The residents are to be selected by the bailiffs and burgesses and may be evicted if they commit misdeeds.
Each brother or sister chosen is to take oath to be faithful to [the rules of] the hospital and are to make a true declaration to the warden of any assets or liabilities.
Within six days of entering the hospital, a resident is to take an oath of obedience to the warden. They are only to wear cloth of the colour of russet or "blekkyed" [black?]. Sisters are not to wear silk veils on their heads.
The warden is to hire a priest to celebrate divine services and
to pray for the bailiffs, community, warden, residents and the benefactors
of the hospital. He is not, however, to perform any rites which properly
belong to the parish church.
The warden is to hand over all oblations to the Prior of Norwich.
All residents are to be present at Mass.
Residents may practice the crafts that they have learned. They may also dine with friends in town, but must not stay out after the curfew bell is rung at St. Nicholas'. They may go on pilgrimage, or go to stay with friends in country or town, with the permission of the warden.
No-one is to be accepted as a resident unless 30 years old or more, except in special cases. [f.30v] They are to live peaceably without arguing among themselves. They are not to frequent common taverns, nor bring pleas for trespass [in the town court] but are to make complaints only to the warden only if he cannot lawfully settle the complaints may they bring a plea.
The warden may compel the residents to do the gardening and other domestic work, with a reward for undertaking such chores at his discretion.
The warden is to appoint one brother and one sister of good character to report to him all troubles between residents. He is also to choose a brother to have custody of the keys to the cloisters where residents sleep [f.31r] (they being locked in after curfew).
If any residents are rebellious against these ordinances, the warden may discipline them by withdrawing their alms money; if this fails, they are to be expelled.
When a new hospital priest is engaged he must take oath before the bailiffs and the Prior to obey these ordinances.