Henry VIII
September 1509

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'Henry VIII: September 1509', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1: 1509-1514 (1920), pp. 82-97. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=102622 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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September 1509

2 Sept.
Sanuto, IX., 163.
159. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 15 Sept., 1509.]
Andrea Badoer, from England, 2 Sept.—Good letters. The King makes him good cheer and is the enemy of France.
Ital. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 13.
Ib., 195.2. [Note of letters received 29 Sept.]
Andrea Badoer, from England, _ (blank).—Has received the State's letters and will go to the King. Departure of the French ambassador with a peremptory demand for payment of the pension.
Ital. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 14.
3 Sept.160. MARGARET DE LA POLE'S JOINTURE.
See GRANTS IN SEPTEMBER, No. 4.
7 Sept.
Scotch Roll 112, m. 2. R. O. Rymer, XIII., 263.
161. [488, 548.] SCOTLAND.
Commission to Sir Rob. Drury and Sir Marm. Constable, knights for the Body, and John Batemanson, LL.D., as ambassadors, with authority to take the oath of James IV, in confirmation of the treaty between him and Hen. VII., lately renewed by Hen. VIII. Otford, 7 Sept.
ii. Further commission to treat for redress of injuries.
Lat.
9 Sept.
Vesp. C. I., 56. B.M.
Audience of the King of Apagon.
162. [490.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII. (In cipher.)
"Most excelent Sovereyn Lord, plesythe yowr hyzghnys for to understand, that on the sevynthe day of the monythe of August that last past, cam hether to thys corte the Conmendador de la Membrelya, the whyche had byn in yowr royal Corte ambassatur for the Kyng of Arragon, yowr nobyl good fader. And on the ayzghte day of the same cam hether a currer to the sayd Kyng, yowr good fader, wythe yowr nobyl letters, of whom I receveyd also yowr nobyl letter to me derectyd of the date of the ayzghte and twenty day of the monythe of July, in yowr maner of Grenewyche, by the whyche y have ryzghte wel understand the plesure of yowr hyzghnys and yowr hyzghe conmandament. And acordeynge to the same y presenteyd my self unto the sayd Kynge of Arragon yowr nobyl good fader, in the best maner that y coude use, declareyng and makeyng overture of yowr most excelent reconmendacyons, and after the same of the intere love and favor that yowr hyzghnys berythe unto hym, wythe the grete desyre that yowr hyzghnys contynually hathe for to have good tydeyngys from the sayd Kynge yowr good fader, and of hys prosperus asstate, wythe as entere love and affesyon as of the proper causys unto yowr hyzghnys be longeynge, wythe al the other nobyl cyrcumstancys in yowr sayd most parfyteyst letter conpryseyd. Wythe the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, verrely the Kyng yowr sayd good fader toke and takythe ryzghte grete rejoyseyng and plesure, renderyng hys ful harty thankys unto yowr hyzghnys for the same, sayeynge that hys ambassatur the Conmendador de la Membrelya had made unto hym ryzghte excelent reportys of yowr hyzghnys, of yowr most nobyl wysdom, dyssposcyons, vertus, and supstance. The whyche the sayeynge of the Kyng yowr good fader was, that hyt ys gretely to hys conforte, sayeyng that he ys yn lyke wyse contenually gretely desyrus for to hyre and understand of the prosperus asstate of yowr hyzhnys, and of al causys and thyngys aperteynyng unto ywr grace, as of hys proper causys and thyngys, and as the faytheful f[riend], brother, and next of aly awzghte for to be or maybe; sayeyng that so he [accom]ptythe al the causys belongeynge unto yowr hyzghnys and hym and the Qwynys [gr]ace, and my lady Mary yowr nobyl syster, and the prynce Charlys of Castyl hys n[e]pte, to be as oon thynge and cause wythe oute varyance; hys hyzghnys sayeyng that al that he doythe and schaldo ys and schalbe for the weal of the prynce of Castyl, and for the conservaschyon of the sayd pryncys ryzghte and for the conservachyon of the sayd amyte, and that he governythe the reame of Castyl for the weal of the sayd Prynce, the whyche ys and schalbe hys eyre of al hys landys after hys decesse.
Naples.
f. 56b.
"And as tucheynge the reame of Napulys, and hyt plese yowr grace, the sayenge of the Kyng yowr good fader ys, that the sayd reame ys ful obbedyent unto hym, and that he hathe recoverryd from the Venyschyans al hys landys that they wythe hyld from hym yn the sayd reame of Napulys, and that there ys no breache of amyte by twyxt themperowr and hym; howe be that, and hyt plese yowre grace, the sayeyng of the Kyng yowr good fader ys, that there ys a lytel gruje and varyance bytwyxt themperowr and hym for the governacyon of thys reame of Castyl. In the whyche the Kyng yowr sayd good faders sayeyng ys, that themperowr hathe no resonabyl cause, the sayd Kyng yowr good fader sayeyng that he governythe thys reame of Castyl, to hys grete labore and payne, for the successyon and weal of the Prynce his nepte, and for non other cryature. Howbe that he sayethe, that hys trust ys that themperowr wylbe reformyd wythe reason, and that themperowr sythe hys comeynge yn to Ytaly hathe sent unto yowr sayd good fader hys ryzghte kynd and loveynge letters. Howbe that, and hyt plese yowr grace, the sayenge of the Kyng yowr good fader ys, that he ys ryzghte sory that themperowr hathe so lytel good counsayle, and for the grete mysfortunys that themperowr contynually hathe had, and for that themperowr ys so exstremely set, determynyd, and purposyd ayenst the Venyschyans, whereyn hether unto hys hyzghnys sayethe that themperowr hathe had ful lytel vyctory, but rather hathe lost the cety of Padawa and other placys, the whyche had renderd theym unto hym.
France and Arragon.
f.57.
