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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 The eightéenth of March, through vehement rage and tempest of winds, manie vessels on the Thames with two tiltbotes before Grauesend, Iohn Stow. Great winds. were sunke and drowned. The six and twentith of Iune, deceased Thomas Yoong archbishop of Yorke,Archbishop of Yorke decesed. at the manour of Sheffield, and was honourablie buried at Yorke. The eleuenth of October were taken in Suffolke at Downam bridge,Monstrous fishes. neere vnto Ipswich seuentéene monstrous fishes, some of them conteining seuen and twentie foot in length, the other foure and twen|tie, or one and twentie foot at the least. At the costs and charges of the citizens of London, a new con|duit was built at Walbrooke corner neere to Dow|gate,New conduit at Walbrooke. which was finished in the moneth of October, the water whereof is conueied out of the Thames.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 The seuen and twentith of Ianuarie, Philip Me|strell a Frenchman, Anno Reg. 11. 1569 and two Englishmen were drawne from Newgate to Tiburne, and there han|ged,A Frenchmã & two Eng|lishmen executed. Muster of pensioners. the Frenchman quartered, who had coined gold counterfeit; the Englishmen the one had clipped sil|uer, the other cast testons of tin. The eight and twen|tith of March, the pensioners well appointed in ar|mor on horsbacke, mustered before the queenes ma|iestie in Hide parke beside Westminster. A great lotterie being holden at London in Poules church yard at the west doore,A lotterie at London. was begun to be drawne the eleuenth of Ianuarie, and continued daie and night till the sixt of Maie, wherein the said drawing was fullie ended.Buriall for the dead pre|pared by sir Thomas Ro called ye New churchyard. Sir Thomas Ro lord maior of Lon|don, caused to be inclosed with a wall of bricke nigh one acre of ground, néere vnto Bedlem without Bishops gate, to be a place of buriall for the dead of such parishes in London as lacked conuenient ground within their said parishes.

¶ On the southside whereof, A. F. ouer a folding gate this inscription is grauen in stone in great letters: Thomas Ro miles, cùm praetor esset Londinensis, The inscrip|tion or wri|ting ouer the south gate of the new churchyard. hunc locum Reipublicae, in vsum publicae sepulturae communem, suo sump|tu dedicauit: Anno Domini 1569. Which writing I haue here recorded, for that in viewing the same, I saw some of the letters defaced and vtterlie made awaie: which in time might likewise befall to the re|sidue, and so the memorie of the gentleman there fixed to so good an end vanish and die. He also of a godlie motion builded a conuenient roome in Pauls churchyard, on the southside of the crosse, to receiue a certeine number of hearers at the sermon time: as may appeare by some remembrances of his name there fixed. Howbeit,The death of sir Thomas Ro knight and lord maior of London. this gentleman thus well disposed, and like inough to haue procéeded in more such godlie actions, was called out of this life the next yeare immediatlie following, forgoing all the pompe of this life, with no lesse good will, than he was forward by death to passe to eternall rest. His bodie was buried in Hacknie church, in the southside of the chancell, where (besides a monu|ment of himselfe and his wife) this epitaph remai|neth to be read in faire great letters, as followeth:

An. 1570. Septemb. 2.
Sir Thomas Ro lieth buried heare, The epitaph of sir Thomas Ro, wherein his issue male and female is conteined.
Of London knight and alderman,
Who late was maior and rule did beare,
To right the cause of euerie man:
A merchant venturer was he,
Of merchant tailors companie:
A citizen by birth also,
And eke his wife dame Marie Ro.
In wedlocke one and thirtie yeare,
They did continue man and wife,
Eleuen children she did beare,
But fiue of them haue left this life:
And six aliue doo yet remaine,
Foure of them sons and daughters twaine;
His soule with God we hope is blest,
And dooth remaine in Abrams brest.]

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