|167. Cardinal du Bellay to Cromwell.|
|"Mons., du temps que j'eteye angloys, ce que je suys encores, comme
scayt toute la chrestiente, je scay la seurte que me souliez donner de faire
ung bon coup cognoistre au roy mon maistre laffection que luy portez." A
means of doing this has arisen; Mons. de Tarbes will tell you of it. It is
very easy for your King, and more important than you would think for mine.
Paris, 26 July.|
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add: Monsieur Cramuel. Endd. wrongly: "Caral
|168. St. Thomas' Southwark.|
|Complaint addressed by certain parishioners of St. Thomas' Hospital
in Southwark to Sir Richard Longe and Rob. Acton, against the master and
brethren of the hospital, accusing them of maintaining improper characters
within their precincts, refusing charitable relief to poor people in sickness,
and even to those willing to pay,—insomuch that a poor woman great with
child was denied a lodging and died at the church door, while rich men's
servants and lemans are readily taked in,—refusing baptism to a child till
the master had 3s. 4d., and other irregularities. The master often quarrels
with his brethren and sisters. On Easter Day three years ago he had a
brawl in the street with Sir Thos. Ladde and tore the gown off his back;
on St. Andrew's Day following he was "by the ears in the quere" with
Sir Robert Morry, and on Candlemas Day following with Sir Thos. Blankewoode, when two constables and two bailiffs were forced to fetch them
out of the "quere," and see the King's peace kept. Yet Sir Thos. Ladde
was struck in the hand with a knife, a deed for which, if it had been
done by any other, especially in the choir, the church should have been
|"It may please you to set an order in the service of the church," for
whereas we used to have three or four sermons in Lent we have had none
these four years, except in last Lent only, and often scant two masses in a
day. Have been forced sometimes to seek a priest about the Borough to
sing high mass. The present master discharged some carpenters and bricklayers kept by his predecessor, and when any man wants repairs done tells
him "If thou like not thy house get thee out of it." He keeps a woman
named Julyan Foster who controls the sisters; and sister Amye, who
complained of her two years ago, was ordered to the stocks by the master,
who "spent two faggot sticks upon her for the said Julyan's pleasure."
Likewise, Ric. Morry, father to one of the brethren, was ordered by the
master to the King's Bench because, having met the said Julyan on London
Bridge, he said to her, "Thou harlot, wo be to thee that ever I did know
thee! For thy sake I ham put from my living." For her sake also the
master "procured the peace" against Will. Cawse, servant to Mr. John
Wellzborne. The master has put down the free school formerly kept within
the hospital, though there is 4l. a year given for its maintenance; he has
suppressed an allowance made by the old master to the sisters of one or
two barrels of beer for the relief of poor people, and has taken away
some of the beds. His conduct on some occasions has been so filthy and
indecent that even one of his tenants, Edith Percke, whose house he was for
very shame compelled to search for her disorderly rule reproached him with
it to his face. He claims to be "lord, king, and bishop" within his precincts,
and one Sunday morning broke the head of a constable who was walking
quietly from the gardens with one Thos. Bromfylde. On 20 March
24 Hen. VIII. he forced admission into the garden of Gallyen Hone glasier
and took away about 60 young bay trees. Although a justice of the peace,
he has maintained one of his own servants to have fought with one of his
tenants. He does not even succour his sick and aged tenants in their
|ii. List of witnesses against the master, who appeared before the chancellor
in my lord of Canterbury's visitation, 27 July 28 Hen. VIII. (Nine
|iii. Recent acts of the master affirmed by the preceding witnesses, viz.,
taking fines to let lands greatly under value; selling his church plate and
pretending that it was stolen. Sir Thos. Ladde had for his portion 20 nobles
and Sir Rob. Morry 5l. for his. Selling a house at Deptford Strand
belonging to the hospital, and buying it again to himself and his heirs;
buying a house in Lambeth for his concubine Julyan Foster, whom
Sir Thomas Ladde would once have "brenned" if the said Gallyen had not
interposed by the master's desire. The master contributed nothing to the
"vyage" into the North Parts, (fn. 1) though the poor tenants willingly furnished
five men in harness. He has turned a lay stall into gardens, which he lets
for hire, and has put down the draughts for the easement of the tenants.|
Signed (professedly) by seven witnesses, but in the same hand.
Pp. 7. Endd.
|169. Thos. Starkey to Wriothesley.|
|After leaving you I retired to a little benefice I have here beside
Chichester, "to exercise myself among the people here in such things as
pertain to mine office"; but I was so grieved with the few words you showed
me from my lord that I had small courage to do so. Has always relied
on my lord's goodness, and when he promised to promote Starkey's suit, and
Wriothesley encouraged him to copy the draught of his bill, felt sure of his
friendship. But the words reported by Wriothesley indicate suspicion, especially
as the benefice lies so near Pole's family. As to that family here at home, none
are more Christian or loyal. Will pledge his life for their truth. As to
the other man beyond sea, is amazed and heartbroken. Can testify that
when they parted he was a true servant to the King; but his judgment is
now altered. Laments that he has brought his friends and family into
suspicion. Requests Wriothesley's mediation with my lord and himself.
Bosseham beside Chichester, 27 July.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
|R. O.||170. [Starkey to Cromwell].|
|"My Lord, your words have gone through my heart, the which more
grievously struck me as coming from you, in whose goodness I was as much
persuaded to trust as in any man's in earth." Protests against the imputation
that he has dissembled either with Cromwell or the King. As to his
preaching, has both written and spoken things which, well pondered, should
set forth the truth and promote quiet rather than sedition. "And as
touching the corrupt judgment of the sorrowful man [i.e., Pole] I beseech you
impute not to me any part of his folly, which hath already more grieved me
than ever yet hath done the deed of any man living." Denies that he studies
a mean doctrine for his own glory. Forges no mean but what he finds in
God's word and approved by the clergy.|
Hol., draft, pp. 2.
|171. John Rokewood to Lord Lisle.|
|On the 14th inst. certain Frenchmen came to this lordship in the
parish of Gempe, and took three Flemings at work within the lordship.
There was suit made to me for two of them, and your lordship directed
letters to the captain of Houting (Autingues) for their delivery, which was
obtained. Suit is now made to me for the third, named Clay Neutis,
who remains prisoner at Boulogne, and I beg your lordship to write to
du Bies for him, as he was employed in inning the corn. Marke, 27 July.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
MS. Dupuy, 265, f. 333. Paris.
|172. Raince to Du Bellay (extract).|
|The Pope spoke to me about the king of England, as I have
written to the King, in great anger, "et se attache crudellement contre
Cramouelle." He wishes much to hear what answer is made to what the
ambassador and I wrote on 20 June about the marriage of the princess
Mary with the Dauphin. He speaks much about you, showing such great
love for you that you ought to be much bound to him. * *
* * Thursday, 27 July 1536.|
French, p. 1. From a copy by the Rev. Joseph Stevenson.
Poli Epp. i., 467.
|173. Pole to Paul III.|
|Received the Pope's letters on vi. kal. Aug., by which he was glad
to learn in the first place his anxiety to have a Council. Will be glad
to coöperate to the best of his ability, though he distrusts his own qualifications. Wonders the Pope should have called him, when he has
hitherto avoided all public responsibility, and even sought excuses for not
coming to him when he was asked before. Can offer no excuses now, as
he is required by his obedience to comply. Will come at the time
appointed. Is much disquieted, however, fearing it will offend the King,
to whom he is indebted for much kindness, though from being a foremost
defender of the Church he has departed from its unity. But what is he to
do? Cannot yet altogether despair of Henry, however others may.
