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Ankerwick Priory

Wraysbury, nr Staines, Buckinghamshire

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Chesham

Buckinghamshire

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Iver

Buckinghamshire

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Ruislip [Riselip; Riselyp]

Hillingdon, London

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Woodrow [Wodrow]

Buckinghamshire

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K. Henry 8. Persecution in the Dioces of Lincolne.
Accusers.Parties accused.Crimes obiected.
For receiuing an Eng-
Thomaslish booke geuen hym by
8tilman.Carder his father, who
Ienkin But-after his abiuration don
ler.before bishop Smith, fel
sicke and died.
Rich Vulford of Riselip.
Hackar. 
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John Hacker was an extraordinarily influential Lollard with a long career; see J. A. F. Thomson, The Later Lollards, 1414-1520 for details. Hacker will be arrested in London in 1527 and in 1528, he would abjure and give the names of over 40 other Lollards to the authorities (1563, p. 418 and BL, Harley 421, fos. 11r-14r).

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Thomas King.
For desiring of Dur-
Ione Cocks.dant her maister, that he
The wife ofbeing a knowen a man,
Rob. Wy-woulde teache her some
wood, hus-knowledge of gods law
bandman.and desiring the same al
so of the Butlers.
These were detected
Nic. Durdātfor that olde Durdant of
of Stanes.Euyncourte, at dinner
Dauy Dur-sitting with his children
dant of An-& their wiues, bidding a
Rob. Car-kerwike.boy there stāding, to de-
der of Iuer,The wife ofparte out of þe house, that
weuer, de-old Durdāt.he should not heare and
tected theseThe wifetel, did recite certain pla-
of Nich.ces vnto them, out of the
Durdant.Epistles of S. Paule, &
of the Gospels.
He was detected to be
a knowen man, because,
after the death of bishop
Smith, he was heard to
say these words: my L.
that dead is, was a good
man, and diuers known
men were called before
him, & he sēt them home
Ric. White,againe, bidding them þt
Father inthey should liue among
law to Be-their neighbors as good
net Ward ofChristen men should do.
Bekinsfield.And now (saide he) there
is a new Byshop which
is called a blessed man,
and if he bee as he is na-
med, hee wil not trouble
the seruants of God, but
wil let them be in quiet.
Mariā Mor-Iames Morden 
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A James Morden was handed over to the secular arm for burning in 1522 (TNA C/185/115/13).

her owne brother,
den waswhich taught her þe Pater noster, Aue
forced vponand Creede in English, and that shee
eer othe toshuld not go on pilgrimage, nor shuld
vtterworship saincts or images, whych she
had not done by the space of 6. yeares
past, folowing & beleuing her brother.
Iohn Littlepage.
Henry Littlepage.
William Littlepage.
Iames Mor-Ione Littlepage.
den 
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A James Morden was handed over to the secular arm for burning in 1522 (TNA C/185/115/13).

was for
Ric. Morden his brother of Chesham.
ced vponEmme his wife.
his othe toAlice Browne of Chesham.
vtterRad. Morden his brother of Chesham.
His wife.
Iohn Phips.
Elizabeth Hamon.
A Chanon of Missenden.
Tho. Groue, of London.
Tho. Coup-Isabel Morwyn.
land forcedThe wife of Norman of Amersham.
by his othe,
detectedTh Couper
of Wodrow.Because these two could
Rog. Har-not saye their Creede in
ding.Latin.
W. Grinder.
The wife of Rob. Stampe of Woodrowe.
Th. Roulād.Thom. Har-Because, after theyr
T. Couplād.ding 
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A Thomas Harding and his wife were listed among those who had abjured in 1511. In 1532, Thomas Harding will be burned for heresy.

of A-
abiuration in Byshop
Ric. Steuēs.mersham.Smithes tyme, diuers
MarginaliaAnno 1521 Ex Regist. Io. Longland. Lincoln.Accusers.Parties accused.Crimes obiected.
Rog. Benetknown men (as they thē
forced byAlice Hard-termed them) which wer
their otheing his wife.abiured before, had much
to accuse.resort to their house.
For speaking these wor-
des: Men do say I was
Agnesabiured for heresy, it may
Squire.well be a napkin for my
nose, but I wil neuer be
ashamed of it.
The vicarHe was detected for þt
of littlehee did geue to D. Wil-
Missenden.cocks 20. li. to excuse him
Tho. Groueþt he might not be brou-
& his wife.ght to open penance. 
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This is interesting evidence of the wealth of some of these Lollards and their ability to use it to subvert the authorities.

