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L.b.216: Deposition by Richard Ede, porter of Marshalsea prison, 1585?: manuscript signed

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Collection:Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey
Preferred Citation:Deposition by Richard Ede, porter of Marshalsea prison, 1585?: manuscript signed, Papers of the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey. Transcription by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). MS L.b.216, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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no date
see 5.Mar.1505
information by porter at the Marshalsea
as to property of Humphrey Kempe a Cornishman

Mr Humphrey Kempe A Cornish man hath informed me
Richard Ede the porter of the Marshalsea that Mr Robert
Beckett may spend 200li of good land by the year
And for Mr More, his kinsman William Goulder did
report by occasion of speech that he and I had that
his kinsman Could not spend much above 100li by the
year and I the aforesaid porter answered that he
Did offer to give 20li A year to one that should
get his liberty with the freedom of his Conscience
They had rather give 20li a year to the maintenance
of Seminary priests then one penny to her Majesty And
for Mr John Grey, when he was in the Marshalsea was
the only distributor of money to the Seminaries And
now he is abroad he is thought to be the Collector
for them, he was always thought to be the best
monied man of the Papists and when he shall be
demanded what he will give to the Queen he will
then be worth just nothing./. I am sure his man
did bring him money every term out of Norfolk and
it is to be feared that the liberty and friendship
that they have is the loss of an infinite Thousand
of souls ./. I beseech God even in the bowels of Christ
that it may be better looked unto./.

By me Richard Ede

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