Latimer's Rem., 370.
|684. H. Bishop of Worcester to Cromwell.|
|Forgive me that I have not delivered you this draft before, as I
ought, I have been so distracted in preparing homewards. Postridie Sanctissimorum Sutorum.|
|If you have the old seal of my office I will recompense you according to
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|685. Richard Abbot of Glastonbury to Cromwell.|
|Whereas this the King's monastery of Glastonbury has had spiritual
jurisdiction within the town and parts adjoining, and has exercised by a deputy
appointed by the abbot, now at the King's visitation I am inhibited from
exercising such jurisdiction. The monastery has been visited already, and
as many have causes depending in its courts, to whom I can give no answer,
I wish to know what is to be done in the matter. Glastonbury, 26 Oct.
|P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.|
Cranmer's Letters, 312.
|686. Cranmer to Cromwell.|
|Begs his favor for Dr. Thorindon, warden of the manors of Christchurch,
Canterbury, and for the cellarer there, who is a right honest man. I beg that
he may have some liberty for his health, for he is corpulent and sickly; for
if he should still continue within his house, where there is no walk nor
good air, his life will be shortened, and his house lose many commodities.
Forde, 26 Oct. Signed.|
|Add.: My singular friend, Master Crumwell. Endd.|
Nero, B. vi. 144.
|687. Moryson to Starkey.|
|Frier writes the news about the ambition of the doctors of Padua, &c.
Wishes to know whether his master (fn. 1) is alive and well. Barbarossa still
gives the Emperor trouble, and has devastated Minorca. Frederick, the
brother of Cardinal Contarini, is dead. Paul, the bp. of Rome, has given
Erasmus a pension of 1,000 gold pieces. Pole is well. Wages war with
hunger, dirt, cold, and wind. Will give in unless Starkey sends reinforcements. Padua, 7 cal. Nov.|
|Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Londini.|
C's. Letters, 313.
|688. Cranmer to Cromwell.|
|Begs his favor for Henry Turney, who, notwithstanding Cromwell's
previous letters, is little regarded. Dover, 27 Oct. Signed.|
|Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.|
|689. Cheese and Butter.|
|Certificate by Sir John Champneys, mayor of London, that 14 qrs.
wheat is delivered to Robt. Clarke, baker, and 5 weys of cheese, and a barrel
of butter to Jas. Ketill, 27 Oct. Signed.|
|690. Ri. Gwent, of the Arches, to Cromwell.|
|Mr. Olyver, Mr. Carne, and myself have remained here at London,
occupied as you know, and are now very desirous to see the King at this
Holy time of All Saints, if we may do so after the late proclamation against
Londoners going near where he is. London, 27 Oct.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|691. George Lord Cobham to Cromwell.|
|One Swayneland, searcher at Gravesend, came to me this 27th Oct.
and told me that on the 21st a gentleman came with two servants to him at
Gravesend, saying that he came from you, and a ship had been appointed for
him. As soon as he was on board he spake opprobrious words against the
King and the Queen. As many strangers have passed lately, thinks it were
well the passage were more strictly kept. Dr. Layton has visited the abbey
of Rochester, and, if you will send your letters to the prior, I think he will
appoint my uncle, Sir Edw. Cobham, receiver to the abbey. Cobham Hall,
27 Oct. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
Rym. xiv. 554.
