Henry Machyn's Diary 1550

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Henry Machyn's Diary 1550 August

04 Aug 1550. The imperfect paragraph with which the Manuscript now begins relates to the funeral of Sir Thomas Wriothesley (deceased), Earl of Southampton, K,G. who died on the 31st July 1550, and was buried on the 4th of August at St. Andrew's, Holborn [Map], Sir John Hoper, priest, preaching at his funeral, - Strype, Memorials, fol. 1721, ii<. (283).

Note. Thomas Wriothesley, earl of Southampton. The first person noticed by our funereal chronicler was one of the most remarkable men of his age: one who had attained the summit of the law, and who was aspiring to the summit of the state. The historian Carte attributes his death to mortified ambition, and so does Lord Campbell in his recent Lives of the Chancellors: on this part of his history see the Archaeologia, vol. xxx. p. 468.

It should be remarked that, though the body of the earl of Southampton was at first buried in Saint Andrew's Holborn, it was afterwards removed to Tichfield [Map] in Hampshire, where a sumptuous monument with his effigy still exists. There is a fine portrait of him in Chamberlain's Holbein Heads.

04 Aug 1550. .... and dyd there .... prest, and there was hys standard borne, and the ... then came ys banurs of armes and the clarkes and pr[estes, and then] the haroldes a v, one carehyng ys elmet, anodur ... with the garter, and anodur ys sword, and anodur ys crest, then came the cors with iiij baner of armes, then mo[urners] for hym a c powre men havyng gownes of manty[lle fryse] and ther was a grett dolle of monay and after a grett [dinner] and iiij banars rolles of armes borne a-bowt the body.

27 Aug 1550. The xxvij day of August was bered sir Wylliam [Locke knight] (deceased) and alderman and late shreyfF of London, and bered [at St.] Thomas of Acurs, and a-ffor hym whent a Ix pore men in mo[urning] gowns and whytt stayffes in ther handes ij and ij to-gether; [after] them the standard, and then mornars, and then came a .. with odur mornars, and then the clarkes and prestes, and then [a herald] with ys cott armor, target, elmet, sword, and then the corse [with] penons of armes borne a-bowt hym, and the stret [was] hangyd with blake and armes a-pone the cloth, and ther [was a] dolle of monay, and a grett denner as I have be hat.

Note. Funeral of alderman sir William Locke. He was a member of the Mercers' company, and sheriff of London in 1548. Not living to be lord mayor, he died "in his howsse in Bow lane the xxiiijth of August in the 4. of Edward the 6, and buryed 27. day of the same mounth in the Mercers' cherche St. Thomas of Acres." MS. Harl. 897, f. 15. Stowe notes "Locke his armes in the windowes" of that church. Lady Locke died on the 5th Dec. 1551; and the imperfect funeral in p. 12 perhaps belongs to her. See an historical account of the Locke family in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1792, vol. LX. p. 799; also Lord King's Life of Locke, and the Autobiography of sir John Bramston, where at p. 9 are some traditional anecdotes of sir William Locke (but for 1530 read 1533).

Henry Machyn's Diary 1550 September

01 Sep 1550. The ffurst day of September was bered the good [lady] the contes of Hamtun (deceased), sum tyme the wyff of sir Wyllam [Fitz] Wylliam , lord of the Preve-selle, and ded and bered att Farnham with mony mornars and harolds, and a-bowt the corse iiij banars of armes, and then the cheyff mornars sir Garves Clyfftun (age 34) knyght and sir Antony Browne (age 21), with odur, and a gret dener.

Note. Funeral of the countess of Hampton. Mabel daughter of Henry lord Clifford, and sister to Henry first earl of Cumberland. Her husband William Fitz William, earl of Southampton, K.G. died without issue in 1543, and was buried at Midhurst in Sussex. Strype, Mem. vol. ii. p. 283, has appended this lady's funeral to the particulars he had taken from our Diary of the funeral of the first earl of Southampton of the Wriothesleys (as mentioned in p. 1). "And Sept. 1," he says, "his Lady and Widow was buried at Farnham: Who had sometime been the wife of sir William FitzWilliams, Lord Privy Seal to King Henry VIII." — evidently unaware that sir William Fitz William had also been earl of Southampton, and that it was from the lady's union with him that she acquired the title of countess, and not from sir Thomas Wriothesley, to whom she was not related.

Henry Machyn's Diary 1550 October

23 Oct 1550. The xviij day of October was bered Juge Hynde (deceased) in sant Donstones parryche in the whest [Map], with standard, cot, elmet, sword, and penon, target, and a harold, and Juges ij and ij to-gether, and then serjantes of coyffe ij and ij together, and then clarkes syngyng, and my lade Hynde dyd make anodur standard, and a cote armur, and a penon, and a elmet, and target, and sword, to be had at the moynthe myn[d] in the contrey for hym, and a grett dolle of monay and of mett and drynk, and gownes to the pore; for ther was myche a doo ther for hym.

