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RECORDS OF EARLY ENGLISH DRAMA 



Records of Early English Drama 




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LINCOLNSHIRE 



EDITED BY JAMES STOKES 



1 

The Records 



THE BRITISH LIBRARY 

and 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS 



© University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2009 
Toronto Buffalo 
Printed in Canada 

First published in North America in 2009 by University of Toronto Press Incorporated 

ISBN 978-1-4426-4000-9 

and in the European Union in 2009 by 

The British Library 

96 Euston Road 

London NWl 2DB 

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data 

A catalogue record for this title is available from The British Library 

ISBN 978-0-7123-0948-6 



Printed on acid-free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper 
with vegetable-based inks 



Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication 

Lincolnshire / edited by James Stokes. 

(Records of early English drama) 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents: 1. The records - 2. Editorial apparatus. 
ISBN 978-1-4426-4000-9 (set of 2 volumes) 

1. Performing arts - England - Lincolnshire - History - Sources. 

2. Theater - England - Lincolnshire - History - Sources. 
I. Stokes, James (James David) u. British Library 

PN2595.5.L46L46 2009 792.09425'3 C2009-901213-8 



The research and typesetting costs of 

Records of Early English Drama 

have been underwritten by the 

National Endowment for the Humanities and the 

Social Sciences and I lumanities Research Council of Canada 



Contents 



VOLUME 1 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Vll 
SYMBOLS 2 
THE RECORDS 3 



Records of Early English Drama 



The aim of Records of Early English Drama (reed) is to find, transcribe, and publish external 
evidence of dramatic, ceremonial, and minstrel activity in Great Britain before 1642. The 
executive editor would be grateful for comments on and corrections to the present volume and 
for having any relevant additional material drawn to her attention at reed, 150 Charles St West, 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1K9 or s.maclean@utoronto.ca. Detailed information about 
the reed series can be found on the internet at <http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/publist.html>. 

Alexandra f. Johnston University of Toronto director 

sally-beth Maclean University of Toronto associate director /executive editor 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



SENIOR ADVISORS 



Caroline barron Royal Holloway, University 

of London 
peter Greenfield University of Puget Sound 
john mcgavin University of Southampton 
C.E. mcgee University of St Jerome's College 
a.m. nelson University of California, Berkeley 
Barbara d. palmer University of Mary 

Washington 
j.a.b. somerset University of Western Ontario 
Robert tittler Concordia University 

EDITORI A I STAI I 

CAROLYN BLACK Assistant Editor 
TANYA hagen Bibliographer 
gori) oxley Typesetter 
AKi.iANt ralph Associate Editor 

ABIGAIL ANN YOUNG Associate Editor 



ian archer Keble College, Oxford 
david bevington University of Chicago 
peter clark University of Helsinki 
l.m. clopper Indiana University 
john Craig Simon Fraser University 
matthew davies Centre for Metropolitan 

History, University of London 
joanna dutka University of Toronto 
ian LANCASHIRE University oi Toronto 
peter Meredith Universit) of Leeds 
david mills University of Liverpool 
david palliser University ot 1 eeds 
richard proudfooi King's College, 

I ondon 



Acknowledgments 



For an editor the best part of a reed volume (apart from it's being finished) is the opportunity 
to acknowledge those who have contributed to its making. On the formal level reed is a pre- 
eminent scholarly team; it is also a seemingly endless informal network of generous experts on 
several continents, ready to help in ways great and small. I am honoured and delighted to be 
able to thank one and all for their invaluable contributions to the making of this collection, but 
with a special thanks to reed's Executive Editor and Associate Director, Sally-Beth MacLean. 
She has been a guiding friend to this collection from first day to last. 

On the formal level, during production the book becomes a sustained collaborative effort 
of the most intellectually rewarding kind. During that process the contributions of the reed 
editorial team are substantive and too various to fairly represent, but I will try: Sally-Beth 
MacLean (oversight of all aspects of production, the contribution of bibliographical backup 
research, original research for venues featured on the Patrons and Performances Web Site); Abigail 
Ann Young (managing editor of production, paleographical checking, Latin translations, Latin 
Glossary checking and compiling, Old French checking and translation, proofing); Arleane 
Ralph (managing editor of production during the first phase, paleographical checking, Index); 
Carolyn Black (editorial checking, copy-editing, proofing); Patrick Gregory (Latin translations 
checking and glossary checking and compiling); Jason Boyd (editorial checking, original patrons 
research and troupes/events data on the Patrons and Performances Web Site); Tanya Hagen 
(bibliographical checking); Toby Malone (bibliographical backup research); Gord Oxley 
(computer corrections, typesetting); William Cooke (English Glossary); Subhash Shanbhag 
(cartography); Sylvia Thomas (checking in Lincolnshire); Jessica Freeman and Stephanie 
Hovland (checking in London); Kirstie Jackson (checking in Oxford and Cambridge); William 
Edwards (Old French checking and translation); and John Craig, reed Senior Advisor (identi- 
fication of a new entry in the Leverton churchwardens' accounts). I would also like to thank 
Robert Tittler, member of the reed Executive, and two anonymous external readers, all three 
of whom provided extremely helpful comments and suggestions on the Introduction to the 
collection; and reed's Director, Alexandra Johnston, for checking the English Glossary and 
helping complete the check of the Index for Volume 2. My thanks as well to former reed 
bibliographers Ian Lancashire and Theodore DeWelles, for their invaluable bibliographical 
research on Lincolnshire early in the project. 

A number of fellow reed editors most generously provided assistance: Anne Brannen 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 



(Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire), for on-going dialogue concerning cross-border identiry 
and connections among musicians and players; John Coldewey (formerly for Essex), for 
references to Lincolnshire waits in the Nottingham civic records; James Gibson (Kent), for 
transcriptions and other assistance with Tattershall College records; David Klausner (Wales), 
for Lincolnshire records at the Huntington Library; John McKinnell (Durham), for information 
concerning Stamford Priory accounts at Durham; Barbara Palmer and John Wasson (Derbyshire, 
Yorkshire West Riding), for references to Stamford waits in the Clifford and Slingsby family 
papers, and the records of Bolton Abbey; and Diana Wyatt (Beverley), for access to her research 
on civic drama in Beverley. I hope that I might return in kind these very considerable favours. 

I would like to offer special thanks to several additional individuals: Andrew Ashbee, 
Chairman of Snodland Historical Society and Honorary Curator or Snodland Millennium 
Museum; Roger Bowers, Jesus College, Cambridge University; Bruce Barker-Benfield, the 
Bodleian Library; Michael Carter and Allison Cresswell, Centre for Kentish Studies; Caroline 
Dalton, Archivist, New College, Oxford; Fiona Kisby; Suzanne Paul and Gill Cannell (Sub- 
librarians, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University); Mary Robertson, the Huntington 
Library; the late Graham Runnells, Professor Emeritus, School of European Languages and 
Culture, University of Edinburgh, for providing transcriptions, translations, and descriptions 
from the household accounts of King John of France; Jim Turner, neh Fellowships Program 
Analyst (for his assistance in navigating the process of applying for an neh fellowship); Robin 
Harcourt Williams, Librarian and Archivist, Hatfield House; Magnus Williamson, University 
of Newcastle; and Frances Willmoth, Cambridge University Library. 

A great many people in Lincolnshire provided access to the records and offered generous 
assistance of other kinds during my twelve years of research on the collection. I owe particular 
thanks to the entire staff of Lincolnshire Archives for their unfailingly helpful responses to my 
many requests for documents, microfilm, and other assistance, notably G.A. Knight, Principal 
Archivist, and his successor, Susan Payne, Principal Keeper; Adrian Wilkinson, Collections 
Officer; Nigel Colley, former Search Room Supervisor; and Joanne Finch, former Search Room 
Assistant (the latter three for answering innumerable questions and for their friendship through 
the years); Claire Mitchell, Librarian; Amanda Goode, former Keeper, Collections Management; 
Kevin Best, Collections Officer, and Christine Smith, Clerical Officer. 1 am privileged to offer 
special thanks as well to Dr Nicholas Bennett, Vice-Chancellor and librarian, Lincoln (. athedral; 
Eleanor Nannestad, Community Librarian, and Gill Major, 1 ibrary Assistant, Lincoln Central 
Library; John Wilson, Archivist, Mrs Carol Moss, Archives Assistant, and the late Edward 
Gillett, Honorary Archivist, North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby; J.W Belsham, 
Honorary Curator, and his successor Tom ( Irimes, Spalding C iendemen's Society; 1 )enis Seward, 
Mayor's Officer (retired), and Boh Williams, Honorary Archivist of the library at .Stamford 
[own Hall, Stamford; [can Barber, Stamford Library, for assistance with early sources related 
to the Stamford bull-running; Mrs Jean 1 Inward, Honorary Curator, I he Museum, Louth, 
for information about early I OUth, including streets and dwellings; Mr 1. farmer, ( ommittcc 
Services Manager and his assistant, Mr Twiddy, Boston Town Hall, for access to the Boston 
civic records before the transfer of those records to Lincolnshire Archives; Key Duncan Barnes, 
Vicar of 1 )onklgton and Bicker; ( 1 1 1 i s Williams, Senior I )eputy I IcadtcaJicr, ( hi im S I lospital 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 



School, Lincoln, for his answers to queries concerning the early records of Lincoln School; and 
to Ruth Kennedy, Royal Holloway, University of London, for sharing her ground-breaking 
work on a guild poem to St Katherine in its connection with the town of Stamford. 

The University of Wisconsin has provided sustained and absolutely essential support 
in various ways that reflect its traditional commitment to research. From the University of 
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, my gratitude to Michael Williams, Chair of English; successive deans 
of the College of Letters and Science, Justus Paul, Lance Grahn, and Charles Clark; the 
University Personnel Development Committee; and successive vice-chancellors and provosts, 
William Meyers, Virginia Helm, and Mark Nook. My gratitude, as well, to the University of 
Wisconsin System for two sabbaticals; to the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW- 
Madison, for System Fellowships in 1997-8 and 2002-3, and honorary fellowships there in 
2005-6 and 2006-7; and to the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries for a grant-in-aid to 
conduct bibliographical research in 2003. 

Several institutions and individuals provided absolutely essential financial support. I would 
like to express my appreciation to the National Endowment for the Humanities for its ongoing 
support of the reed project, and for an neh Fellowship in 2006-7 that made both the 
completion of this book and substantial progress on the reed collection for Suffolk possible; 
the American Philosophical Society for research grants in 1996 and 1998 to complete the 
primary research for the book, on site, in England; Father Edward Jackman and The Jackman 
Foundation; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the British 
Academy; and the F.K. Morrow Foundation. 

The following libraries, repositories, and individuals gave permission to publish extracts 
from manuscripts in their collections: Bibliotheque nationale de France; Bodleian Library, 
University of Oxford; The British Library; Dean and Chapter of Lincoln and Lincolnshire 
Archives; Diocese of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Archives; Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle 
Trust and Lincolnshire Archives; Huntington Library, San Marino, California; Lumley mss, 
Earl of Scarborough's Children's Trust, Sandbeck Park, Yorkshire; Marquess of Bath, Longleat 
House, Warminster, Wiltshire; Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire; 
North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby, Lincolnshire; Donington Parish Church Council; 
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond; Somerset Record Office (who sought to contact 
the depositor of the Letters of Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine); Spalding Gentlemen's 
Society; Stamford Corporation; Trustees of the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust 
and Lincolnshire Archives; Trustees of the 10th Lord Monson and Lincolnshire Archives; and 
Viscount De L'Isle, Penshurst, Kent. 

My special thanks to my mentor and friend, John Wasson, for opening the doors to a life 
of scholarship; to Tamara Stasik, doctoral candidate, Indiana University, for her valuable work 
as my research assistant during two summers in Lincoln; and to my dearest wife Bobbie, for 
just about everything. 



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Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online edition (2004-9) 

<http://www.oxforddnb.com/> 
Records of Early English Drama 
A.W. Pollard and G.R. Redgrave (comps), Short-Title Catalogue .. 

1475-1640 
The Victoria History of the Counties of England 
D.G. Wing (comp), Short-Title Catalogue . . . 1641-1700 
(after folio, membrane, page, or sheet number) see endnote 
lost or illegible letters in the original 
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matter in the original added in another hand 
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Diocese of Lincoln 



c 1235-53 

Bishop Robert Grossetestes Letters and Mandates 

Letter 107* 

contra scotales Robertus Dei gracia Lincolniensis episcopus dilecto in Christo filio archidiacono 5 
N. salutem graciam & benediccionem. Ex relatu fidedigno audiuimus quod 
plurimi sacerdotes archidiaconatus vestri, Deum non timentes nee homines 
reuerentes, horas canonicas aut non dicunt aut corrupte dicunt et id quod 
dicunt sine omni deuocione aut deuocionis signo, imo magis cum euidenti 
ostensione animi indeuoti dicunt. Nee horam obseruant in dicendo que 10 
comodior sit parochianis ad audiendum diuina, sed que eorum plus consonat 
libidinose desidie. Habent insuper suas focarias quod, & si nos & nostras 
lateat cum inquisicionem super huiusmodi fieri facimus hijs per quos fiunt 
inquisiciones periuria non timentibus, non debet tamen vos sic latere qui 
presencialiter super eos tarn per vos quam per decanos & bedellos vestros 15 
continue vigilare tenemini. Faciunt eciam vt audiuimus clerici ludos quos 
vocant miracula, & alios ludos quos vocant inductionem Maij siue Autumpni, 
& laici scotales, quod nullo modo vos latere posset si vestra prouidencia 
super hijs diligenter inquireret. Sunt autem quidam rectores & vicarij & 
sacerdotes qui non solum audire fastidiunt predicacionem fratrum vtriusque 20 
ordinis sed sicut possunt, ne audiat eos populus predicantes aut eis confiteatur, 
maliciose prepediunt. Admittunt eciam, vt dicitur, predicatores questuarios ad 
predicandum qui solum talia predicant qualia nummum melius extrahunt, 
cum tamen nos nullum questuarium licenciemus ad predicandum sed solum 
concedimus vt per sacerdotes parochiales eorum negocium simpliciter 

Letter 107 collation: 5m contra scotales] CD omit 5-21 Robertus ... confiteatur] 
missing in A due to loss of leaf 5 Robertus] B omits 6 N.] tali CD 10 indeuoti] 
deuoti C, corrected to r in ] deuoti by C or C 1 11 sit] B omits 17 miracula] BC 
omit 17 siue] festum D 18 posset] possit D 18 prouidencia] prudencia CD 
20 qui non] now now C 20 predicacionem] praedicatores D 24 licenciemus] 
licentiamus B, corrected to licentiemus by B or B 1 2S vt] quod vt B 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN C 1235-53 

exponatur. Quia igitur vos estis Iudas Machabeus debentes templum Domini 
ab omni inquinacione purgare, non eneruiter sed viriliter & fortiter, ad eius 
imitacionem in hijs & huiusmodi agentes, nos autem vicem tenemus senis 
Mathatie filio precipientis de zelo obseruationis legum patemarum & de 
fortiter pugnando contra legum diuinarum aduersarios. Vos in Domino 
monemus, exhortamur, & firmiter iniungimus quatinus ad predicta & hijs 
similia purganda vos sicut vir accingatis, prelia Domini fortiter preliantes & 
inordinata predicta &C similia ad ordinem reducentes, compellendo sacerdotes 
ad debite peragendum diuina obsequia, ad focarias expellendum, ad 
inducendum efficaciter populum vt fratrum vtriusque ordinis predicaciones 
deuote & attente audiat eisque humiliter confiteatur, ad non admittendum 
questuarios ad predicandum. Miracula eciam & ludos supranominatos 
& scotales, quod est in vestra potestate facili, omnino exterminetis & 
cohabitacionem Christianorum cum Iudeis, quantum vobis possible est, 
impedire curetis. Valeat, &c. 

1236 

Bishop Robert Grosseteste's Letters and Mandates 

Letter 22* 



20 



Robertus Dei gracia Lincolniensis episcopus dilectis in Christo filijs vniuersis 
archidiaconis per episcopatum Lincolniensem constitutes salutem graciam 
& benediccionem. 

Quia ad pastoris spectat officium hijs qui ignorant & errant condolere 

6 gregem sibi commissum peruigilare quasi racionem pro gregis animabus 25 
redditurum ipsumque gregem pascere, sicut in Ieremia scriptum est, sciencia 

&c doctrina, nos hec attendentes & hijs qui in grege nobis licet indignis, 
Domino disponents, commisso ignorant & errant pro posse nostra cupientes 
mederi, quosdam eorum perniciosos errores per deuium tenebrosum & 
lubricum ad inferos deducentes presenti pagine duximus inserendos quosdam 
vestro ministerio per archidiaconatus vestros populo ignoranti & erranti 
declarandos & dissuadendos quosdam vero prohibendos & censura canonica 
compescendos. 

Letter 107 collation continued: 3 agentes] agetes B 6 iniungimus] i«iu»gim«r< 

7 sicut] Badds[s] 8 similia] Caddsex l ) peragendum] B adds oh 10 fratrum] 
fratetmxmA 11 denote] B adds [audiant] 11 cV] ('.omits \2 questuarios] 
quostuarios B 13 est] D omits li vobis] B omits 15 Valeat] A adds sancta 
p///cinit.is 

Letter 22 collation: 21 Robertus] (blank) A 2d ipsumque] ipsumque C,t ' 
corrects to ipsumque 29 perniciosos] per uiciosos A; per viciosos < 

26/ [eremia: fer 3. 15 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1236 5 

Et quia frustra contendit alia vicia subiugare qui gulam & ebrietatem non 
suppeditauerit, in primis firmiter iniungendo precipimus vt compotaciones 
que vulgo dicuntur scotales tarn in sinodis quam in capitulis vestris prohibeatis 
& per singulas ecclesias archidiaconatuum vestrorum per singulos annos 
pluries prohiberi faciatis & contra prohibiciones canonice premissas venire 5 
presumentes ecclesiastica censura compescatis animaduersione canonica 
eosdem percellentes. Sicut enim scriptum est vinum — id est omne quod 
inebriat — multum potatum, irritacionem, & iram, & ruinas multas facit, 
amaritudinem anime & impudentem offensionem, minorans virtutem & 
faciens vulnera. Deformat insuper in homine Dei imaginem vsum rationis 10 
auferendo, ligat actus naturales, morbos inducit pessimos, vitam abreuiat, 
principium est apostasie, aliaque mala procreat innumera. Ad extirpandam 
igitur tantorum malorum radicem remissi esse non debemus qui ad huiusmodi 
euellendum & destruendum & disperdendum &C dissipandum constituti sumus. 

Ad hec adicientes precipimus vt secundum formam suprascriptam 15 

prohibeatis & prohiberi faciatis contemptores prohibicionis compescendo 
& puniendo arietum supra ligna & rotas eleuaciones ceterosque ludos 
consimiles in quibus decertatur pro brauio, cum huiusmodi ludorum tarn 
actores quam spectatores, sicut euidenter demonstrat Isidorus, immolent 
demonibus talium. ludorum inuentoribus &C auctoribus & cum eciam 20 
huiusmodi ludi frequenter dent occasiones ire odij pugne & homicidij. 

Alios autem ludos diebus festiuis actos qui non consueuerunt dare fomitem 
discordie predicacione salubri faciatis dissuaderi quia, teste beato Augustino, 
cum multo minori peccato diebus solempnibus nerent & texerent mulieres 

6 ararent homines aliaque opera huic vite sustentande neccessaria & vtilia 25 
facerent quam huiusmodi ociosis & voluptuosis indulgerent. Dies namque 
sancti toti debiti sunt obsequiis diuinis & operibus Sanctis que immediate 
proficiunt in salutem animarum a quibus incomparabiliter longius distant ea 
que sunt otiositatis & voluptatis quam que sunt neccessitatis & vtilitatis. 

Letter 22 collation continued: 2 firmiter] [firmiter] firmiter B 2 vt] A originally 
omits but inserts in left margin 5 pluries] plwres C 7 percellentes] pracellentes C 

7 est 1 ] C omits 7 id est] D omits 9 impudentem] impudentis D 9 minorans] 
[minoraws] minorans B 14 & destruendum & disperdendum &] B omits 

14 disperdendum] dispergendum D 15 adicientes] sitientes D 16 prohibeatis 
& prohiberi] p^rhibeat/i & p^rhiberi A 17 supra] super B 20 demonibus] 
demonijs B 20 cum eciam] B originally omits but inserts cum in right margin 
22 festiuis] festis D 25 huic] B omits 25 sustentande] sustentenda AC 
26 ociosis] [ocijs ociosis indulgerent] B 27 que immediate] [que immediate] 
que iwmediate C 29 sunt 1 ] B adds [oc\]] 

7-10/ vinum ... vulnera: cp Ecclus 31.38-40 

l 1 )/ Isidorus: cp Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae 18.27 and 51 

23/ teste beatO Augustino: cp Augustine. Sermon 9.3 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1236 

Faciatis quoque per frequentem commoneri predicacionem vt qui 
conueniunt ad vigilias noctis in vigilijs sanctorum ad eorum ecclesias vel 
memorias vel ad exequias defunctorum ibidem solis vacent diuinis obsequijs 
& oracionibus ne, scurilitatibus vel ludis vel forte peioribus vt fieri consueuit 
intendentes, sanctorum iras in se prouocent quorum venerunt impetraturi 5 
suffragia & ne in defunctorum exequiis de domo luctus & recordacionis 
nouissimorum in precaucionem peccaminum faciant domum risus & 
iocacionis in multiplicacionem peccaminum, quorum extrema luctus 
occupabit eternus & tenebrosa obliuio quam illustrabit sapientia vel sciencia 
vel racio. 10 

Ab ecclesijs autem & cimiterijs omnes huiusmodi ludos commonicione 
premissa arceri faciatis ecclesiastica censura quia loca sancta ab vsibus 
humanis nedum ab humanis iocis abstracta sunt & in vsus diuinos conuersa 

6 qui econtra presumunt de domo & loco oracionis speluncam latronum 
faciunt. ' s 

Faciatis quoque in singulis ecclesiis frequenti predicacione commoneri ne 
matres vel nutrices paruulos suos in lectis suis iuxta se collocent, ne forte 
eosdem vt frequenter contigit incaute suffocent & inde fiant eisdem mortis 
occasio vnde putatur vite tenere patrari confocio. 

Clanidestina quoque matrimonia frequenti predicacione districte prohiberi 20 
faciatis & pericula que inde sequuntur euidenter & diligenter exponi vt 
precognito mali sequentis periculo fortius &C causius deuitetur ipsius origo. 

Ad hec in singulis ecclesijs districtam faciatis fieri inhibicionem ne ad 
processiones in annua visitacione &C veneracione matris ecclesie aliqua 
parochia decertet cum vexillis suis alij parochie antecedere, cum inde soleant 25 
non solum lites sed crudeles sanguinis effusiones prouenire. Econtra vero 
de cetero presumentes canonica feriatis animaduersione quia huiusmodi 
decertatores inde matrem ecclesiam violant & inhonorant vnde earn 
sanctificare & honorare debuerant. Nee debent aliquatenus a pena dimitti 
immunes qui matrem spiritalem inhonorant cum hij qui matres carnales w 
inhonorant per legem diuinam maledicuntur & morte puniuntur. 

Preterea in quibusdam ecclesiis inuenimus banc pro consuetudine inoleuisse 
corruptelam quod in die Pasche non recipiuntur oblaciones parochianorum 

Letter 22 collation continued: 1 Faciatis] B adds [que] 6 exequiis] obsequiis.fi 

7 faciant] H adds [do] 9 quam] quoniamAB ^ vel sciencia] C omits 12 arceri] 
[acereri] arceri C 13 humanis'] B omits 13 conuersa] omnino sit C, C* deletes 
omnino and adds conuersa in right margin 14 econtra] contra B 18 incaute] H 
mints l c ) patrari) p/wtari B 24 annua] an'ima C, C cancels and adds annua in 
left margin with carets 27 de cetero presumentes] prcsumerztes de cetera B, later 
marked far inversion 28 decertatores] desertatores A 30 inhonorant] inhoram 

< . < * adds no in right margin with matching sigUt 30 1 cum ... inhonorant] (. 
omits, ( 7 adds in left margin 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1 236- c 1239 7 

nisi celebrata missa cum ad sacratissimum dominici corporis & sanguinis 
sacramentum veniunt. Quam corruptelam de cetero sub graui pena faciatis 
arcius prohiberi, cum graue scandalum turpisque nota cupiditatis inde 
oriatur ecclesie prelatis plurimumque prepediatur deuocio populi ad tantum 
sacramentum accedentis. Ad hec quia alicubi inuenimus contra statutum 5 

tarn generalis quam prouincialis concilij pro pecunia non soluta denegari 
sacramenta ecclesiastica & eciam in die pasche sacramentum Eucaristie, 
ne quis in hac parte quasi per ignorantiam speciem aliquam excusacionis 
pretendere valeat quod in hac parte in concilijs statutum est faciatis non 
solum in synodis sed eciam in capitulis frequenter recitari, eos qui contra 10 
presumpserint canonica punientes districcione. 

cl239 

Bishop Robert Grossetestes Diocesan Statutes 

Chapter 23* 15 

Hortamur eciam precipientes ne mimis, ioculatoribus, aut histrionibus 
intendant, neque ad aleas seu taxillos ludant aut ludentibus assideant quia, 
licet hec quibusdam videantur leuia, tamen secundum sanctorum patrum 
doctrinas, qui talia faciunt demonibus prestant sacrificia. 20 

Chapter 35* 

Execrabilem eciam consuetudinem, que consueuit in quibusdam ecclesijs 
obseruari, de faciendo festo stultorum speciali auctoritate rescripti apostolici 25 



Letter 22 collation continued: 1 ad] AC omit 1 dominici] domini C, C 1 adds ci 
above the line 2 de cetero] D adds recepturi 6 concilij] consilij AC 6 pecunia] 
oeccatz B 6 denegari] degari C, C 1 adds ne above the line 9 valeat] ABC omit 
9 concilijs] corcsilijs A; consilijs B; consiYns C 1 1 districcione] B adds Wee est 
epistola. lincoln*7tt« 22. & sec\uitur epistola 24. 

Chapter 23 collation: 17 eciam] igitur E 17 mimis] nimis ACFH 

17 ioculatoribus, aut histrionibus] hystrionibw^ ioculatorib^/ 17 histrionibus] D 
adds sacerdotes seu b^n^ficiati 18 intendant] B omits 18 neque] nihil E; ne H 

18 aleas] alias G 18 seu] u^l A; nec\ue ad CG 18 aut] seu £ 18 assideant] 
assistant 5E 19 licet hec] hec licet C 19 hec] B omits; talia a quibusdam I 

19 quibusdam videantur] uideantur quibusdam D 19 tamen] non tamen sunt 
sed D 19 secundum] G omits 19 sanctorum] DE omit 20 faciunt] faciant E 

20 prestant] faciuwt A; H adds obseqz/ia 

Chapter 35 collation: 24-5 consueuit in quibusdam ecclesijs obseruari] \n 
quib/tfda/w ecclesijs consueuit A 24 quibusdam] quib/« E 25 obseruari] owseruari 
GJ 25 festo] festuw DE; festa G 25 speciali] de spm'ali C 25 rescripti] E 
omits 25 apostolici] apostolica E; apostoli H 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN C 1239-1580 

penitus inhibemus ne de domo oracionis fiat domus ludibrij & acerbitas 
circumcisionis Domini Iesu Christi iocis & voluptatibus subsannetur. 

Chapters 39-40 

5 
Precipimus eciam vt in singulis ecclesijs denuncietur solempniter ne quisquam 
leuet arietes super rotas vel alios ludos statuat in quibus decertatur pro 
brauio, nee huiusmodi ludis quisquam intersit. Prohibeantur similiter 
compotaciones que vulgo dicuntur scotales. Omnes quoque ludi & placita 
secularia a locis sacris omnino arceantur. 10 

1552 

Bishop John Taylor's Visitation Articles stc: 10228 

sig A v verso 



15 



C Whether any doth in Enterludes, Playes, songes, Rymes or by open wordes 
declaryng, or speke any thynge in depravynge or, despysinge the sayde boke 
or any thynge therin contained. 



20 



1580 

Bishop Thomas Coopers Visitation Articles stc: 10230.5 

sig B ij 

22 Whether your own Parson, Vicar, or Curate, be any common resorter 25 
to open Games, Playes, or Assemblies whatsoeuer (in ciuil causes:) or doe 
keepe or suffer to be kept in his Parsonage, Vicarage, or other his dwelling 
house, any Alehouse, Tipling house or Tauerne: or that he doe or haue kepte 
any suspected woman in his house: or that he being vnmaried doth keepe 
any woman in his house vnder the age of .lx. yeres, except their Daughter, >o 



Chapter 35 collation continued: 1 penitus] G omits 1 de domo] domus DGI; 
demo/ 1 Bat domus ludibrij] domza ludi fiat D 1 &] I omits 1 circumcisionis] 
circusic/oms F; G omits 1 Domini] ADEHI add nosta; G adds nostri 2 subsannetur] 
subsannentur // 

Chapters 39 40 collation: 6 Precipimus ... ecclesijs] Itmi in qualibet eccleria D 
6 eciam] H omits 6 ecclesijs] H adds dec[a]nx[e] 6 quisquam] quisZXz 7 leuet] 
DG omit; levat E 7 decertatur] dece r ttturj 8 huiusmodi ludis quisquam] 
quisquis ludis huiusmodi D 8 ludis] locis B 8 similiter] eciam PI 9 que] qui F 

9 vulgo) a vulgo 7 9 scotales] scothales /// l ) ludi] B adds scotales; E omits 

10 secularia] P adds ut 



I 71 dec laryng: yng cancelled by hand in Bodleian ropy 
ike: Book 0/ Common Prayer 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1580-5 

Mother, Aunte, Sister, or Neece, and those of good and honest name: or 
whether he himselfe be any haunter of Alehouses, Tauernes, or suspected 
places, an hunter, hawker, dicer, carder, swearer, or any otherwise do giue 
euill example of life, whereby the worde of God and the forme of Religion 
nowe vsed by the lawes of Englande, is or may be any way euill spoken of: 
And generallye, whether he behaue not himselfe, soberly, godly, and honest, 
as becommeth a Minister of Gods moste holy worde. 



sig B iiij 10 

33 Whether your Minister & Church-wardens haue suffred any Lords of 
Mis-rule, or sommer Lords or Ladies, or any disguised persons in Christmasse, 
or at May-games, or Morice Dauncers, or at any other times, to come 
vnreuerently into the Church or Church-yarde, and there to daunce or play 15 
anye vnseemly parts, with scoffes, iests, wanton gestures, or ribalde talke, 
namely, in the time of common Prayer: & what they be that commit such 
disorder, or accompany or maintaine them. 

20 
1585 

Bishop William Wickhams Visitation Articles stc: 1 023 1 
sig B j 

21 Whether your owne Parson, Vicar, or Curate be any common resorter :s 
to open games, plaies or assemblies what soeuer (in ciuill causes) or doe keepe, 
or suffer to be kept in his Parsonage, Vicarage other his dwelling house any 
Alehouse Tipling house or Tauerne: or that he do, or haue kept any suspitious 
woman in his house: or that he being vnmarried doth keepe any woman in his 
house vnder the age of lx yeares, except his daughter, mother, aunt, sister or 30 
neece, & those of good & honest name: or whether he himselfe be any haunter 
of Alehouses, tauernes, or suspected places, an hunter, hawker, dicer carder, a 
swearer, or otherwise doo giue euill example of life whereby the word of God, 
& the forme of religion now vsed by the lawes of England is, or may any way 
be euill spoken of: And generally whether he behaue not himselfe soberly, 35 
godly and honestly, as becommeth a Minister of Gods most holy word. 



sig B ij verso 

27 Whether your Minister and Church-wardens haue suffred any Lords 

111 other: for or other 






10 DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1585-91 

of misrule, or sommer Lords, or Ladies or any disguised person in Christmas, 
or at maigames, or morris dancers or at any other time, to come vnreuerently 
into the Churchyard, and there to daunce or play any vnsemely part with 
scoffs, iestes, wanton gestures, or ribald talk, namely in the time of common 
praier: and what they be that commit such disorder, or accompany or 
maintaine them. 



1588 

Bishop William Wickham's Visitation Articles src: 10232 

sigs A4v-Bl 

25 Whether your owne Parson, Vicar, or Curate bee any common resorter 
to open games, playes or assemblies whatsoeuer (in ciuill causes) or do 
keepe, or suffer to be kept in his Parsonage, Vicarage, or other his dwelling 15 
house, any Alehouse Tipling house or Tauerne: or that hee doe, or haue 
kept any I suspicious woman in his house: or that he being vnmarried 
doth keepe any woman in his house vnder the age of 60 yeeres, except his 
daughter, mother, aunt, sister or neece, and those of good and honest name: 
or whether he himselfe bee any haunter of Alehouses, Tauernes, or suspected 20 
places, an Hunter, Hawker, Dicer, Carder, a Swearer, or otherwise doe giue 
euill example of life, whereby the worde of God, and the forme ol Religion 
now vsed by the lawes of England is, or may any way be euill spoken oh 
And generally whether he behaue not himselfe soberly, godly and honestly, 
as becommeth a Minister of Gods most holy word? 25 



sig B2v 

Vhsecmely 44 Whether any Lordes of misrule, Dauncers, Players, or any other jo 

P* rts '" disguised persons do daunce or play any vnseemly partes in the Church or 

Church or i i i 

Churchyard Churchyarde, or whether are there any playes, or common drinking kept 

in Church or Churchyarde, who maintaine and accompany such. 

1591 

Bishop William Wickham's Visitation Articles sir: 10233 

sigs A4v-Bl 

25 Whether your owne Parson. Vicar or ( "unite, be any common resorter to 
to open games, playes or assemblies whatsoeuer (in eiuil causes) or do keepe, 
or suiter to be kept in his Parsonage, Vicarage, or other his dwelling house, 
any Alehouse, I Tiplinghouse or fauerne: or that he do, or haue kept am 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1591-8 



11 



suspicious woman in his house: or that he being vnmarried, doth keepe any 
woman in his house vnder the age of 60 yeeres, except his Daughter, Mother, 
Aunt, Sister or Neece, and those of good and honest name: or whether he 
himselfe be any haunter of Alehouses, Tauernes, or suspected places, an 
Hunter, Hawker, Dicer, Carder, a Swearer, or otherwise do giue euill example 
of life, whereby the word of God, and the forme of Religion now vsed by 
the lawes of England is, or may any way be euill spoken of: And generally 
whether he behaue not himselfe soberly, godly and honestly, as becommeth 
a Minister of Gods most holy word? 



Vnseemely 
partes in 
Church or 
Churchyard 



Slg 



B2v 



44 Whether any Lords of Misrule, Dauncers, Players, or any other 
disguised persons do daunce or play any vnseemly partes in the Church or 
Churchyard, or whether there are any Playes, or common drinking kept in 
Church or Churchyarde, who maintaine and accompany such. 



Unseemly 
partes in 

Church or 
churchyard 



1594 

Bishop William Wickhams Visitation Articles stc: 10234 

sigs B2-2v 

44 Whether any Lords of Misrule, Dauncers, Players, or any other 
disguised persons, doo daunce or play anie vseemelie I parts in the Church 
or Churchyard, or whether there are anie Playes, or common drinking kept 
in Church or Churchyarde, who maintaine and accompany such. 



20 



25 



Church and 
churchyard. 



1598 

Bishop William Chadertoris Visitation Articles stc: 10235 

sig A3 

1 First, whether your Church, Chappell, or Chancell, be well and 
sufficiently repaired, and cleanly kept, and the mansion house of your 
Parson, or Vicar, with the buildings thereunto belonging, be likewise well 
and sufficiently repaired, and your Churchyard well fenced, and cleanly 
kept? And if any default be made in the premisses: or your said Church, 
Chappell, or Churchyard, be abused or prophaned by any vnlawful or 
vnseemely act, game, or exercise, as by lords of misrule, sommer lords, or 
ladies, pipers, rush-bearers, morice-dancers, pedlers, bowlers, bearewards. 



30 



35 



40 



vi I list: elaborate decorated^ 



12 DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1598-1607 

and such like. Then thorough whose default, and what be the names of 
the offenders in that behalfe. 



1601 

Bishop William Chadertons Visitation Articles src: 10235.5 

sig A3 

church and First, whether your Church, Chappel, or Chancell, be well and sufficiently 

churchyard. repaired, and cleanely kept, & the mansion house of your Parson, or Vicar, 10 

with the buildings thereunto belonging bee likewise well and sufficiently 
repaired, and your churchyard well fenced, and cleanly kept? And if any 
default be made in the premisses: or your said Church, chappell, or 
churchyard, be abused or prophaned by any vnlawefull, or vnseemely act, 
game, or exercise; as by lords of misrule, sommer lords, or ladies, pipers, rush- is 
bearers, morice-dancers, pedlers, bowlers, beare-wards, and such like. Then 
thorough whose default, and what be the names of the offenders in that behalfe. 



1604 

Bishop William Chadertons Visitation Articles src: 1023d 
sig A3 

'Church and first, whether your Church, Chappell, or Chancell, be well and sufficiently 

Churchyard. repaired, & cleanely kept, and the mansion house of your Parsort, or Vicar, 
with the buildings thereunto belonging, be likewise well & sufficiently 
repaired, and your Churchyard well fenced, and cleanly kept? And it 
any default be made in the premisses: or your said Church, Chappel, or 
Churchyard, be abused or prophaned by any vnlawful, or vnseemely act, game, 
or exercise; as by lords of misrule, sommer lords, or ladies, pipers, rush w 

bearers, morice-dancers, pedlers, bowlers, beare-wards, and such like. 1 hen 
through whose default, and what be the names of the offenders in that behalfe. 



1607 

Bishop William Chadertons Visitation Articles src: 10236.5 

sig A3 

2. Whether hath your Church or churchyard bin abused and prophaned 
by am- fighting, chiding, brawling or quarrelling, any playes, lords o\ misrules, 
sommer Lords, Morrisse dauncers, pedlers, bowlers, berewards, butchers, 

9, 2 i 1 irst: elaborate decorated F 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1607-18 13 

feastes, scooles, temporall courts, or Leetes, lay Iuries, musters, or other 
prophane vsage in your Church or Churchyard, any bells superstitiously 
rong, on holy daies, or their Eues, or at any other time without good cause, 
allowed by the minister, and churchwardens; haue any trees been felled in 
your churchyard, and by whome? 5 



1613 

Archbishop George Abbots Metropolitical Visitation Articles stc: 10237 

sig B3 (Concerning churchwardens and sidesmen) 

1 Whether you and the Church-wardens, Quest-men or Side-men, from 
time to time, doe, and haue done their diligences, in not suffering any idle 
person to abide eyther in the Church-yard Or Church-porch, in Seruice or 
Sermon time, but causing them either to come into the Church to heare 
Diuine Seruice, or to depart, and not disturbe such as be hearers there? And 
whether haue they, and do not diligently see the Parishioners duelie resort to 
the Church euerie Sunday and Holidaie, and there to remaine during Diuine 
seruice or Sermon? And whether you, or your predecessours, Churchwardens 
there, suffer any Plaies, Feasts, Drinkings, or any other prophane vsages, to 
bee kept in your Church, Chappell, or Church-yards, or haue suffered to 
your and their vttermost power and endeuour, any Person or Persons to be 
tipling or drinking in any Inne or Victuling House in your Parish, during 
the time of Diuine Seruice or Sermon, on Sundaies And Holidaies? 



1614 

Bishop Richard Neiles Visitation Articles stc: 10238 

sig CI 



25 



30 



12 Whether haue you, or your successors the Church-wardens, suffered 
any Playes, Feasts, Bankets, Suppers, Church-ales, Drinkings, temporall 
Courts, or Leets, Lay-iuries, Musters, or any other prophane vsage, to be 
kept in your Church, Chappell, or Church-yard, or the Bels to be rung 
superstitiously vpon Holy-dayes, or eeues, abrogated by the booke of Common >5 
prayer, or at any other time, without good cause. 



1618 

Bishop George Mountain s Visitation Articles stc: 10239 4o 

sig A2 (Concerning the church, churchyard, parsonage, and vicarage) 

2 Whether hath your Church, or Church-yard been abused & prophaned 



14 DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1618-22 

by any fighting, chiding, brawling or quarrelling, any plaies, Lords of 
misrule, Summer Lords, Morris dancers, Pedlers, Bowlers, Bearewardes, 
Butchers Feasts, Scholes, temporall Courtes or Leetes, Lay Iuries, Musters, 
or other prophane vsage in your Church, or Church-yard, any Bels 
supersticiously rung on Holy-daies or their Eeues, or at any other times, 
without good cause allowed by the Minister and Churchwardens; and 
haue any trees been felled in ye Church-yard, & by whom? 



sig 



Bl 10 



41 Whether doth your Minister resort to any Tauernes, or Ale-houses, 
except for his honest necessities, or doth he boord or lodge in any such 
place. Doth he vse any base or seruile labour, drinking, riot, Dice, Cards, 
Tables, or any other vnlawfull games. Is he contentious, a Hunter, 
Hawker, swearer, dauncer, suspected of incontinencie, or giue euill example 
of life. 



1622 20 

Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles sic: 10240 

sig A2 (Concerning the church, churchyard, parsonage, and vicarage) 

2 Whether hath your Church or Church-yard been abused & prophaned 
by any fighting, chiding, brawling, or quarrelling, any plaies, Lords of 
misrule, Summer Lords, Morris dancers, Pedlers, Bowlers, Bearewardes, 
Butchers, Feasts, Schooles, temporall Courts or Leets, Lay Iuries, Musters, 
or other prophane vsage in your Church, or Church-yard, any Bels 
superstitiously rung on Holydaies or their Eeues, or at any other times, 
without good cause allowed by the Minister &C Church-wardens; & haue w 
any trees beene felled in the Church-yard, &C by whom? 



sig bl 

35 

41 whether doth your Minister resort to any Tauernes, or Ale-houses, 
except for his honest necessities: or doth he boord or lodge in any such 
place: doth he use any base or seruile labour, drinking, riot. Dice, Cards, 
Tables, or any other vnlawfull games: is lie contentious, a Hunter, 
I l.iwker, swearer, dauncer, suspected of incontinencie, or giue euill example 10 
of life? 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1625-30 



15 



1625 

Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles stc: 10241 

sig A2v 

Prophaners. 4. Whether haue your Church or Church-yard beene prophaned or 

abused with plaies, quarrels, fighting, scoulding, or ill words, or with 
feasts, Pedlars buying and selling, Courts, or any such like, and by 
whome? And whether have any Trees been cut downe in the Church- 
yard, and by whom? 



Prophaners. 



1627 

Archdeacon Morgan Wynne's Visitation Articles 

sig A3 



stc: 10245.3 



18 Whether haue you in your Church, Chappell, or Churchyard, any 
Playes, gaming at Bowles, Tennis, or Football, or any other playing; Either 
any Feasts, Church-Ales, Temporall Courts, Leetes, Musters, or any other 
prophane vsage there? and by whom? 



Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles stc: 10242 
sig A2v 

4 Whether hath your Church or Church-yard beene prophaned or abused 
with plaies, quarrels, fightingO scoulding, or ill words, or with feasts, 
Pedlars buying (...) selling, lay-Courtes, or any such like, and by whom? 
(...) whether have any Trees been cut downe in the Church-yard, and by 
whome, and how imployed? 



25 



30 



i taming and 

|il.i\ ing, and 
feasts in 
Churchyards. 



1630 

Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles stc: 10243 



sig 



Bl 



1 1 Whether have there been in your Church, Chapell, or Churchyard, any 
plaies, gaming at bowls, tennis, or football, or any other playing? Either 
any feasts, Churchales, temporall courts, leets, or any other profane usage 
there, and by whom? 



40 



16 



Observing of 
the Sabbath. 
Profaners of the 
Sabbath. Rude 
behaviour in 
the Church. 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1630-7 

sig B4* (Concerning parishioners only) 

2 Whether have your people observed the Sabbath day duly in all sobernes 
and godly conversation? or there be any which have profaned the same, by 
playing at cards, tables, foot-ball, dauncing, bowling, excessive ringing, 
immoderate drinking, or other foolish delight, or vain pleasure? 



1635 

Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles src: 1 0244 

sig C3v (Concerning churchwardens and sidesmen) 



10 



1. Whether you, and the churchwardens, questmen, or sidesmen, from time 
to time, do and have done their diligence, in not suffering any idle person 
to abide either in the churchyard or churchporch in service or sermon-time, is 
but causing them either to come into the church to heare divine service, or 
to depart, and not disturb such as be hearers there. And whether they have, 
and you do diligently see the parishioners duely resort to the church every 
Sunday and holiday, and there to remain during divine service and sermon. 
And whether you, or your predecessours, churchwardens there, suffer any :o 
playes, feasts, drinkings, or any other profane usages, to be kept in your 
church, chappell; or churchyards; or have suffered to your and their uttermost 
power and endeavour, any person or persons to be tipling or drinking in 
any inne or victualling house in your parish, during the time of divine Service 
or sermon on sundayes and holidayes. 



25 



85. 



88. 



1637 

Archdeacon Morgan Wynne's Visitation Articles sic: 10245.8 

sigs A3-3v* >o 

2 Whether your Church, or Chappell, Chancel) and Churchyard be 
keept in good reparations, as well within as without? wheOher any 
profanation be vsed-in them, or any man hath incroached vpon them, or 
pulled downe any part of the Church or Chancel! without licence fust 35 

obtained from the ordinary? Whether hath there bin in your parish Church 
or Church-yard any I Playes, leasts, Faires, Temporal! Courts or lects, lay 
luiryes. Musters, or other profane \rsage and meetings in either of them. 
and by what persons, ami whether your Parsonage or Vicarage house and 
all the housing thereunto belonging, bee likewise maintained in sufficient (0 
reparations? if not, through whose default is it? and what is the detect? 



DIOCESE OF LINCOLN 1638-41 *' 

1638 

Archbishop William Laud's Visitation Articles stc: 10245 

sig B3 (Concerning churchwardens and sidesmen) 

1. Whether you and the Church-wardens, Quest-men, or Side-men, from 
time to time, do, and have done their diligence, in not suffering any idle 
person to abide either in the Church-yard or Church-porch, in Service or 
Sermon time, but causing them either to come into the Church to heare 
divine Service, or to depart, and not disturbe such as be hearers there? And 
whether they have, and you do diligently see the Parishioners duly resort to 10 
the Church every Sunday and Holiday, and there to remaine during divine 
Service and Sermon? And whether you or your predecessors, Churchwardens 
there, suffer any Playes, Feasts, Drinkings, or any other prophane usages, to 
be kept in your Church, Chappell, or Church-yards, or have suffered to 
your and their uttermost power and endevour, any person or persons to be 15 
tipling or drinking in any Inne or Victualling house in your Parish, during 
the time of divine Service or Sermon, on Sundayes and Holidayes? 



1641 20 

Bishop John Williams' Visitation Articles Wing: C4053 
sigs B3 - 3v* (Concerning churchwardens and sidesmen) 

WHether you, and the Churchwardens, Questmen, or Sidemen, from time 
to time, do and have done your diligence, in not suffering any idle person 25 
to abide either in the churchyard or churchporch in service or sermon-time, 
but causing them either to come into the church to hear diuine service, or 
to depart, and not disturb such as be hearers there. And whether they have, 
and you do diligently see the parishioners duly resort to the church every 
Sunday and Holiday, and I there remain during Divine Service and Sermon. 
And whether you, or your predecessours, Churchwardens there, suffer any 
playes, feasts, drinkings, or any other profane usages, to be kept in your 
Church, Chappell; or Churchyards; or have suffered to your and their 
uttermost power and endeavour, any person or persons to be tipling or 
drinking in any Inne or victualling-house in your parish, during the time 35 
of Divine Service or Sermon on Sundayes and Holidayes. 



Boroughs and Parishes 



ADDLETHORPE 

1543-4 

5/ Nicholas' Churchwardens' Accounts 

la: ADDLETHORPE PAR/ 10/1 

f [10v]* (January -January) 

hem payde to the players iiij d. 



1545-6 

St Nicholas' Churchwardens' Accounts 

la: ADDLETHORPE PAR/ 10/1 
f [21]* (January -January) 

' s 
It^m payd to certayne plaers & ffor shottyng of a bolte ij d. 



1546-7 

St Nicholas' Churchwardens' Accounts 20 

la: ADDLETHORPE PAR/ 10/1 
f [6]* (January— January) 

hem payde vntyll ye players at chrystmes iij d. 

... 



f [6v] 

Itrm payde for ye syghte of ye bane of wytthern ij s. 

30 



ALLINGTON 161 1 / ASHBY DE LA LAUNDE 1520-1 19 

ALLINGTON 

1611 

Inventory of Edward Russell la: INV 111/151 

single sheet (28 October) (In the house) 5 

Item three paire of pipes a sackbutt and a recorder vj. s. viij d. 



ASHBY DE LA LAUNDE 

1520-1 
ac Thomas de la Launde's Complaint against John Babyngton 

bl: Additional MS 4937 
ff 85-5v* 15 

The Compleynte of Thomas de la Laund of Assheby, against Frere John 
Babynton of the Order of S. John of Jersusalem, Fermer of the Comraaundry 
of Temple [Bruer] for certeyn grete Injurys done to hym by the said 
Babyngton: Put yn afore my Lord Cardynall [Wolsey.] 20 

1 . Petuosly compleyneth & shewith unto your Grace your daly Orator & 
Bedeman, Thomas de la Launde of Assheby next Bloxham in the Countie 
of Lincoln, Gentleman, that 

2. whereas your said Orator beyng seased in his demeane, as of Fe, of a Parcel 

& a Pece of Ground & Pasture callyd Asheby Heith, in the Parishe of 25 
Assheby in the Countie of Lincoln aforesaid. 

3. the which Pasture & Heith your said Orator & all other his Tenaunter, 
& all thay whos Estate he hath in the said Manor, & their Tenauntw, at 
all Tymes, without Tyme of Mynd of Man, hath occupyed, & taken the 
Profits of the said Heythe wyth their Shepe & other Cataell necessry for $0 
the Compastryng, Gaynyng &C Tyllyng of the said Lond & Lyfyng within 

the seyd maner, without Impedyment or Lett of any Person, 

4. unto now of late that one Frere Babyngton of the Order of Relegion of 

5. John of Jerusalem & Fermer of the Comwaundry of Temple Bruer in 

the Countie aforesaid, causid his Chapleyn and xvi. of his servauntrc (whos 35 
Names your said Orator knoweth not) in the Rogation days, in the xi. Yere 
of the Kyng that now is, to go in a riotos Manor (that is to say, with Byll«, 
Bowyj, Arrows, Swerdw, & Bucklers, & oder v/epynes) under the Color of 
a Procession, aboute the said Heithe of Asheby; 
5. And also causid and commaundyd them to marke and cleyme the said 40 

19/ [Bruer]: square brackets in ms 36-7/ the Rogation days ... now is: 30 May - 

20/ [Wolsey.]: square brackets in Ms I June 1519 



20 ASHBY DE LA LAUNDE 1520-2 

Heithe to be Parcell of the said Commandry of Tempull, and to put out 
the Catell of your said Orator and other hys I Tenaunts without any Right 
or Title, (the whiche Commaundment they did observe and kepe), but 
only intending by his Myght of Power to vex and troble your said Orator 
and his Tenaunts for occupying and takyng the profitts of the said Heithe, 5 
and to cause them to avoyde from theyr Fermes of Ashby aforesaid. 

7. And also the said Frere John Babyngton, in the Wynter Season, in the 
said xi rh - yere, caused his Servaunts to bayt with Dogs the Shepe & Catall 
of your said Orator & other his Tenaunts, when they wer dryven by Tempest 10 
of Wether, in the Night-Tyme, unto the Felds of Temple Bruer. 



f 86v* 

is 

13. Wherefore, the Premisses tenderly considered, yt may please yo//r 
Grace, to graunt a speciall Comyssyon to be directed to certeyn Personnes, 
comaundyng them by the same to call a fore them the sayd Syr John, to 
aunswere to the Premisses, & all other Varyances bytwene the said Partyes 
to here; & to determyne all Things concernyng the same. Or ells to certeh 
afore the Kyngs most honorable Councell, at a certeyn day, what they have 
done concernyng the same. 

1521-2 
ac John Babyngton *s Answers to the Complaint of Thomas de la Launde 

bl: Additional ms 4937 
f 87* 

Made at Sleaford before Sir John Hussey, Robert Hussey, John Wymbyssh, Mr 
Dysney, and Richard Clark, recorder of Lincoln ^ 

1 . The said Syr John saith, the said Bylle ys untrue, & the more Parte 
of the Mater of the same fayned by the said Thomas, for the Vexation o\ 
the said Syr John without gode Grounde or Cause. But, tor Aunswer & 
Declaration of the Trewthe in the Premisses, the said Syr John sayth, 

2. as to any Ryot, Rout, or unlawful] Assemble, or other Mysdemeanor in 
the said Bylle agaynst the Kyng« Pease supposeid to be done, he is nothing 
gylty; &, as to the Residue of the said Mater conteyned in the said Byll, the 
said Syr John, as Fermor of the sayd Commaundre saith, 

3. That the said 1 [eathe, which the said Thomas surmysyth and claymeth w 
to be Assheby Heithe, is, and out of Tvme of Minde hath bene, Parcell ol 
Temple Heyth. 



ASHBY DE LA LAUNDE 1 521-2 / BARDNEY 1576 21 

4. And at such tyme as the said Syr John entred as Fermor of the said 
Temple the same Parcell of Heyth amongst other was shewn to be parcell 
of the said Temple Hethe by certeyn olde Boundes and Markes now knowen 
in the said Cuntrie, by Reason whereof the said Syr John at dyvers Tymes 
hath had both Shepe and oder Bests kept uppon the seyd Heyth in lyke 5 

Manner and Forme, as Master Newport late Comaunder of the same and 
other ther Predecessors have kept on the same. 



f 87v* 10 

7. And sayth, that the sayd xj th Yere, the Begynnyng thereof, was verray dry. 

8. And the sayd Syr John beyng at London, his Preste, and v. oder Men 
Persons & three Wormen Persones, went in Procession, in peaseable & 
devout Maner, about all the Temple Heythe, to pray for seasonable Wedder. 15 

9. And as he understode at hys Comyng fro London they went upon ye 
said Heyth claymd by ye said de la Laundes; and by the old Marks and 
Bounds of the same. 

10. And if any of the said Marks were renewyd, it was the same Compas 
that the olde Marks was, as may appere at this Day. 20 

1 1 . And further that the said Thomas takyth upon hym as Chief Lord in 
Ashby, wher the said Syr John supposith he is but a Tenaunt, and that the 
Lordship belongith to the said Comaundrie. 



BARDNEY 



25 



1576 

Will of Alexander Burton, Piper la: LCC WILLS 1576 

ff l46-6v (22 September; proved 17 November) 30 

In the name of god amen the xxij 11 of September hnno domim 1576 I 
Alexander Burton of bardney w/'thin the countye of Lincoln pyper do ordeyne 
constitute & make this my last will & testament in manner & forme folowinge 
ffirst I bequethe my sowle vnto Allmightye god my Creator & Reademer & « 
my bodye to be buryed within the churche yarde of bardney/ Item I geue 
vnto the churche of bardney xij d. Item I bequethe vnto margaret Burton my 
dowghter one ij yeare old kine & one browne steare being a yeare olde & two 
Ewes Itmi I geue vnto Henry beston of burton one payre of gallygaskyngs 
so called and to his sonn Edmond Beston one browne kine calfe whyte black, 
and to Agnes Beston the dowghter of the said Henry Beeston one lambe at 
clipping tyme next Cominge Item I geue to my other three children to eum 



22 



BARDNEY 1576 / BARNETBY LE WOLD 1629/30 

one of them one hogg sheepe hem I geue vnto Thomas wright of Handbye my 
whole Case of pypes Itmi I geue vnto my father Abram Burtoun my horse 
hem I geue vnto my mother Burtoun one Ewe ffarther more I will that my 
coople of oxen shalbe solde & three kyne bought w/th them for three of my 
wifs children which was geuen vnto them by my predecessor in his last will & 
testament being ther father The rest and residew of all my good« moveable 
& vnmoveable my denes legacyes & funerall expenses I Deducted & paid & 
I honestly brought vnto the earthe I geue vnto my wife whome I do make 
my hole executrix of this my last will and testament hem I will that Edmond 
Mellors my neyghbour shalbe the sup^rviser of thys my will and testament 
to se all things herin truly performed & he to have for his paynes taking 
herin ij s. These being wittnesses Thomas Collingwood clarke Richard 
Knowell« Hughe Sunsonn Robert Kendall w/th others. 



Inventory of Alexander Burton, Piper la: INV 59/275 
single sheet (30 October) (In the parlour) 

hem hys cais of pyips 



x s. 



15 



1638 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/21 

f 4v* (September) 

Presentments made during the visitation of Lincoln, Longoboby, and Graffbe 
deaneries by Morgan Wynnterly and others 



25 



Timberland 
ptedicta 

Bardney 
In wraggoe./ 



stet 



WWlelmus Boulton & Ralfe Collidge of Bardney presented for fidlinge in 
the Alehouse in tyme of divine service & sermon, 
vide postea. a.pud Bardney stet in hoc loco./° 



BARNETBY LE WOLD 

1629/30 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book i \: Diocesan \ ij/19 

f 46a* (9 January) 

George Collyer of Barnetbie was heretofore presented tor committing 

1 Handbye: probably Hanby, Lenton parish 









Coke./ 



BARNETBY LE WOLD 1629/30 / BARROW UPON HUMBER 1533 23 

fornication with one Susanna Plummer; and he now vseth her companie to 
entise her to the like wickednes againe, as shee her selfe complaineth. 
He is oftentimes absent from the Church on the Sabbath day, as now of late, 
on Sunday beeing the xxij th of Nouember; on Sunday beeing the xx th of 
December: on Sunday beeing the xiijth of December (in the time of Euening 5 
prayer he was setting cocks togither to fight; as is reported by some of them 
who did owe the cocks:) on Sunday beeing the xxvij th of December. 



10 



BARROW UPON HUMBER 

1533 

Letter of John Coke to Thomas Cromwell bl: Cotton Galba B.x.17 

f 44* (22 May) 

15 

1533. Bamwe Right honorable sir and my right syngulier and especiall good maister after 
22Maij. lohn moost humble recomendacions precedyng as to y<...> right honorable 

maistership apperteyneth/ It shall please the same to vnderstonde howe that 
a naughty person of Andwar(...> resorted to this towne of Barowe this 
Pasche marte with Im(. . .) and pictures in cloth to sell amongyst the which 20 
clothes he had the picture of our soueraigne lord the kyng (whom our lord 
preserue) And this day settyng vp the same picture vpon thO burse to sell/ 
he pynned vpon the body of the said picture/ a wenche made in cloth 
holdyng a paier of balance in her hand«/ in thone balance was fygured too 
hand« togeder/ AnO in thother balance a fether/ with a scriptiue oner her 25 
hed. saynO that love was lighter than a fether/ wherat the Spanyard and other 
of the Duche Nacion had greate pleasure/ in deridyl.) Iestyng and laughyng 
therat/ And spekyng sondry obprobrio(...) wordes ayenst his moost noble 
grace & moost gracious quene his bedfelowe/ wherupon Inmediatly and 
with all diligenC.) and haast possible (after I had knowleige therof) I resorted 30 
the Scowte, borowmaisters and Skepyns of the said towne of Barowe, 
declaryng vnto them the maner of this naughty person, and facion of the 
Spanyard^ and other, who incowtyne sent for the said person, and examyned 
hym streightly /therof 1 which excused hymself, allegyng that he meaned 
therby no hurO Neumheles he said that a certeyn spanyard (to hym vnknow 
desired hym to lette it stande, & he shuld be borne out/ wherup(..) they 
commaunded hym to cowmytte no suche like thyng eft soneO vpon payne 
of forfaiture of all hys merchandises/ and furtheO to be punyshed in exemple 
of other/ And thus after my humble servys presented vnto your moost 
honorable maistership with my daily praier. 1 Lowly beseche the holy goost 40 

19/ Am.iw.ir ...}: perhaps the town of Anderby (?) 



24 barrow upon humber 1533/baston 1388/9 

to sende the same thaccomplisshyng of youx noble desires/ written at 
Bar(...) the xxij th Day of May/ Anno xv c xxxiij"/ 

by the hand« of your moost humble seruant Iohn (...) 

Secretary vn worthy to the merchant A<. . .) 5 

BARTON UPON HUMBER 

1641 
ac St Mary s Churchwardens' Accounts Ball: Social History and Antiquities to 
of Barton 
p 8* 

...'to Winterton singers, in aile, Is.... 



BASTON 

1388/9 

Certificate of the Guild of St John Baptist tna: pro C 47/39/76 20 

single sheet* 

Certificacio ffratmiitatis Gilde sanch lohanms Bapf/Vte in eccloia 
eiusdem sancti de Baston in comitatu Lincoln/V 
lohannes Cranemere & alij de vicinis suis ville de Baston circa annum 
quadragesimuw domim Edward] nuper Regis Angl/> aui Regis nunc In honore 
domim nostrl iem chrisft beate Marie sancti lohannis Bapriirte & Omnium 
Sanctorum &C in augmentac/owem cultus diuini & deuoc/o//is humane 
concordiam inierunt quod de bonis & catallis suis quoddam lumen xxvj 
cereorum coram altari sancn Ioh^;/;/is Bapftke in ecclwia predicts annuatiw jo 
ordinarent. quod quidem lumen tunc temporis p^rfecerunt & hucusqw* 
continuatuw est ibidem per adiutoriura vlciriOTum dicte frat< nutans & 
vltmus in maioris deuoc/owis & s^wcritatis augmentac*o»em concordat! 
fuerunt quod si facultates dic/e fratmiitatis ad dictum cultuw diuinum 
faciendww collate intantu/w augmentarent«r quod Capellanum exhibere .^ 
potuissent tunc Capellanuw ibidem inuenirent cv sic Capellanum quendam 
anno vltimo preterko ibidem exhibebant Et pro regimine dicfe gilde 
constitutuw est Inter {nitres & sorores dicte t iilde \ t omnes veniani in vigil/*/ 
sancti Ioh/7«wis BapftVte ad portandwwa lumen ad ecclttiam ad primam 
campanam /vesp^rarwwr & quod nullus sit absens sine licencia dicte 






I : 20mm missing 5 \ 60mm missing 



baston 1388/9 2 5 

frat<?rnitatis nisi habeai licitam causam excusac/oms sub pena vnius libre 
cere & quod omnes hatres &C Sorores dicte frat^rnitatis veniant ad ecclmam 
in die sancti \o\wnri\s Baptote insimul ad oblac/'owem & quod nullus deficiat 
nisi riabeai licenciam dicte frat^rnitatis vel licitam causam excusacz'oms 
sub pena vniz^ libre cere Et si aliquis illoruw fumt rebellw fratmiitati erit 
pranunitus semel secundo & tfrcio & si non velit emendari vel si talis sit 
latro vel si soror dicte fratmiitatis sit mala de corpore suo expelletar de 
fratmiitate. Item, si aliquis iWorum habeat aliquam porcz'orcem catallorwra 
dicte Gilde in manib«5 suis &(...) emere & vendere in augmentatiowem 
dictorum caraWorum set p^rmittit ilia casse iacere.' adiuuamen inde erit ad 10 
voluntatem dicte frattrnitatis Item si aliquis iWorum habeat officiura per 
ordinac/owem frat^rnitatis & nolumt illud fac<?re soluat vnam Whram cere 
ad d/c/am Gildam Item quod omnes sorores dicte frat^rnitatis vel alique 
nomine suo veniewt in die sancti lohannis Bapmte tripidiar^ cum sororibztf 
suis sub pena vnius modij ordei. Item si contingat quod si aliquis iWorum 
moriatwr tunc omwes fratres & Sorores venient cum lumine & hercw ad 
dirige circa corpus & in die sepulture ad obladowem & nullus eorum erit 
absens nisi habeat licenciam dicte frat<?rnitatis nisi licitam causam ruz£eat 
se excusandi sub pena vnius libre cere Item quod quilibet eorum distribuat 
pauperihus pro elimosina pro animahus eorum A vnura oboluw Item quod 20 
omnes sorores predicte Gilde int<?rsint vespms & ad matutinas in vigilia 
sancti lohannis Baptiste lumew in manib«5 portantes aceciam in die 
tripidiantes nisi sint ad talem senectutera redacts vel in infirmitate vel 
p^regrinac/owe aut negocio aliquali fumnt per fratfrnitatem excusate sub 
pena vnius chori ordei Et dicta fraternitas habere solebat quendam Custodem 2^ 
dicte Gilde qui vocabatar aldermannus set anno vltimo preterito talker 
ordinauerunt quod vltmus talem non liferent set omma dictam fratfrnitatem 
contingencia per eandem insimul gubfrnarentwr honeste & deuote Et nullam 
habent communem pixidem nee faciunt sacrament* aliqua nee congregadowes 
assembleas vel conuiuia alitor quam supra ordinatuw est nisi quod dicto 30 
die sancti lohannis conueniunt in honore sancti & manducant & bibunt 
& ordinant pro salario dich Capellani & luminis & aliorum in honorem 
sancti sine lib^rata confederac/o«e manutenencia vel riota in legis retardac/owem 
Et nulla habent priuilegia statuta ordinac/'owes vsus vel consuetudines 
alitor quam supradictum est Et nulla habent terras tenementa redditus vel 
possessiones mortificatas vel non mortificatas in manib/^ suis nee alior///// 
nee aliqua bona catalla vel monetam ad opus dicte frat^rnitis. nisi xxviij 
quart^ria brasij preci] sex marcanwz Et nullas hrf^ent cartas vel litteras patentes 
de concessione Domini Regis vel progenitor//;;/ suorum dictam Gildam 
aliqualit^r tangentes vel concfrnentes 40 

9/ <... -. 40mm missing due to hole in parchment 



26 



BENINGTON 1577-1609 / BIGBY 1567 

BENINGTON 

1577-8 

All Saints' Churchwardens' Accounts 

la: BENINGTON IN HOLLAND PAR/ 13/1 
f 19* (Rendered 2 November 1578) (Receipts) 

\teva receyved for the collection on ploughmonday xxvj s. viij d. 



(Payments) 

\teva payed for nayles viij d. to Chard towne vj d. to the 

players of Boston vij d. 



10 



xxj d. 



1609 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 12 

p 465* (28 July) 

dimittimi Thomas Statherne gardianus for beeinge absent from prayer vppon sunday 20 

after St Peeterw day last & then was at a morrice dance & after comwinge in 
vnto the sermon was warned to fetche the rest of the companie vnto sermon 
but he sette still in the churche & did not. °28 Iulij apud L'mcolniam chatus 
&c comparuit et obiecto articulo fassus est vnde habet ad agnoscend/^// 
crimen et ad certificandum in proximum [Oc]° 20 Sepiembris 1609. certificavit 25 
& dimittitml 



dimitittui 



BIGBY 

(0 

1567 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/3 

f 143* (11 April) 

Presentments made during the visitation of Yarhurgh deanery held in the parish $5 
church at Market Rosen by John Twidall, ma, official 

Commune conviuiuw feceru«t in eccliria vocaxum le plaie feast et [1] 
biblia sunt lacerata xx° die novembr/s 1567 apud iincolnuvn citati vnus 



8/ ploughmonday: 13 January 1577/8 
\ll Chard towne: />n^t/>/y < 'hard, Somerset 



H) 1/ sunday aftei Si Peetercrda} List: either 
August 1608 or 2 July 1609 



bigby 1567 /boston 1514-15 27 

comp^ruit et fatetur habez ad reformandww imposterura pro conviuio/ et 
quoad biblia habet ad emendandum et certificandww ante festuw natalis domini 
proximum xxj mo Ianuarij 1567 apud Ymcolniam apparitor certlficauit 
et sic 



BOSTON 

1514-15 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 5v* (8 June- 31 May) (Bailiff's account) 10 

Custus Nauiculi Et in d'mersis custubus reparacionis Nauicul/ Noe vocat/ Noeschip hoc anno 
vt in pra:io vmus pecie iiij d. corduli in anno proximo emptW iij ptciarum 

viij d. huiusmod'i cordul/ hoc Anno emptaruml factum vj d. vnius rote 
ad manus lohannls Hond Carpentar// \uxta conuencionem in grosso/ ij 15 
hominibus viij d. operamibus in le riging diet/' Nauicul/ per ij dies/ mercede 

v s. iiij d. viij hom'mum laboranc///m in cariagio diet/ Nauicul/ videlicet in 
fest/V pentravto & Corporis chr/Vri cuiusl/£rt capientw viij d. per dlctos ij dies/ 
in prec'io xx d. pulums saxi noui empt/ ad dict^ vices/ & in viij d. 
dissoluc/ow leiun'iorum eorundem viij personarum ix s. x d. 20 



f 1 6 (Chamberlains' account) (Wax and wax-working expenses) 

Et in pane ceruis/tf carn^ & a\ijs victual/^//* 25 

quibuscumq//^ cum foca\ibus cariagio cere & alijs 

neccessar'ijs emptis tempore opms dictf cere hoc 

Anno operate vna cum huiusmod'x expense fact/V 

domimca in Carnipr/uio in cowmuni aula pro 

recreac/one Aldermann/ & aliorww confratrum 30 

infra villam A de Boston p^r manus dlctorum 

Camerariorum Compmancium cum ciro tec/5 dat/V 

portitor/^ Crucium ac regard w dat/V porutor i bus 

luminuW histrionibz/5 Mimis & alijs p^r p^rcellas 

quat^rnis Computanaww insimul computat/V & 35 

hoc Anno resmutis iiij li. xvj s. x d. q«a. 



18/ testis pentecostis & Corporis chrwri: 4 and 15 June 1514 
29/ aVw/nica in Carnipr/uio: 18 February 1514/15 



28 boston 1514-16 

(Corpus Christi expenses) 



Et in expense fact/V ad festum Corporis christi in 

commurii Aula vocattf Saint Mary hous tempore 

conuocac/onis Mdermanni Camerariorum CapelLinorum 5 

CXer'xcorum & aWorum m'xnisrrorum huius gilde 

necnow fratrum & sororww confluenciuw tam tempore 

dissoluc/077/j ieiuniorww qwam ad iantacwlwm & cenaw 

vt in pane vino ceruis/Vz biro carn^ bouin/? multon/;w 

vituiina axxcina pvdcmaria &C Yiuiusmodx victual/£#j- 10 

vna cum xxvj s. viij d. de feodo Coci & regards datw 

a\ijs seru'ienzibus poruroribus vexillorz/w cruciuw 

torchiarww turibil' histrionibrw Mimis & alijs per 

manus Camerariorum Computantium hoc Anno per 

p^zrcell^ quaterms suis luc'idlus apparenzibus xxj li. xiiij s. v d. ob. is 



f 24 (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 

Et in Consimilibus den^rijs regardat/V ... Mimis iij s. in ffesto Corporis 20 
chwri... 



1515-16 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 
f 32v (3 J May- J 5 May) (Bailiff's account) 

Cust/tf Nauic«l/ Et in den^rijs per dictum Computantem Solutw iij s. iiij d. x C( '"' hominibus 
laboranc/^zw in Cariag/o cuiusd^m Nauicul/ vocat* Noeshipp circa villain 
de Boston hoc anno singulo capien^ pro labors suo iiij d. &£ pro p/rcio viij 30 
d. ij librarum Sulphum emptarum ad eand^m vicem vt patet per quodcLzm 
quat^rnurw coram Auditors ostension examinatum & probata;// cV inter 
Memoranda huitti Anni reman^w iiij s. 






f 42v (Chamberlains' account) { Wax and wax-working expense 

...Et in pane Ceruis/tf. Cam* & al//> vicxualibus quibuscumqK?. cam HocAibus 
& al/)V neccessarijs emptis tempore op^ris diet* Cere. hoc anno operate vna 



Km Corporis chruri: 15 June 1514 20 I flfesto Corporis chrirti: 15 June 1514 

IS/ lucidi/o: 2 minims firr second \ in m 29 laboranc/piw: for laboranribus 



boston 1515-17 29 

cum huiusmod'i Expense, factw. Dominica in Carniprmio in Coramuni Aula, 
pro recreac/orce Aldermannz & Miorum Confratn/ra intra villam de Boston. 
per manus dictorum. Camerariorum Computancium cum Cirotec/5. datw 
portiton'£«5 Crucium Ac Regards datw ponawribus luminura histrionibztf 
Mimis & alijs ^per 1 parcdlos. quat^rnw Computancz'aw insimul Computatw 5 
& hoc Anno restitute, lxx s. ix d. 



f 43 (Corpus Christi expenses) 

10 

Et in Expense fact/V. ad festum. Corporis chrwri in 

Comuni Aula vocattf Saynt Mary Hous tempore. 

Conuocac/onis. Aldermanm. Camerariorum Capellanorara 

Clericorum & aMorum Ministror^m. huius Gilde 

Necnon fratrum & Sororum. confluentium tarn tempore 15 

dissoludo/m Ieiuniorum. q«am ad Iantacwlz/m & Cenam 

vt in pane vino serulsia. biro, earn*? bouinrt. Multon/>2^. 

vkulina. Aucina. puXc'maria & huiusmod'i vicmalibus 

vna cum xxvj s. viij d. de feodo Coci. & Regards datw aiijs 

serulentibus portaioxibus vexiXlorum Cruciuw torchiarww. 20 

turibil' histrionibztf mimis & alijs per manus Camerariorum 

Computantium hoc anno per p^rcelky quatmiis suis 

lucidius. apparemibus xxiiij li. vj s. ix d. 



25 



f 5 1 (Alderman's account) 

Et in concimilibus Regards datw Mimis vs. 



1516-17 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 61 (15 May 1516-4 June 1517) (Bailiffs account) 

Cusmrnauicafi Et in deiwijs soXutis sup^r Nauiculww Noie vna cuw stipendm viij 
Noe hominuw laboranc/'ara in cariag/'o eiusd^m p^r quatmiuw reparacionum 

Computantis vij s. ij d. 



1/ Dominica in Carniprmio: 3 February 1515/16 
1 1/ festum. (- lorpons chruri: 7 June 1515 
28/ concimilibus: for consimilibus 



30 



30 boston 1516-17 

f 72v (Chamberlains' account) (Wax and wax-working expenses) 

Et in pane ccvulcia Carn^ &C alijs victualibus 

qu'ibuscumque cum focalibus & alijs necessarijs empzis 

tempore opms dictf Cere hoc Anno operate vna cum 5 

Expens/5 fact/V dominica in Carnipr/uio in Cowmuni 

Aula pro recreac/owe Alderman n/ & aliorum confvatrum 

infra villaw de Boston p^r manus dicwrum Qameraxiorum 

Computanm/ra cuw Cirotecw daw povxazovibus Crucium 

Ac regard is dazis pozzazoribus luminuw histr/onibtti 10 

Mimis &C alijs per p^rcelLz.? quazernis Compuzanci um 

insimull computat/V & hoc anno restitut/V cum lij s. 

vij d. qua. per Thomam ffade & xxxix s. iij d. qua. per 

Athelard hoberd iiij li. xj s. x d. ob. 



(Corpus Christi expenses) 

Et in expense fact/V ad festum Corporis christi in 

Commum Aula vocaw Sanct Mary house tempore 

co«uocac/o«is Aldermanni Qameraxiorum QapelLinozum 20 

CXer'xcorum & aliorum Ministrorz/w hu'xus gilde Necnon 

f r atruw & Sororum conxlucncium tarn tempore 

dissoluc/o«/V Ieiuniorww quam ad \antacu\um &C cenam 

vt in pane vino cezulsia biro carn^ bouin^z Muhon iua 

v'izulina Aucina pulc'inaria & huiusmod\ viczualibus 25 

vna cum xxvj s. viij d. de feodo Coci & Regard/* datw alijs 

serulemibus porzazoribus vexlllorum Cruciuw torch iaium. 

turibil' histrzbnibztf Mimis & alijs per manus Camerarionou 

Computanzium hoc Anno per parcellas quarrrnis suis 

lucidius. apparenzibus xxiiij li. xj s. j d. ob. >o 



f 82v (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 

...Mimis iij s. iiij d. gilde sanctc katerine/ alijs Mimis vij s. 1 in resto >5 

Corporis christi/.. . 



(■>/ dominica in Carniprauio: 22 February 1516117 
13, 14/ Thomam Hade, Athelard hoberd: guild chamberlains in I5h 
18,35 -6/ f«rt/m Corporis chrtrti, festo Corporis christi: 22 May 1516 
M)l lucidius: / minims for iu /" ws 



boston 1517-18 31 

1517-18 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 88v (4 June -27 May) (Bailiff's account) 

Custus nauicul, Et in den^rijs solut« ix uem hominura r v s. ij d. 1 Carianciuw Nauiculuw 
Noe Noie iuxta vij d. ad vices./ emendacione r ij s.. diets Nauicul/7 emendzcione 

r iij d. 1 de le Banershafte/ & in prazio vnius f v s. iij d. 1 paribus nouarum 
rotarum pro eodf m vt in quat^rno Reparacionum plenius Applet inter se 
xij s. x d. 



f 97 (Chamberlains account) (Corpus Christi expenses) 

Et in expensis factw ad festum Corporis christi in Communi Aula vocatrf 
Sanct Mary House tempore Conuocac/'oms Aldermanm Camerariorum 15 

Capellanorum Clericorum & aliorum Ministrorum huius gilde/ Necnow 
fratruw sororum & aliorum extraniorum confluencium tarn tempore 
d'issolucionis Ieiuniorwra quam ad Iantaculuw & cenaw vt in pane vino 
ceruis/tf biro/ cam? bouino/ muhonina/ vitul/W axxcina pulcinaria & 
huiusmodi wictuarijs cura alijs regards daiis alijs seruiemibus/ ponatatoribus 20 
vexillorum/ cruciurw/ torchiaram/ turibilV & xiij s. iiij d. de medietaze feodi 
Coci vna cum alijs regards histrionibus Mimis & alijs p^r manus Computanzis/ 
vltra residuum per alium Camerarium sociurw einsdem/ per quazernum suum 
pleniz^ liquet & alijs compwris precedentibus xij li. Iiij s. vj d. 

25 

f 99v 

Et in expend fact/V ad festum Corporis christi in Cowmuni Aula vocaw 
sanct Mary House tempore Conuocac/'oms Aldermann/' Camerariorum 
Capelknorum Clericorum & Aliorww Ministrorara Huius gilde/ Nee now 
fratruw Sororwra & kliorum extraniorum confluenciuw/ tarn tempore 
dissoluc/'owe Ieiuniorara q«am ad Iantaculum & cenam vt in pane vino 
ceruisia biro/ carne bouino/ muhonina vizulina/ Aucina pulcinaria/ volatil/7 
Cegnet/W gruin^/ & huiusmodi cum alijs diuersis expensis & regardw Mimis 35 
& s^ruient/^wj ac porzazoribus /vexillorttw 1 & Histr/'onib«.f & alijs p^r 



5/ hominuw ... Carianciuw: for hominibus ... Cariantibus 
14, 29/ festum Corporis chr«ri: 11 June 1517 
20/ portatator/£w: for portatoribus 
33/ dissoluc/'cwe: for dissolucionis 
34/ bouino: for bouina 



>0 



32 boston 1517-19 



manus Computamis pro pane sua vltra residuuw per alteruw Camerariuw 
Socium eiusd^TW Computamis pa- quatmiuw suum particularity Luculenciztf 
App^ret xij li. iiij s. vj d. ob. 



1518-19 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts la: Misc. Don. 169 

f 7v (27 May- 16 June) (Bailiff's account) 

Cusius Nauicttl/' Et in denarijs solutis viij v s. ix d. . hominib/^ Nauiculuw Noie diebzz.c 10 
sancti spiritus Paracliti & Corporis chr/Vri cariantibzzj" ingrossz/w conductzV 
I \ibre gonnepouuder xij d. Empcione Carteclowtw &C iij d. stubbys cu»z 

j d. alijs proulsis pro eodmi Nauiczdo per predictum quat^rnuw plen'u/s 
patet etc. vij s. j d. 



Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 117 (27 May— 16 June) (Chamberlains account) (Corpus Christi expenses) 

Et in expensis factis ad festum Corporis christi in Cowmuni Aula vor<z/vz 20 

Saint Mary house tempore Conuocac/onis Aldermanni Camfrariorzzw 
Capellanorum Clericorum & Aiorum Ministrorz/w huius gilde Necno/z 
ffratrum sororuw & aWorum extramorum confluenciuw tarn tempore 
dissoluczo«z.f Ieiuniorz/z/z qzzam ad Iantaculuw & Ceriam vt in pane vino 
c^ruicia birra Carnf bouinrf multonz/zj vitulina Aucina pulcinaria <I\: 25 

Uuiusmod'i victuar/}V cuw alijs Regards dat« alijs seruientibus portatorz/W 
vexilloraw Cruciuw torchiarzzw turibil & xiij s. iiij d. de medietaie reodi Coci 
vnacuwz alijs Regards histrionibzz^ Mimis & alijs per manus Computamis 
vltra residuum peralium Cameravium sociuz/z eiusdfm per quat<vnu zzz suum 
plenizz* liquet & alijs Compzzris precedent! bus xij li. v s. \ d. so 



f 119 

Et in expemzV factis ad fertwm Corporis christi in Communi Aula vocata ^ 

saynt Mary house tempore Conuocac/onis Aldermanni Cameroiiorum 
Capel/anonn/i Clericorum cV alior«w Ministror«w huius gilde Necnon 
fratruw sororuw & aliorum extra.niorum confluenciuw cam tempore 
dissoluc/oww Iciuniorz/z/z qzzam ad Iantaczzlz/m ex Cenam vt in pane vino 
Cenusia Birra Carne bouina multonina vitulina faucina pulciiwrz,z volatili 

10-1 1/ diebui ... chrwri: 23 May and 3 June 1518 
I stum i orporis chrwri: 3 June 1518 



boston 1518-20 33 

clgnetina gruina & huiusmodl cum alijs diuersis expensis & regards Mimis 
& seruientibus ac portatoribus ve A x iWorum & histrionibw* & alijs per manus 
Computantis pro parte sua vltra residuuw per alteruw Camerarium 
sociura eiusd^TW Computantis vt in iiij. or folijs papir/ sup^r Computum 
restitutis pleni^ App^ret &c xij li. v s. x d. 5 



1519-20 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 135 (16 June- 31 May) (Bailiff's account) 10 

Cuszus Nauic«l<- Et in denan)> solut/V vij 1 *™ hominibus r iiij s. j d. Nauiculam Noie diebzw 
Noie s^wcri spiritus paracliti & Corporis chnVri cariantibz/5 singzdo capiente pro 

labors suo vij d./ ij libra le gonnpowder r ij s. 1 empto xiiij vln/> v s. iij d. 
le Canues emptis \uxta iiij d. ob. pro qualibrt vlna &c Necnon Mijs diufrsw is 
r xxiij d. 1 neccessarijs emptzV pro eadmi Nauicwla per quatemum Computantis 
resthutum & exammatum & int^r memoranda temanens xiij s. iij d. 



f 142 (Chamberlains' account) (Corpus Christi expenses) 20 

Et in expend facw ad festum Corporis christi in Communi Aula vocata 
saint Mary house tempore Conuocac/oms Aldermanni. Cameraxiorum 
Capellanorum Clericorum & aliorum Ministrorww hums gilde. Necnon 
tratrum sororuw & aliorum extraniorum confluenciuw tarn tempore 25 

dissoluc/ow/V Ieiuniorww quam ad Iantaczdwm & Cenam vt in pane vino 
smiicia birra Carn<? bouimz Multonina. vitulina. Aucina pulcin^rw & 
huiusmodi victuarijs cum alijs Regards datw alijs seruientibus portatoribus 
vexWlorum Cruciuw torchiarww & ruribiE & xiij s. iiij d. de Medietate feod/ 
Coci vnacura alijs Regards histrionibw Mimis. & alijs per manus Computantis 30 
vltra residuum per alium Camerarium sociuw eiusdmi per quatemum suum 
plenizw liquet & alijs Compwns. precedentibus xj li. xv s. iiij d. 



f 152v (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 35 

...Et in corxs'xmiWbus regard/V ministratoniw quibusd^m Mimis a\ias 
Trumpput^rs ad festum Corporis christi. ibidem faciemibus melodiam cu?u 
instrument/V suis &c. iij s. iiij d — 



40 



12 13/ dieb/« . . . chrtrti: 12 and JJ June 1519 

22. 38/ festum Corporis christi. forum Corporis christi: 23 June 1519 



34 boston 1520-2 



1520-1 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 162v (31 May- 23 May) (Final adjustments to bailiffs account) 

...ix s. pro vection<? Nouiczdf Noie in diebz/5 Pentecostes & Corporis chrari 
circa villam ibidem & Smigmate cum z\ijs emptis pro ead^m. NauicwL? 
similiter post Clausum eiusdmi &c 

f 169 (Chamberlain's account) (Corpus Christi expenses) 



10 



Et in expend fact/V ad festum Corporis christi in Commun'i Aula vocata 
saynt Mary House tempore Conuocac/ow's Aldermann/ Czmerariorum 
Capellanorum Clencorum. & aliorum Ministroraw huius gilde Necnon 
katrum Sototum & Aiovum extramorum confluenciuw. tam tempore 
dissoluc/'oww Ieiuniorww q«am ad Iantac«l«m & Cenam vt in pane vino is 

Ceruis/'tf birro Carnf bouimz Mukonina. vitulin^ zucina pulcin^rw volatil/. 
Cignetina gruintf & buiusmodi cum alijs diuersis expensis & Regard/V 
Mimis & seru'ientibus ac portatoribus vexillorww & histrionib/tf ac alijs per 
minus Computamis pro parte sua vltra residuum per alteruw Camerariuw. 
soci«m eiusdmi Computamis per quatemum suum plemus & particuLiriter 20 
patet xj Ii. x s. ij d. ob. 



f 179 (Alderman's account) (Livery and clothing) 

25 
...Et in buiusmod'i denan/V solut/V super empcione pann/ lainv pro le 
Mynstrellw cum ij s. pro fa'itura earundem togarum suarum per paruu/n 
quatemum Computamis penes se'ipsum remanentem xxvij s. Et solut/V pro 
r xviij d. 1 d'imidio quarterij vellewet pro le badges dictf toge &c I vnce ij s. 
viij d. 1 de venysgold & le broderyng ij s. & factum dictorum le badges vt w 
in dorso eiusd^m quaterm penes Computantem remanentem ike vj s. ij d. 



1521-2 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 J5 

f 186v (23 May 1521-12 June 1522) (Bailiff's account) 

Cust«fNauic«l* Et sokitum per Compuwwtew in Anno proximo precedent! post clausum 

Noii- 

S/ Pentecostes: finales corrected over erasure 
5/ diebui ... christi: 27 May and 7 June 1520 
I 1/ festum 1 orporis chriiri: 7 June 1520 
29/ diet* toge: for dictarum togarum i 



boston 1521-3 35 

Comp&ri scilicet in vectione Nauicwl^ noie in diebztf Pentecostes & Corporis 
chrari circa villam de Boston cum empcione Smigmatw & Aliorum emptorum 
pro eadfm Nauicwk similiter post Clausum eiusd«?2 continentis tamen Adtunc 
nouciam Computamis &c ix s. 

5 

f 204v (Alderman's accounts) 

lib«-atuivz Et solixtum pro panno laneo empt<? pro Mimis Alas waytes hoc anno Videlicet 

vesture de le ^ m ljb^ ratun 2 sua vt m sepedicto qwatfrno plenius continetur pro ij Annw 10 
finitis in Clausz/ra huius Compz/ri &c xlviij s. viij d. 



1522-3 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 15 

f 234 (12 June— 28 May) (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 

...Regardo Mimis alias Mynstrell/V domim Regis xx s 

f 238 (Necessary expenses) 20 

...Nicho/^o Alyn broderer pro foc/ura covonavum imponend^rww sup^r 
tunicas Mimor^m vocatorum le waytes & pro le sewingsylk xij d. pro dimidio 
quavter'i] de velvet pro eisdmi xviij d. pro dimidio vncie de le vennys gold 
pro eijsd^ra xvj d — 25 

f 238v* 

. . .expensis le playing^ de le ent^rlute die p^raceues & pasche v s. ij d — 30 



(Necessary purchases and payments) 

...Ricardo hickrc in pra:io ij v\narum le canvas emptarum pro le Golyes ad 

processionem die Corporis christi xvj d 35 



1 - 2/ dkbus . . . chr/Vri: 19 and 30 May 1521 
111 xmponcndarum: 5 minims for im in MS 
25/ eijsdwz: for eisdem 
30/ die . . . pasche: 3 and 5 April 1523 
3 s )/ die Corporis chrtrfi: 19 June 1522 



36 boston 1522-5 

f 239 



...pro alio le Corde pro le noye Shipp iiij d — pro le grese pro le nove ship 
Id.... 



