Henry VIII: March 1514, 21-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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March 1514

21 March.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 119. R.O.
Receipt, 21 March 5 Hen. VIII., by Sir Edward Guyldford, master of the Armoury, from Sir John Daunce of 128l. 8s. 4d., in prest for timber and necessaries for "scaffolds, tents, houses and pavilions" for the "jousts royal to be holden at Caleys."
P. 1.
21 March.
Ib., f. 120. R.O.
2742. MUSTERS.
Receipt, 21 March 5 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce by Th. Morgan, brother to Sir Wm. Morgan, of money for coats and conduct.
P. 1.
21 March.
Sp. Transcr., I., 5, f. 404. R.O.
2743. JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII (fn. 1).
"Wyth the pardon of your grace for my playn and unkunyng |2 wryteyng, as well at thys present as at al other tymys; for of a suerty soverayn lord |3 y am as a man halfendce (?) abasschyd, for as much as that of a long tyme and seson I have |4 not had ani maner of knowlych from your hyzgnys of your gracyus plesure nor of your |5 intendyd purpose of warrys or peas wyth your enemmy of France; and, syth the departe|6yng from hens of your chapellan the doctor Wyllyam Knyzgte, I have w[r]etyn and sent unto |7 your hyzgnys syxten or sevyntyn letters, by sundry messengers and always certefyeyng unto |8 your grace that al polocy and kraftys be here useyd more for thayr awn suertys and enter|9esys then for any natural love or kyndnys to thayr fryndys and wyth so subtyl secrete |10 and decevynge wryteyng and sendyng of letters and mesengers that yt pasyth my pore |11 understandyng and also, and yt plese your grace, mani other better lerneyd then |12 that y am for to ... understand thaym and thayr intercess ... deleyng, how be that |13 soverayn lord kyndli natu[re and] reson enforceyth me for to beleve (?) that the Kyng |14 your fader of Aragon ... wold not in anny wyse conclude ani thyng wyth |15 your ennemys that may stand contrary to the plesure and honore of your hyzghnys, |16 as that he dod the last yere wyth makeyng of truys wy[t]h your ennemy of France, |17 the whych hys so doyng thenne exscuseyd by the reson of hys grete dyseas and se|18kenys a[nd now] and it plese your grace, hys maggesty layeyth for hys execuse |19 that he is inforceyd for to t[ake] truys (?) wyth the Frenche kyng by cause |20 that the Pope and the Ytalyans wold [alleye] thaym wyth the Frensche kyng and |21 wyth the Swyseners agenyst th' Emperour and your sayd fader. So it ys, and yt |22 plese your grace, that thys one and twenty day of Marche the Kyng your sayd |23 fader sant for me for to cum to hys presence, and then the sam kyng, of hys maiesty, |24 [said] (fn. 2) to me was (?) that contynually he had laboryd to the Popys holynys and to th'Emperour |25 that a peas schuld be made bytwyxt th'Emperour and the Venyschyans, and that the |26 sayd peas ys now determynyd and made by the Popys holynys; howbe that, and |27 it plese your grace, the sayeyng of your sayd fader was that, under the color |28 of the treaty of the sayd peas bytwyxt th'Emperour and the Venyschyans, the Pope |29 and the Ytalyans wold have made certayn maryag[y]s and leagys wyth the Frensche kyng |30 and wyth the Swyseners, as afore sayd, agenyst th'Emperour and your sayd fader of |31 Aragon tucheyng the ream of Napolys and other thyngys in that partys of Ytali; of |32 the whych intendyd thyngys, by the sayeyng of the Kyng your sayd fader, [th']Emperour had |33 more playner knowlyche then he had, the whych hys maiesty sayeyth that it was no lytyl |34 dysplesure to th' Emperour and yn lykewyse no les unto hym, as by hys sayeyng; and also, |35 and i[t] plese your grace, your sayd faders sayeyng to me was that he had sent Kyntana, |36 hys secretary clerke, to th' Emperour for the mater of the Venyschyans, as by fore tyme |37 I have certefyed unto your hyzgnys, and when that th'Emperour had the knowlyche |1 of thentent of the Pope and of the Ytalyans th' Emperour wylyd and conmandyd the sayd |2 Kyntana for to returne to the Frensche Kyngys corte and, by colore, move unto the Fren|3sche Kyng of maryage to be bytwyxt hym and the Lady Elynor, syster to your good |4 brother the Prynce of Castyl, and then further for to move of a peas or truys |5 for to be bytwyxt your hyzghnys, th' Emperour, the Kyng your fader of Aragon, the |6 Prynce of Castyl and the Duke of Myllan and the sayd Frensche Kyng; to the whych, |7 and yt plese your grace, as that the Kyng your sayd fader hath sayed, the Frensche |8 Kyng made strange for to agre. Fyneally, at the last, the sayd Kyng was agreabyl |9 and consentyd thereunto, for a trues to be for the space of one hole yere con|10plyte bytwyxt your hyzghnys, th'Emperour, the Kyng your fader of Aragon, the Prynce |11 of Castyl and the Duke of Myllan and the sa[i]d Frensche Kyng. Then, and yt plese your |12 grace, I demandyd of the Kyng your sayd fader who had gevyn atoryte or conmys |14syon in the name of your hyzgnys to the sayd Kyntana for to make or take any peas |14 or truys wyth the Frensch Kyng; and the answer of the Kyng your fader of Aragon was |15 that the Emperour had gevyn to the sayd Kyntana exspres conmandment and atoryte so for |16 to do. Soverayn [lo]rd, in case that yt be and can stand so wyth the onore and plesure |17 of your grace and for (?) the suerty of your royal asstate, y, as the most humyl and faythe |18ful subjecte and servant to your hyzghnys, I wyl therewyth be joyus and glad, |19 and wyth the contrary by mysthe ... harte and mynd [t ..] (fn. 3) your fader the Kyng of |20 Aragon schuld ef ... on my ... ed ... lte ... s and not oonly make de|21faulte yn hym self but also for to persuade and move th'Emperour [f]or to do the |22 same in lyke wyse, whych schuld be a much grevysor dede and fou[l]yr for to be |23 reputeyd in al the warld, whych God defend that he schuld so do, and mani a man |24 here ys (?) mervelyd of the makeyng of the [sai]d truys and be verre sad in thayr myndys consy|25deryng that your hyzghnys hath alredy so royal and grete preparacyons for the warrys |26 and so grete avantagys on your ennemys. And it plese your grace the Kyng your |27 fader of Aragon hath desyreyd and conmandyd me for to certefy unto your hygnys, |28 by thys my wryteyng, that hys grete des[yr]e ys that yt may plese your hyzgnys for to be |29 contenteyd for to kepe thys truys now of late taken wyth the Frensch for the |30 space of one hole yere, in the whych tyme he sayeyth that your hyzgnys, th'Emperour |31 [and] he may make a nue lyage wyth the Frensche Kyng, or wyth the Pope and the Ytalyans, |32 [as] yt schal be thouzghte that may stand most to the onorys and suertyes of your |33 royalyst astatys; of the whych mater I doute not but that the Kyng your sad fader |34 at thys tyme, by hys letters sent your unto hyzgnys and to hys ambassatour by thys |35 messenger, makeyth ryzghte amply relacyon of the same. And of a trwzghth sove|36rayn lord y c[a]nnot saye for what polocy that it was useyd but it ys not pasyd |37 syx days that here it was oponli spoken that the Kyng your fader of Aragon wold thys |38 yere make war to the Frensche Kyng; and also no longer tyme pasyd then yessterday |39 yt was cryed here yn thys town by a comyne cryer that everry man schu[ld] [b]eware of |1 thayr pasyng in to France, for that the truys bytwyxt Spayn and France schal be exsperyd on |2 the furst day of Apryel next comeyng. And on the nyneyth day of February that last past |3 my servant Rychard Prows departeyd from hens wyth my letters towardys your grace and |4 syth I sent other my letters to your hyzghnys tucheyng the ambassaturs of Scotland |5 and Hob a Barton, whych were bound into France and by force of wetheryng aryveyd |6 at the porte of the Groyne, wyth the cyrcumstancys of the sayd mater and copys of |7 letters that the sayd Scotys sent to the Kyng your fader of Aragon. And in the |8 most humyl wyse that I can or maye I beseche your hyzghnys that y may have some |9 knowlych of your gracyust plesure, for the w[h]ych knowlych y do and schal thynke |10 long, for y do lyve here wyth a hevy harte and mynd, seyng the unkyndnys of thys |11 pepyl here and thayr dyssemulacy[o]ns, as yt knowyth Almyzghty God who perserve |12 your royalyst asstate long for to endure. Wretyn in the town of Madryl and contre |13 of your fader the Kyng of Aragon on the one and twenty day of Marche in the fyveyth |14 yere of your nobylyst reyne by the most humyl and faythful servant to your |15 grace John Style." Style's mark.
