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Thomas Reynell and Josias Reynell to the chamber of Messrs.
John Spencer and Edward Ayleworth under the chamber of
Messrs. Summaster and Moyle; and Spencer and Ayleworth
in exchange to the Reynells chamber, which lately belonged
to Messrs. Ashefeilde and Harreis. 10 July. William, son

and heir-apparent of John Dister of London, esq., specially ;

fine, . Bound with his father and Mr. Edward Combes.

4 Nov. Nicholas Streete, late of Thavies Inne, gent., third
son of Richard Streete of Stokgumber, Somerset, gent.,
specially; fine, 51. Bound with Messrs. John Gierke and
Edmund Huddye. 5 Nov. Mr. Austin, son of Mr.

NichoUes of the Bench, of Northampton. Admitted by
Philip Cole. Mr, Henry Hall, gent., to the chamber of
Mr. Robert Smithes, one of the Masters of " le Utter Barre,"



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1575] Minutes of Parliament. 207

in expectancy of Robert Smithes with his assent, with Jesse
his son.

At a Parliament holden 7 Nov., 17 Eliz.

Mr. Mollinax is fined for not reading in last Autumn, 51.

are fined 40s. for not standing at the Cupboard

during Mr. Ingepene's reading.

The following vacationers are fined 205. each for not
attending Mr. Ingepene's reading, viz. Vincent Corbet,
Edward Palmer, Robert Byndeles, James Digges, H. Huddy
(paid), John Ryves, Richard Norton, T. Walton, John Dormer,
R. Fletewood, T. Leighe, jun., John Sledde, Richard Johnson,
John Prideaux, T. Elmes, An. Luther, Richard Grene, John
Michell.

The chambers which Mr. William Herbert, one of the
fellows, will build on the site of the old kitchen, shall be
granted to him alone for life, and no one else shall be admitted
thereto by the Treasurer during his life. He shall not forfeit
them for discontinuance, being out of commons or for any
other cause. He may assign or leave by will these chambers
to any fellow or fellows, who shall hold them similarly.

Acfmissiom : — 7 Nov. Mr. John Smith, gent., to the
chamber of Mr. John Shurley, one of the Masters of " le Utter
Barre," in Mr. Hutchenson's place, if he assent. 10 Nov.

Mr. Swayne, gent., to Mr. Swynnerton s chamber in

Mr. Havarde s place. Mr. Richard Darston, gent., to Mr.
Asshecombe's chamber in Mr. Savage's place. 21 Nov.
Mr. Thomas Holbeche, gent., to Mr. Overbury's chamber on Mr.

Swayne's surrender. Mr. Cavell, gent., to Mr. Dowe's

chamber in expectancy of Mr. Hall. Mr. William Weston,

of "le Utter Barre," to Mr. Smithes chamber in his place.
26 Nov. WilUam Dyrdo, late of Lyons Inne, gent., second
son of Robert Dyrdo of Jhyllyngham, Dorset, esq., generally ;
fine, 305. Also to Mr. Dodington's chamber on surrender by
Mr. Weston of " le Utter Barre.'* Mr. Matthew Bragge to
Mr. Swayne's chamber on surrender by Mr. Swynnerton.

At a Parliament holden 27 Nov., 18 Eliz.

Mr. Dale is chosen Reader for next Lent by permission of
Mr. Fetiplace.



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The feast of Christmas shall not be solemnly celebrated.
Commons shall be continued till next term. A cartload of
coals and iOs. for the minstrels shall be allowed to those who
remain.

Mr. Dale and Mr. Fanner are chosen Stewards for Christmas.

Messrs. Harrys and Courte have built three new chambers
over the walls of the chamber between the chambers of Mr.
Ashe, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Bowreman. They shall hold these
for life without forfeiture. No one shall be admitted thereto
by the Treasurer without their consent. During their lives
they may assign the chambers or any part thereof to a
fellow.