1523-4 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 263 (28 May- 19 May) (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 

...to the kyngw Mynystrellw vj s. viij d 

...Regards le wayt« de london cum vino sup^r esdem expendito xiij s. 
iiij d 



1524-5 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts bl: Egerton ms 2886 

f 296* (19 May 1524-8 June 1525) (Alderman's account) (Rewards) 

...in in Regards subvicecomitis in aduent// sno vsque boston cum reg/V process// 
pro auro regine ij s. cuid/zm The A the rist^ domin'i Reg/V in festo Corporis 
chmri iij s. iiij d. lez King« mynstrell« in octau/z eiusciem festi x s. lez 
Trumpyto//rs Comit/V Arundel, ij s. iiij d 



f 296v 

. . .lez Mynystrell^ domin'i Reg/V x s. 



10 



25 






(( in i Id officers' expenses in entertaining visitors) 
. . .expens/V lez Mynystrell« domini Reg/V xx s 

f 297v (Necessary payments) ^ 

...x) cem homlnibus pro Cariag/o de le Noyeship ad ij vices aim iiij d. pro 



13/ esdem: /m- eisdcm 
21 in in: dittography 

is chrtrti: 26 May 1524 
23/ octau/a eiusdfm festi: 26 Ma.) 2 fum 



boston 1524-6 37 

dissoluc/orz^ lemniorum suorum vij s. viij d Ricardo Aleyn pro factura 

Corone & le Stuff pro eisdmi pro le Mynstrell^ de Boston iiij s 

f 298* 

5 

. . .Wlagistro Thomlynson pro tot denarm per ipsum solutis Mimis in festo 
Corporis christi & non sibi allocatis in Compwto suo existent Ca.mera.rio 
xiij s. iiij d 

1525-6 io 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts la: BB 4/C/l/l 

f I4v (8 June- 24 May) (Chamberlains' account) (Corpus Christi expenses) 

Et in expensis facm ad festum Corporis christi in Communi aula vocata 
Saynt Mary howse tempore Conuocac/oms aldermann/' Camerariorum 15 

Cap e Hanoi um Clencorum & aliorum Ministrorz/ra huius gilde Necnon 
Confratrum Sororum et aliorum extramoium confluenczz/m tarn tempore 
dissoluc/ow/V lemniorum quam ad Iantac&lzmi & Cenam vt in pan^ vino 
sermcia birra C A a rnibz/5 bouintf Muhonina vitulin^ aucina pulcinaria 
& huiusmodi victuan/V cum regard/V dazis alijs seruieniibus ponawiibus 20 
vexlllorum Cruciura torchiarz/ra Turibil' cuw xiij s. iiij d. de Medietate 
feodz will^/mi pynell Coci vna cum alijs alijs RegardzV Histrionibzz.f Mimis 
& alijs per manus ComputanftV vltra residuum per Aliura Cameraiium per 
quaiernum suum plenizz; liquet ac in Compzzzis precedentibus &c viij li. viij s. 
j d. ob. qua. 25 



f 24v* (Alderman's account) (Rewards given) 

. . .le Trumpytoz/rs seruxeniibus ComitzV de Arundell ad vtas Corporis chiisti 30 
iij s. iiij d. fiatiibus limitatorz'£z« de boston eadfm vice viij d. Cuid/zm 

Setherist^ ead^m vice iij s. iiij d le waytes de Notyngh^m iij s. iiij d. le 

Baynerd^ de Swyneshed play x s 



2/ Corone: for Coronarum (':'< 

6—71 festo Corporis chrwri: 4 June 1523 

14/ festum Corporis chr/Vri: 15 June 1525 

14/ Communi: 9 minims in MS 

19/ bouinrf: 4 minims in us 

22/ alijs alijs: dittography 

30/ vtas Corporis chr/Vri: 15-22 June 1525 



38 boston 1525-55 

f 25* 
...lohanm English** & socijs suis \usoribus domin'i Regis xl s — 

5 
f 26 (Necessary expenses) 

. ..Ricardo Aleyn pro le Broderyng Coronarum pro le wayt<?5 cum ve A 1 vet 
& le vennys sylke iiij s.... 

10 

f 28v* 

...Nicho^o feild r ij s. viij d. 1 pro vino expendito tempore filie sue exlstentis 
Reginf apud Boston. . . 

15 

1538-9 

Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary Accounts la: BB 4/C/1/2 

f 11* (13 June -29 May) (Purchases) 

20 

. . .in Qnstibus emendzcionis de Noe chippe et le pety Iudas xiiij d. . . . 



1552-3 

Inventory of St Botolph's Church Goods tna: pro E 117/3/57 :^ 

single sheet* (17 August) 

In primis v olde copis for childrene vj s. viij d. 

30 

1553-4 

Sale of St Botolph's Church Goods tna: pro E 1 17/3/60 

f [1]* (26 May) 

It^rn to Iohn Dobe v old Copes for Children vj s. viij d. 



1554-5 

Inventory of John Wendon, Burgess LA: 1NV 21/167 

single mb* (20 December) (In the hall) 40 

Itfm A pare ot ( lavicorcLfJ m S. 



boston 1567-74 39 

1567-8 

Council Minute Book la: BB 2/A/l/l 

f 68v (9 May) 

Also yt is agreide yat the xiiij s. payde to the Scholemaster towards the 5 

charges of his play shalbe allowed, and also ye x s. that is gyven to the 
wates of Cambridge 



1572-3 io 

Will of William Neudike, Musician la: LCC WILLS 15731 
f 1 29 (16 March 1572/3; proved 7 April 1573) 

In the name of god Amen the xvi th daye of march 1572 and in the xv th 
yere oure sufferaine lady Elizabethe by the grace of god queene of 15 

in/g 1 lande france and irland defendor of the faithe &c I will/'rfm neudike 
of boston in the county of lincolne singinge man sicke in bodye but hole 
in mind and of p^rfectt remembrauns do make this my last will and 
testamente/ . . . Item I geue to Thomas my younger sonne x 1. to be paiede 
to him when he shall cume to the age xxiiij th years Item I geue more to 20 
the saide Thomas all my apparell my virginalls clavigoulds and bookes 
of musicke 



1573-4 25 

Council Minute Book la: BB 2/A/l/l 
f 128v* (27 March) 

1573 Tempore Ricardi Brigg« maioris 
Also where as Edward Astell of Boston musicion with his serxxzxxmes and 30 
apprentizes be appoynte to be the waytes of this Borough and to play eu^ry 
mornyng throwe out the Borough from Michaelmas vntill Cristynmas and 
/from 1 the xij th day untill Ester (Sondayes holydayes and ffridayes except) 
vnlesse som cause reasonable may be to the contrarie/ ytt is therfore agred 
att this assemble that for and toward their paynes and travell in this behalf/ 35 
euery Alderrman to pay vnto the said Edward yerely so long as he shall 
contynue and be wayte of this Borough iiij s. at Cristynmas & Ester by 
evyn porc/ons and euery one of the xviij Burgesses to pay yerely ii s. at 
like dayes and tymes by evyn porc/ons and eu^ry other Inh^^itaunte and 
dweller within this Borough to pay yerly to the same Edward at like dayes 40 
by evyn porc/ons all such somwe and somwes of money as shall from tyme 
to tyme be rated taxed and sessed seu^rally upon euery of them by the maior 
Recorder and Alderman of the same Borough. 



40 boston 1573-1606 



Inventory of William Neudike, Musician la: INV 55/137 
single mb (6 April) 

\iern. A payre of olde virginalls Clavigold^ & 

musicke bookes xvj s. 



Inventory of John Skynner la: INV 55/150 
single sheet* 

10 

Item one luyt xij s. 

Item songes & ballets xij d. 



1576-7 

Council Minute Book la: BB 2/A/l/l 

f 179v (20 March 1576/7) 

Allso it is agreed that there shalbe no mo playes nor interludes [nor] in the 20 
churche nor in the Chancell nor in the hall nor Scolle howse/ 



1578-9 

Council Minute Book 1 ,.\ : B B 2/ A/ 1 / 1 

f 185v* (17 February 1578/9) 

At this assemble it is agred that at the requeste or diuers of this Boroughe 
that the play of the passion &c shalbe Mitfred to be plaiede in the hall 
garthe at Ester or Whitsontide when they shalbe moste mete and prepared 
for the same/ JO 



1605-6 

Inventory of John Coppley, Gentleman la: INV 100/223 

1 [2v]* (8 October) (In the chamber over the buttery) 35 

Inp/vmis one urndlebed w(.)th a fetherbed w/th thing« 

app^rteninge/ A pare of virgynallcy \\\ j s. \ iij d. 



boston 1606-10 41 

1606-7 

Episcopal Court Book la: Diocesan Cj/ 16 

p 154 (19 February 1606/7) 

Iidern contra Iacobura Leeman Clmcum Curatum de wrangle for [goei] 5 

mumeing in Boston in disguised apparell. 

xix° ffebruarij 1606 coram magistro Edwardo Clark Surrogate &c [Quo 
2 s. 6 d. die] comparuit personality dicms Leeman et se submisit et fassus est aiticulum 

12 d. scrutiny et dominus ex caus/'s dimisit eum cum momcione 



10 



1607-8 

Will of Arthur Oudum, Musician la: LCC WILLS 1608ii 

f 37* (3 March 1 607/8; proved 21 April 1 608) 

In the name of god Amen the third daie of March 1607 I Arthure Oudum 
of Boston in the countie of Lincoln Muzitian beinge sicke in bodie but of 
good & perfect memorie the lord bee praised doe make & ordaine this my 
laste will & testaiwwt... 

f 37v* 



20 



. . .1 will & [bequeath] desire my brother WilUsm ffox supmiisor of this my will 
to see all thinges performed accordingly as my truste is in him And I giue him 
for his paines takinge therin my best Iersey stockinges a little still shawme & two 25 
shillinges in money ... Item I giue vnto Barnard Lynam my greate bagge... 



Inventory of Arthur Oudum, Musician la: INV 105/101 

single sheet (21 March 1607/8) (In the great parlour) jo 

\ieva one dobble Curtal Instrument the ffowrthe pane of a noyse of 

recorders the one halfe of a noyse of old violens with theire cases iiij li. 

35 

1609-10 

Will of William Fox, Musician la: LCC WILLS 1609i 

f 244 (6 November; proved 22 December 1 609) 

In the Name of god Amen the sixt daye of Nouember, 1609 I William ffox 

5/ [idem: for Idem 



42 



BOSTON 1609-21 



of Boston in the Countie of Lincoln Muzitian, sick in bodye but of good 
and perfect memorye, the Lord be praised doe make & ordeyne this my 
last will and testament in manner & fforme fifollowing . . . Itsn I gyve vnto 
Richard Knott my sonne in Lawe All my Instruments whatsoever, w/th 
certaine tooles for mending of Instruments ... Itsn I gyve vnto Richard 
Ouduw All my skrowes & songe books in a lyttle Coffer And a ffyfe which 
was his vnckle Rafife Oudum... 



Bailiff's Account la: BB 4/B/1/1A 

mb 3d (29 September- 29 September) (Officers' livery) 



id 



...Et de iiij li. xviij s. iij d. solut/V \o\\anri\ Ampleford pro sex liumjs 
musicorww anglice the wates panni lanei vocat/ broade blew sicut apparet 
per billam p^rticulorwm. . . 



Inventory of William Fox, Musician la: IN V 106/302 
single mb (12 December) (In the yard) 



15 



hem. one single Curtle fifor Musick & other 
Instruments, violens & recorders 



iij li. xj s. viij d. 



20 



1613-14 

Council Minute Book 

f 11 (26 May) 



la: BB 2/A/1/2 



25 



ffbrtie shilling« At this Assemblie there is paide into the Treasurye ffortye shillings dew to this 
house by one Stevenson upon Bonde and the Bonde is delius-ed to be Cancelled 

by Si c.vcnson ' ... . ~. 

which ffortye Shillings ys deliused to Mr Hickes for frorrye Shillings paide 
by Mr Hickes with the Consent of this house to the Queenes Players 



1620-1 

Council Minute Book 

f 146* (20 October) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



35 



Item at this Assembly there is payd out of the treasury to Master Maior money 
which he hath giuen out vnto the Captaines men the Earle of Ruttlaiul 



viij I. vj s. payd 
t<> Master Maior 
tor money by 

bimlaydttii foi Secretary & for bringinge of [bilker] bucks & money giuen to players to ridel 4o 
,l,ls kowse. them out of the towne & other waies layd out by him the some of viij 1. vj. s. 



boston 1621-34 



43 



1621-2 

Council Minute Book 

f 155v* (4 June) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



xv. s. p<2/d to doctor Baron for soe much giuen by him to the children of the 5 
Reuells for their forbearinge to play in the townet 

Item at this Assembly there is taken out of the treasury the some of xv s. & 
deliuered to master doctor Baron for money which he gaue to the children 
of the Reuells for their forbearinge to play in this towne this yeare./ 

10 



xxj s. 6 d. paid 
to master Maior 



1624-5 

Council Minute Book 

f 191* (21 May) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



Allsoe att this Assembly there is taken out of the treasury and paid to Master 
Maior xxj s. vj d. for moneyes by him giuen to players for preventing their 
playing in this Towne 



ij 1. v s. v d. 
paid to master 
Maior 



f 194v* (23 August) 



20 



Att this Assemblie there is ij 1. v s. v d. taken out of the treasury &C paid to 
master Maior in full dischardge of money giuen to Sir Willyam Armins man, 
to players & to a messinger for bringeing proclamac/ons 25 



xxx s. paid 
Mr Cammock 



f 197v* (28 January 162415) 

Att this Assembly there is xxx s. taken out of the Treasurie and paid to mr 30 
Iohn Cammock for soe much by him expended giuen to the princes players 



1633-4 

Council Minute Book 

f 279* (8 November) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



35 



wibberton 
rents iiij li. vij s. 

Sessions Dynners 
iij li. xj s. 



xliiij li. viij s. j d. paid to master Maiort 

At this Assembly there was taken out of the Treasury xliiij li. viij s. 
j d. & paid to master Maior for soe much laid out by him as followeth 
vizt. to Robert Ingram for the reminders of the arrerages of Wibberton 
outrents iiij li. vij s. for the last Sessions Dynners of the Iusticies &C 



40 



44 



boston 1633-9 



to poo re 
souldiers &c. 
iiij li. iiij s. xj d. 



the Iuryes iij li. xj s. to poore souldiers marrynm & Players iij li. iiij s. 
xj d 



[vj li. xiij s. iiij d. 
per annum 
graunted to the 
wares./.] 



[xiij s. iiij d. 
giuen to the 
wares./.] 



1634-5 

Council Minute Book 

f 284v* (4 August) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



Tempore Thoma Haughton./. 
At this assembly it is agreed that the waytes shall haue yearly paid them by 
this house towards theire maintenance the sume of sixe pounds thirteene 
shillings & four pence ouer & aboue theire liueries & such ordinary 
allowances as they usually haue from priuate men the said wates finding 
from time to time such sufficient musicke as this house shall appointe or 
approve of & there is xiij s. iiij d. paied out of the treasury towards the 
chardges of the two new wates comeinge./. 



Master Maior 
his accompre./. 



1635-6 

Council Minute Book 

f 289* (21 April) 



la: BB2/A/1/2 



At this assembly Master Maior hath accompted to this howse 
pounds paid to the waytes at Lady day last. . . 



f 293v* (24 December) 



for four 



20 



25 



vj li. v s. ix d. 
paid to lames 
Neaue./. 



At this assembly there is vj li. v s. ix d. taken out of the treasury & paid to 
lames Neaue for soe much oweinge to him for cloth for the coats for the w 
waits & for Tointon & the Pauyer in the time of mr Haughtons Maioraltie./. 



1638-9 

Council Minute Book 

\ 308 (9 July) 



la: BB 2/A/1/3 



xx s. paid to 
master maior 



Au this Assembly there is xx s. taken out of the Treasurye and paid to master 
maior for soe much by him given for the avoideinge oi a company ot players 
from playinge in the towne: 



3m/ iiij li.: for iij li 



11 I hum.i: fui 1 home 



BRANSTON 1618 / BRANT BROUGHTON 1618 

BRANSTON 

1618 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/24 

f 69v* 

Presentments made during the visitation of Lincoln, Longoboby, and Graffoe 
deaneries held in Lincoln Cathedral 



45 



Potter hanworth dimittitur 



10 



Branston 



soluitur pro 
feodo suo per 
zpparitorem 
eodem die 



Francis Bett of Braunston presented for open ill behavior vpon [B] the 
saboath day: x° octobris 1618 citatus &c comparuit et obiecw articulo 
fatetur that he beinge a piper did play vpon his instrum^wt after eveninge 
prayers vpon the saboath day et se submitth &c vnde cum monic/o«e 
dimittitur monicione 



BRANT BROUGHTON 



1618 

Episcopal Visitation Book 

f 55v* (24 or 29 July) 



20 



la: Diocesan Vj/24 



Presentments made during the visitations ofLoveden deanery, held in the parish 
church ofSleaford, and Grantham deanery, held in the parish church of Grantham, 
by Christopher Wyvell, lid, vicar general and off cial principal of the bishop of 
Lincoln, and Thomas Raymond, stb, commissary, in the presence of John Pregion, 
registrar, and John Bujfeild, notary public and deputy registrar 

dimittitur 

Henricus Sills milnfr presented ffor playinge vpon a fiddle or instrum<?«t 
in the streetes of Brantbroughton vpon the Saboath day before morning 
prayer being the xix th of Iuly 1618 and for not cominge to morninge and 
eveninge prayer./ °8° octobris 1618. qucsitus &c vijs in proximum postea. 
comparuit Robenus Needham ex p#rte died Sills ad cuius peticionem 
dominus reseruauit dictum Sills in proximion fiat interiw scedula ad 
agnoscendwra &c et cexxificandum in proximum posiea. dominus ad peticionem 
dicn Robmi dictum Sills dimis/t° 



JO 



12/ x°: corrected over erasure 

14-15/ monicione ... monicione. second occurrence redundant 



46 



BRANT BROUGHTON 1636 / BURNHAM 1638 

1636 

Will of Henry Sills, Musician la: LCC WILLS 1636 

f 367v (Proved on or after 2 September) 

In the name of god Amen I Henry Sills sicke body but god be praysed 
perfect and hole in memory I Comitt my soule to god that gaue it & my 
body to be buried in the Churchyard of Brandbrougton and also I giue 
vnto Thomas Sills my eldest Sonne Ten pounds my Cloake and all my 
Instruments And the house where I now dwell after my wiffe decease to 
him & his heires for ever. . . 



Inventory of Henry Sills, Musician la: IN V 144/141 
single mb (August) 

Itmi three fiddles 



xxvj s. viij d. 



BURNHAM 



1638 



Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book 

f 57v* (12 November) 



la: Diocesan Vij/21 



20 



Presentments made during the visitation of Yar burgh deanery held in the parish 25 
church at Grimsby before Thomas Hirst, cleric, surrogate judge, in the presence 
of John Milward, notary public 

Horkstow Bridgit uxor Thome Tripp presented for miscallinge and raileinge on [he] 

dimittitui the Churchward(. . .) and sidsmen for doeinge theire dueties & saying they to 

pauper were busie sliueinge fellowes & came for a fee./ 1 1 decembris 1638 quesita 

vijs in proximum. 18 Ianuarij 1638 per vijs preconizata non comparuit 
excommunicato °vhimo ffebruari) 1638. vt contra viruw infra &c & 
ccnificandum 2 non cenificauit vnde excommunicato* 22 \,\nuan] 1639 
vespondeatur certificarium in proxhuam visitacionem" "excommunicato \5 

cenificauit &c dimittitur" 

dimittitui Thomas Tripp, presented for yat hee being a victualler & tipler att Burneholme 

pauper faire did suffer people to stay play & dance in his boothe in time of comon 

prayer the 30^ of September last in ye after noone./ 40 



>> bod) : for m or "t bod) 

M)l ( Churchward ...): oba ured l>\ tight binding 



>i K^\ufn\i>ulum: for ad ccnificandum 



BURNHAM 1638 / CONINGSBY 1601 47 

Simil/ftr quesitus vijs in proximum. 18 Ianuarij 1638. Citato per vijs preconizato 
non comparuit excommunicatus °vhimo ffebruanj 1638 comp^rait Apparitor 
&c & petijt (. . .)nem &C vnde facta, fide (acta, absque &£ lw£et ad agnoscendwra 
& certificandum in 2 non certificauit vnde excommunicatus °22. lanuanj 1639 
r«/>ond^f«r certificarium &C in proximam visitacionem.° 5 

"Excommunicato certificauit &c cXimittitur 

Barton George Ellis presented for the like/ 11. decem^ra 1638 comparuit Apparitor 

fatetur vnde h#£et ad agnoscendwra & certificandum in 2. °29 Maij 1639: 
p^r vijs in proximum./ 22 Iunij 1639. Citato per vijs & preconizato non 
comparuit excommunicatus. °19 Iulij 1639. comp^rw/t App^r/tor" 



in 



CAISTOR 

cl631 '5 

ac Orders and Ordinances of Caistor School 

Carlisle: Concise Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools 
p 794* 

5. Item, the said Schoolmaster or Usher are not to refrain the School upon 20 
the Eves of Holidays, or any other days, before Three of the Clock in the 
Afternoon- nor then neither but rarely, and that at the Shoolmaster's discretion, 
except it be in case where some Gentleman Stranger, or other, desire or request 
of the said Schoolmaster a Play-day for the Scholars, which is rarely to be 
granted at any one's request for more time than one afternoon;- And upon such 2s 

Play-days School Exercise, as Verses, Episdes, or Latins, master 

appointed to the Scholars fit for such exercises make against the next day. 



CONINGSBY 

1601 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 10 

f 64v* (1 April) 



Presentments made during the visitation of Horncastle, Hill, and Gartree 
deaneries, held in the church at Horncastle by Thomas Randes, ma, the archdeacon 
of Lincoln's official 



3/ facts ... factx second occurrence redundant 

2(\ 27/ : dashes by Carlisle presumably to indicate lost or illegible text 

26/ : dashes by Carlisle presumably to indicate lost or illegible text 






CONINGSBY 1601 

dimittitut 

Alexander Butterworth for a drunckard and for v(...) godes name in vaine 
in rymes ix° Maij 1601 citato dictus Butterworth now comp^n//'t & 
pena Reservata in quindenzm pxoximam 22^° Maij 1601 comparuk [dc] 
Bartholomaeus Salmon ad cuius peucionem dominxxs xpsura Butterworth 
dimisit 



Bill of Complaint in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Lovill, et al 

tna: pro STAC 5/L 13/33 io 

sheet 2* (23 November) 

...(...)ge sondaie (by the then previtie knowledge and incurredgment of 
the said Edward dimocke) One Talbois dimocke of Kime in the Countie of 
Lincoln, gentleman brother to the said Edward dimocke beinge of a verie is 
careless disposition and [a common knowne drunkard and] an ale house 
haunter Richard M(...) iiij daies before assalted hurte and wounded a pore 
laboringe man that he was in daunger of his lyfe, and beinge sought for by 
the Iustices warrant A Tor (...) of a manslaughter (...) by his arrest° fledd 
therevppon, and henrie fawcett whom he knewe to be disorderid persons 20 
Iohn Cradocke thelder and Iohn Cradock the younger Iohn Pargett Iohn 
Corke (...) A °(...) ffrancys Harvey° Richerd dixon, Robme kirkeby Edward 
wiles of Conisbie aforesaid yeome/2 and xl nc dissolute and vagarant persons 
more a(...) least, did vnlawfullie Riotusly & Routously assemble them selves 
togeather in the forenoone of the same daie at kyme aforesaid and there soe :s 
assembled in warlike manner with (...) Conysbie in the said Countie of 
Lincoln, being the next towne adioyninge to Tattershall (...) A which TowO 
of Tattershall your subiecte then did and yet doth dwell (in which towne 
of Conisbye the said Edward dimocke hath a mannor and the command of 
diverse tenants. A there The said Riotous and disorderid persons havinge >o 
(...)ted thither (...)ente but of his (...) therafter ... the same day march in 
disordered manner in the streetes of Conisbie aforesaid drawinge to there 
Companie diuers other dissolute and hide persons dwellinge thereabouts, 
and theire in like disorderid sorte, emend into all or moste of the Tiplinge 
howses in Conisbie aforesaid, whereof theire were diuers to the number of )5 



gc: item 1 reads the xxvj^ day of the said 28 10/ (in... there : closing parenthesis omitted 

monethe ol [ulye beinge JO 1 havinge ... (...)ente: item I reads having m> 

17/ M(...>: item I reads Morrice oi kyme afrbrcs ... resorted thither did aboute 

gtnxleman who was termed theire ( apteyne, Richard 31/ ■ • .)ente: 50mm illegible 

Hunte who not three or 31/ (...)': I Omm illegible, apparently I word 

th ... : item I reads flagges and drummes 31/ >...•: I>»i»i illcgil>l<- 
departed thense toward 



CONINGSBY 1601 49 

viij or tenne (...) ther^did spend the (...) day in drinking and in beastlie 
disorder wastinge and consuminge all all the drincke in the said A °ale° 
howses somme of them gevinge out that they had druncke the towne drie, 
and then comminge forth some of them being drunken and other greatlie 
distempered thereby, the said malefactors and Rioturs the same Saboth daie 5 
in riotus & vnlawfull (...) being armed and ar r r ] ied with swordes, rapiers 
daggers, and other weapons, aswell invasive as defensive, Marched in the 
streetes w/?/ch ledd into the meadowes over againste the Castle of Tattershall 
wherein your subiecte then dwelled w/th his howsehould and familie, 
intendinge (as it seemed) to shoe them selues in (...)nne in there braveinge io 
(...) against the said Castle in w/tf'ch there marchinge in the said streete, your 
subiecte not thinckinge of anie such disorderid assemblie or persons beinge 
A r °Ryding on horseback & o1 accompanied with ij servauntfi only on horsse, 
and fyve or six his servauntw on foote, vppon occasion of busines beinge 
to passe that waie, pm:eavinge sutch Companie soe there assembled sente 15 
often vnto them requiringe them r °(...) they would (...) staie the noyse of 
there drummes, and displayinge there flaggy that he might quietlie passe 
by them which neuerthelesse they did not forbeare but rather incresed there 
disorder and Cryed stricke vpp drummes, stricke vpp drumes, wherevppon 
one Thomas Pigott gentleman your subiectes servaunte, beinge on horssebacke, 20 
Rydinge towards them to haue pmwaded them to haue staide, they came 
vppon him with theire drummes and flagges in sutch violent manner, as 
the said Pigott was thereby with the sturringe of his horsse, by reason of 
the noyse of the drumme, and the seight of the flagge or banner, caste of 
his horsse downe to the grounde and beinge an adged man and corpulent, 25 
receaved thereby a sore and daungerous fale, and lay there in good space 
for deade, being greevously brused by the favle vntill somme of there owne 
Companie, more Compassionat then [then] the reste, lifted him vpp and sett 
him on his foote, which theire insolencie riottes and vnlawfull misdemeanors 
beinge observed by your Subiecte, in prevention of daunger and hurte to 30 
his person, your said subiecte was inforsed to retorne A °back° with greate 
speede towardes his said howse at Tattershall Castle for that the said riottous 
persons followed him with intencion likewise as yt plainly appeared, to have 
offerid violence to your said subiecte, yf they had ouertaken him, whoe as 
speedelie as he coulde in his retorninge to his said howse, sent forthwith the J5 
same daie one of his servaunte to Ioseph Mellers the Cunstable of Conisbie 
aforesaid, to resorte to those disorderid persons, and to p^rswade and 
Commaund them in your highnes name to deseste theire said actions and 



I ... : item 1 reads Sabotb r'ried: J&rarraied 

II all all: dittography 11/...: item I reads armour 

item I reads disorder 



50 CONINGSBY 1601-2 

to disperse themselves and keepe your heighnes peace, whoe then and theire 
resortinge to them accordinglie, with purpose to staie them and requiringe 
them in your heighnes name to disperse them selves and to keepe your 
heignes peace) diuers of the said dissolute persons as namelie the said Talbois 
dimocke, Richard Morrice, A Iohn Cradock theldre Iohn Cradock the yonger 5 
Richard kersshawe ffrancys harvey and Richard Hunte with others of the 
sayd Companie, then and theire riotously routously and vnlawfullie did drawe 
theire swordes, and assulted the said Constable, both in the streetes and in 
the Curtch yarde of Conisbie aforesaid and other places there w/'th theire said 
swordes drawne, and somme of them did strike him with theire weapons in 10 
the said Churtch yarde, And they soe continewed there Companie togeather 
till nighte, delayinge the said time, vntill the said Earle was gone to his bedd 
to take his reste, and then they beinge Commaunded by the said Cunstable 
to goe to there reste and to be forth comminge the next morninge, to the 
intent that he mighte haue them before your said subiecte, or somme other is 
of your heighnes Iustices of peace, there to answere to theire disorders 
accordinge to the lawe, they answerid that they were goinge to kime, and yf 
your said subiecte or the said Cunstable would haue any thinge to doe with 
them they should come aftere them to kime to the said A °S/r° Edward 
dimockes howse theire, which vnlawfull assemblie riott, and route, so began ne 20 
at kime aforesaid the said xxvj th daie of Iulie (beinge sondaie) in the forenoone, 
and continewed at Conisbie in the afternoone of the same daie as well in 
the time of divine sevice as otherwise without intermission... 

1602 

Interrogatories for Defendants in Lincoln v. Dytnoke, Lovill, et al 

tna: pro STAC 5/L 13/33 
sheet 6 (before 7 April) 

1 Impr/mis whither were you at South Kyme in the countye of Lincoln on 30 
the xxvjth day of Iuly last past being sonday if you wert who by name were 
in your company & did not you & others in yo//r company come from 
Kyme to conesbye in the afternoone of the same day or not whither in 
your goying thither had you or any of yowr company any flaggef drummes 
or other warlike mimic/on or not? )5 

Item when you and yo//r company A so came to Conesby as aforesaid, 
whither did you or any of yo«r company & which of them by name, march 
in Conesby stretes, what weapons had you or they, how many in number 
wen.- they, and to what entent came you or they thither/? 40 



II accordinglie,: comma used for opening parenthesis 31/ the xwi 1 ' 1 ... sonday: 26 July I (■>()! 



CONINGSBY 1602 51 

Depositions of Defendants in Lincoln v. Dyntoke, LovilU et al 

tna: pro STAC 5/L13/33 

sheet 26 (7 April) (Examination of Richard Morrys, 28, yeoman, of 
South Kyme) 

5 

To the first Interrogatory he saieth that he was in Southkime the same day 
yax. the may game went to Cunsbye/ being on a sabboth day butt whether 
it were the day menc/'oned in the interrogatory he knoweth nott and that 
there was in Companye Mr Taylboyes Dymocke Iohn Cradocke Roger 
Byarde Iohn Patchett /& 1 Iohn Cocke and yat he this exammate and 10 
these persons before named w/'th some others went in the after noone of 
the same day from kyme to Cunsbye and somme of the companye had 
reedes tyde together lyke speares with a paynted paper of the toppes of 
them and one of them had a drumme and an other a flagge as he thinketh 
butt no other warlyke munic/on had they 15 

To the second Interrogatory he saieth that when he w/'th his companye 
came to Cunsbie as aforesaid they did march throughe the streets to an 
alehouse and their lighting sett vppe their horses and saieth yat he this 
examinate had his sword about him that he did vsuallie weare when he did 
Ryde butt doth nott know of any that had weapons in his companye and 20 
saieth (that they were) when they came in to Cunsbye about xiij or xiiij teene 
persons and that there comwyng to Cunsbye aforesaid was to be merrie and 
nott to harme any man 

sheet 28 (Examination of John Patchett, 34, yeoman, of South Kyme) 

To the first Interrogatory saieth yat he was at Southkyme on the day 
menc/'oned in the Interrogatory being Sunday and there was in his companye 
mr Taylboyes Dymocke Iohn Cradocke the yonger Richard Morys A and 
Iohn Cocke, and this examinate and ye persons before named w/'th some 30 
others to the number of xij or xiij in all went from kyme to Cunisbye in 
the afternoone of the same day and there was a drurame and sixe of the 
companye had warlyke weapons made of Reedes lyke to speares w/th paynted 
papers of there endes and the Reedw themselves lykewise paynted butt they 
had no flagges or other warlyke Munic/on 35 

lb the second Interrogatory he saieth that this exa/wiwate being so accompanied 
did march on horseback two and two together throughe the streets in 
Cunisbye aforesaid w/'th the foresaid weapons in their hand« to one wyles 
his house who kept an alehouse and their did leave their horses and sayeth 40 
yat there intent was butt onelie to be Merrie w/'th Cunisbye men and yat 
there were nott aboue two swordes amongest them 



52 CONINGSBY 1603 



5 Item wheather was not the said Earle the nowc complainant enforced with 
their outragious behaviour to flic homewaroVf from them & wheather did 

12/ the (blank) yen: /&rthe xliij'i' yere (?j 



15 



1603 

Interrogatories for Witnesses on Behalf of the Earl of Lincoln 

tna: pro STAC 5/L 13/33 
sheet 49 (before 1 September) 

Item wheather doe you knowe or haue you harde That one Taylboies 
Dymocke Richard Morris Richard Hunte Iohn Cradocke the yonger Henry 
Fawcett Iohn Easton Iohn Cocke Iohn Patchett Richard Dixon or what 
Number &C what be their names who by the sounde of a druwme did gather 
& assemble them selues togeather in a Riotous tumulteous &£ disordered 
manner At Cunsbye in the Countie of Lincolne vppon or aboute the xxvjth 
daye of Iulye in the (blank) yere of her Maiest'ies Reigne or aboute what 
time as you knowe or haue hard, and was it not vppon the Sabothe daye 
declare the whole trueth & what be their seu^rall names. 

Item wheather had the said disordered persons drumes, fflagg« or Streamers 
And a Captaine or leader in warlike manner & wheather did they not marche 
aboute in Bravinge manner against the Castell of Tattershall beinge the 
p\aintiffes and wheare he then Remayned, & in what sorte did they behaue 
them selues to your knowledge or remembrance 20 

Item wheather did not the complainant beinge in a narrowe lane which 
forced him to passe by them send worde to the said companye to intreate 
them to hould still their noyse &C drumes and also their flaggy or scanners 
that he might quietlie passe by them withoute danger or scarringe his hois, 
& whoe did he so send vnto them for that or the like purpose and what 
answere did they or any of them make when they weare required therunto, 
And wheather did not they or some or them crie or call w/th a lowde voice 
dyvers times (strike vp drume) and some or them Rune vppon one Thomas 
Piggott gentleman the said Earles seruante and then messenger (beinge sent 30 
vnto them to p^rswade them) w/th their flaggy streamers or auncienta in 
such violent manner, that they caused his horse to east him to the grounde, 
And is not the said Piggotte a heavie aged & corpulent man and had he not 
greate hurte & damage therbie & what be their names that did soe mysbehaue 
them selves in that assembly to yo//r knowledge or as main of them as you 
knowe and was not the companie then so gathered togeather by the direction 
appointment procurement comaundmint or privitie of the said S/r Edward 
dymocke as you knowe or verelie thincke in youi conscience. 






CONINGSBY 1603 53 

they not pursue & hastelie followe the said Earle and wheather did they 
staie or hould their attempts vntill the Cunstable of the towne at the said 
Earles intreatie cam forthe & comaunded them in the Quenes /ma/sties 1 
name to hould still their noyses & disorderes, And did they not drawe their 
swordes or bend their weapons against the castell & refuce to obey the said 5 
Cunstable and what other resistance violence or threatinings A or insolent 
wordes did they offer vnto the said Cunstable, And did they not the same 
day (beinge the sabothe day) goe frome Alehouse to Alehouse swearinge or 
sayinge that they had druncke A all the towne drie or woold doe it before 
they went, and what other words of Ribaldry or disorder did they vse 10 



Depositions of Witnesses on Behalf of the Earl of Lincoln 

tna: pro STAC 5/L 13/33 
sheet 42 (1 September) (Deposition of Charles Grisley, 40, mercer, 
of Tattershall) 

To the ffowerth interrogatorie he sayth that Coming to the Crosse at Conysbie 
he found mr Pigott servant to the Gomp\ainam there seeming to him to 
be yll at ease & went vnto him & asked him howe he did to whome he 
sayd that the sayd Qomplainam had sent him to certayne persons in a Maye 
game to pray them that they would hould still theyr drommes that he & 
his Company might passe by them on horse backe who continewing still 
theyr drumming the sayd Piggotts horse Cast him & hurt him being 
afrayd of the drumme & ffurther sayth that the sayd mr Piggott seemed to 
him not to be able to go by reason of the sayd hurte being an old &C heavie 
man & further to this interrogatorie he Cannot depose 



(Deposition of Richard Baylye, 36, yeoman, of Aslackby Park) 30 

To the second interrogatorie he sayth that before or about Lammas in the 
xliijth yeare of the raigne of the late Queenes Maieszie Talboys Dymocke Iohn 
Cradocke Richard Morrys & divers other whose names he knoweth not to 
the number of thirtie or thereabouts on horsebacke & divers on foote were 35 
assembled together having a Drumme amongst them which was playd on 

To the third interrogatorie he sayth they had amongst them a drumme & a 
flagg & the sayd Cradocke was Called the lord amongst them &C further to 
this Interrogatorie he Cannot depose 40 

To the fowerth interrogatorie he sayth that the nowe Compla itianz ryding 
to Consbye to meete one mr Irbie hard the noyse of people showting & of 



54 coningsby 1603-r 1603 



a drumme & demanding what yt should be yt was answered that yt was a 
Maygame wherevppon the Complainant sent his footeman to desyre them 
to forbeare theyr drumming till he were past them bycause he ridd of a wylde 
mare & that footeman not readely retorning he sent one of his gentlemen 
Called mr Piggott to make the lyke request, following after himselfe a softe 5 
pace this deponent & others attending vppon him & Comming to the lane 
end where the Company was this deponent did see mr Piggott on foote & 
ryding to him asked him how he did who told him that the sayd Company 
Came about him &C he that Caryed the flagg florished the same before his 
horse whereby his horse Cast him, of which fall he receyved such harme as 10 
he was not perfectly well by the space of a fortnight &C divers of the persons 
willed at divers tymes to stryke vpp the drumme but who they were that sayd 
so he knoweth not. And further to this interrogatorie he Cannot depose 
saving that he doth thinke of his Conscience that S/'r Edward Dymwocke 
did not procure Command nor was privie therevnto 15 

To the fifte interrogatorie he sayth that the sayd Richard Morrys being on 
horsebacke &C having a Cudgell in his hand pressed so nere the Complainant 
&C the rest of the Company following fast after him as this deponent did 
thinke that the sayd Morrys would have stroken him & therefore thrust 
betwixt them w/th his horse wherevppon the sayd Complainant retorned 
another waye into Conisbie & Calling for a Constable Could fynd none the 
sayd Cradocke & the rest still following of the Complainant to the lanes 
end hard behynd him w/th theyr drumme sometymes playing & sometymes 
ceasing & the Company showting till at length the sayd Earle having found 25 
a constable Commanded him to raise the towne & to staye them by whose 
commandment most of them departed &c some fower or thereabout?; o\ 
them did staye still but the Earle & his attendantes retorned presently toward 
Tattershall And he further sayth that he did he A are that after his departure 
the said Morrys did drawe his sword vppon the Constable & refused to be w 
at his Commandiruv/t And he doth allso save that he heard that they before 
these misdemeanors were drinking at one Alehouse & he thinketh that sonic 
of them were drunke bycause of theyr dlsordred behaviour cv further to this 
interrogatorie he Cannot depose 



c 1603 

Interrogatories for Defendants' Witnesses in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Lovill, 
etal tna: pro STAC 5/L13/33 

sheet 48* 40 

3 Item wheather doe you knowe or haue credyblie heard, thai the said S/r 



CONINGSBY C 1603 / DONINGTON IN HOLLAND C 1563 55 

Edward Dymocke did forbidd and giue warninge to the said Talboyes 
Dymock, and others in the bill named, that they should not goe w/'th theire 
said maygame, to the said towne of Conisbye, and that he afterwards 
mislyked and was displeased therew/th yea or noe: ./ 



CUMBERWORTH 

1566 

St Helens Inventory of Church Furniture la: Dean and Chapter Ciij/36 10 

f 197* (26 April) 

The invywtore of all suche papiste ornamszts as Remayned in the p^rishe 
churche of Cvmberworth at anie tyme sence the death of the late Quene 
Marie made by Iohn donyngton & Rychurd page churche wardens ye xxvjth 15 
of April 1566 

Item one vestement & sollde to Iohn herdman and Rychard page 
decon & subdecvn 2,nno septymo Elezabeth who hathe sollde 

the same agayne to make players cots and 20 

which Iohn herdmaw cowfesseth y^t they were cut in pecs since the 
last visitac/on 



DONINGTON IN HOLLAND 



[yt ys agey] 



25 



cl563 

List of Names and Parts Played la: DONINGTON IN HOLLAND 

PAR/23/7 
single sheet* 30 

buttffendyke fifor ffyndyng of (...) 
(...) 
(...) 



35 



yt ys Agreyd by ye consent of yax. hole prf/yshe yax. evere man yat (...) hys 
tymes here aftfr specyfyed to forfeyt for every tyme yat h(.) do xij d. Apece 
for evere playr yat ys to say 40 

34/ (...): 10-30mm of damage ...): 10- 1 *>»im of damage 



56 



DONINGTON IN HOLLAND C 1563-1600 



rex 

George atkynson 

[Iohn wryght] rex 

Iohn Sinear ye steward 

Iohn lakes holefern« 
Edward danyell 
Iohn Rayn^r 
Iohn Love 
william browne 
ye messyngm^ 
Iohn toplydge 
rhombs watson 
Robert browne 
ye knyght^ 
Iohn Elward 
Iohn Stennyt 
(signed) Iohn Wryght 
X 
(signed) Ihon Newton 



[thomas] 



nj yong men 



ye 

[cowper] 

Sawdene [thomas dycconson] 

Lwryghtj 

ye duke [Iohn page] [Robert 

[hesis] herisj 

william strayker messynger 

Iohn law ye harrowlld 

[Iohn I] knyghtw 

thoirws playn 

Robert lawranson 



(signed) Iohn IT Toplyche 
(signed) Iohn [Reg] Rener 



(signed) be me george Atkynson 
(signed) be me Iohn Swgar 

(signed) Robert Sh 



+0 



10 



1600 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book 

f 46 (3 June) 



la: Diocesan Vii/9 






Presentments made during the visitation of North Holland deanery held in the 
church at Donington by Thomas Randes, the archdeacon of Lincoln's official 

di mm hut Elizabeth Lecke 

dimittitut Agnes Harrington 

for making Rymes of Rybauldrie to the grete otrence or the parishioners 
xvj° die lanuarij 1600 citate [no] comptfruerum et arftcwlo objecto se 
submiscr//;zt vnde dominus [psas dimisit 



>o 



ryghtj: written below line successively replacing dycconson andcowpa 
5-6/ LRobcri ... heris : written below the line to replace Iohn page 
I v I I : Toplydge also makes his personal mark of the initials I and T interim ed 
Ml +(.): unidentified personal mark 
H)l X: unidentified personal mark m the form of a citric with jour short strokes radiating from it 



EAGLE 1638 / EPWORTH 1623 57 

EAGLE 

1638 

Will of Eustace Watson, Musician la: LCC WILLS 1638-40 

single sheet (28 November; proved 1 February 1638/9) 5 

In the name of God. Amen: I Eustace /watson 1 of Eagle in the Countie 
of LincoK. . .) b(..)nge weake in bodie, but of good and perfect Remembrance 
I praise and ^hanke 1 God thearefore doe (...) Ohis my Last will and 
Testament, in manner & forme followinge . . . Inprimis I giue vnto my 10 
Sonne (...) one flecked Quee, one Ewe hogg. One Swarme of Beese. Two 
Instruments: a Trible & a Scitter(...) my Bible: two Gunnes. One puter 
Dish and one Cheare... 



15 



1638/9 

Inventory of Eustace Watson, Musician la: INV 147/137 

f [1] (28 January) (In the garden) 

Itera Two Instrewments of Musick 10 20 



EPWORTH 

1623 s 

Archdeaconry of Stow Visitation Book la: Diocesan Viij/1 
pp 30-1* (27 September) 

Detections during the archdeacon of Stows visitation held at Gainsborough before 
John Farmery, lld, in the presence of Thomas Harrys, notary public 30 

■> 
es 

Mr Thomas Lawton for [s] goeinge about w/'th a droome and loude beatinge 
the same all or the most of eveninge prayer vppon the Saboth daye beinge 
the 4 th of Ianuarie to the disturbance of the congregac/'on [t] that were 35 
then in the Church to heare divine service and for beinge absent rrom all 
or the most p^rte of prayer vhimo Ianuarij Anno domim 1623 in Ecclsia 
Czthedralis beate marie Lincoln/> loco Consistoriali ibidem Cora;// 
doctore ffarmerie &c [Cv] Citatus fuit dictttf Law ton et preconizato non 



11, 12/ <...): 35mm missing 



58 EPWORTH 1623 

comparuit suspensus °pub//cata fuit suspenc/o predicta 8 uo die ffebruarij 
Anno domini 1623. per david wierdale.° 

dimittitui 

Iohn whitacres for the like \\iimo lunuarij 1623 Citato et preconizato non 
comparuit suspensus 2° Ocwbris 1624 comparuit et iuratwj zbso\uitur [(.)] et 
obiecto articu\o fatetwr et se submisit vnde habet ad agnoscendww &c et 
cevtificandum in proximum postea dominus eum turn cum mon'icione 
dimisit [d(..>] 

10 

abijt [in]/. es' 

Thomas Birdd for the like vhimo lanuarij 1623 Citato et preconizato non 
comparuit suspensus 

exped/Vwr eS '"' 

Iohn Kelley for the like vhimo lanuarij 1623 Citato et preconizato non 
comparuit suspensus I 

es 

dimittitux 20 

feodasoluw Iohn Starkie for the like l4 to ffebruarij 1623 quesito et preconizato non 

comparuit vijs &C in proximum 24 to ffebruarij 1623 apwd Lincolnww 
citato et preconizato non comparuit suspensus °20 Ian«#rij 1624 coraw 
m^-w/TO Thorns Holden cl^rico Artiuw mag/Vfro Surrogate &C prewnte me 
lobanne Buffeild Notario pub//co &c comparuit personaliter dictus Starkie 25 
et petijt beneficium absoluc/'owis sibi impendi, tunc dominus ad peticionem 
d/cri Starkie (eodem Starkie p/vus iurato &C de parendo iuri et stando mandatis 
Eccl«ie) eundem absoluit et restituit &c tunc obiecto arf/V//lo fateu/r eund<;;/ 
esse verum et se submis/t &c vnde dominus acceptans huiusmodi sua;;/ 
confessionew iniunxit ei ad agnoscendww praut &c et cevtificandum in JO 

proximum postea dominus ad humilem peticionem dict'i [certincante] Starkie 
dimis/'t eum cum monic/b«c quod posthac se diligentius gerat &c/° 

> 
es 

Robertus Hawkin for the like 14 1 ° ffebruarij 1623 quesito et preconizato non « 

comparuit vijs &c in proximum 24 to ffeb;-/^/;// L623 citato et preconizato non 

comparuit suspensus 9° Nove?nb>/s 162-4 Coram MLagirtro Cieo/g/'o Parker 

CUrico surro^a/o &c companu't et iuratzu absolttrtar el obiecto ar/zr/do 

fatet«r that he did see them goe in the streete beatinge a drum but was not 

w/'th them vnde dominus cum monicione eum dimisit 40 

3/ dimittitui: corrected over es' 21/ quesito: q corrected ovet 1 

8/ cum cum: dittography 



sunt 



EPWORTH 1623 / FOSDYKE 1569 



59 



h/z£itat apwd 
Londoniam 



Edward ffarr for the like l4 to ffebruarij Citato et preconizato non comparuit 
pena &c in proximum 24 to ffebn&m)' 1623 preconizato non comparuit suspensus 



es 



Edward Coggan for the like l4 to ffebn/rfri/ Citato et preconizato non 
comparuit pena &c in proximum 24 to ffebruarij 1623 preconizato non 
comparuit suspensus 



in Hibern/'tf 



es 



dimittitux 



Iohn Hallifax iuw/or for the like l4 to ffebruarij Citato et preconizato non 
comparuit pena &c in proximum 24 to ffebrw^n/ 1623 preconizato non 
comparuit suspensus 

EWERBY 

1615 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 15 

f 73* 



20 



Laurence Kighley for keeping dium fidlers playeng and singing & drincking 
in his howse in praier time on the Sabaoth daie after Bartholomew day last 
°8° Novembris 1615 citatus extenditur in proximum" °22° Novembris 1615 
allegauit RicWus Kighley eius filius that his father was at church & there 
was not anie such disorder vnde facta per exxm fide de veritate premxssorum 25 
dimittitur° 



FOSDYKE 



1569 



M) 



Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/4 
f 62 (26 May) 

Presentments made during the visitation of North Holland deanery held in the 35 
parish church of Boston by Robert King, official 



ffosdicke excommunicatus 

wigtofte dictus WiUelmus Loppingtoune est commumOer ebrius et diffamato<...> 

religionis suscepte et est histrio et vtitur vocabulis intollerabilibz^ xvij° die 40 



22/ the Sabaoth ... last: 27 August 1615 



40/ suscepte: for suspecte 



10 



60 FOSDYKE 1569 / GAINSBOROUGH 1587 

Septembr/s 1569. ap«d \mco\niam quesitw now ideo vijs et modis vj die 
ApriUs 1570/ zpud bostonne citatus no/2 ideo 



FULSTOW 

1607/8 

Inventory of Thomas Storr, Piper la: INV 105/34 

single sheet (22 January) 

Itsn: in the chamber two chists & his pipes w/th 

all other implements their vj s. viij d. 



GAINSBOROUGH 

1587 

Exchequer, Special Commission of Inquiry Articles tna: pro E 178/1315 

single sheet 

Articles to be executed and enquired vpon on the behalf of oar soveraigne 
Ladve the quenes Maiestie by the Comissioners vnder written 

Lincoln 1 ffirste whether do you knowe a pece of grounde comwonlye called by the 

name of Chappell garthe lyinge and beinge in Gainsburghe in the Courm t 
of Lincoln. And howe longe have you known the same./ 

2 Item what buildings are thereon in and vpon the same, or any parcel! 
thereof And what are the vttermost boundere and circuyt thereof on euery 
pane to your knowledge. And howe do you know the same/ w 

3 Item whether from the tyme of yo«r remembraunce. And by what tyme 
before as you have hard was there or hath there bene certen Guyldes ffraternyties 
or brotherhod« there kepte vsed or mayntayned. And in what sorte were the 
same. And what was the manner of theire meetings or vsage of the same./ >5 

4 Item by what names weere the ('heel persons of the said Itraterm tie or 
Brotherhood or the said Guilde called, whether had the Bretheren Mid 
Sisters or those cheef persons of suche Guilde frraternitie or Brotherhood 
or any of them towards the mayntayning of the same the interest vse 
proffitts and commodities of the said Chappell garthe./ 



20 



GAINSBOROUGH 1587 61 

6. Item in what sorte was Masse or other service vsed in thesaid Chappell, 
And for what tyme to your knowledge or as you have hard. And whether was 
the same onlie at the Assemblyes or meetings for and concerninge the said 
Guilde, or at other tymes./ 

5 

7. Item whether did the vsinge of the saide Guilde fraternitie or Brotherhood 
Chappell and service therein cease to suche purpose and altogether pre^entlie 
at suche tyme as other Chappelley and Chauntries Guilds and ffraternities 
&C erected founded and mainteigned for the vse or exercyse of supersticious 
service or vse aforesaid did cease and determyn And whether since that tyme 10 
was there ever any other service in the same vse yea or no./ 



Exchequer, Special Commission of Inquiry Depositions 

tna: pro E 178/1315 15 

mb [1]* (8 October) (Deposition of Edward Develing of Gainsborough, 
57, sadler) 

Taken at Gainsborough before Peter Evers, Charles Fitzwilliam, and Richard 
Smythe, commissioners of the court of the Exchequer 20 

To the first article saith and deposeth that he doth knowe a peece of grownd 
in Gainesbrugh in the countie of Lincoln called chappell garth and hath 
knowne the same aboute L. yeares 

2s 
To the second he saith & deposeth that there ys one mansion or dwellinge 
howse vppon the same peece of grownd called chappell garth wherein Robert 
Dirkson now dwelleth and also one barne late in the occupac/on of Thomas 
Dobson and the same peece of grownd ys bounded vppon the waie called 
Puknall ffee gate towardes the easte and of the river of trente towardes the 30 
west and butteth towardes the north p^rtelie vppon a howse vsed for a fish 
howse &C p^rtelie vppon a common lane and towardes the south on the hie 
waie goinge towardes trente, and this he knoweth to be true for that he was 
borne & vpbrought in the towne and that the bownderes were so taken & 
reputed when the chappell stoode. 35 

To the third he saith and deposeth that he did knowe L. yeares ago one 
guilde called the trinitie guilde mentained by the younge people of the same 
towne of Gainesbrough who vsuallie on trinitie sondaie after dinner assembled 
them selues together & did ryde or go to Lea a mile distant from Gainesbrough 40 
and there were chosen a Lorde and a Ladie or the same guilde who by the 
space of a yeare after were called by that name, and after they were so chosen 



62 GAINSBOROUGH 1587-1606 



they returned to a Chappell then standinge on the said grownde called chappell 
garth and there continued vntill towards nighte havinge there breade and 
drinck and vsing pastyme & gathering money for the same bread & drincke 
whereof the overplus aboue the charge of the said bread and drinck was 
imploied towardes the mentenance of the same guilde and of a light called 5 
trinitie light mentained in the church of Gainesbrough and of an other 
light sometymes sett vpp before the Image of our Ladie called the Ladie of 
the chappell in the same chappell. Also he did knowe that at the same tyme 
there was a brotherhood or fratemitie of the auncient people of the same towne 
called brothers and sisters who mett at the same chappell yearlie vppon corpus 10 
cristie daie in the afternoone and there had meat & drinck and gaue money 
towards the vses aforesaid which, money was deliuered to certaine persons 
called guild masters who were meters of both the foresaid companies and he 
doth remember that the same guild and brotherhood did continew in manner 
aforesaid vntill the beginning of the raigne of kinge Edward the vj 1 ' 1 and 15 
after renewed in queene Maries tyme, And he hath hard his father saie that 
yt was so vsed in his ffathers tyme. 

To the fourth he saith and deposeth that the cheif persons of the said guild 
and brotherhood [was] were called the Lord & Ladie and guild masters as 20 
before he hath deposed in the third arfrVle. And the same guild masters did 
yearlie take the proffet« of a garden then prfrcell of the grownd called chappell 
garth towards the vses aforesaid, and oth^r proffcues of the said chappell 
garth he never knewe anie. 
... 

To the vj th he saith and deposeth that he did never knowe masse vsed in the 
same chappell, but he doth remember that on trinitie sondaie corpus christi 
daie and other festiuall daies there came a processsion from gainesbrough church 
to the same chappell and there before the Image called ouv Ladie or the chappell 
was sunge an hi nine and so departed and othn - service he knoweth none 30 

To the vij 1 ' 1 he saith and deposeth that the same guild Iraternitie and procession 
did cease in the beginning ol kinge Edward raigne since which time saving 
in the raigne of quene Marie no service hath beene vsed in the same. 

... 

1606 

Bill of Complaint in Hickman v. Willoughby, Tournay, et al 
tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 22* (30 June) 40 

To the Kinges most excellent \1a,v:iie 



GAINSBOROUGH 1606 63 

Most humbly complayninge s(...) vnto your most excellente maiestxe your 
faithfull loyall and obedient subiect w\\\iam Hickman of Gainsburgh in the 
Countie of Lincoln knight that whereas a most lewde infamous and scandalous 
libell was by some lewde persons yet vnknowen to your said subiect of late 
synce your Majesties A last free & generall pardon maliciouslie & contemptuosly 5 
deuised, contriued, framed, & made in ryme & put in writing tendinge most 
vntrulie and vniustlie to rayse & stirre vpp a generall reproch & infamie not 
onlie against your said subiect but alsoe against manie other knightes gentlemen 
ladies &C gentlewomen of good reputac/on & credit. And to that wicked ende 
& purpose manie copies of the same libell were by the contriuers thereof 10 
made, written, cast & scattered abroade & diuulged in diu^rse & sundrie 
places aswell w/'thin the said County of Lincoln as alsoe w/'thin the cytie of 
London & elsewhere Soe it is most gratious soufraigne that some of these 
Copies coraminge into the handes of Sir Thomas willughby knight vncle vnto 
dame Elizabeth the wife of your said subiect (who in respect of his aliance 15 
to your said subiect had receiued many gratuities & freindships at his hands) 
he the said Sir Thomas willughbie did not w/thstandinge such gratuities & 
freindshipps so kindely bestowed on him euill requite yo«r said subiect by 
scandalizing backbytinge & detracting from him & his good name of sett 
purpose to bringe him in hatred with all good men. And albeit your said 20 
subiect did in most gentle & freindlie manner admonishe the said Sir Thomas 
Willughby thereof, louingly advising him not to degenerate from the noble 
house & parentage from whence he is linealie descended puttinge him in 
minde what sharpe punishment were like to be inflicted vpon him if he 
should be drawen in question for the same by complaint in your highnes 25 
honorable court of starre chamber, yet he the said Sir Thomas willughby 
nothing regardinge such gentle admonition & friendly advice did about 
the moneth of March nowe last past & since your Maiesties A last free & 
generall pardon most vnlawfullie confederate & combine himself w/thone 
Tristram Turney gentleman & diume other euill disposed persons yet vnknowne 30 
to your said subiect (whose names togeather w/th the names of the other lewd 
persons before specified when your said subiect can certeinly learne he humble 
prayeth to haue leave to insert into this bill) against your said subiect most 
wickedly plottinge &C deuising howe & in what manner he & they might most 
impeche & blemishe aswell the Reputac/on &C credit of your said subiect & 35 
his said ladie A as alsoe the reputac/on of manie magistrates & persons of 
good account. And to that euill ende & purpose he & they did not onely more 
& more publish & divulge the libell aforesaid (which they did well knowe 
to be most scandalously & falsly contriued raysed & framed) in diume & 
sundrie publick places but alsoe most vnlawfullie thervnto did adde &C insert 40 
certaine other most scandalous rimes by them most scandalously & vniustlie 
made & written tendinge to rayse greater imputac/on aswell vpon your said 



64 GAINSBOROUGH 1606 



subiect /and his said wiefe as also vpon the said other persons of good 
account the tenor of so much of the said libell & additions aforesaid as doe 
onely concerne your said subiect & his said wife being [(..)reby] such as 
appeareth by a scedule heervnto annexed. But for somuch as the tenor of the 
said additions inserted into the said libell is soe vile & scandalous as your said 5 
subiect thinketh not fitt to remaine of record hee therefore humblie prayeth 
that w/thout preiudice of his cause the reuealinge of such part of the said 
libell & additions as are hereunto annexed may be deferred vntill the time 
of examinac/on of the said offenders vpon interrogatories. The which most 
reprochefull addition beinge so as aforesaid inserted & added in & to the said 10 
libell fornwley made, the said former libell w/th those addic/ons were by 
the said Sir Thomas willughby & Tristram Turney and other lewde & euill 
disposed persons aforesaid to such wicked intent & purpose as is afore said 
most lewdly & vnlawfullie published & diuulged in writinge & the same w/th 
a great nuwber of copies by them made & procured to be made were by them is 
caused & procured to be geuen forth to diue/se & sundrie persons scattered 
& cast about manie & sundrie publick places w/thin the said citie of london, 
counties of Lincoln & Notingam & elsewhere of sett purpose to blemish the 
reputacon good name & fame of your said subiect then & yet being one of 
your Majesties Iustices of the peace w/thin the said countie or Lincoln & alsoe 20 
to blemish the reputac/on good name & fame of diume other knights & 
gentlemen serving your Ma/mie in the like place besides the said ladies and 
gentlewomen of good reckoninge & account. And the more to effect such 
their wicked drifte &C purpose therin the said Sir Thomas willughbye about 
the moneth of March aforesaid & since the said generall pardon procured :s 
one Leonard Roebuck his horsekeeper or footeboy (a fitt instrument lor that 
purpose) publickly to singe the said libell & rimes aforesaid or at the least 
soe much thereof as tended to the scandalizinge or your said subiect & his said 
wife at diume & sundrie places w/thin the said Counties of Lincoln Notingam 
& else where in the presence of him the said Sir Thomas willughbie and --u 
diume others And the said Leonard Roebuck being proane to such lewd 
exercise did accordinglye not onelie in the open markett of the towne of 
Kirton in the said Countie of Lincoln singe the same about the time aforesaid 
Inn alsoe diuulge publish & singe the same to such wicked ende as is aforesaid 
in all the seufrall & sundrie places aforesaid & else where all which libell & 
rimes were made written & copied oute published diuulged ev song in forme 
aforesaid and the said combinac/ons & confedracies w/th all other the 
misdeamenors aforesaid comitted e\ don^- sithence youi Majesties last general! 
pardon. In tender considerac/on of all which premisses ex for that misdeamenors 
of such nature doe tend not onely to rayse sedition among your Ma/c.aies 

I 1 )/ reputacon: fir reputac/on, abbreviation mark omitted 



GAINSBOROUGH 1606 65 

subiects to the disturbance of the common peace of this kingdome, but 
also to rayse /a 1 great slaunder of persons authorised by your Ma/eme to 
administer Iustice & are contrarie to yowr Matties lawes & for that the euill 
example of the said offendors would tend to the greate encouragement of 
manie other lewde persons to comitt offences of the like nature if the said 5 
offendors should escape without punishment according to theire deserts in 
that behalfe. May it please yom most excellent Ma/Vitie to graunt vnto yom 
said subiect yom highnes most gratious written of subpena, to be directed 
vnto the said Sz'r Thomas willughby Knight & Trustram Turney /Leonard 
Roebuck 1 & the residue of the said lewd persons yet vnknowen cowmaunding 10 
& enioyning euerie one of them therby at a certaine day & vnder a certaine 
paine therein prefixed personally to appeare before yom highnes honorable 
counsell in the starre chamber then & there to stand to & abyde such order 
Censure & Iudgmewt as /to 1 yom hyghnes said Counsell of of the same 
court shall seeme meete to be therein had & taken. And yom said subiect 15 
according to his bounden dutie shall daylie praye vnto /the 1 allmightie for 
the preseruac/on & longe continewance of yom Ma/emes most prosperous 
& hapie raigne 

Libellous Ballad in Hickman v. Willoughby, Tournay, et al 20 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 26* 

S/r Hickman of Trent walkes like lack a lent 
He weares a velvet shroud 
He thought in his vision y^t for his religion 
He should be taken vp in a Cloud 



jo 



Sz'r Hickman of Trent yat hight lack of Lent 
letter vp and downe in a velvett shroud 
A bable is the best toole to bequeath to a foole 
He was caught in the Canapie Cloud 

A dwarf is no mate for such a cukle headed pate 

The knighte would weepe and sweare >5 

That the little pretty ape his lady did iape 

His house he bad him forbeare 

These rimes were shewed to the seuerall deponem a which were examined 

14/ of of: dittography 



66 GAINSBOROUGH 1606 



on the behalf of S/'r Willwrn Hickman knighte plaintiff against S/r Thomas 
Willughby Knight and others deffendantes at thexecuc/on aswell of the 
A former Comyssion awarded out of his mziesties moste honorable Co//rt 
of starre Chamber betwixt the said parties (being executed at Gainsburgh in 
the weeke after Easter last) as also of this latter Comission being executed at 5 
Gainsburgh this present day 31° Maij 1608 
(signed) George Gylbye 

(signed) Edward North 

Answer of Tristram Tourney in Hickman v. Willoughby, Tournay, et al 10 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 20 (July) 

. . .And as to the publishinge and divulginge more and more of the saide libell 
annexed vnto the saide Bill To that this defendant saythe That the same longe is 
before this defenoWt did ever knowe or heare thereof, having vpon occasion 
been longe before in or about the Cittye of London A the same was verie 
famouslie and notoriouslie spredd abroade throughe most pane of the Countie 
of Lincoln In somuche that this defendant comwinge into the Countre, and 
being att Lincoln assizes, he did theire heare yt publiquelie talked one att 20 
most menns tables, and in most mens Companies, wherevpon this defendant 
havinge soe often and soe publiquelie hearde the same talked one, and repeated 
thinketh that he haith att some tymes vppon occasion of speeches mynistred 
in Companyes where hee haith beene thereabouts, recyted or repeated either 
all or p^rte of the saide A libell not thinkinge that thereby theire Could either 25 
more or any slander or discreditt A (...) come or growe to the Complaynant 
the same beinge before soe Comwon and publique in all or most menns 
mouthes, especyallie of any noate or place... 



30 
Interrogatories for Tristram Tourney in Hickman v. Willoughby, Tournay, 

etal tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 17 (before 10 July) 

5. Itrm to whome & to how many persons & at what times & places £v in what >5 
cowpanyes have you shewed read or rehersed ye said libell & rimes or any 

of them 

6. Itrm whereas you say in youi awnswer ya\ you have somtimes vppon occasion 

of speches ministred in companies about Lincoln recyted or repeated cither to 
all or parte of the said libell; whether have you so repeated or recyted all 
thereof or no? And it not all then which parte thereof have you so repeated 



GAINSBOROUGH 1606-8 67 

or recyted And how much thereof have you or had you in your memory And 
how & by what meanes came you to have the same so perfect 



Examination of Tristram Tournay in Hickman v. Willoughby, Tournay, 5 

etal tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 13v (10 July) 

To the v th Interrogatory he sayeth that he hath not att anye tyme shewed or 
read the said libell & Rymes or anye of them to anye person or persons But 10 
sayeth that he this defendant &[<...)] Sir Thomas Willoughbye knight beinge 
A r abowt Easter last past 1 in Companye together at the howse of the said Sir 
Thomas Willoughby & no other Company or persons /being then 1 present 
he the defendant dyd by worde of mouthe as his memorye would serve him 
recyte /onlye 1 vnto the said Sir Thomas the said Libell and Rymes or [ A ] 15 
[ r or some of the word« or 1 the specte therof/. [(..)]. 

To the 6 . Interrogatory he sayeth that he /hath 1 [doth] not so sayed in his 
answere as in this Interrogatory ys mencioned. And he sayeth that he hath in 
sondry [(..)] places at sondrye rymes /about & synce Easter last past recyted 20 
vnto sondry persons /to whome or howe many [whome] he remembreth nott) 
[some of of] the said libell & Rymes /or the specte thereof as neere 1 as he 
could remembreth, the same libell & Rymes beinge /before oft /tyme recited 
by many others as well as by the defendant by meanes whereof this defendant 
came to haue [so (...)] /some ptrfecte 1 vnderstand/'^ what the said libell & 25 
Rymes were, and further to this Interrogatory hee saythe hee Cannott depose. 

1608 

Interrogatories for Witnesses ex parte Hickman in Hickman v. Willoughby, 

Tournay, etal tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 30 

sheet 6* (before 4 April) 

Itmi whether have yow knowen /heard 1 or seene the rimes (which are now 
shewed vnto yow) or any of them at any time heretofore said sung rehearsed 
repeated or in any sorte published declared or shewed forth by any pmon 35 
or persons and by whome & of what and how many persons & how often 
& at what time & places and to whome, & in what & whose presence or 
company have yow so knowen heard or seene the said rimes or any of them 
said sung rehearsed repeated published declared or shewed forth declare the 
whole trueth herein according to your conscyence 40 



12/ Easter last past: 20 April 1606 21/ to whome ... nott): opening parenthesis omitted 



11) 



68 GAINSBOROUGH 1608 

4 Item what skoffing vnseemely disgracefull reprochefull or discontented worde* 
doe yow remember yax the said ddendanx.es or eyther of them have spoken 
vttered or vsed against the said complainant & the lady his wife or eyther of 
them concerning the said rimes or otherwise declare when where how & how 
often & in whose presence or company & vppon what occasion A & by whome 
such skoffing vnseemely disgracefull reprochefull or discontented worded have 
been so spoken vttered or vsed 

7 Item whether did not the said Sir Thomas about ye moneth of March last past 
was two yeares at the Complainantes house at Gainsburgh in disgracefull 
reviling or discontented mane?- vpbraid the said Comp\tiin<wt with theffect 
of some matter or thing which is touched in the said rymes, & how & in 
what maner did he the same 

8 Item whether have yow knowen or credibly heard that before the said moneth 15 
of March last past was 2 yeares the former p^rte of the said rime was in the 
generall libell which was composed against the Comphi intint and diners other 
knighte* & gentlemen in Lincolnshire And whether before the same time 
have yow not seene the same generall libell without the latter & more 
scandalous p^rte of the said rymes, & whether doe yow not believe yrft the 
same latter p^rte was afterwardei inserted or added therevnto And which of 
the said rimes was in the said generall libell when yow first sawe the same & 
which not Declare the trueth herein 

14. Item whether have yow knowen or heard yat the rootboy or horsboy ol the 
said Sir Thomas Willughby did at any time heretofore sing say or repeat the 
said rimes or any of them in the nv/rkett of Kirton or in any other place or 
places and whether /have you not knowen or heard that the same was [the 
same] so done by the Consent allowance or good lyking of the said S/'r Thomas 
his master Declare yo«r conscyence herein cv when where & how vow ha\ 
knowen or heard /yrft 1 the same /was 1 so sung said or repeated by the said 
footboy or horsboy 

is. Item what have yow heard the said defendantes or either ol them say or 
confesse concerning the partie of whome they or either ol them first heard 
or received, or at any rime heard or received the said rimes or any ol them 
And what vnwillingnes have yow at any time perceived in either ol the said 
defend/zwtej to reveale or make knowen the same partie And whether have 
yow not heard the said defendantes or one ol them say & confesse ya\ they 
both iointly together did heare the said rimes ol a straunger or another person, 10 
or worda to the like effect? Declare when, where, to whome, & by whome 
& in what maner & vppon what occasion such word« or confession hath 
been spoken or vttered 



GAINSBOROUGH 1608 69 

Depositions by Witnesses ex parte Hickman in Hickman v. Willoughby, 

Tournay, et al tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 3 (4 April) (Examination of Edward Southworth, about 40, yeoman, 

of Fenton, Nottinghamshire) 

5 

Taken at Gainsborough before George St Poll, Nicholas Saunderson, George Gilby, 
and Edward North, commissioners of Star Chamber 

To the Second Interrogatory he saieth he hath seene and hard p^rte of the 
firste twoe menc/oned Rymes nowe shewed him, but for the last he saieth he 10 
never sawe it written, nor hard it in theise words to his remembrance, neither 
Can he remember any person by name that hath published or rehearsed the 
same wholly, but somme one or twoe verses of the two former, by one mr 
Christopher ffeildinge Clarke and Thomas Dickons in priuate speeche. 



(Examination of Thomas Browneley, 30, of Knaith) 
8 To the Eight he saieth that he doth knowe, and hath hard that before the 
said moneth of march last paste was Tweluemonth the former parte or effect 
of the two first staves of the said Ryme[s] was in A larger libell w/?/ch he hath 20 
seene Composed against the Complainant and diuers other knightes and 
gentlemen of Lincolneshire, and for the latter p^rte he doth not know it to 
be inserted at any tyme for that he did never se the same before this present. 

15 To the fifteenth he saieth that he hath hard Sir Thomas willughbye one of 25 
the defendantes saie, that Tristram Turner was the first that gaue or shewed 
the said Rimes vnto him, and that he let him se them at A place called sweete 
hill, as he taketh it or betwixt it and his house as the said Tristram Turnaie 
Came vnto him to his said house, And further he saieth he hath seene noe 
vnwillingnes in neither of the said defendantes at any tyme to reveale the 30 
Author of the said Rymes, neither doth he know who the Author was, but 
saieth about whitsontide last meetinge w/'th Tristram Turnaie at London, and 
speakeinge w/'th him about his troubles for the said Rimes he tould him that 
he firste hard theise Rimes at Lincolne at an Assize time, but of whome he 
named not vnto me 

sheet 4* (Examination of William Booth, esquire, 26, of Bishop Norton) 

l To the second he saieth that he hath hard all the Rimes now shewed vnto 

him only repeated by word of mouth, and for the first parte or them he 40 

32/ whitsontide last: 24-30 May 1607 



70 GAINSBOROUGH 1608 

was tould them by his wiefe aboute sowme twoe yeares agon, and for the 
second and third he hard them somme twoe monthes after or thereaboutes 
repeated by mr Tristram Turnaie in the presence of Robert wayneman, and 
noe other at his house, and that likewise he hard the two latter repeated by 
S/r Thomas willughby at ffenton in the house of Iohn Thornhaghe Esq///>r 5 
in the presence of the said Iohn Thornhagh and the Ladie Thornhagh 
his daughter: 

To the 14. and 15. he saieth that he hard by mr Eustace Bouth (whoe as he 
saieth hard the same of mr will/tfm Gardiner, that one Leonard the horse 10 
boy of S/r Thomas Willughbies menc/oned in the intergatorye did singe or 
openly published the said Rimes in the markett of Kirton, and further to 
theise intergatories he Cannot depose. 

Depositions by Witnesses ex parte Hickman in Hickman v. Willoughby, is 

Tournay, et al tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 
sheet 27* (31 May) (Examination of Edward Willoughby, esquire, about 

44, ofBarcrofi) 

Taken at Gainsborough before George Gilby and Edward North, commissioners 20 
of Star Chamber 

2 To the second Interrogatory he saieth he did once heare theise Rimes read 
by S/r Thomas willughbye Knighte defenoWt which are now shewed vnto 
him as they were A huntinge in Haepam toftes, betweixt them two, and 25 

neuer heard them sunge said or otherwise published by any sithence that 
time or before 

4 To the 4 f h interrogatory he saieth that he doth not certainely remember 

what scofFinge vnsemely disgracefull reprochfull, or discontented words the 10 
said defencUwt^ or either of them haue spoken vttered or vsed against the 
said Complainant, or the Ladie his wiefe, or either of them saueinge onely 
such repeatinge of the Rimes by the said S/r Thomas willughby to this 
examinate as is aforesaid, which rimes seemed vnsemely disgracefull, A and 
reprochfull to the Complainant and the Ladie his wiefe, especially to be *s 
spoken of or vttered by him the said S/r Thomas beinge his vncle, (tor this 
examinate vnderstoode the original! and ground of the same reproch to 
be onely vppon the said Complainantes needefull and fin mislike of some 
foolishe and Childishe behauiour of A Certaine Dwarfe which behauiour 
was also misliked by the (rather and other If rends of the said Ladie I lickman 40 
the Complainantes wiefe 



GAINSBOROUGH 1608 71 

sheet 28* (Examination of Joseph Godfrey, gentleman, about 30, of Thonock) 

To the second Interrogatory he saith he neuer saw theise rimes now shewed 
vnto him altogeather before this time, but he hath heard them at seufrall 
times rehearsed but neuer svnge or written, but for the first eight lines he 5 
doth not remember of whome when or what time he hard them, but for 
the latter as he remembreth it was first repeated vnto him by mr Edward 
Willughby, but not in such formall manner as in the libell is set downe, And 
he saith he had them from Sir Thomas Willvughby who mett him huntinge 
in the feilds about Heapom where he repeated them vnto him, And sithence 10 
as he remembreth the said Sir Thomas did repeat the same more fullie 
then formerly mr Edward Willughby did in his deponents owne house 
none beinge then present but his deponent & his wife & further to this 
Interrogatory he cannot depose. 

15 
To the 7. Interrogatory he saith that he well remembreth there was a bitter 
fallinge out betwene the Complainant & Sir Thomas Willughby in the 
house of the said Complainant some tow or three years past as he taketh 
it but in what month he dothe not perfidy remember, wherin after 
many reprochfull [speches] and vnfrendly repetitions the said Sit Thomas 20 
did seme to affirme yat Sir William Hickmans ill behauior was a cause 
of the vntimely death of mr William Willughby the father of the 
Complainantes Lady. 



25 



sheet 29* (Examination of Walter Carey, gentleman, 26, of Staple Inn, 
Middlesex) 

15. To the 15 th Interrogatory he saith that at the Spittle Sessions in Ianuary 

last past the said Tristram Torney tould this exam'inat & one Luke Martin 30 
standinge togeather that he had the said libell & rimes of a gentlewoman 
but her name he would not reuaile for he said that by reuaylinge her name 
he should but bringe her into trouble & do the Complainant noe good for 
she would bringe forth the p^rtie of whome she had it, & that p^rty could 
bringe forth another p^rty & so an endles trouble would be occasioned, 35 
And this Exzm'inat further sayth that he knoweth that the said Tristram 
Turney [wold disclose] haueinge often by his lettres mediae/on of friends 
& by himselfe in person sewed to the Complainant for his fauor touchinge 
his sute, the Complainant hath offered him kindnes so as the said Tristram 
Torney wold disclose of whome he had the said libell & rimes w/;/ch to 40 
doe the said Turney hath often in this Exzm'wates hereinge refused to doe, 



72 



GAINSBOROUGH 1608 / GRANTHAM 1608 

Affirminge that he would rather abide the extremity of the said suite, And 
more he sayeth not to this Interrogatory. 



dtmittitur 



GRAINTHORPE 

1609 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 12 

pp 237-8 (5 May) 

Presentments made during the visitation of Louthesk and Ludborough deaneries 
held in the parish church at Louth, by Otwell Hill, lld 

Roberte Hagge our minister for not spendinge his time in the weeke dayes 
at his studdie 7 houres of the daie accordinge to the 5 th article °7. Maij. 
1609. coraw magistro Roberto houghton A et comparuir & obiecto aiticulo 
fatetwr & cum monic/owe dimittitur" I 



in 



Aimittitut Mr hagge for singinge ribauld songes vpon the Sabathe daie before prayer and 

other times and for vsinge vnreverend and vnseemlie speeches not befittinge 20 
anie man, mutche lesse a minister °7 Maij 1609. vt supra* 



GRANTHAM 

1608 

Constables' Presentment 

f [1] (17 December) 



la: Grantham Borough QS 7/2/3/ H 






I homas MilK 
r v li. 1 

Arthurs IiImhi 

. 1. 



Vacai 



17.° die Decembris 1608./ »o 

comparnit txonerztur. 
Manucepmjnt pro Edward o Chapman de Harson Comitatu Leicestrie Piper 
et predictus Edwardus manucepmt pro seipyo in xi li. videlicet quod predictus 
Edwardus Comp/zrabit Coram [usticiarijs dicfi domini Regis ap«d c ir.mtlwm 
predictam ad proximas genmzles sess/owes pads, ac Inter/m gerei pacem a\/Lt\ js 
domini Regis uersus i '.unci urn populum suwu sed pwcipue arga Constabulary 
et al/os officiarzVw ville De granth/zm Quod si in pranissw predictus Edwardus 
defecmt, auod cunnc &c. ('apt./ die &c. hnno supradictis Coram lohanne 
Hasberd generoso Mdermano ville et socijs predictisJ 



: [arson: Harston, I 



GRANTHAM 1618-34 

1618 

Episcopal Visitation Book 

f 57v* (24 or 29 July) 



73 



la: Diocesan Vj/24 



Presentments made during the visitations of Loveden deanery, held in the parish 
ofSleaford, and Grantham deanery, held in the parish church of Grantham, 
by Christopher Wyvell, lld, vicar general and official principal of the bishop of 
Lincoln, and Thomas Raymond, stb, commissary, in the presence of John Pregion, 
registrar, and John Buffeild, notary public and deputy registrar 

vide Sidebrook. Anthonius Wetherill de Sidebrooke presented ffor that he vpon the xix th 
day of Iulye last being the Saboath day did come from his owne parish to 
the parish of Grantham, and their did prophaine the Saboath by pipeinge, 
and therbie drew diuerse people together to daunceinge, and others to looke 
on them betwixte morninge and eveninge prayer. °8° octobris 1618 citato 
&c now comparuit reseruatur in proximum" °22° octobris preconizato &e 
now comparuit suspendatur e'° 



1633 

Corporation Minute Book 

f 2 (October) 



la: Grantham Borough 5/1 



20 



The Townes 

Musicians 

Retained 



At this Courte, Richard Sentons, Thomas Seemly, [and] Peter Leacock and 
William Stubes, desiered [desiered] to bee admitted and continued for one 
wholl yeare from the daye of the date of this Court to bee the Common 
musitians of this Borough, wherevppon their tender of service is generally 
by this Court accepted, and, they the said Musitians haue now in open 
Court Ioyntly & seuerally bound them selues, for their auncyent and 
accustomed Sallary, and by the receipt of twelue pence now given vnto them 
by Master Alderman, to perfourme their wonted & accustomed service for 
the terme aforesaid 



30 



1634 

Corporation Minute Book 

f 13v (31 October) 



la: Grantham Borough 5/1 



At this Court Came in, Richard Sentons, Thomas Seemely and William 
Stubbes, the Townes waytes, and desiered to be Continued in their places 
vppon their auncyent and wonted sallary for [th] one wholle yeare next 
ensuinge, which service, they did Ioyntly and seuerally faithfully A pramisse 
to performe & accordinge to accustomed Manner, Wherevppon they were 



35 



74 



GRANTHAM 1634-6 

retayned, by Master Alderman in open Court, by givinge vnto them xij d. a 
peece, & 

1635 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 27 (30 October) 



The Townes 
waites hired 
for a yeare 



At this Court came in Richard Sentons, Thomas Seemely, William Knewstubbs 
and Peter Leacock, the Townes waytes and desiered to bee Continued in their 
said places, vppon their usuall and accustomed Rewards for one wholl yeare 10 
next ensuinge, W/?ich service they did Ioyntly and seuerally promisse to 
perfourme accordinge to the accustomed manner of the Townes waytes 
Wherevppon they are now retayned by Master Alderman lor one wholl yeare 
next ensuinge, by givinge them xij d. a peece in open Court./ 

is 



The Townes 
waites hired 
for a yeare/ 



1636 

Corporation Minute Book 

f 43v (27 October) 



la: Grantham Borough 5/1 



20 



At this Court came in Richard Sentons Willwm Knewstubs and Peter Leacock 
and desiered to bee Continued the Townes Waytes for this yeare to come 
wherevnto this Court doth assent, and Master Alderman did give vnto them 
xij d. a peece vppon receipt whereof they haue seuerally bound them selues 
to serve the Towne as their waytes for this yeare to come 



25 



Will of Thomas Seemly, Musician 

f 118 (25 May; proved 7 July) 



la: LCC WILLS 1636 



In the name of God Amen the fyue and twentie day of May Anno domm'x 30 
1636 I Thomas Seemly of Grantham w/'thin the Diocesse of Lincoln Musition 
being sick in body but whoole in mynde and in good and perfect remembrauiKv 
praise and thanks be to Almightie God, doc make constitute & ordaine this 
my last will & Testament in manner and forme following: ... Itnn I giue 
and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas Seemely all & everie my instruments 35 
of Musique w/'th all the song bookes belonging to them and for that use:... 



Inventory of Thomas Seemly, Musician LA: INV 144/85 
single nib' (22 June) (In the hall) 

Item certaine Instruments of Musique and Musical] Books 



hi 



XXIII) s. 



GRANTHAM 1637-41 



75 



1637 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 53v (27 October) 

At this Court came in Richard Sentons, William Knewstubs & Peter Leacock 
& brought with the servant of the said Knewstubs a Musitian & & desiered 
to bee Continued the Townes Waytes for this yeare to come Wherevnto 
Master Alderman & this Court doth assent, And Master Alderman did give 
vnto them, xij d. a peece, whereby they haue seuerally bound themselues to 
serve the Towne as their waytes for this yeare to Come./ 

1638 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 68 (2 November) 



The townes 
waytes hyred 



At this Court came in Richard Sentons William Knewstubs, Peter Leacock 
and (blank) late servant to the said William Knewstubs and desiered to be 
continued the Townes waytes for this yeare to come wherevnto this Court 
assented and they are retayned and hired now in open Court by xij d. a 
peece p^/d and deliuered vnto them by the Chamberlins 



1639 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 80v (31 October) 

Att this Courte came in Richard Sentance Williaw Knewstubbs & Peeter 
Laicocke & desired to be continued the townes Waytes for this yeare to come 
wherevnto this [(.)] Courte doth assente & master Alderman did give vnto 
them xij d. a peece vppon receipt whereof they haue seuerallie bounde 
themselues to serve the towne for theire waites for this yeare to come./ 
Williara Knewstubbs did likewise deliuer in this Court a liverie Coate and 
Cullisence which was deliuered to the Chamberline to be kept tell ytt was 
other wayes ordered. 



25 



1641 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 96v (21 October) 



35 



The cownes 
Wastes hired 



Att this Courte Came in Richard Sentance & three other straungers w/th 
him (viz.) Michaell Walker, Iohn Allett & Edward Allitte and desired they 



40 



6/ & &: dittography 



76 



GRANTHAM 1641-2 



mighte bee admitted to be the townes Waytes for this yeare to Come which 
this Courte considering of, they were in this Courte openlie retained & 
hired by xij d. a peece payed & delivered vnto them by master Alderman./ 



f 99 (18 November) 

.. t ■ music/ons The music/ons formerlie hired refussing to receaue the liveries as the 
formcrlie .. red c hamberlines doe affirme [as] /are 1 this Courte againe dismised and to 
discharged haue theire ij quarters wages for this Winter half yeare 



Williaw 
Knewstubbs & 
Georg Reade 
made free 



1642 

Corporation Minute Book la: Grantham Borough 5/1 

f 102v (22 July) « 

Att this Courte Came Williaw Knewstubs a mussicione & George Reade a 
Couper both being Strangers & brought in ten poundes a peece which they 
tendred for theire freedomes according to order and Auntiente Custome of 
this Borough And in regard they were poore men & like to prove good townes 20 
men, nor like to hurte anie freemen being [w/'thin this] of theire trades 
w/thin this borough This Courte was willing & did agree that they should 
paye butt five poundes a peece and the rest to be given them back againe of 
theire tenn poundes a peece whic\\ was then paid to the Chamberlines And 
therevppon they being desirous to be in corporated & made ftree, this Courte 
Assente wherevppon they tooke theire severall oathes of allegiance, were 
sworne free Burgesses And paid theire due fees to the Clerke & Sergeants./ 



f 107v* (28 October) 



>o 



I he lovvnes 
waits hired./ 



Att this Courte Came in Richard Sentance & William Knewstubbs wixh 
twoe of the servants of the said Knewstubbs musicians & desired to be the 
townes waites for this yeare to Come wherevnto master Alderman cv this 
Courte doth assente And master Alderman by the Chamberlins did give 
vnto them xij d. a peece And soe the said Sentance ev Knowstubbs haue 
severallie bouiule them selves to serve the towne as theire waytes for this 
yeare to come./ 



for arch; 



GREAT HALE 1608-34 77 

GREAT HALE 

1608 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan VijV 11 

f 28v* (1 7 February 1 607/8 or 22 April 1 608) 5 

Presentments made during the visitations ofAveland deanery held in the parish 
church ofAncaster by George Eland, cleric, ba, canon residentiary of Lincoln 
Cathedral and surrogate judge of Thomas Randes, ma, commissary and official of 
the archdeacon of Lincoln, and of Lafford deanery held in the parish church of 10 
Sleaford by William Dalby, ma, cleric and surrogate judge of Thomas Randes 

Georgius Allen 
Georg/H* Tebbatt 

for suffering the churchyard to be prophaned by diu^rs persons y^t baited 15 
a bull therin & for omitting to presente the said parties. °22. Marc// 1607. 
comp^ru^runt et obiecto articu\o Tebbat negat that hee sawe the batinge of 
the sayd Bull but heard that [the w] there was such praphanaczon vnde haber 
ad prestnrandum delinquent &C et sic dimittitur Allen similiter comparuit 
et fassz/s est that he was presente at the sayd bullbaytinge & did not goe about 20 
to hinder the same vnde dominus monuit eum ad preseniandum huiusmodi 
delinquent &c et ad agnoscendzzw crimen coram miwzstro et sex vel 
plurib^i mnab'xrantibus ibidem et certificandum in proximum momtus &C° 
°29 Oczobris 1608 citatus Allen comparuit sed non certificavit vnde dominus 
continuav/t certificarium in proximum [man]/.° 25 

f 29 



chr/tfoferius Lawson of Sleaford for bringing a bull into ye churchyard of Hale 
to be baited wz'th dogg« [ye] & braught dogg« wz'th him for yai purpose. 






