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which the same Cook left to the house after his death ; which
weighed 81Z6. Afterwards 23s. 4d. was paid to the executrix
of the same William, viz., to Katherine, his wife. And he is
quit thereof, by the hands of William Mordaunt, Treasurer.

Master Dygby was admitted as member, generally.

Master Inglefeld, junior, was admitted as member, generally ;
but if he lose one Christmas vacation, he shall keep another
vacation instead thereof.

Master Andrewes was admitted as member, on condition
that if he lose any Christmas vac^ition, then he shall keep
another vacation therefor ; and that he shall not be charged to
take upon himself any oflBice within the Inn, for three years
next after his admission. And for having these liberties, he
ought to pay, as his own offering, 26s. 8d. "SiMiereof* the
same Andrewes paid at Trinity, 1 Hen. VIII., by the hands
of George Nicols to William Mordaimt, Treasurer, 10s. And
the same Andreas paid to John Fitz James another 10s. by
the hands of George Nicols, at Michaelmas, 1 Hen. VIII.
Also, the same Andreas paid to John Fitz James, junior,
Treasurer, on the 8th day of February, in the 1st year of
PenryVIIL, 6s. 8d.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next before the Feast
of St. Thomas (4 July), 23 Hen. YII.

William Mordaunt, at the special request of the Company,
again took upon himself to be Treasurer for the next year
following.

Toplyff, junior, was admitted as expectant on his father, in
the chamber of his same father, until he is removed to the
Masters* commons.



At a Parliament holden on Souls Day (2 Nov.),
24 Hen. YIL

Nicols was chosen as Eeader for the vacation in Lent next
to come. And he read then and not before.

^ The latter part of this entry is in the same hand as the former, and
shows no signs of having been added subsequently. This shows that the
whole of it was copied after 1 Hen. viij. See also an entry on p. 27.



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1508] Minutes of Parliament. 25

Portman was chosen to the office of Steward for the time of
Christmas next to come. And he then occupied that office.*

Turges was chosen Marshal for the same time of Christmas ;
and in his default, then Boughton was chosen to the same
office ; and in his default, Master Edmund Bray. And because
Turges and Boughton would not occupy that office, the
foresaid Bray occupied it.

Draper was chosen to the office of Butler for the foresaid
feast of Christmas next coming, on pain of 100s.; and in his
default, Jenour; and in his default, Denham. But Draper
occupied it.

Pemberton, Morton, junior, and Knyghtley, junior. Masters
of the Bevels.

Morgan, Constable of the Tower ; and in his default, Twysell ;
and in his default, Ireland. And Morgan occupied it.

It was agreed that allowance shall be made to Master
Patsale for divers expenses incurred by him in the time of the
last Autumn vacation, when the chambers of Master Nicols
and others were burned, as appears by his bill shown, 7s, 8d. ;
and for mending of ** le posteme gate,'* 16d. ; and for hiring
two horses to ride to Master Emson, at the Company*s request,
to have his advice about the building of William Arowsmyth
within the great gate, which is a nuisance, viz. : for eight days,
8$. lOd., and for costs of himself and his man for the same
eight days at 20d. a day, 13s. 4rf., by the Treasurer. Whereof
the same John Pasale received by the hands of the Treasurer,
William Mordaunt, 20s.

Master Bolles of Seynt Johnes was admitted as member to
the Masters' commons ; and he is pardoned all his vacations
and all offices ; and he shall be in commons or out of
commons, at his liking, for a fine of 33s. 4d. By Master
Richard Bray. Whereof afterwards he paid to the hands of
William Mordaunt, Treasurer, 13s. 4d.

At a Parliament holden on Monday, i Dec, 24 Hen. YII.

Knyghtley, senior, was chosen Marshal for Christmas next ;
in default, Turges, Boughton and Bray; and in default,
Knyghtley. Sydenham was chosen to the. same office.

^ " Legit tunc et nmi ante,'' was written instead of the last sentence, and
stmck out.



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Richard Knyghtley and Edmund Mervyn were admitted into
the chamber in which John Mervyn lately lay, and in which
Henry Harman lay before that, by authority of the Parliament.

Master Waldegrave is pardoned of all arrears, pensions and
subsidies due before the feast of St. Michael last past, for
13s. 4d. paid to William Mordaimt, Treasurer, because he
gave his word that he paid his arrears at another time. And
then be removed himself out of the Fellowship, because he
could not have his chamber already assigned to him ; and
because * he promised to pay his pensions in future.

