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154I, full Fellow 9 Mch 154-5, res. 17 Oct. 1557 ; B.A. 24 July 1545,
M.A. 4 Feb. 154I, M.B., Rector 17 Oct. 1556 — 17 Oct. 1557,
Principal of Hart Hall 9 Mch i5i^-i59t, bur. 11 Mch 159- in
S. Peter's in the East, in his 85th year ; the brass plate, still in the
Vestry in 1820, is quoted in Peshall 84, 88, and App. p. 12 it says
he died on ii Mch; Athenx i. 480. William Randall, of Milton
Abbott, Devon, was his heir, Wood's City i. 304. Turner 403 speaks
of Richard {? mistake for Philip) Randell, 1M.A., Principal of Hart
Flail, and Alice his wife, formerly wife of William Forest (he d. 1579).



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In 1579 Hart Hall had 54 commoners on the butler's book, the
'lector catechismi' was Anthony Corano, a Spaniard (Clark i. 153,
156, Nat. Biog. xii. 253), and LL.D. of a foreign University, who
sup. D.D. 2 Ap. 1576. The Chancellor called him before him
17 May 1582 to hear any charges as to his life and doctrine, 'having
with me some of the French Church and others.' He was at Christ
Church I Oct. 1586. The Hall (including Black Hall and gardens)
was taxed 17 Sep. 1551 by M. Thomas Vivian and M. Maurice
Bullocke, and by two burgesses, William Thomas and James Dodwell,
at 33J. 40'.; securities Thomas Williams and James Colynson. Gillow
iii. 367 ; Notes relating to Family of Randall, Rendell, and Rundell,
by W. W. Rundell 1892.

Robert Taynter, Sar. 4 Dec. 1544, in place of Pruett, after
Pruett's second election, adm. 3 Jan. 1544; full Fellow 5 Jan. 154^,
res. 25 July 1546 for a fellowship at Magdalen, when 'there was no
one in the University capable of succeeding' {see a. 1551); B.A.
13 Nov. 1542, sup. M.A. 1548 and 1549, expelled 20 July 1552
from the Congregation of the University because, though an M.A.
of 2 years' standing, he had never taken the oath, but recalled and
took it the same day (Univ. Reg. i. 204, Clark i. 89) ; R. of Fonthill
GiflFord, Wilts 1550, B.D. 22 Feb. 1554; V. of Selborne 1555;
Phillipps i. 214.

Thomas Hill, Dev. 17 Oct. 1546, full Fellow 8 Nov. 1547, vac.
Oct. 1549; sup. B.A. Mich. 1546, determined next Lent.

Robert Capell or Capull, Corn. 17 Oct. 1546, vac. 1553; sup.
B.A. 1549, ? R. of Willingale-Spain, Essex 1546.

Henry Reynolds or Renolds, Sar. 8, and adm. 18, Jan. 154^ in
place of Taynter, vac. 1551 ; sup. B.A. 1549.

Maurice Ley or Lye, an Irishman, Dev. 16, and adm. 29, Jan.
1544, vac. 1548; B.A. 1545 (Marsilius Lee), M.A. 4 Feb. 154I.

Robert Newton, Dev. el. 29 Mch (or 15 Ap.) 1548 in place of
Maurice Ley, adm. 13 May, Rector 17 Oct. 1 557-1559, Second
Perpetual Rector 31 Oct. 1570, res. 4 Oct. 1578; B.A. 1552, M.A.
I July 1557, B.D. 14 Feb. 157I after 20 years' study in theology ; R. of
Bugbroke, Northants 1560, in Sep. 1575 the Bishop of Peterborough
'called him into residence'; had leave of absence 2 Feb. i57|- on
prospect of a benefice : the second Fellow named in the Charter of
Trinity 1555, but did not accept. Wood's Fasti a. 1557, Gutch iii.
107, 518, 520, Warton 316, 318, Clark i. 99.

William Pascawe, Chapl., adm. 13 Feb. 154^, ?vac. Lent 1552.

