|1163. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.|
|According to your letter received last night I have sent to Thos.
Atclif, treasurer with my lord of Suffolk, the 2,000l. for wages, which
should be there tomorrow night. I wish to know your pleasure by bearer
for payment of the merchants in London. London, Sunday morning.
P. 1. Add.: My lord of the Privy Seal. Endd.
|1164. John Feylde (fn. 1) to Cromwell.|
|Has committed nothing worthy of punishment, but doubts not that
such grievous complaint is made against him that those in authority may no
less do than keep him in prison till the time of judgment. As his previous
life gives small presumption to the truth of such complaint, and it is manifest
that he has already undeservedly suffered imprisonment for nearly three
years, begs that this present imprisonment may be diminished in time and
grief as much as possible. "It is not little grief to the flesh to bear both
day and night cold irons, and yet shall my flesh be content to wear them
at your lordship's commandment, though I love it as much as it becometh
me, knowing that it hath received more prosperity at your hands than this
adversity is." The Counter, 26 Nov.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|1165. Suffolk to Henry VIII.|
|Enclosing a letter from Sir Brian Hastyngs, a copy of which he
has sent to the duke of Norfolk. Lincoln, 26 Nov., 10 p.m. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|1166. Suffolk to Norfolk and Fitzwilliam.|
|This morning Jasper Owen and a spy of Holderness have told him
that all the beacons in Holderness, Holdenshire, and Marshelande have
been set on fire and burned Thursday and Friday last; that they of
Holderness mustered yesterday, and tomorrow will muster again, and
where they took one man heretofore, they now take seven. Thinks it
is for no good purpose. Supposes Myrfyn, Sir Fras. Bryan's servant, has
declared to Norfolk what he heard they intend to do "at your next
meeting." Lincoln, 26 Nov. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: At Nottingham. Endd.
|1167. Darcy to Norfolk.|
|By my fellow this bearer, I have received your letter (as I think
by the seal, but it is unsigned) dated Towcester, 22nd inst., showing that
you and my lord Admiral have advanced towards these parts, of which
I am very glad. You are informed of divers new innovations attempted
in these parts, as to Sir Harry Savell and his tenants, contrary to the
appointment taken with your Lordship and my lord St[eward] at Doncaster.
I trust at your next meeting it shall plainly appear "articlerly to every
point of your letter, by Sir Harry and others," great occasion has been
given whereby some cries and assemblies were made only for defence of
the commons. And where you desire me frankly to tell you the truth, I
will be no supporter of the commons in their evil acts. When the King
knows all his conduct, has no doubt he will be justified. (fn. 2) Great multitudes
have been stayed by the lord Steward's and the Captains' letters and Darcy's
no little pain, from such wild countries as were not stirring nor communed
of in the appointment at Doncaster. Trusts my lord Steward has partly
explained this to Norfolk and the lord Admiral. Hopes that those who
would procure that matters should not come to a good stay may come to a
shameful death, and may he himself perish body and soul if he do not his
best to serve God and the King. Templehurst, 26 Nov.|
|P.S.—At your next meeting near Doncaster the nobles and worshipful
men of these parts fear not to prove that none of the appointments last taken
at Doncaster have been broken by them. * * * *|
Mutilated, pp. 2. Rough draft, in Darcy's hand, corrected. Headed:
To the duke of North[folk].
|1168. Darcy to Sir Brian H[astings.]|
|Sayings of William Wolfed, 26 Nov. That he was at Sturthorppe
with Mr. Hastings the same day at 10 a.m. That there have been hunters
in the wastes since Wednesday was se'n night who seem to be of Holderness
and Hulke. Wolfed dwells in "field houses" nigh Gowlle in Snayth parish
and swears "before my lord his steward Gilbert Scott and this bearer" that
he knows of no deer slain by any within my lord's room.|
|Added in lord Darcy's hand: "Cousin Haystyngs," I can perceive nothing
but that this William is a timorous dissembling knave. His twice coming to
me between 9 and 10 at night is suspicious. Credence for bearer against my
lords of Norfolk and Shrewsbury's appointments and their letters. "T.
P. 1. Endd.: Sir Brian H . . . . .
|1169. Sir Antony Wyngfeld, Sir Arthur Hopton, and John
Candysshe to the Duke of Suffolk.|
|This morning the boat of this town went to Hull, and mine host sent over
to buy victuals and spices. The soldiers of the town wished to take away
what he had bought, but were prevented by the captains. They, however,
told him that if he came again without corn or other victuals, he would not
be allowed to return. Many of the soldiers said that Sir Rauffe Eldercarre
was come "and that they all should go west and go to it." Do not know
what was meant.|
|Ask that provisions may be made of bows, arrows, and strings. The Hull
boat has not been here these two tides, though usually it comes every tide.
Thinks there is some mystery in it. "My cousin Candysche" has brought
two of his men, whom he sent to Hull to espy. They brought word that
the customer of Hull had gone towards London with the King's money,
amounting to 300 marks, but Sir Robert Constable hearing of it, sent after
him, took away the money and swore it was the first money that should
be spent. The tale of the mayor and other honest and substantial men agrees
with that of the bailiff of Barton. The bailiff has gone this morning to Hull
with Sir Antony Browne's letter to Sir Rauf Eldercar. Have heard nothing
of the gentlemen of Lincolnshire who were to relieve them of their watch.
Cowghche and one of Candysche's men say that four Hull ships are at
Bordeaux and two in Flanders, which will come home by Leistafte or
Yarmowthe roads. Barton, 26 Nov., 8 a.m. Signed.|
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
|1170. Sir Antony Wyngfeld, Sir Arthur Hopton, and John
Candysshe, to Suffolk.|
|A servant of "my cousin Candysche" has brought this news from
Wakefield and Pomfret this day:—Lord Darcy has sent to prepare his
lodging at Pomfret Castle against Thursday next, and for the mayor and
his brethren to prepare for 10,000 men against the same day; and like
warning is given to Wakefield to prepare for other 10,000 the Monday after.
They say this assembly is that they may commune with the King's Council
in surety. They have appointed those to speak with the King's Council,
but it is not known who they be. They will have no pardon but by Act of
Parliament, and will have Parliament kept where they may safely come and go.
One Walker, a petty captain, said to the gentlemen, in their Council at York,
to look to the matter, and not shrink from it, and said to Aske, "Look you
well upon this matter, for it is your charge, for if you do not you shall repent
it." One of the captains of Pomfret Castle, in a letter to a gentleman, said
he heard from a man (whom he named) of Berwick, that there were 20,000
Scots in readiness. One Foxley, servant of Sir John Russell, dwelling
about Pomfret, "doth fear them much" by bruiting that the Emperor and
French king have offered 40,000 men each to the King. The gentlemen
are weary of the matter, but the commons are still ready to fight. Foxley
has bruited that so many men came to Ampthill that the "prest money for
their return" was 50,000l. The commons are in great dread of the King's
ordnance. Barton, 26 Nov.|
|P.S.—Beg him to send to Barton the ordnance "entitled" in a bill
Pp. 2. Add.
|1171. G. [earl of] Huntingdon to the Duke of Norfolk.|
|I thank you for your painstaking at my desire now at Leicester.
Yesternight, after my coming home, a tenant of mine in this shire, a
Northern man born, came from the rebels from York. He was amongst
them from Tuesday last till Friday at noon, and brought word from a
servant of mine, Hugh Hilton, who is amongst them: I have sent him to
you. Desiring you to have good espial at your meeting, for as Hilton sent
me word, "he reckoned ye should not agree at your meeting." Asheby,
Sunday, (fn. 3) 27 November.|
|In his own hand: If you want any of my servants, I will send you those
I trust best. Please send me word by this bearer. I will come myself to
do the King service with as few as you shall appoint. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
Harl. MS. 1,244, f. 174. B. M.
|1172. James V.|
|Contract for the marriage of Magdalene of France and James V.
Blois, 26 Nov. 1536.|
Lat. Copy, pp. 10.
|Leonard, ii. 397.||*** Another copy will be found in Add. MS. 30,666, f. 204, in B.M.|
|1173. Faenza's Letters.|
|"Di Mons. di Faenza de 26, 27, 28, e 29 di Novembre."|
|I have not had greater satisfaction since I was in France than I have
now, finding my anticipations realised about the parentado of Scotland with
this King. I have succeeded quite according to the commissions which I
received yesterday from you by letters of the 11th, though there have been
many intrigues to stop it, both by the English and by individual persons
here, so that there were great doubts whether it would come to a good end.
