Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Nicholas Hall45. Margery Polley46. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 47. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 48. John Aleworth 49. Martyrdom of James Abbes 50. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 51. Martyrdom of John Newman52. Richard Hooke 53. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 54. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 55. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 56. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 57. Martyrdom of William Haile 58. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 59. William Andrew 60. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 61. Samuel's Letters 62. William Allen 63. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 64. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 65. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 66. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 67. Cornelius Bungey 68. John and William Glover 69. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 70. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 71. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 72. Ridley's Letters 73. Life of Hugh Latimer 74. Latimer's Letters 75. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed76. More Letters of Ridley 77. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 78. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 79. William Wiseman 80. James Gore 81. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 82. Philpot's Letters 83. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 84. Letters of Thomas Wittle 85. Life of Bartlett Green 86. Letters of Bartlett Green 87. Thomas Browne 88. John Tudson 89. John Went 90. Isobel Foster 91. Joan Lashford 92. Five Canterbury Martyrs 93. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 94. Letters of Cranmer 95. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 96. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 97. William Tyms, et al 98. Letters of Tyms 99. The Norfolk Supplication 100. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 101. John Hullier 102. Hullier's Letters 103. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 104. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 105. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 106. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 107. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 108. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 109. Gregory Crow 110. William Slech 111. Avington Read, et al 112. Wood and Miles 113. Adherall and Clement 114. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 115. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow116. Persecution in Lichfield 117. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 118. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 119. Examinations of John Fortune120. John Careless 121. Letters of John Careless 122. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 123. Agnes Wardall 124. Peter Moone and his wife 125. Guernsey Martyrdoms 126. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 127. Martyrdom of Thomas More128. Examination of John Jackson129. Examination of John Newman 130. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 131. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 132. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 133. John Horne and a woman 134. William Dangerfield 135. Northampton Shoemaker 136. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 137. More Persecution at Lichfield
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Anthony Draycot

(d. 1571)

Chancellor of Lincoln under Longland; chancellor of Coventry under Bayne. [DNB DCL, 1552; Foster]

John Glover was buried in the Churchyard but Chancellor Draycot demanded that he be dug up. The priest protested, as Glover had been buried for six weeks and therefore stank, so Draycot insisted that Glover be denounced as damned from the pulpit and then dug up after one year and his bones be thrown over the wall into the highway. This information was given by the parson of the town to Hugh Burrows of Fynden in Derbyshire and to Glover's wife, Agnes, who gave the information to Foxe. 1570, p. 1892, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Chancellour Draycot examined Thomas Barnes and Elice Byrch on 27 June 1556 regarding their conversation about the proclamation of two queens in England after the death of Edward VI. One of them was condemned to bear a fagot for speaking against the mass. 1563, p. 1527.

Draycot persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

Anthony Draycot had Waste apprehended in Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

Joan Waste was condemned by Anthony Draycot and Ralph Bayne. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

On the day of her death Joan Waste was accompanied to church by Draycot, Thomas Powthread, Henry Vernon, Master Dethick of Newhall and many others. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot preached a violent sermon against Joan Waste. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot demanded that the gentlemen and bailiffs witness Joan Waste's death. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot went to an inn and slept during Joan Waste's execution. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot is described by Foxe as being even more cruel that Ralph Bayne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Draycot and Bayne examined the following (but later dismissed them): John Adale, Anthony Afterwhittle, Thomas Arch, Thomas Arnal, John Avines, Henry Birdlim, Eustache Bysacre, Julius Dudley, William Enderby, Richard Foxal, John Frankling, Anthony Jones, Richard Kempe, John Leach, Hugh Lynacres, Thomas Lynacres, William Marler, Hugh Moore, William Mosley, Martin Newman, Isabel Parker, Cicely Preston, John Richardson, John Robinson, Thomas Sailter, William Shene, John Stamford, Thomas Steilbe, Thomas Underdone, Francis Ward, Richard Weaver, Thomas Wilson, and Richard Woodburne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

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Robert Aston was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Bayly was examined by Draycot and Bayne and deprived. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Borsley the younger was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Norris was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Anselm Sele was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Slavy was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Smith was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Stiffe was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Waterhouse was examined and forced by Draycot and Bayne to do penance. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Taylor and Henry Tecka were deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Agnes Foreman was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on 12 September 1556. 1563, p. 1547, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1954.