F



66 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1549

Stephen Marks, Corn. 29 Nov. 1549, res. Oct. 1556; B.A. 1552,
M.A. II July 1554, sup. B.D. 10 Oct. 1559; Rector 17 Oct. 1555-
1556; the first Fellow of Trinity 30 May 1556, but quitted his
fellowship 1560; Gutch iii. 518, Warton 316, 318, 321, 390,

394.

John Collyns, dev. 24 Dec. 1549, vac. 1551, re-elected, again
vac. 27 Feb. 156!^; B.A. in 1552, M.A. 17 July 1553; sup. for
licence to preach 8 July 1572 as M.A., after 12 years' study in
theology; Reg. Nov. 1560 ' domum nostram in Catstreete una cum
parva eidem contigua in annos 63 locavimus magistro Baylye medico,
aliamque pandoxatoriam in parochia sancti Egidii M^o Collins adhuc
socio nostro in annos 50 ex suo ipsius desiderio' : Clark iii. 24 he is
confused with John Collyns, fellow 1540.

Robert Venner, Dev. 14 Mch I5f^, adm. 31 July, vac. 1551.

Roger Crispin, exhibitioner Oriel 18 May 1547; Dev. 10 Ap.
1550, res. 9 (10) June 1556; B.A. 8 Dec. 1554, M.A. 8 July 1558,
M.B. July 1562; Fellow of Trinity 30 ]May 1556, vac. about All
Saints 1562; residing in Exeter College 1560, Warton 400.

William Peryam (is. John, of Exeter, by Elizabeth d. of Robert
Hone of Ottery; her sister Joan m. John, father of Sir Thomas
Bodley), b. Exeter 1534; Dev. 25 Ap., but res. 7 Oct. 1551; M.P.
Plymouth 1562, barrister M.T. 1565, party to an Oxford suit 2 Mch
I58|-, Clark i. 106; Chief Baron of Exchequer Jan. 1593, and
knighted, d. Little Fulford near Crediton 9 Oct. 1604; his 3 wife,
Elizabeth d. of Sir Nicholas Bacon, and a benefactress to Balliol,
d. 3 May 1621 ; of his 4 daughters and heiresses, ]\Iary m. 30 July
1583 Sir William Pole the Antiquary, Elizabeth m. Sir Robert Basset,
Jane m. Thomas Poyntz of Essex, Anne m. William Williams of
Dorset; N. and Gleanings iii. 113, iv. 48, 150; Gutch iii. 79, no,
113 ; a William Pirion was at Christ Church i Oct. 1551 ; Wood F.
28 p. 172.

John Bonetto, Corn. 25 Ap. 1551, d. 2 July 1551, * idoneus
scolaris ditionis Cornubiensis non reperiebatur qui in eius locum
eligeretur.'

Richard Reede, dev. 28 Ap. 1551, forfeited for absence, but
re-elected 17 Ap. 1557, deprived 24 June 1559; B.A. 8 Dec. 1554,
B.C.L. 21 Feb. i55f, ?V. of Coleridge, Devon 1554, ?incorp. as
M.A. from Camb. 14 Oct. 1560; Univ. Reg. i. 243.

Edward James or Jamys, dev. 2 May 1551, res. 14 June 1557;
B.A. 9 Dec. 1553; ?V. of S. Michael Caerhays, Cornwall 1573,



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? V. of Bovey Tracey, Devon 13 Aug. 1576-1577 ; autumn 15;-/)
' xiid M. Jamys primario Aula? Albse pro exscriptione libelli exhibit!
adversum nos per M. Paule in curia domini Vicecancellarii.'

Thomas Elston or Eston, chapl. 30 May 1551, ? vac. 1552.

Hercules Ameridith (2 s. Griffith, M.P. Exeter); Dev. 12 Oct.
1551, vac. 1553; Lent 1553 ' xs Herculi Ameridith ex communi
sociorum consensu cum in Galliam proficisceretur ' ; sup, B.C.L. Oct.
1564.

Reginald Daniell, Dev., adm. 23 Dec. 1551, res. 3 Mch i55f ; V.
of Sancreed, Cornwall 1553.

