1555 (July - Dec)
The furst day of July whent in-to Smythfeld to borne (fn. 1) master
Bradford, a grett precher by kyng Edwards days, and a talow
chandler('s) prentes (fn. 2) dwellyng by Nugatt, by viij of the cloke in
the mornyng, with a grett compene of pepull.
The sam day was bered good master Thomas . . . . .
altherman, sum tyme shreyff of London, and [a hearse] with ij
whyt branchys and xij longe torchys [a hearse] stayffe torchys
and iiij grett tapurs, and xij gownes gyffen unto xij pore men of
blake peneston, and the compene of the Clarkes and mony prestes
and . . . armes of the body and the tapurs, and ther wher
. . . blake gownes, and after durge speysse-bred and wine;
and the morow masse of requeem, and ther dyd pryche a frere of
Grenwyche, and a grett dolle.
The ij day of July was the Marchand-tayllers' fest, and ther
dynyd my lord mayre and dyvers of the conselle and juges and the
shreyffes and mony althermen and gentyllmen, and thay had
agaynst ther dener lviij bokes and ij stages (fn. 3) ; the master of the compene master Jeye Wade sqwyre, (and the wardens) master Eton,
master Rowe, and master Hylle, and master God, and all v borne
in London and tayller(s') sunnes alle.
The vj day of July rod to Tyburne to be hangyd iij men, and
on drane (fn. 4) upon a hyrdyll unto Tyburne for qwynnyng (fn. 5) of money.
[The viij day of July were three more delivered out of Nugate,
and sent into the country to be burned for heretics.]
The xij day of July was bornyd at Canturbery iiij men for herese,
ij prestes and ij laye men.
The xxj day of July was cared to the Towre, [in the] morning
erlee, (fn. 6) iiij men; on was the good-man of [the] Volsake (fn. 7) with-owt
The xxj day of July dyd pryche at Althermare [church]
Recherdson the Skott, that was the reder at Wyttyngton college,
from on (fn. 8) tyll iij of the cloke, and ther was the grettest audyense
that has ben sen in a parryche; and he came thedur to have
recantyd, butt he wold nott.
The ij day of August was a shumaker bornyd at sant Edmundebere in Suffoke for herese.
The viij day of August, between iiij and v in the mornyng, was
a presoner delevered unto the shreyff of Medyllsex to be cared
unto Uxbryge to be bornyd; yt was the markett day—owt of
The ix day of August was a generall prossessyon at London
with all the chylderyn of skolles (fn. 9) in London; and all sextens,
and all clarkes, and all prestes; and the bysshope of London, and
my lord mayre, in ther leveray, from Powlles done (fn. 10) Chepesyd, and
thrugh Bokelars-bere and Walbroke, and up Watlyng-stret to
The iij day of August the Quen and Kynges grace removyd
from Hamtun Court unto Hotland, (fn. 11) a iiij mylles of: has her grace
whent thrugh the parke for to take her barge, ther mett her
grace by the way a powre man with ij chruches, and when that
he saw (fn. 12) her grace, for joy he thruw hys stayffes a-way, and
rane after her grace, and sche commondyd that one shuld gyff ym
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The xv day of August was a grett ffett on the see (fn. 13) be-twyn the
Frencmen and the Flemmyng, and ther wher dyvers of boyth
partes slene, and boyth men and shypes and dyvers taken, and the
The xxiij day of August was bornyd at [Stratford]-of-bowe, in the
conte of Mydyllsex, a woman, [wife] of John Waren, clothworker, a
huphulster [over] agaynst sant Johns in Walbroke; the wyche
. . . . John her hosband was bornyd with on Cardmaker in
Smythfeld, (fn. 14) for herese boyth; and the sam woman had a sune (fn. 15)
taken at her bornyng and cared to Nuwgatt [to his] syster, for
they will borne boyth.
The xxiiij day of August cam from Rome at afternone the
bysshope of Ely, (fn. 16) the bysshope of Banger, (fn. 17) the lord Montycutt
vycontt, ser Hare Husse, and dyvers odur.
