Diary: 1560 (Jan - June)

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1560 (Jan - June)

The furst day of January the prynche of Swaythen rod to the cowrt gorgyusle and rychele, and in gard in velvet jerkyns and holbardes in ther handes, and mony gentyll-men gorgyosly with chenes of gold.

The iij day of January was cared from Knyghtryder-stret unto Jhesus chapell under Powlles with prestes and clarkes syngyng my good lade Shandos wedow, with ij harolds of armes, with v baners of armes of her hosbandes and hers and of her petegre, and iiij dosen skochyons, and the chyrche wher hangyd with blake and armes; and a sermon; and after to her plasse to dener.

The iiij day of January was bered in sant Donstons in the west latt byshope of Carlell doctur Hobbellthorpe, (fn. 1) with alff a dosen skochyons of armes.

The (blank) day was bered doctur (Bayne), (fn. 2) late byshope of Lychfeld and Coventre, in sant Donstons in the west.

The v day of January ryd a-bowt London iiij women for baudere, dwellyng (unfinished)

The sam day was a gentyll-man a-restyd for dett, and ther was dyvers gentyll-men and servyng-men, master Cobam and odur, and toke ym from the offesers, and cared im to the Rose taverne; and ther was a grett fray, that boyth the shreyffes wher fayne to cum, and so they cam to the Rose taverne, and toke all the gentyll-men and ther servandes, and cared them to the conture. (fn. 3)

[The vj day of January, being Twelfth day, in the afternoon] my lord mare and the althermen, and all the [crafts,] and the bachelers of the mare('s) cumpene, whent to [saint Paul's] after the old custum, and dyd pryche (blank)

The sam nyght was sett up a skaffold for the play halle, (fn. 4) and after play was done ther was a goodly maske, and after a grett bankett that last tyll mydnyght.

The viij day of January was bered at sant Botulf with-owt Algatt my lade Darce, the wyff of ser Arthur Darce knyght; and so the chyrche and the quer wher hangyd with blake and armes, and so browth (fn. 5) to the chyrche with xxx [priests] and clarkes syngyng, and ther was ij haroldes of armes, master Clarenshux and master Somersett in ther ryche cottes; [then] cam the mornars, in gownes and cottes; then came . . . that bare a pennon of armes, and the corse, with a ryche palle; there was a C. in blake, and xxiiij men and women pore had gownes; and master Juell byshope of Salysbere dyd pryche; and the(re) was a communyon; and all the morners offered; and after a grett dolle of money; and, all done, to the plasse to dener, for ther was a grett dener, and there were (fn. 6) vij dosen of skochyons of armes.

The sam day of January dyd pryche at Powlles crosse the nuw byshope of London, master Gryndalle.

The ix day of January was sessyons in the Old Bayle, keft (fn. 7) for one Wylliam North and ys man for the kyllyng of on master Wynborne with-owt the west dore of Powlles, be-syd master Harpfeld('s) howse, and ther they wher cast by the xij men to be hangyd in Powlles chyrche-yerd by that plasse wher he was kyllyd.

The x day of January in the mornyng was a nuwe payre of galows sett up with-owtt the west dore of Powlles, and be-twyne ix and x of the cloke a-for none wher Wylliam North and ys man browth (fn. 8) thether by the ij shreyffes, and ther hangyd boyth tyll iiij at after-non; and so the hangman cutt them downe, and cared (them) in-to sant Gregore chyrche-yerd, and ther was a grayff (fn. 9) mad, and so they wher strypyd of all, and tumbelyd nakyd in-to the grayff, in the corner of the est syd of the chyrche-yerde.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . abowt a xij of the [clock] . . . . gentyll-man with-in the Whyt frers . . .

The xij day of January was cared from the Whyt frers master Recherd Chetwod sqwyre, with prest and clarkes, and with a penon of armes and a cott armur, and master Somersett, harold of armes, bare ys cot-armur; and a xx morners in gownes and cottes; and a ij dosen skochyons of armes. Master Benton mad the sermon; and after to ys plasse to dener; ther was a grett dener; and vj pore men had good blake [gowns]; and a dolle.

The sam day was sessyons at Nuwgatt, and ther . . . wher cast xij, and vj was bornyd in ther hand, and the . . . . was iij cared to Tyburne, and ther hangyd, and on rep[rieved].

The sam nyght was a fray be-twyn ij of the Swaythen (fn. 10); on kyllyd, a gentyll-man of ys owne contrey.

The xij day of January ded (fn. 11) good master docthur Whyt, latt byshope of Wynchestur, in Hamshyre, at ser Thomas Whytes plasse, the wyche ded of a aguw; and he gayff myche to ys servandes.

