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been admitted specially are to be fined as follows: For the
office of Steward, 20/. The ancient fine, as appears in the
book, was 61. 13s. 4d. For the office of Marshal, 5/. ; for
the office of Butler, 5 marks; for the offices of Master of
the Revels, Constable of the Tower, and Marshal's Constable,
40s. Latin,

The Treasurer may compound with those who ought to have
kept their Christmas vacations, not being discharged by special
admissions, viz., with those who were not present, for 13s. 4d,,
and with those who were present, for 10s. ; which composition
shall be considered as a vacation. Latin.

Ordered that Masters of the Inner Bar, who have chambers
within the limits of the House, both within ** lez Rentes ** and
without, shall plead at the Inner Bar at **lez Motes" per-
sonally, within two years after their admission, and afterwards
when ** lez Mootes " are assigned to them, on pain of 3s. 4d. or
losing their chambers; and they shall be in commons unless
through some lawful impediment. Latin.

13 Feb., 6 Edw. VI. Paid to Jone, wife of Nicholas
Killingworth, minstrel of the Temple, for his year's wages,
ending at Christmas. 20s. English,

Admissions. — 14 Feb. Edward Warre of Hestercome,
Somerset, to the Clerks* commons, generally; and to the
chamber of Messrs. Mawdley and Smyth as expectant there
till Mr. Mawdley goes to an other chamber, paying 26s. 8d,
26 Feb. Robert Bowyer to John Newcourte's chamber, for
40s. fine, which was paid to Edmund Skamyng in consideration
of a fine of 4Z. paid by him for a chamber, from which he was



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1551-2] Minutes of Parliament. 85

expelled by the Masters of the Bencli to make room for George
Goryng. As to Bowyer*8 fine, it was considered that he was
expelled from the chamber to which he was admitted by
Eobert Br ... , Eecorder, when he was Eeader.

4 March. Thomas Morton, gentleman, son of Eichard
Morton of Shifnal, Shropshire, esquire, specially, at the instance
of Eeginald Corbet, esq., Eeader; and into a chamber with
Eichard Dukkett, near the kitchen; fine, SSs, 4d.y paid to
Hmnfrey Molsley, deputy Treasurer. 6 March. Eobert, son
and heir of William Acton of Aldenham, Shropshire, esquire,
generally, into the Clerks* commons, at the instance of
Eeginald Corbet, Eeader.

Mr. Thomas Carus is discharged of all vacations and offices
for a fine of 30s,, and shall be in and out of commons at his
liking.

Matthew Smyth, gentleman, is discharged of all vacations,
etc. for a fine of 20^.

5 May. John Pynchyn, gentleman, son of Nicolas Pynchyn,
Citizen and Merchant of London, deceased, admitted generally,
at the instance of the Masters of the Bench.

6 May. John, son and heir of John Thomas of Lelante,
Cornwall, gentleman, deceased, generally, by order of the
Masters of the Bench. Signed: Per me Johem. Thomam.
Pledges, Andrew Vavasour and Eichard Trevanyon.

18 May. Thomas Grendon, gentleman, specially, at the
instance of Mr. Hadley ; and into Mr. Vaux's chamber, paying
13s. 4d. (Struck out) Oliver Beckett, gentleman, son of
Gilbert Beckett, esquire, deceased, of Cortyther, Cornwall,
generally, to the Clerks' commons, by order of the Masters of
the Bench, into the chamber of Messrs. Cabell and Denys,
as expectant. James Gardener, gentleman, son of Thomas
Gardyner, of Sawston, Cambridgeshire, deceased, generally, to
Clerks' commons, by order of the Masters of the Bench;
Humfrey Gavell being his pledge.

31 May. Thos. Morgan, gentleman, son and heir of Francis
Morgan, of Northampton, esquire, one of the Bench of this
Inn, generally, to the Clerks' commons, at the instance of his
father, who was also his pledge. Edmund, second son of Alan
Horde, esquire, generally, to the Clerks* conmaons, at his
father's instance. Latin,



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86 Middle Temple Recoeds. [1552

At a Parliament holden the Morrow of the Ascension,
(27 May), 6 Edw. YI.

Mr. James Diar was chosen Serjeant-at-law for the quinzaine
of Michaelmas next, and Reader for the Autumn. A subsidy
for him of 3s. 4c7. from each fellow shall be collected by
Mr. Kanell. Latin.

