|26 April.||732. More's House at Chelsea.|
|See Grants in April 28 Hen. VIII., No. 5.|
|733. Sir Arthur Darcy to Cromwell.|
|The King's tenants of Galtres forest are called to appear before the
King for a riot of which they are accused by Sir Thos. Curwen, for riding
the perambulations by order of "my lord my father" as justice of the said
forest. They say nothing has been done but in maintenance of the King's
right. My Lord has appointed a warden court on 13 June to determine the
truth. Tempilhirste, 26 April. Signed.|
P.S. in his own hand. These poor men are half undone, as barley seedtime is near past, and many have large farms. If Mr. Currwen and Sir
Thos. Wharton could have had their way, and but for Cromwell's help last
term, above fourscore of the King's tenants would have come up, "and only
for the maintenance of a light fellow that is servant to Mr. Corwen."
P. 1. Add.: Master Cromwell, Secretary to the King's Highness.
|734. Robert Richardine to Cromwell.|
|I beg pardon for having importuned you at the time of Parliament, at
which, as I hear from Dr. Crummeir, you were offended. As I am very
anxious to serve you I think you should not be angry. I had one servant
here, my cousin, "that brought me the writings to your lordship of Rome on
my expenses in Paris." For the Cardinal (fn. 1) desires to know what Cromwell
wishes him to do. I am used to study, and desire to be at my books; and I
have a great desire to do the King service. If you had sent to me you
would have received large information, and would have understood my credit
with that great man a teneris annis. I would be glad to speak with you.
London, 26 April 1536. Signed: M. Robertus Richardinus.|
Pp. 2. Add.
|735. Robert Colens, Priest, to the Abp. of Canterbury
|Excusing a French priest, "being stipendiary of the parish of
Ivychurch," who had neglected to erase the name of the Pope from his service
books. Canterbury, 26 April.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed.
Close Roll, 28 Hen. VIII. m. 43 d. Rym. xiv. 563.
|Summons to the archbishop of Canterbury to attend the Parliament
which is to meet at Westminster, 8 June; and to warn the prior and chapter
of his cathedral and the clergy of his province to be present, the former in
person and the latter by two proctors. Westm., 27 April 28 Hen. VIII.|
|ii. Similar writs to the different bishops, abbots, and lords; to the
judges, serjeants-at-law, and the King's attorney, to give counsel; to the
sheriffs to elect knights of the shires, citizens, and burgesses; also to the
chancellor of the county palatine of Lancaster; to the deputy and council
of Calais to elect one burgess, and to the mayor and burgesses to elect
|737. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]|
|Sends news he has received from one whom he retains at the French
Court. Will not warrant its accuracy; but the man is conversant with
many great men, and Lisle gives him 60 cr. yearly. One of the friars of
whom he wrote sent to him tonight promising to declare all he knows.
Will not fail to communicate it to Cromwell. Begs Cromwell to get him
a licence to come over and see the King when he comes to Dover, although
he staid but one hour. Whatever has been reported of the death here, the
utmost is but eight persons in three houses, of which the inmates come not
abroad. This he will justify before the King. Calais, 27 April.|
P. 1. Endd.: The copy of Mr. Secretary's letter.
|738. John Husee to Lord Lisle.|
|The letter delivered to the King by Lyppingcot is not yet read, so
that Mr. Page is gone home, and will not return again until his waiting time
comes. There is, therefore, no remedy except for you yourself to speak to
the King. Through Mr. Norrys I have obtained leave for you to come
over. The King granted it willingly, and said he would be glad to see you.
When I asked for his licence in writing, he said his word was sufficient.
I told Norrys of the wine, and should it not prove excellent I am shamed for
ever. The King will be at Dover in eight days, and will begin his journey
on the 4th May. I send you 20l. by Lyppingcot. I have paid the woman
for your ulrons 3l. 3s., and 52s. for the pewterer. Touching the abbey you
wrote about, there is no need to make any stir until they are surveyed, and
you can speak in your own behalf when you come over. You do not say
whether Whethill has delivered the King's letters.|
|Should have been in Calais, had you not asked me to wait for an answer
to the letter you sent by Rokwood. I shall have to speak with you on a
matter of no small weight. Mr. Treasurer of Calais, Mr. Sulyard, and
Mr. Danastre thank you for your wine. None of the statutes are yet out.
I will send the first that come. Mr. Graynefyld saith you shall have your
denizen on payment of the ordinary charge. London, 27 April.|
|Mr. Treasurer says in regard to Hastings you may act according to the
proclamation, and that the town appears to be better victualled than it
used to be.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
|739. John Husee to Lady Lisle.|
|Mr. Basset is merry, and if the plague increase he shall be conveyed to
Mr. Danastre's. The latter thanks you for the wine, and so does Mr. Sulyard.
They have both seen your book, and two of the most learned men in
England besides. I will inform you of their opinions at my coming, which
I hope will be within three days. Money must be got to redeem the possession. I send by Mr. Lypingkot 20l., and have paid but 52s. to the
pewterer and 3l. 3s. for ulrons that my Lord had. The gentlewoman has
mocked me, and will not now come. I cannot get Anth. Huse's wife's
cushion with roses. She says anybody may draw it, but she will not give it
up. Shall I get a painter to take the pattern? London, 27 April.|
|My Lord has licence to come over. I hope he will now declare Whethil's
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. St. P. V. 42.
|740. Queen Margaret to Henry VIII.|
|Has done her best to promote the meeting. Lord William Howard has
been very diligent to speed the matter. The Council objected to the meeting, as it was not plainly declared to them till the last convention; but the
King and his Council have agreed it shall be. The Lords, however, think
it should be at Newcastle at Michaelmas, to give the King time, and for
conveyance of victuals by water. Down Mentietht, 27 April.|
Hol. Add. Sealed. Endd.
|741. Henry Lord Stafford to Cromwell.|
|Though I am least able to serve you, yet the comfort you gave me
makes me bold to write to you. I beg you will use means with the King
that I may have the farm of the abbey of Rantone, if it be dissolved. It is
within four miles of my house and reaches my park pale, and I will give as
much for it as any man. I heard that the Queen had moved the King to
have me in remembrance for it, and he was content, saying it was alms to
help me, having so many children on my hands. I heard that Geo. Blunt
endeavours to obstruct my suit. By the last act of the Lords Marchers my
income will be 20l. a year less. In the matter which I showed you of my
lord of Wiltshire's motion, pray make my humble submission to the King.
Stafford, 27 April. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Sealed and endd.
|R. O.||742. Sir Francis Bigod to Cromwell.|
|Would have waited on his mastership this morning, but abides to
hear certain sermons in London, which he will wait on him against supper
to report. Understands that Cromwell rides shortly with the King to
Dover, so that he may not have an opportunity of seeing him before he
himself goes home to his country; and as the Parliament is dissolved he
will have no occasion to return to London for many days. Beseeches him
very earnestly to move the King to reward his services in Parliament and
in the country in setting forth God's Word, "having there preachers of my
own cost, and rode all over the country with them." This was only his
duty, but he was rather mocked for his diligence than rewarded, and the
bishop of York will discourage him when he finds him slighted. "I will
ask nothing, but abide only your gentleness; and specially, afore anything
help me to be a priest, that I may preach the Word of God, or else dispense
with me, that being no priest I may do it." This is all I ask of his Grace
or your mastership, and it will please me better than all the riches of
London. Would be loth this letter should be seen by any but his mastership.
