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At a Ucn«rml Merting of the Siirteei Kociety, held in the Cn^xlv 
of Durham cm the twenty-fourth uf June, I Mil, it wan 

UnviLVkD, "That a Vulumr of MiBcellanitw Im* preporwl f**r 
thin Snrirty," to conaiiit nf the folhiwing urticleA :^ 

1. The workji and Icttem of I>enni« Granrille, I).I)., lK<un «»t 
Durham, to be cdit(<d by the Ilev. (ieorge Chnnby. 

2. Nathan Dnikea accfiunt of the iiiego of rcintefract (V<«tli-. 
U> bi* edited by Mr. W. II. D. liongitafle. 

•i. The l€*tterf. Ax,, of Mr. Justice Ilokcby, ti> hi' Mit«^l h\ 
the Sivretary. 

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Vntlwtelr for tfje i^octctB 






Amongst the Manuscripts in the Library of the Dean 
and Chapter of Durham is a book labelled ^^ Deans 
Granvillb," comprising a number of letters and other 
documents, partly written by the Dean, partly addressed 
to him, or otherwise having a direct reference to him, 
which were collected and bound up together by Dr. 
Hunter, the well known Durham Antiquary. The most 
considerable portion of the volume consists of a manu- 
script copy of two sermons, delivered by Dean Gran- 
ville in the Cathedral of Durham, previous to his aban- 
donment of his several dignities and preferments on the 
descent of the Prince of Orange upon the shores of 
England, and of five letters which he shortly afterwards 
addressed respectively to his brother the Earl of Bath, 
the Bishop of Durham, the Prebendaries of the Cathe- 
dral, the Clergy of his Archdeaconry, and his Curates 
at Easington and Sedgefield. To the latter is subjoined 
a copy of the " Directions " which he had formerly (in 
the year 1669) given in charge to his Curates in those 
two parishes. These sermons and letters were printed 
by the Dean in the year 1689 at Rouen, where he first 
took refuge after his departure from this country, but 
only twenty copies saw the light *. It is consequently 

* There is a copy in the British Moseum and one in the Bodleian 
Librarjr. The former belonged to Dr. Jos. Smith, Provost of Queen's 


IT IimODUCnO!!. 

of excessivo raritv, and ito contenU have therefore been 
judged by the Council of the .Surtees .S^xrimr not un- 
worthy of republication, <*onne<*te<l as it is with a very 
interc8tinf; |)ericMl of the histor}* of our (^hurch and 
Nation, and emlNnlying aluo, as it does, the sentiments 
of one of those highminded men who chose rather to 
sacrifice the highest preferment than swear allegiance 
to one whom they regarded lioth as an invader and 
usurper. Another manuscript copy of the Dean*s pub- 
lication forms a portion of the liawlinson MSS. in the 
Bodleian Library. It is however not so perfect as that 
preserved by Dr. Hunter. Ikith have evidently been 
transcripts from the Houen imprint, for both reproduce, 
almost invariably, the typographical errors into which 
his ignorance of the English language had caused the 
foreign printer to fall. It is probable that copies were 
circulated in manuscript amongst the Non -jurors, to 
supply the deficiency of so small an issue from the press. 
Dr. Uranville occupied a position of some eminence, 
social as well as eccU*siastical, and a perusal of his pub- 
lished reasons for withdrawal from England and the 
relinquishment of his great preferments would be sought 
for by many with considerable eagerness. The present 

Coilnce, OtforJ : ** es domo .imfkoris,** st we Icsrn from lb« liUe 
psftP. Vr. lUirlinKm, odo of the Noo-juring Bt»hop«, wm Um 
ovti^ of tbo Utter, which conUint tetersl Dolet in hU hsndvhliiiK. 
On one of the flj l«-ii%r« of thr Ci>pj in the Un tt»h Mutrum i* 
the following note: — "Thu I)<mke wm wrote* hx Ih (frmntille, I>e«n 
of Durhsm snd printed at Ktf>urn in Frmnee bj •|>ectal] gmc^ and 
puticiilar fsYour, a bo(»k rrry Mrarce and so hard to he met with, rt 
thcrr waa not abore tventjr of them printed off, and Lord Carter^ a 
rtlation of the author'*. c*ve ten gu^ueaa for i»ne of them, sa ia cer* 
tifj*d by, Thof Baker, t\>ll. Jo Siciui rjivtu* ** Thia note it not in 
Bsker'a writing, but wa« no doubt trmojcnbed from one which lie 
I m his own copv 

nrrBODUCTiON. v 

reprint is the result of a collation of Dr. Hunter's 
manuscript with the printed copy and the Rawlinson 
MS. The Editor has followed Dr. Hunter in placing 
the Farewell-Sermons and the Five Letters first in order 
of arrangement, though they are later in point of date 
than, with one or two exceptions, the letters and papers 
which follow. These, heing of a miscellaneous character, 
and, as regards many of them, of inferior importance, 
more fitly form the second portion of that pc^t of the 
Society's publications which is devoted to Dean Gran- 
▼ille's Remains. 

This latter series of letters and papers is arranged in 
chronological order, the first bearing date 1665, the last 
written in 1702. The collection made by Dr. Hunter 
has been enriched by the addition of some other original 
matter, chiefly gathered from the Tanner Collection and 
Dr. Bawlinson's MSS. in the Bodleian Library. The 
source from which each of these additional letters or 
papers is derived is indicated as they severally occur. 
Those which are undistinguished by any mark or re- 
ference will be understood to be portions of the volume 
collected by Dr. Hunter. 

Much of the correspondence is of a domestic and per- 
soinal character, relating to the Dean's private afiairs, 
and to the embarrassments with respect to pecuniary 
matters in which what he calls ^^ his bad husbandry " 
involved him. In connexion with this portion will be 
found particulars of the value of his Deanery, and the 
Rectories of Easington and Sedgefield, and accounts of 
receipts and disbursements of various kinds. These are 
placed together at the end of the correspondence *. 

• The Editor has not giyen the whole of the papers of this de- 
scription preserved by Dr. Hunter. Some are duplicates, and others 


Amongst these ciocumcnU will be found, howevpr, 
many letters and papers of more general interest, bear- 
ing upon (Jburcb matters, at a period of wbicb little, 
comparatively speaking, is known. Some papers illus- 
trative of this part of the text will be found in the 
Appendix. They have been obtained principally from 
other volumes of I)r. Ilunter*s Collections in the I>ur- 
ham Cathedral Librarw 

The family f>f GiiANViu.E*, or Grenville, lays chum 
to great antiquity and distinction. Kichani de Gren- 
ville, who came over into this country \%ith William the 
Ginquenir, is said to ha%'e lieen a younger brother of 
Roliert Fitz-IIamcm, Karl of Carlioil, lord of Thurigny 
and Granville, in France and Normandy, and to have 
been lineally descendeil fn>m Hollo, Duke of Normandy. 
He was the common ancestor of the Grenvilles of I Devon- 
shire and Cornwall. It is 8UpiM»se<l that he obtaineil 
after the conquest a grant of the Manor of Kilkhamp- 
ton; but howei'cr this may Im\ Dugdale mentions it as 
one of the possc^ssions of the family as early as the time 
of William Kufus, and it is on recxird that a Hichanl de 
Gn*nville held (*ertain knights' foes at Ui<lefoni in lK»von, 
in the l!nd of Henry II. This appi*ars Xo have bet*n the 
pbce where the family wan originally si*ttled. From a 

mrrr U^rvnal •r^uilunccc, or liocumeata of little or no importancr. 
II r luM thrrrforr i»irrciM*il lii« judf^mmt in M*livtin|; f«»r pubhcmti«>n 
th4)M« onir vhich rrconi th«» valuo of the Dran'ft pfvfrrnwnt«» or 
fftNii which anv ffUtitticml infunnAtion, of tii«>r«» or \em intrrr«t, buit 
be glraned. 

* The I>t*ftii in hi« rariu-r life cummoiilr «rutr hi0 naiiM* Grmtiilr ; 
but A0 bi>th he an J other momben of hi» famiU appcttr errntual!? 
to ha?e prrfrrrrO •t^n'^i'lC thriu«rl?n (ininTinr. the Bditor wA*^\%m 
that mode of siwllinf; the lome in tbi« lotrpiluctioo sod the notes 
whicb tUuftrste tbe text 


very early period, however, they. had a seat at Stowe, in 
the parish of Kilkhampton, which, for many generations, 
was the chief residence of the successive representatives 
of the family. Like the bearers of many others of the 
historic names of England the Granvilles fjpr centuries 
sought no higher precedence than their knightly degree 
could give them, but their antiquity of descent and the 
extent of their domains gave them an influence and a 
power far superior to that which any new patent of 
nobility could either secure or confer. Popular accla- 
mation assigned to them, moreover, an hereditary cha- 
racteristic which they regarded with a justifiable pride. 
While wit was said to be never wanting to a Godolphin, 
or courage to a Trelawney, loyalty was equally held to 
be the indefeasible inheritance of all who bore the name 
of Granrille. 

In the breast of no member of this antient house was 
the spirit of loyalty more inherent than in that of the 
high spirited and gallant Sir Bevil Granville, one of the 
bravest of that devoted band who shed their life blood 
in the cause of their Sovereign during the unhappy 
wars which cast so deep a shadow over the 17th century. 
He was slain on the field of Lansdowne, near Bath, after 
having distinguished himself greatly as Commander of 
the forces for Charles I. in the West of England. 

Sir Bevil Granville married Grace, daughter of Sir 
George Smith, of Exeter, Knt., by whom he had a 
numerous family, several of whom died young. Three 
sons survived him: John, the eldest, who was, on the 
Restoration, created Earl of Bath, Bernard, one of the 
Grooms of the Bedchamber to Charles II., and Denis, 
afterwards Dean and Archdeacon of Durham, the subject 
of the biographical notices which follow. He also left 
three daughters : Elizabeth, married to Peter Prideaux, 

• •• 

Tin iKTBODUcnoy. 

Ktq. ; nridf^t, tho wifo of Sir Tho«. Higgont, Knt ; and 
Joan, or Joanna, who married Col. Richard TbomhiU^ 
and died at a great ago in 1730. 

Denis Graxville was bom on the 13th Feb. 1636-7 ^ 
Of hit earlj yean we hare no account f. He was ad- 
mitted a fellow-commoner of Exeter College, Oxford, on 
the 22nd of Sept. lt)57, and on Sept. 28th, 1660, was, 
amongst others, cn*ateil Master of Arts in that Univer- 
sity, an honour which he i§ imid to have owed to the 
'* favour of his great relations ;" and to which Old An- 
thony h Wood seems to have thought be was scarcely 
then entithnl, inssmuch as *^he had \nxn no sufferer for 
the King's cause, nor ejected his college, ))ei*ause entered 
then*in after the Parliament visitors had turned out all 
the Kovalisu.'* 

It would appear that he had been designed for the 
Church from his earliest years. In his letter to the 
Earl of Itath he mentions the intention of his parents to 
devote one of their sons to the especial service of God 
in his Church. The lot, as he expresses it, fell upon 
him, and he fulfilled their pious intention by *' devoting 
himself thereto, honestly, with good will to God's ser- 
vice, and without designe," — ''in a time of adversity 
and rebellion, when there was small hopes of being Dean 
of Durham ^.'* His actual ordination, however, did not 

• ^ lOaC tortim jr. ton of jf. woril. Bcrill Grenvile Etqr. sad 
Orsrr hi* wife. «M borne the 13 Febry. uiJ HaptiMd the *i6 Febj ** 

Fur tbr omrtrviM cunitiiunu-aCiun of thi» extrmd frocn Uw Ikilk* 
hsmpton I*an«h Krfpstrr, and for •(>me other infomuUioo, the Editor 
hm§ to thsnk the Kct. A. C. ThjDne, the Rector of thftt (wish. 

t Kton wu probablr the pUcr of ht« educmtioa. He it ulAted, <m 
the authohtj of SftncmA, t«* have bern a fcilow of Eloo CoUcfSu 
8re AtheM bion. ed HIim. it. 407. 

I An wUraluig Wttsr (mb the futurt Desa of Durbtai, ss- 


take place until after the Restoration, for we learn from 
a letter addressed to his friend Beverid^e that they re- 
pressive of his feelings with reference to undertaking the office and 
work of the ministry, is given in the Life of Mr. George Trosse. 

" Cadleigh, July 28, 1660. 

" Dear friend ! I had according to my promise, written to you 
before this time, had I gotten into Devonshire as soon as I imagined 
I should. I met with an ohstacle in my journey down, which 
oblig'd me to go towards London ; where I tarried near a month's 
space, and was hasten'd thence upon the sad occasion which I 
believe you have heard of long ere this, I mean the loss of my 
brother Leache, who is as much lamented in these parts, as any man 
bath been these many years. And triily, I think, very justly, having 
great ground to conclude that Ood hath sanctified his dispensations 
towards him unto his soul, by several passages before and since his 
death, and that he would have prov'd a great instrument of Gt)d's 
^ory, and of good unto his country, had it been the will of Qod to 
have granted him a long life. But, blessed be God, howsoever he 
disposeth of us : for his dealings with us are for the best, tho' they 
appear to us otherwise. 

" I do yet, T bless God, hold my resolutions, by his assistance, of 
undertaking the ministry ; and hope, that by his grace I shall con- 
tinue in them ; which that I may do, I beg your prayers, and the 
prayers of all good Christians : for I am not insensible of the many 
difficulties which I have to struggle with ; but, I praise God, where 
I feared I might have met with some, I have not yet met with any, I 
mean amongst my own relations ; for I'll assure you that not one of 
them hath us'd any argument to dissuade me from being a minister. 
I confess some others have occasionally done it ; but I trust in God 
that the devil and his instruments shall never, in this particular, pre- 
vail against me: though reflecting upon mine own infirmities, I 
might justly fear it, did I not also look to my Saviour at the right 
hand of God, making intercession for me, who hath promised not to 
suffix his servants to be tempted above what they are able, but will 
also with the temptation make a way to escape. 

*' Dear friend, pray let me hear from you ; for I value nothing more 
than conference with God's children by letters, if not by personal 
diaeoorse : and I hope we have a Christian love for each other, though 
pefduuioe we differ in opinion in some trivial circumstances. But it 



ceived Holy Orders together, from the hmnds of Bishop 
Sanderson, in the year 1661 *. 

lK*nis Granville's firnt pn^fennent was the Rectory of 
Kilkhampton. It was in the gift of his brother Sir 
John, afterwanls Karl of Ilath, and had been bestowed 
bv him on Nicholas Monk, brother to the celebrated 
General (leorge Monk. Sir John induced Nicholas 
Monk to exercise his influence with his brother in 
favour of the exiled monarch. Monk's good offices were 
rewarded by promotion to the See of Hereford, of which 
he was consei^rated Bishop on the 13th Jan. 1661. 
Granville was no doubt preferre<l to Kilkhampton when 
it became vacant by Monk*s elevation f. 

M nj principle (and I hope erer vill be) that dtflerrnee in jtidfment, 
when not in fundamental*, it not a tufficient ground (aa now it dailj 
ia) for breach of charitj, where there ia hope of tinceritT. But no 
more of thia at preaent. I do heartiW praj, that God bj his liolr 
Spirit would gire ut both a right judgment in all thinga, and ahew oa 
the truth in whataoeter we err or are deceifed. 

I do once more deairr tour prafeni in a paKicular manner ; (tou 
ahall not want mine) bt^ng ofif*n ftomething •tart led at the diiBcuhiea 
I diacem in a Chriatian courae of life ; eapcciallr in undertaking thai 
weigh tT calling which makea the Apoatle cry out, Who ia •ufficieot 
for theae thinga ? Well, friend, farewell. I beaeech Ood to preaerre 
jott. I intended once to diacoune further with jou but I am pre- 
vented. I thall ever be, tour friend and •errant in the Idsrd, 
Dtssria (Iexsttili. For Mr. (leorge Tniaae, at hia chamber in PMn- 
broke College in Oiford.**— Life of Mr. (k^Mrge TroMe, late Minialrr 
of the Goapel in £ion, bj laaae Hilling. Lond. 1715, p. 123. 

* Mitcdlaneoua C'orreapondence, p. 235. 

t (tranville never, probablr, rraided at Kilkhampton, for the 
Edit4>r ia informed bj the preaent Rector that no record of hit in- 
cumbencv appran in the church booka of thai panah. But a letter 
ttom Biahop Coain't dooieatic chaplain, Davenport^ to HaacrofV, dat«tl 
Auckland. Oct 4, IC^Ti, tufficientlj prorea that he waa at that time 
Hector. Sancruft appean to have wtahed the Biahop to all^iw him to 
rxohange lloiightoo*le-8pring for Cotienhan Ilia firiend leUa hiai in 


His marriage about this time with Anne daughter of 
Bishop Cosin, gave him no doubt a claim to future 
patronage which was scarcely likely to be overlooked. 
But there is no reason to suppose that he was a man 
who received preferment «imply on the ground of family 
connexion. There is abundant evidence that he threw 
himself gallantly into the work of re-construction which 
was so much needed in the diocese over which Cosin 
was called to preside when the Church and the Monarchy 
were re-established. And Cosin was a man of far too 
high administrative power to select unfit instruments as 
his coadjutors in the task which he so resolutely took in 

The work which the Bishops of the Church of Eng- 
land had then to accomplish was, in truth, one of no 
small difficulty. The correspondence of many of the 
occupants of the episcopal bench at that period suffi- 
ciently shews in how disorganized a state, as regarded 
ecclesiastical matters, their dioceses were found when 
episcopal rule was once more established *. The diocese 
of Durham was no exception. In Northumberland the 

leplj that the Bishop says that " the Bectory of Kilkhampton, for- 
merly Bishop Monk's and now Mr. Orenvil's, he conceives is better 
than Cottenham, for Mr. Orenvile saith it is worth £300 and some- 
timea £400, and if Dr. Manby would take that instead of Houghton 
in exchange, and you accept of Cottenham, it would please him so 
much the better." " I had rather a great deal," adds Mr. Davenport, 
" see Mr. Qrenvil at Houghton than Dr. Manby."— Tanner MSS. 
zlviiL 55. 

* Even as late as 1670 we find Bishop Hacket complaining to 
Archbiahop Sheldon that ^* Nothing is a more common trespass then 
omitting or curtailing Divine service." Tanner MSS. zliv. 206. 
The reports which the Primate received from other dioceses were not 
more cheering. 

a 2 

xii ntTRODrcnoy. 

only appearance of tpiritual life which manifested itaelf 
seems to have been shewn in the boldness with which 
the Roman Catholics ventured upon the public exercise 
of their religion. *^ In severall places of that Archdea- 
cpnrie masses arc openly and publiquely saide, and warn* 
ing given to the people to come thereto/' And where 
Fopery did not prevail Puritanism had done little. 
Many of the Churches an* described as being '^ altogether 
unprovided of ministers;'* whilst their fabrics are re- 
preiicnted as being ^' altiigether ruinous and in great 

decay." In many *' there be neyther bibles, )HM>ks of 

• • • 

common prayer, iiuq>Iis)te$, fonts, communion-tables, nor 
any thin^ that is neces&arie for the stTvice of (tod." 
And there is no reason to think that the ( ounty Palatine 
was in a very much )K*tter state than the more remote 
and wilder n^gion of North um))erland. When we n*ail 
of the inattention to rubrics, and the slovenly liehaviour 
of minor-canons* and singing-men, which (ininville 
complained of as prevailing in the Cathedral itself f, and 
of the sluttish and disordc*rly habits which, as we learn 
from Cosin J, characterized many of its highest digni- 
tarit*s even when attending the service of God v^ithin 
the walls of its choir, we c*an scarcely suppose that the 
offices of the Church would be solemnized with much 
rubrical order in the secluded comers of the Bishopric, 
or that there would be much decency either in the con- 

* KittcmtHm mtirvo\er wwtnt to havr bren tt a rrnr low ebb 
MiioDir«l tb0 !^ItQorwC*Miona. In Dr. Ikitre't .\ntwer to Bbbop 
Co«nra Articled uf IiMjutnr in IMo, hta rrp(»rt u( tbem is, thml 
** •omc rrtt«ltf not to dUtinctly, but havo bi?en admonuhed to read, 
phTati*l?« the le««ont aforrhjuid. accurdinK to quern Kluabrth'a la* 
juncti«m»**— Hunter MSS ij wfj. 

t Bn-ackee of Hubncks in the Cathedral, p. 143. 

I Coin|i«rta and C oiuM«lerati«}ikA, Ac. p. 2t)7 8ee alao p. 2M. 


dact or appearance of those who there ministered at her 

That such irregularities and disorders should exist, 
need occasion no surprise, even when we find them pre- 
vailing after Cosin had for some years occupied the see 
of Durham. The Act of Uniformity was no doubt the 
means of ridding the Church of England of a vast 
number of those who opposed her doctrine and disliked 
her discipline. But those who withdrew themselves, or 
who were turned out of the benefices they occupied, on 
the day of St. Bartholomew, 1662, were, for the most 
part, the best and most conscientious of the Puritan 
party. There was a residuum left for whom we cannot 
entertain the same respect. Some, without any one 
fixed principle except hatred of the Church, had in- 
truded themselves into benefices during the unsettled 
times of the Commonwealth ; others also were in pos- 
session of preferments, whose afiections and sympathies 
were with the ejected ministers, but over whose minds 
conscience exercised less power than the solid advan- 
tages of glebe and tythe. Those who belonged to either 
class, yielded but a reluctant assent, when yielded at all, 
to the Episcopal and Archidiaconal injunctions of men 
like Cosin, Basire, and Granville, who both taught in 
words and exemplified by action the most entire and 
implicit obedience to the Rubrics and Canons of the 
Church of England. 

These semi-conformists were indeed a great thorn in 
the side of Cosin and his co-adjutors ; and they were 
not confined to the ranks of the less important clergy 
who occupied the rural livings of the Diocese. They 
were to be found also in the high places of the Church. 
When Cosin came to the see he had little opportunity 

XIV nrrBODucnoif. 

of filling the stalls of the Cathedral with his own friends. 
In six of them their old occupants were reinstated, while 
five at least of the remainder had been filled up by 
Charles II. before the Uishop had received the tem- 
poralities of the See. And though such men as Basire, 
Wrench *, and perhaps Neile, were like-minded with 
himself, jet the presence in Chapter of a man like 
Wood, who was a thorough Puritan f, added to indiflfer- 

* Formcrlj * fellow of St. John**, Cambridge. He wm ejected bj 
the Reri of Manchester in 1014, and at the Beetoralion finding a 
worthj man in hii place, he would not diiturb him. He was after* 
warda preferred to the aizth prebend in the Church of I>urham. 
Hr. Thomaa Haker characieriiea him aa an eieellent and good man, 
an encouniger of learning, who would ofWn oome into the school at 
Durham, and eiamine the tchoUn. — Life of Dr. Berwick, p. 306. 
See alio Walker's Sufleringt of the Clrrgj. 

t Wood became also Dean of Lichfield in 1(M». Bishop llacket 
complains frequentljr and in no measured terms of his obnoxioua 
conduct there. The Editor subjoins two specimens out of many 
which might be gathered from the Biihop*s correspondence with the 
Primati*. The first extrart is curious also as ginng lome account of 
what was then doing at lichfield in the way of (^hurch decuratioo. 
It bears date December 12, 106S. *" Your Grace's Church (d Lich- 
field under the care of jour deroted sufilragan wants nothing (except 
the dispatch of the organ, through the negligence of the iwdertaker) 
but a few ornaments, which I doubt not to accompesa. And for 
ornaments I hare had more sent to mee, and unsc»ught, then I could 
haTe eipected. In vellet, purple and aiure, fidie pounds worth from 
the excellent Ladie I^erieon, to senre for a parsphront, a sufiroot, and 
car|)et for the Altar. Kn>m mr liadie Bagol, most rich piccre of 
gold and silke, and exquisite imagery for two quishioos, whose 
making up being added from a devout aged widow, and a poors ooe, 
Mrs. Hulkee, thej are as beauttfull as e?er I saw. Add to these the 
most curious piece that I hsve seen, of purple vellety fiowrr gold and 
silke, to bee pUced in the paraphront above the quiahton, prreented 
to mee from the religious wife of Mr. William Talboi. Mr noble 
Lord, I must not omit that mj I^adie Wobj's daughters putt to> 
gather ail these ornameota with their ooat« tndaslfy, and 


ence and carelessness on the part of others, would neu- 
tralize many of Cosin's endeavours to make his Cathedral 
Church a model for the rest of the Diocese. To the 
determination and vigour with which he prosecuted his 
purpose to make it such, his Articles of Visitation hear 
ample testimony; as do also his Comperts and Considera- 
tions on the Answers of the Dean and Prebendaries, and 
a curious paper on the Privileges of the Church of Dur- 
ham. These papers, as far as the Editor is aware, have 
never been printed. They do not, at any rate, occur in 

The honest residentiaries deserve a Church thus beautified, so doth 
not the phrentique Dean^ who sides all together with Puritans, and 
told mee to my fiuse, I did more harm then good, in reedifying this 
Church. Gk>d remove him from us." Tanner MSS. zliv. 66. 

Two days after the Bishop again writes: — "My most humble 
requ^ (and in great earnest) to your Grace, is, to entreat with my 
Lord Bishop of Durham to call of our most untractable and filthy 
natur'd Dean from hence, and to command him to his benefice, or 
his prebend at Durham. He is a professt favourer of non con- 
formists. His wife comes sometimes to sermons (as to Dr. Boibton) 
but not above twice in 3 months to Cathedral praiers. I rebuke the 
Dean for keeping companie with Puritans alltogether. He answer'd 
mee scornfully, he did so, and he would do so. For the sake of the 
welfare of a poore church, and for Ood's sake, at least carie bim 
away hence to Durham. He hath kept his residence to his full 
dales. And his bretheren the residentiaries will praise God for his 
absence."— Tanner MSS. zliv. 69. 

Dr. Wood nevertheless became eventually Bishop Hacket's suc- 
cessor at Lichfield, through the unworthy intervention of the Duchess 
of Cleveland, whose favour he gained by contriving that his niece, a 
wealthy heiress, to whom he was guardian, should marry the Duke 
of Southampton, the Duchess' son by Charles 11. His subsequent 
grosB and flagrant neglect of his episcopal duties led to a remarkable 
and unusual exercise of discipline on the part of Archbishop Sancroft, 
namely, the suspension, of Bishop Wood fi9m his episcopal dignity 
and functions, which took place in April, 1684. — S^ D'Oyly's Life 

XVI nmoDucnoH. 

the collection of Conin's works published by the Editors 
of the Anfflo Catholic Libranr. He has therefore given 
them in his Appendix, as an illustration of the state of 
the Cathedral of Durham during the earlier part of 
l)ean Granville's connexion with it. 

C)f the manner in which Bishop Coain proceeded to 
restore order and uniformity in the ministrations of the 
parochial Clergy, we gain information from a similar 
source. His Articles of Inquir}' addressed to the (*lergy 
and (liun^hwardens arc extxHHlingly minute and curious. 
They have been pnntinl in the coUei*tion of his works 
just mentiontnl •. It is then'fon* unntHressar}* to do 
mon^ than allude to them here, cxcvpt in connexion 
with the (Queries put forth by Granville, when he after* 
wants held his Visitations of the Clergy as Archdeacon 
of Durham. The similarity Wtween the two dcM*uments 
is c»bvious, and it shews how fully the Archdeacon car- 
ri(Ml out the views and prin<*iplt»s of his early patnon, and 
how thon>ughly emh do(*ument was gniunded upon the 
Hutiric^ and canons, the Ivx scriptn of the Chunh in 
which the writers res|)eftively filknl such high and 
n*sponsible office. 

For Cosin, in the appointments he made to the more 
im|)ortant pn*fermt*nts which fell vacant during his 
epis<*o|>ate, was can*ful to fill them with men <if his own 
schiN>l, who gave the liinit pmnif of their conformity to 
the rules and onlers of the (*hurch of Kngland, viz. a 
reatly oU*<liem*e to them in their own persons ; men, in 
short, whose practice did not contradict their theory. 

• Vol. IT. p. 506. froA * copy printed bj T. (f«rthvmit#, in 10G3. 
IIi« Lftliii Iiijuoctuini to tbe Vhmxk UkA PrebraiiariM sir gitcn in Uw 
■unr folnmr, p. 381 


Such was Sancroft, an old and tried friend, with whom 
he had maintained a constant correspondence during 
the time of the Commonwealth, when Cosin took refuge 
in France and Sancroft found a home at Utrecht. After 
the Restoration he made him his chaplain, and hestowed 
upon him the valuable rectory of Houghton-le- Spring, 
and facilitated an exchange of prebendal stalls which 
placed him in the Cathedral of Durham. Another of 
the same school was Davenport, who succeeded Sancroft 
at Houghton when the latter was promoted to the 
Deanery of St. Paul's, a man of most blameless and 
apostolic life, and of munificence which is even yet 
remembered ♦• A third was his son-in-law, Denis 
Granville, whose birth and connexions would, no doubt, 
have secured him preferment in any diocese he might 
have entered, independent of any family connexion with 
the prelate who presided over it. Whose zeal and ac- 
tivity in his several characters of Parish-priest, Pre- 

* He Dsed to say that " he feared to die with any of the Church's 
goods in his hands." A danger, says Surtees, which he probahly 
avoided, for he rebuilt the rectory from the ground, added a domestic 
chapel, and endowed one-half of the alms-house. — Hist. Durham, i. 
171. What his own feelings were with respect to the " good works 
and almsdeeds which he did," we have an interesting indication in 
the following extract of a letter to his friend Sancroft.—"! love a 
man that lo?eth the Church as well as his own flesh and blood. And 
I am of opinion that we priests that liave no wives, ought to look 
upon the Church and poor as our next heires. And truly I could 
think well of myselfe, if I could be assured that I have profited the 
living Church as much as I have bettered the matenall and dead 
church, by my means or money. But when I think of that burden 
that was laid on me when I was made priest [till no place be left 
either for viciousness of life or error in doctrine] fearfulness and 
trembliDg take hold upon me ; and in this thing Ood be mercyfull to 
me, and to all priests."— Tanner MSB. xliv. 281. 



bcndary^ and Archdeacon went far to justify his munifi- 
cent patron's selection, in spite of failings which often 
caused the Bishop much vexation. 

The earliest preferments which Granville received 
from Hishop Cosin were the first stall in the Cathedral, 
his instalUtion to which bears date Sept. 24, 1GG2, and 
the Archdeaconry of Durham, with the Itectorj* of 
Easington annexcil, to which he was collated in the 
same vear. To these was added in 16G4 the Itectorv 
of Klwick, which he n*si^ed in 1667, on obtaininf^ 
Sedgefield. The death of I>r. Naylor, who was Itector 
of Sedgefield, occasioninl also a vacancy in the second, 
or Golden, stall in the Cathedral, to which Granville 
was removed on the IGth April, 1668. 

These were assunnlly great preferments, too great 
indeed, in some respects, to be given to so young a man 
as Denis Granville then was ; for the possession of a 
splendid income, without the previous discipline of that 
early struggle with the world which most men have to 
undergo, pnxluced the not ver}* unusual result of lavish 
expi*nditure and c*onse<iuent embarrassment. We soon 
find that he was frequently absent from his benefices. 
In Oxford he could have the advantage of literary 
society ; in Ix>ndon his noble birth and great connexions, 
and his position as Chaplain*in-<irdinary to the King, 
gave him a ready access to the very highest society. 
And these two pUces, not unnaturally, offered far 
higher attractions to a man of his time of life than any 
thing which either Ihirham or his country parstmages 
could aflTord. (>n the tHHh of Ikm^mber, 1670, he Uiok 
his Doctor of Divinity's degree at Oxford. When he 
left the north for this purpose he seems to have con- 
templated a long absence; for Dean Sudbury says in a 


letter dated Nov. 18th in that year, "We expect a 
letter ** (viz. a Royal dispensation) " in behalf of Mr. 
Greenvill, who intends to continue with his wife at 
London not onely this winter, but another spring and 
fall, if not longer." His father-in-law writes about the 
same time with his accustomed acrimony : " I know not 
what to do with Mr. Grenvyle, who is still at Oxford, 
idling away his time, and suflfering his Curates to be 
non-resident at Easington and Sedgefield, as hee him- 
selfe is, under colour of his wife's taking physick, who 
for ought I see never needed any, for, from her coming 
to Durham to this day, she was never better in all her 
life, though she be now thrust up into a coop, and a 
strait close place, which may much endanger her health. 
But hee is a wilful man, and will order her as he lists. 
In the meanwhile, though I went to visit both him and 
her a month since, I never saw either of them at my 
lodgings here, for she dares not go forth of her own 
without his leave, which leave, it seems, hee left not 
behind him ♦." 

• Letter from Bishop Cosin to Mr. Stapvlton, Dec. 13, 1670. — 
Surtees* Hist. Durham, vol. i. cxliii. On the 30th April previous the 
Bishop had written an equally characteristic epistle, of which the 
following is an extract : — " Mr. Grenvyle' s priviledge is now out of 
doors, for his privilege lasteth no longer than 20 dayes after the 
adjournment of the Parliament. I told you in my last that he had 
carried his wife from Bigglesworth to Oxford, and now I can tell 
joa that he hath left her there (where she is not acquainted at all) 
with a kinswoman of his there whom I know not ; being himselfe 
come up hither to London to see the funerall of the late Oenerall \ 
which is this day to pass from Sommerset House to Westminster. 
Hee tells me his wife is very well, and that the waters were so much 

* Monk, earl of Albemarle. 



IIU imprudent expenditure at length resulted in a 
roont humiliating and public exposure of his pecuniary 
difficulties. (>n the 8th of July, 1674, as he was 
^* coming from publick prayers, and a funerall (where 
the cheifest of the gentry of the countr)- were assembled) 
and l)eing in his habitt he was openly arrested within 
the cloysters at the door of the cathedrall by three 
bailiffs." Hy a high-spirited man like (iranville, ^ with 
a stnmg dash of the cavalier about him" (as Surtoes 
happily expn^ssi^s it), this must have been felt as a most 
galling affront ; for the pride of the high-bred gentfe- 
man as well as the dignity of the churchman must 
alike have lieen most bitterly wounded. The manner 
in which he more than once refers in his correspond- 
ence to his '' odious arrest," sufficiently proves that this 

out M tbej journred about Newarke that tber men forct to ataj 12 
dajea bj tKe war, which I thinke waa no waj to cmre her /rvm iks 
Ufkime9 ^f ker kmtJ, but rather a certmine waj to augmetil her old, 
or elae to get her a new and a wone diaorder. Aod when I fottiid 
fiiult with him for mia timing their joumej, and brinipng up hia wife 
in that nuuiner aa he did, and before the weather and the waj were 
well aettled, hee answered mee thai Dr. Tonatall and Dr. WiUaoo * 
gate htm order ao to doe, and bj no mcanea would let biro atar till 
Maj began, whieh I can hardlj believe ; and therefore I praj cooh 
mend me to Dr. Willaon, and tell him if he gate thai advice, aa I 
beleive he did not, it ia not apprtyred here bj anj of our friends, or 
by the Colk*dge of l^hvaitiima, w hereunto her huaband pretenda to 
tning her from Oiford the neit time he cmn aaj or find ahe aiiea aaj 
thing, and I prav let me hare both Dr. Tooatall and Dr. WiUaoo'a 
anawer whether ihej gave advice or no to thia hurrying of hw up to 
London at the beginning of A prill, when the way ea and the wealbcr 
were ao ill that no woman though ever ao well would have ventursd 
a jouroev hither '* 

l*n>bibU tht author of the SfmJmerrm i^mmwimtem^u 


was the case. It was in vain that he pleaded his piivi- 
l^e as Chaplain-in-ordinary to the King. The bailiffs 
were inexorable, an appeal to Mr. Richard Neile, the 
under-sheriff, was equally unsuccessful, and Dr. Gran- 
ville was carried off to gaol, " with many aggravating 

The matter, however, was not allowed to rest there. 
The appeal which was made in vain to the Under- 
sheriff and his bailiffs was brought before the King in 
conncil without much delay. On the 17th of the same 
month of July Dr. Granville's petition was read at the 
Council-board at Hampton Court *, and all parties con- 
cerned f in making the arrest were ordered to appear 
within ten days before the Council-board. The result 
was, that ^^ the King was pleased very much to repre- 
hend Mr. Camabie, a person concerned in it, and to 
direct his Attorney-General to prosecute him and Mr. 
Neile. But on the submission of Mr. Camabie a pardon 
was granted to him, and also to Mr. Richard Neile, on 

* At which were ^ present the King's most excellent Majesty ; his 
Highness Prince Bupert; Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; Lord 
Keeper; Lord Treasurer; Lord Privy Seal; Duke of Monmouth; 
Marquis of Dorchester; Lord Chamberlaiii ; Earl of Bridgwater; 
Earl of Peterborough ; Earl of Bath ; Earl of Craven ; Earl of Ar- 
lington ; Earl of Carbery ; Viscount Halifax ; Lord Bishopp of Lon- 
don ; Lord Barkeley ; Mr. Vice-Chamberlain ; Mr. Secretary Coven- 
tiy ; Mr. Mountague ; Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer ; Mr. Chan- 
cellor of the Dutchy ; and Master of the Ordnance." — Mickleton's 

t The parties summoned to attend before the Council-board, as we 
learn £rom the authority quoted in the last note, were, Mr. Neile, 
aboTO named; Mr. Thomas Maacall, attorney; John Qfoth, his 
clerk; Thomas Brantingham; Balph Westgiurth and Christopher 
Bolland, baili& ; and Francis Forster, Thomas Camaby, and Miles 
Sti^ilton, gentlemen. 


the petition of his fathcFi Sir Paul Neile, and on ei- 
prcHsinf; his mmm for his misdemeanour, who dec*larod 
himself ifpiorant that I>r. Granville was his Majesty's 
Chaplain-in-onlinary •." Mr. Neile, however, as we 
learn from Mickleton, lost his office of Under-sheriff. 
i hi his submission he was probably reinstated. 

It would ap{)ear fcom a letter, written soon after this 
occurrence, by ^fr. Isaac liasire to the Karl of lUth, 
that the sharp lesson whi(*h this arrest taught him as 
to the results of imprudent management of financial 
matters was not altogether thrown away upon I>r. Gran- 
ville. He ap{M^ars to have circumscribed his expendi- 
turt* within more prudent limits, but it is manifest also, 
from his brother-in-law's letter, that his thoughts had 
begun even then to turn in the direction of the dignity 
to whi(*h he afterwanb attaininl. The postscript to this 
lett4T evidently shews that Dean Sudbury *s health was 
supposed to be breaking, and it is no less clear from its 
commencement that the Earl of liath's interest with the 
King had been sought in onler that I>r. Granville might 
su^Tcd him. His accession to it might free him, it was 
hope<l, from the embarrassments which pressed upon him, 
and his fitness to fill a distinguished post is vouched for 
by Mr. liasire with the warm partiality of a devoted 
friend and near connexion. The instances which Mr. 
Rasire gives of I>r. (franville*s readiness and ability as 
a prea<*her shew him to have been a man of very con- 
siderable |K)wer. 

With the exception of a congratulatory letter to Arch- 
bishop Sancnift on his accession to the prinuu^y, written 
by I>r. Granville from Aix in Provence in lti7^, there 

* Fmoi Xhi* Act I)ook of the Dean and Chapter of Ihirham. 
vQuotrd in Zouch*t Life of Smlbiirj.) 


is little in his correspondence at this particular period 
which possesses very peculiar interest. The letters 
which appear are few in number, and relate almost ex- 
clusively to his private concerns, which seem indeed to 
have been at all times in a very hampered state. " I 
cannot manage nor mind these money affairs," is his 
own candid confession. But, in justice to him, it must 
also be said, that an honourable readiness to discharge 
his obligations was never wanting, even at the cost of a 
ruinous discount. We find him telling Mr. Isaac Basire, 
whose brother appears to have advanced him money, and 
to have been put to some inconvenience by its non-pay- 
ment, that ^^ he is so far from being unconcerned for him 
that he would gladly betake himself to his old bad hus- 
bandry, and give 20/. per cent, rather than bee should 
longer want it." 

But we need not dwell longer upon these results of 
thoughtless • and profuse expenditure. It brought with 
it its own punishment, embittering many an hour of his 
after life, and occasioning much self-reproach and pain- 
ful retrospection. Enough has been said to give truth 
to the portrait by the laying in of the shadows, let us 
proceed to the more pleasing task of giving prominence 
to the brighter parts of the picture, by recording some 
of those indications of character which drew forth from 
Barnabas Oley, the biographer of the saintly Herbert, 
and himself an eminently religious man, '^ the expression 
which he usually had when he mentioned him," — " the 
title of the truly pious and devout good man. Dr. Gran- 
ville;" and which, as we have seen, rendered him not 
unworthy, in the eyes of Bishop Cosin, to fill the re- 
sponsible post of Archdeacon of Durham, at a time 
when no small amount of judgment and firmness was 


re<{uire<l for the worthy discharge of ita rotpootible 

It 18 at all times interesting to mark the modus 
opt^rnndi which has been adopte<l at {periods uf partictdar 
exif^*ncy by those whose position or character mark 
thcni out as leaders* The Restoration was such a 
period. Monarchy was a^rain U) resume its sway as the 
mode of civil government, and Episcopacy was oooe 
more established as the form of ecclesiastical rule. 
But the relations of scxriety, both in its temporal and 
religious aspects, were greatly disorganized. As regards 
the latter, as has already been oWrved, the difficulties 
which beset the Hisht»ps of the Church of England when 
they resumed their functions were many and multiplied. 

Disorder and the abuse of private judgment were 
bi^ytmd all question the prominent excesses of those by 
whom the religious feelings of the people were directed 
during the period of the Commonwealth, and to repress 
this unscriptural and Utopian licence was the great 
object of the leaders of the Church of England. With 
Yi view to this they sought above all things to obtain 
uniformity, and a thorough obedience to the rubricka 
and canons of the Church ; more especially on the part 
of the clergy. Cpon this leading principle they acted, 
and to this we owe the review of the Liturgy in 1601 
and the consequent Act of Cniformity. The pniceod* 
ings of the authorities of the (*hurch at that time, and 
the {mssing of that Act, have been often censured as 
t4io unlientiing, and not sufficiently marked by prudent 
conciliatitm. Uut the accusation, if just, is one to which 
the stat4' of the times and the history of the recent ex- 
cesses furnish the best reply. Just as the prevalence of 
a particular heresy within the Chorch has ever canted 


an exaggerated prominence, so to speak, given to 
the opposite truth by those who deeply feel the danger 
of the error; so, at the period in question, the passive 
obedience to rulers, and the rigid and unbending ad- 
herence to rubrick and canon which were souofht to be 
80 carefully enforced, might be said to be but an in- 
stinctive attempt to tighten the cords of discipline which 
had become so fatally relaxed when Rebellion was a war- 
cry and all reverent observance and decent ceremonial 
in the worship of Gtxl became the object of contempt 
and hatred. But it was more than this. There is a 
necessary coiinection between doctrine and discipline. 
And the rulers of the Church were too learned and 
sagacious not to accept this as an axiom. They knew 
full well that, to meet the necessities of man's complex 
nature, spiritual truth requires to be incorporated with 
forms, and ceremonies, and outward symbols, and that 
rule and order are necessary to its existence. The Puritan 
overlooked this» His was more a religion of feeling 
than of obedience ; and technical creeds, and positive 
enactments as to seasons and ceremonies, were, in hil 
eyes, only chains and fetters which destroyed the free- 
dcmi of an enlightened worshipper. But excesses as 
gross as they were inconsistent in those who so loudly 
damonred for the exercise of their own Christian liberty, 
had accompanied the ascendancy of such views, and 
wane too recent to be either forgotten or overlooked. 

The line therefore which every devout and pious 
churchman of that time might be expected to take would 
be more especially on the side of rituatl order and ob- 
aenrance. The hatred which the Puritans bore to forms 
and ceremonies, their impatience of rule, and their re- 
Inctanoe to subcnrdination were neither extinct nor para- 


lyscd by the restontion of Af onarchy and Episcopacy : 
and any tbing whicb tbrows ligbt upon tbc manner in 
wbieh Cburcb principles were carried out, and in wbich 
cburcb-men went to work to counteract I'uritanic in- 
fluences can scarcely be re);ardcd as either useless or 
uninteresting. The reader will be able to glean, in the 
course of the pages which follow, some information of 
this nature, in the diocese of which Cosin was Bishop, 
and Granville Archdeacon, and subsequently Dean. It 
is important, moreover, to bear in mind, that the prin* 
ciples and practices which they inculcated and carried 
out, with more or less success, were those of an older 
school, wherein had been trained such men as Wren, 
Bishop of Norwich, the saintly Herbert, Hammond, and 
many others, who, though thoroughly opposed to the 
spirit and practices of Puritanism, were yet unbending 
enemies of the corruptions of the Church of Itome. 

The'great strength of any Church must always lay in 
her parochial ministrations, and the manner in which 
they are carried out and discharged by those who m^rve 
It her altars; and no document or work is uninteresting 
which tends to throw light upon the manner in whic-h 
the Clergy, at any period of the Church's histor}% have 
performed their onlinary but all important functions. 

( )f the manner in which parochial work was carried 
out in the 17th i*entury we have been accustomed to 
form some notion from the ideal picture which the han<l 
of lietirge Herliert has trare<i in his ** Conmr Paiwox," 
a work of which the lapse of more than two centuries 
has neither destroyed the charm nor remlercd obsolete 
the instructive less4>ns. But in the course of the pages 
which follow will tie found a very curious and instructive 
doc!ument bearing upon this subject^ and afliNrding a 


Iife-Iik6 picture, not imaginary but real, of what, in 
modem phrase, would be called the working of a parish. 
It is the paper of Directions already mentioned as having 
been issued by Granville in 1669. to his Curates at 
Easington and Sedgefield. The minuteness and par- 
ticularity with which, in his double capacity of Rector 
and Archdeacon, he enjoins the observance of rubrics, 
the manner in which he enters into various details 
respecting the services of the Church and the inter- 
course of his Curates with the parishioners, the practical 
common sense and evident sincerity of its tone, render 
this a very valuable illustration, not only of the period 
to which it belongs, but of the religious feeling and 
character of the writer. Not one of the least interest- 
ing indications of the latter is the recommendation he 
gives his Curates to observe, ^^ as far as they shall be 
able, the Venerable Mr. George Herbert's method and 
rule, prescribed in his * Country Parson, or character of 
an holy Priest,' which book," he goes on to say, " as I 
recommend to all the Clergy in my Jurisdiction, so do I 
more especially to my Curates, for their rule and direc- 
tion in order to the exemplary discharge of their func- 
tion, having always made it mine.'' A striking testi- 
mony to the value of Herbert's book, a,nd to its popu- 
larity as a compendium of pastoral theology. It is 
worth remarking also, that high as were Granville's 
Tiews and feelings on the subject of the passive obedi- 
ence which some writers seem to imagine was the chief 
and almost only doctrine preached by the clergy of his 
school, we find little or no indication of any desire to 
give it prominence in his parochial teaching. The 
pulpit was, by his direction, to be " reserved for more 


xxYiii nmoDucnoM. 

•ubstantiall and eisentuU truths, at the doctrines of 
Faith, Itepentance, Loye, Obedience, Temperance, tcc/^ 

At the time these Directions were issoed Bishop Cosin 
was still living, and prosecuting the work of reoonstnu> 
tion in his Diocese. Some interesting testimonies to the 
success of bis efforts are found in a diary kept by Granrille 
in the year 1683, of which, unfortunately, only a small part 
has been preserved. He details, amongst other things, 
some conversations he bad with the Lord Primate of 
Scotland, and that eminent person Sir William Dug- 
dale. The latter appears to have entered into some 
particulars respecting bis progress into the north, on 
his heraldic visitation in the year lOGG, and ^^ spake 
much in comendation of Bishop Cosins and I>r, Basiere, 
highly comending the conformity of the place." The 
IVimate eiprt'sses himself to the same effect, taking 
occasion ^^ to repeate bis comendations of the good order 
and conformity of our Diocesse, saying that Bishopp 
Cosins was a great man, and an excellent governor.** 

At the time that (tranville was recording these testi- 
monies to the worth of that eminent prelate, twelve 
years had passed away since bis removal (in 1671) from 
the scene of bis labours. But bis strong and vigorous 
mind had left its impress behind, and upon none more 
strongly than his son-in-law and Archdeacon, Denis 
Granville, who exempli6ed in his own person, and 
strove to impress upon all who came within the sphere 
of his influence, that strict conformitv which Cosin had 
taken so much pains to enforce. 

But it was evidently uphill work. ^ The exact con- 
formity which Bishop Cosins set on foot *' in his dioctrse 
was not easily maintained, and arguments were brought 


against Dr. Granville's efforts to keep it up ^^ from the 
practice of the generality of eminent^ clergy elsewhere, 
and sometimes from the practice of the very Cathedrals.'' 
So we find him complaining to Sir William Dugdale. 
Yet, in spite of all this, as compared with others the 
diocese of Dmrham maintained a high position. We 
find Granville telling his Sovereign that it was ^t with- 
out dispute the most exemplary county for good order 
and conformity of any in the nation." 

His efforts were especially directed at this time to the 
general and permanent establishment of three things, 
viz. a strict observance of the 55th Canon with respect 
to the use of Bidding Prayer, Daily Prayer in Parish 
Churches, and Weekly Sacraments, at least, in Cathe- 
drals. The first seems to have been a point of order 
on which he laid great stress, even to the extent of per- 
sonally pressing the subject upon the attention of his 
Boyal Master*. Bishop Cosin had attached, as we 
learn, considerable importance to it, for the obvious 
reason that the semi-conformists, or puritanical party 
of the Church of England, took advantage of the ab- 
sence of any express rubric with respect to it, and pre- 
faced their sermons with prayers of their own devising, 
which, as Sir William Dugdale observed, " was a shibo- 
leth whereby to distinguish the fanatic party, and that 
if the liberty which ministers take, bee not seasonably 
check'd, it may ones more runne down the liturgy f ." 
With regard to the second the reader will find some 
interesting observation in Granville's letter to Arch- 
bishop Sancroft of the 26th Sept. 1683, wherein is 

* Miscellaneous Correspondence, &c., p. 169. 
t Ibid. p. 167. 


mentioned also a fact of tome importance, namely, thai 
thnmgb his instrumentality Daily Prayers and Monthly 
Sacraments were an established practice in the most 
considerable country parishes of his Archdeaconry \ 
and that many other places could be prevailed upon 

* It b worthy of obienratioo bow much psios were lakeo to obUaa 
obedience to the Rubric which enjoiot Dailj Pnijer upon the Clergj. 
A tenet of Article* were tent bj Archbtthop Saoeroft, in Julj 168H, 
to til the Bithopt in hit Prtirince, for circuUtion tmongvt the Clerfj. 
In one of tbete he recommemit, ** That thej perform the dailj office 
publiclj in til mtrket and other grp«i towut, uid even in village* and 
lett populout placet brin^; people to public prarert at frequentlj at 
mar be: etpeciallj on tuch liajt and tt such timet at the Rubriet 
and Canont appoint, on Holy />0yf, and their A*re», on Kmhtr and Ro- 
pUiom Daft, on H'ieJmesJayt and Fridsyt in each wodi, and espectallj 
in AJteni and Lent** 

Nor wat the detire for a general obterranoe of thit practice ooo* 
fined to thote churchmen who afWwanit became Non-jurom. Some, 
at an? rate, amongtt thote who twore allegiance to Wiilian III. 
were likeminded with them at to thit point, and indeed at to moti 
other matter*, with the tole eiceptiou of the tubject of the Oath. A 
Pattoral lietter of Arvhbijhop Sharp, who ■ucceoded Laapluj;h in 
the See of York, in 10U1, contaitit a n*commenilation aimott identical 
with the one jutt quoted from SancroA't Articlet. Bithop P^riek 
tpeakt even nnire ttroci|(lj : — **The verj firtt thing in the Book of 
Common Frajer detrnret to be tehoutlj oontiderod : where jou art 
enjofned to tty Jlakly Iks Momimy mm J Kremimf Prmyer €%iher prmmi elf 
or Oftrmly, moi beimy Ui by tickmtSM^ or some oihtr mryemi emus. It it 
potBible, I am ture, to obtenre one part of thit injunction if jou ean* 
not obtenre the other. That it, if jou cannot procure a eoogregatiaQ 
to meet dailr in the Church ; jet jrou maj, and therefiire oQ^t« to 
read the terrice of the Church in jour own familirt either prtomieiy 
or openly, moi heimy Ui by su-l'meMS, or sowte oiker mryemi twmse ; nhicll 
eann4»t happen errrr dar. Thit, if tolemnlj prrformrd, would be a 
powerful mc*aiit to prrtenre an awful tente of God continuallj upoo 
juur mindt. and Ui makr yomr§eiret mmJ yomr /mat$I%es ttkoisomts rjr* 
mmtpUs to tkrjiock of Ckrut ; at Tou protniM'd to endcarour at jour 
ordination/*- lA*ttrr Uy hit Clery^ bj Simon Patrick, Bithop of 13v. 
Ixindon . printed fur Ric. Cbitarll. Mncicti. 


^* to observe the like good ordier, if the Cathedral did 
not authorize the breach of law in having no weekly 
sacrament." To the restoration of the latter, therefore 
he devoted all his strength, evidently regarding it as a 
sort of main-spring upon which the orderly working of 
the rest of the diocese very greatly depended. It was 
a matter which for years he urged with the utmost per- 
severance, not only, as he tells Sir William Dugdale, 
" for the honour of God's service," but as being " the 
only considerable matter in our Cathedral or Diocess 
which Bishop Cosins left uncompleted." Of his anxiety 
on the subject there are many indications in the follow- 
ing pages, but it may not be out of place here to record 
also some extracts from his letters on the subject to his 
friend Dr. Comber, which are given in the Life of that 
Divine, now a very scarce book. He speaks of waiting 
upon the Archbishop of York concerning his " great 
affair about the weekly sacrament, which above all other 
matters oppresses his mind." He has Dr. Beveridge's 
warm sympathy. " I am told," he adds, " by Dr. Beve- 
ridge that it is intended to have one, when St. Paul's is 
rebuilt, in that Cathedrall; and by the Dean of Canter- 
bury that they are likely soon to set one up in their 
church, which will have a great influence on all the 
cathedrals in the kingdom. Dr. Beveridge his devout 
practice and order in his church, doth exceedingly edify 
the city, and his congregation encreases every week : he 
hath seldom less than fourscore, sometime six or seven 
score communicants, and a great many young appren- 
tices, who come there every Lord's day with great devo- 
tion. The doctor approves of my honest designes, and 
hath confirmed mee very much in my resolutions, and 

xxxn ncTRODucnoK. 

will bee I promiM mvselfe a very uieful friend to mee *.** 
In another letter he urges on I>r. Comber to aMitt him, 
in the roott strenuous terms. ^* To retume to mv old 
topick of pushing on the trtekl}/ socramefit^ jou and I 
are more particularly concerned in this good worke than 
any other clerg}'men that I know of in the whole pro- 
rinoe, and I am certaine that it it the expectation of 
severall clergy and devout people in these parts that wee 
should doe more than others. You are looked upon to 
bee the greatest champion for the Common Prayer- 
Itooke in the whole country, (nay, perchance in all 
England;) and I am considered as one of the more 
exac*t observers of the rubrick, and sticklers for con* 
formity ; ami I dare without pride or vanity owne thai 
I am an heartv lover of the booke, and have in mee 
some innate love of order. Really, l>r. Comber, this is 
a great and excellent worke, and will doe God more 
service than all your past labours or my past indeavours 
since our fintt coming int4) the ministry. It will have 
a wonderfull influence over all the north, and shame the 
oth<T cathtHirallrt into the like practice : which aocom* 
panied with such a circular letter as my L#ord of Can* 
terbury intends to nend to the bishops of his owne pro- 
vint*e, would in a powrrfull manner preach to all the 
inferior clergy* not only fre<}uent communion, but exact 
c«niformity. Without doubt these means that are of 
(*hrist*s <iwne institution, and the inaim|)arable esta- 
bliiihed onler of our owne church (the most incom- 
parable and um^xceptionable institution in all Christen* 
dome, ) are the most probable means to revive religion, 

* Conbrrt hdt of i ombcr, p. 17i>. 


deyotion, oonformity and loyalty in the land*. The 
Editor of Dr. Comber's life does not give the dates of 
these letters, but from the place assigned them in his 
volume they were in all probability written in 1683, the 
year in which, as we learn from his Journal, and other 
sources, Grranville was especially engaged in urging the 
necessity of this return to exact conformity, upon the 
highest authorities in the Church. His representations 
were not without their weight. Weekly Communion 
was soon afterwards established ^^ in the Metropolitical 
Church of Canterbury, as appears from a letter of Dr. 
Tillotson, Dean of Canterbury, still extant f," and in 
1685 " the Archbishop of York issued his commands to 
have the holy Sacrament administered every Lord's day 
in the cathedral at York, and on the 26th April this 
laudable practice first began J." A letter from Dr. 
Granville to his friend Comber is written in the most 
enthusiastic terms on the receipt of this intelligence, 
declaring that ^^hee is ready to absolve him from all 
his sins for the comfortable news hee sends him of the 
weekly sacrament being set up in the cathedrall at 
Yorke." And in the Cathedrd of Durham, also, his 
perseverance in the revival of "this long sleeping 
rubric," as Comber calls it, was at length successful §. 
From a letter addressed by Granville to Archbishop 
Sancroft in October, 1685, we find that an Injunction 
had recently been issued by the Bishop for its restora- 
tion. The position he had then attained as Dean of 

• Comber's Life of Comber, p. 182. ^ t Ibid. p. 184. 

X lb. p. 204. It fell into desuetude, however, in the course of the 
next oenturj. Archbishop Harcourt ordered its resumption in 1841. 

§ In this Cathedral, as far as the Editor is aware, its observance 
has never since been intermitted. 


xxxir iJCTRoDrcnox. 

Durham no doubt ailded weif^ht to his rqircscntationt 
on the subject. 

To this (iif^nity he was promoted in December 1G84, 
on the dtH*eaiie of Dr. John Sudbur\\ whose health had 
lonf; been failinfi^. The likelihood of a speedy racancr 
occasioned somewhat of a struf^gle for the fpre^i prefer- 
ment which he held. The powerful interest of the Karl 
of Ilath had lieen exerted some time previously to secure 
the Deanery for his brother, in opposition to the scarcely 
less powerful interest of the Bishop of Durham, who was 
etjually anxious to secure it for his nephew, Dr. Moo- 
taf^e. The letters which the Bishop aildresse^l on the 
subject to his Chanc(*llor, Sir Kichanl Lloyd, are both 
curious and amusinf^. In these he dilates at some lenfrth 
upon the relative advantafjes and disadvantaf^ of the 
I>eanery of Durham and the Mastership of Sherbum 
Hospital, a preferment which l>r. Montague already 
held, and tries to induce I>r. (iranville to content himself 
with Sherbum when his nephew should be advanced to 
the I>eanery. Sherbum, however, presented its attrac* 
tions in vain : the Bath interest prevailed over that of 
Crewe, in spite of some opposition on the part of San* 
croft, and Denis (iranville was installed I^ean of Dor* 
ham, n*tainin); also his An*hdeaconry, and the Itectoriea 
of Kasinj^on and Stnlp^field. His ai*(*ession to this 
dif^ity cn'ate<l a vacancy in his prebendal stall, which 
was filled up by the appointment of his m*phew Sir 
Georfje Wheler. 

The restoraticm of WiH»kly Communion in the Catbe* 
dral of Ihirham was, as wv have seen, the first act of 
importance whirh he acxHimplishtHl after his aci*t*ssion 
Ui his new di^rnity. To this he stNin addi^l a further 
revival of antient pnu*ticv: — the preachiiii? of sermons 


in the Cathedral on the Wednesdays and Fridays in 
Advent and Lent. The Dean himself preached the 
opening sermon on the 2d Dec. 1686, being the first 
Wednesday in Advent in that year. It was afterwards 
published. It would appear that a similar course of 
sermons during those seasons was at that time the prac- 
tice of the Metropolitical Church of York, and had for- 
merly been customary in the Cathedral of Durham. 

Much of the subsequent miscellaneous correspondence 
at this period relates to arrangements which were made 
for the gradual liquidation of his incumbrances out of 
the revenues of the Deanery. Nevertheless from re- 
ferences which occur to subjects of more public interest 
we see how matters were then tending. In June 1687 we 
find that the Dean was in London, and he tells us of his 
having been ^^ sorely attaqued at York, and all along the 
road by the voters for non-addresses to the King," but 
he can discern nothing substantial in the arguments by 
which they sought to bring him to their views *. In 
March of the following year the King was on the eve of 
issuing his second Declaration of Indulgence, that fatal 
measure which proved how wrongly he had estimated 
his own strength, and his subjects' submission and 
patience. In the midst of much censure the Dean of 
Durham had nevertheless prepared himself to follow out 

* Amongst those who '' attaqued " him Dr. Comber, no doubt, was 
one. Cartwright, Bishop of Chester, had urged the Dean of York to 
use bis utmost endeavours to prevail upon his Chapter to send an 
Address of thanks to the King for his Declaration of Indulgence, (of 
the 4th April 1687) but Dr. Comber " so eflTectuallj opposed this 
attempt that not a single individual set his hand to the address.** — 
See Comber's Life of Comber, p. 237. Dr. Comber appears to have 
accompanied Dean Granville on his journey to London. 



the prinriples he had always profeMed and taught, viz. 
ail implicit oUnlience to the commandii of his iSovereign : 
— '^if the King goes beyond his commission, he most 
answer for it to God, but Tie not deface one line thereof. 
Ijoi my liege and dread Sovereign intend to do what he 
pleas(*s to me or mine. Yet my hand shall never be 
upon him, so much as to cut off the skirt of his garment. 
In this Magna ( 'liarta aim*d at by the King for esta- 
blishing his I Ktrlaretion, our n*ligion will lie established 
in the first place, and others incaimcitated to hurt us as 
much us we to hurt them. And if we can*t be put into 
better circumstances without resisting the King in lawful 
i^ommands, there is no remetly but Christian patience *.*' 
Consistently with these sentiments, which, in his case, 
were not those (»f a men* sycophantic time-server, like 
his Bishop ((*rewe) the I>ean was one of the few clerg}* 
men who obeytnl the King*s order, and read the DecUu^* 

In the autumn of Hixy^ the intelligence that the 
IVincv of i >rang«* was pn*iMiring an armament for the 
invasion of Kiigland nruihed the ears of the lK*an of 
Ihirham. Anxious to vindicate the antient reputation 
for loyalty of the Hishtiprick of Durham, the Iran's first 
care was to establish, if it were possible, the (Nirishioneni 
of his omntry cures in his own high principU*s of ^* nub- 
jtvtion and allegian<*e to their Sovcrei^i, »hewing them 
that subjects were upcm no considernticm whats^wwr, 
neither of religion, lilierty, nor life, to resist or des«»rt 
their lawful S»ven*igii, tho* he wen* no better than such 
a one St. Paul livinl under, when be writ the Kpistle to 
the K(»mans, not only a heathen, but a cruel |M*rset*ut<ir, 

* MiacellAncotw l\irrr»|ioiidriicr, |». '2M 


a Nero, a Caligula, or a Dioclesian : and that subjects 
to a Christian Prince, and to a prince soe mercifuU and 
gracious as ours, by consequence would be more guilty, 
if they should rebell against or resist him, merely be- 
cause he professed a different religion *." 

He then repaired to his Deanery at Durham, and 
^^ summoned his brethren the Prebendaryes together 
into their Chapterhouse," for the purpose of laying 
before them the duty which he conceived was incum- 
bent on them all to assist the King in his present 
exigency " with their purses, as well as their prayers." 
All present complied with the Dean's proposition, and 
an Act in Chapter was passed granting 700/. for his 
Majesty's service; 100/. from the Dean and 50/. from 
each of the Prebendaries, to which all who were absent 
from Durham at the time, with one exception, gave 
their assent by letter. The Bishop being absent in 
London, Granville next called the Clergy of his Arch- 
deaconry together, to confirm, if it might be, the loyalty 
of the wavering, and to do all that in him lay, as he 
somewhat pathetically expresses it, ^^ to awaken those 
out of their sin whom he could not confirm in their 
duty." In the course of the Address he delivered to 
them he eames^y set before them the duty of assisting 
t^eir Sovereign at the impending crisis, and of securing 
their flocks by every means in their power from being 
seduced by the arguments of his enemies. 

The Dean was further anxious that his brethren 
of the Chapter and the Magistracy of the County 
should have united with him in a loyal address to the 
King, expressive of their horror of the invasion with 
which his dominions were threatened, but the pro- 
• Letter to the Earl of Bath, p. 67. 


pufiition was coldly rcceired, and he was obligixl to 
satisfy himself by forwarding; to his Majesty his own 
personal assurances of devoted allegiance. This addreM 
was intercept4*d at York, and fell into the hands of the 
Karl of Danbv. and the other adherents of the Prince of 
Orange, who hail already seized upon that city, and 
^^were some of them advancing northwards to secura 
Durham and Newcastle.'* A fruitless attempt was made 
by Granville to induce the Magistrates and Itcpoly 
Lieutenants to take mea^iurcs to check this advanoei 
and Durliam was entennl by Ixird Lumley with a small 
force on the 5th of I>ein»mlier, whilst the Dean was 
preaching one of the Advent sermons in the Cathedral. 
No opposition was offeriHl. The Dean was summoned 
to deliver up his arms and horses, and on refusal was 
confined within the walls of the Deanery during the 
occupation of the city by the friends of the invader. 
The IVince of Orange's I>ei*laration having been pub- 

licklv read bv I^)rd Lumlev at the Castle and the 

• • • 

Market Cnias, and sanctioned by the presence of most 
of the countr}' gentry, he was encimraged to demand 
ailmittanix* into Newcastle, but meeting with opposition 
to this farther ailvance he withdrew to York. The 
iKmn now stood alone, or nearly so, ^ an adherent 
of James, but mounted the Cathe<lral pulpit on the 
following Sunclay, with unabated courage, to discharge 
his c*onscienci* by pn*ac'hing another ^^ seasonable, loyall 
sermon .... to |ieniuaile the memliers of that church 
and all the auditor}*, t<i stand firm to their allegiance in 
that day of temptation, an<l never to joyn in the least 
waves with that horrid n*bellion whirh was at that time 
sett on f(N)t in the nation *.** Mattt*rs however wore a 
* Sec tbcM* imo HmDOfia here^tier. pp 9 ami *i3. 


hopeless aspect as far as James' cause was concerned, 
and Granville began to despair of being of any further 
service to his Sovereign by remaining at his post. His 
personal liberty appears also to have been in some 
danger, and after much consideration he finally resolved 
upon flight. 

Accordingly, at midnight of the 11th of December 
Dean Granville quitted the walls of the Deanery, never 
again, as it proved, to re-enter them.. His journey to 
Carlisle, his reception there, and the hardships he un- 
derwent before he could pursue his way to Edinburgh, 
are graphically described by him in his letter to his 
brother, the Earl of Bath. Soon after his arrival in 
Edinburgh an opportunity offered of embarking for 
France, of which he readily availed himself, being 
anxious above all things to join his Sovereign. On the 
19th of March he landed at Honfleur, where he had the 
mortification of learning that he had arrived the very 
day after James' departure from Brest for Ireland. His 
stay here was of short duration, for on the 25th of the 
same month he departed for Rouen, where he took up 
his abode with Mr. Thomas Hackett, an English mer- 
chant resident in that city, from whom he appears to 
have experienced no ordinary kindness and attention. 

In this city he resided at intervals for several years, 
occupjring himself during the earlier part of the time in 
committing to the press the Farewell Sermons and Let- 
ters which are now reprinted. In February 1689-90 he 
undertook " a hazardous journey into England," "whereby 
he got a small sum of money to subsist awhile abroad 

tho' with much trouble and danger, occasioned 

him by an impertinent and malitious postmaster, who 
discovered him in Canterbury." From a letter addressed 


to Sancroft after h\» arrival in Knglancl it is eTidenl 
that he had entirely withdrawn himself from all com- 
munion with those who had taken the oath to the 
new Sovon*igns •. 

I lis determination on this point was not to be shaken. 
Throu(i[h the inten^st of his brother the Karl of liath, 
who, grievously to the I Hum's mortificaticm and sorrow, 
hail sullie<l, as he det»m€*d it, the hitherto stainless loy- 
alty of the house of (iranville by espousing the cause of 
the usurper, he is sai<l to have been enabled for somo 
time to retain his revenu(*s. But after his olistinate 
refusal to take the (mth« he was stripped of his prefer* 
nM^nts on the 1st February- ItiOO-I, the dav fixed bv Act 
of Parliament for the deprivation of all those clergy wlui, 
up to that date, should have refused compliance with the 
conditions which it impose<l. 

"The deanery of Durham, va^^ated by \hr. Granville, 
was offenKl to Mr. Samuel Johnson, the noted author of 
the pamphlet entitliHl 'Julian the AiHMtate/ but he re- 
fuM^I it, as not adt^|uate to his merits. In 16^9 the 
lK*an*s giMMls and chattels were distrained by the Sheriff 
of the County, in cfms4H}uence of his pecuniary embar- 
rassments, and Sir Geo. Wheler purchased his library 

• Sr* ftlM) hifl ''(\mcludinff obtrrrmtiont,** p. 138. Tlis Xoo- 
jun»r» wpTp difidt*«i in thrir opiniofu m to thtg p«Nnt, but ibe m^ 
jiiritT frit tliat ihrr oui;ht iitit rrrn to ftp|)(*mr to join in the |irm?rri 
that WITT now offrrrd in iht* churrhM for William and Marr. Han* 
cruA'fl Tiriri upon the tubji^t were rrnr ttroni;. '^ScTenilof tbe 
prindpsl Non-jurorv haTini; attended the aenrire in the Cbapel al 
Ijunbeih Palace, une of them ai^tin aakrd hit »piiiion aa to the pi>inl 
of tbrir attending the public •enicv of tb<* (*hurrh. lie imniediatelT 
gate tbia deciMte answer : that if thej did. thrv would nc«ti the ab> 
•olutifm at the end, aa well aa the beginning, of the terrier.** — 
irOjiy9 Life oftkncroft, i. 46h 


for £221 •. That Mrs. Granville was reduced to great 
distress on this sad occasion is proved by the following 
order: *Dec. 8. 1690. Whereas upon a complaint made 
to the Chapter on the behalf of Madam Anne Granville, 
wife of Dr. Granville, Dean of this Cathedral, that it 
appears that she is left destitute and unprovided for her 
present subsistence, it was therefore in compassion to 

• In the following extract from a letter to H. Wanley from Dr. 
Smith, Prebendary of Durham, the learned !E!ditor of Bede, we have 
an account of a portion of the Dean's Library. '* The best collection 
we have of Bibles and Common-prayer books in this place is that 
which was made with a great deal of pains by the late Dean Ghranville, 
and is now in the library of our excellent friend Sir G. Wheler, by 
whose leave I have extracted for you what follows in order as they 
stand in their places. 1. Queen Elizabeth's Bible, with Cranmer's 
preface, &c. Imprinted at London by Chr. Barker, 1578. Fol. (with 
distinction of verses). 2. Queen Elizabeth's Bible, imperfect to f. x., 
and from f. xcix. (without distinction of verses). 3. Tiudale's trans- 
lation of -the Bible (in lesser fol.) with his prefaces, &c., printed 
by John Daye, 1651. Dedicated to the King by Bdm** Beck. 

4. Bichard Tavemer's translation, printed by John Byddel for 
Thomas Barthlet, 1539, fol. minor., and dedicated to the King. 

5. Another Edition of Tindale, in a larger letter, with his prologues, 
but printed the same year as above, 1551. Imperfect both in the 
beginning and ending. 6. Another edition of Tindal, with Beck's 
dedication, notes, <Sx;., printed by John Day and William Seres, 1549. 
7. King James's Bible, printed by Eobert Barker, 1616. 8. King 
Henry 8^*' Bible of the largest volume, overseen and perused by 
Cuthbert, Bishop of Durham and Nicolas, Bishop of Bochester, 
printed by £i. Grafton, 1541, with Cranmer's preface. 9. Bible in 
quarto, of a different translation, but yet inscribed Tindale's. Imper- 
fect. 10. Bible translated by Miles Coverdale, without beginning or 
ending. Of Common-prayer-books here is (as I take it) ah entire 
aett, 80 I need not particularize. And thus, Sir, you have all I am 
able to send you from hence, which I hope will however be some 
testimony of the good will of, Sir, your assured friend and humble 
servant, Johh Smith.— Durham, Mar. 19. 1708-9."— Letters to 
H. Wanley. Vol. v. Harleian Coll. 3781. 


ilii INTHODtCnOS. 

her ncccttitiM ordered that Mr. Treasurer for the time 
boin)^ shall allow and pay her twenty pounclii quarterly 
(to hi* reckone<l fnim Michaelmas last past) out of the 
Dean's revenues/ < hi the appointment of I>r. Comber to 
be Dean, ibis onler was renewtnl •." 

The acceptance of the lK»anerj* by Ih*. (omlier, a 
man with whom he hail associatcHl for years on terms of 
the most intimate friendship, was deeply felt by Gran* 
ville, who bitterly writes to Ik^-eridge that he ^^ hath at 
last pro(*laim'<l to all the world that he lov*d my bene* 
fices better than he did my person/* To the last he 
regarded him as an intrmter, and fmm time to time he 
wn>te to him from France, reminding his former friend 
that he considered him only in the light of his steward, 
and that on the restoration of his Sovereign and his 
own c*onsequcnt n'sumption of his prc^fcrments he should 
look to him for a strict account of all the monies he 
had received in the capacity of iK^an of Durham f. 

After the defeat of .lames in Ireland, IV. (tranrille 
repaire<l to the fallen monanh^s court at St. (termain't, 
where his devotion to his Itoyal Master's cause might 
fairly have entitled him to have looke<l for a kind 
re(*eption. But his firm and unalterable attachment to 
his '' Mother the (*hun*h of Kngland/* as he <lelights to 
call her, stcMMl in the way. lie was ^'slightinl by the 
bigotiHl IViiKv for whom he hatl forfeititl everj- worldly 
piss4*ssion because he would nc»t alsii abandon hb 
religion J/' 

It is said, indtn^K that ufion the death of I>r. I^imp* 
lugh that he hail the empty title of An^hbishop of York 

• Zoucb*8 Life of WMcr. Works, ro\. ii. p. 170. 
t Seo 1 ombrr'i Lifr of ComSrr. pp. 309 aiid S3i. 
: Surt€<*s* llitt. Durham, I. 12. 


conferred upon him by James ; but this, if true, forms 
a solitary exception to the ungracious manner in which 
he, and the other members of the Church of England 
were treated, by the master for whom they had sacrificed 
so much. They were desirous, not unnaturally, of 
having a chapel assigned them at St. Germain's "for 
the exercise of their worship according to the Church of 
England ; and proposed Dr. Granville as a fit person to 
be their chaplain : they urged the great incouragement 
such a toleration would give to his adherents in England, 
and what satisfaction it would be to such Protestants as 
followed him : but tho' common policy, and his circum- 
stances made every body believe that this request would 
be easily granted, yet it was positively denied, and Dr. 
Granvile obliged not only to retire from court, but also 
firom the town of St. Germain, to avoid the daily 
insults of the priests, and the dreaded consequences of 
the jealousies with which they posses't King James' 
court against him *." * 

"In 1695 he came incognito to England, but soon 
returned." No allusion to this visit is found in his 
correspondence. Its object was, in all probability, to 
obtain some pecuniary assistance f . 

• View of the Court of St. Germain, p. 6. Quoted in the Biog. 
Brit. Art. Denifl Granville. " None of his Protestant followers were 
Ousted. Colonel Cannan refusing to join the Church of Eome was 
reduced to a very small allowance. Being sick, he received the 
Sacrament of Dr. Granville, hut some priests actually thrust a wafer 
down his throat after he hecame insensible, and published that he 
died a member of the Church of Bome. It seems that the priests, 
and no doubt the King approved, endeavoured to bring over every 
Protestant to their own Church." — Macky's Memoirs, xxxvi., xliii. 
Quoted by Lathbury, Hist, of the Non-jurors, p. 110. 

f A plan was set on foot by Mr. KcttleweU in this year for the 
relief of the Non-juring clergy, many of whom were reduced to great 


xliv INTW>DLCTI(>N. 

Aftor loavin^; St. (uTmain he rctirwl to Corbeil, a 
place which |H»HS4»ssiHl inten*st in h\» eye« as havinf^ 
foriiuHl part of the |N>HHosi»i(iiw of his remote anct*storB« 
and where he appt^an to have met with respect and 
attention an the (li*srenclant of one of its ancient lortls. 

In a U'tter written from this plaice in 1702, of which 
only a {M)rtion has lieen pn'M»r\'(Hl« and which was pro* 
Imhly addn*sH4Hl to his nephew. Sir Cicor^^ Wheler, he 
a4*knowKHl|{eH the nH*eipt of '' a si^asonahle supply of 
iJO/./' and HH'ounts with some de^jret? «>f quiet humour 
the tlrjtaf^rnm'Ns attending u{Mm his rheumatic attacks, 
and the attempts which were made to i^onvert him to 
the faith of the Chun*h of Rome. It is somewhat 
affectin): to read this, the hist {Mirtitm (»f his correspond* 
ence which has \wvn pn*s4Tved, an<l to mark the cdd 
man's unhmken spirit, the chcvrfuhit^ss with which he 
writes, and his unwavering attachment in {xiverty and 
exile to the Church at nhosi* altars he had S4*n'e<l. 

('optroven»ial sul»jects ap{K*ar to have Uvn pressed 
ufMin him hy the pri<*sth<MMl of th<* placv with c»fficious 
{MTtinacity, hut ht» n^fuM'^I to In* drawn int4» disputation, 
and their endea\oars w«*re utterly futile. He ilieil, as he 
had livi*d, ;i true and ^enuim* S4>n (»f the (*hurch of 

We dcri\i* the foIlDuin;: account of his last hours 
from a MS. note written hy I>r. KaMJinson in his t*opy 
of the '• Fan^wcll S*»rmons, &c." 

'•I>r. <tranville sickenM on Thursday the 1 2th of 

in«|ii:rnc«*. It ma« uiirtioniNl h\ the drprmii lii*hi>pii. but tS«>u|^ 
ni»thiiii; ci>ul«I »«*11 Kt» ni'iH' h.inu]fft» ttiaii tr.r |ini«'^*«Miini*. «t nt-trr- 
thclrpfi ririt«*«i tht* jrali'UKT *»( ihv (ftivi-nirnrnt. an-i Hmhcp Km ««• 
iuuininiM'ii brforr thr Vn\j I'uunt-tl l«i aunwrr itTtAin intrm>ir»t' •nr« 
rrtiMx-tiug It. Sn' I^thbun't llitt of th«* Nuii-jur\rn. |> lt>:i. 


April, 1703, N. S., continued ill that night and the 
next day (at Corbeil, 7 leagues from Paris, upon the 
Seyne, in the way to Fontainebleau, where he commonly 
resided, and was much' delighted with the place, and 
the rather because he there discovered the original of 
his ancestors). On Saturday the 14th finding himself 
something better, he went to his lodgings at Paris, upon 
the Fossed St. Victoire. On Sunday the 16th the ague 
or fever retum'd, continued the 16th and 17th, and on 
Wednesday the 18th at 6 in the morning he dyed, 
and was privately bury'd in consecrated ground within 
the city of Paris *, either that or next night, [by Dr. 
Taylourf, from whom I took this account June 9th 
1713.] attended by Mr. Thomas Higgins his nephew and 
some few of his acquaintance of the Church of England." 

Dr. Granville never had any family. Little allusion 
to his wife occurs in the correspondence. From the 
memorandum quoted by Dr. Zouch from the Act Book 
of the Dean and Chapter of Durham as to the pension 
allowed her by that Body, it would appear that she bad 
not followed her husband in his exile. 

A portrait of the Dean, after Beaupoille, engraved by 
the famous Edelinck, is prefixed to the copy of hi& 
^^ Farewell Sermons, &c." in the Bodleian, and is marked 
as one of the rarest prints in the British Series J. An 

* Another MS. note hj Dr. Eawlinson tells ns that the place of 
his interment was the lower end of the H0I7 Innocents' Church 
jud in that city. 

t •* Of Seyenstoke in Worcestershire, and a Non-juror. Vide the 
Appendix to Eettlewell's Life." — Note by Dr. Eawlinson. 

X The print has the following inscriptions. Bound the portrait, 
"DiosTSius GsAiTTiLLS, Decanus Dunelmensis. ^t. su^ 54. 
Beaupoille pinxit. G. F. Edelinck sculp.*' Below, " Impensis Thorns^ 
Haoquet, Botomagensis hospitis.*' Underneath is a shield, with the 


impression from the name plate is similarly prefixed to 
the eopy in the British Museum, with a note telling; us 
that ''The print of I>r. (iranville was the pft of the 
n'lipous Lady Joanna ThonihilK sister of I Van Granville^ 
to I>r. Smith, afterwanls Provost of (Queen's College.'* 
The {Kirtrait is rhararteristir and is Ix^autifully enj^ved. 
In a letter aiddn*ss4*d to his nephew Mr. Itevill Gnm* 
ville, u|H)n his enterin<; intn holy (»rders« I^ird I.4insdowiie 
has drawn the I Kuan's character in the following 
eulopstir terms: — "You had an unrle, I>r. IVnnu 
(iranville, lK*an of Ihirham. whose nu*morv' I shall ever 
n*ven»; make him your example. Sanctity sat so easy, 
so una(fiH*t4Hl, and so ^racvful u{Mm him, that in him we 
lM*lield the v«*r}' lM*auty of holiness. He was as ehearful, 
as familiar, ami <*i>nilescc>ndin^, in his rfmven»ation, as 
he was strict, n^ular, and exemplar}' in his piety: as 
well hre<l and ac*(*i»mplished as a ccmrtier; as reTerend 
and venerable as an aiMwtle: he was indeed in every 
thing a|)ostolic*al, for he aliamloned all to follow hb 

lortl and master. Mav vcm resemble him! Ma? be 

• • • 

n*vive in you ! May his spirit descvnd upcm you, as 
Klijah's u{)im Klisha! and may the gn^at (iod of hearen, 
in guiding, directing, ami stn*ngthening your picMis 
n'solutions, {)our down his licst and choicest blessings 
u|K)n you •." 

(iraii^illi* b«-ani)ir«. Kaun;* an iiiBcnptiun on rithrr niile an fullow*:-— 
*' 1. .S-n*niA»uiiUiu l>>itiiiiiutn Jarobum S4<cuiiJutii Mai;ii» lintAnoi* 
li4-;:im M^utuAtit 111 (fA^iiaMi. Anno IG^s. *1. Pn^ptrr fiJrliUtm 
»iiam I^itiitiiti |{<*i*i l'rinri)M- Armuiiaiviiiii i\fn»iuim Ani;lur UMiqMuate 
d(*|irnatiu tuit. Auim lolU." 

* I««»nl I.»n»il<i«fio't lrtt«-r «:ki« |iu1»1i4K4h1 iti th<* |in*fftcr to a 
|>afn{>hu't I'lititlri " All fh'fuin «hrtlit«r \\.v l**in«taii riiun^'O u of 
All) Iti'tif'tit. i»r tmli an uM-ful) tMUMtiutlit^ t4» \ tntiiu|* iimtioii. bf«>. 
L(»n(iun 1 7112. rnnUxl for Wratcr Uickrrt«in.'* 


Due allowance must be made for the partiality of a 
near kinsman, and consequently for expressions which 
may be allowed to wear the aspect of exaggeration; but 
in spite of the infirmities and consequent errors which 
often accompany an ardent and impetuous temperament, 
there was a substratum of genuine excellence in the 
Dean's character which went far to justify the warm 
and laudatory expressions of his affectionate nephew. 
Nascitur a sociis is a trite and well worn proverb, and 
we may be well assured that men like Beveridge and 
Comber would not have given their friendship to one 
who had not many qualities of mind and heart in unison 
and accordance with their own undoubted excellence 
and real piety. Of the sincerity of the Dean's religious 
feelings there can be little doubt, and their outward 
expression, it is almost unnecessary to say, was ever in 
subordination to the rules and ordinances of his spiritual 
mother the Church of England. His devoted attach- 
ment to that Church and his unswerving loyalty to an 
ungrateful Sovereign are indeed traits in his character 
which cannot be over-estimated, and to which it is 
impossible for any one to refuse his meed of approbation. 
The sacrifice of interest to conscience is a thing which 
must ever command admiration. 

Without making any pretence to deep learning. Dean 
Granville was evidently no contemptible scholar, and 
possessed natural abilities of no mean order. He 
appears to have devoted some attention to liturgical 
studies ; to the prosecution of which " the good advice 
which he had many times from Bishop Cosins," and 
also, as it would seem, from Bancroft, appears to have 
inclined him. We have an interesting testimony to his 
desire of furthering the growth of learning among the 

Xl viii IKTRciDrCTK ).V. 

younger clergy of the diocx^sc in a letter from Sir (ieorge 
Wh«*ler to the Rev. Ilamond Beaumont*, who had been 
(iranville*ri C'uratir at Se<l;^efield, dated Augutit 19th, 
1(>03. After alluding to the ''pious and devout temper'* 
which diMtinguif(he<l the iK^an when an under-graduate 
at Oxford, ai» testifunl by Bishop ( n*we, and to bin zeml 
in the restoration (»f the Wt^ekly Sacrament in the 
Cathedral of hurham, he gtH^s cm to speak of '* his pur- 
pose to make the ( athedral the great S4*minar}' of young 
Divines for the I>i<ii^'ss4*; and to this end, to invite 
ingenuous young men to \h* Minor-Canons, he got this 
onler {Mist in Chapter, that what preferment the (*hapter 
had to disiMMk* of, the Minor-( an(»ns, according to their 
seniority, meritts, and <tes4»rts, should have the option 
liefore any other; and to further them in their studies, 
did intend them the use of the College librar}' ; and that 
they might continue a regtdar and cM>llegiate life, had 
often thoughts of pitting them KMlgings enacted in the 
Collwlgef." In c<mnexion with this it may bi* obwTred 
that his (*urat«Hs np{M*ar to have rei*<'iv4Hl from him 
s^miewhat of a domi^tic and iiermmal training. Soma 
{lassagi^s in the pages whi(*h follow lead to the inference 
that they formed {mrt of his hous4*hold ^, often acting as 
his nmanueuMni, and no doubt re<vivinsr directions from 
him as to the prosivuti<m of their studies §. 

* llaniond IWumont hm onUtocd lK*«inin sod licmecd m Curate 
of Sut^m on the Forvst of (»mltrv«, irith MatcH, IGOj.^iix %m/orm : 
C li H. 

t Surt****** II iff. I>urluun. I. 175. 

X «S«e, III partiruUr, tho I^rao'i Ix*ttcr to hit ('urates, p. 123. 

I It !• pn»bAblc* that this «aji not a yvrj unusiuiJ thi&K amoiifil 
th« churi*hiii^n of that pcnod. Thr f«illufiifi(; ritract fnmi Um 
c«*rTr«|>.ii)(lciici* bf'tfitvn (tnuivillt* and Hr. i\imlM*r would wt^m to 
jtuttfr this »u|>|HMition. S|M*aktng uf Mr. I^Affchaa, a bruClier* in-law 


The Editor does not conceive it necessary to oflfer any 
remarks upon the motives or reasons by which the Dean 
was actuated in refusing to recognize the Prince of 
Orange as Eing, and in submitting to the deprivation of 
his preferments which followed that course of conduct. 
The merit of consistency at all events must be allowed 
him. He tells us himself that " his, religion and loyalty 
were not of the new cut," and that for six and twenty 
years previous to the abdication of James he had upheld 
the principles which led him then to abandon every 
thing to follow his Master, " valuing his innocency and 
quiet of conscience more than' the best *Bishoprick and 
Deanery in England." Of the validity of the arguments 
by which he fortified himself in the course which he 
adopted difierent notions will be entertained according 
to the political bias of the reader. No one, probably, in 
the present day, will be found so far imbued with the 

of the latter, the Dean writes : — '* I am persuaded that to be your 
aasiatant for a year or two in your cure, and you superintend his 
ttudies, and make him a complete churchman, would bee most eligible, 
and I see nothing to contradict it but camall reasoning. I am of 
opinion that if he had not been diverted from his designe of living 
with mee some time at Easington (though hee would not have had 
halfe the advantage as by living with you, in point of learning and 
^ecolative divinity,) it would have been more profitable for him than 
the taking upon Um such a cure as you have in view for him. Not 
doubting of the reality of what I say, I have invited my nephew, Sir 
QeoTgd Wheeler (who writ the Travels and went into orders last 
year,) to come and live with mee, and officiate for mee in the same 
eticnmstances that Mr. Purchas was to have done. Sure I am itt 
will bee noe nnvnse thing in mee to secure him, as I should thereby 
eDJoy the company and assistance of a learned and pious coadjutor, 
with whom I should bee the better pleased, because hee is an hearty 
lover and honaurer of my Master Comber ^ and a zealous studier of his 
CommoD-Fhiyer Book."— Comber's Life of Comber, p. 181. 



tM»ntimont8 of a party t»o totally extinct as the Non- 
jun)r8 as to mx^inl his unqualified assent to all the 
ponitions which they held ; and few now can fail to tee 
that, in spite of much that was douhtful, nay e?en 
morally wron^% in the conduct of the chief actors and 
leaders in the Kevoluticm of l(i8H, it yet inaugurated 
for this rauntry, under the overruling hand of Dinne 
Providemt^ an era of {Militical frtHnlom, and of conse- 
quent moral and tUM-ial progress, uniH)ualled in any 
previous {KTitNl of our Country's history. 

IltHiides the *' Farewell Sermons, &c." which form 
part of the present volume, the Dean puhlishe^l the 
followini; works: — 1. The (*omplcat ( onformist; or sea- 
sonable Advii^e concerning strict C onforraity and frequent 
celebration of the Holy Communion, preached on the 
7th of Jan. liein^ the first Sunday after the Kpiphany, 
l<iH2, in the Cathedral Church of Durham; on .John 
i. 29. I^mdon: XOH-l. 4to. To which is adde<U Advice : 
or a lA»tter written to the Clcr^^ of the Anhdeactmrj* of 
Durham, iu the same pur{)ose. 2. Sermon preai*hed in 
the CathiMlral Church of Durham, up<m the Revival of 
the anticnt, laudable Practice of that, and some other 
(atluHlrals, in having; Sennons on Wednesdays and 
Fridays, during Advent and Ix^nt: on Uom. xiii. 11. 
I^mdon: IGhU, 4to. This S»rmon was preached on the 
2nd of I>ec. It5h5, U^ing the first VVeilnewlay in Advent. 
3. Counsel ami diretrtions divine ami moral: In plain 
and familiar I^'tters of Advii-e to a young (Jentleman 
his Nephew, s<M>n after his Admission int4i a College in 
Oxon. I^ondon: lOsri. >^vo. 

The Kditor U»gs to a<*knowliHlge, on the |>art of the 
SrRTKi> Sh'iety, the courtinms ^*adinc^s with which 
the lV*an and Chapter of Durham allowetl a transcripl 


to be made of the various contents of the MS. Collection 
entitled " Deane Granville " now edited. It would be 
ungrateful if he did not likewise record his own indi- 
vidual thanks to that Body for the liberal access at all 
times permitted him to other Books and MSS. in their 
Library, a privilege which has enabled him to furnish 
the illustrative matter contained in the Appendix. To 
the late Keeper of the Bodleian Library, Dr. Bandinel, 
and to his successor, the Rev. H. O. Coxe, his thanks 
are also due for the facilities afforded him in making his 
researches in that repository. The courtesy and kind- 
ness of the latter, in particular, he will always remember 
with pleasure. 


F18HLAKB VicARAOB, near Doncaster, 
Dec. 28th, 1860. 

f 2 


, PA6B 

Dedieition . 3 

Afltbor's Intiodiiotkm . ' 5 

Piveirell Seniion, preadied in the Cathedral of Durham, on the Mh Dec. 1088. 1 1 

A aeoond Sermon, preached in the same place, on the 9th Dec. 1688 23 

Vkrewdl Viaitation Speech 37 

Letter to the Sari of Bath 61 

' Kahop of Durham . . . . . . 94 

*— ^— Vioe-Dean and Prebendaries of Dorham 104 

■ — Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Dorham 113 

to his Curates at Easington and Sedgefield II9 

Directions to his Curates 129 


L Breaches of Rnbrics in the Cathedral 143 

IL Answer of Denis Granville, M.A., Pnbendary, 
&C., to Bishop Cosin's Articles of Enquiry 
exhibited to <he Dean and Chapter of Dor- 

Jnly 17th, 1665 . 145 

in. Letter from the same to Archdeacon Basire . Nov. 7» 1674 . . 146 

IV. From the same to Isaac Basire, Esq. . . Dec. 21, 1674 . . 148 

V. From Isaac Basire, Esq., to the Earl of Bath . Dec 26, 1674 . . 150 

VL From Ardideaoon Granville to Col. Blakbton Feb. 11, 1674 . . 152 

VII. From the same to the Bishop of Dorham . Undated ... 154 

VIII. Fkom Isaac Basire, Esq., to the same . . Undated . . . 156 

IX. Agreement between Dr. Granville and Mr. 

Blazston Feb. 28, 1672 • • 1^7 

X. Letter from Archdeacon Granville to March 16, 167} . 158 

XI. From the same to Isaac Basire, Esq. . April 20, 1676 . 159 
XIL From the same to Archbishop Sancroft . . Feb. 1, 1671 . • 160 
XIIL From the same to John Basire, Esq. . Aug. 7» 1682 . . 161 
XIV. From the same to Isaac Basire, Esq. . Jan. 15, 168| . . 162 
XV. Firagment of a Journal of Dr. Granville, be- 
ginning May 22, and ending July 3, 1683 164 

XVI. Letter from Archdeacon Granville to Arch- 

bbhop Sancroft Sept. 25, 1683 . 174 





from lli# MM lo Hir WUImb Ilocdftb 

Not. 3, i«D . . 



Pran tlM Bitkop ot Dmihmm to 8ir R. Ployil 

M«7 34. I«t4 . . 



Pros Dr. (Vmb^ to AKkdmam GnmrUlt . 

JoM 33, Itt4 



PnMB tlM Bukop <A DvbMD to Hir RiHisnl 


Jour 36. I6S4 



HaoeniA . 

Nov. 36. I6S4 . 



Pr«B J. BMif*. Riq.. to Tbo«. ( raaork. B«|. 

Nov. 36, I6SI 



fr«B \^^%i\ i^rtunl.^ Wtkoo, R«> 

(ifCrw to thtf Dma muI Chafitcv of Dvluin 

Jm. 34. I6«| . 



Pr«B Um flUM ti> th« •MM* .... 




Proai the lUri ol iUth to tbo imm 

Jm. 37, I6S4 . 



Proai I>mn (irtpTtUr to tkr tAme 

Jftn. 3». I68| . . 



Pron th* MUM to tlM «mb« . 

Pcb. 10. IC«| . 

. 196 


Pr«B Um Mmr ti> til* 0MM 

'Poh.34. Ifa|. 

. 196 


Prom th* MOW to tk» imm 

M«rk3, IfSl 

. 3M 


Pron tlie MOM to tW mmd^ 

Marrli 7. 16^ 

. 991 


Pron tiM MOW to tli* Mmr 

MtfrhSI. Ii» 

. 9M 


Prom tlic 0MM to thtf imm 

M«rr!i34. Ii» 



Pram tiM mmr tf> tli« mmr 

Aprd % IMS . 

. 9M 


Pram tiir mm* |4> .Vrcft»bMlMf> HmicpoA 

EMtar Bfo. itn 

. 9N 


Ptam tb« MM to tkr mm« . 

(M. 17. ictt . 

. t\» 


P»om Mr. R. B«rtoti to I)mi GrmanlW 

Po6. 37. IC^I . 

. tl3 


RMvipC from I)Mfi (irMf Ok to Kob. Ikkvttl. 
Km|.. far Ahw Pkir IrDt to tlir Cathedral 

\ri onW o# tiM> Bulwp oT DuHMm . 

tMUtod . 



Prom Dr. Brvviat to tW llun. ll«Mr«l 


D«r. 11. |C« 

. 319 


Pram tU ll.m. B«mH (rtwinUr to Mr. 

Wtkoo .... 

Di«. 31, IC« 



Prnm tbr mm« to tlie mmo 

Dtc. 33. I6M 



Pram Dr. Rrvnnt to tbr mm« 

Jm. 17, 1661 



Pram tW Htm. IWrnwd (irftavOW to Um mmo 

JUI.SI. If6| 



Prom thtf mmr tn tbr «m« 

Jm. 37. IM9 

. 93t 


Prom thtf mm* to th* mmo 

Prb. |». IC« 



Prom tiM mmo to tW mmr 

Prb. 36. 1661 



Pram Dmn (iiwillr to That. Cfttiock. 

R«,. (Mkml 

Jur 7. 1617 



)fnrm thr mm* to Umlry 

Mwrb 19 I6»i 



Prum il»r ••nir to Mr. WiU« 

M. Mwi. 108 



Prom tlw mow to tbr Motr 

<M. SI. lua . 



Pnim thr maM> t«i Uu> mnr 

Nov 35. 1616 



Knjoi thr mmr U> tkr IU«. I»r Kirri 

*^*mr4ftfttr . 



Prom tkr mmr l«» Arhbifth.^ >MKTOft 

A»ftl 3U. lOM 



Pram tiM mmr to I>r IW^m>l(« 

Jul^ 1. l6Br3 . 



Prum thr mmr li> 

No*. JD. 1763 



A Qo«ntor m k«o dull . . 




liMor fram Iftmn firutiUi to ^lUmot iKiti. 







Aptfticalarofthe RoTenueof theDeanery 244 

Dr. GrmnTiUe's Debts 244 

A fbither List of Debts « .... 245 

BaoeipU and Fkyments, \6&i^l6S7 245—260 

Aooonnt of Botrd-wages 250 


I. Informatioiis given to Dr. Basire, Archdeacon of 
Northumborland, by some of the Clergy of the 
Archdeaconry ' . April 9, 1662 . 251 

II. Articles of Enquiry exhibited to the Dean, Pre- 
bendaries, Minor-Canons, &c., of the Cathedral 
of Durham by Bishop Cosin, at his primary 
Visitation July 19, 1662 . 252 

IIL Account of the Expenditure of the Dean and 
Chapter of Durham in repairs, &c. after the 
Restoration 260 

rv. Comperts and considerations by Bishop Cosin 
upon the Answers of the Dean and Prebenda- 
ries of Durham to the Articles of Enquiry ex- 
hibited to them at his second A^tation in 

1665 262 

V. Memorandum by Bishop Cosin concerning the 

privileges of the Church of Durham . 1665 ... 268 

VL Artides of Enquiry exhibited to the Dean, Pre- 
bendaries, Minor-Canons, &c., of the Cathe- 
dral of Durham, by Bishop Cosin, at his third 

Visitation, in 1668 269 

VIL Articles of Visitation and Enquiry exhibited to 
the Clergy and Churchwardens of the Arch- 
deaconry of Durham by Archdeacon Granyille 1684 . .271 
VIII. Injonctions giren by Isaac Basire, Esq., LL.B., 
OfiSdal of the Archdeaconry of Northumber- 
land, to the Clergy of that Archdeaconry . April, 1684 . . 282 

P. 55, L 26. After Cerent Teeli should have been inserted (? Count Tekdi). 

P. 226. A reference was overlooked for the note upon the " Oxford Reasons." 
The Oxford Clergy published their '* Reasons for not Addressing." A Reply to 
IS printed by HiUs, the King's Printer. 

I^. 251, 852. 262. 268, 269. In the references to the Hunter MSS. at the foot of 
Kh of these pages/or iL read xi. 

















A Letter to his Brother the Earle of Bathe.' 

A Letter to hia Bishop the Bishop of Durham. 

A Letter to his Brethren the Prebendary es. 

A Letter to the Clergy of his Arch-deaconry. 

A Letter to his Curates at Easington and Sedgfield. 

Printed at RoUen, by Wm. Machnell, me S. Lo, near the Pallacc, for John 

Baptistc Beaongne, rue Esciiyer, at the Royal Sun, and are to be sold by 

Augustine Besongne, in the Great Hall of the palace at Paris. 



May rr please your Majesty, 

Almighty God haveing enabled me by his grace to resist those 
temptations, which have overcome the greatest number of the 
members of my own Church and Count^, and being now inca- 
pacitated here abroad to render my Sovereign and your Majesty 
Detter servises than to owne your righteous cause, I think my 
fldfe oblig'd to give the world a more than ordinary testimony 
of my sincere loyalty and resolution in all times and changes to 
adhere unalterably to the Crown. Haveing therfor already 
sacraficed my revenew by quitting the nation, rather than sub- 
mit to the usurpation, and exposed my selfe to censure and 
obloquy in that part of England wherein I have lived, bv re- 
fuseing to head or joyne with those my dependants there, 
ecdesiasticall and secular, who have departed from their alle- 
giance ; I know of noe better and convmcing instance yet re- 
maining to be fi:iven b^ me of my stedfastness to stick to, and 
serve the Boycdl Family, than to proclaim that I dare speak 
truth here abroad from the press, as well as from the pidpit at 
home ; tho' every one must foreknow that such an honest bolde- 
ness will unavoidably render me uncapable of the favour and 
good oppinion of all those persons in the nation (hi^h and low, 
spirituail and temporall) who have shipwrackt their faith and 
consciences by ceasing to yield (after often sweareing) alleigiance 
and fidelity to their Sovereigne. And it is easy to foresee the 
printing these and some other papers at this time, in mine owne 
name will thus render me obnoxious (as I am content to be) to 
all those builders who employ themselves in erecting a new 
Monarchy and Chui^h in Engmnd. But the aspersions of them 
that forsake their religion, as far as they desart their lawfull 
Kege lord, (as I hope the following sheets will evidence) will be 
noe intolerable load to me, who desire noe greater honour and 
satisfaction, than to share with my King, Queen and hopefuU 
young Prince in their misfortunes ; and thereby to demonstrate 
that my poor distressed Mother, in the greatest and most gene- 
rail defection (as this seems to bee) that ever was among any 
king of England's subjects, will never want some to bear testi- 
mony to the truth of her doctrine, who, according to the ex- 


4 \IT1I<>R^ l)KI)ir\TlO!<. 

umpU* of (*)mHt iiiul hiM A|)|MHtl<*<«. doth iimintuin the pnii*tito «>f 
allr^iiinr(> niul intin* HuhTni-v^iun uii«l mihjivtion to all Liwfull 
Hupninr t)*»w«n* clriiut*-*! by (i*n\ an hi^ vicfpi»n'iit* !•» gvi^fm 
thr World; how jrrt-at ii r«iiitni(lii*tifiii hi-n^if wwvrr thi* laiit 
y«ar'j* tr.niHtirtiini* in Kii^daiid have pn»v<<d, (whirh huth >nv«*n 
thi' j^-ati-^it Wound that w;ui «»v«t \vi jrivrn to our rhun*h ■ tho 
diN'triiu* of non-n-^i-Htanr*' n-nmin** on Muh aut)i«-nti« k rwiinl in 
th«* rhiiri'h of Kn^Lindn print«'«l honuly«-M u^inttt lU*bi-IlitiQ 
(whirh I have in i«oni<* nort t|)itonii/4'<l in tht* n»nrhiHit»n of mj 
diM-oupM'i that yt»ur Maj«>ty. a** wrll tm xhv Kin^, will, I b^ifw, 
U* idruM-fl to cfiiitinur your charity to our «H-<*h*f%iaiitirk c^nuiti- 
tution, with liUTty to it^ nirniUr* to rx«-n-iM> thtur ndipon. and 
think n««' wurM* of thi- inniit for xhv di-^dM^dicmv fif th«' rhil- 
dnii, !>ut ri'ndrr tliat jur^tirr t4i tin* Thurth of Kn^rhind whirh u 
du«' to all churrht'*', to wit, t4» In- juilpfl hv lu-r d«*'lrini% diict* 
|ilin«* and onh-r, ^wliirh I am •^un* iicvtT did 4*urr}' alon^r with 
thrm unv rflwdlion' and not hy thr iirartiii* or c-tinviTHatiim of 
itH nirniUr*. Whin by if th*- wh».h- <'hriitian Thurrh wm to 
Im* judpil, it w'ouM in many tliin^n ai»|M*ar nion* vih* than some 
|i;irtj* of thf World o\iT-run withTuni-m and ra^ini^ni. 

< Mfrrinjj toO^wl my niiM frrvint d«'Votion« for thi» nntn^r^-atHMl 
antl r«*Ntoration of the Kin^^, thi* litV and happy luiii of thr liinrpv 
and out of ^nititu<h' t4i IIra\fn - in a twt^x |M'rtirular manner for 
v«»ur MaJ4*^ty, who havi» U-^-n in««tnim«-ntall t4j thi» ^rrr«t««t 
blt'inin^ whii h hath Ui^n th**^* many vi*nr« mnft-mfl on thr 
kin^hini in Uarin^ and hrin^nir torth an lu'ir mulr fi>r thr 
hUp|Mirt of tht* Monan-hy, I d<N- with all liumility imphm* yimr** 
t^ivr^'thfr with hin Maj«Mv«-^ |i:itn»n:ip»\ n*^ wvll a* b>*|?ir I*»nfc» 
for thi** pn**»umption, anA with th«' mi^t profound nitjMMrt inuH 
^nuldi* f^ulnHrilH.' my •mIIi-. 

Your Maj»-»tyi- mt»-t <lutifulK 

and i:\ir faithful! M-rvant and »uhj«vl, 

Dl.M-* Gk\nviim.« 


The subject matter of these ensueing sheets concerning Chris- 
tian resolution and humble submission to the will of God in 
times of distress, (according to the example of the holy Patriarch 
Jacob) and hearty subjection to the King, according to the doc- 
trine of the Church of England, and our many indispensable 
tyes of conscience, will, with all those few who truely fear God 
and honour the King, sufficiently apologize (I hope) for the 
publication of them in a juncture and an age advanced to the 
tii^est contempt and defiance both of loyalty and religion. 

That incensed God who hath, for our manifold provocations, 
and more particularly (wee have reason to believe) for our 
carnal confidence in the arm of flesh, and disobedience to God's 
vicegerent, pour'd out the vials of his wrath on three kingdoms, 
is not like to be appeased without the serious practice of the 
contrary graces, in a manner as universall and generall, as hath 
been our late notorious defection towards the King by an ab- 
hor'd detestable violation of the many sacred and often repeated 
oaths whereby all subjects were obliged to support his crown; 
and dignity. 

Such is my sence of what is past, and dread of Almighty 
QoA^B future indignation, when I consider that I am (how weak 
and unworthy soever) advanced to a publick station in the 
Church of England, that I cannot satisfy my selfe with mourn- 
ing in secret, but conceive it my indispensible duty to proclaim 
(aner such a stupendious revolution) as soon, and as well as I am 
able, to all persons in the kin^om, my unfeigned resolution to 
adhere to my Soveraign in his distress ; lest I may by silence 
contribute to the increase of that dangerous lethargy which 
hath seiz'd on the people of England, who, by resisting, and at 
length desarting their Prince, have apostatized from their reli- 

I have helped possibly as little as any one of my brethren or 
fellow subjects in the nation, to the first growth of this disease ; 
having for 26 years together open'd my mouth widely on topicks 
which would have prevented (had they met with due regard) 
our present misery : and for truth whereof I appeal to the whole 
Jurisdiction whereto I have [been] long related. 

But, however, I cannot think my selfe perfectly disengag'd to 



|oyn in attomptiit^ tho run*, or at Irant U> help on what u, God 
:m* thiinkiHl in m>nu* nort Ix'f^n, and whervto the contradictory 
and i)n'|>oMtorouM |>nN*c4xlingii of the King'ii eni*niyca have aa* 
HiHtiHi. I ni«*unr to the oiN*ninf( the evi'A of thoiuanda in Kng* 
hind to Mt* ulreiidy the niuilni'Mi of their change, and the errota 
of their hite nietliiMl to n*<lreM grievanrea ; bv labouring to bring 
their S>verui^i to tennn. (all that wa« aini^d at, I dtie belinTe, 
by the Thun-h «>f Kiigluud*ri fuln MinH) und to deliver the natiua 
fnmi dome?ttiek evilin by <'ullin^ for ft»m*ign aMUatanoe. The 
numU'r of HtiuU i^tniitt^Ml to my charge in the rathedrall, in mj 
Arehd(nie«inry. und in my |M«cMiiiar JuriMliition defieiiding on 
the rhun-h of I)urh;tm. un* t<Ni many und tiio conHiderulile u> he 
forpitten <»r ne^lfetc-<l by me, now inru|Mu:itut4«l otherwine to 
preai-h to them. 

Therfor in tht* h>w «'bb t»f h>yulty, when imttanc-oa of firm 
tith'lity to one^^ IViiue an- mk* run', the I>fan «>f Uurham, it ia 
hoiM<<l, will U* |ftifcnhiii(il if hi* m'it* mm* mueh vulue on hia own 
exuniph*, as t«> make ilsc* «»f it um will ua hiA wordii and writeinga 
towanlft the « xtrirut^iiiif the |Mt>|ih' with wIhum* m»u1ii he hath 
been intru.**ti'«l out c»f thr lakirinth wh«-n*into thev are run bj 
n«in*i*«>mplyani.v with their law full Sivrruiini, untl mMi%* oun- 
eurn*nee with a forrt i^n uiiur|M>r, t»r, utt ^f*^t*t\ towards tka 
hindrin^ them fmm running fartht r yet into it, und n^maining 
utiiiiidly in fUN* NiiituU and driilorabh* u ntute und <*«indition. 

Thin induetft m«' to wi-^h that I muM hrin^ the taut worda I 
A|M»k«* to the cli-r^y and (^(-h-niii^tii k ntlirrnt «»f my Artdidi-aounfj, 
and to th«* nitniUTn «if the tatht'dndl ami Titty of I^urham, 
(r«intain«'«l in thi* t-n^ui-in^ diMnurMf»> to the view and cuuii* 
diTutioii of th«* uliiilr munty ami diiNtiwM*, that th<Me who wrra 
ulitw tit \ihen I utt«n^l thrm may. :ii u«-ll ai thtNie pnwnt. par* 
take «if my \Kntr /cal and «>ndi-a\oupt f*ir tlieir fipintuaU otlvan* 
tup*; whi<'h i?* ull the n-tuni I lun utt pn-nent make Utf the 
tem|iondl In netitt* I have reup'd in the itiuntry duning mjr 
<*nj(»yment of M'MT.dl mnMderubli' prt'fennent* among them. 
If Nueh e(mimuiii«'atioii of my iKi|H*n« canuiit !m« «ii Mjon and no 
nuei'i'Miifully I'th'cti'tl Ull I would, by ntt^Miu ull intereourai* be* 
twixt the k in p loin of Kn gland and thiii mhi-mn I n-^de ia 
Mi|it. I am williu;; in thi- mean uliili* to Irt th«' world m^- thai 
I afn not idle or umnnc^enn^l, but doi* ull that in me l\-««, 
t4iwanlf« thii honiitt «>nd ; m hen-by. it' iuk* pn*titt arnwv to tht w, 
or «»ther«, I nhall roAe my min«l ami «!« lt\«'r my •■•ul. 

If any are pli-UMfl to ecnnun*. roiitcmn. **r rejivt my writ**- 
ingn UtaiUM* they tind nothing in them h-unn^d «ir i'luU»rat«\ or 
(iii)i«*n^if till* up* in o\rr foiid oiiitravcr^ull. I dci«in.* them to 
eoiioider thut |iohnmk Uaniing and dninity an thingn I ue%er 


did nor shall pretend to ; and that in the xnoneth of November 
'88, when I spake to the clergy, and in the first week of Decem- 
ber following, when I preach d in the Abby att Durham, (as ill 
as things did portend) I little dreamt that my Soveraign or 
selfe should be put under an unavoidable necessity to fly into 
another kingdom, or that I shoidd be obliged to make use of 
such means and methods to evidence my sincerity in my reli- 
gion (the first thing I shou'd strive to evince to all those to 
whose spiritual! assistance I administer) otherwise more regard 
wou*d have been had to the penning and composure. But since 
I am reduced to such hard circumstances (whereto in conformity 
to my own doctrine I heartily submitt) and that the ensueing 
discourses, how slight soever and little worth in themselves, are 
abundantly sufficient to demonstrate that both my religion and 
loyalty are not of the new cutt, but of the old royall st^p, and 
carry with them, I trust, the true touch of the tower, Providence 
invites me to expose them to publick view ; being ambitious of 
nothing in the world more than to approve my selie (in this day 
of rebwe) to my Soveraign and his right lo^al subjects for one 
who thinks that he is obliged to be as faithAiU to a Roman 
Catholick as a protestant Prince, and as true to him in adversity 
as prosperity. 

Ajb for any censures of vanity ariseing from my title page, as 
if I did there sett forth my selfe a pattern of humility and 
lojralty, they ought not to sway with me soe farr as to stopp me 
in my endeavours to be soe, or to perswade others to become 
such, since thereto heaven att this time loudly summons all the 

This I can truely say, without pride or boasting, that I have 
laboor'd to practice what I preach'd to others, and that I was 
never more than at this very instant aspireing towards those 
excellent (but rare) vertues mentioned m the following dis- 
courses, which I commend to God^s blessing and the candid 
reader's charity ; desirein^ all persons in England who have 
laboured, either by kind mvitations or threats of deprivation, 
to prevaile with me to return and submit to the new Govern- 
ment, to receive this my final answer, — to wit : If I be deprived, 
I am deprived, or, to approach a little nearer to the phrase of 
good £ftther Jacob, If I be bereaved (of my preferment) / am 

fnm my Study in Rotien : 
Not. 15, 1689. 















'christian resolution 

akd humble submission to the will of god in times of 

distress: on the holy patriabch Jacob's farewell 

words to his sons att parting. 

If I he bereaved of my children^ I am bereaped. 
Gen. ch. xliii. v. 14. 

For the better understanding of the story it will be requisite 
to read the precedent words from the 11th verse to the text. 
V. 11 : If it must he soe now, do this, take of the best fruits of the 
land in your vessels, and carry dawn the man a present, a little 
balme, and a little honey, spices and myrrhe, nutts and almonds : 
T. 12. And take double many in your hands : and the mony which 
was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in 
your hand; peradventure it was an oversight : v. 13. Take alsoe 
your brother, and arise, goe againe unto the man : that he may 
send away your other brother and Ber^famin. 

If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. 

The approaching holy feast of Christ's Nativity or comeing 
in the flesa, doth every year require a solemne preparatory time 
of devotion. And that it may not want such due respect, the 
Church takes care in its preceedinff exercises. Every Sunday 
service in Advent hath an eye to that pious end and purpose. 
In porsoanoe whereof, we Iiave revived in this CathedraU an 
aatient religioos custome. Two days of every week throughout 


tlii«* •i»:iM*in, t«i wit. Wi-^liu-^lay^ ami Frydnyn, arr umiinn day*. 
an<l (1 (li«.itiil til |ira\i-r ami t'a-tin^. in arriiiii|uity iImw f«xrr- 
ri*.!-^ «it' it|M itt.iiK*- >\liii-h an* :ilwa\r<« tliniitrlit a iiit^'^'^ry |ttrt 
of oui jm |>.tr.iti*iii. Hut <iiMl'« iiii|M>iiiliii}; jiidtniH'iitM for uur 
i«iii*«. uhii h .tt thi** tiiiii- t!in':it«n MinnI uihI rfUit'iMinn, (Iih* «uin« 
llhill 11^ til :til<l til tliii^r « \t Ti I'M'**, and, h\ mtuw voluiiturT iin- 
]Mi^lti4>ii^ lit' <la\l\ <li\iitii>ii aiiil iinfrtiticatioii. to turiK' thU 
A<l\t>iit ti» a littlr Lfiit ; ^i\(-iiiir u]i niir*i-lv<*<i whi»ny u» ili«* 
rxi-n-i^* lit' pii-ty ami pr.iyrr. U-^ti-hin^ <t«ifl that li«' will n*iC 
riitrr into jiiil^iin-itl with u.-*, anil for tiur |)n>V(M'ati«»ii» ^i\i' u« 
up It- a |>r«'\ unto our «-ii«-iii\t*i, niak«'iii^ u^ a ^ortit* uii'l tli** 
ri*«itiri to thmi that an- r<>iin<l alMnit ih. It in lawt'ull. nay n-li- 
^iou.M, liv (It'Viiiit jintviT t«i 11^- \io|fni-«* to tin* kin^lotn of 
h«'a\rn. ami it' w«-«- «iiil. iti thii* mir diMn-^. Iii-takr our*«-l\i<n !o 
MM- huri* a nt'ii;:!-. in.ikiiiiLr u<m of thr holy wca{Mi!i4 of iht* 
aiitii'Mt < 'hri'**«. /V'/v"'« and ^'fl«; <*r«iwdin^ u|i|> t<i the 
liorn*i of thi* Altar, and n-ndriit;: all Miir drvotionn nion* pn*«a- 
It-nt liy tin- \i»ikly n-« t ptimi i.f tin- I^inrn Siiii|mt. wt^* that 
niiit in <fiMr« Ifiii'**- it ui i-ain*- with tliat ftptrit i%i* tiu:»hli 
niii:ht <1'**' ••iir Kxuj: and <'iiuTitr\ Utt* r <^'r\ii-i* than thi>M' who 
ti^dit for him in tin- tii M. What hath U^'n H;iid I pn -mi^- in 
riu":**"!! !•• thi- pp - nt -^ .iMin of A«l\i rit, and lh»* «-iiH:ii*in;f fi'^ti\al 
of < 'hri**Tnia^. li\ ria<^<n in\ ti-xt ihitli not n-^^iN^-t fith«T of tht m 
Ml paitii ularl\ a** thr ^tonii and flan;;i r uhii h i^* iiniii* nt. an«l 
di'th jiiiidly (all for thi- holy n "Miliithin ;ia %i<-11 a'* oiihnii^iiin iif 
pitiiix .lariih. And )ia\i in^ -**>•• d><n' . I •thall U-fon- I irit«-r ««n 
till* wonU ino\r \iiu to pray ai-i-<inlin;r to th«' r»noni«all v\* 
hortatiiin of tlii- rl^uri h : Vi-*- xliall pray for th«* Holy ralhidii k 
riinrih of < 'hii-t, that i^ t<*r th*- whi'l*- ri*nLrr<'k''ation nf ^'hrUliAB 
|N«>p|i' di^|Mi<Mi| tiiiiiuu'hoiit th«- i»orld. nr>ii* «i»|hi lully fur th« 
( hur« hi*^ of 4fnat Untt.tin ami Inhmd. antl h«-n*in I sun In 
n-«piir«' \ou iniin- p-trti- niarl\ tn pr.iv li>r our dr^nul «o\ir%it*ii 
lord JwiK**. hy till- ^ra«-i' tit timl. Kinir "t Iji^rlaml <\«*. \em 
•*hall lik«'Hi-M' pr.iv for our u'rut imiM tiiii*«*n Mary. K.iih«nni' tftw 
Uut«n thiwa;:i r, hi« K*i\all hi^hnt n thi- rnnti* of WaUn Ae. 
i-oiirliiih inLT y«iiir dtiotitin^ ulwa\i*^ withi- tiit* lAini*^ Trayfr : 

< M K V M Itl K, Ar 

Till- P.itrianh* w»'r«' now ri-Turni*i| from thtir tir»t jnunirT 
into r.^niit. and an thi\ liith thou;:ht - fri»m fulrillin^r t\uir 
hrothi r JoiM ph't dn am. Tlu'V hail Ui««<<l tti him wboni tht-y 
thou^^ht thry had P'l>U^l of all huninir; and Im^ii I'M Uv hiM 
whom th««v oiii •■ lunxpir'd to ^tar«f% mv in\iohihli- \% i.iiml\ |Nir» 
fuMi- in thui^ til nun iin|N>vtih|i . 

< >ld tlaitth hi r«-, at tir^t witli ^n-ati-^t jov «i« ItMiint^ hoiui* liM 
«iur\ Min%; hut « xo-w of Kl«Mln4-<«« ii ivmni<inlv alU'udrvl ott 

SERMON8, &C. 13 

with greif, and the end of joy is mourning. Whikt he is yet 
confi^tuhiting their good success in their journey, the sad news 
of Simeon's imprisonment silenceth his mirth ; which grief too 
is attended on by a greater, the necessity of his dear Benjamin's 
^oeing into Egypt. Crosses in God's children, just like billowes 
m the sea, follow one on the neck of another. 

The good father is not less troubled with this newes than at 
the sight of Joseph's bloody coat ; and cruell famine pressing 
yiolently upon him wee may conceive him to take up his son 
Reuben 8 note, in the xxxviith ch. of this book, and at the 30th 
v.. The child is not ; and whither sJiall I goe ? What shall I do, 
miserable man that I am ! My dearest Rachell is dead, my be- 
loved Joseph is not« Simeon is not, and can I leave Benjamin 
alfloeP I remember my sons what news you brought me of 
Joaeph, and shou'd you doe the like of Benjamin too, you wou'd 
bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. And yet, 
wo is me, I must send him or perish : noe redemption of Simeon, 
noe food, without Benjamin's going into Egypt, and without 
food noe life. I had better venture one than draw distruction 
upon my whole house. Thus even, my sons, seeing it must be 
8oe» on God will I rely for your safetyes. His providence be 
your guide. Benjamin shall goe with you. However, Gods 
providraiee must not stop your diligence, nor His care for you 
prevent yours for yourselves. But use all possible means to 
excuse yourselves and content the ruler : v. 11, // it must he soe 
mncy doe this : take of the best fruits of the land in your tessells, 
and carry doume the man a present 8fc, v. 14. Arui God Almighty 
gitt you mercy before the many that lie may send away your other 
brother f and Benjamin, If I he bereaved of my children y I am 
bereaved. I need not stand long on the words : the story is well 
knowne, and it gives you some light into the sense and occasion 
of them. The difference between interpreters is more in words 
than substance. 

Arias Montanus, nearest to the original, doth translate them 
Et ego quamodo orbatus sum, orhatus sum, '£7(0 jxlv yap naOairip 
nrimv^fiaiy iiriKvwfjuu, saith the Septuagint. Near. this St. Am- 
hfoae and others : " Ego autem quusi orbatus absque liberis ero,^* 

JuniuBy also our late English translation, to the same sense, 
bnt more fully render it : Quum orbatus fuero, orbatus fuero. 
If I be bereaved of my children I am bereaved, A speech much 
Uke to that resolute speech of queen Hester, (Hest. iv. 16.) 
Q$utm perierOy periero. If I perish, I perish. St. Chrysostom, 
in his 64th Homily on Genesis, makes Joseph's absence the 
cause of this speech ; as if Jacob had accounted he had lost in a 
maouer all his children when he lost him. Another will lhave'\ 

M DilW f.H%NVII.I.K. 

liciiiainiii the ch«'if iiiotivi*. C alvin und MuMruliw fniU all tlie 
hfvtlin*!! fur xhv ^niuiid of it; whu, siviiig their futht*r'» grtmi 
vam und mirruw, nii^ht thfiiiiH'lvuH lir mare can*fuU iu Uirir 

How pnitNihly Mievcr th«*iM* mviii n-aflomt of his former oooi* 
{JaiiitH, in hin di*M*«>urRi* with ItiMibcQ at the •i6th v. of the 
chapter ime<liutely hefun*, aud with Judah at the <>th t. of this 
chApt4T, yot they art* ihm* certain ^n^iundA for thiji Nprvch. 

It in the voiiM* of a faithful! houI, mith Luther* and noC of a 
deti|M*nite man, etiin plain in f? ; for we nhall find on eiiquir}*» that 
it MivourH mon* of (xinntanry than fear. Affection lammta, bat 
Faith rejoy«*4*th ; though he M'v'ni^ to doubt, yet the event telk 
UH hi*( pniver mim not without faith. True indeed a greml 
e«>nil>at there huh for a time, utlivtion ti^litin^ with diacrvtioo, 
nattin* with neet-Hrtity, hut uU thin hoa hut rf// hiriam ; nue ooo* 
(|U<**«t enf«u«'<l. 

He doth not dinput«> thf vnxim' and font-iiAt th«* wornt extream. 
Powir i-* here ronji>ync4l uith extnant infinnity. When he waa 
wi-uk, likf the Ap|iiMtl«-. lh« ii hr wa** ••troti^. (iml'tt ne\er fail* 
in^ Spirit mntmtft him utt thi* lant ; h«* puttji off all further 
can* to (nidV pnivi(h*nee, h-m living tn endun* whateriT hap- 
|M'nM, at if he «*hi>uM h:iv, (indV will U» dune, Ii4*njamin thnll 
pM' with th«' rext. and, ^/' I ^^ fmn*tr**i i»f mj^ ehtifirrm, I mm 
in n'ttrttf. 

You ^f, •hrethnin mv tt-xt ii a faithful HubnuMion of a rc^ 
HoU'M Patrian-h to the will of (fii«l, a mitlitation whieh I rrram^ 
mend tti nil your «*«Tii»u.^ thou^htH lui huitable to thin day of 
ealaiiiity and Mati* «»f atfair*. Ti» improve the Mime by r^-ndrinK 
it i-xrniplary to u^ ThriMian** in ^in«Tul. and nmn* pertirularlj 
l>y MM' uutlifutii-k and p^llv a iKittmH* tn |M'n»wade yim who 
hi-ar nil*, to imitate the laudulih* H'Milution (»t thin man <if itvd 
in tkirtin^ with your U'lovi^d H«njamiiiA, that i«, your dtiamit 
dfli^ht^ in tinif*fi of tt-mptatiiin, nith«-r than fi»rMike your inte- 
ffritv ; •ihall Im< tin* d«^ign«' of my n'mainin^r diM-iiurM*. IW tho 
fTxliy t'xaniph* «>f pMMl falh«-r Jue<»b we may hiini in all adver- 
fiily t«> nh faithfully on ti«Mrii meny, to hfarken Ut the vote* 
of ri^ht n*awin, and to kt^*ii a px^l e«inM*ienr«* without giveing 
ear ti» Htfih and IiIimmI. n«ft doubting if wi««' d«ie m-n^ but that W9 
aU(M' in th«* oairluniun, liki> old Jacob hern, «hall nnvive a r»- 

The U^t nitn ar**. aji he w:if>. lyablr to all maner of afHietkma ; 
even to |MiV4rly, •v-onit* and contt-mpt via. they may lie oaal 
donne, but if th«'y ran in |Nitii'nee im^m*^ their houIs. and will 
wait (tod'4 IfiMire. tht y •»h.ill riM* a^iiif. tiiMl l^ek^ thnr (xm* 
Hietii ifiith irr«\AiMabIi- |ii*««t Though •■»rn>w. eitreamtwt tor* 

SERMONS, &C. 15 

row, endure for a night, Vet joy, says the Psalmist, shall come 
in the morning. Wnen Israel laments for the absence of all 
his sons he is comforted with the recovery of them and Joseph. 
That I may the more effectually perswade you to such pious 
resolutions and faithfull submissions to the will of God, con- 
sider, — 

1. The necessity of them : wee must submit ourselves to the 
will of God, according to the example of Jacob, whensoever we 
are, as hee was, afflicted or tempted. 

