(SW) Appertained from a very early period to the Abbey of Westminster, and is conjectured by Lysons to have been named after it. In the Conqueror's Survey, it is named Patricsey, which in the Saxon is Peter's water, or river; since written Battrichsey, or Battersey, and Battersea. Here, in a spacious mansion at the east end of the church, was born in 1678 the celebrated Lord Bolingbroke, and his house became the resort of Pope, Swift, Arbuthnot, Thomson, and other contemporary geniuses of England. The situation of the old estate is indicated by the names of Bolingbroke Gardens and Bolingbroke Terrace. (Reference: Timbs's London and Westminster, vol. II, pp. 196-9) Others give the derivation as Patric's Eye, or Isle.