The Diary of Henry Machyn Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London (1550-1563). Originally published by Camden Society, London, 1848.
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1559 (July - Dec)
The furst day of July all the craftes of London send (fn. 1) owt a (blank) men of armes, as well be-sene as ever was when owt of London, boyth waffelers (fn. 2) in cott of velvet and cheynes, with gunes, mores-pykes, and halbardes, and flages, and in-to the duke of Suffoke('s) parke in Sowthwarke, and ther they mustered a-for my lord mayre; and ther was a howsse for bred and dryng, (fn. 3) to gyffe the sawgyars (fn. 4) to ett and drynke, and they then after thay lay and mustered in sant Gorges ffeld tyll x of the cloke. [The next morning they removed towards Greenwich to the court there, and thence into Greenwich park, where they tarried] tyll viij of the cloke, and then thay [marched] to the lawne, and ther thay mustered in harnes, [and the gunners] in shurttes of maylle, and at v of the cloke at nyght the Quen [came] in to the galere of the parke gatt, and the inbassadurs and lordes [and ladies, to a] grett nombur, and my lord marques, and my lord admerall, and my [lord Robert Dudley, and] dyvers mo lordes and knyghtes, and they rod to and fro [to view them, and] to sett the ij batelles in a-ray; and after cam trumpeters bluwing [on] boyth partes, and the drumes and fluttes; and iij ansettes (fn. 5) in evere bat[elle]; so thay marchyd forward, and so the gunes shott and the morespykes [en]contered to-gether with gratt larum, and after reculyd bake [again]; after the towne army lost ther pykes and ther gunes and bylle . . rely, and contenent (fn. 6) they wher sturyd with a-larum; and so evere man toke to ther weypons agayne; by and by the trumpetes and the drumes and gones playd, and shott, and so they whent to-gether as fast as they could. Al thys wyll the Quen('s) grace and the inbasadurs and the lordes and lades be-held the skymychsyng; (fn. 7) and after they reculyd bake agayn; and after master chamburlayn and dyvers of the commenars (fn. 8) and the wyffelers cam to the Quen, and ther the Quen('s) grace thankyd them hartely, and all the cette; (fn. 9) and contenent (fn. 10) ther was the grettest showtt that ever was hard, and hurlyng up of capes, (fn. 11) that her grace was so mere, (fn. 12) for ther was a-buyff (fn. 13) lyk M pepull besyd the men that mustered; and after ther was runyng at the tyltt, and after evere [man] home to London and odur plasses.
The iij day of July (the) Quene('s) grace toke her barge at Grenwyche unto Wolwyche to her nuw shype, and ther yt was namyd Elesabeth Jon[as,] and after here grace had a goodly bankett, and ther was grett shutyng (fn. 14) of gunes and castyng of fyre a-bowt mad (fn. 15) for plesur.
The vij day of July, was sant Thomas of Cantebere day, my good lord of Wynchastur doctur Whytt came owt of the Towre, with the leyftenantt ser Edward Warner, by vj in mornyng, and so to my lord keper of the brod selle, and from thens unto master Whyt, John, (fn. 16) altherman, and ther he lys.
[The x day of July was set up in Greenwich park a goodly] bankett[ing-house made with fir] powlles, and deckyd with byrche and all maner [of flowers] of the feld and gardennes, as roses, gelevors, (fn. 17) [lavender, marygolds,] and all maner of strowhyng erbes (fn. 18) and flowrs. [There were also] tentes for kechens and for all offesers agaynst [the morrow,] with wyne, alle, and bere.
The xj day of July ther was mad a plasse [for the queen's] pensyoners to rune with-owt (fn. 19) a tyltt with spayrers. (fn. 20) [There were three] chalengers, my lord of Urmon, (fn. 21) and ser John Paratt, and master [North], and ther wher (blank) deffenders boyth with spares (fn. 22) and sw[ords.] Abowt v of the cloke at after-non the Quen('s) grace [came,] and the inbassadurs, and dyver lordes and lades stode [over the] gatt for to se; and after thay rane one chassy[ng the other], and after the Quen('s) grace cam down in-to the parke [and] toke her horse, and rod up to the bankett howse, [with] the inbassadurs and the lordes and lades, and so to soper [and] a maske, and after a grett bankett, and after grett castyng [of fire] and shutyng of gunes tyll xij at nyght.