Edward Hawkes was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Kaime was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Katrenes was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Joyce Lewes was examined by Draycot and Bayne in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in October 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Mossey was examined and deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

As Joyce Lewes took a drink at her execution, she said that she drank to all those who loved the gospel and desired the abolition of papistry. Several of the town's women drank from the same cup and were examined by the bishop and his chancellor and later forced to do penance. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2207, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

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Thomas Parkinson was examined in 1558 by Anthony Draycot and made to do penance. 1563, p. 1681.

Anthony Draycot was committed to the Fleet after the death of Mary. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2299, 1576, p. 1990. 1583, p. 2101.

 
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Henry Vernon

Henry Vernon persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

On the day of her death Joan Waste was accompanied to church by Anthony Draycot, Thomas Powthread, Henry Vernon, Master Dethick of Newhall and many others. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

 
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Joan Waste

(1534? - 1556)

A blind, unmarried woman. Of All Hallows parish, Derby.

Joan Waste was the daughter of William Waste, barber, who used occasionally to make ropes. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

She learned to knit hose and sleeves when she was around twelve or fourteen years old and to help her father. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

After her parents death, she lived with her brother, Roger Waste, during the reign of Edward VI. Roger took her to church to hear sermons in the vernacular. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

She became well versed in religion during Edward VI's reign. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

She saved money to buy a New Testament. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

She became acquainted with John Hurt, a prisoner in the common hall of Derby, who read to her from her New Testament. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

When John Hurt could not read to her, Joan Waste went to John Pemberton, clerk of the parish church of All Saints, Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

Foxe lists her persecutors as: Ralph Bane, Anthony Draycot and Peter Finch, with the assistance of Richard Ward, William Bainbridge, John Dethick, Richard Blackwell, Richard Parchinson, Thomas Swinerton, George Poyser, Thomas Roper and John Reyner, [1563, p. 1545] and Sir John Port and Henry Vernon. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952

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Anthony Draycot had Waste apprehended in Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

Waste was brought out of prison by Peter Finch. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

Articles were brought against her. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, pp. 2137-38, 1576, pp. 1858-59, 1583, p. 1952.

Waste said that the doctrine taught and sermons given by Dr Taylor were believed by Taylor and others to be a true doctrine. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

She was condemned by Thornden and Draycot. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

On the day of her death Joan Waste was accompanied to church by Draycot, Thomas Powthread, Henry Vernon, Master Dethick of Newhall and many others. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot preached a violent sermon against Joan Waste. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot demanded that the gentlemen and bailiffs witness Joan Waste's death. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Her brother, Roger Waste, held her hand on the way to the Windmill-pit, where she was burned in August 1556. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

Draycot went to an inn and slept during her execution. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1952.

William Bainbridge, bailiff, testified to these events. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1953.

John Cadman, curate of Derby, testified to these events. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1953.

 
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Peter Finch

Commissary of Derby.

Peter Finch persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

Waste was brought out of prison by Peter Finch. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

 
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Ralph Bayne

(d. 1559)

Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (1554 - 1559) [DNB]

Latimer's adversaries are listed: bishop of Ely (preached against him in King's College); Dr Watson (Master of Christ's College); Dr Norton (Master of Clare); Dr Philo (Master of Michael House); Dr Metcalfe (Master of St John); Dr Blith (of the King's Hall); Dr Bullock (Master of Queen's College); Dr Palmes (Master of St Nicholas hostel); Bayne, Rud and Greenwood of St John's; Brikenden, of St John's also, and said to have been a scholar of Latimer's. 1563, p. 1307, 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

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Robert Glover believed that after Bayne and Draycot had read his letter to the mayor of Coventry they had decided to attempt to do away with Glover while he was in prison 1570, p. 1888, 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

In the letter to his wife, Glover stated that he was examined before the bishop of Coventry in Denton's house . 1563, pp. 1273-80, 1570, pp. 1886-89, 1576, pp. 1615-19, 1583, pp. 1710-12.

Robert Glover was examined and condemned by Draycot and Bayne. 1563, p. 1281, 1570, p1889., 1576, p. 1618, 1583, p. 1712.

When friends and family of William Glover tried to have Glover buried in his local church, Bernard, the clerk (whom Foxe believed still to be clerk in 1570), refused his burial. Bernard rode to bishop Raufe Bayne for advice. After two days and one night, Bernard returned with a letter from Bayne which demanded that Glover not be buried in the churchyard. Some of the villagers dragged his body by horse (as it had now begun to stink so badly they could not touch him) and then buried him in a broom field. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

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Bayne wrote a letter to the parish of Weme. 1563, p. 1277, 1570, p. 1891, 1576, p. 1620, 1583, p. 1714.

