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for his fine thereof five marks ; and afterwards, that is, on the
28th day of June, in the 20th year of Henry VII., the said
John Muscote received from the foresaid Thomas Langston,
etc.

And that Euddall, who refused the office of Constable of the
Tower at the foresaid feast of Christmas last past, shall pay to
the Company for his fine thereof, 20s. And because he lost
his vacation at the same feast, he shall pay another 20s.
Afterwards at the next Parliament he is pardoned of 20s.
thereof, and paid the other 20s. afterwards into the hands of
William Mordaunt, Treasurer. Therefore let him be quit
thereof.

It was agreed by the Company that Bowryng, Steward for
the aforesaid feast of Christmas last past, shall be allowed by
the Treasurer for the apparels of the same feast, 27s.

Roger Taillard was admitted as member, generally ; but is
pardoned the last Christmas vacation, and let him have the
same allowed to him.

Bukberd is pardoned of 20s. of his fine for the office of
Butler, formerly imposed upon him, for certain considerations
had thereof.

Boyvill forfeited a vacation. Therefore let him pay 20s.
Whereof he paid 13s. 4d. to Thomas More, and is pardoned
the remainder, etc.

Before the Treasurer. — Edmund Hasylwode is admitted
into the chamber of Master Morton, if the said Master
Morton agree thereto. Afterwards, that is, in Easter term in
the 21st year of the said King, the same Morton granted and
agreed to the foresaid admission.

Denham forfeited last Christmas vacation. Therefore let
him pay 20s. Afterwards at the next Parliament, at the
instance of Master Westby and other Masters, he is pardoned
for the same vacation, so that he keep another of that
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1505] Minutes of Parliambnt. 18

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next before the Feast
of the Ascension of Our Lord (1 May), 20 Hen. YII.

Jubbes was chosen for Eeader in the following Autumn
vacation.

Irelond was admitted as member generally, except that, if
he missed any vacation, he should keep another immediately
of the same nature.

Edmund Knyghtley was admitted as member generally.

Bray, of Cornwall, was admitted as member generally,
except that if he missed any vacation, he should keep another
of the same nature.

Master Bray, kinsman of Reginald Bray, knight, was
admitted as member, generally.

Master Toly was admitted as member; and is pardoned
keeping all his vacations, and occup]dng or exercising all and
all manner offices in this house ; and to be in commons and
out of commons at his own liking, for a fine of four marks,
whereof he paid to J. Muscote, Treasurer, 40s. ; 135. 4d.

Master Throgmerton, junior, son of Robert Throgmerton,
knight, was admitted as member ; and is pardoned keeping all
his vacations, and exercising all offices in this house ; and to
be in commons and out of commons at his liking, for a fine of
405. for which the said Robert became surety. Afterwards his
father paid the said 40s. into the hands of William Mordaunt,
Treasurer. Therefore let him be quit.

Benstede was admitted as member, generally.

Denham, at the instance of Master Westby and other
Masters, and certain considerations being adduced, is pardoned
his fine for his lost vacation assessed at the last ParUament.

Ruddall, at his special request, and certain considerations
being adduced, is pardoned 20s., assessed at the last Parlia-
ment.

Master Twyneo was admitted as member, on condition
that he keep all his vacations except Christmas vacation, and
for these, he shall keep another vacation immediately. And
let him be discharged from every office of the place for a
fine of one pipe of good wine. And he is admitted into the
chamber of Master Elyot with Master Thomas Empson.
And the same Master Twyneo shall be allowed to reside in
the inn or house called '* Le Newe Inn,'* and to be a fellow



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commoner, and continue there until he considers himself,
from his study of the law of the land of England, to be
capable and sound in knowledge. And that he meanwhile
shall not be bound by the constitutions,* decrees, laws or
rules of this House or Inn, or be in the least compelled to obey
them, until the same Twyneo obtains possession of his admis-
sion into this Inn as fellow commoner in the same, in reality,
his foresaid admission above specified in any wise notwith-
standing.



At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next after the Feast of
the Apostles Peter and Paul (1 July), 20 Hen. YII.

Master Troute was admitted as member, generally.

Master Brok junior was admitted as member generally,
except that he is pardoned one Christmas vacation, and is to
keep another.

Master Vyvyan was admitted as member, generally.

Master Stokes was admitted as member, generally.

Master Eichard Druell was admitted as member, on condi-
tion that he keep all his vacations except Christmas vacations,
and keep in their stead other vacations immediately. And let
him be discharged from every office of the place for a fine of
20s. which he paid to John Muscote, Treasurer. Therefore let
the foresaid Eichard be quit thereof.