At a Parliament holden on Monday next after the Feast of
the Purification (d Feb.), 24 Hen. YIL

Thomas Hall of Huntingdon is admitted to the Masters'
commons, and is pardoned exercising all ofl&ces, and keeping all
vacations ; and that he shall not be bound to be in conmaons
except at his pleasure, for a fine of 4 marks, at the instance of
William Mordaunt, Treasurer. Afterwards the same Thomas
paid to the foresaid William Mordaunt at two times, the fore-
said 4 marks. Therefore let the same Thomas be quit thereof.

Edward Warner was admitted as member, generally ; and if
he miss any vacation, he shall keep the next of the same
nature. And he is pardoned the oflBice of Master of the Revels.

Let Richard Gray have liberty to be in commons and out of
commons at his liking, for a fine of 33«. 4d., which he paid
into the hands of William Mordaimt, Treasurer. Therefore
let the same Richard be quit thereof.

Humfrey Thorell is pardoned all offices, pensions, and all
other arrears and debts up to the feast of Christmas, in the
foresaid 24th year, for a fine of 4 marks paid into the hands of
William Mordaunt, Treasurer.

It was agreed that there shall be allowed out of the Treasmry
to Master Portman, 31s. 2d, for apparels at the time of
Christmas last past, when he was Steward; which William
Mordaunt, Treasurer, afterwards paid, etc. Therefore quit,
etc.

Master Portman was nominated Reader for next Autumn
vacation. And he read then.

Master More of H. was chosen for Assistant in Lent vacation

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1509] Minutes of Paeliament. 27

next. And it was agreed that Master Bowrjmg shall be put off
until Lent then next following.

Turges, because he refused and did not occupy the ofl&ce of
Marshal in the time of Christmas last past, therefore let a
fine be imposed upon him up to 100s. Whereof he paid into
the hands of John Fitz James, then Treasurer, 3Z. 6s. 8rf.

Boughton is fined for a similar reason up to 100s.

Edward Bray was admitted generally ; and let last Christmas
vacation, which he kept, be allowed to him for one vacation,
his first.

WiUiam Mordaunt, Treasurer, has power given to him at
this Parliament to compound with those who are in arrears
for fines at the discretion of the same William, while he is
Treasurer.

Master Broket was admitted generally, by Master WilHam
Benstede.

After the foresaid Parliament, Thomas Leventhorp, son of
John Leventhrop, was admitted as member, and is pardoned
all ofl&ces of the house for a fine of 20s. 8d. by Master WilUam
Benstede. Whereof afterwards he paid into the hands of
WilUam Mordaunt, Treasurer, 13s. 4d., and afterwards on the
6th day of May, in the fifth year of Henry VIII., he paid to
the Treasurer, More then being Treasurer, 13s. 4d.

Reginald Morgan was assigned by the Treasurer after the said
Parliament to the upper * chamber, where Oliver Wode lately
lay. And because that admission was after term, therefore
Master NichoUes, Eeader elect, said that this pertainedf to
him, to assign him, and to the Treasurer, equally, which is
to be referred to the next Parliament.

" Memorandum, that it was agreed at the Cupbord in the
Hall, xj. die Februarii, anno xxiiij". Henrici vij. by Master
Broke, Master Jubbys, Master NicoUes, reder, that Maister
Andrewes at his desire shulde be pardoned of all maner of
vacacions and of all maner of ofl&cez, the office of Marshall
oonly except, for the counte of xl.s., over and besyde xxvj.s.
viij.d. that he shuld pay at his fyrst admittaunce, so that in
the hole he must pay for the seyd libertez, v. markes, to be
payed in Ester terme next comyng."

Whereof John Fitz James, Treasurer, received by the hands

=» Alta, MS.

t Pertunr, MS. ; no doubt an error for ^^ pertinety



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of Master Wattes, on the first day of February, in the first year
of Henry VIII., 40s.

William Gressy was chosen Steward for the year, on con-
dition that he find security to discharge the house, as far as
belongs to that office.

Koger Tusser was admitted Chief Butler.



At a Parliament holden on the day* the Feast of the
Ascension of Our Lord (May), 1 Hen. YIIL .

Master Portman was chosen as Reader for the Autumn
vacation next coming. And he read in that vacation.

Master Smyth was named to be Assistant to the foresaid
Reader in the foresaid vacation, who said that he was 64 years
of age, which allegation is allowed according to the Act
lately enacted thereon. Wherefore Master Broke is named
Assistant for the foresaid vacation.

