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to the new Hall at the days appointed and proclaimed at the
cupboard.

Order for the better payment of commons.
Every three weeks on Tuesday at supper the Steward shall
bring his rolls to the Bench and in their absence to the Utter
Barristers. All such as be then impaid are to be put out of
commons and forfeit their chambers, and to pay V2d. to the
House, unless they pay before next account. If the Steward



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or his deputy fail to bring the rolls, he is to pay 20s. for each
default and stand to the loss of all such debts ever after, which
hang upon the rolls of the said weeks not shown. The
Steward shall be present every Tuesday, an hour before supper
and half-an-hour after the case in the Hall, to receive his
money, on pain of 3s. 4d. fine. The names of persons and of
the Steward so amerced shall be written in one roll by the
Chief Butler, with the Auditor's hand thereto, and delivered to
the youngest butler to gather it, he being accountable for the
same, bemg allowed 12d. of every pound. English,
End of the Parliament.

Admissions, — 24 May, 1563. Mr. Churche to a chamber with
Mr. Chysshull, in place of Mr. Tenaunte, who lost his interest
and estate therein because he was proclaimed for non-payment
of commons ; fine 20s. 14 June. Mr. Thomas Pagett, junior,
to a chamber with Mr. John Denton, next Master Richard
Eeade's chamber ; fine 13s. 4rf. Mr. Northover to the said
chamber with Messrs. Denton and Pagett, in expectancy of
Mr. Denton ; fine 13s. 4d. 26 June. Mr. W. Boughton to a
chamber late Mr. Barton's, under Mr. Bavande's chamber, in
place of Mr. James Cressey, who forfeited his chamber for not
paying his contribution to the new Hall ; fine 20s. 15 June.
Edward, son and heir of Vincent Mundy, of Marketon, Derby-
shire, gentleman, specially, with the assent of the Masters of
the Bench ; fine 3Z.



At a Parliament holden 26 June, 1663, 6 Eliz.

Mr. Gabriel Chamber was chosen assistant to Mr. Fleete-
woode, Eeader in Autumn.

Ordered that all Masters of **le Utter Barre" absent at this
Parliament without good cause be fined 3s. 4(i.

All were absent, except Messrs. Becket, Crumpton and Archer.

Ordered that the forfeiture of Mr. Wasse's chamber at the
last Parliament shall be of no effect, because the cause of non-
payment is approved.

End of the Parliament.

Ordered that Mr. Matthew Smith, in consideration of GO/,
lent to the House until St. Andrew's Day, 1564, shall be
released from his fine of 10/. for the office of Utter Barrister



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imposed by Mr. Chamber, Header in last Lent; and it is
granted by the assent of the Masters of the Bench, that he
shall never be compelled to take up the office of Utter
Barrister, nor any other office.

Ordered that Mr. Richard Palmer, in consideration of a loan
of 40Z., till 12 Feb. next, shall be released as above.

Received of Mr. W. Pierson, gentleman, for all pensions and
arrears to Trinity term, 1563, except his contribution to the
new buildings, 20s.

Admissions. — 27 June, 1563. Mr. Ensor to the higher
chamber over the gate of the Middle Temple, with Mr. Thomas
Pagett, senior, the chamber late belonging to Lord Stafford,
deceased ; no fine, because he left another chamber with
Mr. Hartopp. Mr. Jenkes to a chamber with Mr. Hartopp
in the new buildings in place of Mr. Ensor ; fine 20s.

From this time to the date mentioned below nothing was
done on account of the pestilence.