From London this morning.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
R. O. St. P. II. 309.
|743. Henry VIII. to the Town of Galway.|
|Commands them to observe the following articles:—1. No man is to
take merchandise or victual into the country within 20 miles of Galway, except
to market towns. 2. Upper lips to be shaven, and the hair to be worn over
the ears, and English caps to be used. 3. Men not to wear mantles in the
street, but English dress. 4. No saffron to be worn in shirts or smocks, and
no more cloth than five standard ells. 5. Bows to be provided, and shooting
practised on holy days. 6. The inhabitants to endeavour to speak English,
and have it taught to their children. 7. Justice to be administered by the
mayor and bailiffs with four aldermen, with appeal to the Deputy and
Council. 8. The right of sanctuary claimed by the Friars Minors is not to
be allowed. 9. No victuals, &c., to be sold to O'Brene, or any other Irishman at war with the Deputy or the city of Limerick. 10. Stranger merchants coming to Limerick are not to be allured to Galway. Greenwich,
28 April 28 Hen. VIII.|
Broad sheet. Signed with a stamp. Endd.
|R. O.||2. Modern copy of the same.|
|Lamb. MS. 611, f. 42.||3. Another copy.|
|744. Thomas Lord Harowdon to Cromwell.|
|I did not receive your letter dated 18 April till this Friday the 28th,
by which I perceive the King is not contented with my being in Kent. My
repair hither was not for any grudge between me and my wife, or any dishonest pretence, but only this good time to be in quiet with my friend
Mr. Vane. I beg I may come to you before I appear before my Lord
Chancellor, who "is not mine indifferent good lord." Without your help
I am like to be trodden under foot and to be made a slave. Haddlow,
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
Vesp. F. xiii. 110. B. M.
|745. Richard [Lord] Latymer and Wm. [Lord] Conyers to
|Received on the 18th the King's letters directed to the Commissioners
for the North and West Ridings. Caused them to be published at Rippon
on the 28th. The people were well contented to hear them without murmur
or grudge. Will have them declared in other places and perform the King's
commands, though the people hereabout are obstinate and will hear no
reasonable objections, but say that their destruction is intended. The Commissioners cannot meet without the people assembling against them. On the
27th April, when the spiritual officers were appointed to meet at Bedall, the
commons supposed that, the Commissioners for the subsidy would be there,
and assembled for their destruction, but finding that they did not come they
returned home. Will inform the King of anything further. Snape,
28 April. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|746. John Vaughan to Cromwell.|
|I have visited the dioceses of Llandaff and St. David's, where various
supplications were presented to me, which I cannot complete without convenient leisure. I have been compelled to appoint certain days for the
determination of the same. The people say they had no law ministered to
them in the spiritualty these many years. I wish to know whether it is
your will that I tarry in Wales until I have finished, or bring up to you an
abridgment of my reports. Help me to have one of the abbeys to farm,
paying the King as much as any other man may give, so that I may be able
to do you more service. Everything is dear in Wales. Brecknock,
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|747. John Husee to Lord Lisle.|
|Has been with Mr. Secretary, who says I shall be despatched tonight.
I showed him you had licence to come over, which he thinks you should do.
I think when the King is at Dover Mr. Secretary would like to come over
to Calais. You must be prepared to start on the 5th May, so that you may
go with him after you have spoken to the King, if there is no great danger
of sickness, which is more spoken of here than there. Will bring three
yards of green cloth. London, 28 April.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.
|748. Thos. Warley to Lord Lisle.|
|I thank you for the warrant you sent, whereby I did my friend a
singular pleasure, and also for the letter you were good enough to write to
Sir Fras. Brian for expedition of my suit. Sir Francis had departed into
Buckinghamshire before it arrived. Dr. Bonner came to Court yesterday,
and asked heartily after you and my Lady. The Queen expects my Lady to
meet her at Dover, as Mrs. Margery Horsman informed me, and on Tuesday
next the King and Queen will lie at Rochester. On Monday I intend to
leave for Dover or Sandwich, to await the coming of your Lordship and my
Lady. The Council has sat every day at Greenwich upon certain letters
brought by the French ambassador, who was at Court yesterday and divers
other times. On Monday in Easter week, (fn. 2) the Emperor's ambassador was
at Court. Many ships laden with wheat have come to London. London,
|The bearer is Geo. Collins, mercer, of London.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Endd.
|749. Henry Lord Stafford to the Earl of Westmoreland.|
|I recommend me to you and my good Lady and sister. So does my
bedfellow. We are desirous of your returning into Staffordshire. I thank
you for furthering my suit with the Queen.|
|I should have been at London before this, but I tarried for you and my
Lady. George Blounte makes great suit to have the abbey of Rantone,
that I sue for. It is within four miles of Stafford, and near my park. He
is my lord of Richmond's servant, and has a fair house of his own. Intercede with Mr. Secretary for me. I will give as much as any man
living, and do Mr. Secretary a great pleasure besides. If it cannot be had,
pray speak for the White Ladies in Staffordshire. It is only 40l. rent by
year, and is in great decay. Stafford Castle, 28 April. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|750. John Seyntjohn, Sergeant-at-Arms, to Cromwell.|
|According to the King's command received Tuesday, 25 April, to
bring up Humphrey, James, and George Bowcher, on Friday, 2 April,
I arrested Humphrey and George at Coventry. George Bowcher is bound
in a bond of 1,000l. that Humphrey shall appear before you on Tuesday
next. I am going to James, who is keeping possession. They will only
deliver the money to you. Coventry, 28 April.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|751. Thomas Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.|
|I thank you for the great goodness I found in you at my late being
in London. I hear that the King will shortly be in Canterbury. If you
come with him I beseech you to take a lodging at our house. Canterbury,
Friday, 28 April. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
|752. Chapuys to Charles V.|
|The day after the courier Gadaluppe left, the King sent for the
French ambassador, and there was great consultation in Court. As I am
told by one who is in the French ambassador's secrets, the King asked him
to go in post to his master on certain affairs, which the ambassador agreed
to do, and next day made preparations for leaving, then returned to Court
on the day appointed, viz. Tuesday; but the Council, which was assembled
in the morning till 9 or 10 at night, could not agree to the dispatch, and
the ambassador was put off till Thursday. The day before yesterday, when he
was expecting to leave, new matters were proposed to him, quite at variance
with those which had been treated, so that he has refused the voyage, and
sent yesterday an ordinary courier. I cannot yet make out what the
negociation was, but I think that those here are making bargains to hinder, if
they can, peace from being concluded between your Majesty and the king
of France, for as soon as they had news that there was some hope of it they
appeared confounded. I hear from all quarters that the King has ordered
the preachers to avoid new opinions touching rites and ceremonies, and
preach everywhere according to the old fashion, except as regards the
primacy of the Pope, which he will not allow in his kingdom, claiming to
be absolute sovereign in spiritual as in temporal matters, by authority of
God and of his Parliament. And although the King will admit purgatory
as formerly, or at least a third place neither paradise nor hell, and confesses
that prayers assist the dead, yet he will not forbear to throw down the
monasteries, and impiously usurp the foundations for the redemption of the
|The Grand Ecuyer, Mr. Caro, had on St. George's day the Order of the
Garter in the place of the deceased M. de Burgain (lord Abergavenny), to the
great disappointment of Rochford, who was seeking for it, and all the more
because the Concubine has not had sufficient influence to get it for her brother;
and it will not be the fault of the said Ecuyer if the Concubine, although his
cousin (quelque, qu. quoique? cousine) be not dismounted. He continually
counsels Mrs. Semel and other conspirators "pour luy faire une venue,"
and only four days ago he and some persons of the chamber sent to tell
the Princess to be of good cheer, for shortly the opposite party would put
water in their wine, for the King was already as sick and tired of the
concubine as could be; and the brother of lord Montague told me yesterday
at dinner that the day before the bishop of London had been asked if the
King could abandon the said concubine, and he would not give any opinion
to anyone but the King himself, and before doing so he would like to know
the King's own inclination, meaning to intimate that the King might leave
the said concubine, but that, knowing his fickleness, he would not put himself
in danger. The said Bishop was the principal cause and instrument of the
first divorce, of which he heartily repents, and would still more gladly
promote this, the said concubine and all her race are such abominable
Lutherans. London, 29 April 1536.|
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 2.
