1557 (Jan - June)
The iiij day of January at nyght was serten feyres (fn. 1) [seen] in
Fynsbere feyld and in More-feld at the wynd-mylle, and at the
Doge-howse, and in gardens by mony men, and yt was sene at
Damanes cler, (fn. 2) and mo plases.
The viij day of January dyd ryd in a care at Westmynster the
wyff of the Grayhond, and the Abbott['s] servand was wypyd becaus that he toke her owt of the care, at the care-harse.
The x day of January was bered at sant Botollf without Althergatt on master Tayller a gold-fyner, (fn. 3) with ij fayre whytt branchys
and a xij stayffes torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and mony morners,
and the compene of the Goldsmyth(s) in ther levery.
The xj day of January was bered my lade Challenger, (fn. 4) the wyff
of ser Thomas Challenger, and was the wyff of ser Thomas Lee of
Hogston, and bered at Shordyche chyrche, with ij whyt branchys,
and ij dosen stayffes torchys and iiij grett tapurs, and a harold of
armes, and iiij baners of emages and a viij dosen of skochyons of
armes, and the strett hangyd with blake boythe the strett and the
chyrche and armes.
[The xiij day of January, in alderman Draper's ward, called]
Chordwenerstrett ward, a belle-man [went about] with a belle at
evere lane end and at the ward [end, to] gyff warnyng of ffyre and
candyll lyght, [and to help the] powre, and pray for the ded.
The xv day of January was bered at A[llhallows-] stannyng in
Fanchyrche-strett on master Croker, w[ith a herse] and a dossen
stayffes torchys and iiij grett tapers, and [arms] a-pone them, and
armes a-bowt ys body and se . . . . . mornars and mony
prestes and clarkes syngyng.
The xx day of January at Grenwyche parke the quen grace('s)
pensyonars dyd mustur in bryth (fn. 5) [harness] and mony barbe
horsses; and evere pensyonar had iij men in grene cottes gardyd
with whytt; so thay rod a-bowt [the park,] iij in ranke apone grett
horssys with spers in ther handes pentyd whyt and grene, and
a-for rod trumpeters blohyng; and next a man of armes bayryng
a standard of red and yelowe, in the standard a whytt hart, and on
the thodur syd a blake eygyll with goldyd leges; and be-twyn ij and
iij of the cloke thay cam downe and mustered a-for the Quen('s)
grace a-for the parke gatt, for ther stod the Quen('s) grace on he, (fn. 6)
and my lord cardenall, and my lord admerall, and my lord Montyguw, and dyvers odur lordes and lades; and so a-for the pensyoners
rod many gentyll-men on genetes and lyght horsses, butt spesyalle (fn. 7)
ther rod on (fn. 8) gentyll-man, ys nam ys master (blank), apon the lest
mulle thatt evere I say; (fn. 9) and so thay rod to and fro a-for the
Quyne; and ther cam a tumbeler, and playd mony prate fettes (fn. 10)
a-for the Quen and my lord cardenalle, that her grace dyd layke (fn. 11)
hartely; and so her grace dyd thanke them alle for ther peyne;
and so after they partyd, for ther wher (fn. 12) of the pensyonars 1. and
mo, besyd ther men of armes; and ther wher (fn. 12) of pepulle of men
and vomen a-boyff x m. pepulle and mo.
[The xxvj day of January went to Cambridge, Watson bishop
elect of Lincoln, Scot bishop of Chester, and Christopherson bishop
elect of Chichester,] comyssyoners to the [lord cardinal, to the]
chyrche of sant Mares, (fn. 13) and thay toke up on (fn. 14) Martin [Bucer]
that was bered ther, and Paulus Phagius [was] taken up at Sant
Myghelle cherche that was [buried there,] and after brentt boyth.
The xxv day of January was bered master[ess] Ogull, the wyff
of master Ogull, in the parryche [church of] sant Gylles with-out
Crepulgatt, with ij whytt branchys, and a dosen stayffe torchys,
and iiij grett gylt candylstykes, and with iiij grett tapurs and
armes apone them, and a ij dosen of skochyons of armes; and a
blake frere dyd pryche at masse for here.
The xxviij day of January was bered at Powlles ser . . . Trekett,
on of the keeper(s) of the westre, (fn. 15) the wyche he was worth a grett
sum of money and gold.
The sam day cam thrugh London to (blank) a fayre (blank)
cowe and a grett hynd and fat that ever that I have sene, to goo
to-gether to (unfinished)
The xxviij day of January was had to the Towre my lorde
Sturton for murder of ij gentyllmen, the father and the sune and
ere, (fn. 16) master Argylles (fn. 17) and ys sune, the wyche was shamfully
murdered in ys own plasse.