I delayed till I should hear from you, and have done most effectually, not
only with the most Christian King, but with everyone else, insisting particularly upon the obstinacy of the king of England against the Church, and
upon the natural hatred of Scotland against England, and the little obligation Francis has to support the latter. Thank Heaven everything is to be
concluded this night, and I could not tell you how much pleasure Francis
showed yesterday at the Pope's judgment on this, and how he suddenly
resolved to conclude today, telling me he well knew the goodwill of his
Holiness towards all his interests, and that the Pope might be assured he
was ready to shed his blood to do him service, showing me in this matter all
possible respect and reverence, taking off his hat every time he mentioned
his Holiness' name. Thinks it a great opportunity to accomplish the
designs of his Holiness, so as to reduce the king of England to the right
road by one way or another. For this Francis is very desirous, and the
King of Scotland tells me that he will always act, with the assistance of
France, to bring England to reason, having 40,000 men of war in his
kingdom ("potendo de 40 m. huomini di guerra ch'a nel suo regno havere
sempre 40 m. in arme tenuti sopra tutto da Inglesi et potendo si valere
d'artigliaria e di qualch' archibusieri di quà et anche de navili da guerra"),
and being a young man much loved by the people, of good disposition, and
utterly opposed to the methods of that King; also, that being now allied
here, as he confesses, he has used every mode to gain the most Christian
king, and has sought his daughter frankly, without any other demand. Two
days ago they discussed conditions, and he gave a carte blanche, so that
nothing was wanting now but the confirmation of his Holiness, upon which
his Majesty called me when I had scarcely read my letters, and was much
pleased at what I had been commissioned to tell him about the union with
Scotland. He said the commotions in England had little foundation, and
were quieted, and said that although that King had at first pretended that
this alliance with Scotland would not displease him, he had afterwards
bragged, and said he saw well how they were treating him here, and that he
had two millions of gold by which he could make an agreement with the
Emperor, and so forth, in order to delay the match. I told his Majesty that
Scotland appeared to me the true bridle of England; that as that King had
shown so little friendship for Francis no doubt he would seek new aids in his
present troubles; but if Scotland keeps him in apprehension it will make him
keep his money to himself, and not give it to the Emperor, although he is so
avaricious that he would not readily part with it. And to prevent his making
friends with the Emperor, his Holiness might make a declaration against him,
which will make it impossible for anyone to aid him, at least openly; and this I
believed his Holiness would be willing to do, knowing that with the aid of
France he could more easily now than ever bring that kingdom into the
right way. His Holiness has always relied upon the French king, and, James
having such opportunities of raising tumults in England, I humbly begged
Francis to open his eyes, and, since these disturbances had ceased, to try
and stir up others for the service of God and his own interest, and that
he would always let me know the truth, because I believed that the censures
would issue suddenly against that King, without respect of persons, as it
would be clearly both for the service of God and of the French king.|
|I put this to his Majesty in such wise, judging that now we cannot conveniently consider the bull (non ci possiamo vedere comodamente della
bolla), the cause having ceased; that now, and not before, I urged his
Holiness to fulminate it, keeping, however, the whole thing secret to myself,
as you command. To which his Majesty replied, thanking me, and saying
that in effect the king of Scotland will do everything to serve his Holiness,
he being one with himself, and that he will intimate to me when the time
comes to act against that King as I suggested. For he was certain that
Henry, being assured of this alliance, would see to his own interest, though
he was not able to refrain from bragging when Francis sent to him an
express messenger to speak of this alliance as a thing which he was unable
to deny to the king of Scotland, and as a matter already settled.|
|And as to the Signor Reynold Pole, I say that his Holiness has esteemed
him in the same measure as he is esteemed in England, where he is in great
repute for learning and goodness, and where I should think he could do
service to God by going there whenever any insurrection may arise. Affairs
being quiet he could not go there without manifest danger. Wallop, the
English ambassador here, a great friend of Pole's, tells me his master has a
suspicion that his Holiness may make Pole a cardinal to spite and harm
him (the King). If his Holiness keeps him ready, in case of insurrection,
to be sent to England, he could do much among the people there, who are
mostly alienated, if not from the King, who indeed seems to stand in some
estimation, as being rather good-natured (assa[i] buono di sua naturale),
at least from all his ministers, who, for what they impiously think their own
advantage, do not scruple to bring their master to this blindness and misery.
It might be well too, this gentleman being in such estimation, that he should
disseminate, especially in England, some of his compositions to strengthen
the good people in their opinions and call the others to the right road.
However, you know the needs of England better than I, and can well advise
|I presented the brief to the king of Scots as soon as I left his Most
Christian Majesty, adding what you require me to do. He replied in a few
words in French, not knowing much of any language that I speak. However, his interpreter, one of his prelati, (fn. 4) who conducts everything, and is a
man of good wit, told me that the brief would be answered, and that the
King thanked me heartily for my good offices, and would show his Holiness
he did not differ from his ancestors in good will and obedience towards the
Holy See. I showed them what had been done in his Holiness' name with
Francis as regards James' object; whereat both by countenance and
actions he showed much pleasure, and desired to reply if he had been able.
With his man I executed your commission; but his Holiness may know
that, as matters stand, Scotland will in important affairs be governed from
|Cardinal du Bellay has been very warm in this business, and expresses to
me his anxiety to serve his Holiness. He hopes that with this [affair] of
Scotland the king of England will come to terms, for what he will not do
out of duty to God he will do out of mere necessity. Praises the Grand
Master's devotion to the Pope: "he is indeed a virtuous and pious gentleman, and well deserves the place he holds." When Pole's servant comes he
should tarry here a few days, in order that if some new occasion offer in
England we may avail ourselves of it. Only remember to send me that brief
to constitute a notary and courier for the purpose.|
|ii. Extracts from the letter of 21 (27) Nov. as in No. 1183.|
|iii. Extracts from the letter of 28 Nov. as in No. 1194.|
Ital., from a modern copy, pp. 11.
|1174. Henry VIII. to Norfolk and —.|
|We have received your letters written at Leicester, 24th inst., with
those of the 22nd to you from Sir Ralph Ellerker, Robert Bowes, with
others, the contynue whereof is very strange to us, i.e., that the gentlemen
have rather willingly entered into this rebellion than by "such sudden
surreption" as Ellerker and Bowes alleged. We have written our answer
to Ellerker and Bowes to declare to the rest and then advertise you of their
dispositions (copy enclosed). We desire you to use all good means with
lord Latymer and others to induce them "to contemn that villain Aske,"
and submit themselves to our clemency. "As it may be doubted what way
these rebels shall yet take," fortify the passages of the Doon, put Doncaster
under Sir Brian Hastyngs, fortifying the bridge, and desire Shrewsbury to
do the like with Rotheram. Whereas the rebels desire hostage for Aske,
there is no man of any honesty "that we repute so little as to put him in
pledge for such a vile villain." As to their request for an abstinence of
14 days, if you should not agree, we will wait till we hear from Ellerker and
Bowes, for our instructions treat of a time to be won with policy and not of
an abstinence by pacte, which would give them time to fortify themselves.
If Shrewsbury's health permits him to travayl with you, we will send you
"all three" a commission jointly.|
|Corrected draft in Vaughan's hand, corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 3.
Endd.: Minute of the King's letters to my lord of Norfolk, 27 Nov.|
|1175. Henry VIII. to Ellerker and Bowes.|
|We have read the letters addressed by you and others from York to
the duke of Norfolk, and greatly marvel at the ingratitude shown to us in
this insurrection, especially by men of nobility and worship, and the great
slackness of you twain that were messengers from the whole company of
that assembly to us, especially that you have not made us a full answer of
your instructions. You might well perceive when you were with us that
unless the inhabitants of those parts would, in their deeds, show themselves
true subjects, allowing our people freely to resort to us, and our letters to
be conveyed without interruption, and make redress for all attemptates since
the appointment taken at Doncaster, we would not have directed our cousin
of Norfolk and our Admiral into those parts, and that the reason our answer
was not sent by you was that they had, since the appointment, committed so
many offences. This is also the cause why Norfolk and the Admiral do not
repair to them until they have assurance of their loyalty.|
|2. We are much surprised that, as the commons be now down, and
perhaps not so ready to rise again as some pretend, the nobles and you, the
gentlemen, should have signed such a letter to the duke of Norfolk, by
which it seems they make themselves a party with the commons. This is
clean contrary to the reports of you, Sir Ralph Ellerker and Robert Bowes,
who declared them to have been taken against their wills, which did then
chiefly move us to take compassion on them. "And now the intent of your
pilgrimage with the devotion of the pilgrims may appear, for who can
reckon that foundation good which is contrary to God's commandment, or
the executors to be good men which, contrary to their allegiance, presume,
with force, to order their prince?" God commanded them to obey their
prince whatever he be, yea though he should not direct them justly, and
their oath of allegiance passeth all other oaths, without the keeping of which
all other oaths be but nought and vain. Wherefore, who can think that you,
persevering in this madness which daily by your letters and doings ye
declare more and more, should not be ashamed to call yourselves humble
subjects when your deeds be so far contrarious? For who would think that
true subjects, though they were offenders, would not come to any part of our
realm we should allot under our safe conduct? The Scots, when they were
most enemies, would do as much and more, for upon the duke of Norfolk's
word they resorted to his camp: how much less then ought subjects to
indent with their prince either of the place or the coming in arms and
forcible array? This is not like subjects, but like war between princes,
and we wonder they would blind us by fair words, desiring mercy of us
as their sovereign lord when your letter in sundry points, as in desiring
hostages, a place indifferent, and an abstinence of war for 14 days after the
meeting, shows the contrary. What madness has seized them not to see
that a small continuance of this will destroy themselves and utterly devast
those parts which they inhabit? Would be sorry to be obliged to repress
them by force, but if they persevere, will take measures to cut them off as
|3. We think it no little shame to all you that have been accounted noble to
suffer such a villain as Aske, having neither wit nor experience, to subscribe
the letters sent to the duke of Norfolk before you all as if he were your
ruler. Where is your nobility become to suffer such a villain to be privy
to any of your affairs, who was never esteemed in any of our courts but as
a common pedlar in the law? We and all our nobles here consider your
honor greatly touched by the same. It is only his filed tongue and false
surmises that have brought him in this unfitting estimation among you.