|692. College of Cobham.|
|Submission to the King as head of the Church, and renunciation of
papal supremacy, by John Bayly, the master or provost, and the college of
Cobham, Kent, 27 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Five signatures.|
|R. O.||693. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.|
|Whereas you are informed that I unadvisedly visit colleges and
abbeys in my diocese to the hindrance of the King's visitation, and have
discharged me of my jurisdiction over my flock, certifying me by your own
hand that covetousness should hinder me, and that all men in England would
have offended the King before me, what answer can I make? I beg you
will give credence to my letter as you have to the letter of my adversary,
for if you withhold your protection I may be sorry I have received the
charge I have, and be weary of my life. I have never visited abbey or college
in my diocese more than I showed your mastership when I sued to you for
my jurisdiction, and I never entered an abbey in my diocese till your
visitors had left on Wednesday last, when I was in Malling at the licence of
your visitor. And my adversary, your visitor, shall be my judge herein,
though he has written to you otherwise. When I sued to you for my
jurisdiction I had only 7 nobles in the world, which I borrowed. I have
more since your favor, of which I have paid the chief part to your officers
for their writings, &c. of my restitution. I desired your leave to visit the
parish churches and deaneries of my diocese, which you gave me, and
as I was doing this at Cobham your visitor's letters came to me that I
hindered the King's visitation, and willed me to come to my church, where I
should be visited by him. I replied, I was never there before, and was not
stalled, nor had any provision to receive him. On which he licensed me to
tarry his coming to Cobham, where he examined me upon oath of my duty
towards God and my Prince, and licensed me to go to Malling to confirm
children who waited for me there; where I preached in defence of the
King's prerogative, and the abolishment of the bishop of Rome. If I be
counted a trespasser for this, what courage shall I have hereafter to do my
service? I am left without all comfort. Your visitor's complaint was
owing to this: the convent of Rochester, by letters sent to Loudon, gave
my chaplain the advowson of a benefice called St. Margaret's; but when the
visitor came he visited for the said benefice, and was resolved to have it;
and as he was told it was given away, he tried to put me out of your
favor, that I might not sue to you for it, and compelled the convent to give
him the advowson; and thus he effected his purpose. If I do not justify
this statement let me never have your favor again. Further, Mr. Gostwyke
has sent to my receiver to let me have no money of his receipt. I am
ashamed to trouble you. You count me covetous; but if you are not
favorable to me, I shall only have 200l. a year to discharge me every way.|
|Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|694. Thomas Legh to Cromwell.|
|I intend to appoint a new abbot in the monastery of Dereham. Let
me know if you please to appoint any friend of yours. Let me know your
mind concerning these religious persons, who, instantly kneeling on their
knees, desire to be delivered of such religion as they have ignorantly taken
upon themselves, and say that their living is against their conscience.
I think it would be right they should be dismissed from their bondage,
chiefly in Denye Abbey. The University of Cambridge are very joyful at
your injunctions, and say that nothing was ever better for the students,
except three or four Pharisaical Pharisees. Cambridge, 27 Oct. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd. by Wriothesley.|
|27 Oct. |
|695. Sir Will. Morgan to Cromwell.|
|I have received the King's commission for myself and the bishop of
Llandaff for the value of the spiritual possessions of the diocese. Though
the Bishop was not in these parts, I have endeavored to accomplish the
object of the commission. As the commissioners live 40 or 50 miles
asunder I could have little aid from them. I could not find Thos. Brene or
John Wellden, the auditors. I have sent you a book of the valor, to the
best of my abilities. It will rise above any previous estimation, as Master
Quarr, archdeacon of Llandaff, can inform you. 27 Oct. Signed.|
|Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd. Sealed.|
Add MS. 8,715, f. 431.
|696. Bishop of Faenza to M. Ambrogio.|
|Particulars about the illness of Francis I., who is better. The
Landgrave and the duke of Wirtemberg have sent to excuse their going to
the king of the Romans, to show that they intended nothing in contravention of the capitulation made with the French king. Gardiner (Vincesta)
delays his coming to Court, perhaps on account of the King's illness. The
Admiral, in the absence of the Grand Master, has charge of affairs, and is
always much occupied near the King, who, when he was ill, saw only him,
the queen of Navarre, Lorraine, Tournon, and two or three gentlemen; the
queen of Navarre, I believe, very seldom. Hears that the English are displeased at Frederick Count Palatine's attempt to get possession of the
kingdom of Denmark, with the favor of the Lubeckers, in whom England
put much confidence. * * * By means of the Imperial ambassador,
the brief has been sent to the Scotch king by way of Flanders.|
|Ital., pp. 3. Modern copy. Headed: Al medesimo Sig. M. Ambrogio, da
Digiun, li 27 Ottobre 1535.|
|2. Another copy, from a decipher in the Valican, is among the R. O.
|697. Sir Thomas Vaux, Lord Harrowden.|
|"The boke of the accompte of [the] household of Thomas Vaus,
knight, lord Harowdon, kept at his manor of Harowdon," from the 2 Aug.
27 Hen. VIII. to the 28 Oct. following; by Robert Downall, steward of
|Family and household, 46 persons; viz., my Lord, my Lady, Mrs. Mawde; Mrs. Nevell,
Mrs. Seimper, Mrs. Wingfield, and two laundresses; 14 gentlemen, viz., *Robert Downeall,
steward, Mr. Moete, chaplain, — Fowler, Thos. Barfford, Edm. Newenham, *Edw.
