The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
This ward. like the preceding, derives its name from being situated contiguous to the ancient eastern gate of the city. It is bounded on the north and east by Portsoken ward; on the south by ward, and on the west by Langbourn, , and Bishopsgate wards. It is divided into precincts, lying chiefly in the parishes of St. Andrew ; St. James, Duke's-place; St. Catherine Coleman, and St. Catherine Cree, and is governed by an alderman and common councilmen.
In this ward are parish churches, viz.-St. Andrew ; St. James, Duke's-place; St. Catherine Coleman; St. Catherine Cree, or ; and also the parish of , united and annexed to the parish of St. Andrew .