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four above mentioned, were Richard Faucet, John AVarren, John
Mills, Robert Collins, and John Baker the notary.



Page 3, line 3 from bottom. " Of both parts, as well," &c.] — The Edition of
1563 says, " of both the parties, as wel of the bishop as of his adversaries."

Page 4, note (1.)] — The following are the titles of the Articles in the Har-
leian MSS. No. 420, relative to Bishop Ferrar : they throw much light on
Foxe's narrative : —

Art. 17. Deposition of Doctor Rowlande Meyrycke, one of the Cannons
of Sainct David's; sworne and examyned the 21 daye of Februarye 1551 upon
certeyne Articles objected against the Bishop of St. David's, (fol. 80.)

Art. 18. Deposition of Gryffythe Goz of Blaienporth yn Cardigan -shyre,
Clerke, upon the same, the 12th day of February 1551 [1552]. (fol. 85.)

Art. 19. Bishop Farrar's exceptions against the Testimonies of Roger Barloo
yeoman, Griffith Donne gent., Thomas John Thomas ap Harrye gent., John
Evans clerk the said bishop's chaplen. (fol. 89, b.)

Art. 20. Complaint to the Privy Council [by Rawlyns] of certain words
spoken by Bp. Ferrar in the Pulpit, tending to the raising of strife and hatred
between the Welsh and English ; and to revive the singing of old Welsh
Rhymes, and the belief in their vain Prophecies, (fol. 90.)

Art. 21. A prouf of Rawlins Information made by Thomas Williams, Vicar
of Carmarthen, and Moris Gryffythe Clerke. (fol. 92.)

Art. 22. The effecte of the Bushope of Saincte Davids Answer to Rawlyns
Information, (fol. 93.)

Art. 23. Deposition of George Constantine of the age of li. yeres, upon the
Articles exhibited to the Kings Majesties Privy Council agaynst Robert Farrar
Bishoppe of St. Davids, (fol. 95.)

Art. 24. Deposition of upon the Articles aforesaid. [Imperfect.]

(fol. 100.)

Art. 25. Interrogations minystered on behalfe of the reverende Father
in God Robert, by the suffi-ance of God Bushop of Sanct Davydes, agaynst
all and singuler suche Wittnes as shal be producted agaynst him on the
behalffe of Thomas Lee and Hughe Raulins, or ether of theym ; uppon the
which Interrogatoris, and everie part of the same, the said Bishopp desierith
that the said Wittnes and every of theym may be secretly apart, by virtu of
their othes, diligently examined, (fol, 105.)

Art. 26. A brive note, how many Witnessis hath deposed to every Article
objected against Bishop Farrar. (fol. 107.)

Art. 27. Depositions of 127 Witnesses producted on the behalfe of Hugh
Rawlings Clerke, and Thomas Lee of Carmarthen, sworen and examyned the
3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th dayes of May 6 Ed. Vl [1552]. (fol. 111.)

Page 5, Art. XI. " Thomas Pnchard."'^ — Meyrick in his Deposition on this
Article, Harleian MS. No. 420, fol 81, calls this individual "Thomas Ap

Page 5, Art. XIII.] — Throughout the Depositions in the Harleian MS. this
individual is written " Phi." with a flourish over : and one of the witnesses has
it for his Christian name, so that it probably stands for " Philip."

VOL. VII. ?) C


Page 7, Art. XXXI. ] — Comorth or Gomorth, from the Brit. Cymmorth,
q. d. subsidium, a contribution gathered at marriages, and on many other occa-
sions : it was professedly vohintary, but through custom and circumstances
became practically compulsory, and proved a very inconvenient burden.
Hence the statute 26 Hen. VIII. cap. 5, forbade any one " to require, procure,
gather, or levy any Commorth, Bydale, Tenants Ale, or other Collection or
Exaction of Goods, Chattels, Money, or any other thing, under Colour of Mar-
rying, or suftering of their children saying or singing their first Masses or
Gospels of any Priests or Clerks, or for Redemption of any murther, or any
other Felony, or for any other manner of cause, by what name or names soever
they shall be called." This was called the " Statute of Comortha."

George Constantine says (fol. 97 of the Harleian MS.), ''To the xxxj^' he
cannot depose but by the fame and the relacion of Steven Grene chaplen to
the def[endant] : and also other of the def. householde shewed this deponent,
that so many came with the plowes that they did eate all the bread in the
house and iiij s. worth of bred bought in the towne ; and that they drank all
the drink and eate all the provision : and forther the Vicar of aburgwillie
shewed this deponent that he bad theym in the pulpit, which hath bene the
maner of Bidding Comorthays."

At fol. 145 of the MS. we find the deposition of William ap Jem, vicar of
Abei'gwylly, who states that he was ordered to bid plowes from the pulpit one
Sunday, to come and plow a piece of the bishop's land, and that as many as
came should have for their labour : and that xxi. plows came on the Monday
morning in consequence.

At folio 151, Thomas David of Abergwillie states that he plowed one day
and was offered Ad. by the bishop, which he refused because he had received
other good turns at his hands; and that of 18 others who came, all were offered
money, some took it, but others declined it for good turns they had received.
At fol. 152 Thomas Lewys ap Rudd says that 30 plows came, bid in Church,
and that all were offered money. At fol. 153 Rice Morgan says that 20 plows
came, and that he was offered no money. At fol. 157 John ap Rice says 20
plows came : he was offered money, but took none. At fol. 148 Rice ap Rice
says that 30 plows came, that the land was 8 acres, and that they were bid in
Church, the bishop oft'ering to requite his neighbours by like turns in their
need ; which he thought against the statute of Comortha. The above remarks
will shew the meaning of the text.

Page 7, Art. XXXII.] — " Sixty and twelve pounds " is an awkward way of
expressing " Ixxii." pounds : Thomas Huet (fol. 142 of the Harleian MS.)
deposes, that the college at Brecknock was " endowed with the revenues of
lij. lib. or thereabout, as far as this deponent remembreth : and is and hath
been seene of the Revenues of Ixxij. lib. or thereabouts." Respecting the
Establishment at Brecknock referred to, see the " Charta Henrici Octavi de
transferendo Collegii de Abergwilli ad domum Fratrum Praedicatorum juxta
oppidum Brecknock in Wallia," dated Westm. 19 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII., printed
in Stephens's Appendix to Contin. of Dugd. Mon., and in Jones's History of
Brecknock, vol. i. p. 320 : it appears from that document that the endowment
was then £53 sterling.

Page 12, line 1. ^' At eleven yearsy'j — The first edition says, "at a. xi."
This looks like a misprint for some other number. Sage Hughes appears as
one among the 127 witnesses in May 1552, and declares herself then "xx.
years old." See Harleian MSS. No. 420, Art. 27, folio 65.

Page 12, Art. XV. " Without any covin or colowr."'] — All the Editions here
read "covenant or colour:" but we are informed in the "Errata" to the
Edition of 1563 that " covin " is the true reading. "Covin .... is the old
English word, and is so written by Chaucer, from the old French covin, ' con-
vention secret,' 906. (Lacombe.) A deceitful agreement between two or more,
to the hurt of another." Todd's Johnson in voc. ; see also Nares' Glossary.
" Covin " is used infra, p. 545, line 5 from the bottom.

Page 14, line 24. " And so sJi£ standeth this day at the point of sig>iificavit."'\
—See the Decretall. Greg. IX., lib. i. tit. 31, § 6; and lib. iv. tit. 7, § 2, the
heading of which latter is :— " Si vivente prima uxore et non oognita, quis


contraxit cum secunda scienter, et earn cognovit, etiam mortua prima, secundam
habere non potest; secus, si prima erat iion legitimauxor."

The word sigiiificarit is used sometimes to denote the Bisliop's certificate of
the excommunication into the court of Chancery, in order to obtain the writ
De excommunicato capiendo; sometimes to denote tliat writ itself. In this
latter sense it seemetli more properly to be applied, the writ having received its
name from this same word at the beginning of it. (Burn's Ecclesiastical Law,
nnAer Excommimication, § 18.)

Page 17.] — On the important corrections made of the Proper Names in this
Document, see the Addenda to this Appendix.