Cornelius Bungey was condemned by Ralph Baynes, bishop of Coventry. Articles were raised against Bungey which he answered. 1563, pp. 1282-83, 1570, p. 1890, 1576, p. 1619, 1583, p. 1714.

Philpot's fifth examination was before Bonner, Rochester, Coventry, St Asaph, as well as Story, Curtop, Saverson, Pendleton and others. 1563, pp. 1398-1405, 1570, pp. 1968-72, 1576, pp. 1695-98, 1583, pp. 1803-05.

John Philpot's final examination, on 16 December 1555, was before the bishops of London, Bath, Worcester and Lichfield. 1563, p. 1442, 1570, pp. 1997-98, 1576, p. 1719, 1583, p. 1827.

John Colstock, Nicholas Ball, Thomas Flyer, Thomas Pyot, Henry Crimes and Thomas Johnson, among others, were examined in the diocese of Lichfield by Ralph Bayne for his beliefs. 1563, p. 1528, 1570, p. 2098, 1576, p. 1810, 1583, p. 1917.

Bayne persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

He is described by Foxe as the cruel bishop of Coventry. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Draycot and Bayne examined the following but later dismissed them: John Adale, Anthony Afterwhittle, Thomas Arch, Thomas Arnal, John Avines, Henry Birdlim, Eustache Bysacre, Julius Dudley, William Enderby, Richard Foxal, John Frankling, Anthony Jones, Richard Kempe, John Leach, Hugh Lynacres, Thomas Lynacres, William Marler, Hugh Moore, William Mosley, Martin Newman, Isabel Parker, Cicely Preston, John Richardson, John Robinson, Thomas Sailter, William Shene, John Stamford, Thomas Steilbe, Thomas Underdone, Francis Ward, Richard Weaver, Thomas Wilson, and Richard Woodburne. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

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Robert Aston was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Bayly was examined by Draycot and Bayne and deprived. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Borsley the younger was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Agnes Foreman was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield on 12 September 1556. 1563, p. 1547, 1570, p. 2141 , 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1954.

Edward Hawkes was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Kaime was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Katrenes was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Joyce Lewes was examined by Draycot and Bayne in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in October 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Robert Mossey was examined and deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Norris was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Anselm Sele was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Richard Slavy was deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Smith was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

Thomas Stiffe was examined and forced by Bayne and Draycot to do penance in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield in September 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

John Waterhouse was examined and forced by Draycot and Bayne to do penance. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

William Taylor and Henry Tecka were deprived by Draycot and Bayne in 1556. 1563, p. 1548, 1570, p. 2141, 1576, p. 1861, 1583, p. 1955.

A citation to appear before the bishop was delivered to Joyce Lewes' husband, who furiously insisted that the summoner return it, lest he would force him to eat it, which he forced him to do at dagger-point. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

Joyce Lewes and her husband were commanded to appear before the bishop. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

Although her husband submitted, Joyce Lewes refused. The bishop gave her one month's respite and returned her to her husband, who was bound to the sum of £100 to return her to submit at the end of one month. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

John Glover and others pleaded with Joyce Lewes' husband not to send her to the bishop and so forfeit the money but he refused. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2206, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

As Lewes took a drink, she said that she drank to all those who loved the gospel and desired the abolition of papistry. Several of the town's women drank from the same cup and were were examined by the bishop and his chancellor and later forced to do penance. 1563, p. 1619, 1570, p. 2207, 1576, p. 1904, 1583, p. 2012.

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Ralph Bayne was a participant in the Westminster disputation of 1559. 1563, p. 1717, 1583, p. 2119.

Ralph Bayne died after Queen Mary. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2301, 1576, p. 1992.

 
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Richard Ward

Bailiff of Derby.

Richard Ward persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

 
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[Sir] John Port

(1514? - 1557)

JP Derby (1555) [SP11/5, no. 6; Bindoff Commons (Bindoff gives him no title)]

Sir John Port persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

 
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William Bainbridge

Bailiff of Derby

William Bainbridge persecuted Joan Waste of Derby. 1563, p. 1545, 1570, p. 2137, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1951.

He testified to the events surrounding the death of Joan Waste. 1570, p. 2138, 1576, p. 1859, 1583, p. 1953.

 
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William Waste

Father of Joan Waste.

William Waste was a barber, who used occasionally to make ropes. 1570, p. 2039, 1576, p. 1858, 1583, p. 1952.