The xxvj day of August cam from Westmynster, rydyng thrugh
London unto Towrs-warff, the Kyng and the Quen, and ther thay
toke ther barge unto Grenwyche, and landyd at the long bryge,
and reseyvyd by my lord chanseler, and my lord of Ely, and my
lord vycont Montyguw, master comtroller, master Sowthwell, and
dyvers mo, and the gard, and dyvers holdyn torchys bornynge,
and up to the Frers, and ther thare graces mad ther praers, and at
her grace('s) landyng received ix or x suplycasyon(s), and so bake
agayn to the court with a c. torchys bornyng.
[The xxviii day of August went out of Newgate certain] heretykes to borne in the contrey.
The xxix day of August, (which) was the day of Decolacyon of
sant John Baptyst, the Marchand-tayllers kept masse at Sant
Johnes be-yond Smyt-feld, and my lord of Sant Johnes dyd offer
at masse, and ser Hare Hubylthorne, ser Thomas Whytt and
master Harper, althermen, and all the clothyng. And after the
iiij wardens of the yeomanry, and all the compene of the tayllers,
a 1d. a pesse; and the qwyre honge with cloth of arres, and after
masse to the Tayllers' halle to dener.
The same day the Kyng('s) grace toke ys jorney toward Dover,
and with a grett compeny, and ther tared for the wynd, and ther
the shypes lying rede (fn. 18) for ys grace gohyng over see.
The xxx day of August was cast at yeld-hall, for robyng (fn. 19) of
the quen('s) warderobe, one John Boneard, a servantt of hers,
dwellyng be-syd the Warderobe at the Blake Frers, and cast. The
sam day were cast, for robyng of ther masturs, ij. wher prentes, (fn. 20)
and the thurd was a servyngman, the prentes dwellyng in Boke
larbere, for kepyng of herers, (fn. 21) and after send (fn. 22) unto the bysshop('s)
presun at Startford in Essex.
The xxxj day of August whent out of Nugatt a man of Essex
unto Barnett for herese, by the shreyff of Medyllsex, to borne
The iiij day of September the Quen('s) grace and my lady
Elsabeth, and all the court, dyd fast from flessh, and toke the Popes
jubele and pardon grantyd to alle men.
[The same day were certain bishops, viz. doctor Corwyn archbishop of] Duvylyne, [doctor William] Glyne bysshoppe of
Bangor, (and) doctur (James Turberville) bysshope of Exsseter,
alle consecratyd at Powlles.
The x day of September was bered my lade Lyons, the mares (fn. 23)
of London, with a goodly [herse] mad in sant Benet-sherog
parryche, with ij branchys, and xxiiij gownes of blake for pore
men; and thay had xxiiij torchys, with v banars, one of armes,
and iiij of emages, and vj dosen pensells, and vij dosen of skochyons, and ij harold(s) of armes, and c. mornars in blake, and the
althermen folohyng the corsse, and after the [company of] the
Grosers, and the morow the masse, and master H . . dyd
pryche, and after a grett dener.
The xv day of September dyd pryche at Powlles (blank), and he
declaryd (the) Pope('s) jubele and pardon from Rome, and as
mony as wyll reseyffe ys pardon so to be shryff, (fn. 24) and fast iij days
in on (fn. 25) wyke, and to reseyffe the blessed sacrement the next
Sonday affter, clen remyssyon of all ther synes tossyens quossyens
of all that ever they dyd.
The xx day of September was cared from Nugatt unto the
lolrar stowre (fn. 27) serten men.
The xxix day of September was the grettest rayn and fludes that
ever was sene in England, that all low contreys was drounyd, and
in dyver plasses boyth men and catell drounyd, and all the
marssys, (fn. 28) and sellers (fn. 29) boyth of wyne and bere and alle (fn. 30) and odur
marchandysse, in London and odur plassys, drounyd; and the
rayne begane after Bathellmuw-tyd telle sant Edwardes tyde, after
not x days fayre.
