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goythe in to y^ chamber y° knyght shall be ledd unto his chambre
with greate multytwde of knyghtes, squires, and mynstrells yonge
syngynge and dawnsynge in to y^ entre of his chambre. And there
y*^ knyghtes, esquiers, and mynstrills shall take thare leve, and y°
newe knyght shall go to eate, the dore shall be closyd, and he shall
do of his arraye, whiche shall be gyven to y*^ kyngs of armes; and
also y*^ sayd kynges and haurawds shall have thoffice of armes of
every duke, erle, baron, and bachiler aftar thayr estates, and at y''
leste XX* for theyr honors to shew them in y*' kyngs presence and in
y'' sayd cowrte, y'' graye cope shall be unto y*^ wayte or a noble for it.
And aftar this mete this noble new knyght anon shall be arayed
with a robe of blewe with streyght sieves, and he shall have uppon
y® lefte shwldar a whit lace of sylke hangynge, and that lace he
shall kepe in y* wyse above his clothynge with owt forthe fronie
that daye hensforthe contynewally unto that tyme he gete sum
maner of worshype by deservynge by wytnes of worthye knyghtes
and squers of armes and herawdes dewlye afftarward reportyd;
whiche reporte mouste enter in to y° earys of y** worthy prince
whiche hathe made hym knyght, or of some odar, or ellys of some
noble lady, for to take awaye y*^ lace frome y<^ shulder, sayenge
thus : " Ryght dere lorde, I have herde so moche of yowr worshyppe
and renowne that y'' have done in dyvers partes unto y*^ grete
worshype of knyghthode to yowr selfFe and to hym that made yow
knyght, that deserfe and ryght wyll that this lace be put and take
awaye." But aftar dynar y'^ worshipfull and worthy knyghts and

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esquicrs shall come afore y*" sayd newe knyglit, and hym shall lede
to y'^ kyngs presence, all tymes beynire before hym y^ sayd csquirs,
fTovornors. And when y'' new knyghtcomythc in to y'' presence of
y'" kynge he shall knele before y*' kynge and shall say thus: " Moste
drede and moste myghty prynce, of my lytyll powre of that that I
may I thankc yow of all y'' worshypcs, curtesies, godencsse, whiche
ye liave done unto me;" and this sayde he shall take leve of y*"
kynge. And uppon that y*^ govowrnowrs shall goo and take theyr
leve of thayre maysters, saynge thus : " WorshypfuU Sir, by y^
kyngs commaundement we have scrvyd yow, and that commaunde-
ment fulfyllyd and parfwrmyd to owr powr, and what we have
done in yowr service ayene yowr reverence we praye yow of yowr
grace for to pardon us of owr neglygence. Fortharmore of y°
custome of y*' kyngs cowrt we aske and reqwere yow of robes and
fees to the terme of owr lyfFe covenable to y'' kyngs esquiers,
felowes to y*^ knyghtes of othar lands," &c.


[Note. — This article seems to have been transcribed by Stowe from the Cottonian
MS. Nero C. ix. IfiSb., from which it has already been printed by Anstis in his
Ohscrvationx Iniroductory, Coll. No. 88, and by Nicolas in his History of the
Order of the Bath, pp. 12-26. It is on the whole a very accurate transcript. The
speech addressed to the esquire at p. 107 is, however, abbreviated, the passage stand-
ing in the original as follows: —

seyenge secretly to the squyer thus : — " Right dere brother, grete worshipe be this
ordre un to yow; and Almyghty God geve yow the praysynge of all knyghthod.
Lo, this is the ordre. Be ye stronge in the feith of Holy Cherche, and wydows and
maydoncs oppressed releve as right commaundith. Yeve ye to everych his owne
with all thy mynde above all thynge. Love and drede God. And above all other
erthly thinges love the Kynge thy soverayn lord, hym and his defende unto thy
powere. And be fore all worldly thynges putte hym in worshipp and thynges that
be not to be taken beware to begynne." In this wj'se or better, &c. And when the
hujght is thus counselled (&;c. as above, Stowe having coiTected the word "knyght"
here into " esquire." ) ]



A memoriall of the Kyngs higlines wlioll chardges sus-
teynecl at Bolloigne from the xxvij of Septembar,
Anno xxxvj, to the ix of Octobar, Anno xxxvij.

