alley " in 1543 (ib. XVIII. Pt. I, 127).
   It seems to occupy the site of the present " Pen Court " (q.v.).
   Probably named after the owner or builder.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • Fen Court —    North out of Fenchurch Street at No. 124 (P.O. Directory). In Langbourne Ward.    First mention: Strype, ed. 1720.    Probably named after St. Gabriel Fenchurch, as it extended along the east side of the churchyard.    Qy. formerly called… …   Dictionary of London

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