1634 

Abstract of Sir Nathanael Brents Metropolitical Visitation 

tna: pro SP 16/274 
flf [lv-2]* (20 August) 35 

The warden and his brethren very kind. In Halle, alA/s I Hole there is no 
chancel, nor hath been these 60 years plus minus. A See the petition' The 
impropriation is ye inheritance of one mr Robert Cawdron esquier and is 
worth 200 li. per annum The businesse of ye May ladie, & of ye clandestine 
mariage of mr FitzwillzVzms and mistr'is Creswel, who were maried by a 
fire side, being licensed to be maried in facie ecclesia?, is referred to master 



78 



GREAT HALE 1634 / GRIMSBY 1396-1442 

Doctor Farmerie, because there was no time to cal ye parties, and examine 
al circumstances. 



GRIMSBY 

1396-7 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/5/1 

mb 1* 

...Et in panno pro vestura waltm wayte. iiij s. x d. Et in Ocreis eiusd^w 
waltm. ij s 



1424-5 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/12 

single mb dorse (9 October- 9 October) 

hem solutum pro toga waltm waite histrionis ville 



vj s. iiij d. 



15 



Querent 
Misericordia 
xij d. qua. pr 
inouisicione 



1430-1 

Borough Court Roll nela: 1/101/5/10 

single sheet* (3 September) 

C Curia tents ibidem die [sabbsti primo] lune terc/'o die Septembr/V anno 
[vt supra] regni regis Henr/W sexti x m " 

C \obannes de Rasyn queritur de Hans Speryng de p\acito transgress ion is 
plegium de prosequendo walt^rws whayte quesiuit & vterquc pars parat 
de eo quod vbi concords/7^// luit int^r eosdcm quod ei delibfraret cert,/ 
instruments A joci vocat/ Ioly wake and Malkyng die \\rimo elap/o, & 
dictztf defendens se elongs///Y ditto die & die sequenti ad diminucionem viij d. 
et defendens dedicit quod n/'A/'l ei fecit transgress io ins prom &c. & hoc petit 
quod mquiratur 



25 






1441-2 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/13 

mb 1* (9 October- 9 October) (Wages and f 

Itnn sol////\ pro vesture eiusdrm Henrici & waited wayte per concensus 
comunitatis xj s. v d 



( (i 



grimsby 1468-1515 79 

1468-9 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/16 

mb Id* (25 October- 15 September) (Payments and expenses) 

...Et de viij d. solut/V Maiori pro Ministrallis domim de Stanley Et de xx d. 5 
solut/V Maiori pro d'mers'is alijs ministrallis... 



1499-1500 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/19 

mb Id* (8 October- 8 October) 

De xl d. dat/V MinistralhV princip/V ducis lee bukkyngam et Comit/V 
Northhumbr^landie hem d'mersis Ministallw in die sanczi Bartholoraei 
upostoli iiij d.... De viij d. dat/i cuidam lee berward De v d. ob. dat/> 
hom'mibus de Oitney qui equitawt ludura suuw... 



1507-8 

Mayor's Court Book nela: 1/102/2 

f 3v* (13 January) 

Ordinac/o C Ordinate m est ad eandem Curiam per Maiorera et tota Commumzatem 

burgens/wra in communi aula ibidem quod le Maryners de Grymesby faciant 
unuw nauera stant^w in ecclesia. beaze marie pminentwz \umine aratri et 
quod omnes Burgens^ eiusdmi ville soluawt pretzzis le Maryners ad faciendum 
predictum nauem infra spaciuw vmus anni xx s. 



1514-15 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/21 

single mb* (10 October- 10 October) 

...Et De xij d. solut/V le Mynst^ryls de hull per precepzum Maior/V Et De 
iij s. solum le Mynst^ryls domim Darcy ... Et De xvj d. solut/V Edw^rdo 
lytster bereward in rewards per precepzum Maior/V ... Et De xx d. solutu 
le Grymelby play per precepzum Maior/V Et De (...) solut/V per precepzum 
dicti Maiorw ad le Stalingburgh play 



16/ ludu/w suuw: for ludo suo (?) luwiw: for lumini 

23/ tota: for totam 



30 



80 GRIMSBY 1515-47 



1515-16 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/22 

mb 1* (9 October— 9 October) (Payments and expenses) 

...De xl d. solut/V le Mynst^ryls domim Darcy per preceptum Maior/V ... Et 
De ij s. solut/V le players de Mrfrschappell per preceptum Maior/V. . . 



1526-7 

Mayor's Court Book nela: 1/102/2 io 

f 6* (18 June) 

Memorandum hordenyt for to prepare for the play of holy Iohn of bowre 

Impn'mis Mr peter Mason is 

Mighell Mason 
Richard Empmmgham 
Thomas chalonner 
William bedforth 
Richard Mudy 20 

1546-7 

Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 

f 3 (14 October) 



25 



hulls to be Allso it is panyd that no bowcher schall not kyll no bowlls except thay be 

oppenly batyd Afor Master Mayre & his brethern in payn of vj s. viij d. if 
ony bovcher sell his bowll flesh w/'thin this liberties vnbattyd And thai 
theyr be no licens gyven contrary the Cowmown ordynans in payne of \ j s. 
viij d. for euery offens to be levyd of hym yat gyvys Keens contrary the 
Cowmown ordynans &c 



Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 

f 2 (19 April) 35 

bochers Allso it is panyd that no bowcher schalnot kyl no bills except thay be 

openly batyd afor Master Mayre ex his bretherne in payn of vj s. viij d. for 
euery law lit acordyng to the commown ordynans & that theyr be no licens 
gyrfen contrary the commown ordinans in the payn ol hym that gyff« w 
lycens to pay oyerv] s. viij d. the on half to the balyeis & the other half to 
the town chamber 



GRIMSBY 1547-57 

1547-8 

Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 

f 2 (October) 

bovchers Allso it is panyd that no bovcher schalnot kyll no bovylls except thay be 

oppenly battyd afor Master Mayre in payn of vj s. viij d. Acordyng to the 
comovn ordynans the same payne to be lefyd & whosoeuer gyffo licens 
contrarye the commovn ordynans to occure in lyk payn vj s. viij d. 



f 3 

Allso it is panyd that no boucher schallnot kyll no bulls except thay be batyd 
oppenly afor Master Maire & his brethern in payn of vj s. viij d. for euery 
favllt the on half to the balyeis & the oy^r half to the town chamber And 15 
that Niaster Mayre schalnot licens contrary this coraown ordynans 



1550-1 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/27 20 

single sheet* (28 January -27 January) 



. ..Item v s. payd to the kyng« maiestie players. 



1555-6 

Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 

f 2 (April) 



25 



bulls to be Allso it is panyd that no bovcher schallnot kyll no bowlls except thay be 30 

battyd openly battyd afor Master Mayre & his brether in payn of vj s. viij d. & 

that theyr be no licens gyven contrary the commovn ordinans payn of other 

vj s. viij d. to hym y^t offends 



J5 



1556-7 

Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 

f 2B (13 October) 

buls to be Allso it is panyd that no bovcher schalnot kyll no bovlls except thay be 

bM y J oppenly batyd afor Master Mayre & his brether in payne of vj s. viij d. &C 

he that gyveth lycens contrary to forfeit oyer vj s. viij d. 



82 grimsby 1556-63 

Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 
f 2C (27 April) 

bulls to be Allso it is panyd that no bowcher schall kyll no bulls except thay be openly 

bat y d batyd Afor Master Mayre and his brether in payn of vj s. viij d. And that 

theyr be no lycens gyven to the contrary in payn of vj s. viij d. 



1558-9 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/31 io 

single mb (29 September-29 September) 

...vs. to a barwarde ... ij s. vj d. paid at a beyr battyng... 



1559-60 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/33/2 

single mb (29 September-29 September) 

...iij s. iiij d. paid to a berwarde/ ... iiij s. vj d. to the quenes pheres/ vj s. 20 
viij d. to a berwod/... 



1560-1 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/33/1 

single sheet (29 September-29 September) 

...de iiij s. solutis vrsario vocato a berword ... de iiij s. iiij d. solutis 
\ud\toribus Regime vocatis ye quenes plaerrc/... 

30 

1562-3 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/34 

mb 3* (29 September-29 September) 

35 
...Dfxs. solut/V [vr] custod' vrsoruw ... D^ vij s. iiij d. solutu [usonbusl ... 
De xij s. solum luditoribztf domirix ffit(...) De vij s. iiij d. solum luditorilw 
in marisco ... D^ vj s. viij d. solum luditor(...> domitu de warwike De vj s. 
viij d. solum custod' vrsorum in die s,///ni bertholimei/ D* iij s. iiij d. solutis 
duobus custodi bus [vr] vrsoru;/; p(.)st predictam diem ... De iij s. iiij d. solum 40 
custod' vrsoruw in marisco... 



GRIMSBY 1563-9 83 

1563-4 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/34 

mb 2 (29 September-29 September) 

. ..Itmi solum lusoribus ij s. ij d.... Itmi solum lusoribus iiij s. iij d. Item 5 
solutw aliis lusoribus iiij s. ij d. Item solut/V Alijs lusoribus viij d.... Itmi pro 
expense circa ludum viij d.... Itmi solutir lusoribus Regine iiij s. iiij d. 



1565-6 10 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/35 
single mb dorse (29 September-29 September) 

...(...) vj s. solut/V custod' vrsorum ... de iiij d. solut/V m^rtino fotherbie 

pro denarw per ipsz/m solut/V Lusoribz^ in absencia maioris. . . 15 



Court Leet Books nela: 1/108 
f 3 (9 October) 



20 



for baryng of Also that no man^r of buccher shall kell anye bull ether 
bulles in this Towne or in the Contre to sell the beyfe of the 

same in this /towne or Markett before he haith A bene 
betted in this said brough accordyng to the Custome 
before master Maior and his bretharne [or li] In payne of 
ewry Defaulte vj s. viij d. 



1566-7 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/37 30 

single sheet (29 September-29 September) 

...de xxv s. x d. solutzV Lusoribus... 

1568-9 35 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/38 
single mb dorse (29 September-29 September) 



.(...) custod' vrsoruw/... 



25/ and: corrected from or (?) 39/ <...): 20mm illegible text 



tn 



84 grimsby 1569-72 



1569-70 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/39 

single sheet verso (29 September-29 September) 

...De xiij s. solut/V lusoribus... 



1570-1 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/30/3 

single mb dorse (29 September-29 September) 

...Os. iiij d. solutw Lusoribus prout patet (...}... 



1571-2 is 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/601/1 
f 1 * (29 September-29 September) (Receipts) 

Item received of master maior when the lord of Lecester 

plaiers were here v d. 



f 2v* (Expenses) 






so 



[Item paid to plaiers or Kirton in Lyndesey on 

childermas daie xxij d.] 

[Itfm paid to plaiers the fridaie next after fastens to 

my Lord mountioye men v s.] 

Itfm paid to the Bullward the xxvj of Marche at 

master maiors comaundemeTtt xii d. 



f 3* 

[\wm to the queenes plaiers the x of [une \ s. iij (.)] 

28/ the fridaie ... fastens: 21 February 1^ 



GRIMSBY 1571-5 85 

f 3v* 

[Itmi to the bearwarckf of Louthe the iij of August viij d. 

Itmi to the plaiers of my lord of Lecester the vj 

of august x s.] 5 



1572 

Mariners' Guild Book nela: 261/1 

f xlv 10 

w/?/ch orders nowe made r is that no maryn^r or other p^rsone that hathe any 
p^rte or porc/on of the stock belonging to this company and dwelling w/'min 
this towne shall absent them selves from the Somraons or comaundem^w? 
of the alderm^w [or hu] by the husbond^ to be gyven [to] before them to or 15 
for any cause or matter touching this [or] company or from the meting and 
attendance of the same Aldermen and husbond^ at the audite and supper on 
plowghe night eu^ry yere to forfeit xij d. 

1572-3 20 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/41 
f lv (29 September- 29 September) 



...De xvij s. viij d. solum custod' vrsorum de vij s. iiij d. solut/V Lusoribz^. 



1573-4 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/42 

single sheet (29 September-29 September) 



. .De xv s. ij d. solut/V costod' vrsorum et lusoribus.. 



1574-5 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/44 

single mb dorse (29 September-29 September) 

...De ix s. solut/V lusorib//.f De (...) lusorib(...) 



31/ lusoribus: 4 minims for second u 



25 



86 



GRIMSBY 1575-80 

1575-6 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/36 

single mb dorse* (29 September-29 September) 

...Dfvs. solutw Lusoribzw domirn Stafford D^ iij s. solut/V lusorib/tf \o\\anri\s 5 
Constabz/li Military ... De iij s. viij d. solut/V lusorib«i Comitw Worcest(...)... 



1576-7 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/43 

single sheet dorse* (29 September-29 September) 

...De iij s. iiij d. solum wath et socijs lusoribw* ... De xij d. solute lusorib/w 
xxvij° Maij ... De vj s. viij d. solut/V Lusoribz^ de Boston — 



1577-8 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/32 

single mb* 

Et solutw lusorib^ iiij d solutw lusoribwi vj s. viij d — solut/V lusoribm 

magistro saintpoole xx d — 



Mariners' Guild Book n ela: 261/1 

f ClOv* (Reckoned 7 January 1578/9) (Receipts) 

hem received that was gethered by the yonge men 



25 



VII) s. 



hi 



1579-80 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/45 

single mb (29 September-29 September) 

...De xvj s. ix d. solut/V diuersis lusoribus et custoditoribus vrsorum... 



Mariners' Guild Book n e la: 261/1 

f C:i5* (Audited 11 January 1580/1) (Receipts) 

Item received ol ploughe daye 



ij s. ob 



41/ ploughe daye: // fanuary I 



GRIMSBY 1579-81 87 

all charges deducted about pales, and reparinge 
the ploughe shippe with other ordinarie charges 
there remaineth [xxij s. xviij s.] xx s. 



f C15v* 

Item what master that is absent at the settinge for of the ploughe ship vppon 
ploughe daye shall forfeite ij s. vj d. everie Avner iij s. iiij d. everie marriner 
xij d. and everie master that shalbe absent from supper or that payth not for 
his supper at the Audit shall paie ij s. eu^ry Avner ij s. vj d. eu^ry marring 
xij d. hem cuery one that belongith to this [(...)] companie for his absence 
shall paye for the like offence xij d. 

money to receive dewe at this Audit 
Inprimis of mr Richard Cooke for beinge absent 
of ploughe daie xij d. 



1580-1 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/46 20 

single mb (29 September-29 September) 

De xv s. solum D'mersis lusoribus et custodkoribus vrsorum... 



25 



Mariners' Guild Book nela: 261/1 

f C 1 8 * (Reckoned 1 January 1581/2) (Receipts) 

Item for r money [(...)] receyved of ploughe monday xvj s. xj d. 



30 



f C18v* 

All chardg« allowed for pailes & wheles to the 

plowghe shippe & other ordinarye chardg« 35 

their remayneth • xxv s - 



1 6/ ploughe daie: / / January 1 579/80 
29/ ploughe monday: 9 January 1580/1 



88 GRIMSBY 1581-5 



1581-2 

Mariners' Guild Book nela: 261/1 

f B2* (Audited 7 January 1582/3) (Receipts) 

viij s. xj d. hem for money gathered on plowghe daye viij. s. xj d. 5 



(Payments) 

to the porters vj d. 

to the Dromnw & pyper xiiij d. 10 



1582-3 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/47 

single mb (29 September-29 September) 

...De xxxij s. iiij d. solut/V diuersis lusoribus... 



1583-4 

Mariners' Guild Book nela: 26 1 / 1 

f BIO* (Reckoned 7 January 1584/5) 

The fynes assessed of them who were absent att supper on plowe munday 
accordynge to the auncyent Custome att this Audytte 

Abraham bearte \ij d. 

Mathewe browne xij d. 

1584-5 

Chamberlains' Accounts nela: 1/600/48 

single mb* (29 September— 29 September) 

...De iij s. iiij d. solut/j" [usoribus domini willughbie per mandatum maioris... 

Mariners' Guild Book nela: 261/1 

f Bl4v* (Audited 10 January 1585/6) (Receipts) 

Item money gathered on plowe day x s. xj d. w 



5/ plowghe daye: 8 January 156 10 plowe day: II January 1 

lowe munday: 13 Janua 



grimsby 1584-1602 89 

(Disbursements) 

to the pyper &C Drummer xiiij d. 

to ye porters viij d. 



f B15 

Item of Richard Cowper for beinge absent att the settinge 

furthe of the ploweshipe & att Supper iiij s. vj d. 

[Item of Chr/tfofer Roggers for beinge absent att] 

[Item of Thomas beneworth for beinge [(.)] absent frome 

supper on ploweday att xij d.J 

Item of Iohn scarlbie for the like xij d. 

1585-6 

Mariners' Guild Book nela: 261/1 

f B19v* (Reckoned 9 January 1586/7) (Receipts) 



Item receyved & gathered of plowe day x s. 



1601-2 

Letter of James vi of Scotland to James Hudson tna: pro SP 52/68 

f[l]* (7 July) 



20 



25 



30 



Trusty Seruitor we greit you hertlie wele/ It being meanit to ws on the behalf! 
of one Iohnne Henslay englische merchant in grumsbie in lincolmschyre 
that about witsonday last he resorting to the sicht of a play/ efter sum wordis 
past betwixt him and Nicolas blinstoun his compane3wun he being struckin 
be him to the ground/ and hurt in the heid to the great effusioun of his 
bluid and vponn the morne thairefter lykeuise Iniurit and struckin be the 
same nicolas In the tyme of his marcatt/ It fell out accidentlie in his awne 
defence that he struck this nicolas in the thie/ and that he happy«nit to die 
of ye same strok qui\k be his awne vnhappynes he procurit/ At quilk tyme 
this henslay is fader in law chanceing onlie to be present/ he is trubld aswele 35 
as him selff for the deid/ Sua that gif this report be trew thair cais is to be 
lamented/ And seing we are movit be thair frende* heir to be a suittar for 
yair lyffes/ We haue thought guid to desire yu to try thair report/ and gif 
3e find it of treuth To Interceid at ye handis of sic of ye counsall as $e think 
meit for spairing of yair lyves and a remissioun to be grantit thame for that so 

12/ ploweday: II January 1584/5 28/ witsonday last: 23 May 1602 

19/ ploweday: 10 January 1585 6 



90 GRIMSBY 1601-2 



accidentale slauchter as yz will do ws guid pleaswr and smiice Sua we commit 
30U to god from Falkland this vij of Iuly 1602 

(signed) lames Rex- 
Letter of George Nicolson to Sir Robert Cecil tna: pro SP/52/68 5 
f [1] (14 August) 

I acquainted the Yang with yoz/r Honours opening of the \ettres he wrote to 
mr Aston and mr hudson in their absence at his request, and of her Majesties 
carefull course taken for the mans safety if he had ben in hand«: for which 10 
he rendred her Maiesxy many thanks, and was exceding glad to vnderstand 
her Maiesty so kyndely to regard his request, the mans name is Aynesley a 
glouer by his trade, and here at Kirkawdy, and the Kings \ettres written at 
the suite of one of the ¥Jngs servants onely./ 



Letter of Roger Dallison, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, to Sir Robert Cecil 

Hatfield House: Cecil Papers Vol. 95/66 
f [1]* (10 September) 



L5 



20 



May it please your Honnour vppon the Receipt of your Letter Dated the 
second of August last. I Examined the matter Concerninge Iohn Henchelawe 
of Grimsbye, and Nicholis Blunston. And wheras her Ma/'mie hath beene 
moued by the Kinge of Scottes A his meanes in the behalf of the said 
Henchelawe and his ffather in Lawe, supposinge that Blunston was slayne 25 
in Scottland by Henchelawe accidentally in his owne defence, at which tyme 
it Chaunced the ffather in Lawe of the said Henchelawe to bee present, who 
is therefore troubled for the deed as well as himself. The truth is thereof is 
that Henchelawe and Blunston at Whittsontide last, sittinge together at a 
Playe at Grimsbye in the County of Lincoln, fell forth there in which place >o 
there passed some wordes of Offence betwixt them, and two dayes alter 
at Caster which is some eight miles from Grimsbye, Blunston meetinge 
Henchelawe in the markett place there did first Strike Henchelawe with a 
Bastinadoe, wherevppon Henchelawe did drawe his Rapier, and thrust 
Blunston into the thigh, vppon which hurt hee died, Henchelawes ffather <s 
in lawe being present at the affraye at Caster without weapon, but as I am 
enfourmed did encourage his sonne in Lawe by his wordes in the same 
att 1 aye, for which he is in her Ma/'oiies ( roale at Lincoln, and standeth 
indicted of willfull murder tor the same tact, untryed at the last Assises 
because the witnesses were not then present, and therefore his trvall deterred 10 



2/1602: underlined 29/ Whittsontide lasc 23 9 May 1602 

1HI is thereof is: first is redundant 



GRIMSBY 1601-2 / HAGWORTHINGHAM 1525-47 91 

till the next Assyses followinge. I Cannot enfourme your Honnour of any 
other Circumstances Concerninge his offence, for that the Coroners before 
A whome the verdict was taken [hath] A haue forgotten the Euidence that 
was then Geuen, [and hath] A hauinge deliu^red the Clarke of the Assyses 
the Examinac/on [all Euidences] Concerninge the same, by the which the 5 
matter doth more at Large appeare: Henchelawe presently after the fact fledd 
into Scottland, and there remaineth as is thought, which is all wherof at 
this tyme I Can enforme yout Honour. And so humbly I take my Leaue 
ffom Laughton this x r h of September. 

Yowrs Honowres to bee Commaunded 10 
(signed) Roger Dalyson vicecomes 

HAGWORTHINGHAM 

1525-6 15 

a Holy Trinity Church Book Grange (ed): 'Hagworthingham Church Book 
p 7* 

A sheet received by Mr John Littlebury which was will to the Church, By 

one Margery to the entente to make a Banner 20 

Item a sheet that was borne over the Sacrament 

Item an old Kyrchuffe that our Lady's coat is lapped in 

Item an old Kyrchuffe for the cross in Lentyn 

Item Three Rotchetts and two Surplisses 

Item to Peter Babbe for gilding the Trinity iiii xvi o 25 

Item to him for Painting the dancing geere o o ix 

Item for Cloeth for the same o o ix 

Item to George Bullock for Shaping the same o o I 

30 
1537-8 
a Holy Trinity Church Book Grange (ed): 'Hagworthingham Church Book' 
P 8 

Paid to Minstrells & Players o o xi 35 



1546-7 
a Holy Trinity Church Book Grange (ed): 'Hagworthingham Church Book' 

p 9 40 

Received of the dancers gathering o vi o 



92 HAGWORTHINGHAM 1 555 — 6 / HALTHAM 1605/6 

1555-6 
a Holy Trinity Church Book Grange (ed): 'Hagworthingham Church Book' 
P 9" 

Received of the young men called the Wessell o v iiii 5 



HALTHAM 

1605/6 10 

Bill of Complaint in Dymoke v. Cholmeley tna: pro STAC 8/124/20 
sheet 16* (21 March) 

To the king« moste Excellent Maiestye 
In moste humble Manner sheweth and informeth your most Excellent 15 
Maiestye your highnesse faithfull and obedient Subiect Thomas Dymocke 
Esquier late Escheator of your highnesse Countye of Lincolne for the ye 
(...) as your said Subiect hathe allwaies lyved in Credite good name fame 
and reputac/on w/thall your Maiesties Subiect^ w/thout anie Note tainte 
or touche of infamye scandall or slaunder laid or imposed vppon him, Vet 
soe yt ys if y(...) moste Excellent Maiestie That one Nicholas Cholmeley 
Esquier then and yet feodarye of your highnesse said Countye of Lyncolne 
Conceavinge mallice and displeasure against your highnes said Subiect for 
that he beinge Esceator and there by havinge meanes to observe and see the 
Corrupte and extortiue dealinge of the said Cholmeley wherew/'th he the 25 
said Cholmeley then did and still dothe greevouslve oppresse and wronge 
yom Maiesties Subiect^ in the said County or Lincolne and the fraude and 
deceipt which he then did and still dothe daielie most vnconscionable vse 
w/thout feare of god or of your Maiesties lawes and without regarde of 
his oathe taken for yo«r Majesties service in his said office did since youx 30 
Maiesties last ge rural 1 pardon to the end to bringe yowr subiect into Contempt 
slaunder and discreditt amongest yowr Maiesties Subiecter combyne practise 
and confederate himselfe to and with (blank) and diiurse other peTSOUns 
vnknowne howe and by whai meanes the said Cholmeley and the reast of 
the said Confederators yet vnknowne mighi vniusdie ympeache slaunder 35 
and drawe into question the good name creditt and vnspotted reputacion of 
yo«r said Subieci And for that purpose they the said Nicholas (. Iholmeley 
and the said other lewde personns as \et vnknowne not havinge the feare of 
god before iheire eyes nor anie dutifull regard of \oiiy Maiesties good and 
godlie lawes statutes and ordinauncis haue for the space ol one were last past ,o 



: 80mm missing 24 Esceator: /&r Escheator 

0mm missing 28/ vnconscionable: for vnconscionablie 



HALTHAM 1605/6 93 

dailye of his and theire mallice [(...)], sediciouslye contrived made & written 
published cast and spreadd abroad a most false sedicious mallicious infamous 
and slanderous libel] of and against your Maiesties said Subiect thereby to 
defame & discreditt your said subiect w/'th and amongest all others your 
Maiesties good subiects And allsoe to make him seeme odious and infamous 5 
to all people the tenor of p^rte of which false slaunderous and sedicious 
libell or Ryme soe made and published by the said Cholmeley and the reast 
and in reioycinge manner by them songe and said in diume places and before 
dluerse persons malliciouslye to thintent aforesaid followeth in theise words 
viz: Thomas my freind and Dymocke reputed, your seate in the Churche ys 10 
often disputed; you did them wronge to pester theire presence, that lent you 
theire seate in the time of theire absence; you pester the Pew my Ladye 
and her traine &C Thoughe Esquier you be for a yeere by escheate, &c. the 
residewe whereof your subiect ys not able to sett downe but yet beinge full 
of infamous and slaunderous writings and ymputac/ons against your subiect 15 
beinge your Maiesties Escheator of the said Countye And the said Nicholas 
Cholmeley taking offence thereat for that your Subiect did not there in fitt 
his bribinge humor did therefore in his said libell raile vppon your said 
Subiect aswell in respect of his said office as otherwise to thintent to bringe 
your subiect into Disgrace and infamy bothe w/th your subiects freinds and 20 
straihgers And the same libell and seu^rall Coppies thereof [did] A the said 
Cholmeley and the rest did since the ninetenth" daie of Marche in the yeare 
of your Maiesties raigne ouer England ffrance & Ireland the first & of Scodand 
the Seauen & thirtithe devuldge disperse and scatter abroad in diu^rse places 
in the said Countye of Lincolne And further informeth your excellent Maiestye 25 
your said Subiect that the said Nicholas Cholmeley beinge your Maiesties 
feodarye of the said Countye of Lincolne and by vertue thereof hathe and did 
take the vsuall oathe of feodarye and was sworne vppon the holye Evangelists 
before the Master and Councell of your Maiesties Courte of wards and 
liu^ryes as in like Cases ys vsuall Neverthelesse the said Cholmeley hathe 30 
since the firste Daie of Aprill in the ffirst yeare of your Maiesties raigne over 
England ffraunce and Ireland And Dailye dothe by Coullor of his said office 
of feodarye vse most extreame extorc/on briberye and oppression vppon your 
Maiesties Subiects w/'thin the said Countye of Lincolne And namelye the 
said Cholmeley since your Maiesties last gens-all p^rdoun hathe most 35 
wickedlye and vngodlie falselie and Corruptlie putt in practise Committed 
and donne theise extorc/ons briberies and oppressions hereafter followinge 
... All which pmuries false oathes libelling publishinge of libells extorc/ons 
briberies deceipts abuses and misdemeanors afore said were donne and 
Comitted since the first daie of Aprell in the said first year of your Maiesties 40 
raigne over England ffraunce and Ireland And were all soe comitted perpetrated 
and donne by him the said Nicholas Cholmeley and the reast of the said 
persons vnknowne since your Maiesties last gens-all and free p^rdoune and 



94 HALTHAM 1605/6 / HAYDOR 1638/9 

are in Contempt and derogation of your highnes Crowne and Dignitye 
and in most dangerous example to suche other evell disposed persons to be 
encourraged thereby to perpetrate Comitte and execute the like offences 
briberies extorc/ons and heynous misdemeanors if due punishment be not 
inflicted vppon the said oflfendors In tender Considerac/on whereof rorasmuche 5 
as all and singuler the said libellinge and publishinge of Libells misdemeanors 
corrupc/ons briberies extortions and offences afore said were Comitted and 
donne since your Maiesties last generall p^rdoune and are contrarye to your 
Maiesties lawes and statute and greevous and scandalous to your Maiesties 
Subiect^ May yt therefore please your moste Excellent Maiestye to graunt 10 
vnto your said Subiect your highnesse moste gracious writt« of Subpena to 
be directed to the said Nicholas Cholmeley (blank) Comaundinge him and 
them and eue rye of them thereby at a Certaine daie and vnder a Certaine 
paine therein to be directed and appointed personallye to be and appeare 
before the \ordes and others of your Maiesties most honorable previe Councell 1 5 
in your highnesse highe Courte of Starrchamber at westmynster then and 
there to make aunswere to the saide premisses and to stand to and abide 
suche order and Iudgement therein as to your highnesse said Councell of 
the same Courte shalbe thought meete And your said Subiect shall not cease 
accordinge to his bounden duetye to pray for the most Longe and happie 20 
Raigne of your moste Royall Maiestye over vs./// 

HAYDOR 

1638/9 25 

Court of High Commission Sentence tna: pro SP 16/410 
ff [l-3v] (24 January) 

Proceedings in an ecclesiastical cause against Richard Northen, curate of Haydor, 
heard before commissioners of the king at Lambeth, in the presence of Stephen JO 
Knyght and John Crampton, deputies, and John (ireeuhill, notary public 

I Ik- cause is to be informed in and finally sentenced this day, and the s,//d 
Richard Northen is to appeare this day and place to heare and receaue the 
final! order and Judgment of the Cowrt. At which c\d\ and place the said >5 
Richard Northen being publiquely called for appeared personally, in whose 
presence the proofes made ex parte officij against him and after that the 
breife ot his defence were there publiquely read, and the (. oimsell on hot Ik 
part heard [what] at large what they could enforce out of the proofes made 
in this I Cause and vppon mature examinacion thereof it appeared to the 40 
( nun that the said Richard Northen [thai the said Mr Northen] having 
beene for these <S wares last a Preist in holy orders and ( Urate of the parish 
Church of 1 layther together with the Chappells of (, alnerthorpe & Kelbye 



HAYDOR 1638/9 95 

and hauing a Curate to assist him in the said Cures did w/thin the tyme 
articulate, and namely about 7 yeares since baptize the child of one Henry 
Nixe in the Church of HaydofO] articulate w/thout vsing the signe of the 
Crosse at the upenning of the said child, or did omite to vse the words vizt 
(we doe signe him, or her with the signe of the Crosse) A but at the upening 5 
of the said child he vsed these words instead of those aforegoinge, I doe signe 
him, or her meaning the said child with the signe of a Token, and that 
w/thin the tyme articulate the said Mr Northen [had] hath administred and 
deliuered the holy Communion in both kynds to divers of his parishioners 
which did sitt and not kneel at the I tyme of receauing thereof, especially 10 
to Sara the wife of Henry Nixe of that parish, And it was further obiected 
against the said Mr Northan that his sacred Ma/stie that now is hauing by 
some booke or bookes, comaunded in all p^rishe Churches to be published 
declared his intentions for the [m] honest & Modest recreac/ons of his liege 
subiects good protestants [of] such as frequented their parish Churches 15 
duely, after Euening prayers on the Lords day & said Mr Northen did w/thin 
the tyme articulate take occasion to preach, and say in his sermon [(.)] in the 
Church of Hayder that he was a theife that did take any Recreac/ons on 
[the] the Saboath day [(...)], and he was worse then a theife for he was a 
villaine and a sacrilegious theife that did take any Recreac/ons vppon the 20 
Saboath day or did allow of them, and about a yeare after the preaching of 
this sermon and some two yeares after the publishing of the said A book for 
Recreac/ons on a Sunday being a ffeast day at Haither [<.)] some younge 
people /after Euening prayer gatt a Piper I or Musitian A named William 
Keale 1 and went to dance, which whilst they were at the said Mr Northan 25 
and the Constable came & putt the said Piper in the stocks, where he lay 
about two houres, and then the said Northan and the Constable A coming 
to putt [on] one Coxe in the stocks alsoe whilst they were opening the stocks 
the said Piper [call named william] slipt out his foote & ranne away which 
Mr Northan perceaving he tooke a Pitchfork out of the said hands of one 30 
Andrew a watchman and followed the said Piper & in a lane ouertook him 
& beat him with the said Pitchfork, and brought him back to the stocks 
where the said [lay] Piper lay t(.)ll the next Morning [Prayer]. And it was 
further charged on the said Mr Northen that w/thin the tyme articulate, and 
especially [at] r on an afternoone Catechising in the Church of Hayder in 35 
Anno 1635° vppon the 8 th Comandement /he deliuered this doctrine, 
that there was theft in Kinges and princes, in laying more burdens on their 
subiects then they were able to beare [as it was or fell out nowe a dayes] or 
to the like effect, and /in 1 like words and Manner he said I there was theft 
in Iudges, Magistrates, and Land lords or to that effect, and lastly that w/thin 40 
the tyme articulate the said Mr Northen hath often omitted to weare the 

19/ [<...)] : 50mm crossed out and illegible 



96 HAYDOR 1638/9 / holbeach 1539-40 

surplice, at the reading of divine service and administrac/on of the sacraments, 
and neglected on seuerall sundayes and holydayes to [div] read divine service 
in the [said] Chappells of Caluerthorpe, and Kelby vnder his Cure as aforesaid. 
All which the suermisses the Court had fully proued against the said Mr 
Northen and him worthy of a seuere censure for the same [especially for those 5 
factious and vndutifull A r & f(...) 1 speeches of his in /delyuering that there 
was theft in kinges and Princes in 1 laying (...) burdens on their subiects then 
they were able to beare as yt fall out now a dayes, or to the like effect.], and 
therefore in the first place they fined him in one thousand pounds to his 
Ma/mies vse, and ordered /him 1 to be comitted prisoner to the Gatehouse in 
there to remaine during the pleasure of the Coart and they did order him to be 
[digrased] r wholy suspended 1 from his I Ministeriall function and required 
the proctor for the office to prepare a sentence in scriptis against the next 
Court day for that purpose, and lasdy the said Richard Northen was condemned 
in expenses or costs of suite which are to be taxed the next Cowrt day 15 

HECKINGTON 

1569-70 

St Andrew's Churchwardens' Accounts la: HECKINGTON PAR/7/1 20 

f [7]* (January -January) 

payd to the plaheres viij d. 



25 



1596-7 

St Andrew's Churchwardens' Accounts la: HF.C KINGTON PAR/7/1 

f [56]* (January— January) 

hem for the Maye poll vj s 



HOLBEACH 

1539-40 

All Saints' Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: MS. Eng. misc. b .72 
f 88v* (13 April-4 April) (Payments) 

hem payd to Thomas pye wyffe for aylle i d. 



8/ able: fallowed by ./ full line heavily cancelled and illegible 
followed by two lines heavily cancelled and illegible 



HOLBEACH 1539-47 97 

hem payd to Cubbert wattssone & Iohn Lenssay 

for a day warke & mendyng of ye Clowd met & 

dryke & wag« xl j d- 

hem payd to iiij mene y^t bare ye Marye Cartt iiij d. 

hem payd to merycok for harpyng be foyr ye 5 

[sa] sacremerct l ) "• 

hem payd to ye offeryng of Corpus chnVri day iij d. 

hem payd [for] Thomas blessed wyllwm borned 

& wyll/rfm Lyncone for ther denner for beryng 

of ye marycart "ij d - ob - 10 

hem payd for [pyns] pynnes ) d. 

hem payd for sope to ye clowd J d. 

hem payd for wypp Cord & papar ij d. ob. 

hem payd for a lyne to ye clowd n J d. 

hem payd for ij [lyns] \yndes to ye clowd iij d. 15 

hem payd to Cubbert wattssone & hys ffellows for 

kepyng of ye clowd xvll l "• 

hem payd for bred & aylle vpon Corpus chrwri daye xinj d. ob. 



20 



1547 
ac Inventory of All Saints' Church Goods Stukeley: Itinerarium Curiosum 

p 19* 



s. d. 

25 



30 



hem to William Calow the younger the tabernacle 

of Thomas Bekete •'''• viii - 

hem to William Davy the sygne whereon the plowghe 

did stond xvl - 

hem to John Thorpe for harod's coate xvm. 

hem to William Calow the younger all thapostyls coats 

and other raggs vm - nu - 

hem to Antony Heydon on blewe clothe 1X - ,s 



v 1111. 



hem to Antony Heydon for the coats of the iij kyngs 

of Coloyne 

hem to Humphry Hornesey the canypye that was born 

over the sacrament xx - 40 

V dryke: /<» drynke 18/ Corpus chr;>ri daye: 5 June 1539 

7/ Corpus chr/.<ri lUx: 5 June 1 539 



98 HOLBEACH 1547-1601 



hem to William Calow thelder and John Thorpe iiij 

owlde pantyd clothes vi viii. 

hem of John Mays wyffe for the Dracon iii. 

hem of Alys Boyds debt to christus corpys gilde ii. 5 

hem for seyten vestments and trashe in the chest in 

trinete quere sold to Davy xxxiii. iiii. 



in 



p 20* 



More superstitious ornaments of the church were sold in queen Elizabeth's 
time, 1560. 

15 

1560 

All Saints' Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Eng. misc. b .72 

f 90* 

20 
hem payd to Mr callowe for the players v s. 



1601 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 10 25 

f 116v* (2 April) 

Presentments made during the visitation of South Holland deanery held in the 
church at Boston by Thomas Randes, the archdeacon of Lincoln's official 

30 
Oimittitux 

Edward ff reman for suffring dauncing play & drincking in his house & 
other abuses vppon the sabboth and holly daies in time of devyne service 
having [being] bene admonished to the contrarie/ 26. ffebruarij 1601 
ap«d Lincolniam dictus fireman citatzu comparuit. et objecto zrticulo se <s 
submissit et pramisn posthac seipsum reformare in p/rmissw vnde dominus 
cum cum monic/owe dimisit 



5/ christus corpys: for chritri corpys 1 ' 



HORBLING 1564/5 / HOUGHAM 1638 

HORBLING 

1564/5 

Inventory of Heathenish Church Goods 

f 17* (18 March) 



99 



la: Diocesan FUR 2 



Thinventarie of all suche copes vestementes and other monumentes of 
superstition as remayned at any tyme with in the p^rishe church of horblinge 
sens the deathe of the lat quene marie made by Thomas Buckmynster 
and Iohnne Burgies churchwardens the xviijth daie of marche anno 
domim 1565 



Item two vestmentes 



the one haith Thomas wrighte of horblinge 
and haithe cut yt in peces and made bedd 
hanginges therof And thother was geven to 
Richard Colsonne a scoller and he haith made 
a players cote thereof in anno prano Elizabeth 



f 17v* 



Item three banner clothes which were geven awaie to childerne to make 

plaiers cotes of anno pn'mo Elizabeth 



20 



djmittitui 



comparuit 



dimittitui 
°comparuit° 



HOUGHAM 



1638 



25 



Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/21 
p 194 

Presentments made during the visitation of Grantham and Loveden deaneries 



William swetterall pro consiw/li °1° Martij 1638 Citato preconizatus non 
comparuit excommunicato °4 to die Iulij 1639 Similiter vt contra [Paul] 
Barson dimittit«r° 



>o 



Thomas Barson of ye same for playeinge and runeinge at Cocke* in the 
Churchyard vppon ye sabboth day °1° Martij 1638 Citato preconizatus non 
comparuit excommunicato" °[2] 4° die Iulij 1639 comparuit et facta fide 35 
absoluitwr vnde domimis eum cum monic/one dimisit coram magistvo 
lohannem Crispe Clerico surmgvzto &c Ita testatar Samuel Hoxcroft 
notarius pub//eus° 



40 



100 



HOUGHAM 1638 / KIRKBY ON BAIN 1638 



diminitm laruase Orson pro consiw/li "Citato 1° i\lartij 1638 Citato preconizatus non 

'comparun comparuit excommunicatur" °4 to die Iulij anno domim 1639 dimittitur vt 

supra° dimittitur 

dimittitur Edward Light pro consimiU °1° Martij 1638 Citato preconizatus non 

comparuit excommunicato)- °19 Iulij 1639 comp^r///t \iagister Nelson ad 
peticionem cuius dominus dimisit dictum Light quia puer est° 

dimittitur Edward Ellis pro consimiU °1° Martij 1638 Citato preconizatus non 

"comparun comparuit excommunicatur °4 to die Iulij anno domirxi 1639 comparuit et 

facta fide absoluu/r vnde dow/Mus eum dimisit cum monic/one' dimittitur 



KIRKBY ON BAIN 

1638 

Archiepiscopal Visitation Book 

ff 118-18v 



la: Diocesan Vj/30 



15 



Horncastle 



Kirkbyc 



in forma 
paupmi 

kirkbyc 

ad agposoenbWi 
M/^gUffO 
I. Gaji. I. H. 

pauper 



[kirkbye] 
fumbye 



Presentments made during the visitation of Horncastle deanery 

Radulphus Collin presented for fidlinge & singinge of songs in the houce of 
Thomas Gibson the houce standinge neare Tumbye moore in tyme of diuine 
seruice/ °2° Maij 1638° quesitus vijs in proximum? ultimo maij 1638: Citato 
vijs preconizatus non comparuit excommunicatur 

dimittitur 

Tho?uas Gibson and his Wife presented lor keepinge of companye w/th the 
sayd fidler the tyme of deuine seruice °2 Maij 1638. comparuit & fassttf 
est vnde hrf^et ad agnoscend//;;/ & certificandum in 2 non certificauit vnde 
excommunicatur" dimittitur I 

dimittitur 

Willf/mus Humberstone presented vt supra/ 2° Maij 1(138.° quesitus &c 
vijs in proximum" "vltimo maij 1638 ( )iw/» preconizatus non comparuit 
excommumcaxur 6° fifebr«^rij 1638 comp^nm & focfa fide dbsoluitur 
& fass//jr est vnde h/z£et ad agnoscendara cs: certificauit in 2 extuwc est 
certificandum & dimittitur 

Brandon Lobley presented vt supra 2 Maij 1638 comparuit Apparitor & 
ta.ss//> est vnde lw/>et ad agnoscendum lv' certificauit in 2. non certificauit 






25 



30 



35 



1/ I //,//<> ... Citato: lundani 



KIRKBY ON BAIN 1638 / LEVERTON 1525-6 101 

vnde excommunicatur" 



KIRTON IN LINDSEY 

1565-6 

St Andrew's Churchwardens' and Corpus Christi Guild Accounts 

la: KIRTON IN LINDSEY PAR/7/1 
f 20 (11 March 1564/5-17 March 1565/6) 

Itrni to a drynking iij s. iiij d. & r to ] [ij] players [x] r xiiij d. 1 iiij s. vj d. 



5 



10 



L5 



1606 

Bill of Complaint in Hickman v. Willoughhy, Tourney, et al 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 

See Gainsborough 1606 

Libellous Ballad in Hickman v. Willoughhy, Tourney, et al 20 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 

See Gainsborough 1606 

c 1608 25 

Interrogatories for Defendants in Hickman v. Willoughhy, Tourney, et al 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 



30 



See Gainsborough c 1608 

1608 

Depositions by Defendants in Hickman v. Willoughhy, Tourney, et al 

tna: pro STAC 8/168/31 

See Gainsborough 1608 

LEVERTON 

1525-6 

St Helens Churchwardens' Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/7/1 40 

f 22* (Reckoned 16 December) (Expenses) 

paid to Maister holand of Swynsed [of S] & ye 



102 LEVERTON 1525-95 



plaers of the same town whan thei rood & cryed 

thare bayns att Leumon iij s. iiij d. 

paid for bread & Ayle at the same tyme to cause 

them & yer company to drynke viij d. ob. 



1545-6 

St Helen's Churchwardens' Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/7/1 

f 45 (Reckoned 1 1 July) (Expenses) 

10 

hem for ale to dawnseres yat cam to ye church ij d. 



1565-6 

St Helen's Overseers of the Poor Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/ 1 3/ 1 

f lOv* (Reckoned 30 June) (Payments) 

hem paid & given to the reparation of Borene 

churche when thev declared their Bane v s. 

20 



1574-5 

St Helen's Overseers of the Poor Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/ 13/1 

f 24 (Reckoned 10 July) (Payments) 

Item gyven to certen players xij d. 



1577-8 

St Helen's Overseers of the Poor Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/ 13/1 > 

f 29v (Reckoned 14 July) (Payments) 

Item geuen to ye waytte* of Boston ij s. 



1594-5 

St Helen's Churchwardens' Accounts la: LEVERTON PAR/7/1 

f 80 (Reckoned 17 December) (Charges) 

Item paid for playinge in the churche iij s. viij d. 40 



LEVERTON 1594-5 / LINCOLN c 1236-1274 103 

f 80 v (Expenses) 

\ie\x\ paid to the apparitor for sufferinge a plaie 

in the church iij s. viij d. 

5 

LINCOLN 

c 1236 

Bishop Robert Grossetestes Letters and Mandates 10 

Letter 32* 

Robertus Dei gracia Lincolniensis episcopus dilectis in Christo filijs Willelmo 
decano et capitulo Lincolnie salutem graciam et benediccionem. Cum domus 
Dei, testante propheta Filioque Dei, domus sit oracionis, nefandum est earn in 15 
domum iocacionis, scurilitatis, et nugacitatis conuertere locumque Deo dicatum 
diabolicis adinuencionibus execrare. Cumque circumcisio Domini nostri Iesu 
Christi prima merit nee modicum acerba eiusdem passio, signum quoque sit 
circumcisionis spiritalis qua cordium prepucia tolluntur et omnes carnales 
voluptates sensuumque libidines amputantur, execrabile est circumcisionis 20 
Domini venerandam solempnitatem libidinosarum voluptatum sordibus 
prophanare. Quapropter vobis mandamus in virtute obediencie firmiter 
iniungentes quatinus festum stultorum, cum sit vanitate plenum et voluptatibus 
spurcum, Deo odibile et demonibus amabile, de cetero in ecclesia Lincolnie die 
venerande solempnitatis circumcisionis Domini nullatenus permittatis fieri. 25 

1274 

Hundred Roll tna: pro SC 5/LINCS/TOWER/17A 

mb 4* 

30 

. . .hem dicinw quod walterus bek constabulary Casta Lincolnie apropriat 
castro predicto per porestarem domin'i Henna de lacy .viij. annw elaps/V unam 
placeara t^rre contmenrem ij acras & plus que vocatur la batailplace ubi 
homines de \inco\nia soleba«t ludere fratres predicant & alia aisiam^zta habere 
&c ubi homines de patr'ia solebawt habere commune passagiura cum carettis 35 
& pecoribw ad ciuitatew in magnura pre'iudicium regis & dawpnuw ciuitatw 
per annum .ij. s. & plus quo warranto nescimus Et valet per annum .iij. s.... 



Letter 32 collation: 13 Willelmo] We. C 22 Quapropter] Cuius propter C 
22 firmiter] C omits 25 circumcisionis] ciruweis/onis A 

15/ testante ... Dei: cp Is 56.7, Jer 7.11, Mt 21.13 



104 Lincoln Late 13th century- 13 18 

Late 13th century 

Liber Niger la: Dean and Chapter A/2/ 1 

ff 7-7v 

Die natal/V domini ad vesperas ad processionem diaconor«w. 5 

Diaconus persona debet habere cereum de una libra ceteri p^rsone diaconi 
cereum de dimidia libra, ceteri canonici diaconi cereos. scilicet. iiij or de 
libra, reliqui diaconi viij to de libra & habebunt huiusmodi ceros tarn ad 
vesperas quam ad ultimum responsorium ad matutinas \n festo sanct\ 
steph/zm consimiles cereos habebunt. Sacmlos persona & alij pmone ecclesie 10 
& canonici & vicarij & alij presbiteri taw ad vesperas qwam ad matutinas. 
In festo sanch \o\uinri\s. episcopus puerorum in festo sanctorum innocentiuw 
habere debet unum cereum ponderis dimidie libre. cetm pueri habebunt 
candelas p^ruas pro I uoluntate sacriste. 

15 

1308-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/4 

f 45v* (15 September 1308-21 September 1309) (Gratuities and payments) 

20 

...Item in cirotecis & sotularibztf emptis pro c\omix\o Willf/wo le venur in 
ludo facto in ecc/«ia die Lune in septimanrf paschf .viij. d — 



1313-14 25 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/4 
f 96v* (16 September- 15 September) (Church and house costs) 

...Item in emendac/one baculi pastoralis pro Episcopo puerorum .\ij. d.... 

50 

1317-18 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/4 

f 132 ( IS September- 17 September) (Gratuities) 

...Item vicarij s ecclesie Lincolnie pro solewpnitate per cos facta die w 

Epiphanie domini circa Ludum trium Reguw .xviij s. ij. cl.... 



8/ de libra: for dc dimidia libra 

l > festo: fes and to written on either side of a hole in the parchment 

22/ die I une ... pasch* 31 March 1309 



LINCOLN 1321-7 105 

1321-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/5 

f 47v (20 September— 1 9 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Item in expensis factis tempore paschali in ludo de sancto Thorns didimo 5 
.ix. s. .ix. d. In vno capite Laneo pro capite Regis in festo Epiphanie .viij. d. 



Liber Niger la: Dean and Chapter A/2/1 

ff 26v-7 (19 January) (Distributions to cathedral clergy) 10 

...de oblac/bwibztf bean Hugonis singulis Canomcis qui magnam residenciam 
in d/'cta ecclwia fecmnt anno pmzedente festum translac/'oms eiusdem bead 
Hugonis & in eodem festo presentes fumnt/ ac custodi altaris beati Petri/ 
sex solid/ & octo denar// facturis vero residenciam in anno subsequente & 15 
prestnubus in ipso festo/ tres solidi & quatuor denarij . Vicarijs similiter qui 
intmunt seruicio eiusdem diei ad distribuenduw inter eos/ tresdecim solid/' 
& quatuor denar//. Paupmb/w clmcis eodem modo pr^sentib/tf .xxij. d. Pueris 
.xviij. d. Portantib//j habitue now vicarib/tf presenubus: cuilibet .1. d. Sacriste 
.v. s. pro eo quod ceteris plus laborat. Clmco suo .ij. d. Clmco commune I 20 
.xij. d. Clmco Capitz/li .vj. d. Magwzto scolarz//?/ gramaticaliu/w .v. s. Magw/fo 
scolnrum cantus .xij. d. succentori .vj. d. Clmco ducenti columbam in festo 
Pentecostes .xij. d. Accendenti candelas .vj. d. Duobus excitantib/^ populum 
.xij. d. Duobus seruientibzw prnzedentibz/i incensantew .xij. d. in eodem festo 
translac/'owis annis singulis pm;oluantz/r.'... 25 

1323-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/5 

f 66 (18 September- 16 September) (Expenses noted) 

30 
...In A expensis factis tempore paschali in Ludo De sancto Thowa didimo 
.v. s. .viij d 

1326-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/5 

f 93v* (21 September— 20 September) (Expenses noted) 

...In expensis foc/is die Lune in septimana Paschf pro Ludo sancti Thorns 
apostol'i in Naui ecclme videlicet in pane vino & c^ruisia. vj. s. vj. d 



40 



38/ die Lune ... Pasclv: 13 April 1327 



106 



Lincoln c 1330-1384 



c 1330-3 

John de Schalbys Book la: Dean and Chapter A/2/3 

ff 30v- 1 * (Distributions to cathedral clergy) 

In distribuc/owe autew pentecosuV p^rcipiet qwilibet Canomcus r^sidens 
& in villa die distribuc/oms existe/zs. iiij. s. & vj d. & ad vinuw ij. s. Item 
Custos altarw beati petri preposhus sacrista &C clfricus eccl^ie habebum 
similiter singillatira. iiij. s. vj. d. de integra suwma oblata & ij. s. de communa. 
Itmi I Clmcus Capitul'i ij. s. Itmi ij custodes magni Altaris iiij. s. similiter 
quilibet ij. s. Itmi clmcus sacriste. vj. d. Clmcus ducens columbaw vj denarijs. 
Hosuarius vj. d — 



1332-3 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/5 

f 137v (20 September- 19 September) (Expenses noted) 

...In pane empto pro ludo sancti Thome Apostol'i die Lune in sepumana 
Paschf .xij. d. In vino .v. s. In ceru'isia .ij. s — 

1368-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/6 

f 6v (17 September- 16 September) 



20 



Ludus sancti 
Thorns 



Itmi computat soluisse in pane vj d. in cmiisia ij s. vj d. in vino ij s. vj d. is 

Summa v s. vj d. 



1383-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/7 w 

f 1 19v* (20 Sc/> tern her - 18 September) 

Expensfcirca In pr/'mis domino lohanm louth pro ractura vmus stelle x s. ix d. Item Willr/mo 

l " lll "" l ' K Sadiler pro ractura triu;// coronar///// pro Rtsabus ij s. xi d. Itmi in vino empto 

typhamcb ' . * . 7*T. ... ' . n ■ , 

Resurrecci'oais wdtlncx ill) lagen/.N pro ludo rcsurrecc/o//is i) s. vii] a. Mem in UeTUlCia VJ a. 

In m in pane vj d. 

C Summa wij s. iiij d. 



18 19/ die I une ... Pasch* 5 April 1333 



LINCOLN 1384-9 

1384-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts 

f 15v* (18 September- 17 September) 



107 



la: 



Bj/5/3b 



Expewis cirra 

luduw Epiphame (blank) 

Exp«u« (blank) 

cirra luduw 
Resurrecc/oww 



Exprn^ cirra 
luduw die 
Epiphame &C 
resurrecc/o«is 



1386-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts 

f 181 (16 September— 15 September) 



la: 



Bj/2/7 



In pnmis in emendac/owe coronarum Regum/ stelle/ ac in conduce/owe 
mrrurarum pro regibus & aliis expensis neccessanls xix s. vj d. In vino ceruicia 
& pane emptis pro ludo resurrecczowis iij s. iij d. ob. 15 

C Summa — xxij s. ix d. ob. 



1389 

Certificate of Minstrels' and Entertainers' Guild tna: pro C 47/41/156 20 

single sheet 

Cmificacio ffratfrnitatis MinstreWovum & histrionuwz infra Ciuetatewz 
Lincoln/> patet in hec wrba 

25 

In pr/'mis ordinatuw & statutum est int^r fratres & sorores frat^rnitatis 
predicts ouod debent semel in Anno cowuenire apud Lincolnww in quocLzm 
loco cmo congruo & honesto & ibi debent sursuwz leuare vnaw magnawz 
Candela/w & candelawz predictam debent portare vs(\ue ad Matricem eccl«iam 
beate Marie lincoln/V cum maxima prccessione gaudio & honore & hoc die 30 
Mercuri...) in sepumana pentacostes (...) & ibidem quWibet eorum debet 
offerre vnum denar ium Assemblias (...) congregaciones now faciunt nisi 
semel in anno & hoc causa potac/owis & disposic/oms candele supradicte 
Sacramentum inter se now faciunt nisi ad sustentandww & inueniendww 
lumenare prediction Terras & tenementa mortificata seu now mortificata 35 
nulla habem xxec catalla aliqua ad opus fratmiitatis supradicte 



31/ M<7x:ur<...>: for Mercurij 
31/ (...>': 10mm hole in sheet 
32, 34/ faciunt: for faciant (?) 
36/ tuz£ent: for habeant (?) 



108 



Expense facu- 
pro 5 dutaciom 
die N.it,///« 
domini & pro 
liulo in 
sepunuzna 
Pasche 



LINCOLN 1389-91 

Certificate of Cordwainers' Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

tna: pro C 47/41/152 
single sheet* 

...Et quicumqw^ homo qui operarur in villa de ilia arte qui A est ext/a 
frat^rnitatem soluet in anno sex <...)arios ad luduw vel ad candelam ... 
Duodecima ordinacio est quod gracemania fratres & sorores predicte gilde 
ibunt in processione ad monasteriuw cum maria Ioseph sancto Blasio & ij 
angelis assig/wfts... 

1389-90 

Injunctions at the Archbishop of Canterbury's Sede Vacante Visitation 

la: Dean and Chapter A/2/7 
f 38v (12 May) (Given at Croydon Manor) 

...Et quia in ead^m visitac/o«e nostra coram nobis A non/mllis fidedignis 
delatuw extitit (\uod vjcarij &C clmci ip^ius ecclcrie in die circuwcisionis 
domini induti veste laicali per eorum strepitus truffas garulac/owes & ludos 
quos festa stultorww commumzer & A cow uenienter appellant diuinum 
officiuw multiplicity?" & cowsuete impediuwt tenore presencium Inhebemw 
ne Ip.ri vicarij qui nunc suwt vel erunt pro tempore talibm" vti de cetfro no;/ 
p;rsumant nee idmi vicarij seu quiuis alij [ecclcne] eccl«ie mi/v/stri publicas 
povidones aut insolencias [causas] alias in eccl^ia que domus [est] oiaciones 
existit contra honestate/w eiusdmi faciant quouismodo... 

1390-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/8 

f 3 1 v (18 September- 1 7 September) 

In p/v'mis domino lohanni Louth pro expensis pertzxm appositw circa stelLzm 
& coluwbam ij s. vj d. Item in expensis fact/V per sacristaw eodem tempore 
pro salutac/OTze vj s. ij d. ob. Item pro expensis ractis circa luduw in septimana 
Pasche iij s. xj d. 

C Summa \\\ s. vij d. ob. 



10 



20 



25 






irios: /ferdenarios 
i .irij: first i corret ted over other letter 
Jo/ InhebemMT for [nhibemus 
2 1 / Ips'v. 1 corrected over other Utters 
2M orac/oncs: fin oracionis 



Lincoln 1393-6 109 

1393-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/8 

f 74v (21 September-20 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Item in iij paribus cirothecarwra emptis pro Maria Elizabet & angelo die 5 
Natalis domini in aurora ad matutinas iij d — 

Bishop John Buckingham's Register la: Bishop's Register 12 

f 477v* (19 June) (Detections and comperts against the dean and chapter) 

10 

Visitation proceedings held before Bishop John Buckingham in the chapter house 
in the presence of the dean and chapter 

...Item dicitur quod decanus transmit ad palustres comunes et spectacwla 
publica in Ciuitate et extra, et quasdam luctac/owes fecit publicas in claustro 15 
ecclene lincoln/e ac in palacio et luxta hospiwle sancti egidij in quibus 
personality interfuit et remunerator seu arbitrator ludi fuit dando datwm 
suum videlicet kat of ye montteyns melius luctanti ... hem decani 
voluptuosas expensas fecit fieri de communl opere et fabrica ecclerie in 
tripudijs in campanili et picturis et istrionibztf ac alijs superfluis eciam ad 20 
summaw C ma.rca.vum... 



1394-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/8 25 

f 96v (20 September- 19 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Item in iij paribus c\ror\\ecarum emptis pro Maria angelo & Elizabet die 
Natalis domini in Aurora iiij d — 

30 

1395-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/8 

f 119* (19 September- 17 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Item in iij paribus cirothecarww emptis pro Maria angelo & Elizabeth die 35 
Nataiis domini in aurora iiij d — 

f U9v* 

. . .Item Solutww I. Tetford pro reparacione cordarww et allorum neccessarlorum 40 
pro columba & angelo in festo Pentecostis xij d.... 



110 Lincoln 1396-1403 

1396-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/8 

f 144 (17 September- 16 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Item in Cerotecis cmptis pro Maria &C angelo in die Natalis do mini ij d. 5 
Item in ij paribus cerotecar um zmptis pro duobus propnehs eodem die iiij d 

1397-8 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 
mb 4* 10 



lohannes Toreley. Maior 
' ] \ohannzs Seu^rby electa 
est in orYicium maioris °ludus 
de pater noster hor a«wo.° 



lohannes Hoghton 
Nicholaus Hoddelston 
Ricardus Staynfeld 



ball, 



1399-1400 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 

f 11 (21 September— 19 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Et in Cerotecis cmptis pro Maria Angelo & prophetis in aurora Natalis 
domini vj d 

25 
1401-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 
f 59 (18 September— 17 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Et in Cerotecis emptis pro Maria Angflis & duobztf prophetis in Aurora 30 
Natalis domini vj d 

1402-3 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 

f 81 (17 September— 16 September) ( Expenses noted) »5 

...Et in cirotec/V empt/V pro Maria & angflo in aurora Natalis domini 
vj d 



J0/ An;v lis: l,n An 



LINCOLN 1403-18 111 

1403-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/9/10 

f [lv]* (16 September 1403-21 September 1404) (Expenses noted) 

...Ex. in cerotecis tmptis pro Maria & Angelo ac prophetis in aurora 5 

Nauuhatis domim vj d — 

1404-5 or 1405-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 

f lllv* (Expenses noted) 10 

...Et in cerothecis empto pro Maria angelo & ij prop Wis in aurora Nazalis 
domim vj d — 

1406-7 i5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 
f 127v* (19 September- 18 September) (Expenses noted) 

. . .Et in cerothecis tmptis pro Maria & Angelo & duobus prophetis in aurora 
Natalis domim ex consue tudine vj d — 20 

1408-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/10 

f 147 (16 September- 15 September) (Expenses noted) 

25 
...Et in serothecis empto pro Maria Angelo & duobus prophet/* in Aurora 
Natalis domim vj d — 

1410-11 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 30 
mb 5 

Henricus Dradshewe , 
\ \ wcecomites 

Anno xij°. Will^/mus Kyrkby. Maior. [ Henricus Thorwurth 

°ludus Pater Noster" • 35 



1417-18 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/ 10/6(3) 

f [1]* (19 September- 18 September) (Expenses noted) 40 

...Et in denarijs solum in natali pro sirothec/* ad proph^ras Mariaw & 
ang^lwm vj d 



112 



LINCOLN 1420-7 



1420-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/1 1 

f 9v (15 September 1420-21 September 1421) (Expenses noted) 

...Et in cerothecis cmptis pro Maria AngHo in Aurora Natalis domim & 
duobus prophetis vj d 



1421-2 

Civic Register la : L 1 / 3 / 1 

f 4v* (21 April) ,o 

Item ordinatwra & concordarww est quod decetero non allocetwr alicui maiori 

pro lilvratis aUquorum ministrallorzw; nisi tantomodo pro lib^rata cuiuslibet 
Ministrallorwwj ... . . 

ministralli octo solidos Ita quod suwma lib^ratan^w ministralJorww predictor urn 
pro tempore existenciuw suwmam viginti quatuor solidon/w non excedat Et is 
octo solidos pro nuncio Commum si aliquis talis nuncius decetfro habeatur 



Ordinac/'o 
pro libfratis 



1423-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/1 1 

f 31 v (19 September— 17 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Et in Cirotec/V pro Maria & awgelo & ij propheris ad matutinas in aurora 
Natalis domim vj d 

1424-5 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 

mb 5 



20 



25 



Semanus Grantham . 30 

Anno \\\ u C [ohannes Lokken. Maior 1 lohannes Thetilthorpe [ 

°Ludus Pater Noster And their 
was discencion bytwyx the 
cardynall of wynchester And 

the duke of Glocester° <s 



1426-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/10/3a 

f [2]* (15 September 1426—21 September 1427) (Expenses noted) 

...1 1 in Cirothccw emptis pro mziia c\ angelo vj d.... 






A 



LINCOLN 1431-43 113 

1431-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/9/12 

f [6]* (16 September 1431-21 September 1432) (Expenses noted) 

. . .Et in cirotecw pro maria & Angela vj d — 5 

1433-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/9/13 

f [7]* (20 September- 19 September) (Expenses noted) 

10 

....Et in cirotecw empt/V pro Maria Angelo & praphetis erga Natal^w 
dominl vj d 

1434-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/10/3c 15 

f [2]* (19 September- 18 September) (Expenses noted) 

. . .Et in cirethecw pro Maria et angelo vj d 

1440-1 20 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/12 
f lOv* (18 September- 17 September) (Expenses noted) 

...Et in Sirotecw emptw pro Maria & angelo & prophens in aurora Natal is 
Domini vj d 25 



1441-2 

List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 

mb 6 30 

IKicardus Papilwike , 
r y vicecomttes 

Robmus Burgh 

°ludus Sancti laurencij./° 

35 

1442-3 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/13 

f 30 (16 September- 15 September) (Expenses noted with customary payments) 

40 

Et in Sirotecw empt/V pro Maria &C AngHo in Aurora 

Natalis domim vj d. 



114 LINCOLN 1443-8 



1443-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/13 

f 63v* (15 September 1443-20 September 1444) (Expenses noted) 

C Et in Ciroticis emptw pro Maria & AngHo ex 5 

consuetudine eccl^rie in Aurora Natalis domim vj d. 



1445-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/14 

f [I4v] (19 September-18 September) 

Et in crirotic/f empt/V pro Maria & Angelo ex 

consuetude in Aurora NatahV domim vj d. 



15 



20 



1446-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/14 

f [36] (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

Et in cirothecw empt/V pro Maria & Angelo ex 

consuetudiwe in Aurora Natalis domin\ vj d. 



1447-8 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 
mb 6 

IRobmus Bukley I . 
Robertas Skupholme J w 

"1 ud us Sancti Susan ni./° 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts i \: Bj/2/14 

f [63] (17 September- 15 September) >5 

<...)ari(.) (...)g(...) ex c(..)suetudi»e in Aurora 

natalis dow/iii vj d. 



l.V crirotic is; for ( irotw is 

}\l Scinch Susanni: fbt sancte Susanne 



Lincoln 1448-53 n 5 

1448-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/15 

f [13]* (15 September 1448-21 September 1449) (Customary payments) 

Et in Cirotic/V emptw pro Maria & Angelo ex 5 

consuetudme in Aurora natalis domim vj d. 



1449_50 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/15 

f [39v] (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 

Et in Cirotic/V emptw pro Maria & angelo ex 

consuetudine in aurora naxalis domim vj d. 



15 



20 



1450-1 

/)<?#« #»</ Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/15 

f [65v]* (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 

Et in siroticw emptw pro maria & angelo ex 

consuetudine in aurora nutalis domim vj d. 



1452-3 25 

a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 

mb 6 

IRicardus wake 
> vicecomites 
will^/mus Chapman J 30 

°Rex Henrico fuit lincoln/> 

ij a vice 

Et \udus de kyng^ Robert 

of Cesill 

35 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
f 14 (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

. . .Et in Serotecw emptir pro maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 40 
Natalis Domim hoc Anno vj d — 



116 LINCOLN 1453-6 



1453-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 

f 44v (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Sirotec/V emptis pro Maria & angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 5 

Natal/V domim hoc a««o vj d — 



1454-5 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 
mb 6 



xicecomites 



Ilohanncs Parker 
Will*7m//.f Smyth 
°Belluw ad sanctum Albanuwz. 
ij a . die mai. 
Ludus de Sancto Iacobo° 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 20 

f 79 (15 September 1454— 21 September 1455) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotec/V empt/V pro maria et angelo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d 

25 



1455-6 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 

mb 6 

... 

Iloh/z««es Wodeman . 
) wct'comites 
Radulphus ffo 

Indus de Sancte Clara." 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
ft 106v-7 (21 September— 19 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotecw empt/j pro maria el angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora I 
Natalw domim vj d 40 



LINCOLN 1456-9 117 

1456-7 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 
mb 6 

IRobmus Crabden . . 5 

) WCCCOfflltCS 
lohannes Taliowr 

°Terre motus in vigilia Sancti 

Thome apostoli ad 

horara iij a . Et ludus de 

Pat^r noster° 10 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
f 136 (19 September- 1 8 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Sirotecw emptir pro maria & angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis domini vj d 



1457-8 20 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
f 170v (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotec/V empt/V pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis domini vj d 25 



1458-9 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll 1 
mb 6 30 

I Thomas Martyn 
y vicecomites 
will^/mus Bukenell 

ludus de Pater Noster 

Bellum apud ludlawe° >5 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
f 202v (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

... 40 

...Et in sirotec/V emptis pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis dominl vj d 



118 Lincoln 1458-62 

f 207 (Allowances) 



...Et in regardo dato lohannl hanson pro labor i bus suis habkis circa 
Assencionem factam in ecclwia Carhedrali vltimo Anno xxvj s. viij d. Et in 
consimili regardo daw Steph^wo Bony vlcario pro eius labor i bus habllis 
circa visionew factam in Choro in die Naralis dominl vj s. viij d. Et Willelmo 
Muskham vlcario pro elus labor ibus circa coluwbaw & vexllhzm in choro 
ac orrilogiuw vltiwo Anno iij s. iiij d — 

1459-60 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 

f 233 (16 September 1459-21 September 1460) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotecw emptis pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Naialis dominl vj d — 



f 238 (Allowances) 

...Et in quodam regardo dato A lohanni hanson Capellrfwo pro laborlbus & 
diligencia sua circa assuwpc/o«em & visus factor in ecclwia in festo sancte 
Anne xij s. iiij d — 



1460-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 

f 262v (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotec/V empt/V pro maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis dominl vj d — JO 



1461-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts LA: Bj/2/16 

f 288v (20 September— 19 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in sirotecw empty pro maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
N.it////.v dominl vj d.... 






t 293 (Allowances) 

...Et in consiw/li AHocacione facta [ohannl hanson pro occupaciombtu 



LINCOLN 1461-5 119 

habit is circa Assupc/o#em hoc Anno (blank) Et lohanni Bradley pro [lab] 
custubz^ per ipsum facoV in Aurora Natalis domin'i circa stellaw & cordulas 
pro ead^m vt patet per billaw suam (blank). . . 

1462-3 5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 
f 314 (19 September— 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cirotecw emptw pro maria & angelo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natalis domin'i vj d 10 



f 318 (Allowances) 

. . .Et Allocatur ei pro A expend et o^xxodam regardo dato lohanni hanson 15 
Capellano hoc anno pro labors suo habho [s] circa Assenc/bwem x s 



1463-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 20 

f 338v (18 September— 16 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cirotecw emptw pro maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis domin'i vj d 



f 343 (Allowances) 

...Et in AWocacione fucta domino lohanni Hanson pro labors suo hab'ito 
circa Ascenc/owem hoc Anno x s 



1464-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 

f 361 (16 September— 15 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in citotecis emptw pro maria & angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal/V domini vj d 



1/ Assupc/onem: fin Assu/wpcionem; abbreviation mark musing 
2/ p<r: p corrected over another letter 



2S 



JO 



35 



120 



LINCOLN 1464-9 

f 364v (Allowances) 

...Et in allocac/o«e facttf lohann'i hanson pro labore suo hab'ito in ecclwia 
circa Ascencionew in Naui ecclrcie ex gwn'a & curialitate dominoxum hoc 
anno x s s 



1465-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/2/16 

f 382 (15 September 1465-21 September 1466) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cirotec/V empt/'i pro maria & AngHo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal is domim vj d — 



1467-8 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/6(2) 

f [9] (20 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cirotecw empt/V pro maria & AngHo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal/V Domim vj d — 



decretu/n pro 
expenses in 
die sancte 

Anne circa 
assumpsionem 
I )omine marie 



1468-9 

Dean and Chapter Act Book 

f 35 f.25>>/)<; 



la: Dean and Chapter A/2/36 



Die sabbrfn capitwlar/' videlicet/ xxix° die Iulij Anno domim MilK...) 
CCCClx mo Nono/ Mag/Vfer Robertas fflemmyng Decanzu Hugo Tapton 
Cancellar///.v Robertus Ayscogh Subdecanztf Roberxus Wymbyssh/ Vhomas 
Alf(...) & lobannes Graveley canow/ci Residcvzfftzru ecclevie cztbedralis 
Vmcolnie In domo capit«la(...) eiusdcvn capita// C0«gregati \t dixerunt/ 
decreuenwt vnanimi consensu (...) vt sumptus & expense nuper per dominum 
lohanncm Hanson Capella(...) circa visum Assumpc/oms beate Marie in 
festo Sancte Anne vltimo p(...> in Naui dicte eccl«ie fact/ vna aim 



25 



28) Mill<...>: y&rMillesimo 

• capitulari 
33/ dominum: 6 minimi in ws 

pella ■ ■ > apellanum 

3V vltimo p(...>: for vltimo pretcrito (?) 



LINCOLN 1468-74 121 

Regardo ipsius domim lohannis A r in hac pane fia(...> & (...) de integro 
denarlorum prouemencium de Apmura Magni Altarw pro termil.) 
NatiuitatzV Sancti lohannis Bapmte vltiwo preterito coram canomcz* 
A r ibidem^ in proximo faciendO 



1470-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/6(3) 

f [4v] (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in cirotecw empt/V pro maria & Angflo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal w domim vj d — 



1472-3 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i is 

mb 6 



wcecomites 



Ilohannzs holway 
Thomas Bryde 

Maior. 20 

°ludus Corpora ChristC 



1473-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/7 

f [48] (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in cerothecw emptzV pro maria & ang^-lo ex consueftw/ine in aurora 
NatalzV domim vj d.... 



2S 



30 



f [51 v] (Allowances) 

. . .Et allocatur computazzti vt pro tot denarzjV p^r ip^zzm solutzV ad manw 
Iohrfzzzw Slak 1 pro Iantaculo Canonicorz/w in festo Corporis chrirfi vt patrt 35 
per blWam de p^rcelltt inde xviij s. j d. ob.... 



1 fi.i ... : lor ti.mtur (') 



122 Lincoln 1474-6 

1474-5 
a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 
mb 6* 

Ilohannes Sparowe 
J" > vicecomites 

Edwardus Brown I 

the lcyngf went °hoc anno hctus fuit le 

to Amyas &C the bisshop brigf 

kyngf of frawnce Et ludus de corporis "graunted to pay to 

Christ\° kyngf edward xj M 1 10 

li.° 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/7 
f [70]* (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in ceretecis emptis pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis domim vj d — 



20 



f [70v]* (Gratuities) 



...[Et in quodam regardo date ludentibz/i lusum Corporis chrw/i hoc Anno 
nihil] ... Et in prandio dominorum Canonicorwm in festo Corporis Chr/Vfi 
v'idencium luduw hoc anno xvj s. ij d. 



1475-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/7 

f [13] (17 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) jo 

...Et in ceretecis empt/V pro Maria & Angelo ex consuefto/me in Aurora 
Natalis domim vj d — 






f [13v] (Gratuities) 

...Et in prandio dominorum Canonicorum in festo Corporis Chrirti 
videncium ludum hoc Anno xviij s. vj d. 



irporis: for corpon 



hi 



Lincoln 1477-80 12 3 

1477-8 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/7 

f [29]* (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Ceretecis emptis pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalis domim vj d — 



f [29v]* (Gratuities) 

...Et in Conuiuio Cznomcoxum existentium Ad videndwra \udum Corporis 
Christi in Camera Ioh^wms Sharpe infra Clausum [vltra (blank) allocates 
Clmco commune tarn in officio Clmci ffabrice q«am in Officio suo in Anno 
precedenti] °xvij s. iij d. ob.°. . . 



1478-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/1 

f 8 (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Ceretecis emptw pro Maria & Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal/V Domim vj d. . . . 



20 



f 8v (Gratuities) 

...Et in conuiuio Canomcoraw existenm*w Ad wldcndum ludum Corporis 
Chrwri in Camera Iohinnis Sharpe infra Clausum xvij s. xj d. 



25 



30 



1480 

Civic Register la: L 1/3/1 

f 59* 

Off sent Thomas day the apostyll be for Crystemes when the mayr of this 

Homo recede™ Cite be his officers hathe praclamyd the pmvalege. gyrth & ye solewpnite 

no«atachet«r Q c ye f est Q c ye by rtn Q f our lord that then after the sayd proclamac/'on 

made eu^re franchest man & denyssen in habite with in yis Cite schall 

haue free liberte & sayffegarde in honeste mirthe & gam sportis to goo or 

doe what hym pleys. And nogth to be attachyd or arrestyd be any officer 

of yis Cite for any acc/'on p^rsonele with owt the kyng be parte or smryd 

be the kyngis wryt And this to be obseruyd & kept to twelff. day callyd 



in solempnitate 

natalis domim 



40 



124 Lincoln 1480-3 



the fest of ye. Epyphany be past & then eu^re man take thayr awantage in 
the law. &c.'.v 

1480-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 10 (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Ceretacis emptis pro Maria & angelo ex consuetudiwe in aurora 
Natalis domim vj d — 



f lOv (Gratuities) 

...Et in conuiuio Canowicorz/w exlstencium Ad v'idendum ludum Corporis 
chr/Vri in Camera lohannis Sharpe infra dausum nihil A hoc a««o . . . 



1481-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 33v (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Ceretacis emptis pro Maria & angelo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d — 



1482-3 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 56v (15 September 1482-21 September 1483) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Ceretacis emptis pro maria eV Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora >o 
Natal/> domim vj d. 



f 60* (Allowances) 

...It solution domino \ [enrico Botery pro factum mediate coronacionis beate 
Marie in ecclaia CatlW/v/// beate Marie hncolnie era tcsrum Sancte Anne 
\lvij s. A 'vj d. Et solution pro lantaculo dominorum existencium ad lusum 
vocaxum paternoster play cam xv d. solutif pro expemw eorundem dominorum 
secundo die eiusdem lusi xvii s — 



3 / era: for crg.i 






Lincoln 1482-5 125 

Chapter Act Book la: Dean and Chapter A/2/37 
f 17* (7 June) 

die Sabb^/i Capit&lari vij° videlicet die Iunij anno domim MiWesimo 
CCCC mo octog^/mo tmzio. In alto Choro eccl^rie Cathedralis beaie 5 

Marie lincoln/> post Completoriuw WYius diei finituw dominus 
decani cum confr^ribz^ suis videlicet prazentore Cancel W/0 
Thesaurario & alford vna simul ante occ'identalem ostium chori iuxfa 
solito5 stantes & de processione sancte anne in proximo festo eiusd^m 
future per Ciues lincoln/> fiends commun'icames I vna simul 10 

decreu^runt quod illud luduw siue serimoniura de assumpc/o«e A siue 
coronac/owe beate Marie erga dictum festum de nouo reparatum & 
preparatum habere voluerwwt ac [lusura] A ludificatura & ostensum in 
processione predicts, pwut consuetum fuerat in Naui d/c?e ecclwie. 
[motuw] A intfrrogatuw que ec'iam fuit int^r eos quorum suraptibus 15 

fieret huiusmod'i opus dix^runt quod suwptib«5 illorwm qui ad [hue] 
illud cowtribuere A vel aliquid donare voWrunt Et in casu quod 
huiusmod'i f0«tribuc/o siue donac/o. huiusmodi suwptus p^rfic^re 
nolumt quod tunc totura residuum inde tarn per communam quam 
per ffabricara equaliter supportaretz/r ordinauerz/«tq«f tunc ibidem 20 

dominum Thesaurarium & Magistrum Thomaw alford in magzV^ros 
sup^ruisores dict'i opms domino Subdecano pratunc preposito dicte 
eccl^ie in turno suo pr^positur^ extra, existent 



25 
1483-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 
f 78v (21 September— 19 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cerothecw emptw pro maria & Angelo ex consuetudi/ze in Aurora 30 
Natal/V domim v) d 



1484-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 99v (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in cerothec/V empt/V pro maria & Angelo ex consue/W/ne in Aurora 

Natal/V domim vj d 

40 



126 Lincoln 1485-8 



1485-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 1 20v (18 September- 1 7 September) (Customary payments) 

. . .Et in cerothec/V empris pro maria &C Angelo ex consuetudine in aurora 5 

Natal/V domim vj d — 



f 123v (Allowances) 

10 
...Et solutum Henrico Butt^re Cupellano per mandatww domim preposhi 
pro ostenc/'o«e Coronacionis beate Marie in ffesto sancte Anne v s — 



1486-7 15 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 
f 141 v (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in cerothec/V emptw pro maria & angelo ex consuefz/d/ne in aurora 
Na.ta\is domim vj d — 20 



f l44v (Allowances) 

Et scAutum pro expensis [omnium] dominorum csLnotnconon 25 

Residenciariorum ex'istencium ad lusuw Corporis chr/rti xxviij s. iij d.... 



1487-8 

Zterfw /?«// Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 161 v (16 September 1487-21 September 1488) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cerothecw empt/j pro maria & angHo ex consuetudine in Aurora 

Nawl/> dow/'ni vj d — 

... 

f 164v (Allowances) 

...Et in expen.v/x omnium dominorum residenciariorum txistcncium .\d 

[usum Corpora chrirti \\i| s. iij d. ob — w 



aduocaa'o 
vmus cantarie 
de burton 



Lincoln 1488-90 127 

1488 

Chapter Act Book la: Dean and Chapter A/3/1 

f 58v* (13 September) 

Et eodmi die iidmi canon/ci concesseruwt Domino Tnesaurario presentare & 5 
nomiware ad illam cantariara in Burton quam dominus Robmus clerke in 
presenti obtinet quecumque idoneuwz capellanwm quandocuraqz^ contigerit 
ip^am Canxariam proxime vacate et 'ipsum dominion Robertura secum retinere 
pro eo quod est ita [inges] ingeniosus in ostensione & lusu vocato assension^TW 
vsitato singulis Annis in festo sancte Anne &c 10 



1488-9 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 182v (21 September— 20 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Cerothecw empt/V pro maria & AngHo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natalw domim vj d 



20 



1489-90 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 203v (20 September— 19 September) (Customary payments) 

. . .Et in Cerothec/V emptw pro maria & Ang^lo ex consuetudine in Aurora 25 
Natal/V domim vj d 



f 204 (Gratuities) 

...Et in expensis factw in Iantaculo canonicorww v'idencium luduw de le 
pat^r noster pley xx s. I d. 



jo 



f 206v (Allowances) 

...Et allocatur ei pro denarijs solum Robmo Clerke capell#«o pro laborib//^ 
suis circa coronacionem beate Marie in Navi ecclwie in festo sancte Anne 
ijs. 



J5 



40 



71 quecamque. for quemcumque 



128 Lincoln 1490-4 



1490-1 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 224v (19 September— 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in [cho] A Se rothecw empuV pro maria & Angflo ex consxxttudine in 5 
Aurora Natal/V domini vj d — 



f 227v (Allowances) 

10 
...Et in denarijs solutis domino Robmo Clark pro labore suo in resto sancte 
Anne circa coronac/o^em beate Marie ij s 



1491-2 is 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 
f 247v (18 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Serothec/V empt/V pro Maria & Angilo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d — 



1492-3 

Dean and Chapter Cotnmon Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 268v (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 25 

...Et in Serothec/V empt/V pro Maria & Angilo ex consue/W/ne in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d 

JO 

1493-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 289v (15 September 1493—21 September 1494) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/.f empty pro maria cv Angilo ex consuetudine in aurora » 
Natalw dow/ni vj d — 



(Gratuities) 

...It solution domino Roberto Brown laboranti circa coronac/owem marie 
in ttcsto sancte Amu- Anno proximo precedent! pro eo qwod prius now 
allooz^tf/ur ij s. Et eidnn pro hoc Anno ij s — 



Lincoln 1494-1503 129 

1494-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 

f 310v (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 

. . .Et in serothecw emptw pro maria & Ang<?lo ex consue/Wme in Aurora 5 

NatabV domim vj d. . . . 



1495-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/2 io 

f 33 1 v (20 September- 1 8 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/V emptw pro maria & AngHo ex consue/Wme in Aurora 
Natal /V domim vj d. . . . 

15 

(Gratuities) 

...Et in expend dominorum Cznomcorum existencium Ad ludum Corporis 
chrwri vna cum aliis nobilib^ mult/V secura existenf/^5 Ad gentacwlwm & 
cenara liiij s. ix d. ob. 



1501-2 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 9v (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothecw empnV pro maria & angflo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natal is Domini vj d — 



30 



f lOv (Allowances) 

...Et allocatur ei vt in denarijs solut/V lohanm barn^ ex precepto Capitz/li 
pro hboribus suis circa Assumpc/owem in festo Sancte Anne ij s.... 



1502-3 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 3 1 v (18 September- 1 7 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in Serothec/V empt/V pro maria & ang^lo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d. . . . 



35 



40 



130 LINCOLN 1502-7 

f 34v (Allowances) 



5 



in 



20 



. . .Et allocatur ei vt in denar/)> solutw lohanm baron ex precepto Capitali pro 
labor i bus suis circa assumpcionem heaze marie in festo Sancte Anne ij s — 



1503-4 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 51 v (17 September— 15 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/V empt/V pro maria & angHo ex consue tudine in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d 



f 54v (Allowances) 

...Et allocatur eid^m vt in denary* solutis lohanni baron ex precepto 
dominorum decani et capi/r/li pro labor ibus suis circa Assumptionew in 
festo sancte Anne factam in Naui ecclesle ij s — 



1505-6 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 71 v (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/V empt/V pro maria & angdo ex consue/W/ne in aurora 
Natal/* domim vj d — 



1506-7 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 91 v (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/* empt/V pro maria & ang^lo ex consue/W/ne in aurora 
Natal/V Domim vj d \5 



f 94v (Allowances) 

...Et allocatur eidtfm in denary* solut/V lohanm baron ex precepto dominorum to 

34/ &: obscured by fold 



25 



LINCOLN 1506-10 131 

Capitali pro labore suo circa Assumpc/oraem in festo sancte Anne factum in 
naui ecckrie tarn pro hoc Anno quzm pro Anno preterko iiij s.... 



1507-8 5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 11 lv (19 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

...Ex. in serothecw empti? pro maria & ang<?lo ex consueft^me in aurora 
Natal/V domim vj d — 10 



f ll4v (Allowances) 

. . .Et allocatur eiaVm in denari/V solutw lohanm baron ex precepto dominorum 15 
capitali pra labore suo circa Assumpdonera in festo sancte Anne factum in 
naui eccl«ie ij. s — 



1508-9 20 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 13 lv (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

...Et in serothec/V emptis pro maria & angflo ex consuetudine in aurora 
Natalw domim vj d — 25 



f 134v (Allowances) 

...Et Allocatur eid<?m pro denzvijs solum \o\\ann\ barons ex prrcepto 30 

dominorum capitali pro labore & expense suis circa Assumpcionem in 
festo sancte Anne facww in navi eccl^/e ij. s.... 



1509-10 35 

Zte^w #«</ Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 153v (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro serothecis empt/V pro maria et Angelo 

ex consuetudine in aurora Natalis domini vj d. 40 



132 



LINCOLN 1509-11 

f 154 (Gratuities) 

Et \onanri\ baron Ianitori dausi ei datum in Regard*? pro 
orilegio et Coronacione beate Marie in ffesto sancte Anne 
et pro laboribus et expensis 



x s. 5 



concernit 
lohannem 

Barne 



Dean and Chapter Act Book la: Dean and Chapter A/3/4 
f 6v (1 December) 

Die Sabbati capitulary primo videlicet die mensis Decembr/s Anno domini 
Millesimo Quingentesimo nono dow/'nus Thesaurarius Aichidiaconxis 
Lmcolniensis & Roston canow/'c; residence;*// in domo capmiiari capitulariter 
congregati Wiagistro precentore Archidiacono Stowe &C ffizherbert recedentibm 
a loco capitulan quicquid in illo cap/>«lo per eos actuw nierit ratuw expresse 15 
habenubusl Post tractatuw inter p/rfatos Thesaurarium Aichidiaconum 
lincoln/Www & Roston de & super /labore et 1 deligencia annuatbn continuata 
& in future continuanck per lohannem Barne[s] inter cetera circa columbaw [in] 
& lez [orlez] orlege in septimana pentecostes ac eciaw circit^r assumpczonem 
beate marie in fest<? sancte Anne similiter in die natalis domini in preparando 
stellar in aurora & in septimana. passionis cum vexilla. vnanimiter [conr] 
concesseruwt nomine ca.pitu\\ p;rfato Iohrf////i Barne pro omnibztf suis 
laboribwi & diligencijs circa pmnissa in future de anno in annum exhibendw 
quamd^m annuitatem viginti solidorww eid^m awnuatim quamdiu capitulo 
placumt in forma sequent soluenaW; videlicet x s. per clericum commune e\ 
x s. per dericum fabrice annuatiw ad bmiplacituftz capzVwli solueiuW 



1510-11 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 172v (15 September 1510—21 September 1511) (Customary payments) 



Et solutum pro ( lerothecu emptw pro Maria et Angelo 
ex consuetudine in Aurora Natalis domini 



vid. 



f 173 (Gratuities) 

Et Iohanni baron Ianitor/ daus'i datum eidem in Regardo 



inuitatem: first i written as correction over another later 



LINCOLN 1510-14 133 

pro orilogio et Coronac/o«e beate Marie in festo sancte 

Anne pro hborlbus & expensis x s. 



