257. The Mercers Company.
See Grants in April 33 Hen. VIII., No. 55.
A book of payments by the treasurer of Augmentations headed
anno xxxiijo giving the date and intention of each payment. (For the
previous account see Vol. XVI., No 745.)
I. "Payments of annuities" :26 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., Jas. Gunter, of London,
out of St. Augustyne's nigh Bristowe. 14 Dec., Ric. Pollard, out of Tavestock.
13 Dec., Dr. Tregonnell, out of Tawnton. 6 Dec., Sir Humph. Ratclyf, granted
by the late earl of Northumberland. 18 Dec., Hen. Penkyth, out of Tynmowthe.
3 Jan., Ric. Ikham, Ric. Cordell, Jas. Rawson, John Rombolde, Andrew Dewberyes,
John Payne, yeomen and grooms of the Chariots. 4 Jan., Walt. Prowde, groom
of the Stable. 5 Jan., John Hull, Thos. Courtney, and Hen. Hoggens, grooms of
the Stable. 10 Jan., Ric. Pygot, gentleman. 12 Jan., Thos. Hynde, groom of the
Stable. 30 Dec., John Eyre, gentleman (pat. 27 Feb. ao 29). 20 Jan., Wm.
Bertlet and Wm. Webster, grooms of the Stable. 21 Jan., Eliz. Golden. 20 Jan.,
Edm. Holgill, out of Hextolldesham. 26 Jan., Ant. Dunriche, out of Bysham.
25 Jan., Wm. Byerman, groom of the Stable. 14 Feb., lord Chancellor Audeley,
out of Chestre mon. 18 Feb., Thos. Rydley, out of Towerhill and Chester. 18
Feb., Alex. Goodman, out of Sheene. 20 Feb., Thos. Rawlyns, out of Selbye.
12 March, Thos. Derbye, gentleman. 18 Feb., Thos. Rydley, out of Sheene
(granted to him and his brother, John Rydley). 20 March, Sir Thos. Poope, out
of Wolvescrofte, Sheene, Bardemonsey, St. Mary Overeys, and Bysham (the last
granted to him and Dame Marg. Dodmer, his wife, and Ralph Dodmer, her youngest
son). 26 March, William Davys, out of Henton. 28 March, Nic. Whytney, out
of Dulacres. 28 March, John Fletewood, out of Sheene and Ulvescrofte. 1 April,
Eliz. Hochens, out of Sheene. 1 April, Ralph Tybbes, out of Clyve. 1 April,
Eliz. Elles, by Ralph Skynner her husband, out of Sheene. 2 April, Hen. Dyngley,
gentleman. 3 April, John Martyn, esquire. 3 April, Ric. Hochenson, out of
Sheene, Sent Marye Spittell without Bisshopsgate, Syon, and Seint Marye Overeys.
3 April, Wm. Sympson, by Ric. Hochenson, out of Leyston. 3 April, Robt.
Hochenson, out of Sheene. 2 April, Thos. Edgar, out of Sheene, Berdemonsey,
Seint Albane, and Seint Mary Spittell. 2 April, by Thos. Edgar, to Sir Thos.
Pope, out of Byndon, Edw. Fetyplace out of Brewern, and Robt. Sowthwell out
of Bysham. 4 April, Robt. Adams. 2 April, John Lewes and John Lewson.
4 April, Eliz. Hollande, by Geo. Holland, her brother. 29 March, John Gostwyk
and Ric. Wheler. 26 March, Ric. Bower, Hen. Stevenson, Robt. Perrye, and
Thos. Byrde, gentlemen of the Chapel. 1 April, Robt. Riche, out of Seint Marye
Overeys, Coventry Charterhouse, Shene, Mynores, and Seint Albanes. 28 March,
Sir Ric. Page. 2 April, Jas. Rawson, Wm. Byerman, John Rombolde, Ric. Gykell,
and John Payne, of the Stable. 2 April, John Eyre, gentleman. 1 April, Wm.
Horde, out of Henton. 1 April, Ant. Yonge, out of Bucknam. 4 April, Ph. Babington,
late one of the confreres of the late hospital of St. John Hierusalem in England.
5 April, Sir Griffith Dun. 2 April, Ant. Yonge, out of Bucknam. 7 April, Walt.
Cromer, King's physician. 2 April, Humph. Welles, out of St. Mary Overeys.
9 April, Wm. Bochard and Thos. his son, out of Coventry Charterhouse. 28 March,
Ric. Pigot, gentleman of the Chapel, in recompense of his house in Grenewiche.
9 April, Sir Wm. Sydney. 11 April, Ric. Tyrrell, of London, out of Seint
Edmondesburye. 12 April, Robt. Smarte and John Hobbys, out of Kynnysham.
12 April, Wm. Glascok, of London, out of Sheene, Taunton, and St. Mary Spittell.
12 April, John Fulmer, out of Bisham. 13 April, John Godsalve, out of Hyde.
10 April, Wm. Whorwoode, attorney-general, out of Launde, the late hospital of
Our Lady without Bishopsgate, Wynchecombe, Pershour, Launde, and the late
hospital of St. John Hierusalem in England. 14 April, Ant. Dunriche, merchant
tailor, out of St. Alban's, Sheene, and St. Thomas in Southwerke. 16 April, Ric.
Pollarde, out of Newham, Plympton, Torr, Buckfast, Launceston, and Buckland.
17 April, Robt. Radforde, clk., out of Warburge in Chestre. 20 April, Edw.
Fetyplace, esquire. 26 April ao 33o, Sir Thos. Hennage, out of St. Mary's in
York, Christchurche Twyneham, Peterborowe, and Crowlande. 24 April, Thos.
Fletewoode, out of Sheen. 4 May, Wm. Webster, groom of the Stable. 4 May,
Sir Thos. Clyfforde. 5 May, Jas. Knottesforde, out of Buckfaste. 6 May, Wm.
Fermer, gentleman. 20 May, John Byrcheley, late schoolmaster of the mon. of
St. Werburge, of Chester. 23 May, Ralph Tybbes, out of Clyff. 23 May, Sir
Thos. Wryothesley, one of the two Principal Secretaries, out of York abbey, Durham
priory, Clerkenwell, Hayles, Chester abbey, York abbey, and others not named.
31 May, Thos. Butt, gentleman. 22 May, Thos. Nevile, gentleman. 21 May,
Geo. Aylesburye, groom of the Chamber. 24 May, Thos. Darrell and Ant. Husey,
out of Ledes. 25 May, Hen. Clerke, out of Westminster. 21 May, Peter Gerrarde,
gentleman, the King's servant. 18 May, George Owen, M.D., out of St. Augustyne's
in Bristowe. 30 May, Sir Humph. Radclif, grant of the late earl of Northumberland.
2 June, Ric. Browne. 13 June, Thos. Standyssh, gentleman, out of
Wenlock. 23 March ao 32o, Geo. Drewe, out of Meux. 22 April ao 32o (sic),
Griffith Richardes, out of Thorney and Childerlangley; and John Rock, out of
Stratclere, Launde, Spalding, Crowlande, and Dunstable. 27 June ao 33o, Ric.
Pigot, gentleman of the Chapel. 23 June, Wm. Crane, esquire. 30 June, Robt.
Radforde, clk. 25 June, Ant. Dunriche. 1 July, Sir Edw. Mountague, out of
Ramsey and Thorney. 1 July, John Eyre, gentleman. 3 July, Dame Mary
Kyngeston, late wife to Sir Wm. Kyngeston, dec., out of monasteries not named.
3 July, Geo. Aylesburye, a groom of the Chamber. 10 June, Hen. Penketh, out
of Tynmouthe. 1 July, Sir Ant. Kyngeston, out of monasteries not named. 8
July, John Maundefelde, out of Mochelney. 8 July, Eliz. Golden. 3 July, Sir
Edw. Mountague, out of Peterborowe and Pipwell. 5 July, the dean and chapter
of Norwich. 9 July, Thos. Nevile, esquire. 15 July, Thos. Leigh, LL.D., out
of Shapp. 16 July, Ric. Bower, a gentleman of the Chapel. 26 July, Ant. Leighton,
out of Cockersand. 8 Sept., Walter Cromer, M.D. 15 Sept., Alex. Goodman, out
of Shene. 6 Oct., Robt. Adams. 7 Oct., John Fulmer, out of Bysham. 8 Oct.,
Robt. Smarte, out of Keynesham. 13 Oct., Wm. Hoorde, out of Hynton. 1 Oct.,
Sir Thos. Poope, out of Wolvescrofte, Sheen, Barmondseye, St. Mary Overeys, and
Bisham. 16 Oct., to Thos. Edgar, for Robt. Southwell, out of Bysham, for Edw.
Fetyplace out of Brewern, and for Sir Thos. Pope out of Byndon. 15 Oct., Thos.
Edgar, out of Barmondsey, Our Lady without Bishopsgate, St. Alban's, Sheen,
and Circestre. 19 Oct., Ric. Pollarde, out of Newham, Plymton, Torr, Buckfast,
Launceston, and Buckland. 3 Oct., Thos. Byrde, gentleman of the Chapel. 21
Oct., Robt. Pyrrye, gentleman of the Chapel. 2 Oct., Hen. Stevenson, gentleman
of the Chapel. 21 Oct., Ric. Tyrrell, out of Seint Edmondes Burye. 24 Oct.,
John Gostwyk and Ric. Wheler, out of Leedes; Wm. Davys, out of Hynton; Ant.
Yonge, out of Buckenham. 19 Oct., John Rydley, out of Sheene; to John Rydley
for John Bircheley, out of Chester. 23 Oct., Wm. Crane, out of Burye; Ric.
Hochenson, for Wm. Sympson, out of Leyston; Ric. Hochenson, out of Syon,
Sheen, St. Mary Spittell, and St. Mary Overeye; Ric. Hochenson, for Robt. Hochenson,
out of Sheene. 24 Oct., Jas. Joskyn, out of Twyneham. 7 Oct., Geo. Aylesbury,
groom of the Chamber. 28 Oct., Wm. Fermer, esquire. 26 Oct., John
Fletewood, out of Sheene and Ulvescrofte; John Eyre, gentleman; Wm. Whorwood,
out of Shaftysbury, St. Mary Spittell without Bishopsgate, Wynchcombe,
Worcester, Launde, and St. John's. 27 Oct., Sir Griffith Dunne. 2 Nov., John
Rombolde, Ric. Jekyll, Thos. Hynde, Jas. Rawson, Wm. Byerman, John Payne,
yeomen and grooms of the Chariots. 12 Oct., Peter Garrard. 5 Nov., Edw.
Fetyplace. 28 June, Thos. Cheteham, "suffragan and bishop of Sydon, to the
use of Thomas Darrell and Anthony Husaye." 6 Nov., John Hull, yeoman of the
Stable. 31 Oct., Philip Babington, late one of the confreres of St. John "Hirlm.,"
in England. 7 Nov., Sir Edw. Mountague, "chief justice of the Common Pleas,"
fee for keeping assizes within the liberty of St. Edmondesburye, and out of Ramsey,
Thorneye, Peterborowe, Pipwell, and St. Andrew's in Northampton. 1 Nov., Ric.
Pigot, gentleman. 18 Oct., Ric. Browne. 6 Nov., Hen. Dingley, gentleman.
10 Nov., Geo. Owen, M.D., out of St. Augustine's in Bristowe. 8 Nov., Eliz.
Ellys, wife to Ralph Skynner, out of Sheene. 9 Nov., Thos. Darbye, gentleman.
6 Nov., Hen. Penketh, out of Tynmouthe. 26 Oct., Thos. Rawlyns, out of Selbye.
10 Nov., Edm. Drake, one of the prebendaries of Christchurch in Norwich, to the
use of the same College, out of the manor of Chalke, parcel of the possessions of
Barmondseye. 14 Nov., John Godsalve, out of Hyde. 8 Nov., Thos. Rydley,
out of Towerhill and Chester; John Lewes and John Leyson, out of Morgan in
Glamorganshire. 9 Nov., Thos. Courtney, of the Stable. 12 Nov., John Rock,
out of Stratclere, Dunstable, Spalding, and Crowland; Griffith Richardes, out of
Childerlangley and Thorney; Geo. Drewe, out of Meux. 16 Nov., Sir Thos.
Clyfforde. 24 Nov., Jas. Knottesford, out of Buckfast. 29 Nov., Sir Thos.
Hennage, out of St. Mary's of York, Crowland, Peterborowe, and Twyneham;
Ralph Tybbes, out of Clyve. 28 Nov., Wm. Bertlet, groom of the Stable. 17
Nov., Robt. Bedforde, clk., out of Chestre. 24 Oct., Walter Henley, out of
Bysham, Towerhill, St. Alban's, Plympton, Battell, St. Mary Overeys, Sheen,
Dertforde, Syon, Nethe, St. Marye of York, and lands late of Sir John Dudley.
22 Nov., Thos. Buttes, gentleman. 4 Dec., Thos. Cheteham, bp. of Sydon, out
of Bilsington. 8 Oct., Thos. Darrell and Ant. Huseye, out of Leedes. 2 Dec.,
Sir Ant. Kyngeston. 25 Nov., Wm. Glascock, for Thos. Leigh, LL.D., and for
Thos. Standisshe and for himself. 12 Oct., Robt. Ryche, out of Coventry Charterhouse,
Sheen, Mynores, and St. Alban's. 9 Dec., Reynold Mylsam, out of Syon.
15 Nov., Ant. Dunriche, out of St. Alban's, St. Thomas in Southwark, and Sheene.
11 Dec., Wm. Holgill, clk., master of the Savoy, for Edm. Holgill, out of Hextoldisham.
18 Oct., Nic. Wytney, out of Dewlecres. 12 Dec., Eliz. Holland, by
Geo. Holland her brother. 10 Dec., the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London,
out of Bileigh, Stratforde nunnery, and Elsingspitell. 12 Dec., Robt. Urmeston,
treasurer of Grayes Inne, stipend of a priest singing in the chapel of Grayes Inne,
out of St. Bartholomew's. 18 Dec., Robt. Nasshe, for John Ball, out of Sheen.
17 Dec., John Wagstaff, out of Thorney. 20 Dec., John Stonyng, out of St.
Mary's in York. 22 Dec., Thos. Crosse, out of St. Alban's. 26 Dec., Roger
Standisshe, out of St. Werburge of Chestre. 18 Jan., John Howe, for Dr.
Tregonnell, out of Tawnton. 18 Oct., Humph. Welles, out of St. Mary Overeys.
29 Dec., Walter Prowde, groom of the Stable. 20 Nov., Ric. Duke, out of St.
Mary Overeys and Sheen. 17 Jan., Hen. Clerke, out of Westminster; Wm. Butt,
out of Ramseye. 9 Feb., Wm. Rudston, out of Elye. 27 Feb., Thos. Fletewood,
out of Sheene. 15 March, out of Monmowthe. 14 March, Ric. Robynson, clk.,
by Dr. Leigh, out of Faversham, St. Augustine's in Canterbury, Boxley, and
Byland. 28 Jan., the dean and chapter of Chichestre, by Jas. Turbervile, clk.,
their receiver, out of Mechelham. 18 March, Thos. Knight, clk., quondam of
Spalding, out of Spaldinge. 19 March, Ric. Bowyer, alias Styrley, out of Welbek.
(date blank), John Byrchenshaw, clk., quondam of Chestre. 29 Oct.
ao 32o, the dean and chapter of Paules, out of Leghes. 8 Jan. ao 32o, John
Marshall, quondam of Chepstowe. 10 Jan. ao 32o, Wm. Ermysted, master of the
Temple, for himself, four priests, and one clerk. 1 April ao 32o, Wm. (sic)
Marshall, quondam of Chepstowe 2 April, Wm. Ermysted, master of the Temple,
for himself, 4 priests and one clerk; Hugh Latymer, late bp. of Worcester. 4
April ao 32o, Ralph Hunt, late religious of Sheene. 28 March ao 32o, Nic. Shaxton,
late bp. of Salisbury. 27 June ao 33o, Wm. Ermysted, master of the Temple for
himself, four priests, and one clerk. 2 July, Wm. Marshall, quondam of Chepstowe.
12 Oct., Hugh Latymer, late bp. of Worcester. 30 Sept., Nic. Shaxton,
late bp. of Salisbury. 6 Nov., John Marshall, quondam of Chepstowe; Ralph
Hunt, late religious of Sheene. 22 Oct., Wm. Ermysted, master of the Temple,
for himself, four chaplains, and one clerk. 10 March, lord Chancellor Audeley,
out of Chester and Sempringham. 1 April ao 32o, Jas. Gunter, for keeping the
woods of Almesburye. 31 May ao 33o, Sir John Baldewyn, chief justice of Common
Pleas. 1 July, Sir Edw. Mountague, chief justice of King's Bench. 2 July and
19 Oct., Jas. Gunter, for keeping the woods of Almesburye. 2 Nov., Sir John
Bauldewyn, chief justice of Common Pleas. 29 Jan., Thos. Fitzhugh, for the
clerkship of the peace in Suff. and Hunts. 22 Jan. ao 32o, Sir John Russell, lord
Admiral. 1 July ao 33o, the same. 22 Jan. ao 32o, 29 June ao 33o, and 23 Nov.,
Geo. Rooper, one of the keepers of the park of Hyde. 10 Dec. ao 33o, Thos.
Chetham, bp. suffragan of Sydon, out of Bilsington. 2 April ao 32o, Edw. Browne,
late one of the confreres of St. John's of Jerusalem, at the desire of lord Chancellor
Total, 2,297l. 11s. 4d. Signed as examined by Wm. Berners and Robert Burgoyn,
ii. "Payments of pensions" to members of suppressed monasteries recorded
under date of payment, with the term for which they are due.
20 Dec. ao 32o, John Selbye, of Syon. 26 Dec., John Cordrey, abbot of
Bisham. 23 Dec., Ric. Bowrman, abbot of St. Albans. 28 Dec., Alice Lyster,
Eliz. Mountayne, and Effamye Elande, of Syon. 29 Dec., Wm. Maior, prior of
Seint Maryspittell, without Bishops Gate, London. 31 Dec., Isabel Sakvile, abbess
of Clerkenwell. 10 Jan., Thos. Skydmore, for Agnes Jordan, abbess, Bridget
Sollyarde, Mary Nevile, Dorothy Sleight, Mary Watnoo, Marg. Lupton, Marg.
Covert, Ant. Lyttell, and Ric. Browne, of Syon. 29 Dec., Wm. Estney, of Westminster.
2 Jan., Kath. Somerfelde and Eliz. Faxe, of Syon. 28 Dec., David
Curson, of Syon. 12 Jan., John Bertlet, lay brother of Syon; John Foster, of
Westminster. 21 Jan., Wm. Pacyens, of Westminster. 20 Jan., Alice Senowes,
of Syon. 23 Jan., Thos. Betenham, for Bridget Fitzherbert, Alice and Dorothy
Betenham, John Stewkyn, and John Massye, of Syon. 24 Jan., Wm. Veryte, of
Westminster. 27 Jan., Eliz. Knottesforde, of Syon. 26 Jan., Marg. Dellye, Kath.
Breerton, Audrye Dellye, Ant. Sutton, and Marg. Eldrington, of Syon. 31 Dec.,
Ric. Whitforde, for Bridget Belgrave, Clement Tresham, Mary Denham, and
himself, of Syon. 27 Jan., Wm. Tyrlington and Ric. Lache, of Syon. 20 Jan.,
John Myllet, of Syon. 28 Jan., Thos. Precyous and Anne Dauncye, of Syon;
Edm. Wyndesore, for Marg. Wyndesore, Joan Russe, and Margery Walker, of
Syon. 1 Feb., Hen. Manne, prior of Sheen. 3 Feb., John Grene, Rose Pachet,
and John Howell, of Syon. 4 Feb., Barth. Fowle, prior of St. Mary Overeys;
Wm. Melton, of Westminster. 7 Feb., John Yate, for Dorothy Dodington, Agnes
Meryt, Eleanor and Ursula Fetyplace, Eleanor Page, Eliz. Yate, Marg. Monyngton,
and Susan Purfereye, of Syon. 6 Feb., Anne Edwardes, of Syon. 7 Feb., Joan
Judd and Thos. Pollard, of Syon. 1 Feb., Eliz. Strykland, of Syon. 6 Feb., Hen.
Wetherell, for Joan Strangways and Eliz. Ogle, of Syon. 20 Jan., Anne Vuxe, of
Syon. 18 Feb., Eliz. Straunge and Alice Jaye, of Syon. 19 Feb., Marg. Bowcher,
of Syon. 25 Feb., Thos. Corvestre, abbot, and Wm. Rolf, of Haghmonde. 3
March, Eliz. Crechelow, of Syon. 10 March, John Heron, abbot of Vale
Crucis. 26 March, Thos. Waterhouse, rector of Assheridge. 1 April, Wm.
Huddelston, abbot of Stratforde. 2 April, Marg. Vernon, abbess of Mallyng;
Wm. Veryte, of Westminster. 27 March, Wm. Melton, of Westminster. 29 March,
Wm. Caunterbury, of Rochester. 27 March, Ralph Harteley, prior of Wethrall.
30 March, Ric. Duff, of St. Bartholomew's. 31 March, Robt. Thirby, of Sheene;
John Raynes, of Crowland. 28 March, David Curson, of Syon. 4 April, John
Cordreye, abbot of Bisham. 31 March, Eliz. Crechelowe, of Syon, and Thos.
Dobson, of Axham. 27 March, Wm. Wingfelde, prior of Westacre. 31 March,
Barth. Fowle, prior of St. Mary Overeys. 1 April, Joan Deane, of Syon, Wm.
Wood, of Sheen; Edm. Saunders, Thos. Warren, Robt. Parker, Geo. Solys, Wm.
Lylle, Edw. Story, John Saunders, Humph. Martyn, Miles Garrarde, Edm. Freke
and John Norys, of Waltham; Wm. Pacyens, of Westminster. 28 March, Alice
Lyster, Effamye Elande, and Eliz. Mounteyn, of Syon. 10 April, Robt., bp. of
St. Asaphe, commendatory of Barmondseye. 1 April, Thos. Smyth, of Sheene.
14 March, Julian Poope, of Godstowe. 25 March, Morgan Gwilliams, abbot of
St. Augustine's in Bristowe. 28 March, Ric. Whitehed, for himself and Robt.
Wingham, John Taylour, John Stanley, Hugh Mathewe, Ric. Whitehed, Ric.
Robertson, Ralph Fynchet, John Mayre, John Gostellowe, Thos. Rutter, and Ric.
Dawne, of Chester; Edm. Fletwood, of Sheen. 29 March, Joseph Stepney, of
Assheriche. 1 April, John Bathoo, prior of Hartforde West; Robt. Chafer, of
Sheen; John Harwarde, abbot of Vale Ryall; Wm. Barlowe, of St. Bartholomew;
Ric. Bowerman, abbot of St. Alban's; Thos. Smythe, prior of Wroxton; Rose
Morton, of Westmalling. 4 April, Robt. Hull, of Waltham; Wm. Eston, of
Westminster. 1 April, Robt. Horseley, Wm. Marshall, and John Pizaunt, of
Sheen. 30 March, Gabriel Dunne, abbot of Buckfast. 1 April, John Clement,
Geo. Horneby, and Ric. Tyldisleye, of Sheen; Mary Kytson, of Dertforde; John
Adamson, prior of Cockesforde; Peter Wade, of St. Bartholomew's; Thos. Byrkenhed,
abbot of Norton. 2 April, Thos. Greye, Thos. Nevile, Robt. Bacon, Robt.
Smythe, Ric. Cheteham, Wm. Albone, Ant. London, Nic. Arnolde, Robt. Pylton,
and Thos. Cockes, of Rochester; Chr. Reynolde and John Smythe, sen., of St.
Bartholomew's; Hen. Moore, abbot of Towerhill. 27 March, Eliz. Sakvyle,
prioress of Clerkenwell. 31 March, Wm. Maior, prior of St. Mary Spittell. 4
April, Thos. Hawkyns and Ric. Rede, of Waltham; John Smythe, jun., and Robt.
Glasyer, of St. Bartholomew's. 1 April, John Millet, of Syon. 2 April, John
Gybbys, prior of White Friars in London; Hen. George, of St. Bartholomew's.
3 April, Robt. Stokes, of St. Bartholomew's. 4 April, John Bury, of Bury. 5
April, Robt. Woodleeff, of Waltham; Thos. Manfelde, of Sheen. 6 April, Thos.
Horner, of Croxton; Margery Hill, abbess of Chesthunt; Agnes Jordan, abbess,
Bridget Solyarde, Mary Watnoo, Marg. Covert, Marg. Lupton, Mary Nevill,
Dorothy Sleight, Ant. Lyttell, and Ric. Browne, of Syon. 5 April, Hen. Manne,
prior of Sheen. 1 April, Wm. Baynton, prior, and Ric. Browne, of Fordeham.
6 April, Marg. Delly, Kath. Bryerton, Awdrye Delly, and Eliz. Faxe, of Syon.
7 April, Ant. Sutton, Eliz. Knottesforde, and John Massye, of Syon. 4 April,
Thos. Brooke, of Axholme. 7 April, Eliz. Crosbonour, prioress, Marg. Tatton,
Jane Foxelwist, Jane Chauntryll, Frances Bradbourne, Margery Taylour, and
Eleanor Dotton, of Chester. 8 April, Jane Johns, of Chester. . . . . . . .
John Bertlet, of . . . . . . 9 April, Matth. Delly, of St. Bartholomew's;
Thos. Pollarde, Marg. Wyndesore, prioress, Anne Daunce, Joan Russhe, Margery
Walker, and Thos. Precious, of Syon. 11 April, John Poope, of Twyneham
Christchirche. 12 April, Marg. Shakeladye. 11 April, Agnes Bachecrofte, prioress
of St. Mary's in Winchester. 26 March, Ric. Lache, of Syon. 28 March, Wm.
Tyrlington, of Syon. 12 April, Eliz. Straunge and Alice Jaye, of Syon. 9 April,
Alice Elrington, of Syon. 30 March, Hugh Yonge, of Waltham. 9 April, John
Bromley, of Sheen. 14 April, Thos. Chapman, warden of Greyfriars. London.
23 April ao 33o, Jas. Nicholas, of Whitelande; Kath. Clovile, of Dertforde. 4
April ao 32o, Alice Senowes, of Syon. 26 April ao 33o, John Stewkyn, Bridget
Fitzherbert, Alice and Dorothy Betenham, of Syon. 28 April, John Aleyn and
Dyonise Dollyon, of Westminster. 3 May, Hen. Ball, of Sheene. 4 May, John
Bachecrofte, of Hynton; John Howell, Joan Judd, Ric. Whitforde, Clementra
Tresham, Bridget Belgrave, Mary Denham, and Kath. Palmer, of Syon. 6 May,
Mary Martyn, of Winchester. 20 April ao 32o, Eliz. Strykeland, of Syon. 9
May ao 33o, John Wright, of Haghmonde. 7 May, John Holmestede, of Waltham;
Marg. Elrington, of Syon; Syble Kyrke, prioress of Stratforde at Bowe. 10 May,
Ion Badcok, prior of Barnewell; Arth. Meverell, prior of Tutburye. 17 May,
Barnard Dovell, for John Webb, of Clyve. 17 April ao 32o, John Greene, of Syon.
