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Title: Canterburies doome, or, The first part of a compleat history of the commitment, charge, tryall, condemnation, execution of William Laud, late Arch-bishop of Canterbury containing the severall orders, articles, proceedings in Parliament against him, from his first accusation therein, till his tryall : together with the various evidences and proofs produced against him at the Lords Bar ... : wherein this Arch-prelates manifold trayterous artifices to usher in popery by degrees, are cleerly detected, and the ecclesiasticall history of our church-affaires, during his pontificall domination, faithfully presented to the publike view of the world / by William Prynne, of Lincolns Inne, Esquire ...
Author: Prynne, William, 1600-1669.
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to you, That no former Act made by the Chapter there, nor any Order appoin∣ted by the Deane, be reversed, or any wayes altered, without first acquainting his Grace therewith. And that you take speciall notice of one Mr Lee, a Prebend there who hath been the Author of much disorder thereabouts, And if you can fasten upon any thing, whereby he may justly be censured, pray see it be done, and home, or bring him to the High Commission Court to answer it there, &c. But HOWEVER let him not obtain any License to Preach any Lecture there, or in another Exempt place hard by at Tetenshall, whither those of Wolverhampton do now run after him, out of their Pa∣rish;Note.for the Church hath not much need of such men. If you speak with Mr Latham of Litchfield who is the Surrogate there, he will informe you more fully concerning this Businesse. That he (the said Mr Lee) hath Churched Refractory Women in private &c. That he is averse to all good Orders of the Church. As also that in another place thereabouts they caused a Bell-man in open Market to make Proclamation for a Ser∣mon, &c.One thing more, which I may not forget. My Lords Grace is informed that at Monkes-Illith in Suffolke, there is a Monument placed just at the East end of the Church, where the Communion Table or Altar should stand; And therefore his Grace wills you, notwithstanding you are now past it, to take order that it be either Note. removed or demolished. And that you be very carefull to do the like in all Churches else, where you finde the same Abuse. So not doubting of your care in these Par∣ticulars, and wishing you health and content throughout your Journey, I take my leave, and am,Your Faithfull poor Friend to serve you, William Dell.Lambeth,April 27. 1635.Mr Dean cannot be at Wolverhampton by reason of his attendance at Windsor, the Instalment being about that time, and therefore prays you to hold him accused.Upon this Letter, Mr Leigh was suspended by Sir Nathaniel Brent, as appears by an Abstract of the Metropoliticall Visitation delivered by Sir Nathaniel to the Arch∣bishop, who thus endorsed it with his own hand. Iuly 16. 1635. The Abstract of my Visitation of Norwich, Peterborrough, Litchfield, &c. produced at the Barr; in which we find mention of above twenty other Ministers suspended from preaching in this his Visitation. In his Instructions for his Metropoliticall Visitation in the Di∣ocesse of London (endorsed and signed with his owne hand) wee finde divers Informations against sundry Ministers inclosed, among which this is one. Mr. Mr Randall.Randall Curate of Tuddington in Midlesex neer Hampton Court, preacheth long Sermons and factious on Sundayes in the Afternoone, though he hath beene ad∣monished of it, and inhibited by Mr Chancellor of London; to which the Archbi∣shop underwrites this direction to Sir Nathaniel Brent his Visitor: Sir, I re∣quire you that (besides your other Instructions) you give me an Account of all particu∣lars within named.W. Cant.Of which particular concerning Mr Randall, Sir Nathaniel after his Visitation gave this account to the Archbishop.MAster Randall Curate of Tuddington (noted in the paper) confesseth, that since he was inhibited by Mr Chancellor of London to preach in the Afternoones on Sundayes, he hath once offended and no more. It was to make a farewell Sermon to that exercise, as he saith: wherein he rather aggravateth his fault then otherwise. Hee saith, that this Sermon was much beyond the compasse of an hour, and I beleeve it con∣tinued more then two houres. He now seeth and acknowledgeth his fault, protesteth he will be most conformable for the future, and humbly desireth to be dismissed with a Ca∣nonicall Admonition. But I keep him in fear still.To this we might add his procurement of Dr Ienningson Lecturer at Newcastle, to be questioned in the High Commission at York, in the year 1639. whose Articles
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