The wages of tholle garison ther:

payde, lxxM.lxvj/^. iijs. 1 ..

J •.. . ,. . } iiii^^xviiiM.viiC.iiii^'^viw. ii5.

wnpayde, xxviijM.vjc.w. xixs.l '' j j j j j

The wages of artificers and laborars about y° fortifications :
payd, xvijM.iiijc.iiij'^''viij/^. vs. vjf/. oh. ) xxM.viijc.lxxvjZz.
wnpayd, iiJM.iijc.iiij'^^vij/i. xixs. jd. oh. \ iiijs. viijtZ.

The wages of thofficers and ministars of y*^ victualls:
payd, M.vjc./i. j .

unpayde, ^i.li. \ • J • •

Wasste and losse in the victualls, xJM.C.iiij'"^xvj/i. xij.?. vd. oh.

Forayne and necessarie payments over and besyds the provysyons
made and payd for in England vjciiij^^'^xiiij/i. xijs.

Out of the Kyngs CofFars, iiij^^iiJM.CCC.viij/i. ij-s.

In the price of victualls, viJM.iiij^'^xiiij/z. xvjs. viijrf.

For fryssys and matreses, C.xxxwli. viijs. oh.

Yet dewe for victalle, vM.iiijc.viij/z. xs. xd.

In the hands of th'executors of S. John Jenyngs, vc xxli.

Sum of tholle chardges aforsayd, C.xxxiiiJM.liij/i. x}s. yl. oh.

The charges of the fortifycacions within y^ highe towne of bosse "
towne and the Yonge Man,'' xM.viijc.xxxij/z. vjs. vd. oh.

The charges of the fortyfications of tholde man,'' viJM.vjc.lvZi.
xixs. jVZ.

Md. Ther is dewe unto the garreson and werkemen of the forti-
fycations xxijM.vijc.vZ^', iiijd. oh.

Item. Ther remaynethe in victualls unspent the laste of Sep-
tembar, over and besyds xiJM.viijc.Z?'. vijs. vyi. oh. Reyceyvyd and
to be receyvyd for victualls, MM.CCC./i.

"■ " Of Bosse," qu. " and Basse," /. e. Haute and Basse Boulogne?
'' The Old and Young Man were two fortresses at Boulogne,

stowe's memokanda. 115

Anno Domnc 15G1, y*' yere bcgynyng at New Yers daye.

The xxiiij daye February, wliicli was Saynt Matheus daye, at
vj aclockc at nyght, was senc at London as gret a flashe of lyg^it-
nyngc as lightly hath ben sene at any tymc, and a gict clapc of
thunder wher with fell a gret 'shurc of haylle and rayne which
sodenly turned to a gret snow, and all this was in on quarter ol an
owrc. For y'-" space of an owrc after y'' ellenicnte senied westward
as rede as fyre. It is to be notid that all this whylle y" wynde was
very bytter colde.

Anno Domini 1561.

