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Agreement between the City of Norwich and the college for the maintenance of two fellows and two scholars, with ordinances and a plan showing the situation of their rooms., 1569-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/0268/CCCC02/M/14/16

Scope and Contents

The City of Norwich receives £320 and grants to the College a yearly annuity of £18 arising out of rents of corporate properties in the city. The mayor and the most part of the aldermen are to nominate two fellows and two scholars from the grammar schools of Norwich, Wymondham and Aylsham. There are penalties for non-payment of the annuity. Matthew Parker has promised to the city a basin and ewer of silver, 'whole double gilt' of 1175 oz. The Mayor, etc., are to be bound in £100 annually not to alieante them. They are also to nominate the two Noriwch scholars as in an agreement of 23 June 1569. Two of the five scholars will in due course be admitted Norwich Fellows at £6 per annum. In addition to the eight fellows of the old foundation and the two Norwich Fellows already established there are to be the 9th and 10th Fellows at £6 per annum. The college is to be bound in £200 to elect, above the two Norwich Fellows ('yf yt may be') four Fellows from Norfolk (within the above total). And, if necessary, may admit those from another college.
The ordinances are chiefly concerned with the teaching of the Norwich scholars and with chambers.
On the verso of membrane 1: a copy of the letters of attorney (no. 15 above) copied 'ex registro collegii, p. 5' and 2. receipt by John Aldrich, alderman of Norwich, for £320 from Matthew Parker for the performance of covenants.
On the verso of membrane 2: a plan of the college showing the allocation of rooms to fellows and scholars and list of fellows and scholars.
Signed for the college by John Porye, Master, Henry Clifford, Edmund Famme, Robert Willan, Robert Norgate, Thomas Aldrich, Thomas Tailler, and for the city by Thomas Robardes, Richard Fletcher, William Stone, Robert Housego, Richard Willoughby and Henry Aldrich.


  • Creation: 1569-08-06


2 membrane(s) : vellum

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Existence and Location of Copies

Transcript at Chapter Book 1, pp.24-8.

Related Materials

For a version of the college plan, c. 1576, see Misc.Doc.138 (CCCC08/28)


See Strype's Life of Parker, pp. 290-91.


Seals of Parker as Archbishop and of the college.

Date information

DateText: 11 Elizabeth I..


Mayor, etc., of Norwich and Master and Fellows of CCCC

Finding aid date

2010-07-28 11:33:39+00:00

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