The xix day of January dyd ryd in a care on Laugh, a brown baker, for fornycasyon, dyver tymes provyd.

The sam day was a man sett on the pelere (fn. 12) in Sowthwarke, for he toke cartes for the quen, and was no taker, but toke a pesse of money, and lett them goo to dyvers men, sum ij s., xx d., xij d., and vj d., so yt was knowne.

The xx day of January the sam man was set on the pelere in Chepe-syde for the sam offens.

The xv day of January was cared to be bered (fn. 13) master doctor Whyt, late byshope of Wynchester, unto Wynchester, and bered ther.

The xxj day of January by ix of the cloke my lord mare (fn. 14) and the althermen whent by water to the cowrt in skarlett, and ther he was mad knyght by the quen.

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The xxiij day of January . . . . . . . . . . unto Westmynster, and ther they wher cast . . .

The xxvij day of January was cared from [Black] frers unto sant Martens at Ludgatt to be bered my lade Harper, by her furst hosband ser Gorge H[arper knyght,] and the wyff of master Carlton, with a pennon of armes, and ij dosen and a d' (fn. 15) of of skochyons of armes, and re . . mad in the chyrche and hangyd with blake and armes; and haroldes of armes, master Clarenshux and master Somersett, [and] mony morners in blake; the cheyff morner was . . .

The sam day cam rydyng to London, and so [entered] at Ludgatt, the good yerle of Shreusbery, with a C. [men] rydyng, and so to Cold Harber to ys owne plasse.

The xxv day of January wher mad at Powlles by the nuw byshope of London lx prestes, menysters, and decons, and more.

The xxx day of January was bered in sant Margettes-moyses master Busse skynner, on of the masturs of the hospetall, (fn. 16) and ther was all the masturs of the hospetall with gren stayffes in ther handes, and all the masters of ys compene in ther leverey, and a xx clarkes syngyng; and he gayff a xij mantyll frys gownes, vj men and vj women; and ther dyd pryche master Juell the nuw byshope of Salysbere, and ther he sayd playnly that ther was no purgatore; and after to ys howse to dener, and ther was a xvj morners in blake gownes and cottes.

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The xxx day of January the vecontt Montacute and ser Thomas Chamburlayn knyght toke theyr journey toward the kyng of Spayne.

The ij day of Feybruary ther was taken [at the] Frenche inbasadur's plasse, the dene of Powlles, (fn. 17) was candyllmas day, ther was a masse sayd, and ther was dyvers men and women taken [up,] and browth (fn. 18) to my lord mayre, and sum to the conter.

The sam day at after-non my lord mare and the althermen, and all the craftes, whent to Powlles after old maner, and ther was a sermon by the (blank).

The iiij day of Feybruary was bered in sant Mare Wolnars (fn. 19) in Lumbard-strett master (blank) with ij dosen skochyons of armes.

The sam tyme besyd Pye corner a man dyd hang ym-seylff.

The ix day of Feybruary at after-none, a-bowtt iij of the cloke, wher v men wher hangyd at sant Thomas of watherynges; one was captayn Jenkes and (blank) Ward and (blank) Walles and (blank) Beymont and a-nodur man, and they wher browth (fn. 20) up in ware (fn. 21) all ther lyffes,—for a grett roberre done.

The xv day of Feybruary was cared from Flett-strett unto sant Alphes at Crepull-gatt to be bered master Francis Wyllyams, the brodur sune (fn. 22) to my lord of Tame.

. . . . . . . . . . . . cheyffe ere to my lord of Tame, with . . . . armes and a cott armur and a harold master Rychmond, and mony morners in blake, and a xij gentyllmen . . . . and a xx clarkes syngyng, and master Veron dyd pryche a sermon.

The xxiij day of Feybruary was cared from (Black) frers over the water to Parys garden, and ther was a hors-lytter rede to care (fn. 23) her to Blechyng-led (fn. 24), [my] lade Carden, the wyff of ser Thomas Carden, to be bered.

The xxviij day of Feybruary, was Aswedensday, at . . . in Turnagayn-lane in sant Pulkers paryche a lame [woman] with a kneyff kyllyd a proper man.

The xxix of Feybruary was bered in sant Martens parryche the wyff of master (blank) Cage sarter, (fn. 25) and he gayff xx . . . gownes and xij mantyll frys gownes unto xij pore women, and xij clarkes syngyng; and master Pylkyngton dyd pryche, the nuw byshope of Wynchastur, (fn. 26) and after a dolle of money, a j d. a-pesse.

The xx day of Feybruary dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master Nowell; and ther was a man dyd pennans for he would have a-nodur wyffe, the wyche he had on afore.