The xiij (fn. 23) day of July whent the frers blake in Smythfeld went a-way.
The abbott of Westmynster and the monkes was reprevyd. (fn. 24)
The xx day of July kyng Phelype was mared (fn. 25) unto the Frenche kyng('s) dowthur, and grett justes mad ther, and the Frenche kyng dyd just, and ther he had on of ys ees stryken owtt with a spyld (fn. 26) of a spayre, that he ded of the stroke, by one (blank).
The xviij day of July the vesetars (fn. 27) satt at the [bishop] of London palles.
The xvij day of July the Quen('s) grace removyd from Grenwyche of her prograsse unto Darford in Kent; so the next day removyd unto Cobham, my lord Cobham('s) plasse, and ther her grace had grett chere.
The xx day of July the good old the bysshope of D[urham (fn. 28) ] cam rydyng to London with iijxx hors, and so to Sowth[wark] unto master Dolman('s) howsse, a talowchandler, and ther he lys aganst the chene gatte. (fn. 29)
The sam day a mayd dwellyng in Colmanstrett dyd cutt her thrott a-pesse, (fn. 30) and after she lepyd in-to a welle and drownyd yr seyllff.
The xxv day of July, was sant James day, the warden of Wynchaster and odur docturs and prestes wher delevered owt of the towre, and masselsay, (fn. 31) and odur.
The sam nyght was the Mersers' super, and ther supyd my lord mare and my lord treysorer and dyvers of the consell and dyvers althermen, and ther was chossen the shreyff for the quen master Logee, (fn. 32) altherman and groser, for the yere to cume and nowe.
The xxvj day of July cam tydynges in-to London the yonge Frenche kyng has proclamyd ym-seyllff kyng of Skottland and England and Franse and (unfinished) . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the morow a grett dener . . . chylderyn of the hospetalle, and a-for and after . . . . . . unyalles, and ther was a goodly compene of . . . . .
The xxviij day of July cam home [sir Thomas Chamber] from Whytchyrche and be-syd Wynchaster at nyght [parson of the Trinity at] Quen-heyff, (fn. 33) and agaynst the Blake Bull [he met] a yonge man servand unto the woman that owr [parson] delt nowghtly (fn. 34) with ys masteres the Fryday a[forc, and the] sayd yonge man haskyd ym (fn. 35) why that he dyd or . . . . . so evyll, and so thay changyd a blow or ij, [and by] chanse ser Thomas Chambur hyt ym on . . with a botell that he browth (fn. 36) from Wy[nchester,] and the sam nyght the parsun was had to the [counter,] and ther lay fryday at nyght, saterday, so[nday, and] monday tyll iiij at after-none, and ther wher serten of the offesers of Brydwell feychyd [him] from the conter in Wodstrett, and so cared hym [to Bride] well a-for master Grafton, master Hakworth, and master Sy[monds, and] mony mo masturs of Brydwell, and ther was . . . and dyvers men of Trenete parryche and women; and he sayd that he wold not tare (fn. 37) longe, and desyred them to gett a-nodur prest to serff ys turne, for he wold nott tarre, for he wold gett a-nodur serves as sune as he cold gette, but or he whent h . .
The v day of August the Quen('s) grace removyd from Eltham unto Non-shyche, my lord of Arundell('s), and ther her grace had as gret cher evere (fn. 38) nyght, and bankettes; but the sonday at nyght my lord of Arundell('s) howse (fn. 39) mad her a grett bankett at ys cost, the wyche kyng Henry the viij byldyd, (fn. 40) as ever was sene, for soper, bankett, and maske, with drumes and flutes, and all the mysyke that cold be, tyll mydnyght; and as for chere has nott bene sene nor hard. [On monday] the Quen('s) grace stod at her standyng [in the further park,] and ther was corse (fn. 41) after; and at nyght the Quen . . . . and a play of the chylderyn of Powlles and ther master Se[bastian], master Phelypes, and master Haywod, and after a grett bankett as [ever was s[ene, with drumes and flutes, and the goodly banketts [of dishes] costely as ever was sene and gyldyd, tyll iij in mornyng; and ther was skallyng (fn. 42) of yonge lordes and knyghtes of the . . . . .
The sam day was browth (fn. 43) to the Towre Sthrangwys, the rover of the see, and serten odur.
