Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London. Originally published by Harrison, London, 1875.
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XXXII. THE BANQUET GIVEN TO JAMES I. (fn. 1) IN 1607.
(a.) Records of the Court.
(b.) Expenditure as taken from the Master's Accounts of that period.
(A) RECORDS OF THE COURT.
June 27, 1607.
Information given that the King, Queen, and Prince intend to dine at Merchant Taylors' Hall.
The Company are informed that the King's most excellent Majtie. with our gracious Queene and the noble Prince and diverse Honble. Lordes and others determyne to dyne at our Hall on the day of the Elec[i]on of the Master and Wardens: therefore this Meeting was appoynted to advyse and consult howe everye thinge maye be performed for the reputac[i]on and creditt of the Company and to give his Majestie best lyking and contentment.
It is agreed for the present that the whole money shalbe laide oute and disbursed out of the com[m]on Stock of the Company, and when it is knowne what the whole charges will amount to, the Master and Wardens will referr themselves to the considerac[i]on of the Assistants what is fytt for them to allowe out of their private purses towards the same chardges. Committee's.
The Company have entreated and authorized the Master and four Wardens, Mr. Baron Sotherton, four Aldermen and all the old Masters, and Mr. Vernon, or any six of them, to be Committee's to determyne, direct and appoynte all matters concerninge the said greate and noble entertaynement and what they or any six of them shall appoynte, the Company will approve and allowe.
Mr. Thos. Rowe one of the Assistants, Robert Jenkinson, Thomas Johnson and William Greenewell, three of the Livery to be Stewards to receive money and to make all provisions and performe all other matters which belongeth to Stewards to undergoe.
Lansdale the Lord Maior's Cater, and Sotherne one of the Sheriffs' Caters are appoynted to be in attendance upon the Stewards to informe them of all things necessary for such an entertainment, and to consider what number of messes are requisite and howe many and what dishes, and howe and where the same shalbe disposed, and to draw out Bills of the Diett to be considered of by the Committees, and to doe all such services as doth apperteyne to Caters to performe.
One Cater to attend daily at Court.
Mr. Warden Wright is entreated from tyme to tyme to attend at Court to understand from my Lord Chamberlain and my Lord of Salisbury, what complements are fytt to be performed by the Companye and to knowe of his Majestie hould his purpose and resoluc[i]on to come.
Matthewe Springham, one of the Lyvery, is entreated to be chief, and Mr. Butler to commaund all the Butlers that shalbe used in this service.
A Poet for a Speech. (fn. 3)
Sir John Swynnerton is entreated to conferr with Mr. Benjamin Johnson the Poet, aboute a speeche to be made to welcome his Majestie, and for musique and other inventions which maye give likeing and delight to his Majestie by reason that the Company doubt that their Schoolmaster and Schollers be not acquainted with such kinde of Entertainements.
A Window for the King to look into the Hall.
It is ordered that the Mason shall presently cut a hole through the mayne wall at the upper end of the Hall and make a windowe out of the little roome for the King to looke into the Hall, and Mr. Warden Osborne and Mr. Warden Albany to take care to see the same performed.
The Hangings, Stooles, Carpets, &c.
William Jones, Thos. Owen and Richd. Scales, three of the Assistants, are entreated at the Companies charge to make provision of Hangings, Carpets, Curtains, Stools, Chaynes, Pillowes and such other necessaries at the chardges of the Company.
George Lydiatt, Otho Mawditt, Richard Osmotherly, George Sotherton, James Graves, Matthew Beadles, John Houghton and Henry Polstrede, being all of the Livery of this Company, are entreated and appointed to make provision of plate at the Companies charge, wherein it is not doubted but they will deale carefully and frugally for the Company. And Mr. Warden Wright is entreated to move the Lord Chamberlain for the use of the King's silver vessel.
Officers and Young Men to wait.
The Master and Wardens are entreated to provide a competent and sufficient number of the Officers attending the Lord Maior and Sheriffs to wait at the Dinner. And also p'sonable young men of the Company to give their attendance in Gowne's and to carry up the meate to the inferior tables.
Discreete Men to look about the House.
Our Master and Wardens are entreated to cause discreete men to make special serche in and about all the houses and roomes adjoyning to the Hall to prevent all villainy and danger from all which wee doe most humbly beseech Almighty God to blesse and defend his Majestie.
Three Tables at the upper end of the Hall.
The Company are informed that the King's Majestie will dine in the King's Chamber, and the Princes Highness in the greate Hall. It is therefore thought fytt the long table at the upper end of the Hall be taken away and three several tables whereby the Prince's Highness may sitt at a table by himself in state, and the noble men at two tables at either end thereof.
The Brick Wall in the Garden to be raised.
It is considered and agreed that the brick wall in the Garden which adjoineth to the Taverne shall presently be raised up to take away the prospect of such as use to walke upon the leades of the Taverne and thereby woulde overlooke the Garden, and the King's Chamber and the Garden Walls and the Gate and the houses about the same to be bewtified as much as tyme will admytt.
Committee's meet every day.
And be it remembered that divers of the Comyttee's mett every day and appoynted officers to attend and also collected the most personable and proper men, and appoynted every one his service, as well of such as were of the Assistants, Lyvery and Sixteene Men, as also other young men of the Company and Ushers, and were careful to see everything performed for the creditt and reputac[i]on of the Company.
July 7th, 1607.