|753. Chapuys to Granvelle.|
|Has nothing important to write, but, to avoid suspicion of negligence,
has written to His Majesty. Has only to add that the Grand Esquire of this
King, whom Granvelle knows, has received the Order of the Garter, at the
instance of the king of France. Believes, nevertheless, that he continues
Imperial. Dr. Sampson, dean of the chapel, has been for the last four days
continually with Cromwell. One of his servants has reported that he is to
be sent ambassador to the Emperor, which I do not believe, as Cromwell has
said nothing about it. London, 29 April 1536.|
Fr., from a modern copy, p. 1.
|754. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to
|By my servant Lewis I received your letters. I pray God we may
meet this summer, as ye write.|
|It is said the King intends northwards this summer. Let me know if he
will visit any of my poor houses. I am a stranger at home, by reason of my
business here. You and his Grace shall be heartily welcome. In these
parts of Wales is right good rule. I have been well received by William
Vaughan, of Talgarth, who fetched me from Presteyn to his house on Palm
Sunday even, where we and other of the Council abode till Monday to his
great charge, as our carriage could not come here. No bill has been brought
in against him, yet he gives attendance, to his no little cost. I am occupied
in the repairs of this castle. Remember my suit for the priory of St. Thomas, (fn. 3)
of which not only the King but you shall have a certain sum. If that cannot
be, I trust, as the demesnes came from the Mitre, I may have the preferment of the house and demesnes for one of my kinsfolk. I have received
the pardon, and sent Mr. Popley his money. Brecknock, 29 April.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|755. Sir Ric. Graynffeld to Cromwell.|
|Has been very ill, but has caused the under-marshal to fulfil all
the duties of his office. If God spare him health, will do the King as good
service as any marshal ever did, or it shall cost him 500 marks a year.
Desires Cromwell to assure him, by letter, of his favor. Cromwell thought
Graynffeld would find kindness when he went to Calais; has found the
contrary, "and do finde moost in the femenyne person." The bearer will
bring Cromwell two dozen dottrels. Calais, 29 April. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
|756. Sir Chr. Mores to Lord Lisle.|
|The King desires you to send over the fair double cannon, which you
praised so much, that he may have a sight of it. London, 29 April.
|"My Lord, as you love the two young men, and would do for them, Robert
and John Owen, see that the said piece may be well laden," for I have bid
them make 12 rew pieces (fn. 4) for the King, and when his Grace sees them and
the double cannon together I doubt not it will be for their preferment.|
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
R. O. St. P. ii. 311.
|757. Walter Cowley to Robert Cowley.|
|Ossory desires him to write that Sir John of Desmond "never
cessith with the Brenis perusing Mownster," and now is gone upon Cormok
Ogg and the McCarthies. As the Parliament begins on Monday, neither
Ossory nor the Lord Treasurer can break this banding, but they will be
forced to prorogue the Parliament to Limerick. Sir John is one of the
worst of the blood, and affirms that he will never submit. He sends daily
to Ossory to ask for lady Catharine [Butler] in marriage either for himself
or his son. James of Desmond should be sent home with letters in his
favour. Ossory is indifferent. Advises that James should be bound to
three points,—to appear at Parliament, and, when summoned by the Deputy,
to allow the King's officers and precepts to be obeyed in his lands, and
that the King should be restored to any lands to which he is legally
|The Deputy should take Ossory's advice about war. Mr. Wm. Seintlo
was with Ossory this Easter, and those who offended his men shall suffer.
He and his retinue have oft scourged the McMorrowes and Kevanaghes,
and are now aiding Wexford. Tells his father to show his matters to Sir
John Seintlo, who will further them. Ossory writes to give credence to his
letters. Last week Sir John of Dessmond came to Yowghill, but was kept
out. Wm. Seintlo and the Lord Treasurer will succour them. Brabason
has lately overridden McMorrowe's country.|
|Asks him to show this letter to Mr. Secretary. At Waterford, bound
straight to Dublin, 29 April.|
Hol., pp. 4. Add.: To my good father, &c. Endd.
Acts of Parl. of Scot. ii. 351.
|758. Parliament of Scotland.|
|Edinburgh, 29 April 1536.|
|Sir Patrick Hepburn, of Wauchtoun, summoned for treason.|
Transcript in R. O. Camusat, 14.
|759. Francis I.|
|Instructions to the bishop of Tarbe and the bailly of Troyes.|
|Since the departure of the Bailly for England, has received a letter, dated
the 19th instant, from his ambassador the bishop of Tarbe. These instructions will serve for them both, with regard to what they shall declare to the
king of England. From the said letter Francis learns the arrival of the
courier sent by the Emperor to Henry, the cause which then moved the
Bishop to go to Henry for audience, and the assurance given by the duke of
Norfolk, on his arrival at Greenwich, that, notwithstanding any overture from
the Emperor, matters will ever remain as they are between his master and
Francis. Understands also Henry's conversation with the Bishop touching
his regret that the gentleman whom Francis ought to have sent had not
arrived, and the Bishop's answer, which Francis approves.|
|They are to say that Francis has quite understood what the Bishop has
stated concerning the letter which the Emperor has lately written to Henry,
containing five articles; the first mentioning the day on which the Emperor
is to enter Rome; the second respecting the war made by Francis on the
duke of Savoy, and requesting Henry to intercede with Francis for the
restitution of what has been taken from him; the third stating his fear that
Francis will make war on the duchy of Milan, and asking aid should that
come to pass; the fourth stating that he desires to forget what has passed
between them because of his late aunt, as the cause has now ceased, and
praying him for the removal of all suspicions and roots of enmity, to renew
the old treaties of friendship and confederation; and the last stating that he
thinks of preparing an army against the Turk, and desiring aid. Has been
gratified by Henry's wise and prudent answer touching the duke of Savoy,
for which, and for communicating the contents of the Emperor's letter, they
are to thank him. As to the conversation which Henry has held with the
Bishop, concerning the great army which the Emperor is preparing against
the French troops in Italy, and his advice that Francis should fortify himself
in Savoy and Piedmont, they are to say that Francis is of the same opinion,
and had resolved to fortify two or three towns in Picardy, with the intent
of garrisoning them with 20,000 men while a large army is being prepared,
and by these means put the Emperor on the offensive and to great expense,
which he will not long sustain. Had always thought that on the Emperor's
arrival at Rome he would make many remonstrances in public before the
Pope and the Cardinals, imagining he would thus strengthen his right; and
so it has happened. Has therefore despatched the cardinal of Lorraine to
Rome to justify his cause before all the world. Sends the duplicate of a
letter from the bishop of Mâcon and the sieur de Velly, his ambassadors to
the Pope and the Emperor, the contents of which are to be communicated
to Henry, who will thereby learn the Emperor's discourse. Asks Henry's
advice. Sends also a decipher of a letter from La Forrest, from which
Henry will perceive the cruel death of the sieur Abrahin Bacha.|
|As to Henry's regret at the delay in the arrival of the gentleman whom
Francis ought to have sent to him, they shall explain that the cause of the
delay is, that Francis had determined to await the arrival of the Emperor
at Rome, in order to be able to give Henry an account of what was done
there, and that he had sent the Bailly to do so, who has not been able to
make as much haste as he desired in consequence of illness. The Pope has
determined to send some personage to Francis. Will not fail to advertise
Henry of the cause of his coming. Has been informed by his ambassador
at Rome that all that the Emperor did was to make formal offers, and speak
mild language to the Pope respecting the desire which he has always had
for the peace and quiet of Italy; but by his ministers he endeavoured to
draw over the Pope, and it appears that they have not separated very illcontent with each other. Thanks the Bishop for the good service which he
did with Henry, touching the arrival at the port of Anthonne (Hampton,
i.e., Southampton) of the galeace commanded by Captain Bonneboz. Directs
the Bailly, now that he has arrived, to do all he can to obtain the aid. Mont
Brison, 29 April 1536. Signed and countersigned. (fn. 5) |
Add. MS. 25, 114, f. 14 b. B. M.