The xxxj day of January my lord tresorer('s) lord of mysrulle
cam to my lord mare, and bad my lord to dener, and ther cam a
grett cumpene of my lord tresorer('s) men with portesans, (fn. 18) and a
grett mene (fn. 19) of musysyonars and dyssegyssyd, and with trumpets
and drumes, and with ys consellers and dyver odur offesers, and
ther was a dullvyll (fn. 20) shuting of fyre, and won was lyke Deth with
a dart in hand.
[The vijth day of February master Offley, the lord mayor, and
divers aldermen, taking their barge, went to Greenwich to the
Queen's] grace, and ther she mad ym [knight, he] behyng mayre,
and master William Chester, altherman, mayd hym knyght the
sam tyme and day.
The sam day was a santhuary man of W[estminster] wypyd
a-for the crosse for murder.
The x day of Feybruary was bered at sant Dunstones in the
West ser Wylliam Portman, cheyffe justice of Englande, with a
harold of armes, and a standard of armes, and pennon, and a cott
armur, and a targett, a helmett, and the crest a leberd-hed gold,
with ij snakes [coming] out of ys mowthe, with a crosse peyche (fn. 21)
gulles; a [herse], and sword, and the mantylles of blake velvett,
and ij grett wytt branchys fayre with shochyons of armes, and ij
dosen of torchys, and the powre men had go . . . gownes, and
iiij grett gylt candylstykes, with iiij p . . . garnyshed with
angelles, and armes, and penselles, and mo[ny] morners; and after
came vj juges and vij sergantes of [the coif], and after all the ynes
of the cowrte, ij and ij together; and the morow iij goodly masses
songe, and a sermon mad.
The x day of Feybruary was slayne in Nugatt market, on
Robartt Lentall, odur-wyse callyd Robart (blank), servant unto
my lord tresorer the marques of Wynchester, by a servand unto
the duke of Norffoke, and ys fottman, the wyche was ys on
sekyng. (fn. 22)
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . and iij women.
The xvij day of Feybruary was my lord Sturton cam from the
Towre, and one of ys men, unto Westmynster a-for the consell
and juges, and ther the evydens was declared a-for ys owne face
that he cold nott deny ytt.
The xvij day of Feybruary ded (fn. 23) in Chanell-rowe the good yerle
of Sussex at Westmynster.
The xviij day of Feybruary cam from the Towre unto my lord
of Preve-selle a-for serten of the consell, iiij of my lord Sturtun('s)
servandes, and ther thay where examynyd of the deth of master
Argyll and ys sune; and after they wher cared bake a-gayne by
iiij of the gard unto the (Tower).
The xxvj day of Feybruary was rayned at Westmynster halle
my lord Sturton, and for (fn. 24) the juges and dyvers of the consell, as
lord justes Broke, and the lord stuard, and my lord tresorer, and
dyvers odur lordes and knyghtes; and longe yt wher (fn. 25) or he wold
answer, and so at last my lord justes stod up and declaryd to my
lord and (fn. 26) he wold nott answer to the artyculles that was led (fn. 27) to
hym, that he shuld be prast (fn. 28) to deth by the law of the rayme (fn. 29) ; and
after he dyd answer, and so he was cast by ys owne wordes to be
hangyd, and ys iiij men, and so to be cared to the Towre a-gayne
tyll thay have a furder commondement from the consell.
[The same day was buried the earl of Sussex . . . . .
of] England at sant Lauruns [Pountney . . . . ], and the
chyrche hangyd with blake, and ys armes . . borne, and ij
goodly whytt branchys, and ij . .; and ij haroldes of armes,
and a baner of ys armes, [and iiij] banars of emages, and a x
dosen of skochyons . . . . dosen of penselles, and a cote
armur, target, [sword,] the elmett, crest, and mantylles of blake
The xxvij day of Feybruary cam toward London out of Skottland a duke of Muskovea, as [ambassador,] and dyvers of the marchandes of England, as we[ll as others] of all nassyons, and so they
mett him be [yond] Sordyche in cottes of velvett and cottes of fyne
cloth gardyd with velvett, and with frynge of sylke [and] chenys (fn. 30)
of gold; and after comys my lord Montycutte and dyvers lordes and
knyghtes and [gentlemen, in] gorgyus aparelle; and after comys
my lord mayre and althermen in skarlett, and the enbassedur ys
garment of tyssuw brodered with perlles and stones; and ys
[men in] corsse cloth of gold downe to the calffe of the leg, lyke
gownes, and he copyng capes, (fn. 31) , and so to master Dymmokes plasse
in Fanchyrche street, the marchand; and ys cape and ys nyght
cape sett with perles and stones.
