Item the x. day of the same monythe after vij. a clocke at nyght
was made a proclamacyon at the crosse in Chepe by iij. harraldes
and one trompet with the kynges shreffe of London master Garrard
with dyvers of the grade for Jane the duke of Suffolkes dowter to
be the qwene of Ynglond, (but fewe or none sayd "Good save
hare," (fn. 1) ) the whyche was browte that same afternone from Richemond un-to Westmyster, and soo unto the tower of London by
watter. And the nexte day in the morninge was sett forth in printe
that the lady Mary with the lady Elzabeth ware bothe provyd illegittimatt and borne unlawfulle and clerely dyschargyd from the
crowne and from almaner of possessions of the kynge their fader
Henry the viij. And also provyd accordynge by the lawys of the
churche, as thei say, and by the temporall lawys. And also by a
parlament kepte at Westmyster in the xxviijti yere of their fader
kynge Henry the viij. And soo by that they be dyschargyd and
dyssanullyd from alle maner of inherrytans of the imperialle crowne
of the hole realme of Ynglond, and to have none maner of possessyons
of the same. And they say also that the kynge Edward the vj.
made a wylle and a testament at hys last dayes, and gave the inherytans of the crowne unto the duches of Suffolke lady Kateryne, the
whiche was dowter un-to lady Mary that was the Frenche qwene
and one of the dowters of kynge Henry the vij. and yf she had anny
male issew or the sayd kynge Edward the vj. dyde, then the imperiall crowne shulde goo unto here issew, and if not un-to here dowter
lady Jane the wych was maryd unto the iij. sone of the duke of
Northhumberland Gylford Dudley. And from hare for lacke of issew
unto hare cosyne Margaret late the dowter of lady Elnor wyffe unto
[the earl of Cumber]lond one of the kynges blode, the whyche was
one of the French qwens dowters [and to the heirs] of hare body lawfully begottyne.
. . . . . . . . . . a young man that was drauer at
sent Jones at Ludgate . . . . . . . both hys erres cut
of cruelly, and sent unto warde agayne . . . . . . . and
had a rewarde of the chamber; (fn. 2) and within iij. dayes after hys
master [went to the Tower, where he was] gunner, and was drownyd
by the way and ij. men with hym.
Item the xij. of the same monyth of July was [procl]amacyon
made to take up men, and to come to Totylle, and to have xd. a day,
and na[mely to] feche in lady Mary; and that same day wente
furth to feche here in the duke of Northumberland, and more was
se . . . . . but he lay a iiij. or v. dayes besyde Ware, and then
went forwarde to Chambri[dge, and] thowte to worke masteres, (fn. 3) as
it aperes after.
||These words are a subsequent insertion above the line.
||This paragraph (which is very imperfect from being written in the upper margin of
the manuscript, where it is partly burnt and cut away,) relates to the story of Gilbert Potter, of which the particulars have been collected in the Chronicle of Queen Jane and
Queen Mary, pp. 115—121. The present passage states, that on the change of affairs he
received an immediate "reward of the chamber" of the city, and it has been shown in the
former chronicle that he had afterwards a more ample recompence from the crown.