2. The quality or nature of them : how we must submit our- 

3. The benefit redounding from them : why wee ought to doe 
it. Which last head (the two first affording matter enough for 
one discourse) I shall resefVe for another sermon. 

Of these perticulars by God's assistance (which I begg at this 
instant in an extraordinary manner) I intend to treat at this 

1. I shall shew the necessity of them, and here I must take 
my rise from Nature. 

Soe carefull is Nature in provideing for her owne safety, that 
every shaddow of danger affrights her ; and, too jealous of ad- 
versity, oftentimes becomes most dangerous to her selfe : like 
the partridge in the nett entangles her selfe the more by her 
own flattering. Man is never more plunged into the troubled 
sea of calamity than when in his own strength he most struggles 
to gett out of it. It is in vain for him to fight against nature, 
her de|;enerated weaknesses begett our greatest miseryes : and 
they, naveing soe near a relation to her, she cannot putt them 
otL Man may discover, not expell them, but (which is the 
cheifest misery) the nearer he pryes into them, the worse : soe 
doeing he makes a new wound by too deep a search into the 
old. Just as if he digg'd in some putrid grave, or went into 
some darksome cell, the dteper he diggs, the more noisome the 
stench, and the farther he goes the greater the horrour. In 
which perplexity he is made such a slave to his passion that he 
is imfitt for any employment, unsettled in his thoughts, incon- 
stant in his actions, his whole course of life (like a skene of 
mfSed silk) inextricably intangled in the world. Either the 
kiss of wealth or care of getting it trouble him. 

He hath noe sooner secured himselfe a^inst a forreigne enemy 
fafot a domestick setts upon him. Ambition of riseing, or fear of 
fidlinff, the loss of one friend, or danger of another, still gnaw 
upon mm ; you shall sooner find him not a man than not some 
way or other distracted. 

This oontinuall involving of all things and winding of men's 

ITi HKiN f.Ki.WII.I.K. 

iniruU with thnit drovt* tho Ntoirlcji itf old t4> thcir,/Sf/iriN ; 
iii)r. i^f* it W(>n\ an iniiiiutuhlt* law of mutability in iiAtarmU 
tliin;r«. Hut their ^uinil, wc* iiiuy ht* nun*, wuii tiridr. noC 
I'aitli : whii, thf»* thry t'«*lt th«-iiLM'lvi'» <Iuyly i*nMt with cuntrmry 
iiii»fi«>iH, vet HcornM t*i oiiit«*iM their natund witiknea an not 
•^iilijiii^.itfiii;:, or nilliiT imt rnifiii-ati'ln^. th«'ir |iaJMiun«. 

And then 'ton* imt of all r vent ft fniin thi*inM*lvfa Ut dcwtinr. 
WhutrviT hapiH-n d thrv ri-Milvi'«l t«i ciidurt* it, on tho' not U% ie 
a\oid«'<i, and siMij^lit iio«> t'arthiT for any cauiH* of u calamity than 
HH- /'I fit n/tnt. Not' I'vill. thry th(»u;rht, imuM pnm«td fmm 
ihi'ir ini|KiH.<«ionat«' •«iitil«*<«, thry wen* in thi-ir own ii{i|Mnioa 
u)M4dut«* men. atitl thrn'for. whatfwr rume amimi, \ctuvM im 
fnJfyi/n trtmuttf^ it wa*i not th«*y did amiM«, hut fortuiii*. Such 
h*atlii'ni<«h n-^olution-v n(i*<l no n in fatal ion in a rhnttian amli* 
tory : w«-«* ha\** chani^iil tlii-ir fate into |irovidfn(-«*, hoiking 
nion* to th«* tir-«t t)ian thi- mihoiiiI imiimi^ ; to th«^* oiifly oji ihrf 
aiv di>|Mi^ii| li\ till- t'ltiniiT. in whii-h all thitipt o»nM«t. and hy 
\%hii'h uU thinjr* an* p»\«'rn«-<l. Hut did thr h«*uth«*nfi then mtc 
tirtnly n-ly on naturall < .iU'm •«, \i!ii»^ • ti'i-tt*. thi»u^h c-^'rtain. oa 
i)\ thr tip«t caux' thf (foil of nature iN-fiirr ditrnnim^l yet thrr 
<>r»uM n«>t witiiout injury to rx|N'ri«n*'«> hut cxin^t unrt'rtoin. 
It Wrti' a douhlf ^hatut' t«>r a <'hri-li.iti ni»t to nuhinit nuin* rn«>» 
hiti'ly to hivini* l*rovi<U-ni>«\ ^liiirh !ir hi-l<-i\i-^ unrhnnin^AU^. 
Sut'h a n "Mihition i-» thi- ••tn»n;r»-? fort ran fh-frnd a irnud 
man'- hrart. and l«*t ilh now tlv intii it in our pn-M-nt ^iMtatitio. 
Ni» rnjfinr ff Satan «an rrarli it. nor itonnr of fortune fkhoki* it, 
nor rahnr I n tray it. Whrn-.m without it, man pihaki« al tke 
tirHt •^iclit it' •\rr\ <-loud of t«'in|)fation. and likr u htit inm 
hi*^<M-n x^ it u.n- at f-\rry driipp of atliution whii h touches 

I iw^A f»tand no«' loni^-r to proVi- •*«»•• ^nintr«l u prinriplr: 
wr«* will r«ini hii)f t'hriMian warl'.irr niu<«t U- und« r thi* hanntT 
'»f hivinr rro\idrn<-f. \VhiH«iN'\ir d«-^in-^ j«*j«-«* of oinwirtuv 
a!ifl tntr immfort niu-*t rr**olut<ly -ufmiitt him^-lfr in uU thing* 

ti* till- will of (iimI. 

Kut ii tlii<< all. ^ly-* thr Moirull t hri**ti.knr Mm ni.i\ It^v 
thi-n ax f)ti-\ li^f, (foir^ rni\it|i ii«-r i« ini-\i!aMr. ni\ U*«t i-ndr^- 
\iiur*« rannot prtvrnt it if I ^ihull U- -avi<d, 1 nhull U- mvi^, if 
dami:r«l. I ihall !■• daninrii A tlroiMTiilr d«irtriiir i if Sit-in. and 
thr hri;:ht)i «if ini<|uity. liLi that nf th«* diviil tn our Si^ i«iur : 

Matt. i*. '». ■ f'fi*f lh»i ** /f'¥ ti. /i«ti7.'.rf,y , f,»r /,/ htifh iprrn Am 

iinfj*i* ' ftiinj* nrt r thf. rhrtit'n un!««iT U* thr d< \ ill thrn-, mui»t 
In- oup» to liig «li« iplrn ht p'. Strtj'fuiH ••' It i« ffnttrn, tk%>m 
f>K:/f i,.»* t* »,-f'* '/m h'f-f 'Av tr'"/. <ii-l wdl not ha\i hl^ dt« n<« 

hrou^^ht If I man\ un|u*it ilrtiTminitiitn, unit«-<« all unui*r«%- 

SERMONS, &C. 17 

aary tryalls of his power. We may not trust to his promises, 
except wee obey his commands, nor rely on his power onely, 
when he affords us means to use our owne. 

The Tery heathens were not so senseless in their destiny. 
Some things, says Seneca, were so determined of the gods that 
the prayers of the people shoidd conduce to their events, and 
this very thing, he adds, is not contrary, but according, to fate ; 
and God's Providence, as it hath absolutely decreed all things 
to their proper end, so hath it ordained means to those ends, to 
use which is not against providence but of it : as he that is 
ordained lx> be a scholar, is, by the same omnipotent power, 
ordained to bestow his time in learning ; and he that shall avoid 
dangers shall use means to pacify God's wrath by the same 
decree. These are Seneca's instances in his book De/ato, 

Learn of him, whoever thinks it an easy way to heaven by 
mere hanging on God's decree. Neglect of ordinary means is a 
signe of the want of grace. While we stand gazing on the 
Starrs, lett us beware lest our feet slipp into the water under us, 
and whilst wee are diving to the bottom of the rock for the 
more rich pearls, lest we lose both our selves and them. Let 
US not dispute downwards from God's election, but upwards 
from our own sanctification, draw our arguments ci posteriori, 
fitnu the effect to the cause ; not say presumptuously, I am 
elected, and therefor I must be saved, but with modesty rather 
begin at home, saying, I feel the operation of God's Holy Spirit 
inclining me to seek the ordinary means of salvation, through 
Jesus Christ, and therefor I trust I am elected, and, by neces- 
sary consequence, conclude thou mayest be saved. To avoid 
this dangerous shelfe in the business of our salvation, we have 
need of a two fold pilot to direct our course : Faith and FhAR, 
which, well tempered together, declare the quality or nature of 
a Christian resolution, how wee ought to rely on God's provi- 
dence : the second thhag I am to shew you, to wit, that Chris- 
tian resolutions are mixt with fear and faith. But can these 
•land together, fear and faith?— it will be very naturall to 
question. Fear perturbs us through the apprehension of future 
evill, saith the philosopher, and, can any evill happen to those 
who are in Christ Jesus, demands the divine, as wee are by 
fidth P (Bom. xii. 15.) A plain contradiction it may seem, to 
fear eviU, and beleive noe [.^ none] shall happen to us. Fear 
not, saith your Lord himselfe, (Luke xii. 32.) emd shall we cross 
his precept by trembling P Cant your care on hiniy for he careth 
for you, (1 Pet. v. 7.) and can we think his care insufficient P 
Why should wee fear P 

There is a conmoientator which easily cutts this knott : necnon 


|H |)K%\ c.KWVII.I.P.. 

nttit AfM>%(uhin turn fTmro^iii'. Tlic A|iOHtl<\ NayA ht*« forbtdft not 
a Miiflimi^ iiidu.*«tn-. hut an iiinnliiiutt* c*ttrkiiifr ciin», whcM* onir 
fruit i.H <i( Mrurtiiiii ; and our Saviour i*oiiii«*mnfl not aII fttir. bat 
that of puniitlniK'iit. raniall aittl wrvilo fi*ar, ntoiM to diii|Hunp. 
1 1 in iiwii |)raf'tir«* a|»|in»v«'M of Uith ttmufrm vnftHM r/ rn/^mr^ a 
<lf*vout anil tiliall frur in lioly w«irhhi|)|i, nnd ran*ful r«*or of 
otirndin^, u/nt at tht- t/nt/n* «/' //** //#%/# ojTtr'ti up pm^r^ a^i «fp- 
p/imfinnj^ iitth f*trimif t rtjfH #/if// tmr* unto ktut trhtrh »ffu nhle to 
Miirf /nm, fiHf/ mm nUtm httii'ii tti that ir/iu'/t h»' ftan*i. i Ilid*. t. 7.) 
Our hlfH-Mtl lionl*'^ |>r.irti«-f !•* th«* )M*Ht wumint for tmn, he him- 
fM*Ifr Uin^ thr an liity]X' nf all ri^htcHiiLMii-^^M, wh«f*««* lift* ought 
t<» Im* th«« raUMU and rulr nf hi"! iliM-ipIt*?*. 

Thi*^* iwii j«)yn«-«l in riiiJHt .li hu-. our grand «'Xt niplar. who 
i*« th«' Way, tlif truth and th«> lift*, mtvi' at (wo ntum to dir«^ 
hin follnutr** unto him. I'* ar Mirr** u** u]i|i t«i i«fH'k all iMnaihlr 
inrjinH fnr thi* |>r(\«ii?i<in n\ « \ilN, Faith kiijM a*« from dUiviir. 
F«ur in linkfd with thi- )»• :;i:ini:t;^ of wiMlmn. without which 
y«iur Um artiiinn arr hut a-< tiiM^- appb-H of SMhiiii which Unng 
toui ht \.ini-<h in Ninoak. f»r a<* tiitn uitliuut fruit, or tlu-lU with* 
out kt-riii'll. 

Ah an i>^n<>rant rarrh h*. niarin«*r without hi^ ('vimpaiw we 
^lM•1^t| )m- diiM 11 u)Hiii all thf -limdi and rotk*! nf tfrnjitatifin, 
Hen- nnt thi^ t«ar |ilai'«^l in i*ur h«*ar1.H. a^ a watrhnian tn {nr^ 
Warn otir dri»Wi»y miuU i>f appniai'ltini; danm*r ; ami ua (lideon 
on '/aAki and Silmuniia. .Iiid. \iii. 1I.> Satan w«»ulfl wurprixi* oi 
uiiauart**, ami r**h u*« nf our vrr\ h»-.irt«» and ri»n-'i«nfti*, whik 
wr -li-^p in M«*urity. lUix wl.tri- th»- In-art i-* wi-ll fraiffht with 
f«*ar. thin- i« n*** n-'ni f«ir ^ it.i!i an<l }ii<« train: it quirklj 
«**ipyi^ and pn'\»nti hi** ini»-t runnin;: pi* 'tt-*, 'putting? to flight 
tlH>^' arni\i-<» (»f i« i<>!i-« uiMi vihii-h In* u««th to l^^ffpp 
nian'«« unuiidol «-mii<h i* n* «•. 'Ili«- hi>Iy iVdnji-t tlnth wril infim 
UH itf thf imuiT and t'«>r>'«* <>f viln-n Im- t«IU u^* that it fiirhta 
with an^«-N ••tnnjrth. I*- wxiv. 7. 7Vi* ./'../»// f.f /A* I^*rd^ 
Riiitli !»a\iil. **:tt.hfft i"t,,l •/'..*' tf.»t,t tK :* htr Imi, tinJ 'iri»» 
i*i*th f/,»ttt. Nm- that wr iiuiv liiTi- \i ith'tiit rum*' pn-^uim* to 
rri»v» our Saviour* -^iMai li in aii«fth«'r ra«M- of ii r^ di* fur; lUi* 
dir*tan*l tn«^- of an h*<l\ fi ar < *h nit-n of littir faitli. why arr 
yii- not atiratd Y 

\\'h«n^«\i r rlii- jrn* •• ».f <f»-l *hall U^'in t.i in« n-si^* in th<v, 
f«ar : wU* u it ^h ill d' fkirt fr><ni thi-«-. f« tr : and hIhu it ikhall 
n-turni* to tht---, fi ir. *.h?1j St Itirnml. Wlnfi t>i..u tip*t fi<«-hwt 
Ooiri* >pirit t>> xif*\*- within t!.ii-. fi ar thiiH- i»wn uiiwor- 
th\n<-M. tliat thou r<i«-ivf it ni<t in \ain. A niiX not u^i**! att 
all, or not m« II rnkpl>»\«'<l. it a dishonour tti tKi dt»n"Ur. Whrm 
tltiMi fi-t Ii-^t liny di'«a) «»r «uji|m n^ion of th« i|M'nitiiin of gracv 

SERMONS, &C. 19 

within thee, fear God's displeasure, who, for some cause or 
other, suffers thee thus to fall. But most of all must thou fear 
when God's grace is revived within thee, for the relapse is 
worse than the former disease. Therefor thy fear must in- 
crease with thy danger, lest, being made clean, thou sin againe, 
and a worse thing happen unto thee. In adversity, let us 
humbly acknowledge ^dtn Job, the punishment of God is fear- 
full : in prosperity, with David, there is mercy with [^?>w] that 
he may be feared. In all estates let his essentiall presence beget 
an awfnll fear and reverence in all our actions, since there is 
nothing more- fearful! in the saints and servants of God than 
not to fear. (Jer. xxxii. 40.) 

However, scruple not hence (yee sincere tho' imperfect Chris- 
tians, over subject sometimes to despondency) the certainty of 
our salvation. An holy fear doth not make us more scrupulous 
but more certain, saith St. Bernard, in his 15th Sermon upon 
the Psalms, for this fear (as hope) is the fruit of an holy faith ; 
and St. Paid joyns it witn faith, (Kom. xi. 20.) as an antidote 
to a high mind. Thou standest by faith, be not high minded 
but fear : and indeed [tY] is the ground of our assurance of sal- 
vation, which we cannot nave but by faith. I say by faith, not 
as if it were not certaine, but to exclude that certainty of evi- 
dence and sense which requires an absolute assent, both in 
respect of the truth of the thmg, and of our knowledge, because 
it 18 soe, and because we can demonstrate it to be soe. And 
when we say 4 is more than 2, the whole is greater than part, 
perfect knowledge of sence and experience absolutely conclude 
it most certain. The certainty of our salvation is a faithfull 
cleaving unto Christ Jesus. Tho' this in it selfe be more abso- 
lute than that of sence, as faith is more certain than any science, 
yet man's mind not throughly purged from the foggy mists of 
originall pollution cannot clearly determine. 

Christ indeed hath broken down the partition wall between 
Qod and his people, yet hath he sett the register of his elect 
beyond the ken of any mortall. Neither can we assure our- 
selves anjr otherwise of our salvation, than by trusting in him, 
by applying particularly, what he (that cannot lye) hath spoken 
in generall ; Whomever believeth in nie shall he saved, and this is 
in noe man so perfect but that the best may pray still, adjura 
me Damine, Lord help my unbelief. He that doth not thus fear 
hath noe faith, and then, noe certainty. 

As the Spirit of God witnesseth wee are the sons, soe fear 
testifyeth wee have the spirit. Noe man more surely relyes on 
his Saviour than he that most fears to offend him, soe is it no 
paradox at the same time to tremble and rojoyce in the liord. 


W 1»KA\ (.KANMU.K. 

Tilt* fruilty of our iiutun* und the nubtilty of the dovill coimpm 
tor (»ur ruitu* : lii*n* in ff«»ufl iiiuim* to fvar. Uut J««u» f*hriat U 
our ra^tlt* iiikI ilctViU't* : ht*n* i» p^'ut«*r cuunc to njoyce. 

A lima oil thr t«>|»|> o( all hi^li tow«T l«ioking diiwiiv and rub* 
hidrriii^ tiio <luiip'r <»f u tiill. inniKW to think thrn^uti. IniI 
It Miking luK-k on hin tWx und Mviii^ hiniM*ltV* rnvironcHl on v\trj 
Mv \%ith kitthin* iit>, njiiyirth that hi* U fMic M.t*urt* of the 
dimmer : iM.r thi* niftf«t •*lc«ldy lH'K*i\tr, tho* ho known tliat undrr 
the |)rot4i'tion of tlir Alniitrhly h«* «'ann«it nim-arr}', y«-t he 
<M»in(iini«'Mt tri-niM*?* t<» rtti«vt on thi* drpluruhK* i^tat** of CulU 
in^ awuy. Al!N-it hin i»riiif-i|ili- U- tni«\ the Wonl of (fud «-«n- 
not tail in any tiitl*-. \Vlii.^rt-\«-r iM-lirvcth nhall U* mivM. Vft 
iH h«* j< aInUH ot' nii**-a]iiil\ 111;: it fii hiniM-llr. Tho* hv thinkrth 
h«* -Maiiditli. h«- nni'«t iHUait- li »t ]ir tall; tor it in tin* «'i>u«iititiii 
of faith and ^'rar«-. a- nf iiutiin-. ^till t<» drnin* i*n4Ti*aM> and I'-r- 
ItHiion : wlii«h in* i-K.«<iril\ ri-«|uir«*?« rarncM iimyt-r, und tLi« 
ini|ilirH u M»li(itoUH tV>ar. 

Sn* then ^ti^i- Miy «if a < ')iri*>?lan, us S-i|iiii Mmiftinif* «|Hikc of 
Koiiir, it Miifi mor«' ' m**'^* Mtun* wli«-n it Mt«id | m awi* of 
Tarthaps The ^'liunli wa<« n« \('r fn^-r from hi'n*!«u-« tliaii in 
thf tintr of |Mr?Mt-utioii. and tlu* nid of |n r««rution wa« tlie 
lM-;;innin;: i^{ In r*-7*y. \V«>«- an ini»!>t < iTtain whi-n wt^f iirt' nifot 
t«'!n|tti'«l. Whrn S-itan di -in -^ to Hliin<»wSt. I'l-tfr u« «ht<at, 
tlun riiii>»t*<« i»ni\i'r a.->un-<* him of <d\ation. ChrintV intfn««- 
Mon.** an' nion- |irr\aU'nt than an\ ti in|itati*iii, und, unl«-M> «• 
ii'iidi r tin in in< tt* i-tii.iU 1f\ ini|ii-nit« n* y. th«-\ art* nt\tT in 
\aiii. Ni-\*rih«l«-«>. Iii<« iiray* r iiiav tii't hiiidiT our*, nor hi* all 
Mitlii it-ncy i x« luilr i>ur l.iU>ui-. Wit mu^t t<i hiui. and he 
will i>r.i\ t'<«r U-. Li'tt u- tulfitl hi- • iinimaiidmi'ni% an«l ht- «iU 
t'nltitl hi- ]in>iiii-M «.. If \\i- lii\«- him. 1* t u- fi-ur to i tf* nd him. 
If Htf h.ivi- i-i>iitid« nci- of i«iir «'l««iioii in him, thm h-tt u« u«e 
:ill dilip-iiii- to iitaki- mir t.iUiii^, ainl thi- our i hi tion, »un>, liv 
addiii;; ;pMi«i uork- to nur taith ; in dtN in^ uh«niif w«- •hall 
n«\ir tall. It wan an h'.ith*n raniai that rorlunf nhi^u'd ikiI 
In* |*t.i\'d iii.t«i hut %iitli hand"! in motion; iiilintattii^ that no 
»mi!.it.ii niu'd U* air«-|»t«d iViiin tt hlu;^';r-»ril. .\iid it i» the 
A|>|Hi-*tti '- ruh-. w«- all kliiiH, tii add \irtitt- U* f.iith. intlu»tri t«i 

|ii.i\«r. Ffr t*i « r\ ^**A htl|». und not t>i tiutt to I'ur In I|»ing 
Kind, i- a- \.iin a- to lalHiur without (fmU h<-I|i. N'*t jl^ it hi* 
|HiMir%it-rr ii.-titht it lit. Iiut lat .iu«m- our i ndi a«wur i* n4|uir%«l 
t«» ilttith II- t'i hi- hh— ihu*. 

>hall till* |t!<>u!ii.iii liiirii hin |>h«w. or tin* iiiarrini r Iiia Hhi|i|i» 
In^ au-4' (fiMl littJ* "^iiid, / i'l/V ti**'r Aiifr fh»» »tt»r f'»r»*iir A"*? 
Nli.ill wif n>it pn>vidf dit-i nt < hmthiii^. U^uu^ «i«- inu^t ii«4 
'.iKi thi'idiiiati tail t«>r ii\niintr lUvau-* ( l.riikt -aid. Tak^ 

SERMONS, &C. 21 

Hce care what ye shall- eat y shall wee therefore expect another 
white sheet from heaven P Or shall wee, with the sluggard in 
the fable, lye on the ground and expect the falling of the figgs 
with open mouth P which is not to serve God, but to tempt him. 
Such idleness becomes none worse than a soldier of Christ's 
band* The watchman must watch, tho' it be God that pre- 
serveth the citty; his vineyard must be husbanded emd his 
garden drest ; Paul must plant and Appollos water, before God 
give the increase. God cou'd have healed Hezekiah without a 
bunch of figRs, our Saviour no doubt cou'd have spoken the 
word to the Dlind man, and he shou'd have received his sight, 
but, that his actions might be our examples, he uses means for 
the cure ; he anointed his eyes with clay, bad him wash in the 
pool of Siloam before he cou'd see ; and, in the xxviith of the 
Acts of the Appostles, he gives St. Paul all the souls in the 
shipp. His promise cou'd not faile, yet their own sedulity was 
required to their safety ; by swiming and using broken pieces 
(you will find by the story) they all came safe to land. For 
how certain soever things are in respect of him who knoweth 
the end of all thin^, as well of those which shall bee, as those 
[ir^ticA] are or have been, they are not soe in respecf of our 
knowledge : (as you have heard) wherefor, wee must not idly 
cast our selves upon his providence, but humbly submit our 
selves unto it, alwayes shewing our devotion in prayers against 
an evilly tho' wee cannot our power in over comeing it. 

Discreet diligence must accompany our affection. Faith must 
be our anchor, and we must row with fear ; even with fear and 
trembling, in the least matter of our salvation : not like those 
[jichose] faith dares speak as boldly to their Maker as their 
neighbour, and hear his embassage with less reverence, nay 
imk like familiarity, as the message from an acquaintance; 
searching into the very secrets of God, and presumeing to learn 
what God hath revised to teach. A generation whidi may be 
known by their boldness, who take Christ's office upon them- 
aelvesy and will weed out those tares which he said should grow 
with the wheat till the harvest : and, like true Pharisees, they 
aeptrate themselves from the congregation of their brethren, 
thinking themselves more holy than they ; and more skilfull in 
God's counsells than if they were imediately inspired from on 
high, interpreting God's deepest mysteries without an^'O (iaOog, 
at first sight ; yea, and that more sanctifyedly too, than with a 
moneth's preparation. 

Daniel, (I doubt not) as wise a man and as holy as any 
of these men, ecclesiastick or layick ; will not presume to inter- 
pret soe much as a dream without respite and consideration. 

'S2 liK\N r.K%N\II I.K. 

II«*4* ttr^t pnivr^, you will fiml. with \m coin|iany t«> (SihI Uvr 
itirrt-y (itiu^^-niiii^ xUr mvrrt ; nor will lh<»tc*r niMiik unto hrr 
ktii^, uiitill ^hi* Im^* iiMAiJitwl with th«* pruyrni of all tht* Jc'W«i» in 
Shii.oh.iii. Ami St. .Iiihii, M** St. «lrn>ni«* n*iMirt« in hin pni|ii|ru«* 
uiN>ii St. Matthew, intn-utiti hy thi* lii*«ho|Mot' Aniu. hinhn-thrfn, 
to writ«- hi* <f«»*>|N'lI iipiiii^t (ho lun-tirn Khion ancMVrinthus, 
tir-t nt|iiin^l » |iuhli«-k l*af«t tu )m* M>h>iiini/4.'<1 thn»u^h<»ut iho 
whi»h' < 'hunli. 

Siifh |>ri*|iiir.itiiiii, in a |iro|»i>rtion. in n<(|ui«iti* in our l<-<«M*r 
affaim: ranhly to * riti-r th«* lint* in any hu**ifn<-nn <«h|ii<(*ial]y thiit 
whirh in •sitTitl' it ini|Mi(Uiiily to rliallfn^' u hlc^^Mnir, n*>X to 
entn-at on*- ; \ihiili |inft'.inr n«-;^l«i t o|'«liity, how hli^htly mu'wr 
mm «f«t<<«*ni of it, •^\iiiir** of Inkiihiiiy anil Aiiin«»M. Ft>r 
whi* i*an ii>ntr*u< u Hrity. an<l 1k-«- i;rnnnint of iu omrurn'nr^ Ui 
nil artii*n!« : unii wlioran kn^w tlii^, utiit. without p^iit ini|itrty, 
forU'ur to iin|ilf»n' it«« u«**i-t.inri- !" 

To a-^k hi*l|i itf (f«iil. thf < 'n-atour. r;in U* no nn^judin* to nian 
hif* rn-atun\ hut hi< (rri-at*<«t a<i\:int;ip> and hi^hi-nt honour; 
ni'ithiT d*n* nian'^ (»nliiiary nn an** atnl i'n«li'U\ouni (h'tnii t fmni 
(to«rit alNt<utlii*ifiit rri*\i(ltni «*. hut (hM-hm* it«« |Miwor : wiv, m<^. 
in^ th«* Hh*n<liTn«'?^** of our owm^ **tmi^th, mith Ln^';it«*r mlmirm* 
titin a«-kni»wh*<I':i' hi^ onitil|i**t«-n(*<> %ihirh i%i'rkt*th all in nil. 

Our IT***! «»M fat lit-r •! atoll h«p-. «<11 knrw th«* |i«iwfr und 
nirriy of foMl, y«t lioth \\r n**X |»ri **unii* in a danpr, th«iuirh he 
U* riTiolvtil to N*ar it : hut u^ <« hi*t N ^t ni««. Ili^ faithfull 
Ih'urt an«l trtuihlinir hand ar«* «ni|il'i\tii to^'thcr. thi* on«* in 
|ini\id«in:r |in-M>ntM I'nr th** ruh-r «>f K^\|»t. tin* othrr in «N«ndin|f 
up|» |»ra\t ro t'l (fo«i. It' thi' t.r**t ranrmt |»« mwudr him. lh«* Uj4 
fihall him. Faith !•« th«- u'n»un«t nf all hi*i ililifr^'ncr, 
\\t' lirM ri l\'-« **u iunW nun y : und liar tin* ruh- «if hiii artion«» 
h***- !:'»•■• uUiul to iwrify tin* nil* r 

H't // f/ftn f|U«»th hi' */ if tttif^t /•* ii»«r, my •*#«•, titw fkn*, t»tL^ 

A>«'fty, •y.i«» • "1./ 9n/t h» , tt'fttn .ii« 7 'i/ f*, \t . |I|4 |ir>iyi'P» *«'4«inri 

hi* iiutu.ird nii-aiit : .imi fi'^i .l''f/«<'/A'7. •s'i\«'^ hi'*-, f/»rr yom 
#*it r. 7 fmf',t* thi tn*ifi, th'if hi 9/ui'/ »* «'/ ii*r*t»/ ti*ftr nthrr hnnihrr 
<inJ /*' iir'i/r.iM, uiul Hh:itiMH>\ir ha|i|Hnt I u ill I tidun* il. y«-a, // 

SERMONS, &C. 23 

ir° SERMON. 

HiTHBHTO you heard the necessity and maner of submitting to 
the will of God. I shall now enter on the third part of my 
text and shew you the benefitts redounding from such submis- 

This casts me unavoidably upon a common-place, and one of 
the most common of places, even that of adversity or affliction 
as often preached as felt. However there will be noe cause to 
pass it over, since I am naturally led thereto by the time, as 
well as my text. A time of judgement, of warr, and of danger, 
threatening our poor Church and Kingdom with a heavy mea- 
sure of affliction and large portion of this bitter cupp, which I 
fear is like to be felt or tasted (unless a speedy return in duty 
to God and the King prevent) by our selves and posterity. 
While temporall crosses remain, (which dye only with man) 
wee must preach their necessity and benefitt, the one as abso- 
lute, the other to the godly certain. 

To doe good and siiffer wrong, after Christs blessed example, 
is an especiall part of Christian life and duty. Your diligence 
hath been required for the first, the last requires your humility, 
upon the same grounds of faith and fear : whereto if you do add 
(sinoe heaven frowns upon this land) a profound humiliation, 
you will doe no more than God expects att your hands. 

Not to fear affliction becomes a rigid sceptic, or senseless 
stoick, not an affectionate Jacob, or tender hearted Joseph. On 
the other side, to be utterly cast down in the bed of sorrow fitts 
not an Abraham, but a Cain. Both good and just is God, saith 
holy David, good and gracious to teach patient sinners in the 
way ; but just alsoe to punish those which run on still in their 

Happy jihen are those troubled spirits (let me mind them) 
where this constellation appears, where Fear acknowledgeth 
God a just judge, and Faith bclieveth him a loving father. 

Adversity, indeed, is the discipline of God's house, under 
which he brings upp his children ; through fear of which he 
bridleth their inordinate affections, and, by disenabling and 
mortifying them, works an unwillingness to offepd. For ex- 
ample, — 

21 l>K \\ i.K\\\lt I >. 

The rirh man fi|)(iyl<'(l of hit riihiii M^'n thoir uncertainty, and 
fMM* riyt-H liiu*k fmni hin fugiT iiuntiiit nf tlifni to him that igmrr 
tht*m. T)i<> vuin-^Ii»rioti.H uml umhitiouM man. drf^nwliMl frmn 
court ti> rottap*. iiikI. aArr all hit iiiduAtrv to hm*. brou^rht low, 
und nmdr "M-t* pluinly then* i** n^M* r4mtidfncx* in any humane* 
h«'lii, not* nf»t in th«* Ufii und nnv^t |i«»trnt of nrinnn. nor in anj 
thild t»t' man. .in*i*rilin^ to Ihi>id*rt olMtT^'utioni t«nu*hin(; him 
to trutt only nii thi* Kinirof kin;:'*. Th«* pNnl father ht-n* in 
the t<*\t. lH-rra\M| iit hin chiMn-n, «'<inl«'*»4^ th<'V wi*r«* Init a 
hroktMi ••tatrf. anil, uhi-n hi- roiiM not lon^^T (-ontinuo a father, 
rontt-ntfil hint^M-ltr fully that h«- ua** th«* rhihl of ^mmI. 

Sm* pniih*- i-* iMir iin- tn all \ii|ii|»tu«iiiinc'A<* aiiil unthtui- 
WW*, ami *«iN> n-U lliiiiio an* mir atltitiun^ air^iiit^t any pHid. that 
nothing hut thii u«»rinuiMM| ran >»i*an ih from nurkin^ tht* 
dri-^(r« of Worldly and •»4ii»uall iiI«\ioun-H, fir ntup ua in thia 
i-urthly |til{;rinia;:i' fn>ni runnin;? hi:iiili>ii^ tii di-tnii-tii»n. lie 
in t*frtainly nii*M raMf whi> ni'V«-r fi-It any niiiicry. if we U*li<rvr 
S-n«-« a. aiiil it i% ^mnI di\iiiiry in th«* hi*»th«n'i« own M-nnr ; 

txtrttt tftihn* ttfiuhjt t* , tfitfiiim imir*;9'f n ft fur, 9tn»!i*% r*mtmr%M 
Mw/M *'r"tf. V« ry ni-ar that «if tht- A|pr.tli'. >ll«h. lii. «>.i 
Th* L'tf'i » /. /•'. <if '/# tt Kfitn /i# A. '•?/!. 'til i •"'•»r7»^A mrtf •/m •fA**m 
/««■ 9'*fu*fh . hut ri-M'r\i'th wtiMiii h*- ■M-«>iii«th to |niim hy, ywi^tM 
flirt *r> tt'f*fin'. hi* doth hut Mi*ni t«i |ki<Mt thi*in oviT, f«ir |pr«-ater 
|»uni**!i!iii'nt. H^kI Utvk rt*^.iriU a ih(»u<ind U'uni^ in th«* r\i*n ttt 
th«* wirkul. than i»n<* nmti* in thi* lyi-^ nf hi** |m<«»|i|o; / iri// no/ 
f'titunh ■H,iilh <iin| hy Win |*p'|*h«-t V'ti/r littutjhttr* tfArm fhef 

iIliMu iv. It itut \iMi \ih<itM I h.i%'i' rhiMii*n of all the I'arth 
wdl I |>uni«h f t all y<>ur inii|iMty. Am. ni. !.• 

Thui <iiMr^ |Hii|»|i- in thi** Itfi* art', a« it w«>n\ tr.ivrllin;r fnim 
KhT^pt toraiiiUin. Tho' our ihaiUy I'haroah. th«* 1 ni*my « if man- 
kind. Ih' iivi rwhi'Iini'il in thi* nd ^.v of ^'hrint'^ hh^^l that l.r 
lanniit throw \m d<iwnf. \tt hi* 1 a-t nihl»« in our w.iy to ^tumlde 
u*. Niiui" An»«>rit«-« thi-n- will U- «lill to ifiJiMHti* u». Th«- •'*• 
naaniti' i- wi in thi* land. Tin* th-^h and th«* world t-rii-t pildra 
• al\i-. -uiTtf'-t n»'iniiuriiiir* .in<l l'i-*» whinhy w«^- |ir*>\«>kr tiod 
to wrath, .mil t>>rrr him l>y atlliitiiiii ti» c-ha.*iti4i*, and tivrrtx't im 
in thi- richt wa\ . 

<»ur I'liiniiy i-* a* tinir*; Nunih. \\i 'J'» fn«m ilam*»lh to 
I'ltCatli. Ip>nt till \ lit- i>t huinilif\ and d* .ith to thi- tdain htU 
of ha)i|i\n<'«fc« and « \* rl.i^ttn;; hit- : •>«•■- Nt -Itp^mf u|»|»lycrA theiV 
woriU in hit I'pi-tl* . ' /'I^,.. 

* Tt.t |lir«n -iklrnr!! i|u>>lr« frmi n mi in It it §fr-n»*9 in thr IrtI ntaij. — KSL 

SERMONS, &C. 25 

And this, (before wee proceed) may alsoe aflford a profitable 
lesson for this world's darling. Hath any ascended this hill of 
happyness P Let him not cast his scomfidl eye on his brother 
in tne vale, but look rather towards Jeshimon, the wilderness 
over against him, pitty them which are in it, and praise God 
for his better mansion. Let him not forget that the hill whereon 
he stands is Pisgah, which St. Jerome interprets dolatus, smooth, 
as if it were plained ; very slippery, with an easy descent, from 
which the lest slipp may cast him downe thither whence with a 
great labour he got upp : making him feel by experience that a 
relapse is a double fall. But this by the way. 

Wee may take one type more of the saints' afflictions from 
the Israelites. There was never any hony (observes the father) 
in their sacrafices, neither were the lights, which burnt in their 
tabernacles, of wax, which is sweet, but of oyle, sharp and 
bitter: as if they ought [jnot~\ to enjoy the lest emblem or 
shaddow of pleasure. But however, it was with them, certainly 
as it is with us Christians, that our joy and felicity is not here 
below, but in those things which are above, where Christ sitts 
on the right hand of God, whereon wee ought to sett our aflfec- 
tions ; and which are the only object pf a right mortify ed and 
iaithfull Christian's search. Our light, as well as life, is in 
heaven ; where our conversation alsoe ought to bee, and where 
wee shall by the assistance of the Almighty, and a truely sanc- 
tifyed use of God's visitations, (which are a Christian's best 
directions) in the conclusion arrive, to our everlasting comfort, 
if wee are not wanting to our selves. Christ Jesus, the Sove- 
raigne of men and angells, and captain of our salvation, if wee 
readily and heartily follow him, and trust in him, will bring us 
(and it is only hee that can bring us) through fire and water 
into a wealthy place. Hee is our Moses to lead us (for wee can- 
not goe without him) from Bamoth to Pisgah, through many 
tribmations, through all the difficultyes of our lives and call- 
ings, into the kingdom of heaven and port of our salvation. 
And this is the end of God's visitations. The fire of ad- 
versity is designed to refine us, to purge away our dross, and 
to fitt us for those pure mansions whereinto no unclean thing 
can enter. 

Who will not then cry out with David (Ps. cxix. 71.) in his 
sufferings, ii is good for me that I have been afflicted. It is as 
necessary a duty to praise God after afiliction, as to pray to him 
in it, though wee may not pray for it ; tribulations in them- 
selves being evill, and the efi'ect of disobedience. Had not man 
grown rebellious God had not visited, but because of the wick- 
of his doeing, Gtxi sends upon him cursing, vexation and 


2(1 i)K%N (*K%NVI1.1.K. 

n*hiiki\ (I>i*ut. xx%'iii. *2i». > Hut iliriM, tho KiM*k of rnir nah'a- 
tiitii ihlfwu^l Im* hin Nfini«*> liiui tumM thi* (h1^* of thU fi«'orrl : 
iMi thitt '»«m r^t mnluiH jam f»fift, «*/ malum /arrrr) it in not rvill 
now tn Nutr«T. hut t4» cliN% rvill. 

Tin* rnwH of I'hriitt, iliki* th«* trf<* of iuA iJirwwI M(»v«. 
KximI. XV. *2'n luttli nltcrM the mitiirr of our tmuhhod watrrt, 
X\iv\ an' no lfinp*r htttir und un%av4)ury. hut pIcoAiint iind whol- 

(iHIMH'iully in th<*««* otM^nition^ following: 
1. Tlit'V incn-uM* our knowlwlp*, lioth of our <*rr«tour and 

our fM'Ivi*^. 
i?. Thi'V inrrtii.itt* mir dt^votinn, niaki*in^ u«i nlmtp mort* con- 
fonnnhh* to <*hnM our Ilimd. iintl mh* fittrr i«uhjix*U fur 
hifl |»itty un«l mnipiiH.Hiiiti. 

Fin*t, th«*y inrn*;iM* our knimh-vlp* ilr. While our outward 
man in ron^unn^fl <>ur iuwunl man i<« n^nrwi^d. For aa hiHff aa 
thf IhmIv tryunit>h«« in hi*« Mrt>npth. the wiurn whoh* rniplfiv- 
nirnt i^ to tiinii-h thr (<ir|M»rt'all or^rinit i»ith vifr>Mir and |iowrr 
for thi'ir nion- h:i*w> i'Xt'rri<M'«i. Hut thow* lurtu diMiMed by ad- 
TciNitv to ri*4'«'i%r th<HM' faf*ultv«*^, thfv n*tunu* to th«« mniI. and 
unit«*«l. Work nion- •»tron(rly in u w«-i^htyf*r matter, c-Trn in • 
flivine contfni{>hitii»n. Th« n* i« now n<M* fi-wdl for lunt, nam 
nhtui'^t for |»ri(h' Krrry iuji^i* faih*^ to hrin^r in t\ume driight- 
Minir i»[MMr4>fi whirh. in th«' tinit* of UMlily h<*nlth, ovrrhnd«<«i tb« 
fainting m»uI. Thi** pri<Min th«'n*for of th«' m»uI than onn* bn»krii« 
nhc Ui'otn«*«» iit'ti^t' in h<T hu'«in«fi.<«, und nin« tho «'iiy of (t<id'a 
roninian(hn«*nt**. Whrna* Iwfon- *hi* only hiiinl of (mmI aj» Jtib 
ii|H*Hk<* hy thi* hiarin^ of th«* ran', thf \aih' of thr tt-in|il«* onca 
n ni h\ •ii'kn* ?M.. or othrr mlrrrHity, nom h«T vytti «*»• him. The 
«*yc of htT uiidrrHtandiu}^. f»h«' inon' rhuirly a|i|in*hrn(hi hia 
|»ow( r; tht* ryi* of ht r fuith, »hr nion* rontidwitly n Ivc-a on bia 

Siondly. thjit knomli-clp* inflan)«-«i her di'^'otion and mndm 
u«» tilt* r -uhjii t» for hi* l»itty. \Vi ni««*t canii-Mly nur for a 
n-nii«l% i*f lianp r fn»m him i»hom w«<«* N-M know ran« mi«l 
for u« Whih- lit' an* in «tur ji»IIity, juM likt* thi» pnNlipill to 
St I.tjLr'<» (m>*|*i 1. 11(1' l««ik no furthi r than our Mht-*. And 
t} I .ini ikl'r.ipL h.ith Im n «»iif of thr ^inn«» i»f thi« nation, and 
of thi* plan A litil* rro^** nui\ ilrivr u-* to ctur nc*i^hlM>ur. hut 
whtii u«' .ir«- tlri\in to lat hu^k^ m\\\\ tin* -win**, in our in^'atn4 
rxtnntifx. thru K*n,iiiuttt*. Ill /Mf/.|/|^/^ nur niiti<U an* humhied 
with i»ur UMlvt-w ; tht ri. and tt«*t till th«-n. m^'v-^tAity Utxmif^ a 
vrrtut' ; / •'''// !■■ auM- I niu«it i •/** /«» my f\ithtr. 

(ohI d«.iU with hi« I'hddri-n sm a nur<4' uith hrft; •utfrrt 
thrni to Ma^'p^r, now and th«>n, that thi*y may look the bHter 

SERMONS, &C. 27 

to their feet. There is a hand behind which the child sees not 
that holds him up. Our Heavenly Father indeed plunges us 
(if I may soe speak) here in the depth of sorrow, that we may 
dive into the depth of our own hearts, and to make us more 
sensible punishes by decrees : (as he did Jacob) first with the 
loss of Rachell, then of Joseph, afterwards with famine, and fear 
of Benjamin ; even as Joseph dealt with his brethren, but as 
Joseph alsoe, tho' he began m wrath he ends in peace. 

Mercy foUowes judgment, and nothing but impenitency doth 
moke a separation. If Ood at any time be long in punishing, 
it is to teach his people more sensibly the guilt of their sinn ; 
that soe, by the better knowledge of their guilt, they may be 
driven the sooner to repentance, the seat of mercy. Both wnich 
methods of Almighty God's dealing with his servants have 
been often experienced by the people of this land. 

Rough hewn timber and unpolished stones are unfitt for any 
princely building, therefor God sawes us (as it were) in pieces 
oy adversity, smooths our inordinate affections and hews down 
oar rebellious lusts> before wee can become a meet temple of the 
Holy Ghost. 

God well knowes we have lost that image and superscription 
which he stampt us in, and therefor melts us anew, as the pro- 
phet speaks (Jer. ix. 7), and purify es us in the fire of afiliction, 
that wee may be made fitt materialls in that day in which he 
maketh up his Jewells. (Mai. iii. 17.) 

In a Chnstian life then, as in the almond tree, we must 
expect a hard shell, tho' there be a sweet kemell. Hardness, 
all know by experience, thus many times contains sweetness, 
and sundry other usefidl qualityes, as comfortable health follows 
hfter an impleasant potion. 

Let us approve ourselves therefor the servants of God, in 
much patience; as dying , hut behold, we live; as chastened, hut 
not killed; as sorrowfully yet alwayes rejoyceing. (2 Cor. vi. 9, 10.) 
Our sorrow is but qtiasi tristitia, transitory, (it seems) as there 
noted by the Appostle, a dream or shaddow of sorrow. But the 
joy of a true Christian is otherwise ; there is certum gaudium, it 
IS not said, «« joy full, but, alway rejoyceing. 

Hath then God taken away our worldly wealth from any of 
us ? It is (wee may conclude) because it shou'd deprive us of 
etemall happyness. Hath God bereaved any of us of our chil- 
dren or friends P It is because we shou'd put more trust in 
him. Hath he brought any of us to dishonour here? It is 
because we may be more fitt for glory hereafter. 

Extemall benefitts (none can deny) are God's blessings. But 
soe is the want of them alsoe. All things work together for 


*JS |iF\N <«HA\V|| I.K. 

till* UM«t ti> thii*M> who Iiivr ^iimI. (Horn. viii. "2f*.) <*lirii»t U to 
\i\H faith full rtt-rvaiit- Uith in litr and ih'utli. ii(l>:intap*. Wou'd 
n*iT ,iii\ wi-i- uillintrlv •miw in t«Mp», thut hi* luiirht n-ap in 
ji.y 'r WiiiiM hot A Ih- inntini uiili » vift ftprin;;. ho 
niii:)it h:i\r :i ltihnI h:ir\iM r .\n«l thii<« !nui*h (hr |ini|)h«t Il^irid 
a**«urt'"i Uo iit* !*•». i'\\. ('• . //" ^^«'/-' *l*mth *m In* tfiy trfp^piNf/, 
itt'ifiihi /'ii7/i #;'*.<«/ 4« f /. n/i.ii/ i/<i/^//#«« rum* iitf*t»n iritA y«y. 'Im*/ 
hfiuij /no %/,iiii»% '/ i//i /i»//i. Thi- k*** jiiT ••!' I«>rac| in.iy fH*in«-liiDt*« 
Mvni ti> uink. hut in«h*«il hi- m ithri •«hinilNTn nor •^h-t'ife*. If hi- 
•*utli-r a Monn tor a tiiin'. uhi-rrwith ur an* at thi« inMjinC 
(Iri-adl'iilly thn iNiii'«l h^i^i \ir. th*' •*)ii|» *»hall not nink. ii*A 
in nii»-t )»i».%i-rtull iittt ntiiii< «, \%hrti »•• ««-«*ni nuM n«'trh-« i<*«i. 
Man'«* i'\tn*imtvi -^ .in- < iiMl** iij.|»..riuiulyi*^, hath ul«ay«ii Ih^-ii 
thi* iilH.«r%af i<*n anil laiiL'u.iu'* <*t lutly nun. Whiii Afiruhani'c 
h.iii'l !•> n|i I'lr ihi- •»!!> k* . linn .m .iii;^^'ll ^topp^ tht- «moni. 
Whiii Mil-*!*! I\i- ^jitauhii:; in thi- ii\iT. thi'n i»* /f nio*t %at'r 
tVoin thi- r.;:\|» i ru« Ity A!i«l .laroh hm* nio*t rtim- 
|iirti<*l in hi** ^iif* \« h* n hi- ^upjfi^'il hi^* liail hmt th«>in. Th«*T 
an- til him ,i^ t)ti Kill *•• .1. thiiMttti fli-««trut-:ioii. hul pm^i* 
H.ittf\. U hih- he I iitN)*l.ii!i-< tiny uill hrin^ fh>wn hi« irr«T 
hairn initli Mirrou tn thi- u'ra\i . tht-y r«-\i>c hi^ €«hl afpr «itn 
pMMl tiiliiiir* ol ii'ini .mil •I<>*m|i]i n<* thi-n. in th« iiani«- ot <ni«l. Mithout lurtliiT inlariri^ 
im lit takr up 'l.ii oil'** ri-«xihitt<-n in unr ili**tn'^i«-!«, to |ii>r^waili* 
will! }i i« thi- I )ti it «1« ^iizu* I't fhi*i and niy turniir •M-rniitii. and 
fur uhirli wi«- li.til III \i f nii»!i' « .ii»-« and ui* may jumIv lAin^l 
.lariili'i nu.ird. 1^ r n^ n-*- .ill ti.i-an«uith frar and faithtull- 
nt-<»i. dilpji-iti I' and I "-ii.i;.'! . til pri\iiit thir-M* i*\ilU mhirh 
tliitatt-n u*. and h.1%1- tin • \ • lit totii^l'i i;i»<iil ph-aMin* : Mill 
na-i\ with pi'iiiit till I .■:■.♦. i!.r .I'll, in thi- 1 \tnaiii«-4t ini*«-rT 
til I IV I'tit. fi,f>'fK 'Ai- I ^.. .•' », f. ;. t *tiii I f.'tt riiv tru»t m fh**. 
Sh' •«hill ui- apprixi i-nr •mJxi.. taithlull -*« rvaiitu to IiimI and 
till* Kill;:, and att la-^t r*ii-i\i- that rpiwn of rttniall hiiM wkirh 
ii laiii up ti>r ail tli<kM tl.aT him. 

Kilt I nh ill not piii<i«^l aii\ lurthi-r in h«» hi-ati'ii a niail an thr 
topii-k of ad\«r<«i(y. itor %• t. hy \i>ur ta%iiur. ronrludr my dia> 
riiur«« I'i.i ri i« ii'-ritinj^ uhii h U* ninn* plain and oh%ii>tia 
to .1 <'l.ri-*iiii tliati fhi- U 111 tit iif .itlliitioii. a truth <-oii«pi«*uou« 
on? -I tIji- wiifiiu;.*^ ..f til. \ir> lii-.i:!nn*. and I loiiitnd unto 
yt-ur ri'XiiU at rf.;« ih^t.iitt I' )i*« i-\i t !li nt tri-atiM* ti» that 
pnr|*»<» I -h dl ti.iril'ir lia\i- p ;; ird to thi tiim ^ a« wi U a* 
iii\ tt \t. and ii-n^idir "niHm *,( ihiM' \<*ry alllu tion« lian^nK 
i>\i I ixir 1.1 aiU. whnh muot 1 \fri 1^- thi-<i«' our n^t^nation*, and 
i»hiih mil pro\i-. >< hri'«tianly «iihniitti<l tii lhu« bi*tii*tk-iall 
to u« 

SERMONS, &C. 29 

That it is our duty faithfully and chearfolly to submit unto 
Gods will all times of adversity with faith and fear, and that all 
truly Christian submissions, will in the end be highly advan- 
tagious, hath been the subject of my two last discourses in this 


If the dayes of adversity and affliction, brethren, be such a 
hopefull seeds time, wee in our present circumstances are like, 
if we sow in pious tears, to have a plentifidl crop. 

Many a heavy judgment are already fain upon us for our 
past sins against God; and in a more particidar maner (we 
have too just reason to suspect) for our secure and carnal confi- 
dence ; oiir trusting in the arm of flesh, as well as our unpar- 
donable disobedience to, and vile contempt of God's vice-gerent, 
the King, and ^that'] many greater, for our stupid impenitency, 
will fall, we have alsoe to just cause to fear. 

God hath moved the land and divided it, and if his Almighty 
and most mercifull hand doth not prevent, it must shake nay 
totter into ruin and destruction. 

Hie sword is drawn in the midst of the nation : God grant it 
may not be too soon sheathed in one anothers bowells, nor whet 
by the present cessation. 

Insomuch that what party soever gains the victorv, both 
must certainly, some way or other, in the conclusion be con- 
siderable loosers. 

It is a sad thing that subjects to the same Prince shou'd, 
in words, many times profess and pretend the same thing ; 
and yet all the while fight against one another to destruc- 

One party, among other matters, declares for the protestant 
religion in generall, another for the Church of England as by 
law estaUist. 

They cannot be other, with honest meaning, than the very 
same cause, for the Church of England is undoubtedly a pro- 
testant church, and the best protestant religion (notwithstand- 
ing an aspersions) is profess'd in that Church ; and yet, in all 
probability, here is in the nation a quarrell begun, (God forgive 
the authors) which is not like to be determined without the 
shedding of much Christian blood. 

Or else, againe, one partv declares [/or] the King alsoe (as 
the Lords att York) as well as the protestant religion, together 
with the libertyes and propertyes of the subject. Another for 

«M) DF.AX r.ftAXVIU.R. 

thi* Kiiiff and nntinit luwtfi and ^ivrmmmt in Cliurrh and 
State. 'riiiM likrwiM*. without montul nwnutiuu, in nor other 
thuii tlu» fiirnifr, und yet \nd\i |Mirtytf(. you ihv, enter int4> a dia* 
Uiull hliMidy war to dii'ide the ri>iitniver*»y. 

'Ti«« «*«Ttain that our antient lawen and ^iveniment (wit*inurh 
depi*ndin^ on monarchy ) eannot \n* |in*M*rvt^l l»y the dentruetifMi 
of the I*rint-e; and true lilM*rty and |>n>|N*rty cannot U* Mvuntl 
bv the d«*Mtniction of the antient )^>veniiuent ; uim* uion* can the 
ri^ht pnittfitant ndi^ion. 

(*<im«*, brethren, let um all U- w«*Il aiU'imil iM*fon* wc*c imbrue 
our hantU di*«|>ly in on«* aiiothvr-i blo«Ml. Sueh like pretence* 
and lM*pninpi had auvv lum* \n*tXvr coiiH4Miu«'ne«*. 

iWhohl, I Miv, two iKirtyi*^ <it' the Kin^ n ^ubjivtn mokeinir the 
name |)n»t<fitation. and yet all tin* nhih* lifrht «*ith one anoth«*rt 
MM* that one of thmi eann<it b** ••in<*«*ri*. If two |M*r%onA de<dar« 
for the Kinf^. and ytt fall to bli>wi«, on«* (if them 'Iirt«t4iid 
what he wilh mu^t e< rtainly be a reliel in tigbtinfc agotuot the 

I would in eharity think that you all conclude rv'bi'IliuD a 
in«Mt imUoum thin^, ami that fiw will d am Min* not* fpntA 
Would) dip theuiM*lve« in ttot* heinoujf a crime knowtnglr 

The danp*r is that many «-orthv and honi*fft ^*ntli«iiira, as 
hen*tofore (and now in our pn'M'iit junrtun*i maie U* immaralv 
k'fore th<'y are awan>, int4i thi- foul ori'rnn*, wi farr that thejr 
cannot trll how to p'tt b;u>k u;rtiii ; or if thi>y (hi themarlTea) 
cannot hinder ill nun fmni pnMi^«din^ nn and eifivtinir thrir 
(*ndi by virtui* of the njiutation which they ha%'e ^ren to aa 
ill f-au**e. 

I wdl therefon* o*ai*e to o>nt4*nd in thU pla4*«* whin* ia the 
Iw-nt nulMt^et or verjiftt ndwU ; whrthiT I that dcvbtr^* my ^elfe 
for till* Kin^ and prntintant nlif;it»ii, or he«* that diH^lanti him- 
M*Ife for the priil<*iitant religion and the Kin^r. i* the m<»t kiyal 
and U*»t proti "^tant. 

I havr hi-n*. o|M*nly and fn-ijuently eni»u|rh. di*eover*d my 
print iuhiH «*f>nf*«*niin|r ^ubjivtion. I am. bn^thrt-n. of the Kime 
mind I ever iia», and not* remdvitl. by ttiMl'^ ^rait*. to live and 

In«iti-ail uf Mirh diAput4«ft. Tie endeavour to |iaint and M*tt 
U-fort* your lyt-^ thi% almminable ^in. that n«*ither imrtv wiU 
own*' ; and without tilling \ou any ninn^ who an* n-U4L»' I'le 

|ilainl\ ohi'W you. what xi^ reUllion. and what it iji to \m* r«?brl« 

In pnioecution when*<if. I'le k«*t*p pn*('iM>Iy u« widl a* I an 
abU* to the Wry temui and wurxla of the (*hurch of bliigland in 

SERMONS, &C. 31 

her printed Sermons or Homilies, published by Royall autho- 

Kebellion, then, you must know, is there esteem'd by the 
Church of England, wherever it is found, either among papists 
or protestants, (either on the 6th of November, or on the 30th 
January) the worst as it was the first of sins. 

In the first of her Homilies against Rebellion it is stiled the 
root of all vices, and the mother of all mischiefs, and in the 
second part, the worst of all vices, and greatest of all mischiefs, 
at the breaking in whereof all sins and miseries did flow in and 
overwhelm the world ; the author of that cursed sin of disobedi- 
ence (which brings in all other at its heels) being noe other than 
Lncifer himselfe, who of the brightest and most glorious angell, 
for this very sin of disobedience and rebellion against his King, 
became the blackest and foulest fiend, and from the height of 
heaven fell into the bottom of hell, as our Church expresses it 
in the aforesaid Homily. 

Rebellion in another place, speedily after, is stiled the foulest 
of all sinns, being as it were the source and originall of all 
other, and inseparable from the highest pride and contempt of 
Qod. " He that nameth rebellion," saith our Church, ** nameth 
not a single or one only sin, as is theft, murder, robbery, or 
such like, but " (to speak in the old language of our Homily) 
** the whole puddle and sink of all sins, against God and man ; 
against his Prince, his country, his country-men, his parents, 
his children, his lansfolks, his friends and against all men uni- 
versally. All sins " (saith the very same Homily) " nameth hee 
that nameth rebellion, every commandment being violated 
thereby.'* p. 360*. 

Tea, that all the seven deadly sins are contained in rebel- 
lion, you will find asserted in the same page, all sins, by all 
names that sins may be named and by qU means that sins 
may be comitted, do wholly and upon heaps follow rebellion. 

p. 361t. 

Pestilence, famine, and war, declared in Scripture to be the 
greatest of worldly plagues and miseryes ; yea, all the miseryes 
which these plagues have in them, doe altogether follow rebel- 
lion. The fore quoted page J. 

Of all warrs (wee are there minded) civill warr is the 
worst, but rebellion far more abominable than any civill warr. 

^ P. 607 in tbe Oxford Edition of the Homilies, 1840.— Ed. 
t P. M8-9. Ibid. t P. 609. lb. 

$ P. 610. lb. 

•i2 l»K\N UKINVILLF.. 

Mt>n'ov<»r, that ri'lN*!!*! un* foininonly punuhrd with mnark* 
abl«* ^haiiicfull ilrtitli^, an<l that thfV citM* \vr\ M'Mtitn n*|wiit, 
itlir ^ri*at4*?»t of |iiuiif<hin«'nti«i wr an* aHuunHl l>v tlir Tc*nr Hmir 
Il«fiiiily. |». .jrij*. 

A- aI*«4H* that h<niV4'ii i>« ■ M#-l phirt* of pi«Ml and (ibi^inil 
AuhjtitH. a- ht'll thi' |in<M»ii ami «luti^-«iii of ri*U'llii. a|rain«t Uod 
an«l thtir Prince: our <'liun*h, in that Tt*rk* |ufr*s trnuinfc <*vrr7 
olNNliftit n^alnic* thr fipiro uf hruv^n. ami a n*U*llioiui onr Um 
■iniilitmh* of hrll. 

I think I mi*^! not pnMliu^o any inon* quotatiunfi or armi- 
mcntfi out of thi<« n'|i«>Hiti>ry «>f our t'hun*h to r«invin«x« ytm that 
ruU'llion iH the ni4»**t ahhorn^tl nin ; ami that it nevrr pnf%«4 • 
twiwrui^i Halve (whi» ever an* the authun or aupiiurtcr* of it) 
for the Kinir, <*hun*h (»r Kininl"in- 

liut that I may have a r^uthrifut foundation for a pathrtirk 
di<i««waHit»n fri>m thin ^in, it will Ym* ntiuinito to in forme jrcm 
fully in ri^ht <*hunh nf Kntrhind hiyatty, and it ran br no 
other than i^ takm, wnnl tnr uurd, «iut of the^t* her own 
nuthori/4'<l M'rmitn.^. whirh will U* nii>**t etfeet willy done hjr 
natinfyin^ yuu in a {Mrtirular manni-r what the <*hun:h of ¥Mg» 
Lind eiite«*ni*i t4i U* n*U*llion. 

Fintt, to withstand nr um» any fi»n*e or violrmv to lawful! 
•ovinii^m*. tho* they U» m'v»r y^i wiekctl, and doe never mm 
inueh ahuM> their {m>W4T. ih nU'lliouii. If you will n4it fn^« M 
en*4iil, rie ttU you th** \«-ry |kiu^' wh4*n* you nuiy timl it ; ^Twm 
in the Homily 4»f nU-4li4'nr4' : I'art V.M. |u. t;4>. the la.«t nlitHm ia 
the y4*ar l<>7*i. wh4*n- \ou an- al-Mi.* mindi*tl ami I di^in* rtvu to 
tak4> i;oim1 not iff th«>n^if < that th4' Amahkite who killM KiAff 
Siiul. tho* it W.I- ilom- hy NiuTh ohu «-«fn'Mnt ami o>mniaad, 
(*J K iiijr* i. ' w;u4 |iut to di-ath ♦. 

Si 4 mi I ly. w«<«' an* infonn«*«i that not onlv ojM'n n*lM*lli«in or 
downright n*f*i-tam*4* of the I««inr^ anointi^l. ImiI any kind of 
n*nurn*<'ti«in. «ir ((itnmotion, or munnurinLr. •»m* tif our tti««lrm 
>irtuf'« i^ MindciiiMtd ;i- ati mtuji r.ilil*- >%itktdni-^^ in a wrll 
jr»vi rnf*i kintrh^m : |m. ti7 of th«* <inl lli«mily. J Wh4'nr Ton 
iM*«*. hy th4* way. hi»w iiiiieh thi<« a^* aufi that a^* pn^teAtABta 
4litrrr in th«tr -M^ntum ni- of li'V.ilty. 

Thiriilx. iti i a<w- of uitl.iutull ^r -int'ull i*omninmU. i»ur ni«>tli«r 
tlt«* t'liunh i»f Ktii»d.ini| .mii'ltt all tht- rtpniaiht-^* ia.*t on hrri 
in M»«* far from appro\in;; .in\ %i«ili*iit mith-tamim;*. or n*brl« 
liiii*. a;r»in-t l.iulull ruh r^*. it uill n-«t .ill-iw i-I any *itrt of 
wilitiMii i.r tumult-. « ith« r h\ I'-n 4* of .irui-, '-r ofht r» i**-. airainil 

^li 4>if ^1 FJ -r,o • r la*. Ib*4. 

: N H 

SERMONS, &C. 33 

the King himselfoy or any of his officers, but laves before the 
rebell's eye God's remarkable judgments on Coran, Dathan and 
Abiram, and on others, for provoaking God in the like kind ; 
and less provocations than most of us have been guilty of, tho' 
through the mercy of God and a gracious King, we have 
hitherto escap'd unpunished. 

The forementioned Corah, Dathan, and Abiram, were swal- 
lowed upp alive for but grudging against God's magistrates, 
others were utterly consumed by a sudden fire sent from God 
for their wicked murmuring. Others were stricken suddenly 
with a foul leprosy, for but froward behaviour ; not to mention 
some stun^ to death with strange fiery serpents, and 14,700 at 
one time kdled with the plague, whereof you are minded at the 
conclusion of the same Homily, as you are in other places of 
Scripture of 24,000 and 70,000 alsoe slaine, by the same judg- 
ment of God, for the very same sin ; that very sin of rebellion, 
that truely diabolick sin, which many present pretenders to loy- 
alty, nourish in their bosoms, who have invited the sword into 
the land, and thereby conjured upp a divill which God knows 
when they will be able to conjure down againe. 

I shall say noe more to rectify your notions concerning loy- 
alty and rebellion, than that our mother the Church of England, 
(now sadly wounded by her owne children) who is exceeding 
averse to this hellish crime, doth in these her orthodox and 
pious composures (the standard of our sermons and divinity) 
condemn it as disloyall and rebellious, not only to depose, de- 
stroy, or oppose the King, but to put him in fear, to terrify or 
disturb his sacred person or mind, valuable (as the Scripture 
tells us) above ten thousand of his subjects. 

And how any of those who either joyne with his enemyes, or 
sitt still when their Soveraigne needs their assistance, or soe 
much as mutter against him, can purge them selves from this 
last mentioned gmlt, (if the contrivers and managers of the in- 
vasion have furnished them with distinctions to clear themselves 
of the former) I shall never be able to comprehend or imderstand. 

Having now, by God's assistance, shewn you the necessity of 
Christian submission, resolution, and resignation to the will of 
God, and the manner how wee are to exercise those necessary 
and usefull graces, and alsoe made some seasonable reflections on 
Qod's judgments, at this time hanging over our heads, which 
doe loudly call for practice of the aforesaid dutyes ; (without 
which it is impossible for us to be soe truly penitent as to ap- 
pease God's wrath) laying alsoe before you the heinous guilt 
and odiousness of the sin of rebellion, and according to the doc- 


triiio, and in tlio words, of the Cliun*h of EnffLaod, ondettrour'd 
to iiifonnt* you what the <*hurch (which can wttrr judflv than 
oiir piivati* htwUi doth cMtivni to In* n'b(*llion ami rt*U'Uiauii, lo 
fortity you iipiin5«t the 04 Id luttionn luid hud^*-|MMlgr dirinitr of 
Mirh diviiK^ uii iin* mow adde to wnt«* the hintory of the Itr for- 
mat inn, than willing to praftitv the n'ff>nni*«l n*li|p<ifi, of the 

< 'hunh of Kn^hind ; f the ^lory whi re<if i% U^arin^ faith and true 
uUe^ianre to their hiafull S»vrrai^iei pve ine h*a?e. a» w<*ll a* 
I am ahle, to di«wwade v<m fn*m that al)i»niinahle tiin, and all 
appnisiehi*^ towanlft it, wiiirh i** MHMln^adfulI in iU eoDMH|ueiii'vm 
an<l (h-««truetiv«' to Monan h\ anil K|}tie«>[N«cy, h(*in^ foftti-n^d a» 
the darling fd* Tn-^hitry and a roinmimealth : and pndmblT 
liy Uiiuo mon* than our ni't^hU^iirint; i»nt*. who upholds her un- 
natundl invasion l»y trmptin^ -uhj*rtM to ti^ht aipiinst tb«*ir 
law full Mi%t nii^n. 

I(ri*thri*n. I am n'lt tun- i>Id a.« to havf for^it, nor noo ytHinft 
hut that I dot' >»i'll rt'in* niUr. the -^fivvifiUA an«l holy prvt^-nri'a 
of *ll. whirh urre ni:i<lr u^* of to ruin Imth <'hun*h uihI Statr, 
nrithi-r wnuld I U» tlmu^ht !««ii* •stupid iv* not t^i fiar and <iu^|M<ct 
hut tlie s.iMi«- train of' dr<*i«;iit!«, intri^u••^, ami maehinatiun«, mar 
havf t)u.' *«;uni' di-ntall etfii-t^. 

Th«* p iH-rality **i |>t-<i|»l«' wi-n*. f%«'n thm. in lh«* day!« of Kin|r 
(*harl<H I. a- mu< h alraid of |»"l»«ry as mi* are at pniM'nt. tho' 
h<* ^•hrwM him«M'Il'f' to U- oiii> 1*1' the m*i^t iiimi^ men ami tnieat 
protiMant prim**** on tin- tai f nl' thi* liliolf i-arth. lliey then 
driad«-4l I tit WW and \Kiiiiit\K^ t*«iUftK, a» they pn-t^mled) 
tho* th*'y li\.^l uii'h'r a mi* k anil trrai iou-* i*rine«\ nihiM** ch*- 
nn*nr\ pro^'d his ruinr. TIhv liudly t>\i Liimtnl a;?ain«t ••rill 

< i.iuii ••Ij.iur-. lilt wi n- uttt -iti-tyi-il tdl tiny i»« ri* ih-^hM nith 
thi' MiiiHl lit* l.iud an<l >tr.i!ioril. .iihI had ii\t-ri}iriiun undtr 
th.'i* |*'*)iid ir « l.iuii'ur artd «lf*^wi<«« tin* ni'tt mnMiltnihlf pdlarv 
in<'iiiir<)i and S'ad-. 'Uh \ «'>iMiplaiiiid f>t };rii-\ani tn, -with m«e 
li --* ii'M-M- i!i 1 1ll ••«- da\« 4 til 111 iiLiIi^'ittitiiit^ in thf-^ : ami ali^ir 
u!inMiiirI\ |«r» --d l''»r i.tii! - • i.-»ii«n*. liiit uKiu tlii*%* h.ul r\. 
t**it« tl t)ti*m h ail th it ;;«nh| riirii ". uhn h.i« t«*nd< r ol' hin |iisitdr 
• %•:» t<i i\ii-*-». thi'\ u. ri- in»l rmi'i nttil till hi* hail eomle- 
Hii lull \ 111-. r>*\.ill lii nl t.i tit*' 1>!*« k. and, \»\ i*un' t'.ilall 
M'"U. ?)irf«' k:ri;,il'»:iM \\. n- in\*'U*d in hl'-«il and ti»nt*u«ion. 
IJinI^ <»>1< nii;«' W'»r-!'ii|'p .iiid •nt\1'^' tiirhi-*l «j'iit»' out i»|" d««»r«, 
thf I »th» r- iii'l di;:ii:t\iil « !• r;:\ ■■! tin" < f,:ir« h, a* Ui II a« the 
ri;:lit.l'.\ ill N'-ImIi'v .i'i 1 tf-iitr\ «.t !h« l.iiid. \il»l\ tr.iMiph^l i.ti 
hv th«' nil i!H -'t lit" tii. \idi:.»r. .i!id iJl th'- la**, thi- <'rw»:n- a:iil 
<'hi»ri!i r»\.iiiif tl.i j. Ill ii I'M « i.f tf!\ :iiii»'d ,r\ im :/'d i>n. and 
empliivM t«i nuint.iin laiiatii f-m and t iar|M'.."n. 

SERMONS, &C. 35 

Why rebellion, seditiou, or rude treatment of Majesty, should 
now portend better in *88 than it did 48 years agoe, I cannot 
discover, and that rebells and traitors, fled into the Low Coun- 
tryes, shou'd be pnrifyed by the air and conversation in Holland, 
I can as litle conceive ; no more can I conceit how the inticeing 
and insnaring away of the King's subjects (as at present) to 
fight against their uege lord and Soveraign (nay to deliver him 
up into the hands of his enemyes) shou'd be a specimen and in- 
ffulible mark of kindness to the Church of England-protestant 
religion, which will not permit, upon any pretences whatsoever, 
to take up arms against a lawfull King, nor assist, aid, or abett, 
those who doe, noe not so much as to wish ill to the Lord's 
anointed in the very bottom of our hearts. 

For the love of God, brethren, let us leave those fond 
imaraiations, discourses, and practices, which have set the 
whole land into a combustion ; let us be ashamed of those un- 
reasonable delusions and methods of delivery which bring those 
very fears (or worse evills) on us which wee endeavour to avoid. 
Such infatuation is a sad prognostication. Quos perdei^e vult 
Jupiter y ho8 dementat. 

Wee have in this jimcture, I confesse, just ground of fear and 
jealousy. I who have hitherto opposed fears and jealousies, do 
now advise the preaching on those topicks, to wit, that they 
who dare unjusUy to invade us, intend if they can (pretend 
what they please) to conquer us, and, in plain terms, in the con- 
clusion to enslave us. 

I dare not in such a time of difficulty but declare clearly my 
mind and conscience. If the trumpet now shou'd give an un- 
certain sound, it might be of lamentable consequence. 

I never did yet, (I thank God) nor, if \^? Ilive^'] will, play my 
game soe as if I intended only to save my stake. 

It is your infelicity, dear and belovea brethren, at this pre- 
sent to have noe person in circumstances superiour to me (in 
the country) to give you right measures : which, when I have 
honestly and faimfully done, as I have endeavoured this day, 
(if you will not take them) the guilt must lye at your own 

I never yet was, nor ever shall be, I trust, ashamed in the 
pulpit to own my duty to my Soveraigne, and if I shou'd be 
silent now, when there is more need than ever for preachers 
fidthfully to open their mouths, to prevent the seducing of well 
meaning people, I should conclude my selfe accessary to rebel- 

The God of heaven by his Holy Spirit, the most infallible 


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guide, (lm«ct ui all into the faithfull dijcharge of our mmaotiTe 
iluty(»i« t4> our S()ven*igi>(% fnmi which we can nerer denola, I 
am nun*, without deviateing from the Chuxvh of EngUnd. 
To God tiik Fatiirk lic. 














Printed mt RoQen, by Wm. Machuel, ruS S. Lo, near the Pallace, for John 

Baptnte Besongine, ml^ Escnyer, at the Royall Son, and are to be sold by 

Angnstine Beaongne, in the Great Hall of the pallace att Paris. 



The same necessity which drove me from my home at the very 
time which my Sovereign was forced to withdraw from his own 
pallace, compells me to send these, as well as my other papers, 
to the press, to shew the maner how I parted with my friends 
and flock in the Bishoprick of Durham, and that the last dis- 
charge of my Archidiaconall office, in a time of trouble, was 
suitable to my past life and actings dureing more than twenty 
years in a time of peace. 

How imperfect and insufficient soever both have been, I 
never wanted, thro' God's grace, resolution all along to oppose 
the subjects' incroaching on the prerogative of their Kinff, as 
heartily as I have withstood the Dutch their invading of the 
land. It will be noe great ground of admiration to all who 
truly know me, that, at such a juncture, J did dare speak plain 
English to fortify my brethren against temptations, and encou- 
rage them, as I nave done^ in their duty to God and the King ; 
and I bless God's most holy Name that he hath been pleased to 
bestow on me, for the supply of my manifold defects, always 
Christian confidence in the pulpit, who have not enjoyed much 
of it any where else. 

By what God gave me boldness at that time to speak in the 
ears of a large and publick auditory of clergy and laity, (not 
rashly, but with the most mature consideration that I utter'd 
any thing in my whole life) they mi^ht perceive I did not 
intend to stay at Durham, if my sovereign should be banished 
from his kingdom ; as by committing the qame discourse to the 
jvess, after more serious fhoughts and greater deliberation, all 
men will be easily convinced that, till my sovereign be restored, 
(which I doe heartily pray for) I have noe thoughts to re- 

Though I found it very easy and intelligible how to behave 
my self under a Roman Catholic prince, in the discharge of all 
datves incumbent on me as a right Church of England subject 
or Christian, yet must acknowledge I am void of logick and 
other learning to supply me with distinctions and furniture 
necessary to live under an usurper. 

40 iiK\x f.KAwiu.r. 

And th«'n*f<ir if thi* n*nd<*r clincovrr the whctli* (^vunw* of iny 
lift*. UM ^«-U U.H tiiy writi'iiipi, (h^^tituti* f»f «Tuft t4> traiiiifi»mi idt 
M'lt'i* int«» any n)i;i|m>. uikI ihuiip* with \hv ^vi-mtii«*nt, l«*t him 
not )m' liAtoniHhfii. or ur<u<*4* nu* o\«t riptily, fur n<»t <l<M'in^ that 
for wliii*h I am n«»t mh* well ua oth(*n« quulifyt'il, i-ith«*r l»y luitiuv 
or <'<turatioU. 

It liath \n'*n my futi* to havi- HurkM in othrr prinripli^^, ajmI 
t«> liavt* \n^*u trainM up undtT lN*ttrr tutopi ; nay, ptmihly, in 
my wholi* make to )m* mm* n»ntri\«-<l ami c«im|M»^'(l, that i/] ui 
not in the* |H»wcr of man t«> ni'W niouKl nit* into that ai^rt of 
unimull vrhirh can hlow liut uml (tild with the ftume hrpath, and 
in uhlo to tmk\€* hi<* utakt*. what r\cr rani tunm up trump. 

To thoM* whf> f«)iall romlfnuH* it in mv oji a drpiorvMr pirrf 
of iuadn«*mor t(*lly. to talk or writ** away i»urh u nin^idf ralilr 
n*^fnut* Oil rro%iil<*iH'«* ami my kind {mtroni have U'Ati'WiW on 
me. (which I um like* to d«M* hy •^'ttiIl^ my nam«* to what I 
print I mti**t (l«i'!ai«- tliat I am oiif of thofw fuoU St. I'aul 
MN-aku ' '»/] wlio. that I muv U- wi<«4\ uni willing: in the ftiirht of 
tlie World to biiHime a f«N»f : ^aluiiii^ my inrnK-t-nry ami «iuic4 
of ronneiemv more than I doe the U-nt deanery «>r hiahonrick in 
(*hrifit«'ndom. and uh notliin^ yet hath tempt«'<l um*, i thank 
(f«Nl, t4i CM implement away my r« li^ion, -tho* I ha\«* lii-«*n bj 
luime lUM* ri'pnm«irdj u|Min Utrtl'i raiflin^ and M-ttin|r over us a 
Trinre «)f u ditfm^nt rommunii>n ; mn* n*^ eonnideration what- 
«'\er tl n*ly on (ffo<rii ;;rar( * fihall U* ahh- t4> prevaile with nw 
to pnMtitut«* it. hy fallinif <lown t«> oilorv the multitwU. or any 
ima^e. itho* it Im- of ;»i>lii whii h th<* |M-«*plf «hall M'tt upp. 

ThoM* t heritor that attac k mr hy urpifmrntii or thn-atii in 
lett«'n«. ti» •M^lu«i' mi- )*.!• k. .Hid draw tiKf into a ii'mphanor 
with thr new piVfrnm* nt. that I miudit mX my hatitl to thr 
rui^in^f upp tht* ItaU-U mhi« !i th«*y an- h'tiMin^ in KiiuLuid. may 
K;i\e their laUmr and tht-ir ink. i\*T till thfv hav<- c^fnfutrd 
the diM trine whit h they hati* pnaihi'*!. u« wtll a^ tht* i^iiand 
divinity of th«'ir Miither whi«h thiv ha^i* ft>r«akfn. tht-y may 
eeaiM* fmm olfi-rrinff me othfr artrtifinenti* tii o»ii\inte me ; and 
tdl tho} |H'n»wa«le nif* to M-tt a hitrhtT value i*n my mony than 
I dtM> on till' irrai-i* of (oid. and pri/i* my ti iii|Mirall intt-ni^t mcuT 
than mini- ititr^rrity. whirh imi m.i;;ii k I ha%f \«-t m« t withall, 
hat)) U^ti ahlf t'i I'tfi-i t •WH- .11 to till tiiv |««k«iti th« y maj 
ttl«*"' l*«'rUar to utfricht nu- with d* privaM'in 

I ha\f h»n^ i-^in-^id* n-il nn<l *tii.lii'.l thi- \m>'.u* of allt p.inr» 
whii h I imr to my oiu ly ln-j^- lofi mi. I o«'\i raitrn*'. King 
Jain*^ Vf, and to ni«' othir; aitd am lirndy. withi»ut doul4 or 
M-riipl«'. •citi«l\<«il that iii\ rt li;;ioii wdl nut i^rmit me to 
fidelity t<» any U*%ithi» him. 


That the greatest part of my brethren, notwithstanding the 
faithfall and frequent endeavours I have us'd to establish them 
in oonfonnity and loyalty, shou'd forsake God's vice-gerent to 
doe homage to the people's, is an unexpressible grief to. my 

To prevent the incurring such guilt, and the lamentable 
aeandal of such apostacy, I did in due time (as may appear 
from the date of the ensueing address) expose my selfe to much 
sensore by delivering my mind to an auditory which seem'd 
read^ to run themselves (as they have done) into that yoke and 
aemtude, which I (who had greater temptations than others) 
was resolved to run out of the kingdom, and from my prefer- 
ment, rather than submitt to. 

And to demonstrate that I am (after great thoughtfuUness 
and much prayer to God to direct me) of the very same mind 
here in France, Nov. 15, 1689, that I was in England, on the 
same day of the month 1688, as well as desireous to express my 
willingness to doe all that in me lyes to awaken those out of 
their sin which I could not confirm in their duty, I am as will- 
ing to commit to the press the discourse I then made, tho' I well 
know that I shall in soe doeing, in case these papers get into 
England, (and considering men's present genius and actings 
there) be exposed to the danger of running, as it were, the 
gaontlet through the nation. 

PVom mj Study in Roiien : 
Not. 15, IS89. 


If this or the former piece have the good fortune to find the 
way back to Durham, and fall into the hands of those persons 
that were present when they were spoken, (for whose sake they 
were first delivered and since printed) they may chance to take 
notice in the perusall (if their memoryes doe not fail them) that 
the author is more sparing than heretofore, or ever used to be, 
in his comendation of the constitution of the Church of Eng- 
land and more particularly in th^ praise of its well compiled 
liturgy, which he was wont, upon all occasions, very highly to 
extoll. In which case they are desired to understand and con- 
ndeTf that these papers have been printed in a Boman Catholick 

42 1»|-.\N <.K\NMI.t.K. 

c-<»!inin'. whfTi' tlu-v tinilil not U* |M'nnitt«*cl to poM the pmM 
without th<* |M'ru».ilI anil iipiimluitioii <if Itoinaii ratholiok*. mid 
tli.kt it ua<* u ^r«-at mark nt' t'a\(iur. ami nn (*»»|M-«*iull t<iki*n of 
tlifir |*r«-<Mnt t'i»rwar<iiii <«*« to mm urr with ami rnrf»unip* !«•%'• 
nlty, til Hiitrt-r •»• riinni'» ami a •.|M'«t}i **|iiik«*ii \*y a IH^im* of tdr 
C*liun-h «»t' Kii^liiii'l to )m- priiitfil ht-n* at all: m>twithftt«iifliii{f 
till* raHti^atiiihJ* uliiili lia\t' Ut n iiia«li' hv th«' n*tnnrhinf'nt »f 
Miiulry <-xpn*H.*>ii>ti«. anil «>niittiti^ all r(ini|MriMiiiii whirh did 
rarry with thini any n riiitimii. Ami thi-n-fon' tli#' afon'^iid 

IMtiplr have no juM raii'M* ^i\fn thtin to romi'it that th«*auth*»ur 
lath in any n-HiMct rh.titiriil lii^* •*« ntiniftiii of ihi* riliirinn of 
tilt* (')iiin*h ot* Kn^Iaml. uhith ht* ha'h 4'\«t profi'^M^l, and 
wlirn'in h«* dr-^in"* an*! r'-^^lxti Kv iuA*n jjraif to iivr aud 

If tlio alMivr ni«'nti>imil aiplitiir'* w)i<i (li<M-f»V(T tof» a{»|Hirv*ntlT 
that thrn' in aiuont: th* in at )i<>ini'. w}iati-vrr in in t)i«* aiith«ir 
ahn^nd, a lainrntahli- « haiiL'<- or any '•tlii-r •uirt of n-ailrm of our 
ownr or tit* any I'ltrn i;;n nutifn. laiiry him piilty of tiio inu«*h 
nharpiif^i* lit" t\|iri'^''ii«n. tiny an- intn-ati**! tt» rfnn'nd>i'r. or to 
Im* int'itrniMl. that whatiYir );i- h:ith ntt«T'd in a timi* of pn«t 
ht-ut ami hurrx . hath U>«-n oiHiktn a^aitiM iiurh an did invad«> 
hi^^owni- ii;iMvi- ri.iintry, 1* itli utit xpno-^ilth* injiiMirt* and iin- 
nutunilm'-^*> i** ^^^ 11 a** h«i;;iit« nin;; airirr.ivution^ fur want 
of i^ratitud*' .iiid tint it w:i<« a *«]»«i iall duty in i^vcr}* iiui* of hia 
rli.irai tf-r and ■•t.iti.'n, a* that tinp- t.i tAiHt-M-. u^ nimh a« thrjr 
w«-n- a)>l' . .Ill iii\.ixii>ii inlii«h u m Uxi^nd all pnit«<l«-nt and 
withiiut itirillill In •»•••• inmli it a •«ityrirall ifivi^-ri\4' .»f 
wliii h th«- :'.titlioi U.I- m-i h*\* r U- a* ;in\ tinn* allnwaMi- in thr 
writi-inu'* "t .1 'livit:* . it iiiih^t U- iitn\i^i. ••un ly. htit that it 
njay jM*'. hi Tt . In tl.i- iM«.*inii : i -|Mi'i.d y t iin«id«>niitf that hr 
di'l \«r\ •M.iMiii:kM\ •»li. \\ -.lull hi-* iriiiiL'Tiatinn. •'xm lji'fi»n* tlw» 
!'«.ri ♦ -. thai 1 ini!#-«l IupI f-iwImI u* *«k' ;rr«Mi a numlMT. hut that 
thiv ini;:ht K.i\«' U»n I'jtiN^*-*!. nay •>'i]i|iri'^^'<h hy any «*«iuntT 
ft" 1-!n;:Ian<i whiili i*..mM h.i\4» «li*w*il it ^ llr njrf»t valiant, 
t'atthtull and unanim«>u« - .iiid it' H«ink«* *»( t}i>Mw nii*n* |iiiWrrful| 
orati»iir*i wh>> ha\r Oh'^ n til* ir rli* *<irii k with «i\it niu«*h mii^'v^aa 
(il'iriii;; th«- n itfn «it 'litii* • >ati- in rai««;ni» ••uhj*-* t«* atri"* tittcia 
tir^t t" i'X« ludf . an-l att la-«t. in I'Xalfinj* III' I>«Nti.r li.' to 
<lt-thri!ii* tilt ir laut'ull *<*\i n i'^n. «|i»n'* tin ir |iartii liat 
with an hf irt\ u*'-"! ^ '-H ol ^htt tin- autrmr i iti Uki*! nf wm 
h«' tli'i ; ni'»n ii.ti:.?\«t th^i •li*' Tni;^»ht |ir>iUiMy h.i\t* Utii 
al.iruni*il in?** *» *U ' |» a *• ii-« ••! tht ir ilut> an*l i fmlitinn. that 
• •ur j»rr«M !it K..U t ..Jiit;r\ i-a\al;t'r«. uhnli.i^* nfunti'^i u« and 
ftlp«n th*tn« Iti^ ailri ail\ '»*m' ill ri'h I« iv* U» ha\«> «|iur-)ralM 


us) mi^ht have been driven away with shame before they had 
gotten into, or fixt themselves in the saddle. See desireable an 
end, the author conceiv'd, may certainly authorize some smart- 
ness of style, and apologize for him in any nationall or personall 
reflections his honest zeal transported him into, (which as he 
spake he prints) since that if any perceive some vinegar in his 
ink, he is perswaded they will discover noe gall. 

a speech made by the archdeacon to the clergy of the 
archdeaconry of durham in the church of st. mary- 
le-bow on the 15 nov. 1688, with a repetition of 
some chief matters contained in former speeches since 
his present majestyes accession to the crown. 

Reverend and worthy Brethren, 

It is a custom in the University of Oxford once in the year 
in the University Church to have a Repetition-sermon. This, as 
well as other her customes, I make no doubt, is supported with 
substantiall reason. An auditory of scholars and learned men, 
doctors and divines, have not, as she supposes, alwayes such 
faithftiU memoryes but that they need a monitor. 

It is noe affront therefor, brethren, to think that the gravest 
clergy, at the most solemn Visitation may be men of like in- 

Were I not then convinced by the language of your actions 
(whereby you speak as plainly as by your tongues) that you 
have either forgotten many things of moment said to you, or 
have done much worse, that is, in plain terms, undervalued and 
rejected them, I your unworthy Archdeacon might have cause, 
once in my life, to imitate this laudable University pattern, in 
makeing you a Repetition-speech ; which, tho' long, will goe 
down with you the better at a time when, as at present, you 
have noe Visitation-sermon. 

And here it will not be amisse to remind you that Repetition 
task there, in the Church of Oxford, is the most difficult employ- 
ment of the whole year. So that you will have small reason to 
imagine that I doe betake my selfe to the like course soe much 
ibr mine owne ease as your edification, and as I shall imitate 


44 I>i:\N <.K%N\II1.K. 

my niothiT tho rtiivtrHity in mii* n-Aiii^ct, mir dhall I in an«()irr. 
Sh«* fluth hut rxi*n*iM* tin- |iotiriirt* of hi-r (lutiitun- mm> far an to 
l»riii;r to tlii'ir virw thr iiu)iht;iiM-4' of many or any fM*mii*UA of tke 
%i)iti|v \iMr, hut of tlx* fi'ur l.i'vt ini«*<li.it4 ly priH-i^tlin^ I ^»i» -Sun- 
day, vix. ' th<* fHTniouM iin'aciiM on ^hmmI Frytlav an<l FImUt 
iKiy, with thtvM' on tii«- ti^o fulhiwinv; fi'MivulU. Ncm* inori* aliall 
I ilinttirh \ou uith iitMnin^ th«- hiM«l^ of any of my pojrt ail* 
ilr<**^'M-«, ««.i\iii>: thf fiiiir l.i^t, I nit m thiHM* wliirh I h:iv«- nioilr 
HJiiri' ih«* «h ith iif our l.itf ;:i.ii iitii'i Sivi n'i:n»»', th«i* I nii^ht 
iiiMtr Viiti t«> l«Mik t'.irtli* r h.n k. U in^' ni^t (tMiM-itMi^ to my M4fr 
(ii^l 1if |ir.ii<Htl I ili<l «-v*r nith /«tth* |in-n« uny thing 
ii|i«»n yitii hut uill u<»rth y<*iir iit-arini^ an«i oin.<«onant 
to thr kiHiwiK* ruh-^ of ttic <')iur« h tif Kn^hin«l ; •««» that with«Nit 
any nion- aihw* praying tor <i<Ml*.t a<^i.«»tamv; I cnttT on mj 
|mr]MM>i«* an«l rm|>loyni«>iit. 

/w jtt'tttion nf (hi • »i /« tn nrr uf ^ formrr m^wtrhrM . 

SrKiuii I. 

Tiir. fonnor of thfin* four (li*i«*i»urM>^ I vwAv you in the Churrh 
of St. Nii'holaM. thr thn*<* la^t in thi^ whrn*in wo<* an* at |inntfiit 
alwmhh'*!. I nhull. a(*<*«tnliiiic to our Ojifonl nifth«iil, t*nt«*njua 
you witli till* rh«-if an<l ni«Mt ini|>ortunt |M)intrt in thr aaini* order 
whit-li I H|»ok*- th«ni. 

l-'in*t. in tliat aft«*r a fHin<*i(h-rahh« alifM-nft^ and in^*at rhangr) 
I flul ju«Ii»«- It nittt to hriiiir to yi>ur viiw tho in>'atnt*Ma of our 
atlliiti«in, aud our i;r< .itt-r -*i!;<», whi« h |»roV(»ki^l Uod, att that 
tinii-. and in iliat tiiiiiii* r. to |iutii'*!i u*i with tht* Vwm <if a mtTtk 
and nii-n ifidl f.»tlnr of nur rtiuntry. 

A iirintt* of wit* omdf^^ndintf a mtt*. that he waft, 'likr bit 
n<*v«*r iMiouirh to U* adniinti and fTiMxl natural fathrn iiii»ri 
<*«in4-rni(*«l t«ir thf «-ajM* a!id pn>|Mrty of hi* ^uhj^^tn than for Um 
atruritv of hi* own {»*rw»n anil |»n'n»tr»tivt-?*, a prinn* of Ruch 
i*%<*mplar)* lon^'^ulffriii^r* iMnirin^ with turh inumi*nilil«* and 
ititiih rahU* utfronti t»f hi* authoiity. that h«* tiid t*vintv U\ all the 
worlil tliat it waa *i*an*«* inmiM** for a Sti aki to U* a tyranL 
A iirinci-. what«\<r niiffht Im* hi* own |>i*rM>imll intinuitTt«, thai 
hail ni»t oiir of thtvM* ^nMn flawiii in a nionan*h whi^h dot* Uiftlcr 
u|iiin inju*tic<« and rnii-lty to hi* iM'viiih*. A princt* which did 
aiH- ulmund in a«*t« <»f ^rruo* to a Ptuohi»ni and unirrat«*fuU gvtie* 
ration, tliat an tXf*4'«»ivo (drmciK y had likr to ha%i* |inj%cU hk 
ownt\ a* it did hi* fatluTV niiu. Laatly, a phiici* luidvr wboM 


(God forgive our unreasonable complaints) we might have been 
(if we were not) one of the happyest nations in the world. 

The next thing which I oflfered to your consideration was the 
gracious goodness of the present king, in not only continuing, 
but protecting our religion : whereby he did, in an unexpected 
blessed manner, defeat the bitter calumnyes of his malicious 
enemyes, who, for seven years before, had most seditiously ham- 
mer'd into the spirits of the vulgar most dismall and dreadfull 
apprehensions of a popish successor ; hee thereby proving all 
those (God be thanked) false prophets, who had insinuated into 
the peoples minds, (to the scaring them almost out of their 
senses) that, as soon as the Duke of York came to the crowne, 
wee should have mass said in all the cathedralls in England, to 
which act of mercy in the king it was but an unsuitable and un- 
seasonable retume (I cou'd not omit the notice) to grudge his 
majesty and those of his perswasion the exercise of their own 
religion, with impunity from the severity of the laws, whilst God 
kept us under the government of a pnnce of the Roman com- 
munion. Witness the untimely heat of some turbulent spirits 
in the House of Commons, which assembled on the 19 of May 
after his coming to the crowne, who flung a bone among that 
august assembly which was like to have broken all their teeth, 
foriously pressing on the then present and imediate revivall of 
the penall laws, without any exception of the Roman Catholicks, 
who had imdenyable pretences, considering their loyalty and 
services in the Great Rebellion, to some respite dureing the 
reign of a prince of their own religion. But the major part of 
that loyall Parlia:ment wisely fore saw whereto such a preposter- 
ous proceeding did tend, and, like faithfull patriots, did readily 
oppose, and soon quench the flame of that ill-tim'd zeale, re- 
solving without any more adoe (would God none had ever 
chang'd their minds) firmly to rely on the word of their gra- 
cious Prince for the security of their religion and lawes ; duti- 
fully expressing their just indignation against those rash, as 
well as norrid rebells, who did at that time insolently make a 
desperate attempt to overthrow our ancient monarchy : the Par- 
liament passing a Bill of Attainder in the first place against the 
arch-rebell and head of that republican crew who were wafted 
hither from the Low-Countryes, and then afterwardes assisting 
llieir Sovereign with their purses and persons to the utmost of 
their power, till, (by the blessing of God) he had wholly sup- 
prest a dreadfull rebellion, which, however small it might be m 
the begining, might have prov'd fatal to the whole Church as 
well as Kingdom. 

On which wicked and bloody designe we may now make the 

•U\ l»K W oH\NVIt I F. 

iii(in* iM'Vf'n* n*fli-«titifi*i. ii% tliinir* havt* talln out) miiicv that vik* 
n U'lli'iii '.'it>fT it wa-^ hiitrli«^l in htlli iiiul liuil Imvii ImrUmn^ 
ill lliillaiifi. iiT.d iitiif»ri}f «*tir nt-t^liUmp*, whu iiiakr a ImwI mm- 
|ilrinrnt t«» Kii^liiiift tnr raisin ;r thi*tii tVoiii n |HM»r dUtn^nnrti 
Htatf in thf fliiyi-M oft^ii-^-n Kli/.iUth. t** mm* hi;rli und mighty • 
n-|iu)»lii'k :iH ti» pvc rliii k tn tin* ni«Mt iMitrnt rriiwTii<<l hi««U, 
cvru to tht* ^n-:it<*?4t of tilt- ir iM-iitlartiipi, aiifl f'ruiii ili«|»utin|f in 
IIm- (InVf^ of* rharli'*« V? fi»r tlii* •-•\iraij»i»*y of tho wa*, <an met 
in*MiIi*iit «-noii^li I t«i (iiiiti nd in tii** «liiy«-fi of Kinp: Jutiir* 2 ftir 
tilt' tovrniipity of tii«- land, and to ti;rtit fur tht* imticriAU 
( niufif of thirt KiiiL^I<ini. if not to Miar it on th<*ir h«iMU. 
<uliirh it uiiuld li'fcdiy iN^i.ini- tti trampli* it uiid«'r thrir fr<vii 
wliirh wiitiM U- till* und<iiilit«'«l i'^w of a Fl«iiii'»h ri*alo miit 
with inin|H»i»ii*r and lirandy. tlio* m-vi r t^t mut-h vunii*ih'd uvit 
Hitli |in't«-iirif» of lilM-ity and it-Iiu'ion. 

Wii* fii:iy |cani<- tKc i.i\<'iir ^f tip- Iftillandi-r in the Mttriiid of 
AiiilMiina iimi Haiit.iiii TrMiii Ihitt-h at t^ «»f ni«*n*y <thn* MUDfi 
I d«M- U'liold uoiiM n*«t )h- (-••ii\ iiii til. 11 fi-w iLiyi«it a fg9n\ that 
if till* Ihitih oh'iu'fl land tiny int* tiilnl n- iiiiy hann«-. thi* I>*rd 
di'livi r liif and all tin* Kiii^*-« ••iM^lifnt fiiil»ji-«t%. and Irt th«Mt» 
wlio altound witli -m- unan oiintalilt' ami ali%unl ««irl of ctumtT 
oiitly fitl and t \|t« rinit nt t)ti ir t •>ni|i.i<^-ioii. And now, fn« 
tlii« M-aM.naidi' and |MTtin<-nt diL'r< •M.iiin. I .itn I«m| tu my third 
I^Ttif ular iif tliat Vi<»itatii>n -^j^t-* li whitdi I am «|>iti»minnfr. to 
wit : — 

Thr uiiMM .ikaiili* and und* — m-*! mm v of Almi|»hty <mmI in 
tin- li|iHM'«| •«ti|»|irt >«i'>n of that iliaiinlii k n-iM-llinn wht-rrwith 
llic «iitni\i-*t **i iMir Kin;r and C'iiundi fn-it-nnrd «iur So%rn*ign 

to tin* ^'p'Ulli'. 

A *,iil w« li'oin*' tor II i-"»r«'r i»«it«ii iirini-i* nr%iU- ri«i^ 
int«> tlii' )iav*n. .itN-r a l'>ni: an<I ti iriiij** ot'inm*. lattly wnuilit 
fntm kin;:il««ni to kin;r<l<>tii«\ and. wliirli in* Iniil n-a«in to think 
noiH- of till* li<«it iM-naiii-i-i* Hiiirli liia\tn liati ini|»Miil u|nn him) 
drivfti into IIhILiihI ant«ini; tin- iKifrh. w}i«>. it i« » wondrr, did 
niif n«4- \iM|4r.ri- t«i liiin. "iifii-** tiny did. iint^diatrly uiion bift 
roniinu' til thf rriiWTii-. < •"iinti-naiH*' hihI ^tijii^'ri thiM* n'twdlinot 
mi-** r< ini'» iltat •••ti;.'ht lii^ royal Iif«- : ami fil.i»-4* i:«h«I «»i11 and 
u«ll u:-lii« ti» t!i<><a' tint'iirtunati- nU lU >w)iii landt-il in tbo 
w«-«! tn.iv Tt**\% 4I. .ir!\ \m- ili-M ••\i-r«'<l i'V tii«- pn [Kiration« vhirh 
lit* \ i!.i\i' !•• n in.iki iiiu' • ^*'T ■*iin'i' ili** %i« t«'ry ^ivm liy ^i**! to 
«iur S..V. n ijii at? Ki?ik' ^-^ii:* tn'-'t. ^iii«ii di«.i{)|«'intmont it ia 
|ii ii*i crit vt^l rlitni. -::.••- thi v an- at tlii« \»ry in«tAnt main* 
tainin;* tltf *^iiiii ijuarri 11. |iuhli<«)iin;: a n«it' 1«'<«m HirkM mani« 
fi o?o i*r d«*« l.iraTfTi. oidy i^itii tl.t** ditii rtiiif. that tbf«» 
rr*aihip>'i4 iniii-\''» wiiirh in t\\\^ jtinctun* of afiair^ bnrp 


impadently invaded us) seem a little more angry than those 
trajrtors which landed at Lime with the God of heaven, for post- 
poneing their State-holder's pretences to the Crowne bv the 
blessed birth of a hopefull prince, (whom God preserve.) To 
whom the barbarous Dutch, (and some more barbarous among 
our selves) have been more bloody than cniell Herod in killing 
the children, by endeavouring to prove him illegitimate, and 
disinheritting him, (which Providence, and the King's wisdome 
and care, seems to have put out of dispute) thereby destroying 
the hopes and felicity of three kingdomes, in depriveing them of 
see on valuable a blessing as an heir male to succeed and support 
the monarchy. But to retume : the remarkable justice and 
vengeance of God in cutting of with great speed those traytors 
last spoken of, which they had foster'd in their bosome, and 
assisted with vessells and armes to land, and begin a rebellion 
in England and Scotland, together with the many signall pro- 
vidences of heaven in frustrating all their wicked designes, 
bringing to nought all their mischeivous attempts, and makeing 
that rebellion intended for the mine of Church and State a 
means (as rightly improved it might have been) the longer to 
uphold both ; should convince (I say) the most stupid Dutch 
understanding of the heavy displeasure of God against such 
hatefnll hypocrysy as the colouring over secular, unjust, nay 
treasonable machmations, with the profession of piety. One of 
the mottos which they att present bear in some of their flaggs, 
(as reported) Pro libertate et religione, for the preservation of 
liberty and religion. That our neighbours the Dutch, of all 
others, are become thus zealous and devout, and concerned for 
the libertyes and religion of England, (as they would have us 
imagine) is somewhat imintelligible. Btbit Flander editque beni, 
hath been by wise men heretofore assigned for the Flemins' 
character, and I never since heard of his reformation. Such 
saviours of our Church (God bless her) wou'd be as bad as the 
late saviours of our Nation. If heaven were incensed against 
US in soch a degree as to putt us imder a necessity of such 
miserable comforters and Mends to support us, it wou'd be hard 
to know which to choose, a saviour from* Amsterdam or Sala- 
manca. All I shall further say, before I proceed to the next 
particular, is. that as I doe with all my soul, thank and bless 
heaven for saving the nation from one of these saviours, soe 
I pray with most fervent zeal (in conjunction with all truly 
loyall subjects) that we may in due time be saved from the 
ouer, trusting in God, nay resting well assured, that we shall 
have a gracious retume of our prayers if our sins prevent not. 

4H iiKAN «.u\>\in.k. 

Ami ^M» I f-n^i?!* in my hiAt {iiirtiruLir cif my fitiit dincoorvr, 
namely, - - 

< >iir imli<»|ifiiNi)i|.- iililipition Ixith to Uml ami the Kin|( to 
iivr **iiit.i)ily til •<u( h iiniX|»« i't*-<l hlrnMngn of hravi'ii, and un- 
m«Tilt«'ii ki!i*Int'A<« t»l'an imliilp-iit |irinr«*. 

Till' m«'n*y ot'tnMl 'ytai win* th«'n tf>Mi ha<l bet*n wcmdrrfull 
)M-yt»n<l t\i>n'!t.<«iiiii to utir ^raiitiu.i S»vrraigiu\ in tint n«tiiriii|f 
him with liin my all hrotiii^ni, ut'^i-r inuim-mhli* difficulty t*A at* 
t4'mlin^tiif(triat and hin^ K«'Ulli<in. aftn^anln |in-M*nin|r him 
friim thf dati^T of many hl«HKlv I»utt<-1K in di.'fi*uix* uf bia 
nation u^ain-^t t)i«»M' vi-ry mi^i^if rni*inyi'% which would itKit* 
withntatuliii^ W(i* ffi-l thiir malic**.' nuik«* the world U'leivt* laod 
Mimt* I timl an* vimy i*ni»ii^h tn U-Ifive it i that they arr our 
kind, nuy rrli^imi^ t'rii'n<U. In th«' nrxt plan* dclivrrinK him 
fn>m that n*-\i>r to )m- torptttt-n dan^ri-r of tin* €lr«*p, wiu-n the 
(fioiiiviKR |H-ri<«lit>«i oil thf I««>mon and Oap«*, wh«*n* iuml 
many way«<A manif«-?*ti>il that h«- w:ui u |irinr«* whirh hfavi-n t«iok 
into itM ••iMii.ill and t'\traonlinar\ pnitit-tion. Thru n-at'uin|f 
him fmm a ^nat* r any of thf former danp'r<i, vxvu frum 
the madness of the iM^>pli-, from tht* fur\ of the rahhlr, fn»ni the 
ni^* of the in< eiiiMtl multitude, uhi* h (i»uld not ri'fraiii fnKn ihm 
hi^heM atfn»nt-, st.ihhint; in elh^M< . jud;;ini; him unworthy ihm 
n*«|>*-«t due III a Kinu'\ hnithtT tho' a Turk or Paj^n ; n«4 re* 
memlMTintr him fi»r a whih' -mm- mueh aM in their prayrra <ir 
i*up{M. Whirh upK-en and eontempt of hiA NM*rvfl |H*r«i»n in- 
rreoM^d to •uic hi^h a piieh (I t)i« n olwr^'Mi that many, of all 
de^n-«*i and <|ualit\e^, >M-ttin^ themnelve** apiinitt him) wo«ilil 
U* Hatinf\«Ml witli iiothinf? h^-M* than a liurlianiufl r&rl union of 
him fnim the iiu|MTi.iU ('rowtir. whi-rito Almi^htv <tt«l, in ttiitc 
uf m< n aiitl divi-IU, }i:i4 hniu^lit liim. with irreat honour, and to 
our e«>mf«irt. tto<l. in whi»-M' troxirnanee i« the h« -art a of kingiw 
piittin;: it into hit myall mind todi«»|)ill the fear« ami JmeIuoaTcw 
of hi* {Ntiplf hy th«» tir-t ml h«' did in « .lunefll. before hr had 
wiju-^l the t«nr^ fnun hi** ey. h fi.r hi«* lirit»ve«l brother; and 
ut^erwnnln nmkeini; him a Mi^AMfl in-trument f»f mi|i|ir^<«Rin|t 
tiiat tir^t Ihitrh r« U llw^n. whit h I dare ^> tti Milr. ^in^v it waa 
tornii«l in llojl.iiiil. in the «ttiiim*>n rii-«-i»tai-le tif ( liri^tendoai 
for re)M-lli and trail«ir«. an«l --*■ •»tim-x.,tiill a lortfi' fi»r Xtr% 

* n.«- iKikr ..M 'k «!• «r.vkr«l u( 1 1K l« n *. »r.t On- ***• «t Mtt««« I 
fMim IK. m utii •.( tt^ llurii»i#r. on IK. it ^«..rix "i M*« >^. !•«■.' \ «i««t» ■■I 
inUr« «ltriff .1. Uii .'' D* tir uintt*i»*r« t thi* Ji*a*irr. •.I «l lh€ l»*W* tmrw % m, m 
fim in • l.lfrr fr.M:, '•tr J«riM>« I» ik. lUrt |^*! Vr % nt 4 |Uli»'^^r(lk. I.i %lf. 

Uumry KUw. « 4. i« p C^. - Ko 


able practices that two proscribed ministers (fitter to be smiths 
than diTines) have there hammer'd out a second more divellish 
conspiracy. Such goodness of God to our Royall family, not 
leaveing it destitute of a prince of the right line, but settling 
upon the throne soe accomplished an one, in all respects, 
that, if hee had been of our own religion, wee should have 
thought our selves loaded with more happyness than wee had 
been able to bear. This mercy, I say, in raising a gracious 
prince (tho* of a different faith) to be the defender of ours in 
crushing a rebellion, like a cockatrise in the shell, which aimed 
more att the destruction of the Church than the Crowne, is soe 
unparellelled a blessing as deserves everlasting praise, and an 
etemall obligation to conforme our lives to the will and com- 
mands of our earthly, as well as heavenly. King. Which wee 
cannot doe, (give me leave on such occasions alwayes to be your 
monitor) till we approve our selves trulv genuine obedient sons 
of the Church, as well as dutyfuU complving subjects, (I know 
noe difference in these two epithets of obedient and complying, 
tho' the last hath been tum'd into a reproach) in all things 
which are not contrary to the clear Word of God. But I will 
for a while stopp such enlargements, as well as sett a period to 
my promised repetition of the most important Tieads of the first 
of my four Visitation Discourses propounded to be brought to 
your view ; which I have enlarged bv unavoidable digressions, 
occasion'd by the present wick^ and treacherous invasion. I 
shall sooner pass through the heads of the second \_? and other] 
refmaining ones, without such additionary reflections, and bring 
all, I trust, within the compass of less time than what is allowed 
for both Sermon and Speecn att a Visitation. 

Speech the 2nd. 

The chcif points of my second Discourse I shall lay before you 
are as followeth. 

First, our present King's further expression of his gracious 
goodness and condescension, in the seasonable and happy re- 
newall of those wholesome and excellent directions to preachers, 
which were published by his martyr'd father, and sett forth a 
second time by his royall brother King Charles 2, in the vear 
1(J62* : injoyning such a regulation of wie pulpit, (out of wnich 
have issued our former and our present flames ready to devour 

* ChariM Il.'t Directions to Preachers are given in Cardwell's Docamentary 
Aanab of the Omrdi of England. The re-issne of these Dfavctions by James II. 
ban date Mi llarab, 1665.— Ed. 


r>l» VV.W iiR%NV|I.|.F. 

un< surh oxiK't mnf«irtiiity tii our niKriclc. nu-h fn'OUfnt imMira- 
tinii (ill :ill |iiinM*lii:ill rlninhi^i f»f tin* (liN-triiu* aim tli«t-i|>linr of 
our I hiin'li* ftiu-li r* **|m ft to tlir linnl'n tlay, ami i'li«'ifly »urh a 
training up|> «>t't)i«- ^mith :iit<l t-:it«*<-)ii/t>iti^ tlinii iti thv Ibrnk of 
Ctmiiiiiin I'nviT. an wa-* thr iniK>t Iik<*Iy ni«Mii« 'VuIuaMr iiiA- 
iiitcly 1h yoiiii all (Ii-|»uti-?t ami liarraii^ii*<i frulii «*itlirr |nil|»it <»r 
pn'Hxi tfi prt-M-rvr tiir rinin )i uf Kti^IaiuI. Ati<l %ihirh wi^ 
rliT^v li.ifl ^riiilily riiilir.ii f«l. i<i<Nl tiiri;i%i' ut that t' i-rn*r 
of iii>;;lM-tiii^ tlitiin lia<i «'<•«■ Hot lalM»un*«i utuitT •mihu* kin«l tif 

S^iiiifliy, that Mtti-r iiiv<-4 ti\f<« a;rain'«t thi* P« |m* of Ilufnt* 
ivkliiUt Wf4* livi' iimlir a |triiH •■ ft' tin* Koiiiati r«imniurii*iiii 
oiiiittiti^ th»* iiHin- Min- wiivi-^ tn ]»ri-MTV<* iMir n-li^i'ti all<*vixl 
h\ thi** aii«l thf la<«t (;«hm1 kiiiu'. a** utll an liitiii^ ilf-«-lanuti*ins 
ii^TiinNi th«* ii'»n-i i»}iti>i!ni-t*« in !)■•• I.ii*- kin;r >*• n i^tic hy (Kimp 
who Hi-n* thi fii-^lvt •. liii! -. ii.i-i i.riti'ni»i-t-. u*r«' an « fft^ I i*f 
\rry Manii-aMr niul (laii;:i tmu-. /* ilr. ami hail tiu;rhtily iiii n-a.«*'d 
our M liimn ati<l w<akf i)«-«l (-ur i hiin h. It lH-iti)» iint iiatinrall 
liarraritpii*** in tin* «Ia\«^ ••! Xiiiu' ^'li.irltn *J An I t)i«n t<*M v<iu« 
ami ««till thiiik *m .I'^ni.iMf tn P-|>*-af au^aiii^t thf t'.iimtiik^. i»hirk 
fli«l, without a ( rontuniiity tn our nil***. Ai^iuli/t* a riipht 
riiurrh of KiiLrl.iml ili\im-. ipi- inon- than furiou** railing, or Ku( 
(li<*|iutf iii^ n;raiii-*t th«> l*>»|»-. or ('hun h of Koiiu-. in tin* pn-iictil 
rti;rm* of Kiii^ .laim<* J, ran lmvi- an unih niahh* «l«-nion«tr.itiuii 
tliat «»• an* ir^K-i •»ul'ii-«t«. Mf tirnii- prot.Maiiti. Ni-ith«T of uliick f-\iil«'i)i «■ \i^ iimi kiioUi -^ til In> ih*- |fL;irin;ut«- i^iui- of that 
riiunh whbli w.i- tn v« r i7uilt\ i.f l»iii»ttri»U'» ami unniaiim rlr 
/••.ilf. hut :iiM.i\i^ j"rt»ti-» inil t.i'i;rht. init on. 1\ a (i<^'|» %* nt^ra- 
ti«.n for M.i)''*v. l»Jit I 'hi i*?-liki- in*-i knt •*•% anil intHlrra!ion, 
i-xh^rtiri;: hi I « hii'lfi n t" '."rjiur M.- K::.^'. a?* wt II iim ft .«r iti*]. 
aii'l !•• U* j'l*! ••• .ill. ♦ M :» I'll},! w.-r** ni'M ini|>ljiMhlt* i»f 
h«r «n«iiiii- "F iipp-.j!.i r^. 

Thinlly. I ihinM tin ih'ii-|»«ii*il«h iluJy of f\fry onr of us 
til U t.ikf- our m|\i- to .1 nioTi- ii.'iiih:*.ihl«- 4iiur*«- than thr 
ti-rnnr. ot ni.iii.t.iiitiit^ our ri Iiu'i'>n h\ i!,«*^>- hivituM nii.iii« an<l 
niui It ntop- ttftttuill th.m lh«' i^thi r a hit h \m n- alh'a«il hy tkr 
Kiii^f, .1- Will a** o'lr <'l.urih. to •».i\i- imr *«i'*li-<, that i*. I»v liTi*- 
iu;; ill « «'rilin;: t.> «iur «!•« rri:i«-. rath* r than li\ talking of it. and 
u\**^X pirti* iil.irly hy '•*iiii\iu^ ami pr^ii ti** in^ mir (\iiiini44l 
rravi-r H«"ik. not -^in u.iiii;; i.tir imuilt-r aiitl k.ll in ni-^<<lli^M» and 
iniiN-rtim-nt pn karin;r>. hut l.iMhi: u]» .1 «!*-n- of aiiiniujiitHiQ 
uinl turiii-liin;: "Ur - |vi* ]*\ !}.« fur'^iiil pr* - ri^«<l oiur^^ aitk 
rourap- an<l ina^nanimit) .i;:atn**t tht il.iy of Uitt« 11. 

Thi- fourth au'l la-t |«>inl n « •inHinli^tl to \..ur oaiMilrrftlitiii, 
thfii. af that iun< tur« of atfair<*. and i« Mill nnrthi' to br 


thoaglit of) was, whether that subtle and malicious spirit (who 
oitea transforms him selfe into an angell of light, effecting his 
worst designes imder the disguise of holyness) doth not use 
pretended zeale against, as well as fears and jealousyes of, 
popery, as the most likely and successfuU stratagem to bring it 
m. 1 was then and am still of that opinion, and for God's ^e 
doe not despise the honest caution. 

Speech the 3rd. 

Thus haveing dispatcht the things most worthy of notice con- 
tained in my second Discourse, as well as the first, I shall 
attempt to bring to your view the most significant heads of the 

And here, waveing sundry arguements then laid before you 
to submit to your Soveraign's will and pleasure, even in the 
most unintelligible of all his acts of mercy, I mean that in- 
cluding the fanaticks in his Declaration for Hberty of conscience, 
excess of favour and liberty granted to his owne, as well as our 
Churches enemies, as allsoe passing over the characters of a 
right loyall and unalterably obedient subject to the King, and 
of a true right bred son of our Church, together with that nian 
of indifference, that pretends to be both, and yet is neither, 
which I did then very largely sett before you ; as well as the 
motives to become the two first, that is, good subjects and 
good Christians ; — ^waving, I say, these and some other matters, 
mat time will not permitt me to reflect on, I shall onely exer- 
cise your ears att present with heareing four cautions or direc- 
tionB, which I recomended to my auditory in the conclusion of 
that charge to the clergy, to wit : — 

First, that just reasonable and moderate groimd of fear, 
which every wise man ought to have in our circimastances, 
might drive us more close home to the throne of grace and 
God's altar, and make us all acquaint our selves, better than 
ever heretofore, with our hearts and consciences, takeing such 
care of the internal exercise of grace and vertue in the soul, 
(wherein cheifly is the Kingdom of God) and liveing in such 
obedience both to God and the King, as become the best Chris- 
tians and subjects, lest that our mercifuU God and gracious 
Prince (on whose grace and favour our felicity did then greatly 
depend) should for our past or future provocations be incensed, 
and deprive us of the liberty wee enjoyed in the exercise of our 
establist religion. 

The second was, to take care of the young generation, and 
never to suffer any youth to depart from the parrishes or fami* 


•VJ IkF.AN <.RA>\lt.LB. 

Iy«*H, or iinpnjQch in tiu* I^ml*n Supprr, without ilur tnntnactiucit 

mill u Humririit di'^^n**' ot' kn«>wl«*ilp' utid «lfri>tioti ; (/jm- Uhor^ 
fum' ii/*.M t%t uiifi. ii' ynu wrrt* U*T aiiv work^ of tu|i«'rt<n*^tiuo» 
I itniVfil \Mii tti |ir.i>'tiro thrill in thit nmrm*, iR-niiittcd to ua» 
(hli-«iM^l In* ttiNl uikI hin vir«-pin*tit nay rr<|uirtM| of im hy hit 
M:iji-Hty. in hin piim** ilini-tinti^ t«» pn*ttfhrrn, im U-fon* mm* 
tii»ii«4l. ulitntii wi- all iiti^hl iLi I tht'n ruutinnM y(»Uf to kM-p 
c-li*^\ anil thi* mu^hi t whtrcof huth uiurh i*4intribut«^l, without 
«li«|)ut<'. Ill liur pri'-M-nt ini««iry. 

A tliinl a<l\itc u.i<». ti» U H.m- liM a viiLmf niiti<in «*f loyulty, 
aii«i fiU^lifht-f til \*iiir •»ti|Nri<*iir-* in rhun-h un<l Stutt% luiyrht 
(liUiiii ii y<»ur ilinhr^t.uKliit;/. an^l niaki* y<»u nitin* MUMiiri<»ufl of 
yiMir pi\<'nHMir« int-nKn iiUHiit (tii thf pi<ii|>Ii'«i |>rivih'il)»ra, thfta 
of till' |H-<>|iIi-^ -.11 r ill :^iMii- i:t\a«iiiii t>t ihi' |in*niLpitivi* 4if ImhI's 
virr-;^ rent \V}i« n \iti' 4.i!iii'>r fliNiiivi r in Kii^lund if^iH^riAlly 
in th« t.iiniK ff fin >ii mci^ uny f*n*- in^ttanci* of th<> tin»t, but 
nia\ <\i*ry (la\ finii fur I.itiiiiitalilc ixamnh-^ of th<* hittc*r. And 
that yiiu Hnu^i n nil tiiU r anil In* a^^innM that tlif n*Iip*>n of 
our N)\frt-i^n«' (li«l nut <>ni* jut (itin-r h-«Mcn. or mo niurh •• 
ri otr.iin. thf aiith<*rity i^r ikiwit wliirh he* rit^-ivifl fn»ni iiud, 
nml iK't fr*»ni iii-^ •^i.hji^-tM. a<« al-^N* U* nion* ntfmiii of. an«l atc*rM 
til |Mi|» X\ raiiny than th« alitLMi* nf }^iv«>nini*-nt, in a tii«inarch 
whu in:iy U- *>u|i|»i<»'^l to ha\« , a<« ui 11 a^ hii» «uhj«^ tn, know* 
h"<lp\ irr.Mr. an<I ninM-i.-nri- of tliity to hin Si\t'nii>n*«* *■ 
h«MMti. to n •strain hitii tnun an r\tra%'atrint «'X«*n*iM* of hit 
|iiiU4r, aikil to inl'oniii> him that hi^ aioMint t<i i\\n\ will hv 
ni«»ri- hi-aw tlian ( of hi-» •^nhji^tH in ruM* of nialr-ail- 

My toiirth antl l.i-t roun«Mll ua*. to In- jii«t to all iu<-n, luth 
to tl,.- ):. iii.iiii<«( .i!4>l h:*^s« iiti r. Tliat \our u%ir^ioii ti> the 
ih' trill* of .iii\ |i.irry. th«i' iii\i r ?».»■ i-iintrar\ to your owiirl 
•«h'*iil<l hot. in .iny ni.iunt r, i\i-i«<il your |o\f anti i-iimvnit* for 
th«- iili:^Mfii \ou |irot> •v^<<l. ami tcinpt \<iu to i-nixturap* hart 
ta*i^l \h»hiti<>ii of truth ami ju**tiri% win n it i<% in tho cuiRx*m of 
an ri.t iny or aihi-rniiry to your opinion)*. 

SlIIMI iiti till. 

TiUKi p iiiaiii^ ititu «tni l\ thi ioi^t of tny four AiMn-wi« to br 
hr..iijh? t.' \iiiir \itu, Uf.iTi- I i-ninii^' in my t-nni lu^iVf n-tlrr* 
li«»n* mhuh ion'*t-ti^l iif ihti-* ht aii«», .ifiil whtrvin I *|iukt* by 
w.i\ of •Miitioii. I .1. *in you tii n m<*uiU'r niih«r than sivuna* 

lhi«« tliinc^ I <li«t .oUi^ aiiil U ^^-v h voii. i<i a tMrtii*ul*r 

i.k.iiiuir. ti> t.iki lii«^l .iiitl III. ami *»n I lihall. in tiM* 

' I* 


name of God, as long as I have the honour to be your Arch- 
deacon) things which really portend much worse than most 
ground usuafly assigned in this suspitious age for fears and 

The first was. a preposterous zeal against our adversaryes, 
aoccmipanyed too often with a spirit of contradiction. 

And which distills more aversion into us, and disgust against 
our adversarves person, than principles inclineing us to oppose 
and confute nim, right or wrong, concluding all to be evill in 
our antagonists, (tho' oftentimes very commendable) and fondly 
over-weening all to be good, (tho' sometimes very unchristian) 
in our selves and others of our perswasion. A malady which 
hath been long the disease of our nation. Our poor Church, 
ever since the puritan faction began, labouring under the same 
in such degree, that a spirit of contradiction hath been com- 
monly made the cheif standard and measure of many men's 
religion and devotion, and the distance they kept from the 
waves and sentiments of their opposers, look'd on as an in- 
fidliUe mark of the vertue of their own persons, and truth 
of their profession. Which opinion and judgment of matters, 
(tho' never soe popular) are very false weights and measures. 
By reason, at this rate, the worst men must alwayes be the 
greatest saints, since in them dwells most hatred and animosity, 
and bitter aversion to all that is not their owne. Horrid vices 
are usually the parents of this spirit, which I sett before you, 
and desire you may all loath. 

Tho second thing I cautioned you against was, men's de- 
clining in loyalty and love to their Prince on accoimt of his 
religion, which doth not in any manner dissolve or abate the 
bonds of duty and respect in the subject. But, on the contrary, 
favoun receiVd from such a prince, (such as wee have received 
as I shewed then more largely) oblige subjects to some more 
officioos respects than are to be paid to a kind prince of our 
owne perswasion. 

The third thing whereof I told you wee ought to beware, was 
ingratitude to Ood and the King for those speciall mercyes and 
acts of grace which wee receive from one and the other, even 
dureing our murmuiings and complaints. Ingratitude to the 
King 1 then told you was inseparable from [in] gratitude to 
God ; a good and gracious prince being a choice gift of heaven, 
tad one of the greatest blessings which a nation can enjoy, and 
lie that will not, from the bottom of his heart, retume his 
thanks and praise for soe inestimable a Jewell, is a monster of 
onthonkfullness to the common Govemour of the Universe, the 
greatest of benefactors. 

."it uy\s (*K\>viij.e. 

lit ff't fu'ftn tfH *tifnr Iff' fht' fHtittfn r*'l»*'*tt* •{ ntuf thf rirruthMftit^ftt 

ft tff \>ifi"ti *tft f/t' tun* '*f t/i* *i'!i*tr»j *'f t/its Sjt^i-/t III rrfrr* 

* ft* » t*i th» tlf 'i*f»H. 

Ami iii»w. K«'Vrn'nil Kn'thrcii, I luivi*. hy the uwiiMtanrc of (tod, 
fiiii'*h«*«l till* ta.'^k ^hit'li I |iro|NHM-«i. to wit, of n'fn-nbiii}; your 
iiH'iiKiry with n«« il;ill i»t' tin* iiii»^t iiii|hirtaiit iiiutt«'n« which I 
n'«-4iiiiiiiiif<l tn ytiiir oiii**i«U*r.iti<iii in all my piihliik Vi^it^tHia 
lii^'iiiirM-H -iu«'«* till' «ti-.ith itt' thf Killer- AikI I am i^un* that 
then- in tint tiiif lit t hi III hut ii vi ry wiirth\ nf «i»ur thtiu^hta, 
«*<«|N'(*i.illy in **iii h :i jiiiH-tiin* **f :ifi'.iir<« an i>hlip-n %'\vt\ man in 
iiuthi>rity tn n^- thf nm-t i-iwi-rtull ar^inii«*ntfi which i'Tit wcto 
ii<M««t, til r.ii^* ni> n tn a hiu'h iiitt-li nl loyalty anil atftTtinu ti* tho 

( 'ri>\» Ml' I't* \a\\z\ i!l<t. 

I niii^'ht \ir\ |tri»|»irl\ . .i:i<l |ip-:ifaMy, farth«r nfl«it and^'!- '•ii ni.iii\ "t tin- pi-r {•«rri ular*. in th««i<* our «'in~uni- 
•«« I". I>ut I «hall Miiitiii'- my ^Xu- i hiitly to th«* two \mi^ 
uht-niii I (li'l np-*t ltn« r!\ toiii h. :i<* nit>^t |Hrlinfl*nt for our 
nil •tiT.iTioii in t}ii^ iia\ nf n )>!ik«* antl tri>tiMt'. 

