|340. John ap Rice to Wriothesley.|
|Sends a letter from one of the surveyors in Wales showing what
report they make of this bearer, the prior of Caermerden, and his house. If
my lord (fn. 1) wishes anything written or registered while I am away you may
send it to my house here. London, 21 Aug.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.
|341. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.|
|Perceives by his letter that he did not know of the Deputy of Calais
being at Guysnes Castle to demand the woods stored for its defence and that
he advises lord Sandys to let him have it. Had already written to his
deputy at Guysnes to deliver it, so that the King's works should not be
hindered. Cromwell knows that such a house cannot be maintained without
good and well foreseen provisions, whereof wood is one of the principal.
They shall have it as he has Cromwell's writing for his discharge and for the
restitution of as much again. As to Cromwell's bidding him to be a good
father to his son John Sandys, the bearer, and to maintain him after his degree,
thinks he maintains him well for the degree of a younger brother, considering
that he has many other sons, daughters, and brother's children. Maintains
John Sandys at Court, to serve their great master and obtain his favour, and
come thereby to preferment towards his living. The Vyne, 21 Aug.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. [1536–9].
|342. Marmaduke Abbot of Fountains to Cromwell.|
|When I before received your letters for preferment of your servant,
Will. Daill to the grange of Sutton, I pointed out that the said grange is
necessary to the monastery for hospitality and pasturage, and your lordship
took it only for an excuse. I assure you my reasons were unfeigned, and I
made the like answer to the King when he wrote for one of his servants.
Fountains, 21 Aug. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R.O.||2. Duplicate of the preceding. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|343. The Mayor and Council of Rye to Sir Thomas Audeley,
|Sending the depositions of witnesses in the case of Henry Sogges,
who was accused of pulling down part of the town wall to make an oven
with. Rye, 21 Aug.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|344. Walter Bucler to Lady Lisle.|
|Your servant Hugh Gylys when here, in the absence of Mr. Barkers
left all your affairs to Sir Guylliam LeGrace, a rich merchant, with a bill of
remembrance translated into French, and for greater surety he left your bill
of remembrance to Mr. Barker with Bekynsawe and me, desiring us to
repair to LeGrace if need were. Your bill made mention of a diamond to
perform the brooch of the Assumption of Our Lady, and Hugh Gyllys
caused patterns of two brooches to be drawn, one with an image of Our
Lady, the other with a personage sitting under a cloth of estate. These he
carried with him to show your ladyship, and we await your further pleasure.
We have brought the bearer your servant John Smyth both to the merchant
and the goldsmith, of whom we have received all your "bagues" and
delivered them in a box to Smyth. I have paid for the fashion as you will
see by the enclosed bill, 17 fr. 1s. 9d., equal to 37s. 11½d. I beg you to
write and thank LeGrace for his pains. Paris, 21 Aug.|
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: At Calais.
|345. Jehan de Tovar to Lord Lisle.|
|In answer to your letters, as to the packet of Geo. Traeps, which has
been arrested by Antoine Soeckaer, receiver of the Emperor's toll, he and I
together asked of the carrier to know to whom the goods belonged which
he brought on the cars, which the said carrier could not tell, but could only
say that they had laden them behind the market of Bruges, with instructions
to bring it to Calais to an Englishman whom he could not name either. He
said he had no letter or instruction to whom the goods belonged, and as the
merchants had passed without speaking to the receiver of the toll, we determined to arrest the packet without knowing what was in it, till he should
bring a certificate to whom the goods belonged. As you certify that the
goods being 20 pieces of velvet belong to the said George Traeps, I have
released the said packet for your sake, notwithstanding the proclamations
against transporting merchandise out of these countries without safe conduct.
As to the letter that you wrote on Saturday about a horse, which you say
was taken by my orders from an English gentleman named Lyncolin, I
have made inquiry, and find no horse has been taken by my command
for some time. Three months ago, when I went in post from this town
to Court, I met between Audeboeur and Nyeupoerte two or three horsemen,
one on a very young horse with a tight rein and tight saddle, and I asked
the gentlemen, one of whom was a German and the other spoke French, if
they had a passport for that young horse. He who spoke French spoke
also English, and replied that he had been asked to ride that horse, and it
belonged to a merchant of Couloiennye, who sold it for 30 cr. to a Frenchman,
on condition that he should deliver it on the English frontier. On this I
arrested it, and the Englishman or Frenchman, I know not what he was,
gave it up readily, and mounting on another little curtall, which he said
belonged to himself, swearing that he was an Englishman, bade me adieu.
After this the German mounted the horse, and returned with me to Audenboerch. I put up the horse at the Lion Inn, and ordered it to be well treated
while I went to Court. An hour afterwards it fell down as if dead, and the
stable boy went in haste to the farrier. The horse was laid up 10 or 12 days
and became as thin as a herring and seemed on the point of death. On
hearing of the matter, as the horse had been journeying all night, I sent a
good farrier, who attended him four or five weeks, when he got somewhat
better, but he is still very ill.|
|You have instructed the sieur Verra to speak to me of the said horse. You
will understand it is confiscated for the reasons I have written. Gravelines,
21 Aug. 1536. Signed.|
Fr., pp. 3. Add.
|346. Guillaume le Gras to Lady Lisle.|
|I have seen a letter from you to Mons. Bouchier, to send you back
your rings left here in my charge by Hugh Gilles. I have delivered them
to him accordingly to send you by the bearer, a messenger of Calais.
17l. 1s. 9d. has been paid for the new making of the fleur, as ordered by
Gilles, and for the repairing of the golden image and for additional gold put
into it, and in accordance with Hugh's instructions nothing shall be done
about the other token (enseigne) which he had devised. Paris, 21 Aug.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
|347. Brusyarde Abbey.|
|Inventory indented, made 22 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., between Sir Ant.
Wingfield, Sir Thos. Russhe, Rob. Southwell, and Thomas Mildmay, the
King's commissioners, and Mary Page, abbess of Brusyarde; of the ornaments of the church and furniture of the different chambers, &c. which
the abbess is to keep to the King's use. Total value, 40l. 14s. 5d. Signed
by the abbess.|
|348. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.|
|In behalf of the bearer, lately one of the clerks of my lord of Richmond's kitchen, for a renewal of the office of bailiff of Cottingham, Yorkshire, granted him by the said lord, and for his advancement to the service of
my lady Mary, whose household is to be increased. London, 22 Aug.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
Harl. MS. 604, f. 62. B.M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 243.
|349. Thomas Legh to Cromwell.|
|Has, as commanded, visited the archdeaconry of Coventry, Stafford,
Derby, and part of Cheshire, and perceives nothing lacking but godly
instruction of the "rude and poor people," and reformation of the heads.
Most of the knights and gentlemen live so incontinently, having concubines
and their children openly in their houses, and putting away their wives, that
the country is offended, and takes evil example of them. Sent commandment to them (for he could not speak with all, because they were at the
assizes) to put away their concubines and take back their wives, or else
appear before Cromwell, to show cause why they should not be compelled.
As my lord of Norfolk is come to Court, pray have me in remembrance.
Vale Royall, 22 Aug. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. St. P.II. 361.
|350. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.|
|Send their proceedings in this journey now finished since their letters
by Thos Alen. The other battery, &c., were brought to Limerick on Sunday
before the Assumption of Our Lady "by me," James Butler, and Donaugh
Obreen. On Lady Day marched to Karyckogynnell, being recovered from
them by tradiment, as they before wrote, and warded by men of James, selfstyled earl of Desmond, and the Brennes. Give an account of the assaults
and capture of the castle. There were in it 46 men besides 17 killed. As
the Deputy had previously warned them that if any of the army were killed
they should all die, all were put to death except one of the chief of them,
one of the Brenes (for whom great intercession was made and money offered)
who was conveyed to Limerick and there arraigned and executed for treason.