Admissions : — Mr. James Waldron to Mr. Ingler's chamber
with Mr. Christopher Stone. 30 Nov. John, son and heir

of John Bull of London, gent., specially ; fine, 5/. 3 Dec.

Robert Dudley, late of New Inn, gent., second son of Richard
Dudley of Yenwaeth, Westmoreland, esq., generally; fine, 205.
5 Dec. Francis, son and heir of Francis Spilman of Bolbroolt,
Sussex, esq., specially; fine, 5/. 18 Dec. Mr. Edward

Paulmer to Mr. Head worth's chamber in place of Mr. Ashecombe.
Edward, son and heir of Edward Boyes of Fredfell, Kent,
esq., specially; fine 5/. Richard, son and heir of Henry
Champemown of Modbury, Devon, esq., deceased, specially;
fine, 5/. 1 4 Jan., 1575. Humfrey, son and heir of Matthew

Fameham of Cottesmore, Rutland, esq., specially; fine, 5/.
15 Jan. Edward Saunders, late of New Inn, gent., son and

heir of Francis Saimders of ,* esq., one of the Masters of

the Bench, generally ; fine, 205. 28 Jan. Hugh Wolleston,

late of New Inn, gent., second son of William Wolleston of
Trescott Grange, Stafibrdshire, gent., generally; fine, 205.
John Ingram, late of New Inn, second son of John Ingram
of Great Wallford, Warwickshire, esq., generally; fine, 205.
Bound with Messrs. Palmer and Clark. 3 Feb. John

Browne, gent., son and heir of * Browne of * Dorset,

gent., specially; fine, 5Z. Richard, son and heir-apparent

of Edward Harbert of Mountgomery, esq., specially; fine, 5L
George, son and heir of Thomas Philpott of Thrucksden,
Hants, esq., specially; fine, 51. 9 Feb. Edward Pecocke,
late of Davies Inne, gent., son and heir-apparent of Edward
Pecocke of Shel * Norfolk, esq., generally; fine, 305.

* Blank in MS.



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1576] Minutes op Parliament. 209

At a Parliament holden 10 Feb., 18 Eliz.

Mr. Ingpen was chosen Assistant to Mr. Dale, Reader for Lent.

Messrs. Fenner, Baldwyn, Becke, and TjVen are bound to
stand at the Cupboard in person.

Henceforth two Utter Barristers and two Inner Barristers
shall be chosen Stewards for each Reader's feast.

Messrs. Slade, Boyes, Freston, and Barker are appointed to
provide the Reader s feast.

The upper part of the old Hall is assigned to Messrs.
Fenner, Agmondisham, and Boyes to build chambers, to be
held for life.

Mr. John Wagstaff, late Steward of the Inn, for his faithful
service shall be admitted a fellow gratiSy and a chamber
shall be given to him, without forfeiture for discontinuance
or any other cause, with leave to be out of commons.

Francis Wetherhedd, Chief Waiter (promm), is appointed
Steward in place of Wagstaflfe.

Christopher Tompson, Undercook, shall have his salary
increased to 40s. a year.

All the Waiters (promarii) and other officers shall have 35.
a week for every week when commons are not kept.*

Messrs. Paget, Hedworth, Hext, Godwyn, and William David
are called to the degree of " le Utter Barre."

To Thomas Dasshe, Gardener, and Margaret, his wife, the
house in which they live, built by him, is granted for life of
the survivor. His salary is increased by 205. for cleansing the
" howses of office."

Admissions: — 10 Feb., 1575. John Delaber, late of New
Inn, gent., son and heir of Leonard Delaber of Southam,
Gloucestershire, esq., generally; fine, 205. 10 March.