The ij day of Marche rod from the Towre my lord Sturtun with
ser Robart Oxinbryge the leyff-tenantt, and iiij of my lordes
servandes, and with serten of the gard, thrugh London, and so to
Honsley, (fn. 32) and ther thay lay alle nyght at the seyne (fn. 33) of the Angell,
and the morow after to Staynes, and so to Bassyng-stoke, and so
to Sturtun, to sufer deth, and ys iiij men; and to (fn. 34) more men for
robyng of a ryche farmer in that contrey, to be hangyd, for ther
was layd by the sam farmer a-for the consell that a knyght and
ys men dyd rob him, and the knyght was layd in the Flett tylle yt
plessyd God that the theyff was taken; the knyght ys nam ys
callyd ser [blank] Wrothun knyght.
[The v day of March was buried in Northamptonshire sir
Edward Montagu, late lord chief justice of England; with] cott
armur, and targett, and sword, helmett, and man[tylls of] velvett, and iiij dosen of stayffes, ij whyt branchys . . . . dosen
of skochyons, and iiij dosen of penselles, and with . . . .
harold of armes and a hersse of wax.
The vj day of Marche was bered in Huntyngtun[shire sir]
Olever Leyder knyght, with a harold of armes, a standard and
penon of armes, a cott armur, a targett, and sword, elmett,
. . . . mantylles of velvett, and vj dosen of skochyons, and
iiij dosen of torchys, and a hersse of wax.
The sam day was hangyd at Salysbere in the markett plasse the
lord Sturtun for the deth of old master Argylle and yong Argyll
ys sune; the wyche they wher shamfully murdered by the lord,
and dyvers of ys servandes; the wyche he mad grett lamentasyon
at ys deth for that wyllfull ded that was done, and sayd as he was
on the ladder (unfinished).
The viij day of Marche was bered master (blank) with armes
and ij whyt branchys and viij storchys and iiij gret tapurs, in sant
Androws in Holborne, with prestes and clarkes.
The xvij day of Marche cam rydyng from kyng Phelype from
be-yond the see unto the court at Grenwyche, to owre quen, with
letters in post, my lord Robart Dudley, and after master Kemp
of the preve chambur, that the kyng wold com to Cales the xvij
day of Marche; and the sam day dyd pryche a-for the quen the
nuwe bysshope of Lynckolne doctur Watsun.
The xviij day of Marche was the monyth myn (fn. 35) of the yerle
of Sussex, and the hersse bornyng and standyng tyll durge, and
masse done on the morow after yt was taken downe; and master
Garter was ther to se ys standard and ys elmet, targat, cott, and
banars sett up over hym, with alle thyng longyng therto.
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . man shuld where no . . .
The xx day of Marche the Kyng cam from be-yond the see, and
cam at v to Grenwyche; at the sam tyme ther cam a shype
up by the tyde, [and as] he cam agaynst the courte gatt, he shott
a xvj [pieces] of twys, (fn. 36) the wyche wher vere (fn. 37) grett pesses, and
[cried,] God save the Kyng and the Quen.
The xxj day of Marche the Kyng and the Quen [went] thrugh
the galere unto ther closett, and ther thay [heard mass]; and ther
was ij swordes borne a-for them, on by lord Cobham, and the
thodur (by) my lord admerall; [and from] ther closett bake to
dener, boyth the Kyng and the Quen together, and ther my lord
chanseler was ther and dyvers [other lords.]
The sam day at after-non cam downe that evere (fn. 38) chyrche shuld
in London syng Te Deum laudamus by the commondement of my
lord bysshope of London, and rynggyng alle that whylle, to ryng
with grett presse (fn. 39) to God; and ther cam iij huwysse (fn. 40) of Spaneards
the sam day to London.
The xxiij day of Marche was a commondement cam that the
Kyng and the Quen wold ryd from the Towre-warff thrugh London with the nobuls of the rayme, (fn. 41) boyth lordes and lades; and
at the Towre-warff my lord mayre mett ther gracys boyth, and
thrugh London my masters the althermen and the shreyffes and
alle the crafftes of London in ther leveres, and ther standynges
set up of evere craft of tymbur, and the strett and the trumpettes
blohyng with odur enstrementtes with grett joye and plesur, and
grett shutyng of gones at the Towre, and the waytes plahyng on
sant Peter's ledes (fn. 42) in Chepe; and my lord mayre bare the septer
a-for the Kyng and the Quen.
