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VII. NOTES ON PREBENDAL HOUSEs.
(M.S. formerly in possession of Archdeacon Bland, now, 1902, of Dr. Farrar). Prebendal Houses.
Stall 1. Was the Exchequer of the Chamberlain of the Monastery. Built . . . 2
Partly rebuilt by Dr J. Bowes 1712–1721. Egerton arms 1771, etc. Must have been rebuilt or substantially repaired in that Bp's time. Altered by Mr Gisborne, the Hall and Study being interchanged.
2. Built by Dr Jos. Naylor, about 1662. N. B.-He wrote a Supp. to Life of Bp. Morton by Rd. Baddely, the Bp's Secretary. Altered —?
Attic Story added by Dr Philpotts?
3. Was the Guest Hall of the Monastery. See Dav., p. 105. Built –? Much improved by Dr James Finney, Rector of Long Newton and of Ryton, 1694–1726. Rebuilt by Dr. Prosser, 1808?
4. The Guest Hall in part. Improved by Preby Ph. Falle, 1699–1742. Large Repairs by Archd. Thorpe, 1829–1830.
5. Built — ? Improved by Dr J. Bowes, 1696–1712. The present Dining Room was the “Loft” or ordinary Dining Room of the Convent. The Drawing Room by Mr. Bouyer.
6. This was the Refectory of the Almery Children during the Monastery; and it was altered at the Dissolution into a Dwelling House by Stephen Marley, the 1st Preby of the 6th Stall, 1541–1572.
Partly rebuilt by Rd. Wrench, 1660–1675, being much ruined in the Rebellion. See Hut. (II), p. 191.2
7. The Granary, made a Dw. House by Rob Darley, the 1st Preb. of this Stall. His arms were cut in the Hall Window next the Garden and R. D. relieved upon a Stone on the W. side of the Window, within, where it remained in 1758 (Sharp's MS.). * Should be Hunter, IoS ; or, Dav., 139. * Hutchinson, II, 191, note.
It was rebuilt by Preb. L. Pilkington, 1567–1592. Altered, repol, and much improved by Dr. John Smith (the Editor of Bede's Works) 1695–1715. Altered and improved by H. Douglas in 1838.
8. Was a Garner or Corn House temp. Monasterii. Built –. Rebuilt from the Ground by Dr Rd Gray, 1660–1704. 9. Built by —? New Built by Preb. Sancroft (postea Archb. Cant.) in 1674. Dr H. Bagshaw added a new apartment, 1681–1709. Drawing Room (as a Music Room) by Dr Sharp, 1768–1791. io. Built by —? Part of it built anew by Dr Fitzherbert Adams, 1695–1711. He laid out 4, 2000–? Added to by Dr. Hartwell, 1711–1725. Altered by Dr. Haggitt, 1809? 11. Built –? Much improved by Dr Theo. Pickering, 1699–17 Io, who made the Gardens and Fountains. Almost rebuilt by Ld. B(arrington) about 1802.
12. Built –? Rebuilt by Wm. James, 1620–1659. Do. Jno. Morton, 1685–1723. Almost entirely by Hon. Anch. Grey, circ. 1812.
* “Altered,” etc., in another hand.
VIII. Mickleton's ADDITIONs to DAvies. 1691.
J. Davies's Cathedral of Durham, London, 1672,
The additions and Emendations hereafter inserted, were transcribed from a book of James Mickletons of Grays Inn, Esq. grandson of the person to whom the printed book is dedicated," and who was unfortunately drowned at Arundell Stairs the 23d of November, 17 19: but they were not of his own handwriting, and seemed to be transcribed, by the Corrections made in severall places, from some other Copy. They were wrote originally in ye year 1691 as appears from the Catalogue of the Organists inserted over against p. 28.
Mr. Mickleton's book is now in my Lord Harleys Library.
First written, in the year of our Lord 1593. v. p. 49. v. p. 47. It was onely ye Memorial beginning p. 37. but A. Wood p. 904. T. 1 1. of his Athenae Oxon. says it was first written in 1597, and gives this Character of it from a bishop that he do's name not."