1511-12 5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 194v (21 September— 19 September) (Customary payments) 

Et soXutum pro Cerotecis emptis pro maria et Ang^lo ex 

consuetudine in Aurora Natalis domin'i vj d. 10 



f 195 (Gratuities) 

Et lohanm baron Ianiton' Clausi ei datum in regards 
pro [ol] orilog/0 et Coronac/one beate marie [pre] in 
festo sancte Anne pro laborib^ & expens/V x s. 



1512-13 20 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 216v (19 September— 18 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothecis emptis pro maria et Ang^lo ex 

consuetudine in Aurora Natalis domim vj d. 25 



f 217 (Gratuities) 

Et lohanm Baron Ianiton Clausi datum in regards pro 30 

orilog/o & Coronac/one beate marie in festo sancte 

Anne pro laboribz/5 & expensw x s. 



1513-14 35 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 239v (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

Et so\utum pro Cerothec/V empt/V pro maria & Angflo 

ex consuetudine in aurora Natalis do>nini vj d. 40 



134 LINCOLN 1513-15 

f 240 (Gratuities) 



Et solutum lohannl baron Ianitori Clausi datum eldem 
in Regards pro orilogio & Coronac/one beate marie in 
festo sancte Anne pro labonbus & expens/5 x s. 5 



1514-15 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 

f 35 (14 October) 10 

also in this present Commen Concell Thomas Burton late maier off this 
Citie the last yer past delyu^rid to Master maier yat now is iij keys [off 
Syluer ffor ye wzytes] & the Seale off the office of maraltie which is made 
off Syluer also iij Colers off Syluer ffor iij weytes is 

also the seid iij Colers off Syluer ffor the wayt« [off wych] one hath xxiij 1 ' 1 
lynk« with a Skochyn and other hath xxviijth [Skochyns] lynkw with a 
Scheld The iij^ e Coler hath xxvj f h lynk« and a Scheld 

20 



f 42* (25 July) 

also it is agreid y^t will/Vzm ffox of lincoln Sadyler Schall haue in fferme the 
colecc/on of The Townez villages & hamlett« for the ffraternyte off Scaynt 25 
anne Gild off this Citie off lincoln ffor the Terme off vj s yer & he to haue 
my lord off lincoln auctoritie purchest ffre to hym vnder the ordynary Seall 
at the Costes &C Chargez off Master Graceman & the Brethern off ye Seid 
Gild at ye ffurst yer Begynnyng & Thother yers To be at hys awne Costw 
payng yerly therfore to ye graceman & Brether;/ off ye Same dewryng the >o 
Seid Terme of yers vj li. xiij s. iiij d. p/wyded alwey That he Schall haue no 
Colecc/on [& to haue his wrytyng made afore mychelmes Then next Comyng] 
off Thenhabytauntw within The Citie off lincoln ffor the Same nor Suburbz 
off the Same & and to haue his wrytyng afore mychelmes Then next Comyng 
prouided alwey yat iff any vesture or garment be byquethed to thoner of I 35 
god & the Seid Gild by any person or persons w/t/'in the Seyd Dyaces the 
Seid will/V/m ffox Schall deliuer or Cause To be delyuerd to ye Seid graceman 
& Brethern Sutch garment or vesture So byquethyd and the Seid william ffox 
promysis in This presents to ley downe off his ffirst yer rent xl s. aforehand 
to the purchesyng off the Seid ordinary Seale 40 



LINCOLN 1514-15 135 

f 42v 

"Relious also in This presents it is agreid That wher diu^rs garments & other 

"stage ^ a r [ ormentes j s yerly boroyd in the Cuntrey fFor the arryeyng off ye [page] 

pagent^ off Saynt anne gyld now ye knyght & gentylmen be ffreyd with 5 

the plage So y^t the graceman Can borowght non Sutch garments wherfore 
eu^ry alderman Schall prepare & Setfoorth in ye Seid arrey ij good gownes 
and eu^ry Scheryff pere a gowne and euery Chaumberlen pere a gowne & 
the persons with Theym To weyr ye Same 

10 
also it is agreid that ye Chefe Constable Schall Comraaund in Master 
maieres name euery vnder Cunstable To weyt vppon the arrey in pressession 
bouth to kepe ye peuple ffrom ye arrey & also to Take hede off Sutch as 
weyr garments in ye Same vppon payn off fforfeture to ye Commen 
Chaumbn? y^t is to Sey eu^ry Ghefe Constable xl s. & eu^ry vnder Constable 15 
iij. s. iiij. d. 



f 44 (17 September) 



20 



In This present Common Concell Mr Sames Takyth hys o^th off the mayraltie 
To begyne at michelmes dey at none next Comyng and it is graunted To 
hym Towerd hys Gret Charges To haue as other maiers haue had afore hym 
yat is To Sey x li. off the Comrayn Chaumbr^ & xxxiij s. iiij d. To gyff in 
rewards to mynstrell^ & other resortyng to hym y^t yer 25 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 260 (17 September— 16 September) (Customary payments) 



jo 



Et solutum pro Cerotec/V emptis pro maria et AngHo 

ex consue/Wme in Aurora Natalis domim vj d. 



f 260v (Gratuities) 35 

Et solutum Iohanni barns Ianitori Clausi datum ei in regardo 
pro orilogio et Coronac/one marie in festo sancte Anne pro 
laboribw &C expense x s. 

40 



136 LINCOLN 1515-16 

1515-16 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/1 

f 50 (5 November) 

Docn/r also it is agreid yai Master maier Schall Call v or vj off hys Bretherne To 5 

haue Communlcacion with Doctur Ranston fifor the proffyies off Scaynt 
anne gyld and Sutch Cost« as yat Master maier doth off hym he Schalbe 
allowyed it agayn off the Commen Chaumbr^ 

f 50v 10 

also it is agreid yat Master maier Schall haue iij weytes And to gyff theym 
lyu^rey Acordyng to Thauncyent Custom 



f 56v* (17 April) 

"ffine for Memorandum quod ye xxviij 110 die apr/'lys in The presentes off Mr Sames 

departing from ma j er Roger[t] hogekynson will/^m Irchenett Iohn pekerd Thomas Norton 

Thomas A Burton Robert wymark & willf/mo pereson it is agreid [(.)] yat 20 
wher laurens Bryght Dyer will/V/m Burton Barbor Iohn Martyn Schipwryght 
Christofer Holtby fficher Richard Thomas fifycher & will/Vmi Sowth fficher 
& other goyng in the precession on the assencyon Day wher Comaundvd 
to weyt on Master maier in the Seid procession They off Sedicous mynd 
deptfrtid ffrom ye presents off the Seyd Master maier ffor the Which it is :s 
Concideryd by ther awne Confeffession y^t ye Seid partiez hath Disobayed 
the othe off ther ffraunchese ffor which They be Cowmaundid To ward ther 
to remayne vnto fferther Conciderac/'on be Takyn by Master maier cv hys 
Brether/z ffor the Same 



procession 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 282v (16 September 1515—21 September 1516) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothecw emptw pro maria & angelo 35 

ex consuetudiwe in Aurora NaAzlis domini \ j d. 



f 283 (Gratuities) 

Et solutum [ohanni barns [anitorz Claus'i in Regardo 

onfeffession: far ( onfession 



.11 



LINCOLN 1515-17 

pro orilogio & Coronac/owe marie in festo sancte Anne 
pro laboribz^ & expensis Cum ij s. sibi concessw per 
Caphulum pro tempore 

Dean and Chapter Act Book la: Dean and Chapter A/3/3 
f 87* (14 June) 



137 



[x s.] xij s. 



pro Iohanne 
Barne 



Memoretur quod xiiij mo die mensis Iunij Anno supradicto domim decanus 
precentor CancelLm'w* Archidiaconus \mco\n iensis Archidiaconus Stowe 
& Massingberd canonici Kcsidcnciarii czpitulariter in domo capi/W^ri 
congregati concess^runt lohanm Barne ij s. annuaum soluendw sibi per 
c\encum commune pro suis laboribw* circa assumptionew heaze mar/'e in die 
Anne preut ex antiquo \uibu\x. vt p&iet per libros compuzorum clmci commune, 
vltra xx s. eidmi lohanm ad voluntatew capitali cowcessas per czp\tu\um 
p/imo die mensw Decembra Anno domim MilWmo quiftgentesimo Nono pro 
laboribzw suis circa dict^wz Assumptionew et alias labores diufrsis temponhus 
anni excercend/V [concessasl 



1516-17 

City Council Minute Book 

f 69v (27 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/1 



20 



wayt« 



In this present Comrayn Concell it is agreid That Master maier Schall haue 
iij weytes this yer as y^t other maiers hath had & he To prevyde yff yat he 
Can ffor Sutch as y^t be gud ffor the worchypp off this Citie 25 



f 72v* (10 June) 

also it is agreid y^t S/> Robert Deuyas Schalbe Sent anne preste & he to haue 30 
to ye 3erly Sawde of the Same v li. and to begynne & entre in to the Same 
at michelmes next Comyng & he to haue it for terme of hys lyfe of a gud 
& lawfull beryng vnder the Comyn Seale and he promysyth in this presents 
3erly to helppe to ye Bryngyng Foorth & preparyng of the pageants in 
Scaynt anne gyld 



Also Master maier receyvyd of S/> Robm Deuyas vj s. viij d. for the 
Comyn Seale 



35 



2-3/ Cum ... xi| s: addition and correction in red 
ink apparently by the same hand 
14/ cowcessas : /orconcessos 



16/ alias labores: for aJiis laboribus 

17/ [concessas]: cancelled in error; for concessos 



138 LINCOLN 1516-18 

f 75* (22 September) 

Robm Deuyas also in This presents it is agreid yai sir Robert Devias off Lincoln prest 
St an preist Schalhaue vse & ocupye And be Scaynt anne preste in the Citie off Lincoln 

Dewryng hys lyffe to Syng ffor the bretherne & Systernz & ffor all the 
benefactors off the Same gyld & he to haue yerly alselong as yax. he may 
ocupie & Syng mes and helpe to bryng ffoorth & prepare the procession 
& pageaunts off the Same gylde in the Citie off Lincoln yerly v li. off gud 
& lawfull money off englond To be paid by the hands off the graceman 
off the Same gylde yerly ffor the tyme beyng 10 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 305v (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 



ff81-lv* (16 June) 

Gild also Mr Sawmes late ( iraceman of Scaynt anne gyld delviwrd to Mr pea son 

now graceman of the Same Gyld ahampcr with lucllo oil the Same gyld 
by an Indent///* thcroll made to ye byhofl of the Seyd gylde and it is agreid 
thai the Seyd Mr Sawmes Schall make hys acompt of All Sutch profytes & 
resayta as yai he hath resayuyd to thuse oil the Seyd gyld 



15 



Et solutum pro cerothec/V emptw pro maria et angelo 

ex consuetudine in aurora Natal/V domim vj d. 



f 306v (Gratuities) 20 

Et solutum Iohanni barns Ianitor/ Clausi in Regardo 

pro orilogio & Coronac/one marie in festo sancte Anne 

pro hboribus & expense Cum ij s. sibi concess/V p^r 

capitulum pro tempore xij s. 



1517-18 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/1 

f 78v (26 October) 30 

"rcligcous also Thomas mytchell weyt delyu^rs hys Coler whyth xxviij 1 ' 1 lynk<> and 

a Schochyn and will/V/m flox delyurrs ij Colers ya\ is to Sey on oil xxiiij 1 ' 1 
lynks & a Schuchyn and Thother oh xxvj 1 ' 1 lynks & a Schochyn 



>5 



LINCOLN 1517-18 139 

also it is agreid yax. Mr Irchenett late graceman of the Same gyld Schall make 
hys acompt for hys tyme the Same dey 

"Religious also it is agreid y^t euery alderman Schall Sendfoorth a seruant with a Tortch 

orders y ^ e Ug^ryd j n ye procession with a rochet vppon hym abowt the Sacrement 5 

vppon payn euery off theym off forfytyng off vj s. viij d. and euery alderman 
To Sendffoorth one person with agud gowne vppon hys Bake to go in The 
procession vppon the Seyd payn offvj s. viij d. 

'constables' also it is agreid yat euery vnder Constable Schall wayt on ye pageants on 10 

Scaynt anne dey by vij off ye Clok in ye Seyd procession vppon payn euery 
off theym y^t makyth defaut to fforfyt xij d. I 

also in This presents Mr pereson now graceman off Scaynt anne gyld 
Schewyth agowne off Blak Damask [Bought Indentyd w] abuue Indentyd 15 
abowte with blak veluet off the Geyft off sir Iohn Carre by hym Gyffyn to 
the thuse & honor off the Seyd Gyld 

also it is agreid y^t w'dUam ffox [Chamberlain] Schall haue the Seyd gowne 
in kepyn & leyue it to mr person 20 



f 94v (14 September) 

also in This presenter it is agreid y^t wher the greyt Gyld off" this Citie Callyd 25 
our lady Gyld is ffallyn in Decay and almost desolate ffor lake off gud ordyr 
& ffor reformac/on off the Same ther is apapur drawne by Mr Taylboie one 
off the Thaldermen off this Citie ffor helpyng & reformyng off the Seyd 
Gyld here in this presenter brought ffoorth & Schewyd & here vnto annext 
The Seyd acte Schall by assent off all this presenter Stand In effect & Stablyshed 30 
To be off auctoritie ffrom this day fforward 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 328v (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 35 

Et solutum pro cerothecw empt/V pro maria &C angelo 

ex cowsuetudine in aurora Natolis domin'i vj d. 



17/ the thuse: phonetic dittography 



140 LINCOLN 1517-20 

f 329 (Gratuities) 



Et solutum Iohanni barns Ianitori CXaus'i in Regardo pro 

horilogio & Coronac/wze mar/e in festo sancte Anne pro 

\2h0v\hus et expens/V cuw ij s. sibi concess/V p^r capitalism 

pro tempore xij s. 



1518-19 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/1 10 

f 97 (18 June) 

also it is agreid yat euery man and woman within this Citie beyng able 
Schall be Broder & Syster in Scaynt anne gyld & to pay yerlv iiij d. man 
& wyf at the lest is 



f 97v 

also y^t euery occupac/on Schall bryng ffurth ther pageants yat be longyng ti 
Scaynt anne gyld Sufficiently vppon payne off fforfytyng euery offthevm x li. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 

f 351 v (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 25 

Et solutum pro cerothec/V empt/V pro maria et angelo ex 

consuetiW/ne in Aurora Na/vzlis domin'i vj d. 



30 



f 352 (Gratuities) 



Et solutum Iohanni barns Ianitori clausi in Regardo pro 

orilogio & coronac/o»e marie in festo sancte Anne pro 

laboribwet expensis cam ij s. sibi concessis per capituium J5 

pro tempore xij s. 



1519-20 

City Council Minute Book 1 \: 11/1/1/1 

f 107* (20 March) 



aldermen for age disabled c\' non chosen/ 1 



LINCOLN 1519-20 141 

also in This Seyd presents it is agreid yai wher dyuers off the aldermen off this 
Citie be dyseysyd with Infirmytez So yat they maynott attende off Master maier 
To ffulfyll the Noumbre in procession & other tymes acordyng to The olde 
honorable Custom here vsyd wherfore it is agreid y^t George Browne Thomas 
fforman & Iohn ffox Schalbe This day elect & Sowrne aldermen off this Citie 5 
and it is Cowmaunded To theym to make eu^ry off theym a Cremysyn gowne 
agaynst Scaynt anne day next Comyng vppon payn off fforfytyng To the 
Comyn Chaumbre euery off theym y^t dooth ye Contrary xl s. 



f 113 (23 May) 

also it is agreid yax. wher Master ffox late maier off this Citie is now decessyd 
& had the ayde off xj li. xiij s. iiij d. to hys office as other had afore hym hys 
assignes & executors Schall Bryng ffoorth Scaynt anne Gyld acordyng to 
Thancyent & lawdable Custome had ffor the Same 



f 115 (27 June) 

20 
also it is agreid yat praclamac/on Schalbe made Thorugh This Citie y^t eu^ry 
ocupac/on by the ouf rsyght off the graceman Schall prepare & make redy 
ther pageants To be honorued as they haue bene afore Tyme vsed agaynst 
Scaynt anne Day and that Day to bryng ffoorth Query ocupac/on theyr 
pageants vppon payn off fforfytyng to the Comwyn Chaumbn? eu^ry off 25 
theym yat makyth Defaute xl s. and yat Query Constable gyff theyr attendazmce 
vppon the pageants in procession vppon Saynt anne Day vppon payn off 
forfytyng eu^ry off theym vj s. viij d. And iff any off the ocupac/ons lake 
agraceman then ij of the most honest & off abelytie To be Charged To 
bryng ffoorth ther Sayd pageants 30 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/3 
f 374v (18 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 



Et solutum pro cerothec/V emptis pro maria et angelo 

ex consuetudine in aurora Natalis domini vj d. 



f 375 (Gratuities) 

Et soiutum Iohanni barns Ianitori clausi in regardo 

5/ Sowrne: y&rSwornc honorued: for honoured 



35 



40 



142 



LINCOLN 1519-21 

pro orilogio et coronac/owe marie in festo sancte anne 
pro \abonbus suis in eisd^m cum ij s. sibi concess/V per 
capitzdwm pro tempore 



XI) s. 



1520-1 

City Council Minute Book 

f 123 (10 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/1 



also it is agreid yax. mestres Taylboys Schall haue monych/on To prepare 10 
& make redy fifor the bryngyng fforth off Schaynt anne gylde acordyng To 
tholde Custom off this Citie 



f 124v (25 October) 

also it is agreid yai the fferme of the ffraternytye off Scaynt anne Gylde 
Schalbe lettyn to fferme To Sutch honest persons as wyll haue it Thurgh 
the dyosyse off my lord off lincoln & gyff the most ffor it/// and in this 
presents It is graunted yat Iohn ffoster Schalhaue the Same ferme vnder 
the Comyn Seyll ffor the terme of vj yers payng ye furst yer viij [th] li. 
euery yer aftur x li. and he to begyn off the Same at mychelmes last past & 
to haue the Comyn Seale ffre 



Indenture ffor 

ye Collecc/'on 
off the , 
ffraternetie "II 
Si. mi anne 
Gyld/ 



f 125v (19 November) 

Memorandum yax. A in the presents off Master mayer Mr Irchenett Mr 
Alanson Mr Curton Mr papulwyk Mr wymark Mr Browne Robm Darlyngton 
Robert louell Thomas Browne & hamond pay the Comyn Seale is opynvd 
& Sette ye Indenture off Iohn ffoster ffor the fferme off the gederyng off 
Scaynt anne gylde 



f 130 (20 April) 



>5 



also it is agreid yax Mr Irchenett Mr papulwyk Mr wymark e\' Mr fTorman 
Schall haue Communication with mestres Taylboys ffor the bryngyng fforth 
off Scaynt anne Gyld & to know what answer She wyll make in yen behalf] 
and they to know the Same betwyx this cv pentecost next Comyng io 



i() pentecosi ... ( lomyng: 19 Moj 



LINCOLN 1520-1 



143 



anail ffor ye 
attendaunce off 
Scaynt anne 
procession ffor 
ye Constabullw 



anail ffor the 
aldermen &C 
Scheriferz To 
ye Same 



ff 131-lv (16 July) 

In This present Comyn Concell it is agreid yat euery Graceman yaz hath bene 
off Scaynt anne gyld y^t the Same gyld was lettyn To fferme To Mr ffox & 
other They Schall make redy theyr acompte\f euery off theym Seuerally by 
theym Selff & it To be done in Tyme Conuenyently So y^t Sutch money as 
remaynyth in ther handes Tobe knowen & paid To the vse off the Same gyld I 

also it is agreid y^t euery Constable Schall [haue] gyff ther attendaunce 
vppon the pageants in procession vppon Scaynt anne dey vppon payn off 
euery of theym doyng the Contrary iij s. iiij d. 

also it is agreid yat euery alderman Schall prepare one Torch & a persone In 
anonest gowne To weyte abowte the Sacrement in procession the Same day 
vppon payn off euery off Them So doyng the Contrary iij s. iiij d. 

also y^t euery alderman y^t is away & weythnott vppon Master maier in ye 
Same procession to fforfytt iij s. iiij d. To be paid without any pardon except 
he haue alawfull excuse and yat euery Scheryff pere gyff theyr attendaunce 
vppon payn off xx d. and yat euery off theym To weyt in the Same day at 
ye hall agaynst y^t Master mayer Come Theder vppon ye sam payn 
also yat euery off theym haue a person in anhonest gowne goyng in procession 
amongst ye profyte-^ vppon ye fforfyture aforseyd 



20 



f 132* 



25 



also In This Seyd presentes George Browne one off the thaldermen off 
this Citie which is elect in ye Sted off the Graceman off Scaynt anne gyld 
Complaynyth yat wher the plage is reynyng in yis Citie wherfore he Cannot 
gayt Sutch garmented and other honormente^ as Schauld be in ye pagentev off 
ye procession off Scaynt anne day wherfore it is agreid y^t Mr alanson Schalbe 
Instantly desyryd to bowro agowne off my lady powes ffor one off the maryes 
& thother mary To be arayed in the Cremysyng gowne off veluet yat longith 
to the Same gyld 

also it is agreid yat Mr Sawmes & Mr halton Schalbe Instanted To Spek with 
the prior off Scaynt Kateryns To haue Sutch honorment« as yat we haue had 
afore tyme to the preparyng off the Same Gyld 



30 



35 



f 133 



to 



In this Seyd presenter wher yat Mr Taylbois late maier off this Citie Schuld 



144 Lincoln 1520-2 



haue bene Graceman of Scaynt anne Gyld Acordyng to the old auncyent & 
laudable Custom here afore made & vsyd he is now decessyd & the tyme 
now drawyth nere y^t the Sayd Gyld Schalbe prouidyd ffore Tobe brought 
ffoorth & it is ambyguetie who Schalbe Graceman off the Same ffor this 
present yer It is agreid & It is agreid yat To ffulfyll George Browne & 
Thomas fforman aldermen off this Citie Schalbe Gracemen Iuntly To 
prepare & bryng ffoorth the Same vppon Scaynt anne day next Comyng 
& iff they refusse So to do they or he So reffusyng To forfyth to the Same 
Gylde xl s. To be paid without any pardon and they to haue Towerd the 
Charges of the Same Sutch money as Schalbe Gederd within the Citie & 
presynct off the Same & they to make acounte off All Sutch as is Gederd 
within the Same & to be alowed all ther Charges & the rest To repay To 
thuse off the Same Gylde 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [ 1 9v] (1 6 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothec/V empt/V pro mar/a et angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurera Natalis dominl vj d. 



f [20] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Iohanni barns Ianitori claus/ in Regardo pro 25 

Orilogio & coronac/o;/e mar/e in festo sancte anne pro 

laboribztf & expense cuw i j s. sibi concessw per capit#l«m 

pro tempore xij s. 



1521-2 

City Council Min ute Book la: I 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 

f 141 v (30 October) 

In This present?; Master mayi Schewyth a papur ofi Mrdyghton delyu^raunce $5 

made & dia//'nc ffor the ffoundac/on off the prest To Syng in ye Church 
off Scaynt mychell vppon ye hyll ffor hym & hys ffadur moder & other 
w/(/' all the bretherw c\ r Systers ofl Scayni anne Gyld/// and they desyre yax 



5/ li is agreid & li is agreid: dittography 



LINCOLN 1521-2 145 

wher it is within ye Citie & vnder the rewle of Master maier The donac/on 
& Gyft off the Same Schalbe ffurst by the presentment of Mr Dyghton 
dewryng hys lyff and aft<? r hys deceyse To be at the Gyft off hys Executors 
duryng theyr lyffe or any off theym and aftur theyr deceys it tobe At the 
derermonac/on off the mayer & Comyns off this Citie ffor eny as yat all 5 
other Chaunttres within this Citie is & euer hath byne with a prouyso 
y^t the Seid Chapylen Schall yerly be redy & delygent To helpp to the 
preparyng & bryngyng foorth off the precessyon off" Scaynt anne day and 
also the Seyd prest aftur Mr dyghton deceysse Tobe Callyd ffor eu^r Scaynt 
anne prest 10 



f I42v (31 December) 

St Catmns" also it is agreid y^t the Composiczon made Betwyx the pn'or off Scaynt 15 
Katheryns & this Citie Schalbe Brought in & new to be made by Thaduyce 
off booth p^rtyes 

also it is agreid yat euery alderman Schall make agowne ffor the Kynges in 
ye pageants in the procession off Scaynt anne day 
also it is agreid y^t pater noster play Schalbe played this yer 20 



f 144 (13 June) 

In This present Comyn Concell it is agreid yat the Graceman off Scaynt 25 
anne gyld Schall prepare ffor the bryngyng fforth off the Same Gyld agaynst 
Scaynt anne day next Comyng/// and y^t euery ocupac/on within this Citie 
Schall prepare & make redy ther pageants Tobe brought ffoorth the Same 
day acordyng To Thold lawdable Custom and y^t Master mayer ayde the 
Graceman in the orderyng off the Same iff y^t nede require and yat in euery 30 
p^roch ij honest persons Schalbe assignyd by Master mayr & the Graceman 
Too Gedyr ye money off the bretherw & Systers & To delyu^r it To the 
Graceman off the Same Gyld 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 

f [42] (15 September 1521-21 September 1522) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/V emptis pro Mar/a et Angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis dominl vj d. 






146 



LINCOLN 1521-3 

f [42v] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum lohanm Barns Ianiton claus/ in Regardb pro 
h orilogio et coronac/o«e Mar/e in festo sancte Anne 
pro \aboribus et expens/V cum ij s. sibi concess/V p^r 
capitulum pro tempore 
Et solutum in Regards eidnn Iohanni ex gnza'a Capitz/li 



XI) s. 5 



Will of John Sawer la: LCC WILLS 1520-25 
S^Thurlby 1521/2 



and ordyrurnce 
for Scaynt 
annc Gyld 



1522-3 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/1 15 

f 159 (28 May) 

also it is agreid yaz euery alderman of this Citie Schall accordyng to anold 
acte afore made haue agowne ffor preparyng off the kynges in Scaynt anne 
Gyld awther off hys awne as it is afore ordynyd or els To borow one gowne 20 
ffor yat dey vppon payn of xl s. To be forfyt ofTetwry person yat Dooth the 
Contrary & payd and euery Scheryfpere To haue won person arayed in 
anhonest Gowne off Cloth Goyng among the proffytw in procession off 
the Same Gyld vppon payn off xx s. 



The gedeiynj 
ffor Scaynt 



f 160v (2 June) 

In This present Comyn Concell it is agrett y^t wher eu^ry mayer oil this 
Citie Schall in the yer ffoloyng be Graceman off Scaynt anne Gyld as hath 
bene by olde ordynance vsyd and now ffrom hensfoorth Sutch Graceman 
Schall haue booth Those persons yat was hys Scheryflfw Io be wardyns 
To hym To helpp hym in all hys besynes in the Same and they Io see ye 
reseyt off ye money That is gederyd To The Same cV also helpp to geder 
ye Same 



>5 



also it is agreid yrft eufry Sutch person ya\ hath bene Graceman off Scaynt 
anne Gyld Scaynst ye sayd Gyld was lettyn To Hemic schall make redy theyr 
acorn pt« agaynst yat Master mayr Come home ffrom ye ptfrleament vppon 
payn off fforfytyng off vj s. viij d. 40 



LINCOLN 1522-4 

f 162v* (26 September) 

In this present Comyn Concell George Browne Now elect the mayer off 
this Citie ffor this next yer ffoloyng takyth hys othe off the mayraltye And 
it is graunted To hym to haue acordyng to thancyent & lawdable Custom 
off this Citie y^t is to sey to The mayntenyng off his howse x li. & to 
mynstrell rewards xxxvj s. viij d. 



147 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [65] (21 September— 20 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/j emptis pro Man'a et Ang^/o 
ex Consuetudine in Aurora natalis domini 



vj d. 



f [65v] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum lohanni Barns Ianiton Claus/ in Regardb 
pro horilogio & Coronac/one Marie in festo sancte 
Anne pro laborious et expensw cum ij s. sibi Concessit 
per Capitulum pro tempore 
Et solutum in Regardo eid^m lohanni ex grar/a Capitwli 



xij s. 



20 



1523-4 

City Council Minute Book 

f 168v (14 March) 



la: Ll/1/1/1 



25 



also it is agreid y^t the Sayd auditors Schall here eu^ry Such menz acomptw 30 
as y^t hath bene Gracemen of Scaynt anne gyld & hath not acompted off all 
Such money as yat hath Comyn to ther handw by reason off ye Same 



f 169 (2 July) 



35 



In this present Comyn Concell it is agreid yat eu^ry alderman of yis Citie 
Schalhaue agowne off Sylke awther off hys awne or off his Boroyng ffor the 
kyng« in Scaynt anne pracessyon acordyng Tho thact affore made & they 
to haue theym redy iij dayes afore ye Same precessyon day vppon payn off 40 

39/ Tho: for To 



148 Lincoln 1523-4 



fforfytyng euery off theym iij s. iii; d. to ye Comyn Chaumbre// And the 
Tylers of this Citie To prepare honest persons To weyr the fforsayd Gownes 
The Same day/ 

also it is agreid yat eu^ry off ye Sayd aldermen Schalhaue a Torch to weytc 
abowte ye Sacrament in the Same process/on vppon payn off ffbrfyteyng or 

iij s. iiij d./ 

f 169v 

also it is agreid y^t eu^ry man yat hath bene graceman off Scaynt anne Gyld 
Schall make redy hys acompt in a Dew fforme to be Broght affore Master 
maier hys brethern & the audytore* assigned vppon wedonsdey next afore The 
Translac/on off Scaynt Sw/'thune next Comyng vppon payn off fforfytyng 
To ye Same Gyld eu^ry off ye Same Acomptantw vj s. viij d. 

also it is agreid yat euery vndercunstuble Do hys attendaunce vppon Master 
maier r in ye procession off Saynt anne Day off the pagent« in ye Same vppon 
payn off fforfytyng eu^ry off theym xij d. 



20 



f 172 (26 September) 

In this present Comyn Concell Mr alanson wich is elect &C Chosyn lo 
be maier off this Citie ffor this next yer ffoloyng enteryng into ye Same :^ 
office at mychelmes Day at none Comyth in & takyth hys oth of marialtie 
acordyng to the auncyent & lawdable Custom afore here vsyd and it is 
graunted to hym to haue ffree the ffraunches off iiij honest persons To be 
Takyn without ye presynct of thys Citie and it is graunted to hym to haue 
off ye Comyn Chaumbre off this Citie To ye releffe off hys howsekepyng 
x li. & xxxiij s. iiij d. To rewardyng off mynstrellw acordyng to ye auncent 
Custom off yis Citie 



f 172v* 35 

also it is agreid yat the ij weyt« yax be in this Citie Schall ocupye thys Nexi 
ver & they to haue ther lyuerez off the Comyn ("h.unnbir and oil euery 
alderman in A r the ] yer xij d. & off euery Schiryfl pere vj d. & oil euery 
( Ihaumberlen pete iiij d. "' 



13-14/ wedonsdey ... nexi < omyng: 13 July 1524 



LINCOLN 1523-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [89] (20 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/V Emptis pro Maria et Angf/o 
ex consuetudine in Aurora Natalis domim 



149 



vj d. 



f [90] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum lohannl Barns Ianitor/ Claus/ in Regard*? 
pro horilogio & Coronac/on^ man'e in fo/o sancte 
Anne pro laborzbz/5 Et expensw cuwz ij s. sibi concessit 
p^r cupitulum pro tempore 
Et solutum in Regardo Eid^m Iohanni ex gMc/'a Capitwli 



xij s. 



1524-5 

City Council Minute Book 

f 177 (10 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/1 



also it is agreid yat Master maier Schall [Cawse] Se yat they lyu^reyz 
Shalbe booght ffor the ij wat« y^t they may haue ij honest Gowns made 
agaynst Crystynmes next to Come 



20 



25 



f 179v (21 June) 

Scaynt anne In this present Comyn Concell it is agreid y^t Thold ordynance ordenyd 

gy ld ffor Scaynt anne Gyld Schall Stand in effect y^t is To Sey eu^ry alderman a 

Gowne off Sylke ffor preparyng off ye Kyngw in processyon with a man & 
a Torch To weyt on ye Sacrement Itmi eu^ry Scheryfpere To haue a man in 
an honest Gowne To Go as profytt^ in the Same procession vppon payn off 
euery alderman y^t feylyth To fforfyth iij s. iiij d. And eu^ry Scheryfpere to 
fforfyt xij d. 

also it is /agreid 1 yat eu^ry man yat is off abylytie in This Citie Schalbe 
brother of the Same Gyld and to pay ther brotherhod aftur Thold custom 

also it is agreid yat exxery Constable in this Citie Schall weyte vppon the 
pagentw in ye Same procession To Gyff Ther attendaunce in orderyng off 
the Same vppon payn off fforfetyng eu^ry off theym vj d. 

also eufry man offyis Citie in his degre To weyte on Master maier in the 



30 



35 



40 



150 



LINCOLN 1524-6 

same procession To the worschipp off this Citie vppon payn off euery man 
to fforfytt iiij d. 

also it is agreid yat euery ocupac/on Schall prq^are & aparell the pageants 

in all preparac/on exceppt plate & Copz 5 



f 181v (23 September) 

also it is Graunted To hym to haue x li. aftur Thold Custom Tuwerd releff 10 
off his howse & xxxiij s. iiij d. ffor mynstrell^ rewards y^t yer 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [HOv] (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 

Et scAutum pro Cerothec/V empt/V pro Mar/a & angelo 
ex consuetudine in aurora natalis domin'i 



V J 



20 



f [111] (Gratuities) 

Et soXutum lohanm Barns Ianitor; Claus/' in Regards 
pro horilogio & Coronaaowe mane in festo sancte 
anne pro hboribus & expense cum ij s. sibi concessit 
per capitulum pro tempore 
Et solutum in Regardo eid^m Iohanni ex gram Capitali 



XI) s. 25 



1525-6 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/1 

f 188v (21 May) 

ffbi Scant .nine also It is agreid yat The ordynance made ffor preparyng of Schant anne 

Gyld To be Brought fforth Schall Stand in effect & Stryngth acordyng To J5 
the Old Costome made cV afore vsyd 



f 189 

Theyz be the names off the Constabulltf yat puttyth rheym in Grace oft 

10/ hym: Edward Smyth 



40 



LINCOLN 1525-6 151 

Theyr ffyne ffor non attendaunce off the procession off Scaynt anne Gyld 

acordyng To Thold act afore made 

Nlcholaus ffawkenar 

lohannes Whyte 

Wdlelmus Knott 5 

Robmus Mason 

Robmus Hosyer 

lohannes Isall 

Thaldermen y^t had no Gownes vff Sylk in The Same procession ffor 10 

preparyng off the kynges acordyng To Thordynaunce Theroff made ffor 
wych They haue lost Theyr ffbrfetur 

William Robson nowther Gowne ne Tortch 

Robm vrry no Tortch 15 



f 192 (24 September) 

In This present Comyn Concell Comyth Thomas Burton which is Elect To 20 
be mayr off this Citie ffor this next yer ffoloyng enteryng into hys office at 
michelmes day next Comyng at none off ye Seyd Day & Takyth his othe off 
mayraltye & it is Grauntyd to hym to haue ye relefe off hys office As All 
Other mayers aforetyme hath had y^t is to Sey x li. To mayntyene hys howse 
with And xxvj s. viij d. ffor ffeez off mynsterellw & Other 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [135v]* (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 

Et so\utum pro cerothec/V Empt is pro Mar/a et Angflo 
ex consuetudine in Aurora Nata/is domim 



30 



rid. 



f [136]* (Gratuities) 



35 



Et solutum lohanm Barns Ianitor/ claus/ in Regard*? 
pro horilogio et Coronacione marie in festo sancte 
Anne pro laborious & expense cum ij s. sibi concess/V 
per capitulum pro tempore 
Et so\utum Parcar/'o de Bytham hoc Anno 



xij s. 



40 



152 Lincoln 1526-7 



1526-7 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 

f 198 (19 July) 

In this present Comyn Concell it is agreyd yat wher the Graceman off Scaynt 
anne Gyld hath vsyd yerly To haue Certen Stuff of dyu^rs Churchus in yis 
Citie fifore the ffurnychyne of ye pageants in ye procession ye Same Dey & 
now ye p^rocheners off Scaynt Iohn Eu^ngelyst in Wykford Denyeth To 
leyve any off ther honormentw To ye Same It is now by Thentretye off this 
presents granted by the Seyd p^rochoners off euery p^roch To delyuer & 
leyve Sutch Stuff at this tyme as yax. they haue vsyd in tyme past 

also it is agreid That The old auncyent & lawdable Custom vsed by 
Thaldrmen Scheryffpers & Chaumb^rlenpers Schabe vsed & Copyd And 
ytft eu^ry Constable gyff hys attendaunce off ye pageants ye Same Day 



f 205 (26 September) 

In This present Comyn Concell vyncent Grantham Esquyer wich is elect 20 
Tobe mayr off thys Citie ffor the next yer ffoloyng enteryng into Thoffice 
off mayraltie at mychelmes Day at none next Comyng Comyth afore thys 
presents & Takyth hys oth off Mayraltie acordyng to The Custom off yis 
Citie and it is graunted to hym To haue off The Comyn Chaumbre towerd 
hys Charge off hys howse x li. & xxxiij s. iiij d. ffor rewards Tobe gyffyn 25 
To mynstrellw &C othir acordyng To thauncyent Custom Afore vsyd. . . 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 15v (17 February 1526/7-16 February 1527/8) (Officers' wages) 

[tern Solutum histrionibus istius ciuitatu pro feod/V suis iiij. d. 



f 16 (Necessary expenses) 35 

hem solutum pro le pageaunt Komc de Bethelem in 

ecclf.sia ftratrum carmilitar«w iiij d. 

Item solution pro vno lantaculo facto pastoribus in 

process ione gildf sancte Anne vj d. 

It^w solutum pro vna corda ad dictum le pageaunt j d. 

Et le takitft j d. & pro vno speculo j d. ob. summa iij d. ob. 

1 1/ Schabe: fin Schalbe 



Lincoln 1 526- c 1527 153 

\tem solutum pro em emendac/owe pro brachij 

vmus auwgeli j d. 

Item solutum pro vna parua. le cage iiij d. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [157] (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/V emptw pro mar/a et Angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora [natal/s] natalis dora/ni vj d. 



xij s. 



f [157v] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum lohanm Barns Ianiton claus/ in Regards 
pro horilogio et coronac/one man'e in fetfo sancte 
Anne pro laborib^ et expense cum ij s. sibi concess/V 
per capit«l«m pro tempore 

cl527 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 1* 

The outhe of an out brother or Suster 
...I shalbe redy yeerly to goo in procession with the Graceman Brether 
& Susters of this ffraternite ffrom the chappell of Saint thomas of ye hy 
brige in Lincoln vnto the cathedrall churche of Lincoln & ther to offer one 
ffarthyng as custom is 



f lv* 

The outhe to be geven to the Graceman at his ellecc/one 
. . . [And At Saint Anne even or day I shalbe personally at ye dressyng and 
arrayng of ye pageaunt of Bethelem & awaitt of ye sam in ye tyme of 
procession of ye gild of ye said saint Anne ffor ye worshipe of yis Citie: 
And when ye said procession is donne then I shall helpe to vnaray & 
vndresse ye said pageant a gayn] . . . 



10 



25 



30 



1/ em: 10mm ink blot; false start for emendac/o/ie 



154 LINCOLN C 1527 

f 2* 



The Outhe to be geven to the wardens of this gild 
...[I shall helpe to dresse & redresse ye pageaunt of Bethelem at saint Anne 
tyd And to goo in procession in saint Anne gild with master graceman ffrom s 
ye place accustomed to ye moder churche of Lincoln & so doune again] . . . 

f 2v* 

The outhe to be geven to ye Dean of yis gild io 

I schalbe meik & obbeydyent vnto master graceman of yis gild & fraternite 
I shalbe reddy at all tymes to doo ye cowmaundment of master graceman 
in ye of office of ye Deanshipe yis yeer stet [I or my deputie shall help to 
ber the hers of yis gild ffrom place to place wheras any obbitt shalbe donne 
for ony brother or Suster of yis gild & fraternite aganste ye dai assigned by 15 
master graceman I shalbe personally at ye settyng vpe of ye hers & at takyng 
doune of ye sam also I shalbe at dirge masse of euery obbitt of yis gild & 
fraternite I shalbe personally at ye dressyng & redressyng of ye pageaunt of 
Bethelem with master graceman at saint Anne tyd and to awaitt of the sam 
with master graceman] except Seiknes or disseis lett me/ I shall dewly & 20 
trewly gyve warnyng & Somons aganst ye iiij mornspiche daies and all other 
daies/ by ye commaundment of master graceman to [ey] euery on of his 
company & ffellashipe beyng masters of this occupac/on All thiez poyntte* 
& articles &C all other vsed & accustomed to ye offyce of ye deanshipe I shall 
well & trewly obserue & kepe to my power/ So helpe me god & haledome 25 
all Sainte$ and by this bouk 

f 3* 

The pageant of Bethelem 30 

hem iij rc lyne;; clothez stened of damaske warkey for bethelem 
Item a great hed gildyd sett with vii Beamez & vii glassez for ye sam and on 
long beame for ye mouthe of ye said hed 

hew iij rc greatt stars for ye sam with iij lv glassez And a cord for ye same steris 
Itew ij Angelley with Sencers for ye sam 

Itew one Cage for to ber dowes in 



1 3/ ye nl office: for yt offi< e 

13-20/ I or my ... graceman: lined for deletion 

37/ Item ... in: in a different ink 



Lincoln 1527-8 155 

1527 

Lincoln Cathedral Statutes la: Dean and Chapter A/2/8 

f 26v 

C In die vero sancn Iohannis post vesperas. Episcopus puerorum habebit vnum 5 
cereum de dim'idia Wbre . et quilib^ alius chorista habebit vnaw paruam 
candelam ad libitum sacriste/ et sic fiet ad matutinas sine redonaczowe. Actis 
dictus Episcopus cereos suos dabit succentori et Vicecancellario./ 



1527-8 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/1 

f 206v (23 June) 

Saint anne gild Memorandum that ye xxix tJ Day of Iuly in ye yeer aboue said in the presence 15 
her? is ye of Vincencij Grantham Maier of this citie Robert alynson Thomas Burton 

lndentar of Will/am Sames lohn papulwik Robert Smyth & thomas Grissyngton aldermen 

ye said gild o n • • j r \ 

Settled to of yis citie The common Seall is opponed and ye indentz/r or ye lattyng to 

Mr Sames f errn to Will/am Sames on of thaldermen of yis citie of ye Collecc/on of Saint 

anne gild & getheryng of almanf r charitable subsidies & praffyttw what so 20 
euer thay be gruyng & appmenyng to ye Brother hed of ye said gild/ Excepte 
alwaies Suche garments and Iuells as shalhappen to be geven for a memoriall 
of eny person to be kepte & Born in the honor of the sam gild/ To haue 
& to hold as apperethe in ye indents yer of maid & Sealled for the terme 
of xxj to yeers and in the presence of all affornamed The Common Seall is 25 
clossed agayn vnd^r thaer Seallrc 



f 207v (26 September) 

In this present Comon Councell Mr Norton which is newly elect to be maior 
for this /next 1 yeer ffoloyng Takethe his othe & it is grauntted to hym To 
haue of the Comyn Chambre To releififof his office & charge* x li. And for 
other rewards To Mynstrellrc & strangers xxxiij s. iiij d — 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
ff 22-2v (16 February 1527/8-21 February 1528/9) (Other necessary 
expenses) 

hem solutum pro Corda ad le pageaunt de Bethelem vij d. 



35 



40 



156 Lincoln 1527-9 



hem solution pro face/one de handill pro le wyndowe 

de le pageaunt j- d. 

hem solutum in expense pro le pageaunt de Bethelem xix d I 

hem solutum pro le pageaunt Rome iiij d. 

hem solutum ad le pyper in die processionis iiij d. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 

f [175] (15 September 1527-20 September 1528) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothecw emptis pro Mar/a & Angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis domim \ j d. 



f [175v] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome Bedale Ianitor/ claus; in Regards pro 

horilogio et Coronac/one mar/'e in ffesto sancte Anne pro 20 

laborib/tf et expense cum ij s. sibi concessw per Czphulum 

pro tempore xij s. 



1528-9 25 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/1 
f 212v (25 September) 

In this present Comon Counceyll master grissyngton whiche electe to be 
maior of this cine ffor this next veer takytt his othe of maraltie acordyngt 30 
to the old custom herevsed And it is grauntted to hym to haue to the charge 
of his housse x li. xxxiij s. iiij d. for mynstrell« reward acordyng to as that 
other maiors his predecessors haue had affor hym... 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: U'L/5009 

f 29v (21 February 1528/9-20 February 1529/30) (Officers fies) 

hem solutum vno histrioni ambulant* ante processioned iiij. d. 

10 

297 electe: t« r is electe no: for vni 



Lincoln 1528-30 157 

(Other necessary expenses) 

Item pro portac/one de le pageaunt de bethelem 

in processione sancte Anne vltra omnes denarlos 

collects pro eodem xj d. ob. 

5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/4 
f [201]* (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothec/i empt/V pro Mar/a et 10 

Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora Natalis domm'i vj d. 



f [202]* (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianiton claus/ in 
Regards pro horilogio et coronac/on^ mar/e 
in festo sancte Anne xij s. 



20 



1529-30 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1/1/1/1 

f 216 (21 March) 

ffbr Corpus Also it is agreid that eu^ry person shalbe Contributor)^ To ye bryngyng 25, 

Chnsn gild ffourthe of Corpus Christl gild and nott to deny the payment That they 

shalbe Sessed to pai by such as shalbe assigned To Sess eu<?ry crafte and 

other that shalhaue profytt of ye same 



JO 



ffbr Saint Also it is agreid that Saint George gild Shalbe Mayntened & brought 

George did yeerly by ye aduise of master maier of yis citie for ye tyme beyng & his 
bretherne 



f 217* (22 September) 35 

Also Mr Vrry newly electe to be maier of this Citie Taykythe his othe And 
itt is grauntted to hym To haue x li. To ye helpe of ye great charges of 
his house & xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of mynstrell« accordyng to ye old 
auncyent vse & custome of this citie. . . 40 



158 Lincoln 1529-31 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 38 (20 February 1529/30-19 February 1530/1) (Officers' fees) 

hem solutum vno histrioni iiij d. 



5 



(Other necessary expenses) 

hem solutum pro portac/one de Beth^lem [viij d.] x d. 

hem solutum Cenis de players in aula nostra 10 

ad Conuiuium [vj d.] iiij d. 

hem solutum pro le pageaunt de Bethelem standi 

ad whit ffrerie iiij d. 

hem solutum pro le takes & smiicia j ob. 15 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p 21 (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 



20 



Et solutum pro Cerothec/V Empt/V pro Mar/a & 

Angelo ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis Domini vj d. 



p 22 (Gratuities) ^ 

Et solutum thome watson Ianiton clausurf in Regardo pro 

horilogio et Coronac/one [b] Marie in &esto Saticte Anne \ij s. 

1530-1 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 

f 222* (26 September) 

fiforthc In this present Comon Counceyll To the auncyent & ladable Custom of 

fyp d y this citie affor vsed Mrefford newly elect to be maierofthis Citie taketh >5 

pnrsteyeerly his othe of marahie and it is grauntted to hyni [b haue ten pound?; 

towards Relyue of his house & xxxiij s. iiij d. To rewards oi mynstrell« 
accordyng as other maiers haue had affor hym and itt is agreid thai Saint 
anne prestc shall waitt vppon maistir maier dayly: and ye said master 
maier shall fynd yt same presi his bord .\nd every maier heraftrr to Com* io 

4/ vno: fbrvni W i ob.: for i d. ob 



LINCOLN 1530-1 159 

shall do the same: or to forfitt the ten pounds whiche thay haue of the 
Common chaumber 



f 224 (7 December) 

The Stok of Also itt is agreid that master maier shall talc the graceman of Saint George 
Saint George y beffor hym & vppon good & sufficient Suertie Delyu^r to the said 

graceman the stok of the sam 



gyld 



10 



Cordw ainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 46 (19 February 1530/1-18 February 1531/2) (Officers fees) 

Item solutum histrionibwi isiius ciuitatw [vj d.] iij d. 15 



(Other necessary expenses) 

hem solutum pro eme«dac/one de le pageaunt 

de bethlem ij d. 20 

hem solutum pro Clauis ad idfm opus [ij d.] j d. 

hem solutum pro [1] pane & smiicia portantib^ 

de le pageaunt v j d. ob. 

hem solutum pro le pageaunt Room iiij d. 

hem solutum ponzmibus elusdem le pageaunt iiiij d. 25 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p 65 (18 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 



30 



Et solutum pro cerothec/V empm pro Maria & An^lo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis domim vj d. 



p 66 (Gratuities) 33 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianitor/' cluusure in 

Regards pro horilogio et Coronac/one [b] marie 

in ffesto Sancte Anne X1 J s - 

40 



160 



LINCOLN 1531-3 



1531-2 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 54 (18 February 1531/2-17 February 1532/3) (Officers fees) 

hem paid to ye menstrill at procession 



iiij d. 



(Other expenses) 

hem paid for bryngyng vp ye pageaunt of 

betheleem At Saint Anne messe 

hem paid in expense for ye plaiers 

hem paid to ye plaiers aboue all that was getherd 

hem for naills to ye pageaunt 

hem for the Rome of ye pageaunt standyng 



xij d. 

ijd. 

viij d. 

id. 

iiij d. 



f 54v* 



hem paid to ye plaiers 

hem paid in expense at ye den^r 



viij d. 
\i\ d. 20 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p 111* (17 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/V empt/V pro Maria et Angelo 
ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis do;///'ni 



v] 



d. 



25 



p 112* (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianitor/' Clausure in 
Ragardo pro horilogio et Coronac/ouc marie in 
ffesto Sancte. Anne 



jo 



\1] s. 



1532-3 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book LA: I .CL/5009 

I' 59v (17 February 1 532/3-1 5 February I 533/4) (Officers fees) 

hem to ye mynstrell 



in) d 



LINCOLN 1532-4 161 

f 60 (Necessary expenses) 

hem for mendyng ye pageaunt of bethleem ij d. 

hem for shepperdw den^rs at vj d. 

hem for ij gallons ayell & a penyworth breid iiij d. 5 
hem for takes to ye pageaunt ob. 

hem for the pageaunt stondyng in ye [h] whiett freris iiij d. 

hem paid for a lyn to ye pageaunt ij d. 10 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p 151* (15 September 1532-21 September 1533) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothec/V empt/V pro Maria et Ang^lo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis dominl vj d. 



p 152* (Gratuities) 20 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianiton clzusure in Regards pro 

horilogio et coronaczone marie in ffesto sancte Anne xij s. 

25 
1533-4 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f GGv (15 February 1533/4-20 February 153415) (Officers fees) 

hem to the mynstrellw & players ix d. 30 



(Necessary expenses) 

hem for mendyng the pageaunt ij d. ob. 

hem for ye Sheperdw den^r vj d. >5 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p [195] (21 September- 20 September) (Customary payments) 



40 



Et solution pro Cerothec/V tm.px.is pro Marti et angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natolis domin\ vj d. 



162 Lincoln 1533-6 

p [196] (Gratuities) 



Et soiutum Thome watson Ianiton clzusure in 

Regards pro horilog/o et Coronac/bnf marie in 

ffesto Sancte Anne xij s. 5 



1534-5 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 73v (20 February 1534/5-19 February 1535/6) (Officers' fees) 10 

Item to ye mynstrell for his ffee iiij d. 



(Necessary expenses) 

hem to ye shepperds & 6 pageaunt berars iiij d. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p [239]* (20 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 20 

Et soiutum pro cerothec/V Empzis pro Maria & angflo 

ex consuetudine in Aurara natolis domini vj d. 



p [240]* (Gratuities) 



25 



Et soiutum Thome watson Ianitori clausure in Regardo 
pro horilog/o et Coronac/on^ A brate marie in festo 
Sancte Anne xij s. 30 



1535-6 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book LA: LCL/5009 

f 79* (19 February 1535/6-19 February 1536/7) (Officers' fees) 

hem paid to the mynstrell ffor li is fiFee iiij d. 



I . \ '< ■< < ssary expenses) 40 

Iutw paid to iij sheppardc.v at saint Anne gjdd k\ lij d. 



LINCOLN 1535-7 l6 3 

hem paid to vj berars of ye b pageaunt in ye said gild xviij d. 

hem for bred & ayell spent in ye mynster ye sam tym vj d. 

hem for takytt« to ye pageaunt j d. 
hem for wesheyng the Awlbe & Ames that ye 

prest syng« in n J d. 5 

hem for a pottyll wyn geven to master Sapcott^ iiij d. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p [283]* (19 September- 17 September) (Customary payments) 10 

Et solutum pro cerothec/V emptis pro maris, et Angelo 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis domini vj d. 



p [284]* (Gratuities) 

Et so\uti thome watson Ianitor/ dausure in 
Regards pro horilogio et Coronac/on^ marie in 
festo sancte Anne xl j s - 20 



1536 

Cathedral Treasurer's Inventory la: Dean and Chapter A/2/15/1-3 

f 16v* (Jewels, vestments, and ornaments) 25 

Itmi a coop for chyldren of purpur colour with a orfrey of cloth of gold 
valde debiles:. 

1536-7 30 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 86 (19 February 1536/7-18 February 1537/8) (Allowances) 

hem so\utum pro emendac/one vnius Ale Angel/' j d. 

35 

hem solutum pro Emendac/one De pageaunt 

de betheleem xviij d- 

hem solutum pro ijob«s speculis de le pageaunt iiij d. 

hem so\utum pro le Tynffoull pro le paynttyng 

faciei vmiiculi ") <*• orj - 40 

1/ ye b: false start for berars, not cancelled (?) 



164 



LINCOLN 1536-8 



Item solutum will^/mo lytyll pro le paynttyng 
e'msdem vmiiculi 

Item solutum pro vna Corda dicte le pageaunt 
hem solutum pro pane &C smaicia Dat/V portarijs 
dicte le pageaunt in die Sanct^ Anne 
Item solutum pro emendac/one de le hers 
Item solutum pastoribus et portarijs de le 
pageaunt predicts 



xij 


d. 


iiij 


d. 


iiij 


d. 5 


i 


d. 



xv d. no» allocator 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p [329] (17 September- 16 September) (Customary payments) 



Et solutum pro cerothec/V emptis pro 
Mar/a & Angflo ex consuetudine in Aurara 
natalis dominl 



vj d. 



p [330] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianitor/' clausur^ 
in Regards pro horilogio et Coronac/one Mane 

in ffesto sancte Anne 



20 



\1| s. 



1537-8 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p [369] (16 September- 15 September) (Customary payments) 



25 



Et solutum pro Cerothec/V Emptis pro 
Maria & angdo ex consuetudine in Aurora 
natolis dominl 



jo 



vj d. 



p [370] {Gratuities) 

It solutum Thome watson Ianitor/ Cizusure 
in Regards pro horilogio et Coronac/oiv Mane 
in festo Sancte Anne 



\1| s. 



10 



8/ now allocatur apparently added Liter, likely l>\ the same clerk 



LINCOLN 1538-9 



165 



peyment to ye 
weyt« 



plegges for ye 
Collers to ye 
weytw 



plegges 



lyuweys to ye 
weyt« 



1538-9 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/1 

f 270v (22 November) 

\teva yt ys agreyde in this Comen Councell yai euery alderman within this 5 
Cytty schall pay euery quarter in ye yere to the weytes of the saide Cytty so 
longe as they dowe theyr trewe & delygent Servyse vj d. excepte wyll/am 
Sames & Robert Smythe nwcer eyther of them to pay quarterly iiij d. eu^ry 
Scheryffe & Scheryffe peer iiij d. euery Chamberlyn & Chamberlyn fellowe 
ij d. & euery Comoner j d. io 

It^m in this Comon Cowncell Wyll/am Knote & Robert Iohnson er be 
Comyde plegges for Iohn Croston that he Schall delyu^r or Cawse to be 
delyu^ryde when he schall depone ffrom his offys a Chean of SyWr with 
xxvij th lynghw of Sylu^r & on Scheylde of Syluer with the fflower de luce 15 
wiche was delyutryde to the said Robert Knote & Robert Iohnson 

Itmi in this said Comen Councelle Iohne ffawcon meyer of the Cytty of 
the Cytty of lyncoln And Chw/ofer holtbe er be Comyde plegges ffor 
(blank) that /he 1 schall de\yuer or Cause to be delyu^ryde when he schall 20 
depute ffrom his office on Chean of Cylu^r with xxvj lynghtw of Cylu^r 
[wyl] with on Scheylde of CyWr wiche was delyu^ryd to Chratofer holtbe 

It^m in this Comen Cowncell Nycolas ffawcon on of the Scheryffe of the 
Cytty of lyncoln and Thomas Neyvell er be Comyde plegges for Edwarde 25 
lybert that he schall delyu^r or Cawse to be delyu^ryde when he schall dep^rte 
ffrom his offys acheyn of Syluer with xxv lynghtw of Syluer & on Scheylde 
of Sylufr wiche was delywryde to the said Nycolas ffawcon 

Itmi in this present Comen Cowncell yt ys agreyde that the forsaide weyt^ 10 
schall haue yche on of them alyu^rey agenste the feste of the natyuyte of owre 
loord good next ensuynge of the Comen Chamber 



Sent znne 
Oilde 



f 273v (18 July) 

It is agreyde in this Comen Cowncell that Sent ane Guylde schall goo vppe 
[s] on ye Sundey next aft^r Sent [Agnes] Anes dey in manner & furme as yt 
hathe beyn vside in tymez paste & eu^ry on indefalte to forfeyt to ye Comen 
Chamber iij s. iiij d. 



35 



18-19/ of the l \nv of the C yuv: dittography 
37m/ Oilde: edge of page mining 



YJ Sundey next ... Anes dey: 2 July 1539 



166 Lincoln 1538-40 

pwambulac/on It ys Also agreyd in this that Master meyer with his bretheren & other 
inhtf£itauncez of ye Cytty schall Ryde ye p^rambulacyon the Tewysdey 
next after Sent Anez dey aft^r ye olde Custom &C manner 

5 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 95v (17 February 1538/9-15 February 1539/40) (Other expenses) 

hem for mendyng the paygeant of bethelem 

& cord v d. 10 

Item for cost^ &C charges to ye mynst^r with 

ye pageaunt of Saint Anne day [xiij d. x] iiij d. 

Item to the mynstrell iiij d. 

hem for the pageaunt standyng in the 15 

whytt ffreris [iiij d.] 

hem for gloves viij d. 

hem for makyng & waxe to the hersse Candyllw iiij s. vj d. 
hem for mendyng ye Angelic of ye hersse ij d. 



m 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p [413] (15 September 1538-21 September 1539) (Customary payments) 

Et soUitum pro cerothecw emptw pro mar/a et Angflo 25 

ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis domin'i vj d. 



p [414]* (Gratuities) 

Et so\utum Thome watson Ianitor/ Qhusure in 

Regards pro horelogio vexilla Regis et Stella in 

Nocte Natal is domim v l v 



>o 



>5 



1539-40 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 

f 276* (12 November) 

lt< in \i \s also agreyde in this Comon Cowncell thai the Stuffe belongynge w 

2 M fewysde) next ... Anezdey: 29July 1539 



Lincoln 1539-40 167 

to sent an Gyld schalbO leyd in the Chapell of the bryge & the howse wher 
the saide stuffe lythe to be letton to the vse & profyx of the Comen Chambre 

also yt ys agreyde in this Comen Cowncell that ther schalbe a large doer 
mayde at ye layt Scowle howys that the pagente* may be Seyt in & euery 
pagent to pay yerly iiij d. & noyschyppe xij d. 

f 277v (3 March) 

wat« Item yt ys Agreyde in this Comen Cowncell that the weyte* Schall haue io 

cogmzanc« lyberty to dwell wkh'm the Cytty to the rTeste of Sent mychell the archangel 

and to haue the Conysaunce of the saide Cytty & at the saide fest of 

mychylmeys to enter & to be wayte* for the sayd Cytty 



ff 278-8v* (2 June) 

Item yt ys Agreyd that vj Coppes that was Gevyn by doctor lee & master 
Freman to Serteyn Chyrches in lyncoln Schall holy remean ffrom hensfurthe 
to Sent ane Guyld I 20 

Also yt ys Agreyde that sent ane Guylde schall go forwards as yt hathe downe 
times paste and that euery alderman Schall haue a gowne & a broche & 
eu^ry Scheryffe to ffynde a gowne and eufry occupac/on to brynge ffurthe 
theyr pagens accordyng to the old Custome & eu^ry occupac/on that haue 25 
theyr padgeans broken to make them Reddy agenste the same day vppon 
payn of eu^ry pagent to forfyte xx s. 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 99 (15 February 1539/40-21 February 1540/1) (Officers' fees) 

hem paid to ye waiter iiij d. 



>5 



(Other necessary expenses) 

hem payd for mendyng ye [pad] pageant viij d. 

hem paid for beryng of ye sam pageant v d. 

hem for bred & aille to ye berrars of ye sam ij. d. 

hem for a Cord to ye padgayn iiij d. 



40 



168 



LINCOLN 1539-41 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p [457] (21 September- 19 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothec/V Emptw pro Mar/a et 
AngHo ex consuetudine in Aurora natal/V domini 



vj d. 



p [458] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianiton clauswrf 
in Regards pro horilogio vexilla Regis et Stella 
in Nocte Natalis domim 



vj s. 



10 



Et solutum in den^rijs pro Expensis circa 
coronac/on^w beate marie hoc Anno 



ij s. iiij d. 15 



1540-1 

City Council Minute Book 

f 283* (4 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/1 



20 



ffor the 
I a Mercys and 
waiges of the 
waytt« 

appoynted &c 



Itmi it ys agreid by these Comen Councell that the waytts now named and 
appoynted schall haue suche lyu^reys as Wlaster mair schall devise of the 
Charges of the Comen Chamber and also that they schall haue suche wages 
as the Cetezens & inhabitants haue geven afore that is to sey euery alderman 
vj d. eu^ry scheryff iiij d. euery Chamb^rlyn ij d. in the quarter and they to 
be paid qwart^rly and that they goo aswell of the holy day as of the warke day 



25 



a List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll I 
mb 6d 



Ma 



\V. dyghton 



Petrus Efforthe 

W Alynson vicecomites 

Iohn Plumtree 

wiche decessyde of twelfft daye ye saym daye Electe & Chosyn for to occupye 

in hys Roume as mayre for yau jere 

"Also yat jere off Saynt Laurance [da) I Evyne the kyng« grace c\' ye qwene 

kateryn with all hys riyall lord« ladys c\' also his nobyll A gerd with may 

off A ye gcnt\ 11 men off ye Contye conic Ryall to ye Cety ofl Lyncoln & 



35 



10 



V)/ may: A» man) 



LINCOLN 1540-1 169 

ther yar remanyd towe days & then and then remevyd to gynsborw & so 
to 3oyrbe° 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 105v* (21 February 1540/1-20 February 1541/2) (Other necessary expenses) 

Item to the wait« iiij d. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p [499] (19 September- 18 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro Cerothec/V emptis pro Mar/a et 

Ang^lo ex consuetudine in Aurora natalis domim vj d. 



p [500] (Gratuities) 

Et solutum Thome watson Ianiton chusure in 20 

Regards pro horilog/0 vexilla Regis et Stella in 

Nocte Natalis Domini ac Alijs vj s. 



Book of Ceremonials bl: Additional ms 6113 25 

ff 179v-81v* (9 August) 

Of the YJnges Entree into lyncoln on 
Tuesday the ix daye of Auguste 

30 

In Primis aftre hyt was knowen that his hyghnes was com to temple Brewer 
to dynn^r being vij myles dystant from lyncolne The mayre of the said Cyttie 
w/'th hys bretherne Burgesys & other Comoners prepared them selfo towards 
the heyght lyke as all other Gentlemen & yeomen of lynsey coste & there 
abowte dyd nere vnto the place where hys grac« temes & haylle were pytchyd/ 35 
Itfm the Gentlemen of lyncolne shere dyde arraye theyre s^ruant^ on 
horsbacke all r on ] one syde where the YJnges ma/atie shulde passe/ 
Master Mayre of lyncolne & his bretherne on ffote/ 

It^m the Archedeacon of lyncolne/ lord deane prebendaries/ Vyccars w/'th 
manye other persons & prysies of the same Cytty rodde & mette the kinge 40 

1/ ther yar: for ther yai 1/ & then and then: ditwgraphy 



170 LINCOLN 1540-1 



one myle w/thowt the lybertie of lyncolne before his hyghnes cam to hys 

tentey & there dyd mak theyre propocycyon in lattyn/ presentinge his grace 

w/th one Gyfte namyd in vitall/ resyted in theyre propocycyon/ and that don 

passyd the nerest waye to the Mynster of lyncolne agayne 

Item then his grace cam rydinge & entryd into hys tent/ which was pytchyd 5 

at the farthest ende of [hys tente] the lybertie of lyncolne the Quenes grace 

w/th hym in his owne tente/ And there dyd shyfte theyre Apparrell for his 

grace was Apparellyd before he cam to hys tente I in Greene veluet & the 

quene in Crymesyn veluet/ And then the kinge shyftyd hym into clothe of 

golde & the quene into clothe of sy\uer/ 10 

Item behynde his grac« tente was Another for ladyes/ 

Item on thother syde A good space dystante was the hayle pytchyd wherin 

was the vj Chylderne of honour shyftyd & Apparellyd w/th clothe of golde 

& Crymesyn veluet/ wherin Also was prepared & made readye/ aswell the 

KJnges & queenes horssys of Estate as the horssys they rodde on/ is 

Item aftre that eu^rye thynge was sett in good ordre the KJnges Ma/Vstie w/th 

the Queene were sett on horsse/ and then the heroldrc of Armes put on theyre 

cotes and the Gentlemen pencyoners w/th all other of the KJnges most royall 

trayne dyd ryde in ordre honorablye accordinge to the auncyent ordre my 

lorde Hastings bearing the Swerde before his hyghenes 20 

Then hys Ma/«tie 

Then his gracw horsse ledd by his master of the horsse 

Then the vj Chylderne of honour yche aftre other on great coursers 

Then therle of Rutland beinge the queenes Chambrelayne 

Then the Queene/ 25 

Then the Quenes horsse of Estate/ I 

Then all ladyes in good ordre 

Then the Captayne of the Garde and the garde aftre hym 

Then the comoners as they fell to the trayne 

In proceading thus not farre fro the tenter Mr Myssleden Sergieant at lawe 30 

being recourder of lyncolne w/th gentlemen of the Cuntry the Mayre of 

lyncolne w/th his bretherne &£ other comwoners at the entrye of the [Cyttie] 

lybertie knealed on theyre knees &C cryed too tymes Ieais saue your grace/ 

Item thys beinge don the Recourder dyd knele downe ij tymes on hys knee 

drawinge neere vnto hys grace &£ redd a prococycyon in Englishe (Gentlemen yj 

&C the Mayre w/th his bretherne knelinge styll on theyre knees/ And when 

he had redd, kyssyd it & rosse & delyiured it vnto the Kinge/ who toke & 

gaue it to the duke ol norffolke/ presentinge in lyke case one Gyfte namyd 

in Vytall, resyted in theyre pwposycyon 

Item this don the Mayre presented the swerde & mase of the Cyttie to the 40 

Kinge/ & then he was placyd agenste the Kinge at Armes namyd ( larenseaux 

behynde the dukes berynge the mase in hys ryght hande/ I 

35/ prococycyon: for propocycyon 



LINCOLN 1540-2 171 

Item all the Mayres Bretherne & burgessys were placyd in the fronte of 

the trayne 

Then Gentlemen of the Cuntry 

Then Knyghte* 

And then the Kinges trayne/ 5 

Item beWes were Ronge not onlye in the Cuntrye at all Churchys where his 

grace cam so sone as they had a sight of hys trayne/ and so in lyke manner 

there in lyncolne & dyu^rsse places adyoynynge/ 

Item thus pwceadinge at the entrye of the mynster thorowe the Cyttie/ 

the Mayre &C his bretherne drewe them celfo ap^rte at theentrye of the 10 

mynster gates/ 

Item the busshoppe of lyncolne wzth all thole Queere & crosse were readye 

& stodde in the mynster alonge on bothe sydes the bodye of the Churche 

gyvinge attendaunce/ and when his grace was alyghtid at the weste ende of 

the mynster where were ordenyd & spred aswell carpett [&] as stooles/ with 15 

quyssheons of clothe of golde for the kinges hyghnes, wheron was a crucyfyx 

laid/ And one other on the queenes grac« stoole/ 

Item Aftre his grace was kneelid downe the busshoppe cam forthe of the 

Churche & gaue the Crucyfyx to the kinge to kysse & then to the queen I 

and then censyd them/ hys myter beinge on hys head/ And thus proceaded 20 

they into the Churche the kinge & queenes grace goinge vndre the Canape 

[where] to the Sacrement where they made theyre prayers/ thole queere 

synginge melodyouslye/ Te Deum/ And aftre this don his grace went strayght 

to his lodginge and in lyke case all the trayane for that nyght 

Item the master of the kinges horsse toke the carpettei & stooles for his ffee 25 

Item on the morrowe beinge wenysday his grace rode at aftre none to the 

Castle & dyd vewe hit & the Cyttie/ 

Item the fotemen toke the Canape for theyre ffee 

Item his grace & the quene dep^rtyd on fryday from lyncolne to Gaynsborowghe 

proceadinge forthe of the Cyttie w/th trumpetters herold« & his trayne/ in lyke 30 

case as his grace entryd/ savinge the Mayre/ the henchemen nor horssys of 

Estate were not there 

Item therle of Darbie bare the swerde that daye/ 

1541-2 35 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 
f 2 (3 October) 



'The admyssion Ad prvdictam \etam RicWus Cogyll admiss/tf fuit pro vno lez wayttef CiuitAtis 

of Richard 
Cogyll for a 
wayte of yeOty 



of Richard istius g^ ^ delib^ratrf est vnaw Cathenaw vocata a Cheyn argenti continent 40 

Cogyll for a 



24/ trayane: for trayne 

40/ vnaw Cathenaw: for vna Cathena 



172 LINCOLN 1541-2 

xxvij lez lynkrc & vnara crucew argenti & lohannes ffalken^r et willelmus 
yztes sunt plagii sui &c 

^headmyssion Aceciam ad pred'ictam \etam lohannes lambert admisswjr fuit pro vno lez 

of lohannes waytt« d/c/e Ciuittfto et delib^rattf est vnaw Cathenaw argenti vocata a Chevn 

wayte .. continens xxvij lez lynk« & vnaw crucew argenti oC Edwardus Dawson & 

theC Edmuwdus atkynson su;?t plegii sui &c 



; The admyssioO 
(..) Richard 
ableso*. 

■ ii the 



Preterm ad d/cfam \etam Kicardus ableson admisswi fuit pro vno lez waytttff 
Cmitatis predicte & ei del'ihernta est vnaw Cathena;;; argenti vocata a [chyn] 10 
Cheyn of Sylver & vnaw crucew argenti cotitinens eciam xxvj [ynkes et 
Edwardus Crosfeld est p\egius eius &c 



f 3v* (10 June) 



... nt Anne 
guyld as 
becyme 



It^m it is agreid that Mr yates and Mr Dighton schall dylygently vpon the 
Sonday next after Saynt lames day next bryng furth Saynt Anne Guyld and 
that eu^ry occupacion schall prepare them selffo for the same 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 109* (20 February 1541/2-19 February 1542/3) (Charges) 



[Item for [br] beryng vpp of the pagyaunte of 
saint Anne day & the morn aftur 
Item for brede & ayle to the pagiaunt berers at 
the mynster 



xx d. 
ijd.] 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
p 1^43] (18 September— 17 September) (Customary payments) 



Et sol//////;/ pro Cerothecw Emptis pro Mar/a et 
Angdo ex consuc///di//e in Aurora na/alis Aomin) 



vj d. 35 



5, 10/ vnaw Cathenam: /6rvna< athena 
18/ Sonday nexi ... lames day: 30 Ju 



LINCOLN 1541-3 173 

p [544] (Gratuities) 

Et solution thome watson Ianiton clausure in 
Regards pro horilogio et vexilla Reg/V ac Stella 
in Nocte Natalis domim et Alijs vj s. 5 



1542-3 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/2 

f 13* (24 September) 

'howy^t Sir hem it is agreid that Sir Will/^m Smyth prast and Will/'^m Kempe schall 

W risO& m>t ^ aue t ^ ie Commen Seale of this Cetye for to gether aboute in the Countrey 

kempe shall yerly for Saynt Anne Guyld and schall haue & be allowed ther Costes & 

nde for Saym charge of all suche Sorames of mony as they schall gether for the same 

Anne Guvld ? \ r \ i 

Guyld and also yerly an honest Reward for ther paynes and accompte yerly 
of all suche Somes of mony as they schall gether to the mayor of this Cetye 
for the tyme beyng/ 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 112v (19 February 1542/3-18 February 1543/4) (Expenses) 

[hem for bryyng vp the pageant of Bethelem [xx d.] vj d. 

hem for kydd« xx d. bred & aill at mynster at 

saint Anne tyd ij d. Sum xxij d. 

hem for cheis xiiij d. for iiij dossyn caykes to 

Chra/ofer brampston iiij s. Sum v s. ij d. 

hem for ij dossyn bred & a halff ij s. vj d. 

hem to lames lovday for lyghttyng the gyld 

candyll at mynsttr iiij d. 

hem paid to the mynstrellw iij d.] 



10 



20 



25 



30 



$5 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 
P [587] (17 September— 16 September) (Customary payments) 

Et solutum pro cerothecis Empzis pro mar/a & 

Angflo ex consuetudine in Aurora Natal/V domim vj d. 40 



174 Lincoln 1542-5 

p [588] (Gratuities) 



Et so\utum thome watson Ianitori Clauswre 

in Regards pro horilog/0 et vexilla Reg/V ac 

pro Stella in Nocte Natalis domim et Aliis vj s. 

Et in tot dentfrijs solutum pro Expens/V circa 

coronac/onwz beate marie hoc Anno iij s. viij d. 



1543-4 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/2 

f 15v (20 October) 

'ffor Saynt Item it is agreid yat Gregory Clerk & Iohn orwell schall haue the Cowmen 

Anne Guyld $ ea ] e f tms Cytye for one hole yere fro Cawdylmas next to gether for Saynt 
Anne Guyld for xxvj s. viij d. vpon Sufficient Suortye and that ye seid 
Gregory & Iohn orwell schallnot gather within the Cytye ne within the 
Subberbb^ of the same 



1544-5 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1/1/ 1/2 

f 30v (26 September) 

Item it is agreid in this seid Cowmen Counccll that the seid 1 homas 
Wryght mayir schall haue towards the releyfl & mayntenance of his house 
kepyng the tyme of his maraltye the Some often pounds & xxxiij s. iiij d. 



20 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/5 

p [629]* (16 September 1543-21 September 1544) (Customary payments) 

Et so\utum pro Cerothec/V empt/5 pro maria et 25 

Angelo ex cowsuetudVne in Aurora Natal is dominj vj d. 



p [631] (Gratuities) 

Et so\utum Thome watson Ianitor/ Clausari in 
Regardo pro horelog/'o Et vexilla Reg/> ac pro Stella 
in aurora natalis domim et aliis vj s. 



35 



LINCOLN 1544-8 

for rewards of mynstryllw and also ij ffraunchest men to be brought oute 
of the libertyes of this Citye/ 



175 



1546-7 

City Council Minute Book 

f 44v (13 June) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



liem it is agreid that the procession & Sight vpon the Sonday next after 
Saynt Anne Day, schalbe brought furth as haith ben in tymes past and that 
eufry occupacyon schall pay to the same as haith ben accustomed 



f 45v (14 September) 

ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that Chm/ofer Brampston 
nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the 
mayntenance of his house kepyng the Some often pounds & xxxiij s. iiij d. 
for rewards of mynstryll^f with iiij ffraunchest men to be taiken oute of 
the libertyes of this Cytye and also di. tuwne of wyne of the charge of 
the Cowmen Chambre/ 



20 



1547-8 

City Council Minute Book 

f 47 (3 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



25 



ieweytt« at this present lete or lawday Richard Cogle Alexander Cogle & Thomas 

Calbeck were admytted waytt« of this Cytye and ther lyu^reys & wag« to 
be appoynted them at the next Cowmen Councell vpon a newe [warnyng]/ 30 
Cowmunycacion/ 



(Tor Master 
mayor« Crye 



f 47v (10 October) 

It is agreid that Master mayor schall make his Crye vpon friday next/ and 
y^t eufry man gyve attendance therunto accordyng to ye Custome/ 



35 



9-10/ Sonday next ... Anne Day: M July 154 
36/ friday next: / 7 October 1547 



176 



[Sit will&zm 
Smyth] 

plate Iuell« & 
ornament« of 
Saynt Anne 
Guyld 



LINCOLN 1547-9 

f 48v* (5 November) 

hem it is agreid that Henry Sapcote alderman schall [bryg] brvng Inne 
to the Guyldhall the Inuentorye of the Iuellw plate & ornaments lately 
belongyng to the process/on for Saynt Anne Sight and that the same Iuell« 
plate or ornaments schalbe Sold to thuse of the Cowmen Chambre/ 



f 52v (14 September) 

ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that George Stamp nowe 
elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the mayntenance 
of his house kepyng the Some of ten pounds & xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards 
for mynstryllw with iiij ffraunchest men to be taiken oute of the libmyes of 
this Cytye "and also di. tu/me of wyne of the charge of the Cowmen chambre/ 



1548 
a Inventory of the Cathedral Vestry bl: Lansdowne ms 207D 
f 331 



20 



Item a Cope of veluet w/th Rolls and Clouds ordeyn'd for the barne Bishopp, 
w/'th this Scripture The highway is best./ 



f 336 



Item a Cope of Purple Colour lor children w/'th an Orfrey of cloth of gould. 
Valde Debil/'i 






so 



llor Mastei 
mayor 



1548-9 

City Council Min ute Book la: 1.1/1/1/2 

f 62v (14 September) 

ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion thai \Yill/'</m yaxtes nowe 
electyd & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the mayntenance 
of his house kepyng the Some ot ten pounds and xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewardo 
for in \ nst i \ 1 1< v and di. tuftne of Wyne ol the Charge of the Commen 
Chambre of this Cytye and also iiij ffraunchest nun to be taiken oute 






he highwa) is best: in bold, oversized script 



LINCOLN 1548-50 

of the libertyes of this Cytye within vij yeres next after the dayte of this 
Cowmen Congregacion/ 



177 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: D/V/2/2a 
f [11]* (16 September— 15 September) (Gratuities) 

Et soiutum pro Cerothecis in Aurora Natalis Domini 



vj d. 



1549-50 

City Council Minute Book 

f 65 (15 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



The waitt« 
& for ther 
lyuereis & 
wag«/ 



ffor the waittes 
Colers/ 



Suortye for 
Richard Cogle 
Color 



Item it is agreid in this seid Cowmen Councell that Richard Cogle Edward 15 
Liberd and Alexander Cogle mynstrell^ schall be the waittey of this Cytye 
and schall haue the/r lyutreis of the Costes of the Cowmen Chambre and 
that they schall goo nyghtly from hensfurth vnto aester next and that [eu^ry] 
eu^ry alderman of this Cytye schall pay towards the/r wages for ye halff 
yere xij d. eu^ry scheryff & scheryffo- pere viij d. & eu^ry person that is 20 
or haith ben Chamb^rland iiij d. and all other persons in abilytye to be 
assessed by Master mayr for and towards the payment of the seid wages 
of the seid waytt^f/ 

Item it is agreid that fromhensfurth Master mayor for the tyme beyng schall 25 
se furth Cuwmyng the iij Colers for the waittw and delyu^r the same to the 
next mayor at his goyng furth of his office/ 



at this Cowmen Councell Nicholas ffawken^r becowmyth Suortye for Richard 
Cogle Color of SyWer/ 



30 



f 67 (4 December) 



.1 \ettK scut id 
Mr Wryght 



Item it is agreid that a Chamb<?rland schalbe sent with a lettre to Thomas 
wryght alderman vnto Bawtrey for his repayryng home Iwmedyatly. to gyve 
vp the verdytt of the grett inquest & for the dehoi^ry of ij of the wayttef 
Colers whiche he haith kepyng or e\\es yat a ffyne to be sett vpon his heade 
for the Same, whiche lff/re was Iwmedyatly made & wryten in the seid 



>5 



1 8/ aester next: 6 April 1 550 

36/ Bawtrey: Bawtry, Yorkshire Wat Riding 



178 



LINCOLN 1549-52 

Chambre and assigned w/t/7 thand« of the seid mayor & aldermen with 
other aldermen then present 



fFor Master 
mayor 



f 77v (14 September) 

ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that Edm/md Atkynson 
nowe elected & Sworn the mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the 
mayntenance of his house kepyng the Some often pounds and xxxiij s. 
iiij d. for rewards of mynstryll^ and di. tuwne of wyne of the Charge of 
the Cowmen Chambre of this Cytye and also iiij ffraunchest men to be 
taiken oute of the liberties of this Cytye/ 



in 



1550-1 

City Council Minute Book 

f 85 (14 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



Itmi the seid dey & yere it is agreid by the seid mayor aldermen & others 
aforseid that the seid Iohn ffawken^r Sworn mayor schall haue towards the 
mayntenance of his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye x li. & xxxiij s. 
iiij d. for rewards of mynstryllw & di. tu//ne[e] of wyne of the Charge of 
the Cowmen [Char] Chaumbre & iiij ffraunchest men to be taiken oute 
of the libmyes of this Cytye/ 



1551-2 

City Council Minute Book 

f 89 (8 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



fifor ij weyt« Itmi it is agreid that the ij waytw schall haue ther lyu^reys of the Costo of 
ye Cowmon Chambre & to weare ij Sylw Colers So that they fynd Suortye 
to restore them agayn, vnto Master mayor 



15 



25 



Ml 



f 94v (14 September) 



^ 



Yt is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that Willwm Hochynson nowe 
elected &C Sworn mayor ol this Cytye schall haue towards the mayntenance 
o( his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye the Souk ol x li. cv xxxiij s. 
iiij d. for rewards of mynstryll« ffyve rrw/rkr.v towards ye officers Iviwreys 40 



LINCOLN 1551-4 179 

di. tuwne of Gascoyngn wyne of ye Cowmen Chambre & iiij ffraunchest 
men to be taiken oute of ye libertyes of this Cytye/ 



1552-3 5 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 

f 97v (3 November) 

the waytes Edward Liberd & , ,, c ^ • /- __ 

' ar admytted the ij waytt« or this Cytye 

wilh^m (blank) piper J io 

The wayt« memorandum that the seid waytt« haith received ij Colers of Sylwr conteynyng 

Colers either of them xxxj ri lynk# & one Schuycchon waying either of them iiij vnces 

Suortyes for lie m that John Stowe toke in hand & became Suortye for ye Color delyu^ryd i 5 

ye Colors tQ ii Derc i & Robert Burgh Suortye for ye Color delyu^ryd to Will/^m (blank) 

ye piper/ 



f 103v (14 September) 20 

Ytt is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that Thomas Emonson nowe 
elected & sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the mayntenance 
of his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye the Some of x li. & xxxiij s. 
iiij d. for rewards of mynstryll^ ffyve markes towards the officers lyu^reis 25 
di. tuwne of Gascoigne wyne of ye Cowmen Chambre & also schall haue 
iij of his frend« or kynsmen to haue the ffraunches & liberties of this Cyty 
frely whersoeu^r they dwell & [oth] iiij fraunchest men to be taiken oute 
of the libmyes of this Cytye/ 



1553-4 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 

f 106v (15 November) 

the waytt« ffirst it is agreid that the waytttt schall contynue & schall haue the lyufreys 

of rede clothe as they had ye last yere of ye Qosx.es of ye Cowmen Chambre 
and also schall haue ther waig« of eu^ry ald^rmaw scheryff & others as they 
had in ye seid last yere 



30 



35 



40 



180 



Saynt Anne 
Guyld 



LINCOLN 1553-4 
f 1 10 (6 July) 

ffirst it is agreid that Saynt Anne Guyld v/hh corpus chr/m play schalbc 
broughtfurth & playd this yere and that eu^ry Crafts ma» schall bryng 
furth ther padgeons as haith ben accustomed and all occupacions to be 
contributoryes in payment of ther monye towards ye same as schalbe assessed 



f 112 (14 September) 

Yt is agreid & enacted in this Cowmen Congregacion that William Rotheram 
nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the 
mayntenance of his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye the Some of x li. 
& xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of mynstryllrc ffyve markes towards the officm 
lyu^reis di. tuwne of Gascoigne Wyne of ye Cowmen Chambre iiij rrraunchest 
men to be taiken oute of ye libertyes of this Cytye & iij of his hendes to haue 
ther ffraunchesse of this Cytye frely whersou^wr they dwell 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book 

f 120v* 



la: LCL/5009 



in 



15 



20 



layng owt for ye pachgan at Saint Annes 
pament« hem pade to Spede ye earner for makynge off ye paghan 

hem pade for nallw & drynke to ye carvers 
hem pade to wyWiam lytyll for panttyng ther off ye hede 
& the stare* 

hem [Reseuyd] pade to the scheperdes on SantAndaye 
hem pade for drynge to ye bereres of ye pagane 



iij s. ij d. 
iij d. 

ij s. 

xviij d. 
iij d. 



25 



f 121 = 



JO 



hem pade in ye seconde & thwrde [ye] yere ott Ryne off owre 

Soffarand lawarde &: ladye kynge & [g] qwyene ofl Eyngland 

fifransse [arlande napyll« &c so ton he 

hem pade to Roberte [onsone on schant aney daye laste 

paste for yc Rowme ofl ye paggyene all ye yre a fore pasi iiij d. 

hem pade for berynge of ye paggane ot Sani anexdaye last 

to vj feloww ij s. 

hem pade for a ( )orde to ye stryi iiij d. 

hem pade for tak<> & pacthrede ij d. 

hem p.ulc for dryncke & brede to w berara viij d. 



LINCOLN 1554-5 

1554-5 

City Council Minute Book 

f 115v (25 October) 



181 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



Itmi it is agreid that Thomas Wynt^rborn schall haue ye Cockplace in Saynt 5 
Martyn p^risshe & an other peice of void ground at pult^rhill next the hye 
way ther for suche yerly rent & for somany yeres as schalbe thought meit by 
"Master Mayor &C ij of his brethern thald^rmen of this Cytye/ 



f 116 

the Colers/ memorandum delyu^rd the iiijth day of ffebruarij annis predictis to Edward 

Liberd Iohn powler & Thomas Corbeck the iij wayttes of this Cytye iij Colers 
of SyWer weying xj vnces and Iohn Stowe Thomas newbye Smyth Will/^m 
Cannock & Robert Lyneh^m ar Suortyes for ye seid iij Colers, the gretyst 
Color conteynyng xxviij lyng« & a Skuchon the other xxvij lyng« & a 
Skuchon & the other xxvj \ynges & no Skuchon/ 



20 



Saynt Anne 
Guyld 



f 119v* (3 June) 

Item it is agreid that Saynt Anne Guyld schalbe broughfurth and that Master 
Mayor & the scheryfifo last beying schall stond in suche sorte & bryngfurth 
the same as haith ben hertofore accustomed and that Sir WilhVzm Smyth 
schall haue yerely v s. of ye Cowmen Chambre for his paynes y^t he schall 
taik aboute ye same & also schall haue v s. forgeven hym y^t he owith to 
this Cytye/ 



25 



30 



f 123v (24 September) 

fifor the mayor Itmi it is agreid & enacted in this Cowmen Counsell that George Porter nowe 
elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue towards the mayntenance 
of his howse kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xx li. & for rewards of 
mynstrell^ xxxiij s. iiij d. & towards the iiij officers lywreys ,v, marV.es di. 
tu;/ne of Gascoigne wyne iiij ffraunchest men oute of ye libertyes of this 
Cytye and iij ffraunchest men of his frendes whersou^r they dwell frely and 
also the rent Corn of the Lordschip of Canwyk peying Iiij s. iiij d. for ye 
yere [y] rent of the seid lordschip to ye Cowmen Chambre/ 



35 



40 



13/ iiij 1 ' 1 ... predictir. 4 February 1554/5 



38/ whersoucr. for whersoeurr 



182 Lincoln 1554-9 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 120v* 

layngw owt for ye paggane ye nyxte ye re afWr 

Item pad to ye iij schepmiej on SanrAnedaye xviij d. 