Willoughbie, *Edw. Lenton, Jo. Thynne, *Tho. Hopton, *Jo. Catisbie, *Will. Browne,
Tho. Furtho, *Jo. Particell, *Tho. Downeall; 12 yeomen, 3 horsekeepers, 5 grooms,
4 gentlemen's servants. ii. Half-yearly wages of the gentlemen marked above with an
(*), total 11l. 13s. 4d., of which the steward's being the highest are 40s.; do. of 11 yeomen,
10l. 12s. 6d.; do. of 2 horsekeepers, 26s. 8d.; quarter wages of 3 servants, 20s. iii. Account of 21 quarters of wheat bought at Wenlingborough, Ketering, Northt., at the
general rate of 16d. a strike; 10l. 16s. 5½d. iv. Receipts from the following; viz., Flor. Clark, Rich. Humfray, baillie of Bughton, of the baillie of Shanckton, Edw. Reve, b. of Burton, Will. Hackenay, b. of Wilbie, Hen. Tanner, b. of Okley and Carleton, Will. Lodge, farmer, of Staunton Barry, Hen. Bacar, b. of Lyveley, Will. Browgrove, b. of Slapton, of — Norton, of Edm. Newenhain, b. of Harowden, of Will. Dennet for hides, of Will. Kellet, tallowchandler; total, 147l. 6s. 9¼d. v. "Moneis delivered to the catoure," 7l. 12s. 6d. Paid for malt, after the rate of 5s. per quarter, 20l.; for 58 lbs.
hops, paid Ant. Brian, 9s.; to W. Kellet, tallowchandler, for 38 doz. candles, 57s.; for
3 qrs. of salt, 20s. For beef bought at Herboroughe, &c., 11 oxen 10l. 18s. 4d., and at
Wellingborough, two oxen 49s. 9d., 3 kye and one bull 3l. 0s. 4d., and one cow of
Tho. Atkins 8s. 4d., &c.; total 19l. 6s. 9d.; for 3 score weders and ewis 6l.; 15 porkets
bought at Wellingborough 21s. 4d., and 7 do. at Northampton 10s. 6d. For fish
bought at Sturbridge fair, ling, salt, fish, &c., 7l. 4s. 4d.; miscellaneous expenses, among
others a bird cage 5d., 9 mats 21d., for rushes 2s., 4 quires of paper 8d., 4 gallons of
ale, 9d. Rewards to Mr. Parre's servant that brought my lord a book 16d.; to a poor
woman that brought my lord 4 chickens 4d., to Briggs that brought my lady rushes 20d.,
to Mr. Bernard's servant that brought my lord two hearonsewis 12d.; to Mr. Warner's
servant that brought my lord a swan 12d.; to Will. Gladwyn for riding of my lord's and
my lady's gelding at Herboroughe fair 20d.; to Jo. Coton for his pains taken at Sturbridge fair 20d. Cartage for goods purchased 16s. 6d. Soap, ½ bar. of black soap 14s. 6d.
firk. of grey soap 8s., 10 cakes of white soap 20d., &c.; total, 21s. 9d. vi. Steward's
miscellaneous expenses 36s. 6d. Payments extraordinary; among others, 5s. to Jo.
Cowlins to buy ale for the nurse of my young master, 8s. 4d. for a yd. of white velvet,
9d. for 1½ yds. of white cotton, 14d. for 2 yds. of flannel. Item, for Mrs. Nurse's nightgown, 8 yds. of kettrike 4s., one yd. do. of lining for my young master 9d., &c.; total, 9l.
Signed Thomas Harowdon. vii. Memoranda of things to be allowed to the said
|R. O.||698. Sir Arthur Darcy to Cromwell.|
|In coming to my house tonight, I met Mr. Bawdwyn and Mr.