All nit-n aft- iimm. I •*u|i|ni<w . «utlii ii-utly tiiti\inrixl < who do 
nut lal"iiir uii<l< r ^'nti' ih -iit-rati- fit lu-inn **\ tin* mifli'hi*t«<itti 
i|i-.i;^ri> tif li'ir tn 11 hf-riiU'* ii« i:;)ilii<ui«, ulinin u«^* ohnll he 
a-hani'«l, n.i\ altrii«l. an\ ni'-r- . -ur.Iy. to ••ilf t'ri* nil% «ir to 
ir\, ''• V '. " '/'- •" li* i.trin. , 1 iTtiju-iiri- wlnnwith my imra 
h.i\'- U*:i l":i.; L'rati«l \\ \**'\i.^ u*'\\ l.y |iri> lainati'in tn'OMin so 

til iJ-H- 

li !li« Priti t' «»rinL"* lanliri;^' wi!h I I'miu tniyfnn. tir 

»ii|i|-ir!i r^ xr aU rtiif- til iri ih..ii ;i*t luHlntU. thf ]» liii ulan 
«i( \iii"-i f"r»i- y*M \..i\*- ill till l.i-r <ia/i:ii fi*;*« thi*r with Mimr 
III I'U ■'! I»i"» n !■• Ili"^iH M'^ iri'iti uill n-it r«'!i\infi' mi'n thai 
tlnn ua<* *»•!• )i a tiiiri;: a** an i \ ill itit« iiili^ii in\a«i<»n. un«l tlial 
ill" r- ■ a!i I- ij" L'"**! •!' -i-T^i*" ^'» •'ur hi* T'y n«'r n-Iiirii^ti hy mm 
MMli::- -* i \i<*!.iM"li 1*1 l-'*h. I -li.ill ;ri\i- tht rn u|i tor ha^t, f«ir 
TIP ti \'>i<! I't* i>;M>>n -M-ii«« . ai.«i n-it ••jMiiii any nMn^ |iain« ot 
lifi iO\ M]*>ii thi ni. 

A'« ---n i-i III- ^Iaii-t\ toM u-< in hi* I.rr TnH Liniati<in that 
In- !:.i"l ii!i«l".il ••il ail\ It i- i.f a wii k- 'I ili '»i;rn*- to in\.iiii* und ««- 
ijM* r tVio kr^;j«!"m. I ili>l. ar:il tliM'i;r!ir it my iiii!\ mh* to do^ 
tirtiih Ul«i\< if. aihl ).a\i i\i r «in> • art ••rilirii;i\ in m\ |«mr 
«|>!i< n :i"? ••!il\ "ll' r*<l ni\ m«>-t t'ir«iiit |»ri\tr« !•• hi*aTtn fur 
tli. |if«iT.i ri..:i i.( i.-ir 'frat I'.ii- Ki'.i:. • 'Kuri li. an«l Kincd<»n>. hut 
li.i\i- il>>!ii' .ill Ml. it in nil' l.i\. Uith \*y wnnl ami •■&ain|i|i*, to 
• \}.<iii I \i ry |« r^>n iMuattiti fn m\ « liaru**' t<» <i« ti mi «nir Kin|r 
.4!i«l < iiiiii- r\ 


And if all persons had been as forward as my poor unworthy 
8elfe to give credit to and rely on the word of our Prince (which 
I have not yet doubted) the nation had been, it is manifest, in 
a better state of preparation. Tho', God be praised, his Majes- 
ties Yiffilance hath been such, that, (if the officers continue 
fSuthfiill) the kingdom is in noe bad posture to receive and 
requite the malice of our enemyes, tryumphing at last as glori- 
ously over those inveterate foes as he did, three years agoe, over 
the last rebellious villains which landed in the same country. 

Thirty thousand well disciplin'd and loyall subjects, imder 
the banner of soe valiant a prince as ours, are able, imdoubtedly, 
by the blessing of God, (despair not) to encounter any prince in 
the world, attended on with 14000 rebells, by which appellation 
I doe no injustice ; since, in the case of rebellion and treason, as 
in that of murder, all companions are adjudged to be accessa- 
ryee, and justly are to imdergoe their tryall as well as the prin- 
cipall actors. 

The goodness of our owne cause, and the badness of our 
enemyes, is as clear as the sun, and put beyond all manor 
of doubt or suspition, neither of which can be brought into 
question by any person but such an one as haveing suck'd in 
sedition with his milk is antimonarchicall, (whilst he pretends 
to be antipapisticall) in his nature, and soe much more zealous 
for the name of protestant, (the worst thing in it) than for the 
religion of protestants, as to become a well wilier to Turks 
fifi;amst Christendom, wishing success to infidells, because Cerent 
Tecli, bearing the name of a protestant, (a rebell and apostate 
or as bad) is one of their number. 

Wee must not think soe blasphemously of the Deity, that the 
God of heaven (a God of purity and truth) can have more 
fiivour to such a rebellious rout than to a loyall army, fighting 
under the royall standard of their lawfuU prince, in defence of 
an ancient monarchy and most excellent government. 

No, no, wee must not imagine that God (who is of purer eyes 
than to behold any iniquity with approbation) can have regard 
to such a gathering together of the froward, and insurrection 
of wicked aoers, (as holy David heartily prayes against in the 
64 peahn) tcho hate whet their tongue like a mcord, and shout out 
their arrawes, even hitter words, where David's character of the 
wicked (you will easily perceive, if you will take the pains to 
penue the whole psalm) exactly agrees with our invaders, both 
the wickedness and secrecy of their undertakeing haveing been 
soch as he describes. But as his character and complaint in 
ihe former part of the psalme doth well agree with those of our 
enemyoB, so I trust in God, and heartily pray, that the latter 

unci iini|ihi«tirk jnirf may U- Vfrityiil nf !h«*in likrwiJir, v. 7, •*, 
II. liuf ffiitf ^h'lll «'/</>/ffi/f/ *fnftt tit f/nm trtf/§ ff «fri// iirnttr^ tkai 
th» '/ *httli fm innithf*'/, 1^' il t/tf If ii't It fffttrpi' 4 m/hi// »t*lkr thftt* to 
/#i//, iH^nifittt ft thil* *'if.- - •ri^/« (ff Hi •fittil Uitttjh thim tn «4««rn,4fN</ 
nil tu*h fhtit A«f it 'httil *tiu^ t/ti% it'ith (»nd *if»tt* , fur /Ary n^uli jmr* 

CfW l/ l< /iM *fnk. 

Many i'<*ii>«iiIfTatioiH, ti»pthrr »itli (iiNrM |»n»vi«I«iict' in 
Lriii^in^ tlii<« uihI <>th«r {tiTtiiii'iit |ip»,iliiin to tin- < hun-hi-^ u«i% 
Miit-f ciTtJiiiii* iiit«llii;fiit-i* nt' thr iiii'iii\r<4 lamliii^, iln t'i»r my 
|M-rti('uljir> iiu-Kiinip* iih- to |>ut my truM in it^A that hi* 
will iitit ^ivr iiH ii|i|> I aiii hiiri' hi- uill not. unh-^ tiur -luii 
rim* t(i u hi^h<r |»itt-h than lhiir*i um a prry to our nuili(-ii>tt« 

It' all onh'ri ot' mm :iini*ni;<*i \x*, who ha\o tnin»;n^iiiM<il hi* 
ri^litiiiu** l.intr*. .mil ri-iith rM to uh. thi- uopU of our pn-^TilMtl 
|»niycpi Uitli hiH iiHTi yi't ami ju'l^mntfl ini tfi'ttULill tu <4ar 
ummtliiit lit, tlo hut uiitf-ipi«ill\ \*t\\W^^ to timl an<l htxirtily 
n*|H'nt tor Muh thrir |»ro\.ii .irfnt. turning away In mi th«-ir 
wirkiHln«i(n I tor whi« h it i- n^t y«'t tiM» hiti > hi^c* will U* (ihrnA'd 
to turm* iiway from \\h hi<iurath, uhiih n«>w huiiff^ ovi-r our 
hi'uiU uml (hith (rri4\oUHly thn ati-n uh. 

Ihtt ht u** all pHt a^^MifMi that i»«> ot* Kn;;Liiitl i an ni-^iT l» 
thn»ii^)ily r«vt tilt- ill il to Alnii;r}ity to^t ami mh- niut h I (Ian* in 
)ii-i namr to asf^un- \oii> uith«<ut ri-]M'ntin(r ot mir in^n^titude 
(•ir lh«' latf iNlifMiH unpanllrllM ini;ratitti«|i to our Su\«*ni|nkr, 
itM Well a<4 liiniM'lt'i'. whirli hrin^r* in«- hi>ni«* to thi* tojiii k<i tliAt 
an* <•!' all othi-r at thi-* tiim- iniM |m rtini'nt tor our t-on^iilm- 
tiiin. Whirh inu'ratitudi , I <iy your in;:ratituth' t«itf««l an«l tkie 
Kintr, whitli. aini'iit; oth« r *«iiin'« an<t inutniTahh* im|»i«t\m 
nnany itt' i»hirh I trar « ry t«»r \riii:i-arii t diith lUn- hfsi%i*n noC 
(inly to f h:i^ti^' u« it m Iii-. hut to maki- ui to U* rfliuki^ of our 
ui'iir)ilx*nrH. ami a h\ i»onl unions th« h*-athtn4, nutfrrint; u» Ia 
Im- lau;rht to •K-oni nn«l had in ih rifii'in of th«iiw that an* n»uiiil 
iiImiuT U4. Thi* \v\\^X 'f uhiih thi- \»-^\ of un at thi^ t-ri«i* maT 
ju-tly ilrt'ail fitr tiur lati* a^ wt-ll u« tfrnwr wn'trhi^l r^^iuitolw 
that WM* h.i\i' niaiii- I'-T x\\*' \uvr*\ an«l U.uiity of our Talh* r in 
hia\4'(t anil hi-* fli|iiit\ mi larth. I -h.ill not ••mitt thi* r«-|v*ti- 
tion th«r«^>t tho* Lti- i .irri.i;r«^ •nul tnmviitiont |«-rK«iatl«* ^•^] 
it will U* un|ilia«ant to •Miint- of \our ^.\t^ «inrt «iut of ifmU 
rivhU wr mav at tiii^ \i rv ifi^taiit iilut-k a li^*Uf tti ti-ot-h lu tmr 

\Vi' ha\i' inipuih iitl\ ihf\t'«l hi .ivi n )i\ all ini.i^inahli* |»rt>«i*- 
(-ati<»n4, hut liy ni>:i.iii;^ nion- I am not atfraitl nor a^ham'il \\< 
to \\i\r\\ u|M>n my «>1'1 «tnn^ than liv our i^mti'mpt «»f it in 
niak«-in^ laihiiAith it* \irf--^Ti lit 'lho'<ti«i hath hlfMiJ ua 


Enriish with a more happy race of kings than any nation in the 
world can boast of, yet it is notorious that no people under the 
sun have transgressed more egregiously by murmuring and com- 
plaintSy or that hath coppyed out with more exactness the im- 
thankfiiUness, infidelity, and distrust of the impenitent and hard 
hearted Jewes, both in reference to God himselfe in heaven, and 
their conductors Moses and Aaron here on earth. 

If Qod in his wrath had sent us a wicked heathenish per- 
secutor, a Nero, a Caligula, or Dioclesian, to reigne over us, we 
most with confusion have confessed that it had been much less 
than we deserv'd. And yet we (the most incorrigible people I 
think under heaven) are soe squeamish that we cannot digest a 
Christian monarch, gracious and mercifull even to wonder, a 
prince who hath demonstrated himselfe, beyond all gainsaying, 
to be a true son of King Charles the Martyr, who was a king (I 
am perswaded) of the greatest clemency that ever was upon the 
fece of the earth, cannot digest, I say, a sovereign endowed 
with all those graces (and a midtitude of other kingly qualityes 
relating to war and government) merely because he is not of 
our oppinion in point of religion ; tho' he gives us noe other 
disturbance in the exercise of ours than to desire liberty for 
himselfe and party to enjoy their own. 

Since we have thus ungodlyly browbeaten, struggled with, 
and in a maner disclaimed, if not rejected, such a Christian 
prince, God in his justice threatens to give us upp a prey 
to our enemyes, and the worst masters upon the face of the 

Our abhorr'd ingratitude to his royall brother and [/«*//»] 
selfe (without putting into the scales our other inumerable sins 
and impietyes) may give us just ground to fear that our incens'd 
God may designe to teach us submission and subjection by soe 
severe a method as to make us (who have been yet one of the 
fireest and most happy nations of Europe) truckle to an upstart 
comonwealth and an anti-monarchicall generation, who, by 
their continuall sheltring, encouraging, and assisting of traytors, 
proclaime their enmity to the very name of King, and that they 
would not leave (if they ceuld have their will) one crown'd head 
in Christendom. 

But let us not be discouraged or despond overmuch. Our 
condition (blessed be God) is far from desperate ; England can- 
not be destroyed unless it destroy it selfe. If wee will in tliis 
our day but forsake our sins, and stoop first to the God of 
heaven, and afterwards to his anointed servant our indulgent 
Sovereign, as far as he hath for this last moncth past con- 
descended to the requests of his people ; flinging the worst of 

wH Iff \> f.K \\\ II I !■:. 

inivttir**, fiiir •*iii*. (»ut uf mir iMtK^tinrn, uiul I dtH' tuit dnuYvC l*ut 
ui-4- •«)i:ill HiNiii (I|-i\i- the |)iit4-h virtiiriou*«ly cut «if th«* luiui 

It inav |i*n-)i.iiir* . i'm-th* nil, m-viii a littlr out uf lh«' niuii to 
nii|il«.\ ill tlii- my -••l*- t luirp- tn tin- rli-riry in* I hd\«* <i<*iii'' 

tlii- uholi' tiitii' iill'ttti^l Uith t'<»r •»« riii<*ii ami tl th^r iinliiiank 

u]i]i!it .itii.ti. Kur I pr.iv iiiri<*ii!fr I •*|N-.ik tn Mm in .1 \«'rv 
I \rx •••ntii: II \ tiiiH-. u}iii)i r«i|iiiri** i-\try ••in- (»!' 11^ puKlirk 
{••t-"i.*i ?•• iIh-. it I.I I. III. ooiip TJ.iiit: i'\tr.i'*r<iiiiary in thi di** 
«^ii^<' <'t' lii- '! i\\ Aii<l )>««il<'*. 'ti" a tiim- of (i.iiiir«T ami 
u.iir. ul.i '. 11. .\ U at*ti: !<<l <>ii. il <fi(i| 1:1 lii« iiirny «i<ith mit 
jiri\«lit. uiMi 1! M..I Liii.l r- •.}':-i.ii Sh- till! I iMiilKit a«*iin* 
n.\ -• ll"«- '!\i- »:! I U- .1 -i-i : •« !-. I. .ir w !.• ?i < onI tlip .1?. :.- tlial 
I I'l l\ li\f f<' "I- .ik til \'ii! ITI flii-* |il.lifaTiV Illiin* -/n-.y • f'T- 

/■ . ' /-/■ tl... |i|t. laii I I. i\i li-.' -II- h iln .uliiill apprilt<*fi<*iiin« 
.M •^••tiii- III i\ \. '.%•- <<t till- ii:i!i i.'ur.iil Imt oii]i]M*rt 11. \ •■ Ifr 
M ifh .1 ;:i--l liii .i-iif' > t I rif: i- Ml < th tf < ii"! ^ iil i:i\> tht K\u]x 

-|N . tlliy ti.i- iji-. k- ■•! 1.:- i .:• l;.\. -. -lit. In- I:.*'*:. K\ hi* lili* 

irr.u ii'-i^ I 'Uili -I • : «•: :i- .is.'l .i*- ir:i?ii • -. r» l' »ni <I I iiiiuiliinir 
! . Ii. I . t!j. )....•-..! h:- Iri-ril-. Whii h ij* * r« J-i :— u«- ii.». 
tliiii;; wi'!. !•! If.i\i!) t'r-'fii t>« •*..«« in;* iijiori i]«. i-<ir iiii{" tti- 
t!)4\,.i::>l i:i->;<- |m i*:i itl.f I\ 'if \i ii.T ul liiiiniii^v !•• riiiif<^» 
tl.i' <r: .!- x\lil-l. Ul. t!i>- 1* i'[fi<. i.| i>M! ti-tk*. }i.i\< Im«-u 
;^"ii!*\ I'f. '.'l f.i o\i III- till- l.iU' *'• p^ \\i- !:.i\i III. fit- !.. til,- in;«- 
L".i' I »:»;,• '■* •M! j* ■ ;.!• 

I il-H . ,i- u. II u* til.- l\ i:._r. ii. \? '!•: !• r * i'-l. ft l\ itii tl,. |.rj*i' 

an'L'Ii! \ i!"!U iif *!.. Ir-ji.-fs ♦.»■.■.:» I.l:^'li*!. tii !i Iij-^l:?!,? 
\% .•). -\\ i . u ' •!• till if I •.. ''i'. • >. t"i* riii-ir M-»-? «;.•:•!% ::» I\« * 
.iv i hi. ll- 

N\ In !i ••■•r I'-y ill 1:1 1 ji'ii'- .'i' >•■%• r bij:i»- aiij»- ;r« in t!i" 
1.' li •I' lii- *: -•••-. 1 .« •" -'»!• l! ij*? iPf^U ;ir.:!:. .!• iii-l 
I •■ I?. \ II ii i'i tl.. ii:-- »? <li-|.:r;!'. -1 < w : !. ml !. .-I I T*i.» i'l- 
il -)•:»' J'!\ •! v.T..liii\ -. 1|. :.,^T\' ti.\ Km.' I'\ - r\iT.;: ..jr 
* I. tr- i . 1:1 I -i il :i -I I. y - :'. ?.• pr -v i.iM.' r r-./li* t- r >;;• 
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oaths, stand by him, and serve him to the uttermost with your 
lives and fortunes. 

It is the indispensable duty of a faith full Visitor to quicken 
his Clergy in such an exigent, and with integrity of heart I now 
do it, that I may give you true measures whereby you may set 
right yoiu: people. 

1 doe aclmowledge my selfe a very feeble (tho* I hope honest) 
supporter of the Churcn and Crowne of England. But, how- 
ever, I have not soe bad an oppinion of my selfe, God be 
praised, as to be ashamed (here among you) either of my life or 

And to evince that I am not, I have this day repeated the 
substance, or cheif heads, of what I have laid before you dure- 
ing the last four years of my office, which none can deny hath 
been a time of great temptation and tryall. 

I commend you to God's blessing and protection. 

I'le say but one word more (and God knows whether it may 
not be tne last I may ever say in tbis place) and it shall be 
this: — Contend and fight, as well as pray, as heartily 


Dutch: but cease to dispute with your Prince. 











Printed at RoQen, by Wm. Kachuell, ru6 S. Lo, near the pallace, for John 

Baptiste Besogne, raff Escnyer, at the Royall Sun, and are to be sold by 

Augustine Besogne, in the Great Hall^of the pallace at Paris. 



The reader is desired to understand, that when the Author first 
set pen to paper, soon after his landing in France, in the moneth 
of March last past, that he did not designe to print this and the 
ensueing letters, or the foregoeing discourses. His intentions, 
at that time, being onely in a few lines to discharge the obliga- 
tions which he did, in civility rather than religion, owe to his 
friends and relations (spirituall and natural) in England, after 
so sudden a separation and mighty revolution, by informing 
them, in an ordinary way of writeing, first, of what passed in 
refference to himselfe and Cures Ecclesiasticall, dureing the dis- 
turbances occasioned by the Prince of Orange. Secondly, that 
he did continue (by God's grace) to be the very same person 
that they discerned him to be at parting, and which he had ever 
professed himselfe, even an unalterable, firm son of the Church 
of England, as first established, as well as a right loyal subject 
to his Sovereign ; resolved never to own any new sovereign, set 
up by subjects, in the room of God's lawfull vice-gerent. 

But the changeableness of times, and variety of publick oc- 
currences, which did render it difficult for persons in his cir- 
cumstances to fix possitivcly in any determination, caus'd him, 
on second thoughts, t^ undertake the enlargement of the said 
letters, for the satisfaction of his owne conscience rather than 
their curiosity, and likewise to publish to the world the account 
of himselfe and actings, which he sends to his brother and 
bishop, together with the wholsome advise he gave att parting 
to the members of Durham Cathedrall, and Clergy of his Juris- 
diction ; to the end that no person whatsoever under his au- 
thority might be ignorant of his behaviour and stedfastness in 
a time of great apostacy, but be throughly informed and well 
assured (the better to keep them from falling) that he did, to 
the very last upshot, practice the doctrine which he ever 
taught ; and was not ashamed, by his last services for the pub- 
lick, at withdrawing, and by his first employment of his pen 
after landing, to proclaim himselfe one of those indisputably 
loyall subjects that could obey actively, in all commands not 
sinfull, whatever his King bee, either by his practice in point 


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ing, the seriously and well weighing the vote of the (pretended) 
House of Commons to forbid all intercourse with France after 
the first of August ; and, more especially, the frequent reflection 
on his bodily intirmityes (fearing he might never be in the like 
condition of strength and understanding to unburthen his con- 
science if he slipp^ soe fair an occasion) did cause him to make 
as much hast as he could, thus to comit his thoughts thus [^] 
to writeing, and to communicate them by this sure method of 
printing his letters, which were not compleated till the end of 
October last. Wherein, if neither the reader, nor persons to 
whom he writes, (more than in the discourses preceding) find 
any excellency of stile, or matter of modem policy, or modish 
learning, they may yet meet with what the Author is more 
proud of, and in this present age and juncture very extra- 
ordinary, as well as more valuable, that is to say, honesty and 
courage enough to be faithfull to his King, last year in spight 
of the Mobile, and this year in spight of the Usurpation. 

EoMD, Not. 27, 1689*. 

* The date is added in manuscript in the printed copy.— Eo. 

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conceive, make any apology. All ceremonious respects being 
then swallowed upp bv the great concerns and transactions 
of the year '88, that Annus mirabilis, which wholly employed 
the head and hearts of all men. And since that time my rolling 
poetore, change of measures and resolutions, occasioned by the 
uncertainty and change of affairs and persons at the helme, 
together with the cross accidents which I have by land and sea 
met withall, (through which God hath of his mercy well carryed 
me) would not permit me to salute you with that formality as 
became me ; wherefore I have hitherto continued silent. JSut 
being now more fix'd and easy, and got where I have been aim- 
ing ever since I left my station, (on the 1 1th Dec.) I cannot soe 
fiEurr forget my selfe, as longer to deferr the presentation of my 
humble duty and service, and give you some account of my be- 
haviour and motions last winter, together with my present state 
and condition, both as to body and mind. I have retained that 
honour and duty for you that I have given lest \_? less] credit 
than any other to what I have met with concerning you, either 
in written or printed newes, (wherein I have met with many 
things that have troubled me) and I hope you will be pleased 
to have the goodness to afford small regard to any reports or 
discourses concerning me which may have flowne to your ears, 
oontraiy to the tenour of what I write. 

About the end of September last, on the first intelligence of 
the Dutch invasion, I retired to my Cures in the country : first 
to Sedgefield, and then to Easington ; useing my utmost zeale 
and discretion in my private discourses, as well as publick ser- 
monBy to establish my people (in soe sad a day of temptation 
when some starrs of the first magnitude fell from heaven) in 
the essentiall dutyes of subjection and allegiance to their Soye- 
raign, shewing that subjects were upon noe consideration wh*at- 
aoever, neither of religion, liberty, nor life, to resist or desert 
their lawfull soveraigne, tho' he were no better than such a one 
St. Paul lived under, when he writ the Epistle to the Romans, 
not only a heathen, but a cruell persecutor, a Nero, a Caligula, 
or a Dioclesian : and that subjects to a Christian prince, and to 
a prince soe mercifull and gracious as ours, by consequence 
would be more guil^, if they should rebell against, or resist 
bim, merely because he professed a different religion. 

Ajfter I had endeavoured thus to approve my selfe a faithfuU 
aheepherd in takeing care of my country flocks, I repaired to 
my Deanery att Durham, with the honest designe of demon- 
strating my fidelity to my Soveraign, and my mother the 
Chorch of England, being perwaded that their interest could 
never be separated; wherefor I summoned my brethren the 

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rn-lM-uiliiryt-« tii;;i'thiT iiiti* tiur <'hu|itrr)t'iUH-. mhrrf I jin*- 
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rxi;;«'nt. witli tlnir imr*** s. un mi-II an tli«-ir |iruy«'r>. wiih which 
iiHitiiiii uU |irfMiit (i>iii|ilyi«l. ui>«'iii^ njilil\ thrir ruiiM iil with 
thrir vi>ic-i i«. ii« nil uliM'iit H.i>fiii^' mu- diil hy thi ir l«-tlir«. 

Wlliill tNCaoinll 111 all At t n|'< 'ha|»t('r tii thi* fti'lt t t'nllnVllli;*. t'l 

wit. that thi* h«aii i«hi>ulil ailv.tiirr fit*- hiiinln^i |MPunil«. ami 
r>rry Ph-UthI till v. i\»T hi.-* Maji-^tW-n ^r^iir, lowanii* xhr 
raisin;; ot* hi«rM> uii«l iik-h, it' iN-ia^itiii nhtfulil ri^|uin-. umi !•• \k 
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tiitr l»i*»h<i|» "ihiiiilil a|i|Miiitt. 

Ami thi*< I ili<I. ii'it thiiikiiii; it aity v«ry roii-iili-ralilf «4'r\u«* 
til thi- Kin:; tn \:'\\f liim 7<i(*' ••ti rim;; t<i %ihirh «uiii it «->ultl 
aiuiiiiiit hut that thi:« at t nt' niir-* mi^'iit U- an ucraninii ul' «■ ttirti^ 
thi-Mhit-l a pN iltj/ iifl at liiat tiiiii 'l»a.<« lint ti«i Ltt* thniu^h 
tlii> KiiiLr«iiiiii : fill I i\ ill}; it ii«n- -ih in tui h an i-xtrannii.'unr 
jiiiirtiin- til had tlir >aii. in •>! lnvalty tt» iny I'r.i.ii-, 
^im-l■ th<> I )i>i« I x^'M- ami Aii hth-ai •■!ii\ Iff' lKirh:iiii ni'Mi- loii 
fh li\ iiail Im^ii all ah>li;^ iliiti inu' lix' tinii- nt lli^hi'^'p < '<>«:iui, 
aliil r>i r *>i!l«-i*. a mitahh (A.illllili*. tii thi- wh'ih' liatinn. cl' f-«in- 
liiiiiiit> til till- Ia\%t-!>t aiitl ilutitull n i^.inl tn hi*i Majt9it\i-!« hoiji»ur 

lar .t*i an\ »«ri* 

|H rN«iii.iii .i-*-**!.!!.! !• I'l nil II .^>>i i.i:;:iii . a« lar .t*i an\ w^n* 
uhllu'iii, ami ixiitiii;^ thi ir /• .il til ««iuii- thrir fixk*. thf-y 
imi^'iit iiiit If •>iiluiiil triini thiir .ilh i^i.iip « i>\ thi lanti:.^ 
**«.|ihi*.f ry ami lii-tn.i tii>ii^ ••! tht .i^* . 

Ai:«l t!...' ti.i /imI 1 t!.. :i i>i(it III • .1 in ii.\ \ i -./.*? Si-n >|a«nh 
h.iTli ha<i "i!.- I . a" tiriiiill\. -ir. ill i th » t .i* I- !•-! >i*ihli)>\ thr 
('lir^\i'' ;:•!.• lall I ••iii]<I\ .III! •■ \« itli th« ir in u < I'-n i:.*iur'* .i?ai 
liii>i liiin« li'. .»1.>1 !• i.x.iui ;::;^> thtiri'lij \tt it uili •»r\i at all 
tiiM •« t«i |ir>-]*iii.< that thi ir A?i hiji .11 I'll iii'i ■■'i th.t! iai.4.«itia 
a- h.« !..i I •;■.'. • ;■• :. r- l.i:T}.!j.!i\ ill li\. r h.- - .1 

|-*i>iirt!.l\ . i^ il .\i .:.;: it ii,i;jht 1m -. !,;«■ fM r\ ii • :••].> Mai«i»t% 
l.if I"»th « h T i:\ .11. 'i I. \ '\ t.. -ii. « :"'.i .r .il:.- : :• :. • • i \t. »t un- 
i.atiirall in\.i-.'*. V : !• h w..- •'.•:. !• .»ii«i. 1 ii..\... lir^t m* 
I'll till! n I'l li.i ( i.<|'ii, >!.•! ..Ml I>!" u,\ h:«:'.n:i **i thi* 
I'm mi. .t'l i"\M «.'!. II.' :• .*!. .I'iirt*- ': i:...' i. i!..ri ?■ tti% 
^I ip 'i .!.••■ T ?• :. . • . ^- .!•.'•:*■• .1 * .! !» ^.i*. ■ 


ing, the same, I thought my selfe (the most publick person in 
the Bishopp's absence) obliged to give a demonstration of my own 
loyalty, wnich I was not afiraid to doe, (tho' the Prince of Orange 
was at that time advanced as far as Salibury) and accordingly 
on Nov. 27 sent to his Majesty by the post an assurance 
thereof, in an address which was intercepted by the Lord 
Danby*, Lord Liunlyf, and other lords at York, whereof I 
desire your lordshipp's permission to annex a true coppy to this 

* Sir Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby, co. York, and Viscount Latimer of Danby, 
afterwards Marquis of Caermarthen and Duke of Leeds. One of the principal in- 
■tfwnents in bnng:ing about the Revolution. He was born in 1032, and lost his 
frtbcr at an early age. He came early into parliament, and was among the most 
ftrennons of those who opposed the earl of Clarendon, and finally succeeded in over- 
dirowing tliat great minister. He was made Lord Treasurer and Earl of Danby in 
1C7S. In 1678 articles of impeachment were prepared against him, in which he was 
c haig e d with entrenching on the King's prerogative, and endeavouring to introduce 
an arbitrary and tyrannical rule, favouring the popish party, and other political 
He was committed to the Tower and not liberated until 1684. His next 
in public life was at the trial of the seven bishops, whose cause he 
He IS supposed to have held communication with the Prince of Orange, 
dviog the reign of King James, through his sou, lord Dumblaine. He was one of 
tboK by whom the plan of operations was settled, as respected the counties of York, 
Derby, and Nottingham, if the Prince succeeded in making a descent. The original 
plan was that the Prince should land in the llumber ; but when the landing was 
rfg cte d in another part of the kingdom, the Earl of Danby still acted according to 
tjbe plan which had been settled, and seizing upon York, removed Sir John Reresby, 
tke gotemor, and put the lord Dumblaine in his place. ** Danby," says Lord Macau- 
lay, - acted with rare dexterity." On the 13th Feb. 1G88-9. he was made Lord Pre- 
fldent of the council, and soon after Lord Lieutenant of the west riding of Yorkshire. 
To the gratitude of William III. he owed his advancement to the dignities of Marquis 
ofCacrmarthen, and Duke of Leeds. He died 26 July, 1712, in his 81st year, and 
vaa buied at Uarthill, co. York. See Hunter's So. Yorkshire, i. 143.~£d. 

t Of whom Surtees gives the following account (Hbt. Durham, ii. 160): — 
** Rkfaaid, Viscount Waterford, created an English peer [by the title of Baron 
Lvmlej of Lomley Castle] in 1681, and Earl of Scarborough in 1G90, one of. the 
■ort hoDOorable and nnimpeached characters of hb age. The Earl of Scarborough 
had entered early into the army, and had fought against Monmouth at Sedgmore. 
He afterwards forsook the court, on the manifestation of James's arbitrary inten. 
tioDS, appeared openly to countenance the seven burning lights of the Church of 
Sogiaiid, the seven Bishops, on their trial, and ran the hazard of maintaining a 
private correspondence with Mons. Dykevelt, the Prince of Orange's resident. On 
the eve of the Revolution he retired into the North, and secured Newcastle for the 
popalar interest. He afterwards argued powerfully in support of the resolution that 
the thnme was vacant, and voted for settling the Crown on the Prince and Princess 
of Orange. His subsequent honours and employments may be seen in any Peerage. 
He attended King William at the Boyne, at the Congress of the Hague, and in his 
seroal campaigns till the peace of Ryswick. In the next reign he was a commis- 
nooer for the Union ; and on the accession of George I. one of the peers entrusted 
with the govemment until the king's arrival. He was afterwards Vice Treasurer, 
RceBvcr-Gencral, and Paymaster, of Ireland. The Earl of Scarborough (who under 
every Whig administration was Lord Lieutenant both of Durham and Nortbumber- 
hmi, and Vice-Admiial of both counties) was the last of his family who bore such 
cftoe ia the North, or had much immediate connection with Durham."— Ed. 

7l» liKiN C.KAN\ U I I*. 

li MiT, t«i i>r«V(iit t!ic atiU^Hi whirli iii.iy \m' •M-ru-niniii^i \*\ that 
|KiiN-r '^ r.illiii;^*' infii ()ir luiiifU nf my «'ni-iiivi*74. 

Al<iiii\iT. iiiii-iiliTiii:r riiy >t\u- itiiri> lunn* in thf oa|Mi it\ nf 
u ri\il) iii.iL;i-tnt!i . .!•« miM ;i<« it-1-li-iiaMii-.iil. 1 iliil a |'<» (la\«^ 
iitti r ili-irt iii\ l>n*liri!i, Jtittii i« anil I^|Kity I.h'>ti ri.iiit*. In 
^'ivr iiii- .1 iiiiitiML'. (•> t (tii-^iilt :iUiiit --irxiiii; hi'< M.ijtM\ !•• tLi' 
iitiiiiiof nt 4iiir |h.\\i r-.. iti.iiiuu' :!*< Vit imtiiin^ t'r«iiii our liMhiji 
:iimI iiii>p- |i.irT:i-ii!.iiIy )i>iu !•• lii t<-ii<l i>ur -^'U*-^ a;r*Hl!oC thr 
I«inU .iinl ^'> i.f !• rill 11 ul.n ->4-:/'il uti Vurk fur tLi- rri:.o- itf 
< »raii;^'«-. aittl \\i ii -m-hh- i.f' i!,i m .»il\.iiiiiii;«' ipirThuani*. t.i ^.^ un- 

Ihirl.alli .ili'l Ni Ui.i^tli'. IkilT Tt.i.t h'llii <»t /lal i»t' IlillH « i*. h\ 

tliiir ^huiisiiiiu' tl;i*> •.|.i«.ifu!itry kI' iiM«tii)^', IiLi-uiM- n ti-ii-n^i 
Iruilli''-. alii tin- I.'Ttl l.'in:! y. hm W«^Iii»-^la\ th»» 'ilh nt I>«i- , 
Mir|»ri/tii M-. ami i :iti n-l Ihuhaiii Mhil<*t I w;u* |pn'ai Kiri;; \u 
till ji'ilpil •■! ti.i < .r:.«.i:.»ll i:. ni\ i-.iir^-, it l^iiij: thr !.r»t 
Wi ii-ila> iii A'l\.:;' uirli ■'»'» )•.:-.., «.! i!i« ri aii-'iit-.. a:il *'i:;'iM 
pi.?r\ Ml t:.:? .i:-I tl.. . r.'\ .■: Y.:l* iii»< ilud !y .»t>. r hi* 
iiriixall •*! :i>{;:.^' hm < .i:>!. Iii !••:!. Mith tin tiiHi|»r-. u|i !•• ri«y 
di"ir, III ''I :/■ '.Ii n:\ .iiM:- jTi I l.'-r*!-. ul.iili I n 111*1 m^* iii«liii- 
\< r. ••!- vi.iif I.!! !j:^ I"ii!<*.i]>ri. I.- in hi^ l«>ni'>i hanti o rirnn^l luf 
til nil Ij'i:.- i'.iiii ::;;» l.i- \i\ in til ii I iTi_\ . 

< *n 'l'liiii^l.i\ t->!I>»'A :nL'. fl* l.^tni l.'imliy. \«iiK'>(i? au\ i}i|»»- 
-iti-n. rt .; 1 t!;« riin- • .1 ' »i in^" '1 !»' • lira!i'»n at tii- •a-tli, m 
ill' |ii--i:.i. i.t n..»r .-! t:.. !». j«u*y I.ii ati hai.t*. .Tii»!:> 1^, a:;! 
( i> n!i \ . \%:.i> t!ik'<i in t* ).i'< lfrii-^i]>]i. anii \'\ t).i !r 1 ••in|ii% - 

ani «■ I n- "I1I.:;^-''I J.:?:s t-i^in-l T.. ti.t \I.i;ji^tfati .•! Ni W • .l*!l« . t<> 
il> liianil It .j'i'Ti jV. f'. )■ .• V«il.,' I'lu-'il a<!al.i • . !!:?• 
•Nitiiliia\ .il?. I l..i-*:i\ .I'.l \\;*1: -.Mt |ili i ipit.i* I- ■!: r» MiTli'ii. hf 
uuA l.i- • f:'!' i:;\ . ••. ^"i■:I.. ..!•.! l.a\« ii.u' ri a.l |iii!.ii. k!\ ..! tl.i* 
Iii>ll%i! 1:.-'. :;.! I'lli..! .-I • h in;^'i '- I*n !ara'?j.ili, a':i!i>Ii«i •■« 

l»\ .1 LTi it 1.11:'.!.. :■ .1 j':.u\. .i:,'\ :!.i- m jiitry tri»ji: l- »:. I 
t)iank ti-1. t?.. r. \\*T* 11 « 1. I'.* !i'-r n^ n •■! mini- tl...' iLi* 
hi .in a! • "l. I !ii:.i- - !.r : ■ .: t-. .:':t.:- th- nuniUr. .*:; I 
h"ii.ii •'. .: ..I n.«.:i\. wlii- I: lii:.-!' r •! - \. r.ill .•! tl.i i'l. ri;\ 
i! :\.a\ ti!:;i •■ *.!..! in tl.' ii-. t" til' li -*• i.'.Ti:.' i-t tl.- a||B ..r- 
an< •- 

II< II ..{>^ :.. I (ill ]!.'l^-i it iiiii t ll.i III \t .!a\ .kf'it r. I* r.^j 
Suntl.i\. t-. j-r. .. !; .i^'.iin. 'Im' I li.i.l il-:,! i! lati l\ in iii\ uwii 
|if'|Hr \'t- :. i:. ?!.. • 'a!*.. .Ir.ill J-illl'it. a m a^-.I.alii |.'}all f*r- 

M.i'n, * iitai>!i to n.\ pf^' \\U- a'.A .u'l'-n^ in :lta! funiry to 
]Mi-u.i*li •;.• n. n.:- r- •■! rl.i? 1 I. .:■ * . .i?.-! .»":! !•:• .iu<iit'irv !•» 
-» li:n. •• M.i-.r a!!- jiar.* i m rl. .• .l.y •.! ti !i>|iCa!:MU, aiuI 
ni\ir til t \:i i!i rln Ii.^^i \ii\i<. w.*.':, L"rriil nUlli<4i 
wi.wii .: tiia* tin. I - *.t i-n !••«.( i*) ihi'>i. WLuh ^r- 


mons I have printed, to justify me to all the world (if the pub- 
lication of these doe not do it) from being accessary to the 
defection which then befi;an (to the intolerable vexation of my 
mind) in that conformable county ; which had, till the summer 
past, by its forward obedience and dutifull respects, stuck [so] 
close to the Crowne, that his late Majesty was wont to stile it 
his loyall county of Durham. 

Thus was God pleas'd to assist a poor, weak, inconsiderable 
member (exalted beyond his merit to a high station) of the 
Church of Eneland, with fidelity and courage to maintain his 
post, against the abettors of that uunaturall invasion, which, it 
was easy to foresee, would bee (as it hatli been) attended on by 
an intolerable usurpation of the Crown, and violation of the 
lawes, and finally, if God should not of his mercy, by some kind 
of miracle, prevent, the utter mine of the Church of England, 
and, consequently, of those who at first invited the sword into 
the land, and betook themselves to a desperate remedy, a thou- 
sand times worse than the disease complained of. 

And here, before I ]proceed in my intended relation of some 
other passages, I desire permission to insert a few lines to 
obviate some censures which I expect to meet with. 

To such, therefor, as shall endeavour to destroy the reputa- 
tion of my sincerity and zeal, in sticking to the cause of a 
Roman Catholick soveraign, bjr the greatness of the example of 
those who have deserted it, in complpng with the Prince of 
Orange, (alledging that it is not likely that the single Dean of 
Durham should be in the right, and so many eminent persons 
of greater learning, wisdom and piety, in the wrong, who have 
given notable testimonyes of their loyalty by their sufiering 
and confessions in the Great Rebellion of England dureing the 
banishment of King Charles 2) to such I declare that I have 
nothing to say for my selfe, but must retume, with a non nobis 
Daminey all the glory to God, who is sometimes pleased to make 
use of the weak things of the world to confound the things 
which are mighty, and to reveal unto babes what he hides from 
the wise and prudent, assisting, within times of persecution, 
poor illiterate men and women, when many great philosophers 
and mighty clerks have quitted a righteous cause and shame- 
fully deserted the truth. 

I do with all humility acknowledge it to be purely the grace 
of Qtxl (the wind of whose Spirit bloweth where it listcth) which 
hath supported and carryed me through all those blasts of 
temptation which have thrown downe mvers strong pillars of 
the temple, preserving me from the contagion of the age, the 
spirit of popularity and republicanisme, whereby Satan (trans- 

#j II!: \\ (iKwviri.R. 

fomiirii; hiinHoIfi* int«) nn aniri*ll of li^rht i hath tainted thr 
p-n«TiiIity i'»r thr Knj^lioh natimi. uf »II HurM and lii'in^^r*. ui«i 
wliii>)i h:ith ill thi* upshot an 'ti«* t<M> vi^iltlf tn ull thr wurldi 

Iinivtwl ili.-ir ov«Tthr.)w, ami th*» fall ni'ViT fiuni^h tn U* 
:iin*iitt>«l of im))1i> |)4*r4«in:iiF,*«4, who h:i<l, a* wrll uii th«-ir an* 
rr-^tiir^, Niit kM in loy.ilty with thi'ir milk, ^hM th<*ir hliMMl to 
iii>hi»M thf iiiiirianhy, and H.-t-inM tn )m> tho Aun*«it tuppiBrti-n <»f 
thr rniwiHv 

And thuH mtirh I hax* Imh^h ohlitrid to in^Tt ht*n\ tho' I 
riMiM mon* willin;:Iy havi* l«>t'T it iinNii<i. if it liufl n*»t\ bt^f-n 
f(iri'<<«l from n)i* hy thr nialicimit i»hjf«-tion4 of my fni'mv*"^ and 
rommiin jiHtin- to my '^U'*- an<l th«' i .iiint* I muiiitaim*. it h»nnir 
im]Ni<.-»ihlr for nn- t.i jnT*-vt n- in thi* Kini;'!« <|iiam'U whirh I 
ha VI* «*H|NMi<M*<l, without h«iMin;; fa-t with j^vat n-«H>lution my 
int*-Lrrity. anil iN'irin;; wirnf<.<i ti> t)ir tnith. lii^^iih-^, I am r;i4 
a*ihaini-<l. n.iy. think it inv ihtty to nwu*-, I am tirmly and 
r^tronirlv iHTMiailf^l. without «l<itiht nr Mrii|»lf. that my |in-«*nt 
|irin«i|il»". an*l |irai*tii-i-* uf liiV.ilty t«i my Sovrraijjn. ami pa»t 
olN'ilifniT to thr <*huri*h nf i-*n;:lan«l'4 riil^'^ h«iw i^iniruljr 
MtiViT hy Miinr ini-n it mav Im* th<iui;ht • an* ■muukI and orthmlux, 
U-int; t'lMinrlttl ii|Nin «mm' rji-arS-riptiin* ami n-:iA«tn an M-t/i a nuin, 
in thi<* |».irtii iilar. iilktt\i' any i'\ani]>I«' u|Hin rarth. 

Nay. I uHi nnt atfraiil tit |>ri4*l;iim<- to nil thi* worM that I 
ihiH' ri*hiiki' hy my at-tinim Mni* n«it nthi-rwiii* thr |rr*-atttit man 
«li\i' wh'i «lari-* tran'*;:n-^ th«»»-- |ilaini' iin^-i-pt** nf <ffod. »hi«'h I 
•thail i\rr ili-i*m a irnaT ^in to ii« |Kinitr. tf» wit. Fi. \K <f«»p and 
lloMU K iiir KiMi. 

Thi»' I )iavi' -MN* kTP at \in«Ta;iiin anil n -j>iM-t f-ir htimln^l* f»f 
«-niiniiit |N r*«<ii)'<, •«{iiritu.ill ati<l f«-m]p>ral!. uh'i !ia\i>. to tho ad- 
miratinn itf all nun. lafi-Iy Ui n i!n]Mi<M^l itn hy nhat kind «»f 
mairii k it i** hanl ti> uiuli r^!an<l *<• murt .ind i'iini|il* m« nt t)ii-ir 
(tMUr nii<Mry. that in iluhii>U'« niattt-n I am n'>t •Mfi- Uihi aa to 
ri-»iM tlii» jwiwi-r i»f thi'ir i xaniiiji"*. whirh in -urh thin^ I or- 
knnuliil^- a nai'lm t.-r "•atV » nituirh tn jjuiih rlnir infi ri'»r^. wh'* 
outf}»l III -U'liH^ t thi'ir owno juffinmiit^ an«l •« ntim<'nt«, whtii 
thi-y ha\i< ii'm* i- h ar li:;ht t** Irail thi-ni. rallu-r than thiM* of 
thi ir l^•\••rIl••!lr- in < hunh an<l Stati-, whom thi-y owm* to W 
wi- r aTiil U iti r nun. 

Iiut to -^ruk rl-.M- til thi* •i-rxii'i- atnl int« n-^t nf my lawfull 
SiVi-raitfUi . wliii i-i a ^-xi'miini ii«>ir thi- h-^* law full fur hit 
atllii-tioni nr f>*r hi- nli^^iMn atiil t'l i>Uv him x»**, .&« I am rr* 
«<iUi-«l. in all Thi!i;r» uhii h an- iint t„i''*nt nt •> if hi- alM»luti*lr 
r»'i|iiin'^ it nhat.\ir may !■■ flu* mn^i^iui nt-«-« ; i« a |M>int 
uhi-n-in I am «•«■ «rll ^iti<it\ti|. that I am ankhiti.»u«i t«i U« in- 
■»trumrntall in lonvinrtn;^ all who di'|»i ihI i>n nu-. ••r my -luri*- 


dictions, if I cannot others, of a truth so necessary and season- 
able for the consideration of subjects in a rebelKous age. 

Indeed I am soe farr from being ashamed, that I am tempted 
to a little kind of pride to think I brought this, and some other 
like points, to discussion last summer; the generall eviction 
whereof (however they were despised or opposed) would have 
stopt multitudes from running with full career to put their 
necks (by the expulsion of their own undoubted gracious Sove- 
raign) under the yoke of a forreign power. And it may not be 
altogether unworthy of their thoughts who were so angry with 
them, and made soe much noise about them, whether their 
anger did not proceed from the serviceableness of my doctrine 
to the King's interest, which they were about to destroy : those 
propositions which I asserted strikeing at the very root of 
the contraversy betwixt the King and subjects of England, 
(viz.) whether the supremacy should be in the King or m the 
people. A galled horse (pardon the similitude) shewes where 
he 18 sore by his unwillingness to be handled, and the serpent 
directs where a man should strike by defending his head. 

But how OTcatly soever I was hereby exposed to censure, \_and'] 
made the talk ana scoiF of some Divines and others over their 
cappe of coffee, upon the interception of a letter to my ever 

honoured friend and other treacherous publication of 

some Queryes, which were canvassed up and downe about a 
year ago, under the name of the Dean (and sometimes falsely 
under the name of the Bishopp) of Durham, I am very well 
pleased ^d greatly comforted that I had then soe much honesty 
and courage as notwithstanding great opposition, powerfull ex- 
amples, and persuasions to the contrary, to assert the preroga- 
tive of my King, and to make an attempt towards the conviction 
of others committed to my charge, which were the only persons 
for whom those Queryes were first designed : being certain pro- 
positions (of the verity of which I made no doubt) containing 
the reasons of my forward complyance with his Majesty, which 
I drew into queryes, for the private consideration of some young 
Divines I had under my roof, requireing them effectually to 
answer them in writing, with reasoning which would bear the 
eye, or to comply, as I had done, with the King. 

Which honest and loyall Queryes, tho' good sense, I am sure, 
when they were first stole out of my study at Durham, being, 
after passing through divers hands, I know not how disguisea, 
ami l^ some styled the nonsensicall Queryes of the Dean of 
Duriiam, I shall crave leave alsoe to publish in the postscript of 
this letter, giveing you noe more trouble till then, about them, 


71 111. \N (.H\N\II.I.I>. 

or my own justifiratinii : Imt mivrin^ |¥irtIon for mn* l*>nir a 
ili^ri'ooioii, ri'turu unci {idm-i'inI in my iut4*nJv<i numiti«»ii of wimr 
farther trun!%iirtiiins rt-lutiin^ to hi^ Maji-ntyi^ wTviiv, uid miiM- 
ownt* rM'a|>«- out of Kii;;luiiil in i>nl<-r to rv|iiiir to him. 

Ni'twithotainlinir, tlun, uU that I hail doni*. nvitt^l in th« 
U'^rinin^ of thi.^ h-tt«-r, u|Min thr tir«»t ullurm of thi* I'rince of 
< ^ranp'*.-* ili>.ii;rni* t4» invaih' Kn;;Iaiiil, und tho' I hud iiuA be 
thanki^l< hnnif«tlv diM-har^T'd ii pMfi mnM'irncv in opikm-ing 
hy my witnl.H ami ai-tion**. ti> thi* utt«-niiiMt of my |iowflT. tbr 
thru ^rowint; n-U*Uinn. uh I Imil, all ulonir. tki* inc*n>aM* of the 
t«'ni|M<r which wa?* at that tinu* biip*t out into a dr^-udfull lUmr, 
whi>n-to I clis4'«rniil my "M-Ift- tmi wiak to muki* any further 
opiNititinn, in.iny i>r my oMtir Ipti'tlin-n d(*M*rtin^. na%' o|>|»Minf( 
mt' > I Hjiy. without all (hi« 1 muld n<»t !«iitii»fy my m*\(v withuuC 
M'ndin^ away a fait 1: lull -aTVant to hi?* Mujii^ty «-\|iniiM\ with 
an acrount of that county, toi^i-thrr %iith a dupli4-;itr of th«i9e 

IKi|Nrs, iN-tnn- m«'ntiii!ii^l, uhirh wen- intm-iptcvl, Ii>ttin|r the 
vin^ undcr^itand that I di-«i]Kiir«-d, a.« ihinpi wmt. and mi did 
thiiH<- t'cw hiyall frirmU nho mnrurn-«! with uif- of doin^ hit 
MajfMy any t'urthtT mtvIi-i* in that pluii*. 

iia>« iui; <lnni- all that lay in my |ioWrr. in all my ra|iaritTf«w 
hy my iiii»t \i«^«iniu« mihaViiur^ towunU tht- AU|»|>»rt of the 
(roHiif and tin- < hun h nf Kn;;land, and "^^ inc mv ^M-lfr alao- 
hiti'ly unra]i;iM«' to ai t furtht-r fnr hi:* Maj«My u« I bad cliiiir, 
and t4i (liM'har);!' my i nUM-ii n«-i* tin n-. in •mn* m«-tumoq»hi««'d • 
|il.ic(\ I ri-Milv4fi, at'tt-r larn'-^t prayi r t<i ^tod t«i dir^^ t mr. to 
pn-^TVr my inniN* in y l.y tliirhi, ^irir*' I muM m»t dot* it bv 
^ittin^ Mill ami <»tayiii;: in iMirham. if I -»h«»uld i M-a|M' the iusl, 
uhirh I had litth- nM.-M'U ti> h"|"- alt«r an hiinff^t hiyull aitoitj 
whit-li tiiHl had ^i\«'n uh till- uTai •■ tn |ira( titv, iiiiiirijllv d^^^- 
iii'^ till- \«ar iM-^t, aiul (hiPlMi iMthnuirht my «ft*ItV of tl%in|t 
aHa\ "M^nTl\ to thi' Kin^'. \n ouni- hi« rau«*« uhi*n I o»uId not 
MthiT««a\i <• "Mi\«- him. i-iimnn iidinir ni\ tli«kaitd i-har^-, UAh 
in Ihirham ami il<«i%)itri- in tht- l(i«ho|i|irii k. tiitii«l'% wi««* and 
^Tai iiiut iirit*! tifU. •«i^iiit'\ iiii; my miml li\ litt«r ti» my dt-pu- 
t\i«. liotft in l) ami tlu' rnantry. and h"|H-inir to MifT 
tliini nmif h\ «iurli i'\|>r*^vion of m\ li>\alty .lUil plii:i«>n, m 
adhcri iti^; tn my Si\<rai^n whin tn«- iiifi«litiii l« ••r*An tt» be 
p iti T.dl. than I u\L'« liL«' t*i i|i«' hy «ut h «• nn^n^ nr fxam|d<* ■• 
tin- nru authority unuhi |Nrniit iii«- ti» ;;i\i tin ni. 

Aiitl aiiiiniirt;:!). mi th* Il'h l>i^ . .it ntidni^'ht. hy thr hi Ip 
nt' tHi» t'attht'ull ^ r\.iiitM whn h I liiil dan- tru«t» 1 p«t niy lnir«i« 
iirt|ur««l. anil wai riMnhn ti^l hv fin- ft' thi-ni that ni^ht to 
ili-xani. wlnn- I |tr*« iir«-«I .in Inm* ••! ^unh- tn t arlmlr, llie 


nearest of the King's garrisons, and the most considerahle place 
(as I conceived) which then held out for the King ; Hull being 
reduced the week before. 

I had noe sooner got to Carlisle (where I was very kindly re- 
ceived by Mr. Howard, the Govemour, Coll. Purcell, Uapt. 
Hem, and other officers there) but the very day after, being 
Saturday, the post brought in the dismall newes of the defeat 
of some of his Majestyes troops at Reading, and others deserting 
in such sort that he was forced to withdraw out of the kingdom, 
together with some intimations to the Govemour that it was to 
noe purpose for him to hold out the place, but that he, being a 
Roman Catholick, it would be most prudent, and not displeasing 
to his Majesty, for him to retire, and leave the government to 
the old Govemour, to wit. Sir Christopher Musgrave, who came • 
into this town on Saturday night, and entered on the govern- 
ment, appearing in the Govemour's seat, on Sunday the 15th, 
in the catnedraU. 

This direMl catastrophe, which did both astonish and afflict 
me, to see our Soveraign, a gracious prince, treated with so 
much bnitalitT, betrays by those he thought his best friends, 
deserted by his nearest relations, forbidden his own palace, and 
forced out of his kingdom, did imediately, without much con- 
sideration, incline me to leave it alsoe, to manifest my just in- 
dignation against rebellion and treachery, which had then 
qnead themselves almost over the whole nation, and did resolve 
aooordinffly to hasten into France, to share with my Soveraign 
in his misfortunes. 

In order whereunto (after I had visited the Bishopp of Car- 
lisle* at Rose Castle, craved his benediction, and deposited with 
his Lordshipp some solemne assureances of Uvein^ and dying in 
the right Church of England religion) I departea from Carusle 
on Wensday the 19th towards Scotland, with a single servant, a 
Scotchman, whom I had newly entertained to conduct me to 
Edinburgh, hoping at Leith, or some other sea port on that 
eoest, to procure shipping for France. But resting a day or 
two, att a certain place cdled, Allison Bank on the borders, to 
ecmt&T with an honest loyall gentleman who had engaged there 
to meet me, I fell into tne bands of the rabble who then with 
farj raged up and down, on the firein? of the beacons there- 
abouts, very rashly and indiscreetly, oy some credulous and 

I Smith, S.T.P., Dean, and afterwards Bishop of Carlisle. He was oon- 
at Yorkt June 29th, 1684. He died April I2th, 1702, kL 88, and was 
in his own eathedral. Before his promotion to the see of Carlisle he held a 
pKhendal staU in Doiham Cathedral.— Ed. 


7G m.KS oKiMii.i.i:. 

t«'ini»i>riM'inp ju.H(it'(f«» wIkp pive rn'«!it to tin* TuIm* and malic-ioiM 
n*|NirtN nt' thf landing of Iri^h iNi|>if«ti«, Ituniiiig uf tuwn* and 
iiiti'^ii'n-iii^ of |N-(>i)Ic whrn-vi-r tliry niiiu*. 

Tiit*M* villiiyiuf*. hrailitl liy oit«' I'ultiMT, a iioioriousi ntpM* and 
iiiunli'nT, whit luid l>ut liitt-Iy f>4-uiit*(l thi* guHomcii, m'Lx'cI on dm* 
for a |>o|iiMh prii-*t and jf>iiit on St. Thoniaii's day. almut 11 at 
ni^ht, and |iulli-il ni<> out of my )n<<1. ritiin^ my i^irkfta and mjr 
rhaniUT, rarryin^ away my honn-tt (two gvldinfen worth 4<i/.i 
and my |»ortmant4H%und mounting inv on u little jutii* ni»t worth 

TiiiM diM^rari' fully ronilurtinp uw to a |MMir alidiouai* tiu the 
Kni;li-«h hiilr, thn^- milt?« i»H*. whm* thry M*un*h*d my |4Prt- 
mantiM* and |duMil«T«-<l nn* of a iKiirt; of mony, and aonn* snudl 

|iiivi'(« of iiKttr. with otlur tliii.^^, I<-a\i*in^ nir altfrwani* in th« 
landh of (h«* wad h and a ruit^talilf to li-ud mv away on foot, in 
a M-MTf rold fp»<.ty iiiirlit. uith a lH*a\y ridrin^ oiut and fm^M 
liiMit**, lill an-outri'Mit-iitt t'«ir walkintr to nian-li toCarliftlr. to he 
r\aniini*4l iN-fop- iiiii- < '.i|»t. Uuli, and f»lh<T ifffin-rt tht n in ihr 
^irn'«4»n, ami )iy hIiuih thi-\ ditl \i**\m* to \ui\v Ui-n n'wanli^ 
(a>« tlii-y aftcruanU d«<-hiri'd' for thi'ir pNid Ai'r\i(*f^ to ihrir 
country, in i^runin;; hh thrv Mili^l \uv a fuptivi* uiid dangrr* 
ou** |N-r<«on. 

Hut U'in^' wril ki;MiKn in tlic cittv, and tnivrllinc with Sir 
rhri*»t«i|ihi'r Mu*»^niV('''« ui^t. tiny miAfM-«I of thrir r\|R«tati<ia« 
and rit-4i\i-«l a n-liuki , uiiil^t I my liop»t-i> and thi* trr^^tcwt 
|Nirt of my nionv riMnri-*! ni«-. aii<l M'tt at liU-rty. vithrr to 
F*tay or d* p.trl tin- tti\«i:i - mtl inili-t'^l can onfly citmplain of the 
Ma\or and <miiiii' nf rli* iii.i;:i«traTf «, who. inMti-ud of iiimniittinir 
th«' filliiui^ tiT fi h<:iv and huri^lary. thry hn-akinir i^pm a 
Middi- diH.r in thi ni;;ht to t.iLi* u«.i\ ni\ vr«'lilin^. h-tt thrm 
pM- MJth'iut mil- muih a<« iiitrihc i^^t*' rit-<i::niiEiinii'. 

'I'lio' I Man n*>« a -niintl tina- at hUrty. h\ n haptiy prn- 
>|ih Md-, to p« u hi ri- I phiiMd. an«l linimi^il a |«kfw», it I wimiU 
^'<N- )iitnii ti» hurli.mi, i did think it niiM pnith nt tit ointiittH* a 
uhdi- ill til. it I ittv, t>i fi n.i>\i thi- hu«|iii inn of my intrn«ii^ 
tiiu'ht nut Iff i'.np.tnil ; a!.d a(-ijtnlin^I% h^itl unoini c-mfxllr 
thi IV. tor \\ nr 1 '» fl.i\i-. ( on'*tantl\ utti mlin;; ^iiai'^* |Nil4ick 
Mr\i<i-. aiiii |in.Mhitt;r in th<' i.itlif-drall ou t hri^tiiia^-iUy. 
Hh<lrli\ 1 i-i>ri\iiii til thi |ii*i]ih'. I hit|N-. lliat I Ha« n««* |io|iui| 
j)rii ""t i.i-r ji -uit. 

Att« r ihi-. tht ii;i/r\ 1- ii:;j n*iiri- ijuii i, aiA :.-m njtthrv 
kijtt. n<ii noi-- ..I Iii-l. |i,ip:'*-. \\!i:h li.i'l l-r a njiti« th U ior«- 
intoxhatitl .a.<» it ««n that ami otht r |«irt« of Kn^Ltnd. I Irft 
thi' tnuiir of <'arl>lf. and \i Titum! Ikirk t"«ianU I Durham. a« 
! ir .1^ II- xani . )«ii* u:*h it* « inl* ntinn t" .;•« Immi . di-»itfnt izig. 


after I had shifted off a guide, and 8ome servants who were sent 
with letters to me, to strike out of the road by Berwick towards 
Scotland : which I did, blessed be God, without any other con- 
siderable impediment, and on the 26th of Jan. last arrived safe 
at Edinburgh, endeavouring, as soon as I could, to get admit- 
tance into ike Castle, and wait on the Duke of Gordon, to whom 
I communicated my designe of going to the King, and by whom 
I was informed of a vessell then in the roade, ready to depart 
for France ; which opportunity I made use of, and was, crfter 
many tempests, and a tedious voyage by reason of contrary 
winds, at last safely landed att Honfleur, over against Ilaver-de- 

Ece, by the mouth of the river Seine, on the 19th day of 
rch. N.8., and the very day after his Majestyes departure 
from Brest for Ireland, which missing of the King was a great 
disappointment and mortification to mee. 

£eing somewhat indisposed after my long and troublesome 
voyage (tho' I was never sick at sea) and in some danger, as I 
thought, of an ague, I rested a whole week in that place, where 
I found all persons more than ordinarily civill to me, upon their 
being satisnred, that is, my loyalty had brought me there, and 
that I was fled to the King ; too' I own'd my selfe not onely a 
protestant and an ecclesiastick, but an Englishman, which is 
now thought imprudent, and a shame to confesse ones selfe, 
miless he carryes with him undeniable testimonyes of his late 
fidelity to his Prince. After I had paid my respects to the 
Govemour, the Marquess of Beuron, and returned the comple- 
ments I had received, on the 25th I departed for Eoiien, where 
I judged meet (since his Majesty had left the kingdome) to fix 
a whue, and to recruit my selfe, being alsoe induced thereto by 
the great friendshipp and civility of Mr. Thomas Hackett, an 
honest and loyall merchant, who welcomed me to towne with 
great respect and kindness, supplyed me with monyes, tho' a 
stranger to him without recommendation, (whereas one to whom 
I was recomended failed me) and kindly entertained me at his 
own house ever since. 

And I have been the sooner prevailed on to rest here in thia 
citty from whence I write, by reason a violent asthmatic cough 
(which hath long hung about me) increases soe much, that my 
physician beleives that my lungs begin to be ulcerated, and that 
without much care I am in great danger of falling into a deep 
consuii^tion, and, moreover, thk physician imder whoso conduct 
I am, Deane of the College of Fnysicians here, and Physician to 
our late Eang, (being not onely a very eminent Doctor of Physic, 
but acquainted with my constitution, I haveing heretofore lay'n 
long sick of an ague under his hand, and he haveing alsoe per- 

T** i»K\> (.kiwii.m:. 

fift I mnniaiitl nf tho Kii;;li<*h t(»n(;iii'i i*» liki-ly in ho murli rnorp 
iiMi-l'iiU til iKi- tluiti ;iniitltfr. mill h:ttli Imi'TI uln'ady in ttn' U-^rin- 
iii^ |iniiMil !«• (mmI wry ^m « • ■•-rull. 

I (*«iiiti-^<* I h:i\i- ip't ;:ri-:it n .imin tliin-iiiir my illii4'>v« to makr 
thin ritty thi' |il;irr ot' my ri-*«i(li-nr«-. fmr th«* wukr of tin- air, 
wliirli I lNlii\f iiiit vi-ry i:***A ami |ini|M'r for a roii«iiniptivo 
iMKly. 'Mm' I iiiii ]HT<*ii.fl«^i tliiit the air of tht* c^iuiitpk* niiinil 
iilNiut. :tt :i ili-it.iiii I' t'piiii tiii- riviT. uhiih I iIim- oAi'ii lin-sit)>. i« 
U'tttr than any air in Knu'lanfl. Itiit t)i<- nilifr Kititf.n ti<ir:* I 
lm\r nir!itiiini<l. i'l an .ihli* |>)i\*>i«-i;iii. {iri^y ti< tlii> inffinnity «if 
my NhIv, anil ii ViiA Kuthtull trii ml in ailv^r^ity, not t«i \m* 
fiiiin«I. in iiur irj:*-, •\iry il:iy. ii**r iii i v<r}' i»l.u*4', (li«* miko 
iinii'iiiU alninilantly f<ir an\ <ii|f<'t'« itt' t)i«< rlinir. nntl ur^> hut to 
In* riinti-nuK <l liy a ]iir<Min in rnv i intiniManii'i^. ilrivi-n wry 
Km- lint lit' lti« I \ I- « uuntry t'i>r lii^ tMi-Iity to hii Prinrt*. 

A-« -iHiii a-* I liail ri\i^l my n^tliitifin of ntayin^ u whilt* lo-rr 
lit KiiiM'n. I tlifl |iri"«<inii- in inl«>rnii- hi<» Maj**«ty, hy a |Mrkt t I 
runt intii Inlaml in m\ I/'pI M«ll<'ril, of my arrivall in Krinir, 
umi tlif maiiniT nf niy i-M-a|i«, uith an a^iiin-ann* nf mv un- 
ultf-raMi* li*\alty. anil tliat I ^h'lulil i'%|»iti*«- hit H«r\i«f wit^ th<> 
Kinii- /lali*. iliirrin;r lii.t rxili- a!iil ailx r^ity. un whi-n h«' wa^ on 
tli<- thr«>ni-. 

I iliii al<^M-. iiriMrilin;; tn t1i«- iiiit\ of u loyal 1 «iiliii^t, |iay to 
iKf <jiiiiii ami l*rnii*- all t)i<i^- ri*»|N«t4 whiih I roiiM utt • di*- 
tani I', infnnnin^ In r aUiH, liy ilii- .i.*i>«iHt.itii t- of niy I^inl Wali|f«- 
;»'r.i\i . itf my arii\all. with aHtiir«anr«* that I «i4>ulil n*vrr faik* 
til n Mill r h» r M »]'-•> iml tin I'liim- all tin- iliityt-^ whirh wtrr 
im-iiniU lit nn a o'llip • f *-\ \\.* KiUiS of Mn^'hti-'l- And that 
••iip •■ 1 h.i'I nut ih<- tilii|r\ \«h;i)\ 1 i ani« !'<>r, nf U in^ n«-ar hit 
M-iit-^ty. I w.i«i in t!i'- ni \t |" ih "•irnu- tn U- inar hrr», an«l 
ai I ••plin;rl\ mi>!i1i| ha-tf !i tii >' (firman'«. a« iMain a* tht indi*- 
iN.«iri..ii •.( m\ UmIx \%..\il.l |h rmiTt : taki iiilT a L'r>-at (!• li^fht to 
U- niirh t'rii- p»\all Iamil\. uli^n I laiiiift i'Tl.«rui«f ••r\r thifn. 
ni \< r tlr.:ikiii;r m\ *»• Ifi- any uaM^ a)->iil\i«l frnm thi' ol^ 
•ur\i:.ii I •.■.\>il nt\ N.\iraiu'n. In-r M.ij*<<ty, and all thr 
hj.^-l r««\ ill. h> tlii ilitii n !it I' of rtliiTitin. 

Ila\' .:.;j. >jr. 'l.ii'i ;ji\tn \*>\i tl.. tr • *'■!• i-f -■• |iir»ii-iilar an 
a<>>n';t ••! ni\ ^ It*- .ii.'i lii {»>rt(iii nt. tP'ni ih«' tinii' that Wrr 
uiii tii-^^ allarniM u-.rh tin ntw* i.f thi- Hiikt^l int* ntion« iif 
t)if l>ii!t h til \t\y iii'- ii«. l.iiiiif tii tiii« pri^ nt duv . 1 think tnr 
--l!.- }i-m- j. *- i.Mi^n^l ?.» i:i\i- \.^ -..i.»i iii!..ri.iatni:i mni^'nun^ 
II \ prt^iit ti nt]« r i<t nniid aniPfutiiri- in;* ii!i"i.<» And «hicii 
I .lilt ti.i- iiiori Uiiliii^ tiiiniliraii tl.i« i>|>|«>rtuii;t\ ff dt 'in (?. hv 
ri .!« ■!. in\ ritirniii> • 1 ft U-1% ii>t in «n> h «irt nn r«-a«' that 1 
I. i\i* »iiiall ri i«*n t'l iniaiTin*- that I *hall U a Inni^ li>imi man. 


they administrihg to me too many grounds of fear (if I were to 
undergoe no other hazard) that I may scarce live to see my 
friends in England any more, unlesse the air of France and 
motion be, by God's blessing, a means of my recovery, and 
cnre of that disease which I have contracted, by a sedentary life, 
since my installation into the Deanery of Durham. 

And here I doe, in the first place, declare with all sincerity, 
that I am resolved by God's grace to live and dye a true son 
of the Church of England, whereof King Charles was. King 
James 2 (not the Prince of Orange) is, imder God, supream 
head and govemour, beleiveing her to be, for the purity of her 
doctrine, the decent regxdarity of her worshipp, and the whole- 
someness of her discipline, (well executed) the best and most 
approaching to the primitive times, of any Church in reformed 
Christendom. And I doe openly aflBrm to all the world, that 
however her children (or rather those who have pretended to 
be Boe) have behaved themselves, ether heretofore or of late, to 
the scandal of the world and reproach of her constitution, I am 
assured shee will be found, upon through and serious examina- 
tion, a Church which doth not coimtenance rebellion, or indeed 
any sin or wickedness whatsoever. 

I have given noe just reason, I thank God, to any, to think 
me of another oppinion, and if some have been soe imcharitable 
as to censure mee for ever deviating from her, it hath been only 
for such carriage of mine, as may best demonstrate that I am a 
right genuine and through paced (tho' very feeble) member of 
her ; I mean for my exact conformity to, and observation of, 
the excellent rules of her incomparable Liturgy, without any 
variation, and my constant zeal in asserting the King's prero- 
gative, and her excellent doctrine of non-resistance, and subjec- 
tion to authority, in both which, perchance, I have been thought 
sometimes a little singular. But if I have been soe, I am sorry 
for it, I mean, that I should want company in so laudable and 
Christian a cause and practice ; for I must still affirme that the 
first is the indispensable duty of every Churchman, and best 
means to preserve her, and the last (which way soever fled at 
the Prince of Oranges invading England) the very flower and 
glory of our Church, which neither loss of estate nor life shall 
^yy the assistance of the Almighty) cause me to renounce. 

1 doe therefor humbly entreat your selfe, and aU my relations, 
noe wise to suspect me, as if wavering from my obedience to my 
Mother (the Church) for my iminoveable adherence to the cause 
and interest of the Father of our Country, and my innate abhor- 
rence of disputeing, contesting, or rudely capitulateing with my 
Prince, even then when he commanded things very contrary to 

my •*« ntiTni-iit^, uhiili I iliil fihlp* iinC fm«>ly inoxp'«iii-nt hut 
|iii)iiili< i.ill Til till- tl<itiri^}«i!)ir i-«iiiiii*iiiii ••t'ctir <'hiirrli. 

Il.til 1 l.iilM. li'o tiM» iti.iii\ (li/|, ill itinrttiri-. nr in [Ki\inff 
till- \i-r\ o.iiiif «liiMii nf .illi-;ri-tni •• :i!i(l litiiimir !•» inv pn^^ lit 
Sivi Ti i::in'. whiii In- i;iiin- !«• tin- iniwin-. :i4 1 h.i<l |MTt"riii'^l l*i 
till- l.iti Ki!iL'. lii** r<*v.ill liPitiiiT. iiThl my ^r.ii ii'U^ iiul%i« r **{ 
ivi-r M« "»•«• -l iiHiUMry Ini-;iii'.i- l,!-. M i|i-^ty lii^Ijn^l hiruvh'i ••! 
thf liiiiiiiii r.ithiilii k pli.'i'U I iiiiirlit iii*i««-<l li.iii- Ikfii I\ iM-* 
til it'it^iip'. i**T tliif \i.i« .1 II) irk i't' II o'lit ••! (h«' t'lrinh ni' 

Kll;:i.llHl liMt <i>Hl llixi!:;* iIl.iMfl llli' \** fi «l«t t|ii« ti>lll|itiltli»ll. 

I \« ):!• h li.itli -^'H- iiiij}(i:I\ |iri\.iil<*l in tin- ii.ilinii I wnulil lint 
li.n«- y-iii 1' .ir I ilj.iil Ih- •.%. rtlir«iw!i \t\ .my litht-r. 

I .ini. I riiiit'< --. fi-il t.iit .it' fill' iM?i<>*i til ;!«<«• rt thf rau«* *»f % 
Uoiiiiii ( '.irliiilji- |iiuiif. I li\i- ;it ]ir* <•• lit in a U"niaii 
t'lfii-iliik i>>uTtti\, h r -111 I am Mt it t!:'- riirht I'hunh "( 
\'.u::\au*\ r»li«'i"'i tl.i'h !i..f ..i.U jrij..\:i is;.- tn iIih- thi> tir^t. Imt, 
riiM-iili-riiij till rip •i:ri«t.tTi< I « ••!' ritjl.iipl .iihi tin- nci^hlaiiinii*^ 
Hr"?*"»t III! I ii'.iiiM\i '. .1* jii. * i.t, ••• .|.-- till- l.itti r. Ami mh\ I 
aipl Mfliir l"\.ill ^;i*.;iit* •.!.i..i!.l ■ h-xi-i I'r.iim-. r.ithiT lh.t:i 4f.\ 
i>fhi r ii.i'i>>!i. T.I ri «ii|i- i:i. iii.i\ i|iii< kU )« put miT nt' ilivputf if 
ii>ir I • ii'<iiTi I-* uxil'l Ih- |i!i lo. .i !•• riih»iili r h«<i% kiiiili\ tin- tiit«*i 
<'hri^Miik Kp. J It . • i\< il hi^ Mi!>-T\ ••!* I'.ii.'l.iTi'i. .iSnl il-fii ^ti.l 

• ii'i rturi tl...-' «!:•• hj\i- iM'i't.i-'l tl-.iir tiih lity t.i him. a« 
jil-.H- ri-ti'it 'M til' irr. iti i ivil:'\ ..t' ihi- I'ri :i. h n.itinii tfm.mU 
-•; iri j« r-. im \' r iir-ri \ i-ihit 'ii-i'i m thi-* liiin' nl' iii"«!r» «»». whrji 
.111 .ir« W'l."!n«. ••-]•■: illy l/i jh^liim ii. j.TiIi -^ th* y ;in- oin- 
I . i\ -1 ♦.• i- -|i\. 'i ..r I !• »r iri ^ 1-1 tin I'riin • ..I « »r.i:ku'»-. "r -thrr 
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God be praised, hath ever been noted) none, Sir, hath better 
ooppied out than your selfe, whose name is on that account 
already recorded in our English Chronicle. The secrecy and 
suooessfullness of that negociation of yours, in your master the 
late King's behalfe, with Generall Monk, will not easily be for- 
gotten among loyall men, and I must confess to all the world, 
that that notable example and patteme which you have sett all 
your house by your services and endeavours, in the worst of 
times, for King Charles 2, hath had great force on me, and been 
mighty prevalent in inspireing me with more than ordinary re- 
solution for his royall brother, his lawfull successor and our un- 
doubted Sovereigne, at my first entrance on my Deanery, which 
did oblige me to appear and act in a more publick post than 
before, and doth still animate me (wherefor, whatever measures 
vou are pleased to take at present, I hope, Sir, you will not 
olame me) in my present zeal and endeavours. 

Since which time, I can say it without boasting, (tho' if I did 
boast a little, this conjuncture and my circumstances would bear 
it) that I have never strayed in my affection from his Majesty, 
nor fiuled in paying him all the honour, duty, and respect, 
whicli I should have rendered to my deceased master, of ever 
blessed memory, had the nation been longer blessed with his 
reigne. But, instead thereof, I doe not blush to let all the 
world know that I have been somewhat more oflScious (and 
thought it every ones duty soe to bee) in his service than I had 
been in his brother's, in consideration of a Roman Catholick 
king's grace and goodness towards us of the Church of England, 
in reference to the free exercise of our religion ; hee grantmg us 
the liberty of a religion contrary to his owne, and makeing it 
his care, att his first appearance in councell, to secure to his 
pt>testant subjects of the Church of England so unvaluable a 
blessing, neither of which if he had done, could wee have told 
how to help our selves, or been absolved from our obedience, 
which my little divinity hath ever told me (and I hope ever 
will) is as due to a Eoman Catholick soveraigne as to a pro- 
testant one. The consideration whereof hath, by the blessing of 
God, kept me untainted and unstaitied throughout the whole 
transactions of the last 5 years, I mean from the 6th of Feb. 
'84, when his Majesty mounted the throne, to the 10th of Dec. 
'88, when the same sacred Majesty was disgracefully driven, to 
the everlasting reproach of the English nation, from his owne 

Noe fears or jealousyes of religion, libertyes or lawes, did 
ever tempt me (1 bless God) to any undue courses of resistance, 
opposition, or soe much as unseemly capitulation with God's 

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those inffenious verses, which bring dayly to my consideration 
my loy&u father's example, (and which I cany constantly about 
me, both to inspire and conduct me) I hope by God's grace to 
breath out my soul, without makeing any diflFerence, in matter 
of obedience, betwixt a papist or a protestant prince, a Christian 
or a hcjathen. 

I am without any scruple assured (and so is all the world) 
that my sovereigne. King James 2, is a lawfull king, and hath 
an undoubted title, which is all a good subject ought to enquire 
into. If soe, I am as much assured that noe power uppon earth 
can absolve me from my swome obedience to him, whatever we 
are told to the contrary, in certain " Enquireys into the mea- 
" sures of submission to supream authority and the grounds upon 
" which itt may be lawfull or necessary," (as the title phraseth 
" it) " for subjects to defend their religion, libertyes and lawes." 
I wish the Doctor * had been pleased to speak out plainly, ac- 
cording to his thoughts, and I am perswaded he would have 
said, the srounds whereon it is lawfull to rebcll. 

But I shall give you noe more trouble by way of information 
concerning my selfe. I shall rather crave leave to convey to my 
younger relations, (since they are numerous) by your favour and 
means, (if you please) some wholesom advice for their edifica- 
tion, to establish those who are not tainted, and to restore 
those who are, with the false notions and maximes of the 

My elders I shall noe wise disturb att present with my 
remaining discourse. But I humbly conceive it a kind of duty 
to take a little paines sometimes with the others. My father's 
and mother's dedication of one of their sons to the Church (and 
it falling to the lott of me, the unworthyest of them) doth in 
some sort constitute me a priest to the whole family ; tho' not 
to undertake the charge of all their souls, (that would be a task 
not onely difScult but impossible for me to discharge, and I doe 
not desire it) yet to make to them now and then some spirituall 
applications, as I doe att present, by your permission, in this 
letter, and did likewise 5 years since in some familiar ones to a 
nephew in the University of Oxford f (which I printed) is a 
good act of Christian religion and fratemall charity. 

• Dr. Bnmet. 

f " Couisdlt uid directions divine and moral : in plain and familiar letters of advice 
to m young gentleman his nephew, soon after his aidmission into a college in Oxon. 
Lowkm : 1G85. His said nephew was named Thomas, a younger son of Sir Thomas 
HiggoiiSv knight, by Bridget his second wife, sister to the said Dr. Den. Grenvill, 
wkich nephew had been newly entred a student in Magd. Coll., who among his com- 
mode sport with that book/' — Wood's Afhense Oxon. cd. BHk. iv. 40?. On 
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the most unlikely of any in the world to agree, a popish and a 
presbiterian one. 

I never did imagine that I oyer was, or eyer should become, 
a pillar of the church (tho' you all know that I did, in a time 
of adversity and rebellion, when there was small hopes of being 
Dean of Durham, devote my selfe thereto honestly, with good 
will to God's service, and without designe) much less doe I 
fancy my selfe a person of soe much might or skill as to be able 
to stem such a tide, as has broke in upon us and beaten downe 
the high and rocky cliffs of England, as if they had been onely 
muddy banks or the woody fences of a Low Country. But on 
the other side I have not soe meane thoughts of the grace and 
power of God Almighty, who has manifested his strength in my 
weakness, in upholding and keeping mc steddy, (dureing the 
late terrible shock which like an earthquake made the founda- 
tions of the kingdom to tremble, and overthrew divers sup- 
porters of Church and State) as to despair of all success in my 
attempt to fortify at lest some, if 1 cannot regain others, or any, 
of my kindred to whom I write, who ought not to conceit them- 
selves soe able divines as to think they are in spiritual! matters 
above my counsell and advice. 

To accomplish this' good work, whereon I invoke the assist- 
ance of that Spirit whose power noe creature is able to resist, I 
shall lay before their eyes some of the good old Church of Eng- 
land divinity which hath been infused into me as well as their 
fathers in our youthes, by those right orthodox and loyall doctors 
of the old stamp, under whose conduct we have had the felicity 
to be trained upp, and remembring and well considering the 
word of our Saviour Christ, that a prophet hath alwayes lest 
honour in his owne country and among his own kin, I shall 
keep strictly and faithfully not only to the sense, but often in 
prosecuteing this point use the very words of a famous divine * 
above any man's contempt, being justly had in honour and 
veneration of the whole nation, as well as our own family. 

In the first place, then, I here take liberty to put your and 
mine own relations in mind of some seasonable truths, well cal- 
culated for the meridian of an ancient, loyall family, and the 
most effectuall preservative that I know of to secure their inno- 
ccDcy in a wavering, corrupt, seditious age and country, tinc- 
tur'd all over with schism and rebellion (to wit) : — 

That onr Blessed Saviour and his disciples were, of all the 
doctors who ever were in the world, the most carefull to pre- 
serve the doctrine and practice of allegiance, and entire submis- 

* Dr. Hen. Hamoud. 


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and unnaturaU, a fact every wayes soe un justify able, and 
an impiety ao daring, that it must necessarily in the con- 
clusion puU down heavy wrath, if not speedy vengeance, both 
on the contriver and accessary, inviter and the invited, or on 
their posterity; if an extraordinary deep humiliation before 
God, and a sincere repentance, somewhat answerable to the 
greatness of the provocation, doe not in due season, appease his 

Of which heinous guilt it concerns every one who hath been 
unfortunately dipt therein (as every complyer with, as well as 
promoter of the new government in England certainly is) with 
greatest speed and care to purge himselfe ; and I doe hope and 
pray that all those to whom I doe presume here in this paper to 
address my selfe, will take these things into timely and deep 
consideration, washing off those stains of disloyalty that may 
have involved any in the guilt of an unparellell'd usurpation, 
which I am aflfraid exposes poor England to God Almightyes 
impending judgments more than all the former sins of ourselves 
or forefathers. 

That I have for my own perticular practised the very same 
loyalty and honest zeal in reference to the service of my 
Soveraign (tho* a Roman Catholick) that I did to his royall 
brother ; and have not, . that I can discover upon the most 
diligent search, wilfully and knowingly made one false stepp 
towards the late irregular and unjustifiable method of preservation 
of our religion and lawes by the ungodly practices and means of 
invasion and usurpation, (which hath in good truth la)m both a 

Gsping) is a felicity which doth not only wonderfully support, 
t almost transport me, amidst my exercises of patience, and 
will make me relish the worst air and usage that I can meet 
with abroad, where there are noe fogs nor fumes raised by 
rebellion, better than the best air or preferment in England, or 
any other country where there are. And here I should begg 
pardon for this present trouble and conclude ; haveing been, I 
fear, too tedious, but that I stand obliged, lest I preach in vain, 
to answer one objection which is easy to foresee will be made 
against my doctrine, and may carry more appearance of reason 
than any other : to wit, — 

Christ's example pretended for submission to the prevailing 
power, since his acknowledging allegiance to be due to Tiberius 
uttar, whose predecessors had soe lately changed the govern- 
ment of Rome oy the senate, did, by that act of his, give liberty 
to us lawfully to yield our allegiance to any unjust prevailing 
power whatever it bee. 

This difficulty being solved by the foremention'd learned 


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or meddle with the crowne, and yet. most willmgly accepted 
thereof at the very first ofler of the people. 

Secondly, the exercise of the King's prerogative in dispensing 
with some lawes, on extraordinary emergencyes, was thought a 
burden intoUerable, but it hath been noe crime since in the 
subject to dispense with all. They haveing got (as they think) 
what they have long contended for, the supremacy in their own 

Thirdly, the introducing of arbitrary power was the dread of 
most men, and now they are contented to enjoy nothing else. 

Fourthly, it was judged impardonable tyranny in our Sove- 
reign to touch the meanest of his subjects in point of property, 
bat it is a laudable vertue in the subject to usurp upon, nay 
dispoee of, the Crown. 

Fifthly, the English were overwhelmed with jealousyes of 
introducmg popery, and promoting the interest of France, and 
all the while have gone the direct way to bring the worst of 
ibeir fears on themselves, by driving the King and Prince out 
of the kingdom. 

Sixthly, in a word, sundry other things, which were deemed 
unsofferable in a lawfull prince of God's ordaining, are now 
practiced without disgust by an usurper and king of the people's 

Hee mat is not yet perfectly convinced of the hypocrysy of these 
pvetaioes and proceedings (which I hope the most emminent of 
oar clergy and nobility by this time are) seems to have neither 
eyes to see, ears to hear, nor heart nor head to consider and 

I shall conclude with a memorable saying of our Royall 
Martyr King Charles I.,' on his observation of a like spirit 
of delosion, which, in his dayes, possessed the generallity of 
the people of the same kingdomes, in dethroning, nay murder- 
ing their lawfull King, and one of the best of princes, att his 
owne doors. 

" Soe easy is that leger-de-main which serves to delude the 
vulgar." That the Almighty and wise God, who in his just 
dis^easure for our sins and ingratitude to himselfe and his 
Tioe-gerent, hath for the present made the Church and Monarchy 
of England a notable monument of his wrath, would bring all, 
bigfa and low, who have contributed to soe heinous a guilt, in 
Us doe time, to such a sight and sense of their crimes, that they 
Mty give to the world an undeniable demonstration of the truth 
of their repentance, labouring with all their might to redress 
tlie scandals the^- have given by an unparell^ed apostacy 
from the principles of our Church, and an abhorrod de- 

!)0 HI \\ (.IIIN\ II IK. 

Iivtiiiu in iMiiiit of luv.iltv : i** tli<' ht^rtv iiml hunil»I«* iiru\rr 

I • • ■ • ■ 


■ K\< r hititiiiinil aiKl cIimf Sir 
Vmir Ifpl-.lii|»p*« iii«Mt huiiiMf ^Maiit 

!illil atfit'ti(i|lllt«* liFiitlliT, 

I>KM*> (ii:\NMI 1 > 

K.Mirn. Apr. Jl. UWJ. 

pMH|>rript. — Tliiit till- j.riliti^l ' yrm/ii.'/ i.f thi* !• tti r. with 
th«' t'nllii\i iiij; Atliln*^^ :iip1 Whi r\i «. iii.iv iii*r a|»| ti»y<>iir im Ii'«-, 
u.s I tnr-^i- l)i«\ \iill to .ill /('.ilfii- I (Mttri\rr<» aii«l -uiiiiiirt* r« <1 
thi- ii'«ur|iatinii lit' l-JiL'l'iii'l. .Ill .lit ••} ift fitly tli |il'>'li- t"!Iv. 
liut flitunrii^'lit tri ii/\, I liunililx ri:i\i \Mur |tirini«^Mii Ci< ii:^ ri 
:t I'fW lirir- !»\ u.i\ i.f jh-mTm r.jii 

1 uiit iii't i;;iiiii.iiit liiit l!ii*« :it{>iii|ir iimv r- ihI' r u\^ 
ii}i^tl\iu\\ iiii- i|i.ili)i- nt .ill ri.i t.ivi'ur V'tii li.i\«- «h«-Hi^I nif -;n«f 
IMV flight iiifii rr.iKii-. ill \<<iir \<'liitiT.iry kiiid i!iti-r]ii>**.ti<>:i !•> 
Mt'iin* my itviuui. .iii'l th.-it it iii'i^r .il«<iM- tx|iii^ im t'^r a 
Nulijrtt I't (••iiitiifK t.ilk .iii'l i « ii-uri rlin'ti;;l.iiut tl.i !..i*i"n. 
Kill hint I- :iii iiiiMt tiii-i)<il l<*\ i- intiiki:* Iv uv*f- \aliijMr 
th.ili till |Mi^^^«iiiti^ i.t' ()i:« UxiM. .ii.'l I |»i r««.iiif<«| till ifiir-* wliiih I <ii>i liy ^iinl** ;:r.ii t •t*-* r. u.i* *.h* ii.'«»t 

itfritu.lll \*.i\ Tii ^'I'lTi !l I*, tli' \-r\ PJ'MViVli u:;ir»-'l" I 

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limit- .1- I ilhi. \"'ii will i."T. I ?ru-!. • "i.-l* In:.! my i.irriA|:r, 
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iLi\ iii<<ic .ir.'l ii;"rt I xi.x ii:< .:i^' II.* ! I \k.-« m thi r:»'i.' *\"\h 

atl'T'l 111! -J- .ik iM«- I • Iii!"T! ?.. I;.V --'il 

M\ li«"«ii:ij III' -.ii!!- Iri' i.ii- i:i iri\ \i\.i^» trnm S'-'Ia'M 
liitli* r. \mt1i • Nj- i t.iii'.u I.t .III infirvi'W wi K< :i?. .i!.>l Vilk* nf 
a |..i«^-j-.i'. !L. flr-r . I \*l.i. 1. I .1:1 i...* »:.•. n.i. .iiA :J.. U»t. if I 
«i-uM L** 1 .i».i\ wiTl.'.ijt »!. I fli.l I."* -i. --.r* I- .» inn.. 1 il-* 
.ix^urt my -It. ..f «i-il^ |«l"r. t"i. .iii-i .f !!.....- I::, ii-i* iikr^ 
\i t-M- w)i«-m 1 ilii-.rli.i .kii.i lii*- ij.ji •::t*i^[. w l.i ?i < i «| »hul! \^ 

\*\n .i-^A t" -• It'l I. - .1 I. i|.|i\ Jl.' * ' .i.^ 

A* l«»r tli.i! iiii-ii ^i:.|*.ir<I":..iM« *iii ^^ ;• :» \% :*f: -■mt il>- rt pnoih 
fill', ami uhiH^if I i.i!iK<>? «*» • i. ir iii\ w Itt U|i>n* tW 
Hoflil. lull i^ thi- iiil\ 111.*. ti..iiik« \m ti'<i<«i. ? l)i« ii>*rkl 
ran ai-i ii«f m*- i-t I m« Hi inv iL'-i"r-iit« • .ir.ii imU^ ilht\ !«• till 


my coffers and pockets so full as some more frugall aild crafty 
than my selfe nave done in less time, with a smaller estate or 
revenue, I am like to doe a sad penance for it here abroad, in a 
forreign kingdome. And the friends and relations I leave at 
home will not, I hope, add affliction to affliction (if they will 
not help me with their purses) by loading me with their cen- 
sures, especially considering two last acts of mine to de- 
monstrate the sincerity of my repentance for it. First, I did 
diminish my revenue very considerably by rent charges to 
satisfy my own just debts. Secondly, that I look'd on my long 
n^lect to practice frugality as a great sin ; that I did as volun- 
tarily put my selfe into a kind of white sheet to attone for the 
same, by confessing it to God and the world in a small piece I 
printed in the year 1685 *. 

This is my comfort, that noe person in England is like to loose 
by me, unless by his own proper choice, and if one man doth 
8oe, he must thank himselfe rather than blame me. If I suffer 
deprivation to his loss, he must quarrell with God and the 
King, whose comands have unavoidably obliged me to hold 
fast my religion and loyalty : and if the sacraficeing of both, or 
either of them, was in my judgment too dear a purchase of my 
revenue for my selfe, noe one could reasonably expect that I 
diould imdergoe it for another. 

Hopeing that these few hints may give some satisfaction to 
all but the malicious authors of our present misery, I shall not 
enlarge this postscript farther than to acknowledge with all 
thankfullness the kindness which you have shewed me in pro- 
cureing a dispensation for me, (notwithstanding I have contra- 
dicted your example) which I esteem a greater obli^tion at 
those fnends' hands who were instruementaJl therein, smce they 
did it without my privity or motion. 

By the publication of the following Adress and Queryes, it may 
appear that the author is not afiraid (notwithstanding the 
obloquy he did a while undergoe in the year '88 for his dutifuU 
eomplyance with the King) to owne those notions of loyalty 
which he did endeavour to infuse into all persons committed to 

* Tke Dean donbtleas aUades to the ** counsells and directions, &c.*' which he ad« 
dir uKjd to his nephew, (see antk, p. 83.) and published in the year 1685. Amongst 
otkcr eihortations contained therein, he impresses upon his nephew the duties of care 
aad economy, and sUodes to his own errors in the way of extravagance, stating that 
ha had giren the world reason to suppose that he was not given to frugality ; but 
sqfi, at the same time, that his money had not been dissipated in debauchery. Cf. 
ipn tlib part oftho subject a letter, (given hereafter amongst the Miscellaneous 
CotrMpoodenoe,) from the Dean to Archbtohop Sancroft, dated Nov. 2fSth, 1S84. 

N 2 

\9'2 U¥.\y <«KiNV||.|.F.. 

hiii rhiirgo : uiid aImm* tliut he is n«it luhunM'd to iinirkum to all 
tiii* wnrlcl, ill Mpiffht o( the M.*ii«un'n he met wiUuJl, that hr did, 
uikI <ioth, hitld the foHowin^ ilueryea in the uffiniiati%*r. beuig 
of ii|iiiiioii that to hold th«*in otherwiac* i» tu pUcc umns of the 
Kiiig*i« iiuiireiuuey in the {leople. 


Majkvi-\\ HrFKi»n.\ afikr tiir I^rinck or Oranok laxdku^ 

(1 l*O.S lll«« ItRKlllKKN IIIKIR HMFl hAM. lO jO|> WITH IIIM, 

Hi:r\tHK Till: hii'i.hhm k Ti kk<.t ii\n xio- Am»RMi«*ii bk- 

KdKF.i 1(1 MIKW |||<« AillioKHI.NrK dl' Til AT IN5K\T1R«U. 
hi MI.KY \M» OIIIKU li>ltl>^ Will) IIAI> •»F.I/.*U 0}i YoRK. 

To TIIK KlN<.*S %loM i:\rn.l. KNT MAJlJtfTT. 

TiiK h«-arty and hunilili* Addn-v* of yiiur MaieAlyeii ever loyall 
and fuithfull Huhj«vt and MT\aiit. th«- Ik-un ot nurhoni. 

May it ]»Ii'aM' vuiir Sair«il Mujt-^tly. 

In tinif> of an invu.<«ion. n% in u iKinmon inundation, or rahi- 

niity hy tin-, \»hrn iv«ry ' is Imiind in duty in |iri-ttT\i' tho 

)iou.**4', <*itty. or country. whiTi^W' he i^ a ineinlM'r, without UAOall 
(-«'n*ni«>ny nr roni]ili'ni«'nt to »iii|M'ri<'ur or etitialU, I dm- iu<lffv it 
an iiifli'-iN^iij^uMe duty <>f «\rry faithfull and ri^ht |i»yall milijcvt 
til ha>ti II to ;iM»i*<t \i\n fMi\irai^n with hi^ purm*. an well a* his 
|irayp*. ti> thi> utiui***! of }.i- |miu«t nn<i al»ilit]k, and th« ri'f«*r D<4 
dann;; to hLiv till all ni\ U tt«'r« have \:\\%'n Iiie exain|4r in m1- 
dn-?^*iin^ Ufnri- un\ *»t all iii\ iiifrrii>ur lin-threii h4\e a|rr^^«i «»f 
a fornii- tu addn-* with tu*-, 1 dot- hfurtdy otfiT to \uur MdH^j 
all that I ha\f tti i|i;ir<- t^r \iiur pn-« iit •M-r^ut*. tlatiking 
nothing inim* own in ^ui-h a tiim- of ilan^i-r. hut what in «ufi- 
( iiiit tf» Huthi I* natur«> ; a^xuniii^ \n*\i wtthall that I due not 
onl\. frf>iM the \i ry If.ttiini nf my -^oul. ahhiirr aii^i deti-«t thia 
tnai-lii piuo ami unnatur.dl in\a<>iMn of th«- rnnn- of t ^rancv, 
tttifi'thiT with all tlif oth«-r wii kid. n-U Iliou«. and hluiid% Oc^ 
ni^nm of hi<« aiiht-n iiti. whtlliir «ii«iny*.'« at hnine or ahruad, 
.iMfl iiii>ri- ]MrTii iil.irl\ of iIkim* .iiiioti^ u^* w)io ha\i- lati-ly rr« 
volt«i| from tilt :r .illi^M.izif* hut ilt^-. with ^n at indiiniatioD, 
renouiiif all nuuhf r oi \iiilini«. forci. ai.ti (••iitinijtt of vutho- 
rity otfir*d to \our ^u tmI }Kr^<n or piviruiui nt. nihi r h\ tlie 
r.ihlilf til*- \i ry lin j:^p« t.f th«- M'^^nU in the «illy. a* wril aa 
nlNlU ill th«> tiehl. toi.iti\in^ ' i* :ui ^nat a ^ui to uv oaj 
• "TiipuNiie ar^uniMii* t" n n^truui or tiriif\ <imi*B %iix-):%-nrnt. 


into a complyanoe with the will and desires of his subjects, be 
they neyer soe much for the good of himselfe, Church or King- 
dome : having learned in the communion of my mother the 
Church of England (wherein I am firmly resolved to live and 
dye) other pnnciples than to teach my supreme, or any my 
superiorSy- wnat he or thev ought to doe, with a sword in my 
hfiuid, or compel a soveraign monarch, whether he will or noe, 
to doe his duty and gratirjr his people, sooner than he is in- 
clined, or his own necessity (whereof he is best judge) will per- 
mitt. Satisfying my selfe with the repeated assureance which 
your Majesty hath already given of our religion, lawes and 
libertyes, together with all your past and present gracious con- 
descentions to remove the fears and jealousy es of your people, 
resolving to stay your leisure for the calling of a parliament, 
and all other means and methods which are in your Majestyes 
choice for the securing vour own royal person, or establisnment 
of your government in Church and State. 

Denis Granville, 

Dean of Durham. 
Not. 87, '88. 

Queries put by the Dean of Durham * to some young clergy- 
men, to answer privately in his own study, (near about the time 
his Majesty sent forth an order to read his Declaration for 
liberty of conscience) which being treacherously stolen away or 
ialsely transcribed, upon the interception of a letter to a friend, 
were dispersed and canvass'd upp and downe the coffee-houses 
of London, and other parts of England, (as mentioned p. 73,) 
and are for that reason printed. 

1. Whether a subject is not bound to comply with his prince 
in every command, or reasonable intimation of his pleasure, 
wherein he is not in conscience bound to the contrary? 

2. Whether a subject is not bound to comply with his prince 
in some things which he conceives not onely inexpedient, but 
such as may tend to the prejudice of the flourishing condition 

* QiMms, essentially the same as those in the teit, have found a place amongst 
Bbhop CosIb's works, (Anglo-Cath. Lib. iT. 384.) and are supposed by the editor of 
llMt volome to have been issued about the time when the Declaration of liberty of 
nwsiiiBiiii was put forth by Charles 11. , i.e. March 16, 1672. But it is evident, 
ft«B what the Dean says, (ante, p. 73.) that they were falsely ascribed to the Bishop, 
ami hcpe no referenoe to Charles^ Dechuration, but to the much later one of James.— 

!»| \*y \\ <'U\N\i I.I.I. 

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tht-iii, aiiti will ih't In- •<.;iti<«tvt'<l without i<iiii|ilyunii- with «ii« h 

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hath prodaced, I think, all most all kind of changes among men 
of every quality, degree and calling, but that which Doctor B. 
speaks of in his letters concerning his travells into Italy, I mean 
the change of sex. 

I need not, my lord, give you any perticidar account of my 
behaviour or usage in England, after your lordshipp was called 
up to London, about Michaelmas last, or of the manner of my 
escape, since your lordshipp was certified by letters from my 
selfe, in the moneths of Oct. and Nov. last, of most matters of 
moment relateing to the Church and County of Durham, (tho' I 
had the honour and satisfaction of receiveing an answer to few 
of them) and may come to the knowledge of other things by the 
relation of my deportment, which I have published in my printed 
letter to my brother the Earle of Bathe, whereto I crave leave 
to referr your lordshipp and all who are inquisitive after me. 

I shall onely embrace this occasion solemnly and publickly to 
assure your lordshipp, in generaU, that I did faithfully, and 
with as much punctuallity as I was able, discharge those trusts 
which were comitted to me, in every one of the places and 
offices which I had the honour to bear under your lordship, and 
maintain'd my post in your absence, notwithstanding mighty 
discouragements, till it was not possible for me any longer to 
strive against the torrent which had hurryed all matters in 
that and other parts of the nation into great disorder and con- 

When I saw there was noe possible means left for me but 
to sink, by endeavouring to oppose what was irresistable, 
or swim down the stream, (which noe argueraent nor ex- 
ample of the age could, I thank God, prevail with me to doe) 
I was under a necessity to tume aside and withdraw my selfe, 
beholding matters a while att a distance, rather than in my own 
station and place of acting ; since I carryed about with me an 
unalterable loyall heart, which woidd not suffer me to runn (as 
most did) witn the multitude, and, on the other side, wanted 
both strength of my owne, and the assistance of others, effec- 
tually to oppose that unruly and many headed monster: but 
did not resolve to leave the kingdome, and commit my flock 
and £unily alone to God Almightyes protection and care, (as I 
afterwards did) till I had a powerfuU example, which a dutifull 
subject ought to be proud to follow, and a precedent which may 
sett me above the censures of any person in the three king- 

When my Soveraign was forced from his own pallace, nay 
driven out of the realme, it was time for those who were firmly 
resolved to adhere to and suffer with him, to yield to that force 

Wt ni:.\.\ (.RANViM.r^ 

iiiifl ii(H-c*HMity whiih n niiirlity piit«'ntati\ by mmplyinR «riih, 
])riN>l:iiiiriI to In' iiiviiii-iMiv llavrin^ t)i«*ii \\\o honour l«i h» 
oiir ut'tliat iihiiiImt. uiiil kIumIii;; that I am mi it %i<>tiM harr 
U-fii a |ir«-]Nt-tiT(MiN niurif t'nr iii«' who iifvi-r ]il:i\ '<! my ^riinv 
rtiH< a.H to Hii\r my -takiv to havi* MayM at honii- or in KnirUnd. 
when I wa*« n<H' Imi^ir i*a|isihh' to M*r\«' him in thiwr oftn« 
wlnn-in I was |)hinil. ami whilu I had n«H* othiT |»nM»{«H t but 
that ot' a pri^uin, withmit diN-in^ what wom ini]iipviibli- fi«r mr ti> 
<hM>, I mt'aii In»w <Iiiwn to Itu:il. or, in plain Kn^li«h. nubmit to 
an uMirjN'r 

Thi^ «Hva>ionM tlr^t mv flight to ^arlith*. and frtim th«ncr. 
ii]Min itr« flit-hirin:^^ t'lT tin- rrin«*«' **( < *nin;ri*« and rhanp* of 
(io\iTnnur. to Kiliiihiir^h. and tnan that citty. u|iiin int«-Ui- 
^■m'«* of an cmUir^rn. int«t l-'ram-t'. an is -^-tt forth m«*n- att 
lariff in the t'oriiif r li!t«T fo my linithrr to ha\r thf hitiynir 
and •«ati'«t':irtiiin. Mhiili !<« ni^- *>tnall tiin«M ion i.i a \**\n\\ Mib* 
j(i t in hani*«hniint, ul diM-iit^^ hnni.i:;*' fii thi* rovall family, ami 
virwin^ our hti|M tall \<Hifi;^r rrim-*-. wh«i uill \i\v, I tru«t in 
(mnI, ti» *rnn-tii'iM hi- ffiiin\i-«* tM innfi— • what th«-r »«*rr. I 
diiiiht not, ulw:iy«-<i |Mr-\«iii)t-«l in th* if h«-art« that n«- i« tka 
h'^itinialc Min i»t KiiiLT 'I.iiim*- J. aii«I ••ni' i»t tin- (rnal^M blraa* 
in^ \»)ii<-li tiiNl lAir iM-^tuWid ini tlir l'!nu'li'*h it.itinn. 

As I'lir m\ |Kirt. hi.w t:p at a )>.iri'l*i\ *'i«-\ir it may a|t|«-ar to 
sMniti I am tnlly i-i<!i>i:i< til i.t t)i<- irutii tl.i n^ot'. aji I ulwavra 
h:i- lit IonI's uiiiidirtiill p^Nlni -^i* ami |ip>\idim«- in l<rintnii|t 
III- t'.ilhir. iiiir L'rai ifU- S.\i ri-i^ni. thruiij^h all hi«i tni«ibl<« to 
fhi' Oitun. Aini I 1*1. ir th.i? mir .ihhi«rrM inirratituiii- tiiwarda 
tiiMl I'lir tHii Hinh ill! -tim.iMi' lili««^intr* as thi- M^unty of thv 
Mtri-cviit>n hy an In ir m.ili . aiiil tiii>*.i< hah it^n day* whi^h «■« 
fur twti \ iiitii\*d :ifiil mi^'ht h.ivt- iiiii>\*ii Ii'n;rir h.iil it nuC 
U-t'ii iiiir ii\»ni' t.iult'« uiiiji r a u'raiiiiii^ rrim*«* **( a ri 'nilt^trrncl- 
in;; rail*, havi* aUtVi- uthi r -in-* imU'd duwm- (iihI** jucitfinnitBfe 
nnd mntrilMitctl tuw.ipU flif nii*«T\ wi* now irriHin unili-r. and 
ih*- ;;rr:iti r nii-tTv whi«-li h.itiLr* «'\«'r i^ur h«:iil». and out of 
whiili wi* * iiivir U- d«li\iri't!. I«iit hv tin- «xtraon!inanr 
fiH««i^tanr«> (if th«* -am*- nif n itull and ;;rai mm^ OimI and Kin|r. 
whom wif h.ivi' .lU'Vr mt-aiiirt- pr*'V<>:iki'«l uttd ini«ii««<<il 

I h.iM' m Vi r U«n a-h.itn'il. I thitik (ti*!. to ii»n •urh M^ti- 
imnt-t as th«^ , amni-*? all th** di Ii|i«;i>i.i w hi< h th<* ;^ ni ralitr of 
m*-n ot a conirarv ••|iitiiMii h:i\«- !a\in undi r. ainl thi' {?n'«t«il 
oliIii4|iiy und «i»ntini)it wliith l.\ t}i»m hath U^i- • a«t «»n ••TrTT 
oin* ulm ntink <!••««• To hii Mi)i«t\. A** I tliaiik toal I haw 
d«*iit' to thi- utiii«-t iif my imm-r in a<wM-rtiiiir hi« |in*P*iratiTv. 
Ihit I ni^-*! not athrm*' thi« to \o(ir |i»nUhi|i|i. **t any «ilhui 
\>>iir difs'i-^iM*. Iia\i itt;f «iitlii ii III 1\ |irm-luim«il iii% ludirnifnl «>i4i> 


deraing these matters in the pulpitt, both in the Cathedrall and 
other chnrchesy after his Majestyes happy accession to the im- 
periall Crowne, and the birth of the Prince of Wales. 

Towards the filling np that measure of iniquity wherewith 
our just God would noe longer dispense, and whereto our kings, 
our princes, and our prophets, nay all the people ii\ the land, 
(to speak in the evangelical prophet's phrase) have contributed 
more or leas ; I know that 1 my selfe (a wretched, miserable 
sinner) have sadly help'd in every one of my capacityes, and 
heartily begg pardon of God, through Jesus Christ, for my 
share of the guilt. But it is to me an unspeakable comfort, 
that neither my enemves, nor my owne conscience, can accuse 
me of those sinns wnich doe seem to be more imediate in- 
gredients of God's wrath, and which certainly more than others 
nave provoked him in such manner and by such instruements to 
pimisn us. 

For I have heartily, and from the bottom of my soul, re- 
joyeed att our gracious Soveraign's moimting the throne, [awc?] 
att GKmI's blessmo; him and us with a hopemll prince. I have 
been all along, without murmuring, contented with his govern- 
ment. I have had alwayes more jealousy of the subject than of 
my Soveraigne. I have thought our selves (as it hath proved) 
nearer a rebellion than the introduceing of popery, and lastly, I 
am not, noe not in the thoughts of heart, guilty in the lestwise 
of that perfidiousness and ingratitude to my Soveraign, or in- 
jnstioe and unnaturallness to my fellow-subjects, of calling in 
finreign assistance for our preservation. Or if I had, it should 
have been any nation in the world rather than our neighbours 
of Holland, being not ignorant of their dealings with the Eng- 
liah both at Amboina and Bantam. 

Tis highly probable, my lord, that these venr things which I 
here alledge for my Justification, and wherein 1 alsoe glory, will 
be received with derision, and objected against me as my 
crimes, and that mine and other men's forwardness to obejr, and 
comply with the King, has contributed to his fall. This is a 
(ate wnich I am sure it is not possible for me to avoid, since 
that, before I left the nation, I had this laid to my charge by 
•ome who, to justify their own fawning on the Mobile, out of 
fear or interest, began to lay all the guilt of the King and 
Kingdome's overth^w to the door of the King, and his most 
obement subjects ; as in Oates's and Tong's plott some brought 
in our late gracious Soveraign as concerned in a designe against 
his own life. 

But I would crave leave here to know who are the objectors. 
If they are anch as have ' renounced their allegiance to their 

!»•* it^ \\ \N V II 1 K. 

I.iufiill Sii\inii.rn, I m.iv •*.i\i' tin l.ilnnir in uii'^wrr thrm. th«y 

Uiii:; lint i|i|:iliiyi«l In iiii^'iP' ;iii'i ;niu-.« nit hi-l|»i'i;r t«» tii« y\«.|-i Will pl'M-*' :i w itli. aiii (I'oitT'il "•h<'ulil U- l»r<' i.'lit 
til ii.i^<«. 

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;^'i>\iTliiui lit. :iiiil l.iki' 11* \v milhi-. iIhi' thi-V )i.i\*- )■■« li t«ii» I'^rr 

• •iiii-iTiii li ill. .iiiil }i.ivi tiNi mill h c-oiiliiliiiti^l tti, lK< ««tii!i^ ii|i 
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n jil\ till- iliH ti im I.!" i...ri-n -infaiP «-. wltii li «• h.»\i ilwavi'* 
till lit' I.iti- Ihi II |..iiii ..t. «t t }..rt}i .1*;:f in Ktir < "iiun h-II"iiii- 
Iii-«, tlntli iu-*tt\ ih\ In }i.i\ii.!ir ; u).iri«il uii\ oni- iij.i\ )•- ^k-.n 
riiiiviiH •«!. th.i* ^\ill i'l |il<.i««il tif t.ikf till- {uiii- Hht'li I )jk\f 
l.iti Iv ilniii i>t «• ri>>ii^!\ i- I 'i«i*i:r. '''ii'i^ ii'LT -t^''^ .iii.ili/ihLr tho 
lloiiiilvt^. ]iiiMi«}.t •! ]'\ .1 iT;...| it y. •••:!« I rititi:; * *U«i:' :;•«. .izi«i 
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liiaii Iri'iii ill* lli<Iy Sii)iMiit. iMi, I li .irii aii\ iiM^liiiia Utwiit 
ii«i-r.iMt .iii<l • ••iii]ilv.i;ii t ||.i that ili'tii ift|(I\ u'.th 
i \j»ri— • .i!.(l |M.'.*iti\t I ••iii.ihil- •>! i.i- Nt\i iaijjM«". w h* I. I* l»^ 
lti\r^ tl.o^f I •niiiiiaiul- I.i\i tull. (l"lli Ml -"iitf III! a-^'in P^i^t 
til it ^.i\ 111.' ••! Our I.opl in till- r.k«* )n iii^ n rlai!ii\ a]*|ilit jMf : 

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in« .loiin .iliih t Mir. I* }iai}i !•« ■ !i ii.\ t.iti- t«i U tr<>ni ii.y \fijth 
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me thereto. And since, your lordshipp hath been soe kind as to 
attest with your mouth to his Majesty, that I was never back- 
ward to concur with you in any thing which was for the King's 
service. Wherefore I shall spend noe more ink to disturb your 
k>rdsbipp with enlargeing on soe unnecessary a topick. But I 
shall take care to strive (by God's grace) to make good the 
character which your lordshipp was pleas'd to give of me last 
year to the King. You were not, my lord, any wayes deceiv'd 
m your attestation, neither shall his Majesty (I trust in God) in 
his expectation from me. 

The remaining paper, then, my lord, will be more signifi- 
cantly employed in laying before your lordshipp and the* world, 
the reasons why I have not governed my selfe by your lord- 
shipp's example since October last, as I did before, and cannot 
be prevailed on now to comply with the people's, as I did with 
the Lord's anointed, my leige and dread Soveraign. 

It was, I know, sadly bewoilable for persons m such publick 
stations, and soe nearly related as the Bishop and Sean of Dur- 
ham, to draw two wayes as wee did, (I must confess) after your 
lordshipp was plcas'd to present a paper of advice to his Majesty 
to comply with the demands of the multitude. 

And it was the more to be lamented that such division shou'd 
happen in a juncture of affairs, and conclusion of the Church 
and State, that required the uniteing of all persons, in every 
body, ecclesiastick and civill, (all which strength was little 
enough) to uphold our Soveraign lord's Crown and dignity, 
whi<£ we both were stricktly, by our repeated oathes, (and pos- 

to oounteiiaiioe tbe performance. When all was over, the Bishop (as a penanoe I 
pNtBine) order'd me to go to the Dean (as Archdeacon) to require him to make a re- 
tarn to court of the names of all such as had not read it, which I did, tho' I was one 
of tbe number. 

When the day of thanksgiving for the birth of the Prince (of Wales) was solem- 
Bb'd, tbe greatest and most splendid entertainment I ever saw at Durham was made 
hf tbe Bishop upon that occasion, and he himself preached a very excellent sermon, 
exhorting all to loyalty and obedience to the King, &c. So it is worded in the 
Gaxette, July 5 to July 9, for which reason I presumed it to have been sent up by 
Us aecretary Bifr. Peters. But having the curiosity to enquire, he told me bluntly, 
the aoocNuit did not come from him, but was sent up by the Bishop himself. Many 
dher instances I could add, for he (the Bishop) was really troublesome (and I some- 
times weary) with his recounting his great and many obligations to the Duke, and 
after to the King." 

These notes occur on the fly leaves of the copies of Dean Granville's book re- 
ipecthrdy oootained in the Bodleian and the British Museum, and have evidently 
been transcribed from the original notes in the copy belonging to Tho. Baker, Coll, 
h. aoehu efeclui. The editor regrets that this copy should have escaped his re- 
searches, for as Baker was a friend of Granville, and likewise a non -juror, it might 
probably have been found to contain some curious adversaria. It does not appear to 
be either in tbe University Library at Cambridge, or in that of Baker's own college 


loo Ur.SS C.K%N\||.|.B. 

Hihly. rnnn* timii all ntht-n*. liy |Mrtu-iiliir olilifpitionji, haTeinf^ 
n*«'fi\M i»iir |ircffniH'iit^ hy h'm fu%-tiur- i-npi^M to iiwintAin, 
iind ulii'h Wen* iiftn* tliiitp-ntu*ily thuii i*vtT Mruc*k at by t-nr<- 

lliyi*<* Utt lltllll*' •All*\ alipM'i. 

I wa<« UMtiini'<hi'«i. my lonl. at mm* niifltiaiii aii'i uiii'Xpivti««l a 
i-liuiip*. aiul ^%a-i. out nt' p^in-* t tt> \iiur lorcUhi|i|i, oiit* o( the 
lust thai in tlif (itty of Ihirli.iiii irii%«* « n^lit tu th«* njirirtji 
(whi'niii your hnip-iir u.i*» roii4i*rii«'<l uhich }itifiyt<«| for a while 
tilt' mouth of iilin«i-t 4-v<Ty iiuMith , *»*] in th«* fvmnty. 

That \«ry m*lho<l ^%hi« h hi^* wiTf uHniid, nay wril aa- 
HurM ot\ iK'fxn- |»;iniii^. ^%at llki-ly to ili-<«tri»y our i>r«wnt 
pi\i'rnmi'iit ami ^*'\* niiiuro, t!iiii;:*« iiort«*n(lin^ :i«» Uul hm in 
ttifty oMi* -.hotiM *•«. iiui •li.iTtI\ ai lonitn^ to your own«* t'\pn-^* 
hion iMi'oiiif till- oit« 1\ ,iMii m>*-<t a<«'»ur'ii iii«*uii« of thfl* |in «wr%a- 
lioii of thf Kiii;^* ]■• r"*"!!, .iii'l •Mahli-hini'iit of hi* i^*%i-ninii-nt 
in <'liunli ami >tatr, ;»'avr imi- iM-ratiiiii Uyonil uU niruAun.* to 
aiiinin*. AihI uhat *<ii<Milii iiitf\r \iiur ionKhipfi, of all mrn 
in thr nation, in .ui unu-u.ill uav toucl\i^* hi^i Maj<-nty ■■■* to 
t\in\ i^ ni»t \it (li'4-i>\rri<ti hy nu-. tho* it oftt'U i'iu{ilo\i^ my 

Tlii<i rlian;ri' •>(' ni<'a.**uri^ in yrmr liinUhi|i|i, my I>it*'<MH, 
wlii»M- I'oun'M 11. r.\ani|il«'. an«i a-v*i«talir«'. I diii nii»n* ttian i-Trr 
n«^'<l ami «\]ni t at -u^ h .i th ^\n rat<- tri*«U, di«l wundt-rfullj 
Hi-aki-n iiif in tli** di<x'h:ir^- •>! all dutyiw im uuibi'iit on mr« 
ritlior a^ a Chunhnian or a •fu.-«ti<f of thi* I*car%*, und di«I p«t 
me uniliT an unav>iiiial>ti* nui-^-ity nf alutin^ in niv ii*al tu al* 
ti-mpt -umlr\ thin^r^, aitti * Ui^A'^f in M\irall di-witrn*. wkirh 
tiMiIii Uitt U' |ir>«it ittti, intii h li-o ai I ••ni|»ItH)tf'fl. « ilLout tkr 
rohi urn m «■ iif my i(k*«h«i|i aiiil l>ini l^-i\t«'nant. 

Tiii^ ili'i liki-Mi-M* iiii .i|kai i!aTt- ni«' X** ii n^un*. or ««* niu«h aa 
« nrh. tlii»^- in-ilriit \..utij i lirt:\ini-n. whi». U-fiin* \i*ur d^- 
]i.iriuri'. utn* arrival tu mh h a |«i(ti h «»f ImMiMv* a.^ tii ri|«Hr, 
hy undi^-iiit in-iniLitioiii in t}i«- tiinirn'^ation. not only ttM*ir 
I Kan. hut Iti-hiip. ti<r ••U-iinnff tt* th** Kiii^. And «hith im- 

IH*tii)i\ of niii.t U.1-. thi \«r\ SuUfhiv atti-r. inaiii- ri*n«|iiruoaa 
•\ an^thir imiiMritt -« uni.n. | h ^i in thf i.*uthi'«lrall pul- 
pitt. mIiiiIi I u.i» t'>>r«««l t<i |i.f> t>\ Hithi'Ut «iM- ni«ii'h a« ^hnoni* 
tii'ii. «tiil\ iiiii\i::;« tl.»- |»ri .nh« r tht' ruittiuiary n-^i-^'t* of aa 
ihMT.iri'i!! t.i iii\ r.L^!• I'nr i*t a *>«^-:iil atf r «•:.?. *ini^, in«t€«il 
i«f a*^:-t.iiit •• iF'Mi !lp.*«- uir«- '•u.-rn to i:\\*- !»•■ that and 
mui li n.i-rt'. In-? uj'h n j.:...u ii. -. .11..I wa- ?«'M. ;:■. 'J.i pul>lit'k 
• Ii-M h.irji- **\ lit l»\ i-lhi«-. .'"'i' / r.-ji ii».V 'fi .{..;.'. p« I f '1/ la 

I hail ift •^ni.ill ilitfiii.lix r** \--.T u|> .i^ii;.-* a:i<I n |b 11 !h*«r 
• Tfc.Mii II • !.•<. whu li >»• |. If. ii^r.» tii« l.,<.' \i .ir. ••lit I'f thi i'^lnr 


PtOYmce, from the example of great and venerable prelates^ 
which my intirely devoted heart to honour and obey the King 
woald not permit me to imitate, tho' modesty would not allow 
me openly to condemn. But when those who laboured to shake 
me cm from my foundation of firm loyalty, and to betray my 
innocence, by perswading me to enter into the herd, descem'd 
me void of my last support, and depriv'd of the example of my 
owne Biabopp and father in God, they attack't me (your lord- 
ship may imagine) with too great strength and rudeness for a 
single Dean, without countenance of superiour, or concurrence 
of inferiour, brethren, any longer to withstand or oppose with 
any considerable effect. 

Tho' God Almighty (praised be His Holy Name) endowed 
me in that day of tryall with soe much courage as to attempt to 
doe it, in such manner as may hereafter prove to edification, 
never changing my note or measures (when all began to dance 
after an outlandish pipe) as long as I staid on the place. Wit- 
ness my sermons I preach'd on the 5 and 9 of December, two 
dayes before I fled, and the Sunday after the generallity of the 
citty and country had, with open armes and mouth, received a 
diBOontented loid*, who, the week before, seiz'd on the towne 
fiff the Prince of Orange, and prophan'd both your Castle and 
Market Cross with the reading of a treasonable Declaration, as 
is related more at large in the foregoing letter. 

I could not accord, I must confess, with such example of 
your lordshipp, nor with the example of others, in being silent, 
or sitting stQI in a time of imminent danger, warr, and tumult, 
when ffood nature, as well as ^ood conscience, dictated to all 
fiuthfuTl clergymen and Christians not onely to lift up their 
Toioes like a trumpet, but to employ all their hands to have re- 
stadn'd the unruly multitude, which had gott the bitt in their 
te^, and were running madly to a change of government, and 
deposition of their King, and in that, towards their own destruc- 
tioai, since the Monarchy, as well as our Church, was like to re- 
oeive (as it hath done) an incureable blow by another disgrace 
and banishment of a lawfuU sovereign, of the same stock and 
nee which had been once before barbarously treated beyond 
expression, and in such degree that the English nation for a 
while became an object of contempt and indignation among the 
rerw Turks and Pagans. 

However matters might appear to your lordshipp and other 
prdates above att London, (as I ought in duty to conclude, by 
jour and their actings, that they did otherwise than to me 

* The Lord Lumley. See ante, p. 70.— Ed. 

ItrJ i.t w «.K \\\ lilt . 

IhIiiu I iiiiil'i iiitt ili->'ii\ir. uhfii my •yf-<* wi n- niOMt ti|n>n. .uni 
( !• .It'll l>\ ^* iiMitx jii'i tiT\i !it ili-\iiti<iu, t}i.if ;i:iy iIiIti;; **t < • ur^* 
l.iiil'-l 111 'p- »•• tl.i- j»r» - r\.lti"ii ol tlir KiM^»'- <>••*:... ^!|.| 
^•iiiii'\ "I oiir <"l.ii!iii iiit<l* r him. lli.iii ••iir uiili[;:rf«i -'.iMni^- 
*.ii.ii t>> mil -ijiM nil* tipmIi r iioiir ai:'l ^ii\*Tmitir, iiiifl mir \kk*«ir- 

iiU** ami ii*lio-.iIiT ii|i|ii»-.i!i>iii n! ^•lirimi- ini'««^ .iIkI n.^Ir- 
(-••:tTf hr-.. \iiiii .i!i\ \\:^'- i!M!.i*i i nr'fl tit* |«^'|i!«. ^r linl 
iiinliitihilly «.i:>'ili'' '\.'li tli- I\".ii«'. U iiij .»;:it.i!t^l .i- »a« 
a|i]i.iri II* )<\ all Kui.i .ir ft' ]• iiiliri*)'. .i!i<l tliit ri|>-«'li>^n 
Hpiri! wlji<!i u :- ^'i.:i. ii:!. ii/.» (Ip ii.i*i.i!i. Hiiuii ■■ :jli! In 

li.iM- U I :» wi?;.'! I -m p, t '», .:.. itpir- . \*\ Ii-.'a m'l .♦. il \i.yl 

t;"tti !i ^ipii.''!: .i-.-l !. i:ii'" - ?. S'!:l\ -inn i-l j.-ir ^'niiTi-^t 
Ii-.i(l«'i>. i:i Miir ^ i\ >.»:i. ..- \\«11 .»^ I'lir •'• ni«.ilt m. wii-i i»iil 
1 ill iii-i l\i - i:i''» I TI.II-* lit:./ I I" !»•'■»•. tii** Ki-.i-l i«l' tr*' lu'iiti* 
lii'li- Im! Miif ••! ill"-.!!*' « •:"-i *•• rl.i Klliir. I alii l-r-w ailitl. %i 
null li a- ••11? •'!' 1*1 »r "i! till* ii'i^'ii\t !i. i».!, U .IN? uh..will in iLo 
!• -^ •-• riipl. T., |,ill ,,ft •:.. li.^liopTi*' liw n--l»i %••* .r.ii iKt' 
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t!.<\ tlii:iK Oi« 111 ^tU'vX'iv 11. •• i. «. I III' :i. :*!>•' itn v linI 
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8ouL Wee haTo, Gh>d knowes, madly grasp'd our religion, our 
liberty, and our lawes, out of the hands of our own lawfully 
descended, mercifiill Prince, who manifested all along, and even 
att the last upshot, that he carryed about with him, as he pro- 
fess'd, a truly English heart, and whose interest it was (what- 
ever was his Majestyes religion) to uphold them all ; grasp'd 
them away, I say, and put them into the power, and att the 
mercy, of fbrreigners, whose humour and inclination it is, as 
well atf interest, to destroy them all, whereof a few moneths are 
like to afford us more lamentable demonstrations, as we have 
reason to apprehend by the five or six that are past. 

By these few honest reflections on the miserable estate of my 
native country, and more particularly on the Cathedrall and 
Archdeaconry of Durham, (which I cannot here reflect on with- 
out often sitting down and weep) your lordshipp may perceive 
that I am the very same that you found me when you entered 
on your Diocess, 17 years ago, and left me, in the month of 
October last, bearing the brunt of that dreadfull hurricane 
which was then comeing out of Holland, and struggling with 
that- insatiable Hydra which did widely gape for the Crowne 
and Mytre, and is like, after devouring its supports, (like a 
judar) to disgorge a common- wealth. 