Hopes England will be reclaimed by the Council. "Ex agro Patavino."|
|174. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.|
|I have taken the inventory of the duke of Richmond's wardrobe, both
of his robes and plate; and have delivered the latter into the jewel-house in
four coffers sealed,—except certain parcels which remain with the Duchess,
delivered long ago by indenture, and other jewels in the custody of
Geo. Cotton. I have not yet taken inventory of the wardrobe of beds, nor
of other offices, and cannot till the return of the controller of the household,
for whom I have waited four days. I have examined Mr. Stringer, almoner
to the said Duke, what ready money he has, and he confesses to about 300l.,
besides 190l. delivered by him on Sunday last to Mr. Cotton, controller of
the same household. None of the revenues due at our Lady's day in Lent
were paid to my lord's use; so that by Mich. a whole year's profit will be
due to the King. I send the inventory of plate as far as I have viewed it,
but request it may be returned to be completed, I send my two warrants
for signature. I have been at the Tower to prove the four wedges of gold,
which are so hard and "egre" they will not abide the hammer, and must be
new fined. One of them does not come up to the weight noted by 140 ozs.
I have caused the Master and Controller of the Mint to weigh and certify
every piece. The blocks of silver hold their weight pretty well. The great
chain of 72 links, weighing 138½ ozs., is valued by the Controller at 40s.,
and two grains better, the charges of coinage paid. I mention this because
Ralph Sadler tells me the King valued it at 500l. or 600l. I should be glad
to purchase a little mule of the duke of Richmond's now in my custody.
London, Friday morning.|
|Let me know your lordship's pleasure for this gold, else I cannot
despatch the millenners or set forward the Irish money; for I have received
no bullion yet of Pope. The gold weighs 538½ ozs. ½ qr., and will weigh less
when toughened. Signed.|
Pp. 3. Add.: Privy Seal.
|175. Anthony Sentleger to Cromwell.|
|I send you, by this bearer, a "boke" (buck). Pardon my writing.
I cannot send "your boke," but I must send my letter, "lest your lordschyp
wold forget the boks." Help me, for my trust is only in the King and you.
Slendon, 28 July.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Cleop. E. iv. 210*. B. M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 139.
|176. [The Commissioners for Warwickshire] to Cromwell.|
|We have surveyed the monastery of Pollesworth, Warw. The abbess,
dame Alice Fitzherbert, is 60 years old, a very discrect religious woman,
and has been head 27 years. There are 12 virtuous nuns under her of good
repute in the country, and none of them will leave their habit. Advise
Cromwell to mediate with the King that the house be not suppressed. In
the town are 44 tenements and only one plough. Thirty or forty gentlemen's
children are often brought up in the house. The town will be ruined if the
nunnery be suppressed, standing in hard and barren soil, and the people
therein, to the number of six or seven score persons, likely to wander for
their living. Maxstoke beside Coventry, 28 July. Signed by John Grevyll,
Symond Mountfort, Thos. Holte, Roger Wygston, Geo. Gyffard, and Robt.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|177. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.|
|In behalf of the abbot of Combermere, of whose house the Earl has
been steward 40 years, and who fears Cromwell's displeasure for refusing a
servant of Cromwell's the farm of the parsonage of Chyldysercall, Salop,
which he had granted to another by the Earl's desire, at his late being at
London. Herdwyk, 28 July. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|178. Ralph Earl of Westmoreland to Cromwell.|
|Is much bound to Cromwell for his kindness. At his departure
Cromwell promised to speak to the King about the 100 marks out of the
suppressed houses, and was willing the Earl should send his attorney
Rob. Smyth and his servant Will. Burgh to remind him.|
|Cromwell will remember he would be means to have the 100 marks made
100l. Colney, 28 July. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell.
R. O. St. P. vii. 659.
|179. Sir G. da Casale to Cromwell.|
|Against the advice of all his counsellors the Emperor has determined
to invade France. The difficulties are great. The French king has removed
all supplies from Provence, and has garrisoned Grasse and other places to
cut off his retreat, has fortified Marseilles, and sent thither Stephano Colonna
and the Prince of Melfi (sic) to provide for the keeping of the city. Moreover the king of France had determined to encamp in a convenient place, so
that on the Emperor's approach to Marseilles he might cover the city with
his army. Turin was also also left in the power of the French, and there
was a want of money to pay the forces. The Emperor, however, persisted,
and the army is said to have moved, the horse under the duke of Alva and
Ferdinand Gonzaga going by the coast of Liguria, the way formerly taken
by the marquis of Pescara and duke of Bourbon in the face of an enemy
when they returned from Marseilles. The Emperor himself with his
Spaniards has gone by the county of Tenda, the way taken by the same
marquis and duke in going to Marseilles. He has sent the Germans and
Italians by the higher mountains. The Emperor was expected at Nice by
St. James' Day. His forces have taken Antibes and other places on the
coast of Provence. He has left at Turin 6,000 Germans and 4,000 Italians
under Lopez Gottieri, a Spaniard, and the marquis of Mussi, an Italian.
Orders are given to obey the duchess of Savoy in everything. There are
12,000 foot within Turin, and the number increases daily. The French can
easily raise a tumult in Italy against the Emperor. Ascanio Colonna is
coming to Rome in post, sent by the Emperor. Has seen his letters to the
marchioness of Pescara, his sister, stating that he was sent for the sake of
peace and on account of news about a Turkish fleet. A month ago news
came that Barbarossa was at Nigropont, and the Venetians have written
that 20,000 horse are coming from Bossnia, but their news is not much
believed, for they are asking from the Pope a faculty to obtain money of
the clergy. As to peace, those two cardinals (fn. 2) have declared their commission
to the Emperor, who has made the same reply—that it rests with Francis,
who has moved war not only in Italy but in Flanders. The Pope, however, has still some hope of peace. John Paul Ursinus de Cere, who is
in Turin, has attacked a force of 200 Greeks in the Emperor's pay, and
made them prisoners to a man. The Emperor takes with him by land
20,000 Germans, 8,000 Spaniards, and a small number of Italians. People
think he must be encouraged by some treason like Bourbon's in France.
Suggests other motives, and some counsel that the King might give to
France. His brother Francis Casali has received letters of 1 July from
Hungary, showing that the peace has not been yet arranged there, king John
not conceding all the Emperor's demands. His brother the bishop of Belluno,
who was going to the King, has caught a fever. Awaits instructions in
answer to his letters. Rome, 28 July 1536.|
|Hears from a friend at Naples that Barbarossa's fleet had passed through
the strait of Sicily. Thinks therefore he will leave the shores of Italy and
attack France or Tunis. Signed.|
Latin. Add.: Secretario. Endd.
|180. Oliver Leder, Ric. Reynold, George Medley, and Robert
Palmer to [Cromwell].|
|As was the King's pleasure and yours, we have given diligent attendance to Sir Bryan Tuke, treasurer of the King's Chamber, for a final end
concerning 10,000 marks in two several obligations. We desire your Lordship's help that the matter may now take a good perfection. 29 July
28 Henry VIII. Signed.|
P. 1. Endd.: Oliver Lether, Ric. Reymond, Geo. Medley, and Rob.
|181. Sir Gregory Casale to Cromwell.|
|Wrote yesterday by Flanders. No news of the Emperor's arrival at
Nice. The Imperialists left at Turin have retreated somewhat and broken
the bridge of the Po because the inhabitants annoyed them. From France
it is reported that Marseilles is well fortified by sea and land. If so, the
Emperor will probably leave it and invade Languedoc, though it is an
arduous work. There is great anxiety in Naples and Sicily about the
Turkish fleet, of which it is not known yet whether it mean to attack
Africa or Italy. Rome, 29 July 1536. Signed.|
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Secretario. Endd.