[The xxv of March] the duke of Muskovea whent to [court,
with] a x althermen and a grett compene of [merchants, which]
be fre of Muskovea; (fn. 43) and the lord toke ys ba[rge at the] iij
Cranes in the Vyntre; and ys garment was of cloth of tyssuw,
and ys hatt and ys nyght-cape was sett with grett perlles and
ryche stones, as evere I say, (fn. 44) and ys men in cloth of gold and
red damaske in syd gownes; and so he dy. (unfinished).
The xx day of Marche was taken up at Westmynster agayn
with a hondered lyghtes kyng Edward the confessor in the sam
plasse wher ys shryne was, and ytt shalle be sett up agayne as
fast as my lord abbott can have ytt don, for yt was a godly
shyte (fn. 45) to have seen yt, how reverently he was cared from the
plasse that he was taken up wher he was led (fn. 46) when that the
abbay was spowlyd and robyd (fn. 47) ; and so he was cared, and goodly
syngyng and senssyng as has bene sene, and masse song.
The xxxj day of Marche the duke of Muskovea rod to dener
unto my lord mayre, and v knyghtes althermen and v other althermen, and mony notabull marchandes men, all they fre of Muskovea. The duke rod in a gowne of tyssuw ryche, and ys under
garmentt in purpull velvett in brodere, the gard and ys hatt and
the border of ys nyght-cape sett with owtchys of perlles and
stones, and ys horse trapyd in cremesun velvett in-brodere of
gold, and the brydylle gorgyusly be-senne; and a vii of ys men
in gownes of cremesun damaske and cloth of gold; and after
dener to ys logyng to master Demmoke('s) plasse, with the althermen and marchandes.
[The iij day of April five persons, out of Essex, were condemned for] herese, iij men and ij women, [one woman with a
staff in her hand,] to be bornyd in Smyth-feld.
The iij day of Aprell dyd pryche doctur Wattsun bysshope of
Lynckolne at Allallows the Mor (fn. 48) in . . . at after-non, wher
was grett audyens of pepull.
The sam day dyd pryche docthur Perryn the master of the
blake frers in sant Bartholomuw in Smyth-feld, at Bowe in Chepesyd dyd pryche . . . .
The v day of Aprell, the wyche was Passon [Sunday,] at Westmynster my lord abbott dyd pryche, and mad [a goodly] ser
mon as has bene hard in owre tyme.
The vj day of Aprell hangyd at Tyborne viij f . . . .
The vj day of Aprell was bornyd in Smythfeld v, iij men and ij
women, for herese; on was a barber dwellyng in Lym-strett; and
on woman was the wyff of the Crane at the Crussyd-frers be-syd
the Towre-hylle, kepyng of a in (fn. 49) ther.
The vj day of Aprell was hangyd at the low-water marke at
Wapyng be-yond santt Katheryns vij for robyng on the see.
The . . day of Aprell was slayn in Flestrete a man (blank)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
The xvj day of Aprell dyd pryche at Powlles Crosse (blank)
Murryn, (fn. 50) that was Good Fryday, and mad a godly sermon, and
ther was grett audyens.
The xix day of Aprell dyd pryche a' sant Mare spyttell docthur
Pendyltun, and mad a goodly sermon; ther was my lord mare
and xxiij althermen besyd my lord mayre, and iij juges, and alle
the masters of the hospetall with grenstayffes in ther handes,
and alle the chylderyn of the hospetall in bluw garmenttes boyth
men chylderyn and women chylderyn, that be kept with serten
landes and the cherete of the nobull cette of London, and aboyff
xx M. pepull of old and yonge, to her the sermon of old custom,
and my lade mares and the (unfinished).
The xx day of Aprell dyd pryche docthur Yonge at santt Mare
spyttylle; and ther was my lord mare and xxv althermen, none
lackyng butt master Wodderoff, the wyche makyth the full nom
bur of xxvj; and my lord Broke the cheff justes, and my lord
justes Browne, and my ser John Baker, and ser Roger Chamley,
and mony nobull gentyllmen, with the holl cete (fn. 51) boythe old and
yonge, boythe men and women.
The xix day of Aprell was a wager shott in Fynsbere feld of
the parryche of the Trenete the lytyll, of vj men agaynst vj men,
and one parte had xv for iij and lost the game; and after shott
and lost a-nodur game.