Commend the conduct of the soldiers of whom 30 were killed and wounded.
The castle is committed to Ossory and James Butler as mentioned in their
|Have had, while waiting for the ordnance, communications with O'Brene
and the pretended earl of Desmond. O'Brene will not conform to his
promises of subjection, nor deliver the earl of Kildare's plate and goods;
and moreover he maintains Kildare's second son (fn. 2) and divers servants of
Kildare and of Thomas FitzGerald. The said Desmond was very reasonable
and would give his two sons as hostages and abide by the order of the
Deputy and Council about the earldom, as agreed by indenture between
him and the Deputy. However, pondering his oath to O'Brene ("as he
is a person esteemed greatly to regard his promise") that the one should
not make an agreement without the other, and seeing that we could not
abide in the country, we purposed to destroy O'Brene's country; but the
army refused to go further without their wages. Albeit no shift could be
made for the money we offered to leave them in Limerick, Cork, and
Kilmahallock, where they could have food and drink upon our bond until
the King's money should come, and overawe the rebels by their presence.
They refused. So Loughgyr castle in the midst of Desmond's country
where I, James Butler, kept a garrison for 20 days is deserted for none of
my men or men of this country (except James FitzMaurice had been here
to receive the same) will keep the place unless the Englishmen stay.
Things have not succeeded as they would have done had the army tarried,
among whom have been innumerable disorders, to the evil example of the
Irish. Beg he will show the King the premises as he thinks fit. Unless
the rebellion of O'Brene and Desmond be suppressed Munster will never
be quiet; nor will the King recover Kildare's lands unless the Deputy and
army remain about Limerick and Cork for a quarter of a year, as they
would have done until All Saints' Day had they had money. Advise that
James FitzMaurice should be sent over to be used as an instrument for
the suppression of the pretended earl.|
|Parliament is adjourned to Dublin 15 Sept. Have left artillery in
Limerick and Clonmell. Casshell, 24 miles from Limerick, 22 Aug. Signed
by Trimletiston the Chancellor, Ossory, lord James Butler "Edmund off
Cassell," Aylmer and Alen.|
Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
|Lamb. MS. 611, p. 32.||351. Henry VIII. to the Chancellor and Council of Ireland.|
|Has seen their letters to lord Cromwell, keeper of the Privy Seal,
about their proceedings against O'Brien and the pretended earl of Desmond,
and also about the mutiny in the army for want of money. Has already
sent them money. Desires them to signify to him how many men should
be retained there this winter, and to send the names of the ringleaders
in the mutiny, that they may be dismissed. Wishes them to comply with
his former letters about the augmentation of the revenues that he may know
the extent thereof by the return of Wm. Budyr (Body).|
P. 1. Modern copy.
|352. Jehan de Tovar to the Deputy of Calais.|
|I have received your letter and understood the notification made to
you by Thibault about your post named Lombart, from what the merchants
told him, to whom the packets of velvet belonged,—that he had told me in
the open market how the said post meant to reply to me that the merchandise
belonged to the said merchant Le Anglois. I assure you he never spoke
to me, for it is long since his reports would have weighed with me. You
desire to know why I told Thibault he was a vagabond, a spy, and a
reporter. I have known him over eight years, and he and his father have
often come to me with reports which would be too long to relate; so I did
not speak without good grounds. As there is good appearance of friendship
being maintained with England for a long time to come, I take the
opportunity to say that a heap of false reports ought not to be believed
by such a noble knight as you. For a long time I have given great heed
to maintain this friendship and should be sorry to give displeasure to the
least man of your kingdom. I beg you therefore henceforth to inform me
of any reporter who speaks to you about me, for nowadays there are many
ill tongues about who speak all they think. Also I beg you to give order
to English subjects here not to put their cattle with those of the French,
to avoid awkward mistakes. I send you [the account of] the taking of the
captains, at four leagues from Marseilles, and of others who are dead.
Gravelines, 22 Aug. 1536. Signed.|
Fr., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
|353. George Gyffard to Cromwell.|
|We have made an end of the survey in Warwickshire, as you will see
by the brief certificate sent by my brother, the bearer, to whom I beg you
to be good lord in his suit. I thank you for the pains you have taken in
mine concerning Erdburie, and for the answer you wrote to me in your own
hand. I trust my suit will take effect against Mr. Chancellor's will, for he
made answer to my Lord Chancellor that he would not meddle or speak
therein. But as soon as he had left my Lord Chancellor's house he said he
would be at the Court next day and speak to the King for me; but instead
of that he rode into Essex. I intend to be at the King's repairing into
Buckinghamshire to meet your lordship, and hope you will take the pains
to lodge with my poor father. 23 August.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell of Wimbledon, Lord Privy Seal.
|354. In St. Alban's Abbey.|
|"Articles spoken by dan Aswell, being Test Prior in the monastery
of St. Albans."|
|1. In the oriel door Ashwell being test (terce), prior talked of queen Anne,
who was then in the Tower, and said he trusted before Michaelmas to see
master Secretary in the same case, for he heard that master Secretary was
chief councillor of that matter, adding that "he would jubert all that he was
worth to see that day," for he and she were maintainers of all heresies and
new fangleness. Witnesses who heard him were the sub-chanter, dan
Peter Catton, dan Bynnham, dan Newman, &c. 2. While the said test prior
was sitting in the oriel at dinner with the brethren, Bacheler Stevenage complained of the fare as unwholesome and against the King's statutes; on which
the test prior said, " What should we pass upon these statutes, which be made
by a sort of light-brained merchants, and also heretics, Cromwell being one of
the chief of them?" Bacheler Stevenage and others commanded him to hold
his peace, for if it were known it would turn him to high displeasure. He
answered, "What should we pass upon them that purposeth themself to
destroy our religion? Let us pass upon the old customs and usages of our
house." Witnesses named. 3. He called a young man named dan Newman
into the shaving-house, who confessed that he meant to leave the monastery
for the uncharitableness he found there, and claimed to have the King's
authority by which all under the age of 22 should be put forth. The test
prior answered, "I marvel that ye pass upon that commandment, which was
not heard of this thousand year afore. The King hath done it on his
high power, contrary to the law of God and man both." 4. Being at
supper in the high prior's chamber, Dr. Gevyn and master Guynnett, and
others of the brethren there spoke of the pulling down of the religious
houses. The test prior answered, "I marvel that you will talk thereof; for
so long as this King reigneth it shall be never at other point; for if he reign
this seven years he purposeth to leave but four churches in England; that is
to say, one church in the east, another west, and another church north, and
another south." He had declared openly what a young man had told him
|Notwithstanding sufficient warning, the prior will not forbear this style of
conversation; and therefore to avoid any guilty participation, they have
set forth these articles. Names of witnesses are appended to each
|ii. Interrogatories on the above articles put up to the Lord Privy Seal by
Thos. Newman, taken before the abbot of St. Albans, John Conyngesby,
Ralph Rowlet, Edw. Broket, and Geo. Candyshe, 24 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.|
|1. Whether the articles are a true copy, which Newman affirms. 2. That
the prior affirmed that he thought the King was not privy to those articles.|
|Thos. Bartylmowe, sub-chanter, attests the same, but he never heard the
prior speak anything else of the King or the Council; which is also attested
by Henry Bestney, second "serchen," Edw. Sybley, Thos. Bynham, and
Peter Catton. The last deposes that he heard the said prior say, " he would
lay 20l. that Mr. Cromwell should be in the Tower before Michaelmas
|Other depositions by John Guynett, chaplain, Rob. Morton, keeper of
St. Alban's shrine, who says he heard the prior say that now the King had
pulled down the little houses, he would pull down the great ones. Signed
by the deponents.|
|Will. Asshwell, tertius prior, says in answer to these charges: 1. That
he never spoke such words of queen Anne and Mr. Secretary. 2. Nor the
words alleged in the second article, but only that the King and his Council
would not break any laudable customs of the monastery. 3. and 4. He also
denies the 3rd and 4th articles, but says he had heard it spoken of divers
men that only four religious houses should be left in England, &c. 5. That
he never disclosed the confession alleged. Signed.|
|iii. Ric. Stevynnage deposes, denying the correctness of the first and
second articles; but states that when certain of the brethren at refection,
dining in the "frater" came into the oriel and would have part of their
meat because theirs was not good, he answered that by the King's injunctions they should all dine in one place and have the same diet; on which
Ashwell said, who made those injunctions were a sort of light persons and
P. 1. Endd.
Cleop. E. iv. 106. B. M.