Page 20, line 11. " Six score and seoen."] — The names and depositions of
these witnesses are in the Harleian MSS. No. 420, Art. 27. (See the note
above, on p. 4.) Their depositions were made the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and
7th of May, 6 Ed. VI. i.e. 1552.

Page 21, line 7 from the bottom. " T/ie ^tli of Februari/."'] — There is some
inaccuracy in Foxe's statements here, as it appears from vol. vi. p. 588, that
Ferrar appeared before Gardiner January 30, together with Saunders and
Bradford, who were condemned that day. Hooper and Rogers having been
condemned the daj/ before. It is true, however, that Hooper, Rogers, and
Saunders were degraded February 4th, and on the same day Bonner had an
interview with Bradford in Newgate.

Page 22, top.] — This is the "talk" mentioned by Foxe at p. 149 of this
volume, as having taken place January 22d : Ferrar is threatened, next page,
with condemnation " within this seven-night," which would bring us to January
29 or 30, when he did appear again : see the note preceding this.

Page 24, line 14 from the bottom. " Articles again ministered against Bishop
Ferrar."'] — These are given in a more complete and original form, in the first
edition of the Acts and Monuments, p. 1099; whence they are printed in the
Addenda to this Appendix.

Page 36, line 3.] — " Tutte le opere del Bernia, le terze rime de messer Giov.
della Casa, di Bino, del Molza, &c." Venezia, 1542, 3 pts. " II existe une edit,
d'une partie de ces poesies formant le premier livre, impr. a Yeni&a per Curzio
Navo efratelli, en 1538 pet. in 55 IF. chiiFres et un bl." (Brunet Manuel
du Libraire, 4^ edit.)

Page 37, line 6.] — This letter of Gardiner to Bonner is in the Bonner
Register, folio 358, whence Foxe's text is slightly corrected.

Page 39, bottom.] — This was in a. d. 1554, in which year, according to
Nicolas's Tables, Palm Sunday fell on March 18th.

Page 44, line 22. " Master More, after this, brought me a book of one
Alphousus.] — On this work see infra, note on p. 179, note (1). The old editions
read "afore this," which is changed in 1596 into *' after this."

Page 47, line 6.] — Cotes was consecrated bishop of Chester on Low Sunday,
April 1st, 1554. (Richardson's Godwin.)

Page 48, line 9. " Within few da i/s after."] — See the Addenda.

Page 6i, note (1).] — See Mr. Way's note in Promptorium Parvulorum edit.
1843 under " Knoppe."

Page 69, lines 16, 23. "■ Stonyland . . . S/erslej/."] — These names are so
spelt in the original text of Foxe ; but " Donyland" and " Dursley," both in
the neighbourhood of places immediately mentioned, seem to be the true

Page 76, bottom. "May," &c.] — The ensuing notices, down to "one
Benger " in next page, are taken, correctly for substance though not verbatim,
from the Minutes of the Council Book, which is preserved at the Privy Council
Office, Whitehall.

Page 77, line 10. '■^ The Lords had done for Ross."] — The Council Book
says: — "A Lettre to the L. Treasurer signyfieng unto him thordre alredy
taken for Rosse ; and that ordre shalbe given according to his request, for
lettres to the Bishopps. And as for Appes," &c.

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Page 77, line 23, "Be not compelled to stay"'\ — The Council Book says
more distinctly, " be not driven to tarrj^ for tlie same." The sums had been
settled by a Minute of Couiuil May 16tl), as follows: "The Lord Admiral and
Lord Fitzwaters to have each £4 per diem in prest : Sir Henry Sidney 5 marks
per diem in prest: Richard Shelley 4 marks per diem in prest :" the "pass-
port" (Council Book) presently mentioned was for Shelley alone.

Page 77, line 29. " The 2Wi."'\ — This is an error of Foxe's ; for the Council
Book distinctly places this matter among the Minutes of the xxviij"*.