Finally, you are to tell them we are as much inclined to mercy as ever
prince was if we find in them a disposition to seek it. But unless they will
permit our subjects free recourse to us, and not intercept our letters to them
or theirs to us, withdraw their men from our towns and castles, which they
keep now contrary to the duties of good subjects, restore the ship that was
sent to Evers and molest him no further, but show their submission to us
by deeds, we do not intend my lord of Norfolk to common any further with
them but to stay till we know by your answer to these, to be sent to
the duke of Norfolk, whether we shall repute them as good subjects or
|In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 10. Endd.: Mynute of the King's letters to
Sir Ralph Ellerker and Robert Bowes of the 27th November.|
|1176. Henry VIII. to Suffolk.|
|Recollecting that, in certain former letters, Suffolk signified that the
inhabitants of Marshland, Holdenshire, and Holderness had made overtures
for submission, desires him to practise with them for this, promising them
their pardons. As Sir Robert Constable is now at York, Suffolk is to
practise with the merchants and inhabitants of Hull and get them to
promise, for their pardons, to deliver the town to Suffolk as the King's
lieutenant, in case he shall "enterprise" it; so that in case of new
commotions he may at once take the town. Suffolk shall enquire of the
gentlemen of Lincolnshire separately, how many men they would, for a
gratuity, find to the King for a month at their own cost, and make a book
of the same with an opinion whether they are to be trusted. Sends copy
of a letter lately sent by certain of the rebels to the duke of Norfolk, and
the copy of the King's answers both to Norfolk and to Ellerker and
|Draft with corrections in Cromwell's hand, p. 1. Endd.: Minute of the
King's letters to my lord of Suffolk, 27 Nov.|
|1177. [Cromwell to Suffolk.]|
|"After my most hearty recommendations to your good Grace." I
caused John Browne and John Patison, of Lowthe, to be apprehended
and committed to the Fleet. Upon examination they have proved themselves honest men, and I have discharged them with leave to go home. I
desire your favour to them. London, 27 Nov.|
|1178. Henry VIII. to the Earl of Derby.|
|Has perused his letters of the 19th inst. to the earl of Sussex, his
brother, and perceives the readiness of lord Monteagle for the repression
of the rebels, and also that the good subjects in those parts complain that
the King has not paid their charges in repairing to the earl of Derby.
Desires Derby to make a book of the names of those who [prepared
themselves in his last journey towards Salley], (fn. 5) with the distances they
came and the time they were out, and the King will send money.|
|By the traitor Aske's letter to John Atkynson, captain of the commons
of Kendal, inserted in Derby's, it appears Aske is trying both to keep
Yorkshire in rebellion, and also to stir the commons of Lancashire and
Cheshire. Derby is to put his force in readiness to meet at an hour's
warning, and make an estimate of what number he may trust, in case the
King should advance in person or otherwise require them. To discover the
inclination of the people, he is to lay secret espial throughout all parts, and,
in case they appear inclined to sedition, to apprehend the authors and
certify the King by letter.|
Draft in Vaughan's hand, with corrections by Wriothesley, pp. 5. Endd.:
Minute of the King's letters to the earl of Derby, 27 Nov.
|1179. Suffolk and Sir Wm. Parr to Henry VIII.|
|This morning I received letters from Barton, enclosed, and have
sent copies of them to my lord of Norfolk. Begs that bows, arrows, strings,
powder and shot may be sent. Lincoln, 27 Nov., 12 noon.|
|P.S.—Beg the King to consider the furniture of money for the army,
as by the last declaration, it appeared the treasure there would be clearly
disbursed the 3rd November (sic) next coming. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd. wrongly, "third November."
|1180. Suffolk to Cromwell.|
|This day John Heneage showed me a letter from you to him,
directing him in one clause to pay no debts or pensions to any but very
poor men. Thinks this inopportune, for thank God this shire is now in
good stay, and I hope this will be a good furdell to others to do the same.
I beg, therefore, that nothing be attempted which may make men think of
their late folly. If I were able I would myself pay all the charges of all
the suppressed houses in Lincolnshire rather than it now should be put
in their heads that they should not be paid. Commissions given to men
who have not discreetly used their power have been a great cause of this
business. I have therefore desired John Heneage in no wise to disclose the
restraint of payment till I hear from you again. Lincoln, 27 Nov.|
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|1181. John Husee to Lady Lisle.|
|I have received your sundry letters. As to lord Beauchamp's
payment, if Mr. Arundell had kept promise, even if all others had failed, I
could have brought the matter to a point long ago. He promised
Mr. Skryven and me to enter the statute before his departure, and left
without speaking to us. He sent word that he would be here at St. Katharine's day and only sent his servant, by whom I have sent him my lord's
letter. Mr. Wyndsor is not yet come, and I cannot tell what he has done
with Hide, but I still hope, if money could be got by Christmas, that by
my lord Privy Seal's means it might be taken. Unless Mr. Arundell come,
or Wyndsor be at a point with Hide, I cannot tell how to make this money.
As for your priory, my lord and your ladyship should say at once what
parcels you will have. What George Carow has is given by the King, and
if you take that you will have only the rent; but if you take others you will
enter with the profits out of hand. Holt is dissatisfied that he has not his
money, and Wat à Pertlond says he never owed my lord a penny.
Mr. Basset will tarry at Lincoln's Inn till seven days before Christmas,
which is against my mind, for they die daily in the city, but Mr. Suylyard
must be obeyed. I have bespoken the torches and "quaryers," and have
persuaded the chandler to wait for his money. Ling is very dear, and can
only be got with ready money. I am glad your ladyship is so well sped.
Jesu send you a son! London, 27 Nov.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|1182. The Conference at Pomfret.|
|R. O.||Queries and notes upon this clause in the Creed: Credo in Sanctam
Ecclesiam Catholicam, involving the authority of the Church.|
Begins: "Nota primo quod pro manutenencia et defensione Orthodoxi (sic)
fidei Christianæ et libertatibus Ecclesiæ Catholicæ."
Ends: "quamvis sunt æquales potestates in auctoritate ligandi atque
P. 1, long leaf. Endd.: Amonges the comyns of Mr. Grise at Pontfract.
|R. O.||2. [Propositions in the Conference at Pomfret ?]|
|* * * * * . . . . . [w]heder by th . . . . . . .
they ought to be p[un]yshe[d or n]oo.|
|"Item, if one oath be . . . . . . . the same may be adnulled or noo.|
|"Item, if one oath be made, [an]d after one other oath to the contrary,
and by the latter oath the party is sw[orn to] repute and take the first oath
void, wheder it may be so by . . . . law or noo.|
|"Item, if a king by his last w[ill] will his realm after his death," especially out of the right line of inheritance, whether his subjects are bound
by God's laws to obey the will.|
|Item. Whether canons made by General Council and admitted in a realm
may be avoided by any means but by General Council.|
[Here some articles appear to be lost.]
|* * * . . . . . [r]ebellions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ers committed and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the date of the . . . .|
|"Item, that where his Highness is recognised to be the [supreme head
of] the Church of England," yet as he is a temporal man and the cure of
souls and administration of sacraments are spiritual, "whereof necessity
must be one head," and as the bp. of Rome is the most ancient bishop and
has been admitted in all realms to have such cure; it may please our "said
sovereign lord" to admit him head of spiritual matters, giving spiritual
authority to the abps. of Canterbury and Yorke, "so that the said bishop of
Rome have no further meddling * * * * *
* * * [Cant]erbur[y]. The bysshop . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rochester, The by[sshope] . . . . . . . . . .