\x.em pade to ye bererrc off ye paggan on SantAnedaye ij s. 

Item payde for takxe j d. 

Item in alle j d. 

Item ffor howsrowme for ye paggane to Ihonsbne vj d. 

Item for dryngke to ye berars off ye paggane vj d. 



1555-6 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 

f 129 (24 September) is 

ffor the mayor« Itmi it is agreid in this Cowmen Counsell that Mr Iohn Hochynson nowe 
owse epyng elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue for his howse kepyng the 
tyme of his maraltye xx li. & for rewards of mynstryllrc xxxiij s. iiij d. & ,v, 
markes towards the iiij officers lyu^rey Gownes di. tu«ne of Gascoigne wyne :o 
& iiij fraunchest men to be taiken oute of the libertyes of this Cytye/ [& also] 



1556-7 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 25 

f 132v (14 September) 

yt is agreid in this Cowmen congregacion that Mr Thomas Grantham 
esquier nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Cytye schall haue for his howse 
kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xx li. & for rewards of mynstryll« xxxiij s. w 
iiij d. & ,v, markes towards ye iiij officers lyu^reys di. tu/me of Gascoigne 
wyne iiij fFraunchest men to be taiken oute of the libertyes of this Cytye & 
ye rent Corn of the Lordschip of Canwyk frely/ paying vj s. viij d. to ye 
rep^racions yeroU 

1558-9 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 

f 147 (22 September) 

wiui u m.ivoi Itmi it is agreid in this Cowmen Counsel! chat William Boodknap nowe 40 
elected schall haue xx li. of the Cowmen Chambre to the mayntennce of 

■tl/ mayntennce: for maytenance; superscript .1 omitted 



Lincoln 1558-60 183 

his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of 
mynstryll« & v markes towards the officers lyu^reys di. tuwne of wyne alias 
Gascoigne wyne the rent Corn of the lordschip of Canwyk frely & iiij 
fraunchest men to be taiken oute of ye libertys of the Cytye and the seid 
William to bestowe w/t/?in his yere vj s. viij d. of ye reptf radons of ye seid 5 
lordschip &C pay for halff of ye dynn<?rs et ye Courts at Canwyk w/'t/nn his 
yere/ any acte hertofore made to the contrary notw/t/?standyng/ 

hem it is agreid that Mr Nicholas ffawkn^r mayor schall pay bere or allowe 
nothyng for the leace he haith in reumyons of Dygles Closes in consideracion 10 
of the weghty charges he haith ben put to in house kepyng the tyme of his 
maraltye [& otherwyse] but yai he schall haue allowed xx li. for his house 
kepyng duryng y^t tyme A oxxer & beside [&] xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of 
mynstrelW ,v, markes towards ye officers lyu^reys iiij li. for di. tuwne wyne 
ye rent Corn of ye lordschip of Canwyk & ye iiij fraunchest men and he to 15 
bestowe of ye reptf radons of the seid lordschip vj s. viij d. to bere ye halff 
charges of ye dynnm at Canwyk Courts for his yere, any acte hertofore made 
to the contrary notw/t/?standyng/ 



1559-60 

City Council Minute Book 

f 149 (14 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



for Sperryng of 
Shop wyndoue.s 
& kepyng 
smiant« &c 



hem that euery victualler schall Sparr Inne the Schoppw on the Sondays & 
other holy days when the Second peile schall ryng to s^ruyce and y^t none 
heraft^r keip any s^ruant^ or other p^rsones in ther howse at play or Idelly 
ther remaynyng in the tyme of devyne smiice on the same days vpon payn 
for eu^ry tyme vj s. viij d. 



25 



f 156v (14 September) 



30 



Master Mayor/ ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen congregacion Martyn hollyngworth nowe 
elected & Sworn Mayor of this Cytye schall haue xx li. of the Cowmen 
Chambre to the mayntenance of his howse kepyng the tyme of his maraltye 
xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of mynstrellw ,v, markes towards the officers 
lyu^reys di. tuwne wyne called Gascoigne wyne the rent Corn of the lordschip 
of Canwyk & iiij fraunchest men to be taiken oute of the lybertys of this 
Cytye and the seid mayor to bestowe within his yere vj s. viij d. of the 
rep^racions of this seid lordschip & pay for halff of ye dynn^rs at Canwyk 
Courts to be holden w/'t//in his vere/ 



40 



184 



The mayors 

crye/ 



conwnyng 
the waytt«/ 



LINCOLN 1560-2 

1560-1 

City Council Minute Book 

f 158v (10 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



Item it is agreid that the proclamacion of this Cytye called the Mayors Crye 5 
schalbe proclamed on Friday cumrae fortnyght and yax. attendance be geven 
at the same/ accordyng to the custome of this Cytye/ 

Item it is agreid that the wayttw schall goo accordyng to the custome yai is 
to sey/ from the feast of all halows vnto Candylmas and they to haue ther 10 
lyu^reys of the Charge of the Cowmen Chambre & suche wages of others 
as haue ben vsed 



f 162v (14 September) 

Master Mayor ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen Congregacion that Richard myln^r nowe 
elected & Sworn Mayor of this Cytye schall haue xx li. of the Cowmen 
Chambre to the mayntenance of his howse kepyng the tyme of his maraltye 
xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of mynstrellw ,v, vaarV.es towards the officers 
lyu^reys. di. tuwne of Gascoigne wyne the rent Corn of the lordschip or 
Canwyk & iiij fraunchest men to be taiken oute of the libmyes of this Cytye 
and the seid mayor to bestowe w/t/?in his yere vj s. viij d. of the rep^racions 
of the seid lordschip & pay for halff of the dynn^rs at Canwyk Courts to 
be holden w/t/;in his seid yere/ 



20 



1561-2 

City Council Minute Book 

f 163* (2 October) 



la: Ll/1/1/2 



ffor the wastes Item it is agreid yat the waytte; schall goo [et] &C schall haue ther liiuveys 
of the Cowmen Chambre and they to begyn to go yerely herafte?- the next 
mornyng after the leit Courte next after michelmas & to goo contynually 
to our ladye day thanuwcyacion yerly & to have yerely for ther wages of 
euery ald^rmaw xvj d. of etwry scheryfl & Sheryfl peare xij d. cV of euery 
chamtarland & charnbirland peare viij d. the one half} to be p///'il at C jystmas 
& ye other lull! at our ladye day thanu«cyacion yerely 



(0 



61 I ridaj ciunme fortnyght: .'' i October 1560 



LINCOLN 1561-3 185 

f 173v* (19 September) 

Itmi it is enacted in this Counsell that the seid will/^m Kent nowe Sworne 
mayor schall haue xx li. of the Cowmen Chambre to the mayntenance of 
his howse kepyng ye tyme of his maraltye xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards of 5 
mynstrelta v markes towards the officers lyu^reys di. tu«ne of gascoign wyne 
the rent Corn of ye lordschip of Canwyk for one yere & iiij ffraunchest men 
to be taiken oute of the libtrtyes of this Cytye & the mayor to bestowe 
within his yere vj s. viij d. of the rep^racions of the seid lordschip & pay for 
halff of the dynn^rs at Canwyk Courts to be holden within his seid yere/ 10 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 
f 125v* (21 September— 20 September) (Costs and expenses) 

15 

Et in den^rijs solum Iohawni Plumbe pedagogo scole 

gramwatical/V pro regardo suo quawdo discipule sui 

Ludebant cowmodum coram domino decano & alijs x s. 

Et in den<mjs solut/V pro Regardo daw tarn lusoribus 

domine Regine xiij s. iiij d. q«am duclsse suffolcie vj s. 20 

viij d. per concenswm totius cap/tali xx s. 



1562-3 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 2^ 

f 181 (25 September) 

Itmi it is enacted in this Counsell y^t Richard Carter nowe Sworn mayor of 
this Cytye schall haue xx li. of the Cowmen Chambre to the mayntenance 
of his howse kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards 30 
of mynstrell« ,v, markes towards the officers lyufrey gownes di. tunne of 
Gascoigne wyne the rent Corn of the lordschip of Canwyk for one yere & 
iiij fraunchest men to be taiken out of the libmyes of this Cytye he paying 
within his yere vj s. viij d. toward the reptfracions of the seid lordschip & 
also paying for halff of the dynn^rs at ye Courts at Canwyk to be holden 35 
within his yere 



17/ discipule: for discipuli 



186 



conccrnyn^ 

officers 

lyu*reys 



LINCOLN 1562-4 

f 184 (13 November) 

hem it is agreid in this Counsell yat ye officers of this Cytye called the 
mayors officeres schall haue ther lyu^rey gownes as haith ben accustomed 
and no lyu^rye Cotes and yat ther schalbe no mo Cote lywreys given to 
the waitt« but iij, any acte vse or custome hertofore made to the contrary 
notw/'t/?stondyng/ 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: D/V/2/2b 
f [5v]* (20 September- 19 September) (Costs and expenses) 

Et so\\xtum per mandatww capitali seruientibus et 
\\isoxibus tarn domim Robmi dudley x s. <\uam 
domim comit/V oxoniensis v s. pro Regards eis 
date in toto 



in 



XV s. 



1563-4 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/2 

f 185* (4 March) 

ftor a standyng hem agreid ytft a standyng play of some Storye of ye bibell schall be played 
P la > ij days this Sommer tyme and y^t Master mayor schall appoynt Mr ffulbeck 

Mr Cokkyt Mr Scolefeild Mr beu^rley Mr halleley & Mr wynt^rborn to 
gather what euery person wyll gyve to ye same play and the seid Mr ffulbeck^ 
advise Counsell & aide first to be taiken for the same/ 



20 



f 188v (16 September) 

Mr ffulbeck Ittrn it is agreid yat Thomas ffulbeck aldfrmaw schalbe allowed & haue i\ 

li. of ye Cowmen Chambre whiche he haith payd & leidfurth in & aboute 
the staige play by hym made this yere 



JO 



f 190 (18 September) 

hem n is enacted in this Counsell thai the seid John Hochynson Sworn 
mayor schall haue \\ li. of the Cowmen Chambre to the mayntenance of 40 
his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxxiij s. iiij d. tor reward*; oJ 
mynstrelkfv, markes towards thofficers lyu*reys di. turnie of Gascoign Wyne 



LINCOLN 1563-4 



187 



the rent Corn of the lordschip of Canwyk for one yere paying vj s. viij d. 
within his yere to ye rep^racions of the seid lordschip & paying for halff 
the dynn^rs at Canwyk Courts to be holden within his yere 



f 193' 



a note of the partlci...) the properties of the staig(...) played in the moneth 
of Iulij, anno Sexto reg(...> Regine Elizabeth &c in the tyme of the maraltye 
of Richard Carter whiche play was then played in brodgate in the seid Cyty 10 
and it was of the storye of Tobias in the old testament 



ffirst hell mouth with a neither Chap 
Item a prison with a Cou^ryng, 
Item Sara Chambre 



lying at Mr nortons house in 
the tenure of Will/^m Smart 



Item a greate Idoll with a Clubb 

Item a tombe with a Cou^ryng 

Item the Citie of Ierusalem with towers & pynacles 

Item the Citie of Raiges with towers & pynacles 

Item the [th] Citie of nynyvye 

Item the Kynges palace of nynyvye 

Item old Tobyes house 

Item the Isralytes house & the neighbures house 

Item the Kynges palace at Laches 



remanyng in Saynt 
Swythunes Churche 



Item a fyrmament with a fierye Clowde & a 

Duble Clowde in the custodye of Thomas ffulbeck aldfrmaw 



25 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/8 
f 129* (19 September— 17 September) (Costs and expenses) 



jo 



Et so\\xtum ad manus magistr'i subdecani pro 
regards per \psum dat# per mandatww? dominl 
decani smiientibwj' domini Robmi dudley 



vj s. exoneratur viij d. 35 



8/ panici ...): 18mm missing 
8/ staig<...>: 30mm missing 
9/reg<...>: 20mm missing 



188 



LINCOLN 1563-5 
f 129v* 



Et solmum ad manus ven^rabilis ffrancisci 
mallett decani per mandatum bznholomei 
halley pro regards dat<? lusoribus domine 
duciss^ Suff olcie vj s. viij d. & al/'/V lusoribus 
vj s. viij d. in toto 



xiij s. cxoneratur 



1 iiij d. 



1564-5 

City Council Minute Book 

f 8 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



10 



ffirst it is agreid in this Cowmen congregacion that Thomas ffulbeck nowe 
elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie schall haue towards the releyff of his 
house kepyng in the tyme of his maralty xx li. iiij s. for di. tu/me of Gascoigne 
Wyne xxxiij s. iiij d. for rewards to mynstrell« & iij li. vj s. viij d. towards 
the lyu^rey gownes of the Cowmen [Clerk] Chambre of this Citie... 



Wvllwm 
Cokkytt 

. ipher 
Hucchynsone 



List of Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs 

mb 5d (July) 



la: Diocesan Miscellaneous Roll i 



Memorandum Rychard Karter mayor 

thys yere was the ferthys cote bryge new repracionyd & a hows in sent marys 
p^ryche porchaed &C the claslyth chambre new repraonyd the clash th dure 
new mayd & the lowre by brafurth new mendyd & the kawsye to Brasbryge 
new castyng & mester hollynwharth thalderman dyschargyd or hys francys 
& of all offycys & broght in agayne by the desyre of noble men to hys (redone 
and no more at that tyme &C the storye of olde thobye was playd 



30 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 
f 152* (17 September— 16 September) (Costs and expenses) 

Et solutum xiij" die apr/lis 1565 pro Regards dato 
lusoribus domin'i comitw 1 eicestni per mandztum 
dominonim aichidiaconi Lincolniensis et Sabdecani 



\ S. 



2S 30/ thys yere ... was playd: added m red ink 
25/ repracionyd: for reparacionyd 



26 repraonyd: for reparacionyd 
. done: 2 minims in ws 



Lincoln 1564-c 1565 189 

f 152v* 

Et solutum per dictum Receptorwz hoc anno tarn ad 

manus venerabil/y viri archidiacom lincolniensis x s. 

quam ad manus venerabilis viri archidiacom Bedford 5 

x s. pro Regardo dato subpedagogo & pueris suis per 

mandatum totius capitali xx s. 

Et soluwm ad manus died venerabilis viri Iohawnis 

aelmer archidiacom L'mcolniensis pro Regardo daw 

Lusoribus domim Hunesdon hoc anno vj s. viij d. 10 

Et solutum domino decano pro Regardo dato Lusoribus 

domim Scrowpe hoc anno v s. 

Et solutum Robmo Pullayn vno nuweiorum capituW 15 

pro Regardo daw Lusoribus Domim Riche per mandatww 

magistri decani iij s . iiij d. 



20 



cl565 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 1 col r 

The first Senator 
The maker allmyghtye the ground of all grace 25 

Save this Congregation that be here present 
and bryng them all to the Celestyall place 
That with pacyens wyll here the effect of our intent 

The Second Senator 30 

oure intent & purpose is Auncyent customes to declare 
that haue ben vsed in this Citie manye yeres ago 
and nowe for to breake them we wysshe ye schuld beware/ 
for ther be grevous ponysshmentw for them yat wyll do soo 

35 
The thurd Senator 
At the tyme of Crystmas, myrthe haith ben made 
throughout all nacyons, of the Crystian faith 
and styll so to keip it, ye nede not be afrrayde 
for then, was our Savyour born as the Scripture saith 40 

15/ vno: for vni 



190 LINCOLN c 1565 



The first Senator 

1 At that tyme saith Saynt Iohn, appeared out p^rfight lyght 
and the Saveyor of all the world yat faithfully trust in hym./ 
Saynt luke in ye second Chapitor declaryng his strenght & myght 
therfore at that tyme, to be merye we wyssh ye schuld begyn/ 

The Second Senator 

2 The Aungell« with myrthe, the Schepmi« did obey 
when they Song, gloria in excelsis, in tuynes mystycall 

The byrd« with Solempnytye Song on euery Spray 10 

And the beasts for Ioye, made reu^rence in ther stall/ 

The thurd Senator 

3 Therfore with a contrite hart, let hus be merye all 

having a stedfast faith, & a love most, amyable 15 

disdaynyng no man of power greate nor Small 
for a crewell oppressor, is nothyng commendable 

The furst Senator 

1 Whatsoeufr [a] oppressor wyll be cruell & not merye make/ 20 
schal be sore fettered in a dongion full deip 

wherin is todes & nuteis with many a gret Snayk 
that place is so dark you schall not se your feite 

Second Senator 25 

2 Therfore Crystmas myrthe I wold ye schuld esteme 

and to feare god & schewe ye deid« of Charytye, boith maw &C wyff/ 
orellrc the people wyll assemble with weapons scherp & keene 
wherfore it wyll not prevaile to make any Stryfl 

>o 
Thurd Senator 

3 aganst that holye tyme, all good people do prepare 
aswell kyng« & Queries that is ol most noble byrth 
as also dukes erles & \ordes Royally wyll hire 

and Spend the tyme of Crystmas with love & myrthe 35 

col V 

The first SenatoO 
1 fforsomuch .is .ill degrees within this r(...> 

do highly esteym the tyme ol (>(...) W 

to breke yat honorable custom I wold none to(. ..) 
but Spend ye tyme in hearyng & folowyng god« (...) 



Lincoln c 1565-1566 191 

Second Senator 
That is the Cheiff cause hither we were sent 
to gyve the people warnyng to haue all thyng^ p^rfigOtly 
For they yat do not, breakyth Master mayors Comaundem(...) 
and accordyng to the ord^r, ponysshed must they b(..) 5 

Thurd Senator 
Therfore endeuor your selffo to haue all thyngw w(...) 
that no default be found neither of Riche nor p(...) 

but at that tyme help your neighbures as Saint lames d(. . .) io 

Refresshyng the pou^rtye yat Curamyth to ye do(...) 

ffirst Senator 
Breiffly we haue declared, theffect of om mynd 

and I do not doubt but you wyll haue it in reme(. . .) 15 

one neighbor, to an other, I wyssh ye schuld be kynde 
for ye tyme doith so Spend ned« we must goo for(. . .) 



The Second Senator 
here we cannot tarye the tyme passith (...) 
this mortall world is but van(...> 
all magistrates & Rulers we wold ye sch(...) 
walking in your va(. . .) 



The eternall Lord, hau(. 
vnto other places (...) 
power vpon you th( . . . ) 
he, yat all thyng(...) 



AmO 



20 



Th(...) 25 



30 



1565-6 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f lOv* (26 January) 35 

The staige play Itmi it is agreid yat ye staige play of the Storye of Tobye schall go forward 
& be played in whytson holye days next & the Cowmen Chambre to beare 
iiij li. towards charge therof & orderers of ye same to be appoynted by 
Master Mayor & his brethern 40 

38/ whytson holye days next: 2-8 June 1566 



192 Lincoln 1565-6 

TheWatche It«n in considerac/on that all men or this Citie accordyng to the statute 

to be Kept ma y naue [ n a re dynes ther harnes & munytion that the Watche accordyng 

to the auncyent custome of this Citie may be kept the Sonday next before 

thassension day with men in harnes and the Sheryffo the CheifT Constables 

& vndf rconstables of this Citie to see the same done 5 



f 15 (14 September) 

In this Cowmen Congregacion it is agreid that Lyon Ellys nowe elected 
& Sworn mayor of this Citie schall haue towards the releyff of his house 
kepyng the tyme of his maralty xx li. & for di. tuwne of gascoign Wyne iiij li. 
& for rewards of mynstryll^ xxxiij s. iiij d. and towards thorTic*rs iij li. vj s. 
viij d. of the Cowen Chambre... 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 
f I65v* (16 September- 15 September) (Costs and expenses) 

Et in regards date* per mandatww domim decani 20 

et residensiar/orara eccesie predicte lusor' lohanms 

Byron miliar me«sw Decembris 1565 iiij s. 

Et solutum williwo Saunderson pedagogi schole 

graramatice tarn pro regards ei date pro lusiowe 

coramodij cum pueris suis q«am pro cuszibus et 25 

expens/V suis circa eund^w supportat/V ut patet 

per billam xlvij s. vj d. 



jo 



f 166* 

Et solutttw Roberto pullayn pro regardo per \psum dato 

Lusoribus domim Strange per mandatww capitttli v s. 

Et solutum magistro ffirancisco Malett decano ecckrie 

cathedralis predicte pro Regardo per ipsum date >5 

seruientibus domine regine vocatw the quenes players 

hoc anno vj S. \ iij d. 



3— 4/ the Sonda) ...day: Rogation Sunday, 19 May 21/ cccesir. for eccl 

23/ pedagogi: '<" ped 



Lincoln 1566-8 193 

1566-7 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 20 (25 September) 

allowance ffirst in this Cowmen Counsell it is agreid & enacted that wher Edward 

Halleley nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie for ye yere next 
folowying doith inhabit in suche place in the Citie So yat it is thought 
in this Cowmen Counsell that he schall be at greater charge in his house 
kepyng then of late any mayor hath ben, that he schall haue more by x li. 
towards ye charge of his house kepyng then others the mayors of late 10 
tyme haue had that is to sey xxx li. & for di. tuwne Gascoign wyne iiij li. 
& for rewards of mynstrelk* xxxiij s. iiij d. and towards thofficm lyu^rey 
gownes iij li. vj s. viij d.... 



Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/3 
f 33* 

will^/mws Bede 

r [I] dimittituxl? Henricus dent 20 

Thomas watemaw 

Antonius Ellys 

lud^bawt in domo Arthuri Wilsonrie die domixiica tempore cXiumorum 

xxij° marcij 1567 apud Ymcolniam dent citatus now (...) ceteri quesiti no/z 

de viijs et modis/ postea dent comparuit et fatetur/ habet recognoscere die 25 

domimca proxima et recitare. postea domixius cum monic/'owe euw dimisit 

1567-8 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 22v* (24 November) 30 

a Staige P lay Itmi it is agreid that the staige play of the Storye of old Tobye conteyned in 
& ve watche ^ Q \^ testame nt schalbe played at the feast of penticost next cuwmyng 
and that the Citie schall beare towards the Charge therof vj li. xiij s. iiij d. 
And also that the watch yerly herafttr schalbe keipt the Sonday next aft^r 35 
holy Thuresday and euery person to haue & provide harnes to be Shewed 
in the same for his \nx\des & goodw accordyng to the Statute therof made 
& provided 



33/ the feast of penticost ... cu/wmyng: 6 June 1568 
35-6/ the Sonday ... Thuresday: 30 May 1568 



194 



LINCOLN 1567-9 



f 24v (8 May) 



willwm 
huddylston 
graunted x s. & 
an Inuentoryc 
to be made of 
ye Implements 
vtenseli«& [gr] 
gere of guyld« 
& plays/ 



Itsn wher wiWiam huddylston belman & Cryer of the Courts haith ben long 
sick & is nowe poore & aged & also charged with Children, it is agreid in 
consideracion therof that he schall haue towerd his releyff in reward of the 
Cowmen chambre x s., and that George porter &C George Stamp wiWiam 
gadknap martyn mason Iohn Welcome aldermen & the Cowmen Clerk 
of this Citie schall viewe & make an Inuentorye of suche Implements 
/vtensells 1 Stuff & gere as the seid wiWiam huddylston haith in custodye 
of [f ] any guylds or plays/ 



f 26 v (14 September) 



allowance ffirst in this Cowmen Congregacion it is agreid & enacted that John Walcome is 

nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie for ye yere next folowying schall 
haue all suche allowance as master mayor had graunted by Cowmen Counsell 
towards the greate charge of his house kepyng the tyme of his maralty that is to 
sey xxx li. & for di. tuwne gascoigne Wyne iiij li. & for rewards of mynstrells 
xxxiij s. iiij d. and towards thofficm lyus-ey gownes iij li. vj s. viij d.... 



20 



1568-9 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 33v* (5 March) 






Sayni Amu Itsn it is agreid y^t all ye geares of Saynt Anne guyld remanyng in the seid 

guyld geares to tenement schall be laid & keipt in the Lower Chambre in the cuvldhall and 
be laid in A r _ . • # c j 

( hambrc in ye ye same Chambre schalbe repayred & amendyd tore the same with Spede 

n,ll 



>o 



f 40 (14 September) 



ffirst in this Cowmen Congregacion it is agreid & enacted that nwmn mason 
nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie lor the yere next folowyng schall 
haue all suche allowance lor his house house kepyng in the tyme ol his 
maraltye as master mayor yet beying had graunted in the last Cowmen 
congregacion holden in the feast of ye exaltation of ye holy crossc anno \ mo 
regni Regine Elizabeth predict? yift is to sey xxx li. & lor di. tunne gascoiygne 
wyne iiij li. & for rewards of mynstrells xxxiij s. iiij d. & towards thoflicm 40 
lyuerey gownes iij li. vj s. viij d — 



Lincoln 1569-71 195 

1569-70 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/3 

f 50v (14 September) 

ffirst in this Cowmen Congregacion it is agreid & enacted that John Wylson 5 
nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie for the yere next folowyng schall 
haue for his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxx li. &C for di. tuwne 
of wyne called gascoign wyne iiij li. & for rewards of mynstrell^ xxxiij s. 
iiij d. and towards thoffic^rs lyu^rey gownes iij li. vj s. viij d 



1570-1 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 59 (14 September) 



in 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 

f 213* (18 September— 17 September) (Customary payments and expenses) 

Et so\uium ad manus magistrl archidiaconi 

lAncolniensis pro Regards daw Lusor ibus domini 

comitis w'igornie vj s. viij d. 



f 213v* 20 

Et solutum magistro Iohawni aelmer et magistro 
Todd pro Regards dato seruientibus domine Regine 
vocatw the quenes playr^ xx s. 



25 



30 



ffirst in this Cowmen congregac/on aforeseid it is agreid & enacted that 
Thomas Sawson nowe elected & Sworn mayor of this Citie for the yere next 
folowyng schall haue for his house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxx li. 
& for halff a tunne gascoigne wyne iiij li. & for rewards of mynstrell^ 
xxxiij s. iiij d. & towards the iiij officers lyu^rey gownes iij li. vj s. viij d 35 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 145v (14 February 1570/1-14 February 1571/2) (Expenses) 



40 



Et de pccxxnijs similiter per ipros computanto solutw 



196 Lincoln 1570-2 



pro prand/0 ibidem facto viz. pro xj gallin/V iiij s. 

zribus porculw ij s. vij d. vno quarten'o le mutton x d. 

vno le busshell wheate v s./ xx gallonibus smiisie iiij s. 

ij d. wode & cole iij s. viij d. sewolt iij d. currens xij d. 

iiij ouncijs pepper xij d. duabus libris lez Raysyns [xvj d.] 

& duabus libris lez preynes xvj d. cloves & mace v d. 

saunders j d. sugar iiij d. mustarde v d. honnye j d. 

yeaste iiij d. pane vj d. xxvj s. 

Et de pecunijs similiter solutw pro prand/o predicto per 

predictum Ioh/zwzem Stowe viz. pro iiij gallin/> xviij d. 

iiij lez quarter mutton iiij s. iiij d. pro le beiff viij s. 

vj d. sake vj d. bere iij s. cher cole vj d. wyne viij d. 

pane xij d. Musicis iij d. butir^ ij caikw x d. currens 

iiij d. alliger j d. in toto x\j s. vj d. 



1571-2 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/3 

f 66 (20 September) 



15 






Item it is agreid & enacted in this Counsayle that William Kent nowe elected 
& Sworn mayor of this Citie for ye yere next folowying schall haue for his 
house kepyng the tyme of his maraltye xxx li. & for di. tuwne of gascoigne 
wyne iiij li. &C for rewards of mynstrellw xxxiij s. iiij d., and towards the 
iiij officers lyu^rey gownes iij li. vj s. viij d 25 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 1 48v* (14 February 1571/2-14 February 1 5 ~. 






Iidem Computanto petunt allocari de pecunijs per ipsos 

solum tarn pro prandio q»am alijs tki: viz./ pro smiisia 

ap«d le corriers ijab«i vicibus viij d. willc/mo hesill iij s. 

viij A.I pro pane & smiisia Aia vice wj d. pro quatuor 

anceiibus iij s. iiij d./ pro vndecim galinis iiij s. viij d. duas 35 

lez caykes burin- x d. vnwn le peck salt di. vj d./ vnum 

le peck [Barley] ordei iij d. vnum le kildcrkvn bere iij s. 

vnum le quarter beii viij s. viij d./ pro septem gahonibus 



1/ ibidem: on the election day, 14 February i 10/ lohanncm Stowe: a guild master 

I )l iiij s., xviij J., viij d.: subtotals in account 32/ prandio: held on tin- election day, 15 February 
paragraph underlined 1 5 



LINCOLN 1571-4 197 

smiisie ij s. iiij d. vnum modium frument/ & le gryndinge 

v s. ij d./ vnum ovem &C quarterium & duas libras le sewet 

vj s. x d./ pro quatuor porculw iij s. x d. pro smiisie empta 

de uxore Thome Gough xx d. vnum le doss^w pomis xij d. 

pro smiisie empta de vxore Nicholas Troton xij d. pro spice 5 

empt' de Thoma Hanson ij s. viij d. pro [gr] Musterd aleger 

& candel/V iiij d. pro le pewter accomodat' de Cuthbmo 

wilson iiij d. pro ca r bonibus xij d. pro bosco ij s. viij d. 

&C in regards Musicis xiij d. Necnon clmco scribenft hunc 

compotum vj s. viij d. in tow lxiij s. vj d. 10 



1572-3 

City Council Minute Book la: LI/ 1/1/3 

f 76 (26 September) 15 

Itmi yt ys enacted at this cowmen councell that Edmund Knyght nowe 
elected & sworne maior of this Citie for the yere next folowyng shall haue 
towards his house kepeyng the tyme of his maraltie xxx li. & for halff a [d] 
tune of gascoigne wyne iiij li. & for rewards for mynstrellf5 xxxiij s. iiij d. 20 
and towards iiij officers lyu^ry gownes iij li. vj s. viij d 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 

f 245v* (21 September— 20 September) (Costs and expenses) is 

Et solutww magistro \ohanni TElmer archldiacono 
L'mcolniensis pro regards per ipsum datum lusoribus 
domine Regine v s. 



$0 



1572-4 

St Martin s Churchwardens' Accounts la: L 1/5/ 12 

f 1 9 (16 April 1572- 1 6 April 1574) 

It^m they are likewise charged w/th the sowme of 

xvj s. by them received for the maypoull Crosse stones 

& troughe &e xvj s. 



2/ duas: d corrected over v 36/ thev: Cuthbert Wilson and John Holden, 

3, 5/ smiisie: ^»rseruisia churchwardens for the turn years 

4/ pomis: for pomorum 



35 



198 



LINCOLN 1573-6 

1573-4 

Inventory of Edward Hogge la: IN V 58/215 

single sheet* (16 August) (In the kitchen) 

hem certayne Instruments for musyke 



xx s. 5 



1574-5 

City Council Minute Book 

f 89v (24 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



in 



an order 
towchyng 
towchyng the 
allowanc« of 
mr porter 
maior elect 
the ryme of 
his maialtie 



ffirst yt ys agreyd &C enacted at this cowmen Councell that George porter 
nowe elected & sworne maior of this Citie for the yere of his maraltie shall 
haue towards his house kepeyng this said next yere thirtie pounds and for 
di. a tune of gascoigne wyne iiij li. and for rewards of mynstrells xxxiij s. 
iiij d. & towards the fower officers lyu^ry gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 
f 269v* (19 September- 18 September) (Costs and expenses) 

Et so\\xium Iohanm Wyncle vaagistvo scole gramatiaz/w 
pro penis &C diligenrw suis in le settinge forth of dyume 
plays hoc anno per mandatww capitali 



\x\ I s. VU) 



20 



25 



[yuerycs tor 
the wa) ii' a 



1575-6 

City Council Minute Book 

f 93 (10 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



\x.em yt ys agreyd that there shalbe hereafter nomo lviwrv cotes gifFen to the 
waytts of this Citie but onely thre Wxxery cotes & in mony accordyng to the 
anscient orders of this Citie 



(0 



mastei maior 
his allowaiu a 



f 97v (24 September) 



35 



ffirst yt ys ordred at this cowmen Councell that mr Skolfeyld nowe elected & 
sworne maior of this Citie for that this vs the secund tvme of his maraltie 
shall A haue all suche lyke allowance as mr porter nowe maior haithe or 



1 3 — 1 4 m / towchyng towchyng: dittography 



LINCOLN 1575-8 



199 



had graunted that ys to sey/ xxj quarters of barly to be bought by the 
chamberlane of the southe ward & delyu£?ed to hym w/thin one halff yere 
next after his entry to the office/ and xl li. in mony/ and also shall haue 
lykewyse allowed for halff a tune of gascoigne [wyf] wyne iiij li. and towards 
the charge of mynstrellwxxxiij s. iiij d./ Towards the officers gownes lxvj s. 
viij d 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/6 
f 280* (18 September— 16 September) (Costs and expenses) 



10 



Et so\\xtum magistro Gregorio Garthe Cancellario eccl^ie 
predicte pro regards per \psum dato Lusoribus domim 
Comitis Essex camantibus in choro eccl^ie predicte per 
vnandazum domim decani 



X S. 15 



1576-7 

City Council Minute Book 

f 100* (5 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



:n 



an order 
towchyng 
crystenmas 
myrthe/ 



Itfm yt ys agreyd that Cristenmas myrthe shalbe proclamed in ten or xij plac« 
where the officers shall thynke mete/ And cxxery Alderman & other that haue 
borne the office of sheryffe & chamberlane shall ryde w/'th the officers or 
e\\es fynd A man & a horse to ryde w/th the officers the same dayes in payne 
of xij d. to be payd to the vse of the comen chamber for euery default 



2S 



master maior 
allowance 



1577-8 

City Council Minute Book 

f 108v (14 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



30 



Itmi yt ys agreyd at this cowmen Councell that mr wynterburne elected & 
sworne maior of this Citie shall haue allowd of the Cowmen Chamber towards 
the charge & expenses of his house kepeyng the tyme of his maraltie the some 
of thirtie pounds w/th other allowance of wyne & grane & other charge as 
those that haue bene ons maior haue had that ys to sey/ xxj quarters of barly 
bought & to be delyuered to the said maior by the chamberlane of the southe 
ward in manner &C furme as ys appoynted by a comen councell maid in the 
tyme of the maraltie of george porter alderman. And also that the said maior 
shall haue allowed iiij li. for halff a tune of gascoigne wyne for mynstrell^ 
xxxiij s. iiij d. for & towards the charge of four \yuery gownes iij li. vj s. viij d. . . . 



40 



200 



LINCOLN 1578-81 



the maior his 
allowance 



1578-9 

City Council Minute Book 

f 113v (16 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



Itmi it ys agreyd at this cowmen Councell that mr marxyne Mayson maior 
elect shall haue for the tyme of his maraltie allowd to hym of the cowmen 
Chamber aswell for his dyet & other his hospitalitie housekeypyng & 
wynes & other charge suche allowance as those that haue bene two tymes 
maior of this Citie accordyng to a cowmen councell maid in the tyme of 
the maraltie of george porter alderman that ys to sey xl li. in mony for his 
housekepeyng xxj quarters of barly to be bought by the chamberlane of 
the southe ward And also shall haue allowance for half! a tune of gascoigne 
wyne iiij li. and towards mynstrell« xxxiij s. iiij d. And towards the officers 
gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



the .illowanc« 
for mastei 
maior elect 
this vere/ 
1580/ 



1579-80 

City Council Minute Book 

f 119 (20 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



ffirst it ys agreyd that mr hawkrc nowe elected maior & sworne shall haue 
allowed for this yere of his maraltie towards the charge of his house suche 
allowance as ys sett down by common councell in the tyme of the maraltie 
of mr george porter alderman that ys to sey xxx li. in mony towards the 
charge of his house for wynes to be layd in his house before Christemas & 
ther to be spent in tyme of his maraltie xiiij li. viz lor di. a butt of malvesy 
& di. a butt of sacke x li. & for halff a tune of gascoigne wyne iiij li./ ffbr 
mynstrell« xxxiij s. iiij d. for the foure Sess/ones dyners Iiij s. iiij d. viz tor 
euery dyner xiij s. iiij d. for & towards officers gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



30 



master maior 
allowance 



1580-1 

City Council Minute Book 

f 125 (23 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



[tern vt ys also agreyd in this cowmen Councell chat willwm kent elected 
maior sworne shall haue allowed for this yere ol his maraltie toward*! the 
charges of his house as vs sett down cv agreyd vpon by common councell 
in the tyme of george porter alderman & late maior/ viz Sortie pounds in 
mom towards the charge* of his house/ And for wynes to be layd in his w 
house before Christenmas this yere[ly] & ther to be spent in the tyme of 
his maraltie xiiij li. viz for di. a butt ol malvesej & di. a butt ol sacke \ li. 
And for half? a tune of gascoigne wyne iiij li. also for mynstrellw xxxiij s. 



LINCOLN 1580-6 201 

iiij d. ffor the foure Sessiones dyners liij s. iiij d. viz for euery dyner xiij s. 
iiij d. And for & towards the officers gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



1581-2 

City Council Minute Book 

f 130v (26 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



the maior« 
allowance 



Item yt ys agreyd in this cowmen councell that mr Iohn Emonson nowe 
elected maior & sworne shall haue allowed for this yere of his maraltie 
towards the charge of his house as ys sett down by common councell in 
the tyme of the maraltie of george porter alderman/ that ys to sey/ thirtie 
pounds in mony towards the charge of his house beyng the first tyme of 
his maraltie & for wynes to be layd in his house yerely before christenmas 
& ther to be spent in the tyme of his maraltie xiiij li. viz. for a halff but 
of malvesey [x li.] And halff a butt of sack x li./ And for halff a tune of 
gascoigne wyne iiij li./ for mynstrellrc xxxiij s. iiij d./ ffor the foure Sessiones 
dyners liij s. iiij d. viz for eu^ry dyner xiij s. iiij d./ And also for & towards 
the officers gownes lxvj s. viij d 



master maior 
his allowance 



1582-3 

City Council Minute Book 

f 135v (24 September) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



Item yt ys further agreyd in this cowmen councell that mr Robert Rushefurthe 
nowe maior elect & also sworne shall haue allowed for this tyme of his 
maraltie towards the charge of his house kepeyng as ys lymyted & appoynted 
by cowmon councell sett downe in the tyme of the maraltie of george porter 
alderman diseased/. That ys to sey/ thirtie pounds in mony towards the 
charge of his house beyng the first tyme of his maraltie and for wynes to 
be layd in his house before Christenmas & ther Spent in the tyme of his 
maraltie xiiij li. viz. for halff a butt of malvesey & halff a butt of Sack x li./ 
& for di. Tune of gascoigne wyne iiij li. for mynstrellw xxxiij s. iiij d. for 
the foure Sessiones dyners liij s. iiij d. viz for eu^ry dyner xiij s. iiij d./ And 
also for & Towards the officers gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



25 



35 



1585-6 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/3 

f 154 (11 December) 

lyiuryes & badges 

for the wayt« 2 Item yt ys agreyd also that the Waytes of this Citie shall haue foure lyveres 



40 



202 



LINCOLN 1585-90 



allowed to them besyd^ old liberd \yuery and also that they shall haue ther 
badges & chenes of siluer in vse possession & kepeyng puttyng in sufficient 
sewerties to the comen chamber for the delymrance of the same when they 
shalbe cauled for 



Master Maior 
allowance ys 
as much as a 
dooble main 



1586-7 

City Council Minute Book la : Ll/1/1/3 

ff 1 68v- 9 (28 September) 

io 
Item it is agreed at this Cowmen Councell that mr Dennis nowe elected 
Maior and swoorne shall haue allowed him for this yeare of his Maioraltie 
towardes the Charge of his housse as it is setdowne and agreed vppon in 
the Common Councell houlden in the time of the Maioraltie of George 
Porter somtymes Maior of this Cittie viz ffortie pounds in Monie towardes ]=> 
the Charges of his housse and for wines to be laid in his housse this yeare 
before C^r/tfenmas and ther to be spent duringe his Maioraltye the Somme 
of xiiij li. viz. for di. a butt of Malmesey and for half a butt of Sack x li. and 
for haulf a [But] tun of Gascoigne wine iiij li. and for Minstrells xxxiij s. 
iiij d. for the fforr Sessions dynners liij s. iiij d. [and] for eu^ry session Dinner 20 
xiij s. iiij d. I and for and towardes Officers gownes lxvj s. viij d — 



1588-9 

Inventory of Edward Rockadyne, Scrivener 

sheet [1] (6 November) (In the parlour) 



la: INV 75/271 



25 



Itew one old lute 



(...) 



>o 



No forcn 
Munitions 
io play .K 
marriages in 
I incoln 
w/thoul .1 
contribusion 
to the wavts 



1589-90 

City Council Minute Book 

f 192v (19 January) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



Inprimis whereas the waytes of this Citric haue maid sine vnto this howse 
not onelie for the increase of the wages which they say is veric small but 
also for the inhibitinge of forren musitiones to play w/thin this Cvttie 
ether at marriages or otherwise for that the same tendeth greatlie CO ther 
hindrawnce. It is therefore agred that /no musitions whatsoctwr except 
the waytes of this Cyttie do play at any cyme hereafter at eny marriage 



10 



, '0mm damage to right edge of us 



Lincoln 1589-95 203 

w/thin the Iurisdicc/one of Lincoln except the same musitions do giue vnto 
the Waytes of Lincoln [xiij d.] ij s. for eu^ry marriage they shall play at 
w/thin the Cittie of Lincoln & the Countie of the same. And as concerninge 
ther wages yt is likewise agred that eu^ry one that hathe borne office w/thin 
this Cyttie shall pay yerelie towardes the wages so muche money twise by 5 
yere as was agred & settdowne in mr Milners tyme/. 



1590-1 

Inventory of Christopher Jackson, Musician la: INV 80/9 

sheet [2] (10 April) (In the kitchen) 



Iteva a baise violin and a curtell 



xl s./. 



1592-3 

Dean and Chapter Act Book 

f 124* (21 January) 



la: Dean and Chapter A/3/7 



" decretu<...> 
soluendz 
actor(...) 
comwediaw 

(...) 



Die Dow/«ico xxj mo mens/V Ianuarij Anno domim 1592 predict/ magistri 
decani Precentor, Cancellaratf, et Aichldiaconus Vmcolniensis in choro eccl^ie 
cathedralis beate mane lincoln/<? ad paruiloquium conuenien/w decreum^t 
sumam iiij li. erogand^ra fore bartholomeo Gryffyn et lohanni Hylton viz 
dicto Bartholomeo 1 s. et lohanni Hilton xxx s. versus releuamen \ahorum et 
onerum que ijdem Banholomeus et lohannes sustinuerwwt in edendc duas 
coramedias per choristas et alios ecclwie istius scolares A agenda Quodq^f 
dicta, summa iiij li. soluendz sit cum cingrua expedlcione per receptorem 
gen<?ralem dicte ecclrcie 



25 



1594-5 

Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/8 

f 321* (15 September 1594-21 September 1595) (Costs and expenses) 



Et solutum Robmo Butler pedagogo Choristarww pro 
chordis & alijs necessarijs pro violis vt per hiWam patet 
[x vij s.] 



XX1J s. 



JO 



35 



20m/ decretu<...>: 20mm missing from right edge of leaf; for decretum dc (?) 
22ml actor<. . .): 1 8mm missing from right edge of leaf for actoribus (?) 
24m/ <...>: 24mm missing from right edge of leaf 
27/ cingrua: /orcongrua 



204 



Lincoln 1596-1608 



Bulles to be 
bated before 

thev be killed 



1596-7 

City Council Minute Book 

f 237 (5 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



Itmi yt is agreed that euery butcher that sell eny Bull beif in Lincoln m/7/kett 
hereafter that the same butcher or some for hym shall bate the same Bull 
vppon the m^;kett hill before he kill hym vppon pane to forfeit & lose for 
eu^ry Bull killed & not bated v s. and that master Sheriffe off this Cyme 
now is or that hereafter shalbe shal[be] compounde for the not batinge of 
eny suche Bull vppon pane of x s. for eu^ry suche composyc/one to be 
forfeited & paid to the poore/. 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/5/12(38) 

f 34v* 



1 (signed) 
Thomas Butler 



Et so(..)to codem die Magistro Butler pro denarijs 
allocate ei[(.)] in compwto pro papiro cordis violar um 
& alijs xx s. x d. & pro penc/one sua ei debits ad festu;;/ 
sancti Michtff/is Archangeli proximum fuzurum xxxiij s. 
iiii d. in toto 



liiij s. ij d. 



20 



Musicions 
increase ol 

wages & 
liiuryes & 
( !ognizanses 



1599-1600 

City Council Minute Book 

f 250 (28 March) 



la: Ll/1/1/3 



hem yt is agred that the wates or musitions shall from our Ladie Day last 
past haue C s. yerelie towards thir wages increse & also that hereafter they 
shall haue iiij Coates yerelie at Christines over & besides the Coates they 
haue now alreddie/ & further that ther cheines & cognizancs be reputed. 



25 



30 



1607-8 

City Council Minute Book 

t" 56 (22 October) 



I a: 11/1/1/4 






a lawe lor no 
musitions to 
play in 1 incoln 
but the <. iytties 
musitions 



Item it is agreed that no musitions or musition ot tins Cyttie or Cuntrie 
elswher shall at any time hereafter vse any musicke vppon instrumentes ether 
at any marriage or at or in any Inne. alehowse or victuallinge howse or an) 



40 



-.Jew die: 20 September 1597 



LINCOLN 1607-10 

other place w/thin this Cyttie or the subburbes of the same but onlie those 
musitions that were the Cytties leverye w/thout the leave & likeinge of the 
Cytties musitions the assise tyme onelie excepted/. 



205 



Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book 

f 48v* 



la: Diocesan Vij/1 1 



dimittitui 



lohannes Burton for keepeing companie in his house drinking & singing 
in praier time on ye saboath day [30.] ^S. 1 May 1608. comparuh et se 
submisit & cum monic/owe dimittitux 



1609-10 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/4 

f 70v* (18 August) 



Iusrynyan 
Walwyn to 
haue his 
fredome 



Item It is agreed that Iustynyan W[es]alwyn [Sh] the instrument maker 
shall haue the fredome of this Cyttie payinge for yt C s. & in p^rte of 
payment of that C s. to make the Cyttie a druwme for suche a summe as 
mr Hollingworthe mr Goffe mr Dicconson mr Swifte & mr Wilson or the 
moste part of them shall sett down or abate of the said C s. & also payinge 
the rest by x s. a yere vppon good suretie any for former lawe or act to the 
contrary not w/thstandinge/ 



20 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 201v* (20 February 1608/9-19 February 1609/10) 



25 



Item for ye Clarke & his wifes dynner at the feste 
Item to the wates 



xvj d. 
xij d. 30 



Dean and Chapter Common Fund Accounts la: Bj/3/9 
f 139 (Cost of wax, cloth, and other things) 

Et so\\xtum Thome Kyngstone Magistxo Choristar//;^ 
pro coris vlolarum vj s. viij d. & pro sex arcubus pro 
violis suis anglice bowes for theire violls vj s. 



35 



xij s. viij d. 



22/ any tor former: for any former 
29/ feste: held 6 November 1609 



37/ coris: for cordis 



206 



LINCOLN 1610-12 



1610-11 

City Council Minute Book 

f 74v* (15 December) 



la: Ll/1/1/4 



Inprimis whereas Richard Bell the musition bought his fredome in Mr yates 
first Maraltie bought his fredome of this Cittie & payde for the same as by 
Mr yates accompts dothe appeare & the entrie of his fredome is omitted 
by the towne Clarke It is therefore agreed that the saide Bell shall haue 
his fredome entred accordinge to the order of this Cittie & that his sonne 
Richard shall haue the benefitt of his fathers fredome as foretime 



f 11 (8 June) 



1 musitions to 
haue lyveryes 



Itmi That ffardinando Gibbyns & (blank) Lockington musitians of this 
Citie shall haue two lyveryes of this Cities Charge./ 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 203v* (19 February 1 609/1 0-18 February 1 61 Oil 1) (Payments) 



hem spent in wyne & for mrs Morrost & mrs Mason 
dynner & for the wates dynner 



111] s. 1] 



25 



watts Chaines 
badg« & scale 
to be amended 



1611-12 

City Council Minute Book 

f 82 (29 February) 



la: Ll/1/1/4 



Item it is agreed that because ther are of the Cities wates fyve in nomber 
that eche of them shall haue a lyverye of this Citie. And that the three chaynes 
& badgrc shalbee repayred for them & also one new badge & twoo chaynes 
shalbee made new for them according as thother three are And also the comon 
seale for l^m-es shalbe newly ingraven at the Cities chardge. 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book i \: 1(1/5009 

f 205 (18 February 1610/11-17 February 16 1 1112) (Disbursements) 



\5 



hem laied owt to the Musicons & for wine at the dynner 



\ i| s. vj d. lo 



5— 6/ bought ... fredome: dittogntphy 

23/ water: <// the guild jeast, ~> November I ('10 



i(t Musicons: fm Musicmns; abbreviation mark missing 
id/ dynner held 4 November Idl 1 



Iustinian 
Walwyn 
admissz« 



LINCOLN 1613-15 2 °7 

1613-14 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/4 

f 118 (28 September) 

Iustinian Walwyn [M] Instrument maker d/'cta xj°. Apn'lis. admissz^ est in 5 
dictas lib<?rtates & ffranchesias pro (blank) 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 209v (15 February 1612/13-21 February 1613/14) (Payments) 



Item for the Clarkis dynner & his wyfe 
Item for wine the wates & ye beder 



xvj d. 
viij s. ij d. 



1614-15 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/4 

f 122* (11 July) 

Allowance for Item that the chardge master Maior hath bene at for the intmayning of the 20 
master Maior Lorde Lewttenant & building of the scaffold against the horse race shalbe 
allowed him at his accompt. 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 21 1 (21 February 1613/14-20 February 1614/15) (Payments) 

Item solutum pro vno le quart sack 

Item so\utum pro prandijs Clmci & vxorls 

Item solutum pro prand/)> musitions & vna pint sacke 



25 



xij d. 

xvj d. 

iij s. vj d. 30 



Dean and Chapter Act Book la: Dean and Chapter A/3/10 
ff 150v-l (I August) 

Visitation of Lincoln grammar school by Roger Parker, std, dean of Lincoln 
Cathedral; George Eland, ba, chancellor and canon residentiary; and John Hills, 
std, canon residentiary and archdeacon of Lincoln, together with the mayor and 
other officials of the city, in the presence of Thomas Stirroppe, notary public 
and clerk of the cathedral chapter 



35 



40 



13/ waic.v: at the guild feast. 8 November 1613 
30/ musitions: at the guild feast, 7 November 1614 



208 Lincoln 1614-16 

Viz. d/cris die horis et loco d/cfi dowim decanus et Residentiary necnow 
maior Recordator et Aldermani predict/ in vnunz congregat/ et Convenientes 
post quasdam orac/ones siue declamac/ones vnam \\delicex. gtece per quendam 
Sowth et alteram Latine per quendam Kent pronun«ciatas ac post prices 
divinas eodem in Loco finitas obiecerum magistro Iohanni Phipps gimnasiarche 5 
et willi^/mo walkwood hipodidasculo coniunctim et diuisim arf/Vttlos 
infrascriptos eosqz^ et quosdam de scholastic/V pred/cfis sigillatim et simul 
exarainaruwt (nullo delato iuraw^vzto) sup^r eisdem artav/lis Et quia tunc et 
ibidem liquide et manifeste eisdem visitatoribus constabat dictum w\\\'ielmu»i 
walkwood esse /et 1 per nownullos anwos preteritos fuisse crasse culpabilem 10 
dicti Maior Recordator et Aldermani cum consilio dictovuw Decani et 
Residenciariorum precXxcwrum et cuiusdaw Rob^rti Morecroft alterius Aldermani 
tunc etiam present/* decreveruwt dictum willi^/muw walkwood amovend//w 
fore ab officio hipodidasculate in dicta schola et nihilominus predict/ Decanus 
et Residentiarij maior Recordator et Aldermanu charitatw intuitu erga eundew 15 
walkwood comwot/ vnanimis suis consensu et assensu concordaruM I Sum/warn 
iij li. vj s. viij d. ex revenc/onibus Communme Canonicorww Residenciarum 
dicte eccl^ie cathedral'is et iij li. vj s. viij d. ex revenc/onibus Comunis Camere 
Civitatis Lincoln/> et vj li. viij s. iiij d. ex stipendio hipodidasculi ruturi 
anuatim t^mporibus soluendarum vadlarum Ludimag/Vfri et Hipodidasculi 20 
pred'icwrum prius consuetis) equis porc/ombus dicto walkwood in eius et famile 
sue alimentac/o«em Donee et quovsqw^ de competenti beneficio aut salario 
eccles'iastico provisus fuerit) soiuendam et contribuendtfw in presently d/'c/i 
magistri walkwood se in premissis eorum gracia? submitten&r ingentes eis dantu 

Item dicti Decanus ResidenaVw/ maior Recordator et Aldermani c\iwd in 
posterum nullo modo [1(...)] licebit d/cris scholastics excludere gimnaziarchaw 
aut hipodidasculuw dicte schole Aliquo Anno ante festum o sapient iae xvj° 
videlicet die mens/V Decembris 

30 

1615-16 

City Council Minute Book la: L 1/1/ 1/4 

f 132 (18 Sep tew her) 

luiatm 20. Novembru 

10 Thomas Beckei filius [acobz Becket Apprmtic/uj Ricardo Bell Musirion pro viij 
annis A prano die Novembrw Anno Regni Regis lacob* nunc Anglif jriij° cv' xlixW. 



71 sigillatim: for singulatii I Dbnec ... fuerit): opening parenthesis omitted 

H) 1/ tempotibus ... consuetis): opening parenthesis 24/ submitten/u: for submittentis ei gratias 
omitted ocL fbt statuerunt quod 






Lincoln 1615-17 209 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 213 (20 February 1614/15-22 February 1615/16) (Payments) 

Item in vino ad festura iij s. ij d. 

Item pro prandm mus'icorum ij s. vj d. 5 

Item solutum ad Beadle iiij d. 

Item pro przndijs Clmci & vxorls xvj d. 



1616-17 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/4 

f 136v* (14 January) 

ffbren musition Item, that no forren musition whatsoeuer not being one of the wats of 15 
this Citie (Contrary to the lawdable vse & custome of this Citie tyme out 
of mynde vsed) shall play offer or present his musicke for money or gayne 
at any wedding time or other ressort or meeting w/thin the said Citie 
suburbs or liberties therof. If the waxes of the said Citie for the tyme being 
shalbe willing thear to play & present their musick vnlesse it be the musitions 20 
of some noble man to their owne maister onely at his house or lodging 
onely vpon payne of eume house keeper receaving such forren musition 
or musitions to forfeit to the said waiter for the time being ij s. & txxery 
forren musition offending to forfeit v s. to thuse of the said Company of 
wats And that it shall & may be lawfull to &c for the said Company of 2=> 
wats in & by the name of the maisters felowes & Company of wats of 
the Citie of Lincoln to sue the [offender] offenders & delinquents for all 
or any the said forfeiture by action of debt in any Courte w/thin the said 
Citie in which action no esson wager or protection shalbe allowed. Or els 
the same to be levied by distresse & sale of the delinquent & offendors goods 30 
by any the maior or [sheriffs] Sheriffs officers w/thin the said Citie for the 
tyme being 

A pr«ent for Item that ther shall be a present provided by master Maior & his brethern 
the king. Q c towarc l w t he Kings Ma/sties coming to this Citie of his intended 35 

progresse holde and to be presented by them vnto his Maiestle that present 
and value therof to be left to ther discretions & to be allowed them out of 
this Cities revenews 



■t/ festum: held 6 November Kil^ 



210 



LINCOLN 1616-17 



f 138v (20 February) 



ffor repaire 
of decayed 
penticw & 
street« 



It^m that eume inh#£itant w/thin this Citie & suburbs of the same aswell 
freemen & Citizens as foreners shall cause their houses & fences with their 
pentices & other grounds in & against the highe to be repaired dressed 
[paint] & made decent & hansome & also cullor & paint their houses 
needefull before &C against his Maiesties coming to this Citie vpon paine 
of tenne powndw a piece to be forfeit & paid by eume offender for eu^ry 
offence to the vse & benefit of the Corporac/on of this Citie... 



f 139 (25 February) 

Item ther shalbe soe much of the xliij li. xiij s. iiij d. in the Clarke hand 
deliu^red to master Maior towards his extraordinary charge of housekeping r 
at the king« Maiesties coming to this Citie & towards the fees of the King« 
officers [& master Maiors house keeping & expenses during] that tyme as 
master Maior shall please to call for the same not exceding xl li./ 



ff 139v-42* (7 March) 



20 



Apparrell & 
order for thee 
meeting the 
King« Ma/'mie 



Inpr/mis it is agreed at this comon Counsell that master Maior & his 
brethern Master Recorder Master Sheriffs the towne Clarke & euery man 
els which hath bene sheriffs of this Citie hereafter namid vizt. Mr Lawson 
Mr Iohn Dawson Mr Burgh Mr Yates mr Som^rby Mr Longston Mr Okley 
mr Robm Beck mr Ricrost, Mr Kendall Mr Anton Mr Cumberland mr 
Bishop mr Thomas Dawson Mr Whitbie & Mr Smyth, shall euery or them 
provide himselfe a horse & ffoote cloth of black w/'th black bridles &C all 
things els sutable & decent against his Wiaiesties coming to the Citie And 
shall also provide themselfs apparrell good & decent for men of their degrees 
and callings and so attend & well provided shall all together decently & in 
order eu^ry one observing his degree & keping the same meete his Maiesue 
at the owt skertrc of the County of this Citie or els where. And that Master 
Maior shall provide to attend on himselfe twoo men w/'th ether of them .1 
Murray cloake & eu^ry Alderman & eufry sheriffe & towne Clarke aforesaid 
shall also haue & providers] to attend on him ther a man [&] in a liverej 
cloake well decently & in good order appointed. And that Master Maior 
& his brethern shalbee all in their starlit gownes & those which haue bene 
Maiors in velvet Tippitw as they vse to weare, the sheriffs in gownes of 
purple in grayne the towne elarke in [some] a gowne of some fine stuffe 



I [I soe much: s tauten over another letter 



LINCOLN 1616-17 



211 



decently trymed & all others aboue named which haue bene sheriffe to bee 
in black gownes garded with velvet or velvet lace playne on the back on the 
Citizins facion. vpon paine that eu^ry one that shall make defalt to forfeit 
lose & pay xl. to thuse of this Corporation & what other penalty this house 
shall thinke fit. All which fines paines penaltys I & forfeitures [yat] shall from 
time to tyme by any the Maiors officers for the tyme being of the said City 
be sued for by action of debt in any his Maiest'ies Courts of record or any 
Court w/thin the said City to be holden wherein no wager or esson or other 
protection shalbe allowed the defendant. Or otherwise shalbe bound by 
distresse & sale of goodes of euery or any such offender or delinquent by any 
officer of the Maior or sheriffs within the said City for ye tyme being 



The manner 
of Kinge lames 
first coming to 
Lincoln/ 



25 



Memorandum that his Maiestie being to come to this Citie the macebearer 
was sent to the Lord Chamberlaine at Grantham for directions when where 
& in what manner master Maior & the Citizens should mete his Maiestie 15 
who retorned answer that his Maiestie was intended that night to rest at 
St Caterins & the day following to come into the Citie & that therefore the 
sheriffs with some nomber of Cizins in gownes should meete his Highnes 
at the skirt« of the Countie & so the day folowing the Maior & his breathern 
with convenient company of Citizins to mete him at the Barr yate and then 20 
& not before to haue some spech to his Maiestie for that his Hignesse did 
not love longe speches. whervpon the xxvij 1 '" 1 day of Marche 1617 anno xv° 
Regni Regis Iacobi. King lames did come from Grantham to Lincoln But 
the appointed place for meeting his Highnes at the skirts of the County 
was not observed by reason his Maiestie hunted along the heath & came 
not the highway And so the sheriffs & Citizins removed from that place & 
they with either of them a white staff in his hand clad in Cloth gownes of 
purple in grayne & on horsback with foot cloaths together with all of note 
which had bene sheriffs on horseback wzth foote cloaths & black gownes all 
of the auncientest facion & all that had bene chamberlaines of note on I on 
horse back in their gownes of one facion on violetes cullor w/thout foote 
cloaths & diu^rse other Citizins in cloaks of like cullor booted & spoored 
on horse backe /all with new cloaks with new Iaffeling« in their hand« 
frenged with red & white (being set in order by one of his Majesties officers, 
who came before his Maiest'ies coming to that end) two & twoo in a rancke 35 
[where] weare appointed to stand in the highway near the Crosse of the cliffe 
whear his Maiestie coulde not misse of them the sheriffs being hindmost And 
when his Ma/«tie drewe neare them the twoo sheriffs onely lighted, & way 
made for them they both went to his Maiest'ies in his Caroche & keeling 



30 



18/ Cizins: for Citizins 
21/ Hignesse: for Highnesse 
30/ on on: Sinography 



V> Majesties: for Maiestie 
39/ keeling: for kneeling 



212 



LINCOLN 1616-17 



Entrance into 
ye City 2 day 



sworde 
tendered 



Speeche 



Cup deliutved 



Sworde caried 



the elder sheriff deliuered his staffe first & the king deliuered it him agayne 
& the other sheriffe did the like. & so both tooke horse agayne & rydd both 
beare headed before the Caroche the high sheriff [& his] of the County & 
his men by the kingw officers then were put by &C the other Citizens in 
their degrees before the sheriffo Rid all bare headed before his Ma/'mie 
conducting & attending him to his lodging at St Catherins: on the next 
day his Ma/'mie coming to the Baryate in his Caroch hee thear lighted & 
tooke his horse caparisone of state being most riche wheare the Maior the 
Recorder & his bretherne the sheriffs & other Citizins afore named in 
their ranck &c attire as aforesaid attended him on horsback & footecloths 
the Maior & aldermen in their scarlet robes with euery of them a man to 
attend him on foote in [C] Civill livereys much what all alike: His Ma/'mie 
came towards the Maior & Recorder who were both lighted & on foote 
hard vnder the houses on the west side of the street w/'thin the Barr yates 
And the Maior reddily on his knee kneeling tendered the sword to deliiuT 
it vnto his Ma/'mie But his Ma/'mie [s] put the sworde back w/'th the back 
of his hand with all grace refused to take it from the Maior Then the king« 
Maiesty asked the Maior if he had any speech to deliuer who answered no 
but this gentleman who is our Recorder hath one &C the king willed say on 
so the Recorder keeling all the time on his kees vttered his speech which his 
Ma/'mie harde willingly & w/'th great comendac/'ons which ended the Maior 
deliuered his Maz'mie a goodly Inamiled & guilt silver cup of a full klue [hie] 
in hight in wheight a C m^rkes in s'Auer or ther about« which the kinge 
tooke w/'th great delight & content &C moving his hat thanked them & 
deliuered it to one of his foote men to carry openly in his hand all the way 
to the Minster & thence conveyed it to his lodging After the cup deliuered 
the Maior mounted w/'th the sword in his hand & placed betwixt the twoo 
seriantes at mace did beare the sword befor the king to the Minster & the 
Earle of Rutland being lieuetenant of the Cuntrie did beare the king# sworde 
all the said Aldermen Sheriffe & other I Citizins in their rancka yongesi firsi 
did ride two &C two together vp the high streete through the Bale vnto the 
Minster yztes at the west end therof where the kinge kneeled downe on a 
quishion which was thear prepared & praied a shone praier & so vnder a 
cannapie which was held over him by 4 or 6 prebends in surplosses went into 
the quier the Maior still bearing the sworde aldermen & other Citizins in 
their gownes going before him vnto the quier <!\' thear sat by the Bishops pue 
hanged about w/'th rich hangings in a chaire all prayer tyme Master I Vane- 
saying prayers & the Maior holding vp sworde before him all praier tyme 



20 



35 



After praiers done his Ma/mie went about the Church to see the auncieni 10 



18 Maiesty: M corrected from gr 
20/ keeling: for kneeling 



s: for knees 



LINCOLN 1616-17 213 

monuments therof & so went into the Chapter house to see it & from 
thence to his Caroch & thearin went towards his lodging at St Caterins 
downe Potergate head Master Maior bearing the sworde vntill he tooke 
Caroche aswell through Bale Close as Church, when he tooke caroch his 
owne sword & all armamfwtff was put vp. the Maior aldermen & Citizins 5 
in their ranck^ as aforesaid rid all before the caroche Attend his Ma/Vmes 
on horse back to saint Caterines house wher his Ma/Vmes at the dore put 
of his hat & dismissed them 

On sonday being the xxx th of March his Mniesue went to the Minster in 10 
his Carach & at the west dore met him there bishops & the deane & 
Chapter who made a short spech Master Maior & his bretherne sheriffs & 
other Citizins in their gownes did thear (as was directed them by the Lord 
Chamberlayne & his officers from whome they had [(...)] directions for 
all their cariag^ & doings) did get in their degrees before his Maz'mie by 15 
twoo & two in a ranck vntill the formost came at the quier door then they 
did devide their rancke & one stood still of one side & an other turned & 
stood on the oather & so made a faire lane & way for his Ma/mie to keepe 
him from the presse of the people And for order sake firstt the towne Clarke 
then the twoo sheriffs & after them the Aldermen in their ranck by twoos 20 
went along (betwixt the Citizins in the way they made) before his Mziestie 
into the quier whear the Bushop of Lincoln preached after which sermon 
ended the kinge healed to the nomber of fiftie persons of the king« evell. 
when he had so done the Citizins went before him I In order as aforesaid 
vnto the Bushops pallace whear he dyned and after dynner his Mziestie went 25 
in his Caroch in privat vnto saint Catherins againe 

On tuisday being the first of Aprill Mr Ealand one of the Masters in the 
Church preched before his Mziestie in his Chamber of presens whear after 
sermon his Ma/'mie did heale liij of the king« evill. 30 

On wedensday being the second of Aprill his Maimie did come in his Caroch 
to the signe of the George by the stanbowe to see a Cocking thear where 
he appointed fouer Cocktt to bee put on the pitt to gether which made his 
Mai«tie very merie And from thence he went to the Spreadeagle to see a [pri] 35 
Prise plaied thear by a fensor of the City & A servant to some attendant in 
the Courte who made the Chalenge where the fenser & scollors of the [ha] 
City had the better on which his Ma/mie called for his Porter who called 
for the sworde & buckler & gave & receaved a broken paite & others had 
hunes The King then entred his Caroche at the Inne yate whear the Maior 
& Aldermen did crave answer to the piticon they deliuered at the Wmges 

6, 7/ Maiemts: /fcrMaiestie 39/ paite: c corrected over [es\ 

36/ A: corrected from an 41/ piticon: for pitic/on; abbreviation mark omitted 



214 



LINCOLN 1616-17 

coming from the Cocking to whome the king torning gave his hand to 
Master Maior &C Mr Hollingworth Alderman who kissed the same & so 
rid forwards to St Catherins 

On thursday thear was a great horserace on the heath for a Cupp where his 
Ma/«tie was present & stood on a Scaffold the Citie had caused to be set vp 
&C w/thall caused the Race a quarter of a mile longe to be ruled & corded 
with ropes & stoops on both sides whereby the people were kept out & the 
horses which ronned were sene faire/ 



On friday ther was a great hunting & a race by the horses which rid the seut 
for a golden Snafle And a race by three Irishmen & an English man All which 
his Ma/Vitie did behold The Englishman wonne the race I 

On saterday after dynner his Ma/«tie went from St Katherins to Newarke 
at whose departure from st Caterins Master Maior & his brethern did give 
attendance at his coming forth of the presence & when hee tooke his Caroch 
in the hinde Courte at St Caterins hee gave forth his hand to the Maior all 
the Aldermen & the towne Clarke who all kissed the same then hee thanked 
them all saying that if god lent him life hee would see them oftenner & so 
tooke his Caroch & went foreward that night to Newarke Master Sheriffs 
riding before his Caroche in their gownes with their white staffs & footcloaths 
& men w/th Iafflingw but no Citizins vntill the hither end of Bracebridg 
whear they likewise tooke their leaves & hee moved his hat to them & then 
the high sheriff & his men receaved him at the further end of the bridge 
beyonde the water & so conducted him on his Iorney 



20 



A tenement at 

bower hill to 

hiMini.in 
W.ilwyn./ 



f 144* (2 September) 

Item that Iustinean Walwyn shall haue a lease of his dwelling house &£ for 
xxxj yeres to comense at the surrender end or forfeiture of the lease in off 
tholde rent which proviso to set it in sufficient repaire eV so to vphold & 
leave yt. ffyne a Cover for a drume 



Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: 1 ( 1 75009 

f 2 1 4v (22 February 16 1 5/16-1 7 February 1616/1 7) (Payments) 

hem the Clarke & his wifs dynner 
hem in wine at the dvnner 



w i d. 

ij s. vj d. 40 



18/ hinde: 4 minims in vs 



40/ dvnner: held i November /6/d 



LINCOLN 1616-17 215 

hem for ye wates dynner ij s. vj d. 
Item for Thomas Greene & Simsons dinners xij d. 

hem to the Beadle iiij d. 



Inventory of John Lions la: LCC ADMONS 1616/253 
single mb (17 October) (In the great chamber) 

hem i pare virginales iij li. 



in 



In Insterment^ 
hem ij banndores xl s. 

hem i viall de gambo [&] xx s. 

hem i base violin xx s. 

hem i bandore xvj s. 15 
hem i tener violin x s. 

hem iij treble violines xvj s. 

hem i sithern viij s. 
hem i githern iij s. 

hem i sagbut xl s. 20 

hem ij tener Cornittrc xvj s. 
hem iiij treble Cornitt^ xx s. 



Inventory of Edmund Sandye, Musician la: LCC ADMONS 1616/343 (a) 25 
single mb (5 November) 

hem certaine old Instruments iij s. iiij d. 

30 

Letter of Thomas Lake to Sir Ralph Winwood tna: pro SP 14/90 
f [1] (29 March) 

S/'r. This \ettxcs is chiefly to convey th'enclosed one to the \ord Carew which 
is a chiding for the cartes made at the Towre which proue very weak in their 35 
axletrees and in the harnos. and you shall doe well to healpe to Chide lor 
his maiestie is very angry. Another is a packett of my lo;v/ chamberlain which 
his lordship desireth may be saffely deliuered. 

But withall I haue a commandement to putt you in mynde of that which 
I did from Burly of the Proclamation for persons of quality to repaire into 40 
the cuntry as was agreed before his maiesties comming forth. And likewise 

2/ dinners: -i minims in us 34/ This \emes: JorTius lettrc 



216 



LINCOLN 1616-20 



for the establishing of Provost Marshals in the neighbor shires to London. 

his maiestie hath receaud information that in Middlesex it is don, but wold 

haue it so in other places. 

yesterday his maiestie made his entry into this city with as good a shew as we 

heare could doe. My lord Rosse spake with him yesternight, and so shall again 

this day at his maiesties return from hunting. 

My lord chief Iustice of Ireland is corned hither but hath not yet been with 

his maiestie. So I rest. 

Yours to doe you seruice 
(signed) Thomas Lake 

Lincoln this. 29. March 

1616. 

1617-18 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 216 (17 February 1616/17-19 February 1617/18) (Payments) 



hem for the Clarke & his wife dynner 

hem for wine at the dynner 

hem for the wates dennar 

hem to the beadle for keping the dore 



wj d. 

ij s. vj d. 

ij s. 

iiii d. 



1618-19 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 217v (19 February 1617/18-18 February 1618/19) (Payments) 



In pr/mis for wine at the dynner 
hem for the clarke &c his wifis dynner 
hem to the Musitions 
hem for Thomas Grene dynner 
hem for Thomas Dale dore keper 



11) s. 

wj d. 

ij s. vj d. 

vj d. 

iiii d. 



1619-20 

City Council Minute Book la: 11/1/1 1 A 

\ I69v (20 September) 

3 lulij 16<.. 



io 



/ corned: for comi 

I 1 )/ dynner: lultl 3 November 161 ~ 



28/ dynner held 2 November /his 



LINCOLN 1619-24 



217 



luiatus Antonius Okley filius WiWelmi Okley Apprenticius Iustiniano Walwyn pro 
7. annis & 8° vt lomeman pn'mo Augusti Anno Regni Regis \zcobi &c xvij° 
& liij° 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 219 (18 February 1618/19-24 February 1619/20) (Payments) 



for wyne at the dynner 

for the w2X.es the bedle & Thomas Grene dinners 

for the Clarke dynner & his wife 

for a potle of sack at the second day dinner 

to the beadle for the dore keping 



11) s. 

iij s. vj d. 

xvj d. 

ijs. 

vj d. 



1620-1 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 221* (24 February 1619/20-22 February 1620/1) (Payments) 

for the wat^5 denner 

Thomas Greene T\\omas Dale & Richard 

Hewetson denn^rs 

for wyne at the feast 



ij s. vj d. 

xiiij d. 
v s. 



20 



1621-2 25 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 223* (22 February 1620/1-21 February 1621/2) (Payments) 

Item the Clarke dynner at the feast xvj d. 

Item for wyne at the dynner iiij s. iiij d. 30 
Item for the wat« dynnm iij s. 

Item to the comon Beadle iiij d. 



A new Wate 



1623-4 

City Council Minute Book 

f 196v* (22 April) 



la: Ll/1/1/4 



Item that George Moone shall be admitted of the company of Wates of this 
City so alwaies as he doe by \ettre or otherwise conveniently satisfie master 



35 



8/ dynner: held 8 November 1619 

111 feast: held 6 November 1620 



29/ feast: held 5 November 1621 



218 Lincoln 1623-7 

Maior that now is & his brethern that he is lawfully corned from the 
service of the right honorable the Earle of Rutland 

f 199 (25 September) 5 

9 flfebruar/)' 1623 

admissa* Thome Becket filius Iacobi nuper apprenticius Ricard'i Bell musicion pro 7. 

annis admissw* & luratus &c io 



Inventory of Humphrey Wilkinson, Musician la: IN V 128/124 
single mb (14 June) 

Im primis (.) Chist & his app^rell in it, & his 

Instruments of musique \\x s. 



1624-5 20 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 224v (16 February 1623/4-21 February 1624/5) (Payments) 

hem for mutton bred bere & other charge at eating of 

the Venison sent to the Company & to the messenger 

hem disbursed at the speaking of the feast 

hem at the bidding of the feast spent 

hem for wyne at the feast 

hem for the dynn^rs of v wars & the beadle 

hem for Thomas Peachell & Thomas ffeild 

daughter dinners 

It^w to the Beadell for keeping the dore 

[tern lor making vp the shot at the dynner 



vj s. vii 


d. 


25 


xi 
i 


d. 
j s. 




iij s. iii 


d. 




i 


i s. 


(0 


\\ 


d. 




vii 


d. 




xvii 


d. 





>5 



1626-7 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 226v (20 February 1625/6-19 February 1626/7) (Payments) 

hem cum invitabant festum iij s. \ iij d. 



malformed letter, probably i 31/ dinners: 4 minims in us 

26/ feast: held 8 November 16 '"■ festum: held 6 November 1626 





IjS. 




xvj d. 




iij s. 




V s. 


vij s. 


iiij d. 


rjd.] 


xix d. 



Lincoln 1626-9 219 

Item pro carbonis Anglice Charcoles iiij d. 

hem pro vino ad festura ij s. viij d. 

hem pro prandio Clmci & uxoris xvj d. 

hem music/onibz^ Bedallo & Thome Grene iiij s. iiij d. 

5 



1627-8 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 228v (19 February 1626/7-21 February 1627/8) (Allowances) 

hem ad invitac/onem festi 

hem pro prandijs Clmci & uxoris ad festum 

hem pro prandijs musxcorum & Bedelli 

ad festuw 

hem pro poto ad festuw 

hem pro pro vino ad festura 

hem pro igne ad festuw [& alijs temporlbus] 



Inventory of Richard Bell, Musician la: INV 134/49 20 

single sheet* (15 October) 

heva one Sittorn w/th the casse and one recorder iij s. iiij d. 



25 

1628-9 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 230v (21 February 1627/8-19 February 1628/9) (Allowances) 

hem expenditwm circa appunctuac/onem & 30 

invitac/onem festi iiij s. viij d. 

hem pro vino ad festuw iiij s. iiij d. 

hem pro optimo poto ad festuw iij s. iiij d. 
hem pro prandijs musicorww & Bedelli & 

feodo bedelli iij s. iiij d. 35 



1 1/ festi: held 5 November 1627 

16/ pro pro: Sinography 

31/ festi: held 3 November 1628 



220 Lincoln 1629-33 





5 


[iij s.] v s. 




vj s. 
iiij d. 




vj s. viij d. 
viij d. 


10 


ij s. vj d. 




vjd. 




xij d. 






1> 



1629-30 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 232 (19 February 1628/9-18 February 1629/30) (Allowances) 

Item expendhum circa invitac/onem & 

appunctuac/onem festi 

Item pro vino ad festura 

Item pro feodc bedelli ad festuw 

pro cervitia ad festuw 

Item pro prandio Clmci 

hem pro prandijs musicorwra ad festuw 

Item ad soluc/'onem pro prandijs ad 

festuw solutam 

Item pro cervitia ad noctem ad festuw 



1631-2 

City Council Minute Book la: Ll/1/1/4 

f 151 (27 September) 

\uvatm lohannes Read filius Ricardi zppxenticius Iustineani walwen instrum«/t maker 
a festo sanctx Martini Episcop'i in hyeme proximo ante daww Indenture scilicet 
xiij° die Ianuarij [163] anno Czroli vj 1630 pro 7. annis & pro viij° anwo vt 
le iourney man xxj° die Novembr/V 1631 



1632-3 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 236v (23 February 1631/2-21 February 1632/3) (Allowance 

hem expenditww in invitac/one coDiinuins festi 

huius consortij "i s. 

[tem expendit/w/ in Cervitia ad festuw illud v s. iiij d. 

hem expendit«w pro prandijs musicorttw c\: bedelli ij s. viij d. 

hem expendit//;;/ in vino ad festura illud v s. iiij d. 

he))i datum ex miuv/'c bedello iiij d. 



6/ festi: held 2 November 1629 

communis festi huius consortij: lu-lA 5 November 1632 



20 



J0 



Lincoln 1634-7 221 

1634-5 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 240 (21 February 1633/4-19 February 1634/5) (Allowances) 



Item solutwra musicis bedello & lohanni Nicholson 

ad festura iij s. 

Item pro vino ad festum xviij d. 

Item in expensw in invitac/onf ad festum xij d. 

Item pro Cervisia ad soluc/onwz pro festo xiiij d. 

Item pro prandijs Willmni [Peac] Enrie aldermam 

& Thome Peachell ad festuw xvj d. 



1635-6 

Will of John Morton, Musician la: LCC WILLS 16351 

f 1 5 * (13 January; proved 27 January 1 635/6) 

In dei nomyny amen I Iohn morton of the sittie of lincolne mvsvtion do 
ordayne constatvte and make this my last will and testament in manner and 
forme following ... I give my son Iohn morton and my brother Richard 
morton all my bovckes be twixt them// and I put my brothere henry bell 
to be the sales man of all my Instruments... 



1636-7 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 243* (18 February 1635/6-23 February 1636/7) (Allowances) 



6/ loiuw: held 3 November 1634 
30/ test i: held 7 November 1636 



5 



10 



25 



30 



Item expens/V ad invitac/onem festi iij s. 

Itmi ad festura pro poto xx s. 

Itmi pro prandijs magistrorum /Robmi 1 Morcroft 

Willmni Watson &c Thome Peachell ad festuw ij s. 

Itmi pro prandijs mus'icorum & bedell; & lohanms 

Nicholson [xx d.] iiij s. iiij d. 35 



222 Lincoln 1636-40 



Inventory of Thomas Bishop, Clerk la: INV 144/257 
single mb (7 January) 

\rem one Truncke & one Tennor viol xx s. 

5 

1637-8 

Cordtvainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 244 (23 February 1636/7-22 February 1637/8) (Allowances) 

10 

Itmi in expens/V in poto in p;rparac/one festi 

in invitac/one & ad festuw ix s. vj d. 

It^m pro prandio magistr'i Watson ad festuw viij d. 

Itmi pro prandijs musicorww bedeUorum & 

lohanms Nicholson ad fesmm cum iiij d. ex is 

dono dat/V bedellis iij s. x d. 



1638-9 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 20 

ff 245- 5v (22 February 1637/8-21 February 1638/9) (Allowances) 

Itmi expense ad invitac/'onem festi \ j S. 

Itmi expens/V in cervitia ad festuw x s. 

Itmi pro prandio willelm'i watson alderman i 

ad festuw viij d. I 

Itmi pro prandijs musicon/w bedeUorum & 

lohanms Nicolson ad festuw iij s. vj d. 

Itmi ex dono daw bedellis iiij d. 









1639-40 

Inventory of Henry Bell, Musician la: INV 150/6 

f [1]* (21 April) (hi the other chamber) 

Iwni 8 winde Instruments & a Vialinne 4 



11/ festi: held 6 November 1637 
23/ festi: held 5 November 1638 

29/ ox: conn ltd from pn> 



xxv s. viij d. 




viij d. 






10 


v s. iiij d. 




iiij d. 





LINCOLN 1641-3 / LONG SUTTON 1542-3 223 

1641-2 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 

f 248v (18 February 1640/1-24 February 1641/2) (Allowances) 

Item expenditz^ra ad p/rparac/onem festi ij s. ad 5 

invitac/onem festi ij s. viij d. & [ad] in Cervitia 

ad festura xxj s. 

Item pro prandio wilWmi watson aldermam 

ad festura 

Itmi pro prandijs musicorww bedell/ & lohanms 

Nicholson ad festum 

Itmi ex dono dato bedello 



1642-3 15 

Cordwainers' Account and Minute Book la: LCL/5009 
f 250 (24 February 1641/2-23 February 1642/3) (Allowances) 

Itmi in expens/V ad prmarac/'onem prandij pro festo 

huius consortij ij s. vj d. 20 

Itmi pro consim'ihhus expens/V ad invitac/onem 

ad festu?w ij s. 

Item pro prandijs ad festuw willmni watson aldermani 

& clmci huius consortij xvj d. 

Itmi pro prandijs musicorum ad festum ij s. vj d. 25 

Itmi pro prandijs bedell/ & lohanms Nicholson xvj d. 

Itmi pro Cervitia ad festura xiiij d. 



LONG SUTTON 



30 



1542-3 

St Marys Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 5* (16 April 1542-1 April 1543) (Payments) 

35 

hem payd in reward to the Bayne of freston in 

[Bred and] ale ix d. 



5/ festi: held 8 November 1641 

19-20/ festo huius consortij: held 7 November 1642 



224 long sutton 1542-55 

f 11* 



In pn'mis payd to freston playars whan thay cryed 

ye bane here v s - 

Itfm gyuen in rewarde to framton players whan 5 

they were here v s - 

Itmi payd for brede & ale than vj d. 



1543-4 10 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 
f 15v (1 April 1543-20 April 1544) (Payments) 

Item payd to the playars at chrystmes xx d. 

15 

1547-8 

5/ Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 35 (17 April 1547-8 April 1548) (Payments) 

Item payd to the playerz in the churche ij s. 



1550-1 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 25 

f 39v* (13 April 1550-5 April 155V (Payments) 

Item to the players for playnge mj s - 

f 42v* 

hem to my ladi[s] svffolks plaiars vj s - v|| i d. 

35 

1554-5 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SI III )N ST MARY PAR/"/l 

f 56v (1 April 1554-21 April /555j (Payments) 

hem paid to the players ofwalsoken in cristmas iij s. iiij d. 40 



LONG SUTTON 1554-60 225 

f 57v* 

Item paid to the players that came first ij s. 



5 

1555-6 

St Mary's Churchwardens Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 60 (21 April 1555-13 April 1556) (Payments) 

Item paid to the players on the sonday 10 

in shrofttyde iij s . iiij d. 



f 61v 

15 

Item paid to the players at Christmas ij s. iiij d. 



1556-7 

St Marys Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 20 

f 64v (13 April 1556-25 April 1557) (Payments) 

Item payd to the players vpon saynt mathewe day ij s. 



25 

1559-60 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 75* (2 April 1559-21 April 1560) (Payments) 

Item paid to the players that came frome 30 

bullyngbrooke iij s. iiij d. 



f 75v* 

35 
Item payd to the dawncers of Spalldynge v s. 



10-1 1/ the sonday in shrofttyde: !(■> February 1 555/6 



226 LONG SUTTON 1560-3 



1560-1 

St Marys Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 77* (21 April 1560-13 April 1561) (Payments) 

Item paid to ye players that played vpon 5 

Trynytie sonday vj s. viij d. 



f 77v* 

10 

Item paid to ye players in Cristmas v s. 

Item paid to ye players the fryday after 

Candelmas day uij s. 

is 

1561-2 

5/ Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 80 (13 April 1561-5 April 1562) (Payments) 

20 

Item paide to the players of Twelft daye in 

ye church "'I s - 



f 80v 25 

Item payde to the players of wisbich the monday 

in easter weke v ) s - 

; " 

1562-3 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 82 (5 April 1562-18 April 1563) (Payments) 

Item payd to ye players v ) - s - * s 

Item paid to ye playars of ye hye count ivv vj s. 



6/ Trynytie sonday: 9 June 1560 

I \ 14/ the fryda) aftei < andelmas day: 7 February 1560 1 

27-8/ the monda) in eastei weke: 7 April 1561 or 30 Man ■ 



LONG SUTTON 1562-5 227 

f 83* 

Item paid to ye bayne of Duwnyngton vj s. viij d. 
Item paid to Agnes Durbag for cakes beare then xx d. 

Item paid to the mawrice Dauncers of spalldynge ij s. 5 

Item paid to the mawrice Dauncers of Whaplode vj s. viij d. 
Item paid to a play of fowre boyes beynge straungers v s. 



1563-4 10 
St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 
f 8 5 * (5 April 1563-9 April 1564) (Payments) 

Item paid to the bayne of Leake the somme of x s. 

Item paid more for breade & drynck than xiiij d. 15 

Item paid to ye bayne of boston x s. 

Item paid more for breade & drynck than xj d. 

Item paid to my Lorde riches players ou^r & besydes 

y^t was gathered xxij d. 20 



f 86* 

Item paid to the players of Bullynbrooke v s. 25 

Item paid to the players of Spalldynge vj s. viij d. 

Item paid to the players of Ipswych ou^r & besydes 

y^t was gathered v s. 

30 

1564-5 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 87* (9 April 1564-29 April 1565) (Payments) 

35 
Item paid to the bayne of Kyrton x s. 

Item paid more for bread &C drynck than xviij d. 

Item paid to the douches of Suffolck^ players toward 

their paynes ij s. ij d. 40 

Item paid to the children of wisbich whan they played here vj s. vj d. 



228 LONG SUTTON 1564-70 

f 88v* 



Item paid to Master Vicar for that that he laied out 
more then coulde be gathered whan the lorde Robm^ 
players did play here ij s. 



1565-6 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 90* (29 April 1565-21 April 1566) (Payments) 10 

Item paid to ye players of Gosbertowne. ye xxix of Iune vj s. 

Item paid to Sir Iohn Gaskens players ye xviij 1 ' 1 

ofnouember vs. 15 

Item paid to ye players of Mowlton/ ye xviij 

of december vj s. viij d. 

Item paid to the players of Nottyngam/ ye xviij 20 

of february vj s. viij d. 

f 90v* 

25 

Item paid to the players of bullynbrooke vj s. viij d. 

Item paid to the players vpon moonday in Easter weke vj s. viij d. 

1569-70 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 94v* (17 April 1569-2 April 1570) (Payments) 

Item to the players that came out of Keston iiij s./. w 

f 95* 

Item paid to certaine players the \\ or November \ d. w 

moonday in Easter weke: 15 April 1566 



long sutton 1569-73 229 

Item paid to the players the xxij th of Ianuary xx d./. 



