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MS. Cos., and Church at Darlington* ; and he bought of King c. 1620.

Richard the First the Earldome of Sadberge* for his Successors. Dav.] And because those holy Bishops and Monkes woold not bee vnmindfull of the least fauour which was done for them, and for the honour of theire holy St, Aldwinus on the out side of his Church,* and Ranulph Flambard, accordinge to the intention of Willia Calipho the founder) did erect a monument (made the Pourtraiture, Dav.) of a milke maide milkinge hir kowe, on the outside of the north-west turrett of the nine altars, at the buildinge of the new church, in a thankfull remembrance of that maide which so fortunately in theire great perpexitye directed them to Dunholme where the body of theire great saint was to rest untill the resurrection, which monument though defaced by the weather) to this day is there to bee seene. MS. Cos. ]

[XXXV.] [The discription of the tombe wch William

Calipho erected for S Cuthbert in the Cloyster garth till a faire shrine might bee made in his

new church wherin hee might be inclosed. Williā Carlipho Bpp of Durhamn before hee tooke downe the old church builded by B' Aldwinus did prepare a faire and beautifull tombe of stone in the cloyster garth a yeard high from the ground, where St Cuthb: was laid untill his shrine was prepared for him in the new church that now is, ouer which tombe was layd a faire and comely marble, but when his body was translated to the feriture wher it was (64) inshrined in honour of him, they made a goodly large and curious Image of marble representinge St Cuthbert, in that forme in wch he was wont to say masse, with his miter on his head and his Crosier staffe in his hand, and his other uestments uery curiously engrauen on the sd marble wch after his body was inshrined in the new church) was placed aboue the sd tombestone, and round about the sd tombstone both at the sides, and at either end was sett upp neate stanchells · MS. has “perpexitye,” and seems to have “ directem.” “Was placed” is repeated in the MS.


c. 1620.

of wood, ioyned so close that one could not put in his MS. Cos., hand betwixt one and other but inight onely looke in and see that exquisite picture wch laid within them, and was couered aboue with lead like unto a chappell, wch comely monument did stand in the Cloyster garth (till the suppression of the Abbey) ouer against the parlour dore through wch the monkes were caryed into the Centrye garth to bee buryed wch Parlour is now turned into a storehouse and a roome made aboue it for the registers office, But shortly after the Abby was supprest, deane Horne tooke downe that faire and ancient monument, and conuerted the leads and wood and stone thereof to his owne use yet left the Image of St Cuthbert perfect and sett it on the side of the cloyster wall against the said parlour dore through which the monks went into the centrye garth, But when deane Whittinghā did beare authoritie in this church, hee caused that Image, as hee did many other ancient monuments) to bee taken downe and broken in peices beinge religiously loath (as it should seeme) that any monument of St Cuthbert, or of any man (who formerly had beene famous in this church and great benefactors thereunto, as the priors his predecessors were) should bee left whole and undefaced, in memorye or token of that holy man St Cuthbert, wch was sent and brought thither by the power and will of allmightie god, which was the occasion of the buildinge of the sd monasticall church and house where they haue all theire liuinges and comodities to liue on at this day. MS. Cosm.]

c. 1600.

(XXXVI. THE Cloister.) The east Alley. And also yt was long & many yeres after or [euer, Cos.] Roll, the cloyster was buylded vnto ye tyme of Buship Skirley (65) (Skirlawe, Cos.] and Bushop Langley, * who were ye first founders

(And also it was long and many yeares after on (sic) MS. L., the Cloyster unto the time of Bpp. Walter Skirlam (sic) 1656.

. who was first consecrated Bpp. of Litchfield, he satt there one year and was translated to Wells, there two yeares,

c. 1600.

MS. L., and in September 1388 removed to Durham, he gave 1656.

towards the building the Cloyster two hundred pound in his life time, and four hundred pound in his will (he bestowed also two hundred and twenty pound in building the Dirivatory*) he satt Bpp. of Durham 18 yeares, and died in the beginning of the year 1406, and after him Thomas Langly Bpp. gave to the building of the said Cloisters 838li. 178. ob. so that these two Bishopps were

the first founders L., C., Harl., Dav.] Roll, & buylders of ye said Cloyster and dyd bear all ye