"And hyt plese yowr grace, that as tucheyng unto the Freynsche kynge, the sayeynge of the Kyn of Arragon yowr good fader ys, that he ys yn verry good amyte wythe the sayd Kyng, and yowr sayd good fader ys joyus and glad that themperowr and the Freynsch kynge assembelyd not nor spake not togethers yn Ytaly, as that hyt was by twyxt theym apoynteyd, and for that the Freynsche kynge procedeyd no farther yn to the partys of Ytaly, for the Kyng yowr sayd good fader was aferd of hys reame of Napulys, haveyng no fatheful trust yn the Fraynsche kyng tucheyng the sayd reame. Then, and hyt plese your grace, acordeyng to the commandament of yowr hyzghnys, y demandyd of the Kyng yowr good fader how that hys majesty entendythe for to be and contynwe in amyte wyth themperowr and wythe the [Fraynsche k]ynge, and wythe everyche of the sayd pryncys. To the whych, and hyt pl[ese yo]wr grace, the answer of the Kyng yowr good fader was, that he ys fully determynyd for to contynw in amyte wythe themperowr, for that there ys non other cause resonabyl bytwyxt them by the whyche ani variance or breache of peas schuld be, trusteyng that themperowr wylbe reformyd and suffer him wythe the governacyon of the reame of Castyl. And as tucheyng to the Fraynsche kynge, that he also entendythe for to contynwe in amyte wythe him, as long as that yowr hyzghnys and hys, yowr good fader, schal thynke that hyt schal stand wythe the onurys and profytys of yowr hyzghnyssys, and no longer nor otherwyse; the Kynge yowr sayd good fader beyng joyus and glad that yowr hyzghnys ys yn amyte and good peas wythe al Crysten pryncys, and hys majeste not counsolynge nor advyseyng yowr hyzghnys as yet for to move ani warr unto ani outeward pryncys, onles that grete causys schuld move yowr hyzghnys there unto.
The Queen inclined to France."And hyt plese yowr grace, that the playnenys and verry trauthe ys, that the Kyng of Aragon yowr good fader, by the reason of hys qwyn, ys and ever schalbe affeccyonat and ynclynid to the Freynsche party, and in especyally dureyng the lyfe of the Fraynsche kyng that now ys; and the Aragonesys and the counsayle of thys land of Castyl, yn that behalfe, folowe the mynd and plesure of the Kynge yowr sayd good fader, for as that there ys non apoyntament nor agrement taken by twyxt themperowr and the Kyng yowr sayd good fader for the governaschyon of thys reame of Castyle. And hyt plese yowr grace, for a trauythe there schal never be a parfyte amyte by twyxt the sayd twoo nobyl pryncys, unto the tyme that they schalbe agreyd uppon the sayd governaschyon; for ondouteyd, sovereyn Lord, that not letteyng for ani love, natural allyancys, or other wyse, the Kynge of Aragon, yowr good fader, entendythe not, dureyng hys lyfe natural, for to absent hym self from the governacyon of thys reame of Castyl, for as muche as that the same ys the pryncypal susstentacyon of al hys reamys and hys astate; for the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, hys majesty wyl contynw yn amyte wythe the Freynsche kyng, as that everry man here jugythe hyt, unto the tyme that them[pe]rowr and he schalbe agreyd, and theyre contynual amyte to be estabyllyschyd. And the sayd amyte made and had, and hyt plese yowr grace, y doute not but that the Kyng yowr good fader wylnot after that be al thyng so affeccyonat to the Fraynsche party.
Marriage of the Princess Mary with Charles of Castile.
f. 57b.
"And hyt plese yowr grace, that for dyverse consydoracyons y hav[e] made supplycaschyon unto the Kynge of Arragon yowr good fader, that hyt wold plese hys hyzghnys that there myzghte be demonstraschyons schawyd here, by the whyche that hyt myzghte be manyfesteyd and knowen and apere to the pepyl that hys majesty ys agreabyl, contenteyd, and plesyd wythe the nobyl maryaje made and concludeyd by twyxt my Lady Mary, yowr nobyl syster, and the Prynce of Castyl, hys nepte; the whyche beynge so manyfesteyd and here knowen, hyt schuld consownd ryzghte muche to the onure of yowr hyzghnys here as wel as in other partyes; and also the same schuldbe to the grete swerty of the Kyng yowr sayd good fader, and to the contentacyon and qwyetnys of thys reame of Castyl, and yn esspecyally of the most parte of the same, for that they be ynclynyd and do owe theyre favorys and servyse unto theyr Prynce of Castyle. For, and hyt plese yowr grace, the sayd persons gretely fereyng that by the reason of yowr most nobyl maryage, and the entere amyte the whyche ys by twyxt yowr hyzghnys and the King of Aragon, yowr good fader, that the sayd nobyl maryage schuld not stand nor take the affecte bytwyxt my Lady Mary, yowr nobyl syster, and the Prynce of Castyle. In the whyche mater, and hyt plese yowr grace, y do put suche persons of the same in grete conforte, schaweyng unto thaym that, by the reason of yowr most nobyl maryage and grete amyte wythe the Kynge of Arragon, that yowr sayd good fader hathe confyrmyd the sayd maryage, and that hyt ys to hym agreabyl; wythe the whyche, and yt plese yowr grace, they do take grete plesure, sayeng that al theyre conforte ys yn Almyzghty Good, and in yowr grace, for the conforte and weal of theyre Prynce. And hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr sayd good fader hathe sayed to me that he wyl do hyt for to be knowen here and manyfesteyd, that he ys agreabyl and hathe confyrmyd the sayd nobyl maryage by twyxt my Lady Mary, yowr nobyl syster, and the Prince of Castyl, hys nepte; and in case so be that the Kynge do the same to be manyfestyd here, I schal by my wryteynge certefy the same unto yowr hyzghnys. And hyt plese yowr grace for to understand that of late the Kynge of Aragon yowr good fader hathe taken yn to hys aune handys, and hathe conmandyd for to be takyn for hym from the Cunde de Lemus, and from the Conde de Montarey, and from other knyzghtys, al the castylys and fortaresys, the whyche be in the contre of Galysya; for the Kyng yowr sayd good fader wyl be sure that the lordys schalnot rebel ayenyst hym, as that they dyd at the comeyng hether of the late King Fylype of Castyl.
News from Italy.
f. 58.
"And hyt plese yowr grace, that the tydeyngys that ys here acurrant from the partys of Ytaly, ys, that the Freynsche kyng ys departeyd from Melan, and returneyng into France, and that the sayd Kyng and also the Cardynal of Roan bothe be verri seke, beynge in greate jobardy of theyr helthys; and also that the Venyschyans have a grete armey and be verry stronge, and have taken the Markes de Mantoa prysoner, and that the Venyschyans dayly do optayne and recover uppon themperowr. Of a trawythe, and hyt plese yowr grace, wordys maye be spoken wythe dyssymulacyon; but the Kyng of Arragon, yowr good fader, dothe not nor wyl not take any rejoyseyng or plesure in the prossperus astate of themperowr, unto the tyme that they schal be agreyd uppon the governacyon of thys reame of Castyl. And for an evydent prof of the same, and hyt plese yowr grace, that yn the monythe of Maye that last past the Lady Margaryte Duches of Savoy's secretary, cam hether wythe hyr letters unto the Kyng yowr good fader, as govornor of thys reame of Castyl, the sayd lady desyreyng hys hyzghnys that hyt wold plese hym for to conmand for to be contentyd and payd for hyr unto Glaudy Celle, the whych ys here ambassatur for the Prynce of Castyl, and for hyr, and unto hyr sayd secretary, suche somys of money as that ys oweyng unto hyr for hyr dowr, yn thys reame of Castyl, of rereagys in yerys passyd, the whyche ys t[he] some of thre score thowsand floryns of gold or thereaboute. And yn lyke wyse, and plese yowr grace, Monser de Verrey, the whyche of contynuance was here ambassatur for the late Kyng Fylypp of Castyl, byfore the sayd Kyngys comeyng hether, unto whom the Kynge of Arragon yowr good fader had gevyn and grantyd certeyn offcys and feys for the terme of the sayd Monser de Verrys lyfe, for the payement whereof the sayd Monser de Verrey sent also hether hys secretary and another servant, the whyche also contynuyd here, and coude have non answer of the Kyng unto that now of late that the Kyngys answer was un to the sayd Monser de Verreys servantys, that when that yowr sayd good fader and themperowr schalbe agreyd uppon the governacyon of the reame of Castyl, that then the sayd Monser de Verrey schalhave a resonabyl answere, where uppon hys sayd servantys departyd homewardys. And as yet hether unto the ambassatur and the lady Margarytys secretary can have non awnswer of the Kyng yowr good fader, but prolongythe the tyme wythe them unto that hys majesty schal understand of themperowrys spede in the partyes of Ytaly. Verrely, and hyt plese yowr grace, hyt ys to be thowzghte that in case that themperowrys causys yn Ytali spede not prosperusly, that the sayd Lady Margaryte schal have but a sclacke answer; and yn case that themperowr spede prosperusly the Kyng yowr good fader wyl intertayne the better the sayd Lady Margaryte, to thentent that sche schal yntend yn the amyte by twyxt themperowr and hym. Yowr grace schal understand that the maters here tucheyn to money ys wythe oute remedy, and thereof scarcenys and penary to mervelos.
The Emperor's success against the Venetians.
Queen of Castile a mere child.
"And hyt plese yowr grace that thys by fore wretyn yn supstance ys the duplycate and copi of a letter that y wrate on the ayzghte and twenty day of August that late past, the wyche letter y sent unto yowr hyzghnys by Vadelyo, the whyche some tyme was servant unto the Qwynys grace. Sythe the wryteyng the whyche letter, and departeyng of the sayd messenjer, here have recresyd thys nwys foloynge. That themperowr hathe recoverryd al hys cetys and towyns of the Venyschyans excepte the cety of Padawa, the whyche cety themperowr wythe a grete power straytely hathe besegyd, and that thoys that be yn the sayd cety have offerd grete somys of money and serteyn persons unto themperowr, so that the cety schuld not be dysstroyed. Howbe that, and hyt plese yowr grace, as that hyt ys here sayed, that themperowr wyl non other wyse but have the cety at hys wyl and lyberty wythe oute any apoyntament; and hyt ys here thowzghte that by fore thys day themperowr thereof hathe hys ful desyre and posseschyon of the sayd cety; for the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kynge of Arragon yowr good fader thereyn dothe not nor wyl not take plesure, as y have by fore wretyn, yn themperowrs prossperus astate, unto the tyme that they schalbe agreyd uppon the govornaschyon of this reame of Castyl. And also, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr good fader ys yn a doute of the reame of Napulys, that they wold yeld theym self unto themperowr for the Prynce of Castyl, in case that themperowrs causys prospere yn Ytaly, on les that the Kynge of Aragon yowr good fader and themperowr schalbe agreyd uppon the Prynce of Castylys ryzghte, for as muche as that the Qwyn of Castyl ys of no sadnys nor wysdom more then a yonge chyld, and ys verry febyl, for sche etetythe nor drynkthe not some tyme yn twoo or three days, and hyrythe no mas some tyme yn ayzghte days, nor myndythe hyt not, but as a chyld haveyng non order. The Kyng hyr fader vesytethe hyr oons in twoo monthys.
Barbary.
Jenets to be sent.
f. 58b.
Ferdinand has few whom he can trust.
"And the sayd Kyng yowr good fader nowe of late hathe made a knyzght, callyd the Alcade de las Donsellas, capytan of the cety of Oran, and of the towne and fortares of Marsakavyr, whyche be yn the partys of Barbory, the whyche Alcayde ys departyd thother ward wythe thre thowsand men for the garyson of the sayd placys; and of the rentys of the crowne of Castyl the Kyng yowr good fader geveythe unto the sayd Alcayde for the same yerely to the some of fowr score thowsand docadys of gold. And hyt plese yowr grace the Kynge of Arragon yowr good fader, and hys Qwyn, be here yn thys towne of Valadalyd yn prosperus helthe, our Lord God be thankyd, and as yet hether unto y hyre not of theyre departeyng from hens; and the Kyng yowr sayd good fader hathe don to be provyded certeyn goodly horsys of thys contras jenettys that he wyl send and do to be presenteyd unto yowr hyzghnys. And also the Kynge yowr sayd good fader intendythe for to send an ambassatur unto yowr hyzghnys, and the sayd ambassatur for to contynwe in yowr royal corte, the whyche ambassatur as yet, and hyt plese yowr grace ... ys not nameyd; for of a trawythe sovereyn Lord, in secrete acordeynge to my alygens and fydelyte unto yowr hyzghnys, the Kynge of Arragon yowr good fader ys a nobyl, wyse, and wel fortynat prynce, of hym self haveynge ryzghte fewe nobyl men of hys counsayle unto whom that he maye surely trust, excepte that hyt be hys Secretary Almasan, and a jantylman callyd Fernando de Vega, and other suche men lernyd in the lawe, and men of base maner; and never a lord meddylys in hys consayle, except the Conde de Syfwentes, whyche ys a wyse knyzghte and of no grete landys nor rentys. For the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr sayd good fader takythe grete labore and payne yn hys royal parson, dayly geweyng audyence and hyreynge al the maters and causys of thys reame and of al hys reamys hym self, be they of never so lytel supstance; for al the causys here that consound not to theyre aune profytes, or perforce, be endles. For the whyche, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr good fader and hys counsayle ryzghte straytely have and do ensarche for to fynd a dyscrete wyse ambassatur, fast and wyse for the Kynge yowr good fader, for to be sent unto your hyzghnys; for, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kynge yowr sayd good fader in secrete, howbe that he wyl not be knowen thereof, he for hys swerty wyl have the favor of yowr hyzghnys. And amongys theym hyt ys thouzghte that in case that the ambassatur that schalbe sent unto yowr hyzghnys be a natural Castelyan that he wyl be inclynyd to the profyte of the Prynce of Castyl; that yn case that the sayd ambassatur schuld be an Arragonyes, that he schuld be cause of theyre Qwyne be inclynyd to the Freynsche party; so that, and hyt plese yowr grace, that there ys here so lytel supstancyal fastnys, nobyl counsayle, and so muche mystrust that thay have and do take delyberraschyon in the nameyng of the sayd ambassatur. Don Pedro de Ayala bysschope of Canary wold gladly cum un[to] yowr royal presence not wythe standeyng hys contynual sekenys, yn case that the Kyng hys lord wold conmand hym; howe be that, and hyt plese yowr grace, by that y can persayve, that the Kyng wyl not send the sayd Don Pedro, on les that hyt be by the desyrys of yowr hyzghnys or the Qwynys grace. And of mana ... hyt plese your grace, y hold hym, excepte Farnando Duke, oon of the best howbe that acordeyn to theyr natur al [do ?] fo[r] theyre proper enterrestys.
