1558 (Aug - Dec)
[The iij day of August was buried the lady Rowlett], wyff of
ser Raffe Rowlett knyght, in [saint] Mare Staynnynges, with
ij goodly whyt branchys, (blank) stayff torchys, and iiij gylt
candyllstykes, and iiij grett tapurs, with ij haroldes of armes, and
iiij baners of saints; (blank) was cheyffe morner, and mony . .
. . . The cherche and the raylles hangyd with blake, and
the street and the plasse hangyd with armes and blake, and ij
song masses and a sermon, and after masse to the [place] to
dener, for ther was a grett dener for vene[son, fresh] solmon, and
fres sturgean, and with mony dysse (fn. 1) (of) fy[sh.] . . .
The furst day of August was chossen shreyff [for the] kyng at
Yeld-halle master Hawes clothworker, [and] after was chosen
shreyff of London master Cha[mpion] draper by the come(n)s (fn. 2)
of the cete.
The vj day of August was bered at Tempull . . . . master
Thornhylle, with ij whyt branchys, x torchys, and iiij grett tapurs,
and xviij skochyons of armes, and mony in blake.
The vij day of August was bered in Powlles cheyrchyerd on
Archer, the wyche was slayn at sant James feyre in the feld by
on (blank) shamfully, for he was panchyd with ys owne sword.
The viij day of August was bered master Dodmer sqwyre at
Putteney, with ij dosen skochyons, and ij whyt branchys, and xij
torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, the wyche was ser Raffe Dodmer('s)
sune, late mayre of London.
The viij day of August was bered master docthur Huwys, the
quen('s) fesyssyon, with ij grett whyt branchys, and xij grett
stayffes torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and iij dosen of skochyons,
and mony morners boyth men and women, at after-non.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . shyre, with cote armur and penon of arms . . . . of
skochyons and d' of bokeram.
The xij day of August at mydnyght ded (fn. 3) good master Machyll,
altherman of London, clothworker, and marchand of Muskovea,
the wyche was a worshephulle man, and a godys (fn. 4) man to the pore,
and to all men in the parryche of Maremaudlyn in Mylkestrett,
(where he lived in) the sam howse that master Hynd ded, and
was ys plasse. [If] he had levyd, he had byn mayre next yer
The xvij day of August whent from the Jorge (fn. 5) in Lumbard
strett the bysshope of Yrland, (fn. 6) [and was] cared by water unto
(blank), to be bered ther.
The xx day of August whent from London unto Fullam to be
bered my lord of London('s) crossear, master Mortun, on of the
gray ames (fn. 7) of Powlles, with (unfinished)
The xxj day of August was bered at sant Donstones parryche
in the est mastores Chalenger wedow, mother unto master Wylliam Allen, lether-seller, a' for-non, bered with money morners in
The xxj day of August at after-non was bered in the parryche of
sant Mare Maudelyn, in Mylke strett, master Machyll, altherman
and sqwyre and clothworker, with v pennons of armes and cott
armur, and iiij dosen torchys, and iiij branche tapurs, dobyll store,
with armes and penselles apon wax, and all the chyrche hangyd
with blake and armes, and the strett with blake and armes, and
the plase; and ther was my lord mayre and the althermen, and a
C. in blake; and a viij dosen skochyons, and iiij dosen penselles;
and a C. pore men in mantylle fryse gownes; and the morow iij
masses song, ij of pryksong, and the iij of requiem, and a sarmon,
a good man a grayfrer; (fn. 8) and there my lord mare and the althermen
whent to dener, and all the mornars and lades, the wyche was a
nobull dener as has bene sene, for ther lakt no good mett boyth
flesse and fysse, and a xx marche-paynes.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . durge, and after cared thrugh Bathelmu [to the] Blake
freres, and at the gat all the freres mett . . . thay had durge,
and they bered ym ther ys m. (unfinished)
The xxiiij day at after-non was [buried] ser Gorge Pallett
knyght, and brodur [to the lord] tressorer the marques of Wynchester, and with standard of armes, cott, elmett, targett, sword,
and a vj dosen [of pensils] and iiij dosen of skochyons.
