of many good men and women, went & bought copes and vestiments, in the first beginning of of her reigne, to haue the masse vp againe, and to shew him selfe a diligente workeman that waye as though the gospel had neuer ben in his mouth. This Bailife and a nother man ryding on a time from a mariage, it happened as he rode, a Rauen flying ouer his head, shit on his bearde. Where through the stench therof, he fell into such a vomiting, and crying, he was damned, he was damned, that within three dayes after, he dyed and leaft his diligence in papistry to the reste of that brode, whose iudgement hasteth, if they spedely repent not.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer this to the page 1704.DOctor Leison, doctor of law, a ciuilian, a iustice of peace, the same who is mētioned pag. 1704. woulde not suffer bishop Farrar (when he was at the stake to be burnt) to speake his mind, and about halfe a yere after, the said doctor Leison died, and when he woulde haue spoke hymselfe he coulde not.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer this to the page 1546. with a flower.THe viii. day of August 1556. was brought W. Saxton weuer of Bristoll, before one Dalbie Chauncelour of Bristoll aforesayd, and by hym cōmitted to prison, and also condemned, for holding that the Sacrament was a signe of an holy thyng: also he denyed, that the flesh and bloud of Christ is there after their words of consecratiō. he was burned the. xviii. of september. 1556. and and as he went to the fier, he sang the Psalmes. The Sherief Iohn Griffith had prepared grene wood to burn hym, but one maister Iohn Pikes pitieng the man, caused diuers to goo with him to Ridland, halfe a myle of, who broughte good store of helm sheaues, which in dede made good dispatch with litell payne, in comparison to that he shoulde haue suffered with the greene wood. In the meane space, whyles they wente for the sheues, the said Saxton made many good exhortacions to the people, and after dyed constantlie and patiently with great ioyfullnes.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaRefer thys to the page 1570.THe ninth of March. 1556. was broughte one R. Sharp a weuer of Bristol before M. Dalbie, Chauncelor of the same Brystoll, and after examination concerning the sacramēt of the alter, was perswaded by the said Dalbie and others to recant, and the. xxix. of the same monthe was enioyned to make his recantation before the parishoners in his parish churche, whiche when he had done, felt in his conscience such a hell torment, that he was not hable quyetly to work in his occupation, but decayed and chaunged, both in colour and liking of hys bodye, who shortlye after vpon a sonday came into his parish church called Temple, and after high masse, came to the quere dore and sayd with a loud voyce. Neyghbours, beare me recorde that yonder Idoll (and poynted to the alter) is the gretest and most abhominable that euer was: and I am sory that euer I denied my Lord God. Then the cōstables were commaunded to apprehend him, but none stepped forth, but suffered him to go oute of the Churche. After by night he was apprehended & caryed to Newgate, and shortly after, he was brought before the saide Chauncellor, denying the sacrament of thalter to be the bodye & bloud of Christ, and said it was an Idoll, and therfore condemned to be burnt by the said Dalbie,[Back to Top]
he was burnte the. vii. of Maye 1557, and dyed godly patiently and constantly, confessyng the Articles of our faythe.
MarginaliaRefer thys to the pag 1570.THe thursday in the night, before Easter. 1557 came one master Dauid Herrys Aldermā, & Iohn stone to the house of one Thomas Hale, a shomaker of Bristoll, and caused him to rise out of his bed, & brought him forth of his dore, to whō the sayd Thomas Hale said: you haue sought my bloud these two yeares, and nowe muche good do it you with it. Who being committed to the watchmen, was caried to newgate þe xxiiii. of Aprill. An dicto. was brought before master Dalbie the chauncelor, committed by him to prison, and after by him condemned to be burnte, for saying the sacrament of thalter to be an Idol. He was burned the 7. of May with the aforesaide Richard Sharpe, and dyed godly, patiently and constantly, embracing the fyer with his armes.[Back to Top]
Richard Sharp and Thomas Hale were
burned bothe together in one fire, & boūd
backe to backe.
MarginaliaRefer thys to the pag. 1570.THomas Benion a weauer, at the commaundemente of the Commissioners, was brought by a Constable, the xiii. day of August 1557. before master Dalby, Chauncelor of Bristoll, who committed him to prison, for saying there was nothing but bread in the sacrament as they vsed it. wherfore, the. xx. day of the said August, he was condemned to be burnt by the said Dalby, for denying fiue of their sacramēts and affirming two: vz. the sacrament of the body and bloud of Christe, and the sacramente of Baptisme. He was burnt the xxvii. of the saide moneth and yeare, and died godly, constantlye and patiently, with confessing the Articles of oure christen fayth.[Back to Top]
A Notorious felone, one Dick Adams, being vpon the gallowes, making his confession and redy to be cast downe from the ladder, was desired at that instant by one mistres Harries, the grammer schole masters wyfe, to remēber the blessed sacrament before he dyed, to whom the said Adams sayde: marry mistres, neuer in better time, who went vp to the top of the ladder, and saide it was the most abhominable Idoll that euer was, and willed all men to take it so. for we haue ben greatly deceaued therby. whereupon the Sherief caused him to hold his peace, and to take his death patiently. he went downe to his place and was cast from the ladder, speaking to his laste worde, that it was an abhominable Idoll. his body therfore was buryed out of the churche yarde by the hyghway. who although he was a thefe in his lyfe, yet he ernestly repented therof, that I doubt not but he dyed the chylde of God, and not vnworthye to bee put in the register of the Lordes accepted Confessors.[Back to Top]