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them in the margin (9 and 10).

1. The Statutes order the fellows to wear black boots or of some
colour akin to it; and priestly dress, i.e. plain shirts, not parted down
to the navel, nor with lappets hanging down like promontories, nor
plaits round the neck like courtiers.

2. Bachelors and scholars [scholasiici) coming to the House of God
should avoid all noise, stories, bad manners ; let them give themselves
to prayer, not to books of profane literature, and uncover their heads
during service, and stand up to sing Magnificat, Nu7ic dimitiis,
Te Deum, Benedidus, but kneel at the Kyrieleson.

3. The two junior fellows should alternately guide the singing of
the psalms, and the junior should open and arrange the books and,
after service, close them and put them back ; and, with the bible
clerk, deck the altars with a richer covering on solemn feasts, and
take it off towards evening ; and read the Epistle at masses for the

4. Now, since most IMasters are in holy orders and prevented by
various causes, besides the consecration of the Lord's Body, from
being in the choir at the beginning of matins and vespers, we exhort
the bachelors to come early and be present when the bell stops, lest
waiting for them should prevent the chaplain from celebrating mass
and cause others not to celebrate or to go away.

5. Bachelors should frequent the public musaeum or library and,
after the octaves of S. Dennis, stay there every night from 6 to 8,
studying good books, especially of logic and philosophy, unless the
Rector thinks good to intermit it owing to excessive cold, or relax it

* The Latin is printed in ed. i. p, 1S2.


to refresh their minds ; and they shall observe this rule to Sexagesima,
and this shall hold also of the longer disputations.

6. Bachelors should accustom themselves to public lectures and
sophisms, either at Harthall, or any other place they may prefer.

7. All fellows leading the life of scholars, that they may the sooner
acquire learning, according to Walter Stapeldon's statutes, should
attend public lectures at Harthall ; and, since logic lectures profit little
unless there is constant practice in disputations, they should attend
the Sophisms and Variations kept up there with such care, and if they
do not, the Principal or his deputy shall punish them, and report
defaulters to the Rector for severer chastisement. The same holds of
the battellars.

8. Bachelors should not be too familiar with Masters and should
respect their higher degree. If any bachelor shares the Rector's dish
at dinner or supper, let him eat with his head uncovered.

9. The Rector and fellows feed those in the prison once a week
at an expense of 4d, on such food as will feed many of them.

10. Old fellows are entertained thrice at the College expense by
the Rector or his deputy.

11. No one is to rise from dinner till the Rector has said Grace,
except for good cause, approved by the Rector.

12. No one is to enter the buttery or take anything, without the
presence and leave of the Bookkeeper, Bible-clerk or ^Manciple.

13. Scholars are to walk about with uncovered heads within the
Academy, until they are bachelors and have determined in Lent.

14. Every fellow is to wear the dress of his degree at sermons in
S. Mary's and at theological disputations.

15. Bachelors should have gowns reaching down to the knees, till
they take their Master's degree.

The College as a whole sided with the opposition to Henry VlH's
measures, as did the West of England, from which so many of its
members came. John Moreman in particular, Vicar of Menheniot,
was an opponent of Queen Catherine's divorce, and was imprisoned
in Edward VI's reign. One demand of the Cornish insurgents in
1549 runs thus, 'We will have Dr. IMoreman and Dr. Crispm, which
hold our opinions, to be safely sent unto us, and to them we require
the King's Majesty to give some certain livings to preach among us


