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Mr. Adderley, while Hartop remains of the Fellowship.
135. 4d. is allowed for repairs. English.



At a Parliament holden 5 May, 1 Marias.

Kichard Weston, esquire, was chosen Beader for next
Autumn, and Bobert Catlyn, esquire, his assistant.
Forfeits for last vacation when Antony Broune, esquire, was

** Prescripia, MS. t ^^ dahit locum eis continuantibus, MS.



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96 Middle Temple Eecords. [1554

Beader: Messrs. Thomeborough, Draper (struck out), William
Fetiplace, Skynner of Surrey, and Stowell, 20«. each.

26 May. John Buckley, late Chief Butler, was chosen
Steward of the Inn. John Wastaff, late second Butler, was
chosen Chief Butler.

6 June. Francis Eyton, gentleman, is pardoned vacations
and ofl&ces for 26s. 8d.

Admissions, — 9 May. Eichard Elyott, gentleman, son and
heir of Richard Elyott, of Albery, Surrey, gentleman, specially,
at the instance of Mr. Tebold, to a chamber with Messrs.
Tebolde and Woode, paying 265. 8d. Pledge, Richard
Tebolde. John Stowell, gentleman, at the instance of William
Portman, knight. Justice, to a chamber with Mr. Walron, in
** lez novelles buyldynges," in place of Mr. Hatton, deceased ;
fine 20s. John Maudeley, esquire, to the upper chamber in
**lez novelle buyldynges" instead of Thomas, son of Francis
Morgan, esquire, who is admitted into a chamber with Mr.
Rowsswell. Matthew Smyth, gentleman, into an upper
chamber with Mr. Maudeley, in place of Nicolas Dyllon, to
whom he pays 26s. 8d., giving up his title to his present
chamber and paying a fine of 20s. Richard Palmer, gentle-
man, to a chamber with Mr. Warre in place of Matthew Smyth,
resigning his present chamber and paying 33s. 4d.

25 May. William Bowreman, gentleman, as expectant in the
chamber late Mr. Wykes', in **lez novelles buyld3mges,** at his
especial instance ; to enjoy his place and interest there on the
death or discontinuance of Mr. Maudeley or Mr. Smyth.
26 May. John Barton, gentleman, late Steward of the House,
specially, to Clerks* commons ; and into his present chamber.
Robert, son and heir apparent of John Weste, of Puttenhoo,
Beds., generally, to Clerks' commons, and into the lowest
chamber, with Mr. Hyll (?) in place of Mr. Palmer ; fine,
13s. 4td. Pledges, Thomas Nicolls, Richard Palmer.

2 June. William, son and heir apparent of John Jeffreys of
Brentyate, Yorkshire, generally, to the Clerks' commons, at
the instance of Mr. Bate, who is his pledge. 5 June. Miles,
son and heir apparent of James Button, of Wurletowne,
Glamorganshire, generally, to Clerks' commons, at the instance
of Messrs^ Lewys and Thomas Morgan, who are his pledges ;
and to a chamber with Masters Lewys [and Thomas Morgan],
fine 18s,



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1554] Minutes of Parliament. 97

At a Parliament holden 6 June, 1 Marise.

Reginald Corbett, esquire, was chosen Assistant to Mr.
Weston, Reader, next Autumn.

Gteorge Prevyle, esquire, and Hone, gentleman, are

elected Auditors of the accounts of Mr. Morgan, Treasurer.

23 Oct., 1 et 2 Phil, et Mar. Mr. Gatacree, is to have the
oflSce and place where Mr. Horde lately kept his office, for 6s. 8d.

