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A.D. 1548.

A.D. 1554.
Dom Thomas Jenett, Vic' p. Dom. Job. Lokkay, Vic' ibid. p.
Anthonie Swale.

Gard. Joh. Inchebald, p.
John Dicanson.

Thomas Byrdsall, o.
W. Munkton.

Leonardus Browne, p.
W. Reedman.

Thirley. Dom. Thomas Wise, Vic' recusavit Dom. Thomas Wythes, l'ic' ibid. solvere.

Rob. Barker, ibid. p.
Laurens Warde.

Gard. Thomas May, p.
Georgius Man.

Radulphus Kettlewell, .
Rub. Aschton.

Laurencius Warde, p.
Rob. Browne.

Thomas Wilkynson, p.

Ing. Stephanus Tylsley, p.

Dom. Nine Atkynson, cur p. Dom. Xpoferus Baldersbye, cur?

Georgius Skeroe.
Rob. Browne.
Rad. Scott.
Percevall Lambert.

Alverton Maliverey.
Mr. Thomas Maly veray.

curatus ibm. Dom. Joannes Hall

, recusavit. Gard. Henricus Withes, $.
Will. Burnell. 10

Georgius Thorpe, o.
Joannes Plumton de Marton (Marton super Moram.)"

Dom. Joh. Plumpton, cur ibid.
Joannes Horner de Roclif.12
Ric. Browne de Disforth.

(Bistffurth capella
John Wise.

parochie de Topcliff.)
Will. Keye.
Joh. Hudson.

Dom. Ric. Browne, cur de Dis-
Joh. Hare.


ibid. p.

super Moram.

Sum of goods 131. 6s. 2d. - John
Birnand of Knaresborough, Will dated
15 Feb., 1576, mentions his wife Anne
Burnand and his three children John,
Richard and Mary.

i This is apparently Marton cum Grafton.

8 John Lockay, instituted 20 Nov., 6 Edw. vi. (1552), on the death of the last vicar ; patron, the King ; Let. Pat. 5 Nov., 6 Edw. vi.; he appears at the Visitation of 1562.

9 Thomas Wythes, inst. 2 Nov., 1541, on the death of Richard Kuaresborough ; patrons, Peter Slingsby and Gregory May, for this turn by virtue of a grant made to them by Thos. Kent, Minister of the Monastery of S. Robert juxta Knaresborough. Peter Hartforthe, inst.

8 July, 1557 ; patron, Richard Huchon. son, esq. ; he appears at the Visitation of 1562.--On 30 Oct., 1568, administration to the goods of William Maswell, late of Whixley, Clerk, was granted to Richard his son. - William Atkinson, inst. 17 Feb., 1574, and Walter Ellis, 14 Jan., 30 Eliz. (1587-8).

10 William Burnand, or Byrnand, priest of the Chantry of Our Lady in the Church of Allerton Mauleverer ; see his Will ante.

" He appears at the Visitation of 1562.

12 John Horner was priest of the Chantry of Our Lady in the Chapel of Roecliffe.

13 This Richard Browne had been priest of the Northumberland Chantry

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A.D. 1548.

A.D. 1554.
John Mathew.

Dom. Rob. Marshall,14 Vic' ibid.
John Branton.

except' de Jur' capt Ebor? Rauf Man,

Jacobus Plummer, cur ibid.
Rob. Gilbertson, p.
Ric. Johnson, non.
Xpoferus Brigham, p.
Ric. Warde, D.
Joh. Erle, p.
Ric. Burnand, o.
Ric. Clerk, o.

Rob. Sympson, non.

Burton Leonard.
George Ward.

Thomas Gibson.
Will. Wynpten (?).

Rob. Browne, eger.
The following appear only in the Visitation of 1554 :-

Capella S. Cuthberti de
Gard. Will. Bowes, O.

Joh. Ovington, o.

Dom. Thomas Wilson, cur ibid. Ing. Joh. Shutt, d.

apud Gilling, Michaell Pereson, p.

Gard. Joh. Welle.

Joh. Pereson. Est Cowton capella parochie

de Gilling." Gard. Cuthbertus Pepper, p.

Eccl. B. Marie de Barton. Will. Glover, 0.

Dom. Rob. Wisehed, cur'.
Ing. Thomas Best, 0.

Petrus Mansell, o.
Will. Sykerw ham, .

Gard. Rob. Manfeld, 0.

| Gard. Thomas Wynspere, . Henricus Browne, .

Thomas Weysham, °.



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in Topcliffe Church, and at the same time the incumbent of the Chapel at Dishforth (Surt. Soc., 'vol. xci., p. 87, and vol. xcii.. pp. 479-480).

14 Robert Marshall was collated to the living 10 Jan., 1541-2 ; on his death he was succeeded by James Plumer (inst. 14 Oct., 1560), who had been curate from 1542 to 1660 ; he died in 1569 (Y. A. J. ix. 185). It will be seen that at the Visitation in 1548 the clergy of Aldborough did not appear. This vicarage was appropriated to the Dean and Chapter of York.

1. The clergy of these chapelries are given under Gilling. East Cowton is apparently a mistake for South Cowton

as Magna or East Cowton appears previously.

16 Thomas Wilson of Barton, clerkto be buried within the church of S. Cuthbert of Barton. To William Wilsoune 20s. To John Wilson of Mansfeld 40s., and to his son Thomas Wilson “a silver spoone and a brasse pot." Ralph Wilson, William Wilsone and his eldest daughter, John Barker, Margaret Wilson, William Best, Agnes Simpsone. Residue William Pearsone my cousin and executor. Witnesses, Sir Edward Pyckeringe, clerk, Thomas Gylle, John Sadler, Thomas Pearsone, John Hobsone, John Smythe, Henrye Hobson, dated 12 Sep., 1570, proved 26 Nov., 157-, by executors.



