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the foresaid time ; which he afterwards received by the hands of
Fitz James, then Treasurer.

Tusser, lately Chief Butler, was chosen Steward of the Inn,
for the whole year, by the whole Company.

Lybbe was chosen Chief Butler by the whole Company.

It was granted and ordained by the whole Company that

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each of the Company shall pay 12d. in the name of a subsidy,
for a stand at Westminster, at " lezjustes,'* *

At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of the ABcension of
the Lord (80 Hay), 3 Hen. YIIL

Orenge was elected Reader for Autmnn vacation next follow-
ing. And he read then.

Fitz James, senior, was named to be Assistant to the foresaid
Reader, in the foresaid vacation. And he occupied that ofl&ce.

More of Dorset, was admitted to the Clerks* commons,
generally.

Horsey was admitted to the Clerks' commons, generally.

George Tanner was admitted to the Clerks' commons, on
condition that if he lose one vacation he shall keep another of
the same nature.

Willougby was admitted generally to the Clerks' commons.

At a Parliament holden 4 July, 3 Hen. YIII.

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

Master More and Master Luke are appointed Auditors of
John Fitz James, late Treasurer for the two preceding years.

The same Master Jubbis, by the authority of Parliament,
was adnaitted with Druell into the chamber lately belonging
to Richard Empsont ; and Bray of Comwall,J who was
lately admitted by the Treasurer into the said chamber, was
admitted into the chamber lately belonging to the said Master
Jubbis.

Bowghton, junior, at the instance of Seynt Germayn, is
pardoned all vacations at the time of Christmas, and all offices
except the offices of Steward and Marshal, for a fine of 13s. 4d.
which he paid into the hands of Fitz James, then Treasurer.

This pardon was granted because he alleged, on the testimony
of Seynt Germayn, that it was promised to him at his first
admission.

^ This tournament is described in HaD^s Chronicle (ed. 1809), p. 517.
The roll of the tournament is in the Herald's College, and is engraved
in Vetusta Monumenta, vol. i. See also Ellis' Letters, II. Series I. 179.

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1511] Minutes of Parliament. 37

Hord, junior, was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and is
pardoned the offices of Constable of the Tower, and Master of
the Revels ; and he has licence to be out of commons, at his
own liking, for two weeks after the end of each term, as long
as he is employed as deputy of the Clerk of the Warrants.
This admission was made at the instance of Master Seynt
Germayn, because he was well learned, and others had laboured
for him at other Inns.

At a Parliament holden 3 Not., S Hen. YIII.

Master More was chosen Reader for Lent vacation next
coming.

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

It was agreed by the authority of Parliament aforesaid, that,
when Palmer was chosen for Marshal at the Parliament held
the 7th day of November, in the second year of the reign of
King Henry VIII., to occupy that office for the time of Christ-
mas then next following, and because he refused that office,
he forfeited the penalty of old time used, viz., 100^. This
notwithstanding, it was granted that if the same Palmer will
take the foresaid office upon him, for the time of Christmas
next coming, he shall be released the said penalty. And
because he again refused to occupy the said office, therefore the
foresaid penalty is imposed upon him. Partrygge was chosen
Marshal, but he is pardoned by the Company, because he
promised to occupy that office in the following year. Lucy
was chosen Marshal for the foresaid feast, and occupied
that office.

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

More of Devonshire, Danyell and Conyngisby were chosen
to the office of Master of the Revels for the foresaid feast. And
because More refused to occupy that office, Danyell, Conyngisby
and Elyot occupied that office.

Warner was chosen to the office of Constable of the Tower ;
and in his default, Topclyff for the foresaid feast. But Warner
occupied that office.

Hall, T., was admitted to the chamber, late Marys*s.

Willoughby was admitted to the said chamber.



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Memorandum, that Spenser paid 6s. Sd. to Thomas Jubbes,
Treasurer, in part payment of 33s. 4d, set upon him, because he
refused to be Master of the Revels at the feast of Christmas
in the first year of Henry VIII.

Also Jubbes, the Treasurer, received from Lentall in part
payment, 305. set upon him because he refused to be Master
of the Revels at the foresaid feast.

At a Parliament holden on the Horrow of the Popifioation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary (3 Feb.), 3 Hen. YIII.

Wattes was named to be Reader at the Autumn vacation
next coming ; but he will not have the name of Reader until
the feast of the Ascension of the. Lord, then next following ;
and he will be Assistant* in Lent vacation next following,
according to the ordinance lately enacted.

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

It is considered by the whole Company, because More of
Devonshire refused to occupy the office of Master of the Revels
at the Feast of Christmas last past, that the fine of old time
used in such case, shall be imposed upon him, viz.. 100s.
Whereof he paid to Jubbes, then Treasurer, 31,

Further, concerning the same Parliament,

Leght was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and is pardoned
all vacations and the offices of Marshal, Butler, Master of the
Revels and Constable of the Tower, and to be out of commons,
if he is not staying in London for a space of two days, and if he
do so, he shall be in commons, for a fine of 265., which he paid
to Thomas Jubbes, Treasurer.

Also, it was agreed that Wattes, late Steward at the feast
of Christmas last past shall be allowed 37s. for apparels at the
foresaid time ; which was afterwards paid to him by the hands
of Thomas Jubbes, then Treasurer.

Dygby was admitted to the Clerks' commons, generally.

Bythe More, of Somerset, was admitted to the Clerks' com-
mons, generally.

Marrys was admitted into the chamber, late Butler's.

Druell was admitted into the chamber, late Richard Fjmp-
son's.

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1512] Minutes of Pakliament. 39

Thomas Jubbes, Treasurer, has power given to him at this
Parliament to compound with John Sergeant, who is in arrears
for his pensions, subsidies, and fines, by discretion of the same
Thomas, while he is Treasurer.

At a Parliament holden 18 Hay, 4 Hen. YIIL

Wattes was chosen as Eeader for the Autumn vacation next
coming. And he read then.

Jubbes was named to be Assistant to the foresaid Reader in
the foresaid vacation. And he occupied that office.

It was agreed by the whole company that John Sargeant
shall be discharged and pardoned all his arrears up to the feast
of Easter last past, for a fine of 5 marks ; which he paid to
Thomas Jubbes, then Treasurer. Therefore let the foresaid
John be quit of those 5 marks.

" Memorandum, for as moche as Bray Comwale made assaute
apon Trowte, and him sautyd contrayry to the rules of the place,
and for by cause Master Portman rehersyd hym therof, he
spake unsyttyng wordes unto hym sittyng at the high horde.
'VMierefore yt ys ordeyned by the Company that the sayd Bray
shall pay to the sayd Company for a fyne, v. markes, and to be
out of comyns, and that he shall pay the sayd v. markes, and to
abyde thawarde of ij. of the Masters of the Company for the
trespas don to Trowte ; and furthermore, to come byfore the
Masters unto the high horde, and ther to submyt hymself unto
them, promysyng them never hereafter to use h3an under such
maner that hit shall sone unto the displesur of the sayd Masters,
ar he be admittyd into comyns ayen."

Bery was admitted as member, generally.

At a Parliament holden on Thursday next after the Feast of
St. Thomas the Martyr (8 July), i Hen. YIIL

Master More was chosen for the office of Treasurer for the
year following.

* 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 liking, for a fine of 20^. at the instance of
Master *, which he paid to Thomas Jubbes, Treasurer.

*' Memorandum, that for as moche as Bray Comwale dyd not
performe suche direccions as taken by the Company at the

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Parliament holden the xviij. day of Maii, last passyd, wher-
fore hit ys ordered by the auctoryte of this present Parlement,
yflf the said Bray Comewale pay not v. marke to the Thesaurer,
and submytt hym byfore thend of the furst weke of the next
vacacion, then the same Bray shall pay c.s., for his fyne/*
{In the margin.) Paid to Thomas More, and he is quit.

At a Parliament holden 3 Not., 4 Hen. YIII.

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

Master Bowryng was chosen to the office of Beader for the
time of Lent next coming. And he read for the second*
reading.

Partryche was chosen Marshal for the same time ; and in his
default, Newton. And Parrychet refused that office, and
therefore the penalty of old time used is imposed, viz., 100s.
Whereof he paid to Thomas More, then Treasurer, 31,

**Therfore hyt ys consydred by the Company that for as
moche as Partryche ref usyd the office of the Marshallshipp, and
that ther cowde be no convenyent leyser to wryte to Master
Newton to occupy the sayd office. Master Stukeley was requyred
by the sayd Company to occupy the sayd office c ' Marshallshipp,
and that he shuld be pardonyd of a fy >e of a hundreth
shillynges uppon hym sett for refusyng v the office of the
Marshallshipp, as hit apperith at the Parl^ ament ther holden
the Tewesday next after the fest of All Sayntes in the xxth
yere of Kyng Henry the vijth. And the sayd Stukeley
occupyed the sayd rowme, and was pardonyd of the sayd fine
of an c.s."