|182. John Casale, Bishop elect of Belluno, to Cromwell.|
|Wrote from Venice how he was free from the hands of the Germans,
but in ill health from his imprisonment, and that he desired to come to
Bologna to recover, and afterwards to England to kiss the King's hand.|
|At Bologna was attacked by an illness in the back (una descesa nella
schiena), doubtless arising from the German prisons, but hopes soon to
recover. Had already written to his brother, the knight, that he proposed
to go to England; and he has sent him some of his discourses on current
affairs and news from Venice, the Camp, and elsewhere, but they are already
old;—among others, a letter from the Emperor's camp stating that they will
begin to march in the middle of this month. Sends an extract. The letter
is from a Spaniard, but the thing is very probable because, you will see,
they have the same information at Rome. The Emperor, so far, plays in
security, because he is going to Nice by the coast of Genoa, where the
country is friendly, and he has a fleet continually with him. Must not omit
to send another extract of a letter, though from a Spaniard, stating that
the Emperor is going without baggage and without servants, to show an
example to others. A Roman gentleman, related to me, passed from here
yesterday, sent by the Emperor to the Pope to induce him to contribute to
the defence of Naples against Barbarossa; suggesting that if the Pope
would muster men for the defence of Naples, they would avail to defend
Rome. He says the Pope will do it. An Italian gentleman who converses
freely with the Emperor says that the Emperor has great belief that the
King of England must be his friend, and further, that if the King of
England wished it, he has a great opportunity of mediating for the peace of
Christendom. Bologna, 29 July 1536.|
|Sends with this a letter to the King. Signed.|
Italian, pp. 3. Add.: Secre[tario].
|183. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.|
|On coming to Calais I assembled the Council concerning the booty
betwixt the Flemings and the French, when Wingfield declared how he had
ordered the matter in the last war to the contentment of both; but as both
have offended by entering the King's Pale, will wait for further directions in
this matter. Calais, 30 July.|
|I have written to the captains of Gravelines, Tourneham, and Boulogne
to charge their garrisons not to meddle any more within the King's Pale.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal.
R. O. St. P. vii. 662.
|184. Queen Mary of Hungary to Henry VIII. (fn. 3) |
|Has received his letters written at Dover on the 23rd, expressing a
desire to mediate between the Emperor and France. Perceives that the
Imperial ambassador has declared to him all the Emperor's efforts for peace,
notwithstanding which Francis has invaded the duke of Savoy, the Emperor's
vassal, and occupied a large part of his duchy and of Piedmont, in direct
violation of the treaties of Madrid and Cambray; so that the Emperor has
been forced to go against France. Thinks Henry cannot support Francis
under the circumstances, and as the affair touches herself and the countries
under her rule, will endeavour to induce the Emperor to gratify Henry,
and forbear hostilities. Brussels, 31 July 1536. Signed.|
French. Add. Endd.: A letter from the Lady Regent of Flanders.
Corpus Reform. III. 104.
|185. Alesius to John Æpinus.|
|Sent by his countryman Alexander, a bookseller, to Æpinus at
Whitsuntide, letters, with 10 from Hungary to be sent on to Melanchthon.
Wrote but shortly then, for danger would not allow him to do more. From
the articles (fn. 4) and his letters to Melanchthon, Æpinus will see in what danger
they are. Has not sealed the letters or articles that he may read them.
Asks him to seal them and send them on to Wittenberg. The duke of
Saxony and all of you should know them. Has, therefore, translated them
into Latin. Asks him to request Melanchthon to write to him. London,
Prid. Cal. Aug. 1536.|
|186. John Bishop of London to Mr. Bedell.|
|My lord Privy Seal, after his departure from the Chapter House,
requested me to send him the names of such as I thought meet to occupy
the Cross here till Michaelmas, and from these with others, he would make a
convenient mixture and appoint against this next morning. "Wherefore
I pray you to deliver this day this schedule enclosed." Signed.|
In his own hand, in Latin: It is very important that you should suggest
to his lordship with what zeal Roland Philips at this time last year, labored
in our presence to bring the Carthusians into obedience to the King as head
of this Church.
P. 1. Add.: Right Honourable, of the Council. Endd.: July. Absurdly
endorsed by a later hand: John Bonner.
|187. John Bishop of London to Cromwell.|
|I have just heard of a nest of young goshawks in my wood called
Wormeholt; I give them to your lordship. The bearer, who saw them
yesternight, will guide anyone you like to send to the nest. Friday at
P.S. I shall be ready to come to you when I learn you are at leisure.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mensis Julii.
|188. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to [Cromwell].|
|The Master Generall and Provincial have noticed the unruly demeanor
of the prior of the Black Friars in Norwich, (fn. 5) but he will not obey them.
When the bishop sent him word that it was Cromwell's pleasure that they
should look upon him and the order of his house, he answered most unreverently, as the bearer, the Master General, can show, and can also tell
Cromwell strange matters of his evil behaviour. Asks Cromwell to let the
master of the Gylbertyns, the prior of Watton, (fn. 6) enjoy his office, with all in
commendam. Doubts not he will do the King good service. Apologises
for not waiting upon Cromwell, being troubled with a "syatyca." This
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
|189. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.|
|Could not wait on him yesterday on account of his "cyatyca." Asks
that his chaplain, his chancellor, may have the benefice of Town (Towyn) in
Merionethshire, (fn. 7) now held by his uncle Mr. Gryffythe, who is dying.|
|This morning in my house at Ludgate.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||190. John Hilsey Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.|
|Was informed by a friar of his, the bearer, of certain heinous words
spoken against the King. He will tell you by whom they were spoken.
The Black Friars, Sunday. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||191. Henry VIII. to All Souls' College, Oxford.|
|Ordaining new statutes to put an end to disputes touching the election
of wardens, and other matters; and setting forth the form of the oath to
be taken by each warden and scholar at his election, in which allegiance is
to be sworn to the heirs of the King and Queen Jane according to the
statute of 28 Hen. VIII.|
Draft, Lat., pp. 7. Endd.
|R. O.||192. Thos. Aleyn, Clerk, to Cromwell.|
|The master and fellows of Benet College, Cambridge, will not comply
with Cromwell's letters for his promotion to a fellowship. The Lord Mayor,
for whose sake Cromwell wrote, suspects the cause is Aleyn's indiscreet
behaviour in causing Cromwell to desire what cannot be done; or else there
is great unworthiness in him. Asks him to require a true and unfeigned
answer to his letters. The master said to Aleyn that Master Secretary doth
send many letters in a year, and regardeth as much the trip of a man's finger
as the speeding or performing of his letters. Understands that the King
may give a fellowship at the college because he removed a fellow by giving
him a benefice.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
|R. O.||193. Geo. Egelisfelde, Currier, of London, to Cromwell.|
|Complains that he is refused payment of 16l., promised to him by
Master Williamson and Master Lee, to whom, for Cromwell's sake, he surrendered a lease of two tenements and a garden in the parish of All Hallows,
beside Austin Friars.|
Hol., p. 1. Add., at the head: To the right worshipful Sir Thomas
Cromwell, knight, high secretary to the King our sovereign lord, and lord
of the Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||194. George ap Mathewe Gogh, "privileged at Westminster,"
|Begs Cromwell to procure the King's signature to his bill of pardon,
which his wife exhibited to Cromwell on Sunday fortnight in the King's
palace at Westminster. Has been in sanctuary 4½ years.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. at the head: To the right honorable my lord Secretary.
|R. O.||195. William Lambard to Cromwell.|
|Last year the letters of your lordship and master comptroller of the
King's household, were delivered to Sir John Champeneys, then mayor of
London, by Sir Giles Capell, who would not show them to his brethren at
the next court day, "because he would rather prefer his own servant to the
same." I have since delivered your other letters to the same effect to Sir
John Aleyn, now mayor, who desires me to inform you of his answer
requesting you would be so good lord to me as to send a ring or other token
by your servant Thacker to him at the next court, that I may thereby have
the first room of a yeoman of the chamber of London, or at the water side, or
else one of the corn meters.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
|R. O.||196. — to Cromwell.|
|Information against Dr. Gilbert, chaplain to the archbishop of Dublin,
who, one Sunday about the end of the Parliament 28 Henry VIII., upon the
words Multi sunt vocati, said men were called to be emperors, kings, lords,
bishops, &c., and all ought to be content, and not grudge others their possessions, citing the case of king Achab (3 Kings xxi.) who wrongfully took
away Naboath's vineyard, and was thereupon warned by Eli that he should
be slain and dogs should lick his blood. He added, that if any, therefore,
were possessed of any house or lands, let them rather die than be put from
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||197. — to [Cromwell].|
|Borrowed 160l. for his master the old prior of Worcester, of Master
Jerves; and now that the prior has resigned, has been arrested for the debt.
Is told by Sir William Kingston that the Prior's debts will be paid, and both
he and Ric. Cromwell have promised that [Cromwell] will discharge him to
Mr. Jarves. Desires to know his pleasure.|
P. 1. Begins: My good lord.
|R. O.||198. Monasteries.|
|Valor of the possessions of the priory of [St.] Thomas, near Stafford.|
|Rents and profits, as appears by the books of the auditors, concerning the
suppression, 141l. 6s. 7d.; whereof: annuities to the late prior and canons,
54l. 6s. 8d. Fees, 14l. 6s, 8d. To the King, for a tenth, 14l. 3s. 3d.
Remainder, 58l. 9s. 11½d.|
|Goods and chattels, with bells and lead, 224l. 15s. 10d.|
|The late Prior's debts, 235l. 19s. 7d.|
|So the debts exceed the goods, 11l. 3s. 9d.|
|Mem.: The Bishop has paid and is bound to pay to the King's use for the
goods, 84l. 9s. 2d.|
|If the Bishop has the goods and pays the debts he will lose 95l. 12s. 11d.|
Lat., p. 1. Endd.
|R. O.||2. The abrevyate of the inventory of the goods of Newsham Abbey:—|
|Bells and lead, 462l. 10s. Plate, 115l. Corn and cattle, 129l. Household stuff, 10l. 5s. The ornaments of the church, 10l. = 726l. 15s.|
|The inventory of the land: The demesnes of Haybur, 7l. 1s. 2d.; of
Newhowse, 35l. 7s. 6d. The residue, 99l. 3s. 6d. = 141l. 10s. 2d.|
|The woods, 500l.|
P. 1. Endd.
|Lamb. 602. f. 155.||199. [Robert Cowley to Cromwell.]|
|"A remembrance to your honorable lordship for the despatching of
my lord of Desmonde."|
|1. As the said lord has been so long out of his native country, his servants
and others who would support him in recovering his right are forced to take
part with his adversary. He has received no money from his country since
his coming into England, but at the King's finding, "of the which he is
now destitute." Requests his lordship, of pity, that he may be despatched.
He will serve the King all his life. 2. Hopes that the King will also lend
him a sum of money in mortgage on the lands which have descended to him,
being without claim. 3. That a letter be sent to his adversary to show his
right to the earldom before the Irish Council. 4. Letters to be written to
the Deputy and Council, to the earl of Ossory and his son the lord Treasurer.
and to the gentlemen and lords of the country.|
Pp. 2. In Robert Cowley's handwriting. Endd.
|R. O.||200. Alex. Ketyng to Cromwell.|
|Cromwell has caused an Act to be drawn that the inhabitants of
Wexford county shall enjoy their liberties as in the time of the earl of
Shrewsbury. Owing to wars there is no "precedent of the liberty conterpalentyn" anywhere in the said county, for the precedents are lost long ago,
but all matters were tried there by the county officers, except four, i.e.,
burning of houses, forestalling, ravishing women, and treasure trove, which
were examined in the county by the King's commissioners. Desires that all
points and matters may be expressed in the said Act, and also the said four
points; for now that the whole county pertains immediately to the King, it
is unnecessary to put other commissioners there than the officers. If this is
not done the "lorne men of Dulyng" will say as they have often done that
there were many matters never granted to the earl of Shrewsbury or his
predecessors. Also let it be in the Act that the inhabitants may not be
compelled to give coign and livery to the Deputy, nor to any other. Let
the officers be part English and part men of the county, for if a man of
another county desires to be an officer it is for no good purpose, the fees
being insufficient to pay the charges of a stranger continuing there. The
gentlemen and commons there asked the writer to make suit that Thomas
Agard might be their treasurer and receiver, and wrote to Agard to pay the
40l. promised for Cromwell's favour and all necessary expenses in obtaining
their liberty. Begs favor in his suit for Nich. Ketyng's lands. The rent
is but 22 mks., and he will keep men upon them to do the King service.
Has long made suit for a benefice in the King's gift, and appealed from the
archbishop of Dulyng to the King or Council, the first appeal made out of
Ireland since the Act for that purpose. (fn. 8) Begs that he or some friend may
have the benefice.|
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||201. French News.|
|"Le Roy fait payer aux gentilzhommes de France cent solz de taille
pour chacune charue labourant sur leurs terres," i.e., on their own
farms; but they are not satisfied, and have mutinied. They have been
deprived of their privileges, and forbidden to trade. The "mauvais
garçons" who have been in the wars hope to make their fortunes by being
sent into England, or else to die there. The duke of Savoy and his band
have defeated the Gascons and others who were within Cremynolle and
Fossam, in Piedmont.|
Fr., p. 1.
|202. Grants in July 1536.|
|1. Wm. Butte, the King's physician. Grant
of the manor of Thornage, alias Thornehedge, Norf., advowsons of Thornage and
Brynton, Norf., and all lands, &c. in Thornage, Brynton, and Briston, &c., Norf., belonging to the said manor, which lately belonged
to the see of Norwich; in as full manner as
Richard late bishop of Norwich enjoyed the
same. Westm., 1 July. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 18.|
|2. Th. Chafyn. Lease of all the demesne
lands and the whole barton of the manor of
Mere, Wilts, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, with all houses built on the said barton,
and with a barton covered with litter, warren
of coneys and fishery; for 21 years, rent
31l., and 10s. increase; on surrender of
patent 5 Feb. 13 Hen, VIII. granting a
similar lease to Guthlac Overton, an auditor
of the duchy of Cornwall, and a gentleman
usher of the King's chamber. Del. Westm.,
1 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.|
|3. Th. Crumwell. Appointment as keeper
of the Privy Seal, with fees of 20s. a day,
or 365l. a year; 90l. thereof out of the
customs of Pole, 200l. small custom of
London, 56l. 13s. 4d. customs of Bristol,
and the remaining 18l. 6s. 8d customs of
Plymmouthe and Fowey, the office having
been granted during pleasure to Thomas
earl of Wiltshire and Ormond by pat. 23 Jan.
21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 1 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 2 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3. Rym.
|4. Westminster Abbey. Grant to Wm.
Boston, the abbot, and the convent of St.
