Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Alice Benden and other martyrs10. Examinations of Matthew Plaise11. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs12. Ambrose13. Richard Lush14. Edmund Allen15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. Priest's Wife of Exeter49. The Final Five Martyrs50. John Hunt and Richard White51. John Fetty52. Nicholas Burton53. John Fronton54. Another Martyrdom in Spain55. Baker and Burgate56. Burges and Hoker57. The Scourged: Introduction58. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax59. Thomas Greene60. Bartlett Greene and Cotton61. Steven Cotton's Letter62. James Harris63. Robert Williams64. Bonner's Beating of Boys65. A Beggar of Salisbury66. Providences: Introduction67. The Miraculously Preserved68. William Living69. Edward Grew70. William Browne71. Elizabeth Young72. Elizabeth Lawson73. Christenmas and Wattes74. John Glover75. Dabney76. Alexander Wimshurst77. Bosom's wife78. Lady Knevet79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Edward Benet85. Jeffrey Hurst86. William Wood87. Simon Grinaeus88. The Duchess of Suffolk89. Thomas Horton 90. Thomas Sprat91. John Cornet92. Thomas Bryce93. Gertrude Crockhey94. William Mauldon95. Robert Horneby96. Mistress Sandes97. John Kempe98. Thomas Rose99. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers100. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth101. The Unprosperous Queen Mary102. Punishments of Persecutors103. Foreign Examples104. A Letter to Henry II of France105. The Death of Henry II and others106. Justice Nine-Holes107. John Whiteman108. Admonition to the Reader109. Hales' Oration110. Cautions to the Reader111. Snel112. Laremouth113. William Hunter's Letter
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Q. Mary. Persecution in London Dioces. XXij. Prisoners. Boners Letter.

Marginalia1557. March.that I might recite this bargayne before Maister Archdeacon, and pay the money, that is, xlvj. shillynges viij. pence. Wherfore they should then go forth with me vnto Colchester, and on Wedenisday before three of the clocke in the mornyng receiue there at my hand within the Castell, and Mote Hall, MarginaliaXXij. poore prisoners in bondes for Christ and his worde.fourten men, and eight women, ready bounde with giues and hempe, and driue, cary, or leade and fede with meate and drinke, as heretickes ought to bee founde continually, vnto such tyme that the sayd William and Thomas, shall cause the sayd xxij. persons for to be deliuered vnto my Lord of Londons Officers, and within the safe keepyng of my sayd Lord, and then to bryng vnto me agayne the sayd Giues, with a perfect tokē, of, or frō my said Lord, and then this couenaunt is voide, or els. &c.

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Maister Bendlowes sayd vnto me in my Lord of Oxenfordes Chamber at the Kynges head, after I had sayd Masse before the Lordes, that on the morrow after Holy Roode day, when we shall meete at Chelmesford for the diuision of these landes, I thinke Maister Archdeacon, you, and Maister Smith shalbe fayne to ride with certaine of the Iury to those porcions and manours in your part of Essex, and in like case deuide our selues, to treade and view the grounde with the Quest, or els I think the Quest wil not labour the matter, and so do you saye vnto Maister Archdeacon.

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MarginaliaAlice Wallice bigge with child. one of the 9, women promiseth to recant.Alyce the wife of William Walleys of Colchester, hath submitted herselfe, abiured her erroneous opinions, asked absolution, promised to do her solemne penaunce in her Parish Churche at Saint Peters on Sonday next, and to continue a Catholicke and a faythfull woman, as long as GOD should send her life. And for these couenauntes, her husband standeth bound in fiue pounde. Which Alyce is one of the nine womē of this your Indenture: and that she is bigge with child. MarginaliaA cure well serued.Wherfore she remayneth at home, and this done in the presence of the Bayliffes, Aldermen, and townclarke. And for that Maister Browne was certified, there was no Curate at Lexdon, hee inquired who was the Farmer. The aunswere was made: Syr Fraunces Iobson. Who is the Parson? They of the Questmen aunswered, Syr Roger Gostlow. Whē was he with you? Not these fourten yeares. How is your Cure serued? Now and then. Who is the patron? My Lord of Arundell. And within short tyme after Syr Frances Iobson came with great curtesie vnto my Lord Darcies place. And of all Gentlemen about vs I saw no more come in. Sir Robert Smith 

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Robert Smith was an alias of John Pullain, the ex-rector of St Peter Cornhill in London (see 1563, p. 1605). Pullain had gone into hiding in Colchester with his pregnant wife. Although under Marian law Pullain's marriage had no validity as he was a cleric, he had not abandoned his wife. Pullain had been active in preaching heresy in London and the privy council sent orders to Colchester for his arrest. But Kingston is having to report to Bonner that Pullain had eluded capture. Pullain's wife would deliver a daughter, named Faith, and the Pullains would flee into exile, reaching Geneva (Garrett, Marian Exiles).

