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Lewis Fortescue was admitted to the Clerks' commons,
generally.

William Colyns was admitted to the Clerks' commons,
generally.

Henry Babthorp was admitted to the Clerks* commons, and
it was granted to him that if he lost any vacation, he should
keep another of the same nature.

At a Parliament holden on Wednesday, the Feast of
Souls (2 NoY.), 11 Hen. YIII.

Master Luke was chosen to the office of Beader for Lent
vacation next coming ; who occupied that office.

Master Englefeld was chosen to the office of Steward for
Christmas time.

Master Barle is pardoned for admission. Vavasour, junior,
Dygby, W., Bulkeley, senior, Carent, More of Dorset, and
Mantell were chosen to the office of Marshal for the same
time. Master Barley occupied that office.

Spencer, Ludlow, Eyche, Denham, junior, and Sonnyff, were
chosen to the office of Butler for the same time. And Eyche
occupied the foresaid office. And because Spencer refused,
he is finedt 5 marks. And Ludlow is respited until the
next, etc.

(In the margin : Fine, 5 marks. )

° ** Magistri Retellorum " follows here, but is underlined for deletion,
t In nCia^ MS.



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Eadclyff, Longvyle, Barton, Cave, junior, Mawdeley, Thorn-
hill and Warre were chosen Masters of the Bevels for the
same time. Badclyflf, Mawdeley and Thomhill occupied the fore-
said office. And because Cave, junior, being forewarned, etc.,
refused, therefore he is fined 405. Whereof he paid to John
Jenour, Treasurer, 20s. And because the rest were not fore-
warned, no penalty, etc.

Willoughby, Vjrvyan and Weston, are pardoned by admis-
sion, and they are chosen to the office of Constable of the
Tower. And Weston occupied the foresaid office.

Caundyssh, Holt, and David were chosen to the office of
Marshal's Constable. And Caundyssh occupied the fore-
said office.

George Carewe and William Sydenham were admitted,
generally.

William Horewod was admitted. And if he lose any
vacation, let him keep another of the same nature.



At a Parliament holden on Monday next after the Feast of the
Purification of the Blessed Mary (6 Feb.), 11 Hen. YIII.

Master Englefeld, Steward for Christmas time last past, is
allowed for apparels, 375.

The same Englefeld was named to be Header in the Autumn
vacation next coming. And that he shall be Assistant to the
Eeader in Lent vacation next coming.

Master Vowell was chosen Assistant to the Eeader for the
same Lent vacation.

Henry Eogers was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and
it was granted to him that if he lose any vacation, he shall
keep another of the same nature. And he is pardoned the
office of Butler, and he has respite for entering into conmaons,
until the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, next coming.

William Eoupe was admitted to the Clerks' commons. And
last Lent vacation in which he was Vacationer is allowed
him, for one of the foresaid vacations. And if he lose any
Christmas vacation, let him keep another vacation before
or at Lent, at his liking, for the same. And he is pardoned
exercising all offices in the Temple. And for having such an
admission, he granted to the Fellowship, 20s.



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1520] Minutes of Pabliament. 61

Gilbert Wylkynson was admitted to the Clerks' commons,
and is pardoned exercising all ofl&ces in the Temple, at the
instance of Thomas Englefeld.

Master Wyat is pardoned exercising all offices in the Temple,
for a fine of 40s. paid to John Jenour, Treasurer.

(In the margin.) Paid.

John Felgate was admitted, and is pardoned exercising all
offices in the Middle Temple, and Christmas vacations, and
also all other vacations when he rides on Circuit of Assises
with his Master John Jenour, for a fine of 20s.

(In the margin,) Paid to John Jenour, Treasurer, 20s.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next * the Feast of the
Ascension of the Lord, 12 Hen. YIIL

Master Englefeld was chosen to be Eeader in the Autumn
vacation next coming.

Master Luke was chosen Assistant to the Beader in the
same vacation.

William Draper is pardoned the forfeiture of 100s. at the
instance of Master Elyot, justice, because he testifies that the
same Draper was admitted when he was Treasurer, and that
he paid to him 40s. for his discharge from all vacations and
offices, etc., for one •* hoggeshed " of wine, the value to be at
the Treasurer's discretion.

Thomhill was admitted with Smyth into his chamber, with
the consent of Smyth himself.

Marmaduke Constable was admitted to the Clerks* commons,
and is pardoned the office of Butler.