It was agreed that the admission of Reginald Morgan made
by the Treasurer into the upper chamber where Oliver Wode
lay, is confirmed as a valid admission by the Treasurer, not-
vrithstanding the question lately raised thereon between the
Treasurer himself and Master NichoUes, late Reader.

Master Lovett was admitted to the Masters* commons, and
is pardoned all offices and vacations ; and to be in commons
and out of commons, at his liking, for a fine of 335. 4d. by the
hands of John Muscote.

The new building where Arowsmith dwelt, within the
great gate, is wholly granted to John Mordaunt, rent 335. 4d,
a year, so that he choose one companion for himself, at his
pleasure.

John Welssh was admitted to the Masters' commons, as
member, and is pardoned all offices and vacations ; and to be
in commons and out of commons, at his liking, for a fine of one
" hoggeshed '* of Gascon wine, and one male deer, by the
hands of Thomas Poyntz and Thomas Matston.

Nicholas Hardyng and Edmund Knyghtley were admitted
by the Treasurer into the chamber in which John Wylmer
lately lay, over ** le Cloyster.'*



^ There is a space here, left to be filled with the day of the week, and
the word post or ante. Ascension Day was 17 May in 1609.



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It was agreed at this Parliament, for certain causes moving
the Company, that William Boughton shall be pardoned and
let off 33s. 4d. of his fine upon him set in the last ParUament
for not occupying the office of Marshal, and that he shall
therefore pay only 5 marks ; which the same William after-
wards paid into the hands of WiUiam Mordaunt, Treasurer.
Therefore let the said William Boughton be quit of those
o marks, etc.



At a Parliament holden on Tuesday, 3 July, 1 Hen. YIII.

Master Fitz James, junior, was chosen for the office of
Treasurer, for the following year.

Bele is pardoned all his arrears, at the instance of Master
Druell, for a fine of 26s. 8d. to be paid in Michaelmas term
next, by the hands of the same Master Druell ; which he paid
into the hands of John Fitz James, junior, on the 18th day of
November, in the foresaid year.

Master Bowryng and Master Seynt Jermyn are appointed
auditors of William Mordaunt, late Treasurer for the three
years last past.



At a Parliament holden on the Feast of Souls
(2 NoY.), 1 Hen. YIII.

Jubbys was chosen as Reader for the Lent vacation next
coming. And he read then for a second reading.

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

Brent was chosen Marshal for the same time of Christmas ;
and in his default Poulet was chosen to the same office ; and
in his default, Knyghtley, senior, was chosen to the same
office. And because they all refused to occupy that office,
Melton occupied it.

Jenour was chosen to the office of Butler for the foresaid
feast of Christmas; and in his default, Denham; and in his
default, Bray. And Jenour refused to occupy that office.
Denham occupied it.

Skem, Larder and Benstede were chosen Masters of the
Revels ; and in their default or that of any one of them,



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Spencer, Lenthall and Bray, junior. Both Benstede and Bray,
junior, occupied that office, and all the others refused.

Trowte was chosen Constable of the Tower; and in his
default, Twysill; and in his default, Dygby. And because
Trowte refused that office, Twysill occupied it.

Master Jubbes was chosen as Reader for the vacation in
next Lent. And he read then.

Bowryng was named for Assistant in the vacation in next
Lent. And he occupied it according to an ordinance of the
whole Company at a Parliament held on Monday next after
the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Mary, in the
24th year of the reign of King Henry VII.

Bray of Cornwall, was admitted by Fitz James, then
Treasurer, into the chamber late belonging to Richard Empson,
knight, in consideration that he of his good will, at the cost of
the Lord of Seynt Johns, repaired the conduit of water as far
as ** le Cloyster," which of old was used to be done at the cost
of the said lord.

At a Parliament holden in the Middle Temple on the Morrow
of the Poriflcation of the Bleseed Virgin Mary (3 Feb.),
1 Hen. YIIL

Wellys was named Reader for the next Autumn vacation.

And Master Vavesour is named for Assistant in that vacation
according to an ordinance by authority of Parliament. And
he occupied it ; but Master Broke then read because he was
named to be Serjeant-at-law,

It was agreed that 355. shall be allowed to Welles, the
Steward for the time of Christmas last past, for apparels at the
same time, and 6«. 8d, for reward given to the players,* which
they received from John Fitz James, junior, then Treasurer.

Also, there was granted to Benstede and Bray, Masters of
the Revels for the foresaid time; 8«. 8d. for their allowance
towards the cost of swansf given by them at the foresaid time,
in consideration that there were no more in that office, but all
the others refused. And also it was agreed that there shall be
allowed to them 17s. id. in part payment of the salary of the
minstrels at the aforesaid time, which they received from the
foresaid Treasurer.

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1510] Minutes of Parliament. 31

It was considered by the whole Company, that because
Brent, Poulet, and Knyghtley, senior, refused to occupy the
office of Marshal at the time of Christmas last past, the fine
of old time used should be set upon them for such contempt ;
but on each of them, IOO5.

It was considered also at the same Parliament that because
Skem, Larder, Spenser, and Lenthall refused to occupy the
office of Master of the Eevels at the said feast of Christmas,
the penalty of old time used in such case, should be set upon
them, viz., on each of them 405. For divers considerations
moving the Company, Mr. Larder is pardoned of 20s. And he
paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, 20s., and he is quit.

It was considered further at the same Parliament, that
because Trowte refused to occupy the office of Constable of the
Tower at the said feast of Christmas, the penalty of old time
used in such case should be set upon him, viz., 40s.

Also, it was considered that because Jenour refused to
occupy the office of Butler at the said feast of Christmas, the
penalty of old time used in such case, should be set upon him,
viz., 5 marks. Of which he paid to Fitz James, Treasurer,
20s. And to Thomas More, Treasurer.*

William Ovedale, knight, was admitted as member, and is
pardoned all offices and all vacations ; and has liberty to be in
commons and out of commons at his own liking, for a fine of
20s. at the instance of Master Inglefeld, senior. And he paid
the foresaid fine into the hands of John Fitz James, then
Treasurer.

Master Lyngham was admitted as member at the same
Parliament, and is pardoned all offices and vacations ; and has
liberty to be in commons and out of commons, at his own
liking,t for a fine of 20s. at the instance of the said Master
Inglefeld.

Master Lucy was admitted as member at the same Parlia-
ment, and is pardoned all offices and vacations ; and has leave
to be in commons and out of commons at his own liking, for
a fine of 26s. 8(Z., at the instance of Thomas Empson. Which
fine he paid into the hands of John Fitz James, then
Treasurer.



® The sum is not inserted.

t Libertatem, MS, ; error for " Ubitum.'*



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At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of the Ascension of
the Lord (10 May), 2 Hen. YIIL

It was considered by the whole Company, because Master
Broke, named to be Eeader,* was a Serjeant-at-law, and was
junior to Master Palmes, senior, that the said Master Broke
should be Eeader for the Autumn vacation then next coming.
And he then read.

And Welles, who was chosen to be Reader in last Parlia-
ment, but he should not have the name of Reader until this
Parliament, according to an ordinance lately enacted, is
continued in his reading until Lent vacation.

At the same Parliament Nayler was admitted generally to
the Clerks' commons.

At a Parliament holden on Wednesday, i July, 2 Hen. YIII.

John Fitz James, at the special instance of the whole
Company, again took upon himself to be Treasurer for the year
next following.

Conysby was admitted generally to the Clerks* commons, at
the instance of his father, one of the Justices for Pleas to be
held before the King (King's Bench).

Bowghton, junior, was admitted to the Clerks' commons ; at
the instance of Seynt Jermyn, he is pardoned one Christmas
vacation.

Lancelot Forer' was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and
for divers considerations is pardoned the office of Master of
the Revels.

Burgeyn was admitted as member and is pardoned all offices
and vacations ; and has liberty to be in commons and out of
commons at his own liking for a fine of 26s. 8d.

Plomner was admitted as member, and is pardoned all offices
and vacations for a fine of 13s. id, which he paid into the
hands of Fitz James, then Treasurer. And thus he is quit
thereof.

It was agreed at this Parliament for certain causes moving
the Company, that Knyghtley, senior, be pardoned 33s. 4td.
part of his fine set upon him at the last Parliament

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according to the ancient custom,* because he refused to occupy
the office of Marshal at the time of Christmas last past, and
that he should pay 5 marks. Whereof he paid 4 marks to the
hands of Fitz James, then Treasurer.

It was agreed further at the same Parliament, that Scalby
be pardoned 6s. 8d. part of his fine because he was absent in
the time of Lent vacation last past ; and that he shall pay
ISs. 4td, ; which he paid into the hands of Fitz James, then
Treasurer. And thus he is quit.

Memorandum, that John Fitz James, Treasurer, received of
John Brent, on the 20th day of October, in the second year of
Henry VIII. 100s. for his fine set upon him because he refused
to occupy the office of Marshal, at the time of Christmas,
in the 1st year of Henry VIII.