Thomas Martyn (Martin major), dev. 18 Oct. 1552; B.A. 9 Dec.
1553 ; Hutchins iii. 740, Pits 763 (' Bercheriensis 1563,' ? the same),
? beneficed in Essex.

John Martyn, Chapl., adm. 6 Dec. 1552, B.A. in 1553; winter
1552 ' xiiii- iiii^ sacerdoti obeunti munus sacellani per estatem';
? V. of Somerton, Som. 1554.

Richard Tremayne (s. Thomas, of Collacomb near Tavistock, by
Philippa I d. of Roger Grenville of Stowe), B.A, Broadg. H. i54|-;
Dev. 28 Mch 1553, M.A. 17 July 1553, B. and D.D. 15 Feb. 156I,
vac. by flying to Germany in Mary's first year, re-elected 17 Oct. 1559
in place of Reede; vac. by absence 8 May 1560; of Broadg. H.
20 Feb. 156I; archdeacon of Chichester 7 Ap. 1559-1560 (Rymer,
under Elizabeth p. 85); gave the College Montanus' Bible; R. of
Doddiscombleigh, Devon 15 Jan. 156^, res. 1564 ; V. of IMenheniot
1559-84, R. of Combe-Martin, Devon 1569 ; proctor in Convocation
1562, signed the document that established the Thirty-nine Articles,
Wilkins' Concilia iv. 238, 240; Treasurer of Exeter 10 Feb. i5|^-
1584, bur. Lamerton 30 Nov. 1584, will proved 15 Dec. 1584;
m. Johanna d. of Sir Peter Courtenay of Ugbrook 19 Sept. 1569,
she d. 1595; Eccl. Ant. iii. 72; C. S. Gilbert's Cornwall ii, 293;
Bibl. Corn. 778, Visit, Corn. 617; English Garner ii. 522, Grosart's
Townley MSS, Robert Nowell, 202-3,

Roger Evans, Corn. 28 Mch 1553, res. 26 INIay 1556; Fellow of
Trinity 30 May 1556 when already B.A., sup. M.A. 8 Ap. 1559, res.
1559, Warton 401 ; R. of Bridestowe, Devon 1571.

James Farrant, Dev. 14 Oct. 1553; B.A. 8 Dec. 1554, d. 31 Jan.

i55f-

William Grylls, dev, 23 Nov. 1553, but does not occur again;
perhaps the William Grylls, M,A,, Fellow in 154 1, was re-elected for
a short time.



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Henry Dotyn, dev., adm. 24 Mch 155^; vac. 1560; sup. B.A.
25 Jan. i55f ; I\LA. 31 Jan. 15^$; V. of Bampton 28 Feb. 155I 'by
the resignation of John Dotyn ' (Giles' Bampton xxxvii, Wood's Life,
ii. 21) his uncle; resident 1565; ?R. of Stokeinteignhead, Devon
1569. Autumn 1556 'iij- ii^ pro tribus foliis membrane pro carta ad
scribendum inventarium bonorum Collegii ex iussu Visitatorum, iiis
mid domino Dotten pro exscriptione statutorum et inventarii bonorum
Collegii quae exhibita erant Visitatoribus.' He left £20 to the College.

Sampson Spoure, Corn., adm, 11 Oct. 1554, res. Ap. 1557; sup.
B.A. 25 Jan. issf.

William Woderoffe, Chapl., adm. 4 Ap. 1555, vac. 1559, B.A. ;
V. of Cullompton, Devon 16 Feb. I55f, R. of Lydeard S. Laurence,
Som. 1561-73, d. 1573; Eccl. Ant. i. 114; State Papers Henry VIII
iv. p. 2686.

Robert Elston (Eston, Eyston), B.A. Brasenose 9 Nov. 1554;
Sar., adm. 26 Ap. 1555, vac. by absence 21 Mch 155I. Winter
1555 'iind domino Elstone ad respondendum pro Collegio in curia
domini Broun militis ' [Pin the North Hundred].