Two Earls have invited the King. Committees to invite the Prince, and the Queen's Lord Chamberlain to invite her Majestie.
Albeit the Company are informed by Mr. Warden Wright that the Right Honble. the Earl of Suffolk, Lord Chamberlain, and the Right Honble. the Earle of Salisbury, the Kinge's principall Secretarie, oute of theire honourable love to this Companie have invited the King's moste excellent Majtie. to our Ffeast, so as the Company shall not need to trouble his Majestie any further, yet it is both their honourable advice and also thought convenient that some of the chief of the Company should ride to non such to the Prince's Court to invite his Highness, whereupon Mr. Baron Sotherton, Sir William Craven, Mr. Alderman Elwes, and Mr. Alderman Albany, have undertaken to perform that service, and Sir John Swynnerton and Mr. Alderman Elwes have also promised to invite all the Lords that are resident about London. And Mr. Warden Wright hath also promised to desire the Lord Chamberlain to the Queene to invite her Majestie and such honourable Ladies as usually attend her Highness.
July 9th, 1607.
A Resolution not to invite either the Lord Mayor or any of the Aldermen that are not free of our Company.
This Courte was specially provided to consider and advyse whether it were fitt and convenient to invite the Lord Mayor and all the Aldermen and their Ladies to the Elec[i]on dynner this yeare, yea, or no, and upon propounding thereof severall delyvered their conceite and opynions, some holdinge opinion that it would be an hono[m]r and grace to the Company to see soe many sitt togeather in their Scarlet Robes: other being of opynion that it would much derogate from the private Companie who shoulde be at the whole charge, and soe make it seeme as an entertainment done at the charge of the whole Cytty: and some houlding opynion that if wee preferred my Lord Maior and Aldermen to a principal Table it woulde offend the nobles and honourable gentlemen who would reckon my Lord Maior in the presence of the King, to be but as an ordinary Knight Quia in proesentia Majoris cessat potestas minoris: others houlding it the duty of us citizens to have a very special care to give satisfac[i]on and preferr the Governours of the Cytty: and some houlding opynion, that my Lord Maior for the present yere being a clothworker, (fn. 4) and having procured to grace that Company and to cause his Majesties name to be entered as one of that Society, he woulde doe his endeavo[m]r to crosse our Companie of that honour which wee understand the Prince's Highness meaneth to conferr upon our Company; and many other reasons and opynions were delyv'red: after which it was put to scrutiny and by moste voices agreed, that neither my Lord Maior nor any of the Aldermen (saving such as be of our Company) shoulde be invyted at this tyme, hoping that none of them shall have any just cause to except against the Companies resolution herein.
July 15th, 1607.
Notwithstanding Mr. Recorder's persuasion to invite ye Lord Mayor and Aldermen, yet it is not thought fitt.
To this Court resorted Mr. Recorder of London, and did use many perswasive speeches to move the Company to invite the Right Honble. Lord Maior and the Right Worll. the Aldermen his Brethren to dyne at the Hall upon the morrowe nexte ensuinge, upon whose ernest moc[i]on it was estsones put to question and scruteny whether they should be invited or no, but the major parte remembering how the same was debated at the laste Courte, doe stand constant in theire former resolution. And soe by scruteny yt was agreed that they should not be invyted at this tyme. And thereupon the Companie praied Mr. Recorder to conceave well of their resoluc[i]on, and to informe my Lord Maior and Aldermen that they feared that the company of noblemen and ladies woulde be so greate that they could not possibly give his Lordshipp and worshipps that entertaynement as would be fitt for Citizens to give to theire Magistrates, which was the cause they forebore to invite them at this tyme.
The Election of Master and Wardens this year, the day before the Ffeast.
And forasmuch as there would be no tyme spared this yere for the Elec[i]on of Master and Wardens upon the morning before the ffeast as in former yeares it hath been used, therefore this Court was specially called for the Elec[i]on of a new Master and Wardens, and the rather because such as shalbe elected may be enjoyned not to be absent the next daye at the publicac[i]on of th' Elec[i]on: and accordinge to usual manner and forme by scrutiny and prick, the persons hereafter named were elected for Mr. and Wardens to rule and governe the state of the said societie for one yere nexte ensuing (viz.), Mr. John Johnson, for Master or Governor, Mr. Thomas Owen, for head or Mr. Warden, Mr. Richard Scales, for second Warden, Mr. John Wooller, for third or Upper Renter Warden, and Mr. Randolph Woolley, for fourth or youngest Renter Warden. Which said persons had pecial charge to make their appearance the next day, but thes Elec[i]on was kept secrett until it was openly published the nexte daye at Dynner as hereafter at large shall be declared.
Purses and Gold to be provided for the King, Queen and Prince, &c.
Also at this Court itt is agreed that the Stewards shall make provision of Three ritch Purses and of Two hundred poundes in faier gold, whereof one hundred poundes to be presented to the King and Fyfty poundes to the Queene and Ffyty poundes to the Prynce, and if the Queene doe not come, then that Fifty poundes to be saved. (fn. 5)
July 16th, 1607.
Publication of the Election. Sermon at St. Helen's on account of the Plague. Lord Mayor and Aldermen. A Speech to ye King. Music. Ship. King dined in the King's Chamber. The Prince dined in the Hall. Knights, Aldermen and Masters carried the service. Three brace of Bucks sent by the Prince. The Master and Wardens present the King with a purse. A Roll delivered to his Majestie. The King's consent that the Prince should be free. A present delivered to the Prince. The Prince's Speech.