charges of the buylding and workmanship of ye said worke and was the first that dyd cause from ye cloister dour to ye church dour to be sett in glasse in ye wyndowes ye hole storie & myricles* of that holie mā Sacte Cuthb: from ye daie of his Nativitie & birth vnto his dyinge daie, and ther yow should haue sene and beholden his mother lying in her child bedd [and how that, Dav.] after she was delyüled, the brighte beames* dyd shyne frõ heavē vpo her & vpo ye child where he did lye in ye Cradle, that to eủy mans thinking ye Holie ghoste had over shadowed hime: for euy one that did se yt (sitt, Cos.] dyd thinke that ye house had bene (set, Cos.] all on fyre, ye beames dyd shine so bright ou all ye house both wthin & wthout : and also ye Bushop baptized ye childe & did call him Mullocke [hullocke or Yullocke ?, Cos. ; Yullock, Dav.) in the Irishe tounge ; the wch is in Inglishe asmuch as to saie Cuthbert,* the foresaid Bushops name who baptized and [who, etc., interlined over that, erased] had ye keapinge of ye vertuouse and godly childe is called Vgenio, ye name of the Citie that ye childe Sacte Cuthbert was baptized in is called Hardbrecins* [hard brecumb, Cos.], for he was blessed of god evin fro his mothers wombe so that euy myracle that he did after frome his Infancye was sett there by it selfe, & in vnder elly myracle there was Sertain verses* sett furthe in latten that dyd declaire the content and meaning of eưy myracle and storie by yt selfe in most excellent coulered glasse, most artifficiallye sett furth and curiouslie [marueilouslye,

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c. 1600.

Cos.] wrowght being lyvelie to all ye beholders thereof, Roll, and the storie wch was in the wyndowes there, was onely sett vp in yt place by ye charges of thes two godly and well disposed Bushoppt to be annexed and adioyned wth the said toumbe* in ye cloister garthe (in, etc., interlined], & his picture thervpõ most lyvely to beholde to be a memoriall of ye

said holie man Sacte Cuthb: that eily one that came thorowghe the Cloyster mighte se all his liffe and myracles from his birth & Infancy vnto his dying day, and he was Comed of a Pncelie Raice*, ffor his father was prynce & his mother a princes dowghter, as may a peare by ye history at large. And after in kyng Edward tyme [vjo., interlined] this story was pulled downe by Deane Horne & broken all to peces, for he might neu abyde any auncient monume, actes, or deades, that gave any light of godly Religion.

Also ther is in ye said Cloist aboue hed, (in sellering in Wainscot,1) certaine Bushope armes* and noble mēs armes, (66) both knightl and mē of wourship who had bestowed any thing of yt church.


There was a goodlie (goodly, L.; godly, Cos., H. 44 ; certaine, C.; a ceremony, H., 45] ceremonye weh ye Por and the Mounckes dyd vse eily Thursdaie before east called maundy thursdaie," the custoume was this, ther were xiijo [xviij, Cos. and Dav.) poore aged mē* appoynted to cume to ye cloyster as that daie, havinge there feete clene washed there to remayne till such tyme as ye por & the whole covent dyd cume thether at ix a clock,* or ther aboutl, ye aged mē sytting betwixt ye pler dour & ye Church dour, vpon a fair longe broad thicke fourme,* wch fourme laie on iijo peces of wood, eưy pece pictured like unto a mā antick wourke verie fynely wrought, being placed for ye feite of ye fourme, in vnder either end one, & one in ye mydde, wch forme dyd stand alwaies in ye church beyond ye Revester dour betwixt two pillers ou & against ye quere doure on ye southsyd of ye quere, wch

Interlined in blacker ink, by a different but coæval hand; also in L., C.

c. 1600.

Roll, fourme was taiken & caried eưy maundie thursdaie before

easter to ye cloister, where ye por after certaine praiers said, one of his 'svantt did bring a fair baison, wth clene water, & ye por dyd washe* ye poore mens fete, all of theme, one after an other wth his owne hande, & dryed them wth a towell, and kissed ther feite hime selfe, wch being done, he did verie liberally bestowe xxxd in money* of euy one of theme, wth vijo reade herringť a pece, and did sve them him selfe, wth drinke & iijo loves of bread, wth certaine wafers*, and when all was done ye forme wch was ordayned onely for that purpose, was caried againe into ye church, & sett in ye same place where yt was taken fro that me might also sit on yt ther, when they came to here devine svice (wch fourme is yet remaynynge vnder ye te

deum wyndowe & the clock.] MS. L.,

(Also when one goeth forth of the Cloyster, through an 1636. Entry into the Deans Lodgin at the head of the staires

behind the door called the Usher door,* and on the right hand behind ye sd door there is another door that goeth into the Register, wherein certain old written bookes of records of Evidence of the Monasticall house of Durham did lie, and also there did lie, a Copie of the foundation of the hospitall of Greatham, * which was also registred in the said old written (67) bookes of records, and there to be found if anything should chance by misfortune of fire or otherwise unto the foundation of the said hospitall of Greatham, which Register house was a long time without memory both before and after the suppression of the house, a Register, and the keeper of the said Register was called George Baites and he was also the Clerke of the Feretorie at that time, and it was near the Register house untill of late that Mr Tobias Matthew* Dean of Durham altered the state of it unto another place called the Parlour as is aforesaid. L., C., Dav.]


(XXXVIII. The Cloister.) The South Alley.

There was on ye south syde of ye cloister adioyni'ge to ye side of

ye cloister dour a stoole or seat* th iiijo feete & a + Added in a coæval hand ; also in L., C., and H. 44.

c. 1600.

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