Pp. 3. Modern tracing of an original at Simancas addressed to Henry VIII.
Sp. Transcr., I.,
5, f. 412. R.O.
Answered on 8 Dec. all his letters concerning the treaty of Lille, which he altered, signed and sent back; but afterwards, on 20 Dec., wrote (by the same courier who had not then embarked for England) to him not to speak of the alterations until further instructions. Was about to send such instructions when he discovered a conspiracy of the Italian princes, on the outbreak of the war with France, to deprive the Emperor and Ferdinand of their Italian possessions. Obtained, by a miracle, the very letters of the conspirators. Consulted the Emperor, who advised a truce with France for one year, during which they might suppress the Italian conspiracy. The truce is made. The conspiracy would have affected the King of England through his sister the Princess of Castile. Ferdinand's interests are united with those of the Emperor and England, and therefore he insisted on King Louis giving security to satisfy England with regard to the government of Scotland and the pensions. He shall ask the King to keep secret the matter of the Italian conspiracy. He must not tell the King that Ferdinand sent a signed and sealed copy of the treaty of Lille, but say that a copy of the modified treaty was to be delivered to the English ambassador in Spain. The Emperor when proposing the truce with France authorised Quintana to sign it for himself and his allies, and Ferdinand supposed that the King of England had been consulted. Luis Caroz must not ask for a ratified copy of the truce but only assist the Emperor's ambassador to obtain one. The Queen of France, shortly before she died, offered to bring about a general peace, but Ferdinand rejected all offers until he discovered the Italian conspiracy. After her death the Emperor suggested negociations for the general peace together with a marriage of Madame Eleanor and King Louis which would unite all the princes in relationship (explained), the reason for war with France having ceased now that France has renounced the schismatic Council. Seeing its advantages, the King of England ought not to neglect the Emperor's advice. Should the King of France not fulfil his promises war can be begun when the truce ends, the Italian danger being met and a league between the Emperor, England and Ferdinand concluded in the meantime. The Emperor will open negociations for a general peace and Caroz must assist his ambassador. Probable effect of the marriage of Madame Eleanor. The treaty of Lille to be burnt and only a copy kept. Caroz to tell the nuncio whom the Pope has sent to England for a reconciliation with France that the truce is the first step towards peace and that it provides for Italy, since France is bound not to attack Milan. England should remonstrate with the Pope, who intends to dissolve the Council at next sitting before it has concluded as to war with the Infidels and reformation of the Church.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 7. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 170.
Egerton MS.
544, f. 110. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 8.
Sp. Transcr., I.,
5, f. 418. R.O.
The Pope's arbitration between the Emperor and Venice, declared on 4 March. Quintana has sent copy of the truce concluded with France in virtue of the power given him by the Emperor. Arguments to be used by the Emperor to induce the King of England to ratify it. The Cardinal of Gurk. Milan. Madame Margaret's desire to become Queen of France. Emperor and Venice. Inheritance of the Infante Ferdinand and Prince Charles. Genoa. Swiss. Lateran Council. Urea to burn the signed treaty of Lille which Ferdinand sent, but retain a copy.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 10. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 171. No. 181 is a letter to Brizeño, in substance and date similar to this. Nos. 168, 172 and 173 are brief intimations of the truce to Ferdinand's representatives in Genoa, Navarre and Milan.
Egerton MS. 544, f. 197. B.M. 2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 9.
21 March.
Sanuto, XVIII., 67.
2746. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 25 March 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 21 March.—* * * Cardinal Gurk is certainly leaving, some say he goes to Naples to take possession for the Archduke on condition that the King of Spain enjoys it for life, some say that he goes to Lombardy and some that he will go to the Swiss, who are towards making agreement with France * * Description of the Portuguese presents. Letters from Lyons, of the 16th, report a truce for one year between France and Spain, and probability of an agreement with the Swiss; also with England there is some practice for an agreement.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 387.
24 March
.Ib., 157.
2747. VENICE.
[Extract, made 26 April, from letters received 16 April 1514.]
From Lorenzo Pasqualigo to his brothers, London, 16 March.—The report from Rome that this King will agree with France is untrue. He is hastening preparations to cross by Easter with greater power than last year. If Spain made truce with France the English would take it amiss; but it would not matter, because they are well able to rout this Frenchman. The King's fleet keeps the Channel free of corsairs and the French dare not issue out.
From the same, 24 March (received 25 April).—Parliament is finished. When it demanded a contribution from strangers for the King's crossing, the Venetians appealed to the King; who heard them in presence of Parliament and next day sent his esquire, William, to say that they must pay. Hopes it may not cost them more than 150l. Duodo and Bavarin are the only Venetian merchants here. The country pays 600,000l. half now and the rest at the King's embarcation after Easter. You say that France is preparing to show England her face, but I tell you she will rather be puzzled to escape. My William, who continually speaks with the King, and undresses and dresses him, has been told by his Majesty the incredible number (given) of the army.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 396–7.
24 March.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 232.
In pursuance of what she advertised him last by Loys Maraton, the ambassadors of England who have come hither have presented their credence and declared their charge as in the writing (mémoire) herewith which she has communicated to his Privy Council. Desires to know what answer to make upon each point (and with speed, for the ambassadors are impatient) and hopes it will be agreeable, and that the King will not have to complain that the Emperor is unwilling to accomplish what he has treated. Whereas he wrote to her to send to the King to defer their meeting, which should be in May, on account of occupations, she thinks better to communicate the affair to the ambassadors than send a man to the King. Found means to let them know he was not pleased with the refusal now made to lend the 30,000 cr. which were granted, and finds that they will get the loan made to the Emperor's own hands, in the hope that he will hasten his coming hither to go through with the common enterprises. This coming is more than necessary. Through ill management, these countries will grant nothing,—saying that Monseigneur will shortly be out of tutelage and then they will grant the aids to him. Hopes his appointment with the Venetians, of which she is very glad, will hasten his coming.