20 April, Rose Paget, of Syon. 17 May ao 33o, Dorothy Codrington, Agnes Meryt,
Eleanor and Ursula Fetyplace, Eleanor Pegg, Eliz. Yate, Susan Purferrye, and
Marg. Monnyngton, of Syon. 16 May, Anne Edwardes, of Syon. 20 May, Alice
Powlton, of Syon. 30 April, Thos. Lawe, of Sheene. 31 May, Anne Vuxe, of
Syon. 3 June, John Wakeman, abbot of Tewkysburye. 21 May, Alice Taylour,
of Chester. 17 May, Wm. Wayte, of the Charterhouse, near London. 28 June,
Barth. Fowle, prior of St. Mary Overeys. 1 July, John Cordreye, abbot of Bisham.
27 June, Ric. Vowell, prior of Walsingham. 26 June, Eliz. Mountayn, Effamye
Elande, Alice Lyster, of Syon; Eliz. Sakvile, prioress of Clerkenwell. 2 July,
Bridget Belgrave and Mary Denham, of Syon. 30 June, Ric. Whitforde and John
Masse, of Syon. 3 June, Geo. Chapman, of St. Bartholomew's. 5 July, Wm.
Maior, prior of St. Mary Spittell. 4 July, Ric. Lache and Wm. Tyrlington, of
Syon; to Thos. Skydmore, for Agnes Jordan, abbess, Ant. Litell, Bridget Solyarde,
Dorothy Sleight, Margery Covert, Mary Watnoo, Marg. Lupton, Mary Nevile,
and Ric. Browne, of Syon. 8 July, Eliz. Straunge, Alice Jaye, Dame Marg.
Wyndesore, Joan Russe, Anne Daunce, Thos. Precyous, Marg. Walker, and
Clementia Tresham, of Syon. 28 June, Alice Senowes, of Syon. 30 June, Hen.
Man, prior of Sheen. 6 July, Eliz. Crechlowe, of Syon; David Curson, of Sheene
(sic). 7 July, John Grene, Ant. Sutton, Eliz. Faxe, and Rose Pachet, of Syon.
27 June, John Millet, of Syon. 5 July, Marg. Elrington, of Syon. 7 July, Wm.
Verytie, of Westminster. 9 July, John Selbye, of Syon. 2 June, Ric. Bowerman,
abbot of St. Alban's. 18 July, John Stewkyn, Bridget Fitzherbert, Alice and
Dorothy Betenham, and Joan Judd, of Syon. 22 July, Marg. Delye, Kath.
Brerton, and Awdrye Dellye, of Syon. 21 July, Wm. Pacyens, of Westminster.
23 July, Wm. Melton, of Westminster. 10 Aug., Ric. B . . . . , of
Chester. 9 July, Wm. . . . . . , of Sheen. 22 Aug., Eliz. Knottesforde,
of Syon. 2 Sept., Joan Deane, of Syon. 3 Sept., John Howell, of Syon. 30
Sept., John Gybbes, prior of White Friars, London. 2 Oct., William . . . . ,
of St. Bartholomew's. 6 Oct., Joseph Stepney, bonehome of Assheridge; Wm.
Caunterburye, of Rochester. 30 Sept., Wm. Woode, of Sheene. 5 Oct., John
Foster, of Westminster. 4 Oct., Hen. Moore, abbot of Towerhill. 21 Oct., Thos.
[Cor]vester, abbot of Haghmonde, for himself and Wm. . . . . . 4 (?)
Oct., Eliz. [Kn]ottisforde, of Syon. 7 Oct., Thos. Chapman, warden of Grey Friars,
London. 8 Oct., Ric, Whitehed, for himself and Robt. Wingham, John Taylour,
John Stanley, Hugh Mathewe, Ric. Robertson, Ralph Fynche, John Mayre, John
Gostlowe, Thos. Rutter, and Ric. Dawne, of Chester. 5 Oct., Wm. Maior, prior of
Our Blessed Lady without Bishops Gate, London. 6 Oct., John Pyzaunt, of
Sheene. 3 Oct., [Eliz.] Sakvile, prioress of Clerkenwell. 16 Oct., Morgan Williams,
"late monk of Seint Augustyne's in Bristowe"; Hen. Ball, of Sheene. 14 Oct.,
Eliz. Crochelowe, of Syon; Julian Poope, of Godst[owe]. 18 Oct., Ralph
Harte[ley], "late of Wethrall." 15 Oct., Thos. Byrkenhed, abbot of Norton.
16 Oct., John Bathoo, prior of Hartforde West; John Aleyn, of Westminster. 14
Oct., Alice Lyster, Eliz. Mounteyn, Effamye Ellamy (sic), of Syon. 20 Oct.,
Wm. Tyrlington, of Syon. 21 Oct., Agnes Bachecrofte, prioress of Winchester.
20 Oct., John Bachecrofte, of Hynton. 18 Oct., Thos. . . . . . de of Sheen.
20 Oct., Chr. Reynolde, of St. Bartholomew's; Robt. Horseley, of Sheen. 18
Oct., John Howell, of Syon. 20 Oct., John Selbye and Alice Senowes, of Syon.
22 Oct., John Heron, abbot of Valacruces; Marg. Vernon, abbess of Malling;
Dyonyse Dolyon, of Westminster. 10 (?) Oct., John Raynes, of Crowlande. 23
Oct., . . . . . . . for Agnes Jordane, abbess, Bridget Sollyarde, Mary
Neville, Margery Covert, Marg. Lupton, Dorothy Sleight, Ant. Lytle, Mary
Watnoo, and Ric. Browne, of Syon. 24 Oct., John Horwood, abbot of Valeryall.
18 Oct., David Curson, of Syon. 5 Oct., John Adamson, prior of Cockesforde. 26
Oct., Thos. S . . . . . , of Sheen. 25 Oct., John Saunders, of Waltham.
27 Oct., Robt. Stokes, of St. Bartholomew's; Thos. Ball, for Eliz. Crosbonour, Marg.
Tatton, Frances Brandebourne, Joan Foxelwist, Margery Crafforde, Joan Chauntrell,
Margery Taylour, Marg. Shakeladye, Eleanor Dutton, Joan Johns, and
Margery Taylour, of Chester. 10 Oct., Barth. [Fowle], prior of St. Mary Overeys.
24 Oct., John Smyth, sen., of St. Bartholomew's. 25 Oct., John Millet, of Syon;
Wm. Lylle, of Waltham; Wm. Baynton, abbot, for himself and Ric. Browne, of
Foordeham; Peter Wade and Matth. Dellye, of St. Bartholomew's; Miles Garrarde
and Ric. Duff, of Waltham. 6 Oct., Wm. Wingfelde, prior of Westacre. 26 Oct.,
Thos. Creche, for Thos. Graye, Thos. Nevile, Robt. Smyth, Ric. Chatham, Wm.
Albone, Ant. London, and Nic. Arnolde, of Rochester; Robt. Bacon, chantry
priest of Northeflete. 27 Oct., John Holmestede, of Waltham; Laur. Copfeller,
master of St. Thomas of Acon. 26 Oct., Edm. Fletewood, of Sheen. 28 Oct.,
John Yates, for Dorothy Codrington, Agnes Meryt, Eleanor and Ursula Fetyplace,
Eleanor Pegg, Eliz. Yates, Marg. Monyngton, and Susan Purpherye, of Syon. 8 Oct.,
Gabriel Dunne, abbot of Bukfast. 27 Oct., Ric. Vowell, prior of Walsingham.
29 Oct., John Bertlet, of Syon. 26 Oct., Marg. Dellye, for herself and Kath.
Bryerton and Awdrye Dellye, of Syon; Eliz. Faxe and Alice Elrington, of Syon.
30 (?) Oct., Ant. Sutton, of Syon. 13 Oct., Eliz. Ogle, of Syon; Arth. Meverell,
prior of Tutburye. 2 Nov., Geo. Horneby, of Sheene. 3 Nov., Thos. Potter, of
Bysham. 31 Oct., Thos. Betenham, for John Stewkyn, Bridget Fitzherbert, and
Alice and Dorothy Betenham, of Syon. 2 Nov., Edw. Storye, of Waltham. 29
Oct., Robt. Chafer, of Sheen. 2 Nov., John Norrys, of Waltham. 30 Oct., Sybill
Kyrke, prioress of Stratforde. 10 Oct., Anne Edwardes, of Syon. 2 Nov., John
Cordreye, abbot of Bisham. 25 Oct., John Smythe, jun., of St. Bartholomew's.
4 Nov., Marg. Bowger, of Syon; Margery Hill, prioress of Chesthunt. 10 Oct.,
Robert, bp. of Seint Asaphe. 20 Oct., Robt. Woodleeff, of Waltham. 6 Nov.,
Jas. Nicholas, of Whitelande; Joan Deane, of Syon. 31 Oct., Thos. Brook, of
Axholme. 6 Nov., Wm. Melton, of Westminster; John Poope, of Twyneham.
4 Nov., John Bromleye, of Sheene. 7 Nov., Thos. Dobson, of Axholme. 6 Nov.,
John Wright, of Haghmonde; Robt. Glasyer, of St. Bartholomew's; Mary (?) Denham
and Bridget Belgrave, of Syon. 7 Nov., Edm. Freke, of Waltham. 8 Nov.,
Robt. Thirlbye, of Sheen; Edm. Saunders, of Waltham; John Sutton, of St.
Bartholomew's. 1 Nov., Wm. Wayte, of London Charterhouse. 3 Oct., Hugh
Yonge, of Waltham. 9 Nov., Mary Kytson, of Dertforde; Alice Pulton, of Syon,
10 Nov., Mary Martyn, of Winchester. 14 Nov., Marg. Wyndesore, Joan Russhe,
Anne Dauncye, Margery Walker, Thos. Precyous, of Syon. 15 Nov., Ric. Reede,
Thos. Hawkyns, and Thos. Warren, of Waltham. 14 Nov., Wm. Eston, of Westminster.
16 Nov., Robt. Hull, of Waltham. 6 Oct., Ric. Whiteford and John
Massye, of Syon. 21 Nov., Hen. Manne, prior of Sheene, for himself and Thos.
Hyne, of Sheene. 11 Nov., John Greene, of Syon. 15 Nov., Kath. Bulkley,
abbess of Godstowe. 22 Nov., Marg. Okeleye, of Dertforde. 26 Oct., Thos.
Lowe, of Sheen. 16 Nov., Ion Badcok, prior of Barnewell. 29 Nov., Robt.
Pylton, of Rochester. 25 Nov., Thos. Pollarde, of Syon. 26 Nov., Ric. Booreman,
abbot of St. Alban's. 6 Dec., Geo. Solys, of Waltham. 7 Dec., Kath.
Clovile, of Dertforde. 1 Dec., Hen. George, of St. Bartholomew's. 1 Oct., Ric.
Lache, of Syon. 9 Dec., Cristelyne Gaynesforde, of Winchester. 10 Dec., John
Webbe, prior of Clyff. 15 Dec., Joan Judd, of Syon. 16 Dec., Kath. Bulmer,
of Syon. 16 [Jan. ?], Ric. [Booreman], abbot of St. Alban's. 8 Jan., John
Clement, of Sheene. 13 Jan., Ric. Tyldesley, of Sheene. 18 Jan., Marg.
Elrington, of Syon. 13 Nov., Robt. Parker, of Waltham. 23 Jan., Wm. Pacyens,
of Westminster. 24 Nov., Clementia Tresham, of Syon. 10 Feb., Wm. Verytie,
of Westminster. 15 Nov., Anne Vuxe, of Syon. 31 Dec., Wm. Brymley, of
Chester; [Mary] Kytson, of Dertforde.
Total pensions, 3,438l. 16s. 8d. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
iii. "Payments of fees" :30 Nov. ao 32o, Walter Henley, attorney of the
Court of Augmentations; 18 Dec., Walter Ferr, keeper of evidences; 28 Dec., John
Warde, messenger; 30 Nov., Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor; 18 Dec., Nic. Bacon,
solicitor; 27 Feb., Wm. Cooper, surveyor of woods; their fees and diets due at
Christmas. 25 March, Walt. Henley, attorney; 27 March, John Warde, messenger;
27 March, Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the King's principal secretaries; 27
March, Nic. Bacon, solicitor; 9 April, Edw. Free, one of the keepers of the park
of Hyde; 11 April, Walt. Farre, keeper of evidences; 14 April, Jas. Johnson,
usher; 10 April, Wm. Whorwood, attorney-general, for the chief stewardship of
possessions of Vale Royal mon.; 15 April, Jasper Punt, messenger; their fees and
diets due at Lady Day. 13 April, Edw. Northe, treasurer, fees and diets to be
due at Mich. next. 10 April, Wm. Cowper, surveyor of Woods, fee due at Lady
Day. 22 April ao 33o, Sir Thos. Wryothesley, one of the King's principal secretaries,
fee to be due at Mich. next. 8 June, Thos. duke of Norfolk, steward of
suppressed and dissolved lands on this side Trent; 8 May, Sir Nic. Hare, deputy
steward of the same; fees due at Lady Day ao 32o. 24 June, Nic. Bacon, solicitor;
27 June, John Warde, messenger; 29 June, Walt. Henley, attorney; fees due at
St. John Baptist's Day. 30 June, Sir Ralph Sadler, secretary, due at Mich. next.
27 June, Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor, due at St. John's Day. 8 July, John Free
and Andrew Weden, keepers of Marylebone park. 1 April ao 32o, Sir Chr. Hales,
master of the Rolls; due at Lady Day. 3 June ao 33o, Walt. Farr, due at St.
John's Day "last past." 1 Aug., Robt. Riche, Mr. Chancellor's fee due at Mich.
16 Dec., Sir Thos. Wriothesley, secretary, due at Lady Day next. 30 Sept., Ric.
Duke, clerk of the Council of the Augmentations; 17 Sept., Nic. Bacon, solicitor;
8 Oct., John Warde, messenger; 26 Oct., Wm. Whorwood, for stewardship of Vale
Royal; 26 Oct., Edw. Free, one of the keepers of Hyde park; 26 Oct., John Free
and And. Wedon, keepers of Marybone park; 31 Oct., Wm. Whorwood, Attorney-General;
27 Oct., John Lucas, deputy to the Lord Chancellor, high steward of
Augmentation lands beyond Trent; 21 Oct., Sir Nic. Hare, deputy to the duke of
Norfolk, high steward of Augm. lands on this side Trent; 6 Nov., Walt. Farr,
keeper of evidences; 10 Nov., Thos. Tyrrell, messenger; 24 Oct., Walt. Henley,
attorney; 20 Nov., Jas. Johnson, usher; 13 Nov., Ric. Higham, under steward
and clerk of Waltham Forest; 25 Nov., Wm. Cowper, surveyor of woods; fees,
&c., due at Mich. 10 March, the lord Chancellor, high steward of Augm. lands
beyond Trent, due at Lady Day next. 4 Dec., Wm. Berners and Robt. Burgoyn,
for taking the Treasurer's account.
Total fees, 1,383l. 16s. 8d. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
iv. "Payments by decrees" :10 April ao 32o, Robt. Docket, of London,
grocer, debt of Leicester abbey, decreed 5 Jan. 11 April, John Bowghan, of
London, baker, decreed 8 Jan., debt of Tynmowthe mon. 13 April, John Barlo,
clk., decreed 8 Feb., debt of mon. "of Graces nigh Towerhill." 27 April ao 33o,
John Redman, master of the King's Hall in Cambridge, decreed to him and the scholars
there 16 April ao 32o, issues of parsonages of Bottesham and Arrington granted
to them. 16 May ao 33o, Wm. Fernley, of London, mercer, decreed 4 May, debt
of the Crossed Friars in London. 30 May, Gryffyth Ap Hugh, decreed 18 May,
debt of Strata Florida. 24 May, Jas. Nedeham, debt of St. Albans, decreed 8 Feb.
ao 32o. 28 May ao 33o, Edw. Sleg, decreed in Easter term, debt of Barnewell.
27 May, Hugh Norrys, decreed 20 May, debt of Ciscetour. 2 June, John Baker,
clk., debt of the "late abbess and convent of Our Lady of Medowes next Northampton,"
decreed 6 Feb. ao 32o. 3 June ao 33o, Wm. and Robt. Duncome, debt of
Westm. abbey, decreed 23 May. 30 June, John Hethe, clk., decreed 3 May, debt
of Leedes priory. 13 July, John Brampston, decreed 6 July, debt of Bradstock.
21 July, Ric. Ap Morgan, decreed 6 July, debt of Strata Florida. 19 July, Wm.
Leson, LL.D., executor of Thos. Leson, clk., debts of Canose (sic) Ashebye, and
St. Andrew's in Northampton, decreed 4 July. 12 Aug., Sir Ric. Gresham, for
Robt. Bronde, decreed 1 July, debt of St. Albans. 15 July, John Boddeleye, merchant,
decreed 29 June, debt of Polleslowe. 10 July, Edm. Powell, for John
Claymonde, clk., debts of St. Augustine's in Canterbury and Wynchcombe, decreed
1 July. 15 Aug., Thos. Huntley, decreed 31 May (no reason given). 24 Aug.,
Ric. Warncomb, debt of Wormesleye (no decree mentioned). 15 June,
John Mersshe, of London, executor of Walter Marsshe, his father,
mercer, decreed 6 June, debt of the Crossed Friars of London. 7
Nov., Anne Baylye, widow, decreed 22 Oct., debt of Feversham. 22 Nov., Anne
Brampton widow, decreed 18 June, debt of Combe. 21 Nov., Nic. Clyfforde,
decreed 10 Nov., debt of Leedes. 27 Nov., Isabell Alleyn, widow, decreed 6 Oct.,
debt of Dewleucres. 30 Nov., Robt. Thornehill, decreed 29 Oct., debt of the
"prior and convent de Novo Loco." 7 Feb., Edm. Hasilwoode, decreed 1 Feb.,
debt of Bytlesden. 18 Feb., Thos. Charde, debt of Mountague, decreed in Mich,
term. 1 March, John Pyers, decreed 24 Jan., debt of Wylton. 26 Feb., Rog.
Dalyson, dean of Thornton, decreed 15 Feb. 16 March, Thos. Brooke, decreed
(no date given) for certain wood sales.
Total by decrees, 892l. 3s. 4d. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
v. "Payments by warrants of the Council" :29 March ao 32o, Wm. Sympson,
for travail about the trial of an information made by him for embezzling goods
by the late abbot of Crowlande. 6 April, Wm. Cawsey, servant to Mr. Long, for
repair of pavements belonging to tenements of St. Mary Overeys. 7 April, John
Malte, King's tailor, for making two scarlet parliament robes sent into Ireland
to the earl of Desmounte and Maister Gilpatryke. 8 April, Ric. Androwes, part
payment for lands purchased of him. 9 April, Thos. Adington, the King's
skinner, for furring the two scarlet robes. 10 April, John Hopkyns, "one of the
pursuivants of . . . . . . . . for his allowance in riding from London to
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . and from thence to the lorde president
of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." 10 April, Sir [John Baker],
chancellor of Tenths and First Fruits, appointed to see the park of Halden, Kent,
new paled, and the mansion repaired, on warrant dormant. 4 April, John
Aprice, arrears of one year's annuity out of Wylton mon., by Mr.
Chancellor's bill. 13 April, Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor, costs in riding, about
surveys, to Mrs. Pygot and others. 15 April, Sir John Baker, chancellor of
Tenths and Fruits, for costs in devising books "concerning the King's exchanges
and establishment of the King's new erections." 15 April, Sir Hen. Graye,
revenues of lands to be given him in recompense for certain lands adjoining Amptill
manor. 10 April, John Warde, pursuivant to the Court [of Augmentations] for
riding allowances. 15 April, John Punt, messenger to the Court of Augmentations,
for riding to Hampton Court for a commission for the justices of the sewers, and
thence with letters to Mr. Chancellor, being then at Lees, and to London again;
also sent by Mr. Chancellor to the abp. of York, with letters and a deed to be
sealed. 2 May ao 33o, Wm. Oxenden, to finish the park pales of Ostinghanger,
Aldington, and Saltwoode. 4 May, Ric. Andrews, full payment for certain lands.
2 May, John . . . . . , doctor of law, for a debt of St. Alban's abbey.
11 May, the dean of Westminster, "to be employed about the funerall (?) of King
Henry the vijth," viz., "to the lord Chancellor 20s., to the chief justices of the
Common Place 10s., to the chief baron of the Exchequer 6s. 8d., to the five justices
of both benches 33s. 4d., to the mayor of London 20s. and to his brethren 10s.,
to the two sheriffs of London 13s. 4d., and [to the King's] attorney (?) 6s. 8d.,
to the lord bishop of Westm. 20s., to [the dean of] Westm. 13s. 4d., to the twelve
prebendaries there 3l., to one (?) of the bishop's chaplains 6s. 8d., to the twelve
vicars there 20s., to the gospeller 20d., to the pistoller 20d., to twelve clerks 16s.,
to the schoolmaster of the choristers 20d., to the choristers 6s. 8d., to the two
sextons 3s. 4d., to the bell ringers 6s., to the wax chandler 26s. 8d., to 24 poor
men for holding of stave torches 12s., to the distributer 3s. 4d., distributed in alms
to poor people 20l., to the distributers of the great dole 20s., and to the cathedral
church of Seint Paule 3l. 12d." 13 May, Thos. Wodward and John Wynter, for
travail in the trial and declaration of a deceitful purchase of lands of the late house
of Newbrough, Yorks. 24 May, Ric. Erle, Wm. Cowte, and John Phillip,
respectively late keepers of Medehome, Bigner, and Willavington parks. 8 June,
Clement Throgmerton (?), to repair lodgings where the King shall resort (?) unto
in his progress this summer, 133l. 6s. 8d. 25 [June], Nic. Bacon, for expenses
of him and Wm. Cowper, surveyor of woods, and Gregory Richardson in surveying
lands in the counties of . . . . . . . and Huntingdon; and for himself
and servant riding "about the examination of Maistress Norrys and other." 3 July,
Thos. Tyrrell, messenger of the Court. 1 July, John Warde, messenger of the
Court, 30 June, Sir Thos. Wyat, part payment for lands purchased, 300l. 3 July,
"to Sir John [Baker?], knight." 20 July, Thos. Tyrrell, messenger, for livery.
3 July, Wm. Whorwood, King's attorney, for attendance in London since Mich.
last, and pains taken about engrossing indentures, &c. 16 Aug. (?), John Warde,
messenger, for riding charges and livery coat. 22 Aug., Jas. Johnson, messenger,
for necessaries for the Court since Mich. ao 32o. 25 Aug., John Russell, one of the
King's carpenters, for buildings at Otforde (warrant of 15 Aug.). 25 Sept., John
Warde, messenger, riding costs. 16 Sept., Thos. Tyrrell, messenger, riding costs. 3
Oct., Wm. Belford, "[servant to Sir Richard] Longe, knight, 24s. 3d. for casting of 97
rods of dyche grownde within the park in Southwerke, that is to say, from the
pryvy gardeyn (?) to the waterslewes." . . . Oct., Robt. Russell, for buildings
at Otforde (warrant signed by Mr. Chancellor, . . . Sept. last). 24 (?) Oct.,
Clement Throgmerton, to be employed on buildings and repairs appointed by the
King, as appears by warrant of 8 Oct., signed by Mr. Chancellor, 100l. 26 Oct.,
Thos. Tyrrell, riding costs. . . . [Sept.?], Clement Throgmerton to be
employed "about the repairing of the King's Grace's manors of Yorke, Leigenfelde,
Hull, and other places," 100l. 15 Nov., Robt. Russell, for repairs at Otforde.
20 Nov., Robt. Pokeridge, keeper of Knolle park, for "mowing of brakes" for
the deer, and mowing and carrying hay in the park; John Walker, keeper of Otforde
park, for mowing and making hay there; Chad Curson, for hedging Otforde park.
21 Nov., Sir Ric. Ryche, "for money laid out by the King's commandment for
fishing and rewards for fishing and fish at Lekenfelde and Thornton, 5l.; item, laid
out more for riding to Hull, to Thornton and Muse for the surveying of divers lands,
woods, and pastures, 16l.; and for charges laid out and expended for hearing of
the declaration of the accounts of the auditor of Yorkshire for two years, that is to
say, anno xxxjo and anno xxxijo, 18l." 24 Nov., Sir Thos. Poope, Edw. Northe,
Walt. Henley, and Nic. Bacon, for lying in London between [Trinity?] and Mich.
terms, to hear reckonings, &c., warrant 20 Oct. 25 Nov., Wm. Cowper, for surveying
woods pertaining to the honor of Ewelme and to the late monasteries of
Gloucester, St. Swithin's, Westminster, Christchurch, Peterborowe, Worcester,
and the hospital of God's House in Hants., and to lands purchased between Lady
Day ao 32o and Martinmas following. 26 Nov., John Warde, messenger. 20 Nov.,
Ric. Covert, for purchase of his part of the manor of Ryver, alias Tryve, Suss.,
warrant 18 Nov. 2 Dec., Sir Geo. Throgmerton, for surveying woods in Worcestershire.
10 Dec., Edw. Northe, treasurer, in recompense of 40s. a year granted
to Ric. Snelling, bailiff of South Elmham, by the late bp. of Norwich, for the
collection of the rents there, for the term of 30 years, by indenture of 31 March
26 Hen. VIII., confirmed by Norwich cathedral. 16 Dec., Robt. Russell, servant
to Sir Ric. Longe, for buildings at Otforde. 16 Dec., Walt. Henley, attorney,
for riding to Leedes mon, to sell superfluous houses, and to Canterbury and other
places to survey land, 42 days. 18 Dec., Ph. Lentall, for his house enclosed in
the King's new orchard at Westminster. 18 Dec., Rog. Arnon, by Wm. Belchar.
24 Dec., Sir Thos. Wyat, part payment for lands, 100l. 25 Dec., John Warde,
messenger, riding costs. 17 Jan., Sir Thos. Wyat, part payment for lands, 600l.;
John Gemme, "for the council of th'Augment, dinner at Westm. upon the first
day of the Parlyament," 41s. 11d. 25 Jan., John Gemme, for charges of Mr.
Chancellor "and other of the Council dining at Westm. in the chamber of the
Council of th'Augmentations the same day"; Thos. Tyrrell, pursuivant, "riding
with the postes letters" to Ampthill, &c. 30 Jan., John Yates, for mending park
pales at Harroldes Parke and Nasing Wood and repairing the King's lodge at
Hatfelde, warrant 6 Sept. 8 Feb., Sir John Baker, chancellor of First
Fruits and Tenths, for repairs at the manor and park of Halden. 10 Feb., Robt.
Russell, servant to Sir Ric. Longe, for buildings at Otforde; Clement Throgmerton
for repair of the King's houses, 100l., warrant 10 Feb. 17 Feb., Sir Thos. Wyat,
part payment for lands sold to the King, 56l. 13s. 4d. 26 Feb., Robt. Russell,
Long's servant, for buildings at Otforde. 27 Feb., Harry Coldwell, goldsmith,
for silver for making a new seal of the Court of Augmentations, 10l. 2 March,
John Gemme, for charges of the Council of the Augmentations dining at Westm.
that day, 44s. 2d. 18 Feb., John Bellowe, for buildings at the King's manor of
Thornton, Linc., and paling the new park there, 50l. 18 March, "to certain
priests and others lately serving in the college of Seint Martyn le Graunde in
London," 40l. 15s. 4d., to be distributed among them for wages, &c., due before
the dissolution of the College. 9 Feb., 14 March, and 18 March, Sir Thos. Wyat,
part payment for lands, in all 1,343l. 6s. 8d. 18 March, Robt. Russell, for repairs at
Otforde. 14 March, Sir Thos. Wyat, part payment for lands, 10l. 16 March, Edw.
Northe, treasurer, "for grene clothes, bagges, bookes, wex, perchement, paper, and
yncke" within the time of this account, 12l. 4 Dec., Berners and Burgoyn for diets
while taking the Treasurer's account, 30l.; their clerks for engrossing, 10l. 16 March,
the Treasurer's clerk for pains in procuring several declarations from the auditors,
14l. 6s. 8d. Mr. Chancellor's clerks, "for casting and trying the charge and discharge
of the said Treasurer's account."