The X daye of Apryll was one Wyllyam Jetiferey, an here tyke,
whyppyd at a carts arsse from the Marshallse in Sothewarkc to
Bethclem with out Byshoppys gatte of London, for that he belevyd
one John ]\Iore to be Crist, tlie Savyour of y« worlde. He was
very sore whypyte, and on his hed wer pynyd papars, and also
abowt the cart wer hangyd the lyke papers, wher in was wrytyn
as folowythe: "Wyllyam Gefferey, a moste blasfemous herytykc,
dcnyenge Cryst our Savyowr in heven." And when he the sayd
Wyllyam Geferey was brought to Bethlem gate there the ]Mar-
shalls sarvaunts cawsyd the cart to staye and John More to be
browght out of Bethlem, whiche John ]\Iore dyd professe hym selfFe
to be Cryst the Savyowr of the worlde. And afftar exaraynacion
and his aunswers, whiche wer very doubtfull, he wase lykewysse
stryptc and tyed at the carts ars and whypte a byrdbolt shute be
yonde Bethlem and so bake a gayn, and sent into Bethclem prisoner
ageyne. And Wylyam Geferay was sent agayn to the Marshallse.
They had bene in the presons before namyd ny a yere and a halfF
before this tymc. the one for affyrmynge hym selff to be Crist, the
olhar affyrmynge hym selffe to be Seynt Petar the Apostyll of Crist.


The descrypcon of Troionovaunt.

Anno 1561, y" 4 day of June, betwen 4 and 5 of y° cloke [in]
y" afftar nonne, beynge Wedynsday and Corpus Cristi eve, y°
stepull of Powlles was fyeryd by lyghtnynge, y® whiclie lytenynge
dyd take ye stepulle, as it dyd seme to y'' beholders, y*^ space of ij
or iij yardes benethe y° crosse and so byrnt round abought in y*"
same place that y® toppe felle of with y® crosse wnperyshed (or
wn byrnt) and y^ crosse fell southe, and so the sphere byrnt downe
Avard lyke as a candil consumyng, to y^ stone werke and y® bells, and
so to y^ rouffe of y*^ churche, and thorow y*^ roufFes of y*^ churche
all fowre ways, east, west, northe, and sowthe. With in y'^ qwiers
or chawnsylls was brynt nothyng but onlyy*^ communion table, and
m y'' rest of y*^ churche was brynt nothing but a sartayn tymber
werke whiche stode at y^ northe-west pyllar of y*" stepull, which
was fyeryd with y« tymber that fell in to y'' churche owt of y^ steple;
whiche was a lamentable syghte and pytyfull remembraunce to
all people that have y'' feare of God before theyr eyes, consyderynge
it was y'' hous of owre Lord, erectyd to prays hym and pray to hym,
y^ beawty of y^ syte of London, y'= beawty of y'= holle Eeallme. A
mynster of suche worthy, stronge, and costly buldynge, so large, so
pleasant and delectable, it passyd all comparyson, not only of
mynstyrs within thys realme but ells where as sure as travayll
hathe taught ws in other realmes ethar Cristyn or hethyn. VVher-
fore feare we God that so sore hathe chatysyd us, and let ws well
know that he whiche hathe not spayrd his owne hous wyll not
spare owres, exsept we repent owr formor wykyd lyffe and serve
hym in holynys and newenys of lyffe, with a parffyt fliythe in God
and parffyt charytye to owr neyghbour, y^ whyche our Lorde for his
byttar passyon grawnt. Amen.

That same day at Gylford was brynte a carsy hangynge on y°
tayntars, which carse dyd contayne Ix yards, and it was conswmyd
to powdar and y'= tayntar not hurt; allso v mylle beyend Gylford


a woman was byrnt with y'^ same lyii;litnyn^c. That clay was many
<:^rcat havmcs done by lyghtynyni; in l^igland, as at Shalltesebury
tlic steple with parte of y'' churche was brynt.

Anno 15()1, tlie xxx and y" hist day of June in y*' afFtarnoonc
a cart hidyn witli hayc browght in to Sothewavke was set a fyrc

'"' and clcnc brent, y" hey, y" carte, and y'' tylle liorsc to

dethe, Avhiche was a thyng to be notyd, or rathav to be wondcryd
at, that in suche a phice, at that tymc of y*^ (hiy and in y'' syght of
so many beholdars, it shvdd so be consumyd with owt helpc.