our Catholic failh.' IMoreman was distinguished in the Convocation
of 1553' He was also famous in the west as a schoolmaster. John
Hooker of Exeter, the antiquary, was brought up under him and
praises the goodness of his disposition. At his living of Menheniot
he taught the Creed, Lord's Prayer, and Commandments in English,
the people hitherto using only the Cornish language. This was
probably in obedience to Cromwell's Injunctions of 1536 'to cause
their people to learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten
Commandments in the vulgar tongue, and to give them plain in-
structions upon these,' and the similar Injunctions of 1538 and 1547 ^
Cornish plays were still acted in regular amphitheatres, of which
there are even now some remains at S. Just near the Land's End and
at Perranzabulo. These plays - were probably written by ecclesiastics,
and the names of places mentioned in them seem to point to the
monastery of Glasney near Penryn (founded by Walter Bronescombe
bishop of Exeter 1264-7 ^or thirteen canons and thirteen vicars)
as the place where most of the writers resided. John de Landreyn
fellow of Exeter was canon of Glasney 1376, William Noe canon
1413; Walter Trengoff was Provost of Glasney 1427-36, and
Michael Trewynard and John Evelyn Provosts later on in the
century. These University men may have had something to do
with the composition of these dramas, in which more art is used in
continuing the series of events than we find in the Townley, Chester,
and Coventry Mysteries, the contemporary English collections.
Norden, writing about 1584, says that 'of late the Cornishe men
have much conformed themselves to the use of the Englishe tongue ;
from Truro Eastwarde it is in manner wholy Englishe.' But as late
as 1640 the aged inhabitants of S. Feock, a church attached to
Glasney, required the sacrament to be administered to them in the
Cornish tongue, and the formula used for this purpose has been
preserved ^ One of the Cornish dramas written by William Jordan
was translated into English ' by Mr. John Keigwin of IMoushole of
the Lower House at the request of the right reverend father in God

^ Foxe's Monuments a. 1554, Jas. Parker's Introduction to Prayerbook p. xxi.

"^ The Ancient Cornish Drama, by Edwin Norris, Oxford, 1S59; The Life of
Saint Mcriasek, a Cornish Drama, ed. Whitley Stokes, 1S72 ; Bibl. Corn. 280,
281, 629. For plays at Otterysee Oliver's Monasticon 261.

•' Hals in Lake's Cornivall ii. p. 3.


Jonathan Lord Bishop of Exon 1697/ Two of the Provosts, John
Nans and Alexander Penkyll were successively Rectors of Camborne,
and one of the plays is on the subject of S. INIeriadoc the patron
saint of that parish, where the Saint's Well is still known ; the IMS. of
the play was written in 1 504 by ' dominus Hadton ' while Nans was
Rector and the former Rector Penkyll was Provost.

The Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535-6 gives the revenues of the
College as only £83 2s, out of which the Rector and Chaplain have
each £4 4</j thirteen Fellows £3 los 4^ each \ In 1522 a forced

^ The receipts were, 'from Menheniot C20, Gwinear ^26 ly ^d, Long Wittenham
£26 (but 14^ are deducted), house in S. Peter le Baily 135 ^d, in S. Martin's 6s,
from Hart Hall 40^-, in S. Mary's 20^, from schools 105, in S. Michael's ^d, in
S. Giles £^ Ss, in S. Mary Magdalen 20^ (but 12s paid to Godstow, 4^ to Osney,
6s to Christchurch, to the City 2s, to John Browne 200?, to S. Peter le Baily I2d,
are deducted, 23^ in all), Rowland Barratt at Bensington 31^-. The total is JC83 2s.
The payments are, to the chaplain 26s Sd, and 525 for his commons ; for the
exequies of M. Moore 17^', of Fulk Bowcher and Elizabeth his wife 5^', of William
Palmer 5^, of Robert Lidford 5^, of Henry Webber 5^-, of Roger Keys 55, of
Nicholas Gosse 135 ^d, of Thomas Carewe 55, of John Polyng 75 6d, of Cardinal
Beaufort ^s 2d, of the Founder 6^, of Bishop Stafford and Richard Graynfield
5^ 2d, of John Kyrkham 15J ; for daily mass, &c., 52J, to a parish clerk y 2d,
to the crier for the dead 2s. The total )Cii 15^, with the previous deductions
of 14s and 23^-, makes £1^ J2s. Deducting this from £s^ 2s we have £6g los, part
of which is thus distributed : — The Rector and Chaplain have each £4 ^d, thirteen
Fellows <C3 los ^d ea.ch. — total £53 I5J-. The Rector and Fellows petition that ths
present allowances may be continued, viz.: to the barber 105, laundress ly ^d,
cook 13^ ^d, manciple (C3 6s Sd, three servientes £^ 4s, manciple 34^' S(/; in
oblations 2S 8d, to the friars 2s ^d, in chapel expenses £^, in cloths and cups &c.
40J, to the Rector 205, to the Fellows £6 los — and 505 for visiting their friends;
to seneschal and bailiffs, &c. jCs : the total being £30 7^.' Part of these payments
came from room rents, &c.

