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PREFACE The editor wishes to express his thanks to the Venerable A. Sargent, Archdeacon of Canterbury, for his ready permission to use these archidiaconal records, and also to the Dean and Chapter for access to their valuable library. From the staff of that library he has received nothing but kindness; and he will not readily forget the personality of the late W. P. Blore, Honorary Librarian, and even more the learning and helpfulness of Mr. W. Urry, the present Keeper of the Manuscripts. Early in the work Mr. W. Sharp generously placed at our disposal his uncompleted transcript of the 1557 Visitation (fi.I-172), which he had been forced to give up owing to failing eyesight. By collating this with the original we have made a fresh transcript, at the same time extending abbreviations and making the use of capitals uniform for the benefit of the general reader. The order of visitation at the beginning of the MS. (fi. i-vii) has also been inserted. In the second volume the remainder of the 1557 Register (fi. 171-270) will be printed, together with the much shorter visitations of 1556 ¡and 1558, and an index. There is little published material to help the student of archidiaconal records, learned societies having concentrated on episcopal registers. Our notes are derived largely from the volumes of Transactions of the Kent Archreological Society or Archceologia Cantiana (abbreviated as A.C.), and from transcripts made by the late Rev. T. S. Frampton, now in the Dean and Chapter Library at Canterbury, from the institutions to benefices contained in the archiepiscopal registers at Lambeth. Lastly, we would thank Dr. Irene Churchill, Honorary Editor of the Kent Record Society; and particularly Mr. A. C. F. Beales, General Editor of the Catholic Record Society, whose willingness to accept written MSS. has saved us much expense, time and labour-an acknowledgement which must also be extended to the printers. L.E.W. ST. THOMAS'S PRESBYTERY,

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(1) Nicholas Harpsfield : His Life and Writings Archdeacon Nicholas Harpsfield was the son of John Harpsfield, citizen and draper of London. The family originated in Hertfordshire and were entitled to bear arms. The facts of his life are fully discussed by Professor A. W. Chambers in the introduction to his own and Dr. Elsie Hitchcock's edition of Harpsfield's Life of More (Early English Text ,Society, 1932). The editors seem unaware of the records of his visitations preserved in the Dean and Chapter Library at Canterbury. Harpsfield was born in London in 1519 and in 1529 admitted scholar of Winchester. It was his brother John, three years the senior, who was appointed Regius Profe's sor of Greek at Oxford-not Nicholas, as is stated by Wood. Both studied at New College; both became archdeacons (one of London, the other of Canterbury); and in 1550 both joined the group of Edwardian Catholic exiles centred at Louvain. Four years later, on 31 March 1554, Nicholas Harpsfield replaced Edmund Cranmer as Archdeacon of Canterbury, and on 16 July took the degree of D.C.L. at Oxford. Even before his arrival in England Cardinal Pole had conveyed to the archdeacon certain powers of absolving from heresy, together with faculties for delegating to other priests. The Cardinal was welcomed by him at Canterbury in a long and enthusiastic address, which moved the audience to tears. As commissioner for the checking of heresy he played an important role. Lord Acton and Professor Chambers have defended Harpsfield against charges of cruelty levelled by Foxe. In the one or two instances in the 1557 Register where the scribe indicates, the Archdeacon's personal attitude to a religious offender, it is certainly towards leniency, though within the bounds of the law. From the beginning of Elizabeth's reign the two brothers were imprisoned in the Fleet. Shortly after 19 August 1574 they were released on bail in order to go to Bath for the sake of their health. From 12 November they appeared before the Star Chamber and thereafter frequently until 29 November of the following year, when John alone appeared, asking that his brother might be excused on the ground of illness. Nicholas died shortly afterwards, on 18 December, the fourth Sunday in Advent, 1575-a date which must now replace the inaccurate one (1583) of Pits. John Harpsfield died three years later, on 19 August 1578. In the Upper Reading Room of the Bodleian is a portrait inscribed "NICHo.LAUS HARPSFELDUS ARCHIDIACONUS CANTNAIRENSIS." It is not certain, however, that it is his. The first of Harpsfield's works to be printed was the Six Dialogues, or, to give it its full title, Dialogi sex, contra summi pontificatus, monasticae vit:1e, Sanctorum, sacrarum imaginum oppugnatores, et pseudo martyres. Two editions were printed at Antwerp, in 1566 and 1573. The captive author for his own protection disguised his identity under the pseudonym of Alan Cope. The work is mainly doctrinal and directed particularly against the Centuriators of Magdeburg; but in the sixth dialogue, as the title might indicate, he takes account of the martyrs of ,his countryman, Foxe, and also certain of that writer's inaccuracies. Fot: .example, he shews that 'MaJ.'becke, the organist and composer, was pardoned and still alive. Foxe corrected this error subsequently. A


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(2) Blessed John Stone, O.S.A. The principal interest of the last section of the sixth dialogue consists, however, in Harpsfield's account of two Catholic martyrscited among others as a counterweight to Foxe-the details of whose witness would othenvise be unknown. "Of two others only I will now tell you," he writes, "John Travers, Doctor of Theology, and John Stone, Augustinian. The latter was redeemed at Canterbury by the martyr's crown. But before he came to it, after he had poured forth in prison prayers to God and fasted three days without a break, he heard a voice, though he saw nobody, which addressed him by name, and admonished him to be brave of heart, and not to hesitate with constancy to suffer death for that belief which he had professed. Whereof he derived such alacrity and strength thereafter that by no persuasion or fear would he allow himself to be led away from his belief. These things I learned from a serious and trustworthy man, who is even now living, to whom Stone himself related them.". Harpsfield, as Archdeacon of Canterbury within fifteen years of the execution, was in the position to obtain reliable information concerning the beatus. The City Chamberlains' accounts, preserved in the Corporation archives, have confirmed Harpsfield's story as far as the Augustinian's death is concerned: " Item paid for half a tonne of tymber to make a paire of gallowes for to hang ffryer Stone iis vjd I tern paid to a carpenter for makyng of the same gallowes & the Dray xvjd Item paid to iiij men to help sett vpp the gallowes vijd Item paid for drynk to them id I tern paid for carriage of the same tymber from Stable gate to the Dongeon iiijd I tern paid for a hardell vjd I tem paid for a lode of wood & for a hors to drawe hym to the Dongeon ijs iijd Item paid to ij men that set the ketill & parboyled him xijd Item paid to iij men that caryed his quarters xijd to the gates & sett them vp I tem paid for a Halter to hang hym id Item paid for ij ob [halfpenny] halters id Item paid for Sandwich cord ixd I tern paid for screwe id I tern paid to a woman that scoured the ketyll ijd Item paid to hym that did execucyon iiij viijd "~

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"De ceteris duos tantum iam tibi recensebo, Ioannem Trauersium Theologiae doctorem et Ioannem Stoneum Augustinianum. Hic Cantuariae martyrii corona redimitus est. Sed priusquam eo perueniret, cum in carcere preces ad Deum fudisset, et triduus sine intermissione jejunasset, audiuit vocem, cum neminem videret, quae eum nominatim compellauit, et admonuit ut forti esset animo, atque constanter mortem pro ea, quam professus fuerat, sententia subire ne dubitaret. Un de illum tantum postea alacritatis et rob oris sumsit, ut nulla persuasione, terroreve a sententia deduci se passus fuerit. Haec ego a viro gravi, et fide digno accepi, qui etiam nunc vivit, cui Stoneus ipse ea patefecerat" (Antwerp ed., 1566, pp. 994-5). ~ Christopher Marlowe, by John Bakeless (1938), i, 38-9. The transcription in Historical Manuscripts Commission, Ninth Report (1883), p. 153a, is incomplete; and also in Lives oj the English M artyf's, 1535-45, vol. i (1904:). ed. Dom Bede Camm.


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The next entry refers to the visit of Anne of Cleves, which took place on 29 December 1539. Stone was almost certainly alive as late as 14 December the year before, for Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover, who had been charged with the surrender of the Augustinian friary, in a letter to Cromwell seems to allude to him.* Being there the 14th day of December," he complains, " one friar there very rudely and traitorously used him before all the company, as by a bill here enclosed ye shall perceive. I, seeing his demeanour, straight sequestered him so that none spake with him. I sent for the mayor, and before he came I examined him before Master Spylman, and at all times he still held and still desired to die for it, that the King may not be head of the Church of England, but that it must be a spiritual father appointed by God. Wherefore I required of Master Ma,yor to have horses and men to send him to you, charging both the men that no man should speak with him." The date of Stone's martyrdom is variously given by later Augustinian writers. Luigi Torelli~ says 12 May 1538, which for reasons just stated can hardly be correct. The friary was founded in 1318, and the Simon Langton school stands on the site of it. The following verse on Blessed John Stone was composed by an Austin friar, who wrote in the seventeenth century: " Oh fidei lumen Stonnaeus carcere clausus Obscuro, fidei lucidus igne fiagrat. N ec tamen exstinctum est tene broso carcere lumen, Martyrii rutila claruit igne magis." :I: tr

(3) Harpsfield's Other Works Harpsfield's next work was the Historia Anglicana Ecclesiastica, edited by Richard Gibbons at Douai in 1622. His Life of More, published for the first time for the Early English Text Society in 1932, is extant, according to Chambers, in eight manuscripts. It is the first attempt at a complete life of More with an account of his literary work included. Harpsfield is again a valuable witness concerning a martyr's end, viz. Blessed Germain Gardiner (1544). The Pretended Divorce was edited for the Camden Society in 1878 by Nicholas Pocock. A manuscript of it was found among the papers of the Venerable William Carter, a printer and Harpsfield's amanuensis, who was martyred in 1584. A Life of Christ is the fifth work which can with certainty be assigned to Harpsfield. In it he records the appearance of a cross in Kent in the year 1559. A Life of Cranmer, which cannot now be found, may possibly be his. So much for his ecclesiastical and literary career in its main outlines. We now turn to the office of archdeacon of Canter¡ bury itself. Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, vol. xiii, pt. ii (1538), No. 1058; and Henry VIII and the English Monasteries, by Cardinal Gasquet (1906 ed.),

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(4) The Archdeacon of Canterbury : His Powers and Privileges Originally the archdeacon* was the chief of the deacons attached to a cathedral church. Gradually the practice arose of delegating to him many duties which the bishop, preoccupied by other functions, was unable to carry out in person. Eventually in each diocese there were established archdeaconries with fixed boundaries, and finaily in the thirteenth century Pope Innocent III recognized the archdeacon as possessing no longer delegated but ordinary jurisdiction. The archdeacon then began to delegate part of his work to an official, to whom he paid a portion of the fees or 'procurations: Such a course, however, was likewise open to the bishop, who, by appointing his own official, rendered his own court-to which people had always had the right of appeal against , archidiaconal decisions-more accessible. Suitors preferred to have recourse to the superior court, which saved the risk of an appeal. As a result the archdeacon's authority declined and the Council of Trent deprived him of almost all his functions. The rights of the archdeacons of Canterbury (who date with certainty from the time of Lanfranc) are summarized from the Black Book of the archdeacoru-y of Canterbury, now in the Dean and Chapter Library, in Battely's edition of Somner's Antiquities of Canterbury,' as follows: 1 Hearing causes belonging to their courts. 2 Correcting delinquents. 3 The right to appoint officials and apparitors (summoners). 4 Proving of wills and granting letters of administration. 5 The disposal of intestate goods. 6 Conducting visitations of churches and clergy, exacting" procurations," and proceeding against the contumacious or disobedient. 7 Visiting churches, parsonages, etc. 8 The right to dispose of benefices in vacancy. 9 Induction of rectors and vicars. 10 The right of proceeding against persons excommunicated. 11 The examination of ordinands. 12 The right to receive every year 2 great trees from tIle Archbishop's woods. Lastly, three factors peculiar to the archdeacons of Canterbury which raised them above all others in the country. There .,was only one archdeacon in the whole diocese: he could reconcile penitents on Maundy Thursday; and he also possessed the privilege of installing suffragan bishops throughout the province. He made, either personally or through his commissary or official, a visitation of the whole djocese twice a year. This was around Easter . and Michaelmas. At these visitations his injunctions were solemnly read out. In addition, a court was held once a month at which the archdeacon presided or his official. During the period of Queen Mary this court sat in any church that was convenient and central, but more or less regularly. in the Poor Priests' Hospital in Stour Street, and in the church of All Saints, Canterbury. Harpsfield's Protestant successor, Guest, afterwards Bishop of Rochester, built a new court in St. Margaret's church. For information about the office in general see introduction to Vetu s L iber Archidiaconi Eliensis (Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1917), ed. C. L. Feltoe and E. H. Minns. , 1703, p. 129.

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(5) Cardinal Pole's Injunctions In 1557 Cardinal Pole issued injunctions for the visitation of the Canterbury diocese, fifty-four in all. Frere* states that there is no record of their administration. We may, however, probably discern their operation in Harpsfield's Visitation of 1557. A summary of the questions drawn up by Pole will shew a correspondence with Harpsfield. The articles are as follows: Clergy. 1 Do they hold divine service or not ? 2 Behaviour of parsons and curates . .3 Are the sacraments and sacramentals administered ? 4 Do any parishioners die without the sacraments? 5 Whether the clergy frequent ale-houses or not? 6 Do they teach midwives how to baptize in emergency? 7 Do they look after the font? 8 Do they keep a book of those reconciled to the Church? 9 Are priests who had wives reconciled ? 10 Are the people taught by their parsons the articles of faith and the 10 Commandments? 11 Do the clergy observe the canons, Christian behaviour, and the service of the Church? 12 Prayers for the King and Queen. 13 Repair and maintenance of chancels, vicarages, rectories. 14 Is erroneous doctrine taught, especially against the unity of the Church? 15 Is English used in services or sacraments ? 16 Do any of the clergy keep suspicious women in their houses, or frequent the company of those holding heretical or evil opinions? 17 Privy resort to former wives. 18 Do they dress properly, shave the beard, and keep the tonsure? 19 Do they use unlawful games, as dice or cards? 20 Do the clergy reside, keep hospitality, and make charitable contributions of ecclesiastical law ? 21 Is the register for christenings, burials, and marriages, with names of godparents, properly kept? Laity. The articles of enquiry concerning the laity may be summarized as follows: 22 Heretical or erroneous opinions. 23 Especially concerning the Blessed Sacrament. 24 Auricular confession. 25 Absence from church on Sundays or holy days. 26 Behaviour in church-walking, talking, and" jangling." 27 Immoral living, known or vehemently suspected, and receiving of such persons. 28 Blasphemers and swearers. 29 Perjurers, simoniacs, usurers. 30 Keeping of churches and churchyards. 31 Ornaments and furniture of the church; liturgical books; is the rood of decent stature with Mary and John? Is the image of the patron set up ? . 32 Withholding of tithes or church dues and goods. Visitation Articles &.0 Injunctions oj tlte Period oj the RejoYmation, ed. \V. H. Frere and W. M. Kennedy (Alcuin Club, 1910). pt. ii, pp. 422-6.

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Drunkenness, ribaldry, evil living and lewd pastimes, especially at time of service. Witchcraft. Are any married within forbidden degrees, or privily without banns? Easter duties. Secret conventicles and preachings. Observance of fasts and Ember days. Are altars consecrated? Is the Blessed Sacrament carried devoutly to the sick with light and sacring bell ? Are the schoolmasters Catholics, and are there any schools kept without licence of the bishop ? Do any administer the goods of the deceased without the bishop's authority? Are the poor provided for? Is a lamp or candle lit before the Blessed Sacrament? If not, to be provided with expedition. Are infants and children brought for confirmation in due time? Possessors of unlawful or erroneous books. Withholding of money for highways or other charitable purposes. Have any put away their wives, or vice versa, without authority ? Violation of Sundays or holy days, or work On the same. Are taverns open on these days at service time? Contempt of the Holy See. Do any minstrels sing songs against the Church or her ceremonies? If there are hospitals, is their work performed ? Is any plate etc. withheld from the said hospitals, and by whom?

(6) Harpsfield's Visitation, 1557 The Harpsfield visitation of 1557 is contained in a folio volume of 270 pages (Z 3.32 in the library catalogue), mostly written on both sides. Though provision was made for visiting the Canterbury deanery, only those for Harbledown and Hackington, and for the hospitals, have survived. At the beginning of the visitation is a time table, which comprises often six and sometimes more churches in one day. A return is arranged in the following orderi. The incumbency, patronage, and value of the living. ii. The names of churchwardens and parishioners. The latter are not to be confused with the main body of the inhabitants. iii. The number of communicants. Ea.ster duties were then, of course, compulsory. iv. The number of families in the parish. Frequently these valuable statistics are missing. v. A Latin formula follows to the effect that the Archdeacon has performed his visitation, and then issued the following injunctions. vi. The injunctions are in English, and constitute the bulk of the returns. vii. Finally, detections and presentments. It may be noticed that the church furniture and fabric are continually styled "ruinous." The word did not then mean the degree of dllapidai~on which


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it does now; and it occurs with equal regularity in the episcopal visitations of the diocese of Lincoln (1517 - 31), as Professor Hamilton Thompson's edition of the same for the Lincoln Record Society shews. The end of our volume is confused and defective owing to parts of the pages being tom off, in spite of which it ranks very high for fullness and interest. By 1557 the Marian reforms, which commenced very gradually, had got under way, and could be applied with some thoroughness. Its arrangement is orderly. The value of expert binding can best be appreciated by regarding a photograph of the volume's former condition, which is inset. More than one scribe was engaged on writing up the returns. They are in fair copy, rich in flourishes and terminal hooks, which often cannot, be distinguished from contractions. "Ve have extended throughout, except in certain ambiguous cases and that of the ever-recurring word' Cant.' Proper names have been supplied with capitals. In the text there is, of course, no uniformity' either in spelling, abbreviation, etc.

(7) Visitations of 1554, 1555, 1556, 1558 Also in the Dean and Chapter Library are deposited all the visitation books of the archdeacons of Canterbury, dating, with certain gaps, from 1499 to 1590.* They were transferred in 1928 from the chamber over Christ Church gateway, where many of them lay in V'3ry bad condition. The collection has now been bound at the expense of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. Only one-for 1502~-has so far been printed. These visitation returns vary considerably, but are on the whole little more than lists of incumbents and churchwardens with certain stock marginal notes, such as' comparuit' (he appeared), 'non' (be did not appear), 'monitus' (summoned), 'non monitus' (not summoned), ' iuratus' (sworn), ' egrotat' (he is ill), , billa' (bill), etc. Queen Mary's reign is well represented. The first in order of binding is a visitation held in the church of Appledore on Monday, 10 September 1554. It is mainly of interest to a local or parochial historian for the names of incumbent, curates, churchwardens, and two parishioners who are entered under eacb parish. Such jejune lists are, however, useful for tracing curates, who are n6t discoverable as parish priests are from institutions in the epi.scopal registers. At the end of each deanery is noted: tI iudex pronunciauit omnes absentes contumaces," with penalty reserved until the next court at Canterbury-a usual procedure. In 1557 there are few examples of absence; before then there are many. This ma.y be explained by the fact that in 1557 the archdeacon personally went round to every church and did not simply choose one church for a whole deanery or visit by proxy; and possibly by a gradual improvement in ecclesiastical discipline. The examination of candidates for the priesthood and scrutiny of orders was a.n archidiaconal function. Hence such entries as "exhibeat litteras ordinis," "habet ad exhibendas litteras commendacionis," etc. The rural deans were elected at the close of the archdeacon's visitations. \Ve here note all instances of married clergy or exreligious holding secular benefices. Such were: Rodmersham: Thomas Colynson, 'coniugatus'; â&#x20AC;˘ Art. The Records of the Courts of tlte Archdeaconry &. CO'llsistory of Canterbwry, by Rev. C. E. Woodruff (A.C., xli, 1929), pp. 8Sl-:>6. 'Ed. C, E. Wooaruff (A,C' xlvii, 1935), pp. 13-54, 1


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Bidrnor: William Buck, 'religiosus'; Upchurch: John Townesley, from Boxley abbey, 'religiosus coniugatus'; Selling: Thomas Deve, 'religiosus de Faversham '; Doddington: Robert Heynes, 'religiosus coniugatus fratrum minorum Cant '. Oare: J am'es Reyman, 'religiosus'; Hartey: Dunstan Goodhewe, 'religiosus coniugatus,' from Faversham; Graveney: George Quyllym, from Canterbury, 'religiosus'; Langley: Charles Whalley, 'religiosus de Ledes'; Bearsted: Stephen Singulday, 'religiosus'; Bredhurst: Robert Dunnyng, from Boxley, 'religiosus.' A note which occurs shortly after, viz. "xxi o februarii 1554," suggests that these entries belong to another and earlier visitation than that held at Appledore. We have also been able to trace four other ex-religious-Francis Pyvall at Swin:field; William Thompson, I curate at Wooton, near Dover; Andrew Petnam at Buckland, near Dover; and (from the visitation of 1558) William Blossom, curate at St. Paul's church, Canterbury, therein styled 'monachus.' ' The following are the notices of ' married ' clergy: " Coniugati non separati moniti. Swalclif. Arthurus Brighte. Personaliter comparuit cui Dominus / iniunxit ad comparendum in proximo consistorio Cant' et quod i interim nullam habeat conuersationem cum sua pretensa / vxor~ , et quod separet se ab eadem gerens se tamquam / minister clericalis etc et conuenienti toga etc / sub pena iuris et ad tuns certi:ficandum de premissis etc." A1~0-" Nicolaus Ascheboll, clericus coniugatus," etc. There follows a visitation held in St. Clement:s church, Sand,vich,. on Monday,' 22 April 1555. Non-resident rectors who are outside the diocese are noted (' ex diocesi '). Thoma~ Grifij.t h of Newdiurch appeared before the archdeacon's court on 12 May and was absolved on promise to quit his 'wife' from Corpus Christi. John Fosset of New Romney, who had likewise broken celibacy, 'did not ' appear. Another visitation was held at Chilham Qn 12 September 1555.At the head of Westbere deanery is read: " Memorandum quod lienricus Wood presbiter tenet vxorem." Patrick Ffrebame, curate of Ebony, : is " indutus barba." The curate of Staplehurst, unnamed, " est scotus et anglice ignarus." The note 'yx-q-aneus' , is . not uncommon., and indicates presumably that the priest was from outside the diocese'.' Throughout the reign we notice in particular a number ' of French priests. At the end of the volume (Z 3.6) is a,collection of comperta,. dating from a court held at All Saints', Canterbury, on 18 October 1550, to the year 155,2. " In a second volume (Z 3.5) .is another and¡ incompiete ;visitation ' of 1555, followed by acta of a court held by Robert Colyns, Cqmmissary, in St. Mary's church, Dover, on Monday, 2 March of the same, year, in the presence of P. Lylly, notary public. Most of it 'is probate~ though Henry Wood, already the possessor of a' wife,' is now ordered to discard his beard. Another visitation was held this year at Stâ&#x20AC;˘. Nicholas, New Romney, on Tuesday, 3 February. Its acta are followed by an isolated reference to a court held at Ashford on 30, May 1556. Next comes a visitation held by Harps:field in 1556. It is mainly interesting t>ecause the name of the parish clerk (' aquebaiulus ') of each parish is supplied. There are also fragments of proceedings at


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Faversham on 11 or 21 September (it is not possible to state with certainty the year), and at Ashford on Saturday, 12 September 1558. Lastly, a brief note on the last recorded visitation of Mary's reign-that of 1558. It is headed " Visitacio Venerabilis Viri Magistri Nicholai Harpisffild legum doctorls Archidiaconi Cant' per ipsum actualiter exercita Anno Domini Millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo octavo in presencia Thome Percy notarii publici et registrarii." It is a small folio volume (Z 3.33), rescued by Mr. Urry from various " disiecta membra" in 1947, with pages numbered in later hand 397 5. This numbering, the marks of damp, and the size of the leaves clearly shew that it belonged originally to the collection of visitations above mentioned. Certain references to a court to be held at Canterbury on 15 September provide a terminus ad quem for dating purposes. It is fuller than its predecessors (save, of course, 1557), and in some instances religious offenders of the previous year can be followed up. The title shews that Harpsfield conducted this visitation in person. We shall say more upon it and that of 1556 in the next volume.

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THE RETURNS FOR 1557 SEQUUNTUR ORDO ET DIES visitacionis totius civitatis* et diocesis Cantuarie~ actualiter exercite per Magistrum Nicholaum Harpesffilde legum doctorem archidiaconum Cantuarie anna Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo septimo

DECA~ATUS CANTUARIE ECCLESIA Sancti Martini I Sancti Pauli I Marie Magdelene ~ . Sancti Georgii ante meridiem Marie Bredyn Sancti Andree Sancte Margarete Sancte Mildfede DIE VENERIS penultimo J ulii BEATE Marie Bredina Omnium Sanctorum . Sancti Petri post meridiem Westgate Dunstani I N;orthegate et Sancti Alph,egi J [f. i v.] NACKINGTON } Parva Hardes ante meridi~m Mylton DIE SABBATI Thanyngton vltimo Julii

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. }post meridiem

}ante meridiem }post meridiem

,Now Ramsgate. Broadstairs. § Now Margate. ~ John Lewis, in his History of Thanet (1736, pp. 74-5), says that in his time only part of the walls of the chapel were left. The remains are near Woodchurch Farm. about It miles SE. of Birchington. The chapel was served by a curate as late as 1563. .• • St. Cosmas and St. Damian in the Blean, · near Canterbury. , , Da.te here omitted from schedule.

:I: Now


ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

11

[f. ii v.]

ADISHAM Chillynden DIE SABBATI Knolton septimo Augusti N ONYNGTON Wymmyngwold

DIE LUNE nono Augusti

BARHAM Kingiston Bisshopisborn BRIGGE

} ante meridiem }post meridiem

}ante meridiem r post meridiem

WYNNESBOROWE*}ante meridiem Sandwiche DIE MERCURII vndecimo Augusti HOSPITALE Bartholomei, } Worthe Ham post meridiem Eastrye . NORBORN= Magna Mongeham Ripple }ante meridiem Sholdon Deale DIE JOUIS xij roo Augusti \Valmer Ringwold meridiem Estlangdon Westlangdon

}post

[f. iii r.] DIE VENERIS xiij 0 A ugusti

SUTTON Bettishanger Tylmanston

}

ante meridiem

Waldershare } Colrede Eythorn . post meridiem Shepdeswell [sic] § Barston~

DIE SABBATI xiiijto Augusti

HOSPITALE Saneti ]ohannis** I Hospitale Harbaldown"rante meridiem. Hospitale Estbridge:I: ~ ) Hospitale diui Laurentii§§ }post meridiem Hackyngton

* Woodnesborough. .yc At Sandwich, and still in use. :t Northbourne. § Shepherdswell, also called Sibbertswold. Barfrestoll. * * Founded in 1084 by Lanfranc and now almshouses. ~

If .yc Dedicated to St. Nicholas and founded in 1071 by Lanfranc. It was the first leper hospital in Kent, and is now used as almshouses. II: Now almshouses. Probably founded in the reign of Henry I; it later provided a night's lodgi.ng for pilgrims to St. Thomas's shrine. . § § Situated about. a mile from Canterbury on the south side of the Dover road. Founded in 1137 or 1149 by tb_~ Aboey of St. ,Augustine's.

=


12

ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS DECANATUS DOVOR ET ELHAM

DIE LUNE xvjto Augusti

[f. iii v.] DIE MARTIS xvijO Augusti

~ante

DENTON vVotton meridiem Lyddyn J Ewell Ryver } post meridiem Buckland BEWISFILDE Guston ante meridiem Westcliffe Sancte Margarete~ J Dovor Charlet on post meridiem Hougham ( Alkeham J

DIE MERCURII xvii j 0 A ugusti

DIE JOUIS xixmo Augusti

[f. iv r.] DIE VENERIS xx mo Augusti

1

*

1

SWYNFILDE } Hawkynge ante meridiem Ffolkeston Cheriton } po t meridiem Newington P ADLESFORTH [sic]:I1 } Lyrnmynge ante meridiem Acres Elham Elmestede Hastingleghe

}

POSTLYNG Stanforde Hortonยง Stowtynge Brabom

}

ante meridiem

I }- post meridiem ) }ante meridiem

Bircholte~

DIE SABBATI xxj 0 Augusti

post meridiem

HITHE Hospitale ibidem* * Saltwood ~ post meridie~

DECANATUS LYMPE et Bridge LYMPE I Sellenge l ante meridiem DIE LUNE Smethe ( xxiijo Augusti Aldington J

* Now called Whitfield. :I1 Paddlesworth.

~

~

St. Margaret-at-Cliffe, near Dover. '

ยง Monks Horton, near H ythe.

Survives in the name "Bircholt Court," near Smeeth.

* * Hospital of St. Bartholomew, founded by Hamo de Hythe, Bishop of Rochester, in 1336. .


ARCHDEAcON HARPSFittDiS VISITATION RtnuRNS Herste* Bonyngton Bilsington Rockynge [f. iv v.] DIE MERCURII xxv to Augusti

lpost meridiem

S

ORLASTON Warhorn

} ante meridiem

Kenarton~

} post meridiem

Apuldore } an~e meridiem

DIE ]OUIS xxvjt° Augusti

STONE Wittersham Ebneye Woodchurche

DIE VEr JERIS xxvijO Augusti

SHADOKISHERSTE Kyngisnothe Mersham Sevyngton Willesborough

}post meridiem

HINXHILL Broke DIE SABBATI xxviijO Augusti Wye Boughton Aluph [f. v r. ]

DIE LUNE xxx o Augusti

}ante meridiem }post meridiem } ante meridiem }post meridiem

DECANATUS CHARINGE ESTwELL } ante meridiem Westwell Kennyngton }post meridiem Asshefford

CHARTE magna }ante meridiem DIE MARTIS Charte parva xxxj mb Augusti Charynge } Boughton Malherbe post meridiem Egerton HOTHEFILDE Pevyngton Pluckeleye DIE MERCURII primo Septembris Beatrisden Smarden Hedcorn FRITTINDEN Byddynden DIE ]OUIS secundo Septembris Halden Tenterden

}ante meridiem

* Ij

* This church has now disappeared.

post meridiem

} ante meridiem }post meridiem

=Bethersden.

~

Kennardington.

13


14

ARClIDEACON HARPSFIELD;S VISITATION RETURNS

[f. v v.] DIE VENERIS tertio Septembris

ROLUYNDEN Newynden Sandherst Hawkeherste Benynden

} ante meridiem } post meridiem

DIE SABBATI Cranbroke quarto Septembris DECANATUS SUTTON DIE LUNE vj to Septembris

DIE MARTIS vijmo Septembris [f. vi r.J DIE lOUIS ixmo Septembris

DIE VENERIS x mo Septembris "

DIE SABBATI xjmo Septembris

STAPLEHERSTE l ante meridiem Goodherste J Marden ~ post meridiem SUTTON "I Loose ~ ante meridiem Boughton Munchelsey J Charte }post meridiem Sutton Vallannce ESTSUTTON l Vlcombe J ante meridiem Ledes Langley } post meridiem Otham MAIDSTON } ante meridiem Boxleye Detlynge "I Thornham post mejridiem Bersted Holingborne } ante meridiem Hartisham* Leneham ~post meridiem

J

DECANATUS Sitingborn et Ospringe STALLISFILDE Ottrenden~

DIE LUNE xiijO Septembris

[f. vi v.] DIE MERCURI! xv o Septembris "

Easelynge Newenham Dodington Wichlinge Kingisdown Lynsted MILKSTEDE Frenstede Wormesell:I; Bicknor

* Harrietsham.

~

} ante meridiem

} post meridiem

f

"I

ante meridiem

Otterdeu."

:I: Wormshill.


ARCHDEACON HA~PSFIELDfS VIStTAttON RETtJ~S

DIE louIs xvjto Septembris

DIE VENERIS xvijo Septembris

DIE S~BBATI xviijO Septembris

[f. vii 1'.J DIE LUNE xx mo Septembris

DIE MERCURII xxijto Septembris

DIE lOUIS Xt"{iijO Septembris

Stockburye Hartlepe Rayneham VPCHURCHE Halstoo$ Newington Bobbinge Borden Bredgar Tunstall RODMERSHAM Babchild Tonge Morston Sitingborn Myddilton IWADE Qwynborow.yc Mynster Estchurche Wardon Leisdowne HARTlE Owre Luddenham Buckland Tenham Norton Throwley LEVELANDE .Badlesmere Sheldwiche Ospring Stone Davington FAUERSHAM Preston Goodneston Graveneye Harnhill Sellynge

DIE VENERIS BOUGHTON :b xxiiijto Septembris Chartham

* Halstow.

} post meridiem }ante meridiem } post

meridie~

}ante meridiem } post meridiem

} } . }ante meridiem

} post meridiem }ante meridiem } post meridiem }ante meridiem } post meridiem } ante meridiem

, Queenborough in t1;l.e Isle of Sheppey. :: Boughton-under-Blean.

15


16

ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELdS visiTATION RETURNS

Chilham Moleshe Godmersham Challocke PETHAM [f. vii v.] DIE SABBATI Waltham xxv to Septembris Stellynge Magna Hardes* BURMERSHE DIE LUNE Dymechurche xxvijo Septemqris Sancte Marie~ Hope~

BRENSETE DIE MARTIS I verchurche xxviijO Septembris Newchurche Snargate RUMNEY Nova Lydd DIE lOUIS XXX o Septembris Rumney Vetus Brockland Mydleyeยง Snave [f. lr.]

Lr

post meridiem

J

} ante meridiem }post meridiem } ante meridiem }post. meridiem

l ante J

meridiem

}post meridiem } ante meridiem

1 f

post meridiem

ACRIS Rector Dominus Phillippus Metchalf ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini Archiepiscopi Rectoria valet per annum - - - x libri Iconomi ] ohn Wisse Henricus Maunger~ Parochiani [blank] Gybbon Georg Fferne* * Numerus parochianorum sacramentum }li altaris recipientium - - - - et familie eiusdem parochie ' xij Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc visisque ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius habetur

* Upper Hatdres.

~ St. Mary-in-the-Marsh. Hope All Saints, now a ruin, situated about a mile and a quarter north of New Romney, near the main Ashford road. ยง The ruins of this church stand in fields close to the railway line, about two miles before L ydd is reached. ~ A Richard Manger churchwarden in 1552 (A.C., viii. 100). A George Feron also churchwarden in 1552. when the inventory of church goods was drawn up (Ibid.). ~

**


ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

17

Ffirste yt is commannded that the sacrament be ·set vppe decentlie immediatlie and also to paint non* the tabernacle byfore the highe altar [f. Iv.]

[f. 2r.J

To prouid a fronnt non of sume slight sylk for holly daies with curtaines to the same at thissyd Ester To prouid a pattent non of silver and a corprax at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a cloth for the rod and a veile non against Lent To proiud ij latten candlestickes at thissid Estar with a convenyent vestement non at the same time To prouid a convenyent coope at thissid Christemes and to mak a newe cover to the fonnt with lock non and keye to the same To repaire the channcell and church in all pointes nedefull at this sid Alhallon To proiud a crosse of latten with a crose clothe non against Ester and to provid a handbell at thissyd Alhallon ELMESTEDE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Gilbetius Heme ~ Iconomi Gilbertus Wodd Henricus Spaine Parochiani Johannes Cook;» Humfra Page;» John Dunkin Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no number given] et familie infra dictam parochiam - [no number given] Die et anno prescriptis .... iniunxit et mandauit pariter et mandauit [crossed out-rest as AcriseJ ....

[f. 2v.J

*

Ffirste yt ys commanded that they erecte an altar at thissyd Alhallon To prouid thre altarnon clothes thissyd Alhallon

These notes are in another hand and were obviously interlined in the proper place at a later visitation to indicate how the injunctions had been _complied with. ~ Admitted 22 Oct. 1533 (Cranmer, 342a). :t Churchwardens 1552 (A.C., viii, 147). 'Cook' printed' Clok.' B


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ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

To prouid a fronnt non for the altar with curtainesnon of sylk or say by this [sic] and Hallontyd To prouid towelles nOD for them that do receyve and to prouid a canapie non before Palme Sonday To provid a crosse non of latten with candlesticknan at thissid Ester and to sett vpp there holly waterstock at the church dore afore Mychalmes To prouid a convenyent coope and a vestment non for hollydayes at thissid Ester with all thinges neccesarye To prouid a light for the roud with a vaile and a cloth non for the roud and a vaile against Lent To mak newe there fronnt and keype yt with lock and key Don at thissid Alhallon To prouid a lampe non and a lantarn and to inclose there church non yerd at this sid Michales To repaire there church in althinges neccesarye with a desk cloth and to present all that do were no beades

*

[f. 3r.]

HASTINGI.IGHE

Rector Dominus Robertus Caryer~ ex patronatu I Reuerendissimi Domini Archiepiscopi et valet ~xij libri per annumJ Iconomi John Pilcher John Hawk:!: Parochiani Christoferus Bellingeยง Numerus parochianorum sacramentum } It' altaris recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam - [no number] Die et anno supradictis .. iniunxit et mandauit .. [rest as Acrise]

[f. 3v.]