Fitz was chosen to the office of Butler in the foresaid feast ;
and in his default, Danyell. But Fitz occupied that office.

Wentworth, Wylloughby and Sonnyflf were chosen for the
office of Masters of the Revels for the foresaid feast ; and in
default of any of them, Fyncham and Horsey. But Wentworth,
Wyllougby and Sonnyflf occupied that office.

Bere, Bury, Karant, Pulton, Porter, Hillerston, Ludlowe,
Osborne, Throgmerton junior, were admitted to the Clerks*
commons on condition that if any of them lose more than one
vacation, he shall keep another vacation of the same nature,
then next following.

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1512-3] Minutes of Parliament. 41

Sotyll was admitted to the Clerks* commons, on condition
that he is pardoned the office of Master of the Revels.

Comwalys was admitted to the Clerks* commons, on
condition that he is pardoned two Autumn vacations.

Grenefyld was admitted to the Clerks* commons.

Memorandum, that Thomas More received from John
Spencer 16s. 8d. in addition to 65. Sd, received by John
Fitz James, and in addition to 6s. Sd. received by Thomas
Jubbys, because he refused the office of Master of the Revels,
as appears in the book.

Memorandum, that Thomas More received from Master
Lenthall 10s. in addition to 10s. received by John Fitz Jamez,
and in addition to 10s. received by Thomas Jubbez, because
he refused the office of Master of the Revels, as appears in the
book.

{In the margin.) Paid to Thomas More, 10s.

Memorandum, that Thomas More received from Master
Jeynour 46s. 8d. in addition to 20s. received by John Fitz
Jamez, because he refused the office of Butler, as appears in
the book. Thus he is quit thereof.

{In the margin,) Paid to Thomas More, 46s. 8c?.



At a Parliament holden on the Horrow of the Pnrifioation
of the Blessed Yir^ Mary (3 Feb.), 4 Hen. YIIL

Master Matston was named to be Reader in the Autumn
vacation next coming, but he will not have the name of
Reader until the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord then next
following. And he will be Assistant* in Lent vacation next
following, according to the ordinance lately enacted.

More of Dorset, paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, 20s. for
losing last Christmas vacation. And let him be quit thereof.

{In the margin.) Paid.

And that John Welles shall be Assistant* in the said Lent
vacation, according to the same ordinance.

Also it was granted that Matston, late Steward at the
Feast of Christmas last past, shall be allowed 37s. for apparels
at the foresaid time ; which afterwards were paid to him by
the hands of Thomas More, then Treasurer.

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At a Parliament holden 3 Hay, S Hen. YIIL

Master More H. is named to be Assistant* to Master
Matston, then Reader, in the time of Autumn next following.
And he occupied it.



At a Parliament holden i July, S Hen. YIII.

Thomas More, at the instance of the whole Company,
took upon himself again to be Treasurer for the year next
following.

Wyndesore, junior, was admitted as member, generally, to
the Clerks* commons. And the said Wyndesore and Ingle-
feld junior, were admitted in the Chamber of Parliament, as
expectants upon Master Wyndesore, senior, knight, and upon
Master Englefeld, senior, knight.

**Item. Yt ys agreed that where Bowghton, junior, loste
the last Lent vacacion, that he shall kepe this next Somer
vacacion therfore, or els to pay the Company, xiij.5. iiij.d.*'

Thomas More, Treasurer, has power given to him at this
Parliament to compound with those who are in arrears for
their pensions, subsidies and fines, according to the discretion
of the same Thomas, while he is Treasurer.

** Memorandum : It ys agreed by the Company that for as
moch as the house of the Middell Temple is and hath byn,
and also is lykely for to be gretly chargyd by reason that the
Reder that shall rede in the Somer vacacion, causyth many
buckes yn to the said Temple, to the grete costes and charges
of the Company of the seid Temple. Therfor yt ys agreed
by the seid Company, that j^ there be send xij. buckes, to the
charge of the seid Company ; and as many buckes as shall be
sende to the seid Temple above the numbre of xij. buckes, to
be to the charge of the Reder for tyme beyng.**

** Memorandum : That ther was no Michelmas terme in the
v.th yere of Kyng Harry the viij.th, but v. dayes after Halow-
mas, by cause of deth. And for that cause ther was but lytyll
company, so that ther was no Parlement holdyn.'*

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1514] Minutes of Parliament. 43

At a Parliament holden 7 Feb., S Hen. YIII.