1570-1 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 5 

f 98 (2 April 1570-22 April 1571) (Payments) 

Item paid to certayne players the iiij th daye 

of Maye xiiij d. 



1571-2 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 104 (22 April 1571-13 April 1572) (Payments) 



Item paid to certaine players that cawme 
frora Lincoln 



f 106 

Itmi paid to the players w/?/ch played in the 
church vpow Mydlent sonday 



xviij d. 



20 



xvj d. 



25 



1572-3 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts la: SUTTON ST MARY PAR/7/1 

f 109v (13 April 1572-29 March 1573) (Payments) 

Item paid to the players at the request of parte of 

ye towne the weeke before mydsom^;- xj d. 

Item paid to certaine players vpon all sainct« day ij s. iij d. 

f 111* 

Itmi paid to Mr Sampals men v s./. 

Itmt paid to the children of Spaldinge xx d./. 



23/ Mydlcni sonday: 16 March 1571/2 

31/ the weeke before mydsomer. 17— 23 June 1572 



30 



35 



230 louth 1422-31/2 

LOUTH 



1422-3 

Trinity Guild Accounts la: Goulding 4A/ 1/2/1 

single sheet (7 June- 31 May) (Expenses) 

...Item xij d. fistolatorib^i. . . 



1430-1 io 

ac Louth Court Roll la: Goulding 4B/5/1 
f [2]* (18 December) 

The bailiff presents that John Smyth bocher killed and sold corrupt flesh 
in the lord's common market, to the great danger and nuisance of all the 15 
people. Therefore he is in mercy 3 d. 

And the same John came into court and acknowledged that he killed a bull 
not baited, contrary to the ordinance and custom of the lordship hitherto 
in vogue. Therefore let the steward be rewarded (onoretur) with the [skin] 
hide of the same according to the usage 20 



1431/2 
ac Louth Court Roll la: Goulding 4B/5/1 
p c* (3 March) 

The lord's bailiff is ordered to distrain John Bryght bocher to deliver to 
the lord one male full of divers instruments of play, with the other goods 
contained in the same male, of a certain man called Hanse who made flight 
beyond the lordship, which male the said John acknowledged to the steward 
[were] was left in his custody and at his inn. And the said John was allowed 
A to say why he had not delivered and refused to deliver. And the said 
John comes into court and says that he never did acknowledge the aforesaid 
male with the appurtenances aforesaid to the steward, nor did he ever have 
it in the custody of his inn. This he puts upon the lords favour. In mercy 
6d. 



14, 26/ bocher: underlined by Goulding 

1')/ onoretur: ur underlined by (untitling 

27/ male: all four occurrences underlined by Goulding 



louth 1446-1503 231 

1446 

Louth Court Roll la: Louth Museum, Louth Court Rolls, Box 1 

mb [1] (7 November) 

baWivus ex officio suo p?rsentat quod Robertus ij d. de CoxhiK.) Willf/mus 5 

ij d. Fleschewer et lohannes ij d. Wryght quinto die NovembnV 
vltirao die Novembrw vltimo pmerito queWam taurura absque fatigacione 
int^rfecerunt contra, communem ord'macionem ville de Louth ideo ipsl 
in misericordia 



1500-1 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 14* (26 April- 18 April) (Church repairs) 



15 



Item paid to the chyld byschop att cristynmes for 1 paire 
j d. cloffe nayl« ob. to Thomas ij d. coup^r. Ioh« 
bradpull. ij d. Summa makyng his see vj d. 

20 
1501-2 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 
p 32 (18 April— 3 April) (Church repairs) 

Item paid for one child bischop. j paire cloffo nayles. 25 

makyng his See vj d. 



1502-3 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 30 

p 50 (3 April 1502-23 April 1503) (Old debts unpaid) 

Also paid to the child byschop for det the yer afor vj d. 



J5 



p 54 (Church repairs) 

not* hem paid in expense of \ohn glouer. iiij d. [And for 

the child byschop the yer Afor And this yer Summa vj d.] 



6-7/ die Novembrw . . . Novembrw vltimo: dittograp/ry 33/ for ... afor: apparently added later 



10 



232 louth 1502-9 



hem paid to the child byschope at Cristynmes for 

a yere in paymentz of his expense vj d. 



1503-4 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 69 (23 April— 14 April) (Payments for workmen) 

hem paid to the childe byschop at cristynmes vj d. 

10 

1505-6 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 1 1 5* (30 March 1505-19 April 1506) (Church repairs) 

15 
hem paid for makynge the childe bischope See vj d. 



1506-7 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 20 

p 130 (19 April- 11 April) (Church repairs) 

hem paid the chylde bischope at crystynmes vj d. 

25 
1507-8 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 
p 1 4 1 ' (11 April 1 507-30 April 1508) (Receipts for ringing the great bell) 

hem same day Alexander Tisson harper \\ d. w 

hem ij Sonday lentyn Alexander Tisson harper xx d. 



1508-9 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: L( )UT1 1 S 1 J AMI. S PAR/7/1 

p 164 (30 April- 15 April) (Church repairs) 

hem paid lor the child byschope vj d. 



■in 



JO/ same liiv: Septuagesima Sunday, 20 February 
Ml ij Sonday lentyn: 19 March 150 



louth 1508-14 233 

p 1 67* (Debts owed the church) 
also Ioh« Spencer a harpe 

5 

1509-10 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 178 (15 April-7 April) (Church repairs) 

...chylde bischop. vj d. ... 10 

1510-11 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 190 (7 April 1510-27 April 1511) (Repairs) 15 

...To the childe byschop at cristynmes. vj d. ... 

1511-12 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 20 
p 200 (27 April- 18 April) (Church repairs) 

...Child bischop at cristynmes. vj d. ... 

25 
1512-13 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 
p 211* (18 April- 3 April) (Old debts) 

also ressauyd Dauy for a harpe xx d. 30 

p 216* (Payments) 

...Chylde bischope. vj d. ... 35 



1513-14 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 233 (3 April 1513-23 April 1514) (Payments) 40 

...for the childe bischap at cristynmes of childermes day. vj d. ... 



234 louth 1514-20 



1514-15 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 248 (23 April- 15 April) (Allowances) 

hem paid, at cristynmes for child bischope vj d. 5 



1515-16 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 264 (15 April-23 March) (Allowances) io 

Item paid for child bischope vj d. 



p 267* (18 October) «5 

Memorandum of Saynt Leuke day the Euangelist that I Iohn Cawed laid 
all theis bokys and with oder dyiurs ewidence in the rode lofte In Anew 
Ambre wich oure lady gild paid r vj s. vij d. for. The yer of our lord Gode. 
MilWmo CCCCC. xvj 20 

also hole Regenall of corpus chr/m play 



1517-18 2s 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 
p 299 (19 April- 11 April) (Allowances) 

. . .for childe bischope at cristynmas. vj d. . . . 

1518-19 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 285 (11 April 1518-1 May 1519) (Allowances) 

...Childe bischope at cristynmes. vj d. ... 



1519-20 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 40 

p 306 (1 May- 15 April) (Allowances) 

...iiij. men beryng payent« to saynte mary kirke. iiij d. ... child bischope 
at cristynmes. vj d. ... 



louth 1520-8 235 

1520-1 

St James' Churchwardens Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 315 (15 April-7 April) (Allowances) 

. . .childe bischope at crystynmes. vj d. ... 5 



1521-2 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 

p 326 (7 April 1521-27 April 1522) (Allowances) io 

...Childe bischope at cristynmes. vj d. ... 

1522-3 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 15 

p 336 (27 April- 12 April) (Allowances) 



.Childe bischope at cristynmes. vj d. ... 



20 
1523-4 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/1 
p 344* (12 April- 3 April) (Allowances) 

. . .Childe bischope at cristynmes. vj d. . . . 25 



1525-6 
a Trinity Guild Accounts la: Monson 7/28 
p 106* 



30 



. . . William Foster part of his wags vj s. viij d. . . . Paid to William Foster for 
part of the Costs of the Pagent iij s. iiij d. 



35 



1527-8 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 3 (28 April- 19 April) (Allowances) 

. . .The players of Gremysby whan thay thay spake theire bayn of thaire play. 40 

40/ thay thay: dittography 



236 louth 1527-9 

ij s. viij d. ... Will/tfw ffoster for ryng« agayn corpus chiisti dav to hannge 
clos of haros in hey qwere. viij d. ... 

f 3v 

5 
...A smyth makyng ij cais to corpus christi huche. vj d. ... 

f 4 

...ffor beryng pagent«. iiij s. iiij d. ... m 

Trinity Guild Accounts la: Monson 7/2 

f 238* (29 September-29 September) (Payments) 

...willelmo fforster ad facmram vj. s. viij. d. le pagentw... is 

f 238v* 

It is aggreed by the hole body of the Towne of louth that the pagcnt^ yerely 
of Corpw* Christi day shalbe brought forth as the Course is of the Cosies & :o 
charges of Trinite gild vj. s. viij. d. / Corpus Christi vj. s. viij d. gild/ Sana 
petur gil(.) vj. s. viij. d. gild/ sanct Michyll vj. s. viij. d. light/ and the 
Reist of our lady gild how muche so eu^r it cost 

1528-9 

Trinity Guild Accounts la: Monson 7/2 

f 232* (29 September-29 September) 

. vlpvnl.ivn hem the layth where the pagent^ standi ther \. s. 

And for the hous & chambre in the ende same ij. - 

Summa \ij. s. 

t 236 (Repairs of guild properties) 

...William ffaner careyng tymbcr fro clay pvtio xvj d to pagem layth... 

f 237* (Decays) 

\\a>i in Gulpyn lane the laith wher pagent« stand?; iij. s. iiij. d. 40 

1/ corpus churn' day: 20 June 



louth 1528-36 237 

hem in the Chaumbre^ and house for a store house ij. s. 

f 24 lv (Wages, expenses, and payments) 

5 

. . .Et in derwrijs datw will^/mo forst^r ad z&ucacionem pagmarum vj s. viij d. 
in pwcessiowe 



f 242 v* (Repairs) 10 

Item paid to the forseid Ranyer for thekyng vpon the 

pagent lathe by the space of v days & di. to meite 

& wages iij s. j d. 

Item to his server by the same space ij s. j d. 15 

1530-1 

St James' Churchwardens Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 15* (24 April- 16 April) (Church expenses) 

20 
Item to Thomas preston for mendyng harrowes clothes 
belongyng to the kirke iij s. viij d. 



1534-5 25 

St James Churchwardens Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 
f 30 (12 April- 4 April) (Church expenses) 

hem for removyng the pageand^ xxj d. 

30 



1535-6 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 35* (4 April 1535-23 April 1536) (Expenses) 

$5 
hem to robm bayly for stuff takyn off hym for the 
pageand^ agaynst corpus christi tyde iij s. viij d. 



12/ Ranyer: ./ thatcher from Manby 

37/ corpus chr/.tri tyde: 27 May-3 June 1535 



238 louth 1539-53 



1539-40 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 50* (13 April- 4 April) (Church expenses) 

hem in parte of a rewarde to certayn viz. fabule 
actoritw 1 of my lorde of Suffolcke seruantw being 
in the town xxiij d 



1541-2 io 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 
f 56v (24 April- 16 April) (Expenses) 

hem payd to a [beruard] bereward xx d. 

15 



1543-4 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 65 (1 April 1543-20 April 1544) (Expenses and repairs) 

... 

Item In a reward to ye kyng« beerward xx d. 



1547-8 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 :s 

f 80* (17 April- 8 April) (Allowances and expenses) 

hem payd for a pot of aylle when wyderne bayne 

was her vij d. 

hem payd to wyderne play vj S. viij d. 30 



1552-3 

St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: 1 ( H II I SI JAMES PAR/7/2 

f 101* (24 April- 9 Apri I) (Payments and allowances) w 

hem paied to Rychard Curson for mony yat he 

paied to the players ii'j s. 



louth 1553-8 239 

1553-4 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

P 9 

...Item paid to the mynstrelles xij d — 5 



1555-6 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 16* (2 June- 24 May) 

Item paid for wyne when mr hennage was at the play ij s. iiij d. 

Item paid to mr goodale for mony laid furthe by him 

at the playes xiij s. iij d. 



1556-7 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 24* (24 May 1556-6 June 1557) (Payments) 

20 

Item paid to william Iordayne & other ij mynstrell^ for 

ther paynes at the playe ij s. 



St James' Churchwardens' Accounts la: LOUTH ST JAMES PAR/7/2 :^ 

f 124v* (21 April- 12 April) (Payments) 

Item paid to ye queries ma/Vmes seru&mes whenas they 

plaied in ye churche xij s. 



30 



1557-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 29* (6 June -29 May) (Payments and allowances) 

Item paid to mr goodall for certeyn mony by him laid 
furth for the furnishing of the play played in the Markit 
stede on corpus christi day the yere before my entring xvj 



38/ corpus ... entring: 4 June / < >56 



35 



240 louth 1567-89 



1567-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 126* (18 May 1567-6 June 1568) (Payments) 

Item, gevenne to mr pelsonne by assent of the wardoune and Assistentw 5 
towards his charge of an enterlude he Set out the somme of v s 



1571-2 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 146 (3 June- 25 May) (External receipts) 

Item he Chargeth himself with iij s. x d. for the licens by him gevenne for 
batinge of bull«... 



15 



1577-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 174 (26 May- 18 May) (External receipts) 

. . .for bayting of bxxWes vj s — 



20 



1579-80 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 25 

p 182 (7 June- 22 May) (External receipts) 

...Item he chargith himself w/'t/; money by hym Receyvid of ... Iohn dalton 
for licens to bate a bulle viij d — 

so 

1584-5 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 210 (7 June -30 May) (External receipts) 

>5 
...for killinge two bullw vnbayted ij s — 

1588-9 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 235 (26 May- 18 May) (External receipts) 

hem w/th money for lycens to kyll hullo unbayted ij s. 



louth 1589-97 241 

1589-90 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 243 (18 May 1589-7 June 1590) (External receipts) 

Itmi of Iohn Braysforthe for the baytingf 5 

of A Bull xijd. 



1591-2 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 io 

p 252 (23 May- 14 May) (External receipts) 

Itmi he chargeth him self w/th monie v&ceaved ... of peter Smith butcher 
for lyence to kill a bull unbayted xij d — 

15 



1592-3 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 256* (14 May 1592-3 June 1593) (External receipts) 

.... 20 

Receavid for bulls vnbayted iiij s. 



1593-4 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 2^ 

p 261* (3 June- 19 May) (External receipts) 

Item for licence for to kill [three] foure 

bulls vnbayted iiij s. 

30 

1596-7 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 277 (30 May- 15 May) (External receipts) 



$5 



Receavid of Thomas Ambler for lycencing him 

not to bate a bull. *'j d. 



37/ not: apparently added later 



242 louth 1598-1606 



1598-9 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 299 (4 June— 27 May) (External receipts) 

Off Iohn Skelton and Iohn hanson for A not 5 

baytinge two bulls ij s. 



1599-1600 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 305 (27 May- 11 May) (External receipts) 

Item he Receaved ... of willwm Hanson for a lycenc^ for killinge a bull 
vnbayted xij d — 



1603-4 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 323 (12 June- 27 May) (External receipts) 

\teva that he Receaved of butchers for killinge 

bulles vnbayted ij s. vj d. 



1604-5 :s 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 
p 328 (27 May- 19 May) (Rent arrears) 

\x.em that he receaved theis Arreragw of rent« following ... of Martine myles 
for a howse late wates. v s 30 

p 329 (Receipts) 

Ittm receaved for bulles vnbayted ij s. ij d 



1605-6 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 339* (19 May 1605-8 June 1606) (Payments) 

Item layd owt att out second Sessions for out dynners xiij s. \ j d. for the 
Constables dynners & the bayliffes ij s. v j d. to the Townes waytes. ij s. 



louth 1605-9 243 

for mr Massingberd ffee x s. 

Itmi for the bull ringe mendinge xij d. 

p 341 5 

Itmi layd owt att om third Sessions for out dynners. 
xj s. for wyne. ij s. for the Constables & the Bayliffo 
dynners iij s. to our waytes. ij s. xviij s. 

10 



p 342 

Itmi for sixe pownd« of lead for settinge fast the 

bull ringe vj d. 15 



1606-7 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 348 (8 June -24 May) (Wages and fees) 20 

Itmi for the charge of the dynners att the foure 

quarter Sessions iij li. ix s. vj d. 

Itmi given to the waitrc att the same dinners vj s. 

25 

1607-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 355 (24 May- 15 May) (External receipts) 

30 

Receaved of dyvers Butchers for bulles vnbayted 

by them hi) s. iiij A.I 



1608-9 35 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 
p 361 (15 May 1608-4 June 1609) (External receipts) 

Itmi of Certaine Butchers for bulles vnbayted iij s. x d. 

40 



244 louth 1608-12 

p 365* (Payments) 



Itmi given to my Lord of darbye his servames (not 
sufferinge them to playe) att Maday fare 



v s. 



1609-10 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 371 (4 June- 3 June) (External receipts) 

10 

of three butchers for killing iij bulles unbayted. iij s. 



1610-11 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 385 (3 June- 12 May) (Payments) 

Itmi to the musitions at the iiij sessions dinners vj S. 



p 386 20 

Itmi for fetchinge the Buck from Tattershall, which 

Mr Allington gave v s. 

Itmi to the keepers for theire paynes & ffee, beinge 

well served viij s. :s 

Itmi spent at Mr Chambfrlaynes, at the eatinge of 

parte of the venson, for viij gentlewemen, & other 

gentlemen strangers, lor theire suppers xvij s. viij d. 

Itmi for ix pottels of Clarett & iiij pottles of sacke \ix s. 

Itmi given to the Musiti.ms ij s. >o 



1611-12 

Town Wardens' Accounts i \: 1 outh Grammar School B/3/1 

p 391 (12 May 161 1-31 May 1612) (Fines and quarter sessions receipts) 35 

Item leceiuedol diiwrs Butchers for licencinge 

them to kill Bulls vnbaited x s. 



louth 1612-15 245 

1612-13 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 394 (31 May -23 May) (Fines) 

ffor Bulles vnbaited vj s. 5 



p 395 (Quarter sessions payments) 

Itmi the musick for 3 Sessions iiij s. vj d. 10 



1613-14 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 399 (23 May 1613-12 June 1614) (Receipts) 

Itmi of Bayly Scicisson & an other Butcher for 

Bulles vnbaited iij s. 



p 402 (Fees and gifts) 

Itmi to Marloe chargdes about the Bull ringe iij s. viij d. 



25 



p 403 (Wages, gifts, and payments) 

Item iiij or Sessions dinners wine & Musicke vj li. j s. ij d. 



M) 



1614-15 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 409 (12 June- 28 May) (Quarter sessions dinners and fees) 

Paid vnto mr Chamberline for iiij Sessions dinners 35 

for our owne table the foure Counstables the baliefe & 

for wine as app^reth by the p^rticulers iiij li. xij s. 

given the weights in reward att the same dinners vj s. 



246 



louth 1615-18 

1615-16 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 417 (28 May- 19 May) (Quarter sessions receipts) 

hem for Bulles vnbaited 



1) s. 5 



p 420 (Payments, gifts, and fees) 
hem given the waites at iiij or Sessions 



Yll) s. 10 



1616-17 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 427 (19 May 1616-8 June 1617) (Payments, gifts, and wages) 

Itern Musick at Sessions 



Yll| S. 



1617-18 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 434 (8 June -24 May) (Quarter sessions fines) 

Item for Two bulls vnbated 



20 



xviij d. 



pp 435-6 (Payments, gifts, a nd wages) 

Item lor the Venison feast 
kern for wine 
kern for the keepers fee 
Item Sugar two pounder 
Itmi to the musitions 

Item for tour sessions dinner 
Item for wine 
kern for Sugar 
Item tor Musicke 



iiij li. viij s. \j d. 

xliiij s. 30 
v s. vj d. 

M| s. 

ii s. vj d. 

v li. iiij s. iiij d. I 35 
\\\i| s. iiij d. 
v s. viij d. 
viij s. 



30/ xliiij: corrected from xliij 



louth 1617-19 247 
p 437 

Itmi for Mayday ffeast v li. xvij s. iiij d. 

Itmi for wine & sugar xliiij s. viij d. 

Itmi to the musitions ij s. 5 



1618-19 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 446 (24 May- 16 May) (Amercements) 

Itmi received for foure Bulls vnbated iiij s. 



p 448 (Payments, gifts, and wages) 15 

Itmi for the sessions dynner at Mr Egglestones 

the vj r of Iuly xx s. 

Itmi for wyne & suger & for the Constables 

& baly xiiij s. viij d. 20 

Itmi to the Musitions at the same dynner ij s. 



25 



p 449 

. . .& for Ale owinge by Mr Iackson at Midsomraer 

Sessions given the Musitions ij s. 

Itmi to Mr Eglestone for the Graves feast dynner 

at Michaelmas vij li. v s. vj d. 30 

Itmi to the wates at the same tyme ij s. 



35 



p 450 

hem to Will/Vzm Wright that he gave the Musitions 

at Michaelmas Sessions & that he otherwais laid out iiij s. vij d. 

Itmi to Mr Eglestone for the Sessions dinner houlden 

the xxv th of Ianuary xviij s. 40 

Itmi for wyne & sugar vij s. 

Itmi to the wates ij s. 



248 louth 1618-22 

p 451 
Itfm to the Musitions ij s. 



1619-20 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 455 (16 May 1619-4 June 1620) (Arrears) 

Itmi of Richard Wheat for one Bull vnbated xij d. 



p 458 (Payments, gifts, and wages) 

Item to the waits at the Graves feasts & L5 

foure Sessions xij s. 



1620-1 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 467 (4 June -20 May) (Disbursements) 

lieva to a soldier & a Trumpeter redeemed from 

the Turkes by Captaine Lambert xij d. 



p 468 

Itmi forgotten which, was given to musitions vj s. 



30 



1621-2 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 474 (20 May 1621-9 June 1622) (Disbursements) 

35 
Itnn paid for the iiij Sessions dinners viij li. vj S. 

Itmi paid to the waiw.v viij s. 



p 475 



Iwm paid for the Bull ringe mendinge & 
settinge & the Bull ringe mendinge 



louth 1621-4 249 

p 476 

Itmi paid to the players at Easters Sessions iij s. iiij d. 



1622-3 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

pp 482-3 (9 June- 1 June) (Payments) 



10 



Itmi paid for supper for mr Stutt & the 

three scholemaisters iiij s. I 

Itmi paid the waiter iij s. 

Itmi paid to the Cooke ij s. 

Itmi paid for wine & sugar & stronge beere 

at supper iiij li. v s. iiij d. 15 



p 484 

Itmi paid for vj yerd« of Stammell for Qootes 20 

for the wayt« iij li. xvj s. 



p 485 

25 
Itmi to the wayt« at the Sessions vj s. 

Itmi paid for the Sessions dinners vj 1. xiiij s. 



1623-4 30 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 
p 489 (1 June- 16 May) (Receipts) 

Itmi receiued of Butchers for Bulls vnbayted iij s. 

35 

p 491 (Payments) 

hem paid to the wayt« viij s. 

40 



250 



louth 1624-6 



1624-5 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 496 (16 May 1624-5 June 1625) (Money laid out) 

Item giuen to the showe on Whitson munday 

Item paid at Midsomm^r dinner for wine suger 
beere & musicke 



xx s. 5 



xlviij s. x d. 



p 497 (Payments) 

Item, paid at M\c\\aelm\s Sessions for the dinner 
for wine & musike 

It^m Christmas Sessions dinner 
Item wine & musicke 
Item Easter Sessions dinner 
for wine & musicke 

Item iron worke for the well & the bull 
chaine mendinge 



xxxj s. viij d. 
xvij s. viij d. 

xxxiiij s. viij d. 

vij s. x d. 

xxxij s. viij d. 

xiij s. x d. 



iiij s. viij d. 



20 



p 498* 

Item for sendinge to S/'r Thomas Granth.im 

aboute the proclamation for kinge Charles 

for wine and sugar after the proclamac/on 

to the Musike 

ffor a hoggshead of ale 

for vj dozen of bread 

Item to Dicke Hill for drumminge 

for j 1. of powder 

Ite-m for wood for the boonefire 



25 



1) s. 

xij s. x d. 

\i| d. 10 

xvij s. 

vj s. 

xij d. 

\\ iij d. 

u I s. \ j d. 35 



Item for mendinge the drumme 

1625-6 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 502 (5 June— 28 May) (Fines at 12 January 1625/6 sessions) 



xi ii) d 



io 



Receiued of Henry ffisher for a bull not bated 



\ I s. 



louth 1625-7 251 

p 504 (Payments and allowances) 

Item payde for the sessions dinner att midsom<?r 

& for wine xlj s. x d. 

Item to the wates then 



1J s. 5 





10 


lv s. 




xvij s. x d. 




ijs. 






15 


lviij s. vj d. 




xliiij s. ij d. 




ijs. 


20 



p 505 

Item payde WilhVzm wardaile for the supper att 

the venison feaste 

Item for wyne the same nighte 

Item to the Waites 

Item for 4 yeards & a halfe of Stamell for the 
waites at 13 s. the yeard 

Item payde for the Sessions dinner the vj° of 
Octobte & for wine 
Item to the waytes 



p 506 

Item for the sessions dinner the xij° of Ianuary 

& for wyne xliij s. 4 d. 

Item to the Waites ij s . 



1626-7 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 512 (28 May- 13 May) (Payments) 

Item paid Mr Egglestone for the dinner at 

Midsomm^r Sessions 

Item to Mistris Wood for wine 

Item to Iohn Rodesby for wine 

Item to the Waites 

Item paid Mr Egglestone for the Sessions dinner 
at M\chaelm\s &c for wine 
Item to the musicke 



25 



JO 



xliij s. viij d. 


35 


xj s. 




vij s. vj d. 




ij s. 






10 


liij s. vj d. 




ijs. 





252 



louth 1626-30 
p 513 

Itfm for the Sessions dinner at Christmas 
It«n to the Wakes 

Itmi for the Sessions dinner att Easter 
It^m to the waites 



liiij s. vj d. 
ij s. 

liiij s. vj d. 
ij s. 



1627-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 517 (13 May 1627-1 June 1628) (External receipts) 

\x.em for two bulls vnbayted 



10 



1)S. 



p 518 (Ordinary disbursements) 

\iexn to our musicke for attendinge at ij Sessions 



111) s. 



1628-9 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 524 (1 June -24 May) (Disbursements) 

payd for the Sessions dynner wyne & Musick 
payd for the like at Mighellmas 
payd for the like at Chrismes 
payd for the like at 1 aster 



p 526 (Repairs) 

payd lor the Bull cheane mending 



1 s. viij d. 
li\ s. vj d. 
Ivj s. vj d. 

iij li. \ s. 






1629-30 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 531 (24 May— 16 May) {Quarter sessions funs) 

hem receaved tor Bulls vnbaited 



iiij s. x d. 



louth 1629-33 

p 532 (Disbursements) 

Item payd for the fower Sessions dynners & 
for mewsicke 



253 



X] h. nij s. 



1630-1 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 538 (16 May 1630-24 May 1631) (Quarter sessions fines) 

Receaved of Buchers for Bulls vnbated 



vj s. 



p 541 (Payments) 

payd for mending the Bull ch[e]eane 



xvj d. 



1632-3 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 553 (20 May 1632-9 June 1633) (Disbursements) 

\x.em paid to the Music/ons at Midsummer Sessions 



20 



1) S. 



p 554 

Itmi paid for the Bull Chaine mending 



25 



111) s. 



p 555 

Itmi paid more to the Music/bns at ye Sessions 



JO 



vj s. 



p 557 (Allowances) 
ffor the Waytes Coates 



ii) h. 



254 louth 1633-6 



1633-4 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 560 (9 June— 25 May) (Disbursements) 

hem paid to the waiter at the 4 Sessions viij s. 5 



1634-5 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 563 (25 May- 17 May) (Receipts) 

hem receiued for a bull that was vnbaited xii d. 



pp 564-5 15 

hem paid to Sergeant Boddington for two Sessions 

dynners wee had there w/th wine sugar and Tobacko i\ li. vij s. x d. I 

Item to mr Ed: Price & his brother for the other 

2 Sessions dynners viij li. x s. ij d. 20 

Item paid to the waites for their service done at 

all the Sessions viij s. 

Item paid to the harroldw at Armes in money xxx s. 

& in wine and Sugar ij s. \\\ij s. 

... 

Item paid to Mauborne for nailing downe the 

markstt well & mending the bull teame xvj d. 

Item paid for 4 yerdes 3 quartern of cloth for the 

waites Coat« at 13 s. 4 d. p^ryerd iij li. iij s. iiij d. 30 



1635-6 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 570 (17 May 1635-5 June 1636) (Receipts) 

item received for one Bull vnbaited xij d. 



p 571 (Allowances) 40 

I win to the Music/ons vj s. 



louth 1636-9 255 

1636-7 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 576 (5 June -28 May) (Quarter sessions fines) 

Received for three Bulles vnbated iij s. 5 



p 577 (Payments) 

paid to the Waytes vj s. 10 

p 578 

paid for mending the bull teame xij d. 15 



1637-8 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 583 (28 May- 13 May) (Receipts) 20 

Item Bulls vnbated ij s. 



p 584 (Allowances) ^ 

Item paid to the waites for a yeare wages viij s. 



1638-9 30 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 
p 593 (13 May 1638-2 June 1639) (Quarter sessions fines) 



Item receiu^ for a Bull vnbated xij d. 

p 594 (Allowances) 

Item ptf/'d the waites for a yeare vnj s. 



35 



40 



256 



LOUTH 1638-41 / MAREHAM LE FEN 1608 

p 595 

hem paid for fiue yeardes of Stammell for 
the Waites Coates 



iij li. vj s. viii d. 



p 597 

hem paid to Mawborne for Iron-work about 
the Bull-ring and Boult« 
It^m paid Will/^m ffenwick for takeing it vp 
and setting it downe againe 



111) s. 

xviij d. 



1640-1 

Town Wardens' Accounts la: Louth Grammar School B/3/1 

p 6 1 5 (24 May 1 640- 13 June 1 641) (Allowances) 

To the Waites for their yeres wages 



Vllj s. 



20 



p 616 



ffor the Bull teame mendinge 



\j d. 



25 



p 619 

ffor Cloth for Q02s.es for the waytes 



11) li. x s. 



dimittitut 
dimittitur' 



MAREHAM LE FEN 

1608 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Yij/1 1 

f 160' 



Presentments made during the visitation of Horncastle, Hill, and Gartrte deaneries 

Egremona Cilia \obann\s Scarburgh 

Elizabetha woodthorpe \.\mnla lohannis Skarburgh 



40 



MAREHAM LE FEN 1608 / MARKET DEEPING 1573-1604 



257 



excommioiuratuT 



°Tumby° 
°&imittituit° 

°excommuniattur° 



Katherina £Aia \ohannis Graye 
[S] 

for being w/th Cutbm Scofeild on[e] Careing sonday A playing on his 
instrument in service time. °21. Iunij 1608. apud Lmcolniam covam vnagistvo 
Ingram &c citatw dz'cris Egremona & Elizabetha nulio modo &C dominus 
excommunicauit cevtis causis &c comwisit vices suas magistvo Corie Kectori 
de Maram ad audiendum & terminandum &c et ad cevtificandum proximo 
apud lAncolniam pro dicta Katherina vijs &C in proximum 1. Julij. 1608. 
dicta Katherina ckata per vijs &c excommunicato" °14. Novembris 1608. 
certificates fuit dlczas Egremonaw & EYizabetham cv'imina sua huiusmodl 
fassas fuisse &C easdem p^nituisse vnde dimittuntuv° 

Stephen ffletcher A alias [hit] Otley pro consimiYi °.21. die Iunij 1608. 
apud Lmcolniam &C vijs in proximum .1. Iulij 1608. chatus per vijs. &c 
excommunicatur .24. Septembris 1608 iuvamento &c absolvituv & cum 
momcione dim'ittituv/" 



MARKET DEEPING 

1573-4 

St Guthlacs Vestry Book la: MARKET DEEPING PAR/ 10/1 

f C3v* (25 December— 25 December) (Dike reeves' payments) 



20 



\tem to the erle of Worseterw [s] pleyarw 



xv j d. 



f C4* 



It^m to the pleyam att the Churche 



30 



1603-4 

St Guthlacs Vestry Book la: MARKET DEEPING PAR/ 10/1 

f Dl7v* (10 January -9 January) (Bailiffs' accounts) 

Itmi paid to Mr Thornes for a druwm at ye 
proclamaciow of ye Kinges Ma/mie 



iij s. vj d. 



35 



3/ Careing sonday: 13 March 1607/8 



258 MARKET DEEPING 1605-6 / MARSH CHAPEL 1621 

1605-6 

St GuthUcs Vestry Book la: MARKET DEEPING PAR/10/1 

f D21* (13 January -7 January) (Bailiffs accounts) 

hem paid to Richard Heynes for ye towne drum me ij s. vj d. 



MARSH CHAPEL 

1621 io 

Bill of Complaint in Dawson v. Mumby tna: pro STAC 8/114/12 
mb 74* (7 November) 

To the kings most excellente ma/stie.// 
In all humblenesse sheweth vnto youx moste excellente ma/stie yo//r 
highnesse faithfull obedient and quiett disposed subiecte Thomas dawson 
of Marshchappell w/'thin yom ma/sties Countye of Lincoln yeoman that 
wheareas youx said subiecte and Marye his wife have lived in greate love 
and to theare mutuall good Contente and in good name and faire reputac/on 
love and respecte amongst theare neighbours for the space of these eighte 20 
years laste paste duringe which time and after your said subiects former 
greate losses & crosses itt hath pleased god of his greate goodnesse and 
mercies to blesse yo«r said subiecte in his estate whereby yowr said subiecte 
and his wife have bene better able and willinge accordinge to theire powers 
and abilityes to be charitable and helpefull to the poor distressed & needye, 25 
and alsoe to be beneficiall to theare kindred and in a competente measur 
able to provide for theire familie, and posteritye. And wheareas your said 
subiecte for the greatest parte, of the said time, has bene humbled with the 
gratious visitac/'ons and mercifull Correcc/ons of sickenesse and infirmityes 
sente vnto him from almightye god; wheareby youi said subiecte by reason 
of his oulde age, and through extreamitye ofpaine, and weakenesse, hath 
bene inforced to keepe his bedd, for the greatest parte of three years laste 
paste, and compelled to live in a stricte phisicall course of life & diett: 
which your said subiecte, and his said wife, thanckefullye, chearefullye, and 
contentedly indured, knowinge that the said Crosse came vnto them, from >5 
god theare mercifull father. Butt soe itt is may itt please your moste excellente 
ma/stie, that one Thomas Mumbye of Marshchappell aforesaid yeoman, 
( iabriell Baylye of Laceby in the said Countye of Lincoln yeoman, Arthur 
dawson of Marshchappell aforesaid yeoman and Iohn Browne ol Marshchappell 
aforesaid Labourer (blank) and diverse others, altogeather vnknowe vnto io 

5/drumme: 7 minims in Mi nknowe: /fervnknawne 



MARSH CHAPEL 1621 259 

your said subiecte, whose names your said subiecte doth moste humblye 
desyer may be inserted hearein when they shalbe discovered, by your said 
subiect or some of them, envyeinge the contented prosperitye, and happines 
of your said subiecte, and his said wife, inioyed, and that mutuall comforte, 
which each of them received from thother, by the concorde they lived in, 5 
and by that trulye loveinge opinion, each of them, reciprocallye had of 
thother, out of a malitious minde, and divelish disposic/on, to putt debate, 
and strifife, betwixte your said subiecte, and his said wife, and to lessen theire 
love, and good likeinge, each to thother, and to scandalize them, or one of 
them, in theire good names, and reputac/ons. and as much as in them was, 10 
to laye a p^rpetuall blott, and ignominy vppon them your said subiecte, 
and his said wife, and theire posteritye; and to cause them to be hated and 
detested of theire lovinge honest vertuous, and well disposed neighbours 
aboute the moneth of Iulye laste paste att Marshchappell aforesaid, did 
combine Complott and confederate themselves, to and w/th the said other 15 
vnknowne persons; whose names your subiecte desyereth may be hearein 
inserted; and moste malitiously, disgracefullye and ignominiously; then and 
theare did forge, make, contrive, compose write, and publish, or did helpe, 
cause assiste knowe of or pracuer to be forged, made, contrived composed, 
written or published two false, vntrue, ignomous scandalous scurrilous and 20 
infamous libelles, in verse or meeter thone was as followeth. Physick 6 
Physick, for the dawes sonnes sicke. And straight desyers an ./Esculapius. 
The dawes wife tooke Hippocrates by the prick not knowinge Galen from a 
Priapus, It is noe matter howe she takes a purge, when such as Binynsbye 
w/th his pill doth vrge, Shees small shees propper and beyond demure; yett 25 
make her husband singe, the Cuckoos note Shees purus puteus like the 
female pure, Her masters pinnesse yett the shippe in boyes boat Or rather 
like these prisoners of the Lowes whose Calfes Cow-tongue spoke and soe 
ovmhrewe vs. Rames Homes and tupp stones 6 I am in a sowne dawson 
w/th guiftes, is proved a mightie magnes, fore hee bestowinge on Ramsey 30 
one poore gowne; vsurps and will still his moste lovinge Agnes, Rather then 
th' mother shalbe lefte vndone, Heel give a coate vnto Besse Kirkbyes sonne. 
Amongst the Crowd, which haunte the holy crewe, Pilkin comes toning of 
his wives disgrace (blank) is knowne in every place yett in this Corporac/on 
fynde I few, which cann his wifes faults hide though shewes his owne, what 35 
can be hid from husbands iealous growne the said other [said] libell, or 

6/ reciprocallye: o corrected from i by erasure and overwriting 
20/ scurrilous: followed by 10mm of line filler 
28/ Lowes: followed by 7mm of line filler 

33/ toning: for tening; written over erasure and followed by 6mm of line filler 
34/ disgrace: di corrected over other letters by erasure and overwriting 
$6/ said Other [said]: 95mm erasure partly written over and the rest covered by line filler 



260 MARSH CHAPEL 1621 



scandalous verses or meeter was intituled A °by the said confederates or some 
of them o1 in some Coppie or Coppies published as aforesaid Thoma Robmi 
Harrison, in others Thema and was as followeth Mrs. dawson is propper 
and small Shee makes him, Cuckold aboue them all, Will Collingwood with 
his righte hand will take /her 1 by the cunt whews pricke will stand; The 5 
Kitching phisicke is the beste, Theare Brasby kisses aboue the reste. And 
the said Thomas Mumby Arthur Dawson, Gabryell Baylye and Iohn Browne 
(blank) and other vnknowne persons whose names yowr said subiecte humbly 
desyereth may be inserted, when they shalbe made knowne, or some of them, 
did of theire further envye, and malitious hatred which they did beare vnto 10 
your said subiecte, & his said wife, moste scandalouslye and wickedlve, 
knowinge the same to be twoe libells, and infamous songs, wheareby your 
said subiecte, and his said wife, or one of them, was scandalized and traduced, 
did in the said moneth of Iulye laste paste att Marshchappell aforesaid and 
other places publish the same by readinge singinge or giveinge Coppies 1^ 
theareof to sundry of your ma/sties subiecte; to the greate disgrace, and 
defamac/on of your said subiecte, and his said wife; By w/;/'ch infamous 
libelles or scurrelous verses, the said Thomas Mumby Arthur Dawson, 
Gabryell Baylye & Iohn Browne; (blank) and others vnknowne, whose names, 
your said subiecte, humbly desyereth may heareafter be inserted hearein, 20 
or some of them, denoted and notoriously intended yo//r said subiecte, his 
wife, and one Marke Pillington whoe had marryed the daughter of your 
said subiecte; by which notorious abuse, and slander, the good names, and 
Creditts; of your said subiecte, his wife, and sonne in lawe, is privatelye, 
and closely abused and iniured to the greate offence and scandal 1, ot your 25 
ma/sties p;rsente peaceable, setled governemente, established in this land & 
to the greate discouragemente and distaste of the friends, and kindred ol 
your said subiecte, and his said wife, and of all others that wished well to 
them, or conceaved well of [eather] r any ] of them, and tendeth alsoe to the 
incouragemente of the said offenders and others of like lewde course ol so 
Iivinge, if the said misdemeanors shoulde not be moste sevearely punished. 
And further may itt please your moste excellente ma/stie the said I nomas 
Mumby in a further manifestac/'on of his his said malice, againste yowr said 
subiecte, and his said wife, and to hinder (as much is in him lave) the 
discoverye of any the authors contrivers, or publishers, ot the said raise, 35 
and scandalous libells, or verses, alter your said subiecte aboute the moneth 
of Auguste laste paste, had procuered a warrante from Sir Adrian Scrope 
knighte, one of your highnesse [ustices ol peace within the partes ol the 
said Countye, wheare die said offendorw did inhabiti and dwell, which said 

1/ was: written over erasure 8c: apparently inserted later 

21/ denoted: n corrected over another later, possibly v 33/ liis his: dittography 



MARSH CHAPEL 



1621 261 



warrante was directed to the Cunstable of Marshchappell aforesaid, for the 
apprehendinge, of the said Iohn Browne and to bringe, him the said Browne 
before him the said Sir Adrian Scrope or some of his fellowe Iustices in 
regard your said subiecte conceived the said Browne to be a greate agente 
in contriveinge, and publishinge, the said infamous libelles and verses and 5 
indeavoured, by all lawfull meanes, he coulde, for the discoveringe of the 
authors, and publishers theareof; and the said Mumbye knowinge, of the 
said warrante, or feareinge that the said Browne woulde discover the same 
if he weare lawfullye theareof examined hid the said Browne in his owne 
house, and in other secrett, and vnknowne places, and sethence hath 10 

convayed him, to some place altogeather vnknowne, to your said subiecte 
wheareby the said Browne, coulde never sethence, his said A secrett 
convayeinge away by the said Mumby be discovered by your said subiecte; 
and the said Mumby aboute the said moneth of Auguste, laste beinge asked 
of the said Browne, and wheare he was (well knowinge that he was not 15 
in probabilitye to be found by your said subiecte) wheare vppon the said 
Mumby conceaved an absolute concealemente of the said iniurious 
vnchristianlike, and, vnlawfull doinges, and practises to the greate discreditt 
of your said subiecte) in the heareinge of manye your ma/sties loveinge 
subiecte vttered these or the like wordes Lett dawson and the divell, and 20 
A r the divell and 1 dawson (intendinge your said subiecte) doe what he cann, 
and all his Cubbs, he shall not have itt out before Michelmas (meaneinge 
the feaste of St Michaell Tharchangell laste) whoe made the said infamous 
libell or scandalous verses (soe contrived and published as aforesaid) for he 
that made itt was att Lincoln, and itt was a woman that writt it, and he 25 
(meaneinge your subiecte) will not live to gett itt out, thinckeinge the greate 
age, and infirmitye, of your said subiecte, to be such as these, said offences, 
shoulde by the meanes of your said subiecte death goe vnpunished. In tender 
Considerac/on thearefore of the premisses, and for that the said offences, 
weare all latelye committed sethence your ma/mies laste moste gratious 30 
generall, and free pardon and are /all 1 directlye and expresselye Contrarye 
to the lawes, and statutes of this realme, and to your majesties presente moste 
excellente, and peaceable govememente theareof. May itt thearefore please 
your moste excellente ma/mie to graunte vnto your said subiecte, your 
ma/Vities moste gratious writt of Sub pena vnto the said Thomas Mumby, J5 
Gabryell Baylye, Arthur Dawson, and lohn Browne (blank) and thother 
vnknowwe persons (when they shalbe discovered) to be directed commaundinge 
them, and everye of them theareby, pmonallye to be and appeare before your 
ma/'mie, and the righte honorable hordes and others of your highnesse 

1/ warrante: war corrected over erasure 17/ conceaved: for (having conceaved 

I 5/ he was : apparently written over erasure 



262 MARSH CHAPEL 1621 



in 



privie counsell in your ma/mies high Courte of Starr Chamber act a certaine 
day and vnder a certaine paine thearein be limitted, and expressed; then and 
theare personally to answeare vnto the premisses A and the said Mumby to 
declare wheare the said Browne is and to be ordered to bringe him forth 
and to abide and performe, such further order and sensuer as to yo//r 
ma/mie said honourable privie Counsell shalbe adiudge to stand w/th equitye 
and good Consciences; and your subiecte accordinge to his bounden 
dutye; shall dayly pray for your ma/'mies longe life & prosperous raigne 
over vs./ 

(signed) Fr. Harvey 
Rt. mey 

Defendant's Answer in Dawson v. Mumby tna: pro STAC 8/114/12 

mb 73 (8 November) 15 

The answere of Thomas Mumby one of the defendantes to the bill of 
Complaynt of Thomas Dawson Complaynant./ 
The sayd defendant savinge to himselfe now and att all tymes hereafter 
all advantage of exception to the Incertaintie & insufficiency of the sayd 20 
Informac/on for answere to soe much thereof as concerneth this defendant 
to make answere vnto sayth that about the moneth of Iuly last one Alice 
Hutchinson this defendantes servaunt did as she affirmed to this defendant 
find in this defendantes yard a paper sealed with wax being as this defendant 
taketh it of the effect of the Two libels in the Informac/on menc/oned which 25 
she brought and shewed to this defendant who opened the same and 
indeavored to read the same but could not but here and there a part and 
afterwardes this defendant being called before S/'r Adrian Scroope Knight 
one of his Ma/'«ties Iustices of peace within the County of Lincolne by the 
Comaundement of the sayd S/'r Adrian did deliver the same writinge to him 30 
but this defendant never saw any other libel! but that which he delivered to 
the sayd S/'r Adrian And as to all the [<...)] r °forginge makinge deuisinge" 
contrivinge[s] Composinge writinge or publishinge of the libels in the 
Informac/on menc/oned or eyther of them And as to all the Combvnac/bns 
Complottinges confederacies devisinges and other misdeamenors and 35 

offences in the bill of Complavtu laid to the Charge or this defendant and 
punishable in this 1 [onorable Court this defendant A "sayth that he is not 



II be: for to be 

()/ adiudge: /frradiudged (?) 

Ml [(...)]: 108mm of text crossed out 

omposinge: C corrected over another letter 



MARSH CHAPEL 1621 / PINCHBECK 1552 263 

of them or any of them guiltie in such manner and forme as in and by the 
Informac/on they are sett forth and declared °agaynst him° without that 
that any other matter or thinge in the sayd bill of Complaynt conteyned 
materiall or effectuall in the law to be answered vnto by this defendant 
and not herein well and sufficientlie answered vnto confessed and avoyded 5 
traversed or denied is true All w/Wch matters and thinges this defendant is 
ready to averre and prove as this Honorable Court shall award and prayeth 
to be hence dismissed with his reasonable Costes and Charges in this behalfe 
most wrongfully susteyned./ 
(signed) Leuinge 10 

MORTON 

1607 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/ 19 15 

f 53 (6 August) 

Presentments at the visitation of Corringham and Gainsborough deaneries during 
the bishops triennial visitation 



20 



Richard Lilly of Morton for prophaning ye sabaoth by keeping a pip^r & 
sufferinge him to play in his hous in euening praier time vpon ye 19 daie 
oflulie 1607 



PINCHBECK 



25 



1552 

Letter of Richard Ogle to Sir William Cecil tna: pro SP 10/15 

f [1]* (27 October) 30 

Pleasith yt your M^tfrohyp to be adumysed that by force of the commyssyon 
of Sewers wherin you toke [payn] payn suche dykyng hath bene made in 
the cvntry [that] /as 1 shalbe to the vniu^rsall welth of the [cvuntre] A the 
same 1 yet som p^rte ys to be doon whych I trust shall hereafter be doon by 35 
the labour & payn that my ffrend Iohn Burton hath taken & woll take 
therin for the whych he hath had and sustayned dyspleasure but yet never 
cessed to se thyng« doon accordyng to the effect of the decrees/ s/'r mr welly 
& I have sent a feyned lycence to the councell whych we toke rTrom players/ 
a thyng moche to be loked too and the offendoz/rs worthy punysshement yf 40 
yoar Masters\\yp thynk conuenyent to deliu^r the letter to the councell 
thys berer shall deliu^r the letter & the box or d\es to be orderd as to your 



264 PINCHBECK 1552-82/3 / rippingale 1611 

hAastershyp shall seme good/ very requysyte yt ys to have a gerwall cowmyssyon 
A r of Sewers 1 as was sewed/ for the savegard of the hole cowtrey whych [we] 
I referre to your Mastershyp dyscressyon I have the commyssyon & the bokes 
that you sat vppon in my hendesl &C the sayd Burton shall shewe to you 
the lawes by vs deuysed vppon yo«r remembrance and notes referryng 
the reformac/on therof to your dyscressyon/. ferther requyryng you to 
geve credyt to the berer thus ye almyghty have you [h] in hys kepyng in 
honour &C helth to endure to hys pleasure ffrom pynchebek the xxvij or 
octobre 1552 

per your smiant Richerd io 

Ogle 



1582/3 

Inventory of Hugh Artie, Piper la: LCC ADMONS 1582/21 

single sheet* (2 February) (In the parlour) 15 

Itmi ij pare of pypes ij s. 



POTTERHANWORTH 

1618 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/24 

See Branston 1618 - s 



RIPPINGALE 

1611 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/21 jo 

f 122v (13 September) 

Presentments made during the visitation of Avelandand Laffard deaneries held 
in the parish church ofSUafordby Otwell Hill lld, vicar general and official 
principal of William Harlow, bishop of Lincoln 35 

Aimittitur 

Thomas Markernes for haueing musitions & dancing in his house vpon the 
saboath day in rime of divine praier & did dance himselfe 30 Ocxobrii 161 I 
aiatus &e comparuix el obiecto 8a negat el habci ad purgand«w &ic 4. in 



RIPPINGALE 1611/SAXILBY 1555-6 

proximum postea fatetur &c et dimittitur cum momcione° 



265 



Aiminhin 



dimittituv 



di •mint tin 



suspends tur 



dimittitur! 



ROUGHTON 

5 

1609 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/12 

pp 75-6 (29 April) 

Presentments made during the visitation of Horncastle deanery held in the 10 
parish church of Horncastle by Otwell Hill, lld, commissary and official of the 
archdeacon of Lincoln 

Robm Barber for plainge in Christmas Tyme in prayer time one St Stephens 
day °6. Oczobris 1609. quesitus &c vijs &c/° °20 octobra 1609 [quesitwj. is 

&c] ^cizatus per 1 vijs &c/ suspenditu/ °v\zimo ffebruarij 1609 dictus 
Robertus Barbar in persona Richard'i yongre iuratus absoluitur et cum 
momc'wne. dimittitur" 



Chm/ofer Barber Iunior pro consimili °18° \ulij 1609. crzatus &e comparuiz 
& obiecttf articulo fatetwr & cum moniciowe dimittitur/" I 

Launcelot /Hodgson 1 Servant vnto William Andrew pro consimili 
°18° Iul// 1609. cizatus &e comparuit & obiecto articulo fatetur & cum 
moniciowe dimittitur/ 

Iohn Russells for beinge then present °18° Iul/)' 1609 quesit/w &e vijs &c° 
°6. Ocwbris 1609. citatus p^rvijs & suspenditur" 

Christofer Bowlton for harboringe of them in his howse ye same daye in 
prayre time °18° Iul/)' 1609. cizatus &e comparuiz & obiecw 2Sticu\o fatetz/r 
& cum momcwnc dimittitur/ 



20 



25 



30 



SAXILBY 

1555-6 

St BotolpWs Churchwardens Accounts la: SAXILBY PAR/7/d 

f 7v* (I January- 1 January) {Expenses) 

\zem to the pypur 



35 



40 



vj d. 



266 SIBSEY 1601 / SILK WILLOUGHBY 1623 

SIBSEY 

1601 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 10 

f 92v (1 April) 5 

Presentments made during the visitation of Bolingbroke deanery held in the parish 
church of Horncastle by Thomas Randes, the archdeacon of Lincoln's official 

dimittuntur io 

gard/Vw/ ibidem for not presenting certaine [rude and] persons w/'thin that 
p^rishe which are makers and publishers of rymes tending to the discredit 
of some of the parishioners there making therof a cowmon practize and in 
a braving and boasting manner, [saeth] saieng they will doe yt and for not 
printing the wief of (blank) mawley for not receyving the holie communion is 
at Easter last past nor eny tyme since 30 die hsiuarij 1601 citati comprfruer///n 
et ■axticuXo objecto allegarwwt that as yet they knowe of noe suche matters 
[vnde domixiu%\ sed petieruwt tempus competens ad inquirendum et ad 
presexmsidum &c vnde dominus ipjos monuit [t] iuxta [monuit] pexicionem et 
ad certificandum citra 25. Marc'i] proximum 2. Aprilis 1602 exhibitum est 20 
certificarium vnde dimittuntur 

SILK WILLOUGHBY 

1623 25 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 18 
f 227v* (1 October) 

Detections exhibited during the visitation of Lafford and Avelaud deaneries by 
John Hills, std, archdeacon of Lincoln, at a session held in the church of Sleaford jo 
and presided over by John Farmery, m>, the archdeacons official 

dtuctio deria dimittitux 

Iohn Tayler presented for that vpon the nameinge, let us goe singe a Psalme, 
in mockerie began a ribaldrye songe amoungst manic on the saboath daye 35 
15 nouembns 1623 chatus &c. comparuix bAagistet Hawen nuncius &c. et 
fatetux &c. submisit &c. vnde Uabci ad agposcendum <!n:c et ctztificaiidum 
inde proximum 29. nouembns 1623 txhibixo Cerfiflcario dimittitux 2 l ): 
Novembris 1623. loco oonsistoriaU coram domino Cancellario presents \\cgisnav\o 
comparuerunt iosephus Thirlby Willelmus Leake Thomas Yates [Augustinus 40 
Iessup] & willelmus Cooper et AtTixmauexum thai the said iohn Taylor C \eorge 
Beckwell & Iohn Iessopp were the ringleaders in this [buss] abuse and 



SILK WILLOUGHBY 1623 



267 



[did] lohn Taylor did begyn to sing & lohn Iessop was the next prz'ncipall 

offendor.° 

Dimittitur 

dezeaio clfrici George Beckwell presented for lettinge a great fart at the same tyme wz'th 
laughinge and shoutinge of manie there 15. nouembris 1623. habet vt 
supra eodem die 



dimittitur 

lohn Ieesup presented for the like 15 nouembris 1623. citato &c comparuk 
et dominus ei obiecit That he wz'th others did meet together vpon an 
vnseasonable tyme of vpon the saboath daye & then did much prophane & 
[abu] the A same [saboath daye] & abuse themselues by singinge baudye 
& ribauldrye songes in mockerye vpon the nameing of singing a Psalme 
respondet et dicit That he this r^ondent was then in companie w/'th those 
that did so offend & was culpable therein as well as they et vlftrius dicit 
That there was then and there in companie blameable as abouesaid Ioseph 
Thirlbye William Leake Thomas Yates Austin Ieesup. William Cooper 
Nicholas [se] seruant to Richer;/ Sprat & Robm Kime all of Silkewilloughbye 
parish °& dium others whose names he nowe remembreth not Et se submw/'t 
&c vnde habcx ad pub/z'ce confitendz/w &C in eccl^ia ibidem prout in schedule 
et ad ccrtificandum in 2^ aw sessionem et dominus decreuit omnes alios 
prescripts citands fore in proximum &c 11. decemhris 1623 dictus Ieesup 
exhibuk certificarium de penitencia dicte confessionis &c vnde d\mittiturJ° 

f 228v 



20 



25 



monitus ad 
soiuendum 
feodum 



their orders 
are executed 
&C received [q] 
since their 
suspension. 

similiter 



similiter 



Ioseph Thirlbye 

ffor that he w/'th others did meet together vpon an unseasonable tyme of 
saboath daye and they did much prophane the same and abuse themselues 
[by] A by yeelding their (. . .)nere & companie w/'th divers that were singing 
baudye & ribauldrye songes in mockerye vpon the nameinge of singinge of 
A Psalme 29. Novembris 1623. citatztf &c preconizatus comparuk cui obiecto 
axticulo fatetur et submisit &C vnde habez ad agnoscendz/w &e et certificandz/w 
inde proximum °11 decem^w 1623. dictus Thirlbie preconizato &c now 
comparendo nee cevtificando &c vnde suspenditi/r." 

Will/'rfm Leake for the like 29: Nouembm 1623. fatetur vt supra °1 1. decem^ra 
1623. vt supra suspenditur° 

Thomas Yates for the same 29: NouewbrzV 1623. iawtuv vt supra °1 1. decem^ra 
1623. vt supra suspendititv 



}0 



>5 



40 



268 SILK WILLOUGHBY 1623 / SLEAFORD 1476-80 

23 Austin Ieesup pro consiw/li 29: Nouewbris 1623. citatus preconizatus 
comparuit Magister Hawen nuwcius &c et fatetur eius nowiwe obiecu/w et 
submisit vnde habet ad agnoscendww &e et certijicandu?u inde proximum 
11. decembm 1623. fvzcfa preconizacione &c pro d/cto Iessup no/z comparuit 
nee certificando &c vnde suspenditur.I" 

similiter WilhVzm Cooper pro eadem culpa 29: Nouewbris 1623. citatus &c 
preconizatus comparuh et htf^et ad agnflttwzdww et certijicandum inde 
proximum °11. decembm 1623. vt sup;a suspenditur 

Nicholas (blank) famuli Richrtrau' Sprat vt supra 29: Nouembr/V 1623. 
quesitus &C vijs &c in proximum °xj° die decembm 1623. citatus vijs &c 
preconizatus &c non comparuit vnde suspenditur" 

Robm Kime pro consira/li 29: Nouewbr/V 1623. quesitus vijs cVl in 
proximum °11. decembm 1623. citatus vijs &c preconizatus &£ now 
comparuit vnde suspenditur" 



SLEAFORD 

1476-7 

Trinity Guild Accounts bl: Additional ms 28,533 

f 1 (16 June- 8 June) 

Item payd to ye mynstrels xiiij d. 

It^w payd to ye mynstrels of corpus day per iiij d. 

Item payd for ye ryngyng of ye same day ij d. 



1479-80 

Trinity Guild Accounts BL: Additional \is 28,533 

12' (c 13 June— 11 June) 

item payd to Robert Appylby for viij planckis 

& warkemawshyp of yew ij s. A iiij d. 

hem payd to the mynstryls xij d. 

Item payd for the Ryginall of ye playn/ for the 

ascenc/on \' the wrytyngol spechys & payntyng 

of a garment lor god iij s. viij d. 



SLEAFORD 1482-3 / SOUTH KYME 1601 269 

1482-3 

Trinity Guild Accounts bl: Additional ms 28,533 

f 3v* (16 June -15 June) 

hem ffor Beryng of ye Baner to ye mywstrell vj d. 5 



SOUTH KYME 

1601 io 

Bill of Complaint in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Bayard, et al 

tna: pro STAC 5/L1/29 
sheet [21]* (23 November) 

To the Queenes most excellent Maiesue/ 15 

Complayning sheweth and enformeth your excellent Ma/mie your highnes 
faythfull and loyal Subiecte Henry Earle of Lincoln, That whereas your 
Royall Ma/mie in the whole Course of your happie and flourishing Reigne, 
as also your Highnes noble and worthie progenitowrw in their Reigne and 20 
governs m haue ever had a gracious Regarde of the honour and estate of the 
Nobility and Peeres of this your Highnes Realme, and men of more inferiour 
Condicion to them haue Caryed such respective and due observance to the 
Nobles of this kingdome as they haue not once presumed to scandalize or 
deprave their persons and place by publique scornes & reproches yet nowe 25 
soe it is (most dread Soveraigne) That one Talbois Dymmocke a Common 
Contryver and publisher of Infamous pamphletts and Libells Roger Bayard 
of Kyme in your Highnes County of lincoln /yeoman Iohn Cradocke 
thelder and Iohn Cradocke the younger of kyme aforesaid yeomen and other 
their accomplyces intending as much as in them consisted to scandalize and 30 
dishonor your said Subiect and to bring him into the scorne and Contempte 
of the vulgar people of his Country haue of late and since your ma/>yties 
last free and generall pardon by the direction Consent or allowance ol S/r 
Edward Dymocke in your Highnes said County of Lincoln knight Contryved 
published vsed & acted these disgracefull false and intollerable slaunders 35 
reproches scandalous wordes Lybells and Irreligious prophanac/'ons ensewing, 
And first the said Talbois Dymocke being a man of a very disordered and a 
most dissolute behaviour & Condicion about the Twelfth Daie of August 
in the one & ffortith yeare of yowr Highnes Raigne passing thoroughe the 

l~l Roger: corrected over erasure 38-9/ the Twelfth Daie ... Raigne: 12 August 

30-1/ and dishonor: d dis corrected over erasure J 599 



270 SOUTH KYME 1601 



Towne of Tattershall in the said county of lincolne where your Subiect 
now & then inhabited did resort to the Doore of the howse of one will/Vmi 
Hollingehead there dwelling in the said towne of Tattershall & then & there 
stayed a while against the doore of the said howse sitting on his horsebacke 
Att which tyme w/th a lowde voyce in the then presence and hearing of 
divers &C sondry persons he vttered & spake to Anne Hollenghead wyfe of 
the said wiWiam Hollinghead these wordes ensewing. That is to say Comwend 
me (sweete Harte) to my Lord of Lincoln and tell him that he is an Asse & 
a foole (meaning your said Subiect) Is he my vncle and hath no more witte? 
I would to God he had some of my wytte for I could spare him some 
which speaches he then A & there vttered and published in Contemptuous 
malicious and scornefull manner to the great discontenting m of the hearers 
and to the disgrace and ignominy of your said Subiect And the said Talboys 
Dymocke persuing his former bould and insolent purposes and Courses 
against your said Subiecte after sondry plottes and Conferencye had betwene 
the said Sir Edward Dymocke and him the said Talboys Dymocke howe to 
scandalize deprave and disgrace your said Subiecte the said Talboys Dymocke 
w/th the privity procurement and allowance of the said Sir Edward Dymocke 
in or about the Moneth of August in the xliijth yeare of yo//r Highnes Raigne 
did frame and Contryve one Infamous Lybell or Stage play w/;/ch the said 
Sir Edward Dymocke and Talboys Dymocke tearmed and named the Death 
of the Lorde of Kyme and to the end that the whole hundred and wapentage 
adioyning should resorte therevnto and be behoulders thereof: Notificac/on 
was thereof publiquely made and Divers persons and neighbours adioyning 
were sent vnto and invited by some of the servantes of the said Sir Edward 
Dymocke to be at kyme vppon Sonday being about the last Day of August 
at Dinner there to take p^rte of some venison and to see a play in the 
afternoone of the same day: All which was done by the then procurenuv/t 
&C direction of the said Sir Edward Dymocke and Talboys Dymocke, Att 
which day divers of the inhabitants thereabouts {videlicet) Edward Newlove 
of Helpringham in yo//r highnes said County, gentleman will/Vmi Garewell 
of Hold in the said county yeoman Robert Iackson of Asgarby Thomas 
whelpdale of Howell in the said County yeoman and Divers others to 
your said Subiect vnknowen did resorte to kyme aforesaid and were there 
enterteyned at the howse of the said Iohn Craddocke thelder ol Kyme 
aforesaid yeoman servant vnto the said Sir Edward Dj mocke accordingly 
and in the afternoone of the said Day the said Talboys Dymocke Roger 
Bayard Iohn Cradocke the elder and Iohn Cradocke the younger vppon a 



"'/ Is Ik-: corrected over erasure 26/ Sondaj ... \ugust: probably Sunday, 30 August 

1 V ( 'onliiviK w: enc w corrected over erasure 1601 

igusi ... Raigne: August 1601 Roger: corrected over erasure 



SOUTH KYME 



1601 271 



Grene neere adioyning to the howse of the said Sir Edward Dymocke at 
kyme aforesaid hard by A Maypole standing vppon the said greene did then 
and there present and acte an enterlude or play by the then procurement and 
privity of the said Sir Edward Dymocke dyveres persons of the Neighbour 
Townes therevnto adioyning and of the howsehould servants of the said 5 

Sir Edward being then /& 1 there assembled to heare & see the same In 
which play the said Talboys Dymocke being the then principall actowr therein 
did first then & there Counterfeite and tooke vppon him to represent the 
person of your said Subiecte and his speaches and gesture and then & there 
in the said play tearmed & named your said [SubzVrte] Subiect the Earle of 10 
lincolne his good vncle in scornefull manner and as an actor then tooke 
vppon him to represent the person of your said Subiect and in such sorte 
representing the person of your said Subiecte in the said play was there 
fetcht away by the said Roger Bayard who acted and represented then & 
there in the said playe the person and place of the divell And the said Roger 15 
Boyard in an other p^rte of the said playe did then and there acte & represent 
the pane of the ffoole and the pane of the vyce in the said playe and then 
and there actinge the said p^rte did declare his last will & testament and 
then & there in the hearing of all the persons assembled to see and heare 
the said playe did bequeathe his woodden dagger to your said Subiecte by 20 
the name of the Earle of lincolne and his Cockscombe & bable vnto all 
those that would not goe to Hornecastle with the said Sir Edward Dymocke 
against him at which Towne of Hornecastle the said Sz'r Edward [D(. . .)] had 
vnlawfully and ryotously by such as he had there vnto appointed vppon the 
xxvj th day of Iulie last being the Sabath daie made a Ryotous entrye into 
the parsonage howse there and Claymed divers duties of right belonging 
to your subiect, to belonge to him and where his servants and such as he 
had appointed for that purpose contynued that force in p^rte of the said 
personage howse of Hornecastle aforesaid before and at the tyme of the said 
playe and in the said enterlude [and] r or 1 playe and as a p^rte thereof there 30 
was also by the then like procurement and direction of the said S/r Edward 
Dymocke a Dirige songe by the said Talbois Dymocke A r Marmaduke 
dicconson Roger Bayard Iohn Cradock the elder and Iohn Cradock the 
younger. 1 and other the then actors of the said playe wherein they expressed 
by name most of the knowen lewde & licencious woemen in the Citties of 35 
london & lincoln and Towne of Boston concluding in their songes after 
every of their Names. Ora pro nobis After which Dirige so songe as aforesaid 
the said Iohn Cradocke thelder towards the end of the said playe in scorne 
of Religion and the profession thereof being attyred in a Ministers Gowne 

14, 15/ Roger: corrected over erasure 23/ [D<...>]: erasure rnosdy obscured by line filler 

17/ ffoole: corrected over erasure 24/ ryotously: first y written over another lette 



272 SOUTH KYME 1601 



and having a Corner Cappe on his head and a booke in his hand opened 
did then and there in a Pulpitte made for that purpose deliver and vtter a 
prophane and irreligious prayer: which was framed and devised by the said 
Sir Edward Dymocke & Talboys Dymocke and did then & there reade a 
Text out of the booke of Mabbe as he then reade yt during which tyme of 5 
the action and continuance of the said playe the said Sir Edward, being 
then in his said howse att Kyme aforesaid, sent from tyme to tyme by his 
servants and others directions to the said acioures what they should doe. 
And further enformeth your Ma/stie your said Sub/Vcte That whereas yout 
said Subiecte about two yeares past had purchased. A Messuage and certeyne 10 
lands in Kyme aforesaid of the yearely value of Twenty poundes of one 
Ambrose Marshe: the said Sir Edward Dymocke and Talbois Dymocke 
dispightinge most maliciously yo«r said Subiect have nowe of late Contryved 
and made of your said Subiecte this pasquill, lybell, or Ryme in wrytinge 
ensewing That is to say The Bandogge nowe Tom Bull comes to our Towne. \> 
And sweares by Hamboroughhe Marshe and much a doe: To seigniorize to 
seate and sitt him downe: This Marshe must marshall him and his whelpes 
to, but let him headd Tom Bull, ffor yf they sturr, He make yt but a kennell 
for a Curr. And afterwards did publiquely fix and sett the same vnto and 
vppon the said maypole to the veiwe of a nomber of your Highnes Subiects 20 
&c caused a Bull being the Armes of the said Sir Edward Dymocke. to be 
pictured and sett herevppon a little aboue the said Lybell and the said libel] 
directly vnder the picture of the said Bull. In which malicious and scornefull 
lible by the said bull therein menc/'oned The said Edward and Talboys 
dymocke did meane and intend the said Sir Edward Dymocke who giveth 25 
the Bull for his Creste or Cognizance And by A the Bandogg and Curr they 
meant and intended your said Subiecte who giveth the white Greyhounde 
as the Creste and Cognizance of your said subiecte to the great scandall and 
reproche of your said subiecte being one of yo//r highnes Peeres and to the 
great Contempt of persons of like estate and quallity All which reprocho jo 
scandalls lybells pasquills Interludes playes and other the misdemeanours 
aforemenc/oned were committed and done longe since youi Majesties last 
free and generall pardon. In Considcrac/on whereof, and forasmuch as the 
said reproches scandalls libells interludes Pasquills Playes and other the said 
misdemeanours doe tend to the great disgrace and contempt of youi Highnes 
Nobilytie and the great dislike and discontentment of youi Ma/sties well 
Disposed and Civill Subiects and be offences merely against yo«r Highnes 
police and good and godly lawes. And doc further tend to the wilful! 
Contempte of yo//r most gracious govermewt and of youi Crow tie and 
dignity and to the daungerous ymboldning & pernicious example ol other 10 

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SOUTH KYME 1601 273 

like lewde and evill disposed persons to cowmitt the like offences vnles some 
severe and Condigne punmshmewt be executed vppon the said intolerable 
offendowre; May it therefore please your Ma/enie to grante your highnes 
writtes of Subpena to be directed to the said S/'r Edward Dymocke Talboys 
Dymocke Roger Bayard Iohn Cradocke the elder and Iohn Craddocke the 5 
younger Comraaunding them and every of them thereby at A Certeyne Daye, 
and vnder a Certeine payne therein to be lymitted to be and personally to 
appeare before your highnes in your Maiesties most honorable Courte of 
Starrchamber then and there to answere the premisses and to abide such 
further order therein as by the said honorable Courte shalbe thought fitt 10 
and convenient And your Highnes said Subiecte shall dayly pray for your 
Ma/emes most happy Reigne long to continewe over vs./. 
(signed) Crewe 

Interrogatories for Tailboys Dytnoke, John Craddock the elder, and John 15 

Craddock the younger tna: pro STAC 5/L1/29 
sheet [29] (before 7 December) 

{..) primis whither were yow at Tattershall in the County of Lincoln where 
the Complaynam now Dwelleth on or about the xij tri Daie of August in the 20 
xljth yeare of her Ma/emes reigne, And whiche Did you ther at your beinge 
in or then passinge through the said towne, resorte to the Dore of the howse 
of one Will/tf m Hollinegheid then Dwellinge in the same Towne of Tattershall 
and whyther Did yow staie a while against the Dore of the said howse syttinge 
on horsebacke, and whither did yow then or at any time sithens, speak to 25 
Anne wyfe of the said Hollenghed or to anie other person or persons, or in 
the presence & hearinge of any person or persons and what be thare names, 
these wordey followinge (that is to say) commend me sweete harte to my 
lord of Lincoln and tell him that he is an Asse, and a foole, is he my vncle 
and hath no more witt I would to god he had somme of my witter for I could 30 
spare him soomme, Did yow speake all the saide worded or some p^rte of 
them A & which of them or worded to the like effecte & what were those 
worded yow so spake 

Item whither did yow your self, or did yow or anie other by the helpe privitie 35 
or solicitation of S/'r Edward Dimocke Knight or of anie other and by whome 
in or aboutt the moneth of August last or at anie time sithence frame and 
contrive one libell or stage plaie, which yow and the said S/r Edward Dimocke 
or some of yow, tearmed and named the Death of the lord of kime or not, 
whither was theire anie notification publiquely mad of the said libell or 40 

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274 SOUTH KYME 1601 

stage plaie, and diuers persons sente vnto and solicited or invited, and by 
whome and by whose Commaundment to be at kime on sondaie beinge 
about the last of August aforesaid at dynner, there to take pane of somme 
venison, and to se a plaie in the after noone of the same Daie what were 
the names of the parties that wer(.) so solicited or invited to be there y*zt 5 
sondaie or at anie time since. 

3 Item whither was the said libell or stage plaie after the makinge thereof acted 
and plaied at kime aforesaid, and where & in what place, was the same acted 
and plaied & by whome and by what persons, was the same acted and plaid, 10 
whither was yt acted and plaied vppon agrene, nere adioyninge to the howse 
of the said Sir Edward Dimocke at kime aforesaid, hard or nere by the 
maypoole, then standinge vppon the said grene, whither was the same Donne, 
by the solicitation privitie or procuerment, of the said S/'r Edward Dimocke, 
and what number of persons were assembled there, at the actinge of the said 15 
libell or stage plaie, and what were the names of asmanie as yow do knowe. 

4 Item whither in the actinge of the said libell or stage plaie, did anie person, 
and what is his name, counterfett and take vppon him, the person of the 
said Earle of Lincoln complaynam, and his speches and gesture, naminge the 
Complaynant his good vncle & whither was the same done in scornefull 
manner or not, 

5 Item whither in the said libell or stage plaie, was there not one that acted 
and plaied the p^rte of the Devill, and what was his name, and whither did 25 
not the p^rtie, so actinge and playinge the p^rte of the Devill, letch and carie 
awaie, the p^rtie that represented the person of the Complaynant ° r not./ 

(> Item whither in the said libell or stage plaie, was there not one person that 
acted the p^rte of the vice or foole, in the said plaie, and then and there 30 
actinge the said parte, did Declare his last will and testiament, and then and 
there in the hearinge and ye presence of the people there assembled, to here 
the said plaie, did bequeath his woodden dagger to the Complaynant, and 
his Cockescome and bable vnto all those that would not goe to horncastle with 
the said S/'r Edward Dimocke againste the Complaynant, and whither had 
the said Sir Edward Dymock the xxvj'' 1 of lulie then past made a torccble 
enterie into the messuage called the parsonage howse or hornecastle aforesaid 
vppon the possession of the C ompla\ nam or not, and whither was the said 
messuage kept by force by the said S/r Edward Dimocke, or his confederates 
at the time of the actinge ol the said plaie as you knowe./ or hane heard./ 40 

32/ yc: apparently added later in space between and and presence 
3 V h.id: corrected over erasure 



SOUTH KYME 1601 275 

Item whither in the actinge of the said libell or stage plaie, was there not a 
Dirige songe by the actors of the said plaie, or some of them, and by which 
of them, and whither in the said Dirige, were not the names of some knowne 
lewde and licencious, women in the Cyty of lincoln and towne of Boston, 
and some women of Credit and good behaviour named therein, Concludinge 5 
in there songe after euerie of there names, ora pro nobis, and what moved 
yow to name women never detected or defaymed, amongste women suspected, 
and who advised yow to name them or anie of them, and whither was S/'r 
Edward Dimocke made privie there as yow knowe or haue hard./ 

10 
Item whether in the endinge of the said plaie was theire not one person, and 
who was the said person that was atired in a garment like a ministers garment, 
havinge a corner cap on his head and a booke in his hand opened, whither 
was not there a poulpett made of purpose and did not the said person 
representinge a minister in the said pulpitt Deliuer and vtter a prophane 15 
and irreligious praier, and what was the said praier, and who was the inventer 
& maker thereof, and did not the said person representinge the person of 
the minister, reade a text out of [the] r A book, which text as he said was 
taken out of the booke of Mabb, and what was the text he so redd, and 
whether Did not the said pretended minister Devid his pretended text, into 20 
three partes (viz.) the first the loders stone in Bullingbrooke fferme, 
the second Byard« leape of Ancaster heath, and what was the third he 
said he could not tell, but bad them goe to Mr Gedney of ancaster he 
could tell./ 



25 



Item whither Duringe the time of the said Stage plaie, did not diuers of the 
servaunt« and frendes of the said S/'r Edward Dimocke and others then goe 
and come from the howse of the said S/'r Edward, in kime aforesaid to the 
said stage plaie, how farr Distant was the said S/'r Edwards howse, from the 
place where the plaie was plaied, and whither was S/'r Edward privie to the 30 
intercourses of his ffrendes and servaunt« so passinge to and from the said 
plaie, and whither might not anie be in the howse of the said S/'r Edward, 
and se the said plaie plaid or not, and is not the greene where the said plaie 
was plaied, next adioyninge to the vtter Courte of the said S/'r Edward 
Dimockes howse, and whither was he then within the said howse or no, 35 
And is not the said Tailbois dimocke brother to the said S/'r Edward, and 
was he not bothe before and since most commonly resiant within his howse, 
& hath not the said Tailbois Contrived manie libelles [the] of and againste 
the Complaynant and others by the direction helpe counsell or pryvitie of 
the said S/'r Edward Dimocke./ 40 



8/ S/'r: corrected over the 

38-9/ [the] ... others: corrected over erasure 



276 SOUTH KYME 1601 

10 Item do you knowe or haue yow hard whither the Complaynant about one 
yeare past purchased a messuage and certaine lands in kime aforesaid, of 
the yearlie valewe of xx li. or thereabouts of Ambrose marshe, whither was 
there not sithens the Complaynants purchase, a pasquill libell or rime made 

of the Complaynant or not and what was the said libell or ryme or the effecte 5 
thereof, did not the said libell conteyne these or the like words followinge. 
The bandog now Tom Bull comes to our towne and sweares by Hamborough 
Marshe and much a do, to Seignoriz to seate and sitt him downe this marshe 
must marshall him and his whelpes to, but let them heede Tom bull, lor yr 
they sturr, He make yt but a kenell for a Curr/ whither was the said pasquil 10 
or rime fixed, or sett vnto or vppon the said may pole to the vew of the 
persons then present, And whither was there not a bull pictured and sett 
vppon the said maypole a little aboue the said libell, and the said libell 
directly vnder the picture of the said bull, and whither was the said libell 
and picture of the said bull, made and sett vpp by the said S/r Edwards 15 

privitie or by whome or by whose devise was the same don, And whither had 
yow not the helpe of the said S/r Edward about the Contrivinge of the said 
Pasquill or libell or some p^rte thereof, or who by name Contrived and made 
the same, and whither was not the premisss donne in malice scorne and and 
Disgrace of the said Complaynant, and whither Dothe the said A S/r Edward 20 
Dimocke give the bull in his Conizans or creste, and whither doth the 
Complaynant give the white greyhound in his Conizans or Creste with a 
coller & a slippe about him./ 

1 1 Item whither haue yow heretofore written framed Contrived and made anie :s 
pamphelitts libelles or bookes eyther touchinge the Complaynant or anie 
other, and what did yow tearme them, and whither did yow meane or intende 

to touch the Compl<7)'//////t in anie of them or not, when were the) and 
euerie of them made, by whose privitie or with whose allowance were they 
or anie of them donn, whither Did your brother A r S/r Edward Dimocke 30 
Ioyne with yow, or was privie to or about the [matters] makynge or 
publishinge of them or anie or them./ 

\2 Item whither sithens you came to the Cyttie of 1 ondon last or after yow were 
served with subpena & had vewed or hard the effecte ol this bill exhibited 35 
against yow [whither] Did yow vse these. speches (viz.) that vt was treue 
that yow acted the parte of the Earle of 1 incoln meaninge the Complaynant 
and that yow were fetcht away, whilest yow acted the same by Byard who 
played the pane of the Devill, or what speaches vsed yow to tli.it or the 
like effecte./ ( " 

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SOUTH KYME 1601 277 

13 Item whither doth Sir Edward Dimocke beare your Charges and mainteine 
A these your seutes [here] yea or no, and whither Did yow give anie ffee to 
Bawtrie yea or no, and whether Dothe Bawtrie followe your seute without 
ffee yea or no and whither is he appointed by Sir Edward Dimocke to 
mainteigne theise and the like causes against the Complaynant yea or no./ 5 

Examinations of Tailboys Dymoke and John Craddock the elder and the 

younger, Defendants tna: pro STAC 5/L1/29 
sheets [5-8]* (7 December) (Examination of Tailboys Dymock, gentleman, 

of South Kyme) 10 

To the 1 Interrogatory this defendant saieth that he was in ye companie 
of Iohn ffisher esqw/Vr Robm Banwell es<\ider & Brian Eland esc\uier att 
Tatershall in the Countie of Lincoln where the now Complainant A dwelleth 
on or about the xijth day of August in the 4l t ' 1 yere of her maiesties Raigne 15 
& passinge through that towne on horsebacke A he this defendant did call 
for drinke at the dore of the house of Will/Vzm Hollingshed mencioned in 
this Interrogatory being a Tipplinge house & at that tyme A Anne the wife 
of the sated william Hollingshead brought forth drinke to this defendant & 
his saied companie as they sate on horsebacke at the dore of the saied house 20 
& then he this defendant vsed some speches to the saied Anne about a 
fortification which the now Complainant had made about his Castle at 
Tatershall to this effecte viz. what a foolish fortification is this my Lord saieth 
that I am a foole but I would to God he had had a little of my witte in 
the making of it for this is the most foolish thing that ever I sawe But this 25 
defendant saieth that he did not vse the saied word« followinge viz. Commend 
me sweete harte to my Lord of Lincoln & tell him that he is an Asse &C a 
foole, is he my vncle &C hath no more witt I would to God he had some of 
my witte for I could spare him some Neither did this defendant vtter anie 
onW wordes in effecte then he hath before declared 30 

To the 2. Interrogatory he saieth that in or aboutes the moneth of August last 
past he this defendant of himself w/'thout the helpe privitie or sollicitac/on 
of Sir Edward dymock knight or any other did frame & make a stage play 
to be plaied [in] for sporte & merriment at the setting vp I of a Maypole in 35 

Southe kyme which play he this defendant of himself termed the death of 
the Lord of kyme because the same day should make an ende of the Sommer 
Lord A game in South [in] kyme for that yeare And saieth that he this 
defendant did publiquely notifie & make knowne to some of the prf/ishe of 
kyme that there then was such a stage plaie to be plaied & he this defendant 

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278 SOUTH KYME 1601 



did also appointe [Iohn Cradock thelder &] Iohn Cradock the younger 
Roger Bayard & two others to play & haue panes in that play But neither 
he this defendant nor anie other person by his procurement consent or 
privitie did send vnto sollicite or invite anie other persons to be at kyme on 
Sonday about the last of August aforesaied at dynner there to take p^rte of 5 
some venison & to see the saied play in the afternoone of the saied day nor 
at anie tyme since 

To the 3. he saieth that vpon a Sondaie in the afternoone after eveninge 
praier beinge the last day of August last as this defendant taketh it the saied 10 
Stage plaie was plaied & acted in [the] a grene[(.)] in the towne of kyme 
nere the Maypole [by] A & that he this defendant marmaduke [Iohn 
Cradock] A Dickinson [thelder] Iohn Cradock the younger Roger Bayard 
& two others whose names this defendant doth not now remember were all 
the persons that acted & plaied the same And that the saied grene is about 15 
a stones cast from the saied Sir Edward dymock« house But this defendant 
saieth that the same was not done by the sollicitacion privitie or procurement 
of S/'r Edward dymocke as is supposed neither did the saied S/'r Edward 
knowe thereof vntill after the same was done And saieth that one Anthonie 
Baily Antho«/> Malyn (blank) Scotchye (blank) Willoughbie Antho;//*' 20 
Newlove servanr.es & Reteyners to the now Complainant & Iohn Pagett I hugh 
Hoskins mr willoughby [Campanett] T(...) ShacO Iohn Bradshaw & diuers 
other persons whose names this defendant doth not now certenly remember 
&C divers women & children were present & beholders of the saied Play 

25 
To the 4. Interrogatory he saieth that in the actinge of the saied plaie no 
person did A counterfyett & take vppon him the person of the Earle or 
Lincoln & his speaches & gesture naminge the now Complainant his 
good vncle But in that play he this defendant did represent ...'cv take 
\ pon him the title & terme of Lord Pleasure her & did Calle the Lord jo 
of North kyme (being another So/wmer Lord that yeare) [calling him] 
my vncle Prince But the same was not done in scornefull manner o( the 
now Compli/inam 

lo the 5 Interrogatory this defendant saieth that in the saied Stage Plaie the 
aforesaied Roger Bayard did plaie the p^rte of the devil] eV that the saied 
Bayard so actinge cv plaienge the parte ol the devil! did tetehe eV carrie away 
this defendant who represented the title ev terme ot 1 orde Pleasure her in 
the saied Play 

To the 6. Interrogatory he saieth that the saied Roger Bayard did also in 

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the saied Play acte the p^rte of the vice or foole & then & there acting that 
pane did declare his last will and testament & then & there in the hearinge 
& presence of the people assembled to heare the saied Play did bequeath 
his woodden dagger to the Lord of North Kyme because he had the day 
before called the Lord of South kyme Pyebald knave, But this defendant 5 
/saieth that the now Complainant was not so much as once named in 
that matter Neither did the saied Bayard bequeth his Cockscomb & bable 
vnto all those that would not goe to Hornecastle with the saied Sir I Edward 
dymocke against the now Complainant as is supposed Neither doth this 
defendant knowe that the saied Sir Edward dymock had the xxvj daie of 10 
Iulie then past made a forcible entrie into the messuage called the parsonage 
house of Hornecasde afores^/>d vpon the possession of the saied Complainant 
as is also supposed Neither doth this defendant know nor hath crediblie 
heard that the saied messuage was kept by force by the saied Sir Edward 
dymock or anie his Confederate at the tyme of the Actinge of the saied 15 
Plaie as is also supposed by this Interrogatory 

To the 7. Interrogatory this defendant saieth that in thO Actinge of the saied 
Plaie there was a /lattin 1 dirige songe by A Marmaduke dickinson And that 
he 1 this defendant & other the Actors in the saied Play answered therevnto 20 
Amen And that the Names of some lewd & licentios wemen in the Citie 
of Lincoln Towne of Boston & /some of 1 London were named therein 
concludinge in the songe after eume of their Names Ora pro nobis But no 
wemen of Creditt & good behaviour were named therein which were never 
detected or defamed as is supposed Neither was Sir Edward dymocke made 25 
privitie vnto the doinge of the matters aforesaied but whatsoever was done 
therein was by this defendantes owne advice & device 

To the 8. he saieth that in the endinge of the saied Plaie Iohn Craddocke 
thelder [being] /was by this defendantes request & direcc/on attired in a 30 
blacke garment or gowne & having a corner capp on his head & a booke in 
his hand opened did stand in a thinge /of wainscott 1 made like a Pullpitte 
made of purpose for the saied Play & did represent I the person of a Minister 
or Preiste & did then & there vtter these word^ & speaches viz. the marcie 
of Musterd seed & the blessinge of Bullbeefe /& the peace of Pottelucke 1 35 
be wz'th you all Amen, of which speches he this defendant was the Inventer 
& maker And at the same tyme the saied person did reade a text which 
he saied was taken out of the Hytroclites in these wordw viz Cesar dando, 
sublevando, ignoscendo gloriam adeptus est & did englishe A it this viz. 
Bayards leape on Ancaster heathe the Bownder stone in Bollingbrookes 40 
[(..)] fenne I say the more knaves the honester Men And the saied person 

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280 SOUTH KYME 1601 



then devided his texte into three panes viz. the first a colladacion or the 
auncient plaine of Ancaster heathe the second an auncient storie of Mabb 
as an appendix &£ the third concludinge knaves honest me«n by an auncient 
story of the [<..)] ffriar & the boye And also at the same time the saied 
person told a Tale of Bayards leape which he saied was taken owt of the 5 
booke of Mabb & then willed the people to goe to one Mr Gedney of 
Ancaster & he could tell it better 

To the 9 Interrogatory he saieth that duringe the time of the saied Plaie 
some of the s^rvaunts & freinds /of S/'r Edward dymock were at the 10 
saied Play & beholders thereof as others were but whether they did during 
that tyme goe & com or not this defendant doth not know for he did not 
marke it And saieth that the house of the saied Sir Edward is distant abouts 
a stones cast from the Place where the saied Play was plaied And this 
defendant well knoweth that the saied Sir Edward dymock I was not privie 15 
to the intercourse of his ffreinds & servaunts passinge to & from the saied 
Plaie /Neither might any as this defendant thinketh [but whether any 
might] be in the house of the saied Sir Edward dymocke & [haue] see the 
saied Play plaied But if they might see the same this defendant is assured 
that they could not A heare [see] it Neither is the greene where the saied 20 
Play was plaied next adioyning to the utter courte of the saied Sir Edward 
dymocks house Neither was the saied Sir Edward within his house whilesO 
the saied Play was in plaienge to this defendanx.es knowledge And further 
this defendant saieth that he is brother to S/'r Edward Dymock & Was 
before & since most cowmonlie rasyant w/'thin the saied Sir Edward 25 

Dymocks house & that he this defe?idant hath not at anie tyme contrived 
anie Libells of &c against the Now Comp\a iiitiui & others by the direcc/'on 
help councell or privity of the saied S/'r Edward dymocke as is supposed 
by [these] this Interrogatory 

30 

To the 10. Interrogatory he saieth that the now Complainant aboute one 
yeare past did purchase a Messuage & certen Lands in Kyme aforesaied 
of the yerely value of xx li. or thereabouts of Ambrose Marshe but the 
defendant doth not knowe that since the saied Complainantes purchase 
there was a PasquilJ l.ibell or Ryme made of the saied Complainant But 
saieth thai he /this defendant in the last Sommer at the tyme thai the saied 
May game sportes were vsed in A South kyme atorcs,//Vd did make & write 
a ryme to this effecte & in these wordes followinge \i/. The Bandogge now 
Tom Bull comes to our towne, and sweares by 1 [ambprough Marche and 
much a doe, to seigniorize to seate and sin him downe, 1 Ins Marche must 
marshal] him & his whelpes to, But let them heed I Tom Bull for it they 
stirre, He make yt but a kennell for a Curie: And the same Ryme he this 



SOUTH KYME 1601 281 

defendant himself did fixe & naile vpon the Maypole of kyme aforesaied 
And saieth that the picture of a bull beinge the cognezaunce of the towne 
of kyme was pictured & sett A by the defend^wt vppon the saied May pole 
a little aboue the saied ryme & the saied ryme directly vnder the picture of 
the saied Bull, And that the Lord of the saied May game did subscribe to 5 
the saied Ryme with these word^ Lord Cradock And this defendant saieth 
that neither the saied Ryme nor picture of the saied bull was so sett vpp by 
the privitie of the saied Sir Edward dymocke as is supposed but the same 
was done by this deiendanx.es owne device in a merriment at the tyme of 
the saied May games And [further] this defendant saieth that he had not the 10 
helpe of the saied Sir Edward about the contrivinge of the saied ryme or 
anie p^rte thereof Neither was the same done in malice scorne & disgrace 
of the saied Complainant as is supposed And further saieth that the saied 
Sir Edward dymocke doth give the bull in his Cognizaunce or Crest & the 
now Complainant doth give the white greyhounde in his Conizaunce or 15 
Creste with a coller & a slippe about him 

To the 1 1 . Interrogatory this defendant saieth that he [doth] hath not 
heretofore written framed contrived & made anie pamphlettw libells or 
book« either touchinge the saied Complainant or anie other Neither did 20 
this defendant intende or meane to touche the now Complainant in anie 
matters I done by this defendant [as is] Neither did A this defendantes 
brother Sir Edward dymocke ioyne with this defendant nor was privie [vn]to 
or about the makinge or publisshing of anie such matters done by this 
defendant as is supposed by this Interrogatory 25 

To the 12 Interrogatory this defendant saieth that he did not since he 
came to the Citie of London last nor after he was served with Subpena 
& had viewed or heard of theffecte of this bill exhibited against this 
defendant vse these speaches viz. That it was true that this defendant 30 
acted the p^rte of the Earle of Lincoln meaninge the now Complainant 
&C that this defendant was fetcht away whilest he acted the same by 
Byard who plaied the p^rte of the devill But the defendant A hath saied 
[saieth] that whilest he plaied the p^rte in the saied play of the Lord 
Pleasure her, that this defendant was fett away by Bayard who plaied the >5 
p^rte of the devill in that play 

To the 13. Interrogatory this defendant saieth that the matters of this 
Interrogatory are as he thinketh alltogetlw impertinent to the misdemeanours 
wherew/th he is charged by the now Complainantes bill in this honorable 40 
Courte & there fore taketh himself not bound to make aunswere therevnto 
(signed) Taylboyes Dymok 



282 SOUTH KYME 1601 

sheets [9-9v]* (Examination of John Craddock the younger) 

To the 2. Interrogatory he saieth that in or about the moneth of August last 
past Mr Talbois dymock one of the now defendantes did make [and] frame 
& contrive a [stage] Play or speache which he termed the death of the Lord 5 
of Kyme And that before the same was plaied it was reported that vpon 
the last day of August last the same should be plaied And farther saiethe 
that Iohn Cradock theld^r this defendantes father did invite divers of his 
acquaintance & ffreinde A viz. Anthony Malyn Thomas Whelmdale 
Edward Newlove William Callis & [others] diuers others whome he doth 10 
not now remember to come to him to his house at kyme [to com to him] 
to dynner where they had some little venison vpon the saied last day of 
August but no persons to this defendames knowledge were sollicited or 
invited to be there that Sonday [or at anie tyme since to see], to see a play in 
the after noone of the same day And more he cannot say to this Interrogatorie is 

To the 3. Interrogatory he saieth that vpon Sonday the last day of August 
last the saied Play was acted & plaied in the greene of South Kyme nere the 
Sowmer pole a prety good distaunce from the house of S/r Edward dymocke. 
And that mr Talboys dymocke A Marmaduke Dickinson [Iohn Cradock 
the elder] Roger Bayard [Marmaduke Di] & he this defendant were Actors 
therein And yat in that play he this defendant [plaied] (being before the 
Sommer Lord of Kyme) &C acting that parte A in the saied Play was feyned 
to be poisoned & so carried forth of the saied play And this defendant doth 
not knowe y^t the same play was made or acted & plaied by the sollicitacion 25 
privitie or procurement of Sir Edward dymocke as is supposed. But saieth 
that [din] the saie<y persons which dyned at this defendantes Mathers house 
were present at the I saied Play & most of the parish of kyme were then also 
presente & more he cannot cmenly depose to this Interrogatory 
... 

sheets [10-10v] 

To the 8. he saieth that in the ending of the saied [sta] Play Iohn Cradocke 
thelder this defendantes fifather was attired in a A blacke garment A but not 35 
like a Ministers A garment but as an ordinary [garment] gowne [ A ] having 
a corner capp on his heade but whether he had a book in his handes or not 
this dsSendam doth not remember & that a place J like a pulpiti was made 
at the saied May pole for him to stande in [(...)nd not represent inge the 
person of a Minister] But wh.it K prophane prayer or what other matter he 10 

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SOUTH KYME 1601 283 

[this d] there vttered this defendant cannot certenly depose but he spake 
somethinge there of the booke of Mabb And further to this lnterrogatorie 
this defendant saiethe he cannot depose anie thinge 

To the 9 he saieth that he doth not know that duringe the tyme of the saied 5 
Plaie I divers of the servauntw and freindw of the saied Sir Edward dymocke 
& others did then goe & com from the house of the saied S/'r Edward in kime 
aforesaied to the saied [Stage] Plaie but the house of the saied S/r Edward 
dymocke is a good distance from the place where the saied [stage] play 
was plaied, And this defendant doth not knowe that anie might bee in 10 
the house of the saied Sir Edward & see the saied plaie paied but the grene 
where the s*z/>d play was plaied is A in p^rte thereeof 1 adioyninge to the 
stables which stande in the vtter Courte A r or yarde 1 of the saied Sir Edward 
dymocke house. . . 