 
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Derby
Darby, Darbye
NGR: SK 353 360

A borough, possessing separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Marleston and Litchurch, county of Derby, of which it is the capital. 15 miles west from Nottingham, 29 miles north-west from Leicester. The town comprises the parishes of All Saints, St Werburgh, St Alkmund, St Peter and St Michael; all in the Archdeaconry of Derby, Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. The living of St Alkmund is a vicarage not in charge; St Peter, St Werburgh and St Michael are discharged vicarages; and All Saints is a perpetual curacy.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Scottish information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1846)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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1975 [1951]

Queene Mary. Exa. and aunsweres of Iohn Newman Martyr. Ioan Waste Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1556. Iuly.but the deuill cannot be where Christe is, excepte it please Christ.

New. Christ will not be in an vncleane person that hathe the Deuill.

MarginaliaD. Thornton reasoneth with Iohn Newman.Thornton. Why, will ye not beleue that Christ was in hell and ye will graunt that the Deuill is there: and so mighte he be in Iudas, and if it pleased him.

New. Christ woulde not suffer Mary Magdalen to touche him, which sought him at his graue, and did loue him entirely: much lesse he will suffer an vngodly man to receaue him into his vncleane body.

Thornton. Yes, seeing God may do all thinges, he may do what he list, and be where he will: And doth not the Psal. say: he is in hell, and in all places. Why shoulde wee then doubt of his being there.

New. Though his Godhead bee in all places, yet that is not sufficient, to prooue that his humanitie is in all places.

Thornton. No, doe you not beleeue that God is omnypotent, and may do all thinges?

New. I doe beleue that God is almighty, and may doe all that he will do.

MarginaliaThe omnipotency of Christ doeth not proue him to be really in the Sacrament.Thornton. Nay, but and if he be omnipotent, hee may doe all thinges, and there is nothing vnpossible for hym to do.

New. I know God is almighty, and can do all that he wil but he cannot make his sonne a lyer, he cannot deny hym selfe, nor hee cannot restore virginitie once violated and defiled.

Thornton. What is that to youre purpose. GOD dothe not defile virginitie: we speake but of thinges that God doth.

New. Why, will ye haue the humanitie of Christ in all places, as the deitie is?

MarginaliaAbsurdity in the Popes doctrine.Thornt. Yea, he is in all places, as the deitie is, if it please him.

New. I will promise you that seemeth to me a very great heresie: for heauen and earth are not able to conteine the diuine power of God, for it is in all places, as here and in euery place: and yet ye will say, that where soeuer the deitie is, there is also the humnanitie: aud so ye wil make him no body, but a phantasticall body, and not a body in deede.

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Thornton. Nay, we do not say he is in al places, as the deitie is, but if it please him, he may be in all places with the deitie.

MarginaliaThe humanity of Christ may not be in all places.New. I promise you that it seemeth to me as a great an heresie as euer I heard of in my life, and I dare not graunt it, least I shoulde deny Christ to be a very man, and that were agaynst all the scriptures.

Thornton. Tushe, what shall we stande reasoning wyth him? I dare say he doth not beleeue, that Christ came out of his mother, not opening the matrice. Doe you beleue that Christ rose from death and came through the stone?

New. I doe beleue that Christ rose from death: But I doe not beleue that he came through the stone, neither doth the scripture so say.

Thornton. Loe, how say you, he doth not beleue that chryst came through þe stone: And if he doth not beleue this, how shall he beleue the other? If he could beleue this, it wer easie for him to beleue the other. MarginaliaNote the grosse ignoraunce of this Suffragan.

New. The scripture doth not say he went through þe stone, but it saith the Angels of God, came downe and roled away þe stone, and for feare of him: the keepers became euen as dead men.

Thornt. A foole, foole, that was because the women shuld see that he was risen agayne from death.

New. Well the scripture maketh as much for me, as it doth for you and more to.

Thornton. Well, let vs not stande anye longer aboute him. Backe agayne to the real presence. How say ye, is the body of Christ really in the sacrament, or no?

New. I haue aunswered you already.

Thornton. Well doe yee not beleeue that hee is there really?

New. No, I beleue it not.

Thornton. Well, will ye stand to it?

New. I must needes stande to it, till I bee perswaded to a further truth.

Thornton. Nay, yee will not bee perswaded but stande to your owne opinion.