Mr. Frankleyn, Dean of Windsor, is released from the
Fellowship for a fine of 3Z., on account of hi6 old age. Latin,

Ordered that all who are present at dinner and supper, on
days when they have cases after meals, shall wait for the case
after their meals, except the Masters of the Bench, the Masters
of the Utter Bar, who are '* CansulatoreSf** and Attorneys,
unless there is some lawful impediment, on penalty of id,
Latin,

28 May. Robert Harrys showed an acquittance by Thomas
Daniell, late Treasurer, for 265. 8d., for his special admission,
and prayed that it might be entered.

Admissions, — 31 May. John Mawdeley, esquire, now
Treasurer, into James Dyer's chamber, to wait till he be
promoted to be Serjeant-at-law. William Russewell, gentle-
man, with John Mawdeley expectant in James Dyer's
chamber, at his instance ; fine, 40s. John Lacy, gentleman,
into the chamber called ** Maleperdo " ; fine, 10s. Latin,

At a Parliament holden 27 June, 6 Edw. YI.

Mr. Edmund Stuer was chosen assistant to James Diar, with
power to provide a substitute. Latin,

Commons shall be kept till the end of the Autumn vacation,
to be paid for as usual in term, after the end of the next
vacation. Latin,

Admissions, — 2 July. Richard, son and heir of John Palmer,
of Warton, Northants, generally, to the Clerks* commons, and
to the chamber next Mr. Willymotte's, paying nothing for
entry because it is in ruin. Pledges, Thomas Nicolles, Thomas
Morgan. 8 July. Edward Fenne, gentleman, at Mr. Dyer's
instance, to a chamber with John Smyth next the Hall.
11 July. Thomas, son and heir apparent of Richard Jervys,
esquire. Citizen and Alderman of London, specially, to the



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Clerks* commons, paying 405. for wine. Pledge, himself.
Signed: Thomas Jerveyes. 8 July. Thomas Grendon, gentle-
man, Clerk of the Juries and Exigenter of Norfolk and other
Counties, in the Court of Common Bench, specially, and to be
in or out of commons at his liking ; and to a chamber with
Nicolas Vaux, esquire, paying 33s. 4d!., of which he paid 65. 8d.
to Mr. Hadley, late Treasurer. 25 July. Thomas, son of
Thomas Hybbyns, of Wem, Shropshire, generally, at the
instance of Mr. Edmund Plowden, who is his pledge. George,
third son of Edmund Phetiplace, esquire, deceased, generally,
to the Clerks* commons, at the instance of Edmund Mordaunte,
esq., who is his pledge. John, second son of Thomas
Gyflford, of Twyford, Bucks, esquire, generally, to the Clerks*
commons, at the instance of Edmimd Mordaunte, esq.
Signed : George Fetiplace, his pledge. 26 July. Thomas,
son and heir of Geoffrey Chamber, gentleman, deceased,
specially, paying 33s. 4d!., to Master Bates* chamber, as
expectant, at the instance of Mr. Dyer, the Eeader. Thomas
Hybbyns, gentleman, at the instance of himself, and Eichard
Palmer, gentleman, to a chamber with the latter next to
Mr. Wyllymot's, paying nothing because it is in ruin.
16 Oct. Francis Eyton, gentleman, son and heir of Thomas
Eyton, of Leicester, generally, to the Clerks* commons ;
and to a chamber with John Lacy and John Thomas, to give
place to his seniors. Pledge, Francis Farneham ; fine, 135. 4d.
Mr. Tytley to the lower chamber in which William Babthorp
lay, giving place to his ancients, on leaving his upper* chamber
and paying 20s., IO5. of which are returned to him for repairs.
John Bucle, Chief Butler, to the upper chamber near Mr. Diar's
late chamber, to which Mr. Titley was lately admitted, paying
10s. f Edward Warre, of Hestercome, Somerset, generally;
pledge, **Mr. Smythe Mathes.** John Mordaunt, jimior, of
Essex, generally ; pledge, Antony Brown. John Wentworth,
gentleman, son and heir of Henry Wentworth, esquire,
deceased, of Moimtnesyng, Essex, specially ; fine, 40s. ; to the
small chamber under Mr. George NicoUes' chamber, at a rent
of 20d. Pledge : George NycoUys. Latin,



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38 Middle Temple Becobds. [1552

At a Parliament holden i Nov., 6 Edw. YI.

Mr. Morgan was chosen Beader for his second reading next
Lent.

For Stewards at Christmas. — Messrs. Marow, Robert Gary,
Barons, and in their default, Antony Bronne. None of these
undertook the office.