George Nicolles was chosen for the office of Reader for the
time of Lent* next coming, for the second reading.

Master Luke was named to be Eeader in the Autumn
vacation next coming, but he will not have the name of Eeader
until the feast of the Ascension of the Lord next following.
And he will be Assistant at the time of Lent vacation then next
following, according to the ordinance lately enacted.

And that Master Orenge shall be Assistantt in the said Lent
vacation, according to the same ordinance lately enacted.

** Item. It is considerit by the Company that were as Master
Luke shuld have ben Steward of Cristmas last past, and that
ther was no Cristmas kepte by cause of deth, and that the
seide Luke was at no charge, the seide Luke shall gyve unto
the Company a hoggeshedde of wyne, the next Lent vacacion
ensuyng, for as moche as he shall redde the next Somer
vacacion accordyng to the ordynaunce therof made, and then
never to be Steward afterward."

William Davy was admitted as member to the Clerks* com-
mons, on condition that he shall not be charged^ with the offices
of Master of the Eevels, Butler, the Constableship of the Tower,
and Marshal ; and also that he shall not be charged J with
keeping Christmas vacation, at the instance of Master Thomas
Emson. And for having that admission, he gave to the Society
405. Paid to Thomas More, then Treasurer.

For divers causes moving the Society, let Master Bere be
discharged of all offices, except the office of Steward. And he
gave to the Society for being discharged from that office, SOs.
And thus he is quit. Paid to Thomas More, then Treasurer.

Master Hadley was admitted generally as member to the
Clerks' commons.

Master Sidley, junior, and Master Dalyson were admitted
generally as members, on condition that they shall not be
in commons, in the time of any term.

** Memorandum : Yt ys agreed by the Company that for as
moche as Master Etton was chosen to be Marshall before thys
tyme, which occupyed not the seyd office of Marshallship, he
was amercyd in a cs. accordyng to the custome of old tyme
usyd. Which c.s. was demaundyd to the seyd Etton, the seyd

^ rmali, MS. t Existem, MS.

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Etton saith that he had no lawfull wamyng. Wherfore hit is
agreyd by the Company that yff the seyd Etton wyll occupye
the office of Marshallship at the next tyme that he shall be
chosen, that then the seyd mercyment to be voyde, or els to
pay the seyd mercyment aftyr, as hit was fyrst sett."

John Eosagan was admitted to the Clerks' commons, on
condition that he be discharged from the office of Master of
the Bevels, and Constable of the Tower, Butler, and Marshal,
and of every vacation in time of Christmas, and of one
vacation in Autumn time. For that admission he gives to
the Fellowship, 305. Paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, and he
is quit.

Parre was admitted generally to the Clerks' commons.

At a Parliament holden 23 Hay, 6 Hen. YI. (sic.)

Master Luke was chosen for the office of Eeader for the
vacation in the time of Autumn next coming. And he read
then.

Master Warre, alias Wattes, was named to be Assistant* to
the foresaid Beader in the foresaid vacation. And he occupied
that office.

Let Holt be admitted as member to the Clerks' commons,
on condition that he will bet at the Clerks' commons for four
years, if it please him; and further he shall not be Master
of the Bevels nor Constable of the Tower.

Let Babthorp be admitted to the Clerks' commons, on
condition that if he lose one vacation, he shall keep another
vacation then next following of the same nature.

Bussell and Cutt were admitted generally to the Clerks'
commons.

** Memorandum : That as where Master Pat sale was-amersyd
by the Beder for the tyme beyng, and yn the Company then
there beyng in the Lent vacacion last past, for that he
promysyd to mote and did not mote, so that in the seid
vacacion there was a mote lost yn the defaute of the seid
Patsale, he was admersyd in vj.5. viij.d. And at this Parlement
for certen consideracions movyng the Company, he was par-
donyd iij./?. iiij.tZ., and to pay iij.s, iiij.c?., which he hath payed
to the Steward of the seid Temple."

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1514] Minutes of Parliament. 45

At a Parliament holden 4 June, 6 Hen. YIII.

Thomas More, Treasurer, at the special request of the whole
Company, whether he would be Treasurer, took upon himself
to be Treasurer for the following year.