The sam owre master parsun and entryd in-to helle and ther ded
at the barle breyke with alle the wyffe of the sam parryche; and
ever was master parsun in the fyre, ser Thomas Chambur; and
after they whent and dronke at Hogston vijs in bred and bere,
butt ij quarttes of claret, alle, and after they cam to the Swane in
Wyttyngtun college to on master Fulmer a vetelar, ther they mad
good chere, and payd for yt. (fn. 52)
[The same day went to Westminster to hear mass, and to the lord
abbot's to dinner, the] duke of Muskovea, and after dener [came
into the monastery, and went] up to se sant Edward shryne nuw
set up, [and there saw] alle the plasse thrugh; and after toke ys
leyff of [my lord abbot], and ther mett hym dyvers althermen and
mony [merchants]; and so rod in-to the parke, and so to London.
The xxij of Aprell dyd pryche at sant Mare speytyll [doctor]
Watsun nuw-choyssen bysshope of Lynckolne a godly sermon.
The sam day the Kyng and the Quen removyd from Grenwyche
unto Westmynster, a-ganst sant [George's day.]
The xxiij day of Aprell was sant Gorge('s) day [the King's]
grace whent a pressessyon in ys robes of the garter; lord Talbott
bare the sword a-for the Kyng, and master (blank) bare the rod;
and doctur (blank) bare the boke of the record; and the bysshope
of Wynchaster ware ys myter, and song masse that day; and x
knyghtes of the Garter be-syd the Kyng; and secretere Peter
ware a robe of cremesun velvett with the Garter; and after the
Kyng and odur lordes and knyghtes of the garter whent to evyngsong; and ther was the duke of Muskovea was in chapell at evyngsong, and after he whent and toke ys barge and whent to London,
and after wher iij knyghtes of the garter chossen, furst my lord
F(itz)uater, my lord Gray of Wylton, and ser Robart Rochaster;
thes iij wher mad of the order.
The xxiij day of Aprell cam rydyng from the Towre the kynges
kynswoman the duches of (blank)
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . armes and a cott armur, targett, sword, helmett.
The xxx day of Aprell was bered at sant Mare Overes master
Frances Browne('s) wyff with iiij branchys [and iiij] tapurs apon
iiij gylt candyllstykes and with armes and penons; [the church
hung a]bowt with blake cloth and armes, and ij whyt branchys
and xx . . . . stayffe torchys; and the powre men had blake
gownes; and mony mornars; and a iij dosen of skochyons, and a
grett dolle of money.
The iij day of May was bered my lord Shandowes, (fn. 53) odur-wys
callyd ser John of Bryges, with ij haroldes of armes, and a herse
of wax, and ij whyt branchys, and a iiij dosen of torchys, and a
standard and a baner of armes and a targett, and iiij baners of
emages, and elmett, mantylles, and viij dosen of skochyons and
iiij baner-rolles of [arms], and viij dosen of penselles mad in the
contrey; and money mornars; and ther was a grett dolle of money,
and mett (fn. 54) and drynke grett plente as has bene sene of shyche (fn. 55) a
man in the contrey.
The xxx day of Aprell was master Perse (fn. 56) was mad knyght and
The furst day of May was creatyd at Whytt-halle master Perse
the yerle of Northumberland, with viij haroldes and a dosen of
trumpeters thrugh the quen('s) chambur, and thrugh the hall, and
a-for hym my lord of Penbroke and my lord Montyguw and then
my lord of Arundell and my lord of Rutland, and hym-self whent
in the myddes, alle in cremesun welvett in ther parlement robes,
and whyt (fn. 57) a hatt of velvett and cronet of gold on ys hed.
Item the sam day a-bowt non ther wher sarten Spaneardes
fowyth (fn. 58) at the cowrt-gate a-gaynst one Spaneard, and one of them
frust (fn. 59) hym thrugh with ys raper, and ded contenent (fn. 60) ; and ij of
the Spaneardes that kyld hym was browt in-to the cowrt by on of
the gard, and he delevered them to the knyght marshall('s) servandes to have them (to) the Marshellsay.
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . serten skochyons.
The xxiij day of Aprell was sant George('s) day [the King's]
grace whent a pressessyon at Whyt-halle [through the hall] and
rond abowt the court hard by the halle; and so [certain of] the
knyghts of the garter as they whent in ther [robes] of the garter;
the bysshope of Wynchaster dyd exsecute the masse with ys
myter; the furst as they whe[nt the lord] Montyguw, my lord
admerall, ser Antony Sely[ger, the] lord Cobham, the lord Darce, ser
Thomas Chenne, [the lord] Pagett, the lord of Penbroke, the lord
of Arundel, [the] lord tressorer, and secretore Peter in a robe of
cremesun velvett with the garter brodered on ys shuder, (fn. 61) and
[one bare] a rod of blake, and a docthur bare a boke; and [then
went all] the harodes, and then my lord Talbott bare the sword,
then sergant(s) of armes, and the Kyng('s) grace [came next], and
Quen('s) grace lokyng owt of a wyndow [beside] the cowrt on the
The sam after-non was chossen iij knyghtes of the garter, my
lord Fuwwater depute of Yrland, my lord Gray depute of Gynes,
and ser Robart Rochaster comtroller of the quen('s) howsse the iij.