For Marshal. — Messrs. Bichard Brigges (pardoned because
he is a knight), William Thornhill, Bobert Mordaunt, Butler,
Nicholas Halswell (struck out), Swillington, Chauncye, Balam,
Edward Haslewood, John Vavasour.

For Butler. — Messrs. Crop, Vaux, E. Mordaunt, Fletewood,
senior, Dormer, senior, Dormer, junior, A. Uvedale, Christopher
Smythe.

For Masters of the Bevels. —Bichard More, D., Messrs. L.
Whyte, Goldyng, jun., Dawney, Ludloe, Famam {struck out).
Bastard, Skemyng, Giflford, Leventhorpe, Tucker {struck out).

For Constable of the Tower. — Messrs. C. Catlyn, P.
Mordaunt, Bandall {struck out)y Newcourt, Blont, Ireland,
Jones, Mervyn.

For ** Constable Marshall." — Messrs. Spencer, Goodewyn,
Hugh Trevanion, Tukker, Alsmgton, jun., Heth,.Liegh.

At a Parliament holden 17 Nov., 6 Edw. YI.

On account of scarcity and dearness, Christmas is not to be
solemnly kept this year, and any one can leave who pleases.
Latin,

Masters who are in commons shall be present at their
commons till next term, and the officers of the house, viz. :
Steward, Cook, Butlers, '* Panierman '' and Under-cook,
shall be allowed their commons while in the house. Latin.

All Masters who ought to keep two Christmas vacations
shall pay 65. 8d. fine for one of them.

Auditors. — Mr. Wood, Mr. Hunt. Latin.

18 Nov. Mr. Hybbyns, who kept one vacation, is discharged
from all vacations and offices for 20s. Latin.

28 Nov. is expelled for causing disturbance, scandalous

behaviour to the Treasurer, and disobedience, but pardoned at
the instance of the Chief Justice and of Humfrey Molsley.
{This entry is crossed out, and the name is illegible.) Bichard



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Potter is expelled for being publicly defamed. 4 Feb. , 7 Edw. VI,
John Lucas is expelled for the same reason. Latm.

A dmissions. — 6 Nov. Peter, son and heir of Francis Bosse, of
Swyneshed, Staffordshire, gentleman, generally, to the Clerks*
commons. Pledges, John Pynchyn and Humfrey Molsley.
11 Nov. Ellis Hartopp, gentleman, to a chamber with Mr.
Aderley, and wl en he leaves, to hold it alone ; fine, 61. 13s. 4f?.
Thomas Jarvys and James Gardener, gentlemen, to the lower
chamber under Mr. Adderley in " lez novelles buyldynges,'*
pajring 31, 10s., 30s. of which were paid to Mr. Adderley
for his title and repairs. Peter Eosse, gentleman, to the
lower chamber under Mr. Stewkeley, where Mr. Hartopp lay,
paying for entry 30s. (This entry is struck out,) Luke
Dyllon, gentleman, to a chamber with Master Eosse, paying
30s. for entry and the usual rent. Edmund Skamyng, gentle-
man, to a chamber with Master Plankney ; and is exempt from
rent and pensions till 26s. for deductions and defalcations is
paid to him. 14 Nov. Francis Eyton, gentleman, with Master
Wybam, to a chamber over **le Cloyster,'* in place of Luke
Dyllon, fine only 13s. 4d!., in consequence of repairs done by
him in a chamber called *' Maleperdo.** 15 Nov. Eobert
Browne, esquire. Second Baron of the Exchequer, by consent
of the whole Bench, to the chamber of Nicholas Dyllon,
Eichard Wye and Giles Isham. He will have with him John
Browne, his son, who is admitted at his instance, and Mr.
Wykes. Eichard Wye, to an upper chamber with Mr. Mundy.
Giles Isham, to the eastern chamber, late Mr. Daniel's, late
Treasurer. Nicolas Dyllon to Baron Browne's late chamber.
Thomas Gary, to Mr. Cavell's chamber, from Mr. Mimdy's.
Thomas Andrewes, gentleman, to a small ruinous chamber,
gratis, on account of repairs done by him; and also as
expectant to the next chamber; he will give place to
Mr. Molsley and Mr. Gorjmg, if they keep commons.*
18 Nov. Andrew Wagge, of Windsor, gentleman, of Barnard's
Inn, specially, at the instance of Bartlett Grene, of London,
gentleman, who is his pledge ; fine, 40s. Eichard Malthus, of
Byndfeld, Berkshire, gentleman, second son of John Malthus,
gentleman, generally, at the instance of Bartlett Grene, who
is his pledge. 17 Nov. John, son of William Sydenham, of