Total by warrants, 5,329l. 11s. 11d. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
vi. "Payments by the King's warrants" :27 April ao 33o, to John Malte, the
King's tailor, 1,778l. 3s. 5d. for silk and other stuff delivered to the
Wardrobe between Mich. ao 31o and Mich. ao 32o, warrant 11 April
ao 32o. 4 May, Thos. Thacker, 102l. owed him by the late earl of
Essex, w. 11 April. 14 May, Stephen, bp. of Wynchestre, by Thos.
White, his servant, 203l. 6s. 8d. for diets as ambassador with the Emperor
from 28 Feb. to 30 April, and 203l. 6s. 8d. in prest for diets, being still ambassador
in the Emperor's court, from 30 April "forthewarue." 22 May, the bp. of Carlyle,
by Brian Leighton, 2,000l. to be employed in fortifications and works at Carlyle,
w. 20 [May?]. 23 May, Thos. Wickes (?), of Dover, 163l. 15s. for purchase of a
parcel of meadow called Blakweys (?), of 33 ac. 75 perches, in Saltwood
parish, Kent, now enclosed in Saltwood park, w. 15 . . . . . . . . .
28 May, Ant. Dennye, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, for the King,
3,211l. 2s. 6d., "being money detained to the King's use for the first
payment of the subsidy of pensionaries," as well by Edw. Northe, treasurer, as
by the particular receivers, and also 1,004l. 8s. 11d., w. 28 May. 20 June, Geo. Maxie,
servant to Mr. Chancellor, 100l. towards making a new park within Waltham
forest, w. 18 June. 22 June, Robt. Russell, servant to Sir Ric. Longe, 100l. for
repairs on Otforde manor. 30 June, Geoff. Colvile, 70l. in full payment for land
in Lyme parish, Kent, parcel of a field called Stretefelde, 42 ac. 16 perches, now
enclosed in Aldington park, w. 21 May. 3 July, John Mylle, of Southampton,
2,400l. towards making fortresses at the East Cowe and West Cowe and the Hurst,
w. 30 June. 4 July, the bp. of Winchester, by Thos. White, his treasurer, 206l.
13s. 4d. in prest for diets from 30 June to 31 Aug., at 3l. 6s. 8d. the day. 6 July,
Thos. abp. of Canterbury, by Leonard Hetherington, his servant, 600l. in part
payment of 1,200l. 29 July, Sir John Williams, 100l. in prest towards buildings
at Grafton, w. 9 Jan. ao 32o. 11 July, Sir Wm. Husey, 170l. 11s. for arrears of
issues of lands in Newthorpe, Notts., and Bonby, Linc., which belonged to Bevall
priory, and for the house of Bevall and other lands, from Mich. ao 31o, w. 8 July
ao 33o. 24 Aug., Ant. Anthonye and Chr. Golde, 1,383l. 15s. 6d. to pay wages
in the castles, fortresses, and bulwarks within England, with certain allowances
specified, w. 26 June. Jas. Nedeham, general surveyor and clerk of the King's
works, 22 June, 1,000l. in six instalments (specified), between 22 June and 14 Sept.,
w. 15 June. 26 July, Edm. Martyn and Wm. Burnell, 1,000l. for Sir Edw.
Wotton, treasurer of Calais, for wages of workmen at Calais and Risebank, 2,000l.
for Ant. Rowse, treasurer of works of Guysnes, for wages of carpenters, horsemen,
soldiers, and workmen at Guisnes, 1,000l. to Ric. Lee, surveyor of works at the
said towns, for provision of carriage and emptions for the works, w. 22 July.
3 Oct., Edm. Peckham, cofferer of the Household, 2,000l., part payment of 6,000l.
payable at Mich. next, parcel of a warrant dormant of 10,000l. for the Household.
20 Sept., Wm. earl of Arundel, by Ric. Sackvile, 580l. 6s. 8d. for purchase of the
manors or lordships of Shillingle, Hiberne Hoo, Pallingham, Wollavington,
Alversham, Todham, Bignour alias Bignour Stopham, and Ertham, Suss., and the
parks of Shillingle, Wollavington, Bignour, and Medehone, and other lands, w. 1
May. 3 Oct., Geo. Maye, towards making a new park in Waltham forest, w. 18
June. 20 Sept. (altered from December), the bp. of Winchester, by Thos. White,
his treasurer, 100l. due for diets, "being in the King's embassate for the month
of September." 12 Dec. (sic, for Sept.?), Sir Hen. Knevet, ambassador in the
Emperor's Court, 480l. in prest for six months' diets, from 1 Nov. next to 30 April,
180 days at 53s. 4d., w. 1 Sept. 26 Sept., Sir John Williams, treasurer of the
King's jewels, 166l. 13s. 4d. in prest towards works at Grafton. 23 Oct., Robt.
Russell, servant to Sir Ric. Longe, 130l. for works at Otforde. 20 Oct., Ant.
Aucher, paymaster of works at Dover, for the works, viz., 273l. 9s. 8d. for the
month 18 Sept. to 15 Oct., and 273l. 9s. 8d. for the month 16 Oct. to 12 Nov.,
w. 23 Oct. (sic) "last past." 9 Nov., Robt. Lorde, paymaster of the King's
works, 900l. for works at Hampton Court, Nonesuche, Hanworthe, and Oteland,
w. 2 Nov. 11 Nov., Wm. Stafford, 82l. 4s. 2d. for the overplus of Hendon park
and other lands in Kent, sold to the King for the manor of Ugthorpe, and lands
in Yorkshire, parcel of Gysbourne priory, and in Chepeside in London. 30 Sept.,
Sir John Williams, master of the Jewels, 100l., on warrant dormant, for works at
Grafton. 1 Nov., the master and fellows of Arrundell College in Sussex, 390l. 3s.
4d. for sale of the manor or lordship of Burye, in Burye, Westburton, Hurste and
Sonde, Suss., and woods called Tymberley, Southwood, Prestcombes, Newe Wood,
Fernfelde, and Marsshewood, w. 28 May. 15 Nov., Stephen bp. of Winchester,
26l. 13s. 4d. in full payment for diets, being ambassador to the Emperor, for 342
days from 1 Nov. ao 32o to 8 Oct. ao 33o. 24 Nov., Edm. Peckham, cofferer of the
Household, 1,000l. part of 6,000l. payable at Mich. next. 25 Nov., Ric. Lee,
surveyor of works of Calais, 800l. to be by him conveyed to Ant. Rouse, treasurer
of works at Guisnes, for wages of captains, soldiers, gunners, labourers, and artificers
there, and for making ditches in the marshes and elsewhere, w. 26 Nov.
6 Dec., Thos. Berthlet, the King's printer, 72l. 0s. 6d., for "certain books and
proclamations," w. 17 Nov. 14 Nov., Fras. earl of Shrewsbury, overplus of the
manor of Fernham Royall, Bucks., &c. 13 Dec., Ant. Aucher, paymaster at Dover,
570l. 18s. 8d., on warrant dated Okyng, 11 Dec., for the two months 13 Nov. to
10 Dec. and 11 Dec. to 6 Jan. 12 Dec., Robt. Lorde, paymaster of works, 1,002l.
11s. 10d. for works at Hampton Court, Nonesuche, Otland, Hanworthe, and
Assher, w. 9 Dec. 12 Dec., Edm. Pekham, cofferer, 1,200l., part of 6,000l. payable
at Mich. next, for expenses of the Household; also, 22 Dec., 1,800l. 21 Dec.,
Wm. Gonson, 150l. for repair of the fortresses at Gravesend, Tylburye, and thereabouts,
114l. 15s. 4d. for conveyance of two of the King's ships "from Thamys
to Hull and again," 100l. "towards the making of a galley subtell now new purposed,"
and 308l. 15s. for wages and victuals of the King's ship keepers to Christmas
next, w. 28 Nov. 26 Dec., Sir Fras. Bryan, master of the Toils, 70l. towards
taking 140 quick deer red in Wolmer forest, for storing the new park of Wollavington,
w. 24 Dec. 3 Jan., Sir John Gresham and John Osbourne, 4,800l. in prest
"for payment aswell of such copper provided for making of ordnances as of other
provisions for the King's use." 17 Jan., to the King's coffers by Sir Thos. Hennage
6,000l., and by Ant. Dennye 2,000l. 17 Jan., Sir Hen. Knyvet, 94l. for posting
money and other charges for conveying of letters to the King. 19 Jan., Thos.
Alleyn, captain of Wolmer Castle, 66l. 13s. 4d. in prest, to be repaid out of his
wages in two years, w. 18 Jan. 27 Jan., Ric. Lee, surveyor at Calais, 2,200l. to
be transported and delivered as follows, viz., to Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer of
Calais, for "the works and workmen which work upon the river between Seint
Peter's and Calys at Rysebank and the seabanks there," 666l. 13s. 4d.; to Ant.
Rouse, treasurer of works at Guisnes, for "fortifications at Guysnes and in the
Mayne Brooke," 1,333l. 6s. 8d.; and to the said Lee for conduct money and transport
of men to be sent over to the same works 200l.; w. 22 Jan. 3 Feb., Sir Chr.
Morrys, master of the Ordnance, and Ant. Anthonye, clerk of the Ordnance, 1,403l.
13s. 10d. for wages in the castles, fortresses, and bulwarks. 6 Feb. and 6 March,
John Rither, cofferer of the Prince's household, 1,000l. that was due for expenses
of that household at Candlemas last, w. (for 3,000l. yearly) dated 28 Jan. 4 Feb.,
Sir Ric. Gresham, 1,116l. 6s. 6d. for velvets, damasks and satins lately bought of
him, w. 3 Feb. 30 Jan., Sir Fras. Bryan, master of the Toils, 40l. for taking up
12 score deer to be conveyed to Otford park, w. 27 Jan. 11 Feb., Edm. Peckham,
cofferer, 4,000l. in full payment of 10,000l. due by warrant dormant of 18 Nov.,
towards charges of the Household for the year ended at Candlemas last. 12 Feb.,
Edm. bp. of London, 245l. 6s. 8d. to be conveyed by him to Sir Hen. Knevet for
diets for three months from 1 May next to 31 July, w. 6 Feb. 26 Feb., Robt. bp.
of Carlyle, 1,000l. in prest for fortifications at Carlyle, w. 18 Feb. 28 Feb., Sir
John Gage, comptroller of the Household, upon warrant dormant of 18 Feb., 100l.
16 Feb., Wm. Bolland and Thos. Angulyne, grooms of the Stable, 4l. each for a
year's pension or wages due at Mich. last. 18 Feb., Thos. Miles, yeoman
of the Stable, for himself and Thos. Walles, 6l. each for a whole
year's pension or wages due at Mich. last. 12 March, John Mill, of Southampton,
1,500l. towards finishing the fortresses at East Cowe and West Cowe, and making
the fortress at Hurst, w. 4 March. 11 March, Wm. Gonson, 168l. 10s., w. 8 Feb.,
towards "the costs and charges of two ships appointed for the transporting of the
bp. of London, ambassador to the Emperor." Sir John Williams, 1,000l. (paid
20 Oct., 1 Dec., and 12 Jan.) for works at Grafton and other places. 15 March,
Robt. Acton, 661l. 14s. 8d., for saddles and other stuff delivered to the Great
Wardrobe, w. 12 March. 19 March, Thos. abp. of Canterbury, 606l. 9s. 11d., in
full payment of 2,006l. 9s. 6d. due for lands by him sold. 9 April, to the King's
own hands, 1,250l., part payment of 3,600l. due for the purchase of Sowthelmeham,
Suff., and other lands "lately granted unto me."
Total by the King's warrants, 61,366l. 17s. 10d. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
Grand total, 74,709l. 3s. 10d., also signed.
vii. Plate and jewels received by Sir Edw. Northe, treasurer of Augmentations,
and afterwards delivered to Sir John Williams by indenture dated 19 March anno
predicto, viz. :
Of St. Martyns le Graunde, 194 oz. gilt, 182 oz. parcel gilt, and 144 oz. white.
Of the late friars of Blackney, 100 oz. gilt and 54 oz. white, with two paxes of
ivory. Of the late friars of Burneham, Norf., 3 oz. gilt, 58 oz. white, and a nutt
garnished with silver. Of the late mon. of Thornton Curteis, Linc., 62 oz. gilt,
58 oz. parcel gilt, and 102 oz. white, and a "mitre garnished with counterfeit stones
upon white cloth, valued at 40s." Of Gloucetour College in Oxford 92 oz. parcel
gilt and 29 oz. white. Of St. John's of Jerusalem in England, 5 oz. parcel gilt,
53 oz. white. Of the late priory of Worcetour, 92 oz parcel gilt and 52 oz. white.
Of Quenyngton, 25 oz. gilt and 87 oz. white. Of the late college of scholars "In
Devans," 11 oz. parcel gilt and 38 oz. white. Of Malmesburye, 16 oz. white.
Of Tewkesbury, 4 oz. white. Signed by Berners and Burgoyn.
A bound volume of 57 large folios, stained and faded through damp.
259. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Greenwich, 22 April. Present : Southampton, Sussex,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Browne. Business :
Recognisance (cited) of Jas. Skynner, of Surrey, to appear
*** This is the first entry of the Acts of the Privy Council printed
by Dasent. The next entry is 23 May.
