Henry VIII: January 1510, 16-29

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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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January 1510

16 Jan.
Ib., p. 64. R.O.
16 Jan. 1509.—Repeat their offer as in No. 334. This need not involve delay, for they will conclude at once and refer the amount to the King of England.
Italian. Modern transcript, p. 1. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 36.
16 Jan.
Venetian Transcr. 176. p. 63. R.O.
336. VENICE.
16 Jan. 1509:—Motion carried in the Senate for sending a solemn ambassador to England, obtaining (through the ambassadors at Feltre) the Emperor's safeconduct for him, as going to congratulate the King on his coronation and for the Emperor's profit. This to be notified to the English ambassador at Rome.
Letters were written to Feltre and Rome. "Electus Ser Franciscus Capello eques."
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 35.
17 Jan.
Exch. Accts., 417 (3), f. 87. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to pay for making and furring a "glawdekyn of blak velvet" and other apparel (described) for the King and Queen. Greenwich, 17 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. Signed.
17 Jan.
Adv. MS. 67.
Understanding from the King's proctor at Rome, Thos. Adre, his wish that the Benedictine priory of Coldynghame, St. Andrew's dioc., should come to the hands of his son, the Abp. elect of St. Andrew's, went to urge it on the Pope, who said he would gladly do it but there was no need for the union as he could give it him in commendam, when it fell vacant. Rome, 17 Jan. 1510.
Lat., copy, pp. 2.
18 Jan. 339. TILTING.
Delivery of Wardrobe stuff for a tilt at Westminster, 18 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. See Vol. II, p. 1490.
21 Jan.
Parl. Roll, 131. R.O.
341. [811.] PARLIAMENT.
Held at Westminster, Monday, 21 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. The Abp. of Canterbury preached from the text Deum timete; Regem honorificate (1 Pet. ii.), on the value of allegiance and good laws. The Commons met the next day, and chose for their speaker Sir Thos. Inglefeld, who was presented on Wednesday, the third day, to the King, after notice by Sir Rob. Drury.
Receivers of petitions from England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland:—Sir John Yong, Sir Roger Lupton, Sir John Tayler, John Botiller, (fn. 1) and Wm. Grevyle.*
Receivers of petitions from Gascoigne, and beyond sea:—Sir Wm. Lichefeld, Sir Jakes Whitstons, Sir Ric. Rauson, Robt. Brudenell,* and Humph. Conyngesby.*
Triers of petitions of England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland:—Abp. of Canterbury, Duke of Buckingham, Bps. of Winchester, Exeter, and Rochester, Earls of Surrey and Shrewsbury, Abbots of Westminster, Bury St. Edmund's, and Abendon, Lords Dacre,* Dudeley,* Herbert, and Hastynges, Sir John Fyneux,* Sir Robt. Rede,* Sir Wm. Hody,* and Sir John Fyssher.*
1. Bill exhibited touching the expenses of the King's household. Giving list of revenues to be applied thereto, by assignments; total, 19,394l. 16s. 3½d. [c. 16.]
2. Act for the assignment of money for the King's great wardrobe. List; total, 2,015l. 19s. 11d. [c. 17.]
3. For confirmation of letters patent made to Q. Katharine for her dower. [c. 18.]
4. For restitution of Rob. Ratcliff Lord Fitzwater. [c. 19.]
5. For a subsidy to be granted to the King; i.e., tonnage and poundage. [c. 20.]
6. Repeal of a statute for fishing in Iceland. [c. 1.]
7. For making and draping of wools. [c. 2.]
8. Concerning receivers. As the King intends that "divers revenues and duties" due to him shall be paid to John Heyron, his general receiver, and other persons "hereafter in like office to be deputed," acquittances made by Heyron in Henry VII.'s time and hitherto, and to be made by him and other the said persons hereafter, shall be valid discharges of such payments. [c. 3.]
9. That informations upon penal statutes be made within three years. [c. 4.]
10. For payment of the King's customs. [c. 5.]
11. Repealing a statute concerning justices of the peace. [c. 6.]
12. Concerning coroners. To take no fee for enquiring upon bodies slain by misadventure, their insistance upon 13s. 4d. in such cases often causing annoyance because the bodies lie long unburied. [c. 7.]