T[he byss]hope of Dublyne, The lord Chancellor, The lord Privy
Seal, which be of the same sect, or at the least maintainers of the
same," and all others of the same, especially those who have preached
and taught against the Faith. And that the book of articles lately
commanded, by the advice of the Catholic bishops and doctors, be taught,
and the aforesaid offenders punished. "So that there remain but one God
* * * * . . . . surplessage of . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . g the reparac[ion]s of the . . . . . . . . . . . . kept
always reserved which is thought to be suffi[cient f]or defe[nce] of the said
realm and maintenance of lawful war, if it be kept for the same use."|
|"6." Item. That the Church of England may enjoy the liberties
granted them by Magna Carta, and used until six or seven years past.|
|"7." Item. That the laws may be used as in the beginning of the King's
reign; and that injunctions, sub-pœnas, and privy seals be not granted so
commonly and into countries distant from London "as of late time they
|* * * *
. . . . . majeste in cap[ite] . . . . . . . . . . . . e is at hys liberte to
g . . . . . . . . . . . s wyll, and to the intent that these lands which are
holden of the King's Majesty in capite may be know from other lands."|
|Item. That the King would cause his Exchequer records to be searched
to know "which they be"; for as they are not known certain of the
Exchequer for money "finds untrue offices against the King, and in like
case often times bribes and extortions the King's * *
* * * *
. . . . . . t rowmes offi[ces] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [M]ajeste ha[t]h
shewy[d] . . . . . . . . . . . . . for maintenance of their authority and
their children and blood . . . continue in the same," they have also bribed
and extortioned the King's subjects. Wherefore his baronage and commonalty
beg his Highness that they may be punished and honorable men put in their
rooms and offices.|
|* * * *
. . . se acts of parliame[nt] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of the King's
most noble r . . . And . . . . [cont]rar[y] to the law of God may be
avoided," and the acts concerning high treason reformed.|
|12. Md. that all money taken of first fruits, augmentations, &c. and
other extortions which the lord Chancellor, lord Cromwell, and their
servants yearly collect from all parts of this realm, "it is clearly determined
within short space that no money should * * *
* * * *
|4." . . . . . . . . . . . . the parliam[en]t shuld . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . unknown that such persons as were elected to the said parlia[ment]
were named in the King's letters."|
|15. Item. Every burgess of parliament ought to be inhabit within the
borough he represents; yet many were to the contrary, "yea, that of the
|16. Item. The old custom was that none of the King's servants should
be of the Commons House; yet most of that house were the King's servants.|
|17. Item. If a knight or burgess died during parliament his room should
continue void to the end of the same; "And it not unknown that
* * * *
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . which cause they
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ght. And so all void."|
Pp. 10. About half of each leaf torn off.
|3. Petition to Henry VIII.|
|R. O.||* * * * *
"is diminiss[hed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . esor our petition is the same
. . . . to be aunullyd, and a new qualified order commodiose unto your
Grace to be takyn, so that the sayde monasteries ma stand and your cominaltie
and poore subgietts therin to be relevyd, and the prayer for the founders
and service of God mayntenyd.|
|"Item, thacte of dispensations, and of g . . . . made, as we take it, your
Grace to be the supreme heed of the Church in that it ma stande with the
law of Christ.|
|* * * *
"[o]f supreme heed . . . . . . . . . . and herctiques bisshoppis an . . . .
. . . . noughtely understanding that term [supreme] heed, enforce your
Grace thorough flaterye and blynde fables to graunt them commissions and
auctorities to exercise all manner of jurisdiction, as well against the laws of
God as the auctoritie of those cownsayls, and so to make acts in your parliaments and convocations to annull all laws and the sequele that by ye laws
of God, of the Church, and of these cownsayls should be good thoroughowt
all the world approvid and admyttid for laws
* * * *
". . . . . [n]atural ladye of . . . . . . . . . . . . . legitimate daughter (if
any laws in Christendom ma have place) though that noble prince your brother
prince Artor married her moder and before your Grace. The matter depending in the Court of Rome, and by your Grace's consent, afterwards decided by
your own commission, this cannot stand a man to be both judge in his own
c[ause] and partie. If it be replied that the bisshop of Canterbury did that
acte, where had he that auctoritie, the matter hanging before his su[per]ior,
a . . . . . . . . [t]he cownsayls aforsayde.
* * * *|
|"[And further] we your poore . . . . . . . . your Graces lieg peple and
comon[s] . . . . . . . beseche your Grace to pardon us for that we [be]
unlernyd and lak convenyent pen men to wryte in forme and compendiusly.|
|"Thus Jesu preserve your Grace."|
Pp. 4. Mutilated very much like § 2, so that it is clear the two documents have lain together.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 306. B. M.
|1183. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.|
|Yesterday evening the king of Scots and Madame Madalena were
betrothed per verba de futuro. The marriage will be completed at Paris.
The ambassadors of England and Venice were present. The Portuguese is
at Paris, and the Ferrarese was not, I think, invited. The English ambassadors, seeing the good cheer the king of Scots made me, asked if I had
spoken to him. I answered "Many times," and Wallop then said he
thought the Pope was on the way to giving the kingdom of England to the
first taker, as Navarre has been given, and that this countenance shown
me by the king of Scotland, "con un certo riso e cosi domesticamente," (fn. 6)
had a meaning, and that he had observed it, as he noted further that the
King wished me to go to Ciambour, as he had heard, which was an extraordinary favor, by which he appears to me to hold them not less in fear
than in suspicion. It is certain that the king of Scotland when they (the
English) have spoken with him (by what the French king has told me,
and by what I saw yesterday evening), treats them as if they were his
subjects and makes them very poor cheer.|
|Today we have come hither where they have given me quarters in his
Majesty's own house, and I supped with him familiarly this evening, when
they showed me extraordinary attention. His Majesty told me that he had
news through various channels that the Emperor overcome with grief and
anxiety, showed many symptons of weakness of intellect, and this is confirmed tonight by an intercepted letter of the abot Negro. His Majesty
says further that as soon as he gets to Paris, he will with his parliament
confiscate Flanders and the Emperor's countries, of which they have the
|As to English affairs, Du Bellay said to me that the Pope might be sure
that the time was very near, in which he hoped to show his Holiness his
mind, and perform what he had promised. Although these disturbances
have been appeased, having been immature, and having no head of importance,
the wish of those men is the same, and now that by means of Scotland much
can be done, no time shall be lost, and the Grandmaster will take an active
part. It is he who has forced on this marriage, having on his side the
queen of Navarre, Madame Madalena, who wished to be a queen, and the
Card, du Bellay, their opponents being Lorraine, St. Pol, and the Admiral.|
|Explains their different views.|
Ital. Modern copy, pp. 4. Headed: Al Signor Mons. Ambrogio, Da
Cambono, li 27 Novembre 1536.
|1184. Dr. John London to Gostwik.|
|R. O.||I understand that Dr. Whyte's friends desire your intercession with
my good lord, inasmuch as he lost the lecture of the canon chair by the acts
against the power of the bishop of Rome, which lecture cost them 40l. to
Dr. Hunt, deceased, and that you wish to know his qualities. You will
never bide reproach for preferring him; the whole University will testify to
his learning. The thing his friends desire is of no great value, for he pays
the school rent of his reader, four marks, and his beadle, 20s., which I think
will not leave him 20 nobles more. He has a chantry in Oxford of 8l. and a
small benefice, and this would help his living. He is diseased with the
stone, or he would have waited on your mastership and my lord Privy
|It is rumoured you take much in reformation of heresies. Mr. Bedill and
I are in commission for Northamptonshire, whither I go now, and something
might be done in the visitation. I begin, 28 Novembris.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. erroneously: The bishop of London.
|1185. Ro. Talbot to Mr. Moryson.|
|R. O.||Thanks for "that ye have done." In case this matter be brought
before my Lord your master, I being forth, I open to you the chief point of
the matter. My adversaries will object that I put the matter in the hands
of Dr. Hunt, and must be bound by what he has done. I answer, I did it
not sponte but straitly exacted by the sub-warden of the house (fn. 7) that then
was, whose name is Sutton, and Dr. Whyzte and Dr. Hunt; which three
were sent to me and my fellow, Sir Quynby, deceased, by the warden, whose
prisoners we then were, and required us, for the saving of the college's
privileges, to put our rights respectively in the two doctors' hands.
Mr. Sutton and Dr. Whyte, who are still alive, will not deny this upon oath.
I write this in case my Lord should speak to you in the matter. Signed:
Your client, Ro. Talbot.|
|P.S.—If you once bring all well your part shall be worth a doublet cloth
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
|1186. Thos. Collepeper to Cromwell.|
|By your letters and the diligent labor of Mr. Mason I have obtained
the lease and common seal of the college without a penny fine. The warden (fn. 8)
has shown himself your faithful friend, as I shall report to you at my return.
Such stops and lets as I found came from those, who, by their flattering
letters made you liberal promises for me. But their subtley did not impose
on Mr. Mason. Oxford, 28 Nov.|
Hol., p. 1. Add: Privy Seal.
|1187. Shrewsbury to Darcy.|
|Yesterday I received a letter from my lord of Darby affirming that,
as I wrote you, he had assembled his friends in Lancashire to be ready to
serve the King, not to invade the commons. I marvel to hear that your
Lordship and others assemble in great number about Pounteffret, seeing that
my lord of Norfolk by the appointment is prepared to "meet" with 300 only
|Because of this stir of the commons my lord of Norfolk has sent my
cousin Sir Anthony Brown to Doncaster, Rotherham, and Doon to keep the
passages. Help that all may proceed bonâ fide, and send word by bearer
what to trust. Herdwike, 28 Nov. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.
|R. O.||2. Copy of the same, p. 1. Darcy has filled in the signature, "G. Shrosbere," and after that, "the true copy of my 1. Shrosbere letter to the
1. Darcy," and addressed it: To my neighbours on this side the water of
Don to Pontfret to see, copy, and follow "as I have promised."|
|1188. Robt. Byrntun, servant to the archbp. of York, to John
|I desire to be commended to your wife, to my brothers, William and
John, to my sisters, and to Mr. Fox. I thank you for your letter. If
Sir John Frend is dead, I am sorry for his death. I trust he has showed
you of the stuff that he would I should have. As to coming down to you in
Oxfordshire, I will not forsake my master now. Written in haste on
horseback, 28 Nov.|
Hol. p. 1. Add.: John Daylby, dwelling at Mellcum (Milcombe), beside
|1189. [Lord Lisle] to Cromwell.|
|Though I have written several times I have had no answer since
31 Oct. I hear that Mons. de Rewe, governor of Flanders, says that he
trusts a peace will be concluded between the Emperor and the French king
shortly, and then he would see what the heretics of England would do. The
Marquis of Gwast has lost many of his men. The Emperor is gone to Spain
and left the countries behind him unprovided. I know of no news but what
I hear from France. It is not a little heaviness to me that I cannot hear
from your Lordship. I will see to the provision of wheat here, but the
retinue must be paid, for when I tell them to make their provision, they
answer, a hundred or two together, that they have not wherewith to do it,
and more than their power is they cannot do, which doth pity me to hear.
Calais, 28 Nov.|
Draft, pp 2. Endd.: The copy of my lord Privy Seal's letter.
|1190. J. de Morbecque to the Deputy of Calais.|
|In reply to your complaint that some of my men act as spies and
commit outrages within your pale, new compaignons come hither every day,
and if I knew they did the things you write, I would punish them to your
satisfaction. Tournehen Castle, 28 Nov. Signed.|
Fr., p. 1. Add.
|1191. Anne de Rouaud (Madame de Bours) to Lady Lisle.|
|Two days ago I received from Abbeville a letter you wrote me,
expressing your wish to obtain some "osteurs." I have been long promised
some, and will do my best to get them for you. I have not been able to
procure any glasses. They have not been busy at the glasshouse (a la
vererie) for a long time. I was glad to hear my Lord and you are well.
I beg to hear often from you by the bearer. He will give you a report of
your daughter, whom he saw not long ago. She writes to you the news.
I hope, if the weather be fine, we shall come and see you at Easter.
Bours, 28 Nov.|
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
|1192. Jehan des Gardins, priest, to Lord Lisle.|
|I am very glad you have been pleased to send me your son Geo.
Basset to be instructed in French and Latin along with his brother James,
who is making good progress. I hope he will prove as obedient and intelligent
as his brother. 28 Nov.|
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
|1193. Jehan des Gardins, priest, to Master Hyghfelg, Manat-arms at Calais.|
|Sends compliments to his wife and remembrances from his son John,
who is in good health and getting on well with his learning, as the servants
of my lord Deputy can inform him, who have brought the sire James Basset,
much to my satisfaction. I thank you for your friendship, as without
your aid my lord and lady would not have sent their children to me.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 307b. B. M.
|1194. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.|
|Has spoken again with the king of Scotland, being yesterday and
today familiarly with these princes. "The good prince" said to me all
the few good words that he knows in this language (Italian), but the abbot (fn. 9)
who rules him has assured me fully of his master's good will towards the
Pope, telling me of his pious conduct when the king of England tried to
convert him to his opinions. He said the Pope must not think that there
is a prince more obedient to him, and he would put his kingdom and his
life at his service; that he wished his uncle to repent, but if he persevered
in these abominable errors he will be at his Holiness's orders, and forget
that he is his nephew. Thinks they speak with the best intentions, and
that much can be founded on it. The King recommends cardinal Salviati
and his house to the Pope.|
Ital., pp. 3. Modern copy.
Headed: Al Sig. M. Anbr. Da Cambuoy, li 28 Novembre 1536.
|1195. The Northern Rebellion.|
|Report made by Harry Osberne, of Gloucester, and John Yngby,
constable of Maydynhyth, on St. Andrew's Eve last, and after to Sylvester
|Went Northward with his father, as a soldier with Sir Chas. à Trowen.
After being a space with the King's host, asked leave of his father to go
among the Northern host to know the fashion of them. Was with them
three or four days. They have meat and drink enough, many of them
harness of deer skins. Their chief captain is a knight, but he does not
know his name. Lord Stafford came to them with 1,000 men, and lady
Rysse with 3,000. She brought half a cartload of plate, which they are
coining among themselves. He has a groat of the same coin, which the
constable has to show, "and yt ys a feye kyng Harry grote." The saying
is among them that the lady Dowager is alive and not buried. At the duke
of Norfolk's last coming, many of his men went over to the other side, and
then my Lord was not content with them, "and then one of his men did
start to him with a dagger and said if he would not return to them he
should die for it." They have proclaimed to have a parliament among
|1196. Norfolk and Fitzwilliam to Sir Peter Vavesour.|
|We have received a letter from Sir Anthony Browne, purporting
that one Knight, servant to Sir Francis Bryan, should say that you desired
his master to be a petitioner to the King to pardon Aske, who might do better
service now than many greater men, and that Aske had said there were not
mistrusted who were worse than he, and that he would gladly accept the King's
pardon. We would be glad to see Aske's deeds as good as your opinion of him.
If you are his friend, you may show him we would be glad to see him at this
meeting give us occasion to be suitors for him. If he desires the King's
mercy he must deserve it at this meeting, and come thither without hostage,
relying upon our honors. If he will do so let him keep this letter for his
safeguard, by which we promise he shall take no hurt. You may show him
we marvel so great a company is at Pomfret, which has caused us to send
men to keep the passages of the river Donne. If he intends to do good
let him show it now, without mistrusting us or my lord Steward who will
be at this meeting, bonâ fide and without fraud. Nottingham, Wednesday
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|1197. Suffolk to Henry VIII.|
|Your Grace's letter, dated Richmond, 27th inst., I received the 28th
at 10 at night, and perceive your Highness "would have [us] to practise
with them of Marshland," and also for Hull. I have sent this gentleman,
my friend Sir Francis Bryan, to your Highness with letters of credence. If
I could have undertaken this journey he should not have gone, nor would he
unless that I charged him upon his allegiance. I beg your Highness not to
be angry with us, for I cannot be in quiet till your Grace "know my hearty
mind." Newark, 29 Nov., 12 noon. Signed.|
P. 1. Add. Endd.
|1198. Hen. Holbeche, prior of Worcester, to Cromwell.|
|As Cromwell has had a small fee from him in times past as a
remembrance of his duty, sends now a grant under convent seal of an
annuity of 20 nobles from the manor of Aulstone, Warw. Worcester,
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|1199. Violation of Neutrality.|
|R. O.||End of instruction to John Hutton to complain to the Regent [of the
Low Countries] of the violation of the port of Hampton, by taking out of
the same a French ship with brasil, and to demand restitution.|
Modern copy, p. 1. Endd.
Galba B. x. 71. B. M.
|1200. [Mary Queen of Hungary.]|
|"Memoire et instruction pour vous M. George Desplegchem,
secretaire . . . . et ordonnance de l'Empereur, monsieur et frere, de ce
que aurez a faire de[vers] le Sieur de Beures, Admiral de la Mer, nostre
cousin et es autres lieux . . en Zellande."|
|He is to give lord Beures the Queen's letters of credence and copies of
Cromwell's letters, complaining of piracy committed in English ports by
ships of the Low Countries, which is contrary to the alliance with England,
and to the prohibitions issued here. In conjunction with Beures he shall
make inquiries with a view to proceeding against the delinquents as violators
of the peace; take possession of captured ships and goods, and imprison the
culprits. Penult. Nov. 1536.|
Fr., pp. 2, copy.
|1201. The Merchants Adventurers of London to Lord Lisle.|
|In behalf of a hoy belonging to Anthony Burnal or John van Creke,
laden with cloth for the Low Countries, which had run aground within Lisle's
jurisdiction. London, 29 Nov. 1536. Signed: Walter Mersche, governor.