The xiij day of August dyd pryche at Powlles crosse the bysshope of Harford, Skore. (fn. 46)
The xiiij day of August landyd at the Bryghowsse a iiijxx rovers and mareners that was taken with Strangwys, and send (fn. 47) unto the masselsay (fn. 48) and to the kynges bynche, and ther trumpeter, and as sone as thay cold make hast put on fetters on ther leges for ther offensys.
. . . . . . . . . . . pesse over chargyd at master Hyksun . . . . . and one of ys servand dyd fyre yt that was . . . and yt hytt brust in pesses, and on pesse yt . . . and smott on of ys leg a-way by the . . . smott a pesse of the calff of ys lege a-way . . . of the pesse fluw over Temes a-pon the . . and in dyvers plases.
The xv day of August the Quen('s) grace returned from Hamtun cowrte unto ( . . . ) my lord [admiral's] place; and ther her (fn. 49) had grett cher, for my lord [admiral] byldyd a goodly banketthowsse for her grace; [it was] gyldyd rychely and pentyd, for he kept a gret [many] of penters (fn. 50) a grett wylle in the contrey.
The xx day of August, was sonday, ther was sarmon at Powlles crosse; ys name was (blank); and ther was a menester dyd penans for the marehyng (fn. 51) of a sertenn cupulle that was mared a-fore tyme.
[The xxiiij day of August, the lord] mare and the althermen and the [sheriffs? w]her at the wrastelyng at Clarke-in-w[ell, and it was the] fayre day of thynges kept in Smyth-feld, [being] sant Bathellmuw (day), and the same day my lord [mayor] came home thrugh Chepe, and a-gaynst Yrmonger [lane] and a-gaynst sant Thomas of Acurs ij gret [bonfires] of rodes (fn. 56) and of Mares and Johns and odur emages, ther thay wher bornyd with gret wondur.
The xxvij day of August ther was a tentt sett up at Fynsbere for my lord mare and the enbassadurs and the masters the althermen, and mony commenars, and ther was the shutyng of the standard for the best gune, and dyvers odur dyd shut (fn. 57) for odur games, after the wyche was . . to be wrastelyng—Bathellmuw day and iij sondays after.
The sam tym afterward was bered in the body of the chyrche master Allen, nuw electyd bysshope of Rochaster, with a fuw clarkes syngyng, and ther dyd pryche for hym master Huntyngtun the prycher—the wyche he had a wyf and viij chylderyn.
The xx .. day of August ded at Non-shyche ser Thomas Carden knyght, devyser of all bankettes and bankett-howses, and the master of reyvelles (fn. 60) and serjant of the tenttes.
The tyme afor Bathellmuwtyd and after was all the rodes (fn. 61) and Mares (and) John, and mony odur of the chyrche gudes, (fn. 62) bowth (fn. 63) copes, crosses, sensors, (fn. 64) alter-clothes, rod clothes, bokes, (fn. 65) baners, bokes, and baner-stays, waynskott, with myche odur gayre, (fn. 66) abowt, London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [and the xxv day of August, at saint Botulph's] with-owt Bysshyope-gatt the rod, Mare and John [patron of that] chyrche, and bokes (fn. 67); and ther was a felow within the chyrche [wall] mad a sermon at the bornyng of the chyrche goodes . . . thruw in serten bokes in-to the fyre, and ther thay [took away the] crosse of wod that stod in the chyrche-yerde, of master . . . cost, a tawhear (fn. 68) of skynnes.
The v day of September was bered at [Bletchingley] ser Thomas Karden knyght, with a standard and . . . . of armes and a cot of armes, a helmet, targat, . . . . with the mantylls and crest, and a iij dosen of skochyons of armes, the wyche he had mony goodly offeses in . . . . .
The sam day at non (fn. 69) was shytt a thornderyng (fn. 70) [as] was never hard a-for the tyme, for with a clap at Alalowes in Bred strett yt kyld a water span[iel] at the chyrche syde, and fellyd a man on of the bedman (fn. 71) of the Salters, ys nam ys Hare (fn. 72) (blank), and sexten of the sam chyrche, and more-over yt crakyd the stepull a-boyfe the batelment all of stone, that sum of (it) fluw owtt in pesses, that mony pepull resortyd theder to se that marvels thrugh-owt London. I pray God help! Thys was done be(tween) xij and on (fn. 73) the v day of September. At myd-day at non at Tottenam-he (fn. 74) -crosse was ij . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The xvj day of September was (the) rod (fn. 75) and Mare and John and sant Mangnus bornyd at the corner of Fystreet, and other thynges.