*

Ffirste it ys commannded to prouid curtaines of silk for the highe altar and cover for the holes of crismatory and lock and key for the fonnt at thissid Saint Michaelmes To repaire the channcell in all thinges neidefull at thissyd Saint Mychaelle and the mansyon non house To prouid a lampe and a cloth for the deske at thissid St Michaelle

non

Complaint of neglect in this matter will again be found under Dover, Hythe, Horton and under Capel Ie Ferne. ~ Adm. 18 June 1557 (Pole, 72b). ~ Also in 1552 (A.C., ix, 2G8). ยง Warden in 1552 (Ibidl).


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ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

To prouid a mattock at thissid Michales Memorandum ys ordered that so many wekes and . monthes as the cure ys unserued the prestes waiges to be couerted to thuse of the churche and in the meane tyme the parishioners to go to church sume to' Elmested and sume to Braborn

[f. 4r.]

POSTELINGE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo} Domino Archiepiscopo - - Vicarius Dominus Richardus Burcher l viearia valet per annum - - - - - f

* "

leonomi ¡Paroehiani

)

[f. 4v.] -

Vl]

libri

John Ketham, William Kenham John Besbiche Clement Browning:!: Steven Stone

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} ' reelplen .. t'mm - - - - - - - - lxxija aIt ans et familie inf.r a dictam parochiam xviijo [sic] Die et anno supradictis .... etc visitauit .. [rest as Hastingleigh] Ffirste it is eommannded to erecte a new altar non at the side at thissid [sic] Alhallon . To prouid a crismatory at thissid Michaeles and thre to welles and one to serve at Ester To prouid a crose non cloth at thissyd All Saintes and a corprax non and a case at thissid Ester To prouid a convenyent paxe at thissid Alhallon and to prouid a conuenyent seplecren0n with lightes desent for the same at thissid Lent To prouid a manuell at thissid Alhalon and a coope at thissid Ester To prouid a paire of latten candlestickesnon and set vpp holly waterstock before Alhallon non

not set vp

To paint ther roud Marie and John and patron non of the churche and furnish the patron with ymages and a convenyent thing to sette the tabernacle at thissid Christenmes

* Adm. 23 June 1538 (Cranmer.

* Inhabitant 1552 (A.C., x, 290). :b Churchwarden

1552 (Ibid.).

365a).

There' Burcharde.'


20

ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

Vocetur

[f. 5r.]

*

Memorandum to call the Ralf Haiselhurste by what auctoryte he soulde the chalice To prouid a light non before the roud and a paire non sensers at thissyd Alhallon To do all the reparacions non of the churche with tharche non and the church yard sufficiently at thissid Alhallon Memorandum to repare the vicarydg house at this sid Alhallon Memorandum that there ys no parsonag but a bame To prouid a lynen non cloth for the desk and also a front~ for thaltar beneth and curtaines for holly dayes and paint paint= the tableยง above at thissid Alhalon with other neccesarye to the said churche Memorandum yt is ordered that for a tyme the vicar shall do service at his owne parishe ij Sondayes and the thryd at Stanford and likewise the holly dayes and the parishioners of this parishe to go to Standford and Standford to cume hether to Postling Also the vicar and Thomas Arden ar enyoyned to buyld vppe the roud lofte whereof the vicar ys be ~ coman did to set vpp the one half and Thomas Arden and Rauf Hasylharst the other half The vicar answerith that he hath buylded* his part and the rest is not done

*

[f. 5v.]

STANDEFORD

Capella annexa ecclesie de Lymmyng Curatus Iconomi John Wolk Thomas Morrice Parochiani Georg Young == William Hurst William Langdon John Shotwater Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} [no altaris recipientium number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - xxijO [sic]

* Pen through.

~ Altar frontal. ยง Reredos. ~ Pen through โ€ข be.' ~ ~ Thomas Gregory curate 1552 (A.C., xi, 415). ; ; A Thomas Young churchwarden 1552 (Ibid.}.

:r: Pen

through.

* * Added later.


ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

21

Die et anno predictis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit et visis ornamentis et iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius specificatur Ffirste it ys commannded that the holly Sacrament non be decently set vpp at thissid Alhallon and also to prouid sume painting non of a table above the altar and to prepaire fronntes non for the holly dayes of silk for the vpper part and nether part of thaltar with curtains non of silk before Christemes [f. 6r.] To prouid a canapie non and a sepu1cre non and decent lightes non against Lent To prouid a crosse non of latten at thissid Michaellmes and to amend there coope owt of hand To prouid a vestement non with all the furniture non against Estar and to prouid a vale non and roud non cloth against Lent To prouid a paire of sensers at thissid Alhallon and to prouid a holly water stock Also all the repracons of the channcell neccesarye to be done at this sid Alhallon To repaire non there church non in all pointes neccesarye} at thissid Alhallon -[f. 6v.]

BRABORNE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Robertus Caryor valet - xj libri Iconomi Matheus Smythe Johannes Cheiseman Parochiani William Burgys Henricus Morrice Thomas Abarrowe Numerus parochianorU11\ sacramentum} "'x;x altare recipientium ______._ VlI] et famiIie infra dictam parochiam - xlvQ [sic] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianus etc visitauit etc visisque ornamentis iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur

*

* Warden also 1552? (A.C., viii, 110).

There" William Smythe."


22

ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'

[f. 7r.]

~

[f. 7v.]

VISITATION RETURNS

Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a fronnt for the altar aboue and beneth with curtaines to the same at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a crosse non of latten and latten candlestickes non at thissid Cristenmes To prouid a paxe and erecte a syde altar and to prouid a grale at thissid Cristemes with an antiphoner To prouid a vestement non with an albe nOD at thissid Cristemes for work dayes To prouid two banners and mend the old streamers at thissid Ester To prouid a desk no cloth with a cover for the book with a lock non and a key non for the fonnte at thissid Alhallon . To repaire the channcell and all thinges neccesarye at thissid All hall on To repaire ther church in all thinges neceesarye at thissid All Saintes Memorandum that Sir Robert Haynes* now vicar of Marden tok away ther latten candlestickes a handbell an i a herse~ and made a cradle of the same herse BYRCHOLTE

*

Rector Dominus Willelmus Hawk ยง clericus Reetoria valet per annum -~----=~ v libri Memorandum that the ehanneell and church ys in grete decaye and they haue hadd no seruice this xij yeres and the church ys in distant [sic] from Braborn a myle and yt ys the mother church to Braborn and there be but there [sic] but three hossolds and yt ys in distant from Smyth half a myle Memoral1dufl1, that one Master Hawk pettie cannon of Poules in London ys parson then~ [f. Sr. ]

STOWTING-

Reetoria appropriata Dominae [sic] Helenore Kempe

* Vicar in 1552 (A.C., viii, 110).

*

~

A framework with taper under which the coffin was placed. The whole of this entry is crossed out. Bircholt reappears later. ยง Christopher Hawke adm. 22 Feb. 1537, patron 'iVilliam Hawke, gent. (Cranmer, 364a). Deprived 1561 under Elizabeth, Robert Carrier replacing him 5 May (Parker, 349a). William Halk occurs as inhabitant 1552 (A.C., viii, 108).


ARCHDEACON HARPSP'IELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

23

Rector Dominus Clementius Gregorye* Jconomi Richard Ffourd John Milner Parochiani John Bowcer' Henry Milner Peter Mantill J ohaJlnes Milner Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} l .. ¡¡or altaris recipientium _____ lllJ et familie infra parochiam predict am - xx o Die et anna .... iniunxit et mandauit prout inferius habetur [rest as Braborne] Ffirste it is commanded that the altar stone nowe uppon thaltar to be taken doune and laid in his plase againe and a newe erecte at thissyd Michaelmes [f. 8v.]

To prouid an other altar cloth and erecte a syd altar and to paint the fronnt over thaltar at this sid Alhallon To prouid a challice of sylver with a pattent of silver owt of hand To prouid a latten candlestick at thissid Cristenme.s and a crosecloth at thissid Ester To prouid an albe non for a vestement and a portasse at thissid Alhallon To prouid light before the roud and lock n6R and key non for the fonnt at thissid Alhallon To prouid a canapye at thissid Lent To repaire ther church and chancell in all thinges neidfull at thissid Saint Michaell Memorandum that the.r ys a parsonage house which is in decay to be repaired at this sid Alhallon

[f. 9r.] xx nlO Augusti anno 1557 5towtyng Quibus die et loco iconomi preciicte parochie allegauerunt quod quidem Edmundus defunctus emit calicem pertinent em ecclesie predicte ponderis xij oz per iiij Ie oz et quod dictus Not solvit inde tantum iiijd super veritate cuius quidem allegacionis predicte ad tacta etc. juramentum prestiterunt

*

*

Clement Stapleton adm. 18 July 1556 (Pole, 69b). Resigned before 29 Feb. 1563, when Eustace Frencham adm. (Parker, 363a). ~ These entries are smudged by the erasures above, which were not allowed to dry. ~ I.e. evangelii.


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ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

Iconomi prenominati in pres entia Edmundi Notte et Petri Notte filiorum et executorum predicti Edmundi defuncti quos monuit ad soluendum dictis iconomis residuum summe dicti calicis allocatione eis facte de et fabricatione duorum hostium [sic] dicte ecc1esie pertinentium sub pena excommunicacionis Similiter Ricardus Aforde Edmundus Not et Petrus Notte fatebantur se deb ere dicte ecc1esie xx solidos pro duobus vaccis pertinentibus Ie herse light et quod contenti sunt soluere dictam summam iconomis dicte ecc1esie citra festum Michaelis proximi *Domino id mandante etc Memorandum that the parson is commannded to do sarvice ij Sondayes at home and the thrid Sonday at Horton and likewysse hollydayes [f. 9v.]

[f. 10r.J

CAPELFERNE

Capella annexa Alkehame Curatus nullus Vicarius de Hugham et Rector de Hawking deseruent cure ibidem altarnis vicibus Iconomi Thomas Ffagge Henry Flynston Parochiani Willelmus Gilles~ Num.erus :p8:roc~ianorum sacramentum}lv altans reClplentlUm - - - - - - et familie infra dictam p2.rochiam xiiijO Die et anna supradictis . . . . specmcatur [rest as BrabourneJ Ffirste it is commanded to prouid fronntes to be painted with storyes of Christ for the . upper part and the nether parte of sume silk with curtaines and fryndges to the same before Alhallon To prouid an other vestement for the holly daies at thissyd Christemes To prouid a lampe and a lantern at thissid Alhallon To prouid a pax of latten and to set vpe the holly waterstock at the church dore before Alhallon To pl"ouid a paire of sensers and iiij towelles at thissyd Ester To present those that were no beades

* The Archdeacon. ~

[not in the ordo visitacionis]

This note is added in another ink. William Gybbe [sic] churchwarden 1552 (A.C., viii. 127).


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ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

Memorandum that yt is ordered that the parishioners shall at such tyme as the haue no seruice go to Alkeham on Sundaies and hollydaies vntill such tyme as further order may be taken and that the church wardens do dewlie present those that do not go to the said church Sondayes and holly dayes Memorandum that there ys nether vicaryege house nor parsonage house [f. IOv.]

HORSTONE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo vacat} .. libri Rectoria et valet per annum _____ . XVI] Iconomi Parochiani

Henry Waite Thomas Hannyng William Kingesmilne John Chittenden

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} .... xxor ' reclplen .. t'mm - - - - - - ill] alt ans et familie infra dictam parochiam - - xxxo

*

Die et anna . . . . habetur [rest as Capelle Ferne] Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a front for thaltar both aboue and beneth of some slyght silk for hollydayes at thissid Alhallon [f. llr.]

To prouid a pattent of sylver for the challice and a lampe non at this sid Alhallon To prouid a paxe non with the imag of Christ of latten non and to prouid a crosse non of latten at this sid Ester . To prouid a paire of latten candlestickes at thissid Christemes and to prouid a sepulcre with convenyent light for the same at thissid Ester To prouic1 a vestement non for working daies and a portas ~ at thissid Sanct Micliaelle Memorandum to present all those that do were no bead@s and those that withhold anny of the church goodes Memorandum that thereys a faire parsonag howse whieh ys in decay to be repaired at thissid Alhallon To repaire the channcell in all thinges neccessarye to be repaired at thissid Alhallon

* Four score.

~

A portisse or breviary.


26

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To prouid a canapie against Lent and a desk non cloth of lynn en with a lock non and a key for the fonnt with a cover To prouid a handbell non a convenyent [f. Ilv.J hollie waterstock at thissid Alhallon To prouid all the reparations non of the church nedefoll at thissid Alhallon Memorandum there ys xij acars of land belongyng to the parsonag and three other acars of land which dyd find the lamplight alwayes Memorandum the [sicJ all the parishioners the daies they haue no service to go to Stowting to seruice [f. 12r.J

CAPELLA de H YTHE Capella de Hithe annexata ecclesie de Saltewodd Rector Magister Nicholas Harpesfeld Curatus Dominus Willelmus Quynthine Iconomi Johannes Mighell J oh:mnes Wreght Parochiani John Patte John Bridgeman Egidius Elingworth Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} . J reclplen â&#x20AC;˘. t'1urn ~~-~ ~ ecccc aIt are [s~c et familie infra dictam parochiam [no number] Die et anno prescriptis .... habetur [rest as beforeJ Ffirst yt is commanded to prouid furniture for the syd altar afore Alhallon To prouid before Christemes fronntes for the altar for working dayes of say for aboue and beneth with curtaines for the same and for holly daies of sylk Memorandum to spek with Mr Honnywell non for the fronnt and canape . To prouide a canapie non of silk with convenyent staves to furnysh the same athissid Lent To prouid a paxe non of latten and a corprax cloth at thissyd Alhallon To prouid an other antiphoner non with a coope non at thissid Ester f~r hollydayes Memorandum to warne the singyng men to helpe in the quere Sondayes and hollydayes To prouid a vaile non a vaile and a ke~ lock non and key for ' the fonnte at thissid Lent

*

[f. 12v.]

*

Deprived before 3 Feb. 1559, and also of Saltwood, when Alexander Nowell, afterwards Protestant Dean of St. Paul's and controversial writer, was admitted in his place (Parker, 341a). ~ Pen through" a vaile" and "ke."


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To prouid a vestement non to be mended for every daie and also lighte before the remd immediatly Memorandum to present all them that do not were bedes To set vppe a lampe non athissid Michaelmes and to repaire there churche and church yerd in all thinges neccesary at thissyd Michaels and likwise to repaire the channcell vt supra [f. 13r. blank] [f. 13v.]

SALTEWOODE

*

Rector Magister Nichelas Harpesfeld Curatus Dominus Robertus Clerke cleric us Iconomi~ William Winckefeld Edward Shotwater Parochiani~ Thomas Henneker sacramentum}l xxx Numerus parochianorum · ... aI tans reclplentmm ------et familie infra dictam parochiam [no number] Die et anno supredictis [rest as before] Ffirste that the churchwardens bytwen this and All Hallontyd do sett vpp again in the quyre the seetes those removed to the body of ye churche Item that the provyd by that tyme an holy water pott of latten Item that they do provyde by that tyme hangynges of say of~ or sylke with eurtenys for ye hie altar Item that by the ·same tyme they do repayre non the body of the ehurche in all thinges espeeyally the south§ northyle [f. 14r. blan.k] f. 14v.]

*

SANCTE MARIE

de Sandwiche R.ec~oria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Johannes Smard ~

Saltwood was one of the livings attached to the arehdeaconr-y of Canterbury, as also Teynham, Lympne, etc. , The inventory of church goods of Saltwood for 1552 survives, but none of these names occur among churchwardens or parishioners in that list (A.C., x, 297). ~ Pen through' of.' All these injunctions are in a different hand from the preeeding. §' South' crossed out. ~ Doubtless John Steward, who resigned St. Mary's, Sandwich, before 25 Nov. 1564, when Thomas Pawson was adm. (Parker, 367a). This same John Steward was also admitted to Cundy's chantry in St. Mary's Church on 10 Feb. 1538 (Cranmer, 366b).


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Iconomi Parochiani

[f. 15r.]

[f. 1OO.J

SANCTI PETllI

Rectoria

* A municipal official. of them.

*

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} [no altar recipientium ~------~ number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [no number] Die et anna prescriptis .... specmcatur [rest as before] F:firste yt ys commanded to prouid curtaines non of silk for thaltar and candlestickes at thissyd Alhallon To prouid [sicJ prouid a crysmatory and a corprax cloth at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a latten crosse at thissid Michaelmes and also another vestement with an albe at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a conuenyent light befoce the roud and a cloth against Lent To prOllid a holly waterstock at thissyd Saint Mychaell To prouid a syd altar at thissid Alhallon To prouid banners and stremers non against Ester To prouid a lantarn for the visitacon and a lock and a key for the fonnt against Alhallon and also a lampe Memorandum that William Lathebury dwelling in London doth withhold sertaine of the church goo des Also yt ys commanded to inquire owt the gifte by legacy of c libri geven by Sir Edward Ryndgeley knyght to the same church at thissyde Michaelmes. 'They have made no inquysition herof To apprehende all suche' as lyve disorderatly and bryng them before the comissioners to Cant. Also yt ys presented that one Willard It ys suspected of heresy qui iam recess it patria

[f. 16r.]

mThe

Johannes Maister iurat William Curtheppe Robert Gray iurat Christoferus Sket Clement Ffynshe Rauf Plaice

de SandWiche vacat

~ This last sentence in another hand. first Protestant mentioned. The Weald of Kent provided most


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Iconomi

Thomas Severn Thomas Hogeskyns Parochiani Thomas Minnes John Gibbard William Browne John Crypse John Parres Thomas Parker John Allexander Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris } [no number] recipientium . et familie infra parochiam predictam [do.] Die et anno supradictis .... habetur [rest as before] Ffirste it is commanded to prepaire faire frunte non clothes for thalthar aboue and beneth thone for working daies and thother for holly dayes of silk with curtaines of the same [f. 16v.J

*

To prouid for altar clothes of lynnen at thissyd Michaelmes and also an other vestement non with all the furniture at thissyd Alhallon To set vpe there patron decentlie and also to set vppe a syd altar at thissid Alhallon To prouid a graile non and a corprax clothe at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a vaile non a crisemetory against Lent To prepaire a lampe with a lock non and a key non for the fonn te against Alhallon Memorandum quod Dominus Robertus [blank] nuper rector ibidem deseruiebat cur' per unum annum tantum et recepit proficua duorum annorum et reliquit cancellam non reparatam To repaire there church in all thinges nedefull and ther churche yerd and kepe them decently before Saint Michaell

[f. 17r.J

*

SANCTI CLEMENTIS

de Sandwiche Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Curatus Dominus Johanis Halle Iconomi Ml' Stephanus Wod John Clerk John Burry

In left margin, opposite first line of t his paragraph, is " H abit at apud Wingham, " and opposite last two lines " F iat ordo pro isto homine."


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Parochianorum

Mr Nicholaus Peck Walter Shitterden Morgan Dauy Thomas Cutton Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~-~-~-[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - [do.] Die et anno supredictis . . . . habetur [rest as befo1 e] Ffirste it is commannded to prouid a fronnt clothe for the altar aboue and beneth with curtaines to the same at thissid Alhallon To prouid a canapie against Lent and also a crosse with the image of Christ vppon yt at thissyd Alhallon with ij surplices To erecte an other altar at thissyd Alhallon and prouid a graile with a lock and a key for the fonnte To prouid a grail* vaile against Lent and also bannar clothes and streamers against Ester with a lampe against Michaelmes Also yt is comannded that Richard Orpie be apprehended and brought to Cant before the King and Quene His Maiestis commissioners vppon Satarday next l

[f. 17v.]

Detections Ricardus Orpye detectus de incontinentie cum quadam Cecilia Iarrarde vidua Orpye vir monitus personaliter comparuit et negauit crimen vnde Dominus assignauit sibi ad purgandum se septima manu~ de vicinis Sabbato proximo apud Cant' quo die comparuit et fatebatur obiecta et fide media promisit solempnizacionem matrimonii fieri inter eos citra festum N atalis Domini proximi et sic dimittitur [f. 18r.]

[sic] SAl CTr BARTHOLOMEI de Sandwiche nullus Curatus Memorandum that the maire and jurates :t of the towne of Sandwiche have the placing of the brothers and susters and also the over sight of them that they doo lyve in good order nihil erat ibidem act urn ob breuitatem temporis HOSPITALIS

* Pen through ' grail.'

~ A form of compurgation. mayors of the Cinque Ports were assisted by a single bench of coundllors called 'jurats:

:t The


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VVORTHE CAPELLA annexa ecclesie de Estrey Curatus Iconomi

nullus Johannes Goddard Richard Austen

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium -----.---.-~[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - - [do.] Die et anno prescriptis .... habetur [rest as before] Ffirste it is comannded to prouid a fronte for thaltar bothe aboue and beneth with curtaines to the same before Alhallon To amende there sensers to make a lock and a keye for the fonnte To prouid a vaile againste Lent with a crosse clothe with a sepulcre and a sydaltar to be erected at thissid Michaelmes [f. 19r.]

fuME

*

Rector Dominus VVillelmus [blank] Iconomi VVilliam Tuck Johannes Robbins Parochiani Richard Arrowe Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ---.---.------ [no number] et familie infra predict am parochiam [do.] Die et anno supradictis .... specificatur [rest as before]

[f. 19v.]

*

Ffirste yt ys commanded to prouid a Marie and John to paint the roud and mak a roud lofte within xij monthes To prouid an albe for there vestement and also a lock and a key for the fonnte before Alhallon To prouid and set vppe the roud owte of hand and prouid a vaile against Lent To prouid another crewett and a lampe and to mak a fronnters clothe for the altars for holly dayes Memorandum that the channcell ys yn gret decay and the parsonage is doune and the parson ys not able to repaire the same againe for the smalness of lyving

John Stuard adm. 7 Aug. 1550 (Cranmer, 411b). Resigned by 14 May 1564 (Parker, 365a), when Thomas Pawson succeeded.


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[f. 20r.]

EASTREY

Rectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' Vicarius Dominus Thomas Bennet Saferus Paramor Thomas Ffrend Parochiani Thomas Whitfeld John Gould Numerus parochianorum sacramentum 1 altaris recipientium ~~-~~~~- J [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - - [do.] Die et anno . . . . habetur [rest as before] Ffirste it is commannded to prouid a graile owt of hand and a vaile against Lent To prouid a carprax with a lock and a key for the fonnte at thissid Mychaelmes [f. 20v.] To [sic] channcellnon ys in decay and that Christ Church in Cant' must amend the tymbre non worke and tyling of the same at thissid Christemes The parrishioners to amend the church yerd and church against the same tyme Iconomi

[f. 21r.]

RIPPLE

*

Rector Dominus Willelmus Mann Curatus Dominus Augusti[n]us LoWJ;ynus Gallus~

Iconomi Parochiani

Bartholomew Rennet Henricus Ffoyche Georg Durbarn

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium -~-~~~[no n~tmber] et familie infra dictam parochiam - - [do.] Die et anno prescriptis .... habetur [rest as before] Ffirste yt is commanded to prouicl an altar cloth of lynnen with a frunter and curtaines at thissyd Saint Michaell To prouid a lynnen corprax with a locknoll and a key for the fonnt with all ther reparations of the church and channcell at thyssyd at thyssyd [sic] Alhallon

*

Adm. 13 May 1536 (Cranmer, 359a). Died before 16 Aug. 1568, when Christopher Burton succ. (Parker, 388a). ~ For another Frenchman see under Bilsington.


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[f. 21v.]

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NORBORNE*

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius Dominus Galfrydus Man non residet Curatus Dominus Johanes Clerke Iconomi Parochiani [f. 22r.]

Leonardus Smythe Thomas Sowtsanders Robert Poyshe

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium -~- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno . . . . habetur [rest as before]

Ffirste yt is comanded to prouid frontars for the highe altar bothe aboue and beneth for holly daies and working dayes with curtanes of silk to the same at thissid Alhallon To prouid a corprax and a vaile clothe againste Lent To prouid a roud Mary and John with the patron of the church atthissid Alhallon Memorandum to tak order for the parishioners for the tyme they haue no church Memorandum that the vicaryg house ys brent [f. 22v.]

MAGNA MONGEHAM

Rector Magister Thomas Burton Iconomi Parochiani

[f. 23r.]

'*

William Veryar Thomas Philpott Edward Crayford John Burton Thomas Horne

Ffirste yt is commanded to prouid an altar clothenon with frontars non for holly dayes and work dayes with curtaines non with latten candlestickes at thissid Alhallon To prouid a corprax non and two surplicesnon before Alhallon To prouid albes non necessarye for the vestements at thissyd Alhallon . To prouid a vaile nOD against Lent with a sepulcre with light to the same against !'ent . To prouid anothernon stone for the highe altar

There is a blank space at the first half of this side, as if the Ripple entries had not been completed. C


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[f. 23v.]

[f. 24r.]

SHOWLDONE capella annexa Norborne Rectoria immpropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Curatus Dominus Robertus Pyborl1 Iconomi Richardus Dyxson Parochiani Symond Butler Thomas Kennette Stephanus Sayer Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - [do.] Die et anno . . . . habetur [rest as before] Ffirste it ys commanded to prouid frontes for aboue and beneth for thaltar with curtanes To prouid candlestickes for thaltar with a vaile against Lent ¡ and mo [?] altarc10thes To prouid a corprax and holly waterstock at the church dore before Alhallon To s'e t vppe a syd altar and a lock and a key for the fonnte and a handbell at thissid All Saintes To prouid a paire of sensers and a cloth for the roud and a new cover for the fonnt Memorandum to repaire ther channcell in all thinges neccesarye and the church at thissid All Saintes

[f. 24v.]

DEALE Rector Magister Hugo Glasier ex patronatu

Rectoria appropriata ~ Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant'

* Another hand.

i4 Crossed

out.


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Curatus Dominus J ohanes Crofte* Iconomi Leonardus Ranoldes John Bacar Parochiani Nicholaus Alden Thomas Horne Wil~elm us J ackling Willelmus Partrige Richardus Poope Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium - - - - - - [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do .] Die et anna supradictis .... specificatur [rest as before] Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a canapy at thissid Lent a surples and an antiphoner non before Alhallon [f. 25r.J To prouid a velle againste Lente and to set vppe a syd altar and a lampe owt of hand Memorandum to haue a speciall regard to the} d . t k ~ accountes of the church goodes alienated or er IS a ell.., Memorandum to repaire the churche and to prouid for suche nedefull reparations as ar to be done vppon the steple non afore Alhallon [f. 25v.]

WALMER

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Curatus Dominus Augustinus Lorins :t Iconomi Henricus Sheipie William Partry Andrevve Hames Thomas Gillovve Thomas Levvkine Numerus parochianorum sacramentum } altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.]

*

Die et anna supredictis .... specificatur [rest as before] Ffirste it is commallnded to prouid the highe altar vvith fronntes and curtaines both aboue and beneth

Adm. to Deal 10 Feb. 1558 (Post M ortem Poii , 15a). Died before 2 F eb. 1561, when Thos. Elgar succ. (Parker, 353b). ~ Another hand. ~ The Frenchman who was also curate of Ripple. John Crofte, rector of Deal. was appointed sequestrat or of W almer rectory 4 Mar. 1560 (Pal'k~r, 348a).


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To prouid a latten crosse and an other corprax clothe with a surples [f. 26r.J To prouid to set vppe an other altar at thissid All Saintes with a hand bell with lock and key for the fonnte To prouid a paire of sensers and a lantarn to go visitation â&#x20AC;˘ Memorandum to talk with Pemton for the reparations of the channcell Memorandum in thaI,ld of Mistress Blachenden* to him sold by one Sanders of Winesborow one acar of land called curfureland>f4 belongyng to the said church of Walmer To repaire there church in all thinges neccesary at thissyd of All Hallon Memorandum that the parishioners do say that there ys xx ti acars of lande belongyng to the parsonag wherof xvj acars Thomas Gillowe occupyeth and iiijor in thoccupyng of John Gillowe [f. 26v.J

RINGEWOLDE

Rector Magister Johannes Milles ~ Curatus Dominus Andreas Pettinden Iconomi Parochiani

Jacobus Marshe Rauf Roger Richard Philpotte Robert Brette Thomas Gaunte Thomas Waller John Brette

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris } recipientium -~--~~-~~--~~ [no numberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno supradictis .... habetur [rest as befor eJ

[f. 27r .J

Ffirste it is commannded to amend the sealing of the channcell with all other reparations nedefull affore Alhallon To prouid towelles non and fronntes for thaltars of silk with curtaines at this syd All Saintes To amend the masse book orelles to bye an newe to cover the crissmatory with altar clothes before All Saintes

* See also under Oxney.

~ Curfew land. 19 Mar. 1551 (Cranmer, 419b). Died before 12 June 1565, when Theodore Newton succ. (Parkef', 372b).

ÂŤ: John Mylles, S.T.B., adm.


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Memorandum to mak request for* the lampland againe and to repaire ther churche afore All Hallon in all thinges neccesarye with a lampe before Mychaelmes Memorandum that Sir Jefrey Sloyte ys appointed to tak order for the corne given to the church light ,Ther is no order taken [f. 27v.]

OXNEy:I:

~ectoria

appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Parochianus Georgius Jenkin§ Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium ~-~~.~~~-~-~----.-[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam --[do.] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc visisque etc iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur Ffirste Georg Jenkyn saith no ornamentes 0f the churches but sucl). as he hathe bought with in this v or vj yetes synce he came thether and saith that Mr Sydley dothe say where he prayeth to my Lord Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury the sume of v markes the which if my Lord will gyve towards the fynding of a prest the said Mr Sydley will gyve so muche a yere and the said J enkyn saith as for the small tythes he thinketh his maister hath the same in lease The said Jenkyn saith that he had iijO or foure sheits of lead and that the chappell was decayed like to fall downe· wher vppon he hath bestowed xiij libri vj s viij d. and saith further that Mystres Blachindon of Walmer had a bell of the said churches [f. 28r.]

E ASTELANGDON

Rector Dominus Thomas Austen ~ qui ' non residet nec fuit hic super beneficia a tempore inductionis

* Concerning; about.

'Added later. on this ruined church of Oxney, near Dover, in A.C., !ix, 82-94. § Will proved 19 Sept. 1586 (Ibidem, p. 87). ~ Thomas Alston deprived under Elizabeth, and before 9 Jan. 1562, when John Ennyversucc. (Parker, 358b). Alstonadm. 3 May 1545 (Cranmer, 395a). The first half of this page is blank.

:Il Art.


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Curatus Willelmus Adowne clcricus Iconomi Robertus Powte J ohanes Scarlet Parochiani Dauid Fforstall Richard Mershe Thomas Cowling John Mershe [f. 28v.] Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientiuu:>- ~~,~----- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - [do. J Die at anno [rest as under OxneyJ Ffirste yt ys commannded to prouid fronnt clothes for thaItars for hollydayes both above and benethe before Saint Michaele with curtaines To prouid a lampe a lock and a key and to erect non a syd altar before All Saintes prouid a vaile non and a clothnon for the roud and a sufficient light before the same Memorandum that the parson or the farmer to repaire the channcell non in all thing~s neccessarye before All Saintes ' Memorandum that the parishioners do ' s~y that xxiiijO ewes gcven by Leanard Metshe was not presented to the Kinges vse and that they were geven to thuse of keping of lightes and to spek to Hamond at Hithfor the said shepe Vocetur Cant Willelmus Mersh* and to repaire ther church in all thinges neccessarye before, All Saintes

To

*

WESTELANGDON~

[f. 29r.J

Rectoria appropriata Reueryndissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius nullus Curatus nullus sed curatus de E stelangdon deserviet cur ' altarnis vicibus Iconomi Thomas Kempe Roger West Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium -~~-~--- [no numberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam - [do.]

* Another hand .

~

The first third of the page is blank.


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Die et anno supradictis Dominus Archidiaconus ecc1esiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos visitauit etc visisque etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit prout sequitur Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a crosse and other neccessaryes as dothe lack in ther churche at thissid All Saintes To repaire there channcell and church in all things neccessarye before Allhallon Memorandum that the parishioners do say Mistress Awger hath the lease as well of the abbay landes as of the parsonage and paieth no tythe but onely xx libri to my Lord Archebishop of Cant' And that they were wonnt to be served by a. cannon of thabbey and synce that ther channcell being decayed they were promised by the late Archbishop yf they dyd reeddyfie there chancell that they shuld haue a curate to serve them And that¡ the prest was wonte to haue vj !ibri a yere owt of the abbey which pencion haith bene receyved synce the disolucion of the said abb~y at Master Spillmans house~ handes being the Kings Ma'stis receiver And they say that there tythes Qesydes Mistress Awgers tythes be not worth past xls. a yere and that there belles be sold away

[f. 29v.J

*

SUT'rON~

[f. 301'.J

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Curatus Dominus Davy ' Stone [?J Iconomi Ingram \iVall Richard Robins Parochiani Peter Feryor . Henry Ellens Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam pa~ochiam [do.] Die et anno .... prout inferius habetur [rest as before] Ffirste it is commanded to mak non the altar better and surer and an altar st one as sone as may be

* Cranmer.

~

, house' stru ck through.

:I: Next

Dover.


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[f. 30v.]

[f. 31r.]

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To prouid [sic] amend the crosse clothe and to by a newe non altar clothe before Alhallon To prouid a corprax non clothe and a portas non and a creute with a lampe afore All Saintes To prouide a newe non albe and amend non the old non before Alhallon To erecte a syd altar and prouid a lampe before Alhallon To repaire there church in all thinges neccessarye nOn before Alhallon TYLMESTONE

*

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius Dominus Thomas Lilford ~ Iconomi Jacobus Denn Parochiani Mr Thomas Cock John Denn Thomas Page Thomas Pittock

[f. 31v.]

Numerus parochianonlm sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~~~~~--- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam ~[do.] Die et anno prescriptis [rest as under Sutton] Ffirste it ys commanded to prouid and sett vpp the altar stone before Saint Michaell To mak vpp a syd altar and an other surples with a lampe afore Allhallon To prouid that the church be repaired in all thinges neccessarye before Allhallort Memorandum yt ye churche wardens bring in ther accountes the .Mondaie after Michaelmes Memorandum that albeyt . th~re rood Marie and John be not of a sufficient stature yet they desire to be respeited vntill they , be Ijlore able to mak a, ilewe '

* On 5 Nov. 1556, by Letters' Patent, the patronage of the following in Kent was given to Cardinal Pole: Tilmanstone, Hernehill, Folke¡

places stone, Lydd, Leeds,

Raynham, Bredgar, Sellinge, Marden, Graveney, ' Sittingbourne, Kennington, Maidstone, Nonnington, Goodnestone, Ash, Whitstable, and Salmiston with Dean (Pole, 13b, 14a)'. ~ William Cockes, coUated by Cranmer 11 Apr. 1540, was deprived by Queen Mary. Thomas Lilford replaced him. His will is dated 10 May 1586 and he was buried in the chancel (A.C., xx, 1l0-l)'


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[f. 32r.]

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AYTHORNE

Rector Dominus Willelmus Watson coniugatus* nuper Lincoln' diocesis Iconomi

John Piper Thomas Harnet Parochiani Thomas Boyc generosus Henricus Burche Richard Whit John Gorney Robert Harnet Henricus Peers Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium -~~--~~ [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam ~[do.] Die et anno supradictis [rest as before] Ffiiste it is commanded to prouidnon altar clothes of lynen before All Hallon and also fronntes for thaltars bothe aboue and beneth for holly daies with curtaines non at this sid All Saintes To amend the holly waternon stock and to by a portas before Michaelmes with a vaile against Lent If. 32v.] To paint the roud Mary and John before All Saintes and to prouid a stremer against Ester with a locknon and a key for the fonnt against Hallontyd and a lantarnenon before the said tyme Memorandum to repaire ¡there channcell with all thinges neccesarye before Allhallon Memorandum to repaire there churchnon in all thinges neccessarye before Saint Michaell Memorandum that the parsonage ysnon in decay so that xx libri , will not repaire the same and the said nowe incumbent hath hadd nothing for delapidacon of his predecessor by whom' the, decay was ' suffered and moreov~r he h,a th paid above xx nobles ,~ for' the said predecessor for tenthes and subsydies dewe in his tyme Memorandum that Edward Merywether smythe sayth that Respis willed the lyttell house of intent that ther shulbe geven yerely every Freyday in Lent vjd to the

*

Watson died before 12 Feb. 1569, when Richard Stinte replaced him at Eythorne (ParkeY, 397b). ~ A noble = 6s. 8d.


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pore and saith the feofes feafed in the same to the said vse thought it neccesarye to sell the house and put yt into a stock and so yt was sold for the keine the which kyne he hath and doth kepe thobbyte and is content so to do and always to answer the kyne *ys kept in part and not in all [f. 33r.]

[f. 33v.]

WALDERSHARE Rector . Dominus Stephanus Nethersole, Iconomus Richardus Tome Parochianus Augustinus Horne Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ---.-~-.....--.~-- [no number] [do .] et familie infra predictam parochiam ~ Die et anno supradictis [rest as before] Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a fronnt for the vpper partes and nether partes of thaltar before All Saintes To prouid a vaile against Lent and a holly watcrstock a lampe and a lantarn before All Saintes Memorandum that the parson repaire the chancell and seyle yt over with all other neccesarye afore All Saintes Memorandum to repaire there church and steple in all thinges neccesarye before All Saintes

[f. Mr.]

