Henry VIII
January 1535, 21-25

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'Henry VIII: January 1535, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 8: January-July 1535 (1885), pp. 24-32. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75522 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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January 1535, 21-25

21 Jan.
S. B.
75. Thos. Cromwell.
Commission from the King, as supreme head of the Church of England, to Thos. Cromwell, his chief secretary and Master of the Rolls, for a general visitation of the churches, monasteries and clergy. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. "anno subscripto." (fn. 1)
Cleop. F. ii. 131.
B. M.
Wilkins, III. 784. Burnet, v. 456.
2. Draft commission to Cromwell as vicar-general, with power of deputing others to act as commissaries under him.
Later copy, imperfect.
*** Another late copy will be found in Add. MS. 32,091, f. 121, B. M.
R. O.76. Visitation of the Monasteries.
Commission to A. B. C. for a general visitation of the monasteries in accordance with the Act of Parliament, (fn. 2) inquiring into their condition both in spiritual and temporal matters, and the lives and morals of their abbots, removing and punishing those whom they find in fault, and receiving resignations of those willing to resign, giving them pensions, and appointing their successors, and taking their oaths of fealty.
Draft, pp. 10.
Cleop. E. IV. 13.
B. M.
Burnet, IV. 207.
Wilkins, III. 786.
2. Articles for visitation of the monasteries, mainly exempt and immediately under the King's jurisdiction.
1. Whether divine service is duly observed. 2. How many inmates there are or ought to be. 3. Who were the founders? 4. What increase of lands the house has had? 5. Touching the rent. 6. Change of one habit for another. 7. How the lands were given. 8. State of the evidences. 9, 10. Cause of exemption. 11–14. Mode of electing the master. 15–23. The rule of the house and how it is observed, and whether any women are lodged in the precincts. 24–27. How far the articles specified in their rule are kept. 28–70. The manner in which the Benedictine rule is kept by the inmates, seniors or otherwise, and what care the former take of the revenues and property, and how the master disposes of his preferments. 71–73. Impropriations. 74. Whether, being excommunicated, the master ever said mass. 75. Instructions for the visitors to examine strictly into the windows, doors, and enclosures; 76–86, and behaviour of the nuns, and how often they confess.
R. O.
Burnet, iv. 217. Wilkins, III. 789.
(From Cleop. E. Iv. 21.)
3. The King's injunctions for monasteries and houses of religion.
Among other things it is stated that they shall pray for "the founder's soul" (struck out by Cromwell), and for the King and his lawful wife queen Anne,—added in Cromwell's hand but afterwards struck out, "and the lady Elizabeth princess, their—." A power is reserved for examining and discussing the comperts, trying all charters and donations and disposing of all papistical "escripts" to the right honorable Mr. Thomas Cromwell, general visitor.
Corrected draft, pp. 8.
R. O.4. The same injunctions in Latin.
Pp. 8.
21 Jan.
R. O.
77. John [Stokesley] Bishop of London to Cromwell.
I have been continually laboring this week with Mr. Copynger to convert him, and I have now some better hope. He seems not to care so much for his life as for the continuance of good religion and "perfyghtly" life in Syon of the whole congregation, "which, as he saith, as hath lately be impaired and sore now blemished by the irreligiosity of sir Bishope and one other," and except they might be "avoided" the house, as their old and long suit hath been, their contagion shall impeach the devotions of that company for ever. He seems as lieve to die in this opinion as to return home whilst they continue in the house, though the King's grace pardoned him and sent him home. But if these two be put out, and the congregation be suffered to keep their rule and their ceremonies as they have done hitherto, and those whom he names in the bill enclosed would certify him of their conscience in this matter required of him to grant and follow, I think he will be conformable and will do much towards establishing the other. He is in much favor with the brethren, and especially the sisters. His modesty and passion are so good, as I suppose you perceived at your being there. This fellow Lache is rude in comparison, and will follow if this man is won. It would be well, therefore, that you should grant his request.