I am indeed, my lord, on all accounts, and to all intents and 
porpoees, the very same I have ever been, intirely devoted to 
the honour and interest of the Royall family of the Stuarts, 
and 8oe unalterable and steddy a practiser, as well as pro- 
fessour, of the old Church of England religion, (and more espe- 
cially of those distin^ishing doctrines which do simally 
lumoar our Church, and which were, whilst practised, soe lovely 
in the eyes of all, as to prevail with a Roman Catholick prince, 
at his mounting the throne, to continue and protect her) that I 
can, by the power of noe temptation, or arguements of Dutch 
divinity, be induced to doe any certain sinfull act to preserve 
her, whether by way of resisting my lawfull Soveraigne, or 
complying with an usurper. 

I say, my lord, that I am, both by nature and instinct, a 
perfect abhorrer of that diabolick sin of rebellion, however var- 
niah't over by the father of lyes, and by what names or titles 
soever it be dignifyed or distinguished. And, in the same 
temper of mind, I doe here declare to your 'lordshipp (which I 
iesae may be communicated to every person in your Diocese 
under you) that I am resolved, by the grace of the Almighty, to 
end my dayes. 

Grieving that your lordshipp hath, by doeing homage to a 
soperiour which 1 cannot owne, absolved me, in a great mea- 

l0| hr.\N r.KANMI.I.K. 

Hiin'. I'mrn tli«* runiHiirall nlniliriiiv. iliity. And rp«pi«rt, wkirh I 
dill niif-i* iiwi* y*Mi, .ind wlit-n-liy I Bin ca|iurttttti^i tti Xmkv 
^riMii-r tri-«iii>iii«- ^\\\i \<>ur li«nl-)ii|ip tli:iii 'tw;ij« Lwfuil for mr 
in il<M- ill tifTiiii r Ii-ttcrH. a** wril tiM (Irl»arrM of U'^innir vuur 
Uiptiii-iiitii viitlt th«* '<iu\v ilili::ht I Imvi* duni' funiirrU = 1 

My I^»nl, 

Yfur I>itnNIii|i|»\ «lr. 

IU.M«« Wr%xviiip.. 

U..arn. Juli thi- 1 I(n'i*I 


«iK IIIK rillll.DKvl. I'ln kt II IIP IMriuh. 
Mk. Vlil-IlfW \Mi (illlFU IKf ll»Mi\H\r<> or PlMlllV. 

Tiin' thi- lN«lil\ iiifiniiity*"^ I imw ff I'l. iv* wi-U im i)u* gj^'mi 
I havi- xtriii^u'l*'^! with •«iiiii' I irtt Ihirh.kin. intimaU^ ia m 
IrttiT t'iKiii K iiiiliiircli h:i\f Ih<«ii. awl an*, -tutiii-iffit t«) t^xraat 
iii\ ;il»^-i)ii'. .kiiii niii\ jii'^iit'v fiif in the tvi-^ nf 4 mm! aini maa 
fi>r |t.i\iii^' tiir *M.iiii' tiiiM- «.<«• mill iiml nini-t un air a« th«* imrtk 
«if Lii^I.iIhI, :iiiil n-|Ktirin^ iiii<iu rliinfin<»n wjnni-and U*niinM*, 
yi t i. w)iti )).i\f U^-n all my d.iyo ;i Ii«v«t i»f plain tiruhaiTi 
ihink n«>t ti(t tn itiiiiiiil ;iii\ Iiinj^»«T tin- nii>n* •^ub^taatuil 
r(-:i<M.ii« wliiih ilnl at tir^t hurry uw ;i\»ay fmin Vnu. lUifl dor 
^till ill tain nil- ahpMil 

I'lll I w.i- Will i:**t iiiir i.i ill. ri-.ii It nf lh«»^» nrw fr«iTrm«aari^ 
uhxin I iKiilil niitlitr ••i%iii ii'ir **\m\\ uml fnini whnin. f«ir tlutf 
\t r\ I .li-i . h i«l 1 .iii* < lit" Mil. ill f.i\iiiir. I ».i*. a* wi-Il ikm iny hrt- 
ti r-. iM I •->«:*. iti •! \tt iiM- th»' ui*^t |ii.iU'*ilili' ar^^i nirnt* I could 
urh i!iiii«i!ii< r.>r A \-«\.ii:«- iiitii Ir.inii. wi!h<iut ili^Lmnff tW 
l»>tt"MH ••! iii\ il. -iiTSi'- Ai:il i*r<>\iiii-ni •■ at ih.if linn- fumuh- 
iiij 111*- viith •>!.• ^< ry .iiit).tii!it k. anil ri.iM>n.i)iIr i-ni»tii;h. Co 
u'lT. ii|H'i) th«- rftuni' i'f a ilaii^^i rmi^ riHi;:h, %•• ^m* i4i«-«* natv 
iiitM .1 >«iiiiitry tiifii wh.ih I h.ul n-iii\i^l l'*>niiirl\ n n iHi rahltr 
aii\.iTi!.i^ 111 imint'* lit hi .ilth i -huuM ha\i- U^ U iniU'li to til 
it I liad iiot III. nil u^- thin'til a« 1 ilhi in iinh-r t<» m\ «^iiTi|w. 


On this account, (in my letter to you and discourse with 
those I met in my journey) I insisted on little else than what 
related to my then growing indisposition, which was come to a 
great heighth, neither did I (God be thanked) meet or converse 
with any so unreasonable or inquisitive as to demand stronger 
motives than the recovery and preservation of my health, (the 
next valuable blessing to the salvation of my soule) to authorize 
my designe of hastenmg into this kingdom, famous for its sove- 
raigne and beneficiall air for all consumptive constitutions. 
And the vertue whereof, tho' I am not got into the most saluti- 
ferous region, I now already, in a very great measure, per- 

But tho' all I alledge be very true and reall, yet I dare not 
deny that other and greater matters (set forth in a precedent 
letter) did first put it mto my thoughts, and incline me to quitt 
my station, and without which, had the danger of my life been 
never soe great, I must confess that I think I had never more 
thus left my charges, after soe considerable an absence here- 
tofore (to recover my health) from my offices and cures. 

In plain English then, I declare ip all the world that the 
true cause of my suddain flight was, that I carryed about me a 
conscience, more \mtractable and less plyable to an usurpation 
than most I left behind, as process of time hath made too appa- 
rent. My conscience (such as it was) did oblige me to the ut- 
most of my strength to oppose all usurped power, (as I did to 
the last, witness all the congregation in the Quire the Sunday 
before my departure) and then, I need not tell you, it was not 
fitt for me to stay there any longer. I might use the word 
mposiiblef rather than unfitt, since I could not with good con- 
science stay. Id tantum possumus, (says the civilian) quod jure 

I cannot deny that every one of you, and all those clergy in 
the nation which were satisfyed and resolved to submitt, that is 
to say, renounce your allegiance to your lawfuU Soveraigne, and 
swear new to those who- have ungodlily and unjustly deposed 
him, have done politickly enough to remaine at home, sit still, 
and hold your tongues, at a time when the right Church of 
England religion, (according to the best notion I have of it) 
nay, Christianity in generall, required all faithfull preachers to 
Hfi up their voices Kke a trumpet, to oppose the madness of tho 
people, and stopp them in their carreer to destruction. 

But I, your imworthy Dean, who, without doubt or scruple, 
beleiv^d it at that time, as I doe at present, a piece of detestable 
rebellion to jovne with any in a conspiracy against our King's 
Crowne, as weU as life, (and desire to be tome with wild horses 

106 I>K\M riRA3CVlU.S. 

rathor than uh* to cloo^ <Ii(l on prilitickly fund I am ntrr mart 
hoiiiHitlvi in withtlrawinf^. 

Hut t (Imin* you to n*mrmh(T that I did not itirr from bit 

rimt, till thi* citty (»f Ihirhum waa iioUutiMl by the* midinfr uf a 
KH'lurution, which, hv a Into PriMiumation of thi* KinjrV vm 
i>nnii>un(*(Hl tn*:iMonuhli* ; iin<l that thm* wm* not four |»ublirk 
Mup'^truti'H, nor oik* MiniMi-r in thr townr, had tht* ciNara|pa 
nny wuyt*ii to oti|M«t' it, 4»r dcthin' thiir diiuirnt thpn*to; a renr 
fi*<'hIo HU{ip»rt for u Kim n-«il\M ^an I thin df*a*larM I van, and 
now d(*(*lan» anew that I am.- to ittii-k rhwc* hy Uiid'^ fiTai<t^ to 
thr (*rowno of my (*iily Kiufall Sivi*nii^i«». Kin^ Jamt^ th«* 3» 
luH hrirH and f*ui'r<*Hm»un«. kuowiii;? n'*<* ilitfiTt-n*** Utwi\c Um 
duty and «i)wdi«'n«*t* I iiwti«' to a |>riiir«* of tht* |>nitiiit int, and to 
a [irintN* of th«- Kimiaii faith. 

Nny, I d«t<in* you m<in^i\ir t^i ron^iidrr, that I did ni>t im 
Hwny and fi»r'*;iki* my tl<Nk<«. .ih ^hw* may U» ajit tn iihj«Tt, wb«V 

I WW thr wolft* mmt'in^. Iiut aft«T I ii.kW him ri»mi'. und witli 
opiMi mouth niwly to devour, and tiati my Mdf«*. in ^nmc aort, 
toAti^fi hirt ticn*4'n<'w4. 

I U*«M*<vh v«m thon*for to tak<* ni»tiri\ that it woa not till iha 

II of Ih>t*«>m)NT, ut ni^ht. that I li*t> Durham, a day aftrr hia 
Mi4*n*d Maj«My wu^ drivfii fn>m \V)iit«*hall. hy whii h tiinr the 
wirkitl (^mtrivrm of thin kuI Hi* volution hod an-om{di««h««d what 
thry hiul U»«'n lon^ rnd(a\i»urinir. Mript the Kin^^ of all hia 
MUiiiKirtn, i»ut him uiidiT a ni-i***NMity, tt^ wi-ll an hin mf^it faithfuO 
f*u{»jii*tM. to Itv into aii(»t)t(T nation, and Micwn thrir piodvill 
towardfi thr diHMilution of the tr>v«*nmi<*nt. 

And fanh«T, and aUi\i* all thi«. th<m^h I could not ctaj 
litntr«*r in Durham without U'iii;; th>tili'«l hv o*n(-urnnf;, or coo- 
tiii'd for op|iiMinir. I diil not hM\«- Kn^laml till thi* '2*^ Janoarj, 
u**T tly out of tlt«* Kin^'<< di>niiiii"ii«i till tht- Miliji-vt. who vaa 
tiiiiliT enough of hi^ own {»n>[Mrfy. had. aft«T innumcrahk 
\iohitioUH of thr Kin^'rt pn-n»^iti\i', pn'^unrd tu di5]uar uf tlia 
vtr\ t'piwn. 

For Anh WMiit^Mliiy * wa* ovrr U-fon* I t«»ok *>hipiun|r IB 
S^ttland, u di*niall day, a day which I -khall mark in my ralrtt* 
dar with a niiti' of (h-« {mt humiliati«u than lirfiin*. a day «hach« 
hy all truily di vot«*d miuIi-^ to thi* honour and int«*nM uf tha 
iiii|MTiall t'niwnt* of l-lnclaiid. will U* n ntrmUri'il with niotv 
n*^ntt than A**h Wt^l 111-^1.1% 1 (>-'»•(. a lUy iiidt^^il om^* thou At 
titt tnr the ii»n uf an UAuqM r ^. who, tho* in all iAhmr 

t ( nnuWrU ilcrUnvl Pr..l.«t.« ..o .itii >lr.|rM-ta««. It-^U. 


respects odious and infamous, had not the boldness to seize on 
the Crowne, nor the people of England, at that time, (tho' 
plunged over head and ears in rebellion) the timidity nor 
stupidity to offerr it to him, who, without all dispute, might 
then with less sinn and more prudence, have put it on his head, 
(it haveing for a while been deposited and unemployed) than 
somebody since snatched it from the head of his owne uncle, nay 

This is, Gentlemen, the true and reall cause of my withdraw- 
ing, and if you please to be mindfuU of the critical! time when, 
the manner how, and the cause wherefore, being alsoe soe just 
to your Dean as not to look barely on his goeing away, but con- 
sider it as circumstantiated, and allowing me so much charity 
(who have alwayes exercised greater towards my dependents) as 
to beleive I did att least mean well then, and doe speak true att 
present, I am willing to bear all other censures you can load me 
with for this late hazardous undertakeing, wnich, however it 
may be misunderstood in England, (over which, as of late, 
there seems still to hang some notorious cloud and mist which 
strangely obscures men's imderstanding) and deem'd an act of 
fear or folly, yet I am, God be prais'd, fully perswaded that it 
was the most nonest, the most couragious, and the wisest, act of 
my whole life, and doe incessantly praise his name that he was 
pleas'd to endow me with his grace, (passing hy many more 
capable to doe him service) at that very time, and m such manor 
as I did, to bear witness of the truth. 

1. For my flock : had I (whose notion of religion and loyalty 
hath caused me all along to act at another rate) fail'd by a 
sordid and truely mean complyance, I had certainly done them 
irrepairable wrong, by thwarting my past doctrine and destroy- 
ing the example of my whole life. 

2. As for my revenue : tho' I possest the best Deanery and 
possibly the best Archdeaconry, and one of the best liveings in 
England, a faithfull Christian ouffht not soe highly to value 
them as to put them into the scales with his conscience ; and 
besides, I doe not forget that I both received and held my 
Deanery by the King's favour, and doe resolve that without his 
fiivour I will never keep it. 

These two perticulars granted, I leave all men to judge whe- 
ther it was an unwise act of mine, all things considered, to 
withdraw when, and in such manner as I did, and I doe well 
assure my selfe that it will [not] be esteemed otherwise by all 
those that doe not deny the truth of this undoubted maxime, 
that honesty is the best policy. And I doe comfort my selfe 
that my poor exploded notions of honesty and religion, loyalty 


los \n.\y (iK\\\ii.;.K. 

to my Kin:;, nnd ol)«>ili«>n«*(' to t)ii> pnvqit^ and tuIchi of the 
<'hunli, will vi't ri»n»«' in V4«;r«»'* Nlnp' I Imvr thr world, iho* 
I Iia\<* t(Ni itiiii li ri:i'«<in to u]ipri*Ih'iid tliut. unliivk thr rhanm* uf 
air {iri<M'rv(' im-, I •*)i.ill iii»T (»•• a tt>iit? livifi iiiuni howrViT tbc^ 
Im* nut diiutii' and r«*ji-«t«'d in tlii«« int«»xii*at4il u;:r, whit h hatli 
in a inannt-r 4*:i|iti\atiil nun*'* miim^, im wi-ll &.<« tlicir undtT- 

I that am, thi' I. "id Im*«'d. Iiaiijiily dt-livcrM fur a while 
irtiin th<' !"••!;;.', i.f' my owm* rmintry, whirh wrn* •^i^lly in- 
iTtM-M-d -iiKi' !!•, l.itf .illi inri- anri nimuiuni«*uti«in with HulLitKli 
diM' n«N' morr tliiu!ir. ili.m I vw**- u* pray tnr, the Kin;;'* ^It>n<iufl 
and hh-^-M>d 1'%*^^ lur.itim. j 'Xtull day. in «|'i;:h! nf iiii*n 
and dixiH-. uiil • nmi> ;i-^«im .k-t th< < 'hun h anil Kinufihim'- arr, 
hy a {in>t'iiiinil humiiia;ii*n aiiil NJni'rn' n^fn nt-moi . pn|iar*ii for 
HiH>rh«'iii' a hli'^-inj*: aini \v)t«ii it d'lth (•■nif, or i^ ni;;h a{^ 
proiU'hin;:. it ^i\\ int'.illihly o|m n m> n'n • y*-% and lauM* thrm 
rliarly to iIi<Mi':n«- thiir pa-t ri;ri iri*'"** lolly, and laiil;:y in 
butfrrin^ tht'inM-lvfi to U* s.^- -^imiii o\« rronit*. hy ourh d* pl«>nilde 
drhiMoii, a^ ii'it to tii«;iiit;iii<.h liitMixt thr t'l-lirity i*t livin|r 
nndcr an undi'*putahli lawtuil ami ;;rarii>UM prim***, of tho m<H4 
mrnifiill and i lii'ihh* rati' and 4|ualitii alii>nt and UMrintr the 
\**kt' **\ an 11^.11)^:-. u)ii<««- ir*>i\:i»' niii<«t ntii^^arily U' main* 
taiiitii. a- It i<. lT"'?'*!. *■> 'l«' -W'-ril. anil uip"^* n, th«/ it 
!•• iriii- //* "' '"• 1*"'" '■'. .I'sd i"* '*'»h» r'd iii l-y .* ••Ij« w ••!' nli^on, 
anil -I'lnin;^' I'»\i- i-I i.l • rty aiiil l.iw«*. -•-n l-iin.i^ ^ni'\oui^ 
and li**!. !;:.^-. r t< It ni:ii !i Iraxiir tiian th«- lawtuil pn^ 
d«*i --.Mir** l"\ II-. 

It uill ii't U- 1 i t li'u'.l !■- |.'. t. 'A !i» xh*- -pint of prophi^ r dw 
tl.i«» ili-i -X' i\ : t':.' l..-t * I'^L^ IT iii::»- m«'iii tii« t \|ii niia*- doCh 
jiiiwi rlilly I '. II.' ■ Mif t:.i' . ..I w'- .• 1 ,f? :i.i '1 (i«-rr d<-th M^m 
alria«l_\ !•• I"- t \ - • :.■ ^i^'li ■ I" :i. i! '..'ir 1. iinl- Mtn .it JiU r!v, 
(and p""l :i: ti.i:. ;:. N'.l aini liijli:..! li-.. a- Wf l| 
a- InLnid, l«i d»ii\'r ih-i-f !.ii*i r.iMi- kiniri"'"-*"* Iri in n-wll 
l\rann\ :i!.d pn *I.Mi r \ . w I. i }: .ir- * ■•! likt !•• U :"i.ui..i L.^ih 
i:."ri Tiili :.iMi- li-r t^.i 1 »■• u'.ji.*- 1!> .ii'l«' a- w« II a* iii;:iit« .l.;:j|iir 
i;.i !h«*l-. .'t . \i lii^i^'ii •'!" J- |'«M ..liil pfi ?• ndid .irlatr.iry [ikWit. 

AH till'-*- mK" \\« n- t "nif !••, ;ii d •••-.ill • \i r> i«« t}.i ir undtf'r* 
^• .ri'iiii;:-. If. Ill tl.' \ *ll i*i th. \. ir *••". i.iiin«»! l"«ri,-«*t the 
u:.-till' r.iMt -I»\«r\ \il:ii]: tj.i tl.n-f- kiiu'd>>iM <• u:.i!i rwi nt u{ii« 
thf null ippy I ' :.jii!:i !i"ti it tl.. •«•■ t<i> n.* t.?i< :ii«i ui.-' j^.mlile 
twini;*- "1 1.« l.< rr:-! f- In 11;. I. ..! :!.. -M d i\i • u.i- I. — •.!!.. u* than 
tl.i- pn - :iT !•: 1. \\ : i. ). i- a- • < n.| .iii\ id %mIIi tlj« i.:^'hi*« a^Tirm- 
\.»ti..?.-. li — i-l!«'i-. I •'.i\. i-r .it li .i-t l- -Mi ;s!.:. iMirall. :].au that 
III.. It r u!i'*f. ti.f \t -' ^iil;t«!-» and < iir.«?..ii> \u Kn^-Uiid at 
)|i«ar.' ^*ii .ii: .li -ii:i:t\ ri-|«tt». lad l.'>t tLi tnnirvr U^ll 


deeply dyed in the blood of King Charles the Martyr. And 
yet all the religion, and great ostentation of purity of the 
Grospell, wherewith it was introduced, and at last, after a flood 
of loyall blood, submitted to, by an infatuated generation, ended 
at length in downright enthusiasm, which, by breaking of 
fences and tearing up foundations, lett in a deluge of all kind of 
prophanenes: the priviledges and propertyes, as well as the 
liberty, of the subject were got into the hands of such miserable 
keepers as kept them all to themselves, in such sort as scarce 
any person, you doe well remember, could be master of them, 
or meet with them, but att Wallingford house. In a word, after 
in^Lpressible violence and injustice, cutting off sundry members 
of Church and State, and most, those well fix'd Church of Eng- 
land men, (clergy or layicks) who had the valour to withstand 
the usurpers of those dayes; all matters att last run into anarchy 
and confusion, and the babell which had been twenty years in 
building, after a short tottering at the death of their cheif up- 
holder, fell and crushed it selfe with its own weight, and cover'd 
all their antimonarchicall machinations with its ruins. 

The serious and sober review of all past transactions, from the 
beginning of the long and Great Rebellion, home to the Dutch 
invasion, to wit, of the first stupendous wickedness of the ene- 
myes of the King and Church of England, the wonderfull long 
roferring of a justly incens'd God, his unconceivable goodness 
and compassion, at length, in a reall delivery of our nation and 
the Church, (from not onely the most arbitrary power which 
had been before exercised, but from the utmost malice of its 
worst adversaryes who were watching to devour her) the wretched 
reqoitall of God's mercy and love made to heaven by the most 
reall (I fear none can excuse themselves) as well as pretended 
friends of Crowne and Miter, in repaying such unexpressible 
bounty with contempt and iuOTatitude, and, at last, the most 
deplorable folly and madness oi the people of England, in being 
catch'd by, nay running into, the very same snares wherein 
they had been once before entangled, by the subtility of the 
deiill, almost to their utter destruction. The recalling to mind, 
and through consideration, I say, of such and the like passages, 
should have made us, methinks, wise enough to have avoided in 
due season the same trapp which was againe laid for us, and 
into which we are a second time fallen; at least, one would 
guess, (or else we are become perfectly stupid and insensible) 
should awake every one to look to his aftergame, for fear wee 
may be remedylessly deprived of the remaining part of our 
feludty, which is bound upp in the life of our dlstress'd Sove- 
raigne and his legitimate issue by our gracious Queen-Consort, 

1 10 M \N riUW. :i I.K. 

\v)ni h:iT!i i'viilini»f«| IhT mIi*i'. in thi-" :inl f«»nnrr iirirn* raMo 
tt'KuMi'* itfiMir :itHii tfl .iii'I thrirr Kini-li't rHin'i'. n ii>*t.iM« 1 1- 
iiiii|i|c o!' ^uliiiii^iii^ii ;i:..l |i:irli'iii«>. anil w!io iiu;rht t«i U*. r»r 
iM-itii^" in.iil'- liv til*-! tii< ii-»i'{»v iii<«!rut nil lit of Kriii^in^ u* thf^ 
)•!• ««in^ (if :i h"|» t ill )i< ii-:ii.ili-. Inr i \«-r «ii-:ir t*» t)i«- Kn^Iuili 
i):iti<iii :iiiil ail I'liTliliil hhI.;.-. t- h» tin* rpiun ti|' KnirLri'l. 

ir sin h «\ir.iMr"lii:.iry iliilinir^ tii' th«' <i«»l *»( luMV.ri. %jryf«J 
til «\iry inan*t «-:i]Kii-ity :intl i <>ti<li;iiiii. it' ixiitln-r < iiHr** «]M.ikinK 
h\ :i •«till \niri- iiiiP i:i ti.« \\liirli-\«inl. iii-illn-r hy thi- •^uTi^hinr 
oi' ni«-n-\i"4 ii*>r !hi' thiiTpl'-r ••!' hi* jii'i jnii iii*. iiri-.iilfull 
cliin uhi-r*iiitii tin- lit* l'l.i< k • l':i<lo ilri\*ti intn Kn^U::! i*ut 
of lliilLiiifl Itri'kf \ir\ t'iTi!l\. tn tin- uiiliiri;:in;; i>t* thf iih«J«* 
falirii-k nt' liiir •j'o^'Tiini* !i*. K>t)i in ('liiinh :infl Stati' will r«** 
rLiiini* 11-. :tiiil iii;iki- 11** -' ii<.)<|i- nt' "iir ni'i^t r«-.ill intf-n^! itnd 
li:i|i|»yni ^-^ ill .1 ni'i-T ili<«ir.klili- :iti>1 «i*II iotaMi*)it MnrianJ.y And 
Kiii«ri>|».if\ . iiTfl :i irr.uixiix Priin i- m • ••riliii;; tn the h«>in*« 
wi«li ot'rvrry ri:;lit l«>y.ill -••ii i>t' tlir ('liunli nt' Mn^^Ln:! ; laitf 
thiit III* dnili Tint |ip>t'i-*« I'lir n lii;i<»H ti'*r n^lint' ii« t«> riul in- 
tir«> nlMiliiiiii- :itii| •*tii»nii->«i<*n t" tin* Kini; and (*hun-h «hirli 
till' uioi> i|iN|Nri«.iTi<iii*« lit' a lnxinL? .ithI l>>n;:-«ititr' rin;? iitm\ «t«|ii 
uUivr <>ll)i r thiiii^ liy ni.iiiy ri]M.iT«i| •>uniniiiii<M « loinlly !•■ r^ 
!'<«r. tin Ti' n-niriiii'* ii<<Thiii;r Imt a !i.irS-ill l'-*kin;; t*<ir ol juii|r- 
i!» lit. I kn«»w ii«- -lU, j.r nur >»'r* , n-T i.iri ili^^'%ir mnjr 
tliiii^r whiih r.iii iii«»!!ity ^\i* li '•♦•»n\ l.«!-. nr ni-rily •tirh fxjr- 
nijif naTiin-. h im* l.iiii' nr.iMy i|«!. .iti»l Mur ilt-a^i'niT 
I'atlji r ill .ill lii« im thiNl- t.i li I 'j'-i-l uiiTi« u* .i!iil *.i*i' u*. And 
I. « lii- li ivi- T . V. r U ' :i ill •!; i' kii •■.* ni'- i:ii*t • ••nl't-^ a riian 
1. 1 • \. . ^-ix,- I, »r ar.'i ;• il ■ ;-\ p- ?•• ti.i- t.-iMi. k. MiU-t ^vX ii<*«ii 
in •!• :i!il •..':. In-!, ti.i* ?!.. |...'|'li i.t Knjland. th* i.thrr 
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distiiiCTisIiable and incorporated in the mass of rebellion which 
the wiae and just God is pleas'd to permit to oppress the whole 
land, pierces my very soid. 

It was one of the most painfull mortifications I ever mett 
withy the week before my departure, to disceme my selfe de- 
serted by aU the Citty Clergy, in my honest zeal for the right- 
eous cause of my Soveraigne, in such sort as not to discover 
then on the place any one ecclesiastick, neither in the Cathedrall, 
or anv parochial Church or Chappell within the precincts of 
that (5itty, who had the courage at that time to owne openly, 
either in the pulpit or in his conversation, his opposed Prince's 
interest and honour, by shewing just indignation against that 
treasonable attempt wmch was then insolently made against his 
Crown and dignity, in reading publickly and with great for- 
mality the rebellious paper* mentioned in this and former 
letters, tho' every man, who was not a mere ideot, must com- 
prehend that thiat very act countenanced was, in effect, the 
nulling up the sluse, and letting in a stream of rebellion, to over- 
flow the whole County. 

This was, I declare, to me a mighty exercise of patience, and 
did, among other pressures, which possibly contributed much to 
my crazy condition last winter, heavily afflict me : but when I 
look forther, and at this day regard the, state ecclesiastick of the 
whole County, and discover but three of all my brethren of the 
Clergy through the whole Bishoprick of Durham, (as I am made 
beleive by report) who have had either the integrity or courage 
to stand their ground against a new and unlawfuU oath of alle- 
giance to a prmce sett up by the abhorr'd treachery and un- 
heard of ingratitude of the people, (subjects) who have noe 
tathorily in our ancient henditary realme to dispose of the 
Crown, I am above measure astonisned, and overwhelmed with 
greif, which grief is unexpressibly augmented, when I consider 
that the menu)ers of that body^ or comunity, whereof I have had 
the honour to be head, have mcurr'd the same guilt ; and those 
eminent persons which, as salt, by their examples ought to have 
•eason'd the whole Diocess, are rendered uncapable to reprove 
their inferiours and reprehend the sins of the times. 

Alas ! if resistance of the higher powers be, by some modem 
Bitines and distinctions, refin'd into a vertue, is perjury no sin ? 
If the sacred authority of our earthly god (the stile in Scripture 
allowed to a lawfull Soveraign f) be fain into such deplorable 

* Hie Prince of Omge's Declaratioii. 

t ftiL Ixzzii. 6. CC the Homily against Disobedience and wilful Rebellion, pt. i. 
On 493. OzfOTd Sd.) ** As the name of the King is very often attributed and given 

112 l»r.A.N <.KA%\ILI.K. 

r«>nt«*nii>t iitiionp: fluhjirts thnt then* ib littli' rrfmrd pv«^n cntkrr 
ti» thiir pntuii^H*!* or (-oniin;iii(|<«. i-i tho maji-^ty of thr liuflof 
ni*;i\«it Iniimhi* mm- iiH-aii and rhiM|i that iiirii, tiav hiTinf<«. <Urv 
laiii'i-ll till* ohli^itioii ol' an oiith Y And thr rallini; ^iml to «il- 
nt-N thi' truth ot* wh:it %<«<• ]ininiiM* )M<«i>ni«« void ami of' nop 
ctiU't. a<i MMin a-HiMir intfrf?tt ti-ntpt uh to hrvak it ^ Ii'mh-. thm 
tiirt'Wrll all n-li^ion, nay 4*on\4*rsati<}n and omniM nv anH4i|f 
nirTi. It* thi' iHindn ot* u i«arri*d mith un* not miflicii-nt to hukl 
null. Miri'lv Tiothinir i-tn. 

Th<* (vilU and nii-M lirift whirh iniLM unavoidahiy atti-nd m 
h\\i sih' uni\(T*«ally ctinmiitt*-*! through th«' Kin;pl>itnf, i'\ru bjr 
the Irudfpt an<l ^uidi- ot' < 'hri^t*<« tl>i«-k, an* niorr and yrr^^atrr 
than it i.n (^i<f«tMi' tor any t<> r>inrri\t' or !or< «it*. 

Sui'h a iiotorinuo i onir.nliL-tiiin nt y*iiir ownr |ja.-t ]in-ai kin|t 
anii nrai'ticf inii.'*?. I !*• .ir, rti.ih r y«Mi xi-ry rht-.i|i anion tr^t thoar 
{Niijilf. ^%hit-h y>*ii h.ivi- dr.iwin- into a «^n.tri' hy u yvry MnfuU 
fxanii>h\ aitil who h.iv«- {**>* nr.n !i ^ U'»' n«it to dii«*« ni«- tht* ilU 
nf^s tin n-nt*. ilio* th'V oniric''' tit n-^i-^t it. 

1 am •Mtrrv thi- ntr'^^i-\ 1 am {mtt to of dt li\4 rin^ nr 
Miul conxtn-in- ni«* hrn- v* (i«< l.iri- l'':u<* m n )>. and y*<u liMXr 
vrry oIN-n in my |»r"^»n«»' jir-.uh'il i.iI-m- di*ttrin<'. il yuur |>n> 
•»• lit j»ri"'«« •iiiii:'' a!nl r'.ni|»!\.in» . «* ari- j i-lil\ jLI'. 

It'n iinw a nmn- *• aH-'MiMi- tirip- 'i...!! J! u.i%' u \iar a^** fnr 
il<i rrrlfsia.-^tit-k-. uli'i 4 iMi>>! -wall-u im] lli it l.ilth. to teach 
our h' an r-» ti» Uw.iiii'l" ii-.jili* i! ..U.iii'im-. Ii it w rp> ilrrad* 
till! a!i<l d.iii:;- piti- u l.ili- u> Ii\ M ii;i<Ii r a ^-rai i"n* I'rinii- •»{ aa 
U!i'ltiiili!i >l tith", w'.i'*. «\. I ".*!'..' L*'-"!?.'*' .»lid t'-r ward !*!-%* U) 
ply i'li l.i-* •.nil]' » »^ \, i'.ii pro', il i :•« rui'i. i- ji U * niin t.ti.t rwi«e 
iinli-r the LrM\«rnin* nt Kla priri'i \\]t** l;.»'!i 1*\ \i<'Ii m i* nn^vScd 
a <r<>uti troiii thr ^« ry |'(!i.< r i*t l.i^ i'\«:ii- |>!i:ii-i-^«. and hi« «twii 
m-ar nlatioii. ^%hii. l»y ^ui ii an .f t ••!' ii'4{Mr> Ih IM t!ini<!ii«-. and 
ini \ru>;ildi' and |iil|<al»lf «l«:*i: •'! \fr.Mii\. ;n li.»\ini^ at hm 
hi-»f iiilranir trr"-li i ■■:i?ia'li' t»-*l lii-. nw;* I»«f lariti».:i, ihv^« 
nmn- pi-t u'ri'Jinii ti,.in U'ii !..'• iii. 1. •* ■ r i.:-* jr..:i<iuth* r t vor 
did. «•! pali'U-V a!id !• iT'. a:.l !•• ii'inlidi- ti.a! !.* lli*t nd» to 
Mill, .i^ li« « '-ii.jtii r'd. ti;t K;riL'i"i»> . pr")*--!!-.;: ?■• !.ini«« Iff rnm 
!•::.• I n: ■':%« ^ i:i li;- i'.*:ir» ,;-\i ii.iii i.l tii 4:1 i.» lii i m h;« tint 
j:.\a^;":.. and u ij.i! fit. \ hi r» it w ill !«• in • 'il* — :■• r - :*• t.i anj. 
1 It !h"- v.! .. \K, r. . .*. i:. .. ,• u." n.. ' ::.* ♦•:«•! ..:. I N"\. nihrr 

!. I • • «> a. :.ii*t t I I «:. 1,1 .« ... «,:: • af^;. • | r ..• •. 'tru. &( Ub^vi po^" 

* IV «t h*r« i-i f * • (*!tfi*rv:i t.r- -t f t'-.r .«' . a* «rl; «•■ .«-•(.««« Sif— *• 
• •uti'*ii hrarrr* ^••■■•l i-i | :-.. iir 'i««lM-n'i ■i.irr^n *:. t 4^4 all UMI 
■iMAo «11 •unpii »•.«• •lib K J«u.<« i 


lastf fisiat a sleep : and what will become then of our religion, 
libeiiyes, and lawes, it will be easy enough to divine. 

Ofortunatos nimium, bona si sua norint, 8fc. 

The review of our past felicity, those very blessings we en- 
joyed, and sadly overlook'd, during the reigfi of our present 
ooveraigne, must needs greivously torment our hearts, and give 
us occasion of pining away with just vexation and anger at our 
selves : since it is not possible now for us, in all humane appre- 
Iiension, to swim back to such our (sottishly neglected and lost) 
happiness, but through that sea of blood which tyrants and 
Qsorpers comonly shed, in prosecuteing and accomplishing their 
Machiavellian designes, and it is matter of noe small moment 
for men, especially churchmen, to examine, throughly and im- 
partially, how much of the guilt will lye at their owne doores, 
as a great measure thereof must, it is without all dispute, rest 
at the door of every one who hath knowingly and wilfully con- 
tributed to the fall and banishment of his lawfull Prince, where- 
by he is putt under a necessity, out of justice to his son, to re- 
cover his owne by the sword, which by force and violence, as 
well as the abhorr'd treachery of his owne subjects, were taken 
aooL him. 

And I doe beseech you to be assured, that in now recommend- 
ing to you (whom God hath plac'd under my authority) soe 
seasonable and necessary a task as this sort of selfe examina- 
tion, I doe manifest that I am (as I have done often in other 
matters) your faithfull friend, as well as 

Aug. 15, 1689. 

Your affectionate brother, 
Denis Granville. 

OF THE Archdeaconry of Durham. 

Reverend Brethren, 

AifOKG the many applications which, upon my withdrawing 
and leaveing the nation, I have been obliged out of common 
deeencv, as well as good conscience, (considering the publick- 
0688 of my circumstances) to make to mv relations, naturall and 
^nrituall, I might without censure or blame, omitt all laborious 


114 m.KS r.RA%Vll.I.R. 

[Mnninfr down of my thou^htj* for you, th<» Horp- of my Arrh- 
(itatnnry. huvinp fur iiion* than twmty yranii ti>s«*thrr. vith 
tht* ^ri*at«M iii<Iii<«try ami Um /imI I w:ia ubhs fr^'tn yt-ar to 
ytar. )iy word and Ii tt*r, :iiid •Mini«-timtii in itrint. not tmly in- 
ritiil ymi :it in\ ViNitatioiiH, faithfully ami diii^ ntiy tn i-xi^-ut« 
ynur oflirr<4, hut |il:iinly and fully dtlivrr'd my miuIi* ut my ImA 
und nmn- inrniiimldr Vioitutimi, nu tht* I'lth of tlit» ni'Vrr to be 
forp»tt4«ii m« fill -til (if N<iv. \itSS, Xvn duyi-n ufttT tmr Utt* > hutch 
|>nit4f«taiit <iun|>fj«fhT tna.Miii, 1in»th«Tly ud\i-it-inir. nay t-ttr* 
iii-«tly |in'*Mii;; you. to Maud thi* tint in that f^*ut day of trialL 
that \iiu miu'ht imt ha\r hi**! rithiT thr hommr or nw^nl uf 
<ni)t'i'<<M.upt fiir a riu^hti-fiu^ rauM*. in aM«-rtin}; whi'rf«»f I am 
willing; ami rt-M.l\. hy <i<Mr>. ^ran-i to HuiTatin' my lifr, at I 
havi' tlun«- my n \«iiu«'. if tln^ ^li-**- (foil nhimld think titt ti> cmil 
lur to till* i»Iit' at hi* hath d«iiii> to tin* other. 

To di-moh'^fratr ui«di niahly to your mIvi-m. ami uH tlut hoard 
nif that day, that I wa<* not. anions all my wrakni*««M^. aftmid 
or a>)iam*ti to uwiii* my |M>t lifr and dot-trine, ami to t-omiJcat 
thr tilhrr of a Vi-it^r ha IiomiMIv and hrartily ua I U-ffan, I 
rhoM*. you may n^nii-mliiT, to lay lM-f<in* vou the rhi'if hciMl* of 
all th«> pmmI CfUUM-ll and adviti* whit h f had ^ivm you. at Um 
fonntT t-tiiivi tition** of tht> rh*r^' of my JuriMlirtion. for fuor 
ytar* top-tin r, t\i n \\iv four la-t iitraonlinary yt-an*. tlut it to 
•»iiy, tvt r fintf hi«» prafimi-* Majf?»t\, our liip* Itinl ami Sif^ 
raitrrii*. Kin^; -lanifA t)i« 'J. mi«uTit«tl hi<t thpinc; thii' I ha<l too 
mm h HM'utn tin ii to ajiim h« nd, hy \our hinir mchit thrnixj/, 
ami runiiin:: ii'iintir tn iht- priririphit and prattio- of tout 
Anhdtantn. it uouM Ui'lli ^uit with yi>ur |>:datt^. uhii-h at that 
titm* til my lti* f ap)M arM. aiul oim-f. Mithoiit all tliMnitr, are 
foiiml. Ui't ••iil\ \i;iatiil, hut |N.y«.»nM. hy tht* h-uvrn ana niafrick 
• if tin- a^p'. 

It i\ir my h«»j»i«» that hi* M.iJ'M^i-* hiv.dl f'ountr of 
Murham thf a|>i>f ion \iliii-h my ;rra<ii»u«» .Ma^ttr. Kin|t 
( h.irliN thi- *J. h;l^ Wont, a^ I ha\i- olt«n n miiith^d y«iu, to 
atlopl til «i>ulil ha\i- n-i*>tiil lunt** r than any fli<m^«i«* in 
Ijijrlaiid. h\ \i-rtui I'f thr i:»"-l p'Vinimitit whiih «x* xrrf 
•M-a««naM\ . and ni«pr«' ttfittuall) than i !•*« « hi n-. tht-n-in tt't oo 
fiHit. at )ii*> ii>\full KcMauratioii. 

HiiW litth |irt\alint and nn*>i»i 1 1 *jifull mmvit my poor and 
w«-ak fnilia\««ur*> pn<\M t<iu ir^N \<>iir f«tahh-hmf*nT, I roold 
ntit ima^inr that tin- < 'h r^:y ••! tht- lliohopruk ••! iKirham on "" 
ha\f -i«* *«»t.ii fiif^itti n mui h h"Wi tni*irati^li thi* pn<«-f|>t« i 
< \ampl«- p\in th«ni l'\ ■«•« i^n at .1 ..■:.!'i*.-..r • and itMUt cl 

* Hubiiffi C oant. 


pion of the old orthodox Church of England as had happily 
reviv'd good order and conformity to the Church's rules among 

But since wee find, by sad experience, that it is soe, and that 
even the very leaders have apostatized from their duty to God 
and the King, it become me (who dare not follow their example) 
to doe all that I can to prevent the people of my Archdeaconry 
from being seduced thereby. 

You know I have laboured faithfidly, and with zeal more 
than ordinary, to assert the King's cause, from the year 1678 
(through all the combustions occasioned by an infamous im- 
postor) home to the Dutch invasion, and- at that very time, 
even on the 15 of Nov. 1688, brought all the wholesom advice 
which I had given, at severall Visitations, to your view in one 
address, (as before mentioned) which I have printed for your 
&rther edification, and my owne lustification : and, in the next 
place, I knew of nothing better that I could doe than to preach 
to you by my example, in leaving my station and my revenue, 
(when I could not be permitted longer to discharge a good con- 
science) rather than mvolve my selfe in the guilt of an usurpa- 
tion ; which act of mine, how greatly soever it may have been 
censured, I esteem as the best sermon I ever preach'd in my 
life, the reflection on which affords much comfort to my soule, 
rince thereby I clear'd my selfe from the guilt of renouncing my 
allegiance, as the generality have done, which will provft an 
eternal blot to the nation, not excepting the Clergy of the 
Church of England. 

'Tis too late now to give you cautions against perjury, or to 
set before your eyes how much more heinous it is in a priest 
than in a layman, because the greatest part of you already have 
swallowed a new oath to an usurper : and to inform you in the 
obUgation that lyes on you to repent of, rather than to keep, 
the oath you have taken, is to conclude you (what I ought not 
to do) not only bad Christians, but very weak Divines. 

There is noe man, that understands any thing of religion, 
bat knows that a rash oath only obliges to repentance, whereof 
that there might be some meet and worthy fruits brought forth 
among the Clergy of my Jurisdiction, would prove to me great 
mater of consolation ; and if it were done very speedily, it would 
be a very great extenuation of their crime, and adSbrd good 
ground to hope they were overborne with the boisterousness of a 
violent storme, rather than did wilfully plunge themselves in 
8oe horrid a guilt. 

Let not the fear of loosing your possesions (which I thank 
God has not prevailed on me) tempt you to lye one moment 

a2 ♦ 


110 1»1.\N (.kAN\ll.l.K. 

undtT ^H- in'«u|)iiitrtahlr a Itiufl. TIu* «*njoyinrntii of vour live- 
in^ u ill Ih> iciflly |nirt*hu.HM liy thr c*nrnuM* of mm» moniiouA an 
ini|uity. ami tlti-n hIII U- u laiiiiiitabli' pn-ci^lnit \vti to roar 
Hm'kft, if Vim. till' ]M«*4irs, havi* nut biifliru*nt aiiiet*ri(y to make 
u Nixiily «iiiili**i«»iuii inr ymir hin, uiid Ciiuru|;i' fiidUfch jitiblicklj 
to oMiif till* r«.iiiii , li\ j^MM-iii;; ;^^I«»ry ti» (iiicl, unci taki-iiiir •(!•»• 
unto yiiur M-lxrv Tht rt* i iiii U* uin* tuort* ffli^-tuall way t«» rr- 
(l«iin }<>tjr OHM !if!i<>ur t) l»y n •»!iirin^ <i«t(lV N<*tiiiii^ ixio- 
tril)ut4tl h<> niurh tn tht- ;:l«>ry of St. Au^nt^tiu a*** bLt <\»nfi^iiiu 
un<l rt'triit-tiiinM, iiit<l, oiUm t|ii« nlly, n'lthin^ run U* iui«rr to 
y«iur!*, than til U r.ikf your •mUi-* to thi^ «-<iMiitLil iKirt «if rv>* 

Miitanii-, I nif.iii tli iifr.%*«ion of your « rinn-, «h<n-I»y \%m 

:iavr M'undali/'il your fl«H kx. • 

You that havi- tuk« ii an uuLufull lutk to <ia\i' yiKir U nr&x^ 
ha\r tht r< liv |>ut \iiur -^ Ivi •« undrr a ^natif nit-ti^^ity nf |iart« 
in^ uith thi ni. m* nt. lining \oiir ^uilt. F«ir n«>:hin^ Ii-nn thaa 
p«M> •</'/•;('/ PMt nil to Ini II outiit ii-iit r\iili-no' «*f your MntfritT. 
<mm1 hath •^iN- linh n«l it 1>\ hi^ hivinr rro\i*Ii-iirr that a muiirr 
aluii\«** nii'*»«*<* of iti.i ainn-. IhtitM' that U :;ik* thinivU«« to 
unlaufull (••iii-i^, *i* «.i\i thi'ir li%*t or ifttat*^. niu*t nt^fwtarilj 
fi>n«;ik«- thi in. aini « nt« r <>n mu h ao at*' •lianitrriiall) contrary to 
till' foiint r. or I*"*^*- !)«• :r '^*\iU «. uiiii ii urr intmiti ly ui n* ^ala* 
ulih* tlian Uitli. Ki|ii nt.i:.- 1- <Mi:;i.t to U- i^f-mM }'\ f-\iiy Christian a nturiiiiii^' lioni ^in, y* a, -;•• h a n turuiii|( 
im ^«|iiino thi' tn-u'iini; «>iit tl^i \it\ }»t« |i|»^ wi.iih tht- Mimcr 
inu«h i:i liiih r tn f}i«' riiniini'*^i'>n «>f it . aii*l !«urii\. thin, what'- 
h.M\t r i" hirnilij^' in tji« ili- ittli . iiimI 1-- inurh iu**r\ ••Mtj^toiy 
in thi* -|iiiitu.ill L''n'<> 

llui I -h.ill !.•>: iii\«- t>Ki far luU* \-rli ular«« and <-haIk <Ntt 
tlir i\.i4 : ni'!i.-! .i:A mi ii.n- r l."U \.... *.t..ill niaki* ri-jttr^tMNi 
for th«- ur-'i:^' u f.i. ). \ 'ii. i\- il .:*. . i\ ^.ihiiiiiMii;; to .in u^arfjcr, 
Uilh to t}it- Kmi: .lit! ('iiUNh ■•! L:iu'I*»nil. I l..i\« n'o^tfi to 
ImIiIvi tiiat ull III \"'i k:fu \iitir I-it\ uill • iifii^h. az^il rnanj, 
I .I'll Niirt , In tti-r th.i;« I • »:t i:i*>!;i.<t \iiu: »i*.i< tin pr* r* ,:.4!iV9 
I'f thi- Knu'. |>i*>^i\i- kU .!!• Ill t . aij'l i."n-ri «i«taii< ■ , w< n pn a* h'd 
u]i with niiiri' /-At h\ \mi in xh*- l»i«h'<i*ri< k «'f iKirham. xhaM 
tiny wir«' hy •••)•• r-* in an\ ihiNi-^i i.i i.n^*.iTiii. win n* mnfitrmitj 
t.i th« ••nhr* *'i th- < 'hunh. untl i \«^ 'itii.n •-! I'thi r law*-* ..f x)m 
land, »• rt- M« wi'.l pra'ti-M. »h-.' n-'! a* uill a- thi \ nUifhl to 
ha\i- Uin thi: thi iti<»h><j«ri< k. uh><!i wa« anti«nf!y t:uM fir 

i" l;i / 1./ y.»i. •*•, w.i^ L'* Ji'T.i.i\ ri|»it«tl '/,# •» ;' "' ffnuafk nM»* 

Yiiii i^n thi- pli' I . ai'ir.L*. inU'*' ^i- ii.>r« 'harly than I ran, 
:i? thi^ ili^taiii* . :h«i' y.. ;r i\*« i.i\i- \m*\i m .i ^rvat ni^*.«urv 
hliu«l«il )i\ thi> tniiKik ot a r* In ai'i:i mh uxu^^x luaiiui r 


opportunityes of makeing satisfaction for your egregious 

I shall therefor, rather than prescribe the means, mind you 
of your indispensable obligation to doe the thing, and soe 
redeem your honour, and redress the scandal you have given, to 
the increase of your own sin, and the unspeakable greif of my 
aool, who did faithfully labour to make every one committed to 
my charge such as God hath given me grace to approve my 
adfe. even an unalterable loyall subject to King James the 
Kcond, as well as soe legitimate a son of the Church of Eng- 
land, as can never be perswaded that it can be for her interest 
to contradict her doctrine, which, as I have hitherto profest, 
and held fast among all the blasts of temptation, (from what- 
ever point of the compass they have blowne) I am resolved, by 
tlie divine assistance, to practice unto the end, in spight of the 
inost prevalent examples or malicious censures used now as 
argaements or engines to overthrow me. 

That such a generall neglect of church order among the 
Clergy through the nation (as I long and loudly complain'd of 
and wam'd you against) shou'd be attended on oy soe fatall an 
ianie as an universall defection, should not be a thing perfectly 
aew to you, to whom I address my selfe, since you your selves 
can be my witnesses that I have often faithfully foretold, that 
an aniversall semi-conformity would end in as universall semi- 
allegiance, and would God we had not foiind by lamentable 
e^)mence that itt had done much more, by produceing that 
degenerate o&pring who have not onely imbrued their nands 
in ape horrid a crime as the dethroning their lawfull Soveraign, 
tnt, like vipers, have in a manner eaten out their very Mother's 

I do not doubt but that Almighty God hath by this time 
bitmght to your memory some of those seasonable cautions and 
mementos which I have plainly laid before you in the publick 
discharge of my archidiaconall office, with some greater force 
and effect on your spirits than they had at their first delivery. 
I cannot havp such prejudiciall thoughts of you as to imagine 
otherwise, since Divine Providence often lead me to such suit- 
able topicks as might have prevented, by God's blessing, (had 
. they been generally insisted on by all those who had eccle- 
aiasticall jurisdiction, and not been rejected by the people) much 
<^OQr present misery : the ill effects of which are like to be felt 
by the succeeding generation, tho' wee shou'd be bles'd to- 
morrow with such undeserv'd felicity as all good Christians 
long for, .1 mean the speedy Eestauration of our Soveraign, 
nJigion, libertyes, and laws. If any of my brethren prove not 

lid I»K\N OKANV1U.R. 

<»iu*Iy unkiiui, liut w unjust as to flfiiv what I affirm, in rrfrr- 

fill'*- to thr M:ij44»imbl«> ii(l\it*r which 1 ilid fnmi time t<> time 
riNiiiiifiifl ti» thi'in. thf iNiiMtx whii'h I havt* )>v mr. (imtAininip 
thi* )i«-:i<U «it' my Vi-itation-iluMirurM-n, vhirh hml bcttrr lurk 
thuii Hiiiii** of my luoiiry uiul phitr, in <*^-aiiiiii|f th«* hands 
of (hi* ral»hh*« who tnMt*-^! iiu' ri>ui:hlv rmm^fh in my tintt fliitkl 
fpim hurlmm. ran ti-^titV fur mi>. anfl drmon^trat** iu thr mail 
malicitm.«i of my rontt'niuiT** «>r optHi^'nt, thut I wa/*, (iun*in|^ mj 
Mat ion iimiintr y<>n, n«H' tinfaitlifull atnl ni*^lip*nt, tho' Wfok and 
un«»ut rfj^ofull, Visitor. 

Th«-n* an- many thiiiirt I havr H;iiil thut 1 nm «urt* you rannol 
lazily fiTp-t. \i)ii('}i. tli^' thiy li.wl ni»t thfir tip«t fit^ipii^ rlltct 
nil \Mii. iii.iv «-i>n-.ii|(ii>iitly lit^rvr •M»ni<* of ynur mnM'i(*rmtii«. 
It >%oiiIfl In- \« ry L'r.iiifiill v* im- tn U' infonmtl that 1 am not 
mistaken in (hi.i |Nrtii iiLir, hut tliat my inuit |M'r^waAitin« to do* 
vour duty may o|M-rat«\ a- ir*"**! nmnM'U luith oftiU don*-, in 
linvrtli of tinii-, atul at a ;:r(.it <li*<faiiri'. 

Niiiii- (ii-.<»inahli* truit in tlii ('•»nrlu'«ion, which I diM* not 
(lc?«|i;iir of in mi tlioM- uunit piun ynun^ i>lantii tha! I it^i, for 
•J<» viar^ toL'itliir, uith k'n-it can- ami iKiiun, MiZxl.iulU watiT'd, 
will, amiiUt all tin* ninrtitiratinn I un(Ii-rpi«-. nvivi- my nu^ilr, 
and tiiHiii* ii'^.ttr in •^•tui- niia<«uri fp<iii ' f'** tlijt lam'titaUe 
I r<'|>;»\«hi< h 1 lia\« hitlnrto r<a|iM Irom ihi -«^il I ha%i «i*«u<>; 
Ii.ivi in^ nut uithall. .it l«a\ilii;: my <»tatiiin. litth' fthit n ti.rne 
iif ni\ l.iUtur** than Alnii;:hty <f.Nl diil. I>ii. <};•- ■'*. whtn*. ^firf 
till- liiM\i Illy iliu'M aiitl dn^^^'d hi« \i:;t \ ml, 
.i!id k'r.H i'«ti*l\ i\|«i!iil it *!.<»'il.l h.i\« lprtiu;:l.t fttrth ^rr *}■•*. it 
hri'Ui^'ht ti«rtli .L"* ••ur- a:.'l ••tiii r ihtN . •- - h.i\«' il'-i.i . ' . *;^«, 
uliii h riiiiit U ai ktiii.ili^ljitl, alt* r -lit h h<a\i>itly i ul!;\att-in. a 
>%pti lird r« tnl»'.i'i"n 

lliariil\ ]iri\iii;^' tilt* . Mill!;;!. ty wiiul'l *»tri (i;;thi n tboar 

\*\\ that «rallil. alid fal-f U|i all ui«<i .iP- f.«llt n, I (Yillif nd BT 

uiii'Ii- .luri«»-in ti"ii t" ttiNl"* ii!i —.wi^. ai.d P"«t 

V<iur(\ii taitittull tho' unH*>rt)i\ \;-i: ir 

Ik n> «f i.\n\ :i : I . 

!•• •>:.i' 1 • i.-iir* . \\\. :> : • i ..:u !• -■ \s ..... / :• ..i;* ..i -. I- ::.;; ::i<.irr 
•i'«iii«- ■•M- t" i.i-:.:y n \ - 1; ; . . . ■ i.-m : ,\ |.:.-".p-. I t*an* 
Iiol f<>r)«ar tn l..k« !.«>!lti t*.. r*^-! .:. .. ]-«!--j.j.: I i.ii.i.-M.^al tif 
'-in^'ularrx . to Witt, tiia! Ili\ lull*/ '/.. w..v '. r ' .. \r*Fftmmm 


of the Church of England that doth at present attend his Master 
in his esriley ought to make me suspect my zeale. This is the 
judgement of my enemies, that is to say, of the compliers with 
the usurpation in Enghmd. But if any of them, or others, twit 
me with sinralarity at this time, I shall be the less surpriz'd 
therewith, since the non-complyance of the Clergy under my 
ftuthority in that strict order and conformity wnich I ever 
thought my selfe obliged to practice, (and did observe, I thank 
Ood, in such a degree, as to evince the practicableness of those 
dutyee, which some men's sloth represented impossible) hath 
Tendered me soe, for near 30 years together. And that I have 
been so, I mean, not discourag'd to keep up as close as I could 
to the Churches rules, (tho* I have wanted the example and 
company of any right and thorough pased conformist since the 
deootae of my ever honoured brother Archdeacon Basire) is at 
tliig juncture noe discomfort to me. For if God had not en- 
dowed me with grace and resolution to have performed my duty 
in a time of peace and quiet, I should never have been able to 
doe it in a time of trouble, and to withstand that rageing tor- 
rent which hath over flowne our Church and State. 


to uk, james hope, curate of the parrish of easington, 
and mr. wm. kingford, cural'e of the parrish of 
shwefteld, in the bishoprick of durham, substituted 
by dr. granville to serve the aforsaid cures. 


Amidst all the mortifications and exercises of patience which 
haye been occasioned to me by the late revolution of affairs in 
Church and State, and more perticularly by the defection of the 
Clergy of my own Jurisdiction, nothing has created soe much 
disquiet, and so lasting a disturbance to my mind, as that there 
flhoold happen any scandalous failure in either of you, my more 
pecroliar deputyes, and fellow labourers in the GosdcU of Christ. 
Tho' the members of that community whereof I am head. 

I'Jl) IiKl\ <.:c\\Ml.lK. 

tojfi^ihir with till* n«T;ry of my Arfhdoaronry, briran tn uke 
(litriTi'iit ni«:i<*un-H t'nitii in*'«*. whirh piv«» tn^* t<M> niurh ^nmni 
til t'v.iT that th«y uiiuM, •;lh tln-y utU'rwuni« (iid ^"nr '/iHrs lo 
/^^/^ in •*li.ikiiii^' otl' tlu-ir .ill«'iri-iiH'«' t» thtir iic^ lunl and 
Si\i>n'i^). aiiil Hiitimit t«i an ti^tiriH-r, yft I iliii mnifort my w-lfff 
uirh titntn:: |ii»|iiH4 that y«iii, my inwnt^liiito nupimrtcn. vmU 
Htirk hy nit', uiiA rndiMViiiir tn tin- utiniMt nl* yt>ur iMiVfn to qp. 
Ii«ilil ni(\ >a;^iinM t)iu viuli m-i- **t' tht* ^t4iniiL* whi<*h thntitfl'ticdl 
ni>twit)i*(tan«lin^ imr ilitf'rn-nt 4«nrinirntA an<l a|it»mhf*n«ioo0 
tiiin-hini^ Ninn' ni.ittir^ in ril.itii*n tn tin- tran^ii-liiin^ nf tk« 
ViMT iKi.'«f. Hut at'ti-r all th« %•• my i'\|Mv1atiiin«. that «»nr t*f mj 
«nitifn- •pTivi- m»' lia\i- -n- to ti-rni*' \inj, -iino- I »li<l ^jt rttcvm 
ymi. «hnulil )>n ak. in a finit- of r ami «lithrulty, u to dm 
•rn-at irniiiml of' t^ri* I" .mhI tnni^l*-. 

That aUmr thr iNMjJniri^^r .it' th«- y*ar h^^^s I nnii \iiu •hmiU 
•••imitimi*«i ilifi't r in oiir ••]>|iirii"n ft' thin^r*. whi-n tlifr«' U^^aa 
to In* an unli.ippy iliM-ion .iin«>iiL' th«' <*l«ru'y. ihi? i xr« ptintr ill* 
vi-ry l-'.ithi r*. i>t ti.* < hun h tit i-.n;;lanil ati'iinii^i iiti vrri at mattrr 
lit' unMii«r«<r ailmiratiMii, litit in thi* ni'in«;h nf KvimUr !'<«1I<jw« 
ini:. whi !i till iVti wi r»' ^r nu^'ht u* U- fi|ifn.<tl. dy a nail ua- 
n.itiirall i!t\.i'»:'>ii. atiil ^.tw .ill *!.• \n-\ inM;:ii: i!-h- m.i«lf* vitv 
h-ntly til ii^urp t).«- ('r<'un*. I>\ !i.* •!• t:.n»iiin;^' ..f a lawlull aad 
^rai i'»:i«» rriiH • , •»!riki * nit\\s?h ;:r' .it .i«:fni«}.ni« i.!. t^|»^ uiIIy 
f Mil-ill' riiii^ my i irii" -• aiiii iiirA.aryi*! i li-lf-ix.-iir^ l.\ tJh- ut- 
m-'-'t I ..ihl- -< • li-i'-ri a!i'l r» M-^iiinL"* t-. ir.i.'rm \*>n *>{ ill «i«-«ijnM« 
I .iir\i •! I-!! \\).:<iil l.i'l ti.- !ii> U. \<>>i niu-? .ti'kri<i%%!i«i;p-. lii f«ir* 
*.•<• ^H Vi r 'Kill \i- ii *. I\. * ij- ii:.-r ♦).. rji-ir. h. .i- *• 11 .l* Kmff, 
i.J ririj! sril . '.''..A* "•;. ■-! \'.i. 1 -.i\, it-l 1- I'ri:-'! ir :• ikiC 
l-'tli wifli ul.-rii I }. i.j ! iki :. -•* n.ii- i. j'i::i* ?•• k«« |> «'*«iiiv, 
"•III -III- 1. ;i:v r •« • }•" i::. .1 tl.- -v- I \ •■: •'.• l-^'.-n. i-l ill n»» !.'• m* 
tri;:ui- ti» i!.\"I\- tij. ijiTi-n ::. *),.%* ih j-Inrilili miM'r\ un«kr 
uhuh it «|..tli it j-J'-m:/ jri I'l. . Ni:..iili. ! .^.4% . n^r xiin i««r.rr, 
I'M* ;it li*! t.ill II. 'ii ^*» ili'.-rr il a ■ ::m- a* p rj i-v. 'l-'lh ji;rnv 
n.\ \ir\ -•■..!• ?" !:.;:ik -i/r. -.1:1. f.\ * i. •: :'l . x.impli tin n- i« 
.1:. iM- j .•.";!• ;■.) .r\ '!.•:. r ••• :i.\ I: - V.. i-. i •■• ♦!.. \- .r.^: ^']''Tgy 
• t ri \ .I-.:.-!:. ' ::.':.'... '.■ I- .r".'! .. :. ■ -i 5.\ ■ • . « \..::.|.:«- ..f ti^ 
Ar:.;. .. •.'.«.: .^.^* '.!.:: -i.i. I.-. .;..':.:■ .k i-^r.n 1 . l^ad 
l-tij\':\ .\. rij!.:\ \'., ki.|.!.^ 'ip iT-'-i *'r*i'T ir^ii iii«« ipliar. 

ri:: J '■ : j -i -•! i r:j).* i:.:.- ; 1. : ! . -^ ^rT^-rabk 

I'r- laN - • m:. i- r w:.-'ii.. I\ ti,»i", j.n.\ j-i. ., - . I j.a 1 my ctla- 
« atiiin 

i «.inri.»t n :1»' ' 1:1 ^ • i::pir»i-v ■.' I. a I r- i. ij 'if lr-.i%i. iho 
n« \ir ■•"«■ \ari.>i. 'i ••*• i v, i* . ::.. :..;"m- j .-.•.• •...« \i:i!i^i m tkr 


kbisdom, without sore indignation; nor cease to charge the 
gxnlt of ace neat a sin upon you my representative in my par- 
rish of Sedgneld« (to whom I now singly speak) who have com- 
mitted the same with many high aggravations, as the following 
perticulars will make appear. 

First, you being a person that was happily trained up, not 
onely in a (hitherto ever) loyall county *, and more perticularly 
in a parrishf where there had been much seed sowne which 
ought to have brought forth other grain ; but under a family J 
whose loyalty, till the fatall moneth of Nov. 1688, was never 
blenush'd with the lest stame. 

In the next place, after a loyall education in the University, 
and the happiness to escape, by God's blessing, those dangerous 
locks on which youth there most comonly splitt, (to wit, cor- 
ruption in principles or moralls) were seasona bly transplanted 
into the Curacy of a very considerable parrish in Worcestershire, 
where the Rector kept up exactly to the order of the Church of 
Eaffland, the strict practice whereof (however things have falne 
art) was the most likely means to have kept clergymen steddy, 
in nich a day of tryall and temptation as our present miserable 
generation have liVd to see. 

Thirdly, were with much affection and honest intention, 
nngl'd out and pitcht on by me (I haveing a great oppinion of 
yoor loyalty) to be my coadjutour, in one of the most consider- 
»Me country parrishes § of England, the burthen of which trust, 
M well as my great conceme for the spirituall welfare of that 
my flock, you ought to have leam'd from the extraordinary 
kbIoub applications which I us'd, at first, to sett you, and, all 
Jong after, to keep you, right in my honest perticular notions 
of obedience to the orders of the Church, and of subjection to 
all sorts of lawfull authority. Which notions I am not ashamed 
now to stile perticular, since the issue of things proclaims them 
to be right, as well as the opposers of them notoriously in the 
wrong, and must be soe acknowledged by all persons who are 
not unhappily besmear'd with the present (religious) rebellion 
of England, or blinded by the mist or fumes of an unsupportable 

Lasdy, had more reason than others to have resisted those 
temptations which overthrew the generality of the Clergy of 
the Diocess, since you had, in one person, your Rector's, Dean's, 
ind Archdeacon's continuall example in your eye, to the very 
last minute to uphold you, moreover had a pathetick letter 
written joyntly to your selfe and brother, (directed to the Curates 

* CornwalL f Kahampton. 

X The 6ran?iUe8. § Sedgfield. 


V^2 Pr.\N «.H \N\II IK. 

of F.iM'n^iai and S-^lirrH-M from tin- iVaii* n*. tho vi-ry nigkt 
nf my <iip:irtur«*, «)ii(-h. < iirryl:iir ^'itli it my uu^X anJ U'^t m1- 
%ii<-:iii(l friitimi lit- iiii«iliat«'I\ Ufori- I laiuhM f»ut iiit«> a •§« 
of tniu)»I<*. liktly u* iitdml t)i;it |i*r*ii titi^il nc^iti^ai* lauw 
uliiTi'tii I ^^^An n^^'ilv'fi ti» aril.' P'. oiitrht In )iu%i- ){ u« miirh 
fnn*«- iitt Sili!!iili| :i<* it h.iii ;ttt K;i**iTi^li*ii. in inMiinin^ «>n«-. a* 
It (liii tilt* i»rlitT, tn uithMiin<i (hr Aimk iihii-h li:ith tuni>uiJr 
ovrrtuniM mm> many of x\iv tlilir un«l !«trr>npT r|i r^ U»(h in 
tlic (*:itlii*flRilI and lh'M-i<»<». and'i| ttifiii out **\' Xlwir allf*- 
^janrr uiitti thrir luwfull I'rinrc into ^uKmiMinn Xo a lnm*i^ 

Till* la*»t u«krd- of a dyini: man an- u-iiall\ \t ry |«i«>rfull 
uith all lii** nlatii'Ti-. .ind "tirt ly tlif la^t r\liPirtjitiMri« nf a clt^ 

Itartinir Vi* in -u h a nianii* r. uiid f'T -ii< h a «auf«. •hould 
i.ivr hail till' liki- rtfitt. If my«' «\:im|ili-, a<* h*1I a« /i«lr 
« \]irt H^'d ill iiiv Addi*^-* !•> tin riir:.'\. in my « uni Iiii<:\>- Vi*it«- 
tioii. pill till- <'iiiir«-h "I ^r. \1 iry-li-lUw. NHv. I 'i, li>«* |inii'd 
ntiMiti f<»-t'ull and ii:« tt'i • tii.dl t.i |H-roMailf thi* Ktt tirr* i if the 

Iiarri-lii t of my •luri'Miiriidii tii i-tin'iis. ihtM-aii**- i>f un ••|«|*r«'«'ii 
'rincf. an<l imitati- an hi>iiiot I>ai(«r and faithful! ««T\ant t*» tht 
t'rowni*. \ihip \^a<* ri »o|\iil to vn ratii • alK rathiT than il«^Tt has 
Si\i'r.iiL;n i:i nii'««Ty. y« r it iiutrht ni»t t'l Im> •*»m' r«inti mptiMc 
wiili liilur ill \t»»i. my «i\\ii« ' "jirati-*. a«» to \»- nji^tt^l; but 
•*lioii'd ha\i' xriijit y>iii in \iiuriar««r. \i>ii U« ti U r.t fo 
run with invi r -• mm h iaL^rni-^- ifit-i -Iiii-ry undi-r a lU l;n<'k 
\ ■■»»•■. na\.iiui:hr t«i ha%«- Im«ii !■-••• lu'ii tt» ' '- ••■ fi>ri ildi- to 
-ti« h ifiiiiliati il« jH nda!.''» .1* \'ii. !•« wr.-iii I rp-u -j-ak. that it 
*}i"iili| lia\i- In 111 hiplU j-'-*!Mi !«ir • jthi-r "f \i.i fnn-i^t iL 
\iiil that i-itliir nf \<iti olmuM :.i.<( ilar* tht^n t** n ^••iki m«- br 
\Mnr f*rai tii-r. and ah.i!id'-n h"] • < .'.fkd I xih-* t ifiiiii- ttt L;niU 
in«*^ |p»m nii . I'\ l-*r.i\ii!j m- . i?iii *•!%»-• n<i»- niil>i« r < \|»rp»- 
oii<n I l<M*k on a- a hi-jh ait i>f r>>:itf ni]if . and n^tiii witll 
.ill th>>M* rtHintmi!it« of di'*]!]! a<np that an- allnuahli- in a 
< hri-'i i!i 

I del !i'? • \j-i! l-.r!i. ..r • ;'h« r **\ y*\i. -h-itild ha\»- imi- 
tafid iiii •■- I.irr i- t.. I. i%i i|. "fid \«'Ur -•a':-:!-. :h--" I am 
J- r-\v.i.l. .1 ir.\ li--.!.^'-- « I- M.I U •• wi«- •• ai 'i.-r, •■! my 
wht'li liti l'!i' :! U.fhiif \i.ii r.iTi.^ r ' r«!p'u:.ii y-ur *»»-mr 
fldi lity t'l Kit:;.* .1 .!in -. -wt .r illi;::ii.ii •<• .?. ii:tli.ti«iCM 
|iri!;ii*. I.i- --I?! iii law id ?.. ji'.». u*.. finl !\ .Vin-I .ixA I'^m* 
liij-'iMhi* urn-l. . • :\ fi'Vi?. i li !..'i !r. .d -• '■'•i--. and 
di ->• rt Th«- na?: •!:. to I <iid .< uii! .- :;.; tj.. »- • • r].n.:t!i^l U> 
\iiiir ' .\v^-. it Hfiijd f. i\f U. II .t ? J \- r\ »*\:l\ ::.,: aitd ^rat«^ 
lull !.:.tii nn . :i!id ■ !•! j-'-I n.- ••• : ,\* t.i'm n • ar« "t y-a. and 
.iliu'il %..ii a •^hap- it «}.ai«*«%ir I :o «u|i|Hrt riM' ; noC 


safTering yoa to want bread so long as I had it, which yee had 
noe reason to suspect that God's providence and a gracious 
Master's kindness wou'd deny me in the deepest adversity 

I am sure that yee two, who have not been onely long resident 
in my house and family, but often admitted into my closet, and 
tometimes into my very bosome, ought to have conceived such 
an oppinion, and should have taken it for granted, by great ex- 
perience of me, without any further declaration. Tho' you had 
not such perticular and positive assurances thereof as I season- 
ably gave a certain Divine, (I much valued) to deliver him out 
of those temptations whereinto hee (being unhappily metamor- 
phosed in another region) did however willfully run himselfe, 
to the injury of his conscience and dishonour of him selfe and 

You therefor, (my lapsed assistant) whom I had drawne 
away from my native soile, (hopeing that as you have breathed 
the same air you would alwayes profess the same principles) to 
be my comfort and support, in a remote part of the nation, for 
the remainder of my life, doe strangely dissappoint my hopes, 
[and] are soe much the more blameworthy since 6od Al- 
mighty did assist me (poor weak and unworthy labourer in his 
▼ineyard) with such a happy foresight of matters relateing to 
the late unfortunate change in government, that I was instrue- 
mentall in the bringing to the view of all those who [leers'] 
related to me, such a prospect of the things, (which did att that 
time portend ill, as well as future miseryes) as might render 
a person stupid who shou'd despise or neglect them. 

Tour fellow labourer, who has done his part faithfully to dis- 
charge his trust in a criticall juncture, (and thereby has help'd 
to save the honour of the young Clergy under my conduct) will 
be willing, I know, to bear testimony that I did to my utmost 
diligently discharge the part of a faithfull watchman, penning 
downe my thoughts almost dayly (using him sometimes for an 
amanuensis) to fortify all persons under my care against the 
dangerous invieglements of ill men, and the plausible, rather 
dian reall, arguements of good men, who have by their reputa- 
tion contributed more to the present sad state of things (I must 
take the liberty to tell them) than the more malicious sinners 
that did originally designe to trample on the Crowne and 

And that I was noe bad prognosticator in the moneth of 
August 16b8, you your selfe, and every body else,!may without 
all contradiction be convinced, by a coppy of a paper which I 
penn'd att Durham, the 27th of the aforsaid moneth, according 

rjt I»i:\> (.K\NVII.I.r.. 

tti my iiMiull iiiiitiiiiT of (iic'tatiiii; to oiii* of my clrrk*. in bt 
rliaiiilNT, at my u]»ri-iii<r. Wliirh |Ki]N*r f»tily (.*«»iitaiii!i mn 
float in;; (limi^litH of my hniiii. Imt n-latin^ to muitir* i*f 
^n-at ini]ii»rt.iiirr a^ iIhI. ao uniiii}; to it.i titli*. |»irt«'ii*i m 
fiitally to tlir ir<ivrriim« lit ami < 'hiin-h of Kii^rhmii. aiiii it Unnff 
tilt* only hIii-iI of Miiiif )itniiiri«U |H*nn'cl in ^Ufh niann<-r mml 
much ti» till' H;ini«' i»ur|iii^-. that I liiil l>y ^rt-al uiviiit-iil Imn^ 
away \iiih ni«'. I -liall lure to thi<« my ii-ttcr annf \ a «**ppjr 
thrn-of. whit h will at Ii«it ilrnuinHtrati- tn nil wh*» «hall M'n'iUilT 
coiisiflrr it, tliat I i:a\*- a Utter pi«>«^« how lhinir> «'*uM ipv 
than any nf ni\ t«ii<«uriro anil •■]>|ii***«-pi. «hothi>u;;ht th<ni^*Uf« 
^r«-at«r ]» 'litii i.iii«. hut h.i\i- •»ih- ninth fail'fi in tliiir |»>titit-k« 
th:it th<\ .1-* Will .1-* ••li.'io arc hy thi^ tinir. I Mj|i|ii>«it'. i^nti. 
vinciNl. h«>u thi-ir /imIi-. uhi<h ran «iiiinti'r tn mint-, wa* irTT 
|irr|Hi-t' r>>u« : i« tM •«.iy. th« irp'^rular aii«l unaiitiunt- 
ahir nHih'Hl th< y tiMik tu U- iiili\irM fp>m |*"I>tTy anti arliitranr 
|>iiui I. hatli hnitiL'))! thi' uh«>h' Kinu^ionif alKHiJiitfly umiiT the 
one. anil in ^rfati r flani;i r «\it it ymn of thi- itth< r. 

And that I may iIm* all in im* lyi-^ to « Irar my w4f<r, 
iNith in thi* -*iuht of (oh! .iihI ni.m. tnim U uii; tin* l»M wayiv 
nci-ro^-Miry to thi h>irri«l piilt m in\. uhn haii- il« {■ iiilf*! ft\ mr 
in my |iarrioh« •*. <ir <-l*««- ^in ri-. iia\t « (intrai-tf «i. hi t<<r«akin^ iwr 
rhnrt-hi <» iliN-rritif. .mil th>- i^^A nih - ultirh I 1. i\i- ^tt thna, 
I •»hall I mhru •- ihi<* iN la**!"!! tn :i'i<l .in<itl.« r |k.t|M r to thi- fofrurr, 
« '•nla;niii;; thf < »r«h r- ainl Ihn vtiMii^ w hi- h I r.^juin^l Mncilr 
to In- i>h«t Mi^i in m\ {Mni-hi^ !• ••iHvtMi ly, uhi* h will U- %ufi- 
I ii-nt tor\inii-, ihit I «ii<i l.>>:i> •*!!%. th<>' iii.{- rtM !l\ . i imI< .iiiior 
t-i ha\i |tr« \t!iti .1 th' .ij*- -r n y i.f .my i ••niinitf*^! to nt\ « h^rnr, 
al\»a\«t Imtkiii:: *>n a otiiit i>l>«4 r\.iTfTi cf thi- ili^ iplim- and 
luhritko of ih. rhunh .i* ?hi U-t hh.ii,-, J.\ (mhI\ hl«-*w»ii.^. to 
ha\i «triii}*t)ii niil ihiin .ii^'iiriof th-i-^^ ti iii|.!.iti'>!t^ that ha%i- at 
l.i«>t n\i niiiiii- th<-TM, t-ir ^«hi> li I li'U U :*in in i^Iai my •••lit: 

Ami a ^rioiio i i>:^<*i<l> r iM* n of ?hi« niiti.i«l fi.ji.ym^l in my 
|i.iri«)ii <*. a(M>-<i to thi ni.ini:i r ••! ii.\ ]».irtin;: Mttn my hnthnm 
i>l thi- < '.ithi«iiall. and < h rL'\ ••! my Art i.d«ai oiiri . <w-tt forth in 
ihti-M- I'.iri Hi ll-|l><M oiir-M * I iii.uh to th« m in th« m-nrh* of XiiT. 
and hti* 1 !•*«*«. Mill «ii!lii 1* ntli |»ri« laim tti all iinhia<K*'ii |i«'r«tiiit I M.i*. at 1> «.? Ill hoii'^r in.iii. •Mit- f.irr. in ail iii\ • a]>ai-ityc«« 
.i-* to h.i\f u*t t.:i^ r .»♦ .til in ti.i ii.Mt.iti.n .-r a torr^'iifiM 
|k>Hi r. and till niintr-iriii in\.i-:->n uhhii .it'« r:<i*^i ?h« rivD, 
\» hi> h I am •!• *ir«' I* ^f.- tid ft ifi.iin ?■• j«-ti ri?\ '.i|» :. f" •ni. 

l! till |iiihiii a!i-i» 'I * .■ 'i |>i[i« r« a- u«r< n» \i r tii-^iini'^l fof 
tin- pri-Ho «• t-ni l.i ■•.i\.irir »:.\ •:..:.j. -.l \.i:ii!\ .iiiil i an** tt» b^ 
h i\f tiiaT { ud>ry II. h.i\i ;!.j !-• n ii;or« r* ^' and ron«tant in 
lay liiiti *han th« p!if!aii'\ >i mi hr«'.(.r<n. h t thiiu y^isr m 


looser leave to speak, and desire them to remember and consider 
that the Apostle S. Paul himselfe was compelled to boast, in a 
less day of temptation than the 5th of Nov. 1688, which did in 
a manner blow up the foundation of three Kingdoms. 

I confess that I doe glory with the B. Appostle, but it is as 
he did, in my weakness, and the grace that Almighty God has 
manifested therein, carrying me through the manifold tempta- 
tiona which have prevailed over my stronger brethren : I doe 
Uess and praise Uod's Holy Name, and will doe it, by his as- 
sifltance, for ever and ever, that he did endow me with resolu- 
tion to stick close to all the Churches rules and orders, (whereto 
I save my assent and consent, at my first enterance into the 
mmisteriall fimction in the year 1661) without governing my 
Bdfe by example of any Clergy, hiffh or low, in the citty or in 
the country, Iiveing by the example of those who contradicted 
their excellent rule, being a sort of complaisance which, I bless 
God's Holy Name, I have never been guilty of, tho' it has been, 
God knowes, too frequent among my brethren, and proved 
fctall to the poor Church of England. 

To take noe comfort and satisfaction in my own innocency, 
(which God has in a manner miraculously preserved when he 
has suffer'd such a multitude of abler divines to faile, who were 
furnished with greater qualifications to have borne witnes to 
his truth) I should look luponl as an act of meanness of spirit, 
BSTOuring more of spirituall ingratitude than true himiility, who 
Awre rather to be really thankfuU and humble than to appear 

Lett my censurers be contented with my revenue, which I 
have left to their mercy, (choosing to doe soe rather than betray 
my conscience) without depriving me of that precious ointment 
and more valuable treasure, a good name, which I shall, in spite 
of all my enemyes, endeavour, by the aid of God's Holy Spirit 
to secure my title to, in approving my selfe to the very end, as 
I have hitherto as much as in me lay, a genuine son of the 
Church and loyall subject to the Crown of England. 

If the present generation, who favour none with their good 
(pinion but those who concurr to the support of the present 
ttbrick in England, will not allow me the aforsaid satisfaction, 
bat load me with obloquy or contempt, (and one of these fates I 
expect from the north, where so few have followed my example) 
there remains yet one thing that I am sure they are not able to 
deprive me of, I mean the internal peace and quiet of my con- 
science which I have enjoved, since I was driven from my 
tetion, (to heaven's etemall praise 1 speak it) in a more plenti- 
fbll measure than ever I did heretofore, when I was in the 

l'jr> in. \N (.KlWII.l.K. 

iic'tiiall jniHNi*«i..i.»n f»f Miiui* 'if til*' U-^t pn-ffnn«'rit4 nf th« Ir kiml 
ill l-!ii}^l.iit<i. Tlii** oii|i|Nirt- im* iiikIit my |in-^'iit pn^^un-^. It 
will In' i-iiTiiiiiiii^il til nil'. I tru-t in UiMi,.wliiIf I oiiitinui*. »• I 
|iniy I rii.iy. t'.iitlitull in my Mnflit-r. ihi* ^'liunli.aiiJ unaltfrftMT 
uUiiitiit tii till- r.ilhi-r «»I' my r,,iiiitrv. 

nt' th<««> t}iiiu'<» I rcipiiri- ynu t<i OMtiin* (hi* fluckji I hare 
riiiiiiiii:ti'il to yntir rliar;:!-. ulimii I il«ii* n«it Uili* to c^ttninriid 
until (iti(i in my (-iinstant |ir.i\>T<«. iiii(l> tii «h<»in, U^idt** niT 
(Irviitinn^. I h.iVf imthint: ^i ' )h<i|iii .iihi- Kiit H(ii»li-««ni f*«iiitL«rU 
timi II i;inn1 I a iniplc. AipI **\n*f I h.iVi- n<«- u;iy It-tt tiimnvrr 
unto thiiii thf tir-t. I'lit l>y uiiii iii;^\ .in<i Hith trn-at difi- 
I'ulty tiNi iiiit !•• •!« ]trivi- liii-in •>! tin- l.itti r i« Imvoiui* a tUiry uf 
liiiriii-r tiMi.:.iiii>n. 

K\;iniiil<- i-* 't*- :: inxri' pn \.ilint than pn-vi'pi : i«h*'!h«r tkr 
wIm- (iinI wili !• :i«ii r mini <»«m- unt4> my ]i*^ipli'. Mi- ulon** k!iov«^ 
mill it iIr|N-nil- iiu lii-> l'"*"! plia^up'. Nun- I am. wht^n I 
(lrp.irt«il iVi'in iii\ i UP •* uith a s**rr<iwt*ull hi*art. I liiil f^*n<^iTp 
it tht'U-t \\A\ III: iiii- t'l pri .11 It unto thiin. Ky p'lttin;* into 
artuall prai t|< « tii A jt-i uli ir *Miit nf n li;:i.«ii untl l'iyal*\ to luv 
thi> \< r\ p'li.i'M- III ^.imi- III' iii\ « i-n«urir«*> uiiii'n I h-wi tirr 
tau;:ht tit fthi 1^. a!iil uh'niti I <liii iii« « 'v>antl\ l.iUiur tn •<«ta« 
iili^li \i>M. .1^ )h lull- p hi ir-x-il aL^itn'*t thi* tiii-:i fi^hi'tn^ble 
upo'.iit ili\iiiiiy .iU'I .i!l« ji.iiii I' nt th* a;:* . anil «h*n^i> I 
o!ii>uI<i iii<t i:\\* tliii :!'*r tiit loiniir ijntii*: in tin U ,:inin«: of 
thi^ htti r. iu\ P liu'i'*!! i'A loyalty, ht nun tall t}tim wtui 
ihi-y plia'.i'. It ill u* u-1- ntli^r. I hh -** tii«l. th.iu thi- ii.iturall n^ 
•»'ilt I'l th'" pur* Mil' ••rriip*««i il'i-tiin*' ni :hi- isirht c^ :i'4inr 
<'inirrh I'l I.:i;ji.i:.i iiul th- \ ri-.t I-'* ii. ymi kii'M.i" iiiv n^- 

pp..ii h i-tti II ■»•"■ '••\l'-«l hy tii. I? i^'i-:.. rati'-n nl •• »■• '■ •!«»«/# 

ami l>i\ah^to. \%l..i .:li t!.«:i )• ;! i^mply uith th* n .t*-4i- 
ahi' ill lii.iti'U ••! a Itu : .ii I'm:.' • . '-■ i^ i an ioH w !.<>lli i*>!ii* rmr 
li» thi- w ill "t' .»:■ ■;-!iT|- I. 

1 I.I iu-:j1 \.i '• •:. \\i*]. all ii.\ -f.-ip, t«i .\l!i>ikrht\ < it^'« 
iiiinyaiii ]ii« . •!•■:•. pi i\ i:i«' wi'i. Ill t r\iini ti* fur lli ..\«q1t 
i it'm I III !!.• ( Mill ill <• laiaiiv. p irf lit rn\ lii^ 1\ ■!« \<>!:«iTi4. a« 
I otip|«i«<- It l:ki -Ai-.- :« .t '].* -ri:.i!l : 'iii.^N r -I ■•r?*. "•!•■! i hripr- 
fill !> i:i till n.ifioi. "ti. I? i:r m tv p! .*• iimi :•• •>::• :.^;!.i n ftuch 

.!•« li't «!a:i'l. ! !iil--rt .t'.il }f l[i t!.i u> ilk i.< ir?i«l. !•! rai^- up 

ihiiiit!.*! I.iii. .iTi-i :i!i.ii;\ t.i U-.i! .l-.w:j **i!.i:. u:, i. r ..iir l«*-i, 
appi\in«' 1' ii.'-:- •'|-»:iil\ T.. ?!.. * a^ • t' \ ■■iiu\ *-il*>!ltutr«w 
uii'N .11' -liiiitppiix iiL\ .'Li*!. :•• ni\ .i:.-*!* .ik.i'>.' tp> I'-Ir. in joar 
pri'n ;| !• • .i'. i pr.i« ? i. • - . u !.:. ii p-i-j. r* ?i.i* ni\ pn-^-iit »ay of 
■ij j.l:- a!;- :. %• i \ ii:l!i' «.i- '■• n.i . '•i:.- %• ;r ;* :; •! i .i*i , in .iiii- joVbI 
.111 {p-^^. att tii> «.iii.* ttriii- %• pra;^ aiiil lii-^prai** <^ ■ oniiut; Id 
!li' -ii ^;l*'' '-i *i.i-» JMj- r \'- 1 til ^i ifiii I » nil 


You then (to conclude) who have continued faithfull in your 
trufltB and discharged your conscience*, I doe (as the best re- 
ward you can for a whUe expect) praise and pray for, earnestly 
beseeching God to strengthen you dayly, and to carry you 
through the remaining difficultyes you shall meet withaU, and 
must blame (tho' I pitty) you that are fallen, conjureing you to 
reflect on what you have done, and desireing you to be assur'd 
that I can never have any complacency in your services till you 
bring forth undeniable fruits of repentance. Hopeing that my 
censures of one, as well as praises of the other, will have that 
kindly operation on your eoules which I designe, I doe, with 
much Christian charity and compassion, subscribe my selfe 

Your very loving brother in Christ Jesus, 
Denis Granville. 

BoQoi^Oct. I, 1691. 

[Copy of a paper mentioned in the foregoing, pag. 123, and 
penn'd at Durham by the authour, Aug. 27, 1688, by way of 
reflection on the, then, dismal prognosticks of the times f.] 

Things which portend very fatally to the Government 
AND Church of England. 

1. An universall aptitude in men to receive, multiply, and 
XDagnify fears and jealousyes of the King. 

2. The generality of the subjects of England (contrary to the 
rule of charity) putting the worst construction on the designs 
and actings o^ their Sovereign. 

3. Men's discovering by their preposterous courses (tho' they 

* In tbe Appendix to the Life of Kettlewell, (London, 1718) Num. vi. p. xii, is 
"A Liat of aerersl of the Clergy and others in the Universities of Oxford and Cam- 
bridge, who were thought not to qualify themselves upon the Revolution." Under 
''Dvham " occur the following names, amongst which it will be seen that Mr. Hope's 
ipport : — " Dr. Dennis Greenvile, Brother to the then Earl of Bath, Dean of Dur- 
MB, Archdeacon of the same, and Rector of Easington. Mr. John Cock, Vicar of St. 

Omild's in Durham. Mr. Kendal, Curate of El wick. Mr. Grey, Curate of 

k Newcastle, went into France and changed his religion. Mr. Thomas Baker, 
lector of Long-Newton. Mr. Charles Maddison, Vicar of Chester in the Street. 
Mr. John Hope, Dr. Greenville's Curate of Easington. Mr. Luke Maubum, Rector 
«f Cnyke. Besides Mr. Johnson of Kellow and Mr. Davison of Norton, who after- 
mds oomplied."~£D. 

t This paragraph, and the subsequent passages which are similarly distinguished, 
by being placed within square brackets, do not occur in the MS. copy of Dean Gran- 
vflk's Letters now edited, but are found in the Rouen imprint. — Ed. 

I'JA III \N CiK\%Vtt.lR. 

(Inn' not n\M\\k it witli thtir moiitlKw) thiit th«*y think thrir all^ 
^i:iniM< to till* Kiii^ lU-i-aiiiM* «it* u <iirii'n*nt n*liinont n«it thr 
Kiiiii' thiit it w*»ulii Im> ti» ii |>n»t«'!«tant |iriii<*t>. 

t. An iT)ilu-*trii>U'* I'litli'avour Inr u h*u^ titn<' thn»u|rhcMit \hm 
laiiil to alii'iiatr tin* '<u)ijirt-* atFiftinn frtim thrir Sivi'iniirTii*. 

*i. Tiif "^itirit of |Ni|»ularity ut pn'^'nt vin* univrrmlly n-iLfiiiiit 
a.H to ovrrthn»w many li«ini-t uml ^immI iii«*n. who M^'in AtfrBad 
any lt>npT to <iiM* th*'ir <liity to thrir Kin^r. unci <u't aiYiiniia|t 
t4» thrir |)rinri|»h-f4. tor I'tar f»f lh#» Mnht/r. 

<». An rxtraiinlinary lnn«jnln<-^. hi>th in (*UTtr>' n« vfll m 
C't'iitry, to ili'*|iiit«' aii'l nnlrly to rontfiui with thrir I'niicr, 
nay inMiltiitly ti> inniilt umt him, u|Min thi- I«*^t «U4t-«'<M : mmim 
tiHt a|)|Nir«'nt hv thf i<^<«ui' of thi' latr try all of the I(i^hu|a ta 
Wi-fitminHti-r llall. 

7. Thr iti-h of ilixiiutati'iti. iiitiniti Iv pri'Vailintr in thi* Afr, 
aU>Vf thf •»|>irit of iMvinc r!iarity anti tni«* ctfVotion. mtu rvlj* 
inir t(Mi mui-h on thi-ir ar^ruf-mf-nt^ ami too htth' on tht-ir prmyrrk 

^. Mi*n Uiiii: iiou a:;itatf«l mi*n- than f'\fr })y un intfni|«*r«te 
7va\ apiin*«t ]Ni|H'ry. a** hi'P-totiin* a;r-iin**t fanntii-i^nir. ^hi*win|t 
niurh mon* a\( r^ifin ti» thi-ir ati^frH^iryc** than lo\«- to tht-ir ova 

!t. MiH.t nii'n, <*\*n dixini*^. manifiMinir un fxif-^ivr fi-ar that 
]io]N'ry HJII romr in. an<l yt all thf uhih- m-^Mi-it to Utake 
thi-ni**flvi'^ Ut thf m«M a«»-uri*l nii-an'^ to k««« j» it tiut. t^i wii, 

fi'inttm*/ "If ff" 7' "Of/ '/• m r- fi 'v </#. >j^ti'\»» •./ /*'!.'* I /fit ini*. 

!•» 'l'oi» III »n\ tlyin;; tn iiu|ii-?il'\ uMi- nK-riTi- to |in*M r%f thrir 
ft li:»i"Ti. :iij«l j»n" l.iiiiuiii: hy thi ir .i. 'i'lii-i that thi-y an- n*«>lT«d 
l«» fill* II. riithi-r th;in htt it ;;i^v 

11. rifph- u-inu' tli.'ir ••tn ij;:'ii .unl nuniU r to lirinf? thrir 
Si\inii;rnf i«» t* rnii *i. aii«i i nil* a\<>urin;: hv .ill nunn* |k*wiKk 
t«i f.u't4j/,.Ltn>i him. if I m.i\ U- |«-niiittii| to «|MMk in thr 
iii>rthfm |ihra<M- . 1 m«aii. not tn ha^i* it in hi« {"imfr tn hart 
thim. fithir in tin ir nli;:iiin. la«<-^. \i\f*», or i "tatt^, »huh w« 
in |il.iin Knirii-h. to iinkini: him 

t'ojiy of aii«?h»r i».i|* r. m« n^s.-iu.! ji !"JI ?}. it thi authoor 
J'wMi«»hi''« til ••*.••« till *i. ;■ ■;■ ' . 1- r u }.:•!: *• m.i« • • t:*fin«i hr 
^•nii'. a"* U f«»rf platitl. ami ili<«|iiMil h\ ft hi r». fi-r hf«- knows 
hini««lff piilt\ of no nfhir « i« tor |ir.i( ti«:ri;; !hi« \% r\ fiJluw* 


ing method himselfe, when present, and imposing it on his 
Curates, when he was absent, to be by them also used in his 
parishes: or for other such like unfashionable observation of 
the Churche's rules, and performance of his duty. Which, upon 
strict enquiry into the authour's discharge of his offices, (since 
his first settlement in the north of England,) will be found to 
be true; and may serve to evince, that as hee hath had the 
hard fate to be deposed, for following his Soveraigne into 
France, and sticking to the Crowne ; so nath hee had as hard a 
£Eite, heretofore, for cleaving to his Mother, (and regarding, 
more than others, the precepts of the Church) even to be often- 
times unjustly opposed, and sometimes reproached by his 
brethren (citty and country Clergy) merely for over doing it, as 
they have usually term'd it. That is, in plaine English, be- 
cause his. conscience would not give him leave to omit those 
duties, • which they, and the generality of the Clergy in the 
nation, (I will, and may, now take more liberty than ever to 
speak out) have, to their everlasting shame, scandalously neg- 
lected. And by the neglect whereof (in a word) have betraySi 
ibeir Mother the Church of England, the Head of Reformed 
Christendom; a very odd kind of way to accomplish, what 
people pretend, the support of the Protestant Religion.] 

Directions which Dr. Granville, Archdeacon of Durham, 
Rector of Sedgefield and Easington, enjoyns to be 
observed by the curates of those his farrishes, given 
TO them in charge at Easter Visitation, held ati 
Sedgefield in the tear 1669. 

That the Mattens and Evensong shall be (according to the 
nibrick) said dayly, in the chancells of each his parrlsh 
ckorches, throughout the year, without the lest variation. 

That the houres for dayly prayer on working dayes shall be 
ox in the morning, and six in the evening, as the most con- 
venient for labourers and men of busyness. 

Except asfollotceth : 

On all vigills and holyday eves, as alsoe on all Saturday 
Afternoons, (which anciently were halfe holydays) three of the 
dock shall be the hour for Evening Prayer. 

On all Wednesday and Fryday mornings, both throughout 

|.'{0 |tK\N f.KWMI.I.R. 

Ailvrnt ami all Ii«*nt, ami «m tlu* thrfi* KniliiT iLiyi« in ttich 
KinU-r wii'k. thr hour nIuiH U- iiiiii'. 

On tht' |{i»^-.itiiiii tiavtii nnc liimr at Ii^iit ttirlvrr. bv n««in of 
tlu- iM niiii)>iilatifmH. 

Tliat alwavii att nin<* of th«> rliic^k un<l ihn^* of th«- t-Lvk 
])ray«*r« afoi^iid. iwhi'ii lh«'n* *<hall U* <aiiiif> uiMitiolian' «xrf\ui^ 
of ilfvntinii, rii|uiriTi^ » ;rnMt«-r iiuiiiUt than onliuarr, tvo 
Im-IIh nhall rhiiiH' to iiitirnat<- th«* !<iiii*' ti> ihf in-viiiIi'. 

That ut -*ix of thiM-IiM k imivi-r^. om* U'll only muII ttJI, btinD* 
iiiiiir a qiiartrr fif an hour iM'ton*. 

That tli«n' Oiall U- aUayi - i-atirhi/in^* ofliT thc'Jnd It^*w«i 
on Sundav anil ho|\ii:iy aft< ni'mn**. with •M»nif «'\|ilaiiat:'«n uf 
thi- i 'hiinli i 'al««hi-njr, a!>«T th^- thini t-olhit, LujUrn >»ttr 'Urk' 
/f'«* unh*<M thtTi' U* ^irim- i \|N»^itinii of thf S-riplun* or ru- 
1»rii k«». Minii- |»r»itita}i|f « \h*<rtatioii, «»r iIi*-our«v •/• //wi/'-rr, 

drawn fnuii thf Mr\i f ihf t'hiirrh. or vW* that 4hi* •fil 

artifh-« of rrli;;ion. ^r «-an'>n<*, an* ti» U- n*ail, iiLX«>rdin^ to 

That i»n«* «|turti r ^f an hour U siitliiit nt for «ui-h lAiaauiinn. 
('\hortati«iM. or iliHriiiipM' : and that it !*iiull ncviT rxi^^d Ikalfe 
an hour. 

Tliat on all at*iir<^iiil •Livt-^i whi-n th«n' an* |)riyi'r« at nin«* in 
till- ini>rnin;:, and tU'i )n IN ihiiin'. ihiTi* iiu;fiit to U* ««'inf a«Uii- 


tii'narv • \|»ii«.itiitn i.r di-« •»iir-*- tn ?!.•■ |M^iiilf, ;inii if f* •••i;*Pi 
tlirlnttir \^hiih •■UL^jt Ti»it Im i\i i t-il till- tiiur a|i|ii>int««i U 
tin- • \|ilanati"n iif thf • '.itM l.isiiH-. thfTf -h.ill !■' -. rni'iii- '.n all ftMi\.iIU nr hoUdajf^^ 
lAitpt thiTf Ita :in ll-'Uiily ^. ul.iih *>hall n«it W oftni r than to 
niunti nani i- thi- U-'k. '-r .i-«Mrt thi Kini:'* •u]irfniai \, a«iiTi;nc 
t'l fhf •.iHiin. \\\\u h ni.iv \* rv o innimlinu-ly U- d^ni in •■•mf •/ 
tlir lliinti!\<'« fi'i.t • ii.i: ;: < 'U^lii n. i-, i.r .i^MinM Ih« U«i:i c«rr, 
U in^ ihf \iT\ Hord'i <if thi < hun It whi< h •*• rm<*n4 «hall n«T«r 
t \i i 111 halff an hi>ur. thf M rnioiio. I \t n on >und.iyi«. nhall U- «ht>rtt na«i to 
h.dfi- an h'iur. ul.t n tin p h.i]i]ii n<* any fi.i um ti! ••t1it«'« which 
n^jiiin- It, hut lii vi r tl.f \%^\ •iMii«».*iMni.f i.n.- titth- nf !hi- ••r^u-*. 
i-r \.iri.iMiiii I'iMiii ihi ruhri» k-. ihi* t " K*- hi<Mt ('hri<itnia«, Mt«t« r. ^r l*«ntt<- 
11.-?, With th«ir l«-lii.ill-. :l'» .il*-- wh«n hf k'i^i^ nntm k4 

• N v. lK»l \\.. m»?. • I. j'f.i-^ ,fr. v\ T fc>»c A\^f I Lmt*. tL.-^«» v^vk 
■ • r« *>< f> n- « i| rr«i:f ■• ri niAn-!i-! i tF r I *.ur< h. ••• fi Jf«i*r« thfti \^ j»i4 4 tW« 
• •I ■!•• !t ni Ok«t<t »• \\^%: \\r m -uW rtaitr \*\«'.*t astii tr.« v n |»H tf^^n-r .jtf Uwa 
i[i li.t ■li |l*n■^. )• •'tr 4h<r iii. *••• 'rrt^ui 'I'li . fi*««!«rrv 

* \« l^-", !■- C^Tw n-ip* i r.'\ f ■ ^irmf hmv-Qt It ii t«i ftmrtbJ lb«r Lt««. liottdhv* 


Ember weekes. Passion week, or perambulation or Rogation 
dayesy or other times extraordinary, he shall come downe to the 
desk, (after the Nieene creed) and doe it in a more solemne 
manner than when he bidds the ordinary holydayes at the 
table, makeing a short speech de tempore to quicken the people's 

That on Advent Sunday, and Quinquagesima Sunday, he 
shall doe the like, to prepare the people for the devotion of the 
f(dlowing holy seasons. 

That besides the severall Sacraments at Christmas, Easter 
day. Holy Thursday, and Pentecost, there shall be at lest five* 
other Sacraments : which Sacraments shall be administered on 
the severall dayes here nominated, viz. on New- Year's day, on 
the first Sunday in Lent, on the first Sundays in July, October, 
and November. 

That Easter shall be the time alwayes for the admission of 
youth first at the Communion, who are never to be admitted till 
they have repair'd upon summons to the Minister, to receive 
|Hrivate instruction, on Wednesday and Fryday mornings, after 
service, during Lent. 

That the young people be»confinn'd, after due instruction, 
before they receive, if possible ; but when that cannot be con- 
trived by reason of the Bishop's absence or otherwise, that they 
and their friends be enjoyn'd faithfully to send them to the 
first confirmation whereof they shall have notice. 

That none shall be admitted to the Sacrament till 16 years of 
age, unless the Minister shall see extraordinary cause for the 

That the 39 Articles and canons be read, according to in- 
jmiction. *That the canou about excommunication be read, 
and excommunicates be denounced, according to the said 

That his Majestyes Directions to Preachers be read in the 
congregation, at lest once in the year, which I by mine owne 
anthority take upon me to enjojTie as Ordinary of the place. 

That when Citations, Excommunications, or Absolutions, are 
read, the Curate shall consider whether he may, by any occa- 
sional reflection out of the desk, or from the pUlpitt, improve 
the same to the people, to the deterring of them frpm the like 

* This pnctioe changed into a monthly Sacrament, at the oombostions in tho year 
1C79. [This note and the two preceding ones are not in the MS. copy in Dr. 
Hmter'i collection, now edited, bat are found both in the Ronen edition, and in 
thm MS. copy of the Dean's ** Five Letters," in the Rawlinson Collection (Letters^ 
€7) in the BodldaQ Library.— Ed.] 


132 l'K\N OK\>V||XR. 

<ifiriu*<^ f«>r wh it'll tht* imtvoiih mciitinncd in the Mid ArU of 
(V>urt iin* |»nM*i-«tli>«I upiiiiM. 

That thr <'iinitr<« ilu HUiiimmi the ( *hurch«'mrdi'nji tvicp at 
l<'ai4t lN'tw«vii Vi<*it;itiiiii aiitl Vijtiiati<»ii, ti> rt-ufi ttiid oiiuiiW 
\\\v VJMtatinn ArticK-H*. and t<i f|ui«'kfii uiid AMiAt thtiu in lh« 
dill' ilis4*harp* (»t* tht-ir nfiin-**. 

Thut thf ('unit«' taki-<t a |Mirti(-uIur noti(x> of tin* atMrncp of 
(luin-hwunii'iM fmiii tlir chunh on Siinday«ii and fwttvalLs mad 
nifTiiify th<* Minu* ti> th«- Itii-tor. tlirlr Archdi-iufin. 

Tliat whru thr (*liun-h«anii'n.4 un* ni'^Ii^nt. and nuflFi-r inv* 
pilar iN'havioiir dun-in^ ni\ini- M-rvict', that ht* aiim<>ni«li thfln 
fit' hurh thiir iif^lt>i-t.<«. and vuu^' l\un\ tn ^h* out «it* thrir v-aU^ 
HiinK'tinifTi, ill thr xcry tinir ••!' •<fr\ii-«*, to mind |ii^i|ih' publirklT 
of thrir di'ionltT, and mh* .-hanii- thvm into a ixiui|»iyanrr« if 
luildiT antl ]>rivati* a«hni»nitiiin« |ini\i- iiifffiftuall. 

That thi' ('iiratt' niakt-« i-n«|iiiry ottrntinifsi uf the ^liurrk* 
wanhiiM what |Mrs«inH an- nii k. i>r ih-tain«^i tnini thf rhurrh bj 
anv intinnity, )Mit|i|f U in;: fii-;;Iip-nt to intoniu* thr Miniitcr 
MiluntariU ■ and to n']uir tn thnn arMinlin^Iy, thu' thi-y Ahitvld 
not ^i\'v not ill in UN^int thiiu in rt-tV'ri'iuv to th<-ir '•]iintiaall 
f»tati'. • 

That thrt'uratr nhall lai Siinihiy*'^ and holvlavi^ at k^aill 
(.iliMTM- a (oiirM- nt' ]H>r«iinnII applii-atinn ari'i<rdinL^ tn hi« |«t^ 
nii*«- at Mplinatitin tn thi- •/''.'■» a-* wtll a^ •i«l. \i<*iTintr aft«r 
I!\iiii:ii; iVavi-r nni- laMiily it nut mori nn that aitiiunt. ob* 
M-r\iiiu'. -t** tar an hi- ^hall \v al»l<-. thi- Vi nt-rahh* Mr. (t«^ir|K« 
IlirUrt'o iiiith**il ami ruli-. \** MmT ||kiM' |jri-M nUtl in bis 
•t '..III, try rars-.n. nr ihara- »• r «'I a h"l\ |ini -t .' whi.h U-ik. M 
I ri^ •Miinuiiil t«i all till- < 1. r;:\ in my .l'ari'Mlirti<'n. '^t «!•• I nnirv 
I -.Im i.ill\ !•• in\ t uraTi-. |.»r tli« ir nil* and dirntmn^n •»rtirf to 
tli« rxiiniilarv tli-^har.;*- *'t tliiir Iun< riun. haxiin;: al«av«a 
iiiaili* iT iniin . 

That thi* rurati* -hall n-r^idt r tni|u«r.tly. at liM i-m-r a 
♦juaTti r, what ruhrirk-* ^r tan^n-* )■• ni--* nijh^i«'«l and coo- 
t.inniil liy tin- |i;iri*h«-i;i r*. aipl that h*- di»th U-^i-li-^ thi- •■nil- 
nar\ i-xphin.iTinn **\ tin- •>«r\i-*«- «inr«- a \«-ar, in ••U^ln !!•# tn bb 
Ma|i-»Tyi n hirit ?i..Ti* t.i I'nai hi r-* nadaTt ^f'n^iM■?l: tinit^ tb« 
•»ai<l rul»Mi k^ t.. th« i^^'jiir. that I* til *.4\ . U ?>*n ri !!'.•■ tir*l trr- 
Mil and lir.i!i\.i»r Ur^.iu ii'any ai.-l ^- I'nii *• r^i* t . .-r U fi^n* 
I'F ati« r M miimm. ■•iiiitrni^' il .-la-i-:* rttj'iin 'hi j~al:ii thm 

• Tilt \fti '.« >4 \ I •:•*»» m »'.! Ir ,sri »' •>^a.«1 »i Ik«-. lir%Bi,V l.i 


Bsoally sung) and that he shall zealously (but mildly) stir upp 
the people to the better observation of the same : and that when 
he cuflooyers these public admonitions ineffectual!, that he make 
it part of his labour in private, with personall applications, to re- 
fonne such irregularityes ; and that ne shall frequently, as hee 
can, (when presentations are to be made) make such applica- 
tkms, publick and private, (as shall appear most convenient) to 
the offenders, in order to the prevention of their shame and ex- 
pence, which I desire alwayes may be done without further pro- 
flecation, unless the thing cannot otherwise be reformed. 

That such discourses as he makes about the rubricks and con- 
stitntions may be usually out of the desk, or, if occasion req\iires, 
in the pulpitt, after the sermon ; which I would not have bur- 
then'd often with these smaller matters, relateing only to good 
order, but reserved for more substantiall and essentiall truths, 
as die doctrines of Faith, Repentance, Love, Obedience, Tem- 
perance, &c. 

That lie doth not take notice of the people's breach of ru- 
bridm, or such disorders, in publick, when he can reform the 
Mme easily in private ; unless they are notorious and scan- 
daloQs: in which case he is sometimes to give perticular per- 
sona even publick reproofs, in the very congregation. 

That when there is ground of suspition tiiat the Church- 
wardens will not faithfidly doe their dutyes in searching the 
ale-houses, &c., that he goe out of the church sometimes with 
them, for the more effectuall prevention of disorders. 

Hat he cause the Clark to enq\iire (when notice is given of 
B^)ti8me) whether the witnesses have all received the sacra- 
ment, and alsoe to informe the Parson (if the Churchwardens 
do not) when any excommunicated persons enter the church or 
dinrchyard, to which end and purpose there shall be a list kept 
in the vestry of all persons excommunicated. 

Denis Granville. 

[Ih reference to the foregoing Directions, Letters and Discourses 
the reader is desired to note these matters following. 

First, that here were intermingled, with the above said 
Directions for the Curates, sundry advices for the Church- 
wardens and Parish Clarks, not judged so necessary to be 
printed. These being sufficient to accomplish the forementioned 
end of their printing, (p. 124) and convince those Clergy (and 
others) who would not allow the authour tp bee worthy of his 


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world, that what hee writ he believed to be such truth of God, 
as hee did dare scale with his bloud. Which desirable peice of 
charity to the soules of the poor people, who were unhappily 
drawn into perjury, by the powerfull example of their leaders, 
the anthour hath not yet discovered to be done by any, tho' he 
thinks ought to have been performed long ago, (whatever had 
been the issue) to have given right measures to the people of 
the land, while they were staggering, and not quite fallen into 
the abominable sins of perjury, and renoimciuR their allegiance. 
Whidi Christian work, if it had been acted, in due season, 
would, among other good effects, have edified also the Dean's 
flocks, and rendered unnecessary what hee hath said to keep 
those steddy who stand, and to restore those who are fallen, for 
want of timely underpropping. The authour's earnest longing, 
and waiting with great impatience, to have seen such desirable 
fruit of primitive zeal, did detaine him awhile from plunging him- 
selfe over head and ears (though hee had many offers so to do) 
into that deluge which did overspred the land ; thinking him- 
selfe a bad swimmer in such troubled waters, and moreover 
like EUhu, (Job xxxii. 4.) being very unwilling to speake out 
thus boldly, and shame the silence of his elders, till hee had 

E'ven them all sufficient opportunity to speak and write ; tho' 
s boldness and zeal (as may be observed by the way, and is 
before noted) was not leveird, directly, to any but those under 
his own charge and care, (or nearly related to him) to whom 
snck a hearty application, such plain reproofs, even in the very 
Iang:aafi;e of the letters, became so necessary, that hee could not 
in good conscience have wav'd them. And therefore he con* 
oeives that people have ,the lesse reason to be disturbed 

Thirdly, after the authour had made a considerable progress 
in printing the Letters and other Discourses, he was forced to 
iuu£ertake a hazardous journey into England, *Peb. 1689, 
(whereby hee got a small supply of money to subsist awhile 
abroad, without defiling himselfe with an oath of fidelity to the 
Prince of Orange) tha with much trouble and danger, occa- 
sioned him by an impertinent and malitious postmaster, who 
discovered him in Canterbury. Which voyage made it abso- 
Intely necessary to lay aside, till his retume, his designe of 
pdUishing the papers he had penn'd at his first coming over, 
unless he would willftdlv and unavoidably have run his neck 
into a halter, which all know, was the fate lately of a right 
honest and loyall man *. 

* Mr. Ashton. 

Tliinlly. all •^irt-* nl' n ;uli r* riKiv htn-Ky b* iiif.'rni.'i!. !!iil 
thi-f ]i.i]Nr^ an-. .if tiii<* litiii-. flu- innri- |j.i'*!il\ |iiiM:*:.'-i «i!h- 
i.ut jH'li^ljiii;^'. Ui.iu-i- t!j»- .luthiiur hath h.iil tl.i* •.■i!ii;i.. r. aIVf 
a \"*ij i!l^I\.lIl. *"Mj« Ptiifiii- •'!" th-^ iiiliriii;';' • •.'.4! Li- 
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<.iii-«i'i l.iiii. \^ ithoii* any iip'p- ail>>. fir (••ii^'*r •i<l.i\. !:.■;« ju^ixxlr 
uipl h'irii-H\ t«i ''.'./•/« -. I '# '11. r I ••ini"rT th-'ii !■> J.:i!» ^^un• 

<lalif|jk hal! iltcf rli<> itTna-ilH *»i i>I all\ «iM<«|iiy. !»).:•:. rivBT 
nil r< u- tp'tii ih*- ]»r>i\<'k<«l tin ikN •>! tii>- !!• m < ii'\* r:.!i.* r.: in 
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lnliiXi-. h\ h:-* jifi •• lit lr:.ilili. r ••! I»f»- i^ilill;:. 

r<'urThl\ . .ill rh'- \0:>> -h 111 1'. iiiif thi' h<ati*i Mil' rr^ikinir. 
may. in a W'T'I. *i':-!\ t|.« ii.- 1\« •, hit- ),.v\ :,*\'T rLui 
i\jiii-»«i hiiri- III- Ti. i-ri-'in-. il hi- hiii lul:. \fi :'r.j: a 
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l-jiL'hiii>i ith II. aii'I [xvill -iili)'<!- r*i Kifi;: .l.iiiii - J. ha\* rr* 

Iliaitml ^ili !lt ; -ill' i- !.■ i- ha:h !i"! U"\\ th"*i Jir.* i-! riiO- 
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thit .1 wiak .I'.i *i'l |»i! rii..i:..i. .1* ;r.:*. ■•!' -• ;:'-«i a:.'i Api- 
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< hri*'. h\ 'hi? Alri.i«'}.t\ 'i -i wiiii iii ii:.ik< 'hi |---r«-*X 1 rit«r- 
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liirMx an-i li-t;\. :).. h. ii.'- i:. :..»••• iLilij-na't'.:! %i mxnj 

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•<iih'.. •- 1. 1 I i.::lai:.| . t.. ui*. I:t-* ih.- ■■ ..- ' • ■ ' >. ''r rather 

' • ' . .-I tj.i I'lirjA. w h'l itiii »i*:. /• .lit iiii-n- than 

I :i«- .;/::. ..ri'l «•■ riii •iim - !•-• !■;••« rlv. ih\i i;:h a^rn:.** r.'>n-<xj||- 
|. r!i.>?- wi::-'r. iii'j« inln^i M.a! hr*--! uhi-h .in *A.* .iu'hoiijv 
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li'M.. k* .1 •:.• I..*ir-\. ui.i r. !.. •'.. \ la-l all. *;:i'f '•. 


frith the Tcry doctrine, tho' they would not allow his Majesty in 
extraordinary cases a less dispensing power : thirdly the prag- 
maticallness of tho most Common- Lawyers (whose duty and in- 
terest it was, as well as of the Ecelesiastieks, to j 03110 in the 
support of the crown of their Soveraign, the fountaine whence 
all their law did proceed) in endeavouring industriously by all 
manner of quirks, to diminish the King's prerogative and autho- 
rity, even coining wicked distinctions, and raking up obsolete 
laws to dethrone him, (when there were enough of such which 
they would not willingly have revived against the people or 
themselves) nay flying to the reign of an Usurper for acts of 
Parliament to justify and colour over their fullsome proceed- 
ings; as if a dispensing power in tho people was like to be 
found more tollerable than in the King, or that such a kind of 
eopremacy as the multitude contended for, (and which must bo 
either in Prince or subject) is less liable to tyranny, and other 
abases, when it is in the subject, than in the Soveraign. 

These, and the like, perversions of law and religion, did 
cause, the authour professeth and is desirous to proclaimo, so 
much disgfust in his soule, as hurried him over all the difficulties 
and dangers that he met with, in his way to this publication, in 
soch a degree, that the consideration of nis book's reflecting on 
the new Government (which was designed to edify tho people 
within his own province) hath pushed him on, instead of deter- 
rinf^ him, to send it forth into the light, (committing it and his 
reputation to the mercy of a ffratious God) amidst a crooked and 
perrerse generation, which nee is willing should leame thus 
much by his boldness, (or fool-hardiness as it will be iK)8sibly 
termed) to wit, that God hath given him (among a multitude of 
infirmities) the grace not to be afraid or ashamed to do his duty 
or discharge his offices faithfully, whoever may be rebuked by 
the doings thereof; and that hee is sure, hee had done neither, 
if he had not, as hee hath done, deliver'd his soule without 
flixncing, in such plaine and intelligible language, at such a 
JBDCture, as to allot everj'thing its right epithet and appella- 
tion; giving the verv names of Rebellion and Usurpation to 
what hee was perswaded in his conscience deserv'd such deno- 
fliinationa ; ana that are so, (even rebellion and usurpation) if 
ffw there were such things in the world. Yea, such a llc- 
faeOicm and Usurpation, that no good Christian can, hee is also 
Mtiified in his conscience, joyne in the first or uphold the later, 
md consequently that no body can receive the Commimion, 
vxthoQt injniy to his soule, in the use of those prayers, which 
my for the maintaining of both; since hee that receives the 
bl^i^d iSupper ot the Lord, in the office of any Church, sets his 

M-uIt* to ull thr corrupt if »IH tliiit an' « npt into thut Thurvli. and 
(ioth, in a hi^ht-r niuiiniT. pntfuni- <ifMl\ •»;u*riil Nairn*, l>y u«in|C 
thut holv oniiniinrt' to >o iin|)ioui iin <*n«l, in* tu U-^ of Itud )»r 
vrrtui' i»t* hin Suviniir*!* UmIv iiud Uoocl. tk<* <Ufitnii-tiiiu of hu 
Liwfull rriiin-t than h<*«* that Kin*Iv HWji-am ulh'tn^n*^* tu an 
UMirjMT ; ^hii-h vi'l, hy thr way, wh«M«\rr cIim-w, Irt him un* 
(irrHtami) (hitii in u nmnnrr, ahjun' \\'m luwfull SiVf-rni^. 

Which i^ a rav n\' runs4i«iii*r uhirh thi* uuthnur will, in 
(tiMl**i nanii*. ii'iW vi-iitiin' h«-n* |iuMirkly to ili^-iili-, ;» hi* kalh 
i«>n^ ••iiii-t' tliiin* t«i <Miiiii- ill |)ri\at«'i and |»tit hin nanit* t«i th«' clr« 
i-i>inn. whati'MT i-iiiii*^ lit' it. *>iii('f ikiUnIv i*1m.' hath ili*nf wi, fitr 
thr Hiikf ot'th<K«' many thiiu*<iiiil<« tit' Miuh*^. uii«i«*r hi** auth«»ritT. 
in thi- 'liiriofii' Ti'iii<« Ih-Imh^^mi,^ Ui thf An hili-ui«in ami iKanr of 
I)iirhaiii; uliiii«.t' n«'ii r,tii ih iiy hut that ht««' hath a«all tniia 
<f<Ni to takr I an*. .\\v\ f-*iii-i« «}u*'nily tu undfrtaL*' thi^ tiithcult 
proviiHi', -iiu-i- hi.UhIv «-Ni- »l.i*. \\ ho. it" thry an* ni*t fiatUliM 
uith tii<* iuiiL:fii«'i;t in tlii^ ]» irfii uLir. \ihi<-h a^ inair on th*y fiuiT 
r-ti-f-nir it, i«ill y« ' h««' tr«i-t-. in ntrn-ni-t' hi n*ti», U- I'ouud 
nrthiMlt>\ MiiL'ht til iith<*>ilT. .i<« It riin«-i nif«i th«-ni, •mim- ahlf-r 
('a-ui'<f. Mithiiut Ih iiiu' "M.inti. .11 ht n tutMn* in *iiini«' fith«*r^» 
with IriLrhtlull ri»:i«rt^|u. li .««.. .iilniirii"»t» n-*! hy thr uni\t-r^litr 
ot* thr ilrti^'tiiiti. .in*! ^ui h Lk>- «-iin<*iiii-ratiiin<i ; to wit, "••/•'^ 

Fitr it* it \m' a wip'lt *"iii ti-i'i* ul.i !i i" ni uniiii' ii<I<^i, hy the 
aiithi'iir. t«» thi ir rh"ii'.-l:t-. i? i.iT.i.'t. hi- it «urr. i!i tl.i* finilti* 
"•i.Mi jiri-lu« r ill I If'i !■» !-• U f' J- !iV 'l i"t" AipI hi- )» ir» |unlon, 
il* !ii- i.i:iii-«t ji.\,jil. u.'ji l.;:i.-« li.- ti. jii-li:*' tin- Ia*? n«ittU 

I flrrti !.t !-■ 111. :i- r:..i"« T" l'". ili-l ll.iti;;* -italiil. Tof ht* 

nj.iLi •* n'»«l"iil.». I. lit f::.iJ :!.• ■I.:.!"i.*^ ::i Ijijj.iriil niu*t Uoicim* 
I iiiptx . an 1 tl.f .ilvi!'. tl.iii. »Vi . I- I !• i.i* N.\i r.iiu'n i* likr !•» m*- 
tiirri i«» Wl.i*. Ij.tll ; ..I 1:1- ii:.\»..:r!.\ ■»ll.).^! ihi iftri!«r rr- 

• ■:it. r iii" l»'.iiMr\ *. *:!. •■ j»-|-Ii'- l-\ ilt\ .k!.-l .tlh ;:i,i:>. . • ^n 
II' M r In !i»:irty ti» Mi.i* l'r;:i.' l-.r wii-m t'.. \ iln ip.! h*. 
|»r.i\. An I .1- (irt.iii.i- it i-. t:..i! I-"I»'« • »m iii\«r hiartily 
|n.i\ t I i:.i:i la^tl'iil l'ri!.ir. -^i i'-:;^* .i-^ ?'.• \ 1 .iii nuifitilf* 
th« iii^ U« ^ T. I t! i- il. \. .!;..!.■» \i 1.:. il .IT' *'.'Jiir.!\ i:itn-i* 1!< u*i\ 
t\i:i .1! »•.. \-r\ « . :iiiiiJn.,.:i iaM- . .i:.l :*i r.tij.ti«-ii i-l' t5.«« 
1I«»1\ M\ -•« n- ^. ••!!• I'ii lip tii ll'.i\iii IT th«- j.n-j-iit\ i.f 1 i« 

• iii-inii " .iii'l »h !-•*• r » ;.i n t-i .til -.i^ . A •• ■•. n ti.i \» r\ ai I ..f 
«*iiiiii!iiii.ii .iTiMu". *h'.' t !'.• y li'. 1! I..: »;••. •!.. :r ii.- -ithi^ at iinr 

• •llnrtiiiii 1 i-r l'\ l!i.i! *.r»'l .1. • •: •':...:-. v.i* >ai ram* nt. 
a- wi II .1* ?Ki- oth« r. )•• ;l:j .1 -M .lit !•.. \ li. .1} j>r-\t III' thr m h«fb* 
in w n iiL'i"ii- - 111 111- •■!' •'>!»"• ri*\ . • \i !* .'I ti.r \f r\ iii«;;rii aoJ 

• \ h 


performance it selfe of deposing, keeping out, and extirpating, 
if it were possible, the rightfull owner, and his posterity. 
Which, to be done by the people that pretend to retaine in 
their hearts love for their banisht King, the authour conceives 
no better than a mere gally-moflBrv of religion. And that if 
this be not halting betwixt God and JBaal, he knows not what is. 

But what talk, noise, and disturbance, these positive con- 
closionsy contrary to the genius, and current of the times, may 
occasion, he is sufficiently sensible ; as hee also is, that the pre- 
vention of men's talk would be too dearly purchased bv the 
loss of his innocency. The Deane, then, would have all re- 
member, that hee hath already declared, that the thoughts of 
mortality, and a more serious preparation than ordinary for an 
other world, hath incited him to go through with the attempt 
in hand, to the perfect imburthenning of his conscience, and 
that he dares not any longer, (in such perillous times) trifle 
with God and his some, putting off a work of so high import- 
ance from day to day. 

Hee is not apprehensive, that reproach, or opprobrious words, 
will create any disturbance to him in the grave ; but comforts 
himselfe that an act of virtue, and christian charity to the soules 
of his countrymen and fellow-subjects, (as he believes without 
any doubt this to be) will have a sweet odour and edify the 
livmg when he is in the dust ; and contribute to the increase of 
that felicity and glory, which hee hopes to attaine by the assist- 
ance of God's grace and through the all sufficient merits of his 
Saviour Jesus Christ, who teaching him by the mouth of his 
Apostle, in the New Testament, to Iionour (without exceptions) 
hk King, as well as feare God; as the Holy Spirit doth in the 
old, that he must not run with a multitude to do evilL And being 
thus taught of God, he is (without regard to humane 'policy, 
leam't by the precepts of men) firmly resolved (by the aid of 
the Holy Ghost) to endeavour to persevere, as well as he is able 
in unblemish'd loyalty to his prince; and by the uniforme 
practice of that pure and imdefiled religion, which hee hath ever 
profess'd, to keep himselfe unspotted from the world : being as 
willing to sacrifice his reputation and life as hee hath his pre- 
fennent, to maintaine that righteous cause he suffers for, and 
for the common good and true spirituall advantage of his 
Christian brethren and fellow-subjects (rightly inform'd or de- 
hded) in the three Kingdoms. For whom he is more heartily 
ooncem'd and griev'd, (considering what an unsupportable load 
of guilt and misery they lye under) than he is for the loss of his 
Which is all the authour hath in his mind, at this instant to 


140 DEAN (flL\NVllXB. 

u<lvrrtiiM* till- n^ador of: isivitifr thut hv hath encUmTcMir'd all 
u ItMi)?. M> fur iiH he c*<iulci, with ti(k*iity «nd justice to thr c-aiMr 
hv ciwiuM, uiul x\\v other hev oppiweat to Avoid unrhrintiAii rr* 
nnnu'hcii iiiid hit in;; oxprc-i^Hiont ; he hiniM*lfe never dc*iightuiy 
111 hitter uivti-tivt r«, not likinj^ them in othen.; 


Mil.l |>Ko (tl.DkU. 



No. I. 


Ist Having only a monthly Sacrament, when it is expressely 
injoyn'd by the rubrick to have one at lea#t weekly. 
2ndl7. '^^ omission of the second lesson, and sometimes the 

Elms, when there is a funeral, and taking in the psalms and 
on for that office, which ought to be us^ also, without the 
omusion of the other. 

3dljr. Using part of the Visitation office for the sick, in the 
Cathedral, which the Church only designs to be done in the 
sick man*s presence. 

4thly. Baptizing children on the week-days without any 

Sthly. Observing a Vigil or Fast, and using a collect for the 
feDowing Festival, when the Church appoints none. 

6tldy. Observing the Vigil on Sunday, when the Holiday 
fiJU on Mond^, which should be observ'd tfn Saturday. 

7thly. The Priest that officiates, and the Sacrist, ordering the 
bread and wine, for consecration, at other times when not ap- 
pointed by the rubrick. 

Some of these breaches may seem to be but of small moment, 
bat vet however they being oreaches of our rule of conformity, 
our Conunon Prayer-Booke, to which we all give our imfeigned 
anent and consent, must needs be (as I am sure I find them) of 
very bad consequence. For when the bounds are once broken, 
and such breacn authorised by the Cathedral Church, (which 
should give law to the whole Diocese) it must needs give a 
great wound to the uniformity of the country. 