Diligent preparations are made for the going of Madame Marie. Awaits his answer to what she wrote about finding a knight and lady of honour. Two days ago Monsieur de Gheldres, by treachery, surprised the town of Hernam, to her grief. Sends a writing to Loys Maraton of things touching Burgundy.
French. Headed: 24 Mars, avant Paques.
24 March.
Lettres de Louis XII., t. iv., 290.
Peace was concluded at Rome on the 11th, between the Emperor and the Venetians. Has received a letter from Phintzing, mentioning her answer about the delay of the delivery of the 30,000 crowns from England. It is but a small sum for the Emperor, but will be a great hindrance. Leaves in four days to go to the Emperor. Augsburg, 24 March '13.
25 March.
Sanuto, XVIII., 128.
2750. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 11 April 1514.]
From _ (blank) to Hieronymo Norling, Flanders, 25 March,—At Molines were landed 10,000 English and by Easter the King would be over with the rest of his army to go against France. The Duke of Gueldres had taken a town (fn. 4) in Brabant.
[Note by Sanuto that the above came, through the Pasqualigi, from London and was not believed because the Ambassador in France wrote nothing of it.]
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 392.
26 March.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 121. R.O.
Receipt, 26 March 5 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Sir John Cutte, of 40s. which he paid in reward to a servant of John de Lucy, Burgundian, for bringing letters to the King.
P. 1.
26 March.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 7, f. 115. R.O.
Has used his utmost diligence to dissuade the Swiss from abandoning the Holy League, and making alliance with the French. Petrus Magni will tell him more. A rumor has been circulated and may have already reached the Swiss that side means (a latere) have been used to treat a peace of the Emperor and England with France. Does not believe it. It would be an unmeet return to the Swiss. They cannot support a war with the French, the enemies of the Church, through poverty, as he has seen "ante Duvionem." "Ex Viglo, vii. kl. April. 1514." Signed: M. Carlis. Sed'.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.: "Rmo. &c. Chro. S. R. E. Presbytero Carli Anglico."
26 March.
Ib., f. 113. R.O.
Wrote last on the 24th. The Emperor desires him to write in favor of the bearer, Michael de Clerfayi, a native of Hainault, who was brought up with King Philip, has served the Emperor in Italy, and served with 50 horses under the late Lord Walleyn. He can bring 100 horses, and will act as lieutenant under Wingfield. Hopes the King will find ambassadors who can serve better than he. The office of Marshal of Calais to which the King has appointed him is more suited to a man of war. Trusts that De Clerfayi will receive a favourable answer. "Lynce in Ostryke," 26 March 1514.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
See under 4 April.
27 March.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 78. B.M.
Wrote last on the .. of this month from this town. And where in the sa[me] till the fifth day of the next month ... hear how the matter betwixt the Emperor [and the Venetians passed] so it is that since there is comen more pertain kno[wledge] under what form publication is made upon ... which was the 10th day of this month; and so the ... day to do their best and to ratify till the 10th [day of] next month and then abstinence of war to ... on both parties and every of them to retain and po[sess what] they shall have in possession at the said day savi[ng that] the Pope desireth that the city of Vincenza with the ... should be delivered unto his Holiness by the Emperor [and the] town of Creme with the fortress and the pertinents to be [delivered un]to his said Holiness by the Venetians and he to re[ceive the] revenues of the said city and town with their appurte[nances so put] in keeping, necessary charges deduct, to be deli[vered to] the party that shall depart with the said city and t[own at] the end of a year, in which term the Pope shall [say] how every thing in debate shall be placed, but that if [it happen] of necessity the said time must be prorogued a ... the Ratification the Venetians shall pay XXV. [m1 ducats] to the Emperor and be sufficiently bound to [pay the said] 25,000 ducats at the end of three months ... in any place of Italy that the Emperor [may appoint, and] over that to pay 10,000 ducats at ... assignments as the * * * the Duke of Milan with all ... the force he can to win the said [town of] Creme before the said 10th day of the next [month] which an' it may be attained, I cannot think [that] the Emperor will condescend to deliver that one or that other." Thinks the 10,000 Swiss will help the enterprise. The Emperor tarries in these parts to see what conclusion will be taken in this matter. Expects him to return to Lintz, where the Leagues of Swabia and Franconia are assembled. The Marquis Caszmyrus of Brandenburgh, who is here, desires to be remembered to the King and will be glad to serve him. Wingfield dined with him and had a good dinner, one of his brothers is elected Archbishop of Mayence. This day or to-morrow an ambassador from the King of Denmark is expected here with 60 horses. From this, people think the Emperor is coming hither; but Wingfield is not of that opinion. Lynce, 27 [March].
P.S.—The Archbishop of Mayence is not brother of the Marquis Casimirus, but of the Marquis Joachim, the Elector of Brandenburgh and [he is] Archbishop of Magdeburgh; it is not known whether he will have a dispensation to enable him to retain both sees. "It is [strange] to see two brothers Electors and the Archbishop of Mayence is always the principal Elector and [Chancellor] of Almaign." With his letters of 24th [March] Wingfield sent the King a packet from the Duke of Venice.
Hol., pp. 3. mutilated. Endd.: 27 March.
28 March.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 296. Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 117.
Owing to the difficulty of finding a suitable personage to send to England in pursuance of the Emperor's letters of the 12th inst., she has communicated the matter to the Deputy of Calais and the Prothonotary Knyght, the ambassadors, and Sir Thomas Spinelli, their fellow commissioner, urging prorogation of the marriage of Monseigneur with their King's sister until the Emperor could be present in person. They fear he will take it ill, having made all preparations to solemnise the marriage and then march with his army, which is practically ready. And indeed he is on the point of engaging the men and captains here. They beg her therefore to write to the Emperor to hasten his coming, and she thinks he should defer to the King, if possible, considering his affection and that he is the prince of Christendom who can best aid the Emperor and this House. Malines, 28 March 1513.
28 March.
Vitell. B. II., 75. B.M. Rym. XIII., 399.
Has often requested from the Cardinal of York at Rome some opportunity of expressing his desire to serve the King. By the Cardinal's suggestion has received a visit from Thomas P .., the King's messenger returning to England; and hearing of the King's delight in good horses, had opened his stables, and allowed him to choose what he liked for the King's use. As the messenger in modesty declined, has chosen four of his best horses, and sent them to the King by his servant Giovanni Ratto. His wife and children send their compliments. Mantua, 28 March 1514.Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Address at ƒ. 68b. Endorsed.
29 March.
Vitell B. II., 74. B.M.
2758. [4921.] [THE DUKE OF MILAN to HENRY VIII.]
Will never forget that he has been restored to his dukedom by the efforts of Henry and his confederates. Is glad to hear that Henry has recovered from his severe illness. France and the King Catholic made a truce on the 13th March at Orleans, and have confirmed it by betrothing the second daughter of France to Don Ferdinand. Can scarcely believe it, as he was bound to fulfil his promise to England. The writer's honor and interest are equally concerned. Does not write this from any doubt of Henry's intentions, but only to show his own constancy.