I will send you the advowson Mr. Kytson delivered me when I came to Fulham. I intended to have read it at leisure, and brought a copy in my purse, because Kytson on Friday last appointed here with me that he and Newman should choose judges to overlook the titles. You will see by it Kytson's title. It seems good, except that the other party brings an advowson of the patronage and of the nomination, which are claimed by the earl of Northumberland. Had the matter been clear I would have instituted Kytson's friend long since. Excuses himself for not sending it before. Scribbled in haste on receipt of your letters. London, 21 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
Cleop. E. vi. 179.
B. M.
78. John Copynger and R. Lache to the Charterhouse in London.
Are sorry to hear of their troublous estate. Have been in the same opinion as the brethren in London, and in trouble and danger therefor.
Advise them to learn to resolve their conscience and to believe that the writers, and others of more virtue, learning, &c. than they, have done so with charity, true faith and perfect unity of Christ's Church, and have conformed themselves to the uniform decree and order of this realm. Deny that such resolution of conscience was caused by fear of bodily pain, penury or death, by fear of worldly shame or by worldly friendship, honor, or preferment. Duty informed and ordered, charity did alone work such resolution. By which charity they were desirous to know if they might escape sin, if they should depose their conscience, and found it well enough, by good and Catholic learning, and that of duty they ought to resolve their conscience. Thus upon ground of good learning they did so, and they see matter to absolve all doubts and scruples of conscience. Advise them to conform themselves to the whole company of learned and unlearned, and to see that none are among them who "would be out of religion, and so by hypocrisy rest in the opinions and set others in heart so to rest, that he so as in glory go forth and bring other with him to endless misery." If there is among them any wilful person who will not obey the prior that God hath set to be obeyed, "his Prince, I mean, nor his prelate," if he have learning to defend his opinion, and will learn, he may be satisfied by learning. If he will not learn, beware of him, as Paul bid. If he allege his conscience, then must he show upon what science his conscience is grounded. If it be grounded upon a precept of God, he may not depose it; but if it be grounded upon "a counsel of Scripture" he is no more bound to his conscience but as he is to the observing of such "counsel," and to leave such conscience is no more sin than not to keep the counsel of Scripture. With these let him learn that obedience to his Prince and prelate bind him to do their commandment if it be not expressly against the law of God. Have much labored concerning the authority of the Prince upon the Church of England and of the bishop of Rome. Have found both in the Old and New Testament great truths for our Prince and nothing for the bishop of Rome. Of these their labors, gave to the rev. father of Shene several papers, with Scripture, councils, canons and doctors, to show them the clearness in these matters. By this bearer, "my brother" sends a book rehearsing the doubt that brought many in scruples and absolving them, which will satisfy all those who will hear learning. If there is any other doubt or scruple among them, and they will send it, will diligently and in all charity send their mind and learning in it. Answer one or two questions they have sent. First, as to the King being supreme Head of the Church of England, next and immediately under God. If there is any Church in England, the King is supreme. St. Paul bids all the Church to be obedient to his Grace, quia superior potestas, St. Peter bids all the Church be subject to his Grace, as to the most precellent person among them. The whole Church of the realm, the particular Church, with "your head, our bishop," and all the particular prelates and others, so take him. Advise them not to be so stiff in the contrary. Though it seems that the King does in the spiritualty what other princes did not before, the truth is that in this doing he does not break the law of God, for doctors grant that the bishop of Rome may license a layman to be judge in a spiritual cause, and, if he may, it is not against the law of God that our Prince as judge directs spiritual causes. Also the Old Testament shows how David, Josuas, Jozaphat and Ezechias, who were of the most perfect kings, set orders and ordinances among priests and Levites; and Christ, in the New Testament, did not abridge the authority or diminish the power of kings, but warned his apostles that they should not look for such dominion nor authority, but be ministers and servants for all persons. Anthony grants kings to be vicars of Christ, namely, Saul and David. The Scripture grants that Saul was the head of the people and Church of God. Can show them other things if need be. Beg them not to stand in this disobedience, nor to be so uncharitable to Christ's Church as to make it lose the prayer that may be in their devout house to the world's end. Let not the people lose the good example of life ordained to be led there. They take the words of the Council of Basille wrong, for they were written only for that one man Felice, and yet were only received for him by certain people. Adrian bishop of Rome, the last of that name, alleges that Council to be of suspect authority, so that the words are not material. If they will look at the 35th chapter of the Canons of the Apostles, at the Nicene Council, the 6th of Carthage, the 99th dist. of the Decrees, at Chrysostom, Jerome, Ambrose, Augustin and Gregory, they will see that from the beginning there was no such pontificality given to the bishop of Rome. His prelacy grows not of law and scripture of God, nor of antique Councils, or Councils received as such. Advise them not to die for the cause, but save themselves and their house and submit to the Prince.