New. Nay I stand not to mine owne opinion, GOD I take to witnesse, but onely to the scriptures of God, and that can all those that stand here witnes with me, and nothing but the scriptures: and I take God to witnes, that I do nothing of presumption, but that that I do, is onely my conscience, and if there be a further trueth: then I see, excepte it appeare a trueth to me, I cannot receiue it as a truth. And seeing fayth is the gifte of God, and commeth not of man: for it is not you that can geue me fayth nor no

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man els, therfore I trust ye will beare the more with me, seing it must be wrought by God, and when it shall please God to open a further truth to me, I shall receiue it with all my hart, and embrace it.

Thornton had many other questions, which I did not beare away: but as I doe vnderstand: these are the chiefest as for tauntes, foolish, and vnlearned, hee lacked none. Prayse GOD for his giftes, and GOD increase in vs strength.

The argument of Iohn Newman.

MarginaliaArgument in the 2. figure.If the body of Christ were really and bodily in the sacrament, then who soeuer receiued the sacrament, receiued also the body.

The wicked, receiuing the sacrament, receiue not the body of Christ.

Ergo, the bodye of Christe is not really in the Sacrament.

Argument.

Ca-They which eate the fleshe, and drinke the bloude of
Christ, dwell in him, and he in them.
mes-The wicked dwell not in Christ, nor he in them.
tres.Ergo, The wicked eate not the fleshe, nor drinke the
bloud of Christ.

Argument.

Ca-They that haue Christ dwelling in them, bring foorth
much fruite. Iohn. 15. Hee that dwelleth in me, and I in
him, bringeth forth much fruite. &c.
mes-The wicked bringeth forth no fruit of goodnes.
tres.Ergo, they haue not Christes body dwelling in them.

¶ Argument. MarginaliaArgument in the 3. figure.

Da-Where remembrrunce is of a thing, there is imported
the absence thereof.
ti-Remembraunce of Christes body is in the sacrament:
Do this in remembraunce of me. &c.
si.Ergo, Christes body there is imported to be absent.

Mary they will say, we see him not with our outward eyes, but he is commended vnder the fourme of breade & wine, and that that we see, is nothing but a quallitie or an accidence. But let them shew me a quallitie or an accidence without a substaunce, and I will beleue them. And thus much concerning Newmans examinations aud argumentes, whose Martyrdome is before expressed.

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¶ The Martirdome of Ioane Wast, a blynde woman in the Towne of Darbye. 
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Joan Waste

In 1563, Foxe had an account of Joan Waste, which was based on an individual informant's account. In 1570, Foxe expanded this account with trial documents which had been sent to him (BL, Harley 421, fos. 75r-v, 76r and more material drawn from individual informants, including the curate and baliff of Derby). There were no further changes in this account in subsequent editions.

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MarginaliaAugust. 1. MarginaliaIoan Waste a blynde woman and Martyr.THe first day of August, in the yeare aboue specified, suffered likewise at the Towne of Darby, a certaine poore honest godly woman: being blinde from her birth, and vnmaryed, about the age of xxii. named Ioane Wast, of the Parish of Alhallowes. Of them that sate vpon this innocent womans bloude, the chiefest was Rafe Bayne Bishop of the Dyoces, Doctour Draycot hys Chauncellour, sir Iohn Port Knight, Henrye Vernon Esquire, Peter Finshe officiall of Darby, with the assistaunce also of diuers other, Richard Warde, and William Bembrige, the same time being Bayliffes of the Towne of Darby &c. 

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Note that the list of Waste's persecutors is different in the 1563 edition from that in later editions; names were added to and removed from the 1563 list by Foxe's informants for his account of Waste in the 1570 edition.

First after the aboue named Byshoppe, and Doct. Draycot had caused the sayd Ioane Waste to be apprehended in the Towne of Darby, suspecting her to bee guilty of certayne heresies, she was diuers times priuily examined, as well in prison as out of Prison: by Finsh the Officiall aforesayd: After that brought to publicke examination before the Bishop, at last was there burnt in Darby, as is aboue sayd. Touching whose life, bringing vp, & conuersatiō, somewhat more amply we mynd to discourse as by faythfull relation hath come to my handes.

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MarginaliaThe lyfe & conuersatiō of Ioan Waste.First, this Ioane Wast was the daughter of one William Wast, an honest poore man, and by hys science a Barber: who sometime also vsed to make Ropes. His wife had the same Ioane, and one other at one byrth, and shee was borne blinde. And when shee was about xij. or xiiii. yeares old, she learned to knitte hosen and sleeues, and other thinges, which in time she could do very well. Furthermore as time serued she would help her father to turn ropes, and do such other thinges as she was able, and in

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