|509. H. Earl of Northumberland to Cromwell.|
|I have appointed this bearer to show you an instrument I have sent
to the King, and I beg your advice and assistance in the matter. I desire
that such abbeys as are of my foundation in the North, and all such other as
be in Northumberland, may not be granted till I have spoken with the King.
Stampforth, 21 March. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.. Secretary. Endd.
|510. The Mayor of Windsor to Cromwell.|
|On Sunday last John Brawne, dwelling in Old Jewry, London, came
to New Windsor, offering to sell certain diaper, and saying that he came from
you with your letter for the King's business. When we required a sight of
it he said that Geo. Whelpley had ridden with it to Salisbury, and he would
ride after it. Afterwards he said he was going to Abingdon to one Ric.
Beverley. We desire to know your pleasure. New Windsor, 21 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|511. Harry Broke, late Prior of St. Swithin's, to Cromwell.|
|Complains of Dr. Legh, their visitor, who, having a commission to
proceed against him for alleged dilapidations, to which he made a true
answer, threatened to remove him from his office unless he resigned. Was
appointed by free election without ambition on his part, and never disputed
the visitor's authority. Begs to have a pension assigned him by the King
on the revenues of the priory, and confirmed under the convent seal.
Winchester, 21 March.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|512. Edmund Stewarde to Cromwell.|
|By Mr. Comptroller's letter I perceive it was your pleasure to have
the prior of the Black Friars at Winchester brought up. I send him with a
copy of his indictment, but as I received him from the sheriff I beg I may
have a writing for discharge of me and my Lord. Winchester, 21 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|513. Edmund Stewarde to Sir Wm. Pawlet, Comptroller of
|On the same subject as the preceding. Winchester, 21 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|514. Marmaduke Abbot of Fountains to Cromwell.|
|This 21 March I received your letter concerning the resignation of a
prebend I have in the collegiate church of Ripon. I have never promised to
resign it, and this house was so much entangled I would rather resign my
abbotship than my prebend. I have a dispensation for holding both, and beg,
therefore, to be excused. We trust, in consideration of the relation of your
Commissioners, the King's visitors, you will be so good as to pardon us for
any resignation until such time as we be clearly through with the King for
our first-fruits. Fountains, 21 March. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed.
Lamb. MS. 602, f. 94. St. P. II. 307.
|515. [Sir] Francis Harbart to Cromwell.|
|Since the departing of Sir James FeisGerrot and his brethren, these
parts are quiet.|
|The Deputy has spoken with O'Mor and MacMorro at Kylka, and they
seem desirous to have peace, though the report was that O'Konnore, O'More,
McMorro, O'Dowyn, O'Molmoye, and others, had confederated against the
English. My Lord Treasurer, and my Lord his father also, met my Lord,
and told the Deputy and Council that O'Bren intends to make war on
Ossory. O'Bren is the strongest man here. Commends the conduct of the
deputy and treasurer. Complains of the lack of money for the army. The
gentlemen of Kildare are afraid of being taken. The country is wasted.
Wishes the King would send English to inhabit. Dublin, 21 March.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Chief Secretary. Endd.
|516. Sir William Fitzwilliam to Lord Lisle.|
|In behalf of Ralph Broke, a spear at Calais, in consideration of whose
sickness the King is satisfied that he shall remain here until his recovery
without losing his wages. Westm., 21 March. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.
|517. Ralph Broke to Lord Lisle.|
|Has been ill of his old disease, or he would have been at Calais ere
now. The Act is not yet passed for Calais, so his licence is good till it be.