George, son and heir of William Warner of Rattley, Warwick-
shire, gent., specially ; fine, hi. 16 March. Richard Grafton,
late of Lyons Inne, gent., second son of Richard Grafton of
London, gent., deceased, specially; fine, U. William, son
and heir of Richard Tothell of St. Dunstan*s parish, near the
Bar of the New Temple, London, gent., specially; fine, U,
Mr. John Delaber, gent., to Mr. Hackluyte's chamber in ex-
pectancy of Mr. Fabian Phillips. Mr. Austin Nycholles,
gent., to the chamber of Messrs. Johnson and Grynfilde on

♦ Pro unaqxiaque septimana q;ue posthec vaciterit a communiis domxis, MS.

M.T.R.— I. P



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surrender by Mr. Becke, one of the Masters of the Utter Barre ;

fine, . Mr. George Philpott, gent., to the chamber

formerly Mr. Whetley's office; fine, . 12 May, 1576.

Amias Bamfelde, late of , son and heir of Richard

Bamfelde of Poltamore, Devon, generally; fine, 535. 4rf.
Gervase, son and heir of Reginald Lee of Suthwell, Notts,
generally; fine, 30^. Mr. Amias Bamfelde, gent, to Mr.
Francklyn*s chamber in Mr. Powell's place, in expectancy.

13 May. Thomas Lewkenor, late of , gent., second son

of Edward Lewkenor of Engestone Lowsey, Sussex, generally ;

fine, . 16 May. John Lyons, late of , gent.,

second son of Richard Lyon of West Twyfilde, Middlesex, gent.,

generally; fine, 305. Mr. Browne, gent., to the

chamber of Mr. Pagytt and Mr. Nappers in place of Mr.

Wynter, who lost it by discontinuance ; fine, . 1 7 May.

Robert Gravenor, late of New Inn, gent., third son of Thomas
Gravenor of Brande, Shropshire, generally; fine, 20s.
Edward Horsey, esq., the Queen's chief captain of the Isle of
Wight, specially, gratis. 30 May. Timothy, son and heir
of William Whittingham, Dean of Durham {deacon* Dirham),
specially ; fine, .

At a Parliament holden 1 June, 18 Eliz.

Mr. Fenner was chosen Reader for next Autumn.

Messrs. Baldwyn and Becke are fined U. for not standing at
the Cupboard during Mr. Dale's reading.

Mr. Richard Mollynex is fined 5?. for not reading last Lent.

Mr. Tusser is fined 6/. 13s. 4d. for the same.

Each vacationer whose name follows {no names given) is
fined 205. for absence from Mr. Dale*s reading.

George Greynvyle was appointed Under Treasurer by Edward
Ameredith, Treasurer.

Admissions: — 8 June, 1576. Mr. John Scawin to Mr. Das-
ton's chamber in place of Mr. Ayshcombe, deceased . Mr. George
Eveleighe, gent., to Mr. Blunt's chamber in Mr. Scawin's place.

10 June. John Woode, late of , son and heir of Robert

Woode of London, , specially; fine, .

At a Parliament holden 26 June, 18 Eliz.

Mr. Dale was chosen Assistant to Mr. Fenner, Reader this
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Messrs. Tyffyn, Bowyer. Morrys, and Slade are to stand at
the Cupboard.

Messrs. Fowko, Lewkenor, John Smyth, and Howe are
appointed to provide the Reader's feast.

(An entry is cancelled here apparently referring to the
bedchambers of Masters of the Bench, as on p. 218.)

The Butlers shall demand from each gentleman 12d, a year
for their salaries. The Chief Butler shall make a roll of the
names of all in the Inn and give it to the Treasurer to be
signed. Board wages of 35. a week shall be allowed to the
Steward, Cook, and Waiters (promarii), and of 2$. 6d. to the
Undercook, Panier Man, and Gardener, when commons are
not kept. (See p. 209.)

