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(L.) These Beinge Mounckes and offeceres of ye
Howse of Durham and naymed as followth.
Dane Robert Bennett* ye bowcer of ye house. The Bowcers checker* is a litle stone house Joyninge of the (83) cole garth* pteyning to ye great Kytchinge a litle distant frome the Deanes haule greece (staires, H. 45).
His office was to Receave all the Rentes that was pteyning to the house, and all other officers of ye house mayde there accoumptes to him,* and he discharged all ye svante wages, and paide all the expences [& somes of money as was laid furth about any work appteini'g to ye said abey or, interlined] that ye house was charged wthall, his chamber where he dyd lye was in ye fermery, his meyt was serued from ye great kicthing (sic) to his checker.
Dane Roger Wryght ye Cellerer of the house. * The Cellerers checker* was afterward Doctor Toddes chamber Joyni'ge of ye west end of ye great kitchinge having a longe greece goynge vp to yt oư ye fawlden yeattl* [folden gates, Cos. His office was* to see what expences was in ye kitchinge what beffes (Beives, H. 45] and muttones was spente in a weeke and all the spyces & other necessaries that was spente in ye kitchinge both for ye pors table and for ye hole covent & for all strangers that came, (and to see yt nothinge were wantinge, H. 45). yt was his office to se all thingl orderlye served and in
The chambre where he dyd lye was in ye Dorter.
Dane Roger Watson* ye Terrer of ye house.* The Tarrers checker was as yea goe into ye geste Haule of yo’ left hand in ye entrie as yow goe in, or yea come in to ye great hall.
His office was to se that all ye geste chambers* to be clenly keapt and that all ye table clothes, table napkings & all ye naprie wth in ye chambers as sheetes and pillowes to be sweate and cleane, and he pvyded alwaies two hogshede
Roll, of wyne* to be redie against any strangers came [for ye
entertaynemt of strangers, H. 45] and he pvyded pvender for there horses* that nothing should be lacking for any strang? whate degree so eư he was of and iiij yeamē allowed to wayte vpo ye said strangers when so eu they came. his chamber where he dyd ly was in ye fermery.
(84) Dane Willi'm foster ye Kepp of the Garne.*
The mr of ye garne checker, was oư Mr Pilkingtons haule Doures* all his house & Mr Bonnies (Bunny, H. 45] house* was garne, where all there wheat & other corne did lye. His office was* to Receyve all ye whet that came & all ye malte corne, and to make accoumpte what malt was spente in ye weeke, and whate malt corne was delyded to ye kylne and what was Receyved from ye kylne & howe moch was spente in ye house, ye kylne was where mr Bennettl lodging [house, Cos.] was* hard beyond the Counditt wch lodging he ded buylde of his charges.2 his chamber wher he dyd lie was in ye Dorter.
Dane Thomas Sparke* ye Chamberlayne.* The chamberlaynes checker* was where mr Swifte* hath his Lodging nyghe to the abbey gaites.3/
His office was to pvyde for stammyne otherwaies called lyncye wonncye* [and other Lincy Woncy, H. 45] for sheetes & for sheirtes for ye Novicies and ye mounckes to weare, for they dyd neu weare any lynynge* And he had a tailler wourkinge daily makinge sockl of white wollen clothe both hole sockes and halfe socke and makinge shertes & sheetes of lyncye wonncey in a shop vnderneth the sayde checker wch tailler was one of ye svauntes* of the house. his chaṁ where he dyd lye was in ye Dorter.
These granaries are at present the Houses of the eighth and ninth
2 It is at this time the House of the eleventh Prebendary.-Id.
Roll, c. 1600.
Dane Henrye Browne ye Mr of ye comon house.*
[Hall, H. 45.] The Coinoners checker* was wth in the comon house. His office was to pvide for all such spices against lent* as should be comfortable for ye said mounckes for there great Austeritie both of fastinge & prayinge [because ther austerity of fastinge & praier was very great, H. 45), and to see a fyre (a good fyer, H. 45] contynewally in ye common house hall, (85) for the mounckl to warme theme when they weyre disposed, and to haue alwaies a hodgshead of wyne for ye mounckes and for ye keaping of his O*: called O Sapientia ; and to pvide for fyggť and walnutes* against lent, his chamber where he dyd lye was in ye dorter.
Dane Will'm Watson* ye Priors Chaplaine. The chaplaynes Checker was oữ the staires* as yow goe vp to ye Deanes haule.
