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quia non summoniti fuerunt.**

At a Parliament holden 20 May, 7 Hen. YIII.

Master Lyster is named to be Eeader in the time of Autumn
next coming. But he did not read on account of ill-health.

Master 1 is nominated to be Assistant} to Master

Lyster, then Eeader.

At a Parliament holden 3 June, 7 Hen. YIII.

Pollard was admitted as member, generally, to the Clerks*
commons.

Hunt was admitted as member, generally, to the Clerks*
commons.

Master George Annysley was admitted as member, and is
pardoned exercising all offices and vacations in the said house
of the Middle Temple ; and that he shall be in commons and
out of commons, at his own liking. And for having this
admission he gives to the Fellowship, 265. Paid to Thomas
More, Treasurer, and he is quit.

^ Sic for " destitute." f Blank in MS. % Existens, MS.



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At a Papliament holden S Not., 7 Hen. YIII.

Master Lyster was again* chosen for the office of Header in
the time of Lent next following. And he occupied it. And
Master Luke will be assistant to the Eeader in the said Lent
vacation according to the ordinance lately enacted.

Master Brown of Essex was chosen for the office of Steward
for the time of Christmas next coming. And he occupied that
office.

Aprise, Favour and Castell, T. were named to be in the
office of Marshal at the time of Christmas next coming. And
Master Favour occupied it, and Master Aprise refused.

Master Nayler is named to be Butler at the said feast of
of Christmas ; and in his default, Broke ; and in his default,
Twysyll ; and in his default, Spencer.

Sydley, Babthorpe and Eussell were chosen for the office of
Master of the Bevels t for the said feast.

Grenefeld was chosen for the office of Constable of the
Tower ; and in his default, Osboume ; and in his default. Bury ;
and in his default, Lancaster.

Mane was admitted as member, on condition that he is
pardoned exercising all offices in the Middle Temple ; also to
be out of commons at his pleasure, whenever it pleases him.
And for such admission, he gives to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d.
Faid to Thomas More, Treasurer.

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

Master Broun, junior, of Essex, Steward in the time of
Christmas last past, is allowed for apparels at the said time,
34s. Faid by Thomas More, Treasurer.

The same Master Broun was named to be Beader in 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. And that he shall be Assistant in the Lent
vacation next following, according to the ordinance lately
enacted.

Luke is named to be assistant in the time of Lent, according
to the ordinance lately enacted.

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1516] Minutes of Parliament. 49

Holond was admitted generally to the Clerks' commons.

Master Shreche was admitted on condition that he shall not
be Master of the Bevels.

Master Barker was admitted on condition that he is pardoned
one Christmas vacation, and if he lose one vacation, he shall
keep another vacation next following of the same natmre.

Batcljrff was admitted on condition that if he lose one
vacation, he shall keep another next following of the same
natmre.

William Mordamit and Master Weston were admitted on
condition that they shall not be Butlers nor any of them.

Tempeste was admitted generally.

Candisshe was admitted, on condition that he shall be dis-
charged from the office of Master of the Bevels, Butler,
Constable of the Tower, and also be discharged from keeping
two Christmas vacations, unless at his liking. And for having
such admission, he gives as a fine to the Fellowship, 265. 8d.
Paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, and he is quit.

Whytyng was admitted at the instance of Master Tanner, on
condition that he is pardoned exercising all offices, and that he
shall be in commons, and out of commons at his liking. And
for having admission, he will give to the Fellowship one good
picture well painted, to hang in the Hall of the said Temple, or
one ** hoggeshed " of good wine.

At a Parliament holden 29 AprU, 8 Hen. YIIL

Master Broun, junior, of Essex,* is named to be Beader in
the time of Autumn next coining. And he read.

Master Nicolles is named to be assistantt to the foresaid
Beader in the foresaid vacation. And he occupied that office

Master Cutt is pardoned one Christmas vacation aforesaid,
because he kept another vacation of the same nature.

'* Memorandum : That for diverse consideracions movyng the
Company of the Middell Temple, that Master Welles was in
grete sute and trobyll, and that the seid Master Welles shulde
rede in Lent vacacion next ensujmg, the seid Master Welles ys
pardoned of the seid redyng and also of all assistens, and for
the seid pardon to be had, he shall geve to the seyd Company
c.s. and the seid Master Welles to be takyn with the seid
Company as thou he had redde."

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Vavysour, junior, was admitted generally to the Clerks'
commons.