—Richard Gresham.—Edmond Kempe.—William Lok.|
P. 1. Add.
|1202. Jehan des Gardins to Lady Lisle.|
|Apologises for not writing about the quinces (pommes de quint)
and little earthen vessels. Has explained the cause to Peter le Cordier
that he had not been able to get pommes in good condition, nor any such
earthen vessels as lady Lisle desired in the town of St. Omer. Sends
by the bearer some pommes, some of them being bellins and others
preserved (chucres). St. Andrew's Eve.|
Fr. Hol., p. 1. Add.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 309. B. M.
|1203. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.|
|A letter from the king of Scotland to the Pope will be enclosed in
this. The King has sent to the king of Denmark to conclude a treaty,
which will be of great importance against England. * *
* * *|
Ital. Modern copy, pp. 2. Headed: Al Signor Mons. Ambrogio Da
Cambour li 29 Novembre 1536.
Add. MS. 28,589, f. 160, B. M.
|1204. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.|
|Glory to our Lord, yesterday came news from England of the
10 Nov., that the rebels number 70,000 or 80,000, and are quite capable
of defeating the King's troops—that on All Saints' Day three honored
persons came from them to London, hostages being given for their
security by the chief lords of the King's army, and next day had an
interview with the duke of Norfolk and other captains on the King's side.
Their demands were that the Pope and the King should be as they used
to be, that the late Queen's marriage should be held good, and her
daughter legitimate and heir of the kingdom, that the abbeys should not
be dissolved, that recent statutes should be repealed, and that Parliaments be held as of old, without any servant or paid man of the King's.
And before sending these three persons to the King they communicated
their intention to those who were on the King's side, that it might be seen
they did not desire bloodshed but the good of the kingdom. Many think
the King will not grant these demands unless he is forced, but many
believe he must or it will be his own ruin, as his adversaries are strong and
his own men have little heart to fight. Certainly the Pope has offered them
excellent opportunity of preserving the Faith and punishing the King if he
do not amend, and exalting the Princess. Rome, 29 Nov. 1536.|
Sp., modern copy, pp. 3.
|1205. The Northern Rebellion.|
|Commission given in consequence of certain insurrections in the
North, not yet put down, to Thomas duke of Norfolk, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Thomas earl of Rutland. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, high admiral of
England and treasurer of the Household, lord Wm. Howard, Francis lord
Talbot, Sir John Russell, Sir Francis Brian and Sir Ant. Brown, to make
answer in the King's name to certain articles lately presented by his
subjects in the North, and to treat and conclude with John lord Scrope,
John lord Latymer, John lord Lumley, and Thos. lord Darcy, upon
any other articles, petitions, &c. to be presented by them. Westm., 30 Nov.
anno 28 Hen. VIII.|
Lat. Copy, p. 1. Endd. . . . . . commissioners at Doncaster.
|R. O.||2. Another copy dated Richmond, 30 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.|
Endd. by Darcy: "Copy of my lord of Norfolk's and others' authority by
the King's commission."
|1206. The Northern Rebellion.|
|Safe conduct for John lord Scrope of Bolton, John lord Latimer,
John lord Lumley, and Thomas lord Darcy, with 300 others, to come to
Doncaster; there to treat with Thomas duke of Norfolk, George earl of
Shrewsbury, Thomas earl of Rutland, Sir William Fitzwilliam, great admiral
and treasurer of the Household, lord William Howard, Francis lord Talbot,
Sir John Russell, Sir Fras. Brian, and Sir Ant. Brown, upon certain
articles lately presented to the King by his subjects of the North parts.
For 16 days after the delivery of these letters. Westm., 30 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.
Latin. Copy, pp. 2. Edge worn. Endd.:" * * *
and oders . . . Duncastre [to] Pontfraet vii."
|R. O.||2. Another copy.|
Large paper, p. 1. Mutilated. Subscribed: Pexsall.
|1207. Suffolk to Henry VIII.|
|This day arrived a servant of Sir William Mussegravis with a letter
of credence, and Suffolk having debated with Sir Wm. Parr, who knows
that country, sends him to the King to be examined before some man
who knows those parts. Thinks the King should write to the earl of
Cumberland, lord Clifford and lord Dacre of the North to unite, "all displeasures set apart," for the stay of Cumberland and Westmoreland to
Stayneburghe; which so stayed, Kendal, Sedbarre, and Londesdale shall
not dare to stir. The bearer can show what he has heard of the state of
Tyndesdale and Riddysdale; and letters sent to the King by Norfolk,
which letters were sent by Cumberland to Suffolk, show that Sir Reynold
Carnebe can do much to stay these parts, who has been spoiled by the rebels
and is fled. Thinks the King should write to him and the countries of
Tyndesdale and Riddesdale to stay these parts, and it would help to keep all
Northumberland and the Bishopric in stay. An espial lately sent to Newcastle reports that that town "and chiefly the mayor himself" have served
the King well and will resist the rebels: the King should write them a
letter of thanks. If the meeting at Doncaster do not take effect according
to the King's pleasure, the King may perceive the advantage of Norfolk's
device, the writer's, and others', sent by Sir Francis Bryan in their letters
from Newark, for "there lakketh nothing there but a head." Thinks the
King's letters to Newcastle, Carlisle, Carnebie, Tyndesdale, and Riddesdale
should be sent by land to him, to forward by water to the captain of
Berwick for delivery, for they cannot go by land. Lincoln, 30 Nov. 8 p.m.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
|1208. Duke of Norfolk and others to Henry VIII.|
|Since writing, the enclosed came from my lord of Cumberland. The
poor Earl though sore handled by the rebels shows his true heart. His
letter will show in what state the King's affairs are. Ask the King's
pleasure. Nottingham, 2 p.m., Thursday, 30 Nov. Signed: T. Norffolk—
Thomas Rutland—W. Fytzwyllam.—W. Howard—Fraunces Talbott—Roger
P. 1. Endd.
|1209. Darcy to Shrewsbury.|
|I have received your letter d[ated] at Hardwick, the 28th inst. The
stay of my lord of Derby's assemblies stopped great businesses intended by
his neighbours. I find my lord of Norfolk, you, and my lord Admiral, have
been certified of great assemblies made at Pomfret at my repairing thither,
and that you intend nothing but that next meeting shall be bonâ fide. I know
of [no] assembly except what was appointed at York by the captain, lords,
and commons at their last being there, "which is of every country East,
West, and North, certain lords spiritual and temporal, gentlemen with three
or four of the heads of the commons of every quarter." What number these
will be I cannot tell; but, at the coming of the herald with the King's safe
conduct, who is expected at Pomfret on Sunday next at least, your Lordship
shall know the truth by him. I know of no dishonor meant but the meeting
to be bonâ fide, else I would inform you. There have been many messages
sent and reports made to the captain of musters to be made at Newark,
Nottingham, Tekyll and elsewhere to break the assurances promised by
the lords, which neither I nor any other gentleman believes. We will do
our best that the meeting be sorted as your Lordship wrote. I wait the
captain's answer to my lord of Norfolk's letters accordingly. The m[eeting]
at Pomfret is much to make and declare the first five general articles of the
petitions in specialties against the meeting next at or nigh Doncaster."
Templehirst, 30 Nov.|
P. 1. Endd.: "My lord Steward is letter and my L. Darcy answer, the
last day of November A° 1536."
|R. O.||2. Corrected draft of the preceding in Darcy's hand.|
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
|1210. Darcy to Sir Brian Hastings.|
|Cousin, I received your letter this day; perceive my lord of Norfolk
and lord Admiral have commanded you to keep Doncaster with 600 men
against their coming, and promise to do no displeasure on this side the Don
contrary to the order taken by the assembly at York. The assembly at
Pontfrett will do the said lords no displeasure contrary to the appointment
for the meeting at Doncaster, but all shall be "bonâ fide." I will give
warning of any attempt to the contrary, as I have written to my lord
Steward. I will show your letter so that like order may be taken on this
side the Don. Commend me to my good son Sir Anthony Brown. Templehirst, 30 Nov.|
Corrected draft, p. 1. Subscribed by Darcy: Copy of my answer to
Sir Brian Hastyngs' letter. Endd: 1536.
|R. O.||2. Another copy. Copy.|
P. 1. Mutilated.
|1211. Sir T. Tempest to Robert Aske.|
|A cold, caught through being plunged in water in coming from
York, has raised upon him his "old diseases of colic, stone, and strangurion,"
so that he cannot come to the meeting at Doncaster appointed for Tuesday
next. Is very sorry, considering the urgency of the causes to be treated
there, and also because he was "of old much acquainted with my lord of
Norfolk." This excuse is unfeigned, as he is a Christian man. St. Andrew's
|P.S.—"Sir, in the great cause of the country I have written my poor
conceit to my cousin Robert Bowes," who will show it you.|
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. Incip.: "Master Captain."
