Lauson and Barker, of Todnam, and burnt at Berry, and there was persecuted out of the said Hamlet, called Cornefield, Ihon Blomfield and his wife, Peke and his wife, husbādmen both, and Ihon Thornes wife, because they would not go to the churche and receiue the sacrament of the altar.
There was persecuted oute of the Citye of Norwiche a shomaker & his wife, named William Hammon, by maister Attkins, mayster Mingey, maister Spencer, and maister Head, because he would not kepe theyre ceremonies holy water, &c. nor yet beleue in the sacramēt of the altar, nor worship it.
MarginaliaToly and Bockynge widowes.Out of Ipswiche were persecuted maistres Tolly widow, and Ione Bockinge, wydowe.
MarginaliaBakers wyfe.From Nedeham, by Ipswiche, was dryuen from her house, one Bakers wife. her husband was a Myller, who remained secretlye þe most part of her trouble with one MarginaliaW. Corbold, a succourer of Gods people.Wylliā Corbold of Brodishe in Norfolke, who succoured many in those daies, and at a sister of hers in Sylam, hard by.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaBarkers wyfe.Out of Horne was one good wife Barker of Chickering compelled to flee, with in fewe daies after shee was brought to bed of a child, not without the cōsent of her husband, & peryl of her lyfe. Many other, yea a great multitude were persecuted in Suffolke also, whych for that I lack their names, I omyt at this tyme.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaLauncelet Thexton.ONe maister Launcelet Thexton, a diuine was sore persecuted, & hys goodes muche spoyled.
MarginaliaHen. Bird Alice BirdAlso another called maister Henrye Birde dwelling in Norwich (who maried Alice, the daughter of one maistres Ione Morrant, MarginaliaMaistres Ione morrant. wydow, of that city of Norwich, a very nurse to al good people) was lykewise driuen from his dwelling, to seeke the hyding of his heade in straunge places.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRychard ChambersFurther, one Richarde Chambers, nowe dwellyng in Carlton, by Bucknam, was like wise persecuted with the good woman hys wife, and traueled from place to place.
MarginaliaEdward Grew Appline hys wife.Moreouer there was one maister Edward Grewe priest, and Appline his wife compelled to flee frō theyre dwelling at a towne called Broke, and the man being very aged traueled abroad to kepe a good conscience. At the last he was taken & laied in Colchester Castel wher he remained, til Quene Elizabeth came to her regall seate, and by the alteration of religion he was deliuered. His wife, good woman, was in great care for him, and to her power did what she could to succor him.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThomas Cullier.Among these was a good yong man called Thomas Cullier who had his persecuted part in those perilous daies. These an an infinite number besides were greuouslye molested,
which for tediousnes to the boke, and reader, I leaue here vnrehearsed.
MarginaliaMayster Bettes, W, Bird, and theire wifes.OVt of Dedam were driuen Williā Bets and William Birde, with their wifes.
MarginaliaRobert Searles.There was one Robert Searles, of the age of xxxviii. yeares, an honeste godlye man, and very zelous in the Lordes cause, who accustomed him selfe with the harpe, and could playe very well theron: but in saint Nicholas parish in Colchester all Kinge Edwards dayes hee solde grocery. When quene Mary came, and her lawes stablished, he fledde from his home, with his wife and children, and lay night and day in woods and Groues abroade in Essex. At the last he syckned, and lay at one George Manners in East Thorpe in Essex, and there dyed verye constantlye in the faith of Christe. And by reason the house of the sayd Georges stoode in controuersy, whether it were in east Thorpe, or in Markestay, the Commissary of the one towne, and the prieste of the other, being for the matter in sute, MarginaliaThe Commissary for lucre dissembleth hys conscience.the Commissary to haue an entresse in the said house, cōmaunded that he should be buryed in East Thorpe, although he knewe certainlye his religion, and dyd accompt him as an heretike. So religious was he, that for lucres sake he woulde doo against his own cōscience. This Robert Searles dyed vpon a wedensday, a moneth before Christmas.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThomas Stettle.Thomas Stettle of Bocking in Suffolk, being by his science a taylor, was apprehended, and broughte to be examined. Where it was demaunded, among many other thinges, whether he did beleue in the Masse or no. And he answered no: his beleue was in Christ crucified. Why saith one, doest thou not beleue in þe crede? yes sir, saith he, that I do. well, then is not the crede in the masse? Stettel. What of that? mary then thou muste nedes beleue the masse. Stettel. MarginaliaThe crede in the masse but not the masse in the crede.Although I graunt sir, that the crede be in the masse, yet I am sure the masse is not in the crede.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaDibney wydow.Out of Colchester was driuen the wydow Dibney, who being in one of her neighboures house secretly, sawe when the papistes went into her house, and spoyled her goods, and yet was enforced to suffer it, vnless she woulde venture her life therefore.
MarginaliaWylsons wyfe, mist. Elkins.Out of the said towne also was persecuted one Wilsons wife, maistres Elkins, wt other.
MarginaliaThomas Vpcher & hys wyfe.Out of Bocking was driuen one Thomas Vpcher, and his wyfe.
MarginaliaLaurēce & hys wyfe.Out of Barne hall was driuen one master Laurence, and his wife.
MarginaliaParker & hys wyfe.Out of that coūtrey fled one maister Parker with his wife.
MarginaliaTurner & hys wyfe.One maister Turner with his wife.
Brice would write a doggerel poem on the Marian martyrs which was an important source for Foxe. (See the article on Brice in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).