Admissions. — 26 April, 1564. Mr. Burbage to the chamber
next Mr. Moseley's ; no fine, because he left Lord Wyndsore's
chamber, to which he was admitted when Mr. NicoUes was
Treasurer. Mr. Henry Blancherde to the chamber near the
Hall with Mr. Crumpton, in place of Mr. Spilman, deceased ;
fine 30s. Mr. Lewes, junior, to a lower chamber with Mr.
Henry Mordant, in place of Mr. Lucas, deceased ; fine 30s.
27 April. Mr. Kirlle to an upper chamber next the Hall, with
Mr. Baylie, in place of Mr. Blancherde ; no fine, because he left
the chamber adjoining Mr. Readers. 28 April. Didimus,
son of Richard Bucklande, of London, generally, by consent
of the Masters of the Bench. 1 May. Mr. Alley to

Mr. Meade*s chamber next the Hall ; fine 50s. Thomas, son
of Godfrey Walkadyne, of Totnam High Crosse, Middlesex,
esquire, generally, by consent of the Masters of the Bench.
2 May. John, son of Richard Stone, of Walsall, Staffordshire,
gentleman, generally, with consent of the Masters of the
Bench. 14 May. Mr. Meade, one of the Masters of the
Bench, to the chamber of Mr. Luke, Baron of the Exchequer,
deceased, with assent of the Masters of the Bench.

Receipt from Mr. Meade for the remainder of his fine for the
Stewardship at Christmas before his reading, 41, 14 May.
1564. {This entry is crossed out.)



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At a Parliament holden 12 May, 1664, 6 Eliz.

Ordered that those chosen as Beaders for Autumn last, shall
be Readers for next Autumn.

Ordered that all Masters of ** le Utter Barre ** now in commons,
except Messrs. Hartopp, Cnmipton, Bannyster, Stevens,
Gardener, and Archer shall pay for not attending this
Parliament, 35. 4d.

Master Giflforde is fined for disobedience in not coming to
the Masters of the Bench, though often summoned, 5/.

Admissions. — Eoger Kemys to a chamber with Mr. Hadley,
pajring 405. ; provided that if Hadley dies or removes, another
Master of the Bench shall be admitted, and shall have the pre-
eminence over Mr. Kemys.

End of the Parliament.

Admissions, — 14 May, 1564. Richard, second son of John
Juxon, of London, gentleman, generally, by consent of the
Masters of the Bench. 15 May. Thomas, son and heir of
John Piende, of Leides, Kent, gentleman, generally, with
consent of the Masters of the Bench. 4 June. Richard,
second son of Edward Boughton, late of Lawforde, Warwick-
shire, deceased, generally, with consent of the Masters of the
Bench. 31 July. Francis, son and heir of Henry Farington,
of Hutton, Lancashire, generally, by Master Fleetewoode,
Reader.

At a Parliament holden 14 June, 1664, 6 Eliz.

Mr. Chambre, chosen Assistant to the Reader last Autumn,
is continued Assistant at the next reading, because no reading
was held in Autumn or Lent last on account of the pestilence.

Received of Mr. Edmund Parker, for pensions and arrears
to Michaelmas, 1564, except his contribution for the new Hall,
16s. 8d., paid 16 Oct.

Admissions. — 19 June. Mr. Thomas Walkeden, to the
chamber of Messrs. Rickarde and Staflforde, over Mr. Slade's
chamber; fine 505. John Wagstaflf, Chief Butler, to the
chamber of Messrs. Moseley and Androwes, with Mr. Toker.
Mr. William Catlyn to a chamber with Mr. Tytley and Mr.
Robert Catlyn, with the assent of the Masters of the Bench,
on this condition, that if any Master of the Bench or of **le
Utter Barre '' should lose his chamber by the building of the



