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. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. 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. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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Agnes of Rome (St Agnes)

(d. early C4) [Catholic Encyclopedia]

Young virgin martyr

Agnes withstood torture and was then ordered to be placed naked on a street corner in the brothel area and afterwards was beheaded. 1570, pp. 131-32; 1576, pp. 95-96; 1583, pp. 94-95.

 
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Agnes Wardall

(d. 1556)

Wife of Robert Wardall. Of Ipswich.

Agnes Wardall was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

Agnes Wardall was kept abroad from her home for fear of persecution. 1570, p. 2124, 1576, p. 1846, 1583, p. 1940.

She returned home and learned of Argentine's knowledge of her whereabouts from her maid. Argentine and Butler made a search for her in her house. 1570, pp. 2124-25, 1576, pp. 1846-47, 1583, pp. 1940-41.

Wardall escaped into the fields and hid in a ditch. George Manning discovered where she was and gave her a warning to be still so that his co-searcher, John Bate, did not find her. She remained still and escaped thanks to Manning. 1570, pp. 2124-25, 1576, pp. 1846-47, 1583, pp. 1940-41.

 
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Agnes Wardall, the elder

Widow. Of Ipswich.

Agnes Wardell fled Ipswich for fear of persecution. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Bastian Man

Of unknown occupation or standing. Of Ipswich.

Bastian Man was described by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as more rich than wise. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Elizabeth Cantrel

Wife of Ralfe Cantrel. Of Ipswich.

Elizabeth Cantrel was named by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as having access to her husband, who was a priest. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Gilbert Sterop

Deputy to Edward Grimston, esq., for his butlerage. Of Ipswich.

Gilbert Sterop was described as a maintainer against a complaint made against several parishioners in Ipswich by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Jane Barker

Wife of Robert Barker. Of Bury St Edmunds.

Jane Barker was named by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as having access to her husband, who was a priest. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Joan Ward

Of Ipswich.

Joan Ward refused to allow children to be dipped in the fonts. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

She was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Alias Bentley's wife.]

 
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John Barber

Civilian. Official principal of the archdiocese under Cranmer. [Diarmaid MacCulloch, Thomas Cranmer: A Life (Yale, 1996), p. 318]

A conspiracy against Cranmer was discovered through some letters found, including one by the suffragen of Dover and one by Barber, a civilian, maintained in Cranmer's household as a counsellor in matters of law. 1570, p. 2042, 1576, p. 1761, 1583, p. 1868.

Cranmer spoke with Dover and Barber. Barber said that hanging was too good for villains. They asked for Cranmer's forgiveness. 1570, pp. 2042-43, 1576, p. 1760, 1583, p. 1868.

 
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John Finn

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

John Finn's wife was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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John Greenwich

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich, Suffolk.

John Greenwich was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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John Nottingham

Of unknown occupation. Of Suffolk.

John Nottingham was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Probably related to the other Ipswich Nottinghams]

 
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John Ramsey

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

John Ramsey was imprisoned under Mary. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

He was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Not related to Henry Ramsey.]

 
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John Read

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

John Read was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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John Shoemaker

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

John Shoemaker fled Ipswich for fear of persecution. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Latimer

Curate of St Laurence and St Stephen's under Edward VI. Deprived under Mary.

Latimer was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have access to his wife. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

[Not related to Hugh Latimer, the martyr.]

 
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Margaret Bray

Midwife. Of Ipswich.

Margaret Bray was described as a maintainer in a complaint against several parishioners in Ipswich made by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

[Possibly a relation of Robert Bray.]

 
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Martin Johnson

Bedridden. Of Ipswich.

Martin Johnson was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Master Butler the Elder

Searcher. Of Ipswich.

Master Butler was described as a maintainer in a complaint made against several parishioners in Ipswich made by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Master Lyons

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Lyons was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have refused the pax in mass at St Mary Stoke. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mistress Bird

Mistress Bird was denounced to the authorities for having practiced much wholesome council. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090. [Presumably 'unwholesome council' was meant.]

She was described as a maintainer in a complaint made against several parishioners in Ipswich by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

[Possibly Mrs Bird is related to Matthew Bird.]