|760. Henry VIII. to Gardiner and Wallop.|
|On St. Mark's Day last the French ambassador here resident came to
the King at Greenwich, declared the receipt of certain letters from his master,
and made overtures for an acceleration of the proposed league; viz., first,
that the French king would bind himself to make no peace with the Emperor
without comprehending England, and such articles as Henry should now
devise to be inserted in this treaty; secondly, that if it should be proposed
by mutual consent to make war in Flanders, he would bear the moiety of the
charges on condition that the conquest, if any, should be equally divided;
thirdly, that if the Emperor made war against France for the recovery of
Savoy, or the French king proceeded in his enterprise for Milan, Henry
should contribute with him 50,000 cr. a month for five, six, or seven months,
the French king binding himself to defend England in all causes. The
King made a general answer, that he had not been accustomed to be comprehended, but had been in every treaty wherein he was named a principal
contrahent, and though he hoped neither of them would make peace without
comprehension of such articles as should be mutually agreed to, he did not
consider it for his honor to be only comprehended; secondly, that he would
be pleased with the overture for Flanders if a clause were added that the
French king should commence the war in such part thereof as Henry should
appoint; thirdly, touching the contribution, "that we did not esteem
50,000 cr. a month for the time expressed towards the friendship of our
good brother," but could give no resolute answer, leaving a special reply to
be made by his ambassadors in France. The French ambassador strongly
urged the settlement of the matter in England, offering, if the King were
not satisfied, to ride home, to bring it to an end there. But the King did
not think it for his own ambassadors' honor, who had been so long treating
of this matter, to conclude without their advice, especially considering the
uncertainty of the French proceedings, and the postscripts of his ambassador's last letters touching the rumors of a peace. Considering also the
frivolous devices of the French, who alleged sometimes that they had no
need to go to war except for Henry's sake, and sometimes pressed Henry to
ask them to enter the war by other indirect and unfriendly means, the King
said he would inform his ambassadors of those overtures, and his own mind
touching them, which would be so reasonable that he doubted not it would
be to Francis' satisfaction.|
|Instructs them, therefore, first, to ascertain by all possible means if any
such peace be concluded, and if they find it be, to tell Francis that although
they had received such answer to his ambassadors' credence as they believed
would satisfy him, yet as they now understand that peace is certainly
concluded, the matter is at an end, and it is their business to know of
him what the conditions of the said peace are, and whether he has comprehended England. If they have any doubt about the peace being
concluded, they shall, according to their former instructions, endeavour
to learn it from the French king himself, still telling him that though they
had a favorable answer to his overtures, they could not deliver it till they
knew the certainty of that peace, but must rather ask him to tell them the
conditions of it, and how England was included in it. If he shall earnestly
declare that no such thing is done or intended, they shall then, "like men
that before thought upon the grounds expressed in our last letters, which
ye shall also declare unto him, that the rumor thereof was but feigned
and false," proceed to answer according to certain articles sent herewith,
but without acknowledging that any such articles were sent them, only
stating that they are commanded in answer to what the French should
demand, in case of the King making peace with the Emperor, to devise
articles again "for their indemnity and comprehension." They shall then
request the French to put their demands in writing, that they may consider
them maturely, and avoid any inadvertencies such as appeared in one article
in their last letters, viz., that Henry should defend the French in their
possession of Milan, whenever they should happen to obtain it,—which would
have bound the King to a perpetual war. This point was not touched in
the ambassadors' overture. If they press it again, Gardiner shall meet
them "with such requests for the same on our side," that they may be
induced to come to reason. As the French have required in general words
a comprehension of their allies in case England make peace, they are to
note that the King will not be bound by such generality to comprehend the
bishop of Rome. If the peace be not concluded they must keep the more
aloof, and insist upon the delays of the French, who have only now made
overtures instead of putting their articles into writing, and that the King
thinks it derogatory to him to be comprehended. If the French propose
indifferent conditions for their party and demand an answer, they shall, as
of their own device, acting on the spirit of former instructions, exhibit to
them the articles sent herewith. They are to give hopes of the King
accepting the overture concerning the expending so much money again in
the cause of England, as England shall defray in theirs; at the same time
insisting that the present expenditure of the King's money is for them only.
Sends copies of the treaty of Cambray, about certain articles in which a
question has arisen in the Council whether the King is at liberty thus to
contribute with the French king, and break his league with the Emperor.
They are to consider this question themselves, and inform the King of their
opinion, that if they think it would be a breach of the league with the
Emperor to close with the French king's proposal, the King may devise some
other way. Finally, as the French king's ambassador, in his request for a
contribution, appeared to have some doubt whether it should be a subsidy
for the war in which the French have already entered, or for future wars,
although the King told him plainly that he would not be answerable for the
past, signifies it to the ambassadors that they may not consent to any proposal involving aid to their wars already attempted in Savoy. Further, they
are to add in the overture for Flanders, that the King shall be at liberty
when the war begins to bear the moiety of the charges either in money or
in men. Greenwich, 30 April.|
|P.S.—Though this packet was made up this morning, and delivered to
Thos. Barnaby, it has been delayed on account of the French ambassador
signifying a wish for an audience. He has told the King that the French
king was sending the bailly of Troyes to England "to open unto us the
bottom of his heart," and that he was commanded meanwhile to remove
certain sinister opinions entertained of his proceedings; insisting that he
had made no peace with the Emperor, and that, as he was informed for
certain, that the Emperor and the bishop of Rome had determined upon
summoning a General Council at Mantua at Whitsuntide come twelve months,
he desired to know Henry's resolution. The King replied that the matter
was too weighty to be hastily disposed of, but that he considered, first, that
all Christian princes had as good a right and an equal voice in the indiction
of a General Council as either the Pope or the Emperor, and that no such
council ought to be summoned without the consent of all; secondly, that
though Henry thought it very necessary for the quiet of Christendom to
have a Christian free General Council, his good brother would agree that
Mantua was a most objectionable place, and most unsafe for princes to
Pp. 19. Signed. In Wriothesley's hand. Add. Endd.
|Add. MS. 25,114, f. 293. B. M.||2. "Hereafter ensue the articles which, upon the view and sight of the
demands of the Frenchmen, ye shall exhibit for our part, joining to the
same such other their reciproques as be contained in this book."|
|1. The French king shall defend England against the Emperor and all
other potentates in all causes.|
|2. That he shall declare himself, according to treaties already made,
displeased with the injuries done to England by the bishop and cardinals of
Rome, and that unless all processes in the papal Courts against England be
annulled, all amities between France and Rome shall be void.|
|3. The French king shall make no peace with the Emperor without the
King's consent in writing.|
|4. If the King make war in Flanders or in any of the Emperor's dominions,
the French king shall contribute the like sums that England shall now
supply to him.|
|5. That a special article be inserted in the treaty, that Henry and Francis,
within three months after the date thereof, shall each, before notaries, and the
ambassadors of either, utterly renounce all privileges, dispensations, and
other modes of evading it, notwithstanding the canon which makes general
renunciation of future benefits void.|
|6. That the ambassadors shall make the like renunciations.|
|7. That the French king shall not agree to a General Council without the
consent of Henry in writing.|
|8. That the French king shall make no peace with the Emperor unless
the Emperor shall agree to repute all the bishop of Rome's proceedings against
England void, and to do what he can to get the said Bishop himself to
annul them. Signed by the King.|
Pp. 5. Endd.: "Instructions of the last April."
Add. MS. 25,114, f. 350. B. M.
|761. Cromwell to Gardiner.|
|He will receive with this the King's letters containing certain
overtures made by the French ambassador, with the King's answers, and
instructions for Gardiner how to proceed. His servant Massy arrived on
Friday with his letters in cipher, which will be answered, if necessary, next
post. Sends certain cramp-rings for his friends in France. Stepney,
30 April. Signed.|
P. 1. In Wriothesley's hand. Add.: "My lord of Winchester, the King's
ambassador in France." Endd. by Gardiner: "Mr. Secretary."
Cleop. E. iv. 269.* B. M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 126.
|762. John Matthewe, late Prior of Cokesford, to Cromwell.|
|Begs Cromwell's favor for his poor living and pension, that he may
have it without further vexation and trouble. Has no other friend to
complain to. Refers him to Mr. Balley of the Francys, the bearer. Dr. Lee
will be good to him with Cromwell's help, for he promised the writer at
London that he should have 20l. for his pension. Hopes to have that and
his chamber with two beds, one for himself and one for his servant.
Cokesford, Sunday before the Invention of the Holy Cross.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Thos. Crumwell. Endd.
|763. Sanctuary for Murder.|
|The saying of Thomas Wolff, 30 April 28 Hen. VIII., concerning
the murder of John Strakeford by Steven Claybroke, in a quarrel about a
sword. Claybroke took refuge in the house of Ric. Cokkes, the headborowe,
and was taken thence by certain of his neighbours, and delivered to
Wm. Cood, the constable, who took him to Sir Rogier Chamley, who sent
him to Newgate. On his way, he desired his captors to be good to him,
"for why, my book will do me no service for wilful murder, for I have read
the King's act in my house." Some of them asked him why he took not
Chesewyke church, seeing he was so light of foot, and so far before them.
He answered, "What should I have do then, for the church will not serve me
for wilful murder?" And yet, when we came to Charing Cross, he looked
to Westminster, and said, "I would I were in yonder church;" and then said
the constable again, "I would thou haddest gone straight thither before, so
that I had not been cumbered."|
P. 1. Large paper. Endd.
|764. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.|
|You are advertised from this Council that David Vaughan, officer of
Kidwelly, in Wales, is accused by your servant, Jankin Lloyd, for assisting
the rebellion of James Ap Howell Griffith. I send you the process. I desire
credence for the bearer. Brecknock, 30 April. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|765. Henry Lord Stafford to Cromwell.|
|By your letter which I received by Mr. Sergeant, I hear it is the
King's pleasure that the matter at variance between lord Barners' son and
my cousin Jane for lands in Staffordshire shall be heard before the Council,
and further that John Aphowell, late bailiff there, shall gather the rents till
the question is decided. This gentleman came to my house on 29 April
and brought with him two of the young gentlemen, whom I advertised of
such sums of money as they had received to make repayment to Howell.
They desired to wait on Sergeant to Chartley the next day, for lord Ferreys
(Ferrers) is steward there, and they trusted on their return to give Sergeant
such answer as would content him, swearing that most part of the money
was not in their possession. Next day they returned with him and desired
that repayment might be respited, as on coming before the Council they
would make repayment if ordered. To nothing else would they consent.
Stafford, 30 April. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|766. Mary Lady Guldeford to Cromwell.|
|My brother, (fn. 6) at his coming from Westminster on Wednesday last,
showed me you had desired him to speak to me for Markes Auger and Adam
Sampson for an end of their suit. I beg you to consider what number of
creditors Mr. Guldeford had, what sums of money he owed at his death,
besides the debt due to the King, which far exceeded all his goods. And
since, through you, the King took off 500l. of the debt, and commanded me
to give my cousin Hyll, serjeant of the cellar, 50l. in the sale of the land,
releasing the rest to me, by which I am clearly discharged of all other
creditors, reserving only a small part to myself, I have agreed with such
creditors as will take a composition. When you see what I have done, you
will consider that those who raised this clamor are unreasonable. I have left
the accounts with my brother Sir Matthew Browne. When they are made
up I beg you will examine them. When any suit is made to you by Markes
Auger, consider I am a poor widow. London, 30 April. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|767. Dan Nicholas Clement, Monk of Christchurch, Canterbury,
to Lady Lisle.|
|Desires her favor to a singing child he has sent to my Lord her
bedfellow. He comes of an honest stock, and has many good qualities.|
|Sends along with him a beast, "the creature of God, sometime wild, but
now tame, to comfort your heart at such time as you be weary of praying."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
Granvelle, Papiers d'Etat, ii. 445.
|768. Charles V. and Francis I.|
|Memoir by Granvelle, discussing the chances of peace or war with
|If, he remarks, Francis invaded Piedmont and occupied Turin, he would
probably gain the Pope to declare himself on his side; and the Venetians,
the duke of Ferrara, and others, might agree with him.|
|The heretics would not let slip this occasion of overcoming the Catholics,
and the king of England would join in the game. If he did not make war
with his subjects, he could easily contribute a great sum of money, considering
what he has taken and takes from the Church. Discusses also the various
ways of invading France.|
Corpus Reform. iii. 66.
|769. Melancthon to Jerome Baumgartner.|
|Prays for peace for Nuremberg and all Germany. No one is more
opposed to their cause than the French knights (ωςπερ οι φραγκικοι ιππεις).
Will decide nothing about English affairs nor about Wirtemberg without
speaking with Baumgartner.|
Corpus Reform. iii. 63.
|770. John Frederick, Duke of Saxony, to Henry VIII.|
|Writes by the bp. of Hereford and the Archdeacon, who are returning to England; commends their diligence, their learning, and zeal for
Christianity. Will use diligence in promoting the matters about which they
came. They will relate to the King their discussions with the Germans
about doctrine. Thinks the King wishes well to the Church of Christ, and
knows what abuses and impious rites have been introduced by the ambition
and negligence of the bishop of Rome. Hopes, therefore, that he will
undertake the reform of abuses and Papal idolatry (idolomarie). Considers
that the care of propagating true doctrine and helping the Church belongs
principally to the highest orders.|
|Desires the King to continue his goodwill.|
Corpus Reform. iii. 60.
|771. The Duke of Saxony's Reply.|
|Responsum episcopo Herevordensi legato Regis Angliæ datum per
Franciscum Burchardum, vice-cancellarium, nomine ducis Saxoniæ principis
|The duke John Frederick sends his salutation to the bishop of Hereford
and the Archdeacon. They will remember that when they showed him at
Wittenberg the King's opinion about the articles sent from Smalcald, (fn. 7) he
promised either to send for them or return to them there. Now he finds
himself so pressed by business that he desires to be excused from meeting
them again. The matters referred to concern the other princes and states
of the empire, who are allied on account of religion, and he cannot reply
apart from them. Desires, therefore, to refer to his allies, which in fact has
been partly done already. The confederates' councillors will shortly meet,
and he will take care that they either write an answer to the King or declare
their mind by an embassy. As to the Ambassador's request, that the Elector
will show his mind about the King's reply to the articles of Smalcald to
the ambassadors, he cannot conceal from the ambassadors that in these
matters he cannot reply apart from the others. Whatever his wishes might
be, the other confederates might think differently, so that he would be
obliged to alter his opinion. This, however, without prejudice to their joint
answer, he does not desire to conceal from the ambassadors that if the
King is willing to propagate in his kingdom the true doctrine of Christianity
according to the Confession made at Augsburg, and to receive ceremonies
in accordance with the Gospel, the Elector will consent to his being entitled
Defender of the Evangelical League, as is declared in the articles of
Smalcald, and that first an embassy shall be sent to the King with one or two
learned men, as his ambassadors have requested.|
|The Elector promises to further this business if the King will receive
what is declared in the articles of Smalcald. He promises also to assist the
King in obtaining German troops at his own expense if he wants them. But
if the King objects to admit the Gospel according to the Confession of the
confederates, which the ambassadors discussed with Luther and Melancthon,
or persists in the answer lately made to the Elector at Wittenberg concerning the articles of Smalcald, he does not see what use it will be to make
a treaty or send ambassadors. He does not wish the King to take it ill if
the confederates cannot burden themselves with inconvenient conditions.
This answer of his must not be taken as final, but a reply will be given by
common consent of the confederates.|
|He assures the King that he will promote everything that tends to the
praise of God and the spread of the Gospel, and promises to assist in
anything that may be to the advantage of the King or his kingdom, not
doubting that the King will do the like. He desired the ambassadors to
commend him to the King, and promised them his assistance.|
|Burnet, iv. 145.||2. The judgment of the Lutheran divines, after hearing the arguments
of Edward bishop of Hereford, Nich. Archdeacon, and Dr. Barnes, that not
only the Levitical but divine and moral law prohibit marriage with a
brother's wife, whether the brother be alive or dead, and no dispensation
should be given for it, especially before the fact. But they are not at
present satisfied that a divorce is justifiable after marriage has taken
|R. O.||772. Court Expences.|
|A list of bills, showing the amount in a previous book, the amount
now added, and the total, due to—.|
|Chr. Campyon, 4l. 7s. 5¼d.; John Malte, tailor, 9l. 13s. 7d.; Sharppe,
the pynner, 21s. 4d.; John a Ware, clothyar, 11l. 11s. 3d.; Thomas
Mydleton, draper, 10l. 7s. 4d.; Phillyppes, the hardwareman, 5l. 19s. 3d.;
Mistress Curteis, silkwoman, 5l. 19s. 3½d.; Wm. Hewtson, draper, 3l. 8s. 0½d.;
Thomas Fretton, 10s.; Mistress Kelyng, for linen cloth, 22s. 10d.; Robert
Everest, 5l. 19s. 4d.: Laurence Carow, for fustians, 28s.; Wm. Grene,
3l. 4d.; Wm. Pecok, 9l. 9s. 5d.; Ric. Silkok, gold drawer, 38l.; Ewelham,
inbrotherer (embroiderer), 10l. 4s. 8d.; Thomas Adyngtons, skinner,
29l. 19s. 2d.; Hardy, the hosier, 22s.; Ric. Gresham, 24s.; John Skutt,
tailor, 24l. 16s. 1d.; Wm. Ybgrave, inbrotherer, 21l. 2s. 6d.; Mr. Row,
draper, 3l. 3s.; Ardnold, the shoemaker, 42s. 6d.; Stephen Humble,
inbrotherer, 13l. 14s. 4d.; Simon Lowe, mercer, 4l. 15s. 6d.; Mistress
Phillyp, silkwoman, 10s. 8d.; costs of the Queen's Maundy, in 27 Hen. VIII.,
31l. 3s. 9½d.; Thomas Fretton, for charges while Robert Everest was sick,
5l.; Mr. Baptyst, 9l. 12s.; Wm. Lok, for a gown of tawny velvet for lady
Guildford, 10l. 12s.; and for crimson cloth of gold in Flod's hands,
|Sum total, 485l. 13s. 8d.|
Large paper, pp. 4. Mutilated.
|R. O.||773. George Trapper to Sir Ric. Grenfyld, Marshal of
|I recommend me to you and your good lady, begging you to write to
Sir Edw. Boughton, residing at Woolwich, in behalf of my honesty and conduct at Calais. I thank Mr. Mayor of his goodness, [who] of his perverse
mind and malice put me from my marriage with Mr. Boughton's daughter
by defaming my character, stating that the child which one Rose Porter had
lately at Calais was mine, though I was not there from Corpus Christi Even
until the first week in Lent; also that I made a lawful contract with her,
which was only conditional, as her brother-in-law, Anth. Straile, can
declare. She has given me a letter of attorney, under the seal of the city of
London, to receive her portion, which her brother wishes to keep. I have
no friend but you to make my moan unto.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add., and dated on the back, 1536.
|R. O.||774. Coggeshall. (fn. 8) |
|Depositions of certain of the Convent against the Abbot.|
|(1.) For maintaining the power of the Pope contrary to our oath and
the statutes. (2.) For secreting jewels and evidences belonging to the
place, in anticipation of the King's visitation. (3.) For using unlawful
means to know of things to come, by means of a key and a book and a man's
name. (4.) For having obtained his office by simony. He says himself it
cost him 300 marks, which is a great charge to the house. (5.) He pretends
that the house owes him 300 mks., though hospitality was never so ill kept.
(6.) He is an ill husband for our commonwealth, having sold all the corn
and cattle we had on our farms, and much more than we know of, while
divers of the brethren have been like to perish for lack of keeping. He
has been heard to say he cares not to go to the devil for money. He has
often betrayed confession. Of late, when there was conversation about
heretics, in which Luther, Barnes, and others were mentioned, the Abbot
said the maintainers of all heretics were Master Cromwell and friar George
Browne. "Wherefore help good Master Doctor (fn. 9) for a charitable reformation," and get us a head who will be true to the King's succession. God
keep the King, queen Anne, princess Elizabeth, and Mr. Cromwell, general
visitor of all religions.|
P. 1. Endd.
|775. Grants in April 27 Hen. VIII. 1536.|
|1. Joan Harward. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d.,
she having held along with other women a
habitation, &c. in the hospital called the
"Sisters of Seynt James in the Fylde,"
Westminster, which the King has now
inclosed and made into a park and manor.
Westm., 26 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 April
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3. Rym. XIV. 563.|
|2. Agnes Starkey, widow. Annuity of
6l. 13s. 4d. for life, for the same reason.
Westm., 26 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 April
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|3. Dame Katherine Vampage, widow.
Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. for the same reason.
Westm., 26 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 April
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3.|
|4. Anne Power, widow. Annuity of
6l. 13s. 4d., for the same reason. Westm.,
26 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 April—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|5. Sir Walter Devereux, lord Ferrers.
Lease of the farm of the demesne lands of
the lordship of Beulth Burg, parcel of the
principality of S. Wales, now in the tenure
of David Ap Hoel Ap Philipp Vauchane;
with reservations; for 21 years; at the
annual rent of 48s. 4d., and 20d. of increase.
Del. Westm., 1 April 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b.
Pat. p. 1, m. 12.|
|6. Sir Hen. Parker, grant of the site, &c.
of the late monastery of Augustine Canons.