MS. Survey of Exeter College in the time of Henry VIH, Augmentation Books
441 (Record Office) : ' Denariis annuatim solutis versus victum i Rectoris et xiiii
Sociorum juxta ratam xud hebdomadatim ex statuto collegii xxxix//; expensis
Rectoris et Sociorum super comunas suas, viz. v principalibus fcstis vocalis
Gazvdye daycs juxta ratam vi^ Rectori et cuilibet Sociorum xxxviij vi(/ ; denariis in
emcndatione comunarum suarum ex antiqua estimatione vocatis contributions
per annum Ixxj ; mensa v famulorum viz. mancipii promi lectoris bibliae coci
et subcoci, cuilibet xd septimanatim ; decrementum annuatim ratione panis et
aliarum rerum caritate accidentium communibus annis per annum \Ui ; stipendia
Rectoris ws, xiii Sociorum cuilibet X5, et xiiii" Socio vocato the chapkyn xxvi^
viii(/; exhibitiones factae Rectori et Sociis in cxcquiis pro fundatoribus et bene-
factoribus cviij iiiia^; pro missa quotidie celcbranda juxta ratam xiii/ septimanatim ;
stipendia famulorum mancipio xxvi^ viii(/, coquo xiii.f iiii</, barbetonsori xj, lotrici
xxs (? xiiij iiiir/).'

There was sometimes trouble with the manciple. Reg. 1557 ' Hoc anno
Guliclmus Paw (Turner 154, 190,' nupcr cconomu sea mancipium huius collegii


loan of £40 was levied by Royal Commissioners on the College.
Balliol and Queen's paid the same amount ; the highest sums were
paid by Magdalen and New College, State Papers Henry VIII, iii.
No. 24831. In 1536 Exeter paid 4s 8d for tithes and first fruits,
Balliol and University 4^ id each ; and so on up to Frideswide
40s lod, and Magdalen £3 22d (Bodl. MS. F. F. p. 130). In 1524
Nicholas the cook, rated at 205-, paid 4d subsidy to the King, O. H. S.
xvi. 69, see IMullinger i. 551.

That the proclamations of 1534 and 1539 about the names of the
Pope and of S. Thomas of Canterbury were obeyed is proved by the
erasures in the College copy of the Sarum Breviary ^ printed by
Chevallon and Regnault in 1531 at Paris, one of the six surviving

The College also possesses nine other Sarum books of various
kinds. Other Service Books are occasionally mentioned, a Legenda,
a Collectarium in the computus of winter 1457 ' iiiij pro liga-
turade novo et tectura cuiusdam libri Capellae Collectarium comuniter
vocati quem librum habuimus a venerabili domino Edmundo Stafford,
\\\\d More stacionario pro labore suo duobus diebus appreciando

Exon. exhibuit primo coram aliis venerabilibus viris, deinde coram doctore
Raynold huius alme Academiae Oxon. Commissario quosdam articulos contra
rectorem et socios collegii predict! ; In quibus iniustissime petebat precipue hec
quatuor. Imprimis iure officii sui deberi sibi panis potus ceterorumque cibariorum
emolumenta. Item collegium teneri ad solvendum debita seu batillos sociorum
si qui illorum discederent, non solutis debitis. Item collegium teneri ad solvendum
communas, decrementa et batillos suggenariorum si qui ipsorum discederent non
solutis debitis. Item collegium teneri ad solvendum debita ac battillos batilla-
riorum, si qui ipsorum discederent non solutis debitis. Que omnia ac singula
fuisse iniustissima ac falsissima probatum erat coram commissario predicto non
solum testimoniis ex hac parte scriptis infranominatorum gravissimorum virorum
vz M. Holwell, M. Bale, M. Smith, M. Dotynne, M. Carter, M. Yendall, M.
More et M. Vyvian quondam sociorum predicti collegii ; verum etiam sententiis
ac calculis quorundam juris peritissimorum qui palam idque sepius affirmabant
contra omne Jus et equitatem esse ; primo ut servus prescriberet dominis suis quid
et quantum stipendii ac emolumenti sibi daretur ; dein ut universitas aliqua seu
collegium teneretur ad solvendum aliorum aut alia debita quam que prescriberentur
a fundatore eiusdem collegii et cetera. Nam sic facile ruina ac subversio omnium
collegiovum sequeretur. Atque post banc litem consopitam de hac re, Collegium
obtinuit a dicto G. Paw coram Commissario predicto generalem acquietauciam
eius Gul. Paw sigillo sigillatam et propria manu subscriptam que in cista communi