Chomley, who went into my lord Vawx's house, who, I hear, is about to
make sale of a great part of his lands. (fn. 2) I beg you therefore to remember
my bargain to which lord Vawx set his hand, that others may not expel me
from my right. But that I am wet and cold riding in the night, I would
have waited on you.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right hon. Mr. Secretary. Endd.|
|699. John Bishop of Exeter to Cromwell.|
|Today, Oct. 28, hears that several bishops have compounded with the
King for the use of their jurisdiction during his visitation. Asks that he
may do the same. The probates of testaments and the perquisites of his
consistory do not amount to 40s. yearly. The fees of institutions do not
average 11l. Has no confirmations of abbots or priors some two or three
years. Visited his diocese in February and March last, and therefore cannot
visit it again for three years. The bearer, Sir Philip Chamberis, Knt., can
explain why the books of valuation concerning the spiritual possessions have
not come sooner to Cromwell's hands. Sends 35l., the residue of his yearly
duty, to Cromwell and Master Ric. Cromwell. Mr. Richard received 5l. last
Lent by Dr. Gebons. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.|
|700. John Graynfyld to Lord Lisle.|
|I have received your letter by your servant Bryant, and sped him of
your requests. My Lord Chancellor prays you not to be so liberal in granting
these petitions. I told him it was usual with your predecessors. He said,
Never came so many; and told me to inform you that the certificate of the
spiritualty was not correct, and that displeasure would be taken if it were
known. I told him you would not certify from any partiality. He asked
me why you had not certified Stanyngfyld. I told him "hit wasse a neuter;"
and he said you ought to certify it as within the English pale, and that the
King's subject was master of the house; also that you had omitted to certify
the house of the sisters by the walls of Calais. Your lease of Sybberton is
made sure. Please remember the matter between Golfon (Golston) and me.
My lord Leonard Graye has gone into Ireland again, and many gunners
with him. The King gave him 500 marks and 100l. land to him and his
heirs, besides his previous grant of 300 marks land. Also the King gave
him a ship well trimmed, and the Queen a chain of gold from her middle,
worth 100 marks, and a purse of 20 sovereigns. The death is well stopped
in London. All manner of grain is at a great price. St. Simon and
St. Jude's Day.|
|Commends himself to his brother Sir Ric. Graynfyld and Mr. Porter.|
|Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.|
|701. Raynold Pole to Cromwell.|
|I am informed by my Lord my brother's letters of the comfortable
relation made by you of the continuance of the King's favor; which, though I
am well assured I never deserved otherwise, I cannot but account a singular
comfort, the time being such that I might have feared some alienation. Few
of my friends could have done me such a benefit as this assurance gives me;
and I beg you will do me the still greater favor to assure his Highness of
my readiness to do him service at all times; for I count whatsoever is good
in me next to God to proceed of his Grace's liberality in my education,
which I esteem a greater benefit than all the promotions the King ever gave
to any other. Padoa, 28 Oct.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.: 27 Oct. (sic).|
|[28 Oct. (fn. 3) ]|
Vit. B. xiv. 153.
|702. —to Reginald Pole. (fn. 3) |
|"Illmo Signore, sono molti gior[ni] .....................
questi giorni passat[i] ...........................................
d'intendere che si ....................
me parso per far p ...............
chiamato messer Ari .....................................
io non havessi sua cognoscenza, ne ma ..................
nostra solo per haver inteso che dicto mio fratello ................
e per intendere dallui qualchosa di novo del suo paese, si che .............
Ari con dicto mio fratello entrorono in proposito di parlare di V. S...............
fratello gli dette notizia, di che nhebbe grandissimo piacere. E per .......
di portatore non ho volsuto manchare di darvi notizia del nostro esse ...........
a V. S. chome dicto mio fratello e io per la Dio gratia facciamo bo ............
desideriamo intender di quella. E in oltre I'adviso chome il nostro ...........
a Pavia dove si ritiro per esservisi etiam ritirati Monsre di Ripa, e ..........
vero che da pocho tempo in qua, chome credo hara inteso V. S. mo ..........
Ripa del quale non sipuo stimare che danno sia stato maxime a quelli ...........
in legge, pure bisogna haver patientia e laudare Dio del tucto.|
|"Io pregho humilmente V. S. farmi intendere del suo ben essere, e io n ..........
risponderli, e sempre che haremo qualchosa di nuovo dengna desser ...............
chero di fargliene intendere, e chosi pregho V. S. si degni fare ver ............
tanto che mio fratello e mi saremo in questo mondo, ne troverete ..........
ad ogni chomando vestro. Non achade dirvi che sempre che vi pia[ccia] ...........
chome havete a mandar le lettere, perche sapete benissimo che dandole a .....
per mandarle alli loro di-Lione haveranno bon ricapto. E quando ..............
fastidio di scrivere inghilese che altrimenti potra farlo a suo modo ..........
