Diary of Henry Machyn December 1556 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1556.
03 Dec 1556. The iij day of Desember was bered in Essex my lord Morley (75), with iij harolds, master Garter and odur [heralds, a] standard and a banur of ys armes, and iiij baners [rolls], and iiij baners of emages, and elmett, and cott[-armour,] targett and sword, and viij dosen of skochyons ... dosen of torchys, and ij whytt branchys, and [many] mornars, and after the masse a grett dener.
03 Dec 1556. The sam day at after-non in London [at saint] Mare Colchyrche in Chepe, on master Robart Downes the master of the Yrmongers with xij torchys, [ij white] branchys, and iiij grett tapurs; and vj pore men [did bear] hym to the chyrche, and all theys pore men had gownes, xxij gowns; and he had [a] tombe m[ade, in the] tombe a caffen of led, and when that he cam to the grayff he was taken out of one of wood, and putt in-to that of lede; and the morow ij (masses) song, and a godly sermon, and after a grett dener; and ther wher mony blake gownes gyffyn to men and women.
03 Dec 1556. The iij day of Desember cam rydyng from her plasse my lade Elizabeth('s) (23) grace, from Somersett place downe Fletstreet, and thrugh Old Bayle, and thrugh Smyth-field, with a grett compene; and her servandes alle in red gardyd with velvett; and so her grace toke her way toward Bysshope Atfeld plasse.
05 Dec 1556. The v day of Desember was Sant Necolas evyn, and Sant Necolas whentt a-brod in most partt in London syngyng after the old fassyon, and was reseyvyd with mony good pepulle in-to ther howses, and had myche good chere as ever they had, in mony plasses.
06 Dec 1556. [The vj day of December the abbot of Westminster (41) went a procession with his convent; before him went all the] santuary men with crosse keys apon [their garments, and] after whent iij for murder; on was the lord Dacres (59) sone of the Northe was wypyd with a shett a-bowt [him, for] kyllyng of on master West sqwyre dwellyng be-syd .... ; and anodur theyff that dyd long to one of master comtroller .... dyd kylle Recherd Eggyllston the comtroller('s) tayller, and k[illed him in] the Long Acurs, the bak-syd Charyng-crosse; and a boy [that] kyld a byge boye that sold papers and pryntyd bokes [with] horlyng of a stone and yt hym under the ere in Westmynster Hall; the boy was one of the chylderyn that was [at the] sckoll ther in the abbey; the boy ys a hossear sune a-boyff London-stone.
09 Dec 1556. The ix day of Desember was berd at Hyslyngton ser Recherd Brutun knyght, with a dosen torchys, and ij whytt branchys, sum tyme of the preve chambur unto kyng Henry the viijth.
10 Dec 1556. The x day of Desember was bered at the Sawvoy master Clarenshus' syster, with a herse mayd with ij stores [stories], and a c. whytt candyllstykes, and in evere candyllstyke a grett qwarell of alff a lb. of wax, and her armes apon the herse, and a dosen of torchys and her armes apon.
16 Dec 1556. The xvj day of Desember, was the sessyons at Nuwgatt, and ther was John Boneard, and on Gregory a Spaniard, a smyth, raynyd for a robere that thay wold have done to Halesandur the keper of Nuwgatt; and ther was one that gayff evydens aganst them that Gregore had a knyff, and he dyd ffrust in-to the man a-for the juges, and after he was cast; and contenent ther was a gebett sett up at the sessyons gatt, and ther ys ryght hand strykyn of, and nayllyd apone the jubett, and contenent he was hangyd up, and Boneard was bornyd in the hand, and Gregore hangyd all nyght nakyd.
20 Dec 1556. [The xx day of December the Queen (40) rode in her chariot through the park from] Santt James unto the galere, and so [took] her barge unto Westmynster, and landyd [at the palace,] and so in-to the abbay, and ther her grace hard [even song], and my lord cardenalle (56) and my lord Montyguw (28), [and my] lord Darse of Essex (59) dyd bere the sword a-for [her grace], and my lade Montyguw (18) bare up the quen ['s train].
22 Dec 1556. The xxij day of Desember the Quen('s) (40) grace [removed] from Sant James thrugh the parke, and toke [her barge] unto Lambyth unto my lord cardenalles (56) place, [where] her grace dynyd with hym and dyvers of the [council]; and after dener her grace toke her gornay to Grenwyche, to kepe her Cryustynmus ther.
23 Dec 1556. The xxiij day of Desember was a proclamasyon thrugh London, and shall be thrugh the quen('s) reuym, that watt man somover thay be that doysse forsake testorns and do not take them for vjd. a pesse for corne or vetelles or any odur thynges or ware, that they to be taken and browth a-for the mayre or shreyff, baylle, justus a pesse, or constabulle, or odur offesers, and thay to ley them in presun tyll the quen and her consell, and thay to remayn ther plesur, and to stand boyth body and goodes at her grace('s) plesur.
20 Dec 1556. The xx of Desember was bered at Westmynster master Brysse the sergantt of the quen('s) wod-yarde, with (unfinished) .... strett ma ...
29 Dec 1556. The xxix day of Dessember was bered [at] Barkyng towne yonge masteres Bowes, the [daughter] of my lord Skrope (22), with ij whytt branchys and .. dossen torchys and iiij grett tapurs, and a iij dosen of skochyons of armes, and after a grett dener.
31 Dec 1556. The xxxj day of Desember was maltt sold in Gracyous strett markett for xliiijs. a quarter, melle [meal] sold for vj s. a bussell; of whett melle after at xlvj s. a quarter.