Pa!je 77, line 30. " One John Z)."] — The Council Book says, " con John Dye
dwelliii'^ in London." Dee is again mentioned by Foxe at page 85, June 5th:
but the Council Book has the following intermediate notice of Dee and his
companions, under date of June 1st:

" A lettre to the M'. of the Rolles to receive into his custody oon Christopher
Carv, and to kepe him in his bowse without conference with any persoime
savino- such as he speciallie trusteth, until Mr. Secretary Bourne and Mr. En-
glefelde shall repair thither for his further examination.

"A lik lettre to the Chief Justice of the Common Place with oon John dee.

" A lik lettre to the Bishop of London with on John Felde.

" A Lettre to the Warden of the Flete to receive Sir Tliomas Benger, and to

keep him in safe Warde without having conference with any. Robert Hutton

is appointed, being his servaunte, tattende upon hym, and to be shut up with


This Dee was the famous John Dee, otherwise Dr. Dee : there is a full
account of him in the " Biographia Britannica," and Cooper's " Athense
Cantabrigienses." He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, but
became fellow of Trinity College. He became M.A. in L543, and went that
summer to l/ouvain, where he was made LL.D. ; he returned home in 1551.
He was an eminent mathematician, astrologer, and magician. Having been
discovered at the beginning of Mary's reign to be on friendly terms with some
of the Princess Elizabeth's confidential servants, he was accused to the Council
of plotting by magic against Queen Mary's life; and was accordingly thrown
into Newgate and tried, but acquitted of this charge, and released August
29th, 1565 (see p. 85 of this volume). He was bedfellow to Bartlet Green
(see pp. 734, 736), and having been observed to shew sympathy for him when
carried away to his execution, was put under the surveillance of Bonner on a
suspicion of heresy : hence he appears subsequently in the examinations of
Philpot (pp. 638, 641, 642, 659, 681, of this volume), where it was the object
of his enemies to test his soundness in the Romish faith, and his allegiance to
the papal church : he is called at pp. 659, 681, " the great conjurer." He was
born in 1527, and died in 1608. It is observable that after the Latin Edition
of 1559, and the English of 1563, Foxe has (for whatever reason) disguised
the name of Dr. Dee, in every instance.

Page 85, line 14 from the bottom. " Z>."] — See the note preceding this.

Page 85, line 13 from the bottom. " Upon such further points" &c.] — The
Council Book says: "Upon suche poynts as by their wisdomes they shall
gather out of their former Confessions touching their Lewde and Vayne prac-
tices of calculing and conjuring, presently sent unto them with the said lettres,
willing and requiring them further, as they shall by their Examinacions prove
any other man or woman touched in this or in the like matters, to cause them
to be forthwith apprehended and committed, to be further ordered according
to justice."

Page 85, line 5 from the bottom.] — The Council Book reads thus : —

" At Greenwich the xxix of August.

" A Lettre to the Mr. of the Rolles to cause Carye remayning in his Custodie
to be bound for his good abearing betwixt this and Christmas next and fourth-
coming, whemie he shalbe called ; and thereuppon to set hym at libertie.

"A like lettre to the Bishop of London for John Dee.

" A like lettre to the King's Marshall for oon Butts."

There is the following notice in the Council Book, under July vii, respecting
Benger : —


" A Lettre to the Warden of the Flete to let Sir Thomas Benger have the
liberty of the Flete, and his wife to come to him at tymes convenient."

Page 85, line 4 from the bottom.] — The burning of Dirick Carver, John
Launder, and Thomas Iveson, is described at pp. 321 — 32S.

Page 85, bottom. '^ Sfeinihigs."'] — The Council Book reads " Steynyngs."
(See the note infra, on p. 321 )

Page 86, line 4.] — The Council Book adds : — " and to send some of his
Chapleins into that shire to preach there."

Page 90, line 2.] — The true date of their burning seems to have been Tuesday,
June 11th : see the note infra, on p. 329.

Page 90, line 10 from the bottom. " To the gaUows."~\ — The Latin (p. 444)
says, " ductusque ad suspendium, qui locus erat juxta foralem Westmonasterii
colunmam, nostri Crucem Ciiaringi appellant."

Page 91, line 5. "From the tyranny" &c.] — See pp. 94, ^Q, 107; and
Appendix to vol. vi., note on p. 683.

Page 92. The write or mandate, Sfc* for the citing of John Tooly, hanged a
title before, to appear Ijefore the saide byshopfor heresie.

Ednuintlus perniiss. divina Load. Epis. universis et singulis rectoribus,
vicariis, capellanis, curatis et non curatis, clericis, et literatis quibuscunque
per diocesim nostram Loud, constitutis, et prsesertim Richardo Clony Appa-
ritori nostro jurato, salutem, gratiam, et benedictionem. Quia fama publica,
ac pluiium fide dignorum relatione, nee non facti notorietate insinuantibus
ad nostrum nuper pervenit auditum, huod quidam Joan. Tooly civis et Pulter
Lond. perditionis et iniquitatis filius, ad profundum malitije perveniens, &c.*
(Foxe's first Edit., p. 1142 as printed.) Charing Cross mentioned in the English
heading, is not alluded to in the document itself.

Page 94, line 28.] — Foxe's text reads " Sunday," evidently by a misprint;
for April 26th was the day of the month, as stated by Robert Bromley p. 9Q ;
and April 26th, 1555, by Nicolas's Tables, was a Friday., the day of the week
mentioned by John Burton next page.

Page 96, line 3.] — The original text of the first edition puts "&c." for " and
all his detestable enormities."

Page 98, middle. ^' But what paradise^l — See the Addenda.

Page 98, line 31. " The earl, either," &c.] — The Latin edition, 1559, p. 446,
says: " Mense Junii 23, anno 1554, Comes Oxoniee, cujus non multo ante
famulus eram, servo illius cuidam me commisit ad Bonerum Londinensem
perducendum, una cum Uteris ad Episcopum scriptis, quarum haec fere erat
formula." And the edition of 1563, p. 1148, begins the narrative: — "The
xxiij day of June I was apprehended and sent to London to Doctour Boner,
at the same time Bishop of London : and a man with me, who brought me up
as a prisoner, with a letter to the Bishop, wherein was contained these words
following." And after the letter, it proceeds in the first person: "Then the
Bishop red the letter unto me; when I heard it, I thought I should not be
very well used, seeing it was put to his discretion. Then wrote he a letter
again to him that sent me with many great thanks, for his diligence in setting
forth the Queen's proceedings. Then spake the Bishop unto me and said.
What should move you to leave your child unchristened so long?"

Page 98, line 13 from the bottom. '■^ Hath remained unchristened more than
three toeeks."'\ — " Filium habet jam tertiam agentem sine baptismo septi-
manam" (Latin Ed. p. 446): which accords with Foxe's words, line 25 of this
page, ''a young son, whose baptism was deferred to the third week;" see
infra, note on p. 99.

Page 99, line 22 from the bottom. " Then he said unto me. Ye seem to be,"
Src] — "Nae ego, inquit, hominem te satis superbuni video et prsefractum." Haux.
*' Unde hoc tibi de me judicium nascitur?" Episc. "Quia alterum hunc video
Coniitis famulum, quam humiliter se ac submissc gerit." (Latin Ed. p. 447.)

Page 99, line 13 from the bottom. " Which hath lain three weeks nnchris-
tened," &c.] — "Jam tertiam septimanam domi sine baptismo custoditur,


quemadmodum Uteris Comitis Oxoniensis ad me scriptis testatum habeo."

Page TOO, line 3. " Commanded me away"~\ — " Itaqiie cum illo congressus
Episcopus, me jubet cum generosorum ibi quodam confabulantem expedare."
(Lat. Ed. p. 448.) From which one might fancy "away" a misprint for

Page 100, line S. " His man."] — "Cum Bono meo generoso." (Lat. Ed.)

Page 100, line 14. "/.' Ijrfool i/02ir heart."] — " I be foole your heart." Ed.
15G3, p. 1149. "I" seems to stand here, as frequently in the old writers, for
" Aye ! " (See Nares.) " Aye ! befool your heart." The whole passage runs
thus ill the Latin: "Scilicet Reverende Domine arbitror. Episc. Dignus
profecto contumelia : stultum caput, quur non idem dixti prius ? siquidem jam
ante sauciasti inepta tua responsione liujus imperiti hominis conscientiam : sed
gaudeo fateri te aliquando verum. Turn ad Hauxum se vertens, Atqui, inquit,
hunc hominem resanescere video ac resipiscere." See top line of p. 103, for
another instance of " I ! " " Aye !" or "Ah !" is twice in p. 99 spelt "A" in
the black letter.

