answered, they could not tel. Then the foresaid articles being again recited to thē, al they aunswered & knowleged thē to be tharticles, and þt they would stand to their answers made to the same. Wherupō the B. disseuering thē a parte one frō another, proceded with thē seuerallye, first beginning with Reginald Eastland, MarginaliaThe wordes of Eastland to the B. at hys cōdēnationwho ther declared þt he had ben vncharitably hādled & talked withal since his first imprisonmēt in þt behalf. Thē being required to reconcyle hym self again to the catholike faith, & go from hys opinions, sayd: that he knew nothynge why he should recant, and therfore would not cōforme hymself in þt behalf &c. And so the sētence was red agaåst him, & he geuē to þe secular power. &c.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThe condēnatiō of. I. Holyday.After him was called in I. Holiday, who lykewise being aduertised to renounce his heresies (as they called thē) & to returne to the vnity of theyr church, sayd: MarginaliaThe wordesof Ihō holyday.þt he was no heretyke, nor did hold any heresy, neither any opiniō cōtrary to the catholike faith, & so would offer hym self to be iudged therin. Wherupō he likewise persisting in the same, the sentēce was pronoūced against him, cōdēning him to be burnt. &c.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThe condēnation of Hēry PōdNext to him was cōdemned with the like sentence, Henry Pōd, because he wold not submit himself to the Popes Romish church, saying to Boner, þt he had done or spoken nothing, wher of he was or would be sory, but that he did hold the truthe of god and no heresy. &c.
MarginaliaThe condēnatiō of. I Bloyd.After whō next followed I. Bloyd, who likewise denyed to bee of the Popes churche, & sayed his minde of the Latin seruice, þt the prayer made to saincts is idolatry, & þt the seruice in latin is profitable to none, but only to such as vnderstād the Latin. Moreouer being charged by Boner of heresy, & sayåg þt whatsoeuer he & such other nowadaies do, al is heresye, for this was cōdemned with the same butcherly sentence, & so by the secular power was sent away.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThe condēnation of Roberte Southā, of Mathew Ricarby, of Roger Hollande.Then Robert Southā, after him Mathew Ricarby, & last of al Roger Hollād wer seuerally producted, who in like maner refusåg to go frō their former answers, & to acknowlege the doctrine of the Romish church, wer condēned þe sentēce being red against thē, & so al the. 7. by secular magistrates being sent away to Newgate, the. 17 of Iune, not long after about the. 27. of þe said moneth wer had to Smithfield, & there ended their liues in the glorious cause of Christes gospel.[Back to Top]
This account first appeared in the 1563 edition and remained unchanged in subsequent editions. It was based on the testimony of an individual informant, probably one close to Yeoman, since it describes his experiences in both Kent and Suffolk.
MarginaliaIuly. 10. MarginaliaR. YeomāSIr Richard Yeomā was D. Tailors curate, a godly deuoute old mā, of. 70 yeares, which had many yeres dwelt in Hadley, wel sene in the scriptures and gaue godly exhortations to the people. with hym D Taylor left his cure at his departure. But as sone as M. Newall had gotten the benefice, he[Back to Top]
droue away sir R. and set in a popish curate to maintain and continue theyr Romish religion, which nowe they thought fully stablished. Thē wādred syr R. lōg time from place to place, mouyng and exhorting al men to stand faithfully by Gods worde, earnestly to geue themselues vnto prayer, with patience to beare the Crosse now layd vpon them for theyr trial, with boldnes to confesse the truth before the aduersaries and with an vndoubted hope to waite for the crowne and rewarde of eternall felicitye. But when he perceiued his aduersaries to lay a wait for him, he went into Kēt, and with a litle packet of laces, pinnes, and pointes, and such like thinges he trauailed from village to village, selling such things, & by that poore shift gat himself somewhat to the susteinyng of himself, his poore wife, and children. MarginaliaM. Moyle of kente.At the last a iustyce of Kent called maister Moyle, toke sir Richarde & set him in the stockes a day, and night, but hauing no euident matter to charge him with, he let him goe agayn. So came he secretely agayn to Hadley, and taried with his poore wife, who kept him secretly in a chāber of the townhouse, commonly called the Guild Hall, more then a yeare. All the which time, the good olde father abode in a chamber locked vp all the day, and spent his tyme in deuoute prayer, and reading the scriptures, and in carding of wolle, whiche his wyfe dyd spinne: his wyfe also dyd goe and begge bread and meate for her selfe and her children, and by such poore meanes susteyned they themselues. Thus the saincts of god sustayned hunger and misery, while the prophets of Baal liued in iolitie, and wer costlye pampered at Iesabels Table. At the laste MarginaliaPersone Newall a wicked persecutour.person Newall (I know not by what meanes) perceyued that syr Richard was so kept by his poore wyfe, and taking with hym the Bailiffes deputies, and seruauntes came in the nyght time, and brake vp fiue doores vppon syr Richard, whō he founde in bed with his poore wife and children. whom when he had so found, he irefully cried, saying: I thought I should finde an harlot & an whore together. And he wold haue plucked þe clothes of frō thē. But syr Richard helde faste the clothes and sayde vnto his wyfe. Wyfe, ryse and putte on thy clothes. And vnto the persone he sayde: Nay person, no harlot, nor whore, but a maryed manne and his wyfe, according vnto Goddes ordinaunce, and blessed bee God for lawful matrimony. I thank god for this great grace, and I defye the Pope and all his Poperie. Then ledde they sir Richard vnto the cage, and sette hym in the stockes vntyl it was daye. There was then also in the cage an olde man named MarginaliaThis Ihō Dale dyed in Bury gaole as is before mentioned.Iohn Dale, who had sitten there three or. 4. dayes. For when the person Newall and hys Curate executed his Romyshe seruyce in the Church, this Iohn Dale spake openly vnto him, and sayd.[Back to Top]