BERSTONE

=

Rector Dominus Rogerus ' Jackson qui dicit se habere' pluralitatem Iconorni Willelmus Wodd John Beasaunt Paroehiani Robert Bax John Clifford Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium - [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - [do.] Die et anno supradictis [rest as before]

* Another hand.

~ William Watson collated 18 Aug. 1560, on death of last incumbent (Parker, 345a). II: Died before 12 Jan. 1564, when Thomas Taylor succ. (Parker, 367a). Jackson adm. Barfreston 9 Dec. 1534 (Cranmer, 353b), and Shepherdswell (Sibbertswold) 20 May 1523 (Warham, 377b).


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[f. 34v.]

43

Ffirste it is commanded to prouid fronnters of say or painted wok* work with storyes of Christ with curtanes to the same against Ester with a newe cloth for the crose bannar To prouid an albe'3 [sic] with an ames and a portas against All Saintes To prouid a syd altar to be set vpp with a holly water stock at the church dore and to prouid a lampe at thissid All Saintes To prouid a lantarn and a locke and key for the fonnt against Saint Michaell To paint there rood Marie and John at thissid All Saintes Memorandum to do ' all the reparations of the church before All Saintes Memorandum that the parson do all the reparations of the quere~ at thissid All Saintes HACKINGTONE It

[f. 35r.J

Rectoria .appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius Dominus Thomas Nichollesยง Iconomi Vincentius Hall J ohanes Mortimer Parochiani Richard Beching . John Androwe Henricus Draiton Thomas Quoyf Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientiuI11 -----~..... [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno supradictis .[rest as bejore] Ffirste it is commanded to prouid fronters non for thaltars both aboue and beneth of some sylk or say with curtaines to the same before Ester

* Pen through.

~ The chancel being the responsibility of the parson and the nave of the churchwardens and parishioners. :: This entry is displaced, Hackington being in the deanery of Canterbury, not of Dover. There was a residence of the Archdeacons of Canterbury here. Hales Place, a Catholic centre from the time of Charles II onwards, was in this parish. ยง A Thomas Nicholls adm. to St. Martin's, Canterbury, 27 June 1547 (Cranmer, 403b); resigned 1 Feb. 1552 (Ibid~m, 421b).


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[f. 35v.]

[f. 36r.]

To prouid an albe noll and an other altar clothe at thissyd All Saintes To set vpp the patron of the Church and paint the same before All Ballon To repaire the holly water stock at the churche dore afore All Saintes To set vpp a syde altarnon before All Saintes Memorandum to repaire there chancellnon ther with all speid which ys nedefull Memorandum to repaire ther church in all thinges neccesarye before All Hallon COWLDEREDE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius Dominus Allexander Barton non residet Rector de Waldershare deseruet cur' Iconomi Walterus Mombrey Richardus Pasheley Parochiani Thomas Sanntes Galfridus Eyton Thomas Pilter Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~--.-~---.---r-~ [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - - [do.] Die et anno predictis [rest as before] Ffirste it is commanded to prouid a fronnt for the highe altar afore Alhallon To prouid cruetes owte of hand and to prouid candlestickes of latten and a crosse of latten and a clothe afore Ester for the same To prouid a vaile against Lent and clothe for the roud To prouid a crismatory owt of hand with a lampe and a lock and key to the fonnte out of hand To prouid a paire of sensers and a Ian tar to go a visitacon owt of hand and a cloth for the fonnt To sett vppe a syd altar and a holly waterstock owt of hand

*

[f. 36v.]

*

Adm. 5 Nov. 1534 (Cranmer, 353a). 1563 (Parker, 363a).

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Memorandum to prepare to repaire there church and the channcell in all thinges neccesarye afore Alhallon Memorandum that the vicar hath a coope geven to our church by the late Bishoppe of Cant which the vicar doth withhold [f. 37r.J

SHEPPERDESWILDE

Redoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicarius Dominus Rogerus J ackeson valet per annum cum pencione Iconomi Parochiani

* et}x libri

Richardus Graye Georg Bingham Edward Merywether

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ---.-~~-- [no number] et familie infra predict am parochiam-xxiiijo Die et anno supradictis [rest as beforeJ

[f. 37v.]

Ffirste it is commanded to prouid and paintnon the wainescotenon both aboue and beneth or elles by newe fronntars and curtaines to the same .,. To prouid a surplis non with another albe non before Alhallon To set vpp a syd altarnon and a convenyent place to sett vpe there patron To prouid a paxenon with a vaile non against Lent and one for the roud Memorandum to repaire the chancellnon in all things neccesarye with mending of the glase windowes owte of hand Memorandum to repaire there church in all thinges neidfull before All Saintes

[ff. 38 r. and v. blankJ WYMYNGEWOLDE

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Cant' Curatus Dominus Patricius Browne ~

*

See under Barfreston. Robert Bannester collated to Shepherdswell 4 Aug. 1564 (Parker, 365b). ~ John Melvyn, M.A., was collated t o N onington with W ymingswold 26 June 1567 (Parker, 382b).


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Iconomi Parochiani

Richardus Nethersole Siluester Goldfmche Siluester Goldfynche [sic] ] ohannes Taylor

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium --~-~--~'---------.- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit et pariter et mandauit prout sequitur Ffirste to provide a fronnte non clothe for the aulter of silke againste Lente To provide a veile non againste Lente To set vpe a hollie water s'tocke at the church doore at thisside Saincte Mighell The reparacions of the channcell non to be don at thissid Alhallon To provide a lampe and to make a decente fonnte To provide a paire of sensors non and a handbell non at this side Easter To provide a register booke owte of hande [f. 39v.] Memorandum that the vicaredge howse is in decaye and cannot be repaired by reason ther is no suffycyente living besides to fynde the prieste Memorandum to searche the purchasis of Nonnyngton non and Wymyngswolde and whether Master Palmer be chardgid withe the paymente of the pention due to the vicar owte of the colledge of Wingham The churchenon yard to be inclosid at thisside Alhallon [f. 40r.]

WOODNESBORROWE

Rectoria impropriata Decano et capitulo ecclesie ca thedrali Roffensi Vicarius Dominus Johannes Hall non residet Curatus Dominus Willelmus Singleton, Iconomi Thomas Neame Nicolaus Hole

*

*

William Lott died as incumbent here before 28 June 1568 (Parke,', 386b). He was collated to Old Romney 22 Dec. 1565 (Ibidern, 375b). ,Adm. to Elmeston 5 Feb. 1540 (Cranme,', 379a).


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Parochiani

47

Willelmus Everyng Joannes Neame Martinus Broke

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem l recipientium ) [no numberJ et familie infra dictain parochiam [do. J Die et anno predictis iniunxit et mandauit prout sequitur [rest as beforeJ

[f. 40v.J

Ffirste to provide the fronnte for thaulter bothe above thaulter and benethe with th imagis of Christe paynted in the myddest therof for the workindais and curteins non of silk for hollidais To provide a grailenon againste Christmas To provide surplesses at thisside Alhallon To repaire the channcell non at thisside Alhallon The parishioners to make non vpe the steppes goyng vpe to the highe aulter and to pave non the flower at thisside Alhallon To repaire the bodie of the churche in all thinges necessarie at thisside Alhallon To set vpe ther patron in the place wher it stoode in tymes paste To set vpe a side aulter and make a locke and a key for the fonnte at thisside Alhallon To mak anon boke of register and to ley the same vnderlocke and key and kepe the same according to the statute

[fl. 41, 42 r. and v. are blankJ [f. 43r.J

GUSTON

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Curatus Dominus Hugo Evans qui deseruit cure altarnis [sicJ vicibus Iconomi Thomas Preston Parochianus William Abere Numerus parochianorum sacramentum al taris} recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno prescriptis .... habetur [rest as Shepherdswell] Ffirste yt is commanded that they erecte an altar of [sic] thissid Chris~enmes with all the furniture


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To prouid a fronnter for the altar aboue and } beneth for the hollidaies and working dayes of non silk or saye with curtaines to them before Alhallon [f. 43v.] To prouid a veile non and a canapie against Lent with a clothe for the roud To prouid a masse book owte of hand . To prouid a lampenon before Michaelmes To prouid a frame non for the candles about the sepulcre To prouid a streamernon against yt shalbe occupied To prouid a locknon and a key for the fonnte against Alhallon Memorandum that there ys no vicarig nor vicarig house To repaire the channcell of tile and glase at thisid Alhallon with the tymbre work Memorandum that Master Craford hath the parsonag in farme and receiveth gret gaine and leveth the cure vnserved To repaire the timbre work of the church before Whitsontyde [f. 44r.] BEWYSFELDE Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius nullus Nota that the vicarage ys in grete decay Memorandum that there is a vicaridg house and xiiij acares of land and yt ys xiiij yeres past sync they haue hadd any vicar and one Master Cumberford that nowe dwelleth in another counntre receyved the frutes for vj yeres and found a prest and sync that tyme the haue hadd none but at there owne charges Also the said Cumberford for the said viij yeres last past hathe receyved the profettes of the said xiiij acars of land and the vicaridg house and dyd let the same to one Richard Roberdes of Estesutton and the said Robins and the said said Robins [sic] dydlet the same vnto one Bowthing wherof they haue neither mad account nor found any prest Also the parishioners do say that the tythes of the vicaryg be yerelye worthe vj libri xiij s iiij d and do confesse that they arre behind and haue paid nothing by two yeres Memorandum that Master Nicholas Knewstube nowe curat of Ewell receyved the frutes by virtue of sequestracion for one hole yere and dyd sarvice but iij or iiijor tymes at the most nether made any accompt of the . same

*

* In left margin, opposite line above.


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[f. 44v.]

49

Also the channcell ys vtterlie and fallen downe and the church ys almost in lik case and they haue no kind of ornamentes belongyng to there church Iconomi

Thomas Byng William Brenchley

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et an no prescriptis . . . prout sequitur [rest as before] Ffirste yt ys commanded that ,they haue solemne seruice vppon St Peters daie and other hollie daies as hereafter shalbe deuised Also that there may be a sequestracion made of the frutes of the vicaryg to Thomas Bing and William Brensheley To prepaire all such neccesarye as they may couenientlie for the furniture of there churche betwene this and Estar [f. 45r,]

WESTCLYFFE

Rectoria appropriata Decano et capitulo Cant' There ys a vicaryg house which is yet not decaied Vicarius nullus et decime vicarie valent-iiij libri Curatus Dominus Henricus Rainsford (vicarius Sancte Margarete) et habet pro sallario liij s iiij d

*

Iconomi

John Packman William Water Parochiani Richard Cooke John Marble Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium ,~--.---~.,---- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis .... prout inferius habetur [rest as before] Ffirste to prouid two altar clothesnon at thissid Alhallon To provid fruntars both for the altars aboue and beneth with the ymage of Crist in the myddest with curtains non of the same of sume sleight silk before Alhallon [f. 45v.] To prouid a cover with a pinne for the crismatory and to amend the crosse clothe at thissyd Saint Michaell

* In left margin.

D


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To prouid a veile non and a clothe for the rood at thissyd Lent To prouid ij or thre towelles non owt of hand To prouid a pax and a lampenon at thissyd Alhallon and to amend ther ould coop en on owt of hand To prouid an albe for a vestement and a lock non and key for the fonnt at this sid Michaelmes To prouid a hollie waterstock at the church dore with honest banners and streamers before they be [sic] to be occupied To mak ther windowes and to repaire althinges nedefull vppon the body of the church at thissid Alhallen Memorandum to enquere whether ther hath beane Respondent any parson inducted here or no negative Also the parishioners do say that about xvj yeres past they hadd a parson inducted which paied iiij libri vj s viij d to Christ Church for a pention owt of the same

*

[f. 46r.]

SANCTA NrARGARETA

de Cliffe Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo The vicaridg ys in gret decay ~ Dominus Henricus Reinsford:t ad vicariam est presentatus sed non inductus adhuc qui Henricus olim erat coniugatus Iconomi Valentin us Vpton Johannes J ohnes Parochiani William Croidon Edward Tose Christofer Gardener Thomas Solmes Robert Croidon Richard J ull Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris } [no 1tumber] recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecc1esiam parochialem predicta m iconomos et parochianos etc visitauit etc visisque etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit ac processit prout inferius habetur

* In right margin in another hand.

~

In left margin.

:t vVilliam Wattes was collated on 16 Apr. 1-62 (Parker, 354b).


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[f. 46v.]

[f. 47r.]

51

J:7firste they haue no altar but a superaltare To painte the tables with sume storynOn insteid of fruntes for ther altar and to by curtains for the same at thissyd Alhallon To repaire a canapie owt of hand and to prouid a vaile non against Lent and a cloth for the roud To prouid more tapers before the roud owt of hand and a key and lock for the fonnt before Alhallon To repaire the channcellnon in timbre stone and glasse at thissid Alhallon To repaire there steple at thissid Alhallon and the rest to be donne at there eonuenyent leisure AJso yt ys ordered that the curate do serve this church two Sondaies together and the thrid at Westclif and likewaies hollydaies A1~0 yt ys commannded that Thoms non Solmes to avoid the vicarydg at Our Lady daie in Lent next SANCTI PETRI

Douor Reetoria imppropriata Reuerendissimo }Viij libri Domino Legato et valet per annum Iconomi Nicholaus Milward Henricus Leonard Parochiani Thomas Ffynete Rychard Ffynyx Roger Wall John Almandson Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium --.-~~~--- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam lxo Die et anno predictis [rest as Westcliffe] Ffirste it is commannded to prouidnon a canapie against Lent of silk and also a vailenon [f. 47v.] To prouid an antiphon ern on and a grailenOn at this sid Ester To prouid a lampe at thissid non Michaeles To prouid another vestement non with all the furnyture at thissid Alhallon To prouid a ~streamarnon at thissid Estar Memorandum to enquire at Hugham whether Allexander Myndge rec~yved the sacrament there the last Ester or no and whether he be a parishioner there or no

*

* Doubtless another spelling of Fineux. ~

Attached to the banners in Rogatioll processions.


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Memorandum to repaire the channcell non in glase tiling stonework and other neccessarye to be done at thissid Alhallon Memorandum that there ys by the will of William Brewes sertaine landes and tennamentes gyven to thuse of the poore people of the toune of Douor and that there be a [trewe crossed out] trewe . prese!ltment made by the Maire and his brethern with the comynaltie of the said Ian des howe and what case they do stand in [f. 48r.J Memorandum that the xvijth daie of Agust yt was concluded by the Maior and dyvers of the cominaltie of the said toune that the lands geven by William Brewes afforesaid shall remaine in the occupyyng of John Almonson of the said toune from the feast of St Michaell' next cummyng vnt [sicJ the terme of [blankJ yeres paying therefore yerelie x libri or elles any other of the said toune that will gyve more for the same to thuse of the pore people there

1

I

[f. 48fJ.J

SANCTE MARIE

Douor [blank] Dominus Johannes Lambart Richard Mylles John Kempsall Parochiani Thomas Foxley Richard Elam [blankJ Colly Georg Mathewe Thomas Mersh all

Rectoria Curatus Iconomi

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium [no numberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno supradictis [rest as beforeJ Ffirste it is comanded to prouid a lampe to paint the table over the highe altar To prouid a coope To prouid a rood cloth with a lock and a key for the fonnt at thissyd Lent To repaire the channcell and church in all thinges neccesarye at thisside Michaelmes next [f. 49r.J

crossed out.J [The rest of the page is blank.]

[SANCTI JACOBI DOUOR


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[f. 49v.]

[f. 50r.]

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ancti Jacobi Dovor Ffirste yt ys commannded that there be bourd of the back of the altar and to by a fruntar non for the nether syd of the same at thissid Alhallon To prouid a clothe of silk to mak a canapie non of at thissid Lent and a veile non To prouid ij or iijO towelles non with a lampe non for the church at thissid Alhallon To prouid another honest pax non with a handbellnon at thissid Michaelmes To prouid an albe non with an ames non afore Alhallon To prouid a holliwaterstocknon to cary about owt of hand To paint non Marie non John and the patron at thissyd AlhalIon To aboylishe the scriptures above the roud at thissid Michaelmes To set vpp a convenient taper before the roud owt of hand Also the bailyf ys enyoyned to repaire the quere and glasse windowes as the frutes do cume to his han des at thissid Alhallon Yt ys comanded that the church yerd be not let owt to any To do all repracions non neidfull vppon the church windowes non at thissid AlhalIon To prouid an antiphonernon and a grayle non at this sid Alhallon To see that Christofer Elet of Saint Maries do pay his tythes and Waltar Fframton and John Clement and John Goostree for the same -Memorandum to enquire for Thomas Vden to restore thinges taken from the church Memorandum that there be not iiijor besydes women in the parishe that were be des . . The balif hath in commandement to apprehend one John LYl1sey and bryng him to Cant before the commissioners Also that the Maire and his brethem to see those that do vse to haunt taverns in tyme of divine seruice to be dewly punyshedd Also those that be presented for not paying of ther sesse* and other dewties withholden from the church before midday next after Michaelmes or to appere the same daie at Cant before the commissioners and shewc a sufficient cause whie they shuld not

* A parochial contribution

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[f. 50v.] HUGHAME Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Johannes Russell* vicaria valet~x libri Iconomi Parochiani

Jacobus Culling Nicholaus Webbe Egedius Pepper Silvester Hambrok Thomas Warren firmarius rectorie

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no numberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do. J Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos et parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc visisque etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius scribatur [sicJ Ffirste yt ys commannded the channcellnon to be repaired at thissid Michaelmes in althinges neccessarye and nedefoll To paint a table for the fronnt of thaultar at thissid Mychaellmes and to by curtaines non for the same of silk or say at thissid Alhallon [f. . 51r.J To prouid a vaile non cloth at thissid Lent To prouid a lampe athissid Alhallon and to be set vppe by the same daie To prouid a newe vestment non with an albenon and all thinges belongyng at thissid Ester To paint the roud Mary and John before AUHallon To repaire there church in all thinges neeeessarye and a lock and key for the fonnte before Alha-lion To prouid a portasseIl on at thissid Michaelmes [f. 51v.] ALKEHAME [In left margin : The chancellnon is in gret / decay at my Lord Cardinalles / Grace reparingJ Reetoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiseopo Vicarius Dominus Johannes Burnell ~ vicaria valet - xj libri

Iconomi

William Turrell Henricus J ekine

* A12Henry VYToode adm. 19 Mar. 1550/1 (Cranmer, 416a). He resigned Jan. 1581, .vhen Henry Brayham succ. (G1IindaZ, 557a) .

b~fore

~ John Burrell adm. to Charlton 15 June 1541 (Cranmer, 380b). Resigned Alkham before 3 July 1569, when John Cadman succeeded him (Parker, 394b).


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Parochiani

Richard Wollett* Thomas Joll Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis . . . . habetur [rest as Hougham] Ffirste yt ys commanded to prouid frontes of silk non and other for the altars for hollidaies and workingdaies with curtaines to the same before Alhallon To prouid a handbell non with a lock and key for the fonnte at this sid Alhallon To arreare an altar before Alhallon [f. 52r.] To repaire the churchnon in all thinges necessarye before Alhallon To prouid a coope for woorking daies before Lent [f. 52v.]

SWYNFELDE

Rectoria appropriata Domino Henrico Palmer militi Nullus vicarius Curatus Dominus Ffranciscus Pivalilfc , Iconomi J ohanes Hamond} Robart Rolfe Parochiani Richard Simon :I: John Ladd Ni9holas Wraight Nicholas Ladd Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dietam parochiam [do.] Die et anno Trest as before]

[f. 53r.]

*

Ffirste yt ys commanded to prouid a eover for the fonnt with lock and key with a lampe before Alhallon To prouid to ;:;et vppe a syd altar at thissid Alhallon and a clothe for the rood against Lent

Churehwarden 1552 (A.C., viii, 101). In the bill of reeusants in the parish of Alkham, dated 17 April 1605, a Mistress Woollett, wife of Daniel Wolleii:, is named. Also a Mistress Norden, her sister; Elizabeth Pordage, a young gentlewoman of 16 years or thereabouts ~ and Elizabeth Best, a young maiden about 15 years old. Daniel Wollett and Magdalen Fowle, the wife of John Fowle, are accused in the bill of negligence at the communion for not having received since Easter twelvemonth last at the least. The four ladies above mentioned had ignored the summons of Capitt, the Archdeacon's apparitor or summoner to appear before the consistory court, and were declared contumacious and excommunicated (Comperta et Detecta, 1604-5, among Consistorial Records, x, 9.4, in the Dean and Chapter Library, Canterbury, ff. 82v.-83v). ~ An ex-religious (see p. 8). :I: Inhabitant in 155~ (A.C., xiv, 295).


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To set vpe the sacrament decentlie athissid Alhallon To prouid a coopenon for working daies at thissid Estar To haue the seylingnOn downe over the sacrament and set ¡vppe newe owt of hand To prouid a paxe and a convenyent light abowt the sepulcre before Ester and light also afore the rood To repaire the the [sic] channcellnon in tymbre tyle and stone with glase ~md all other thinges neidefull before Alhallon The parrishioners to repaire the churche and church yerd and set vppe a hollie water stock before Michaelmes To paint non a cloth for the rood lofte at thissid Estere [i. 53v.]

HAWKINGE

*

Rector Dominus Willelmus Mercer Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini Arcbiepiscopi Iconomi Robert Nethersole William Sutton, Parochiani Thomas Qussington William Nethersole~ Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium . [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam ~~ [do.] Die et anno predictis .... subscribitur [rest as before] Ffirste yt ys commannded to prouid a front for the vpper part of the altar painted and prouid sume fronntar of silk non with curtaines non for the same for the hollie daies [f. 54r. ] To prouid a sepulcre and a frame to set lights vppon before the same before Lent To prouid a faire image of Saint Michaell and a tabernacle non against Ester and set him vppe before the same To prouid a vaile non and a cloth for the roud against Lent To prouid a light before the roud and a paire of sensers at thissyd Alhallon

*

Adm. 20 Apr. 1543 (C1'anmer, 388a, b). Died before 27 Nov. 1591, when William Hull succ. him (Whitgift, 495b). ,Inhabitant in 1552 inventory of church goods (A.C., ix, 268). :I: " Sold one chalice to William Nethersole for xl s, bestowed about thereparacons of the church" (Ibidem).


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To repaire the challcell windowes and the neccesariis [sic J therof before Alhallon The parishioners to repaire the church in all thinges neccesarys before Alhallon [f. 54v.]

FFOWLKESTONE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Richardus Sherrington

*

Iconomi

Bartholomeus \Vattes William Kennet Jeronomus [sic] Robins

Parochiani

Willelmus Read maior John Tuck William J enken Christopher Lasheford John Lambarte William Gates

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium [no number] et famile [sic] infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis . . . . habetur [rest as before]

[f. 55r.J

Ffirste yt ys comanded that the glase windowes be repaired with iron and glasse before Michaelmes To paint the table holie or elles to make newe fronntes for the altar and fronntes bothe for the autar aboue and beneth with fronntes of sylk To prouid ij faire altar clothes at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a pyne of tynne for the crismatory and cover for the holes of the same To prouid a paire of latten candlestickes non and a crosse at thissid Ester To prouid an honest frame non for the lights affore the sepulture with light before the rood and also a velle against Lent To prouid a lampe lock and key for the fronnte and to sett vpp a hollie waterstock at thised AlhalIon To prouid a crosse cloth non of silk against Ester with a ha.ndbell To repaire the channcell in all thinges neccesarye To repaire the church in all thinges nedefull at thissid Alhallon and to prouid a Iantarn owt of hand

* Adm. 11 Nov. 1524 (Warham. 382b).


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[f. !55v.]

NEWINGTON

Reetoria appropriata Domino N orthe Vicarius Dominus Reginaldus Becke eft ... l"b' . vicaria valet per annum ~_~ fXllJ 1 n VJ s. Iconomi Willelmus Carder Robertus Symons Parochiani Henricus Brockeman Henricus Poishe Thomas Knyght John Hamond JOlln Marche Numerus parochianorum sacrament.um"\ altaris reci pien tium ---.---~ - - - - j [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - xl Die et anno . . . . iniunxit et mandauit etc., To pauenon the channcell before Ester To take doune the table from taltar and to ereete the altar with a stone or super altar before Alhallon To prouid honest candlestickes for the hie altar and when the windowes be set vpe to set vpe the sacrament decentlie imediatlie To paint non the table vppon the highe altar decentlie with images and picturesnon of Christ And to prouid sume nether fruntes non of silk for holly dayes, and prouid a corprax cloth To prouid ij newe altarnon clothes owte of hand and a graile nOn of [sic] thissid Ester and an antiphonernoD a this sid Cristemes To prouid tapers before the roud and all reparations of the church neccesarye to be donne at thissid Saint Michaell To prouid that the church wardens mak vppe the churche gatesllon at thissid Saint Michaell To prouid fo set vppe a hollwater [sic] stock at the churche dore and to mak meanes to haue vppe ye bell and build vpp ye rodlofte with spede Memorandum that the Ian des given to the finding of Corpus Christi light ys in the Quenes Ma'esties hands to the value of vs per annum

*

â&#x20AC;˘

[f. 56r.]

[f. 50v.] CHERETON Rector Dominus J ohanes Dauie ~ Rectoria ex patronatu Dominus [sic] Johanes Ffogge militis

*

Adm. 4: Dec. 1546 (Cranmer, 4:02a). Died before 4: Sept. 1564, when Owin ap Hugh succ. him (Parker, 366a). ~ Formula ends here; rest as before. ~ John David adm. 23 Oct. 1551 (Cranmer, 4:18b). Henry Baker adm. 24 April 1570, through death of last incumbent, not named (Parker, 399a).


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Iconomi

Jacobus Martin Richardus Bright Parochiani William Robas J ohanes Honywodd Thomas Halle Henry Asshehurst Thomas Palmer William Writtell Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno . . . . habetur [as Hougham] Ffirst yt ys commanded that a syde altar be set vppe with a place prouided for the patron of the churche decentlie bysyd the altar [f. 57r.]

LYMMYNGE

Rector ' Magister Ricardus Parkehurste Vicarius Dominus Henricus Clarke~ vicaria valet Iconomi J oannes Spicer J oannes Mylner Parochiani Robert Sioden J oannes Lyon J oannes Norton Robert Note Thomas Marche Thomas Beane Dauid Spicer Christopher Spicer

*

* x libri

xiijXX Numerus parochianorum Die et anno prescriptis prealatus [sic] Dominus Archidiaeonus visitauit ecelesiam predic-tam et parochianos . eiusdem et vlterius proeessit prout superius [sic] deseribitur Ffirste it is comanndecl that the church wardens to provide a side aulter a[sic] this sid All Saindes To payncte the tabell before the sacramente and a fronte for thalter payncted for the working dayes by All Sainctes

Richard Parkehurst, M.A., adm. 23 Sept. 1526 (Warham" 391b). He died before 22 Apr. 1559, when Richard Fawcett suce. (Post lVIo rtem Poli , 16a). Fawcett deprived before 21 Sept. 1560 (ParkeY, 346a) . .y.Called "George Clarke" in 1552 (A.C., ix, 284). Adm. 5 May 1552 (Cranmer, 420b).


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[f. 57v.J

To prouid a chalice of syluer and a crosse of latten at thissyd Alhallon To prouid conuenyent candlestickes and thre to welles at thissyd Alhallon . To prouid a portesse and a lock and key for the fonnte at this sid Alhalon To prouid a handbell and a clothe to cover the roud and a vaile against Lent . The churche wardens to repaire as well the pillers in the church as also ther windowes non with glasse and all thinges neccessarye at thissyd All Saintes *To repair and amend the blokyng in the glass wyndowes at thissid the xxiijth day of September next

[f. 58r.J

ELHAME

Rectoria appropriata collegio Sancti Martini [sic]' Oxonie Vicarius Dominus Thomas Carden= qUi} It'brl' habet xx Iconomi Parochiani

William Stonnard Nicholaus Wrighte Nicholaus Ladd Henricus Sander Johannes Beane J ohanes Cotton

Numerus parochianorum ·s acramentum}v e altaris recipientium et familie eiusdem parochie vijXX Die et anna . . . . prout sequitur [rest as Cheriton] Ffirste it ys comannded that the churche wardens prouid to erecte a syd altar at thyssid Alhallon [f. 58v.]

To prouid a fronnt of silke and Mother aboue thaltar of silk for hoUydaies and another for working dayes at thissid Alhallon To prouid an altar non cloth with towellesnon for the prest and three non ratchets § more at this sid Alhallon with albe To prouid a graile nOn athissid Lent and a mend there coope for working dayes and there vestment at thissid Alhallon

* In a different hand and ink.

,For Merton College. ~ Died before 27 July 1577, when John Maycowe succ., patrons being Merton College, Oxford (Grindal, 516b). A John Lamberd was curate at Elham in 1552 (A.C., viii, 146). § Rochets.


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To amend the non picturenon of Our Lady at thissid Alballon To prouid covers of tynne for the crissemetory and mak a lock and key for the fonnt at this sid Alhallon That the parson or the farmer to [sic] repaire non the channcell non in all thinges neccesarye athissed Alhallon To prouid a clothnon and a desk with a handbell and that the parishioners do repaire ther church in althinges neccesarye and enclos the churche non yerd non at thissid Alhallon To prouid streamers against Lent with other neccessarys [f. 59r.J

DENTON

Rector Dominus Richardus Ffourd* nuper coniugatus mulier eius habitat Cant' Rectoria ex patronatu Magistri Coole et valet-viij libri Icol1omi' Parochiani

Christoferus Gaye generosus Robertus Pett Robert Jull Andreas Harsfeld Richard Ffyttell

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~~-~--~- [no number] et familie vij Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parrochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos ad tunc comparendum monitos preconizatos ac conlparentes actualiter visitauit ac visis ornament is ac ceteris necessaryis quem [sic] vsui ecclesie et decori eiusdem fuerant preparata nee non articulis inquisitionis publice declaratis eisdem vero iconomis ac parochialis [sic ] iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit vlteriusque processit prout inferius habetur

*

Ffirste yt ys commanded that the church wardens prouid an altar non clothe before Alsaintes To mak a fronnter clothe for the working daies and an other for the holly dayes before Christenmes

John Lythall adm. 5 Nov . 1560 on death of last incumbent, unnamed (Pa1'ker, 346a). A Richard Ford adm. to Selling, near Faversham, 7 Mar. 1558 (Post Mortem Poli, 15a), and died before 27 June 1560, when John Avyn succeeded him (Parker, 234b). A Richard F ord adm. t o Acrise 17 June 1525 (Warham, 384b), and to Appledore 22 Dec. 1537, which he resigned before 15 Aug. 1546 (Cranmer, 363a, 401b). A Richard Ford also adm. to St. Peter's, Canterbury, 10 Aug. 1552 (Cranmer, 421a).


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[f. 59v.]

To set vpp the sacrament owte of hand To prouid an other crewett non before Alhallon To prouid a sufficient masse book imediatlie To prouid a surplis before Alhallon To prouid a vaile non and a clothenon for the rood against Lent and towelles non owte of hand To prouid a cover for the cryssemetory immediatly and a holly water stocknon to beare abowte To provid sume honest coope against Ester To prouid sume tapers before the rood before Michaelmas To prouid a lampenon before Alhallon To prouid a conuenient cofer with a locknon and a keye nOn and a cloth for the fonnte before Allhallon To prouid sensers non before Christenmcs To prouid and repaire all tyle non work before Alhallen bothe for the channcell and churche and the stone work of the same to be repaired before Vvhitsontide [f. 60r.] Memorandum that the parsonage ys almost doune The parson ys commannded to repaire the same againe ~ Yt is repaired To pave the ground before the hlghe altar before Alhallen

*

[f. 60v.] WOTTON Rector Dominus \V'illelmus Dovinson ~ non residet Rectoria ex patronatu Magistri Digges et valet xx marc' Curatus Dominus Willelmus Thompson ยง nuper coniugatus et mulier habet [sic] apud Cant' qui curatus desseruit cur' de Denton alternis vicibus Iconomi Nicholaus J esar William Elgar Parochiani vVillelmus Ffourd senior Jo1m Mullet John Pilcher Thomas Marten Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientinm [no number Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parrochialem predictam iconomos ac parochlanos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter mandauit et iniunxit vlteriusque processit prout inferius habetur

* Cover.

'In a later hand, the same insertor as under Lyminge. Dobynson adm. to 'W otton 12 Oct. 1537 (Cranmer, 362b). Resigned before 15 July 1560, when J Oh11 Samptpere succeeded (Parker, 344a). ยง He was also an ex-religious (see p. 8). ~


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First yt ys commannded that the church wardens and sydemen to prouid a pyxe conuenient before Michaellmes To prouid an other altar clothe before Ester Memorandum to enquire for Sir Robert H owell that robed the churche of VVotton [f. 6Ir.] To prouid for the hollidaies fruntes non for the altars bothe aboue and beneth with curtensnon To paint non ther candlestickes after an honest sorte For the crose To inquire for Pullen the painter at Dover To prouid a canapie non against Lent To prouid sensers against Lent with a cloth non for the roud and an other towell non To prouid a lampe before Michaelmes To prouid a vestement non with thalbe non against Lent To set vppe the passion patron in sume convenient place To prouid tapers for to bren before the rood To repaire the channcellnon and church in glasse and tyle before Allhallen To repaire the stone work non of the church befgre VVhitsontid [f. 6Iv.] To prouid a boule for hollibredt immediatlie Also yt ys commannded that Hughe Hobson be apprehended as sone as he retourneth Paid nothing Memorandum that Master Digges hadd so much L v for the same lead of from the churche as was worth Jlibri To prouid a crossenon before Ester

*

[f. 62r. ] LYDDEN RectoIia appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicaria vacat per quatuor annos et valet ~~~~ ix libri cum pencione quinque marcarum que pencio est a retro et non soluta per duos annos Thomas Fysher~ recepit fructus dicte vicarie per quatuor ann os virtute sequestracionis sibi commisse qui habet comparendum Cant' die Lune proxima post festum Michaelis ad redendum compotum qui Fysher alligauit prout sequitur viz that he hath not above two yeres pencion in his hand which remayneth cleare for the next incumbent Memorandum that Sir John Julian ยง late vicar spoyled the church and hadd a bason and ewor and iron candlestickes and curtaines of syll( for the altar with thaltarcloth of satten and brydges fI and sensers

* Crossed out and

patron' inserted. distributed after mass. :t Church warden 1552 (A.C., ix, 283) ยง Adm. 13 Jan. 1545 (Cranmer, 398b). Died vicar of Bethersden b efore 13 July 1560, when he was suce. by John Robson (Parker , 344a). ~ Bruges ? ~ The Eulogia,

t


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Iconomi

Thomas Ffysher senior Nicholaus Munday Parochiani Thomas Gray~ Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium -,-,-,-~~-....-..---.----~- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam -;-~-~xiij Die et anno [as Wotton] [f. 62v.] Ffirste yt ys commanded that another altar be set vpe a thyssyd Ester Memorandum that the parishe haue promised to mak a faire table over thaltar before Our Lady daie in Lente . Also that the person repaire the channcell the sealing therof all to broken and the glasse windowes before Allhallon To set vpe the sacrament decently when the table ys made To prouid a cover for the cryssernetory and a pynne and that the hollie oyle be renued owte of hand To prouid sensers a veile and a clothe for the roud a thyssyd Lente To prouid two towelles at thjssyd Alhailon To prouid a surples for the preste immediatly To prouid a myssall a thissid Our Lady daie in Lent secundum usum Sarurn [f. 63r.] To prouid a lampe at thyssyd Our Ladie daie in Lent and a canapie To prouid another albe at thyssyd Our Ladie in Lent To prouid a handbell and lightes before the rode and to mak a newe cover for the fonnte with a lock and key to the same Memorandum that the vicar dyd serve his hennes in the onle holliwater stock To prouid a sepulchre a thissyd Ester To enclose the church yerd before Alhallen To prouid to repaire the glase windowes and other neidfull repracons of the churche before Alhailen [f. 63v.] EWELL Rectoria ~ impropriata Domino Ricardo Sakvile militi} et valet x libri Vicaria vacat et valet ix cum xls soluend' per rector[em Curatus Dominus Nicholaus Knewstobe tI: qui deseruit cur' de River

* Parishioner in Inventory of Church Goods,

1552 (A.C., ix, 283). William Almonson adm. rector 3 Mar. 1551 (Cran'mer, 419b). tI: Died rector of Hardres Magna before 6 Apr. 1559, when Thomas Wise succ. him (Post lViortem Poli, 16a). ~


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Iconomi

J ohanes Bencheley Thomas Milles Parochiani William Clement John Starke Edward Holte Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no number]

Ffirste yt ys commanded that the sacramentnon be set vpe decentlie immediatlie Also that the parson or his farmer do repaire and amend the glase windowes in the channcell and other nedefull reparacons vppon the same before Saint Michaell To prouid another altar clothenon before Christemes . Memorandum ys not pauid nor never was as the parishioners do say To prouid two fronntes non one for the altar aboue and an other beneth with sume silke with curtaines non before Christenmes [f. 64r.] To prouid a crose non cloth of sume light silke before Ester To prouid towe for the crismatory with a stapple and pinne before Alhallon To provid a cruetnon a surples and towelles before Alhallon To mak a new *farrellnon for the masse book and to prouid a lampe at thissyde Alhallen To paintenon the rood Mary and John and patronnon of the church at thissyd Alhallon To prouid a lock and a keynOn for the fonnte at thisside Saint Michaell Memorandum that William Almanson of Dovor be spoken vnto for the reparacions of the vicarydge which ys in great decay To repaire the church porch and althinges neidefull before Saint MichaeU Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit prout superius specificatur [f. 64v.]