15 

sheet [11] (Response to the tenth interrogatory) 

...And further saieth that also at the same tyme there was a bull pictured 
& sett vpon the saied May pole a little aboue the saied ryme & so it hath 
ben vsed to sett the picture of a Bull &C a tyme vnder /vpon the Maypole 1 20 
in other yeres before, at such tyme as a May pole hath ben sett vpp in 
Kyme aforesaied. . . 



sheets [llv-12] (Examination of John Craddock the elder) 25 

To the 2. Interrogatory he saieth that ... in the last Somwer Talboys dymocke 
one of the now defendanx.es & no other person to this defendanx.es knowledge 
did make a Play or speache which was A plaied vppon a Sonday the last 
Sommer after eveninge praier [plaied] in the grene of Kyme /afores^/Vd 1 30 
by the saied Talboys dymocke & some others . . . but vpon the saied Sonday 
[Antho] Edward Newlove Anthony Malyn william willoughby Iohn Rastrick 
Thomas whelpdale Robert Iackson william Scotchy & diuers others to ye 
nomber of about« xl tie persons came to dynn^r to this defendanxes house as 
they or manie of them had vsually done in other yeares before, because he 35 
this defendant is bailiffe of the Wapentake where the saied pmons dwell And 
after they had I dyned at this defendanxes house some of the saied persons 
went to see the saied Play hearinge thereof at that tyme. 
To the 3 he saieth that the saied Plaie was vpon the saied Sonday plaied 
in a grene almost a bowshoote from the house of Sir Edward dymock in 40 
kyme aforesaied &C that the same was plaied as this defendant thinketh by 



284 SOUTH KYME 1601 



Talboys dymock Roger Bayard Iohn Cradocke the younger & Marmaduke 
dickinson [as this defendant thinketh] But he this defendant was not present 
whilest the saied play was in plaienge but came thither ymediatly vpon the 
endinge thereof. . . 



sheets [12v-13v]* 

To the 8. Interrogatory this defendant saieth That after the endinge of the 
saied Play the aforesaied Talboys Dymocke [verie m] came vnto this defendants 10 
house & verie much vrged him to com vnto the saied Greene &C there to 
deliver an old idle speache which I was made about 2. or 3. yeres before 
by the saied Talbois Dymocke as this def endani thinketh, which speech was 
written in a paper booke And al the same tyme the saied Talbois caused this 
defendant to putt on a black gowne of the ordinary making but A the same 15 
was 1 not like a Ministers gowne, & also to putt on a corner Capp which 
the saied Talbois had caused to be brought vnto this defendant, and he also 
deliu^red to this defendant the booke wherein the saied speach was written 
and so caused this defendant to com A r w/'th the saied booke in his hande 
vnto the saied greene where the saied May pole stoode dium people being 20 
then there, and then he this defendant went vp into a place representinge a 
pullpitt which was placed nere the saied May pole & A then &C there he 
this defendant did vtter &c reade owt of the saied booke wordw to this effecte 
viz. de profundis pro defunctis lett vs pray for out deere Lord that died this 
present day Now blessed be his body & his bones I hope his \egges are hotter 25 
then gravestones And to that hope letts all conclude[e] it then, both Men & 
Woemen pray & say amen And further this defendant saieth that he did then, 
vtter some other word« which he doth not now A certenly remember And 
that the saied Talboys Dymocke was the Inventer of the matters arores^/ed 
And that he this defendant at the tyme aforesrf/ki did read a text which he saied 
was taken out of the 22 chapter of the booke of Hetroclites which text was 
Cesar dando, sublevando, ienoscendo gloriam adeptus est lv the same he 
this defendant I devided into three panes viz. A the first Bayards leape A on 
[of] Ancaster heathe A r the second 1 the Holders stone in Bullingbrooke ffenne 
And the third the more Knaves the honester Men And at the same tyme also « 
he this defendant in marie termes made mention o\ mr Gedney of Ancaster 
But he this defendant did not say that his Text was taken owt ot the booke 
of Mabb [nor doth further (...)} as is supposed. 



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SOUTH KYME 1601-1/2 285 

sheet [14] (Response to the tenth interrogatory) 

. . . But in this last Sommer there was a ryme (which was made by Talboys 
dymocke as this defendant thinketh) sett vpp vpon the May pole in kyme 
and likewise in other yeres before this defendant hath knowne at some 5 

tymes one Ryme and at some tymes another Ryme sett vp vpon the May 
poles in kyme... 

1601/2 

Interrogatories for Witnesses ex parte Lincoln tna: pro STAC 5/L34/37 10 

sheets [7-7v] (before 18 February) 

1 Imprimis whither were you at Kyme in the Countye of Lincoln in or 
about the moneth of Awgust last past, and on what day of Awgust to your 
remembrance were you, and diu^rs others, invited to kyme to a venison 15 
feast there, and by whome, were you and they so invited at whose howse 
were you intertayned in kyme to eate yo«r venison, whither was the same 
on a Sonnday or not, to what end were you and others so invited, as veryly 
thinke was yt not of purpose to see a play played there that day. by Tailbos 
dymock & others, yea or no/? 20 

2 Item whither did Tailbos dymock come to you and others A r so then & there 1 
assembled at Kyme at one Cradokrc howse whilst you were at dynner and 
told you and thothers, that you shold see A play played that daye in the 
afternoone/ whither was yt so played or not, who by name were present at 25 
the acting theireof or who were actors therein and howe many pmones and 

to what number were that day assembled to see the said play, whither did 
you heare some so assembled or whoe by name, and seing the said play 
to dislike greatly thereof in respect the Earle of Lincoln was to planely 
demonstrated represented or named therein, or what words did they or am 
of them then vse, did not they or some of them, then hold vppe their hands 
and say the play was to bad, & to playne and did not they then depute 
before the play was ended as seeming to be ashamed to heare the same, 
and what be their names 

35 

3 Item where was the said plaie acted, and whoe by name acted the same, & 
in what place in the said Towne, how nere vnto S/'r Edward dymock^ howse 
in kyme, was the said play acted whether might soch as were within the 
said S/'r Edwards howse there look to 1 the place or see or heare the said 
actowrs play their panes, whither was S/'r Edward and his Lady then at 
kyme house, whither did any or whoe by name did come from them, or 
ether of them, to the said players, or was their any that caried message, or 



286 SOUTH KYME 1601/2 



intercourses betwixt the said Sir Edward or his Lady, and the said Acwias 
during the actowrs of the said playe 

Item whither did Tailbos dymock bring into the Company of you and others 
being at dynner at kyme vppon the said Sonday one yong Crawdok sonne 5 
to the said Iohn Cradoke yo«r host arrayed in a piebald Cote. And did not 
the said Tailbos then vtter theis speeches or the like in effect videlicet that 
the said Cradoke* sonne was he whome his the said Tailbos good vnkle 
(meaning the Earle of Lincoln,) had called Piebald knave, at Conesbye w/'thin 
a shorte tyme before. And whither do you knowe or haue you heard, that 10 
there was some riott misrule or misdemeanour comitted at Conesbye w/thin 
a shorte tyme then before by the said Tailbos dymock yong Crawdoke and 
others And was not the said yong Craddoke then likewise apparreled in a 
piebald cote or not & was not the said riott misrule & misdemeanour so 
by them comytted [the] at Conesby on a sonnday likewise as you knowe 15 
or haue heard. 

Item what p^zrte did the said Tailbos dymock plaie in the said play, what 
speech did he vse therein did he not therein towche the complainant in diuers 
qualityes, naming hym by name, & did not the said Tailbos ther Counterfeyt 20 
the manner speeche [&c] gesture & behauiowr of the complainant saying he 
was like vnto hym/ and was not the said Tailbos so representing the said 
Complainant in the said play fetched away by one Byard who played the 
devilled p^rte in the said play/ yea or no/ 

25 
Item what pane did the said Byard play in the said play, whither did he act 
the devilled p^rte or not and the fooles p^rte also, And in playing the fooles 
parte did he not make his will &c gyue his wooden dagger to the nowe 
Complainant by name, and his cockscombe and bable to those chat were 
afraid to goe to horncastle yea or noe/ And whither haue you heard, or do 10 
you knowe, that the said Byard since the acting of the said play, reported to 
Antony malyn & others in heckington, that S/r Edward dymock & failbos 
dymock were a seuinnight or a fortnight together about the pennyng ol 
the said play, or what worde* did the said Byard vse to that or the like 
in effect *5 

Item what parte played the said Iohn Cradock thelder, in the said play whither 
was there a pulpitt errected and fixed vnto A maypoole sett vppe in the grene 
where the said play was acted whither did the said ( )radoke playe the p,me 
of a mynester, and was arrayed in a black gowne and had a t ornercapp & w 

ing(?J seuinnight: 7 minims in ms 



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SOUTH KYME 1601/2 287 

a counterfeyt beard yea or no/ whether had the said. Cradock a pott of Ale or 
beare for his hower glasse what speeches did he vtter to your rememberance 
what was his text, how was the same devided, or howe much thereof do you 
nowe remember/ 

5 

Itmi was there not a speeche or dirge song by one dicconson and by the 
oth^r actoz/rs in the said play what was theffect of the said dirge, was not the 
names of dium weomen of good fame, as well as women of lewd behauior 
therein recyted, & did not the said actoars at the Concluding of eu^rye name, 
sing ora pro nobis or what can you remember therof/ 10 

Itmi whither haue you not sene At the tyme of the play and synce a pasquill 
or libell writen vpon a bord fixed to the maypoll what was theffect of the 
libell, whither was there not the picture of the bull paynted oner the said 
libell, or not/ whiuVr doth Six Edward giue the bull for his crest, or cognizance, 15 
and the complainant the greyhound for his crest or cognizance. And haue 
you not heard that the Complainant, a litle before, bought a howse & certeyne 
grounds of Ambrose marshe in kyme aforesaid I 

Itmi whither are you Anthony newlove willie Skotchey Anthony Malyn and 20 
w'dliam willughby or any of you or eu^r were followers seruantes or retaynm 
to the Complainant or hold any land of hym yea or no/ And haue not you 
or some of you bene threatned by Sir Edward dymock or some other of his 
name or by his appoyntem^wt since the acting of the said play for devulgating 
thereof or for that yow haue spoken in dislike thereof/ yea or no 25 

1 1 Itmi do you knowe that Sir Edward dymock orre Tailbos dymock at any 
tyme heretofore haue published framed or deuised any prophane writing 
Cartell libell or bookes eth^r against the nowe Complainant, or any oth^r 

& against whome by name where were the said Cartels Prophane writings 30 
or libell^ or any of them sett vppe, or caused to be sett vppe & published 
& by whome & by whose direction 

12 Itmi haue you not seen nor heard of a prophane Sermon or libell hertofore 
contryved and published by the said Sir Edward & Tailbos dymock where 35 
was the same published howe long synce and by whome was yt published 
what Was theffect thereof was not the said prophane speeche Sermon or 
libell and the dirge and other irreligious zctes in this play formerly 
conteyned in theis interrogator/^ all one and the same in substance as you 
veryly beleue 40 

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288 SOUTH KYME 1601/2 



Depositions of Witnesses ex parte Lincoln tna: pro STAC 5/L34/37 
sheets [l-4v] (18 February) (Deposition of William Scotchye, aged 40, 
yeoman, of Heckington) 

/To the first 1 Interrogatorie /he 1 saith That he this deponent & divers 5 
others were at Kyme in the Countie of lincoln vpon A Sabothe Dave in 
August laste past to the whiche place he this A deponent [Examinate] 
Amongst clivers others [were] A was Invited to one Iohn Cradocks howse 
thelder A r [being] /servant to S/r Edward Dymocke [bay] bailiffe of the 
wapentake of Aswardhorne to A venison feast & as he this A depo?ient 10 

[Examinat] thinketh to se the playe which was Played the Same Daye after 
Dinner by Taylboys Dymoke &C others 

To the second Interrogatorie this [Examinate] A deponent saithe that mr 
Tailboys Dymoke Did Come vnto him & others A so Assewbled at Cradocks 15 
howse in Dinner time on the said Sondaye &C there tould this [Examinate] 
/deponent &c the Rest that they should se the Deathe of the lorde of kyme 
playd that Daye I which was playd the same Daye accordingly & there 
were present at it will/Vzm willoughbie Antony malin Edward newlove Iohn 
Raystridge Thomas wheldayle one Mr Shute one Mr Campanitt one lowrence 20 
white of louthe he this [Examinat] A deponent & thre or foure Hundred 
others besydes as he this [Examinat] A deponent thinketh & Also this 
[Examinat] / deponent saith that he did heare some of the Assembly videlicet 
will/Vzm willoughbie Antony malin Iohn Raystige Edward newlove Thomas 
Wheldale of howell & others speak these & suche lyke words A videlicet 25 
ffye for shame this is to bad, & to playne, yf therle of lincoln take this he 
will take Any thinge, &: more to this Interrogator . . .) he Cannot Depose 

To the third Interrogatorie this A deponent [Examinate] saith that the saide 
play was acted by /mr 1 Taylboys Dymoke Iohn Cradoke thelder Iohn 
Cradoke the yonger Roger byard /& Marmaduke Diconson vpon A grene 
neare I vnto S/r Edward Dymoke his Howse & that S/r Edward Dymoke 
was /then 1 at home in his I lowse as this A deponent [Examinate] was 
Informed & more to this Interrogotorie he Cannot Depose 

35 
To the ffburthe [nterragotorie this A deponent [Examinate] saith that , mr 
Taylboys Dymoke c\.' Iohn Cradoke the yonger did Conic in to the saide 
Cradoks howse this Jdeponenr [Examinat] c\: others beinge at Diner (the 
said yonge Cradoke beinge in A pybald Cote) /& that 1 the said Taylboys 
then vsing /vsed 1 these speyches A viz. this is he which my good vncle 40 

27/ [ntcrrogato ,..): letters iii edge oj /></(,'<• mixing 



SOUTH KYME 1601/2 289 

therle of lincoln Called pybald Knave at Cunesbie [A shorte time before & 
further saithe] A [said And sayth] And further this deponent sayth that he 
did heare that there was verie ill Rule at Conisbie on A Sondaye before & 
that yonge Cradoke was there in A pybald Cote & that [one Mr Pagett] 
A the said Complainant did there Cale the said Cradoke pybald knave for 5 
that they did hinder the said Complainant to Ryde on his waye by Reson 
of there drumes & other noyes A as this [Examit] deponent was Informed 
& further to this Interragotrie he Cannot depose I 

5 To the fifte Interragatorie this [Examinat] A deponent saith that [the] Taylboys 10 
Dymoke Did play A p^rte in the said play in which p^rte he named therle 

of lincoln A & Conterfeatid the said Earle in speche gesture & behavior 
A to the vnderstading of this A deponent [Examinat] [defendant] saing 
A also he was lyke vnto the Complainant And [&] that the said Taylboys 
dymoke after he had ended his said speche was fetched Awaye by one byard 15 
who then A plaid [pl a yd] the Devills p^rte in the saide play & further to 
this Interrogatorie he Cannot Depose 

6 To the Sixt Interrogatorie this [Examinat] A deponent saithe that the said 
byard Did play the Devils p^rte & allso the fooles p^rte & in playinge the 20 
fooles p^rte did make his will & therby did bequeath his wooden dagger 

A to the Earle of lincoln by name & his Coxcombe & babble to all those 
that were Afraide to go to Horncastell A And [&] this ^deponent [Examinat] 
further saith that Antony malin of heckenton tould him this [Examinat] 
A ' deponent 1 that the Aforsaid byard Confessed to A hym the said Antony 25 
malin Sins the Acting of the said play that S/'r Edward dymoke & A mr 
Taylboys dymoke were A A sevenight [sennett] or I more in peninge of 
the said play & further to this Interragat(...) he Cannot Depose 

7 To the seventhe Interragatori this A deponent [Examinat] saith that the said 30 
Iohn Cradoke thelder did play A &C counterfaite the p^rte of A minister in 
the said play beinge Arayed in A blacke gowne & having A blacke [Conerd] 
/Cornered 1 Capp & A Counterfeat beard & standing in A pulpitt fixed to 
the maypole A on kyme greene having [t] then & there A pott of Ale or 
beare hanginge by him in steade of an hower glase wherof the said Cradoke >5 
Did Drinke at the Concluding of Any poynte or parte A of his speech 
having also A booke in his hand wheron he did Read A text whiche was 



3/ Conisbie: •/ minims in ws 

12/ Conterfeatid: id corrected over ing 

13/ vnderstading: for vndersta/jding; abbreviation mark mining 

111 peninge: 4 minims in us 



290 SOUTH KYME 1601/2 

taken as he said owt of the [heterocles] heteroclites or the booke of mabb 
whiche text this [Examinat] deponent clothe not nowe Remewber but 
saith the said Caradoke devided it into thre p^rts viz. the first the loder stone 
in bullingbrocke fenn the Second byard leape on Ancaster heathe the third 
the more knaves the honester men wherin he spake I of ould gedney of 5 
Ancaster & Henrie of bullingbrooke & further to this Interrogatorie this 
[Examinat] A deponent Cannot Depose 

8 To the eight Interrogatori this [Examnte] A deponent saith that Marmaduke 
Diconson with A mr Taylboys Dymoke & the Rest of the Actors Did sing 10 
A Dirge wherin they Reconed vp as it semed Divers lewd women in A & 
about london [london] Lincoln & boston A with some other A also or 
good fame &c reporte Concluding After Everie one of there names ora 

pro nobis & further to this Interrogatori this A deponent [Examinate] 
Cannot Depose 15 

9 To the ninthe Interrogatori this A deponent [Examinat] saith that at the time 
of the said play & [Sins] synce, he hath sene A Cord fixed to the maypole 
wheron was written these words ffollowing viz 

the bandoge now torn bull Comes to our towne 20 

and sweares by Hambroughe Marche &c muche Adoo 

to A signorize [seignorize] to seate & sitt him downe 

this marche must marshall him & his whelpes too I 

But lett them Heed torn bull for yf they sturr 

ile make it but A Kennell for A Curr :s 

[&] A And Also this [Examinat] A deponent saithe that there was A white 
bull paynted vpon the same bord over the said verses &C further this [Examinat] 
A deponent hath Credibly heard that the said Earle of lincoln About that 
time did A buy [by] Certen Howses & grownds of one Ambrose marshe >o 
in kyme Aforsaid [(.)] A And further to this Intorgatori this A deponem 
[Examinat] Cannot depose 

10 To the tenthe Interrogatorie this [Examinat] A deponent saith that nether 

him selfe A nor Antony malin nor Antony newlove are Servants Reteners 35 
A vnto nor A ever did hould Any land of therle of lincoln to his Knowledge 
& further saith that willwm willoughbie Reteneth to Mr Robert ( Jarre of 
Aswarbie Esquire & further this [Examinat] deponent saith that since the 
Acting of the said play A he this [Examinat] ^deponent hath byn enformed 
that one Robm horsman hath Reported to Antony malin Aforsaid & to 

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SOUTH KYME 1601/2 291 

others that [this] he I the said horsman would not be in this [Examinat] 
A deponentes Cote for xl li. with other threatning words Aledging that Sir 
Edwarde Dymoke was Informed that /he 1 this [Examinat] J deponent 1 was 
the only man that had [aiquanted] /acquainted 1 the said Earle of lincoln 
with the maner of the said play [&] /And he sayth 1 also y^t one Iohn 5 
Goodyeare & A Divers others 1 [hath] /haue 1 given owt threatnyrcge speches 
Agaynst A hym 1 this [Examinat] /deponent 1 lykewyse A r to that effect 1 by 
Reson wherof he [is de] /this deponent verily thinketh that he hath bene 
Iniuriously dealt withall /of late in the Countrie 1 & is Afrayde of further 
danger hearafter & further [this Examinat] to this Interrogatori /he 1 [ht] 10 
Cannot Depose 

(signed) w'iMiam Scochye 

sheets [5-5v] (Deposition of Robert Hychcock, aged 50, cleric, of Quarrington) 15 

To the xj th Interrogatory /he 1 sayeth that he this J deponent 1 [examinate], 
abowt vj yeres since [or there abowte], did see sett vpp & fastened, vppon 
the Sessions Dore at Slyford, one the rrwrkett Day & Sessions Day there, A 
bill of defyaunce, (As he this [examinate] J deponent 1 conceived & collected 20 
vppo« some circurastaunces) to bee against the nowe Lord Clincto«, in 
which bill (to the nowe remembraunce) of this /deponent 1 [examinate]) 
the intended person of the said bill was called Cockold^ bratt, bastard, the 
sonne of a whore or to such purpose, /with 1 other most vild termes. And 
farther this tumultuous bill, did give the lye to some intended person, & 25 
chalenged the feeld to fight with him, &C this bill was subscribed with the 
name of S/r Edward Dymock/ Also this /deponent 1 [examinate] heard 
credibly, that the like bill was sett vpp at louth/ Lastly this /deponent 1 
[examinate] did heare credibly that Talboys Dymock, Did come vppo« [vppo«] 
a tyme abowte three yeres since, when the preacher was in the pulpitt, praying 30 
& preaching, At A place called Billing borowe, & Did then much disturb the 
preacher, by speaking to him many opprobrious wordes, viz. why doest thow 
not pray for the good Erie of lincolne he hath as much nede to bee prayed 
for as any other, to the greate disquiett of the preacher & congregaciow & 
more this A deponent [examinate] cannot saye to this Interrogatory I 35 

To the xijth Interrogatory this A deponent [examinate] sayeth that he heard 
yt Reported by Mr Rychard Enderbye at Dynner tyme in Mr Edward king« 
howse A iustice of peace in lincolneshire, abowte Christmas last past was 

II threatning: 3 minims in us 

221 remembraunce) ... [examinate]): first ) superfluous 



20 



292 SOUTH KYME 1601/2-2 

two yeres/ Thar S/r Edward Dymock together with Talbois Dymoock had 
contrived, & fframed A fabulous matter in forme of A Sermon, & that the 
same was preached at Screlesby in the presence of the said S/r Edward, 
& A nomber of gentlemen there assembled in A pulpitt by A minister as he 
remembreth or one that counterfayted A to be a minister/ whereat many 
well affected in religiow, were much offended & supposed that S/r Edward 
did yt in derysiow of preaching. And this [examine] A deponent verely 
thincketh; &£ hath heard that the same Sermow was in many things like vnto 
another Sermow which was since made one Kyme Greene, many circumstances, 
concurring to induce him this ^deponent [examinate], soe to thinck & 
namely amongst others, for that they were both of the storye of mabb & 
of Ankaster heath, & of old Gedney/ Bysides this „ [ deponent [examinate], 
did at the same tyme, see in the said mr Enderbyes handes, A coppye of the 
said former Sermo//, which he the said mr Enderbye did openly shewe forth 
at the table, in mr Kings house aforesaid All which manner of counteracting, 
was by many godly ministers held to bee very blasephemous & manifest 
abuse of the word of god, & religion nowe established/. And more to this 
Interrogatorye this A deponent [examinate] cannot say/ 
(signed) Robert Hickcock 

1602 

Interrogatories for Sir Edward Dymoke tna: pro STAC 5/L 1/29 

sheet [17]* 

1 Impn'mis whither doe you knowe that in or about the moneth of August 25 
last past there was an Enterludc libell or stage play acted at Sowth kyme in 
the Countye of Lincoln by Tailbos Dymock Iohn Crawdoke thelder lohn 
Crawdock yong^r marmaduke dicconson Iohn Byard & others, or by whome 
was the said plaie or interlude so played, and what was theffect thereof to 
yoz/r nowe remembrance w 

2 hem whither did you knowe or had notice or intelligence of the same 
play or was pryvye to the making framing or devising ot the said libell 
enterlude or stage play, at any tyme before the acting & publishing thereof 
by thaforenamed Actors, or any other person or persones, their or any oi 
their fellowes assistants in the same or any others/ and when did you first 
knowe thereof, whither did Tailbos dymock desire your helpe or vse yo«r 
aduise in the Contryving ot the said writing Ryme sett vpon the Maypolle, 
or in any p</ne ot the said playe yea or no/ 

corrected over s 
V counterfayted: il corrected over 1I1 



SOUTH KYME 1602 293 

3 Item whither after the tyme of thacting of the said play were you at southkyme 
whither did one Richard Shute or any other resort to the said play &C enforme 
you therof, whilst the said playe was in playinge, or any tyme before or after 
and what speeches were vsed to you concerning the play aforesaid whither 
did you punishe the said Actowrs yea or no./ for playing of the said play or 5 
setting vppe the said libell, And whither was was yt playde vpon a Sunday 

or not and whither was the same play acted w/th your pryvyte or concent 
or not/. 

4 Item whither did you gyve venison to any person or persones to be eaten at 10 
kyme that day or gaue concent to the Invyting & drawing together of dyvers 
numbers of persones of the neghbor Townes adioyning to kyme aforesaid, to 
come to kyme, to a venison feast there, And whither was the said play acted 

in theafternone of the same day. or to what ende was the said persones so 
by you or any other by your assent invited, whither came they to kyme or 15 
not, accordinglye. . 

5 Item whither did any of your seruante* during the tyme of the said play goe 
from your house to the said play and returne from thence and geue you 
intelligence of the matter and manner of the said play. And if they did 20 
whither did you alerte thereof or not./ And whye did not you forbid the 
perseuerance and furder acting of the said play. And who by name did you 
send speak to, or comand to forbyd the said Actors for playing, when you 

did heare thereof./ 

25 

Interrogatories for Roger Bayard tna: pro STAC 5/L 1/29 
sheet [18] 

1 Imprimis whither do you knowe that there was An Enterlud or play acted 

at South kyme in or about the monthe of [of] August last past by whome 30 
was the said A play played whither was yt plaied on a sonday or not, 
what p^rte or p^rtef did you play therein, who procured you to be A an 
actor therein 

2 Item whither did you report to one Anthony Malyn of Heckington or any 35 
other since the acting of the said play That Sir Edward dymock & Tailbos 
Dymock, were a sevennight or a fortnighte together about the pennyng or 
contryving of the said play And how knowe you the same to be true 

3 Item what speches hath the said Sir Edward Dymock vsed to you, afore or 40 
6/ was was: Autography Th who: corrected over other letters, the first of which is R 



294 SOUTH KYME 1602 

since the acting of the said play concerning the said playe whither did Tailbos 
/or any other speake to you in S/r Edwards name, to be an actor therein, 
And Did not the said Tailbos tell you that both S/r Edward and my Lady 
Dymock wold be at the said play, to see the same acted: or not 

5 

4 Item whither did you in the acting of the said play and in playing the parte 
of the foole therein, say: that he your wooden dagger shold haue, that called 
the Lord of kyme pye-bald knave, whither did the said Tailbos Dymock then 
/openly 1 say that he that soe called the Lord of kyme pyebald knave, was 

his the said Tailbos good vnckle, the Earle of Lincoln, the nowe complainant 10 

5 Item whoe gaue the venyson, that was eaten, at a feast made that Day at one 
Crawdockev house, whither Did S/r Eduard dymock knowe of the said feast 
& play, [and] that shold be and was that Day, whither was S/r Edward pryuye 

to the invityng of the guests that came thither that day L5 

6 Item whither was there a libell or writing putt vppe or clymmed vpon a bord, 
that was fixed to the maypoell, that day/ who made or contryved the said 
libell whither was the same made by Tailbos Dymock. and w/'th the pryvyte 

of the said S/r Eduard Dymock or not/ what was theffect of the said libell 20 
or writing soe clymmed vppe vpon the maypowle, to your remembrance 
(whether ys yt yet vpon the said Maypoll or not/ 

7 Item whither haue you bene directed by S/r Edward Dymock A Leonard 
Bawtrie 1 or any other, what you shold answere to theis or any other 25 
Interrogatory exhibited by the Complainant, and what instructiones did 

he gyve you/ 

Examinations of Defendants in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Bayard, et al 

tna: pro STAC 5/L1/29 
sheets [19-20] (7 April) (Examination of Roger Bayard, aged 31, cooper of 

South Kyme) 

1 To the first Interrogatory he saieth That there was a play or Interlude (to make 
ann ende of a maygame) played at Southkyme aboute the moneth of August 
menconed in the interrogatory acted or played by this Examinate Mr [alboyes 
Dimock Iohn Cradock the younger and Marmaduke Dickonson and saieth 
it was played vppon a sonndaye and saieth thai he this examinate played the 



22! (whether ... not/: virgule used as closing partnthesii 

J6/ menconed for man. zoned,- abbreviation mark missing 



SOUTH KYME 1602 295 

Clound^ pane and the Divellrc and he saieth That Mr Talbyes Dimock did 
procure him to be ann actor and gave him the partes 

To the second Interrogatory he saieth that he Did not reporte to Anthony 
Melling of Heckinghtonn in the Interrogatory menczonid nor anie other 5 

since the acting of the said play That Sir Edward Dymock & Talboyes 
Dimock was a seavennight or a fortenight to gether aboute the peninge & 
Contriving the said play and more to this Interrogatory he can not Depose 

To the third interrogatory he saieth that Sir Edward Dimock vsed noe speches 10 
to this exzminate eather before the play or since the actinge therof Concerninge 
the saide playe And that Talboyes Dimock nor anie other did I exxer speake 
to this Examinate in Sir Edwards name to be an actor in the said play Neather 
did the said Talboyes Dimick tell this Examinate that eather Sir Edward 
Dimock or the Ladie Dimock wold be at the same play 15 

To the iiij th Interrogatory he saieth that he did vse these wordes in playinge 
the partes of the Clounde or foole videlicet My wodden dagger that same 
Lord shall haue, that called my Lord of Kyme a pybalde knaue/ But this 
Examinate Denieth that he Did here Talboyes Dimock then say that he 20 
that called the Lord of kyme pybalde knaue was his good vnckle the Earle 
of Lincoln 



5 To the v c h Interrogatory he saieth he cannot Depose 



25 



6 To the vj th Interrogatory he saieth ther was not any libell[s] or writeinge 
sett vppon aborde w/th a writeinge vppon it fixed vppon the may poole 
that day the play was acted but there was a borde w/'th a writeing vppon it 
fixed vppon the may poole when the may pole was sett vpp, but who made 
the libell or writeinge he knoweth not/ But he saieth that the wordes that are 30 
fixed vppon the maypole to his Remembrance are these videlicet. The bandogge 
now Tom bull comes to oure towne, and sweres by Hambrough march & 
much a doe. To signorize, to seate, & sett him downe: But this march shall 
marshall him and his whelpes toe: But lett him heede Tom bull for yf they 
sturr. He make him but a kennell for a curr: But the said writing was not made 35 
by Talboyes Dimock or by the privitye of Sir Edward Dimock to his knowledge 

7 To the vij th Interrogatory he saieth he hath not receiued anie instructions 
or bene Directed by Sir Edward Dimock Mr Bawtre or anye others what 
answers he should mak to the said Interrogatories/ or anie others/ 40 

18-19/ My ... knaue: in display script 31-5/ The ... cum: in display script 



296 SOUTH KYME 1602/3 

1602/3 

Interrogatories for Marmaduke Dickinson tna: pro STAC 5/L 1/29 

sheet [28]* (before 11 February) 

3 Item whether was the said Libell or stage Play after the Making thereof 5 
Acted or plaied at kime afforesaid & by what persons was the same Acted 
whither was not the same Plaied vppon a Green next adioyning to the House 
of the said S/r Edward dimock at kime afforesaid Neare to the maypole 
then standinge vppon the said Greene, whether was ye same done by the 
solitCitac/on priuity, or procurement of the said S/r Edward dimock. And io 
what Nomber of Persons were assembled there at the Acting of the said 
Libell, or stage Play, And what were the Names of as many as you doe knowe 

4 Item whether in the Acting of the said Libell or Stage did any person and 
what is his Name Counterfett & take vppon him the person of the said 15 
Complainant and his speeches and gesture meaning the Conzpl/7///rf//t his 
good vncle the Earle of Linco/n, And whether was the same done in scornfull 
manner or Not 

8 Item whether in the ending of the stage play was there not one person & who 
was the said person that was attired in a garment like a ministers garment 
hauing a Corner Capp on his hedd & a Booke in his hand opened whether 
was not there a Pulpitt maid of Purpose, And Did not the said person 
representing a Minister in the said Pullpitt deliuer & vtter a prophane 
Irreligious praier: And what was the said Prayer & who was the Invento//r 
and Maker therof, And did not the said person representing ye person of the 
minister reade a Text out of the Booke which Text as he said was taken out 
of the Booke of Mabb And what was the text he soe Redd, And whether did 
not the said Pretendid Minister, deuide his protended Text into Thre Partem 
viz. ffirst the loode* stone in Bullingbrook fifor the second Bayardey Leape of >o 
Ancaster heath, And what was the third he said he Could nott Tell But \\\^\d 
them goe to Mr Gedney of Ancaster heath for he Could tell £v what else did 
the said pretendid Minister further say at that time speake your knowledge 

9 Item whether during the time of the said stage Play did not diuers of the \5 
s<Tvant<'.N & ffreindw of the said S/r Edward dimock goe cv Come from the 

then house of the said S/r Edward dimock in kime, atforcs///d to the said 

10/ solitCitac/on: far solicitation; line ending divides word after solil 

I i Stage: t<» Stage play 

23. 25, 26/ .i Pulpitt maid o, Irreligious praier, representing ye person o: written over multiline erasure in 

darker ink and smaller script 
2S>/ protended: far pretended 



SOUTH KYME 1602/3 297 

stage Play how farr distaunt was the said Sir Edwards Howse from the 
Place where the Play was plaied & whether was Sir E Edward Priuy to the 
Intercourses of his said ffreind^ and s^rvauntw so Passing, And whether 
did any of Sir Edwards said ffreindrc or s^rvantw tell yow, that he the said 
Sir Edward and his Laidy were priuy to the same Play, And whether during 5 
the time of the Play or before did any of the freind« or s^rvantw of the said 
Sir Edward dimock, sett any stooles and Cushens ready for the said Sir 
Edward and his Ladye to sitt vppon to heare the Play & whether did yow 
heare any of his s^rvant^ or ffreind^ say that the said Sir Edward and his 
Laidy woulde Come furthe to heare the Play & what be their names And 10 
whether might not any being in the Howse of the said Sir Edward see the 
said play plaied or nott, And is nott the Greene where the said Play was 
played next adioyninge to the vtter Court of the said Sir Edwards dimock^ 
howse or Nott: 

15 

Itmi whether did not Tailboys dimock deliu^r yow the dirige in the Play a 
fortnight before the said play was played or how longe before did he deliuer 
yt to yow, And whether did not the said Tailboys Dimock will yow to gett 
the said dirige perfectly by memory, & whether did he that plaied the fooles 
parte or the Deuills part, or both say these v/ordes ffollowing Viz., he my 20 
woodden dagger shall haue that Called the Lord of kime Piebald Knaue 
& whether did not Tailboys dimocke vppon thease speeches manifest & 
explaine to the People assembled that he to whome the woodden dagger 
was bequeathed was the Now Earle of Lincoln this Complainant And whether 
did not the said Tailboys dimock Promis to geue yow money to beare your 25 
Charges to London about this suite Yea or Noe 



Examination of Marmaduke Dickinson tna: pro STAC 5/L1/29 

sheets [1— 3v] (11 February) 30 

To the 1 Interrogatory he saieth that neither this defendant nor to his 
knowledge anie other by the helpe privity or sollicitation of Sir Edward 
dymocke or anie other (except Talboys dymock now decesed) did frame 
or contrive the [stage] play which was termed or named the death of the 
Lord of kyme But the saied Talboys dymocke was the onely maker &c 
contriver thereof for anie thinge this defendant knoweth 

To the 2. he saieth that there was not to his knowledge anie notification 
[thereof] publiquely made of the saied [Stage] Play before the same was 40 

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298 SOUTH KYME 1602/3 



plaied A at kyme vpon the grene there But diwrs persons were invited by 
Iohn Cradocke thelder to be at kyme vpon a Sonday being as he taketh it 
the last of August 1601 to be that day A wherein the saied Play was plaied 
at dyrrner at the saied Cradocke house but whether those persons were A also 
invited to see a Play in the afternoone or not it is more then this defendant 5 
doth knowe And saieth that Edward Newlove A Thomas whelden Robm 
Iackson 1 wiliiam Willoughbie AnthowV Malyn [J & dium others whose 
names he doth not rew^wber were that day at dynner at the saied Cradocke 
house And more he cannot say to this Interrogatory 

10 
To the 3. he saieth that in the afternoone of the saied Sonday the saied play 
was plaied on a greene in kyme next adioyning to Sir Edward Dymockw I 
house [& that Talboys] nere vnto the Maypole standing on the saied grene 
& that Talbois dymocke Iohn Cradock thelder \ohn Cradocke the younger 
Roger Bayard & he this defendant were the Actors therein And saieth that 15 
he doth not knowe that the same was done by the sollicitac/on privity or 
procurement of Sir Edward dymocke, But the aforesaied Talboys dymock 
was the onely procurowr A & first mover of this defendant to beare a pane 
in that Play & because this defendant at the first refused to meddle therewith 
the saied Tailboys the rather to move this defendant therevnto then [told] 20 
saied to this defendant that his brother Sir Edward dymocke would haue 
this defendant to be one of them & that he & his Lady would com & see 
the saied Play And further this defendant saieth that there were a bout a 
hundred persons assembled at the actinge of the saied Play viz. Iohn Turner, 
\ohn Pagett william welborne, Richard Thorpe, Iohn Ebbe Launcelott Newton 25 
& dmers others whose names he doth not remember. 

To the 4. he saieth that in the actinge or the saied Play the saied la 1 boys 
dymocke did play a pane which did seme to represent the now Complainant, 
the saied Talboys counterfeiting & taking vpon him the speches A & gesture to 
of the now Complainant And thereby the saied Talboys did as this defendant 
thinketh meane the now Complainani in scornefull mannrr 

To the 5. he saieth that the aforesrf/>d Roger Bayard did in the sated stage Play 
acte & play the p^rte of the devill & that he did in the saied Play fetch & >5 
carry away the p^rty that I represented the person or the now Complainam 

To the (•>. Interrogatory he saieth thai the saied Roger Bayard did also in the 
saied Play acte and play the p^rte of the vice or ffbole ev in actinge of that 
parte did declare his last will and testament and then ev there the saied 40 

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SOUTH KYME 1602/3 299 

Bayard did bequeath in the presence of the people there assembled [bequeth] 
his woodden dagger wzth these words A in Ryme viz. That Lord shall it 
haue which called the Lord of kyme Pibald knave, wherevnto the saied Talbois 
aunswered, that the same was his good vncle the now Complainant And 
also at the same tyme the saied Bayard did bequeth his Coxecomb & bable 5 
vnto all those which would not goe to Hornecastle with Sir Edward dymock 
against the now Complainant 

To the 7 he saieth that in the acting of the saied Play there was A by the 
apointment of the saied Talboys dymocke a dirige songe by this defendant 10 
& that in the same dirige there were the names of some wemen recited but 
whether they were lewd & licentious wemen or not or where they dwelled 
this defendant doth not know. And saieth that the concluding of the saied 
dirige after eu^ry of the names of the saied Wemen was ora pro nobis, and 
that he this defendant onely named those wemen by the direcc/on of the 15 
s^z>d Talboys dymocke this defendant not knowinge whether anie of those 
wemen were detected or defamed or not neither doth this defendant know 
A r nor hath certenly heard that S/'r Edward dymock was in anie sort priv'ie 
therevnto And more he cannot say to the Interrogatory I 



20 



To the 8 . he saieth that Iohn Cradocke the eld^r was in the ending of the 
saied Play attired in a garment like a ministers garment having a Corner 
capp on his head & a book in his hand opened & that certen bords being 
sett vp close to the saied maypole in manner of a pulpitt the saied Cradock 
thelder went into the same & there [(.)] he deliu^red some words after 25 
the manner of a praier but what those words were this defendant cannot 
[certenly] depose But the Texte which the saied Cradocke then spoke of 
was as he saied taken owt of the booke of Mabb & that text he devided 
into 3 . partes /viz. ffirst the bownder stone in Bullingbrooke ffenns, ffor 
the second Bayard leape of Ancaster heath And the third he saieth he could 30 
not tell but willed the people to goe to mr Gedney of Ancastre for he 
could tell But what further matter the saied Cradocke then spake of this 
defendant doth not know for he this defendant then departed away from 
the Companie 



>5 



To the 9 . he saieth that he doth not know whether diuers of the servantes 
& freinds of Sir Edward dymock did goe & com from the then house of 
the saied Sir Edward during the tyme of the saied stage play or not, And 
further saieth that the house of the saied Sir Edward is distant from the 
place where the saied Play was plaied two buttlengths or thereabouts And 40 

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300 SOUTH KYME 1602/3 



that none of the servaumes or ffreinds of the saied S/'r Edward dymocke 
except the saied Talboys dymock as is afores/z/Vd did tell this defendant that 
the saied S/'r Edward I or his Lady were privy to the saied play But before 
the saied play some Cushions & stoles were sett at the same place which the 
saied Talboys dymocke told this defendant was for S/r Edward dymock & 
his Lady to sitt & see the Play but this defendant doth not know who did 
sett the same there neither did anie other person besides the saied Talboys 
tell this defendant that the saied S/'r Edward or his Lady would com forth 
to heare the saied Play And further saieth that if anie were in the topp of 
the towre or A vpper pane of the house of the saied Edward dymocke the}' 10 
might from theare see the saied play plaied, &C that the greene where the 
saied play was plaied is next adioyning to the vtter Coz/rt of the saied S/r 
Edward dymocke house 

To the 10. he saieth that the saied Talboys dymocke did deliufr this defendant 15 
the dirige which this defendant songe in the saied play about fortnight before 
the same was plaied & then willed this defendant to gett it perfectly by 
memory And more then is afores/z/Vd he cannot say to this Interrogator)' 
saving that this tyme 12 . monethes the saied Talboys did [giue] promise to 
giue this defendant monie to beare his charges to London about this suit 

To the 1 1. he saieth that vpon Sonday the 24th of Lxnuary 1601. he this 
defendant did A send worde vnto the saied S/r Edward dymocke (for that 
he then lay sicke & this defendant could not speake w/'th him) to acquainte 
him that this defendant was served w/'th a Sz/bpena for singing the dirige in 25 
the saied Play & that this defendant was going I to London & therefore 
desiered to knowe the saied S/'r Edwards pleasure therein what this defendant 
should doe And A afterwards [the'revpon] Henry woodfall servant to the 
saied S/'r Edward brought this defendant worde from the saied S/r Edward 
(as the saied woodfall then told this defendant) that S/'r Edwards pleasure 
was that this defendant should repaire to one Pane his sollicitor & that Pane 
would derecte this defendant to one mr Bawtree for this defendantes dispatch 
at London in this cause 

To the 12. he saieth that he did vpon a Saterday in the afternoone being the 
xxx tri oflmuarie 1601 goe to mr Bawtrees chamber in Lincolns [nne according 
to the sated direcoons given this defendant by the saied woodfall & there 
this defendant did meete with one Lovell <>ne of the saied Sir Edward*! 
serwanx.es att which tyme the saied Lovell called this defendant badd fellow 
A & knave saieng that he this defendant came thither to vndoe his master 10 

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SOUTH kyme 1602/3-10 301 

& all his servantes & to bewray the doings of his Master And vpon those 
speches he this defendant departed from thence And more then is aforesaied 
he cannot depose to this Interrogatory 

(signed) marmaduke Dickenson 

5 

1610 

Sentencing Notes in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Bayard, et al 

Huntington Library: EL 2733 (2) 
f [1] (4 May) 



10 



S/r Edward dymocke 
Comes Lyncolne plaintiff Talboys dymocke et alii. 

Iohn Cradocke defendentes 

They made a stage playe on a greene before Sir Edwarde Dymockes do re 15 
and Talboys Dymocke personated the Earle in apparell & speeche And after 
their playe Iohn Cradocke beinge attyred like a minister wente vpp into a 
Pulpit which they had of purpose made & fastened to the Mayepole and 
havinge a Booke in his hand^ did Deliuer and pronounce diuers scurrulous 
and vayne matters in manner of a Sermon/ And concluded w/th a most 20 
blasphemous & graceles Prayer: 

To be [led] lead through Westminster hall w/th papers, and to 
be whipped vnder the Pillorye & then to stande in the pillory 

25 

To acknoweled their offences at the assises: 
To stande in the Pillory and bee whipped. 

Impr/soned duringe the king« pleasure & fined at 300 li. 
a peece & bounde to good behauiowr before enlardgement jo 

Sir Edwarde Dymocke Committed to the fleete duringe the kinges 
pleasure and fined at 1000 li. for beinge a spectator & pryvie to yt. 

Talboys dymocke was Dead and thfrfore not sentenced./ 35 

Sentences in Lincoln v. Dymoke, Bayard, et al 

Huntington Library: EL 2733 ( 1 ) 
f [1] (4 May) 

40 

In Camera Stellate .4. Maij 
A//;/o. 8. Iacobi Regis. 



302 



SOUTH KYME 



1610 



S/'r Edwarde Dymocke 

Roger Bayarde 
Comes Lincolne plaintiff 1 . lohn Cradocke senior defendentes 

lohn Cradock Ixxnior 

Marmaduke dickenson 
The offences ffor a very infamous and libellous Stage plaie, acted on a Sabboath daie 
vppon a greene before S/'r Edwarde dymockw house, in vewe of 300 or 400 
pmones purposely drawen thither, wherein they personated the said Earle in 
Apparell, speeche, gesture and name, [to] with much disgrace and infamy: 
And so grossly That the Standers by. Cryed Shame vppon yt: And after the 
plaie ended one of them apparelled like a preacher w/'th a booke. went vpp 
into a pulpitt fastened to the Maypole and vttered prophane and scurrilous 
matter in manner of a Sermon, Concludinge w/'th a most [prophane] 
Blasphemous and gracelesse praier: and therevppon [fix] songe a diridge 
and fyxed a slaunderous Ryme concerninge the Earle on the Mayepole 
and the Earles Coate of Armes over yt:/ 

The Sentence S/'r Edward Dymocke. 1000. li. and fleete duringe the kinges pleasure 



Bayard 300 li. a peece fine: fleete 

Cradock senior ■ duringe the kinges pleasure 

Dickenson To bee lead throughe Westminster 

hall w/'th Papers &c. and bee 
sett on the Pillory and whipped 

To be sett on the Pillory 

at Lyncolne assises, and 

acknoweledge there offence. 

to god and the said Earle. 

And then be whipped 

vnder the pillory 
Cradock lunior 200. li. fyne. & fleete:/ 



20 






jo 



The \ordes present at this Sentence 
The lord Chauncelor 
The Earle of Northampton 
The lord Bishop of london. 
The lord Zouch 

The lord Knowles 

The lord Cheiffe Iustice of England*.- 
The lord Cheiffe [ustice of Common Pleas 

The lord Cheiff Baron:/ 



10 



(signed) ThoTttas Mynall 



SOUTH KYME 1610 



303 



Fines in Various Suits Involving the Earl of Lincoln and Sir Edward 

Dymoke Huntington Library: EL 2723 
f [1]* 



2. Comes 
Lyncolne 
Plaintiff 
for Riott« 
& other 
misdeam&moursJ 



Termino Trlmtatis Anno tercio Iacobi Regis 
Sir Edwarde Dymocke M li. & vC li. mitigated to M mzrkes 



Valentyne Browne knight 
Brian Elande 


Mh 
Cli 






to 
to 




vC markw 
Hi. 


Lionell Massingberde 


C markes & x li. 


to 




xl li. 


Thomas Pinchbecke 


C markes & x li. 


to 




xl li. 


Robme Hughes 


xli. 


& xl li. 


to 




xx li. 


Robme Wyldman 


xli. 


&xlli. 


to 




xx li. 


lames chr/V/ofer 


xli. 




to 




vli. 


Anthonie Robinson 


xli. 




to 




vli. 


Henry Woodfall 


xli. 


& xl li. 


to 




xx li. 


Iohn Browne 


xli. 


&xlli. 


to 




xx li. 


Iohn Lovell 


xli. 


& xl li. 


to 




xx li. 


Thomas Wardell 


xli. 


1 








ffrauncys ffowler 
Bartholomewe Roach 
Edwarde Dymocke generosus 
Iohn Carsey 
Richard Cooke 


xli. 
xl li 
xl li 
xl li 
xl li 


- 


1 


to 




xx. markes a peece. 








The Some 












mittigated 


MCCCxx li 



10 



20 






Off this Sentence S/r Edwarde Dymocke obteyned his maiesties spmall 
p^rdoun dated. 26. Iunij .4. Iacobi Regis, aswell of the ffynes for himself 
& the rest as of the Punishment^:/ 



30 



Termino Paschf Anno quinto Iacobi Regis 



Comes 
Lyncolne 
Plaintiff for 
Riott« & 
misdeamtv/wwrs 
[<•>] 



S/r Edwarde Dymocke 


Cli. 




Will/V/m Righton 


Cli. 




Iohn Leachman 


in. 


Theis fines were 


Edwarde Righton 


xl li. 


mittigated & 


Iohn Lovell 


xl li. 


(as it A is said) are 


Thomas Pinchbecke 


xl li. 


paid into the 


lames Chr/Vtofer 


xl li. 


escheq//<'r:/ 


Iohn dedicke 


100. li. 





35 



40 



Termino Vasche hnno 8.° Iacobi Regis 



304 



SOUTH KYME 1610 / SPALDING C 1541—7 



Comes 
Lyncolne 
V\aimiff for a 
[Riotous] 
Libellous Stage 
play 



S/r Edwarde Dymocke. 


Mli. 


Theis ffynes 


Roger Bayarde 


CCC li. 


stande [(...)] 


lohn Cradocke senior 


CCC li. 


w/'thout mittigation 


lohn Cradocke lunior 


ecu. 


at all. 


Marmaduke dickenson 


CCC li. 





Termino Vasche Anno .8. lacobi Regis 



dymock knight 
phiimijf for 
pullinge downe 
a house in 
the nighte: 



Comes Lyncolne 


Mli. 




lohn Richmonde 


CCli. 


Theis ffynes 


Bartholomewe Dawson 


CCli. 


likewise stande 


Anthonie Willson 


CCli. 


w/'thout any 


George Warde 


CCli. 


mittigacons at all 


George Thompson 


CCli. 





10 



AC 



SPALDING 

c 1541-7 

Spalding Gentlemen's Society Minute Book I 

Spalding Gentlemen's Society Museum: Maurice Johnson Papers 
f 74v* 



20 



Mommyng 
Plays 

Bill of 
( lompLnm 
against ye Lord 
Prior of 
Spalding by ye 
Parishioners 



The secretary Communicated some remarkable Extracts from the Church 
Wardens accounts of Spalding about the Reformation & a d^rre of yat lime 
off a Bill of Complaints exhi^/ted by the parishioners to ye then Prior or 
Spalding against himself for Corrupc/on &C abuses, put upon the Town 
against a Compotic/on made with Them by his predecesors 
Also the Accounts of a Solemn Pley held in the Gore to See which main 
person* of Quality all the Towns in the Neighourhood & Stamford Peterbourg 
&c came, this was written & directed by one Howson a prest cV was a 
representac/on of the battle between St Michael & the Devill cV was a 
Tourncmfwt with Some Fire Workes & Machines 



25 



a Description of a Play in Spalding Gooch: A History of Spalding 
pp 128-9* 

... I he following curious record made by Maurice Johnson two hundred years 
ago, tells how funds were raised for that purpose in I [enry the Eighths time. 



13/ mittigacons: for mittigacibns; abbreviation mark missing 

this ... Machines: written in darker ink and a smaller hand 



spalding c 1541-1604/5 305 

"In the old acts of the churchwardens of the Parish Church of the Blessed 
Virgin St. Mary, in Spalding, there are, amongst others, very large acts of 
some plays, which were exhibited here in the Gore against the Great Gate 
of the Priory, one of which, uncertain as to time, wanting date, in three 
long paper rolls appears to have been very costly and magnificent. 5 

"All Lincolnshire and many great towns and much quality in the neighboring 
counties, being invited to it by special messengers by billets of baines. 

"From about thirty of the towns there were spectators present. It was 
contributed to by the Lord Willoughby, the Lady Fitzwilliam, the Champion 
Dymocke, the Lady Kyme, Mr. Mann of Bolingbroke, the Lord Bishop of 10 
Peterborough (John Chambers, 1541-56), and the City of Peterborough, and 
the Burghers of Boston and Stamford, from all of which many were present. 

"It seems from the articles of expense such as arms, drums, and much 
minstrelsy, besides the Grantham Waits, to have been a manly performance 
and sort of Tournament or representation of the War in Heaven and battle 15 
between St. Michael and the Devils, with machinery of heaven and hell, much 
gunpowder was used in it and bows and staves, headed with iron, and it 
seems to have been performed on horseback. There are large allowances for 
horsemeal and shoeing horses, It was composed and ordered by Mayster 
Howsun, an ingenious priest, and the guests who were foreigners and nobility 20 
of the corporations, were treated by the town with comfitts and other cakes, 
and with malmsey wine and claret wine. 

"The inhabitants had allotments of so many first places measured I out 
about the scene of action and paid largely for the same to accommodate 
their families and foreign (visiting) friends. It seems to me, by all I can 25 
discover, to have been towards the latter end of King Henry the Eighths 
reign, and to have lasted three days in action, besides the rehearsals which are 
mentioned, and for which, to have it accurate, the players were fed likewise. 

"The principal performer was one Edgoose, who I presume played the 
Archangel. There is particular mention made of three tormentors with staves 30 
tipped with iron. Much carving and painting, and the place seems to have 
been parted off with great poles and cables and much cordage was used 
about it. 

"N.B. - With great part of the money collected then, the Parish Church 
was cleaned and beautified. - M.J." 35 



1604/5 

Bill of Complaint in Jackson et al v. Earle et al tna: pro STAC 8/186/12 

sheet 9* (8 February) 40 

To the kingw most excellent Ma/«tie 
In most humble manner sheweth & informeth vo//r most excellent ma/wtie 



306 SPALDING 1604/5 



your: humble faithfull & obedient Subiect^ Iohn Iackson of Spalding in your 
highnes County of Lincoln gentleman one of your Ma/'«ties Cheifeconstables 
of the wapentake of Ellowe in the partw of Holland in the said Countye, 
Roger Vincent of Spalding aforesaid yeomarc &C one of the Pettyconstables 
of the said towne for the yeare now last past Iohn Dale of the said towne or 5 
Spalding Marcer and one of the Churchwardens of the same towne aswell 
for the yeare now last past as also for the yeare now present; That whereas 
your said Subiect« have alwaies heretofore lived in good name & fame & 
in & w/'th the good oppinion & creditt not onely of theire neighbours of 
the said towne but also w/'th the Gentlemen and Comissionm & other men 10 
of the cheifest regard & place in the said partw. And A whereas yowr said 
Subiect^ haue not onely heretofore lived honestly in theire private conufrsac/on 
but haue also in theire seu^rall offices behaved themselues honestly & dutifully 
indeavoring by all meanes (as became them) to reforme & suppresse such 
vices & offence as by the dutye of theire seu^rall offices they were bound is 
to looke vnto. Now soe it is (if it please your most excellent Ma/Vme) that 
one George Earle Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell oc Anthony Taylowr 
Comon Alehouse &c Taverne haunters & of riotous & wastfull behaviour 
& condic/on and obstinate in theire courses & impatient of any reproofe 
or reprehenc/'on, and therevpon conceiuing mallice & hatred against yowr 20 
subiect^ and namely against the said Iohn Iackson & Roger Vincent for that 
they would not giue passage &C allowance of theire disorders confederating 
& combyning themselues together w/'th diu^rse others of like condic/on & 
qualitye (whose names are yet to your subiect^ vnknowne) seeking which. 
way to deprave & defame yowr said subiectw, they the said George Earle :s 
Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony Tayloz/r together w/'th others 
(to your subiect^ vnknowne) since yoz/r ma/'mies last general! pardon haue 
devised made written & published abrode, the seuerall Libells & slaunderous 
Rymes herevnto annexed against your said subiect^ & others, And namely 
the said George Earle Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony 30 
Tayloz/r (together w/'th others vnknowne) about Midsomer lasi pasi did make. 
devise, put in writing publish & spread abrode one of the said Libells & 
Rymes subscribed by Thomas tell troth william wish vow well, In which 
lybell oc Ryme your said subiect Iohn Iackson is rearmed by the name or the 
great God Bacchus w/'th other reproches therein attributed vnto him, And >5 
yo«r subiect Roger Vincent is there termed and named by the name of Busye 
& precise clowne foole & Asse & other thing*;, And youi subiect Iohn Pale 
is there noted & sett out by selling of Pinnes pointes & Laces tor that yout 
said subiect is a Mercer by his trade. And likewise sheweth to yo//r maiwtie 



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your said Subiect Iohn dale that the said George Earle Edmund Hobson 
Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony Taylo/zr together w/th others vnknowne in 
the moneth of Aprill last past, did make devise put in writing publish & 
spread abroad the other of the said Libells herevnto annexed subscribed 
w/th these word« per me wiWiam &c de Moulton wherein your said subiect 5 
is termed by the name of ffoole Asse Pedler & other rayling & reprochfull 
termes & phrases, as by the same appeareth./ And further sheweth vnto your 
excellent Maiatie your said Subiect^ that they the said George Earle Edmund 
Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony Tayloz/r & others vnknowne having 
devised made & written the said Libells did (the better to spread abroade 10 
& publish the same) not onely read them to diverse p^rticuler persons but 
also did giue & send abroade many coppyes thereof, and did cause the said 
Libells to be fixed and sett vpon dluerse doores & postes in the said towne 
of Spalding and to be comonly & ordinarily songe in Alehouses & taverns 
in the said towne where they did vse to resorte to drinke play & keepe 15 
vnrulye & vnthriftye company./ And further sheweth vnto your excellent 
Ma/>me your said subiect Roger Vincent That whereas yowr subiect being 
then Constable of the said towne of Spalding, had (by vertue of a warrant 
directed vnto him from S/r Mathew Gamlyn Knight one of your Ma/mies 
lustier of Peace there) the xvj th day of Iune last arrested one for suspic/'on of 20 
fellony whom he carried before the said Sir Mathew Gamlyn to be examined 
The said Edmund Hobson meeting your said Subiect (who w/th the said 
prisoner & others were then returning from the said S/'r Mathew Gamlyn) 
to the intent to discourage your said subiect from that & the like service 
did in scomfull & scoffing manner salute your subiect by the name of Busye 25 
calling him twice or thrice Busye (by which your said subiect is also termed 
& named in the said Libell) to the great disheartening & discouragement of 
your said subiect in his said office & reproche before the said prisoner & 
others./ And further sheweth &C informeth your ma/>5tie your said Subiect^ 
that the said George Earle Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony 30 
Tayloz/r, did about the feast of the Nativity of our saviour Christe in the 
yeare of our Lord god 1603 devise write & publish one other infamous & 
scurrilous Libell of all the Maryed Copies both men & women in the said 
towne of Spalding, by theire said Libell making three sortes of women terming 
some of them Strikers some others scowldes & the rest fooles whereby they 35 
haue not onely slaundered and defamed many honest women but haue sett 
& procured discorde & dissenc/on betwixt diume of theire husbands & 
them./ And Lastly sheweth & informeth yoz/r ma/Wtie yoz/r said Subiect^ 
that the said George Earle Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony 
Tayloz/r (not satisfied w/th these p^rticuler Libells but taking pleasure in 40 

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308 SPALDING 1604/5 



the idlenes of theire running wktes & growing more bould by custome of 
Ravling to goe on by degrees from few to many) did about the moneth of 
August last past devise write & publish one other moste false infamous & 
invectiue Libell or Ryme against one wiWiam Browne Clarke minister of the 
said towne of Spalding and A verye zealous & paynefull preacher of godes 5 
word there, In which said Libell or Ryme the said wiWiam Browne (although 
his life could never A r yet be by any detected) was very slaunderously &: 
wrongfully abused with many vndecent vnreu^vent &£ reprochfull termes & 
phrases, The contents & p^rticulers of which last menconed Libells your 
said subiect^ are not able to sett downe for that the coppyes thereof are not 10 
as yet come to your said subiect^ hand« notwithstanding that they are very 
comon amongst theire owne confederates and comonly voyced abrode w/'thin 
the said towne of Spalding./ In tender considerac/'on whereof and in regard 
that that vnchristean & shamlesse abuse was formerly excepted out of the 
gen^rall & free pardons graunted aswell by the late Queene Elizabeth of i^ 
famous memory as also by others your highnes renowned predecessors 
as being A most odious offence both to god & Man, and that all these 
misdemeanours were comitted since your majesties most gratious gen^rall & 
free pardon at your maiesties Coronac/on, and therefore worthely deserre 
some exemplary punishm^wt to be inflicted vpon the said offendors May it 20 
therefore please your Moste excellent Ma/«tie (the premisses considered) to 
graunt out your Maimies most gratious writt of Subpena to be directed to the 
said George Earle Edmund Hobson Nicholas Stanwell & Anthony Taylor 
comaunding & inioyning them & eu^ry of them thereby at a cmaine dd\ 
& vnder a cmaine paine therein to be limitted & sett downe personally to 25 
appeare before your most excellent maiestie in youi majesties high Courte 
of Starrechamber then & there to aunswere the premisses and further to be 
ordered & censured therein as shalbe by your most excellent maiestie and 
yo«r Counsell in your said Courte thought meete 6c conveynient: And your 
said Subiect« (according to theire bounden dutyes) shall daylie pray vnto w 
almighty god for the preservac/on of yoi/v Royal] mazVxtie in all health & 
happines long to live & raigne over vs./ 



Exhibits Attached to the Bill of Complaint 1 \ \: PRO SI AC 8/ 1 86/ 1 2 
sheet 7 

To his rrrendw 



S/ A: corrected over another letter 19/ deserre: for deserue 

91 menconed: for mentioned; abbreviation 1 arle: followed by 45mm erasure covered by 

mark missing line filler 



SPALDING 1604/5 309 

Thowe franticke asse, mad Pasquill second Mate 
whose harte doth harber Malice greife and hate 
whose ffolishe muse is exercised ofte tymes 
onely in makinge Lybells, Ieastes and rymes 

5 

Yet ffreshe in my remembrance doth lye 

the grose abuses which vnwittinglye 

you in a Paper fraughte w/th ffoolishe lynes 

conteyninge noughte but false reports & Crymes 

10 

Not longe agoe vnto a neighber mine 
did publishe in a Libell made in ryme 
where thy stageringe muse was much to blame 
In that on him she Causeles did Complaine 

15 

But leaveinge this suche trifles as they be 
In one thinge ffrend lett mee admonishe thee 
and that is this noe more to disgrace 
this man -which Comes of an ancient race 

20 

But if it be soe that thy floing Muse 

of fforce must be ymployed in abuse 

He sett ye downe a subiecte ffar more fitt 

in whose dispraise you maiste ymploye thy witt 

yours to replye when you begine :> 

Knowe therefore that there dwelleth in the Towne 
an Intermedlinge, and a precise Clowne 
his name is buesye one of oulde Benson Breede 
ffarr better for to hange then good to fifeede 

30 

His Neighbours by a Metapher him Call 
Bissye, and whie because his actions all 
are alwayes bent vnto this onely end 
by fflateringe and Cologinge to offend 

35 
He hath the eyes of Lincius for to prye 
in all mens actions very waryly 
and wheare he fyndes their dealing are not righte 
he in the Sessions them will straighte indighte 

40 

This yeare hees Iacke in office and doth take 
exceedinge paines even for his Conscience sake 



310 SPALDING 1604/5 

hees soe demure soe grave and soe precise 

that none muste playe yf he knowe: but he fflyes 

To greate God Baccus and doth then reporte 

He sawe rwoe neighbours vse vnlawefull sporte 5 

Tis true he saithe and bindes it w/th an oathe 

and therefore I muste needes present them bothe 

This Epicure shzes still w/th one attes backe 
'id est magnus to whome he saithe, boy fill me a Cupp of sack 10 

horno this nedes doth make the Masse of ffleshe more fatt 

then newe milke or ffreshe ffishe will doe a Catt 

But leave this humo/zr busie, sease to trudge 

for him that meanes to vse thee as a drudge 15 

Leave it I saye and quickly or I sweare 

Tenn shillinge will not fynde you shewes this yeare 

That all men well maye knowe this fawninge asse 
1 Non ignoratis de. He maried hath a tricke and bonye lasse 20 

quo 1 oquimur The wh/ch nQt [ onge agQe j WQtt ^ dwe |j 

w/th him, yat pynns, poynt«, and laeces nowe doth sell./ 

yours as wee see reformations of Thomas tell trothe 
manner will/am wishe you well 

25 

sheet 8 

Theare is a Pedler in Spalldinge Towne 

yaz seWes pynns and poynt« and mickell geare 

he is as proude w/thoute a gowne >o 

is in his ofice evere yeare 

His mouthe is a wrye w/th a hoked nose 

his heade is busy in every thinge 

He is a brave fifellowe in his owne hose 

and in every matter he is meddlinge 

He huffes he snufFes into ayer 
alonge the Streatfl as he doth passe 

The peopell Can saye every wheare io 

yonder goeth a prodigal! assc 

in II ml ul ... homo: />/ display script, 'th.it is, a great man' 

'n I ml Non ... 1 oquimur: ;;/ display script; 'you are not unaware of what we art- talking about' 



SPALDING 1604/5-5 311 

What is he what is he doe I saye 
why man I sawe him yesterdaye 
goeinge in the Markett place 
wz'th a freshe Ierkinge painted w/th Lace 

5 

His wealthe he standeth greately on 
alsoe vppon his Ientrye 
awaye awaye foolishe Iohn 
Ittes a Callinge not fitt for thee 

10 

Manners manners Iohn amend 
and gett thy neighbours love againe 
Lett theis ffewe lynes which I have pend 
warne thee of thy foolishe vaine./ 

15 

per me Will/^m et 
de Molto/. 



1605 

Interrogatories for Defendants in Jackson et al v. Earle et al 20 

tna: pro STAC 8/186/12 
sheet 5* (8 May) 

4 Item wheather did you at any tyme tell wher and of whom you had any of 
the said libells, or any coppyes therof, what coppyes were ther made of the 25 
said Libells or any of them, or who to youv knowledge had any coppye or 
coppyes of them ? whether have yow at any time shewed or given forth to any 
other any Copye or Copyes of you said libells or any of them yea or no: 

5 Item wheather did you about the three and twentyth daye of Apryll last 30 
recite or k n owe that the same libell or libells was recyted in the Markett 
place at Spaldinge, or any parte of them or any of them and whoe recyted 
the same there? 

7 Item wheather did you at any tyme singe or publishe or knowe that the said 35 
libell or libells or any parte of them were sunge or published in any alehowse 
or Taverne in the said towne of Spaldin g or elswhere, wher was the same 
sunge or published, and by whom and in whose howse? 



27-8/ whether . . . no: apparently added later in a smaller script 
28/ you: for ye 



312 SPALDING 1605 



Examination of George Earle tna: pro STAC 8/186/12 
sheet lv (11 May) 

To the 4. Interrogatory he sayth that A abowt half a yeare nowe past as he 
remembreth one Mathewe Scarboroughe gentleman an attorney shewed 5 
A & deliuered vnto this defendant A at his the said Scarboroughes owne 
howse in Spalding aforesaid the coppyes of twoe of the A said libells [in 
the bill mencioned]. And A after this defendant [theruppow dyd wryte] A had 
[taken] wrytten coppyes [(...)] of them, he [deliuered vnto] redelyuered 
vnto the said Scarboroghe the said coppyes which this defendant so receyued 10 
of him and /afterwards this defendant [hath] reported A in pryvate vnto 
some of his frends the havinge of the said coppyes of the said Scarborough & 
this defendantes wrytinge of the said coppyes owt againe. And this defendant 
dyd A in pryvat manner shewe [them to some of his frends shewe the] one 
of the said coppyes (so wrytten by the defendant) to Iohn Iacksow one of is 
the V\ainantes & to some of A his this defendantes frends [and the same 
he sayth he dyd in secrett manner] And [he] A this defendant denyeth that 
he dyd gyve or delyuer any coppyes of the said libells [or in the bill int(. . .)] or 
any of them to any person or persons. And what A or howe many Coppyes 
were made of the said libells or further to this Interrogatory he cannott :o 
certenly depose 

To the v 1 ' 1 Interrogatory he sayeth that he this defendant dyd not to his 
A vttermost remembrance about the xxiijth daye of Aprill laste recyte or 
knowe that the said libell or libells was A or were recyted in the markett 
place at Spaldinge or anye p^rte of them or anye of them 25 



sheet 2 

To the 7. Interrogatory he sayth that he dyd not at any tyme sing or publislu 
the said libells or any of them or any p^rte therof in any Alehowse Taverne or 
other place A nor did knowe that the said libells or any parte ol them were sung 
or published in any Alehowse or Taverne by any others But sayth that he 
this defendant [hath published] dyd A to [(..)] some ol his pryvatt lands 
[ A ] [in Alehowses &c Tavernes] make knowen the contents ol the said >5 
coppyes of twooe of the said libells wrytten by this defendant [as aforesaid] owt 
of the eoppyes to him deliuered by mr Scarborough .is aforesaid and further 
sayth as he afore hathe said and more sayth not to this Interrogatory 



5/ one: c corrected over another letter, possibly t noi ...others : begun as interlineation and 

IS/ ono: 3 minims m vis continued in left margin 



SPILSBY 1564 / STAINTON BY LANGWORTH 1607/8 313 

SPILSBY 

1564 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/2 

f 71 v* (13 April) 5 

Presentments made during the visitation of Bolingbroke deanery held in the 
parish church ofHorncastle by John Aylmer, archdeacon of Lincoln 

dimittitur 10 

dominus lohannes Howson ferebat a torche in a maske. and toke vpon him 
(..) preach vpon a cobord till in one of the maskers strake doune the cobord/ 
xiiij° die octobris 1564 apad Unco\niam Howson c(...> et fatetz/r ad fecisse 
per mandatura domine ducisse Suffolcie vnde dominus e(..> suspendebat ab 
admz'«/j*racio«e diumorumJ. iiij° die Novembris 15C> apwd Lmcolniam 15 
comparuit et dominus ex cmis causis eum absolvit 

STAINTON BY LANGWORTH 

1607/8 20 

Lease to Giles Farnaby, Musician Sandbeck Park: MTD/B17/9 
single sheet (18 February) 

This Indenture made the xviij th daie of ffebruarie in the fiffth yeare of the 
raigne of our Sou^raigne Lord lames by the grace of god kinge of England 25 
ffrance & Ireland defender of the faith &e And of Scotland the one and 
fortith Beweene Nicholas Saunderson of ffillingham in the countie of Lincoln 
knight of the one p^rtie, and Giles ffarnabie of Aistroope in the said countie 
gentleman of the [said] other p^rtie Witnesseth that the said Sir Nicholas 
Saunderson aswell for and in consideration of the good and lawfull seruice 30 
to be doon by the said Giles ffarnabie vnto the said Sir Nicholas in teaching 
his children musick as also for that he the said Giles hath given and granted 
vnto the said Sir Nicholas Saunderson one Richard ffarnabie the sonne 
of the said Giles ffarnabie to serue him for seaven yeares from the feast of 
Phillip and Jacob thappostles now next ensewing and to teache and instruct 35 
the children of the said Sir Nicholas Saunderson in skill of musick and 
plaieing vppon instruments. Hath demised granted leased and to ferme 



] v c<...>: word lost in gutter, likely comparuit 

: word lost in gutter, likely turn 
IS/ 15<„>: date lost in gutter, likely 1 564 
24/ This Indenture: in display script with elaborated capitals 



314 STAINTON BY LANGWORTH 1607/8 

letten and by these preserves doth demise grant lease and to fearme let vnto 
the said Giles ffarnabie his executors and assignes all that his messuage or 
tenement with thappurtenaunces and one croft therevnto adioyning in 
Stainton next Langwoorth in the said countie of Lincoln togither with the 
third part of one close of meadow called and knowen by the name of the 5 
woodswarues containinge by estimacion fowerteene acres, one close of 
meadow or pasture containing by estimacion seauen acres lieing vppon a 
place called Sowthill next Langworth, and one other close of pasture called 
the middle close sometyme belonging to a ferme called Greaues fearme 
containing by estimacion seauen teene acres, all which said closes and messuage 10 
ar now in the tenure and occupac/bn of Iohn Lamynge of Stainton aforesaid or 
of his assignes. To haue and to hold the said messuage or tenement meadowes 
and closes of pasture aforesaid w/th all the profanes and commodities to them 
or anie of them belonginge (the wood and trees excepted) vnto the said 
Giles fTarnabie his executors and assignes from the feast of Phillip and Iacob is 
thappostles now next ensewinge the date vnto the full end & tearmes of 
twentie yeares from thence next ensewinge and fullie to be complett and 
ended yeildinge and paieinge therefore yearlie and eucrie yeare vnto the said 
S/r Nicholas Saunderson his executors and assignes the some of sixteene 
pounder of lawfull money of England at two tearmes or tymes in the yeare :o 
that is to saie at the feast of Sainct Michaell tharchangell and thanunciation 
of our Ladie Sainct Marie the virgin by even and equall porc/ons, and one 
coople of fatt hennes yearlie att the feast of the Purification or o//r Ladie 
Sainct Marie, And if it happen the said yearlie rent of sixteene pounds or 
anie part thereof to be behind and vnpaid in p^rt or in all by the space of 25 
fowerteene daies next after anie of the said feasts or Daies wherein it ought 
to be paid (beinge lawfullie demaunded) that then it shall and maie be 
lawfull to and for the said S/r Nicholas Saunderson his heires and assignes 
and euerie of them unto the premisses aboue demised and euerie part thereof 
to reenter and the same to haue againe reposses and reenioy as in his or their w 
former estate anie thinge herein contained to the contrarie in anie wise 
notwithstandinge. And the said Giles ffarnabie lor him his executors and 
administrators coveiniteth and granteth to and with the said S/r Nicholas 
Saunderson his heires and assignes by those presenter, that he the said Giles 
ffarnabie his executors or assignes shall plant and sett yearlie vppon sonic 35 
convenient place of the premisses six ashes, and six wi Howes setter and the 
same shall from tyme to tyme saue prcserue ^\nd renew when and so often 
as neede shall require, and likewise shall well and sufficientlie hedge and 
ditch the grounder aforesaid, and repaire vphold maintaine and keepe all 
and singuler the edifices and building?; now being or hereafter to be vppon 10 

1 II To . . . hold: m display script 24/ And if it: in display script 

IS/ yeildinge: in display script 



STAINTON BY LANGWORTH 1607/8 / STALLINGBOROUGH 1566 315 

the demised premisses with all manner of necessarie rep^racions whatsoeuer 
and the same so from tyme to tyme sufficientlie repaired vpholden fenced 
maintained and kept as aforesaid in the end of the said tearme shall giue the 
leaue and yeild vpp vnto the said Sir Nicholas Saunderson his heires and 
assignes with whatsoeuer buildings shalbe made or sett vppon the premisses 5 
by the said Giles ffarnabie or his assignes and shall not plashe the hedges 
vppon the premisses but in convenient tyme for the needfull fencinge of the 
same. Provided alwaies notwithstanding and it is fullie condiscended and 
agreed by and betweene the said parties that if the said Giles ffarnabie his 
executors or assignes shall at anie tyme duringe the said tearme plow vpp the 10 
said closes or anie p^rt thereof or alien sell or putt awaie the said messuage 
or premisses to anie person or persons whatsoeuer vnles it be to his wife child 
or children or some of them, without the consent of the said Sir Nicholas 
Saunderson his heires or assignes therevnto first had and obtained in writeinge, 
or that he the said Richard ffarnabie shall not continue and abide with the 15 
said Sir Nicholas Saunderson his heires or assignes and do him his A best 
seruice During the tearme of seaven yeares aforesaid, he the said Sir Nicholas 
Saunderson givinge him necessarie and convenient meat drinck and apparell 
fitt for his callinge, That then this present lease shall cease and be void and 
otherwaies remaine, and be erTectuall according to the grants reseruations 20 
and condicions therein mencioned and contained. In witnes whereof the 
parties abouesaid to these present indentures haue interchangeablie putt 
their hand« & seales the daie[s] and yeare first aboue written. 



STALLINGBOROUGH 

1566 

Inventory of Heathenish Church Goods la: Diocesan FUR 2 

f 184v* (1 May) 



25 



JO 



It«n a crosse and the crose was meltid 

a crosse clothe J the said fyrst yeare and 

turnd to thuse y^t the candestick« 

wear, And the crose clothe 35 

was sold to players, who defaced it 



4/ yeild: y corrected over another letter 

8/ Provided: in display script 

18/ convenient: conveni corrected over erasure 

21/ In witnes: in display script 

33/ said fyrst yeare: the first year of Queen Elizabeth's reign. 17 November 1558-16 November 1559 



316 stamford 1389-1428 

STAMFORD 



1389 

Certificate of Guild of St Martin tna: pro C 47/41/173 

single mb* 5 

Ordinacio gilde siue fratemhatis sancti Martini in ecclrcia 
sancti Martini de Stamford 
In honore dei & sancti Martini ab antiquo tempore ordinata fuit quedam 
gilda siue fratrniitas in ecclrcia sancti Martini de Stamford sub tali forma quod 10 
fratres &C sorores predicte gilde liferent quendam Capellanuw celebrante;;; in 
ecclwia predicts, in honore sancti Martini pro rratribus & sororibzzi pzrdzcns 
& pro omnibus benefactoribz^ suis & inuenirent cenum lumen A in eadem 
ecckria in honore sancti Martini et est & fuit consuetudo fra/miitatis predicte a 
tempore cuius memoria non existit quod in festo sancti Martini [h(..)j predicti is 
fratres habeam, quendam tauruw quiquidwz taurus huteretwr & venderet//;- 
ad praficuuw fraffrnitatis predicte &C quod in eodem festo pzrdzcri frazres & 
sorores conueniant ad potandzzm & ibi orent pro rratribus & sororibz^ suis 
&C omnibus benefoftoribzz* suis Et ad sustentac/o«em &C supportaczozzem 
Capellani predicti &C aliorum onerum quid deuoti homines ville predicte longo 20 
tempore ante statutuw de t^rris & tenementis ad manuw mortuaw datis 
factuw dederunt predicte gilde siue fratermtati cmos redditus ad valorem 
xxx. s. per annum Et quilibet (rater & soror dabit in festo sancti Mich^is ad 
supportaczozzem oneri..) predictorum vnum busselluz/z ordei Et predicti fzvzzirs 
&c sorores habem quendam aldermannuzw & alios officiarios ad colligendum 25 
reddit/w predictos & ad ordinandzzw pro omnibus supradzczis bona & catalla 
non habem nisi tantum ad onmun predictorum supportaczozzem 

1427-8 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Account bl: Cotton Vespasian A.xxiv >o 

f 3v* 

It soluto Thome harpmaker pro emendaczowe 

de la schafte id d. 



Et in expensis pro portatorz de la schattc \ iij d. 

It soluto pro nerfis ad le schafte i d. 

Et pa/zno empto pro le schafte \j d. 

26/ omnibus: followed by 35mm blank covered by line filler 



>5 



Hi 



STAMFORD 1427-65 317 

Et in daw histrionibwi- v j °-- 



1440 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/1 

f 83 (21 October) (Presentment by the prioress, Elizabeth Weldon) 

At a visitation held in the chapter house of St Michaels Priory, outside Stamford, 
by William Heyworth, bishop of Lincoln 

Item dicit quod quedara Agnes monialis loci illius egressa est in apostasia 
adherendo cuidam cithariste et dicit quod manent simul vt dicker, in nouo 
castro sup^r Tynam 



f 83v (Presentment by Sister Margaret Mortymer) 
hem dicit de apostata vt supra 



(Bishops injunctions) 

Item iniuwctuw est priorisse quod quo cowmodi^ potmt reducat d/'cram 

apostataw que recessit vt prefertur cum citharista nomine Roberto Abbot 



f 81' 



15 



20 



25 



...Also we enioyne yow prioresse vndere lyke peynes jjat wyth all your 
diligence and hast possyble ye gar seke your suster Anneys Butyler {?at is 
owte in apostasye and bryng hir home to hir cloyster and so moderly trete 30 
hir after your rule Jjat she seke no cause efris to go in apostasye ne o\>er take 
non ensample be hir to trespace in lyke wyse... 