The confessyon of Master E/ychard Allington csquere,
the xxij of Novcmbrc, 1561, abovvte viij of y"
clocke at nyght, before Master Doctour Caldewalle,
Master Doctor Good, Master Garthe, Master Jones,
and Ser John of y*" E/olles, &ct.

Maisters, seinge that I mustc nedes die, whiehe I assure yow I ncvar
thought wokle have cum to passe by this dessease, consyderinge it
is but y° smalle pockes, I woulde therfore moste hertely desyrc yow
in y° reverence of God j.nd for Christes passions sake to suffer me to
speake untyll I be dede, that I may dyscharge my consiens, accuse
inyn adversary the devyll, and yeWe my selfFe hohe to Ahniglitie
God, my Savior and Redemer, upon whose justice yf 1 loke and
behold I am condemnede eternally, but one y^ othar syde yf I loke
apon his merci, then I trust he wyll shewe unto me as he will do to
y'' worst sorte of men,amonge whome I assure yow I accompt my selfFe
to be one, for nevar man hathe had more especiall tokenes of Godcs
singuler grace at ofFten and sundery tymes shewyd unto hym then
I have had, and so letyll rcgardyd them as I have done. And good
masters, for Christs passions sake give good care unto me, and pray
continewally for me upon your knes, for I will tell yow of straunge
thyngs, wluche I assure yow by that faithc I beare to God I speake

<>■ Blank in MS.


not of vaine glorle or prayse of myselfe or any other cawse, but only
tlianke Gcid for his greate marcys shewed dyverse and sondry wayes
by me, and also to accuse my adversarie y*^ devyll. Yt is so when
I was a childe I was brought up, thoughe I saye it, with a good
father and mother whom ye knewe, who daylye used us children
vertiouslie and kepte us for one hower or ij everie eveninge and
mornige to prayers, and then when prayers wer don to owr bokcs.
Aftarwarde we wer wonte to go to playe into an orchard nere
adjoynynge to my fathers howse, where as ofFtyn tymes for y<= space
of iij yeres there apperyd to me in a thicke hedge a goodlye comfort-
able vision, I do well remember, from ten yers olde unto thirtene.
Ther apperid, I say, to me y'' very Image of" our Saviour Jesus Christ
as he sufferyd his blisyd passion upon the crose ; whiche Image
apperyd to me very lyvely and that verie often so lovyngly and
tenderly as evar any erthely man culde desyre and wishe, shewingc
suche speciall tokens of his great marcie and goodnes to me as I
thynke nevar mortall man coulde desyre or wyshe y*^ lyke, whiche I
did evermore kepe verie secret to my selfe for my greate com forte
and consolacion. Goodc maisters, for Christys passyons sake, gevc
good eare unto me and pray, styll pray, pray, pray. Then longc
aftar I cam to London, and at laste I was maried, sythe whiche
tyme I assure yow I have offended my Lorde God and Savyowr
Christ so sore, many foldely comittinge of so abhominable userie,
that I am a frayd I shalbe condempned eternally, and indede one
greate occasion was becawse I nevar gave my selffe to prayer as I was
wont to do, but spent my tyme to muche in wordlynes, for y*^ whiche
my conscience did oftymes accuse me. I will tell yow more anon.
I beseche yow pray, pray, pray. And thus my consciens storringe
with in )ny selffe brought me to mervelous trobles of mynde, so that
nevar man was in suche case as I was of a longe tyme; And beinge
in this greate treble, at y° last y'-' selfe same vision appered to me
ao^ayne even sence this laste terme, and put me in remembraunce
agayne even of Gods speciall grace before shewed to me, and allso
of many othar thyngs, willynge me to leve of y'^ Avorlde and y*^