John Neale, dev. 4 Mch I55f ; B.A. 14 Dec. 1557, M.A. 28 Nov.
1560; Rector 18 Oct. 1 560-1 565, 'elected while B.A., such was the
scarcity of Masters,' Perpetual Rector after Whitsuntide 1566, deprived
by Elizabeth's Visitors 12 Oct. 1570 for refusing to appear before
them ; in 1568 had leave to visit his blind father and orphan nephews;
Fellow of S. John's (was he a nephew of Alexander Belser first
president of S. John's?); he reached Douay i June 1578, was sent to
England 1580, imprisoned and banished 1585, Douay Diaries 27,
142-3, 159 (he was then 'old'), 261, 291 ' Exoniensis ' ; Hist, of
Kidlington (O. H. Soc.) 285; Bodl. Cat. v. Oxonia p. 920 (for Neale
and Bereblock); Wood's Fasti a. 1557, Gutch ii. 169, Rot. Orig.
8 Eliz. p. 2, rot. 90. Chardener is called his poor Scholar 1564 (Clark
i. 287), ? the same as John Chardon, fellow 1565.

Thomas Pinche, Corn. 27 May 1556; B.A. 14 Dec. 1557, M.A.
24 July 1563; adm. Chaplain 13 Ap. 1559 in place of Woderoffe,
res. 15 Aug. 1572. Winter 1561 'xxx^- domino Pintch ex largitione
sociorum qui solitis commodis privatur'; winter 1563 'xxxj M. Pynche
ita uti ad sepius solitum est pro compensatione Preiende'; so Lent
1564 'xxviiij \\\\d Smale, Fortescue, Babbe, Napper, et Rysdon pro
suffrages et exequiis ' (compensation for former profits).

George Fitz (? s. John, by Agnes d. of Roger Granville) ; at Ch.
Ch. 24 Dec. 1554 'from Devon, age 17'; Dev. 10 June 1556, but



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res. same day ; no successor was elected till after the Vacation,
because the Fellows could not agree; B.A. 9 Dec. 1556, perhaps at
Inner Temple 1559 'from London.'

William Cliffe, Dev. 10 Oct, 1556, d. 19 Jan. 155 J.

Richard Fountayne {? 3 s. Hugh, Visit. Devon 368), dev. 10 Oct.
1556, res. 17 Jan. 155!; s"P- ^.A. May 1556; M.A. 15 Feb. 15^^,
resident Lent 156I and 1565, V. of Brent 8 May 1561, of Loddeswell
1573, both in Devon, canon of Exeter 1573; INIonast. Exon. 372,
Visit. Devon 368; Herbert Reynolds' Odd Ways hi Olden Days
Doivn Wesl 1892 p. 19-20.

Christopher Smale (in 1567 and 1573 called an only child,
his father living but mother dead, she was ill on 30 Mch 1567, his
father d. 1574), Corn. 26 Oct. 1556, vac. by absence in the plague
time, re-elected 9 IMch 1564, res. 1575 rather than take the degree
of B.D., Douay Diaries 9, 145, 148, 150, 153; B.A. 3 Mch 155^,
M.A. 24 July 1563, Clerk of the Market 10 Oct. 1569, Reg. p. 99;
John Oldacre of Derby, his serviens, M. 3 Dec. 1575 age 21.

Richard Spicer, Dev., adm. 17 Ap. 1557, vac. by absence 25 Feb.
156^; B.A. I Feb. 155^, M.A. 24 July 1563 ; re-elected 27 Feb. 156!^,
res. 14 Oct. 1562; (probationer fellow Merton 1562, rejected 1563,
Brodrick 265 ;) re-appointed as the first Petrean Fellow 1566, res.
23 June 1567; made Reader 1566, and allowed the same year to
teach boys in the country.

Thomas Kempthorne (o. s. John Ley alias Kempthorne, of
Tonacombe in Morwenstow, by Thomasin d. and h. of Jordan), Corn.
17 Ap. 1557, vac. by absence i May 1560; B.A. 3 IMch 155I; V. of
Morwenstow 1560-94, bur. there 29 Ap. 1594; m. 8 Sep. 1562
Thomasin d. of John Cholwell ; Coll. Corn. 447.