Some other omissions and irregularities, which I conceive worthy 
our consideration^ in order to the rectifying of thetn. 

lat. No sermon on Ash Wednesday, nor on Gk)od Friday 

* TUi paper is withont date, bot the Editor places it first, as it js no doubt 
sior to Bishop Cosin's Visitation of the Cathedral in Jnly, 1065. It b through- 
in GranfiUe's handwriting. 

1 M 1»: \N (.K\\\ II IK. 

iiritluT, •»i>in«'tiinr'», mlii-n';i?« tin n* wi-n* «*niion4 hon-t^^fMnp in 
this rathiilr.iIL mi nil WiNlni'^Mlay!* unil FriiLiv*. thniii;*h«Haf 
I«4'iit ami AfUfiit, iiminlin^ tn tlu* i*xaiii|»li- ufnur )!• tn*i»»l:ran 
riiiin-h of Vi>rk, and ^miic othrr <\itlii*iiralU in Kiitrl^ncl 

•Jinlly. Ni» i»niyt r* I'mf f-rvaiit* in tin* rath*<«lr.ill mt mix a 
rltM-k iii» Siiiwiav!* aiiil Utilyclay*, wIh-m ihi-n* an* a jm-atrr 
nuiiilKT than onlinary ili tairif<l at hmiif. :*-A|Hx*iall\ in tLt- timr 
of Ki*^iili'n«'«'; to 4lri"«M* ilinnrr. an<i whni |mni|i1i* ha\f a {^n'alrr 
o)>li;r*ttioii than on iith«T ilay** tn U* at |>rayfp«. Tlii^ i* «<iEiilnNl 
at 'to my kiiowlftl;:!'. l»y -iim' jM-^ipIi', Imth in thi' ti»»n ami 
roiintry, and iu(i:;M vrry tinan iMintaMi'. 

•iilly. Pcopit**! makiiiu^ tin* <'hiirih u 4*oin moil thnm^hfair to 
iwrry luinl* ii-*. 

■Itlilv. Walking: in tin- ^'Imn-h aiul riny*tfr», i'V»»n on Sua* 
day*, in tiin*- «>t' lh\iii*- •«• tmh. anil niakin;r miirh m>i«t-. manj 
limi'*. to iln- ;:r« at di^tiirlum*' nfil. 

.'ithly. HiiVH |»l.i\in;: \iry riid. ly in thr (*lfiy«Tfr» r*n Sun* 
daxf*; anil Mimitinir** <*ii «<tlii-r iiay« {ilayin;; in tin* \ir\ (*hurrh 
it ^ll'. 

•ithly. Sliivinl\ U h.i\l«»iir **f -•nii* Titty r.4n'»n*, in <sttin|f 
on thi'ir d»««k*. with thi ir hark-i'li- tow.inU tin- «iuin'. 

Tthly. Siii;;ini:-imn •M-liliini wi.iriii.; thrjr p»Hn« ii:i«irr thrtr 
Hiir]ilii-i*^. ami U'th Ui^^aiid **iri::in;»'-iiii n wiarini* *ur]dir«'<« m» 
iiaM\ and dirty thit it -^w*^ iiiui h «ij!iiui' to |»^«|»N'* 

Thi-»f an* tliiriir* t^r whi«}i I. in thi- i \*^-t]tii»n I'f my oIImv; 

h« ar tin t'hiiri}i imii !i nfliiti^i i.n. .11. d thi-n t^ri- think mvvlf 
III « ••:i-M Hill I U«:i;id l.iiii()>i\ u* tt ;iili r tl.i in tti yi>'ir 1 •>ri*idi ra* 
tiiin. thi p- Im iiii: '»'• I'pUriiiry th.i?}i inun* inrtiruUr 
na-"ij ti» d'n ••• thin in\ -It'. uK.. ijn -uffi-r mmdi hi ndi«' is 
till- n«mti»rt.ilili- I \i tiitii»ii «.l' iii\ "tfi't 

l^} \l^ <tK \N\ 11 I IL 

• l»r lliMr« '• •••••.♦ !■ Hi.». p !.»•:•.•. Xi.i'Vi 'i \f. i.« -f xY^ I7!k Jul*. IflU^ 

r. j-rti'!.** ■ •■ fi',. •! -•inri'<cn.< II \ %*• »w^ii ^im '..^^l •.« \|r thaiw. — | 

|ffu*.! 4MI-.!- ^ * . .r .:nit.! *\try.i**»%" Ifi.r.Sf M**** II Rfk U »a4 I". 

1. '■?*.-» I h.f '.» . 


No. IL 

The Answer of Denis Granville, M.A. Prebendary of 
THE First Stall, to the Articles of Enquiry exhibited 
BY Bishop Cosin to the Dean and Prebendaries of the 
Cathedral Church of Durham. 

JuLT 17, 1666 ♦. 

Ik answer to your lordship's Articles of enquiry exhibited to 
the Deane and Prebendaries of the Cathedrall Church of Dur- 
ham, 4c., July 17th, 1665 : viz. 

To the 1st, concerning the fuU number of those persons whoe 
are to be susteined in the Church : the 2d, 3d, and 4th, con- 
ccmiiifi; the Deane : the 5th and 6th concerning the Prebenda- 
ries: the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, concerning the yearly officers of 
the Church among the Prebendaries : the 11th, 12th, 13th, 
Mth, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, concerning the Minor 
Canons, Clerks, Ministers, and other officers of the Quire : the 
20th concerning Divine offices : the 21st, 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th, 
26tli, concerning the fabrick and repaires of the Church : the 
27th concerning the Evidences, Charters and Muniments of the 
Church: the 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, concerning the letting of 
lands, manners and tenements, keeping of residences and hospi- 
taKtie, expending the monies appomted for charitable uses and 
making accounts : the 32d, 33d, concerning keeping of Chap- 
ters and registring of Acts there made, with Acts of V isitation : 
flie 34th, 35th, concerning the better provision for Vicarages 
and appropriated churches : the 36th and 37th concerning of- 
fenses and crimes of ecclesiastical cognizance : as also the addi- 
tionall Articles, — I have nothing more to say at present than 
what I said formerly in the answer which was delivered to 
TOOT lordship by Mr. Deane, Augt. 21st, in the name of him- 
adfe and each of the Prebendaries. 

Denis Grenvilb. 

* The trtidee of inquiry which Bishop Cosin issued on his Visitiktion of the Catbe- 
ini ta 1666 are not exUnt in Hunter's Collection, but a tolerably accurate idea of 
tkflv nature may be derived from the Bishop's ** Comperts and considerations " npoo 
Hk answers given in by the Dean and Chapter, in their corporate capacity. This 
rib— «tfiiitic paper will be found in the Appendix ; as also the Visitation Articles of 
IfBS and 1668, and a curious memorandum of Bishop Cosin, concerning the priti- 
kgm oi the Church of Durham, which have been preserved amongst the Hunter 
l&S. They are documents of considerable interest. 


144> nr.AN C.R\N\1I.LR. 

No. III. 

Lktikr krom I)fmh Okanvii.i.f. AKriiiii \(fiN or IhmHiM. 
M» Imu* Hasirk*, n.I>., Akiiiih. \it)N or Nokiiii miii:&l%!ii>. 

Nnv. 7, |r,74. 


ijcf RK. Whether thi* rhiM of a ]MT«iin ixminiiiiinirate f«»r f«»r- 
liitMtinii, uiitl t'uiitiiiiiin^ olMinate. uithmit the lea*it n-in«ii^r, uc 
hlieW of re]M-TitaTire. th*- ^Aul rhlM h* illj: \m»ni ilurilk}; the 
o!>**tiii:iiy, whii )i niiihr'* tlie ]i.irentt an iM-atheii't aiicl pulJit^ 
whether the chlM IliaV Ui- h:i]iti/ifl liefon' the puniitii' n^-vio- 
4*ih*iiieiit to the rhurih? I rtMiKe it atlinimtiii ly. lIi*v«-«fT, 
I ch*«iire yoiir Utter j>i4l;:iiiifiit. 

Yoii will Mv, Sir, in the iiii IiimiI letter of one of the t'learirT 
of my JunMiii tion the ra«M- inup- at hirire. Ilee •iiiji|Mn«^ It ibie 
Kinie caM* witli the rhild of an intidell. or |Ki^n. «ht«', Uinf 
out of the \Ki\r of tlie Thiin h, eannot intith* th* ir thihinn, br- 
fore thi'V tan an-wir I'^r thini-^tUeA. to Ha|»ti«nie. I mm nov 
hui*Mlv em|»h>yeil to ri*|i;iy the <l« ht whii h 1 o«e yi»u and «hick 

I re-nilve to «li»f hy the anni'^tani i* of <ii*l on NiintLiv ntnie m^h'* 
ni^ht. Wheref«ire I ]h-^ {kirditii if I iitnie not in |M-rvjn. i*%r, 

* A iMltvr of Riium lli«hn|i M'fl' n m%* Lit rvU palma. Kpn« ikw fm4a^ 
hr rrmii«i fitrfh ilf«i^in'« anil |-rir«l'« iir%lrM. «i.J tHvam* hi« rK«|-Uin. wtUaC W «•• 
Itiih'ii fif Iji-bf.rl.l Mr. llMin- ••Tiim|«r. r>l Li« |«lnin v^«rn )^ vm |«r*^HiC«i4 !• 
Uii' M^ tif iKirtiam. ftnil «•• •••Kar^il In (.1:1. ir. liOfi tn t)i« K«viiin n# l^u i» tfc_ 
Iti If 41) hf hi\ Ihr I'lcr*** '*f I* 1> ti'MfirrKt kh K.h. mt I «n ^r.tffv. ht ■■■■riili. «■! 
«K« ■(.••rlU ftft>r«ari« iTti-«ir|'«.r«tfil :ti Ihi *«:i r »• Oif rl K)»«t «Li ^ t.a« W «•• 

II ftilr ( LaplaJii ii> «>nliri«ri I • K'i>( < i.jrlr« I |:. IM4 Kr «»• »||-tr.t^ Irr^Jaafv^ 
of N>>ff1liunilirrUn«l. ftiiJ In |l>4*t «a« intutlnl In O^ R^viiTi '4 Manko^. •• Ab 
I rr^ntAfinii ••! kinf < '> vl* • I < *n it^ Kftdkinc ••ul •>/ ll«r krWl.»i«i U vm i 
lirril. t-litiiJirrai. aii-l ••hlicrtl !•• (!•• Ihinnff tli' t ivrj^l**!?! r.# «•• an *tij*. 
U!Hlrr«fril ni»iii KaniiKi|-« iii Li* *r«ir!t in Kur'f- . ^ina «r.d f^irvtit.* 11* 
t«mrrJ In |<r t>«ot'' tt.« ilmlnrM^ ff ihr t hur«h '^f y.r.gymrM «itrv*««v bi 
M r. :•( IT, 11 .. i,« t..aii«- IV r.«->r aI .4>V4 H^ft.iw \t rt.r R"«t rv'jim W W*i 
In Af ! * r^ . T! • Hi. •. r« • --I '•f*! ' I* •■ ' I £^i»*. . f* ft .: •?« anr^.tk «Ia1 
I»r lUi:rt |.f. • *...! I •r ■: l .1 . • lu-ir*: H»r?i. ■; fr v ||- s 1. 4 //• Wm^ 
W#a-{ %'' ti*.i*tS v-.i *. «a* ■**>r«tr'« | •■' :-•(.••!, «.'h ••i-r*. |«f*» '..Ar* tf l^ 
iLtti-if • t.'*. Mt-t Ml • iTr»>f ff II. «i.;. «.it'tr tl.« ■,!»•« 1 fi'.« 4 Ik* i»K^4 lf«a*t 
rtfil >f*trk^ 1,^'tfi H«>* I* 7-*^ II- *■■ B*^' ''^ •«*'■« .f •.!•*«. 4*wY tr^-t* •■! 
(iii.^>«.r«r« III >'..r«l 1.**.'! 4ki |t,7i. kf,,| i/i «. .1 «^s ».«.«wt! 'ii th* I aC^^prf 
« iikri h «ftrl. uiui'f « •t-rt« « L ■ h *ir«r« iLr f.-.. «i ( ::.».rt.*k-. I*^p«if«« Ul 
llaitrr. > 1 I' \»^ ti \ fr.un.'r f -.'n .n . m .■•■ t.-* .\ rrf^c m^jg. 
i »i :• l:i. ■ AtAT'l* ll:.> • • ,ui f.! rn.i.! I .' : . i^f.^S |t« |> u \%T^ 
\* a-lAt. lua fiti I 1:i««« 1% II l>iut tij* tfWi ii>«u.»>r«.t |«ff Jr 
I -.11. 01 


I heartily beg your prayers in reference to the pulpitt, and in a 
multitude of other respects, for really, Sir, I am badly treated, 
wherof you were a witnesse yesterday. It was harsh language 
I received to bee accused of writing untruthes to the Bishop, and 
of being quarrekotne. As for the first lett your owne children, 
my brother * and cosen Basire cleare me. I never writt any 
thing to the Bishop but they have seen itt. And for the latter, 
it is the injustest calumny in the world, unlesse I was quarrel- 
some in asserting the honour and priviledges of the Church in 
the buisnesse of my latie odious arrest. If I must be esteemed 
contentious because I will not betray the priviledges of [the] 
Church and church men, I will continue soe (by Gods grace) 
whilst I breathe. And if I will not consent to have a slur cast 
upon my very good lord of D[urham] (to whom I have parti- 
cular obligations) I must be' accused tor seeking an occasion of 
quarrel, I cannot helpe it ; but recommend my cause to God, 
whoe knowes the integrity of my heart in this particular. 

Sir, I humbly beg your countenance and favour in reference 
to our contests in the Chapter. I will never maintaine any 
• cause but what is honest. You see they are cruelly sett against 
mee, and soe prejudiced, that I cannot have credit witn the 
D[eaii] in anv thinff I say ; when Mr. Neile f and Stapilton J 
(and some others of the same latitude of conscience) speake 
nothing but what is authentick. Begging (in this great ex- 
epciae of my patience) your prayers and benediction, I rest. Sir, 
yonr most iaithfull humble servantt, 

D. Grenville. 

To tiie Re?. Mr. Archdeacon of North- 
unberUndy humbly present these. 

(hdorsed ** Durham, Nov. 7, 1674. From Mr. Archdeacon of Durham : L The 
of baptizing the child of parents excommunicate. 2. Elenchus about the In- 

Basire, Esq., LL.B., Official of the Archdeaconry of Northumberland. 
He WIS Dr. Basire's eldest son, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Bishop Cosin, 
nd was therefore brother-in-law of Dean Granville. At the time of her marriage 
ike was the widow of Samuel Dayison, Esq. Mr. Basire succeeded his step-son John 
Ikvison as keeper of Frankland Park in 167. 

t Grandson oC Richard Neile, Archbishop of York. He was an attomey-at-law, 
md Umler-sberiff of the County of Durham by patent. He was engaged in Bishop 
Coiin's serrioe after the Restoration. He lost his place of Under-sheriff for his share 
h Dr. Granville's arrest, as already mentioned in the Introduction. He was after- 
wards of Pleasey Hall, co. Northumb. and Sheriff of that county in 1687 and 1688; 
was knighted in the latter year, and died in London, March 3, 1692. See Snrtees' 
Hist Durham, vol. i. Gen. Hist. Ixxziz. 

I Miles Stapilton, Esq. Formerly Secretary to Bishop Cosin. He, as well as Mr. 
Nd*, was mmmoned before the Coundl for being a party to Dr. GrannUe's arrest. 


I IH hfin i.k\>\ii.i.k. 

Nn. IV. 
Kkom tiif s\mi: m Isi\r IUmrf, KMi. 

Si. Tbi-oia** cUt. IS of Ibc ciork la IK* »v«. 

My i>f\k HR'nifKit. 

TlllH 4'i>iiii'-i til iii«|iiip' with all -<-ri<>uM)tiiM*. whithiT \i*u and 
yi)iip« an- alix*- :iit<t \«« II, t}i:it I iii:i\ li:ivf IN r;i«itin till yikiir ar- 
rotint tn itr.iiM' <iiMi ill \iHir Inli.illt-*: a« I h(*|M' tli;it \i*u «iU 
<iii«* ill iiiim-, :iii<l th«- U ii.ilii- lit thio h<iii«-^t tainily. Whil*'^ ve 
wi'i-i' tiM'liti;: l.iot iiijlit. t<Hi mil' It iii<lfi«l for tht* tyiiu*. a tiinr 
fit' (l.iiii^iT uml th«- (l.iv .1 it.i\ I it lit- vi»t hill it iilr.LMii ii*ftl that 
till* wiiitl hicw «liiuiii' Slio-M-'n «-}tiiii)NT, till- nml* rhruthizi^ the 
Very ImiI tLit on tin- tl«Mir. /' /«* w/< /.iN./.n/i'M, f« I^'HUHmm 
I'iiifift Hf*r, IIuil Pr. Itn-viiit *, uii«l ],m prhI la«ly itiitl A«c«i 
rliilil Im<«'Ii at h«>iiii'. thi-v ami t)tt ir wlmli- t'uiiiily. with iiit^* thrir 
'uml your) uiiwiirth\ Mr\.int. h.i<l Utii in all |in<lMhility hurried 
into annthi r world. Tor it h.i}>]M m^l jU'«t ahmit thr houn* thai 
thi* whoh- t'.iiiiily Uoiiall\ a"^-** mliliil t<i;r thiT in that na»mc in 
(•nhr to •Ninii- di vntioii pn (Mnitury to tl.i ir U^d. I ««• tluit it 
Mas a ^'imhI .iii^i 11 :iii>i .1 kind I'ro^idiint' that rarri<<«l tkcn 
au.iv, and wlmli k< |iT Mr. < 'i.iT.t • ijoir iVuni aftiptinir the 
ii\ility whiili th* \ di^i^'.-'d l.ini. tin \ allottinir thai %rtj 
ihainUr !<>r hio u^- aini iiui\ thi ^iim ^'ill w;if«h ovi-r u« all, 
anil in^ai;*- u^ to ni.iki- a iluf ri/tirM- to lliuviii ti*r !»u< h |»rp- 

* l>«ni*l llriiint «a« '^fr«i m ih. .•'.«*^.l > f Jrrwi . in \tl\f». r«i»>-altf«l at tW ftv* 
tr«taiil itiUrKr ••! NAUHiur i!> Kr»ri>-«-. ki •! Aftrr«M«li 'fcmnir frii •« nf Jf««t ( «Alf:g«« 
(I|l-r1 II) •MKtlAbii'h .■ik..«Va;vl « | -. -u* sr.-J >> ««4*<i ( ■ af> bmMi. »n4 ■•■ 
nin«ri,ijrfiri« ft vuffrfrf liunn^ llr ••,! r tim>« xf tK<- <ir««l K«*wili>in 1CW«M^ !• 
tsftr ll.r f rrii.iii/ }f mh% ••■-lijr«i t . ill fr-n-. Kii o*iliffv. »rMl tftkirc r^fn^v m fpwi^ 
l.r 'iri^ti • ■hr |<««ri>r i-f • i*p- 'i «*A-| ■• ' fr« call in in N'-rm«i«Jy. «b«rr k# ff«^MMi4 
liM ir< K.ifraii II Mr ««• I'.r ».»... I •r>4-i<!arf •! thr I. ttA:; an IKriMB 
( «ll..<|ral. ' I < : ar:*« II . •# /# ri'«./# {i, |Mi| )i. «•• 'r««tr«! |l |l •■ C»tft«< 
Kr.ii I'l |f.;i| «»• aifiiM-.rfvi |k«i. -f |..*>.'i-I>i )h lira infrrm! in Ijn- <.>lii ( af WAll 
i.T.Srr a •!. ».c •;•'. •»..• i"». -t ».. •. Hrrr 111 fh t^ir ><••)« ••# llanicl Hf«ai»l. |l pL 

Ulr |»>«n if iir I af- .••p«. ( ■ 4f !! f |. •■• |-.. «»... .). |.«rl..i :K • Mat lh« It^ 
\ii.|.. |k.. Ii-i.'i a^.-! ;•• / «4r# ir£<r» .' ''.r r«« (f.-rd/. a. #i / r.f l,«n ii « ia* 
Mr*. Ilri 1 .t I • .»i !!■• ar »• r k .•'■!■ ! u- 'irr a i->m*i •(■ tir ih-4* n^ r-Sr«l - ■ ■ ||««« li 
It.' • <l \ -r llrtt-r.i •*.«>«.••« I |»r llr*«ii.i i«ir Ik-an <■! Uoii-la vha 4». 
J »r»r»i u? f *»!;•. I. N i •'•:. I7'-" *'•• 7'*"'' »'*r ■ * >*** •!» 

|»p ll-Ti -t ■ in. if-a. « Thi «.«v I P., \li«frn f t'.r K mn^ Hmm ^4 afmm 
Sr 'S Haul amt Nan »m ( at (>•! r. r t},# i,«« «a«i nf >«r«w-r «kir4 l««f< »•• tS 
Kiimc- intU rr| rr«rnl««l a04i rr<»t««i . aiiil. 3 TW« ( hri»;Mii .Na»fmwot aftrf i^ioiAHk 


servatioiL If this comes early to disturb your rest, and provoke 
Tou to a like devotion, 'tis noe more than my coat will justifie, 
bemg an act nether unbecoming the Christian nor Divine. And 
if wee doe aU in our several stations betake ourselves alitle this 
morning thereto, it will be noe more than our dutie doth oblige 
us to ; to make amends for the unseasonable vanity and airy- 
neeee of last night. The man, (not to say the master) was a 
litle more merry than iHsey (it must bee confessed) considering 
the then threats of heaven, and both peccant in spending any 
part of 6oe sacred a day, in juvenile and light divertisement, 
when a Letany had been much more propper. A subitaned et 
ttwprwMa morUy libera nos Domme. 1 will leame hereafter, 
what ever my man doth, some* of your last night's gravity, 
(which, upon serious and second thoughts, I cannot condenme) 
which in good earnest, as this time proves, (a time of common 
calamity) rebukes the Archdeacon, with his Archidiaconall (and 
EjriscopeJl) servantt, for not keeping the very mirth, where 
tney are present, within its due bounds, when either of them, 
by their present circumstances, have particular obligations 
tnereto. Here you have my confession, let mee have your ab- 
wJution, as you have my praise. And I doe promise you that 
I will endeavour to keep nereafter my selfe, my company, and 
my man, from any such irregularity and excesse, which, by the 
mueasonablenesse, (though not otherwise) becomes blameable. 
The storme continuing thus violent, wee must expect to heare 
of a multitude of accidents throughout the nation. And in 
good earnest, upon reflection, I wonder at my selfe and others, 
how wee can (at a time of imminent danger to ourselves and a 
multitude of our brethren) divert ourselves with airy, nay apish, 
tridw and discourse, when there is a call from Heaven, if not to 
expresse devotion, yet to some sober, grave, and sapid con- 

Doe not wonder to find mee scared into a second sermon. 
He danger of this family and my selfe, hath roused up all the 
Htle devotion that is [m] my soule, and if I should not com- 
mmicate some part of it to my friend, I should bee unkind and 
imjimt Wee have all, that have been exposed to this west 
wind, (as the houses of this rowe are) layen in danger of [mr'] 
Kmes; for the chamber that is fallen seem'd to us as strong as 
any standing, and was not only the repository of the Bhr.'s 
dearest jew^ (the child) but the place of their winter evening 
eoQversation. And after such a breach the remaining part 
(though never soe strong before) can't bee perfectly secure. 
Blessed be God for this or any other deliverance voucnsafed to 
mee, or any other of his poore servantts, and make us all (in 

150 1)1. IN (.KiNvii.i.r. 

(-iiii**iil«-r:itii)n **{ Lih pMnlnr^H*' zi-al«m<t **( 'mr jrn*at Pn-** nror *• 
Ikoiitmr. <tiKl l>lc*«.M* Villi :ill. I am. my (Ii-unM lir . . . . 

Your tw^X atf«-«'t. 

IK (vKI.NMIir. 

I iriit iHit inti» tip- <'i»ll*tli:»', i-^iMN-LiIly t« HiOn»|»]i''ar!r!«-n*«*, 
whoM* limiM' !•• \<ry intirin*-. tn '^wt- thiiii iiotii-i-. Aiifi I vifth 
that ull til. it Im\(' \\i.ik<- li<itiMi« WMiiliJ \tt li\i'ani; th< wumI 
iiiii'think^ \y>'iu\: iM>t \il .illi\«'l. 

I think it \\f :•■ Hot .iiiii«><^* my man .Fnhii %av thii 
^••rmtiii. It iiii::ht %.i\i- m* •- th< laUiur t>t aiiothtr. V^'T bre 
f«hall ha\i- l.i« •^ii.iri-. 

r -r Imai- IUmp. )!••{ T}.rM>. 

Inl.irw^i * llri. (•m.i.:i '• {n u* l^ttrr ftft'-r jr fall of l»r. lln^t*. Hmh^ 
m.iii.S. ir;:i.' 

U\\i r. I^IKF. r.*u. HI TICI KlRI. Ill- IUtII. 

M\ l^'Kli. 

Till: Ari hiliai <>«} .^t Ihirh iiii U [i.^f uhi.!l\ im]iliiyi<l in attrnd* 
iitu' t!kr h<>l\ ctfiiio .i! till* ;;«*<-i tiii.i u|<i:i i«ith l.i« t iin« of 
.Sil^ttiM aii'l I. i^i:i;:t>»;i, h.tth ii<<ii(iii rih •• tn n ?uni> yavr 
{••r>io!ii|i }.> ]Mr!i'ii!kr .iti'l \i ry hi.irt\ tl..i:jk« t^r yi»'4r laie 
«:!<>vi.ill rii oiii* i.l iti>*ti ft' liiiii !<• till Kill;; t«tr .i ]iri !• riutHU 
vkIii-Ii. it It •«'!.>ir!l\ h.i|»]ii II. uill n-^'oFi him ti> a < ••!i.iiti*in fnw 
!i>>*ii ill t)i<'«« tiii uiiiliraiii I M uh«riHi'h l.i' i* .it lip^ lit « I 'iTir'd. 
Il.i\< III;: till Ifii'kkir ><! tiijo Mp|i'>rtuTiit\ !•• vk n!<- 1<* \oar l«ini%iiipw 
I'.! Mii.itt tl.i m^' Mr Ar. i.«ii ,11 I'll ti..»! ii.?n"H jv 

K nc 1 i»»r.>* 11 . frv ra j«/#. a-, i i «r».:«,l \ i J I. 1*^41 M- «m ft ■■■!■< iif 
( t-:;*- r aii-l. » .! « t« .•: . *'.,\ «•!«?... fr -■ « ri . • : sm tar.l t.- V#w««« • Cfll- 
Iff llifTi !■> ii.;i ).■ ••• f^r»'.-l tit- |> f ftad :a |C;t SM 
frmii*l%li«l !•' ll-.< till'. ; r* f 4 ;. i.f%irf f'l'.rg i. ■ )ivr'-«Mj •• r -MUfil— Ha 
<iiol JiUy iAh. l«flU. H^ '*'*■ A**! *M bi*nc-l in ku ( Athc«tr»: C kvrk 


of aoquainting your lordship that since his last retume into the 
north he hath acquitted himselfe of all his undertakings, both 
in private and publicke concernments, with so great prudence 
and descreet management, that I doe assure your lordship he 
hath absolutely rectified a great many mistakes and wrong 
measures which were made of him and his actions. Six several! 
sermons hee preach'd in the Cathedrall in six monthes, for two 
whereof hee happened to be very signall; the one was the 
Assize-sermon, which hee undertook to performe at two houres 
warning, and did it .with a generall applause : the other hap- 
pened on Sunday last, upon a failer in the Bishop of Bristoll's 
tume *, when four of our prebends were present, after hee had 
sent about a verger to them to know if any of them could un- 
dertake that sermon, he ventured into the pulpit, without de- 
parting from the Church till hee had done that good worke, to 
our -great surprize. I must in the next place (craveing your 
krd^p's pardon for my prolixity) certify you, that the -Ajch- 
deacon hath far enough kept himselfe within the limits pre- 
acribed him by his relations, touching his revenues, that to my 
biowledge he hath received but 150/. of his new salarv for three 
quarters ending at Candlemass, yet hee hath out of this sum 
returned to his wife within six monthes neare 80/., and payd off 
80/., old debts designed to bee discharged out of the other re- 
venue. I should not have given your lordship the trouble of 
this accountt, but that I cannot want so much good nature as to 
neglect an occasion to doe a person right who I know hath cer- 
tainly been severly misrepresented and injured without any 
colourable grounds, even by some of his bretnren, who dread to 
see him grow great and envy him for it. Thus assuring your 
lordship that I shall always bee devoted to the service of your 
noble family, I humbly take leave to rest, my Lord, your lord- 
•Up's very faithfull and most humble servant, 

Isaac Basire. 

The Archdeacon wrote a letter of thanks to the Bishop by the 
last post. 

My father presents your lordship with his humble service. I 
was with the X)ean f last night. He still continues ill, but most 

^ In the answer of Dr. Basire, Prebendary of the 7th stall, to Bishop Cosin's 
Taitition Articles in 1668, amongst other suggestions which he makes with reference 
to the Cathedral Statutes, is the following : — *' Ad cap, sv. de concionibtUt Sfc. I 
huabij move that a certaine course may be settled for the supply of the vacant 
Sodays and holy- days, either by a sufficient licensed preacher, or otherwise : wee 
kiag sometimefl put to an extemporary provision.'' 

t Jolm Sodbury, bom at St Edmundsbury, in Suffolk, in 1604. He was eda- 

152 I)F.\N fiK\NV||.t.B. 

infimie cif hut lo^, wlu*n.*in a iiwflling drawi to a hmd an bi|nf. 
hi! lUiVH, OA hulto an (*kK^» <^'^ "^^^ cxpecU it bitmking. 

, In liurw " Iircroib. '*i\, '74. LeClcr to ■} I^. Itetli.") 

No. VI. 
From AK( imi. \(f)N (tKAWIIlK in r«i|^ lSl.lKlffTO!C. 

KMiBffnn. rrb. Itth. I«74 [O JV] 

My wnKiiiv Kkkindk, 

A.H I Imvi* nriMVMl vt-rv {wrtii ular oMi^titm* fmin you. toe I 
hav«* ulwuvi^fi h:ul an |Kirtii-iilar an hunur and fnti't-mt* for Toa. 
Antl UM ymir kin«Ini"«Mi« ilii*- «»lilip> nut* in (»r»titiiiir t«>iiiW 
you. MM* I am ^M*in^ aUint in thi- Min^t manner i<i t-^icirooa 
my Iiivi'. It' I am rightly unilip»tiMNl ; \i)u an- ^^k* inurh a 
f^-ntlcman I will ni»t 1.1V rhri-tun. that in an ak»^Iiitr «urd 
4iut lit' ta^hinii :ij( tanilidiv tit int«-r]irfi mi pmmI iin tifiio- aa I 
am niiw undrrt.ikrin^. at li-u**t ri\il\ ^i\r m*^* tin* hfan-inj;. I 
am not pK'in^ I «l»n- a-^-iiri- vnU' ut'tm f nj'v/^itn, I tufaii«\ to 
nii'vlli* with you or your runi •rniM*. t*.irth«T than my r^uwiti k tlolh 
autlmri/t' nif. .VII that I am attmiptin^ i<i to (li'li\iT my uWM 
N»uh* anil iiiiiM ii-h(*i*. h\ rr|iri <Miiti(i;f Mum* ihin^ which fAr] 
lif^t of' u-i raiinMt hut I iindi-iuiic in \<'ur (•m^i ration iiokrdlj 
anil faithtuUy t<i \><u. Ami hi n- I mu^t takt- mv hm* fnim Om 
hiti* irn-;:uhirity Ft h. I whin-in y«iu um- .n* I um inf«>nn«d) 
thi' rin;rh"i(It*r. Ki-ally it' an\ man in Ln^rlantl hut <*«'1I. BL 
haii ]ilayi'«l Mich a iir.mkf 1 unuM h.ivi- ^iu\ it haii hi«n «.*«&• 
il;ihiu<i Hut thuuuMk I <«i- tiare -^.ly 1! t<i i>iif *>( hi* Majf^tiea 
.lu>*ti(ix« Ifi'iii-rant. I ^hall with ih*- h<<it«-ot Wi h hmaii with tlM 
^Hiii rnUMiii I|\ \t'A\f uiy it witli thinkiiij^' N.iy — |in^«uat 
iwith my |M iKii :i littlr t«i 1 \|Hi^tiil.iti thi tiu«:nf-*«M' llatk 
nut thiTi- Utii iiiiiuirh «>t' \i>ur iki*t yi an <« mv ni>!ih* fn^ind) 
Kii ritiiifi til v.itiify .intl \\*\l\. hut tliat \<>u mu«t )■■ -* «>llu'itij«i 
to ^ivr lh*' «h\ill .1 li^'i>\ «••«* « t* \"ur • M* r ul.hh ^ht'uhi hot 
yiiur wi-M r aiiii Utttr il.»\i*'r N.iy, it" notlnti^ « .m ifUti-nt j%m 

• m*r>l •! K.mfttiu«t ( >:.f« ( an.drulcr I »q t)i |r-i^^i n •< l>r IUr«fck •• 
l»r«i.ifff III «t |*ait. •. 1:1 |M.|. K» vft* |ir«**rr«^ t«» lh.- IWM.rvi ..( h«rt^M 1 
>«Mlt«ur7 |iruwH«U'«l «,tli f,rrmi %\^"ur ibm m.Mfk i4 iaipff«'fcn«nt in lla* i.MkminL 


but that you must needs play the old foole, is it not enough for 
Tou to play the sinner among those whoe you have already (by 
your ill example) made bad, (or are already by others made so 
to your hand, a province possibly large enough) but that you 
must contribute to the undoeing of such whoe are as yet gotten 
but halfe way to hell, and whoe may be recovered, by good ex- 
amples and faithfull instructions, if they have the good luck to 
escape those which are ill ? Nay, (my freind) must you intrench 
on my Jurisdiction? I meane pervert such as I professe to 
take more peculiarly into my charge. Fye upon you ; you are 
an unreasonable man. Sure you have forgott that you have 

Ey hairs under your perriwigg. You touch my copy-hold 
e, (I assure you) and you must not expect to escape scotfree. 
I, poore man, am labouring to draw an honest innocent soule or 
two (or at least not altogether defiled) out of the snare of [the'] 
divell, and Coll. Bl.> wonn't let mee. Though I have left my 
Wforrf and belt, (which I had the other day by my side at London) 
yet I carry alwayes with mee that of the Spirit, and wherewith I 
shall sometime or other (if you doe not avoid these boyish 
tricks) mawle you. Doe not provoke mee. I send you this 
paper as a caution : you have fair play ; the next time I dis- 
cover you are guilty I shall quite confoimd you. In good truth, 
my honest bondsman, I intend henceforth to take a little care of 
your Boule. For I see you are noe good keeper, tho' you doe 
not seem to understand the value of soe great a treasure. If 
you did, you would not thus squander it away. Expect there- 
fore henceforth a gentle rebuke sometimes, when such mis- 
demeanors come to my eares. For till you are a perfect swine 
I shall not cease to fling my pearles before you. When I judge 
you are soe, I shall leave you to the rest of the herd, and not 
trouble you with these sollicitations ; which I intend as a vade 
fftecum for you in your London jomey. Really, (honest Tro- 
jan) a little wholsom councell in your pockett will doe you no 
disservice. For if you can play the debauched here in your 
country, in your owne Bishopis Castle, among your owne kindred, 
and they younger men, and at soe umcasonahle an houre as one 
of the clock at night, I say, if you can sinne here thus, with 
these aggravations, in the very sight of the sun, (or of the 
moon at least) I may shrewdly suspect you to play odd pranks 
•bove (as demurely as you carry it in the presence of your mis- 
tress) and to take greater liberty there where you will not meet 
with such interruptions in your career to hell. Farewell good 
friend, this shall suffice for the present; but if I doe againe 
discover more of your irregularities I professe I will make affi- 


I'll |)l\\ r.KlWII.I.K. 

(Livir i)f tlniii lM'f'>n' Mjidam P. <f*iil !tl«%4 you, :i:i(l nulw 
\iiu u lu'ttiT iiiaii. I am 

Viiiir f.iithfull iiiiiTiitiir uml •>irTa:it. ]l it. 

ro^T^M*. : — I thoiij^ht t'> }t.i\i' :i tliii^ at y<*ur owianii>; tliAt 
flaiiiMt il inxipitl \ii. .mil \iiiir 1i.iUiI\ <miii^^ tliat i ur^^l |>n*- ioii lit \>>ur iiii-liiiliiiU'* \«>iri- uhirii \*m wimiM )« rti r • i:«|*I*iT 
ill till I ritt ii.tliK ii.i !it ft liir I l..i«t I art- •<!' Mailain h.ilt> li * mAn 

>'!n* ^••|i!lltT'- \\):i«ll .i!> «i\*ur\ a!.>I 11. Ji ilii'U'* l-.t I ^h^Ii 

fii*iii:'»^i- \i»u ii«i\\. \\:t1. .im iii-irn M"Ti t.. *< inl a:i ai*'unt 
whiM \i'ii ^i!f t> :7i.. I'T I Mill i.o* l.iil* t*i {irM^iil* •^'ii««- I«:un 
tor II tv In iiiiN. 

Mv jiiM-. :. liitl!. iju!!! r * rhiiui' i-* 

Yrtt t'\*;Il -• r\' t«'r a .V- ^ufi nnni.*. 

Nm VII. 

FiiitM iiir •*\My 111 no Iti**)!"!' i'» P*kii\v{. 

M\ I.iHiii. 
AM"Ni. i1j« m-wil iif U jijir- wliiih «!•*■ I -hjijiipm i \t r |»n** 
iut« yiir'. u'l^' 'i-* 1«.»\« I •! •• iin-T Liiii.?l\ ?«^^y1i 
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liberty of disturbing you with an impertinent letter sometimes, 
(thouffh noe great affair or buisnesse should require) to keep 
my sdfe but warme in your lordship's memory, and beg a bene- 
diction by my pen, being deprived, at this distance, of any more 
formall addresse. If your lordship doe not finde mee an honest 
fidthfull (though a poor and inconsiderable) humble servant; 
and a true hearty lover and honourer of you, lett mee bee eter- 
nally branded and proclaimed for as great a villaine as I, or 
any of my friends, have been represented by my enimies, whose 
envy and malice is still rampant against mee, and all that owne 
mee, I perceive ; as by many peevish, indirect meane courses they 
take to asperse mee and those that love mee, is apparent, soe 
more particularly by their late malitious impudence of disturb- 
ing even your lordshipp (as I heare) with a notorious untruth 
otmceming my brother in law, (and faithfull champion in our 
late contest) Mr. Isaack Basire. In good truth (my lord) since 
these spleenatick people have defiled your lordship's eares with 
Buch a dirty and ridiculous story, I shall presume to take awav 
their imployment, and bee your informer (but a more faithfull 
one) how it was. You may bee pleased then to understand (my 
lord) that his Majestic hath a notorious sott to his train-band 
caDtain and your lordship to your prothonotary, pardon my 
holdnesse, called Wright *, whoe ha^^ng gotten his noddle as 
Mof drinke as his heart with folly and mallice, (to my brother 
and our worthy Chancellour Ireland f, for zealously asserting my 
caufle) and having received some false intelligence from his cor- 
espondents Staputon and Neile, concerning our hearing before 
the Kin^ and uounsell,' Tber 4th, could not satisfy him selfe 
with crymg in the very streets that his patrons where come oflF 
with flying colours, but rudely and impudently thrust himselfe 
in to their chamber to aflfrontt them, and hector them with in- 
•dait language and reproaches, for having owned mee and my 
odious causes, insomuch that after some civill entreaties to de- 
part their roome (his carriage and langiuiffe beeing intollerable) 
my brother in law takes him by the shomder to tume him out 
rfdoores, and this Wright, being highly distemper'd, had not 
strength enough to endure a small thrust, but falls downe on 
the floor, without receiving any harme, or imdergoing any other 
violence. And here (my lord) is the truth (as 1 am informed) 

^ Thomss Wright, of Windleston, st 26, 1666 ; bapt 11 June, 1640, at St An- 
^kur*!, Anckland; wUl dat 13 Jnly. 1689; bur. 15 Jan. 1690, (at St. Nicholas', 
Bttbam,) ** called Captain Wright :" Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas.— 
Bnteet' Hist, of Durham, toL iv. p. 153. 

t Thomas Ireland, LL.B., Spiritual Chancellor and Vicar General to Bishop 
Oeve. He was appointed in 1675, and died the following jear. 


I.iG l>t \\ (.KWV 11.1.1.. 

of that fuindiH riMintfr-MiilHf w!iiili li.ith li;i»! tlio li«»?;Mur t^ 
ri;nli ymir lnriUlji|». 'I'li *jh .ik-- my tliMsiL'ht-. my l-if-i. I'T 
ymir litpNIiip'^ {'.ivuiir Mr. r<.ioiri- fi'-«>iii«'<l ti> iiii i* tint in* n ifull 
in ('•iiitriitiiiir hiiii'M Itr uirii iIIm ImruMni; hi^ • )i:tiiiU r <*t a (■•on!. 
I u«>uM li:i\i' lii.i(i'- ImiM til )i:i\i' }i:iii«Ii^l thi' •>t<- k- «i!h **ur %,i 
hi'* M.iji'<*tii-'- linmkt n r.i]i!.iin« ; .i>* h*«- ami hin rp<:i>-«« hail thr 
):i<t|*-\\ilh mil' i»l hi-* M.iji-'rii '^ • )i.i{'l.iiiii-'«. In ^i*"l tarn**t. my 
liinl. thi<* |iuni»lini4 lit ha*! Ui li 1.111111.1(1^1 \icll iii'>ti;:f4 t<<r thr 
nifridiaii «•!' th*- t nature. uh^N- ^^ I .tin tulil t«ll flfunt* m thr 
>«tn'«-t<4 tit'tiTwanU. wit hunt \**t\*\ (•• thf irnatt- !u aii'lal! «>t' {■«pl« 
and hit cmpl'iymt ntn. .\ii>l ii<>v\ I tiiii.k« y<iiir {••r<i«h.{'2t ni-rv- 
daninitliij hy \\\*^*' \\\\\*r\\n*\i^ .\vA ri'ln uli»ux '-t<:it«, ;:ia!i th«* 
< 'a]>tain w.i"* h\ tli.- -Iii-tii . . Mr li.i-jri . wii'i-i .i'^-m r^ii.i: iii\ in- 
tri-**t uliirh hi- hitli «l<:.< \t-(y Ki!i«"iiily i-* **\\* ••! hi"* jriMtr«S 
:ii'ru<%;itiiin«. liiit U\ (i>i.rluiii. it 1 • iii 1 har hi!ii. V* t I • a:i not 
i!«ari- ni\'>ilti- ot -"tuiwhit •>! imj'ii'li i.< •■ in tK .'• a.-^iultmit 
Vttiir liinUhi|i])'- {lati^nd-. t<ir uhi«h 1 humhly U kV |ianl««:i ami 
n-.M. my lunl, 

Yitur litriUhi]i|i'-i mt'^t oUiliint huuiM*' m rvant 

lM.M*» <ffR>.\\ II I f 


N\\i r>\**iKK r.^j i<> nil iii^Mi'i' Ml ihkiiiM*. 

M \^ II ri.r i"*! \**\ 1: l.i'i.ii^n:i . 

I \M i:iv« n til in'l- r^vm-l t! ysr !■ pI-' .11 i...*:i pit-TcJ 
*"ini im|««rl««T in? .im i!..-:. %• ;■ :.ii: j .1 |- .'. :.! 1 •. i\» uirh::. th« 
hi.iiiNi j,,r I- ii.:: K'«j-r •.! I'r.i:.' k! iT. i w.«-l u .- :• uj-^n it 
U « iiiiii - M;i . t«i "i:;^'hi:\ t:.' trii' -ti'i ii !:.:- ni.i"- r. !• •! vi>ar 
l"MUf.i|i 'l.-.u!"! .i:i\ wfi.rt;; ii;ijT» ^*:-ri »-S nii^ ^r this 
rMiin rill', ui.iiiiii I '-l.'.iil'l i.i>t ha\i (rfuM««l \<<ur l«>ri*;.i|i b«t 
that I ain villi iiitfiiii'ii • t t't;* t.ilo* «n«»»^t !>*:•! • <•!' r^ ver.j^ full 
|M-r*Mili« at thi'* I f!ii>ir II T :.!•.•■.. .1^. -Ti. ij \'\ ;: \ .•.-.■••:'.^ i:.i -wn- 
if.;.' tl:«- Jii-T « a'l-" •! •'.• • !*.i •!...:. i i!.\ M ' :• r • in :.\ ...• . »l 
•'.. r..ii:iiill U-irl. iji.-.-: '■.• 1;. .'.'.■ 4* a*'.:i.|.t* <<I '.hi«« Ml n ihj IJ"-*! ?!-• r« . 


My lord, my case is shortly thus: the office of Keeper of 
Frankland wood hath been anciently grantable for life, and 
hath been granted particidarly in the family wherein I am. 
placed by three severall patents for life, to Mr. Davison for his 
life, after his death to his eldest son for his life, and since his 
death, and my intermarriage with the late Bishop of Durham's 
daughter, (mother to the son deceased) to mee for my life, which 
I obtained from the King, to prevent Mr. Neil, who had clan- 
destinely procured his Majestie's warrant for the depriveing us 
of it ; since which time I have built up a new house at my 
owne charge, (the former house being totally ruined to the 

Eund) for the better preservation of the wood by the in- 
dtants thereof. At your lordship's coming into the country, 
you will find by the severall patents which I have ready to 
produce that I have given a very true information of this 
Craving your lordship's pardon and benediction, &c. 

(Indoned, " Coppj of Letter to my Ld. of DnrhAm touduDg Frankland.'') 

No. IX. 


Feb. 28, 167|. 

Br. Grenville and Mr. Blaxston then agreed that Mr. Blax- 
Bton was to give the Dr. 518/., and to have an hundred pound a 
year during the Dr.'s life for it ; and to have an hundred and 
fifty pounds a year of Dr. Grenville's estate, made over by lease 
to him, for the payment of 100/. and that Mr. Blaxston is to re- 
demise this estate to Dr. Grenville or his assignes, upon a reserve 
of 100/. a year to be paid out of it ; and there is this provisoe ; 
that Dr. Grenville hath a power to redeem this 100/. in paying 
in the money upon 3 months warning; the time to comence 
next Lady-day ; and the payments to be made, to be paid quar- 
terly ; but yet they are not actually to be paid but every halfe 
year ; only this is done to secure a quarter's payment out of the 
perscmall estate in case of death. 

Denis Grenville. 

Rob. Blaxston. 

I'l.^ !IK\N (.K%NV1|.|.K. 

Mi-TiKiraiulinn, ttiat Mr. lU.ix^tuu li.itli x\u* iviwi-r t.* hmrr 
aiii»!!nr •*»'»/. :i \i-;ir. u|Miti thi- ••*im'- l«-aniif**, ;irr«»niiri^ !•• |in»- 
]MtritMii. ()i:it ii. t<'i 'J'fM.'. ill in-iiiy. 

/» ./..»■.,, I'M. JS ir.T^. 

Pr. Nniixilli «»winl Mr. I»l.i\-'«iij !i|»i.n lUiinl, .V»^r. It. In!i- 
n«.t i.f tlii-* !..r h.illr ii \ ii«\t I.nly il;i\. JJ/. P*-. 1* Miirr 
tiT allot Iti-r iltliC. J'Hi// It. Iiitii.^t lit ihi** till m \t I^i.i\-<ia_v. 
nhiih will U- l*i»r a tui I\iiiiuii()i. 'Jn/ T««tal. •*-*f'ii'. |ii. i »ut 
ill' this \iiii iiri- ti» ill 1 1 111 t t'lr an annuity nt a I'lt)/. a }far fi*r 
I>r. <inn\illi'i litV, .M>/. Si thin- n main^ liui- !•• Mr. liL 

X.. X 

FkmM AKUfltKlMiN <iK\NVllIK Tn 

Ili>MM Kill Silt. 

I II WK ni*«-iv«il yiiiir*<(, ami am a-^ tt* umlir^itanfl Mr. 
Ni-ili'-i niiliiii-^fM' tfiuanl- yi-n. I 'hall imt faili-, :Mii>ni:n^ to 
\uiir jtist i-\]MM taM<in. aiiil iiiiii*' mmih- iii;^Mp nn nt. tit ki'«-|i yn« 
naniili**^^ tr(»ni any il.tin.i;:!' whirh niav ai i n w tn yi>u. If it 
lyi-A in mv jmurr i \i-r tn n<«'i'in]H iim- tin* triiiiMi- «hirii may \m 
im-aoiMniil \iiu. I oliall U • a- t<>ru.inl to il»«- it, a.* \*iu mi-rr to 
|i.iy mil". I am vi r\ ^ii-iMt- i-t tin ^rr^•at•■ ri-^|«^»» of roar 
Hnrtlty t'aiiiilv. With thi* |iri^ iitati>«n ol m\ iniMt humhlt 
M'r\i(V. ami thaiikif* to \oiir m Iti- iiml tlmn tiravin^ fur j«Mi 
ull. aji«l U-^^'in^ jonr |)ra\»r- I P-t. w..rti.y Nr. 

Yiiur mi>'«t ariit tit'iiati hiunlili- •Mnant 

M\ Mil* ]>ri^:it<i \iiur m Ii'i-, l.flv. .iiid iLiu^hti r« «ilh kcr 
liumMi MFMii-. I hail tin li.i|'|'iiii <^ t«i -^^ \>>ur «>n U {\»rr kua 
ili-|iartiirv. 1 ]-r.i\ <iiiil iiji %m- Kmi. 


No. XI. 
From the saJie to Isaac Basire, Esq. 

London, Apr. 20th, 1676. 

My honoured Brother, 

Ip you doe not interpret my silence an argument of my con- 
fid^ce in you, rather than neglect of you, you are not just to 
me. I understand by Will. Mason that you were very zealous 
for mee in your discourse with Mr. Morland * ; I retume you my 
most heartye thankes ; and assuer you that you shall not finde 
mee peccant in any substantiall concemes of your's, tho* not 
aflways over cerimonious in letters, &c. Pray continue your 
kbdnesses, in advice and assistance, when ever my cosen Beau- 
mont t or Will. Mason, shall repaire to you for itt, as I have 
order'd them to doe in difficult cases. Tou are the man of law 
whom I relye on, and one that will pardon and take in good 
part, I hope, the troubles occasioned by mee or my agents. I 

Your very affectionate servantt and brother, 

Denis Grenville. 
(tome over) 

Postscr. : — I am my ladies' &c. My most affectionate humble 
Knrice to Mr. Chancellour. I am likewise his &c. Hee hath 
^te beaten mee out of the feild with mine owne weapons. His 
m long letter of Feb. (since which I never writt) struck mee 
^d, or dumb at least. But not with reason, (for I am sure hee 
i in the wrong) but with his prolixity. To which I cannot 
wply without greater, and therefore, before I doe it, and dispute 
the point, I desire to know of him which he will take in best 
part, either a lone epistle of three or foure sheets, or my farther 
ftlence, which if 1 once breake, I can't hold, I shall be at him. 
A sound Archdeacon sure (if he contest) will rowte him, since 
kee cannot hold his owne against a lame D. [.? Bean,"] This 

* Geor^ Morland, of Windleston, Esq., eldest son of John MorUnd, an Alderman 
«f the dtj of Dorbam. He was M.P. for Durham dty, 1088—1690, and was Mayor 
in 1690. He was buried at St. Oswald's, 26th March, 1711. 

t The Rev. Hamond Beaumont, Curate of Sedgefield. He appears to have oon- 
ttnplat^ a memoir of the Dean. See Surtees' Hist. Durham, i. 176. 

IM Ul.SS (.KWVll.JK. 

Ii»H«.f lit' irnminl uririn*. a jrnat ili"«ay, ait<l if hi** n'%tT*i..ii 
lint alri.iil\ iw L':.' •}. «*rt.iiiilv fi.i- miuM u'i^** •m f^'<a«i>*n. \m 
ti> Mr. >t.t|>ilt«fii'4 til ih.iiiil I iliN- .itfiriiii- I ••«!' him ii>»t a 
l.iithiii;:. I h.i\t- I Mii-.'ilii •! pr. lU\iiH, whiN* ma-* my a;:«nt. 
A III! Hi ith* r i*t 11** i'.tii ri-im iiiiH-r u |wnri\ uii]i.iiil nt' au\ mt»nry 
I i\ir ha<l <it' hint, or .my I'tht-r |ii p««»ii hy hi* i«r«lir. Aii«l 
t)iipt>>n- I .1111 in LTi-af a<lniir.ili>in .it thi^ talLi- f>f *if>' I know 
n«>tliin;; ••!' itt I.«-t th* in ]'r>i>lii< • an\ thiii^ iin<li r ni\ haini. 
uliif h tiii-y « all -111* ly. it tlitr* Ui- a!iy pallit\ in tiinr pn^ 
tf iitr-. I -iiall '-li-iiXi yi!ir a'l\it • in *;^nin;» n^i aiij'.ii!:aia^-. 

I'lir \An h.iii'Uirtii t'\ i -i I'.i-.f' . }.* ^ . 
ml I)ur..iii. 

I.t r- !. ■■ l> t.-.M \}- •***. ■;».. •'..'.• J . rr..*i."« l f*i'.' 1 I- fwrvf r«rrf 
.N. Ni*! '•! A.'i*, iir.i.t ..■ « . '. ■ »r,- . . re*:- -f. i • j ft.-!C (■■«.''. .If «f«. 

a fr« ! -r 

.v. XII. 

T*fi-.r M-** 

tl l.'il 

I'k«»m iiir. '•IMF !•» Aki iii.i^ii'»r SwiKun. 

M \\ II ri I \«»» ^««» K < ii: \* K. 

Tn"»«ii I .ini in* i\ n i* »•• •! ?.. li:-^'«' |ii p^iTially ffi.i! Autx 
\\ )ii« h. .iriif!!;: ••*ii' i^. I -{.•I'll'i 1. 1\<- \tr\ n uiilx j-ui !•• vii«tr 
Wr I. . . i. ».l I ''■■ . •! ::i l/ jl .:. I. \. • I . I'in. • !:.::, k- n.\«. ift' «w 
tii».il!y ix- !■.]••• i. J\ .i:.y •!.•■ i:.- • »-i i-!..f. .i-« ti. i.ii;;! ••,:• kind 
• •I' !»!• -• :i?a*l'!J -I Tr.) n; *' l.i! "''l' -iiM alfl •• r\ J« •■ . « hi- b 1 
h"|«i m iv -ith' • '■' .i-»»iir' \.'ir"i: .i I i ::■• r; !:.-^ tluU- 
t'lll •■-|--N H.-i i ■■.;:. I'u! I*. ■>:.-. u.. . .iv\ ..t ti.v H'-rthr 
ir. •■•.-. I. ,\ ■■!!: \ ■ : :• .■ :::• \\\ ':■•..:. « i... 1 I'l. .> :ii:*J 

n.' ■ ' \ • ";.i :•:•?::■.■ ■'. ■ ! I : - ^I i ■• -' ; • i. l. i:. •■■ ! -.i I !i irvh 

i:: •■' ■ j.:.;i.-* :::•..:«•: :. .]- - :..::ii. \>i.;thc 

n I---.- •■: r V .'• • .• I .'. i •" .' •". 1\::.^- -.M !. ■■! • -nlr 

iJT I':* i;.' ' i|- :. Tr.\ • i;: • j- .i^ •■ .1 .;- jr i. ■i'. .i:»|- r.Ki*iun : 
|.ii» •).,! i*.".. I •■.! \| .■..•:.,«. :■ j ;..»... I !.. ;::\. :..., ir;. viU- 
l.i.-' ni' :.*. !r-.! • !;.. .r i:. .•:.■- •■■ ■.-. i- •• ^- •■..- j.-.'m-i! j.»ur- 
:.• \ ] "I. iii I. ! j-i* • .ri.» •.. .1 !■! .i!.\ • .■ ;; !■• \.-tir <ir.»«Y'« 
t.:*:.-: i .r. rr-i;-'. *.. l-'T ..:. .--i:.»-. . *...• ' w .•.*.-■. i::i:»;j" | 

,iui .1 ni.k:i\ niiii'< iii-*?.!:.' :: :.i i. \ • .•!> «. I >;■« \i: h'*w« 
i\ir «iii- Will P nil mU'r ni\ linfx tn^ti^i .ki.<i ^'n rhiin h *• to 


imploy my time (as far as my poor brain and body will permit) 
in the study of the sacred scriptures, and such usefull learning, 
u may best quallifie for the future discharge of my duty, and 
a good conscience after my retume. Heartily begging your 
Qiaoe's benediction on my honest desires and poor endea- 
Tonrs, I crave leave to subscribe my sdfe, Your Grace's most 
obedient and dutyfull humble servant. 

Ail in Ptturenoey 
Feb. Itt, 1672 8.N. 

De. Grenville. 

No. xm. 

From the same to John Basire, Esq. 

Scarbroagh, Aagart 7tli, 1082. 

I wuT to you by Hixon, that after Sunday the thirteenth of 

tlu8 instant, you might come away when you please, and fetch 

itt li(Hne, and now I think fit to repeat the same by the post, to 

kt vou kiiow that wee shall be ready by that time, if you are 

i«My with beasts and money to come and fetch us ; but if you 

■w any reason for a day, two, or three's delay, I give you 

Ifterty to choose your own day of setting forth, and the road 

that wee shall return by, provided wee have our own coach, at 

}^ to receive us at some convenient place the last daye's 

joorney. Twenty pound, the sume you mentioned in your 

mer, for Scarbrough expences, will bee the least that you can 

unng along with you, and whero to get that, and the other 

fieoBMary sumes you best know. The waters* do very well 

with OS all, and I hope will do my wife moro good than any 

ittnedy that shoe has made use of a long time. The Germane 

Doctor is exceeding civil to us and does deserve to bee very 

handflomely gratified by us. All other matters in rolation to 

«ir jonmey whether in point of conveniency, good husbandry 

or graadieur, I rofer to your selfe and rest 

Your afiFectionato friend and servanto, 

Denis Grenville. 
My wife gives you her service. 

fv Jolm Bifire, Btq. at Durham. 

^ Tbe mineral spring at Scarborough appears to have been in some repate at this 
JgM. A book entitlad *' Scarborough Spaw " (13mo. I6S0) was written bj Robert 
Wittia, Doctor of Phjslc, of King'a College. He died in London in I684.-'Wood'a 

Ili'J l>; \.\ i.kiNViiJ.K. 

N... XIV. 

Ruia«i->«i. Jmmtj l>ck. '^. 

I iii\NK yiiu tnr y«iur li-ttcr. and :ii*«i>unt nf tLi* tran^irtuviu 
lit till' S !«.tliiii*i ut Miiri**th. I tl.iiik it a iiLirtiT I't' |?rrttt 
inoimni in hii\t- x\.i- l>'\al ]>;irTy ut' t)i«- U in h «*iiiutt xiarnrti; 
ami il' I ^i I to l.4iiiili>ii Ul'<iri- tlir ilit i<«ion, I ^Imll A*** nir juur 
iiiilcaviMir t«i»artlo it. 

Mr. I«iiiil>t«>ii * at t)ii- S-^<<. |iri-'^«M iinuli to havi* all fhinipi 
]N'rfirI(-(l. iL*t tiiiiriTiiiii;* Ml iirity. ilc. with<»ut bii\ further 
ili-lav ; a^i tor urijuttiii;; i>t' matt* r«, I t«>M him that w.l* ii4#C mT 
b(ii?«initi.M', hut to ^hiu my wiUin^u-^M- to ihn' any thinir vithlB 
my Hiiiii'n*, I pnnniMtl him. that tin/ I hatl hui««i;i'<^M' tii \k^ at 
hi»mi- Thiir^Ml.iy ni^^ht. I wmilil -.tay til Satiifilay ; whirh I did 
ai-icnliiiu'I>. mii<-h to iii\ ]Ti ;-.i<Iii i-, hut Mr. I^iiiht.ih ii;*i nol 
a|i|M..r. Mr. <'ra<ltii'k h't't th* foWTi. aii'l \-*u. wli** h.i'l thr ju«tca| 
ria««iii. I roiit-iivf. laiin Hot Ut'ofi I 'oiik horM>, thu' I ^taid til 
aImo-.t tl\i- o'rliw'k. 

Ni \t Sutuniay I am fi* **»ui* in a^* liii*' to ('h.i|i!*r. .»:.-: it' yam 
-f aJiy niHiXHlry i.i'my n'MiinL* "-"•!.• r, lithi-r ii|k»ii tJ.i ai^^mnt 
111' thi attair uith Mr I..iii.hton. or thi- litatjnn Mnt^loi* ture, 
• •:i» I it thi- • o:.-;iT«'r\ t'"urr. whin-'t l'r«»:iil lafi inS'ormt \ini 1 
-hall II. mi- in on Kri'liiv. il' \i.ii ju'Lt- i? m^ i^^iir^-. ami *hall 
ai:\iM' mil'; hu! I iliiin- to !«<«• r\t ii>m^1 tr^m all jiunif\i« 
hiiiii:ii'«* whirh an n-it ot .ih^ihitt- ni«i.H«it\. 

'riiip*- iiothini: I i-oiihl m«>rf- %»iIIinLrl> unth rt.iki-. tbaa 
?!n t.i-k uhiih \i.ii ri'juiri i.trm*. in rilVrti'.n to y^-nr l'i»th«*r*0 
UM.k*<. hut uipii I u.i* ]>r» |i.irin<,: ni\>Mlt'h\ my «-'!i?iifh* and n^ 
tin nil nt tor :'ur iii.«h rfakin;: *i th* thin;;, ^itnliiit; !•» niT 
tajint. till I >>n**.>h f.iT^. n • t* m\ ohi:;:.iti<>n *o |<naih l«t<>r^-tbr 
Kinj. uhiili i i.< u «.^ :- iiii.k\o:(l.khh .ir;>l u)fninm\ h'>t»oar 
anil intift^f, a» \m \\ a.>« ni\ lori^pnii. .in a« mtii h oni-v^rxifid 
a* in :in\ atti>>n •■! m\ liti . • kii.i i:.*o ni\ ni.i.'l mth «• i:nirh 
ton*, .tiiil till'ii nL\ h« ail uit}. ^n- n.aiiv \.kriity xt !!.*>-4*:hU of 

* (M ihr ttrw-wnC Umm f I.Afr■^t•>r| ,,{ \^t, •,;.,«■.. . ^ !r>l utn .f l|#nr^ |j»»%ti^ 
Ktt] . ^*l crmfrtl» n •>! >ir W i.. %m |jir M.m •)..> f< .1 i-t Ik* r^ift] •-•■«» im Hm^mtm 
M-« ilr rr|rrwtil*t! i).c •• u-«« I- •« «rn |«fliafrtti'i and *iif«l •An«ffffwi4 IB Iff ^ 


that nature, that I^was fit for no other buisinesse, which re- 

Juired invention, before I had discharged my head of them, and 
id accordingly, on a new text whereon I had never preach'd, 
nmne of halte a sermon, at leisure hours last week while I staid 
at Durham ; and if I could but have secured another week here 
at Easington, before I had met with any thing that had dis- 
turbed my head, and put mee out of tune, I do not doubt but I 
should have runne of the other half, in the same straine, and 
made it all of a piece, as I am afraid now it will bee hardly pos- 
sible for mee to doe. For your brother's want of this 100/., 
which I think is grounded upon undeniable reasons and neces- 
sity, does at present soe much disturb my brain, (tho' I know of 
nothing that I can doe to the promoting of it, but saying to 
Proud, as I have said, Let it bee done, \f it bee possible to bee 
done,) that I can hardly think of any other thing ; notwithstand- 
ing it bee wholy out of my sphere, I having a little of that they 
call good nature, which is very imgovemable in mee, and makes 
mee feel sometimes some other people's sufferings for mee more 
than I should, especially when they are persons that have given 
mee a demonstration of their love, as your brother hath done. 
See is, I find, at an extraordinary pinch, and I am, in an ex- 
traordinary manner, concerned for him, which is all the con- 
tolation I can give him. Hee knows I cannot manage, nor 
mind these money affairs, and therefore will not blame mee, if 
it bee not done. I send in Proud (on whom I do relye chiefly 
of all my domesticks, to take of these troubles, about my re- 
venue, m)m mee) to waite upon you and to represent imto you 
the utmost that wee are able to doe. The moneys he has is ab- 
solutely necessary for dayly expences, and where wee shall get 
more for the house in my absence, or for my journey up, I 
cuinot yet foresee ; both which must bee taken care for like- 
wise, with all expedition ; and I hope Proud and you will take 
it into consideration while you are together; for I would faine 
heginne my journey, if possible, this day fortnight, and spend a 
few dayes, before I take coach at York, with Dr. Comber, con- 
cerning the stile, phrase, or method of my sermon, who shall 
hee the only person I shall consult about it here in the north. 

As for the comission, I beseech you to mind it in the absence 
of Mr. Brown. 

Mr. Cradock prevailed with Golding to stop that buisinesse, 
in his hands, til fresh applications were made to Sir William 
rnd'hill by your brother above, concerning which I writ to 
him by last post. 

Blacket never came to mee, nor sent to mee, tho' I heard by 
Tho. Cradock, that hoe was in town. 


1(»-1 U¥.KS (•ll\N\ll.l.R. 

I liuvr imt ytMir )»lui'k )m»x mhIiiI up, tm(v int«> mv ntuiiy. I 
will try whithrr it In^* iMHMiililr fur iiu^* to cliJM*har^' my l.«^ of 
iithiT thim^iitM thin WM'k. iiml m*t uImiuI tliut thr uvxl fullitvinf . 
Winhiiig \'uu » ^hnI r«t«>iimrk to your vnitwiii, I rii«t, 

Ytiiir uri'irtiiiiiuti- limthiT, uiul huinbli* NTVuut. 

I>F.NI^ tfftK^VII.tir. 

Urally I mil •^i t'lr tVoiii U iii^ unr*>ii<*fniM f^r y«»iir linith«r, 
tliut I nuiM « iiiiti-ntMliy Ui.iki- my mIi' to tiiy *»\*l l*a«l ho*- 
luiiiilrv, uiiil pvi' 'JO |i out.. nitiiiT than hit* «h«ul(i lungrr 
wunt [t. 

.v.. XV. 

lUwbnton MSS. 

miMTll. Kd. 


An IMrKRKMT JiilRN\l. «»F I>R. < f H %\\ III F. MR^^T Ari IIDR%- 
(nN\ %|-UH\%\KM** \H \S iiK 1Mrm\M. U K. * 

(It;s.'<, Miiy/] •J'Jth. I w.iitisl :ipiin<' *n\ thv rriinatr of 
SNithiiul f , Qinl alltT ■«"iiif liiM.iur^* «»ii ihf v«iuilirfull I*»o« 

* Tlii« ht«ilinK t« in 1^ Ka«lin*»n'« K«?.>lwntitic- 

t AlriAiitlrr HuniH. \ril.NiOk>i|> ••! 'v \'>lr«w'i, wm •m 'f Mr J 4kM R«r«tl. a 
pftr*« hial til iiiafrr. whu ««• ••! fttr fan.i.t ••( IUm« III* rr.mtwr «m V lh« fft»alf flf 
TrA<|uur llr •«« Uim in !%■ trar Ifill i« aai.! tn Kat* ^Mvn riu^Uiq !• Ito 

liviiif ii> krr.l. fpnii villi L Ih «&• • r« tnl • n ti.r •.i-r^ 'f 1 'tftliw in lifeVft ||r i 

WM\I« ■••nl ftNn«il •nil •»■ nf turm •m ■■*■ fi « '.ftr:«-« || in Kn-.#i-.f 

fnvm KngUnd And "t\i*r p«rt« I |«i>i IKt Rr«l.>rafi •\ lir »«<«iiifi# «■^.af4aln Ui 

kintman (trnrrmi KuihrH-ml. «^> •«• ftP>-r«anl« r« •tnj K.Ari nf Tr^>4 W>i«« \ 

iiitMi-nwn WM matlr l».i«irTMir i«f Ihinkirk. %lr Hufirt ImJ »#) K.ji^ftk nM 

l\\rfr In >r|.( IM;.'! -.r. t!.. !r«'>. ..( |ii«h if. Mifrk#l. he «•• ■-.»*«• H**-^ ll 

Alirrltvfi. Biid «M »«in aftrr lr«iiiUtff«l ' • (tlftvc"". *ni| %tl»f lK# ^t «f>f#« -# iffiA 

l.iihi»|i >haq« In th. ar*- nf H( \n<lr<«'*. wIm-tv l.r 4it«i. \uf i«'k |«:'.4 »a4 W 

banni III M. >ai«atfir « ■'••i.*(v 'riApfi. n«-«r Ihf- «. «!*• of |iiih<>f« k*^iM^« Am 

Krilli'« |lii|.tn.n»] I «'al «iir .f "«.«i«ii.|, |i.f. j • Ruim .. • ..•■••.'-. p 4.I 

Thr IVr«^ llr rift". K:rat>ifi tw«M lhi« l^"Ti';i •*•¥ tti Hu'tiH'i /^«r« ■* T^ g^99 
r^rrf »«n lii« rfi:*, ).• w*! rv««4ih|w •«!# itf iHr hr«t v- -rvli ••!■.•«•£ I* # |»* — t cftivgy. 
llr ••« A nl■c^'• ^ ( ' f r t),r K • f iiiK .wr' m. "r<« ».■ I f 'n • »■•!»« lDrw««>i %m kat* 
all Ihf uvac* "' 1''' < r.up« t, i-;lr -f 4 r<f !•• *s^*lUni|. m if K« ^^1 'v^ii vf-k-ttU^ ^ 
lli«hi«fi \m9^ . «r«. I.- Sail h:i !ani-« | IrwMtl «-.fii tt..M. |«a^i«ntr>r« Ki' *•.•! ai^Hgl 
hatr ■«Siiiiiim4 t.« t^. 4.1 .-ifti n ff iKr »« .il \>tfk •ivrr iSr I Lv* (. "4 ^-t^U^ Al 
Kit tint tli.iTT^Mi mtw^inf W |>«i1 nir iir •!! r«p%r.« p«tM.i%tt in -^Itr*. a^«« ibr R^f^ 
ht*. pinti'^i'At. I' rnurt- ib^ w«n«| .i^ •^-«.( ar^l • . l!.i«. n •ir.*.c^ k-.r%L>*i p m, 

H» -Irtt l'» ••Irplwii. Hi>l- f^. I'll :i p .V%| T'l «nilrr«fa:.J l^l• tC 
^iMir 11 Oiinrf. thai IK'^ffb Ihr nr«irr« h^ bwi rvvbWTd •■• *^«lUfi4 •Arf tW I 
ii •'!, Ihif' «ir« ii-iii.i-r arrti.! ■'ui'%> i»^ «#•(■ 


Tidenoe of Qod in raising up soe considerable a number of able 
perBons in the Church of England to maintaine her doctrine 

BoiMly tiiottgh a mild and ChristiMi-like nan, was indeed a strenuous upholder of 
the rifhtt of bis order, and of the Church of which he was a minister. For these 
odsaoea he was in 1M9, immediatelj after the passing of the Assertory Act, sus- 
peoded hom the exercise of his office as Bishop, or of any jurisdiction inthin his 
iosesi of Glasgow, during his Majesty's pleasure. The Archbishop demurred, but, 
being threaianed by Lauderdale, surrendmd his office, and his name was abo ex- 
pand fW»i the list of privy-councillors. Leighton, then Bishop of Dumbbtne, whose 
Bsaa doaa not read well in history, was, after a slight demur on hb part, appointed 
ssBiMsudator and administrator of the see, and in 1671 was elected Ardibishop, 
though the election was never ratified by the King. Next year, howerer, he resigned 
kis pott into the King's hands, but was persuaded by Lauderdale still to act as ad- 
■Jnlaiisttw of the see. Burnet was restored in 1674, on the occasion of Lauderdale's 
bttof threatened with impeachment by the House of Commons, with the double 
fiew of keeping the outrage he had sustained in the background, and to purchase the 
snott of the Bishops of Bngbtnd and Scotland, whom Lauderdale had greatly 
ofeoded by his arbitrary interference with their rights and privileges. 

The eaaaat of Lauderdale's anger against the Archbishop were, 1st, his efforts to 

Mie ^e Bsiaguided fimatios from the violent measures of the Privy Council after the 

bittle of the Pentland Hills in 1666. Having faUed with the Council, he brought the 

Mttcr under the notice of the English Secretarv of State, Sir H. Bennett (afterwards 

Ivt of Arlington), exposing the acts of the Council. 2nd, His opposition to the 

BIsek ladnlgoDoe, which seems to have been suggested by Leighton. This was a 

plai for allowing the discontented Presbyterian ministers in the west to occupy oer- 

tria deeuitd churches, from which the clergy had been driven by popular violence, 

mA to hold synods, &c apart from the diocesan clergy. 3d, His opposition to the 

hmmtmj Act, which was designed apparently to save the Council from the con- 

MfMB ce i of their violation of the law in the matter of the Black Indulgence. It 

M i ftc d the King's supremacy in most extravagant terms, declaring "that his 

Hij es ty hath the supreme authority and supremacy oyer all persons and in all 

CMMS eodeeiaetical within this his kingdom ; and that, by virtue thereof, the order- 

isff and disposal of the external government and policy of the Church doth properly 

MBQg to his Majesty and his successors, as an inherent right of the Crown 

•iy Inr, act, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding." The Indulgence was dated 
thi 7th of June, and the Act passed on the 16th of Nov. 1069. 

Tbs Archbishop attributes his disgrace (if such we may call it) to his appeal to the 
Kflif for more merdfnl measures in favour of the rebeb ; for, writing to Sheldon on 
Km dsy of his resignation of his archbishopric, (of which after his suspension he 
i|tiiMd the name and style up to Dec,) he says, ** My great crime was the informa- 
tini I pve his Bi^esty in your Grace's hearing. Yet 1 bless God, most men here 
iNsk my integrity is my greittest crime." It is possible, too, he may have told the 
Cog what he is said to luive written to the English Bishops, that the great obstacle 
te thi return of peace was the countenance afforded by many in the Council to the 
■Mfiois acts of the Cameronians. 

On being suspended by this extraordinary exercise ot the royal supremacy, the 
iichbiihop called together his clergy and told them ** he was not to act for some 
tfas as their Ordinary among them, till the King should be pleased to allow him." 
ftsaing at onoe his Christian temper and his consdons rectitude. By will be left 
• piece of land in the neighbourhood of St Andrew's for the benefit of the poor o{ 
tbs Goildry, which is still called " Bishop Burnet's Acre." The poor however do not 
fit the benefit of it, the Corporation applying it to the general expenses of the burgh, 
iicbbishop Bumef s successor was Arthur E^, who was deprived at the Revolution. 
Tbs Editor has to thank his friend, the Rev. Canon Humble, of St Niaian's, 
Hrth, kr directing his attention to the particulars respecting Archbishop Burnet 
Mibo^ed in this note. 

ami di-fi'iiIiiH*. iintwlth-t:in<Iin;r tin* prut iiitrrvall uf nliiri'Jii 
uii(i liarnin*: iluriii;: fhi' tiint-^ uf n*U*llii»ii, and that it va» mM^ 
^n at :i iii.irk i>t ttuj'i I'lVf tliat it pivi* u-k Munt* ctiiiiiiilt mhlr 
^ptiuiii lit* }hi|MM4. tliuc uif iiii.'lit yi't -M*!' Kn^luiul u ha|»iiv and 
wi-U M-tt|iii ii III. whi ni't' »«<«' h:i(i ium* n*aMin t<i cii-^mir, 
•xiiiri* \%c«> •^iM , lilio'Mi! Uf (iinl. I^iiiilf*ii fiu*tuinuq>hiM«l um 
iiiui h t'lir thr U'ttiT. Af. I iiuiiilfly iiti'iTM, oi* tlit* \ikm\ rucD* 
|il('liif^ lit' j^iirh trlirit\. tin- :.'ri-at niii*Miity i»f u i^trirt i-tw- 
tnrinity, inrnplin^ to th*- Aii- «»!' rjrii.iiiu nt, niihiiut mnr 
('\rrri!>M> I if ]»ruil«'i>ri- faltlii r t}iati Wa.i :JltiWi«l. Ili« 1 1 FMV 
|M*rt'r«-tlv a^n-«'il uitli iiP-«'. \*r\' uixuh v**u^\fnimi\g thf IiU-rtj 
timt iiii!.i*>ti r> t**iik in \.Lr\i!;:: t'i>m tliiir nilt . jii>1 »il(iin;:. 
tliat. iu% St. .Ianii<< o.iitli i:i r> !• r* im' tn thi- Li«i ••! timl. ^^ fAnf 
off*H'i»fh III "«#, i.< 'i'lt/fij '.? ./ ., i*iH- If wiiiild hiil'l ill n-fi-r* r-^* to 
tilt' Ma^i^tr.iti* ,\\\A t'iiiinli*'* .iiitli<>rity. tliut lii^> thjt li\«J in 
till- tiiii^taiit 1>ri.iili lit' .my \*\i* • !• if law ff tin- dtii;' xi lV.iT«r« 
iUkiik. riHitiriiiM liy Art nt' i'.irli.iiif iit. wa*i to U* l««'kM ii{Bin m 
a (itiiti iii!irr Imth iif thi- Kin;; .iiid tin- Ihiirrli. 

I aI*4N- n^-iiiiH-iMlitl t<t 111- tir.iii'H <-i»ii»iili ration, thf I n«ck 
i»f nibriik in tin* Kiliu'-^^'lialilN-Il. whiili I ri«iirti\iil «rx« a lifTT 
)i:ii| (A iiiifili* to tlii> 4 'Ii r;:y oj tli«- iialitiii. iM-i;i*tiotiiri^ tK«m to 
tak«- t'll-i* III! asiiri-*> : .iinl whi ii I ]iartii-iilari/M in tiii- KXxXUu^tA 
i*\ t!ic tir«>t jrv-on and lttan\ ton^taiitly on >iinflayi-<>. anii ^n^ml 
part iif tin* < 'oniuni«»n-H«rvin at all i « li'!»ratio!iH. \\\^- ^fnallr 
\%o!ii|ip-<l. -.i\in:^'. • \i-r ill* rty 1)41- Ki:.;: t<Hik in kis 
])ri\a*i- il>-*i-t. ill it it i-ouM iio «.i\ W jii-.titii^i t«> takf anv in 
tin- |nilili« k fK.ii.|»ll. wKinii'. \iiti...iit il«.«il't. tin- Ail "f f'tti- 
forniitN liiil i \ft \A 

l.i-'!\. I lit III iiitliil )ii*< <ir:iri''« iiiil^nirnt i-onif-niinc I^ 
Sltwapi- litfl. J.i«". • Ii.'- ol-l Puritan \« .' • hIihH I jvT- 
«ii\i<l i.i^- li.i 1 ii< ^< I *^ • n. i:t 1 ]>:• nii-^il to m tui it t^i hiiu . bitf 
lii^f- ninnt- ■•n \i-r_\;;i 1\ in 1 ••ni'iit n-Liti-'ii i*t thf aiithitr. a* an 
inri'iiijiir ill!*- j'P u lnr. a:i'l j-r-M-:! i«! \ir\ -inin'l prin* i|>lt-« and 
P^mI htt 

•Jltl. I --i.t !l:i- li"I. |.i. I* ..l" hr. N!. maril'* \'' V*r* i:im- 
tit»i:id tt> \\\* Ar> i.)'!-!. -i']!. ini im r witli i.iMt *):• ^nii- al 
rourT. in thi K::.;j'- wi'f 'ii .« .:.«• r'-.ii.» , w ).• :• l.n- ^^\\ tun 
thank* til th* U«'k. .lUti "^.H'l ln^ m.i« |m rN^ tl\ of' k.i« jud|t» 
nitiit. ;inil It w.i" tit t'T niiii.^^r* to j^*.- i.iii- h.i\. 

* KitkiAT^I Si.v.ri -r >«iurt. 1.1. |l |lr«n . r U . fl«rr..-<rfr« T>^ «-«% illiiii 
! > «fe* |uM!«i.««i A' '^'11 v«if Its iii«. It At f . •« ■ \\' ■ ! l*ttm*B 6€^mt%tA 

a* -1 ilrS »lf«l , -r • ' nrf IrrAiis* •{.•«i> c ). • ' • :.' - %t*.f* v r |m j •! pr««vv« f^ 
• ::«k*i*iri At Bii tin t^ {.••' fi.i. mi iur««i f.- u .'itr'^ ti.. ..'.u'fv off '.he ( fcwva ^ 
Ir4;«'.l 111- U.ruUir. HUTJ. 


27th. Being "WTiitsuiiday, I dined with Mr. Secretary Jen- 
kinSy where I met with Sir William Dugdel, Sir William Basset, 
and two other gentlemen; and after much discourse about a 
mat discovery of coyners and clippers in Wilkshire, [sic] 
Dorcetshire, and Summersetshire, Sir William Dugdel began 
some discourse concerning his progresse into the north which 
hee made in the year [1666 *] and spake much in comendation 
of Biflhopp Cosins and Dr. Basiere, highly comending the con- 
formity of the place, and more particularly the observation of 
the 65th canon, and telling me a story of Dr. Burnet, how hee 
took an occasion to admonish him for omitting, in the first 
volume of his History of the Reformation, the Bidding of 
Prayer in Edward the 6th's time, &c., and that Dr. Burnet 
oonfeaeed it an error, and promised to take notice of it in the 
pablication of the second voliune, but that the Doctor failed to 
doe ity and thereon censured him to bee a man very deficient in 
integrity. Sir William did voluntarily inlarge very much upon 
diis point of Bidding Prayer, and confessed that the contrary 
practice was a shiboleth whereby to distinguish the fanatick 
party, and that if the liberty which ministers take, bee not sea- 
sonably check'd, it may ones more runne down the liturgy. 
After this, wee had some discourse concerning Newcastle ; and 
upon my informing him that it was brought to a very great 
degree of conformity by the zeal and diligence of the Omciall 
of Northumberland f and Vicar J, whereat hee did heartily 

* He WM at Bishop's Auckland on the 4th Sept 1666.— Surtees' Hist. Durham, 

t Isttc Basire, Esq. See his Injunctions to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of 
Nortkamberland hereafter, in the Appendix. 

t John March, B.D. was Vicar of Newcastle from 1679 to 1692. He published 
nmal sermons: 1. A Sermon preached before the Mayor and Aldermen of that 
tovn on the 30th Jan. 1676-7. He was then Vicar of Embleton, co. Northumb. 
2. A Sermon entitled " The Encsenia of St. Ann's Chappel in Sandgate/' preached 
^ 3, 1682. 3. Another Sermon on the anniversary of King Charles* Martyrdom, 
tttitled *' The false Prophet unmask't, &c." in 1683. 4. A Sermon on the like occa- 
>ioB in 1689, advocating passive obedience and non-resistance. These three dis- 
QNDies, like the first, were preached before the Mayor and Aldermen. The one last 
Bined occasioned some letters between the author and James Welwood, M.D. 

1^ wretched state, as regarded .Church matters, in which Northumberland vras 
fctad after the Restoration, may be gathered from the Informations given in by some 
^ tbe Clergy to Archdeacon Basire in 1 662, which the reader will find in the 
A|ipcQdix. It is evident from Dean Granville's testimony that Bishop Cosin's vigorous 
idaunistntion produced some good fruit. And it is not uninteresting to find that 
ifter the lapse of a century the good order and discipline then set on foot were 
Ml atterly extinct. In Wallis' History of Northumberland (published in 1769) 
*e find that at St. Nicholas', Newcastle on Tyne, there were then " prayers twice 
> day ; a catechetical lecture in every week when there are no holidays ; and a 
■ereioo tvrice a week, on every Wednesday and Friday, in Advent and Lent, preached 
bj all the clergy of the town in their turn." At All Saints', in the same town, the 

ir>8 Ur.KS riR%NV!LI.B. 

rfjfiyiY, hiH> clininiiclfNi Mimo quratioiiii coiuvminir Mr. Imme 
Hii^in*, wlu*t)irr hii» wxh a man of iMirtii, lir., mhirh «•• ft 
topirk ulitTtNiii I (lid iiihirp* not to ttii* pnjuduv i)f Mr. Immt 
liar* in* :inrl tuinily. 

'\*Hh. On till- -it^th of Miiy I>r Tullain (*amt* tn my Ifj^ffinir. 
and hrouirht with him Mr. Wyut, th«* CniviTiity l^rmtiir of 
Hxl'iirii. who \i-.i<4 tti w:itt«< in thi* nt<inth «ff Jum*. im drputy for 
hiH w*n. iind ciiHi*i)iip«ini; minitwhat fif xhv liU^rty which wwm 
taken in rt'tn'nchiii^ «inif |Mirt of th«* mT^'iiN* in n-aflin|^ tk» 
rhtM't )iruv<*n«, hii* toM nut* a Ntory of I>r. An«h*y. whrn h«» 
H4'r\4il as riark i»f thi' <Mi*si*t tn hi** Mujiiitit*, whih* hi* MajmCt 
rami* to St. <ti'«ir^''H ('ha{i|N<lI: h^iw I>r. An«Ipy m^i to thir 
I>fan«* of Win(l«>r. and aif*thi-r tinir to him^df, to irurtail^ tk« 
wr^iii- h\ liavintr out t)ii* li-Miin at thf Kinir*^ ordinary* (la«t 
praytTM, and n .idin^ i»idy tin- litany tqmn Wi-ntddyi-fli and Fry- 
daii-H ; hut that th^y rifu^'*! to ni*«'ivi* anv oni«-ni fn»m h«. 
unri aftiTWunU madi* uiijilii-aMnn to th«* Kintr. and thf King 
uppnivf^l of what thry had ili*fi«>. and u|M»n thfir infi»nninff kioi 
that hi*!* n«v<T hail th«- in hit own C*happ-ll on SumUt 
niornin;;**. ?*hi-wi-«I iimii* ilinph-aMin* th<*n*iit. 

•I lint* 'J. unlay iM-imr thf ^f^^iind of Jun**. my bro(h«r 
(rrriivillf * rarri<-«l mc«' ifitu tht' IU<«irhamlHT, tii taki* my Iraw 
of hi** Maji-^ty. \h «(Miii a.t I h.i>I niaih* a low oU-yMnrv upoa 
mv fntrant'i'. thi* Kiiii; ifnif^ aw.iv imi^iiiutlv to m^** fnim tb# 

f.irfhi r part i»f tin- nwinn*. aiwl «|i;ikt' u^ mv vi-ry kindly to 
itiii t. uhiih I h.i\i- jHiiiiM d«i\%n in tin* viry iii>nU. An n««r as 
I I an n-iMi mUr. ' Vi»u .m- iii*w nturnin^r I i»uji|MMi' into the 
ninth.' I npl^Ml til liit ^l.lI•■*t\. Yi •. .mil that I iliil intt nd to 
IiMVr t)ii> riiurt M'inilav tnllxwinir. whin-uiwn thi- Kin>r ^ki«d. 
* I am \i ry m^II x.iM-ti'd wifh thi* l«'\.ilrv and it>nfiinnity of tkt 
rnuiitry. ami with yi>ur <>un in .i [iwirtit uliir ni.tnntr Kt rormhrr 
ni4^> kindiv tn all my hi-urrv trithiU. and innMira^* thrm t«> dot 

••frr wnt«Y Irlli ut iK^tt wrTp " prmtrf* r^wf^ 'Ut. ftt ir-i ■^'"■i-wfc in |K« ( 

I -ur in thr •f'rr*! *»n " n. yy W4. SK* \* r«««r<i« Ih* wm ••4 IW 

Fr»]irT. m r*« irr. -n ahu-h \U%xi ( \mk*\ «* nvb tfrpM. Ih« 

Ihr .'i.'iOi ( Ki. •. V« -.1 iKr frtnnnt nf % I afkMlrai wm ti- < •^«<>;iv r«n»^ •«■« 

• I'lii- r«<nc *»■ " ^« Tti^ Kiili'f Km fwrn d^M hi |lr T^nvp. th« ii ri^ai 4f«A. 

dra. iin xf l»urh«in, tr.»f hi« fmf hrr. Ihr Vm Rnhrrf Thi«r ^rrK^^ i iw -4 \««tW^ 

».^r[a-.1 «^-> di<-! at fKr %<•. .( ;•. m l/il'i in«an*M* uwl •.».« lUMiaf t%%}m 

III- b!*! Km! tlftilv )rm««Y m Ki« i-f >ir> h 'if itBtr^hr*! ^i ••• di«r« t w^^i. .« g| itt l^r i1i«v«r >f |Kifh*ii. aii<( 'nilh «m* n<t iI-hiM rry^r^ml^' **w ii# a cte^ i| 
•-:• ro *■■ *t*->:ii K*4 *4« n lr»n«milt««i BiM-v tif lb# pnmipiM an*! |«wfi»-«« isl •■ «AAv 

* THr ll'*n il««ttw«l i;rmnt::i. .^nr nf ih# «if«ii>int >^ lU tU^^^fciMln Is K^ 
( btfU. II 


their duty^ assuring them from mee, that I will' stand by them. 
Farewell, Gk)d bee with you ; I thank you.' Whereupon I 
kneeled dow^i, and his Majesty gave mee his hand. Im^atly 
before the King said, * Farewell, &c.,' I replyed, wee had ffreat 
inoouragement to doe our duty in the Bishoprick of Durham, 
and ahcrald bee more than ordinary to blame, if we did not doe 
it, it being more easy than elsewhere, it being without dispute 
the most exemplary county for good order and conformity of 
any in the nation. ' I believe it,' says the King, with a gracious 
nod, and then spake as I have mentioned, ' Farewell, &c.' 

Jane 3. Sunday morning, waiting in the Closet, as soon as 
tlie Minister began prayer in the pulpit (the King's attention 
whereto I made lesse conscience of interrupting than other parts 
of the service) I took an occasion to speak to the King, first 
making Dr. Montague's excuse, as hce had desired mee, and 
therewithall presenting him with Dr. Stuart's little piece 
against pulpit prayers. The King asked mee how I did know 
it was Dr. Stuart's, I told him that the bookseller for whom it 
was printed did informe mee soe. The King shaked his head, 
and said that was not enough.' I then added, that Sir William 
Heywood did informe mee soe. Says the King, * Did Sir Wil- 
liam Heywood tell you soe P that's somewhat ; I'le read it :' and 
thereupon glancing his eye on the title page, and turning two 
or three leaves of it, held it in his hand till the sermon was 
almost ended, and then put it in his pocket. 

Sunday evening, attending by the Duke's Bedchamber, and 
watching an opportunity to take my leave of his Royall Higli- 
nesae, S^retary Jenkins came in, and waited there a consider- 
aUe time to speak with the Duke. I took an occasion to let 
bim know that I was going for Oxford, and would take it as a 
great honour if hee had any comands for mee. * I pray give my 
•ervice,' saith hee, * to my Lord Bishopp of Oxford, and Mr. Vice 
Chancellor.' After this, observing the Secretary to wait there 
a considerable time, some mutuall discourse passing on such 
nbjects as did occasionally present themselves, no body being 
pwent with the Secretary, but Mr. Gary, the Master of the 
Wkhounds, and myself, I took an occasion to ask of him 
blether hee had ever met with a little piece of Dr. Stuart's, 
(diewing the mischieves of pulpit prayers) which I had taken 
the bol&esse to put into the King's hand that morning while I 
did my duty in the Closet. Hee told mee hee had never seen 
it, before hee saw the King reading it in the Bedchamber : 
whereupon I took one out of my pocket and presented him 
therewith, saying that I thought it a subject very worthy of 
consideration, especially now at this criticall time, when men 

170 uy.KS (.H\Nvii.t.r.. 

wriii to l»ti» riinvinr«-<l liy ^ul rX|>ori«nrr i»f iIh* fni^i-^^ity nf m 
\\\\:\ivT i^iTili I if ri«iit'i»rriiity iKiin hit«« liitii tr^nrnlly |»ra-M««^l t»f 
lat«> in thi iiaTii.ii. ilii< p- id** tin- titli* |mLr>-. uii'l •«.iy'>. * Truiv 
iMH' it ii:* aiMiii;:. iit'tir In- ha^i ^Liiiri^i hi*t t yi* mi »*iiiii |»^rti 
thm-i»f, * it ii !'• U^' ui-hiil tin* i It-ru'v fli>I ir»»* *il •■?••' 
wiiv ;* iiinl iiinri- « -|w"<i;illv. -.i\-» I. iii hi-* M.ij»i-*t\ '* < ':..ij->'ll. 

• Mr. Anlnlian'ii * y^^iy-* tin- Sn nl.iry ■ ' Viiu ^iw in X\u rij^it :* 
wliiiOi pi\(' nif«- :in ii<ra**i<iii to kiv Ni'\fnill thiiii»«. • nii* • rianff 
(nNl'H sM-rviif auil r«HitMnnity. l«» tin- S^ti tary. who itj**- \ifT 
f^rrat utti*iiti(»n : whi« h iiia\ . hy <iiNl*^ hhii^iii;*, in tnni ih«« thie 
rhun-h MiiMf Hi'TWi I*. 

Thr -anil- iviuin'j my hp«thi r ^iniixiHi- t-.M uu^' that tbe 
Kin:; hail -oini" tarthi-r ili- ■■ur-M* mni* rniri;; nji-*-, •i{iiMkiD[f 
Mini«' kiml thiiiL"* «»t' nit-f-. in :i|i|irMKiti<in of my h«'ni-«t /. ^1 fur 
hin Majritty'^ .iinl th^- < imp in'- Mr\i>i*. ami im-niira^rin^ mee 
to ^ivi' an arcoiiiit viii- 'iiii*-^ to ti.<- Ntp tary ••! -ui h |- r«i4M 
;lh wiTr niii-l nf;rliu''t»^ ii* tiii* ili-^ h.irL"' "t th' ir ilii!v. 

AltiT thi- I wi'iit 1. 1 ji\i' .1 \i-it t.i m\ L.pI i*rim:ifi- ««l' NijC- 
luiiil. who at-ropiin:: t<> Ki'« w> liTiil m.iiimr n^i:%iil nii« with a 
^n-at ch'ali- i»t' kinilii«'x-4-. .uhI in )ii^ tli<Hour-«- ttmk an •■im*mi 
to P)Nati* hi- 1 i»nii-n<latior^i, nt th>' ,:*»A opU-r a!i(i iiinl'innity nf 
our hii •«'•'-■-••. •viyi*!;.' ili-ifipji < o^^n- wa- a i:f* ->' ni.i:i and 
an i-\r«lh'nt u'^ivi-nhir : anii ::.\Lt"! m**- !•• <iiri«- uith htm nt*st 
(lav. whii'h I *\i*\ ai ■-•>pLii::1\ : .i!i<l h.ivi*.;: .m i>p|«i«r:-ir.iT% to 
ili-««nir-i' m.i!iy thm^-. io:i'-n;i!i/ \'u*- -j:^**] "p:! r ari^i n ;pQ- 
hiritv o|' a t "Imp )jm ill. %*).ii:. iii- *ir.i. •■ -irrnii w* 11 ? . .qjipivr 
i't'. I W.I- ninth « •■!it;riiit <i :': m\ n->*i-'n ••! i ••:t:>iriii:t\ . AArr 
wJiirh I t.-'k ni\ I'.i\. !■! J .sii. hi.fh'r.K • r.i\ in.: hi- I- :.«i:> :;«*q. 

Itli. < »n M.:: l.i\ t|..- !•• ij:\ l-r-*!.' r i a!n»- !•• my i *..i-.i'*r, 
an«l Iiiim.m<l*>i <>l iiim u lit rh. r tl.* Kii.^j ha*! p .»•! tl.< I;?tlr 
|iiiif u iiirh I {>p^*n-<4l t>> Xi,* il.t\ U !>iri in !!.* < [••-at.and 
uhat }ii- Maj« -ty -.ii«l i "-rj. • rriiri:,* if \\\ hr-'^h- r l-M \v^ thai 
till- Kiii;^' liail Pa"! tr.«- /p-iri"! I'lrr .-i' :'. hir \*.i« n..* Thp.ii^KIjr 
-atiotti^l it va- Pr. >' ;.::'-. * ' !.• ■ •••Ti..-i u« li ]>l*.ur«| 
tiia! I h.iil |.r. -. i.'-tl It r.. h;m. -.i\:: j ?■•*.-. r*. • V" I -- Vfior 
bfothi r i- a I-.xi r •■!" «p1' r .ir.-l .i -T::' • i- rx :•:..:: •! tbr 
C'iitip h' - r\u* -. u la« li 1 hk^- \* r\ w» !!. .i:.'i !.• • 1 • - \i r\ ••■U 
lo in'h a\.'jr ?•• Ml .i-l i!i tI.i -Ti ji- i.i |»r >'ii.*'V :-r :•• i.4nn<4 
Ml Ut-Hi hiH i \i H .4 !.•:•: j- !••• r:.* tI.iti tI. it u- r'i.v vi i!i. « ho 
wa- oiit III' !}.• ]m ^' j.p i. h. r- T*. I* • \. r I I i • '. ;■ • .\ ; •• v^ 

♦ ini- of thi- U -I ni« :i • ". i» I \. : Ik:.- ■■* . ^.wj : .- .- ^i .t» w *.>-IIt 
til (If vi'tiiin Mn \V..l:.. -li\ !:.. 1:-^ I . i--.. f m I .j 1 w n\,rr 
I }iail *|» lit a wholi \*««k ii: .•"••.•!;:. ^' ii.\ i'»»-l ••M .I'lii! Iti;:nr» 
in liiT Mick r II -M. to lU* oii-t.! !>i, whiri I vi.»i!i<l lor a |«iL%na{C«- ui 


the London coach to Oxford, and had the honour to bee received 

into the coach of a yonng Prince of Sueden, son to Prince 

Adolphus, iincle to the £ng of Sueden, who being present 

at Windsor, when I preach'd before the King, and attended at 

the King's elbow in the Closet, remembred my face, and being 

told that I was a brother of the Earie of Bathe's, from whom 

hee had received some officious services, shewed mee great 

favour all along the journey. Hee demanded of mee, after I 

came into the coach, what languages I could speak best. I re- 

plyed that I understood the Latine, but could explaine myself 

tetter in French, whereupon hee and a Germane lord with him, 

as aUsoe his chaplaine, which seemed to be a very learned man, 

discoursed with mee oftentimes in French, and sometimes in 

LatiiL They seem'd all to bee very much satisfyed with the 

order of the Church of England. I demanded of the Chaplaine 

whether hee had ever read our Liturgy, and hee told mee hee 

had seen it, but never read much of it : whereupon I took out 

my Latin Comon Prayer-book. Hee seemed to bee much satis- 

^ed therewith, and confessed wee had retained very much of 

we practices of the Primitive Church, and more particularly 

fliat wee had retained Confession, Absolution, and soe many 

Feasts and Fasts, all which hee said their Church did observe, 

^esse the four Ember- weeks, but hee told mee that hee was a 

Kttle scandaliz'd that the people did not better observe the 

Feasts, according to the order of the Church, saying that hee 

was much offended to find Ascension-day very much contemned 

hy the people of London, observing the shops in the town to be 

generally open on that day. 

15th. Friday the 15th. The University having ended all 
thdr complements and ceremonies in the reception of the Prince, 
and admitting him and his retinue to severall degrees, I went to 
wait on the Bishopp of Oxford* and beg his benediction : and 
after I had thank'd him for the obliging letter hee writ mee 
about the weekly celebration of the Comunion in Cathedralls, 
Ac, and hee had inquired whether I had succeeded in my honest 
attempt in reviving the rubrick, at Durham, that does injoyne 
the same, wee entred upon some discourse concerning the usuall 
objections which are made against soe laudable and pious a 
piactice, and hee declared that hee did not think any of those 
4at had been offer'd to mee by the Deane and Prebends valid, 
condenming that which they seem'd to lay the greatest stresse 
on, namely that there was no likelyhood *to have a sufficient 
number to keep up the dignity of that Holy Mystery, saying 

* John FeU, 8.T.P. consecrated Feb. 6, 1675. He died in Jaly, 1686. 

17*J UYKS fiRlNVll.lK. 

tiiiit \vii' NlifiiiM U» first iimrrmi^l for !hr o»«'nrf of thr thine 
uml .iiliiiiiiiMiT it Mith xhv -iiull«*!»t nuiiilHr mthrr than u*ii at 
sill. A;* tor any ur*,riinii'Ut*» thfV hnm^ht u;ruit^t it u|B>n the 
ai rituiit nf (U'Mirtmli-. or iiiiiMViiliiin, hi* thitu^ht \frv mmk axmI 
tri\ii|i»u*« : mill having mnniMhil my (h'fii;^ir. and cauti'-acd 
nil I* aLT'iiH'^t all iNiiMniu- |inK-iiilinp*. hf«* |»ni|MK«tl u* mt^* tbc 
!«tirrin^ up Ninu* ili\i>iit |nii]>1c. Ia<iy«it or ir^'nthint-n. t«» cl««ftfv 
liii* «;inir t'n*ni th«> iN-ani* and <')i:i|»ti'r, ii«i tin* Um i*\|H<ili« nt to 
(tlW't tliat pNMi wnrk. Miyiiii; that thi- lN':int'anii Tn U xni* i«>uU 
ni»t ju<«tit'vc the til tin ret', ami lM'^iih--i it waj« u \fnk' |iLu«ihk 
u;i\ tor thfiii til -t«.ilf jiitii tliiir duty, mithuut i'X{N»«iii^ thria* 
Ml\r> t'i>r till ir |i;i-t ••iiii-*itiiiii aiiil ni-^Ni t«i. 

The Kinir ni«^ht I ix-L'uniH lU'iin* •li'M-itiirM'. almut tlit* «anw 
Huhjit't, with my Ui<rt)iy t'ri*ii'l i^r Ihiry. l^<«-ti)r of Kxi-tcr 
rolli-p>, ami liiii. aiiiii-l (i.iilx . iluriiii; my ^Ui\ tlki'P*. talk «itk 
him. ni'tp or lt-»i . alnint it. li-i* /• .il «•« ii.t-vl mui h to outMrip 
mini* in tlii-^ |urtii' .iixl w.i- t\. M-<lin;:iy |H«iiti\i- that it 
(•u«jiit III U- a lon^t.Likt I ii:.i • iiiir.iiit •>! all I'ta-ti*. ;u* «fll .i« t^ 
Sund.iy. \i'. Hut ihi** *>hall ->uthi •■ oitnt riiin^ hr. Iiur\'ti j'.iii|r> 
m*nt. ^im-f it i** -^'h* tiil!\ ih-tLiriil in thi tun itiitiiHtii i»f tua 
u -I I'll 11 ainl>i tnati-**. 'The cii^^tant < 'v*mniunit jnL* thf U^.k it-mIi'. 

l^th. Mi»ml.i\ till I'^th. I wtnt t«i thr Puhhfk I^hrarr ia 

< *\t"'»nl. wh« n- I I't-iwiil fUt tin* Ui^x t'*'iuui**ii rni\iT-U-'k vt 
Liiw.Lpl thi (irh. uhnh I h pI -aiiLid l'*'r a ;rn at uhilt-, vilh iiili;^'i III I', hut <iiul<I Uft iit<*«o\ir; aii^l thm*. ankonir niasT 
uthtr u<»< lull ••I>'M'r\.itii>ii-, whiih I {m-uM li-'wn. I m« ? «itk I •M.ii^jht .k!T«.r. K.iii.i 1\ tliLit th«ri- u.L- a? ; tnnr ia 

< .ith* ilraU. ai.'l -M-nif nihi r |<].ii<o. a daily i • it iir.itp>n of tlbr 

< fmuiiti'ii. ultiiit't I i.*\ir l« txri- Kad a!iy A^^uraiK^. thu' I« 
wa^ aluai*?* apt tn i«Iii\i it u.i« *«4-. !p>m thr n^hrit k whirll 
!«aitli till* <'«>llttt. i.)ii«tli-. and 4i<«|>«l |.>r thr >un«by. ^haSk 
•Mr\i all tin- ui^ k att«r 

huriuu' h.y *-t.iy .it < >\t'MrrI. I I:. id t'ni|uiiit m-ra^ion ti» dw* 
ii'UiHi \%i?ii !; . l'iioi:>j>|i. .i:iil iii.i!i\ • r:.. p.. ii>iti •■rii::iir tkt 
u<-rtli_\ /. .il !!t.i dih/i :.< • •-! rh. < »tfi, I'd ,.t .N'.;t}.uii:U rl in>I and 

\ U'.ir 'it .Ni \\« .i»!i> . l!l !..\l!.;J l-fi'li^'lif ' SiViIl to all « &i^i- 

jil.iry *» iTi ••! • "Sitt-m./x . i I'H-itli r;:.;: i* ;- :i -.i-jii'rt ti-»n. aad 
a t ■•! J i-r i*:-'. . \* • . il > .1 !.-j':. K I'l.V. I li.-i h <'t'I;« r tixMi*uncd 
ii!i tit.i:: > :i' /t^i i:. ?'.> I ■• in. 

•J'Uti I*m;iij ''■• '-i^ J- :• :i II. \ liii ir* *r» lp:ti !:.• liiiv^r* 
•>i!\. 1 vi>itt !■• ^-.-.> i \>i( t" :!.• ;•.>::: •! Mr l»>«i»ti;. %ihfl^ 

• T' • ■ • ■• i- • < ■■ • • *?f ■■ I f » ■ c ■ *■ • •'•r -^ in "Tivit.:^ |W 

I • ■ . * I ■ . • • ■■ .. j. 'A' .. - t I • »«•< I iki.K^ . lit Itthf I'mrt. ^ T P 

J.» • i»ilf il. HtakJ 


tho' a man of no extraordinary presence, yet hee appears to bee 
a person of great learning and sincerity. After a complement 
at first entrance, in relation to those learned books that hee 
hath published, I demanded his judgment concerning confor- 
mity, and the Holy Sacrament. First, whether the Gomon 
Prayer-book does give any liberty for the exercise of prudence. 
Secondly, whether that strict conformity which the book re- 
quires IS not at present very seasonable to bee practised. 
Thirdly, whether it was not both pious and prudent to restore 
the celebration of the Sacrament weekly in Oathedralls. Hee 
tnswered the first in the negative, and the two last in the 

21th. Upon my retume from Oxford to Taplow I went to see 
Mr. Bradock, Curate to Mr. Levet, Minister of Taplow, where. I 
found Dr. Evans, Prebend of Windsor, who in his discourse 
oonoeming some greivances of the Church did instance in a 
danse which was now left out in Acts of Parliament, to the 
at prejudice of the Cleargy. In the first Acts after the 
luff's Bestoratibn, there was provision made that there should 
no diunaffe ensue to the Clergy by levying money without the 
wmaent of the convocation : but in these latter there was (as 
the Doctor inform'd mee) no mention at all made of any thing 
to that purpose ; which ground lost wee all judg'd would bee 
veiy difficultly recover'd. Mr. Bradock made mention at the 
aame time of an Act of Parliament wherein there was a grosse 
aror and mistake as to point of time, which Hickeringijl * takes 
notice of, and is in the right. 

23th. The three and twentieth, being Mid-summer eve, I 
lodg'd at Mr. Bull's at Moreclack, where I preach'd the day 
Mowing, and was much satisfied to find that place, which had 
wen very factious, supplyed by a worthy person, one Mr. 
Jones, who reads the service very orderlv, observed daily prayers, 
and celebrated the Sacrament monethly, and had been instru- 
nentall a little while before in suppressing a very considerable 
From thence I went down the river to London, and the first 

^ ''Die 22 Octob. 1662 Edmandus HickeringiU Cler. admiss. ad Vic. de Boxted, 
Cob. £Mez.— qnam resignaTit ante 12 Dec. 1664.— Idem Edmandus ad Rect. omn. 
fiHdonun in Tilla de Colchester, 21 Octob. 1662. And fearing he should be oated 
0tt of All Saints' bj taking the Vicarage of Boztdd without dispensation, he pro- 
^ni i presentation under the Great Seal of England to the Church of All Saints, 
o' was again instituted thereto the last day of Decemb. 1662. He was, Jan. 20, 
iC81» instituted to the Vicarage of Fingringho in Essex which he afterwards resided, 
bst itiil continued Rector of All Saints, 1700. He was a man, though episcopally 
ixd^tted, jet publicklj bade defiance to the Prelacy, and that of his own Diocesan in 
Pvtienlar; an impudent, violent, ignorant fellow, very troublesome as far as he could 
to hii Diocesan, and to all that lived near him." KenneU's Register, Vol. I. 809. 

171 UYW f.KlWIl.l.K. 

Suii'l.iv a(u r my :iTri\.il I wi-ni to l>r. lit- vi-riiltr«"'« *. f.-r xhe 

H.;ii-i !• i:<:i lit r***\\;:j: \\\*' NttTamiiit, wiiirh tii* ci !• iinN^ 
ui'kIv ill 1.:^ ]• iri^li-ritup-li. .iiii! I t'liiiitl. iiiiu li t«* my i^tufjc- 
li«>ii. ili.d th- uiir;!i\ i)'Mt4>r li:i«l. in i«iiii|ily:tiiii' with «<inr 
iiri^'iiiii. :it^ tii:it 1 ii<utl. i!^nil hi^ prjiiit-r «•!' .iii<lr*-iwing 
):iiii-i It til t i.i.l ill ;i jiiii .it.iry \«.iy)N!ori- hi^ •»« riiki»ii iiitt> thtf 
• .ihi'iii .il t< 1 1.1 it I'll liiiiiL' Ti i\* r. .11 1 onliiii; t«i tin- 'V'tlHanoo; 
uif'<-i- I \ iii:{i!< . I li ulif H'lt. will pri \.iiii ii|ni!i mm! «•! xhm 
t "li rL'> I'l :ii« < ;t\ . u 1. I L''- ■•- I'l/r.kvx w.iV. 

•Ii.l\ -M. 1 u. :.T ti. u .:r . :. >;r 1 :i"in is l.\!i*n. ulin ii|»>r& uor 
tl:^r"ii!^> • xM* 1 :.!:. J Mr M:i:>:i'- i:.Ti : r t}>tin^ iiii« in liim- of 
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\«.i« tf* lii'iii III :::..• ••: it!\.:. <>i\.<*. 

N .. XVI 

I lilt I A'i. 

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pasty that I now see soe much beauty in that incomparable 
oompoBure, and find soe much pleasure and profit in the con- 
sideration of the matter and method, the design and history of 
the book, that I find it impossible for mee to desist from the 
prosecution of the same as long as I live, which is a task I find 
more than enough for the longest life. And in the view and 
serious consideration of the rubricks of the Comon Prayer, I 
have been often struck with great admiration, that soe many of 
my brethren of the Clergy should skip over two rules which are 
meihinks of essential obUgation to every church-man, namely, 
for Daily Prayers in Parish Churches, and Weekly Sacramento, 
at least, in Cathedrals. If they could forget the solemn pro- 
miae they make in the presence of God, and face of a congrega- 
tion, when they give an assent and consent to all the rules of 
the Book (which I have ever esteem'd little inferior to an oath) 
it is strange they should be altogether unmindfiiU of those 
duties which are, above all others, incumbent upon every good 
priest; I meane to ofier up daily prayers and praises to Al- 
Bjighty God, in behalf of the whole Church, as well as the par- 
ticular congregations which they serve ; and to administer the 
Holy Eucharist soe frequently as the circumstances of the 
people or place where they live, do require, or will allow of. 
These omissions of dutyes of such hign moment amonff the 
greatest part of the clergy of every diocess, has occasioned 
oftentimes much grief to my soul : the dislike whereof in others 
Iws stirr'd mee up to indeavour to rectify the same within my 
Jurisdiction ; which (I bless God) I have done, in some measure, 
ha?ing gotten in the most considerable country parishes Daily 
Prayers and Monethly Sacraments ; and I could prevaile with 
many other places to observe the like good order, if our Cathe- 
W did not authorize the breach of law, in having no weekly 
Sacrament. Hereupon, my lord, I have for late years, often 
•Mress'd myself to Mr. Deane, and my brethren of the Chapter, 
to reform this irregularity, but without success ; and now do, in 
BH)st humble manner, address myself to your Grace that you 
TOild bee pleased to give some little intimation to Mr. Deane 
of Durham (who has a great veneration for your Grace) that 
kse would comply in this particular, and permit the weekly 
cdebration in his Cathedral, whereto hee has been often moved : 
or, if you would judg meet, rather to give some hint to my Ijord 
Arch-Bishop of York, to restore this holy practice in that 
Cathedral *, it would not only have influence over Durham, but 

^ the fonowing letter firom Archbishop Dolben to Sancroft (Tanner MSB. xzxiy. 
Ill) dieirs that Granville's earnestness on this subject produced some result. 
IIat rr plbasb tour G&acb, — Although the welcome lasts stiU in its impor- 

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ilip, aince my Jurisdiction would receive see much advantage 
thereby. I had thought, my lord, often when I waited upon 
jfoor Ghrace at Lambeth to have moved you herein but want of 
eimfidence or opportunity did hinder mee, whereat I have been 
much distorVd. Dr. Beveridge, who I hope will do mee the 
&vour to deliver this letter with his own hands, will say, I 
tast, somewhat for the promotion of this good work. Begging 
your Ghrace's pardon and benediction, I subscribe myself, 

Your Grace's most faithfull, obedient and humble servant, 

Denis Granville. 

Ml Sept. 1683. 

No. xvn. 

From the same to Sir William Dugdale*. 

Dnrbam, November Srd, 1683. 

Worthy Sir, 

Before I had the happiness and honour to meet you at Mr, 
Seovtarv Jenkin's (when I was at Windsor) I was sufficiently 
avored both (rom your works and report, that you were a person 
of great integrity, as well as learning ; but til that time I did 
oot understand you to bee (what is very hard to find even 
iaiODg the clergy, I meane) a true Church-man, a lover of 
<Kdsr and exact conformity, not allowing any liberty to exalt 
pirate prudence above the Church's. 

His encouraged mee to present you with a small treatise, 
befixre I lefb London, of Dr. Stuart's, concerning Bidding of 
Phtjer, hoping that soe considerable a man as yourself might 
[vt a h^png nand to the banishing the irregularity out of the 
King's CnappeL And the same consideration doth now again 
i&Tite mee to recomend unto you, as I have done to some learned 
dergy, this inclosed paper of Qusories, touching the Holy 
Gomimion, humbly beseeching you, if you can now, or here- 
after, give me, or procure for mee, any light in all, or any, of 
Aeie particulars, that you would be pleased to convey it to mee 
in a line or two, directed for Dr. Grenville, Arch-deacon of Dur- 

* lliit letter has tb«iidy appeared in Hamper's Life of Sir William Dugdale (4to, 
leiMloii, 1827), but its rdation to a passage in the Dean's Journal, and to his letter 
to Sawsolt of the 25th Sept 1683, may perhaps be allowed to jnstiff the Editor 
aiieprin^iig it. 

A a 

178 liK\N f.Kl?(V||.LE. 

hnm, at Purhnm. Tho (M*iM.«<ii»ri, Sir, whormf in ihi^. I am in- 
fnnncl, tliiit liii <tr;i*'«'. my h-nl of runtiTlmn'. hath clHrr- 
iiiiiMi! «>ii till' Mttiii^ ii|) :i Win Lly n Iilir.iliiiii •»( thf IIi4r 
r<iiiiiiiitiin, iirriirtliiit: to thr riil<rli'k, in th«- rhiinh i»f ('jntrr* 
hury ; aiiii that my l«inl An-h-Mohiip <•!' Vurk i* Iik(Hi««' iii*uif 
till- i«:imi* ill hi.4 (' ;in>l that thry an* Utth wntiiif 
It'tttTfi t4> the |{i*<hn|M uitliiii thiir iirti\iiu*«'«i, to follnw th« ir rx- 
aiii|ili>; a iii»hh* wurk nf ]iir:\, uhnh will nnfVr to thi-ir • \rr- 
lu5itiii^ liouuur, auil \vr\ inurh I'.u ilir.a«' t •.ii|i>riiiit\ iu th< L&nJ. 
whirli hath Uvii vi-ry inurli uouiultil hy thr Uul I'lJinjiir at 
Tat hi "viral**, whu ha\t- t'^r iln* tno-t |i.trl a(ithiiri/<-«l th<- l-n-^.^rh 
of law, III f»iuittifip^ till wi^kly i • li i<r.iti(iii i«f tin- Ku« harut, 
whii h liath ii'tt Ih*:; i ..::-.*;iikTly i* I* l»rar«-l ••!! ><i». in ft&T 
Tatln ilrai". luir riuUi • i.iri h. i.I\..iii*l W««rii^t«r. TL** np* 
\i\.il lif tlii<« riiiiiii !..i*:i U • n \< r\ I-i;;^' thi l>tinii :• -i ny 
tlMMiu'htH. aihl il li.i»:. :.■••.. i- ..•\.-'l ii.y -"^il ?•• -1:1. l»r*'.*:. 1 trvat 
wii- ;irf iii'W i:i -'•• I.i.i .1 |^I•l^ il':lit\ f'-r ii.i\ iii:,' ^"--i Aitd 
|)iitiiH Work n--( tt liil--.}.. .i. u ).ii ;. li.ith !**fri :•«> Itin^ :.. ^'.'^ :<U. 
tn thr ^HMt (h^tay «•! <[• \"(i<<!i aifl 1 ••:i:<<niiiry . Aii«i I aii. :i<*w 
'••imr th«' nt'fiiii i.f thi-^ iiitiliiu'* ii«»'. i"!n .riii:i^ i!i» .\r\-h- 
hithn|i^* «M'a.Hiiiiahh' /i-al f<ir ti-il'** unrthii' u^ii.^ f^*iuv fn«h in- 
ilf-avourH to |>n'Vailr with Mr. htaia .ii;ti tin' |iri-hi i:<l« lY Ihir- 
ham, ti* n'ctify tliin ^^PMt IrnkTuhirity in I'ur <>wii I'atht^lrd, 
liiui till' U'ttiT Id pr« \aili- with thtiii to oh'lirati- tht- r«.tnuxiMl 
wiikly. 'whirli iniii*- think a ini:;hty wi.rk of mi|» n'P»jr»tit«i I 
nm fiipMl til tnii !• nut thr h!Ht..ry it the Kuth.iri^t Initn lb« 
viT} U ;:iuni:ii: •'* thi- K» t"-:iii.iii..:i. U lii'\iii;r that im^>|J«* will 
na-u- thiir wmU'Iit at i Wi.kU < • !• -'riM'tii. wh*n thiv aiv onti- 
\iiMiil tlnri- «.i- a hi'f '•'>.' .». i.t thf Simtii* lit ««ta- 
Miihiil in .ill < " .i::l • -lli ^'i »'•■ ' hnn ht-*, in thf bc^ 
^nnifiL;. ai.'i ni\<T .lU'L^l.t •!. I'ur i<nl\ t'Jn t'l thf ^^-ur.-l br 
till* inili-\Mtii>ii iif thi- atj* . :l^'I I**"* ^.^h inn^I tn o|>|iiiM^ w<«*klT 
Sairainiiit-. wlitii tl.f r ilr: k it i? U. t!r;< ^ly • lainiiit^i «L-U^ 
at thi- v» rv il.iv, •i^ij.i-'t,' liailv ny..^ Viil.- ruhrirk after 

Yniir aK«.ii»?anri-. Sir. in thi-* Kirtii iilar. w^.ul-l l*v an «'\li»- 
onlinark- i»hli;;atii'n T.» tmi-. an«l -pnii- I'thiT 1 l«-r^'\ -m« n. vbo 
jnyn with iiii-o in th*- .uhtn-w. atul thi* |inM<iutii<n 4 tin* ^«TT 
niiuw ih-Aipi. Ari'l thi' «*liittnn of tht ^* «|ii:i m^ will U^* t>f im* 
jHirtanri', not mily to mir own ('hnph h<'n . l-ut likiw;«r to 
iMinii* othrrH in thr nilnr Pni\iiirr. whi< •f.irth- ..t thi \irj iim-b- 
tinn nf a We* kly ( 'nfiinni'*!!. iiviii^* •>.*. 1! i* th« wjy to n«^r 
iM-vililc U'lii»%-i' wf-«' .IP' hrm^rii.L* in th* M.i*» N»njt' wi**- tiwn 
of till- rKrj:y of ihi*«' I'.irt-. ap- if i.jiiiu. i. tJ..4? \i.u .»p- Um 
tittt-M |i«rM>u in Kn^'Lmi to hi Ip mt« on tlu^ ^i^unt, ur at 


least to recomend mee some books or persons, who can inform 
mee herein. The books that I and some others, are, at nresent, 
taming, in order hereunto, are Heylin, Gyp. Bed. and Reform, 
of the Church, Bishop Jewel, Fox's Martyr., Paul's life of 
Whitgift, Bishop Andrews' life and works, fiumet's History of 
Reformation, Q. Elizabeth and Edward the sixth's Injunctions, 
(Goodwin's Lives, &c. If you can inform mee of any better 
authoors to make a discovery of what I seek after, I shall 
heartily thank you. I know. Sir, that the disturbance which I 
give you with soe long a letter, may seem neither prudent nor 
mannerly. But I perceive you soe tenderlv uffected, towards 
the interest of the religion established in the Church of Eng- 
land, that I presume on your pardon ; since all that I aime at, 
is only the honour of God's service, and the edification of my 
Jurisdiction ; the most populous towns whereof I do not doubt 
to raise to monethly comunions, when our Cathedral (whigh 
hath been famous for conformity in all things but this) is once 
come up to a weekly celebration ; which was the only consider- 
able matter in our Cathedral or Diocess, which Bi^op Cosins 
left uncompleted. Sir, I have had a very hard game to play, 
these twenty years (which time I have been Arch-deacon of 
Durham) in maintaining the exact order which Bishop Cosins 
set on foot here, since arguments have been brought against 
mee oftentimes (no Diocess in England having kept pace with 
us) from the practice of the generality of emment clergy else- 
where, and sometime from the practice of the very Cathedrals. 
In consideration whereof you will bee soe kind, I hope, to a 
poor, feeble Churchman (that would faine make good that 
ginnmd which was happily gained here by our worthy deceased 
prelate) as to afibrd him a little countenance and assistance 
in those matters which you have been conversant in, in relation 
to Bishop Cosin's notion of conformity, which I find very few 
to approve of, or understand. 

It did very much rejoyce my soul, when I discovered among 
the laity so eminent a champion for our Comon Prayer Book, as 
yourself, who appear to mee very right set in all things, and 
pwticularly in the matter of Bidding of Prayer, the very crite- 
non of a true Church of England man. Praying to God to in- 
crease the number of such good friends to the interest of our 
Church, and reward you and yours in an especial manner for 
your real love to our poor despised Liturgy, I do, with great 
Mncerity and afiection, subscribe myself. Sir, 

Your most faithfidl humble servant, 

Demis Grbnvillk. 

Sr WiUm. Dugdaie. 

A a 2 

180 I>RA!« UlLiNVlLLK. 

Crrtainr qu/rrrn (ourhintj thr Hol^ Commnmiom, 

1. How loiiff tliL* Daily ( oniuiiion in C^athc^nd*. and 
]iliic<-H, u*Mtul»Ii?i)ti<il iiiitt«'u«l (if thi* Mum, by I')«lininl thr 
vidi' ImC romiiKin PruyiT Jt4H»k, VAw. i\\h) did «*(>ntintu*h 

*J. Wlu'tluT it flifl over cibtuiii iu ull ( •thc<<lralii Y 

•L In wlittt ArL'h-bi.Hhuii'M tinii.* that holy iimctice brgaa to 
Ut' n('i;l«x:(4^i Y 

4. Whi'thtT Wi-«-kly rianunionft on Sund:ivtii and Iluly-dajw 
ill ( uthtilnilH, won' nut oIim rvcti, ul'Ur tlu* Ihiilv Cumuniun tdl 
into fliMiM' y 

'}. Whrthi-r Mtimi* <\ith(^lntLi did not (down to our Ltti* n-fad- 
li«»ni hi ill ]n'*'\t ii|» thi.-* Indy |»r.ii lii-i*. in n-lrbnitin^ the Ilalj 
(*oniuni<*n, ut li;i-tt, wirklx, ;ind whiih ihry wi-n* iT 

(». Whi-thi-r thrn* \ii-rf not in <'.it)ktilriil% at h-ant in tki 
nii-tni[MiIiti(Ml rhun-lif <>. ('oiniiiiinii-. nii thr Fi^tiruU, mm «dl 
a.i SundaviTi, uIUt tlu- Ihiilv rtununion tdl into < 


FlUiM THE HlsHiH' ny Dl KlIlM 1" Sim \l. FluIP*. 

SiK K. Fin\n, 

TiiK \ii-t k Uftirt' I It't't Linfli>n. I liail thf o]i|iiirtuniiy nf wmiU 
iii^ (iM the I'LirIf lit* Hathc. and at thi- ^luw t\iiii< of diM^tumu 
\iitli hi?« ltinU}ii|i|> onu «rniii;; hi^ hr>it)i<r rA# \ ArvlnU-M-^ttx, lua 
i'in'uin*«tan(-i>n and nntf ii*iiiin« t<i the I> rani-n | 4>f I* urliam] 
(»n iii'Xt va«*y. 1 luivi* mi ^n-at an Imnotir f«ir tliat nt>hl» 
family, that I ciiuM nut hut n)«-nti<>n what I thtiu^ht mofll 
advaiita^inUH f«ir hi.** hrothi r, and a*> I r« nit-tnliiT *twaji thU, thai 
if till- An hdi aroii woft Milling tiii|iiitt Li'«i lainn' to thr iK^nrrj; 
and \iiitdd pi«- over ull hia intn-^t fur I>r. Munt a^^r] f t«> mc- 

* Nr Ki.K*nl >! iv.l. •r l.l.f.l. »in of An.'rrv am! ffrvhUw cV Kjr4iv4 Umi| «! 
A«t.n. o>. >al 'p. «M (.Ui*« ..r Ail S<u1i'. flif.««l. %rA t.«*k IN* 4««f«« ^^ LI. D. m 
lA^i. Ill vM ui »i« xiftttf III thi- Arrhrv. mn4 afUrVKTil* ( b«fwvlL« ni IJ 
**|t.ntitfl ( )k«iw^ll« ..r Ih«rhAni. |«4h |tr«-. H^Tf.. M P f-< it' nt« at iHr^tm 
|i.;'ir. If J.*.. «M n^l. iHtial .<( l.Sr Ar«U«. N^r llUU. m«n .^ O* Tn 

**ir lii««ai»# Jrtikint ||» «ianl in U«' I fi«. ;!Jllh Jit»r. [haft, ab^ W 
bun<>'. IU tl»r rbanh «»rl •>! ^ IW^imC. n€«r IV«I • •*.«»f 

• T1i> II m JuhB M «il««vr. !H» . f wrth ••■» f i?.r K^i ^ "Wkilw^ l|# «M 
nr|'^«<^ la lteiha|« i'lrwr, by «h>Mn tir ««■ i^ilUicil tt iW Maw fa riiup ci 
llotfNtol, in thr CDMtjr at UwbMi. lo ISfllt l» lAO br «m BHtf ~ 


oeed there, the Hospitall of Sherburne, acoording to the Comis- 
sionerB rule for ecciesiasticall affaires, as well as the Dr/s other 
weferments, would become void by such a promotion. This 
Ho8|ntall is free from trouble and attendance, and lyes con- 
Teniently betwixt Durham and Easington. The value of it I 
am well assured is better than 300/. per annum cleare, besides 
the casualities of fines. This falling to my disposall, I shall 
most willingly conferre it on Dr. G[renyilleJ as an addition to 
what he now injoyes. All these together I am verjr confident 
are considerably beyond the Deanery ; espetially considering the 
way of liying the Dfean] will bee obliged to. My lord seemed 
weU pleased with this proposall, and was inclinable to move his 
broUier as well for the sake of Dr. Montas^e, as for his bro- 
ther's sake. What his lordship hath done m this, I know not, 
and therefore must desire that you would favour mee, as at 
your first conveniency, to communicate the contents hereof with 
my most humble service to his lordshipp, who was pleased to give 
mee leave to doe this. Whatever determination my lord and 
Ilia brother Dr. shall make herein, will be satis£Eu;tory ; and 
\h»j may bee assured of my reall services on all occasions, 

Tour affectionate friend and servant, 

Mm Castle, May 24th. 