The furst day of Marche was a proclamasyon by the quen('s) grace and the consell that no man nor woman, nor they that kepys tabulles, shuld ett no flese in lentt nor odur tyme in the yere that ys commondyd (fn. 27) by the chyrche, nor no bucher kyll no flese, but that they should pay a grett fyne, or elles vj ours (fn. 28) on the pelere, (fn. 29) and in-presoment x days.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and after taken downe and cared . . . . . . . . knyght marshall('s) servandes unto the nuw pet . . . . . Cornhylle and ther a serten tyme. . .

The iij day of Marche, abowtt vij of the [clock] in the mornyng, cam in a servyngman with a [horse-load] of flesse of dyver kyndes, and ther yt was st[ayed] and after cared (fn. 30) the horse and yt to my lord mare (by) the porter of Byshope-gatt, and lett hym goo.

The sam day dyd pryche at Powlles crosse the nuwe byshope of London master Gryndall, in ys rochet and chyminer; and after sermon done the pepull dyd syng; and ther was my lord mayre and the althermen, and ther was grett audyence.

The sam day at after-non dyd pryche at the curte (fn. 31) the byshope Skore, (fn. 32) in ys rochett and chyminer, and ther was grett audyens, and after (unfinished)

The vj of Marche dyd pryche at the court doctur Byll dene of Westmynster that day in the quen('s) chapell, the crosse and ij candylles bornyng and the tabulles standyng auter-wyse.

The sam day at after-none was sessyons at Nuwgatt, and ther was raynyd (fn. 33) the lame woman that kyllyd the yonge man in Turnagayne lane and a dosen more, and the lame woman cast.

The viij day of Marche dyd ryd in a cart abowtt Londun a bocher and a bocher('s) wyff, that (fn. 34) was here servand, and the wyche was her hosband('s) brodur.

The sam day of Marche [rode to hanging] xj; vij wer men, and iiij women; on woman the sam woman that kyllyd the man in Turnagayne lane; and on man was a gentyllman; and a-nodur [a priest,] for cuttyng of a purse of iij s. but he was [burnt] in the hand afore, or elles ys boke (fn. 35) would have [saved] hym,—a man of liiij yere old.

The viij day of Marche dyd pryche at the cowrt, afor non, master Pylkyngtun the nuw byshope of Wynchaster, (fn. 36) and ys matter whent myche to ma[intaining] Oxford and Cambryge skullors, (fn. 37) and the byshopes and [clergy] to have better levyng. (fn. 38)

The x day of Marche dyd pryche at Powlles the byshope Skorre, (fn. 39) and ther was my lord mare and the althermen, and grett audyence, and he prechyd in ys rochett and ys chymber.

The xj day of Marche dyd pryche at the court doctur Sandes byshope of Wosseter.

The xij day of Marche was bered at Dyttun my lade Barkeley, the wyff of ser Mores Barthelay knyght, with a penon of armes and a iiij dosen of skochyons, and a harold of armes, master Rychemond.

The tuwsday the xij day of Marche was slayne in Powlles chyrche-yerd on master Bodeley a gentyll-man of the Tempull by on of master Alcokes servands, wher he supyd the sam nyght, at the constabulle('s) howse of sant Martens the Sanctuarij.

The xiij day of Marche dyd pryche at the cowrt master (blank)

[The xv day preached at court] master (blank) the wyche he mad a nottabull sermon that the quen('s) grace gayff hym th[anks] for hys payne, butt sum men wher offendyd.

The xvj day of Marche whentt to berehyng [from the] Bell in Cartter lane on master Bodeley, a gentylman of the Tempull that was slane in Powlles cherche-yerd by on of Alkokes servands, and ther fechyd hym a C. ge[ntlemen] and odur to bryng hym to the Tempull, and xx clarkes syngyng, and after bered.

The xvij day of Marche dyd pryche at Powlles cross Veron, parsun of sant Marttens att Ludgatt, and ther was my lord mare and the masters the althermen, with mony more pepull; and after the sermon done they songe all, old and yong, a salme in myter, (fn. 40) the tune of Genevay ways.

The sam day at after-non dyd pryche at the cowrt [at] the prychyng plasse master Juell the nuw byshope of Salysbere, in ys rochett and chymmer.

The xix day of Marche at santt Martens at Ludgatt all the belles of the chyrch dyd ryng a grett pelle, (fn. 41) and after done all the pepull dyd syng the tune of Geneway, and with the base of the organes, for ther he (fn. 42) was myttyd parsun, and he mad a sermon that tyme.

The xiiij day (of) Marche was cared from London, when they were examynyd be-for the consell, for a grett robere by one Duncombe gentyllman and ys companyons by them commytted; and (received by) master Autre shreyff of Bedford-shyre; and then he and ys sayd fellous wher hangyd, wher the sad (fn. 43) master Duncombe myght se thow (fn. 44) or iij lordshyps whyche shuld have bene his yf his behavyor had bene good; and ther they were hangyd all.