RIVER

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicaria ~ vacat per triennium sed curatus de Ewell deseruit cure altarnis vicibus

* A wrapper or cover.

~ Richard Ham adm. 26 July 1538 (Cranmer, 365b). collated 17 Aug. 1560 (Parker, 344b).

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Memorandum quod William Morres sequestrator } fructuum vicarie dicit quod recepit fructus per quatuor anos qui habet in manibus suis remanelltia11 0n vltra lxxiijs iiijd Iconomi

Richardus Ffawkener Willelmus Chaundles

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium . [no number] Ffirste yt ys comanded that the stone nowe non lyeng vppon thaltar to be taken awaie and another to be laid vppon the same altar To set vpe the sacramentnon decentlie when the windowes be repaired Memorandum that the parishioners do say that Sir Partrick Browne ther late vicar dystroyed the table of there altar To prepare a fronte non of sume light silk for the hollidaies with curtaines non for the same To send there chalice non to Cant' to be hallowed and amended [f. 65r.] To provid a clothnon for the roud against Lent and a paxe non of latten at thisside Alhallon To prouid a lampe non at this sid Alhallon To prouid another albe non with an amesnon for a vestement To set vppe the rood Marie John and the patron of the church and paint the same at thissid Alhallon To inclose the churche non yerd at thisside Alhallon To repai.:e non the channcell in all thinges neccesarye at thisside Alhallon To mak cleane non and haue awaie the rubbishe of the side altar and newe whit limenon the wales at thissyd Alhallon To set vpp lightesnon before the roud at thissid Saint Michaell To set vppe a hollie water stocknon at the church dore [f. 65v.]

BUCKELANDE

Rectoria appropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius nullus Curatus Dominus Hugo Evans Iconomi Parochiani

Nicholaus Hamond William Byng Henricus Byng Thomas Smyth J ohanes Allen


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Numerus parochianorum sacra. mentum altaris} recipientium ~~~~~--~~~~-~- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam -~--xvj Die et anno prescriptis . . . . inferius habetur [rest as EwellJ Ffirste yt ys commanded to prouid frunte clothes and curtaines for thaltars of sume silk or say against Lent and to amend the chalice owt of hand To mak the candlestickes more cumlye at thisside Saint Michaell [f. 66r.J To prouid a veilenon and cloth for the roud against Lent To prouid a towell and a cover for the crismatory and a lampe of thissid Alhallen To prouid a coope a vestment and an albe against Ester To prouid a conuenyent frame to set the lightes on abowt the sepulcre with a locknon and a key for ye funt To repaire the churche in glase non tyle and stone work at thissyd Alhallon . To repaire the channcell non which is sore in decay To mak a syd altarnon vpp at thisside Alhallen Inqueratur de Domino Henrico Palmer non quomodo tenet bona et possessiones hospitalis de Buckland vocai' hospit' Sancti Bartholomei ibidem Inqueratur etiam de heredibus J ohanis BowIe quomodo tenent bona hospitalis predict' Also yt ys commainded that John Peeres be apprehended [f. 66v.]

CHARLETON

[no

[f. 67r.J

*

entries]

LITTILBORN

Rector' impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' Vicarius Dominus Willelmus [sic] Hearyng * Vicaria valet per annum tantum viij libri Iconomi Nicolaus Reynard Willelmus EInor Parochiani Ricardus Elgor Johannes Durrannt e Ricardus Stronge Robertus Beeke Stephine Lukyne

William Enyver adm. 29 Oct. 1540 (Cranmer , 377b). Francis Redman adm. 9 Nov. 1562, on death of last incumbent (P arker, 358a).


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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no number] et familie eiusdem parochie [do.] Die et anno predictis .

. scribitur [as before]

Firste Richarde Elgar farmor of the parsonadge hathe in comandemente to repaire the channcell at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte commynge To provide fronnte non clothis for thaulter for hollidais withe the curteynes for the same To provide a cover for the fonnte with loknon and keynon for the same To amende and repaire non ther churche in all thinges nedefulI at this side Saincte Mighell To provide a veilenon againste Lente and to provide a fayre boke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges [f. 67v.] Memorandum that the churche wardens have in comandemente to presente all those that will not vse the beades . Memorandum that the vicaredge is decaied and that the vicar annswerith that his living is so smalle that he is not able to do anny reparacions *not yet repayred [f. 68r.J

ICKHAM

Rector Dominus Willelmus Piat~ non residet Curatus Dominus J oannes Stone Iconomi Parochiani

Valentinus Austen Simon Wellis J oannes Baccheler WilleImus Webbe Willelmus Lucas

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium . [no number] et familie eiusdem parochie [do.J Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac par,)chianos etc actualiter visitauit etc visisque ornament is etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit prout inferius habetur etc Firste to provide a convenyente lampe non and a crysmytoryenOn

* Inserted in a later hand.

~ Collated 29 May 1557 on resignation of Henry Latham (Pole, 72a, b). Samuel Harleston collated 2 Nov. 1568, on death of last incumbent, unnamed (Parker, 389a) .


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To provide a locke non and a keynon for the fonnt To provide clothis for the fronnte non of thaulter and curteins non to the same for hollidaies of silke To prouide the [sic] that ther patrone be had within this twelmonthe The parson to repaire his channcell at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell [f. 681).]

To ,repaire the bodie of the churche at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell *all repared saving the north side To provide a handbell non a lantarn a faire boke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges at thissid the feaste of Saincte Myghell The parson or his farmer vnto whom the chardge apperteynith to repaire the channcell of Well at thisside Alhallontid nexte comyng WICKHAM

Rector Magister Henricm; Latham ~ non residet Curatu~ Dominus Willelmus Pyat Ieonomi Richardus Swinford senior Richardus Swinford junior Parochiani Griffinus ap John Jacobus Owen Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.) Die et anno predictis . . . . iniunxit prout inferius . est declaratum [rest as Ickham] Firste to prepare a clothe for the fonnte and a lock and a Key for the same Memorandum that the parson doe amende the channcell at thisside Mighelmas and the weanscote ouer the sacramente Likewise the parishoners to repaire the bodie of the churche against the feaste To provide a whiten on albe and amysse and other thinges m:eate for a vestemente and a veilenon clothe againste Lente To lepaire the churche yard at thisside Sainct Mighell next comyng Dominus Henricus Latham rector antedictus habet ad exhibendas litteras dispensationis citra festum Paschatis prox' aut ad personaliter comparendum Cant' proximo iudi~io post

* Inserted later in another hand

(to end of line.) "Resigned before 19 Sept. 1560 (pag'keY, 3451:>..)


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ad causam dicendam quare super beneficio suo residere non compellatur Non exhibitae sunt Memorandum ther was a certeyn chappell belonging to the said churche pullid downe and spoyled by Roberte Ffordmyll ~Master Ciriac Petit solde the same chappell and land To provide a portace for the churche

*

PRESTON:!:

Rectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' Vicarius Dominus Johannes Willboreยง Curatus Dominus Thomas Sharland clericus nuper coniugatus et mulier eius habitat infra parochiam Diui Pauli Cant' Iconomi Parochiani

Richardus Smythe Thomas Bishoppe Thomas Hugham Laurence Orner Johannes Vffington Johannes White

[f. 70r.J Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium [no number] et familie dicte parochie [do.]

Die et anno predictis .... prout sequitur [rest as Wickham] Firste to provide a locke non and key for the fonnte To set vpe the sacramente over the highe aulter a fronnte clothe and hanginges nOn for the hollidaies at thissid Easter To provide a portasse at thisside Saincte Mighell To paynte ther patrone of ther churche at thisside Alha110n Respectuatur~ Memorandum that ther roode Mary and John be not of a suffycyente stature [f. 70v.] The reparations of the of [sic] churche as well stone .work as other to be don at thissid Alhallon in onere And t he parson or the farmer to repaire the ecclesie Christi channcellll.On in all poyntes at thisside the said feaste

* I nserted in a later hand. ~

This name and all of following line inserted in a later hand. Wingham. ยง John Willbore, S.T.B., adm. 23 June 1545, alias Dygon (Cranmer, 395b). Resigned before 9 Apr. 1557, when Gervase LYllche succeeded (Pole, 7lb). Also resigned Minster-in-Thanet before 30 Sept. 1557, when Nicholas Wendon, M.A., succeeded (Ibidem, 73b, 74a). ~ The Latin here is uncertain, but probably is intended to mean " let it be respited"? In another hand.

:I: Next


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71

To provide that ther be another aulter to be set furthe on the side of the channcell non dore Memorandum that the vicar provide iiijOl' sermons yerely to mak in his saide churche The vicaredg house to be repaired at thissid Alhallon [f. 71r.J

STURMOUTHE

*

Rector Dominus Walterus Johnes~ Iconomi Andreas Jode Richardus Ffourde Parochiani Thomas Redwood Robertus Mette Johannes Hatcher Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium ----.---.---.----.----.----.----.----.---.---.~-----.----.--~ [no 'n umber] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do .J Die et anno prescriptis [as WickhamJ Firste to provide a locke non and a key for the fonnte and a cruet non owte of hand The parson or his farmer to repaire non the channcell walles withe white lyme and all other thinges necessary to be repaired at thisside Saincte Mighell The parishoners likewise have to repaire the churche at thisside Saincte Mighell Memorandum that ther patrone non be amended or els to by a newe To provide a faire non boke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges [f. 71v.J To repaire the churche yard at thisside the feast of Alhallon ~ almost repaired The parson or his farmer to repaire non his mansion owte of hand And that the barne non be builded vpe with suche spede as it maye that is to saye euery yere parte therof be buylded [f. 72r.J

ELMESTON

Rector

Magister Gervasius Lynehe ยง

* This village, formerly at the mouth of the Kentish Stour, is now several miles inland from the sea. ~ Humphrey Chirdane was adm. here 26 Aug. 1550 (Cranmer, 412a). An order for the sequestration of the income of the rectory was issued on 14 May 1557 owing to the absence from the cure of the rector, 'Walter Jones (Pole, 25a). John Flower, M.A., was adm. 8 June 1580, on the death of the last incumbent, not named (Grindal, 538b). :r; Another hand. ยง Adm. 6 Nov. 1550 (Ct'anme1', 412b). Resigned before 21 Nov. 1580, when George Joy succ. him (Grindal, 544b). Twice rector of Preston next Wingham, viz. from 9 April 1557 (Pole, 71 b) and 20 Aug. 1565 (Parker, 374a). He finally resigned Preston shortly before 18 April ] 571 (GrindaZ, 519b).


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Iconomi Johannes Carpynter Parochiani Willelmus Gib bes Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit etc prout sequitur Firste to set vpe non the sacramente of thaulter decently To provide a lockenon and a key for the fonnte To provide a fronnte non clothe for thaulter at thissid Saincte Mighell '. To provide a cruet and to paynte ther candlestickes To payntenon ther crosse and provide a crosseDOD of latten within twelrnonthe To provide a canapie DOn a veileD on clothe a crosse clothe against Lente To provide a crismytorie and a patrone To repaire ther channcell bothe in glasse and* all other thinges at thisside Alhallon and the farmor to repaire the windowes of the bodie of the bodie of the church at thissid the said feaste and the reste of the reparacions nedefull to be done apon the said church within twelmonthe [f. 72v.]

ASHE

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Legato Vicarius Magister Willelmus Lynche clericus nuper coniugatus et mulier eius est apud Willingham in comitatu Essex Iconomi

Thomas Gibbes et Richardus Orner Parochiani Johannes Broke Stephanus Mote Stephanus Soly senior Willelmus Penny Siluester Golde Numerus parochianorum sacramentum aitaris ibidem} ---....--..~---~......-[no number] recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiarn [do.] Die et annos prescriptis . . . . prout inferius scribitur [rest as Elmeston] tiC "It

Wa!5

the same hand.

repaired and broken anewe" added above the line !lore ill


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[f. 73r.] Firste to remember that the supplicacion already delyuerid to my Lorde Cardynalles Grace be seen - and perused whiche concernyth the state of ye parishe To provide a fronnte for thaulter for hollidaies To amende the cover of the fonnte and make a locknon and a keynon for the same against Mighell To repaire the channcellnon as well in glasse as other repairatyions at thissid Alhallon To provide a canapie for the sacramente and a grayle and pynnes for the crysmatorie at thissid Alhallon To provide a convenyente place at thissid Alhallon to set vp ther patron on To buylde a newe aulter in Our Ladie channcell and to fumishe the same at thisside Alhallon To make a newe booke for christenynges weddynges and buryenges Memorandum that the vicar hathe comanndement to bord in some convenyent house and not in a comon ale house [f. 7av.]

STAPLE

capella annexa ecc1esie de AnDISHAM

*

Curatus Do~inus Thomas Makeander Iconomi J oannes Boll Parochiani J oannes Mesdey WilleImus Quilter Ricardus Tucker Numerus parochianorum sacramentum aItaris recipientium [no number]

et farnilie infra dictam parochiam

~_-'-o _ _- _

[do.]

Die et anna predict is Dominus AIchidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem pre diet am iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius scribitur Firste to provide a locke non and a keynon for the fonnte and fronte non clothesnon of saye for the hollidaies at this side Easter To provide a portassenon and a grayle and a veile clothe at this side Easter The ieparadons of the channcellllon aswell windowesnon . as other and especyally the buttrissesnon of the walles to be done at thisside Alhallon nexte Memorandum that the roode Mary and John and patron be not of a suffycyent stature

* Adm. Blean 20 Feb. 1560 (Parker, 347b) .


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Memorandum that John Pettit nol1 and Eustacis widowe have granted xijd yerely rente to yssue owte of ther land called sextry* land containing iij re acres to thuse of the reparacions of the said church for euer and to be assured by dead from them at thissid Mighellmas nexte [f. 74r.] To repaire the churche in all thinges nedfull at thisside Alhallontide The reparacions non of the mansion house to be don at this side Alhallon To make a newe booke of register for christenynges weddynges and burryenges [f. 74v.]

WINGHAM~

Rectoria impropriata Domino Henrico Palmer Curatus Dominus Robertus Charles:1: Iconomi ¡ Willelmus Oxinden armiger Ricardus Nethersole Henricus J ohnes Matheus Welles Parocbiani J oannes Morrice Willelmus Mathewe Edwardus Morrice Thomas Specheley Numerus parochianorum sacramentum ibidem recipientium [no number]

et familie infra dictam parochiam

[do.]

Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecc1esiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit prout inferius dec1aratum est

* I.c.

Firste to take downe non the grave stone nowe apon thaulter at thisside Mighelmas nexte and that so sone and convenyently as it may be that ther be another provided and an aulter erected of full lenghte [sic] To prepare a paire of curteins non of silke and a canapie against lente

sacristy. There was a college of canons here, founded by Archbishop Peckham, of which there are still some remains, known as the Canons' Houses. Blessed John Hale broke his leg here not long before his arrest and execution. He was collated to the prebend of ReUyng on the resignation of Robert Vvoodward by Archbishop Warham on 13 May 1531 (Warham, 404b). Alan Maunsell succeeded to it on 21 May 1535 by reason of Hale's attainder (Cranmer, 355a, b). On Wingham church in Mary's reign see A.C., xl, 131-40. ~ Collated to Monkton-in-Thanet 4 Aug. 1552 (Cranmer, 42Ia). ~


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75

To prepare an aulternon to be set vpe in the side channcell at thissid Saincte Mighell To provide a lampe non at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte comyng [f. 75r.] To provide a mete non fonnte to christen in and to have a locke non and a keynoll to the same at thisside Alhallontide nexte comyng To provide a convenyente boke for christenynges weddynges and buryenges and duely observe the same Memorandum that the parishoners ther saye that from the highe aulter to the inner parte of the chore doore is the hole chardge of Master Palmer to repaire Memorandum that the parishoners have in comanndemente to repaire bothe the iles on the side of the channcell and to repaire the place wher the rood standith bothe glasse windowes non and tymber worke so as the pytcliions do not com in against Mighell nexte. commyng The reparations non which arre to be don on the chardge of Master Palmer to be don at thissid the feaste of Alhallon

*

[f. 75v.]

(;OODNESTON

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Legato Curatus Dominus Anthonius Rogerst coniugatus mulier eius habitat infra parochiam de Wyngham Iconomi Parochiani

J oannes Walker Thomas Christian Willelmus Henneker Johannes Ideley Vincentus Boise generosus Johannes Johnson

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} ~--. . . . -~ [no number] recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam --~-~. [do.] Die et an no prescriptis Archidiaconus predictus ecc1esiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius est expressum Firste fronnte llon dothis for thaulter for the hollidaies and a canapie llOll and a veile llon against Lente The reparations llOn as tylyng and glasyngnOn to be

* Pigeons?

,Henry Bell collated 8 Jan. 1568 (Parker, 389a). George Gwyllym adm. 24: Feb. 1660 (Cranmer, 413b).


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don apon the channcell non at thisside Mighelmas and the reparations nedefull to be don apon the churche non to be don at thisside the said feaste To make a newe non booke of register for christenynges .and to be duely kepte To make a locke non and a keynon for the fonnte Memorandum that the vicaredge non house is in decaye and that it maye be considered howe it sholde be repaired [f. 76r.J 'Memorandum that the churche yarde is in greate ruyne and decaye bicause it is taken to be parcell of the inherytaunce of Christofer Neyvyson it cannot be repaired And yet the parishoners doe promisse to repaire the same if they maye enyoye as ther churche yarde

*

BARHAM capella annexa ecclesie de Bi5shoppisborn Reetor Ricardus Dovoriensis Episcopus Curatus Dominus Patricius Browne Iconomi Stephanus La.urence Willelmus Home Paroehiani Henry HalÂŁepeny Willelmus Cullyng Stephanus Webbe . Numerus paroehial10rum sacramentum altaris} ibidem recipientium ---~--""--'~---.- [no numberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am icoIlomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iniunxit et iudicialiter mandauit prout inferius habetur Firste to provide a' lock and a key for the fannte and see the same cleanly kepte To prouide a fronnte non for ther aulter bothe for above thaulter and benethe of some sylke or sey with curteines for the hollidaies To provide candlestickes non of latten and a crossenon of latten non at thisside Easter To provide a canapienon at thisside Easter To provide a.. grayle nOn and iijre surples,ses non at thissid the feaste of Saincte Mighell

[f. 76'.J

[f. 77r.J

Barham

To provide a veile againste Lente

* Held by Nicholas Heath until before 27 March 1543, when, on his promotion to the bishopric of Worcester, he was succeeded by John Penven (or Penver), royal chaplain (Cranmer, 39] b ,

~ 92a).


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77

To provide a hollie water stocke at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte commynge To repaire "':he bodie DoD of the churche and the steple in all thinges necessarye at thisside Alhallon To erecte an aulter in Our Ladie chappell at this side Christmas nexte comyng To provide coversDOD for the crysmytorye To provide a mete non booke of register for christenynges weddynges and buryenges and see that the same be duelynon kepte in a chestenon with too lockes wherof the prieste or parson of the parishe to have one keye and the parishoners thother To set vpe ther bell within twelmonthe nexte ensuyng To provide a lampe and a lantern Memorandum that the cunstable hathe in comandemente to apprehehend one Roger a Nower* and bring hime before the King and Qwenes Maiesties comissioners at Cant Memorandum to admonyshe J ekis and his wif to appere before the comyssioners at Canntorbury ~ recesserunt Memorandum that ther is in the handes of Davyd Den xiij acres of landes whiche is chardgid with ,not presented the paymente of iijs iiijd yerely to be bestowed in the saide churche apon an obite and that it was given of that intente by the wif Lewes of Canntorbury and for the not observing therof the said Lewes maye reenter the same landes agayne ,He will not pay it without it be receveyd by lawe [f. 77v. ] ( To make the faces of the pictures in the glasse windowes white or els to take them cleane away and set in newe glasse Detections Memorandum that John Broke gentilman dothe not vse to come to his parishe churchp Wherfor the Reformatus* parishoners have in comanndemente to give him admonission to com to his parishe churche and to go in procession and if he refuse to doo the same to apprehend him and bring him to the cornmyssioners to Canntorbury Memorandum that John Broke the sonne of the said Broke did not receyve the sacramente this laste Easter Et postea in ecclesia parochiali de Bisshoppisborn personaliter comparuit dictus

* A not uncommon surname at this period.

'In another hand.


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Broke et fatebatur obiecta vnde Dominus Archidiaconus assignauit eidem ad confitendum reformatus* se presbitero die Dominica proxima et quod recipiat sacramentum et cetera agere secundum ritus ecclesie etc et ad certificandum Cant' xxvijO die Septembris tunc proxime sequenti etc ,Thomas a Deyn of Kingston bought of Master Ager [?] certayn land called ye churche park not presented to ye Kinge Andrew Longe hath iij akers of belrope land not presented xij akers of woodland in the handes of Dauid D . .. of Adisharn not presented and a howse for ye prest yt hath [f. 78r.]

KINGISTON

*--

Rector Dominus Robertus Russell non residet Curatus Dominus Ricardus Fforde clericus nuper coniugatus apud Acris et mulier eius habitat apud Northgate Cant' Iconomi Parochiani

Willelmus Aden Arkenwaldus Keis Vincentius Nethersole Thomas Aden Jacobus Aden Richardus Rugley

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium . [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis . . . iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur [rest as Barham] Firste to provide an aulter clothe of lynn en for the hollidaies To provide honeste non and comely candlestickes and a crosse of latten non against Easter To provide a veilenon clothe a cover for the } crysmytorie a hollie water stocke against Lent The reparations non of the channcell to be don at thisside Alhallon and the reparations non of the bodie of the churche as els where and the porche to be don at thisside the saide feast

* In another hand.

*

'In another hand in the margin and difficult to decipher. Died before 21 Sept. 1560, when John Butler succeeded him (Parker, 346a).


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[£. 78v.J

79

To prouide a hand non bell owte of hand To buylde vpe another side aulter at this sid Easter and provide a lockenon and a key for the fonnte non To kepe the booke of register duely The parsonadge is in decaye and that that [sicJ is moste nedefull of the reparations to be don at this side Alhallon and the reste to be don wit hip. twelmonthe

[f. 79r.J

BISSHOPISBORN

*

Rector Ricardus Episcopus Dovoriensis CUl·atus Dominus Willelmus DeaconiC clericus nuper coniugatus et mulier eius habitat infra parochiam de Stapleherst Iconomi Parochiani

J oannes Hopkyn Vincentius Hopdey Vincentius Odley Robertus Parker Johannes Crowcher Johannes Hearynge

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} ibidem recipientium ~---~~-~~- [nonumberJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno prescriptis . . . . prout sequitur [?'est as Kingston] • Firste to provide some convenyente clothe of silke to hang the Blissed Sacrament over thaulter and too latten candlestickes at this side Easter Per rectorem To provide curteines of sylke sutable to the fronnte clothes and to make some other fronnte clothes paynted for the workindais at this side Alhallon To provide a crosse of latten withe a clothe of silke for the same To provide a canapie of sylke at this side Alhallon To provide another aulter in the side chaunncell at thisside Michelmas To provide a veile againste Lente To repaire the chaunncell at thisside Mighelmas in all poynctes

* Richard Thomden.

~

Collated to Adisham, on resignation of above, 12 March 1557 (Pole, 76b). Resigned Betteshanger before 4 Nov . 1564 (Parker, 367a). Resigned Adisham before 4 Nov. 1579 (Gl'indal, 532b) , when William Smyth succeeded him. Adisham held in conjunction ,\ith Staple.


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The parishoners to repaire the bodie of the churche and especyally the buttrisses of the steple and all other reparations to be don at thisside Alhallon . Memorandum that one Mistress Culpeper lyethe buryed wher the side allter sholde be set vpe To provide a convenyente sepulcher at thisside Lente To provide a locke and key for the fonnte To repaire the vestry at this side Alhallon [f. 80r.]

BRIDGE

Capella annexa ecclesie rectorie de Patrickesborn Curatus nullus Iconomi Robertus Chowchie Laurentius Randall Parochiani J oannes ErIe J oannes Bargar Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium . [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno prescriptis . . . . prout scribitur [rest as Bishopsbourne] Firste to set vpe the sacramente decently so sone as the windowes be amendyd To provide a lynnen aulter clothe and a fronnte for thaulter for the hollidaies of silke and curteins for workindaies at thissid Alhallon To make a newe banner staf and a veile clothe against Lente To set vpe a holly water stocke at the churche doore To repaire ther churche and amende the glasse windowes at thisside Alhallon To provide a newe albe or too withe amysses [f. 80v.] To paynte the roode Mary and John at thisside Alhallon To provide .a lampe and a superaltare for the side aulter withe other necessaries at thisside Alhallon To provide a lantern for the visitacion of ye sicke* To amende the roode lofte at thisside Alhallon and the piller standyng in the stone wall at thisside the feaste aforesaide

*

The provision of a lantern is frequently mentioned. here specified.

Its purpose is


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81

To mak a locke and a key for the fonnte and to inclose the churche yard at this side Alhallon nexte comynge . Memorandum that the parishoners of Bridge doo require that ther saide chappell of Bridge may be appoyncted to be the hed churche to Patricksborn bicause as they saye ther saide chappell standithe in the myddest parte of the inhabitaunntes ~f bothe parishes and that Patricksbom standeth in thuttermoste parte of the dwellers of the too parishes verey farre owte of the waye [f. 81r.J

ADISHAM

Rector Curatus

Ricardus Episcopus Dovoriensis Dominus Thomas Wise*

Iconomi Parochiani

Willelmus Kember Austen ~ Richardus Austen Thomas Marten Thomas Austen ~

J oannes

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium [no nU1nb~rJ et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno prescriptis [as BishopsbourneJ Firste to provide a lock and a key for the fonnte To provide a newe stone for the highe aulter To make vpe an aulter of Saincte Thomas in Our Ladie chappell at thisside Alhallon withe the furnyture To provide newe fronnte clothis for thaulter at thisside Easter of silke with curtenes to ye same To provide a veile againste Lent To do all reparations nedfull to be don vpon the churche at thisside Alhallon Memorandum that one Christo fer Neyvynson that [sicJ living like an hereticke and so dyeng lyethe buryed vnder the highe aulter [f .. 81v.J Memorandum that ther patron be amendid

*

Collated to Bekesbourne 2 Dec. 1557 (Pole, 74b). Adm. to Hardes Magna 6 April 1559 (Post Mortem Poli, 16a). ~ John Austen appears in Foxe's Bool~ of Martyrs as an opponent of the parish clerk (unnamed) and John Bland, a former schoolmaster and vicar of Adisham, who was burned at Canterbury on 12 July 1555. On the restoration the vicar of Stodmarsh was procured by the parishioners to say mass. During the service Bland denounced the mass and was put down by Thomas Austen, churchwarden, and the constable, his son-in-law. F


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To cause the bonde over the rood lofte to be caste in color at this side Alhallon To make a faire booke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges To repaire the channcell at thisside Alhallon Memorandum that the parsonadge is in decaye and the parsonadge beyng let fur the to farme at suche an vnmete price that the farme tha.t he receyvith will not suffice to pay the curate and other chardges and therfor thinckith him self not bound to the repa.rations of the same [f. 82r.]

CHILLYNDEN

Rector Dominus Ricardus Stertover Iconomus Parochiani

* residet

Thomas Craye Willelmus Vewe Richardus Mones

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum ibidem recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno [as before]

[f. 82v.]

*

Firste to provide fronnte clothes and curteines of silke at thissirle Easter for the aulter To provide a veile for Lente To provide a hollie water stocke at thisside Alhallon To do all the reparacions of the windowes and all other abowte the bodie of the churche To provide a crosse clothe To provide a locke non and a keynon for the fonnte To make a convenyent beare to cary the dead bodies to the churche To provide a register for christenynge3 weddynges and buryenges and to be kepte in a cheste with too lockes To repaire the church yard at thisside Mighelmas Memorandum that it [is] ordered that at suche tymes as the parson on Sondais or hollidais when he doth saye sarvice at Knolton shall give

William Hamonde adm. 4 July 1546 (Cranme1', 400b), and Thomas Edmond adm. 23 Oct. 1561 (Parker, 351a). Startover died r. of Knowlton before 13 Jan. 1561, when John Armetridginge succ. him (Parke1', 353b).


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83

warnyng to the parishoners of Chillenden that they maye resorte thither to sarvice the same dais NONNYNGTON [f. 83r.J Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Cant' Curatus Dominus Joannes Robynson nuper coniugatus et examinatus dicit quod non habuit carnalem copulam cum muliere sua a tempore redintegracionis~ et rogatus per iudicem an velit prestare iuramentum etc recusavit etc

*

Iconomi Parochiani

Thomas Goodwyn Johannes Castell Willelmus Haryson Andreas Gardener Stephanus Baylif

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} [no numberJ recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.J Die et anno [as beforeJ

[f. 83v.]

Firste to provide a locke and a key for the fonnte To provide a stone non for the highe aulter To provide a fronnte non for the aulter bothe aboue and benethe of silke non To provide a veile non clothe for Lente To repaire the chaunncell at thisside Alhallol1 To repaire the bodie of the churche and the glasse windowes of the same a thissid~ Alhallon To provide a newe non sepulcher . Memorandum that John Charles late of Lymynge is scole master within the saide parishe of =mortuus est Nonnyngton

[A leaf has been cut out at this point.] [f. 84r.J

SANCTI NICHOLAI in insula de Thaneto

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem Reuerendissimi Vicarius Dominus J asperus Hopkyns residet ยง Iconomi

Valentinus Everede Willelmus Paulyn

* John Melvyn, M.A., adm. 26 June 1567 (Parker, 382b). ,Restoration [?]. i.e. of religion. :: Another hand. ยง Adm. Westbere 4 Dec. 1539 (Cramner, 373a).


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Parochiani

Johannes Sqwier Johannes Mosrede Henricus Abraham et Willelmus Kempe To prouide too amysses to the too beste vestments and a vayle non clothe citra Quadragesimale To provyde a lantern for the vysitacion of the sicke owte of hand To repaire the fonnte and provyde locke non and keynOn for the same owte of hand To payntenon the roode Mary and John so sone as ther channcell is repaired The churchwardens have in commanndementel apon ther othes to certifie at Canntorbury the certificatum* xxvijth daye of September by whom the erat Cant' I chappell and vestry was pulled downe and abolisshed That the churchwardens bryng in the saide xxvijth daye of September a true inuentory of all and singuler the goodes plate and jewellis as doe belonge to ther churche and and [sic] a true certificath by whom anny of ther church goo des hathe ben alienated To provide curteins for the aulter at thisside the xxvijth daye of September nexte [f. 84v.] There is no howse belonging nether to the vicar nor parson To provyde a boke of register for the names of christenynges maryenges and buryenges and to make diligent searche for tholde Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium ~~ . ~-~---~--[nont.tmber] et familie infra dictam parochiam --~~~ [do.] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos ad tunc comparendum monitos preconizatos ac comparentes actualiter visitauit ac visis ornamentis ac ceteris necessariis que in sui ecclesie et decori eiusdem fuerant preparata necnon articulis inquisitionis publice declaratis eisdem vero iconomis ac parochianis iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit prout superius declaratur

J

MOUNCKTON

Rectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem ecclesie et valet }[no sum given] per annum --------..-

* Another hand.


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Vicarius Curatus

85

*

Magister Robertus Serles non residet Dominus Georgius Pickardi4

Iconomi

Libeus Orcharde } enerosi et Edwardus Everynge g Parochiani Georgius Robynson et Robertus Smythe

[f. 85r.] NU~:l1~rus. parochianorum sacramentum altariS} reclplenhum ~~---1-_ _~~ ____ [nontunber] et farnilie infra dictam parochiam [do.]

Die et anno .... prout inferius habetur [rest as Nonnington] Firste to provyde a superaltare owte of hande and to have ther side aulter consecrated To provyde a newe boke of register for christ nynges weddynges and buryenges Memorandum that the church wardens doe certifie at Cant Jnon the xxvijth daye of September at whose eertichardge the reparacions of the church yarde ficatuIll sholde be kepte erat I Memorandum that the glasse wyndowes of the channcell alTe broken to be repaired by the . cathedrall churche of Christe in Cant Memorandum that the vicaredge non and parsonage howses non are in ruyne and decaye not repared I tern ther is no hospitalytie kepte nether a pon parsonadge nor vicaredge

=

[f. 85v.]

MYNSTER

Reetoria impropriata ecc1esie Christi Cant' Vicarius Magister Johannes Wildebore ยง

* Resigned before 18 Dec.

1561 (Parker, 352a).

i4 Adm. Sel1inge, near Hythe, 12 Aug. 1558

(Pole, Sla). hand. ยง Adm. 7 Feb. 1549 (Cranme,', 410a). Resigned before 30 Sept. 1557 (Pole , 73b). A.C., xxv, 104, has "The following account of this vicar is given in Cooper's Athenae Cantabrigienses : He matriculated as a sizar of Michaelhouse in November 1546, was a member of that college when it was absorbed in the greater foundation of Trinity College. He proceeded B .A. 1550-1, commenced ::VLA. 1554, and subscribed the Roman Catholic Articles 1555. On 17 April 1559 he was admitted Archdeacon of Sufiolk, and in or soon after June 1561 was presented by the Queen to a canonry of Norwich. He was admitted an Advocate of the Court of Arches 4 Oct. 1567, having previously commenced LL.D. in some foreign University, as is supposed. He was Rector of Witnesham, Suffolk, commonly resided at Lounde in that county, and "vas accustomed to appear in public in a cloak with a Spanish cape, having a rapier by his side. In 1570 he was ejected from his canonry at Norwich for not being in orders, but was nevertheless allowed to retain his archdeaconry till 1575, about which time he avowed himself a Roman Catholic, and went to Louvaine, ultimately proceeding to R0me. He occurs in a list of fugitives for Religion dated 29 Jan. 1576-7."

:I: Another


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Curatus Magister Gervasius Lynche* qui rector est ecclesie parochialis de Elmeston Vicaria ex patronato predicte ecclesie Christi Cant' et "} \ alet per annum [no sum set] Iconomi Johannes Sayer Johannes Swynford Parochiani Willelmus Parker Thomas Turnor Robertus Wessynden Johannes Beare Galfridus Sandwell Willelmus Mosrede Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem 1 recipientium - - - - -"- S[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno predictis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit prout sequitur To provide another corporas clothe To provide a holly water stocke and set it vp at the churche non doore To amende ther sensors or make a newe paire To provide too amysses albes and stooles for deacon and subdeacon [f. 86r.] To provide a antiphonernon a legente ,non and a portasse non at thisside Easter nexte commynge Memorandum that ther pictures of Marye non and John non and the patrone non of ther churche "be- not of a convenyente stature Item all thlnges necessary to be had in the ehurche to be provided at thisside Lente nexte That the churchwardens do exhibite a ~ _ true inuentorye of all ther churche goodes and a bill of presentmente of all the defectes ~xhibit' erat within ther parishe the xxvijth daye of September " next comyng at Canntorbury j [f. 86v.]

SANCTI LAURENTII

Rectoria in dispositione Domini Legati Vicaria vacat per tres annos ex patronatu predicti Domini Legati et valet per annum ---.--~"-- [no sum]

* See ante, under Elmeston. ~

A legendary.

:; Another hand.


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87

. Curatus Dominus Edwardus Saier nuper curatus de Grayne et ibidem coniugatus Iconomi Ricardus Lamynge Willelmus Sacket Parochiani Anthonius Curlynge Vincentius Colbrand

*

Nu;n~ru~ parochianorum sacramentum altaris} reclplentmm . [no n'll,mberJ et familie ejusdem parochie [do. ]

Die et anna . . . . inferius scribitur [rest as beforeJ Firste that the farmers of the parsonadge doe see that the glasse windowes and the coveryng of the channcell be repayred accordynge to ther lease To provide a vaylenon and roode non clothe againste Lent [f. 87r.J

SANCTI PETRI

R ectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Vicaria valet per annum-[no sum setJ Vicarius Dominus Johannes Lawson~ residet Iconomi Ricardus Sampson iunior Thomas Hogland Parochiani Hugo N onvood John Spracklen Edwarde Reade Robertus Graunte Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} ibidem recipientium [no numberJ et familie eiusdem parochie [do.] Die et anna predictis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam p~rochia1em predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout et inferius habetur Firste to paynte the patrone and Mary and John at thisside Easter next commynge [f. 87v.]

SANCTI

JOHANNIS

Rectoria impropriata Domine Regine

* Near Gravesend in the diocese of Rochester.