The Company having made their Election of Master and Wardens in such manner as at the laste Courte houlden yesterday, the Companie made great haste to Church to the Sermon which this yeare was in the Parish of St. Helen, by reason that a howse over against our Church, and some other howses in the Parish were visited with the Plague, which was used by some that would willingly have kepte the King and Prince from our Hall, as a very speciall motive to diswade his Majestie from coming. And the said Sermon was preached by Mr. Doctor Buckeridge, President of St. John Baptist Colledge in Oxon, who having due regard to the tyme and occasion began very early, and had fynished in a very convenient tyme, soe as the Companie came to the Hall to see all things in Order and give Entertainment, and to attend his Majties. comyng. And it is to be remembered that the Lord Maior and Aldermen (albeit they were not invited and some of them discontented therewith) came all to the Hall in their Scarlett, and there staid untill his Majties. comyng, and then the Lord Maior and the Master of our Company and some of the Aldermen went to the Gate nexte the streete and the Lord Maior delivered up his sword to the King, and the Master of the Companie did welcome his Majtie. and attended his Majtie. up into the Hall. And at the upper end of the Hall there was sett a Chayre of State where his Majtie. satt and viewed the Hall, and a very proper Child, well spoken, being clothed like an angell of gladness with a Taper of Ffrankincense burning in his hand, delivered a short speech contayning eighteen (xviii) verses, devised by Mr. Ben. Johnson the Poet, which pleased his Majtie. marvelously well, And upon either side of the Hall in the Windowe neere the upper end were Gallories or Seates made for Musique, in either of which were seaven singular choice musicions playing on their Lutes; and in the shipp which did hang aloft in the Hall three rare men and very skilful who sung to his Majtie. And over the skreene, cornets and loud musique wherein it is to be remembered that the multitude and noyse was so greate that the lutes nor songs coulde hardly be heard or understoode. And then his Majtie. went up into the King's chamber, where he dined alone at a table which was provided only for his Majtie. and the Queene (but the Queene came not), in which chamber was placed a very rich paier of Organs, whereupon Mr. John Bull, Doctor of Musique, and a Brother of this Company, did play during all the dynner tyme. And Mr. Nathanael Gyles, Master of the Children of the Kyng's Chapell, together with divers singing men and children of the said Chappell, did sing melodious songs at the said dynner. And be it also remembered that the Prince did dine in the greate Hall, and that the long table at the upper end of the Hall was taken away and three tables distinct one from another placed in the room thereof (viz.), one table in the middle where the Prince sate alone in state, and the tables on either side were wholly furnished with Ambassadors and Noblemen. And the service to the King and Prince for the first course was carried up by the Knights, Aldermen, Masters, Assistants and Lyvery, which were of the Companie, the Lyvery having their Hoods upon their shoulders, the service being rich and bountifull, as by the charge will appear. Unto which dinner the Prince sent three brace of Bucks, and Sir Thomas Chaloner did, by l're written by his Highness commaundment, signifie that his Highness with his own hand placed the woodman to kill them. And when the King's most excellent Majesty had dyned and withdrawn himself into his inner chamber, the Master and the fower Wardens, Mr. Baron Sotherton and the Aldermen of the Companie, resorted unto his Majestie, and Mr. Recorder of London being there present did in the name of the whole Company most humbly thank his Majtie. that it had pleased him to grace the Company with his presence that day. And the Master of the Company did present his Majtie. with a faier purse wherein was one hundreth pounds in gould. And Richard Langley the Com[m]on Clerk of the Company did moast humbly deliver unto his Majtie. a Roll in Vellum which he had collected out of the ancient bookes and records of the Companie. (fn. 6)
The Copy of the Roll delivered to the King and a similar one to the Prince. The names of Seaven Kinges, one Queene, &c.
(1) Roger, Lord Mortimer, 1351.
(2) Humffrey de Baune, Earle of Herford, 1372.
(3) Dame Johan, his Wief.
(4) Symon, Lord Bishop of London, 1373.
(5) Dame Alice, Countesse of Kent.
(6) Edmund, Lord Mortymer, Earle of March, 1377.
(7) William Courtney, Lord Bishop of London, 1378.
(8) Henry Percy, Earle of Northumberland, 1379.
(9) John, Lord Hastings, Earle of Pembrooke.
(10) Isabell, Countesse of Pembrooke, 1381.
(11) Robert Breybrooke, Lord Bishop of London, 1382.
(12) John Fferdon, Lord Bishop of Durham.
(13) The Prior of St. Bartholemews, 1383.
(14) The Sub Prior.
(15) The Prior of Elsing Spittle.
(16) King Richard the Second, 1385.
(17) Queene Anne, his wife.
(18) John, Duke of Lancaster.
(19) Sir Roger Walden, Treasorer of Callis, 1387.
(20) Thomas, Earle of Nottingham, 1388.
(21) Hugh, Lord Zouch.
(22) John, Lord Willoughby, 1389.
(23) Edmund, Duke of Yorke, 1390.
(24) Thomas, Duke of Gloucester, 1390.
(25) Henry, Duke of Hereford and Earle of Darby, who afterwards was (1390) King Henry the Fourth.
(26) The Duchess of Gloucester.
(27) Edward, Earle of Rutland.
(28) Thomas, Earle of Warwick.
(29) The Countesse his Wief, and Thomas his son.