The xxij of August was bered docthur [Peryn,] master of frers
blake in Smythfeld, the wyche was the [first] howsse that was sett
up by quen Mare('s) tyme, [buried] at the he (fn. 9) auter syd afor sant
The xxviij day of August was bered master [Cooke,] docthur,
dene of the Arches, and he (fn. 10) juge of the Amralte; the chyrche
hangyd with blake, and armes; and he had ij whyt branchys and
xij stayff torchys, and iiij grett tapurs; and with armes and a iij
dosen skochyons of armes; and alle the bredurne of Jhesus in saten
hodes, and Ih[esu]s apone them, and all the prestes of Powlles.
The xxix day of August was the berehyng of my lord Wyndsor
at ys (blank) with a hersse of wax, and vj dosen penselles, and
ij dosen longe torchys and iiij dosen of gret stayffe torchys, with
iiij haroldes of armes and a standard, a baner of ys armes, and viij
baners rolles of ys armes, and iiij baners of emages, and xij dosen of
skochyons; and putt in ij coffens; and mony morners, and a grett
compene of pepull; and the morow masse, and after a gret dener.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . wyffe of master Rayff Grenway, altherman (fn. 11) . . . .
. Sonday after he kept a gret fest, and alle the . . . . . .
Sonday was after soper ther was a goodly ma[ske . . . . . .
cloth of gold, and grett dansyng in the maske.
The sam day was bered be-yond Barnet (blank) [ju]ge Stamford knyght, (fn. 12) with standard, cotte armur, penon of armes, elmett,
targett, sword, and the mantylles; and iiij dosen of skochyons,
and ij dosen torchys, and tapurs; and master Somerset the harold
The vj day of September was bered juge Morgan in Northamtunshyre, with cotte armur, penon of armes, and a hersse of iiij
branchys, and iiij dosen pensels, and vij dosen skochyons, and iiij
dosen torchys, and iiij baners of emages; and mony mornars; and a
grett dolle of money, and mett (fn. 13) ; and master Lanckostur the harold.
The iiij day of September was bered in Althermare parryche in
London master Dalbeney, marchand-tayller, with ij grett branchys
whyt, and xvj grett stayffe torchys; and theys xvj men had xvj
good blake gownes; and iiij grett tapurs with gylt candyllstykes,
and with armes, ij dosun and d' (fn. 14) ; and mony morners in blake,
and mony clarkes and prestes; and all the compene of the clothyng of the marchand-tayllers, and after home to drynke as the
compene, with spycyse bred; (fn. 15) and the morow masse, and after to
The vj day of September whent in-to the contrey to be bered
master Ryges audetur, with ij dosen skochyons, and cared by
nyght with-owt any cost more her done butt (unfinished.)
The viij day of September was bered at Stamford beyond Northamtun-shyre, ser Thomas Cayffe, (fn. 16) knyght, with iiij branchys, tapurs
of wax, and penselles, with ij whyt branchys, and iiij dosen torchys
and vj dosen of skochyons; with a standard and a cott-armur,
and pennon of armes, and iiij baners of santes in owlle, (fn. 17) wroth
with fyne gold, and many morners, and master Lankoster the
The ix day of September was bered ser Recherd Brygys in the
conte of (blank).
[The xiv day of September was buried sir Andrew Jud, skinner,
merchant of Muscovy, and late mayor of London; with a] . .
. . . pennon of armes, and a x dosen penselles . . .
skochyons, and a herse of wax of v prynse [pals, garnished with]
angelles, and a (blank) pormen (fn. 18) in nuw gownes, and master Clarenshus kyng of armes, and master Somersett harold, [and the
morrow] masse and a sermon, and after my lord mare and the
althermen had (unfinished)
The xxij day of September was bered master Anth[ony . . . . .
sqwyre, with a pennon of armes and cott of armes, and . . .
The xxvij day of September was the obsequies of ser Thomas
Essex, knyght, of Barkshyre, with standard and . . . . and
cott-armur, targett, sword, elmet, mantylles, . . . . dosen
penselles, and iiij dosen skochyons, and iiij baners [of saints,] and
a harold of armes, Ruge-crosse the harold, and iiij . . . .
The xx day of September was bered my lade [Southwell] at
Sordyche, with prestes and clarkes syngyng, with ij whyt [branches]
and ij dosen torchys, and iiij gret tapurs, and iiij dosen . . .
and the chyrche hanged with blake and armes and mony morners;
and he gayff xxiiij gownes to xxiiij women, and xxiiij ij l[i.] tapurs.
The xx day of September was bered my lade Cisele Mansfield
at Clerkenwell, with a harold of armes, and browth (fn. 19) unto the blake
frers in Smyth-feld, the wyche was sant Bathelmuw, with iiij
baners of santes and a ij dosen torchys, and ij grett whytt branchys,
and iiij gylt candylstykes and armes on them, and many clarkes
syngyng, and mony morners: and my lade Peter cheyff morner,
and odur lades and gentyll-women and knyghtes and gentyllmen;
and her servandes bare my lade, and bare the torchys all in blake
cottes; and bered a-for the he (fn. 20) auter at the hed of the old pryar
Boltun; and the chyrche and the qwer and the raylles hangyd
with blake and armes; and the frers song durge after ther songe,
and bered her after ther fasyon, with-owt clarkes or prestes; and
after to the plasse to drynke; and the morow iij masses songe,
ij pryke-songe masses; and after to Clerkenwell to dener to her
plasse; and ther was a godly sermon as ever was hard to lyf welle
of; the father of the howsse dyd pryche, master (blank).
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . harold of armes master Somersett . . . . . .
that he has beldyd, the nam ys callyd (blank).
The xx day of September was bered at Gret All[hallows] in
Temstrett (fn. 21) the altherman of the Steleard, with ij whyt branchys and
xij torchys, and iiij gret tapurs with . . . .
The xxvj day of September ded (fn. 22) good lade Pecsalle in (blank),
the wyff of ser Recherd Pecshall knyght, and the dowther of my
lord maurqwes of Wynchester, and lord tressorer of England, and
bered the last day of September.
The xxvj day of September was the monyth myn (fn. 23) of master
Barnes, sqwyre, and ys wyffes, at a towne called (blank), and ther
was grett chere ther, and venysun plente, and wyne; and he had
cott and penon of armes—in Essex.
The xxv day ded (fn. 24) my lord Cobbam in Kentt, knyght of the
The iiij day of October was bered at sant Faythe at Powlles,
master Kalkarne, procter of the archys, with ij whytt branchys
and xij torchys, and iiij tapurs, and ij dosen skochyons of
The sam day a'for-non was bered at Barmes . . . (fn. 25) in Suthwarke
master Whettley, justes of pesse, (fn. 26) with ij whyt branchys and xij
torchys, and iiij grett tapurs and ij dosen skochyons, and dyvers
The sam day at after-non was bered in sant Martens with the
well and ij bokettes, mastores Altham, the wyff of master Altham
altherman, the wych ded in chyld-bed; he gayff mony gownes to
pore women of roset cloth brod, and ij grett whyt branches, and
iiij men held iiij gret tapurs, and had gownes; and mony morners,
and no harold of armes.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . torchys . . . . . . . of fyne mantylle fryse, and
mony morners . . . . . men and women, and a xvj clarkes
of . . . . . whent to the plasse to drynke, and wyne and
spyse [bread; and the] morow masse.
The (blank) day of October was bered ser Robart . . . .
knyght, with a harold of armes, master Somersett.
The x day of October was bered in sant Faythe mastores Alene,
the wyff of master (blank) Allen, with ij [white] branchys, and xviij
torchys, and iiij gret tapurs, and [many] morners in blake, and all
the belles of Powlles, and . . . .
The xij day of October was bered at [saint] Mangnus a prest, (fn. 27)
the wyche ded (fn. 28) at sant M[ichael's in] Cornhyll, and gayff unto the
poure men of the Salters . . . . ther lyffwyng, (fn. 29) and gayff to
the Salters alle.
The (blank) day of October was the obseque of master Thomas
Fawkener, sqwyre, with cote armur and pennon of armes, and a ij
dosen of skochyons of armes.
The xij day of October was bered in Althermare parryche Raff
Prestun, skynner, with ij whyt branchys and vj staffe torchys;
and they had vj gownes of mantyl frys; and the masters of the
cloythyng of the Skynners was ther; and after they whent to the
Skynners' hall to dener, for master Percy and master Bankes was
morners ther, and vj women in blake; and ther was the compene
of the Clarkes at ys berehyng.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . haroldes of armes with standard and a gret . . . armes,
and vj baners-rolles and iiij baners of [saints, and] x dosen of penselles, and a herse of v prynse[pals . . .] wax and ij gret whyt
branchys and a viij dosen of skochyons and a cote-armur, elmett,
targett, mantylles, and xj dosen of torchys, and mony mornars;
[and the] morow masse and a sermon, and grett chere and . . .
dere for hym.
The xviij day of October was the obseque of . . . . (blank)
sqwyre, with cote armur and pennon of armes, and iiij dosen of
skochyons of armes and iiij branche tapurs.
The xxiij day of October was bered at Westmynster master
Wentworth, sqwyre, and cofferer unto quen Mare, with ij whyt
branchys and ij dosen torchys, and a cot-armur and a pennon of
of armes, with a harold of armes, and a iiij dosen of skochyons of
armes and serten morners, and mony of the quen Mare['s] servandes at ys berehyng at sant Marg(ar)et there.
The sam day was bered in the abbay master Gennyngs, with ij
whyt branchys and a ij dosen skochyons of armes, and xvj torchys
and iiij gret tapurs, and mony morners in blake, and pore men
The xxiiij day of October was bered at sant Stevyn in Walbroke master doctur Owyn, phesyssyon, with a ij haroldes of
armes and a cote armur and penon of armes, and iij dosen of
armes, and ij whyt branchys, and xx torchys; and xx pore men
had gownes, and ther dener; and iiij gret tapurs; and the morow
masse, and master Harpfheld dyd pryche; and after a gret dener.
. . . . . . . . . . .
master Ambros Wylliams sqwyre, and grocer . . . . . . .
hersse of wax, and v dosen penselles and vj . . . . . . and
ij gret whyt branchys and ij dosen torchys . . . . . of armes
and a cotte armur and a pennon of armes, and mony morners in
blake; and hegayff the sam[e church a] goodly crosse of sylver
and the stayff to the chyrche; [and] a grett dolle of money, a
iiijd. a pesse, and aft[er a] dener.
The xxvj day of October was bered [at Saint Giles's] withowt
Crepullgatt master Cottun, a grett rich man of law, with ij grett
whytt branchys and xij [torches] and iiij gret tapurs, and mony
morners; and after a gret dener.
The xxvij day of October was bered in Al. . . parryche master Perce('s) wyff the quen('s) skynner . . . . branchys and xij
torchys and iiij grett tapurs. . . . morners in blake; and after
masse a grett dener; [and he] gayff to ys compene serten money
to dyne [at] ther hall the sam day.
The vj day of November was bered at sent Benettes at Powlles
Warff master John Stokes (the) quen('s) servand and bruar, (fn. 30) with
ij whytt branchys and x gret stayffes-torchys and iiij gret tapurs;
and x pore men had rosett gownes of iiijs. the yerd, and xvj
gownes, and cottes of xijs. the yerd.
The xij day of November was Saterday ther was a woman sett
on the pelere (fn. 31) for sayhyng that the quen was ded, and her grace
was not ded then.
The xvij day of November be-twyn v and vj in the mornyng
ded (fn. 32) quen Mare, the vj yere of here grace('s) rayne, the wyche
Jhesu have mercy on her solle! Amen.
. . . . . . . . . . .
[The same] day, be-twyne a xj and xij a' for[noon, the lady
Eliza]beth was proclamyd quen Elsabeth, quen of England, France
and Yrland, and deffender of the feyth, by dyvers haroldes of armes
and trumpetors, and dukes, lordes [and knights,] the wyche was
ther present, the duke of Norfoke, [the] lord tresorer, the yerle
of Shrousbere, and the yerele of Bedford, and the lord mayre and
the althermen, and dyver odur lordes and knyghtes.'
The sam day, at after-non, all the chyrches in London dyd ryng,
and at nyght dyd make bonefyres and set tabulls in the strett,
and ded ett and drynke and mad mere (fn. 33) for the newe quen Elsabeth, quen Mare('s) syster.