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new Hall, he shall have a right to the said chamber in place of
Mr. Catlyn ; fine 205. 22 June. William Lyster, gentleman,
son and heir of Robert Lister, of Finchley, Middlesex, deceased,
generally, with assent of the Masters of the Bench. 4 July.
James, son and heir of Richard Beacher, of Shome, Kent,
deceased, generally. 31 July. William, son and heir of Hugh
Weston, of Weston, Gloucestershire, gentleman, generally, by
Mr. Fleetewood, Reader. 26 July. Edward, fourth son of John
Vavasor of Spaldington, Yorks, esquire, deceased, generally, by
Mr. Fletewoode, Reader. 28 July. Edward Purcell, gentle-
man, eldest son of Richard Purcell of Onslowe, Shropshire,
gentleman, generally, by Mr. Plowden, Treasurer. 1 Aug.
Edward, second son of Henry Beacher, of London, merchant,
generally, by Mr. Fletewoode, Reader. 17 Aug. Israel, son
and heir of Roger Amyce of Colnewake, Essex, esquire,
specially, by Mr. Fleetwood, Reader. 18 Oct. George, second
son of Thomas Holforde, of Holforde, Cheshire, esquire,
specially, by assent of the Masters of the Bench; fine 40s.
26 Oct. Mr. Adrian Gilbert to a chamber with Mr. Burbage,
next Mr. Moseley's chamber ; fine 10s. 27 Oct. Mr. PhiUips
to a chamber with Messrs. Hackluyte and Atkyns near the
Church, in expectancy of their ancients ; no fine because he
left another chamber. Mr. Holforde, to a lower chamber,
late Mr. Phillips ; fine 6s. 8d. Mr. Lister to a chamber with
Mr. Fitche, under Mr. Moseley's chamber ; fine 26s. 8d.

At a Parliament holden 3 Nov., 1664, 6 Eliz.

Messrs. Calthrop and Hipsley are fined 40s. each for non-
attendance at Mr. Fletewoode's reading.

Each Master who missed last Autumn vacation shall forfeit 20s.

Messrs. Andrew Vavasour and Tytley are fined for not
reading in Autumn, 3/. 6s. 8d. each, and Moseley, 61. 13s. 4d.

George NichoUes was chosen Reader for Lent next.
End of the Parliament.

12 Nov. 1564. Received from Mr. Hamond Claxton, for all
pensions and arrears to this day, 20s.

Admissions. — 4 Nov. 1564. Humfrey, eldest son of Richard
Sandeforde, of ** Insula RossoUe,'* Shropshire, gentleman,
generally, with assent of the Masters of the Bench ; to the
chamber of Messrs. Babthorpe and Holte in the new buildings,
in expectancy of the said Mr. Holte; no fine. 8 Nov.



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Thobias, son and heir of William Chauncye, of Edgecote,
Northants, esquire, generally, by assent of the Masters of the
Bench ; to a chamber with Messrs. Clifton and Waldron, in
the new buildings, in expectancy ; fine 205. 15 Nov. John,
son and heir of John Spenser, of Brington, Northants, knight,
generally, by assent of the Masters of the Bench. 13 Nov.
John, son and heir of William Eogers, of Shelforde Magna,
Cambridgeshire, gentleman, generally, by assent of the Masters
of the Bench.

At a Parliament holden 24 Nov., 1664, 7 Eliz.

Allowed for the expenses of those residing at Christmas,
one cartload of coals and an allowance for the minstrels.

Commons shall be kept until next term.

Mr. Calthropp was chosen Steward for Christmas next, and
in his default, Mr. Bell.

Ordered by the Masters of the Bench that Mr. Smithes, late
Under-Treasurer, shall be allowed in his commons for as many
weeks as the Steward's Roll shows that he has been in commons
and has paid, while Under-Treasurer, according to custom.

Admissions, — 27 Nov. 1564. William, son of John Wolton
of Smarden, Kent, gentleman, generally, by assent of the
Masters of the Bench. 27 Jan. 1564. Nicolas, second son of
John Preston of Preston Patricke, Westmoreland, esquire,
generally, by assent of the Masters of the Bench.

At a Parliament holden 8 Feb., 1664.

Mr. Fletewoode was chosen Assistant to Mr. George NicoUes,
Keader in Lent.

12 May, 1566. Francis Wetheredde was admitted third
Butler of the Inn, vice Richard Wrenche, by consent of all the
Masters of the Bench.