Admissions: — 1 July. Mr. William Copleston, late of
Lyons Inne, gent., second son of John Copleston of Yalmeton,
Devon, esq., generally; fine, 30a. 2 July. Zacharias

Bethell, late of , gent., son and heir of Bethell of

Hide, Hants, specially ; fine, . Mr. Robert ' Rosyer,

gent., to Mr. Overbury's chamber in place of Mr. Holbech,

deceased. 18 July. Allan Ham, late of , gent.,

second son of Thomas Ham of Panfild, Essex, generally;
fine, . Edward Mors, late of New Inn, gent., gene-
rally ; fine, . 20 June. Mr. Amias Bamfilde, gent, to

Mr. Symmes' chamber in place of Mr. Thomas Churche, who
lost it by discontinuance. 4 Aug. Edward Boxe, late of

, gent., third son of William Boxe, citizen and alderman

of London, generally, by Mr. Fenner, Reader. 4 Oct.,

1576. BasQ Lane, late of , gent., son and heir of

Lane of Caterin, Northants, generally ; fine, , 2 Nov.

William Burgon, late of , gent., son and heir of George

Burgon of Sole, Devon, generally; fine, . 4 Nov.

William Garraway, , generally; fine, . Also to

Mr. Cavell's chamber in place of Mr. Dowle, deceased;

fine, . 5 Nov. Mr. Antony Luther, gent., to Mr.

Wardner's chamber in expectancy of Mr. Barleighe; fine, ,

Thomas Hodges, late of New Inn, gent., son and heir of

Thomas Hodges of Alverton, Somerset, generally ; fine, .

7 Nov. Richard Dyer, late of , gent., son and heir of

Laurence Dyer of Winkaunton, Somerset, specially; fine,

. William Barrens, late of , gent., son and

heir of . 8 Nov. Jerome Ham, late of New Inn,

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gent., third son of Jerome Ham of , generally ; fine



Robert Thomehull, late of , gent., son and heir of Robert

ThornehuU of , Dorset, generally ; fine, . Walter

Newboroughe, late of New Inn, gent., son and heir of Richard
Newboroughe of 0th Fraunces, Dorset, gent., generally ; fine,

. Thomas Kerrey, late of , gent., third son of

Robert Kerreys of Halley, Suffolk, generally; fine, .

12 Nov. John Bruestar, late of New Inn, gent.,



generally ; fine, . Robert Ashfilde, late of New Inn,

gent., son and heir of Robert Ashfilde of Stolengtoft, Suffolk,

generally; fine, . 12 Nov., 1576. Giles Bampfilde,

late of New Inn, gent., eldest son of , generally; fine,

. 19 Nov. John Daniell, late of New Inn, gent., sgn

and heir of Greorge Daniell of Stoke, Suffolk, gent., generally ;
fine, .

At a Parliament holden 26 Nov., 19 Eliz. .

Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Becke, and Mr. Smythe are fined 3 Z. 6s. 8rf.
each for not reading last Autumn, and Mr. Babthorp, 5/.*

Mr. Slade is fined 40s. for not standmg at the Cupboard
during Mr. Fenner's reading.

The following vacationers are fined 20s. each for not at-
tending Mr. Fenner's reading last Autumn. (iVb names given.)

Mr. Phetiplace is chosen Reader for next Lent.

Ordered, that the feast of Christmas shall be solemnly
celebrated ; t that commons shall be continued till next term ;
and that a cartload of coals and 40s. for the minstrels shall be
allowed to those who remain.

Mr. is chosen Steward for Christmas, and in his

default Mr. .

Considering that Mr. EUys Hartoppe paid 6L 13s. 4rf. for his
chauiber, and left it at the request of the Masters of the Benct,
Messrs. Jervyse and Gardener being admitted thereto; con-
sidering also that he gives the 10/. which he lent for the
building of the new Hall ; it is granted by Act of Parliament
that he shall not be put in commons but at his liberty and
pleasure, nor forfeit his chamber for not being in commons
one month in the year. John Appleton shall be admitted
into the chamber with the said EUys, and none other but
Richard Hartoppe. JEnglish,

* Mr. Tyflfyn's name was included, but is struck out.
t Sic, Non is probably omitted.