|355. D. Borthuyk to [Cromwell].|
|My lord, the bearer has shown me that there are certain curates
and religious men who desist not to abuse the people under "wmbre" of
confession, and command them to obey the bishop of Rome, saying that the
King, the Queen, and all who hold the Gospel shall be put to death
shamefully in two years. He will show you thereof more at length.
London, 24 Aug. Signed.|
Scotch, p. 1.
|356. John Vales to Lady Lisle.|
|Thanks her for his great cheer. Sends a buck by his servant the
bearer. London, Bertilmewe day.|
|Desires to be saluted to lord Lisle, and to "my councellor Mastres
Hol., p. 1. At Calais.
|357. Jehan de Tovar to [Lord Lisle].|
|I have received your letter showing your anxiety to preserve a good
understanding between our princes. The publication of ordinances that you
have made I think has been well done. On my part I shall give orders that
no English subjects be molested. As to your complaint that some of my
men attacked your stepson, Sir John Dudley, and took away his purse and
letters, I wish to know particulars of the place and manner of the assault,
and any of my men who has been guilty shall be hanged. I am sending my
provost marshal to inquire about it. Grevelinge, 24 Aug. 1536. Signed.|
Fr., p. 1. Addressed erroneously: Mons. Levesque, a Calais.
|358. Chapuys to Charles V.|
|Seeing that the Secretary (fn. 3) Cromwell had three times failed to come
and make answer to me about our communications for a new league, I sent
a man to him the day before yesterday, and he told him that the delays and
excuses they had given me of late were mainly to await your Majesty's
answer to the letters the King had written you about the means for securing
peace; which answer had arrived the day preceding, and was so honorable
and gracious that the King was greatly pleased, and had given him license to
come next day to London to hear the credence referred to in the letters and
also to impart to me some of the King's intentions. My man requested that
to abridge matters I should rather go to Court than Cromwell come hither,
but he could not change his purpose, which is only to gain time, as you may
well imagine, and I think whatever Cromwell may have said he will put off
longer than he has said, and will come without power or answer merely to
scent out something of what I have before said, especially in what concerns
the Pope, saying that it would be an honorable and reasonable thing that on
coming to treat your Majesty should promise not to allow anything to be
done against the King, either at the Council or elsewhere by reason of his
withdrawal from the Church.|
|Cromwell told my man that the French ambassador had assured the King
that the Prince Dasculy (fn. 4) had caused the Dauphin to be poisoned, and intended
to do the same to the French king and his two other children, and since
wickedness had grown so bold this King ought to take good heed to himself.
This the King had reported to Cromwell, who answered that he need not
fear such poison, and there was a poison far more dangerous, viz., the
secret menaces of the French, who would have treated to the prejudice of
the King and all his realm as Granvelle had lately declared to the English
ambassador, and as Chapuys had several times shown. Cromwell has sent me
by my man who arrived from Court this morning, your Majesty's letters of
the 11th instant, of which, according to your instructions, I send by the
bearer a copy to the Queen Regent in Flanders. I shall not fail to use the
care indicated in the cipher. As to the documents written at the camp by
Ferjoux, I have not yet received them. On the 15th I learned by a servant
of the bishop of Winchester, whom he despatched from Lyons, that your
Majesty's men had taken and defeated 3,000 French, among whom were
500 horse and 7 chief captains.|
|Two days ago the neutrality was proclaimed holding the subjects of your
Majesty and those of the king of France in equal protection here, and
forbidding the English under great penalties to traffic openly or secretly in
merchandise belonging to either party. This last clause was added because
several ships have been arrested in Flanders, having goods belonging to
Frenchmen laden in them. A Scotchman tells me that the king of Scots
was returning to Edinburgh, and that his voyage had not been with the
view of crossing to France as reported, but only to visit some of the Orkney
Isles where there had been some disturbance. London, 25 Aug. 1536.|
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 3.
|359. Chapuys to [Granvelle].|
|Knows not what to add to the news he has written to the Emperor,
except that he has heard that on Sunday last they began to publish the
Princess heir apparent, in a parish church near the writer's lodging. She
is very well, and is every day better treated; in which the more I think of
it and of the hope it gives of putting the King on the right road, both as concerns his religion and his relations to the Emperor, considering also the great
dangers she has escaped, and the inextricable confusion which would have
ensued, I think the Princess has acted more prudently, whatever Count
Cifuentes and Doctor Ortiz may say, who in my opinion have not considered
all the circumstances. Everything well weighed, it seems to me that the
Pope ought to approve of what is done, and if it were still to do should order
it to be. I have written to them fully, but as I know they will write thither
(to you) I could not forbear to point this out. London, 25 Aug.|
|Just as I was about to close this packet Cromwell has sent to me by a
clerk to say he will be here without fail at a lodging he has in the fields
next mine, and begged me to be more pliant this time than I had been
hitherto. He brings with him the bishops of Hereford and Chichester, who
have hitherto professed to be good Imperialists, which gives me better hope
than I had, especially as I have heard that of late the King had given a dry
and curt answer to the French ambassador that it was mere waste of time to
ask him to assist the French. May God inspire him to declare himself on his
Majesty's side, for which I will use as great efforts as if it were to win Paradise.|
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 2.
|360. John Robyns to Cromwell.|
|Was prevented by fever from paying his respects to Cromwell when
he was in these parts. Oxford, "in Collegio Regali," 8 kal. Sept.|
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Domino Privati Sigilli.
Cleop. E. vi. 232. B. M. C's. Letters, 325. Strype's Cranmer, 696. Ellis, 3 S. III. 23.