35 



1465 

Corporation Hall Book 1 sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 5v* 

Theys Be the Names of all Manner Crafts sett together in pagent^ whiche 
Shall within them selfo Chuys them wardeyns for to serche and oume All 40 
Manner poynt^ longyng to the same Craft« that they be Chosen of for the 
welfare & woorshipe of this Sayd Towne & Boroughe and yff Any wardeyn 
so Chosen fynd any Manner of Defalt within his Craft or in the Master 



318 



STAMFORD 1465-6 



or ss*uant of the same That wyll nott Be amendid by hym he shall then 
Complayn to the Alderman That he and his bredern & Counseyll may 
ther in Take Adewe Correccyon and Reformacyon 



Drapers 
hosyers 
Taylors 

Marcers 
Grocers 
habardasshers 

Bakers 
Brewers 
vynten^rs 
Myllners 



Sub duobus 
gardianis 



simili mo 



Sub modo 
predicto 



do 



Bowers 

fflechers 

Stryngers 

Tumors 

Dyers 



> modo ut Supra 



id 



Scryveners 

Glasyers 

Peyntors 

Steynors 

Barbors 

Chaundellers, 



) ut supra 



Shomakers 

Cerryers 

Coblers 

Bochers 

Fysshers 

hostellers 

Cokys 



do 



simih mo 



modo ut supra 



Weyvers 

Walkers | Sub duobftf gardianis 20 

Shermen J 

Carpenters ] 

Masons | modo ut supra 

Slaters J 

25 



Irenmongers 
Smythes 
Saddellers 
Bottlemakers 
& All other? 
hamer men 



) modo ut supra 



Barkers 
Glovers 
Skynners 
Whittawers , 



modo ut supra 



1465-6 

Corporation Hall Book 1 STH: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 6 (30 September- 30 September) (Session held 22 July) 



35 



Itsn itt is ordeynyd Statutyd & by the same Aide; man Bredern Comburgessez 
and all the hooll Commons in this Session halden in the same hall in the 40 



( lonstituc 10 de 

I ni|H /(/;/<■ & 

venditioni 

proomnibai feast of sent Marye magdelyn In the Next veer ol the Reigne of kyng Edward 

"" IkiIuis the ffourth Stablysshid for tuermoi That all Manner Men of C 'rafts That 



STAMFORD 1465-80 



319 



Constituc/o 
de officio 
Gardianorww 



ben Burgessez and ffre men of the said hall and Sworn shall occupye in Byyng 
and Sellyng in lykewyse and fforme as they have done Before tyme all manner 
of ware and chaffer such as shall pleas them for to By or sell att any Season 
within the said Towne and Broughe 

It«n itt is ordeynyd and by the said Stablysshed That the said Two wardens 
of eu^ry pagent of the Crafts before said shall lefelly? Serche or do serche 
w/'t/?owt any Intfrvpcyon all Manner ware Chaffer or any other thyng that 
is ordeynyd to be sold within hys said pagent and wardeynrye and such as 
he ffyndyth ffawtye to bryng itt Tofore the alderman and his Counsell as 
fforfitt And itt to Stond in hys Grace 



1472-3 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2AJ 1/1 

f 16* (30 September— 30 September) (Session held I November) 



Mynstrell/ will^/mus Barton 

chr/V/oferus Totyll 
RioWus pynder 



Elect/ sunt Minstrell/ & lurati &c 



20 



1479-80 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2 A/ 1/1 

f 27v* (30 September— 30 September) (Session held 2 December) 

C Eisdem die & Anno Ordinatww & prou'isum per Aldermanum &C confra/res 
suos & zozam comunhatem ville quod ob honorem dei & reformac/o«em 
fidei. ludus Corporis christi instanti Anno sit publice ludendwi in omnibus 
sicut in Anno vhimo elapso &c 



f 29' 



25 



30 



Ministrall/ 
C Henricus Haynes Ministrall/^ admiss/tf pro Anno instant/' per 
p\egium Robmi Nevour 

C Ricardus Pyndell consiwilit^r admiss//^ pro eodem Anno per 
plegium Kicardi Navour 

C Will^/mz/s Iohnson similiter adm'issus pro Anno predicto per 
plegium Wilh'/wi Tygh 



luiati 



35 



40 



320 



STAMFORD 1481-7 



1481-2 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 33* (30 September-30 September) (Session held 14 April) 

Constitucw C Eisdmi die & Anno Ordinat//m est per Alderman urn Comburgensrc 

&c omnes communes In commum Aula congregate ex eorum commum 
assensu & assensu quod Amodo imperpetuum Annuati/w ludus Corporis 
Christi per gardianos artiuw & societal eorum ludat//r prout alias &c 
videlicet vj pagent« in festo Corporis Chmri proximo future & residu/ 
v pagentes in festo Corporis Chmri Anno extunc sequent/ sic continuando 
huiusmod'i pagentes in festo pmdicto p^r Artes prius assignat^ sub pena 
cmuslibez Avtis ad hoc assignat^ in contrariu/?/ facient/V seu sic fac^re 
recusant/V quadraginta solidor//w ad comwodum communis Aule 
conumendor//w & leuandor//w 



Admiss/' 
Ministralli 



1482-3 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 34v (30 September-30 September) (Session held 16 December) 



€ Henricus Hede Ministralli admissz^ est pro Anno instant/ 

p^r plegium Robmi Navour 

C Ricardus Pynder consiw/'lit^r admissz/5 est pro eodem 

Anno p^r pleg/'z/w Ricard\ ffletcher 

C wiWelmus Smyth simili modo admiss//<r p^r pleg/'///// 

lohannis knyght 



) 






hiTiiri 



25 



Ministralli 
1 1 ii//// cum 
per 
plegios eisdrm 

ilclilvr.it/' 

saluo ei secure 
relibfrandii 



1486-7 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 40v* (30 September-30 September) (Session held 4 Deconbcr) 

C Eisdmi die & Anno Henricus Hayn ministrallw* pleg/ztf 

Robmus A Navour pro scuto 

C Ricardus Pynder simili modo ministralli pleg/7 [oh/znnes 

Stede & Bernard//.* Rich man 

C chrirtoferus Totyll ministralli admiss//.v pleg/ztf [ohannes 

Gybbcs pro scuto 



(d 



luiv/// J5 



6-7/ commum assensu & assensu: /&rcommuni assensu & consensu 



sanctt marixxu 



stamford 1494-1540 321 

1494-5 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 57 (30 September— 30 September) (5 December burgess admissions) 

C \o\iannes Brandon Mynstrellztf admissz^ est pro laborattf 5 

& dabit de ffW ij s. 



f 59* (Session held 30 April) 

<..>lers (...) Memorandum At this day receyued off Raff Boweman a 

silver <...)chen co ler off Sylu^r with A skochen ordeyned for A wayte 
which was afore in the kepyng off Roberde Nevowr 
sometyme of Stamford recepta in 

C Receyued also off lohann'i Stede a coler off syluf r with > custody 
a skochen in lyke wyse &c Mdermanni 

C Receyued Also off Dauid Cicill A coler of SyWr with 
a skochen which Mr Iohn Dycon^s hadd in kepyng for 
oon of the waytes 



1538 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/1 

f 69v* 

Proceedings arising from the visitation of Longoboby deanery held before John 
Pope, the archdeacon of Lincoln's official 



10 



2D 



25 



parochia [Lancelatus Lacy pmurbauit diuinuw officiuw vna vice cum corno que volare 

pmnisit ad summum altars tempore e\evacionis corporis chr/Vn7 comparuit 30 
et fatetur luramento habet penitere per vnuw diem domimcum &c] 



1539-40 

Corporation Hall Book 1 sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 131 (30 September- 30 September) (J March burgess admissions) 

wiWelmus skelton Mynstrelh^ admissw est ad scottum & 
lottum et dabit pro fine per plegium Robmi Crosby & 
will^/mi clerke iiij s. 



2')/ que: for quern 



322 



STAMFORD 1554-81 

1554-5 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 161 v (30 September— 30 September) (20 November burgess admissions) 

Ioh^wnes Morrice Mynstrell«5 admissz^ est ad scouum 
et \ottum et dabit pro fme per plegium lohannes Moore 
& Ioruzwnes Creche 



111) s. 



SolvencL? in fine 
nawlis domim 



1570-1 , 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 199v (30 September- 30 September) (9 December burgess admissions) 

Robertus Benyson minstrell#.f pro consiw/'li ij s. 



An ordre for 
Alehouse 
haunter/, and 
ydle persons 
which leaue 
their work« & 
seke pastimes 



1575-6 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2AJ 1/1 

f 2 1 2 (30 September— 30 September) (Session held 9 February) 



20 



It is this daie ordered, and agreed vnto, aswell for the restraint of vnproffitable 
hauntinge of alehowses, and eschewinge of loytringe ydlenes, as for the 
good attendance and applienge of laboures and woorks, That eu^ry poore 
handicrafts man, labourer, iourneyman, and servaunt vsynge alehouses or 
Tiplinge houses and leavinge theire works on the weake daye, or vsinge to goe 25 
ydelly or loyteringe abroade to any pastime game or plaies on the weake daies 
leavinge theire woorke, or on such daies doe vse or kepe them selues any 
kynde of playe or pastyme (shootinge only excepted) That then eu^ry the saide 
parties so offendinge and havinge no sufficient excuse to be allowed by Master 
Alderman shalbe vpon his takinge committed to warde. And besids paye for w 
eu^ry time he shall so offende against this constituc/on the somme of vj d./. 



1580-1 

Inventory of John Mackreth, Musician la: INV 65/178 (B) 

single sheet (hi the hall) 

Itrm one harpe, one bayse vyol, & A trible vyole, & 
an old bayse vyol 






\l s. 



io 



I i pro consimili: that is, for admission to scot and lot 



stamford 1586-94 323 

1586-7 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2AJ 1/1 

f 23 lv* (30 September- 30 September) (29 April apprenticeship registrations) 

eisdem die & a/2«o ventf WiHelmus Willoughby & cognovit se fore Apprenticium 5 
Thome Willoughby Musitian pro term'mo vij annor um vt p^r Indent wrara 
geren^ra d&tam 30 die octobrw a««o 28° Keginc apparet 



1588-9 io 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 235v (30 September-30 September) (2 November burgess admissions) 

Thomas Willoughbie musicus Admittitur Ad Scottum 

& Lottww & Dat pro fine vs. 15 



1589-90 

Corporation Hall Book 1 sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 238v (30 September-30 September) (11 October apprenticeship registrations) 20 

Ad hanc Aulam ven/V Robmus Pownder & cognovit se fore Appvenucium 
Thome willoughbO musicio pro vi] tem Annis A tertio die novembra Anno 
xxx[j] mo vsque Cinem diet; Termini vt per Indenzuram gcrentem datam die 
& Anno supradictw plenius paret 25 



1593-4 

Corporation Hall Book j sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 253 (30 September-30 September) (26 July apprenticeship registrations) 30 

Ad hanc Aulam Henricus Bolton venit et Cognovit se fore apprentic/am 
Thome willoughbie music/on pro decern Annos a festo Annunciac/oms beate 
marie vhimo pretemo vt per Indenmram geremem ddxam xx° die maij Anno 
xxxvj to EYizabethe R^gine plenius Apparett 35 

Ad hanc Aulam lohannes waters ven/> et Cognovit se fore Apprentic/wm 
Thome willoughbie music/on pro Septem Annos a festo Sancti Mich^is 



7/ 30 die . . . Regine: 30 October 1586 

23/ musicio: for musici 

23-4/ tertio die ... xxx[i| m ": that is, 3 November 30 Elizabeth i, 1588 

33, 37/ Annos: for Annis 

34-5/ xx» ... R<-£ine: 20 May 1594 



324 stamford 1593-1628 



vhimo preterizo vt per IndentuMw gerentwz datam xvj to die Augusti Anno 
xxxvj to Elizabethe Regine plenius Apparet 



1602-3 s 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 273v (30 September- 30 September) (1 7 May burgess admissions) 

ffranciscus Benyson musicus similiter admissus et 

nihil dat pro fiW quia natus fuit in villa nihil to 

1624-5 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 342v (30 September-30 September) (5 April burgess admissions) 

Ad hanc Aulam Henricus Pearse Musition 
adm'iuitur ad Scotww et lotum et dat pro fine 
quia seruiebat apprenuciam nihil 

1625-6 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 344v (30 September-30 September) (1 December burgess admissions) 

Ad hanc Aulam ffraunciscztf Coyney A music/on 
admitt/Y«r ad Scotum et Lottum et dat pro fine 
imediatf Iohrfmii Clark Camerar/V? x s. 



1627-8 30 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 348v* (30 September-30 September) (Session held 4 October) 

At this haule it is aggreed by master Alderman togeather \\/th the most voyces 
of the Comburgeses & Capital! Burgeses or commone counsel) assembeled 
vppon the request of the Right honorable Henrye Lord Graye expressed by 
his letter nowe reade in the open haule that the sayed 1 ord ( irayes searuantes 
vizi Edmunde Troupe, Williaw Knewstubbes Nathan Ash, Thomas troupe 
Williaw Smyth, Henry Beuisse togeather w/th 1 lenry Pearce in all to the 
number of seauew persons shall be admitted and are from henceforth alowed 40 



tvj 10 ... Regine: probably 16 August 35 2/ xxxvj 10 : for xxxv 10 (?) 

Elizabeth i, 1593 91 similiter admissus: that is, to scot and lot 



Stamford 1627-30 325 

to be & serue in the place of the toune waightes of Stamford. And shall haue 
att theire first enterance theire Cotes & the toune badge att the charge of 
the sayed toune And shall from time to time doe such searuice for the sayed 
toune as waightes in other tounes are accustomed to doe and shall begine 
theire searuice yearely att the Aldermans feast. 5 



1628-9 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A7 1/1 

f 352 (30 September-30 September) (9 October burgess admissions) 

Ad hanc aukm Edmund Troupe Willia/w Knewstubbes 
Thorns Troupe et Nathan Ashe Musissians zdrmttuntur 
ad scottum et \ottum et dant pro Sme quia sunt musicos 
villf predicts 



nil 15 



Stamford 
Burg«j' in 
Comitate 
L'mcolnie 



1629-30 

Recognizance of Nathan Ash as Alehouse Keeper 

la: Stamford Quarter Sessions Book, 1629-30 
item 29 (23 January) 



20 



memoranda/// quod vicessimo tertio die Ianuarij Anno Regni domim nostri 
Caroli dei grac/Vz Anglie Scotie ffranc/V et Hibernie Regis fidei defencora &C 
quinto Coram Edmundo Corker Alderman*? et Thorns Watson generoso 
lusuciarijs died domim Regis ad pacem in Burgo predicto conseruand^w 25 
assignat/V Robert Glouer de Stamford predicta Tallowchaundler et Thorns 
Troupe de eadm? Weauer manucep^ruwt pro Nathan Ash de eadem mussissiow 
videlicet vterq//^ manucaptorww predictorum sub pena quinqz^ Wbrarum et 
predictus Nathan Ash assumpsit pro seipso sub pena decera Wbrarum legalis 
monete Anglie Quas concesserunt dicw domino Reg/ heredibus et successor/^ 30 
snis de bonis et Catall/V terris et tenement/5 suis Ciendas et leuandas sub 
Condicione sequent/7 

The condicion of this Recognizance is such that whereas the aboue bounden 
Nathan Ash is admitted & allowed by the sayed Iustices to keepe a Commone 35 
alehouse or victulinge house vntill the fower & twenteth day of Aprill next 
enshuinge the date hereof and noe longer in the house wherein he nowe 
dwelleth in Stamford afforesayed & not elsewhere I therefore the sayed 
Nathan Ash shall not dueringe the time afforesayed permitte or suffer or haue 



14/ musicos: yornniski 

22/ memorandww: in display script 

23/ ddencoris: for defensoris 



34/ The condicion: in display script 

38/ I therefore: in display script 



326 



STAMFORD 1629-33 



10 



any playe att dyce Cardes tables quoyt^ loggetrc bowles or any other vnlawfuU 
gaime or gaimes in his house or backsyde Nor shall suffer to be or remayne 
in his house any p^rsone or persons not beinge his ordinarye houshoulde 
searuante vpon any Saboth daye or holy daye dueringe the time of deuine 
searuice or searmone Nor shall suffer any p^rsone or persons to lodge or 
staye in his house aboue one daye or one night but such whose true name or 
surname he shall deliuer to one of the Cunstables or in theire absence to some 
other of the officers in the same parish the nexte daye followinge vnlesse theye 
be such p^rsone or persons as he very well knoweth and will answare for his 
or theire forthcomminge Nor suffer any p^rsone or persons to remayne in 
his house tippelinge or drinckinge contrarye to lawe nor yet to be there 
tippelinge or drinckinge after nyne of the Clocke in the night time Nor buy 
or take to pawew any stollen goodes. Nor willingly harboure in his saved 
house harnes stables or other wheir any Rogues vagaboundes sundrye beggers 
masterlesse mew or other notoriouse offenders whatsoeuer Nor suffer any is 
pifrsone or persons to vtter any beare ale or other victuall by deputaciow or by 
cullor of his licence. And allsoe if he shall keepe the true assyse & measure 
in his pottrc bread or otherwise in his vtteringe of his beare ale and bread 
and the same beare & ale to sell by sealed measures and accordinge to the 
assyse and not otherwise and shall not vtter any stronge beare &C stronge ale 20 
aboue the pennye the quarte and smaule beare <.) ale abo(..} the halfe pennye 
the quarte and soe after the same rates. And allsoe if he shall not vtter nor 
willingly suffer to be offered druncke taken or tippeled any Tobacco in his 
house or other place therevnto belonginge That then this pr^sente Recognizance 
to be voyde & of none effecte or else to remayne in force/ 25 

(signed) Edmund Corker aldermaw 
Thomas Watson 



1632-3 

Corporation Hall Book 1 sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 369* (30 September-30 September) (Session held 4 March) 



Ml 



An order thai 
both the first 
& seconde 
companye shal 
provide theire 
gownes and 
attende with 
mastei 

Alderman at 
tin kingw 
comminge 



Att this haule it is aggreed by the Aldermaw Comburgesses & capitall Burgesses 
assembled that whoesoeuer is or shall be hereafter chosen in to the place or 
companye of a Comburgesse for the entertaynemente of the Kinges ma/V.aie 
for the worshippe of the towne & place he houldeth shall p/rsentely before 
the Kingw msaestlcs comminge make or v.iuse to be made one gowne of 
Sadde murrie cloth furred w/th fine Odowt« sutable to the Gownes of the 
Aldermaw & other of the Comburgesses to be worne vpon restifall dayes 
& att other times to be appoynted by the Aldermaw for the time beinge on »<> 



me letten too faded a read 



STAMFORD 1632-7 



327 



paine of Tenne poundes of Currante English monye and imprissonmente 
vntill the same shall be payed to the Alderman for the time beinge to the 
vse of the sayed towne of Stamford and the partye soe offendinge to be 
displaced from that companye & disfraunchesed of all libertyes belonginge 
to the sayed Corporation and another to be putt in to his roome whoe 
shall more regard the worshippe of the sayde towne 

And it is further aggreed that whoesoeuer A is or shall be hereafter chosen 
to be one of the Capital Burgesses or conzmone counsell of the sayde towne 
for the entertaynemente of the kings ma/stie the worshippe of the towne 
& place he houldeth shall likewise presently before the kings cowminge 
make or cause to be made one gowne of sadd cullered cloth or stuffe on 
paine of ffiue poundes of Currante English monye and imprissonmente 
vntill the same shall be payed to the Alderman for the time beinge to the 
vse of the Towne & the partye soe offendinge to be displaced from that 
Companye & disfraunchesed from all libertyes and priueledges belonginge 
to the sayed Corporation and an other putt in his roome whoe will more 
regard the worshippe of the sayed Towne and that all & euery of both the 
sayed Companyes (if theye be well in bodye & limbes) shall attende w/'th 
the Alderman vpon his mazstie vpon horsebacke or otherwise on foote 
as occasion shall requier dueinge all the time that his ma/'stie shall be 
w/'thin the libertyes of Stamford vpon the seuerall penaltyes & punishments 
afforesayed./ 



A Constituciow 
for the Towne 
musicke to 
waite vppon 
the Kinge and 
prouisiow made 
for the better 
maintayninge 
of Saim 
Maryes Belles 



f 37 1 * (Session held 9 May) 

Att this halle it is aggreed that Thomas Troupe Nathan Ashe, Henry Pearce, 
William Knewstubbes, & Iohn Palmer shall all of them be bounde in one 
obligation of the penaltye of ffiue Markes for the safe deliuerye of the Towne 
scutchions vpon demaunde and that all & euery of the sayed partyes shall 
attende as the Towne waightes att the Bridge or att the Towne halle w/th 
theire winde Instruments att the Kinges Comminge to the George and soe 
likewise att his goinge through the towne 



25 



30 



1636-7 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/ 1/1 

f 384* (30 September— 30 September) (25 February burgess admissions) 

Ad hanc Aulaw A ordinatww est quod W\\\elmus Mewese 

Music/on nup^r Apprenucius cum Thoma Willoughby nup^r 40 

de Stamford predicta Music/on defuncts adm'ittatur ad 



328 



Will/dm Mewes 
& his ( Company 
Chosen to be 
the Townes 
Wates 



111 



STAMFORD 1636-42 / SUTTERTON 1518-19 

Scottum et Louum pro nihilo sub condic/owe quod si 
ponit duos sufficient homines obligari secuw in Summam 
quadraginttf Vibrarum pro security ville predicte ab onere 
suo Et predicti WilWmus Mewes Simon ffisher et Nathan 
Ashe sup^r xxviij uw diem ffebruarij Anno suprad/rto oblige/ 
Aldermano et Burgensibus ville sive Burgi de Stamford 
predicta secundum ordinew predictum Ideo idmktitur &c 

1639-40 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 400 (30 September-30 September) (Session held 26 October) 



At this hall Will/rfm Mewes Music/on w/'th other younge men of his 
company are chosen to be the Townes Wakes, and they are to haue the 
vse of the scutcheons The said William Mewes puttinge in sufficient securitie 
to the Towne for the safe Custody and redeliu^ry of them when they shalbe 
thereunto called 



hi\ 



hi 



1641-2 

Corporation Hall Book i sth: Hall Book 2A/1/1 

f 410 (30 September-30 September) (Session held 2 December) 

At this hall it is ordered & agreed that those three Scutcheons ol the Townes 
and two more to be made to them, shall be delium;d into the Custody o\ 
Will/Van Mewes Music/on to be worne by him and the rest ol his Company 
as the Townes Music/ons, he the said Willwm Mewes giveinge securitie for 
the safe 're^deliu^ry of them at his or any of their departures from the 
place of the Townes Music/ons 



20 



,ii 



SUTTERTON 

1518-19 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: MS. Rawlinson D 786 

f 96v (4 April 1 518-24 April 1 5 / 9) (Expenses) 



Item for ye plaars rewarde of qwatlod 



ix d. 



1/ si: redundant 

vs qwatlod: Whapbde 



SUTTERTON 1520-4 329 

1520-1 

St Mary s Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f 104 (8 April- 31 March) (Expenses) 



\teva payd for makyng^ of ye [blara] A [plar«] 

plaares candelles v j d. 



1521-2 

St Mary s Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f 106v* (31 March 1521-20 April 1522) (Parcels for the church work) 



5 



10 



Itmi paid by the handw off Sir Iohn fifor makyng the 

towne wax erga festura assumpcionis beatc marie v d. 

Itmi paid the same tyme ffor makyng the plaars candelW vj d. 15 

Itrm paid the same tyme by ye handw off Sir Iohn to 

Iohn Alyne ffor ledyrcg &C ffeystynge ye same cawdelW j d. 



1522-3 20 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 
f 1 lOv (20 April- 5 April) (Parcels for the church work) 

Itmi paid by the handw off Sir Iohn ffor makyng the 

towne lyght & the plaer Candellw xij d. 25 



1523-4 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f 112* (5 April- 27 March) (Receipts) 30 

Itmi Received by the hand« off S/> Iohn off themes 

Hutton Robm Hutton /Ric/?Wqwyttynggam Will/am 

Hobsow & Will/am Beyll with other dyuerc off the towne 

ffor i«creme«tt« ffor the play playd on the day off the 35 

assvwpc/'on off out ladey ix s - v j d. 



f 1 14 (Parcels for the church work) 
mi d. Itmi paid by the hand« off the sayd Will/am Brandon 



40 



330 sutterton 1523-6 



ffor makyne commone lyghtw Anensse the fFest off the 

assuwpc/on off our Ladey iiij d. 



fll4v 5 

Itmi paid by the hand« off S/> Iohn ffor makyne the 

coramone lyght viij d. 

1524-5 io 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 
f 1 16 (27 March 1524-16 April 1525) (Parcels for the church work) 

It^m payd to the players of Swynshede for a Rewarde iij s. iiij d. 

Item [s] payde for Brede and [drykk] drynke at the i=> 

same tyme vij d. 

Item payd to the Playrers of Donygton for a Reward xij d. 



20 



f 116v* 

Item for makyng the wax Agayntf owr Lad« day [iiij]v d. 



25 



1525-6 

St Mary s Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f 1 2 2 v (16 April- 1 April) (Receipts) 

Item Resauyd of Gaterynge to the plays or fframton 30 

and kyrton iij s. vj d. ob. 



f 123* (Parcels for the church work) 

hem payd to the players of fframton and kyrkton vj S. viij d. 

Itnn payd for ij li. wax to owr ladys lyght xiij d. 

2.V [iiij ] v- : v corrected over [iiij] 



J5 



sutterton 1530-1601 331 

1530-1 

St Mary s Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f 131 (17 April- 9 April) (Payments) 

Item payd to the playres of Whapplett When they 5 

Rode ther play vij d. 

Itmi paid by ye hand« of Sir Iohn for vj li. wax agayntf 

owr lady day iij s. 

Itmi payd by the handes off Syr Iohn Eschedayll for 

makyng of [Itmi payd by (. . .)] wax agayntf owr lady day io 

the assumpcyon xiii d. 



1531-2 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 15 

f 132 (9 April- 31 March) (January receipts) 

Item. Resauyd of the counte of the players ij s. x d. ob. 

f 133v* (Expenses) 20 

Itmi for maykyng of xj li. wax agayn^ owr laydys day viij d. 

Itmi for maykyng of x. li. wax of owr laydys v d. 

Itmi for gyltynge of the same j d. 

25 

1536-7 

St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts Bodl.: ms. Rawlinson D 786 

f I4lv* (16 April- 1 April) (Charges for the parish church) 

30 
Itmi for vij li. wax & on half agynrt owr ladw day v s. 



1600-1 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/9 >5 

f 44v* (3 June) 

Proceedings arising from the visitation of North Holland deanery by Thomas Randes, 
the archdeacon of Lincoln's ojficial, held in the church at Donington in Holland 

40 
10/ (...): 24mm of cancellation illegible 



332 SUTTERTON 1600- 1 / TATTERSHALL 1495-9 

Thomas Harvie 
dimittituntut william wayte 

for abuseng thear neighbours in making rymes vppon them 21 Marcij 1600 
citati comparuerunt et sese submiserwwt vnde dominus \psos cum monic/otfe 
[ipK)s] dimisit 5 

SWINESHEAD 

1534 

Will of Richard Lambeson, Notary la: LCC WILLS 1532-34 10 

f 322v (1 1 April; proved 8 June) 

...Also I will that Anthony my sun shall haue one materes one coiurlyd one 
pare of lynyn schet« one bolster my best gaberdyne my beste clarycordrc and 
one cowe... 15 

TATTERSHALL 

1495-6 

Receivers Accounts cks: U1475/Q16/2 20 

sheet 5 (Choristers' expenses) 

Et solutos Robm<? lounde pro notacione Canttus current/V 
iiij. parttum vocat/' the Cry of Caleys xj d. & altmus 
Cantus vulgarity nuwcupat/ fflos t\otum x d. per parcel Inn 
inde factum xxj d. 



1498-9 

Precentor's Accounts cks: U1475/Q19/4 w 

sheet 1 

Et Roberto lounde pro notacione iiij. ij. d. Scrowes de 

audimus vocem Gaude de vj d. .vij. partlhus compilatd 

per magister Bawldwyn autem v d. Domine celi & wrxe 35 

de v parxibusl emendacione iiij s defectuum libri vocati 

legend// sanctorum in omnibus locw diutino vsu obfuscati 

e\dem pro consimili iij s. emendaciowc scripture lengendc 

temporals a principio vsque line;;// notacione autem vj d. 

ob. Salue regina de \ij fol//>7 vztsuum prophetic ob. / 

,H>/ defectuum: 5 minims 111 ws 
Wl lengendf: for legende 



TATTERSHALL 1498-1503 333 

iij lectia r ij d. 1 de tenebnV/ leudau ij d. parm de iiij. 

partibusl triplic/ ij d. cantus vocati maydens of london/ 

basso & tenon r j d. 1 cantus vocati Seculorum Ricardi 

Davy/ contratenor/ j d. ob. eiusdwz cantus cum alijs/ xij. 

pareWis p^rgameni ij s. iiij d. & Roberto lounde iiij s. 5 

pro notzcione .vj. quaxernorum cum diuersis cantibus inter se xv s. viij d. ob. 

1500-1 

Impositor's, Precentor's, and Steward's Accounts cks: U1475/Q19/6 

sheet 3v (Rewards) 10 

Et in den/zrijs per manus Computantis regardatw hom'mibus 

ludentibus r xiiij d. 1 d'mersa int^rludia & philippo ij d. 

laborar/0 deferent/ transmissiuaw vsque wragby hoc anno xvj d. 



1501-2 

Impositor's, Precentor's, and Steward's Accounts cks: U1475/Q19/7 

sheet lv (Rewards) 



20 



Et in regards data lusoribztf mimis vrsurijs & aliis extraneis 
supemenientibus hoc anno per parceWam sic ostensantibus 
& aparanti bus iij s. vj d. 



25 



1502-3 

Impositor's, Precentor's, and Stewards' Accounts cks: U1475/Q19/8 

sheet lv* 

...Solute Roberto lounde lohann'i pykering & Thome Asshwell pro coxum 30 
communis cXietantibus extra. Collegium vt inferius xx li. vj s. viij d — 



sheet 2 

Et in communis den^rrijs solum Iohanni Pykering v s. x d. 

uno altm sex Clericorum &£ Thome v. s. Asshwell Clmco 

conducticio pro eorum communis tempore infirmitatis sue 

hoc anno ad vices x s. x d. 



1/ lectia: for lectionum 37/ uno: for uni 

5/ parcWiy. for parcellis 



35 



40 



334 TATTERSHALL 1585/6-1604 / THURLBY 1521/2 

1585/6 

Inventory of John Atkin, Musician la: INV 73/49 

single sheet (19 March) 

hem his harpe iij s. iiij d. 5 



1604 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/18 

p 62 (18 August) 10 

Proceedings arising from the visitation of Horncastle, Hill, and Gartree deaneries 
held in the parish church of Horncastle by the commissaries 

+ Maria vxor Anthonij Elsmaw vppon a comon fame and veheiwwt suspic/on of 15 
4 s. 6 d. adultrie wzth one Gryffen an actowr in Interlude and also she to [is a] A be 
a 1 com won scold &C a great disturber of her neighbours/ °5° octobr/V 1604. 
citata now comparuit. suspensa" °9. Novembris 1604 comparuit dicta. Maria et 
iurata &c absoluitar &c et habet solute feodum apparitoris &c° 

20 

THORPE ST PETER 

1546-7 

St Peters Churchwardens' Accounts la: THORPE ST PETER PAR/7/1 25 

p 7* (20 May -20 May) 

hem payd to ye players off cawdylmesse day viij d. 

Memorandum payd in ye same yere aft^r we had w 

accowwtyd att cawdylmes to ye players whytche played 

her off ye sonday next after Saint mathyes day vj d. 



THURLBY 
1521/2 

Will of John Sawer la: LCC WILLS 1520-25 

f 50v* (14 January) 

40 

...hem I gyffe my cxtes to ye thylde of o//r lady whyche the mynstrillw 
33/ ye sonday ... day: 27 February 1546 ' thylde: /fcrtheyeldei 



THURLBY 1521/2 / TOYNTON (NEXT HORNCASTLE) 1637 335 

kepe in lincoln... 

TIMBERLAND 

5 

1638 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/21 

f 23* 

Proceedings arising from the visitation ofWraggoe deanery by Morgan Wynnterly 10 
and others 

Bardney ^/Wlelmus Boulton presentatus apud Timberland for fidling in the time of 
A. divine seruice & sermon./ °27. ociobris 1638 comparuit & submisit vnde 

\\abet ad agnoscendum & cenificandum in 2° °18 Maij 1639. Citatus 15 

preconizato non comparuit excommunicato. 1° 

A. RadWphus Colledge presentatus for the like/ °27. octobrls 1638 chatus 
preconizato non Comparuit excommunicato/. 
& vide decanatum de Horncastle/ 20 



TOYNTON ALL SAINTS 



25 



1612 

Inventory of Charles Cooke, Gentleman la: INV 112A/131 

mb 1* (8 April) (In the parlour) 

Item one chest of viols with the bookes one bandore 

one ffrench cittron on english cittrow with a double 30 

payer of virgenals x li. 



35 



TOYNTON (NEXT HORNCASTLE) 

1637 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/20 

f 157v* (5 October) 

Proceedings arising from a session held for the deaneries of Horncastle, Hill, and 40 
Gartree in the parish church at Horncastle before Morgan Wynne, cleric, archdeacon 
of Lincoln, in the presence of Philip Pregion, notary public and registrar 



336 TOYNTON (NEXT HORNCASTLE) 1637 / TYDD ST MARY 1616 

Willf/mus Maddyson lunior 

Ioh^wnes Waterman 

gard/Vw/ for omitting to present a company of disordered persons distemperd 

w/th drincke vpon the sunday so that they cutt off one anothers beards and 

besmeared & dawbed there faces & cloathes with soote dirt &£ such like matter 

that they scare seemed like men & some of theire freinds scarce knew them. 

vide Yibrum officialem expeditur/ 

TOYNTON ST PETER 

1615 

Will of Ralph Knyght, Musician la: LCC WI LLS 1 6 1 5 

f 89* (17 June) 

...All the rest of my goods vngiuen and not bequeathed I giue to my Sister 
Anne whome I make the executrix of this my will who shall see my body 
honestly buryed and my Debts payd And giue vnto my man Dixon the 
worse trible violinge of two. . . 



20 



Inventory of Ralph Knyght, Musician la: INV 1 17/394 
single sheet* (2 October) 

In primes his purse gerdell and his Aperell and 25 

his Instruments x s. 



jo 



TYDD ST MARY 

1616 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 16 
f llv* (1 October) 

Proceedings arising from the visitation of South Holland deanery held in the n 
parish church at Boston, before Christopher Wyvell, un, the archdeacon of 
Lincoln's official, and Thomas Robinson, cleric, ma, his surrogate judge 

Anthonie Thompson for misbehavinge himselfe vppon the saboth daye as 
name-lie in pipinge./ 30 mo octobrw 1616 quesitus ike vijs t\v 13 Novembru 
1616 citatus &£ suspensus. 

6/ scare: for scarce 



hi 



TYDD ST MARY 1616 / WAINFLEET ST MARY 1616 337 

The said Anthonie for not livinge with his wife./ 27 Novem^ra 1616 c'natus 
&c suspensus. 



WADDINGHAM 

1566 

Inventory of Heathenish Church Goods la: Diocesan FUR 2 

f 108* (11 April) (Goods held since the death of Queen Mary) 

Examination held at Lincoln before Martin Hollingworth, commissioner 

\x.em all the banner clothes and crosse clothes were cutt in peces by S/r 
Roberte Towne out p^rsoune and he made [pal] playinge cotes for childerne 
of them 15 

f 108v* 

Item one sacringe bell which honge at a maypole toppe and what is become 
thereof we knowe °nott° 20 



10 



WADDINGTON 

1639 

St Michael's Vestry Book la: WADDINGTON PAR/ 1 0/ 1 

f llAv* 

Item to ye muzicke iiij d. 

(...)he muzicke iiij d. 



25 



30 



WAINFLEET ST MARY 

1616 35 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/17 
f 20/25* 

Dimittitur ■ 

Stephen Gregge for mainteininge a cockfight in the churchyard. [<.)] 4 lunij 40 

31/ <. . .)he: 20mm of text missing due to tear 



338 WAINFLEET ST MARY 1616 / WESTBOROUGH 1609 

1616. quesitus &C vijs &c 18 uo Iunij 1616 citatus &c comparuix Lawrence 
et allegav/'t se esse nuncium &c & obiecto articulo fatetz/r & dimittitur. 

Dimittitur 

Richardus Smithe similiter . 4: Iun//' 16 16. ckatus &c comparuix. [&C obiecto 5 
articulo fatetur] Thomas Byte &C allegav/'t se esse nu/zciuw &c & obiecto 
a.rticulo fatetz/r & cwm moriicione dimittitur. 

(...) 

(...)e similiter 4 . Iun// 1616. ckatus &c comp^rait & obiecto zrticulo negat io 

&c riaber ad (...) proximam monicionem postea fatetz/r & cuw monic/'owe 

dimittitur. 

(...) 

(...) Iun// 1616. comparuit Shepherd A & allegav/'t se esse rwxncmm &c & 15 

obiecto ar/zVz/lo fatet//r (...) 

WELTON LE WOLD 

1566 20 

Inventory of Heathenish Church Goods la: Diocesan FUR 2 
f 148* (26 April) (Goods held since the death of Queen Mary) 

kern ij albes wherof one was sold to tiiij plaiers the other likewyse 

made a coveringe for the cowwunion table :*> 

Itfm iiij vestments sold to the same men since christmas last/ 






WESTBOROUGH 

1609 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/ 12 

p 465* 

suspensus 

\ohannes Elliott lor playinge on his bagpipe at Westburghe .ill eveninge 
prayer time on Sunday the ix 1 * 1 of Iulij 1609. 28 Iulij 1609. citatus nun 
comparuit &c [excommunicatus] suspensus 



50mm missing 14, 15/ (...): 70mm missing 

10/<...)e: 40mm missing 16/ (...): entire line missing 

11/ (...): 40mm missing 24/ tiiij: /feriiij 



WHAPLODE 1514-1637 / WIGTO FT 1512-19 339 

WHAPLODE 

1514 

Will of John Randall la: LCC WILLS 1520-25 

f 31v* (31 March) 5 

...hem lumini de le dauncers xij d 



1637 ,o 

Archdeaconry of Lincoln Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vij/20 
f239 (1 July) 

Proceedings arising from the visitation of South Holland deanery held in the 
parish church at Bourne before John Farmery, lld, vicar general, in the presence 15 
of Philip Pregion, notary public, and Mr Titloe, vicar of Bourne 

dimittitur 

lohannes Holmes for fighting cockes vpon ye sabboath day in ye time of 
diuine seruice. °27 octobris 1637 comparuit Apparitor &C fassus est habet ad 20 
agnoscend&w & certificandum in 2. exhibitum est certificarium & (blank/ 

dimittitur 

lohannes Higgens for ye like. °27 octobris 1637 comparuh Apparitor fatetur habet 
ad agnoscendz/ra & cenifcandum in 2. non certifcavit vnde excommunicato 25 
28 Martij 1639 comparuit & facta, fide absoluitur &c dimittitur 

WIGTOFT 

1512 30 

ac Sts Peter and Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts 

R: 'Extracts from the Churchwardens Accompts of WigtofV 
p 205* 

Item payd for to kyng gyrdyl 2 35 



1519 
AC Sts Peter and Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts 

F: 'Extracts from the Churchwardens Accompts of WigtofV 40 

p 207* 

Item Resavyd for maye 8 



340 wigtoft 1525-32 / WRAGBY 1585 

1525 
ac Sts Peter and Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts 

P.: 'Extracts from the Churchwardens Accompts of Wigtoft' 
p 216* 

\ieva payd to Thomas Dekonson, for what spent at 

swynneshed baume 3 4 



1532 io 

ac Sts Peter and Paul's Churchwardens' Accounts 

P.: 'Extracts from the Churchwardens Accompts of Wigtoft ' 
p 222 

Itmi. to katyn deconson, for drynke and bredd at ye 15 

creyeng of Spauldyng Baunne, 9 

Itfm. payd to ye seid katyn, for drynke, 1 



Itmi. payd for the cryeng of Spauldyng Bayn, 6 8 



20 



WITHAM ON THE HILL 

1550-1 

St Andrew's Churchwardens' Accounts 25 

la: WITHAM ON THE HILL PAR/7/1 
f lv* (25 December- 25 December) 



hem payd to the players in the Church iij s. iiij d. 



$0 



WRAGBY 

1585 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/16 

f 60v 

dimittitui 

Thomas Toniton saltauit in eccl«ia°xj° die septembris 1585 ap«d [incolniam 
citat//.f comp^;7//'t et negat habei ad purgandwra se iiij- 1 manu die Sabbati w 
proximo postea submisit se vndc aim monic/owe 



40/ manu: 5 minimi jot nu 



Religious Houses 



BARDNEY ABBEY 

1246 

Bardney Abbey Chartulary bl: Cotton Vespasian E.xx 

ff30v-lv* (23 April) 5 

Composicio de Iurisdicn'o#e Archidiaconali & procuracione eiusdew de 
Capella omnium sanctorum de Bartonfwsi. 

Omnibztf sancte matris eccl^ie filijs inspecturw & auditura presentes litteras 10 
innotescat. Quod cum mota esset questio auctoritate apostoYica coram decano I 
ecdesie sarum smsque collegis. Int^r dominum Thomam archidiaconum 
Vmcolniensis ex una parte, et abbatem & Conuentum de \}ardeneia ex 
altera, sup^r totali Iurisdictione archidiaconali In parochia de ftardeneia 
exercenda. & sup^r visitacione ecclwie parochialis de Bardeneia. & 15 

procuracione vaciont visitacionis sibi debita. Et coram priore de strugullia 
domim pape coramissario sup^r pwcuracione annua eccl^ie omnium 
sanctorum de Hartonensi. quam dicebat esse parochialem. Similiter racione 
visitacionis sibi debita. Quam scilicet dicti abbas & Conuentztf In proprios 
usus possident. Et sup^r quibz^dam iniurijs & alijs personal'ibus acuombus. 20 
quas ponderata racione Centum libras estimabat: Tandem, amicabili reali & 
In etmium valitura composicione.' dicta questio utraqz/e in forma subscripta 
conquieuit. Videlicf/ 1 quod dictus Arch'idiaconus & sui successores omnes 
qui pro tempore fuerint. Habebunt uisitacionem Ecclwie parochial/V de 
Bardeneia. Quatentt* est ecclma parochialis. & procuracionew annuam 25 
racione visitacionis eiusdem. Et sim/1/ftr habebunt plene. integre. & sine 
aliqwa diminucione Iurisdictionem omnimodam In dicta parochia de 
Bardeneia. Nisi in subscriptis casib«^ tantum.' a dicto arcm'diacono pred/'cfo 
Abbati & successoribztf suis concessis & expresse exceptis. Videlicrt quod 
dictus Abbrfs & sui successores retineant & habeant causas iniuriar/;;;; 30 
\Watarum. (acto ue\ uerbo inter laicos dicte parochie dieb/^ festiuis. hem 
causas de festis non obseruatis. hew de Cariagijs per dies sollempnes. he;;; 



342 BARDNEY ABBEY 1246-1434 



de arietibz^. & alijs spectaculis. hem de scothales. hem de luctatoribz/j. 
hem de Coreis. hem de excessibz^ regwlarium domus de Barden^/Vz. In dicta 
parochia de Bardeneia ab \ps\s comissis. hem de male decimantib#5. & de 
ale I atoribw* Sup^r prmiissis uero exceptis casibz^: rerinebunt & habebunt 
dictus Abb^s & sui successores plenam iurisdictionew. Ita tamexx quod si 5 
fuerit ab ipns Abbate & successorib#5 suis in hui#5modi appellatum: ad 
dominum archidiaconww & suos! fiat appellacio successores. & plenam 
sup^r appellacionibz/i habebunt archidiaconz^ predicts & sui successores 
cognicionem cum effectu. Celebrabunt awtem dictus archidiaconus &C sui 
successores capitulum in parochia de Bardeneia de eisdem p^rochianis & 10 
familia abbacie tantum. In Cappella iuxta monastmum de Bardeneia. bis 
in anno. ue\ ter. cum uiderint expedire. ue\ in alijs capellw eiusdem prfrochie. 
de causis eiusdera & dicte familie. Et exceptis hijs uicibz^. in uicinis eccl«ijs 
extra dictam p^rochiam cum uoluerint. Remisit autew dictus archidiacon//y 
pro se & suis successoribz/* In p^rpetuuw d/cris Abbtffi & Conuentui & is 

eorum successorib^j pwcuracionew petitam de dicta ecclwia owwium 
sanctorum de Bartonensi. Et de Bardenm.' denarios bean petri & synodal ia. 
&C omnes alias iniuriarum actiones & alias quascumq«^ coram dictis iudicibw^ 
motas & eciam mouendas sib'\ tempore confectionis huius scripti contra 
dictos abb^ftm & Conuentuw de Bardeneia competentes. quas estimabat 20 
mille Marcas. omnemqz^ condempnac/ow^m expensarww lactam apud 
struguWiam expresse renuntians super omnib/tf prfmissis: omnibzw impetratis 
& inpostmim impetrandis. In cuius rei testimonium p/rsenti scripto in 
modtf cirographi confecto! sigilla archidiaconi & dictorum Abbrfris & 
Conuent«j- vice Mutua sunt appensa. Acta apud frestoniensem. Nonum. :=> 
VaXendarum. Maij. Anno domirxx M°. cc°. xl°. sexto — 

1434 

Bishop William Grays Register la: Bishops Register 17 

f 202v* 

...Similiter iniuwgimus vobis vniu^rsis et singulis presentibw et futuris sub 
penis supra et infrascriptis quod omnes tarn senes qwam iuuenes indifferent^" 
iux^a eorum posse corporeuw temporibztf dcbitis contemplac/oni vacent in 
claustro omissis ludis inhonestis quos per quosdam in Monasterio nimiu/w 35 
exerceri consueuerunt 8t quod nullatinttf in antea sicut solito discurrent aut 
vagent circa insolencias contra regulares obseruancias & quod in prnnissoram 
aliquo transgredientcs acrittr puniantw secundum regulam ita quod pena 
vnius sit omnibus in exemplum... 



7/ &• suos! ... successores: fbr&L suos successores! fiai appellacio ! 
12/ ucl in alijs capellu: for ibidem uel in alijs capellis (?) 



BARDNEY ABBEY 1527—8 343 

1527-8 

Cellarers' Accounts tna: pro SC 6/HENVIII/1986 

f 1 7v* (Gifts and rewards) 

hem datum in Regard*? ip*** Cantatorib^ 5 

de tatfrshall xx d. 

hem datum in Regards Cuidam Cantatori xij d. 

hem datum in Regards lusoribztf supfrvenientib«5 10 

tempore natalis dominl [ij s. viij d. viij d. xij d. 

xij d. ij s. viij d. xij d.] ix s. 

hem datum in Regards Thome Swan mimo vj s. viij d. 

hem datum in Regards \\1s0ribus ducis suffochie v s. 15 



f 18* 

hem datum in Regards mimo seruo dominl lohannls 
husee^...) 1 

hem datum in Regards lusoribz^ de Bedford 

hem datum in Regardo vrsario dominl lohannls husee 

hem datum in Regards vrsario ducis Richmondie 

hem datum in Regards thome Swan 

hem datum in Regards vrsario ducis suffochie 

hem datum in Regards uy ™ Mimis 

hem datum in Regards iiij or Mimis Ciuitat/V eboraci 

hem datum in Regardo iiij or Mimis 



f 18v* 

40 

hem datum in Regardo Mimo dominl latem^r viij d. 





20 


viij d. 




iiij d. 




xij d. 


25 



xx d. 




xx d. 


JO 


xij d. 




xv j d. 






35 


xvj d. 





344 BARDNEY ABBEY 1527-9 



hem datum in Regards cuidam Cantatori seruo 

domim sugges iij s. iiij d. 

hem datum in Regards \j^ us Mimis viij d. 

hem datum in Regards lusoribz^ domim Regis iiij s. 5 

hem datum in Regards iijb"^ Mimis domim Cardinalis vij s. vj d. 

hem datum in Regards Cantatoribz^ in die 

sancti oswaldi xij s. 10 

hem datum in Regards thome Swan & alijs 

mimis dicto die iiij s. iiij d. 

hem datum in Regards iiij or mimis domim Regis iij s. iiij d. 

IS 

hem lohanm Sawbell mimo ij s. 



1528-9 

Cellarers' Accounts tna: pro SC 6/HENV1II/ 1986 

f 35 (29 September- J 5 April) (Gifts and Rewards) 

hem datum in Regards ... iijb*" mimis vj d. vj d. iiij d. 



25 

f 35v* 

hem datum in Regards iij^"' s mimis de norwiche viij d. ... 

hem datum in Regards vrsario domim ducu Richmonde ij s. 30 

Item datum in Regards ij '""'-*" mimis xij d. 

hem datum in Regard Gyrsby mimo viij d. & magistro bracost/ xij d. 
cuidam vrsario vj d. puero mimo iiij d. 

>5 



Item ... ij s.: part of ,1 teries of entries added in the left margin due to lack of (pace 
M)l datum il partly tauten over \so\utu»i\ 
531 &: corrected over ad 



BARDNEY ABBEY 1529 



345 



datum 
Item vrsario 
vestmorland 
viij d. 

datum 



datum 



1529 

Cellarers' Accounts tna: pro SC 6/HENVIII/1986 

f 42* (15 April— 29 September) (Payments) 

In primis so\utum 2°^ us mimis deliberatum ad proprias 
raanw ceWerarij 

Item datum in Regards cuidam gestatori iiij d. & iijbw-f 
waltes xij d. de \yncoln 



vj d. 
xvj d 



Item datum in Regards s^ruo vicarij de Barton viij d. & cuidam mimo 
domim de hastyng^ iiij d. 



datum 
dac;/w 

dat;/w 

datum 
datum 



f 42v* 

Item datum in Regards iiij or mimis 
Item datum in Regard*? ijb«* wait« 

Item datum in Regards iijb»* Mimis domim Regis 

Item datum in Regardo iijb«* wait« de yorke 
Item datum in Regardo smao domim Srope & 
[jbus mimis 



xij d. 




viij d. 




v s. 


20 


xij d. 




xij d. 





f 43* 

datum Item datum in Regard*? ijbw* Mimis 

datum Item datum in Regards diumis mimis die s^wcn' oswaldi 

datum Item datum in Regards Cantatoribw de tatersaW/ 

vij s. vj d. de lincoln ij s. & boston iij s. iiij d. 

datum Item datum in Regards iiij or mimis d<?w/'ni Regis 



25 

viij d. 
iiij s. viij d. 30 
xij s. x d. 
iij s. iiij d. 



6-8m/ Item ... viij d.: inserted in space left blank in right margin 
9/ de [yncoln: added over filler line between waito and sum 
23/ Srope: for Scrap 



5 



346 BARDNEY ABBEY 1529-31 / CROWLAND ABBEY 1536 

f 43v* 

datum Item datum in Regards ijb«^ Mimis domim Westmorland 

& smio vicecomit/V xvj d. 

datum hem datum in Regards \]^ us mimis domim Cardinal/.; iij s. iiij d. 



1531 

Cellarers' Accounts tna: pro SC 6/HENVIII/1986 

f 68 (8 June) (Corpus Christi feast expenses) 

Item datum in Regards Mimis xij s. 



CROWLAND ABBEY 

1536 

Letter to Thomas Cromwell tna: pro SP 1/101 

single sheet* (26 January) 20 

After my due commendations and thanks. Where I haue writen lately to you 
two or thre tymes of sad maters: now I haue occasion to write vnto yow of 
a cause of myrthe ordeyned to temper sadnes. Ye know the king« grace hath 
one old fole: Sexton/ as good as myght be. which bi reason of aige is not like 25 
to cowtinew. I haue espied one yong fole at Croland. whiche in myne opinion 
shalbe muche mor? pleasaunt than euer Sexton was in eu^ry poinct. and he 
is not past xv yer« old./ whiche is every day newe to the herer. And albeit I 
meself haue but smal delectation in folys (I am made of so hevy a mater) yet 
emong a greate number whiche I haue herd speke. I haue thought this same, $0 
one of the best that I haue herd and I beleue you wol so think when ye here 
him. He wolbe very mete for the cort and the king« grace shall haue muche 
pleasir by such passe t(...) shal make bothe with gentilmen and gentilwomen/ 
(...) please you to send to thabbot of croland for him and h(...} veryly. ve shal 
do the king« gracw as great pleasir (...) may be doen in any suche thing./// 35 
ffrom Spalding the xxvi day of Ianuarie. 

Yowr owne (signer/) Thomas Bedyll 



i t .. 30mm missing due to tear in sheet 34/h(...>: 35mm missing due to tear in sheet 

34/ (...): 40mm missing due to tear in sheet 'h,/,n missing due to tear in theet 



Conspi 



Anderby 



wrauby 
w rau by 



HUMBERSTON ABBEY 1440 347 

HUMBERSTON ABBEY 

1440 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/1 

f 69 (6 July) (Charges by Abbot William West) 5 

Visitation held in the abbeys chapter house by William Alnwick, bishop 
of Lincoln 

C Item dick quodWiWelmus Anderby & lohannes wrauby, monachi, 10 

sunt confederatores & confederatores adinuicew contra abbatew. 

Anderby purgauit se de co#spirac/ew^ cum ffreshney/ wrauby purgauit se 

cum Anderby 

C Item quod iste [Anderby] wrauby dixit pub//Ve postquam abbas recep<?rat 

mandatura domin'i pro v'isitacione ecce iam abbas now nabet intromitttre 15 

A se de me 

C hem dicit quod wrauby now intelligit nee addiscerf velit 

Item dicit quod wrauby proteru'iter & rebellit^r respondebat abbati [quando] 

cum ipsum corrip^ret eo quod scandebat portas quasdam ad respiciendwra 

fistulatores & ducentes choreas in cimitmo eccl^ie parochialis & est inobediens 20 

quasi in omnibz« dicens quod nunquam subiret correcc/owem abbat/V in 

aliquibz^ Fatetur vltiwam partem articul'i & iur auit de peragendo penitenciam 

A videlicet quod [peraga] petat veniaw ab abbate quod & fecit & quod 

dicat vnum nocturnw/w de psaltmo dauitico infra septimanaw proximam 

& qwoad primam partem articul'i fatetur 25 



f 69v* (Charges made by William Anderby, monk) 

hem dicit quod (...) abbas vendidit vnum corrodium lonann'i harden 30 

harpowr pro x marc/5 & valet xl s. in anno & stetit sic viij annis et dicit 
quod tempore vendic/0«/V abbas comminabat//r conventui quod nisi 
consenserint vendic/'owi huic ipse venderet quarterium frumenti pro ij s. & 
(...) de bonis domws abbas fatetur vendicionem sed contenc/owew esse 
inter ipsum & quosdam de conuentu pro consensu J5 



1 1/ confederatores & confederatores: for confederatores & conspiratores 1 ' 

30/ It«*w dicit: obscured by repair paper 



348 NUN COTHAM PRIORY 1531 

NUN COTHAM PRIORY 

1531 

Bishop John Longland's Register la: Bishops Register 26 

ff 218-19* (30 April) 

Iohn Longlond by the sufferaunce of god bushope of Lincoln to our 
welbeloued susters in christe the prioresse and covent of nuwcotton of our 
dioces of Lincoln sendeth greting grace and our blessing. And forasmoche 
as in our ordynary visitac/on of late ex^rcysed within yai house dyuerse 10 
things apperyd and were detected worthy reformac/on we therefore for the 
honour of god and redresse of the same and mayntenaunce of good religion 
ther send to you thies Iniunc/ons folowing whiche we will and co/wmaund 
you to kepe undre the paynes ensewing. 

...I chardge you lady priores and all the ladyes susters of your monastery 15 
and your succesours hereafter to come in the vertue of obedyence and the 
payne of contempte that fromehensforth ye doo and cause to be doon all 
your dyvyne sluice to be treateably song vndre sobre & deuoute manner, 
with good pause and punctuac/on And without eny haste or festinac/on. 
And that ye kepe your due houres and tymes of yowr said dyvyne s^ruice 20 
with all other your obsmi^nc^ and yowr ceremonyes aswell in the cloistre, 
chapitowr house, fratry and dortor, as in the quere. And that ye kepe fyrme love 
and charyte emong^ you, without whiche charyte noo vertue can prevaile nor 
religion prosper nor be acceptable to almighty god, nor merytoryous to the doer. 
And chardge you lady priores ther sett in the roome as hede, ruler and 25 
gouernowr: to use yowr self as a good modre, lovingly charitably, and 
indifferently to all your susters and spiritual children. And soo doing ye 
shall best please god and noryshe charyte emong^ them. And that ye give 
nott to light credence to eu^ry tale, whiche light credence is the norysher 
of debate and uaryaunce. 30 

And likewise chardge you lady priores that ye sufFre nomore herart^reny 
lorde of mysrule to be within yowr house, nouther to suffre hereafter eny 
suche disgysingw as in tymes past haue bene used in your monastery in 
nunnes apparell ne otherwise. And that frome hensforth ye do nomore 
burden ne chardge yowr house with suche a nombre of yowr kynnesfblkes .is ye 
haue in tymes past vsed. yowr good I mother itt is meate ye haue aboute you 
for yo«r comforte and hirs bothe, And oon or ij moo of suche yout saddest 
kynnesfolkfj whome ye shall thynk mooste conuenyent but passe nott. 

And forasmoche as by yowr negligent sufferaunce dyuerse ol yo«r susters to 

1 1/ worthy: for worthy oi 



NUN COTHAM PRIORY 1531 349 

hath wandred a brode in the world, some vndre the pretense of pylgrymag^, 
some to see ther frend^, and otherwise wherby hath growen many 
Inconuenyenc^, insolent behauloures, and moche slaunder aswell to your 
house as to those susters, as by the compenes of my said visitac/on doth 
euydently appere, I chardge you lady priores therfore and all your successours 5 
that fromehensforth ye neyer licence ne suffre eny your susters to goo out 
of your monastery without a grette vrgent cause by you knowen and ij of 
yom seniowr susters approved afore your said licence soo given. And that 
they tary nott out of the monastery in the nights time.... 
And that ye lady prioresse cause and compell all yom susters (those oonly 10 
/excepte 1 that be seke) to kepe the quere And nomore to be absent as in 
tymes past they haue been wont to use, being content iff vj haue been 
present, the residue to goo att lybertie where they wold some att thornton 
some att Newsom, some at hull some att other places att their pleasures: 
whiche is in the sight of good men abhomynable, high displeaswr to god, 15 
rebuke, shame and reproche to religion. And due correccions to be doon 
according vnto your religion from tyme to tyme. 

Also we chardge you lady prioresse vndre payn of excommunicacion that 
ye frome hensforth nomore suffre Sir Iohn warde Sir Richard caluerley Sir 
william Iohnson nor person curtes ne the person of Skotton ne Sir William 20 
Seele to come within the pmzincte of your monasterye, that if they by chaunce 
doo vnwares to you that ye streight banishe them and suffre not them ther 
to I tary, nor noon of your susters to commune with them, or eny of them. 
And that ye voide oute of your house Robm laurence And he nomore to 
resort to the same. 25 

Ouerthis I chardge you lady prioresse undre the said payne that ye yerely 
make your accompte openly and truley in your chapitowr house afore the 
moost p^rte and the semoures of yoar susters that they may knowe frome 
yere to yere the state of the said house. And that ye streight vpon sight 
herof dymynishe the nombre of your seruames aswell men as women, 30 
whiche excessyve nombre that ye kepe of them bothe is oon of the grette 
causes of your miserable poumye, and that ye are nott hable to mayntene 
your household, nouther reparations of the same by reason whereof all 
falleth to ruyne and extreme dekaye. And therefore to kepe noo moo 
thenne shalbe iuged necessary for your said house. And that ye suffre nott 35 
eny men children to be brought vpp, nor taught within your monastery, 
nor to resorte to eny of your susters, nouther to lye within yo«r monastery. 
Nor eny person young ne old to lye within yoar dorter butt oonly religious 
women. And that euery suster doo lye alone according vnto the lawes. And 
the doore of the said dorter nightly to be shite and light nightly to brenne 40 
in the same. 



350 NUN COTHAM PRIORY 1531 / THORNTON ABBEY 1440 

ff 219v-20* 

Item I chardge you ladyes all undre payn of disobedyence and of the lawe, 
that ye and eu^ryche of you doo truely obs^rue yo«r religion, s^rue god, 
kepe your dyuyne smiice deuoutely and all other rytes, observances and 
ceremonyes appmeyning vnto your said religion aswell within the chirche, 
chapitowr house fratry dortre as cloistre. And that ye be obedyent in all 
lefull cowmaundement^ vnto your lady priores. And obsmie and kepe very 
charite among^ you. And to leve all discenc/on rancor, malice and debate, 
and to vnite your selves in god by clene, chaste, and religious, lyving. And 
nomore to wandre abrode in the contreth as ye haue vsed nouther by the 
pretence of pilgrymagw, nor of visitac/on of your frend^, whereby moche 
slaunder hath risen to your house and many inconvenyencf5. And to 
occupye your selves whenne your smiice is doon in some good occupac/ons 
and labours, soo to avoide ydlenes I the mother and norisher of all vice. 
And to flee all yll cowpany. and noo suspecte p^rsones to haue eny resorte 
to you nor ye to them And thus doing ye shall haue the blessing of god 
and myn 



THORNTON ABBEY 



20 



1440 

Episcopal Visitation Book la: Diocesan Vj/1 

f 73 (11 July) (Testimony of Brother John Hull) i> 

Proceedings oj the visitation held in the chapter house oj Thornton Abbey by 
William Alnwick, bishop of Lincoln 

s.uriM.i hem quod sacrista accomodat vestamewta meliora Monasterij Ludentibftf w 

ludos noxios in partibus inter laicos per quod detcriorantw & scandalum 
generator Monasterio petit igitwr vt in ist/V refrenetwr accomodac/owe 



f 73v (Testimony of Brother John Wrangle, infirmarian) <s 

hem dicit de elemosina & de pueris qui solent esse in elemosinari/z vt supra 
& de vestimewtw accomodate vt supra 



M)l quod: for quod di( it 
37/ qui: corrected from que 



THORNTON ABBEY 1440 351 

f 78v (Bishop's injunctions to Thornton Abbey) 

...Item iniimgimztf & mandamztf sacriste d/cri Monastery pro tempe existenti 
sub penis supra & infrascriptw ne vestimenta d/'cri Monastery quecunqz/? 
ad aliquos ludos A [noxios] in partlbus inter populares vel ad alia ludibria vel 5 
spectacwla quouismodo accomedar^ presumet cum per tales accomodac/owes 
multura detmorata sunt vestimewta hmusmodi & now liceat [humanib^] 
A humanis vslbus prophanari que semel deo dedicata existurct... 



3/ iniungunHK 7 minims in ms 
3/ tewpe: for tempore; mark of abbreviation missing 
5/ A [noxios]: caret added but no insertion made 
6/ accomedaiv: for accomodare 



Households 



ARMINE OF OSGODBY 

1631/2 

Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 

f [lv]* (10 February) 5 

The common fame is that the Queen has not been at masse this month: sure 
it is she was not at their play at midnight on Christmas eue, when they acted 
the Virgin's deliuery & bringing to bed, & the birth of Christ, &£ his lying 
ith manger etc. Which made some of her French followers pout. And that the io 
king has crost of late some sunday night- masking & has been heard to say he 
will haue no more masking & dauncing on those nights. And there I pray God 
he may continue, & incline his heart to all goodnes, & Hers also to loue the 
truth, & hate the idolatries & errors, shee has been nuzzled up in, and Both of 
them to study & doo such things as may tend to God's glory, & to reioyce \> 
the h(...) of all such as fear God & wish the welfare of the Church & State: 



f [2]' 



20 



Ashwedensday 
Has talkt of masking^ & massing^, & whispers something of a presse, but 
when, or why, ne gru quidem. The Qyurn would haue had the mask on Sunday 
night last: because of ashwedoisdiy but the king would not, but made it be 
last night. 2s 



: I Omm missing 
21/ Vshwedensday: 15 February 1631/2 
23/ ne gru quidem: not even a pap' 

sunday night last: Shrove Sunday, 12 February /< 
, ause: corrected over another word 
1SI lasi night: Shrove Tuesday, li February 1631/2 



ARMINE OF OSGODBY 1632 353 

1632 

Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 

single sheet* 

Easter Munday 5 

When the Yang & Queen were at Cambridge, they heard a play A [at] r acted by 
Queene's Colledge /men 1 a long, dull, vnseasoned piece offstuffe, & gaue 
no contentment: yet it seemes the master of the house & the vicechancel/or 
Dr Butts (who they say had's head in it) thought & sought to haue giuen 10 
all contentment, & therin also to haue furtherred their own thoughts & 
hopes. The puritan too must be the matter of their merriment (which how 
vnfit, specially where Papists were present,) halfe an eye might see. Now 
this very day has filld the town full of a Strang action Butts has acted vpon 
himselfe; Court & Citty rings of this, The Vicechancellor of Cambridge 15 
Doctor Butts has hang'd himselfe. Iudicium Dei tremendum. There went 
out also (a grosse abuse) at that time I wot not how many extraordinarie 
graduats, 21 Doctors they say, & so also diuerse of other degrees: & the 
earle of Holland's Secretary Sanderson, made they say, great gaines therby: 
for which cause one that came to mee this euen from the Court tells mee 20 
the king has caused Holland turne away his man Sanderson, and take into 
his room one Lucas that was the Lord Carleton's secretarye. 

Easter tuesday 
T'is true ynough that Butts has made such an end of his life, so as no story 
speaks the like of any vicechancellor, any where. 25 



single sheet verso* 

Wedensday 30 

The speach is that Butts & Sanderson spacking together, 21 went out Doctors, 
some of them for dunsery hauing neuer been able to get to be Masters of 
arts: 18 Bachelors of Divin/>y 8 Masters of arts: 2: bachelors of Law: things so 
cried againste by the more ingenuous Academicks, that it came to the kings >5 
& the Chancellors ears, post factum, and therupow they say the Chancel/*?;- 
chode the Vicechancel/o;- Besides the play that the men of Queens College 



5/ Easter Munday: 2 April 1632 16/ Iudicium Dei tremendum: a terrible judgement 
II A [at]: caret written over at from God 

13/ present,): closing parenthesis inserted later, possibly 2M Easter tuesday: 3 April I 

intended to overwrite comma 307 Wedensday: 4 April 1632 



354 ARMINE OF OSGODBY 1632 



played was most fulsome: the Puritans drest in Ministm Gownes, kissing 
& courting of wenches: and this done too whe(..) it's supposed 40 disguised 
lesuites & priests were, besides the Queen & her followers. And Martin, the 
Bishop of London's chaplin, that preacht that so much talkt of Aiminian 
sermon at Pauls Crosse on good friday was present, is the Master of Queens 
College. And no other day, as men here talk, did Butts make choyce to hang 
himself on, then (last good fryday hauing sayd to his wife the Deuill was too 
good for him) iust vpon easter day, making himselfe his own hangman, and 
putting himself to death that day the redeemer or the world rose from death. 



Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 
f[lv]* (2 May) 

Here of late [<.)]in the space of 9 daies eight died suddenly, the last of which. 
was a Player, who fell down suddenly vpon the stage in the play-house in 
Salsbury court in the sight of all the spectators, wheroff diuerse were Lords, 
come to hear a new play, wherin this man had his part, a lusty young fellow, 
about 30 yeers of age. They carried him out into the air, but all done, they 
could, he so died. This hapned vpon fryday last. I say no more but God 
make vs all fit for his kingdome. 



Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 

p 4* (29 November) 25 

Thursday, St Andrew's euen Nouember 29. 

I was this euen in a stacioners shop, whether came 2 Courtiers; one of 
them is now going Embassy ledger to Venice, the other a man, I haue JO 

knowen well these 2(.) yeers & more, exceptione maior: both these said 
that this very day at noon they heard the king say He hopd his brother of 
Sweden was aliue & would recouer his health and mine acquaintance said, 
for certain a stop is made of blacks till the king exprest himself further, & 
bid the play should be plaied at Court to night. And one of the Players 35 
by chance passing by where I was, one in my company, that knew him, 
askt him If the play held at CourO to night? yes, quoth he, & I am now 
going thither. 



20/ fryday last: 27 April 1632 

31/ exceptione maior '(a witness) greater than (any) objection' 



ARMINE OF OSGODBY 1632-3/4 / BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1560-1 355 

Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 
pi* (30 November) 

The Play held at Court last night: and about 10 a clock about the time the 
play began, letters were brought from Hague to the king, from the Queen 5 
of Bohemia & the kings Agent there, that the king of Sweden was aliue, and 
that there was hope of his health 



1633/4 10 

Letter from Thomas Tuke to Sir William Armine sro: DD/FJ 25 

single sheet* (9 January) 

Lith(...) the french dancing master said to be knighted, & was so saucy as 
to tell (...) had spent 5000 li. in his seruice more then he got: the Yang bad 15 
(...) gon, & to help on gaue him a kick on the back. He is a cut (...) 
The (. . .)tertained the Yang at Summ^ house on munday night w/th a play 
& do they begin to say Shee is again w/th child... 

20 

BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 

1560 

Richard and Katherine Bertie s Household Accounts la: 1 ANC 7/ A/2 

f 52* (December) 25 

To George mr Pellams man to furnishe him self lorde 

of Christmas and his men in a livery xl s. 

1561 30 

Richard and Katherine Bertie's Household Accounts la: 1 ANC 7/ A/2 

f 52v* (1 January) 

To the players the first daye for my master x s. 

id I. g [To the players for my ladies grace v s.] 35 

To Georg trumpiter from my master iij s. iiij d. 

To the ij vyolens from my master iij s. viij d. 



14/ Lith<. . .): 12mm missing, 5mm faded 16/ (...)': 13mm faded, .hum musing 45mm faded 

15/ (...): 9mm missing. 11mm faded 3 mm faded, lmm missing. 10mm faded 

16/ <...)': 4mm missing. 1 lmm faded Y7I munday night: 6 January 1633/4, Jaatcf Epiphany 



356 BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1561 

To George the lorde of good order for my masters 

eifte to him x s. 



(2 January) 5 

In rewarde to one (blank) of borne which brought a 

bayting bull iij s. iiij d. 

To the offeringe, Salmon being busshop by my Ladies 

grace given by my master vj s. 

10 
f 53* (6 January) 

To Robart Phillips, Thomas Bambrick Iohn Sargent, 

Thomas Border, and Iohn Kyrry, the players in reward 

after xv s. the man iij li. xv s. is 

To Robart lettis and Robart Balle of godmanchesw 

musitians [of huntington] in reward \\ s. 



(13 January) 20 

To ffrances Cowp^r A [vppon a bill] the xiij th daie 

oner and beside 1 s. [v d.] by my Ladies grace and 

pretie for the furniture of the lord of Christmas as 

by his bill appeareth. vj s. ij d. 






(26 January) 

To Sir ffraunces foskewes players which came to offer them 

selfes to playe before my Ladies grace the xxvj 1 ' 1 daw iij s. iiij d. 



f 53v (between 9-20 February) 



50 



To one which played the hobby-horse before my 

master and my Ladies grace [x s.] vj s. viij d. 

To the ij musitians which came with him ij s. 



f 54 (12 March) 

To the waytes ol lincolne the xij 1 ' 1 daie ra d. so 

tmas: I 1 orrtcted over I 



BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1561 357 

f 56* (between 1-17 July) 

To the players in reward xiij s. iiij d. 



(29July) 

To Gooes the master of fense and his companie which 

played before her grac^ the xxix daie mr pellam 

beinge messinger xiij s. iiij d. 



10 



f 56v* (between 2-14 August) 

To ij men which, played vppon the puppett« ij nights 

before herr grac<? vj s. viij d. 15 

To mr fraunces Gwevara which he gave by my masters 
comwandm^t to the Kepers of the lions at the towre 
at London in maij last v s. and to a mayde 12 d. vij s. 



20 



f 57* (After 6 September) 

To iiij musitians and a hobby horse which weare at 

Beleawe at the marriage of mr Carrow and demnan xv s. x d. 25 



f 57v* (September) 

gevin to [the] George Rafe trumpiter at Beleaw by my 30 

nuw/m comwandemrat to Salmon vj s. 



>5 



f 58* (18 October) 

To my Lorde Robart dudleyes players at Grimsthorpe the 

xviijth which offered them selfes to playe but dyd not x s. 



f 58v* (between 1-13 December) 40 

To mr Rose and his daughters which played before [yo] 

herr grace in herr syckynes xiij s. iiij d. 



358 BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1561-2 

(14 December) 

To a servant of my Lorde willowbies which, offered 

to playe and singe before my master and herr grace 

the xiiij th daye by Boucher xx d. 



5 



f 59* (between 25—30 December) 

To ij of my Lord Robart Dudleis men which came to 

playe before ye vppon the drume and the phiph vj s. 10 

To my Lorde of Arrendall« players vj s. viij d. 

(30 December) 

To the waight« of London the xxx daie v s. 

is 

1562 

Richard and Katberine Bertie's Household Accounts la: 1 ANC 7/A/2 

f 31v* (January) 

for a lute bought of Rose for mr Perigrine & 20 

mistris Suzan xlvi s. viij d. 

f 60* (1 January) 

To the players vj s. viij d. 2s 

To the trumpiter iij S. iiij d. 

To diu^rs noble mens trumpiters to the numbre of x xx s. 



(2 January) w 

To the players boye which brought cakes for my master 

for herr grace & for the childrin xij d. 

(3 January) 

To the Queries trumpiters the iij daie in rewarde xx s. 35 



(6 January) 

To roses boye vppon Twelfe daie by my Ladies 

comwaundment KX a. \0 



BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1562 35 J 

f 60v* (January) 

To the Queries violens at newyers tyde xx s. 

To the Erie of warwyckes players vij s. vj d. 

5 

To the minsterellw at mr Brownes manage x s. 

To your players by herr grac^ xl s - 

f 32 (February) 10 

fFor viij yard« of cotton lyning for the ij Goorges gownes 

at [the yard] v ) s - 

f 62* (after 29 March) ^ 

To Rooes when he mended mr perigrines Lute x s. 



f 62v (after 12 April) 

To the waites that played at herr grac<? lodging at the 

Corte by Salmon x* **• 



f 63* (May) 

To a moresse dawnce of litle bytam the xviij th day by my 

masters comaundem^Tzt n s - 



f 64* (19-27 July) 



To the Qwenes players which played at Grimsthorpe 
the xix th daie 



20 



25 



30 



XX S. 35 



to the waight^ of Lyncolne in rewarde for plaienge 

the xxjth daie li J s - Ui J d - 

To a [p bag b] bage piper [*« <*.] xx d. 40 

To a Iugler w/'th his musisioner at mr nantons mariage 

the xxvij th daie x s - 



360 BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1562-83 

f 64v* (July) 

To her graces hand« by mr Carow to paie playe; and 

to mr Peregrine and mwJris Suzan xvj d. 

To the minsterellw at Roiston by herr xij d. 

f 65v* (after 21 September) 

To my Lord of Rutland^ man which paid vppon 

the Lute vj s. 



f 66* 

To a bagge piper which played and songe before 

my master and her grace at Mr Eirsbies A by 

mr Ienye 1 iij s. iiij d. 



20 



1581 

Richard Bertie's Household Accounts la: 10 ANC 317 

p 12* (September) (Gifis and rewards) 

25 

Itmi gyven to the players of Borne the third day x s. 



1583 

Peregrine Bertie's Household Accounts la: 1 ANC 7 1 'A/7 

f 6* (November) (Gifts and rewards) 

Itmi given to the Trompetors \ s. 

35 
Peregrine Bertie's Household Accounts la: 2 ANC 14/18 

p 4 (December) (Necessary expenses) (At London) 

Item payd for .i lute the iiij" 1 day iiij li- 

40 



d/ by herr: for by hi 
I 1/ paid: for plaid 



BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1583-1626 361 

p 8 (Gifts and rewards) 

Item given to wiWiam shelton the fole the third daye x s. 

Item given to the waytes the xxvj 1 * 1 day iij s. iiij d. 5 

Item given to the Quenes Trompetors the xxxjth day xx s. 



Between 1605-26 10 

Letter from Elizabeth Bertie to Robert Bertie la: 10 ANC/Lot 340/1 
f [1]* 

My Lord I durst not let pas this messenger with out sending to you, fering 
lest you wold haue condemd mee of forgetfulnes which fate I confes I haue, 15 
thouth neuer of you for soner should I forget my sealfe then remoue my 
thouths of of you. I inmagin by this time your Lordship hath bin at the 
Court wheare you haue Courted the Ladis and danst with the Queene which 
bisnes being past I presume you haue laisor to make vs so happi in the contry 
as to heare from you. had I anithing worth the sending I wold not a trubbled 20 
you with reding my il indited and scribling lines but asouring my sealf of your 
Lordships loue and axsepttans both of them and this youre thin heare inclosed 
intreating you not to estme it as athing worth the sending you but as atoken 
of my loue and seruis to your Lordship. This beschsing God to giue you 
health and long life and send you well to retorne and sone I rest 25 

Grinsthorpe 

your veri louing wife 
Elizabeth Willughby. 
I beshich you command 

Mr Smith to pay morton 30 

wife for the cheare she sends me your saruant perimus 

and withall to send me a round misses you euing and 

french rouf the best he can get morning and wee mis 

and another of the nowest fasion Mr Smith diner and 

so I kiss your Lordships hands soper 35 

1614/15 

Letter from Peregrine Bertie to Robert Bertie la: 10 ANC/Lot 338 

f [1]* (January) 

40 

Right Honorable. 

17/ of of: dittography l 1 )/ past: inserted in left margin ,it the start of a line 



362 BERTIE OF GRIMSTHORPE 1615-35 / CONY OF BASSINGTHORPE 1572 

My affection and desire to se your Lordship had drawne me into the cuntry 

this Cristmass, if my Doctors aduice, and the importunitie of my Lady, had 

not hinder'd my resolution till such time as with more strength, and health 

I may be able to serue you. 

Here is no news stirring now but of the reuells at Court in all which mr 5 

Villars is a principall actor, the last night at the play, there wer three vnknowne 

sisters, appareled in seuerall but strange, and curious attires, which with the 

rareness of there beutie caught the eies, and admiration of all the courtiers, ye 

Kings Ma/mie not excepted. All the married Ladies goe very ciuill in black 

and the maids very gallant, amongst these my Lady of North [(.)]humberlands 10 

daughters, and Isabella Rich carries the vaunt de plus belles. Thus with 

the remembrance of my seruice I rest. Your Lordshipes humble brother: 

Peregrine Bartie 

I besech your Lordship to remember my humblest and affectionate seruice 

to my Lady 15 

1629-35 

Robert Bertie's List of Costs for Services to the Crown la: 1 ANC/34 1 / 1 

f [1] 



20 



A briefe Recitall of the services aswell in forreigne parts as otherwise 
whereunto the late king lames and his Ma/«ty now reigning haue heretofore 
commanded me./ 

ffor tenne yeres together I haue been commanded to attend the Court 25 

sometime to assist in Barriers & Maskes, sometime to be present at 
entertainment of Ambassadors sometime upon other occurrents as they 
happened, w/7/ch hath giuen me occasion of spending 



30 



CONY OF BASSINGTHORPE 



1572 

Thomas Cony s Household Book la: M. CD. 864 

f 65v col 1 (20 December) (Inventory of the dining parlour) 

It^m a paire of double virginall« w/'th a frame of wainescott 



14-15/: I besech ... Lady: written vertically in left margin <>/ the Inter 



CONY OF BASSINGTHORPE 1577 / HOLLES OF GRIMSBY C 1608-36 363 

1577 

Thomas Cony s Household Book la: M.C.D. 864 

f 69v col 1 (7 September) (Inventory of the dining parlour) 

Item a paire of double verginallw w/'th a frame of wainescot 



HATCHER OF CAREBY 

1583 10 

Inventory of Thomas Hatcher la: HOLYWELL H.2/2 
mb 2* (11 December) (In the parlour) 



...one payre of virgynals... 



15 



HOLLES OF GRIMSBY 

c 1608-36 

History of the Holies Family Longleat House: Portland Papers volume xxiv 20 
f 98* (Description of Elizabeth Kingston, mother of Gervase Holies) 

...Not long after that (for a misfortune seldome walkes unaccompanied) 
followed his most heavy and pressing affliction of all the rest, ye death of 
my mother his only and most entirely beloued childe, who died (as hath 25 
beene said before) ye last day of October. 1608. in childebed. 

He had been carefull to giue hir ye best and choysest Education, which 
renderd hir, who had judgem^t beyond most of hir Sex, aequally accomplisht 
with the best of them. I haue heard many say yat shee playd Excellently 
well vpon a lute (according to ye way of Musique in those times) and sung 30 
as Excellently. Shee wrote an hand far better then most weomen vsually 
write, and (which in yat sex is strange) exact Ortography, as will appeare by 
seuerall of hir letttcs to my Grandfather Holies, which I yet haue; hir stile 
was better than hir hand, weighty and vnaffected. And to proue that a great 
fancy may sometimes accompany great virtues, shee compiled in verse the 35 
passages of hir whole life, which my vncle Holies (after hir death) borrowed 
from my father w/'th Importunity, and lost as negligently.... 



f lOOv* (Description of Gervase Holies, of Grimsby) 

Whilst yet an Infant I lost my mother; After whose death my grandfather 
Kingston desired me from my father, and w/'th all ye tendernes yat might 



40 



364 HOLLES OF GRIMSBY C 1608-36 / HUSSEY OF SLEAFORD 1533-4 

be tooke care of my Education whilst he liued. Vntill I went to ye Gramar 
Schole {which I did about six yeares of age) I had no other Tutor but my 
good Grandmother, who had taught me to read English perfectly. At the 
Gramar Schole (which was ye Free Schole of Grimesby) I was first vnder ye 
care of Mr William Dalby, who likewise taught me Musique; Then of Mr 
Herbert Hindmarsh, a good scholler and a worthy and reuerend deuine, 
who together w/th literature, endeavored to Instruct his Schollers in piety 
and religion 



f 104v* (Christmas 1635 -February 1635/6) 

The next Michaelmasse Terme I returned to ye Midle Temple, where I was 
the following Christmas chosen Comptroller of ye house; and about fiue 
dayes after we resolved to make it a grand Christmas, and haue a Masque. is 
Whereupon we elected Mr Richard Viuian (a Cornish gentleman, whose 
father was lately dead, and had left him a good estate both in landes and 
mony) to be Prince d'Amour. This solemnity (or mocke-show of Royalty) 
lasted from ye beginning of Christmas vntill towardes ye end of February 
when for three Nightes together we had a Masque, ye second Night being 20 
honoured w/th ye presence of ye Queene, Prince Electour, Prince Rupert, 
w/'th many of Nobility and Gentry, and most of ye great Ladies and prime 
beauties in or neare the Towne. The Society carried out ye whole designe 
equall to Expectation, in which they expended neare 20000. li. Sterling. 
Of which it cost ye Prince d'Amour about. 6000. li. and myselfe for my 25 
share aboue two hundred and fifty. The Masque ended, Viuian layd downe 
his Title of Prince, and in lieu of it receaued ye next day from the King ye 
honour of Knighthood. 

Besides ye expence of this gay foolery, it cost me a quarrell w/th one 
Thomas Ogle, a Northumberland gentleman, who pressing rudely one day 30 
into ye Temple Hall when ye English Nobility were treated by ye Prince 
d'Amour, necessitated me to lay my Comptrollers staffe foure or line times 
soundly ouer his Shoulders. This happened about a fortnight before ye Masque 



HUSSEY OF SLEAFORD 

1533-4 

John Hussey's Household Accounts tna: PRO E 36/95 

p 62 (November— November) 

lo Will/V/m herprr of petreborow viij d. 






in 



HUSSEY OF SLEAFORD 1534-5 365 

1534-5 

John Husseys Household Accounts tna: pro E 36/95 

p 103 (November— November) 

Lyuerys. 5 

Itmi paid to Alexander Tailowr for vj yardes of brode blew 
for two lyu^reyes one for Appulby and the other for 
-wyWiam harper xiij s. 

Regards 10 

Itmi to the men of welbye the xvijth daye of November iij s. iiij d. 

Itmi to wyWiam harper and Thomas Appulby ij s. 



p 105* (Rewards) 

Itmi to iiij players the xxx c daye of decembe r ij s. 



20 



Itmi to iiij players of my lord of Northumberland the 

same daye vj s. viij d. 

Itmi to the players of Lyndsey xij d. 



p 106 (Rewards) 

Itmi paid to the players of Kyrkton 

Itmi to the players of Swinshedd 

Itmi to the players of Kyrtton in Lyndsey the iij^ daye 
of Ianuary 

Itmi to the players of tattersall 

Itmi to the players or Bedforde 

Itmi to wyWiam harper of pet^rborowgh 

Itmi to wyWiam harper of Newark 

Itmi to the players ol Burne 



25 





xx d. 


30 




ijs. 






xx d. 


35 




x\ d. 




vj 


S. viij d. 
ij s. 
ij s. 

xx d. 


40 



366 HUSSEY OF SLEAFORD 1534-5 

It^m paid to wyUiam harper of peterborowgh per 

mandatum domine iij s. iiij d. 



p 109 (January) (Foreign expenses) 5 

Item paid to Robert Buller for players gere that is 

to saye for iiij qwaire of white pauper x d. for iiij 

qwaire of Grawne pauper ij d. a yard of Canvas 

iiij d. x Shetei of pauper gold x d. threde ob. ij 10 

Strawe hatted ij d. ij s. [viij d.] r iiij d. 1 ob. 

p 110 

Item paid to Iohn Otrusse for making of iiij Cote* 15 

of pauper iij s. for making of a Cote to desyrd x d. 
for making of a kyrtell of Satten iiij d. ffor flowers 
setting on ij d. for vj Claspys of golde pauper xx d. 

for v fiery berd^f xx d. for the paynter iiij d. in torn viij s. 

Item paid to Buller for terre for the Shepard of 20 

old Sleford ij d. 

Item paid to Alexander tailor for dj. yard of Cotton 
for Cappys for the players ij d. ob. for viij yard« 
lynynge iij s. iiij d. for dj. yard of the same lynyng 
ij d. ob. 1 in toto iij s. ix d. 25 



County of Lincolnshire 



1622 

Lord Chamberlain s Warrant la: SP/S/460/5/40 

single sheet* (20 November) 

The Coppy of a warrant signed by the Right Honorable, the Earle of 
Penbrooke, Lord Chamberlaine to his Maiestie: 

To all Maiors, Shriffes, Iustices of the Peace, Bayliffes, Constables, and other 
his Maiesties Officers, True Leige men, and Subiects, whom it may concerne, 
and to euery of them. Whereas I am credibly informed, That there are many 10 
and verie great disorders, and abuses, daily committed by diuers and sundry 
companies of Stage Players, Tumblers, Vaulters, Dauncers on the ropes. And 
also by such as goe about with Motions, and Shewes, and orher the like kind 
of persous by reason of certaine Graunts, Commissions, and Licences, which 
they haue by secret meanes procured, both from the Kings Maiestie, and 15 
also from diuers Noble men, by vertue wherof they doe abusiuely claime 
vnto them selues a kind of licentious freedome to trauell, aswell to shew 
play & exercise in eminent Cities and Corporations within this Kingdome, 
as also from place to place without the knowledge and approbation of his 
Maiesties Office of the Reuels, and by that meanes doe take vpon them (at 20 
their owne pleasure) to act and set forth in many places of this Kingdome 
diuers and sundry Playes, and Shewes, which for the most part are full of 
scandall and offence, both against the Church and State, and doe likewise 
greatly abuse their authority, in lending, letting, and selling, their said 
Commissions, and Licenses, to others. By reason whereof diuers lawlesse, 25 
and wandering persons are suffered to haue free passage, vnto whom such 
graunts, and Licenses were neuer intended; contrary to his Maiesties pleasure, 
the Lawes of this Land, his Maiesties graunt, and Commission to the Master 
of the Reuels, and the first institution of the said Office. These are therefore 

13/ orher: for other It persous: for persons 



368 COUNTY OF LINCOLNSHIRE 1622 

in his Maiesties name straightly to charge and command you, and euery of 
you, That whosoeuer shall repaire to any of your Cities, Burroughs, Townes 
corporate, Villages, Hamlets or Parishes, and shall there, by vertue of any 
Commission, warrant, or License whatsoeuer: Act, set foorth, shew, or present, 
any Play, Shew, Motion, feates of actiuitie, and sightes, whatsoeuer, not 5 
hauing a licence now in force vnder the hand and seale of Office of Sir 
Iohn Ashley Knight, now Master of his Maiesties Office of the Reuels, or 
vnder the hand of his Deputie, and sealed likewise with the said Seale of 
Office. That you and euerie of you at all times for euer hereafter, doe Seaze, 
and take away, all and euery such Graunt, Patent, Commission or Licence 10 
whatsoeuer, from the bringer or bearer thereof, and that you forthwith cause 
the said Graunt, or Licence, to be conueyed and sent vnto his Maiesties 
Office of the Reuels, there to remaine at the disposition of the afore said 
Master of the said Office, and that to the vttermost of your power, you 
doe from hence forth forbid and suppresse all such Playes, Shews, Motions, 15 
Feates of actiuitie, Sights and euery of them, vntill they shall be approued, 
licenced, and authorized, by the said Sir Iohn Ashley or his said Deputie in 
manner aforesaid. Who are appoynted by his Maiestie vnder the great Seale 
of England to that end and purpose. Herein fayle you not, as you will 
answer the contrary at your perills. And for your more certaintie I aduise 20 
you to take an exact Coppy of this my Mandat. Giuen vnder my hand at 
Whitehall the 20 day of Nouember. Anno Domini 1622. 



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