13. Against escheators and commissioners making false returns. [c. 8.]
14. For toll at Staines Bridge. [c. 9.]
15. That no lease be made of lands seized into the King's hands, except, &c. [c. 10.]
16. Against perjury. [c. 11.]
17. For admittance of travers against untrue inquisitions. [c. 12.]
18. Against exporting coin, plate, or jewels. [c. 13.]
19. Against costly apparel. [c. 14.]
20. Concerning lands made in trust to Empson and Dudley. [c. 15.]
Signed by John Taylor, clerk of the parliament.
21 Jan.
Add. MS. 5758, f. 8. B.M.
"The 21 day of January the first year of our sovereign lord King Henry the Eight began the Parliament holden at Westmester in manner following." All the lords assembled in the Queen's great chamber. The order of procession was (1) esquires, knights and young lords, (2) bishops, (3) abbots of Parliament flanked by the officers of arms, (4) dean and almoner, (5) Garter, (6) the sword borne by lord Henry Stafford, with the Duke of Buckingham bearing the cap of estate on the right side, (7) with serjeants at arms and four gentlemen ushers on either side, came the King, his train borne by the Earl of Oxinford and supported in the midst by Charles lord Herbert, (8) the lords temporal. Arriving at the choir in the abbey the King sat in the throne at the end next the altar. After the offering, the King passed by his father's hearse. The press was so great that it was long before he could pass through the gallery to the Parliament Chamber, where he sat in his seat royal and donned his cap of "astate," while "the Chancellor lord (corrected from doctor) William Warham" stood on his right hand and made a "right noble proposition." Position of the Earls of Surrey and Oxinford, lord Henry Stafford, Garter, the dean and others. The bishop of Duresme "began the form of the temporal lords," the bps. of London and Winton the form of the bishops, the lord of St. John's that of the barons, and the abbot of Westminster that of the abbots, while the Master of the Rolls and the judges "kept their rooms on their sacks as accustomed." The proposition ended, the King returned to his chamber and the lords to their dinner.
ii. On the back of the first leaf:—A note of banners and bannerolls delivered to the hearse in Powlys and to Mr. Hill by John Hempsted, wax-chandler, and Rougecrosse.
Pp. 4.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 136. R.O. 343. [812.] EXPENSES OF THE HOUSEHOLD.
Copy, certified by Ric. Garth, of the clauses and provisoes in the Act of 1 Hen. VIII. [c. 16.] affecting the Treasury of the Exchequer.
Large paper, pp. 8. Endorsed by Cecil.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 144. R.O. 344. [813.] TONNAGE AND POUNDAGE.
Copy (fn. 2) of the first part (without the provisoes) of the act of tonnage and poundage granted to the King for term of his natural life [1 Hen. VIII. c. 20].
Pp. 7.
23 Jan.
Vesp. C. I., 26. B.M.
345. [819.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII. (In cipher.)
Most excelent sovereyn lord, plesethe yowr hyzghnys for to understand that by my other letters wretyn yn the town of Mansylya, on the thyrd day of December, as also by my letters wretyn in the town of Valadalyd on the fowrythe and on the elevynth day of thys monythe of Jeniver, y certefyed unto yowr hyzghnys of the nwys at that tyme yn thys partys accurrant, and of the grete affecyon and entere desyre that the Kyng of Arragon yowr nobyl good fader hathe of the love and favor of yowr grace, and of the contynwance of yowr most prosperus asstate, and also of the grete desyre that the Kyng yowr sayd good fader hathe that the grete lyage and fyrme amyte schwld be parfyteyd and made bytwyxt yowr hyzghnys and hym and themperowr and the Prynce of Castyl, and that in the same amyte and lyage wyth yowr hyzghnys also myzghte be the Popys holynys and the Kyng of Portyngale; and that thys lyage and amyte myzghte be parfyteyd and made secreteli or ever that the Freynsche kyng schuld have knolyche of the same. And hyt plese yowr grace that the sayeyng of the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader ys that hys trust ys that the same amyte maye be the better and the soner made, by cause that the amyte and acord ys concludeyd and made bytwyxt themperowr and hym for the governaycon of the reame of Castyl; and that hys trust ys that themperowr wyl hereafter better belyve hys cownsayle than that he hath don in tymys passyd, sayeynge, and hyt plese yowr grace also, that hyt schalnot be nescessary to themperowr nor to hym that the Freynsche kyng schuldbe so grete a lord in the partys of Ytaly as that the sayd Freynsche kyng entendythe for to be, and totalli for to dysstreye the Venyans (sic) and for to have theym to hys subjescyon, the whyche schuld be a grete jebordy for the reamys of Napulys and Cycyle and to the Pope and al the partys of Ytali.