As to the proclamation made by Mr. Treasurer, my licence and my service,
with the "shutte" (suit) of my friends to Mr. Treasurer, have caused him to
write to your Lordship in my favor; so I hope you will pass nothing
touching my rooms at Calais till you hear from me again. Begs credence
for his servant the bearer. Eslyntoun, near London, 21 March.|
|Begs remembrances to lady Lisle.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.
|518. Ric. Sexston to Lord [Lisle], Deputy of Calais.|
|I have received your letters, and have shown most of my fellows here
your pleasure. I have shown Mr. Treasurer your commandment touching
myself. He said he would write to you in my excuse, and bade me remain
here till I had answer of him in my suit. London, 21 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.
|519. Will. Pryseley to Lord Lisle.|
|I have delivered your letters to Mr. Treasurer of the King's household in his place in Chanon Row, at Westminster, there being then with him
all the other Commissioners that were at Calais. He asked after your
Lordship and my Lady, my lord Controller, and my good masters of the
Council there, and said I should soon have an answer, and he would write to
you. Next day he showed me that the proclamation only meant that
without the gates, viz., between Watergate and the Lanterngate, the
inhabitants shall be taken as inhabitants within the town, and he said I
should continue to dwell in the "fabours" at my pleasure, and serve the
King as in times past. He commanded his clerk Chaterton to write the
enclosed letter of his mind, which I send by Will. Womseley, serjeant.
I beg that it be put on the register in the Council Chamber at Calais.
London, 21 March. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Sealed.
Add. MS. 10,124, f. 29b. B. M.
|520. Henry VIII. to the Chancellor and University of
|Forbids them to admit any person to medical degrees without the
approbation of Dr. John Warner, public prælector of medicine, or his
successors. 22 March 1535, 27 Hen. VIII. Signed by Cromwell.|
Later copy. Lat., p. 1.
|521. Edward Archbp. of York to Cromwell.|
|Perceives from the bearer, Mr. Winter's servant, that the abbot of
Fountains has not yet resigned. The abbot had told him he had a
sufficient dispensation from the visitors, Dr. Layton and Dr. Leghe. On
receiving the abbot's resignation will give his proctor collation and institution; has very little power, but Mr. Winter knows his good mind towards
him. Cawod, 22 March 1535. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.. "Secretary." Endd.
|522. Adam Becansaw, Priest, to Cromwell.|
|Encloses 40[l.] due to Cromwell at this feast of Our Lady, for the
benefice of Top[s] Filde, &c. Is "alleviating" with all diligence such
duties as belong to the King by the death of the late bishop of St. Asaph, of
which, since he parted from Cromwell, he has obtained 20 marks. Has done
it, however, at his own cost, of which he hopes to be relieved by Cromwell.
Whatecrofte, Cheshire, 22 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|523. Matthew Thomson to Sir Arthur Darcy.|
|It pleased my Lord my master to send his letters in my favor to the
prior of St. Oswald's for their grange called Huntwyk grange. Although,
as the prior alleged, it is part of their grange, he promised, in the event of
its alienation, that I should have it. During his absence the convent has
granted a lease of it to disappoint the prior, who has sent his servant,
Wodrove, and put the grange in his Lordship's hands. Please ask him to
favor me with it at the ordinary rent. 22 March.|
|P.S.—If you are not at leisure please write to Mr. Thomas Soulmont.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
|524. Stephen Vaughan to Henry VIII.|
|Mr. Parker warned him, on the 22nd inst., that one Dyrik, sent from
Lubeck to Henry, has been arrested, along with his companion, a learned
man of these parts, by the master of Gravelines. Will immediately enquire
the cause. Three or four monks are said to have come here recently from
England. One Whyte of Lynne, said to be a brother of the late bishop of
Rochester, has been in Antwerp since Christmas. In a monastery of
Franciseans at Barrow there are two monks, Peto and Flegg, late of
Greenwich, than whom there are no persons who blaspheme more against
Henry. Advises their arrest. If Henry writes in person to the Queen,
Vaughan can apprehend them before they have a chance of escape.
Antwerp, 22 March 1535.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
|525. The Town of Gravelines to Lord Lisle.|
|On the 20th inst., Clais Chocquel, your subject, showed us that some
report has been made to you that we had ventured to infringe your territory
of Oye in respect of the "hems" and pastures which we hold in the town
of St. Omer, and that we had been digging trenches further than we have a
right to do. This is untrue; for since the time when the bailly of Mark,
Master Thos. Prout, and others, of Calais, held communication with some of
our side touching the said pastures, and agreed that matters should remain
as they were till they had informed the King that further measures might be
taken, we have always left things as they were; but it is possible that the
keeper of the beasts has dug in some places within the creek (creque) which
forms the boundary between your pale and ours, to prevent them straying.