Latton, Essex, and all lands, &c. thereto
belonging in Essex, Herts, London, and
Midd., in the King's hands by the dissolution. Del. Westm., 1 April 27 Hen. VIII.—
S.B. Enrolled in 28th year (p. 1, m. 5).|
|7. Will. Venables. Lease of the farm of
the vill of Middlewich (Medii Wici), with
the office of chamberlain of the said vill, as
formerly enjoyed by Roger Maynewerynge,
Thos. Venables, or the said William; with
reservations; for 21 years; at the annual
rent (payable at the Exchequer of Chester)
of 21l., and 12d. of increase; on surrender of
patent, 8 Dec. 8 Hen. VIII., granting the
same in a different form. Del. Westm.,
1 April 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 1,
|8. Sir Thos. Dingley, a brother of the
Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
Licence to depart the realm, to serve the
duties of his religion, with 3 servants,
4 horses, and baggage. Westm., 13 Mar.
27 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 April.—P.S.|
|9. Nic. Alcocks of London, barbersurgeon. Licence to "exercise the arte or
science of surgery, with certayne poynts of
phisyke wherin he is expert." Also exemption from going upon inquests and juries in
London and elsewhere. Westm., 26 Mar.
27 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 April.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 45.|
|10. Thos. Gyllot, of London, merchant.
Licence to export, within two years, 200
barrels of butter and tallow. Westm.,
29 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 April.—
|11. Gilbert Wyke, clk. Grant of the
canonry and prebend of Auveley (?) or
Alveley, in the collegiate church of Brigge
North, Salop, upon the death of the last incumbent. Westm., 2 April 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 4 April.—P.S.|
|12. Sir Chr. Morres. To have the wages
of 8d. a day for each of two men under
him, with whom he is charged in the office
of master of the Ordnance granted to him by
patent 8 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII., for the keeping
of certain pieces of ordnance and habiliments
of war which the King left at Calais on
coming home from his "most victorious
jorney out of France against the Frenche
kyng," and of other pieces of ordnance and
habiliments of war remaining in Calais,
which came from Tournay after its surrender. Westm., 26 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 4 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.|
|13. Roger Ratclyff. Grant in reversion
of the manor of Blayston, Leic., which was
granted, inter alia, by pat. 6 Dec. 1 Hen. VIII.
to John earl of Oxford and Elizabeth his
wife, for the term of the life of the said
Elizabeth. Westm., 29 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 4 April.—P.S.|
Enrolled in the 28th year, p. 1, m. 15.
|14. Hen. Parker, page of the Chamber.
To have the pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. which
the abp. of Dublin is bound to give to a
clerk of the King's nomination, by reason
of his new creation, until he be promoted to
a competent benefice. Westm., 2 April
27 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 April.—P.S.|
|15. Nichasius Hanon, a native of Terouenne in Belgium ("Gallia Belgica").
Denization. Westm., 4 April 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 5 April—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|16. Geo. Carewe, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Estalington, Exeter
dioc., the advowson having been granted
hac vice to the King by Ric. [Tr]obylfylde,
by right of his wife Joan. Westm., 5 April
27 Hen. VIII. Del. 6 April.—P.S.|
|17. John lord Scrope of Bolton. Reversion of the offices of bailiff of the franchise
and liberty of the fee of Richmond, York,
steward of the same, and steward, master
forester, and chief warden of the forest in
the fee of the said liberty and franchise, and
constable of the castles of Richmond and
Middelham, York, with fees of 50l. 6s. 4d.;
which offices are now held by Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, knight of the Royal Body, and
Sir Chr. Conyers, son and heir of Sir Will.
Conyers, late lord Conyers, deceased, by
virtue of patent 14 April 15 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 6 April 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|18. Edmund Knevet, serjeant door-ward,
To be keeper of the woods of Fermyng,
parcel of Rokyngham forest, Northt., vice
Geo. Hogekynson, deceased. Del. Westm.,
7 April 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
ii. Latin draft of patent appended.|
|19. John Metcalf of Westminster, laborer.
Pardon for having, along with John Tayllour, of the same, laborer, on the 5 Feb.
27 Hen. VIII., robbed one Thos. Newman, at
Westminster, of 2s. 3d. Del. Westm.,
10 April 27 Hen. VIII,—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|20. Rob. Leche of Norwich, worsted
maker. Exemption from serving on juries,
&c., and from being made justice of the
peace or of sewers, mayor, bailiff, provost,
escheator, coroner, constable, or other
officer. Westm., 3 April 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 10 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|Vacated on surrender by virtue of a writ
of dedimus potestatem directed to Will. prior
of Norwich, and Thos. Godsalve.|
|21. Will. Whorwood. To be SolicitorGeneral, with the same fees as enjoyed by
Rich. Riche, late solicitor. Del. Westm.,
13 April 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,
|22. Philip Van Wilder. Licence to
import 200 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad, the Act of 22 Hen. VIII. not
withstanding. Westm., 7 (fn. 10) —27 Hen. VIII.
Del. 14 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.|
|23. Edw. Griffith, Will. Ap Robert Ap
Meredith, Edmund Lloid Ap Robert, John
Ap Robert Ap Howell, and David Ap
Robert Ap Howell. Grant of the next presentation to the parish church or rectory
of St. Peter Newburgh or Roser, Anglesea,
Bangor dioc. Westm., 10 April 27 Hen.
VIII. Del. 14 April. P.S.—Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|24. Sir Richard Carnaby and Dorothy
his wife. Licence to alienate the manors of
Tyrlyngham, Newenton, Bertram, Rokysley,
and Westwod, Kent, Thos. Crumwell,
the King's Chief Secretary. Westm.,
15 April. Pat. 27 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 46.|
|25. Chr. Swalowe, vicar of Messyng,
Essex. Licence to take to farm the rectory
of Messyng, with all messuages, &c. thereto
belonging, and other rectories, messuages,
&c. in [said] co., to purchase cattle, &c.,
and to reside where he pleases in England;
notwithstanding the statute 21 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 18 April. Pat. 27 (fn. 11) Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 29.|
|26. Edw. Merland. Livery of lands, as
son and heir of Nic. Merland, deceased, and
Christina, late wife of the said Nicholas, one
of the two daughters and heirs of John
Went, deceased; in England, Wales, Calais,
and the Marches thereof. Westm., 18 April
27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 April.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 1.|
|27. Will. Barlow, S. T. P., bp. of St.
Asaph's, commendatory of Bisham. Assent
to his election as bp. of St. David's vice Ric.
Rawlyns, last bishop, deceased.—S.B. undated. [The date of his election, according
to Le Neve, was 10 April.]|
|776. Undated Grants, 27 Hen. VIII.|
|1. Thos. Crumwell, the King's chief
secretary, and John Williams, clerk of the
King's jewels. Grant, in survivorship, of the
office of master or treasurer of the King's
jewels, with the usual fees, the livery of the
household, and annual rent of 50l., on surrender of patent 15 (fn. 12) April 23 Hen. VIII.,
granting the same to the said Thomas alone.
