Report on the Manuscripts of the Family of Gawdy, Formerly of Norfolk, Volume 11

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885 - Great Britain - 237 pages
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Page 163 - ... of the dead, of buriers, of nurses, and distributors of the public charity. As soon as any fell in these humble ranks, others were willing to take their place; so that at no period of the 1 In a letter from London, 9 May, 1637 (Gawdy MSS. at Norwich, Hist. MSS. Commis. x. pt.
Page 116 - ... asymmetrical relationships. The Norfolk gentry were in the late sixteenth century in the habit of asking one another for money when a servant married. The pattern was made explicit in a later letter from Martin Stuteville to Framlingham Gawdy, seeking to fund-raise for local church repairs instead. 'It hath been a manner amongst us (still used) to make marriage dinners and to invite our friends in favour of our well deserving servants'.
Page 107 - ... Lawrence Stephens, Harling, to his master, Sir Robert Knollis, St. Martin's Lane [London]. The hawks in Stephens' keeping are well, but Guy could keep his no longer. Has found a man at Deepham who kept Sir Robert Gardiner's hawks, and engaged him to mew a pair for 31., 30s. to be paid down. Stephens could only pay him 6s. earnest, and begs the rest may be sent ; also money to buy green geese and ducks for the hawks. These are very necessary ; especially as Stephens' nag is so poor that he cannot...
Page 124 - ... in [and] charged him to begone ; he told him he would, and was presently departing. The dean tells him, ' unless Sir Gawdy you had forthwith gone, I should have set you out ' ; upon that your kinsman, not brooking these speeches, turns back and pulls on his hat and tells him, seeing he used him so he would not get out ; upon that the dean strikes him with his fist on the face. He being a man and of a spirit could not forbear, but repays the dean with interest. For this he was convented before...
Page 5 - Has spoken for knot, which will cost os. the dozen. These fowl are commonly taken at Terrington, where has been such great loss of sheep, owing to the last storm breaking their banks, that fowlers have no leisure to lay for fowl.
Page 155 - The French have been beaten in Italy ; the Emperor's forces increase. We have no new Sheriffs pricked nor shall not it is said until the now Sheriffs have accounted for this ship money ; in some countries they pay, in others not and make the Sheriff take distress. New impositions are set upon fruit, silks, pewter, pins, and divers other things, to the value of 80,000/.
Page 157 - I pray tell your sons that the Red Bull company of players are now in town, and have acted one play with good applause and are well clad and act by candlelight.
Page 166 - It is thought it will prove commodious to our traffic there. He will have audience on Sunday and has not been well since his arrival. Much exception is taken at the Poland Ambassador not having audience, though he has been here longer than the other.
Page 62 - Yesterday by frowning, putting out his mouth, setting his teeth, " knitting his brows, whispering to himself, clapping his hand upon his " knee with malcontented gestures the same as heretofore, stamping " with his feet to the offence of others.