f. 59.
Expences.
"And hyt plese yowr grace, as by my other letters by fore thys y have certefyed unto yowr hyzghnys, how that by yowr hyzghe conmandament and yowr nobyl letter of the date of the twenty day of Juny, and by the letter of Ludowyke de la Fava, y had recevyd here oon hounderd poundys sterlyngys to me then owynge for my dayli exspencys and other chargys by me here payed; wythe the whyche oon hunderd poundys y payed suche money that y had here borowed, and aparelled my self and my servantys. So at thys tyme, and hyt plese yowr grace, y am not furnyschyd but ryzghte porely of money for my dayly exspencys, and here y have hether unto not fownd ani socur or kyndnys; for the whyche humylly y beseche yowr hyzghnys for to be good and gracyus lord unto me, and that I may be schortely eftesonys be socurryd wythe money for my dayli chargys here, in case that hyt schalbe the plesure of yowr hyzghnys that y schal contynue in thys partys for a seson, or els for to come to yowr royal presence. And also humylly y beseche yowr most nobyl grace for [to] have yn yowr most nobyl rememberance my wyf and chylder, the whyche lyve porely in yowr towne of Plymmouthe, and have not where wythe for to mayntene my pore howsehold yn myn absence; for y have nother offyce nor fee, only excepte fyve schelyngys by the day to me assynyd for my dayly exspence here, the whych y do spend here, wythe more many tymeys. And hyt plese yowr grace my wyf hathe wretyn hyr letters unto me, that onles that I do schortely fynde the mean that sche may have where wythe for to fynd my howsehold onestly in myn absence, that sche and my chylder wyl come hether to me, and I may evyl fynd them and me wythe the sayd fyve schelyngys for everry day, the whyche, wythe grete payne, dothe susstayne the chargys whyche y have here al redy. The whyche humylly I beseche yowr hyzghnys that hyt may be by yowr grace remembreyd, and y, with al playnenys and fydelyte, schal do unto your hyzghnys the best servys wythe delygencys that schalbe to me possybyl, by the grace of the Holy Gost, who perserve yowr royallyst astate longe for to endure.
"Wretyn in Valadalyd, on the nynythe day of September, wythe the hand of the most humyl and faytheful servant to your grace, JOHN STYLE.
"Thys letter I do send by land in to Flanders, by a currer, to Jeram Frescobald, to thentent that he schal send the same wythe delygens unto yowr hyzghnys."
Hol., cipher, pp. 7. Add: To the Kynges moste nobyll grace of Yngland our Sovereyn Lord.
11 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 9. R.O.
163. THOMAS PRIOR OF DURHAM to RUTHAL.
Whereas in your last letter your Lordship desired me to assist your chaplain, Master Chancellor, his wisdom is such as to need no counsel from me, but the little I can do shall be always at his command "if it should be at midnight." You have a jewel in him, who has finished "great and troublous matters" with few words and as good contentation of parties as ever I knew. You may rest assured of the quietness of your diocese when he is therein, and I have been ever glad of his presence. I would have begged your favour for a singing man who has done special good service in your church, for a small office which my lord Archbishop of York granted him, but dare not be so bold, hearing that you were displeased because I passed so many confirmations. "I cannot now amend that that is passed, for if I might I should," and I humbly beg forgiveness. Durham, 11 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, &c., my lord of Duresme.
12 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 80. R.O.
164. [498.] JOHN, ABBOT OF CHERTESEY, to HENRY VIII.
Remission of jurisdiction, hac vice, in order that the case of Sir George Puttenham, Peter Vavasour, Wm. Lytton, and Wm. Duffeld versus Sir Andrew Wyndesore, Sir Ric. Fouler, Guy Palmes, serjeant-at-law, and Anth. Wyndesore, touching the manor of Waltham, called Wathams manor, and lands in White Waltham, Shotesbroke, and Cokeham, which are held of the abbey, may be tried in the Common Pleas. 12 Sept. 1 Hen. VIII. Seal lost.
Lat., parchment.
12 Sept.
Vitell. B. II. 7. B.M.
165. [880.] [CHR. FISHER] to my Lord [ ].
Wrote to his "Lordship" on the 7th, and to the King six or seven lines. As this courier was not to depart till the 15th, rode yesterday with the Duke and Duchess of Urbino to Nepo, x .. miles from Rome, lately given her by the Pope. Met the courier this morning, "the rather, by Bonvyzo, for my absence despatched." Hears from his cousin Rawson that his lordship is good lord to him (the writer). If he is not to continue in the solicitorship, would be glad to leave this. Hears from his cousin that but for his lordship's kindness the writer were utterly undone, he has so many enemies. It is expected daily the Emperor will take Padua. The Pope "is departed his circuit and will be all October or he return to Rome." Begs his commendations to my Lord of York. Written [am]ongst the bushes at Bacano, 12 Sept. 1509. [Signature lost.]
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2.
13 Sept.
Spanish Transc. Ser. I., 5, f. 55. R.O.
166. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to HENRY VIII.
Acknowledges letters of 26 July. The Queen of Castile sends recommendations. Will send Luis Caroz as new ambassador; and meanwhile communications between England and Spain will be made through the Queen, Henry's wife. Endd. as sent from Valladolid, 13 Sept., 1509.
Span., modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 3. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 21.
13 Sept.
Ib., f. 57. R.O.
167. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to QUEEN KATHARINE.