® " Dabit lo^'nm eis continuantibus.^* The phrase occurs in full on f. 13b.,
"*' dabit locum eU cotUinuantibus communes in donior



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90 Middle Temple Kecords. [1552-3

North Pederton, of Cliflford's Inn, specially, at the instance of
Mr. Diar, Serjeant-at-law ; fine 30s. (Struck out and noted in
the margin : ** Va^xit quia non admissu^ esf)

18 Nov. John Wynnyngton, gentleman, to Jerome Gilbert's
chamber in place of Kobert Preston, deceased, giving up his
previous chamber. (Note in margin : Void, because he is now
admitted with Mr. Plankney.) William Wybam, gentleman,
to a chamber with Master Hannam and Lancaster, paying
105., and surrendering his title to his previous chamber. John
Dygby to the chamber late Mr. Grene's, under Mr. Plowden ;
fine, 6s. 8d, (This entry is crossed out.) Mr. Bartlett Grene
to the chamber late Mr. Wiboume's, with Eton into a
chamber near Mr. Sture's chamber. (This entry is struck
out, and noted: Void because Grene does not wish to leave
his chamber.)

19 Nov. William, son of James Bowreman, deceased, of

, Devonshire, generally, at Mr. Mawdley's instance, into

the chamber late Mr. Wibourne*s, in the comer under " le
Vine," with Francis Eton ; paying 20s. Peter Eosse, gentle-
man, into a chamber next ** le Vyne ** under Mr. Hoppesley,
with Mr. Lacy ; paying 13s. 4d, (Struck out.) 20 Nov. Luke
Beawforrest, gentleman, son of Kichard Beawforrest, of
Dorchester, Oxon., gentleman, generally, to the Clerks'
commons at the instance of John Southcote, who is his pledge.
Wilham, brother of Robert Bowyer, specially, to the Clerks'
commons. Pledge, Mr. Newcourte. (Struck out.)

30 Nov. Eichard Myston ("Tnortuus est'' is written over his
name), son and heir of John Myston, of Wheaton Aston,
Shropshire, gentleman, generally, to the Clerks' commons, and
to a chamber with Messrs. Laurence and Webbe, giving place
to them if they keep commons. Pledges, John Tytley and
Eobert Acton, gentlemen. John Pynchen, junior, at the
instance of Baron Broune, as expectant in a chamber with
Messrs. E. Smyth and Tyrwhytte, giving place to his ancients.
3 Feb., 7 Edw. VI. John Foster, esquire, of the Exchequer,
at the instance of Nic. Luke and Eobt. Browne, Barons of the
Exchequer, specially, and shall be in and out of commons at
his will; paying 20s. 4 Feb. William, brother of Eobert
Bowyer, gentleman, specially, as expectant in a chamber with
his brother and Master Newcourte ; paying 40s. Latin.



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1553] Minutes of Parliament. 91

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday, 7 Feb., 7 Edw. YI.

Mr. George Frevill was chosen Assistant to Mr. Morgan for
next vacation. Latin,

Mr. Browne was fined 6Z. for not occupying the ofl&ce of
Steward last Christmas. Latin.

Mr. Barnes is pardoned the Stewardship for last Christmas,
on account of his reading ; and is not bound to read, to be
assistant or exercise any ofl&ce, for a fine of 101. Latin.

Ordered that the Steward of the house, the Cook, any ButJer,
the Under-Cook, and ** le panier man," shall not sell their
ofl&ces, on pain of forfeiture of the oflfice by both seller and
buyer. Latin.

The Steward shall use his ofl&ce in proclaiming the arrears
of Master's commons, at ** le cuppe horde *' in the Hall, on
pain of 10s. for each default; and he shall be charged with
what has not been proclaimed according to the ancient order
of the House. The Steward shall produce before Easter term,
sufl&cient surety to discharge the Company of the expenses of
the House for commons till Autumn. Latin.

17 April, 7 Edw. VI. Mr. Jarmy is pardoned all ofl&ces and
vacations, at the instance of Francis Morgan, esquire, Keader,
paying 19s. 3d.