(30) Thomas, Earle of Nottingham.
(31) John Holland, Earle of Huntington.
(32) John, Lord Roos.
(33) Ralph, Lord Nevill.
(34) Thomas, Lord Ffurnyvale.
(35) Reginald, Lord Gray of Ryffyn.
(36) Walter Skirlowe, Lord Bishop of Durham, 1391.
(37) Phillipp, Lord Darcy, 1394.
(38) Robert, Lord Scales.
(39) William, Earle of March, 1397.
(40) Alice, Countesse of Oxford.
(41) Edmund Stafford, Lord Bishopp of Excetor, 1397.
(42) Thomas, Duke of Surrey, 1399.
(43) Edmund, Lord Gray of Codnor, 1401.
(44) Thomas Arnndell, Lord Abp. of Canterbury, 1401.
(45) King Henry the Fowrth and the Prince, had the Clothing of this Mistery.
(46) Nicholas Bubwith, Lo; Bishopp of London, 1406.
(47) Willyam Colchester, Abbot of Westminster.
(48) Lord John, the Kinges sonne, 1407.
(49) Edmund, Earle of Kent.
(50) Lord Thomas, the Kinges sonne, 1409.
(51) Richard Beauchamp, Earle of warwick, 1411.
(52) Henry le Scroope, Tresorer of England.
(53) Henry Chichley, Bishopp of St. Davies.
(54) Sir Roger Westwood, Baron of the Exchequer.
(55) John, Earle of Huntington, 1412.
(56) Earle Marshall.
(57) James, Earle of Ormond.
(58) John, Lord Lovell.
(59) Henry Beauford, Lo: Bp. of winchester.
(60) William, Lord Fferris of Groby, 1413.
(61) William, Lord Zouch.
(62) King Henry the Fifth, 1414.
(63) Humffrey, Duke of Gloucester.
(64) Edmund, Earle of March, 1414.
(65) Lord Willoughby.
(66) Henry, Lord Fitzhugh.
(67) Lord Matrevers.
(68) The Earle of Salisbury.
(69) Richard Beauchamp, Lord Burgavenny, 1415.
(70) The Abbott of Barmoundsey.
(71) Henry Percy, Earle of Northumberland, 1420.
(72) John, Lord Roos.
(73) John, sonne of the Lord Gray of Rytthyn.
(74) The Abbott of Tourchill.
(75) Philip Morgan, Bishopp of worcester, 1422.
(76) Mr. John Stafford, Privy Seale.
(77) Humffrey, Earle of Stafford, 1423.
(78) Lewes Robessartes, Lord Boucers.
(79) [William Owborne] the Abbott of Tower Hill.
(80) Mr. William Anwick, Privy Seale.
(81) Harry Warkworth, the Prior of St. Mary Overy.
(82) Wm. Clerk, the Prior of St. Trinitie in Crichurch.
(83) John, Lord Roos, 1425.
(84) John, Lord Talbott.
(85) William, Lord Zouch.
(86) William, Lord Lovell.
(87) William, Lord Harrington.
(88) Thomas, Baron of Carew, 1425.
(89) Walter, Lord Fitzwater.
(90) John, Lord Scroope.
(91) John Kemp, Bishopp of London.
(92) John, Lord Gray of Codnor, 1426.
(93) Raph Nevill, Earle of Westmerland, 1427.
(94) William Gray, Bishopp of London, 1428.
(95) Henry Boucers, Earle of Yew, 1429.
(96) William Poole, Earle of Suffolke, 1431.
(97) John Sutton, Baron of Dudley.
|(98) Gaylard, Lord Dovos||Three French Lords.||1431.|
|(99) Barard, Lord Mountserant|
|(100) Barard, Lord Delamote|
(101) Thomas Polton, Bishop of Worcester, 1432.
(102) Marmaduke Lumney, Bp. of Carlisle.
(103) Elionor, Duchess of Gloucester, 1434.
(104) Richard, Duke of York.
(105) Lo: Strang, and Constance his Wief.
(106) Robert, Lord Poyninges.
(107) Nicholas, Baron Carewe.
(108) Sir Reginald West, Lord Delaware.
(109) — Heere, Earle of Oxenford.
(110) Lord Fferris of Chartley.
(111) William Lynwood, Privy Seale.
(112) King Henry the Sixt had the Clothing of this Company.
(113) Edward Nevill, Lord Burgaveny, 1437.
(114) Robert Nevill, Bishop of Salisbury.
(115) Lewes of Lusingburgh, Chauncellor of Ffraunce.
(115a) Georg Nevill, Lord Latymer, 1437.
(116) John, Duke of Norfolke, 1438.
(117) Robert Gilford, Bishop of London.
(118) The Abbott and Prior of westminster, 1439.
(119) William, Earle of Arundell, 1440.
(120) Thomas Luceus, Lord Scales.
(121) Robert, Prior of St. John's.
(122) Thomas Boucers, Bishopp of Ely, 1444.
(123) John Talbott, Lord of Lile.
(124) Sir Thomas Hoo, Chancellor of Normandy, 1445.
(125) The Lord Molynes.
(126) John, Lo: Bishopp of Rochester.
(127) Thomas Pomey, Prior of St. Trynity, London.
(128) Lord Viscount Beaumount.
(129) Thomas Lord Roos.
(130) Raph Botelor, Knt., Lo: of Sidley and Tresorer of England.
(131) Lord Wells.
(132) Kemp, Bishop of London, 1449.
