Diary of Henry Machyn May 1551

Diary of Henry Machyn May 1551 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1551.

17 May 1551. The xvij day my lade Marie (35) rod thrugh from Saynt [John's through] Flettstrett unto the court to Westmynster [with many] nobull men of lordes and knyghtes and gentyllmen and ladies and gentyllwomen, and at the court gatte she a-lyttyd, and M. [Wingfield] (64), the comtroller of the kynges howse, and mony lordes and [knights], and so she was browth thrught the halle unto the cham[ber of] pressens; and so she tared there and ade a goodly ba[nquet] ij owrs, and sone after she toke her horse and rod unto Sy[nt John's;] and ther she laie alle nyght, and on the morowe her [Grace] rod to Nuw Hall in Exsex, and ther byd yn grasse with honor, thanke be God and the kyng her brodur.

03 May 1551. The iij day of May ther was a grett tryhumpe at Grenwyche. The Kyng (13) and alle ys compeny wher alle blacke and whyt, fott men and trumpeters, hats, clokes, and baners blacke and whytt, and speres; and the thodur parte was the yerle of Harfford (51), and a grett compeny of lords and knyghts, alle yonge men, and trompeters, ther hats, baners, and fott men alle in yelow, and so they rayne [at the] rynge, and at tornay with swords—the v yer K. E. vjth.

14 May 1551. The xiiij day of May, Chestur the reseyver toke possessyon [of] the halle of the compeny of the Clarkes of London by fre .. the gentyllman, of wyche they have as sure a corporasyon [as] any haff in London, has I pray God gyff ym ylle sped, be [cause] of the pore men and women and other that yff they had falne to a [sudden] poverte ther they wher sure of a onest lyvyng as longe as [life did last.]

15 May 1551. The xv day of May was bered my lade Hobullthorne [Note. wife of Henry Huberthorne Lord Mayor of London -1556], late [mayoress] of London, with ij harolds, iiij penons of armes, and ther was [the] Clarkes of London, and ther had powre men and women had many fryse gownes, and ther was iiij aldermen mornars, and ij of them knyghts, and ther a grett dolle was, and the morow a grett dener.
.... for the spasse of xiiij days.

22 May 1551. The xxij day of Maij was bered my lade Mores, wyff of sir Crystoffer Mores (61) knyght, and the M. of [the Ordnance] by kyng Henry the viijth, the wyche he ded of the h .. at Bullayn, and she ded in saynt Peters in Cornhyll ... in saynt Towlles in the Oll' Jury, and ther she ... her first husband, with ij harolds; and she gayff ... men and women vijxx mantylls, fryse gownes, and o[ther] gownes and cotts a iiijxx, and then cam the corse [with banners] of armes borne abowt her, with iiij morners .... dyd pryche the Skott the curett, and a gret dolle and a gret [dinner] as I have sene off fysse and odur thynges.

25 May 1551. The xxv day of May was be syd Rygatt and Croydon, Suttun, and Darkyng, a grett wondernus of herth... and spesshall at Darkyng, and in dyvers plasys .... pottes, panes, and dyssys donst, and mett felle doune ... abowt howse, and with mony odur thyngs.

31 May 1551. The xxxj day of May my lord the yerle of Darbe (42) [came] to Clessay [Possibly Cheslea?] owt of the North, with a goodly compeny of men and horssys.

15 May 1551. The xv day the Lady Mary (35) rode through London unto St. John's, her place, with fifty knights and gentlemen in velvet coats and chains of gold afore] her, and after her iiij [score gentlemen and ladies, every] one havyng a peyre of bedes [of black. She rode through] Chepe-syde and thrugh Smythfeld, —the v. K. E. vj.