' Breviarii Sarum fasciculus ii, ed. Procter ard Wordsworth, Cambridge, iS;9,
p. vii.


libros coUegii qui traduntur in eleccionibus sociorum ' : an old Porti-
forium of the Use of Hereford, sold in winter 1449 for \\s v'nid :
a. 1466 a Liber Sermonum factus de tempore per circulum anni. The
destruction of Service Books at the time of the Reformation was per-
haps not so extensive as is usually supposed. A far more complete
destruction fell on the Protestant Service Books and Bibles in Mary's
reign. The Library has only two copies of Tyndale's New Testa-
ment, No. 3 and No. 5 in Mr. Fry's list', and of the latter only two
other copies are known.

The notices in the Computi about the changes made in the services
are very curious and interesting : 1547 ' 2od for a book of homilies
and the Royal Injunctions, 13^ ^d for the Old and New Testament in
English,' 1548 ' 4d for two books of the Administration of the Com-
munion of the Lord's Body and Blood, 5^ Sd for Erasmus' Paraphrases
in English for Long Wytnam,' 1549 ' 13^ to I\I. Whetcomb for replac-
ing in the library a book of the Old and New Testament in Latin, los
for two books of public Prayers issued by the King's order, 3J 4d to
dominus Capell for twice writing out the King's Injunctions and some
other things for the use of the College, lod for a New Testament for
the use of the Hall {received £16 7^ id for a cross and pix and other
ornaments used in the Chapel), 45' for two books for singing the
psalms in English,' 1550 '{received los from M. Grylls for the old
Chapel Books,) 8^ for a book of the ordination of bishops, priests and
deacons,' 1551 ' {received £5 6^' 8d for the sale of Chapel ornaments,) '
1552 ' 4^^ 6d for a book of public Prayers, 2od for a book of psalms in
English,' 1553 ' {received ^s for the sale of organ pipes,) ' 1556 ' 30J to
M. Thomas Williams for new books for the use of the Chapel, (yd
for the consecration of a Superaltar,' 1559 ' ^s for a book of public
Prayers, lo^' for four Psalters, ts 8d for a Communion Table,' 1561
' i6d for the Ten Commandments and a new Calendar,' 1565 ' 4s for
two Psalters for singing in the Chapel,' 1566 ' 5^ gd for three Psalters.'
In 1550 the Library had been ' purged ' of obnoxious books and some
were burnt in the Market place (Gutch ii. 167 ; Hist. Com. ii. 127,
Dixon iii. 109). On 6 Ap. 1560 Elizabeth authorized the Colleges
to use the Latin prayers, which she had directed her printer Wolf to

* Bibliographical Description of the editions of TynJaWs I'crsion 187S,
IT- 44>6i.


publish*. A copy of Nicholas Grimald's Archipropheia (printed
Cologne 1548), said to be in his own handwriting, small 4*'0, pp. 42,
bought by George II in 1757, in Brit. Mus., Bibl. Reg. 12 A. xlvi, is
dated from Exeter College; N, and Q. 7. xii. 285, 10 Oct. 1891.

In 1547 a Devonshire fellowship was given to Maurice Ley an
Irishman, for Dr. Cox the chief of the Royal Visitors ^ was pressing
every College to take one Irish fellow for the benefit of Ireland and to
strengthen the English Church there, but Ley soon vacated and the
plan seems not to have been further carried out. The annual election
of Rectors now came to an end. William IMore was continued in
office by Edward VI's Visitors, but his term of office ceased abruptly
at Mary's accession ^, when the Queen's Visitors put a medical fellow,
William Corindon, in his place. Some other fellows vacated this same
year, such as Richard Tremayne, well known as a preacher, who fled
to Germany. In 1554 the Doctors met at Exeter before disputing
with Cranmer and Ridley *. Men had not yet taken their sides
definitely in the great religious strife, and most adhered to the National

' Clay's Elizabethan Services, Parker Soc. 299-434 : Swainsoii on Advertise-
ments ofic^66 (1880) p. 23.

