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nominated by the dean and chapter of that church out of their Free School, and to be such tenants' sons in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Lincolnshire, as they are obliged to support there. In default of such, the dean and chapter of Westminster nominate from Westminster school: and if they fail to do so, the master and fellows may appoint from any school in the province of Canterbury. These scholarships have been augmented to £20 each per annum.
Two scholarships more were endowed by him, in the same year, with an annuity of £6. 13s. 4d., payable for 200 years out of the revenues of Eastbridge Hospital in Canterbury. This payment Archbishop Whitgift subsequently ordered to be made perpetual, and had his decision confirmed by act of parliament in 1584. To the Canterbury and Eastbridge scholars three sets of rooms are appropriated on the north side of the quadrangle.
1569. John Mere, Esq. M. A., one of the Esquire Bedells, left effects (of which an investment was made,) and directed that out of the rents, one scholar of the county of Cambridge should for ever be maintained as the other scholars, and be called "Mr Mere's scholar."
1573. The statutes, by which the society had been governed for upwards of 200 years, were revised by Archbishop Parker and others, and formally approved and subscribed by them in January 1573.
Though the Norwich and two other fellowships had been founded four years previously, yet these statutes do not recognize them as foundation fellowships, but ordain that the college shall consist of a master (magister sive custos), eight fellows (socii sive scholares), two Bible-clerks (bibliotistæ), and six poor scholars (pauperes scholastici), besides college-servants: but that the number of fellows, &c., may be increased or diminished according to the judgment of the master and all the fellows, and the state of the revenues of the college.
In the election of fellows, it is ordained "Quod magister et socii qui per scrutinium socios in virtute juramenti eligant simpliciter meliores non habendo respectum ad aliquem affectionem carnalem, nec instantiam seu requisitionem aliquorum,
aut procurationem, sed quos cognoverint esse honestos, cas humiles, pacificos, et modestos, graduatos, aut qui in arti liberalibus responderint, disputaverint et declamaverint, qu admodum statuta Academiæ pro eo gradu requirunt, et proxima determinatione post electionem suam actualiter pro dant. Et qui in temporis progressu studio Theologiæ vac et intendant."
The statutes also require that the poor scholars be "in niosi, ac honestis moribus præditi, sufficienterque in gramn tica instructi.”
1574. By indenture bearing date January 1 in this ye Archbishop Parker appointed a sixth scholar to be elected a sent by the Corporation of Norwich in the same manner as t other scholars. He is to live in the same rooms with the fif Norwich scholar, and his commons are to be paid out of th portion of the money given for the increase thereof, which ha not been distributed by reason of absence.
1577. Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the great sea formerly a member of the College, as a lasting testimony his regard and affection" gave an annuity of £20 issuing out his manors of Studdye and Barningham in Norfolk, for foundin six scholarships. These scholars are to have the three sets o rooms on the west side of the quadrangle, and to be allowe 18. 2d. per week for commons, with other advantages of barber laundress, &c. They are to be nominated by the heirs male o the founder, out of the boys at Redgrave School. If the scho larships be not regularly filled up, the master and fellows ar to dispose of them as they please.
1580. John Parker, Esq. son of Archbishop Parker founded (for the accomplishment of his father's will) three scholarships out of an annuity of £10 from his estate at Lambeth. One is nominated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and during a vacancy of the see, by the master and fellows, who have the sole choice of the other two. The first of these is to be taken out of Canterbury school, being a native of that city; the second out of that at Aylsham, being born there, and the third in like manner from Wymondham. If none be found qualified in the schools whence they are to come, the master
and fellows are to choose whom they will out of the diocese of Canterbury or Norwich.
1595. The honourable Roger Manners, third son of Thomas Earl of Rutland, "out of the singular good and pious affection and zeal which he heartily bare to the College," gave the rectory of East-Chinnock in Somersetshire, for the maintenance of four poor scholars, three of whom were to be allowed 16d. per week for commons during their residence, and to be chosen by the master and fellows out of such as they shall in their consciences think fit for such places, both in morals and learning: but the fourth, called a sizar, to have 10d. per week for his allowance, and to be nominated by the master solely. These scholarships are now all of the same value, having been increased to £25 a year each. Two are given annually, after the College examination, to two junior sophs, and are tenable for two years, with any other scholarship or exhibition. The whole value is forfeited by any scholar for that year in which he resides less than twenty-six weeks.