For the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr nobyl good faders sayeyng hathe byn ayen to me thys day that ynease that the aforesayd grete amyte were parfyteyd and made, that yn case that hyt wold then plese yowr grace that yowr hyzghnys and he myzghte intend for to made (sic) acord and peas bytwyxt the emperowr and the Venyschyans, so that they wold delyver unto themperowr that belongythe to hym of ryzghte, so that they myzghte lyve yn peas, and for to helpe other pryncys for to make warr unto the Twrkys and other infydelys of the fayythe of Cryst, for then the Freynsche Kyng alone wold not rakeon hym for to dysstroy the sayd Venyschyans. And the Kyng yowr nobyl good faders sayeyng ys, after the sayd grete amyte bytwyxt yowr hyzghnys themperowr and [him] (fn. 3) schalbe parfyteyd that he wol playnly be hys wryteyng advyse and desyre themperowr that he schal leve the counsayle of the Freynsche kyng for the inconvenyentys the whyche may folowe of the same, and that he schal be contenteyd for to leve hys maletalent that he berythe to the Venyschyans, and receyve theym to hys favor wythe that they schal render to hym al that they do contrary reson wythehold from hym. And yn lekewyse, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr nobyl good faders sayeyng ys that he wyl wryte unto the Veneschyans, advyseyng theym for to make theyr peas wythe themperowr yn the maner aforesayed, the whyche hys hyzghnys sayethe that he trustythe that they wyl so do, sayeyng that in case that they do refuse for to be yn amyte wythe themperowr, that then yowr hyzghnys and he wythe al yowr powers must and wyl geve ayde to themperowr and the Freynsche kyng for to dysstroye theym. The Kyng yowr nobyl good faders sayeyng ys that in case that hyt schal plese yowr hyzghnys in sembelabyl wyse for to conmand yowr nobyl letters for to be wretyn unto the Venyschyans, that hyt schal cause theym for to be the more conformeabyl for to apoynte and for to make theyr peas wythe themperowr; and unto that tyme, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader gladly wold that al peas schuld contynw bytwyxt yowr hyzghnys and the Frensche kyng; of the whyche mater, and hyt plese yowr grace, y do cess for to wryte anj more at thys tyme, for asmuche as that of the same byfore thys y have made so large reporte by my foremore letters.
And hyt plese yowr grace for to understand that the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader and the Quyn of Arragon hys wyf be yn ryzghte prossperus asstate of bodely helthe at thys day, and theyre hyzghnyssys wythe al thys reame be ryzghte tryumfant joyus and glad of the verry good tydeyngys and nwys that the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader had on the oon and twenti of thys present, for a certeyn, wherof our Lord God be thankyd, that a capytan of hys callyd the Cwnde Pedro de Navarra, the whyche by the conmandament of the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader, went awarre on the cost of Barbary ayenyst the Morys wythe certeyn schyppys and fowr thowsand men, the whyche Cunde wythe the ayde of Almyzghte God on the Twelthe Eve, the fyvythe day of thys present, he toke the cety of Bojya, the whyche cyte they saye ys of nyne thowsa[n]d inhabytantys of the Morys or Sarsyns; and the sayd cety standythe on a porte of see, where there they fownd many Jeniweses marchandys; for, and hyt plese yowr grace, the same cety ys oon of the chef cetys of Barbary and cheyf of the reame of Bojya, and the kyng of the sayd reame was present yn the batel at the loseyng of hys sayd cety; and the sayd kyng fled and muche pepyl of the Morys, and grete number of Morys were taken, and many Jenyweses and grete tresurys. And by Godys grace the Kyng yowr nobyl fader hathe and schal have so nobyl good fortune and victorys that in breyf tyme al the Barbary schalbe conqested and converteyd to the faythe of owre Lord Jhu Cryst, consydoryng and hyt plese yowr grace that now of late by the help of Almyzghty Good ys and hathe byn gotyn twoo of the pryncypal portys and cetys of the Barbary, where there in batel ever were syx or mo Morys ayenyst oon Crystyn man. Howbe that, and hyt plese yowr grace, that the Morys be nakyd pepyl fereyng sore the gunschot.