stowe's memoranda. 119

bcsyncs thcrof, and not to troblc my scliTc to muclie there withe,
sythcn whlche tynic I assure yow I have ^onc abowtc to leave of" all
my trobles of y law agaync, and so to liave lyved more quietlic
with that owr Lord had sent me. Nowe, good mastars, pray styll for
me and I wyll shew yow verie straungc thyngs. The second nyght
aftav I felle secke, beingc in perfecte mcmoric lyenge in my bed
brode a wake, and, as I thowght, all my I'olkcs beingc a slcpe liere in
my cliambcr, thcr apperid unto mc suche strange thyngs and ferefuU
which greatly amased and put me in wonderf'ull fcerc. I can not
tell what I shall tearme theme or call them, and as I doe remember
they were lyke puppets, they came up and downe my chamber, and
at laste, beinge marvelous sore afrayde, they came unto me rounde
aboute my chamber, my bedde, and apon my bedd pulled and
tossed me, stearde me, and tarde me, and so vexed me as I was
never in all my lyffe so soore troubled and vexed, shcwynge suche
terrable and fearefull sytes, so that I was all most broughtc to utter
desperacyon, so farforthe that I coulde not tell Avhat to doe; yet at
the laste rcmembrvnge with my sellfe and callyngc to my remem-
braunce the goodlye graces that my Lorde and Savior Jesus Chrlste
at dyverse and soundry tymes liad shewed unto mc, sayde unto
my sellfe, " good Lorde what do these thinges meane, what shall
I doe ?" With that ther appered unto me my vysion agayne, which
shewed unto me in wrytinge all y*^ usery that ever I had receaved
in all my lyfFe so playnly that I redd yt, and in dede the sommes
were true and named every man of whom I had resseyved yt,
namynge the persons and y'^ somes, as of one Mr. "Wilkokes thus
muche, of my L. Scrope thus muche, of Mr. Fynes thus muche,
namynge every some, and he shewed me also wdiat I had
resseyved of Spanyardes, of Frenchmen, of Italyans, and suche
lyke, which came to vj^^Zi., shewinge so playnely I assure you
every thinge that I much marveled at yt, and at the last I made
answer unto my vision and saied, " Lorde, all thes thinges are true
in dede, what shall I do to yt? " Then my vision made answere and
comforted me verye muche agayne, commaundynge me fyrste to

120 stowe's memoeanda.

paye nil y*^ userie money agayne to every man as he had shewed
me y® somes, which came to xviijo.??. Then he badd me pay
agayne the fyftie poundes which I gat for bienge of a house in
Holbarne, and for y^ v]^^li. which I hadd of straungers he wylled
me, because that I know not wher they dwell, to gyve yt to y*"
poore prisoners and goode men that be in prison. And maisters,
I can not tell of what relygyon you be that be heare, nor I care not,
for I speake to tell you the truth and to accuse myne adversary the
dewelles, and in dede I have gyven them some thinge all redy and
wyll gyve them all y° rest, God willinge, and will paye all y''
userye mony to every man as my vision commaunded me, and do
intende, God willinge, tomorrow to send for them yfF I lyfe so
longe; yf not, I wyll desyre y° Master of y° Eolles, as my trust is in
hym, that he will se it dischargid and payed out of hand that my
soulle may beare no perill for yt. And masters, then my vysion
comforted me more and more, and he sayd he would shew me ix
psalmes, which yf I dede saye every daye I shuld never synne
agayne mortallie, for I assure you I have not used my sellfe to
prayer as I was wont to doe, nor never wente to y*^ churche at any
tyme of comon prayer, bycaus I dyd condeme my conscyence for
suffeiynge me to commite suche abominable usery and other most
detestable synnes agaynst my hevenly Father, who had so many
folde wayes and sondry tymes shewed me such lovinge kyndnes
and synguller graces. And y*^ psalmes were thes : 1. Meserere mei
Deus. 2. Beati omnes quitemet^ Domimirn (128). 3. Ad Dominum
cum tribuler. 4. Levavi oculos meos [in~\ inontes. 5. A^si quia Do.
6. Qui conjidunt in Do. 7. Judica me Deus. 8. Illmnuia oculos
meos. 9. Domini'^ non est exuliatum cor meum.