Admissions.- John, son and heir of Stowell of Somerset,

generally, at the petition of Mr. Portman, Justice of the King's
Bench, to the Clerks' commons. 10 Feb., 7 Edw. VI.
Eichard, son of Kichard Pykeryng of Amersham, Bucks,
deceased, specially, paying 53s. 4d. Pledge, John Poley.
John, son and heir of Eichard Muscate of Barton, Northants,
generally, to the Clerks' commons. Pledge, Mr. Thomas
NichoUes. James, son and heir of John Marvyn, of Fontell,
Wilts, knight, generally, to the Clerks* commons. Pledge,
John Marvyn, knight. 17 Feb. John Wynnyngton, gentle-
man, to the lower chamber with Masters Plankeney and
Skamyng, because he could not use his place in the chamber
with Master Jerome Gylbert on account of the daily presence
of Mr. Ely, who was admitted into the same chamber; 20s.
allowed for repairs. Signed : Per me Johm. Wynyngton.
Francis, second son of John Jarmy, knight, of Brightwell,
Suflfolk, generally, to the Clerks' commons, at the instance of
Francis Morgan, esq., now Eeader, who is also his pledge.



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Henry Draper, gentleman, son and heir of Henry Draper of
Stanwell, Middlesex, deceased, specially, to the Clerks'
commons ; and to a chamber with Mr. Dalton, ** prope
hospicium ecclesie,'' paying 40s. George Southcote, gentle-
man, at the instance of John Southcote, to a chamber with
him and John Eudgway ; pajdng 405. Christopher, son and
heir apparent of John Georges, of Cirencester, Gloucester-
shire, esquire, generally, to the Clerks* commons, at the
instance of Francis Morgan. Pledge, John Welche.

9 March. George, son and heir of Antony Skynner, esquire,
generally, to the Clerks* commons, at the instance of his father
and Mr, Morgan. Pledges, his father and Antony Skinner, esq.
William, son and heir of Alexander Phetiplace of Childrey,
Berks, esquire, specially, at the instance of Edmimd Plowden
and by Francis Morgan. Pledge, Edmund Plowden.

17 April. The foresaid Mr. Jarmy is pardoned all oflSces, etc.
for 19s. M., at the instance of Francis Morgan, esquire.

19 April. Mr. Hone, to the lower chamber, where Mr. Broke,
the Eecorder of London, lay. Mr. Moreton and Mr. Acton, to
the same chamber, paying 40s. Bichard Crompton, gentle-
man, son and heir of Bichard Crompton, citizen and mercer
of London, deceased, generally, to the Clerks* commons,
at the instance of Baron Broune, who is his pledge.
28 April, William, son and heir of John Peream, merchant
of Exeter, specially, and as expectant to a chamber with
Messrs. Holden, Farmer and Grene, paying 40s. Pledge,
Thomas Farmer.

8 May. Mr. Thomas Chamber, into the lowest chamber with
Mr. Isham in ** lez novelles buyldynges,'* in consideration of
repairs done by him and a fine of 26s. 9d, Latim,,



At a Parliament holden the Morrow of Ascension Day,
(12 May), 7 Edw. YI.

Mr. Antony Browne was chosen Keader for next Autumn
vacation, and Mr. Francis Morgan his Assistant, according to
the order that the senior of the Bench, at the next vacation
after his second reading, be Assistant to the Reader at the
next Autumn vacation.



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The House commons shall be 2s. lOd. for Masters, and
28. 4d. for clerks till the end of next term.

The Steward shall find security to the House against brewers,
and other victuallers, till Whitsuntide.

12 May. William Guyes of the parish of St. Clement Danes,
gentleman (dead), is admitted specially, and shall be in
commons, or out of commons at his will, paying 405.

20 May. Peter Eosse, gentleman, pays 255. for discharge
from all offices.



At a Parliament holden on Wednesday, 14 June,
7 Edw. YI.

Mr. Francis Morgan, who read his second reading in Lent
vacation last, was chosen assistant to Mr. Antony Broune for
next vacation.

House commons shall be kept as now till after the end of
next vacation, and then be dissolved till the beginning of
Michaelmas term.

Leave is granted to Messrs. Poly, Walrond, Monday and

to be out of commons and lie in their chamber?, paying half
commons.

New writs of proclamation shall be made for the debts of
the House.

Mr. Francis Morgan was chosen Treasurer; and Mr. Sture
and Mr. Weston, auditors for Mr. Mawdley.

John Thomas is pardoned all offices and vacations for
28s. 4d., and 25 April, James Marvyn, for 40s.