Admissions. — Garrolde, son and heir of John Flemyng of
Sydon in Ireland, at the request of Baron Broune, and not-
withstanding the ancient statutes and orders that none bom in
Ireland should be admitted fellow, though this is not to be a
precedent, to a chamber as expectant, with Masters Dillon and
Ward ; fine, 13s. 4td. Mr Pykering to the lower chamber with
Messrs. Uvedale and Sandes.* 28 July. William, second
son of William Re3naoldes, of Chelmsford, Essex, specially, at
the instance of Richard Weston, esquire. Reader, to a chamber
with Masters Smyth, Fenne and Thomborough ; paying 40s.
Pledges, George Nicolles and James Gardener. James, second
son of Richard Wasshyngton, of Kyrkby in Kendall, West-
moreland, esquire, specially, at the instance of Richard Weston,
esquire, into a chamber with Master Bretton; paying 40s., and
for entry, 40s. Pledges, George NicoUs, James Gardener.
Signed, Henry, son and heir of William Arch: r, of Theydon
Garnon, Essex, specially, at the instance of the Reader, paying
40s. Pledges, G. NicoUs, T. Morgan. Signed. 8 June. Thomas
Dupoort, esquire, specially, into the lowest chamber with
Mr. Tytley, paying 6/. IBs. 4d, If the Masters of the Bench do
not agree about this admission at Michaelmas term, it is to be
void, and the money repaid. 27 Oct. Thomas, son and heir
apparent of Richard Warde, of Hurste, Berkshire, esquire,
generally, to the Clerks' commons, to a chamber with Masters
Sparry and Becke, paying 33s. 4d. Pledge, Edmund Plowden.
Edmund Powell, gentleman, son of Edmund Powell, of Sand-
forth, Oxfordshire, esquire, generally, to Clerks' commons.
Pledge, Edmund Plowden. Henry Vavasour, gentleman, ninth
son of Peter Vavasour, knight, generally, to Clerks' commons.
Pledge, Andrew Vavasour, his brother.

^ This entry is crossed out and marked " i^acat quia^ etc.*'



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98 Middle Temple Eecords. [1554

At a Parliament holden 5 Nov., 1 & 2 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Welsche was chosen Eeader for Lent next, and Mr.
Anthony Broune, Assistant. Masters WilHam Laurence,
Thomas Marrowe, John Yate, Jerome Shelton, and Eobert
Gary, are each amerced in 20 marks for the office of Steward
and for Beading.

Mr. Anthony Broune is fined for Steward, 5Z.
Elections for Christmas offices :

Steward. — Masters L. Arscott, Hunte, Hone, and Welche.

Marshal.— WiUiam Thornhyll, Eobert Mordaunte, John
Butler, George Swyllyngton, Eobert Balam, Edward Hasyl-
woode, John Vavasour, esquires.

Butler. — Nicholas Vaux, Edmund Mordaunte, senior, esquires,
Eobert Flytewoode, gentleman, Geoffrey Dormer, Ambrose
Dormer, Christopher Smyth, and Averey Uvedale, esquires.

Constable at the Tower. — Christopher Catlyn, Philip Mor-
daunte, John Newcourte, James Blounte, Edward Irelond,
Jones, James Marvyn, gentlemen.

The Marshal's Constable.— John Spencer, Hugh Trevannyon,
Tukker, Eichard Alyngton, Eobert Hethe, Thomas Legh,



John Goodwyn, gentlemen.

Masters of the Eevels. — Eichard More, Thomas Whyte,
William Qoldyng, John Dawney, William Ludlowe, Francis
Bastard, Edmund Skarnyng, John Gyflford, Thomas Laven-
thorp, gentlemen.

No Eeader shall admit anyone to a chamber, but only the
Treasurer.

The following were fined Ws.- for missing the Autumn
vacation : — John Thornborough, Andrew Wagg, Eichard
Malthouse, Christopher George, William Bowyer {struck out),
George Fetiplace {struck out), John Skynner, Edward Marten,
Eoger Askam, Luke Beauforest, pardoned because he will keep
another vacation.