VI. I. No. 246.
260. Chapuys to Mary Of Hungary.
Returns her letter to the King on the Brabant affair, which is
no longer wanted, as she will hear from the President (Schore). Has
no further news of this country to report, except of the very great efforts
made to get in the loan; which, instead of being limited now to the lords
and clergy, is extended to other classes supposed to have property. It
is calculated that the King will get an immense sum, though he will have
to return it in two years' time as stipulated. The English seem willing
this time to lend their money to the King in the belief that it will be
employed against the Turk and his adherents [the French] should they
make a stir. The Princess has been seriously ill, and in danger of her
life. London 22 April 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
261. Marillac to Francis I.
On Monday next, 24th inst., this being Saturday, this King leaves
Greenwich, where he has passed these holydays, for Dover, to see the
ramparts and fortifications made on the sea side opposite France. There
is a rumour that he will cross secretly to Calais to see the fortresses, and
how far the work at Guynes is advanced. He himself says he goes only
to Dover, and will return immediately, and his ministers confirm this;
yet others, who have often truly informed Marillac, and are in a position
to know, say the contrary, and the greatest sign of it is that three of
the King's ships, prepared since these holydays, have sailed hence to the
mouth of the River, where they will be in a better position to go where
the King is, and also other vessels in which the King is accustomed to
embark are being prepared in all diligence, so that in eight or ten days
they will be equipped. There is no other appearance of this passage,
which is difficult to believe, since only the people of the Court are ordered
to hold themselves ready, and the King takes no greater company than
if he went on progress. Felt bound, however, to write of it, and to
warn Marchal Dubiez to look to the affairs of his frontier, especially the
surety of Ardre, where, according to his last letters, he now is. Will
keep as near this King as he can, and desires to know whether to cross
the sea, if the King does so, or stay here to report what is done, for if he
crossed no one would remain here to send news, which for the present
is most necessary, since nothing can be done there to Francis's prejudice
that does not originate here.
Madame Marie is dangerously ill of a strange fever since Easter, and
takes such weakness at times that she remains as though dead. The
Prince of Wales is also unwell, but not so severely. There is nothing
to add save that they continue to execute the loan of which Marillac
wrote, which is still greater than was said, for, instead of to three
hundred, it is extended to all who are supposed to have money. Many
think this indicates some design of war.
Marked as sent by Denis.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3. Headed : Londres, 22 avril 1542.
St. P., III.
262. O'Donell to Henry VIII.
Asks to be excused from attending Parliaments owing to the
dangers of the journey and the necessity of defending his own country.
Has only one son of full age, and his presence, too, is necessary for the
defence of their country. Last year he and his son were absent a week
attending the Deputy against Oneil, and were robbed by his (the
writer's) brothers to the value of 5,000 mks. st. Wonders the King has
enjoined him to make peace with Con (alias Conasius) Odonayll without
mention of the 5,000 mks. his brothers took. Offered, before Conasius went
to England, to submit their differences to Parliament. Set the example
to the other Irish lords to attend Parliament. Desires to have the lands
his ancestors have held these 1,000 years, and the name of earl of Sligo;
also that the King will send him a gold collar or chain and Parliament
robes. Ex Dunnogallo, 10 Kal.Maias "Anno Domini sesquimillessimo 42."
Signed : Eg O Don.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. : Invictissimo Anglorum Regi, debita cum reverencia
honoreque immenso, tradantur.
263. Paget to Henry VIII.
On the 16th inst., received letters from the Council, of the conferences
which the King and the said Council have had with the French
ambassador. Details conversation (mostly verbatim) with the Admiral
yesterday, being the first opportunity of speaking with him, in which
Paget said that, albeit the ambassador in England, doubtless, reported
the progress of treating there, yet, the King had such an opinion of him
and such affection for him that he commanded Paget to tell him all the
communication last had with the ambassador. Rising from his seat and
making great and humble reverence, he declared his thanks. Paget then
declared, word by word as in the said letter, the communication with the
Council at the first congress, the "kingly and philosophical conference"
with the King, the seven points uttered by the Council at their last
assembly, and the epilogue of all together, pronounced by the Council
as of themselves. He heard all (not without twenty sighs and casting
up his eyes) and, giving a great sigh, replied that God knew how he
travailed for the amity between their masters, and almost all the world
knew he was an English Frenchman, who, next his master, esteemed the
King's finger more than any other prince's body and would give all he
had that this matter were through, for his master would not live alone,
and yet would accept no other friendship until the King denied him; he
knew the Princes would continue friends according to their league without
this matter, but marriage was a bond for posterity and the benefit
of this was inexpressible; but, alas! what was 200,000 crs. to give with
so great a King's daughter to Mons. Dorleauns? Four hundred, five
hundred, thousand was nothing to the King, and fortune had great things
in store for Mons. Dorleauns; his master would be grieved when he heard
of this base offer (and he marvelled they had not yet heard from the
Ambassador), and, to speak plainly, they might have with the daughter
of Portugal 400,000 ducats, and the interest since her father's death,
which would be as much more; they were told at the outset that the
man should desire the woman, but, when they did desire her, nothing was
offered with her, for what was 200,000 crs.? Paget answered that he
was authorised to say no more than he had done; but, if they might
talk together as friends, he would say that, although at home he was no
man of great place, he had been of Court, and accustomed to talk of
matters he had little to do in, and had often heard say that his master's
affection for the French King was such that, for his sake, he had refused
inestimable offers, and that neither the manner of their truce with the
Emperor, nor their strangeness at the Emperor's being here, "nor Pole's
passage, nor the conveying of Brauncester, nor the retaining of the hosier
that called himself Blancherose, nor Cowbridge, nor nothing else" could
alienate his affection; if they had set forth this marriage for love, was
not 200,000 crs. a fair offer? Granted that Mons. Dorleauns was of great
courage, it was his father's part to maintain it and not the King's, who
had a son of his own and considered his daughter as reason required;
had King Louis more with one sister than 300,000 crs., or the King of
Scots more with another than 100,000 crs.? Doubtless, they could obtain
anything reasonable; but in the opposite case would they give 800,000
crs., and discharge 100,000 crs. a year for the marriage of their daughter?
The Admiral replied that he would; for the 800,000 crs. was nothing,
and, as for the pension, the equivalent would be that they should be
friends for mutual defence. "Par Notre Dame," said Paget, "you shall
not be mine auditor"; and showed that the 800,000 crs., which he
counted nothing should rather be considered worth 1,000,000,
when it was lent at such need, and to a good debtor,
who, although bold of a long respite with his friend, would doubtless
pay it. He said he doubted not but the Princes would observe their
treaties; he did not know what to say. "Marry!" said Paget, "do that
that I have said heretofore; ask reasonably for the dote, and make a
reciproque for the rest if you would be eased of it; mark this, for it is to
be embraced, and a great marriage to Mons. Dorleauns." He said the
dote offered was nothing, and if he were as King Louis or the King of
Scots, it would be more honor to him to take her in her kirtle than, being
Mons. Dorleauns, to take her with 800,000 crs.; and he knew not what
was meant by that reciproque. Explained that a reciproque was something
given as an equivalent for another, here was son for daughter,
dowry for dote, and, if they would be discharged of 600,000 crs.
and the pension, let them devise a reciproque. He said it was
nothing to the King to let pass 800,000 crs., and they could
not pay it. Replied that, if some were paid in hand, the
rest would be respited. The Admiral said that, as for the pension, there
should be a dowry here meet for it. Told him his "relative" agreed "with
a wrong antecedent;" the King was the antecedent, and the reciproque
must be to him, not to Mons. Dorleauns. He answered, nay, it was to
the King's daughter; the Queen of Navarre's daughter was a greater
marriage and, as for the 800,000 crs., if he were rich he would pay a great
part of it himself "ere it should stick." Paget said he knew not what
the Queen of Navarre's daughter was, but a marriage upon such conditions
was unheard of.
After a pause, the Admiral said that, all night, since he heard that
Paget wished to speak with him, he had thought of this matter, and
wished that, if it took no effect, it had never been spoken of, and now he
had just thought of the overture the King once made him of the marriage
of Lady Elizabeth, with recompense for the perpetual pension upon Mons.
de Vendome's lands and the pension viager converted "to a state." "Without
any other recompense? (quod I). Yes (quod he) we should have been
enemies to enemies and left the Bishop of Rome." Reminded him that
then there was no arrearage; and, after another pause, he said he would
tell his fancy if Paget would promise to keep it secret, for perhaps neither
party would like it, viz., that the arrearages should be remitted for the
marriage, and that they should enter war together, and, of what was
conquered by common expense, assign a recompense for the pension viager,
and letting the perpetual pension be supplied as the King (Henry) devised.
Paget asked why they should fight for what they had already; his master
could purchase more land another way than that might cost him, and he
had no quarrel. He said that was true, but they would be the authors
and, having covenanted enemy to enemy, the King would join. Paget
said that matter was too great for his capacity; apparently they desired
a great commodity and were loth to offer for it, but he would advise them
to ask and offer reasonably, and go roundly to work before others did so.
He replied, yea; he knew the Emperor practised with England as he did
with them, and that the bishop of London brought him three fair palfreys,
as a present from the King; he thought the Emperor practised only to
dissever them, for he would not join the King unless the King returned
to the Pope; for so the Nuncio told the Chancellor and the Chancellor
the Queen of Navarre, who, thereupon, told him (the Chancellor) he was
ill enough before, but now he had gotten the mark of the Beast (he had
lately been made priest) he was worse and worse. He then asked whether
Paget knew the Emperor's offers and demands. Replied, No ("and yet
indeed I did come by the knowledge of them within 24 hours before").
He said the Emperor offered to make the duke of Orleans king of Naples,
with the signory of Flanders, and demanded a renunciation of the title of
Milan and Navarre and restitution of Piedmont and Savoy; but his master
would none of it, for he thought that, upon the next war, the Emperor
would send the Duke to his father, une baton blanche. Paget said
(smiling) he heard the duke of Cleves also laboured to have his wife home.
"Why! quoth he, hear you anything?" Answered that he heard that
the Emperor promised the duke of Cleves that, to have Gueldres quietly,
he and his wife should renounce the title of Navarre (which indeed he
never heard, but it came into his head and the speaking of it "strake th'
Admiral into a great dumpe"). After pausing a great while he said she
was too young and sickly to go out of this country, and Mons. de Cleves
must first, by doing some good service, prove himself to be for the King.
Said that, seeing the world so full of practises, "it is good dealing with
them that mean plainly." He agreed, and said he knew the Emperor
practised to accord the King with the Pope at the Pope's suit. Paget
answered that he could not blame the Emperor for seeking the King's
friendship, who was well known to be a friendly friend; but, as for the
bp. of Rome, it would be hard for him to recover the King's friendship,
"for virtue and vice cannot stand together in one predicament." "Call
you him vice? quod he, he is the very Devil"; he trusted to see his confusion,
and had begun to pick him, and hoped ere long to see his master
convert all the abbeys in his realm to his lay gentlemen, and have a
patriarch in France; and he thought the Bishop suspected this, for his
legate in Almain now offers a Council at Mantua, Verona or Cambray.
Paget said the Bishop would as lief be hanged as have a general Council;
but he would fain see them begin. He replied that everything must have a
time; once there was no greater champion for the Pope than Paget's
master; and, he thought, if the two Kings might speak together it would
assist much, but, perhaps, some of Henry's Council moved him more for
the Emperor's friendship, which was not to be compared to that of France,
for when the Emperor died some Almain might be Emperor, and Spain
was a small thing alone; Flanders would go with France and England, and
as for Italy, who should be master there? Besides, the Emperor cared not
who should sink so as he might satisfy his insatiable desire to reign; had
he not suffered his brethren in law, the kings of Hungary and Denmark,
to perish? Now that he was low, they should take him before he could
take breath. Paget replied that, if they thought this matter so necessary,
they should take a direct way to compass it, and if they had anything
in their stomachs let them utter it, through their ambassador, not coldly
but frankly; and in an honest cause God would help them. The Admiral
said he marvelled that they heard not from their ambassador. Paget
suggested that he might be ill, or his man sick by the way. The Admiral
asked when he was sending into England. Replied he had no great
matters to write, but must send in a day or two, for he had appointed
his bank at Paris and must now, from what he heard, have it changed to
Lyons. He asked Paget to forward a letter to the Ambassador and, on
taking leave, Paget asked if the ambassador were come out of Almain,
for aid against the Turk. He said his master was not so unwise as to
aid the Emperor and king Ferdinand to defend Hungary, their private
dominion, while they kept his state from him, but if it were to defend
Almain he would help; and asked what aid the King was giving. Paget
answered that he did not know if he had yet been asked.
The above is a true report of all that passed but, when he remembers
how the sayings of his predecessors, ambasssadors here, have been misreported,
he feels the disadvantage of his inexperience when matched with
such an old player. Apparently the Admiral is "none Imperial, and an
utter enemy to Rome"; and yet he promised twice that one should be
sent over, and none is yet sent, and also said no man knew of this last
treaty but he and Madame d'Estampes, adding yesterday the Queen of
Navarre, and yet Paget knew the demands the ambassador made by other
means than by the King's signification.
As for occurrents, the Emperor's grand esquire passed Paris, eight
days' ago, for Flanders, and came not to Court. It is said that the
Emperor practises for the marriage of the Lady Mary, and the rather
because the bp. of London is sent ambassador there, who is noted Imperial,
and that the marriage between France and England is dashed.
Certain Lyons merchants, Mons. de Langey partner with them, have
sentence, for 70,000 crs., against the state of Florence, "and reprisals out
for execution." Salviati and Antenori, Florentines, having their houses
in Lyons, are fled to Bresse in the Emperor's dominion. The Florentines
had moved their case to all the universities and courts of Italy, and, thinking
it out of doubt, offered to put it to the judgment of France; but now
they repent. The case is briefly that the State of Florence bought, of
merchants of Lyons, certain wheat to be delivered at Florence before a certain
day : the wheat arrived eight days late, when the Florentines had
provided themselves otherwise. Error is found in the Admiral's process,
and the sentence is revoked. Jannes Bey, sometime a Christian, is
coming in embassy from the Turk to Venice, if not intercepted by the
Emperor, who lays wait for him in Ragusa. The Venetians fear his
coming is to demand passage through their country or to be enemies to
enemies, or else "redeem the same" with money. Signor Horacio, being
heretofore lodged in the Court, is here lodged four leagues off, and yet
the King lies in a great town. The Nuncio's secretary complained to the
Admiral, who answered, in choler, "He had one given him and he
refused it : we cannot give him here a palace, as though he were at
Paris." Sends another "carte" of Algiere with the Emperor's siege before
it. It varies from the one he sent before, which was sent to the French
king, and this to the duke of Ferrare. Sends also a little book, printed
in Paris, of the conclusion of the Diet in Almayn against the Turk;
Henry will know whether it is true or not. Chabliz in Bourgoyn, 19 April.
