Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 11, July-December 1536. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.
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|1. Byleigh Abbey.|
|An inventory indented, 6 June 28 Hen. VIII., between Sir John Seyntclere, Humph. Browne, serjeant-at-law, Fras. Jobson, and Thos. Myldemaye, commissioners, and John Copsheth, abbot of Beighleigh, of certain parcels of goods delivered by the former to the latter, to be kept to the King's use.|
The goods consist of tapestry and other articles of furniture in the
different chambers, viz., the great chamber, the children's chamber, the
dining chamber, &c.; beds and bedding; malt and implements in the brewhouse; a table of alabaster at the high altar (valued at 13s. 4d.), with altar
cloths, mass books, &c. in the choir; ornaments of the Lady chapel (including a pair of organs, at 100s.), in Jesus chapel, in the Rood chapel, in
the chapel of St. Katharine, and in the vestry; articles in the kitchen,
buttery, and "fermory"; cattle; with some articles of plate remaining in the
Commissioners' hands. Many of the articles marked in the margin as sold.
Signed by the Commissioners.
Pp. 5. On long slips of paper. Endd.
2. Inventory of cattle left in the hands of Lancelot Madeson, at the late
monastery of Byley, 24 Jnly 28 Hen. VIII.
|2. Dissolution of the Monasteries.|
|A return for the county of Sussex similar in character to those in Vol. X., No. 1191, and arranged like them in nine columns, but in a different order, viz., a. Name, &c. b. Clear yearly value at the first survey. c. Clear yearly value at this new survey. d. Number of religious persons, &c. e. Servants, &c. f. Value of bells, lead, &c., and condition of house. g. Entire value of moveable goods, how much in stores with farmers, and debts owing to the house. h. Woods, &c. i. Debts owing by the house.|
|Tortington priory, Black Canons; b. 75l. 12s. 3½d.; c. 82l. 9s. 3½d.; "with 6l. 17s. of increase, viz., the demaynes, 40s., &c."; d. Six, of whom 5 are priests, 1 a novice, "incont. 1," desiring capacities 4, "and the other desires to go to other houses"; e. Twelve, of whom 2 waiting servants, 8 hinds, 2 women servants, "and a prior quondam, having a pension, by resignation, of 10l."; f. 20l., the house wholly in ruin; g. 39l. 5s. 2d. In stores, nil; debts to the house, 13l. 3s. 6½d.; h. 60 acres, all above 20 years old, at 13s. 4d. an acre; commons, 80 acres; parks, none; i. 12l. 16s. 8d.|
|Boxgrave priory, Black Monks; b. 145l. 10s. 2½d.; c. 148l. 14s., "with 63s. 9½d. of increase, viz., the demaynes, 8s. 2d."; d. Nine, of whom priests 8, novice 1, incont. none, desiring capacities 8; e. Twenty-eight, of whom waiting servants 10, hinds 8, women servants 2, children 8; f. 13l. 6s. 8d., house in good condition; g. 83l. 15s. In stores, nil; debts to the house, nil; h. 60 acres, all above 20 years, at 10s.; commons, 60 acres; parks, none; i. 42l. 10s. 6¼d.|
|Hasting new priory, Black Canons; b. 51l. 9s. 5½d.; c. 47l. 2s. 1½d., "and so decayed for certain lands in Pesemershe now surrounded by the sea, 4l. 7s. 4d. The demaynes increased 4s. 8d."; d. Four, "whereof priests 3, novices 1, incont. 4, desiring capacities 4"; e. Six, "whereof waiting servants 4, women servants 2"; f. 20l., the house wholly in ruin; g. 16l. 14s. 7d. In stores, nil; debts to the house, nil; h. 100 acres, all above 20 years, at 3s. 4d.; commons, nil; parks, nil; i. 12l. 13s. 4d.|
|Mychelham priory, Black Canons; b. 160l. 12s. 6d.; c. 163l. 14s. 6d., "with 62s. of increase, viz., the demaynes, nil"; d. Nine, "whereof priests 8, novices 1, incont. none, all desiring capacities"; e. Twenty-nine, "whereof waiting servants 18, hinds 11"; f. 30l., the house in good condition; g. 55l. 14s. 4d. In stores, nil; debts to the house, 9l. 15s. 2d.; h. 80 acres, all above 20 years, at 13s. 4d.; common for 40 beasts; parks, none; i. 26l. 9s. 1d.|
|"The priory of S[hulbr]ede, Black Canons [of the Ord]re of St. [Augustine]"; b. 72l. 15s. 10½d.; c. 75l. 17s. 6½d., "with 62s. 1d. (sic) off increase, viz., the demaynes, 46s. 8d."; d. Five, all priests, novices nil, incont. none, desiring capacities 4; e. Servants 13, "whereof waiting servants 5, hinds 6, women servants 2, and a prior quondam, having a pension, by resignation, of 12l."; f. 53s. 4d., the house in good condition; g. 30l. . . . . (?). In stores, nil; debts to the house, nil; h. 100 acres, all above 20 years, at . . . . ; parks, nil; i. [Lost by mutilation].|
|Durford, White Canons, Premonstratensian; b. 98l. 4s. 5d.; c. 98l. 17s. 9d., "with 13s. 4d. of increase, viz., in the demaynes, nil"; d. Nine, "whereof priests 8, novices 1, incont. nil, and all desiring capacities"; e. Servants 24, "whereof waiting servants 8, hinds 12, and women servants 4"; f. 20l., "the house in competent estate"; g. 63l. 16s. In stores, nil; debts, nil; h. and i. Lost by mutilation.|
|[Priory of E]stbourne, [Non]nes of the [Order] of St. Augustine. (fn. 1) No valuation made because the lands have been granted to Sir William Fitz[william] by patent, 20 July 28 Hen. VIII.|
"One house omitted within the said county":—The priory of Ruspar, Nuns of the
Order of [St. Benedict], is let with all its lands to Thos. Shirley and Thos. Mychell for
the term of 60 [years] by indenture, 26 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII., at a rent of 40l. Nuns
[two], desiring capacities and both continent; servants 6, "whereof waiting servants . . .,
[o]ne chaplain, and women servants 2. Bells, lead, and other buildings to be sold by
estimation, 53s. 4d." Moveable goods, 47s. 2d. "[In stores with fe]rmours, nil";
debts to the house, nil; woods, 100 acres, all above 20 years; [commons?], nil;
parks, nil; debts to the house, 11l. 2s. 2d.
One broad sheet written on one side. Slightly mutilated.