~ John Lawson adm. Eastry 31 Jan. 1557 (Pole, 76a). 31 July 1561 (Parker, 350a).

Deprived before


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Vicaria ex patronatu 'predicte Domine Regine et vacat et valet per annum ~~~[no sum given] Curatus ibidem Dominus Thomas Sprinte Iconomi

Thomas Toddye Laurentius Rigdon Parochiani Johannes Lincolne Willelmus Norwood Henricus Pettit Johannes Baker Johannes Hewet et Willelmus Vylet

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} ibidem recipientium -~~------- [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno . . . . prout inferius scriptum est [rest as before] Firste ther mansion of the parsonadge nOn is in decaye and to be repaired by tharchbisshope Memorandum that therthcr is non is no boke of register kepte for chrystenynges etc. and that the church wardens have in come.ndment to provide one owte of hanlie [f. 88r.] To provide a patrone of a suffieiente stature againste Easter To provide too vestments sutable too coape-s To 'provide a newe corporas clothe non a veyle nbll clothe againste Lente To provide an aulter elothenon against Lentâ&#x201A;Ź To provide a fronnte clothe of silke for thaulter [f. 88v.]

BIRClHN&TCN

Rectoria impropriata eeelesie Christi Callt' / Estque capella annexa Monckton et valet per annum [no sum] Curatus Dominus Willelmus Myllis Iconomi Par0chiani

Ricardus Clispe Johannes Cantes Johannes Alchorne Thomas Legdon Valentil'lus Cantes Nicolaus Cantes Henricus Pettit Johannes Johnson

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altariS} recipientium [no 1twmber] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.]


ARCHDEACDN RARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS

89

Die et anno . . . . habetur [rest as before] Fyrste to newe make the patrone of ther churche To provide a veyle againste Lent To repaire the bodie of the churche at thisside Alhallontid nexte commynge To paynte the roode at thisside Easter To provide a locke and a key for the fonnte [f.

8~r. J

Die et loco predictis antefatus Archidiaconus iudicialiter iniunxit Willelmo Mylles presbitero tunc presEmti in iudicio quod non deinceps deserviet cur' predict' pro suspitione incontinentis vite dummodo se eiusdem crimi~is purgauit

*

RECULUER~

[f. 89v.]

Rectoria impropriata Domino Archiepiscopo Ca nt' Vicari a ex patronatu eiusdem Reuerendissimi et valet per annum -----[n o s'ltm] Vicaril.ls Dominus Thomas Hewet ~ resi«et Iconomi P8.rechiani

Jacobus Ewell Thomas Cobbe Alexander Paramor Mawricius Bredsha we Ricardus Cobbe et Jacobus Cobbe

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altariS}recipientium -----[no nmnber] et familie infra dictam p~roehiam [do. ] Die et anno . . . . est scriptum [rest as before] Firste James Ewell on behalf of the Lorde Ar~hbisshope hathe to amende the glasse windowes and to white lyme the channcel1 at this side Mighelmas nexte commyng The reperacions apon the leades of the channeel1 the stone worke of the wynd owes in the channcell must be duble rendered with lyme and sand to be don at suehe convenyent tyme as it maye § They have begon to do the same and the rest shalbe owt of hand

* A suspension.

This church was pulled down unnecessarily in 1809. Adm. 4: July 1538 to chantry of Our Lady (Cran mer, 365a). Then collated to the vicarage of Reculver, together with the annexed chapclry of Hoath, 12 July 1556 (Pole, 69a, b ). R esigned before 10 May 1560, when William Vele succ. him (Parker, 3433.). § This sentence in a later hand. ~

~


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[f. 901'.J

There is a greate piller* decayed being parte of the chardge of tharchbisshop and parte the chardge of the parishioners to be repared owte of hand To make vpe a side aulter of stone at thisside Easter To provide a canapie non against Lente and a lamp owte of hand To provide a manuell and to cause the bokenon to be amended at thisside Saincte Mignell next comynge To provide a veyle for Lente a clothe for the roode Memorandum that ther is noo register kepte for christenynges etc. and that the churche wardens have in comandemente to make a boke and delyuer the same to the vicar at thisside Saincte Mighell The stonenon and leade worke1s begun of the bodie of the bodie of~ ther churche and the too steples whiche by estymacion of men will cost a hundred pound to be don at tymes her after as convenyently it maye be don To enclose the churche non yarde at thisside Mighell The yicar to begyne to repaire his vicaredge . at thisside Christmas nexte

[f. 90v.J

CHISTLET

Rectoria iI?propriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Vicarius Magister Robertus Chernwood:I: non residet â&#x201A;Źt est ex patronatu predicti Reuerendissimi valet per annum Curatus Dominus Willelmus Veyle [no sum ] Iconomi

Ambrosius Dod Willelmus Ouende[n ?J Parochiani Willelmus Consent Thomas Roose Ro berte Bongior Ro berte Roose Radulphus Knoller John Knoller Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientiurn . [no number] et familie . [do.]

* Probably the Saxon cross mentioned by Leland.

~ Crossed thi-ough. ~ James Perce collated 5 March 1561, on deprivation of Mere, last

incumbent (Parker, 354a).


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91

. Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parocbialem predictam iconomos ac parocbianos etc actualiter visitauit etc visisque ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius habetur Firste to builde vpe a side aulter at tbisside Easter To provide fronte clothes for the highe aulter and curteinsnon of silke at thisside Easter To provide a corporas clothe at tbisside Easter The channcell is in decaye to be repair ednoB by the Lorde Arch bisshope

[f. 91r.J

[f. 91v.]

ROTHE capella annexa Reculver Curatus nul1us Iconomi Ricardus Kennet Willelmus Paramor Parochiani Ricbardus Knowler Robertus Dod Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris ibidem recipientium [no numb~J et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno predictis . . . . iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius est expressum [rest as ChisletJ Firste to provide an aulter clothe and to prepare fronnte clothes for the aulter bothe for bollidaies and workyndaies at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell next commyng To provide a crosse non of latten againste tbe feaste of Alsainctes To provide a patrone of tber churche To paynte the roode Mary and John at this side Easter To to [sic] provide towelles for them that doo receave against Easter To amende nou the brokennon borde over the roode To provide a boke of register To provide lokenon and keynOn for the fonnte To provide a veylenOn clothe againste Lente Quibus die et loco comparuerunt inhabit antes de Rothe predicti et roga uerunt vt vicarius de Reculver ad curam dicte capelle compellatur in presencia dicti vicarii allegan tis se de cure [sic] non . teneri et ex parte sua exhibuit quedam


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scripturas et munimenta pro exoneracione sua de dicta cura Vnde parochiani siue inhabitantes predicti susceperunt in se ad exhibendum citra vicesimum septimum diem mensis Septembris proxim' alia instrument a per que apparebit ipsum vicarium teneri ad deserviendum cure ibidem etc in presencia dicti vicarii petentis se relaxari vnde premissis ponderatis iudex assignavit vicario ad comparendum Cant dicto xxvijO Septembris ad audiendam voluntatem suam super peticionem predictorum parochia norum etc. [f. 92r.]

HERNE

Rectoria iIl'lpropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicaria ex patronatu dicti Reuerendissimi et valet per annum [no sum] Vicarius Dominus Johannes Johnson residet

*

Iconomi

Robertus Dod et Robertus Sethe Parochiani Willelmus Reynolde ] ohn Fyrmynger Nicolaus Allyn Anthonnie Hickes Edwardus Anselme

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium -----[no number] et familie diete parochie - -- - - [do.] Die et anno . . . . habetur [rest as Hothe]

[f. 92v.]

Fir~te to make vpe a side aulter of stone To paynte the roode Mary and John and the patrone of the churche ' To provide an antiphoner at this side Easter To provide a hand bell To' amende ther glasse windowes and the sealyng of the side channcell at thisside Easter James Nottyngham hath in comanndemente to be in the chore to helpe fur the Goddes sarvice with singinge on Sondeis and other hollidais Quibus die et loco parochiani ibidem rogauerunt vt vicarius compellatur ad providendum vnum presbyterum idoneum ad adiuvandum celebrare divina in dicta ecclesia predicta in presencia dicti

* John Bridi'es coUated 21 Dec. 1562 (Parker, 358b).


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93

vicarii dicentes se non teneri vnde parochiani habent ad probandum xxvijO die Septembris predicto quod ipse sic tenetur Willelmus Hawlet preconisatus in iudicio ac coram prefato Archidiacono iudicialiter ac pro tribunali sedenti publice et irreverenter blasphemauit nomen Dei vnde dictus Dominus Archidiaconus pro comissis suis in ea parte penitentiam condignam eidem assignauit peragendam in ecclesia parochiali de Herne die Dominica tunc proxime sequenti more in hac parte et consuetudine etc Et ad certificandum Cant' proximo die iuridico tunc sequenti de penitentia peracta [f. 93r.] SWALCLIFE Rector Magister Thomas Stenes non residet Curatus Dominus Ricardus Davys coniugatus apud Walfersoke in comitatu Suffolk mulier eius est infra parochiam [Pauli Cant' Iconomi Thomas Lunce Johannes Helman Parochiani Robertus Hawes Johannes Yonge Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem t recipientium -----~ [no 1tumber] et familie eiusdem parochie -----[do.] Die et anno . . . . sequitur [rest as before] Firste to provide a aulter of stone at this side Christmas nexte commyng To provide a decent thing to set vpe the Blessed Sacrament with all To provide a lampe at this side Saincte Mighell nexte comyng To provide fronnte clothes for thaulter bothe for the hollie daies and workyndaies To provide a patrone of ther churche To paynte the roode Mary and John To prepare a sepulchre To provide a towell for them that receyve at Easter To provide a register boke for christenynges buryenges and weddynges [f. 93v.] To prepare a yelle clothe for Lente To amende and repaire the channcell and churche in all thinges at thisside Easter To provide a better cover for the fonnte with locke and key for the same

*

*

Ancarus Bright adm. 7 May 1546 (Cranmer, 400b). adm. on his death before 16 June 1564 (Parker, 365a).

George Bassett


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Stephyne Ffowle farmer of the parsonadg hathe in coman dement to begyne to repaire suche nedefull reparacions as arre to be don apon the mansion howse this yere and the nexte yere to repaire the same thoroughly Memorandum that the channcell be repaired at this side the feaste of Alsainctes nexte commynge [f. 941.]

WHITSTABLE

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Legato Curatus Dominus Willelmus Co ope Iconomi

Willelmus Littilwoode Richardus London Parochiani Johannes Smelte senior Thomas Roger Johannes Marshe Johannes Hall Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium -----[no number] et familie eiusdem parochie -----[do.] Die et anno predictis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc vis is que ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout sequitur Firste to prepare a veyle To paynte the roode Mary and John and the patrone of the churche at thisside the feaste of Alhallontide Memorandum that the reparacions of the chaunncell to be don owte of hand To repaire the bodie of the churche at thisside Alhallontide nexte To prepare a paire of sensors at thisside Alhallontide nexte To prepare a clothe to put abowte the pixe [f. 94v.] wher the sacramente is The parishoners require that they maye yelde vpe their offerynges as fower vsualJ dais SEASALTER [f. 95r.] Rectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' Vicarius Dominus Hugo Lamberte*

*

Adm. on deprivation of Thomas Sevier 23 June 1557 (Pole, 72b). Lewis Harvey adm. 22 June 1569 (Parker, 394a).


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Iconomi Parochiani

95

Hamon Piers Johannes Stanforthe J oannes Porte Christoferus* Selherst Richardus Athawe

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam [do.] Die et anno .... prout inferius scribitur [rest as Whitstable] Firste to prouide an aulter of stone To prouide a pixe and a lampenon . To sarve the crismytory withe oyle To provide too fronntes non for thaulter To prouide a crosse of laUen To paynte non the roode non Mary and John non and the patrone non To provide a banner To provide a sepulchre To provide a hand non bell and lanterne non To provide a sensor To provide a booke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges Memorandum that the bellis arre stoolen Memorandum that the parishoners have to provide all thinges on ther parte to be provided and to prepayre ther churche at this side Alhallon next comyng The vicar to repaire the channcell and the vicaredge non houses from tyme to tyme as convenyently he maye Memorandum that the parishoners have in commandemente to erecte too bellisnon in the steple with so convenyente speede as they maye be had for the money [f. 96r.]

COSMI

[sic] et

DAMIANI DE BLEANE

Rectoria impropriata Magistro Willelmo Swerder Vicarius Dominus Georgius Higges ~ residet Iconomi

Thomas Myles Roberte Wekes Parochiani Willelmus Fulsnape Willelmus ¡Churche Willelmus Killigrewe

* Written ' xxoferus.'

~ Adm. Harbledown chantry 30 Sept. 1524, and to Blean 24 Aug. 1526 (Ibidem, 382b, 391b). Resigned before 16 Nov. 1541, when William Okyngfolde suce. (Cranmer, 383b). Readmitted and had died before 17 Jan. 1558, when Thomas Huyeke suee. (Post lVIortem Poli, 14a).


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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam [no numbers] Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc realiter visitauit etc et visis ornamentis et~ iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout sequitur Firste to provide a veyle for the choore in Lente and another for the roode To provide a locke and a key for the fonnte To paynte the roode and Mary and John againste Saincte Mighell Memorandum that Thomas Bolton hathe in comanndemen te to paye yerely to the churche vjs. viijd. vntill . the the [sic] summe of xxvjs iiijd by [sic] owing to the saide churche be fullie paid To repaire the bodie of the churche at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte comyng Memorandum that James Chapman doth with holde from the churche an acre and dimidium of hollie breade lande [f. 96v.]

HARBALDOWNE

Rectoria ex patronatu [blank] Rector Dominus Ricardus Crosse Iconomi Willelmus Goldfynche Georgius German Parochiani Richardus Ffoule John Okingfolde John Parker

*

t

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem recipientium -----S[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam - - -- - [do.] Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit visisque ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit pariter et mandauit prout inferius habetur Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium . et familie infra dictam parochiam

*

Firste to provide a clothe for the roode againste Lente

Collated 16 Nov. 1534 (Cranmer, 353b). on his death 15 Nov. 1557 (Pole, 74b).

Robert Mowbray collated


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97

To provide a locke and key for the fonnte The parson to amende the channcell windoes and the selyng of the rouff of the saide chaunncell over the highe aulter ther at thisside Alhallon To repaire the bodie of the churche at thissid the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte commyng [f. 97v.]

P ATRIKKISBORN

Rectoria impropriata Domino Cheyney militi Vicarius Dominus Jacobus Bromley nuper vicarius de Teryng in Sussex Iconomi Johannes Stookis Johannes Claryngboll' Parochiani Johannes Nethersole Willelmus Denwood Petrus London Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem} recipientium ----[no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam ----[do.] Die et anno . . . . prout sequitur [rest as HarbledownJ Firste to paynte the roode Mary and John and that the patrone of the churche be made like the Ladie of Assumption and paynted at this side the feaste of Alhallon To amende the silke abowte the sacramente and to make pynnes for the crysmytorie To make newe fronnte clothes for the aulter bothe above and benethe withe curteynes to the same of silke for the hollidaies To amende the masse boke or els by a newe The farmer viz Peter London to do all reparacions aswell suche arre nedefull on the channcell of Bridge as Patrickesborn at thisside Saincte Mighell nexte commyng [f. 98r.] To provide a locke and a key for the fonnte and a lanterne to visit the sike The vycar to repaire his vicaredge house within one yere nexte folowing To repaire the churche yarde at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell nexte commyng To repaire the bodie of the churche and the glasse windowes ther in all thinges nedfull at thisside Saincte Mighell nexte comynge To make a newe cover for the fonnte and set vpe a holliewater stocke at the churche doore G


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Memorandum that ther lease made the xxiijthe yere of the reigne of Henry theighte for fourtie and one yere to John BowIe from the Prior and covente of Marten colledg by whiche saide dyuyse the saide prior is chardgid to paye all subsidies all deaues and other money to the Kyng and to the Archbisshope and to the vicar and to repaire aswell the channcells and howses of Patrickesborn as Bridge Memorandum that ther is one pention of vj libri yerely due to the vicar with holden by Syr Thomas Cheyney knighte now proprietary of the said benyfice [f. 98v.]

BEKISBORN

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Marmaducus Smythe Iconomi Alexander Harlakinden generosus Johannes Pirrey Parochiani J oannes Kember Henricus Cryppyn Willelmus Greder

*

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris ibidem) recipientium ----f [no number] et familie infra dictam parochiam ----[do.] Die et anno supradictis .... prout sequitur [rest as Harbledown] Firste to remove the stone that is apon the aulter and to ley it in the place wher it was And that they doo edifie an aulter of stone accordyng to the former comanndemente at thisside the feaste of Saincte Myghell To provide som competente fronnte clothis for the aulter to be vsid the hollidais To provide a corporas clothe To provide a hollie water stocke to be set vpe at the churche do ore [f. 99r.] To provide a newe cover for the fonnte and a locke and a key for the same Memorandum that the reparacions of the channcell to be don at thisside the feaste of Saincte Mighell To provide a hand bell at thisside Easter To prepare a boke of register for christenynges buryenges and weddynges To provide a veile clothe for Lente ~ and a clothe for the roode

*

Thomas Wise collated 2 Dec. 1557, on death of the last incumbent (Pole, 74b). Henry Larke collated 19 Aug. 1563, on resignation of Peerse (Parker, 361b). ~ The Lenten veil parted the chancel from the nave.


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Memorandum that they have had no sermons this twelmonth but exhortacions by the vicar The vicar to repare the channcell from tyme to tyme as nede shall requier Memorandum that the churche wardens have in comanndemente to presente all those that goo not in procession nor will vse ther beades on the Sondais and hollidaies [f. 99v.]

CAPELLA DE VVELL*

Memorandum that the chappell is vtterly decayed and that the tithes belonging to the said chappell arre wurthe yerely - - x libri Memorandum that ther weare too bells whiche arre also taken a waye by whom it is not certenly knowen but it is thought by Master Isaac [f. lOOr.]

VVOODCHURCHE

Rector Dominus VVillelmus Guye~ non residet Rectoria ex patronatu Domini Archiepiscopi Cant' et valet per annum -----xl marc' Curatus Dominus Johannes Girdeler:t Iconomi Johannes May tam Johannes Dowtie Parochiani Henricus Clerk generosus Robertus VVise Johannes Gervise Johannes Morley VVillelmus Peerse Ricardus Mede Numerus parochianorum sacramentum } ccc altaris recipientium Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iniunxit mandauit et processit prout inferius habetur Firste it is commannded that the communion table be removed and the side alter to be made of stone before All Saintes

* In Ickham.

There are still some remains of this chapel. Collated to Biddenden 31 Jan. 1559 (Parlier, 341a). Thomas Pett collated to vVoodchurch 4 May 1564 on death of last incumbent, unnamed (Ibidem, 364b). Guy. in his will, proved 5 May ] 564, describes himself as chaplain to the Marquis of Winchester. :t This curate died in office and left 6s. 8d. to Woodchurch to buy an antiphoner (Notice in Church). ~


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To enlarge the best fronnt for the alter beneth and to prouide curteynes for the same before All Saintes To paynte the non table of the alter and to prouide a fronnt non of silk for the alter above before All Saintes To kepe the crismatorie vnder lc'cknon and keye That the challice and patten to be amended before Michaelmas and that the churchewardens cause the same to be hallowed [f. IOOv.] To prouide convenient towelles for the alter before Michaelmas To prouide a corporas with a case before All Saintes To prouide a paxe of latten with the image of the crucifixe before Michaelmas To prouide vj *twn rochettes desunt to serve the quire before Michaelmas To prouide a vele a clothe for the roode and couerynges for the imagyes before Lente To set vpp a lampe before Michaelmas To repaire the churche in all thinges before All Saintes That the churcheyarde be decentelie enclosed immediatelie and so to be kept To prouide a handebell before All Saintes and a mattocke ~ before Michaelmas Also it is commannded that the churchewardens doe warne the wife of John Wytherlie to appere at Cannterburie the Twisdaie after Michaelmas ~reformata daye, becaus she refused to receve the sacrament before she traiveled mortuus Detections Detectum est quod Willelmus Baker deposuit vxorem suam qui evocatus ad iudicium fatebatur obiecta quem Dominus monuit ad recipiendam vxorem suam et tractandam earn maritali affectione [f. 10Ir.] SHADDOCKESHERSTE Rector Dominus Thomas Oliverยง non residet Rectoria ex patronatu [blank] et valet xij libri Curatus Dominus Jermanus Liffove Iconomus Stephanus Essex Parochiani Edwardus Harris Ricardus Chawlker Willelmus Essex Thomas Salman Crossed out. 'f4 For burials. ~ In another hand.

*

ยง Adm. Kingsnorth 25 May 1552 (Ct'anmer, 421a), and to Shadoxhurst 21 July 1557, on deprivation of Geoffrey Astley (Pole, 73a). William Harewarde adm. to I{ingsnorth 7 Oct. 1574 (Parke", ii, 102b). Oliver is buried in l{ingsnorth church.


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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum}.... xx altaris recipientium ___ 111J et familie infra dictam parochiam - xxiii j Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos ad tunc comparendum monitos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that they make an alter of stone and to make a side alternon with furniture *they sayth there before All Saintes is no rome! To set vpp the sacramente decentlie oute of hande To prouide two fronntes for the alter of seye non above and beneth with curteynes of the same before Allsaintes To prouide a patten of silver for the challice before All Saintes and the curate to seye no Inasse after the same tyme without To prouide a corporas before Allsaintes [f. 10Iv.] To kepe the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide two crewettes before Migaelmes To prouide towelles for the priest handes before Allsaintes To prouide a crossenon of latten before Easter To prouide latten candelstickes before Allsaintes To prouide a sepulcre with a convenient frame for the light before Lente To amende their cope owte of hande To prouide a vestment with an albe for the woorkingedaies To make a decente close cover for the fonnte and a lynnen cover before All Saintes and to kepe the fonnte vnder lock and keye To prouide banners and streamers before Rogacicm weeke To prouide a paier of censures and a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the channceill non and the churche in necessarie reparacions before All Saintes and to repaire the same thoroughlie by Whitsontide To repaire the personage nOn before Allsaintes That the churcheyarde nOn be decentlie inclosed and so kept To make vpp the roode lofte before Christmas To prouide a hollie water stoppe of latten before 'Michaelmas

* In another ha.nd.


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[f. 102r.J To prouide that the olde stock be set vpp before '

Michaelmas To prouide a lantern before Michaelmas To prouide a handebell a shovell a mattock a spade before All Saintes To prouide a bason and an ewer before Allsaintes To prouid a convenient light before the roode To pave the channceill non immediatlie [f. 102v.]

KINGESNOTHE

*

Rector Dominus Thomas Oliver Rectoria ex patronatu Magistri Johannis Baker}x1I'b .. s I miI1't'IS et va et per annum - - - l nIX Iconomi Parochiani

Willelmus Aishehurst~ Robertus Cloke~ Humfridus Clerck generosus Johannes Chawlker[l Thomas Cloke Willelmus Bolden Egidius Bretteยง Thomas Wattes Johannes Cloke Willelmus Wilstone Willelmus Noble Michael Aishehurst

Numerus pan)chianorum sacramentum} . xx altaris recipientium _~---.---.~ V) Die et an no preseriptis Dominus Arehidiaconus ecelesiam parochialem predict am ictmomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc iudieialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that the crisrnatorie be .. kepte vnder lock and keye To prouide a paxenon~ of latten with the image of the crucifixe before Allsaintes To make a close noncover for the fonnte Wi'tIi a locke and a keye and a lynnen cover for the same befo~e All~;ain tes [f. 103r.]

*

To prouide a lampe before the sacrarnente at thisside Allsaintes

Adm. 25 May 1552 (C1ranmer, 421a) . Died before 8 June 1588, when William Horwood succeeded him (Whitgift, 478a). ~ Also in 1552 (A.C., ix, 276) . ~ John ChaJcroft [?] a parishioner in 1552 (Ibidem,). ยง Also in 1552 (Ibidem). ~ Crosse~ out.


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To repaire the channcell in sealinge before Easter To sett vpp a hollie water stopp within the churchedoor . To prouide a lanternnon before Allsaintes To prouide a cover for the deske before Michaelmas To prouide a shovellnon and a spade before Michaelmas Also it is comannded that Michaelnm,* Aisherst cause his children to be confirmed before Michaelmas and to make certificate thereof the Twesdaie after Michaelmas daie at Cannterbury Also it is commannded that Giles Brett doe remove his stoole out of the procession way

[f. I03v.] MERSHAM Rector Dominus Willelmus Marchall, non residet Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi DOmini} Archiepiscopi / xxvij libri Cant' et valet per annum clare ~~-Curatus Dominus Willelmus Colmant: lconoroi

Willelrnus Rooke § Edwardus Pledger Parochiani Michaell Buntinge Laurentius Colman Robertus Graungeden William Knetchebull Willelmus Anselme Robertus Kennett Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} ' .. t' . ccc a It ans reclplen !Urn -~.Die et a.nno prescriptis Dominus Arehidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem preciictam iccmomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et proeessit prout inferius babetur Firste it is commannded that the churchewardens do cbarge the widow€ of Rooke to deliuer agayne the cope non of the church or ells to appeare at Cant the Twisdaie at Michaelmas day at ~ Can

* Cressed out.

'Apparently an errer? A William Marshal died before 13 Dee. 1549, and was succ. by Maurice Gyttyns, M.A. (Cranmer, 410a). John Whiting was collated 30 April 1564 on last incumbent's death (Parker, 364a). :t Also in 1552 (A.C., 282). . § A George Rooke parishioner in 1552 (Ibid~rn). ~ Pen through.


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To prouide a canapie of silke fringed with conveniente staves before Lente [f. 104r.J

To prouide a latten ewer before Michaelmas To kepe the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide a locke and a keye for the fonnt before Michaelmas To repaire the steple non in shingle and tymber before Whitsontide To enclose the churcheyarde non decentlie before Allsaintes and so to kepe the same inclosed Also it is geven in commanndemente to the farmer (who is bounde by his lease to repaire the parsonage) that he repaire the same and especiallie the barne which is in greate decaye thorougehlie in all poinctes within this tyme twelvemoneth and also that he mak certificat everie quarter what reparacions is don apon the same Also it is commannded that Henrie Adams non do marrie with Henrie [sic] Daunster before Christmas or eUes the churchewardens to mak certificat therof Detections Willelmus Pantrie detectus de crimine adulterii cum Elizabeth Howlet dictus Pantrie personaliter comparens fatebatur crimen cui Dominus iniunxit penitentiam canonicam more penitentis in ecclesia parochiali peragendam die Dominica et ad certificandum die Lune proxima apud Aishefe>rd quo die adueniente personaliter comparuit dictus Pantrie et certificauit se peregisse penitentiam juxta monitionem sibi fact am etc et sic dimittitur [f. 104v.J

Also it is commannded that MichaeU Smithe doe carrie fortie lodes of stone to the mendynge of the highe wayes within this twelvemoneth accordinge to the testamente of William Ffagge or eUes the churchewardens to make certificate therof

Detectum est quod Margareta Grigbee non debite frequentat ecclesiam et evocata ad iudicium personaliter comparuit et fideliter pro se et *non reformata familia sua promisit quod debite ad ecclesiam accedet et reverenter se ibidem geret in omnibus etc quod si non perimpleuerit iconomi et parochiani habent ad certificandum etc

* Marginal note in anather band.


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Also it is commannded that the churchenon wardens and parisheners doe make a dewe certificate to what vse the chappell in the churche yard was employed and also to certifie whoa pulled down the same [f. 105r.J BROKE Rector Dominus Robertus Gare* Rectoria ex patronatu ecclesie Christi cant'} .. l'b . valet per annum _ _~ VI] 1 n xs Iconomi Johannes Dunse Petrus Essex Parochiani Willelmus Michell~ Hamond Admond Andreas Marten Johannes Ffynnett Numerus parochianorum sacramentum}l ... altaris recipientium ___ XVll] et familie infra dictam parochiam xxj Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout inferius habetur Firste it is commannded that they prouide two fronntes non for the alter of silke or seye with curteynes nOn to the same and the image of the crucifixe in the same fronntes before Christmas To prouide a cope non for the halliedaies before Easter To prouide an albe for the best vestmente before Christmas To prouide a lampe non before Allsaintes [f. l05v.] To amende the closure of the churcheyard before Michaelmas and to prouide a lantern before All Saintes . To prouide a shovell a spade and a mattocke before Christmas To painte the tabernable [sicJ (that standeth void) with the image of Our Ladie of Pittie before Christmas To repaire the channceill and the churche in glasinge immediatelie and on other thinges before Michaelmas To prouide a locke and a keye for the fonnte before Michaelmas

*

Died before 25 March 1560, when Roger Aphowell succ. him (Parker, 342a, b) . .y. Wa.rden 1552 (A.C., viii, 111) .


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[f. 106r.]

CRONDALL

*

Rector Dominus Johannes Porter vnus ex minoribus canonicis in ecclesia Christi Cant' qui non desseruit cur' sed eandem inofficiatam reliquit Rectoria ex patronatu Thome Kempe militiS~ } .... libri et valet per annum ~_~ XXlll] Iconomi Parochiani

Johannes Weston Ricardus Bollinge Georgius Carter David Yonge Willelmus Thompson Thomas Clerk

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum}l altaris recipientium ___ xx et familie infra dictam parochiam xxiij Die et anno [rest as Brook]

[f. 106v.]

*

Firste it is commannded that they set vpp a. sidell on alter with furniture non before All Saintes To prouide fronntes non for the alter above and beneth for the woorckingedaies non of paynted cloth with the image of the crucifixe in the myddes befOlre All Saintes To prouide a foote non of silver and gilte for the challiee before All Saint<:!S and the priest to saye no masse after the same daie excepte it be provided To kepe the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide a eorporas ease before All Saintes To prouide a canapie of silke or seye fringed with convenient staves before Lente To amende the erosse non clothe immediatelie Memorandum that their patrone is not of a deeente stature but they saye it is the same that they were wonnte to have Also it is commannded that the ehurehe wardens doe enquire of the canapie of lawne for the saeramel1te and to make certificat therof apon Sonndaie next To kepe the fonnte vnder locke and keye and to prouide a cover of lynn en for the same before Miehaelmas To prouide a lampenon before Allsaintes To set vpp the hallie water stoppe within the churche door before Michaelmas

Deprived before 12 Nov. 1560, when Adrian Waterdale succeeded (Parker, 346b). See also H istory oj Maidstone , by]. Russell (1881), p. 102.


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To prouide a ~antern before Michaelmas and a cover deske with a cover before AlIsaintes Also it is ordered that the parisheners goe one half to Wye to churche and the other half to Waltham vntill th~y be prouided of a curate Also it is ordered that the fructes shalbe sequestered excepte the parson prouide a cura t

*

[f. 107r.J

WYE

It is letten for 1 yeres ~ Rectoria olim impropriata monasterio de BatteU-l It' et nunc in manibus Reuerendissimi Domini ~ x 'I Archiepiscopi~ Cant' etl dimissa est ad firmam pro j marc Also there be two barnes besides letten} for . [no sum set] Vicari a ibiaem fuit impropriata collegio ibidem et magister collegii pro tempore existentiae fuit vicarius Memorandum that the vicaradge howse was pulled downe by Master Walker beinge master of the colledge Also the colledge ยง howse is in the proper custodie of Master Damsell who dwellith in A.ldermanburie in London and he . hathe JIXXX libri also so muche of the colledge landes as be worth yerelie Also he hath had the vicaredge tIlies sixe yeres and is bounde by his lease to geve xvij libri yerelie for the findinge of two priestes to serve the cure wherof he doth geve nyne poundes yerelie to one priest whiche serveth the cure there ' To remember to Memorandum that the seide Master Damsell speak with the same is behinde for the other viij poundes thies Master Damsell to three yeres wherof he hath geven to the parish see the writinges towardes the reparation of the church of the. colledge vj lij;)ri xiij s iiij dl Also it is ordered that Sir Thomas Sothebie nowe curate there shall have xij libri yerelie for servinge the cure vntill they have. an other priest . . [f. 10'iv.] Curatus Dominus ' Thomas Sothebie ~ Crossed out. t In margin. :t ' legati.' above the line.

l

*

ยง Wye College was founded as a college for priests by .Cardinal Kempe in 1447. He was born at Olantigh in the same pcuish. For the persiste1'lee . of recusancy in Wye throughout the sbdeenth century see A History oj Wye Chw'ch and Wye CoUege, by C. S. Orwin and S. Williams [no date], pp. 77-89. Sir Thomas Kempe of Olantigh and his third wife; Lady Mordaul1t, were noted papists: Richard Dryland, gentleman, and his wife, William Clifton the 3choolmaster, Ingram Martin, and several others, also refused ' communion and upheld the Catholic religion. ~ Also in 1552 (A.C., xiv, 305). Buried 11 July 1560 (A.C., xxviii, 318).


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Iconomi

Willelmus Glover Willelmus Payne Parochiani Thomas Sarles Gregorius Brett Robertus Alard* Rogerus Kingesland~ Willelmus Prowde, Johannes Adeale Willelmus Sharpe senior Johannes Mylles Thomas Sharpe Ricardus Hawk= Willelmus Nightingaleยง Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~---..,-._ ccccc et familie infra dictam parochiam cxlt' Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout superius specificatur atque inferius habetur Videantur responsiones [?J in j billa exhibita ~ Firste it is commannded that they prouide a cloth for the roode before Lente Memorandum that the payntinge of the rode Marie and John Sainte Gregorie and Sainte Marten is respited by reason of the greate chargies of the churche [f. 108r.J Wye To prouide a locke and a keye for the fonnte before Allsaintes To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the channceill sealinge within this twelvemoneth and to be repaired in glasse and to be made winde tighte and watertighte before Allsaintes That the churche be repaired in glasinge and otherwise so that the pigeons may be kepte out before Allsaintes

* Churchwarden in 1552.

,Parishioners 1552.

11 Presented with his wife at Archbishop Parker's visitation in

1569 for not receiving communion (Orwin and Williams, p. 77). ยง " We present William Nightingale and his wife for persuading certain [sic] to withdraw themselves from the religion now established, saying that ministers, naming them priests, ought to live married to their books, not to their wives" (Parker's visitation, 1581, cited O. (5.. W., p. 81). The italics are ours. ~ In left margin.


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./

To make cleane the imagies that be blotted in the glasse windowes before Michaelmas That the steple be buylded before Michaelmas com twelvemoneth That the churcheyarde be sufficientelie enclosed and so decentlie kept That all the tymber be carried oute of the churcheyarde excepte it be for the reparacions of the churche before Michaelmas To prouide a decente and a conveniente light before the roode before Allsaintes Also it is commannded that from hensforth there be no gammynge vsed in the churcheyard That the churche wardens ~ doe make their inventarie perfect before Michaelmas

*

[f. 108v.]

Detections Detectum est quod Stephanus Giles non frequent at Reformatus ecclesiam diebus dominicis et festivis ac personaliter comparens fatebatur negligentiam suam etc quem judex monuit quod debite accedat ad ecclesiam et quod reverenter ibidem se gerat Also it is commannded that the bochers doe not Reformati kepe open their shoppes apon the Sonndayes and halliedaies in the tyme of the devine service lpersonaliter in iudicio Ricardus Allen Reformati Johannes Egerden f constituti moniti sunt per Dominum Archidiaconum quod post hac I debite accedant ad ecclesiam et quod ibidem reverenter se habeant Nicolaus Arden personaliter in iudicio Reformatus constitutus monitus est quod non confabulet in ecclesia tempore diuinorum sed reverenter se habeat Alicia Bowreman detecta est de crimine incantacionis ac personaliter in iudicio constituta negauit obiecta in presencia Thome Pratte accusantis dictam Bowreman et dicentis quod dicta Alicia vsa est eadem art e viz with red netteles blewe cloth and certen woordes, for he saith that 'his brother beinge greyed in his arme with ache could finde no remedie for the same who was willed to obteyn her good will, etc wherapon he the seide Thomas Pratte with his brother came vnto her husband and spake vnto her and willed her to leave her wiche crafte and inchauntemente vnto whome she saide if ye saye so I will be even with yowe

* Fell down in 1686.

~

The churchwardens' accounts of V-lye are preserverl in the Old Book oj Wye from the end of t he fifteenth century.


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[f. 109y.] Whiche woordes the seide Alice denyed cui Dominus assignauit ad purgandam se septima die Lune a pud Aisheford postea vero dicta Alicia ad tacta sacrosancta Dei evangelia iuramentum prestitit quod numquam eadem arte vsa est vnde iudex ob certas causas iustas et legitimas dictam Aliciam cum monitione de se bene gerenda dimisit Detectum est quod Petrus Honnye debet ecclesie de Wye xxvjs viijd ac evocatus ad iudicium reformatus fatebatur obiecta quem iudex monuit ad soluendam dictam summam modo et forma sequenti viz. that he doe strike all the lightes* of the churche till the seide monney be paide [f. 109v.] BOUGHTON ALUPHE Rectoria impropriata nuper collegio de \Vye et } nunc in manibus Willelmi Damsell militis et valet xxiiij libri per annum clare Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem Willelmi Damsell } . !ibri vs et valet per annum V]

Vicarius Iconomi Parochiani

Dominus Hugo David ~ Thomas Abarrowe Nicolaus Monnd Thomas Austen Gilbert Dodd Willelmus Marchall -

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium --~~ [no number]

[f. II0r.]