The three crowns which Clais Chocquel pays us yearly is for a part of the
said pastures, which we have let to him to encourage peace between
neighbours. We have also received a letter from you, dated Calais, 17 July
1535, of which we enclose a copy, stating that you would inform the King
before Michaelmas of everything in order to obtain an answer. We have
had no news since. Gravelines, 22 March 1536.|
Hol., Fr., p. 1, large paper. Add.
|526. Cinque Ports.|
|Inquisition held at Hythe, 22 March 27 Hen. VIII., before John
Parker, deputy of George [lord Rochford], warden of the Cinque Ports, as
to articles found at sea and on shore.|
Lat., pp. 2, large paper.
St. P. II. 308.
|527. Thos. Fokes to Cromwell.|
|Sir John of Dessemond has nearly the whole country belonging to
the earldom, by the aid of the O'Brenes. It is pity he should rule so much
unless his truth to the King is greater than it is thought to be.|
|If he distribute his four sons in the country they will not be obedient to
the laws. Waterford, 22 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Secretary.
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 228. B. M.
|528. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.|
|Has received her letter of 25 Feb. The ambassador in England
wrote on 9 Feb. that the Princess was well, and had been removed to another
house, smaller, and not so good as the first. La Ana feared that the King
would leave her, and it was thought that the reason of her pretending the
miscarriage of a son was that the King might not leave her, seeing that she
|A monk of Monte Sion, who had been brought by fear to the errors of
the kingdom, preached before the King that there was no purgatory.
Another monk said publicly in a sermon that the former did not speak the
truth. He was immediately arrested, and it is expected he will suffer
|An Austin friar, (fn. 1) who formerly fled the kingdom on account of his being
a Lutheran, is now so favored that he has been sent to Lubeque and Anbur
(Hamburgh) to pervert the people there, that they may make an alliance
with the King. The King has given him a bishopric. (fn. 2) Books are
publicly printed against purgatory, images, and worship of saints. A roll
has been made of monasteries and abbeys which they intend to suppress
(deshazer) and give the rent to seculars. Rome, 22 March 1536.|
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
Vit. B. xxi. 103. B. M.
|529. Henry VIII. to Laurence Stayber.|
|Desires him to intercept and send to England an English subject (fn. 3) of
low birth, guilty of treason, robbery, manslaughter, and sacrilege, who is
travelling with a rebel named Henry Philipp through Germany on his way
from Flanders to Italy. Our palace near London, 23 March 1535.|
Lat., p. 1. Corrected draft. Mutilated. Add.
Vit. B. xxi. 104. B. M.
|530. Henry VIII. to the Consuls and Senate of Nuremberg.|
|Requests them to arrest two criminals, James Gryffith Apwell and
Henry Philip, if they pass through their territory. Our palace near London,
23 March 1535.|
Lat., p. 1. Corrected draft. Mutilated. Add.
|531. Henry Earl of Essex to Cromwell.|
|Inasmuch as the Act is passed that all places of religion being under
300 marks be wholly in his Grace's hands, asks Cromwell to remind the
King that the little house of Byleygh, of which he was founder, lies entirely
within his own lands. Will give 1,000 marks, to be paid in three years, for
its recovery, and promises that it shall never be used as a religious house
again. Benyngton, 23 March. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: "Master Secretary."
|532. Oudart Du Bies to Lord Lisle.|
|I had asked you to get me a couple of horses, but as I have procured
some, I beg you not to take any trouble about it. Boulogne, 23 March.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
|23 March. (fn. 4) |
|533. John Arundel of Treryse to Lord Lisle.|
|Commend me to my lady aunt, (fn. 5) your wife. I thank you for the good
cheer I had of your Lordship. I have sent a balinger laden with salt hides
to Calais, of which the King's takers may take their pleasure, if there be
any provision for the town in it; and if there be no restraint, I beg that
my servant, John Milhewyche, may ship the rest to France or Flanders.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
Nero, B. vii. 113. B. M.
|534. Francisco Torello da Fano to —.|
|When the knight Casale left Bologna he charged me to send you
news from Venice. Wrote lately by way of France, directing the letters to
Wallop, giving an account of the accord between the Venetians and the
Emperor, to keep the articles between them and the late duke of Milan, i.e.,
to give him 6,000 foot, 700 light horse, and 500 men-at-arms, which they
are now required to do by the Emperor for the defence of the duchy.
Letters from Naples of the 15th March state that the Emperor was about to
leave Naples on the 16th, but would travel slowly, as he did not wish to
arrive in Rome till the Germans were in Italy. Today there is news that
they held a muster at Bolzano, near Trent, on the 15th instant., and the
Emperor will therefore hasten his journey. In the letter of the 15th, there
is news that M. Scalengo had arrived at Rome, sent from His Majesty, with
a colonel of 2,000 infantry, and that many are doing this without beat of
drum. They are all sent by way of Sciena. The Pope has forbidden
armourers to sell arms, and persons in the States of the Church to enlist.
The French king is already master of all Savoy. Gives particulars of the
|By letters of March 7 from Ragusa, the Turk had beheaded Marco de
Nicolo, a Venetian, by whom he corresponded with France, and a great
number of asappi or young janizaries, who mutinied for their pay while he
was in Persia. He has created Barbarossa governor of Rhodes, with orders
to provide galleys. Don Hippolito, brother of the duke of Ferrara, archbishop of Milan, has come from the king of France. The duke of Urbino
has returned to his estate from Naples, and it is said will come to Venice.|
|Duke Alexander of Florence has married the Emperor's daughter. He
has given the Emperor 150,000 cr., and His Majesty has recalled the exiles,
The kingdom of Naples will pay the Emperor 1,000,000 of gold. The
Focchars and Velzers have lent him 600,000 ducats. No answer has yet
been given by the Emperor to the cardinal of Trent, Ferdinand's ambassador,
and the archbishop of Colocz and Il Broderico, ambassadors of king John.
Venice, 23 March 1536. Signed: Franco Torello da Fano, agente del Sor
Hol., Ital., pp. 4. Endd.: Francisco Lorello.
|535. Henry VIII. to Charles V.|
|Has commissioned Patt (Pate), archdeacon of Lincoln, his ambassador,
to inform him touching certain of the King's subjects, (fn. 6) who, after having
committed grievous crimes against both the King and their neighbours, have
taken refuge in the Emperor's dominions, where they stir up causes of
dissension, and have lately gone to Italy. Requests that these rebels may
have no support in His Majesty's dominions, but may be delivered up to Patt
for punishment. Westm., 24 March.|
Fr. From a modern copy, pp. 2.
R. O. St.P. iv. 666.
|536. Angus to Geo. Douglas.|
|Has received his writings from Pate Nesbet, and talked with him at
length. Friends in Scotland advise that you should speak with Mr. Adam
Oterbowrn, who, they think, has "small trayst in Schotland," to be good
to my matter and yours. Also ask the King, my lord of Norfolk, and the
Secretary, to bid my lord William [Howard] speak in my behalf to the king
of Scotland. The clergy are sitting in general council at Edinburgh on
certain articles put to them by the King. The King is not there himself,
and very few temporal lords. He is at Crawfurd Jhon in Cledysdal.
Sir Jas. Hamilton and others took his writing to the clergy, bidding them
give up "crospresandes and the owmest claycht" throughout Scotland, and
that every man should pay for his teind "syklyk as he payis to his
landislord." The churchmen of Scotland were never so ill content. It
is now fully believed that the two Kings will meet. Berwick, 24 March.
|24 March. R. O.||537. John Whalley and John Tomson to Cromwell.|
|Over 400 men are engaged on the works. Want money for one
month's pay ending Saturday, 8 April, and also to pay arrears for timber
and its carriage, ironwork, &c. against Easter. Wish also to have a
reasonable surplus always in their hands, so that they may pay off and
discharge loiterers when found idling; hitherto, for want of money to pay
them off, they have been forced to keep on such to the King's loss. The
400l. received last would scant pay the wages last pay day, with two
months' wage that was owing to over 160 men, and 50l. for iron-work. Asks
for 500l. on account; "less shall serve afterward." Dover, 24 March.
In Whalley's hand, p. 1. Add.: "Chief Secretary." Endd.: "John
Whalley and the mr. of the Meason de Dieu from Dovorr."
|538. John Cheriton to Lord Lisle.|
|Is at Marseilles with a ship "boffght at a gos mortos" (Aigues
Mortes), costing 800l. In stress of weather was obliged to cut away her
sails, and she will now cost him 500 cr. Has gone to Leghorn for the King's
ordnance, and removed it to one Bylott's ship, as there is war between the
duke of Savoy and the French king, and, as some say, betwixt France and
the Emperor. This is probable, for the Emperor has sent to Nice 6,000 men.
Can get 150 cr. of the sun for the 13 pieces of ordnance. Two are of brass
and 11 of iron. Here people are entirely employed in preparing for war
and manning the walls. The Emperor has sent to Nice 26 great brass guns.
Begs him to favor the bearer, Thomas Smythe, captain of the Trinity, of
Erith, whose owner is named Adam Samson, and one Spar. They were
betrayed by a Genoese pilot, and the master, Jas. Romne, who was abed
naked with a harlot.|
Hol., pp. 3. Headed: Jh'us anno 1536, the 24th day of March, at
Marsylles. Add. Endd.
|539. Lisle to the Captain of Gravelines.|
|Has received his letters in reply to those he wrote for the deliverance
of Deryck, the king of England's servant, and the writings he had with him.
His answer is not honorable or neighbourly, but directly contrary to the
amity with the Emperor. Advises him to set Derick free at once, and not
irritate the king of England, as he has often done.|
|Few persons are acquainted with the captain's boasted nobility of birth,
but every one knows Lisle's parentage. If the captain were come of noble
lineage, his manner would be more courteous. Calais, 24 March.|
Fr., copy, pp. 2. Endd. in Lisle's hand: The letter to the capytayn of
|R. O.||2. Another copy, omitting the last paragraph.|
|R. O.||3. Another copy, also without the last paragraph.|
P. 1. Endd.
Galba, B. x. 57*. B. M.
|540. Jehan de Tovar to Lord Lisle.|
|I have received your letter in answer to mine of the 20th inst.,
informing you that my men had arrested in my absence a man named
Derich, who, you say, is a servant of the King, and another Almain,
in consequence of their having on them books of Martin Luther and
his adherents. Derich disavowed his master, and said that he came from
Cologne; so I sent him to the Queen. You may be assured that no wrong
will be done him, knowing that he belongs to the King. If harm comes to
him, it is his own fault. I pray you to moderate your writings, and think
that we would do no displeasure to the King's servants, nor do anything to
cause [enmity between] the Emperor and the King. Gravelinghes,
24 March 1535. Signed.|
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Mons. le Debitis de Kales. Endd.
|541. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.|
|Sends a letter from the captain of Gravelyng to the Emperor's
ambassador in England, brought hither by an Englishman who dwells in the
English house at Bruges.|
|On Tuesday last Parker's servant received three of the King's horses, and
the fourth is lame. The captain of Gravelines gave 24 crs. for him, and, if
he recovers, Parker will pay back this sum and for his meat, and have the
horse again. On Monday last Diryck and the man of the duchy of Holster,
who came in his company, were sent in a waggon from Bruges to Gawnt, and
16 archers with them. The same day the queen of Hungary removed from
Bruges to the forest of Eclow towards Antwerp. Will send news when he
hears of Diryk and his companion, as he has a person daily in the Regent's
Court. Hears from a man of Marguyson that on Tuesday at midnight all
those of Marguyson who belong to the garrison of Boulogne rode forth in
harness, he thinks to the revictualling of Turwyn. Begs Cromwell to be
good to him in his suits. Calais, 23 March.|
|After writing the above, went to the dyke to view the foundation of the
wall which late fell. As the first stone was laid in the foundation, the rest
of the wall and the rampire fell to the ground. If one who spied it had not
given warning, it would have killed 10 men. No man can remember such
a breach here before. Asks that there may be no lack of money. The
breach shall be rid and the work set forward with all diligence. Forty men
shall work day and night, and meantime that quarter shall be well furnished
with ordnance, and 20 gunners shall watch there every night beside the
stand watch and search watch.|
|The night of the date of this letter, received Cromwell's letter and two
letters to the captain of Gravelines, from Cromwell and from the Emperor's
ambassador. Has written him an answer, and sent the letters by a discreet
fellow, one of the King's servants. Today, 24 March, heard that the
Regent is returned from the forest to Gawnte for redress of great matters.
Will write again when he hears from the captain of Gravelines. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Chief Secretary and Master of the Rolls. Endd.
|R. O.||2. Corrected draft of the preceding.|
Pp. 2. Add.
|542. Anne Rouaud (Mad. de Bours) to Lady Lisle.|
|I thank you for your letters and for the great kindness you have
shown me. I was very glad that Jainsemy (John Smith) came. He saw
what they have taken for your daughter. You show yourself a good mother
to her, and I think she is of such good conditions that you will be pleased
with her. The said Jehan Semy will speak more fully about it. My
daughter d'Agincourt thanks you very humbly for the girdle of St. Rose and
for the blanket you have sent her. She sends you a little silver cup and a
head of St. John to put in a cabinet. I thank you for the gold thread (fy
dor) you sent me. Abbeville, 24 March.|
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
|ii. [Lady Lisle to Madame de Bours.]|
|"My Lord and I were both sent for about Easter to have gone into
England, and also other trouble here have been the cause that I have not
written to you or this time. I thank you for the pain ye take with my
daughter. I thank you for the token ye sent me. I send you by John
Smyth, this bearer, such money as ye have laid out for my daughter. I
send you and mademoiselle d'Azingcourt such pleasure as I have to do you.
I pray to take them in good part. And in anything where I may do you
pleasure spare me not. Recommend me unto my Lord and to your son and
Draft, written on the back of the preceding.
|543. Mary Basset to Lady Lisle.|
|Thanks her for a beautiful white girdle. Will endeavour to obey
her commands, and do good service to madame de Bours, to whom she is
much bound for her kind treatment. Begs her not to be displeased that she
must incur much expense for her. It will not be for long, for her dresses
are well mended. Is in want of nothing at present but sleeves (mancons),
which are all used up, as John Semyt (Smith) will inform her. Sends a
needle-case and a gospel to carry with her paternosters. Abbeville,
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
|ii. [Lady Lisle to Mary Basset.]|
|"Sending God's blessing and mine, willing you to serve God and please
my Lord and Lady (fn. 7) ; and so doing I think the cost of you well employed. I
send money by this bearer, John Smyth, to my Lady, that thereof of the
money that I owe her she shall buy you such sleeves as ye need. I send
you also hose cloths because the hosiers here, for lack of measure of your
leg, cannot make them meet for you. I will that ye make mine excuse unto
my Lady that she be not discontent that I have not sent her money or this
time, I had such business that I could send it no rather. And any other
thing that ye lack show your mind unto John Smyth. And if ye can perceive
what thing my lady lack —."|
Draft, p. 1. On the back of the preceding.