Dr. (JrenviUe is now attending at Court this month, which 
ia allmost expired ; so that I hope you will speedily send mee 
B& answer, least hee should bee gon northward againe. 

(ladoned, <* Copj of Bp. of Durham's letter to Sr. R. Floyd. 
May 24th, 1684.") 

No. XIX. 

Dr. Comber* to Archdeacon Granville. 

York, Jnn. 23d, IS84. 

The reason of my not writing was the uncertainty of your 

^Aitf CoUege, Cambridge, and Prebendary of the 4th stall in Durham Cathedral m 
^ lUDe year. He eventually obtained the Deanery of Durham, in 1699. He died 
'cb. 17S7, Kt 73, and was interred at BamnoU, the barying place of the fiunily. 
^ Dr. Comber's name has already occurred (pp. 163, 176). He was a natinre of 

182 DF.AN OE%!«VIIXI. 

ubcNlo. and now I nlioot ut rov«T«, nnr havo any fniiiii 
(»nly to (it'^in* you to rnniiin* of Mr. TlawII how tho prrl 
rumt* to Im* U*t^ nut nf till' r«)lio. fur it wai« luA by my ornvr, 
(li<l I miHrt** it till you told mv of it. If you nttui* to S a r b orw 
lM*fore I^ummiui rHhall not mh* you, for it will bo thr 6ch or 
t*n* I i-un U* thtn*, my n*f»idrn<*«* cndin^r not till th« 4th 
Au^llNt. I will not mniplttiii that uiiilr you un* at I^jodon 
ConiniiKHioniTH ^ivr away a lV(*l)[('ndj i>f your ^'hun'h, and ] 
did not («pi*aki' i>ni* wonl for ii man you um- to wmh wttr T 
nitT nri^h)>or, for 'tin now to> liftt-, und thiit inT^m i^ cociU 
only hi' nuikfft M4»nu* n-inarkt of hi^ frit-mr!* vi^ilani^r. I k 
founil in our old InnjUh a \rr\ mortifying ri^-(»nl for xtmr 
Hitni. fi^r in M*:in'hini; t}i4-iii 1 find u*^ fiMit^ti-jw of any Wer 
Surnmitiit at Vi'ik. aitd n<>t *mi nnit h aa u .Monthly Somun 
till iKaii MiTiti'ii*'* * tinp\ f><r it ia rt-iri^tf rf-«l. that fur 
futun*. troin tlic 7th of S pti mh. Iiil7. thc-n* "should In- a Sw 
mmt at the r.ithi-flr.ill on tht* t)n*t Sumlay of i-vi-r}' mi»ndit, i 
M) it roiitinutii untill thf w.irr^ and wom n'ot^in^l with thr Ki 
und now amtinu«r*. Whtiin- it i*i rIi<«T tliat kM-ton- that j 
liil7 thori* wcrr no S;u-r.inu'iit>* dut onl\ at thi* ^tit Fcvtin 
und it -ihoitld U* ron^idiTMl whi rhi-r thi'* a;r<* will U-ar grvi 
lit'i^ht «if duty tht-n \ia<% n-(|uiri-<l in K i:i;^ J.iini-^ hit tin 
1 I'ouf* s.^' if nn'ii wiiuld l.ikr ran* to |irr|kin- duly, thr oft 
tlicv rainr thi' Utti-r, hut I <ms- thit in.iny t»f th'M* wbo 
fn^|Ufnt ronununion \:r^*w *>li^>ht in tht- {»i rf"nnani-«\ and ip 
tin* Siturday till lat4' at ni&rht in ui«'«<unt4. ^i^it*. liUAincvw i 
itllf talk, wliirli it an I'tfinn- to nir, wh** havi* nion* i«tiflCMl 
in iltiin;: it ut-Il onn* a nii>nth, uith a duf lan* to jmfiArp i 
thi' day iMfnri*. then in all tl.i- r four tiniifi if 1 should 1 
roini' to it. lloHiVi-r I .thall ii>it ii{i|iiM«* thr wi^-kly 

in lOMi. Ill r«v.iir.i tKi .Wrr^^ .f U 1» i'. 1«:;k l!r «m lUn*v ni ^tmm^ 
»ii.! Ttn>nil.iii. r>« \ rk. «r..i |*rt..fir..r •! Vrk ('»irr«!r»] lU ^ir^■ Vm 
iHirham mUrti IH l«r»i.«il.f ••• ? nail? ilf|in«*«l. in |(i^i| ||r «•• CW SOl^ 
•rtifmJ >i*N4*ftnil lr».-tt. Kc! !>*•• « -rk b^ wt.u !. Kr i« n « * Lit Ay ki,^ -vn m hli *C 
|««fiiiri III till* Tinijlf llr iti'l ! . •.!• 'i.'ilL }**i. m N 'irfr.'jvr. If*!l9l .% gavd 

!•( i-^irTrvi^riilrn. r !■• k |I«. i -x*«r«'i hf-ai. Iirvnvil^ Mrvtl \tr ( •ia.*jrr •« tO* ai 
iif tb«- mf.iTttUfi ••! \\.'»? ( ..UIII- >i :ii ( «0. -irmlt - Vv Mm^wv of | 

C'li.Vr. * * »!.. £r%t !«■-. T:. .-.-.^t « . . 'mt K... K.-.L^i. \'*M 

• iMxr.-t Mfn'.>n. ** 1 r «■• *.'r::i'U<l bi tl.« Ikm. cm f ) rk Maffv^ SM^ | 
H^ Klfvt -- Nrr 1^ \t*r • K*<tl 

t T«rnt« «t«r« aflrmar!* o.r II \% ( ■<» v.ur in vat •. <« ».«v l^^vsMlf % 
in«fi-rr«i in IhirttAm ( aOi<i!r«l In |(i»*t y M>*r*..<n • \ uUSk ct .IrlirM W lOJ 
f U>«ii>ir tiirur* ••!.■ i.c<t itkr r.-|tiir%r* •il>irr«ic«J t.* littf Ikr^A a»i CtefOi 
' U iirttur hair if • ( • i..iit«t.; n t!.. firtl *«u .-Ut i4 f «*n a.«.«tb. kcttfiUvyi k 
l««i-« m lUl brl.«if. 


bat rather promote it * aB soon as I see our great ones encourage 
the thing, and in the mean time you must think of beni as well 
as Sippif or eke religion will rather loose then gain by reviving 
this long sleeping rubric. I could say more, but suppose you 
will thi^ this too much yet 'tis nothing but what uiould be 
considered by you as well as by 

Sir, your faithfull friei\d, 
Tho. Comber. 

I My service to my brother Lane t when you see him. I was 
•asored you would be pleased in his conversation. My wife and 
UtUe girle is now at S. Mun^o's Well J. Pray let me know if 
you go to Oxford, for I will give you a little trouble there. 

TV) the Re?erend Denis Greenvily D.D. 
Aiffhdetcon of Durham, now at London. 

(Indoned, " Dr. Comber's Lre. Jane 23rd, 1684. Ben^ as well as »ap^. To bee 

No. XX. 
From the Bishop of Durham to Sir Richard Llotd. 

Auckland Castle, Thursday, June 26th, 1684. 

Sir Rich. Lloyd, 

AoooKDiNO to my promise last post, I now send you my mind 
M fully in answer to your inclosed paper as the straitnesse of 
the time would give mee leave. Nor can I thinke of any better 
method for enforcing my former proposall than what Mr. Arch- 
deacon himselfe hath used in his deliberating thereon ; who, to 
doe him right, hath said as much as the thing can possibly 

* la May 1684 we find that Dr. Comber wrote npon this sabject as follows to Arch* 
tMiop Bancroft : — " We are here ^ery happy in him, [Archbishop Dolben] for he is 
yvy actife in his station, bat still the weekly communions do not take. I have moved 
^ *ith modesty, and am not denyed, bat the thing is deferred for a while. I hope it 
Bsyihortlj do."— Tanner MSS. 

t *'He [Dr. Comber] contracted an happy friendship with Mr. Joseph Lane of the 
Middle Temple, afterwards comptroller of London; which being groonded on the 
pimples of piety, the only sore foondation of a lasting friendship, soon encreased to 
Mdi i decree, that ther addressed each other by the endeering name of brother/' — 
MoDoirs of Dean Comber, p. 60. 

t There is a place of this name close to the Railway between Linton and Long- 
Biddiy, near to the Drem Junction, on the North British Lme. It if not v«ry it 
fRHB the Border, and may possibly be the place alluded to. C B. R. 


btmre. Tho inrlnurd will tAu^w vnu my arfrunrnita on <-itkir 

Kiilr. iind I ran only nflrl this iuiifiiT, that if my I^nnl of Math* 
anil hi<« Imitlicr l)r. !«li:tll Ui' iiIi':lm*c1 to |iniiiiotp my n«'phrw*» 
Uin;; iNani- nf Ihirhiim, I «ii:ill miMt willintfly Imv knxii to 
thi'ir m |»hiw >ir Ui-orirt* Wlnli-r, in avunntr him n( Dr. «irpT'i 
|)n Uiul, uhtnrvtT it t';ilK iiitu my <ii*i|>fMall. Nay. fanh«-r. I 
nhiill lis n-ailily ^ivi* Mr. An-lHlt'.iroii uii niitmrt unity i>f |J««- 
Hurin^r JUiy fninil with I)r. ••n-y'^ livini: nf Wt-n niimth. rp- 
imt4-<l nimniiiiily ulNiiit 'Jihi/. imt annum, u4 !«iion a« it f^lU into 
my pt't, lilt' rii-omi-niliii;; a \i'ry unrthy |H*r>M>n unt«i mtv f«ir it. 
Koth thi-?H* pmluhilitii-?* iHin.«ii|« rini; thi* ^n-ut af(«*. and uftca 
intinnitii-H nf I)r. ^in-y ha Mmn nr fn/urv the I^am-n'. vhirk 
top'thiT with Sh<rhiinit« fur thi* An-h<litin»n himiii*Ifr, vim 
l>r. Montaifii in hi-ani*. an* thi* only ailvantH^*ii I ran thiaka 
pni|M'r in thiM rum'*, iinl«-<ss<< thi« may In* rukonM an«>th«'r, tlial 
u|M>n mv nc|ihi-w'H U ini: I)i'.ini\ I ^hall ^rludly MilMtitaU* IV. 
(in-nvillf to utti-nd thi* <'lii«M-t in my a)M*ni*f, vmi*titmM. Thii^ 
I ri>ntr?i«M*, may In>4' a vi-ry ^rnat itrp to lii<4 futun* pn'ftrniMvt, 
and will nitirh Ii'h*m n lii'^ i \|>i m i-^, (Itirin^r the tim«- i>f aifriid* 
unri'. tht-ri' U^in^ a ri.n^tant dii t with thi* rha|iljinii U^r X\m 
riark I if tilt' (*li>M-t and t\«<i ->« r>.in!-. and uh« n th«- Tourt it aft 
Whiti'liall Ki-«> may /.'/•• tin- ri>n\«*nii-n(-y i>f my a|»|iartiiirtit 
thi'p-. utirn* ill* will Im*' in rh<> niid»t nf hi- nlatiun^. If what 
i- li»'r»' jini|ii»-Mtl U-*" imt ;ii!*wi r iM' tn • aj-i f.ilitin*. I »hall ml 
an wt'll !«.iti<»tii-«l in InoSimjii^ K.i-iTijffn and Sd;:«t)ilil upna 
l^r. Miinta^u. wlnn \m\^\ Iit l*r. <ip ii^iil* '•• U ini* lN-an«*. and 
that Pr MMn(.i<:ii -iiMtiM lyw^ hi- h"«i<i*.ill tu lii-i hp>(hi r •lamt^ 
ihr ynuiitri"«t ^'.!i i.f tI.. j.i'i L-rd Saii*l^»iih Wh,n tkeis 
c-hankr*'- ni.iv h.i|i|i«-M. (t<»l kiU'Ui. I'it tliii' thr I^-am* halk 
l.ilily Ui-n *'ry nnuli iiiil:*|h.^id \*i?h a l.ini*- h ;•, yi-t In- i« rp» 
oi\i rill;: t.i a uiinih r. and i- \' r\'v. I yr \\ fi^'-ur iiiff« 
niiif niMn- in w.ii^in;; f»i my l.^-rd ••! Ua'!.- nith my nutfC 
huniMi- ^r^ii'i <i. aiitl a<i|tiiitif hi« l>'riUhi|>|i nith thr r«»nt«*iita 
<it thit Irttrr and uith thi- iui h*^^!. I am. 

Vitur \i r\ .itin :i":ial« liii inl a::d *• rvai.t, 

N nil. IM k»iir. 

/'/.■ f.;''..iir . ;. . ../■ Sit i ^ r t, II -•; if ;.V. 

!■*!. Till- nri«.nt man.i«»« r nf thi- H.-*|.:T.dl. Mr IvUtbII, 
nt'rr" til P n! it I if !>r ^l •■:.!,! ;:'i f..r Ma^tn vi.ip^ !.»i:ithtt, at 
ti.i'«' ■•!' -il".' j- r aiii;iiiii. •!< •rl\ |r.»\ !•!;:;.; .I'.l !hi?:ir* :»t^rt». 
nary. aMiipiinj t.i i ii*ti>iii .it.>1 -l.iluii . |i*r thi |ii«T hr^-thnrtt, 
t\ii|it pjuinsi, whii'h, oii^'niin^ to th«* HiAhi*|i'!i lajuiictiua in 


his last Visitation there, are to bee made substantial!, whatever 
the charges bee to the present Master. 

2. The casualty of fines (which were considerable last yeare) 
are wholy belonging to the Master. 

3. This is free fix)m tenths, first-fruits, residence and duty. 

4. The Master is the sole patron of 2 or 3 livings *, and hath 
the nomination of a Chaplain in the Hospitall, who is main- 
tained, as well as other servants, upon the House stock. These, 
with the Curates and Deacons in Easington and Sedgefield, may 
be looked on as so many preferments for his friends. 

5. The Master of this place is as great an Almoner as the 
Deane of Durham, there being thirty two Alms-men in his 
disposall, sixteen whereof are allowed fourty shillings yearely' 
ana to live where they please, the other sixteen are suiEciently 
pnmded for within the Hospitall. 

6. *TiB a place of retirement upon an occasion ; and the addi- 
tion of this to the other preferments will more easily advance 
than one entire Dignity can ; because the Deanery, tho' great, 
is only a provision for one ; whereas Sherburn, the Preoend, 
Sedgefield, and the Archdeaconry, are singly, by themselves so 
ooonderable, that they are credittable substantiall preferments 
tor somany severall persons, who by the variety of their in- 
terests can without difficulty shove a man up higher into a very 
good station. 

7. The goods and cattels belonging to the House, left by the 
late Master, were valued at 200/. and ought to have been worth 
four hundred according to custome ; but the Bishop, in con- 
sideration of the suffering of that Master, who was plunder'd 
for his loyalty, was pleased to dispense with a lesser stock, which 
yet may be advanced againe, according to the old custome, 
rtenaoever the present Master leaves it, which is to carry on 
^ charges of the House, and to bee left to succeeding Masters. 

Disadvantages of the Deanery, . 

!• Whatever the Archdeacon's present preferments are valued 
a^ihee best knowes ; but I am well assured that the Deanery, at 
the utmost, is not above thirteen himdred pounds per ann. and is 
'i^dy to bee lesse, considering the decay of rentes in his Corpse, 
•nd the dayly growing expences in repairing an old Church f 

^ ^ Vicuiges of Bishopton, Grindon, and Sockbnrn, and the PerpefUal Curacy 
^B)dietta>, aU in the Biahoprick of Durham, are in the gift of the Master. 

t IW total amovnt expended by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in repairiag 
** t^ wtite plaoei " which Puritan misrule had left belund it, must have been Tery large 

B b 

18G l»l.\N (.K\NV||.|.B. 

an<l inaki'in^ u iu*w i*fwtly nr^an *, in iill whirh rhargw tkr 
Hi-uiif iKiyt-M u (Iniiltlf nliart*. 

'2 Tn«' Ikniiii-'H iiff^itive viiin i^ f|tiiMioii:il»l«* in numt thinft*: 
un<l Ui )n-«< <»urr mn (lij«|)iMi> nf litlr without tlu' mriM-nt of tlftf 
(*hii|)t4T. which mny oftrn m-uti* tniubliiuini«' dii»|mti«. and bmj 
pcrhuiM I'uUM* hipN4*ft of livinp«. 

iiid«««l. TW Nwlcr wilt ftnti m ibr Apjimilii mi MnMiat *4 iW f nn » 4if •! ila 
Ibidv in Ihu wsy fff«iin the lir«|iirmliiia In Junr ICfil, mmI iI ft|pran l^al ■ lM4« 
Biiirv thftii t*mly ;rsr« aflrr. the viirk «ft» vtiU ^mif >b. 

* Till- " nrw ctmUt f*rcma." wLirh iht- H ib'tp nratiftiM. tt «Cill la tW Cm 
It «M huih bv Ikr n-lfbrnla^ F«lh«-r >nuth. TKr Mluvin^ Uttan *«>« tas •■ ] 
WUmmi. Ibc RrKiilrv ul Ibc l>raa and 4 t^>!«r, wy Di4 bv alliignbrt wiiilw— 

.sV'i/rA Mr#r. |A# IS •/ .Vm«. IMI 
IIb. WiLMiv,- I ram Mtr bum last Sat'jrdav, iwi ul lb* rmlnv. «Wv I In 
«nur kiiid k-ftrr aiul tb«- bill in rliit>-4. «lip-r fir I fiir yii« ba«i**l» Ihaatfi lav yi 
kr«n 'roMfcnr and cral kuiJnr«. vKn-b I all aavra kn«4Wc I baw ii tw iai I 
btimlrrl aad nttj |> -ami fiifmlM. 1 iKmU tir •:! aayr* rraily In vrWr ynu i 
«bm ki rvrr II maT br yoar plranur. Ai fnr Ibr nrgan I !•«••■ m*! f>ir f ii^r j 
drall I bunh. I kiH»« it it ki r^^t a"*! •■' n.»l a* anni it la Ibr h il w nu fc. | 
mail runfr* I Itavr iiui c^m ibr |>ri«. f-t thit I drvlan- tKai if c«««t a»«r • kaavA 
ibituarnt fHiua*!. Irll aiini UdJi ti.itik tw tav abal tite |4«v« F« rawimf isl 

Ctfniinc 1 ba«r \arm Um «-unu«. in «)ii>h I muiJ l*afr ••tri l/rr pari la t>M, md WB 
mM tb<iuUl bavr luuild f^ull aitli it bul «)mI I l«air il<i. I baar da« lav i|* 
bonnrr ii^ Mr. ^iir^ |>ird and lb«- Ikan %nA rbafitrr. In dni I «m aiiviaH by «■• 
prnlrlmao t> batr il d«ta an c**"d aa ntuUl btr, tn ihr will rb<ini arvva] to mm Wmm 
a IfHMrr. aldo Ihr nintr» k \m nlbrr «ajr«. and ai | bair d«« aku la Iba ovfn^ Iv 
frmrly nf iIoih* and i|uaftrr doI«. ll*al imj un^an baa bat yoan ar-d la Iba TflHfijf 
lUl I niada. 

Sir, I |iraf Tim In nmiiilrr tbi>a Ihinf. Il anald br bard l>i fak ill iJM ba«iai 
fauna and >m a U>iiarr. 1 1 i« m««« t^o r f-ir mmav ibm rt (tiar f>«ar nar TVv feml 
ihrr |r4'«iF] •>rraa wrni Ik \ nrk I t.Air ciK t««ntT {•■vnd, axid ibal m •& §m I 
lia«F ariil ibrr fiTf i'r« «f<-p-« •■! |'i|«'«. «Kji1i aitni man «o«tid ba«r paid ■•■ M 
l^nidm lr««^hor |<iiiiii ^^r :f. ai^«l Ib^ •rfffirif •>! omI l«*-«ff |«««nd. »• IW«v li Ml 
IwrfilT |Miuik>l (hil II all. «« t\^: it It t.of • 'rd • n^aa • wkitl \t f ir tW ^tf 
iirran. I «iil •• It al annf rafr a« ii \%. f -r «■• '• %% ii a C'«*! ••fcaa vdl '^«C a lata I 
brc iinir |>«ril>ri t>i ct^i «>.u Fbi" tfu' !• '.i ••• m»\ ni«ii-b. •«!:« «L#a I «ul ngM^Av 
llir |<a:i» I l.a«r f«k* t.. il Au* a.»l *>ar •!.« Ir>i''> -f il. t'Ul I (*'f«' Ibr [iMa aai 
I bapliT ■111 ikxl «•«■ nil* a l*«"*rr >ir, •••ar kimiiir^ ■«•? da a c*af dr*l la it. Aa 
1 •i<ni-lttil. «:fh nil and my wifr't l»art«-li 1 •• arid wnii !•> t « aad yavi^ 
fnim iiNir huniMr wnai'd l.» minfnarMlr, lUa ^mitii 

l*rai. Nr. mi banihlr dull and trrvia In Mr I Iran a-ij tbt rral ^4 bia bMAaviL 
l*art:.-uiar my n.atft-r Muvi«m 

Smf:.iek StwH tk» •» -/ /W««| IflQ. 

Mb. M ii»« %. I Kfti. rrrmnl t^him ibr |»i. whih !• »Uin thr f, erf t^«, abaNB | 
la>l Ibal Tbr llrttji I ka|-lrr baa ••nl.r«4 n.rr .'rfi; ah-, h Lat •rt« d#« ( 
■II. • 1 iliil •! •{••ihl an 'iltrf-r kmd ■>/ tvan > iU>).*i : \i^ m cT*<t 
that i! :• (>iititr1 for iKat tamr Anil hr«i-!r« tt.f •,htr'cli ■/ rr: -^ • «»k Ibrtt tkflv 
aaa a rr«^l t^^ A« f t ni« |«n ttf r i« riiv>it *^^ « v^ •••« f« m«» tiwl | pay 
b<fit>ri(« in. iill* ivrr. bil il >»e « if •iii I .f«<«tr« 'rf f <«r latav aiid bM^bM 
111 at nl nirr lKi« .Nii a? d lK« .*• (u-r t^rv i-i a ^-i.; * 1 1 -.a^ifi-. vii.*. k«ar I afcafl 1|4 
il f -r a cral fanif . a: •! I aKall '«■ aJ^avr* rv^Ji !-• ^r*r \ nt :•, ar.-i? thisf IftaC fepaa 
in |*'«rr In mi •I<tiMf vim «UI vrrrv- rr.urh >'»< r^m ii \^m failfaii ffwmA tmik 
l.uri.- Ir ■rfvaad Id lAKxtmand. Hi a >witm 

M« b<iui 11 iiarr aoin \hr I >• k. in *Siff i. k Mnt. Mar i b«vi«f t'raaa.— HviV 
Mv«. 10 l&l. 173. I) A ( . Libran. f 


3. Tib soe small a mark of favour to exchange the title of 
Aichdeaoon for that of Deane, (these seeming not consistent in 
tlie same person in the same Cathedrall) thathee may reasonably 
liope for a better Dignity, considering, as I said before, the 
Tariety of preferments, and alko the attendance in Closet, as 
my letter mentions. 

4. In answer to the great expences in severall ptreferments, 
I thinke the great hospitality, and the way of the living whereto 
the Deane is obliged by oath according to the statutes, very 
neare amount to as much extraordinary. 

5. Suppose something eke might be held with this Deanery, 
(the sreatnesse of which will hardly give leave for such a pro- 
posaU) yet whatsoever is so held must beare its share in all in- 
ooQveniencyes of a distinct preferment; as to curates, tenths, 
jHOcnrations, sesses of all sorts, repairs, removalls, spoyling 
goods, charges and board-wages of servants. 

6. The charges in passing the Great Scale for the Deaner^ 
patent, and fees and intertainment at his installation, will cos^ 
it least an hundred pounds, whereas the addition of Sherbum 
will be quiet, and litle or no charges. 

7. If the Deane happen to dye soon after Michaellmas the 
whole yeare's revenue of his Corps, which is valued at 1000/., 
\S1 the* following Michaelmas, belongs to his executors and not 
to the succeeding Deane : such a casualty as this may happen. 

No. XXI. 
T^BBer, nzH. 180. 

From Archdeacon Granville to Archbishop Sancroft. 

May rr please your Grace, 

It being no small mortification to me to want your Ghrace*8 
Wty approbation to any preferment that I should either seek 
•fter*, or keep, I do (my lord) humbly present a few things to 

^ Siocroft teems to have been by no means favoimbly disposed to GranTiUe's 
P^vment to the Deanery of Durham. '*When Dean Sndbory died» my lord 
[Ciewe, Bishop of Darham] got the Deanery of Durham for Dr. Greenyill. The 
iicfabisbop of Canterbury said to my lord that ' Greenvill was not worthy of the 
Inst stall in Durham Church :' my lord replied, ' He rather chose a gentleman than 
• nOy fellow, who knew nothing but books.' Says the Archbishop, ' / bethrew 
Mil.' "-.fife of Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, &c., p. 60^ 


I^S |i» \N (.K\N\II I I.. 

ymir I't'ij-^Mmiti'in tn ]>r»- iin- tin* vmu', if p»^iM«- : •i'K'-ut 
\i)ii«h hi'* M:tjt«t\'N iitt«iiiiiil t.i\><ur in rtt'i n-iii i- (•• thrI^.\r.*rT 
III' liiiili.irii. :itli r Mr. Ik.iIi'o ili.irii. uiU nui^i a ^va*. ail^v. 
aitl U iiiiLr}>fiI\ iiiiti:.Mt«<i un^i tu* 

My li.r«l, >ir <ii.irL'» ^V1.•1- r uinl >ir Willi.tiii li;i%u.««i \.A\r 
i:i!""iiijnl Mil i . tl..i! \iiur <ii.i. • \% I- I'l'.i^'l u* *.i\, y-'ur ••rarv 
if,>'''f ht,' /.. /.i / » '1. ..»/. in II. y I'll :• ii'i«-:i-. t.. hulii u,\ An "r.- 
ili.iriiiiry uiili my > tK*r ]>ii !• rintitV lint my l'>r>! I i at; r. - 
\ia\*^ i-iiiiTiiiT m_\^it wi;i. ?! uiri.'^ut l.ilHuiriiikr ^^ muiK a« 
in mi- l\i«. lli.i! \i'ii 111 i\ In iii\ tri'i;'i; uLuli I liii imt lii-^iiuir 
my I'-nl Im! \'-u will in-. \ii..ii \ •irm- h.»^ th-ir- -ipTf-lv 
«-\.iminM my r.i^ , :ii.>l i' "i.-iil .i]<{» ii u!i*.'i \iiii Ti;.i? I <it-ii;r« t.« 
linl-l i;.i?l.inir uitli '■*• 1 '• ^^•^> l''»t \\ i'* .l* « ii.-:-!! t.r !L»r«'- 
wifh u"* \\ \i'.i- uitIi ::.• I'liUri'i: .i:.>t «},• r*<it I i .1:1 i • r^a::.2y 
(li'M)i:ir;;i l)i«- iltiTy ^ n.;< ii l«!!*r ^':..i:. I tliil Ut'*rt. Ki n.&«a4i 
I ^li.ill i.«it U ri-m"M'<l -" ii:} kT' .k-« r 'ii-f.itii r. thu' iwi«.it.r«'ii lo 
Ii lii:;}it r '*T.ifii>ri, ui.iili wiW .i!!i<rii lu* mm K ^n at* r .lul!.- r.'.y 
unil Utt«>r aiU.iiit.iLT* "•. til oTriiu'L'!' vii:fi .iH th>~ iltiLt ul^w** 
uliirli I mi T v\ i?l.. ill i'l :!..■ j-.i-r * \i ■■..■:■•; -t" my Mt!;- 1" 

I will n«'* ■'.ly i?.y l-rl ii..i' \'\ tl.- p.i*l iu.iu.ij:*r\ »'( r..r 
nvi mil . I •!•• «li-i r\i- a lTi .i*» r : Im' it .>•*-• ri'-s-ri-. i- ".4! I •!•• 
jjnatly ni'.l \* , t! I « .iii ;ri !.•• ;/i"-l 1 • i.** »• in • . w:.:!* i .»rn in 
tli !•?. I < i.^» 'it !ii tin J ::'.• L' ^^ 1". ^* '■ »• I I .Ii i.i ••• *'ly k«* |i I 
(!o iiii\ l-rl ••■I.I'** t'.ii '. .iT.'l \ ir <!:..'•. !;. 1? it .• imv 
u'Ti.k' -::i. •'. .* I ..!■,-■ II 'i ' :.'l - ■ l-*.j ::i -li :■' t ■/ .: \ -^t 
<i!n» !%!:• \\ ...I ''...i* ':..'!. i.'.'\|-t' '!;\ I- :.iil' •. II.'. t r ••.-«* 
f \\. i.*\ \' ^r- 1' !-'. \ ■ 1 ^*- .!i. I .ill. i-- jri -1. i:.:\ \ ir ■ • ■•■.-"• 
u ;•;. /!• .' |':"\ .r ■: ■ 11 : .--.■. I m :!! - .\ :.■■!:.■:• i-. .•".:.- 

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! i\«- '.■■• -j- ■-• !. \ 1 :.•■.■ \ ::.'.• ..••-- .:.!..■.. :.■ r\ . i:. i '':.^i 
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w..;!.i i. i\. :«.:. lii-iiii. . .! v.- \ :. i.i :. • iXt*'-:**! :i.\ -.:.- 

I'r <•■•■'■. - ik» . i:.\ !■ r i. : rj-.v- w!..' .- J-.-', ..i* i ■:■■ t."« 
<!' -j- 1 1 ' : : .' I .i?i; : ■.: ..!. : '■•*■ '.'x \ • .1 • l:- r •'• .:. » •• r. 
\ ■■ ir * «i H • r I '! k!i« » i:.' . .1:. i ^^ .- ■ :.■ . ji'i I i. j* I a • I'-i • 
t::.!' ■ ■■■ .i\ . i ! • i . • 1- : I r r -I • •■: :'..\ j ■.!■»• ! !■ 

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? ': -• ' - : • r ': • ■ • . \ w r ' ' \ ::.••■: 1 'r * : ' • r : • ^ . r • • i r • !# • 

• !• . \ ' ! ■ . • .■..-■ -i .■"•: u .* ■ !■ \ ■ w :. : ■ ■; 1 ..' • ! »• I .km 
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l»r Ii..: w .■ *. 1 ■ •• V .. .: » :■ ■» »'. ■ ^ 

r. ..1: ]'l'1.i! '.:'% ■:.'. !• !■! " . •.. v* I- •* Ti \ ^ ri* J ■,:. •>-*• 
v-w- .: !'.. •!•.•! ■! «.••■;. ^I- l>-;i. ■■! l».r'*r:: A*, i I 
I. *:..; !\ U Ml. !. \. i* 'i- 'Li:.!.. . : !': <iu.Ur. ^ «i. il' \> ur lirM* 


kaT6 any arguments to prevail with my Lord Bishop of Dur- 
bim to bestow a Prebend on him^ that you would use them. 

If his Majesty should be graciously pleased to remove me to 
theDeanery^ there will certamly be a vacancy, and there cannot 
be a worthier person than Dr. Comber found to fill it up. I 
made bold to name him the first of three deserviiig persons to 
my lord of Durham ; but I perceive that my lord is fixed as to 
his cliaplains, or Lincoln CoUedge men. And if my lord con- 
fines his kindness to Lincoln Colledge, I wish nis lordship 
would (now or hereafter) think of Sir George Wheler ; and the 
more because hee doth not think of himself. 

Begging your Grace's benediction I rest, my lord, 

)laff«mbr. 2Gth, 1684. 

Your Grace's most obedient servant, 
Denis Grenville. 

No. XXII. 
Fbom J. Basire, Esq. to Thos. Cradock, Esq. * 


It was noe small surprize upon me to receive the inclos'd from 
Mr. Dale, at a time when I was thinkeing it might be season- 
aUe after the receipt of vour Martinmass rents, to have re- 
Creiaht your memory in laying, a greater obligation on our 
»]ioiiCHirable frend B. G[renville] by the loane of 250/. more, 
bemff he is soe sensible of your laite civilities, both to himselfe 
ndhis noble sons ; who, in a letter to me of the 25th instant 
fiom Paris, express themselves thus : wee beg you would* make 
r complyments in the most respectfull manner to Mr. Cra- 
doek, whom wee understand is a particular frend of yours. Be- 
aides it was but a few dayes since Mr. Grenville received the 
fii^nmT of your money, which was payable here upon my gossip 
Jackaon's biUs of exchange ; soe that if I could be soe weake as 
to beleive you in good earnest, that, you intended I should repay 

* Of the City of Durham, son of Sir Joseph Cradock, Knt., LL.D., Commissary 
if tbe Arcbdeaconry of Richmond. He was a Barrister- at-law, and Attomey-Ge- 
to Biahop Cosin, M.P. for Richmond 1078, 1679, 1685. Died 26th Feb. 


luirk 'ill/, of thut fctiiiiiiH? iiInitMt um i-urly an our fnmil wsji pivaral 
(if till* lH'n«'tit of your iiion* y, your kind lurtiiiii'. whirh lir nam 
I'M It'll 11 a ^rrat Kivuur :iii(l fn-iiiUhi|», mitrht hiTi-ufti-r a|»pi«r f<> 
Im* othi-rwiM'. I li.i\i- lint y«-f n-m Mr. I^tilr, your l«-tt«T. t*r lull, 
btit I hi'iir th:it In* h:iH UfU Uith yi-fttfriLiy. unci thi% Amy. vrnr 
friHiuriitIv :intl (i:iwrily nmkiiii(? in<|uiry ullvr mv. I am in tbir 
<LirKi'. till I kiiou M-riou-ly yt»ur niindr ax ti> thm inAtt«-r : tbcTP- 
fun* pray let it U tiMt-^Uly ciiiivi'y'il to, uy trui* fri'nil, 

Ynur nu»>t iililip*«l. v«tv iiuami inatt-Iy aITix tiniiatfl* 
aii«l faitlitull M rvant 

J. IS\«IEI. 

lyiml'-n TTiur^Uv 
'1*1 Ni»*r. ^ !'»«*. 

I*.S. Viiu Kuvr till* •MTviri-^ I if all that n^ilili- family, and I 
h.i\«* a tiik* II troiii my Iail\ (in :i\ili* fur %<iu; «lii«-h in. a aullid 
iHN-ff iif tilMT ••tit iif lii-r I.i«l\-»hi|i'*i inint*. tn In* luaili* into a 
iiiutr«' Inix \\tr Mr ('niiliM k. 

< hi SuiiiLiy la-^l >ir l*«t«r Wyi )]•• u.u« n^titn^i to hin lUai* 
dcrit'n |iLio- at llanihriiu^'h : In- i-* tiir t)arli* of Hathr'n lirvUlcr 
ill luu. 

Till' taiii«- day my Lini I.anMlnwn. tin Kiii^ dc^ lar'd is 
r.iiiiiii II. -hiiuld ;:iH- (ii\<i\ t'iir S|Kiiii. lltry bi*th kiiit kit 
Ma|iitit'i Itaiiil u|Htii thi ir iiiiplMymciif'*. 

Vi Minl.iy my ImpI **i K.i'lic n-tunofl fp»ni the wrat to 
Whitfhiill. Will I'Miliii with wi-l«ni chart* r* *. 

Mil Maji-tfif di^«« that Mr An-hdciutpu iin'nTiU* tkall 
ftiiii'4t^I thi' iK-aii Iff hurhaiu in that I>(-nar}', in caw tjf kaa 
death aiid hi- i- likiwi«i- ill a fair Way nf huliiin^ with it botk 
N^IiTtit-ld and hi."* An hdia(fti:u-y. thu' tin- Hijiliif|) nf U urliMBj 
|iut^ in for l»>th a« 'ti« %.iid ii*T l>r. M •tiita^ii* hu ni'phi-w. 

Thi* day tin Kiiiu' ihi l.inil Mr I'hiliii Ilnward ^tuTrr 
i>f •Ti-iiiarii, «liii)i ^»«'\iriii«nt i« ^.iiil to U- wurth Uni^Ii'. 
\iar. • 

Ki>r mv l.i^hlv h n.i«r«^| TK'in.a* f 'mkirk K*) . tf bti bmtv la 

{.id r^ietm. Uf 'in.l A'i«rr««l li^ml b» |«f AfC to Mr. U^. i 

• 4 Ihr < -■«< pf l««: ilxti. M.<1 hi r *nf u* ••r mtin-.i.Uu-a "httnt^ lfc# nwtafag W liaB 

'^*n •itni*iiif Kia inl1to>niv in Oir >i>i)<-« -■# |W« n Ai.«i 1 .«n«a^. t* tkit c^A Y^t 

• r« . '.Artm crmfitrtl t>« < KafW<« II (rnrrA.,! fair thr K nj; an *b*4«lv «■«.« «« |^ 
....f. ••< \|««.ir ■:■•! \.-'.irii.« *>. fti.'i I" vcr *« (•< r.4 -f «ii« .«^-« i««« mr^ki^ if 


No. xxni. 

Fbom Dean Granville to Mil Wilson*. 

WhitehaU, Janry. 24th, 168|. 

Mr. RsoisTERy 

I SEND you here inclosed a particular of what rents are in 
arrear, and will become due to me^ from time to time, betwixt 
this and next Martin-mas ; and do inipower you to receive them 
ally bat those that are assigned Mr. WilJdnson, as also to 
manage the whole revenue of my Deanery, Archdeaconry and 
PaiBona^ of Sedgefield, which I do, with much willingness and 
satiafSBKstion, commit to your care : desiring you to pay of the 
aererall summes of money specified in the paper as fast as you 
can with conveniency, and those first that have been longest 
due, and wherein my honour is most concerned. My brother 
Bath remembers kindly to you, and told me that he would write 
to yoa by this, or the next post, when you shall hear more 
largdy and effectually, from 

Your very reall and affectionate friend, 

Denis Grenville. 

Give my service to all my brethren, and let Mr. Subdean in 
particular know that I did receive another very long epistle 
iroQi Dr. Cartwright f by last post, whereto I shall return as 
cort and resolute an answer as I did to the former. 

Next Tuesday I am to marry Sir William Blacket to Sir 

^ Registnr to the Dean and Chapter of Durham, and LL.B. He was made 
SfWtoil Chanoellor of the Diocese in ]690, but did not long enjoy his office. ** Bfr. 
^^SKiB Wilson in the Bailey was drowned the 27th Nov. 1690, Thursday at night as 
nppotsd, and was found the 7th Dec. neare Coken Boats, being Sunday, and buried 
tkit Di^t in the Nine Altars.*'— Bee's Diary. He left a son and heir, Sudbury Wil- 
*OBt UMned from his god-father, Dean Sudbury. 

t Thos. CaHwrlght, D.D., of Queen's College, Oxford, became prebendarr of the 
Mk itall on Dr. Eaton's resignation in 1672, to which he was appointed Dy Ring 
Clttries II. tide vacanie. He was also Chaplain in Ordinary to the King, and Dean 
^HipoQ. He was ecclesiastical commissioner, and one of the delegates to enquire 
into the aifiurs of Magdalen College. In the year 1686, he was consecrated Bishop 
<if Chester. At the Revolution 1^ fled into FVanoe, and came wiUi King James into 
IHaod, where he died April 16th, 1689, at Dublin, Kt 65,. and was intaned in 
Cbriit Church. 

\'M Mvw *.n\\\ iii.R. 

rhriMoplur r.inv«»r«*n firi*' <laui:lit»T *, a fuir and vi'iiunu* I^ly. 
\«ir)i 11 rnii^iiii-nilili* t'liriuin-. uh>>ni I Uijiti/Ml in th«- lSi«li*i|<{int-k 
lit' hiirii nil. but ii«-vi r h.iil :Li )i;i|i|i\iii-«k^ tn mi* •linii' I l.^i Lrr 
ill iiiiiii- :iriii<« .it ihi- t'iiiit. 

K'T Mr M lUm. 
K<(i«trr III Ihf \h^n anil l )i«|itrr ■ f Ihir^am, Ihtrbam. 

l\ •U*r-^\, •• -J4 Jaa. 'H{. Mr. |Kma>'i l^<trr lu iai|"i«cr mr lo ■nni<f L.i aW A« 

Nn. XXIV. 

Tin'M iMK ••wiK 111 Tin: -\Mr. 
Mu. Kki. inm k. 

I «% \<» yi^rcpi:iy .tU <I.iy. till '* **( tIh- iIik k .i« I u««* tn Uv* oci 

Siiiiti.iM-i iiiii^i iMMiiitiiiily .t? Kl\ llniiit-: ItiiT |i f> vionl K« n* aI 

till- <'1«»^-T wiiin- I \%ip- Ariij I li.iM- tr.iifHl within. thi« lUr. 

till I'J <•!' rli- liiH-k. tiiiiikiiiu' v>it iin;;hT i all h* n* iSuf'l 

:ini n>iw i;>irt«' to >t •l.irii* ^*«. i^lpn- I -hall ili:.i-. iiritl •!.iv fill 

t \t iiiiiu'. aii'l (i'kiXiNtf til ««■«• voii thit iLii. it' %<>ia ln^M viior 
I - ... 

n *>«>iii7iiiii ii\ ;:'iiTij t«i iiiMrp-w. 

I •*li.ill Uf Wfll |i|iM<M<l titbit till' hi-lhtp :iii.| my lir«'th«T bjT 

uhi-iii I iiiii^T Ut j^'iiiilfMi ill tliit :it}.iirr :iii<l \<iu tli .-t^n«- mi to 

til-' I iniP- ; ni'W nr li« p .iltir Hut uhi-n- y-u il" ■•r ii'» turnc 

t.iriip r. I am p«««'i\i«l t>i itii|<Im\ \i.u a« «riift.ipl ••! ni\ n Ai-nnr, 

.iit«l to Ut' a- km I T'l \'W a^ my |ipilf<i-««wMiiir ; iiii<i I 4ni rx- 

• i*itiiii^' ;jl:iil that I liaM- ::iiititl -Il irri-at a \**in\ iin hiifh tkcv 


J ilt«^in- tti uuthori'M' v-m tn art in all my ri»iir«'ni««. 
• '• • * • 

f\ ft ri f» mih' 
ri>!*r«iii. " Mr |)r*n't I^trr at l«i>iii|-»ii, «brr«ifi b^ p«!i«r<t IriU mm 1 iftiA 

• J . 1. '» .' ■ f ■• ! ■ ■ 1 .*. ! ' ■ f -r r ».f .• •. r.r. I r.«.». lUrl . / II #^lr«. « 

f- ■ .r . . • » , 1 J. .: w f. Ji • tAu.- 'rf f !: • u- !. I«r*! IamAv^. 

l.» « I i.k •- » •< . - • W . t I I- K * IU« rArr w# l>«Qtf 

■f l-i».' :.. *t..i .■ « ".«■ lUr. .• f !.'.• Ki hf, . r. 


No. XXV. 

From the Earl op Bath to the same, and copy op Mr. 
Wilson's answer. 

St. James'ies, Jan. 27, 1684. 

Me. Willson, 

I AM very somr that your sudden going out of London hindered 
a conclusion of the treaty which was begun betwixt my brother 
the Deane and your selfe couceming the better management of 
liis BSkyres in your hands, whereof however you will sooner 
oomme (I hope) by correspondence of letters to a good under- 
standing, and finish the same to both your satisfactions, which I 
wiah and very well approve. 

You may remember I spoke to you in the busines conceminc^ 
Mr. WilUanson's debt, but had not time then to say soe much 
as I would on that subject, deferring it to another opportunity 
which your hasty departure would not permit. I desire you 
therefore to speake with the said Mr. Willkinson, and to let us 
certainly know with all convenient speed his resolution about 
the 1000/. borrowed of him for which he hath receaved soe 
much money more (as he well knowes) then the ordinary rules 
of the law doth allow^ and however he may yet have a faire end, 
if he please, on those termes we last did discourse, without 
lirinfi;ing his name on the stage; my brother, for neighbour- 
hooa and kindnes' sake, being (I find) more inclinable to have 
a reasonable proposall made to him from Mr. Willkinson rather 
then firom another, and therefore forborne to proceed about 
raising money for payment of debts till we have further in- 
formation £rom you there. I need say noe more, only I shall 
be glad to meete any occasion of doing you any good office or 
kindnes within my power, remayning 

Your very loving firend 


For Mr. ^Y^^flon, at DorhAm, 
Rwgiiitfir to the Deane and Chapter of Dnrham. 

(liidaned,<«270Jan. 8]. My Ld. of Bath's Lettr. ICr. Wilkinson's Barg.''} 

Copy of Mr. TTilson's answer. 

Tours of the 27th with which I was honoured catne not to me till 
tbe 2nd instant, and then I cou'd not meet with Mr. Wilkinson till 

c c 

104 HI «N (-K^wiuT. 

ii-ntfTilnv. with «)ii»iii I t)ii-!i ili*r<ti)r«'ii thf* l»u*inffia fullr Rut I 
r.»u*ij iml hnui»t' hirij t«i niiv jir«j'«'«al!« rmirf njiiixj lh«* rlfsnnf «■([ ct 
\\\% il' )it. t'lirthi-r \\\v\\ t) K«* « 1* nMtiy aiiil willini' t>i takr hi« ppi»- 
r j':ii!. a«'«'»»nlin!i t.i ri \ifiarit. aiiii ihi* arri*ar»*« t\\iv. fi»r •»• •ji« K^ it 
af''tlv ".itintii-il iKjiI I'.rr** \* ii»i!h«T Isiw iii-r iij'iil* acs:ri«; K:^ 
fitr tii« h.ivt'iiiir li:* li.iri;.iin«-. th«rt'>>n' \\v «iil i«ot ivfvilr fr\^:n iL. 
Hut h«- i« uilliiij III :i.i\.iiii-r w''.:i( (i.i>!tr\« Mr Prafir Kaa -^vasw^ 
fur M !h»' mtr i*!* i i w'an-*' p'jr-* .i-i- T'-.r .in amiuitf f^r Mr IWn^'t 
liir. Aiitl tht* nthiT. nn !:•- pr^ !• i.-ii •{. U'l-auw Kf hcarl tKa! Mr. 
I>«Miii' BMil I hail riii<if n bir;:! [<•■ l'>ir hi« «hii!c r«-\riiur I t- l-i S-.a 
Hiii-h A liar:;aiiii* bi« l^.-tt wa^ ikh' kiinlriiffir. l'<<r that I hah «i...r.c to 
diN* that iit\>i-lt'i\ nhirh ii..i«ii* him iii-ip- ranii-«t f-T ;:. w^fe tKat 1 
v«>r}ly U'lir%r hi' wil l'i^<' «"n.i'«hat ihi>n* tliaii (» %rari'«' purr^«M•, 
whrfl Wff c-'iiii* |>.>«iti\< 1\ f'» •■•rn-!u.!t* wit)i hini, th -• h«- m- -j'.i pn^ 
liiinH rii>*' in-'P- .1*. {-ri-afrit, i i-r ai;ri-f tn aiiv riim|M^iCioit f>*r L:i ««• bC 

I InHiir*<«l. '* Mv ■ii««>r f« mt U! • ' I* '« I^tffT ' 

FlliiM h\ W Nk\N\||li: 111 1IIK •iWK. 

Mr. Hi'.i-ii.R. 

TiiK. iinlii*««l l«ttf r ipiTii iiiv lip-tli. r H.i'lii. m-.i* ili^i^i*^ !n (■« 
MTit. .!« \iiii will |Mni;\f hy r|i« <{.it<-. Iu*»t |Mi*t . )i.wi n«4 aT 
atf«'M<l.iiii«* •zi thi nuj.'i.iil-* ..r ^ir WjIIi.iTii IU.t< krt ami mj 
Lilly ilrf.iii.<<{ lu. T.»i lit. ?.. int^riii my l.f'tl.i r how h»f rr.iipkt 
ilin^! I*i*lt!!«r. Ai;il I il-. ii't .!■ nl.t l.i.r that y.iu »;I1 pi« 
lii^ |i»nUhiji :i pxxl .iKt.ti'it iiMli.if .iff.iin- 

I Oiiill In.' vi r\ »«ll i'1-.iJMil. i!i\ lip'thrr arni T«<i. do 
ailj«i*t ;ill iii.i?ri r^ i i-th . n.sii;; thi t';irTiiiri;: i.|" ni\ n \i riu*- V-ifh 
XI r..«»r- I.. V. r\ .iL^r* .iM- t.. u\*^'. \i.\\\\i)z ?»••!. I. •t'.«i.,n at aH 
u^.iiii^t \..\ir |i.r« Il'if »ij.«»i. r .-r im "iii. }i .-» kii,.| *{ mM\f^ 
iinr»t i:»» ii.. I .till H.i»|,tiii| iti ;iii I \rr.i«'r<l;!iar\ iii.iMi<-r that I 
h.i\t- cltt.iii.iil «•• I'iil .1 •iiii^iiif .iiiil ;i]>|»r*'lu!i"ri. f r in U4ii 
Hi««)iiip ait'l )>r>'*}.ir, \\\.i* \..ia «h;ill U^ On |«r«i.:i «h<> AhAil 
nuinap* my ri\«irii it' \\\\ lV^\u%^u^• NtfWani |)n*%i- h^lfr •> 
NiiiT.iliI*- !•• my I «h.ill r'i.::.L' m\ « It'*- i n^t^Iii;^ ^*M^ 
\\\\\ l.t l;iiii j.f.\. 1...W hit- w.:i. i! \*.II I.,,! hi:i>liT hut t^^l'l 
-}..ill iii.iki- .ill ri »• !.•. ..♦ \. -i u':.. ?. I .:.'.:.. I., 1. l.v wa\ •>!' ad- 
\ ii •■ :irH| «i!hi rw !«• . 

I lii-Min- that \<iii iftouM, with ««{>>««1. a|»|« art* Uith At F!AMa|t» 


ton and Sedgefeild^ and informe mee how you find matters 
there, and if you perceive any affiiire to require a more speedy 
determination than the consulting mee wUl admitt of, I do 
authorise you to use your discretion. The dark of Sedgefeild 
18 lately dead, and I am not yet resolved how to dispose of the 
place. Mr. Beaimiont can host informe you of the state of that 
parish. I would have you advise with him concerning the 
Clarke's place and the schooll ; and afterwards to write freely 
your thoughts. I would have Mr. Sisterson performe the duties 
of the pla^ for the present ; but I cannot yet resolve to bestow 
the place upon him, (as I heare hee desires) tho' I know that 
hee and his family are great objects of charity and compassion. 
Walker, for whom the parish do move, is, I feare, a very 
drunken fellow; and tho' otherwise able enough, no wise 
quallified on that account. Poor Sisterson is, I Imow, a weak 
brain man, and doth still, I feare, often faile in point of drink ; 
bat I conceive the poor man as harmlesse and innocent a 
drunkard (if hee deserves the name) as any in England : and if 
I do bestow it on Sisterson, it shall bee for the sake of my god- 
son, his son Denys, to bee supplied by him till the yoimg man 
bee of age ; and in the meane time I would have the lad addict 
himselfe to song, if hee have any voice ; whereof I would have 
you and Mr. Beaumont make some triall, and to give mee some 
account thereof. I have a kindnesse for the boy, and intend 
when hee is a better schollar to take him into my house. I 
hope Mr. Battersby takes a speciall care of him, as I have de- 
aii^ him. I have received another very long letter from the 
Deane of Rippon since you went, to the old tune, whereto I 
shall retume no other answer than I have to his former ones. 
With my services to Mr. Subdeane and all my brethren, I rest, 

Your very affectionate d, 

Denis Grenvillk. 

Bemember me kindly to all mv freinds, your neighbours ; and 
very particularly to my cosen AUenson, his wife, and doughter 
yomr wife *. 

* In bis will, dited Jan. 3d, 1689, Marmadake Allenson the elder mentiooB his 
■OD-in-law, William Wilson, Spiritnid Chancellor of the Diocese of Durham. 

Thtre was a connection between the Allensons and Mrs. Granville's fiamily, which 
aoooonts for the Dean's use of the term * coten.* Ralph AUeuson, a steady loyalist, 
Ifaynr of Durham in 1635 and 1642, was married at Brancepath, Sept. 9, 1636, by 
Dr. Jo. Coon, afterwards Bishop of Durham, to Mary Blakiston, a sister of Mrs. 
CcMiii. They were daughters of Marmaduke Blakiston, PrebendMry of the Ttii itall 
'm Durham Ciihedral. 

c c2 

VM llKAN Ok\>iVIMJt. 

KonwnitMT mi* uIImi kindly to mr rtiiim lieaunmnt aiiii 

funiily ; und tell my ^whiuu^hUT I M-nd Iht my bl««iinir. 

To Mr. WiUoD. Rrfiitrr In the llirmn and ChapCcr of iHirlMai. 

•«^, -Mr. l>rMr. 39 Jm. 'Hj. Ili« Hror. II '• I««ut My Wm« te 


Xo xxvn 

FktiM IIIK -\MI. in IIIK ^AMi:. 

mutob^. imk r«4 i<^^ 

Mk. Uf-.r. I-TKK. 

I K%iiN}**M\ fit «irc \>>ii. a- w.ii .i« |H»H^i)ily \«>u laii. t** take 
fiiif jniinif y tiion Uiiii to l!.i«in;:t<>:i .iri>l S>l;ri;l<M. lud il' Mr. 
l(«'auriit*iii will .11 1 iiiii|uii\ \<'ii. I *>h.ill T.iki il kiii'tly t'roiu him) 
to tit and |in IMP- til*- iMri^i.' *• tit )•«■ ailM-Md li\ iiif \u p l« n-nce 
til tht- 111 \t«rii*ii. I |'ri\ i.ill tM;;itKir .1! !•.!«? "«>ir.i' <if tbe 
Iradiii^ u\* u .iiiii tiKiLi- tl.i 111 iiiii|t-p*T.iiid li^'Vi ;;rj«i>>u*i\ iiur 
]ip\<M-ni Kiij;: U ;:iii^ hi<* p ijin . .iii>l h>iw li-ii>|i\ fur t-ipua* 
r«(iiiiii'* iiiii\ )••-. it It |ili.i<*« <ii«l ;«• Ml H-.4' UH witii an h<ini-«t l'«r- 
li.iiiuiil. Kiii'.i 111)1 r III* Li!idl\ Til ifi\ ('ur.iti^, and all mj 
li'viii;; 111 i:;iiUiiir-». .Hid till tli ••m- at Sd^jitiild that I lui^r «> 
pMitl all ••{)ini<'!i I't lli'lii fl.a! I di> li>>t «ii«|h<T :ti.\ <>]>|»Mi!iiia 
tri'iii flu n; win II I p...iii.rj.l .iiiy Kiii;*^'** "t tl.i >iiiP tn thrtf 
lilt ri..ii. i«}:ii!i I .III) liki ?•• dii \ir\ *|i-iiiil\. Aiid t« II !kuiv 
lit' Ka-iii;;ti ill. that j d«ii«tll r^ im iiiU r at LiAt KItt tnjo. I 
had ImiI thpi- ]Hi>|*li- fh.if Wi.uld Vxrn l.-ati tn jtnaiiluni mr lo 
hurham. mi<l tun •.! th«ni \>>tttl upni.^! mt- : hut 1 hii{«- tlie 
ti iiiiM-r o| ni\ |kirt<«h i« a litrlr .ds p^I. a* «fll a* t};at nf tile 

u!i«i|r KlM;rl>>fni-. I -halll-r»ady !«•* thi' 1 h Tln'Iii V of 

ni\ I.ifi ;:r.ii i'iii-< S.\irai;:T)i .i!.d .Nl.i^ii-r. in t'"ri;« -tin; all that 
i^ I'.i'^l. fltii* I h.i\«- U« n \ir\ Uiiil\ u^A \*\ lifni. |irx>rulrd 
lhi-% Mill d" ih* ir ihit\ :inil U- ^••\iriii^l hy in* . .m tar n* ni«KNi 
and p !:«rj ii r»n'MP-. I.-r fh» IuMip-. !►.• ymr 1«-*?. I !«^r«cll 
\i'U. witlj t}i. I .'iti <irri til * "l Mr !»• .i'i!i..":f. w I. ■ \.ry »»11 ua- 
di r^taiid* *hi- t« iii|m r ft Nifh |k.tri«hi-<» 1" turthi r lhi« «i-a*i>iuible 
|iiirf •»!' ««'r^ii I' tti tl.i Kill;: and Kinirdom*' < aptainf Mi*ii«'ni\ 

* (>f |*i«|aaiU. A rrffitlr«i«ri •>( nmN^tTAbU itUIr in thr |«rMh <^ Kmh 
*nrt thr «ki»lr |«rwh C f lb* !»••: t J.NiriMl. Jul* 3 iMd «•/# p 174. Ni 

irrv' llitf IhirhMB. 1 li 


luiTmff loet Ills lieutenant, Stothard, would hardly oppose me 
now, I guesse, if I were upon the place, and made an addresse 
to the people, betwixt the ITicene Creed and the Sermon ; or, if 
he did, he would hardly passe muster so well before my Lord 

Chief Justice as he did before Judge . I have divers heads 

dmbenda's in reference to my private afiairs ; but the circum- 
atances.of this place and my present temper of mind (who have 
as mnch reason to moume as any man in England) will not 
permit me to inlarge on them, I shall therefore in a postscript 
only send you some minutes of them, and rest. 

Your affectionate friend, 

Denis Grenville. 

1. To let Mr. Wilkinson know that I have received those 
two letters wherein he desires to be my malt-man, and am will- 
ing to gratifye him in buying my malt of him sometimes, when 
he has the best malt, and so shall my nephew Sir George 

2. To examine the controversy betwixt Mr. Sisterson and Sir 
Edward Smith's tennants, wherein Mr. Beaumont may be help- 
foil) and 80 accommodate it according to your best discretion. 

3. That I received your account, concerning your inspection 
into my affair at Easington, and am very well pleased with your 

4. That if Sir Christopher Conyers do not make some volun- 
tary application to you, that you would, over a while, make 
wne application to him, to receive an answere of the affaire I 
^commended to him, when he went for the north with Sir 
William Blacket. 

5. That in case I should draw a bill upon you, payable at 
Kdsumer, that you would accept it, and take care for the pay- 
Bwnt of the same, out of the Pentecost rents, which I will not 
4>if I can possibly avoid it. 

Pot Mr. WUlm. Wilson, 
■^K^ to the D^ne and Chapter of DarhAm. 

(bdoned, <*Mr. Deane, lOth Feb. '8|. ParUamt Men. Mr. Wilkinaon, Malt- 
■>>• 8r. E. Smith, tennts. Sir C Conyers. The BUI of Exchange.'') 

19H 1)1 IN f.K\N\ll I.F. 

Nn. xxvm. 

I-'kiim I III-- <i\\ii: III iiiK '^\Mv, HUH (uriM i»r fi.vrti^ 


Mk. Km. 1-11. k, 
I II WF w:iitiMl II gn^.it wlwli' tn h.i\f h.ui «i>iii«* lii^nurv villi 
111% 1iruth« r, t)i:it 1 iiui;}it luvi* <Miit vmu lii« (m*ii««* ci»iK-i-mitt|r 
voiir iH-i^M-iiitiiiit with \ViILiii«<ii Hul |».irtly hi« • i>iiitTTi«- far 
thi* lii<«Nt- III' hi-< M.iMiT. uliiih \*t I tiritl «tirk<« (Ii»M- h\ him 
.izhI |Mnly tft«- (ii«|Mit*' :iUiiir hi- <i'*Mfii Ki'\ Uin;; vt-t an- 
iltiidctl ^till hiii'iriii;^^. I li.iV' *•« i*f y>>a <1<*hui' tor tltt- pn^M « 
i«i|i|i\ III' ;i Ii'tr« r h« •wilt lit*, \'>ii iiiay <'i)ni|urf hi* «r;i.iic« 
with hi- ui'pI- 

I hiiVi- |irr\.iih-<l %iith Mr. Knhr. th'i' I )i.i\«' nut w^-n buB 

Vrt. to stiiji thr hill uhi«h I h.i'l ^n* 11 I'll VdU. lUVaUe A* 

Mirhai liii.i-. hilt u)ii tiii-r I -h.til U- :ihh *.• j.r* \aili with him to 
take an ii.'»^«i;^nni('ni "t ihi* ri-nt.-< ilui- at !*• rii«i init. Ar . I am nol 
Vft a-.'iiinil. 

Ill ilrawiii:; niy liill ^-n yi>ti I *i-'kf (.in- it «h'>iil I not U* mt- 
ahh- Hit *M>i<n a** I'lnfff-t, V'T \«>>'il<l h i\« U«n t«B> Lard 
u|ii»n \iiu. hut till* hill )•• iii:: it ■* |i.i\.ihh !:11 air* r \iiu i*»l np. 
i«i\iii Mil h.ii Iiii.k- r'li'-. !%*.:• !t u>'i!-{ ri{'i\ y>*ii . and ikia 
-Hill. )•• -iili •* -I \i I. ill f'i.i r -Hi ti! <!• i*t-. a- -{mi :t\tti in lh« lAprr 
•« lit yii\i, I th<»u;:ht it i;«it i.iii'Mi ii !i!:.i!l «i t«i ih», iirt»«;4rnn|t 
my « in iimot.iTu * -. 

1 n*«'i>iiinicnii it niiii- innri ;•• vxiir i ••n-tih-rilii'ii. wh«thrr. if 
vm I aiiipi? .i< t f |>! .1 h:ll |M\.fthli .i! M:- h.ii IiiLm nr MartiZAiAM^ 
iiini ICiih r uill iK't att'i'! ••! .iti .k%«;;;Titiii lit i*t my rmt^ 
wiiii Kiit- It \**ii HI thi- ••*ui.?r\ i< rupli .it thf ji-kf|rf 
lit i)i«' hill. Ill iii.ii ti.iii h iiion "« ruph ut the ;i^«i^iiiM>nt 
I :in |>r<'i>«<iiiiil aiii «'th*r •\]"«ii*rit u*t u»\ •*u|>]i!\ h« n . l«*tm-iU 
tliii .iTi<i M:< hi' I'li I- It \-'i I -k!;!! •!. I li.'i-r ni ik« u«- "( «i4Dr 
|» r«»»tii* tli i! I »i.»i!.l !j..t w:ilif.^!\ ri"«»:\i- .iii ••hli;:-.i'ifn fn4&. 
I if k'l^' ^'T\ I \': I riiri.iry l»r"k i j- 

|K-ir::;j !•• In ar I'p-iii \"W -|ii"i;I\ .iJi I r-^^ixi I> ni Viyq n 
-t,i?» i'l ■!;•■ «il-J«»r. l-t«l\? 11*1 Jf •!•! • •• -r a:.l ll.. |(.%h'|isf 
< h • i.t *•• r. w 1." ;- i.».\% »:«t*>Mri«. i:.-! txr-^'^ .lU a!.««in irctm 
iii» . %Vi I P -V 

V. if .ir:.* 'iM?. :r;. rl. 

\h M- « ik» Willi.. 

Mv ^rMii t.- Ml >:il«Ii .ii.t iii;i: ii.\ hriri.r»ii 


Copy of a letter from Mr. Wilkinson, 

Mb. Deu^, — Lately I have spoke with Mr. Wilson. I perceive 
by him, that you or some body aoth thinke I have had a great bar- 
gain of you, and I hope it will be so, but I would have none to thinke 
much at it now, who knew of its making, and did not make you a 
better ; for if you had dyed I had none to make my mone to for 
iitiafactioD, but must have armed my selfe with patience, so I hope 
none doth now thinke much because it doth accrew by your living so 
Ion|^, whose life I pray God long preserve. Also I perceive by Mr. 
Wilson that you are not yet furnished with money, and if so I is yet 
in the same mind, to give you six years' purchase for your life, and so 
adTmnoe what sum you have occasion for, provided I may receive my 
owne rents. I is told you are about letting your whole revenue. If 
jon do 80, 1 thinke it will be your prejudice, and his that deals with 
yoo. But if you will let it, I can help you to a chapman, who will 
give aa much and more than any. If you thinke my proposalls your 
conTenienoe, let me know, and I will order one to treat with you and 
iMiue joor selfe of the assistance of your reall friend and servant, 


6 Feb. '^ 

For Hr. WiUm. WUiod, 
to the Dome and Chapter of Durham. 

(lateMd, *'Hr. Deane, 24 Feb. '8}. The BilL The Bp. of C.'s case. A copy 
of Mr. WOkiiMon's letter.") 

Copy of Mr. Wilson's reply, 

30 Martifl, '8}. 

Sim, — Year kindness in sending me a copy of Mr. Wilkinson's 
letter wil be of great use to me, as often as I shall have occasion of 
duooorseing with him, for I finde I must take noe notice of what he 
■aja, for he was pleased to declare solemnly, with great protestasions, 
tiuit his great incouragement to deale with your honour was, that he 
was to receive his money irom me, and that he heard I had made a 
bold bargain and a verv hasardous one, and more to that effect, to all 
which his letter is a designed and a direct contradiction. But my 
bargain is to be cryed up for a mighty great and advantagious bar^ 
gain on my part, and that by persons that ought to have both more 
wit and honesty than to do it, for I know they are all ignorant of 
the value of the Deanary, on which the bargain mainly depends ; soe 
that they therein discouer both their folly and malice to me, who had 
noe designe in that treaty but to serve your honour, and who, by 
these reports, am mightily discouraged to meddle any further in it, 
tho' I am very willing to serve your honor, and if you please to in- 
trost me to manage your revenue, if I doe not make as much of it as 


l>F\.\ f.H\\\II r R. 

any oiii* livfini; 1 will bt* rt)nt«-nt t*< \h* n*{>ut«*<I Nith knair wrA f .■ ;. 
i-ttli«T t>t' vkliii'h I }hi|i«- I •iliall hi-\i'r ju«tly ii«iM*nr. hut mhrtKrr. J 
Wf iliN- III it .'ii;n-i* \t\ wai nf |ijri*:iiiic. I f«h.ili U* rriiplnvni m mAt^M^prt 
**( \iiur ri'iritiif. I viDiili! «!i-*:rf \iiiir iiiiii«iur'i ii{if«tl«*« aniwrr. ar.i t'*r iiiv« T'* iiii}h.rt:itit Pa«iit« Tiic na^i'ti i<f ntv ai-ni^ 

ti» oivrpt tlir luK i« ii'it tiii- t:ii f' |>.i\ inriit. hut tSt* i^ii.*t«it'nti-*n of 

our iii>«rtali(«. t'-r it' tiif n-iiti« witi> .-ittudil^ liur. »ii that I n.ii;*Lt ^.av« 
an afk'*lL:!ilu«rit nt thriu. 1 m< uM «llil:(iL:'v at-rrjit lilt* hul, thit' I «rrv 
UiH to nti-tif thi* ni>'ni-\ ihi«« *ii ii.<Mii-tli*. arnl \*m nia\ AAiitsVr Mr. 
Kiih'r t}iat i« iii\ itifii «-r-. !•!•■. .irni. i.tu \.iti kimw it. I h -p* 
\Miir hiiii>Mir «il! riinii' '.l .iii i-i;*i-i!:iiit .i:;iiti«t it. ari<l I hrj^ %.'^ 
nia\ nut K- .'ihTi'.i-i at !•-.• ."••■ru: i» . :..r i!" I vn r. jn-«« r-! I i>.^j 
ikitiMtif \i'ii lit' tin- n-a« <!i.i'>.< :.i-.«'*'- i>: .t ( li.iiiTiMii " i'< 2>«t • : &^ 
■m-ra to Mr. Ih-ai.r'i* l^-ttr** ) 


Mi: Ui'ii^i) >:. 

M\ hriithi r ll.iTh, ui'li u!i.iiri I l.»\i l-«ii tl.i* t \i :.i:.;:. f ■•m- 
rn.iU'U nil t" ri i!i> ritU r iiiii: kii.'ily !•• \'tu. .in<l !•• ht i"U L&<>« 
lli.i! !:■ (.itj:.!-: \*' ii;^j»-— 1..* :• »'l ' ■ .ii-'-v^-r* \«'.ir !•••. r. '.r 

^]\* AU\ I'.irf i- il ii .iii\;'.. •:;■•::..;. J \-«ir I.rV.. rj-r i.r-iTi 

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that they may be fre from his disturbance which they say is in- 
toUerable. I promised Sir Edward this day that I would write 
to you by this post, and give you Ml authority to let the thing 
aoooiding to your discretion, provided you found Sisterson as 
onreaBonable as they pretended. And if you find him so per- 
▼erae, I would have you admonish him from me, and let him 
know I shall be much dissatisfyed at his deportment. 

I sent you lately the Order of Councill, concerning the Form 
of praying for the Royall Family, which I hope has been ob- 
aenred in the Cathedrall, and that you have communicated the 
•abatanoe of the same to all the Clergy throughout our Jurisdic- 
tkniy aooording to instructions I sent I)r. Gartwright. 

Bdl continues in the Counter in lamentable distresse, and 
unlesse you retume up his last quarter's sallery, I am afraid he 
win starve there, tho' I cannot discover yet that he is any thing 
humbled thereby. GKve my service to Mr. Subdeane, and let 
him know that ^oell promises to order the retume of the books 
to Hutchinson. Expecting your reply to my last, I rest, 

Your affectionate friend, 

Denis Grenville. 

Mr. John fiasire was this day marryed to my Lady Stote. 
Some had the confidence to desire me to knit the knot, (to my 
great wonder) which I refused. 

For Hr. WiUimm Wilsoii, 
BiHfiter to tiie Dnae and Chapter of Durham. 

(ladoned, "Hr. Deane. 3 Bfartii. To negodate with Wilkinson. Sr. Ed. Smith's 
Mr. BeU's Sallaiy.") 

No. XXX. 

FbOM the same to the same, and copy of HEPLt. 

Whitehall, March 7, 168}. 

Mjl Rboistei^ 

Tho' I am exceeding buisy, and my head very ftill, (being in a 
eriticall conjuncture to preach to morrow in his Majestie's 
Chappell) at St. James's) yet I cannot satisfye my selfe without 
answering yours of the 3d instant, and assuring you, under my 
owne handy without the helpe of a secretary, that as I haye 

D d 

'2h2 |iK\N (.H\>\II.I P.. 

u*M (1 oth<*r« nut of tifiT^ify. M» I flu impliiy ymi i^t i<f m% fr^yr 
r)i<ii<*i', :in<l with Tiiur)i i|i'li<»'h? : .in>l rtH«i!vi- tn iTii|ilo\ y*iiA a« a 
^1•-u:lrll. it yiiii -lii>iil«l n«if U-mi'mi- iii\ I'.innt r Hit il" r.-'t 
uImi^i- my tn «iiiitiit-. in lMii;:» .inv xii'^- iii"rf h.irLi».irl ?•• ijkrui*^ 
iit\ n \( iiiif. auil Miliinif III :i!i\ n i*^<ii:il'l*- Tt-mit <• whiflt *:.aI1 
In**- |iri*{MiM-cl liy iny tri' ipU. Hiiit i^hiiin I imiM i'>iituit. 

I .iiii firimly |N-r-<u.i<|iil \"U .in* luith* r Xm-;" u«*r '--.V 
iiii'I lui\i* iin «ii^|»itiiiii Init \i>ii r.iii ]i«rt"niH- all ?K.i! \ -u 
I»r»»iiiiH«'. WlnTif'Ti' U.* II. .f ;i! .ill 'li«-"ur I'^'iil ; I il««:r» \- ir 
iiN^iMaiH-f ill iill niiiri rill <« ni.itiiiL' t<» ntx ri-\iiPti-. aii>i 'i> n ly 
f»ii v<iu, iiHiri' lh:iii i»n a:i\ in 1:1. fo ht-I]"' nn-*- n-it nf th«- tT-.^r^ 
Y<>u an- :i««tiri^l nt' iny kin-lin ^^t !•• \"'i. .iiid \iiur« nA • !' mr 
rnntiili iiri' in ymi : .iii-l I iji i\ !»\ ':p- )•!• -*!:;:: •■!" that I'.nr.r 
l*nwir \ihii-h I. ifli iii*ii< I r. •.•»!.• il nin- mul lipnijl.t im^ ?•• a 
••t.itiMn mill li a*-.\i- ii»\ !i.«ir Iw' t.. r- \* H'l y*\i !«»r all yur 
Mr\iris. I ni'\«r «!• - rt.l i!.;. '■ ^'./.' \i*. t:il !!.■ y ir.&ni- 
t'r'^tly aiiUMfl nut ; ar»>l •!• {>•>:*<•{ :.i-' troin ( i>~I. a« wt 11 .&« !:.•«* : 
that i*. .i« !«■•! iiiii!r.ii\ ••• L'— -l • • ii-i !• :i. •■ a:.«I r:j}.! ri.»*»-!i u:.-l 
U« aiiif. in |tl.iiiii- t> in.i «, 1:1^-: .*• : ill '■• ur t A\ 1 i: \ • i «» 
tiHi, I will l-.r-ik. \..?i lilv. w:- I»: I» .. ' /' -"ir'^.-l 
-I., it in n'it«iri.»-iH, til'.' I iL i .i!li.-.-' Uj^jtr n.;. - ll- *>iii4kr 
111"* l-'ftiiht Mr .1 li. ■ /.'. |.: .\..i :.. :i -■ ::; P I- lii:*^ 

a'j.iin-t iin ••. aTi'l tr.i- jj:: u\** a* !.•• L.i'li •'.-:»•■ in n :"• n !,. r ••• 
••jiiiituill •••n<ini!. 1 il-- r.- • * i\ . n-r Uli|\», t'fiat •iil'.r *»f 
tii'niiii'i k!j'«w iiijly '-r 'i* -:j:»' -ily « hi it lu*^-. I»it I will %jt 
ihi* t.i 111 •!:. ii.'l t.i :/.. ir la' I - . that til. lir-t ».*• :n. 
li<ll'riM\ u'l* ' <1> . ■»:>•! >>'•' t>i l-i ail*>u.ii lii.- hUr!\ u hj. h I 
Hill. ;^M\i l.iMi "I I- in J I i- ■■•.i:ji ir\. r An-i tii* "'hir;*;:!- 
ti'lh raM\ |«;«j1 :r.l *' i!'i\ !•• ni'i-. n hi !i I « n*!* a\>iiirtti to 
i.»Mi«l hii Miar,:.» r-*. ai. I w:. !\ ;:.. apihl- ..t* P ^tora!;-'!. t.. far 

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|.f. •«< ii' li:^!?. *-M'. -.. ii..:!« -• .i!|ii ahh . a* «• !1 .1^ ;:r.4*i t.iii '■' r:.t 
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?»'il« •■! •■•h'!- P»-|-!- thi ru Al;i I. t'.a'.ki- <»•'.. ar. i a 
uTa. ■.•11;- ^l I'*, r. A- .. i' «.I ?:•■ r- i« 1; «■! n.\ . r.:iM. -. ... i» -. ••■ 

iii'p )i i. If ]'\ !!;■.*• uh. niilijj:.. rn* • ••: i;.\ a^'« :.•• I •f.^il 
niaki *ii' I. -1- '! \- I i^ ••• 'i' n.-:.-'ra' ••..i* I i«u • • .•>».! ( 
|M^<iilf^ |iri?;:ji; rhaT 1 .mi .ji.v.r!.'.! h\ /v.-.., H' . ^ \j,,l 
.stiik \"U. I |«i.i\. -• I i..-. :.. Ui\ iMi.*' .ii.-l h......'ir. »::h whit ii I ij't jiitr-.i-! \"\k a- :i'.* ?.» }*.• ili-.?i..i\.»l \,\ x:i\ 
inM>lii«u^ Ui<i\ wi.i' -hall lax \i.'i • h«a' im- . > r "%? rn-ai k 
ni«^ \Y«f inii'«t Ui tb* I tru^t ui^* Uith ap U;ti-r iihii 


phers than so, or I shall not be with speed out of my troubles. 
1 rest with much sincerity and love, 

Your reall friend, 

Denis Grenville. 

Copy of reply. 

Your extraordinary kindeness you are pleased to express in your's, 
of the 7th instant, does ingage me soe farr as to resolve to submitt in 
your affairs to greater hazards and difficulties than [according to the 
rate of this world] becomes a wise man to doe, yett [and thereupon] 
I am resolyed, maugre all the censures of all mankinde, to rely wholly 
upon the justice of soe honourable and worthy master, and the kinde- 
ness of a new, but I hope, lasting patron ; and tho* I am bold in call- 
ing your honour soe, yett I hope I shall soe manage myself, under 
your countenance and favours, as if I had them not to that degree as 
to pretend to interpose in your councell, and soe take away all occa- 
sion of the most censorious and prying to thinke that ever your 
honour is in the least influenced by my services in your determina- 
tions and resolves, except in matters where the circumstances of the 
caaes may make it necessary [requisite] for your ease to be sayd that 
it was done by my advise. And [whether as steward or farmer, all- 
ways] shall stick close to manage your revenue faithfully to the best 
of my skill, the most to your interest, both on the paying and re- 
oeiveiiig side, still haveing an eye (which may displease [disagreable 
to] some) to your honour and reputation as Dean and Archdeacon ; 
for tho' I may be a good steward without that, yet have regard in 
mj own oppinion I can never be faithtuU servant wdthout, which 
humor will never, I hope, make [render] me less acceptable to you, 
or leas fitt for your service. 

(Indoned, *' Mj Answer to Mr. Deane's of ye 7th March.'') 

No. XXXI. 
From the same to the same. 

WhitehaU, March 2Ut, 1685. 

Mr. Register, 
Sib Gteorge Wheler * sets forth in the York coach, next Mon- 

^ Sir George was aboat to toke possession of his prebendal stall at Durham. He 
wM ion of CoL Charles Wheler, and was born at Breda, whilst his parento were in 
exile on ■ccoant of their loyalty. He was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, but 


*J04 U¥.\S UKAN\II.LK. 

(lay, tnwunlrt Durham, and I chtiin* you to impkiy innie wa 
uh<iiiiri<N'\iT \iiii think t-diivrniriit, U» rh-unM* thi* hi»UM*. and fit 
it t'lir hi*« ri^*i|itiiiii. I th*«irf vuu ti* |fi\f liiiii M iht* mwuitaocr 
hi' iihiiU Htatid ill iw^-il of. ill iNiiiit iit' iMlvi«f. or •ithi-rmiM-. aArr 
hii urrivall. Mr. Smith*. [i;i\iu^ thi* haiii»yniiM tn U- ac- 
(|uaiiit«*«l with liiiii Ih-p- \n thi- fNiuth. will uNi U- Tt-r}* utf^* iout 
ti) M-rvi' him. And hu\iii^ ni pmhI n tfm|iiiniU und ftitintuall 
|ini|) U.H yiiu twi>, hf will iHit Mand much in iw^nl nf fCLer 
udvi-M-m. uhfiiii I wnuld h:ivi' him maki- iuk* of at lir>»t with 
^ri*;it |iruiIi'iH'«* iind (;iutii>ii. 

It wnidil havi- U-tii vi ry rtuU. I tind, t«» hi* Majt^tT, 
Hith Miiiii- nii II lii r* ut rmirt.tii h:i\i- ha<l >ir Wuliaa 
Ittiwri t'linM-ii, hut -ini • fliin- i- .in h'inf«*t p-nthin^n. I'f a 
liiVal lamil\ , « lit-tiil '*'. I :im \try indithri lit. I liavi- ii«i 
ut pn-M'nt, thiTi litr I z> in.iiii. 

Vi'ur iitfii tiiinutr fricad, 

I>F.M!» <iKI.%\lll.«. 

bcfttrr Ukihf a drcr*^- br trmirUnl m (ifvrrr Anil A«i» Mimv. an wi «nl ci 
III |iuMi«hnl III UM.'. CHi hit rrturn hr ««« kM<l.f>ti. and t-^m aAw rata 
h.-li iinlrr*. Mr inamnl (tm^. lUa^btrr of >ir Tk.<M llifctn. Ki»l ^ 

■ itirr III John. Y.*'\ ••! Ii«th. Ilr ■«« iiiiiw^furf.l.v ikcfilMW l>i Bufnafp i« ] 
draiitil.r. >ir (Mofi;!* •ik ikiSi! !•• *ii* •ia.. .!i liuruk .. ( A:l.«t:ra. vk^ b VM taiaiiiA 
tn Kit U' • 1<'« I'rMm I. I'll t'l iKr !>•«:• ri Ilr l.ail. I."«i it r. r tArit I ••I it. "Ipsa 
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br>>chrr tbr I Iran ••( il. unl th« Il<mii l'4il mt V>^^ ir^m^' Mv U>vt4 (ul iW liaiB 
III n^iKii It vt.iH- (he ll«Ait'« iiittrvut«i.l «*« )^mi»4 ibr (■»•( >r«i ^ad ay hm4 |4i 
III <* * !•• rgv \l (li Irr lit (hr |*ri '« : •! «• t.- it «■ ntr Ihr Ikaii't inily««r««t W 
■i(iir«i Tliu* ihr iU!N tan. 11 «a« i »- •■ur*c«^l aimI Jrlfrnr* ••■ Ijalk**! Ilr SmA 
Mill til mv i'lri. a/t>r (•ri«fi«-..i •«• | ii( !'•. I hal m% ttrj k*4 ^mr^J ku v«y vtfi 
A'.miiir f'. /Hif 4dMi ' lal. ••! UtO ( r««». Iliftl»f> i ( I>«rlujii. A« . p. ^kl 
III! I'f' 'wii«!«l •■*»; "^ir l.r. r^. ■•• K<-*.. r-l II 'uciitnii lr.>|-niif H' 
liAiii. Jati Imh. l7-.>:i v( 71 

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l^ti«tlii«iir d' ■• loii.] Aikl ! i:ii »• Li •!.•(<.*.■. ituif.f h.t rn.*«*«l (•• M»kin4. aarf •• 
1. • rrlurii. MMiii af tt r li.* Kn'-l'-it. 1. •«• !!.••!• •! n^vdt . t«) Laitk (■ Itf#4 ( ivw^ 
ilitti.'|. ..r l»urtii'i. In |i.*.f.'» ) . «At .• . i!r.l r . M.. Kot. ri -f «.•!#. ^.«*i. mt^ %* iW 
7(>. •till iti (i.r(«ir.t:ra i \ *■■• f- >• i«r.-«i t.. \.—i rrfAi'n: :.:■ %li-« # I ^M«*f. 

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( xiKCr Nr ^,1 |1.,» |li.r-.4i .» |l«» 

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pmrilliiC rarliailil l|f \t ttr !•••• n f. ihi.i K.-*«p* h«.flr< F •., . ,r Ua 
(•rarer. ••• Pal aiin ■■! Ilii i. la. \ fh. « |li*p.<i wL- •!w*v.f iLk' >it . varv 1 
( ••! iirl III a rrfiiiM-fi( uhilrr iLr \l«r .•■.■ f N« ■,*■(,€ . ai..t ^k .. iAA lia*-t<«*9«. Efl%. 

■ rpi (i.. vu. KMful •aiktii.ialt*. 

( oiw«miii( Mr l<aoiht>m m« mtt' \ Ki 


When Sir G. comes to Durham I desire the D[ean] of Rip- 
pon may be summoned to Chapter. 

(lodoned, ** Mr. Dome. 2lo Mar. 1684. To prepare the hoiue for Sr. Geo. 

From the same to the same. 

WhitehaU, March 24th, 1685. 

}hu Beoister, 

Sii George Wheler did, according to my intimation, set forth 
yeiterday towards Durham, in the York coach, with Tho. Bla- 
JDstoQ in his company, whom I desire you to be very officious 
to senre and advise, aiter his arrival. 

Tour's of the in answer to mine (which you think fit 

to stfle a kind letter) I do esteem a very kind answer, and do 
retome you for the same my very reall thanks. My condition 
I most confess dos require some officious services, more than the 
oidinary notion of prudence will allow of, and possibly, betwixt 
tliig and Michaelmas, more than ever hereafter. But there is a 
thing called ^nerosity which is a vertue as well as prudence, 
aod nowayes inconsistent with what does best deserve the name, 
which will justifye a seasonable assistance of a person in my 
circumstances, unhappily plunged thereinto not altogether by 
my own sin, but partly hj the ill management of my agents. 
Tme glad to find more of it in you, that has had no advantages 
b? me, than in many persons from whom I might more reason- 
ably expect it. 

1 have at last satisfied Mr. Ryder, who has supplyed me with 
money to strike of all those debts (except Capt. Richardson 
100/.) which were uneasy or dishonourable, so take an assign- 
ment, as you advise, only with this difference, that he will 
allow me no lon^r time for the payment thereof than Mid- 
WBuner. But I have not been able to get money enough to 

£y of the Captain's hundred, neither is it possible for me, I 
d by a letter he sent me last night, to stave it of any longer. 
Hee is civill to me, and promises me ftiture services, but at this 
time 80 very importimate with me to write to you to pay his 
money to Alderman Hall *, that it is not possible for me to deny 

* Fitbar ofJonathan Hall, D.D., Prebendaiy of Durham and Ractor of Cockfield, 
oo. Sdlblk, and ancestor of the Halls of Flass, in the cx>unty of Durham. 

'JOO lifc\% nR«N\||.I.R. 

liiiii : will) li:itli |)rf\uiK*«l with iiir tn duo it t»y thU p*»t aa 
«trM'ni:tllv .!•« I am iiM*', :iiiil I till ai'i-itnlintrly intniit yi»u tit ^o 
til the AliliTiii.iit. iiii<l tti ili-M-iMir'M- with him uUiut thr 
iiii«'<li:iily al'ti-r th<- nt't-it tit' thi-* li-ttiT. uiid tn nmtriie mh 
w:i\. it' it Im' |Ni-.«ilili\ to ^i\r ih«' AMi niiuii i«uti«fj( tiuii. ra|4ii. 
KirhariU'iTi i-* .1 mail that ma\ dn iii«- iiiuiiy iiliiAAun^. aiiJ I 
wiiiild lint Milliii);ly <li«»hli;:i* liiiii. I fihull nay no niun* cuo- 
riTiiiii^ it, hut Im-Hi'Vi' that, it'yiiii tan «ltj it, yuu will dti it. and 
;^i\t- mi* •Miiiit- at-(-«iuiit iit thi- rt.iiii«-. 

I iim ?Mirr\ >ir Wm. I(ii\ii<« did nut manap* hi.« W«xnMM 
U-tft-r. imr .i|i|M'.ir. •^iiit-r tht- liiohii|i anti Il«an. «Mit nl' n«|B'«*1 ot 
lii-* M.iji-*«t\ *« Ml iimiiiiinlatioii. liail •iiirai^i'vi .ill thiir inti rr»( 
t'lir him. U'if)i my kiml l'\i- tn \i>iir uitV. i<ai<*in Allinwn. ^ai 
all my tVitiiil-. I ri->t. 

Viiiar a!fii-ti<iii:iti- fri«-n<l. 

Ih.M^ (iKI.%VIU.K. 

My •H-rviii' tit Mr Suhil«an. 

Fi>r Mr \l m. \l lUin, Krtfittrr i.i ti.e |Kar»r ah J Cliaflrr 'if iKtfbMB. Ilwtem. 

'Iml'ir^^l. " Mr. U-Aa.. '24 Mar 'Hi. Mr. K«J*r bivrf4j m Aft«c»ttt. Cflfk 

Ki.tianlft.iii'« |mi/ " 


I'hmM till. ••IMI III mil ^KMV.. 

.Mk. Kk.i^iih, 

1 \M -Nirrv my hmthir Mu-.jra\i- !• t't Ihxrham U f*>n- SirOnx 
\\ 111 li r'o arrix.dl. hut thi urift- inr thi < '«in\.« .iti«*n »ill rr«ril 
him, i-r -M 11111 o!|.tr I'liUi.'!. t«i m.ik<* u]) u < 'ha|itir : i « iin t rnxnff 
wliiih il*itii*ii. m\ lord i'l an«l I ha\i- ain -tiiy uiU- 
matt^l "\iT miiiii*. 

1 .till •"•rr\ \i'ii ^tiit iiif 11*1 Urtir mi-«« mnrtnr.nj; S^t 
ll'-lmi**. hut I li.iii If »u-|ii!i li th.i* \iiu il". .ii.d wdl «k\ 
\iiiir \m -! t.T nil" 

! .i:;. \tr\ •"■n .i" n k-^l uj» m IL* aiii-iii,» ft |*-r Ni-trf^-ii, 
.i:id iiiiii' •-]•>: ili\ ::. In h i\\* • t h:* w it. .ti. i . !..i :r« :.. « h-i at* 
I.^i t>i \m riii:;*ii. my < ir.iti' .iiA i>!hi r* iM<r!i.* ni< . ii the 

* \ (vn. til IIh )«nitt U IktiiiicrkAOi. ru. P«l . •luim kwaoofv^ Ui lk» l 
1 >«rft^n. 


tjtlis of Elmdon are let from him. Sisterson may have been 
possibly somewhat to blame, but certainhr Sir Edward Smith's 
tenants do very bitterly oppose him. I do leave the thing 
freely at your dispose, but I desire that you will take speciaU 
care that he be not really oppressed. It would trouble me to 
hear the clamour of his wife and children. And I shall be 
necessitated, I fear, to add to his sallery for their necessary 
support Had it not been for the convenience of taking the 
lathes of Elmdon in kind, and the laboriousnesse of his wife, 
uiey could not have fed so many mouths with 20/. a year paid 
by hand. 

As fo^ my course in the Cathedrall, I have depended on 
Mr. Subdeane ; but in case his indisposition hinders him, I 
Bhoiild take it kindly if any other Prebend would preach for 
me, bat if none can be got, I shall be very well contented with 
my former substitute, Mr. Smith *, it not being unreasonable 
that he should rise with his patron, and from a Prebend's 
deputy to become a Dean's. I dare venture him if I were 
a Wnop, and not suspect that I should receive by him any 
dtthonour. I am very much vexed my brother's operators at 
Mug^eswick have made such havock of timber there, and much 
the more because they had the impudence to pretend my autho- 
rity for the same. That I should not be forward to countenance 
any abuse upon that account, you may perceive by my former 
order, concerning timber, which I sent downe, whereto I hope 
there hath been had regard, tho* I did not receive any reply, 
that I do remember, to that particular, from you or Mr. Mor- 
ton. With my service to all my friends, I rest, 

Your affectionate friend 

Denis Grenville. 

For Mr. WDiain Wilaon, 
KcSMttr to the Deane and Chapter of Durham. 

(iMioned, •< 2 Ap. 1686. Mr. Deane. To continue to Mr. Sist'son Ehndon 

^ It would appear from this that the Minor Canons were then occasionally allowed 
to oempy the cathedral pnlpit. Mr. Smith would, most assuredly, be no discredlt- 
aUe nbstitate. See ante, p. 204, note. 

'4?0A ii|.\N riK^NVlI.I.K. 


Tani.rr MS«*. 
itii. I'i. 

Fkmm III! <«\MK !•> Alci !iiii<«ii'>r SwiKiin. fM:if«iN'. % 

rKl»M>l \l l«iN *»¥ HlNOKin, Ai'. (II IIIK <• \\| I. Ii%I| 
M«Y II n K\<«K M»t K <iK\t K. 

TiiiM (.11 1 am Will ]N>riM.iiIt^I fii\ Inpl **( hurliarn i<i «ii «l«p 
uiiil >r**'<l •& iii.iii. that HiiaT«-\ir u->'- ht- iii.tki-^ •'!' thi* tntL«i4i, 
i|irfl«iiil»««l fit ]h- (!i<m .ixi n •! m inv l.i?«- iii!i'ni|iTi"«l lftt«r ke 
will nut I'ailr at la«t ti» hniii: \u* Tr.ii'i>iir. yi-t I am %•• |fai<ni* of 
mi«n-|»rf«M'iitatiMim (n iii\ ImpI ?Ii*- AnhKi*h«>ii ••! ^^Tk. aad 
H4>ini' tithiT lli<*}iii|i<*. whnli ui ri- im-aht lliiiii;rii ii'^t iiam***! la 
my IrttiTi that I liavt- \iiitiiri'«i uri -^i ^ri-at an ait ••!* |»n«uiiil^ 
tiiin a.*« til ini-|i>*4' ln'n in a iipitiflaiiiin **i inv iniKitN n< y. kuinlilT 
lM-^<«i'hin;; Vi>ur <ir.iri* i iinti<li'rin;:l\ !•• nail it. an<i. it' V'Ki Lav* 
iinv (iiiiniiin **l my vrraiit\, uhtr«it". uhat<ViT lia\i- l»^n mr 
failiiic^. I ha\i- i:i\i-n th** w««rl«i. I h"|«'. Iittli- n*a««in t««(louK|} 
that ymi wonhi U- |ih a<4-(l !•• |ir'it*tt ari-l iiii]i|»)rt me. if tk<TV 
In' (M-ruMiin. ii^aiiixt thi- mallu*' nt' thi««- ill mrn. «)ii» d<» YvrT 
iii(lu'*Triiin'»ly. I {«ri-ii\f. t'xlhiu thtir hh<w, in wnunilinir mT 
ripiiTafioii iiith my It*1 ••!' Ihirham. to makf if )»«MiMr a 
hfi-ach iN'twixt u- WIjii h. h-w* \«r. I Iru^T in (it«l hr will 

If I huvi- iiMikiii !ria->ii .i;.Miii>»t my HiiH^fwin, nr A|rmiBil 
(if her iiri'Iati-^ of mir ( hunli. *h>iii;*h, it I ma\ U* fnitfi-n'^i U« bv 
n i'i>mmi'ntatiir u|*<in my iiuin- h-tti-r. it hiII U-an* a fa\tPurmU» 
I iin<*tnii tifii I flari- atlirnit nf my •»< Ifi-. a^i rnnr<* KiiiH*rt luvd 
til f|it iif thi- i>l>i ili«M ••iit<rit«il ia\ali*r<*. that it hath U^ro mmi 

Niit kn'iuii:;j 'if a h- Tt« r •\|Hilit7ir t*i ili*i harp* mT ovar 
rMn<« ii-iK I', unit fh m\ *riiniif^' ^iilt^i-n. tlian tn (liiaMiU* iIm 
inih*^-tl |in-tt-.Vit!..n au-l i .-nli-^-ii-n wilh ynnr <ira«« , at thit tk* 
niM-.T •Miltiiiif ?:rii' !-.r r}ii- • • !• hra'i-in i»f tht H'.l\ • -fun.-iM-in: 
iiii'l hii|»ini; ^i. I* \'ir ^iji-.. .:" \ -u h^ ar n.* •«•; '.i*'!\ • • :.*-.Ar^^ 
Mill Npak a k-r.«l \\"u\ tT ii:- 1 . r- .?'• r. .i!. I .i! j-n •- :.*. t;»4 
ill iiy lur l.-r .»ii\ ri'l.iii^- «r j:iij.rii«l' :.• • i.i? I inav !.Ar* 
Uf'ii ^Miltv i'l. Ill fh:* I'r .i:.\ '-'hir .n t «.* ii.\ miH m^ar.T /c-^lrf 
\iiur iilvMiIuii.iii. riiiiri- thaTi _\<>iir U rii«lii !i<-ri. in thi* prmmt 


tryally (which is no small one) I rest, with all imaginable humi- 
lity, sincerity and respect, (my lord,) 

Your Grace's most obedient son and faithfull servant, 

Denis Grenville. 

BMter Sre, 1686. 

Postscript. — If my late zeale against pulpit prayers (whereto 
I have be^ an enemy throughout my^) hath been any 
waies extravagant, Dr. Stuart's little piece hath been the chie^ 
occasion thereof, and therefore I have presumed herewith to en- 
close it, though probably your Grace has long since perused it. 

T6 the iDott Rarerend Fftther in God, his Grace my lord the Arch-bishop of Can- 
tcrlmj, bunblj praeent these. 

C3div. 104. 

A hearty proiegtation of my sineerity and integrity, in reference to 
wmf letterM, intercepted and maliciously sent up to the Bishop of 

As I do hope for mercy at the day of judgment, and comfort from 
the Holy Sacrament of my Saviour's Blessed Body and Blood, at this 
high and solemne festi?all of our Lord's Besurrection, I do solemnly 
protest^ in the presence of God and His holy angells, that I did not 
aeiigse any disnonour or uneasinesse to my lord the Bishop of Dur- 
httn, nor any countenance or support of Dr. Basire against our 
Dioeesan, (whose practice was for us in this point of Bidding of 
Prayer,) but to oppose an irregular and dangerous practice of the 
Vioesr of Newcastle, whose unptmionable stiffiiesse (in disputing this 
dctr dnty with his Archdeacon's Official!, in opposition and contempt 
^ not (mly the example of his Diocesan, the Deane and Prebenda- 
liei, and the whole Clergy of the Bishoprick of Durham, but of the 
sratter, elder, and wiser part of his owne brethren of Newcastle) was 
fib to be of mischievous consequence to the neighbouring Clergy of 
■J Jurisdiction. And that by the private letter written to Dr. Ba- 
■ic^ and intercepted, (wherein I confesse were some unwary ezpres- 
BOQs not fit for my lord Bishop's eye) I did not intend to expose my 
M &r ignorance in his rubnck : meaning by that expression, that 
his hriship tsould in short while become a good rubrich man^ no more 
baft this; — that his lordship, by Sir George Wheler's manuscript 
mm the rubricks, and Dr. Beveridge's alK>ut Bidding of Prayer, 
(Doth which are stfll in his lordship's custody) would receive so much 
satiifiustion, as to be of our mind : and give no countenance to the 
Vioear of Newcastle. Much lesse did I make bold and insolent re- 
flections on the prelates of the Church of Enghmd, &c.y as pretended 


2It) l»K«?t (.K\N\II.I.K. 

in B fftlsr and npuriiuiii «'(i|t|ii *f!it xiy in thr Hmhup. wirk«*«i:r 
iiii!*t'hii't"iii>U iii*«t*aiit«*il i>n« tn a \tr\ v\i\\ inti-itt , Aiiii. if poA^ibK*. to 
niiikr a linMi'lk U'lviiil tiir H:!ih>«[< iiii-i rnv m ItV. nKirlt I lid m ZTi-^-'ft 

tin uil, ai« till* |ili»n.itii-k mid iii-iii:*('>>iit'"rtjr.«t« d ir uin ^n 1 ed^iv- 

ti'Miiii;; tiir prii'lii-*' nf nhr A ri*"'Ji;»^"ji. M-««TaIl lii«K<ip«. ai.*! ^-n*- ■/ 
till' riilTt-r«itii!«. ill iiniinf \i I'liij'.l |>r.i\« r. !•• rauti<>n thi* Otfir.a.i to 
hv pniilriit III h:n /iaI l<i n<'t::ii- t^i^ (<r« .n h nt' caiiMn. ratKrr to 
\iiit'\i' mill rt|Mj<M* lyti'iii \n t*<tr aii\ iTitlrrnitH'fl aint impr.tiiff.'^^'^ ta 
tlii!« traii!«a4*tiiiii, I Ih'i* (itNi'i*, ii.\ lurd'ti. and particularlv «<>ur Itrarv's 
ali!*i>Iiili<>ii ; )iut dii III ihi- nti'^t !io'!riiiiif ii.aiinrr pnitfft thai I V«fti 
iiii i\ill ntid uiii*liri!*t'.aii airni* :ii tsm iiitnn^ui' Add a<-«N»riir.c to 
xUv ititi'grilv if thai, and iLi!*. p:i|Mr. Inip nir G«Ni. I)c9it liftis- 


N... XXXV 

Twiii.r MHS. 
nil. -.MH. 

FkOM TilK HAIIK Tn I ill: ^%MF. 
M W IT riF\-K Mil K JiHA« K, 

II w iMi Takiii jN»«iH«'-*ii»ii nf ir.y wnrthy i»n^It< •■^n*ir'« •tail in ibr 
(^lin-. and rh:iir in tin' ('h.i|irir-)ii>UM-. I tliink niy "«lf«' MMiipiJ 
n«»t only t«i iid«Irt^*i' in\ •••ll# unt.i j-.iir •iraii- f-T :i fn^li («*n^ 
dirtii'ii, luit til pn ^t-nt y«'U wirh :i ri-:i.^*iir ri- •■ nf my ai rric«« 
:intl diitifull n «|Nr?.i». .i« uill a- fh<>«M- i-f tht- n««ly «huh I am 
n«>w hy rpiMil* nci* t]ii>ii;;h I kn<'W ini<*t unw<irthy •« t tn prr- 
•»iili' it\i r. A««_\'U. HiV I.'pI. \..i\>' ;iIu.ii<-<* •Ilmuih- a {Ajr1;i .ilAr 
kiiiiliitK-M' til the < 'liuri h of h.irl;.iin *, <*«• dc I tin«I t}*«nLa a 
iKirtit-iiIar horitiur for your <ir.iit-. \iitii !i, ;t^ L*:.^ lu* I r\-Latr to 
l\nn ('liiinh. -h.ill U niv (*••! •!.iiit iiiiIia\our U* priv nr 

My li*rii. I do i;irii<-*il\ 1h^«ii)i ynii, that \ou uiH |<raT lor 
n.i-. ThouL'ii Tiiy r*i«|''hn l->tli h\ th«- lii<Ki>|i. I'nUn*!*^ and 
< 'li r^'\ ani|<ttn?r\ in thi- roimtry. l.iii U^n kinii U-i^nd niT 
d«-!w r^ini: : :ind my pniltiKivr^' i h:iip*. thnui^h thi ii%Ll:rM« 
und n«|H'tt{<i of all |MpHin«, an- inaili- t<i im- \4t \*r\ i.k*v, I aa 
Mot ipionmt i>f th*- «ti^»}k* of ijiitii^ and liithi ultii^ tha: xriwt 
niHt'Mttirily uTtiii*l njy pp-mtifi.-n. I i].. th'Tif-r*-, .••.!? .f a ii«« 
m'n«<* lif niy wiiikn*-'^* ar;d unn*'r!hini ^**« . t!\ ?.. Alin:»''r.!\ ti-J, 
who h:ith i\ir ltu ii>ti«I\ «afihi«i ••\ir ri.i . i.irr\'^l m« 'hr *^|^ 
:i multitudr i>f ilithiultii-. lii.d at Ia«t vm^A m« . !•% ).;• Trt^ 

* Hftmr ft «k« a Pn '<n«Ur« ■•# iHii^Air. f r m li«l t* IA74. 


Tidence, to this high and honourable station, which makes me 
(m well as an object of envy to many) to some an object of 
Chris^an pity and charity, so as to afford me a title I hope to 
their devotions; among which number I please my selfe to 
think that your Grace may be one. 

I can say no more for my selfe at this my last promotion than 
I could at my first entrance into the Church, namely that I do 
not now more than ever discover in my heart any evill desime 
on the Church, nor any alteration in that honest zeale that 
brought me very early into it, to give my selfe wholly up to its 
service, and to imploy all that I have received, by the good- 
nesBe of a gracious Master, to God's honour and the advantage 
of our established religion. 

The evill designe of some malicious men, in endeavouring to 
make a breach betwixt the Bishop and my selfe, by treacher- 
ously intercepting my letters, hath had a contrary effect ; my 
lord having, after a through inquisition, and view of the worst 
of me, discovered me to be no other than an honest man, and 
his lordship's hiunble servant. Whereto I have great obliga- 
tioiis, having received extraordinary expressions of favour from 
my lord since my arrivall, as well as mighty satisfaction in his 
Visitation ; which his lordship has mannaged hugely to his 
hoDour and the edification of us all. 

Among many other excellent things my lord of Durham hath 
strictly injoined us to continue the celeoration of the Weekly 
Gommunion, with jubilation, (fallen into disuse since the deatn 
nf Bishop Cosins) and to restore sermons on Wednesdaies and 
Fridayes in Lent and Advent, according to the present practice 
of York, and antient nractice of this CiE^thedraU, and probably 
of all Cathedrall and Collegiate Churches. 

These worthy acts of my lord do afford me great joy, and will 

he, I hope, very exemplary to other Churches. Assuring your 

^ Grace that I shall not be backward to concurre with his lord- 

' ship to promote such undenyable good works, I once more beg 

^ yoir Grace's benediction, and rest, (my lord,) 

Your Ghrace's most obedient son and humble servant, 

Denis Granville. 

Muun, October 17tb, 1685. 

My wife importunes mee to insert her humble desires of your 
Grace's benediction. 

E e 2 

'JI2 IIKA.N 4.K«.\\ILLE. 


FkiiM Mh. K. lU'RTdN 111 I>K\>i CiRA>\||.ir.. 


I ii«vK. ftn-MuniMl til ^mi ynu thi^ 'inp-nioun' Mn^^h, uiaio 
hii|i|Hi*»ilii«ri it rii.i\ not .1- \<r U tninr ti» vnur njuiil%. jIt 
wiirthv iViiMul Mr. Nowf r • j-n-^ iil-* \iiii uith hij« ^ifTiif . dinmy 
with (lini till- ••tlur d.iv t"M ii.«- In* wr«>t«' Lit«lv ^• \«hi. 
Thr l:i-t Wi«-k l>r. .M«'Jiii!.i^mi, M.i-!« r I't Triiiit}. -mhI /iir bh- to 
ciiiK' HJth him. Ili- liki-wi^- {•n-^-ii!-* hin M-rvin* tn }i»u. Ilr't 
III lift- piitr tnr l^iiiilnii, ill upii T !«• |'niich hu ciium*. ia tbr 
(*hiip]M-I ikoyal ithi<* M-;if«*iii ft' l^'iit . I'lii toM that tLi« daj 
yiiur t'rit ml. Mr. K.irnaULH < lU- y t. i<* t*» \n- hnryW. liu p*- 
ri?>htini*rs un* uln'aily txtn-iiir ^ ii^ihlf i>t' th<ir Iipmi of liiAt 
n'Vrri-ii<l aii«l « iniiniiily U4irth\ u''"**! luan. I havi* it (nmrn 
thi»^> uhii'h Win :ilin<-«t hi-* il.iily (om|KiiiitiriA. that L^- hadl, 
U|)iiii many im ra^iiiii<«. «-\|iriM \<r\ miirh i^tt^ni and h«>Do«r 
iwhirti all |iiTMin'« raii't hut Ui kiiMwh^ij^- fiiii> fur V'iU. Iiv tlM 
tjrli' 4<l' thr truly y'\**\\n awl lit xmit ;riHiiI man l*T tiranrillr; 
%ihirli i-\|>rc^<*i<in ni- ii->ually had. win 11 ht- mixttii>ni«l \«i«. 
hr >aywil;. i^ur |»n— 11! \ :• • -('hikiii ilh<r thixikni^ that he 
nii;^Ott U U Ml r liHik't aft* r }i> n*. than at hi« o«n ht»u^', toni a 
«-iMi h tiir Klin .lUiu! 1'* il.iv* ■*ini.i- : hut l^y n-a«in <>f hi« «ruk- 
iii%i« \i.i^ nut ahh- tM «r:r. th<>' it>- *M-i fii'il iinlinalih' toioinr, hx 
itaiidiii}^ hit hi arty thank!i tn thi- I>r. t^'r hi^ ^-at i-an* 

* %!•••• r "f HI. J bn'i ( ..llrfr. " (Kir MmIvt. Ihw^ mv. i« ft ucbly k«^ |««bI 
mail, '-ul i»i>l '*<■ ituir kr<l I kT»>>« 1 -ii.'.ng ••f ih«l m «ft b? bt «q ri|wnr«tfm. Hm 
n«ii>r !• I*r. I •••«•?. ■' A il «m hr liiAl fki^t *)r>u<hl up Ihr Katiac "-^ T^wh h tt* 
n lit^>. •.it.iiul ItM* knfii-.f ' f r^rrj n# •># «Kir.*. •. rmn L*ir rkvi •!•«?««« ' ItSL 
iKari .>f A'irmi am df Ia iVinn. K K *« . *L- i-nSTt*! M J.».*ia'« 4 • m#y* » I9& 
|>r (•••«rr KaiI 'i«*n |riii..i«*if MMfrr ••( Ji«ut ( li«ir<-. 

* \ iimr 'if itr«-«l iiraimiifrn. n* Hunt* iVi'irti tarv .•4 }k w*-w^gf %nd KrrhSmeam 
III IU«. ilr ar'S ■•i<t. ti f tU \.1r .i i^' re* llrr'^rl | p%*i<t! !.• U^ fcnf a^i^iv 
ii( t^ir '( ourttrt |'ar« n |ni.t.«! in |»»'« ^i^f^.^ f.i li.. ^^iv^! ••i'l^ « W l%7l. 
Il* ili'^l FrN .Ntlf.. lUA n? hl« «... .Ul«<l \Ui i->lh. 1«.H4. r-r £•« k^ Im« tf 
(■r«ttri«iirn. a:M l\.r tJ«"«»n '4 tt.r \ i. armc^ < -f \%*rTur:'tJ i-n 1 tfaa&w W pai^ 
u** « 

^ K VRirriT ch»| U:n I-. IlitS | ttui^Mnf. Ilr tu- i'<nr«l««< !»• U-vvr m Milit W 
J. <.•)■...(« ami «M 'i.^fr \r< ti-l'ft. • '. r K.i '. i:.# J••:^. ' M? < i^i lU •« 
t' a'^tli r if MtrrvJ -^*' iri.rviA. ■.!«%• in ftr.iair '.^• Mr. iWlUr Ate! .4JUr« f J* • 
111! -if tbrn. Hv FmIi < li.ia nl lUlM. II 31 I 


kindness. Sir, I present your good lady with my duty and am 
with all due respect, 

Your most obedient nephew and humble servant, 

. R. Burton*. 

SL John's, Fdny. 27th, '^. 

Mr. Baker f desires me to present you with his humble ser- 

The Bishop of Vaknce^s J speech to the K[ing'] of Fr[ance'], att 
Venaillea, the 14th July 1685, attended by the whole body of 
ike Clergy ofFr[ance.'] 

This is the 2d time that I have the honour to speak to your Majesty 
in the name of the whole Clergy of your Kingdom. I know not how 
ifc comes to pass that 1 find myseff this time more surprised, and 
move astonisned, than I was the last. I was then to speak to the 
most formidable and the greatest King of the earth : 1 still speak to 
the same King, but to one who has made l^mself infinitely more 
gnat, infinitely more formidable. This new grandeur. Sir, is not an 
effoet of the number of jour conquests, nor of the provinces reduced 
under jour obedience, nor of Europe it self, of which jou are sole 
iriiifcer; but proceeds from the zeal and the indefatigable industry 
wlneh has made jour Majestj allwajes prefer the designs of convert- 
ing the Protestans before all humane considerations and all reasons 

*A gnndfoo of Bishop Cosin, being the son of his daogfater Elizabeth bjher 
iMMid husband, Sir Thos. Burton of Brampton, co. Westmoreland. He was Uving 
hi 1719, and is described as of Elemore, Clerk. Lady Barton had no less thanybicr 
iMteis. 1. Henry Hutton, son of Sir Richard Hutton of Goldsboroogh, co. York, 
Kit S.' Sir Thos. Burton. 3. Samuel Davison of Wingate Grange, oo. P^, Esq., 
tkM SOD of Sir Alex. Dayison, of Blakiston, Knt. ; and 4. Isaac Basire, Esq. Mr. 
Mn writes as follows, concerning his step-son, to Archbishop Sancroft. 

Hat rr plsasb tour Gracb,— My wife having a very great desire that her only 
■• ihoild attend your Grace upon his initiation into Holy Orders, I could not let 
^ go without doing him this right, humbly to acquaint your Grace that he has had 
^mox education, and a competent residence at the University of Cambridge, and 
^Ui freinds have good grounds to hope that he will be truly conformable to the 
"^cnd constitutions and rules of our holy mother the Church of England, and that 
^JMtmall estate will not make him lesse capable of serving the Church. 

loor Grace well knowing his grandfather and his relations, what countenance yon 
•tplsued to fiivour him with will perpetually oblige my late Lord Bishop of Dur- 
«■ I daughter, and all our freinds on both sides, and particularly, my lord, your 
CiMs^i alraadv most bonnden and most humble servant, Isaac Basws. — Durham, 
^ SsinlB' Day, lSa4.-Tanner MSS. xzzii. 166. 

t Thomas Baker, Fdlow of St John's, the celebrated scholar and antiquary. 

t Monseigneur Daniel de Cosnac, Evesque et Comte de Valence.— Tanner MSS. 
>^ I2S, where an extract b given of the Speedi in the originaL 

'Jit ity.w r.R\N\ii.l.R. 

iif !»!il«'. It nri*fth fn»»ii l*i-it in!iuiniT:\Mi» miwi! of mnirrvkiifM 
whirli an' iii.iili' I'v lii'.r ••nl-r. \'\ vmr i!.!.fc:»'firf. tkud by »ouf i:S^ 
niLiNft li i« iii:!« I :irt dtli !v nf \>iiir .iiininiMi* lilV that I dr«.Tr 1«> 
ili*.Til'i'. t'ltr \*'H .IP- I' MI •j:r»:\'.. ^ r, i» U- rij»P-««iitiil all at • uor I 
i*uiiil\ tMrr-tf I •tYisll «• .in 't III v:iiii into thi' affi-* [»a«t. t^;Af I 
x]t;ill r:ill iiiiiiiri -•ar^lv l'> ii.v :i!i«i!«ta!iii' the rli>t:iuni« i>f ali t^^ finC 
.in«l inu*t li 'Iv rhr..-li.iri IIrii|HT 'P« TJiiy «ill not funii^h rnr «:th 
tiTiii-* imMi* in«"iu''i t.» i-tj-ns^ thi* l'Itv j-'ur Majriitv ha« ao^uifvd 
in (■'([HMi^iiij t>ii> iritt-n-.^l iii n '.-.ji"ri. liut why shitui'l «f^ !o» k fgr 
i«rii:iiMi'ii!* i-N'-Ah'-n*. -AM'-'r; ;iri i«ui;\ l-i U- t'"UiiJ in i^ur p«-rai^ ? 
Y'lii ililm-r lit, S r. Ir--". an :i| |rthiri«i.':i b\ luur happ* iurciiwc 
uliU'fi wi' tirnl ini;» -'•:!■!•' !'«r \ii t.i il?.il. That whwh T'*u haw 
.ilri-:i>ly il.iiii- \-t tKi* ^'l-irN -I li.-l }..i^ i.irr\i-ti \.nif own ^^ farr, to 
r«ii l>:i:h a ]>:!i-h. l'! '.%:tii<.'. ^» r.^ * •-'. '.lit-ii to t^r ap{i!au«r« and 
:ii-i*!ani:i!i"i;!i • t' ti.>-ii. it !•« i' .•■ :l';.i !•• --^fxi*! nf'iiBi It*, auil t>' tprak 
ihi- laiiuMi.ii:i« . •' I'.f (.■•.'ir«" li w'.- ■«• ■.•.-»:■■. \"iur Maj«M\ it rzioffV 
|!\ ''iji^'i-l t". i*j .i!.\ ■•"■«r S.v.n „vi a« h« :rv l^-*" «"*-*W^ 
HUil ii)>'!«t ill-i^iriKU* "t t.i-r <-:<:. if :. I A ! titat T u Ka«r hithrtto 
il<iii«*. Mhii'ii H.i^ imI iriir-ii-i:;.i*. .\ l' r t'.i fjnin'ur •■!' <i<-l and kit 
L'hiin-h. an \Uv tniii!.; "..r.j ■■■•■r y-nr i :.;-.:*• t?.i- n^-«laK. •*..!:«• jtMV 
roia'l autli'T'iv. uiiiii r::.:i.'>i ■ :• ivir\ !*. :•- !•« ik.«*niai.\ fartixna, iIm 
takiii;: It flit lit' •»iii*f) liiifU a* af-:i«'ii i lx<i!.\ thi> nMur-.i.i* rfrrj 
thin;: t>i It- j-i^t h><i.:iiii-i ait-i !:ni:t« . I "Vi. al. t:.f*ff* ;;nrat a«*tHiO0 

ha^i* <l"^ir\i-l!\ ari,.iir<-ii l-. x-.r Mai«!* I'.f nani !\:rrat. tntino- 

Ml-, anil tr.i- arhili-r i»!" j»« a.v at.ii warr H..!. r liHi \i r. aL iV'tr titifS 
hi-ai>«il I'-;;fth>r. an- h .t «.•'!. t.k.-ii .;:j jr.i.-'« a* *«..: Iai»t z.'«- 1 CMpir 
t'lan I'.i- w.-rll i! «• !:' w'.-r- i-. --r. t?.« ••■:.: ran . t^l- a<!«ar.«n»i( of 
!*ii' f.i!'i.'!;. r*-\'.^\ ■;!. !'.i« nl'Miiv: t'.r t'-.nh i.t K mno- ' frm n^ 
|iri-^«i ii a:.'l t!.i n!..iri:,^' !.i r t'l* a '!• :rjT r. i.f' ali !.i-r ni :.:KbkHlff^ 
tf.i- ri"« it' !"i:!)i. a-.-i jt «• r.l-.i.i: . !" * * r* •\ .- i*.!*.- ii. i#i»H* afv 
^•!:1 ":.i:i 'T'li lit •'. »• ■ •: -• i!. I. ■•. ■■•■•'^ "• i* U'u*' t}.ri»' I'.i ru«f d 
all l:ii.i-. I .1! -.'..-• • ::.. ;:••;! -'..i.. !^- n>«- n*"n". W)Mft 
l:»«n-»'ir -.^ It. >.r. !«• \-.r \|.»»'-!v. «• it -.ili-Ia. ti 11 l^i •.,•. litf^m 
praj*' - an- -• ]•• ■■i' .ir\ .!■;.• !■■ \ . ' • *. -.• i -kr i-aik iT.t-- tSr a^ 
Ii!»t. lit i;- • ■■:i-..:- r l • ?■ ** I- t"-- !': s -T j/.- j^*. .«. tKr 
mI"*.iIiH \'..t\ -».-■ ::. 1. •: ■. u. :« .:. »,:;. i .. :r ar: ••;ni-.«!r* 
ari'i •■•«• .ii!. :i '•»ri.r...i M a 'n.j.-i.l.v .jj-i f-x : -r^'- • '. '.at Ite^ 
wi-p' ••.i!' ■-•!■. ': II A In ,.•■;•.* ■::'i t".i at:» • jt s.» i:.*.n-:j<v a 

m-w ;: w ri.::'.' :.T ::.:■■ :•..• k :.^'. l.n- : 11- •* r:< 
t.i'n 1:; i l'.i-\ in:r;:.j» . a- •■-■i. .ii> ]•:.'■ i-:.t ? 
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K 11.;; t- N- : ■ .'.i wv-. I.i* t.i't ■■:.. \ ri.i.s- : 

t.» •.•«' tr: .:i.|"?.i!.! a -tat", If. in r- :; .i.!.' * 

n-nii ni''r\M*i- ■■!' t'f.i**- .:.* r :• r*. *';.: »;.•■ r..i!» 

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as ihej weie, always found theyr laws too weak, and their annes too 

toMOf to subdue and extinguish the monster of heresy. If they 

were now alire, (I mean as men capable of infermitjs and Dassions) 

wbat thoughts would they have, what matter of joy woula it be to 

them, to fbd soe happy and soe surpriseing a change, how jealous 

would they be of their honours to see that your ]\£ije8ty alone, in 

80 short a time, should have almost brought to perfection a work 

which they altogether could soe little advance in the space of soe 

many years P What would they say of the penetrating genius of 

yoor Majesty, so capable of applying methods, sometimes gentle, 

sometimee harsh, alwayea just, for increasing the empire of Jesus 

Christ, with what satis&ction would they see the Protestant religion 

(which onder theyr reigns was called the religion of bold spirits, 

with which the most powerful part of the State, and the best witts 

of tiie Court, were generally infected) now contemned, now trampled 

on, DOW reduced to see it self for ever abandon'd by all persons of 

lemnmg and reason, and all this without violence, without armes, and 

much less by the power and force of your edicts, than by your own 

exemplary piety, with what greif of mind would they remember the 

contemptB offer'd unto theyr authority ? How often was it ques- 

tion*d and interrupt'd, and subject to many revolutions ; and with 

what wonder would they consider your Majesty, so simple, so ah- 

Kdute, so uncontroulable ? What difference would they not find 

betwixt the dismall troubles of those times they liv'd in, and the 

^brious blessing of that peace, which you doe not onely enjoy your 

weUf but make the Church partake of also. But, as if it were not 

hoDDor enough for your Majesty to bring into the bosome of the 

Church 80 many millions of mistaken so^s, who have liv'd under 

your own dominion, you generouslly designed the conquests of new 

fiovinoes abroad, purposely to restore the office of Prelates, the 

worship of Ood, and all Divine service. Those many victories you 

Wre obtain'd, both in Germany and Holland, have only serv'd as soe 

BMmy theaters for the triumph of Jesus Christ, — what ought we not 

to expect ? England it self is upon the poynt to offer unto your 

Mijesty one of the most glorious opportunitys you can desire. The 

ktvest and greatest of all the monarchs in the world (before heaven 

U ^ven the blessing of your Majesty to this earth) did onely wish 

IS his cheifest happiness, that he might once in his life meet vnth a 

<liQger worth exposing himself to it. The K[ing] of England, who 

^want your help, and the assistance of your armes, to maintain 

kimaelf in the Catholic religion, will ere long furnish you vnth an 

*«taon worthy your giveing him your protection. Those turbulent 

ssd seditious spirits in the countnre of Dauphine, Yivarett and 

^e^rennes, who these' years past foolishly flattered themselves that 

the times were changeing to theyr advantage, and in theyr imma- 

RQuirj projects had entertained some hopes of a forei^ power to 

'^ "i them^ have cost you but too little trouble and time to make 


tlit-m r»Mni-mK*r t! you Ji.iv«» i'hii«t«til ilirm. but jnur cl<inr in pmr- 

run •! tin :n m:i4 .ill tfn* jiurii^hdii lit \>*i i;:(i-i)<it*>i. anii y*-.! ^-.^ii r.«C 
Km^iT l""ii ujHMi lh» Til .li »i •!-•;. li'. •uJ>j«i*l<. fp'rii Ifi*- Tn»TM-nl !r.*-» 
i'ur"'li'-l llnin *fU#"* .•im»"ii'.;«it tfii* niimUT •»!' li^nl'* failhful f^*: ■* 
liiit. Sir. !h--hi|i'« .ill till'**' un'i! I'niu'^ whu'h y-mr Maj'"«t\'« ux. at.*! 
ji|'«t !rr lia^r li-'lir tor r«iu':i»ri, tl.i* ruii:#« of th'taC 1 'oi:«"«l*"«-« •'it.^ 
hli«ln-i| viiih-iitt iiiiip in?}! .n!v, wI.«ti' tr^-y win* iiiufat«*«l m rrr* ;.f . 
till* riiiiii' ut* \\i'**o Vuwvr-i'.u^ wiju-h •••ippiuil Yr iiiif aiM Kx*r ;»e 
witli *i» m.iM\ TaUi' tiai-'MT-* .ir.-! [« r!i»*: •»* "l* triiif^. anj l*.« >- 
»!riii-li«m •■!' all t'ii\r r^un 'fj.« •.•■.r;'! :ii.«l iiia'Ut.iiriM u. C»*!i!rci;t 

• •l' \inir liii' art- wi'.'.'.jl •i-vij'.t. Sir. l'*\v ir..»«t u*«-fi.i; ar.-i 
must ini|iirt:iiil I'l' :iil y'-ir i.i)- ■■ ir- \ •"•. S.r. l'u*-9t- i'; .P"i.**, m\^3 
for llii'\r ^tnii-tiin- aj: i iitinii-r-* «»n- * ■ iv.^W l*» tK«* Stat»\ mi il •*!- 
\:iMl:iL:t<»ii4 :iii-l t'.KTt.iu t.' r.f ( "K' ■* •!; .iiAaii-^ pn»*n»" ar.. n^ 
l'ii\r .i!«iii'"« :iiiil r.iiii*^ till" iiji-t .!..-'r ■ i- i:.'<iiuriifnt • !" j- .r J»*ty 
Ariil n-* till- ni:itu*-4 «•!* l-.. **■ 'a.i 1 1^' K. .m.i:j l!r:.|-'r»'.n». '•'fi'.'-K wnp 
t'i»r!ii'iil»ii to Ih» r:irr\''l i:i ! '•• \> .'■'. • ^ -i!!-!!:.!!* •. li; i r. n* '•.■■?: 'uf 
til tin ir ii.inii •• tl»:in V.*' ■»!.!:'. •■* - : t-.* n-'t >/ thr Kruj-r r* »r.--i 
wrfi' i;irr\«Ml **•■!". Ti- IVivn, ■■! .u !:n'- r. iMii'T i! mix Ji<» •ai-i '.r.i! tvr«p 
rliuri|jt"«. wliii'i .-iH' ii'fA !i.» iii-.p- -««vi. T»:ii iMrry \. ir ;:'"fT !'.rt-.-^ 
t" [•"•!.rit\ liii'i all t'li- M- :. i^tiT'. I"* ^-A 4'.i'.f-» -ira • !".;i:. :^: y-y 
y -i;r |'*«.. -r- -in- »• l"'.-- !•«•_•;:. n-.^' ?*!'..<\ a- 1 » "-*» 
ri-m urn-* \^:*r*' !?. n- l-i l-i- .:•■•, n-.i. !• / iMl •• iw ir-i>M a o n- 
jiiMit'iri- "Ij.-ii;.! a'.u.iM'- l;i't.t''.i' .1 •.» rk •■> ?. i; ;•;.'.* .I'i^ai.itN; ■■■..■..^4 
!». l-riiiij'r!' \iA r- IV !•• ; • r!'« ■! '».. ii.i a •. i'. -■.- .i •• ■ .^' I «• :. t V> 
•'\;»»'-t :"r«i:ii ••';■ 'i a pn-*,! ■ li-.,r. .% ■ • 'li* i'..'i-. • r'.* i * «• *i^^ .a 
-t ».',.-rt :i l:iin"? \V In! v.,i\ •*i'i- ••■l {.'•::;• ...r^.ii* t'rm A 
IV i.--f w-.-i I .i- *■.•■:■ --i- •■•■«•:' ..! :r. .1.. :..• .*■.•:■ r!4fc::.j« ? • in it 
«« . I w.!*. 'i-!.i-i. i» jT' il <• ■;■ I^ .r f- !•«■ i!:.j/;?.«'«: t*. il ' »• « bti 
:i;*.iM * trj i" ;.'ii li •*•.-■■! '..• I i. : .1 .ij i" «! p ■ j ■•' »^" •••r* -tirif 
l»." iip'f.%4 . !' :• - ^'.ii:!-. -fi .! 1 ".*.ii.*. \ .'.r :k*».«t.ii*.*r ;iil:r^-.y Ui 
Huliilu" !■.••*•■ l''..i' '.i»»' I- • :; •••I . t:. ■. *• !'. I .• i :.i :!;i «. a:, i !*..!» 
.Il-"; If'"* liaj-j-y. S.r. » ■ .M *.\.n .k.«-in»*'. . U- ;!". a» »•• n a, ::. rr 
ini?!:i .i:.iti\ \*:v .-i-ivari! ij" ^ "t" ha*:?..: i.t r» *'\ i» .Ui .♦'-i.; t*.r "li^rt 
twi ••*• !:• < .ii v-.^r K;:j^«: »!n. wf ii.:^".* jt j-^rt :»i!.y rr.A^*- .■;iy 
.11 k!ii%*I:.l.v-ir!.t'« r'lr :l ; "ao i:.:ji.' ai«" by ni^r -a'i 'i.ij'- :»••*-. *«f -^^r 
"Wfi jr;*tri'-!i -ti'. as.'i ■• ir ••■%:. n fuj' i-<. rr. f i •.^•■•r'.** ":i :t; j-f\>»» 
th. a. l-i i-I \ '.r .• .1.. ;i!..i ;. ...r i.v-', ■. ' H ."..!' vk .a:. :i t AttAia U> 
t',.it I'l-r:- . t. •!-.. Mkv iii.l;!.! ' p- at ia»: I'./il a« a »:r»'aVr tVasv of 
l.-«:.-"ir p -u.!* l.« i* ••..i:j .!'.ir«. %.■ in- r...j"M *«#• U!'..r ^ .i. '. .1 to 
pp*^ la!:- I" y '.r ^!.l■■''!% * j-ri.- *\ s era*. Si.:" ■ . !.i* .«• •.•■ :^.•«« 

• ■*'. jit'.'i.* -A." .A- •.. . li .'. .: • I. **.r. •« ' ! : ■ • a*«*":. ' i '..m 
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• • .1 M I . I fj-.i*. . '■ 4% .t I. •, ^.' ;• .j .•* ■: I.. A .1* » k ■ : : ^-t. r%:.^'». 
tj. it a ! t! !• :'a.!- ri :;•. :. i ; . r* :. - .f".. ..■..*. '.• : ' i- ••■ r i . '. *a 
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I ongiit of this great implojment, that I speak nothing bat what is 
WQitbj 80 great a King, and nothing of which another ^Ling was 
r yett thought worthy •. 