His offis was to Receave at ye Bowcers handp* all such sumes of money as was dewe for ye bowcer to paie vnto ye Lo: Pors vse for ye mantenance of hime selfe & expencis of his whole howshold, and for all, interlined] his other necessaries. The said chaplen! was to pvide for ye Lord Þors appell, and to se all things in good order in ye hall, and his furniture (the lyninge, H. 45] for his table to be swete & cleane, & to se that euy mā applied his office deligentlie as it owghte to be done, to se that no debaite nor strife to be wthin ye house. he had in his charge and keapinge all the Lord Pors plaite & treasure, aswell in delyuinge therof, as Receiving yt in againe. And also he was to discharge and paie all gentlemē, yeomē, and all other Svaunti & officers of ye Lord Pors house (of what degree soever, H. 45) there wages, and to paie all other Rackning of his house what so eu. His chamber where he did lye was next vnto ye pors chamber./
All thes mounckes before Rehersed was in thes officies when the house was suppressed, and the mounckes and
Roll, c. 1600.
novicies was alwaies named after this sorte* as thes mouncks ys named before ye suppression of the house, and the por of the house was alwaies called the Lord por evin to ye suppressio of ye house also.
(LI.) Saynte Cuth: Shryne
The sacred shryne of holy Sacte Cuthbert before mentioned* was defaced in ye visitac'on* yt Docter Ley [Lee, H. 45), Docter Henley, & mr Blythmā heild at Durhm for ye subuertinge of such monument in the tyme of King Henrie .8in his suppression of ye abbaies where they found many woorthie & goodly iewells* (goodly & rich ornamts & Jewells of great Value wch ye sd church & St. Cuthb: was adorned wthall but moste especially, H. 45), but espe(86)ciallie one ptious stone* [belonginge to ye sa shrine, H. 45), wch by ye estimate of those iij visitors & ther skilfull lapidaries (wch they brought wth them, H. 45] yt was of value sufficient to redeme a prince : (worth in value a Kingf Ransome, H. 45). After ye spoile of his ornamtl and iewells, cuming nerer to his (sacred, H. 45) bodie, thingking to haue found nothing but duste & bones and finding ye chiste yt he did lie in very strongly bound wth Irone*/ then ye goulde smyth* dide taike a great fore ham” of a smyth* & did breake ye said chiste (open, H. 45] and when they had openede ye chiste they found him lyinge hole vncorrupt* wth his faice baire, and his beard as yt had bene a forth netts growthe, * & all his vestm+p* vpo him as he was accustomed to say mess wthall : and his met wand of gould* lieing besid him then, when ye gouldsmyth did pceive that he had broken one of his legge when he did breake vpe (open, Cos.) ye chiste,* he was verie sorie for it & did crye alas I haue broke one of his leiggl,* then Doccter Henley hereing him say so did caule vpo hime & did bid him cast downe his bones, then he made him aunswer again that he could not gett it [them, H. 45] in sunder, for ye synewes & ye skine heild it* that it would not come in sunder (could not pte, H. 45). Then Docter Ley did stepp vp to se if it weire so or not and did
turne hime[self aboute interlined] and [did interlined] Roll, speke Latten to Docter Henley yt he was lieing holl. yett Docter Henley would geve no creditt to his word, but still did crye cast downe his bones, then Docter ley maide annswere yf ye will not beleue me come vp yo’ selfe & se hime, then dyd Docter Henlie step vp (goe up, H. 45] to hime & did handle him & dyd se yt he laid hole, (was whole and vncorrupt, H. 45). the he did comaund theme to taike hime downe & so it hapned contrarie ther expectatio yt not onely his bodie was hole and incorrupted, but ye vestmtl wherin his bodie laie & wherwth all he was accustomed to saie mass, was freshe saife & not consumed : Wherv po ye visitores commaunded yt he should be karied in to ye revestre (ye Vestrý, H. 45), where he was close and saiflie keapt* in the inner pte of ye Revestrie tyll such tyme as they did further knowe ye kings pleasure, what to doe wth him, and vpo notise of ye kings pleasure therin (and after, H. 45), the por and the mounckes buried him* in ye ground vnder ye same place where his shrine was exalted under a faire merble stone wch remaynes to this day, where his shrine was exalted, * H. 45). (87) (LII. THE SHRINE OF HOLY SAINT BEDE.)
The Shrine of holie Sacte Beede [the Shryne of St. Beeda, H. 45), before mentioned in ye galleleie was defaced by ye said visitors* & at ye same suppression, his bones being interred* vnder ye same place where his shrine was before erected [exalted, H. 45).
There ys two stones, that was of Sayncte Beedes shrine in the galiley of blewe mble wch after the defacinge therof was browght into ye bodye of the church and lyeth nowe over against the estmost Toumbe of the Neivelle ioyned both together, the vppermost stone of the said shrine hath iij (altered to iiij ; three, H. 45; 4, Cos. ; three, L., C.] holes in eưy corner for Irons to stand and to be fastned in to guyde the coủyng whene yt was drawē vp or letten downe, wherevpon did stand Saincte Beedes shrine. And the other ys a playne üble stone whiche was Loweste and dyd lye aboue a litle ^bel tombe, where on ye lower end of ye v: smale pillers of mble did stande, wch pillers