At a Parliament holden 7 Nov., 2 Hen. YIIL

A certain subsidy was granted by all the Company, of
3s, 4td. upon each member, for a reward to Master Palmes,
senior, and Master Broke, who were named to be Serjeants-at-
law, and this Michaelmas term they were created. And in
the same Parliament, there were chosen officers for the feast
of the said Serjeants-at-law, viz., ** Marcialles, Siurveyourz,
Sewers, Conveyourz, and Comptrollers," each according to his
order, as, etc.

Welles was chosen for Eeader for Lent vacation next coming,
in consideration that he was chosen Header for the Autumn
vacation last past, but Mr. Broke read then, because he was
named to be Serjeant-at-law. And Welles read in that Lent
vacation.

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

Palmer was chosen Marshal for the same time, and in his
default, Eton ; and in his default, Morton, junior. And because
Palmer and Eton refused that office, Morton, junior, occupied it.

Bray of Cornwall was chosen to the office of Butler for the
foresaid feast ; and in his default, Pemerton; and in his default,
Fitz. And because Bray refused, Pemerton occupied that
office.

^ Cottcess. in MS. ; error for " cotisuet."

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More of Devonshire, Gravener and Assheford, were chosen to
the office of Master of the Kevels, for the foresaid feast ; and
in their default, Broket, Lenthorp, and Skalby. But More
is pardoned for this year by the Company, on condition that
he will be in the following year; and because Assheford
refused.

Masters of the Bevels : Gravenour, Broket and Lenthorp
occupied that office.

Digby and Warener were chosen to the office of Constable
of the Tower ; and Digby occupied that office.

Bray subsequently is pardoned by the Company the office of
Butler for this year, on condition that he will be in the year
following.

Pauncefote was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and at
the instance of Master Elyot, Serjeant-at-law, is pardoned
all vacations and the offices of Marshal, Butler, and Master of
the Kevels, for a fine of 4 marks ; which he paid into the hands
of John Fitz James, then Treasurer. And thus he is quit
thereof.

Elyot, junior, was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and at
the instance of his father. Serjeant-at-law, is pardoned Autumn
and Lent vacations, on consideration that he is a Clerk of
Assise in the West Country.

Scalby is pardoned by the whole Company because he
forfeited last Autumn vacation, for a fine of 18s. 4(i. which he
paid into the hands of Fitz James, then Treasurer. And thus
he is quit thereof.

Thomas Wentworth was admitted generally to the Clerks'
commons, at the instance of Master Lyster.

Memorandum, that Spencer paid 6s. 8d. to Fitz James,
then Treasurer, in part payment of 40s. set upon him, be-
cause he refused to be Master of the Bevels at the foresaid
feast.



At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of the Pariflcation
of the Blessed Yirgin Hary (3 Feb.), 2 Hen. YIII.

Orenge was named Eeader for the Autumn vacation next
to come ; but he will not have the name of Reader until
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1511] Minutes of Parliament. 85

he will be Assistant in Lent vacation next following, according
to the ordinance lately enacted.

And Nicolls was named for Assistant in Lent vacation next
coming, according to the same ordinance.

It was considered by the whole Company, because Palmer
and Eton refused the office of Marshal at the time of Christ-
mas last past, that the fine of old time used in such case should
be imposed upon them, viz., 100s. on each.

It was considered also by the said Company, because
Assheford refused to occupy the office of Master of the Eevels
at the feast of Christmas last past, that the penalty of old time
used should be imposed upon him, viz., 40s.

William Cressy lately Steward of the foresaid Inn, is dis-
charged from that office by the assent of the whole Company,
at his own request.

The foresaid William Cressy was admitted to the Clerks'
commons, and certain considerations moving the Company,
he is pardoned the offices of Master of the Eevels and Constable
of the Tower.

Edmund Hayward, son of the Earl of Surrey, was
admitted as member, and is pardoned all offices; and has
liberty to be in commons and out of commons at his own
liking, for one "hoggeshed** of wine, at the instance of
Orenge.

Barley was admitted as member, and is pardoned all offices
except the office of Marshal ; and has Uberty to be in commons
or out of commons at his own liking, for one ** hoggeshed ** of
wine.

Fitz James, junior, was admitted to the Clerks' commons.
For certain considerations moving the Company, it was granted
to him that if he lose one vacation at the feast of Christmas,
he shall keep another of the same nature, without any other
forfeiture.

Also it was agreed that Orenge, lately Steward at the feast
of Christmas last past, shall be allowed 37s. 2d. for apparels at



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