The xxij day of Marche dyd ryd in a care, with a basen tynglyng a-for, ij that rode a-bowt London that cam owtt of Sowthwarke, for the woman was bowd to a gyrle of xj yere olde, and browth (fn. 45) her to a stranger.

The xx day of Marche was the nuw byshope of Lychfeld and Coventre ys wyff was a broght to bed, ys nam master Bentun, (fn. 46) on London bryges at the sygne of (blank)

[The xxij day of March preached at court the same master Bentham,] byshope of Lychfeld and Coventre.

The xxiiij day of Marche, was mydlentt sonday, dyd pryche at Powlles [doctor] Sandes the nuw byshope of Wosseter, and ther was m[y lord mayor] and the althermen, and he prychyd in ys rochett [and chiminer,] and ther was my lord the erle of Bedford, and dyvers g[entlemen] and grett audyens of pepull.

The xxiiij day of Marche, was mydlent sonday, master Barlow byshope of sant Davys dyd pryche at the cowrtt, but the quen was not at yt; butt ther was mony pepull; and he was in ys rochett and ys chymmer, and at v of the cloke yt ended; and contenentt (fn. 47) her chapell whent to evy[ning song,] and ther the crosse stood on the auter, and ij candylstykes and ij tapurs bornyng, and after done a goodly anteme song.

The xxvij day of Marche was proclamasyon [at the] cowrt and at the crosse in Chepe and at the strett tyme . . Lumbard street in dyvers plasses, of the Frenche [king] and the Skottys quen, boyth in Englyus and Frenche, with [a] trumpett blohyng, and a harold of armes, master Clarenshux, in ryche cotte, with a serjant of armes with a grett masse, (fn. 48) and the ij shreyffe(s) all on hors-bake.

The sam day dyd pryche at the cowrt master Wysdom.

The xxviiij day Marche cam by water at afternone unto Somersett plasse the duke of Vanholtt. (fn. 49)

The xxix day of Marche dyd ryd in a cartt ij women.

The xxxj day of Marche dyd pryche at Polles crosse Crolley, the wyche was Passyon sonday, sum tyme a [exile, and a learned writer, afterwards minister of St. Giles, Cripplegate. (fn. 50) ]

[The ij day of April, Alley, bishop elect of Exeter, preached at court,] aganst blasfemy, dysse, (fn. 51) and women, and drunkenes.

The (v) day of Aprell dyd pryche at the courtt master Chenney, that was Fryday afor Palm sonday.

The vij day of Aprell, the wyche was Palm sonday, dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master Wysdom.

The sam day dyd pryche at the court my lord the byshope of Canturbere, (fn. 52) and made a nobull sermon.

The x day of Aprell cam from sant Mare spytyll the Quen (of the May?) wyth a (blank) M. men in harnes, boyth queners (fn. 53) in shurth (fn. 54) of malle and cosselet and mores pykes and a x gret pesses, cared thrugh London unto the court, with drumes and fluttes and trumpetes, and ij mores dansyng, in the cartt wher ij quyke bers, (fn. 55) and London fond a (unfinished)

The xj day of Aprell toke ys jorney from the byshope of Wynchastur('s) plasse the duke of Swaynland, (fn. 56) the wyche he kept the nobulle howse that ever dyd stranger in England for cher, for he spent more and gayff grett gyftes and reywardes as a . . .

The xj day of Aprell the Quen('s) grace kept her monde (fn. 57) in her halle at the cowrt at afternon, and her grace gayff unto xx women so many gownes, and on woman had her best gowne, and ther her grace dyd wosse ther fett, (fn. 58) and with a nuw whyt cupe her grace dronke unto evere woman, and they had the cupe, and so her grace dyd leyke-wyse unto all, and evere woman had in money (blank). [The same afternoon she gave unto pore men, wo]men, and chylderyn, both holle (fn. 59) and lame, in sant James('s) parke ij d. a-pese, a [thousand people and upwards.]

The xiij day my lord mare mad a proclamassyon that all maner of wyld fulle (fn. 60) and capons and conys and odur thynges and set a pryse of all kyndes of pultere (fn. 61) ware, and a penalte for the brykyng.

The xv day of Aprell dyd pryche at sant Mare spyttyl withowt Byshope-gatt master Bentun. (fn. 62)

The xvj day of Aprell was bered in the parryche of sant Myghell in Quen-heyff master John Bedy . . sqwyre latt clarke of the gren cloth unto quen [Mary?] with the compene of the Clarkes of London, and then cam the morners, and then the corse, with vj skochyons with ys armes a-pone hym, and master Beycun (fn. 63) mad the sermon, and after to ys plasse to dener, for ther was a grett [dinner].

The sam day dyd pryche at sant Mare spyttyll master Colle.

The sam nyght be-twyn vij and viij of the cloke yt lythenyd and thundered and after raynyd vare (fn. 64) sore as has bene.

The xvij day of Aprell dyd pryche at sant Mare spytyll master Juelle.

The xvj day of Aprell at viij of the cloke at nyght ther was a kyng cam from the dene of Rochester from super, and gohyng to ys logyng, and he had ij knyghtes that dyd wheyt (fn. 65) on ym, and ther was shyche lythnenyng and thunderyng that yt thruw down on of ys knyghtes to the grond, and lykyd a bornyd the dodur, (fn. 66) and on of (his) servand(s) was so freyd (fn. 67) that ys here (fn. 68) stod up, and yt wyll never come downe synes.

. . . . . . . . . . . bishop of Lond]un docthur Boner, with (unfinished)

The xxj day of Aprell dyd pryche at the Powlles [cross] master Samsun, and ther was my lord mare and all the althermen, and ther he concludyd (fn. 69) the iij sermons that was at the [cross]; ther was grett audyense as has bene sene ther.

The sam day at after-non was grett justes at the curtt, and at the tylt, and ther rod the trumpeters blohyng (in) skraff(s) (fn. 70) of whyt and blake sarsanett, and master Clarenshus, Norrey, Somersett, and Lankaster, and Rychemond, and Yorke, and Ruge dragon, and evere of them havyng a skarff a-bowt ther ne[cks, of] whyt and blake sarsenett, and ther rane of the (unfinished)

The xxiij day of Aprell, was sant Gorge day, the Quen('s) grace and the knyghtes of the Garter whent a prossessyon with all her chapell in copes of cloth of gold, a xxviij copes, and the Quen and all the knyghtes wore ther robes, rownd a-bowt the hall to the cowrt-y[ard,] and all the haroldes of armes in ther cottes of armes.

The xxiiij day of Aprell was bered good mastores Malere, (fn. 71) the wyffe of master Malore altherman and latt shreyff of London, the wyche she ded in chyld-bed of xvij chyldern, and bered with-in sant Thomas of Acurs; the wyche she gayff [to the] pore (blank) gownes, and ther was the clarkes syngyng; master (blank) dyd pryche; and mony mornars, and gret mone mad (fn. 72) for her.

The xxiv day of Aprell was bered at sant Magd[alene's] master Hansley a grocer, and he had a dossen of skochyons of armes, and ther was the masturs of the compene of the Grocers, and prestes and clarkes syngyng, and master Juelle the byshope of Saylbere (fn. 73) dyd pryche, and he gayff (blank) gownes unto pore men; and ther was at ys berehyng all the masters of (the) hospetalle with ther gren stayffes in ther handes.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [the Queen with the lord R]usselle whent downe unto Depford . . . . . . shype and her nuw galley, and dynyd in the s[hip] and ther my lord admerall mad her grett ch[eer, and] after wher serten brygendar (fn. 74) wher red (fn. 75) with [furniture of] ware; (fn. 76) and ther wher iiij lytyll pennys (fn. 77) de . . . . . hordenanse, and gayff grett sawtt (fn. 78) unto the breg[antine] and shott grett ordenanse and fowth (fn. 79) were ser . . . . . . all maner of artelere, and ther youe shuld [have] sene men sthrone (fn. 80) in-to the water, and horlyng stones and mores pykes; and ther was grett fythe (fn. 81) be-twyne the bryg dendar [and the] pennys, and as grett shutyng as cold be; ther wher a-boyff iiij thowsand of pepull [on the water] and the land.

The xxviij day of (April) dyd pryche at the [Paul's] crosse master Coverdalle, and ther was my lord mare and the althermen, and ther was grett audyense.

The sam day at after-none att the court was grett justes, my lord of Sussex and my lord Robartt Dudley and ij more a-gaynst the yerle of Northumberland and my lord Ambrose Dudley and my lord of Hunsdon and master Cornewalles and (blank): and ther was mony stayffes broken; and ther stod in the standyng as juges my lord markes of Northamtun, my lord of Ruttland, and my lord of Penbroke, and my lord admerall and the Frenche inbassadur, and master Garter and master Norey dyd wrytt wome (fn. 82) dyd rune; and by chanse of the brykyng of a stayff a pesse fluw up wher the juges sitt and hyt my lord of Penbroke (blank) and ther rod the trumpeters and the haroldes of armes.

The xxix day of Aprell whent to hangyng ix men and one woman to Tyburne.