Sr, — ^I'm now to beff your pardon for my * young ' amanu- 
ensis's bad hand, and likewise for the mistakes he may have 
made in the transcribing of this Speech. If time wou'd allow'd 
me, I should have endeavour'd to have writ it over again, so as 
that it might [havej bin somewhat more legible, &c. After you've 
done with it, 1 desire the favour of you as that you'l please to 
let your brother Basire have the perusal of it, if he be at Dur- 
ham. I'm uncertain where he resides ; having not heard from 
him flinoe my cominfffrom Durham. I'm now and always, Sir, 
Tour's as before, R. Burton. 

For the Hononrmble and Reverend Dr. Granville, 
JDmd of Dorfaam, at the College in Dnrham. 

Foft pd. at Cambr. 

(Indoned, *«The Bp. of Vallensines Speech to ye French Kg.'') 


Rbcbift from Dean Granville to Rob. Delaval, Esq. for 
Altar Plate lent to the Cathedral by order of the 
Bishop of Durham f. 

I Dennis Granvill, Doctor of Divinity, and Deane of Durham, 
doe acknowledge myselfe to have received the day of the date* 

^ Tldi. Speech seems, not without reason, to have made a great sensation in Eng- 
W. Bve^ mentions in his Diary that he had been shown ** the harangue whidi 
fte BUiop of Valentia on the Rhone made in the name of the deargie, celebrating 
te fkvneh King as if he was a god for persecuting the poore Protestants ;" and ex- 
pBHes great surprise at the sUenoe of the Gazettes with regard to the sufferings 
vltii bad been inflicted on them. 

t The date of this paper is not giren, but may probably be assigned to this 
piod. Mr. Ddaral was Biayor of Durham from 1686 to 1689. He was son of 
noBMS DdaTal, of Hetton-le-Hole, Esq., who was a younger son of Sir Ralph 
I^iknl, of Seaton DelaTal, co. Northumberland, Knt. The document is some- 
^v^ carious as showing what were then regarded as necessary appendages of 
^ Lord's Table, eren when required only as a temporary provision. It will 
^ obsenred that CwndUtHckt are included. The follo#ing letter from the 
Mop of Lincoln to Sancroft, who was then Dean of St. Paul's, (Tanner MSS. 
^' 42.) bears upon the subject of that particular adjunct, and also upon another 
•«s<f puttiio of the present day. « 1668, Oct. 27. I hare a greater trouble to 
8^ yon, wfaidi you will recdye firom my secretary, Mr. Symmonds, now in London. 
It if to buy me an Altar-cloth, which I would have rich : one pane thereof to be 

P f 

2lH liK\N i.k\NV||.|.E. 

h«Ti*«)t\ <hy thi* iinlcr ninl ii|i|ii'iiitniiiit **( th«* Ui^lit IIi^n«>rmM« 
and Kiirht Kivi ti'tkI r.irliir in timl. N:itti:iii.i4 1. l/ml ni«K"]ip <Y 
Ihiihani iViiiii li«iU rt hi t.i\.il«-. l.-i . M.iii.r i»t' th»- i\i\ ^4 
Ihirlumi. till—- I'in'i «■!' ;,'ih ruti. \i/ . • »n« tu.^!:. tw •- 
i*anilli'-^tii k*>. tUiH- f|.i}»i>!f. Tx«<- I'i-«. ui;'l tn-iM iu?tfl^« : 
uliiih Kiid {tiifi-^ nt' |tLiti-, I t}f ^.liil l>i iiiii<t <ir.iii\illi* havr r^ 
rt'ivi<*(l u/« ;il'nn<«.ii(l, u|iiiii Nmii mih I\ , h*T tht* u^- nt thf < 'atht«lr»l 
rhiinli (if iMirliani. t'i»r ainl mil ill '•Uih tini*' »* tht- Altar I'Uto 
U|iiiiL:iiiir tn th«' ^.tiil ( '.ithiilril rhiiP h nt' I Durham U ih^n^r'^ 
Ami I (liN* ht'D'tiy itnttnit^ tn n -<lili\*r tit thi* Hiiid Ki*U ri Ivl*- 
\iili'. nr to Hiii*)i I'tlif r {M-r'^ai ••r |« r«»ni a** thi- ^viiiil Kiirht lii^ 
nnrulilc iiiifl liiirlit lN\iniiil I'.iTh*r in ^t*A Otall a|>|*jint or 
fliri'<-(. all thf -.liil |iiii*i <« «•!' ]tl.itt . ii|ti*n iitniun<l. Kil'i*. «h>4r, 
iiiid in li.*! pMjil A tiiniliii'»n ins uln-n 1 ri't-«i\f«l ikcm. ^^ it 

Jndoncd, "Mr. I>MiM''t iLtt-t|-l t.» Mr. Ik>Iaift:.r. f>r mr Ld.'i PbU." 


FrhM Dr. HkKVINT m IIIK IIn>. Itl.KMKP^ 

llnNuKMiM. SiR, 

IUkiirk thi^ ]iit<«!i' pit--. :iw:iy. I hj\i' i>ni 1} tlii> tinn- tii ai kr.«iw- 
jitlp' the n-<'«i|)t and h«innr nl' vtiiir I* Itf r : in u!i««tT vb&T^ 

rlirth nf fUl. thr mhrr I Ihinkr i>f iUfnMk> .if* ^ky «^ti-«r. if il Sr» »4 l*«i f«9^. 
4 lur I •lh««tr»il \aI\i • |'ur] Ir -"ir of •! <r.. |-«ii«il «i!K •-nrt.»«i iUaaa4» M.a» I 
irit<riil fiir vUn.fir .!«ir« I r.. I. Mfti I 'ir V:!ar n 7 f . 'r. r,. i»rt k^t ■»! <«• 

tp«il A^*i> it^ \>'ar J «•>"-* ' ■"' "'*■■> If J- " • *-* ^•' |•^' *•> *>■•■> ■ 4 

t)i»l I tnu*! Ui*i« tj> « 'i Th>T K4i«' « I itifu.. pftir* -f •««!.:.*n ^'ftMr .mrfciawtM^B 
U|-<n tbr AltAT. «^i<h 1 Mii M'.4n •! !•• trt . Arfl ,mn :r..!..rr ri . ' f«v T%«v*# v^ | 
«i.l CI*** 1^* ni • i-airr 'Y fairi- iv-ili •'! ki Tr%.i. I ^-«iv . ai ; ur** it •«;<« ^b4 I 
i-aii-if li ■• «(•*( I ■••li^.l \Va 1 h-i.i in tLr Inn-.' •! f tj^ \'l.»r\t. \'rmm"wL 
U f -r* tJn » wrrr in.'* X . •!. » |**f i-f I"* |»{«»f ■■■•r. !li«!. *• £\«.;? \l\imat I & « f*«9 
tt.r likr If 1 lu •; { r- «• x^ I*. Ihrri I n <••' nirvA!. «.»f| t V^i^^kr \t*^ k-n«4 

■u: ;. • t^«.rr «:!i •int lii ii l.t ^. > i n " \ n. n. rviJii-. .■ »! :•■: %X Xhr iwtf 4 
|L:« '.•t!rr i:i H«;..n>ft'* f^n.] |>r \U| Ir* Yl r«i<-« .'Wi. f r a | / .-».- i>«c *-«lkte 
ptlr. 'ir if »««•! ^» Ml* h « «i' ! •; {«^r i!»«! i n ■ rf rftnatwr* f « l^ lAv ^ 
■ frilrmiir •!•»•"' «m l.'.rfi ■■ ntfit rri! j«-f1n*.i aifii..t«.*r.. 

• Ni*ir»'l ■univi'.f "P. -f *• r lUi.I tifv.i i. !!• •»• *• ^. i-. l».:i| \^«» ife 
Kr*«(i<'n Ki ho*:*- >?!••! Ihi <fr^>>n« f l.'.r r«<i- '.i.-;. «r ' > I ltf-.#« II ||« 
ni«mr«) tl.i tiaufhtrr a;ii! »-.' b«irr«i ■ f I ;*K M r^«. F •., f N r«^*^« .a C^«^ 
Ufv.i. \i\ hit viff Ia!« KA:r.« Ixkr liku^Vvr i Y*^- it |!aH 4 ^-^P^Wi^ 
(••••Tfr tirmiitiilr. thr p»1 9i\rrm%rA* \*^\ I ^r.*ki arc «»«• «^ imw 4 Uj* flHr- 
nac'' IWmAri (jrmii«i.> iIm^ June I Ith. 17"1. in thr 7<*t-*t «r«r j' ^j* ^v. torf «■§ 
'•urwvl At lABibHh. 


unto, (ocmoeming one partictilar) I'll assure you that what I 
ba^e to dispose of^ is much at your service. So if Mr. Deane 
payes the small debt which he owes, you may take of it what 
Toa please, part or all, and leave onely a note of it to me, in the 
hanoB of lu*. Wilson. I am sorry to heare of too much fer- 
mmtation between the Bishop and the Deane. I doubt the 
two new Counsellours, who they say succeed Wilson, shall in- 
flame it.^ However, I am sure that as soone as one of them 
oomeB in, your honest brother shall have this reflection cast 
iroon him, that he keeps not his word, by which he engaged to 
tne Bishop, when he was helped by him to the Deanery, that 
none of that name, B. should com neare him at it. Beati pact- 

/let. Sir, you may oblige a good man by a seasonable 

word; and I wish myselfe at Durham, to contribute to my 
worthy .... honorable friend somwhat more effectually, and 
more seasonably then by writing, but the poste is going, and the 
other poste could not find y . . at Durham. With my respects 
to my Lady, I am. 

Your most faithfull servant, 

Dan. Brevint. 

lincckln, 11 Dec 

Tbete, For the Honorable Mr. Bernard GrenTille, 
at the Deanery, Durham. 

Pd. li Lincolne 3. 

(Indoned, *' 1 1 Dec. '86. Mr. Deane of Lincolne's Letter to Mr. Granville to 
me to leU him have 100/.") 

Seal of arms ... 3 foals 2 and 1. In chief a lion passant gaardant, impaling . . . 

Fbom the Hon. Bernard Granville to Mr. Wilson. 

Bairgwhridge, Thursday night. 

He. Wilson, 

b the first place accept my harty thanks for your greate cevi- 
Ktves at my parting with Durham, with this assurance of my 
'winesse to serve you on any occation being confident that you 
*nd my brother the Deane are sincerly united, according to the 
^68 of. Sir, 

Your affectionate frond and servant, 
B. Granville. 


2*Jn liKAX (.K\N\ILLE. 

My If>nff At ay nt I>urh:im hiui put nu* iindiT nomr prt««int di»- 
ii|i]Mtiiitiiu'iit mncm^t iiiv tinu;iiitj« in ('li vil.ukil .... f<rtAri«l by 
th«»M> that nil t nir iit North Alh rfoii ; whuh inaki« mv iirmire 
ytiur tn-nd-hip tn uu»\v ill' \ttu thinki- tit ( Mr. Hn'\ int V» ^\r me 
rriilitr on y<m I'nr thi- < it her li*((.'. whii h ahull, with intn«t, he 
|iunr . . ally n |iuiil at thr tinir \tni pn'tix, und iil . . . . intfAnr> 
nhuU ownt* it urt an udditiitnall 

( T*rtt or fhr*f ri»»rlutii9nj tevT'U turn ojf) 

Fnr Mr. Wilmn. 
il thr Di«iiui7, in IhirtAin. tbt^r. 

ilndon-Hl. '••.>!• IW. UiW; Mr lUrn.! (ir«atiik'i Lr. Abo«l Dr. Hnvat't 

oCImt lim/.") 

No. XL. 

Kri»M IMF. H\MK T» 1U» ^IMK. 

Marr* *. IV aU. '«. 

I iii\» nil i\i^l \Kiir 'J hill** aii'l nti'iini* yi-u;y tha:.k* Cor 
\oiir i-.iin . :tijl xh-illU u'l-i'l' "t any 4«i .itinii to M-r\L- \fU, ia 
t.'wnr or rounlry, uiiKiii th*- r« .n )i **t p'U. r t.i". 

Your .iti'it tii>!i.kt< *« r^aiit, 

II. Hki^viixB. 

My !Mr\i(i-«* ti» all my u^mnI t'n niLn at Uurhani 

l>'..r Mr Uni MiU>!i 
•I UurhARi. IK'W 

iln«i.irv«). ".'.* IWn. |f.llf: Mr iWm) (;r»r.«i:i'- TV.' K«vi o# m t Iw IVl^ *" 
S«] -if arm*, (irvniillr. «:!K -r^^i-nl f t <!iffrffrnrr. i% mi «m 

«M 111! •'•-A«i->n*J r«^iilrffr nf BirmSrr* > f tKt :. <.m> •' ti'SM w- a ' rmj^*'vuH §§ 

l>>r«f l^ittiS- vr ■ vr ir 1 • .r*(rr ur;*.; c ^> * (A!.'.*r t- ' '^-. ' r r '. a ■ -^atv c«^ 
n l»i»<n. «t.i ^. Lm '«< • M. t*f'.' ■ rt* » f i* ■• r -. r tKr ;•■< ' « l^. 

J-L;.«ifi Nil Mm «M A W!t • :.!. 'foj ■ t:. ^ t%* « ii «**■«' 4 U vd ||r«- 


No. XLI. 
From Dr. BREvnrr to the same. 

Lincoln, 17 Jan. 168?. 

GtoQD Mr. Willson, 

Wmn I told you by my last letter, that I wotdd leave till neact 
nmu&er for tne use of Mr. Deane, or your owne, the money I 
hi in your hand, I did not know Mr. QrenTille would have 
moiB then one hundred of the two hundred which I then of&ed 
liim. Now, since I know it is otherwise, I desire you if you can 
Wt with this other 100/. without too great inconveniency to 
Mi, Deane's, or your occasions, to accommodate his brother with 
i^ and to take his note onely for it. However, to order the 
iNubease, if you can, so that 1 be not thought guilty of breaking 
^i^ on either side. I am your humble servant, 

Dan. Brevuct. 

TttMr. Bernard GranTille, 
to be aent Mr. Wilson. 

(Iidoned, *' l^o Jan. >86. Dr. Brerint's Letter. To lett Mr. Granyille bare ye 


No. XLII. 
Feom the Hon. Bernard Granville to Mr. Wilson. 

Mar, Jan. 21, 'aj. 

Mb. WiusoN, 

Jot hearing firom you according to your promise, I writ the 
^ post to Mr. Deane of Lincolime, on the same subiect of my 
letter to you firom Burrow-Bridg, and Mr. Deane's obliffinff an- 
>weare is contained in the inclosed to your selfe, but if his in- 
^ded favor to me cannot be done without clashing with my 
^Mher the Deane's appointments, I will submit myne to his, 
Wng resolved he shaU never suffer in his spiritualls or tern- 

222 I»KIN rik%NVIIXK. 

|»i>nilli, if in'IIcft* nr (*:ii4o c4Ui U* pvm him tii (*ithrr of ihrm in 
omrt nr fnuntry, l»y 

Viiur jitTi'i'tiitniiti* wTvant, 

Vnt Mr. Wm. M lUin. 
ml Ihp Ik-onitn. in 1 Durham. 

liul >nrd. " *.M Jan. 'Mi, Mr. (JrannlU '• l^rOrr Abuvt f0 •Noad IM/.") 


TkiiM IMK •tWiK Pi I UK *«|%||:. 

Mir. Jwy ink. 'H. 


I RMT1VKII vniirH nf tlif J'lth with uHMunnin* of VI mr Iuii4 
intnitioii.H tu iiir in rflatinii tn Mr. lKaiu'4tf L'inn»in'ii' oikcr 
huii(ln'«l |Miuiifl. iltui vcMi ^'ivrik thi* iiitiiii:»tii>n \iiu *iw Diiw, I 
hiul it(ii|>t any tartlirr •>uitf in tht iiiatt<r tu thi- h fOii'. IkiI mj 
lint hi'ariii^ t'niiii Vi>u aminlin;; !<> \tmr iimiiUM* iiunU* mc rt*iirv 
thf ni)ui-9it my **<'ltt>. linir thi h can nt I. iiH^iIn' awurinir b* 
hy h'ltcr hiMl \\v hin anpiaintf-tl with iii\ «ii«in^ ut* the uCkcr 
liH)/. «arly i'iii«Uk'h. hr wmihl ha\r i'nln-<l ii ui«^inlm|rly. and 
iiMt haM- (lini'ti^l all to Mr iN-aiir nf lKirham\ (jit-ati-inj or 
ymirH. an hi- fli<l . thiii I will a|i|«ah* t^t \uur «• Ifr »hith«-r I 
nljkt-*! ii"t iiitin ly im yniir fn-riiUhi]! tu |ini|Mw it hy my kcicr 
fnnii Ii«>n>u^h Hri'lp-. thi^ I iKu^t oiiitifw pi^i* nir iau«r to 
ni««!it it with fhiuhti' nf \iiiir fn-uiUhip in m«>. nimi- I h^ frvdr 
nlM-tiM ti> ynu my iliMip|MMiitriifiitA in my |Muiia<l|r* hithrr. 1 
fli-^irt* what i.4 luat may In* fi>rpit, ami that Mr WiUm vill 
Ulit^i* nil- us *iiii-ian- ti> liim ;l<^ I |in>fi^t my ^-hV at Ihirlu^ 
and unih r hi^ owm- r^»"t'*', .it hi« nm^l i'Mi^in^ t'ntfrtaynmml, 
fnr I kiinw n«4' nun nmn* i.i]k.ih|r nf inr\iij;» itft-«tuAllT o«r 
p""l l> i.iii i>I l>'iirr..ini. iiiflt r all hi^ tin uni«tanti«. tli^n 
M Iff, anil I am .L^ I riittiij- nt y^u will i|i>t- it ; and iiinrt' ht- su 
Vnu ami m«* tn U i!ii lin.ihh' t^i trimming. »r mii.*t n-MiUr i 
Iiitt ly tit aKin<i"ii it. tn ixiitinm- him in an intin- U lit-fr nf u«r 
intt irrit \ tn him Ynii ili«ir'il nu a Iith- tt* i\{ila\nr wkiMI 
1 nil ant h\ <x*V,\Ui* t*t I^ith in hi* «|iintiialU :iA wi-li &» tn^ 
{•nralU: 'ti« that I .mi nf thi- npiMnn hi- i** in !hi nch^ (^4l« 
• I riling thi' lati- tinha|i|iy (li>*|iut< UtWivn hini and hu liiobu^ 


which, if my brother Bathe doe not setle that pointe to both 
there ease and quiet, I will serve my brother to the utmost of 
my power, if any unadvised men (this syde or the other syde 
Trent) should still ad fuell to the flame : and then, as to his 
temporalis, I will never neither desert him when he requires 
my Bflsistance or service, and I am of the opinion you will doe 
the same, which will be agreate inducement for me to serve 
you, if at any time you judge it within the reach or power 
of him in whose esteeme you are, and remayne, 

Your affectionate frend and servant, 

B. Granville. 

I have sent according to the intimation in your letter a note 
for the hundred poimd to my brother the Deane. If it be full 
to your satisfaction, be pleas'd to pay it him for mv use, since 
he dedares to me that at this time he has noe intention to make 
use of Mr. Dfean] of L[incoln's] money, with which I owne 
your additionall obligation. 

Forlfr.Wm. WilBon, 
at Durham. 

I, *' 87 Jan- '86. Mr. Ber. GmnTille. About Dr. Brerinf s second 100/. 
to pay it to Mr. Deue.") 


No. XLIV. 
Fbom the same to the same. 

^ M», Feb. 19th, '86. 


I have received this post from my brother 2 bills for Dr. Bre- 
^f 8 other hundred pound he has bin pleasd to oblige me in 
tlie lending ; and do retoume you many thanks for your kind« 
J^Mse to me in this perticuler, and the trouble it has occationed 
yoQ, and shall be glade of an opportunity to make you a retoume 
of my respect and service, in courte or country, when you shall 
oonumdit firom 

Your affectionate firend and servant, 

B. Graitvillb. 


224 1»F.AX f*RAKV||.|.R. 

My humlilo ••^'n'lro to Sir Kai>li C^Av* whni rou •*** kini, 

|i4*rtirulirly to Mr Slifrntfr S{M^n-iiiaii ^, whom i-Ibt* y«»u ]iM% 
fil*«mr p«»<l t'n iiii« ut iMirliain. Mr Mm. Uil-n. 
■I iKirliAni. tha-«r. 

In.|.ir«^i). " i'» Krh. hi: Mr (irmimlh '• IxfUT. Ih lUt^nnt'i «rt»i )t 

Nn. XI.V. 

Fkmm iiik •>ami. hi iiik ^\M¥.. 


Mat. rr>) 5Sch. ^ 

Hkkokk tin' n-tt i^t ni" y»'iir\ thi- !"•*!, I li.vl ri-f<»uniM y-u nj 
tluiiikfi l'<ir till* huiKlrifi p'tiTui ymi h.i'l |Mifl to rii\ f-p'th'-r fair 
my ii-M-, atifi -ih.ill U- irLul* «it ait\ «i't-.iM>>ii t^i thm- yi>u ««mSc«; 
iiiiil iiiiw I .ini til L'i\i' y«ni .1 r»^|ii«-T \T"U\ my u :|.- !.. liinct 
Mr. PniWili- !.. Ni nil • ait* liiily tin iii* I'-M. .i'mI y.i* will n» 
ri:4\i' iViiii 51* In.! I, ..iir tli.iiiL-. I'..:- \Miir ii-\ilit\* (•> Mr I'.rrinjf 
tiiii. uh>i HriN-t u- -iiii •• wi- ill? hi li.i« I'ln kistdhr 
rivii\i-4l \»''\i li\ til* Iii.iiii :iii«l \«iur «« Itr, and inr tht* 

• IK Hp«n.-<|««i. I Mtlr. mrn;tirr f r th^ nl« f in |f;7H 1A7*J. ana i# |% 
Nil h -La* ( iiir. tKr r.r«l *ikr<nrt Tl.t* fa'i ..« r m«- •.m •tl ; rr »«ir«« frHM IW iaiAf 
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Cr»tii|r«rlitr t.> Nr Rilit. . «^•«• ^-rti.'T T^ ': m •{i<tl « -rth an iiiiiB#««r MB • 
'■ IN. '».m!i. »n 1 n. -rt^»^<« "nut •■!* •!.■■.•: i.«^! *if !h# llrr«:.t« in KIS TW 
frm-..jr*'!.rT >f th< bwb Wr. iU:|>!. ( »• . Ki-, . Ma« r of \r«.-mfttl#. |ff>.\3L p«««iaM4 
ilrmn ii«th I *•<!•-. ari i >. • c^^n ■•.m. **r Ka.; h rrf r<«rf.titi ll.r ntt m liui ani ifta 
{•111 m.:,£ iiArliAni i.t **ir Ka^^ li ( • > •-• n tmi fr^ ILi Purhun rrc^nitfvit -^ m^flB M 
I'^'u'i. Aj.'l h< i« rtitii.:irrT«i b« \lal(«Nr iti Km imUliirtw "f )AiB!«-t« llr ••• M^^lfl 
thr «ft '•• \«M-fikr a-itl It «At.| !•• Kair r«C*.:.rt! l*Al.afi |i«ii.*rr« lo hi« W<«a* •• 1^0 
it.jvi "f iiii f ^r* .-.r II. .* rtl \ux 'ff:. l7iU. A.-.'i «»• *ianr>i m i.'m famUt riaH tf 
HrwiM^I'tt* T(.« fail.:* f* L; «t •ii.M«':'.i m il r«««- . Ik' • bnf t.f r«baUlk« ift ifta 
r«>iiinc, anil U-- tr%-.-i •* .• irrn f *• r Ka*i-K <:!•■! in U'l !fr«« |>Mrrfv ^v Mw^ ifta 
U«t }t«n>nrl c''*'--** " "' **•' Ka.} - «•« ''v.r-r<i ir. I r>««<a*.r. at U^ »t|vma» W In 
• ■ uiirt. Vr Ka') -. M .*tarift>. H.r I •>* • K:..«'Mi an.* |Uf(r«H<« *4 tW l'«aBif 
a-.! I fv •! l)»r.aiB. r .11 

• J S-i **|w«fn.a:i. (••nt . Sa|>C Ja:. I*>" I*>l • ».»• i trar* I n-lrr ^k^Ttf W ifta 
•> Tal of l»«Hian. a/.! a tki-fu: \ ii,^f «i. >r|l. .M. IIUO. i^vrfM. H L 

\''U-« \tyi. liurLain >«trto« Mi>: l»..r .a.ii. i laA 


teacLXicing our workes at Muggleswicke you doe perticulerly 

Your affectionate servant, 
B. Granville. 

All our services to the good Deane, and where else you 

For Kr. Wm. WilsoD, 

il his house in DurliaiD. 

W. B. GnnTUle. 

(Inidoned, «< Feb. 26, 1686. Mr. Bemd. GranyiHe Lr. The Receipt of ye 2d 

No. XLVI. 

Fbom Dean Granville to Thos. Cradock, Esq. Official. 

London, Jane 7th, 1687. 

Ml. Official, 

It win be more acceptable to you (I hope) to give you an ac- 
cwffit of my perfect recovery, and that I am at present in as 
good health (1 thank God) as ever I was in my life, then it 
^wmld have bin at my arrival to informe you of my indisposi- 
tion ; which proved to be a pleurisie, (as Dr. Needom told me) 
fcot with seasonable bleeding and a clyster soon past over. 

As to the busines of my Jurisdiction, I went yesterday to Doctors' 
Commous, stated my case, and shall have the best judgments 
ftcpeon that can be gotten there by tomorrow night. For God 
•ke, do your part, faithfully to support and maintaine my 
Jurisdiction, by all legall and justitiable wayes, and I do assure 
you I shall not fail to support and maintain you in all such 

My lord of Durham going out of town before I got abroad, I 
"Mt not with his lordship tul last night. He received me very 
loodely, and invited me to dine with his lordship this day. I 
^^^ not think fit to say any thing as yet of busines to his lord- 
•ky. As soon as I do my Mends shall hear further from me. 

^ I tliank you for all your kindenesses at my departure, espe- 
^•Dy for your courage in rejecting the allegation. I am as- 
^Ofmi'i at their proceedings, in citing you and my Register. I 



]i| \\ i.l; \N Wl II. 

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;iri ip-r »<• ]•*■ Iritrliti*! mi' ■■!" i-wr i . t' tin rijlit-. 

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As conoeming Fiahlake I must give you the same answer that 

I give others, rf^ee have establish't a rule in the disposal of 

our livings. First, to provide for the members of our Body : 

2ndly, the Dean and Prebends' Curates: 3rdly, the Viccars 

of our own Jurisdiction : and I wish all persons did know this 

our resolution, that they might not put in for our livings, 

which are too few and too mean to accomodate those that doe 

depend on us. In a word, there being never a Petty-Cannon 

that I can foresee will put in for it, of those who have served 

ibe Church long enough to pretend to a Hving, I have already 

iMnmnated Maurice Lisle *, and desire my brethren to concurre 

with me in the same. He has been a great while a Preist, and 

MBiovided for, and has received late promises from the Church 

to be kind to him, upon another vacancy. 

I hear a good report of the person you intercede for, from 
Dr.Qower. 1 believe him a hopefull young man, but yet all the 
while he is but a young man, and may stay, for any thing I can 
discover, till his seniors are provided for. If he expects prsofer- 
nwnt from the Church of Durham, let him first be a member of 
the Body, which I shall be willing to admit him to be upon a 
▼Mancy, provided he can make it appear that he is qualified for 
the same. 

My brother Granville, and all his generation, and all my re- 
h^m, I thank God, are in good health ; several of whom give 
yoo their himible service. This is all at present but that I am, 

Your affectionate freind and servant, 

Denis Granville. 

My service to Mrs. Cradock. One Mr. Harrison, who saies 
he 18 your nephew, being outed of my Lord Dartmouth's Regi- 
nwit, came to my brother, and desired him to speak in his 
Wialfe to his lordship, who for his uncle's sake will serve him in 
the best manner he is capable, this camp[aign.] 

* Maarioe Liflle became Vicar of Fishlake accordingly, and appears from the Re- 
ihtoBtohave remained there antil 1695. He died Vicar of Kildiale in 1719. Soon 
lAer Us coming to Fiahlake he had a son bom to him, whom he names Denyt, with 
* gntefol feeling, doubtless, towards the Dean, by whose patronage he had been 
And there. At the Visitation of IG91 we find him presenting *'John Rhodra, 
viitiiig master, for teaching school upon the 30th of January, and for publick teach- 
-in the free Bchoole upon Candlemas day, in time of Divine Seryioe, forenoone and 
jAcnoone, keeping the youths from coming to be catechized at the church, and by 
*<>Uly boasting that he will doe this in spite of the Minister, and that he values not a 
pBMotment, and hereby bath made the young people neglect coming to be catechized 
OBholydayes as they used to doe." This celebration of Divine Service upon Holy- 
«fi, both morning and afternoon, in the church of a small country parish, and the 
ittntion evidently paid to catechizing, are neither of them unworthy of note, as in- 
vcitioDa of the practice of churchmen at that period. 

op 2 


HKW i.hi.W H I ¥.. 


N.. XI. vn 

riom nil. •^xM^ m . I.imikyJ 

II'iiiNf. thi* will f:i;»i \«ti ill ( ..Tiii!i-Ti I't"'h • ij«»u;:K to 

l»\ .l«"i jIt ^11.;': *. w :. I 

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lil'. il \-'i ].i\*- :i iriir.'l. .i!.i - : i i'.- .i ii -l'.*; :i .i' '■ .•urr 
IWi? I I \|- • ? \.'jr ji;L-i!ii !.• ;:i w i i' ::./ l'_\ .l-i- j-":. !• ri.- rr^ » "O 
ui\ pij-r ■:' r- .1- ■:.-. ..:.<l I i- -r- \- ■; ••■ I- ::■• » .rfi rii»-. and 
li ! ir:. k*.- ^\ "l.'^r •: ■ \ U - .' ! .'.I -. !. I :■ r mv jr*5*r,t 
rff'n.l\ :!.■ ■ w .*\. ?:.. I\ ■ J •. 1 I'..-) j- 

I . .- 1. . 

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ii.-ri-i <fi.j'li.iiii • . .iifl 1.. L'fii r 'I t!.' iit !ij» •i.ii.k- tliiiA i! .i • nme, 

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ItAkrr r *«t J v. . 

Il M»t ■•:!•:. •;!«.{*'• «»r.| •.. » Mr !iR...« \\! b- «%• !*-' I^> * « tdM W«a 

i.r.t- ■ (. .::•< i.r IV ' •'■i« t.* « %• m f r < i «r f (;.r(«-:.irb i « ^9«i lto 
|t««ri |r |. u-<ii«! L • I4uir^«« St« i«/r j 'iT 

• \ 1 ■-Ti/Tf 'irl.'j-t ! J '.:. >n..U. Il l» • ■ ii [.a:i^.' J «rf k ^a.-fk 

• «ni« '«• an.r IV- i •! f i4»" >> ■ ( x.^iC < >lf -ft! •.. ' ■«■ («!:.«« vl lAtf i«arf ^ 2 
un.t»<>ikr\i in l!.- I ri !:■<•:■< rf4r 


Gkid's deputy, to incapacitate him to hurt either my life, estate, 
or religion. Fie leave them in his power, as God has done : if 
the Kmg goes beyond his commission, he must answer for it to 
God, but I le not deface any one line tiereof. Let my liege and 
dread SoYcraign intend to do what he pleases to me or mine, yet 
my hand shall never be upon him, so much as to cut of the skirt 
of his garment. 

In this Magna Charta aim'd at by the King for establishing 
his Dedaraticm, our religion will be established in the first place, 
and others incapacitated to hurt us as much as we to hurt them. 
And if we can't be put into better circumstances without resist- 
ing the Kin^ in lawful commands, there is no remedy, but 
Christian patience. A half loaf is better than no bread. 

I am now much censured at present, but I censure my cen- 
surers more for their semi-loyalty, which is that which now 
portends most dreadfiilly. Let us do our duty, and leave God 
to maintain his own cause. Never do evil that good may come 
ofU. I rest, with my service to Mrs. Limiley, 

Your very affectionate friend and brother, 

Denis Granville. 

Mr. Woodmas begins to have some odd notions of a limited 

[This gentleman was Vicar of Bedlington, near Morpeth, in 
Northumberland, and wrote notes on St. Chrysostom, in 8 vo- 
hnnesin folio*.] 

From the same to Mr. Wilson. 

St Mark, 1688. 

Mr. Register, 

^»DKRSTANDiNG that the Subdean and Sir Gfeorge] Wh[eler] 
Iwive had some hot disputes, I have chosen (as the best expedient 
fcr the composing of the difference) to write them a joint letter, 
^hich I desire you to deliver with your own hands, at some 
convenient time an4 place, when they are together ; or that you 

^ This note respecting Mr. Woodmas is added by the transcriber of the letter in 
"8 Hoseun copy. 


\t} \\ i.H \N\ II I K. 

uiiiil'l riiU thi-rii :i'>i«it t'l I iitl :iiif| ]iiir]Mi*M- I f-.i«t' •h*'«*ij 
ii>\ |i tt<T l<> lh«- liiolii»|i, ulio li.I uill .i|iprii\i t!:iriil. a:.<i o( 
Ui\ i[*i*ljli*\ :iliii ui:ii h.l>l n<tt\i«I •^•llii- luf"rilM!i<*li I'Ul 111' tb«* 

i'lMihtn , i<t thi it I .i-i-m. 

Mr. >uUli .111 untt-^ :iU>iit vptih- tiintHr f^r tin- VnarA^r^^ 
liiiiiM- ut Mu;:;»li-^uirk. I hi- iK.iiir ul' l.iiH «i||if im ■■•tnt- U> 
t<iu!ii-, "Ml th.Lt thin- .in' thrif pn U iiiLtrii- htn-. I «h.»]I (t»o- 
Milt till III iiIniu! i*. iiut\ th*ii niuri.i .m aii-tw. r 

I hi;iri- iMithiiij t'p'iii < ' ip! Kn h.ipU.n iif.n- ; »h<n!''r«- I 
liii|H' lii^* ii o.iti^lKti ; Atui I -h.iU i.iki- :l'« lum h ciP a« I '^aa, 
lint til |irivtit' .iu\ til \<iiir Hit 'I.'-*!- itf {kiyimiif. I(u*. bt 
riinit««»' -^alLiri* " iii;i'«l iii-« i -^-•.inlx U< t.iki ii i.ip- r«r. Th^^y 
u.iiit iii>>iit-\, I iiit'li r«ta!iil. .iiiii • .kiii.>'t lurU*- t)it-ir i| n^{« 
iliii- .it I..i>i\ -«l.i\ Mr Knik'!<'i'l MMt* •> uitli cr> .it iiii|ii>r:uMtj, 
;iiiil III- i.ti'-r." ?!.•■ !;• ••«■«:!;•'.<. I ?!.• {---r; uM. h I !• .ir» ::. KV 
l««ii;: .il»*» lii • !..i\« I't'i !i./iii*"i I lit •iri \"ii ti.* r1 n . u 
|ii.-sil,i, . t.. J ..\ Ki?.^-i..i«l I..i<i\ oiix -..ilii\. .i:*il r.. il.-Tr-.l»u!r 

*i'!ll« tliil.J !•• tl.. I"-. I. 

I fi -• \'iir .ilff !:■:.. if • . 

h. <i»;» N\ M : I, 

Will II I.iiki li^iivi^ I ii>>**- liifli r iiiv Ikii:«I i*r tii) •*•!: I 
li.i\i u'i^iiiiiii\ lfii->«i\. li> • II. .t\ •!• li\i-r it. 

k f Mr \*... j:.. U. * •.. 
U'Cl'trr t" (ii< Uah a .: t .-.Ajfir r I'.r I !. <ri it r I'u.- %::.. UurLMr. 

!>.'..n-.t.- .V-. \,.- Ii. Mr |ir«^. **r i... U»Hlr'.. Mr M T fw •• 
I .p»:i • T . ii< liti r ir r. -p*. i- ■ 1 1* Ii A | p«<i..m :■ I n.!- m*j l n.j |m« mt» ' 

N.. XI.IX. 

Ik-'M III! -\MI III Illl *\M> 

>*..:«• r. 1^' -n* ICML 

Mk Wii^-n. 

I »■» ■ < '^ ' :• » !■ ••■ I !•' i:. i:.\ I-vi I*!-', j. i:. .ir..». r '.i -t.::.. . and 

■ t •'?■• A' ' • • ' ' -i •• •.'•:■■• I :. ' : .\ - |.-- I:' \ .-.1 r^r.xKiil 
v.. -. :..:■;. . :. T •.. II... !:.> . % ■ ...^ I .• .;; .. .• V,.!. .,, ^^ 
.'. T..M...rr..\i »:. : •- . •?.. :• . I I.. |- . :.. ,r . •. *• ■! shr , Ui^k ia 
':.. iin.n.'ii./ : \-\ u:.;i:i i.-.-.iii I \«>u!ii )..ft\i \i.u ri^\ lit i 


to mee. I lieaie Mr. Graham * is going away againe (tho' I did 
not 80 much as see him on Saturday) but I pray secure his con- 
sent to the late proceeding before hee goes. 

If you cannot come over againe, signify to Mr. Bowes that 
he must send over this evening, by Luke, my gelding for me to 
come in tomorrow. I rest. 

Your very affectionate freind, 

Denis Granville. 

You need [^nof] mention my coming ; least imnecessary appli- 
cations steall away my time from my buisnesse of moment. 

I pray send me 6 if not a dozen bottells of claret by Luke. I 
like not Simpson's claret. Bee you my taster. 

For Mr. WiUiam WUbod, at his 
lioiise in Durham. 

No. L. 
Prom the same to the same, 

Sunday, Nov. 25, 1688, 
5 in the morning. . 

Mr. Register, 

Tho' I declared to you last night, that I was in charity with 
Dr. Bagshaw t, and could exercise an act of discipline, before a 
Sacrament, without breach of my Christian duty, (as well as a 
Judge pronoimce sentence) yet the better to remove this re- 
proach, (cast on the Deane by a member in unbecoming man- 
ner) I do once more declare to you, our publick officer, (and I 
pray take notice of the same for my justification) that I am in 
Christian charity, and beare no malice to him or his ; but shall 
hee ready to do him or them, all the kindnesses or civilities 
which they shall bee capable to receive from mee. But let not 

* William Graham, D.D., son of Sir George Graham of Netherby, and Pre* 
^^^ of the first stall in Durham Cathedral. He was also Rector of Whickham, 
J^ PiL, and successively Dean of Carlisle and of Wells. He died in 17n» and was 
^'^'^ it Kensington. 

t Henry Bagshaw, D.D., Prebendary of the 9th stall, and Rector of Honghton-le- 
^V^f ^here he died, 30th Dec. 1709. Notwithstanding his torbolent demeanonr, 
||nich appears to have given the Dean such umbrage, a letter of Sir George Wheler's 
||^*^ which records his liberal and generous conduct towards Dr. GrauTille in his 
^ ^hm ent— Surtees' Tiist Durham, i. 171. 

'J'iJ Itl'W f.KiM 11 I.I. 

tiiiii. i>r flp'iii u}iii n}i.iII *iii«|H.rr liirii in }ii-» mii'. i:.; • ■ !" :i.. . #jc 

• i| iny .iiitlii'ri*\ . thiiiki I will U *••• 'ii-pi-* ?.•••..• .i;^-M«\ .fa 
ht Mill . .1^ .illu.iii- !•• U ifi -ii* ii .itfr**:!**. to \<ri hi%i ««fi 

• ilf» !j L'»\'!. IIJ« ■ . N". I .11!. r«-'l\««i lii i:\\*' •iilli.- l«!.i •!! -kf* 
U !ili 1 !• i\> Ili\ ..Vl'lxll. ul.l'll (fi«| k!liiHiH )imw ^•••i I riLlT 

• I" t«» III iki- r« I'lriTJ..!! ♦.. i!iy • »th« • . \iiA iiir-»:i. »}ii»h I fiarr 
l"iii: -tilti-iM f.i 1-f tr.iiM]*!' •! Ml' I*i-:nriu* >"'*. -Wi'i *\*rj 
nil inU-r nl" thi- < '.»•':.• «lr.ill. .:- • -■r-iiii;; »•• \i.ur «1 j?:i^. ••♦ * t{{«*rt 
iii\ tiiiM'iiir. :iii<i ^i^M-ri iii\ .iii;}ii<riTy, "U .til •«t.i«i.>;i4 « 
mIi.iII Ih^- iitfrrM. I n '«t. 

Yiiiir ;itiit tinn.iff !>!• Tnl. 

\h M« (ik\^\ II I f 
K.r Mr Ui.M.a 

N.. I.I 

I'liiiM \]\y ^xMf !•• niK K>\ Ih; <ikm* 

y]\ I'li'i-r r».j'.-.\ :!'«.-«• :■•■ I;-* I. :;.•'•.• Wl.'Zi I • \t-f . 
» ;-< 'i i". li ' ' I •!>. .j ! • • < ■ ":.:;. ■■?'.•■' i* .Vi-" '.•■■•*-. »!.-i md- 
t.v. -.. ! r ?}.. >. r :■•.'. I .i •.'..- ■-■ i-. •. ::. ;* r.Ur IDT 
!. k* i '■. ii- . ■ iT. • \ - ! ■' I-., ii ' ■ •'■ . •:.! r-. th »• I U«rv 

1." !i. .1 ■ ' ■■: ■ ■ '. -v '.'. ' i. •.. • : .'. ! .' li ■ :.• »:';'.\ t'-r^".\' hia 
.i!i •■• j ■' I.'. ■ •• i • '. ■ :'. u :...':. l..i\ . U ••.!•-. adt. 

I: .• I u .' i ■ ^. ■ . • •. A •■ .' i ■. .'. .:. . !\ .!..•?. .i\l,w\ 

• i-\'::. .: '■ ■ \- : - " ^ ..': -.'x.:. ' • :.\\ ::i r* ]'r- % ir.; and 
i'I:i.:..- : J. t ■.' -x ■ .'.:.: '■.■ 1 . a .:. * . .*.\.r. •• ii. i:.orr. 
ul:.:. •:• !./.r. .! •':.. .vii. .l...!\., .•• I »! !• ij«'. b« ttJd 
I;... :;!. !\ ! »-' '. ' Si.\ ti. i' 1... w i, * ,\ .'.Lr. )■..• I r.v Aikkr 
'• •! '•■ ■- • ■'• I- \ -i I.:-'';: :■.♦ I :-'!.•.:• : :. rii.\ •ij-r.i^if, 
1 -.' : .11 '-■ J--. "■ : !\ !!..■ V' . ir I'. .■•.:.•.-. »4 
' • 1\ i:.'. -. • . 1 .' .-..■ .: I •!. «::-i^. . .i:. ; !h«n&3ff« 

It V u^ . \ ■..!■■ .^.- •:.;.. 1- ..!..-.. •.. ». I :;•;, cM- 

• I. •• I ■• 1 i I ' • • I ■ I • 1 U • II • i« IV -tf^-^Ari atf Ii* 
I ■, ■ •■»'•' K ■ r * f ■ \* ... ••• • «• . • • -T. » ■• L» «^ «a^ 

■ ■ 1 • l»-.: M .• ■*■■ .' . I7«i4 ^- .. '•! •■ I ■•• 

• I • , . . ' ■.;.•..■■■■. • ■ • J • • *: a-«i I 

• A»- . •- : ! :.« r • &:• ' • . • liiM. « ' « •. ^ ■ ■ ■«•.?:...-. «.tl. -wt oih h Jrn^ 


nerer the worse. But I'le no more suffer Dr. Bagshaw, or his 
supporter to trample on mee, or his brethren. Begging your 
prayen for mee, and beseeching Almighty God to have mercy 
ipon the King, Church, and JU^ingdome, in this time of dis- 
tiaee, I rest, Reverend Brother, 

Your very affectionate brother and servant, 

Denis Granville. 

I send this only that you may justifye mee, if there bee occa- 
rion, in point of charity. 

For the Re?. Dr. Grej, These. 

(Udoned, " 25 No?. 1688. Dean Grantille's Lre. to Dr. Grey compUyniDg of 

No. LII. 


From the same to Archbishop Sancroft. 

Mt Lord, «. 

^' I am come into England, and desire to depart incognito, 
yet I conceive it not only a great indecorum, but breach of 
4%, to conceale my being here fix>m your Grace ; which doth 
injage me in this present presumption of disturbing you with 
4is letter to informe you thereof, and humbly to l)eg your 
Grace's benediction, having the happiness of a good conveiance 
ty a fit bearer, (my nephew George Granville *) every way 
qualified for the delivery of the same, being one of those few to 
^W I have discovered myself, and who can give true informa- 
tion of mee (to obviate reports concenung me which may have 
flown to Lambeth and efcwhere) as well as intimations 'from 
iQfi. If my application to your Grace doth render me nowise 
serviceable to you, (which I should rejoice it might do) it will 
(1 am sure) be beneficiall to myself, and effectuall enough (I 
J^Jpe) to keep up my interest in the devotions of your chappeU, 

B excellence of his character, for a little ? ein of harshness and asperity which 
P^idei his priiate correspondence, and frequently mingles itself, in a manner suffi- 
^^"Btly strange and qnaint, amongst sentiments of a fery generous and elevated 
••'■w-— Surtees* Hist. Durham, i. cxii. 
* AlUrwards Lord Lansdoiwne. 


2'M UV.\S r.k%\\IM.K. 

whfH' I nm pn*iM>iit in fi|iirit, i'«|ii*«'i:illy whiii ymi arr At lint 
Altar, unci, whii-h I (Ian* •^iv ••!' ti u othir |iliii'f^. d«-«innir tkr 
(irthiMii'X fni|Ufnti*p« thirf^*!', U.tli at thr u'n-ut Fi^imbU and 
hi'n*»ftiT, ttt I xm-iM- •mi imii-li rli.iril\ a^ !•• n tii«*iikU r and 
coiiiiiiiinl t«i <iiMi iiii«' wliM. tl.ii' iii-r wi-ak anil fi'c-Mi- in all 
ra|i;ii-ity*i, hath U^in iiu-|ii-«l \»\ lli.i\in. ami oiiiiixrli^i hy tkr 
I)i\ini' <trari' hithciin, to uith-tainl all thi* lil.i«t«. i ti- that he 
huth met with t'mm any \ntiut •>!' tlii- (-••ni|Ki.<«. \»\«l i>r ma, aI 
hi»nir or al»n>a(l ; ami uhn i« ri'«'i*l\i'il. I<y thi- a^^i^t.nii*- « 1 that 
S|iirit uhii-h hluurth whirr it li^rdh. ami uttiu um« weak 
iiiHtrunifiit«*. tU . til ri-t;iiii li\i .iri«I •In- in, thf**- hi-in*! !f!i««M 
and |)rini-iiiIi'H nt* th«* <']iurih ft' r.ri;;l.iml whiih h*< *'i< k'd ia 
uIiikM uitii )ii«« milk. :iii'l wi r* .ittiru.inU lii^tillM ^lA ti&M ia 
him by mmii* Iik ky niaNtiT^, ii'iw uith <i"«i. an<I ninri' i«|«^-iallT 
hy hiA «\rr h^tiorM ;iii(l \* n* r.iMi' |i.itriiii uhi*M' nifni<>rk I kntiv 
will i'\«r In- |«riti<<u-* %»i!h \'*ur <irai«- that fir«t hn>tijht hia 
into tliat (' t'liunh. uhiri- h«> «a<» Mi-^t with Toor 
(■ni('r*4 ari|ii:iititanr«- tVnm wl.ith uhi-ii nii>*»t uIm-ii! ixi 1^«It< 
he hatli Tii\«r ih iKirti-fl in atR^tixn. n>ir withilriu. •!•• Ii.*.^ as m 
rniilil n-taiih- hii inni^-i ni-i-, ul;iih uill in flm- tinit- anplj 
u|i|Nari'. Ill thi* nii-anw)iili-. niv |i<nl. all I ilt^in* and aim at m 
to t^iti^ity iii\ Mitri>|"ili'-in I <f.irri>iin u** •ftln r that, tine* 1 
mil iipht ill in my iin <*rnt /• iN l>y hi** n n<<uni>«| « \am|ili . I 
ami h<i|>«- I ••till Oi.ill. li\f .i)->\i' ihf • \.ii!;|>|f nt* any that c 
trailit t It: txiii tliat fl" my I- li.\i illn- ii-i!* l>r II iViniifr**!! 
Sir <i. Wh • lir . at »h«in I »1«» mu< h .uln. in*, fi'mi •frrm'/tk§m 
th*»*» thtif i.'.jf. /. . '. . •;ii./ ;■/ -. ■</. '"..v. 'it* ';V. **- 

I -hall, my loni. \i\\* \i>vi u** I'.irtlt* r tn-ul'h- than in tkit 
low ihh of' |iiirt- un^opl.i-tu-ati^ii 'li \>iti<>n ultin |inniitni lTr|na* 
ri»|Kil lil«'^**in;;*« art *^i ran !«• !• |m .it tl^f ri«|Ui«t lor \i>ur hrw^ 
(lit tioii. ami I ••ntiiiii.ini-r ••! y-wr ]i;a\ir«. u|--n ail 'hruCiMI 
a«-«iiuiit-. i-tc. aiiii {tiirtii iil.irl\ th.i? (i<«i ulUI- |iliM««ti tiiarrrft 
ol' my liiiiiiM inti ntio!t«, iVi in Mjmratii.;: tn>ni th^m- cjf bt 
hrithnn who liiti U ;;in to t!i nli tin |>r!i -tl.KHl. |«Hatr kM 
h<>u<M-, and adulti-ntti hi4 wi<r«l.:]i aiiil ri ini mU r n.t^ !><r ipood. 
Hot arii.rdin^ !•■ my imrit. I (-••n:i.*v<» in\'M|i'iii>t wi>rth\ turarry 
nut thi- iiun^r ot (iuil'*» •mi-ritit 4 •» hut aitoniin;: t4i thi- ^^rvaUMW 
of hi«i nun v 

Your p-^iii'*-* "my I'Til in -tii h a i );ariTaMi it.:iiii^> 
will at |'ri*«nt n \i\i- ai:ii • •>mt'<rt mj |*»'r ui arhi r-Ua% n 
aiiii « ti-ntiilly ol.liji-. My I-«-pi, Your ii ran '••• \i r faithful 
un.dti rahly oU-«lirnt ^nant. 

\\'\ Jinb liim. 


Postscript. — ^Whether it be lawful or expedient for me to 
approach nearer to your Grace (after which I have great 
longing) doth depend solely on your Grace's wisdom and deter- 

No. LIII. 

eoodiz. 72. 

From the same to Dr. William Beveridge, Archdeacon of 
Colchester, &c. 

Bkverend and worthy Brother, 

There was nothing touched my soxd more sensibly that re- 
garded my own particular, and the late deplorable defection of 
the Church of England Clergy, than being depriv'd of so great 
a treasure as the friendship of so pious, so conformable, and so 
learned a Divine as yourself; whose eminent example, edifying 
conversation, and communicative disposition, I esteem'd as the 
greatest happiness of my life ; and which taught me so many 
good and holesom lessons of pietie and devotion, for the better 
regulating of my life and offices : that as I am troubled above 
measure wv my loss, so am I more astonish'd at your complying, 
than at all other men's. 

After the decease of those venerable prelates, who initiated me 
into the Church, I comforted myself in that great blessing 
which Providence had bestow'd on me, to supply the want of 
that, (I mean your acquaintance) since I discem'd the good 
order and zeal of those great churchmen live in you ; the fruits 
of which had rendered your congregation (I think no ecclesiastic 
aijouT citie will be ofi&nded if I say it) the most exemplary in 

When I was censur'd, and somewhat reproach'd, by any of 
my negligent brethren, (which was often my fate) for thinlang 
myself obliged to discharge and execute my offices according to 
nue, rather than by the opinion of people, (which they call 
imgularity) I supported myself that I had both the example 
and approbation of one great and good man to countenance me 
in the performance of the chief and most important duties of my 
calling, even in the citie of London; where conformity was 
more difficultly practicable, as well as more necessary, than in 
any part of the nation. 
As I had the honour to receive Holy Orders with you, from 

h h 2 

2-ili UK IN ('KiXVIUJL 

till* liaiirlN nf Mi^hnn SiUifli'PMtn, in tin* yttir UM, mt Ubiirvd I. 
ttn«T ynii ii]i|iiiirM III publick. tn iinitiit4% um wrll a« I «7u afalr, 
Vfiiir {lift if iiiifl (lili^i-nn- in yi>ur iiiclrfati^ihlr att«>n«Uiicr ua 
\Miir iiiiiii**tiTi:il him tidii : iin<l uu^ {ip»ii«i X*i ^}.«lt*-r luyw'U 
uiiiirr }<>ur t'.iin<' an«l n |»iiT.iti"n ; ami lh:it .ill nnii i:i.k! kn**w 
nil' niij^lit fliHiiTti I liiii imiu<*tri*»u«ly cinliavfiir, a« iiiut h a» I 
iiiiiM. Ill ;:•> til*- •*.iiii*- u.iy tli.if ihf niiiiwitiil I^r. II. liiil in aU 
]iiiMirk (ill l.intioii- ••t'l-iir «liify tn <i>4l ;iml tlif Kin^. A:iil till 
till- \iitn\ yi :ir "f '*^>. wh. n %*•• mi-d- iiiit'<irt:iiiati-ly |»u? ti> uor 
I*;/.' .|.f/ «,.«»• A'/i'. I il«i n"! tliiiik tli.ii thi- iii'-t Im-y i'Im rviT ol 
riilti r i>!' niir .n *i"ii** i '>:iM il:-' «>\i r ui iljil, in ;ii«- m.t'ti-r* «>l 
;rri-.iti «.? niMTinsiT. l*" twi «.iii«.: whiili. w In ii »r .lii. ■! was 

--•II t.iki !i !i - r. I- 1 !. ■• 1- :iL: U :"..ri- I luar-I i-t :•. ij«il a 

lirtli' III iiiv «i;-t'ir' i::- • ..:. i m-if .rl- .iM«.n. .iml ilii- u. .^ki..:*^ uf 
my :iiirlfr:r\ 

I (i'tilil \\:<}i I }..fl )N«:t ri.i- i-itlx oii:!' r>r liv \oiir i i« irisv at 
int:iNitrt^. ui:>>iii I ill t .-Mil )ii>i;;i- :i« ^frii t|\ |i> ti< th* Kltl|r. 
a- yi'M ui-p- 11 'Ml' ■rill. M. •.. tli« ••nlir ••! tLi» t'iiurvli .»ii«l tLat 
a iiiiiltituili of' Ih\tni-« .i!il li'iiiT- Hot Uim i>%'r:» r:i hy ao 
|Miwi rt'il a |>n-« t lit ii' .ii tiii- pr.iitiii nl *«• ju-in i"U« .ii.'l piuiM 
itlloU;^}| |M>|>' ^ I^\ilii-. T}.:it u .i- iii<\ Uli'ti. a&d 

li.iil ill • <*?• lie hy all \\. v. ki.< M l.ri:. IT i.ii im i: m.;1. :.;« wurk* 
in till- ii.iti>>n. 

IIi'W ii..iny w.ll ii;. i:.::.j ..:. I -ii!) -l.'«|i tl.r i^*:.- •.»• the 3 
Kin;^lin.«. h.ivi- \n^ u Inl ..-'riv. |.\ f.. 1 1.. •.*::..» :!.. *:i j» «!* tkrtr 
)i.i-f..r-. !- -.I'i i:. *!•• r "t' I •■:.-, ■!• nr: ■!!. Aii'i .'i"» m ii.j • laixwttt 
Mil n't Hi>rk- ii.i\- )«i!i r>:iili:'<i !• *>^«. if ii*-? u!.>II\ i:i« tfi^toAl 
li\ till .iii?j.-r^' li-r.Taili' ?in:^» y-'iir •■wn «1.- trii.i*. .iff nl« a1m> 
iiiuih ^oiiis.l ..i" ;frii I t.i • \f r\ ?rul\ pi--:;- *iMil. Aiiii that x\ 
i»K'*iii I l..i'l i:i -*«• i^P .it .iii!!iir.fc*i>>rt. .iifl «ii>«fii I ii;«i U In 
(|ii.ilitii«l I'l il'i .!■» u'--l "-rxii » Til tiii i "riuri h i.f * i«l ^u* .ii«y 
ill till* na!iiiTi. *il.i>uM U> aii*-^--r\ t«i ti:«- »i<ii?ifli!ii; v( thm 
n li^'i'^n nt tiii- < itun h «>t I iijl-in*! n.iy ir.iit^«l tht vbolt 
< 'hrixfi i!i <'<)i I'V a »• .i:.<l il-i- «-il<ni:'^<*:>:i !•* an i ijio^t 
u-^uriu^i"!!. il'-th I'll r»Iii In: ii:i witl. •^■rp»w .ii.I \i\tt:<:i 

I I" jiM II'. w til l..i\t' n -u-ji-.ti"'! I'!" ii.\ II.I !i. .ir.'i lip .i.i Juirw I 
liinfr.n t *~> iiitiiii.iti- trii iiii«l.:|i.k:(\ iiiofi . .ii I u.t* :.>:fiir'ii villi 
a uliii* I'\ \iiii. .iiiti an'<tl.<r iiii:i.<::T .i?i<1 !• .t::.i«i I*i«iiir*, 
wh'-i- u : itiiiij* I ■ T.. .;;.' tl.i < 'i.iipli I.i* .r;j;» i. »l U'* n ^rffT 
u-hil t.. II.I. .i:. I ' ."••!) I -'it III' 1 V'.P'i^':.- i! M.i K;:.^i- m. BtA 
"!.•• i..i<I UiM .il^' ^'fy kir. :. .»:. i u-m :.ill j:. .i-^.-'.i.j :..■■• «itli 
'.;•. .i.i\iii . Ar . Im! li.iti. ..' 1 .-r j - - liiin'-i ?.. lii •;.. « -Li ihai 
1.1 l'\ i! my U III til • * I- ■ •. r •!. .;. ;. 'iiil i..\ j- r*-:. |iut mkIi 


inJQgtioey Qod be praised, none can charge on yon. ThougH 
ywff temper permitts. you, it seems, to renounce your allegiance 
to your mwnil Prince, and to swear obedience to an usurper, 
(any leaaon for doing whereof I cannot yet discover ;) yet you 
dare not, it seems, enter into the possessions of another man ; 
the mtdligence whereof I receive with much joy and satis- 

This makes me hope that what you have done, you have done 
in integrity of heart ; and if so, I persuade myself that the 
wnniacient God will be so mercifid to you as to open your eyes 
that you may in due season discern your error, and the evill con- 
aeqnences thereof, and endue you with grace and courage (as 
you are well read in) to imitate S. Augustin ; even openly to 
confess and retract what you have done to the injury of your 
own Boul, and the betraying of others, not only m your own 
flock and jurisdiction, but throughout all England ; since such 
an example (as that of Dr. Beveridge) ought greatly to sway 
the people of the nation. 

This were a great and noble undertaking, to open and clear 
the way to so good a work as the reducine misled and seduced 
pet^Ie : and there is no man I can think of, that can be the 
first mover in this Christian enterprise with more probable 
woceas than you; who are qualified with great learning, 
courage, piety and prudence, indefatigable in the execution of 
Tour office ; and of so exemplary a modesty and humility as to 
oe belov'd of all that know you, and of a multitude that never 
•aw you. 

Leap forth then, in the name of God, and lead on your 
brethren, (and I am perswaded that a considerable nimiber will 
Wlow you) in this excellent attempt to redeem our oppressed 
^w subjects out of an insupportable slavery, spirituail and 
temporal : the groaning under which renders tnem an object of 
ptie, and the willing submitting thereto the scorn and contempt 
rfall Europe. 

I conjure you by all that is sacred, faithfully to consult God 
uid your own soul, and not to give ear to flesh and blood in this 
matter, which is likely to suggest to you as false means and 
courses to support you in your present evil way, as they did at 
firat to draw you tnereinto, under colour of preservation of our 
fdigion, which hath been more deeply woimded by the un- 
justifiable proceedings of the late pretended champions thereof, 
^ it ever was by all its enemies ; or coidd have been by the 

^ It will be remembered that Beveridge refused the see of Bath and Wells, of 
*^ be bdiered Ken was still the Uwfol Bishop. 

2'i8 |lF.\!f ORAXVILt.*. 

lNi|)i* and ull hi« runclnvp. if t)ii*y hiul jnintlv buMrd their h 
tiip'tliiT 7 yvnT'* |»ur]M*-^'l\ til (liMn»y it. l^'t no nfrulAr 
••idrntidiiH «iittTr \i>ii ^urli a-* ilfitrivatinn. in!|)h«i»nninii 
till* liki" in |tr«i<M'(-u(in^ a luuii' wliirh will niaki* th«* Ium 
lii-ail a ni(i*tt di-in aMc tVlit ity ; an<i whi* li will n^quirv 'if 
iL'«ur|Nitiiiii fill mill ^•lll^^ I.i^t thi* hhnMin^ I t'<-ari of i 
t*t'<'li-f*i:i.«itir Moiid, a*« a mm'cI nf4'i-i<<iry iM't'iin- wi- ran rxpect 
run^iilf-niMi' i-rnii nf truth anil riu'littxiuMn-^M to Kjirini; up in 
I-rarl. Tlii-n* ha\i- ^t manv ('.il^- |ir!ni'i|il*'!4 U^n iiuinu 
int4> rltT^ry atnl laity. «••! niind un*«iutii| iliv-trinr \i'nt«^I, but 
till* iiulpit anil liy tin- pn *>^. and •ii<-)i liy|HiiTitiraI paint 
varni'^li ]iut ii|iiin tlii- tnii- : tl>at tln-n* i« n«i I'.iitli nr pnnM*l 
likf to U- \i>-T'>riiiii<« in Kiil'I iipI. daritiu' thi- |in^nt tynnnr 
iilipri-^oion. III:!' **- if U .ii-r"iii!iirii««l uitli .irni nMulit 
ni iii.irt\r«. aMil i"UU ^-'^r^. N mti !• ••^ wri?inir*. -^^id undrrl 
«-ndiM\«»ur'' i*» !••.!. .fi- tlii- Kiiij, tli"»;rh m-^ir •»! •■\i^*llm 
tliiir kiiul. will n^t i tl'iit fhi- lt* if work nun' izi'Utnhml 
r\irv irti»- I'lVir fH'Ji'irih ;ind •••uii?r\. Tin y mil lir stiU 
validaTitl liy rlit> iniun-.iM«- iii«i .i*m-^ i.f' Kn^rlanil. jt-aliHiay 
NUNiiitiiiii ; ariil (iiiitludid. tliuii;:h Uf\*T •*<» widl wntt by 
iiuii, t}it' ciiiitrixin^-i •»!' i unnin;: «lt-«iiiti'. «liti trmnaft 
liinio* It' iiitii an an;:i'l •»!' li;:ht, :i*id ili<*::^'n« th«-ri li\ Mtdv thi 
tpiJiii fi<in id' |K'I" ry. W iii* li tiiii y. U-mj «iiiif inilnbrd, 
ptt inlti llii- |ktti lit tin niultitiidi , tin ir lar^ will U* «kut Ifi 
{»ri-.ii hin;; lit an ali;:* I triiTii }iia\rn. 

I h.i\r lately {inittfl till*, .lud •miihi- nth*T Mnall paprr 
|ir>>\<'k«- yiiu .i!i'i -•tm i.t1;> r tri* itd«. uL.>ni I iLi i.nt ui^Mpna 
tti dii yiitir iliiti' : mtiri i\iitu' tl..i! ni>! withstanding the f 
kin \iiu havf Im«ii piilry nt, in ^.ikin;: an un!a»t'ul ontli. 
till* ymi liaxi- rh« ri-h\ u'>^*'n tn all that kni-w rua; 
tlii-n* i* hiiwi-vi-r at thr Uitt.ini tin" r«*»t ff »ini^'ntir. am 
iiirliiii' viiu til (»|ii n \'iiir ry^ t«i thf truth, whiii 'tis brui 
iM't'nn* tiii-ni : aA.<<»urini; niyM-li' that ynu ha\r huinilitj cue 
tn rniit'i^^ i>|ii-nly all t.iii|t«>. m);'>m- i ••nii-aliii«iit will U* ytnk 
til thr '*i»uN I'l \*i<ir lip tlin-n. a<i tip ili^^ii.^in^ ••!* -* al^iaua 
» hill a*« |M rjur\ rirtairil\ i«, .iii'l «%ir hiU U> «-«!ii*ni'd b[ 
ri^htl\ intiirni'd and di*i::iti n-«v'<l i^^'fl nii-n 

I h.i\t- had iTfiat i\tiiri<nii- nt" v«-iir nji-» k:if-«*. f harity 
nmili-^ • n«ii'n : and tr-ii\ l..i\i- ^Pa^lx a>lniir'd !•• tind k> n 
of* thi'*i- u'^'-i* • •• .il»"i:*l in \'ii i:i .m .i,ri «}.in th**^ Tii 
Win* -I rati* aiii'Mi;: tl.i jji :.t r.ilit\ . uK.i i alh^l !h» niw l%ra<1 
tiaii'.. that th. \ -.iiiM with !r-i!h T.. U alrii'-t t!»'l aVBT I 
thi- u>>rld. Mth.rui^, I •.',• il i Iff havt un>lf riak* n au do 
t.i-k. .L.O til U* \iiiir nii'mriir. •^inir 1 inu^t arkn**»li\I|{v w 
Vi ry unworthy nl Uin;; nii*n- than ynur dim iplr. I mm 


ignorant of your s^t^at qualifications, and cannot pretend to 
equal you in any of them. All that I shall vie with you in, is 
vol far the truths and Umlty to my Saverain. And this puts me 
under a necessary obligation to endeavour the reduction of so 
good and considerable a Mend, whom, if I cannot restore b^ 
my advice or persuasions, I shall never cease to endeavour it 
by mv praiers; and if you be powerfully and irresistibly at- 
tack'd by such a violence as it is lawful to use against Heaven 
itself, you ought to take it in good part from 

Tour faithftd and 'affectionate friend and brother, 

Denis Granvil. 

fnm S. Germain's, 
Jily lit, 1092. 

No. LIV. 

From the same to * 

CorbeU, No?. 20, 1702. 

So soon as I received on the ninth instant yours of the first of 
last month, at my return home, with a seasonable supply of 20/. 
I hastened away a letter of thanks calcxdated for the view of the 
administrator, as you hinted, and written as well as I could in 
eyill humour and circumstances ; and I desim'd very speedily 
after to have written you for your own eye a large one with re- 
flections on a multitude of things which much trouble my mind, 
relating to my present and future circumstances, as well as past 
ones, ^ut having but lately recovered my eyes spoil'd by over 
imploying, and lost my secretary, for ... . expedition the first 
day alter my arrival, when I had more business of writing on 
my hands than I could go thorow, I have delay'd post after 

r)6t, (having you know too dilatory a nature) till this day, when 
set myself in a posture to write you a terrible long letter, with 
minutes before me containing matter enough to fill three or four 
aheets, and had very likely occasion'd you the trouble of perusing 
at least a couple. JBut I am likely to be prevented, by a new 
infinoity I begin to feel in my body, from finishing and sending 

* Thii letter is transcribed upon the fly leaves of the copies of the Dean's Farewell- 
SermoDS, &c., in Bodley's Library and the British Museum. To the transcript in the 
^■tter reporitory a memorandum is prefixed stating that the copy was made by Mr. 
^Bith of BumhaU from the original written by the Dean. 


you one wholo one. I do jiut now htfgin to fivl a pua i 
n'iliii wli it'll niurh cIwturiM nu*. I h«i|»« it i« onlv a tuorh i 
rhriimulijiiii, (N-iaiiiituM l»y bi'ndinf^ mv botiy nftvr »itUnir 
at mv |M'ik, uiiii will mmju ikim away. ISut if it nbnulil prt>i 
ntflniff (if A nt'W, uik old ili!it4*ni(K*r, I nu-un I lit* miatira, wk 
hull aUmt !•> dayn thnv y^iim a^j. it will uiu* k aAarl 
liiiviii^ no limn ^-rvaiit imr mankind iu my ImUM* with bm 
family, which lont wintrr. with my Mdf, during my rartj 
riiiiiintft'd of /i |NT!Minrt, (Mr. <'iN»k iinfl 'hui, uu i>ld and a y 
witiiiun.f Uin^ ptlui-iil t^i oiu*, thutj^t tn ^y. my yuunfc v<^ 
whom I havr l)n<«I iiii fnnii u ihild, whn will pt-n-hance h 
to liiT trum|H« nion* than I. if my i!idi«|iii'«itii>n oimt* to a 
tiiu. und di.<ihli- nu- tn turn in mv U^i, :iji my l;uit tit difl 
rn-uti-d troiiMf i'iii>iit;li t«i my uld woiiiaii un*! my man J 
iiMiiMiiI iftith till' p'litlcwiiiiiaii of till* hi»u«M\ wht-n I did r 
drink. Fur it ii a mighty iiiiH|i-<*t ■•liaini-far'd pri. tkn' whu 
niidily do, I kimw. all that liiit in her |ii»wiT to hrlp me. 
if it idriL«M' tiiNl that it «ih>iuld U* mi, my cumfiirt is that ! 
iimou^ kirn I nri^hliiiiiM, vi-ry charitahh* and rt*aily to do 
oflir«>ii t4) my UmU*. umi to my ^ml Un\ whii-h i^ rkaritj 
takrn und ninn* thun I diMn* ; und whii-h m at |in-w*nt a 
lmrdi*n to mi*, und thi* In aviiM I iiiirliT^»o. Ki>r tho' I 
hithirto «M'a|i*d thit troul>h <M>nif a|i|ili(-atinn viry nrll frm 
|)ri«M!t of tht* town, who un' t-ivil wtll hn^l |M^)|di\ no bt 
vrt r«inri* tki'ir ^inin^ a o*rtain ^'ut hinl*. wh« n^if I tn 
^lr. t\M»k him infonuM you. to thiir jLiny. th<-y U*^nn li 
u|Min nif iHMir man v«tv unnirn-i fully. ho|iini: that ninre 
ha\i' i»viTtNirii thi* rhiff hiirk. thry iihall ii\it p*««T the 
«i-(*li'Mi;iiitiik Thi«» i«ru-iiin* nu- tti writ.-. tliM* I «di be d 
intt) no foniial ili«|)ut« . U-yAnii tny Mn iij^th. and ndM i 
much tinii' ; for I raimot In- 10 rudi* a« n><T t«i ri't';rri any ai 
ut all to thi* hltrr^ und |kiimt« th«-y •mh-I im- Hi*h rivilit] 
pHNJ iiHMninir. hiiWi-\iT thi'ir Zful U* ill i;r><.i!.<i>^i ; and p 
\i»t a kind iif |MTMi-utii<n. a« Tut In r Ti>u*-h> :'•* ua« !•■ \oa, 
iJ<» y«ar* *inn'. at St. Jan)f^'«. I ilo thi n i>r*\ !' -r rht* kolK 
my fainil\, (li"-H-itpU'«l fn»ni thi-ir iiiihli* found* r aitii beneC 
liki' .1 i:«' ni'i-i\«- th« ir vi*if« .i« uil! :i« |kk|ii'rx hebi 
my- If. rmifnihrin;: I ha\f a wwoni hy mv -iih*. Iikr a rm* 
rith«T than hMiiif. thru«>ti!i;r hy th*-ir *ith;l« l";;i' aI aktmrn 
tii'iii u-1 «ill .!« I ran. )i.kvin;r n<'\ir Ut n k"*-*-! at •»uca Id 
ti^hlinf;. ami U'^idi*. ihM Uin;^ iHitouatny i'>t it. I iki 

* I'll' IWm nil .!. u^t A::tt.!r« I > t;.r f Mirfv n . f lit* (Uft 4 MMh^am 
K ■i'.«ii t aChxlit f«ilh. Bhiih l.k>k y^ r i. I i.ri L.r-c b*f.wr lU A«l9 W flkm 
I ■.• .-id imn uf iftAl oobicmMi ai IV. lirrjMta't, al rr ihal c««»C, 

L.'«:..:« I. 


trersion to all disputes, and take no poste willingly but that of 
tn inquirer, asking questions ; and if they let me alone here, I 
am hard enouc^h S>r them all, since a fool can ask more ques- 
tions than a wise man can answer. This intercourse that is un- 
happily begun betwixt me and Eoman priests here and else- 
where, is not like I am afraid to conclude, though I add no Aiel 
to their fire, but labour to extinguish their zeal. And my trouble 
is much increased by a necessity of keeping copies of all I write ; 
and to copy fair my own writings, which are horridly blotted 
and interhn'd, is death to me, or at best it extreamly hurts my 
eyes. This, with the personal application by way of letters, 
which hath been long mcumbent on me, to my scattered, scam- 
Uing, and sometimes scabby sheep, together with other neces- 
sary writing, relating to my study, as well as temporall afiairs, 
creates an absolute necessity, for the comfort of my life and pre- 
servation of my health, to procure some person to live with me, 
that is able to discharge the office of an amanuensis, and \mder- 
stands French and English, as well as Latin, and becomes more 
necessary to me than to most, because I have an incurable in- 
firmity of prolixity in all, even my best writings, if any deserve 
the name ; and to analize and abridge would be alone great 
service to me. Your godson, as well as my old amanuensis 
Dr. Smith, had a special talent of doing this, I 

{The rest is wanting.) 

%^ lUs I presame was to 8r. Geo. Wheeler. — I am not sore,— TVaHteribtr^i 

No. LV. 


1 BARB affirme that all bonds of resignation, taken by any 
patron upon bestowing of a living, are (tho* possibly allowed 
of by the common law) very ill thin^, and of mischievous con- 
B^cpence to the Church, and that I shall never advise any to 
p^ or take them. 

I dare affirme that no clergy-man, or layman, who had the 
dispoeall of any prebend or living by grant or promise fix)m any 
Bishop, can (bemg patron for that time) bargaine for any simi 
of money, or the loane of any sum oi money, or any other 
advantage, for himselfe or freinds ; but tiiat the said prebend or 

I i 

243 DEA9C O&AXntUL 

liTinft cmght to be hmtowcd upon a dnmrinft num (tmIt, mmi 
that all ifturnni whirh tho penion (on whom the prpfmiMBt ii 
biwtowcd) Hhall maki* by way of fn^titudr, oufrht iikrwiw to bt 
free and voliuitan% witliout any pn*\iauii runtmct or mgvfi^ 

I daro owno to all the wnrld. thnt I hmkr upon mirh in<lif«ct 
dealing, in the dinpiMull of Thunh pn*f«*nii(*nta, fvkrrpia I 
thank (Jod, I ncvrr yet ha«l uny hand) to 1m* m% ill in Cbeai« 
■elves, and im> injuriouM to tlir <*hiiiTh of Kny^land, that ratbcr 
than appn>V(* of the nurne, or be any way mcn'tmrj th«*rranliK I 
would continue in thi* lamentable condition I am in, tbo* I 
would undergo tho rack fur tome time, rather than lin m 
it any longer*. 

No. LVI. 


Mr. I)Avif(OX, 

I fiiiAl.l. nut fuile t4> In* with to momiw about nix a clock 
to iiup with yiiu, but ymi ran not diitiiblip* me more than to gm 
my wifr tt i^nut ku|)|)«t, thi*' it nhnuM not U* Hi-Mh. That, mmi 
titiling in thi* ut\iTiitN>n. with thi* Mtrung wat4*r )H»tthti and til* 
likr. are tin* m«^t iiijurioun thintr* inia^nabb* for her. I do til* 
Mjonrr «^ imply to p> uliout with ni} wifr. and vUit my fr 
ut thiit fU'OMMi t. hoping that |M^»pli' will not bi* imi indifn-nrt ( 
diBordiTlv on to tnittt uji, ua ut other tini«-^, with ■wemt'-nii 

* Tift* MfttftlofT b dmmt •Xi lim c4f, b«t fooock fvaMim Id 
l>i«n (irmnviJU't. Tb* paf«r icarll hm» brrn vncUti by mi 
witboul 4»t«L 

t ia<b«t mm ut IU1|4» llttttfos. K«| . of TWmilrv Vwof 9mA t3««C bt 
aMNlbUT .il >ir M lUiMi HeUMjw, at MiiHoii ll.iwr. kat.. ttd rvi4«ia 'at ] 
•advf l>ft«iaun. KnI., onr %4 Uir Vrj^X iM«4«rt t4 NrvrwCW; 
RMunlcr cil Ibarham. \U ir.wnMl J'«a. dMcblrr dt WtU»H 
maaby. m. V.^. Km, . and dw^l ApnJ », 1«M. IVrv mm a 
Ur%. UrmavitW* IbmUy aad xhm llaftftMU. Sunari lJa«tem. of Wt _ 
Km, . aarlr to lb# K«ntfd«T n| I>urhftiii. aai txnr at lb« bMbaadi at hm i 
brth. «bi» •l^rraanl* rr aMfftnl Imat lUaif*. K*,. 

•• lt«l. XA N^it WbrrtM J.thn Jffffi«««ffi. Sf*)c«at^.b« aad tt i BiM. h 
^vMtavil to he • Jttdfr ta IrrUad. M iUimi i)a«iaJo. Km|.. U tte Ul| af Uvl^ Ii 

: Ic aai ytabably Um mmi oI LnL 


and drink, wliich my wife's infirmities cannot bear. I intend 
to ffo downe into Elvet about 4 or 5 of the clock, and to spend 
an hour <Mr two, with your mother, Dr. Browne, and some other 
friends, and then wait upon you and your lady, which is all but 
ihitl am 

Your affectionate servant, 

Denis Oraxvillk. 

TbWniiam DaTitoo, Esq. 


ACCnl NTS, \r 

A I \Kll< » I u; ••^ IMF i:»\»>N» nK IIIK Ih \\ (kl 

Till y« .irl\ P !i! • I Mit ri-r)-. \i/! : II* .ir)>;irki . V.M .' !"• l'»i .^tl.i!!. -;r ; W.'.i*. I..1II. J"" : >!.i|-I\. »." : H^i-r M. *!•.•, 
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nn.'t.-ri li•..■.|l^ IJ**.. Tv ** /. ; M. ii:i* .lU-l «..i?- Ni. ..l:ii^-« . 
1 :• 1/ . Mi I». »?i.'- \. irly ^'ii..!.!. .'«■'■ 1 l- I. . Mr !»,*:..'• 
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I"«i , 'J|„ |,ti.-li ..I ^.-ijl.. I.l. . ;•* ■;. *• ' . l!:* |»kr.*\ -4^ 
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Mr U* 

ar : It . «\««*Afl k-ttf . 

I'i. ill: 

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Sir Williiiii ! :..!. rl.;!:. \ '7 \: . Mr <ir.. w-r.. t>.. . Mr. 
I.!tnik. P''.«= ; Nr Wilij.iiii I1..U !.. |iH«" . lir IWrkhi^l. 4«». . 

ACCOUNTS, &c. 245 

Mr. Blakeeton, 170/.; Curates, 125/.; William Willson's old 
debt, 200/. 19s. 7d. Total, 968/. lU. Id. 

[Indoned, *' A note of debts payd by me the first yeare."] 


Mr. William WiUdnson, 1300/. ; Mr. Blakiston, ; Tho. 

Cradock, Esq., ; Mr. Isaacson, 500/. ; Dr. Berkhead, 800/. ; 

Mr. Potter's executors, 103/. ; Mr. John Basire, 400/. ; Sir 
Christopher Conyers, 150/. ; Sir William Blackett, 100/. ; Mr. 
Delavale, 100/. ; Mr. White of London, 200/. ; Deane of Lin- 
cohie, 200/. ; Mr. Duck, 50/. ; Mr. Charles Basire, 100/. ; Dr. 
Basire, 114/. 

Receipts and payments from Feb. 1684 to Sept. 1685. 

Received for the Honble. Dr. Granville, Deane of Durham, 
from Candlemas 1684 to Michaelmas 1685, by William Wilson, 
ms followeth : — 

1684, Feb. 7. Received of Chr. Robinson for Easington tyth. 
Mart. '84, 29/. 9«. &/.— 14. Tho. Chapman, Archdeacon-New- 
ton, Mart. '84, 10/. 10s.— Mar. 21. Mrs. Farrow of Bradbury, 
for the tyth there, 4/. — 1685, Apr. 17. Richard Hixon for the 
Corps, 4/. — May 21. Ambrose Miller for Coll. Tempest, Lady 
day, 6/.— Ditto. Luke Taylor for wheat, 5/.— June 4. Mr. Wil- 
Uain Davison, for Lady day rent, 12/. — 14. Widow Hinkes, for 
Lady day rent, 10«. — 20. Mr. Henry, for Horden PrsBscription, 
Pentecost, '85, 3/. 155. ; Wm. Pattison for part of his arreare 
of Shotton, 3/. 1«. 2d. ; Jo. Wolfe, in part for his Pentecost, '85, 
the rest in notes, 36/. lOs. ; Christ. Robinson for Easington 
tyth rent, '85, 29/. 9«. M. - July 18. Nich. Reed and others, 
in part for Shotton Pentecost, 9/. \d. — 24. Wm. Thompson, for 
Stodart's land, Pentecost, '85, 2/. 5». 4(/.— -Aug. 8. Robt. Leigh- 
ton, for half a yeare's rent, Pentecost, '85, 1/. 10«. Received 
for Hawthorne PraDscription, for a yeare at Pentecost, 27/. 2«. 4(/.; 
Jo. Thompson, a y care's rent for his land at Shotton, 7/. 4«. — 
22. Tho. White, for Redworth tyth, Michaehnas, 1684, 15/. 
lieceived for Mr. Deane's quarterages as follows : — For his part 
of Cliristmas quarter, 18/. 4s. ; for Lady-day and Midsummer 
quarters, 133/. 6«. U. Total, 357/. 17«. 1^. 

Payd for the Honourable Dr. Granville, Deane of Durham, 
from Candlemas 1684 to Michaelmas 1685, by Wm. Wilson, as 
followeth :— . 

240 1)K\!« ORAN'VILI.K. 

Fill. /5. Piivfl to Mr. I.i-*!!'*, fiir'n ^Tirintma^, pro^t hU mt* 
()iiiit:iiir('. 111/.— 7. To M:iruMn-l AfLiiniwui, 'j/irui Whiti-. (*»r Kit. 
17/. ov — |)ittn. To A nth. lif^^l. t'lir u Imr^*. I>y ('hr. lU>l>iaai4i, 
>/. .■»*. — Mar. 7. Til Win. F«inii«r, Inr ulii^inu iht* lufmc*, I/. li«. 
--'jn. Til th<' (\illi^t(jr t'iir the \»»»r\' i»( <nll\^jt«\ 4«. ; To t^ 
(KcpM^T ot' Ivu^iinirtitn, 1/. 1<.— 'J^. Til Mr. AVilkiri*in. fi>r t^ 
carria^' u( ii Uix. •'(•. 1/. ; Pay* I tor Ktakin^. hi^I^n|r. axmI m 
still' tor tin* hay. li*. ; AllouM Kirh. llixon fur -m^. 2^ — Ap. 
'JJ. Ti» Luki' Taylor, lor hall'i- u yt-anV wap«, ^J/.- May l\. 
AlliiwM Anihm-^- Milhr tor -M-iM-!*. n*.-- Jun, •'». Alhiw'tl Mr. 
U'ni. I)a\i-*«iii ti»r m-^im-., iV*. ; Tt» thf n^ipn-tT of thv |^«jc«^ 
(lillyirat**. 1*. I/. — I't. To Liiki* Taylor. f«>r !«•«• jouruiyv to 
S-anion '*'. 1 ^. ; To Mr. Li^l*-. tiiwanLt hU I^ly-iUy n^mT' 
t« ■rtL'» ■,•'«/ : I'or tin- Oiirniiiy-m-iiii y at S^ltrtiilil, l-U. — Ju1t21 
To tor th. iarria;ri- i-f ;j-«i«i-. t'n»in Siirhr'^u^h, !«•• : To 
thi- r»i-h*i|']t «•! <\trli<l*-, in <li'M^n- i.f a \m*ur\. f'n'u* aa i|u:t wATMr, 
1 "►/. llv 'J' : Til'- <'hiiiiii. y-iii'.ii« V t'T ihr I^anark', 1/. 4« ; For 
niouiiiLr, li ailin^'. ami rak'ii.i: th*- hay, I/. !*'»•. 'V/ ; MaIiI 
Shaw'*! liill^, tvtV/. An J. 7. 1'o'I'i.ii. Atkin^»n. fiir brt*»ixi^ 
\i^i. 7». li. ; Til Mr. I.i-li- i-f S ani'-n , /r"*.' hin u«i|ui{t 
•»/. l".v :5./. : Th,- irl.LM.r^ hill. IJ-. 77. -l'.* T. Mr. rjilmu :. 
liy Mr. ]>• .ini 't iipl* r. 1/ : To thi ]>«<ri- at iLi^iti^rtnii. 1/. 1«.Il; 
Til Mr.'-. -m It. . at tu.- lin.i^*, "J : lavi In liisofi, far 
rarri.iir*' of u''""l". /'»'"'' hi"* aiijuittanri', 1»'. 'm. ; l'a_\il ft-r l.dMlT* 
tlay r):iiiiiiiy.iiii>iii y tor r..i^i!;L'to!i. i'J« : T>» Thii AtkillflO^ 
tiir hiiuinu* anil f«»r yi-^t. !**. : I'l-r ^•l.i^^*. **«. ; To IIilU, fiir tbr 
liiin^'inu' of U.rtJi - fr-mi N« «• .i^.tl--. !•• N p. !« T-* Mr. Atrick^ 
fi'r t'r.iiii;}i! i*i l'<-"U tri>ni I.'ii<l>n. !•'• : Fi*r l<r!n,rint: the* nmmm 
pHwU from .^iinilirlantl. '.<< : For hririji::;: a Imx tif Uii»ki« hiam 
Ni'W('a5»!|i . 'I* ; Tii Mr. I >• ain* hint-M Ifr. ^i«inir ti> tjuinfcfo^ 
1.' I'.. Til hini hy .!•• Ninii»^iTi. .'i' '**.- 'J*; Thr Lnwi r'« bdl 
I Iv ; I'll S-l-ti. Ill l*.wlin/-;,Tit n. hy Mr. l^iiU* 'n onitT. I/. Ijl; 
l*a\.| .Mr. l»..iTi.\ l!:*MlLitj..ii rl.aVut-. J-l/. ; Thr Nart'ni«|{k 
l";»rii«\. /'■■.'' rhf hiil "l p-ini. ular*. 4/. "»•. N' ; Tl.i- w— h<r« 
h»ll. J Iv; >|Hiit at N.L'tMl, ;p i/ thi' hilU, Ji Ti. 6^; 

• IV.'.i*.!« Miunr^- 1...]. . •f^.nttfiit Vu«r of FiiKUkr lU ««• »3 4«V« rt Ml 

li»i;r -Yi- ■■Mil Ik-fi't t u'»fi«. 

f It. ( .. trUd.! «h«r«- Mf. IUt'.w-! tin- %.'.\r h»I r^«lr« in rffM n/ Ui vrfk 

; Mr r«.'n-.tit «M r- 'i 'u^t !'.« Iv«n • ^alr «!rr«to^ff In a |k« 4 V .i.*«««Bito 

k.^l ^f K«l|>t. r.«l'..M! i.>.»ic>.. ■* « A.1««'. «■ .-Irrk t. Mr \r-'."^. Ik«k ^ t ^m^ 

IVtri.aM f r lU'.tilic l.ii !.%.r. J« f'-l " fV:* i<<lurr«-. «r..i\ ■< r.1a.7i I 

ifiM.i. f •rnit • i^rli ;. f lL«- \|^ (' uo-i . • i |>^ Ul< **a ( «n.!vrt ""JM^ . i 

r...» :-i !f.. |..'f»ri "■ !'.- l»r«?i l' .1 ( ..»iVr ^ iKr* •..'• 

', !*• .- I Mat. r Kitr k fV. -' <*»• «. - r 'r-' f '.o^ • « / •!»« I'Mki 
lU |- ri I NuiiUtf Ui.«!. k4«iBlr*r •! li.. ( .-«rt >il Atla.;/».tf ui I«i4l. 

AOOOUNTS, &c. 247 

To Mr. Eirkby, for the tenths of Sedgfield and Easington, 
17L 7$. 9rf. ; To Mr. Wm. Greeveson, in discharge of a bond to 
Price, 101/. 10«. ; To Jo. Benson, prout his bills, 77/. is. 9d, ; 
To the pewterer, prout his acquittance, 21/. ; For 36 dozen of 
bottksy 4/. 28.; For shewing the light horses for 14 days, 
4/. 16». ; To Luke, for a load of oates, 7«. ; To Luke, at Scar- 
brooghy 11«. lOd, ; For a hogshead of wine and the carriage, 
7L 17#. 6d. ; For silke for a waiscoate, and carriage from Lon- 
don, 21. 7«. 4d. ; To Mr. Anth. Isaacson, for the interest' of 
600/., 30/. ; To the glazier at Sedgfield, is. ; Jo. Dunn's bill for 
ckmning tlie house, is. 6d. ; To Mr. Hope *, at severall times 
for the house, prout his acquittance, 20/. 10s. ; To Mr. Eing- 
fordf, prout his acquittance, 25/. Total, 441/. 3«. lOd. 

[bdoned, «* My Aoct wth. Mr. Detne, ye 29th Sep. 1686."] 

Fbom Sept. 1685 to Nov. 1686. 

12ih Nov. 1686. Mr. Wilson's account of moneys paid to and 
lor Mr. Deane of Durham, from Michaelmas 1685 to this day. 

Doe to me upon ballance of an account, 200/. I9s. 7d. ; To 

Ifc, Proud for the house, 842/. fe. id. ; Eents paid to Mr. Wil- 

Idnnai, 288L 8s. ; Mr. Sisterson's sallery, 20/. ; Sir William 

UndBrhill's debt, 157/. 12s. ; Mr. Grievson, 66/. ; Mr. Ettrick, 

109JL 7f. 6d. ; Sir William Dodson, for Mr. Shaw, 100/. ; For 

the xetame of it, 1/. bs. ; Dr. Birkhead at severall times, 40/. ; 

Mr. Bobt. Blakeston, 170/.; Mr. Kingford at severall times, 

921, 14t. ; Mr. Lisle at severall times, 42/. 10s. ; To Jo. Hendry, 

6L lOt.; Mr. Roper 2 years' rent, 8/. Is. id.; Mr. Sergeant 

JTeffanon t, 2 guineys, 21. Ss. [^ic] ; To William Hodgshon the 

tlwer, 1/. 78. 6d. ; Thomas Melsonby, 34/. 14^. ; Usher of 

Hdughton, 3/. Ss. id^ ; Chimney-money for Easington. 21. 12s. ; 

CSnmney-money for the Deanery, 21. is. ; Henry Brittaine for 

eoksy 16/. 12s. ; Mr. Smith for coles, 5/. ; Jo. Ramshaw for 

ooies, 9/. 16s. ; For 2 hogsheads of wine and carriage, 20/. 15s. ; 

For 2 coach horses, 40/. ; Mr. Dunnell's man, 10s. ; Mr. Wm. 

Ihaon, 11/. ; London mercer's bill, 29/. ; Sir Jo. Sudbury §, for 

Iwuaehold stuffe, 83/. 16s. 3d. ; Mr. Cuth. Hendry, for interest, 

fcr Sir Christopher Conyers, 9/. ; For a bever, and carriage, 

81 12«. &/. ; To Cuth. Appleby, 3/. 17s. lid. ; Mr. Skinner for 

* Conte at Easington. He seems to have been an inmatD of the Dean's hoiue. 

t Cttate at Sedgefield. See ant^, p. 1 19. 

X Sb John Jefferson, son of John Jefferson of Durham, mercer, by Margaret, 
^Hghter of Hugh Walton, Alderman of Durham, bapt. Sept. 1635, at St. Nicholas', 
^mtm ; Recorder of the city of Durham ; Serjeant-at-law ; appointed one of the 
^ViticM m IreUnd 1691, tod knighted ; ob. arc. 1700. 

( Nephew and heir of Dean Sudbury. 


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Mr I'l ■il I -r tl:. I. .-. h.l - ^ ■' . T.. Mr !;■ ».* f.'r ih* 
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ACXX)UNTS, &c. 249 

Easington Bieife-money, 51. 13«. 4e/.— 21. To Mr. Cradock upon 
Mr- Deane's note, 2/.— -22. Payd Mr. Deane's Breife-money as 
Dean, 20/.— Ditto, Mr. Leaver, for Houghton school, 2/. 3«. 4d. 
— 26. To Mr. Cradock^ upon bond, 50/. ; For the Deanary, 
Mich. Chimney-money, 1/. 28, ; For Sedgfeild Chimney-money, 
12«. ; Overpayd in paying the bills, protit my account dated 
28th Jta. 1686, 1/. 7«. 2d. Total, 863/. 18«. r^d. 

April 4th, 1687. Seen and allowed, (errors excepted) Denis 
Oramtille. Wm. Wilson. 

Witnesses, Hanmiond Beaumont. Jo. Proud. 

From April to August, 1687. 

An account of moneys payd for the Honourable Mr. Deane 
of Durham, by Mr. WiUiam Wilson (and to be allow'd to me) 
since my account dated the 4th of April last past, till this day, 
being the 9th Aug. 1687. 

Due to me upon the aforesaid account, prout acquittance, 
363/. 18«. 7d.; To Thomas Cradocke, Esq., for interest due at 
Lady-day, 9/. ; To him by order from Mr. Deane, 50/. ; To him 
for his Midsummer's dnnuity, 62/. 10s. ; My own Midsumer's an- 
nuity, 25/.; For 26 load of oates, before Mr. Deane went to 
Xiondon, 8/. 9«. ; For 13 load, since Mr. Dean's retume, 4/. 7«. 6d, 
For 10 load of hav, 12/. 10s.; For getting in the hay, 55.; For 
straw, 19«. 6d, ; To the servants for board-wages, prout the par- 
ticulars, 11/. 7s. ; To Luke Taylor, for coles at Easington, 1/. 6s. ; 
For the Lady-day Chimney-money for the Deanary, 1/. 6s. 
Total, 550/. 18s. 7d. Mr. Deane's quarter's rent, 500/. 9« Aug. 
1687. Bests then due to ballance, 50/. 18s. 7d. 

Seen and allowed (errors excepted) by mee, Denis Gran- 


Witnesses, Hanmiond Beaumont, Jo. Proud. 

From August to October, 1687. 

An account of moneys paid for the Honourable Mr. Deane of 
Durham, by me William Wilson (and to be allowed to me) since 
my account dated the 9th of August last past, till this day, 
being the 12th of October, 1687. 

K k 

2M |iF%!« ORAN-VII.1.K. 

Diif to mo tiprm mv lant tirmunt, AH/. |R«. 7«/. ; RmU paid to 
Mr. WilkiiiMin. fiiiitV I^uiv-clay, III/. 4«.: Mr. rroduck't 
MirhniliMiM nut, l>'J/. In«.; l\i him u\nm Iminl, •'>«i/.; To him (or 
iiittn-^t, 7/. P^.: Til him u|N>n unliT.^dntfd 'J7th •^'p(- U«t, 
*i/. : My iiwnr Mi«lMimiiii-r iiiiiiiiity, 2*i/.~S*|i. I.'l. To Mr. 
SkiiiiiiT, ill lull i>l' hii iifitt-, I'J/. I.m. — Si». 14. To Mr. Ilnpr. 
ii|iiiii Mr. iK-aii'H nnhT, 7/.: Fur (kiIm, I.'t luml aiiiiv my Li»t ac- 
riiiiiil, 1/. r»v !»•/.; To lh«" • for Uianl-wajp-*, I/. !-• *»/.; 
Tu Mr. < *uth. Howi-si. ut !k\«r.ill tiim^. I l<i/. TnUl. ilo/. Im. liW. 

S*«ii iiikI ii1Iowi<i1 hy miv, l)i:M*i (iranmi.LR. 

Witiu-^<H-f, II.imi!in:ii| Idauiuuiit, Tuth- Imiwi*!^*. J«i. rn>u<l. 

A«iii(M nK l{fUKI»-HAr.Pjl. 

Piiyil ti) Mr. I>«tin«-'!i M*r%-iiiitM fur Imurtl-migiv, while Mr. 
I^'Uiii' wa- at l^iiiilifti, a*t ffill<iw'«: — 

.l..hii It.ii^.ii. l..r 1« w.^Ln I/. II<. tW.; T)io. pArkixiMm. 
i/. IN. «n/. ; To thi* Pi^rtif anil (lanliiirr. 'M. :i«. : T«i Hwol 
Thur^l'V. !/. 7v: To Lukt T.iyl"r. 1/.; To tht* M.Liiiii^i>ii miiitfn, 
iSa.; To the iKuliarv inaiil and lU^t, I/. I'm. Tutal, 11/. 7c 


L Apbil 9, 1662. Iitfobmatioks given to Doctob Babibs, 


I. That the papists of late have taken such boldnes that in severall 
places of that Archdeaconrie masses are openly and publiquely saide, 
and warning given to the people to come thereto. As was done on 
Easter's day last in the towne of Duddoe, within the parish of Nor- 
bam, where there was publique mass and preaching and the people 
inyited thereunto. Memorandum, that at the chappie of Eslinton 
masse is publicly said every Sunday at Mr. Greorge Colingwood's. 

n. That there is a great need of a visitation of the churches in 
these northern parts, many of them being eyther altogether unpro- 
vided of Ministers, or provided with auch as are, in effect, noe minis- 
ters ; and are soe farr from conformeing, themselves, that they preach 
against those that are conformed, and intrude themselves upon their 
charge, by baptizeing children and marryeing the persons of such as 
are enemies to the orders of the Church of England. And likewise 
the fabricks of many Churches and Chappells are altogether ruinous 
and in great decay, and cannott be gotten repaired without Visita- 
tions. Besides, in many churches there be neyther Bibles, Books of 
Common-prayer, Surplisses, Fonts, Communion-tables, nor any thing 
that is necessarie for the service of Ood. Nor will the Church- 
wardens (not being yett swome) contribute any assistance for the 
supply of those defects. In all which respects there is great neces- 
sitie of Visitations, soe soone as convenyently may be. 

in. In respect that by the King and Parliament there be two 
Anniversarie-daies appointed to be kept, vizt. the zxxth of January 
and zxizth of May, and* that there is noe order as yet come to these 
northeren parts how the same shalbe kept, nor are the books ap- 
pointed for that purpose here to be gotten. My lord Bishop of 

* From Dr. Hunter's Collection of MSS. (ii. 68), in the libruy of the Detn and 
Chapter of Durham. 


2!}2 liRAN f*kA!IVILLB. 

Diirlmm wduKI ho maili* n«*iiiniiit4Ml t)i4*n*with, th«t tome roune mmj 

btf takrii fur thf iih!M«n«*t!ii; uf t)ii»iK* diiiiii. 

A J e^irwm. Apnl :i. |Mi'*i. Durrtmr. Infiifmaivm* fiTr« ia by i%mm Bh^ 
Krctour i*f I'lini, AU-taniJ«r l>ft«i*<jn, (ante uf Nurhun. 

S-nl 111 yi* L. Hp. A)>nl 1.%. 
[Thii mcoKirmiMliuu in Dr. lUairr'i ■ntiof.] 

II Aktu i.rH or iN^riui c\iiiiiitci> t<> riir Prix, PMKi(E!rD4Erai^ 

Ml^i)H-riSi»N««. Cl.KUkil AMI uTIiril MlMATCRll nF THE i*4n» 

bKAM. I'm IK II <ii l)iuiii\i. i^ rill riKnr Krint or^L VitiT4nos 
TiiKiti: y\t»i: ii> rill \{\ Kmmum* Kiiiieu i^ <ft<D. Jobs, 

l^)ltli HltllMf III 1)1 1(11 Wl. Jl 1 I I'.Mll. 1^ Tlir. illi-i>^[> 1EAKB Ol 

iiiH roTCMi u\Tii'>. \M» 1^ rill 11 iur. m|- m m 1<«iki» likSli *. 

FifMt : conrrrnintj thr full nurthr t.f till th»^^ permmM ftko «nr |0 li 

MUMffyiird in thkt rKurrk, 

I In thi'n* now in tiii4 (athi limil riiuri^ th«* full numKrr of aB 
IMTnons «iii> an* tu \h* \\\\yV^\%M\ ainl P-;«t<*\iic«l themn. that is If 
Mv. an* there (N*i«}iii- t!ti- Pi-ant* ami twi-itt* l*n-U*niianr«) tw«lfi| 
IVttv-(*aiii>n>«, Www Siii;:i:i{*-('ltTk4. an K;M^t<plrr ami a<ft«prUcr.a 
MantfT of the t*hi>n«t«T« or Orjaiii^t. t««iiii t'h>«nit«T«. two Sak 
naoriitii or Virji'm, two t«'at-hrr« at tlu* linriiniar pi'hiiiilr (wf 
i\\\v IS M:i.»tt>r and tlif otlwr r»»in r). «i;:liltfm» S' .►lli-ri thnv, v 
AliiH'Bini'n, two li«'llnni:f*m aini kt*«-{H'ra ff thi* cliickr. two pofl 
t«o butli-rii. and two i-iM>kw r llavi* thf-y all Ufn** durlr rlfvird 
Ailniittrd, and an* tiicy ex cry dno ^vr^iivaMo and Jdifprni la * 
|tlacrs ? 

SfC'.tndlj . c 'nrrrtunj the Jfran^, 

II. N till* I)«*anr' i:;:;!iiit in Kit xtiTir*- aiid L'-'^crnmrnt .iTcr aD ihl 
(^annnH and Mii^ittt-r^ ff tin* r.\urr^. takirt:; ran* tliat all Difjw 
iM'n'\('^*!« (\%hrn-«»f MTH.iin^ an* a partiM i.ia\ U* dm :y a;.d n*UcMMMll 
|H rf.irnii'd. at tin* wvi-rall t\ini!i .mil |'[.ii"' • t*.in-ur:%» aii;*i m t> 4 
tliat th.- t i|»h!r»'!ii' •*i...llir* N- ». '.I i:i i^li! ai.l in*:r.irtr«l by 
nia-'tt r*, that llir t'h'.m-h-air!i«-* N faitMi,il\ d'.«tr.^-^iti-«l V* iKe p 
tlj.1t h'««|"il:il;ly \h' ki {it h\ Liri)«< '.fi- ainl On- t'a!i>-!k« n-ni-it tit m I 
faiiiilw-«. t' tfki* tn-.i«ur«'. «>ni:imi ti!^ anil fun.itun' *'i Vtv i*bHVk 
tilciatiitr vi;t'!i tfii* rKarti-r*. urit«-iri;;«, U«>k«. n C'"tc r«, a!id all oikfl 
^•khIa iir uliM,«iilii thi-n u!it<i lN|.iiit;it;;; U* wril ai.'l uft 1\ puanwtJl 

irnii'ntiip* i:i.idi' i>!' ttHin. :iu*\ ii.i« tin* n-imr itiVf ntar.i* j>u^-^:«H^ aw 
aliiivifd in triapltr. l''.a*. **•«• i\»r\ {■.irt.r-..'.ar t'-tn-!' may be ki 
^»*.i»ii- and mt.n- t». K:* *.i«o-*'r t'.-r l*..- u**- .-t' t*;«- i t:un!s ? Am 
!..ii'i !.•■ l'\ hnn-M ;fi'. nr -.-mr i'I'.-t if tru* tKapt«-r. ti.fnrt.» 1iput<J 
f.-ikiji J !»ur^i'y iif thr lani*. n:.i:.:;>ir*. t4*nt tui nta, »oodi and appto 

ll».:;l*T Mv» u 7i; 


priftte ebuvcheB, appertamemg to this Ghnrcli, that the same eurvej 
xnaj be pat and remaine upon record ? And doth he cause the 
oourta to be duelj kept hj the Beceyror and stewards of the 

m. Doth he, being at home, and not hindered by sicknes or 
some other urgent cause, (which is left to his owne conscience) 
daylj frequent the Divyne offices of the Church in his Quire habit ? 
And doth he in his owne person officiate and preach in the Quire 
upon the three principall feast dayes of the yeare, that is to say, 
upon Easter-day, Whit-sunday, and the day of Christ's Nativitie ? 
Or, in case he hath a just impediment, doth he proyyde some other 
eminent, learned, and fitt person to performe the same for him P 

IV. Doth he well repaire and keepe due residence in his house, 
heang not allowed abore one hundred dayes absence in all the yeare, 
except it be upon speciall occasions that are mentioned in the 
statutes ? And doth he other whiles goe to preach in some churches 
abroad within this Dioces, specially where sermons are most wanting, 
and able preachers, for lacK of due provision and mayntenance, can- 

Thirdly: concerning the Frehendaries. 

V. Are the third parte tft least of the twelve Prebendaries alwaies 
resident in their houses ? Doe they duely repayre those houses, and 
keepe their familyes and maynteyne hospitalitie there ? Doe they 
all, or as many of them as be any tyme at home, and are not hindred 
by aicknes, or other just causes, (wherewith their owne consciences 
are onerated) dayly frequent the Divyne service of the Quire, and 
beare their parts in it ? Doe they come to it every one in his Quire- 
habit, and keep his owne stall there first allotted to him ? Doe they 
in their owne persons officiate there upon those holy and festivall 
dayes whereon the Deane or the Subdeane doe not officiate them- 
sefyes? And doe they preach foure sermons there (one every 
quarter) in the yeare, according to their due course and order, or in 
ease of a just impediment allowed by the Deane, or, in his absence, 
by the Subdeane, doe they provyde another of their owne ranke and 
quality to performe the same ? And when they preach themselves, 
or such their substitutes that preach for them, doe they that day 
absent themselves from the Quire servyce, or come late to it, or stay 
they in the vestry and not in the Quire, attending there till the 
sermon tyme begins ? And doe they and their substitutes weare the 
Quire habit when they preach, and use that forme onely of inviteing 
Slid exhorteing their auditors to pray and give thankes for all estates 
of men in the Church and Kingdome, which is prescribed by the 
Injunctions and Constitutions Ecclesiasticall, and hath been hereto- 
fore accustomed, though of later tymes disused and left off by some 
men, who preferre their owne voluntarie and private dictates before 
the publique and approved formes of the Church ? 

VI. P'N- t':. \ . 1'.. pa' .!• "• •_•"•• t-i I r»:ir'. in -iir.!' i-I.-.n-^n*^ a* ri^V, 

FourtKJi: rj-.i.-'.-siitf; fh'- ».• • */ ''>» r* tftkf Tij/rvi a/no'*^ fif 

VI!. .\r.» !'.■■ S..l»!. i: I-. Tr ;i-:.r p :i?. ! Kfi'k^ir. i Tt r^ Ttf*«ffr 

iiji«!\ •■•-' - r: .;•.■! *a- :■ •• ! • ;. r\ r:i.-- ''.• .r :•• >rr.k.l i-ffiit* a*-"-^?:!^ 
Ill !:..■ -::iri.-- «.:•■.■ l . .r- :. : 

VIII. l» :". : . >.'.:..i . . i-. !'■■ .i- :. . !* t».o i>.a!..- r^r^fJ2j 
altiTiil !!;•■ :''\' r-. I ::.-:.! .i:. : 'i.p ■ r [•-./■:' all t!,i:,j^ aj j- -ta.s-^a^ 

t.» ii.i* ■ f 

IX. N !•.. !:. ^^. r .!. . ■ ■! :.:.! •*:••*.:: .:; ^av-rv^ a-, i n^ 
r.-w.:-/ !'■■ T '.'-'. ■ '!-. ■. .: .T r • : .■• :.■.%■ t ■ i .rr^f 
!»■•■. 1".. I» ..•■■■:■..•:■•. : I ' '■ .■•-:■>...•'. t. L» 

I f!;. . : I! i!'. ! ■ : '■ - : ' :» . i ■ • . l: ^ r r. . ■ ■ . i; -■mt 
I'!" :i!! ::. •••.-- ■ »* ■ •. '. : •■ m '. ■ ' I .■.-..-• r ■.*::;. :. •;.■ tisar 

' \ I>- ■'. • r- -..- " ■ .' I :; • ■• : ■ ■• t: ^* -r»- ■: .- viTto 
t":.- I>. .■ . I'r :■ : : i:.- . I'- ••;"-l v" • W •■•..:»■. 1 :..■•■ r ^ .<-0- 
I«i r* nr -. r\ i.'ii' . ! T' ■ t .'■'" .»- • ■ '". »'/■<■ ;i:j ■•;• :.:• . ! -i * ? 

N 1 ■■ iMH ti.; ! I', t" . . •. ..-.: •.,'. ■•...-'• I*.. r> .r.!.' W 

I ■..'■■1^ *■•■ ^*. :: .1 . 1 - .•!;■ . :.; '•;».'■■' a*- i •■ •" ? • j r i . tr la 
t". .:..;- 1.. .-.:.; : -r l" ■ :".r- .' .:•• :.■ -l - ..:... ■''■:■ :' • iV .r*-'. p«T- 
i:.j :..'.'. !"i \. . ■.. - ! r '■ ■ . • .■ .-■ .i". i r- : :-.! m :K- ?»•< 

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: .:! ■ r . .■ • . ! • ■. ! .r • ..••.!,: /. i- i (^^f^ 

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!■ . »-.: -\'.- !'• r .■'■*».'. . *..*.:.» ^y 

..■ ■. r. -.. r. ■.! ■ .•■;:•■ i . • ! .. 1 * ■■ . ■ ■"..,' \r»- l.*^ 
.'■ . ■ .' •.. : .■ 1' i- ■ . 1' ■ . .r.. -. .ir. i ! .:r«.:. :.• , :' t^rijr 
rn«'«it:i.r: an- l^ • ^ a.- «lui i\ (-hi-«< !i, a>i::.itt(-vl. JcA tM^^t 


to obserre the Statutes ot this Church, see farre as they are con- 
eened m them ? 

HI. Doth the Precentor carefully order and appoynte the hymnes 
and seryyces of the Quire to be dayly sung there ? Doth he take 
cue that the bookes belonging to the Quire be well and &irely 
bound, and soe from tyme to tyme preserved ? Doth he every day 
£ut]iMy note the absences aswell of the Deane and Prebendaries, 
ts of all other members and ministers of this Church that are bound 
to attend and assiiste in the servyce of the Quire ? Doth he every 
fertnight present the same note of absences to the Deane and 
Chapter? And is he duely chosen, admitted, and swome to per- 
fe me his office ? 

XHL Is the Sacrist likevrise duely chosen and swome to doe his 
doty ? Hath he received the furniture, ornaments and utensills of 
the Church by inventarie and indenture &om the Deane and Trea- 
surer? Doth he provyde a sufficient quantity of the finest bread, 
and best sorte of wyne for the Sacrament of the Eucharist, when- 
•oerer it is to be administred in the Church, and doth he place and 
Older all things aboute the Communion-Table or Altar, for the more 
decent celebration thereof? Doth he likewise provyde a sufficient 
atoie of waze lights to be used in the winter at Evening-prayers in 
the Church, or at other tymes when it is darke ? Doth he (or some 
oilier appoynted by the Deane and Chapter) diligently look to the 
eommon Library of the Church, and see that the bookes be well 
bound ^d preserved there ? And is there a catalogue or register of 
tlMwe books distinctly written, and remaineing in the Library, for the 
use of those who shall repaire thither to read them ? Ajid is noe 
book lent out to any man without a subscription or pledge to restore 
ibe same, in a due tyme prefixed by the Deane ? Doe you knowe of 
aoT books that have byn in the late wicked and distempered tymes 
imbezeled, and taken away, either by violence or fraude, and in whose 
bands now they are ? 

XIV. Are the two Virgers, and the two belringers subservient to 
tbe Sacrist? And doe they in all respects otherwise attend and 
performe their duetyes according to the Statutes of the Church 
whereunto they are swome ? 

XV. Doe the belringers duely keep the clocke of the Church? 
Doe they keep all the floore of the Church cleane ? Doe they suffer 
any burthens to be carryed through it, or any persons idlely to 
walke in it ? Doe they carefully open and shutt the doores of it at 
doe tymes prescribed them by the Deane and Sacrist ? 

XVI. Doth the Master of the Quiristers (or Organist) diligently 
teaeb and instructe the tenn young choristers every day in their 
Bcfaoole ? Doth he attend Di^mie service dayly in the Quire habit, 
as other the Singing-clerkes doe, and looke that all the Quiristers 
doe the same, every one keeping their gownes and surplices cleane, 
and behaveing themselves orderly, reverently, and decently, dureing 
tbe whole tyme of Divyne servyce in the Quire ? 

Z/iri UYSS f.KW'VII.I.F. 

X VII. Am thi* Si'Tfi.ilRi'uitrr ami TnhtT *»( thr Ommmar ArhooAr -jiilit'w.i. li;ir:.iii. :il..i !i!t !".ir t!.- :r «-tr\Cir U m* If rT iiu». 
::•■!. Tly l«:ii-'i .I!:-! Ask\\\ ii.«tr ti'ti- l^i-:r fi:;fit<^'rii* ihhii!!rr« tr!-«i^ua^ 
t" I'.:* 1 :. in), r !»■.■ !'.•* u-m- il.r |'n\fp« a[>p<iyntf^l ihrm iivir»» 
Mil; aii'i t'\* '..'.uj; •'\ir\ i!:i\ .u ti.«' «<■}.• ^ilf, .iini i!tir thi'V hnr.,; t^j^^ 
t'l l'^.tn-^ i'l* r\ >kii.<!:u :iri>i II >.; -iLiv. .in-l ii{h>ii t^ii-ir » Yrn^l r«««k 
ili-iN iitijb },:i!'iii •( 11. i'i> :r ::-'->»i.i^ .iinl ^'.iq^u-in. anii il.« th«« AtWtt4 

i?» t'.i- iiiritiiti! 'i :ili •• ;i|'|N.w.l. ', l" -r tin :ii ? 

Will An- :i!iy -l" li ■-.■ i :,-).!. ^ r.i- -■!...Ii.T« !i.lmittfNi int»» tW 
fi(-lii«'!<- !h !'ifri- t'l.i-y I .ii< p .!•! :ii. 1 'Anil-, aini U- Puffii'ifntU inftnx 
• Ntwl.iri' ill ''.i' rii i ::>•:.!■« ! .'rrMiir? A:* I ii*'n» axiy nf ife 
aNovc till- :i;:" • t' ti:t'iKi' \t ipt -.«'it!i t^iy »rn* tlr^t ^-iai^tt^, 
uM!i-t)i«\ l.i.l !■• fill I'T-mt'. i^» ..r:"«!.-r« •■!" f •' t'li-an-h !' 

.\l\. !».'•• t ■ • •■■t ;. :•• A. :«.••■. I'll iliirU fr»ijj;«tit the «iAjlf 
*iT\\r»' '■!":?,• « ■ .r- ..I" » • ■ .: I .■ r:i-i .ir« lt»»i\ a:i>l H'T* •>-r*t«f' dl 
AT \l lit \ I .•./'•«•• * .k'- .- t-..- *;.M.i Lm.;i«il ill tvr itaiufffflv 
till ir •>*..; •:.>:^ ;.• |-l :>•'!.. :'.•::.. :i^ X\- \ . i.j^t t** U-. (..i th« \ n tor** 
III li.t ir 'ii:) : \:. i : •■ : ."_v .' . r.* *•■ i;*''- r^i'-iil lo lf.« 
ail I I" til'- I" Ir:: jt r-. :w l':.' .r ir.'.rij..! •.. ■* aii<i ac»" »;'.l Jirrei:;: 
to. I.-? 

N.j-.'^.'y r Mj.v ifi^'i'i; />:r..T' ■•'^••'^t in t\r f'kwrrk. 

XX In i..rt"..r'i..i:..-.- ■■:■ P.iy..- - r- : •• .- T-..- M.-.'i..- .■!" t"..-r.fapp^ 
Pniy. r. :i'..i A. I: ;'..-T i* ; ■:. ■ :" ! •■ '^uri -t.:^. .i:. i .■:K«t r.lrt Bftl 
i'i'n-?ii.'ri\ ••«.:. '."•.• I -...r. • ■■: I!- j .i-. :.«..' ,y .i* ul. '.'*.:z.^'t u^*«crv«i^ 
w.lli-'ii! :i!!.r.i!:.ri .-r ..?. = .--: •. ': A:.i .ir. t'*..- !m \ir^.. tyiDrc flf 
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ti ■%• r\ . :ii- l:..i'. .iri- !• .:. i :■! •■ ■..•■ f • p •:.•.••. j .1 i-:. t'.rir ^bilB 

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an-i i-.irrjk iiij^ l!.i':ii-. .\* ^ a.'. ..i.. .:«.■■ n •.• r« :.r»' aii<i t[i\-^-:w\ ir.rrf ? 

S^f/'tifl!-^ : Ci'nrrrrf.'ij fSr j\i^ :rW iiJi,/ r^^ urn rf i\f i^imrrk. 

\\\ N !' • n- ii *•■ iMr»* .r. I ••r.irr l.ik'':i I'or l*;f n ncmnj and p^ ' 

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be aett up where it was before ? What is become of the wood and 
kftd of the two great broaches that stood upon the square towers at 
the west end of the Church ? How have the same beene disposed 
or imployed, and what accompt hath beene made thereof to the 
Deane and Chapter ? And if noe accompt be jet given, have you 
loagfat after it, and legally demanded it of those persons that pulled 
downe one of those broaches, and sold away the lead and wood of 
them both? By what other persons' (as you knowe or have heard 
from others that knowe it) have any parts of the Church fabricke, 
Ahar, Pont, Organ, Pulpit, doores, partitions, or stalles and seats in 
the Qotre, been destroyed ? Search out and name them, if by any 
neanes you may, to the end that if those impious persons and 
authors and abettors and instruments of theso destructions may be 
foimd oat, and live iu this kingdome, the law may compell them to 
make restitution ; or if not, that the names of such persons and their 
aa crfleg jous violence may be recorded among you to all posterity. 

XXII. What summes of money have you the Deane and Chapter, 
and those that were before you, already expended in these two last 
yeares about the fabricke and repaire of this Cathedrall Church, 
togeather with the renewing of all the ^miture, ornaments, and 
other things reauisite for the servyce of G-od to be duely performed 
in it ? And what proportions of money have you sett out and 
aUowed for the future, to perfecte and finish, as much as layeth in 
jou, the workes that you have soe well begun, to the end alsoe that 
this may be recorded to posteritye, and Ood may have honour by it ? 

XAlll. Are the severall houses belonging to the Deane and 
Prebendaries, and those that belong to the Petty-Canons all in 
good rnmyre ? and how many of them have bin lately spoyled and 
renewed or built up againe? At whose cost hath the same byn 
done P And which of those houses remaine yet unrepaired ? Are 
the Cloysters and the Chapter-house, the Library and the Eegister's 
offiee, the Treasure-house and the Dorter, the Petty-Canons' hall 
and the Ouest-hall, the Exchequer, and the severall schoole-houses 
bdonging to the Church, all in good and seemely estate ? Are there 
Doe incroachments made one upon another, nor any of those houses 
extended beyond their auntient limitts? And, if any be, was it 
done by the direction and order of the Deane and Chapter ? Are 
the eirloomes in every house preserved ? And are the woods and 
timber-trees groweing upon the Church-lands abroade, now after soe 
much mine and destruction made of them by others, carefully kept 
and ordered by you according to your statutes ? 

JBigitfy: coneemeing the Evidences, Charters and Munuments of the 


XXIY. Have you the original Statute-book of this Church, or doe 
jou endeavour to procure an Exemplification thereof under the Gbeat 
Seale of England ? Are the Evidences and Charters of the Church, 


2W i»» ^^ iK\Nvii IK. 

toiTiMtKcr with ilio r.iiirSr"''!--^, n*!'! hiviUn of aivompt. inTrntares 
firni i>biii:nt .i>ii4 •uiN-ly l.ixil up aii l ki-pt in Xhv Tn'anurv ? !• thcrv 
a fit p in:: rJn *• \\.* n*. wIht- in I" kitp th-- l'hi;ri'*i iii.-ri.-T. t«» }*r fros 
Ivini- l«» l\riii' t:iki'!i It'll. ai» ■^•ra^j-ifi •f.all rtsjuir**, (••r tV.r puS'u^-,.i« 
u^* tln-n..*"? Aiiil i^ O.tTv .ilvi.ixi-^ li. poniit li an-1 1-fl in t'.at rK«^«t, 
tlii- "»ii!M.i.«- !•:' l-A-i f.uiJ'ir. .1 [■.■•»:. i*. il iK*' lia*!. In U* ft- 1 !ir T^r all 
!ii i't **.ir\ iii[{>!>i\ iin-tit* »*'.'!!•• !:.• <'?'.ri*'ir !* V.*' i' ■?: M'»r. Srai* 
nl'y.w. ihi* Piiini- an. I • ^lj•li^. *i ruri 1* !.i\"ii up ani k«';t lh»ff ui 
iir:i«krt'. K\ it •••■ll'<- r .\^•I i« i! ii< w-r tnkf'i put t<i ari^ •« a*'* 
Ifttt-ni p.itfnt«. "f otiirr %int»in:^' ^--lur*- l!.»' *arni- U« n-i:"«*f*^*. '^'^l. 
ami p.viM ■! In i-iiniir.'>n r"Ti«iiiit in tKr •'h:iptfr->;i'U«i' r \rr i»a# 
kr%«*« i»t' tliiM Tria-(ir\'fi i-hf-:. ii.>i i.i*l>!t. ».in1\ li[>t \'\ \\r i '«^ 
TipTi thi-nMintit :ipp- \ i.ltil !>% tin- M.ili.!i ■% i-! I 'if rM*r» '•: • 

\inthl^ : orrf't ; ^*.'' /rf;.' ; • •" n 'ir'r*. lutfis an J frm*m0 mf §^ 

joytifrjr'f r\ .r.;' '• f •• «, .J-: / '. rdn/r urcurtj fs. 

X\V Ilat*i aiiv iVii'* !til' ' t \r.v'..r*' h\u uT«i m t>»r l«*Ctinc a' 
n!i\ )nur iai.'i*. n ir 'i- r- ar.-i !. f.» •■ . i.t- !.. InrtM-. r i.tranr :.' v^^^V 

M:ituti-.« ': Mr jil.\ ii.i- ■« '.■.:! r- ;i«l' !>% \.ii w:T». -il ptiV'..:r|.| •:M*rtff«S 
f.-r ill*' p.i\im:.T ••! !■• I r. .r. -.-r- i.' :i:..t k» i ; n;: rti\. ■ r Aad 
w^ithi-r liMll: t .• n- l-\n .m-. n'.i« :. i^'!i. r!.Tt^4i*i*. Itttir.^ t- • f«iw 
InniH-. Knif xr i'i>'i..-i ti.ji- t*:' •aii\ i.i:.ii« ur li v.t-UH W.m ^>rj-in;;i;.f t*« \hm 
I liun-K ? 

or lH_\.ini t",*- t« :iri! : •.n«" ai.-l twifit\ _\inrr«. ai.-i ■>!' \i»'.ir btir ct f 

ti nt ii.ii.i« l" \< rui ;i'rt\ r llau- \> u i« I a! ^ ; .irt«- it' (f.r iVir(«« b«^ 
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an- !*.!• I "rti. :.-• • I t*t'.'. -i.-j- -. .1 .t I at u.-rr M-tt uu! f.-r rvvty 
iilii- .■•'!: • ::! r 

W\ II 1 1: *M I : ihL' "t' »^i' :» n -ii'T:--!'. arr-'riiir-.j t.i th-' SCAl^tai 
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IJ iip-. .i-.n iiiu* ttial wf -I' twi.i-r Ar.«i iI-h- thi-r tr.«:i u«r !%> aa^ 
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XX VllL Is the money appoTnted hj statute for charitable uses 
(beixig the summe of eiebtj six pounds thirteene shillings foure 
pence) yearly and faithfuUy payd and imployed by you towards the 
lelide of poore persons, and for the mending of highwayes and 
InridgeBy ana is there every yeare a due accompte made thereof at 
your audit ? To which audit doe all your bayliffs, and other your 
officers^ oome to make their due accompts alsoe ? 

