DIARY OF A RESIDENT IN LONDON.
The imperfect paragraph with which the Manuscript now begins
relates to the funeral of Sir Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, K.G. who died on the 31st July 1550, and was buried on the
4th of August at St. Andrew's, Holborn, Sir John Hoper, priest,
preaching at his funeral.—Strype, Memorials, fol. 1721, ii. (283).
. . . . . . . .and dyd there. . . . . . . .
prest, and there was hys standard borne, and the . . . then
came ys banurs of armes and the clarkes and pr[estes, and then]
the haroldes a v, one carehyng ys elmet, anodur . . . with the
garter, and anodur ys sword, and anodur ys crest, then came
the cors with iiij baner of armes, then mo[urners] for hym a c
powre men havyng gownes of manty[lle fryse] and ther was a
grett dolle of monay and after a grett [dinner] and iiij banars
rolles of armes borne a-bowt the body.
The xxvij day of August was bered sir Wylliam [Locke knight]
and alderman and late shreyff of London, and bered [at St.]
Thomas of Acurs, and a-ffor hym whent a lx pore men in mo[urning] gowns and whytt stayffes in ther handes ij and ij to-gether;
[after] them the standard, and then mornars, and then came a . .
with odur mornars, and then the clarkes and prestes, and then
[a herald] with ys cott armor, target, elmet, sword, and then the
corse [with] penons of armes borne a-bowt hym, and the stret
[was] hangyd with blake and armes a-pone the cloth, and ther
[was a] dolle of monay, and a grett denner as I have be hat.
The ffurst day of September was bered the good [lady] the
contes of Hamtun, sum tyme the wyff of sir Wylliam [Fitz]
Wylliam, lord of the Preve-selle, and ded and bered att Farnham
with mony mornars and harolds, and a-bowt the corse iiij banars
of armes, and then the cheyff mornars sir Garves Clyfftun knyght
and sir Antony Browne, with odur, and a gret dener.
The xviij day of October was bered Juge Hynde in sant Donstones parryche in the whest, with standard, cot, elmet, sword,
and penon, target, and a harold, and Juges ij and ij to-gether, and
then serjantes of coyffe ij and ij together, and then clarkes syngyng,
and my lade Hynde dyd make anodur standard, and a cote armur, and a penon, and a elmet, and target, and sword, to be had
at the moynthe myn[d] in the contrey for hym, and a grett dolle
of monay and of mett and drynk, and gownes to the pore; for
ther was (fn. 1) myche a doo ther for hym.
The next paragraph belongs to another funeral: the beginning
of which is lost:—
. . . . . . gayffe unto xiij powre men xiij gowns . . .
. . . yffe having a bage (fn. 2) of bokeram logent-fassyon (fn. 3) . . . .
gold, with prestes and clarkes, with a pennon of ys armes . . .
. . tes of armes, and hangyd with blake and schochyons (fn. 4) of
the . . with a harold beyryng ys cott in ys armes.
The xvij day of November was bered the old contesse [of
Derby], bered at Collam, sir Edward Hastyngs behyng her se—unfinished.
The xviij day of November was bered M. Heys, he . . . .
of London, in the parryche of saynt Peter's, in Cornhylle . . .
awllter with the feyleshyp of the Clarkes of London.
The xix day of November was bured my lade Jude, ma[yress]
of London, and wyff of sir Androw Jude, mayr of London, and
bered in the parryche of saynt Ellen in Bysshope-gatt stret, for he
gayff mony, gownes, and to the powre men and women ij C.
gownes of mantyll . . . and the Clarkes of London had the
beryng of my lade, and then came . . . with ij harolds (fn. 5) a-for
with iiij baners a-bowt her borne, and after my [lord] mayre and
ys bredurne, and alle the stret and the chyrche wher hangyd with
blake and with schochyons of ther armes, and a gret dolle and a
The xxiiij day of November was bered the nobulle ca[ptayn]
ser James Wylfford knyght, sum tyme captayn in Franse and
. . . . and ded at the Cruchydffrers, and was cared to beryng
from [thence] unto lytyll saynt Bathellmuw besyd sant Antonys, with a standard, a penon, and a harold carehyng the cott
armur, and mony m [ourners], and bered in the sam tombe that
ys grett unckulle M. James [Wylfford]. Ther was at ys bereyng
my lord Gray and the (fn. 6) Wylfford . . . captaynes, and the company of the Clarkes. Mylles Coverdalle dyd [preach].
The xxx day of November was bered Crystoffer Machyn,
Marchand-tayllor, in the parryche of saynt James, and brodur
[of] Henry (fn. 7) Machyn: the compeny of Marchand-tayllers behyng
at ys berehyng, and the compeny of the Clarkes syngyng, and
. . . Maydwell dyd pryche for hym,—the iiij yer of K. E. vjt.