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(42) In ye third wyndowe being most faire and sumptuous Rolle are also six lightl seued as before, in the highest pte therof are iij fyne portered (portred, Cos.; purtrayed, L.; portraied, C. ; portraid, H. 44] pictures in fyne colored glasse, the mydle being ye Image of ye glorious & blessed virgin mary wth christe in her armes most excellentlie wrowght in glasse, vnder whose feete is writtin.
Sancta Maria. And on the north syde of her is ye picture of St Oswold the king in fyne coulo’ed glasse verie Trymly sett furthe wth a faire crosse in his hand, vnder whose feete is written.
Sancto Oswoldo fundator sedis Episcopalis Lindisfarnnensis que nunc est dunelmēsis, cui' anima“ in feretro St Cuthberti est humata.
And on ye south syde of her is ye picture of holie Kinge Henry* in fyne coulored glasse wth his princely scepter in his hand. vnder whose feete is written.
Rex Henrico Vnder them in other iij faire large light oppositlie & firste to St Marie is placed ye picture of Thom's Langley Bushop most curiouslie & worthelie in fyne coulo’ed glasse wth his myter on his head & his crosier staffe in his lefte hand as he was accustomed to say masse, having his armes verie excellentlie blasened in fine coulo’ed glasse aboue his head, he being a most famous benefacter in reedifyinge and buylding againe this place called ye galleley as most truely & largly is recorded in ye Historie of ye monasticall Church* of Durhm vnder whome is written.
Thom's Langley Rector' ecclesie ad honorem dei ep'us dunelm., et duas cantarias in ead. fundat et dotauit.
And vnder St Oswold is ye picture of Wilfrid Bushop in fyne coulo’ed glasse as he was accustomed to say masse wth his myter on his head & his crosier staffe in his lefte hand, vnder whose feete is written.
i This MS, has “Recter."
Roll, c. 1600.
Sanct9 Wilfrido pimo Lindisfarnensis monachus post Abbas Ripensis vltimo archiep’us Eborasensis, vno año rexit Ep'atum Lindisfarnēsem.
(43) And vnder king Henrie is ye picture of Bushop Cedda in fyne coulo’ed glasse as he was accustomed to say masse wth his myter on his head and his crosier staffe in his lefte hand exquisitelie shewed vnder whose fete is writtē.
Sanct9 Cedda pimo Lindisfarnensis monachus post Abbas in Lestingham trib9 annis rexit Archiep’atū Eborasensem, et etiā rexit ep’atum Ligchfeilde.
And in this wyndowe aboue all are six litle glasened towre wyndowes* in fyne coulo’ed glasse, conteyninge the flight of christe, Josephe & St Marie into Ægipt beinge pursued by Herode, & ye moste pte of ye storie thereof.
In the fourth there be also six faire lightl seued as before conteyning iij faire large pictures in iij lights in ye higher pte, most exactlie fashioned being ye Image of iij holie kings most goodly and bountifull to ye church and to St Cuth: viz Alured Gudred & Elfride* most princely decked & framed in ther royall apparrell wth there scepters in ther hande in fyne coulo’ed glasse, of whose liberalilye (sic) & nveilous munificence ye historie of Si Bede doth make mentio.* Vnder whome are pictured in larg pictures in fyne coulo’ed glasse iij Bushopes of Lindisfarne as they weare accustomed to say masse wth there myters on there headl and there crosier staves in there left handl. Vnder there feete is to be seene. Sancto Godfridus! Lindisfarnensis. St9 Ethelwold9 Lindisfarnensis. The third no name to be decerned saving Episcopus. All wch pictures aforesaid are most largly and sumptuously sett fourth in there formall appell, as ys affore discribed.
* All the MSS. have “Godfridus," and all the editions “Egfridus." There was no bishop of Lindisfarne of either name; the former is probably a misreading of "Eadfridus," The third was most likely “ Eadbertus,"
In the highest pte of wch wyndowe are six litle towre Roll, wyndowes* fynely colored and glasened, conteyni'ge the most pte of ye storie of Christl death, buryall, resurrection, and ascension, most excellentlye sett furth pictured & discribed in fine colo’ed glasse.