Added in his own hand: Earnestly begs the King will support him. Wishes for nothing more than to show his gratitude. Milan, 29 March 1514. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
30 March.
Exch. Accts., 56 (14). R.O.
2759. MUSTERS.
File of indentures witnessing payment of money, for coats and conduct to Portsmouth, from Sir John Daunce, on 30 March 5 Hen. VIII., viz., (1) To Edw. Stanyng (for the abbot of Glastonbury, and other commissioners in Somersetshire). ii. Surrey's signed order for this annexed. (2) To Henry Coby and Chr. Wyksoll (for the commonalty of Sussex). ii. Surrey's order annexed. (3) John Gayton (for Sir Edmond Lucy). (4) Thurston Harrop (for Sir John Speke). (5) Francis Dyneley (for the Earl of Arundell). ii. Wolsey's order for this annexed (signed: T. Lincoln).
Each, p. 1.
30 March.
Vitell. B. II., 70. B.M. Rym. XIII., 400.
2760. [4922.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Has granted certain indulgences to Gonsalvo Pinto, son of the late Lancelot Pinto, towards procuring 3,000 ducats for the ranson of his uncle, mother, wife, and others of his family, taken prisoners by the Infidels at the storming of Arzilla in Africa, and begs that he may be allowed to gather alms in England. Rome, 30 March 1514.
Add. Latin. Vellum.
31 March.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 7, f. 145. R.O.
2761. [4926.] THE SAME to THE SAME.
Had written to the King last month for release of the woad belonging to the Florentine merchants, detained in the port of Dover. Requests an indemnity for the sureties, who are also Florentines, in order to its immediate delivery. Rome, 31 March 1514, 2 pont. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
Egerton MS. 544, f. 107. B.M.
Pleased to learn by his letters of the 24th inst. that he had arranged the truce, according to the Emperor's commission. Sends ratification of it herewith, to be given to the Most Christian King; and has ordered its publication throughout his dominions. Madrid, _ March 1514.
Spanish. Modern copy, pp. 2.
Ib., f. 89.
2. Ferdinand king of Aragon's order to the viceroys and governors of the several provinces of his dominions to publish the truce for one year between the Emperor, Queen of Castile, King of England and the Prince his nephew on the one part and the Kings of France and Scotland on the other; the truce being made to facilitate war against the Infidels and including the duke and duchy of Milan.
Spanish. Modern copies, pp. 4.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 267. R.O.
2763. [5778.] WOLSEY to DAUNCIE.
"Fellow Master Dauncie, ye must deliver unto my Lady of Oxenford's servant, bringer hereof, conduct money, and for coats for 50 persons, which she hath prepared to serve the King's grace in his wars by sea." Signed: T. Lincoln.
Small paper, p. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 122. R.O.
2. Like order to deliver Wm. Wideslade, gentleman, money for conduct and coats of 20 men who came from Wideslade, 35 miles beyond Excetour, to Portsmouth. Signed: [T.] Lincoln.
Small paper, mutilated, p. 1.
Ib., f. 123.
3. Like order to deliver two months' wages for 24 "surgeons appointed to the sea," at the rate paid last year; and certify Sir Thomas Wyndam, to the intent he may forbear to pay them further wages until the two months be expired. Signed: T. Lincoln.
Hol., small paper, p. 1.
Ib., f. 124.
2764. THE NAVY.
Three warrants on the same paper by Sir T. Wyndham to Mr. Dauncy to pay John Brown, master of the Mary Rose, John Ysham, captain of the Christopher Davy, and John Parryn, master of the Barbara, for wages of certain men from 2 March. Signed: T. Wyndam.
P. 1.
Ib., f. 125.
An account of such "mony as y Roger Delle hath payd by the commandement off my master Syr Robart Sowthwell, knyght, for hys owne euse," detailing a great variety of payments mainly for household provisions made between 16 May [1511 ?] and April [1514]. The dates of the payments are not often given, but the words "also paid by the commandment of my master" are never omitted. Notable items may be cited as follows:—
A.D. 1511. To Sir Davy Owen's son, 16 May [1511] 3l. 11s. 4d. To Nic. West for a ton of iron "that went to Esterfford," 4l. 5s. A firkin of soap for my lady, 4s. A scarlet hat for my lady, 4s. 22 Aug., half a hundred of wainscot, 4l. 26 Aug., a fodder of lead that went to Esterford, 4l. 16d. Six pair of "garnettes for portoll dorys," 5s. 15 Nov., to John Cavelcant to be exchanged to Sir Richard Sampson, priest, 10l. 10lb. of red ochre 8d., 6lb. almonds 9d., 6lb. "of resons of corans" 9d., 6lb. of great "resons," 6d. 2 Dec., for a tun of wine that went to Baynardys Castell, 4l. 14s. 4d. A tun of wine (viz. 2 hogsheads claret and 2 red) that went to Hakene, 4l. 13s. 4d. A barrel (19½ gallons) of malmezey, 13s. A barrel (5 gallons) of Romney, 3s. 5d. 30 Dec., for two salt salmons, 3s. 8d., a qr. of "stoxfys," 5s. 4d., a cade of "sprottys," 20d., and two half barrels of white herrings, 10s. 2½ thousand of billet, with carriage, 17s. 8d. A chest of sugar, 286lbs. at 3½d. the lb. A little vat of Rhenish wine (1¼ ame and 3 gallons) at 30s. the ame, 39s. 6d. A last of flour at 5s. 8d. the barrel, 3l. 8s.
A.D. 1512. 24 March, for English sprigs and wrought nails, 12 lampreys at 7d. apiece. To Mr. Tosander Toke of the Styllard to be exchanged to Sir Richard Samson, 10l. To Dr. Smyth for money that Sir Richard Sampson received of him, 22s. 6 May, 12 lampreys at 4d. apiece. 27 May, wrought nails. Carriage of a butt of malvezey and a hogshead of wine, with "cranage of this wine," 16d. 9 June, for a pike that went to my lady Frowyke, 16d. 27 June, three flounders and a pike, 23d. 3 Aug., to James Johnson for brewing vessel of copper weighing 203qrs. 9lbs. at 5d. the lb., 6l. 12s. 1d. To Peter Bower "for helyng off Thomas off ye grett poxkys," 23s. 4d.; and to the said Thomas for his horsemeat and expenses, 2s. 13 Oct., for a turbot that went to my lady Frowyke, 16d. To Dame Elizabeth Chamberleyn, as appears by her bill, 12l. 6s. 8d. 14.Oct., half a salt fish, 3d. 24 Nov., to Philip Altropp for money by exchange to be paid at Anwarpp to Sir Richard Samson, 10l. For a "portygyse" that I gave on New Heyrysday (new year's day) to Master Scharp. 45s.