Note. Funeral of judge Hynde. Sir John Hynde, made a serjeant at law 1535, a judge of the Common Pleas 1546. When Nicholas Charles surveyed the church of St. Dunstan's in the West, the armorial insignia of sir John Hynde (made by our diarist) were remaining over his tomb: see them described in Collectanea Topogr. et Geneal. 1837, vol. iv. p. 100. Nicholas Charles was wrong in styling him "Chief Justice of the Common Pleas."

After 23 Oct 1550. The next paragraph belongs to another funeral: the beginning of which is lost. .... gayffe unto xiij powre men xiij gowns .... yffe having a bage of bokeram logent-fassyon .... gold, with prestes and clarkes, with a pennon of ys armes .... tes of armes, and hangyd with blake and schochyons of the .. with a harold beyryng ys cott in ys armes.

Henry Machyn's Diary 1550 November

17 Nov 1550. The xvij day of November was bered the old contesse [of Derby] (age 65), bered at Collam, sir Edward Hastyngs behyng her se-- unfinished.

Note. Funeral of the countess of Derby, Anne, daughter of Edward lord Hastings and Hungerford, and sister to George first earl of Huntingdon of that name, was married (before 1503, when her eldest son John was buried at St. James's, Garlick Hill) to Thomas Stanley, second earl of Derby, who died at his house at Colham in the parish of Hillingdon, Middlesex, May 23, 1521, and was buried in the neighbouring monastery of Syon. She was the mother of Edward third earl of Derby (age 41). It is stated in Collins's Peerage (edit. 1812, iii. 69) that she was married secondly to John Ratcliffe, lord Fitzwalter, but that is impossible, for he died in 1495. Sir Edward Hastings (age 29), who attended her funeral, afterwards lord Hastings of Loughborough and K.G., was her nephew. The The word se-- left imperfect was probably sectur (executor).

18 Nov 1550. The xviij day of November was bered M. Heys, he .... of London, in the parryche of saynt Peter's, in Cornhylle ... awllter with the feyleshyp of the Clarkes of London.

19 Nov 1550. The xix day of November was buried my lade Jude, ma[yress] of London, and wyff of sir Androw Jude (age 58), mayr of London, and bered in the parryche of saynt Ellen in Bysshope-gatt stret, for he gayff mony, gownes, and to the powre men and women ij C. gownes of mantyll ... and the Clarkes of London had the beryng of my lade, and then came ... with ij harolds a-for with iiij baners a-bowt her borne, and after my [lord] mayre and ys bredurne, and alle the stret and the chyrche wher hangyd with blake and with schochyons of ther armes, and a gret dolle and a grett [dinner.]

24 Nov 1550. The xxiiij day of November was bered the nobulle ca[ptayn] ser James Wylfford knyght, sum tyme captayn in Franse and .... and ded at the Cruchydffrers, and was cared to beryng from [thence] unto lytyll saynt Bathellmuw besyd sant Antonys, with a standard, a penon, and a harold carehyng the cott armur, and mony m [ourners], and bered in the sam tombe that ys grett unckulle M. James [Wylfford]. Ther was at ys bereyng my lord Gray and the Wylfford ... captaynes, and the company of the Clarkes. Mylles Coverdalle (age 62) dyd [preach].

Note. Funeral of sir James Wylford. The blank in this passage may be filled up with "Scotland." See the Memoirs of Lord Grey of Wilton, by Sir Philip Egerton, p. 47. Sir James Wilford was knighted by the duke of Somerset after the taking of Leith, Sept. 28, 1547. Holinshed also mentions the circumstance of his being taken prisoner at Dunbar in 1549, by a Gascoigne of the country of Basque called Pellicque, "that won no smal commendation for that his good happe, in taking such a prisoner, whose name for his often approved prowes was so famous among the enimies." This noble captain was of a city family, which had buried for some generations at St. Bartholomew the Little. James Wilford, taylor, one of the sheriffs 1499, founded by will a sermon there on Good Friday for ever. John Wilford, merchant-taylor, alderman, was buried there 1544. (Stowe.)

30 Nov 1550. The xxx day of November was bered Crystoffer Machyn, Marchand-tayllor, in the parryche of saynt James, and brodur [of] Henry Machyn: the compeny of Marchand-tayllers behyng at ys berehyng, and the compeny of the Clarkes syngyng, and ... Maydwell dyd pryche for hym,-the iiij yer of K. E. vjt.