 
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Mistress Ponder

Mother of Joan Barber. Of Ipswich.

Mistress Ponder was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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'Mother' Beriff

Midwife. Of Ipswich.

Beriff refused to allow children to be dipped in the fonts. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

She was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Brage

Wife of Robert Brage. Of Ipswich.

The wife of Robert Brage refused to allow any child to be dipped in the font. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Bush

Wife of George Bush. Of Ipswich.

George Bush's wife rejected the host after receipt of it. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Carlton

Wife of Ralph Carlton. Of Ipswich.

The wife of Ralph Carlton was named by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as having access to her husband, who was a priest. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Mrs Clarke

Wife of William Clarke. Of Ipswich.

The wife of William Clarke was named by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as having access to her husband, who was a priest. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Mrs Finn

Wife of John Finn. Of Ipswich.

John Finn's wife was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Greenwich

Wife of John Greenwich. Of Ipswich, Suffolk.

The wife of John Greenwich was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Jordane

Wife of William Jordane. Of Ipswich.

The wife of William Jordane was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Mrs Latimer

Wife of Latimer, curate deprived under Mary. Possibly of Ipswich.

Latimer's wife was named by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler as having access to her husband, who was a priest. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

[Not related to Hugh Latimer, the martyr.]

 
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Mrs Man

Wife of Bastian Man. Of Ipswich.

The wife of Bastian Man was described as a maintainer against a complaint made against several parishioners in Ipswich made by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Mrs Ramsey

Wife of John Ramsey. Of Ipswich.

The wife of John Ramsey was imprisoned under Mary. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

She was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Not related to Henry Ramsey.]

 
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Mrs Tolly

Widow. Of Ipswich.

Mrs Tolly was forced to flee Ipswich for fear of persecution. 1563, p. 1677.

 
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Mrs Tye

Mariner's wife. Of Ipswich.

Tye's wife was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Nicholas Nottingham

Apprentice. Of Ipswich, Suffolk.

Nicholas Nottingham was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Probably related to the other Ipswich Nottinghams]

 
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Ralfe Cantrel

Minister. Possibly of Ipswich.

Ralfe Cantrel was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have access to his wife. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

[Possibly the Ralph Cantrel who was MA (1542), Fellow of Jesus (1539 - 1540), Fellow of St John's c. 1540. (Venn)]

[Possibly related to Cantrel of Norfolk.]

 
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Ralph Carlton

Curate of St Matthew's and St Mary at Elms, Ipswich, under Edward VI. Deprived under Mary.

Ralph Carlton was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have access to his wife. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Richard Bird

Gaoler. Of Ipswich.

Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler asked permission to punish Richard Bird for encouraging his sect with counsel and for openly, with his wife, challenging their authority. This was to be an example to others in the town. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Richard Butterall

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Butterall was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Richard Haward

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Richard Haward refused the pax at mass in St Laurence and was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Richard Mitchell

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Richard Mitchell was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Barker

Minister of Bury St Edmunds under Edward VI. Deprived under Mary.

Robert Barker was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have access to his wife. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Robert Branstone

Brother and servant to William Branstone. Of Ipswich.

Robert Branstone was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Bray

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Bray was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Possibly a relation of Margaret Bray.]

 
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Robert Brown

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Brown was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Cambridge

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Cambridge refused the pax and was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Nottingham

Of unknown occupation. Of Suffolk.

Two of Robert Nottingham's servants were said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Probably related to the other Ipswich Nottinghams]

 
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Robert Scolding

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Scolding was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Sterop

Customer to Queen Mary. Of Ipswich.

Robert Sterop was described as a maintainer against a complaint made against several parishioners in Ipswich by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Robert Sylke

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Sylke's son was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Robert Wardall

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Robert Wardall's wife Agnes was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

Wardall had a stumped foot. He was forced into becoming a sailor because of persecution. 1570, p. 2124, 1576, p. 1846, 1583, p. 1940.

He fled Ipswich for fear of persecution.1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

[Son of Agnes Wardall the elder. Husband of Ages Wardall.]