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Priest, sometyme Chanon of Bridlington, now Curate of Appledore, in the wild  
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The Weald.

of Kent, came to Colchester the. 28. day of August with his wife bigge with child, of late diuorced, taken on suspition, examined of the Lordes, and M. Browne told me that they haue receiued letters frō the counsell, for the attachment of certaine persons, and especially of one Priest, MarginaliaM. Pullen layde for.whose name is Pullen (but his right name is Smith) doubtyng this Priest to be he the sayd Pullen, although neither hee nor his wife would confesse the same. Wherfore he lyeth still in prison, but surely this is not Pullen. If it please your Lordshyp to haue in remembraunce, that the housholders might be compelled to bryng euery man his owne wife to her owne seate in the Church in tyme of Diuine seruice, it would profite much. And also there be yet standyng Hospitals and other of like foundation about Colchester, whiche I haue not knowen to appeare at any visitation, as the Maister and Lazars of Mary Magdalene in Colchester, the Proctour of Saint Katherines Chappell in Colchester, the Hospitall or Beadhouse of the foundatiō of Lord H. Marney, in Laremarney, the Hospitall and Beadmen of little Horksley. Thus presumyng of your Lordshyps goodnesse, I am more then bold euer to trouble you, with this worldly busines, beseechyng almighty God to send your honorable Lordshyp a condigne reward.

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From Eastthorp this present xxx. of August.

We founde a Letter touchyng the Mariage of Priestes in the handes of the aforesayd Syr Robert Smith. Also I desired Maister Browne the doer of all thyngs, MarginaliaMaister Browne doer of all thinges. to require the audience to bryng in their vnlawfull writynges and bookes. Who asked me if I had proclaymed the Proclamation. And I sayd, yea. Then hee sayd openly on the Bench, that they should be proclaymed euery quarter once. And then take the Constables and Officers, and they alone take and punish the offenders, accordingly.

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¶ By your poore Beadman,
Iohn Kyngston, Priest.

¶ An Indenture made betwene the Lordes and Iustices within specified, and Boners Commissary, concernyng the deliuery of the prisoners aboue named.

MarginaliaIndenture betwene the Iustices and Boners Cōmissary, for receauing of prisoners.THis Indenture made the. xxix. day of August, in the third & fourth yeares of the raignes of our soueraigne

Lord and Lady Phillip and Mary by the grace of God K. and Queene of England, Spayne, Fraunce, both Cicils, Ierusalem, and Ireland, defenders of the fayth, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Burgundye Myllayn and Brabant, Counties of Hasburgh, Flaunders, and Tiroll, betwene the ryght honourable Lord, Iohn de Veere, Erle of Oxēford, Lord hygh Chamberlaine of England, Thomas Lord Darcy of Chiche, Henry Tirel Knight, Anthony Brown, the Kyng and Queenes Maiesties Sergeaunt at lawe, William Bendelowes, Sergeaunt at law, Edmund Tirel, Richard Weston, Roger Appleton, Esquiers, Iustices of Ooyer, and determiner, and of the peace, with the sayde Countye of Essex, to be kept of the one party, and Iohn Kyngston clerke Bacheler at law, Commissary to the Bishop of London of the other party, witnesseth that MarginaliaThe names of Christes prisoners persecuted.Robert Colman of Walton in the County of Essex labourer, Iohn Winseley of Horsley Magna in the sayd County, Spinster, Steuen Glouer of Raylye, in the County aforesayd, Glouer, Richard Clerke of much Holland in the sayd County Mariner, William Munt of much Bently, in the sayde County, husbandmā, Tho. Winseley of much Horseley in þe sayd County, Sawyer, Margaret Field of Ramesey, in the sayd County Spinster: Agnes Whitlocke of Douercort, in the sayd Countye, Spinster, Alice Munt 