|544. Jenne de Saveuzes (Madame de Riou) to Lady Lisle.|
|I was glad to receive your letters by the bearer, and hear of lord
Lisle's good health and yours. Your daughter is well. No one could do
her duty better to Mons. de Ryou and me. You need not have apologised
for not having sent sprats or fish this Lent, you make us so many fine
presents. I send you a memorandum of all I have spent (tiré) for your
daughter, as John Simoin (Smith) informs me you have lost the first that
was sent you. I have received from the said John Semoin 27 crs. and the
gold thread, for which I thank you. I send tokens I have brought from
Vendosme. Pont de Remy, 24 March. Signed.|
|My son thanks you for the handsome purse you have sent him.|
Fr., p. 1. Add.: a Calleys.
|ii. On the back of the preceding is the following draft answer:—|
|"After recommendations to my Lord and Lady, I am sorry that I have not
written rather (i.e. sooner) to you, but my Lord and I both were sent for to
have gone into England, and other impeachment therein sithence hath been
the cause thereof. And I thank you for the pain ye take with my daughter,
and also for the tokens ye sent me. And such things as I have to do you
pleasures I send you by this bearer, praying you to take them in good part.
Madam, I send you the rest of your money, and am right sorry that ye had
it not or this time; and shortly I trust to recover some lannyers for you.
And in everything that I may do you pleasure," &c.|
|545. Anne Basset to Lady Lisle.|
|Thanks her for all her kindness. Begs her to send her some cloth
for shirts, not so thin as she sent before; and some hose, and a little money
for her devotions. I have tried to find out, as you desired, what my Lady (fn. 8)
would like. She would like some needle-cases. Pont de Remy, 24 March.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Madame de Lisle ma bonne mere a Calleys.
|ii. Lady Lisle to Anne Basset.|
|I send you God's blessing, and my charge to you to please my Lord and
Lady, and that you keep you a good maiden.|
|I send you money to buy smocks, because you say that which I sent you
was too thin. I also send you hose cloths, because the hosier here knows
not the bigness of your legs. I have sent my Lady a needle-case; but as I
had no time to work it, I trust she will "take it gree," and I will send a
Draft, p. 1.
R. O. St. P. vii. 641.
|546. Sir Gregory da Casale to Cromwell.|
|Sent a letter from Cromwell to Wallop about the Emperor's preparations for war. It is considered certain that he will go to Rome. He is
reported to have sworn that he will not cease war till either he or the French
king is reduced to a private station; but the Imperialists wish to persuade
the Pope that the Emperor has written to the French king, or asked through
his ambassador, for the Admiral to be sent to Rome. Antony Leyva would
approve of delay to collect men and fortify Turin and Vercelli. Everyone,
including the Imperialists, thinks that if the French are strong at the
beginning of the war, and protract it, they will be victorious, for the Emperor
has not the means of sustaining the war long. Comments on the prospects
of the war, and the advisability of Francis not accompanying his army.
Hears that Leyva has advised the Emperor not to go to Lombardy.|
|The king of Tunis has attacked, without success, the garrisons left by
Barbarossa, and has asked aid from the garrison of Goletta, who refused,
having only 600 foot.|
|Cardinal Palmerius has been again talking to him since his last letter.
Peter Lewis, the Pope's son, has often expressed a wish for an agreement
between the Pope and the King, and that his Holiness would trust the faith
of the kings of England and France. They are certainly moved by the
knowledge that the war which the French king has told the Pope he will
undertake, will tend to the liberation of the Pope and the See. They see
also that the Emperor cannot carry on the war without exacting money
from the clergy, and that he must ask the Pope for licence to collect a tenth
or subsidies in Spain or Naples, and he will get what he wants from him.
The Imperialists say that the war is to be waged against the Infidels, for
Barbarossa has been invited by the French king, so that the Pope will
hardly be able to refuse the Emperor's demands unless he secures his
position with the two Kings. Asks for instructions. Rome, 24 March 1536.
Lat. Add. Endd.
|R. O.||2. Modern copy.|
R. O. Letters, 321.
|547. Cranmer to Cromwell.|
|I desire your favor for the bearer, my brother-in-law, who is now
clerk of my kitchen, to have the farm of the priory of Shelford, or of some
other house in Notts, now suppressed. Lambeth, 25 March.|
Added in his own hand: Let not this suit be prejudicial to my servant
Francis Basset. Signed.
Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
|25 March.||548. Hilsey Bishop of Rochester.|
See Grants in March, No. 50.
|549. John Prior of Christchurch Twynham to Cromwell.|
|On Our Lady's Annunciation I received your letter, which I shall
obey with all diligence, but I beg that the sheriff, commissioners, and country
may view the said weirs, and determine what is to be done. Christchurch
Twynham, 25 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|550. The Prior of Blythe (fn. 9) to Cromwell.|
|Is visited with sickness, so that he cannot come up to show Cromwell
their muniments, regal and papistical, according to Cromwell's injunctions
at his last visitation. Sends him all the evidences concerning the King's
grants and the bishop of Rome's confirmations. Blythe, 25 March.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
R. O. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 117.
|551. Sir Piers Edgecombe to Cromwell.|
|I thank you for your goodness to me at all times. It is reported all
abbeys and priories under 200l. a year are to be suppressed; for what reason,
or to what use, or to whose benefit, is not yet known. By grant of the
King's father to my father and his issue male I am founder of the priory of
Tottenes and the nunnery of Cornworthye, in Devonshire, both under 200l.
a year. The prior of Tottenes is a man of virtuous conversation and a good
"viander." I beg you will inform the King, and let him order me as one
that will risk life and goods in his service. From my house, the day of
Annunciation of Our Lady.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
|ii. P.S.—If by your means the King will let the prior of Tottenes enjoy
the spiritual promotions, "and hyt wyll be no better for hym and his breder
to leve on," and I, especially as being founder, to have the temporal possessions or part of them, I promise to consider your favor to please you.
But if you think my suit unreasonable, I leave all to you. It is said the
"prioras" of Cornworthye is given already.|
Hol., p. 1.
|Cleop. E. iv.|
258. B. M.
|2. Copy of the preceding in Sir P. Edgecombe's hand (from which the
letter is printed by Wright).|
Cleop. E. iv. 234. B. M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 119. Ellis, 2 S. ii. 132.
|552. Thos. Lord de la Ware to [Cromwell].|
|Hears that the Act is passed for giving to the King all houses of
religion under 300 marks, but that he may license some to stand. Begs that
the house of Boxgrave, of which he is founder, may be spared, as many of
his ancestors and his wife's mother lie there. His parish church is under
the roof of the church of the monastery, and he has made "a poor chapel to
be buried in." If the King will not forbear to suppress it he might translate it into a college; otherwise begs that he may have the farm. Will
recompense Cromwell's pains therein. "Written at my poor house upon Our
Lady Day." Signed.|
|553. An Outrage in Yorkshire.|
|"The examination of Richard Forde, servant to Sir Francis Bygod,
this Our Lady Day, in the 27th year of king Henry VIII."|
|He says that on the 4th March last he waited on Ralph Bygod, brother to
Sir Francis, from Mowgrave (Mulgrave) castle, after they had dined with
the bailiff, to Pykeryng, 16 miles off; there bated their horses, and rode to
Settryngton, eight miles further, where they arrived at 7 p.m. at the house
of Sir Francis, where they supped. At supper some one brought word that
Percival Worme, John Bygod, Chr. Williamson, Wm. Corneforthe, Nich.
Harryson, Wm. Dobson, Simon Arrundell, Edw. Fleccher, Wylfryde
Fulthorpe, and Geo. —, had ridden to Malton, two miles off, to murder
one Davy Seignory, servant to Mr. Ewers. On this Rauf Bigod ordered
their horses, that he might prevent the act; but before they came to Richard
Reysyng's house, where the murder was done, they met Percival Worme and
his company, who informed them that they had done it.|
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Thomas Crumwell, Esq., chief secretary to the King's
|554. Chamberlain of Chester.|
|Indenture, made 25 March 27 Hen. VIII., between Wm. Brereton,
chamberlain of Chester, and Randolph Lloyd, whereby the latter covenants
to exercise the office of chamberlain of Chester during the pleasure of the
P. 1. Seal gone.