Walter Alford was admitted on condition that he shall be
pardoned exercising all offices in the said house, and all vaca-
tions. And for having such admission, he gives to the Fellow-
ship, 26s. 8d.

*' Memorandum : That it is agreed by the Company that wher
there is stryflfe and debate be twjme Master Jubbes and Master
Bray of Cornewall, for the chambre, late Master Eichard
Emsonnys, that for as muche as the seid Bray was admittyd in
the seid chambre by Master Fitz James, then beyng Treserour,
and also that the seid Bray had done coste in amending the
seid chambre, that the seid Jubbes shall content and pay the
seid Bray the seid costes, or elles the seid Bray to have the
seid chambre ageyn.'*

At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of Souls (3 Not.),
8 Hen. YIII.

Orenge is named to be in the office of Reader at the time of
Lent next coming.

Vowell is named to be in the office of Steward at the time
of Christmas next coming.

Broke, Castell, T., Bray, E., and Barley are named for the
office of Marshal at the said time of Christmas. And Broke
refused, and Castell, T. occupied that office.

Spenser, Eyddall and Twysyll are named for the office of
Butler at the said time of Christmas, and all refused. And
afterwards Conysby was chosen for that office and occupied it.

Tanner, Porter, Ryche, Oxsynbrygge, Lancaster, Cutt and
Haddeley are named for the office of Master of the Eevels at
the said time of Christmas. Ryche, Lancaster and Oxsyn-
brygge occupied it. Tanner and Porter were not summoned.

Osbourne and Bury are named to be in the office of Constable
of the Tower, at the said time of Christmas.

Hyllarsdon, Candysshe and Tredjmnyk, junior, are named to
be in the office of Marshal's Constable, at the said time of
Christmas.

Gerlyngton was admitted generally.

Stokes was admitted generally, at the instance of Master
Lancaster.

Molyners was admitted generally.

Langfeld was admitted to the Clerks* commons, and generally,
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1516-7] Minutes of Parliament. 51

Newers was admitted generally, at the instance of Master
Conysby.

Braylford was admitted at the instance of Master Emson,
senior, on condition that he shall be pardoned exercising all
offices, and all vacations. And for having such admission,
he gave to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d. Paid to Thomas More,
Treasurer.

Westeley was admitted to the Clerks' commons, on condition
that he shall be pardoned the preceding Christmas vacation,
and that he shall be at the Clerks' commons for the space of
four years, if it please him.

Higham was admitted on condition "that he shall be
pardoned of his vacacions, yf he be rydyng the circuyte of
Assise."

At a Parliament holden 9 Feb., 8 Hen. YIIL

Vowell, Steward in the time of Christmas last past, is
allowed by the Fellowship for apparells at the said time, 345.

The same Master Vowell was named to be Eeader in the
time of Autumn next coming, but he will not have the name
of Eeader until the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, then
next ensuing ; and that he shall be Assistant in Lent vacation
next ensuing, according to the ordinance lately enacted.

Master Lyster is named to be Assistant to the Beader in the
said time of Lent, according to the ordinance lately enacted.

John Malby was admitted into the Fellowship of the Middle
Temple, on condition that he shall not be compelled to be in
commons, unless at his pleasure, and he shall be discharged
from all vacations and from every office, except the office of
Marshal ; and he shall be in commons yearly in the week in
which the Feast of Christmas shall fall. And for having such
an admission, he gave to the Fellowship, one ** hoggeshed " of
good wine.

"John Bonour is admitted at the desyre of William Mordaunt
in to the Clerkes comens in the Middell Temple, the Saterday
on Seynt Lucys day, by Master Beder, Master Wyndesour,
W. Mordaunt, and oder of the Company, to be pardoned of
all maner offices except the office of Boteler of Cristmas, and
to kepe ij lemyng vacacions for the ij Cristmas vacacions, and
to be in comjms in Cristmas weke only yf he be seen in the

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Towne, after the olde rule. And for thys liberte, he must
pay xiij.5. iiij.d. in argento."

Master Yeo was admitted on condition that he shall be
pardoned two Christmas vacations, and if he be in commons in
next Lent vacation, he shall keep it for a vacation.

Walrond and Keynys were admitted at the instance of Master
Tanner, on condition that each of them shall be pardoned the
office of Marshal, and the office of Constable of the Tower.

At a Parliament holden 19 May, 9 Hen. YIII.

Master Vowell was chosen for the office of Eeader, in the
time of Autumn next to come.

Master Portman is named to be Assistant in the said time of
Autumn in vacation.

Master Barton was admitted as member, on condition that
if he lose a vacation in the time of Autumn, he shall keep
another vacation in the time of Lent for the said Autumn
vacation. And he has lost nothing by the said Autumn vacation
being lost.

John Hall was admitted as member, on condition that he
shall not be Butler at the time of Christmas, and that he shall
not be in commons until the feast of St, Peter ad Virwula.

Master Clotton was admitted as member, and is pardoned
exercising all offices in the said Inn, except the office of Master
of the Revels.

Master Fowke and Master Kynnersley were admitted in Lent
vacation last past, and it was allowed to them for a vacation ;
and that they kept one Lent or Autumn vacation for one
Christmas vacation; and for the remaining vacation, if they
lose one, they shall keep another vacation next ensuing of the
same nature.

Wyot, Edmondes, junior, and Cave, junior, were admitted
generally.

Master Kyteley was admitted as member, and is pardoned
exercising all offices and vacations in the said Temple; and
that he shall be in commons and out of commons at his liking ;
except in Christmas time, that he shall be in commons if he
be in town. And for taving such an admission, he gave to the
Fellowship, 335. 4d.

Walter Burlace was admitted as member, and is pardoned
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that he shall be in commons and out of commons at his liking ;
except in Christmas time, that he shall be in commons if he
be in town. And for having such admission, he gave to the
Fellowship, 26s. 8d.

Eandall was admitted as member at the instance of Master
Druell, and is pardoned exercising all offices and vacations in
the said Temple ; and that he shall be in commons and out of
commons at his Uking; except in Christmas time, that he
shall be in commons, if he be in town. And for having such
admission, he gave to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d.

{In the Tnargin.) Paid to Thomas More, Treasurer, 13s. M.
Also, paid to John Jeynour, Treasurer, 6s. 9>d. Also, received,
the last day of May, in the 11th year of Henry VIII., 6s. 9d.

Master Grey, knight, and Walter Calverley, knight, were
admitted as members, and that they are pardoned exercising
all offices and vacations in the said Temple; and that they
shall be in commons and out of commons at their liking. And
for having such admission, each of them will give to the
Fellowship a ** hoggeshed '* of good wine, or the price.*

Cottusmore was admitted as member, and is pardoned
exercising all offices and vacations in the said Temple ; and
that he shall be in commons and out of commons at his liking.
And for having such admission, he gave to the Fellowship,
26s. 8d.

Portman was admitted to the Clerks' commons on condition
that if he lose next Christmas vacation, he shall keep another
vacation for the said vacation thus lost.

Mawdeley and Luke, junior, were admitted generally, to the
Clerks* commons.

Henry Yeo was admitted member, at the instance of Master
Fitz Hugh, and is pardoned exercising all offices and vacations
in the said Temple ; and that he shall be in commons and out
of commons at his Hking ; except, in the time of Christmas,
that he shall be in commons, if he be in town. And for having
such admission, he gave to the Fellowship, 26s. 8<f. Paid to
Thomas More, Treasurer.

Master Luke and his son Nicholas Luke were admitted to
the chamber late Thomas Morton's, by the Parliament.

Master Tropenell was admitted by Master Inglefeld as
member, on condition that he be pardoned exercising all

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offices and all vacations in the said Temple. And for havinff
such admission, he gives to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d.
{In Margin.) Paid.

At a Parliament holden on the Morrow of the Translation
of St. Thomas the Martyr (8 July), 9 Hen. YIII.

Master Jeynour was chosen for the office of Treasurer.

Master Luke, Master Portman, Master Inglefeld and
Master Mountigue, were chosen Auditors of Thomas More,
late Treasurer.

John Hull was admitted as member, and is pardoned exer-
cising all vacations and offices in the Temple. And for
having the foresaid admission he granted to the Fellowship,
265. Si.

Paid to John Jeynour, Treasurer.

At a Parliament holden on Monday next after* the Feast of the
Purification of the Blessed Mary (8 Feb.), 9 Hen. YIII.

Master Huse was chosen Eeader for the Autumn vacation.

Master Portman was chosen Assistant to the Eeader next
Lent.

Brian Palmes was admitted as member generally.

Thomas Leyland was admitted as member, and is pardoned
all offices and vacations ; and that he shall be in commons and
out of commons at his liking, except in the feast of Christmas.
And for such admission he gave to the Fellowship, 20s.