Admissions. — 7 Feb. 1564 (1564-5). Thomas, son and heir
of George Dabridgecourt of Stratfildesay, Hants, esquire,
generally, by assent of the Masters of the Bench. 10 Feb.
Antony, ninth son of William Sandes of Hawkesheade,
Lancashire, esquire, generally, by assent of the Masters of
the Bench. 7 Feb. William, second son of John Tresham of
Eushton, Northants, deceased, generally, by assent of the
Masters of the Bench. 14 Feb. John, son and heir of Henry
Savile of Bradley, Yorks., gentleman, generally, by assent of

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the Masters of the Bench. 19 Feb. John, son and heir of
John Harley of Bryans Brampton, Herefordshire, esquire,
generally, by Mr. Edmund Plowden, Treasurer. 4 March.
Eobert, second son of Richard Folkes, citizen and merchant of
London, generally, by Mr. George Nicolles, Reader. 5 March.
Edward, son and heir of Thomas Fisher of Warwick, esquire,
specially, by Mr. George Nicolles, Reader; fine 3/. 6 March.
Richard, son of William Wrenche of Northwich, Cheshire,
gentleman, specially, by Mr. George Nicolles, Reader.

10 March. Edward, second son of Henry late lord Stafford,
of Stafford Castle, specially, by Mr. George Nicolles, Reader;
fine 5Z. to the Reader. Edward, third son of George Gille of
Wodyhall, Herts, esquire, generally, by Mr. Nicolles, Reader.

11 March. Richard, son and heir of William Johnson, of
Suffolk, gentleman, generally, by Mr. George Nicolles, Reader.

12 March. William, son and heir of Richard Catesbie of
Ligiers Ashbye, Northants, esquire, specially, by Mr. George
Nicolles, Reader; fine, a hogshead of wine, price 3L Gs. 8df.,
paid to the Reader. 11 March. William, son and heir of
Henry Goringe of Burton, Sussex, esquire, generally, by
Mr. George Nicolles, Reader. George, fourth son of John
Corbet, late of Lye, Shropshire, esquire, deceased, generally,
by Mr. Nicolles, Reader. Walter, son and heir apparent of
Thomas Dowrishe, of Dowrishe, Devon, esquire, generally, by
Mr. Nicolles, Reader. William Rutter of Clavering, Essex,
gentleman, specially, by Mr. Nicolles, Reader; fine 40s.
William, second son of George Medley of Tyltey, Essex, esquire,
deceased, generally, by Mr. Nicolles, Reader. 20 March.
Richard Temple of Clevar, Berks, gentleman, generally, by
Mr. Nicolles, Reader. 24 March. Gabriel, second son of
William Halley of Myncyn Bucklande, Somerset, gentleman,
generally, by Mr. Nicolles, Reader. 31 March, 1565. Row-
land, son and heir of John Pewe of Mathavarne, Montgomery-
shire, esquire, generally, by Mr. Nicolles, Reader. 20 May,
1565. Edward, second son of Thomas Stafforde of Bradfilde,
Berks, esquire, generally, by assent of the Masters of the
Bench. Matthew, son and heir of James Shaftowe, of the
bishopric of Durham, generally, by assent of the Masters of
ihe Bench. 21 May. Francis, eldest son of Robert Butler
of Bristol, merchant, generally, by assent of the Masters of
the Bench. 28 May. Edward Purcell, gentleman, to a cham-
ber with Mr. Matthew Smith in the new buildings ; fine 10s.



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Signed : E. Plowden. Mr. John Alleyne, to the chamber of
Messrs. Fowler and Skynner, in expectancy of Mr. Skynner;
fine 40s. 27 May. Kichard, son and heir of Philip Clampe,
of Huntingdon, gentleman, generally, by assent of the Masters
of the Bench.

At a Parliament holden 1 June, 1666, 7 Eliz.

Mr. Calthroppe is chosen Keader for next Autmnn, and in
his default, Mr. Bell.

Each vacationer who lost Lent vacation, in Mr. Nicolle's
reading, is fined 205.

Mr. Calthroppe, one of the four most ancient Utter Barristers,
is fined for not attending the reading last Lent, 40s.

Ordered, that the Treasurer may admit another into the
chamber of any person not paying .the rent at the second de-
mand ; and he who refuses or delays to pay, shall be expelled.

Every Utter Barrister absent at this Parliament shall be
fined 3.S. 4d., viz., Messrs. Bell, Sandes, Hartopp, Crumpton,
Gardiner, Pyriam, Bannyster, MuUinaxe, Chatterton, Dale,
Hill, Fermour, and Tyfifyn.

3 June, 1565. Mr. Plowden, Treasurer, acknowledges having
received for pensions due to the House from Hilary term,
1564 (1564-5), till 3 June, 1565, from Mr. Innocent Eeade, Mr.
Wilson, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Jones of Brystowe, Mr. Bajrnarde,
Mr. Amyce, Mr. Gayre, Mr. Woolescote, Mr. Francis Bamardc,
Mr. William Laurence, Mr. Richard Turner of Warwickshire,
Mr. Thomas Coxe, Mr. Richard Asshe, Mr. George Carie, Mr.
Nicolas Dillon, Mr. John Strowde, Mr. Bryan Cave, Mr. Wake,
Mr. Roger Cave, Mr. Thomas Cotton, Mr. William Goldinge
and Mr. Edgeworth, 33Z. Is. Ad. Signed : E. Plowden.

Admissions, — 2 June, 1565. Mr. Mulshoe to a chamber with
Messrs. Robert Catlyn and WilUam Catlyn, in expectancy of
his ancients ; fine 40s. 3 June. Mr. Robert Loundes to the
chamber of Messrs. Edward Mordant and Archdale, in expec-
tancy of his ancients, in the new buildings ; fine 30s. 4 June.
Mr. Bathe to Mr. Readers chamber, in expectancy of him;
fine 13s. 4d., and 53s. when Mr. Reade removes. 29 June.
Mr. Harley to Mr. Acton's chamber, with Messrs. RatcHfif and
Skevington. Mr. Crachrode to the chamber late Mr. Meade's
next the Hall, with Mr. Alley, on condition that if Sir Francis
KnoUes' son is admitted to the said chamber, Mr. Crachrode



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shall give place to him ; fine 405. Mr. Stone to Mr. Alley's
chamber, viz., to the part at the right hand in the entry of the
chamber ; fine 65. 8d. Mr. Fewke, to the chamber of Messrs.
Noke and Tirrell, not to take his place there till Mr. Bricket
is removed to Mr. Laurence's chamber; no fine because he
paid 30s. for another chamber with Mr. Laurence. Mr. Asshe
to Mr. Marten's chamber with Messrs. Trece and Midwynter ;
fine 6s. 8d, Mr. Weston to a chamber with Mr. Crumwell ;
fine 20s. 30 June. Arthur, eldest son of Francis Samuel of
Northampton, gentleman, generally, by assent of the Masters
of the Bench. William, third son of Thomas Gk)dderde of
Overton, Wilts, esquire, generally, by assent of the Masters of
the Bench. Eichard, second son of Thomas Carus, the Queen's
Serjeant-at-law, generally, by assent of the Masters of the
Bench. (Mortuus.)

At a Parliament holden 2 July, 1665, 7 Eliz.

Mr. George Nicolles was chosen Assistant to the Eeader,
Mr. Bell, next Autumn.

End of the Parliament.