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. . . . . . ij goodly whytt branchys and xij longe torchys
. . . . . stayffes torchys grett, and a c. mornars in blake,
[xij poor] men and xij women, and all xxiiij in rosett gownes
[and the] vomen raylles apon ther heds, and iiij gylt candyllstykes, with iiij grett tapurs and xx prestes and xx clarkes.
The sam day at after-none was bered master Barthelett sqwyre
and prynter unto Kyng Henry; and was bered with pennon and
cote-armur, and iiij dosen of skochyons and ij whytt branchys and
iiij gylt candyllstykes, and mony prestes and clarkes, and mony
mornars, and all the craftes of prynters, boke-sellers, and all stassyoners a . . .
The vij day of October was a robere be-syd . . . . parke of
clothears, so they foyth (fn. 31) long, at last the th[ieves] over-cam them,
and toke alle the goodes, and cot ther hors leges off and kyllyd
The ix day of October was a servyngman, [the] penter('s) broder
that war bornyd at Staynes, was bered in Morefeld be-syd the
doge-howsse, be-caus he was not resseff (fn. 32) the ryctes of the chyrche,
and thys lawe.
The (blank) day of October was bered doctor Wottun, phessyssyon, in Woodstrett, with ij whyt branchys and xij longe torchys
and vj stayff torchys and mony (mourners).
The xvj day of October was the Sargent(s') of the law fest, (fn. 33) and
vij mad the sam day, and a grett dener after, and kept at the
[The same day were burnt at Oxford for heresy doctor Latimer,
late bishop of Worcester, and doctor Ridley,] late bysshope of
London; [they were some] tyme grett prychers as ever was; and
at ther bornyng dyd pryche doctur Smyth, sum-tyme the master
of Vetyngtun (fn. 34) colege (blank).
The xxvj day of October was sett on the pelere [one] for spykyng of sedyssyous wordes, and had
The xxviij day of October in the mornyng was set up in Fletstrett, be-syd the well, (fn. 35) a payre of galaus, and ij men hangyd, for
the robere of a Spaneard, (and they were) hangyng aganst the
Spaneardes gate be-tyme in the mornyng, and so hangyng alle the
day in the rayne.
The xxix day of October ther wher ij goodly pennes (fn. 36) deckyd
with gones and flages and stremars, and a m. penselles, the penes
pentyd, on whyt and bluw, and the thodur yelow and red, and the
oars and gowne (fn. 37) lyke coler; and with trumpets and drumes, and
alle the craftes in barges and stremars; and at the ix of the cloke
my nuw lord mayre and the shreyffes and the althermen toke
barge at the iij Cranes with trumpets and shalmes, and the whetes
playhyng; and so rod to Westmynster, and toke ys othe in the
cheyker, (fn. 38) and all the way the penoys (fn. 39) shutyng of gones and playhyng up and done; and so after cam backe to Powlles warffe, and
landyd with gret shutyng of gownes and playng; and so in Powlles
cherche-yerde ther mett the bachelars and a goody pagyant, and a
lxvi. men in blue gownes, and with goodly targates and gaffelynes (fn. 40)
and a duwlle, (fn. 41) and iiij talle men lyke wodys alle in gren, and
trumpets playing a-for the mare—the iij yere of Quen Mare.
[The xiij day of November doctor Gardiner, bishop of Winchester, and lord chancellor of England, died in the morning,
between twelve and one of the clock, at the King's] plasse, the
wyche ys callyd Whyt-hall; [and by] iij of the cloke he was
browt by water [to his own] plasse by sant Mary Overes; and by
v of the [clock his bow]elles was taken owt, and bered a-fore the he (fn. 42)
[altar; and] at vj the knyll begane ther, and at durge and masse
contenuyd ryngyng alle the belles till vij at nyght.
The xiiij day of November be-gane the knyll for the most ryght
reverent father in God my lord chaunseler of England, doctur
Sthevyn Gardener, byshope of Wynchastur, and of the preve
consell with kyng Henry the viijth and unto quen Mare quen of
England; and with a hersse of iiij branchys, with gylt candyllstykes, and ij whytt branchys and iij dosen of stayffes-torchys, and
all the qwyre hangyd with blake and armes, and a durge songe;
and the morow masse of requiem, and alle bysshoppes and lordes
and knyghtes and gentyllmen; and my lord bysshope Bonar of
London did syng masse of requiem, and doctur Whyt bysshope of
Lynkolne dyd pryche at the sam masse; and after all they whent
to his plasse to dener.