Ttnikfy : eoneemeing the keeping of Chapters, and regUtring the Acts 
there made, with Acts of Visitations, 

XXIX. Doth the Deane, or, in his absence, the Subdeane, call 
and keep a Chapter every fifteene days, according to the Statutes of 
the Church, that he and the Prebendaries may prudently and quietly 
conaolt aboute the affaires thereof, and advyse togeather for the well 
<»dmng of all things thereunto belonging ? In those Chapters are 
Tonr Acts made, registred, and subscribed, by the Deane and Pre- 
Dendaries that be then present, especially at your two great Chapter- 
dftjes, to be held constantly upon the xxth day of July, and the 
zxth of November, every yeare ? And is your Acte-booke well and 
fairely written, and safely kept P 

XXX. What speciall Acts and Injunctions have byn made and 
srren you by your Visittors, the Bishopps of Durham, our pre- 
deceaaora, in their severall visitations of this Church since the yeare 
of our Lord 1617 ? The sight whereof you are to exhibitt unto us, 
within one monnth after this our first day of commeing to visitt 

JEleaoerUhly : concemevng the letter provision for Vicaridges and 
appropriated Churches, 

XXXI. Have you the Deane and Chapter taken care, and made 
provision for the poore Vicarages and Churches abroad, (whereof 
the impropriated Rectoryes belong to you) according to his Ma- 
jestie's letters, lately sent unto you for that good purpose ? How 
many of those Vicarages have you augmented, and to what yearly 

XXXII. Have you yet provyded and appoynted sufficient and 
able Curates for the severall appropriate churches that belong unto 
your care in the Citty of Durham and elsewhere? And doe you 
allowe and pay unto them their competent and annuall stipends? 
And how much have you augmented them ? 

Twelfthlg : concemevng offences and crimes of ecclesiastical cog^ 

XXXIII. Doe any of the Prebendaries, Minor-Canons, Lay- 
derkes, or other the members, ministers, and servants of this Church 
refuse at any tyme to obey the lawfull directions and commannda of 


'2M l'» l.N i.RlN\|| I.I.. 

thi* I)*>ano. to whomc, aji to thrir ^iitli* and i^rrniour. tkrr afv 

X.WIV. WiH-iiit-r tit- aii\ *>( thmi kii>>«»i'. fAmni. i>r Miip^rtv^ 
til \\\v 111 ati% t;rii \i>ii^ i>r MMitil.iM'U** rrwnr. or Kavf* tht-j (VtD.Bk:tt^ 
aiiv nthi-r ••ffi-iii*!* tYiil Id piirti«haMf h\ •t^rlfvuitticall crruurrs. mad m 
pubircto t«» thi* t'i<^iii/an<*r i't'\iiur Viiitor? 

III. Art icTi.i-xT i»r Till- itrr^MTtiir mf inr Dri^ i^DrRirrva 
i»r DiuiiiW !.<« hi:i'\ihf*, \k' aitiii thi: Ki.]iTnfthTi(p» *. 

Juiii- 12. Itii'ili \i. .ii.-^%ir !•• ll.i- :* t/ii.int4 ii)iat l^th U'«>q ea- 

{x'litifMl l>\ tlii- t ':ktltii!r.ill ( iiwn-it ••:' iKin^nif mno* tut MajratM* 
iapp\ nturii. 
'i"i» till- Nt. w*.it jii p |'i\ n- n»>-i .'ri.i*:.t?it« ? 

Ill tl.r \ran It'.r.i. 1 1::;(/ :>« <i./ 1-. t'"- v^n- 1C«;2. 22.'i«i/ 11# U 
Ilk tl.i' \. 'in- li'ii>.{ t.. .lull rj. «'JJ<' 1> li'./ >utn i:uii;< :U \J 

T> t^ii* 'Jici. 111 rt}-;i\n« •-: i.-ii-** a:. it*l9 At the chMTigm 
i.f t'.r 1». a:i ;i:..l I V. tn-i.-liir:. -. :ti;i t;/ 7* :t / ? 

T- tJu- :i.l. 111 |iri-i!-.t« t.i t*.i' Kif.;:? 

111*'!* ;tl i'llf |'rr*r!.t *'\ li.f I K-.ll; AlA t '..Ipt* T. IW*/ lf;T#^ hf 

r»..ft'.f Prt l»fii.i:ir:. ••. :«'.<•/ I'- h'.i!."* ai.'l • t*.»T IVt'«^Un»« 
whii i::i^i- ti.' :r |riMitt.* m •■ pj> (-;« an* i.'<t put u|«>n thj* a^ 

Ci Tl'.pt 

T- tV- l!\ K'T n.iinij t ■.■■:; ■ !" ."np!:^i*. ^"»/. 

T" i!.«' .'i'. • . wi,.ji i-'T :iit::iiii-i.t.i:: !.•» ? 

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t. !:-. 711." j « r .ii.rjUfii 

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t.- l^..- .•• uril.. ami I.' !!.•• |HHr .-l" I' v.. R«'/ tin- jx to ihir |^ 

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r '•• 7''i. wli.i! t" .iri\ ; ■.^..l % .-•;^'' : 

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|- r ir •. .::. 

I'-- '. • i **v,. w" .i! wi a'.i'W t«' p:.ri' i-iT"! ? 

I • .r .i!..-.\.i:. .• !. I -.p *.;i-i'r* w .'. :i; | • ar t-- U- m^n* iKm «^i 
n :» ■ ; »;. •! *; \ • r: ;i*. •.'.. !.r-' j .n-.'-.w-. !: in ^'v« tr^-trr*. ."i^ 
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i i; -.i' ■:. . t !•....- . 1-. -.-*:■:. . .r ar.^wi r !■■ t!.. i.i t'. V^ua rv i^Ai 
». ■ :.-. ;■ P .1. 

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Ifi. We oannoi make any lease for lives, it being against our 

2iid. For 21 years we have not taken 4 years value of any tenants, 
of many not 3, and of some, and they not a few, not 2 yeares value, 
if their farmes be iustly rated. Where any of our tenants have com- 
plained that their farmes were over-rated by us, we have put it to 
them to rate their own farmes and to set their own fines ; promising 
tbem either leases for such fines as they themselves should set, or to 
give them soe much if they would quietly quit their farmes and leave 
us to find other tenants. Which ofiers we have made them, not in 
consideration of any right they have in their farmes, they being all 
leaseholders, and their leases expir'd, but in consideration of the 
great oppressions they have endur'd, during the late troubles. And 
wbere ther is not enough to be discounted for their purchases, by 
lesson their leases are but lately expir'd, we have not demanded soe 

Wbera leases were made to any of them in the year 1643 which 
are not yet expir'd, or but very lately, we have demanded but litle 
more then one year's value for a new lease, and /)f some of them 
not soe much, and soe proportionably for other leases but lately 

^or manv leases of houses in Durham, and olher things of small 
ndne, which, being very many, make up a considerable part of our 
rerenne, we have made many leases without demanding any fme of 
BOtAk as were either poor, or had suffer' d much in the late troubles, 
or were related to the Church, and of others of them a small matter 
towards the furnishing our Library with bookes. 

To the Qusre what necessary repayres are yet to be taken care 
finr, and what they will amount unto ? 

1. For houses for our Petty-Canons, Schoolmaster and Usher, 
tiieir must be new houses built, the old being quite demolish'd. 
2. For fineshing our Quire, upon which we have many dayly at 
warke. 3. For building a new font, suteable to that which was 
destroy'd by the Scots. 4. For a new pulpit. 5. For the front of 
oar Quire toward the Church. G. For glazing twoe windowes in a 
place cal'd the 9 altars, behind the Quire, one great window on the 
north side, and one round window with painted glasse at the east 
end. 7. For lead worke and timberwork about some turrets upon 
the top of the Church. 8. For mending the pavement of the Church 
and Quire. For all these, and some other things which we intend 
to doe, we conceive the charge will amount unto 3000/. 

We have not put upon this accompt, 1. What we have allready 
expended, and what we must yet expend to maintain the rights of 
our Church. 2. What any of us have privately given to any pious 
or charitable uses. 3. What is expedient, though not soe necessary, 
toward the repayrin^ of some decayes in our Church, which we know 
not whether we shaU be able to undertake. 

Since the coming of the present Dean, Mich. 1661, we have had 

'jr»'2 in: \N (.KINVIIXK. 

Imt -i!!!* ilivi'loii«i. «!.i-}i «:i« ri->t cnvit* r tli.111 wai itrlinarr m f n 
xiiir'. I'll-rf i).o l.iif tpitiM, » iKr rt-l Ih-i:*;; f*iwn".l fur 1>jc n- 
jif ii«-i !« iit' tKi- rtiun'h. xr ailri .iilv ••i|M'iiiii*(i. Aiiil iii>« uur trri irr 

IV. rii\nTi:is \Mi ni^-iinuiTM^H rinix THE A?ri«Cftt or rsB 

])» \M. \^l» l*UMlf.Mi\l;l» -• III |)| UHhV Til TIlC AftTICLCt uF MT 

Ml • >u \ i«>M \ii>i^. riii: 17 1 M Dii <>i Ji I T UU\o *. 

Till I aii-'^xi r ii>»t i>:nii«".''.\ :!•« t).<-\ an- S"Uti<i !'v thfir ^^h tx dA 
!.. til* M-\irill \rliili'*, l»;il ri I. rr t'» li.f ^'t-hrruii «nliX2^ tub*cr.'!«U 
Nv til" I'i u!ir aii'i • I J'. I IV. : 1 * ••; i.:.j. 

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at home^ or hj others abroad, or bj his sacred Majestie when he 
shall know of it 

Their answer concerning sacbutts and cometts is extrinsecall to 
tiie inqoiiTy thongh the Bishop likes them Tery well, haying been 
eatsbUshea in his time when he was Prebendary heretofore. 

They confesse they want a School-master, and rely for the present 
upon a probationer, by whose unfitness to teach, and to goyeme the 
achoole, most men haye taken away their children firom it. The 
Cookes! places granted nnder the Chapter seale as patents* (in 
whose time soeyer) are against statute and ought to be yoyded by 
course of law. 

If th e pr esent Deane and Chapter grant no offices with patent, 
Qoare, What becomes of their Stewuxl*s office? And what will 
become of their Begister's office, if it should fall yoyd in their time, 
wherein no man will serye them without a patent P 

2d Title. Concerning the Deane. 

The answers to the 2d, 3d, and 4th Articles concerning the Deane 
eonfesse that there is yet no sunrey made of the lands belonging to 
the Chnrch, which they fey cannot yet bee fully discoyered. In the 
mean while, of those that are already discoyered, why is not the 
mmrej made and recorded ? The seryice is not yet performed so 
often in the Quire as it was before. The song bookes are torn and 
not renewed. The Lectome and Litany-desk are meane and un- 
oomely. The Aitar is cloathed with course countrey cloath. The 
Treasory and Begistry are undigested into order. The inyentory of 
goods belonging to the Church is not yet perfected &c. The floor 
€^ the Chnrch is broken. The tombs of benefactors are left broken. 
The north door, and the jammes of the windowes without are plais- 
tered np with morter. The Church-yard wall is not repaired, but 
left open to annoyance, &c. The pinacles aswell at the east as west 
end of the Church, and on the north side thereof, are not repaired. 
All the other particulars mentioned in the Articles, they say joyntly, 
are well performed; which had been enough to say in answer to 
those Articles concerning the Deane. The rest of the answers here 
are onely declamatory commendations of his understanding, and his 
yigilant care in managing of seyerall suites at law and chancery 
against refractory tenants, and of his yindicating this Church into 
more fireedome than it had for these hundred yeares and upwards ; 
which freedome is not explained, and therefore cannot be understood 
by the Yisitour what is meant by it, unlesse they meane their free- 
dome from paying the King any subsidy, or from repayring the 
"Bishop's seat in his Consistory, as they haye done his seat in the 

^ If thej cannot remedy this without law, the law may be prosecuted against 
them, aaweU as against their refractory tenants ; and against their tenants they have 
proceeded by law. Why not against these ? — Margimai note. 

2(\\ MKW riRlWII.I.K. 

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6th Title, Concerning Divine Offices. 

They answer here that all is well. They referr to the statute 
which they conceive impowers the Deane to order the times and 
pboes of flill Divine offices, according to his owne prudence, without 
taking any notice of the Bishop's power, to whom this prudence of 
the Deane is subordinate, and subject to inquiry, whe'ther he pro- 
ceeds 9eeundmn regulas prudentue, or no, wherein they are all bound 
hj an oath to obey the Bishop, as hee shall see cause to require 
uem. They say that some among the Prebendaries weare not 
hooda answerable to their degrees, but they do not specify who these 
Prebendaries are. They say that their studies and meditations hinder 
them from coming to the Quire service so often as otherwise they 
would do, and that they have not herein looked upon the practice of 
their predecessors, which might be various and not imitahle^ words 
Toy obscure to the Bishop. They referr to the Chappell Bojall for 
th^ patteme, and to other Cathedrall Churches, where, if any thing 
be amissOy they have no rule nor reason to follow it. 

*lth Title. Concerning thefahrick of the Church, 

Here is a long narration made of the workmen whom they have 
inmbyed, first by day- wages, and afterwards by the great, which they 
■till continue to do ; reserving as they sa^ sufficient money to pay 
them, but to what summe that money anseth they say not, nor to 
what Bomme the repairs which are yet to be made, and injoyned by 
tbe Visitor, will amount, upon a view that should have been, and 
ought to be, taken thereof, by the severall and respective workmen. 
^ inhabitants of the City, neighbours and strangers, many of them 
find as much fault with the patching of the Church with course 
BKnter and lime upon the asler work without, and the broken pave- 
ments within, with many other defects there, aswell as some of those 
P^nona do commend what is well done alr^uly. But these things 
•''B to be referred to the view and consideration of the Bishop, and 
^ to strangers and neighbours of the city. What those things are 
vhich they hope the Bishop will not presse upon them, or what their 
Wttona are against them, they do not specify. Although they be 
giurdians of the Church, yet they must give the Bishop leave to be 
their Overseer • (and that in a higher sence then what is specifyed 
in Mr. Dalton's Justice of Peace) and if he findeth any thing de- 
fecttreto have it supplyed and amended, for this belongeth to his 
jnriadiction over them, which he is bound to preserve, and must give 
>n aooount thereof to Ood and the King and to his owne conscience, 
-^gsinst the sacrilegious persons, in all these five yeares they confesse 

* It is th6 GMe of all other Rectors and Churches in the Diooes.— Ifor^tMi 

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VHh TUle. Ckmceming the keeping of Chapteri, and Acts of 

Wbat the lawfull' impediments are whj a Chapter is not kept 
erery fortnight, thej do not specify, and therefore the Bishop, who 
is to judge of those impediments, whether they be agreable to the 
itatates or no, cannot tell whether he shall allow them or no. The 
good carriage and temper of their Chapter is commendable, but the . 
tudng of other places, and saying that there are but few examples - 
Hke to their owne, is not so, and is altogether extravagant, and 
eztriiuecall to the Bishop's inquiry. 

Strange it is that they can find no footsteps of any Acts of Yisita- 
tioD, which is a sign that they have not well been kept, and therefore 
they are bound to take more care of them hereafter. But when they 
ny that they find no inquiry grounded upon Injunctions, it should 
■eem they do not so much as keep the Articles of Visitation neither, 
wberein, (not long since exhibited) before my time, they might have 
feimd this Article amongst others, viz. Num. 28, in fine : — " What Acts 
hmve been made by the Bishops of Durham, your VisitarSj in their 
severaU Visitations^ and how are they observed and kept from time to 

They desire that no such Acts or Injunctions may be made with- 
oad tfaiey be first asked and consulted about them, which was never 
jet demanded of any Bishop by their predecessors, or any others 
that used to be visited by him : and the Kectors, Vicars and Church- 
wardens of every parish within his Diocess may aswell demand the 
■ame of him, as the Deane and Chapter, which they themselves can- 
not think fitt to be granted. 

The certificate which they mention in this answer they disowned 
tiiemselves, and withdrew it as being a * writing not so considerately 
drawne up as it should have been. 

To the rest of my Injunctions they answer nothing. 

To the 34th Article, they say they have augmented two Vicarages 
in Durham during pleasure onely, which is not according to the 
King's Letter, if they be not established upon them for all times to 

To the 36th and 37th Articles, they answer that there is no irre- 
golarity in habits, but they say nothing of coming to the Church in 
night gownes and grey stockings, nor of wearing long rapiers, great 
slurted jumpes, and short daggers. 

To the additionall Articles, they confesse that some of their Man- 
non-houses belonging to their Corps abroad, are ruined, and they 
plead against the repayring of them, and say it is more for the 

* Wherein they pat a sdvo for the privileges and liberties of their Church, as they 
c^led it, appropriating it to themselves. Of which privileges amtpliandwn eit, prout 
m ehariA wbjwuet&.^Margindl note. 

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9. That tiiey hftye the patronage and right of presentation in 
many ehnrches. 

10. That thej are custodes spiritualium^ sede JEpiscopaU vacante. 

Tkeie following are none of their primledgeg' or libertiet, 

1. That thej shall not as well erect a consistorial seat for the 
Bihop within the precincts of his Cathedrall Church, as his stall in 
fte Quire, or his throne betwixt the Quire and the Altar ; all which 
thej are to preserve to him, and furnish for him in honourable and 
mtmi manner. 

2. It is not their priviledge or libertie to keepe any places void 
tbt are appojnted by the Statutes of the Church, nor to dispose of 
tlie stipends, and profits thereunto belonging at their pleasure. 

8. It is not their priviledge or liberty to order the times and 
1^1068 for Divine service as the Deane or they shall thinke fitt, with- 
out the consent of the Bishop ; for upon this mistake some former 
Beanes and Prebendaries have appoynted the service only to be read 
in the Quire, and a ryming psalme to be sung instead of the Nicene 
Creed before sermon. And if it be left wholy at the liberty of the 
Beane, as now is pretended, he may do as rope Gbegory the 11th. 
did, and for more conveniency (according to his owne prudence) ap- 
poyntthe Evening Service to be sung before dinner; (and that m 
aipr other part of the Church, out of the Quire) neither of which the 
Biihop must allow. 

4 It is none of their priviledges to come in to the Quire in their 
Aun and night gownes, or to sitt with theire hatts on their heads at 
the leading of the first and second lessons. 

[Indoned, '' Papers conoemiDg my Lord's Visitation In 1665."] 

BAaiEs, MiNOB Canons, Clebks akd otheb Officebs of the 
Cathedeal Chubch of Dubham IV the thibd Episcopal 


LoKD Bishop of Dubham, ik the eighth teebe of his ook- 


1. Was all things in the last Visitation found a miss rectifyed and 
uiended in due time, according to the Monitions and Injunctions 

2. Concerning the Deane. 

Hath the Deane since the last Visitation hin vigilant in his office 
^ gOTemment over all the Canons and Ministers of the Church ? 
Hath he taken care that all Divine services be duly and religiously 
P^ormed at the several times and places thereunto appointed : that 

* Hunter MSS. iL 1U9. 

270 l»l IN i.RlNVH.LR. 

t}.<- (*)iun'h Alniii ht' t'.nthfiillv (iiiitn)Mit«*il : that hfvi{»it«]itr (v \rpl 
h\ r.iiM-i-!r«' ariil thr ('.ifi<>ii>i ri'!*hl«>iit . tiiat t^i* lri-a.«urr. i>rr.i!nf ta> 
:tiiii I'uriiitiirv I'i ill*' I'hun-li, toirilhfr »ith ihr i*hr«te«. «nt:Bfi. 
I'M.k*. r«-::.-t'r-, :iri.l .ul"!'.i-r i;-..!'. .t u!»*ii«il!ii Iv »»'ii ar..! «aMv 
j.n^ini'l liint tin* rourt-* U' liml^ krpt bv thi* Kror:»er umI 
Mi-viaril ut'lhi' C't'.iin'lir Hat*» I.*- (!:••! Iiaviu-^ bin hifi»in-«i St t^- 
I.. **, ,ir i'll.iT i.tlT' T.t i*a'i''»'> 'i-vL^ !ri-.j .f!il»-.l t'n* l);«:i.f ■ tf;.'*^ Y 
llii- I'KMrrli i!i Ij!- H in- [Mint r \\,\i\. >.*' • r.'py y^T*- i?. f .• wotf 
j«. r>.'!i •■iVii'ialfil ai.'l |-pm«'i' -i iii t'.*- I^.iir»- i-fi I'lf •■'linm ti-*«: liavM 
i»\ i^i- Sr.iTiitfH i.l" !•.•■ ('I.iin'. .i;-j ■■.!»!. -.i ui.l.- J.rn: *r i:. -*«p o^ 
j.j^l i!njit .I'.iiiiiit iiiili I- I rii\ !■!•■: '.■-M.' .tr.. r • Ti.ii.i :ii. ifarr.'^: wad 
fit i-.f-'Ji I" |-i r?'-'riii- l\.*' "•irii'- :• r i.iti. r Hal'; ho k'pt !..• '. .^«W 
jfi i: • -il n-jiain*. aii«i ■! i-- p "•ii« :.-•• tfii-n- [^"yt] acc*'r»i,rii5 :.'» tW 
>t:i!i.l.'. .•! \''i* I 'i, .-•'.!' I i.-i ' i!'. \.'' %•!! . * ■.f-r%t-i * .« vbW 

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a:.% ll.ii.L'. •!• liari* l'".«- Ir .1'; 

;) f\ttirr-ninjthr I'rrf^n.hrin 

l!.i\i* tilt' Majur i'ain'ii* in li.<ir turm-n ki-(-t n*^i>ii*nci* ? Hate i 
liM^l a tiiini part ut' ti.r 11! l'r» !i!i'Lir:r-. (•!!. ri*9LAiii in t^irir ^j< 
inasittaiiiiiu' ii«-!*|-itai:tv l\.*n': Ila\i- .t.l >i!' tKi-in k«'{-l th«:r biuMi 
lU ^••^»ii n*| a:n* r llavi- ai. ••!' thi'in. «t a^ uiaii\ at* at axi% tit&e kaiw 
I'ji at ii'Miii', aitil lU't !i:n'in-i b\ n:i "Krj«'«* 'T ■• ju^t •'aut**. davir 
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.ihT\ n','4in-.i •■!' ?";»-m *\ ::.- >"aJu*.- .1 t:..-\-:. : 1: id 
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I -'• i- ' •-'> :.'i:i>i-« •:>•:*.- Man ti.i k I... tan f;^.. to Mv t;«at tW 


Choieby walk of the Ghurch-jard, and all houseB and buildings 
theieiinto belonging be constantly kept in good and sufScient re- 
ptile ? Have they made provision for all things needfuU for the 
fomiture and ornaments of the Church P Have thej bin carefull to 
look that all the Plate, Vestments, and other utensills belonging to 
the Church, be diligently preserved, examining the inventories of 
them every quarter of the yeere, that nothing may be lost or spoyled 
bjr negligence? Have the Eeceivers bin industrious in gathering 
and receiving the rents, debts and arrearages due unto the Church ? 
Hive they made due payment of all moneys so gathered and received 
to the Treasurer, within the time limited by the statutes ? 

5. Concerning the Divinity Reader, 

Hath there bin constantly a Divinity Seader belonging to the 
Ckiirch, being an eminent and learned person, of the degree of 
Xaster of Arts at least? Hath he constaatly frequented Divine 
•emce in his Quire habit ? Hath he duely performed his duty in 
preaching on the two Sundayes in the yeere, according to his course, 
QD Festival dayes, and on the Wednesdays and Frydays in the time 
of Lent : and hath the wages according to the Statutes of the Church 
Kn duely paid unto him P 

8. (kmceming the Minor 'Canons, Ministers, and other officers of 
the Church, 

Haih the full number of Minor-Canons, Clerks, Ministers, and 
<Aer officers of the Church bin constantly kept up, as well by fill- 
ing the roomes vacant last Visitation, as by providing others in the 
l&es of those which have since that time dyed and removed P Have 
tbqr bin all duely chosen, admitted and swome to observe the 
States of the Church so farre as they are concerned in them? 
Bave all the aforesaid Ministers and officers, both those that have 
Kn of late admitted, and those that were admitted before the last 
Titttation, behaved themselves well in their respective offices and 
jdaoee ? Have they duelv frequented Divine service in their Quire 
WnttB, behaving themselves reverendly and orderly there? Are 
tfaey all men of good fame and honest conversation? Have they 
ihewed them selves able and fit persons for the performance of all 
daties required of them by the Statutes of the Church ? Have their 
wages and salaries bin duely paid them ? Give direct answeres to 
ereiy perticuler conteined in this Article. 

7. Concerning Divine offices in the Church, 

Hath in the performance of Divine service the Book of Common 
Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Bites and 
Ceremonies in the Church of England, bin duely at all times ob- 

272 DKAM r.RA5V||XR. 

MTTod, without alteration, nmiMinn or adclition P Ilive the w 
tini«*ii of Miiniiiig, Kreninf;. ami Communion Sorrier bin diatift 
ko|»t ? II nth oviTV (>ii(* that in Km ml to mmo thi'rrin mDila 
worm* till- haliitt (mIuiii^ih;; to iKiir ri-f»[M-«-ti%i* tlrt^r*** an«l qvabli 
iliith tlx* i*ri*.irlu*r at am* tim«' utavi^l in thr %niirT. *»r otKcr pk 
out itftlii* (jiiin*, liunni; tin* tiim* of Ihvim* fu-nirv*. till hx« xomg 
to the pulpit ? ILith anv l*n-ai*h<'r t;<<n up into the pulpit wttk 
hin (juin* hahit ? Hath hi* at any tinit* uiumI an\ M*t T nine or 
t«'ni|Minin' pray it U'fon* hi« i*rrii;nri, or any othi-r ritnifftaliofi 
pravi'r lii*Hii|i*fl thi' furiiu* appotnt<-il )iy thi* (*iin»titut:i>n4 anil C^a 
of th(* tMum*h of Kntrlaml r Math anv hin aiimittiNl t«> pivttrh 
thin (Miurt* h nut bvin^ a liccnsiii prvai'iirr, ur U'fon* h«* had ahn 
hifl lici'nco ? 

H. Conerrnitt'} fh^j'jf'nrl nml rrp*urrM of t^e Ckmrck. 

Hath tlirn* hin «iu(* can' XiVvu t.i kiM-;-- t^«* ('*iurt*h an*l all b« 
inir" thfn*unt«i Ulunc^'ii; I'l cihmI an*! juitfii'irtit n>pain<? Iljlh 
the nH»fi* liin c*iinMantl\ krpt iMxi-n-ii with IraJ millioic^t to \m 
out till' raine anil wrthi r ? tiarr tin* vnmlttwi-* b:n krpt vrll |[Im 
the rtitn Hi'll arni rvfn!\ pa\iil. thi* w.iIU mi*!! plA^tm-*!, and vUl 
anii till* inhitli* nf tin* t*hi>n*h k«-pt i-lraitf* t'pirii «-••)•« r!>9 and da 
Hath till* I'hurt'h-yi'anl «uil hin kipt up. the i:atr« lh*n^*f kept ki 
ntiil shut to kiv|N* nut <iwin«- ani ratt* !I ? llaM* thr h>utraof 
l)i*anr, thr Major arnl Mtii'T-raiioTii. anil "f a!'. l'.*< ftlirr od 
b«*liiiii;ini* to the I'hun'h Inn ki pt in c*-"! an-i rur.ttant rvpn 
llalh rare bin taken that n«i m u !• a*i « iih'>u;<i be n.a*W of 
h'>u<M*^ ntainltnL; U|Hin thf t'hun h-\earti. a«viinlin«; t>> thr comm 
iif hid late .M:ijfiil\ Kir.tT <">kar!f« the tir^t. >>f (;!i-n«»u« nirnMiTT, gr 
until the iK-ane and i'ha]<t«r h\ lim l{4>\al lA'tten r 

0. ( onrrnnnp thr /.*ri./r«.-rf tinl f'h.trfrn -jskr ('kmrekn 

TIath ran* bin taken i** pn'»« ne a:..! kirj^* fn-m mould I 
ri»tt»-in«* the an«v.-t.t r\i ili i..".i • ai.l i-?..irtt r« *•■ 1- :.j v^ t-- !*.e i\m 
ti'i^ither with till- Slatuti-tH»i»k*. U-.k« 'f aiv<-..r.t ar. I .ritmlani 
1 1. Ill- lh«'\ hm -utfriMl t'< U- tKp'-Ai.i- a^^tit a;;! vaUu h\ «m 
niii*«-, ur i-thtT \ An* thi>\ k^i t :ii C"^^ i ri!iT az<'l mrtbod, 
to Ik* ntaile um- tif u|Mm all iMva^i'iia r 

III. f '•M"r»-»:i'!.; ltt(»*\j ■ ' M i".n. 'f, .V • 

Math any frautluleiit praeeii>> !•.*. um*1 m h t!::.;* ai.i f the B 
n< r*. lantin. anil t«-nrnift.t« <•• fant.!*, i-ontrarr i** \Mur Statoti 
II »th any li-a»r« !»in n.ailf h\ y-'i »utTii*iei.t *iirrl*r« for 
pawi.ent nf the C'hurvh rtnt and krepii;^ coirnantaP liatk ik 



bin iDj ilieiuitum, mortgage, letting to fee-iiurme, sale or exchange 
of any lands or tenements belonging to the Church P Hath there 
bm anj leases made of the Church lands for lives, or for more then 
21 jewesy and of the burgage tenements for more than 40 yeeres ? 
Ha?e you let any part of the Corps belonging severally to the Deane 
•ad mbendaries which ought to be kept in their owne hands for 
the better maintenance and keeping of residence and good hospi- 
ti% in their respective houses ? 

11. Concerning keeping up of Residence, Sfc, 

Have you observed the Statutes of the Church in keeping resi- 
dences, admitting none thereto that are not by the Statutes capable 
of keeping them ? Have the Eesidentiary constantly frequented the 
Choith, both forenoone and evening, during their 21 dayes of resi- 
dence? Have they in their times of residence augmented their ordi- 
niij tables, keeping good hospitality, and inviting to their tables the 
■wmbers of the Church and their poore neighbours, and strangers ? 
Bith every Besidentiary duely observed the &sts, and dayes of absti- 
Mnee, ordained by the lawes, ecclesiastical and temporal, of tliis 
Cburch and Kingdome? Hath every Eesidentiary allowed him, 
dnring his 21 dayes residence, 40 shillings a day, according to the 
CQstomes and usages of this Church P Hath any Prebendary not 
capiUe of keeping residence, or any that being capable have not 
kept tbeir residence in their due course, had a dividend, or any part 
« pardtion thereof, allowed unto him : and, in making of the divi- 
<lfBds, have you observed that none be made till the Church have 
bb first served, by having all things both without and within, and 
d itructures and buildings belonging thereto, kept in good and suffi- 
«nt repaire : or, at least, before you have made any dividend, have 
70Q laid by as much money as would, by the judgment of skilfull and 
*Ue artists, amend and repaire whatsoever hath bin amiss or out of 
crier? ' *^ 

12. Concerning keeping of Chapters, and registring Acts, Sfc. 

Hath the Deane, and in his absence the Sub-deane, called and 
^)t a Chapter every 15 dayes, accorcLing to the Statutes of the 
Church ? In those Chapters have your Acts bin registred, and sub- 
Ktibed by the Deane and Prebendaries then present : and is your 
Act-book well and fairely written and safely kept P 

18. And lastly, have any of the Major or Minor Canons, lay sing- 
ing-men, or other the members, ministers and servants of this 
Chnrch, at any time refused the lawfull directions and commands 
of the Deane, to whom, as their guide and govemer, they are swome 

N n 

274 liK\!« GftAXVILLK. 

tn f^To due obedienr« and rprrrrnrc* P II«re anj of ihrm bm I 
famod. or ■uiip<*ct«Hl to liri* in anv |^*i%ioua or 9cmndalan» 
havo aiiv (»f tkriii coTiimitt«*d any other offc-ncp punuhaMr h 
aiajktical cfnuun*, and nubjft*! tu x\m cii^ixaiicr of \ our Vi 

[IiMloncd. " Artickt inlrmM tu b* eiLibiu^ lo j« Dmm aad CK al 

VII. AariCLEa or Vihitatio5 a5D K^rgriaT coiccKaviya « 
K«rLraiAHTirAi. r\iiibitbd to tub MivitTKaa, Cacac 
i)E5H krfu SiDr.*ME?f or ktkkt pahi»ii withix thb Ab 

Oi)!IBT or Dt BIIAV l!« THE VlfilTATIO!« or THB UoS 
DtJtm (iBE^rVILLE, .\BCIiDtACO!« or Ul'BllAM *. 

TlTlL. I. CoHcrrninff Chwrrhn amd CkappeU, tnik H0 Oh 
afiJ Furmtturr thereunto Lelonpm^. 

('All. M. I- I A Vf^ur Pariiih Oiunrh or (*hap|M't kept in |*nod and sufl 

and an* thr nioffi thfrrnf vrll oivrnnl «ith Irad. tilr. or alar 

windows well |!la/t*<l, thr fliMin- wWl pavrd, thr arata wcO fl 

and oonTcnifntiy plai*«*tl ; and all thinga ao dccrotlT oidi 

bemnii'th the Hi'tuae of (lOt! 'r 

Lnid. II. Hath thi* at«i'pU* or t«»wrr of rour (*hurrh or i^bappoL 

vvni'i IVr>- iiart thrrrof, bi*<*n pulled down, nr anr of the l«*ad or bolb f 

«inaal#. bt.Ionpnjj thtTuuto l»«»n iiiihri«*Ili*d aold or made avaj P Ii 

■tiiuiiiinit ^uuiila or cu9ti>ily doth thr rarm* f»r anr part thorrof reaaui 

Ahciw. lib. olarv what vou know, ur have hi*ard then*«'f. 

III. Dt fM. III. In i\\vr%* a Font of atonr. with a i^ooil cover Xh 

""■ ***' ing in a tMntenifnl tilaro towani^ thr l.i^rr part of thr 

('•n HI t hi* at! m in tat ration ot iiapti»ni? And la then* in }our coflM 

(an. H2 M*>t^ (*onimunion-tabIi* U*t the adrniniKt ration of the liafd*a i 

with a raqn-t of ailk. atufT, «*r fine «ollen rloth, and another C 

i'Mn. I'll of white and pure Iinnin t«i ^prvad thenMi|inn r And havo jo 

romniunifin*cup. or chalui*. with a ciivrr of nUer, and <mmi 

fla^ima of aiUrr or pewter, thi*n*unto ht-loninni*? 

Can. US. 1^'* Jlarv you in vour aaid Chun-h i>r Thappel a (onfiBM 

(mi. R3 «ir iM'ii for thi* Mini«ter to n*ad Mivine M-nuv in. a pulpit 

(mi m. comrly cloth i»r ctinhinn for the aanie; a HiMe i»f the I 

( unf. («a. in a large Tolumo, and the liook of I onimon IVa\cr, (c 

* R#|innlrd fn^fn a n>f»y Ktmnd up in a mU^linn nf trwvv Tiw^ la ifea I 
ChapfrT Ij^rwy. l^urbMa. It :§ la bUrk ^ut, fn«i lk» pvwW-late 
llfltiff IB IU«irc«tr." >'«•. |i;ii4 It l« •rH*l.*«}:« | nr.lrd. r«|«rrHlly aa a^ 
f% 'rrvncrv in the ( «n* Mt. h . »lir<«C *il i mi.-, h rT.,u.r*«i n rfM-lM*. f^ 
d> irvi mi r.l lh# n-p« in t|iir>tii»fi A|-|w«ri f>i )(«•• ^v-n lb« o»« tmrVH^aA ta ] 
( La| oMn. Miatiter t»f lUrriMil i«*ll#. Mr ( b*| kmi vm ( vfHa iBflKl ft 


the late Act of Parliament) both well and substantiallj bound? 

Hare joa likewise the Book of Homilies set forth hj authority ; a Can. 80. 

book of Canons and Constitutions Ecclesiastical ; and a printed table Can. 99. 

of tiie d^rees wherein Marriage is prohibited ? 

v. Hare jou a comely large surplice for the Minister to wear at Can. 68. 
iQ times of his public ministration, provided and to be duly washed 
at the charge of your parish ? 

YI. Have you a Eegister-book, of parchment, wherein to register Can. 70. 
tlie Dames and simames of all the persons as are married, christned, 
«r baiied, within your parish, together with the names and sirnames 
of both the parents of the children so crestned, expressing the day^ 
noath, and year, of all such christnings, marriages and burials ; and 
IS the kanscript thereof yearly within one month next after the 25 of 
Much brought into the Bishop's Begestor ? 

Vn. Have you likewise another book, of paper, wherein to record Can. 62. 
tiie names and licenses of all such strangers as are admitted at any 
tioe to preach in your Church or Cbappel ; as also a third book, 
wheiein to write down the Church-wardens accounts : together with Can. 89. 
t itrong chest, with locks and keys, wherein to keep the aforesaid 
hoofa, and all the forementioned fomiture in safe custody; and 
hAj, have you a bier, with a black hearse-cloth, for the burial of the 

Tif . n. Ooneeaming the Churchwards the Souses, Olebs, and Tithes^ 
helonging to the Church, 

I. Is your Church-yard sufficiently fensed with walls, pails, or Can. 86. 
iilei^ and decently kept from the annoyance of swine, horses and 
stter cattel P Hath any person encroched upon the same, or made 
ajr door into it out of his own ground or habitation, without allow- 
aee from the Ordinary ? Have any trees there growing been cut 
down? How long since? By whom, and to whose use and be- 

IL Is the house of your Parson, Vicar, or Curat, (with all the Lynd- 
snt-houses thereunto belonging) keept in good sufficient repair ? wood'a 
Or have any of the said houses, or out-houses, been defaced or pulled ^^^' ^ 
down without license from the Ordinary, and by whom ? Have any Aj^d. 
pflnon encroached upon the garden, yard, or close, belonging to your 
nnonage, or Vicarage-house \ or cut up anv trees growing there ? V^^' ^^* 
or changed or removed the antient marks and bounds of the same ? ^^.^,v* 

m. Have you a true and perfect Terrier of all the glebe lands, Can. 87. * 
prdens, orchards, tenements, or cottages, belonging to your Par- 
looage or Vicarage ; as also a note of such pension, rate-tythes, and 
portions of tythes, or other yearly profits (either within or without 
Toor parish) as belong thereunto P Have any of the same been with- 
hdd from your Minister; and by whome, as you know^ or have 


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l.inil««>Ml •'■•t.:i^*»- 'T \ Jivir.i.:!-. Ui'Ti lak«*ri aiii:iv, ••r r\i-' an ,;•••! It iJirirr. wH^ 
Uh III. ,ff ,.iit |i|* t'ni- r>>!i4« lit I)!' tiif InruiiiU-iit. .in<l tu*i-u««' Imm U^r i 
rfhmM K'-- ,,.,p^ y n^ .^i, ,.,.,. \^:^\\^ ijj.. ^-im,. |i.iii fua-if ; «n.l *...■ iii4n% i 
••iinN' . aiiil h'»» riiui'li m *"iir I'ar^iiiai!i' iT Vii-ari^»- iiAr:.& 
tlii'n-)i\ 111 thi* W'arly \allu** (lunitf ; a« y*.u ki.on, U-iictr, or 
lii-anl : 

Tit. Ill f'fnr^rni ft'/ M\nt»t^T9 

y. |:],f, I I* \'Ur M lii-li r ili !'.i::n-il. i»r fiu*; •«:i>l !•■ liitr «ibtAi!Msl 

luj. W. |,i« |l«-iii 'ill- iir t >n|i T- ^\ a!i\ •jT:...i;Mi-.ii r«.!!.|.arir 

II. Il.i'.li }.•- !'i<>i I'-.'i..^ iiiiu ti«l i:it>i !i:« li<itfr.«>* ? 

('«n .i«;. HI l>i.i Kf, ur!.:n i^ • ni<>-.T7i- w'iUT in* :ii<iui t.-<ii. |<uK:^iT 

l.vh.ia.ii*!. xhv t!.ir«'i -..: -i - ■:.. ^ .-. i.ii .-r 11 • \'*\\\. in t'.- liipf ..|" iM' 

li'llA"i. r. li !:. :i'i \r-. • ^ .'.:' \ ..■ T'. .-! K ..• .ir. i f»la 
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r'-«i*l< lit ii:'!i L- !(•!;•'.. ■• :k-:. m^* ,«-i'r lI<-« iiiaitj «i.'«k» ta aay 
n:ii- \ fi.itli In- i • •■!! .i^*- lit Ir-i:! :: ? 

V. ila'.h V. 'if ii.iM'iiT .1 t iini.- i.i \\*m\%\ ? Wri-j it 1*-^ 
C'liritf r |« III- ri'til'.-rii.a' !•■ li» tfn* \a'a* .i:. i .'pirr* of !:.#• l'a« 
ol" r.!.j'.i? .!. iit.i il.t'i !,•• -.T-.i- ;:i :i:.\ '.'■i. r t ■. .r •. U-».ir? J 
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Ut Hur (''>ni:iri:: >ri .tj:i!:.-t r:.{t«iiit' !.t «::.t:i r^. ti««- *.'.•• t -rm a:i<i «-.'rte p«^ 
li«ntmiit. prn^t'i I'l t.i- it « k • \ Cm ::.■•:. I'r.i\ir. w:!'.- i.t a:i\ a ! :.l^ ■::, C9^ 

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«an f*4 \lll D'tli i.* ' t .• II-.w^livn a:i<i t a*t.:.u*-4ai«. m 

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I. Dotb jour Minister deligently instruct the youth of jour Can. 59. 

parish in the Church-Catechism P And doth he prepare, and present Can. 61. 

then, heing so instructed, to he confirmed hy the Bishop r And Can. 66. 
doth he endeairour to reclame ail popish recusants, and other secta- 
riH, (if any such be inhabiting within your parish) to the true reli- 
gioa established in the Church of England, and to their bounden 
htj in obeying the law, and submitting to the goverment 

XL Doth he neglect or refuse to visit the sick, or delay the Can. 67. 
bntiim of any infant that is in danger of death ? Is there any Can. 68. 
• dttU past infancy, or other person of more years, through [yoi*r] ^^^* ^9* 
Koistar's defolt, yet remaining unbaptized in your parish P Doth 
he use to baptize any without Godfathers and Godmothers, or admit 
other of the parents to be Godfather or Godmother to their own Can. 29. 

XII. Hath he at any time (as you know or have heard) preached Can. 5. 
nrr fidse, heretical, seditious, or schismatical doctrine, thereby to 
Mnoe the people into parties and factions, the disturbance of the 12 [? £/i- 
pbKc peace and unity, either of Church or State P M*eM]. 

Xni. Hath he presumed to marry any persons in private houses, Can. 62. 
ortoeh as being under age have not the consent of their parents ; 
dfwkhout the banes first published, on the Sundayes or Holy-days, 
in the Church ; or at any other hour then between eight and twelve 
in the morning, unless he had a license or dispensation so to do P 

XIV. Doth any person preach in your parish as a Lecturer ? Can. 36. 
Bbth he allowance from the Bishop for so doing P Doth he before 
hii lecture read Divine service according to the Book of Common 
ftijer? And is he in all respects conformable to the laws and 
Olden of the Chureh of England ? 

IV. Hath your Minister taken upon him to apoint any public or Can. 72. 
piiiate fasts, prophesying, or exercises not appointed by authority, 
or doth he or any other, either Minister or lay person, hold any con- 
Vtttides or meetings in private houses within your parish, for people Can. 73. 
of iOferal families to resort unto, under the pretence of preaching, 
pmjing, thanksgiving, or humiliation, contrary to the laws and 
onoQS in that case provided ? 

IVI. Is your Parson, Vicar, Curate, or Lecturer, a man of a Can. 75. 
lober, unblameable, and exemplary life P Doth he familiarly converse 
vith ungodly, vitious, and excommunicate persons P Is he a frequenter 
of taverns, or quarreller P Doth he set neighbours at variance one 
vitfa another ; or encourage them to suits and contentions P Is he 
noted to be an intemperate drinker ; or vehemantly suspected of in- 
eoQtuiency with any person either within your parish or without ? 
h his apparel grave and decent, as the Canons of the Church re- Can. 74. 

E? Or is his carriage and conversation, in any kind whatsoever, 
ierlj or scandalous, and unbeseeming a minister of Jesus 

278 IiK\>f f.RASfVIM.R. 

Tit IV (**mrrrning the I'jrtsktomfTM. 

Vaix Mil. I. In tlii-n* ill y*Mr pan«h aiiv |wr%>fi a known tif rrtiutod 1 

or (•('liKtiKitii'k . .iny P.ipi«t, F.iniilint.»apt;«t. l^uakrr, or 

Mvt.-ini*ti. tlial ri*t'ii^i* t<i cdnii' iiritn iUv |iiiM:i' &«»-mblit*«, pfsj 

•H'nfHt'i iif i*ji' I'lnjrrh; i^r ihal in.iki-« |»r .S'-^-.nn *»i an? «jC^ 

pimi iIj.iu *ih:ii i* f4i.i»i!i«^i',| m th.* «'*j'ir\*h nf KniCiaxiJ ? . 

tlii*r«' ))f* .ifiy ^iii'h, what an* th«*ir nanif* ? 

I an. hli. II. In I Ill-IP aiix |"T* 'ti [II \.'!ir | ihal '.jtrfli i^r.^lrr a « 

faiiH* or vi'*M'nji-iit *'.i-|-;t..«fi f»l'a>[iiit«-r«-r, foniu-al'-r. -t inoi«l ? 

tlinr .iiiy roinniiin ilruiik.irN uitriiii vnur psn^h, i»r i-trmnnta 9W 

or M»«|)!if!iirr« nf (i>m1\ N.iinr ; nr any tKat arr* noU*<i to b» i 

uiii-lf-.iM .-iiiil !i!i!iv i.ilkfr«, or •••■Atpt ui fM<i;t: ':i, !acti> a and ^ 

ainiirii: thiir !i» ijfi*"Mir!» r 

A \ i: K^l. III. I)>i any III' \M'ir )>:ir.«^ upm Sundai* or ir>ly-<laj« 

■ •nl \\ tlifir l>«»«iily 'ir or«i:!i:ir\ Lk^Miur*. iT inttiilI ifit-ir ^naxiti aa I 

lu'n * ■» •^'^' •*"*.** "^'"I** \^v\^i iijt-n .-r Man*« *•;.!? i-r ilt> an* «iatiMn 

" kifjM-r*. or othrr \!'ti«.il:ir«. a:ul *• lirp* .if N-ir •■? a>. miS 

{ifr«4»{i to tippli' or t;.inif in tl^ir lt< ';««-9 ujvixt t^io^ lUit ? 

IV. n>ith fVir\ |N*rt.iik inhaS.'.i:!^ atfl ^'junkini; vitkii 
pari!*K <iuly rt'»«trt uiito tl.i- ('liun-li i<r i'ha{'{«-l u|iun rvcty 9 

( an IH ur lli>U-tl:i% :lpp>iintiii tor 1 ti\ lUi' M-n i«i' ? l>>i thr« thm aftd 

a^iili-. i{<iii-tly. Mitli rr%> n:ii'f, i<rii«*r. aini •iivmiv. (iurui|{ i 
wliolr isTMi' i'{' r.ini!n"n-j»ra\»n». jTi-ai'liiiii;. or iiir.rr amicv d 
tlii-n' 1141(1 r AikI .in- l'«i'rt' .iii\ 3:ii<>ii;* \«>-i t'.at i^-nte obIt 
pn-.i«'liiiii», :iri i n.i! l.» < '-rsim-'n-i rjy r« "rtij*- i "iurx-h ? 

('«n |:<. V. Hotfi f\rr\ {M-rNiti n'fi-ri-nti\ iin>'"«rr hi« hfa*!. Mftd m 

tiiiMr ail thr tiint* nt' I>m::ii* N-niiv in tin- rhurrh : Do tl 
r«-«*-n-ntly km-*-! at tKi* pri^LiT^. aifl niAnil up nrtrn the Cmi 
ti. .•!.!.■ an- r>-.i'!. in.-ik.:ij .:.»!• n*fri-nif nht-n liir Nan.c ot cm 
Ji*«ii« m iiiftitiont t| r 

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rliil«lr«'n to U' ba[ilt/'--l p.tM • !y :ii tLt* i*(iun-!i. i.:tlr«t m a 

Ku^ 1U{- iir^**-tii^'t r. m yk\.\r\\ ••.i^* !:.• rlt !i nia\ U* ti3>>t.:r«| at koi 
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nL Ib there any perton in your parish who, bepng] 16 years of Can. 112. 
doth not leoeive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at least p^' ^I' 
) times in the year, of which Easter is alwayes to be one ? Doth Rubrick 
if your parish refiise to receive the same kneeling, or from the Com. Fr. 
I of your own Minister, repairing for it to other parishes and ^n* ^^ ^ 
iters abroade ? Or are there any strangers, not of your parish, ^^* 
fixrsake their on churches, and usually repair to others from 

1 Hare you any amongst you that "he denounced and declared Can. 65. 
nmunicate for any crime committed ? How long have [they] 

so excommunicated ; and do any of your narish keep society 
tiiem before they be reconciled to the Churcn, and absolved ? 

Are there any leving in your parish as man and wife who are Can. 99. 
n the degrees prohibited ; or any that being li^wfully married 
not separated or divorced by course of law, do not exhibit 
UM] together? 

L Are there any married women in your parish who after there Rubrick 
ay from the peril of child-birth refuse to make there publick Com. 
caving to God in the Church ? And when they come so to do ^^y^* 
toey come decently apparelled, and make their offerings accord- 

X Are there any belonging to your parish who refuse to pay 28 Hen. 
duty for Easter-offerings to your Minister ; or any that remse vm«. 
Bteibute and pay the rate assessed upon them for repair of your ^°^"<^1^ 
dh or Chappel, and for the providing of such Books, Furniture, p^^. 
)maments, as be requisite for the performance of all Divine Can. 86. 

IL Do any refuse to bury their dead according to the rites Rub. Com. 
B Church of England ? And are there any wills or testaments Pnyer. 
nons dead in jrour parish that be yet unproved P Or any ^' ^ 
I administred without a due grant from the Ordinary ? Did 21 Hen.* 
\png in your parish, or else where, leave any legacy to your Vlll. c. 5. 
eh or Chappel r What were those legacies, and how have they Lynd^ood, 
bertowedf ^^ 

y. Is there any strife or contention among any of your parish ^i^^ 
bsre pewes or seats in vour Church? Have any new pewes 
erected in your Chansel, or in the body of your Church or 
pel, without leave from the Ordinary ? 

[Tit. v.] Conceaming Farish-Clearks and Sextons. 

Ebve you belonging to your Church or Chappelry a Parish- Can. 91. 
, aged 21 years at the least P Is he of honest life and conversa- 
and sufficient or able to perform his duty, in reading, writing, 
nging ? Is he chosen by the Minister, and doth he duly attend 
1 all Divine servecies at the Church ? Are his wages duely paid 

280 iiFAK nM.%?rviLi.K. 

II. Doth ho or jnur Srxton (if thcrp be anj torh appu 

vnur parinh) (liliirmtlr l<wik to your donni of your rhurrn, tJ 
In* liM-kf'il ami ii{N*iit'rl at iliip tirne? And ili>th he krrp xonr 
(»r rii.i|i(H'l I'lraii fnirii iltiMt, ri>b-wi*l>«, aini «ithrr aniiotaacv* 
hr tnul or nni; th«* U-IN. at the* du«* acniiit4inied h«iur«, be 
br{;iiiniri^ ot' l>i\tM«* m-nruv, Moniinic aiid KTriiini;. thai ik 
f^. iiin\ U* wanif'd to rnritt* unto tho Church? And «heo bbt | 
|mit»iiii; out of thm life, doth h«*, uiHjn a nt»tice ipven him %hm 
a lielL aff hatli bet'n aocuBt4»in(Hl, that the nriehbiiurr* aav k 
waniftl t<i nvuinnirnd the dvinf^ perBnti t4) the ffrace aiM f 

Tit. VI. Conerrniny UngyitnlM, Si-hooh, ScKtMl-mattera, Pk 
('kirurt^*nt, and Muiwirrg. 

'•» lira. V. I. Ik thfro in \<iiir pnri*^ nwy lliifipit.iU. A:m«-houte. < 
' iirhtNiI, imt of thi* Kiru''« fn'iridntiori or { atn^ru:*!* ? Wbo 

■14* founder. IT i< r.'nr tKi» pntr-n thin-i-f? And ^\.%\ ia tk 

\'tlKliM. rr\rnue or »iti|M'nd bi'I-iiiijinj to thr 4jii\rn»"r« "ir maalen 
I] aanii*? In tTi«* «nmt* ordmil anil ^oTrnit-d in fl*vi*rr rvepii 

iiui:ht III Im*? And an* t^i* r«->tniirB t!.fn-««f nchtlr •■ 
acNMinlint* to thi' int«'itti<<ri nf thr fnuniii'r, and of ftueB gi 

onlinanot'A an h;m> f n ni.-iiir iMrufrinrii; |)ir nArnr ? 

('an. 77. II. Hiith atir r:::iri ktr|) a puMirk or private trhool 

4 an. 7U. parMfi. nhii in n^i a!l'»wiil tln-r»'unl«> by t!«f |{i«hop ? Da 
S'l]iNilina!iti*r ti-m-h hi« M-|f<iIl<'r« \)\v ('atrrhi«in of n li^ioa • 
by aiithiTit^ r I>>>t^ h«* i-.iu««- tV.-;ii. ii]»>ii Siindat* and Hfl 
onltrly l" npair to \..ur t'»iun-h .t l'hapj»«»l. and aee tb 
Ih-haM' t!:Mi.-!\r« thtTi* •|M:i-t]r and rt-vrn-ntlr dunni; tW 
I>iimi' PiT\ii*f :i!..l ••■nil -n r 
a Urn 111 I>i»t*; a?,* piiti -.'i x.'.r pir:**! pn% t:i"f pV\f>k or du 

\ III m. or any vioiium takf lijv.n *., r f'» 1 i« r»-i«*- thr •'iFirv of a midwf 
tmt appn-batioii ;ind luiniM' fr»ni li.t- Ordii\irT ? 

Tit. VM i^^um^a to f'^ yu* f«» the .}fini$trr^ roncrrntm^ lAe :rna ii'i./ .S'i,/r-m^<i. 

t'Mi. Ri I \ri- !^f (*hunJ.-«.iri!i'i.* if* %....r»'. V *''■.' ***'*^ ^"^ 
b\ Xht' i.i^iiT r.«Tj*«'i.t i'f tKi' a::'. lVir.»'.s 'rm , « 
tlirni b\ tl.f M;r.:»tfr a{:>i t* lln r b* ttji- lVin«*..or.rrB ? 

Can B!i H II.ii.' I* i- :' r:- r .tt. 1 i.Kt I •, .n :. Mardfi:* »:'.»«-n up tl 

a(Viiiint« t.f !•..- I ir.-'i. .iiiii lit !iiind i.p to t'r •lii'vreiletQf I 
vardt*ii« lh*« n» •i-\« n*:! .».!-.:!:j .li t-*:r J.iri.i*. ti>pribar 1 
olhrr thin^^ In ;.iiij:r-.j t.i y-wr *'}.i.r»-ri i^r i'Kapjwi? 

(•n.vm ''' '^*'* I**' *"f' '^ ^-w'lri- J • a:-. 1 S !. .:ijrn uk.* ddi|pr«l 

and •«•#• ikbii I if tliiir | iri-'.. 'Ut-r* an' a^»«t':it fr»in the Dmaf 
and »4-rniiiti. m \<>'ir i'l...r\ ?i iir 4 'KapjH-l. ufmn Sundaji tm 


dajB, and, if thej find any of them have absented themselves, with- 

<mt a sufficient cause, do they by warrant from some of the Justices 

of peace levy of them, by way of distress upon their goods, the som 

ilf 12 pence for every such day of their absence, according to the 

Act of Parliament in that case provided ? And do they distribute 1 Q. Elk. 

the sereral sums so levyed among the poorest of your patish accord- 2- 

iHgto the law P 

IV. Do they present them that come late to Church, after Divine Can. 18. 
•orriee ia begun, or depart before it be ended P Do they suffer none Can. 19. 
to stand idle, or talke together in [the] church-porche, or to walk in Can. 90. 
[the] Church or Church-yard, during the time of prayers, preaching, 

or other sacred offices ? 

V. Do they suffer no misbehavior or desorder to be done by men, Can. J 8. 
women, servents or children, in your Church or Chappel P Are they Can. 19. 
eu^ul that none of them sit, lean, or lay their hats upon the Com« 
Bimion-table ? Do they permit no minstrils, no morice-dancers, no 

dogs, hawks, or hounds, to be brought or come into your Church, to 
tbe disturbance of the congregation ? 

VI. Do they against every Commimion appointed in your Church Can. 20. 
or Chappel, provide a sufficient quantity of fine White bread, and of 

good wine, according to the number of communicants P 

VII. Do they cause all strangers that preach in your Church or Can. 62. 
Chappel to subscribe their names, the same day, in a book provided 

fer uiat purpose, together with the name of the Bishop that licensed 

tbem to preach in his Diocess P And do they permit no other to'Can. 60. 

preach P 

VHI. Have they (the Church- wardens and Side-men now sworn Can. 119. 
to give in a true answer unto all these articles of enquiry in all their 
aeveral titles) taken sufficient time to draw up their presentments, 
and therein consulted with you, their Minister, for your fiaithful 

For know you assuredly, that, as the true discharging of your 
office is the chief means whereby publick disorders, sins and offences 
in your parish may be reformed and punished; so if you wilfully 
refuse to present such crimes and faults as either you know to have 

been committed or by publick fame, that in such cases the 

Bishop and his are to proceed against you in the Ecclesiastical 

Court, as in cases of wilful omission and perjury. 

The Ministers of every parish are desired to give in the names of 
mch of the younger sort of their several parishes as they judge fit to 
receive confirmation from the Bishop, and present them to be con- 
firmed, especially such as, having competently learned their Cate- 
chism, have not yet received the Holy Communion : and to present 
them to the Bishop to be confirmed as there shall be opportunity. 

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y. That the whole, as well as the sick, be seasonably and dis- 
creetly conferred with by the Clergy, in order to reduce those who 
are out of the way, and to confinne and strengthen such as are 

VI. That some competent time before every visitation the Clergy 
conferre with the Churchwardens of their several parishes, and in- 
forme them with the danger of an oath, if not duely observed ; and 
to assist and direct them in drawings up their presentments, least any 
notorious offence escape unpunished. 

yU. That the Clergy hereafter appear personally at the Yisita- 
tion coures, Easter and Michaelmas, except they be hindred by some 
legall lett or impediment, wherewith they are injoyned to satisfy the 
Archdeacon, or his Officiall, by a mesinger on purpose, who may be 
ready to make oath thereof, if required : and that they ^ake due 
letum of the process to them directed, according as they are obliged 
by law and usage. 

Vin. That every Parson, Vicar, Curate, or Preacher, upon some 
one or more Sundays in every quarter of a year, at Morning Prayer, 
daU, in the place where he officiates or preaches, treatably and 
audibly read the Homily against Disobedience and wilfuU Bebellion, 
in the Book of Homihes contained, or preach a discreet sermon 
wherein the regall power may be duly and fully assarted, being the 
ordinance of God himselfe, founded in the prime lawes of nature, 
and clearly establised by expresse texts both of the Old and New 
Tbitaments. Isaac Basiee. 

Will. Staqq, Not. Publ. 



Atiaauon, alias White, Margaret, 246 
AArfphWf Prince, 171 
Albin, Frandfl, 94 
AliaMOQ, Marmadoke, 195 
-^^ — , Ralph, ibid, 

' , oouflin, 206 

Amley, Dr., 168 

Applel^. Cuth., 247 

Arten, Mr., 246 

Arimgton, Earl of, tee Bennett 

AifatDD, Ifr., 135 

AtkiujoD, Tho., 246 

Atriek, tee Ettrick 

BiSihair, Dr., 231, 232, 233 

Mer, Thomas, Fellow of St. John's, 

84.99. 127.213.228 
Jjnrick, Dr., 188 
^Mire, Basiere, Dr., Archdeacon of 

Northumberland, 144. 146. 151. 167. 

•^-— , Isaac, Esq., 147, 148. 150, 151. 

165, 156. 159. 162. 167, 168. 213. 

217. 242. 282, 283 

, John, Esq., 161. 245 

•^-— , , Mr., 201 

, J., Esq., 189. 190 

; , Mr. Charles, 245 

BMiet, Sir William, 167 

^ Bathe, Earl of, 66. 95. 150. 171. 

190.193, 194.200.204 
r^.lord, 184 
°^by, Mr., 195 
J*Wer, Mr., 212 
fi«*ainont. Rev. Hamond, 159. 249, 25<» 

; , Mr., 195, 196 

2<l«sy8c, Sir William, Knt., 242 
^nett. Sir H., Earl of Arlington, 166 

Benson, John, Jo., 247, 248. 250 

Beuron, Marquess of, 77 

Beveridge, Dr., 174. 177- 209. 234, 235. 

Birkhead, Berkhead, Dr., 244, 246. 247 
Blacket, Sir William, 191. 194. 245 

, Lady, 192 

Blakiston, Blakeston, Blaxston, Col., 
152. 154 

, Rob., 157, 168. 247 

, Tho., 205 

, Mary, 196 

, Marmildake, ibid. 

, Mr., 246 

Bowes, Sir M^illiam, 204. 206 

, Mr., 231. 248 

, Mr. Cuth., 260 

Bowman, Jo., 248 
Bradock, Mr., 173 
Brevint, Dr. Daniel, 148. 218, 219, 220, 

221. 223 

, Mrs., 148 

Bristol, Bishop of, 161 

Brittaine, Henry, 247 

Brown, Mr., 163 

Browne, Dr., 243 

Brudenel, Lord, 220 

Burnet, Dr., 83. 167 

, Alexander, Archbishop of St. 

Andrew's, 164 

, Mr. John, ibid. 

Bub, Capt, 76 

Bulkley, John, 274 

Bull, Mr., 173 

Bulmer, Sir Bertram, 200 

Burton, Mr. R., 212, 213. 217 

, Sir Thos., 213 

. Lady, iW3. 

Bury, Dr. Arthur, 172 



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Ktt.m. Sir Tk^ica*. 174 

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GeoifB I., 66L 69 

Gcnioo, Dske of, 77 

Go«», Dr., Matter of St. John's Col- 

Gnbiin,WiUMin, D.D., Prebendary of 

Dariiam, 831 

, Sir George, ibid. 

tesTiDe, GrenViUe, Grenvyle, Green- 

rSi, Dr. Denis, pattim 

, Sir Bevil, 64. 66. 82. 218 

, Benl,66 

, Hon. Bernard, 168. 170. 189. 

S18, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223. 226. 


■ , Earl of, 66 

, Conntess of, ibid. 

, Sir John, tee Bath, Earl of. 

, George, 218. 220. 233 

, Grace, 66 

, lady, 190 

, Mrs., 195 

, fiunily of, 121 

Grey, Dr. Robert, Prebendary of Dur- 

lani, 184. 232, 233 
—- ,Lofd,ofWark, 232 
--,Mr., 127 
GrimoD, Greereson, Mr., 244 

,Wm.,247, 248 * 

Gnning, Bishop, 120. 212 

fiMkett, Mr. Thomas, 77 

Rill, Alderman, 205 

"*-, Jonathan, D.D., Prebendary of 

Darham, ibid, 
BuMBd, Dr. Hen., 84 
Hanison, Mr., 227 
Haay, Mr., 245 
H«fry, Jo., 247 

■ , Mr. Cuth,, ibid, 

Httbert, Mr. George, 132. 212. 282 

H«ni, Capt., 75 

Hcywood, Haywood, Sir William, 169. 

Rickeringill, Edmondas, 173 
R)gp>Ds, Sir Thomas, Knt., 83. 204 
Hiokei, Widow, 245 
Htton, Richard, 245, 246 
Hodpon, Wm., 247 
Hope, Mr. James, 119. 127 
^, Mr.. 247, 248. 250 
toward, Mr., Govemour of Carlisle, 75 
^- — , Sir Philip, 190 
5*»«»y, Lady, 230 
fl«tton, Henry, 213 

, Sir Richard, Knt., ibid. 

J'^lwd, Chancellour, 165 
I'Hoii, Capt, 70 

Isaacson, Mr., 245 
, Anth., 247, 248 

James, King of England, 12 

, , 69. 79. 182 

James II., King, 40. 46. 49, 50. 83. 94. 

96. 106. 114. 117. 122. 134. 136 
Jefferson, John, Mr. Serjeant, 242. 247, 

Jenkins, Mr. SecreUry, 167. 169. 177 

, Sir Leoline, 180 

Johnson, Mr. Samnel, 94 

, Mr.. 127 

Jones, Mr., 173 

Katherine, Qneen-dowager, 12 

Ken, Bishop, 174. 2B7 

Kendal, Mr., 127 

Kennedy, Bishop, 164 

Kingford, Mr. William, 119. 230. 247 

Kirkby, Mr., 247 

Lambton, Mr., 162 

, Henry, Esq., ibid, 

, Sir William, ibid, 

, William, Esq., 204 

Lane, Mr. Joseph, 183 

Lansdowne, Lord, 190. 204. 218. 220. 

Laud, Bishop, 34. 164 
Lauderdale, Lord, 165 
Leeds, Duke of, 69 
Leighton, Bishop of Dumblane, 165 

, Robt, 245 

Leke, Lady Katherine, 218 

Lever, Mr., 249 

Levet. Mr., 173 

Lincoln, Lincolne, Bishop of, 217 

, Guil., 218 

,■ Dean of, 222, 223. 230. 245 

Lisle, Maurice, Vicar of Fishlake, 227 

, Mr., 246, 247 

, Mrs.. 248 

Lloyd, Floyd, Sir Richard, 180, 181. 183 

, Andrew, 180 

, Richard, ibid, 

London, Henry, Bishop of, 94 
Lumley, Lord, 69, 70. 92. 101 
, Richard, Lord, 192 

, Mrs., ibid. 229 

Maddison, Mr. Charles, 127 
Man, Rev, Charles, 176 
Mapletoft, Dr., 218 

March, John, B.D., Vicar of Newcastle, 


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StepOtoD^Miks^Etq., 147 

,Mr., 165. 160 


Stothmi, Mr., 197 

Stnfbri Lord, 34 

Stoart, Steward, Dr. Richard, 166. 169, 

170. 177. 209 
Sodbuj, Dr. John, Dean of Durham, 

151. 187. 191. 247 

, Sir John, 247 

&Mden, Prince of, 171 

• , King of, iHd. 

Sjrmmonds, Mr., 217 

Tiylor, Luke, 245, 246. 250 

Teopest, ColL, 245 
Tenoc, Earl of, 164 
IVnpsoD, Sir William, Knt., 192 

, Wm., 245 

— , Jo., ibid, 

ThonhiH Lady, 248 

Tlnmby, Geo., 250 

Xliynne, Henry Frederic, 06 

Tillotwn, Dr., 176 


Twichet, Father, 240 

l^oair. Earl of, 164 

UnderiiiU, Und'hm, Sir William, 163. 

Vilence, Bishop of, 213 

, Monseigneor Daniel dc Cosnac, 
i et Compte de, ibid. 

Waldegrave, Lord, 78 

Wales, Prince of, 12. 97. 99 

Walton, Hugh, Alderman of Durham, 

Waterford, Richard, Viscount, 69 
Welwood, James, M.D., 167 
Weymouth, Viscount, 6i6 
Wheler, Wheeler, Sir George, 184. 1K8, 

189. 203. 205, 206. 209. 229, 230, 


, Col. Charles, 203 

Whelus, Mr., 248 
White, Mr., 245 

, Tho., ibid. 

, tee Adamson 

Wilkinson, Mr. William, 191. 103. 197. 

199, 200, 201. 245, 246, 247, 248. 

250 • 

William, King, 66 

III., 69 

Wilson, Mr. William, Registrar of the 

Dean and Chapter of l3urham, 186. 

191, 192, 193. 196, 197. 199. 201. 

206, 207. 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 

224, 225. 229, 230, 231, 232. 245. 

247, 248, 249 

, Sudbury, 191 

Wiseman, Sir Robert, 180 

Wittie, Robert, Doctor of Physic, 161 

Wolfe, Jo.. 245 

Woodmas, Mr., 229 

Wright, Captain, 155 

Wyat, Mr., 168 

Wych, Wyche, Sir Peter, 66. 190 

York, Archbishop of, 208 
, Duke of, 45. 48. 94 


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knnel College, Cambridge, 152 

KnUeton, Elmdos, 167- 200. 207 

bgliod, 3. 166. 215 


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EDope,57. 213. 216 

luier College, 172 

fcpingbo* 173 


5Uake, 227. 246 

Am, 205 


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lOi 191. 213, 214.216 
I^Dkluul, 147. 156, 157 

Gitttheid, 204. 224 
Gmnuiy, 215 
QliBf, 176 
%pile, 246 
Gbneester HaU, 66 
GnUiboroQgh, 213 
Gnmille, 66 
Gaaosden, Great, 212 
Grindon, 185 


Bambrongb, 190 


Ht»er-d©-grace, 77 

Httrtbome, 245 

H«tton.le.Hole, 217 

Hexam, 74. 7« 

HolUad, 35. 46. 48. 97. 103. 108. 110. 

Honfjeur, 77 
Hoiden, 192. 245 

HonghtoD-le-Spring, 204. 231. 247. 249 
Humber, 69 
Hints, 212 

IreUmd, 77, 78. 108. 191 

Jemaco, 190 

Jersey, 66. 148 

Jesus' College, Cambridge, 212 

, Oxford, 148 

KeUow, 127 

Kensington, 231 

Kent, 182 

Kildale, 227 

Kilkhampton, 66. 121 

King-Sedgemoor, see Sedgemoor 

Lambeth, 218 , 

Lansdowne, 66. 82 

Leith, 75 

Lemon and Oare, 48 

Levant, 82 

Lime, see Lyme 

Lincoln, 148. 219. 221 

College, 189. 203 

Linton, 183 

Llandaff, 180 

London, 48* 68. 93. 95. 159. 106. 171. 

173. 182, 183. 186. 190. 192. 225. 

246. 249. 262 
Long.Newton, 98. 127 
Long-Niddry, 183 
Low Countries, 35. 45 
Lumley Castle, 69 
Lyme, Lime, 47- 66 

Madrid, 204 

Magdalen College, Oxford, 94. 191 
Mar, Marre, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224 
Marston Moor, 162 
Merrington, 244 
Middle Temple, 183 
Midridge Grange, 204 
Moreclack, 173 
Morpeth, 162. 229 
Morton bouse, 242 

Muggleswick, Muggleswicke, 207. 225. 

Netherby, 231 

Newbury, 66 

Newcastle, Newcastle on Tyne, 69, 70. 

127. 167. 172. 224. 242. 246 
Norham, 251, 252 
Normanby, 218. 220. 242 
Normandy, 148 
North AUerton, 220 
Northumberland, 146. 167. 172. 229. 

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The minute and curious record of old siege warfare now 
printed has hitherto been known only from the history 
of Pontefract by Boothroyd, who gives what he con- 
sidered to be the meaning of its most important parts 
ill his own language. His readings of names and his 
deductions are often so inaccurate that the MS., inde- 
pendently of its minor details, comes fully, even on those 
heads, within the scope of the Surtees Society. Let me, 
however, do justice tg the local historian. He has 
hrought together much useful topographical and genea- 
logical information *. Dugdale's Visitation is also 
printed. Consequently I have not thought it necessary 
to enter much into illustrative matter, which if applied 
*o every person and place mentioned would have swelled 
this volume beyond all reasonable bounds with matter 
already accessible. I have, however, compiled my index 
^th considerable minuteness, and I trust it will be a 
Valuable assistance to any future historian whose local 
^vantages may induce him to identify places critically. 
The name of Nathan Drake the diarist may be seen 

* Some valuable observationB in 2 Hunter's South Torkshire 
^nst be read bj the careful enquirer. 



ill the Society's print of I>u{nUlc*8 Visilation, p. SiB 
lie in there stated to be of (iodley in the pftruh o^ 
I lalifiix, and for further {MirticularB of his anccstrr aa^ 
lit4T:iry descendants, the n*ader is referrcfl t4> WataoaW 
Halifax, lioothroyd's INmtefnu*!, Hunters works 0^ 
S4)uth Yorkshin% and other obvious sources of info 
turn. I le is said to have bet*n deprived of Ciodley dii 
the Coininonwi alth, and his son Samuel was exp^UiS 
from his fellowship in St. John's CoUe^\ Cambri4gi^ 
and ac*tiv(dy servinl the kin^. He mas ofBciatin}; mini^ 
ter of Suuth Kirkby (the vicaraf^ of the unfurtooait 
Ik*aumont, set* p. 1U5) during the later years of thi 
Commonwealth, and after tho Kestoration wu institalrf 
to the vicaraf^e of PontefraA't. 

The family have a parchment memorandum, prohtUlf 
copied from a much older one, inscribed thui:^ 
''Samuel Drake, Vinir of Pomfn^t, DzH. of St: Jolia% 
College Cambridge, createtl by a Uoyal deplomarj far 
his own and his Father's loyalty to Kin^ Charkt thi 
First, and l>ravor)' in the M'i^jes of Newark and I'umfril 
(*astles: collated t4> a TrelK-ndal stall in the Mel 
litical (litinh of York and (\>Uej;iate (*hurch of \ 
well; ditnl in the year l«i7i), U*ing |ioisoned by his ph^ 
sictan« Ih*. Johnson of Ponifret, for the sake of mm$ 
valuable l)ooks in which he had privately and maA 
vilainnusly inserted his name and as impudently 4^ 
mamled, but (on i\w cheat l)ein{; detectctl) he did Ml 
Ifi'i them. He marrieil Jane Abbot of I'omfret If 
whom he had 5 Sins & 1 Daughter Ann marriod 11 
Mr. Benscm of I^hmIs.** 

l>r. Nathaniel Johnson (see I>ui;d. Visit. 6), althomi 
an antiquar)', has not transuiitte<l fair name and fMi 
in other n*spects, for he is said to have embenlcd IMti 


nrhic^ was raised by brief after the Restoration for the 
repair of All Saints' Church, which still lies mostly in 
the mined state to which it was reduced during the 
deges*, notwithstanding also the parliamentary grant 
of 1000/. (See p. 113.) His collections seem to have 
been purchased by Mr. Richard Frank, recorder of Pon- 
tefiract, who enumerates among them in 1755: — "E. 4. 
Si^e of Pontfreit castle. I have a copy from the same 
original MS. which the collector made use of." (3 Nic. 
Lit- m. 592.) One of these copies of our MS. is pro- 
hMj that in Trin. Coll. Cambridge, Ff. iv. 24. The 
catalogue of MSS. informs us that the scribe appears to 
have been often unable to decipher his original. 

There is an engraving of Samuel Drake by Birrill, 
and it also states that his degree was conferred by 
Charles I. for his own loyalty and bravery during the 
si^^es of Newark and Pontefract. There is however 

* " Some have written that the four outward corners of the belfrey 
were once adorned with fair images of the evangelists, and no doubt 
but inwardly it was furnished with a proper number of bells. There 
it but one at present ; which, indeed, has a verj melodious sound. 
This place is remarkable for the two entrances of a double staircase, 
agreeable to their various doors below; both gradations turning 
lound one centre, and circumscribed within the same space. From 
the top of this old square an octagon is raised, which trulj is orna- 
mented with beautiful spires. But we are told that this, which was 
built ;aince the civil wars, is inferior to the ancient lantern, which 
was ornamented with the effigies of eight apostles, standing on 
pedestals, joined to the several comers, which became so terribly 
shattered bj the discharge of a cannon that, through the force of an 
high wind, a sudden dislocation ruined the fabric.** (G^nt.) 

The account of Pontefract from the hand of the Eev. Marmaduke 
Pothergill in 6 Magna Britannia, 396, agrees. " The old lantern, 
whose finances of the several angles were beautified with as manj 
apostles, as also were the angles of the lower square enriched with 
the four evangelists.'* 


iii> mrntion nf liim in lii^ t'.ithtT*s' of th«' <ii«i!^p« 
tiTiiiiiiiiti'tl (luririi: inmiari'lr^ rtMifn. As \Vhilak«*r 
>t;it4S tli.'it \\'\< Lrraii«Uiiri l^r. FraiirU Praki* hail a i:ttnd 
liiMil i»t'(*nl. Miirrin, in arinmir, witli small wliijikfr^ and 
Innir hair, it \< wnx iinproti.ilili* that hi* may havr joini^i 
that <lr^|HTati' rii\ali^t. uhom hi* nnist haw nrll kn*i»ii. 
in tho 3ril siri:!*. iluriiii: which ('liarK*s i. stifr«*n*il oxc^m- 

Hr. SaMiiu*! I>raki* wa< Mii*ri>t*ilril in hi-« vii^arnifi* bv 
his siin 1-Vaiii'i<. hurti at Sutuh kirkhy in \^\o^. He 
(lirtl atnmt ITliK ami hi*^ •^nu. aimthi-r I'Vancis. w;l< the 
4'i*li*hrat«*il authiir n\ i\w l-^lHiraiinn. in whii h niiinrnioi 
l>raki*-i an* fuiiiKl in th«* li**t nf suhsrriU'rs. A mona- 
ini*nl rriMtiMl tn hi:n in St. ManV rhunh. lU-wrltT", 
hy hi< Mm, l>r. i'raiK-i'^ hr.ik«*. \iiar i»f that rhurrli 
and liMturiT lit' runirfrait, >Ui\r^ thai hr ilii'.l in 1771, 
:\\sri\ 7ii. 

T\\\^ hr. I'raiuis hraki* niailr a rnpy nt' thi* (Hanr, 
whii h i'<i iii't alv\ay< aii iirati'. hnt whirh h;i.« \ii*lilt'«l a 
I'i'w I iill.itinn** uliiTi' thr uriL'iiial i-^ driaxiMl. Thi* inipv 
i'« hradiMJ in a \i>iiiii:tT ami ilitriTini: h.niil t'n>ni the 
hi'adiiii: ••»! ihi- ••riL'inal: — "A .Inurnal nl" thr tir-^t ^icfB 
lit* I'tinli'trai I ia>tli\ ki^jil l»\ Natiiaii l^raki*. a i:«'ntl^ 
man \i<hinti'iT in it. Thr nriL'inal man' in hi« h.%iHl- 
writing i^ in thi* |Mi^«.rH*ii,ii i,i hi-* ltimI u'raml-M.n the 
llr\ ■ I ram !•• I ^rakr, Kim inriT nl' l*i«n!i!rai t." 'Ilie 
writiT ri'.ill\ wa- thf*l''» i;riMt irnat i;ran«!«Mm. 
i hr hiadinj i«n ilh* nrii^iiid alri.i(l\ niriiih>ni il i« in a 
iliti'iTi-nt ami iiinn* .-iL'<'«i iiamiMriliiiL'. anil {niMiiblT 
-htiulil Ik* ri'ti-rriil in th«' ;inii(|uar\. 

I hi* (liar\ i<* ^lill in ih*' ]H<<.<.i«<.iiin i<t' thr I>nke 
l.iniilx, ami i-\i-r\ kin>l t.n ilit\ h.i« U-fn 'Swiu h*T iu 
piiMi«aliiiM it I** a thill ^mall tohn. in ilnuMr oilumoi 


and exceeding closely written. It is much disfigured by 
damp, and the circumstances of its composition probably 
caused it to be in a worn and ragged state shortly after- 
ward, as in one or two instances, where a word at the 
end of a line is a little indistinct or imperfect, the 
writer has retouched the word or supplied the imperfec- 
tion above the line. 

When the siege of Pontefract is mentioned, the 
romance of the third siege springs to the ideas. I 
found it impossible to omit an account of that strange 
sequel to Drake's diary, but for many reasons have 
allowed the evidences to tell their own story. 

Although Drake does not notice any coinage. Sir 
Gervase Cutler, who died during the second siege in the 
castle, is stated to have taken lUOO/. worth of his family 
plate thither to be minted. Many of Charles I.'s siege- 
pieces have no name of town or local symbol, and cannot 
be assigned to any place or date. They are occasionally 
strack upon irregular pieces of silver bearing the very 
mooldings of the divided salvers, &c. For the year 
1648 the following Pontefract shillings have occurred. 
' The maximum and minimum weights, which are ex- 
oefisively irregular, are founded on a collation of 
Bailing's examples with those instanced by Messrs. 
Chaffers and Bergne before the Numismatic Society 
ou 23 March 1854. 

Chaklxs I. — 1. (Buding, pi. zxix., fig. 11.) Olw, c. b. under a 
crown, DVM : spibo : spebo. — Bev, A castle, obs. p. c. 1648, xn. 
A drcular die impressed on a lozenge of silver, 66 to 94^ grains. 
An example on a circle of silver weighs 58^ grains. This is the onlj 
type on which the value is expressed. 

2. (Ruding, xxix. 10.) Obv, As No. l.—Bev, A castle from which 
& streamer flies. Out of one side a hand holding a sword issues. 
Ofi>* P. 0. 1648. A circular die impressed on an octagonal piece, 



iui to 7t> craiiiB. Kiarnpli*^ ou n lo/i*i):;i^ nf ntlvor aU-i mrrur*. •fe.^aiBt 
«>f tliiMii wiMi:liiiii; llfS aiiil ITrJ i;niiiiti Mr. l^'iafTiTi bu^^i^U t&tftf 
thi'iu* wrn* twi>-!»hilliiii; piivft nr }ialf-rri»wii4, FiilkM aMi*rtin^ t&^itf 
cmwiiM and h.ilf-rniwn!i wrn* iii^iiitN]. Kiitiiiii; uvi that th** tcpf^ ^tfirf 
oruwti in Thort* «i)iy*A i-iillivtion pninM t<i U* nriij a ihilhni;, axftd tla^ 
hiM haltVrtiwn mo.-* al>«iiit half am hi*aTT a^in aa thr aluDi:^ ■■ 

riiAUi.r.M 1. «ir II. — \\. r\ti •lanijil.'* ) 'Mr. "Pir rmwu 
(". B. on fiich mU*- i.t' It."- -Rrr " A ranlli- with Y. i».*' - St»afcr« 
iM(uan\" iii.iili* !•!' platf i^ui nia nf t!.** i->'.:ritr\ ai;ti |iaMi(*U ain'jii|( 
br?«ji-i;i'il a* f.-jii ju!»l Iwl'Ti' 1*1 !i. .'i, lti|H.«.» i ,S'«' j». iJJfi ) 

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Thi' r;i-lli' an I f»tr'Min«T wit', a iMriSi.':; •■.h«liluttN| f t thr ■« j 

lt;|N. il:e o: 

(HIS. I*, r., li-L:t'n>l, I \!:iii.\- : >ii i^i'it 
iK'taf^ohal j iii'i- 

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innuntini; iiixr. iii:vs i>emt. It'll**, !t-.;i:i.l. LiniaVii . n u . M 
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TATUIH : run:*. A I'in'uLir il:**. -ha an iN-la;:!*:!*! j»:ivr i/ ij 
71 tn 7*^ u'r.iin*: iiNi "Kvurruj^ in iH-i;i::;;u:.»r ;; liii "l" ! .r mrig^t 
mininnn 'Jtt*. jiutv. 

Ftir ihf liKiii i»t' till' \iT\ riiriiiii?» lilrir:«-i-\f view 
rnril«'trari rju^tli* in it«i l;i>l jLivs, iln' Snifij \< indebl 
tu tli«* lilNTal i-oiiric**} lit' l.nnl <i:il\\a\, mIhi rntra*>tcil 
t(t till* liaiifis (if till* I'llitnr tn iiiakf a ran'tiil ri»|i\ fur 
ilurliDii liy tip' liiliMi;ra]iliiT. It \^ r\iil«*iitl\ (iiil\ a o»| 
hut thrrr \< rr.L^nti in Ih-Iii-m' that it i?« a inrnHt i 
ami that. iiiakiiiL: allnMaihi* tnr il^ rnmriitinnal t; 
iih'tit. it i< \%<irthv (it 1 iiti**iili'ralili' (Ti'«lit It !« ilai 
hlir», liiit till' lH'^ii'L'«'r«»' wt.rk«i arc ( Icarl) lhi»M» uf ItV| 
aii'l I lia\i* .ih«'rr<l tin* il.itc ai rnnliiiirlx. r(Tlia|»« if 
>ai\ till" hfilmimI Mrawiiii: uc >lnnilil tiinl it |»ri*|uinNl fi 

tlir tir-t \iMr and alifn-il t«»r tli cnnil. '\\\v nain«-4 

|ila(CH \«liiili .ire plai ('•! in lira( kct** an* aiMi*<l fi 
utljiT .uilliMrilii"*. 

• • >!.! !^ I \ Jl.ili'il I'* rui' k l^.i'ilT ''.J» «Ml» ^ l' tho CAAllc. 


Back, in 1726, gives a view of the south side of the 
castle " fTTom a drawing, taken during the siege, now in 
tlie possession of the learned and curious antiquary, 
£U^r Grale, Esquire." It delineates fairly the slope of 
iliis side and the high mound of the keep ; hut, as to 
tlie building, the existing remains of the Castle-gate and 
the multangular wall near the Upper-gate with other 
reasons induce us to pr.efer Lord Galway's view. In 
1734 the Society of Antiquaries published in 1 Vetusta 
IdoDumenta, 42, a view of the castle from the Duchy of 
Lancaster office. It is picturesque but highly conven- 
tional, as the representation of the church at once 
proves. In the fore part especially is much diflFerence 
l>etween it and Lord Galway's copy, yet these discrepan- 
cies are probably in a great measure owing to its earlier 
^te and alterations in the works, and in many respects 
^t is a very valuable aid when carefully studied and 

Hearne mentions a picture of the castle in the Ash- 
'^^lean Museum. 

Of this stately castle, says Gent, in his history of 
York (1730), "I have seen a fair prospect, as also of 
*he town, beautifully done on vellum, resembling its 
^licient glory." " I have a prospect of the castle," he 
^^ys in his history of Hull (1735), and this no doubt is 
^Hat he roughly engraves in vol. 2 of his Historia 
^^<>inpendiosa Eomana (1738), where we find "a com- 
prehensive Dissertation on the Ancient and Present 
^tate of Pontefract, in Yorkshire : with an Account of 
*Oe Civil Wars, as to what concem'd that strong and 
^^ugnificent Fortress, thought to have been* impreg- 

• " Colonel Wyndham, the Qovemour, assured King Charles the 
■*^i«^, It was so Strang a Flace, that it could not be taken.'* (Gent.) 

\ IN ii;<<iit I ih>N. 

nnhlf : l^ikrwist* \\w iimiiiht nf iH SM/un*; Ik«-n«litiiifi 
thi'n*ii!' : ami fntin* l>iu!riu'tii»!i. Xunr (Jlyrt/rrhii'M 
rn\s'rl/ ///// (*'i>ft'//f/tn fni^* !'' 

i\v\\\< \ii>w li;is I II n-]H';iti'tl \\\ I!<Mitliri>\«l. and 

lia> :i i:i*iiiTal <*iiinlarlt\ In tlii' i:riMintl plan to i^inl 
<ial\vav's virw, Init tlnn* an* <*«-\ \arialii»ii«* in ili-tAiL 
aihl 1 pri't'iT till* laitrr. <iint tr.iii**I.iii<i an " i*\|»lii a:i«i 
|)riis|M*rtiiH" wliii li is a]i]irii<livl li\ liiin in a \v\W ami ii 
hon' <'n|)U'«L 

I. l\.'(un*li fur'H. 'i .,.1 I: . '• iri.* Ii- \ Al.^'.:i *.ir*ir» trur iaii 
iii'Tf ilirtii^ i-t t, lit :i; :*• i- • rii •ri?;ir. A I'lirrt' H<-t'iri !i a-i ibImm 

• 'Till' r.nirtyini "f l^'* ♦■.i*tl'-. ■.!:•!! i-l "f *iiir r».in..i.iri 
Pt...k.-i will. »..!-. I r.-.lii.j:.^' !■.,•-.'*.. J. it :■.■,. r..'i-." Hi. • :• k.;«a) 
III !":..■ m:»:;i/.!.«' rr.l .■■.! .-l" it.i- r.ik I'll n- " an- I ■.•■ -.iv - 1 •* i. :i laraa- 
!■:• - .»! i!j'- l'..!!i'ii. :..-'.* I- ■ll^l r!'-i -i- .' »• n- l' r •:• r» '. ..- • I'.-r ib^tf 
l:.,-...ri.-.- " l;.i...i !:.■■ im*Mi' > *-. tJi-r r- ::.. '..S :• : ' ■■ :"■.■ i^ cic» 
li'-Ti:il :ii;ii-;-:j t- j? •. !'..• " IV-fnrVft i;A» ^ " '.l' !.-, . r.ii- :;.-4:. ' ;i tSf 
lli'i'l i:'. "MW^ i!« 'iT:! t: :.^ ■•!' ll^ f-ril.tT I-irt'i'.- •. 

t •■ I h:ivr U-« fi l.-.j| III th»* iniii.ili' i.f tho r*'m tKifr WH 
a r.«j.!.il wlm'i :•»• ii;«tri-*««tl Ki:;;: Ta...\:4:.y f.-^,:-.:. ab4 
wfi-niii n-Miairii-ii -m.-- ij..irV^ .•!* !..» f-ri '.{m' *!r It* .!. » -r fon^ 
Ti'Jn r»* il.i\ •, wlirii t"! .■!" t'.i' ra^tl.- »a* ^ta:.-;::.,; " itrrtil't 
V.rk. -hT.) T!..« t:,...:. r-i •!.:.!.:. .it; r. ■ :" .iri ar ' • -i n^-t^ m tte 
i:i-:!" m;»!1 wii'i ihi* |.r:«-ri i.|' K.i-ii.inl ■!.*■« L«it !>•*,.. .rr *i.t c^W 

I " I :ni:i::ir;«- ;t« ii- r:..:..i! :i!i«!rn'*V •?. w i' I'r- rv. Kii-mt]i:. a f&s. ot 
r'.:ir:.[- ■■•!. w^.-*. :■■!:.'• :^ :rj •"..■ . 'M.r.'i .•!" II:kn-*.--i. ■ ^.-i fr thtf 
n 1. *'r.i!. i .1. ij- i\ .'. .'•..• : . * f-ir-.i-.l !»:... ..•'••. ri,T> •.««#« 
^X* .-itli TA.iril" ' .. ■ -i * . • .' • i:i:.- i! Ii..-.. j-.. i *.r. Al M-irrti 

M ril«r"« Ji-i^f :. 1 ?.:.....: ■ m,:.*.) K. : 1. a. r •.-*:. ^l ■*"* -..r .r. ii» 
^. : : r .;.!;» ■..'.. •:.. ! .'. *• k-. ..: .. l--%.r .; • • a;. : x- • »4i .;i «:^-a 
It I* r:». n:. .:...! n- \'. t Ir .••.-. r- I" a. r ^-.i*- * :.■• k\- -i't x» to tM 
pyii':i\!!k...i^ iMlir : f.r : •* . r;.i:..i • 
5 " t ?iiiii« ' (III :.; I 


kogitudine extendit versus borealem partem Turris Bohmdffi, et 
drca eandem distantiam Arcis BeginsB ffique ac BotuDdsB ; linea 
intersecta Arce Suillingtoni ad Mansionem Janitoris rectis fere 
angulis. 3. Suillingtani Turris*, Ab hac turre ad Mansionem 
Jinitons (angulis obliquis prima linea divisis) pedes 390. 4. The- 
* iHirarU Turris, 6. Beginm Turris, 6. Begis Turris, 7. Cb«- 
stdbularU Turris. 8. Fortatoris Mdnsio. 9. Armamentarium f. 
10. Stdbulum Begis. 11. Horreum spatiosum, 12. Janua ad Orientem 
ipeetans, 13. Janua ad Occidentem, 14. Janua ad Meridiem {. 

• The usual order of Swillington Tower and Treasurer's Tower is 
bere reversed. G-ent, in his translation, gives the usual order, as in 
Lord Gkdwaj's view. In the Prospect itself, No. 4 is placed behind 
the wall as in our view, but the doorway leading to it is wanting. 
Doorways are inserted in the projecting basements of No. 3, and of 
the Queen's, King's, and Constable's Towers. As to the name of 
Swillington Tower, Gent gives the following note : " Adam, lord of 
Swillington in the West Eiding, was so great friend to the Earl 
[of Lancaster] that he was fined a thousand marks for his sake. 
I am apt to think that Swillington Tower might be so called for his 
confinement therein, or in honour to his person, whom the Parliament 
thought fit to clear firom that erroneous judgment in the next reign." 

t " The J^Magazine, cut out of a rock, with an inter-terraneous 
descent, the passage 4 feet broad, having 43 steps to the bottom, 
which is 6 yards over, 3 the breadth, (with 6 cavities cut in the 
ndes of the rock) and 9 yards upward to equal the surface of the 
earth. Not far from this was a large Dungeon ; at the 17th step of 
which, the entrance, a yard in space, is stopped by the falling in of 
the ruins." (Gent.) 

On the walls at the side of the stairs which lead under a circular 
chambered arch to the magazine (which is entered by a pointed arch) 
are many names rudely cut by the brave defenders of 1048, some of 
them being several times repeated. We have among others less 
decypherable the inscriptions, JOHN 1048 SMITH— lAMES 1048 
BEOVgTON— 1048 JOHN GRANT— I. E— T. K— 10 GeO 48 
BeALe. The 4 is sometimes reversed in form. 

X " South-Gate. The area or spaces between this entrance and 
tiie Middle-Gate ; also round by the King's Stable to the Porter's 
Lodge; were called the Barbican." (Gent.) The Middle-Gate is 
seen to the right of the Stables in our view. 

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A eofrr of a 
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^ the I'tfl 
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of the 

to ibe lokmed 1 


I House for the loan of Frank's copy. The re- 
iilired from that of the application to Lord Galway. 
lii-ides the copy of Gent's bird's-eye view, Boothroyd, 
in a plan of the town, gives the circumvallation of 1648, 
having a general resemblance in form to that presented 
l»y Lord Galway's view, but diflFering in details, and 
comprising a much greater area. I do not pretend to 
explain this discrepancy. I have lately seen the draught 
at Somerset House. The Castle is given in elevation, 
being almost a fac-simile of Lord Galway's copy. The 
^ rest of the sheet is a ground plan. The streets and 
itttds are I think more correct than in my lithogram, 
where the district near St. Giles's is much crushed and 
Aortened. The circumvallation. diflFers in extent from 
4at in both the other examples, but the form is the 
88me. It comprises less than in Boothroyd's plan, and 
in some parts even less than in Lord Galway's, in others 
Either more. 

All the views that we possess of the ruined fortress in 

^h glory have the usual inexactness of old drawings. 

They all show more members of the Round Tower than 

^ possibly be seen from one point of sight ; and, in 

f injunction with existing remains, Leland's description 

still gives the most satisfactory idea of it: — "The 

^telle of Pontfract, of sum [var. sometyme] caullid 

Soorre [var. Norre, Skorre] castelle, conteinith 8 tourres, 

^f the which the Dungeon, cast ynto 6 roundelles, 3 

"%ge and 3 smaul, is very fair, and hath a fair spring. 

^her is in the dike by north the Conestables Tourre." 

The present ground plan of the Great Tower is a 
^^sive trefoil. The small roundels were corbelled 
"^tween the larger ones. The sloping battlement which 
appears in Lord Galway's view is quite correct, a flight 


l.vrKi»i»i rriuN. 

nt* stops iiutsiili* iiiii> uf tin* rimii<li*Is •■till n*inaininff ir^B 
its |ir«>t«*rtiii>; wall whirli rarriiti tho liattli-tnt'iit 

Lt'laiiil's towrr ** in tin* tliki* h\ north.'* Ii.-u lieen c^^ 
into for tli«* roaii *. It i^ at the t'iMit ot' the |ire«-ipit<^^ 
i:roun<I hy wliirli the ra^^tli' wxs naturally lietemled ^B 
the North, I'.iUit, and Wr^t >iile?.. and ran !MMri'el\ h&^ 
lMM*n >een from tin* Sniih. thuUL'h the old \iew!« p u i c f 
it, eorrectU Imui'MT iiiti*r|H>oini: tin* r.L*>tli* wall. Thii 
towrr was, in the n>*\t riiitur\. terni***! Swillinsn^ 
Tower, till* nann* of ( 'iin^^t.ilili* > li«*inu' LMvni to a ditlcf^ 
entl\ >ituat>'d fiMturi*. 

'lilt* unfuftiniati- l!.irl "f l.ain .i**t«*r i-^ >tati*il h\ r.ikinc* 
ton t«i have Inm put in a tuwi-r that he had newly madt 
t4>wartl the AhlN*\. and afterward juilijed in the halL 
He was Udieaded on a hill without the town. fiiix 
other men of t were h.niL'td at rontcfrait the tatm 
tla\. l*akiiiL'ti>n'^ (pi.ilMt and .itt'i-rtinL' ai-iount of tki 
|iriN ri'ilini^^ i^ wnrili .i rrl«Tt-n« i* t<» I Leland'n (ViUec^ 
tan«M. -Iti.'). Ihr l.arl'^ arni^. with a labc^ 
are >iill mn^pii umuh, ji-t into an itM hoUM* outjiitie tki 

I |»jH'r-LMti'. 

The Hall i-* n«>t ^Ihnin in our \irw-. Itj> <»ituatM 
nia\ 1m* i:ue*«sed at from ih«* order in whirh it mx^un ■ 
till* ai « tiiiiit of di'iuitliiiMn. 

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Kper Tower, which was destroyed in January 1645 
(see p. 9), is, by a curious misreading of the contraction 
for per^ called Pix Tower by Boothroyd, and, from a re- 
nembrance of the Pix office at Westminster, is iden- 
ified with the Treasurer's Tower. The latter however is 
ifterwards mentioned as still existing, and it is plain ' 
Tom p. 7 that Piper Tower was next to the Round 
Tower, and that it was a gateway tower. Now, on an 
iispection of the wall between the Round Tower and 
^ site of the Red (or Gascoyne's ?) Tower, the remains 
if Piper Tower at once disclose themselves with the 
little doorway below the general level and buttressed on 
»ch side. 

The Western portion of the castle-yard is on a higher 
level than the Eastern, from which it is severed by a 
mstaining wall. 

No attempt is made here to fix dates to the existing 
remains, and to King on Ancient Castles the reader 
(Day refer for some notice of the Keep. It may be per- 
ODissible to remind him of the many thrilling events of 
irhich this now fallen but once frowning fortress was the 
scene. In Domesday it appears to be included in Ilbert 
le Lacy's manor of Tateshall, a name supposed to be 
preserved in that of Tanshelf, a township of Pontefract, 
the Taddenes-scylfe of the Saxon council of 947. The 
mcceeding history is epitomized by Leland as follows : — 

" King William Conquerour gave the castelle with the 
towne of Brokenbridg and very much land lying there- 
aibout, to Hilbert de Laceio a noble Norman. This 
Hilbert* foundid the college of St. Clemente in the 

* There is a curious seal of Ilbert de Lacj in a volume of the 
Archffiological Journal, with his cross or mark. 


intumM riitiN. 

(-a*it«*lli*. ThiTi' u:i> :i nillri'c and li«»*.pitai in Hn»kit- 
lir'nli: afon* \\\r ('ninpii «t. i\h«-r tin- inoiiki*-* ].i\ t*u\\\ itut 
|»ri(ir\ \\;i^ rriM ti'il. It !<« \*'I an lhi«|iitali* *. KnUft 
>\\u til IlillH-rt l.:i(\. ini|irii]«* IkliiImIu^ liK-pilal aa4 
St. ( Innrnti*** \n tlh* > a^ti'llr ii|H»n riiniiitii»n<> 1*» l)ii* ncv 
|irii>ri(*t. 'IIuti* i«« a tirnf ami a ilin* |iri-U n>li*« \i*t ia 

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3. Clementes in the castelle." The name of Ponte- 
Gract, if the second charter of Robert de Lacy be a 
forgery, seems to have been conferred between 1100 and 
1181 in the place of Eirkby, and so agrees very well 
nith Thomas of Castleford's statement that it per- 
petuated the memory of a miracle at the breaking of a 
bridge on the Aire or Ouse on the arrival of Archbishop 
William in 1153. But, as neither river is close to the 
town, it has been suggested that some accident to an old 
bridge over the miUwash to the east of the town is a 
imnre probable origin. It was called ^^ old " in Edward 
IL's time, and Leland saw it in ruins. 

Margaret, the queen of Edward I., was residing at 
the castle when she was drawn by the pleasures of the 
chase to Brotherton where she was delivered of her fifth 

The last of the Lacys, who died in 1310, had sur- 
vived two sons, one drowned at Denbigh Castle, the 
other killed by a fall while attempting to run round the 
battlements of one of the towers of Pontefract Castle. 
After this poor boy's death the castle became indeed a 

&G. Iterum ex meo beneficio omnium reddituum meorum de Kirkeby 
Secimam eidem monasterio concede, et hoc privilegium de capella 
9. dementis eidem confirmo, nt alteii ecclesi® non posrit dari quam 
nonaaterio S. Johannis. 

Henriens de Lasci 4&c. Sciatis quod ego &c, pro salute anim® me® 
Bt patris mei Boberti de Lasci et Matildis matris meed &c, feci dedi- 
»ri ecclesiam S. Johannis Evangelists in Pontefracto per consilium 
Bogeri venerabilis Eboracensis archiepiscopi qui eandem ecclesiam 
xmaecraTit^ et concessi sezaginta solidos singulis annis quos per- 
lolTent eisdem monachis receptores mei de Pontefracto &c. et in 
rilla Pontefracti omnes &c. custodiam hospitalis S. Nicholay in eadem 
nlla ^. ecclesiam Omnium Sanctorum in Pontefracto cum capellis 
et terris &c, pertinentiis Slc et Eat-molendinum in Pontefracto &c. 


will iNMUi'lM t'lIoN. 

"IiIinhIv |)ri-iniK fatal aii'l niiiiiiiMiH t«i iinhlo |ici*r«:" a.Jid 
\sr\\ iiiiu'lit \Vi)Ui>\. uhn wa*. |iNl:;ril ill l'iiiiifn*t Abb^, 
tear a living: ilratli in tin* I'liriri'^^s. ** Ahi^ ii|u«>tli lir) 
>\\i\\\ I i^n til till* r4<*tl«*. and Ii«* thi*n\ ami ilu* like J 
lN';L**t r* IIiTi* Tlioin.'i> lit' Laiii-a'»t«T ami his t'rllnvii— 
hrrr Kiclianl II. |NTi**hiM|. 'I'Ih* t'<»rin<T \\iu\ wi!«hiil It 
(Irt'rml liiiiisrlf at tliis i-.i^tli*. hut lii» roiiri*«l«'nit«-ft hid 
ri)i]i|N*lliM| him to iiian Ii iii>rtlii\anU, aii<l tin* 4-a»ilf •ur* 
hmkIitimI nil till* tir-^t >iiiiiiiiiiii<. IIiMirv IW n^'k tr»- 
(|iii'iitly lirn*. Urn* In* ri*«i'i\«'(l trmii tli<* cnifiy Netil 
till* (U*Iu<lr(l An lilii^lii»|i S ri<|M' ami his riiiiip.inKia 
traitors; aii<l Ihti' hi* iridl tin* aU'ttiirs nf tin* hlarl of 
Ni)rthiiiiilNTlaml ainl Lonl iS.inlnlph. INmitVi*! waift tbr 
|irisiiii ut' till* litrran kiiiu' *>f S-niiiiml, .lanii*9i I. It rv- 
ci'ivrfl aimthrr i*\rrpti<iii to thi* i*\rlu'«i\i*l\ miliurt 
rharai-trr< t»t' tin* ai:** in tin* a« t iiiii|.li«lu-il Puko of 
nrlt'aiK with otlnT iiri-^'iin r-i tpMii Ai^imuurt. Ilitbir 
at'tiT till* hattii* i»f St. AIIian\ ihr hiiki* i»I KiriiT mm 
MMil. ami al'tiT thai «»t" W.ikitirhl tin* Karl •>!' Snli%burr 
ami iitli«*r^ urn* hi hi-.iihtl at ilii** |il.iri-, ami thr ImhU o| 
till* hiiki* lit ^••rk hrntiL'iit ;«ir intirimiit in thi* |triurT. 
I'.iluanl I\ . ua*. -•niirtiiin-^ In n*. lU-ttin* hi* triumph 
at Toutiin In* w.i- n-xirwinu' hi- tn-'p** at T* infn*l whco 
Warwiik mili* up with tin- iiiitlli::i'in •' of a rrvrriM* at 
IVrr\liri«li;r, ^LiIiUmI hi^ ii.\n -tfi-il. ami ".wur.' to n-inaiB 
ami tiL'ht tu tin* la-t uith tin* imam -: **i»Iiiii-r. AltiT the 
l)allh' tin* Um|\ tit' tin* I>Mki' «»t ^••rk wa- r«i!nt\,-,l in 
-t.iti' iViiiii tin* |irinr\. Tlnn. atti r IMwar-t'-* iI«>vaM>, 
hi** t'ririnU < in'\ ami \ .iiijh.iii < aiin* i«i thnr untiuM-lf 
L'ravi>. ami wi'h tln-iii |-'..irl Ki\iT-. !•«*> ta\iitiri*<il thaa 
\\\^ n»iii|M*iT'» in lianiiiiL' truiii >««'!laml .iml France, 
i-inlnl hi** |iatri>ii.ij«' ••!' Ii-tti r- ami hi-* Ii:i*. II«*iir% VII. 
«%.i*> Inrr. ami mi Ma** Ii«-iir\ \'III. in l.'»l«^ hiil ijetort 


that the fortress had again heen unaccountably sur- 
rendered to the Pilgrims of Grace by Darcy and Arch- 
bishop LfOe, who continued not unwillingly in the com- 
pany of the captors *. In Edward VI.'s reign several 
of the prisoners of Solway Moss were confined here. 
James I. in 1616, and Charles I. in 1625, were at Pon- 
tefract, and the fortress was soon to sustain on behalf of 
the Stuarts attacks bearing a remarkable contrast to the 
minor ones to which it had succumbed in the heyday of 
its mediaeval glory. 



• Mine host at Tadcafiter observed to Sadler that Lord Darcy 
nught have held the castle against ten time the number of rebels as 
had induced him to surrender '^ the key of the North *' (as Eobert 
Nevil had styled it in Edward I.'s days). How Sobert Aske held 
his court here with '^ a cruel and a miserable proud countenance,*^ 
and how Lancaster had knelt before him in supplication to read his 
piodamation and lost his head thereby are matters notorious. ^ As 
I entered to the first ward," this victim reports, '^ there I found 
many in harness of very cruel fellows, and a porter with a white staff 
in Ida hand. And at the two other ward gates every of them a 
porter with a staff in his hand, accompanied with harnessed men. 
And so I was brought into the hall, which I found full of people, and 
I was commanded to tarry to such time as the said traitorous captain 
his pleasure was known. And in that space I stood up at the high 
table in the hall, and there showed to the people the cause of my 
coming and the effect of the proclamation. And in so doing the 
same, the said Aske sent for me into his chamber, and there keeping 
his port and countenance as though he had been a great prince, with 
great rigour and like a tyrant, who was accompanied with the Arch- 
bishop of York, the Lord Darcye, Sir Bobert Constable, Mr. Magnus, 
Sir Christopher Danby and divers others. — He standing up in the 
highest place of the chamber, taking the high estate upon him, 
said &c.** 






44. May. York besieged bv the Scots and Fairfax. " We 
> fires upon the minster, and were answered by others at Pom- 
* (Sir Henry Slingsby's Memoirs.) 

/y. Battle of Marston Moor. York surrendered. "Steered 
ourse to Cartmel and Foumess, in a part of Lancashire, where, 
lat time Sir John Mainy was, with a brigade of horse, of broken 
shattered regiments." (Slingsby.) The Earl of Manchester 
bed southward from York, and on July 22 " marched to Ferry- 
B, and passed near Pontefract Castle, a strong garrison of the 
's, but, being only upon a march, did not think fit to set down 
e it.'* (Rushworth.) 

[gust, SheflBeld Castle surrendered by Major Thomas Beamont. 
) governor and all field-officers, captains, lieutenants, and ensigns, 
march out of the castle upon the delivery thereof, with their 
s and colours, and each his own horse, saddle, sword and pistols, 
>nte&act Castle, or such other place as they shall desire, with a 
ient convoy or pass for their security ; and the common soldiers 
the inferior officers ta march out with their swords and pikes, 
to his own home, or where else they please." (Bushworth.) 
onel Sands besieged Pomfret Castle, and took of the garrison 
)r8e and many cattle.'* (Whitelocke's Memorials.) 
ptember. *" Colonel Sands for the Parliament besieged Pomfret 
le." (Whitelocke's Memorials.) " After staying [in Lancashire] 
months, I returned towards Yorkshire with John Mainy. On 

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November, Helrasley Castle surrendered to Sir Thomas Fairfax 
without loss of arras and on honourable conditions. " Lieutenant 
Colonel Forbes, and all the rest of the prisoners, shall have their free 
liberty ; and that Lieutenant Spright, and five soldiers belonging to 
me, now prisoners at York, shall likewise have their liberty." (Con- 
ditions arawn by Col. Crosland the governor, 1 Fairfax Corre- 
spondence, 121.) 

December. " Knaresborough was surrendered to the Parliament 
upon conditions, and there were taken 4 pieces of ordnance, store of 
arms," Ac. (Whitelocke.) 

" The Lord Fairfax his forces took in Pomfret Town, and close 
blocked up the castle, and other castles thereabouts." (Ibid.) 

[" A Journal of the first siege of Pontefract Castle, 
kept by Nathan Drake, a gentleman volunteer in it. I desire 
that this MS., in my great -grandfather's own hand writing, may 
never go out of the family. — Francis Drake."] 

A List of all the Vollunteres as were at Pontefract Castle 
the 25th December, 164[4].* 

Colionelk, — Coll. Lewder, governor, Coll. Ilutton, Coll. Roms- 
den. Coll. Wintworth, Coll. Cuttler, Coll. Gray, Coll. Vawhan, 
Coll. Middleton. 

Knightes, — Sr. Thomas Bland, Sr. Frauncis Ratcliff, Sr. Ed- 
ward RatclifTe. 

Lieutenant Co//^w<'//5.— L.C. ^Vheatelay, L.C. Wintworth, L.C. 
Darcey, L.C. Tindall, L.C. Portington. " 

Majors. — Ma. Beamont, Ma. Hudlcstone, Ma. Mountaine, 
Ma. Wintworth, Ma. Copplay, Ma. Warde, Ma. Dinis. 

Preachers. — Do''. Bradley, Mr. Hirste, Mr. Lister, Mr. Kay, 
Mr. Pickrin, Mr. Corkor, Mr. Masham, Mr. Sikes, Mr. Oley, 
Mr. Burley, Mr. Maukneholc, Mr. Buckanhanan. 

Alldermen. — Mr. Maior, Mr. Rusby, Mr. Stables, Mr. Thomas 
Wilkinson, Mr. Austwieke, Mr. Taytom, Mr. John Wilkinson, 
Mr. Gates, Mr. Smith, Mr. Cellom, Mr. Lunne. 

Captenes.— C'd. Constable, Ca. ^lollett, Ca. Hillton, Ca. Hud- 
lestone, Ca. Shaw, Ca. Romsden, Ca. Harrise, Ca. Vaucer, Ca. 

* This list is found on pages 5, 6 of the MS-, among original matter written after 
the erasure of the list, which indeed is evidently unficistied as to the gentlemen 
▼olanteers. But it is a convenient summary of the status of the persons engaged, 
and, as a check upon the names in the more perfect list of watches which follows, it is 
an assurance to the reader that the editor is not exaggerating the shortcomings of 
Bootbroyd's history of Pontefract. There are a few discrepancies between the lists. 
Tbf^ fHTobably arose ^m withdrawals and transpositions from illness or other causes 
before the watches were settled. The erased list furnishes the physician and surgeons, 
with an additional alderman of Pomfret, Mr. Kellom. Out of a corporate council of 
13, 11 of its members defended the castle. 



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CoUone Chayes list, — Collonel Gray brother to the Lo^. Gray 
if Warke, Lieut. Coll. Darcy son to the Lo^. Darcy of Hornby, 
Jr. Ed. Radcliffe, Baronet, pa., Sr. Francis Radeliflfe, p., Leiu. 
\)11. Portington, Major Huddlestone, Capt. Huddlestone, Capt. 
lodger Portington, Ca. Grimstone, Capt. Vavasor, pa., Capt. 
^est, pa., [Capt. I Wheatley; — [Capt.] Lumsdall, [Capt.] Sea- 
an, Scots. — [Lieut.] Wheatley, [Lieut.] Smith, [Lieut. J La- 
bum, [Lieut.] Perry, * [Lieut.] Cape, pa., Mr. 

ohn Thimbleby, Mr. Charles Jackson, Mr. . . okefeild, Mr. 
[ammerton, pa., Mr. Stappleton, pa., Mr. Anne, pa., Mr. 
Latcliffe, Mr. Cutbert Medcaulph, Mr. Jo. Medcaulph, Mr. 
ibbot, Coronet Spurgion, Cor. Harrington, Ensig. Harbert, 
It. Stables, Allderman, Mr. Smith, AUd., Mr. Taytom, AUd., 
fr. Higford, Mr. Wilkes, Mr. Burton, Mr. Hey, Quartem*". 
rench. Clergy to this detnsion. Mr. Key, Mr. Oley, Mr. 
Buchanan, Scotus. — In all 48. 

Sr. Richard Muttons list, knight, high sherife of Yorkshire. — 
'aptin Constable, Capt. Musgraive, Capt. Standeven, Capt. 
laibome, Capt. Croft, Leiut. Smith, Leiut. Antrobus, Corronet 
Tailor, Cor. Bamford, Cor. Matthwman, Mr. Gravener, Mr. 
Impson, Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Preston, Mr. Johnstone, Mr. Massey, 
It. Madockes, Mr. Taytom, ju., Georg Wentworth, James EUi- 
Dii, Peet^r Swift, John Lang with, Steeven Scammenden, James 
Lendrick, Mr. Burchell, Mr. Hopgood, Mathew Sutton, Robert 
lallyfax, Robert Burton, AVilliam Watson, Thomas Walker, 
idward Gauthrope, John Farram, Sargiant Fether, John Hes- 
am, Robert Moore, Thomas Senior, Mr. Binnes, Mr. Willson, 
rho. Pouke, John Oxley, AViilter Steele. — Clergy to this devision. 
Mt. Buchanan f, Mr. Mankenhole his peculiar chaplin. — In 
all 45. 

8r. John Eomsdens list, — Sr. Gervis Cuttlcr, Lieutenant 
Collonel Tindall, Major Warde, Major Wentworth, Captin 
Pilkinton, Capt. Morrett, Capt. Horfold, Capt. Swillovant, Capt. 
Standeaven J, Capt. Clough, Capt. Beale, Capt. Shaw, Corronet 
Harrington J, Cor. Nunnes, Leiutent. Saivill, Leiut. Fleeming, 
Mr. Burton, Mr. Baumforth, Mr. Carwike, Mr. Stringer, Mr. 
Gascone, Mr. Pearcye, se., pa., Mr. Will. Tiiidell, pa., Mr. 
Hodgshon, Mr. Pearcy, ju., pa., Mr. Jackson, Mr. Reeser, Mr. 
Georg Tindell, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hitchin, Mr. SciUito, maior, 
Mr. 'rho. Wilkinson, All., Mr. Jo. Wilkinson, All., Mr. Lunne, 
-^d., W . . . Strickland, Nathan Drake, Pectcr Heaton, David 

* The MS. is much decayed at the edge, and some tiiles have been supplied from 
"^ other list. At this blank two names are illegible. 

t He seems to bavQ attended to two divisions. 

♦ These two occur before. 

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there was 60 killd within the church, — suhstituieiQ and church 
yeard at the same instant by the beseeged. 

29, beine^ Sunday, those 11 men &nd boyes having beene 
6 dales in the steeple without meat or drinke (both being left in 
the church by the beseegers suddejme aproach) they (5ame all 
down the west end of the church by a roape * ; at which time 
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since recovered) and one other of them killed in the church 
yeard. All the rest escaped without any hurt at all. 

That day and the 30 and 31, the beseeged shott 15 canon. 

[1644-5] January 1, 2, 3, 4. The beseeged shott 15 cannon. 

Sunday, 5th. Mr. Pattison was killed upon the topp of the 
Bound tower, being shott into the head with a muskett buUit 
from the beseegers. 

6, 7, 8. The beseeged plaid 12 pesos of cannon into severall 
places of the towne. 

During this time of the seege there went out of this garrison 
to Newarke with Captin TuUey 140 horse and men the 8th. 

9, Thursday, the beseeged plaid one cannon against NewhaU, 
wheare it broke a hoale into the wall and one of the stones hitt 
Generall Forbus on the face but was but a little hurt. That 
day the beseeged playd 10 cannon. 

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. The beseeged plaid 24 cannon into 
severall places of the towne. 

16. The beseeged playd 1 cannon into the closes below the 
towne, amongst the cutters up of clottes, but what was killed is 
not knowne, but they came there no more, and the beseeged 
plaid 6 cannon more. And during all this time there was 15 
sling peeses shott. There is in all 128 cannon shott to this 

The 16th of January the enemy brought into the Markitt 
place in Pomfret 6 peese of cannon the same which had beene 
at Hemslay and Knavesbrough before, one carying a buUitt of 
42 li. weight, another 36 li., 2 other 24 li. a peso, and the least 
9 li. We hearing they would plant them against Piper tower 
and betwixt that and the Round tower where there was a hol- 
low place all the way downe to the well, the gentlemen and 
souldyers fell all upon carrying of earth and rubbish and so 
filled up the place in a little space, and we ranmied up the way 
that passed through Piper tower with earth 4 or 5 yeardes thick. 

♦ Probably taken from the Belfry. (Boothroyd.) 

t **Jan. The Lord Fairfax possessed Pomfret town, and close blocked up the 
castle, and Scarborough, Skipton, and Sandal castles were blocked up by the Parlia- 
ment's forces." (Whitelocke.) 

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who are the causers of it. This is my resolution which I desire 
rou C3rtefie the Lord Fairfax from your affectionate frend, 
Richard Lowther. — Pomfrette Castelle, 16th Jan. 1644." 

But they prevented the sending of this letter, for the next 
Homing by that it was light they fell a battring and the 
nme day gave us 400 shot. 

17. The enemy begunne to play with theire cannon against 
Pontefiract Castle upon Friday morning before sunrising, being 
the 17th January 1644. Theire cannon was planted upon the 
west end of the castle upon Mr. Lunne's back yeard. 

The beseegers begun to play with their cannon about 7 in the 
noming. That day they playd 400. 

The first night after they begunne to shoote, was Capt. 
If onroe and Capt. Lay borne sent out to vew how farre they had 
nttered in the wall, which they found to be a yeard haulph, 
thereupon our men was commanded to carry earth to strengthen 
he wall within, which was done with all speede. 

Our men went out every day into the graft* and fecht in 
Jieire bullets for 4d. a peece. 

18. They playd 348. 

19. 286 cannon. This day, Simday, about 9 of the clock, 
WBS Piper tower beaten downe ther having beene 78 shott made 
that morning before it fell, by which fall a breach was to be 
made into the Castle wall, and [by] which fall 2 brothers of 
the Briggses of the [Half Jpenjr howse f was killd and 3 or 4 
tnuch hurt but they are all againe since recovred, and 27 of the 
beseegers men blowne up with their owne powder by a shott 
from the castle which hitt their match and so struck fire into 
the ponder. 

17, 18, 19, 20. The beseeged playd 16 cannon. 

20. [The beseegers] shott 144 cannon. 21, 189. 

21. Captin Browne was killed in the Barbican with a muskitt 
hollitt from the beseegers. 

About that time was one John Spcnce killed in the Bar- 
bican by overcharging his owne muskitt which burst and killed 

The 21th January, about 11 a clock, there came a drunmie to 
the gates from Forbes and beate a parly. Word was brought 
to the Governor who sent to know his busines, he tould them 
he had a letter from Coll. Forbes to the Governor. The 
Governor returned answer, he would receive no letters from him 
^esse they would sease battering, whereupon commaund waa 

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night they gave us 4 great shott, according to their usuall 

On Weddensday the 22th they weare reasonable quiet, their 
ordinance ceast playing, whether they wanted powder or 
thought it but wasted on us I know not, but this day and the 
night they gave us but 6 great shott. 

And the Lord Fairfax not finding the breach so cleare as he 
was informed and not able to gett his men to venture on it, 
returned to Yorke againe, without possession of the castle, where 
upon the Munday before both he and his son Sir Thomas Fair- 
fSuL * came to towne to take the honnor of the busines, and pos- 
session of the castle, who were entertained with great honnor 
and exalltation, gaurds of horse and foot ready to receeve them, 
with great showting and volly of voyces and voUyes of shott ; 
but went away without either beating of drum or sound of 

[22. The beseegers shott] 3 [cannon], and 3 in the night. 
23. That night 3. 24. That night 2. Saturday, 25. 15 can- 
non. 27. 1 cannon. In all to this day 1349 [apparently 
altered to 1390] and not any more cannon shott made since tiU 
the 1th [«i^] Feb. nor not an}' one man killd with the cannon 
bfdlit, nor any man hurt with the cannon buUitt but one James 
Ellyate (the little gunmaker of Yorke,) who had his arme 
bruised with a stone burst with the cannon buDitt, so presently 
cut of, which is since well againe. 

From the 22th to the 31th, the beseeged playd 18 cannon. 

February 1. The beseeged plaid 4 cannon. 

4. [The beseegers shott] 2 cannon and 1 in the night. The 
beseegers pLiyd no more with their cannon till the 1[2] 
February and then they shott 3 cannon without any hurt at all 
to the beseeged. The beseegers have now shott 1400 cannon 
against .... 

There went allso t with Mr. Corker at another time to the 
Prince out of this garrison during this seege 16 men and horse 
the 6th of February : he was the onely man that procured Sr. 

* " Jan. Sir Thomas Fairfax and Colonel Forbes standing together near Pomfret 
Castle, a cannon bullet from thence came betwixt them, and the wind of it beat them 
both to the ground, and put out one of Colonel Forbes his eyes, and spoihd that side 
of his face, and yet no other hurt to Sir Thomas Fairfax." (Whitelocke.) 

** The Commons proceeded in the business of the new model of the armj, and 
nominated Sir Tho. Fairfax to command in chief. — Colonel Lambert was ordered to 
speed down into the north, to take care of the forces there (he being commissary 
general of the Lord Fairfax his army) when Sir Thomas Fairfax should come up." 

t This paragraph follows that recording Captain Tullcy*s exit to Newark on 
Jan. 8. 


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the foot 4 or 5 times, recovring the hedge from them, beat them 
quite away towardes Ferry bridge, continually charging them 
all the way, there being left dead and wounded upon tne ground 
about 160 men. And at Ferry bridge the enemy playd 3 times 
with one cannon, viz. 2 case shottes and 1 cannon bullitt, killed 
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betwixt Shearbume and Tadcaster, killd 140 of their men (as is 
reported) in the chase, took 600 prisoners, commaimdera and 
officers 57 * ; doble barrells of powder 47, containing 124 lb. a 
peece ; armes 1600 ; collores both for horse and foot above 40 ; 
and many wounded men brought and many dead since, and we 
lost not above 20 men in all the fight, the enemy being allmost 
6 for one. There was brought in to the castle neare upon 20 
cariages with all their match, muskets, pikes, bullits, and all 
other provition, and many packes taken in the chase, and the 
plunder of the feild was to the souldyers and to the contrey 
about. Sir Marmaduke Langdall coming into the castle betwix 
10 and 11 of the clock in the night, having quartered his horse 
in the townes about, and he continued about the towne, refresh- 
ing of his men, till the Munday following, being the 3 March, 
at which time he marched away with the most of all his horse 
and foot. 

[beseegers' loss.] 

KiUd the first seege Wounded 

60 40 






160 kild and wounded 

140 more betwixt Ferry bridge and Sherburne 


* The parlUmentary loss has been stated at more than 1000 men. Lambert him- 
■If was wounded, and many of his officers were sUin*. Among these were Col. 
^ lyn, Col. Thornton, and Col. Malevery. (Boothroyd, 1 Fairfax Corr. 184.) 

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before your orders came from Colonel Forbes to draw off to Ferry- 
bridge, which (though I used all possible expedition therein) I could 
not do until within night, and then began to march with not above 
240 horse and foot in all (for reason of the sudden notice, many of 
my men were absent), expecting to have found no enemy either at 
Pontefract or Ferrybridge, but discovered them at both places, by 
intelligence from some of them whom we took prisoners. Where- 
upon we were forced to break up their quarters in Longhoughton, 
where some troops of Colonel Carnaby quartered. "We forced our 
passage there with divers of their horse and some men of theirs pri- 
soners, and it was generally conceived most secure to make for Brad- 
ford, in regard we did not know how the enemy had dispersed them- 
selves towards Leeds. My lord, your lordship may perceive by these 
inclosed what a distraction this late accident hath wrought in these 
western places." (Sir John Savile at Bradford to Lord Fairfax. 
1 Fairfax Corr. 177.) 

March 3. " We have notice that the enemy is retreating to Don- 
caster •, but we hear of Prince Rupert's advance on this side Glou- 
cester t- Now that the country about Wakefield is not secured, the 
enemy at Sandali ranges at pleasure.*' (Sir John Savile at Bradford 
to Lord Fairfax. 1 Fairfax Corr. 179.) 

March 5. " To the right honourable Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, 
these. — My lord, your oflScers will inform you how far you are short 
in medicaments^ the number of the wounded considered. Here is a 
chirurgeon of your party that will go as far as he can with such 
things as he hath received. Your lordship will receive with this a 
list of oflBcers and soldiers, if I may receive the like from you upon a 
safe-conduct. I shall send officers to treat of a general exchange, 
and remain, my lord, your humble servant, Sichabd Lowther. 
Pontefract Castle." (1 Fairf. Corr. 185.) 

March 9. " For the right honourable the Lord Fairfax, these — 
VLy lord, your lordship's of the 7th of this instant came but this 
morning : for the time and place, the first is precipitated, for the 
other it is at too great a distance. If your lordship please to give a 
meeting at Ferrybridge, upon mutual engagements for the safety of 
those who shall be appointed to treat upou both parties, I shall agree 
to it, and to that purpose desire a new safe-conduct for such as I 
shall nominate ; the time, Wednesday next, by nine in the morning. 
The list your lordsliip sent of our prisoners with yours is altogether 
imperfect. I desire a particular under whose commands and in what 
regiments they have served, as also a list from Hull arid Wressell in the 

* *' Langdale retreated to Newark. Col. Rosseter and other of the Parliament's 
forces fell on bis rear near Doncaater, and took divers prisoners." (Whitelocke.) 

t March 11. *' I am sorry to hear of the sad accident in Yorkshire. It is very 
probable that the storm will jet be greater there. Prince Ru{>ert is gone northward 
ibo ; and it is conceived that Prince Rupert, Prince Maurice, and Langdale will, in 
amdnsion, fiJl into one body.'' (Sir Tho. Widdrington, at London, to Lord Fairfax. 
1 Pairf. Corr. 182.) 



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