And after cam the duwcke of Muskovea cam thrugh the halle, and
the gard stod in a-ray in ther ryche cottes with halbardes, and so
up to the quen('s) chambur, and dyvers althermen and marchandes; and after cam downe a-gayne to the chapell to evyngsong, and contenent (fn. 62) cam the Kyng and the knyghtes of the
garter to evyngsong; and when that evyngsong was down (fn. 63) cam the
Kyng and the knyghtes up to the chambur of presens; and after
cam the duke of Muskovea, and toke ys barge to London, and
that tyme my lord Strange bare the sword to evyngsong.
The ij day of May dyd pryche at Powlles crosse dyd pryche
docthur Chadsay, and mad a godly sermon, and ther he declaryd
that serten trayturs that was taken at Skarborow castyll, the
wyche they fled over the see a-for . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
[The iij day of May came five persons to the Tower, the chief
of those that had taken the] castylle of Skarborow in Yorke-shyre,
[viz. Stafford, Saund]urs, Seywelle, and Prowtter, and a Frenche
The iiij day of May dyd ryd a-for the Kyng and Quen in her
grace('s) preve garden ser James Garnado, and so the bridle bytt
dyd breke, and so the horsse rane aganst the wall, and so he brake
ys neke, for ys horsse thruw ym agane the wall and hys brauns (fn. 64)
The v day of May a-for non was bered my lade Chamburlayne,
the wyff of ser Lenard Chamburlayne of Oxffordshyre, with ij
whyt branchys and a fayr [herse] of wax, and v dosen penselles
and skochyons and ij dosen of [staff-torches]; xxiiij powre men
and women dyd bere them, and they [had] gownes of fyne brode
cottun of blake; and iiij baners borne abowte her; and with
prestes and clarkes, a grett compene of mornars; and ther dyd
pryche att the masse docthur Chadsay, and he mad a godly sermon; and after a grett dener; and master Longkaster was the
harold; and ther was a grett dolle of money at the cherche.
The vj day of May was bered in sant Donstones in the est ser
James Garnado knyght, with ij whytt branchys and xij stayffe
torchys and iiij grett tapurs and a ij dosen of skochyons.
Item, the xij day was bered master Tadeley haburdassher at
sant Mangnus parryche, with ij whytt branchys and xij stayff
torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and xvj pore men bare them, and
they had xvj blake cassokes and nuw capes, (fn. 65) and xvj payre of
blake stokes; (fn. 66) and he was one of the masturs of the hospetall;
with a dosen of skcohyons and d. (fn. 67)
The xiiij day of May was bornyd in Chepe-syd and odur places
in Lundon serten melle (fn. 68) that was nott swett; and thay sayd that
hey (fn. 69) had putt in lyme and sand to deseyffe the pepull, and he was
had to the conter.
The xxvij day of May at after-none was a woman grett with
chyld was slayne gohyng in Fynsbere feld with her hosband with
a narow (fn. 70) shott in the neke, the wyche she was a puterer('s) wyff.
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . masteres sumtyme the wyff of . . . . . . .
kynges bakehowsse and after the wyff of master . . . . clarke
of the grencloth boyth sqwyrers, (fn. 71) and d
The xxij day of May cam owt of the Towre . . . . vj presonars, on Thomas Stafford, and captayn Sanders, Seywell and
Prowther, and a Frencheman, and one othur; wher cast v, and so
cared to the Towre agayn [through] London by land, the wyche
thay cam from . . .
The xxij day of May was bered master Doge . . . . gren
cloth at sant Martens in the feld be-syd Charyng-crose, with ij
whytt branchys and . . . . and ij dosen of skochyons and
The xxiij day of May dyd pryche the bysshope of Wynchaster
doctur Whytt at sant Mare Overes in Sowthwarke, and ther was a
heretyke ther for to here the sermon.
The xxv day of May was raynyd at Westmynster one, a Frenche
man, that was taken at Skarborow when that Thomas Stafford
was taken with ys adherentes, and cast to dee, and so cared to
the Towre agayn.
The sam day was hangyd at Tyburne xvij; on was a nold (fn. 72)
voman of lx yere, the trongyest (fn. 73) cut-purs a voman that has ben
herd off; and a lad a cut-purs, for ys tyme he be-gane welle.