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William Mount, his wife Alice, and her daughter Rose Allen, along with William Bongeor and Ellen Ewring, would be re-arrested in Colchester and burned there on 2 August 1557 (see 1563, pp. 1604-11; 1570, pp. 2198-202;1576, pp. 1898-1900 and 1583, pp. 2003-09).

of much Bentley in the sayd County, Spinster, Rose Allyn of the same towne and Countye, Spinster, Richard Bongeor of Colchester in the sayd County Corier, Richard Atkin of Halsted in the sayd County, Weauer, Robert Barcocke of Wiston, in the county of Suffolke, Carpenter, Richard George of Westbarhoult, in the Countye of Essex, laborer, Rich. Iolley of Colchester in the sayd Countye, Mariner, Thomas Feeresanne 
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Thomas Feerefanne was the son of Joan Dybney, who had fled from Colchester after she narrowly eluded arrest and joined the English protestant congregation at Aarau, just outside Geneva (Laquita M. Higgs, Godliness and Governance in Tudor Colchester [Ann Arbor, MI: 1998], p. 224). Joan's father-in-law, Thomas Dybney, was a Colchester alderman summoned before the privy council because of his evangelical beliefs.

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of the same towne and County, Mercer, Robert Debnam late of Dedham, in the sayd County, Weauer, Cicely Warren of Cocksal in the sayd Countye, Spinster, Christian Peper widow, of the same towne and County, Allin Simpson, Elene Euring, 
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William Mount, his wife Alice, and her daughter Rose Allen, along with William Bongeor and Ellen Ewring, would be re-arrested in Colchester and burned there on 2 August 1557 (see 1563, pp. 1604-11; 1570, pp. 2198-202;1576, pp. 1898-1900 and 1583, pp. 2003-09).

Alice the wife of William Wallies of Colchester, Spinster, and William Bōgeor of Colchester in the sayd County, Glasier, beyng indited of Heresy, are deliuered to the sayd Iohn Kingston clerke, Ordinary to the Byshop of London, accordyng to the statute in that case prouided.

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In witnes wherof to the one part of this Indenture, remaynyng with the sayd Erle, Lorde, and other the Iustices, the sayd Ordinary hath set to his hand and seale, and to the other part remaynyng with the sayd Ordinary, the sayd Erle, Lord, and other the Iustices haue set to their seuerall handes & seales, the day and yeares aboue written. MarginaliaThe names of the persecutors.

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Oxenford.
Thomas Darcy.
Henry Tyrell.
Antony Browne.
William Bendelowes.
Edmund Tyrell.
Richard Weston.
Roger Appleton.

These xxij. aforesayd prisoners thus sent from Colchester to London, were brought at length to B. Boner. As touching the order and maner of theyr commyng and bryngyng, þe sayd Boner him selfe writeth to Cardinall Poole, as you shal heare.

¶ A letter of B. Boner to Cardinall Poole.

MarginaliaB. Boners Letter to Cardinall Poole, concerning the xxij. prisoners aforesayd.MAy it please your good grace with my most humble obedience, reuerence, and duetie, to vnderstand that going to London vppon Thursday last, and thinkyng to be trobled with M. Germaines matter onely, & such other cōmon matters as are accustomed, enough to wery a right strōg body, I had the day following to cōfort my stomacke with all letters from Colchester, that eyther that day, or the day following I should haue sent thence xxij. heretickes, indited before the Commissioners, and in deede so had & compelled to beare their charges as I did of the other, whiche both stoode me aboue xx. nobles, a sūme of mony that I thought ful euil bestowed. And these heretickes, notwithstandyng they had honest catholicke keepers to conduct & bryng thē vp to me, and in al the way from Colchester to Stratford of the Bow, dyd go quietly, and obediently, yet commyng to Stratford, they began to take hart of grace & to do as pleased them selues, for there they began to haue their garde, which generally encreased til they came to Algate, where they were lodged Friday night. And albeit I tooke order that the sayd heretickes shoulde be with me very early on Saterday mornyng, to the entent they myght quietly come and be examined by mee, yet it was betwene x. and xi. of the clock before they would come, and no way would they take but through Cheape syde, so that they were brought to my house with about a thousande Persons. Whiche thyng I tooke very straunge and spake to Syr Iohn Gressam then beyng with me, to tell the Maior and the Shrieffes

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