* I.c.

Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit atque processit prout inferius habetur Firste it is commannded that they prouide a vele non and coveringes for the imagies before Lente That the channceill be repaired in glasinge before Michaelmas and in sealinge nOn before Christmas That the churche yarde be well inclosed and so kepte To prouide a lantern before Michaelmas To prouide a spade and a shovell before Michaelmas

mould the candles, Adm. 3 July 1545 (Cranmer, 396a). David Cotton succ. him (Pole, 82a). ~

Died before 9 Nov. 1558, when


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III

To amende the *channceill seate in the channceill non before Allsaintes To amende the grate windowe ~in the church ") on the southe side before this tyme twelve moneth Lit is and the residewe of the reparacions of the *"eparacions (thorowly churche to be done before Allsaintes J amended [f. llOv.]

CAPELLA de CHALLOCK ecclesie de Godmersham annexa Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Domino } . Archiepiscopo Cant' / xv libri et valet per annum ~~~~~--. Vicarius Dominus Thomas Thompson [: qui desseruit cur' alternis vicibus quia fructus est tam tenuis quod vicarius curatum invenire non potest lconomi Johannes Owre Henricus Clerck Parochiani Johannes Hawker ยง Ricardus Lecknor Willelmus Gibbes Miles Browne sacramentum} cxx I Numerus parochianorum . ... a1tans reclplentmm et familie infra dictam parochiam -~ I Die et anno .... et process it prout sequitur [rest as Boughton] Firste it is commannded that the parisheners goe to churche parte to Molashe and the residewe to Eastewell vntill they have a priest To prouide that there be a side alter in Our Ladie channceill before Allsaintes Memorandum that there is a howse belonginge to the curat payinge iiijs yerelie to the churche and the parishe findinge the reparacons [f. IIlr.] None of their owne To prouide a challice and a patten of silver but one of Sir Thomas before Christmas Moiles To prouide an alter clothe of lynn en before Allsaintes To prouide a fronnte for the alter beneth for the workyngedaies before All Saintes To kepe the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide a corporas before Allsaintes To prouide curteynes of silke for the alter before

Allsaint~s

* This word crossed out.

~ " non non" crossed out over "in the." Resigned before 23 February 1561, when William Kyns succeeded (Parker, 354a). ยง A silver cross belonging to the chapel in his keeping in 1552 (A.C., viii, 127). ~


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To prouide a paxe of latten with the image of the crucifixe before Michaelmas Also it is ordered that Richard non Lecknor deIiuer to the churche a cope non and a vestmente of blewe velvet before Michaelmas and he to receve of the parishe xxs and the churchewardens to make certificat therof the Twisdaie after MichaeImas day at Cant To amende the blewe vest mente and to prouid an albe with two amissies before Allsaintes To prouide a lampe before Michaelmas To prouide a streamernon before Rogacon week Also it is ordered that the vicar serve two Sonndaies at Godmersham and one Sonndaie at Challock To repaire the channcellnon in all poinctes before All Saintes [f. 111v.] Also it is commannded that the churche be thoroughelie repaired in all thinges before Allsaintes Also it is commannded that Master Mockett doe render a true and perfecte accomptes of his sequestracion the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daye at Cant To prouide a vele and couerynges for the imagies and a cloth for the roode before Lente To amende the couer of the fonnte before Michaelmas and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye [f. 112r.J

ESTEWELL

*

Rector [no name givenJ Rectoria ex patronatu Thome Moile militis}xxt, marc' et valet per annum Iconomi

] oannes Andrewe Thome [sic J Willie Parochiani ] oannes ] urdaie~ Willelmus Clerck ] ohannes Downe Willelmus Sharpe~

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ...... et familie infra dictam parochiam ~-

cx xviij

Die et anno [as Boughton]

* Christopher Mataras rector in 1524 (Warham, 387a). He died b efore 14 Oct. 1557, when Hugh David [see ante, under Boughton Aluph] succeeded (Pole, 74a). David died before 27 May 1559, when Clement Gregorie succeeded (Post M ortem Poli, 16b). ~ Godfrey Jairden ment ioned as late churchwarden in 1552 (A.C., viii, 144) . ~ Churchwarden in 1552 (Ibidem ).


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Firste it is commannded that they set vppnon a side alter with furniture before All Saintes To repaire the sealingencn of the channceill before All Saintes To prouide an alter clothe of lynnen before Michaelmas To prouide two towelles more before Michaelmas To kepe the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide a crosse clothe of silke before Christmas [ยฃ. 112v.] To prouide a vele and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a locke and a keye for the fonnte and a cover of lynnen for the same before Michaelmas To prouide a lampe before Michaelmas and a streamer before Rogacion weeke To repaire the bodie of the churche in all poinctes before Michaelmas and to enclose the churchyardetWn by the same tyme To provide a couer for the deske an ewer non Aa bason, and a shovell before Michaelmas

*

*

[f. II3r.]

KENNYNGTON

Rectoria olim impropriata monasterio Sancti Augustini Cant' et nunc in manibus Reuerendissimi Domini Archiepiscopi Cant' Vicarius Dominus David Cotton:!: olim coniugatus et mulier habitat in diocesi Oxon' I conomi Parochiani

Willelmus Turner Johannes Wattes Willelmus Philpotteยง Ricardus Braye Johannes Duston Willelmus Whit Walterus Hoker Thomas Raynold Johannes Kempe

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ---~~-~-

ixxX

Die at anno [as before]

*'

Firste it is commannded that the channceill non be repaired in glasinge and shingle and the buttres and the walles of the same before All Saintes and the sealinge to be repaired before Easter

DOD' crossed out. i~ Inserted in another hn.nd. Eustace Frencham collated 23 Aug. 1563 (Parker, 361a, 362b). ยง Also in 1552 (A.C., ix. 275).

~

H


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To set vpp a side alternon furnished in Sainte Ratherynes channcell before All Saintes [f. 113v.] To prouide two alter clothes of lynnen before All Saintes Also that the churchewardens exhibite a perfecte bill of all suche ornamentes of the church as were deliuered to the commissioners in Ringe Edwardes reformat' tyme None of their owne To prouide a challice and a patten of silver but one belonginge to immediatelie viz before All Saintes Eastewell To prouide an other crewett non before All Saintes To prouide fronntes for the alter above and beneth for the woorkinge daies of paynted clothe with the image of Christe in the myddes before All Saintes To prouide fronntes for the alter above and beneth for halliedaies of silke or seye with curteynes before Christmas To prouide a crosse of latten non with a crosse clothe of silke or seye and a conveniente staffe before Christmas To prouide a canapie non of silke or seye .fringed with conueniente staves before Christmas To prouide a conveniente cope before Christmas To prouide a velenon and couerynges nOn for the imagies and a clothe non for the roode bet ore Lente To prouide a cover for the fonnte of lynnen before All Saintes fo prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnt immediatelie [f. 114r.] To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the vicaredge nOn in all thinges before mydsommer To prouide a lantern a handbell and a coveringe for the deske before Allsaintes To prouide a bason non and an ewer before Allsaintes To prouide a clothe for the challice before Michaelmas To repaire the bodie of the churche in all poinctes before Allsaintes [f. 114v.] WESTWELL Rectoria impropriata Domino Archiepiscopo Cant' Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem et valet -~xij libri Vicari us Dominus Christoferus Badcock ~ non residet Curatus Dominus Robertus Anthonye olim coniugatus sed iam mulier mortua est

*

* Another hand .

.yc Henry Mainwaring was collated 28 October: 1546 (Cra1emer, 402a). Also vicar 1552 (A.C., xiv, 298). Christopher Badcock resigned before 9 May 1561, when Robert Maksted succ. (Parker, 349a). See also under Doddington, Bapchild, Tonge, and Canterbury, Westgate, which he resigned before 21 Sept. 1560 (Ibidem, 346a).


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Iconomi Parochiani

Ricardus Lydden Ricardus Austen Ricardus Baker Simon Iddenden Johannes Lambert Gregorius Tailor

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium ~-~~~~~-

ccc

Die et anno [as beforeJ Firste it is commannded that they put the olde alter stone apon the alter agayne To prouide an. altar clothe of lynn en before All Saintes To set vppe the sacramente decentlie before Michaelmas To prouide curteynes for the alter of silk Of seye non for the' halliedaies and fronntes for the woorkingedaies of paynted clothe before All Saintes To prouide a corporas case before Allsaintes [f. 115r.] None but a To prouide a hollie waterstoppe of latten before Michaelmas vnder payne of fortie tankerd shillinges To prouide a conueniente sepulcre with a frame for the lighte before Lente To painte the roode Marie and John before Christmas To prouide a vele non a clothenon for the roode and couerynges for the imagies nOn before Lente To prouide ¡one bannernon one streamernon , and to amend the other before Rogacion week To repaire the channcell which is greatelie in decaye before Allsaintes To prouide a mete clercke before Michaelmas To repaire the bodie of the churche in all thinges before Allsaintes To prouide a cover for the deske before Michaelmas To make deane the imagiesnM~ faces that be blotted in the glasse windowes immediately Memorandum that the vicaredge~on howse is greatelie in decay

*

*

The following entry is from the Inventory of 1552 : "Item yt the pyxe was sold to John Taylor for five shelyngs the ounce for to pay J eram Oxunbrege of Canterburye for helygge Marye Hovendens legge sold by John Sharpe and Robert MyUyn the pyxe weing ix onces sold for xlv s. the seconde of August anna 1552" (A.C., xiv, 298). .... ~ 'non' crossed out.


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[f. 115v.J Detections Detectum est quod Alicia Crosbie de Kennyngton non frequentat ecclesiam ac personaliter comparens fatebatur negligentiam suam et humiliter se *reformata submisit vnitati ecclesie et ordinacioni iudicis etc quem iudex monuit ut posthac diligenter accedat ad ecclesiam et reverenter se ibidem gerat Detectum est quod Hugo Ratche de eadem negligenter venit ad ecclesiam qui persona liter comparens negligentiam suam fatebatur et se humiliter ordinacioni iudicis et vnitati ecclesie submisit etc quem iudex monuit ut supra *reformatus Anna Bauberie detecta est de crimine fornicationis . ac personaliter comparens fatebatur obiecta cui Dominus assignauit penitentiam canonicam peragendam more reformat a penitentis etc die Dominica proxima in ecclesia parochiali etc et ad certificandam per iconomos die Martis post festum Michaelis Cant'

*

[f. 116r.J

AISHEFORDE

Rectoria impropriata ecclesie cathedrali Roffensi Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem ecclesie Vicarius Dominus J ohannes Ffuller~ Iconomi Edward White generosus Thomas Basenett Parochiani Willelmus Woodward Johannes Aishurste:I: Richardus Nethersole Henricus Quested Johannes Mylhall Johannes Wattes Joseph Witte Robertus Lympster Robertus Halle Johannes Evet Edmundus Gotelie Willelmus Padnon Thomas N ewstret Hugo Michell Johannes Ffrench Ricardus Cooper ยง Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} VC xlt ' altaris recipientium Die at anna [as beforeJ

* Another hand.

,Thomas Knell minister in 1552 (A.C., viii, 102). Thomas Pett adm. on resignation of John Fuller 24 July 1571 (Parker, 404b). Churchwarden 1552. ยง Sold some of the church goods by authority in 1552.

=


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[f. 11611.J

117

Firste it is commannded that they take vpp the alter stones that lie in the churche and put them in som conuenient place To make vpp two side altersnon with furniture before the feaste of Allsaintes To make deane the windowe ouer the hi.ahe aulter before Allsaintes To prouide an vpper fronnt for the alter of silke with two curteynes nOn for the same before Alisaintes and a paier of curteynes nOn for the woorckingedaies by the same tyme To prouide a faier corporas case with clothes before Allsaintes To prouide a newe crismatorie non of latten or tynne before Allsaintes To prouide a crosse of copper and gilt before Christmas To prouide two newe surplessies for the quire and fower rocchettes before Allsaintes To prouide two hole antiphoners two grailes and two hymnalles before Allsaintes To prouide two albes with fannelles* for the priestes and other thinges thereto perteyninge before Michaelmas To prouide an other vestment with albes and fannelles for the deacon and subdeacon before Allsaintes To paynte the patrone of the churche before Allsaintes [f. 117r.J . To prouide a convenient lighte before the roode accordinge to the quantitie of the churche before .Allsaintes To prouide a newe vele non a clothe for the roo de Marie¡ and J o11n and coveringes for the imagies before Lente To prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnte and to amende the channell of the fonnt before Michaelmas To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the channcell thoroughlie before Allsaintes That the churchwardens and sidemen doe make a cesse conceminnge the furniture of the . churche and the reparacions of the same That the churcheyarde be sufficientlie enclosed before Allsaintes and so to be kept .Also that the vicar geve commanndementnon that no man drive anny cattell thoroughe the churchyard under payne of excommunication

* Maniples.


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To prouide two candelstickes for the herse non and to serve at mariages To prouide a bason and an ewer before Allsaintes To prouide a cover for the deske of lynnen in the quire before Allsaintes To prouide a shovellnon a mattocknon and a spade before Allsaintes [f. 117v.] Detections Detectum est quod Margareta Geoffrie recusauit contemplare sacramentum tempore elevationis que Margareta personaliter comparuit quam iudex absoluit a sentencia excommunicationis prius contra earn lata et promulgata prestito prius per earn juramento ad tacta Dei evangelia ad parendum iuri et mandatis ecclesie ac deinde monuit Dominus dictam Margaretam prout Reformat a sequitur viz that appon Sonndaie nexte in the masse tyme she should sitte"in the myddes of the channcell apon her knees havinge beades in her handes and devoutelie behaving her self and that at the tyroe of the elevacion she shall devoutelie and reverentelie woorshipp the Blessed Sacrament and to make certificat therof the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daie at Cannt also the like commanndement was geven to J ohane Masterson / presented for the like Ricardus Morcote} Anna Sewell detecti quod non receperunt sacramentum etG ac personaliter eomparentes judex monuit ut inferius habetur viz that apon Sonndaie or Sonndaie com seavenight they shall penitentelie confesse them selfes to the vicar and then reverentlie received [sic] the Blessed Sacrament of the Reformati aulter and to make certificat therof the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daie at Cant [f. 118r.]

PLUCKELEY

*

Reetor Dominus Willelmus Barker Rectoria ex . patronatu Domini Archiepiscopi Iconomi Parochiani

*

Ricardus Sotherenden~ Rjcardus Wood Johannes Spice Thomas Pixe

Collated on resignation of Ralph Wright 1 May 1556 (Pole, 67b, 68a). Resigned before 22 Sept. 1558, when Nicholas Morton, S.T.B., succeeded him (ibid., 8Ib). ~ Surenden Dering in Pluckley parish preserves this name.


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119

Johannes Butcher Robertus Bacheler Johannes Marketman Willelmus Poste Willelmus Kingesnoth Numerus parochianorum· sacramentum} alt;uis recipientium ccxx Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit atque processit prout sequitur

[f. 118v.]

Stet

[f. 119r.]

Firste it is commannded that they sett vpp a side alter with furniture non convenient before Allsaintes To make inquisition where the altar stonesnon became and to what vse they were put and to make certificat therof To prouide fronntes for the alter above and beneth 0"£ sillce or seye with curteynes for the halliedaies before Christmas To prouide two towelles non for the priestes han des before llUsaintes To kepe · the crismatorie vnder lock and keye To prouide a boxe or a purse convenient to carrie the sacramente in to the sicke before llUsaintes To prouide a corporas non case with a clothe before llUsaintes To prouide a paxenon of latten mad with the image of the crucifixe before All Saintes Memorandum that Wood. and Sotherenden doe appeare at Crannbrok apon Satterdaie next vnder payne of five poundes becaus they made [sic] the pax To prouide a canapie of silke or seye fringed with conveniente staves before Lente To prouide a crosse of latten with the image of Christe before Christmas and to set the image of the crucifixe vppon the crosse that they have immediatelie To prouide a conveniente frame for the sepulcre lyghte before Lente To prouide a graile nOn and a convenient cope before Allsaintes To prouide an albe non with all other apparrell for the white albe before All Saintes To set vpp the image of Saintnon Nicolas decentelie before Michaelmas


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To prouide a conveniente lighte before the roode To prouide a vele non and couerynges for the imagiesnon before Lent To prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnt To prouide banners llOn and streamers llOll convenient before Rogacion week To prouide a paire of censures before AlJsaintes The parson is That the person prouide a lampe to burne bound so to doe before the sacrament at thisside Allsaintes That the person doe set vpp the seates non on bothe sides of the quire before Allsaintes To repaire the channcellnon ouer the roode lofte before All Saintes That the farmer non make vpp and repaire the parsonage barne before All Saintes To set vpp a hollie water stoppe at the churche before Allsaintes Memorandum that there hath bene but one sermon t~is yeare except suche as the parson made wherin he dothe chafe with his farmer [f. 119v.] Detections Firste it is presented that Bournes wife received at the parsons handes after Easter before masse and mattens and so departed from the church Wherapon the parson is commannded to appeare *reformata at Cannterburie the ;fwisdaie after Michaelmas day to here further order therin It is also presented that the parson cannot be founde manny tymes for christeninges and burialles by meanes wherof sometymes children have reformat us remayned vnchristened by the space of iiijor daies Also it is commannded that the bosholder doe apprehend the wife of John Hart and others whoise names are conteyned in a bill and beinge *reformati suspected of heresie and also to bringe them to Crambrok apon Satterdaie next Also it is commannded that thies persones folowing beinge suspected of heresie be secretelie apprehended and brought to the Kings and Queens co missioners Henrie Harte iam mortuus [same hand] Johannes Anowre ~abiit Nicholas Hugge ~abiit and one Hatche ~abiit

*

* In the margin and in another hand.

~ The frequency with which this insertion appears after suspected heretics suggests there was no great anxiety to arrest them on the part of the authodties.


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[f.

120r~]

121

PEVINGTON*

Rectoria diu vacauit~ Memorandum that there be but two householdes in the parishe with the parsonage house wherof one is adiacente to Pluckeleye and the other to Litle Charte and the parson of Pluekeley hathe of the tithes for servinge xl s yerelie Memorandum that Master Brente and Master Deringe had all the ornamentes and belles Memorandum that the parsonage is worth} ... lib . VllJ n yerelie [f. 12Ov.]

BEATRISDEN

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Arehiepiseopo Cant' Vicaria ex patronatu eiusdem Reuerendissimi Domini} ... l'b . Archiepiscopi et valet per annum cum onere _~ XVll] 1 n Vicaria vacauit per quatuor annos ~ Curatus Dominus Johannes Julianยง oHm coniugatus et mulier habitat Cant' Iconomi Edwardus Milkested Laurentius Twesnoth Parochiani Stephanus Glover Gregorius Taylor Thomas Brissenden Willelmus Turnor Willelmus Glover Robertus Wetherenden Thomas Gibbons Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} ' reClplen .. t'mm cccc aIt ans et familie infra dictam parochiam - - ex Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visit au it etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit atque proeessit prout inferius habetur Firste it is eommannded that they sett vpp a side alter llOn .,-r 'with furniture before Allsainte::;

*

United to Pluckley 28 Jan. 1584, Thomas Brente, armiger, being then patron of the church of Pevington. The church was so ruinous that for 40 years 110 service had been held there; nor was there any rectory house (WhitgiJt, 459a, b). ~ Richarq. yvitson adm. 17 Feb. 1530 (Warham, 404b) . :I: John AtkulSOI! vicar 1552 (A.C., viii, 106). ยง Adm. to Lydden 13 Jan. 1548 (Cranmer, 398b). Died before 13 July 1560, when Jolm Robson succeeded him at Bethersden (Parker, 344a). ,-r' non' crossed out.


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*

To prouide t'Wo a fronntes non for the alter benethe of silke for the halliedaies before All Saintes with curteynes to the same To prouide covers for the crismatorie immediatelie and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye [f. 121r.] To prouide a challice and a patten of silver before Allsaintes and the curate not to mynister withoute after the same tyme To prouide a clothe to wrappe the challice in and two towelles for the priestes handes immediatly To prouide a convenient boxe noD or a purse to carrie the sacramente in to the sick To prouide a corporas llOll case and a clothe before Allsaintes To prouide a canapie noll of silk fringed with convenient staves before Lente To prouide a crosse of laUen or copper with the image of the crucifixe before Christmas To prouide a newe masse non book before All Saintes To prouide an albe with thapparrell and to paynt the roode Marye and John with the patrone of the churche decentelie before All Saintes To prouide a vele non and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnte before Allsaintes Also it is commannded that the churche wardens bringe ther crosse their pale ~ and their surples to Crambrok appon Satterdaie next To prouide a bannernon and a streamer before Rogacion week To set vpp the seates non in the lefte sid of the quire as they were in tymes paste at thissid AIlsaintes [f. 121v.] To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes arid a convenient light before the roode Memorandum . that the wall of the channceill non is lik to fall downe oneles the buttres therof be amended To set vpp the vestrie with the assent to the alter as it was before Christmas and William Austen non to restore the stufie therof the parishners payinge him his monney agayne Memorandum that Sir John Atkinson late vicar pulled downe the kitchen of the vicaredge who dwellith nowe in Suffolk with his woman To enclose the churcheyarde before Michaelma~

* Pen through and ' a ' inserted above. ~

A slip for 'paxe'?


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123

*

Also it is commannded that Swanne be attached He was attached and broughte to the next commissioner quia recusat venire ad ecclesiam et recipere sacramentum etc Also it is comannded that Waterman non doe mak a perfect accompt of his sequestracion to the parishners before Michaelmas Also it is commannded that John Wetherden doe appeare at Cannterburie the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daye to shewe a cause whye he shall not be compelled to restore a challice to the church which is gon by his negligenc reformatus ~Queratur Katherina Ffissher est vehementer suspecta de crimine incantacionis etc vbi moratur~ Memorandum that there was a suppl~cation made to my Lorde Cardinalles Grace sithens Easter that t~le curate may be vicar

*

[f. 122r.]

FFRITTJ::NDEN

Rector Dominus Johannes Tailor:I: Rectoria ex patronatu J ohannis Baker militis Iconomi Parochiani

Robertus Cushman Willelmus Barnes Johannes Pett Walterus Jennynges Thomas Bailie \Villelmus Brissenden Alexander Dowlie Willelmus Burtley

Numerus paroehianorum sacramentum} ccxIt' ' ... aItans reClplentlUm Die et anno .... prout sequitur [rest as Bethersden] Firste it is eommannded that they sett vpp a sid alter 'Nith furniture before Allsaintes To prouide an alter clothe non of lynnen with a herce non clothe before Allsaintes To sett vpp the sacramente non decentlie before Michaelmas To prouide fronntes for the alter above and beneth viz one of silk above with curteynes for the halliedaies and a fronnte for above and beneth for the woorckingdayes To prouide a clothe to wrappe the challice in before Michaelmas [f. 122v.] To prouide two towelles for the priestes handes before Michaelmas

* In margin in later hand.

:Âť Adm. 5 Aug. 1549 (Cranmer, 406b).

(Parker, 396b).

~ In margin. Francis Rawson adm. 31 Oct. 1569


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To prouide two towelles for them that receve at Easter before Michaelmas To prouide a decente boxenon or a purse to carrie the sacramente in to the sick before Michaelmas To prouide a canapie of silk fringed with convenient staves before Lente To prouide a p axe of latten with the image of the crucifixe before All Saintes To prouide a crosse clothe of silk before All Saintes and another crosse before Lente To prouide a sepulcre non with a conveniente frame for the lighte before Lente To prouide a hollie waternon stopp at the churche door and a hole portisse before All Saintes To prouide a newe albe with an amys for the best vestment and a newe vestmente with albe and fumi ture for the woorckingedaies before All Saintes To paynte the roode Marie non and John with the patrone of the churche decentelie before Christmas To prouide a conveniente non lighte before the roode at this side Allsaintes To prouide a vele non and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a paier of censures and a lampe non before All Saintes [f. 123r.] To prouide two banners before Rogacion weeke To repaire the churche non in stone and leade which is greatelie in decaye concerninge the necessarie reparacions therof before Allsaintes and the rest to be thoroughelie repaired by Michaelmas come tweluemoneth The churcheyarde to be repaired and inclosed immediatelie To prouide a cover for the deske a bason non and an ewer a shovell a mattock a spade before Allsaintes

*

[f. 123v.] SMARDEN Rector Dominus Georgius Heydon ~ eapellanus Johannis Baker:11 militis l"b . Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini} Archiepiscopi I Cantuar' et valet per annum _ xxx 1 n Curatus Dominus Johannes Carliar Iconomi Jacobus Swifte Johannes Pell

* Over "stone and leade"

are two illegible words, " .. s .d .. s." , Robert Halsall adm. on death of George Heydon 10 May 1558 (Pole, 77b). Gregory Doddes, S.T.B., resigned before 16 May 1566 (Parker, 377a). ~ On Sir John Baker sec A.C., xxxviii, 5- 27.


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Parochiani

Thomas Norton* Johannes Wolton, Johannes Sharpe Jacobus Lake~ Johannes Pellยง Rogerus George Johannes Saunder Johannes Hannnden~ Ricardus Pickard Robertus Pell Numerus parochianorum sacramentum}.... c altaris recipientium _~_~~ 111] Die et anna prescliptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos ad tunc comparendum monitos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that the alter stone** be taken vpp that lieth in the highe waye and to be brought agayne to the churche till furtherr order be taken therin To prouide curteynes non of silk before Allsaintes [f. 124r.] marden That the image of the crucifix be sett appon the wodden crosse To prouide covers for the crismatorie and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye To prouide a conueniente boxe or a purse to carrie the sacramente in to the sick before All Saintes To prouide a corporas clothe a graile and an antiphonernon before Allsaintes To prouide a vestemente with an albe for the halliedaies before Allsaintes To prouide a conueniente lighte before the roode" at thisside Allsaintes

*"

Received of Thomas Norton for part of the rood loft xx s" [l560J (Churchwardens' Accounts of Smarden in A.C., xiv, 22-6) . ~ " Received of John Woulton for a stone xij d" [1550J (Ibid.). ~ Churchwarden 1552 (A. C., xi, 411). ยง " Received of James Lake and John Pell -for xix ells of whyte clothe of ye roode lofte viijs viijd" [1546J (Churchwardens' Accounts). ~ "Paid to John Harneden for taking doune of the altar stone, and making up of the church wall iij s" [1550J (Ibid.).

**

The remains of an altar stone may still be seen beneath the reredos on the south side of the chancel arch (A.C., xiv, 25). ~ ~" Paid to Pelland ffor iron to fasten the crosse in the roode lofte iiijd." " Paid to the carvar of Asshefforthe for the rood Mary and John and for caringe of them home xxvijs viijd" [1555] (Churchwardens' Accounts).


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To prouide a vele and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To make a lock and a keye for the fonnt before Michaelmas To repaire the channceill and the churche in glasinge and other reparacions before All Saintes To prouide a conuenient cover for the deske To prouide a bason and an ewer before Alisaintes Rogerus Mathewe est ibidem ludimagister* qui est admissus etc Memorandum that they have had but one sermon this yeare [f. 124v.] Detections Detectum est quod Ricardus Busse non recepit sacramentum in festo Pascatis ultimo qui iam ~incarceratus recessit a parochia et habitat apud Biddenden Also it is commannded that the churche wardens doe diligentlie enquire and mak certificat whether James Lakes wife come dewelie ~reformata to the churche or no [f. 125r.]

HEDCRON [sic] Rectoria impropriata collegio Sancti Johannis Cantabrig' Vicaria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini} J' l'b ' Archiepiscopi Cantuar' / et valet per annum xv 1 n Vicarius Dominus David Mathos = nuper c~miugatus

Iconomi

Christoferus Kelsham Dominic Ffullagat Parochiani Ricardus Stinte Thomas Tailor Johannes Homersham Johannes Chapman Ricardus Hadd Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} ' reClplen " t'mm cccc a It ans et familie infra dictam parochiam -~ cx Die et anno ... , et processit prout sequitur [rest as Smarden] Firste it is commannded that they make vpp their highe aulter of stone non and to make a side alter with furniture before All Saintes To prouide a better fronnte for the alter beneth of silk before Allsaintes

,

* Schoolmaster,

~ In margin and another hand. Buckehurst adm. S Sept. 1558 on deprivation of David Mathos (Pole, Sla). Buckhurst died before 5 Sept. 1560, when he was succeeded by Roger lVIathewe (Parker, 345b).

= Richard


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(f. 125v.]

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To painte the roode non Marie and John with the imagies of Peter and Paule decentelie before Christmas To prouide a challice non of silver with a paten before Christmas To prouide a canapie of silk fringed with conuenient staves before Lentc To prouide couers for the crismatorie and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye To prouide a conveniente boxenon or a purse to carrie the sacramente in to the sick a corporas Ilon case with a clothe a newe vestmente non with all thinges therto belonginge and also a conveniente lightenon before the roode at thisside Allsaintes To prouid'e" a velenon and couerynges non for the imagies before Len te To .prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnt before Michaelmas To prouide banners non and streamersnon against Rogation we eke To repaire the channcellnon and the churche and to enclose the churchyard before Allsaintes To prouide a hollie waternon stopp at the churchedoor before Allsaintes To prouide a lantern a covernon for the desk a basonnon and an ewer before Allsaintes To put oute the scripture written in the windowe immediatelie [f. 126r.] Detections Firste it is comannded that the bosholder doe apprehende and attache thies persones folowing beinge suspected of heresie and to bringe theim to Crambrok apon Satterdaie next Agnes Fiscock John Tonge Thomas Tonge *abiit *reformatus *reformatus Detectum est quod Christoferus Adams recusauit venire ad ecclesiam iam recessit a parochia et habitat apud East Sutton . *abiit A licia Tanner detecta de crimine fornicationis ac personaliter comparens fatebatur crimen et dixit peperisse *abiit prolem per Johannem Kennett qui Kennett effugit etc deinde Dominus iniunxit mulieri penitentiam canonicam peragendam more penitentis in ecclesia parochiali de Boughton Malherbe die Dominica proxima et ad certificandam die Martis proxima post festum Michaelis Cant' per manum vicarii Also it is commannded that the parsonageUoU be repaired in necessarie reparacions before Allsaintes and the residewe before mydsomer

* Inserted in later hand.


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[f. 126v.J

BIDDENDEN

*

Rector Magister [blank J Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini Archiepiscopi Cant' Iconomi Thomas Abarrowe Ricardus Snothe Parochiani Johannes Goldewell generosus Johannes Flete Willelmus Mylles Johannes Mylles Willelmus Boddynden Stephan us Bateman Johannes MoIse Johannes Ledes Ricardus Symme Willelmus Roper Georgius Ramisden Walterus Downe Thomas Castell Simon Daye Ricardus Holland Johannes Iddenden Robertus Preston Edwardus Collens Johannes Poste Thomas Essex Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium _~___ et familie infra dictam parochiam

vjc vii j xx

[f. 127r.J

Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos et parochianos etc visitauit etc ac iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur

*

Firste it is comannded that they take vppe the alter stone non lyinge in the side ile before Michaelmas To prouide a fronnte ouer the alter of silke with curteynes before Michaelmas To prouide a cOl-poras clothe and a paxe of latten with the image of Christe before Allsaintes To prouide a faier large paier of candelstickes before Christmas

Thomas Bicklye collated 9 May 1564 on death of las t incu m bent, unnamed (Parker, 3Mb).


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To prouide an antiphonernon a graile a vestment with an albe and other thinges therto belonging before Allsaintes To painte the roode Marie and John with the patrone of the church and to prouide a conveniente lighte before the roode at this side Allsaintes To prouide a vele and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a lock 'and a keye for the fonnt before Allsaintes To repaire the parsonage in necessarie reparacions before All Saintes and the residewe to be thoroughelie repaired before Michaelmas com twelvemoneth [ยฃ. 127v.] To repaire the churche in glasinge and other reparacions before Allsaintes To prouide an other crosse before Lent To prouide a cover for the deske before Allsaintes Detections Quia recusat recipere sacramentum Firste it is comannded that Richard [sic] be apprehended and brought to C~ambrok apon "incarceratus ~ Satterdaie next Recesserunt a patria Johannes Halfnoth mortuus ~ lpresented because The wife of Highe = Wood J they refuse to com to the Church / it is comannded that they shalbe apprehended when they com Rogerus Garrat Iudi magister nuper famulus Magistri Ringe familie Dominorum Regis et Regine monitus est ad comparendum die Sabbati apud Crambrok ad audiendam voluntatem judicis

*

*

[f. 128r.J

ROLUENDEN

Rectoria propriata ecc1esiae Roffensi Vicarius Dominus vVillelmus Orphewe ยง . lconomi Thomas Panes Richarde Penfolde Richardus Ffogge anno preterito Gervin us Wettes Parochiani Richardus Whitewoode Stephanus Gibbon Thomas Bennett

* In left margin.

=

~ Insert.ed in a later hand. For Hugh? ยง The previous vicar, John Ffrankyshe, adm. 18 June 1532 (Warham. 415b, 416a), was burned under Queen Mary.


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Richardus Ffrencham Johannes Hubbarde Georgius Mappinden Georgius Daye Richardus Mapisden Johannes Preston Johannes Hodge Robertus Lewcas Willelmus Wattes Edwardus More Thomas Blacke Johannes Kencham Johannes Gybban Johannes Padyam Gervice Baker Willelmus Warde Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} . recipientium ------.~ [no number] et familie infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem [do.] Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus dictam ecclesiam parochialem iconomos ac parocbianos etc visitauit etc et visis eisdem iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur *Master Lawles mortuus Ffirste yt is commanndid to enquire who pulled vpp the grauestone and laide the same vppon the altare and to make certyfycate of the same [f. 128v.] To take downe non the same stone agayne from the altare and to laye yt vppon the graue agayne To enquire of the highe aultare non stone and that the vycare pulled downe and to make certyficate of the same To make a syd aultare non with f6urniture before All Sainctes To painte the tabernacle of the altare with the image of the crucyfixe and to prouyde a frunt for the aultare beneth before All Sainctes To prouyde a corporas clothe before All Sairictes and to prouyde iiijor surplessies, iiijor rochetes for the quire bye this tyme with an antyphoner To paynte the patrone and to set yt vpp bye All Sainctes To make a verie fayre non roodelofte and to paint the roode Marye and John and to provide COnuenyent lighte for the same before AU Sainctes come tweluemonthe To prouyde a vele non and ij bannersnon bye Rogation weke

* In right margin in another hand.


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To prouyde a lampe non and to repaire the sealinge nOn over the aultare before All Sainctes and to kepe the fo~nte vnder locke and key To ,certyfie what necessarie reparations are to be don in the channcell and to serch also ye rafters To provyde one paire of candlestickes one paire of censors a shipp* one crosse of siluernon and gilte a ,c rysmatorie of siluernon ij challicies non of siluer a paxe non of siluer and gilte, and ij cruettes of siluer, non solde bve the churchwardens and parishioners ~ [f. 129r.] To make 'a perfect accompte of the same bye whom yt was soldeJ~ and to whome, and bye whome howe manye ouncyes yt was, and to what vse yt was ยงexhibit' eadem dieยง put, and to exhibite the same accomptes the Twesday after Mychaelmas day Memorandum that Frencham boughtenQ1~~ the organns of the commysioners as he saithe reformatus ~ To repaire the vycaradge house in necessarye reparacions before All Sainctes

=

**Theare is a myll house / belonginge to the vica- / rage, which is decayed and / his vicarage so smale / that he can not repaire / yt, and that he can get / no recompence of his / predicessor in whose tyme / yt decaied ~~Item

wher Clement Vucley as executor and one of the feoffes of the last will and testament of William Fowle deceassed hath in his hands the sum of six poundes, commyng of the sale of certyn landes willed to be sold in the will and testament of the sayd William Fowle It is ordered by the consent of the churchwardens and parishners that the same shalbe employed to thuse and reparacions of the churche etc etc [f. 129v.] To prouyde a cover for the deske, a handebell, a ba son and an ewer before All Sainctes Memorandum that Frenchama is comanndid to appeare and to shew a cause whie he shall not be compellid

==

* An incense boat.

~

Note that hereabouts punctuation is used. ยง In another hand. ,-r Inserted in another hand and then crossed out. This entry is in 'the left margin. ~ ~ This entry is in another ink and seems to be in another hand from any of the ,a bove. โ€ข ':I: An 'a' superscript. Probably the sC,r ibe had not. noticed that it was unnecessary.

=Pen through 'whome.'