Thomas Andrewes of the Exchequer was admitted as
member, and is pardoned all offices and vacations ; and that
he shall be in commons and out of commons at his liking,
except in Christmas week, if he be in town. And for having
that admission, he paid to John Jenour, Treasurer, 205. And
he granted to the same Treasurer, that whenever he would
repay the 205. to him, he would give the Fellowship a
" hoggeshed " of good wine.

Thomas Vachell was admitted as member, at the instance of
Master Inglefeld ; and that he shall be out of commons at his
liking ; and he is pardoned all vacations and offices. And for
having an admission of this kind, he gave to the Fellowship,
205., which he paid to John Jenour, Treasurer.

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1518] Minutes of Parliament. 55

At a Parliament holden on Friday next after the Feast of the
Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr (9 July), 10 Hen. YIII.

John Jenour again took upon himself the office of Treasurer
for the year ensuing.

"It is enacted at this Parliament that John Jenour,
Tresorer for the yere last past, shall make his accompt for the
seid office for the same yeer before Humfrey Broun and
Edmond Mervyn, Auditourz to hym assigned by the Company
in the terme of Seynt Michell next comyng, so that the same
accompt be openly declared in the Temple Halle in the
presence of the Company there beyng, before the xvth day
of Novembre next comyng. And if the seid accompt be not
made and declared in fourme aboveseid, and defaute thereof
found in the seid Tresorer, the same Tresorer shall forfaite
and pay to the seid Company, v. marcs. And if defaute
therof be found in ony of the seid Auditourz, the same
Auditour so found in defaute shall forfaite and pay to the same
Company xx.s. And also it is enacted at this Parliament, that
every yere from hensforth at the Parliament holden in Trinite
Terme, Auditourz shall be named and assigned by the Company
to here the accompt of the Tresorer of the yere than laste
paste. And the same accompt to be declared in fourme
aboveseid uppon lyke payne to the Tresorer and Auditourz as
above is specified."

Master Orenge was chosen to be assistant to the Beader for
the Autumn vacation next ensuing. And he occupied the office
the same vacation.

Weston asked to be pardoned next vacation, because he is
Under-sheriff of Kent ; who for his answer is put off till next
Parliament ; on which day it was ordered that he should keep
another vacation after* all the vacations.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday in the Feast of Souls
(2 NoY.), 10 Hen. YIII.

Master Matston was chosen Beader for the Lent vacation
next coming ; who read in that vacation.

Master Hardyng, and in his default. Master Broun, of
Somerset, were chosen to the office of Steward for the feast

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of Christmas next coming. And Hardyng occupied the fore-
said office at the same feast.

Draper, Horsey, Leventhorp, Barley and Vavasour, junior,
were chosen to the office of Marshal for the feast of
Christmas next coming. And Horsey occupied the foresaid
office. And because Draper did not occupy that office,
therefore he is amerced at 100s.

Twysell, Spencer, More of Devon, Eudhale, Parys, Ludlow,
Denham, junior, and Sonnyff were chosen to the office of
Butler for the feast of Christmas next coming. And Parys
occupied the foresaid office. And because the said Twysell
and Rudhale, being forewarned thereof, did not occupy the
said office, therefore each of them is amerced at 5 marks.
And the said Spencer and More for certain causes are
respited, etc.

Tanner, Darkenall, Molyneux, Cutte, Wyat, Cave, junior,
and Bulkeley, junior, were chosen to the office of Master of
the Revels, for the feast of Christmas next coming. And
Darkenall, Molyneux and Cutte occupied the foresaid office.
And because Tanner did not occupy that office, he is amerced
at 40s.

{In the margin) Fine (mHa)y 40s.

Whereof he is pardoned in Trinity Term next ensuing, as
appears afterwards, 13s. 4d.

Hillarsdon and Owen were chosen to the office of Constable
of the Tower for the foresaid feast. And Hillarsdon occupied
the foresaid office.

Heigham was chosen to the office of Constable of the
Tower, for the forcjsaid feast, who occupied that office.

Brian Palmes is pardoned for not keeping Christmas
vacation, for certain reasons moving the Company, on con-
dition that he keep another Christmas vacation in its stead.