Peter's, Westminster, of the site, &c. of the
late priory of St. Mary, Hurley, Berks., with
all houses, closes, gardens, &c. in and about
the said site, and all those manors, &c. in
Esthamstede, Berks., with the rectories of
Hurley, Waltham, and Streteley, and the
advowsons of the vicarages of Hurley and
Waltham; the tithes of Knoll Hyll, now in
the tenure of Ric. Andrewes, parcel of the
said rectory of Hurley; a pension of 4s. a
year issuing from the church or rectory of
Esthamsted; a messuage and certain lands
in Kyngham, Oxon., now in the tenure or
occupation of Nich. Waters, the manor or
lordship of Hurley, Berks., a water mill with
all other lands, &c. in Hurley, which were
parcel or appurtenances of the said house
or priory, with views of frankpledge, &c. in
the said manor or vill of Hurley; with reservation of a great wood in Hurley, called
Hurley wood, near the wood called "the
Thykket;" which premises came into the
King's hands as parcel of the said late
priory by Act 27 Hen. VIII. To hold by
an annual rent of 14l.|
|This grant is in exchange for the following, granted to the King by a charter of
the said abbot and convent, dated 1 July
28 Hen. VIII., viz., the site, &c. of the
manor of Neyte, within the precinct of the
water called "le Mote" of the said manor;
a close opposite the said site called the
Twenty Acres; a meadow called Abbots
medowe, with a piece of land called Cawsey
Hall; 18 acres of meadow near "le Horsefery," called "Market Mede;" 32 acres of
arable land in divers places, three acres of
meadow in Temys Mede, four acres of
land and one acre of meadow, now in the
tenure of John Laurence; two acres of
land in three pieces near "le Eye," now in
the tenure of the said John Laurence, two
acres of meadow in Themes Mede, now in
the tenure of the same John; two acres of
meadow in Market Mede, now in the tenure
of John Clerke; two acres of land in
Charyngcrosse felde now in the tenure of
Th. Swallowe; all which premises lie in the
towns and parishes of Westminster and
St. Martin in the Fields, Midd.; and a
messuage or tenement called the Lambe, in
Westminster, in a certain street there called
the Kynges strete, with a wharf thereto
adjoining, late in the tenure of John Pownfrett; three acres of meadow in Chelseheth,
near a brook, Midd.; the advowson of Chelseth church; the manor of Totyngton,
Midd., and all those lands, tenements, &c.
in Totyngton then in the occupation of
Hugh Mannynge; the advowson of Totyngton church; and all other lands, &c. reputed
part or parcel of the said manor of Totyngton, with tithes, &c.; the site, &c. of the
manor of Hyede, Midd., and all lands, &c.
belonging to the said manor now in the
occupation of Th. Arnolde; the manor of
Eybery, Midd., with all lands, &c. reputed
parts or parcels thereof; two closes, late
parcels of the farm of Longemore, Midd.,
which manor of Eybery, Wm. Wasshe now
occupies; two banks, of which one leads
from Totehill to the Thames lying between
the ditch of Market Mede on the south, and
those of Burgoyne and "le Vyene gardeyn"
on the north, and the other between the said
"Market Mede" on the west, and the
Thames on the east in Westminster, which
John Shether now holds and occupies. And
three parcels of meadow called Market
Meds in Westminster, lying between the
Thames and Totehill, and "le More" abutting upon Sherdyche, which three parcels
of meadow and moor John Bate now holds
and occupies; a close containing 18 acres
of pasture in Westminster, called Sandpytfeld, with two meadows thereto adjoining,
which Wm. Bate now holds; a meadow containing eight acres in Westminster, called
Longemore, and a bank in the said parish of
St. Martin, extending from a bridge called
Abbotts Bridge to the Thames, which John
Laurence now holds; a pasture called
Priours Crofte in the same parish, near the
way leading from Eybridge to Eybery, and
a piece of meadow containing 1½ acres,
called Pryours Hoope, in Teamys Mede, in
the same parish of St. Martin, and a close
called Brickclose in the same parish between
the great close belonging to Eybery on the
west and north and Condet Mede on the
east, which Robt. Sharpe and Elizabeth,
his wife, late wife of Wm. Vyncent, now
hold and occupy; a croft containing 1½ acres
of land called Haywards which Edw. Stockwood now holds and occupies; a meadow
containing four acres, parcel of Longmore,
near Abbotts Bridge at Totehill, which Nich.
Fissher now holds in Westminster; a tenement with two cottages at Charynge Crosse
in the said parish of St. Martin in the Fields,
which Christiana Norresse now holds and
occupies; an annual rent of 16d. issuing
from an inn called "le Swanne" at Charynge
Crosse, in Westminster; another of 11s. 8d.
issuing from certain lands of the abbot of
Abyngdon, now in the tenure of Geo. Sutton
in Charyngcrosse felde; another of 6d.
issuing from a close at Colmanhedge in
Westminster; another of 7s. 1d. issuing
from 20 acres of land in Westminster, now
in the tenure of Sir Wm. Essex; another
of 18d. issuing from certain lands in Westminster and the parish of St. Martin aforesaid, late of Edw. Norres; another of 14d.
issuing from 3½ acres in Westminster and the
said parish, now in the tenure or occupation
of Sir Hugh Vaughan; another of 2s. issuing
from four acres of arable land and 10 acres
meadow now in the tenure or occupation of
Wm. Jenyng in Westminster and the said
parish; and another of 4l. issuing from the
lordship or manor of Chelseth, Midd., late
in the tenure of Sir Wm. Sandys, lord
Sandys, and three closes in Estgrenewych,
Kent, parcel of the farm of Coome, late in
the tenure of Wm. Muschampe. Westm.,
3 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. same day.—
S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.|
|5. Nic. Stancyall or Stansyall of Buckan
or Lucktan, Surrey, merchant. Protection, going in the retinue of Sir Arthur
Plantaginet, viscount Lisle, deputy of
Calais. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII.—
Fr., m. 2.|
|6. Bishopric of Chichester. Restitution
of the temporalities of the bishopric, on
the election of master Ric. Sampson, dean
of the Chapel Royal, as bishop vice Rob.
Shirburn, resigned. Westm., 15 June 28
Hen. VIII. Del. 4 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
m. 20. Rym. xiv. 573.|
|7. Sir Wm. Wyndesoure and Margaret
his wife. Livery of lands, Margaret being
daughter and heiress of Wm. Sambourne and
of Anne late his wife and late wife of
Wm. Lussher, and kinswoman and heiress
of Drugo Sambourne, who held of king
Henry VII., viz., daughter of the said
William, son of the said Drugo. Westm.,
16 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.
4 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 30.|
|8. Miles Huddleston, rector of Wetinton,
Lanc. Pardon of all non-residences of
which he is impeached by an information
before the Barons of the Exchequer by
Th. Holcroft under statute 21 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 2 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 July.
P.S.—Pat. p. 4, m. 1.|
|9. Commissions of the Peace.|
|Dorset: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas
duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk,
Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord admiral of
England, N. bishop of Salisbury, Hen.
lord Montague, Hen. lord Mautravers, John
lord Audeley, Hen. lord Dawbeney, Sir
John Fitz-James, Sir Th. Willoughby,
serjeant-at-law, Sir Giles Strangways, Sir
Th. Trenchard, Sir Th. Arundell, Sir Th.
More, Sir Edw. Wylloughby, Sir John
Horsey, John Rogeres, Wm. Uvedale, Geo.
Lynde, Ric. Philips, John Oryng, Wm.
Hody, Nich. Wylloughby, Hen. Assheley,
Hen. Strangwayes, Wm. Thornell. 4 July.|
|Essex: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas
duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk,
John earl of Oxford, Henry earl of Essex,
Thomas earl of Rutland, Robert earl of
Sussex, Thomas lord Crumwell, Sir Wm.
Fitzwilliam lord admiral of England, Henry
lord Fitzwater, Henry lord Morley, Robert
abbot of Waltham Holy Cross, John abbot
of St. Osiths, William abbot of Stratford,
Sir Ric. Riche, John Hynde serjeant-at-law,
Sir Brian Tuke, Sir Rog. Wentworth, Sir
Giles Capell, Sir John Raynsford, Sir Wm.