(133) John Tiptough, Earle of Worcester, 1451.
(134) William Wainflete, Bishop of Winchester, 1452.
(135) Richard Neville, Earle of Warwick.
(136) Henry Beauford, Earle of Dorset, 1453.
(137) Richard, Lord Laware, 1458.
(138) George Neville, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellour of England, 1459.
(139) King Edward the Fourth, 1460. (fn. 7)
(140) Lord Humffrey Stafford, Lord of Southwick.
(141) Lord William Hastings.
(142) Henry, Lord Fitzhugh.
(143) George, Duke of Clarance, 1462.
(144) Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who after was King Richard the Third.
(145) John Neville, Earle of Northumberland, 1465.
(146) Lord John, Earle of Oxenford.
(147) John, Sonne and Heire of ye Lord Fitzwater.
(148) Duke of Suffolk, 1466.
(149) Earle of Shrewsbury.
(150) Thomas, Lord Stanley.
(151) Lord Ffynes, Lord Dacres.
(152) William, Lord Harbert.
(153) Lord Fferries.
(154) John May, Abbott of Chartsey.
(155) Wm. Abbott of St. Austin's nere the City of Canterbury.
(156) John, Duke of Norfolke, 1469.
(157) George, Duke of Bedford.
(158) William Lovell, Lord Morley.
(159) Lady Fferries.
(160) Laurence, Bishop of Durham.
(161) John, Bishop of Exetor.
(162) Lord of Northumberland, 1471.
(163) Anthony Woodvile, Lord Ryver, 1476.
(164) John Russell, Bishop of Rochester.
(165) Sir John Wood, Knt., Tresorer of England, 1483.
(166) King Henry the Seventh.
(167) Edward, Duke of Buckingham, 1510.
(168) Thomas, Earle of Sussex, 1562. (fn. 8)
This Roll his Majestie gratiously accepted and said that he himself was free of another Company, yet he would soe much grace the Company of Merchant Taylors' that the Prince his eldest sonne shoulde be free thereof, and that he would see and be a witness when the Garland should be put on his head. And then they in like manner resorted to the Prince, and the said Master presented his Highnesse with another rich purse wherein were ffifty pounds in gould, and the Clerke delivered his Highness a like Roll which were also gratiously received, and his Highnesse said that not only himselfe woulde be free of the Companie, but commaunded one of his Gentlemen and the Clerk of the Companie to goe to all the Lords present and require all of them that loved him and were not free of other Companies to be free of his Companie, whereupon these Lords whose names ensue 'with humble thanks to his Highnesse,' accepted of the Freedom. (fn. 9)
(169) John Berk, Lord in Godshalckoort, &c., Councellor of Dort in Holland.
(170) Sir James Du Maldere, Knt., Lord of Hayes, Councellor of Zealand.
(171) Sir Noel de Caron, Knt., Lord of Schoonewall, &c., Ambassador from the Stats, &c.
(172) The Duke of Lenox.
(173) Earle of Nottingham, Lord Admirall.
(174) Earle of Suffolk, Lord Chamberlain.
(175) Earle of Arundell.
(176) Earle of Oxenford.
(177) Earle of Worcester.
(178) Earle of Pembroke.
(179) Earle of Essex, absent yet entered by order from the Prince under his Highness own hand.
(180) Earle of Northampton.
(181) Earle of Salisbury, principall Secretary to the King.
(182) Earle of Montgommery.
(183) Earle of Perth.
(184) Lord Viscount Cranborne.
(185) Lord Evars.
(186) Lord Hunsdon.
(187) Lord Knolles.
(188) Lord Hay.
(189) Lord Sanker.
(190) Lord Burghley. (fn. 10)
Sir John Harrington.
Sir Thomas Challoner, Governor to the Prince.
Sir Thomas Vavasor, Knight Marshall.
Sir David Fowlis.
Sir David Murray.
Mr. Dr. Montague, Deane of the Chapell.
Mr. Newton, Deane of Durham and Tutor to the Prince.
Sir Thomas Savage.
Sir Lewes Lewknor, Master of the Ceremonyes.
|Sir Robert Darcy||Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber to yePrince.|
|Sir John Wentworth||Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber to the Prince.|
Sir Edward Michelborne.
Sir Thomas Munson.
Sir Robert Maunsell.
Sir Robert Darcy.
Sir John Wentworth.
Sir Thomas Penruddock.
Sir Robert Carew.
Sir Henry Mountague, Recorder of London.
Sir Henry Helmes.
Sir Gregory Cromwell.
Sir John Key.
Sir Georg Hay.
Sir Robert Filligray.
Sir Robert Osborne.
Sir Edward Torbuck.
Sir Thomas Mettam.
Sir James Oucterlowny.
Sir Alexr. Stratton, Lord of Louriston.
Sir William Anstrowder.
Sir John Digby.
Sir Richard Preston.
Sir Edward Gorge.
Sir Raph Winwood.
Sir Roger Dallison.
Sir Richard Wigmore.
|Mr. Bruce||Pages of Honor to the Prince.|
|Mr. Sandelaus||Grooms of the Bed Chamber to the Prince.|
Mr. Douglass, Equerie.
|Mr. Abington||Gentlemen Ushers, Daily Waiters.|
|Mr. Alexander (fn. 11)|
Mr. Doctor Hamond, Phisition.
Mr. Tyrrell, Gentleman of the Bowes.