[The v day of September was a frame set up for the French king deceased, in] Powlles qwyre, of ix storys, and [with a] valens of sarsenetes and blake fyne fryng, [and pensils, and] rond a-bowt the hers a pesse of welvett; [all the] viij pellers and all the quer hangyd with blake and [arms; and] the herse garnyshed with xxx dosen penselles and xv dosen [of arms].
The viij day of September at after-none [was] the obseque of Henry the Frenche kyng, the herse garnyshed with grett skochyons of armes bosted (fn. 76) with grett crownes, and all under ther fett (fn. 77) with blake, and a grett palle of cloth of gold, and ys helmett and mantyll of cloth of gold and cott armur, targett and sworde, and crest, and angy[d (fn. 78) all] the quer with blake and armes, and my lord tresorer the cheyff [mourner], and next my lord chamburlen, my lord of Burgany, my lord of Hunsdon, and my lord Cobam, my lord Dacurs of the Sowth, and my lord Pallett, ser Recherd Sakefeld, (fn. 79) and ser Edward Warner, and mony mo morners all in blake; and contenent (fn. 80) songe durge, and a xiiij haroldes of armes in ther cott armur afor the lordes, and after to the bysshope('s) palles to drynke.
The ix day (of September) a-fore none thay cam to the chyrche from the byshope palles, the haroldes a-for them, master Garter, master Clarenshux, master Norrey, master Somersett, master Chaster, master Rechmond, master Yorke, master Wyndsor, master Lanckostur, and Ruge-crosse, Ruge-dragon, Bluw-mantyll, Perkullys, and ther thay had serves; my lord of Canturbere the meny[ster ?], the bysshope Harford, Skore, (fn. 81) dyd pryche, and the bysshope Barlow, thes iij had blake gownes and grett hodes lynyd with sylke, and drestes' capes; (fn. 82) and after all done to (the bishop's) plasse to dener, for ther was offesers of the quen('s) howsse, of evere offes (fn. 83) sum, for ther was grett chere.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . master . . . . . . . . a xxiiij clarkes syngyng to the chyrche; [the mourners] ser Wylliam Chastur, draper and altherman, and master (blank) and master (blank) serjant of the coyffe, and master Berre draper [with] odur in blake to the nomber of xl gownes . . . he gayffe to xij men and xij women xxiiij gownes . . . dyd pryche bysshop Barlow; all the chyrche and the [street] was hangyd with blake with armes; and master Clarenshux sett them in order, and the morrow after a grett . . . with iij dosen of skochyons and d' (fn. 84) of bokeram.
The xij day of September was bered at sant Martens [at] the welles with ij bokettes (fn. 85) (blank) a barber-surgan, with clarkes syngyng and a lx chylderyn, xxx boys and xxx wemen[-children], and evere chyld had ij d. a pesse.
The xv day of September ther was a car-man that cared wod unto serten men, and he sold sum by the way, and when that he cam to tell the bellets he told them that he wold a savyd (fn. 86) the nombur of the belettes, but he was spyed, and so the bellets was told over agane, and so he was cared to the contur tyll fryday the market day, and then he was fechyd owt and sett on hors-bake, ys fasse to the hors taylle, with ij belettes a-for hym and ij behynd ys (back) rond abowtt London (to) ys dwellyng.
The sam day was the Frenche kyng('s) herse taken downe at Powlles by the haroldes, and so they had al thyng that was a-bowt yt, boyth cloth, velvet, banars, skochyons of armes, and penselles, and sarsenet, and tymber that mad the raylles of viij-sqware, and the baner stayffes.
[The xvij day of September did preach at Paul's cross master Veron a new] prycher, and ther was my lord mare and . . grett audyense, and ther he sayd, Wher ar the bysshopes [and] old prechers? now they hyd ther hedes.