A.D. 1513. 4 Feb., for two cades of red herring, with carriage, 14s. 2d. 9 Feb., to Sir Sampson. Norton for 20 sheaf of livery arrows at 18d. the sheaf and 40 bills at 12d. apiece. 18 Feb., to Sawnder Takke, for Rhemish wine. 12 April, for a butt of malmesey that the prior of the Black Friars had, 3l. 6s. 8d. Freight of a tun of wine from Calais 5s., primage 4d., craneage 3d. and porters for carriage 12d. 4 May, two cases of glass, 23s. 4d. 14 June, two hogsheads of wine "that ye gave to Master Daniel," 3l. 7s. 8d. One hogshead that ye gave to Lord Fenix, 33s. 4d. A quarter of sanguis draconis that went to Esterford, 16d. 8,000 lath nail that went to Esterford on St. Peter's Day, 5s. 6d. A pair of "bregandyse" for yourself, 20s. A trussing bed that went to Richemount, 18s. 6 Aug., a fodder of lead. Two skins "that Groso holp to bye," for a pair of boots for you, 12s. A standard of mail for you, paid to Mr. Dyggeby, 12s. 18 Aug. "a pike for you that Grose had to Master Wyat," 20d. The King's armourer for a pair of leg harness and a pair of "aubarcs (?)" for you, 26s. 8d. 8 Sept., a hand gun, 8s., 2lb. of powder 2s. 4d., a horn 12d., "a rope and wodo to bere fyre with," 5d. 10 Sept., 5 Hen. VIII., 2 brushes 8d., a chamber pot 14d., a lace for your doublet 2d. 5 Nov., for a pike 16d., a haddock 5d. 6 Dec., half a barrel of white herring that went to Esterford, 4s. 8d. 16 Aug., to the Queen's almoner, "which went to Wyndesor, one hogshead wine," cost 33s. 4d. 14 April a loaf of sugar, 5s. 4d. 13 May, an ounce of saffron, 9d. 17 June, a loaf of sugar, 4s. 9d. 19 July, two loaves of sugar. 21 Sept., "ginger casse" and other spices. 8 Dec., pepper, cloves, &c.
A.D. 1514. 22 Jan., 2 hogsheads of Gaskyn wine, one red, the other claret, 4l. 5s. 13 Jan. for two "stox lokes" and nails which went to Hakeny, 2s. 2d. 16 Jan., two half barrels of white herring, 10s., a pike 18d., gudgeons 4d. 14 Feb., "for 2lb. of gonpowder and for tochynwek," 2s. 2d. To Master Bolay, Mr. Almoner's servant, when he received the hogshead of red wine, 6s. 8d. 3 March, almonds. 7 March, for three "nodolles strougyn," delivered to my lady, 4s. 9d. 14 March, to John de Castro and Alownce Gottorys for red and white wine. To John de Castro for hogsheads of red and claret wine, two given to my lord abbot of Bery, 3l., and two given to Sir Robert Drewre and Mr. Hanford, 3l. 25 March, a piece of "moske" for you, 5s.
By commandment of my lady, (fn. 5) 26 March, a cade of herring; 2 April, 1½lb. of "blake byar," 16d.; eight pieces of "mockys says," 4l.; four pieces of "saten of Syperes," 36s., and a barrel of malmosey, 9s. 9d.
"Item for two chests to Master Farmer for my master his own use," 24s.
ii. At the end are jottings of the receipts from prisage and butlerage and from rents in London for the years 3, 4 and 5, to the quarter ending at the Annunciation of St. Mary anno quinto.
Pp. 28.
Exch. Accts.,
517 (16). R.O.
"Declaratio estimative facta per Robertum Southwell, militem," as well of the revenues of the King's possessions of which the accounts remain before him and Barth. Westby, commissioners, indetermined, viz., for three years ending Mich. 3 Hen. VIII., as of arrears of the same pending at Michaelmas 24 Hen. VII.:—
Charge: From arrears due at Mich. 24 Hen. VII., 55,069l. 18s. 1¾d. From rents and farms, anno primo, 55,115l. 18s. 73/8d., anno secundo 49,266l. 1s. 1d.; anno tercio, 33,634l. 12s. 107/8 d.
Reprises: Fees, wages and allowances (ao1), 28,107l. 12s. 1¾d., (ao 2) 24,676l. 3s. 3½d., (ao 3) 9,701l. 3s. 57/8d. Deliveries of money:—Anno primo: To the Household, 1,347l. 17s. 8½d.; John Heron, 14,890l. 15s. 9¾d.; Wm. Compton, 2,328l. 0s. 10¾d.; Wardrobe, 270l.; Thomas Lynam, 783l. 11s. 4½d. Anno secundo: Household, 2,774l. 4s. 4½d.; Heron, 14,827l. 12s. 5¼d.; Compton, 1,406l. 6s. 1¾d.; Lynam, 306l. 0s. 7½d. Anno tercio: Household 3,137l. 15s. 6d.; Heron, 21,809l. 3s. 1½d.; Compton, 812l. 8s. 7d.; Lynam, 400l.
Remainder, 65,507l. 15s. 3½d.; whereof 27,050l. 5s. 3½d. is respited to divers persons "prout particulariter patet in libro possessionum" and the rest remains "super diversas personas prout particulariter sequitur." Signed: T. L[incoln].
Latin. Fragment. Large paper, slightly mutilated, p. 1.
Calig. D. VI., 98.
2767. [4517.] TOURNAY.
i. Henry VIII.'s grant of an annuity of 200 flor. of gold, of 25 "placques" apiece, to John de Lusy, out of the revenues of Tournay. Calais, 20 Oct. 1513.
ii. [4585.] Notarial attestation of the sealing by "Edward Thwayte Lord Destyere, councillor [of] the King of France and of England," keeper of the Seal Royal of Tournay, at Tournay, 2 March, 1513, of the grant (recited) made by Edward lord Ponynges, K.G., the King's lieutenant of Tournay (authorised thereto by Henry VIII.'s commission, recited, dated at Lille, 15 Oct. 1513) to Allart Bent[inck], steward of the Household with the Archduchess of Austria, of the office of receivorship of 6,000 francs, to be paid by the town, previously held by Hymbert Gernyer; which grant is attested by John le Clement and Oliver le Calonne, notaries, at Tournay, 30 Nov. 1513.
Contemporary English translation, pp. 5.
Lettres de
Louis XII., iv., p. 270. Le Glay, Corresp de Max. et de Marg., II., 119.
Wrote before of her communication to the English ambassadors of his instructions for retarding [the marriage with] Madame Marie. The ambassadors have now received their master's answer in articles upon that and other points, and have delivered her the French translation of it enclosed. Begs him to answer soon, for, according to his desire, she is determined to do nothing without his order. Reminds him how necessary this marriage is for the surety of these countries and that it cannot well be made without the Emperor's presence; also that the first treaty stipulates that if, by our fault, it is not solemnised before the end of May great penalties may be exacted from towns, nobles and burgesses here who have delivered their seals for its accomplishment, and on the other hand that, within four days after the solemnisation, the English will pay at Bruges 100,000 cr. The King insists much on the promises made to him, as will be seen by the articles. "Et d'aultant que l'ay solicité du dernier traictié d'Aragon, comme sçavés, il ne fault à parler à moy; may, Monseigneur, j'ay cuidé le tout faire à bonne intencion et pour le bien et avancement des affères; s'il prent aultre chemin je ne sçay que en dire, fors que il fait à esperer que c'est tout pour bien." The ambassadors solicit renewal of the Emperor's letters of last year for their levying men, buying boats, artillery, &c. Showed them the Emperor's letters touching the truce, at which they rejoiced; and she hopes that their master will be pleased with it notwithstanding reports to the contrary. The Emperor should see to maintaining the Swiss in their design against France.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 122.