Granted at Humfrey Moseley's petition, and in considera-
tion that he, Mr. Goring and Mr. Andrewes, will repair their
chambers, that they shall be discharged of all rent, and no
other admitted therein, while Moseley continues, without his
assent ; provided that one shall always be admitted with him,
if Goring and Andrews discontinue. To be confirmed by the
rest of the Masters of the Bench. English,



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1554-5] Minutes of Parliament. 99

Admissions, — Mr. Baron Broune, to the chamber of Alan
Horde, deceased, Mr. Davy into Broune's, and John Mordaunt
into Davy's.' Thomas Antan, Clerk of the Court of Wards and
Liveries, specially, to be in and out of commons at his will,
to a chamber with Mr. Davy, where Baron Broune lately lay ;
paying lOZ.* 26 Nov. Christopher George into the chamber
late Mr. Denton's, paying 20s. 1 Dec. Mr. H3rppesley, to a
chamber with Masters Trevanyon and Fowler, on resigning his
present chamber and paying 3s. 4d. Francis, son and heir of
Laurence Courteney of Ewthy, Cornwall, esquire, generally, to
the Clerks' commons, and to the chamber late Mr. Hyppesley's,
pajring 33s. 4d. and a fine of 26s. Pledge, Humfrey Cavell.
3 Dec. Mr. Denton to a chamber, late Mr. Woode's. Ralf,
second son of Kalf Lane of Hogshawe, Bucks, knight, specially,
into Mr. Denton's chamber, paying 5Z. Signed : Franciscus
Morgan, Thesaur'. 31 Jan. Francis, son and heir of Thomas
Worteley of Worteley, Yorks, esquire, deceased, specially,
paying 83s. 4d. Pledge, Reginald Corbett, esquire. Jerome,
fourth son of Roger Corbett of Morton Corbett, Shropshire,
esquire, generally, to the Clerks' commons. Pledge, Walter
Corbett, gentleman. Mr. William Barker, as expectant
to the chamber of Mr. Plowden, and he will enjoy his place
there when Mr. Plowden is promoted from the same ; also
Edward Martyn as expectant with Mr. Barker, at the special
instance of Messrs. Plowden and Barker. 2 Feb. Roger,
son and heir apparent of Robert Edgeworth of Preston
Bagott, Warwickshire, generally, to Clerks' commons. Pledge,

. Arthur Chamber alias Milward, son and heir apparent of

Richard Chamber, of Petton, Shropshire, gentleman, generally,
to Clerks' commons. Pledge, William Fowler.

At a Parliament holden i Feb., 1 & 2 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Anthony Broune was chosen Assistant to the Reader
next Lent.

Fines imposed for not exercising offices last Christmas.

Mr. Ascott, for default as Steward, 6Z. 13s. 4td, He paid
101, on condition of not serving as Steward or Reader.
Mr. Hunte, Mr. Hone, Mr. Welche, for the same, 51.

On those nominated for Marshal, 51, ; Butler, SI. 6s. 8df. ;
Marshal's Constable, Constable at the Tower, and Master of the

Revels, 40s.

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22 Feb. Edmund, son and heir apparent of John Parker
of North Multon, Devon, esquire, is pardoned all offices and
vacations for 205. at the instance of Mr. Newcourte.

Admissions. — 16 Feb. Giles, son and heir of Francis
Codr5mgton, of Bristol, merchant, specially, pajring 40s., and
to a chamber with Masters Ludlowe and Morgan, giving place
to them while keeping commons. Pledge, William Eede.
Signed. Robert Chatterton, gentleman, generally, to the
Clerks' conunons, at Peter Vavasour's instance, who is his
pledge. Robert, second son of William Dolmon of Pocklyng-
ton, Yorkshire, generally, to Clerks' conmions. Pledge, Peter
Vavasour. 22 Feb. Mr. Pykeryng to Thomas Chamber's
chamber, at his special instance, paying 535. 4d. for special
admission, nothing for entry. 20 March. Thomas, son and
heir apparent of Robert Throgmerton of Cowghton, War-
wickshire, knight, specially, paying a hogshead of wine to
Mr. Welch, Reader.

