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MS. Gough, which loft was made fitt for them, and they were set up in Durham, 12.
ye sd loft in June & July 1661, and then were tuned by Mr. John Nichols and James Smart.
There were a pair of great Organs for wch a bargain was made by Dean Barwick: they were begun in his time, and after finished in Dean Sudbury's time against Christmasse 1662, but were not played on on Christmasse day, but the said little Organs were played on; at which Dean Sudbury was angry, but after on St. Stephens Day the said Great Organs were first played on by Mr. John Forster Organist, & so continued to be played on.
And after that a new pair of Organs were agreed for in August 1683 with Bernard Smith* of London, and were set up and finished in August 1686.
In this North Alley were the ancient Song Schools, * in a building through the Church North wall into ye Churchyard northward, in which Song School building there was a Window looking Eastward, and another Northward. Richard Hutchinson the Organist was last Master hereof, the said long School building was pulled down the latter end of ye year 1633, or ye beginning of 1634.
At the East end of the churchyard there was a house and little garden, in which house Nicholas Shuffield: a Singing man of this Church, Counter Tenor, thô by trade a Joyner, did live, dyed, and was buryed in the churchyard under a stone, which with the Epitaph upon it, is yett to be seen.* Afterwards Thomas Tyler lived in the said house. He sung the Bassus part, he there dyed, & was buryed Apr. 27th 1627. After him Walter Meynill, a Clerk in the Registers Office of the bishop (which after was Mr. Newhouses Office, and now is Mr. Gabriel Newhouses Office) lived, & dyed in it the 19th of Jan. and was buryed the day after vzt the 30th of Jan. 1640, these 3 one after another marryed ye same woman, to wit, Anne who was first wife and then Widdow to ye said Nicholas Shuffield whose Virgin name was Teasdale.
Read “ Sheffield,"
There was a stone wall that went from this outshot MS. Gough,
Durham, 12. Northward of the Window, that inclosed part of the Churchyard, and the said Song school, in which wall or inclosure there was a door to go out and in to the said house and garden, but there was no door out of the Song School into the Churchyard, or this Inclosure ; The wall or inclosure was pulled down in K. Charles ye ads time, and the said house, in which these 3 lived, was pulled down Ano 1686, and the ground upon which it stood layd open with the rest of the Churchyard.
This book must have been wrote much later than 1593 Opp. p. 47. as Mr. Mickleton has said it was in the title page, unlesse this account of the breaking down Nevills Crosse in 1639 has been an Addition of the editor John Davies. * R.G.
1 It was onely this memorial beginning p. 37. yt was collected in 1593* and the abovementiond-addition must have been made to it by ye Editor.
The four Bells that hung in the Gallilee Steeple, were Opp. p. 66. first, the Great or Gallilee Bell, which was given by Prior Fosser.* 2. St. Bedes bell. 3. St. Oswalds bell. 4. a Long bell, which was a narrow skirted but well tuned bell, and was the last Bell that was left in the Gallilee Steeple untaken down. But in Febr. 16372* it was taken down, the other bells having been taken down ye January before.
The Galilee bell being to be hung in ye Steeple or Belfrey in the Lantern of the Church, (which Belfrey was supposed to be built by Bp. Skirlaw,* who mostly built ye Cloysters, and whose Coat of Armes in severall times in every of the Cloysters sett & painted in the middle beams, or (blank) in each of the said cloysters, thô others say that Hugh Derlington* 14th prior of Durham made the great Belfrey) it, vzt. the Gallilee bell was designed to be chipt into tune, but by chipping it was made so thin that it was not thought serviceable, so that one Thomas Bartle a plummer cast that Galilee bell over again, and the said last standing bell i.e. the long bell was broke into pieces, and the half of her among other things was put into * In another handwriting.