P.S.—"Good brethren, if I were in good health I would write my full mind unto you, but now I beseech you to be contented with the charitable writing of my learned and devout brethren, which ye may surely follow with good consciences. Per me, Johannem Fewterer, Confessorem Generalem."
Headed: The copie of a lettre sent by father Fewterer, generall confessour of the monastery of Syon, and other discrete brethern ther, to the brethere of the Charterhouse of London.
Pp. 3. Endd.: The confessor of Syon to the Carthusians.
Harl. MS. 604, f. 77.
B. M.
2. Another copy. Pp. 5. Endd.
21 Jan.
R. O.
79. Thos. Redinge, Prior of Kyngeswod, to Cromwell.
By the divine word you spake unto me in the abbey of Kingeswodde, that the word of God, the Gospel of Christ, is not only favored but also set forth by you, it has emboldened me to make a little book concerning the supremacy of the King, which I have dedicated unto you, begging you to close up the eye of justice and open the eye of pity to me and the religious men of this house, who have no succour except in your evangelical charity. Kingeswodde, 21 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
21 Jan.
R. O.
80. Sir Reynold Carnaby to Cromwell.
Since I last wrote, "as I devised with my friend Mr. Stapleton," I perceive letters were written by you to my Lord, my old master, for my coming up. I should have been glad to comply, and satisfy you "concerning the parting with my poor lands in Kent," yet all would not serve that I should come up without some displeasure to my old master, to whom I am so much bound. The bearer, my cousin, Sir Thos. Wharton, will explain further. Toplif, 21 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Master Secretary. Endd.
21 Jan.
R. O.
81. James Billingford.
"The saying of James Byllyngforde at Derley Abbey, in the county of Derby, in the presence of Thomas, abbot there, Nicholas Quarneby, Antony Smalley and George Daken," 21 Jan. 26 Henry VIII.
Said he heard that one "coat of religion," the Black Monks, had gathered 160,000l. to make an insurrection against the King. and that the money was shipped in wool packs at Southampton to the bishop of Rome. The same day he went to the nunnery of Derby, the prioress being from home, and asked Joan More, one of the sisters, the age of the prioress, and the number of sisters, and took a view of their grain, to the great fear of the sisters. Signed by the abbot, Quarneby, Smalley and Daken.
P. 1.
ii. Saying of Adam Holland, one of the yeomen [of the] Guard .... Jan. 26 Hen. VIII., concerning the sayings of one Kett[ilb]ye, "which now doth [name] himself James Billyngforde."
At Martinmas last, at the sign of the Bull's Head, in Nottingham, there was a young man "after the scholars' fashion," who then named himself— (fn. 3) Kettilbye, now James Billyngforde, who reported he was the Queen's kinsman and her scholar at the university, that he was "hensman" to the duke of Norfolk, and that lord Willughby, in Lincolnshire, deceased, was his un[cle] Signed: Per me, Adam Holland.
P. 1.
21 Jan.
R. O.
82. Rebellion of Thomas Fitzgerald.
Deposition of Wm. Lynche, of the Knocke, Meath, gent. On 21 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII., before the lord of Trymletiston, chancellor, the prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, the chief judges of either bench, the Treasurer of the Wars, the Master of the Rolls and the Chief Baron and second justice of the Common Pleas. He believes that the rebellion of Thos. Fitzgerald was begun by the means of justice Delahide and dame Jenett Eustace, wife to Sir Walter Delahide. He heard from Walter Hosey of Mellussey, now dead, a friend of Fitzgerald's, with whom he made an agreement for the safety of his lands, that Delahide had advised him to burn all the country, and that dame Jenett Eustace had provided for the furnishing and victualling of Maynooth.
