Diary of Henry Machyn October 1553 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1553.
02 Oct 1553. The ij day her grace (37) mayd lxxiiij knyghts, the morowe after her crownnasyon, the wyche her be ther names folowyng: (not inserted by the Diarist)
03 Oct 1553. The iiij day of October was cared to the Towre the archebysshope of Yorke (71), and dyvers odur to (blank)
05 Oct 1553. The v day of October the Qwuen('s) (37) grace rod unto Westmynster chyrche, and ther her grace hard masse of the Holy-gost, and ther wher ij bysshopes; on delevered her the shepter and odur thyng. Her grace rod in her parlement robes, and all the trumpeters blohyng a-for them all; and so, after her grace had hard masse, they whent to the Parlement howsse all to-geyther, and the yerle of Devonshyre (26) bare the sworde, and the yerle of Westmorland (28) bare the cape of mayntenans.
22 Oct 1553. The xxij of October dyd pryche at Powlles doctur Westun (48), dene of Westmynster, and [there at] evere gatt in Powlles cherche yerd wher mad, [to prevent the breaking in of] horses, and for grett throng of pepull, grett bars.
22 Oct 1553. The xxij day of October was bered the good [lady] Bowes, the wyff of ser Marten Bowesse (56) late alderman and goldsmyth of London, with harolds, and with a C. men and women in gownes and cotes of .. and xxiiij gownes of mantyll frys, alff men and the [half] women, and ys howse and the strett and the chyrche hangyd with blake clothe, and with ther armes a-pon the blake .... hangyd with blake and armes, and ther wher iiij grett candyll stykes gyldyd, with iiij grett tapurs of ... and ij grett whytt branchys bornyng gyldyd, and the compeny of Clarkes, and prestes; and then cam the corpse with iiij penons of arms borne a-bowt her ... stayffes torchys bornyng a-bowt her with xij of ys servands beyryng of them; and then cam the cheyffe mornars; and then my lord mare and the swordbeyrer, and ser Hare Hubbellthorne and ser Rowland Hyll knyghtes, and mornars many, and ij knyght(s) more, and dyvers gentyllmen, and after the craft of Goldsmyth(s); and when all was done they whent, and the durge, so home to ys placsse; and the marow after a goodly masse song in Laten, and a sermon, and when all was done they whent to dener ther.
29 Oct 1553. The xxix day of October dyd pryche (unfinished.)
[The same day the new Lord Mayor (61) went] toward Westmynter [attended by the] craftes of London in ther best leveray .... with trumpets blohyng and the whets playng .... a goodly fuyst trymmed with banars and guns ... waytyng of my lord mayre('s) barge unto Westmynster [and] all the craftes bargers with stremars and banars [of every] craft, and so to the Cheker, and so hom-wards; my lord mayre landyd at Banard Castyll and [in St. Paul's] chyrche-yerd dyd hevere craft wher set in [array]: furst wher ij tallmen bayreng ij gret stremars [of] the Marchand-tayllers armes, then cam on [with a] drume and a flutt playng, and a-nodur with a gret f[ife?] all they in blue sylke, and then cam ij grett wodyn [armed] with ij grett clubes all in grene, and with skwybes bornyng ... with gret berds and syd here, and ij targets a-pon ther bake ... and then cam xvj trumpeters blohyng, and then cam in [blue] gownes, and capes and hosse and blue sylke slevys, and evere man havyng a target and a gayffelyn [javelin] to the nombur of lxx .. and then cam a duyllyll [devil], and after cam the bachelars all in a leveray, and skar lett hods; and then cam the pagant of sant John Baptyst gorgyusly, with goodly speches; and then cam all the kynges trumpeters blowhyng, and evere trumpeter havyng skarlet capes, and the wetes capes and godly banars, and then the craftes, and then the wettes playhyng, and then my lord mayre('s) offesers, and then my lord mayre and ij good henchmen, and then all the aldermen and the shreyffes, and so to dener; and after dener to Powlles, and all them that bare targets dyd [bare] after stayfftorches, with all the trumpets and wettes blowhyng thrugh Powlles, thrugh rondabowt the qwer and the body of the chyrche blowhyng, and so home to my lord mere('s) howsse.