The xxx day of Aprell was bered in sant Gregore chyrche in Powlles chyrche-yerd master Payne skynner, and gayff armes, and ther was the masturs of compene of the Skynners in ther (livery,) he had a sermon, and the clarkes . . . . . . . . . . .

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The . . . day of May was a . . . . . knyghtes of the Garter for soper, and the next . . . . and soper with all maner kyndes of fysse [and flesh,] boyth venesun and all maner of folle (fn. 83) [of all] kyndes and by (blank) cloke (fn. 84) was send (fn. 85) a com[mand] that they shuld come away, boyth . . . knyghtes and all here servandes of all offeses, [and] brynge as myche as cold be savyd; the [same] nyght was browth (fn. 86) unto Westmynster, the quen . . . for sant Gorge('s) fest that shuld have bene at W[indsor] as the old costume has bene.

The sam nyght cam the Quen('s) grace came from Westmynster in her barge, and dyvers odur barges, with drumes and fluttes and trumpettes blohyng, and odur musyke, downe on London syd, and over the water to the thodur syd, and so up and downe to the cowrt with (unfinished)

The v day of May dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master Mollens archedeyken of London, and he mad a goodly sermon, and ther was my lord mare and the althermen, and grett audyense was ther.

The xij day of May was kept the fest of sant Gorge at Wyndsore, with serten knyghtes of the Garter a-poyntted ther for the fest.

The xiij day of May was bered mastores Palmer, the wyff of (blank) Palmer vyntoner dwellyng at the sant . . . hed at Ludgatt, and he gayff in gownes and cottes a x . . . and at her berehyng was the cumpene of the Vyntoners in ther leverey, and Veron dyd pryche at her berehyng.

The sam day was serten qwynners (fn. 87) taken and browht (fn. 88) a-for the consell, and from thens cared to the Towre.

The xiiij day of May was the sam men cared to Westmynster hall how they shuld do theyre, and ther they wher cast and cared to the masselsay.

The xiiij day of May ded . . . . . .

The xiij day of May ded ser Marmeduke Constabull . . . . in the contey of . . . .

The xiiij day of May the Quen('s) grace removyd from Westmynster by water unto Grenwyche, and as her grace was gohyng by water not so farre as . . ., cam by water to her grace master Henry Perse (fn. 89) owt of F[rance,] with serten tydynges.

The xviij day of May ther was sent to the shypes men from evere hall in whyt cottes and red crosses, and gones (fn. 90) to the quen('s) shypes.

The xix day of May dyd pryche at Powlles [cross] my lord byshope of Ele, docthur Kokes, (fn. 91) sum-tyme dene of Westmynster, and ther was browth (fn. 92) hym word that one had fond a (blank) of money, and any man cold or cane tell what money yt was, lett cum, and they shall have yt.

The xx day of May was send to the Towre master Fecknam, docthur Wattsun latt byshope of Lynkolne, and docthur Colle latt dene of Powlles, and docthur Chadsay; and at nyght abowtt viij of the cloke was send to the Flett docthur Score, and master Fecknam the last abbot of Westmynster, to Towre.

The sam day was bered mastores Russell wedow in sant Mathuw parryche, and she gayff a xx gownes and cottes of blake, and a xij gownes to xij women, and they gayff unto master Parre a blake gowne and a tepytt (fn. 93) that mad the sermon; and ther was the compene of the Clarkes syngyng, and after a grett dener.

The xxij day of May was a mayd sett on the pelere (fn. 94) for gyffyn (fn. 95) her mastores and her howse-hold poysun, and her ere cutt, and bornyd in the brow.

The xxiiij day of May the sam mayd was set on the pelere (fn. 96) the sam mayd, and after had her thodur ere (fn. 97) cut for the sam offens.

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The . . day of May [was buried mistress Allen the] wyff of master Wylliam Allen altherman and lethers[eller; and] she ded in chyld-bed, and ther wher mony morners in blake, and the masters of the hospetalle with ther gren stayffes; and he gayff to pore women (blank) gownes . . . when the compeny of ys craftes and the compene of [the Clerks,] and after to ys plase, and ther spyse-bred and wyne.

The xxvj day of May dyd pryche at Powlles crosse [master] Skambeler, my lord of Canturbere('s) chapelen, and ther was my lord mayre and my masters the althermen, and a grett audyense.

The xxvij day of May was the obseque and fen[eral] of master docthur Wende, fessyssyon (fn. 98) at Cambryge, a penon of armes and a cott armur, and vj dosen and d' (fn. 99) of skochyons of armes, and a harold of armes master Somersett, and . . morners in blake, and he gayff mony gownes to pore men, and ther was a grett dolle, and thether resortyd xx m[iles] off vC. pepull and had grett plente of mett and drynke, boyth hosses (fn. 100) and barnes and feldes, grett store as has bene [seen] for a men (fn. 101) gentyllman, and gret mone mad. (fn. 102)

The sam day was the Clarkes' dener, and they had evynsong over-nyght at Yeld-hall colege, and the morow a communion, and after to the Carpynters' hall to dener.