Francis Banger, or Beanger, Sar. 15 June 1557, vac. by absence
26 June 1559; R. of Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset 1558; Hutchins
ii. 198.

Thomas Fortescue, Dev. 17 Oct. 1557, res. 10 Feb. 155^, (Pat
Corpus 2 Nov. 1560), re-elected 2 Dec. 1561 in place of Bellew;
Pat Middle Temple 1561 as 2 s. Edward; full Fellow 20 Mch 156I,
in charge of the College during the plague of 1564 ; sup. B.A. 8 Ap.
1559; I\LA. 29 Oct. 1562; re-appointed as Petrean Fellow 1566,
and permitted to travel in France and elsewhere for four years to
study medicine or law, with an allowance of £6 13J. ^d. and the rent
of his rooms; res. 1569; Athenae ii. 342. A Thomas Fortescue
wrote the Foreste 1571, translated from Pedro Mexia's Silva de varia



70 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [155I

lecion ; Warton's Poetry^ Ticknor i. 494, Bullen's Marlowe xxiii. Was
he Thomas Fortescue of Dartmouth, who d. 1602 and left a bequest
to the College? ; Fortescue Family ii. 26.

John Farrant, dev. 27 Jan. 1553-, ^^c. by absence 30 Mch 1559.

John Babbe, Exhibitioner at Oriel 1551 ; at S. Mary H. 11 Aug.
1552; Dev. 19 Jan. i55f, vac. by absence, re-elected 9 Mch i56i;
B.A. 14 Dec. 1 56 1, sup, M.A. 10 Mch 156A

William Pollard, Dev. 16 Feb. I55f, vac. by absence 25 Feb.
1564 ; B.A. 4 Dec. 1561, at Inner Temple 1563 as of Horwood,
Devon; Lysons' Devon cxxv, Visit. Devon 597, Visit. Corn. 372.

Richard Braye, Corn. 1 7 Ap. 1559 in place of Pinche (transferred
to Chaplaincy); B.A. 4 Dec. 1561, res. 4 Feb. i56f on being el. and
adm. to All Souls 3 Feb.; B.C.L. 19 Aug. 1566, sup. D.C.L. 3 Oct.
1573 j Principal of New Inn H. 1570-1. Lent 1566 *xiiii//vij v'md
a vidua Polkynhorne et domino Braye de CoUegio Omnium Animarum
pro Gwynner debitis nobis hoc pascate iam instante.' Reg. 22 Oct.
1591 ; Gutch's Collectanea ii. 277.

William Shepereve (Shepree, Sheperye), Exhibitioner at Oriel
19 Aug. 1556; Sar. 17 Oct. 1559, res. Mch 1564, re-elected 18 Ap.
1566, in place of Napper ; re-elected 30 June 1567 into his own
vacant place, vac. 1568, Athene i. 669; B.A. 4 Dec. 1561. Reg.
1561 ' mense Julii locavimus et concessimus tres indenturas, unam (de
Long Witnam) domino Shepreve in annos 41 : aliam (de Gwynner)
Ricardo Neale ; terciam (of a house in S. Mary IMagdalen parish)
Somersbye.' Douay Diaries 6, 25, 104, 274, 342 (letter from him),
360.

Robert Napper (3 s. James, of Swyre, Dorset), Sar. 17 Oct. 1559,
adm. 6 Jan. 156^, full Fellow 17 Jan. 156I, vac. by absence 11 Ap.
1566; B.A. 29 Oct. 1562, M.P. Dorchester 1586-7, Bridport 1601,
Wareham 1 604-11 ; at Middle Temple 1565, Chief Baron of Ex-
chequer in Ireland 1593, knighted 1593, Sheriff of Dorset 1606,
bought estate of Middlemarsh, d. 20 Sep. 1615, his wife Magdalen
d. 5 Mch 163I; Wood's Fasti a. 1562; Hutchins ii. 185, 370, 770,
772, iii. 125, iv. 483.