|1212. Sir Piers Dutton to Cromwell.|
|I lately received the King's letters to me and Sir Will. Brereton,
deputy chamberlain in these parts, touching the traitorous demeanor of the
late abbot and canons of Norton when the commissioners were there after
the suppression (copy enclosed). Appointed a short day for the execution
of the same, but received letters before that day from the earl of Derby,
rehearsing the effect of a letter from the earl of Shrewsbury, the King's
lieutenant, and the earls of Rutland and Huntingdon, that Norfolk and they
had stayed the commons in Yorkshire, and charging Derby to dismiss his
company. Copy enclosed. Respited the execution of the King's commandment accordingly till his pleasure known, and drew up a certificate of the
fact which Dutton signed, keeping the offenders in Chester Castle. But
Brereton has since refused to certify, and Dutton cannot execute the King's
command alone, as it was directed to both. Dutton, 30 Nov. Signed.|
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|R. O.||2. Henry VIII. to Dutton and Brereton.|
|The letter above referred to, ordering them to inquire into the conduct of
the abbot and canons, and if they found it such as they had reported to
Sir Thomas Audeley, to hang them as traitors. Windsor, 20 Oct.,
28 Hen. VIII.|
Copy, p. 1. Endd.
|R. O.||3. E. earl of Derby to Sir Piers Dutton.|
|Has received a letter from the earls of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon by Berwick herald, of which he quotes the words, the effect being
that the rebels had dispersed, that Norfolk had departed to the King, and
that he should dismiss the forces with which he was going to meet Darcy at
Whalley Abbey on Monday. This letter was dated Doncaster, 28 Oct.
Desires Dutton, therefore to dismiss his company. Preston, 30 Oct.|
Copy, p. 1. Endd.
|1213. Jehan des Gardins, priest, to Lady Lisle.|
|Your two sons desire to be recommended to you. Your servant
Jacques and I have bought eight ells of black damask at 16 scoitres the
ell and five qrs. of velvet at 6s. the ell, but I have not been able to get
fringes for your son George's cap nor cloth for a winter gown of the same
colour as your son James's. Your servant, therefore, wishes to know if you
will send the cloth from Calais, where you will get it cheaper, and also when
you want him to return. 30 Nov.|
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
|1214. Sir William Poulet to Cromwell.|
|R. O.||I moved you for your favor to my lord prior of St. Swithun's for the
sale of certain old plate, whereof he has made a bill, sent herewith. Strike
out what you will not have sold and leave him the rest. "Which is done
for the King's money to be paid this next term." Let this bringer know
your pleasure. Richmond, Thursday morning.|
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
|1215. Against Rebellion.|
|An exhortation to loyalty addressed to some assembly in answer to a
treatise put out by a certain "fond religious father," who had professed to
receive a revelation from an angel, tending to stir up the people to disobedience and rebellion. Points out that kingly authority is founded in
nature and confirmed by the Gospel. Combats the suggestion that the
preaching of bishops and pastors, or their decrees when assembled in a
general council can absolve subjects from their allegiance, and advises the
people not to murmur though the King take money of them.|
Corrected draft, pp. 49. Mutilated. The beginning illegible from damp.
Ends: through Christ Jesus our Saviour, the autor of unity and peace,
unto whom be all honor and glory with the Father, &c., &c., Amen.
|1216. Preaching the King's Title.|
|R. O.||Answer of John Stokes the younger to certain articles against him,
presented to the lord Privy Seal by the lord visitor of the diocese of
Norwich, excusing himself for his "long absence." He had "resorted
whom" [home] for the dean's (fn. 10) bill, "sent to me before he heard my judgement, and bycause the house was ruffelyd before my commyng whome, yt
was the lenger or I cowld fynde it." Asserts that "the first time when
your Lordship sent for me by the bishop of Dublin, two days before, I
preached our Prince's most just title by Scripture in Latin to the congregation of all the priests in Norfolk or Suffolk, 15 days before the abrogation
of the usurped power of the bishop of Rome by Act of Parliament, of mine
own mere motion, the which sermon in Latin I showed your Lordship."
And being afterwards commanded by the King and Cromwell to preach the
King's title at Norwich in English he complied, and is ready to show the
letter and sermon in evidence. Was also desired by the bishop of Norwich
to continue preaching on Sundays and principal feasts as directed in the
bill. In answer, therefore, to the visitor's first charge of preaching against
his inhibition, he replies that he "did smally esteem the visitor's inhibition,
proceeding by none ordinary power committed unto him of the King's grace,"
"and if preaching of God's word indifferently with my Prince's title largely
with his Grace's ordinances in matters of our religion be ageyn the dean of
Stoke, then I preached ageyn the dean, for I inveyed non other matters
ageynst him, but commended him by name, preaching the Sunday before me.
Also, my Lord, these matters be not seditious without the said visitor be
of Tartullus' opinion, who accused holy Paul of sedition, shewing Christ's
death and His resurrection. And for the more credence of this my poore
answer, I have brought sufficient witness to your Lordship, and that I
entreated no other matters. Upon these premises I was arrested at Norwich
openly as a high offender, to the great detriment of my name and living,
the Friday after Midsummer Day, and so continued a prisoner till I came
before your Lordship the Sunday before All Hallows' Day, to my utter
undoing unless your Lordship, graciously moved with pity, do look upon me
with some charitable help and comfort."|
Large paper, p. 1 Four articles brought against him by the visitor are
noted in the margin.
|1217. Grants in November 1536.|
|1. Thomas Hennage, gentleman of the
Privy Chamber, and Katherine his wife.
Grant, in tail male, on surrender of patent
18 Feb. 26 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. VIII.,
No. 291 (38)), of the rents and farms of
the lands and tenements of the tenants-atwill in Salteflytby and the manor of Stewton,
Linc., with the tenements called Esthowse
and Westhowse and enclosures adjoining,
and 5 acres of meadow called Hollands in
Stewton, leased to Sir Wm. Skypwith as
recited in previous patent; with contingent
remainder to John Hennage brother of the
|Also grant of the manor or lordship of
Barton on Humbre, Linc., and messuages,
&c. belonging; with free warren, waifs and
strays, &c., in the King's hands by attainder
of Hen. Norres.|
|Also reversion of the ferry and passage
from Barton on Humbre to the vill of
Hasshyll, commonly called "Hasyll fery"
alias "Barton fery" which were granted to
Anth. Cotton, steward of the Chamber by
pat. 24 Aug. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
2 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, ms.
5 and 6.|
|2. Stephen Mabyll, a native of the dominions of the king of the French. Denization. Westm., 2 Nov. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.
p. 5, m. 13.|
|3. Geo. Windeham, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Stoke Neylond, Norwich
dioc., vice Wm. Hedge, deceased [in the
King's gift by the suppression of Prytelwell
priory (fn. 11) ]. Windsor Castle, 7 Nov. 28 Hen.
VIII. Del. at Windsor same day.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 16. (?) Westm.|
|4. Th. Legh, LL.D., Ralph Sadler, and
Wm. Legh. Next presentment to the office
of warden, &c. of the collegiate church of
the royal chapel of St. Buriana the Virgin,
Cornwall. Windsor Castle, 23 Oct. 28
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Nov.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 7.|
|Nov. Grants||5. Wm. Russell, jun., of Hinton-on-leGrene, Glouc., husbandman. Pardon for
the homicide and murder of Rob. Item of
Hynton, husbandman. Greenwich, 20 July
28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Nov.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 2.|
|6. Henry marquis of Exeter and Gertrude
his wife. Grant in tail of the said marquis
(on surrender of pat. 28 Oct. 11 Hen. VIII.,
granting the said Henry and Gertrude an
annuity of 66l. 13s. 4d.), of the site, &c. of
the dissolved priory of Brymmer; the
manors of Bulborn Haywode, Roksted,
Langley, Hants.; Wilton, Corton with
Osterum or Ostern St. George's, Wilts.;
Candfford and Pympern, Dors.; Portbury,
Soms.; and Northcote, Devon; with all
lands, &c. in those places and in Bernes,
South Charfford, Herdell, Crechurche,
Fordonbrigge, Gorby, and Isby, Hants.;
Ecclesburn and Gyrardston, Wilts.; the
rectories and chapels of Brymmer, Rokburn,
Whittisbury, and Bardyng, Hants.; and all
other manors, &c. in said cos. and elsewhere
in England belonging to the said late priory;
with as much fuel as the grantees shall
require at Brymmer out of the New Forest,
Hants, and other rights enjoyed by William Fynche the late prior. Annual rent
16l. 15s. 7d. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 28 Hen.
VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.|
|7. Urian Brereton, groom of the Privy
Chamber, and Ranulph Wodall. Grant in
survivorship of the office of serjeant of the
peace in the lordships of Bromefelde and
Yale, marches of Wales, with fees of 4l. a
year. Windsor Castle, 3 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 10 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.|
|8. Nich. Sandford, a sewer of the Chamber, and Edw. Brokett. Next presentation
to the parish church of Churche Langton,
Leic. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Linc. dioc. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 7.|
|9. Ric. Staverton. Reversion of the offices
of — and keeper (officia et custod'
apparently a word being left out) of
Cramborne alias one of the foresters of
Wyndesore Forest, and a house called
"le New loge," with an enclosure thereto
adjoining in the said forest in the bailiwick of Batusbayly; the office of keeper
of the said bailiwick, and the custody of
the new tower or lodge called "le Towre
in the Heth," with the enclosure or grove of
Swynley, and the office of riding forester in
the said forest, on the death of Sir Ric.
Weston, who now holds the premises; with
certain daily fees in each of the said offices,
and herbage and pannage, &c. in Crambourne and the said park. Westm., 12 Nov.
—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 18.|
|10. Edw. Clyfforde. Licence to export
300 unbarbed, unrowed, and unshorn woollen
clothes, notwithstanding the Act 9 Nov.
3 Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. 28
Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Fr., m. 1.|
|11. Geo. Wyndam, clk. Licence in
consideration of his services to Thomas duke
of Norfolk, to receive and hold any cure or
incompatible benefice, provided it be not a
pontifical dignity, along with those he now
enjoys. Windsor Castle, 13 Nov. 28 Hen.
VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. 28
Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.|
|12. Hen. Andrews, of London, yeoman,
late servant of Sir John Daunce. Pardon
for the murder, 7 March 28 Hen. VIII., of
Geoffrey Jones, of the King's household,
yeoman, alias late servant of Hen. Parker,
page of the King's chamber, in Towre
Strete, in the parish of St. Dunstan in the
East, Tower Ward, London, of which the
said Henry stands indicted. Del. Westm.,
13 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3,
|13. Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary, Byndon,
Dors., Salisbury dioc. Licence to continue
unsuppressed, and that John Norman be
abbot. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
ms. 32, 33.|
|14. Premonstratensian Abbey of St. Mary
Magdalen de Heppa, alias Shapp, Westmor.
Similar licence; Ric. Baggot, alias Evenhood, to be abbot. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 23.|
|15. Hen. Huttofte. Grant of the offices
of keeper of the house and park of the
manor of Wade, Hants., and bailiff of the
same manor; with 6d. a day. Westm.,
16 Nov.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 32.|
|16. Commission of the Peace.|
|Rutland: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas
duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk,
Thomas earl of Rutland, Sir Wm. FitzWilliam lord Admiral of England, J. bishop
of Lincoln, Sir John Zouche lord Zouche,
Sir Anth. FitzHerbert, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir
Everard Digby, Edw. Mountague, serjeantat-law, Edw. Warner, Th. Brudenell, Hen.
Digby. 17 Nov.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5,
|17. Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of the
court of Augmentation. Wardship and
marriage of Francis Barley, s. and h. of Rob.
Barley, deceased. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.
28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Countersigned: William Poulet. Pat., p. 2, m. 28.|
|18. Nich. Hardy, servant to the French
king. Licence to depart the realm with
servants, three horses, &c. Windsor, [blank]
Nov. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.
|19. Safe conduct for John lord Scrope
of Bolton, John lord Latymer, John lord
Lumley and Thos. lord Darcy, with 300
persons in their suite, and all necessary
articles to and from Doncaster, to treat with
Thos. duke of Norfolk, and Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the household and
admiral of England, touching certain articles
proposed by persons in the North parts, and
to receive the King's answer thereto from
the said councillors.—Dated in the margin
below. T. Westm., 21 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.
|20. Oxon.: Commission of the Peace:
—Sir Th. Audeley chanc., Thomas duke of
Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Sir Wm.
Fitzwilliam, lord admiral of England, Sir
Th. Inglefeld, Sir John Porte, Sir John
Daunce, Sir Wm. Barentyne, Sir Walt.
Stoner, Sir Edw. Chamberleyn, Sir Wm.
Harecourte, Sir John Clerke, Sir Rob. Le,
Sir Anth. Hungerford, Th. Elyot. Sir John
Broune, Wm. Fermour, John Wyllyams,
Th. Nevell, Th. Carter, John More, Wm.
Raynesford, John Denton, Anth. Cope, Th.
Brigges, Th. Wayneman, Anth. Bustard,
Chr. Ayssheton, John Pollarde. 22 Nov.
Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5 d.|
|21. Nic. Hethe, archdeacon of Stafford
in Lichfield Cathedral, the King's chaplain.
Licence to absent himself from all his benefices. Windsor Castle, 16 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 23 Nov.—P.S. Pat. 28
Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 7. Enrolled 24 Nov.|
|22. Th. Bedell, archdeacon of Cornwall,
John Tregunwell and Wm. Peter, masters
of Chancery. Commission to receive all
bulls, briefs, and faculties from the bishop
of Rome, brought to them according to the
provisions of the Act 28 Hen. VIII. (cap. 16.)
for the purpose of being put in writing to
pass the Great Seal; to examine such writings with the originals, to see whether the
effects of the same be under the compass of
such cases as the archbishop of Canterbury
may dispense with by law; and to cause
such effects as they shall think fit to pass
the Great Seal to be written, &c. Chertsey
monastery, 9 Aug. 28 Henry VIII. Del.
Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.|
|23. Sheriff Roll.|
|Cumb.: *Sir Th. Curwen, Sir John Lamplewe, John Lee.|
|Northumb.: Henry earl of Northumberland.|
|York.. Sir Hen. Savyle, *Sir Brian
Hastyngs, Sir Ralph Ellercar, jun.|
|Notts. and Derb.: Sir John Byron, *Sir
Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir Th. Cokeyn.|
|Linc.: *Sir Wm. Tyrwyt, Vincent Grantham, — (blank) Dyghton.|
|Warw. and Leic.: *SirWalt. Smyth, John
Grevyle, Sim. Mountford.|
|Salop.: Sir Ric. Maynwaryng, *John
Corbet of Lee, Th. Newport.|
|Staff.: *Sir John Dudley, Sir Wm. Basset,
|Heref.: *John Scudamore, John Blount
of Grendon, Th. Bodenham.|
|Worc.: Walt. Walssh.|
|Glouc.: *Sir John Seyntlowe, Sir Walt.
Denys, Sir Edm. Tame.|
|Oxon. and Berks.: Sir Wm. Barantyne,
Sir Wm. Essex, *Sir Anth. Hungerford.|
|North.: *Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Rob.
Kyrkham, John Hasilwood.|
|Camb. and Hunts.: Sir Giles Alyngton,
Th. Megges, *Ric. Cromwell.|
|Beds. and Bucks.: Sir Wm. Wyndesor,
Sir Rob. Dormer, *Th. Longvyle.|
|Norf. and Suff.: John Spryng, *Sir Wm.
Drury, Sir John Tyndale.|
|Essex and Herts.: John Tyrrell, Sir John
Raynsford, *Sir Hen. Parkar.|
|Kent: *Th. Wyatt, Anth. Sandes, Sir
|Surr. and Suss.: Sir Wm. Pelham, John
Sakvyle, *Sir Ric. Page.|
|Hants.: Sir Th. Lysle, *Sir Wm. Barkley,
|Wilts.: *Sir Hen. Long, Sir John
Brugges, Edw. Mountpeson.|
|Soms. and Dors.: *Sir Hugh Pawlet, Sir
John Horcey, Sir Edw. Willoughby.|
|Devon: *Sir Geo. Carew, Sir Ph. Champernon, Sir Th. Speke.|
|Cornw.: *Sir John Chamond, John Arundell son of Sir John Arundell, Th. Seyntabyn.|
|Rutland: Th. Brudenell, *Th. Sherard,
|Westmor.: Henry earl of Cumberland.|
|Cheshire: *Sir Piers Dutton, Wm. Damport, Sir Wm. Stanley.|
|Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.—
|***Those names marked with an asterisk
were chosen by the King.|
|24. John Denton, livery of lands as son
and heir of Th. Denton, deceased. Westm.,
24 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del., 27 Nov.
28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 33, m. 30.|
|25. Th. Cotton, livery of lands as s. and
h. of Th. Cotton, viz., of the possessions of
his said father or any other ancestor, which
came or should come to the King's hands on
the death of the said Thomas the father, or on
the death of Eleanor late his wife, or on the
death of Joan late his wife, &c. Richmond,
17 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
27 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.|
|26. Cistercian priory of St. Mary, Hevenynges, Linc. Linc. dioc. To continue unsuppressed; Joan Sandford to be prioress.
Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.—
S.B.—Pat. p. 3, m. 14.|
|27. Denizations. John Laurence, a born
subject of the Emperor. Westm., 27 Nov.|
|John Albertson, a born subject of the
Emperor. Westm., 27 Nov.|
Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 13.