P. 1. Add.: To Mr. Secretary.
21 Jan.
R. O.
83. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
Leonard Smythe delivered me this other letter which I send, and told me that Hunt had put up a supplication to Mr. Secretary, had he not staid it. You must certify Mr. Secretary of Hunt's false surmises that you had refused him justice, and had had him arrested by your means and the commissary's. Cheriton is come.
London, 21 Jan.
The haven of Dover shall forward with all speed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
21 Jan.84. Council in the Marches of Wales.
See Grants in January, No. 17.
22 Jan.
R. O. Letters, 298.
85. Cranmer to Cromwell.
I beg you will remember my letters, and obtain the King's letter to my lord deputy of Calais in favor of two chaplains of mine whom I intend to send thither to preach the word of God. Knoll, 22 Jan. Signed.
Add.: Secretary. Endd.
22 Jan.
R. O.
86. Wm. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
I heard that hunting had been two nights past in the Queen's park of Mortimer, and therefore willed my brother this day, Thursday 21 Jan., to go and see the manner thereof.
On coming thither he heard hounds and hunters, among whom were young Trapnell, Mr. Inglefield's son-in-law, and six of his servants, who immediately attacked him and hurt him sore. I write to you for redress, for if it were not more for dread of the King than of God, I would have been revenged. Young Trapnell has killed 20 of the King's deer on the border of Windsor Forest. Two years ago he slew a great hart, and carried him away in a cart. Unless some remedy be devised the King's deer cannot be defended. The Vine, 22 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
22 Jan.
R. O.
87. The Town of Plymouth to Cromwell.
Give credence to our mayor John Elyott, and to Jas. Horswell. Humbly beseeching you to continue your goodness towards us. We are much troubled by certain seditious persons, viz., John Pollard, Will. Sommaster, Thos. Fowell and Peter Gryslyng, who are people without any substance and unfit to rule our town. Plymouth, 22 Jan.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
22 Jan.
R. O.
88. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
Wrote yesterday by Hacket's servant Jenyne of Hunt's behaviour. Has heard from John Rochester, servant to Gonson, that Cheriton, whom I have seen, left in Capone's hands at Florence two brazen pieces, nine iron serpentines. He is now going towards you, and says if you are not good lord to him he is utterly undone. Mr. Secretary has commanded me to wait upon him this afternoon. London, 22 Jan. 1534.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
22 Jan.
R. O.
89. [Husee] to Lady Lisle.
Has written sundry letters, but had no answer from her. Wishes to know whether she has received the Queen's New Year's gift sent by Lacy, and the frontlet. At Mr. Bassett's coming trusts to accomplish her commandment; thinks there will be an end made of my Lord's difference with Mr. Seymour in six days. Has spoken with the saddler, who says the sum is no less than 40s. Has promised that her Ladyship will see him pleased. Skutt has been in hand with him for the money. Mr. Staynings is now at liberty from the King's bargain, for the King will not meddle with his lands. London, 22 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. In the margin is written Bowryng. Huntt.
22 Jan.
R. O.
90. Jacques de Coucy [Sieur des Vervins] to Lord Lisle.
It is some time since I received a letter from you in which you desired to procure a goshawk for partridges. I have sent to my country to get one, which I could not do, but a neighbour of mine has sent me a tiercelet that will kill partridges, and I have seen it fly, and send it you as a present by the falconer. Boulogne, 22 Jan. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
22 Jan.
Vesp. F. I. 28.
B. M.
91. Hungary.
i. "Copia literarum episcopi Zagrabiensis ad prothonotarium Casalium."
Has received his letter, and wonders that his own have arrived so late.
Concord is being negotiated between the kings. Brodaricus bp. of Sirmisch (Syrmiensis) has been here twice, and also to Vienna. Peace is hoped for. A servant he sent to Transylvania to buy horses heard that a son of the late Aloysius Gritti had been killed by the Vayvode. Has sent the letters of the King and of the bp. of Colocza to Funfkirchen to be forwarded by Brodaric's brother.
Asks Casali to forward a letter to the Pope in favor of a poor nobleman. "Ex castello meo Dombren'," 22 Jan. 1535.
ii. Copy of letter from the bp. of Sirmisch to the bp. of Agram (Zagrabiensis). 5 Jan.
Dr. Laschy is going to the King tomorrow with a safeconduct. Will meet D. Turzona in a few days. Hopes the matter will end well. Buda.
iii. Copy of letters of Georgius Heremita, treasurer and councillor of the King [to the bp. of Agram], the third day of Christmas.
Could not write when the bp.'s servant was at Buda, being then at Lippa. The dissensions in Transylvania are quieted. Stephen Balynthirch, who had intelligence with the Germans, has been taken by the King. All the "Vassiani" have taken an oath of fealty. Lippa and Solmis and Hiomiad are in the hands of Petrovich count of Temeswar (Comes Themesiensis). Hopes he will also get possession of the castle of Devoe. The King holds Waradin, "Vernia Regia" and the castle of Varda. The King has settled his affairs on that side of the Theiss (Tibiscus). Buda is so well provided that it has no fear. Varadin.
Lat., Vannes' hand, pp. 2. Endd.
23 Jan.
R. O.
92. Henry VIII. to the Bishop of Exeter.
Hears that one Sir John Shere, canon of the priory of St. Stephen's, Launceston, has by sinister means usurped the office of prior without any lawful election, and imprisoned certain of the brethren who resisted him. The bp. is to examine him and the convent on the bill of complaint, and certify the King. Westm., 23 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add.
23 Jan.
R. O.
93. Matthew Broune to Cromwell.
Understands Cromwell intends to keep a sessions in Southwark on Tuesday next for the murder done in these parts of Surrey. Does not know if he will proceed to the trial of the murderers next day, but if they challenge the "pellys" (appeals) the country should be warned, and the party hurt, who is son to Nich. Sawyar that was killed, should be there. Is unable to be there himself, as he cannot ride five miles without pain, but will warn Sawyar's son. A thief named John-a-Baron, born at Horsham in Sussex, has stolen two horses out of Dorking since Michaelmas. Lord William Howard knows him. The man and the wife keep the sign of the Swan at Lambeth, and she falsely says he was in her house that night. Requests that she be examined. 23 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful master Secretary. Endd.
23 Jan.
R. O.
94. James Billingford. (fn. 4)
"The saying of Thomas Sherwood, goodman at the Booke head of Nottingham to Sir Nicholas Quernbye, Anthony Smalley and George Dakyn, the 24th day of January, the 26th year and reign of our sovereign lord the King that now is," deposing that on asking Byllyngford's servant who he was, he said he was kinsman to the Queen and belonged to Mr. Cromwell, and I was to take care how I meddled with him. Signed.
P.7.
23 Jan.
R. O.
95. Leonard Smyth to Lady Lisle.
According to his letter sent by Hussey, delivered a "letewes bonett" to Hugh Colton for my Lord's daughter,—cost 10s., and 4d. for the box. If it does not fit it shall be changed or amended. Trusts after next term to wait upon her and my Lord at Calais. London, 23 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
23 Jan.
R. O.
96. The Maison Dieu, Dover.
Inventory of the goods in the house called the Maison Dieu at Dover, belonging to the late master and brethren, taken by John Antony, servant to Mr. Secretary Cromwell, 23 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII.
The items are under the following heads, viz.:—Plate; vestry; the great chamber called the Hoostrye; little chamber within the Hoostrye; chamber over the water; the chamber called Sir Peers' chamber; naperye in the custody of John Enyver's wife; the kitchen; in a chest in the new kitchen; the master's chamber; the master's stable; the stable for the best cart-horses; the second stable; the fermery; the gardener (garner); the brewhouse; the bakehouse; barns; cattle pertaining to the house, &c.; sheep in their own hands; sheep put out to Wm. Hamon of Ewell, to Th. Pepper of Charelton, to John Stelman of St. Margaret's, to Fag of Dudmanston; cattle in Romny Marsh; do. at Whitfilde, being in their own hands; ready money left by the late Mr.
Sum. tot.: Silver, 537½ oz.; masers and nutts, 159 oz.; sheep, 1,600; bullocks and kyne, 119; mares and colts, 15; horse and geldings, 14.
Per me, d'nm Henricum Wodd, Wm. Oorte, Jo. Burnell, Wm. Nowle, Jo. Enyver.
Pp. 8. Endd.
[23] Jan.
Add. MS. 6,113, f. 206 b.
B. M.
97. Embassy to Scotland.
Warrant to Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Thos. Wall, Garter king-at-arms, who is going on an embassy to Scotland, diets for 70 days from 23 Jan., at 10s. a day. Westm.,—Jan. 26 [Hen. VIII.]
Copy.
24 Jan.
R. O.
98. Sir Drue William, Vicar of St. Kevern, to Lady Lisle.
Is glad to hear of her health, and desires to be commended to lord Lisle, " upon the token that your Ladyship laughed heartily at dinner for the great wise answer which I gave unto my Lord." Thanks for the good cheer when he was last with them. Sends a kilderkin containing four Cornish congers. St. Kevern, 24 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais or elsewhere.
24 Jan.
Granvelle, Papiers d' Etat, ii. 286.
99. Charles V. to his Ambassador in France.
Remarks about the king of France having gained the duke of Gueldres to his side, which is contrary to the treaty of Madrid.
Does not believe what he writes about 10,000 English being about to descend at Gravebaghes (Gravelines?). Approves of what he has written to Granvelle about the overtures made by the English ambassador. Wishes him to continue on the same terms till the Emperor sends other instructions after hearing from his ambassador in England. * * * Madrid, 24 Jan. 1534.
Fr.
25 Jan.
R. O. St. P. v. 16.
100. Northumberland to Cromwell.
Has received his kind letter dated the Rolls, 11 Jan., about nonexecution of justice on the East and Middle Marches, and the King's desire that the Earl should have a sword borne before him from Topclyf to York. Has arranged with the king of Scots a meeting on the East Marches for 3 Feb., and on the Middle Marches for 5 Feb. On receiving the King's commission for corn, the commissioners assembled at York, and a sword was borne before the Earl, as was done of late by the earl of Rutland. Would be sorry this were done except by the King's authority. Sir Reynold Carnaby cannot repair to London at present. Desires credence for Sir Thos. Wharton. Topclyf, 25 Jan. Signed.
Add.
25 Jan.
R. O.
101. The Prior of Dunstable to Cromwell.
I received your letter on the 20th Jan., asking me to cancel the convent seal delivered out of the bailiwick of Dunstable to my brother, at the King's request, because you state that I made aforetime a promise of the said office to Adam Hyllton. I made no such promise; but when you asked me to extend his term, I said it was not needed. When the King's letters came to me for my brother's preferment I obeyed it, and the bill is not in my custody. My brother is unwilling to part with the lease, as he has no other preferment. I think you would not speak in behalf of Hyllton if you knew how he has used me; and unless he that occupies this place is my friend, it is dangerous to the house. In die Conversionis S. Pauli.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
25 Jan.
R. O.
102. Ric. Norton, the Elder, to Lord Lisle.
I beg you to be good lord to a kinsman of mine, a student at Oxford. Dr. Harpysfeld, who is willing to resign, in favor of my kinsman, his benefice in Devonshire called Asshreyny. alias Ryngisishe, informs me that your Lordship was willing, about 16 years ago. to give the presentation to such as he would appoint, whenever he should resign, for a pension or by permutation. I beg you, therefore, to make the said doctor a grant of the advowson hac vice, date 10 Henry VIII. Estysted. Hampshire, 25 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
25 Jan
R. O.
103. John Worth to Lady Lisle.
His mother desires to be commended to Lady Lisle. Has been sore sick since leaving Calais. It has been reported to his mother and his friends that he left Calais without lord Lisle's passport or lady Lisle's licence, and that he owed so much money that he could not return. These reports grieved him more than all his sickness.
Hopes to be a: Calais soon, and to see his creditors pleased. Is waiting only for certain money that is promised him. Asks her to desire lord Lisle to be as good to him as to other soldiers, for he is of their promotion. Never intends to sell or forsake what he has in Calais. Kerton. St. Paul's day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.

Footnotes

1 No other date.
2 Statute 25 Hen. VIII. c. 21.
3 Blank.
4 See Vol. VII.