Glad to hear by hers of 29 and 31 July of her happiness. To be well married the greatest blessing in the world. Sends another letter about political matters to be shown to the King. Has recalled Membrilla. Whatever others may say, Ferdinand believes every word she writes and trusts her implicitly. Her servants who return to Spain shall have protection. The horses for the King go by land. The Pope and King of France have reconquered lands of Milan and the Church from the Venetians, from whom also Ferdinand has recovered his towns in Apulia. News of the Emperor and the war in Italy. Endd: Valladolid, 13 Sept., 1509.
Span., modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 4. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 22.
14 Sept.
Hatfield MS. (Cal. of Cecil MS., 1. No. 14.)
168. [507.] CALAIS.
Warrant to Richard [Fox], Bp. of Winchester, to issue a privy seal to the Exchequer for the payment of 100 men under Sir John Pecche, to be sent, shortly, as a reinforcement for Calais; the men to be paid 6d. a day, their commander 4s. and his petty captain 2s.; the price of the men's jackets being 2s. each, Sir John's 6s. 8d. and his petty captain's 3s. 4d. Wanstead, 14 Sept. 1509. Countersigned: T. Surrey, R. Wynton', T. Duresme, T. Lovell, E. Ponynges, H. Marny.
15 Sept.
Venetian Transcr. 176, p. 37. R.O.
169. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to BADOER.
14 Sept., 1509.—Wrote last on 31 Aug. (fn. 1) enclosing copy of letters of the 8th and have since received his of 27 July, 4, 18 and 27 Aug., mentioning others of 24 July and 8 Aug. which are not yet come to hand. The letters of credence to that King, about which Badoer writes on 18 Aug., were sent by way of Rome. The Emperor, urged by France, refuses to treat and their only hope is in Henry's effecting a reconciliation between the Emperor and them, which would give him a glorious opportunity for conquering France; and if he attacked France the Pope and Aragon would do so likewise.
P.S., 15 Sept.—His letters of the 1st inst. have arrived. Applaud what he has done, as conformable to what is written above. The letters of credence are sent in small form to suit the method of conveyance, as he shall explain to the King, and also to Carmeliano. Dat. 15 Sept.
Ital., modern transcript. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 12.
17 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 55. R. O.
170. [1861.] RICHARD CAREWE to [RUTHAL] BP. OF DURHAM.
Begs good offices with the King in his suit to have his office of lieutenancy in as ample form as his predecessors had. Could not have served the King as he has done, except for the money he had in boarding and keeping my Lord Marquis (Dorset). Has in keeping, to his great charge, Lord William of Devonshire. Begs leave to come over. Sends a couple of goshawks. Calais, 17 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Addressed.
18 Sept.
Royal MS. 13 B. II., 46. (No. 111.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot. I. 103.
171. [510.] EMANUEL KING OF PORTUGAL to JAMES IV.
Complains that some of James' subjects intend to make reprisals on the Portuguese for a ship said to have been taken by Barth. Didaci, without any application having been made to himself. Sends Edw. Fernandez on this matter. Sincia [Cintra ?], 14 kal. Oct., 1509.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
20 Sept.
S.P. Miscell., Vol. I., No. 1. R.O.
172. [517.] GRANT OF ARMS.
Grant by Th. Wrythe alias Wryothesley, Garter, and Roger Machado alias "Richemont," Clarencieux King of Arms, to Rich. Weynman, of Witney, Oxon., of arms, &c. (depicted). London, 20 Sept., 1509, 1 Hen. VIII.
Illuminated parchment. Two seals.
Harl. MS. 1359, f. 8. B.M.2. Copy of the above made in James I.'s time. Undated.
22 Sept.
Roman Transcr. Ser. I., No. 1, f. 141. R. O.
173. JULIUS II. to JAMES ABP. OF GLASGOW.
At the time when he was elect of Galloway and acting ruler of that bpric., the Pope translated him to be abp. of Glasgow and he promised by oath, as the custom is, to visit Rome personally or by proxy every two years. Accedes to his request to have the term altered to four years, as it was only made two by error. Viterbo, 22 Sept., 1509, pont. 6.
Lat., modern transcript, pp. 2.
24 Sept.174. ARCHBISHOP BAINBRIDGE.
See GRANTS IN SEPTEMBER, No. 33.
25 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 81. R. O.
175. [528(2).] SIR GILBERT TALBOT.
Appointment as deputy of Calais. (See GRANTS IN SEPTEMBER, No. 39.)
Modern copy, pp. 4.
26 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 83. R.O.
176. [530.] ST. LEONARD'S THOBY.
Indenture, 26 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII., between Sir William Walden, prior, and the convent of St. Leonard's, Thoby, Essex, and Thos. Lyncoll, smith, of Brentwood, for lands in the parish of Lytle Warley, Essex.
Copy made 16 April, 20 Hen. VIII., pp. 2.
27 Sept.177. JERSEY.
See GRANTS IN SEPTEMBER, No. 41.
28 Sept.
Roman Transcr. Ser. I., No. 1, f. 143. R. O.
178. SCOTLAND.
Licence by Julius II. to Archibald Macbreck, Andrew Horner, Wm. Thonson and John Arnet, canons of Cambuskenneth, O.S.A., St. Andrews dioc., the last being in his 23rd year and the others in their 22nd, and in minor orders, to take Holy Orders from any bishop, with their abbot's consent, Arnet at once and the others on attaining their 22nd (sic, qu. 23rd ?) year. Viterbo, 28 Sept., 1509, pont. 6.
Lat., modern transcript, pp. 2.
29 Sept.
Adv. MS. 74.
179. ELIZABETH MARCHIONESS OF BRANDENBURGH to JAMES IV.
A letter of compliments. Her little son and daughter (filiolus et filiola) Joachim and Anne are safe (incolumes). Hopes that if her father, (fn. 2) the King of Denmark, give his attention to the matter of her brother, Albert Marquis of Vrandemburgh (Brandenburgh) James will be active in his behalf. "Tangerund prope Albeam," 29 Sept., 1509.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
29 Sept.
Stowe MS. 146, f. 3. B.M.
180. THE EXCHEQUER.
"Recepta Scaccarii.—Declaracio facta metuendissimo domino nostro Regi, nunc, Henrico Octavo, per Johannem Cutte, militem, subthes. Angl." of fees and annuities and of all sums of money paid at the Receipt aforesaid in the year ended Michaelmas, 24 Hen. VII.
Giving, as in other "Exchequer Declarations," the payments to lords, knights, &c., to Heralds, &c., to Divers Ecclesiastical Persons, to Serjeants at arms, to yeomen of the Crown, to the clerk, yeomen and gunners of the Ordnance, to Treasurer, Barons, &c., of Exchequer and to Chamberlains, Under-Treasurer, &c., of Exchequer: total, 4,286l. 18½d. Also the total amounts assigned by tally for expenses of the Household, 12,759l. 9s. 11d., Wardrobe, 1,715l. 19s. 11d., Ambassadors, 2,000l., Scotch Marches, 1,000l., Rewards upon forfeitures, 403l. 6s. 8d. and Expenditure on Works, 333l. 6s. 8d.