The sam day was bered mastores Grafton at Criste-chyche, the wyff of master Grafton the cheyff master of the hospetall, and of Brydwell; and sche had a ij dosen and a half skochyons of armes, and ys plase and all the cowrt to the grett gatt next the strett was hangyd with blake and armes, and mony morners in blake, and he gayff unto powre (unfinished)

Item in gaune (fn. 103) wyke callyd Rogasyon weke they whent a prosessyon with baners in dyvers plases, boyth in Bockynghamshyre and in Cornwall in dyvers plases, and in dyvers plases they had good chere after.

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The xxviij day of May ther was a m [aid] sett on the pelere (fn. 104) for the sam of-fense [of poisoning,] and bornyd in the brow.

The xxix day of May toke ther gorney (fn. 105) into Skotteland master Syssell (fn. 106) secretore and master docthur Wattun (fn. 107) my (unfinished).

The xxx day of May was the ij maydes [set] on the pelere, (fn. 108) one for the ruwmor rane that she was ded because she fell in a swone the iij . . .

The furst day in mornyng of June ded master [Hussey] sqwyre, and a grett marchand of the Muskovea and odur plases, and a-ganst ys bereall was mad pennons of armes and a cott armur, and a vj dosen of skochyons of armes.

The ij day of June my lord the byshope of London mad a goodly sermon a-boyff in Powlles. (fn. 109)

The iij day of June at nyght whent to the Towre my old lord the byshope of Ely, doctur Thurlbe.

The v day of June was bered master Husse sqwyre, and a grett marchand-ventorer and of Muskovea and haburdassher, and with a C. mornars of men and vomen; hand (fn. 110) he had v pennons of armes, and a cotte armur, and ij haroldes of armes master Clarenshux and master Somersett; and ther was Powlles qwyre and the clarkes of London, and bered at sant Martens at Ludgatt by ys sun (fn. 111); and all the cherche hangyd and ys plasse with blake and armes, and a vj dosen and d' (fn. 112) of skochyons of armes; and master Alley the redere of Powlles prychyd boyth days; ser Wylliam Garrett, ser Wylliam Chester, master Loge the shreyf, master Argalle, master Bulle, and master Husse (his) sune, and dyver odur mornars, and after to the plasse to dener, a godly plasse.

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. . . . Barwyke by captayn . . . . . . . mantyll frys jerkens all gunners.

The x day of June was the master of the compene of Skyners fest, and ther mony worshepfull men wher [at] dener, for ther was a worshepfull dener, and ther was chosen the master of felowshipe master Flecher, and master warden[s chosen] master Clarenshux (fn. 114) and iij mo, and afterward they wher [brought] home by the leverey; and master Clarenshux mad a grett bankett for the masters and ys compene, furst spyse-bred, cheres (fn. 115), straberes, pepyns, and marmelade, and sukett, comfets, and portynggalles (fn. 116) and dyvers odur dyssys (fn. 117), epocras, rennys (fn. 118) [wyn], clarett wyn, and bere and alle grett plente; and all was welcome.

The sam day was the masters the Grosers, and ther dynyd my lord mare and dyvers althermen and the shreyffes and [many] worshepfull men and dades (fn. 119) and gentyllmen and gentyll-women; ther was a nobull dener as has bene ther.

The sam day was had to the Towre the (arch-)byshope of (York) docthur Heth, latt chanseler of Engeland by quen Mare('s) days, and part by quen Elesabeth('s) days.

The sam (day) was cared to the Flett docthur Colle (fn. 120) latt dene of Powlles.

The xij day of June dyd ryd in (a) care (fn. 121) a-bowtt London ij men and iij women; one man was for he was the bowd, and to brynge women unto strangers, and on woman was the wyff of the Bell in Gracyous-strett, and a-nodur the wyff of the Bull-hed be-syd London stone, and boyth wher bawdes and hores, and the thodur man and the woman wher brodur and syster, and wher taken nakyd together.

The sam day at after-non toke hys horse toward Walles, (fn. 122) with a vij-skore horse, ser Henry Sydney to be the lord presidentt ther of Walles, as my lord of Tame was; the quen and the consell gayff yt hym to be governer ther.

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The . . day of . . . . . . . browth women unto strangers.

The xviij day of June was sent to the Towre secr[etary] Boxhalle unto quen Mare, and doctur Borne latt byshope of Bayth, and docthur Trobullfeld (fn. 123) latt byshope of Excetur.