2. A fuller draft of the same despatch, much of which here appears word for word. By the treaty made at Tournay the marriage should be solemnised at Calais before 15 May next and yet no preparations for it are seen here and the Emperor is far away. The King of England's suspicions are further aroused by the Emperor's practices with Aragon and France. The English ambassadors have asked her intervention that the marriage may be solemnised at Calais, where the Queen of England will also be and where the King has made costly preparation. To the first treaty for its solemnisation before the end of May most towns here have sealed and their burgesses will suffer great loss in case of failure. The King is bound to pay 100,000 cr. at Bruges within four days after the marriage, but she does not know whether he will rebate the loans which he has made to the Emperor.
This night received letters from the King Catholic of credence for his ambassador, who told her, showing his master's letters dated Madrid, 9th inst., how Quintana had by the Emperor's order, who undertook for the King of England, concluded (sic) a truce for one year between the Emperor, King Catholic, England and Monseigneur on the one part and France on the other. Quintana, now at the Court of France, wrote the same to the ambassador. These are indeed great news and she cannot tell how they will be taken by the King of England, who has made great preparations for war. Believes that the Emperor has acted with the best intention and with the King's knowledge; and she can only say that, after himself, she is the person who has his affairs most at heart. Trusts that what she has written before in these matters has been taken in good part.
Sp. Trans., I.,
5, f. 408. R.O.
Orders him to tell the King of France that Ferdinand means to continue negociations until peace is concluded between the Emperor, France, England and himself, and that secrecy is necessary to success. Has won over the Cardinal of Gurk and asked him to go from Rome to the Emperor. Would remind the King of France that in their interview at Savona they agreed upon a reformation of the Church to be followed by war on Infidels; and their obligations to God must not be forgotten. Hears that the Pope intends to close the Lateran Council; and begs the King of France to dissuade this, as many reforms of the Church are necessary. The Emperor and Venetians chose the Pope as umpire, who gave his award (described) on 4 March. Has ordered Urea to ask the Emperor to sign the peace with Venice notwithstanding the truce concluded with France, and also to ratify the truce with France and induce England to do the like. The King of England may be told that the reason is the discovery of an Italian plot to eject the Emperor and Ferdinand from Italy. Has prevailed on the King of France to use his influence with the Scots to settle the government of Scotland in the way England desires, and also to continue the pensions. Has informed Urea that Gurk is coming to the Emperor and told the Emperor it were folly to defend the Duke of Milan, as the title of that Duchy does not belong to the Duke but to the King of France. Quintana must not return until the pending negociations are settled; but, if necessary, he may go to the Emperor.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Paris, pp. 5. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 167.
Egerton MS.
544, f. 95. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 7.
Vitell. B. II., 59.
"Articuli inter S. D. N., Leonem X. Pontificem M[aximum et] magnificos dominos confederatos Alemannie Alte percutienam (sic) confederationem conscripti." Being propositions made by the Pope for a league with the Swiss, to last 5 years, with liberty to renew it. The Pope will pay yearly on 1 May at Lucerne 40,000 ducats.
Lat., pp. 4.
2772. GRANTS IN MARCH, 1514.
1. Watkyn and John Vaughan, grooms of the Chamber. Licence to bring to England every year for four years, one ship, of 120 tons burden, laden with Gascon wine and woad (reckoning 8 bales to the ton); and to export to France any commodities of England. Del. Westm., 1 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, mutilated). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 16.[4834.]
2. Humphrey and Dionisius Lowe, of Denby, and their sureties, Thomas Townesende of Stoneton and John Badecok of Denby, Derb. Pardon and release of their recognizances entered into before John Fitzherbert, justice of the peace in co. Derby, 22 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Lambeth, 23 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March. P.S. [4836.]
3. Richard Cornewall, esquire for the Body, and Ralph Hackuluet. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of steward of the lordships of Clyfford, Glasbery, and Wynforton, in the marches of Wales, and the office of constable of Clyfford Castle. Del. Westm., 2 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22. [4837.]
4. Thomas duke of Norfolk. To be (in consideration of his long services as treasurer of the Exchequer) treasurer of the Exchequer, during pleasure, with power to appoint officers; as held by Ralph late Lord Cromwell, Ralph late Lord Sudeley, John Tiptofte late Earl of Worcester, Henry late Earl of Essex, and John lord Dynham. Del. Westm., 2 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
Surrendered, 3 Dec. 14 Hen. VIII., by the Duke at his manor of Horsham, Sussex. [4838.]
5. Henry Smyth, clerk of the King's works in England. Acquittance for 600 pounds of silver received by him (500l. through Sir John Daunce and 100l. through Sir John Cutte) for providing timber, &c., used in building the King's breweries and bakeries at Calais, and for the carriage thereof; and for the conduct money of certain pioneers who were with the King abroad. Lambeth, 24 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [4839.]
6. Sir Walter Rodney, one of the King's spears. Grant, for life, of the manor or lordship of Saint Jermayns, in the isle of Jersey. Lambeth, 25 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22. [4840.]
7. William Atwater, D.D., dean of the Chapel, Edmund Gruff, Geoffrey Lloyd, and William Marke, chaplains. Next presentation to the rectory of Bradnyche, in the duchy of Cornwall. Lambeth, 25 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4841.]
8. John à Dene. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 2 March. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10. [4842.]
9. John Turnour and Robert Browne. Grant, in survivorship, from the first day of the reign, of (1) the offices of bailiff and receiver of the lordships of Ailewarton and Pensaunce, Cornw., as held by the said John in the time of Henry VII.; (2) the hospice called Werwykes In, in the city of London, with the office of keeper of the same; and (3) the office of receiver general of all the possessions of Eleanor late Countess of Somerset. Del. Westm., 3 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30. [4846.]
10. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Kent.—Westm., 3 March. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5d. [4847.]
11. Sir John Carre. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Carleton, Bradley, Utley, and Lodirsdane, with appurtenances, in Crawvyn, Yorks.; a yearly rent of 16l., payable by Sir John Husee, knight for the Body, and his heirs, for the manor of Braunston, the barony of Blaunkeney, and lands in Braunston, Blaunkeney. Hanworth, Nocton, Dunston, Medryngham, Scopey, Thorp, Thymberland, Marten, Kyrkby Grene and Walcote, Linc., granted to Husee and his heirs, by patent 2 July 4 Hen. VIII., in as ample a manner as Francis viscount Lovell held the same. Del. Westm., 4 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4852.]
12. Sir John Sharp and Guthlac Overton. Grant, in survivorship, of the tribulage in the hundreds and stannary of Penwith and Kerr, Cornw., viz., of every tribulum in use 2d., from 24 April 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4853.]
13. Bishopric of Lincoln. Warrant for restitution of the temporalities on the preferment, by the Pope, at the King's recommendation, of the King's Councillor, Thomas Wulcy, the King's almoner, as bishop. Lambeth, 3 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 March. P.S. (in English).
ii. Writs in pursuance of the above. Westm., 4 March. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. Rymer XIII. 394. [4854.]
14. Tournay. Charter inspecting and confirming the Act of 5 Hen. VIII. [cap. 1, here translated into French] for administration of justice in Tournay. Westm., 4 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4855.]