And the ayzghte and twenty day of thys present the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader and hys Quyn wythe al hys corte entende for to departe from hens towardys the towne of Madryle, whyche ys by yownd the mowntaynys thre and threty legys from hens, were the Kyng wyl tary for a seson, ordaynyng hys grete armey for to be sent into the Barbary. And the Quyn of Castyl remaynythe styl fyve legys from hens in the towne of Tordeselyas wythe the late Kyng of Castyllys cors; and y, by the grace of God, do intend for to departe wythe the Kyng yowr nobyl good fader, and for to folowe hys corte, unto suche tyme that y schal have in contrary conmandament from yowr hyzghnys, by the grace of Almyzghty Good, who perserve yowr royallyst astate longe for to endure.
Wretyn in Valadalyd on the thre and twenty day of Jenyver, the furst yere of yowr nobyllyst reygne, by the most humyl and faytheful servant of yowr hyzghnys, JOHN STYLE. (Monogram.)
Entirely in cipher, pp. 3. Addressed: To the Kynges most nobyll grace of Yngland our Sovereign Lord.
23 Jan.
Sanuto, IX. 492.
346. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 27 Jan. 1510.]
From the ambassadors at Rome, 23 Jan.:—* * * The English ambassador has letters of 29 ult. showing that the King has made peace with his brother-in-law of Scotland, and two ambassadors were chosen to go to France with commission in favour of the Venetians; while the King of France was sending three into England. Apparently the English two would not leave until the French arrived. The ambassador, who does good office, mentioned a saying of Andrea Badoer to his King. * * * In a letter of 2 Jan., the bp. of Tioli, the Pope's ambassador in France, writes that whereas there was talk of great preparations for Italy there is now only talk of war with the English, and it is thought that the King will not come to Italy. * * *
Election. See GRANTS IN JANUARY, No. 27.
24 Jan. 348. CERNE ABBEY.
Election. See GRANTS IN JANUARY, No. 28.
24 Jan.
Add. Ch., 13328. B.M.
General pardon to Geo. Kyrkbryde. Westm., 24 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. Very large parchment. Seal lost.
27 Jan.
Venetian Transcr. 176, p. 65. R.O.
27 Jan. 1509:—Letters of 19, 22 and 23 Jan. received. Thank the ambassador of England and Sr. Prospero Colonna for their loving communication.
Italian. Modern extract, p. 1. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 37.
Created Earl of Wiltshire. (fn. 4) See GRANTS IN JANUARY, No. 37.
28 Jan.
Exch. Accts. 417(3), f. 73. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Wm. Tebbe, serjeant of the Vestry, "for th'use of our chapell," vestments, &c. (described). Westminster, 28 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
29 Jan.
Ashmole MS. 1109, p. 111.
Extracts from the "Interment of Sir Thomas Brandon, knight of the Garter," who died at Black Friars, London, 27 Jan. 1509, and was buried on Tuesday afternoon following. From Catalogue.
Vitell, B. II., 18. B.M. 354. [1457.] [HENRY VIII. to BAINBRIDGE.]