mio fratello lintende benissimo.|
|"Io credo che in breve nostro provesto sara per ritirarsi in Franza e .............
farvi chosa grata, per l'affectione e servitu la quale lui ha V .................
di passare il mare per andarli a fare la riverenzia, preghando ....................
nel numero de sua servitori. Altro non diro salvo che ..............
e mi ci rachomandiamo el simile a … Th[omas Starkey ?] * *|
|Mutilated. Add.: [All'] Illmo Signore, [il] Sr. Renaldo Pol, a Londra.|
|703. Edward Archbishop of York to Cromwell.|
|Received your letters and those of my Lord Chancellor to send up the
books of the values of the spiritual promotions in our commission. Have
now again received your letters marvelling that we have not done so. The
books were sent up about the beginning of July by Tristram Teshe, my
registrar, one of the commissioners, who, by your command, delivered them
to one of your servants named Popeleye, to whom Teshe now writes for
|Asks Cromwell to be good to him in "thalowaunce" of his book, in which
he has "sett" himself to the uttermost. Bishop's Thorpe, 29 Oct. 1535.
|P. 1. Add.: "Mr. Secretary." Endd.|
|704. Edward Archbishop of York to Cromwell.|
|In the inhibition which you sent me under the Great Seal I have no
power to inhibit certain churches that have peculiar jurisdiction, the names
of which I enclose.|
|Have heretofore written to know the King's pleasure concerning preachers.
The King prohibited preaching on certain articles, such as purgatory, for one
year, which expired last Whitsuntide; yet some preach against purgatory,
&c., "wherwith the people grutche, whiche oodrewies all the Kinges commandement heer obeye diligentlie, as well for the settinge forthe of his title
of supreme hed as also of the abolition of the primatie of Rome." Thinks a
book should be made to settle such matters of controversy and the opinion of
"tholie auncient doctours of the Church," whose authority Melancton and
others think necessary, taken in doubtful passages.|
|Of late a friar preached for purgatory; I have discharged him from preaching in the "avoydenge" of controversy. We have very few preachers, as the
benefices are so small that no learned man will take them; it were good that
the proprietaries should find preachers, "for they have the fatt." Bishops
Thorpe, 29 Oct. 1535. Signed.|
|Pp. 2. Add.: "Mr. Secretary." Endd.|
|ii. Jurisdictions not inhibited:— Of the dean and chapter of York
cathedral, of the prebendaries of the cathedral, of the chapters and of the
prebendaries of St. John's, Beverley, St. Mary's, Southwell, and St.
Wilfred's, Ripon; also of the provost of Beverley, and the peculiars of Hoveden, Allerton, Snathe in the abbey of Selbie, St. Mary's, and St. Leonard's,
|Lat., p. 1.|
|705. The Mayor and Aldermen of York to Cromwell.|
|Thank him for the great pains he has taken in the interests of the
King's poor city of York. Desire him to show their solicitor, Mr. See, that
they shall send up again some men sufficiently authorised for the old matter
between the earl of Rutland and themselves, seeing that Parliament is now
prorogued to a longer day. On being informed what time my Lord Chancellor
and Cromwell will prefix to make a final end, will send a new obligation for
the performance of their award, under the common seal of the corporation.
York, 29 Oct.|
|P. 1. Add.: Mr. Cromwell, chief secretary unto the King's Highness and
Master of his Grace's Rolls.|
|706. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Sir
Th. Englefield, to Cromwell.|
|On 21 Oct. we received your letter dated 21 Sept., for apprehending
David Lloyd ap Owen, of Maighancloithe. (fn. 4) We send him to you by the
messenger. Beaudeley, 29 Oct. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.|
|707. Thomas Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to
|Requests him to continue good master to himself and his church.