15. Master James Malet, B.D. Grant of the canonry and prebend in St. George's, Windsor, void by demission of Master Thomas Wulcy. Lambeth, 2 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen VIII. p. 2, m. 22. [4856.]
16. Robert Pierson, Peerson, or Pereson, native of Scotland. Denization for life, from the first day of the King's reign. Del Westm., 4 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4857.]
17. John Dyngley and Richard Brereton. Annuity, in survivorship, of 10 marks, out of the lordship of Denbygh, from Mich. last. Lambeth, 14 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 March. P.S. (in English). [4858.]
18. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Lincoln (Lindsey).—Westm., 5 March.
Lincoln (Holand).—Westm., 5 March. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d.
19. William Wilkynson of London, draper. Warrant for his protection according to the Act, as retained to serve in the war, at sea under Sir Thomas Wyndham. 7 March 5 Hen. VIII. [Del.] 7 March. S.B. (signed: Thomas Wyndam, k.). [4861.]
20. Henry Heryng. To be bailiff of the town of Malmeshill Lacy, Heref., parcel of the earldom of March, void by death of Simon father of the said Henry. Lambeth, 14 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30. [4862, 5002.]
21. Mary Frauncis, widow of Henry Uvedale, deceased, alias of Flanders. Protection for three years against her creditors. The petition prefixed to the S.B. states that Bartholomew Cesson, merchant of London, caused certain linen cloth, silk and other goods of hers, to the value of 200l. and more, to be conveyed with his goods from Salisbury fair to Oxford fair and, [with others, robbed her of them;] whereupon she made suit to the King's Council and the "said misdoers" were committed to the ... but she could get no more recompense from them but 23l. Del. Westm., 7 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (defaced). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19. [4863.]
22. Reynold Love. Warrant for his protection, according to the Statute, as retained to serve in the war, beyond sea in Sir Thomas Tyrrell's retinue. 8 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed and sealed by Tyrrell). [4865.]
23. Robert Coyff, cooper. Fiat for a commission for six months to provide coopers, empty casks, &c., for the victualling of the King's great army beyond seas. Del. 8 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (sealed and addressed to the Clerk of the Crown by John Myklawe, clerk controller of the Household).
24. Sir John Everyngham. Pardon and release as late sheriff of Yorkshire; and release to John Nevill of Leversege, Richard Beamount of Whitley, Edward Knight of Southdufeld, Alfred Elys of Berwyk in Elmet, Yorks., Edward Sole of St. Mary Colchurch, London, grocer, and William Clerc of St. Ethelburga, London, armorer, of their recognizance of 100 marks, made 15 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 7 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22. [4866.]
25. Robert Whashyngton, serjeantat-arms, and Anne his wife. Grant in reversion, in tail male, at the rent of a red rose, of the manor of Westhorp, with the advowson, which belonged to Edmund de la Poole late Earl of Suffolk and are now held to the use of Margaret de la Poole, late wife of the said Edmund, by Sir Robert Drurye, Sir John Heydon and Edmund Gelget, for term of her life. Del. Otford, 12 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4872.]
26. John Lyndesey, one of the yeomen porters of the King's gate. Annuity of 10 marks, for life, out of the lordship of Denbigh, lately held by William ap David. Lambeth, 3 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [4873.]
27. John Shurley, cofferer of the Household. Release of 2,100 pounds of silver, received from Sir John Daunce and 26 from John Morley, for providing and carrying the pavilions, tents, and other articles of the Household, and for other expenses, while the King was in foreign parts. Greenwich, 8 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII p. 2, m. 28. [4874.]
28. Convocation. Writ to William abp. of Canterbury, Primate, Legate, and Chancellor, to summon a convocation of his diocese in St. Paul's, London, with all befitting speed. 15 March. S.B.
(2) Same to Christopher abp. of York or his deputy. Convocation to meet in St. Peter's, York. 15 March. S.B. [4876.]
29. Thomas [Wolsey] bp. of Lincoln. Grant of the sum (at the rate of 1,000l. a year) which the dean and chapter of Lincoln pay for custody of the temporalities of the bishopric of Lincoln during vacations, as due for last vacation from 2 Jan. last, on which day William the late Bishop died, to the 4th inst., when the said Thomas obtained the restitution of the temporalities of the bishopric. Also grant of the knights' fees, wards, presentations, &c., belonging to the said bishopric. Greenwich, 10 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March. P.S. [4877.]
30. John Saunders, clk., native of Scotland. Denization for life. Del. Westm., 15 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18. [4879.]
31. William Norton. Warrant for his protection, according to the Act, as retained to serve in the war in the retinue of Richard earl of Kent. 28 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. [Del.] Westm., 15 March. S.B. (signed: R. Kent; and sealed). [4880.]
32. Hugh Dee, yeoman of the Crown. Grant, for 40 years, of the ulnage of woollen cloth of the town of Prestayne, Marches of Wales, vice Richard Weston. Greenwich, 7 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [4881.]
33. Mary Frauncys, of Antwerp in Brabant, widow. Warrant for her protection, according to the Act, as appointed by Charles duke of Suffolk to be a victualler in his retinue, attending the King in the wars beyond the sea. 13 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March. S.B. (signed: Charlyss Soffolke). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 1. [4882.]
34. Robert Laward alias Lord, goldsmith, of London, clerk of Sir John Daunce. Licence to import 2,000 tuns of Gascon wine and 4,000 tons of Toulouse woad, reckoning eight bales to the ton. Del. Westm., 16 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 17. [4884.]
35. Tournay. Licence to the inhabitants of Tournay to trade with England as others of the King's subjects. Greenwich, 16 March, 1513. 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in French). [4885.]
36. Sir Richard Hastynges. Protection with clause volumus, for one year. Westm., 22 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 March. S.B. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 17. [4886.]
37. John Grantham or Grantam, mercer of London. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Lambeth, 3 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 March 6 Hen. VIII. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 16. [4888.]
38. Denmark. Ratification of a treaty of peace between Hen. VII. and John king of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, concluded at Westm. [6] Aug. 1489, 4 Hen. VII. (Rymer XII. 374.) Westm., 17 March 1513, 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (defaced). [4889.]
39. Gaol Delivery.
Cambridge Gaol.—Commission to Wm. Barbour, mayor, John Parys, John Woode, Wm. Colyn, John Hynde, Hugh Chapma[n], John Bury, and John Erlyche. Westm., 17 Ma[rch]. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16d. [4890.]
40. Richard FitzJames, bishop of London, and John Islyppe, abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster. Next collation to a prebend in the chapel of St. Stephen, Westminster. S.B. (without note of delivery). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18 (dated Westm., 18 March). [4891.]
41. John Miklowe, Thomas Byrkes, and Brian Roche. Release of 20,910l. 16s. 10d., received by them through Sir John Daunce, for purveying provisions for the army with the King beyond seas; and of 392l. 15s. received by sale of a part of the said provisions; and of various quantities (specified) of flour, wheat, casks, malt, oats, beer, flitches of bacon, &c., received by them from William Browne, junr., Richard Fermour and George Medley, merchants of the Staple of Calais, John Ricrofte and John Heron, surveyor of customs, &c., in the port of London. Greenwich, 9 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [4892.]
42. Thomas Goldsmyth and Thomas his son, grocers of London. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Richard Wyngefeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 12 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 March. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 16. [4893.]