MS. Gough, Galilee bell to be cast over again and the other half of ye Durham, 12.
said long Bell was put into other bells which were cast. There were 4 bells in all that were cast in the Guest Hall, one of St. Michael, and the said Gallilee Bell, St. Oswalds, and St. Bedes. At Candlemasse after Thomas Bartle had cast the said bells, he dyed, and was buryed in the Cathedrall Churchyard, and the said Gallilee bell was rung out for him, and so the other bells. That of St. Bede hangs now in the Steeple or Lantern of the Church towards the East part there, t'is called the Fifth and is circumscribed thus
Olim Campana Boni Bedæ Decanus et Capitulum
Dunelm. refecerunt A.D. 1665.
Olim Campana D.D. Joh. Fosser et Joh. Hemming!
et Capitulum Dunelm. A.D. MDCXXXII. Master of The Church coat of Armes upon it. Note that Dr. Spark* Hospitall. suffragan bishop to bishop Tunstall caused these bells to
be carryed out of the Gallilee Belfrey, which otherwise would have been broken and sold, and placed them in the great Belfrey of the Cathedrall. v. p. 67. 68.*
The said Galilee bell which Bartle cast, is the great bell now hanging in the Lanterne, whose tongue was broke, ringing for William Willson, Sunday Nov. 30th 1690 the day his body was found and buryed.
That of St. Michael hangs to ye North, & is called the 4th Bell, it is circumscribed
Olim Campana Sti Michaelis A.D. MDcxxxii Decanus
et Capitulū refecerunt.
That of St Oswald hangs to the South it was crackt ringing the Peel at the buryall of John Harrison Clerk of the Bow Church the 25th of May 1638, and after it was cast ye 25th of September 1639, by one Robert Oldfield who came out of Lancashire,* and he mistook in the
John Hemyngburgh, 1391–1416.
casting it, wanting mettle enough, and so cast it over MS. Gough,
Durham, 12. again Novb. ye 3d 1639. and then afterwards was new and badly cast in the Bow church in Decbr 1682, and recast again in March after by the self same person, to witt John Pattison, who was a Taylor, and son of Christofer Pattison. There was another John Pattison who after he had been Major of Durham, became Submaster of the plain Song & writing School under Mark Leonard the Master thereof. there was writt about St. Oswallds bell
Olim Campana Sti Oswaldi, quam fieri fecit Robertus
1632, atque iterum 1639. et tertio 1682. The churches Coat of Armes is upon it.
The Third bell i.e. ye six a clock bell hangs it is circumscribed
Olim Campana Sti Benedicti, quam fieri fecerunt Decanus et Capit. Dunelm. Ao 1664. The second bell hangs
I has a Coat of Armes upon it, to witt quarterly 3 Lyons, & 3 fl. de Lys, circumscribed thus in Saxon letters
Nomen Domini sit Benedictum. The first, to wit, the least bell hangs and is commonly calld St. Margarettes bell.*
(Galilee) Now called the Bishops Consistory.
(same work but) that at the North door as bigg again as p. 101. the other.
Unguis Griffonica* in Bibliotheca Cotton. olim Dunel- p. 110. mensis Ecclesiæ peculium. The Roman Catholicks say he was not buried in the p: 160.
R. Gale's same place where his shrine stood, but keep it a secrett Note: among themselves where his body now lyes. however, 1733. I had it from Dr Hunter, one very inquisitive into these things, and who was informed so by some of his popish acquaintance, that while the Visitors expected the return of theyr Messenger wth the kings commands from London, some of the Monks found means to steal the Body out of the Revestry, and buried it at the foot of the Stairs“ marked
*Blank space in MS.
R. Gale's Ui in the corner of the South transept of the church near Note, 1733. the Clock : That they buryed it within the Staircase to
prevent its being discovered by the breaking up of the pavement : That he once surprised a Lady at her devotions turning herself that way, who after confest to him that the Saint reposed thereabouts, tho' she could not exactly tell the spott where, that secrett being onely entrusted to two monks at a time, and when either of them died the Survivor imparted it to another, in order to perpetuate the tradition.
See the Ichnography of the church prefixt to this book. U.