**

=


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to restore the organies againe and that he sell not awaye the organns which nowe he hathe home in his house *Memorandum he hath restored them againe* Memorandum that John Padian hathe taken vppon hym to make a convenyent sepulchre with a frame for the lighte before Easter accordinge to John Austyns will Memorandum that Clement V uc1ye hathe of the goodes of William Ffowle deceasyd vjs of money, willed to be bestowed vppon the amendinge of highe wayes and the saide Vuc1ie is contented to bestow yt in the churche so that he may be dischargid and to paye yt within this ij yeares Memorandum that William Pyne ys comannded to be present at all the deuyne service vppon the holly daies betwene this and Mychaelmas, and that he conforme hymselfe to all thordres of the churche and the churchwardens to make certyfycate thearof, the Twisday after Mychaelmas day and to appeare at Crambrocke on the Saterday next Memorandum that Edwarde Kyrsforde of Howe in Sussex boughte the Paraphrase ~ Memorandum that William Warde boughte the Byble and and [sic] saythe he soulde yt to one Tydliey [f. 130r.]

Detections

[The remainder of this folio is blank.] NEWINDON [f. 130v.] Rectoria; vacat ~ per annum [no sum set] Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Episcopi Cantor' Iconomi Thomas Sande Johannes Hilles Parochianus Johannes Hope Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium [no number] Die et anno [as Rolvenden] Ffirste yt is comanndid to enquire of the altare stones and to certifie of them the Twesday after Mychaelmas ยงreformatum

* In left margin. ~

I.e. of the New Testament by Erasmus. Robert Walmersley adm. 19 Oct. 1546 (Cranmer, 402a). Sequestration of the income of the benefice ordered 22 Mar. 1559, " eo quod dicta ecc1esia de rectore vacua et destituta sit, et cura animarum ibidem penitus inofficiata existit" (Parker, 220a) . Peter Hall collated 27 Apr. 1562, on resignation. of Robert Walmersley (Ibid., 354b). ยง Another hand. ~


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To set vpp a syd aultare with fournyture before All Sainctes, and to prouyde a nether fronnte of sey for the aultare, and an vpper fronnte of seynOU with courteynes to paynte the tabernacle of the churche bye Christmas To prouyde a pursenon or a boxe to carrye the sacrament in and to prouyde a holie waterstopp before Christmas and a vele non bye L~nt Memorandum the channcellnon lI iS in decay the churche non and tbe steple is greatlye decaid the are is no parsonage house but a barne [f. 13lr.] Memorandum they be bareley fournyshid wit.h all ornamentes they haue but one cope, one vestment with an aube Peter of Appledoore made the roode Marye and John and the patrone of the churche hauinge for his labor ----xxxiijs iiijd Memorandum the paroshioners do goe to Rolvenden to divine service vntill they be prouyded of a preste and the churchwardens to forsee yt Memorandum the person Barker in whose tyme the parsonadge was burnte gaue xx libri to the buyldinge of yt whiche came to the han des of one Dartner a preste dwellinge in Seuenocke [f. 131v.]

TENTERDEN

Rectoria pr<:lpriata ecclesie Christi Cant0r' vicarius Dominus Johannes Spendlove* Iconomi Parochiani

*

George :Mapisden Robert Marden Johannes Gervis ~ Johannes Waites Willelmus Besfelde Walterus Bugge Christopherus Baker Thomas Lambyn Stephan~s Ffoorde Thomas Holieste Richardus Asshenden Edwardus Philippes Thomas Austyn Edwardus Hales Johannes Whitfield ~ Petrus Shorte Willelmus Gervice

Adm. 26 Aug. 1556 on resignation of William Darrell (Pole, 69b). John Benda11 adm. 7 Feb. 1560 (Parker, 347b). ,See Visitation of 1558.


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134

Thomas Brickenden Johannes Brickenden Johannes CrotaIl Willelmus Hoggies Robertus Foche Stephanus Couper Est capella de Smalleth eidem annexa vicarie, Dominus J a cobus Glathos Gallus curatus ibidem etc. ad comparendum die Martis post festum Michaelis Numerus parochianorum sacramentum reciPien} vijC " tium et ffamiliae infra dictam ecc1esiam parochialem cc [f. 132r.] Die "e t anno [as before] Ffirste yt is comanndid to prouyde a fronnte with courteynes of silke for the holydaies before All Sainctes To prouyde a paxe of siluernon m:. latten with the image of the crucyfixe before All Sainctes To prouyde a canapie non with convenyent fringies and staues bye Lent and to prouyde an other crosse before the same tyme with a convenyent sepulchre and a frame for the candles to stand on To prouyde ij antyphoners Memorandum that one John Bailie now of Rye and George Castlyne pulled downe the forefronnte of the roode lofte and to prouyde that the same be buylded non vpp agayne before Easter To prouyde a conuenyent lighte before the roode lofte and a vele " To prouyde ij paire of nibll* candlesticks ij paire of censors iiijor challicies of siluer a paxe of siluer and gilte ij siluer crotchettes iiij siluer bettes,~ beinge solde bye the parishioners aboute ix or x yeares agon and a shipp of siluer "" ", To prouyde one paire of siluer candlestickes one paire of censors of siluer before Easter, and a boxe of silver to carrye the sacrament in, to the sycke in visitacion, and order is taken to deliberate vpon this [f. 132v.]

"

Memorandum Master Dorrell being vicare solde a house away fuom the vycaradge of xl foote longe, the whiche Steven Cooper boughte and he tooke away from the churche the beste surplesse To prouyde a couer non for the deske and a handbell with a herste:I: and conuenyent lighte before All Saintes

* Another hand. ~

Undoubtedly so written, but probably meant to be 'belles.' wagon-headed frame set over tombs, carrying tapers.

:Âť A


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135

To prouyde a clarcke to play on the organies with a corporas clouthe before All Sainctes Memorandum to enquire of the state of the schoole and to make certyficate whether they come to the churche and behaue them selues well and decentlie the are or no, videlicet Hammes abJ1t* wife, and Benettes wifemortua* [f. 1331.] HALDEN Rector Dominus Petrus Halll1f' Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Episcopi Cantor' Iconomi Johannes Agers Richardus Hope Parochiani Robertus Nethersole Henricus Scotte Willimus Baker Stephanus Harlackenden Stephanus Scott Johannes Baker Thomas Virgen Riehardus Bennett Henrieus Bennett Edwardus Norton

N u:n~ruts. pttrochianorum sacramentum altaris} cclx reclplen mrn et familire infra diet am ecclesiam parochialem - - iijXX Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus dictam ecclesiam parochialem etc visitauit etc visisque eisdem iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur . Ffirste yt is comanndid to prouyde a canapie for the sacrament and an other fronnte for the altare of sylke before All Sainctes with a corporas clout he To prouyde a canapienon of silke with eonuenyent staues and fringies bye Lent [f. 133v.] To prouyde a paire of latten candlestickes, ij surplessies, ij rotchiettes, an other vestment non for the woorkingdaies with an aube and to sett on the hedd of the image of Christe in the patrone and to painte the roode Marye and John, and to prouyde a convenyent lighte before the roode before All Sainctes To prouyde a vele non with a couer before Lent

* Another hand.

~ Thomas Grave collated 29 Nov. 1552 (Cranmet', 42Ia). Died before 25 Jan. 1586, when John Holland, B.A., succeeded him (WhitgiJt, 470a). Deprived of vicarage of Northgate, Canterbury, before 29 Apr. 1557 (Pole, 716).


l36

ARCHDEACON HARPSFIELD'S VISITATION RETURNS To prouyde a locke and a keynon for the fonnte before All Sainctes To prouyde banners and streamers againste Rogation weeke To prouyde a lampe, and to repaire the churche and the channcell bye All Sainctes To enclose the churchyearde immediatlye and to certifie thearof the Twesday after My chaelmas and in whose defaute yt is To prouyde a couer for the deske,non with a bason non and an ewer non before All Sainctes °

SAYNTE LAURENCE *: other wise called Ringes Hospitall foundid bye Ringe John, for blinde and lame Memorandum to enquire of J asopp the butcher whether he can tell anye tydinges of anye evydences of this house and to aske Master Rand the state of this house Memorandum they beinge examenyd, did say that Master Christopher Hales had a lease of theire lande and synce his deathe from one to an other till yt came to one Typsall of London, who did make all the spoile of the house. and they say theare shoulde be vij systers and a prioresse, and a preste founde oute of the chardgies~ profectes of their landes, The valew of theire Ian des they esteime at xx libri

[f. 134r.J

NOMINA Sororum Johanna Ffranncys priorissa Elizabethe Elwer Ffiorence Younge non dum o

soror

Memorandum to speake to Master Troyne for the bookes of Saint Laurence and to Cha~ Jhonson of Whitstable THE HOSPITALE [f. 134v.] OF JACOB wheare theare was vj systers and a priorisse Memorandum that Younge the farmer saithe that Freeman and one Dartnall, caused the systers to surrend the house to the Ringe, and from the Ringe this same came to the saide Dart nail, bye the Ringes letteres pattens, and seyth that theare landes weare woorthe a hundreth markes by the yeare / and saith yt yt is in divers mens handes, whearof Sir °

* See p. 11.

These hospitals belonged to Canterbury, not Tenterden. ~ Pen through.


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137

Edwarde Walton hath broughte* a greate parte of the landes which lyeth aooute hym, and he hym s~lf hathe the masion [sic] house and a part of the lande, and saithe that the systers haue xlvj s viij bye the yeare pension, and the are is but one alyve that he knowith Memorandum Fremans wydowe hathe the writinge [f. 135r.] MAINARDES spittle thear be vij poore pe?ple Memorandum the Maior of the cytie hathe the puttinge in of them, they haue no landes Memorandum to speake to the parson of Sainct Myldreds to say masse here gratis some daies in the weeke sed presertim in die Clementis HOSPITALIS de Eastbridge MQ.gister Willelmus Swerder, magister hospitalis Memorandum they are bounde to receive wayfaringe and hurt men and to haue viij beddes for men and iiijor for women to remayne for a nighte and more yf they be not able to departe, .and the master of the hospitall is charged with the buryall, and they haue xx lodes of woodes yearlye allowyd and xxvj s a yeare for drincke Mem~andum theare was x libri land bye the yeare with a mansion which the pr~?te alwaies had to serue the chappell taken away bye the Kinge and that it is the hedd churche to Cosmus Bleane but they haue no ornamentes but organies [f. 135v.]

HOSPITALIS Sancti J ohannis Curatus nullus. They say that ~heire prest was wonte to be founde of theire owne chargis eche one parte lyke _ Memorandum they are xxxth brethren, and as manye sisters, and all the ire ornamentes are taken awaye bye Master Mayor Memorandum to speake to Master Frenehe that they may haue the churche goodes againe according to the Quenes comanndement, . Memorandum deliveryd againe one challice with a patten of siluer iiijor tableclothes iiij surplicies one cosshin ij . towelles iij belles in the stepl~, one lytle pillowe [?] of painted clothe Memorandum to see theire charter. They say they are of no parishe but a parishe of them selfes

* Pen through 'r.'


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Memorandum to · take order for a preeste and that when the prest of Harrington hathe taken ordre to serue then to speake to mye Lorde Suffrygayne . Memorandum to tell Ryder and Allyn of Hern ad dicendam causam quare punnre non deberent pro eo quod ministrent bona cuiusdam Roberti Stapen sine auctoritate ad punnconi ~ [?] prioris et fratrum et so rorum hospitalis predict'

*

[f. 136r.]

Willesborough DETECTIONS

Detectum est quod Willelmus Hall = non debite frequentat ecc1esiam etc et evocatus ad iudicium personaliter comparuit et fatebatur negligenciam suam humiliter se ordinacioni iudicis submittens cui Dominus iniunxit ut posthac rever enter se habeat in obediendo ordinacioni ecc1esie etc . Ricardus Mone }detecti ut supra ac Thomas Sprotte ad iudicium evocati personaliter comparuerunt et fatebantur negligentiam suam humiliter sese submittentes ut supra quibus Dominus iniunxit ut supra

[f. 136v.}

5EVINGTON

Rector Dominus Clemens Gregorie § Rectoria ex patronatu [blank] et valet x libri Curatus .Dominus Matheus Rilde lconomus Ricardus Kennett Parochiani Henricus Norrington . Thomas Vale Edmond Wade Radulphus Goodale Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} Ii altaris recipientium · -----.-. Die et anna prescriptis Dominus ,Archidiac0l!us ecclesiam parochialem predictam . iconomos . ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauif et visis ornament is etc mandauit iniunxit et vlterius proce~sit prout sequitur

* For •puniri.' ?

~ The scribe probably did l!ot understand the Latin he was copying ont here. Should be t preiudicium ' ? :IlWilliam Hall the elder, a parishioner in 1552 (A.C., xiv, 299). Some church goods had been sold to him. § See under Eastwell and Stowting. Resigned Sevington before 28 Feb. 1559, ·when Henry Baker succee~ed him (Pq,rker, 342a).


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Firste it is commannded that the sealinge of the channceillnon be repaired in necessarie reparacions before Allsaintes and the residewe to be done before Whitsontide To set vpp the sacramente reverentelie before Allsaintes To set vpp a side non alter with furniture and to prouide a corporas non before Allsaintes To prouide a fronnte non of silke or seye with curteynes of the same for the alter before Allsaintes To prouide a canapie non of silke or chamblet fringed with conveniente staves before Lente [f. 137r.] To amende their cope immediatelie To prouide a vele non a clothe for the roode and coveringes nOn for the imagies before Lent _ To make vpp the churche porche before Allsaintes and to repaire the churche with tymber b ~fore Whitsontyde To prouide a lantern and a handebell before Michaelmas To prouide a basonnon and an ewer before Christmas and to prouide a conveniente lighte before the roode at thisside Michaelmas To paynte the roode non lofte decentelie and to prouide a locke and a keye for the fonnte before Allsaintes Barrie Memorandum quod parochiani exhibuerunt quandam cartam que continebat quod Willelmus Barrie clericus dedit duodecim solidos annuatim soluendos -ex certis terris infradictam parochiam iacentibus et nunc in possessione Thome / Barrie generosi ad inveniendum vnum cereum et vnam /lampadem et ad distribuendum inter pauperes parochianos / dicte parochie And it is ordered that the parisheners traveile with the seide Master Barrie for the seid xij s and to mak certificat what order they have taken therin

*

[f. 137v.] Fiat licentia predicandi pro rectore:I: -

HVNXEHILL

Rector Dominus Thomas Wilson~ Rectoria ex patronatu [blank] et valet x libri Iconomi Parochiani

*

Johannes Barrowe Willelmus Goldhell Robert Stede Thomas Savey

On some brasses of this family formerly in the church at Sevington see A.C., iv., 117-120. ~ In another hand. Adm. 9 Mar. 1556 on death of Robert Wilson (A.C., ix, 272; Pole, 70b). Thomas Wilson died before 6 March 1563, when John Paddy succeeded him (Parker, 363a~.

*


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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} Ix altaris recipientium Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit ac visis etc iudicialiter mandauit et iniunxit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that they prouide curteynes for the alter before Alisaintes To prouide a paier of latten candelstickes before Easter To set vpp a hollie water stoppe at the church door immediatelie To prouide a couer for the desk before Christmas [f. 138r.J RUCKINGE Rector Dominus Ricardus Carye Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi DOmini} Archiepiscopi Cant' / xxiij libri et valet per annum Iconomus Ricardus Myller Parochiani Thomas Goddard Willelmus Awdrie John Hale

*

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} c altaris recipientium - - - - - - Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur non Firste it is commannded that they set vppe a side alter with furniture before Allsaintes To prouide a close cover for the fonnt and a lock and a keye for the same before Allsaintes To prouide a sufficiente lighte before the roode and to prouide two alter clothes of lynnen, to paynte the table over the alter and to provide hanginges nOn of seye with curteynes for the alter before Christmas To prouide non a crewet before Michaelmas and a corporasnon. before Christmas To prouide a canapie non of seye fringed with cOl1ueniente staves before Palme Sonndaie To prouide a crossen on of latten and a paier of latten candelstickes non before Easter To prouide a paxenon of latten with the image of the crucifixe

*

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[f. 138v.J To prouide a faier frame non for the sepulcre lighte before Easter To prouide the half portisse non for the wynter tyme immedia telie To prouide a vestemente of silk or chamblet with albes before Easter and to make the patrone more non decentelie To repaire the churche non conuenientlie with glasse and shingle before Allsaintes To prouide a vele non a clothe for the roode and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To amende the sealinge non over the alter before Allsaintes To repaire the personagenon within this tyme tweluemoneth To prouide a lampe non before Christmas To prouide a hollie non water stoppe at the churchedoor before Allsain tes To prouide a hollie water stoppe of latten before Christmas To prouide a handebell before Easter To prouide a lantern before Michaelmas

*

. [f. 1391.J

ORLESTON

Rector Dominus Thomas Cannon~ Rectoria ex patronatu Magistri Thome Scotte} ... l'b . et valet per annum . VllJ 1 n :: Non est ibidem domus / rectorie:I: Iconomus Ricardus Ase Parochiani Ricardus Andrewe Ricardus Godfrey Numerus parochianorum sacramentum' altaris} recipientium et familie infra dictam parochiam - - - -

xxx ix

Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos ad tunc comparendum monitos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout inferius habetur

*

Firste if is commannded that they prouide a here clothe before All Saintes To prouide two fronntes for the alter non of silk or seye with curteynes to the same before Christmas

The English breviary was then divided into two parts only, not four as now. ~ Died before 31 Aug. 1566, when Robert Elizander succeeded him (Parke,', 37Sa). In left margin.

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To prouide three towelles for the priestes handes before Allsain tes To' prouide a towell for them that receive against Easter To prouide a canapie fringed with conuenient staves before Len te To prouide a paxe with the image of the crucifixe before Michaelmas and a hollie waternon stoppe of latten before Allsaintes [f. 139v.] To prouide a portissenon before Christmas To prouide a vestementenon with an albe for the hallidaies of silke before Easter To prouide a velenon and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the necessarie reparacions of the wallnon of the channceill before Allsaintes To prouide a: basone and a ewer a shovell a mattock and spade before Allsaintes To repaire the steple non with the necessarie reparacons therof before All Saintes To prouide a hande bell before All Saintes To glase and amende the channceill non before All Saintes To prouide a cover non for the deske before Michaelmas Also Richard Bunse is comannded to bestowe apon redes lake iij s iiij d and to warn John Buns his brother to bestowe asmuche accordinge to the will of John Buns before Allsaintes and to mak certificate therof the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daye [f. 14Or.J WARHORNE

Rector Lodovicus Aprice:l< non residet per xxt ' annos Rectoria ex patronatu Domini Somer et valet xllibri Curatus Dominus J ohannes Hosier~ olim conjugatus Iconomi Parochiani

*

Willelmus Black* Christoferus Catermantt Robertus Crocheman Henricus Ellis Johannes Crocheman Stephanus Phillipp

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} ¡¡xx altaris recipientium VI]

Adm. 24 Oct. 1530 (Warham, 403a). William Chumpe succ. 3 June 1559 (Post Mortem PoU, I6b). Parker, 340a, however, says that on 10 Jan. of 1559 Thomas Knell succeeded to Warehorne on death of Lewis ap Rice. ~ Thomas Dane curate in 1552 (A.C., xiv, 297). q: Also in 1552 (Ibid.).


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Die et anno prescriptis dictus Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit et visis ornamentis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit atque processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that they prouide a here cloth for the alter before Michaelmas To prouide a fronnte of silke for the alter beneth with curteynes before Michaelmas To prouide a corporas before Allsaintes To¡ prouide a canapie of silk or seye fringed with conveniente staves before L2nte To prouide a crosse clothe of silk before Christmas To prouide a graile before Allsaintes [f. 14~v.J To prouide a vele a clothe for the roode and couerynges for the imagies before Lente To prouide a lock and a keye for the fonnte before Allsaintes To prouide two banners before Rogacion we eke To prouide a lampe before Allsaintes To repaire the channceill in tymber and glasse and stone before All Saintes To enclose the churcheyardnOn decentelie before Michaelmas To prouide a handebell before Christmas To amende the glasse windowes of the church before Michaelmas To provide a mattock before Michaelmas and an antiphoner before Easter To prouide a sufficient lighte before the roode Also it is presented that John Boll doth withold Boll from the churche a howse and iiijor acres of lande worthe by the yeare xxvjs viijd and the seid Boll in answeringe to the same promiseth to pay to the brotherhed of the Trinitie out of the same howse and lande when the same brotherhed shall begynne vjs viijd yerelie which vjs viijd was geuen by his predecessors to the same vse [f. 1411.J

KENNARTON

*

*

Rector Dominus Robertus Blande Rectoria ex pa~ronatu Magistri Henrici Hoorn}xx libri et valet rectona per annum - - - - - -

Adm. on resignation of John Farmer 18 May 1556 (Pole, 68b). John Levat adm. 30 Jan; 1560, on death of previous incumbent (Pa1'kcr, 347b). A Robert Bland, however, died vicar of Lynton before 2 Sept. 1562, when Richard Perse succeeded him (ibid., 357b). .


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Iconomi Parochiani

Willelmus T oppinden Thomas Luccas Johannes Gibson Johannes Respice Petrus Phillipp Johannes Phillipp Robertus Lowes

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} altaris recipientium _ __ __

cxv

Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc ac visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that they prouide an other1tOn alter clothe before All Saintes To prouide two fronntes one for the alter above and benethe wherof the best to be of seye with the image of the crucifixe in it with curteynes non of the same before All Saintes To prouide a crewet before Michaelmas and a corporas before Allsaintes To prouide covers non for the crismatorie and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye To prouide a paxenon of latten before Christmas [f. 141v.] To prouide a crosse of latten with a crosse cloth of silke or seye before Christmas To prouide a canapie of silke or seye fringed with conveniente staves before Lente To prouide a sepulcre non with a conveniente frame for the lighten on before Lente To prouide a portisse non for the hole yeare before All Saintes and also a graile nOn before Christmas To prouide a vestmente non with an albe before Christmas To prouide a close covertUm for the fonnte with lock non and keye and a lynnen cover for the same before Allsaintes To prouide a velenon a cloth for the roode, and coveringes non for the imagies before Lente To prouide banners and streamers before Rogacion week To prouide a lampe and a hollie water stoppe of latten before Allsaintes Plate jewelles Memorandum that the comissioners had the pixe and that the silver crosse was solde by the parishe and the monney therof bestowed apon the reparacons of the churche

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To repaire the channcell and likewise the churche in all poinctes before Allsaints To enclose the churcheyard convenientelie before All Saintes . Also the parson is comamided that the churcheyarde be decentelie kepte [f. 142r.] Kennarton To prouide a lantern a bason and an ewer before Allsaintes To prouide a spade immediatelie I t is comannded that the churchewardens doe bringe a copie of their dead for viij libri to be obteyned of Master Horn, the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daye Detections Wood* Detectum est quod Thurstanus Woodmortuus dixit vicario quod omnes articuli simboli sunt sacramenta perinde atque alia sacramenta qui Thurstanus olim erat minister et creditur dictum Wood habere multos libros heretic os in domo sua postea dictus Wood personaliter comparuit et fatebatur fidem suam et sic obligatus de bene se gerendo dimittitur et iam ab hac luce migrauit Arnold* Johannes Arnolde detectus de crimine fornicationis cum quadamJ ohanna Bartilmewe ac partes ad ~reforrnat' iudicium evocati personaliter comparuerunt et fatebatur mulier crimen cui Dominus iniunxit penitentiam canonicam peragendam more penitentis aliquo die citra festum Michaelis cum fuerit requisita etc deinde dictus Arnold in iuditio constitutus negauit obiecta cui iudex assignauit ad purgandum se septima apud Halden quo loco coram iudice iudicialiter sedenti produxit compurgatores et facta proclamatione etc canonic am purgationem insuper [?] assignacionem etc fecit ac se a crimine predicto etc vnde Dominus ab omni ulteriore vexacione in hac parte dimisit Gibson* Die predict' Dominus monuit Johannem Gibsonmol'tuus presentem in iudicio ad comparendum Cant' die Martis proxima post fest urn Michaelis ad dicendum tam quare puniri non debeat eaque executionem testamenti Henrici Lowes defuncti impediuit Also wheras it is presented that the parsonage barne is decayed because it doth appeare that there be barnes sufficient and that there lacketh a stable it is comannded that the parson buildnon a stable therwith against this tyme tweluemoneth [f. 142v.] Donnye* Also wheras it is detected and presented that Robert Donnye deceased gave by his

* In left margin. J

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Implet'*

Implet'

*

laste will and testamente two busshells of wheat and one barrell of beare to be geven yerelie for ever to the poor appon Passion Sonndaie it is nowe ordered that one busshell shalbe employed to the drinckinge and the other busshell to have masse and dirige for ever yerelie in the seid churche Also it is commannded that the Bible and the Paraphrash be brought to Cannterbury the Twisdaie after Michaelmas daye APLEDOR ~

[f. 143r.]

Rectoria impropriata [blank] Vicaria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Archiepiscopi Cant'} XX]. libn. et valet per annum ----Vicarius Dominus Johannes Kitchen Iconomi Johannes Lambyn Willelmus Sheverley Parochiani Henricus Goldinge Rawlen Parnell Thomas Ffrowd Edward Browton Robertus Tryntam Thomas Holmes Willelmus Piper Thomas Whatman Henricus Goldinge

=

It' Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} .. t mm ' ' reclplen a It ans -' ccx

Die et anno prescript is Dominus Archidiaconus ecc1esiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit et mandauit vlteriusque processit prout sequitur Firste it is commannded that the tombe stone of the olde vicar be laide in his place agayne ยงVicarius non fecit To cause the faces of the imagies that be blotted in the glasse windowes be made c1eane by the

* In left margin.

~ The Horne chapels in Appledore parish and church recall. the recusant family of that name. Benedicta, daughter of Henry Horne (see p. 145), who died in 1565, married Richard Guldeford. Both quitted the realm in 1570/1 for religion and died in exile without issue (A.C., xlix, 160-1). ~ Instituted 7 Mar. 1556. Witnessed will of Thomas Cook 9 Mar. 1556. He married Joan Gunter, widow, 1568. Died same year; buried 22 Nov. 1568. Will proved 1 Mar. 1569 (Guide to Appledore Church, by F. W. Cock and G. W. Humphry (1938 ed.), p. 14). ยง Anot.ber hand.


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vicar concerning them that are in the channcell ond by the parishners for thoise that are in the church [f. 14¡3v.] To prouide a here clothe for the alter before All Saintes To prouide two alter clothes of lynnen before All Saintes Also it is comannded that the farmer mak vpp the wall in the channceill and to amende the windowe there in stone woork and glasse (which is greatelie in decaye) before All Saintes To prouide curteynes of silke for the alter before Christmas To prouide a corporas case and a faier masse booke before All Saintes To prouide a vestemente for t4e woorkingedaies with ,albes and other furniture before Allsaintes To prouide two panners before Rogacion weeke That the churcheyarde be decentelie enclosed .. and so kept To prouide a basone and ewer with a handebell before Allsaintes Detections Sherman Ricardus Sherman detectus est de cnmme adulterii cum quadam femina de Crambrok, e.t personaliter comparens fatebatur crimen et quia per acta postea apparebat dictum Sherman pro comissis suis penitentiam canonicam peregisse ideo dimittitur Deward Willelmus Deward detectus de crimine fornicationis cum quadam femina ignota personaliter in iudicio constitutus negauit crimen quem iudex monuit ad comparendum isto die ad septimanam apud Hedcron ad audiendam voluntatem iudicis Also it is detected and presented that [f. 1441.] Reginald Wattes did bringe the pretensed wife of the late vicar ~ from Dover and that he did hide their incontinente livinge The whiche Raynolde Wattes personallie appearinge dothe reformatus denye the same to be true savinge a ~ he saithe that she came and mett with him as a stranger and not otherwise Also it is comannded that Thomas Whatman doe not kepe anny victuallinge in the tyme of ~vocetu1 the devyne service neither that he doe suffer anny other victualler so to doe

*

*

* In margin.

~ Christopher James, mentioned 10 Sept. 1554, and Sept. 1555, in Archdeacon's visitation of the Parish. On 9 Dec. 1550, Christopher James, clerk, and Alys Dann, widow, 'married.' He witnessed the will of William Pyper 6 June 1555 (ibid.). ~ Crossed out.


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[f. 144v.J

STONE*

Reetoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' et valet xvj libri Vicaria ex patronatu diete ecclesie et valet - - xij !ibri Vicarius Dominus Thomas Hardewicke, olim coniugatus qui etiam desseruit Ebbeney alternis vicibus licentia prius a Domino Comissario obtenta And it is nowe ordered that the vicar doe serve two Sonndaies at Stone and one Sonndaie at Ebbeney and the churchewardens of Ebenie parishe to duelie [sic] to churche accordinge to the same order vntill the feast of All Saintes next comynge Iconomi Parochiani

Thomas Cater Johannes Pratte Johannes Bateman Johannes Godfreye Willelmus Cooke Johannes Still:t Andreas M'rshall Johannes Carpinter Johannes N orley Thomas Phillipp Willelmus Hurton

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} cc altaris recipientium Die et anno [as Kennardington] Ffirste it is commannded that they make an alter of stone and also set vppe a sid alter with furniture before All Saintes To prouide a heare clothe for the alter before All Saintes [f. 1451'.J To sett vppe the sacramente reverentelie as it was wonnte to be before Michaelmas To prouide a fronnte for the alter above of silke or seye with curteynes before Christmas To prouide an other fronnte for the alter above and benethe for the woorkingedaies before christmas To make covers for the crismatorie and to kepe the same vnder locke and keye To make a newe patten non for the challice of silver before Christmas .

*

The church of Stone had been burned down in 1464, according to the Chronicle of John S tone, a monk of Christ Church, Canterhury. ~ Adm. 10 Apr. 1557 on resignation of John Kechyn (Pole, 7lb). He died before 21 Apr. 1569, when Thomas Brymston succeeded him (Parker, 391a). :I: A John Styli, junior, ¡wa rden in 1553; and a John Styli, senior, an inhabitant (A.C., xi, 415).


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*

To prouide a canapiefW .ยฃ of silke non or seye fringed with conueniente staves before Lente or ells to take order that they have their old agayne To prouide a paxe of latten with the image of the crucifixe before All Saintes To prouide a crosse of latten with a crosse clothe, of silke or seye for the halliedaies Memorandum that their silver crosse was solde abo ute eighte yeares paste wherewith the churche was repaired and a cha1'tncell~ gutter in the channcell amended To prouide a rochet or a surples for the clark before Allsaintes To prouide a vestemente non with an albe for the halliedaies before Christmas To prouide a "ele clothe for the rode and coveringes for the imagies against Lente To sett vppe the patrone of the churche decentelie and as it was wonnte to be [f. 145v.] To prouide banners and streamers againste Rogacion weeke To prouide a lampe non before Allsaintes To repaire the vicaredge hows before this tyme twelvemonethe To repaire the channceill non before Michaelmas To repaire the churche in glasinge before Michaelmas To prouide a hollie water sprinckell a lanterne a bason and an ewer before Allsaintes To buylde vpp the rooden<m ยง lofte before this tyme tweluemoneth ~or Allhallontyd To prouide a c.onveniente non light before the roode at this side Allsaintes Also it is ordered that thies persones folowinge mak a cesse for the parisheners for the furniture of the churche whiche cessemente to be made within this moneth John Bateman John Godfrey Thomas Phillipp Willelmus Cook Johannes Still Johannes N orley [f. 146r.]

Rector

WITTERSHAM

D~minus

* .non' crossed out.

Nicolaus Staunton*

*

non residet

,A small banner affixed to the processional cross and used at the great festivals. ~ Pen through this word. ยง 'non' crossed out. ~ Another hand. Adm. 10 Aug. 1541 (Cranmer, 3SIa).

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Rectoria ex patronatu Reuerendissimi Domini Archiepiscopi Cant' et valet "clare XX libri Curatus Dominus Edwardus Buckeley* Iconomi Robertus Piper Johannes Sampson Parochiani Thomas Piper Jacobus Bennett Robertus Donnye ~ Robertus Burrage Numerus parochianorum sacramentum} xlv altaris recipientium _____ _ cc Die et anno prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predict am iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit atque processit prout inferius habetur Firste it is commannded that the channceill be repaired in all poinctes as sealinge glasse and other thinges before the Annuntiacion of Our Ladie To set vppe their alter of stone and to mak a side alter with furniture before All Saintes To make a stronger patten of silver for the challice before Alisaintes To prouide fronntes for the alter above .and benethe viz for the woorkingedaies of paynted clothe with the Passion of Christe in it and to make the vpper fronnte of velvett longer and to set the imagen on of Christe in the fronnte benethe before Allsaintes [f. 146v.] To prouide oyle and towe for the crismatorie and to kepe the same vnder locke and keye To prouide a paxe of latten with the "crucifixe before All Saintes To prouide a vestemente for the woorkingedaies before Allsaintes To set vpp the p~trone of the churche and to paynt the same decentelie before All Saintes To painte the roode Marie and John decentelie before All Saintes To prouide' a vele ~ a clothe for the roode, and coveringes for the imagies To prouide a streamer berore Rogacion weeke To prouide a lampe non before the sacramente at thisside Allsaintes

*

Died as rector before 28 Nov. 1562, when Robert Whitting succeeded him (Parker, 358a). William Parmenter was curate in 1552 (A.C. xiv, 301). " 'W arden 1552 (Ibid.). :I1 "for ye quiyer and" with â&#x20AC;˘ non' above the line.


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To repaire the churche in all poinctes as tymber glasse and other necessaries before Allsaintes That the channcell non be paved and the lyme avoided out of the same before Michael~as To repaire the necessarie non reparacions of the personage before Christmas That the churcheyard be decentelie kept inclosed Detections Johannes Sherwoode detectus est de crimine fornicationis I cum quadam Johanna Harvie ac partes personaliter comparentes I fatebantur obiecta quibus Dominus assignauit penitentiam canonicam die Dominica in ecclesia peragendam more penitentium ac deinde dictus Sherwood fideliter promisit ducere dictam Harvie in vxorem citra festum Michaelis et ad certificandum in proximo post etc [In left margin: reformatiJ [f. 147r.]

capella ecclesie de A pled or annexa Rectoria impropriata ecclesie Christi Cant' et valet vj libri xiijs iiijd Vicarius Dominus Johannes Kitchen Et cura desseruitur per vicarium de Stone alternis vicibus per ordinacionem Domini Archidiaconi usque ad festum Omnium Sanctorum Iconomi Johannes Slater Petrus LawIest Parochiapi Johannes Holman Ricardus Reynold Robertus Pelland Andreas Pott Johannes Pount Edwardus Raynoldes Willelmus Kedgie Johannes Chapman Numerus parochianorum sacramentum } ex altaris recipientium Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem predictam iconomos ac parochianos etc actualiter visitauit etc et visis etc iudicialiter iniunxit mandauit et processit prout inferius habetur Firste it is comannded that they have an alter of stone before Allsaintes To prouide fronntes for the alter above and benethe for the woorkingedaies and halliedaies and the fronntes for the halliedaies to be of silke or seye with curteynes to the same before Christmas

*

EBBENEV*

This church was ' burned down by lightning in Elizabeth's reign, reerected on a smaller scale, then pulled down and rebuilt on its present site at Reading Street. t Inhabitant 1552 (A.C., viii, 145).


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[f. 147v.]

To make vpp a side alter with furniture before Allsaintes To prouide two conveniente alter clothes before All Saintes To sett vpp the sacramente decentelie assone as the windowe is glased To prouide coveringes for the crismatorie immediatly and to kepe the same vnder lock and keye To prouide a paxe of latten with the image of the crucifixe before All Saintes and the other to be amended in the meane season To prouide a paier of latten candelstickes before Easter and a decente frame for the sepulcre light before Lente To prouide a decente lighte before the roode at thisside Michaelmas To prouide a vele a clothe for the roode and coveringes for the imagies before Lente To prouide a decente place for the patrone immediatelie To prouide a paier of c~nsures and a lampe before All Saintes Memorandumnon to speake with Master Robertes who. pulled awaye the leade of the channcell and covered the same with shingle that he may repaire the same To repaire the churche in all poinctes before Michaelmas and the howse for the priest before Maye Daye To prouide a holliewater stoppe of latten before Michaelmas and a handebell before All Saintes It is commannded that the parisheners ~ vicar get a priest ass one as he convenientelie maye

*

[f. 148'.J GODMERSHAM Rectoria impropriata ecclesie ~ Reuerendissimo Episcopo Catnr' Vicarius Dominus Thomas Thomson ~ Iconomi Willelmus White Thomas Watson Parochiani Johannes Weller Richardus Adowne Richardus Cocke Willimus Adowne Moises Cocke Robertus Neble Richardus Bolinge Peter Throwlie Christopher Cocke

* " Of Tisurst"

[Ticehurst, Sussex?] above the line h ere. Crossed through. :1: Adm. 27 Apr. 1557 on death of James Lcvenard (Pole. 7lb). Resigned before 23 F eb. 1561, when William Kyns succeeded him (Parker, 354a). ~


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Ffirste yt is comanndid to set vpp a syde aultare with fourniture, one fronnte for the alter aboue of paynted clothe for the woorkingedaies and ij fronntes of say fior the holydaies a heare clouthe, an altare clothe, ij wipinge towelles a corporas and a case a canapies [s£c] convenyent staues for yt, a lanterne, a crosse of copper with the image of Christe a surples a bason and an ewer, to painte the roode Mary and John and the patrone, a veIe, a hande bell, to kepe the fonnte vnder locke and key and to repaire the churche in necessarie reparations, bye All Sainctes, and the reste bye mydsomer and to repaire the chancell which is in decaye t' Numerus parochianorum sacramentum aitaris} .. t'mm ccxx reclplen et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - Ix Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus dictam ecclesiam parochialem i conomos ac parochianus etc visitauit etc et visis eisdem iudicialiter iniunxit prout superius habetur [f. 148v.]

