New Year's Gifts for Philip and Mary: 1556-1557

Principal articles extracted from an inventory roll of New-year’s Gifts
in the reign of Philip and Mary, 1556-1557

The Lord Cardinal Pole gave a saulte, with a cover of silver and gilt, having a stone therein much enameled, of the story of Job.

The Queen’s Sister, the Lady Elizabeth her Grace, gave the fore part of a kyrtell, and a pair of sleeves of cloth of silver, richly embraudered all over with Venice silver, and rayzed with silver and black silk.

The Lady Greye of the Moate gave a sacrament cloth, fringed and tasseled richly with gold and pearl.

The Duke of Norfolk, a cup of christall with two ears, garnished with silver and gilt, weighing 35 ounces.

The Earl of Sussex, a gilt cup, with a cover.

The Lady Yorke, divers frutes, six sugar-loaves, six tapnetts of figs, four barrels of sucketts and oringe-water, &c.

The Lady Dyer, a corporas case, of crymson sattyn embrauderid.

Sir Leonard Chamberlen, four pairs of hosen of Garnsey making.

Mr. Browne, hoseyere, three pair of hosen.

Sir Henry Newell, a lute in a case, covered with black silk and gold, with two little round black tables, the one of the phisnamy of the Emperor and the King’s Majesty, the other of the King of Bohemia and his wife.

Browne, instrument maker, a fair lute, edged with a passamayne of gold and silk.

Sir John Mason, a Map of England, stayned upon cloth of silver in a frame of wood, having a drawing cover, painted with the King and Queen’s arms, and a book of Spanish, covered with black vellat.

Dr. Westone, Dean of Windsor, gave £10.

Peter Vann, Dean of Salisbury, 40 pistoletts.

Rycardes, Clerk of the Closet, a superaltary of black stone, garnished with silver and gilt.

Parson Lewyn, a table, with the Passion, embrauderid.

Knight, a Book of Prayers, covered with crimson and vellat.

Dr. Mallet, junior, a fair Salter, covered with purple vellat, and £5 (in angells) in a red purse.

Baker, Confessor, four pairs of gloves.

Mrs. Levyna Terling gave a small picture of the Trynite.

Mrs. Stanton eight Turquey hens.

Mrs. Brydemay, a holy-water sprinkell, of silver and gilt.

Mrs. Preston, a fat goose and capon.

Mrs. Reymound, two swans and capons.

Henry Mynk’s wife, pomegranettes, oringes, lemans, and a table with the King’s picture in it.

Gent, two gynny cocks scalded.

Avys Byllyard, small marchpanes, oringes, and a basket of French pypins.

Henry Mylles, grosser, a bottell of roose water, a lof of sugar, sinamon, gynger, and nutmegges, in papers.

John Soda, six boxes of marmalade and cordiall.

Boddye, Clerk of the Green Cloth, a pot of green gynger and syanmon.

Maister Cordall, solister, two portagues, £7.

Dr. Owen, Dr. Wendy, and Dr. Hughes, each, two pots of conservas.

Michael Wentworth, two fat oxen.

Shefelde, Keeper of Grenewich-house, six pomegranetts.

Bouet, Gardener of Richmonde, a dish of peeches and a basket of apples.

Nicholas Luzer, a table painted with the Maundy.

Mr. Babington, a book in French, covered with green velat, written how a King should chuse his Counsale.

John Cawodde, Printer, a book in Latin, “Vita Christi,” and a little book of “An Exhortation to young Men.”

Reynold Wolf, a book called “Georgius Agricola de re metallica.”

Sebastian, Scholemaister of Powles, a book of Ditties, written.

Sheparde, of the Chapel, three rolls of Songs.

Richard Edwardes, of the Chapel, certain verses.

Egidius Beraldus, a book of the Passion, written.

Miles Huggard, a book written.

Alexander Zynzan, a box with the picture of Christ.

Walter Earle, a book, covered with black vellat, of the Commentary of Warre, in English.

The Secretary to the Frenche Ambassator, four French books bound in parchment, and two books covered with red leather, in French.

Richard Baker, a table painted, of the Woman of Samaria.

Smallwodde, grosser, in a box, nutmegs, and ginger, and long stawlke of cinamon erecte.

Keyme, locksmith, an iron to hang the Sacrament over the altar.

Foster, fyshmonger, a casting bottell of silver and gilt.

Nicholas Vrsin, a faire cloke in a case covered with black vellat.

Nicholas Andrewe, Anthony Mary, Edward Deone, and John Pecok, the sagbuttes, seven fans, to keep off the heat of the fire, of straw, the one of white silk.

Kelley, plasterer, a cake of spice brede.

Boddye, Clerk of the Green Cloth, a pot of green gynger and synamon.

Thomas North, ten live partriges in a basket.

Burrage, Master Cooke, a marchpane, and two dishes of jelly.

Bettes, Serjaunt of the Pastry, a quince pye.

Harrys, Fruterer, a basket of pomegranetts, cheryes, apples, oringes, and lemans.

Jacob Ragoson, an Italian, a fair chair of ebonett, covered with crimson vellat, and fringed with silk and gold; a carpet of Turquey making; a basket of silver, with ten cases of silver, and needles in them.

Mr. Sturton, a desk to write on, with divers divises, and a paire of tables, and chesse-boerd, three silver boxes for the compters, sande, and inke, and 40 compters.

The Henchmen a pair of gloves.

Hannyball, a pair of perfume gloves.

Binstede and his fellowes, bowyers, 50 bows; George Starkey and his fellows, stringers, a gross and our dozen strenges. John Smyth and his fellows, fletchers, five dozen of cross-bow arrows; John Coates, one dozen of shafts; and Thomas Ley and two more, three dozen of arrows.

Haynes, a table, with the picture of Christ and his mother.

Suete, painter, a table painted of the Queen’s Majestie’s marriage.

Marye the quene