« PreviousContinue »
publicly on Whitsun Day, June 9, 1549. Derived as it was from the ancient Liturgies, the Daily Services stood as they had done in the Breviary, with this difference, that the people possessed them in the vernacular. Though these reforms had been ordered by Edward VI. in Council
, under the authority of the Will of Henry VIII., and had received the fullest consideration of Convocation, the Puritan party, led on by foreign Protestants, whom the King had advanced to chairs of Theology at Cambridge and Oxford, immediately opposed them, the result of this interference being the suppression of the First Prayer Book and the issue of the Second (November 1, 1552). Of this latter, it may be said to have hardly come into use, Edward having died July 6, 1553, and the accession of Mary having brought the Roman party again into power. Under such varied conditions it is, at the first glance, surprising to find that most of the incumbents retained their benefices at the Visitation of 1554, aided in many cases by the same Church wardens and inquisitores as at the earlier date. It would be unfair to attribute this state of affairs to ignorance or indifference. The Convocation of York had, during the reign of Henry VIII., concurred with the Southern province in the solemn renunciation of the Papal supremacy, and, therefore,
be supposed that those who adhered to the “Old Learning" rested contentedly in the positions to which they had been called, while those who inclined to the “New Learning” were willing to occupy the place of inquirers only, the time to dogmatize not having arrived, and thus they too remained, with the full approval of their consciences. Probably the strain was beginning to make itself felt when the later Visitation was held, and a pursuance of the history of the Archdeaconry through the next six years would shew a very marked difference. The latter part of the year 1548 witnessed the dissolution of the Yorkshire Chantries, the alienation of their lands, and the ejection from employment of their clergy; in the lists for that year the chantry priests are found presenting themselves with the parochial clergy, and I am able in many instances to give the last disposition made by them of their small worldly belongings.”
5 The notes from the wills, &c., are now for the first time printed ; the wills
of some of the clergy mentioned will be found in vol. xxvi., Surtees Society.
Welle, procur Pickhall.
. 20 0
6 Procurations were sums of money paid yearly by the inferior clergy to the Bishop or Archdeacon for the charges of visitation, and were anciently made by obtaining victuals and other provisions, but the demands of these in kind being thought to be exorbitant and complaints being made of this abuse to provincial and national synods, it became at last the universal rule to pay a fixed sum in
money instead. This list was evidently transcribed into the Visitation book from an earlier copy by some person to whom the local names were unfamiliar; its source was probably "The old Leiger or Voucher of the Archdeaconry of Richmond," vide Reg. Hon. de Richmond, App., p. 72.
7 Vide a decree of the Court of General Surveyors, 11 Feb., 35 Hen. viii. (1544), D. K. Rep. 13, p. 182.
A.D. 1554. Mr. Leonardus Watson, Rector Dom. Leonardus Watson, Rector ibid. 0.8
ibid.' Dom. Johannes More. 10
Johes More, p."
Will. Loftehouse, $."
Joh. Brockehold, o.
Will. Walker, ex.
Richard Walker, ex.
Thomas Sadler, p.
Rob. Redshawe. 16
Gard. Jacobus May, 0.
Leonardus Esteby, $.
Simon Heghington, D.
Radulphus Cowling, p.
Radulphus Gower, p.
Inq. Arthurus Johnson, p.
Carolus Johnson, Q.
Joh. Taisdaile, o
8 The sign o doubtless signifies per. sonaliter, non that the person in question did not appear, and exd, that he was excused. It is difficult to suggest the meaning of no m', which usually stands for nullo modo, which words do not appear to make sense.
9 Edward Gretehed was instituted 29 Sep., 1554, patron the King and Queen, Let. Pat. 15 Aug., 1 & 2 P. & M. ; Anthony Ford, A.M., 16 July, 1569; Nicholas Stowell, A.M., 5 Feb., 1573 ; Edmund Sothbie, 27 May, 1583, and Anthony Johnson, A.M., 11 May, 1585.