The xix day of November ded (fn. 34) be-twyn v and vj in the morning
my lord cardenall Polle at Lambeth, and he was byshope of
Canturbere; and ther he lay tyll the consell sett the tyme he
shuld be bered, and when, and wher.
The sam day all London song and sayd Te Deum laudamus in
evere chyrche in London.
The xx day of November dyd pryche at Powlles crosse doctur
Bylle, quen Elsabeth('s) chaplen, and mad a godly sermon.
The xx day of November ded (fn. 35) the bysshope of Rochestur (fn. 36) and
parsun of sant Mangnus on London bryge.
The xxij day of November was bered in Jhesus chapell (fn. 37) master
Robertt Jonsun gentyllman, and (blank) to the byshope (of) Lundon, Boner; with ij whyt branchys and xiiij grett stayff-torchys, and
iiij grett tapurs, and ii dosen and d' (fn. 38) of skochyons of armes; and
mony morners in blake, and all the masters of Jhesus with ther
blake saten hodes, and a xxx morners; and the morow masse and
a sermon, and after a grett dener, and a dolle of money.
The xxiij day of November the quen Elsabeth('s) grace toke
here gorney from Hadley be-yond Barnett toward London, unto
my lord North('s) plase, (fn. 39) with a M. and mor of lordes, knyghtes,
and gentyllmen, lades and gentyllwomen; and ther lay v days.
. . . . . . . . . . .
cote armur and pennon of armes and . . . . . with ij whytt
branchys and xij torchys and iiij gret tapurs.
The xxv day of November was bered in sant . . . Flettstrett
master Skynner sqwyre, on of the vj clarkes of the Chansere, with
a harold of armes beyryng ys cote armur, and ys pennon of armes,
and ij dosen skochyons of armes, and ij grett whyt branchys and
xvj torchys and iiij g[reat tapers;] and mony morners, and all
they of the Chanserey.
The xxvj day of November was bered in [Kent] my lord Cobham here husband (fn. 40) with iij haroldes . . . . with a gret baner
of armes and iiij baners of [images], and a iiij dosen of armes—my lade Cobbam.
The xxvj day of November was bered at the Blake Frers in
Smythfeld master Bassett sqwyre, on of the [privy] chambur with
quen Mare; and he had ij whyt branchys, and xij torchys, and iiij
gret tapurs, and a harold . . . a cote armur, a penon of armes,
and ij dosen of [shocheons.]
The xxv day of November was mared ser Thomas W[hite]
knyght, late mare, (fn. 41) unto my lade Warren, the wyff of ser Raff
Warren, knyght, twys mare of London.
The xxx day of November, was sant Andrewes day, the bysshope
of Rochestur was cared from the plasse in Sowthwarke unto sant
Mangnus in London; for he was parsun ther; and he had a herse
of wax, and a v dosen pensels, and the qwyre hangyd with blake
and armes; and he had ij whyt branchys and ij dosen torchys;
and he had ij haroldes of armes, ser Wylliam Peter cheyff morner,
and ser Wylliam Garrett, master Low, master Catter, and dyvers
odur, and mony morners; and xij pore men had blake gownes,
and xij of ys men bare torchys; and after my lord of Wynchester
dyd pryche; and after he was bered they whent to ys plasse to
dener, for ther was a grett dener, and he had a gret baner of armes
and iiij baners of santes and viij dosen of skochyons.
[The xxviijth day of November the Queen removed to the Tower
from the lord North's] plasse, (which) was the Charter Howsse.
[All] the stretes unto the towre of London was newe gravelled.
Her grace rod thrugh Barbecan and Crepulgat, by [London-wall]
unto Bysshope-gate, and up to Leden-halle and thrugh Gracyus
strett and Fanchyrchestrett; and a-for rod gentyllmen and [many]
knyghtes and lordes, and after cam all the trumpetes blohyng, and
then cam all the haroldes in a-ray; and my lord of Penbroke [bare
the] the quen('s) sword; then cam here Grace on horsbake, [apparelled] in purpull welvett with a skarpe (fn. 42) abowt her neke, and [the
serg]anttes of armes abowt here grace; and next after rod [sir]
Robart Dudley the master of her horse; and so the gard with halbards. [And] ther was shyche shutyng of gunes as never was
hard a-for; so to the towre, with all the nobulles. And so here
Grace lay in the towre unto the v day of Dessember, that was sant
Necolas evyn. And ther was in serten plasses chylderyn with
speches and odur places, syngyng and playing with regalles.
