|1548–9. Jan. 4.
(Brabant style.) Antwerp.
113. The Magistrates of Antwerp to the Lord Protector and the
Council. Their intervention has been besought by James Van
Maseyck and Hubert Calnwaert, their fellow-citizens, in behalf of
their partner and other fellow-citizen, William Van Eertwyck, who
has been arrested in London, and is in danger of his life for having
in his possession letters of licence from his Majesty, ascertained to
be forged, but which he purchased in ignorance thereof for the
sum of 100 pounds of Flanders money from Bernard Rubiis, public
money-lender here. Send herewith certified copies of the judicial
proceedings against the said Bernard Rubiis, and requesting that suit
against Eertwyck may be stayed, &c. [Latin. One page.]
114. Count Ludovico Rangone to the Earl of Warwick. A mere
complimentary epistle, offering continuance of his services. [Italian.
Half a page.]
115. Batoryk [Borthwick ?] to the Lord Protector. Refers to
some marriage and exchange of property. The French king makes
certain preparations for the defence of Scotland. Propounds a plan
for eradicating Papismus by transferring the Kirklands to gentlemen's hands. Intends to depart to-morrow, and to get favourable
letters from the King of Denmark to the French King to deliver the
gentlemen of the castle of St. Andrew's according to the promise
made to them by the Prince of Capua. [One page and a half.
Much effaced by damp.]
116. The Emperor Charles V. d notre tres chier et bien amé
Messire Guillme Paget, Chev de lordre et Contreroler d' Angleterre.
Credentials of M. Francis Vanderdilst, his Ambassador, on resuming
his functions in England. [One page.]
117. Same to King Edward VI. Supporting the claims of certain
citizens of Lubeck for the value of a vessel impressed by King
Henry VIII. during his war with the French King, and for which
indemnity had been promised. [One page.]
118. Instructions for John Dymock sent to the Duke of Lunenburg, the Count of Oldenburg, and others, for the purpose of levying
more soldiers under Courtpening. His Majesty offers to bestow on
the Duke and the Count a pension of 1,500 crowns each, and has
taken the son of the former into his service, and to be trained in his
Court, with a pension of 500 crowns. [Sixteen pages. Draft.]
119. The Senate of Bremen to King Edward VI. Their reply
has been communicated in writing to John Brend, his Majesty's
Ambassador. They will take care that none of their citizens shall
supply the Scots with munitions or provisions; reserving, however,
their traffic with Ireland. Request the loan for a few years of 5,000
or 6,000 talents sterling. [Latin. One page.]
120. Emanuel Philibert, Prince of Piedmont and Duke of
Savoy, to the Lord Protector. Recommends the bearer, Aleram, son
of Boarel, Marquis d'Ancise, one of his vassals, who desires to be
employed in the service of the King of England. [French. Broadside.]
121. Gaspar de Figueredo, Portuguese Ambassador, to the same.
Complains that a person from whom he had hired a house will
not give him possession, and requests his Grace's interference.
[Latin. One page.]