Has received his letter, dated Rome, 16 Dec. Thanks him for his activity in the business with the Pope. Notwithstanding the expectation that the French King will return into Italy in the spring, and the wish of the Pope that England should ask the King of Aragon to interfere, and the Emperor to join in league with them, thinks it not wise to do so without first ascertaining their intentions. Will join the league if the Emperor and the King of Aragon will do the same. Has written to the King of Aragon in that behalf. Thinks it advisable the Pope should become the head of a general league. Thanks him for the news of Cardinal Pavia, "our protector in that court," who has hindered the Bp. of Worcester, and of the illbehaviour of Jerome Bonvyce there and of Ant. Spinola in France, to whom secret intelligence was sent out of England by Laurence Bonvyce. Is to keep a watch upon them, and further the matters of the Bp. of Worcester. Encloses a copy of the letters to the Pope and College of Cardinals. Will allow Peter Gryf to be collector for 3 months, hoping that, after that time, the Pope will, according to his promise, appoint some person nominated by the King and recall Gryf. Has now written to the Pope in favour of the Venetians (copy enclosed). Refers him to letters sent before on this subject. Urges a proposal [contained in the letters], to which, if other princes refuse to accede, they must be considered as a common enemy. The Venetians are to be comprised in this confederation. The expedition against the Turks might then proceed. If this cannot take effect, the Pope is to promote the other confederation betwixt himself, the Emperor, the King of Aragon, and England.
Draft, pp. 3. Mutilated. In Tuke's hand, with additions by Ruthal.
Galba, B. III., 6. B.M. 355. [923.] HENRY VIII. to [THOMAS SPINELLY].
"* * * Treasurer, [th]e great [and dil]igent devoir, with the pain and l[abor] ye sustain and take in the advancement of our causes and matters in th[ose parts], wherein ye have right substantially acquitted yourself, to your great l[aud and] praise, and the contentation," &c.
Whereas you write that the Duchess of Savoy, though considering the confederation necessary, declines to persuade the Emperor unless England will promise assistance to the Prince of Castile, if attacked by Gueldres or others; she ought to consider the danger accruing from the aggrandisement of the French if it be not politicly prevented. England would have advanced more energetically with it had the ambassador arrived from the King of Aragon, of whose coming they were certified by sundry letters long time past from that King. Of this they will give due notice to the Duchess of Savoy, to the intent she may depute some discreet and sad personage to treat here with the said ambassador and Henry's deputies; and she may reasonably inquire from the Emperor whether he will join in this confederation.
England is bound by the treaty of am[ity] with the Prince to render such aid; and if more be required, it may be discussed at the meeting of the commissioners. "* * * for the overture of the mar[riage] ... as we have heard the charge of the said ambassador of Aragon ... known in what form and manner the said King of Aragon woll conde[scend] and enter the said confederation, to the intent that for the more speedy fa ... and advancement thereof we mauzt advertize the said Emperor accordingly."
Is perfectly satisfied with the bargain he has made with Hans Gunnefownder. 500l. are sent him for this purpose, which he will receive by the hands of Jerome Friscobald. Is to order 24 guns of each sort, with badges and names according to a device enclosed. Will be glad if Spinelly can procure the guns made there for the King of Scots. Provision will be made for tin, as Spinelly desired. Thanks for his divers news, as well of the coming hither of the Esquire Bonet as out of France.
Draft in Ruthal's hand, mutilated, pp. 2. Two lines apparently lost at the top, and a note in the margin.
Received his letters by Henry Wod intimating that though he was included in the league of the kings (in foedere regum) hostilities were commenced against him,—that he would not submit to these injuries, but, however hard pressed, would go to meet his fate. Desires to aid his cause to the best of his power. Edinburgh.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
1. John Gerard, Richard Wattes, William Fitzherbert, and Thomas Wattes, drapers of London. Licence to export 500 sacks of wool, with [woollen cloth] and other merchandise, beyond the Mountains through the Straits of Marrok (as in No. 289 § 34). ... 9 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 3 Jan. P.S. (partly mutilated). [787.]
2. George Frauncis, gentleman usher to the Queen. To be, during pleasure, master of the King's game in Okenton park, Devon. Richmond, 23 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 4 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21. [788.]
3. Robert Neswyk, yeoman usher of the chamber with the Queen. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the towns and lordships of More-ende, Yardeley, and Lyllingston, Bucks. Richmond, 24 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 4 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21. [789.]
4. Francisco de Sunca, a Spaniard. Denization. Wanstead, 18 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 4 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21. [790.]
5. Commission of the Peace. (See Appendix):—
Staffordshire.—Knoll, 4 Jan. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18d. [791.]