The v day here Grace removyd by water undur the bryge unto
Somersett plase, with trumpetes playng, and melody and joye and
comfortt to all truw Englys-men and women, and to all pepulle.
The vij day of Desember was bered my lade Chamley, the wyff
of ser Roger Chamley knyght and late lord cheyffe barne, (fn. 43) in the
parryche of sant Marten's at Ludgate; and ther was iiij branche
tapers, garnyshed with iiij dosen pensels; and the howse hangyd
with blake and armes, and the strett and the chyrche with blake
and armes; and ther was a harold of armes; and ij whyt branchys,
and xxiiij torchys, and mony morners; and the morow masse and a
sermon, and after a grett dener; and she had iiij baners of santtes (fn. 44)
The viij day of Desember was bered at the Sayvoy doctur
Westun sum-tyme dene of Westmynster, with ij dosen torchys.
The vj day of (December) was bered in the west contray ser Antony Hongerford knight, with standard, penon, cot, elmett, target,
sword, and iiij dosen skochyons of armes, and no harold of armes.
[The ix day of December was buried at St. Paul's doctor Gabriel Dune] prest, with ij whyt [branches . . . . . . . .
tapurs, and the pore men had gownes.
The x day of Desember was browth do[wn from] her chambur
in-to her chapel quen Mare, [with all the heralds,] and lordes and
lades and gentyllmen and gentyllwomen, [hir] offesers and servands, all in blake, with (unfinished)
The sam mornyng my lord cardenall was [removed from] Lambeth, and cared toward Canturbery with grett [company in] blake;
and he was cared in a charett with [banner-]rolles wroth (fn. 45) with fyne
gold and grett baners [of arms,] and iiij baners of santes in owllo. (fn. 46)
The ix day of Desember was creatyd at Somersett plasse, wher
the quen('s) grace lys, master Rychmond (fn. 47) Norroy, and Rysbanke (fn. 48)
The xij of Desember was bered at sant Martens at Ludgat ser
Gorge Harper knyght, with ij haroldes of armes, with ij whyt
branchys, xij torchys, and iiij gret tapurs; and a standard, a pennon,
and cote armur, target, sword, mantyll, and crest a gylt bore, (fn. 49) and v
dosen of skochyons of armes, and mony morners, and ther had xvj
pore men had gownes.
The xj day of Desember was bered with-in the Towre master
Verney, the master of the Juell-howse; and he gayff to xij pore
men good gownes.
The (blank) day of Desember was bered in sant Edmonds in
Lumbarstret my lade Wynddebanke, late of Cales, (fn. 50) with ij dosen
of skochyons of armes.