The sam day at after-none was durge in evere parryche in London, and a hersse and ryngyng, and the morow masse of requiem,
and so prayd for after the old custom.
The xxj day of November at none be-gane the knyll for my
lord chanseler, for then was the body browt to the chyrche of sant
Mare Overes, with grett compene of prestes and clarkes, and alle
the bysshopes; and my lord of London dyd exsecute the offes, and
ware ys myter; and ther wher ij goodly whyt branchys bornyng,
and the harsse with armes and (tapers) bornyng, and iiij dosen of
stayffes; and all the qwyre with blake, and ys armes; and afor the
corse the kyng of haroldes with ys cot, and with v baners of ys
armes, and iiij of emages wrothe (fn. 43) with fyne gold and inowlle (fn. 44) ;
and the morowe-masse iij masse, one of the Trenete, on of owre
Lade, and (the) iij of requiem for ys solle; and after to dener; and
so he was put in a hersse tyll a day that he shall be taken up and
cared unto Wynchaster to be bered ther.
[The xxvj of November a stripling was whipt about London,
and about Paul's cross, for speaking against the bishop] that
dyd pryche the Sonday a-for.
The iiij day of Desember was a voman [set in the] pelere (fn. 45) for
beytyng of her chyld with rodes and . . . . . to peteusly;
and the sam day was a man and a voman cared a-bowt London at
a care-arse (fn. 46) for baudry and . . .
The furst day of December was reseyvyd with pressessyon my
lord cardenall Pole into Westmynster abbay; and ther mett hym
x[viij bishops,] and the bysshope of Yorke dyd menyster with ys
myter; [and they] whent a pressessyon a-bowt the chyrche and
The ix day of December was the parlement [adjourned] at the
Whyt Hall, her grace('s) place—the iij yere; and so to Sant
James thrughe the parke.
The x day of Desember was had to the Towre ser Anthony
Kyngston knyght, and to the Flett, and cam owt a-gayn shortely
The xiij day of Desember was bered at sant Androwes in the
Warderobe master Recherd Stokdun, gentyllman of the warderobe,
with ij goodly whyt branchys and xiij stayffes-torchys, and xiij pore
men, and thay had gownes of mantell frysse, and iiij grett tapurs,
and money mornars; and the strett hangyd with blake and armes;
and money prestes syngyng; and the morowe masse and alffe a
trentall of masses, and after the offeryng a sermon (by) a doctur
callyd master Sydnam, a gray frere of Grenwyche.
[The xv day of December, before the sermon at Paul's cross
began, an old man, a shepherd,] be-gane to spyke serten thynges
and rayllyng, [whereupon he was] taken and carett (fn. 47) to the conter
for a tyme.
The xviij day of Dessember be-twyn [8 and 9] of the cloke in
the mornyng, was cared in-to Smythfeld to be bornyd on master
(Philpot, archdeacon of Winchester, (fn. 48) ) gentyllman, for herese.
The xx day of Dessember was bered at sant Donstones in the
Est master Hare Herdsun, altherman of London and skynner, and
on of the masturs of the hospetall of the gray frers in London, with
men and xxiiij women in mantyll fresse gownes, a hersse of
wax, and hong with blake; and ther was my lord mare and the
swordberer in blake, and dyvers odur althermen in blake, and the
resedew of the aldermen, at ys beryng; and all the masters, boyth
althermen and odur, with ther gren stayffes in ther handes,
and all the chylderyn of the gray frersse, and iiij men in blake
gownes bayryng iiij gret stayffes-torchys bornyng, and then xxiiij
men with torchys bornyng; and the morowe iij masses songe;
and after to ys plasse to dener; and ther was ij goodly whyt
branchys, and mony prestes and clarkes syngyng.