Anso so my vision left me. Sith which tyme I assure you I
have had as muche quyetnes as any man can wishe, and have sene
soch comfortable syghtes as nether harte can thyncke nor tonge
expresse, and this I had to shew you. Now, good Sur John, say
y'^ vij psallmes, and Domine Jesu Cristy with gloriosa passyo he

" So in MS.

stowe's memouanda. 121

sayd hymscllfe, and then he thought lie shiiUl have died, but then
brothc belnge geven unto hym lie revyvcd agaync and fell to prayer
and gave hym sellfe wholly to quyetnes, &c. •

In the ycare of our Lord 1562, y'^ 8 day of Septembar, was a

pryste (whose name Avas Ser llavard) taken (by sertayn pro-

motars and my Lorde of Elies " men) for sayienge of masse in Fettar
lane at my Lady Cares'' housse, whiche pryste was violently taken
and led (as ten tymcs wors then a traytur) thwrowe Holburne,
Newgate markyt, and Chepsyd to the Cowntar at the stokes callyd
the Pultric, whithe all his ornaments on hym as he was ravist to
mas, with his masse boke and his porttoys borne before hym, and y®
chalice with the paxe and all othar thyngs, as myche as myght make
rewde poople to wondar apon hym. And the nomber of people
was exsedynge great that folowyd hym, mokynge, derydynge,
cursynge, and wyshynge evyll to hym, as some to have hym set on
y^ pelory, some to have hym hangyd, som hangyd and qwarteryd,
some to have hym byrnt, sum to have hym torne in pesys and all
his favorars, with as myche violence as the devill collde invent, and
myche more then I can wryte, but well was he or she that cowld
get a plucke at hym or gyve hym a thumpe with theyr fyst or spyt
in his face, and to scorne hym with sange, Ora ])ro nobis Sancta
Maria becawse it was owr Lady day of hir nativite (but not kept holy) ,
and all so they sange Dominus vohisciun and suche lyke. My Lady
Care, with my Lady Sakefylde, and Alistres Perpoynt, and Sherewod
and his wyfFe war taken for beynge at y^ same masse, and browght
before y*^ Byshope of Elly, then lyenge in Holburn, and theyr housys
sherchte, theyr bokes were all brought to y° Byshope of Elly, who
aflftar examynation of them and theyr bokes sent them to prison.
My Lady Care, and my Lady Sakefelde, Mistres Perpoynt to y®
Fleete. and the othar iij to y'= Cowntar, and with in iij days afFtar
the prist was sent to y^ Marshalse in Sothewarke. And on the

■ Richard Cox, Bishop of Ely.

^ I cannot find who this Lady Gary was; bnt as it is stated below that she was of
the Queen's blood she was certainly related to Henry Caiy, Lord Ilunsdon.

122 stowe's memoranda.

second day of Octobre my Lady Care (beinge of y° Quens blode),
]\Iistris Perpoynt, the prist, and Sherewode and his wyiFe were all
V parsons browght from y*' prysons above narayd to the Sessions
howsse at Newgate, and were ther arraynyd amongeste theves and
mowrderars, and by xij men condemnyd as gilty. Y<^ prist for pre-
paringe hym selffe to say masse, the Lady Carie and Hary Sherwode
and his wyfFe for beynge wyllynge to here and se masse (for this is
to be notyd, y'' prist did not say masse, but was redy ravist to masse
and entered ther in, when he and they were taken). The prist had
judgement gyven to hym prisoner in Newegatte xij monythis, my
Lady Care and Mistres Perpoynt to ly prisoners in y<^ Flett iij
monythes, and in the thre monythes to pay to the queues use
ethar of them one hunderithe marks, or ells ther bodyes to remayn
prisoners to y*^ queues plesure. And Henrie Sherwod and his
wyffe, beynge a marchaunt taylor, wer adjudgyd syx monythes prison-
ment and to pay ethar of them an hundred marke, or ells there
bodyes at y« queues plesure.

