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his being in the Fleete, the kinges maiesties visitation was holden in the dioces of Winton, to this deponents certayne knowledge.

To the xiij. article, he sayeth the article is true, referryng hym selfe to his depositions, and to the xi. & xij. article of the matter iustificatorie.

To the xiiij. article, he sayeth it is true, for he went downe with the sayde byshop to Wynton, and knoweth that he lyued there quietly, and that he did duely with al diligence execute all suche lawes, and proclamations, & orders. as were set foorth by the kyng: as the lytle boke of the Communion, set forth before Easter, which booke the sayde byshop caused to be sent abroad within his dioces, with suche dilygence and haste, as he possible could, to this deponentes knowlege.

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To the xv. & xvi. articles, he sayeth the sayde byshop is and hath bene a man of quiet, and peacyble behauior, and euer hath been counted. and taken for a persone of quietnes: and sayeth that there was neuer commaundement geuē by the sayd byshop to his seruauntes to were any harnes for his defence, or to forsee any suche sauegarde for the defence of his persone: for if they had, thys deponent, being alwayes one of the nyghest about hym, must nedes haue knowen of it: And sayeth also for his seruauntes: They are, and euer haue been counted to be as quiet a number, and sorte of men, as any man kepeth: nor there was no harnes worne by any of his seruaunts for any suche purpose, nor any suche maner of sauegarde foresene, as he sayeth.

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To the xvij. article, this deponent sayeth that this article is true. For this deponent was present, whan the byshop did welcome them that nyght that they supped with the sayd byshop, where as he vsed them famyliarly, and gently: and after supper, when the byshop departed from them, he offred thē his house to be welcome vnto, durynge their aboode there, to this Deponentes hearynge.

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To the xviij. he sayeth that he was present at a sermon, made by the sayde byshop on the sondaye after the commyng of the sayde maister Ayre, and Tonge, in the cathedrall churche of Wynton, as he was appoynted to doo before their commyng: and in the sayd Sermon, the bishop did not disgrace, or disproue, nor speake any thing whiche myght touche or deface the sayde Tonge, and Ayre, of this deponentes certayne knowlege. For he heard the Sermon, from the begynnyng to the endyng.

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To the xx. article, he sayeth that the article is true. For he was present at the sayde Sermon, from the begynning to the ending: which was as peacibly, & quietly heard as myght be, in so great an audience. And the said byshop departed quietly home, without disturbaunce. And he neuer heard, or knew at any tyme, synce that, that there rose or grewe any tumulte there, or in any other place.

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¶ Vpon the Iterrogatories as before.

Iames Basset. =

¶ Maister Iohn Seton sworne and examined vpon the iiij. vij. xiiij. xv. xvi. xvij. xviij. articles of the sayde matter against the exhibites, sayeth as followeth.

MarginaliaSeton.To the iiij. article, he sayeth that before the sayde byshops commyng vp to London frō his house at Walton, whiche was a lytle before the kynges visitation, the sayde byshop, hearing that the sayd visitation should be shortly holden, and kept in his dioces, wylled this deponent to do his dutie in receyuyng of them, and obediently to do all suche thynges, as by them should be commaunded, or saying in lyke wordes: and otherwyse he cā not depose. For this deponent remayned behynde, at the sayde byshops house at Walton.

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To the vii. article, he heard diuerse of the sayde byshops seruauntes reporte, that they made great sute to come vnto the sayde byshop at his beyng in the Fleete, and could not be suffered to come in: and otherwyse he cā not depose.

To the xiiij. he sayeth that the contentes of the article are true. For he sayeth that he was continually wyth the sayde Byshop, at his commynge to Wynton: and knewe, and sawe all the proclamations, Statutes, and Iiunctions that were set foorth then by the kyngs authority, to be obserued duely, and quietly kepte, and obeyed by the sayd bishop, and his ministers of the dioces: and otherwise he cannot depose.

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To the xv. and xvi. he sayth that by all the time that this deponent hath bene the sayd bishops Chapleine, he hath bene of the sayd bishops household, and still continueth in the same: by all which space he sayth of his certayne sight, and knowlege, that the sayde bishoppe hath bene a man alwayes quiet peacible, & neuer made or caused to be made any tumulte or commotion at any place where he hath kept and bene resident within his dioces, nor els where: and sayth that his seruants haue bene, & are men of quiet behauior, and so vsing them selues: neuer making any tumult or commotion: and he sayth that he neuer knew, heard, or saw that the bishop at any time commaunded his seruants to weare harnes or weapon. either for the safegarde of hys owne persone, or hys famyly and housholde, or for to resiste the powers, or any other the kinges true subiectes, nor yet euer minded any such thing, as he thinketh in his conscience. For hee neuer could perceiue or see any likelyhode, or token of any such thing: but sayth that the sayd bishop and his seruants haue liued peacibly and quietly, as men without feare, not lokinge for daunger of enemies: and for suche persons in al places, where the sayd bishop hath ben, he & his seruantes haue bene commōly taken and reputed as he sayth. and deposeth that he hath heard the said B. often times will his seruantes to be quiet and obedient, and to suffer wrong and iniuries, rather then to shewe them selues redy therto by any meanes.

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To the xvii. article, he sayth that at the time the sayd maister Ayre and maister Tonge came to Winton, to be instituted Canons there, the sayd bishop on the thursday next before the sonday that he preached, had the said maister Aire and Tounge to supper, and did gentellye interteigne them and make them good chere: and after supper the sayd bishop sayd: ye are nowe of my church, & you must take this house as your own as thother of the church do: and sayth, that the sayd bishop caused theire writings for their institution and installation spedely to be made: and after supper, thys deponente, and Maister Watson for their partes went with these two to their Innes; & there made them good chere: the like whereof this deponent hath now shewed to any man in iiij. yeres before. For he sayth in iiij. yeres space before, he neuer dranke in any lay mans house in Winton: and the premisses he sayth are true, of his own sight, and knowlege: and otherwise he cannot depose.

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To the xviii. he sayth that he was present at the saide Sermon, made by the sayd bishop, in the day articulate: & sayth in the same the sayde bishop did not speake of any thing that should disgrace or reproue the sayde maister Ayre, and Toung, or any of them: or spake any thing of them, that this deponent hearde, or coulde perceiue: and other wise he cannot depose.

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☞ Vpon the interrogatories he aunswereth as before.

Ihon Seton

¶ Notes for the Reader.
A briefe Table or Index of such notes and specialties, whereunto Steuen Wynton did agree and graynt concerning reformation of Religion.

☞ It may seme to the (louing reader) that we haue ben to prolixe and tedious in reciting the multitude of so many witnesses, which neaded not here perauenture to haue bene inserted, considering our other matters more necessary, and the greatnes of the volume: but the cause mouing vs therunto was so resonable, that we could not leue thē out. For seing there be so many yet to this day, that stick so much to Gardiners witte, lerninge, and religion, takinge him for such a Champion, and a firme piller of the popishe churche, for suche as hetherto haue bene so deceaued in him, we haue take here a little paynes: so that if they will either credit his owne wordes, workes, sermons, wrytings, disputations, or els will be iudged by

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