John Goldyng, in the Exchequer, was admitted, and is par-
doned exercising all vacations and offices in the Temple. And he
has licence to be in commons and out of commons at his liking,
except in Christmas week, if he be in town. And for having
such an admission, he granted to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d.

At a Parliament holden on Wednesday next before the Feast
of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr (4 July),
12 Hen. YIIL

Amyas Poulet, knight, was chosen Treasurer of the Middle
Temple for the ensuing year.

^ " AtitBy'' or '^post,'^ is omitted. Ascension day was 8 April in 1520.

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George Twysyll is pardoned the forfeiture of 5 marks,
set upon him for not occupying the office of Butler, at the
feast of Christmas in the 10th year of the present King, on
condition that he shall occupy the foresaid office at the feast of
Christmas next coming. And if he fail, he shall forfeit to the
Fellowship, lOOs.

Walrond and Keynes,* who forfeited four vacations, are
pardoned, on condition that each of them pays 4 marks, before
the Morrow of Souls next coming. And if they fail, they shall
forfeit 4Z. Keynes paid to John Jenour, Treasurer, 53s. 4d.

Maudeley was admitted into the chamber of Broun of
Somerset.

(Bartholomew
Huse.
John Brokett.
Amyas Poulet, knight, took on himself the office of Treasurer
for the ensuing year.

At a Parliament holden on Friday, the Feast of Souls
(2 NoY.), 12 Hen. YIII.

Richard, Abbot of Glastynbury, 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 Fellowship, 31, 6s. 8d, 5 marks.

(In the margin.) Paid, P. Treasurer.

Master Lytster was chosen to the office of Reader for Lent
vacation next coming.

Master Brount of Somerset was chosen to the office of
Steward for Christmas time next coming.

Master Dygby, Robert Bulkeley, senior, Carent, More of
Dorset, Mantell,J Russell, Arundell, Comwaleys and Tempest
were chosen to the office of Marshal.

Master Twysyll, § Leylond, Luddelowe, Sonnef, Heygham,
were chosen to the office of Butler.

Raynsham, Rawley,|| Mordaunt, R., Brygges, Westley, Pol-

** Written above the nameSf Fererunt finem.
t Over the name is written, " occupnrit.^'
t Over Mantell's name is written, *' occnpavity
§ Over Twysyirs name is written, " ocnipavUr

i Over Rawley's name is written, ^'forisfecit ; " over Mordaunt's, Brygges'
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1520] Minutes of Parliament. 63

lard, junior, and Bulkeley, junior, were chosen to the office of
Master of the Bevels.

Willughby,* Vyvyan, and Whorwood were chosen to the
office of Constable of the Tower.

Cave,t junior, Colyns, Smyth, junior, and Palmer, were
chosen to the office of Marshal's Constable.

Owen was admitted into the chamber of Chaunterell and
Holte.

It was ordered at this Parliament that Asshe shall be removed
from the chamber of Cave, junior.

Eichard Bear was admitted to the Clerks* commons, and is
pardoned the office of Butler. And it was granted to him that if
he lose any vacation, he shall keep another of the same nature,
immediately.

Laurence Taylard was admitted to the Clerks' commons,
and is pardoned all offices. And he gives for a fine 53^. 4J.

Master Brokewey was admitted into a chamber with Master
Broket, viz.. Master Byche's late chamber.

Laurence Taylour, Eobert Mordaunt, and Master Byche
were admitted into the chamber under Bulkeley, late called
" Mordauntes Office."

Master Bear and Dygby were admitted to the chamber,
which was lately Mr. Davy's chamber.

Master Palmer and Davy were admitted to the chamber in
** le Maunce," late Master Hasilwood's, and pay 6s. 8d. a year,
to be paid yearly only, at the feast of Christmas.

Antony Gylbert was admitted to the Clerk's commons, and
is pardoned the office of Butler. And if he lose any vacation,
let him keep another of the same nature.

Master Engylby was admitted as member, and is pardoned
all offices and vacations. And for having admission, he gave
to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d.

Master William Care we, knight, was admitted as member,
and is pardoned all offices and vacations. And he gave one
" hoggyshed " of good wine, to be paid next vacation.

John More was admitted to the Clerks' commons, and he is
pardoned only Christmas vacation next coming. And if he

^ Over the names of Willughby and Vjrvyan is written '^forisfecit ; "
over that of Whorwood, ** orcupavUy

t Over the names of Cave and Colyns is written ^'forinfecit ; '* and over
that of Palmer, " occuparit'^



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lose any vacation, let him keep another of the same
natmre.