John Castell was admitted as member, and is pardoned
keeping all his vacations, and exercising or occupjang all
offices in this house ; and to be in commons and out of
commons at his liking and pleasure, for a fine of 40s. Whereof
he paid to Wilham Mordaunt on the 12th June, the 22nd year,t
6s. 8d., and afterwards to Thomas More, 6s. 8d.

Master Fitzhugh was admitted as member, generally, except
that he is pardoned one Christmas vacation, etc.

WilUam Lane was admitted as member, and is pardoned
keeping all his vacations, and exercising or occupying all offices
in this house ; and to be in commons and out of commons at
his liking and pleasure, for a fine of 40s. Afterwards he paid
the same 40s. to John Muscote, Treasurer.

** CotisiitucioniSj error for " coTtstUutiofubus."
t Amio xij, die Jum'i jrxij., in MS.



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1505] Minutes of Parliament. 15



At a Parliament holden on Monday, on * the Day of Com-
memoration of Souls (3 NoY.), 21 Hen. YII.

William Wilmere was chosen for Eeader in the next Lent
vacation.

Master NichoUes was chosen to exercise the office of Steward
at the next Christmas vacation ; and if he refuse, then Mr.
Wode, and if, etc., then Aspland ; and if, etc., then Pegge.

Nayler was chosen to exercise the office of Marshal for the
foresaid feast, etc. ; and if, etc.

Joynour was chosen to exercise the office of Butler for the
same feast ; and if, etc., then Draper, etc.

Tredennek was chosen to exercise the office of Constable of
the Tower at the said feast t; and if, etc., then Serjaunt;
and if, etc., then Payn, etc.

Broun of Somerset, Aleyn of Essex and Vowell, were chosen
to the office of Masters of the Bevels.

Larder is pardoned the Christmas vacation next before,} so
that he keep another of the same feast.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday, the Feast of St.
Katherine the Virgin (25 Nov.), 21 Hen. YII.

Master Clyfford was chosen to the office of Marshal for the
feast of Christmas next following, in consideration of the
poverty of Nayler; and if, etc., then Turges ; and if, etc.,
then Boughton.

Denham, Lychfeld and Bray, were chosen to the office of
Master of the Bevels, on account of lawful excuses of the
others allowed by the Company.

Leonard Morgan was admitted as member, generally, except
that if he miss any vacation, he shall keep another of the
same nature, then next following.

John Chainnes was admitted as member, and is pardoned
keeping all his vacations, and exercising or occupying all offices
in this house ; and to be in commons and out of commons at
his liking and pleasure, for a fine of 265. 8d., which he after-
wards paid to John Muscote, Treasurer.

^ i«, MS. This must be an error for post, as All Souls Day was on
Sunday in 1505.

t Qfficium, MS. J Ante, MS.



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At a Parliament holden on Taesday, the Morrow of the
Poriflcation of the Blessed Mary (3 Feb.), 21 Hen. YII.

It was agreed by the Company, because the vacation at the
feast of Christmas last past for divers causes was pardoned and
released, so that none of the same Company were obliged or
held to keep that vacation, that there shall be allowed to each
servant of this Inn, for his commons of each week for the
time of the said feast, 14^., and for fuel, 4^. 8(2., and for a
harper, 65. 8d., etc.

Master Lentall was admitted as member, generally.

Master Fyssher was admitted as member, and is pardoned
keeping all his vacations, and exercising or occupying all offices
in this house ; and to be in commons and out of commons, at
his liking and pleasure, for one ** hoggeshed " of good wine,
delivered for the following vacation.

Master Dunhold was admitted as member, generally, except
that if he make default in any Christmas vacation, that he
shall keep another vacation of learning.



At a Parliament holden on Friday, the Morrow of the
Ascension of the Lord (22 May), 21 Hen. YII.

Master More of Hampshire* was chosen for Reader in the
following autumn vacation ; but that vacation was not held on
account of the unhealthy air, and the death of the butlers,
the cook, and divers others. Therefore he was chosen for next
Lent, and read then.

Pemberton and Mountague were admitted as members,
generally.



At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next after the Feast of
St. Peter (4 Aug.), 21 Hen. YII.

Master William Mordaunt was chosen to the office of
Treasurer for the following year.

Master George Twysell was admitted as member, generally,
except that if he miss any vacation, on account of illness or

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1506] Minutes of Pabliambnt. 17

any other necessary business, both himself or his friend, that
he shall keep another vacation of the same nature.