|361. Cranmer to Henry VIII.|
|The King, by letters dated 3 June, 27 Henry VIII., and also by
mouth, in Winchester, at Michaelmas last, commanded the prelates to
persuade his people that the bishop of Rome's authority was usurpation,
and that his Grace was supreme head of the Church in England. Cranmer,
upon his return from Winchester (knowing the people about Otforde and
Knol, where his most abode was, were sufficiently instructed), came into
East Kent. In his own church at Canterbury Cranmer preached two
sermons. Dr. Leighton, the King's visitor, was present at the first, and can
|His sermons declared, first, that the bishop of Rome was not God's vicar
on earth, although these three or four hundred years he had compelled men so
to teach; second, though the see of Rome was called sancta sedes Romana
and the Bishop sanctissimus Papa, that was but a holiness in name, seeing
the vices of Rome; third, the bishop of Rome's laws, which he calls divinas
leges and sacros canoncs, were many of them contrary to God's laws, and
some, though good, were not to be taken as God's laws, nor is there
remission of sins by observing them. The King had accepted the good laws
as laws of his realm. As to the ceremonies of the Church, our sins be
remitted by Christ's death, and it were injury to Christ to impute such
remission to any laws or ceremonies. The laws of the Church were
originally intended, like the common law of the realm, for the observance of
order, and, as such only, people ought to observe them.|
|Though his two sermons were long, has written them briefly. The people
were glad they heard so much, until the prior of the Black Friars at Canterbury preached a sermon clean contrary to them. For first, concerning the
bp. of Rome's power, the prior spake generally, "that the Church of Christ
never erred"; secondly, as to vices, he would not slander the bp. of Rome
and said Cranmer preached uncharitably in saying he prayed to see the power
of Rome destroyed. Cranmer had said so, perceiving the see of Rome work
contrary to God's honour. Thirdly, the prior preached, craftily, "the laws
of the Church to be equal with God's laws."|
|Leaves the judgment hereof to the King and his Council; but thinks
"whosoever saith that the Church never erred maintaineth the bishop of
Rome his power."|
|At his first examination before Christmas the prior said he never preached
against Cranmer, but now says he did. Begs, since he is taken for a party,
that the cause may be committed to the Lord Privy Seal or else that a
colleague may be associated with him.|
|If this man, who has preached against Cranmer in his own church, be not
looked on, the King may "expende" what an example it may be to others
and how Cranmer's credit will be affected.|
|Begs pardon of his tedious writing. Thanks for the stag sent him from
Windsor Forest. Forde, 26 August.|
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
|362. Sir Fras. Bryan to Cromwell.|
|I have received your letter dated at Mortlake, the 7th, and addressed
to the abbot of Ewburne (Woburn), that he should grant to Ric. Day his
grange called Crawley Grange for sufficient years. This the abbot agrees
to do notwithstanding his former grant to another man, but objects to give
him the warren of coneys, which would be a loss to the house of 40l. a
year. My own servant, keeper of Brokeburrow, had the same warren
in farm and let it over again to one Pounter, and it was such a loss to the
abbot that he gave my servant 5l. a year and Pounter 30l. to redeem it.
As I am steward of the house, I beg your lordship not to desire the warren.
Ampthill, 26 Aug. Signed.|
P. 1. Add., Privy Seal. Endd.
|363. The Town of Dunkirk to Lord Lisle.|
|We have received your letters dated on St. Bartholomew's day,
complaining of the capture of two English ships by vessels of this town,
and demanding redress, with a statement that neither the ships, men, or goods
were French. The cognisance of such matters belongs entirely to the
Emperor's Admiral. We have done our utmost in the matter by calling
before us the captains and officers of the said ships and the admiral lieutenant,
and declaring to them what seemed to us the truth; but notwithstanding our
remonstrances the men of war refused to liberate them until the admiral is
informed of everything. Dunkirk, Sat., 26 Aug. '36.|
Fr., pp. 2. Add.
|[28 Aug.] (fn. 5) ||364. Herry Polsted to Cromwell.|
|According to his letter received last night about 8 o'clock, has sent
him the award. If, as Cromwell wishes, he puts out the clause concerning
the common which the tenants claim in Offington and Barton, the abbot will
run in danger of his bond, because the award runs that he should make an
indefeasible lease. As he perceives by Mr. Androwes that the tenants are
"adanymated against the said Audelet" by the said clause, Cromwell may
cause the abbot to be bound to Audelet with the condition of which he sends
a note. Doubts not the abbot will seal it on Cromwell's note, though it is not
in the award. Thinks Cromwell had better send the award to the parties,
lest Mr. Button or Mr. Andrewes do not deliver it in time, so that it becomes
void. The short day given in the obligations was by consent of the parties,
in the hope that Cromwell would have sealed the award before he went to
Court. The Rolls, Monday. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: My lord my master. Endd.
|365. Sir W. Barantyne to Cromwell.|
|I received, on the 27th, your letter dated 10 Aug., touching a complaint made to the Council that I had made deceitful bargains with my
father-in-law Sir Roger Lewkenore. Denies the charge. His father-in-law
has made assurance of the reversion of all his inheritance to him and his wife
and the heirs of both their bodies, and they have two sons alive. The last
articles he had of him, of which he sent Cromwell a copy as desired, were
sent to him by his father-in-law and my lady, and the former sealed and
subscribed them in his presence with perfect goodwill. The other writings
which Cromwell has seen are not with him at present, some are in London
and some in Sussex, but he will get copies. Haseley, 28 Aug. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
|366. James V. to Henry VIII.|
|Requests a safe conduct for Mungo Tennent, burgess of Edinburgh,
with a ship or ships of 200 tons burden to trade with England. Striveling,
28 Aug. 23 Jac. V. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.
|367. Henry VIII.|
|Commission to Thomas lord Cromwell, privy seal, Edward bishop of
Hereford and Richard bishop of Chichester to treat with Charles V. or
his ambassador for peace among Christian princes. Terlyng, 29 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII.|
Lat., pp. 2. Docketed "Copie de pouvoir. Angleterre."
Add. MS., 28,589, f. 44. B. M.
|368. Eustace Chapuys to the Empress.|
|Wrote by Domingo de la Cuadra, portero de Maca, and has had no
courier since. Matters here seem to be improving. The Princess is well.
Since her reconciliation to her father, she has been treated even with more
ceremony than in times past. The Empress ought to congratulate her, as
she is more than a kinswoman, and has escaped a greater danger than can
be described by letter. Besides, there is great hope that she will be the
means by her wisdom to bring the King and realm little by little back to
the right road. It would be a great pity to see such a person lost (ver tal
perdida), who is endowed with such wisdom, beauty, uprightness (entera
vida), and other virtues that no one can help praising her. She loves the
Emperor and Empress as much as any one could, and having no opportunity
to write, has ordered him to send affectionate recommendations to the
Empress. Is assured that she will shortly be declared heiress of the
|The king of England has hitherto shown himself to be neutral in the war
between the Emperor and France; but he has been importuned to declare
for France. Thinks rather that he will do the contrary. Has written to
the consuls of Burgos and the cardinal of Toledo to tell the merchants of
Burgos to be careful in sending their wool ships, as there are many French
men of war in this sea. London, 29 Aug. 1536.|
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
|369. Lord Chancellor Audeley to Cromwell.|
|Sends by his steward More, (fn. 6) the bearer, a significavit from the bishop
of Lincoln to have the King's writ de hæretico comburendo. Has spared to
grant this till he knows whether Cromwell is informed of the matter. Asks
him, if he knows of no reasonable cause to stay in it, to send it back, and he
will then despatch the matter. "If the person be worthy to suffer, it is good
to be done for example." Thanks Cromwell for the pains he has taken in
his suit, and asks him to continue, and also to further his steward More in
the perfection of his suit, as he did in the beginning. Berechurche,
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|370. John Husee to Lady Lisle.|
|I have written to my lord how Mr. Wyndsor and I have sped with
Mr. Hide. I fear if we trust him my lord will be deceived. The matter
will require speedy diligence. When the chancellor of the Augmentations
comes I will solicit my lord's desire. By his indentures with the chancellor
of Winchester, my lord is quite debarred from wood sales and other profits.
There are two or three that will offer 200 marks for the reversion of the
20 mark land. As to the Queen, I will solicit according to your request.