At a Parliament holden in the same place, 6 Not.,
6 Hen. Till.

Master Portman was chosen for the office of Reader for the
time of Lent next following,* for the second reading.

Master Lyster was chosen for the office of Steward for the
time of Christmas next coming.

Master Etton was againf chosen for the office of Marshal for
the same time ; and in his default, Lentall ; and in his default,
Newton; and in his default, Andrewes; and in his default,
Barley.

Boyfeld was chosen for the office of Butler for the same
time; and in his default, Hall; and in his default, Nayler,
junior ; and in his default, Danyell ; and in his default, Breket ;
and in his default, Twysyll ; and in his default, Spencer.

Dalyson, Ludlowe and Parys were chosen to the office of
Master of the Revels for the foresaid feast. And they occupied
that office.

Trowte was againj chosen for the office of Constable of the
Tower. And he occupied it.

" Item : It is agreed by the Company that where as Master
Paulet was amerced for that he occupyed not the office of
Marshallshipp, as it apperyth be fore in this boke, at an c.s., for
diverse consideracions movyng the Company, the seyd Paulet
is pardonyd unto iiij. marke." Paid to Treasurer More,
26s. 6d.

At a Parliament holden 28 Not., 6 Hen. YIII.

'* Master Nayler is pardoned of the office of the Botellership,
wherunto he was chosen at the last Parlement, as it aperyth,
apon condicion that he shall take un hym the seyd office
this nexte Cristmas, and also to pay x.s. for a fyne to the
Company.'*

° Proximo ftiiur^ is written three times.

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Master Leder was admitted as member, on condition that he
is pardoned of all offices and of all vacations ; and he shall be
in commons and out of commons at his liking, except that he
shall be in commons at the time of Christmas, if he is in town,
and not otherwise. And for admission he gave to the Fellow-
ship, 20s.

*Master William Owen was admitted as member to the
Clerks' commons, on condition that he shall be at the Clerks'
commons for five years, if it please him ; and that he shall be
discharged from the office of Constable of the Tower, and
Master of the Revels ; and if he lose one vacation, he shall
keep another vacation next following, of the same nature.

Master Oxenbrigge is admitted to the Clerks' conmions.

Master Hatton is admitted to the Clerks' commons.

At a Parliament holden S Feb., 6 Hen. YIII.

Master Lyster, Steward at the time of Christmas last past, is
allowed for apparels at the said time 285. Paid by Thomas
More, Treasurer.

Master Lyster was named to be Reader in the vacation at
the time of Autumn next coming, but he will not have the
name of Reader until the feast of the Ascension of the Lord
then next following, according to the ordinance lately enacted.
And that he shall be Assistant in the time of Lent vacation
then next following, according to the same ordinance.

And that Master Maydston shall be assistant to the Reader
in the said Lent vacation, according to the same ordinance.

Let Master Mantyll be admitted as member, and be pardoned
all offices except the office of the Marshalship. And he shall
be in commons at his liking. And he paid to the Fellowship
for having his admission, one '' hoggeshed " of red wine, price
30s. Paid.

Master Walter Barton was admitted as member, and is
pardoned all offices, and that he shall be in commons and out
of commons at his own liking. And for having his admission, he
gave to the Fellowship, 80s. Paid to Thomas More, Treasurer.

Master Etton, who took upon himself to be Steward at the
time of Christmas last past, as appears in the book, at the

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1515] Minutes of Parliament. 47

Parliament held in the 5th year of the present King, and did
not come to exercise that office ; therefore the penalty is
imposed upon him, viz., 100s. And further, because Master
Lentall was chosen for the said office, who was summoned by
the Treasurer to be Marshal, for the time of the said office,
did not occupy it ; therefore the penalty of old time used is
imposed on him, viz., 100s.

{In the margin : Paid, 40s.)

"It is consideryd by the Company that where as Master
Eton was chosyn to be Marshall in the tyme of Cristmas last
past, and in his defaute. Master Lentall, as hit apperith, the
seid Master Eton neder the seid Master Lentall com not to
occupy the seid office. Wherfore Master Jeynour of his own
gentyll mynde, and at the request of the Company then ther
beying, and for that the Company shulde not be destute* of a
Marshall, take apon hym the seid office of Marshallshipp.
Wherefore it is agreed by the seid Company that it stonde
hym for a course, and no more to be chosyn Marshall. Now
to Andrewes and Barley non incurrunt pene amerciamenti



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