Master Jubbis and Master Portman are appointed Auditors
of John Muscote, the last Treasurer for two years.

At a Parliament holden on the day of the Commemoration of
Souls (2 NoY.), 22 Hen. YII. Mordauit, Treasurer.

Master More, of Hampshire,* was chosen for Eeader in the
Lent vacation next following, and afterwards read in the same
vacation.

Master Nicols was chosen to the office of Steward for the
feast of Christmas next following ; and before that feast was
discharged by the Company from exercising that office at that
feast, on account of the unhealthy air, and other causes moving
the Company.

Master Clyflford was chosen Marshal for the foresaid feast.

Master Jenour was chosen to the office of Butler for the
foresaid feast.

Master Sergeaunt was chosen to the office of Constable of
the Tower ; and if, etc., then Broun of Somerset ; and if, etc.,
then Chaunterell.

Denham, Lychefeld and Bray of Cornwall, were chosen to
the office of Masters of the Bevels.

It was agreed that Master Broke and the Treasurer should
speak with the Prior of St. John'p for having a necessary way
through the great gate to the garden.

At a Parliament holden on Wednesday, the Feast of
St Katherine (26 Nov.), 22 Hen. YII.

Eobert Moreton was admitted as member, generally, to the
Clerks* commons. But if he lose one vacation for a reasonable
cause, he shall keep the next vacation of the same nature
under a penalty.f

George Morgan was admitted as member to the Masters'
commons, and is pardoned all offices and his vacations; and
he is not bound to be in commons, except at his liking, for
a fine of one pipe of wine by the hands of Master Bowryng,
whereof he paid one "hoggeshed" at the time when Master

^ Suth%MS. t Stfperperindo.MS.

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More read, in the time of Lent, then next; and another
*' hoggeshed " thereof he paid in Autumn, when Bowryng read.
Therefore, let the same Gregory {sic) be quit thereof.

It was agreed that no Company * be bound to keep Christmas
vacation next, except at their pleasure, and if they wish to
keep it at their own will, but to those who hold or keep it, let
it be allowed to them for a vacation ; but if they do not do so,
let no penalty follow therefor. And further, it is agreed that
all officers lately chosen for that vacation, shall be discharged
from the exercise of their offices for that next vacation ; and
that the Treasurer speak for the Harper and agree with him for
his salary ; and that there be allowed to the same Company for
coal for the time of Christmas, 5s. ; and that there be allowed
to each mess, four at a mess, for each of the four principal
days within that time, 16d., and to each of the six servants for
three weeks at Christmas, viz., for each week, lid,

Gelbert (sic) Topclyff was admitted as member, on condition
that if he lose one Christmas vacation, he shall keep another
vacation for the same.

At a Parliament holden on the morrow of the Porifloation of
the Blessed Mary (3 Feb.), 22 Hen. YIL

It was agreed that the Harper shall be allowed 13s. 4d.,
according to the agreement made thereof between him and the
Treasurer ; wherefore it was paid to him.

It was agreed that allowance shall be made to the Steward for
his commons, as was agreed at the last Parliament, that it
should be made to each of the other six servants. And that
as well his conmions as the commons and all other charges
considered in the last Parliament for Christmas, shall be paid
out of the Treasury.

It was agreed that the Treasurer shall buy dishes necessary
for the kitchen and deliver them to the cook by indenture.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next before the Feast of
the Ascension of the Lord (11 May), 22 Hen. YIL

Bowryng was chosen as Keader for the next Autumn
vacation, and read then.

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1507] Minutes of Parliament. 19

After the foresaid Parliament, viz., on Sunday before the
Feast of Whitsunday, John Ivys was admitted to the Clerks*
commons, generally, in the Hall.



At a Parliament holden on ThuPBday, 8 July, 22 Hen. ¥11.

William Mordaunt again took upon himself the office of
Treasurer for the following year, at the instance of the
Company.

The admission of John Ivys is confirmed at this Parliament.

It was agreed that Eichard Barwys shall be discharged of all
manner arrears owed before this present Parliament for a fine
of 305. which he paid afterwards to the hands of William
Mordaunt, Treasurer; and he is quit up to the same
Parliament.

It was agreed that Colt shall be discharged from all arrears
of payments and subsidies, and of Serjeants' rolls up to this
present Parliament, for a fine of 20^., which he afterwards paid
to the hands of William Mordaunt, Treasurer, viz., 135. 4i.,
whereof delivered to the same William by John Muscote, last
Treasurer, 6$. 8d. by the hands of the same John Colt.