The xxvij day of May, the wyche was the Assensyon day, the
Kynges and the Quen('s) grace rod unto Westmynster with all the
lords and knyghtes and gentyllmen, and ther ther graces whent a
prossessyon abowt the clowster, and so thay hard masse.
[The xxviij day of May Thomas Stafford was beheaded on
Tower hill, by nine of the clock, master Wode being his] gostly
father; and after ther wher iij more [drawn from the To] wre, and
thrugh London unto Tyburne, and ther [they were] hangyd and
quartered; and the morow after was master [Stafford] quartered,
and hangyd on a care, and so to Nuwgatt to [boil.]
The sam mornyng was bornyd be-yond sant George's parryche
iij men for heresee, a dyssyd (fn. 74) Nuwhyngtun.
The sam for-non was bered masteres Gattes wedow, and she
[gave] vij fyne blake gowens, and xiiij for pore men of bro . .,
with ij whytt branchys and x stayffes torchys and iiij grett tapurs,
and after masse a grett dener.
The xxix day of May was the iiij heds sett upon London bryge,
and ther xvj quarters sett up, iij and ij, on evere gatt of London;
the sam mornyng was Thomas Stafford('s) body quartered.
The xxx day of May was a goly (fn. 75) May-gam in Fanch-chyrchestrett with drumes and gunes and pykes, and ix wordes (fn. 76) dyd
ryd; and thay had speches evere man, and the morris dansse
and the sauden, (fn. 77) and a elevant with the castyll, and the sauden
and yonge morens (fn. 78) with targattes and darttes, and the lord and
the lade of the Maye.
The v day of Junj was bered in sant Peters in Chepe master
Tylworth goldsmyth, with mony mornars, and with ij whytt branchys
and xij stayffes torchys, and the xij pore men had gownes of mantyll frysse, and iiij grett tapurs; and ys mas was kefth. (fn. 79) . . .
on Wyssunmonday, and after ther was a grett deener.
The vij day of Juin was a proclamassyon in London by the
quen('s) grace, of the latt duke of Northumberland was supported
and furdered by Henry the Frenche kyng and ys menysters, and
by the heddes of Dudley, Asheton, and by the consperacy of
Wyatt and ys trayturs (fn. 80) band; and the sayd kynges mynysters dyd
secretly practysse and gyff, and they favorabulle; with trumpeters
blohyng, and a x harroldes of armes, and with my lord mayre and
the althermen; and by the lat Stafford and with odur rebelles
whom he had interteynyd in ys rayme, (fn. 81) and dyver odur mo, the
wyche be ther yett on-taken.
[The same day was the Fishmongers' procession. The mass
kept at saint Peter's, in Cornhill; three] crosses borne and a C.
prestes in [copes; and clerks] syngyng Salve festa dies; and then
cam the [parish with] whyt rodes, and then the craft of Fysmongers; [and after] my lord mayre and the althermen, and alle the
offesers with whyt rodes in ther handes; and so to Polles, and
ther offered at the he (fn. 82) auter, and after to dener to the Fysmongers hall to dener.
The sam day be-gane a stage play at the Grey freers of the
Passyon of Cryst.
The viij day of Juinj cam a goodly prossessyon unto Powlles,
and dyd oblassyon at the he (fn. 83) auter, sant Clementes parryche
with-out Tempylle-bare, with [iiijxx] baners and stremars, and the
whettes (fn. 84) of the cete (fn. 85) playing; and a iijxx copes, and prestes and
clarkes, and dyver of the ennes (fn. 86) of the cowrt whent next the
prestes; and then cam the parryche with whytt rodes in ther
handes, and so bake agayne with the whettes playing, and prestes
and clarkes syngyng, home-warde.
The x day of Junij the Kyng and the Quen toke ther jorney
toward Hamtun courte for to hunt and to kyll a grett hartt, with
serten of the consell; and so the howswold tared at the Whytthalle, tylle the Saterday folowhyng they cam a-gayne to Whytthalle.
The xvj day of June my yong duke of Norfoke rod abrod, and
at Stamford-hylle my lord havying a dage hangyng on ys sadylle
bow, and by mysse-fortune dyd shutt (fn. 87) yt, and yt on (fn. 88) of ys men that
ryd a-for, and so by mysse-forten ys horse dyd flyng, and so he
hangyd by on of ys sterope(s), and so thatt the horse knokyd ys
brayns owt with flyngyng owt with ys leges.
[The xvij day of June, being Corpus Christi day, the King and
Queen went in procession at Whitehall] thrughe the halle and the
grett cowrtt-gate; [attended with as goodly] synging as ever was
hard; and my (unfinished)
The xviij day of Junj was ij cared to be bornyd beyonde sant
Gorgeus, almost at Nuwhyngtun, for herese and odur matters.