Pp. 14.
29 Sept.181. THE HANAPER ACCOUNT.
For the year 1509. See No. 109.
29 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 84. R.O.
182. [534.] LORD DARCY.
i. Visus computi of Steph. Thomson, collector of Cotyngham, for the part of the Earl of Westmoreland, ending Mich., 1 Hen. VIII.; with a memorandum of moneys paid to his lord's own hands, 8 Sept. and to Ellercar, 18 Oct. and 13 Feb., anno primo.
ii. Acknowledgment of receipt by Ralph Ellerkar from Steph. Thomson, of Hulbank, of 40l. 7s. 4d. 13 Feb., 1 Hen. VIII. Signed.
iii. The like by Thos. lord Darcy from Steph. Thomson, grieve of Cotyngham, of 22l., part of his half year's rents. 8 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Signed.
iv. The like by Ralph Ellerkar from Steph. Thomson, of 26l. 3s. 4d. for my Lord Darcy. Signed.
v. Visus computi of Will. Wyntryngham and Ric. Watman, wood wards of Cotyngham, ending Mich., 1 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 4.
29 Sept.183. CALAIS ACCOUNTS.
See later, under 6 October.
29 Sept.
Exch. Accts. 85(2). R.O.
184. BUTLERAGE ACCOUNTS.
"Southampton.—Liber butteleragii," from Mich., 24 Hen. VII. to Mich., 1 Henry VIII. (Accountant not named.)
Giving owner of each ship, the date on which she entered, the merchants who had wines in her, and the amount taken from each, for prisage and butlerage. Twenty-nine ships entered.
Lat. Pp. 40.
Ib. 85(3). R.O.2. Like account for Chichester (by E. Lewkenor, collector). Giving the kind of ship, port of ownership, master, date &c. Twenty-six ships.
Large paper, pp. 2.
Ib. 85(4). R.O.3. Like account for Bridgewater (by Chr. Power, deputy of Sir Robert Southwell, chief butler). Five ships.
Ib. 85(5). R.O.4. Like account for [Sandwich] (by Wm. Clerk, deputy of Sir Robert Southwell). Nine ships.
P. 1. Mutilated.
Ib. 85(8). R.O.5. Bristol.—Brief declaration of a like account of John Alston, deputy there, of prisage and butlerage for the year 1 Hen. VIII.
Lat., p. 1.
29 Sept.
Ib. 296(2). R.O.
185. MINT ACCOUNTS.
Particulars of the account of William Stafford, keeper of the change and Mint within the Tower of London and keeper of the coinage of gold and silver there and elsewhere in England, viz. of gold and silver weighed within the Tower and worked, fashioned and minted there from Mich., 24 Hen. VII. to Mich., 1 Hen. VIII.
Gold.—From Robert Fenrother and Wm. Rede, goldsmiths, masters, and the workers of the Mint, amounts (specified) received month by month down to Aug., 1 Hen. VIII.; and from Sir Wm. Blount lord Mountjoy in Sept.
Silver.—A similar return.
Note, that Stafford delivered this roll with his own hands 6 Nov., 1 Hen. VIII.
On the back.—Tabulated statement showing (1) the amounts of gold and silver in the times of Fenrother and Rede and of Mountjoy, (2) the share due to the King thereon at 2s. 6d. for each pound of gold and 12d. for each pound of silver and (3) how the King's share is divided at the rate for gold of 8d. to the King and 22d. to the master and for silver at 2d. to the King and 10d. to the master. Upon the total for the year the King had 217l. 14s. 10¾d., Fenrother and Rede 642l. 14s. 6d. and Mountjoy 48l. 9s. 8½d.
Lat., long parchment written on both sides.
ii. Bill of repairs made by Wm. Stafford, at the Tower, "super caminum in le pertyng house et le coynyng house, et in aliis locis et domibus dicti officii Minete Domini Regis." Showing amounts paid for brick, lime, &c., and to whom. Signed: per me William Stafford: Henry Wiat.
Lat., long parchment, p. 1.
iii. File of four bills witnessing receipt of fees and wages from Wm. Stafford, viz. by (1) Sir Henry Wyott, campsor and assayer of the Mint and coinage in the Tower and elsewhere in England, 16 April, 24 Hen. VII.; (2) Alex. Bourchesella, holding the office, by the King's command, of sculptor of the coining irons in the Tower, 16 April, 24 Hen. VII.; (3) Rob. Fenrother and Wm. Rede, masters, of the Mint in the Tower and elsewhere in England, 20 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII; and (4) Sir Wm. Blount lord Mountjoy, master and worker of the Mints in the Tower and elsewhere, 31 Oct., 1 Hen. VIII.
Lat., each a small parchment.
Enrolled declaration of Stafford's account of receipts, payments and plant for the year ended Mich., 1 Hen. VIII, accounting for RECEIPTS till 1 Sept. under indentures of 20 Nov., 21 Hen. VII, with Fenrother and Rede and, after that, under indentures of 14 July, 1 Hen. VIII. with Mountjoy, viz. from gold 615l. 1s. 10½d. and 47l. 8s. 2¾d., and from silver 229l. 19s. 10d. and 16l. 9s. 2d.; and for PAYMENTS to the masters, the campsor, himself, clerk and usher, necessaries, and to Alex. Bourchesella as "sculptor ferrorum vocatorum coynyng irons" down to 21 April, 1509.
30 Sept.
Exch. Accts., 417 (3). f. 60. R.O.
186. JOHN DE NAPLES.
Warrant to Sir Andrew Wyndesore, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver John de Naples, "keper of our lytle jenet," a gown of violet, &c. (described). Richmond, 30 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
30 Sept.187. [538.] CHRISTOPHER [BAINBRIDGE], ABP. OF YORK, to [RUTHAL] BP. OF DURHAM.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 1, f. 86. R.O.Begs he will be good to his servants in the writer's absence, "and in especial unto my surveyor for the alevying of such arreraige as is due unto me within your bishopric." William Clarke, customer of Dovor and Sandwich, took great pains at the writer's shipping. Hopes Ruthal will assist Clarke with his lawful favor in all his causes. From Wynchelsea, 30 Sept. Signed: Chri. Ebor.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, &c., my lord of Duresme.
