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1576-1623: Southwark debtors, various
1600: Peter Bromvill's licence to perform
1625: contributors to a forced loan
1637: Southwark entries from John Taylor's Carriers Cosmographie
1576-1623: Names of debtors listed in various documents called ‘Extents for Debts’. These names are extracted from Prof. Martha Carlin's monograph London and Southwark Inventories: A Handlist of Extents for Debts [London: University of London Centre for Metropolitan History, 1997].
William Crewe, alebrewer of Southwark, debtor 1576-7 [TNA, c239/43/81; Carlin p.37].
Andrew Vavasor, gentleman, debtor 1569-70 [TNA, c131/118/7; Carlin p.70].
George Lewes, yeoman, deceased; debtor (his widow inherited the debts) 1586-7 [TNA, C239/53/180 and C239/53/209; Carlin p.70].
Margaret Lewes, silkwoman, debtor (her deceased husband's debts) 1586-7 [TNA, C239/53/180 and C239/53/209; Carlin p.70].
Thomas Cure, esquire, citizen and sadler, debtor 1590-1 [TNA, c239/57/65A and C239/57/110; Carlin p.71].
Edward Fowle, gentleman, debtor 1590-1 [TNA, c239/57/149; Carlin p.71].
Francis ‘Rubyan’ (perhaps Ruby), merchant of Southwark, debtor 1614-15 [TNA, c239/83/64 and C239/83/89; Carlin p.72].
Edward Hatton, vintner of St Saviour, debtor 1620-1 [TNA, c239/88/124 and c239/88/127; Carlin pp.72-3].
Robert Cole, clothier of Southwark, debtor 1622-3 [TNA, c239/90/87; Carlin p.73].
1600: Peter Bromvill's licence to perform in Southwark. [TNA, Privy Council Register, PC2/25, p.179, 15 May 1600.]
An open lettre to the Justices of peace in the Countie of Surrey, & to all others her mates officers & lovinge Subiectes in that County or Burrough of Southwark to whom yt shall appertain &c. Whereas the Bearer Peter Bromvill hath ben recommended vnto her matie from her good Brother the french kinge, and hath shewed som feates of great activity before her highnes, her Matie ys pleased to afforde him her gratious favor, and Leave, to exercyse, and showe the same in soch publicke place as may be convenient for soche exercyses and shewes; And because for the present he hath made choice of a place called the Swann in old Parys garden being the howse of francis Langley; These shalbe to let you vnderstand her mates good pleasure in his behalfe, And to Reqr you not onlie to permitt him there to shewe his feates of activity at convenient tymes in that pleace wthout let or interrupcion, but to assyst him (as there shalbe occacion) that no abuse be offered him.
It ys not meant that he shall exercyse vpon any Sabothe day.
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Drew Stapley of the same ... ... ... ... 20
Edmond Morgan of the same ... ... ... 20
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1637: Carriers serving Southwark. The following text is transcribed literatim from the 1637 edition of John Taylor's Carriers Cosmographie.
The Innes and lodgings of the Car-
riers which come into the Burrough of South-
warke out of the Countries of Kent, Sussex,
A Carrier from Reygate in Surrey doth come every thursday (or oftner) to the Falcon in Southwark.
The Carriers of Tunbridge, of Seavenoake, of Faut and Staplehurst in Kent, doe lodge at the Katherinewheele, they doe come on thursdaies and goe away on fridaies: also on the same daies doe come thither the Carriers of Marden, and Penbree, and from VVarbleton in Sussex.
On Thursdaies the Carriers of Hanckhurst and Blenchley in Kent, and from Darking and Ledderhead in Surrey doe come to the Greyhound in Southwarke.
The Carriers of Tenterden and Penshurst in Kent, and the Carriers from Battell in Sussex doe lodge at the signe of the spurre in South warke, thy come on thursdaies and goe away on fridaies.
To the Queenes head in Southwarke doe come on wednesdaies and thursdaies, the Carriers from Portsmouth in Hampshire, and from Chichester, Havant, Arundell, Billinghurst, Rye, Lamberhurst, and VVadhurst, in Sussex, also from Godstone, and Linvill in Surrey, they are there to be had wednesdaies, thursdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers from Crambroke and Bevenden in Kent, and from Lewis, Petworth, Vckfield, and Cuckfield in Sussex, doe lodge at the Tabbard, or Talbot in Southwarke, they are there on wednesdaies, thursdaies, and fridaies.
To the George in Southwarke come every thursday the Carriers from Gilford, VVanuish, Goudhurst, and Chiddington in Surrey, also thither come out of Sussex (on the same dales weekly) the Carriers of Battell, Sindrich, and Hastings,
The Carriers from these places undernamed out of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, are every weeke to bee had on thursdaies at the White hart in the Borough of Southwarke; namely Dover, Sandwich, Canterbury, Biddenden, Mayfield, Eden (or Eaten Bridge) Hebsome, VVimbleton, Godaliman, (corruptly called Godly man) VVitherham, Shoreham, Enfield, Horsham, Hastemoore, and from many other places, farre and wide in the said Counties, Carriers are to be had almost daily at the said Inne, but especially on thursdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers from Chiltington, VVestrum, Penborough, Slenge, Wrotham, and other parts of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, doe lodge at the Kings head in Southwarke, they doe come on thursdayes, and they goe on fridayes.
Every weeke there commeth and goeth from Tunbridge in Kent a Carrier that lodgeth at the Greene Dragon in fowle Lane in Southwarke, neere the Meale-market.