Pyrton, Sir Th. Darcy, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir John Seyntclere, Sir John Tyrell,
Humph. Broun serjeant-at-law, Sir Roger
Cholmeley serjeant-at-law, John Smyth,
Eustace Sulyerde, John Poynts of Huckyngton, Edw. Tyrell, Anth. Darcy, Edw. Grene,
John Gatys, John Broun, John Berneis,
John Hasilwood, sen., Rob. Mordaunte, Ric.
Higham, John Pilbarough, Barth. Prowse,
John Edmondys, Th. Tey, Guy Crayford,
John Blake. 4 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 5, ms. 3 d. and 4 d.|
|10. Ric. Herbert. Constat and exemplification of the inrolment (in consequence
of the loss of the original, sworn to by
Th. Beriton), of patent 5 Feb. 4 Edw. IV.,
granting in tail male to Sir Ric. Herbert,
the manors of Grove, Radnore, Mookas,
Brutescourt, Thronckeston, Westhide,
Egelton, Redehire, Howton and Wormeton
Tirell, Heref., and messuages, lands, &c.,
in Hereford, Dorston, Dewchurch, Deweswall and Moraston, Heref., Lassington alias
Lastington, Netherley and Eggeworth, Glouc.,
lately belonging to Sir John Skydmore alias
Scudamore, which came to the King's hands
by an Act of forfeiture 1 Edw. IV.; also
the manor of Monyngton in Stradell Vale,
Heref., and the moiety of the manor of Eton
Tregoys, Heref., with certain messuages,
land, &c., in Dorston, Turneston, Vouchirche, Peterchurche, Annebury, and
Bromeyerd, Heref, and land, &c., in Ewyas
Lacy, marches of Wales adjoining co.
Heref., lately belonging to Th. Fitzherry
of Hereford, which came to the King's
hands in like manner. Westm. 5 July.
Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.|
|11. Commission to Hen. Wiat and Ric.
Ogan of Bolston, to make inquisition p.m.
on the lands and heir of John Harrys, sen.,
of Haverford West, deceased. Westm.,
6 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.|
|12. Sir Edw. Seymor, viscount Beauchamp. Grant of the office of keeper,
governor, and captain of the island of
Jersey and castle of Gurrey alias Montorguill (Mont Orgueii), with fees as enjoyed
by Sir Th. Vaux, lord Harrowdon, late
governor, Sir Arth. Darcy, Sir Anth. Ughtred,
Sir Hugh Vaughan, or John Nanfan; with
all advowsons in the said island, and the
lordship or manor of St. German there; on
surrender of patent 17 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.
granting the same to the said Sir Th. Vaux,
lord Harrowdon. Westm., 7 July.—Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28.|
|13. Commissions of the Peace.|
Lincolnshire Kesteven.—Sir Th. Audeley,
chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles
duke of Suffolk, Thomas earl of Rutland,
Sir Wm. FitzWilliam lord Admiral of
England, Edward lord Clynton, John lord
Husey, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Walt. Luke,
Sir Wm. Husey, Sir John Thymolby, Sir
Robert Husey, Edm. Busshey, Rob. Broun,
Fran. Broun, Th. Hall, John Hasylwood, jun.,
Anth. Eyrby, Anth. Missenden, Th. Brudenell, Th. Gyldon, Ric. Ogle. 8 July.—Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 4 d.
Northamptonshire.—Sir Th. Audeley,
chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke
of Suffolk, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord Admiral
of England, J. bp. of Lincoln, John lord
Zouche, John lord Mordaunt, Sir Ric. Grey,
Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir
John Russell, sen., Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm.
Gascoigne, Sir Th. Gryffyn, Sir Th. Tresham,
Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Rob. Kyrkeham,
Edm. Knyghtley, serjeant-at-law, Edw.
Mountague, serjeant-at-law, Ric. Knyghtley,
Ric. Humfrey, Th. Andrewes, Th. Brokesby,
Edw. Gryffyn, Th. Brndenell, John Hasylwood, jun., Edw. Warner, John Lane,
Th. Lovett, Th. Cave, Wm. Saunders, John
Barnard, Rob. Chauntrell. 8 July.—Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 5 d.
|14. Th. Crumwell. Grant in tail male
of the title of baron Crumwell. Westm.,
8 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 July. — P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 17.|
|15. Sir John Bougchier, lord Fitzwaren.
Charter granting him in tail male, the title
of earl of Bath. [Witnesses names not
given.] Del. Westm., 9 July 28 Hen. VIII.
—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|16. Th. Henage, gentleman of the Privy
Chamber. Next presentation to the parish
church of St. Cadvanus, Towyn Myrioneth,
and chapels annexed, Bangor dioc. T. 9 July
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|17. Chr. Hales, the Attorney-General. To
be Master of the Rolls; on surrender by
Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary;
with custody of the house or hospital of
Converts (Rolls House). Del. Westm.,
10 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2,
|18. John Baker. To be Attorney-General
during good conduct in all courts of record.
Del. Westm., 10 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|19. Cheshire.—Commission to Sir Wm.
Stanley, John Massie of Podington, Rob.
Chauntrell, and Wm. Parre, to make inquisition p.m., on the lands and heir of Hammond Hokenell. Westm., 10 July. Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1d.|
|20. John Nele, of Boston, in Holland,
Linc., labourer. Pardon for having broken
the close and house of Nich. Browne at
Boston, and stolen therefrom certain money
belonging to Pet. Potter; and also for
having broken the close and house of
Th. Wright alias Th. Wolwynder at Boston,
and stolen therefrom certain money of the
said Thomas. T. 11 July (no year).—S.B.
Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 23.|
|21. Nich. Hall, parson of the parish
church of Pitham, marches of Calais.
Licence for non-residence. Del. Westm.,
11 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2,
|22. John Dykey (?) Presentation to the
parish church of Tylbroke, Linc. dioc., vice
Rob. Gurnell, clk., deceased. Westm.,
11 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 28.|
|23. Notts. and Derbyshire.—Commission
to Sir John Markeham and Anth. Nevill,
to make inquisition concerning the possessions which belonged on Friday, 3 weeks
after Easter, 28 Hen. VIII., to Hen. Norres,
attainted. Westm., 12 July.—Pat. 28 Hen.
VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.|
|24. John Lailande, (fn. 9) parson of the parsonage of Peppeling, marches of Calais.
Licence to reside in England. Westm., 15
July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 July.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 5.|
|25. Edm. Stonore, of Wyndesore, Berks.
Pardon for having killed, in self defence,
John Appowell, of Stonore, Oxon, yeoman,
who waylaid and attacked him in the highway leading from Watlyngton to Henley-onThames, Oxon; first between the farm of
John Gilberte, in the parish of Watlyngton,
and the farm called "Halyngrigge ferme,"
in the parish of Pirton, Oxon, and afterwards at Halyngrigge, as appears by the
record of Rob. Hucvale, one of the coroners
in co. Oxon, and Rob. Lorde, coroner of the
liberty of the honor of Walyngford and
St. Walric. The said Edmund was committed to the Marshalsea prison, as certified
by Sir John Fitzjames, C. J. of the King's
Bench. Westm., 12 July.—Pat. 28 Hen.
VIII. p. 2, m. 2.|
|26. Master Wm. Vaughan, D.C.L., incumbent of the parish church of St. Mydart
at Owey, marches of Calais. Licence of nonresidence. Westm., 10 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 12 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 19.|
|27. Chr. Coo. To be bailiff and keeper
of the manor of Gaywood, Norf., and bailiff
of the liberty of the town of Bishop's Lynne,
and keeper of the gaol or house in the same
town called "le Steward's Hall," which
manor and town were parcel of the land
belonging to the bishopric of Norwich.