(XXIII.) The Ryte or Custome [Rytes and ceremonies, H. 45] of the Church of Durham in Buryinge of
Mounckes. The Mouncke so soune as he sickneth is conveyed with all (44) his appurtinans or furniture, from his owne chamber in Cowte of, H. 45) ye Dorter to an other in ye fermery* [another chamber in ye place called Domus infirmoru comonly called ye fermerey, H. 45), where he might haue both fyre & more convenyent kepinge, for that they weare allowed no fyre in ye Dorter. And at such tyme as ytt appeared to them that accumpeyned him in his sicknes that he was not lykly to lyve, they sent for ye pors chaplaine* who staied wth him till he yealded ye ghoste, then ye barber was sent for* whose office is to put downe ye clothes & baire him, and put on his feet sock and bowt(* [his foote sockes, and his bootes, H. 45), and so to wynde hime in his cowle and habett, then is he fro thence Immediatly Caryed to a chamber called ye Dead manes chamber* in ye said Farmery & there to remayne till nyght. [Then was he ymediately removed owte of ye fermery into a Roome called ye dead mans chamber, over wch was ye Library of latter tymes, and ther to remayne vntill night, H. 45). The pors chaplaine so soune as that he ys woune & conveyed into ye dead manes chamber, doth lock ye chamber dour where he dyed & caryed ye key to ye por. "At nyght ys he removed fro ye dead manes chamber into St Andrewes chappeli, * adioyning to the said chamber & Pmery, there to remayne till eight of ye clock in ye mornynge, ye said chappell being a place onely ordeyned for sollempe devoc'o, the nyght befor there funeralles in this maner Two mounckes either in kinred or kyndness ye nerest vnto him, were appoynted
was” repeated in MS., at a joining of the paper. 2 The words in italics are added in the margin.
I "them" to
Roll, by ye por to be speciall murners, syttinge all nyghte on
ther kneys* at ye dead corsses feet. Then were ye chyldren of thaumerey* sitting on there knees in stalls of eyther syd ye corpes appoynted to Read Dav: spalter* all nyght oư incessanly till ye said o?of eight a clock in ye mornyng at wch tyme ye corse was conveyed to ye chapter house* where ye [Lord, H. 45] Por & ye hole covent did meat hime & there did say there Dergie* [Dirges, H. 45] and Devotio* not being pmytted that any should cume neare ye chapter house duringe ye tyme of ther devotio & praiers for his soule, & after there deuoc'o ye dead corpes was caryed by ye mounckes from the chapter house thorowgh ye pler* a place for michaunts to vtter ther waires, standing betwixt ye chapter house & ye church dour, & so Throwghe ye sayd pler into ye sentuarie garth where he was buryed (and a challice of wax* laid vpo his brest (45) wth hime]2 havinge his blew bedd houlden over his grave* by iiij moūcks during his funeralls, wch Bed is dew to ye Barber for his dewtie aforesaide & ye making of his grave* and at ye tyme of his Buryall ther was but one peile Rounge for him.3
(XXIV.) The Rite or Custoume in
Buryinge of Pryors. * The Priors of the house of Durhm was accustomed to be buryed in the oulde tyme in his bootes & woune in his Coole by ye Barber accordingly as ye mounkl was accustomed to be buryed, that is to say he was caryed furth of his Lodginge in to a chamber in ye farnye called the Deade manes chamber & there did Remayne a certen spaice, and at nyght he was caried into a chapell over against the said chamber dore called Sacte Andrewes chappell and was watched all that night wth the children of ye almery Reading Davides spalter over him, and ij mounckes either in kindred or kyndnes was appointed to sitte all night at his feete mourninge for him, and in the I “hour,” secunda manu.
2 Secunda manu. 3 “Rounge for hime,” at joining of the paper.
4 MS. Hunter 45 enters into no detail on the burial of a Prior, but merely states that it “was in eu'y respect p'formed accordinge to the buryinge of y Monckes,”
morninge he was caryed in to the chapter house & there Roll, did sollemne Svice for hime as the mounckes had at there buryall, from thence he was caryed thorowgh the plor into the Sentory garthe there to be buryed [wher euy one of them did ly vnderneth a fair m'ble stone and]' the mounckes & Barber did burye hime wth a litle challice of silver, * other mettell, or wax, wch was laid vpo his brest wthin his coffine, and his blewe bedde was holden over hime by iiij mounckes, till he was buryed, and the barber had it for his paynes, for makinge of his grave and buryinge of hime, as he had for the mounckes.2
And afterward the pors came to be interred & buryed wthin the abei Church of Durisme and not in the centori garth in thes latter daies as followth.
(XXV. THE NAMES OF THE PRIORS
BURIED OUT OF THE CENTORY GARTH.) The names of all ye pors of Durhm as weere buryed out of ye centory garth wthin ye abei church of Durisme in ye same order & habitt wth [the mitre and, Dav.] all other there furnyture belonging therto, as there pdicessors was (46) buryed before theme in ye centori garth as
is afforesaid in euy respecte ; all wch pors were great Benefactors to ye said church both during yer lives & at ther death as ye historie of ye church more at larg declareth.
Johañes fosser* was ye first por that eù attempted to be buryed wthin the abei church out of ye centori garth.
Robert Berrington de Walworth por dyd first opteyne the vse of ye myter with ye Crutch3 or staffe.
Johans Hemyngbrowghe prio'.
“by" erased, and these words in brackets interlined secunda manu.
3 The words “ye crutch or” are struck out, and “his crosier” placed above, secunda manu.