Page 100, line 11 from the bottom. " The principal is."] — See the Addenda.

Page 102, line 11.]— See the Addenda.

Page 104, line 17.] — This John Bird is stated in Richardson's Godwin (pp.
626, 776) to have been a native of Coventry, educated at Cambridge, and the
thirty-second and last provincial of the Carmelites. He visited Bilney at
Norwich in 1531, as suffragan to bishop Nix (See vol. iv. p. 643), He is
said to have been suffragan of Penreth June 1537, bishop of Bangor in July
1539, and of Chester 1541. " Conciones queedam coram Rege habitas, in quibus
Primatum pontificium nervose impugnavit, aditum illi ad has dignitates pate-
fecere. Sub Maria regina exauthoratus est, propterea quod uxorem duxisset."
(Godwin.) " Postea vero palinodiam cecinit, et fit Episcopus sufFraganeus
Edmundo Bonner, et Rector de Dunmow in agro Essexiensi, ubi octogenarius
ferme diem clausit extremum anno 1556." (Richardson.)

Page 106, line 13 from the bottom '■^ I know nothing else hy them."]—
"By" here means "about;" a use of the preposition "iy' not altogether
obsolete in the North of England, which may be briefly illustrated from
Sir Thomas More's Dehellacion of Salem and Byzance (bk. i. ch. 5) : — " Surely
I suppose he may therein find that I force not what such as they be call me.
And I can write no worse word hy them, I wot well, than they write mary hy
me." There is another instance in Foxe (vol. v. p. 452), where Porter" trusted
that should not be proved hy him ;" and in this vol. p. 653, " evil you knew hy
me." Also 1 Cor. iv. 4, "I know nothing ^y myself."

Page 107, line 10.]— Ed. 1563 reads "before" instead of "to."

Page 111, line 33. " Br. Smith . . . it teas no recantation, bwt a declaration."]
— It was neither of these as respects the title {winch was given in the Appendix
to vol. vi., note on p. 469), but a " retractation." Strype has made a large
extract from it in the Appendix to his Cranmer, No. xxix. " Smith came iip
again publicly in Oxford .... July 24, 1547, and then read his whole re-
cantation, verbatim, which he had made before at St. Paul's ; having first made
a large preface, showing the reasons of his coming up there again. Therein
be acknowledged, 'that the distinction he had lately made, to the offence of
many, between recantation and retractation, was frivolous, both words signi-
fying the very same thing ; and that the true reason he had affected the word,
was to palliate and excuse his own recantation. That it troubled him, that by
any obscurity he should deceive any. And whereas, after his recantation, he
had writ and scattered his letters, wherein he laboured to excuse himself to his
friends, and dissembled his doings, seeming more studious to preserve his name
and credit, than openly to avouch the true doctrine, he now declared, that all lie
had afterwards writ in letters, or delivered in his lectures, lie renounced and
revoked as false and erroneous.' And then he proceeds to read the whole
recantation as he had made it before in London." (Strype's Memorials under
Edward VI. book i. chap. 6.)


Page 111, line 19 from the bottom. "Miles HugganV^ — He "set forth a
book about this time (or rather the year after) bearing for its title ' Against the
English Protestants,' ['The displaying of the I'rotestants,' &c. 1.556], a piece
written witli much bitterness and scurrility ; laying to their charge the famine,
and the other miseries of England. This man made some pretence to learning ;
but Rale laughs at him, for going about to prove fasting from Virgil's ^neis
and Tully's Tusculan Questions. But he set himself to oppose and abuse the
gospellers, being set on and encouraged by priests and massmongers, with
whom he much consorted, and was sometimes with them at Bishop Bonner's
house. And the Protestants were even with him, and made verses upon him,
not sparing him at all; some whereof, in Latin, may be seen in Bale's Centu-

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