John Gyflford was admitted to the Masters' commons, and is
pardoned all offices, except the office of Marshal, and vacations.
And for having admission, he gave to the Fellowship 20s., to
be paid on Brege's surety.

John More was admitted to the Clerks* commons, and is
pardoned for Christmas vacation next coming only.

Marshall was admitted to the chamber wherein Owen

still resides.

Master Asplond was admitted, and is pardoned the office of
Butler.

At a Parliament holden on Thupsday next after the Feast of
the Purification of the Blessed Mary (7 Feb.), 12 Hen. YIIL,
which Parliament is prorogued to Friday next ensuing.

At which Parliament, Master Humfrey Broun is named and
chosen Serjeant-at-law. He was ordained Eeader for the Lent
vacation. And that Master Husey shall be his assistant. And
likewise that Master John Broun shall be assistant, and Reader
next Autumn vacation.

And all those Masters who were admitted at the Parliament
held on Friday, the feast of Souls last past, in the 12th year of
the reign of King Henry VIII., were allowed and approved by
the foresaid last Parliament.

At the foresaid ParUament, it was agreed that Master Broun
of Somerset, late Steward at the feast of Christmas, should be
allowed ** de le Barell' Grotes,*' on account of the great need
befaUing this year ; and also allowed as much for apparels as
Master Ynglefeld, Steward at the said feast in the year last
past, was allowed.

It was agreed that Master Sydenham shall keep another
vacation at the feast of Christmas next coming, for the vacation
last past, in which he was absent.

Master Cave, junior, in mercy* because he did not exercise
the office of Constable of the Marshal at the feast of Christmas
last past, 405.

Master Raynsham is pardoned, because he did not exercise
the office of Master of the Revels, on condition that he occupies

• " In miuiicordUiy^ MS. ; this phrase means, " is subject to a fine."



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1521] Minutes of Paeliambnt. 65

the said office at the next feast of Christmas. And he promises
this of free will.

Master Bawle in mercy, because he did not keep the said
office of Master of the Bevels. Mercy.

Master Westley in mercy, because he did not keep the said
office of Master of the Revels. Mercy.

Master Vyvyan in mercy, because he did not keep the office
of Constable of the Tower. 40s.

Master Roope is pardoned for Lent next coming, on con-
dition that he keep another like vacation.

Master Nicholas Fairfax was admitted at the foresaid
Parliament, and is pardoned all offices and vacations, except
the office of Marshal. And for having such an admission, he
gave to the Fellowship, 26s. 8d, Paid. P. Treasurer.

It was ordained that Master Westley, chosen one of the
Masters of the Eevels, should be pardoned his amercement
lately forfeited, on condition that he will be one of the Masters
of the Revels, the year next ensuing. Otherwise he shall
forfeit his amercement formerly imposed.

Master Robert Canon was admitted as member; and is
pardoned all offices and vacations except Lent vacation next
coming. And for having admission, he gave to the Fellowship
of the foresaid Temple, 20s. And [he shall be] out of com-
mons and in commons at the pleasure of the foresaid Robert.
Paid. P. Treasurer. 20s.



At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next after the Feast of the
InYention of the Holy Cross (7 May), 12 & 13 Hen. YIIL

At which Parliament, Master Broun of Somerset was chosen
to the office of Reader for next vacation, if Master Ynglefeld
proceed to be Serjeant-at-law, as is supposed will be done.
And if the foresaid Master Ynglefeld do not proceed to be
Serjeant-at-law, that then the same Master Ynglefeld shall be
Resbder for the foresaid vacation.

" And as for the Assistaunt, the Masters be advysed unto
the next Parlyament."

Master Mountagewe and Master Higham, for teaching, were
chosen for receipt of money.

Master Whorwod was chosen for receipt of money, for the
roll of Serjeants-at-law.



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Master John Kaylway was admitted member of the Middle
Temple, and is pardoned exercising all offices and vacations in
the Middle Temple. And he is pardoned so that he shall not
be in commons, except in Christmas week, All Saints' week,
the week of the Purification of the Blessed Mary, and the week
in which happens " le metjmg nyght ** ; so that at those times
he must be present, if in town. And for having such admission,
he gave to the foresaid Fellowship one " hokset '* of good
wine.

It was granted to Master Conyngesby to be in town at all
times of the year, and not to be in commons, except at his
liking, except in Christmas week, the week of the Purification
of the Blessed Mary, All Saints' week, and the week in which
happens ** le metyng nyght." And for having such admission,
he gave to the Fellowship, IO5.