10 John More was Chantry priest at the Altar of Our Lady in Richmond Church, and also Master of the Grammar School, buried 6 Dec. 1571. He made his will 1 Sep., 1570; desires to be buried in Richmond Church "of the west side of the fount." To John Marshall, my nephew, messuages and lands in Thirske. My friends, William Pepper, gent., Bartholomew Slinger and Robert Smelt, yeomen, all his lands, &c. in Richmond, to take the rents for 10 years for the advancement of the marriages of the eight daughters of my nephew John Marshall, to each of them £10 at mar. riage or 21, and after such 10 years to the use of John Marshall and [blank] his son and heir with remainders over.
And, wife of Robert Bishopbridge, £10, and to his youngest daughter, “begotten of my neise,” £8. Cousin Dorothy Walker, towards advancement of herself in marriage, £10. Cousin John Walker, to bring him up in learning, £10. Thomas Nicolls, Ralph Husband. Proved 6 May, 1572, by William Pepper and Bartholomew Slinger.
11 John Brockell was the last incumbent of the Chantry of S. Anne in Richmond Church. His will, dated 20 June, 1558, is printed in Surt. Soc., vol. xxvi.
12 William Lofthouse was Chaplain to the Guild of S. John in Richmond, buried in the Church 16 Jan. 1561-2, Will pr. 6 April, 1562. Surt. Soc., vol. xxvi. He and Mason were brethren of the Grey Friars at Richmond, and were among those who signed the deed of surrender of that Priory, 19 Jan., 30 Hen. viii
, (1538-9), D. K. Rep. 8, p. 38.
13 Gabriel Lofthouse of Richmond Chapleyne, Will dated 4 Aug., 1552, to be buried in Richmond Church, Το William Dowker and to Agnes, his wife, 208.; to the four children, to every one of them, 20d. Godsons Gabriel Whitwell and Thomas Dowe; Goddaughters Anda Convers and Jen Willans. To every priest dwelling within the town of Richmond for singing or saying “such suffragies as
A.D. 1554. Mr. Will. Burry, Vic' ibid. • pro- Mr. Will. Burrye, Vic' ibid. p." cur' 8d.
Dom. Edwardus Pikering, curi . Dom. Edwardus Pickering, .
Thomas Smyth de Hutton, . Radulphus Apulbye, d.
Thomas Gibson de Forcet, p. Radulphus Heghley, p.
Georgius Smythson de Cow. Thomas Gibson, p.
ton, no mo. 19 Thomas Smyth, 0.
Joh. Betson de Eriom, no mo
Gard. Will. Johnson, ex'
Joh. Nicoll, o.
Jacobus Carter, o. Antonius Rutter de Ber- Ing. Thomas Apulgarth, $ ex' forth, p.
Will. Walker, ex'
Will. Hutchenson, ex'
Egidius Ellerbek, p ex'
Will. Ayre. ar appoynted by the Kings majesties Cousin Peter Hutchinson of the Skaylles proceedings to be song or said for the and his wife, Francis Mansell, Dorothie souls departed, 8d.” Agnes Hogill, Sir Hutchinson, daughter of my Thomas Sadler, Jene Jayke, Anne Thom. My brother Rowland Hutchinson's wife, son. To Sir John Taylior a "wod Mrs. Heighinton, wife of Robert Heighinspone tipped with silver," —Sir John ton, late of Richmond. My host, Robert More. To Lowik wife, 6d. Anne Jak- Bende of Richmond, and his wife. To son and Anne, her daughter, Rowland
ople • all my colles," Robert Jakson's wife, Michael Waysdell's wife, Warde of Richmond the elder, Margaret, James Close's wife, Elsabeth Noble. wife of Charles Heighinton, Resinue to brother Sir William Lofthus Hutchinson, my brother Rowland's and to Christopher Cooke, my sister's daughter. Residue to Hutchinson son, and they executors. Charle Johnson and my cousin John Knype of Halnabye, and Sir Arthur Tailior, supervisors. my executors. Overseers Witnesses, Rauff Bynewray, Richard of Richmond and Robert Hodshonė. Pri Bynks, Rauf Cowling and James Close. 20 Nov., 1588, by John Knype. Pr. 27 Sep., 1552, by the executors.