Ralph Gittisham (Gittsom, Jutsam) singing clerk at Magdalen
1559; Dev. 17 Oct. 1559, vac. by absence in plague time 25 Feb.
156^, re-elected May 1565, allowed to teach boys in the country
10 Aug. 1566, being poor, and so 8 Mch 156I (so Wylliams 1564,
and Carpenter 1575, and H. Paynter 1577), ^'^^- 7 ^^cc. 1567; his
brother was very ill in 1567 ; B.A. 29 Oct. 1562, M.A. 17 May 1566 ;



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Bloxam ii. 40; winter 1560 ' \\d domino Jutsam pro exarando
prcsenti compotu'; winter 1561 'xviii^ Gutsam pro exscribenda
compositione de Mahinnet.'

William Paynter, Corn. 7 May 1560, res. 30 June 1575; B.A.
4 Dec. 1561, MA. 14 Ap. 1565, 'in actu stetit' 18 Feb. i56|, B.C.L.
18 Feb. 157^; Reg. a. 161 4; Lent 1564 ' iis \ud pro emendatione
vitrei in cubiculo domini Paynter et Bedlow'; R. of Halstowe, Kent
1564, of Swyre, Dorset 1567, ? through James Napper of Swyre,
father of Robert Napper fellow 1559. He gave evidence 1614 as
remembering the settlement of the Petrean benefaction.

Richard Southerne (Sotherne, Sowthorne), b. Exeter, scholar of
Trinity 7 June 1558 age 16; Dev. 14 June 1560, vac. by absence
20 Aug. 1562 ; B.A. 28 May 1560 ; Warton 421 ; a Thomas Southern,
Treasurer of Exeter Cathedral 1531-57, is mentioned in the Computus
of summer 1532. State Papers 1532 p. 733.

Henry Chichester, Dev. 22 Oct. 1560, res. 3 July 1563.

John Belle^w, or Bedlow (2 s. William Bellew, of Ash in Brampton,
by Anne d. of Sir Hugh Stukley), Dev. 1561, res. i Dec. 1561 ; B.A.
10 May 1563, M.A. 4 July 1566, sup. B.C.L. 1570; living 1620 as
priest of Bratton Fleming, and bur. 20 Ap. 1622 at Monkleigh.
Lysons' Devon cxxxiv, Visit. Devon 69.

Edward Risdon (s. Giles, of Bableigh), bap. Parkham i June
1541, Dev. 4 Mch 156^, res. 20 Jan. i56f 'duplici sacerdotio
donatus ' (i. e. having taken two livings, viz. R. of IMawgan, Cornwall
1562, of Sutcombe, Devon 1564); B.A. 29 Oct. 1562, 'sojourning
in College' 1565, M.A. 17 May 1566; Jesuit priest, one of the
founders of Douai College ; no one appeared for some time to stand
for the fellowships of Chichester and Risdon; Athenae i. 513, Visit.
Devon 649, Dodd's Church History, Trans. Devon Assoc. 1886, N.
and Gleanings i. 152, 175.

William Wyatt, Wyet, Wiott, (s. Philip), bap. Braunton 14 Dec.
1539, Dev. 13 Oct. 1562, adm. 5 Feb. 156!; B.A. 23 July 1563,
M.A. 17 IMay 1566, B.D. 14 Feb. 157I; Sub-rector 1574; had leave
of absence 1573 on account of his mother's health; R. of White-
staunton, Som. 1576, of Tawstock, Devon 4 June 1577, had leave of
absence 7 Feb. 157I because of a dispute as to this living; d. in
college 5 Mch 157I, and bur. in S. Michael's, Oxford. Visit. Devon
317, Eccl. Ant. ii. 119, Gutch ii. 169.

Peter Randell, dev. 15 Oct. 1562, adm. i Ap. 1564, full Fellow
10 Ap. 1565, res. 1583; B.A. 18 Ap. 1567, M.A. 16 Feb. 157I.