Mr. Cannock, Auditor to the Prince.
Mr. Richard Martyn, Counsellor at Lawe.
Mr. Manley, Clarck Comptroler.
|Mr. Fflood, Clarck of the Kitchen||to the Prince.|
|Mr. Knolles, Clarck of the Spicery|
|Mr. Wilson, Yeoman of the Robes|
Mr. Knightley, Gentleman of the Earle of Salisbury.
Mr. John Hebborne, Gentleman Usher, daily waitor to the King.
Mr. Alexander Serle, Bachelor in the Lawes.
John Wydopp, the yonger, one of the Groomes of the Prynces Privy Chamber.
And divers Esquiors, Gentlemen and Servaunts to the King, Queen, Prince and Noblemen.
And then the Master and Wardens according to their usuall manner went with their Garlands on their heads to Publish the Elecc[i]on. It pleased the King's moast Excellent Majtie. to resort into the little Lobby out of whiche there was a faier windowe made on purpose for his Majtie. to looke into the Hall, and there his Majtie. observed the whole manner of the ceremonie: And it did moast gratiously please the Prince to call for the Master's Garland, and to put the same upon his owne head, whereat the King's Majtie. did very harteley laugh; and soe the Old Master and Wardens proceeded to the publicac[i]on of the Elecc[i]on of the Newe Master and Wardens whoe were all here present to the good liking of the Companie. After all which his Majtie. came downe into the Greate Hall, and sittinge in his Chayre of State did hear a melodious song of farewell, sung by three men in the shipp, being apparelled in watchett silke like seamen, which song so pleased his Majtie. that he caused the same to be sung three times over. And his Majtie. and the noble Prince, and Honourable Lords gave the Company hearty thanks and so departed.
|Mr. John Johnson, Master.|
|Mr. Thomas Owen,||Wardens.|
|Mr. Richard Scales,|
|Mr. John Wooller,|
|Mr. Randolph Woolley,|
July 17th, 1607.
Committee's to join with the Stewards who conducted the late feast.
Mr. Thomas Juxon and Mr. Richd. Wright are entreated to joyne with the Stewards for the satisfaction of such as have done service, or bene any wise ymployed for the entertayning of the King and Prince, or for any other paynes concerning the same.
There was this day taken out of the Tresory the sum of three hundred pounds which was delivered to our Master to be employed towards the charges expended for the Entertainment of the King and the Prince.
At this Court the Company accepted Mr. John Bull, Doctor of Musique and a Brother of this Companie (fn. 12) into the Clothing and Liverye of the Companie. Also they have accepted and taken Mr. Nathanael Gyles who hath his grace to be Doctor of Musique, and is Master of the Children of the King's Chappell into the Freedom of this Society, and also into the Clothing and Livery of the same. And it is ordered that they shalbe placed in the Lyvery next unto the Assistants. And note that the Lyvery Hoods were put upon their shoulders but neither of them sworne. And the Company are contented to shewe this favor unto them for their paynes when the King and Prince dyned at our Hall, and their love and kindness in bestowing the musique which was performed by them, their associates and children in the King's chamber gratis, whereas the musicians in the greate Hall exacted unreasonable somes of the Company for the same. The Companie therefore meane that this calling of Mr. Doctor Bull and Mr. Nathanael Gyles into the Livery shall not be any burthen or charge unto them further than shall stand with their own good likinge.
Two Gentlemen from the Ambassadors.
Two of the Gentlemen attendant upon the Ambassadors of the Lords of the States of the united provinces of the Lowe Countries, with a certen short request in the Ffrench tongue, purporting that whereas upon the motion of the Prince, the Company had done them the honor to take and to adopt them in their Company, and that the said Ambassadors had accepted that honor, and therefore they desired the Master of the Com- panie to inregister their names, and of the inregistering to graunt them an authentic act for witness of the premises. It is therefore ordered that their request be graunted and that the common Clerk shall prepare ready engrossed a writing to passe the common Seale of the Companie, to witness the same according to their request.
(Copy in English).
Seeing that through the intercession of the Prince, the Company of the Marchaunttailor's hath done the honor to the Ambassadors of the Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries, now beinge in this Realme of Great Brytayne to take and to adopt them in their Companie, and that the said Ambassadors have accepted that honor, may it please the Masters of the Companie to inregister theire names, and of the inregistering to graunt them an authentick Act for witness of the premises.
John Berck, Lord in Godshalckoort, Pensionary, and first Counsailor of the Towne of Dort in Holland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries towards the King of Great Brytaine, Ffraunce and Ireland, &c.