6. Parliament. Warrant for two commissions to be made, viz., one for the liberty of Lincoln, to the mayor of Lincoln, Sir William Tyrwhit, Sir John Skypwyth, Tho. Borough, John Henage, John Fulnaby, and _ Forman; the other for the parts of Lyndesey, to the same parties, excepting the mayor; to enquire into the riot on the shire-day lately holden for the election of knights of the shire in co. Linc., which had to be deferred on account of the disturbances. Richmond, 5 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [792.]
7. William Tiler, groom of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, customer and collector of the subsidy and ulnage in the city and port of London, which office Ralph Bukberde lately held, and Miles Gererd now occupies. Richmond, 28 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [793.]
8. Julian ... and his fellows and Guido ..., merchants of Florence. Licence during three years to export 600 sacks of wool from [London], Southampton and Sandwich, through and beyond the Straits of Marrok, paying for customs ... mks. and beyond this 8d. a sack for the dues of Calais, one moiety, at the end of nine months and the rest at the end of other nine months. Wanstead, 18 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Jan. P.S. (mutilated). [797.]
9. Sir William Sandes, knight for the Body. To be, during pleasure, constable of the castle in Southampton, vacant by the death of Thomas Thomas. Richmond, 29 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan. P.S. (in English). [798.]
10. John Yong, keeper of the Records and Rolls in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 200 mks., made by Roger Holand, of Cowyk, Devon, 24 Dec., 21 Hen. VII., and by Sir Peter Eggecombe, of Stonehouse, Devon, before Hugh, bp. of Exeter by virtue of a writ directed to the bishop, and William Silke, clk., 16 Jan., 21 Hen. VII., to Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Richard Emson, Sir James Hobart, Edmund Dudley, and Thomas Lucas. The said Holand dying on 7 Sept., 22 Hen. VII., Sir John Kyrkeham, of Peynton, Devon, was bound in his stead, 30 Oct. following. Greenwich, 2 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. to Master of the Rolls, by Prendergest, 13 Jan. S.B. [799.]
11. Peter Genghem, of Buselles, in Brabant, whom the King has accepted as his arrasmaker. To import "cloths of tapestry and arras" into England for sale. Wanstead, 15 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. (no note of delivery). P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23 (dated Westm., 13 Jan.) [800.]
12. John Bourghchier lord Fitzwareyn. Lease for 40 years, of the lordships and manors of Stowey, Stokelanlovell, Inwode, and Wolwarston, Soms., at the annual rent of 44l. 14s. 8d. Hanworth, 31 July, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [801.]
13. Lodowico De la Fava, merchant of Bologna. Licence to export 1,200 sacks of wool from the port of Southampton or elsewhere, to parts beyond the Mountains, through the Straits of Morrok; paying for customs and all other dues 5 mks. per sack, one quarter at the end of twelve months from the date of lading and the other quarters at successive yearly intervals. Richmond, 5 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Jan. P.S. Fr. Roll, 1 Hen. VIII. m. 5. [802.]
14. John Williams, yeoman of the Guard. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the lordship and keeper of the park of Pembrich, Heref. Richmond, 4 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [803.]
15. Thomas Combes and Thomas Roberdis. To be, during pleasure, auditors of the lands of William late Marquis of Barkley; of the lands of Sir Edward Burgh, in right of Anne his wife; of the lordships of Elcombe, Uscote, Wanburgh Lovell and Pole-place, late of Sir John Cheyney; of the lordships and manors of Wocking and Westhorlegh, Surr, and lordship of Morende, Northt., now in the King's hands; as held by the said Thomas Combes and Richard Bedell. Richmond, 24 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [804.]
16. Hugh Denys. Exemption from serving on juries, &c., or having his goods taken by purveyors. Richmond, 4 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Jan. P.S. [805.]
17. William Hewes or Hewis, of Loughborow, Leic., servingman or tailor. Pardon of treasons, murders, &c., before this date. Tower of London, 20 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [806.]
18. John Prestland. yeoman of the Crown. Custody of the lands, with liberties in Catfosse, Seton and Flotmand by, Yorks., of Ralph, s. and h. of Thomas Constable, late of Catfosse, in Holdernez, Yorks.; with wardship and marriage of the said Ralph. Richmond, 28 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [807.]
19. Brankinus de Marinis, merchant of Genoa. Licence to export 100 sacks of wool called "lokes," from the port of Southampton, in one shipment, through and beyond the Straits of Marroke, paying for all customs 20s. per sack. Greenwich, 16 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Jan. P.S. [808.]