^ Lent 1546 'iij pro duobns caponibus datis doctori Coxe, iiij imJ dono dato
scribis seu clericis eiusdem magistri doctoris Coxe. \n\d pro vino dato M. doctori
Coxe.iifl'M. Commissario pro exaratione literarum domino Regi et aliis pro portione
nostra, \\d pro papiro, xxvj pro portione nostra doctori Cole receptori ut detur
Regis officiariis, ob confirmacionem CoUegii nostri '; summer 1548 'ii^ vi^ hiis
qui Regia potestate visitatum venerunt' ; winter 1548 ' V5 pro expensis M. Vivian
proficiscentis ad doctorem Cox in collegii negotio'; summer 1549 ' X(/ pauperculis
mundantibus curiam et bibliothecam in adventu legatorum Regis; xxixj Wnd
pro vino, sacaro, confectis, marmaladye, et succade datis Regis legatis nomine
Collegii ; \\s \\\.id pro impensis quce fiebant convivandis famulis legatorum, xxx^
pro impensis legatorum Regire maiestatis pro toto quo hie mansenmt tempore, Vis
viii^ scribse legatorum ' ; autumn 1549 ' xvir/ pro publicis Academic statutis bis
scribendis ; xxvij Rectori et sociis pro stipendiis auctis per Regis maiestatis
legatos'; summer 1550 ' iii/Zxiiiij vir/ sociis, debitis illis vice exequiarum ' ; autumn
1550 ' liij- Rectori et sociis, olim debitis celebrantibus' ; autumn 1559 'ix^
pro ostensione 3 procurationum coram Regiis legatis, iiir viiia^ pro vino cerevisia
et birra datis Visitatoribus, iii^ pro placentis, x\\d pro saccoro, xviii^f \u.\d ad
sublevandum sumptus Visitatorum ' : see Gutch ii. 96, loi ; Burrows' All Souls,
p. 72. Compare the question of admitting Scots at Cambridge, State Papers
17 Jan. 1611.

^ The Computus of autumn 1553 is in another hand, while the Computus for the
next year, Oct. 1553 — Oct. 1554, is wanting. The other hand may have been that of
the manciple, as he writes/arvia for pir//ia, &c.

* Gutch ii. 125.


Church, hoping that some moderate compromise would be ultimately
possible. The Register says, 28 July 1556, 'John Nele and Thomas
Pynche were excused from visiting their friends as probationers were
wont to do, because Cardinal Pole the Visitor prohibited any one being
absent at the time of his Visitation ^ ; they were however to carry out
the usual custom next year.' John Fessarde one of the fellows was
probably a leading man, as he was appointed by IMary to preach
through the diocese of Salisbury during the vacancy of the see. We
also hear of William Cholwell ' who {Fas/ia.. 1555), being learned and
a zealous man for the Roman Catholic cause, was designed by certain
of the Queen's Commissioners, 24 Ap. 1554, to preach concerning
various matters which were controverted in Queen Mary's reign.' He
was perhaps the ' honest and religious teacher who virtuously trained
up many of the best gentlemen's sons of Devon and Cornwall at
Thomasine Percival's free school of Week S. Mary (Carew's Cornwall,
ed. 18 10, p. 282). But in Elizabeth's time the state of things altered,
the Council of Trent made compromise impossible. John Neale, the
first perpetual Rector was deprived by the Queen's Visitors for refusing
to appear at service in the Chapel. In 1570 William Wyot was
imprisoned in the Castle, and in Bokardo from 10 Jan. to Good
Friday, for refusing to declare what Papists he knew to be in the
College ^ Romanism was still strong in Devon and Cornwall, whence
so many of the members of the College came. In 1579 Strype ^
reports that at the Visitation of 1578-9 ' in Exeter College of eighty
were found but four obedient subjects, all the rest secret or open
Roman affectionaries, and particularly one Savage of that house, a
most earnest defender of the Pope's bull and excommunication of the
Queen. These were chiefly such as came out of the western parts,
where popery greatly prevailed and the gentry bred up in that religion.'
Thomas Percy, afterwards one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder
plot, was sojourning in the College 5 June 1579, 'not then of lawful
age to take an oath.' Robert Yendall, Vicar of the College living of
Menheniot, was one of those who abandoned their livings in 1559.
He ' fled from the river of Exemouth to INIorlaix in Brittany. Smart,

