now is Minister of Bnrsted, wyth a great multitude besyde.
MarginaliaRo. Coles, his wyfe & children.OVt of Feuersam was persecuted one Robert Coles, wyth his wyfe and chyldren, who is now person of Bow in London. MarginaliaRicharde ProudeAlso one Richard Proude.
MarginaliaIohn Lidley, his wife & maistres Wullet.Out of Ashford Iohn Lydley and his wife, and one Margaret Wullet, wydow.
MarginaliaNewnam & three gentle women.From Caunterburye went one Newman, Maistres Ioyce Hales, maistres Neuell, and maistres Mantell.
MarginaliaMaster Mantel.In the said Kent in March, was one maister Mantell a gentelman (who was vp wythe sir Thomas Wyat) ledde to execution, & at hys first casting vnder the galloes, the rope brake. Then they woulde haue had him recanted the truth, and receiued the sacrament of the aulter as they terme it. And then they said he should haue the Quenes pardon but maister Mantell like a worthy gentelman refused their serpentine counsell, and chose rather to dye, then to haue life for dishonoring of God.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaMa. Cole, Ma. Isaac and othersOut of that country fled maister Cole archdeacon of Essex, maister Isaac, a Iustice, and his wife, maister Allyn, maister Grenewaye, and one goodwife Chittēden, with diuers others, an infinit nomber, which here now we may not recite for diuers considerations, but brefely go forward with our story, as the matter wyl suffer vs.[Back to Top]
ANd nowe likewise some thinge to speake of Couentry, and other places, in the order and race of these, which vnder this persecution were comprehended, MarginaliaMayster Ihon Hopkings of Couentry.the name and remembraunce of one Ihon Hopkins, a man wealthy, & then Sherife of Couentry, is not to be ouer paste. MarginaliaAn example to be noted of a godly Sherife for all other shrifes in the relm to folow.Who refusing to geue his assistaunce to the burning of Laurēce Saunders, was therefore committed to the flete. Afterward beside other dammages and fines susteyned in the prison, was driuen with his wife and viii. young children, leauing al other thinges, to flee ouer the sea, into high Germany where he cōtinued in the City of Basyle till the death of quene Mary, to no small ayde and comfort of other english Exiles ther about him, god so blessing him and his, in those so farre countries, that none of all his houshold miscaried there, but so many as hee brought out, so manye hee brought home agayne, and that with aduauntage, and Gods blessing plentifully vpon him.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaThe exiles such as did flye ouer the sea in quene Maries time.It were to longe here to recite, how many other good men and women (beside this godly Sherife) in this tyme of Quene Mary, dyd flee ouer the sea, of whom som wer in Frāce, some in Germany, some at Emden, some at
Geneua, some at Arowe, some at Zurike, other some at Basil, other at Strausborough, at Wormes, at Wynam castell, at Frankeford, at Dusbrough, at Wesell, in Saxonye, and other places about, the number of whom almost riseth to a thousand Exiles, whereof a great part was of studentes and learned mē, such as nowe be for the most part Byshops, Deanes, Archdeacons, or Ministers, rulynge and instructing the church of England. Such was the prouision of God, so mercyfullye then to prouide for the tymes to follow.[Back to Top]
And as these dyd flee without the realme, so no doubt many there were at home within the realme, which dyd flee no lesse from place to place, to keepe their conscience free, as the scholemaister of Lynne maister Rackestraw, a scholemaister at Norwich, maister Henrye Bird before touched, the scholemaister of Alesham. &c. And who knoweth, or can recite al which in the tyme of this persecution were afflicted and spoyled, some of theyr lande, some of their house and stuffe, some of bookes, many scarse escaped with their lyues. &c.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaM Watson.Among the other of Norfolke, Robert Watson is not to be forgotten, who sustayned imprisonment in the city of Norwich for the gospel, almost twoo yeares together, tyll it pleased God at length to delyuer hym by this subscription. Fyrst, the proposition or article laid vnto him, was this.
I beleue and confesse that the bread and wyne in the Eucharist, throughe the omnipotencye of Gods woord, pronounced by the Priest, are turned into the body and bloud of Christ: and after consecration vnder the formes of bread and wyne remaineth the true body and bloud of christ, and no other substance besides the substance of the body and bloud aboue said.[Back to Top]
His omnibus eatenus assentior et subscribo, quatenus verbo Dei nituntur, eoque sensu quo sunt ab ecclesia Catholica, et a sanctis Patribus intellecta.
To al these I doo assent and subscribe, so far as they are grounded upon God's woord, and in such sense as they are understanded of the catholike church, and the holy fathers.
To al these I doo assent and subscribe, so far as they are grounded vpon Gods woord, and in such sense as they are vnderstanded of the catholike church, and the holy fathers.
Whether this was a recantation or subscription, here I doo not discusse: but so God wrought, that by meanes and procurement of Doctor Barret, hee was delyuered vpon the same. After whose deliueraunce came Christopherson, then Deane in Norwich, and beyng greatly angrye with the same, caused hym to bee soughte for agayne. But hee throughe the helpe of good men, was conueighed ouer the seas, and so escaped the daunger.[Back to Top]
Considering the great and terrible scourge of persecution in this time of Quene Marye and recounting the number of them that vnder some parte or other of the crosse were at that tyme afflicted and molested, I suppose frō