At a Parliament holden on Friday after Ascension Day

(24 Hay), 1555.

Mr. Arscott was chosen Reader in Autumn next ; in his
default, Mr. Hunte ; in his default, Mr. Hone.

Mr. Syddenham, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Vowell, jun., and
Mr. Thomeborow are fined 20s., for default in Lent vacation.

Admissions, — 26 May. Robert Halswell, gentleman, at the
instance of Sir William Portman, knight. Justice, to a chamber
with Mr. Roger Waldron, in place of Mr. Stowell, paying
20s. to the House and 20s. to Stowell 4 June. Richard, son
and heir of Thomas Hakluyt, of Eyton, Herefordshire, esquire,
generally, to Clerks' commons, at the instance of Mr. Cams.

Pledge, Bell. Messrs. Buckland and Sparry as expectants

in the chamber of Messrs. Bery and Amadas, paying 20s. fine.
(This entry is cancelled.)

At a Parliament holden 20 June, 1 & 2 Phil. & Mar.

Richard Weston, esquire, was chosen Assistant to the Readers
in Autumn next.

Resolved that ** le yongest Sergiaunte " should read the
whole first week of the vacation, and Mr. Hone the rest.



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1555] Minutes of Pabliament. lOJ

Admissions.- 22 June. Jerome Corbett as expectant to a
chamber with Walter Corbett his brother, and he will give place
to ancients. 20 July. Mr. Worteley to the lower chamber

with Masters Hone and Acton in place of Mr. Morton, deceased,
paying 265. 8d. 31 July. Thomas, second son of John
Meryng of Meryng, Notts, esquire, specially, to Clerks'
commons, fine 40^. Pledges, Messrs. Worteley rnd Moseley.
3 Aug. Thomas, son and heir apparent of Edmund Lewkenour,
of Tangmer, Suss.x, esquire, specially, to Clerks' commons,
paying 405. Pledge, Humfrey Moseley. John, son and heir
of William Preston, of Drayton, in Hales, Staffordshire,
specially, to Clerks' commons, paying 40s. Pledge, Mr. Tyteley.
6 Aug. Francis, third son of Eichard Horde, of Brudgenorth,
Shropshire, esquire, deceased, specially, to Clerks' commons ;
fine 405. Richard, third son of Henry Stephyns of Strowde-
water, Gloucestershire, generally, to Clerks* commons. Pledges,
Messrs. Russewell and Warre. Thomas Arundell of Chester-
ton, Gloucestershire, gentleman, specially, as expectant with
Masters Newcourte and Bowyer, senior and junior, at

the instance of Mr. Hone, Reader ; fine 405. Pledge, .

William Farr)mgton, esquire, younger son of Henry Farryngton
of Farryngton, Lancashire, generally, at the instance of
Mr. A. Broune. Mr. Edmund Powell, as expectant to
Mr. * chamber, giving place to his ancients while keep-
ing commons ; fine 265. 8rf. Mr. Lewkenour as expectant in
the lower chamber with Masters Smythe, Tyrwhytt and
Pynchyn, paying 405. t. 9 Oct., 2 & 3 P. et M. Mr. Welche
into the chamber of Mr. Morgan, Serjeant-at-law, on leaving
his own.

Signed : " Per Franciscum Morgan, thesaurarium Medii
Templi."

At a Parliament holden 11 Oct., 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

Ordered that Masters of the Bench have their own choice
for chambers, and Masters of **le Utterbarre" have priority
of admission in all other chambers in the Treasurer's hands.

Fines of 205. for missing the vacation are imposed on Messrs.
Jeflferey, Warde, Vowell, Skynner of Surrey.

^ Name struck out. f Note in the margin, '* vacat quia, etc''



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102 Middle Temple Kecords. [1555

Mr. Hadley and Mr. Nicolles, senior, are appointed Auditors
to audit Moseley*s account from Candlemas. Edmund
Wjmdesore, esquire, second son of Lord Wyndesore, deceased,
was chosen Treasurer for a year.