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1576-7] Minutes of Parliament. 213

Admissions: — 26 Nov. Mr. Edmund Huddye to the
chamber of Mr. Beckett, deceased, with Mr. Braye, surrender-
ing his own chamber ; no fine. Mr. John Appleton, gent.,
to Mr. Ellys Hartopp's chamber; no fine. 27 Nov. Mr.

Andrew Reade, gent., to the chamber late the office of

Mr. Whetley, with Mr. Philpott ; fine, . Mr.

Smyth, gent., to a chamber. 6 Dec. Hammett Bruan.

22 Dec. John Amyas, late of New Inn, gent., generally ; fine,

. 24 Jan. Thomas Chapman, late of New Inn, gent.,

son and heir of Edmund Chapman of London, gent., generally ;

fine, . 1 Feb. Mr. Hugh Mychell, gent., to Mr.

Dyer's chamber in expectancy of Mr. Temple; fine, .

2 Feb. Manley, generally ; fine, . 3 Feb. Jones,

specially ; fine, U. Pelles, generally ; fine, 305. Edmund

Longe, late of Lyons Inne, gent., son of , generally ; fine,

30s. Bartholomew Mychell, generally; fine, 20s. The

eldest sou of John Pordage of , Kent, gent., generally ;

fine, 20s. George Carye, second son of Carewe of

Antony e, Cornwall, generally; fine, 20s. Wrothe, late of

Clementes Inne, gent., generally; fine, 30s. 4 Feb. Mr.
William Byrde, gent., to Mr. Marstone's chamber on Mr.

Cooke's surrender; fine . Girlington, late of

New Inn, gent., son of Girlington, Worcestershire,

generally; fine, 20s. Wilcockes, late of Lyons Inne, gent.,
generally; fine, 30s. Mr. Richard Stephens, gent., to Mr.

Crowe's chamber in place of Mr. Sotherton, deceased ; fine,

. 6 Feb. Richard Welshe, late of New Inn, gent.,

son and heir of Francis Welshe of , generally; fine,

. Mr. William Combes to Mr. Reade's chamber on Mr.

Boureman's surrender; fine, 40s. Mr. Richard Welshe to
Mr. Mervyn's chamber on Mr. Combe's surrender; fine, 30s.

At a Parliament holden 9 Feb., 19 Eliz.

Mr. Fenner was chosen Assistant to Mr. Fetyplace for this
Lent.

Messrs. Boyer, Slade, Morrys, and Hemerforde are boimd
to stand at the Cupboard personally.

Messrs. Blancherd, Hoorde, Philpott, and R. Carewe are
appointed to provide the Reader's feast.

The new pensions shall continue at the rate now used till
the end of Easter term.



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Messrs. Jo. Spencer, Rosier, Courte, Symmes, Manne, Leighe,
and Denton are called to the degree of " le Utter Barre."

On Sunday next, after dinner, the Treasurer shall peruse
the Steward's rolls of commons, and if any gentleman is in-
debted for three weeks or more, the Treasurer shall admit
another into his chamber " and paie the same commons." If
the debtor have no chamber, he shall be put out of commons
and pay his commons till he be discharged. The Treasurer
shall examine the rolls the last Sunday in every term, or
when he pleases. English.

The Butler shall not put any man out of commons till he
who desires to be put out of commons, brings a sufficient
discharge from the Steward. English.

Mr. Southcott, now in Mr. Popham's chamber, shall be
admitted to the first vacant chamber, and Mr. Gamaimce,
jun., to the next.