188. JAMES IV. to ANNE LADY DE VERE and HEN. DE BORSSELIA LORD LAWDERDALE (fn. 3) , Bailiff of Vere.
Adv. MS. 244.Understands from Rob. Bertoun how kindly they have treated him in his vexatious suit against the Portuguese. Statement of the case, as in No. 13.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Sanuto, IX., 270.189. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 23 Oct., 1509.]
Old letters from England of no account. It is said that the King has written to the Emperor (sic) and King of France to give passport by France and Spain to the Venetian galleys from thence, according to the treaties.
Ital. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 16.
190. GRANTS IN SEPTEMBER, 1509.
1. Henry Calise, yeoman of the robes to the King's sister, the Princess of Castile. To be, during pleasure, keeper of Okenton park, in co. Devon, now in the King's hands by death of Edward Earl of Devon. Hanworth, 30 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 1 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [482.]
2. John Westowe. To be gunner in the Tower of London, during pleasure, in the place of John Duche, dec. Oking, 27 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 1 Sept. P.S. [483.]
3. Richard Parker. Grant, during pleasure, of the custody of a rent due for the ward of Northampton castle, and of the fees of Chokes, in cos. Northt., Beds, Bucks, Linc., and Leic.; viz. of each fee 10s; also the prises in the town of Northampton, belonging to the constable of the castle, with the herbage within and without the castle in the ditches of the same, and of a meadow and fishery there; and the custody of the honors of Peverell, Bonon and Hagonet, in cos. Bucks, Northt., and Leic.; and of the castle and honor of Huntingdon, as held by John Harrys. Oking, 26 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 3 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19. [484.]
4. Sir John Heydon, Thomas Wyndham, Edward Gernegan, and Humphrey Everton. Grant of the rent and reversion of the manor of Huntingfeld, in Suff., with appurtenances there and in Magna Lynstede, Parva Lynstede, Cratfeld, Cookley and Wyngfeld, Suff., and the advowsons of Huntingfeld and Cokeley, (which, excepting the advowsons, were granted by Patent 27 Nov. 22 Hen. VII. to John Hevenyngham, esq., for 40 years, at 55l rent); also the maner of Benehall, Suff. The premises came into the hands of Henry VII. by the attainder of Edmund De la Pole, and are to be held to the use of Margaret De la Pole, wife of the said Edmund, during her life. Oking, 26 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 3 Sept. P.S. (partly mutilated and defaced). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [485.]
5. Geoffrey Wren, the King's chaplain. Presentation to the canonry and prebend of Cave, in York Cathedral, void by death of Geoffrey Symeon, and in the King's presentation by the death of Henry VII, in whose hands it was by reason of the voidance of the said canonry and prebend when the see of York was last vacant. More, 2 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 4 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19. [486.]
6. John ap Morgan. To be, during pleasure, keeper of Carlion park, in the lordship of Uske, parcel of the earldom of March. Greenwich, 22 July, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 6 Sept. P.S. [487.]
7. John Hunt, yeoman cook for the King's mouth in the Privy Kitchen. To be, during pleasure, keeper of the park of Chymlight, Devon, now in the King's gift by death of the Earl of Devon. Asher, 24 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 8 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [489.]
8. Master Christopher Plummer, clk. Presentation to the rectory or second portion of the church of Crokehorne, Bath and Wells dioc., void by death of Richard Surland. Enfield, 5 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 9 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17. [491.]
9. Sir Robert Wyngefeld. To be constable of Eye castle, Suff., bailiff of the honour and lordship of Eye, and keeper of the park there, in the King's gift by attainder of Edmund De la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, holding the "bailliship" during pleasure and the rest for life. Enfield, 6 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 10 Sept. P.S. (in English). [492.]
L.T.R. Enrolled Accts., Foreign, 119. R.O.10. Thomas Carmynow, gentleman usher of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, constable of the castle and keeper of the park of Restormell in Cornwall, in the King's hands by death of Edward Earl of Devon. More, 2 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 11 Sep. P.S. (in English).
Lat. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [493.]
11. John Thomlynson alias Couper To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the lordship of Sutton, in Galtresse forest, co. York. Asher, 25 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 11 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [494.]
12. Sir William Tirwhit, knight for the Body. To be, during good conduct, steward of the lordship or manor of Barton upon Humber, in co. Linc., parcel of "Beamoundes landes." Ayssher, 20 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 11 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [495.]
13. Sir William Tirwhit. Annuity of 40l., during pleasure, out of the profits of the lordship of Castre, in co. Linc., from Easter last. Greenwich, 27 July, 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 11 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [496.]
14. Sir William Tirwhit, knight for the Body. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the town of Caster, in co. Linc., from 24 April last. Asher, 24 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 11 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [497.]
15. John Eglesfeld. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the lordships of Sutton-on-Darwent and Elvington, in co. York. Waltham, 8 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 12 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [499.]
16. William Butler, sergeant-at-arms. To be, during pleasure, steward and receiver of the lordship of Kemys, in Pembrokeshire, S. Wales, vice Griffith Rede, dec. Enfield, 6 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 12 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [500.]
17. Thomas Oram and George Vanhorne, yeomen of the "Picherhowse." Grant, during pleasure, of a tenement in the parish of St. Margaret Pattens in the city of London, which they had by gift of the late King. Waltham, 7 Sept. 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 12 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [501.]
18. William Rolt, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of Colcombe, alias Columton, Devon, and keeper of the park there, in the gift of the King by death of Edward Earl of Devon; as held by Edward Tretherth. Enfield, 5 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 12 Sept. P.S. [502.]
19. Norfolk. Warrant to issue a new writ for choosing "crowners" for the county of Norfolk and annul the last, as obtained by "sinistre meanes." By it William Cooke and John Corbowe were secretly chosen without the privity of any man of substance, and Cooke was of late committed to ward for misdemeanours and has not yet "declared" himself. Havering at the Bower, 12 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, countersigned: T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, Thomas Lovell, E. Ponynges). [503.]
20. Thomas Philips, esquire for the Body. To be, during pleasure, "crowner" and escheator of co. Pembroke, and of the lordship of Haverford West, vice Griffith Rede, dec. Waltham, 7 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 13 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [504.]
21. Roger Norton, clk., one of the ministers of the Chapel Royal. Grant of the rectory or free chapel in the Tower of London, void by the death of Richard Surland. Waltham, 9 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 13 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [505.]
22. John Skewys. Lease for twenty years of the tolls on tin in Tewington, Tywarnaill, and Helston in Kerryar, in Cornw., at the annual rent of 15l. Enfield, 6 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 13 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. [506.]
23. John Cracheroode. Grant, during pleasure, of a tenement upon Snowrehill, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, without Newgate, London. Waltham, 8 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 14 Sept. P.S. [508.]