Mr. Arscott and Mr. Hunte are fined 40L each for failure to
read, unless they read before Christmas.

Admissions,- -Mr. Hone, by assent of the whole Bench, to
the chamber of Mr. Catlyn, Serjeant-at-law. Mr. Carus, by
assent of the whole Bench, to the chamber of Mr. Broune,
now Serjeant-at-law. Mr. Farrjmgton to the same chamber.
Masters Meade and Tunney to Mr. Welche's late chamber,
paying nothing for entry, as they resign their other chambers.
Signed : Franciscus Morgan, Thesaur*. 18 Oct. 1555. John,
son and heir of Thomas Hall, of Henwyke, Worcestershire,
gentleman, generally, to Clerks' commons. Pledges, Messrs.
Hackluyte, and H. Vavasour. Thomas, third son of James
Osbume, of Fambridge, Essex, specially, to Clerks* commons,
to a chamber with Masters Sandes and Uvedalles ; giving place
to his ancients ; fine 60s. Pledge, Miles Sandes. William,
son and heir of John Wolriche, late of Quatte, Shropshire,
esquire, deceased, specially, at the special instance of Robert
Broke, knt., Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, to the lower
chamber with Masters Gatacre and WoUascott; fine 40s.
Pledges, Moseley and Gatacre. 31 Oct. Richard, son and heir of
Francis Inkepen, of Gavelacre, Southants, to Clerks* conoonons.

Commencement of the oflBce of Treasurer held by Edmund
Wyndesore, esquire, fiH>m the Feast of St. John the
Baptist (24 June), 1555.

Admissions (continued). — 20 Oct. James, son and heir of
James Hyll of Blore, Staffordshire, generally, to Clerks*
commons, and to a chamber with Masters Plankeney and
Wynnyngton. Pledge, John Tyteley. Thomas More, gentle-
man, son and heir of Roger More, deceased, esquire, specially,
to Clerks' commons ; fine 40s. Pledge, Edmund Wyndesore,
esquire. Treasurer. 27 Oct. John, son and heir of George
Gyll, esquire, generally, to Clerks* commons, and to the
chamber of Masters Wyllymott and Noke ; fine 20s. Pledge,
Mr. Hadley. Mr. Mai thou s, expectant to the same
chamber; fine 8s. Mr. Scabyns to the chamber, late
Mr. Bukland's; fine 33s. 4td. (vacat). Mr. More to a chamber



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1555] Minutes of Pabliament. 103

with Mr. Stevyus; fine 33s. 4d. {vacat). Richard, son and heir
of Richard Cabell of Frome Selwood, Somerset, gentleman,
generally, to Clerks' commons, at Mr. G. NicoUs' instance.

Pledge, . Mr. Farmer, at the special instance of divers

Masters of the Bench, to a chamber with Masters Arscott and
Bellyngeham ; and Master J. Bromie to the same chamber,
giving place to their elders. Mr. Roose to a chamber late
Mr. Meade's; fine 5s., and he resigns his right to another
chamber. Mr. E. Skynner to a chamber with Mr. Periam,
in place of Mr. Farmer. Mr. Powell to a chamber with
Mr. Roose, resigning his state of expectant in the chamber
late Mr. Farmer's. Mr. Bastard to a chamber in place of
Mr. Raymond, giving place to his ancients ; fine 20s. John,
son and heir of John Dodge of Wroteham, Kent, esquire,
specially, to Clerks' commons; fine 40s. Pledge, John Hun te,
esquire. GeoflErey Taylard, to the chamber late Mr. Bury's,
with Mr Amadas, by order of the whole Bench.

At a Parliament holden 4 Nov., 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Carus was chosen Reader for next Lent.

Masters Marrowe, Yate, Jerome Shelton, Cary, Anderton
and Caro were chosen to the oflice of Steward at Christmas ;
and in their default, Mr. Southcote.