15 It seems probable that he was subse14 Cuthbert Hutchenson resigned the quently appointed vicar of Pickhill-Sir living of Hauxwell in 1543 and died in Thomas Saddelar, vicar of Pycoll, by his 1554; his will, formerly in the Richmond Will 10 April, 1564, desires to be buried registry, has disappeared, but the follow- in the Church erthe of Pycoll. To ye ing may help to throw light upon bis Ryght worschope full mayster Mychaell lineage. 29 July, 1588, Christopher Wandysforthe 108. To Mayster parson Hutchinson of Richmond, Clarke (whose Wandysforth wome I make supervisor name appears in the Visitation of 1562] 10s. To Sir John Dyxson my best gowne, to be buried
marble stone my lymbecke and my stellatorye. To wheare Sir Cuthbert Hutchinson Iyeth Sir Rauf Smythe my best hatt. To in the middle allie within the parishe Thomas Saddelar of Burneston 12d. To church of Richmond
Peter Richard Carlton of Snape 12d. Residue Hutchinson “ of the skaylles” my house to executors Michaell Sadler, my brother's or chanı ber wherein I dwell in Rich- son, and John Wylson, my host. Witmond “in a str.
the said howse nesses, Th. Saddelar of Burneston, and or chamber, unto the said Christopher Rychard Carlton of Snape, and John condicionallie that
his father Dixson, clerk. Inventory made by John or the executors of the said Peter pay to Raper, William Coke, Christopher RawJohn Hutchinson
and to lyng and George Newstede. the two daughters of John Hutchinson 16 The testamentary disposition of of Hulnabye 20s. each. My brother
My brother Richard Hutchin- 17 For notes 17, 18, and 19, see next son, To John Hutchinson of Halnaby e age.
Gard, Will. Nicolson.
Ing. Xpoferus Cook.
Langton super Swale. Mr. Will. Mountforth, Rector ibid. Mr. Willmus Mountforth, a Rector o procur. 8d.
ibid. 0 procur Dom. Gilb. Herrison, o.
Dom. Gilb. Herrison, cur' ibid. Gard. Rauf Paicok.
Gard. Ric. Kirkby, $.
Joh. Greth'm, p.
Ing. Joh. Wilson, .
. o Ric. Langdall.
Will. Bell, o.
Robert Redshaw, 1558-9, formerly among the Richmond records, cannot now be found. He is apparently identical with the person of this name who appears in the Visitation of 1548 at Well; the same name appears under Great Ouseburn-he was probably a pluralist.
17 The Chapelries dependent upon the parish of Gilling were South Cowton, Barton, Hutton Longvillers, Eryholm and Forcett.
18 William Berry was succeeded by Cuthbert Thompson, inst. 15 Jan., 1562. On the 24 May, 1 Mary (1554), by Letters patent, William Berye, S.T.B. was appointed Master of the Hospital of S. Nicholas justa Richmond. Roger Blackburn was inst. to Gilling 27 July, 1580. William Barker on 5 Sep., 1585.
19 Vide Will of Edmund Smythson, curate of Eryholme-on-Tees, 1565. Surt. Soc., vol. xxvi. In 1548 he was priest of the Chantry in the Chapel of South Cowton. Surt. Soc., vol. xcii., p. 494.
20 He was no doubt one of the ancient family of Montford of Hackforth in the adjacent parish of Hornby. Peter Glenton, inst. 31 July, 1558 ; patrons, William Fetherstonbaugh, Roland Ellis, and John Hardie of York diocese, for this time by grant from Nicholas Girling. ton. George Pibus, inst. 7 April, 1559, on the death of Peter Glenton ; patron, Simon Conyers, esq.
Thomas Scott, inst. 3 Dec., 29 Eliz. (1586), and on his death succeeded by Ralph Chater, A.M., who was inst. 16 June, 1598; patron, John Girlington of Hackford, esq.