—S.B. (undated). Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 2,
|2. John Cowde, clk., A.M. Presentation
to the parish ch. of Estgrenewiche, Rochester
dioc., vice Thos. Hall, clk., resigned. Addressed to Thomas archbp. of Canterbury,
the see of Rochester being void.—S.B. (undated). Westm. Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
m. 22. [The date must be between April
and September 1535.]|
|3. Chr. Jenney, serjeant-at-law. Reversion of the offices of steward of the lordship
of Risynge, Norf., constable of the castle
there, and master of the hunt or ranger of
the chase of Risynge, and the office of two
foresters there, called walkers of the said
chase; with the usual fees out of the issues
of the duchy of Cornwall; which offices,
&c. were granted to Roger Radclyff, one of
the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber.—
S.B. (undated). Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 2,
|4. Thos. Sharwen, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Aldstok, Linc. dioc.,
void by death and at the King's disposal by
the minority of Geo. Vernon.—S.B. (undated). Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.|
|5. Will. Tyldesley. Annuity of 10l. to
be paid by the customers of the port of
Bristol, and due to the said William as
keeper of the King's library at Richmond,
granted to him by pat. 11 Mar. 25 Hen. VIII.
in reversion on the death of Giles Duwes,
who died the 12 April 27 Hen. VIII. Westm.
—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.|
|6. Michael Wentworth, a clerk of the
Kitchen. To be steward and bailiff of the
lordship or manor of Langton in le Olde,
York, vice Edw. Vaulx, deceased.—S.B.
(undated).—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9.|
|7. Sir Will. Wyndesoure and Margaret
his wife. Livery of lands, the said Margaret
being daughter and heir of Will. Samborne
and Anne his wife, and late wife of Will.
Lussher, and grand-daughter and heir of
Drugo Samborne, deceased, who held of
Hen. VII.; on all the possessions in England
and Wales lately belonging to the said
Drugo, William and Anne. Westm.—Pat.
27 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.|
|777. Grants in April 28 Hen. VIII. 1536.|
|1. Kath. wife of Th. Parker of Bristol.
Pardon for having knowingly received and
entertained David Griffith of Bristol, yeoman, who had stolen a woman's girdle
belonging to John Samell, husbandman.
Greenwich, 20 April 27 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 24 April 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|2. Simon Shepparde, clk. To be master
of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, in
Hollewaye, near Bathe, Soms. Greenwich,
23 April 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
24 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|3. Henry Clyfford earl of Cumberland.
Grant of the lordship of Kymberworth,
Yorkshire, on surrender of patent 12 May
2 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Sir Th.
Wortley, knight of the body, and the said
Henry as Sir Hen. Clifford, jun., in survivorship; and the manors of Bawtrey and
Oystre, York, on surrender of patent 21 Mar.
7 Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said
Henry as Sir Hen. Clifford, jun. Del.
Westm., 25 April 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.|
|4. The bishopric of St. David's. Grant
of the temporalities from the time they came
into the King's hands to Wm. Barlowe,
prior of the Augustinian monastery of Holy
Trinity, Bestlesham Mountague, who has
been elected bishop by the precentor and
chapter, and confirmed by Thomas abp. of
Canterbury. Greenwich, 20 April 27 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 28 Hen. VIII.
|5. Sir Wm. Poulett. Custody, during
pleasure, of a chief messuage, curtilages, &c.
lately belonging to Sir Th. More, deceased,
in Chelseheth (Chelsea), Surrey. (fn. 13) Greenwich, 20 April 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
26 April 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
|6. Hen. Cheny of London, alias of Bristol, chapman. Pardon for having at Olde
Braynford, Midd., robbed some person unknown of a gold cross and a silver cup.
Greenwich, 20 April 27 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 26 April 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 16.|
|7. John Bromefeld, a yeoman of the
Guard. Reversion of the office of clerk of
the creeks and passages belonging to the
town and port of Bristowe (Bristol), with
fees of 10 marks a year, which office and
fees were granted to Geoffrey Bromefeld by
patent 1 July 27 Hen. VIII. Westm.,
12 April 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 26 April
28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.|
|8. Archangel de Arcani, one of the
King's gun-founders. Pension of 16d. a
day. Greenwich, 20 April 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 April 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|9. Rob. Draper and John Halile, yeomen
of the Crown jewels. Grant, in survivorship,
of the reversion of the custody and occupation of the ferry and passage called "Dachet
ferie" alias "the fery bote of Dachett,"
Bucks and Berks, which was granted by
patent 22 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. to Chr. Rouchester, page of the Chamber, and John
Rokys, servant to the dean of the Chapel
Royal. Greenwich, 18 April 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 April 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 14.|
|10. Yorkshire E. Riding:—Commission
of the peace to Sir Th. Audeley, Chancellor,
Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of
Suffolk, C. bishop of Durham, Henry earl
of Northumberland, George earl of Shrewsbury, Thomas earl of Rutland, Henry earl
of Cumberland, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Lord
Admiral, John lord Scrope of Bolton, Sir
Th. Darcy lord Darcy, Sir John Spelman, Chr. Jennye, serjeant-at-law, Brian
Hygden, clk., dean of York cathedral, Sir
Wm. Percy, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Ralph
Ewre, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Ralph Ellerker,
jun., Sir Wm. Ewre, Sir John Constable of
Holdernes, Sir Ralph Evers, jun., Sir Wm.
Constable, Sir Pet. Vavesour, Sir Marmaduke
Constable, jun., Wm. Constable of Chubourm,
Th. Fayrfax, serjeant-at law, John Aske,
Rob. Bowes, Chr. Hylzard, Wm. Babthorp,
John Aclone, Edm. Copyndale, Wm.
Thwaytes, Th. Wentworth, Ric. Smetheley,
Ph. Myffyn, Rob. Clerke of Beverley.
[Westm.], 26 April.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 5, m. 4d.|
|11. Th. Wynsham, of London, chaplain.
Pardon for having, on the 10 Nov. 26 Hen.
VIII., broken and entered the house of John
Tyndall, husbandman at Mylesend Grene,
in the parish of Stepneth, Midd., and stolen
therefrom certain articles of clothing, a
carpet, &c., placing one John Tyndall, a
servant of the said John, in great danger
and fear for his life. Del. Westm., 27 April.
—S.B. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 26.|
|12. Master John Londonne, D. C. L.
Grant of the deanery of the college or free
chapel of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Wallyngford castle, vice master John Underhill,
last dean, resigned. Greenwich, 21 April
27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 April
28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|13. John Dunne of London, alias of
Turnemyllestrete, Midd., yeoman. Pardon
for having taken by force and arms a gelding
belonging to Rob. Crove alias Crowe of
Ilford, Essex, yeoman, at Westminster,
Midd. Del. Westm., 28 April.—S.B. Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 4.|
|14. Yorkshire N. Riding:—Commission
of the peace to Sir Th. Audeley, Chancellor,
Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of
Suffolk, C. bishop of Durham, Henry earl
of Northumberland, George earl of
Shrewsbury, Thomas earl of Rutland,
Henry earl of Cumberland, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Lord Admiral, John lord Scrope of
Bolton, Sir John Nevell lord Latymer,
Christopher lord Conyers, Thomas lord
Darcy, Francis lord Talbot. Sir John Spelman, Chr. Jenney, serjeant-at-law, Brian
Higdon, clk., dean of York cathedral, Th.
Magnus, clk., Sir Ric. Thempest, Sir Th.
Tempest, Sir Ralph Evres, Sir Wm. Ewres,
Sir Edw. Gower, Sir Wm. Middelton, Sir
Marmaduke Constable, Sir John Bulmer,
Sir Geo. Lawson, Sir Rog. Cholmeley, sen.,
Sir Jas. Metecalf, Sir Jas. Strangwayes, Sir
Nic. Fairfaux, Sir Geo. Conyers. Th. Fair
faux, serjeant-at-law, Rob. Bowes, John Dawney, John Norton, Rog. Lasseles, John Barton,
Wm. Rokeby, John Poleyn, Marmaduke
Wyvold, Jas. Fox, Rob. Menell, Wm. Danby.
[Westm.], 30 April.—Pat 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 5, m. 4d.|