The letters here printed are taken from the Stowe MSS., which were purchased with the remainder of the Ashburnham collection a few years ago by the British Museum. All letters relating to Yorkshire have been copied. The first section extends over a period of eight years, and embraces the earlier years of the Restoration.

The earlier letters relate, as would be expected, to military matters, and refer to the arrangements which facilitated the Restoration. One of the correspondents was Colonel Charles Fairfax, an uncle of the Parliamentary General.

His near relationship to such an important person, and his position as Governor of the strongly-fortified town of Hull, made his concurrence in all military measures indispensable. Sir John Hotham, whose grandfather by his refusal when governor of Hull, to admit Charles into that town, was the first to overtly resist the royal authority, now, remembering his father's and grandfather's executions for their tardy adherence to the King's cause, reminds Fairfax that they both had the same object in view, the safety of the nation, and prays him to go hand-in-hand in prosecution of that cause. The well-known ingratitude of the Restoration Government to their adherents who had suffered during the Civil Wars, is well shown by No. V., where the widow of a Loyalist soldier, who had consistently adhered to the King's side, was compelled to content herself with a brief, or licence to beg, as a recompense for her husband's services as cannoneer under the Marquess of Newcastle at Hessay Moot and other places for several years, besides being wounded and imprisoned. The other letters contain no political allusions.

The Thoresby letters are chiefly concerned with mercantile matters. The two brothers, John Thoresby in Leeds, and George Thoresby in Newcastle, seem to have been partners

The genealogical notes are for the most part due to Mr. J. W. Clay, F.S.A.

in a kind of banking business, drawing bills on one another. Their financial operations extended as far as Edinburgh. A correspondent there, named Campbell, owed John Thoresby at Leeds 20li., which he was requested to pay to the brother at Newcastle. This Campbell effected by obtaining a bill for that amount, payable three days after sight, from Mr. Lermont of Edinburgh, drawn on a merchant at Newcastle, named Robert Huntley, but to prevent mishaps the bill was sent to a brother Scot, Robert Ker, who was living at the sign of the Groat Market in Newcastle. This transaction gives an example of the cumbrous method by which money was transmitted at that time. Although the Thoresbys were merchants, they never forgot that they claimed to belong to a family a member of which had once occupied the archiepiscopal throne at York. If we may trust the assertions in one letter (No. XIII.), George Thoresby unlawfully kept a pedigree of the family, belonging to a Mrs. Mitford, and had to be threatened with legal proceedings if he did not return it. The antiquity of the pedigree and the exactness in the intermarriages had already obliged the owners to go to law to recover it from previous borrowers.

The letters of Henry Gyles, the glass-painter, Sylvanus Morgan, the arms-painter, and William Lodge, the portraitpainter and engraver, introduce us into the small art circle then living at York. The letters of Gyles and Morgan are very dry and jejune, but those of Lodge and his mother make us regret that more of their correspondence has not been preserved. The picture presented, of perfect confidence between mother and son, is very pleasing. The son, though not yet nineteen, was already turning his thoughts to art. This fancy, and a desire to leave Cambridge for Oxford, as being more wholesome, made his mother very anxious. She wrote (No. XIV.), praying him not to harbour such foolish fancies, but to free himself from that unsettled humour, and employ his time in fitting himself for the Inns of Court. His answer has been lost, but a letter he wrote in reply to one from his mother, dated four months later, is preserved. Limning, as he terms it, was still his great interest, but he promises his mother that it shall only be a recreation an hour after dinner, and so no hindrance, but rather a furtherance of things of greater concernment, meaning, no doubt, his university and law studies. However, in the long run,


art was triumphant. It would be interesting to know whether the cousin Lambert, whose directions in art he desired to secure, was any relation of the well-known General Lambert, who solaced his long hours of imprisonment with painting. Lodge's preference for burning his shins with his lass over his mother's fire with toast and ale, to going to chapel every cold morning before six o'clock, sometimes unbuttoned, and with loose kneestrings, will be shared by modern undergraduates, though the hours for chapel are far more reasonable now.



APRIL 15, 1660.

(Stowe MSS., Vol. 744, p. 38.) May it please yol hono",

I received the inclosed from my Coll: ye last night wth a command to transmitt ye same to you wth all speed, wth wch I shall make bold to acquaint you that I shall be very carefull to returne ye money becomeing due to all such sicke and lame souldiers as formerly belonged to these companyes wch yo' honor either haue or shall entertaine, and in case you haue not vacansies sufficient for them all att present, if you be pleased to send up twenty or thirty marching men hither, by wch meanes you may make rome for ye other. You will thereby perpetually obleige

Yor most humble and
faithfull servant

Ra: Waterhouse. Yorke ye 15th of

Aprill, 60. I thought good to acquaint yor honor that ye enclosed came open to

my hands.

Dorso :-For the honorable Coll: Charles

Fairfax, Governor of Hull.

These humbly present.”



(Ibid., p. 40.) SF, I haue receiued a commission from the Council of State for a regiment of the militia horse to be raised in this county, which the

2 The seal bears the Waterhouse arms, or a pile engrailed sable. Charles Fairfax was uncle of the great Lord Fairfax, and Governor of Hull in 1660. Died at

Menston and buried at Otley, Dec. 22, 1673. The Restoration was in progress at this time. Charles II. entered London on May 29.

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