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Note. — Reg. 1562, 'decretum portionem panis quo per singiilos dies sumus
pasturi (nimirum decimam terciam singulorum panum portionem que lucmm panis
vulgo, Anglice the vantage, appellatur) baud ulterius aut in communem aut in
economi sed rectoris duntaxat utilitatem transferri adeo ut in posterum semper
liceat rectori decimam terciam partem singulorum panum per universum annum
in collegium nostrum adductorum sibi quasi ius suum iustissimum vendicare,
recipere et in proprium sui ipsius usum prout sibi soli quoquo tempore videbitur
dispensare et collocare, preter stipendium sibi a fundatore concessum in statutis
expressum.

Preterea quemvis tam sociorum quam commensalium et battillarioram intra
mensem aut aliquanto minus spacium si recte facileque fieri possit quovis termino
cuiuslibet anni finito economo statim pro battis omnibus satisfacturum ut is etiam
ipse pinsoribus ceterisque quibus debet singulis (quantum ad nostram victus
rationem spectal) debita statim persolvat.'

1 7 Oct. ' Chichester, Wiet, et Randall electi in communanim participationem
nondum admittuntur quia hac tempestate (in tanta scilicet charitate rerum prope
omnium) magis gravatur collegium quam ut singulos sustinere queat.'

ipCf, 'Sub quadragesimam hoc anno, in tanta nimirum annone, edulii, cetera-
rumque rerum caritate, preterea cum erarii penitus exhausti tum numeri nostrum
omnium quorum victus, ac stijiendia vel a statutis concessa approbante vetustate non
modo censum nostrum quotannis exhauriunt sed etiam magnopere superant (quod
ex annuali computu per niultos retro annos constitit) baud modica ratione habita,
statuimus cuilibet licitum esse socio per fusius tempus quam statuta liquidis verbis
patiantur (quamvis statutorum sensui sive fundatoris sententie tanta iam penuria
coacti refragari baud existimemus) rusticari, spaciari seu peragrare nempe ad
biennium modo Uteris vacet et honestis incumbat disciplinis donee debita cuique
stipendia, communas et id genus alia largiri consueta nobis commode ministrare
collegium suffeceiit. Ita tamen quemlibet abesse oportet ultra consuetum et a
statute prescriptum tempus, ut omni alio emolumento pro huius absencie ratione
privatus cubiculi sui duntaxat commodo fulciatur unde socius in dies agnoscatur
et iuris nostri particeps assidue pro tempore habealur.'

14 Oct. ' Rector obtulit computum suum coram sociis (ut mos inolevit) reddendum.
Sed quod duo duntaxat socii tunc temporis domi adessent, nempe M'' Pinche et
dominus Brey, visum est illis et rectori eundem in aliud tempus cum plures socii
sufficientes testes domum sese reciperent (consopita nimirum pestilencia que tam
Oxonie quam aliis multis in locis ea tempestate ingruebat) differre, et inchoatum
(prout suadent statuta) relinquere. Eademque de causa nee rector constitute
tempore creatus erat nee computus sub natalem domini (inchoatus) conficiebatur
quem tamen vicem gerens uti prius reddere voluit.'

1564, Mch 30, ' decretum ut cui liberet liccrct sese absentare ingruente denuo
pestilencia usque ad diem veneris sub festum Dionisii salvo cuiusquc iure conces-
saque cuique ita absenti summa xi'nui ' (i. e. weekly).

Some of the sojourners behaved badly, ' adeo dulce illis erat nondum ad virilem
etatem provectis hominibus in summam liccnciam parum pecunie parcentibus
vivere ; Unde profecto satis superque cxploratum habuimus statutorum morumve
quantumvis brevem intcrmissionem boni ordinis esse solutionem magistratuum et
rectorum contemptum ac certe ansam et maximam (juasi feneslram ad omnem fere
neiiuitiam.'

Note. — Winter 156,^, 'xl.f a M. CJearc pro reiUlilu nu]ier acquisito nobis per eas
pccunias (jue nobis ea sola dc causa ilatc sunt tt ti.ulilc a picjiosito ct sociis



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CoUegii beate Marie [i.e. Oriel] prout auctoramentum seu litcra obligatoria
plenius testatur.'