Mr. John Basset is now merry in Hampshire, and so is Mr. George, but he
lacks many things which I will prepare for him. Towards Michaelmas I
trust you will have him at Calais. Edw. Russell (fn. 7) has promised to come with
him. You have forgotten to answer the monk of Netley for his letter. As
to your weir, I will apply to Mr. Popley for a letter to remedy it. London,
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|30 Aug, R. O.||371. Robert Seymore to Cromwell.|
|Desires that his suit may have an end at Grafton. Has been a long
suitor, and at great charges. When he first began he trusted if there had
been "but syx t'a byn holpyn" he should have been one of them. Has still
some hope, since the King has shown him favor, to be dispatched before
Cromwell leaves Grafton. Woulfhaull, 30 Aug. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|31 Aug.||372. The Abbot of Tower Hill.|
|See Grants in August, No. 37.|
|373. Robt. Prior of Lewes to Cromwell.|
|I have received your letters in favor of Thomas Awdeley, the King's
servant, to have my farm of Swanburgh with the parsonage adjoining. All
I have is at the King's command, but I have nothing but the said farm, and
grange, and parsonage to maintain my house and hospitality, which, no
doubt, it is your pleasure should continue. You commanded me, in presence
of my lord of Norfolk, my founder, to call in such leases as I had granted,
and, for the maintenance of hospitality, keep them thenceforth in my own
hands, notwithstanding any letter thereafter to the contrary. Lewes,
31 Aug. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|374. Robert Forthe to Wriothesley.|
|Ventures to write by his servant, who is going to Court, to desire
Wriothesley to keep him in remembrance. London, 31 Aug.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At the Court. Endd.: Mr. Forde of the Privy Seal.
Shrewsb. MSS. A. f. 55. Coll. of Arms.
|Receipt given 31 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII to George earl of Shrewsbury
by Will. Smyth, one of the collectors appointed by the Lord Chancellor and
the duke of Norfolk for assessing peers of the realm, for 38l. 6s. 8d. as the
first payment of the subsidy granted in 26 Hen. VIII. Signed.|
P. 1. Endd.
Poli Epp. I. 479.
|376. Pole to Card. Contarini.|
|Sees that the Cardinal never loses an opportunity of assisting him.
Would be glad not only to come to him but to live with him for ever.
Must, however, await the return of his messenger from England, at least
for 16 days, as he may be detained there. Will not wait longer. Will
have the best possible conductors in his journey, the bishops of Verona and
Chieti (Theatinus), with whom he has conferred much about it, as the
former came salutandi senatus causa and to explain the Pope's intention in
summoning him. Verona will take him the best ways through Tuscany.
Only regrets that "our abbot" cannot accompany him as the archbishop of
Salerno had promised, who expects him in Umbria.|
|Hears from the English ambassador in France (fn. 8) that in England some
nobles are condemned to extreme punishment; that he (fn. 9) who had begun
courageously to vindicate the Pope's authority in Ireland, and had afterwards
surrendered to the King on a promise of pardon has been condemned with
his four uncles; that a brother of the duke of Norfolk, for secretly marrying
a daughter of the late queen of Scotland, the King's sister, has been
condemned to death along with his wife, unless the judgment be mitigated
by the King's clemency. But I rather think that in these cases the King
wishes an opportunity of showing mercy, and that is why judgment has been
passed on them; for their deaths would be so unjust as to create intolerable
hatred, the Irishman having relied on a public promise, and the other being
condemned only on an ex post facto law. We shall soon know. I have
also received some printed articles of religion in English, in which I find
nothing much at variance with the Catholic standard, except that their
authorship is ascribed to the King in the title—a thing of which it is difficult
to say whether it be more foolish or impious. They treat of the Sacraments,
Invocation of Saints and Purgatory, much after the old manner. The mercy
of God has protected the faith of the people. Venice, prid. kal. Sept.
R. O. Wilkins III. 813. Burnet iv. 308.
|377. Injunctions to the Clergy.|
|Injunctions issued by Cromwell, lord Privy Seal, to be observed by
all persons having cure of souls or spiritual administration within the
deanery of —, and to be enforced by his commissary. In these injunctions the clergy are directed how they shall preach and what subjects they
shall insist upon. They are to teach all children and servants the Paternoster, the Articles of the Faith, and the Ten Commandments in the vulgar
tongue. They are not to haunt alehouses, or play at cards; and every one
beneficed above 20l. yearly shall distribute the 14th (40th ?) part of his
revenues, lest he be noted of ingratitude in not imparting the 40th portion.
Dated 1536, —Aug. (fn. 10) 28 Hen. VIII.|
|Galba B. x.|
70. (fn. 8) B. M.
|378. Sir Robert Constable to —.|
|I pray your lordship to give Sir Roger Gray peremptory warning to
keep his day better . . . . else at his peril. I have twice taken up . . . .
commandment, and yet I had a privy loss, and I humbly pray your lordship
no more to entreat me for him.|
|The Emperor and the French king have made two sure camps, well
fortified with ordnance. Whoever breaks first is in jeopardy.|
|It is said that the bishop of Rome and the Venetians have raised an army
of 20,000 Italians, of which the Medicis are captains to act against the
Emperor. They intend to break the siege of Tyrwyn (Turin), which the
French won from the duke of Savoy, and then join the French king in
Provence. If the Emperor will suffer the duke of Saxony and the Lutherans,
they will gladly make war against the bishop of Rome, which they would
have done long since if the Emperor would have allowed them. The countie
of Nasso continues his siege at Penoon (Peronne) in Picardy. He has been
several times repulsed, but intends to stay till he takes it, when he will have
no stop to Paris but by battle.|
|"My lord here is humberyng of a new parliament."|
Hol., p. 1.
|379. [Cromwell] to John Whalley and other of the King's
Officers at [Dover].|
|Has admitted John Golde, the bearer, to be at the King's works at
Dover, head clerk for the King, and keep his books as he has been used.
They are to pay him 12d. a day, and also the arrears due to him. At—
P. 1. Endd.
|R. O.||380. Chichester Cathedral.|
| Extracts made by John Stilman, notary public, from the register of
bishop Sherbourn concerning an original foundation for the improvement of
the cathedral choir.|
Lat., pp. 3. Endd.: Quoddam statutum sive ordinatio quædam in ecclesia
|R. O.||381. Gostwick's Disbursements.|
|A docket of particular sums contained in three several warrants to
be at this time signed for money paid by Mr. Gostyk.|
|A.—To Thomas Hennage for the King's privy coffers, 2,000l. The prior
of Newerk, master of the works at Hampton Court, for the same, 1,000l.
Wm. Gonson for the apparelling of certain ships, 200l. Edmond Sexten
and Robt. Cowley, of Ireland, in reward at their last departing, 26l. 13s. 4d.
John Whalley, master of the works at Dover, 800l. Sir Wm. Kingston
"for a composition for such jewels and apparel as the late Queen had in
the Tower," 100l. The same "for money delivered unto her to give in
alms before her death," 20l. The executioner of Calais, for his reward and
apparel, 100 crs., 23l. 6s. 8d. The said Sir Wm. Kingston for the late
Queen's diets when in the Tower, 25l. 4s. 6d. Richard Caundishe for
certain provisions by him made in Hamburghe, 57l. 15s. Serjeant Hinde,
the King's solicitor, and others that went for the executing of the rebels
in the West, 50l. Edward North for his clerks attending upon Parliament,
13s. 6s. 8d. John Prows in reward for certain service done by him in
Ireland, 6l. The Emperor's ambassador's post, post-money to Rome, 28l.
Fras. Picher, post-money to Lyons, 14l. Burbonius, a Frenchman, reward,
100 crs. James Androt, Frenchman, for devising certain plates, 100 crs.
Erasmus, the armourer, for gilding Stayber's harness, 15l. The Lady
Mary, 20l. Thos. Poulet for the rest of his diets due upon his journey in
Ireland, 39l. Andrew Thomas, merchant of Venice, for a diamond, 1,520l.
The lord William Howard towards his marriage, 100l. The bp. of
Winchester for a prest upon his diets, 233l. 6s. 8d. Richard Caundishe in
prest for provision of cables, 900l.|
|B.—Sir John Fitzjames half year's fee, 48l. 18d. Sir John Baldewyn,
the like, 41l. 6s. 11d. Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir John Porte, Sir Thos.