P.S.Had this letter ready, but, as the Admiral's letter to be conveyed
into England came not, he sent to Court, 4 long leagues hence to know
the Admiral's mind therein; who sent back the enclosed letter, defaced
as it is, "upon motion whereof" Paget was at the Admiral's lodging by
eight next morning. He was out, but Paget there received a letter from
Henry's Privy Council. Anon came the Admiral and Mons. de Longuevalle,
governor to the duke of Orleans, and, with more solemnity than
usual, took him to the church, to pass the time (as they said) until the
King were up. There Longuevalle left them, and the Admiral apologised
for giving Paget such trouble, saying he was at his wits' end, and could
not sleep for this matter; their ambassador wrote as Paget had declared,
and his master marvelled that the King offered, with a daughter, to his
son a sum which some of his gentlemen would not accept; "the Pope
offered to Mons. de Guyse's son, with his niece, 200,000 crs., and he
refused it"; now some of the Council were saying to him (the Admiral)
'We told you whereto this matter would come.' But nothing could alter
affection, and, seeing the Pope's and the Emperor's falsities, he begged
that they might "grow to some friendly point." Further conversation,
in which Paget urged the necessity of embracing the King's friendship
while it might be had, and the Admiral hinted that, with regard to the
pensions, there were treaties which had not been kept. The King then
sent for the Admiral, who promised to return after dinner and prayed
Paget to wait. "Mons. l'Admiral (quod I in his ear) if you talk with the
King your master of this matter, deduce him to some conformity. I
speak for the affection I bear unto you, for I may say to you there be
others that woo harder than you, and yet, hithert, we have not given
like ear; but, you know, a man may drop water so long upon a stone
that it may soak in."
Mons. Longevale then took Paget to Mons. d'Orleans' lodgings, where
he was highly feasted. About two o'clock the Admiral sent for him, and
they had a long conversation (given verbatim) in which Paget moved the
Admiral to suggest a reciproque, who finally suggested a joint war against
the Emperor, naming the forces each side should supply. Paget said he
knew no quarrel his master had with the Emperor. "God's blood!" said
the Admiral, "Why say you so? Doth he not owe your master money?
Hath he not broken his leagues with him in 600 points? Did he not
provoke us, and the Pope also, to join for the taking of your realm from
you in prey for disobedience, and hath he not caused even now the Pope
to offer a Council at Mantua, Verona, Cambray, or Metz (which place he
added now last), the chief cause whereof is to pick you? A pestilence
take him, false dissembler, quoth he, saving my duty to the majesty of a
King; if he had you at such an advantage as you may now have him,
you should well know it at his hand." And here the Admiral spoke at
large against the bp. of Rome and the Emperor, and of the opportunity
this year to begin the war. Paget said these matters were too high for
him, and that they should "open the bottom of their stomachs" to the
King direct, through their ambassador; whereupon the Admiral told him
to write it, and he would write to the ambassador in confirmation, but no
time should be lost.
Begs pardon if he has made any fault in the above dealing. Chabliz,
22 April. Signed.
Pp. 22. Add. Endd. "[Mr. Pag]ett to the [King's M]ate of the
22 [of Apr]ill ao 1542."
MS. 597, p. 77.
2. Letter-book copy of the preceding in the hand of Paget's clerk.
Pp. 15. One leaf lost and its place supplied by a modern transcript
St. P. VIII.,
264. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote last, on the 8th, of the arrival of Janus Bey, the Turk's
ambassador, who has been greatly honoured. In his first audience he
declared his Prince's benevolence to this Dominion, and delivered the
Turk's letters; but his further dealings at his next audience, on the
19th, are kept secretto the annoyance of the bp. of Rome.
Understands that he exhorts the Signory to take the French
part against the Emperor; but they abhor factions and
will rather incur the Turk's indignation, who can ill suffer his authority
to be contemned by Venetians, and yet hesitates to force them to join the
Emperor and the Bishop, who make them great offers. Captain Polin, who
goes shortly to the Turk, as the French king's ambassador, is daily with
Janus Bey, which offends "these men." Privately Janus Bey has said
the Turk will see the French king in Milan, though it cost him his whole
empire. Here has been great peril of disorder, because the Imperial and
French ambassadors, for fear of each other, armed 100 or 200 men apiece.
The Signory has therefore forbidden the wearing of weapons, and licensed
regal ambassadors to keep only 15 servants and other ambassadors 6.
By letters from Constantinople, of 12 and 16 March, the Turk's navy
was ready to come forth. Barbarossa was continually in the arsenal.
The navy would number 300 sail. Men are assembling at all the Turkish
seaports, biscuits are provided, and all men of war by land are ready.
On the other part, the Almains, according to their agreement at Spire,
assemble 40,000 foot and 8,000 horse, to be at Vienna "by all May";
the Hungarians, except the Queen's faction, give Ferdinando 20,000 horse,
who in Bohemia and Austria can easily make 30,000 horsemen more.
With their attempt upon Buda, which is furnished with a good "presidy"
of Turks supported by the general power of the Turk, some "mutacion of
the wordly empirs" is probable. The king of Pole seems to maintain his
daughter's part in Hungary against Ferdinando, to the danger of
The French king has given Maran to Pietro Stroci who is going thither.
There are 3,000 Grisons gone to Turin and many Swiches. Here is no
talk but of war and the Frenchmen's coming to Italy. The Emperor is
coming to Barcelona. The Bishop practises, with all his might, concord
between the Emperor and French king, by marriages and otherwise; but
without Milan all is vain. Venice, 22 April 1542.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
13 B I, f 294.
265. Court of Admiralty.
Certificate by Dr. Ric. Reede of the apprenticeship in the Admiralty
Court, to W. Jefferye of B., in co. Essex, mariner, of a boy named Richard,
commonly called "a Shafte," 9 years old, brought by him from Lowsybaye
in Iceland. 22 April 33 Hen. VIII.
Lat. copy, p. 1.
Order of the
266. The Order of the Garter.
Chapter of the Order of the Garter held 23 April 34 Hen. VIII.,
at Greenwich. Present : the King, the earls of Southampton, Sussex and
Hertford, lords Ferrers and Russell, Sir Thos. Cheyney, Sir Ant. Browne,
Sir John Gage, and Sir Ant. Wyngfelde.
After a long and grave debate, the election of knights was deferred.
The feast was appointed to be kept at Windsor 6 May by the earl of
Southampton, as the King's deputy, assisted by lord Russell and, Sir Ant.
267. The King's Jewels and Plate.
Large folio volume of numbered leaves, dated at the beginning 24
April 34 Hen. VIII., and signed by the King on the first page, containing
an inventory of the King's money, jewels, plate, tapestry, and other goods
in charge of Anthony Denny, keeper of the Palace of Westminster. With
numerous marginal notes recording the subsequent disposal of the various
items. It includes a long descriptive list of "tables with pictures," and
pictures "made of earth," maps, musical instruments, weapons, clocks,
cloth of tissue, &c.
At f. 94 begins a list of stuff which belonged to Queen Jane, brought
in by Ralph Worsley 10 May 34 Hen. VIII.
At f. 99b. begins a list of stuff brought in by Thomas Panell, clk., 11
May 34 Hen. VIII., which belonged to Queen Katharine.
At f. 101b. a list of stuff received by Nic. Bristowe at the house of the
old Duchess of Norfolk, 13 May 34 Hen. VIII.
At f. 104 a list of stuff that was Lady Rocheforde's, received the same
At f. 105b. a list of stuff "found within the King's upper library," and
delivered 27 May 34 Hen. VIII.; including two long alphabetical catalogues
At f. 120b. stuff brought from Hampton Court, 13 June 34 Hen VIII.;
and after that, entries, under date, of additions to the stock already in
Denny's keeping down to the 8 Oct. 38 Hen. VIII.
At f. 139 comes "The declaration of all kinds of silks and divers other
kinds with the deficients or wants also contained in this book," showing
the whole number of yards of each and the amounts delivered to the King,
the Queen, the Prince, the ladies Mary and Elizabeth, lady Margaret
Douglas, the earl of Lennys, Dorothy Braye, and Anne Bassat.
At f. 147b., a long list of things delivered to Sir Ralph Sadler for the
King, 9 July 1 Edward VI., of other things alleged to be lost, &c.
At f. 153 the book appears to end, and it is there signed by Wm. lord
St. John and Walter Mildmay.
ii. The next folio is numbered "fo. 264," and on it begins an account of
"Money charged by the King his Grace's commandment upon Anthony
Denny, keeper of his said Majesty's palace at Westm., which shalbe by
him received to his said Highness use," the amounts being entered
successively as follows :
24 April ao 34o, "delivered out of his said Grace's own hands," 6,846l.
10s. 2d.; 23 May ao 34o, out of the King's own hands, "being parcel of
the money brought in to his said Highness by the tellers of the Receipt of
his said Grace's Exchequer and the treasurer of his First Fruits and
Tenths dicto mense Maii," 25,580l. 11s. 9d.; 30 June ao 34o, out
of the King's own hands, being parcel of the money brought in by the
tellers of the Receipt the said month, 18,015l. 5s. 11d.; 2 Oct. ao 34o,
received of Stephen Vaughan, clerk of the Faculties, 671l. 13s. 4d.; 22
April ao 34o, delivered out of the King's own hands, 842l. 7s. 10d.;
Total, 51,951l. 9s.
A. D. 1543.
Ao 35o12 May, received of Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber,
3,000l.; 10 July, delivered out of the King's own hands, 3,000l.; and
similarly on 16 Aug. 9,055l. 9s. 2d.; 11 Sept. 10,000l.; 19 Oct.
12,000l.; 21 Oct. 8,000l.; 15 Nov. 10,000l.; 30 Jan. 2,000l.;
9 Feb. 2,000l.; 10 Feb. 22,000l.; 18 Feb. 6,000l.; 23
Feb. 30,000l.; and 24 Feb. 1,000l.; 25 Feb., received of Sir Brian Tuke,
treasurer of the Chamber, 3,333l. 6s. 8d.; 29 Feb., brought in to the King
by Sir Richard Southwell, one of the General Surveyors, "for the fine of
William Roper being in the Tower of London," 100l.; 22 April, delivered
out of the King's own hands, 633l. 6s. 8d. Total, 122,127l. 2s. 6d.
A. D. 1544.
Ao 36o14 May, delivered out of the King's "removing coffers by his
own hands," 2,000l.; "at the time of the proclamation for th' enhancing
of the coin in rialles, angelles, and half angelles, of the sum of 1,399l. 13s.
9d. amounting one with another to the number of 3,732 angelles, and so
won to the King, his Majesty's use, after the rate of 6d. in every angell, or
16d. in every pound," 93l. 6s. 3d.; 30 May, received of Wm. Thorpe, of
Southampton, "in full payment for the office of the collector of the
custom in the port of the said Southampton," 266l. 13s. 4d.; 31 May,
brought in to the King by Sir Edm. Peckham, high treasurer of the Mint,
"made of the bullion delivered to the said Sir Edmund Peckham by his
said Grace," 2,733l. 6s. 8d.; and also on 8 June 2,600l.; 29 June, "out of
sundry purses which was given to his said Majesty of sundry persons,
some by the clergy in lieu of horses and some by the lord Chancellor
his bequest," 600l.; 2 July, "delivered out of his Highness' own secret
jewel house, at his Palace at Westminster, by his own hands," 5,068l. 11s,
and also on 7 July 20,000l., and 11 July 4,368l. 11s. 7d.; 29 Oct. (fn. 1)
'delivered out of his said Majesty's removing coffers within his said
Majesty's withdrawing chamber at his palace at Westminster, by his
Highness' own hands," 3,000l., and also on 14 Nov., 159l. 7s. 2d., 21 Nov.
325l. 3s. 9d., and 23 Jan. 884l. 15s.; 24 Jan., received of Sir Edm. Peckham,
1,000l. (with marginal note that Peckham had the King's warrant
for this and Denny endorsed it with a note of receipt, and received back
the bill of receipt which he gave for it); 26 Feb., received of Wm. Stamforde,
attorney of the Court of General Survey, "being parcel of the fine
assessed upon Richard Potter and others by the lords of the King's most
honourable Council," 853l. 6s. 8d.; 3 April, received from the King's
hands "lately brought to his Highness by Sir Edmund Peckham aforenamed,"
2,000l.; 20 April, "which was delivered out of his Majesty's
removing coffers in his Highness' withdrawing chamber at his Palace at
Westminster, by the hands of Sir Thomas Cawerden, knight," 57l. 6s. 5d.,
and also on 21 April 518l. 13s. 4d.; 22 April, delivered by the King out
of his said removing coffers, 1,533l. 6s. 8d., whereof 1,000l. was "brought
to his said Majesty by John Reconger and other merchants for non-performance
of a bargain of bringing in of wines made by them to the King his
Majesty." Total, 48,062l. 7s. 10d.
A. D. 1545.
Ao 37o18 May, "received of John Rock, deputy to Sir John Gostwike,
knight, late treasurer of the King's Court of First Fruits and Tenths,
of the revenues and goods of Doctor Stokesley, late bishop of London,
deceased," 870l. 0s. 1d.; 27 May, received of Sir Edm. Peckham, treasurer
of the Mints, 1,000l.; 3 Dec. "received of the foresaid Sir Edmund Pekham,
knight," 438l. 4s. 2d.; 23 Dec., received out of the King's own
hands, lately brought by Sir Edm. Peckham, 1,000l.; 20 Feb., "received
out of the King his Majesty's removing coffers, by the hands of John
Gate, groom of his Highness' Privy Chamber," 1,000l., and also on 17
April 100l., and on 22 April, 66l. 13s. 4d. Total, 4,474l. 17s. 7d.