Admissions. — Mr. John, younger son of John Sidenham, of
Brympton, Somerset, knight, to Clerks' commons, by authority
of Parliament. Mr. Tumour, to the lower chamber under
Mr. Chidley's chamber, in **lez Maimces,'* as expectant in
the absence of Messrs. Plankney, Skarnyng, and Wynnyngton,
and he will give place to them while they keep commons in
the House. 25 April. Luke Beauforest, gentleman, to a
lower chamber with Mr. Snodnam, paying 13s. 4d. Latin.

The Benchers* chambers are the chambers of Lord Wynde-
sore, Lord Mordaunte, Lord Staflford, Master Horde, Master
Frevyle, Master Baron Luke, Master Corbett, Masters Weston
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in ** le novelbuyldjniges,** Master Catlyn, Master A. Woode,
Master Hadley, Master A. Broune, Master Sture, Master
Bussewell.

The above chambers are only granted by Parliament.
French.

The beginning of the oharge of Francis Morgan, Eaquire,
Treasurer, from the Feast of St. John the Baptist,
7 Edw. YI.

Admissions, — 5 Nov., 1 Mary. Francis,* son and heir of
William Hatton of Holdenby, Northants, gentleman, specially,
to a chamber with Master Boger Waldron, giving place to his
seniors, and paying 53s. 4d. John, son and heir of John
Skynner of Begate, Surrey, esquire, generally, to Clerks'
commons. Pledges, Thos. Yngler, Bichard Tebold.

At a Parliament holden 7 Nov., 1 Madas.

Antony Broune, esquire, was chosen Beader for Lent next,
and Francis Morgan, esquire, his Assistant.

For the office of Steward at Christmas. — Thomas Marrow,
esquire, John Yate, Jerome Shelton, Bobert Gary, esquire, and
in their default, Bichard Weston, esquire.

For the office of Marshal. — William Thornehyll, Bobert
Mordaunte, John Butler, George Swyllyngton, Bobert Balam,
Edward Hasylwood, John Vavasore, esquires.

For the office of Constable at the Tower. — Christopher
Catlyn, Philip Mordaunte, John Newcourte, James Blounte,
Edward Irelon J, Jones, James Marvyn, gentlemen.

For the office of Butler. —William Croppe, gentleman,
Nicolas Vaux, esquire, Edmund Mordaunte, senior, esquire,
Bobert Flytewood, gentleman, GeoflErey Dormer, esquire,
Ambrose Dormer, esquire, Christopher Smyth, esquire, Avery
Uvedale, esquire.

For the office of Marshal's Constable.— John Spencer, Hugh

Trevanyon, Tucker, Bichard Alyngton, Bobert Heth,

gentlemen, Thomas Legh, esquire, John Goodwyn, gentleman.

For the office of Master of the Bevels. — Bichard More,
Thomas Whyte, William Goldyng, John Dawney, William
Ludlow, Francis Bastard, Edmund Skamyng, John Gyfford,
Thomas Laven thorp, gentlemen.

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At a Parliament holden 23 Nov., 1 Marias.

Ordered that the Steward for Christmas next shall be
discharged from all ordinary expenses, and that a certain
proportion of the said expenses shall be allowed* to the
Steward by the Masters of the Bench.

Admissions. — 1 Dec. Thomas Morgan, gentleman, son and
heir apparent of Francis Morgan, esquire, now Treasurer, to a
chamber with Messrs. Dyllon and Wykes, giving place to them
while keeping commons.! Bi chard Crompton, gentleman, to
a chamber with Messrs. Hannam and Wybarn, paying 53s. 4d.
14 Jan. Jerome, second son of John Halley, late of Aller,
Somerset, gentleman, specially, at the instance of Mr. Dyer ;
fine, 26*. 8rf. Pledges, William Bussewell and John Buckland.
4 Feb. William Porter, gentleman, to a chamber with Messrs.
Stewkeley and Moone, on resigning the lower chamber called
" Malaperdo,*' paying 10s., and giving place to them while in
commons.



At a Parliament holden on the First Sunday in Lent,
(11 Feb.), 1 Marias.

Mr. Weston is fined 4Z. for not exercising the office of
Steward last Christmas.

18 Feb. Mr. Elys Hartop, with assent of the whole Bench,
is admitted to the chamber with Mr. Adderley. Having been
fined 61. ISs, 4d., whereof 10 marks have been paid, and
resigning his interest in the chamber wherein Mr. Jarvys and
Mr'. Gardyner were admitted, it is granted that no other
persons shall have any interest in the said chamber, but



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