Westm., 12 July. Pat., 28 Hen. VIII.,
p. 3, m. 23.|
|28. Petro de Gozman. Licence to import 600 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse
woad. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
13 July.—P.S. Fr. m. 1.|
|29. Wm. Sands, K.G. lord Sandys, the
King's Chamberlain, and lady Margery his
wife. Grant (in consideration of a grant
by the said lord to the King of the manor of
Chelshith, and divers lands and tenements
in Chelshith and Padyngton, Midd.), of the
site, &c. of the late priory of Holy Trinity,
Motisfount, Hants, and the church, churchyard, messuages, &c. of the said priory;
and the manors of Motisfount cum Forde,
alias Motisphount Bentley, Estdeane cum
Huddestrete, Broughton, Nethereldon, Netherwaloppe, Longstoke cum Millestrete,
Tynnesbury, Stokebridge, Somborne, Durley,
Apulshaw, Upton, and Upclatforde, Hants;
and Merton Wolton and Burbage, Wilts;
and the rectories and the advowsons of the
vicarages of Longestoke, Stokebridge and
Strete, Sombourne Regis, Sombourne Parva,
Upsombourne, and Elinge, Hants; and Berwyke, Wilts, belonging to the said late priory;
and the following annual pensions, viz.,
6s. 8d. from the vicarage of Assheley, Hants;
8s. 10d. from the rectory of Wele, Hants,
26s. 8d. from the vicarage of Sombourne
Regis, and 4s. from the same vicarage for
tithes in Compton, Hants; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Ford, Huddestreate,
Netherwalop, Myllestrete, Sombourne Parva,
the city of Winchester, Caddebury, Bartonstacy, Andever, the town of Southampton,
Hants; Merton, Wolton, Burbage, and
Cholderyngton, Wilts, and Fesbury, alias
Fosbur, Berks and Wilts, belonging to the
said late priory, in the same manner as Wm.
Schephard, alias Cristchurch, the late prior,
or any of his predecessors. Westm., 14
July 28 Hen. VIII. No date of Del.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9. Undated.|
|30. Chr. Barker, alias Norrey. To be
Garter principal king-at-arms, with 40l. a
year out of the petty customs of the port of
London vice Sir Th. Wriothesley. Westm.,
11 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 July.
|31. Th. Myller, alias Rougedragon pursuivant. To be Lancaster herald with 20
marks a year. Westm., 11 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 15 July.—P.S.|
|32. Hector Assheley. To be keeper of
the Wardrobe of Robes at the honor and
lordship of Hunesdon, Herts, with fees of
2d. a day. Westm., 12 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 16 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.|
|33. Nich. Agarde and John Shepard,
chaplain, executors of John Baily. Licence
to found a chantry of one chaplain in the
parish church of Tameworth, Staff., for the
good estate of the King and of Jane the
Queen Consort, and for the souls of King
Henry VII. and Elizabeth his Consort, and
of the said John Bailey and Agnes his wife,
to be called the chantry of John Baily;
with mortmain licence to endow the same
to the annual value of 6l. Westm., 11 July
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 July.—P.S. Pat.
p. 1, m. 20.|
|34. Westmoreland: Commission to Sir
Wm. Musgrave, Th. Sandford, and Chr.
Crakenthorp, to make inquisition p.m. on
the lands and heir of W . . . Musgrave, of
Burgh, Westmor. Westm., 18 July. Pat.
28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.|
|35. Bishopric of Norwich. Restitution
of temporalities on the election of Wm. Reps,
abbot of St. Benet's, Norwich dioc., as
bishop, vice Ric. Nyx, deceased. Westm.,
7 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 July.—P.S.
Pat. p. 3, m. 31. Rym., xiv. 573.|
|ii. Certificate of the new bishop's consecration by the abp. of Canterbury, Lamehith,
11 June 1536.|
|36. Robert earl of Sussex. Grant, in
tail, of the site, ground, &c., of the late
priory of Donmowe, alias Dunmowe Parva,
Essex, lately suppressed; the church, bell
tower, and churchyard, and all messuages,
&c. thereto belonging; the manors of Donmowe alias Donmowe Parva and Clopton
alias Cloptonhall, Essex; the rectories of
Parva Donmowe, Henham, Olde Salinge,
and Burnham, Essex, Stirston and Hempnall, Norf., and Poslyngford, Suff., and the
advowsons of the rectories and vicarages;
an annuity of 20s. issuing from the rectory
of Bukton, and one of 40s. from the rectory
of Barton Bendishe, Norf.; a water mill,
called Brome Mill, in Parva Donmowe,
Essex; the messuage, lands, &c., called
"Rokewodds" and "Newbought londs," in
Parva Donmowe, "Bergholts" in Magna
Tolleshunt, alias Tolshunt Major, Essex,
and "Bumpstede" in Magna Donmowe,
Essex, and the messuages, lands, &c. belonging to the said late priory in Lambourne,
Essex, and in the city of London; and all
other manors, messuages, &c. of tenants by
lease of Geoffrey Shether, late prior of the
said priory, or any of his predecessors, and
all other rents, reversions, &c. of the said
late priory in the city of London, and in
Parva Donmowe, Magna Donmowe, Tolshunt Major, Lambourn, Henham, Olde
Salinge, and Burnham, Essex; Stirston,
Hempnall. Bukton, Barton Bendishe, Norf.,
and Poslyngford, Suff., as enjoyed by the
said Geoffrey on the 4th Feb. last; with
reservations of the manor or manors called
Westwikhall and Estwik, and the marsh in
the parish of Burneham, Essex, with tenths
issuing from the lands of the said priory
now in the tenure of Wm. Harreys, which
manors, &c. the said William now holds to
farm of the King for a certain term of
years. To hold with courts leet, views of
frank pledge, &c. Annual value 121l. 14s.,
rent 21l. 14s. by way of tenth. Greenwich,
20 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., same
day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.|
|37. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, K.G., treasurer
of the King's household. Grant of the site,
&c. of the late abbev of St. Mary, Waverley, Surr., and the house, church, churchyard, &c., the manors of Waverley, Wanborowe, Markewelle, and Monkenhoke,
Surr., belonging to the said late abbey; the
rectories of Waverley and Wanborowe; the
manors of Netham, Sawroton, and Roviat,
Hants., Dokynfeld, Surr. and Hants., and
Shawe, Berks., and all manors, messuages,
&c. in Waverley, Stokedaborne, Donfeld,
Shallesford, Alford, Wytteley and Zele
Southwerke, Godalmyne, Wokynge, Worplesdon, Ferneham, Elsted, Puttenham,
Peperharowe, and Frynsham, Surr.; in
Bensted, Halybourne, Alton, Micheldever,
South Stoname, Asshe, Dummer, and
Frynsham, Hants.; Westdene, Rogate,
Yeapton, Chechestre, and Offyngton, Suss.;
Norhugge, Corslegham, Berford, and Croucheston near Bisshopyston, Wilts., belonging
to the said late abbey, in the same manner as
Wm. Alynge, the late abbot, or any of his
predecessors held the same. These possessions are of the annual value of 188l. 14s. 11d.|
|Further grant of the site, &c. of the late
priory of the Nat. B.V.M., Estborne (Easebourne), Suss., with the house, church,
churchyard, &c., the manor of Worthyng,
Suss., and lands, &c. in Estborne, Chichestre,
Bygnour, Kerford, North Chappell, Chidyngfold, Farnehurste, Lynche, Thorney,
Roddesworth (Lodsworth), and Midhurst,
Suss., belonging to the said late priory;
the rectory of Compton, Suss., and the
chapels of Midhurst, Farnehurst, and Roddesworth, and all glebes, tithes, &c. in Sturmynster Marshall and Brodewater, Dors., belonging
to the said late priory, in the same manner
as Marg. Sakevyle, the late prioress, or any
of her predecessors held the same. These
possessions are of the annual value of
47l. 13s. 9d.|
|The above abbey, priory, and other premises came to the King's hand by virtue of
the Act 27 Hen. VIII., and are to be held
by the annual rent of 23l. 12s. 10½d. by way
of tenth. Westm., 4 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, ms. 9, 10.|
|38. John Crayford, D.D., parson of the
parish church of Froyton, marches of Calais,
co. Guisnes. Licence of non-residence on
any benefice in England or Calais, which
he now has or shall have hereafter, notwithstanding the statute 27 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 12 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20
July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.|
|39. City of Hereford. Mortmain licence
to the mayor, citizens, and commonalty to
acquire lands, &c. to the annual value of
40 marks; and grant of exemption from toll
to all persons coming to the said city.