A. D. 1546.
Ao 38o25 May, "received of the King his Majesty, by the hands of
John Gate, esquire," 405l. 6s. 8d.; and also on 14 June 600l., 25 July
600l., 10 Aug. 1,200l., 10 Sept. 283l. 6s. 8d., 9 Oct. 500l., 13 Oct. 156l.
5s.; 14 Nov., received of Sir John Williams, treasurer of Augmentations,
1,000l.; 11 Dec., received of the King by the hands of John Gate, 620l.;
28 Dec., "delivered out of his Highness' own secret jewel house at his
Majesty's palace, at Westminster, by his Highness' own hands, being
parcel of the money late brought unto his Majesty by Sir Edmund Peckham,
knight, out of his Grace's Mint, there coined according to the new
standard of part of the pension of France, brought over unto his said
Grace in French crowns, by Stephen Vaughan, clerk of his Highness'
faculties," 9,000l., and again on 22 Jan. 589l. 2s. 10d. Total, 14,954l. 14d.
A. D. 1547.
Ao 1o Edw. VI.5 April, received of Sir Wymond Carewe, treasurer
of First Fruits and Tenths, 600l.; 30 April, "over and besides 70l. 2s. 6d.,
charged amongst receipts of money within his office of the groomship of
the Stowle, parcel of 840l. 5s. 11d., which was received of Sir Edmund
Peckham, knight, by virtue of a warrant from the Council, dated at
Grenewyche, xxvto die Aprilis Anno Domini ml vc xlvijo" 770l. 3s.
5d.; 20 Aug., received of Sir Wm. Paulett, lord St. John, and great
master of the Household, 300l.; 7 Nov., received of the said Sir Wymond
Carewe, "by virtue of a warrant to him directed from the Council, dated
the xvijth day of October," 56l. 3s. 9d., and also on 22 Nov. upon a
warrant of 21 Nov., 53l. 4s., and on 18 Dec. upon a warrant of 17 Dec.,
37l. 12s. 2d. Total, 1,817l. 3s. 4d.
A. D. 1548.
Ao 2o15 Feb., received of the said Sir W. Carewe, upon warrant of
6 Feb., 35l. 18s. 5d.
Grand total of all the above receipts signed by W. lord St. John and
Blank folios numbered 272 and 280 and one unnumbered folio complete
Large paper. Every page signed by Nicholas Bristow.
See Grants in April 34 Hen. VIII., No. 1.
St. P. VIII.
269. Paget to Henry VIII.
Being yesterday at Court, for the observance of the feast, (fn. 2) the
French king, after dinner, having first debated with the Admiral,
Chancellor, Marshal Hannyball, "and three of his generals (as they call
them here)," called Paget and prayed him to write to the King (conversation
verbatim) that he thought he had made a fair offer by his
ambassador there, and really desired this amity and would take a dote
of 500,000 cr., or 600,000 cr. out of the arrears, and pay the rest at days
until the million were run out, the pension viager to be given with the
marriage and the perpetual pension remain as before. He further said
the pension viager was disputable; for the conditions had not been kept,
as Winchester could tell, who refused the aid when Francis asked it.
Paget said that was charging his master with breach of treaty, which
could never yet be proved; for Winchester would do nothing without
authority. "Mons. de Winchestre made this answer (quod he) at that
time; and, if he will deny it, I will vowe it to his face, and show him
good tokens of it, and tell him of the breaking of a letter." Paget replied
that this was not treating in amity, and reminded him how like a brother
the King had been to him. He answered that he returned the King's love
and, to confirm it, sought this marriage, which would exclude him from
all treaty with the Emperor; and the arrearage was nothing, since the
pain was past. Paget said that if every creditor hoped for no better
answer from his debtor men would not be hasty to lend. Francis replied
that he was minded to pay the debt, howbeit the pension was disputable,
and repeated his offer with conditions (given) for payment of the pension
viager in case the married couple died before the King; adding that he
thought the offer reasonable, and that if, afterwards, Henry should enter
war he would find Francis his good brother. Paget said he feared that
his master would, like himself, think the offer scant reasonable; and, as
for war, he knew nothing, although all the world knew Francis had "not
been well handled of some folks." He said he could wink at what had
been done unless the Emperor began war, and if his good brother and he
were joined they should do well enough.
When the King was gone, the Admiral came up; who said the above
was the King's own device, and asked whether Paget had written his
device, saying he would send a man to the ambassador to confirm it, who
should tarry for Paget's letter if he was writing into England. Thinks
to satisfy that gentle offer with a general letter to some of the Council,
and despatch this by his own servant.
Has reported these conversations, for the King to judge them; but
feels that a man of experience could have told, long ere this, what the
French meant without troubling the King with so many words. Raviere,
24 April 8 a.m. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd : ao xxxiiijo.
2. Letter-book copy of the preceding, in the hand of Paget's clerk.
3. Abstract of (1) the French king's sayings to Paget reported in his
letter of 24 April from Raviere; and (2) of the Admiral's sayings to Paget
reported in his letter of 22 April (No. 263) down to the point where the
Admiral said some of the King's Council moved him more for the
Emperor's friendship (see p. 143, II. 38, 39).
Continued in another hand, by extracts, copied from the same
letter, viz., the value of the Emperor's friendship, the aid for defence
of Hungary, the rumoured marriage of Lady Mary with the Emperor,
the Admiral's process, Janus Bey, and the whole of the postscript, except
the concluding paragraph.
Pp. 11, the first portion in Sadler's hand.
4. Brief statement of "overtures made by th'Admiral in the conferences
betwixt Mr. Paget and him" (as in No. 263, letter and postscript)
and of "the overture of the French king made to the said Mr. Paget"
(as in 1).
In Sadler's hand, pp. 2.
5. Copy of 4, in the same hand as the latter portion of 3.
270. Francis I. to Marillas.
Having considered his letters of the 13th inst., sends the receiver
De Chasteauneuf, secretary of the Count de Buzanois, admiral of France,
to inform Marillac of his intention. Countersigned : Bayard.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1. Headed : 24 April 1542.
2. Copy of the instruction delivered to M. de Chasteauneuf, the
Admiral's secretary, for Marillac.
The King, having received Marillac's letters of the 13th inst., despatches
Guillaume Gellimard, the Admiral's secretary, with charge as
follows :First, to inform Marillac at length of the conversation (propos)
between the Admiral and the ambassador. Then to desire him to let
the English understand that the King's inclination is not only to continue
his amity with England, but to increase it by all porsible means; and
that, for this cause, he has hitherto been unwilling to condescend to
advantageous offers made for Orleans, two of which exceeded the value
of 2,000,000 of gold, viz., that of the king of Navarre's only daughter
with the actual present delivery of the Low Countries and Burgundy,
besides that of the daughter of the Queen and the late king of Portugal,
which amounts to 800,000 ducats. To conclude the affair, the King thinks
they ought to speak openly and sincerely, as the perfect friendship between
the Princes requires. He will be content to take as dot of the
King of England's daughter acquittance of the million crowns [due]
according to the treaties, in return for which he will assign lands and
honors in France. If the King of England will not acquit the whole
million as dot, as much as possible must be obtained. The King, still
more to show his desire to complete the matter, will be content with
600,000 cr., and that the surplus of 400,000 cr. be paid in eight years,
and if the King of England will agree that the life pension (which might
be disputed, because the conditions were not fulfilled by him) be reduced
to a reasonable sum of 400,000 cr., he will make up the said million. The
King of England ought to be induced to agree to this because the King,
besides delivering assignation of the sum to which the life
pension is reduced at 30 or 25 years' purchase, whereas lordships
such as shall be assigned are commonly sold in France at 40 years' purchase,
will grant that, if Orleans and Lady Mary die without children
before the King of England, the said life pension shall be paid during the
said King's life, and then the assignation made for the 400,000 cr. shall
be null, and the said 400,000 cr. not subject to return; and the contract
shall be made sure as customary, upon terms as advantageous to Orleans
as possible. If the King of England thinks war ought to be made on
the Emperor in the Low Countries, and will enter into it, the King will
be pleased to make it along with him at common expense, conquests to
be shared as shall be settled in the treaty for their mutual benefit. As
to the assignation of the said 600,000 cr. upon the arrears and 400,000 cr.
upon the estimate of the life pension, the lands shall be, in accordance
with previous instructions, of the nature of appanage returning to the
Crown in default of heirs male, burdened with an obligation on the King's
part to marry the daughters suitably : and if they would know how much
these marriages should amount to, the King will go as far as 100,000 cr.
for each daughter, although marriages of daughters of the house of France
do not usually pass that sum "et n'eut mariage (sic) feu Madame de
Bourbon," yet it was payable at 10,000 cr. a year. If they should insist
that some portion of the assignation should be the proper heritage
of the future wife, it must by no means be allowed that she have anything
of her own in France; but, if they will not treat otherwise, it
may be accorded that a sum of money shall, in default of heirs, be subject
to restitution; the sum to be the least possible, up to 200,000 cr.
As to the 400,000 cr., which will remain to be paid, as above, at 50,000
cr. a year, an effort must be made to have it 25,000 cr. a year or
less; but if they are willing that it be converted to the war in another
place than that where it is made at the common expense it might be
agreed to pay and cancel 10,000 cr. a month, or better; and if not so
converted the commencement of the payment shall be put as late as
possible. If they demand treaty of war offensive the King will agree
to it against the Emperor and king of the Romans as described above,
or with other honorable conditions. As for the defensive he will
agree to it against all, and be satisfied (as the King of England demanded)
that the King of England declare himself friend of friends,
and enemy of enemies.
Marillac may treat on the above terms without waiting for other news;
but separate treaties must be made for the marriage, for the offensive and
for the defensive. If they demand that France do not treat with the
Emperor without England's consent, they must be shown the importance
of such a promise and, if they insist, it shall be accorded, upon England's
according the like, and a separate treaty made. Similarly, if they insist,
a treaty may be made that Francis will not consent to a Council without
England's consent, like that already made of which the bearer has the
copy. If Marillac can get the dot taken upon the remainder of the
2,000,000 cr., viz., the 800,000 cr. already due, and the 200,000 cr. yet to
come, without taking part of it upon the estimate of the life pension, the
King will be only too pleased; and, from the language of the English
ambassador here, that seems easy, and that the King of England will be
content to be assured of the estimated sum of the life pension upon the
conquests to be made in the Low Countries at the common expense.
Chasteaugirart, 24 April 1542, aprs. Pasques. The original signed :
Franois. Countersigned : Bayard.
French. Two modern transcripts, pp. 8, and pp. 7.
3. Copy of the conversation (propos) between the Admiral and the
English ambassador, brought by Chasteauneuf.
The King being at Tonnerre, the Admiral, after remonstrance and
regret that so cold an answer was made upon the marriage of Orleans and
Lady Mary of England, said to the ambassador that they two should
speak freely and sincerely of their Princes' affairs. The ambassador asked
if the King wished to make war on the Emperor. The Admiral replied
that he did not; but if the King of England wished it he would join him
in it, and not otherwise. The ambassador said that his master did wish it,
and named the country of Flanders, asking the conditions of their conquests
and the expense. The Admiral answered that the expense should be
shared equally, each King contributing 10,000 men, and the two jointly
levying 12,000 lansquenets, and sharing the expense of the artillery; and
the conquests should be common. The ambassador said the power and
greatness of the King of England was less than that of France, so that
he could not bear so much expense. This was rebutted by several reasons,
especially that France would be making war in several places at once,
The ambassador demanded that the common conquests should be divided
equally, and that the share of England should be in towns and
places next him, and detached from the King's sovereignty
of Flanders. This was granted, provided the King had
likewise his share in towns and places nearest him. The ambassador
also demanded that the 50,000 cr. of perpetual pension should be assigned
upon Francis's share of Flanders. It was answered that this could be
accorded in treating of the war; but that at present, in the matter of
this marriage, there should be no mention of the said pension, and the
treaties for it should remain in their present state.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 3.
271. The King's Wards.
A file of warrants and receipts, viz. :
1. Warrant to Sir Wm. Paulet, comptroller of the King's house, and
master of the Wards, for a pension of 20l. to the King's godson, Henry
Nevill, son of Sir Edward Nevill, being with the French ambassador.
Westm., 1 March 28 Henry VIII. Signed.
2. Receipt, dated 26 Jan. 32 Henry VIII., by Anne lady Grey from
Sir Wm. Poulet, lord St. John, of 40l., being a second instalment of a
sum of 136l., 17s. 9d. granted her by warrant, dated 15 May 31 Henry
3. Warrant, dated Greenwich, 18 Nov. 21 Henry VIII., to Sir Wm.
Paulet, master of the Wards, for payment of 200 mks. to Lady Compton
out of the revenues of Peter Compton, the King's ward, for parcel of her
dower from the death of her late husband Sir William, Signed.
4. Receipt, 17 June 32 Hen VIII., by Anne lady Grey, from Sir Wm.
Poulet, lord St. John, master of the Wards, of 40l., parcel of 136l. 17s. 9d.
5. The like, 24 April 34 Hen. VIII., for 16l. 17s. 9d. Signed.
6. Seven receipts by Philip Parys, general receiver of Wards' lands, for
sums received to the King's use in 32 and 33 Hen. VIII. Signed.
272. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
By his other letter, writes copiously of occurrents. Commends the
bearer Mr. Bucler, by whom also he sends a letter from the earl Bothwell
"who hath discovered himself to me largely in declaring of his griefs and
displeasures done to him by his Prince, in whose indignation feeling
himself to be, chiefly, as he saith, for his favour and devotion towards
your Majesty, he is now driven to make recourse to the same, offering his
person and service to be always ready at your Grace's commandment." Mr.
Bucler knows the man with great part of his "councel and desigmentes;"
and can also declare affairs here. Venice, 25 April 1542.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.