Admissions: — 10 Feb. Mr. Henry Archer, one of the
Masters of the Bench, to the chamber late belonging to Mr.
Bell, Chief Baron ; gratis. Mr. Stephen Powle, gent., to Mr.
Bell's inner chamber ; fine, 40*. Mr. William Denton, one
of the Masters of the Utt^r Barre, to Mr. Baldwin's chamber
on Mr. Archers surrender; fine, 3/. 13 Feb. William

Walter, late of Clyffordes Inne, gent., son and heir of Edmund
Walter of London, gent., generally; fine, 30s. John

Francklyn, late of New Inn, fourth son of John Francklyn

of , Herts, generally ; fine, 205. Henry Geldner, late of

New Inn, gent., third son of William Geldner of Ware, Herts,
generally ; fine, 20s. 16 Feb., 1576. Leonard Basterd, late

of Fumifalles Inne, gent., son and heir of Francis Basterde
of Westwinch, Norfolk, gent., generally; fine, 30s. 18 Feb.

John Heslerton, late of New Inn, gent., third son of William
Heslerton of Huton, Worcestershire, gent., generally ; fine, 20s.
William Woode, late of New Inn, gent., second son of Thomas
Woode of Kelnwick, Worcestershire, gent., generally ; fine, 20s.

22 Feb. Thomas Bales, late of New Inn, gent., son and heir
of John Bales of Wilby, Suffolk, gent., generally; fine, 20s.

23 Feb. Andrew Hurde, late fellow of New Inn, gent., son and
heir of Andrew Hurde of Longe Sutton, Somerset, generally ;
fine, 20s. 24 Feb. Thomas Cassey, late of New Inn, gent.,
son and heir of Henry Cassey of Whittfild, Gloucestershire,
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Fletewood, late of New Inn, gent., fifth son of Thomas
Fletewood of Le Vache, Bucks, esq., generally; fine, 20s.
25 March, 1577. William Dale, late of Lyons Inne, gent.,
son and heir of Henry Dale of Yelton, Somerset, gent.,
generally; fine, 30^. 16 April. William Bery, late of

New Inn, gent., son and heir of Edmund Bery of Barton,
Warwickshire, gent., generally; fine, 205. 17 April.

Thomas Potter, late of New Inn, gent., second son of Thomas
Potter of Brodhembury, Devon, gent., generally; fine, 205.
19 April. John Crooke, late of New Inn, gent., son and
heir of John Crooke of Southampton, generally; fine, 205.
3 May, 1577. Mr. Thomas Potter, gent., to Mr. Chappell's
chamber on Mr. GosnoUs surrender; fine, 265. 8d. Francis
Fletewood, gent., to Mr. Gybbes' chamber on Mr. Dormer's
surrender; fine, 265. 8d. 5 May. Messrs. Ryvers and

Starape, gents., to the chamber of Mr. Inckpen, deceased,

together with Mr. Ameredyth, Treasurer. Coole,

specially ; fine, 4Z. Copplestone,* late of Lyons Inne,

gent., generally ; fine, 305. Mr. John Semer, late of New

Inn, gent., generally; fine, 205. Tempest, late of

Fumyvalles Inne, gent., generally; fine, 305. Brian

Broughton, late of Clementes Inne, gent., second son of
Thomas Broughton of Broughton, Staffordshire, gent.,
generally ; fine, 305. Mr. Allan Hamme, gent., to Mr.

Tyfien's chamber in place of Mr. Grene, who lost it by dis-
continuance; fine, 4Z. Mr. William, son and heir of Mr.
William Cockes of London, specially; fine, 4/. 10 May.

Francis, son and heir of John Vaughan of Horsley, Surrey,
specially; fine, 41. Stephen Powell to the Lord Chief

Baron's bedchamber (cuiiculum) ; fine, 405.

At a Parliament holden 17 May, 19 Eliz.

Mr. Bowier was chosen Reader for next Autumn.

The following vacationers are fined 205. each for absence from
Mr. Fetyplace's reading last Lent, viz. Messrs. Dudley, Thorne-
huU, Hodges, Rogers, Palmer, PoUarde, Lewkenour, and Boxe.