For the office of Marshal. — William Thomehyll, Robert
Mordaunte, George Swyllyngton, Robert Balam, Edward
Hasylwodde, John Vavasour, Robert Denys {struck out),
Michell Halswell, Vincent Puze, esquires, and Mr. Yssam.

For the office of Butler. — Robert Fletewode, Ambrose
Dormer, GeoflErey Dormer, Avery Uvedale, Christopher Smyth,
Vincent Mundy, Elias Hartop.

For the office [of Master] of the Revels. — Thomas Whyte,
William Goldyng, William Ludlowe, Francis Bastard, William
Hussey, Edmund Skarnyng, John Gyfford, Thomas Laven-
thorp, Roger Waldron, Hamond Claxton.

For the office of Constable at the Tower.— Christopher
Catlyn, Philip Mordaunte, John Newcourte, Edward Irelond,
Silvester Stewkeley, Robert Brykket.

For the office of Marshal's Constable. — ^John Spencer,
Hugh Trevannyon, Mr. Tukker, Richard Alyngton, Robert
Heth, Thomas Leigh {struck out), John Godwyn, Thomas



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Wynchecombe, William Barker, Christopher George, Mr.
Lane.

Messrs. George Nicolls, Robert Marres and John Wentworth
shall be free from rent the whole time they remain in their
chambers, in consideration of repairs done by them.

Admissions. — 13 Nuv. James, son and heir of Thomas
Yngler, gentleman, to the Clerks' commons, specially ; and to
a chamber with Messrs. Plankeney and Wynnyngton; fine
26s. 8d, Pledges, Thomas Yngler, John Wynnyngton.
Antony, second son of James Olyver of Barstable, Devon, at
Mr. Store's instance, to the Clerks' commons, generally.



At a Parliament holden 22 Nov., 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

It is agreed and enacted that no common attorney shall be
admitted into the Company, and in all admissions it shall
be implied that every gentleman when he refuseth study to
practise attorneyship shall be dismissed from this Company,*
and to have liberty to go and resort to the house of Chancery
from whence he came. English.

Admissions. — John, second son of John Dyer of Wyncaunton,
Somerset, gentleman, to the Clerks' commons, generally, at
the instance of James Dyer, knight. Serjeant-at-law, and to
a lower chamber with Messrs. Gatacre, WoUescotte and
Wolriche; fine 10s. Pledge, William Rosewell. Messrs.
Hackluyte and More to the chamber late Mr. Yngler's;
fine 205. Mr. Dodge, as expectant, to the chamber of
Masters Beysley ; fine 20s. 27 Jan. John, son and heir
of John Ryve, of Blanford, Dorset, gentleman, specially ;
fine 40s. Pledge, William Rosewell. Arthur Chamber to
a lower chamber with Messrs. Acton and Worteley ; fine
13s. U.

At a Parliament holden 6 Feb., 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

Messrs. Marrow, Yate, Shelton and Cary were fined 20 marks
each for the offices of Steward and Reader.

Messrs. Caro and Anderton were fined lOZ. for the like.
Mr. Southcote was fined bl. for the Stewardship.

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1556] Minutes of Parliament. 105

Mr. Frevyle was chosen Assistant to the Header in Lent
next.

Enacted, that none of the Fellowship in the House shall wear
his beard above three weeks' growth, on pain of being out of
commons, and a fine of 35. 4d English,

Enacted, that until Mr. Danyelle*s money for the new
buildings be fully paid, of which 80L Os, Id, yet remains, he
shall receive all the term pensions (church money and ** role "
money excepted) payable by gentlemen admitted and to be
admitted into chambers in the new buildings, and their fines for
admittance. None shall be admitted into the chambers without
payment of a reasonable fine, at the discretion of the Treasurer
and Mr. Danyelle's deputy. These payments shall be entered
into a book by the Treasurer. Humfrey Moseley is Mr.
Danyelle's deputy. English.