24. Geoffrey Paynell. To be, during pleasure, steward of the manor or lordship of Tateshall, in co. Linc., vice Thomas FitzWilliams. Enfield, 5 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 15 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [509.]
25. Derbyshire. Warrant to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to make writs of certiorari for removing into the King's Bench certain indictments of felony against Sir Henry Vernon, knight for the Body, and his household servants, lately found before the commissioners of oyer and determiner in co. Derby. St. John's Hospital, near London, 18 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, countersigned: T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, T. Duresme, T. Docwra, Thomas Lovell, Harry Marny, John Yong. E. Ponynges, T. Englefild. Sealed). [511.]
26. Launcelot Louther. To be, for life, constable of Holt Castle (Castri nostri Leonum) in the lordship of Bromfeld in the marches of Wales. Wanstead, 18 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [512.]
27. Giles Duwes. To be, during pleasure, keeper of the King's library at his manor of Richemounte, during pleasure, with 10l. a year from the customs of the port of Bristowe, as held by Quintin Paulet. Havering at the Bower, 13 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. [513.]
28. Thomas Broke, yeoman usher of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, receiver and surveyor of the lands in cos. Oxford and Berks in the King's hands by attainder of Edmond de la Pole, late Earl of Suffolk; vice Henry Reynold, dec. Enfield, 5 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. [514.]
29. William Tyler. Annuity of 20 marks, during pleasure, out of the profits of co. Devon. Enfield, 5 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. [515.]
30. William Kirkby. To be, during pleasure, bailiff of the hundred of Fallesley, Northt., vice John Wirden. Oking, 26 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [516.]
31. Thomas Lucy, one of the King's sewers. Custody of lands, wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of George Catesby. London, 19 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 21 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [518.]
32. John Brereton, clk. Presentation to the church of Hatford, Salisb. dioc. Sunninghill, 1 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 22 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [519.]
33. Christopher abp. of York, Councillor. Commission appointing him ambassador, proctor, agent &c., in the Court of Rome for all business of the King and his subjects, and revoking all other proxies. Knoll, 24 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. S.B. (docketed below: "A warrant to my Lord Chancellor for the commission.") French Roll, 1 Hen. VIII., m. 4. Rymer, XIII., 264). [520.]
34. Calais. Warrant to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, for a commission to Sir Gilbert Talbot, deputy of Calais, Sir John Dygby and Sir John Wilteshire, comptroller there, knights for the Body, to take musters of all soldiers and retinues in the town and castle of Calais, and the castles of Guysnes and Hamnes; and for two other commissions, viz.: (1) one to Sir William Scot and James Dygges to take musters at Dover of a crew of 100 persons sent to Calais under the leading of Sir John Pecche, knight for the Body; (2) to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Digby, and Sir John Wilteshire, to muster them on their arrival at Calais. Wanstead, 16 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 24 Sept., by Leonard Warcop. S.B. (in English, counter-signed: T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, T. Duresme, H. Marny, T. Brandon. Sealed). [521.]
(2) The two commissions to Talbot, Digby and Wiltshire. Knoll. Sept. 24. French Roll, 1 Hen. VIII., m. 4. Rymer, XIII., 265. [522.]
(3) Commission to Scot and Dyggys. Knoll, 24 Sept. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21d. Rymer, XIII., 265. [523.]
35. The General Pardon. Mandate to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, not to issue letters of pardon to William Creswell, fishmonger, of London, now confined in the King's Bench prison for the murder of Thomas Baske, committed about four years ago. Richmond, 24 Sept. S.B. (in English, countersigned: T. Surrey, T. Duresme. Thomas Lovell, Harry Marny, T. Englefild, T. Brandon). [524.]
36. Sir Richard Nevyle. Annuity of 20l. during pleasure. Richmond, 22 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 24 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [525.]
37. James Denton, King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry in St. George's Windsor, void by death of Richard Surland. Oking, 20 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 24 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [526.]
38. Master James Denton, clk. Presentation to the church of Sladbourne, York dioc., void and in the King's gift. Fulham, 20 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 24 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [527.]
39. Sir Gilbert Talbot. To be deputy of Calais, during pleasure, from 6 Oct. next, with an annuity of 100l. out of the lordships of Marc and Oye, and another of 104l., called "spyall money," from the same source, and have in his retinue, for the keeping of the town, one "souldeour" on horseback called a spere, two on horseback called archers, and 28 others, at the same wages which they have had under the said Sir Gilbert, now deputy, or Richard Nanfan, late deputy of Hen. VII. And, in consideration that no lieutenant of the town is appointed except the said Gilbert, he is to have an additional 10 soldiers out of the King's retinue or that of the late treasurer of Calais. He alone to have the appointment of all soldiers and other officers not of the retinue of the lieutenant of the castle, marshal, treasurer, comptroller, porter or undermarshal; with power touching safe conducts, &c. (specified). Richmond, 21 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 25 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. [528.]
40. Christopher Garneys, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Annuity of 10l. during pleasure. Del. Otford, 25 Sept. S.B. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21; and p. 2, m. 16. [529.]
41. Jersey. Mandate to [John] Yong, clerk and Councillor, Master of the Rolls, to cancel a recognizance made by Sir John Hotham to Henry VII. for the safe keeping of the castle of Mountorgueil, Jersey, by Sir Hugh Vaghan, knight for the Body; Sir William Trevynyon to be bound in his stead. Richmond, 27 Sept. S.B. (countersigned: T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, T. Duresme, Thomas Lovell, T. Englefild, T. Brandon, John Huse). [531.]
42. Thomas Lowrans, chaplain. Presentation to the church of Conesholme, Linc. dioc., void by resignation of John Smyth, clk. Richmond 22 Sept. 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 28 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [532.]
43. Thomas Robertes. To be, during pleasure, auditor of all lands in England of the King's wardship. Richmond, 27 Sept., 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 28 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [533.]
44. Richard Prykke, chaplain. Presentation to the church of Broughton, Linc. dioc., void by death of John Broughton, chaplain, and in the King's hands by the minority of John, son and heir of Sir Robert Brougheton. Richmond, 3 Oct. (sic), 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 29 Sept. P.S. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. [535.]
45. John Sherley. To be, during pleasure, comptroller of the great and petty custom in the port of London. Otford, 30 Sept. Pat. 1 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4 and 16. [539.]

Footnotes

1 These letters are noticed under dates 30th and the 6th August, on which they seem to have been drafted.
2 Carissimus parens noster.
3 On 12 Dec., 1507, James granted to Henry de Borsalia the lordship of Lawderdale which his father, Paul de B., knight, formerly held by gift of James III.—Regist. Magni Sigilli Reg. Sc.