It was agreed also at the foresaid ParUament that there shall
be paid to '* le wexchaundler " 26s. 4d. of the arrears due to
him out of the Treasury, if it can be paid thence. Afterwards
the foresaid William Mordaunt, Treasurer, paid to the hands
of John Almond, servant of the same " wexchaundeler," viz.,
William Grey, the foresaid 265. 4d. Therefore let him be
quit thereof.

It was agreed, further, that Walter de le Horn shall have
from the Treasiuy for all the arrears due to him for services
rendered in the Inn of the Middle Temple before the Feast of
St. Michael the Archangel in the 20th year of the reign of
Bang Henry VII., 4Z. Afterwards at the mere motion of the
said Walter and with his consent and desire, William Mordaunt,
the Treasurer, paid to the same Walter the said 4Z. in ready
money out of the foresaid Treasury for the foresaid arrears,
which the same Walter received. Ajid let him be quit thereof,
as appears by his bill, which is filed.



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At a Parliament holden on Tuesday, the day of Souls
(2 Not.), 23 Hen. ¥11.

Fitz James, junior, was chosen for Reader in the time of
Lent, next coming. And he read fully.

Nicols was chosen to the office of Steward, for Christmas
next coming. And he then occupied that office.

Cljrfford was chosen to the office of Marshal, who occupied
that office.

Jenour was chosen to the office of Butler again, but he did
not occupy it then, by reason of illness, as he asserted.

Denham, Lychefeld and Bray, Masters of the Eevels, who
occupied that office.

Sergeaunt was chosen to the office of Constable of the
Tower ; and in his default, then Broun of Somerset ; and in
his default, then Chaunterell. Subsequently Chaunterell, in
default of the foresaid Sergeaunt and Broun, occupied the
foresaid office.

Danyell was admitted as member to the Clerks' commons,
on condition that if he lose one vacation, he shall keep another,
the next of the same nature ; and that the Autumn vacation
last past, in which he was vacationer, shall stand for one of
his vacations.

Maurice was admitted as member to the Clerks* commons,
and at his instance it was granted that the Autumn vacation
last past, in which he was vacationer, shall be allowed to him
for one of his vacations.

Scalby was admitted as member, and is pardoned all the
charges of the house, except pensions,* subsidies, and Serjeants'
rolls; and that he shall be in commons and out 'of conmions
at his liking, for one ** hoggeshed " of wine, and for one buck,
which he paid in the last Autimm vacation.

At the foresaid Parhament, the Fellowship of the Middle
iTemple exhibited in full Parliament, a certain bill, the tenor
whereof follows in these words : " The holye body of the
Company of the Middel Temple, prayyng the Masters and
Eulers of the same, that the continuanz, relyeff and encrese of
lemyng hereafter to be had and kept in the same place, it
may plese them that certen ordinauncez may be auctorised,

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1507] Minutes of Parliament. 21

establisshid and enacted after the maner and forme as here
ensueth.

. ** First, that yerely at Hyllary terme the Eeader for Somer
vacacion then next folowyng be chosyn, and that immediatly
after his eleccion, he be taken and admitted for a Bencher, but
his name to be called Keder shal not begynne tyll the fest of
the Ascencion than next folowyng ; and that at the Lent next
folowyng his eleccion, he be personally assistent to the Eeder
duryng the seid Lent vacacion, uppon payn of fyve marke.
Item, that he that hath redde his fyrst redyng, shalbe per-
sonally assistamit to the Eeder in the Lent next folowjmg but
oone after his seid fyrst redyng, uppon peyn of c.s. And yf
it fortune that any Lent vacacion, that any person that hath
red shuld be assistant in, to be hereafter adiorned because
of sekenes or otherwyse, that then he that at that t}m(ie shuld
be assistent, shal be personally assistaunt at any other
vacacion when he shall therto be appoynted by the Company,
uppon the seyd peyn of c.s.

** Item, that the eldest Eeder after the order of the Hows
that is no Knyght nor Baron of the Kynges Escheker, and
that is not above the age of Ix. yeres, nor noo Justice of
Ireland, shal by order oone after another yerely as ther course
shall fall, be assistaunt personally to the Eeder that shalbe in
Somer vacacion, uppon peyn of x. marke. Also if it fortune
any Somer vacacion hereafter to be adiorned by cause of
sykenes or other wyse, or that a seriant rede for his forme
in a Somer vacacion, so that ther cannot be any assistaunt
growyng for the Lent Twelmoneth then next folowyng, or
if it fortune any man that by the rules aforeseid* shuld at any
vacacion be an assistaunt to any Eeder for the t3mQie beyng,
to dye before the vacacion that he shuld be assistaunt in;
that than an assistaunt to aryy Eeder for the tyme beyng to
dye before the vacacion^ shalbe elected and assigned by the
Company for that vacacion that shalbe lykely so to be
disapoynted, and that he so elected shalbe personally
assistaunt accordyng to the seyd eleccion, uppon peyn of
X. marke."