The xx day of September was bered at sant Katheryn crechyrche ser John Raynford knyght, of Essex, with ij haroldes of armes, and a standard, pennon of armes, and a cott armur, targett, sword, helmet, mantylls, and the crest; and a v dosen of skochyons of armes; and all the cowrt hangyd with blake and armes; and the qwer hangyd and the raylles with blake and armes; and parson Veron dyd pryche, and after the haroldes tok the mornars, and thay whent and offered ys helmet, and after the cot, and odur morners offered the targett, and after the sword, and after the standard and the pennon of armes; all that wyll (fn. 87) the clarkes sang Te Deum in Englys, and contenent (fn. 88) vj of ys men putt ym in-to the graff; and when all was done all the mornars whent to the plasse to dener, for ther was boyth fles and fysse (fn. 89) at the dener, but my lade (fn. 90) was shott (fn. 91) up all the dener wylle, tyll all was done and the pepull gone; then my lade cam, and she had iiij eges (fn. 92) and a dysse (fn. 93) of butter to her dener.
The xxx day of September be-gane the mornyng [service] at Powlles at that owr (fn. 96) as the postylles masse.
The xxviij day of September ther was preparyd for the berehyng of yonge lade Cobham, ix baners of sondre armes, and a viij dosen of skochyons of armes, and a x dosen penselles for her herse at Cobham, the wyche was never shyche (fn. 97) sene with lyke fassyon.
The xxxj day of September the nuw shreyffes of London toke ther barge to Westmynster to take ther howth, (fn. 98) master Loge and master Marten, althermen, in the cheker, and after home to dener with ther craftes.
The xxx day of September, was Myghelmas day, the [lord] mare was chosen at the yeld-hall, good master Huett, clo[thworker,] the wyche was ther never mare of that ocquwpassyon a-for; ther wher iij (aldermen), but when that ther turne [came] they ded, (fn. 99) master Towllys and master Hynd and master Machyll, clothworker.
The iiij day of October whent to here (fn. 100) from Cobbam hall my yonge lade Cobbam, the wyff of my lord Cobbam, latte mad lord Warden of the v portes, with prestes and clarkes syngyng, and ij haroldes of armes, master Clarenshux and Ruges-Dragon, with lx baners of armes of hys and hers petegree (fn. 101); one was a grett baner of ys harmes (fn. 102) and hers; and mony morners in blake a C., and a lx women in rosett cassokes of brod cloth, be-syd men in mantyll frys-gownes, and the women had nuw raylles; and ther was a goodly hers (fn. 103) with-owtt wax, and garnyshed with grett baners and velvett, and xx dosen penselles, and vij dosen skochyons of armes; and the chyrche and the plasse hangyd with blake and armes, and a bony . . the velvett a goodly bordur mad and gyldyd, and with ther armes; and so the dene of Rochastur and all the colege both prest and clarke dyd syng, and the qweresters; and Torner the precher dyd pryche; and after all done, they whent to the plasse to dener, for ther was a gret dener, and ther was a ij M. pepull that had ij d. apesse, and after dener pore pepull had boyth mett and drynke; all thys done in Kent.
The xxviij day of September, was Myghellmas-evyn, was the old bysshope of Durram doctur Dunstall (fn. 104) was deposyd of hys bysshope-pryke of Durram, be-cause he shuld not reseyff the rentes for that quarter.
[The] v day of October cam to [London by Ald]gatt the prynse of Sweythen, (fn. 105) and [so to Leadenhall], and done (fn. 106) Gracyous-strett corner in a howse stod [the lord] marques of Northamtun and my lord Ambros Dudley [and other gentlemen and] lades; and my lord of Oxford browth (fn. 107) (him) from Col[chester] and my lord Robart Dudley, the master of the quen('s) horse; and trumpettes bloyng in dyvers places; and thay had [a great] nombur of gentyllmen ryd with cheynes a-for them, and after them a ij C. of yomen rydyng, and so rydyng over the bryge unto the bysshope of Wynchastur('s) plasse, for [it] was rychely hangyd with ryche cloth of arres, (fn. 108) wrought with gold and sylver and sylke, and ther he remanyth.
The viij day of October dyd pryche with-in the [queen's] chapell at Whyt-hall parson Veron, the Frenche[-man], and he leyd thynges that the nuw bysshopes electyd [should] have landes as the old byshopes had, or elles [they] wher not abull (fn. 109) to mantayne and kepe good howse.
The x day of October was bered Bluw-mantyll the harold, (fn. 110) the wyche latt was Rysbanke, in sant Brydes in Fletstrett, with (unfinished)
The ix day of October was master Row altherman('s) dowthur mared in santt Martens with well with ij bokettes, (fn. 111) to a marchand, and ther wher mony worshype-full men and women ther; and ther was a sermon, and after to ys plasse to dener; and he gayff ij C. payre of glovys, and at nyght ther cam ij goodly maskes as has bene.