Note. — Keg. 23 July 1564 ' dominus Pinch et dominus .Smale inceperunt in
artibus ac statim a prandio in viperiis (quod aiunt) una cum magistro Fortescue
sodali necnon [Olivero] Whiddon et [Gulielmo] Stocker suggenariis (qui paulo
ante inceperunt [8 May 1563]) agitabant et steterunt. Tercio dehinc die una
omnes gradum complevere.'

Note. — In 1564 Humphrey Farrand was butler, Thomas Smallpage manciple,
Clark i. 28S.

Note. — Summer 1564. . . ' Ilic animadvertendnm antiquum computandi ordinem
ex unanimi nostrum consensu, pestilencia nimirum ingravescente, cessasse ac
singulis sociis ab hoc tempore segregatis metuque pestis peragrantibus summam
quatuordecem denariorum septimanatim usque ad diem Veneris sub diem Dionisii
esse concessam, proinde hoc niodo computandum est ut sequitur, " xis vind pro
commimis 10 sociorum 7 septimana," etc' ; autumn 1564, ' ii'i/i iius iia? M. Smale
quod sibi custodiam Collegii, quantumvis grassante pestilencia seu alio quovis
casu contingente, assumeret.'

Note. — Summer 1565 ' niii/ bedello pro exemplare novorum statutorum Uni-
versitatis.'

John Wylliams, Corn. 9 Feb, I56f, adm. 17 Oct. 1564; B.A.
6 Ap, 1566; ]\LA. 21 Nov. 1569; a teacher in the country 1569
necessitate cogente; removed 12 Aug. 1572 for not taking his M.A. at
the proper time ; M.A. 12 Oct. 1573; Clark i. 86.

Raymond Westlake, Dev. i Mch 156^, adm. 17 Oct. 1564, vac.
by absence in plague time, re-elected 9 Mch 156^, adm. 15 Ap.; full
Fellow 27 Oct. 1565, res. 30 June 1580; B.A. 6 Ap. 1566, M.A.
21 Nov. 1569 ; gave two silver cups to the College in 1580. Douay
Diaries 184, 20 Jan. 1582; Clark i. 244, 389 William Hobson, his
strviens, M. 3 Dec. 1575 age 23.

Giles Crede, dev. i Mch 156I, adm. 12 INIay 1565, vac. by absence
25 Feb. 156^, V. of S. Minver, Cornwall 27 Jan. 1577-1593, bur.
3 Ap. 1593 ; IMaclean iii. 20.

Simon Trippe, at Corpus 14 Ap. 1559, Fellow 12 Feb. 1563
'lector humanitatis '; Dev. 3 INIch 156^, res. 19 May 1565, preferring
to remain at Corpus; B.A. 18 Ap. 1564, ]\LA. 10 July 1568 ; Fowler's
Corpus 122, 133-7.

John Chardon, Dev. 3 Mch I56i, adm. 14 Oct. 1565 (the Reg.
24 Oct. 1566 has a curious entry about him), had leave of absence
18 May 1567 to take a living, res. 6 Ap. 1568; B.A. 18 Ap. 1567,
M.A. 27 Mch 1572, B.D. 15 Nov. 1581, D.D. 14 Ap. 1586; V. of
Heavitree 9 Aug. 1571-1595, of Colebrooke 16 May 1573, R. of
Tedburn S. Mary 1581-95, Canon of Exeter 1581-95; sojourning
in College 1572; R. of Cahir 1596, Bishop of Down and Connor



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4 May 1596, Warden of the College of Youghall 1598, d. 1601 ;
Sermon on Funeral of Sir Gawen Carew 22 Ap. 1584 at Exeter,
publ. London 1586; Wood's Fasti a. 1567, 1572, 1581, Athense i.
715, ii. 845, Prince 200, Eccl. Ant. i. 48, Cotton's Fasti Hibern. iii.
204, Tanner 165 v. Chardon and Charlton, Clark i. 43, 134, N. and
Gleanings v. 16, Nat. Biog. John Charlton dedicated his translation
from Cornelius Valerius' Ethics, The Casket 0/ Jezvels, 1571, to Sir
Gervas Clifton as ' your dayly oratour,' and speaks of himself as ' late



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