Eeceived in Trinity Term, 1565, by Mr. Treasurer for
pensions and other duties of the house, from Mr. Thomas
Pateshall, 20s., Mr. Thomas Hoorde, 6s. 8d., Mr. HoUingworth,
20s., Mr. Richard Eliote, 20s., Mr. Moseley, 4Z., Mr. Andrew
Vavasour, 30s., Mr. Draper, 13s. 4d. Total, 9Z. 10s. English,

33/. 15s. 8d. of the House money was employed by Mr.
Plowden on the building of the Hall. Eiiglish,

Admissions. — 6 July. Mr. Snagge to Mr. Bayliffs chamber,
near the Hall, by assent of Mr. Kirle. Mr. Bucklande to a
chamber with Messrs. Flitche and Lister near the Temple
Cemetery ; no fine because he left another chamber. 10 July.
Mr. Kirle to the httle chamber near the vine, under the
chamber of Messrs. Boyer and Agmimdesham ; no fine because
he left another chamber with Mr. Bayliff. 12 July. Mr.
John Savile, to a chamber with Mr. William Boughton under
Mr. Bavande's chamber ; fine 6s. 8d. Mr. Richard Carus to
Mr. Laurence Bannister's chamber. 13 Oct., 1565. Mr.
Robert Bryket to the chamber of Mr. H. Laurence, deceased ;
no fine because he has worked hard in collecting money for
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Mr. Chidley's chamber, from which Mr. Bussey is removed,
till he has purged himself from what is laid against him.
14 July. Mr. Francis, son and heir of Vincent Poure,
deceased, late of Blechingdon, Oxfordshire, esquire, specially,
by Mr. Bell, Reader ; fine 31. 20 July. Robert, fourth son
of Ralf Chabnour of Morende de Monesley, Herefordshire,
gentleman, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader. 26 July. John,
son and heir of John Campion, late of Dublin, specially, by
Mr. Bell, Reader. 28 July. Richard, son and heir of Humfrey
Moldworth of Wenyncham, in the parish of Budworth Magna,
Cheshire, gentleman, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader. 31 July.
Thomas, son and heir of Thomas Poule of Cranbroke, Essex,
esquire, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader. Alexander, son and heir
of Erasmus Pyme of Canyngton, Somerset, esquire, generally,
by Mr. Bell, Reader. 1 Aug. Thomas, son and heir of Roger
Luter, of Shrewsbury, gentleman , generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader.
2 Aug. Roger, son and heir of Lionel Portington, late of
Barmbie on Done, Yorks, esquire, deceased, generally, by Mr.
Bell, Reader. 4 Aug. James, son and heir of John Bisse of
Stoklane, Somerset, gentleman, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader.

4 Aug. Mr. Stephen, son and heir of John Ducket, late of
London, gentleman, deceased, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader.

5 Aug. John, second son of Edward Shurley, late of Ishfilde,
Sussex, esquire, deceased, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader.
20 Aug. Wilham, son and heir of Dominic Roche, of Cork,
Ireland, generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader. 22 Aug. Thomas,
second son of Henry Gastone of Setbery, Yorks, knight,
generally, by Mr. Bell, Reader. 14 Oct. Henry, son and
heir of Maurice Barkeley of Bruton, Somerset, knight,
generally, by consent of the Masters of the Bench. Signed :
E. Plowden. George, third son of George Sudlowe of North-
wich, Cheshire, gentleman, generally, by consent of the
Masters of the Bench. Signed: E. Plowden. 24 Oct. Mr.
Fairefaxe to the lowest chamber, under Mr. Chidley's chamber,
in place of Mr. Holdfort ; fine 65. 8d, Signed : E. Plowden.
26 Oct. William, second son of Francis KnoUes, knight,
Vice-Chamberlain of the Queen's Household, generally, by
consent of the Masters of the Bench. Edward, third son of
Sir Francis Knolles, generally ; to Mr. Amyredeth*s chamber,
in place of Mr. Hastinges, by consent of the Masters of the
Bench. 3 Nov. Mr. Edward Stafford to Mr. Bavande's
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Rosse and Mr. William Knolles to Mr. John Gifforde's chamber
in his absence, to give place to him on his return. Signed :
Ed. Plowden. Mr. Edward Warde to Mr. Rosse's chamber
in his absence. Signed : Ed. Plowden. 12 Nov. George
Hoorde to the chamber of Messrs. Archer, Baldwyn, and Hall ;
fine 10s. (Note in margin : Evacuatur.) Richard Johnson to
Mr. Tytley's chamber, with Mr. Robert Catlyn; fine 20s.
Signed: Ed. Plowden. 3 Nov. Edward, son and heir of
Richard Warde of Hurst, Berks, esquire, generally, by consent
of the Masters of the Bench.