[The xiij day of December, the corpse of the late Queen was
brought from St. James's, in a cha]rett, with the pyctur of
emages (fn. 51) lyke [her person], adorned with cremesun velvett and her
crowne on her hed, her septer on her hand, and mony goodly
rynges on her fyngers; up the he-way [went] formett (fn. 52) [the] standard with the Faucon and [the Hart]; then cam a grett compene
of morners; and after anodur godly standard of the Lyon and the
Faucon; and then her houshold servandes, ij and ij together, in
blake gownes, [the] haroldes rydyng to and fro to se them go in
order; and after cam the iij standard with the Whyt Grahond and
the Faucon; and then cam gentyllmen in gownes, morners; and
then cam rydyng sqwyrs, bayryng of baners of armes; and then
cam my lord marques of Wynchester on hors-bake, bayryng the
baner of the armes of England in-brodered with gold; and then
cam after Chester the harold, baryng the helm and the crest and
mantyll; then cam master Norroy, bayryng the targett with the
garter and the crowne; and then cam master Clarenshus bayreng
the sword and after cam Garter, bayryng her cot-armur, on
hors-bake they all; and baners borne abowt her, with knyghts,
lords, and baners a-bowt the corse; with iiij harolds bayryng
on horss-bake iiij whyt baners of santes wroth (fn. 53) with fyne
gold, master Samersett, master Lanckostur, master Wyndsor, and
master Yorke; and then cam the corse, with her pyctur lyung
over her, and the corse covered with cloth of gold, the crosse
sylver, and then cam iij (blank) with the cheyff morners; and then
lades rydyn, alle in blake, trapyd to the grond; and the charett that
the quen was in rode the pages of honor with baners in ther
handes; and a-for the corse her chapell, and after all the monkes,
and after the bysshopes in order; and so by Charyng-crosse to
Westmynster abay; and at the grett dore of the chyrche evere (fn. 54)
body dyd a-lykt (fn. 55) of ther horse; and then was gentyll-men rede (fn. 56) to
take the quen owt of her charett, and so erles and lordes whent afor her grace to the herse ward, with her pyctur borne betwyn men
of worshype; and at the cherche dore met her iiij byshopes, and
the abbott, mytered, in copes, and sensyng (fn. 57) the body; and so she lay
all nyght under the herse, and her grace was wachyd. [And there
were an hundred poor men in good black gowns] bayryng longe
torchys, with [hoods on their heads, and arms] on them; and
a-bowt her the gard bayryng [staff-torches] in blake cottes; and
all the way chandlers [having] torchys, to gyffe them that had
ther torchys [burnt out].
The xiiij day of Desember [was] the quen('s) masse; and [all
the lords] and lades, knyghtes and gentyll women, dyd offer.
[And there was] a man of armes and horse offered; and her cotarmur, and sword, and targett, and baner of armes, and iij [standards]; and all the haroldes abowt her; and ther my lord bysshope of Wynchester mad the sermon; and ther was offered cloth
of gold and welvet, holle pesses, (fn. 58) and odur thynges. [After the]
masse all done, her grace was cared up [to the chapel] the
kyng Henry the vij byldyd, with bysshopes [mitred;] and all the
offesers whent to the grayffe, (fn. 59) and after [they] brake ther stayffes,
and cast them in-to the grayffe; in the mayn tyme the pepull
pluckt [down] the cloth, evere (fn. 60) man a pesse (fn. 59) that cold caycth (fn. 61) [it,]
rond a-bowt the cherche, and the armes. And after[wards,] my
lord bysshope of Yorke, after her grace was [buried,] he declaryd
an colasyon, (fn. 62) and as sone as he had made an end, all the trumpetes bluw a blast, and so the cheyff morners and the lords and
knyghtes, and the bysshopes, with [the] abbott, whent in-to the
abbay to dener, and all the offesers of the quen('s) cott. (fn. 63)
The xvj day of December was cared in a charett from sant Baythelmuw the grett unto Essex to be bered, with baners and banerrolles abowt her, my lade Ryche, and so to the plasse wher she
The xviij day of Desember was [buried] my lade Ryche, the
wyff of the lord Ryche, with a herse of v prynsepalles and a viij
dosen penselles and a viij dosen skochyons and a grett baner of
my lordes and my lades armes and iiij baner rolles, and iiij
baner(s) of santtes; (fn. 64) and grett whytt branchys and vj dosen of
torchys; and xxiiij pore men had gownes; and the morow masse
and a grett dener, and ij haroldes and mony morners.
[The xxviij day of December the late bishop of Chichester (fn. 65) was
buried at Christchurch, London,] . . . . skochyons, and
torchys, and xviij stayffe . . . . . branche tapers, with iiij
dosen penselles and iiij . . . . . . and a d' (fn. 66) of bokeram,
and a grett baner of armes [of the see] of Chechastur, and ys
own armes, and iiij baners of [saints]; master Clarenshus was the
harold; and v bysshopes dyd offer [at] the masse, and iij songe
masses that day, and after a grett [dinner,] and xviij pore men
had rosett gownes of frys.
The xxiij day of Desember was the obseque at Westmynster[with
the] sam herse that was for quen Mare, was for Charles the V.,
Emporowre of Rome, was durge, and the morow masse with . .
mornars (fn. 66) and (blank) was the cheyff morner.