1618. Mrs Alice Caston of Ipswich, widow of Leonard Caston, gent., for the fulfilling of his intent and desire, left two annuities, one of £12, and the other of 10 marks, issuing out of divers lands, for founding three Scholarships; persons bearing the names of Caston, Clench, Brownrig, and Amfield to be preferred; each scholar to be allowed at the rate of 28. 34d. per week.
1634. In this year, according to Fuller, there were maintained in this College, one master, 12 fellows, 37 scholars, with other students, besides officers and servants of the foundation, the whole number being 126.
1636. Mr John Borage, gent., of North Barsham in Norfolk, left by will, an annuity of £5, issuing out of his estates in Norfolk, for a scholar of his own name or kindred, and in default of such, for a native of Norwich or Norfolk, who is to hold his scholarship till he becomes fellow or M.A.
1659. Edward Coleman, Esq. M.A., out of regard for the College, left by will an annuity of £20, for four scholars, two from the free school at Norwich, and two from that at Wymondham, each to receive £5 per annum during residence
till they become B.A. But if any one or more of his surnam (come he or they from what school soever) be fit for admission and abide in the College, the whole of the annuity shall be pai to him, or them, equally, till the degree of M.A., or election t a fellowship in any College.
1677. Richard Sterne, D.D. Archbishop of York, sometim fellow, gave an annual rent charge of £20 out of his estate in Yorkshire, for the maintenance of two Scholars, natives of th city of York or town of Mansfield, and in failure of such, a least of that diocese. These scholars are to have their allow ance by equal weekly portions during residence, at the rate o £10 per annum each, and are not to be absent, even wit leave, more than twenty weeks in a year; the profits durin their absence are to go to the College stock.
1693. John Spencer, D.D. formerly master of the College purchased an estate for £3600 at Elmington, of which th yearly value was upwards of £200, and left it to the College He ordered that £10 a year should be given to a schola appointed by the master, and the rest should be applied fo the augmentation of the mastership, fellowships, scholarships and various other purposes. This scholarship has been increase to £20 a year, and another of the same value (also in the gift of the master) has been recently founded. The schola upon the original foundation has rooms in College rent-free.
1700. Rev. Samuel Chapman, M.A., formerly fellow, bu ejected for nonconformity, and afterwards rector of Thorpe, near Norwich, left £150 to be laid out upon freehold lands for exhibitions to two poor Scholars, of 1s. per week to each, and third of 50s. a year, called the Bachelor's Exhibition. These are to be called Hebrew Exhibitions.
1715. Archbishop Tenison left a legacy of £1000 to be invested in lands, the profits of which he ordered should be applied to the augmentation of scholarships, viz. 40s. apiece to the six Norwich scholars; 20s. to each of the six from Canterbury; and 20s. to each of the six from Redgrave school, besides payments to the master and fellows.
1766. Rev. George Sykes, M.A. of the College, left £1000 sterling to be invested, that the profit arising from thence might
be applied to the maintenance of four Scholars, from St Paul's school, and afterwards admitted of this College. They are to enjoy these scholarships until they are of the standing of Master of Arts, unless, after taking their B.A. degree, they shall be completely provided for by any means.
1770. Matthias Mawson, D.D., Bishop of Ely and formerly master of the College, gave £6000 in the New South Sea Annuities, to accumulate, until it should amount to a sum sufficient to purchase an estate in freehold land, of the clear value of £300 a year, to found twelve Scholarships, eight of which to be not less than £20 each, and four of £30 each per annum, to be unrestricted, and to be payable weekly according to residence.
In consequence of the improved rental of the estates, they have been augmented to £30 and £40 each respectively per annum. Four of them are annually given to such freshmen as most distinguish themselves at the College examination, and are tenable for three years. These scholars may hold other scholarships with them, and may be removed from the smaller to the larger according to merit shewn at the annual examinations. They are not entitled to any part of the stipend until they have resided twenty-six weeks, within the year commencing on the first of January: their allowance is to be paid for that time, and for as many more weeks as they shall reside (illness excepted).
He also gave £3000 capital stock in the South Sea Annuities, to accumulate till it should amount to a sum sufficient to defray the charges of taking down and rebuilding the same College.
1778. John Greene, D.D., master of the College, and bishop of Lincoln, bequeathed to the College the lease of the rectory of Alford, for the following purposes :—
1. To purchase annually a piece of plate of the value of £5 for the scholar who shall take the degree of B.A. with the greatest credit:
2. Likewise a piece of plate of the same value for the undergraduate or Bachelor of Arts who shall make and speak the best declamation, according to the judgment of the master and fellows: