Otho, C. x. 266. B. M. Hearne's Sylloge, 128. Burnet, V. 368.
|1203. The Princess Mary to Henry VIII.|
|Most humbly lying at your feet, my most dear and benign father and
sovereign, I have this day perceived your gracious clemency and merciful
pity to have overcome my most unkind and unnatural proceedings towards
you and your most just and virtuous laws. I cannot express my joy or
make any return for your goodness, "but my poor heart which I send unto
your Highness to remain in your hand, to be for ever used, directed, and
framed, whiles God shall suffer life to remain in it, at your only pleasure."
I beg you to receive it as all I have to offer. I will never vary from that
confession and submission I made to your Highness in the presence of the
Council. I pray God preserve you and the Queen and send you issue.
Hounsdon, 26 June.|
|R. O.||1204. The Princess Mary to [Jane Seymour].|
|I have received your letters, "no less full of motherly joy for my
towardness of reconciliation than of most prudent counsel for my further
proceeding therein," which of your goodness you promise to travel to bring
to a perfection. Cannot express the comfort this has given her. Promises
that from this day she shall neither be lacking in duty to her father, who
has the whole disposition of her heart in his noble hand, nor in humble and
obedient service to her Grace. Begs her, "with such acceleration as shall
stand with your pleasure," to have in remembrance her desire to attain the
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the Queen's grace, my good mother. Endd.: My
lady Mary to the Queen's grace.
|Information against John Hill, of Eynsham, for saying, on 26 June,
"that the King caused Mr. Norrys, Mr. Weston, and such as were put of
late unto execution, for to be put to death only of pleasure, and that he
trusted if that ought should come unto the King's grace save good, to see
the king of Scots king of England." One Wm. Saunders also accused him
to the bailiff of Bampton of saying "how that he trusted to see the king of
Scots wear the flower of England, and how that the King, for a frawde and
a gille, caused Master Norrys, Mr. Weston, and the other Queen to be put
to death because he was made sure unto the Queen's grace that now is half a
year before." Of this, Saunders could not produce proof, and is committed
|1206. Will. Prior of Norwich to Cromwell.|
|I have received your letters dated at the Rolls, 17th inst., for a lease
to be made to Ric. Gresham of the chapel of St. Edmund, in Hoxon, with
the farm pertaining to the same, for the rent of 10l. As the farm is valued
in the King's books at 21l. 19s. 10d. yearly, and for the payment of the tithes,
I beg I may have a sufficient dispensation from my oath heretofore made
in that behalf, so that no blame nor perjury be objected to me. Norwich,
26 June. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
|1207. Sir Will. Goryng to Cromwell.|
|I received your letter by Ric. Foster, 22 June 28 Hen. VIII., that I
should resort to the priory of Tortyngton and inquire into the truth of such
matters as the said Richard reported. In compliance with your commands
I conferred with Foster, and desired him to write his charge in articles and
set his hand to them. Then I examined a canon of Tortyngton in the church
there, and afterwards all four of them; and I have sent you their examination and a copy of the book that the prior did read as a prophecy. I have
sent you a bill in the prior's hand, sent to Sir William Bury of Tortyngton,
late prior of Schelbred, on the 21st June, one day before I received your
letter. It was copied out of a book of one Mayys, of Southwark, grocer,
the prior's brother. Harry Rynghede, one of the canons, told me that when
the prior was in the court by means of my cousin Palmer he wrote to the
said Harry to burn all such letters as his brother May had written to him,
which he did. Borton, 26 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|1208. John Husee to Lord Lisle.|
|I have with much difficulty and many delations recovered "out of
Mr. Hoollys (?) hands" the band in which Mr. Skryven was bound to him.
The viscount Beauchamp, now Lord Privy Seal, (fn. 1) hath stayed it till now,
saying that he never did hitherto overread his writings. God keep all true
meaners out of their danger!" I enclose the said band, which please to
re-deliver to Mr. Skryven with hearty thanks. I have little comfort yet of
your suit; your advocates are thick of hearing, yet I look daily for your
Lordship's answer. If Mr. Treasurer be not content with my deputy at
Oy Search, let another be put in. Please tell me if the controller and vicetreasurer are satisfied with Mr. Treasurer's letter for my check; if not, I
would they had room and all. London, 26 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.
|1209. John Husee to Lady Lisle.|
|I wrote by Annes Woodroffe what communication passed between
Geofford and me concerning the woods of Wareham and Bekonholt, and how
the annuity of 26s. 8d. was quarterly paid to your use by Mr. Cobblyghe.
If so, the matter is not so clear as I thought, and lord Daubeney need incur
no penalty by the sale. I think if both those woods could be kept for ever
to your use, 40l. were well bestowed. Pray write your mind to me and
Geofford, or to John Davy what answer he shall make, for your answer will
be expected within a month. As to the letter of Mr. Russell, he that wrote it
declared to me the contents, "which was only giving thanks for the cherries,
and being glad to hear of my Lord and your Ladyship's good health; and,
further, advertising my Lord how he should write the King's highness in
laud and praise of the Queen." Mr. Russell's chaplain, named Mr. Manchester, assured me there was nothing else by his priesthood. I have paid
12d. to Jacklyn (fn. 2) for six dozen quails, and Geo. Rolles paid the other 12d.
for his six dozen. Warley desires you to treat with my Lord for his absence,
who trusts shortly to be rid, or he will go home as he came out. I will
write in a day or two of your other affairs. London, 26 June.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
R. O. St. P. II. 337.
|1210. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.|
|Now that the rebellions of the earl of Kildare, his son Thos. Fitzgerald, and their allies, are repressed, and the bodies of the said Thos. and his
uncles in the King's hands, some means must be taken to provide for the
inhabiting and safe-keeping of the land. Many manors and lands in Dublin,
Kildare, Carlagh, Westmithe, and elsewhere, which belonged to the late
earl of Kildare, are now unoccupied, and all Wexford is resumed to the King
at this Parliament.|
|The English blood of the English conquest is in manner worn out by
attainders, murder by the Irish, and returning to England, but the Irish
blood ever increases. Advises the King to provide for the inhabiting of
these lands, so that those who hold them may provide for their defence
against the Irish rebels. Otherwise, an army must be kept here continually.
Have often written of the necessity of conquering McMurho, O'Murho,
O'Byrne, Othole, and their kinsmen, and inhabiting the country with
English. There could not be a better time than the present. Dublin,
|Signed: Pour Leonard Gray—John Barnewall, lord of Trymleteston,
your Grace's chaunceler—Edwardus Midensis—J. Rawson, p. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—John Alen, mr. of the Rolls—Thomas Lutterell, justice—Patrik Fynglas, baron.|
|1211. Prior and Convent of St. Wolstons to Cromwell.|
|Understand that the King has agreed to suppress their monastery
and give it to John Alen, master of the Rolls. A supplication is to be
presented to the King in favour of the house; beg Cromwell to support it.
Will pray for him as one of their most special benefactors. The monastery
of St. Wolstons, in Ireland, 26 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Principal Secretary. Endd.
|1212. Bishop of Faenza to [M. Ambrogio?].|
|Is informed by the English ambassadors that the Parliament was to
end this month, in which it was expected that the true daughter would
be declared Princess, because the King was much softened, besides that
she had powerful friends in Norfolk, Cromwell and others, and that she
herself is universally loved; and it was hoped that after this would follow
the King's return to the Church, though they have some fear of his avarice.
The French are doing their best to bring him back, and their ambassador
there gives me to understand he has good hope for it. This last wife is
said to be much loved by the subjects, both because she is very gentle and
good, and because she has five times thrown herself publicly at the King's
feet, requesting him to send for his daughter and declare her Princess, a
thing which has greatly moved the people. The ambassador Valo (Wallop)
informs me that Reginald Pole at Padua, having been several times requested
by his King to return, and having always replied that he would not come
till the King had returned to the obedience of the Church, the King at last,
eight months ago, desired him to write what he thought on such matters,
especially de potestate Pontificis, and he has now sent him a book so much
in favor of the Holy See, "che beato quel Re se lo gustara." The King
now shows great tokens of kindness to his daughter. On the return of her
governess to Court (who, they say, is Pole's mother), it being supposed that
the Princess was in her company, a crowd with 4,000 or 5,000 horses ran to
meet her. The King, not knowing the cause, asked, "Why so many
people?" and being told it was to see the Princess, answered that she was
not there, but would soon come and they might see her.|
|Marseilles is strongly fortified; 25 well appointed galleys were in the
port. They say the Emperor will not come into Provence. The Imperial
ambassador, who was here, has intimated that if some one were sent to the
Emperor for a forty days truce, matters might be accommodated; but here
they will not trust the Emperor. It is clear they are sanguine of success.
The English are beginning to make their meaning understood, and as to
keeping the agreement say that they will not fail to do so, that King promising
to go in person against the Emperor if the latter attack France. The
Grand Master says it would have been worth 500,000 scudi to them if that
King had not shown himself so dissatisfied with their adhesion to the Holy
See. He expressed great devotion and respect for His Holiness, as also did
the cardinal of Lorraine, who has lately returned from Rome.|
|The marriage of the king of Scots, which was considered as accomplished,
is not yet so, but is very near it. The Admiral is in disgrace with the
King, speaks little to him, and never comes when called to important
business, but only Lorraine and the Grand Master. Every morning the
queen of Navarre proposes to go to Burgundy, but everyone opposes it.
She is never likely to have again a third of her former influence.|
Ital. Three modern extracts, pp. 5. Headed: Di Mons. di Faenza de
26 di Giugno 1536 da Leon.
|Add. MS. 8,715, f. 261. B. M.||2. Modern copy of the preceding letter.|
Add MS. 28,588, f. 296. B. M.
|1213. Dr. Ortiz to the Comendador Molina.|
|The king of England has married a lady who was five or six months
gone with child by him (que estava preñada del en cinco o seys meses).
Rome, 26 June 1536.|
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy.
|1214. John Paynter, Mayor of Dover, to Cromwell.|
|On Friday morning last Cornelius Adryanson of Middelburgh, riding
at the Foreland in his hoy, bound for London with hops and linen cloth, was
boarded within three bow-shots of the shore by a French man-of-war of
small portage, and all his men and boxes were cast into the sea. His son, a
lad of 15, was brought to shore by a mackrel man, and reported the whole
matter to John Antony, Cromwell's servant. Desires to know what to do
when French or Flemish men-of-war arrive here. Dovor, 27 June 1536.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|1215. George Gyffard to Cromwell.|
|We have made an end of our survey in Leicestershire, of which we
send you the certificate by Thos. Harper. By order of Mr. Chancellor and
Mr. Attorney of the Augmentation we have returned to the house of Catesby
in Northamptonshire, where we must begin our suppression. We wish to
know whether their letter is a sufficient warrant. Catisby nunnery,
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd. Sealed.
|1216. Sir John Wallop to Lord Lisle.|
|Last night a gentleman came to the French king from Fossam, (fn. 3)
bringing news that the town had capitulated with Antony de Leva to
surrender if not relieved within a month, leaving behind them the great
artillery, men of arms, and horses, but every one having one curtall to
return home. It is said the cause is lack of water. The hostages are
La Pellice, the grand esquire's son, and Mons. Roche de Mayne. Lyons,
27 June. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
|28 June.||1217. James Hamilton, of Scotland.|
|See Grants in June, No. 50.|
|1218. George Elyot, mercer, to Cromwell.|
|Writes to him as having experienced his love and true heart since the
Syngsson Mart at Middelburgh in 1512. Perceives that the priory of
Dover, the fairest church in all that quarter of Kent, stands very well,
whether there be made a haven or not. There are four or five small
churches in the town very evil, and all the priests are without learning. It
will be advisable, therefore, to make the priory the parish church, and as the
incumbents die off, the income to fall into the priory for the maintenance of
a learned person. This would save expence to the parishioners and enable
them to hear God's word. Calais, 28 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|1219. John Smyth to Cromwell.|
|We have been in the west parts, and surveyed all the Queen's lands
in Hampshire. Dorsetshire, Devonshire, Somersetshire, and Wiltshire. We
have found all the Queen's farmers and tenants as glad of her Grace as heart
can think, and have been well entertained. On our return to the Court,
which will be within 10 or 12 days, I trust you will see we have done her
good service, and that the King will be pleased. To ascertain you of the
plentifulness of the "newing" of this one year in these parts, it has not been
seen that any such yering hath been of late within this realm, as Mr. Richard,
your nephew, can inform you. "So that the people doth note this same
year to be the year of grace here in England, which men were wont to seek
in Rome." Bromeham, Wilts, at Mr. Baynton's house, 29 June.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|1220. John De Ponte to Cromwell.|
|John Joachim, alias de Vaux, built a chapel to Our Lady at Dover,
and gave it to John de Ponte for the term of his life with a small endowment,
which the mayor of Dover now wants to take away. It is now six years
since the chapel was repaired. If it can be truly said that any of the goods
have been conveyed away I will lay down my life. I am a loyal subject to
the King, as Master Thos. Wakam, bailiff, Master Waren, and Master
Nedersoll are willing to depose. 30 June 1536.|
Fr., p. 1. Add.
|1221. John Amadas, Serjeant, to Cromwell.|
|Reports the disaffection shown by the abbot of Tavystock, who, when
Sir Thos. Arrundell visited the abbey in his journey on the King's business,
used these words sitting at table: "Lo, the King sends about to suppress
many houses of religion, which is a piteous case; and so did the Cardinal in
his time, but what became of him and what end he made for his so doing, I
report me unto you; all men knows." Thos. Cole, whom he addressed,
called all present to witness his words. Tavystock, 30 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary unto the King. Endd.
Titus, B. I. 154. B. M.
|1222. Will. London to Lord Lisle. (fn. 4) |
|Thanks lord and lady Lisle for the kindness shown to him and his
wife. The King is favourable to him in his suit touching the Staple Inn.
On St. Peter's Day (fn. 5) lord William was married in the King's chapel at
Westminster, to Mrs. Gamage. Lord Thomas and Mr. Manars led her to
the church. At 2 o'clock a carrack was prepared like a ship of war upon a
lighter of 40 tons, and three other lighters were made like the Turks' small
galleys, with oars, to take the said carrack. Sir Umfrey Ratclyff was
captain of the carrack, which was well charged with ordnance, and well
furnished with men. Mr. Hen. Knevett was captain of the foists. Sir
Chr. Mores and many other gentlement were with them in harness. They
discharged their ordnance and assaulted each other marvellous well. With
the shooting one foist clave in the middle, and John Sandes was nearly lost.
Two gunners had their legs broken. When all was over a gentleman named
Gates, being in harness, tried to leap into another boat, and fell short and
was drowned. "Men did not marvel greatly that knew him of his misfortune, because he was so great a swearer." After this lord Thomas, Mr.
Knevet, Mr. Parr, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Chamber, Parker and Vaughan, and
one other, ran at the tilt and brake staves very well, though they missed and
crossed more than they brake, London, 30 June.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais, at Calais.
R. O. St. P. II. 340.
|1223. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.|
|After the receipt of the King's money, the Northern men refused to
receive less than their whole payment, and menaced the whole Council, and
especially the Treasurer and Chief Justice. The Treasurer offered to show
them the King's letters, but they would not hear them read, but said if they
had not their whole wages, they would do no service,"and besides that they
would have been at bord with the Council at their houses, in spite of their
hearts." At this time the Deputy was near the Borders of Athy, and so
that everything go forward it is thought better to pay them in full, and the
late Deputy's retinue are entreated to forbear their whole money. Do not
know what Sir John Sayntloo's retinue, who are at Waterford, will do.
More money should be sent. Dublin, 30 June.|
|Signed: J. Rawson, p. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—Thoms. Houth,
justice—Thoms. Lutterell, justice—Walter Kerdyff, justice—Patrik Fynglas,
Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|1224. William Brabason to Cromwell.|
|The Northernmen and the late Deputy's servants have made insurrection because their wages were not fully paid. They heard there was
sufficient treasure sent for them, though he had the King's letter to the
contrary to show them. Has been obliged to pay some of them in full, "for
when they be in rage they be without reason, howbeit I have no cause so
to say." The late Deputy's retinue are right honest men, and by the
persuasion of their captain, Antony Colley, who has in this case done his
duty, they will wait for most of their wages until the next money comes.|
|Fifty of the company have been discharged, according to the King's letter;
but it was thought requisite that they should be in wages until the coming
of the money; and the Deputy, who was "parlyng" with Irishmen, left the
matter to Brabazon and others of the Council. Fears that Mr. Seyntloo's
retinue may also cause trouble, but has confidence in their captains.|
|Most of the army thought they should never be paid, and it is folly to
persuade them to the contrary, for words without money will not serve.
Is sure that he will smart for it if there is not enough money next time, and
he will never flee from them if he dies for it.|
|Has given them a bill that they shall have their due as soon as wind and
weather serve. There are many young captains who are right honest gentlemen, but some sage captains should be sent to be of the King's Council. The
Deputy intends to build the bridge of Athie, "and so further into the west
parts of Ireland." Will find out if this "scisme" began for any other cause
than money. Borrows as much as he can, and begs that more may be sent.
Agard would have gone over, but that the army was not fully paid. Wishes
no one from Ireland to see his letters. Had much difficulty to prevent the
Northern men from sending some of their company to the King. 30 June.|
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|R. O.||1225. "A Remembrance for Desmounte to Master Secretary."|
|1. That my lord of Desmounte pay his homage yearly to the King's
Exchequer in Ireland, as his ancestors have done. 2. That sheriffs and
escheators be made in every shire of his country. 3. That he aid the King's
officers in executing the laws. 4. That all the tenants be written for to the
Exchequer of Ireland to answer for their intrusion on the King's possession
there. 5. That the King's records be looked up to know the King's tenants
in the country, and that they yearly pay their homage. The King has lost
much of his right in that country, and now is the time to help to reform it.|
P. 1. Endd.
|Memoranda of bonds by statute staple.|
|19 June 24 Hen. VIII,. R.B. to Martin Bowes, goldsmith, of London,
in 100 mks. st., to be paid 16 Oct. proxo; 12 Ap. 26 Hen. VIII., R.B.,
William Bakton and John Barton to Martin Bowes, in 200l. st., to be paid
7 Nov. proxmo; 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., Thomas Barton, R.B. and John
Barton, to Sir Ralph Dodmer, alderman of London, in 200l., to be paid at
Easter next; 28 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., R.B., et (sic) Matthew Boynton
to Sir Ralph Dodmer, in 200l., to be paid at Easter next; 13 March
27 Hen. VIII., R.B., to Rob. Fermor, leatherseller, of London, in 300 mks.,
to be paid at Christmas next; 13 June 28 Hen. VIII., Rob. Bowes, of South
Cowton, Yorks., "et R. B.," to Martin Bowes, in 300l., to be paid at the
feast of St. Andrew next; 30 June 28 Hen. VIII., R.B. John Barton and
Thomas Barton to John Judde, fishmonger, of London, in 200l., to be paid
at Michaelmas next.|
Lat., p. 1. Endd.: "R. B. debts in statutes."
|1227. Charles V. to Chapuys.|
|Has received his letters of the 6th by his man George. Is much
pleased with his conduct to the king of England, his ministers, and the new
Queen, and with his good advice to the Princess [Mary].|
|As to the principal point, the persistence of the King and Cromwell that
he should persuade the Emperor to make peace, nothing could justify the
Emperor's conduct better than his answer, to show the French king's
obstinacy in refusing his offers, especially that of Milan for the duke of
Angoulême, which, in the answer he has sent to Rome, he insists upon
having for the duke of Orleans. He also refuses to restore what he has
taken from the duke of Savoy, and has gone on from bad to worse, even to
a war against the Emperor, whose ambassador he has dismissed, while he
has invaded the Low Countries. Does not think the mediation of the king
of England, or of any one else, is any good, nor does he see how he can now
listen to the proposals. Is pleased with the ambassador's telling Henry that
the only method to bring Francis to reason is for him to declare himself
openly on the Emperor's side. Gives him arguments to use to the King and
Cromwell for this purpose, referring to his letters from Gaeta and Asti.
Sends a copy of a letter which he writes to the King, and a new power. His
letters from Gaeta will serve for instructions.|
|If the King insists on no peace being made with France unless he gets his
claim, according to previous agreement between him and the Emperor, the
ambassador must first find out Henry's intention about the declaration and
the assistance which he will give, and whether there is any appearance of
his procuring any money for the enterprise. If he really intends to give
good aid, the ambassador may promise that the Emperor will not make peace
without his intervention and without regard to his honor and the weal of
his kingdom. If he wants more security he may take time to consult the
Emperor, or, if the King will not wait, he may treat on the lines of the old
treaties, binding the Emperor as little as possible. If there is no hope of
his assisting, the ambassador must procure his neutrality.|
|Nothing must be treated or promised which is directly or indirectly
against the Pope or his authority, or to the prejudice of the Council. If he
cannot induce the King to return to his obedience to the Holy See, or remit
his differences with the Pope to the Emperor and to the Council, no treaty
must be entered into, but the matter must be discussed in a friendly way to
gain time and see how our enterprise succeeds.|
|The ambassador has done well in telling the king of England and his
ministers what the Emperor wrote about the marriage of the said King with
the infanta of Portugal, daughter of the queen of France our sister, though
there is no chance of it taking effect, as the King will have seen the
Emperor's good will by it.|
|Is desirous of the marriage between Don Luys of Portugal and the
Princess. It would be a means to reduce the King to obedience to the
Church and the Emperor's friendship. In this case it would be important
for the Princess to be declared heiress, at least in case of no male heirs.
Has some hopes of this from the demonstration lately made by the King, the
Queen's goodwill to her, and the words of Cromwell. In any case the King
cannot prejudice her rights. If he will not make this declaration, the
ambassador must find out what portion he will give her in ready money and
in the future, and promise that the Emperor will do the best he can for the
good of both parties and to content the King.|
|Finally, he is to do his best to get the King of England to declare himself
against France and assist the Emperor with money, for it is too late to get
men from him, and would do no good, and also to treat the said marriage if
it can be accomplished. If not, or if the King demands exorbitant terms,
he must negociate at least to prevent his aiding France.|
|Thinks it unnecessary to send any other personage to England; he has so
much confidence in Chapuys, and it is so important in the first place to
know how far the King's friendship is to be depended upon. If there were
sufficient grounds to treat, would send some one either from here or
Flanders. Desires to know what chances there are of the match with
Portugal. Approves of his visiting the new Queen and commending to her
the interests of the Princess. He may further declare the Emperor's pleasure
on hearing of her marriage and of her goodwill to the Princess. Savillan in
Piedmont, 30 June 1536.|
Fr. From a modern copy, pp. 6.
28,588, f. 297. B. M.
|2. Extracts in Spanish from the preceding, containing all but the last
Sp. Modern copy from the archives of Simancas, pp. 9.
|1228. Charles V. to Henry VIII.|
|Has been much pleased to hear of his prosperity and of the proposal
he has made to Chapuys for a new treaty to make their amity indissoluble.
This accords with what he has always hoped of their old alliance, and
induces him to believe that when he knows of the Emperor's efforts to avoid
the renewal of war in Christendom and the outrageous conduct of the king
of France, who has provoked him to it by so many violations of treaties, he
will be of opinion that Charles could not have done otherwise. Trusts
Henry will declare himself on his side according to the treaties between
them seeing that other means are of no avail. Desires credence for his
ambassador. Savillan, 30 June 1536.|
Fr. From a modern copy, pp. 2.
|2. An alternative letter, omitting the appeal to Henry to declare himself.
Savillan, 30 June 1536.|
Fr. From a modern copy, p. 1.
|1229. Paul III. to James V.|
|Minute of a brief "Regi Scotorum, responsiva super dispensatione
matrimonii inter Regem et Margaretam Erskyyn" (this name erased)
Transcript from a book of minutes in the Vatican.
|1230. Henry VIII. to —.|
|R. O.||As the Emperor and the French king, who are both in amity with
Henry, have declared war on each other, the King, to preserve his neutrality,
has appointed * to see to the beacons "near unto that our port
of" (fn. 6) , and to make a view of all the ships belonging to that port
and the adjoining creeks, and to muster the mariners there. Ships taking
refuge in the port are to be succoured, and no prize allowed to be taken out.|
Signed with stamp.
Letters missive, p. 1.
|R. O.||2. Three other copies.|
|1231. Cromwell's Administration.|
|R. O.||Things done by the King's highness sythyn I came to his service.|
|He purchased Hampton Court, the More, St. James in the Fields, and all
the ground whereof the new park of Westminster is now made; all the old
tenements in Westminster, where now is builded the new garden, the tennis
plays, and cockfight; the manor of Pyssowe of lord Scrope; the manor of
Weston Baldoc; the manor and park of Coppydhall; certain lands from
Thos. Robertts, the auditor, lying beside Waltham: lands to a great value
from the earl of Northumberland; the manors of Llanamovery and Kendys
in Wales from lord Audeleye; the manor and other lands in Chombham,
whereof a park is made, of the abbot of Chertsey; the manor of Alderbroke
in the forest of Waltham, of Gyles Heron, the manor of Chigwell Hall
in the forest of Waltham, of Manoke; the manor of Edmonton, Middx.
[of Edw. North and Wm. Brown]. (fn. 7) He has repaired the tower of London;
new made the Mary Rosse, the Peter Powngarnerd, the Lyon, the
Katheryn Galye, the Barke, the Mynyon, the Swepestake. The manor of
Coggeshall and Esterforde purchased of Mr. Sowthwell. He has purchased
woods beside Portsmouth in Hampshire sufficient for the new making of the
Henry Grace a Dew and the Gret Galye; lands in Lee beside Eltham Park,
purchased of Barett; 1,000 new bows bought and made within the Tower.
He, with a great and chargeable train, passed the seas in person to Calais
and Boulogne. He has newly builded Hampton Court; the place at Westminster with the tennis plays and cockfight, and walled the park with a
sumptuous wall; and St. James in the Fields, a magnificent and goodly
house. He has purchased the manors of Donnyngton, Ewelme, Hoknorton,
and other, of the duke of Suffolk. He has made a great deal of new ordnance
of brass here in England. He has newly edified a great part of the walls of
Calais. He has newly made a quantity of new ordnance in Calais. He has
most costly wars in Scotland, and has had great wars in Ireland. He has
borne most costly charge at the coronation of queen Anne. He has maintained the great and sumptuous house of the lady Catharine Dowager. [He
has also maintained a great and sumptuous house of the lady Mary. (fn. 8) ]|
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 4.
|1232. Robert Sherborne, Bishop of Chichester.|
|Harl. MS. 604, f. 28. B. M.||The sum of the inventory of Robt. Sherborne, late bishop of
|Plate, 243l. 18s. 5d. Chapel stuff, 6l. 1s. 5d. Bedding, 6l. 15s. 6d.
Apparel, 21l. 9s. 9d. Debts which he counteth desperate, and others
826l. 8s. 8½d. Total, 1,117l. 18s. 3½d.|
|1233. Sir Thomas Elyot to Cromwell.|
|R. O.||I remembered what you had said to me at the Rolls. I have been
employed in surveying certain monasteries, and should be glad to have my
poverty and my charges relieved out of the suppressed lands or by pension.
I would have waited upon you, but found you much occupied. Let me
know if I shall attend you to the Court.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
|1234. The Prior of Lenton to Cromwell.|
|R. O.||Whereas I have a promotion to the priory of Lenton, near Nottingham, through your favor, which is not of so clear state as I thought my
predecessor had left it; I desire your favor to my poor house. And whereas
I granted to Mr. Richard to your use 100l.; I beg you will take 60l. and
remit the rest till Martinmas. This year is very dear, but I must keep up
hospitality, and in default of this charity I must seek aid in London of some
merchant, which would be to my great hindrance. I have accomplished
your pleasure touching the cell of Keyrsall, in Lancashire. I beseech I
may have your favor concerning two young men in our religion at Lenton.
All my brethren, except four or five, are very impotent, and of great age,
and request your favor that they may continue in their religion.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
|1235. John Hoigekyn to Cromwell.|
|R. O.||Please remember Dr. Hogekyn, late provincial of the Black Friars
in the town of Sudbury, who is in much poverty. He has made suit to you
many times, and without your help will never be able to do service in the
administration of the Word of God, nor to the common utility of Christ's
Church. Consider how that a man in favor with the world hath many
friends, but me depressed none or few. He has long waited to know your
pleasure, and has always been a loyal subject to the King. The Lord
Chancellor can inform you of this petition. Signed.: Jon Hoigekyn, &c.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
|1236. Memorandum by the Duke of Norfolk.|
|R. O.||"Item. The priory of nuns of Bongay, 60l.|
|"Item. The priory of canons of Wodebrige, 50l.|
|"Item. I had the possession of Bongay at Saint Andrew tide last past,
and not one nun left therein." Before it was suppressed I showed the King
and Mr. Secretary that the nuns would not abide in the house; "so, the
house being void, I, as founder, lawfully entered thereunto."|
|Item. About Twelfth-tide last I laid out 30l. for payment of the debts of
Wodebrige, and had their convent seal to have the house suppressed to mine
use, and to this I made his Highness privy.|
|"Item. The Act of Parliament in Ireland (fn. 9) hath taken fro me the county
of Carlaghe, which is come to me by inheritance, and for the manors of
Olde Rosse, Dorbas Islond, and Fasaghe of Bentre, my lord of Ossory took
the same in farm of me for 40l. a year, and at the time of the rebellion I
was peaceably possessed of the castle of Carlaghe Balysax and all the lands
belonging to them."|
In Norfolk's hand, p. 1.
|1237. Henry VIII. to the Lords of the Clergy in Ireland.|
611, f. 28.
|Thanks them for the grant of a certain yearly and continual rent of
the 20th of their promotions, benefices, and possessions (28 Hen. VIII. c. xiv.)|
Copy, p. 1. Headed, Anno 1535.
|1238. List of Monasteries in England of a less yearly value
than 200l., with the yearly value of each. (fn. 10) |
|Cleop. E. iv.|
290 b. B. M.
|Yorkshire.—Holy Trinity; St. Andrew's by York; nuns of St. Clement; nuns of Apulton; Halough park; Synnythwayte; Woderhall (cell);
cell of St. Martin's by Richmond; cell of St. Mary Magdalen by Lincoln;
cell of St. Bee's, Cumberland; Drax; nuns of Arthyngton; nuns of Essholth;
nuns of Hampall; cell of Bamburgh; cell of Skekyrke; cell of Hyrste in the
Isle of Axholme; nuns of Kyrkeleys; nuns of Ardern; Gramonte; nuns
of Dasedale (Basedale); nuns of Handale or Gryndale; Marten; nuns of
Thyrkehed; nuns of Molsbye; nuns of Swyna; nuns of Kelyng; Master of
Order of St. Gilbert; Carthusian priory, [Hull]; Waurter; Haltempryce;
Ellerton; Fryrelye (Ferriby); Noneborneholme; nuns of Wylberforse;
Salley; Oldemaleton; Yedyngham; Rosedale. Total for Yorkshire,
2,565l. 13s. 9½d.|
London and Middlesex.—Elsyngspetyle; nuns of Stratford at Bowe;
nuns of Kylborne. Total, 368l. 12s. 1d.
Worcestershire.—Whyston; Avecote, Warw.; cell of Malvern; Lesser
Malvern; nuns of Cokehyll; nuns of Westwode. 286l. 6s. 11½d.
Herefordshire.—Monmouth; Flarsford; Acornebury; Mormesley (sic.
Wormesley); Clyfford; Dore; nuns of Lynebroke. 403l. 4s. 2½d.
Somerset.—St. John Baptist, Wells; Mynchynbarowe; Worsespryng;
Bryggewater; Canyngton; Clyve; Berlyche; Dunester. 603l. 1s.
Leicester.—Kyrkeby Kelers (sic for Bellers); Olveston; Bradeley; Garradon; Ulvescrofte; Gracydewe; Langley; Bredone. 713l. 19s. 8½d.
Wilts.—Kynton; Stanley; Ferley; Lacok; St. Margaret's Marlborough;
Holy Trinity, Eston; Ederos; Maydenbradeley. 902l. 3s. 6½d.
Bishopric of Llandaff.—St. Mary's, Nethe; Morgan; Evenny; St. Mary's
"de Gracia Dei"; cell of Malpas, near Newport; "Lanternensis"; Uske;
Chepstow. 589l. 18s. 6d.
Southants.—St. Mary's, Winchester; Motteshunt; Bremer Canonicorum;
Leto Loco (Netley); St. Denis; Quarre. 773l. 12s. 10d.
Herts.—Hertford; Mounketon; Belvere; Hattefeld; Byngham; cells of
St. Alban's; nuns of St. Giles "in Bosco" (Flamsted); Wymondley; New
Byggyng, Hitchin; Royston; nuns of Chesthunt. 619l. 11s. 6¾d.
Staffordshire.—Tudbury; Rocester; Croxden; nuns of Brewod; Hulton; Trentham; St. Thomas the Martyr, Stafford; St. Wolphei, Stone;
Renton; St. Mary Broke, Rutland. 976l. 3s. 5¾d.
Essex.—Hattefeld Regis; Tyltey; Donemowe; Threnchale; Byerden;
Hednyngham Castell; St. Botulph's near Colchester; Colne; Bylegh;
Prytelwell; Lyeghes. 1,255l. 5s. 10d.
Bishopric of Durham.—Cells of Fynchekatte (Finchale); Jerrowe;
Wermoueth; Holy Island; Fanelond; Letham; and Stamford; nuns of
Nesseham. 343l. 12s. 9d.
St. Asaph's.—Basyngwerk; Conwey; Valle Crucis; Strata in Marcella;
nuns of Wanligan. 588l. 19s. 1d.
Westmoreland.—Shappe. 154l. 17s. 11d.
Lancaster.—Burscoght. 85l. 7s. 6d.
Norfolk.—Langley; nuns of Carowe; Thetford; nuns of Thetford;
Bokenham; Wenlyng; Bromeholme; Hykelyng; Yngham; Beeston;
Wabborne; Horsham St. Faith; Kockesforth; Shuldeham; Marham Barbara; Warmound; Hempeton; Pentus (Pentney) and Wormegay; nuns of
Blaburgh; nuns of Crabehouse; nuns of Flytteham. 1,582l. 13s. 11¾d.
Newcastle-on-Tyne.—Newminster in Northumberland; Alnewyke; nuns
of Holyscombe; Brekenborne; nuns of Tynemouth; Hexham; Alba Lundy;
Ovyngham, cell of Hexham. 580l. 4s. 10d.
Carlisle.—St. Mary Magdalene, Lanercost; Armethua. 96l. 10s. 7d.
Huntingdonshire.—Monasterium sive fratrum canonicorum; Hynchynbroke; Stoneley; Sawtre. 391l. 19s. 1¾d.
Dorset.—Byndon. 147l. 7s. 9½d.
Cambridge.—Chatteres; St. Clare of Dene; Fordan; Anglesey; Skelyngton; Saffam Bulbek. 546l. 13s. 10¾d.
St. David's.—Haverford; Pulla; cell of Cargayne; Strata Florea; Wanlleir
(Llanclere?); Dogmael; Brechon; Comehyre; Alba Landa; Karmerdyn;
Talley; Kyrkewelly. 1,039l. 9s. 4d.
Sussex.—Mychelham; Hestyng; Tortyngton; Durford; Shuldebrede;
Estebourne. 488l. 6s. 1¼d.
Notts.—Newstead; Felley; Bella Valla; Shelford; Rufford; Blythe;
Mattersey; Wollyngwell; cell at Capell; Brodeham. 1,003l. 14s. 3½d.
Cornwall.—St. John Baptist, Helston; Tywardreth. 136l. 5s. 7d.
Lincolnshire.—St. Katharine's; Swyneshed; Tupholme; Styxwold;
Markeby; Hageneby; Leybourne; Grenefeld; Louthparke; Alvyngham;
Nunormesby; Humberstone; Newsted near Axholme; Estam; Newsom;
nuns of Nunncotton; Irford; Scaynefeld; Syxhyll; Bolyngton; Thorkessey;
nuns of Fosse; nuns of Hevynges; Thorneholme; nuns of Thoykewell
Vaudey (Valla Dei); SS. Peter and Paul; Bryggend; Newstede near
Staunford; Newboo; Belvoir (Bello vero); Kynne; Haverholme; Cateley;
Noton Parke; nuns of St. Michael near Stamford. 3,062l. 8s. 0½d.
Beds.—Caldewell; Busshemade; Harwold; Bosco. 336l. 16s. 5½d.
Bishopric of Bangor.—St. Mary's, Bradesey; Kymmer; Siriolis; Bethkylhert. 207l. 16s. 2d.
Northants.—St. Mary's, Fynneshed; nuns of Ruthwell; St. James; nuns
near Northampton; Sewley; Asshebye; Chacum; nuns of Catesby.
694l. 16s. 1¾d.
Gloucestersh.—Flaxley; St. Oswold's, Gloucester; Lanthony prima.
245l: 10s. 9½d.
Berks. — Hurley; Donyngton; Burneham; Ankerwyke; Murresley;
Sneshall; Byttellesdon; Lavenden; Little Marlow; Medmenham;
504l. 17s. 6d.
Devonshire.—St. Nicholas, Exeter; prioress of St. Katharine, Polslowe;
St. Mary's, Canoneley; prioress of Frethylstoke; prioress of St. Mary
Magdalene, Bramstapoll; Pylton; Corneworthye; prioress of St. Mary's,
Tetton. 1,003l. 17s.
Archdeaconry of Richmond.—St. Agatha, Yorks.; Egleston; nuns of
Maryk; Eversham; nuns of Ellerton; St. Robert's; Knavesburgh; nuns of
Nonemonketon; St. Mary's, Cokersoud; Kauder; nuns of Seton; Conyngeshed; Tertmell (sic, Cartmell). 894l. 17s. 3½d.
Derbysh.—Dale; Bredeshall Park; Kingsmead (De Pratis Domini Regis);
Ryppyngdone; Gresley. 323l. 10s. 5d.
Suffolk.—Gye; Redlyngfeld; Ixworthe; St. Olave's, Heryngflete; Campesey; Wodebrydge; Lethryngham; Lyston; Wangford; Blyburghe;
Brusyed; Flyxston; Gypwycy. 1,136l. 14s. 3d. 1½q.
Surrey.—Waverley; Reygate; Tyturyge. 322l. 1s. 9¼d.
Warwick.—Charterhouse; Yerbury; Stanley; Makestok; Avecote; nuns
of Pollesworthe; nuns of Hennewode; Holy Sepulchre, Warwick: Studeley;
Alcetour; nuns of Wroxall: nuns of Pynley. 951l. 9s. 5d.
Oxfordsh.—Rewly; Dorchester; Goryng; Stodeley; Bruerne; Clatercote; Wroxton; Burchester. 902l. 3s. 2½d.
Bucks.—Byttellesden; Lavenden; Burneham; Little Marlowe; Medmenham; Snelshall; Aylesbury; St. Margaret's; Ankerwyke. 386l. 13s. 6¾d.
Kent.—St. Gregory's, Canterbury; St. Radgund; nuns of the Holy
Sepulchre; Bylsyngton; Combewell; nuns in Sheppey. 505l. 12s. 8d.
Cheshire. — Nuns at Chester; St. Mary's, Norton; Byrkehed.
337l. 18s. 10½d.
Total (added in a later hand), 29,041l. 0s. 3d. 2½ q. (fn. 11)
|1239. The Sub-Prior of Woburn.|
|Confession of Dan Raffe Woburn, sub-prior of Woburn, desiring
pardon for the scruples he had entertained about acknowledging the King
as Head of the Church, and his erroneous estimation of Mr. More and the
bishop of Rochester, whose death he a great while thought meritorious,
wishing he had died with them. Would have refused to swear the Supremacy, had not his father abbot, both by counsel and menaces to send him up
to the Council, changed his mind. Has been freed from many errors by
reading The Obedience of a Christian Man and The Glass of Truth. Confesses that he has preached many times without declaring the Supremacy,
until rebuked for it by Ric. Newporte, one of the fathers of the house, and
warned of his danger, when he for some time left off preaching altogether.
Reports also a conversation with Sir William, chaplain of Woburn town,
who denied the authority of the bishop of Rome, but on the writer asking
him by whose authority he had left his friar's coat and become a priest,
acknowledged that it was by that of the bishop of Rome, adding, "Well,
he hath had authority here, and perhaps shall have when you shall not say
nay." Heard Dan Laurence, the sexton, say that when he was first sworn,
for the multitude of swearers he could not lay his hand on the book, and so
thought himself free, though he had signed "the carte of profession;" and
by report of Dan Rob. Saleford, the said brother has said he had not sworn
to the Supremacy. Begs that he may be allowed to put away all tokens of
the authority of Rome, and have the common vesture of the clergy.|
Pp. 12. Endd.: Junii. Several passages marked, in another hand,
"M." for "Memorandum."
xxviii. 54. B. M.
|1240. Wardrobe Stuff.|
|"A viewe taken by . . . . . . [War]derobe the xxvi. day . . . . . .
of the raigne of . . . . . . . . Henrye the VIIIth. . . . . . . . . Highnes
and to . . . . . . . . . . singular suche stuf . . . . . . . . . daie and yere
at the house . . . . . . . . . and delivered to the custodie . . . . . . . . . .
Edmonde Harman, nowe kepe[r] . . . . ."|
|Hangings. Tapestry of bay . . . Octavian, &c. Verdures with beasts
and trees. Saye for five chambers, yellow and blue. Saye for the parlour,
the hall, the chapel, and another chamber; and window curtains.|
|Table and cupboard carpets, some ornamented with the King's arms, roses
and fleur de lys; 2 close stools, covered with crimson velvet and purple saye;
a timber chair, covered with purple, yellow, and tawny satin; 28 cushions of
satin figure, tapestry wrought with Mr. Norris' arms, needlework, &c.;
2 down beds, 11 feather beds, 16 pillows, 4 quilts. Canopies and other
apparel for beds, of red camlet, red Turkey satin, red tynsyn and blue satin,
embroidered with H. and N.; cloth of gold and silver, with white and
purple satin, embroidered with letters of black velvet, with a heart burning
in the fire, and a hand coming out of a cloud with a waterpot to slake the
said fire; and other stuff; with 6 trussing bedsteads of wainscot, gilt and
painted; 16 counterpoints of red fryse, verdours with beasts and other
devices, and tapestry; 4 pr. of fustians, 29 pairs of sheets of Holland cloth,
24 pillowberes, a diaper coverpane, wrought with gold and fringed with gold
|'Tables' (i.e. pictures): Our Lady and her Son. Embroidered, a naked
woman, and a man with a dagger; Lucryse; a naked man and a naked
woman; Our Lady, and the Angels crowning her.|
|A pair of tables painted and covered with glass, with men of glass;
ivory and steel comb cases, with combs, scissors, and razors; 2 candle
Chapel Stuff.— Crimson velvet vestment embroidered with Jesus
and M., a printed parchment mass book, and a superaltare.
|A great standard, a Flanders coffer, &c.; chamber stuff and kitchen
stuff. Signed E. H.|
|Stuff also at the little park at Windsor, viewed by "the said Edw.
|Apparel of a bed of white and purple sarcenet, a trussing bedstead, a
counterpoint of verdures with large flowers, B. and N., and birds; a hanging
of saye for the new parlour; sheets, &c.|
Pp. 22. Mutilated. Endd.: A booke . . . . . howse a . . . . .
|R. O.||1241. The King's Game in Hampshire.|
|Articles alleged against Wm. Holles, one of the justices of peace
in co. Southampton [by] John Coke, ranger and principal foster of the
King's forest of Westbere.|
|1. Holles caused Robert Coke, under-keeper, to bring him deer. 2. He
has maintained Robt. Coke in stealing the King's game after he was bound
to good behaviour. 3. He caused the tenants of Aschly to rescue certain
"rother" beasts from the King's pound in the forest of Westbere on
14 June and 3 July 27 Hen. VIII. 4. He caused the tenants to take
the horses of John Coke out of his pasture, which is his by patent of the
late lord Burgevenny, and when he went to Aschly to seek them on 8 July
he was assaulted and his servant hurt by Holles' commandment. 5. When
Robt. Coke and the tenants were indicted Holles gave evidence against the
King and threatened the jury. 6. Holles wrongfully delivered the sheep
of the tenants of Aschly which were pounded at Winchester for pasturing
in the said forest. 7. He commands the tenants of Aschly wrongfully to
put their "rother" beasts in the forest where they have no common, and
then commands the keeper to pound them. 8. He granted copy of the
copyhold of the said John Coke to Robt. Coke, and to cover his wrongful
malice embezzled the original parchment roll. 9. He oppresses poor tenants
for bribes. 10. He persuades persons to take warrants of peace from him
upon a little displeasure and allures the party that the peace is taken of
to take his supersedeas, and takes 2s. 6d. from each. 11. He receives from
the tenants of Aschly for wrongful maintenance of them "the last day of
May last the xviijth (xxviij) year" of the King a bagged doe which was
taken from John Coke's office.|
Large paper, pp. 2. Endd.
|R.O.||1242. Officers in Wales.|
|A list of fees of officers in Iskennan and Kidwelly, in Wales, with
the following note in the margin:—"These be the fees of such officers
which be made under me, for whom I am answerable."|
P. 1. The following memoranda are endorsed in Cromwell's hand:—
|"The Charters of liberties.|
|"Midd. St. John's Jerusalem, in England.|
|"Collegium de Eton."|
|R. O.||1243. The Marches of Wales.|
|Instructions given by Robert Salesbury to Thomas Crumwell,
Secretary and Councillor of the King, of certain things which he wishes to
be examined by the Commissioners in the Welsh Marches.|
|1. That Sir Edward Johnes, clk., has held fermes and tackes worth 20l.
yearly, for a term of years and for life, ever since the making of the statute
to the contrary, so that 2,000l. and above is forfeited to the King.|
|2. He rears cattle and sheep and sells them, with milk, butter, and cheese,
to the yearly value of 20l.|
|3. He tills other lands, and sells corn to a similar amount.|
|4. He farms the vicarage of Llaynsse of the vicar for 5l., its yearly value
being 20l., and he being beneficed to the amount of 100 marks.|
|5. He and his brother Robert have taken stuff worth 20l. from Ruthyn
Castle since the King bought it, and have allowed others to take lead, iron,
and timber worth 500 marks.|
|6. He cut down 500 oaks, worth 100 marks, in the lordship of Ruthyn.|
|7. He and his brethren have succoured outlaws and murderers.|
|8. "The said Edward Thelwall" (fn. 12) and his brother John, the King's
attorneys, compounded with two murderers, by which the King lost 200
marks, and are guilty of other extortions and wrongs.|
Pp. 2. Endd.
|Harl. MS. 368, f. 178. B. M.||1244. County of Montgomery.|
|Articles and petitions made by Sir Ric. Herbert, John Corbet,
Humfrey Lloyd, John Clon, Reynold William, and Mathew Price, in the
name of the King's subjects and tenants, in the counties and lordships
marchers, lately appointed by statute (fn. 13) to be the shire of Montgomery, to the
King's Commissioners in the marches of Wales.|
|1. For divers reasons desire land now divided by gavelkind to be feesimple and inheritable by the common law of England. 2. That the sheriff
may be removable yearly, and that they may do their suit royal at the
sheriffs' turns, and also the reeves of townships, and that they may be discharged of the leets used in every lordship. 3. That all pleas may be held
before the King's justices, as in North Wales, and that the lords marchers
may only have the jurisdiction of a court baron. They desire to be immediate subjects of the King, as they have hitherto been under the oppression
of their lords without certain laws, but only unwritten customs interpreted
at the lord's will. 4. They do not desire to be put to mayneprise, as in
North Wales. 5. They complain of the issue of writs of subpæna, and
desire that such suits may be heard by the King's Commissioners in the
Marches. They desire to be acquitted of arrears to the King for excessive
fines, which can never be paid. Will give the King such sum as is possible.
7. The disposition of the lords and officers was to nourish thieves, &c. for
the sake of fines and escheats. Beg the Commissioners to commend their
petition to the King.|
Later copy. Pp. 3. Endd.
|R. O.||1245. Priory of Bradwell.|
|A catalogue of documents, entitled "Notes of certain evidences
concerning the priory of Bradwell." The documents are almost all deeds
of gift to the monastery, of which the effective clauses are quoted.|
|R. O.||1246. Carmarthen Priory.|
|Considerations for the priory of Caermerdin, in South Wales.|
|1. At the first survey for the tenth the prior returned the yearly value as
209l. It was presented as being under 200l. by the fault of the Commissioners. 2. Beside the twelve canons, whereof four died but lately, there
are daily and commonly found by the said priory about 80 persons. 3. The
house is well builded and in good repair. 4. As to the behaviour of the
brethren, they refer to the report of the country and the Commissioners.
5. The priory stands in Caermerdin, a notable market town and common
thoroughfare, and a great number of people have their meat and drink in
the said house. 6. As there is but little good lodging for noblemen resorting
to these parts on the King's or other business, the house is an open lodging
for all such. 7. Hospitality is daily kept for poor and rich, which is a great
relief to the country, being poor and bare. 8. Weekly alms is given to 80
poor persons, which, if the house were suppressed, they would want. These
charges are maintained more by the good husbandry and provision of the
house than by its revenues, which stand mostly in spiritualties. 9. When
Henry VII. came to this country the prior made a new lodging for him,
which is meet for the King or the Prince if they happen to come to those
parts. 10. Strangers and merchantmen resorting to those parts are honestly
received and entertained, whereby they are the gladder to bring their commodities to that country. The king of Portugal thanked the house under
his great seal for entertaining his merchants.|
P. 1. Headed: To the King's highness. Endd.
|1247. Sibton Abbey.|
|Names of the abbot and monks of Sybton, Suffolk, of the order of
Cistercians:—William Flatbury, abbot, Robt. Sabyn alias Bongay, prior,
John Fawkon, and five others.|
|Things to be obtained and purchased for the said abbot:—Of the VicarGeneral, a commission to some person in this country to take his resignation,
a capacity to change his habit, a capacity to take two benefices with cure,
and a non-residence; of the Chancellor, a license to take two benefices with
cure and be non-resident.|
|For the monks, except Sabyn and Fawkon, capacities to change habit and
take each one benefice with cure. For Sabyn and Fawkon, a dispensation
for their obediences without changing their habits.|
P. 1. Endd.: The names of thabbot and monks of Sybton in Suff.
|R. O.||1248. Bittlesden Abbey.|
|Names of the late monks of Bittlesden, for the obtaining of their
capacities; viz., Ric. Grene, abbot, Ric. Benet, late abbot, Thomas Alkelond alias Tod, sub-prior and priest, and 11 other priests, each of whom has
In margin: Ordinis Cisterciensis. Below, in Wriothesley's hand:
"Master Townsende, I require you to make out dispensations for these
persons as shortly as you may conveniently."
P. 1. Endd.
|R. O.||1249. Cromwell's Memoranda. (fn. 14) |
|"The duke of Richmond, (fn. 15) the earls of Northumberland, Cumberland, 'Shrewsbury, and Westmoreland; lords Darcy, Dacre, Latymer, and
Conyers; the abbot of S. Mary and other abbots, and to every of them;
the dean of York, Sir John Nevell, Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Robt.
Constable, and other knts., and to every of them; Sir Wm. Gascoyne, Sir
Wm. Perpoynt, Sir John Berye, Sir Bryan Stapulton, and other knts. of
note, and to every of them. The duke of Richmond's Council.|
|"A placard for carts for his carriage by the way."|
In Cromwell's hand.
|R. O.||1250. A Catalogue of Books.|
|Headed: " Jesus."|
|Epistolæ 12 Episcopi Romani. Secunda pars Gulielmi Parisiensis. Holcote super Sententias. Opera Jacobi Almayn. Major in quartum Sententiarum. Sermones Odonis Parisiensis in Evangelia Dominicalia. Opera
Richardi de S. Victore. Prima pars Cronicæ Antonini, cum 2 et 3. Decretales epistolæ. Joannis de Turre Cremata. Petrus Martyr de Rebus
Oceanicis, &c. Opera Barnardi. Magister Sententiarum. Summa Prædicantium. Volateranus. Alvarus de Planctu Ecclesiæ. Dialogi Guliermi
Okcam. Cronica Albani. Sextus cum Clementinis. Polybius de Primo Bello
Punico. Leonardus Aretinus de Temporibus. Plutarchi Parallela. Holcot
super Proverbia. Opera quædam Durandi et Petri de Palude. Vitæ
Patrum. Cronicæ Gaguini. Joannis Rusborg de Ornatu Spiritualium
Nuptiarum. Fortalicium Fidei. Gaufridus Mon[u]m[e]tensis. Dictionarium Petri Bercharii, 3. Summa Anthonini, 4. Froserde, Gall. Boccasius
de Casu Principum, Gall. Duo volumina de Enguerran de Monstrelet, Gall.
Constitutiones Lynewodde. Ca[j]etanus super Secunda Secundæ Divi
Thomæ. Guiliermus Parisiensis et Hugo de S. Victore de Claustro Animæ.
Gregorius de Arimino super Sententias. Sermones quidam Divi Bernardi.
Bernardus super Cantica. Gabriel Biel in primum et secundum Sententiarum (bis). Sermones Thesauri de Sanctis. Præceptorium Joannis Nider
(bis). Legenda Sanctorum. Quæstiones de Temperantia. Major in quartum
Sententiarum. Gabriel Biel in 3 et 4 Sententiarum. Sermones Thesauri
de tempore. Antidotarium Animarum. Guiliermus Voralonii (?) super
quatuor libros Sententiarum. Dictionarium Ambrosii Calepinæ. Sermones
quadragesimales Leonardi de Utino. Exhortationes novitiorum. Colloquium Jesu cum puero, et Herbarium. Sermonum liber inscriptus Biga
Salutis. Sermones Jacobi de Voragine de Tempore et Sanctis. Breviarium
postillæ Fratris Philippi de Monte Calerio. Sermones Gabrielis Biel.
Spirensis de Festivitatibus Domini. Epistolæ aliquot Erasmi et aliorum
illustrium virorum. Sermones Menoti. Responsio Marco Grandevalli pro
tribus Magdalenis. Sphœra cum theorica et higino. Moralizationes Sacræ
Scripturæ. Theologia Naturalis. Prima Summæ S. Thomæ, cum prima
secundæ, et tertia parte Summæ; secunda secundæ deest. Prima et secunda
Scoti super Sententias. Quædam Fragmenta Ruperti in Schædis. Quarta
pars glossæ ordinariæ. Repertorium in opera Augustini juxta vetustam
Lat., in Dr. London's hand. Endd. in the same hand: Catalogus aliquot
|R. O.||1251. William Foster to [Cromwell].|
|I heartily thank your Mastership for your great goodness shown to
me "in the business that my lady of Rechforth, most special patroness of my
stody, traveled with you for me." A friar named Bassam obtained the
advowson of Sopham (Swaffham, Camb.), and got the nuns to seal it for a
friend of his. Then he got them to seal it in my lord of Hareford's name,
and brought it and others to my Lord, on condition he might have a small
benefice in our college, (fn. 16) whereof my Lord is provost. His Lordship arranged
that whoever took the college benefice should let him have it; on which a
master of ours, proposing change with the friar, took the college benefice and
agreed with him. But when Dr. Leght visited the nunnery he cancelled the
gift, suffering no one to meddle with it until the King's pleasure was known.
When he who held the benefice heard of this he gave up the title to me,
leaving me to obtain it as I could. My lord of Hareford will not seal it
until I obtain the college benefice for the friar. Begs his interference in his
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
|R. O.||1252. The Prior of Laund's (fn. 17) Complaint against Thomas Holt,
|That on 15 May last he compelled his wife at midnight to enter the
prior's bedroom in a house with which they were well acquainted, as they
were trusted with the keys and everything there. That when the prior was
awoke by the noise he saw Holt come into the room with a candle in one
hand and a naked sword in the other, and after swearing to put the prior to
death, asked what he would give him to save his life. "Wilt thou give me
100l. ?" and on the prior saying he had not so much to give, Holt sware,
blood and bones, he should die forthwith except he would put his signet to an
indenture he brought with him of two watermills, and an obligation to pay
100l. in event of failing to confirm the same by convent seal. Hereupon he
brought in one Thos. Brymston as a witness, and compelled the prior to
deliver the indenture and obligation. He then took the prior's porteus,
lying on a cupboard, and with his sword drawn compelled the prior to swear
by the contents of the book to pay him 40l. before Midsummer, and never
divulge what had happened.|
Pp. 2. Endd.
|R. O.||1253. Cowbridge (fn. 18) to —|
Begins: "Pleaseth you to understand of the man having the heart
suppressed with the mind in such wise it dulleth wit, so he must unload
and discharge the peril which he hath in the bearing thereof."
|The writer, who throughout calls himself "dull wit," complains in very
incoherent language of the conduct of the chapter of some cathedral who
had taken from him a rent, founded for the celebration of daily mass, and
applied it to the works of the church. Seems to say that he came to London
on the 9th April. Has lost wages, which John Marten had, of 10s. a year.
Speaks of "monasteries and nunneries in this realm."|
Ends: "Also if Mr. Speaker will nothing of him service accept, time
hath been he was content and never so well as now of dull wit he might
have pleasure. By Cowbredge laete provenge dull witt."
|Vit. B. xiv.|
12. B. M.
|1254. Foreign Policy.|
|"First . . . . . . . . . . . . . peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
comprehe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . comprehended with . . . . . . . . . . .
ally with him against the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that for a certainty at the
least not s . . . . . . . . any of them were allied with the King [against the]
Bishop, when either of them lust, they [might let him] slip for their advantage by colour of a [dispensation] from the Church of Rome, if there be no
be[tter surety of their] honesties than in their bands.|
|"Moreover, the Council is thereby more . . . . . . . . ye [yea?] and that
will be one of the capitulac[ions] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Again, the
French king seeing the Ki[ng] . . . . . . [by no] other means but by war
alo[ne] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the arrearages thereof . . .
. . . . . . . . persuasion to forbear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for contribution against the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m shall he have the
Emperor's request . . . . . . . . . allege it to be as well honest to forbear
[the] French king contributing against the Turcque, as making war against
him. And therein nother the one Prince nor the other shall lacke instigation
of the bishop of Rome, yea and that to deny it flat without any colour of
forbearing, and it shall be reputed to him not only worthy dispensation, but
merit to break alliegnes (sic) with the enemies of the Church of Rome.|
|"If they conclude peace, the King not comprehended (as the promise on
this side is contrary), then are all these things [lik]e to ensue, with
|"[If they] break into war, other the King shall join with one p[art]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If he . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . King shall have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . his wars
endure or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of joining with the Bishop against
. . . . . . . . . If he join with the one part, then . . . . . . . . . a war,
whereof he shall nother know . . . . . . . . the end.|
|"But if it be so thought that he must n[eeds join] with the one, then
must it be other with the Fr[ench king] or with the Emperor.|
|"If with the French king, then he must . . . . . . . peraventure also
sustain further charges [therein without] any great apparence of recompense
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . warre.|
|". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ne his merchants greatly . . . . . . . . . .
between the Flemings . . . . . .|
|"[If with the Emperor,] the French king other (either) shall have the
[better or] the worse.|
|"If the worse, beside the despair of the debt and the loss of the further
charge, the dishonor must be indifferent, and the mind of the adversary more
|"If he have the better, then having Milan and the Italians alway following
the most fortunate, he shall be of that greatness, ability, and reputation,
almost to give laws to his neighbours. Besides that of this victory, I see
neither what dominion may more amount to the King, nother that the King
desireth any that the Emperor hath.|
|"[I]tem, the French king having foot in Italy, shall be continually [more]
and move in the bishop of Rome's danger, being a ne . . . . . . . . . .|
|"If h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of entre . . . . . . . . . . . thende nor
the . . . . . . . . . . . . . that at the end thereof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
the more apparent the victory . . . . . . . . . . . more certain by reason of
the more con. . . . . . . war upon the Low Countries of Fra[nce] . . . . . .
Low Countries of Flanders.|
|"Item, the King likewise shall have his ma[rchaunts] . . . . that occupy
into France though the don . . . . . . . .|
|"Item, the joining should undoubtedly mak[e] . . . . . . whereby, if there
were no wiser man tha[n] . . . . . officers of this last year should be set
a . . . . . . . traitors to chastise enemies.|
|"Again the Emperor in this war . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e
worse although . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h the other part yet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emperor more than his . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . him no money, and yet . . . . . . . . . sustain the great and utter
. . . . . . he shall ever have Milan in his hand to make therewith appointment both for the King and him. If he have the better, me thinketh beside
the recompense of his charges, the payment of the arrearages and peradventure further commodity that may be treated shall amount to the King, yet
shall he have in the Emperor no exaltation whereby there might arise any
discord between them sithen there is nother debt nor dominion between them
|"If it be thought it should be the King's commodity to hold these Princes
in war, that cannot he long do [remainin]g neuter. And upon a peace
rising he being indifferent shall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . joining . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mine op[inion] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . he see the time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In this case yet I see not
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . have to nourish the war, joining . . . . . . . . . . . as
he may have joining with the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|
|"For besides the slipping of the French . . . . . . . advantage, which they
will always . . . . . . yet in the disposing of Milan the King . . . . . . .
stroke which may much make to his . . . . . . . Italy and disposing it from
the Frenchm[en] . . . . . . . never rest in peace by the desire they . . . . . .
And soever (sic) shall have in regard the . . . . . . . displeasure. Beside
that it is nev[er] . . . . . . him of too great a power at . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . the contynuance of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|
|"[As for a marria]ge for my lady Mary . . . . . . . think all the
potentates of [Christendom, those of Ita]ly except, would come into the
league [for the resc]use of that state so that nother themperor nor the
French king have it.|
|"If these practises come to pass of the Council, this will ensue, other by
reason of this war there shall be none, or else by the death of the Bishop, (fn. 19)
which is of an exceeding age, there shall be none. Or if it come hereafter
to purpose these alliances made, no doubt the King shall have a great consent
therein, and that that now at the first brunt can not be done time and
reputation shall peradventure bring to pass.|
|"I see not beside what doubt is of the Council on the [Kin]g's part,
whereby that should hold him from any profitable [and hono]rable alliance.
For besides that the alliance made here should . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . would . . . . . . . . . . . neverth[eless] . .
. . . . . . . enough to . . . . . . . . . . . . . any thing that . . . . .
. . . . . . . purposing by means of fr . . . . . . . . withdrawing some
smaller princes firs[t] . . . . . . points from the Bishop, rather at t . . . .
. . directly against the Emperor.|
|"For which purpose there is Mantua . . . . . . Urbine other about it or
already conspir . . . . . . Mantua other excommunicated by him or . . . . .
. . title of juspatronatus of an abbey in [the duchy] of Montferrat, for the
which he hath se[nt a] gentleman to excuse himself to the Emperor . . . .
. . obeying of the interdiction. Ferrara . . . . . . certain towns that the
Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . factus ex privato
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . And also Florence . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . to give to dymes to . . .
[wa]rre against the Turcque . . . . . . . . . . . . . were it so that he were
as willing . . . . . . . . we of the Bishop's authority as the King could
desire of him, yet can he enterprise nothing against him.|
|"For first, he should provoke him plainly to join with his enemy, whereby
might ensue to him the loss of Italie. Another thing, and that greater, is
that these his countries are so superstitious, so pestered with friars, monks,
and priests, and that in such reputation that God unneth could drive it out
of their heads, except he would knock them on the heads with stones.
These border upon France, ready people to murmur, and lying as they do,
might with [sli]ght occasion be solicited to commotions, which could not
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bes[ides] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . his co
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . persuaded . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . from them. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the
Nuncio suspect . . eh . . . . . . might touch them. Wherein they hav[e]
. . . . . . . . readiest way to rule the Emperor, and t . . . . . . . suasions
against their purpose that can . . . . . . . . . is a Black friar in great
credit with . . . . . . . . these pillars could not suborn him and . . . . . . . .
for their instrument they had little wit."|
|Calig. E. I.|
135. B. M.
|1255. Instructions to —.|
|It shall be declared to the French ambassador that the King ("la
[Majesté ?] du Roy") has determined to write to his agents in France his
conversation with the said ambassador [concerning] this overture of marriage,
to which he is very well inclined, both from his zeal for universal peace and
the love he bears to the French king, to whose benefit the affair will redound.
As he has been asked to consent to inquire the Emperor's pleasure, he
is content that it should be proposed to the Emperor in the presence of the
ambassadors resident with him. He will even, if desired, allow his ambassadors to take the lead in proposing it to the Emperor, and he will write
accordingly to his ambassador resident with the Emperor that he will be glad
to employ his daughter thus for the common good of Christendom, in order
that the Emperor may consent thereto. And whereas this marriage will be
a certain means to bring back Milan into the possession of the King, his
good brother, which otherwise could not easily be done without war, the
King's Commissioners shall ask the French ambassador what return their
master will make. "Et s[ur ce] . . . . . . capituler sur les deux points que
le [Roy son bon frère a] parcy devant promyz par sa propre lettre . . . . . .
de sa propre main, emporté autant et . . . . . . en estoit desja capitulée,
sauf telles circ . . . . . . . requises pour en fair traicté comme le Roy
des . . . . . ."|
|One point is that the French king shall make no treaty without including
the King as principal contrahent. The other is that neither he nor any of
his kingdom shall be present at the Council, "dont levesque de Rome a fait
l[indication, ni] a aulcun aultre concile qui par luy ou ses s[uccesseurs
seront] indict cy apres, mais plustost le refuser . . . . . . a quelque bon
franc et libre concile general . . . . . . . . par lesdits sires Roys, l'empereur
et aultres prin[ces, pour que] les abuz puissent estre reformez."|
|The Commissioners may [discuss] the other points, but suspend their
decision till the King's pleasure be known.|
Fr., mutilated, pp. 2.
|1256. Grants in June 1536.|
|1. John Clopton and Elizabeth his wife
and Francis Clopton. Licence to alienate
the manor of Newenton Belhouse, Kent, to
Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary.
Westm., 1 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 3, m. 32.|
|2. Sir Hen. Parker lord Morley. Grant
of the offices of chief steward of the manor
or lordship, master of the hunt of deer of
the whole forest, and keeper of the park of
Hatfeld Regis, Essex, parcel of the honor
of Beaulieu, with the usual fees of 2d. a day
as keeper, and the herbage, &c., and an
annuity of 40s. in the same office. Westm.,
31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 3 June.—
Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|3. Wm. Corfe. Grant of two messuages,
one cottage, 30 acres of land, 8 acres of
meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Yardley,
Wore., in the King's hand by the death of
Hen. Page, who lately held the same, whereof
Th. Wood, of Yardley, the King's native of
blood belonging to the manor of Yardeley
while he lived, was seized in his demesne as
of fee, and which came to the King's hands
because the said Thomas is the King's
native as aforesaid by virtue of an inquisition taken at Droytwiche, Worc., 21 Sept.
4 Hen. VIII., before John Washburn, then
escheator in said co. Westm., 31 May
28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. No date of delivery.
—S.B. Del. Westm., 5 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Endd.: Expedit' apud Westm., ultimo Maii
anno R.R. Henrici octavi xxviiio. Per
Godsalve. Pat. p. 1, m. 24, undated.|
|4. Sir Edw. Sainctmayr (Seymour).
Patent of creation as viscount Beauchamp,
with 20 marks a year. —S.B. Del. Terling,
5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.|
|5. Sir Edw. Seymour, viscount Beauchamp. Grant of the manors of Brodeton,
Sherston, and Ambresburye, Wilts, and the
hundreds of Ambresburye, Wynterbourne,
and Alleworthbury, Wilts, and all lands,
&c. in those places belonging to the said
manors and hundreds; to hold to the said
Edward and the heirs male of his body
by dame Anne his wife, with remainder.
Westm., 6 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 7 June.
—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 9.|
|6. Sir Edw. Seymer, viscount Beauchamp. Grant in tail male of the site,
ground, &c. of the late priory of Holy
Trinity, Eston, Wilts, dissolved by parliament; and all messuages, &c., within the
circuit; the manors of Eston, Froxfeld, and
Grafton, Wilts, the rectories of the parish
churches of Estonne, Froxfeld, Stapleford,
and Tydcombe, and the advowsons of the
churches and vicarages thereof, the manors,
messuages, &c. in the vills, parishes, and
hamlets of Eston, Froxfelde, Stapleford,
Tydcombe, and Grafton, Milton, Wyke, and
Puttale, and elsewhere in said co., lately
belonging to the said priory, as enjoyed by
Hen. Bryan, late prior, in right of the said
priory on the 4 Feb. last, which came into
the King's hands by virtue of the Act
27 Hen. VIII. Also the manor of Corseley,
Wilts, parcel of the lands of the late priory
of Studley, Oxon, dissolved by parliament;
and all messuages, &c. thereto belonging in
Corseley; in the same manner as Mary
Baynbrig, the late prioress, held the same.
Also the manor of Monketon, Wilts, parcel
of the lands of the late priory of Farleygh,
Wilts, dissolved by parliament; and all
messuages, lands, &c. of the said late priory
in Monketon, in the same manner as Lewis
Breknok alias Millen, prior, held the
same on the 4 Feb. last. Also all messuages, lands, &c. in Tudworth, Wilts,
parcel of the lands of the late priory of
Mayden Bardley, Wilts, now dissolved by
the said Act, in the same manner as Ric.
Jenyns the prior held the same on the 4 Feb.
last; with all court leets, views of frankpledge, &c. in the above possessions.|
|(2.) Also grant in tail male to the said
Edward and dame Anne his wife, of the
manors of Barwyk, Basset, Richardston,
Langden, Mydgehall, Studley, and Costowe,
Wilts; parcel of the lands late of the abbey
of Stanley, Wilts; and all messuages, lands,
&c. in those places, as fully as Th. Calne
alias Morley the abbot held the same on the
4 Feb. last; the site, ground, &c. of the
late priory of Farlegh, Wilts; the church,
bell tower, and churchyard of the same
priory; all messuages, &c. within and without the enclosure and circuit of the said
late priory; and the manors of Farlegh,
Chippenham, Thornehill, and Brome, Wilts;
and the advowson of the parish church of
Farlegh, and all messuages, lands, &c. of the
said late priory in Farlegh, Chippenham
Thornehill, and Brome, as fully as the said
Lewis Breknok enjoyed the same on the
4 Feb. last. Also the manors of Erchefounte and Alcanings, Wilts; parcel of the
lands of the late abbey of St. Mary, Winchester, likewise dissolved; the rectory of
the parish church of Erchefounte and the
advowson of the parish church of Alcanings, and the advowsons of the churches
of Erchefount and Alcanings, and all messuages, lands, &c., in those places, parcel of
the said late abbey, as fully as Eliz. Shelley
the abbess held the same on the 4 Feb. last;
with all views of frankpledge, court leets,
&c. in the above possessions.|
|To hold the possessions in the 1st paragraph to the said Edward and the heirs male
of his body by the said dame Anne; with
remainder to the heirs male of his body by
future wife, at the rent of 7l. 16s. 2d.;
and those in the second paragraph to the
said Edward and Anne and heirs male of
the body of the said Edward by the said
Anne; with remainder in default of such
issue to the heirs male of the body of the
said Edward by any future wife; with remainder in default of such issue to the
heirs female of the said Edward, at rent
34l. 16d. Westm., 6 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 7 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.|
|7. Res Mauncell, knight of the Royal
Body. To be chamberlain of co. Chester.
Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. No date of
delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5. Undated.|
|8. Urian Brereton, a page of the Privy
Chamber. Grant of 4 messuages and 200
acres of land in Chorleton, Hampton, and
Shokelich, Cheshire, lately belonging to the
inheritance of Edw. Ap Howell, and granted
by patent to Wm. Brereton, late a page of
the Privy Chamber, in the King's hands
by the death of the said William, late
attainted of high treason. Westm., 8 June
28 Hen. VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S.
Pat. p. 4, m. 5. Undated.|
|9. Ralph Worseley. Grant of the office
of comptroller of the records of pleas, fines,
and other processes before the justices or
their lieutenants, in cos. Chester and Flint,
the chamberlain of Chester, the escheator
in co. Chester, the escheator in co. Flint and
his deputy, and the sheriffs of said cos. and
their deputies or under-sheriffs. Westm.,
28 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 8 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 24.|
|10. John Harford, a yeoman of the Crown.
Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown,
as enjoyed by John Sowthwall, deceased.
Greenwich, 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.|
|11. Th. Crumwell, the King's chief
secretary. Grant of the offices of chief
steward, receiver, and bailiff of the manor or
lordship of Wrytle, Essex, and keeper (with
the herbage and pannage,) of Writle Park;
with stated fees; on surrender of patent
14 Oct. 20 Hen. VIII., granting the same
to Sir Th. Cheynye, knight of the Royal
Body. Westm., 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
9 June.—Pat. p. 1, m. 14.|
|12. Bishopric of Norwich. Assent to
the election of Wm. Reppes, S.T.P., abbot
of the Benedictine monastery of Hulme,
Norwich dioc., as bishop, vice Ric. Nyck,
deceased. Greenwich, 6 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 9 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
|13. Ric. Yarowe, officer of the King's
Pantry. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. out of
issues of co. Denbygh, marches of Wales.
Greenwich, 4 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 9 June—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.|
|14. Edm. Pekham, the King's cofferer.
Lease of the manors of Aldeford, Echels,
and Alderlegh, Cheshire, with lands, &c.
thereto belonging, in co. Flint, with advowsons, free chapels, wards, marriages, &c.,
which were lately held by grant of the King
for life by Wm. Brereton, now deceased, and
came to the King's hands by the attainder
of the said William; for the term of 30
years, at the annual rent of 100l. Also
grant to the said Edmund of the office of
steward of the manor of Londondale, Cheshire,
formerly belonging to Fran. Lovell, attainted,
which came to the hands of King Hen. VII.,
and was granted by the present King to the
said William, and an annuity or annual rent
of 5l. issuing from the said manor, with
power to distrain for the same; with the
government, attendance, and conduct of all
the King's tenants in the said manor, to serve
the King in war under his safe-conduct;
and with the same emoluments, &c. as enjoyed by the said William or Sir Ralph
Egerton in the said office. Westm., 31 May
28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Del. 9 June.—Pat.
p. 1, m. 23.|
|15. Wm. Chaundeler, S.T.B. Licence
to hold along with the parish churches of
Thurcaston, Sowthkilworth, and Breylisforth, of the dioceses of Linc. and Cov. and
Lich., respectively, which he now holds by
dispensations, a fourth cure or otherwise
incompatible benefice. Westm., 8 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 28.|
|16. Chr. Coo. To be bailiff and keeper
of the manor of Gaywood, Norf., bailiff of
the liberty of the town of Bishops Lynne
and keeper of the gaol or house in the said
town called "le Stewerdshall," parcel of the
lands of the bishopric of Norwich, given to
the King by Act of Parliament; with wages
as bailiff of the manor, of 4d., keeper of
the same, 2d., bailiff of the town, 4d., and
keeper of the gaol and house, 6d. per day.
—S.B. Endd.: 10 June 28 Hen. VIII.|
|17. Sir Piers Dutton. To be ranger of
the forest of Dalamere, alias of La Mere,
Cheshire, with fees of 4l. 11s. 3d. a year out
of the issues of co. Chester. Westm.,
2 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|18. Sir John Bruges and Th. Bruges.
Grant in survivorship of the office or keeper
of the manor and park of Langley, Oxon,
with the herbage, &c., and fees of 6d. a day,
payable by the receiver of lands called
Warwick's and Spencer's lands, and other
fees as enjoyed by Sir Wm. Compton, Hen.
Norres; the offices of steward and receiver
of the manor of Mynsterlovell, Oxon, with
fees of 3l. 6s. 8d. for the former, and 26s. 8d.
a year for the latter office, &c., in as full
manner as the said Sir William or Henry;
steward of the manors of Boreford, Shipton,
Langley, and Spellesbury, Oxon, with fees
of 8l. 12s. 4d. a year, &c., in manner as
above; bailiff of the hundred of Chadlington, Oxon, with fees of 2d. a day, payable
by the receiver aforesaid; the offices of
four bailiffs in Wychewode forest, alias
"eight walks in Wychewode," Oxon, with 4d.
a day for the office of each of the said bailiffs,
payable by the same receiver; ranger
of Wychewode forest, with fees of 6d. a
day out of the issues of cos. Oxon and Berks,
in as full manner as the said Sir William
or Henry, Rob. Whithill or any other; the
"laundership" of Wychewood forest, with
fees of 6d. a day, payable by the said
receiver, &c.; keeper of the woods of Chadworth, Glouc., called the "wodwardship,"
with the usual fees, &c.; keeper of Cornebury park, Oxon, with the herbage and
pannage, and 3d. a day in that office out of
the issues of the manors of Wodstok, Ambrough, Wotton, and Stunsfeld, Oxon, &c.
Westm., 28 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, ms. 9, 10.|
|19. Bishopric of Chichester. Assent to
the election of Ric. Sampson, the King's
chaplain, as bishop, vice Rob. Shirburn,
last bishop, resigned. Westm., 10 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 11 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 20.—Rym. xiv. 570.|
|20. Monsieur de Dynteville, bailly of
Troys, ambassador from the French king.
Licence to depart the realm, with his servants, six horses, and with his letters, bag,
and baggage. T.R. Westm., 11 June
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.|
|ii. Memorand. below: "Christoferus
Parke. T. 26 die Junii. Exta libre."|
|21. Th. Skevyngton. Livery of lands
as s. and h. of Sir Wm. Skevyngton, deceased. Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 12 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.|
|22. John Scolay, clk. Presentation to
the rectory of Bynglaye, York dioc. Westm.,
8 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 28.|
|23. Alex. Unton. Lease of the demesne
lands, &c. of the manor of Mynsterlovell,
Oxon, and two granges, a granary, a stable
near the great gate, a tanhouse, (fn. 20) and a
dovecot in the said manor, fishery in the
water of Wynwych, warren of conies and a
great garden or orchard thereto belonging,
with reservations; for the term of 21 years;
at the annual rent of 13l. 10s. 4d., and 4d. of
increase. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII.
|Vacated on personal surrender by Rob.
Kelway and Eliz. Unton his wife, administratix of Alex. Unton, 27 Nov. 1 Mary, to
the intent that a patent might be granted to
them in a different form.|
Pat. p. 1, m. 4. [Undated.]
|24. Hugh Panton of Denbithlond, marches
of Wales. Pardon for having assaulted and
killed in "chaunce medley" Sampson
Mason, a burgess of Denbith, at Denbith.
Westm., 7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
12 June. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.|
|25. Geo. Harper. Annuity of 50 marks;
on surrender of pat. 8 Jan. 13 Hen. VIII.
granting the same to Sir Edw. Baynton.
Westm., 23 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 13 June.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|26. Th. Crumwell, the King's chief
secretary and Master of the Rolls. Grant
in tail male of the manors of Northelmham
and Beteley, Norf., with the advowson of
Northelmham church, Norf., with all presentations, &c. thereto belonging; and all
messuages, lands, &c. in the vills, parishes,
and fields of Northelmham, Beteley, Burgraff, and Breseley, Norf., which were parcel
of the possessions of the bishopric of Norwich, and which came to the King's hands
by an Act of Parliament 27 Hen. VIII.; to
hold in as full manner as Richard late Bishop
and his predecessors. Westm., 12 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 3, m. 15.|
|27. John Aspdem, clk. Presentation to
the rectory of Hatford, Salisbury dioc., vice
John Brereton, clk., resigned. Westm.,
12 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 29.|
|28. Laurence Cruse, a native of the
lordship of Braynerd in Flanders, and born
subject of Charles emperor of Germany.
Denization. Westm., 14 June.—Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.|
|29. Urian Brereton, a page of the
King's Privy Chamber. To be escheator of
co. Chester. Westm., 3 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5.
Vacated on surrender 1 June 37 Hen. VIII.
in order that the office might be granted to
the said Urian and John Brereton.|
|30. John Norres a gentleman usher of
the King's Chamber. Grant of the office of
parker or keeper of the park of Foly John
in Wyndesore forest, Berks, lately held by
Hen. Norres, attainted of high treason; with
fees of 4d. a day, &c., as enjoyed by the said
Henry, Wm. Norres, or Sir Wm. Norres in
that office, and the herbage and pannage of
the said park. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5.|
|31. Robert earl of Sussex. Confirmation
of a patent under the Augmentation Seal,
dated the 28th May, inst., granting to the
said Earl the offices of chief steward of
the honor of Bealieu, Essex, and of all the
possessions annexed to the said honor by
Parliament or otherwise: keeper of the new
park of Bealieu, in the lordship or manor of
Newhall, Essex, being likewise parcel of the
said honor, with fees of 10l. a year for the
chief stewardship, and 3d. a day for the
keepership of the said park; in the King's
hands by the attainder of Sir Geo. Boleyn,
late lord Rocheford, of high treason; also
the offices of master of the hunt of deer in
all forests in the said honor, &c.; keeper of
the palace or manor of Beaulieu alias Newhall, and of the mansion there; gardener or
keeper of the garden or orchard of the said
palace or manor; keeper of the wardrobe
in the said palace; and bailiff of the said
manor of Beaulieu alias Newhall; and the
manors of Boreham, Walkefarehall, and
Powers; with certain stated fees in those
offices, and 60 cartloads of wood to be used
as fuel in the said wardrobe, with power to
hire laborers for the said garden and orchard,
&c. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 17.|
|32. Percival Harte, one of the King's
sewers. To be sheriff of co. Flint, N.
Wales, vice Wm. Brerton, attainted. Westm.,
31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 June.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|33. Th. Foster of Leicester, barber, alias
waxchandler, alias yeoman. Pardon for
having assaulted and killed John Smyth of
Leicester, barber, as appears by an inquisition taken before Wm. Pratt and Rob.
Gaddysby, coron[ers], in the liberty of
Leicester. Greenwich, 7 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 17 June.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 7.|
|34. Rob. Tyrwhyt, esquire of the Royal
Body. Offices of keeper of the lordship and
manor of Dytton, Bucks; of Dytton park,
and of the outer woods belonging to the
said lordship and manor. Westm., 12 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 13.|
|35. Gilb. Dethyke, who has been appointed Hammes, one of the King's pursuivants. Grant of 8d. a day asfee, payable at
the receipt of Exchequer at Calais. Westm.,
14 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 June.—
P.S.—Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|36. Th. Tirwhitt, a yeoman of the
pitcher. (fn. 21) To be clerk of Gawtresse, York,
vice Edw. Vaux, deceased. Westm., 7 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 13.|
|37. Sir Nich. Carowe, the King's serjeant,
Grant of the offices of chief steward,
receiver, and surveyor of the manors of
Perchynge, Preston, Ponyngs, Pengeden,
Ashecombe, Walderme, Duncton, Sutton,
and Chyntynge, Suss., and an annual rent
of 6l. 13s. 4d. Westm., 10 June
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 17.|
|38. Rog. Hough of Hulme, alias of
Magna Trafford, Cheshire. Pardon of all
felonies, robberies, and burglaries committed
on the houses, goods, and chattels of Rob.
Massy. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.|
|39. Sir Fran. Bryan. To be constable of
Walingford castle, steward of the honor of
Walingford and St. Walric, and of the four
hundreds and a half of Chiltern. Westm.,
2 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 June.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|40. Geoffrey Mathewe, alias Calfe, of
London, gentleman. Pardon as accessory
to the murder of John ap Harry at Estsmythfeld, Midd., and Ric. ap Yevvan ap
Jenkyn, at St. Dunstan's in the West and
ward of Farringdon, London. Woodstok,
12 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20
June 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.|
|41. John Care, a groom of the Privy
Chamber. Grant of the manor and site of the
manor of Chilton Foulyat, Wilts; late in
the tenure of Th. Care, deceased, father of
the said John. Westm., 21 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 19 (fn. 22) June anno subscripto.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 17.|
|42. The guild of Holy Cross, Abendon,
Berks. Inspeximus and confirmation of
patent 20 Feb. 1 Ric. III., being a licence for
the foundation and endowment of the said
guild. Westm., 21 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 2.|
|43. Hugh Starky, gentleman usher of
the Chamber. To be steward of the lordships or manors of Tattenhall and Newall,
Chester, vice Wm. Brereton, attainted of
high treason. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|44. Wm. Abbot, an officer of the King's
cellar. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. out of the
issues of the lordship of Denbith, N. Wales,
as enjoyed by Hen. Page, deceased. Westm.,
7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 17.|
|45. Edw. and Miles Forest. Lease of
the herbage of the west park of Middelham,
the farm of Geldepole and Wissyngs, the
farm of Modre, and the farm of a lodge
called "le Westcote;" a pasture called
Kylneclose, in the lordship of Middeham,
parcel of the duchy of York; for 21 years
at certain stated annual rents, and 6s. 8d. of
increase; on surrender of patent 20 Mar.
13 Hen. VIII. and of patent 17 Mar.
14 Hen. VIII., granting them a 21 years'.
lease of the falcage and focage of Wissyngs
and Geldpole and "le Moderinge" in winter,
and the parcel of meadow called "le Modre."
Westm., 21 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22
June.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24.|
|Vacated on personal surrender by the
said Edward and Miles 17 July 38 Hen. VIII.,
in order that another patent might be granted
to the said Miles and one Edw. Forrest, son
of the said Edward.|
|46. Gerard Smyth, a native of the duchy
of Cleves. Deuization. Westm., 22 June.
—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.|
|47. Bishopric of St. Asaph's. Assent to
the election of Robt. Wartton, abbot of the
exempt monastery of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey, as bishop of St. Asaph's, vice
Wm. Barlowe, last bishop, translated.
Westm., 16 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
24 June.—P.S., also S.B. in shorter form.
Pat. p. 2, m. 20. Rym. xiv. 570.|
|48. Edw. Cornewalleys. Grant of a
tenement called "le Sonne," in the parish
of St. Mary-at-Hill, near Bilyngsgate, London; viz., between the land and tenement
called "le Baskett," now in the tenure of
the Drapers' Company, on the east, and the
lane called St. Mary Hill Lane on the west,
and between the land and tenement of the
abbot of Waltham on the north and the
lands and tenements of the college of Pomfrett on the south; a tenement wherein one
John Osborne now dwells in the said parish
of St. Mary-at-Hill, viz., between the highway there and a place of land called
"le Romland," belonging to the parish
church of St. Mary-at-Hill, on the east, and
the lands and tenements belonging to the
said church on the west, and between the
lands and tenements of Ric. Page on the
south and those now in the tenure of Wm.
Billyngton on the north; also grant to the
said Edward of a tenement with a wharf
called Holy Roode Wharf, in the said parish
of St. Mary-at-Hill, viz., between the land
and tenement belonging to the Guildhall
Chamber of the city of London on the east
and the lands and tenements in the tenure
of the said Chamber on the west and north,
and the river Thames on the south; which
lately belonged to the prior and convent of
the monastery of Holy Trinity, London,
commonly called "the Pryory of Christis
Churche in London;" which premises came
into the King's hands both by reason of a
gift and enfeoffment of Nich. Hancok,
the last prior, and the convent of said
monastery, and by reason of the dissolution of the same monastery. T. 24 June
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Enrolled (by mistake?)
on Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 35.|
|49. Chr. Parke. Licence to import 300
tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad.
Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 26
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.—Fr. m. 1.|
See Grant No. 20.
|50. James Hamilton, a native of Scotland. Licence to go beyond sea with three
servants, four horses, and baggage. T.
Westm., 28 June.—S.B. [No date of
|51. Nich. Herbert, gent., of Llansanfrede, in lo. of Over Elvell. Pardon for
having stolen a horse belonging to Jevan
David ap Jorothe, at Glassecombe, and for
having knowingly received and entertained
at Over Elvell Maurice Goz, of Collewa,
in lo. Radnor, John Herbert of Cantercelly,
gent., and Walt. Vaughan of Wynforton
bastard, gent., the above places all in the
marches of Wales, who had broken and
entered the close of Rich. Arundell at
Castell Frome, Heref., and stolen therefrom
two horses. Del. Westm., 30 June
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.|
|52. Eliz. Savage, widow of Sir John
Savage and late wife of Wm. Brereton, deceased, attainted of high treason. Grant of
all the goods and chattels, rents, fees, and
annuities belonging to the said William at
the time of his attainder, all debts then due
to him, all deeds and obligations wherein
any one was bound to him, and the issues
of all the possessions which he held in right
of her the said Elizabeth. Del. Westm.,
30 June 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2,
|53. Devonshire. Commission of the
Peace to Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas
duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk,
Henry marquis of Exeter, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord admiral of England, J. bishop
of Exeter, John lord Zouche, John lord
Fitzwaren, Sir John Fitz James, Sir Th.
Wylloughby, serjeant at law, Sir Th. Denys,
Sir Pet. Eggecombe, Sir John Fulford, Sir
Edw. Pomerey, Sir John Chamond, Sir
Ric. Grenevyle, Sir Th. Stukeley, Sir Ph.
Champeron, Sir Hugh Pollard, John Arundell, John Rowe, serjeant at law, John
Gilbert, Barth. Fortescue, Ric. Pollard,
And. Hyllarsden, Ric. Eggecombe, Ric.
Hals, Wymond Carewe, Th. Sydenbam,
Alex. Wood, Ric. Yarde, Rob. Chidley,
Humph. Prydeaux, John Amadas, Rob.
Brytt, John Whiddon, Anth. Bury, Lewis
Fortescue, John Forde, John Harrys, Wm.
Rowpe. 30 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 5, m. 3 d.|