Admissions,— V6 Feb. Gilbert, son of John Talbott of
Grafton, Worcestershire, knight, at the special instance of
Reginald Corbett, esquire, specially; fine 5 marks. Pledge,
R. Smyth. Carew, son and heir of Peter Courteney of
Le Woode, Devon, knight, at the special instance of Mr. Sture,
specially ; fine 4Z. 1 March, 1555. Geoffrey, second

son of Thomas More of Taunton, Somerset, at the special
instance of Mr. Maudeley, specially; fine 40s. Pledge,
William Eosewell. John, son and heir of Richard Cade, of
St. Martin's Within Ludgate, London, at the special instance
of Mr. Carus, now Reader, specially; fine 405. Pledge,
Malthouse. 14 March. Richard, second son of Richard
Molyneux, of Sefton, Lancashire, knight, specially, at the
special instance of Mr. Carus, now Reader ; fine 40s. Pledge,
William Fletewode. 14 May. Mr. John Skynner to a

chamber with Mr. Ibbyn, in place of Mr. Weste ; fine 6s. 8rf.
Robert Calvert to a chamber with Messrs. Bretton and
Wasshyngton, giving place to them while in commons ; fine 2Z.

At a Parliament holden 15 Hay, 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Southcote was chosen Reader for next Autumn.

Messrs. Warde and Cabell were ill during vacation ; there-
fore they shall keep another. Mr. Vowel forfeited Lent
vacation, and is fined 20s.

Enacted, at the petition of Thomas Lewes and Myles Button,
that in consideration of their charges upon their chamber.



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they shall enjoy it during their lives without anyone being
admitted thereto without their assent, paying all their duties
and payments. English,

Admission, — Mr. Griffith, as expectant, into a chamber with
Messrs. Bowyere, Newcourte and Arundelle, giving place to
his ancients ; fine 205. Not being able to have this chamber,
he is admitted to another near the kitchen in Mr. Chatterton's
place.

At a Parliament holden 18 Jane, 2 & 3 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Carus was chosen Assistant to the Beader, Mr. Southcote.

Auditors of the Treasurer's accounts, Messrs. Corbett and
Rose well.

Agreed, that commons are to break up till the vacation, and
after the vacation, till the term. English,

11 July, 1556. Mr. Farryngton is pardoned all offices and
vacations for a fine of 26^. 8d,

Admissions, — Mr. William Fowke, to a chamber with
Messrs. Tybold, Woode and Elyott, and will surrender his
estate in his present chamber. 31 July. Humfrey, second
son of Thomas Blakeston of Blakeston, in the bishopric of
Durham, at the instance of Mr. Southcote, Beader, to the
Clerks' commons, generally, and to Mr. Griffith's chamber.
Pledge, Peter Vavasor. 11 Aug., 3 & 4 Phil, et Mar. Mr.
Plowden to a chamber, late Mr. Edmund Mordaunte's,
deceased, at the instance of Mr. Southcote, now Beader, and
Mr. Hone, his assistant.* Thomas, younger son of John
Prynce of Crokeheme, Somerset, specially, at the order of
Mr. Southcote, now Beader; fine 20s. George, second son
of Bobert Putenham of Shervill super le Loddon, Hants,
esquire, at Mr. Southcote's instance, to the Clerks' commons,
generally. Thomas Curtes and John Machell, esquires, citizens
and aldermen of London, at Mr. Southcote's instance,
specially, giving a hogshead of wine and a new table for
**lez Seignors Benchers." Bichard Molyneux, expectant in
Mr. Berye's chamber, giving place to his ancients.

17 Oct. Mr. Gjrfford to a chamber with Messrs. Bate and
Owtred ; fine 20s. Mr. Cade to a chamber with Messrs.
Bowyer, Newcourte and other ancients ; fine 20s.

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1556] Minutes of Parliament. 107

At a Parliament holden 4 Nov., 3 & 4 Phil. & Mar.

Mr. Store was chosen Eeader for next Lent.



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