Engleffeld, Sir Wm. Shelley, Sir John Spilman, and Sir Walter Luke, for
the like, 32l. 18s. 11d. each (except Shelley, who has 27l. 18s. 2d.) Sir
Richard Lister, one of the justices of assise, 100s. 10d. Chr. Hales, the
King's attorney, 8l. 4s. 10d. Sir Thos. Willoughby, Chr. Jennye, and
John Hinde, King's serjeants-at-law, 10l. 15s. 2d. each. Humphrey Brown,
one of the said serjeants, 113s. 4d. Robt. Cattelyn for his half year's
annuity making out process, 100s. Divers messengers riding with privy
seals, 18l. 10s. 10d. Wm. Gonson for reparations of ships, 1,000 mks.
John Gresham for money taken of him by exchange for the bp. of Herford,
100l. Wm. Walter surveying of the certificate of the tenths, in cos. Glouc.
and Salop, 7l. 6s. 8d. Andrew Flamok, bringing up certain evidence
belonging to the earldom of Warwick, 36s. 6d. Annuities to Wm. Chomley,
6l. 13s. 4d.; John Bury, Richard Tomeo, and Wilbrom, 100s. each; and
Bernarde van Meale, 23l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Parry for his costs in the suppression of Bilsington, 22s. 7d. Bp. of Herford in reward, 114l. 11s. 11d.
James Nedam for repairs at the Tower, 50l. Benedict and John, Florentynes, gravers, for April, 9l 8s. 8d. Item, an obligation wherein Thomas
Gildon standeth bound in 100s. for the fine of knighthood to be delivered
unto him. To Richard Crumwell for his expenses in the suppression of
Tyltye, 4l. 8s. 4d. Richard Houghe, riding from London to Winchester
and bringing prisoners thence, 4l. 22d.|
|C.—To the bp. of Herford upon the determination of his diets, 100l.
Wm. Shirlonde in full payment of his diets, 8l. 4s. Thos. Wryothesley,
annuity for one quarter, 10l. My lord Privy Seal, for redeeming of certain
emeralds that were stolen out of the abbey of Westm. and conveyed beyond
sea, 88l. 3s. 4d. Hubbert Morret, jeweller of Paris, for jewels bought by
the King, 282l. 6s. 8d. John Angel, jeweller of Paris, ditto, 1,873l. 13s. 4d.
Longegraunt, merchant of Flanders, for arras, 630l. Chr. Millener for
goldsmiths' work, 206l. 4s. 2d. The foresaid John Longegraunte for three
rings with diamonds, 233l. 6s. 8d. Dr. Hethe, residue of his diets, 24l.
Mrs. Anne de la Roche in reward, 20l. The earl of Desmond in reward
by the King's command, 40l. To be sent into Ireland, 5,000l. Robt.
Fouler towards the building of Calais, 1,000l. Roger Basing for wines,
600l. John Baker, the King's attorney, for his pains in the time of the
Parliament, 26l. 13s. 4d. John Horwood, the King's solicitor, for the like,
26l. 13s. 4d. Sir John Fitzjames, for the like, 50 mks. The clerk of the
Parliament, 10l. Sir Richard Riche, speaker of the Parliament, 100l. The
post that went last into France, 50 crs., 11l. 5s. Jacomyn de Breslave,
reward, 200 crs.|
Large paper, pp. 3. In Wriothesley's hand.
|R. O. St. P. ii. 366.||382. Robt. Cowley to [Cromwell].|
|"The devises of Robert Cowley for the furtherance of the King's
majesty's affairs in his Grace's land of Ireland."|
|The commission to the Deputy to hold the last Parliament was as deputy
to the duke of Richmond, who died about the beginning of the Parliament.
The Acts of the said Parliament are therefore invalidated, i.e., the
Acts of Supremacy, Suppression of Religious Houses, Attainders, &c.
|1. That a new Parliament be commissioned to ratify them. 2. That
Cromwell should appoint a substitute to execute part of his office in Ireland,
and stop the Irish from recourse to the bishop of Rome. 3. That all
"provisours going to Rome, and papists," should be punished extremely.
4. The "pretensed" earl of Desmond has seized upon Kildare's lands in
Limerick. The Deputy and Council should recover the said lands, and
reduce the said Desmond to allegiance, or else prosecute him as a rebel. 5.
Young Gerot, Jas. Delahide, and their accomplices should be apprehended.|
|I delivered your lordship, in Canterbury, the writings sent from the
Master of the Rolls, among them a book of ordnance to be sent to Ireland.
Please learn the King's pleasure about that and the Chancellorship of
In Cowley's own hand.
|R. O.||2. Extracts from the headings (1) of the instructions given to Sir
Wm. Skeffington, and (2) of the statutes of Ireland passed in the Parliament of Dublin, 1 May 28 Hen. VIII., before lord Leonard Gray. In each
of these the Deputy is styled deputy to the duke of Richmond, and this is
Modern copy, p. 1. Endd.: The style of the duke of Richmond.
|R. O. St. P. II. 367.||3. "Articles concerning the King's business and affairs in Ireland."
(These articles are in Cowley's hand, with answers to each in the margin
|1. Is the commission to the Deputy to hold Parliament as deputy to the
King and to the duke of Richmond, late lieutenant, now valid? Will the
King's Council examine past enactments while the Parliament yet continues,
—amongst others, an Act of 10 Henry VII. giving the earldoms of March
and Ulster to the King? A. To be considered by the Lord Chancellor and
learned Council. 2. In the Act resuming the lands of absentees, lady Seyntleger's portion is not comprised, "which is all Master Seyntleger's portion
during her life, &c." A. She must have it for term of life. 3. Let it be
enacted that officers of the courts and clerks exercise their offices in person,
and meanwhile let the Treasurer pay no fees to those who do not use their
offices in person. A. As good an Act as can be. 4. That the Treasurer
may know about the appointment of officers in the King's lordships, and
their fees. A. "Respectuatur." 5. That the Treasurer be discharged of
going to wars, but apply his office; and now he is discharged of all the
King's retinue save 50, let a captain be appointed to the said 50 to attend
the Treasurer in surveying the King's lands, &c. A. A letter of discharge
to the Treasurer to this effect. 6. To know how the Treasurer shall order
Sir James Fitzgerald's and Richard's lands, both of their own and their
wives' right. That known the Act of their attainder must be certified into
Ireland. A. According to the laws of the land. 7. A commission to be
sent for the granting of dispensations and faculties. A. Respectuatur.
8. And for visiting the clergy. A. Respectuatur. 9. Whether the King
or Deputy shall have the fines of all pardons granted? A. Half to the
King and half to the Deputy. 10. Ditto for fines levied upon any Irishman
at the conclusion of peace. 11. That it be enacted that two "cessours" be
appointed in every shire to assess impositions. A. Refer to the Council.
12. That the King's officers take no extortionate fees. A. Very good.
13. Ditto for "ordinaries, serjeants, and the like."|
Numbers not in original.
|R. O.||4. Modern copy of §3.|
|R. O.||383. Charles V. and Francis I.|
|Statement of the matters in dispute between the Emperor and his
allies on the one side, and the French king and his on the other.|
|"I beseech Almighty God by the mediation of the King's Majesty to set
them at full peace."|
|Particular claims:—The French king claims Milan as tutor to his children
the Dauphin and duke of Orleans; the Emperor claims Burgundy by
inheritance: each claiming through succession of daughters and denying to
the other that succession to be lawful. Francis claims Naples, the Emperor
Provence and Tolose. Francis claims the "superiority" of the earldom of
Flanders; the Emperor that of Dolphynye and Provence. Francis says the
king of Navarre, who has married his sister, is wrongfully dispossessed by the
Emperor; the Emperor, that the duke of Savoy, who has married his, is
wrongfully kept out of Savoy and great part of Piedmont by Francis.