The xix day of June was bered in the parryche of sant Benettsheyroge old masteres Halle, the mother of master Edward Halle,
of Gray('s) in, the wyche he sett forthe the cronnacle the wyche
hes (fn. 89) callyd master Halle('s) cronnaculle; and she dyd give serten
good gownes boyth for men and vomen a xx; and ij feyre whytt
branchys and x stayffes torches; and master Garrett and my lade
behyng secturs (fn. 90) , and my lade War . . and master Mossear
and ys wyff and dyver odur had blake gownes.
The x day of June dyd on of the chantere prest, (fn. 91) dyd hang
hym-selff with ys gyrdylle in ys chambur; ys name was ser John.
The xiiij day of June was cared to the Towre serten gentyllmen,
blyndfeld and muffelyd.
The xx day of Junj dyd pryche my lord abbott of Westmyn
ster at Powlles Crosse, and mad a godly sermon of Dyves and
Lazarus, and the crossear holdyng the stayffe at ys prechyng;
and ther wher grett audyense, boyth the mayre and juges and
althermen, and mony worshepfulle.
The xxi day of Junj was the Sextens' prossessyon, with standards
and stremars a xxx and ode, with good syngyng and the westes (fn. 92)
playing, and the canepe borne, with iij qwerers (fn. 93) songe, thrughe
Nuwgatt and Old-bayle, and thrugh Ludgatt, and so to Powlles
chyrche-yerde and in-to Chepe a-longe to the Cowper(s') halle
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . Westmynster abbay, at afternone, and the . .
xij of the cloke.
The x[vij] day of Junj was the store-howsse at Port[smouth]
bornyd, and a gentyll-mansse howsse next unto hytt, and [both
were] borntt, and all maner of thynges for war and vetelle. (fn. 94)
The xxiij day of Junj was bered master Byrd, cow[per, at] sant
Martens in the vyntere, with ij whytt branchys and viij grett
stayffe torchys; and he gayff vare (fn. 95) good gownes to the pore men
and women; and money mornares gownes, and the powre had
blake gownes; and iiij grett tapurs . . . clarkes, and after to
drynke spysse-bred and wyne; and the morowe masse and a
sarman, and after a grett dener and a dolle, for he dyd gyffe
The sam day at sant Martens, the santuare lane e[nd, was a]
pelere (fn. 96) sett ther, and ther was a gold-smyth sett on for [making]
conterfett rynges, and causyd them for to be sold for g[old, and]
bolles (fn. 97) lyke sylver and gold; and a woman sett up, for she was the
broker, and theseller of the rynges.
The xxiiij day of June was goodly serves (fn. 98) kept at the Frere
Austens by the marchandes strangers as has bene sene.
The xxix day of June, was sent Peters day, was a smalle fare (fn. 99)
keft (fn. 100) in sant Margatt cherche-yerde, as wolle (fn. 101) and odur smalle
thynges, as tornars and odur: and the sam day was a godly
prossessyon, the wyche my lord abbott whent with ys myter and
ys crosse and a grett nomber of copes of cloth of gold, and the
wergers (fn. 102) , and mony worshephull gentyll-men and women at Westmynster, went a prossessyon.
The sam day at after-non was the ij-yere myne (fn. 103) of good master
Lewyn, yrmonger, and at ys durge was alle the leverey; the furst
master altherman Draper; and after to her plasse, (fn. 104) and they had a
kake and a bone a pesse, (fn. 105) be-syd the parryche and all comers, and
wyne he-nowgh for all comers.
[The last day of June, saint Paul's day, was a goodly procession
at saint Paul's. There was a priest of every] parryche of the
dyosses of Londun, [with a cope, and the bishop] of Londun
wayreng ys myter; and after cam [a fat buck,] and ys hed with
the hornes borne a-pone a baner [-pole, and] xl hornes blohyng
a-for the boke and be-hynd.
The sam day was the Marchandes-tayllers' fest, [where] was
master of the compene master George Eytune; and thay [had] lx
bokes (fn. 106) at the fest, and he gayffe to ys one (fn. 107) parryche [two] bokes
to make mere (fn. 108) ; and ther dynyd at the fest [the lord] mayre and
the shreyffes, and dyver worshephulle men, and my lord mayre
dyd chusse master Malere altherman shreyff for the kyng for thys
The sam day the Kyng('s) grace rod on untyng (fn. 109) in-to the forest,
and kyllyd a grett stage (fn. 110) with gones.