The Common Paper: Assistants taken in, 1575, 1580/1, 1581, 1587

Pages 68-69

Scriveners' Company Common Paper 1357-1628 With A Continuation To 1678. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1968.

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Assistants taken in, 1575, 1580/1, 1581, 1587

[p. 285] (fn. 1) Mr Norden [and] Mr Brende, Wardens. 19 June 1575 whiche Daie Kydd, Kevall & Langham were called to be assastannts.

Thomas Godfrey, Thomas Went, Bartholomew Brokesby, (fn. 2) Peter Baker, John Dalton', Anthony Higgons, Paul Pope [deleted], Humfrey Broke,

Paul Pope, Thomas Browne, (fn. 3) Thomas Stafferton', William Squire, Ralph Carkeke, William Onslowe, Thomas Hulson, Francis Kydd, George Kevall, John Langham.

Thomas Brend, sen. [and] Francis Kydd, Wardens, 1 March 1580 Assistanntes newly taken in and elected the daye and yere aforesaid, viz'— Bernard Garter, Thomas Shorte, John Tumor, John Walker, William Dermer, Simon Wrench, Thomas Redforth, Robert Preston, Henry Burre, William Search, Robert Mannsell, Emanuel Mannsell', John Taylor, Thomas Brende, jun.

Put at the elecc'on of theis assistentes—

The Two Wardeyns aforsaid, John Dalton', Anthony Higgens, Paul Pope, William Squyre, Ralph Karkeke, George Kevall'.

All theis were put at the elecc'on of all the said assistentes, Except the said John Turno', Robert Mannsell', John Taylo', At the elecc'on of which thre this xvijth day of Julie 1581 were p'sent the said Wardeyns, the said John Dalton', Humfrey Brooke, Paul Pope, Thomas Browne,1 George Kevall', John Walker, Emanuel Mannsell'.

In the Tyme of Mr Dalton' & Mr Squier [and] Mr Kevall, Wardeyns, was admytted Into the assistance Richard Blake.

In the tyme of Mr Poope, M[aste]r, Mr Onslowe [and] Mr Langham, Wardeyns, was taken into the Assistance the xxvj of July 1587 Richard Bouth.


  • 1. This is a very confused page; it has been treated partly as a transcript.
  • 2. This and the two previous names are marked 'mort'.
  • 3. The word 'mort' written against this name.