At a Parliament holden on Tuesday next before the Feast of
St John the Baptist (18 June), 13 Hen. YIII.

** Be it in remembrans that where of late it so chaunced that
the Assistaunt chosyn for the Somer vacacion next comyng,
was electyd to be one of the Serjantes at the lawe, by reason
wherof the Cumpeny shuld be disapoynted of oone to be
Assistaunt without a new eleccion and newe ordjmaunce to be
made, and no man provyded for the same, Master Humfrey
Broun, Serjant, chosen and elected of his owne fre will and
goodnes, oflfryd hymself to be Assystaunt, and to dyscharge the
Company and Feleship for chusyng and electyng of eny other
person or makyng of eny other ordynaunce,"

John Mordaunt, knight, and John Fitz James, junior, were
admitted at this present Parliament into the chamber of John
Fitz James, senior, Attorney of our Lord the King. And if
the said John Fitz James, junior, die or absent himself from
the Company of the foresaid house, or discontinue, then the
same John Mordaunt ought to choose another of the foresaid
Company to be his companion,* otherwise another of the same
Company [chosen] by the Treasurer of the house, shall dwell
there, according to the custom of the foresaid house.

Edward Mountague and William Denham were admitted at
this present Parliament to the chamber of Humfrey Broun,
Serjeant-at-law elect, to dwell there.

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1521] Minutes of Pabliambnt. 67

Master George Throkmerton and Master Tropnell were
admitted into the chamber of Master Thomas Ynglefeld,
Serjeant-at-law elect.

It was ordained that Master Owen, and Master Edmondes,
junior, should carry back a little house* called " a study,"
taken away from outside the said Owen's chamber, and make
and set it up anew in the former place; and leave it in as
good state and condition, at the costs and charges of Owin
and Edmondes themselves.

Memorandum : That Master Owen asked that he might dwell
in his old chamber, and he left willingly the chamber newly
assigned to him called " Chaunterelle's Chambre."

Antony Straunge was admitted member, and is pardoned
these ofl&ces, viz. : "Boteler in Cristmas, Constable, Marshall,"
and one vacation called " a Cristmas."

Henry Joye and Master Weston are admitted into a chamber
with a chimney, next to ** le office," late Master Dycon's.

Master Westley is discharged of the fine for not exercising
the office called **le Master of the Eevelles" at the feast of
Christmas last past. He paid to the Fellowship, 205.

Master Danyell offered to the Fellowship 835. Ad. to build
chambers, with the intention that he should be pardoned the
office of Marshal, which fine is referred to the Treasurer to
receive 405., if he can ; but if not, at his will.

At a Parliament holden on Thursday next before the Feast
of St. Thomas the Martyr (4 July), 13 Hen. YIII.

Master Hardyng and Master Marvyn are appointed Auditors
to audit the account of the Treasurer, viz.. Master Poulett.

Master Poulet, at the special instance and request of the
whole Fellowship, took upon himself to exercise the office of
Treasurer for one whole year next ensuing.

Master Vowell and Master Warner are appointed to collect
and levy the Steward's debts from every debtor, t as well by
distraint as otherwise.

It was ordained that the Treasurer of the foresaid House for
the time being, after every member of the foresaid Fellowship
has been openly and publicly summoned for his commons,
shall distrain both for commons and for the penalty forfeited,
viz., 20d.

^ Domunculam, MS. f Deputato, MS. Probably an error for debiiore.

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Master Eliot was admitted into the chamber of Master
Ynglefeld as expectant in the absence of Master Tropnell.

It was ordained that Master Treasurer shall admit any fellow
into any chamber, either old or new built, at his own free will,
without consulting the Fellowship.

Master William Cokesey was admitted member, and is
pardoned the offices called *' the Constable of the Tower, and
Master of the Revelles," and may keep one Christmas for
another.

Master William Castell was admitted as member generally,
except for the office of Butler.

John Keme was admitted into the Fellowship of the Middle
Temple, London, on the 16th day of September; and his
admission is such that the foresaid John will be discharged
of all offices except the office of Butler, which is called
" le Bottyller shipp," and he shall be in commons and out
of commons at his will and pleasure except at Christmas.
For which admission he will give to the same Fellowship one
tun of good wine.

Master Dygby was admitted to the Clerks' commons
generally, at the instance of Master John Jenour.

Ralf Wrene was admitted to the Fellowship ; 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 one ** hoggeshed "
of good wine.

was admitted into the Fellowship ; 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 one
" hoggeshed *' of good wine.