The xxiij day of June was had to the contur docthur Frere, and the next day was delevered hom.

The xx day of June was the fenerall of ser Marmaduke Constabull knyght, with ys standard and ys cott armur and ys pennon of armes, and with skochyons [of] ys armes and hers. (fn. 124)

The xxiiij day of June, was Mydsomer day, sant John the baptyste, was Marchand-tayllers' fest, and ther was grett chere, and the nuw master was chosen master Manearlin, and master warden master Rosse, and the ij. warden master Meryk; and ij renters master Duckyngtun and master Sparke.

The xxviij day of June dyd ryd in a care (fn. 125) abowt London mastores Warner, sum-tyme the wyff of master Warner sum-tyme serjantt of the ammerallte, for baudre to her doythur and mayd, and both the doythur and the mayd with chyld, and she a hore.

The sam day was bered (fn. 126) at Maydston in Kentt master Hearenden sqwyre, with xij skochyons of armes.

The xxvij day of June the penters (fn. 127) whent in hand with the yerle of Huntyngtun('s) berehyng.

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  • 1. Owen Oglethorpe.
  • 2. Ralph Bayne.
  • 3. Counter.
  • 4. Probably the hall of the lord mayor's company.
  • 5. brought.
  • 6. In MS. way.
  • 7. kept.
  • 8. brought.
  • 9. grave.
  • 10. Swedes.
  • 11. died.
  • 12. pillory.
  • 13. buried.
  • 14. William Hewit.
  • 15. half.
  • 16. i. e. Christ's Hospital.
  • 17. i. e. the ambassador was lodged at the Deanery.
  • 18. brought.
  • 19. Woolnoth.
  • 20. brought.
  • 21. war.
  • 22. brother's son.
  • 23. ready to carry.
  • 24. Blechingley.
  • 25. salter?
  • 26. Read Durham.
  • 27. i. e. forbidden.
  • 28. hours.
  • 29. pillory.
  • 30. carried.
  • 31. court.
  • 32. Scory.
  • 33. arraigned.
  • 34. i. e. the man.
  • 35. i. e. the benefit of clergy. See Mr. Thoms's Anecdotes and Traditions, pp. 1, 119.
  • 36. Read Durham.
  • 37. scholars.
  • 38. living, i.e. income.
  • 39. Scory.
  • 40. metre.
  • 41. peal.
  • 42. Apparently Veron.
  • 43. said.
  • 44. two.
  • 45. brought.
  • 46. Bentham.
  • 47. incontinently.
  • 48. mace.
  • 49. Holstein.
  • 50. Strype.
  • 51. dice.
  • 52. Matthew Parker.
  • 53. queeners, attendants on the queen.
  • 54. shirts.
  • 55. live bears.
  • 56. Swedeland, or Sweden.
  • 57. Maundy.
  • 58. wash their feet.
  • 59. whole.
  • 60. fowl.
  • 61. poultry.
  • 62. Bentham.
  • 63. Becon.
  • 64. very.
  • 65. wait.
  • 66. other.
  • 67. affrayed, i. e. frightened.
  • 68. hair.
  • 69. i. e. recapitulated. This was termed the Rehearsal Sermon.
  • 70. scarf.
  • 71. Mallory.
  • 72. moan made.
  • 73. Salisbury.
  • 74. brigantine.
  • 75. ready.
  • 76. war.
  • 77. pinnace.
  • 78. assault.
  • 79. fought.
  • 80. thrown.
  • 81. fight.
  • 82. who.
  • 83. fowl.
  • 84. clock.
  • 85. sent.
  • 86. brought.
  • 87. coiners.
  • 88. brought.
  • 89. Percy.
  • 90. guns.
  • 91. Cox.
  • 92. brought.
  • 93. tippet.
  • 94. pillory.
  • 95. giving.
  • 96. pillory.
  • 97. other ear.
  • 98. physician.
  • 99. half.
  • 100. houses.
  • 101. mean, i. e. of the middle rank.
  • 102. moan made.
  • 103. gang, i. e. perambulation.
  • 104. pillory.
  • 105. journey.
  • 106. Cecill.
  • 107. Wotton.
  • 108. pillory.
  • 109. i. e. in the Shrowds, or triforium.
  • 110. So in MS.: the word is usually written &.
  • 111. son.
  • 112. half.
  • 113. reader.
  • 114. William Harvey.
  • 115. cherries.
  • 116. oranges? from Portugal.
  • 117. dishes.
  • 118. Rhenish.
  • 119. Read ladies.
  • 120. Cole.
  • 121. car.
  • 122. Wales.
  • 123. Turberville.
  • 124. i. e. his wife's.
  • 125. car.
  • 126. buried.
  • 127. painters.