To all to whom this present writing shall come, read or heare, the Master and Wardens of the Merchaunttailors of the Fraternity of St. John Baptist in the Citty of London, greeting, in our Lord God Everlasting. Whereas it appeareth amongst the auncient Acts of our said Company that seaven Kings of this Realme of England, and divers Princes, Dukes, Earles, Bishops, Lords, and other reverend and honourable personages as well of England as of divers places oute of these domynions have bene adopted, received and inregistered into our said Company. And whereas upon Thursday the sixteenth day of this instant moneth of July, the Most High and Mighty King and oure moast gratious soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God, King of Greate Brytaine, Ffrance and Ireland, and the moast noble Prince Henry, Sonne and Heir apparent to our said moast gratious King, and the three hono[m]rable Ambassadors to the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries, whose names hereafter follow (viz.), John Berck, Lord in Godshalckoort, Pensionary, and first Counsailor of the Towne of Dort in Holland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords of the States of the united Provinces of the Lowe Countries, towards our said moast gratious King, Sir James du Maldarec, Knight, Lord of Heyes Popieulles Gros Annoy, &c., ffirst in the States and Counsaile of Zeland, Ambassador of the High and Noble Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries towards our said gratious King. And Sir Noel de Caron, Knight, Lord of Schoonewalle, &c., Ambassador Ordynary for the said High and Noble Lords the States of the United Provinces of the Lowe Countries with the Duke of Lennox and divers Earles, Barons and honourable personages of this realme of Greate Brytaine, have bene invited and entertayned by us at our feast in our Com[m]on Hall called the Marchaunttailors Hall, situate in the Citty of London, being upon the day of the Annual Elecc[i]on of our Master and Wardens, at which tyme it pleased our saide moast High and Mighty Prince Henry (with the allowance of our moast gratious soveraigne Lord the King his Father) to honor and grace this Companie, and to appoint his name to be enregistered in the number of the Free Brothers of our said Company. And through the pleasure of our said noble Prince wee have honōred the said Ambassadors and adopted them with the said Dukes and divers Earles, Barons and Honourable Personages into our said Society, and also enregistered their names (viz.) in the number of the Brothers of our said Company. In witness whereof (at the instance and request of the said honorable Ambassadors) we have caused this writing to be made, and thereunto have caused the com[m]on seale of our said Company to be fixed, and the same to be signed by the hand of the Secretary of our said Society the twentieth day of July, Anno Dom. (according to the computation of the Church of England, 1607, and in the yere of the raigne of our Soveraign Lord James, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, Ffraunce and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., that is to say, of England, Ffraunce and Ireland, the ffyfth, and of Scotland the ffortieth.
July 20th, 1607.
The sum of 208l. 15s. 1d. was this day taken oute of the Tresory and given to Mr. John Swynnerton towards the payment of all disbursements which were expended in enterteyning of the King, Prince and noble Personages.
August 8th, 1607.
The Companie falling into considerac[i]on and reckoning of theire greate Charges in the Entertaining of the King and Prince, amounting to above 1,000l., being all disbursed out of the common Stock of the Companie, doe therefore desire to understand of Mr. Swynnerton, late Master, what he will allowe towards the same charges, whoe of his owne accord doth offer (that he beinge allowed the usual allowance to other Masters for his Quarter dinners and also his Wardens 30l., and the Brotherhood money) that then he will bestowe towardes the said chardges the sum of one hundred and forty pounds, the which sum (albeit they hold it not so much as they expected) the Companie have accepted, upon hope that Mr. Swynnerton will be a good Member and Benefactor to our Company.
(B) EXPENDITURE AS TAKEN FROM THE MASTER'S ACCOUNTS OF THAT PERIOD.
The Accompt of Thomas Row, Robert Jenkinson, Thomas Johnson, and William Greenewell, the 4 Stewards elected to make preparation of a Dynner for the entertayning of the Kings Maty., the Quene and Prynce, &c. [16 July 1607].
Pikes, Carps and Tenches.
Gammons of Bacon.
Necessaries for the Coo
Beere of Webling.
Wine of Mr Atkinson.
|For 8 dozen of ashen cupps at 16d.||0||10||8|
|For 2 payles at 18d. the payle||0||3||0|
|For tilters 2s. 6d., and trayes 4s.||0||6||6|
|For berebarrells to make tubbs for the cellesrs||0||4||0|
|For carying and cutting||0||0||6|
|For mending a copper cesterne||0||1||0|
|For 2 quier of paper||0||0||8|
|For a padlock and staple for the wine celler||0||1||0|
|To Silverwood, Griffin, and Belewe for their dynners||0||2||0|
|For mopps to wash the howse with||0||1||0|
|For a lock for the beere celler dore||0||0||7|
|For 2 hogesheads of gasconie wine at 6l. 5s.||12||10||0|
|For one hogeshead of high countrywine rackt||6||10||0|
|For one hogeshead of cunnock wine||4||10||0|
|For a rundlet of canara wine cont 52 gallons||7||16||0|
|For a tierce of gasconie wine rackt||4||10||0|
|For 22 gallons of claret wine for the cookes||2||4||0|
|For the Rundlet for it||0||2||0|
|For 2 rundlets of rhennish wine cont 51 gallons at 2s. 6d.||6||7||6|
|For the 2 Runletts||0||5||0|
|For a runlet of white wine cont 21 gallons and a potle at 2s. 2d. the gallon, and for the runlet 2s.||2||8||3|
|For one runlet of canara wine cont 22 gallons at 3s.||3||6||0|
|For the runlet||0||2||0|
|For 13 gallons of veniger at 18d. the gallon||0||19||6|
|For the runlett||0||1||4|
|For 2 empty runletts||0||2||0|
|For 6 hogesheads of empty caske 15s., and portage 6d.||0||15||6|
|For a runlett of veniger, 7 gallons||0||10||6|
|For 2 runletts of rennysh wine, 25 gallons 1 potle, at 2s. 6d. the gallon 3l. 3s. 9d., and the rundlet 3s.||3||6||9|
|For a runlett of rennish wine, 25 gallons at 2s. 6d. the gallon, 3l. 2s. 6d., and the runlet 2s.||3||4||6|
|For cartage and portage of all this wine||0||6||8|
|For 3 gallons of canara wine from the tavarne||0||10||0|
|For 3 potles of redd wine to make Ipocras (fn. 13)||0||3||3|
|For cariage of 3 runlets of rennish wine||0||1||6|
|For a gymlett broken 12d., and a dozen of canns 18d.||0||2||6|
|For a potle of white wine for the cooke||0||1||2|
|For cariage of 3 runlets of wine||0||1||4|
|To Mr Bray for his charge of the wyne celler 10s., and to Pryce 2s.||0||12||0|
|To Mr Roe for wine, one saterday to dynner||0||3||4|
|61l. 12s. 7d.|
|For forty bushells of fflower by waight at 34 lbs. to a bushell at 4s. 6d. the bushell||9||0||0|
Grocery for Ipocras. (fn. 14)
Herbs and nosegaies.
For the loane of plate and plate lost.
Rewards giuen to ye bringers of venison.
For hanging the hall.
For the loane of black Jacks.
Chief Butlers. Hyer of Lynnen.
For the hyer of Pewter.
The total of the banquetting is conteyned in one some of 80l. on the other side following.
For the Shipp.
For taffita for ye garmts of the singers in the shipp and robes for the speaker.
To ye Tayler.
To them that plaid on the Lute.
The names of the Sheriffs' officers that waited.
Fees to ye King's cookes.
For ye princes men.
Gratuities to the King's men.
Gratuities to ye Prynces men.
Guifts to the King and Prince.
100l. to the King.
50l. to the Prynce.
|To Mr Heiborne, one of his Mats gent vshers, by order||5||0||0|
|To him for Anthony Gibson and Henry Lyle, groomes of his Mats chamber, by order from Mr Wright||2||0||0|
|To one groome of his Mats privy kytchin, 2 children, 2 turnebroches, two porters and scowrers, one dorekeeper, one sompter man and 4 servaunts by Hugh Billy, by the same order||2||0||0|
|To William Lamplough, clarck of his Mats kytchin, whos directed the service of the carrying vpp of the kinge's meate by Robt. Belingham||1||0||0|
|To the clarck of the check||1||0||0|
|To six of the guard that kept the entries into the Hall, and to the king's chamber, by the clarck of the guard||3||0||0|
|To Mr Dyer, one of his Mats pastery||0||13||6|
|To his Mats trompetors, 40s.; and to his droms, 20s.||3||0||0|
|To Mr Batty, s'ieant of his Mats pastry, by Mr. Wright||1||0||0|
|To Mr Traherne, the king's porter, by order of Mr Wright||1||0||0|
|To the gentlemen that lent the hangings, chaires, stooles, and other thinges for the furnishing of the kinge's chamber and the withdrawing chambers by Mr Warden Owen||10||0||0|
|29l. 13s. 6d.|
|To Mr Alexander, the prince's gentleman usher in ordynary||2||0||0|
|To the princes trompetors and droms||1||0||0|
|Gyven his Maty in a purse 100l. in 20s. peeces||100||0||0|
|Memorandum that it was agreed that 50l. should haue been giuen to the queene, but by reason that she came not 50l. was saved. (fn. 15)|
|Item, gyven to the prince 50l. in 20s. peeces||50||0||0|
|For three purses, one for the king, 40s., one for the queene, 30s., and one for the prince, 30s.||5||0||0|
|For the change of the 200l. in gould||2||0||0|
|To Mr John Bull, Doctor of Musique, to pay to him that sett vp the winde instruments in the king's chamber where the king dined, and for tuning it, with the cariage of it from and to Ruccolds||2||18||0|
|To Mr Edney, Mr. Lancere, and fower others of his Mats musitions players of wynde instruments being placed over the skreene||10||0||0|
|To Richard Lansdale, the lord maiors steward, and Willm. Sotherne, one of the sheriff's stewards, being appointed to be the two caters for this service—viz., to either of them 5l. a peece in toto||10||0||0|
|To William Sothern's sonne for his paynes||0||10||0|
|To the marshall's men for their paynes||1||0||0|
|To a youth that copied the draught of the accompt p'sented by the stewards||0||6||8|
|For dribletts forgotten to be written by the payer that kept the money alone, the some of||0||8||1|
|Giuen to Henry Beamount, the companies cooke, for 32 maister cooke's dynner, there being noe could meate left for them||2||0||0|
|Sum total of these accomptants whole payments doth amount to the some of nyne hundreth and six pounds 17s. 7d. I say||906l.||17s.||7d.|
|Whereby it appeth they haue disbursed more than they receaved. And wch is to be paid them by Mr Johnson Mr —||6l.||17s.||7d.|
|Exaied by vs||Thomas Juxon, Jno. Vernon, Tho. Henshawe,||Auditors.|
The wch said some of six pownds seaventeene shillings and seaven pence was well and trewly satisfied vnto me, William Greenewell, by Mr John Johnson, Mr of the Company, the 6th day of July Anno Domini 1608. And then Richard Langley, the comon clarck of the Company, did satisfie vnto me the some of ten pownds wch I deliv'ed Herne the paynter, as pcell of 30l. allowed the Mr of the last yere. Whereas he only payd 20l., and I the said William Greenewell payd the ten pownds. Wch said 10l. was deliv'ed the said Richard Langley to pay to me as aforesaid.
Hereafter followeth the Accompt currant or abstract howe the foresaid some of nyne hundreth and sixe poundes 17s. 7d. hath ben laid out and spent, viz.:—