• Some results of the Visitation are given in the Comjiutus of autumn 1556 ; the
Computus of Oct. 1556 — Oct. 1557 is missing, as well as those of 1559 60, 156a 3.
■^ Gutch ii. 169. •' Annals II. 1. p. 196.


a prebendary of Exeter, went with liini.' Edward Risdon ' too was
' very instrumental in the foundation of Douay College in 1568/ In
the list of matriculations 1575, there are some well-known names,
such as that of William Baldwin the Jesuit; Edward Habington,
executed 1586, and possibly William Habington the poet lover of

When things became more settled under Elizabeth, there was a
revival of activity in the University, some new colleges were founded,
some old ones improved. Trinity had already been founded by Sir
Thomas Pope in 1554 and S. John's by Sir Thomas White the next
year. Elizabeth founded Jesus in 157 1, and Nicholas Wadham
was preparing to found Wadham, though the design was not fully
carried out till after his death by his widow Dorothy daughter of Sir
William Petre. Petre had led the way by what was almost equivalent
to refounding Exeter College in 1564, when an entry occurs in the
accounts, ' i4d ior wine and sugar at the reception of M. Wodward ^
with whom we talked over the plan and design of Sir William Petre '
(domini doctoris Peter). Sir William^ was educated at Exeter College,
became a fellow of All Souls in 1523, and was Principal of Peck-
water's Inn or Vine Hall. He resided long in France and owed
something to his training abroad ; when a document was to be trans-
lated into foreign languages, he and Wotton were looked on as the
proper persons to do it *. He had been seven times ambassador in
foreign countries. Long afterwards we find him commissioning

' State Papers, Foreign, i Aug. 1559 p. 433, 2 Aug. p. 437, 15 Aug. p. 478,
5 Oct. 1559 p. 66.

^ John Woodward of Merton, B.A. 1546, R. of Ingatestone, Essex, uncle
of Ralph Sherwine, fellow 1568 ; Newcourt ii. 267, Hist. Comm. v. 473, All Souls
Archives 20, 161, 297, 304, 322.

^ Oliver's Collections 197 ; Pole's Devon, Burrows' All Souls 81, 116, 315, 390 ;
Catalogue of Ashmole MSS. 1137, 142; Burgon's Greshain i. 36, 228, index;
J. Morris' Troubles of our Catholic Forefathers ii. 292, and index to i and ii ; Fasti
i. 73, 74, 93, 158; Newcourt ii. 347 ; Heywood424, Dixon ii. 25, 115, 147. There
were portraits of him in the Tudor Exhibition 1890, N'. and Q. 7. ix. 334. See
his life in Chalmers' ' Colleges and Flails^ His arms were in a window of
the Crown Inn, Wood's City i. 597, Madan's Materials 17, Fuller's Church
Hist. ed. Oxon ii, 265. His many-gabled house at Ingatestone is still nearly
perfect. See C. R. B. Barrett's Highways, Bycways, and Watenvays, second

' State Papers, Foreign, 8 June 1563, No. 862 ; Privy Council N. S. i. 211, ii.
432, and indexes.


Wotton to get him books from abroad \ Wotton writes in 1553
from La Ferte Milon that he sends him some books, and had it not
been that the prevalence of the plague in that city prevented his going
to Paris he would have sent some more, but hg trusts to a future
occasion. If he has not the Lord Winchester's book called
Marcus Anthonius Consiantimis (Gardiner's Confutatio Cavillationum,
i. e. reply to Cranmer's answer to the Explication and Assent of the
true Catholic Faith), it shall be sent to him ; and again from Paris,
in 1554, that he has purchased for Petre the new old Pandects of
Florence and shall bring them home with him ; should he wish for
any other book let him mention it in his next and he will do the best
he can to procure it. Petre wished Wotton to succeed him as Secre-
tary of State, and Wotton writes in 1556 that as for Petre's office,
knowing the weakness of his body and the pains and travail he has

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