Liber hic omninó Apocryphus, pavorapas et Legendae putidae plurimum, verae Historiae (praxi et cultu Monachorum superstitioso exceptis) parum habet: aded ut mirari subit inscitiam ejus qui edidit, et negligentiam (veritati et Ecclesiae Anglicanae damnosam) qui praelo misit.
R.G. L'Ardoise, is properly slate. R. G.
Note that Hugo Derlington" ye 14th Prior of Durham did in the reign of K. Henry 3" cause to be made great Organs for his Church of Durham.
The names of some of the Organists of this Cathedrall Church of Durham.
John Brimleis’ in the beginning of Queen Elisabeth's reign, dyed Octob. 13th 1576, and lyeth buryed in the Consistory, or St. Marys Galilee, at the West end of this
'-' In another handwriting.
Church under a Marble stone, on which in brasse was engraven [his image] the which was taken away in ye troublesome times; but here is his Epitaph still to be seen.
William Brown" an excellent Master of Musick, a severe man, but taught severall persons Musick; among others Mr. Edward Smith' who succeeded him in ye Organists place.
Edward Smith who was buryed in this Church Febr. the 4th 1611. Reg. Jacob. 9°.
After his death one William Smith ye Elder (there were two of this name, but nothing of kin) did sometimes officiate.
Next to Mr. Edward Smith succeeded one [blank] Dodson, who served about a year and a half as Organist.
Richard Hutchinson" the famous Organist dyed on Sunday June ye 7th 1646, but for him there did sometime officiate the other William Smith.
John Forster," who came in at Christmas 1660, and dyed 20th of April, 1677, whose widow was married to Alexander Shaw’ the younger, the 29th of Novemb, after, i.e., 1677.
The said Alexander Shaw after ye death of the said John Forster came in to be Organist, to wit in the latter end of April 1677, and went out at Christmasse 1681.
William Grigg" that came from York, & came in on Christmasse Eve 1681, & then officiated, and is now anno 1691 alive, & the Dean and Chapters Organist.
The third pair of Organs" were called the White Organs, they were placed on ye South side of the Quire towards ye Vestry house, and were most, and indeed dayly, used at ordinary service, in the times of Queen Elisabeth and K. James I. The said two Organs, to wit those on the North side, and the great one in the Middle over the Quire door, were taken down in Dean Hunts time, about ann: 1620 when another great Organ was made," and was finished in the latter end of anno 1621, & placed over the
Quire door. And the said White Organs stood untaken down, and James Smart heard them played on ano 1635 and 1636, and the cases of the said White Organ, and allso of the great Organ remained in the Church till 1641."
Note that the Scotts came into England in September 1640, and there staid untill the 20th of August 1641, at which time they went away ; but in the interim to wit on Midsummer day 1641, which fell out that year to be upon Corpus Christi day and not till then did they use any Violence or harm to the Organs in this Church ; but then they fell on and broke them, and tore up all the great Keys of ye great Organs, which had been finished and Sett up at the latter end of the said year 1621. and the said Midsummer day they pulled down and destroyed the old Font, wch stood betwixt the next 2 pillars to the Quire ward on the South side of the Church, but to prevent further mischief to the Organs, Liev tenant Colonel Bruce, who was quartered in the North Bayly in Durham at Mr. Robert Cowpers, where now Mr. William Shereman liveth, being applyed unto, he for the present put them off, and then one Mr. George Blades, who was, or had been Steward to Dean Balcanduall,” went to Gateside to certifye the premisses, and advise with ye Generall of the Scotch army, who advised Mr. Blades to take ye pipes out ; and at night they did so, and took them all down in the night time to save them, but afterwards the said two Cases, to witt, that of the White Organ, and that of ye Great Organ, being standing in ye Church ye 11th of September 1650 the Scotch prisoners taken at the fight of Dunbar, which was on the 3d of ye said month, to the number of 4500 or thereabouts, being brought to Durham, and put into the Cathedrall, weh was now made a prison to keep them in, they the said prisoners did burn all the said two cases, and all the seats and Wainscott and all the Wood they could find in the Cathedrall Church aforesaid.
The next Organs that were brought into the Church were in Bishop Cosins's time, to witt a pair of little Organs that cost towards 80 pound, that came from London, & placed on the South side in a little loft towards the Vestry: