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Actes and Monumentes Of the Church
¶ George Blage.

Sir George Blage knyght, of the age of xxxviij. years, producted, sworne & examined vpō the forsayd articles.

Vpon the first, second, and thyrde articles, he sayeth they do conteyne the truthe in euery parte.

To the fourth article he can not depose.

To the v. article he sayeth it is true.

To the vi. he sayeth he can not depose.

To the vij. article he sayeth he can not depose.

To the viij. article, he sayeth that he cannot depose, whether the sayde byshop of Wynchester was commaūded to treate of any suche thynges, as is conteyned in the sayde article.

To the ix. article, he sayeth that he was present at the Sermon made on saynt Peters daye, in the second yere of the reigne of kyng Edward the sixt, at whiche tyme this deponent harde the sayde byshop preache vpon the Sacrament, and the masse: wherewith this deponent, and dyuerse other (as he sayeth) were then offended. But what specially the byshop spake of the Sacramēt and the masse, this deponent doth not nowe certainly remember.

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To the x. he sayeth, as before he hath deposed to the ix. article, and otherwyse cannot depose.

Being examined vpon the rest of the sayde articles, sayeth he can not depose of any the contentes in thē specified.

George Blage.

Nicholas Vdall.

Nicholas Vdall, Maister of arte, of the age of fortie and foure years, or there aboutes, a wytnes producted, sworne and examined of and vpon the forsayde articles.

To the first, seconde, and third articles, he sayth they do conteyne the truthe.

To the fourth article, he sayeth he can not depose.

To the v. article, he beleueth the same to be true.

To the vi. article, he sayeth that he hath harde saye, that the byshop of Wynchester was complayned vpon to the counsayle.

To the vij. article, he can not depose.

To the viij. ix. and x. articles, he sayeth, that vpon saynt Peters daye in the moneth of Iune, in the second yeare of the reigne of kyng Edward the sixt. This deponent at the request of a noble personage of this Realme, was the same daye at the byshop of Wynchesters Sermon, made before the kynges maiestie at the courte the sayde S. Peters daye, and dyligently noted in wryting the sayde byshops Sermon: Whiche wryting beyng by hym conceaued, conteyning the effecte of the sayde byshops Sermon, this deponent at the tyme of his examination did reade, and exhibite. And of other thynges not mentioned in the sayde booke, by this deponent exhibited, the sayde byshop in his sayd Sermon did not treate of, nor speake of to this deponents remembraunce. For if he had, he thinketh that he shuld haue noted the same. for he was there in the pulpit diligently notynge, and markyng the sayde Sermon. And otherwyse this deponent cannot depose vpon the sayde artycles.

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To the rest of the articles, he sayeth he cannot depose, but by the report of others.

¶ Vpon the Interrogatories.

To the first Interrogatorie, he aunswereth that otherwyse he cannot depose, then he hath before deposed.

The seconde and thyrde interrogatories concerne not hym.

By me N. Vdall.

¶ Edward North.

Edward North, Knyght, one of the kynges pryuey Counsayle, of thage of xlvij. yeares, or there abouts, a wytnes producted, sworne, and examined, of and vpon the foresayde articles.

To the first, secōd, and third articles, he sayth they do conteyne the truthe.

To the iiij. he cannot depose.

To the v. article, he sayeth they conteyne the truthe.

To the vi. article, he cannot depose.

To the vij. article this deponent sayeth, that he was present in the counsayle, whan the sayde byshop of Wynchester was so monyshed and aduysed.

To the viij. ix. and x. articles, he sayeth that he this deponent was present in the counsayll at Westmynster, whan the byshop of Wynchester was there, before the Lordes of the kynges moste honorable Counsayll, and when certayne articles in wryting conteining muche of the effect of those thynges specified in the sayde article,as this deponent remembreth, were delyuered to hym: of whiche thynges he should intreate in his Sermon, whiche he was comaunded to preache before the kings maiestie: at the delyuerie of whiche articles he required the counsayll that he should not be constrayned to reade them on the booke, as a chyld should, but that they shuld referre it to his discretion, and that he would doo them effectually, and so he then promysed. But whether he declared those articles according to his promyse or omytted any of thē, this deponent can not tell. for he was not present at all his Sermon, but at a parte thereof. Yet afterwardes this deponent hard saye of certayne of the counsayl, that the bishop did omit to intreate of certayne of those matters: and after the duke of Somersets grace declared to the counsayle in the presence of this deponent, that he had willed the sayd bishop not to intreat of certayne matters in his sayd sermon, touching the sacrament of the altar, and the masse, which notwithstanding he did: and this deponent saythe more ouer that afore that time, sundry times it was declared in the counsayle (this deponent then being there present) of the disorder of the sayd bishop. where diuers times it was deuised and consulted by the counsaile, howe and by what meanes the sayd bishop might be broughte to conforme him selfe to such orders, as they had deuised.

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To the xi. article this deponent sayth that the sayd B. was sente vnto (but what time, hee remembreth not) to know his opinion and conformity touching the booke of common prayer: and as this deponent remembreth my Lord Chauncellor, my Lord of Wiltshire, and sir William Peter went to him: And at their retourne, they sayd that the bishop sayde, he beinge discharged of those thinges, that he was committed to warde for, he would shewe his mind therin, and in any other thinge without delay.

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To the xii, xiij. and xiiij. articles, he sayth that sundrye articles, with a submission were sent to the sayde bishop of Winchester by certayne of the lordes of the cousayle, by him to be subscribed: for this deponent was then present in the counsayle, whan it was determined, that the sayd lordes and maister Secretary Peter should go to the sayd bishop, of Winchester.

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To the. xv, this deponent sayeth that he was present in the counsayle, whan the sayd bishoppe was before the sayd counsayle, whan certayne articles, with a submission was exhibited to the sayd bishoppe of Winchester, by him to be subscribed, whiche hee refused to subscribe at that time.

To the xvi. article, this deponent saythe that he was present in the counsayle, whan the fruites of the bishoprike were sequestred.

To the xvii. article, this deponent sayeth that he was like wise present, after the sayd sequestracion, whan the sayd bishop was admonished to conforme him selfe within three monethes then next followinge, vnder payne of depriuation.

To the xviij. article, he sayth that the sayde thre monethes are passed, as this deponent supposeth.

To the last article he he sayth that the said bishop as yet hath not conformed him self, as farre as this deponēt knoweth.

¶ Vpon the Interrogatories

Vpon the said Interr. he sayth that he remembreth no part cōteined in the sayd first interrogatory: whether he spake of it or not, hee remembreth not. For hee was not at all the sermon, as afore he hath deposed. And as touching the interr. concerning sir Anthony Wingefild and Sir Raufe Sadler, he canot depose any thing of thē.

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By me Edward North.

¶ Edwarde Duke of Somerset, examined vpon the articles obiected against the B. of Winchesters saith as here insueth.

TO the first, secōd, and third, his grace sayth they be true.

To the fourth, his grace cannot certeinly depoose therof.

To the fift, his grace thynketh the same article to be true.

To the vi. and vii, his grace sayth, that the said bishop hath bene sondry times complayned on to his grace, and sondry informations made agaynst him, that he was not

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