At a Parliament holden on Wednesday next before the
Feast of AU Saints (30 Nov.), 13 Hen. YIII.

Master Lyster was chosen Eeader for Lent next ensuing.

Memorandum : That it was ordained at the present Parliament
that, as long as there were twelve members at least, or more,
in commons in the Inn of the Middle Temple, they shall
keep commons as long as they were accustomed to do of old
in the time of vacation. And in Christmas week, and for three
weeks in all, let there be allowed to the foresaid members as
much for apparels as in times gone by was allowed to the
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Memorandum : That no one shall be compelled nor bound to
keep Christmas vacation except at his own will. And if he
keep it, let it be allowed to him for a vacation.

Memorandum : That the first little house near Gilbert
Topcliffs chamber, was ordered to be the Steward's house,
and let it hereafter be thus named and called.

At a Parliament holden 5 Feb., 13 Hen. YIII.

Master Hardyng and Master Broun were chosen Assistants
to Master Lyster, the Reader, for his second reading, because
he did not read his first reading in Autumn time.

Master Broun of Somerset, was chosen Eeader for the
vacation in Autumn time next coming.

Thomas Hawgh was admitted into the Fellowship ; 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.

Crues was admitted into the Fellowship ; 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 one ** hoggeshed "
of wine.

At this Parliament Thomas Stukley of Devon is pardoned
12s. of the sum of 31. , which the same Thomas owes to the
foresaid Fellowship for commons, pensions and other debts, on
condition that the said Thomas pays 48s. before the feast of
Easter next coming.

William Cave of Northamptonshire is pardoned all forfeitures
and offices for a fine of 40s., except the office of Marshal.

Master Wattes was admitted into the Fellowship of the
Middle Temple, to the Clerks' commons, at the instance of
Master Wyndesour, knight, and is pardoned all offices and
vacations. And for having the foresaid admission, he granted
to the Fellowship, 20s. Paid.

At a Parliament holden 23 May, 14 Hen. YIII.

Master Broun of Somerset was chosen Eeader for the
coming Autunm vacation, and then began to be named
Reader.

Memorandum : That Master Lyster is Assistant to Master
Broun in the next vacation, or to choose another in his place,
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It was ordained that the pension of all the members,
collected* this Easter term, shall be delivered to the Steward
of the House for the time being, to pay debts to the creditors
of the House.

Vyne was admitted as clerk ; and if he miss one vacation,
let him keep another of the same nature in its stead, always
the next following.

At a Parliament holden on Monday next after the Feast
of St. Thomas the Martyr (14 July), 14 Hen. YIII.

Eichard Lyster, SoUcitor of our lord the King, was chosen
Treasurer of the Middle Temple for the ensuing year.

Master Hardyng and Master Mountagu are appointed
Auditors to audit the account of the last Treasurer, viz.,
Master Pallett.

Master George Courtenay was admitted a member, and is
pardoned all vacations and ofl&ces for a fine of 20s., which he
paid to the Treasurer.

At a Parliament holden on Monday, the Morrow of Souls
(3 Not.), 14 Hen. YIII.

Master Knyghtley was chosen Keader for next Lent vacation,
for his first reading, by assent of Master Vowell, to whose
turn had come the reading, for his second reading in the same
next Lent. But for divers considerations, the foresaid Edmimd
is named as above. And because he is discharged the oflice of
Steward for Christmas time, it was resolved that he shall pay
to the Treasurer, 10 marks in the name of a fine. Which
10 marks were delivered to the Steward for next Christmas
for his expenses at Christmas time, as other Stewards at
Christmas have been used to receive.

{In viargin.) Paid to the Steward of the Inn.

Master Marfyn, chosen for the office of Steward for Christmas
time next.

Master Carant (forfeited),! Master Dygby (took upon himself),
Master Kussell, Master Bulkeley, senior, and Master Tempest

<^ Electa, MS.

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were chosen to the ofl&ce of Marshal for the same time, in
order.

Luddelowe (forfeited), Laylond (is pardoned in the book),
Sonnyflf (took upon himself), and Higham were chosen to the
office of Butler, in order.

Eajmsham (forfeited). Barton (forfeited), Barker (forfeited),
Rogers (took upon himself), Marshall (forfeited). Cave and
Straunge, Asplond were chosen to the office of Masters of the
Revels, in order.

Mordaunt, R., Colmorth and Fytche were chosen, in order.
Constable of the Tower at Christmas time, and all refused :
and Colyns took it upon himself.



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