The increase of the pensions for the payment of debts and the
new Hall is to be continued till the end of Michaelmas term.f

The "fellows of this Fellowship" shall henceforth pay to

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the Steward for devaunte commons Ss. between four and six
o'clock this Saturday on pain of forfeiture of chambers and
putting out of commons, and so every fortnight. Any one
taking his commons or repast without payment first made,
shall be expelled. Unglisk.

All money due to the Steward for commons shall be paid
before Sunday night on pain of losing chambers and being
out of commons, but to pay for commons, till this money be
discharged. English.

Mr. Amerideth, Treasurer, and one of the Masters of the
Bench, shall be admitted to the chamber of Mr. Ingepen,
deceased, gratis.

The three Ancient Butlers shall have either of them a
part of the gathering of the buttery book according to the
old accustomed order, and the two Puny Butlers shall have
the fourth part betwixt them, "that is to say, the three
Ancient Butlers three parts of the buttery book, being in four
parts divided." Unglish.

John Marston, John Amyas, John Cavell, and William
Byrde have built three separate chambers with other build-
ings over the end of Mr. Napper s chamber, whereof one is
assigned to John Marston and John Amyas, the second to
William Byrde, and the third with a gallery to John Cavell.
They shall enjoy these for life; no one shall be admitted
thereto by the Treasurer during their lives, and they shall
not forfeit the said chambers for discontinuance or other
cause. They may assign their interest within half a year
after their deaths to any fellow. If not, the survivor may
do so, and the assignee shall enjoy the same rights.

At a Parliament holden 21 June, 19 Eliz.

Mr. Fenner, who has been chosen Serjeant at the Common
Law by the Queen's letters, may read at his pleasure,, with the
assent of all the Masters of the Common Bench.**^ .

Mr. was chosen Assistant to Mr. Bowier this Autumn.

Mr. Bowier shall begin to read when Mr. Fanner finishes,
until Wednesday in the fourth week.

Messrs. Slade, Morrys, Hemerforde, and Agmundisham are
bound to stand at the Cupboard in person.

Messrs. Ashe, Piende, J. Browne, and Barnes are appointed
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1577] Minutes of Paruament. 217

Mr. Fenner, the Serjeant elect, may call as many as he
pleases to the rank of " le Utter Barre."

Every gentleman of the House shall be bound with two
sureties for the payment of commons to the Treasurer.
If any surety die, a new bond shall be made. The Treasurer
must view the Steward's rolls at the end of every term, and
see them levied and discharged. English.

The ancient diet of the House shall be inviolably kept,
provided always that the Steward provide sweet and whole-
some victual for the company. If his victual be corrupt or
unsavoury, he shall be amerced by the Masters of the Bench
upon complaint by three or four of the " Auncientest " of the
Utter Barre then in commons. English.

Mr. Peryam of the Utter Barre shall be called to sit as an
associate with the Bench.

Admissions: — 1 July, 1577. Mr. Edward Peycocke, gent.,
to the chamber of Mr. Brooke, one of the Masters of " le Utter
Barre " ; fine, 3/. 6s. M. 1 Aug. William, son and heir
of Richard Joliffe of Pulham, Dorset, generally; fine, 30s.
2 Sept. John, son and heir of William Jule of Dowstow, Corn-
wall, generally ; fine, 30s. 5 Sept. Mr. John Bartram to the
inner chamber of Mr. Phetiplace, deceased, with Mr. Christopher
George ; fine, 40s. Mr. Richard Champernowne to Mr. Pheti-
place's outer chamber, lately united to Mr. George's chamber ;
fine, 3/. 6s. M. 12 Sept., 1577. Mr. Antony Gibbes to the
same chamber ; fine, 3/. 6s. M. 28 Nov., 1577. Mr. Antony
Dreden to the chamber of Messrs. Leonard Barker and
Eusebius Isham, in expectancy of Barker ; fine, 40s. 27 June,
19 Eliz., 1577. Mr. Thomas Paget to the same chamber in
Ishaih's place; no fine, because he surrendered his own
chamber, to which Mr. Napper is admitted. 28 June.



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