It was ordained at the foresaid Parliament by authority of
the same Parliament, that for the future every member who is
called to ** le Cubbord " in Middle Temple Hall by the Steward
of the same Temple for not paying any of his commons or
repasts, on the Sunday next after the assessment of the
commons or repasts aforesaid, and the same member does not
pay those commons and repasts then without delay, then the
same member shall forfeit to the Company every time for a
default of pa3rment of this kind, 20cZ.



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Eobert Saunders was admitted and has licence to be out of
commons at his liking, except in Christmas week, if he be in
town. And he is pardoned all offices and vacations. And for
having the foresaid admission, he gave to the Fellowship,
26s. 8d., which he paid to John Jenour, Treasurer, etc.

Wilham Jesson was admitted, and has licence to be out of
commons at his liking, except in Christmas week, if he be in
town. And he is pardoned all offices and vacations. And for
having the foresaid admission, he granted to the Fellowship
one ** hoggeshed " of wine, which he paid in Lent next
ensuing. Therefore let him go quit, etc.

Eobert Mordaunt was admitted, and is pardoned the office
of Butler at Christmas time. And if he lose any vacation, let
him keep another of the same nature.

George Ealegh was admitted, and is pardoned the office of
Butler at Christmas time.

Eichard Brigges was admitted to the Clerks* commons.

John Saunders was admitted as member, and is pardoned
exercising all vacations and offices in the Middle Temple ; and
he shall be in commons and out of commons at his liking.
And for having the foresaid admission, he gave to the Fellow-
ship, 268. 8d.y paid into the hands of John Jenour, Treasurer.

At a Parliament holden on Friday, i Feb., 10 Hen. YIII.

Master Hardyng, Steward for Christmas time last past, is
allowed for apparels, Sis,

And the same Hardyng was named for Eeader in the
Autumn vacation next coming ; and that he shall be Assistant
in Lent vacation next coining.

Master Broun, of Essex, was chosen Assistant to the
Eeader in the said Lent vacation next coming.

Bulkeley, junior, forfeited a vacation at Christmas time last
past, and for certain considerations moving the Company, he
is pardoned thereof, on condition that he keep another
Christmas vacation in its stead.

Westeley forfeited Christmas vacation last past. Therefore
he is amerced at 205. Whereof he paid to John Jenour,
Treasurer, on the 17th day of March, in the 10th year of
Henry VIII., 10s.

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** Item. It is ordeyned at the seid Parliament that from
hensforth after every vacacion and before the Parliament than
next folowyng, the Tresorer and Steward shall make a byll of
the names of them that be bomidon to kepe ther vacacions,
and that the Steward shall shewe to the Tresorer which have
fayled of kepyng of ther seid vacacions. And the Tresorer
shall present the same byll and defautes at the next Parlia-
ment/'

Beginald Bray was admitted generally to the Clerks'
commons.

John Eobertes was admitted to the Clerks' commons. And
it was granted to him [that if] he lose one vacation, he shall
keep another of the same nature.



At a Parliament holden on Tuesday, the Feast of
PetroniUa (31 Hay), 11 Hen. YIIL

Master Hardyng was chosen Eeader for the Autumn
vacation next coming.

Master Matston, chosen Assistant to the Eeader for the
vacation.

John Milles was admitted as member, and is pardoned
all vacations and offices, except the offices of Butler and
Marshal. And for having the foresaid admission, he granted
to the Fellowship one ** hoggeshed " of wine.

Antony Bury was admitted to the Clerks' commons. And
it was granted to him that if he failed in any Christmas
vacation, he should keep another vacation in Lent or Autumn
at his liking.

At a Parliament holden on Monday next before the Feast
of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr (i July),
11 Hen. YIIL

John Jenour, at the instance of the whole Company, again
took upon himself the office of Treasurer for the ensuing
year.

Tanner is pardoned 13s. 4d., part of 40s. which he for-
feited, because he did not occupy the office of Master of the
Bevels at Christmas time last past ; and he paid to John
Jenour, 20s.



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Fouke is pardoned the forfeiture of Christmas vacation
last past, on condition that he keep another Christmas vacation
for the same.

Bray of Cornwall, is restored to the chamber of Kichard
Emson, knight ; to which he was admitted at another time,
as expectant on Druell, Jubbes and Broun of Somerset.

John Chubnall was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and
is pardoned the office of Butler* and two vacations, whereof
the Feast of Christmas shall not be one.

William Colmerth was admitted to the Clerks' commons,
and is pardoned the offices of Butler, Master of the Bevels,
and Constable of the Tower.

Richard Pollard was admitted to the Clerks* commons,
generally.



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