20. Laurence Bonvixi, merchant of Lucca. Denization. Del. Westm., 20 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [809.]
21. Gaol delivery. Tynemouth.—Commission to Humphrey Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, Sir Hen. Wyderynton, Sir Edw. Radclyffe, Wigard Harbatell, John Heron, Rob. Word, Geo. Swynborn, Will. Nelson, John Bidnell, and Geo. Creswell. Westm., 20 Jan. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20d. [810.]
22. The General Pardon. Warrant to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, for letters of general pardon to Sir William Capell, though he is comprised in the bill of exception. Westm., 21 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (sealed). [815.]
23. Helena Lastarrinea Corinth [i], Countess of Sarrinalle in Greece. Warrant for a licence to ask alms for one year, for the liberation of her two sons captured by the Turks; it appearing by a bull of the Pope that her husband was slain by the Turks in Greece, and at the same time her three daughters and two sons taken. Her daughters were ransomed through the help of Elizabeth (Isabella) Queen of Castile, but her sons remain still in captivity. Richmond, 4 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. S.B. (in English). [816.]
24. Miles Browne, late of Southampton, vintner of London. Protection for one year, as he is going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 12 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23. [817.]
25. Henry Cromer, gunner of the Ordnance. Grant, during pleasure, of 6d. a day, as gunner in the room of Anthony Capet, dec., one of the twelve gunners in the Tower of London. Greenwich, 11 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. P.S. (marked as enrolled). [818.]
26. Piers de Champaigne, esquire for the Body. To be, during pleasure, searcher of the port of Southampton, vice Thomas Thomas, dec. Greenwich, 13 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [820.]
27. Hulme Monastery. Assent to the election of John Reding, as abbot. Westm., 20 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. P.S.
ii. Petition by the convent of St. Benet of Hulme for the above, to be presented by John Rysing and Robt. Colchestre, monks. Hulme, 10 Jan., 1509[-10]. [821.]
28. Cerne Monastery. Assent to the election of Robert Westeberye as abbot, vice Thomas Sam, dec. Greenwich, 12 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. P.S.
ii. Petition for the above, by the prior and convent. Cerne, 4 Jan., 1509[-10]. [822.]
29. Anthony Bryne, clk. Grant, for life, of the free chapel in the castle of Lyon, alias Holt, in the lordship of Bromfeld and Yale, in the same manner as William Alom lately held it. Westm. 20 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. P.S. (marked as enrolled), [823.]
30. Robert Fissher, clk. To be, for life, master or provost of the college of Stanethorp, Durham, void by resignation of Roger Balke, abbot of the monastery of Rufford, and in the King's gift by minority of Ralph, Earl of Westmoreland. Greenwich, 11 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [824.]
31. Dartford Monastery. Inspeximus and confirmation of patent of Ric. II. (3 Sept., 8 Ric. II. [p. 1, m. 25], but the patent is not here fully recited) granting to the preaching sisters of Dertford, founded by Edward III., the manor of Massyngham, Norf., with appurtenances, and reversion of the manor of Westwrotham, and lands in Westwrotham, Estwrotham, and Elyngton, Norf. As a doubt arises whether the advowson and patronage of the priory or hospital of Massyngham was intended to pass to the prioress and convent by virtue of the words "with appurtenances" in the said Patent, the King now grants to Elizabeth the prioress, and to the convent, the said advowson and patronage. Westm., 25 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. P.S. (injured). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [825.]
32. Nicholas Warde. Grant, during pleasure, of a corner tenement set on the east side of Fynkes Lane "upon Cornehill, side the chaundelers house," and four other tenements with an alley within the same, on the north side of the said corner tenement, now in the King's hands as parcel of Charleton's lands, yearly value 4l. Westm., 20 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [826.]
33. Christopher Rochestre and William Gore, grooms of the Chamber. Grant, for life, of four tenements, in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Milkestreet, London, and two tenements in the parish of St. Peter in Chepe, London, which Sir Richard Nanfan had for life by gift of Henry VII.; to be held, in survivorship, of the chief lords of the fee. Westm., 22 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [827.]