At a Parliament holden 9 Nov., 1666.

Mr. Calthropp is fined 53s. 4d. for not reading in Autumn ;
for the Stewardship at Christmas, 40s. Mr. Sparry is fined
for not attending at the cupboard {ad abacum) last Autumn
vacation, 40s.

Ordered that no Reader shall promote any one to be Utter -
Barrister without the assent of Parliament, on fine of lOZ., and
the person promoted shall lose his rank.
Any one losing a vacation shall forfeit 20s.
Mr. Fermer was chosen Reader for next Lent.
Mr. Calvert was chosen Steward for Christmas next ; and in
his default, Mr. Thomas Nicolles; and Mr. Grjrvell, Marshal.
End of the Parliament.
Adviissions. — 10 Nov. 1565. Mr. John Prychard, son and
heir of Richard Thomas of Nethe, Glamorganshire, gentleman,
generally, by consent of the Masters of the Bench. (Marginal
note : Mortuus.) 12 Nov. Mr. Rosse to the chamber of
Messrs. Amyredeth and Edmund Knolles, over the Gate of the
Middle Temple, in their absence ; fine respited, because he left
another chamber. 24 Nov. William Jones, son of John
Mirydeth of Bergevennye, Monmouthshire, gentleman, gener-
ally, by consent of the Masters of the Bench. Mr. George,
son and heir of William Dormer of Rosse in Wexford,
merchant, deceased, generally, by consent of the Masters of
the Bench. Mr. Matthew Shaftowe to the chamber of Messrs.
H. Mordant and Lewes, in the absence of his ancients ; fine
13s. 4d. Signed : E. Plowden. Roger, son and heir of
Hugh Beynes of Shrewsbury, gentleman, generally, by con-
sent of the Masters of the Bench. Signed: E. Plowden.
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Nokes and Tyrrell, in absence of his ancients; fine 405.
Signed : E. Plowden.

Mem. : That Mr. Plowden has received 3/., 51. and 405. for the
special admittances of Mr. Ed. Fyssher, Mr. Ed. Stafford, and
Mr. W. Rutter, and has paid the amount to Mr. George
Nycolles, in repayment of lOZ. which he lent towards the
New Hall. 25 Nov. Signed : Edm. Plowden. English.

At a Parliament holden 26 Nov., 1666, 8 Eliz.

Commons shall be kept till next term.

A cartload of coals and an allowance for the minstrels shall
be allowed to those who remain at Christmas.

Christmas shall not be solemnly kept.

End of the Parliament.

Admissions, — 28 Nov. Eobert, son and heir of Ralf Eosier
of Cicestre, Gloucestershire, esquire, generally, by consent of
the Masters of the Bench. 4 Dec. Edward Lewkenor to the
chamber of Messrs. James Morris and Andrew Hemeiforde, in
expectancy ; fine 405. Sighted: Ed. Plowden. 30 Nov. John,
son and heir of William Williams, alias Cholwell, late of Hur-
berton, Devon, gent., deceased, generally. 1 Dec. John,
second son of William Hender of Botriaux Castle, Cornwall,
gentleman, generally. 3 Dec. John, son and heir of Wilham
Wolleston of Trescote Graunge, Staffordshire, gentleman,
generally. (Marginal note : Mortuus.)

At a Parliament holden 28 Jan., 8 Eliz.

Mr. Snagge is excluded from the Fellowship and House.



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