For that he was heard
to say these wordes after
Thomasthe greate abiuration,
Iohn Saw-Holmes. 
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One scholar has declared that 'Longland took almost a sportsman's delight in apprehending preachers or intellectuals who were propagating heresy' (Margaret Bowker, The Henrician Reformation: The diocese of Lincoln under John Longland 1521-1547 [Cambridge, 1981], p. 61). It is also worth noting that abjuration and even informing on others were not necessarily sufficient to save a heretic. Longland burned his chief witness, Thomas Holmes.

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when hee had abiured:
cote vponthat the greatest cobbes
his othe didwere yet behinde.
appech
Because he euer defen-
ded them whyche were
Rich Saun-suspected to bee knowen
ders 
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Richard Saunders's property was assessed at £300 and he was by far the wealthiest person in Amersham (Andrew Hope, 'Lollardy: The stone the builders rejected?' in Protestantism and the National Church, ed. Peter Lake and Maria Dowling [Beckenham, Kent, 1987], p. 10).

of A-
mē. Also because he bou-
mershamght out his penance, and
caryed hys badge in hys
purse.

¶ Bishop Longland seeking howe to conuicte MarginaliaIohn Fyppe.Iohn Phip 

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Richard Saunders's property was assessed at £300 and he was by far the wealthiest person in Amersham (Andrew Hope, 'Lollardy: The stone the builders rejected?' in Protestantism and the National Church, ed. Peter Lake and Maria Dowling [Beckenham, Kent, 1987], p. 10).

of periurie, who being charged with an oth did not answer affirmatiuely to such suspitions as were laide vnto him by Thom. Holmes 
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One scholar has declared that 'Longland took almost a sportsman's delight in apprehending preachers or intellectuals who were propagating heresy' (Margaret Bowker, The Henrician Reformation: The diocese of Lincoln under John Longland 1521-1547 [Cambridge, 1981], p. 61). It is also worth noting that abjuration and even informing on others were not necessarily sufficient to save a heretic. Longland burned his chief witness, Thomas Holmes.

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and other seueral accusers, did examine Sibill Affrike his owne sister, vpon her oth to detect I. Phip 
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A John Phipp appeared on the list of those in the Amersham area who abjured in 1511. It probably was not the same person, since Phipp was not executed for relapse in 1521, but it could well have been a close relative.

her brother of relapse, but she so answered, that the bishop could take by her no great hold of relapse against him. Wherin is to be noted the singular iniquitie and abuse in the Church of Rome, which by vertue of othe, setteth the sister to procure the brothers blud. 
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Foxe is genuinely shocked by Bishop Longland's methods of investigation, which undermined the integrity of both family and community.

The like also was sought by Thomas Affrik, his sisters husband, but they had by him no vauntage.

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For reading to hym in
Iohn Butlera certayne Booke of the
hys owneScripture, and perswa-
brother.ding him to harken to the
same.
Robert Carder.
Ienkin But-Richard Butler his brother.
ler did ap-Henry Vulman of Vxbridge.
peachRich. Ashforde of Walton, otherwise called
Rich. Nash, or R Tredway.
W. King of Vxbridge.
Because she came not to
the Churche ofter on the
woorke dayes, being ad-
Isabel Tra-monished bothe by the
cher, wife ofchurch wardens, by the
Ioh. Trachergraduates of the church,
and by Doctour Cockes
commissary, but folowed
her busines at home. Al-
Thom. Cle-so because shee purposed
ment ofto set her daughter to A-
Chersham.lice Harding 
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A Thomas Harding and his wife were listed among those who had abjured in 1511. In 1532, Thomas Harding will be burned for heresy.

, saying that
shee coulde better in-
struct her then many o-
ther. Also because she cur
sed þe priest after he was
gone, which had geuen
to her the Eucharist, say-
ing, that he had geuen to
her bitter gall.
W. Amery-
den did de.For þt she being great wt
tectchilde, did dine before she
wēt to church to take her
Alice Hol-rites, saying, that Isabel
ting.Tracher did so tell her, þt
she might dine before she
receiued the sacrament.
For
CCc.iij.
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