Westm., 18 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20
July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 17.|
|40. Ric. Washbourne. To be clerk of
the peace and clerk of the Crown in co.
Oxon. Westm., 18 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.|
|41. Ralph Cristimas, of Cassalton, Surrey.
Pardon for having assaulted and killed one
Laurence Hall at Cassalton, whereupon he
fled and took sanctuary at St. Peter's Westminster. Greenwich, 20 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del., Westm., same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
m. 17, likewise on p. 4, m. 24.|
|42. Bishopric of St. Asaph. Restitution
of the temporalities on the election of Rob.
Wartton, abbot of Bermondsey, as bishop
vice Wm. Barlowe; confirmed by Thomas,
abp. of Canterbury. Westm., 12 July
28 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 July.—P.S.|
|43. Sir. Wm. Sands, lord Sands, the
King's chamberlain, and Th. Wriothesley.
Grant in survivorship of the offices of
constable of Donyngton Castle, Berks., and
door ward of the same; steward, receiver,
and bailiff of the lordship or manor of
Donyngton, keeper of the woods or wodward of the said lordship or manor, keeper
of Donyngton Park and of the deer therein,
paler of the same park and master of the
hunt of deer therein, with the herbage and
pannage of the same park, and with certain
stated fees in those several offices. Also
the office of master and warden of an
"Almeshouse" in Donyngton, otherwise
called "Paymaister's" house, with fees as
enjoyed by Walt. Walshe or Edw. Fetupace. Westm., 21 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.|
|44. John Cary and Jocosa Walsingham,
whom the said John is going to marry.
Grant in tail male of the site, &c., of the
late priory of St. James the Apostle,
Thremhale, Essex, lately suppressed; the
church, steeple, and churchyard; and all
messuages, &c., thereto belonging; the
lordships or manors of Thremhale and
Engeyneshall, Essex; the manor of Beches
in Pelham Furneys, Herts; the rectories of
the churches of Thremhale and Stansted,
Essex, and the advowsons of the churches
and vicarages; and the following portions
of tithes and pensions, viz., 26s. 8d. a year
from the parish rectory or vicarage and
church of Birchanger alias Belchanker, 6d.
a year in Byerden, and 9d. a year in Ugley,
Essex; and all manors, messuages, mills,
&c., rectories, advowsons, tithes, and other
rights lately belonging to Sim. Sponer, the
late prior in right of the said monastery in
Thremhale, Manewden, Stansted, Birchanger,
Bierden, Ugley, Tendringe, Clakton Magna,
Clakton Parva, Engayneshall, Rosebrige,
Perstedes, and Watmede, Essex; Beches,
Pelham Furneys, and Stortford, &c., Herts.
The premises are of the clear annual value
of 61l., and are to be held by a rent of
6l. 10s. by way of tenth. Del. Westm.,
21 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Pat. p. 3,
|45. John de Veer, K.G., earl of Oxford,
Great Chamberlain of England. Grant, in
tail, of the site, &c. of the late priory of
S.S. Mary and John, Colne Comitis, alias
Erles Colne, Essex, suppressed by Parliament, the church, bell tower, and churchyard of the said priory; the messuages,
houses, granaries, &c., belonging to the said
late monastery, the manor of Colne alias
Colne Priory in Colne Comitis, the manors
of Barwyke in Colne Alba, and Ingesthorp,
Essex, and Ingeston, Camb., the rectories
churches, and chapels, of Colne Comitis,
Magna Bentley, Walter Belchamp alias
Beauchamp Walteri, Dovecourt, Harwiche,
Messyng, and Alba Colne, Essex, and the
rectory of the parish church of Wykham,
Camb., lately appropriated to the said late
priory, and the advowsons of the rectories,
vicarages, and chapels of Colne Comitis,
Colne Alba, Dovecourt, Harwyche, Messyng,
Magna Bentley, and Walter Belchamp, and
of the rectory or parish church of Wykeham,
with all glebes and tithes, prædial, personal,
and mixed, belonging to the said rectories,
&c., and the following annuities, pensions,
and portions, viz., 20s. from the rectory and
church of Stansted, 10s. from the rectory
and church of Hedyngham Syble, 14s. 4d.
from the church of Maplested Magna, 6s.
from the rectory or church of Aldham, 8s.
from the rectory and church of Bures ad
Montem alias Montbures, Essex, 33s. 4d.
from the church and rectory of Lavenham,
20s. from the church of Aldham, Suff., those
portions of tithes issuing from the rectories
and churches of Bures ad Montem alias
Montbures, Stansted, Hedyngham Sible,
Maplested Magna and Maplested Parva,
Essex, and from the rectories, churches,
vicarages, and chapels of Lavenham and
Aldham, Suff., the manors, messuages, lands,
&c., which belonged to the said late house
and priory or monastery in the vills, fields,
parishes, or hamlets of Colne Comitis, Colne
Alba, Colne Engayne, Colne Wake, Pedmershe,
Lanmershe, Bures ad Montem, Walter Belchamp, Dovercourt, Harwyche, Bentley Magna,
Messyng, Aldham, Stansted, Hedyngham
Sible, Maplested Magna, Maplested Parva,
and Ingesthorp, Essex, Ingeston and
Wykham, Camb., Lavenham and Aldham,
Suff., and in any other co. and place in
England, whereof Rob. Abell, late prior,
was seized in right of the said late priory on
4 Feb. last, or any of his predecessors or
previously. With reservations as to the
manor of Creppynge, Suff., the rectory of
the parish church of Edwardston, Suff., a
mill called Borfleet mill, in Magna Bentley,
Essex, and all lands, rents, services, &c., in
Creppyng and Edwardston, Suff., and Eythrop Rodyng, Essex.|
|Further grant to the said earl, as above,
of the site, &c. of the late house or priory
of St. Mary, St. James, and Holy Cross
Hedyngham ad Castrum, Essex, suppressed
by Parliament, the house and late priory of
Hedyngham, the church, steeple, and churchyard of the said priory; the messuages,
houses, granaries, &c. belonging to the said
late priory; the rectories of the parish
churches of Hedyngham ad Castrum and
Gosfeld, lately appropriated to the said late
priory, Essex, the advowsons of the churches,
rectories, and vicarages of Hedyngham ad
Castrum and Gosfeld; the manors, messuages, lands, &c. which lately belonged to
the said late priory in Hedyngham ad
Castrum, Hedyngham Syble, Gosfeld, Yeldam Magna, Yeldam Parva, Essex, and
elsewhere in England, in the same way as
Mary Baynbrig, or any of her predecessors,
enjoyed the same in right of the said late
|Annual value of 160l.; to be held by a
rent of 16l. 12s. by way of tenth, and
another of 49l. 8s. Westm., 20 July 28
Hen. VIII. Del., 22 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
ms. 26, 27.|
|46. Wm. Felowe alias Lancastre. To
be King of Arms and principal herald of the
North parts of England, with the name of
Norrey, and 20l. a year and livery. Westm.,
20 July 28 Henry VIII. Del. Tarlyng,
28 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.|