Besides there are other points, as Nice and Saluces. They make mutual
recriminations about rupture of the wars, breach of treaties, the Turk's
coming into Christendom, and the "death of Francis, late dauphin of
|ii. A detailed statement of the controversy about Milan, headed: "Here
followeth a declaration of Milan, whereupon is the chief contention between
the Emperor and the French king; wherein is first declared a compendious
summary of the estate of Millan, and under whose dominion it hath been
from time to time. Second, the pedigrees or genealogies of the viscounts of
Milan. Third, the first erection of it to a dukedom, and the genealogy of
the dukes of Milan unto the Sforces. Fourth, the genealogy of the Sforces
unto the last duke Francis. Fifth, the genealogy of the Dolphyn and duke
of Orleans. And finally the allegations on both parts for the right and title
of the same."|
Large paper, pp. 9. Endd.
|Harl. MS. 1757, f. 319. B.M.||2. Another copy.|
|Poli Epp. I. 485.||384. Gregory Cortesius (fn. 11) to Pole.|
|Contarini urged me yesterday to write to you to the same effect that
he believed you yourself and Sadolet were about to write. Feels it would
be presumptuous in him to criticise Pole's judgment, with whom he usually
agrees, but does not see how he should succeed if he attempt anything
against his own opinion. For though convinced that every one who was
present at that meeting would give as candid an opinion of the writings of
others as of themselves, he thinks it a matter of duty to abstain from anything that may disturb unanimity. Remembers this advice being given by
the archbishop of Brindisi (Aleander). Hopes Pole will represent this to
Contarini for his excuse. At the Quirinal.|
Lat. Add.: All'Illustriss. Sig. Reginaldo.
|385. Grants in August 1536.|
|1. Sir Th. Audeley, chancellor. Mortmain licence to exchange with the abbot
and convent of St. John's, Colchester, Essex,
possessions to the annual value of 20l. Also
to alienate other possessions to the annual
value of 50s. to the rectory of Holy Trinity,
Colchester, and to erect a rectory of one
perpetual chaplain in the church or chapel
of St. Michael in West Donylond alias
Berechurch, Essex. Del. Westm., 1 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 8.|
|2. Hugh David, a yeoman of the guard.
To be keeper of Mersley park in the lordship of Bromefyld, marches of Wales,
formerly occupied by William Almer, and
afterwards by Wm. Brereton, with 2d. a
day and the herbage, &c. Also farm of a
tenement near the pale, formerly used as a
lodge of the said park lately in the tenure
of the said William Brereton and now in
the King's gift. Greenwich, 2 Aug. 28
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., same day.—P.S.
Pat p. 1, m. 28.|
|2. Copy in R.O.|
|3. Sir Wm. Powlett, comptroller of the
King's household. Grant of the site, buildings, &c. of the late abbey of St. Mary,
Letley, Hants., Letley grange, Letley mill,
and lands in the vill. and parish of Letley;
the manor of Hownde, Hants., and lands,
windmill, &c. in Hownde, Shetshaa, and
Shalling, Hants.; the manor of Townehill,
Hants., and lands, &c. in Townehill and
Shamulhurst, Hants., belonging to the said
late monastery; also all lands, &c. in Winteney Herierde, Hants., the rectory or parsonage of that place; the manor of Waddon,
Dorset, and the farm called Aisheley, Dorset,
and all lands, &c. in Waddon and Aisheley;
and all manors lands, &c. which Th. Stephins,
late abbot of Letley, or Eliz. Martyn, late
prioress of Wyntney, held in right of their
respective monasteries. Annual value,
99l. 11s. 7d.; rents 9l. 19s. 2d., and
9l. 12l. 6d. Otforde, 1 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 21.|
|4. Th. Delaryver, a sewer of the chamber.
To have the offices of chief steward of the
lordship of Raskell, York, and master of
the game within the park there, lately held
by Edw. Vaux. Greenwich, 3 Aug. 28
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Aug.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 29.|
|5. Anth. Kyngston To be serjeant of
the King's hawks, with 2s. a day. Alyngton castle, 31 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 5 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.|
|6. Anth. Kyngeston. To be master of
the game in the chase of Corselaund, Glouc.,
with 10l. a year out of the issues of the earldom of Warwick. Alyngdon castle, 31 July
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Aug.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 15.|
|7. Cheshire: Commission to Sir Wm.
Stanely, of Howton, John Massy, of Podyngton, Hugh Sterkey, and Wm. Halsall to
make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir
of John Brige.|
|Eleven other commissions to the same
persons, with respect to the lands and heirs
of the following persons, viz.:—|
Sir Ranulph Breerton.
—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1d.
|8. Philip Tylney. Confirmation of a
previous grant of the room of a soldier of
Calais, with wages of 8d. a day from the
6 April last, notwithstanding the recent
ordinances for Calais. Del. Westm., 5 Aug.
 (fn. 12) Hen. VIII.—S.B.|
|9. Ric. Colye. To be bailiff of the lands
and tenements in Macclesfelde forest,
Cheshire, and of the forest there; during the
minority of John Savage, with fees as enjoyed by Anth. Savage. Greenwich, 3 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 7 Aug.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.|
|10. Sir Th. Clifford. To be captain of
the town and castle of Berwick-on-Tweed
and of the tower upon the bridge of the
said town, with the usual fees, as enjoyed
by Henry duke of Richmond and Somerset,
late captain. Richmond, 7 Aug. 28 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Aug.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 19.|
|11. Sir Geo. Lawson and Th. Sotehyll.
Grant in survivorship of the office of master
of the ordnance and gunners of the town of
Berwick, with 12d. a day, on surrender, by
the said George, of patent 10 May 24 Henry
VIII., granting the office to him and Laur.
Hamerton. Richmond, 7 Aug. 28 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Aug.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 16.|
|12. John Gostwike, treasurer and general
receiver of Tenths and First Fruits. Annuity of 200l. over and above a yearly fee
of 100l. granted by patent 7 May 27 Hen.
VIII. for the diet of himself, his clerks and
servants, and for robes, &c.; the said fee of
100l. having been found insufficient to meet
the expences of his office. Westm. Del.
Tarling, 12 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat. p. 3, m. 25.|
|13. Ric. Lee to be surveyor and paymaster
of the fortifications, &c. of Calais and the
marches, with 20l. a year, and men in wages,
as Wm. Lelegrave lately had; also an
annuity of 10l. and a messuage and mansion
in the parish of St. Nicholas near the Boleyn
gate, which Lelegrave also had. Richmond,
8 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12
Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 19.|
|14. Ralph Johnson, a sewer of the
King's chamber. To be master of the
decoy of swans in the river Thames, vice
Geo. Assheby dec., which was granted for
life to Ric. Weston, esquire of the Royal
body, by patent 19 June 9 Hen. VIII.
Richmond, 7 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
Tarling, 12 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
Enrolment dated Berechurche.|
|15. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliams, K.G., treasurer of the Household and chancellor of the
duchy of Lancaster. To be Admiral of
England, Wales, Ireland, Normandy, Gascony, and Acquitaine, Calais, and the
marches thereof; with power to appoint a
deputy or vice-admiral. Richmond, 8 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 16 Aug.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.|
|16. Sir Edw. Seymer, viscount Beauchamp, and Sir. Ric. Bulkeley. Grant, in
survivorship of the office of chancellor and
chamberlain of N. Wales from the time of
the death of Henry, late duke of Richmond,
with fees, &c. as enjoyed by Sir Ric. Talbot,
Sir Ric. Pole, Sir Wm. Gryffith, Hen.