 
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Stephen Grinleff

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

Stephen Grinleff's servant John was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Thomas Sadler

Of unknown occupation or standing. Of Ipswich.

Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler asked permission to punish Thomas Sadler for words he said to John Bate, the town crier. This was to be an example to others in the town. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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Thomas Spurdance

(d. 1558)

Martyr. Servant to Henry VIII, Edward VI and Queen Mary. Of Crowfield in Coddenham, Suffolk. (Fines)

Thomas Spurdance was examined before Michael Dunning, chancellor of Norwich. 1563, pp. 1634-36, 1570, pp. 2220-21, 1576, pp. 1916-17, 1583, p. 2024.

His second examination was by Hopton. 1570, pp. 2221-22, 1576, pp. 1917-18, 1583, pp. 2024-25.

Thomas Spurdance was seized by two of his fellow servants, John Haman (alias Barker) and George Looson (both of Coddenham), who carried him to Master Gosnall (or Gonald, of Coddenham, Suffolk). 1570, p. 2222, 1576, p. 1918, 1583, p. 2025.

Spurdance was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

He fled Cornfield for fear of persecution but was taken by Lauson and Barker of Toddenham. 1563, p. 1677.

He was burned at Bury St Edmunds in 1558. 1563, p. 1677, 1583, p. 2025.

 
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Thomas Sturgeon

Mariner. Of Ipswich.

Thomas Sturgeon was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Thomasine Barber

Daughter of Joan Barber. Of Ipswich.

Thomasine Barber was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Tye

Mariner. Of Ipswich.

Tye's wife was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have watched the elevation of the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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William Branstone

Of unknown standing. Of Ipswich.

William Branstone's brother Robert was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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William Clarke

Curate of Barkham and St Mary at Elms, Ipswich, under Edward VI. Deprived under Mary.

William Clarke was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler to have access to his wife. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2090.

 
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William Jordane

Of unknown occupation. Of Ipswich.

William Jordane's wife was said by Philip Williams, John Steward and Matthew Butler not to have taken the sacrament. 1576, p. 1981, 1583, p. 2089.

 
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Barkham
Barkeham, Barkham
NGR: SU 680 670

A parish in the hundred of Charlton, county of Berks. 2.75 miles south-west by west from Wokingham. The living is a rectory in the Archdeaconry of Berks, diocese of Salisbury.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Scottish information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1846)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Bury St. Edmunds
Berry, Burie, Bury, Burye, S. Edmondsbury, Saint Edmundes Bury, Sainte Edmundes Burye, S. Edmunds Bury, S. Edmundsbury
NGR: TL 853 649

A borough and market town, having exclusive jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Thingoe, county of Suffolk. 26.5 miles north-west by north from Ipswich. The monastery at the dissolution was worth £2336 16s. per annum. Bury comprises the parishes of St. Mary and St. James. The living of each is a donative in the patronage of the mayor and corporation.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Scottish information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1846)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Darsham
Darsham
NGR: TM 419 698

A parish in the hundred of Blything, county of Suffolk. 5.24 miles north-east by north from Saxmundham. The living is a discharged vicarage in the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, diocese of Norwich

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Scottish information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1846)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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2114 [2090]

Quene Mary. Complaint of such as fauoured the Gospell at Jpswich.

MarginaliaAnno 1558. MarginaliaS. Clementes.Mistresse Tooley, who departed to Darsham in Suff.
Agnes Wardal the elder widowe.
Robert Wardal her sonne.

MarginaliaS. Mathewes.Iohn Shoomaker and his wife.

The names of such as haue not receiued the Sacrament.

MarginaliaS. Clementes.Robert Bray.
Iohn Nottingham.
Agnes Wardal, wife of Robert Wardal. 

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Agnes Wardall had barely eluded arrest for heresy (1570, p. 2124; 1576, p. 1846 and 1583, pp. 1940-41).


Nicholas Nottingham.
Richard Mitchel.
William Iordane his wife.
Richard Butteral.
Robert Browne.

MarginaliaS. Peters.Iohn Reade.
Thomas Spurdance.
Iohn, seruaunt to Stephen Grinleffe.

MarginaliaS. Stephens.Robert Scolding.

MarginaliaS. Margarets.Iohn Greenewich and his wife.

MarginaliaS. Nicholas.Thomas Sturgeon Mariner.
Iohn Finne his wife.

MarginaliaS. Mary keye.Robert Branstone, brother and seruaunte to William
Branstone.

MarginaliaS. Mary Tower.Marten Iohnson, who lieth bedrede.

Agnes his kee-
per.
Bent Alceede.
 
seruaunts to Rob. Nottingham.
 

MarginaliaS. Laurence.Robert Sylke his sonne.

MarginaliaS. Mary at Elmes.Iohn Ramsey  

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Ramsey was in prison for his repeated involvement in plots against Mary (see APC V, pp. 65, 70, 87-88 and 105). Ramsey was also the author of A Protestant polemics, A plaister for a galled horse (London, 1548), STC 20662 and a didactic work, A corosyfe to be layde harde unto the hartes of all faythfull professours of Christes gospels (London, 1548?), STC 20661.

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and his wife, now in prisone.

Names of such as obserue not Ceremonies.

MarginaliaS. Clementes.Robert Cambridge refused the Paxe.
Robert Brage his wife refused to suffer anye childe to
be dipped in the Font.

Ioane Barber widowe.
Thomasine her Daugh-
ter.
Mistresse Ponder, mo-
ther to Ioane Bar-
ber.
refused to behold the ele-
uation of the sacrament.
 
 
in the same fault.
 

Tie a Mariner his wife.

MarginaliaS. Mary at Elmes.Richarde Hawarde refused the Paxe at Masse in S.
Laurence.

M. Lyons at Masse at Saint Mary Stoke refused the Paxe.

MarginaliaS. Peters.Mother Fenkel
Ioan Warde, alias Bent-
leys wife.
refuse to haue Childrenne
dipped in Fontes.
 

MarginaliaS. Stephens.Mother Beriffe Midwife, refuseth to haue childrē dip-
ped in Fontes.

MarginaliaS. Nicholas.George Bushe his wife reiected the Hoaste after receit
of it.

Names of priestes wiues, that haue accesse to their husbandes.

Rafe Carleton his wife, Curate of S. Mathewes, and
S. Mary at Elmes.
Elizabeth Cantrel, wife to Rafe Cantrel.
Iane Barker, wife to Roberte Barker Prieste, late of
Burie.
Latimer his wife, curate of S. Laurence, and S. Ste-
phens.
William Clearke his wife, late Curate of Barkeham,
and S. Mary at Elmes.

Names of mainteiners against this complaint.

Robert Sterop, Customer to Queene Marie.
Gilbert Sterop, deputie to Edwarde Grimstone Es-
quier, for his Butlerage.
Maister Butler the elder, Searcher.
Maistresse Tooly, swellynge by muche ritchesse into
wealth.
Margaret Bray, who also presumeth vppon the office
of a Midwife, not called.

MarginaliaS. Clementes.Ioane Barber widowe,
Mistresse Birde.
practisinge muche whole-
some counsell.

MarginaliaS. Mary keye.Bastian Mannes wife, and him selfe more riche then
wise.

Their requests to punish and conuent certaine, whose ensample might reuerse other from their opinions, as

To conuent Richard Birde gailer, who by euill coun-
sel doth animate his prisoners of his secte. Also for that
he with his wife did checke vs openly with vnseemely
woordes, tending almost to a tumult.

To conuente Thomas Sadler, for certaine woordes
spoken to Iohn Bate the Crier of the towne, the sixte
of Maye.

That it might please the Bishop to wish his Commis-
sarie and Officiall, to be vpright and diligente in theyr
office, and to appoynt a Curate of more abilitie to feede
his cure wyth Gods woorde.

That none may be suffred to be midwiues, but such as
are Catholicke, because of euill counsell at suche times
as the necessitie of womennes trauaile, shall require a
number of women assembled.

That Rafe Carleton Curate, may be connented, whe-
ther by corruption of mony he hath ingrossed his boke,
of any that are there named, and hathe not receyued in
deede as it is reported.

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