In y'' yere of owr Lord 1563 was suche scarsytie of victualls in
London by the servyng Newhavne/ that in y*^ Lent heryngis was
sold for ij a penye when they was best cheape ethar whit or red,
Essyxe chesse for vj d. ye li. baryll buttar for vij and viij d. ye li., a
bad stockefyshe for vj d. or viij d., and so forthe of all othar victualls.
On Estar evyne y^ Parliament brake upe and gave to y^ quene a
subsedie, and that was of everie man beynge valewyd worth iij /{. on
goods, or lands, or otharwys, and so uppewarde, ij s. viij d. of y''
li., besyds they gave her ij fyfFtens.

The viij daye of Julii, anno 1563, in y^ mornynge was great
lyghtnynge and thundar, in y® whiche was slayne a woman mylkynge
and iij kyne, with in y'^ Covynt gardyn whiche some tyme belongyd
to y^ Savoy be yond y® Temple bare ; and many othar placis it dyd
myche harme, of whiche one wase y*' steple of Seynt Androw in
Howlburne wase smyttyn, many men, wemen, and cattayll wer slayne.

" Havre de Grace, which was in possession of the English from September 1562
to July 1568.


Anno Domini 1563, y*= 9 daye of Julii, being Frydaye, a com-
mysyon was sent fromc y*^ quenc and counsel! to London that
everie houshowlder should at vij ol" y*' cloke y° same nyght lay owt
woodd and make bonfycrs in y'' stretcs and lanes to tliat intent they
shuld thcrby consume y" corrupte ayers, whichc othar wyse myght
infect y'' sitie with y" plage, as it was at that tyme begon, and dyed
sum weke more and some weke lesse, but y^ greatyst nombar that
dyde there of any one weke in London and y*^^ sowbarbes of y*^ same
was xvij on weke, xxv y" next weke, xxiij y° third weke, xliiij y«
last weke, before those boone fiars began ; it wase commaundyd to
contynew y° same iij tymes a weke, Monday, Wcdnesdaye, and
Frydaye, and where anny had dyed of y'' plage to syt up a hedlesse
cross over y'' dores. Y'^ next Aveke afftar, endynge y^ x day of
Julii, ther dyde of y*^ plage in London Ixiiij. Y^ next weke endynge
y^ xvij day of Julii dyde c.xxxj of y"^ plage. Y*^ next weke endynge
y® xxiij of July jc.lxxiiij of y^ plage. The next weke endynge the
XXX day of July dyed ijc.iiij^^ix of y° plage. The next weke
endynge the vj day of August dyed of y^ plage ijc.iiij^^xix. The
next weke endynge the xiij day of August, dyed of y*^ plage vC.xlij.
The next weke endynge y<^ xx day of August, dyed of y« plage
vjc.viij. The next weke endynge y° xxvij day of August, dyed of
y^ plage ixC.lxxvj. The next weke endynge y® iij day of Septem-
bre, dyed of y^ plage ixc.lxiij. The next weke endynge y° x daye
of September, dyed of y® plage xiiijc.liiij, and nevar a paryshe in
London clere that weke. The next weke endynge the xvij daye
of Septembre, dyed in London of y*^ plage xvjc.xxvj, and one
paryshe clere. The next weke endynge y^ xxiiij day of September,
dyed of y^ plage in London xiijc.lxxij, and iij paryshes clere.
The next weke endynge y" fyrst day of October, dyed in London
of y^ plage xviijc.xxviij, and one paryshe cleare. Tlic next weke
endynge y" viij day of Octobre, dyed in London of y*= plage
xijc.lxij, and iiij paryshes cleare. The next weke endynge y° xv
of Octobre, dyed in London of y^ plage viijc.xxix, and ix parishis

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