Which petition having been often read and fully understood,



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this answer was given to the same petition :* " To this they
are agreed, unless it be otherwise determined at the next
Parliament." At which Parliament, held on the morrow of St.
Andrew then next following, nothing was said against the said
Act ; therefore the same Act remains in force for ever, etc.

It was agreed that the Servants' commons for six weeks,
viz., from Saturday next after the feast of St. Bartholomew,
in the 23rd year of the reign of King Henry VII., until
Sunday, the 10th day of October next following, viz., for each of
the same servants for each week, in which they were staying and
residing within the Inn, 14d. shall be placed among ** Apparelles*'
in the Book of Commons, viz., for the first week, Warner,
Toller, Hill, Cressy, Fauconer, Davy and Grey. Second
week : Toller, Hill, Cressy, Faukener, Davy and Grey. And
for the third week, for the same six. For the fourth week :
Toller, Hill, Faukener, Davy and Grey. For the fifth week :
Toller, Hill, Cressy, Faukener, Davy and Grey. For the
sixth week, for the same six ; and for Warner, the same
week, half commons ; and for repast, 2d. ; which amounts
to 4t28, 9d. And that those who ought to keep their vacations,
should not suffer loss because they were out of commons in the
weeks next after the foresaid feast of St. Bartholomew because,
in consequence of the death of Eoger Taillard of the plague on
Thursday} after the said feast of St. Bartholomew, the
whole Company withdrew separately and departed from
the Inn.

At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of St. Andrew
(1 Dec), 23 Hen. YIL

Gower was chosen to the oflBice of Butler, for the time of
Christmas next coming, in default of Jenour and Draper.
Afterwards the same Jenour and Draper refused that office for
this time, and Gower occupied it.

Master Applyerd was admitted as member generally, at the
instance of Master Thomas Empson.

Master Benstede is assigned as successor J in Master Westby's
chamber, at the instance of the same Master Westby, with
him.

^ From here to the end of the paragraph is in French.

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1508] Minutes of Parliament. 23

At a Parliament holden on Monday next after the Purification
of the Bleseed Mary (7 Feb.), 23 Hen. YIL

Master Nicols was named to be Eeader in next Autumn, so
that he may be assistant to the Header next Lent, according to
the form of the Act lately enacted thereon.

Master Jubbes was chosen to be Assistant in next Lent,
and he agreed to this, and was Assistant in the same Lent
vacation according to the form of the foresaid Act.

It was granted that there shall be allowed to Master Nicols,
late Steward at the feast of Christmas last past, 35s. for
apparells for his time, certain causes moving the court.
Which William Mordaunt, Treasurer, afterwards paid to the
same Steward. Therefore let him be quit thereof.

Master More, junior, of Devonshire, was admitted as
member, generally.

Master Aysshford was admitted as member, generally,
except that if he lose one vacation only of his vacations, he
shall keep the next of the same nature in its stead.

Upon Sergeant, for a fine because he did not occupy the
office of Constable of the Tower at the feast of Christmas last
past, as he was chosen, 40s.

Upon Broun of Somerset, for a fine for a similar offence, 40«.
Whereof he paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, 10s., and he is
pardoned of the remainder by the Society. So he is quit.

It was agreed for certain causes moving the Company, at
the special request of Eichard lUyngworth, that the same
Richard should have this liberty, to be out of commons at
his liking for the future, except in the weeks of Christmas,
All Saints and the Purification of the Blessed Mary, for a
fine of 10s. Which he afterwards paid to the hands of William
Mordaunt, Treasurer.

At a Parliament holden on Friday next before the Feast of
the Ascension of the Lord (26 May), 23 Hen. YII.

Nicolls was chosen for Eeader for the next Autumn
vacation.

Master Smyth was chosen for Assistant to the same Beader
for the same vacation. And if he failed for any [reasonable]
cause, or refused, then Master Broke was chosen in his default,
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It was agreed that William Pekke, "peuterer/' shall be
paid for the dishes which William Cokke had from him, and



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