The xij day of October whent by water unto the court the kyng of Sweythen('s) sune, and ys gard, and ther he was honorabull (fn. 112) reseyvyd with mony honorabull men at the hall-dore, wher the gard stod in ther ryche cottes, unto the quen('s) chambur, and ther he was reseyvyd of the Quen('s) grace, and after he had grett chere as cold be had.
The xij day of October they be-gane to [erect a] skaffold, to take downe the tope of the stepull, that was brosyd (fn. 117) with a thondurbolt with that tem[pest].
The xvj day of October was bered at Wy . . ser Wylliam FuwWylliam (fn. 118) knyght, with a standard and pennon of armes, cott armur, targett, sword, helmett and a iiij dosen of skochyons, with a harold of armes, that was master Clareshux, kyng of armes; [and] grett mon mad (fn. 119) for ym, for he kept a [good] howse for the pore.
The xxj day of October was cared from Halewell unto Sordyche chyrche my lade the contes of Rutland, with xxx clarkes and prestes syngyng, and mony pore men and powre women in blake gownes a lx and mo, morners to the nomber of a C. and ij haroldes of armes, master Garter and master Yorke; then cam the corsse; a-for a grett baner of armes, and a-bowt her iiij goodly banerrolles of dyvers armes; and master Beycon mad the sermon; and after a grett dolle of money, ij d. a-pesse (fn. 120); and so to dener, and yt was wryten a-bowt the valans Sic transit gloria mundi, and ther was vj dosen penselles and vj dosen skochyons.
The xxvij day of October was cristened at sant Benettes at Powlles warff ser Thomas Chamburlayn['s son], and the chyrche hangyd with cloth of arres, the godfathers names the prynche of Swaynthen one and my lord Robart Dudley, and the godmoder was my lade of Northamtun; after the cristenyng waffers, spysbred, comfettes, and dyver odur bankettes, dysses (fn. 121), and epocras and muskadyll [in great] plente; the lade was the wyff of master Machyll, altherman and clothworker.
The iiij day of November was a prest mared (fn. 122) with a prest('s) wedow of Ware in Hardforshyre at sant Botulfe with-owt Bysshopegatt; and ther was one West, a nuw doctur, and he raylyd of the rod-loft, and that whe owght to helpe them that fled for the word of God, and to gyff them a lyffyng.
The v day of November ther was grett justes at the quen('s) palles (fn. 123), and ther was my lord Robartt Dudley and my lord of Hunsdon wher (fn. 124) the chalengers, and all they wher (fn. 124) (in) skarffes of whyt and blake, boyth haroldes and trumpeters; and deffenders my lord Ambros (fn. 125) with odur; and the haroldes and trumpeters and the fotmen with skarffes of red and yelow sarsenett.
[The viij day of November was buried in Kent] ser Robartt Sowthwell knyght, sum-tyme master of the rolles, with a harold of armes, and a standard, a penon of armes, a cot armur, a target, a elmett, and a viij dosen skochyons of armes.
The xv day of November was bered at Tame my lord Wylliam of Tame, with a iij harold of armes, master Clarenshux, master Chester, and Ruge-dragon, with a standard, a grett baner of armes, and viij baner-rolles of armes, and a xij dosen skochyons, and a C. morners, and a lx gownes for pore men, and grett dolle of money, and after a grett dener.
The v day (of) Dessember was bered in Westmynster abbay my lade Frances the wyff of Hare (fn. 126) duke of Suffolke, with a gret baner of armes and viij banar-rolles, and a hersse and a viij dosen penselles, and a viij dosen skockyons, and ij haroldes of armes, master Garter and master Clarenshux, and mony morners.
The vj day of Dessember was bered in sant Dennys parryche in Fanchyrche stret, the chyrche and the qwyre hangyd with blake and armes, and the plasse and the strett, ser Thomas Cortes (fn. 127) knyght and latt mare of London, and Fysmonger and Puterer; ther was iij haroldes of armes, and ther had my lord mare and the sword-bayrer and dyvers althermen had blake, and the residuw in vyolett; and ther was a C. in blake gownes and cottes; and he had a standard and a v penon of armes, and a x dosen skochyons; and ther dyd pryche master Recherdson the Skott; and after to the plasse, and the mare and the althermen to dener, for ther was a grett dener, and pore men in gownes and the clarkes of London syngyng; a grett denner for all men that wold come.