Norres, or the said late duke. Oking,
15 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche,
16 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.|
|17. Ric. Caundysshe. Grant in tail male
of the lordships or manors of Wenham Combusta, West Berfolde alias West Bergholt,
Derneford aliasDernefordHall in Swiftelynge,
Gapton alias Gapton Hall in Bradwell,
Suff., belonging to the suppresed priory of
St. John the Evangelist, Lyghes, Essex;
with lands, &c. in Wenham Combusta,
West Berfolde, Derneford, Swyftelynge,
Gapton and Bradwell, Suff., as held by
Th. Ellys the prior in right of the same
priory; with views of frankpledge, court
leets, &c. The premises are of the annual
value of 30l. 4s. 7d. and are to be held at
the annual rent of 3l. 5½d. Oking, 15 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 16 Aug.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 9.|
|18. John Salesbury esquire of the Royal
body. To be chancellor and chamberlain
of co. Denbigh, Wales, with fees as enjoyed
by the said John in the office of steward
there, and the right of appointing to the
office of baron of the Exchequer of Denbigh
in the same way as the chamberlain of
North Wales used to do. This grant is in
accordance with the statute 27 Hen. VIII.,
establishing English laws in Wales. Oking,
15 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche,
16 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.|
|19. Th. Vaughan, of Clero, in the lordship of Elvell, marches of Wales. Pardon.
He stands indicted with one Matt. Ap
David, of the lordship of Huntyngton,
marches of Wales, weaver, and others, for
the murder of David Ap Howell Ap Yevor,
6 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII. at Mynyngbaghe in
the said lordship of Elvell, to which place
co. Hereford is the nearest co. adjoining.
Oking, 14 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 16 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.|
|20. Benedictine abbey of nuns of St.
Mary, Winchester, Hants., which should
have been suppressed by virtue of the Act
27 Hen. VIII. Grant to continue in its
possessions, except the manors and rectories
of Archefount and Allcannyngs, Wilts.,
and the other lands, &c. lately granted by
patent (fn. 13) to Sir Edw. Seymer, viscount
Beauchamp, and dame Anne his wife.
Eliz. Shelley, professa of the order to be
abbess. Chertsey mon., 8 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 17 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
m. 14. Rym. XIV. 574.|
|21. Cistercian abbey of St. Mary, Bitlesden, Bucks., Linc. dioc. To continue unsuppressed in spite of the Act 27 Hen. VIII.;
with Ric. Grene, professus of the order, as
abbot. Oking, 8 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 17 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.|
|22. Benedictine abbey of St. Mary, Chatteris, Camb., Ely dioc. Similar licence.
Anne Seton, professa of the order, to be
henceforth abbess. Chertsey mon., 8 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Aug.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.|
|23. Augustinian priory of Holy Trinity,
Gracedewe, in co. Leic., Linc. dioc. Similar
licence. Agnes Litherland, professa of the
order, to be prioress. Chertesey monastery,
8 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
17 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.|
|24. Augustine priory of St. Mary, Huntyngdon, Linc. dioc. Similar licence. Hugh
Whitwyke, professus of the order, to be
prior. Chertesey monastery, 8 Aug. 28 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Aug.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 12.|
|25. Jas. Blythe. Grant of a canonry or
prebend in St. George's Chapel, Windsor,
vice Chr. Plomer, clk., attainted. Oking,
17 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche,
20 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.|
|26. Wm. Orrell, a page of the Chamber.
To be bailiff of the fee of Richemound in co.
Norf., provost, collector of rents or bailiff
of the lordship of Swaffeham, Norf., and
warrener or keeper of the warren of Swaffeham; in the King's hands by the death of
Henry, late duke of Richmond and Somerset,
earl of Nottingham, and Great Admiral of
England, with fees (stated) as enjoyed by
Edward Vaulx. Oking, 15 Aug. 28 Hen.
VIII. Del. Berechurch, 20 Aug.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 16. dated Westm.|
|27. Hen. Pagett. To have the pension
that the next bishop of Chichester is bound
to give to a clerk of the King's nomination
until he be promoted to a competent benefice. Greenwich, 4 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Berechurche, 21 Aug.—P.S.|
|28. John Hebburne, clk., parson of
Spellocke, marches of Calais. Licence of
non-residence, notwithstanding the statute
27 Hen. VIII. Chertsey mon., 11 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 21 Aug.
—Pat. p. 2, ms. 8, 9.|
|29. Th. Hennage. Grant of the King's
interest in a lease, lately held by Wm.
Brereton, attainted, of a capital messuage
or mansion place called Ducketts, in the
parish of Totnam or Harryngay, alias
Harmesey, Midd., and other lands, tenements, &c. in Harryngay alias Harmesey
and Tottenham, Midd., for a certain term
of years not yet expired; which lease was
made to the said William, and Hen. Brereton
his son and heir apparent, by the master and
brethren of the hospital of St. Bartholomew,
West Smythfield in London, and dated
16 July 27 Hen. VIII. Chertsey monastery,
9 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch,
23 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.|
|30. Sir Humph. Lisle. Grant in fee
simple of the manors of Felton, Gosford,
Newton Hall, Berle, Hawkwell, Woodbourn,
and Thornton, Northumb.; and all messnages, &c., in the vills, parishes and
hamlets of Felton, Gosford, Newton Hall,
Berle, Hawkwell, Woodeburn, Thornton,
Riddismouth, South Boteland, Wallikhall,
Hexham, Kyrke Haule, and Newton Underwood, and the town of Newcastle-uponTyne; with court leets, views of frankpledge, &c. Berechurch, 23 Aug.—Pat.
28 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 24.|
|31. John, abbot of Bury St. Edmunds.
License to permit any one of his servants
during his life to shoot with a cross-bow at
all manner of deer and wildfowl in his parks
and grounds, and wherever else he has
warrant so to do, notwithstanding the Act
25 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 26 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 25.|
|32. Th. Gold, of Hese, Midd, alias of
the Middle Temple, London. General
pardon. Del. Berechurch, 26 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 25.|
|33. Th. Lancastre, S.T.B. Presentation
to the parish church of Hoffkyrke, Canterbury dioc., void by resignation. Richmond,
7 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche,
27 Aug.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 2,
|34. Carthusian priory of St. Michael near
Hull, York dioc., in the county of the town
of Kingston ("Villæ Regiæ,") upon Hull.
To continue, notwithstanding the Act
27 Hen. VIII., with Ralph Malyvere, professus of the said order, as prior. Oking,
17 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche,
28 Aug.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 1,
ms. 31, 32.|
|35. Abbey of St. Mary and St. Clare,
Denney, Camb., Ely dioc. Similar licence.
Eliz. Throgmerten, professa of the order of
St. Clare, to be abbess. Oking, 17 Aug.
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 28 Aug.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, ms. 30, 31.|
|36. Anth. Fenton. To be a forester and
keeper in Galtresse forest, with fees of 4d.
a day; on surrender of patent 21 Jan.
20 Hen. VIII., granting the same to
Th. Curven, Esq., now knt., the office having been previously held by Edw. Woode,
deceased. Gilford, 29 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Berechurch, 30 Aug.—P.S. Pat.
28 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 17.|
|37. Hen. abbot of St. Mary of Graces
near the Tower of London. Licence to
hold in commendam along with his present
abbey the Cistercian monastery of Coggeshall as soon as it shall be vacant. Esthamstead, 31 Aug. 21 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
No date of delivery.|
|38. John Sheperde. Reversion of the
mastership of the hospital of St. John the
Baptist, Armeston, Northt., Linc. dioc., on
the next vacancy, notwithstanding the said
John's being a married man. Esthamsted
28 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche
31 Aug.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p.