34. Richard Weston, esquire for the Body. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Robert, s. and h. of Edmund Leversage. Richmond, 23 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [828.]
35. William Rolt, yeoman of the Guard. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the lordship of Toppesham, with the coney warren, cranage, cellarage, and "pre-eminence of fishing," parcel of the earldom of Devon. Westm., 23 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 (fn. 5) Jan. P.S. (in English). [829.]
36. William Tanfeld. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Elizabeth Tanfeld, viz., son of Robert, son of Elizabeth Tanfeld. Eltham, 25 Nov., [1 Hen. VIII.] Del. Westm., 28 Jan. P.S. (mutilated). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [830.]
37. Sir Henry Stafford, brother of Edward, Duke of Buckingham. Creation as Earl of Wiltshire in tail male, with an annuity of 20l. Westm., 27 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. P.S. (injured). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 27. [831.]
38. Justices of Assize. Northern circuit.—Association of Rob. Herryson and Th. Strey, with Humph. Conyngesby and Will. Fairfax. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3d. [832.]
39. William Wright, clk. To be, for life, the King's priest or chaplain in his chapel within the manor of Eltham, with an annuity of 10 marks out of the issues of the said manor, as held by John Sweteman, of Pencriche, temp. Edw. III.; on surrender by Thomas Turnaunt, clk., of patent, 3 Feb., 21 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 9 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. P.S. [833.]
40. James Worseley, groom of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be, during pleasure, butler of the town and port of Pole; the office being now void and in the King's disposition by the decease of his grandame. Del. Westminster Palace, in the dining chamber there in the tower, 30 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII., to be sealed without any other warrant, as William Fitzwilliam, by the King's command as he said, [said] to the Chancellor. S.B. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [834.]
41. John Yong, keeper of the Records in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 400l. made by Edward, Duke of Buckingham, Robert Gilbert of Bradley, Staff., clk., Humphrey Bannaster, of Tunbrigge, Kent, and William Wallweyn, of London, to Henry VII., 30 Aug., in his 23rd year; and another of 400l., made by the Duke, John Guyse of Holte, Worc., William Bedull of Kymbalton, Hunts, and Robert Pertesell of Ryseley, Beds., to the said King, on the same day. Westm., 30 Jan., 1 Hen. VIII. S. B. [835.]
42. Sir John Huddelston, knight for the Body. To be, during pleasure, steward of the lordship of Yerdley, Worc., in the same manner as Sir Edward Blount. Greenwich, 20 Nov. 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. P.S. [836.]
43. Thomas Wolseye, the King's chaplain, dean of Lincoln. Grant of a massuage called the parsonage, with garden adjoining, in the parish of St. Bride, Fleet Street, London, which the abbot and convent of Westminster demised, 26 Nov., 23 Hen. VII., for 99 years, to Sir Richard Emson, attainted; also of the orchard and twelve gardens in the same parish (between the first-named garden and the Thames), which Thomas Dokwra, prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, demised for 99 years to the said Sir Richard. To hold for residue of the terms. Croydon, 20 Oct., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. [30 Jan.]. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10 (dated 30 Jan.), Rymer, XIII., 269. [837.]
44. William Hoggeson, yeoman of the King's buttry. To be, during pleasure, a forester of Caltrasse forest, Yorks, with 4d. a day, vice John Hanley, dec. Richmond, 24 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. P.S. (in English). [838.]
45. Sir Nicholas Vaws. To be, during good conduct, steward of the manor or lordship of Moreende and Yerdeley Gobyon, Northt., and Lillynston, Bucks. Richmond, 28 Dec., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. P.S. [839.]
46. Town of Wednesbarie, Staff. Exemption of the inhabitants from toll throughout England and from contributing to the expenses of knights in Parliament, their town being ancient demesne of the Crown, according to the certificate of the treasurer and chamberlains, temp. Edw. IV. Westm., 31 Jan. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [840.]


  • 1. These names not included in the lists as printed in the Lords' journals.
  • 2. Not a draft, as stated in the first issue of this work, but a copy in which the copyist has left space for words he could not read. The royal assent (to the whole bill including provisoes) is also copied.
  • 3. Word omitted.
  • 4. See also under 3 Feb.
  • 5. Probably a mistake for 28.