The xix day of November dyd pryche at P[aul's cross] master Bentun. (fn. 128)
The xix day of November was bered at Lambeth the old byshope of Durram doctur Donstalle, (fn. 129) sum-tyme byshope of London, with (unfinished)
The xxvj day of November dyd pryche at Pow[l's cross] master Juell, byshope of Salyshere, and ther was my lord mare and the althermen and mony of the courte, and ther was grett audyense as (has ever) bene at Powlles crosse.
The sam day was ij men of the contre was sett on the pelere for pergure, (fn. 130) a-for non.
The ij day of Desember was a penon and a cot-armur (fn. 131) for master Brune sqwyre in the contre.
. . mared . . . . . . Holle marchand unto . . . the dowthur of master James Suttun sqwyre (who) ded (fn. 132) [clerk of the] grencloth by keng Henre the viij. and kyng Edward the vj. [and] quen Mare('s) days; and they gayff a C. payre of glovys, and ther was a grett dener and soper, and next day went h[ome.]
The xj day of Desember was bered in Warwyke-shyre ser Foke Gryffylle (fn. 133) knyght; and he had a herse of wax and penselles, and with armes; and he had a harold of armes, and a standard and a pennon of armes, and a cott armur, and a helmett, targett, and sword, mantylles of velvett, and a vj dosen skochyons; and mony morners; and pore men had gownes; and a grette dolle; and after a grett dener, for the ryche and pore; and the best howse-keper in that contre.
The xiij day of Desember in the mornyng was by mysefortune in sant Dunstones in est a nold (fn. 135) man on (fn. 136) master Cottelle a talowchandler, he fell downe in a trape dore and pechyd hys hed a-pone a pesse of tymbur, and brust owtt ys braynes, for he was beldyng, so the trape dore was left opyn.
The sam day cam serten fellous unto the Gorge in Bredstret, wher the fyre was, and gatt in-to the howse, and brake up a chest of a clothear, and toke owtt xl lb. and after cryd fyre, fyre, so that ther cam ij C. pepull; and so they toke one.
The xvj day of Desember was the sam man bered in sant Don stones in the est, master Cottell, that was slayne with (the) falle, and he had a sarmon, and all ys compene in ther clothyng, and a grett dener, for ther was mad mon (fn. 137) for hym, and a dolle.
The xvij day of Desember was the nuw byshope of [Canterbury,] doctur Parker, was mad (fn. 138) ther at Lambeth.
The xij day tydans cam to London that ther was marchandes and shypes lost, boyth Englys and Frenche, and many good masters of shypes, and mony good marenars, and odur shypes in dyvers plasses that wher lost.
The xix day of Desember was slayne with-owt the weste dore of Powlles on master Wynborne gentyllman (of) Suffoke, by Wylliam North and ys man, he dwellyng at sant Ane chyrche-yerd, with a foyne slayne.
The xx day of Desember a-for non, was sant Thomas evyn, my lord of Canturbere whent to Bow chyrche and ther wher v nuw byshopes mad. (fn. 138)
The sam day dyd ryd in a cart a-bowt Lundun the wyff of Hare Glyn, (fn. 139) gold-smyth, for behyng bowd to her owne dowther.
The xxix day of December was bered at sant Martens at Ludgatt Luste Strange (fn. 140) sqwyre, with the clarkes syngyng, and he had a harod of armes, master Somerset, with a pennon and a cott armur, and a vj skochyons, and a sermon.
The xxxj in the mornyng and the last ded (fn. 141) my lade Darce the wyff of ser Arthur Darce knyght, dwellyng in the nwe abbay on the Towre-hylle.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . in Sowth-warke unto sant Towlys (fn. 142) in Sowthw[ark to be] bered my lade Copley wedow, with xx grett stayffe torchys bornyng, with prestes and clarkes syngyng, with a harold of armes, and a pennon of armes, and mony morners; and the chyrche hangyd with blake, and the quer; and ther was a sermon, and communyon; and after to her plasse to dener and a dolle . . . of skochyons.
The sam day at nyght at the quen('s) court ther was a play a-for her grace, the wyche the plaers plad shuche matter that they wher commondyd to leyff off, and contenent (fn. 143) the maske cam in dansyng.