PETTAM

Rectoria impropriata Thomae Spilman armigero Vicarius Dominus Arthurus Butler Iconomi Richardus Haukes Parochiani Nicholaus Skelton · Richardus Gilberte Henricus.,:, Courte Johannes . Haukes Henricus Parret Jacobus Groveherste Willimus Chapman Johannes Sellie Thomas Owday Thomas Pisinge Roger Swatman John Cocke . Willimus a Courte Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} "'xx ••. recipientium VlI] VlI) et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem Iv Die et anna .... inferius habetur [rest as Godmersham]

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*

Richard Sympnell adm. 21 Aug. 1545 (Cranmer, 396a). John Knocke collated 14 Aug. 1562 (Parker, 3Mb).


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Ffirste yt is commanndid to prouyde ijbut one", fronntes of sey or better, to kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key, a crosseD on of copper and an other crosse, an antiphoner, a graile, a portisse a vele,non and to kepe the fonnte vnder locke non and key a paire of censors, a lamp, to repaire the churche and to enclose non the churchyearde by All Sainctes

If.

149r.]

WALTHAM

Rectoria impropriata Reuerendissimo Domino Archiepiscopo Vicarius Dominus Rogerus Apowell' Icon,omi Parochiani

Thomas Haimond Johannes Bolden Petrus Salkyn Johannes Pilcherd Willimus Gorram Johannes Carter Johannes Rumfeld Willelmus Maxted Philippus Offenden Richardus Woode Thomas Canntefeld Richardus Pisinge Edwardus Beane Georgius Handfeld

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium - - - -'- - et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem -

vijXX xlvt'

Die et anna . . . . iniunxit [preceding as Godmersham] Ffirste yt is commanndid to prouyde a syde aultare with four n1 ture,non:: a fronnte noD § for the aultare off sylke or sey a cruett, a boxe or a purse a corporas clothe and a case ij lattynnon candlestyckes, a crossenon of copper with the image of the crucifixe Marie and John, a holie water stopp of latty-n; a vele,noD and a coueringe for the imagies, to kepe the fonnte vndernon lock and key to prouyde ij aultare non clothes bye All Sainctes

* Added above line.

,Collated on deprivation of John Boys, " clerici conjugati," on 28 Jan. 1556 (Pole, 70a, b). Resigned before 31 May 1567, when William Wood succeeded him (Pa.rker, 381b).

:: 'ni' and non' written above the word, but • ni • in the same hand. § r non' either crossed out or smudged. I


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[f. 149v.] To make vpp the vestrie,non and to set vp the sacrament decentlie bye All Sainctes To make a sepulchre,non bye Lent To repaire the channcell non and the churche non and to prouyde a lampe non bye All Sainctes

*

[f. 150r.]

CAPELLA de Stellinge Rector Dominus Nicholaus Knewstubb If Curatus Dominus Hugo Lambert ~ qui desservit curre alternis vicibus Iconomi Hugo Vnderdowne Thomas Bafelde Parochiani Johannes Welch Richardus Dunkin Willelmus Bridge Johannes Pollarde Paulus White Henricus Whitet!: Kyte Richardus Wadden Richardus Rigedon

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris 11 .. t'mm f xx reClplen et fiamilire infra dictam parochialem ecclesiam - xx Die et anno .... adiunxit prout inferius habetur [rest as Godmersham] . Ffirste yt is comanndid that the channcell be repayred which is now in decaye, to prouyde ij frontes of say, a wipinge towell, ij aultare clothes a boxe or a purse for the sacrament, a lampe, an other crosse, the halfe portisse for sommer, and a vele to kepe the fronnte vnder locke non and key; to repair the churche and enclose the church year de and prouyde a lanterne bye All Sainctes [f. 150v.]

HARDES Rector Dominus Nicholaus Knewstubbยง Curatus Dominus Hugo Lambart Iconomus . nullus Parochialli Willelmus Tullinge Johannes Tullinge Thomas Carrie Willemus Brice

* Either crossed out or smudged. ,See Upper Hardres below.

:t Pen

through' White.'

ยง Died before 6 Apr. 1559, when Thomas Wise succeeded him (Post MOftefIJ PoU, 16a).


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Richardus Smithson Giles Willelmus Chilmell Johannes Crambrocke Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris}l ... recipientium XXVll] et ffamWre infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xvj Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochialem pre Die et anno prescriptis dictam iconomos ac parochianos etc visitauit etc et eisdem visis iu dicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur Ffirste yt is commanndid to repaire the chann cell whiche is in decay to prouyde ij fronntes for the aultare whearof one muste be of say or better then say with courteines, ij wypinge towelles ij crewates a corporas clothe and a case, ij candlestickes a staffe for the crosse a crosse c10uthe and an other crosse non , a surplesse for the preste, a masse booke, to pro vide Marie and John decentlie painted with the patrone bye All Sainctes To prouyde a vele, to kepe the fonnte vndernon lockenon and key, to prouyde a lampe, a light before the roode, and repaire the churche by All Sainctes

J acobus

[f. 15Ir.]

NEWCHURCHE

Reetorv1c * Doctor

Tindall~

Vicarius Dominus Galfridus Ashlie Curatus Dominus Johannes Raper:!: Ieonomus Henricus Sherwo04~ Parochiani Willelmus Gilbert Rogerus Cowlie Rogerus Burton§ Thomas Adames§ Nicholaus Adams Johannes Maye J Qhannes Carpenter Walterus Ffen Edwardus Horde Thomas Tyler Alen Jeckyn

* ·Rector ' crossed out.

~ Collated 3 Aug. 1542 on death of Richard Gwente, LL.D. (Cranmer, 389). H umfrey Jordeyn collated 21 Feb. 1559 on death of Tindall (Parker, 34a). :!: Thomas Griffith curate 1552 (A.C., x, 286). § Inhabitant 1552 (Ibid.).


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157

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} c recipientium et ffamilice infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xxiiij Die et an no [rest as GodmershamJ Ffirste yt is comanndid that a syde aultarenon be set vpp with fourniture bye All Sainctes To set vpp iij aultare clothes bye Christmas To kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key To prouyde ij napkins and a towelI with a cruet bye All Sainctes [f. 151v.]

To prouyde a corporas case and a clothe, a paxenon of tynn or of lattyn, a holie water stoppnon of lattyn bye All Sainctes To prouY,de an othernon cope by mydsomer To prouyde an other vestment non with furniture by Christmas To prouyde a couernon for the fonnte, and to kepe the fonnte vnder locke and keye and to prouyde a lampenon bye All Sainctes, a canapienon of say with fourniture bye Lent To prouyde a crosse non of latten or copper with a crosse clothe bye Christmas To repaire [the] churche with the channcellnon bye All Sainctes To repaire the vicarage in necessarie reparations bye All Sainctes and the resydew bye mydsomer To prouyde a basonnon and a ewer with a cover for the deske bye Christmas

*

*

[i. 152r.]

IVECHURCHE

Rector Dominus J ohannes Armerer~ non residet Curatus Dominus Richardus Poshe Iconomi Willimus Boye Parochiani Johannes Harte:t Robertus Hurbren Arthurus Blachinden Christopherus Couchman Laurence Hever ยง

* Crossed out, then re-inserted.

~ Adm. to Sutton Valence 20 May 1530 (Warham, 402a); Headcorn 23 Apr. 1540 (C1'anmer, 375-6); Borden 25 May 1552 (Ibid., 420b); Penshurst 1554. He died rector of Ivychurch before 31 Mar. 1563, when Andrew Peerson succeeded him (Parker, 360a). The Rev. J. Cave-Browne, in Sutton Valence and East Sutton (1898), p. 17, writes: "He was evidently a man of considerable learning, for in the Library of the Inner Temple is a copy of SPeculum Historiale, by Vincent de Beauvais, with Armorer's name on the fly-leaf, 'vicarius de Sutton Valence, et modo de Pensehurst,' with many marginal corrections, apparently in his handwriting." It Parishioner 1552 (A.C., ix, 274). ยง Churchwarden 1552 (Ibid.).


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Willelmus Whitewoode Rogerus Sympson* Johannes Bennet Robertus Tilsey Eustacius Lott Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} "xx . . t'mm VI] recIpIen -----et ffamilire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem lxxxv Die et anna [as before]

[f. 152v.]

Ffirste yt is comanndid to [sic] fronntes of silke or sey withe courteines non bye Christmas To prouyde ij aultare clothes, a paxe or a purse for the sacrament and to kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key bye All Sainctes To prouyde a corporas case and a cloutl1e, with a crosse of lattyn or copper and a crosse clothe bye Christmas To prouyde a holie water stopp of latten by All Sainctes To prouyde a vestment with an aube, and a vele bye Christmas To keepe the fonnte vnder locke and key To prouyde ij streamers non by Rogation weke . To repaire the churche by mydsomer To prouyde a bason non and an ewer bye Christmas

[f. 153r.J

BURMERsHE

Rector Dominus Richardus Whitlinge, Cur at us Dominus Johannes Mathewe qui desservit Dimchurch alternis vicibus Iconomus Parochiani

Willimus Norris Johannes Dauie:I: Thomas Brodenex:I: Richardus Eccleston Johannes Anncell Thomas Clerke

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris}¡.¡.xx recipientium lllJ et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xij Die et anna prescriptis Dominus Archidiaconus ecclesiam parochianam predictam konomos ac parochianos etc visi

* Parishioner 1552 (Ibid.).

,John Astyn parson 1552 (A.C., viii, 114). Richard Whitlinge resigned before 22 Apr. 1563, when Thomas Bradshawe succeeded him (Parker, 360a). Churchwarden 1552 (A.C., viii, 114).

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lp9

tauit etc et visis et eisdem iudicialiter iniunxit prout inferius habetur Ffirste yt is com mann did to set vppnon a syde aultare with fourniture and to provyde a heare non clothe bye All Sainctes To prouyde two fronntes non of .say bye Christmas To prouyde ij altare clothes non bye All Sainctes withe iijnon wipinge towelles, and to kepe the crisma torie vnder locke and keye To prouyde a corporas and, a case bye Christmas [f. 153v.] To prouyde a canapie of sey with conuenient staues bye Lent To prouyde a crosse of latten or copper bye Christmas and to amend their olde crosse by the same tyme To prouide* a cope bye non Christmas and a vestiment with fourniture, and to painte the roode non Ma~ie and John with the patrone and to prepare a vele non . a· locke and a key for the fonnte bye All Sainctes To prouyde a paire of censors, non a canapie,non a lannon terne, a spade, non a mattocke non a shouell non a basonnon and an ewer, and to enclose the churchyearde non and repaire the parsonadge house which is in greate decay, bye All Saiu.c tes [f. 154r.]

DYMCHURCHE

Rector Dominus Johannes Best ~ Curatus nullus sed cura desseruitur per curatum de Burmershe alternis vicibis Iconomi Parochiani

Johannes Palme[r] Thomas Palmer Johannes Philipp~ W. Dodde J ohanes Browne Henricus Dauye Willelmus Pamor Thomas Willes Robert Chambres Johannes Smithe§ Johannes Rouse

Numerus parocHianorum sacramentum altaris } Ix recipientium et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem-xv

* Inserted in same hand above the line.

~William Best adm. 4 Feb. 1556 (Pole, 70b) on resignation of John Carlell. Died before 27 Jan. 1562, when John Forsett suce. him (Parker, 358b). John Philips churchwarden 1552 (A.C., viii, 143). § Parishioner 1552 (Ibid.).

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Die et anno [rest as GodmershamJ Ffirste yt is comanndid to set vpp a syde altar with fourniture to set vp the sacrament, to prouyde ij fronntes of clouthe painted, ij altare clothes bye All Saindes To kepe the crysmatorie vnder locke and key, and to prouyde one wipinge towell bye Christmas To prouyde a box or a purse for the sacrament bye All Sainctes a corporas and a case by Christmas [f. 154v.J To prouyde a paxe of lattyn or other mettal bye Christmas, and a paxe of latten or other mettle with a crosse of latten bye the same tyme and a canapie of say bye Lent To prouyde a hole portisse, a lighte before the roode and to painte the patrone, to prouyde a locke and a key for the fonnte bye All Sainctes To prouyde a vestment with an aube bye Christmas To prouyde a pairenon of censors a lampe, and to repaire the churche and enclose the churchyeard to prouyde a lanterne, a spade,non a mattocke, a shouell a bason, an ewer, and a couer for the deske bye All Sainctes

[r.

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SAINCTE MARIES

*

Rector Dominus W illelmus Mason Thomas Curatus Dominus Thomas Wilkingson~ Iconomi Milo Hutchinson Parochiani Willelmus Cotingeยง Richardus Stode~

Griffyt~

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum alta } ris recipientium xxx et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xj. Die et anno [as before] Ffirste yt is comanndid to prepare a syde non aultare with fourniture ij fronntes non of sey with courteines and to set vpp the sacrament decentlie bye Christmas To kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key To prouydinge ij wipinge towelIes an other ewer a boxe or a purse twoo latten non candlestickes a crosse non

* Pen through the whole name.

~ Succeeded by death of Mason 10 Feb. 1557 (Pole, 76a). Died before 12 May 1559, when Christopher James (see also under Appledore) succeeded him (Pat-key, 340a). ~ William Jumpe curate in 1552 (A.C., x, 296). ยง Warden 1552 (Ibid.). ~ Also in 1552 (Ibid.).


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161

of latten or copper a holie waternon stocke of latten a manuel and a velenon bye Christmas To prouyde a canapie non of sey by Lent To [sic] the couer of the fonnte and to kepe the same vnder locke and keye [f. 155v.] To repaire the channcell and to paue the same and to prouyde a couer for the deske non bye All Sainctes To prouyde a basonnon and an ewer for the fonnt againste Christmas [f. 156r.]

Rector Dominus Willimus Mason, Curatus nulius sed cura desservitur alternis vicibus per curatum ,Sanctce Marice Iconomus Parochiani

Willelmus Southland [no names given]

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} xj recipientium et familice infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem iiij or Die et anno [as before] Ffirste yt is com ann did to prouyde ij aultar clothes to set vpp the sacrament decentlie ij fronntes of say or steynyd with courteines bye All Sainctes To kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key To prouyde a boxe or a purse to carrye the sacra-. ment to the sycke bye All Sainctes To prouyde a canapie of sey, bye Lent To prouyde ij latten candlestickes by Christmas To prouyde a crosse of latten and a crosse clo the bye Lent To prouyde a holie water stopp of latten and a por tysse bye Christmas To prouyde a conuenyent lighte before the roode and a vele bye Lent [f. 156v.] To kepe the fonnte vnder locke and key a [sic] prouyde a couer of lynnen for the same bye All Sainctes To prouyde ij¡ banners bye Rogation weke and a lamp bye All Sainctes To prouyde cheines for the censors, a bason and an ewer with a couer fior the deske bye Christmas

* One of the now ruined churches of Romney Marsh, near New Romney.

1ft Adm. 10 March 1542 (Cranmer, 387b). Thomas Sandyn adm. 22 Feb. 1557 on his death (Pole, 76b). Sandyn died before 13 July 1566, when Hugh Wright succeeded him (Parker. ~78a).


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[f. 157 blank.J [f. 158r.J

ROMENEY

Rectoria impropriata collegio Omnium Sanctorum Oxon' Vicarius Dominus Johannes Crise Curatus Dominus Johannes Pashe" Iconomi Johannes Elie Thomas Starre Parochiani Willelmus J ornell Richardus Buntinge Simonis Padian Johannes Cheseman Laurentius Stupner Thomas Tadlawe Grigorie Holton John Parker Johannes Clarcke Johannes Whatman Jacobus Allen Rogerus Webb Stephanus Dierson Petrus Wallys Geffrey Tonnkyn J aco bus Ch:istian Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} ... .. t'mm cc Ii4 reclplen et ffamilia! infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - iiij xx Die et anna [rest as GodmershamJ Ffirste yt is comanndid to set vpp the syde altares with fournitures by Sainct Tandrewe [sicJ a corporas clothe a paxe of latten or copper bye the same tyme To kepe the crismatorye vnder locke and key and to prouyde a boxe or a purse for the sacrament bye All Sainctes

*

[f. 158v.J

To kepe the fonnte vnder locke and key, and to repaire the churche in glasinge bye Sainct Andrewes [f. 159r. blank.J

[f. 159v.J

LYDDE

Rectoria impropriata ยงDomince Regince

* Adm. Oct. 1526 (Warham, 392a). May 1557 (Pole, 72a).

A John Crise resigned Sundridge 21

~ Succeeded to vicarage of New Romney on 25 June 1558 on death of Crise (Pole, 7Sa). Died before IS Jan. 1560, when Richard Webbe succeeded him (Parker, 347a). These figures are surprisingly small. ยง " Dominre Reginre" crossed out and "in dispositione Legati " inserted above line in another hand.

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Vicarius Dominus Richard Episcopus Douer' Curatus Dominus Nicholaus Sorrell Iconomi Johannes Bate Johannes Pouer Parochiani Johannes Berrie Robertus Dyne Thomas Briseland Thomas Carpenter. Stephanus Gates Augustinus Semp Robertus Warde Willimus Croche Willelmus Frarie Willelmus Daye Thomas Rede Willelmus Benes Willelmus Boucher Johannes Ffrogge

*

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris re-} . c cipientium _____ V] et ffamilire infra dictam ecc1esiam parochalem[sic] [no number] Die et anna [as before] Ffirste yt is comanndid to prouyde fourniture for the side altare on the northe syde and ij emanuells non bye All Sainctes and to prouyde courtens non of sylke for the highe altare, a bason and an ewer and a couer for the fonnte bye All Sainctes To kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key, and to prouyde ij surplessisnon for the quire bye All Saintes [f. 160r.J

MYDELEY ~

Rector Magister [blank] Collens ~ Curatus nullus sed cur a desseruitur per curatum de Veteris :t.<omeneye alternis vicibus Iconomus

*

Johannes Maye

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium ______ xv et familire infra dictam ecc1esiam parochialem - ij Die et anna [as before]

Robert Hill, M.A., succ. him 14 far. 1557 (Pole, 76b). On 24 Feb. 1568 Hugh Gervas, M.A., collated (Parker, 390a). ~ The slight ruins of this church may be seen by the side of the railway line from Brookland to Lydd and New Romney. Martin Colyn was rector 15 Feb. 1547 (Cranl'JZer, 414a, 416a). Died before 16 June 1569, when Richard Rogers, .Bishop of Dover, succeeded him (Parker, 394a). .

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Ffirste yt is comanndid that the churchwar dens do bringe in a bill of presentment the xvijth of De cembre and, to take order the are bye the whiche* what meanes the churche may be fournyshed [f. 160v.J

OLDE ROMNEY

Rector Magister [blank J Hill ~ Curatus Dominus Willemus J umpe Iconomi Parochiani

Johannes Mychaell Willemus Eppes Laurentius Baker Robertus Lowes Johannes Stringer Edmundus Glover Thomas Rache

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris re} 'xx cipientium ____ _____ V) et familia! infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xxx Die et anno [rest as Godmersham] Ffirste yt is comannded to set vpp a syde altare with fourniture ij fronntes of sylke or sey with cour teynes bye Christmas To kepe the [c]rysmatorie vnder locke and key, and to kepe the fonnte vnder locke and key To prouyde iij wipinge towelles for the preste by All Sainctes To prouyde a paxe of latten or other mettall with the image of the crucyfixe, and a latten crosse by Christmas [f. 161r.J To set vpp the patrone, and to prouyde a holie stopp [sic] of latten bye All Sainctes To prouyde a vele bye Lent, and repaire the church bye Easter To repaire the channcell and to prouyde a spade a mattocke, and an ewer by All Saintes [f. 161v.]

BROKELANDE

Rectoria impropriata ecclesiae Epiccopi [sicJ Cantor' Vicarius Dominus Rodulphus Blunte ~ Iconbmi

* Crossed out.

Robertus Pollarde Andrew Robyns

~ Robert Hill, S.T.B., collated 21 July 1557 (Pole, 73a). He was deprived before 13 Jan. 1559, when John Steward succeeded him (Parker, 340b). A Robert Hill resigned Eastry 31 Jan. 1557 (Pole, 76a). ~ Adm. 12 Oct. 1556 (Pole, 70a). Died before 11 March 1563, when William Darrell, M.A., succeeded bim (Parker, 363b).


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Parochiani

165

Robertus Morrell Willelmus Warcopp Thomas Harwoode* J ohannes Knell~ Johannes Gibbes:t

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris re} .... cipientium VllJxx et ffamilire infra dictam parochialem -1 Die et anna [as before] Ffirste yt is comannded to kepe the crysmatorie vnder locke and key To prouyde a boxe or a purse to carrye the sa crament in to the sycke bye All Sainctes To prouyde an antyphonernon bye Christmas and to kepe the fonnte vnder locke and key [f. 162r.J

FFAIREFELDE

Rectoria impropriata ecclesiae Episcopi Cantor' Curatus Dominus Henricus Lawney ยง Iconomus Parochiani

Johannes Raulen Nicholaus Kennet Johannes Curtessefl Thomas Bell

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris re \. cipientium . fXXX et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - ixt' Die et anna [as before] Ffirste yt is commannded to prouyde a clalice[sic]uon and a paterne of siluer bye Christmas To kepe the crismatorie vnder locke and key and to prouyde ij wipinge towelles, an ewer a purse or a boxe for the sacrament bye All Sainctes To prouyde a canapie non of sey with convenient staues bye Lent To prouyde an other crosse bye Christmas, with a streamernon bye Rogation weeke, and to fonnte[sicJuon vnder locke and key

* Parishioner 1552 (A.C., vill, 111).

~ William Knell, head yeoman of Brookland, was executed for upholding the Pope's Supremacy in 1539 (L. &. P. Hemy VIII, 1538, pt. i, 12, 48, 79, 783; l[i39, pt. i, 877, 867 (15); pt. ii, 323, 334). William Warcop (see abo ve) was one of the informers against Knell (L. &.. P., 1538, pt. i, 12). :I; Churchwarden in 1552 (A.C., vill, Ill). ยง Henry Lane curate in 1552 (A.C., viii, 152). ~ Also parishioner in 1552 (Ibid.).


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[f. 162v.]

SMARGATT [sic] Rector Magister Johannes Bucke Curatus Dominus Johannes Raper Iconomus Simon Tolkin Parochiani Johannes Haywarde Rodulphus Brighte Johannes Ryckarde Georgius Boldinge Johannes Heldishe Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} Ix recipientium et familice infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem xix Die et anna [as before] Ffirste yt is comanndid to prouyde a syde altar with fournyture non bye Sa~ncte Andrews ij altare clothes, ij wipinge towelles bye the same tyme To prouyde a fronnte for the altare beneathe of painted clothe bye All Sainctes To prouyde ij fronntes of sey with courteynes by Christ m~ . To kepe the crysmatorie and the fonnte vnder locke and key . To prouyde a cro~~e of latten and a. crosse elothe bye Christmas, and an aube with fourniture for the vestment bye E!.~ter

*

[f. 163r.]

To make vpp the fore part of the reude lofte bye Christmas, and to prouyde a lampe bye All Sainctes To enclose the churcheyearde and to prouyde a mattocke bye All Sainctes, and a ctmer for the deske bye Christmas. [f. 163v.]

*

BREM5ET

Rectoria in pos~essione Willelmi. ]J.amselles militis Vicarius Dominus ThoIDS.S Chapman ~ ex patronatu dicti Dam!!ell Iconomus Willelmus Randall Parochiani Edwardus Honnye Johann~5 Hllbberd Grigorius Reicate Johannes Wilborne~ Willelmus Reynolds Simonus Cobbยง

Rebert Goldson, M.A., adm. to Snargate S June 1553 (Cranrnef', 423b). John Bucke died rector before 20 June 1567, when John Hardyman, S.T.B., succeeded him (Parker, 382b). , Adm. 28 July 1541 (Cranmer', 3858,). Died before 12 Dec. 1562, when John Pady succeeded him (Parker, 358b). :r: Churchwarden in 1552 (A.C., viii, 110). ยง Inhabitant in 1552 (Ibid.).


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167

Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris re} .... xx cipientium 111) et famllire infra clictam ecclesiam parochialem [no number] Die et anno [as before] Ffirste yt is comanndid to prouyde a patten of siluer before Christmas and the curate not to cele brate after the same tyme withoute To prouyde a syde a"!lltare non with fourniture and a fronnte for the aultare aboue of steynyd nOn clouthe bye Saincte Andrew with a corporas clouthe and a case bye the same tyme To prouyde ij fronntes non of sey with courteynes for the aultare, and a canapie non of sey fringed with conue nyent staues bye Lent To prouyde a crosse of latten and a clothe, a holi water stopp of latten, and an aube with fournitures for the werste vestment bye Christmas, a vele non and a coveringe for the imagies bye Lent, and to kepe the fonnte and the crysmatorie vnder locke and key [f. 164r.] Bremset . To prouyde iij banners and a streamer bye Roga tyon weke and a lampe bye All Sainctes, and to repaire the channcell bye the same tyme and the churche in glasinge, and the other reparations bye Easter To amend thinclosure of the church year de bye All Sainctes, and a bason and an ewer bye Christmas [f. 164v.]

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SNAUE

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Redor Dominus Thomas Callie Curatus nullus~ leoHorous Gregorius Beste PaFochiani Johannes WyueU= Johannes Bause Johannes F oorde Johannes Ffen Numer-us parochianorum sacramentum altaris} recipientium < [1'tO tz,umber] et ffamllire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - xvj t' Die et anno [as before] Ffirste yt is commannclid that the parishioners go to ~Tardonยง and Brenset to churche tyll they haue a curate and to certyfie whether they doe so or no the xvijth daye of Decembre

Thomas Calley -:lied before 10 June 1567, when Thomas Tavern~r succeeded him (Parker, 382a). ~ Thomas Wylkyson curate here in 1552 (A.C., xiv, 413). John Wyvell an inhabitant 1552 (Ibi d.) ยง A mistake for Warehorne.

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To prouyde fournyture non for the side aultare bye Christmas To prouyde a fronnte of painted non clothe for the altare benethe bye All Sainctes To prouyde ij fronntes non for ye altare with courteynes of sey and a heare1Wn clothe bye Christmas, and to kepe the crysmatorie vnder locke and key To prouyde a boxe or a purse to carrye the sacra ment in to the sycke bye All Sainctes. [f. 165r.] To prouyde a boxe* corporas case or a clouthe, a paxe non of latten or copper bye Christmas To prouyde a canapie non of saye fringed with convenyent staues bye Lent and an other crosse with .the image of Christe bye the same tyme . To prouyde ij latten candlestickes non and a portisse non for the sommer bye the Christmas To prouyde a vestment with fourniture non bye Easter a velen and a coueringes for the imagies bye Le.n t and ,to kepe the tonnte vnder locke and keye To prouyde a lampe bye All Sainctes and to . repaire the channcelln and the . churche in ne cessarie reparations bye the same tymeS and ' the rest throughlie bye mydsomer To repaire the parsonq,ge barnes bye myds9mer and to prouyde a mattqcke, ~ spade a shouell a bason and an ewer bye Sainct Andrews [t. 165v.] CHARTE Parua' Ex patronatu R:ector Magister Willimus Dorrelllt ecclesie Christi Catur' Curatus Dominus] ohannes Griffyth Iconomi , Robertus Kinge Georgius Harte Parochiap.i . Robertus Tyrrey ,Robertus Mennys Henricus Harte Thomas Bourne

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Pen through where italics. , ~ -In this parish at Calehill the Catholic faith was pteserved from the end of the seventeenth century by,the Darell family. Two registers, dating from the end of the eighteenth century until the foundation of the present Catholic church, are preserved at St. Teresa's, Ashford. The Darell chapel in the parish church of Little Chart was unique in Kentl being, like the Fitzalan chapel at Arundel, a Catholic property within a church of th,e Establishment. Unfortunately both w~re destroyed by a flying bomb in 1944, and the remains of the Darell monuments are deposited for safe keeping in Charing church. The chapel is not to be confused with the chapel of the family attached to Calehill, which is no longer in Catholic hands. It William Darrell, scolaris,' adm. 3 Dec. 1546 (Cranmer, 402a). Resigned before 8 Dec. 1560, when Nicholas Champion succeeded him (Parker, 346b). William Darrell during the course of his career held no less than ten livings; Brenzett, Tenterden, Lenham, Little Hardres, Benenden, Monkton, Brookland, Chilharn, Brook, and a canonry at Canterbury. Of the last he was deprived before 16 Feb. 1579 (Grindal, 535a). l


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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} .... xx recipientium lll] et ffamilire infra diet,am ecclesiam parochialem - xxiiij' Die et anno [rest as Godmersham] Memorandum the are is no roode lofte, the glasse wyndowes non of the channcell are broken No sermons made bye the parson this yeare, the person did not serue the are this yeare but onelie vppon Christmas daye, the are is no patrone of the yearche. churche, no lightes before the roode, the sacrament is not set vpp the image of Oure I.adie was heare in tyme past Memorandum that Robert Tyrrie and Robert Mennys were herto sworne before the comyssioners at 'that yt appearithe they haue forfeytyd xx libri in not makinge the roode lofte and [f. 166r.] The patrone of the churche with other fournyture belonginge thearto ' Memorandum that Master George Dorrell Esquire dwellith theare whiche is the chefest place of his habitacion To make cleane the sealinge ofif4 over the aultare 1m mediatlie ' To 'sett vpp -the sacrament decentlie bye, Christmas and to prouyde fronntes for the altare aboue and benethe for the workingdaies of paynted clothe with the image of the crucyfixe~ and, for the holie daies of silke or seynon with curteynes before All ' Sainetes and to sett vpp the syde aultare with: t.oumyture bye the same daye [In left m,argin is', the .joUo'JR)ing "item: Memorandum they haue / " non~ but of tynne] To prouyde challice \yitIi a patten of siluer before Christmas, and that, tJ.1e curate say no more masse vn les he be prouyded of a challice bye the same tyme To prouyde a couer for the crysmatorie immediatlie and to kepe the same vnder 'locke ,and key Memorandum that in the corporas clothe were peces of singing bread but whether yt weare consecrated or no yf is not yet knowne ', prouyde a latten crosse non accordinge to the ffoote whiche they haue all redye before Christmas an image of Christe upon theire said crosse im mediatlie To prouyde a crosse staffe with a conuenyent banner bye Christmas

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To take perfect certyficat non what image stode for the patrone of the churche (f. 166v.] To repaire theire cope before Mychaelmas, and to prouyde the phannelles and the apparelles for the aubes immediatlie To prouyde a vestment non withe aubes for the woorkingdaies before Christmas To prouyde a locke non and a key for the fonnte be fore Mychaelmas and to kepe the same decent lie To prouyde a velenon with a c10uthe for the roode Marye and John before Lent To prouyde a banner and a streamernon before Rogation weeke with conuenyent staues To prouyde a payre of censors and a lampe before Allsainctes and to rep are the churche in glasinge and other reparations bye the same tyme and to amend the butlers* [sic] in the northe non syde bye mydsomer next To make vpp the roode lofte or a conuenyent bearne for the roode lighte bye Christmas To prouyde a couernon for the deske, a handbell and a spade by Mychaelmas [f. 167r.]

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Rectoria propriata ece1esiae Diui :Pauli London' Vicarius Dominus Johannes Spendloue.y. Curatus Dominus Step1!anus Singuldaye Ieonomi Richaraus Chambre Henricus Barrow Parochiani Richardus P6nnet Henricus Barrowe= Elstcm ยง Cristopheru$ aachell Johannes Scryrpsby Thomas Admay . Johannes Hurchyn Richardus Baldocke Numerus 'parochianorum sacramentum aItans}"'e reeipientium . . 11) et ffamilice infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - . c Die et anna ... atque mal'idauit.prout inferius habetur [rest as before] Ffirste yt is commanndid to prouyde non a conuenyent place to set the images of Sainct Peter and Paule in the sides of:t the sides of the aultare before Mychaelmas .y. See under Tenterden. Buttress.

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To prouyde a paxe of latten with the .image of ye crucyfixe before Mychaelmas, for they none [sic] but a gentIemanes armes, the whiche they are char ged to present whose armes yt is, the Weddsday after Mychaelmas . To kepe the crysmatorie vnder locke and key and prouyde a crossen on clouthe before Christmas of silke [f. 167v.] To prouyde a bygger portysse before All Sainctes and to amend theire best cope immedyatlye To prouyde a vele and a .clothe for the roode agaynste Lent, and a streamernon agaynste Rogation weke To prouyde a lampe,non a new paire of censors before All Sainctes, and the sealinge of the channcell non to be amen did, before this tyme To set vpp the sacramente decentlye before All Sainctes To repaire the vycaradge nOu house whiche is in de cay before Mydsomer and to prouyd a conve llyent holie water stopp of latten before All Sainctes To prouyde a bason nou and ·an ewer before All Sainctes and the bodye of churche and the churchyearde to be thoroughlye repayred To prouyde an honeste lynnen clouthe for the $yde altare non and to amend the bell ,that ys crasyd Memorandum the person rnakith no distribution [f. loSr.]

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.Reetor Dominu,s Thomas Langleyt Rectoria ex patronatu Thoma· Wotton Ieonornus Richard Eldstori Paroclii~:llli Christopherus Dive Georgius Hudson Christopher us Stonehouse Johannes Gennynge Anthonius Bray Willelmus Marsh.aJl Numerus p~rochianorum sacramentum altaris } "' xx .. t'mrn Vll) reelplen ~-----et ffamilice infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem [no number] Die et anno [rest as Godmersham] Ffirste yt is comanndid to set vpp the sacrament immediatelie, and a syde altare wich fur-non niture before All Sainctes

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To prouyde fronntes for the altare aboue and be nethe of silke or saye and courteynes to the same and tourteyne roddes before All Sainctes To prouyde towelles non for them that receive at Easter before that same tyme To prouyde a canapye nOn of sylke or sey with con venyent staues before Lent [f. 168v.] To prouyde a payre of candlestickes for the . altare of latten before All Sainctes To prouyde a crosse of lattyn with the image of Christe before Chryst mas and in the meanetyme to haue the image of the crucyfixe vppon the olde crosse To prouyde a crosse clouthe of sylke or sey before All Sainctes and make a conuenyent frame for the lighte of the sepulchre To prouyde a vestment with an aube bye Christe mas To proriyde a roode Marye and John of the stature appoynted and the patrone to be set vpp bye Easter To kepe the fonnte decentlye with locke and key and to 'prouyde a vele with clothes .for the roode Marye and John before Lent To prouyde banners and streamers . against Rogation weke . To prouyde a paire of censors and a lampe to burne before the sacrament, before All Sainctes To repaire the channcell in all 'poyntes be fore All Sainctes, and to repaire the churche in all tynibre-glasinge .and shingle before 'All Sainctes; [f. 169r.] To prouyde a deske with a couernon before All Saintes and a handble [sic] and a holie water stoppe at the doore bye the. same tyme' To prouyde .a bason non and an ewer before Easter [f. 169v.]

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Numerus parochianorum sacramentum altaris} .···xx recipientium Xlll] et familire infra dictam ecclesiam parochialem - Ix Die et anno [as beforeJ Ffirste yt is commanndid to take vpp the aultare stones that lye in the churche before Mychaelmas and to be set asyde till further ordre [sicJ be taken To set vp a sydenon altare with fournyture before All Sainctes ' To prouyde a fronnte non of sylke for the parte of the al tare with courteynes for the vpper parte of sylke and for the woorkingdaies a fronnte for the parte of the aultare of paynted clothe wythe the image of the cru cyfixe before Mychaelmas To kepe the crismatorye vnder locke and key [f. 170r.J To prouyde a corporasnon clouthe before Mychaelmas To prouyde a mete and convenyent paxe~ with the image of the crucyfixe immedyatlye, bye cause they haue none but a nakyd man with the xij sighnes = aboute hym To prouyde a canapie non of sylke with convenyent staues before Lent To prouyde a crosse of lattennon with the image of the crucyfixe before Christmas and in the meane tyme to haue a crosse with the image of Christe To prouyde a sepulchrenon with a conuenyent frame for the lights bye Christmas§ Easter To prouyde a vestmentnon with an aube for the wo orkingdaies before Christmas To prouyde a convenyent lighte before the roode bye All Sainctes To prouyde a vele non and a clothe for the imagies before Lent, and to prouyde a streamer before Rogation we eke To prouyde a payre of censors before All Sainctes an[d] a lampenon To amend the enclosure of the churcheyeardenon before Mychaelmas To repaire the channcellnon and the churche in stone woorke and buttressies before mydsomer and to prouyde a holie water stopp of lattyn beffore Mychaelmas [f. 170v.] To prouyde a couer for the deske before Mychaelmas and to prouyde a bason non and an ewer before Christmas Memorandum they had no sermons this twelue monethes

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