43. Purveyors. Commission to Nicholas Carter, yeoman purveyor of the Household, to provide oxen and sheep for the household, and for victualling the land forces about to go to foreign parts, during the next six months. Westm., 18 March.
ii. Similar commission to Philip Taillour, yeoman purveyor of the Household. Westm., 18 March.
iii. Commission to Ric. Wodeward to provide oxen and sheep, with forage and carriage for the same, for the land forces going abroad, for the next six months. Westm., 18 March. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16d. [4894.]
44. Tournay. Remission of all rents and pensions (amounting to about 600 fr. yearly) due from the town of Tournay to persons residing in hostile countries. Greenwich, 19 March, 1513, 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in French). [4896.]
45. Ambrose Bradman. To be serjeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Del. Westm., 19 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [4897.]
46. Mayor and Corporation of Northampton. Release of the yearly sum of 22l., out of their fee farm of 120l. a year. Greenwich, 18 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27. [4898.]
47. Hugh Stanfeld. Warrant for protection, according to the Act, as retained to serve in the war under Sir Robert Curson, Lord Curson, master of the ordnance in the Rearward. 19 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Robert Corson). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10 (dated 18 March). [4899.]
48. John Felde, of London, cook. Protection, whether native of England or Scotland, as he has resided in London 40 years. Del. Westm. [20 March] 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (mutilated). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [4900.]
49. John Tregyan. Licence, for life, to export ox and cow hides, commonly called salt-hides, of the county of Cornwall. All others are prohibited from carrying any such hides out of the said county during the life of the said John. Del. Westm., 20 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19. [4901.]
50. Sir William Bulmer. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Anne and Elizabeth Aske, kinswomen and heirs of William Aske, vix., daughters of Roger, son of the said William. Greenwich, 20 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27. [4903.]
51. Sir William Compton. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Aldewyncle, North., called Holandes Maner, with a wood there called Bareshanke; and 48 ac. of meadow in Brantsy and Swyllingholne in Aldewyncle, forfeited by Francis viscount Lovell, attainted, and granted by patent 22 March 2 Hen. VII. to Margaret countess of Richmond, for life, and by patent 11 March 3 Hen. VII., in tail male, to Sir John Risley, who died without male issue. Del. Westm., 21 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4904.]
52. John Davy of Southampton. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 21 March. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII, m. 10. [4905.]
53. Sir John Rickard, chaplain, alias "Sir John Richardi Clivensis of the parts of Almayne, clerk." Warrant for protection, according to the Act, as retained to serve, under Sir Sampson Norton, master of the King's ordnance in the vanguard, beyond the sea. 17 March 5 Hen. VIII. [Del.] Waltham, 22 March. S.B. (signed, with a mark, by William Ivee. one of Norton's deputies). [4906.]
54. Sir William Compton and Sir Wistan Browne. Grant of (1) the offices of steward, chancellor, and surveyor of the manors of Haverford West and Rowse, in the Marches of Wales, in survivorship; and (2) the office of master and keeper of the great "canok" for hunting, called "le Toyle," alias "le Pale of Canvas"; with an annuity of 100 marks from Mich. last; in survivorship; and (3) the office of receiver of the manors aforesaid, during pleasure. Del. Waltham, 22 March, 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24. [4907.]
55. Roger Ad ..., servant of Robert lord Curson. Warrant for a writ to the sheriff of London to release him from unlawful arrest for debt by John Morres of London, baker, the said Roger having been retained to serve in the war as an overseer of the ordnance about to pass over to Calais. Morres had refused to discharge his action at the instance of John Bryges, sheriff of London. (fn. 6) Del. 22 March apud Waltham. S.B. (signed: Robar[t Corson]). [4908.]
56. Sir William Sydney. Grant, in tail male, of the lordship or manor of Kyngeston-upon-Hull and the lordship or manor of Myton, Yorks., forfeited by Edmund De la Pole, attainted; with issues from 29 Sept. 4 Hen. VIII. Tournay, 3 Oct. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., [22] March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [4909.]
57. Licence, at the instance of Katharine Semar, late of Cheping Walden, widow, Thomas Strachy, James Bodley, William Birr and Nicholas Rutland, all of Walden aforesaid, to found a guild in honor of the Trinity, in the church of St. Mary, Walden, to consist of one treasurer, two chamberlains, brethren and sisters, of the parishioners of Walden; with mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual value of 20 marks, for a chaplain to pray daily for the King and Queen Katharine, for Katharine Semar, Thomas Wulcy, late almoner to the King, Joan Bradbury, widow, John Leche, vicar of the said church, the said Thomas [Strachy] and Joan his wife, James Bodley and Joan his wife, William Bird and Anabella his wife, and Nicholas Rutland and Clemence his wife; and for the souls of Thomas Bodley, William Lawnselyn and Alice his wife, Walter Cook and Katharine his wife, Roger Pyrk and Joan his wife, Thomas Semar and Margery his wife, Nicholas, Thomas and Katharine, children of the said Katharine Semar, George Thoorne and Florence his wife, John Strachy and Alice his wife, Thomas Thoorne and Joan his wife, and Richard Mynott. Also licence to the said treasurer and chamberlains to hold an annual fair in Walden for four days, viz., on the eve of the feast of the Eleven Thousand Virgins and the three following days ... 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24. [4911.]
58. William Saunders. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of George, son and heir of John Belgrave, late of Blaby, Leic. Del. Westm., 24 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Thomas Lovell). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7. [4912.]
59. William Browne, junior. Commission to provide wagons in the countries of the Prince of Castile for conveying the furniture of the King's army. Greenwich, 24 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in French). [4913.]
60. Thomas Prowde. Commission, jointly with Jehan de Lusy and Pierre Censeau, respectively lieutenant and prevost of the artillery of the Prince of Castile and the King's rearguard, to provide waggons in the Prince's countries for conveying the artillery and other furniture of the King's army. Greenwich, 24 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in French). [4914.]
61. Thomas Rede, clk., D.D., rector of Bekles church and William Rede, of Bekles, Suff., merchant. Licence to found a chantry for one chaplain, to the honor of St. Mary and St. Michael in the said church; and mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual value of 10l. Del. Westm., 27 March 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [4918.]
62. William Stephynson, native of Scotland. Denization. Greenwich, 22 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 27 March. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [4919.]
63. Thomas Benet, of Stretford, Suff., clothier. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfed, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 26 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 30 March. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 16. [4923.]
64. Edward Matthew. Licence to import 100 tuns of Gascon wine. Town of Huchyn, 17 Sept. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 31 March. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 17. [4925.]
65. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
[Kent.]—Westm., .. March. Pat 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d. [4927.]


  • 1. The decipher of this letter given in the Spanish Calendar (Vol. II, No. 165) is so unsatisfactory that it seems best to give another. Faults in the tracing often make it necessary to guess what symbols are really used in the original; and such guesses are here indicated by italics.
  • 2. Apparently the edge of the original paper is here worn away.
  • 3. Seems to be cancelled.
  • 4. Arnhem.
  • 5. Sir Robert Southwell died on 30 March 1514.—Inq. p.m.
  • 6. John Bryges was sheriff of London from Mich. 5 to Mich. 6 Hen. VIII.