Dr. Layton, the King's visitor, was here lately, and after his departure sent
divers injunctions to be observed by the prior and his brethren, which they
will observe as well as they can, but pray Cromwell to mitigate in points
which the bearer will show. Sends him a Kentish gelding. Canterbury,
30 Oct. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|708. Thomas Legh to Cromwell.|
|Yesterday we finished our visitation at Cambridge, where they say
you have done more for the advancement of learning than ever Chancellor
did. We trust you will see our directions put in execution, for many of the
heads, being addicted to sophistical learning, were not content with what we
have done, and they labor for some relaxation. We have found them very
conformable touching the King's business. We have redressed sophistical
learning maintained by the elders, and partiality of country in choice of
fellows. In divers colleges we found the fellows decreased, as they could
not pay the King's first-fruits. We think, as Chancellor, you should get
them remitted. As they have no superfluity it is a pity to take anything
from them. The university is in much decay in consequence. At the
nunnery of Sopham, hereby, we found things much out of order. My lady
there hath given a benefice appropriated to the house, of 30l. per annum, to a
friar, whom they say she loves well, the house not being able to dispend 100l.
per annum. The friar is noted throughout the country, and "all the sisters
of the said house, to be naught, with the prioress there." To make you
laugh we send you a letter supposed to be sent to her from the said friar in
the name of a woman, although anyone may perceive "it came from a lovier."
She and all would have gone forth if we would have suffered them, and had
"done" all cattle, corn, and household stuff to that intent. At Denny we
found half-a-dozen who, with tears in their eyes, begged to be dismissed:—amongst them a fair young woman, sister to Sir Giles Strangwige, married
to one Ryvell, a merchant "ventrer" at London, with whom she had four
children, and now desires, of conscience, to rejoin her husband. They will
not need to be put forth, but will make instance to be delivered, and so the
deed shall be imputed to themselves. They at Denny say that they live
against their conscience. Denny, 30 Oct. Signed.|
|Added by John ap Rice:—Though it were well done that all were out,
yet to avoid calumny it were well they were dismissed upon their own suit.
They will all do this if they are compelled to observe these injunctions, and
the people shall know it the better that it cometh upon their own suit that
they be not straight discharged while we are here; for then the people will
say that we came for no other cause except to expel them.|
|Pp. 2. Add. Secretary. Endd. by Wriothesley.|
|709. John Bekynsaw to Lady Lisle.|
|I write briefly this time of Mr. James, your son, because your servant
can inform you more fully, who has paid for his own commons here, waiting
on Mr. James himself, and given the pedagogue 2 cr. for the dressing of
Mr. James's chamber. For though the president commended him very
heartily to the principal and the regent, and bade them apply to him for his
expenses, they give him no credit, and he advances no money without
shameful asking. The principal, however, agrees to furnish his commons;
how, the bearer can tell. Mr. Raynolds and I dare not meddle as the child
was sent to the president. I fear I shall not be long here to do you
pleasure. Paris, 30 Aug. 1535.|
|Hol., pp. 2. Add.: at Calais.|
|710. Sir Henry Knyvett to Lord Lisle.|
|I have made suit to Mr. Secretary for my poor kinsman this bearer,
to whom your Lordship has been so kind, and Mr. Secretary has written to
you that he is content that he shall continue in his room. Windsor, 30 Oct.
|P. 1. Add. Endd.|
|711. Ivo Botegaw.|
|Notarial attestation by Anthony van Male, in the year 1535 and
6 Imp. Car. V., of the deposition of Arnoldus Richardi, John de Groote, of
Middelburg, and Cornelius Guilielmi in Corona, of Arnemude, citizens of
Middelburg, at the request of Ivo Botegauv of Penmark (?) (Plemarquensis)
in Brittany, sailor, whose ship arrived at Middelburg on 22 Sept. last,
concerning the sale of wheat with which she was laden. Certificate by the
burgomaster, &c. of Middelburg that Van Male is an admitted notary for
Holland. 30 Oct. 1535.|
|712. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.|
|I am informed of your displeasure toward my surveyor, Ric. Strete,
priest, for not executing the King's command. If any surmise is made
against him, I trust it will not be justified, for at the beginning of the
Convocation, and always since, he has done his diligence. Whereas, at the
beginning of the execution of the King's last commands, there was a little
slackness in the archdeacon of Chester, I have spoken to his officers. The
official lays it to the scribe, and he to him. Further, the archdeacon regards
himself as ordinary, and will do as he pleases; so that I am not in fault.
Now all is right. I have two reasons for writing in my surveyor's favor of
first, our old friendship; secondly, the need I have of him at this time; for
consider the charge you have laid upon me. In one fortnight of my absence
this summer 60 felonies were committed. Have I not mine own auditor to
keep for the living you got for me? Have I not to levy the King's tenths
before Easter throughout my diocese, and I can trust no man except my
surveyor? What shall I do if you are not good to him? I send you a pair
of gloves, and beg to know of your goodness by Mr. Popeley, whom I have
asked to deliver my letters to you. Beudeley, 31 Oct.|
|If he did not trust my letters, he would have come to you. Signed.|
|Pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.|
|713. Ant. Sentleger to Cromwell.|
|I have sent you seven pheasants killed with a hawk. I trust it will not
be long before you have more. Whereas Dr. Layghton has lately visited the
monastery of Ledes, of which my brother (fn. 5) is prior, and has given injunctions
not to go out of the precincts: I beg of you, considering that my brother has
hitherto always been used to take recreation with his hounds for a certain
infirmity with which he is troubled, to grant him his accustomed liberty.
Eve of All Saints.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|714. Roger Basyng to Sir John Wallop.|
|All the English ships that have brought wares hither this vintage
have been arrested, and the justice of the town will deliver neither ships nor
goods on sureties. The merchants beg your intercession and mine, for most
of the ships have lain under arrest since 29 Sept. Today I heard that one
of the King's ships is come into the river with others. I have asked the
lieutenant-general if the King's ships might come in without danger of
arrest. He says any merchandise in them will be arrested like other men's,
but he is content they shall come and lade as usual. Bordeaux, 31 Oct.
|P. 1. Add.: Sir John Wallop, knight, ambassador to the king of
England's Highness, being in the French court. Endd.|
|715. Jenne de Saveuzes (Madame de Riou) to Lady Lisle.|
|I am better than I have been, which has prevented me writing more
frequently. If health continue, I hope after Christmas to go to my daughter
De Langey, 80 leagues hence, to be at her confinement; and I wish to
know if you would like your daughter (fn. 6) to accompany me. You would do
well to send her the cloth for a gown, for that which she has of demye ostade
is too cold for this season. She ought to have a jaseran to put on a touret.
Will you send one, or shall I procure it ? Pont de Remy, 31 Oct. Signed.|
|Fr., p. 1. Add.: à Calles.|
|716. The Staple at Calais.|
|Indenture between Henry VIII. and the mayor, constables, and
fellowship of merchants of the Staple at Calais.|
|By which the King agrees to release them from the Act of Parliament
7 Hen. VIII. [cap. 10], which they have declared themselves unable longer
to observe, and licenses them for five years from St. John Baptist's Day
25 Hen. VIII. to ship wool at 40s. a sack and 2d. a fell, discharging them
of a debt of 13,033l. lent to them, and 1,388l. 5s. 21¼d. of arrears of their
account before Sir John Dauncy and baron John Hales, surveyors of the
King's lands, and all other debts before 12 April 25 Hen. VIII., in exchange
for their new place called the Staple House, in Calais, and all their lands, &c.
in Calais and its marches and the county of Guisnes; except their Staple
Hall in the market-place of Calais and their prison house, now in tenure of
John Hatfeld,—their lands over and above the Staple House being worth
60l. Flemish, or 40l. stg. a year,—also 10,000l., by one sum of 6,000l., and
half-yearly instalments of 1,000l. each 12th April and 1st October. Dated
31 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII.|
|Fair copy, pp. 27. Large paper.|
|717. St. Martin's, Dover.|
|Inventory of jewels, plate, and ornaments belonging to the church of
the priory of St. Martyn of the Newe Werke of Dover, and of other movable
goods within the priory, made 31 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. by Chr. Hales, general
attorney of the King, and Sir John Tompson, master of the Masondew of
|Plate and jewels in the choir and vestry:—A cross of silver with the crucifix, Mary and
John of silver, and parcel gilt. 3 chalices with patens, a censer, a pax with the crucifix,
Mary and John; a shyppe, a small spoon belonging to the same, 2 cruets, all of silver or
silver-gilt. An old relic partly covered with silver plate and the residue with copper and
gilt. A pix of copper and gilt containing relics. A little double cross of wood plated
with silver. A basin of latyn gylted. One pair of orgaynes.|
|Copes and vestments:—One vestment, 2 tyneacles, 2 copes of blue bawdekyn with the
crosses, orfeces, and borders of tysewe, with 3 old aulbes to the same. Two old vestments,
2 tynacles of white velvet, one cope of the same velvet embroidered with red roses, orfeces,
and crosses of red velvet without aulbes. Other vestments (7) with or without tynacles,
&c., and many tynacles, copes, and aulbes, mostly old. In one case are "2 tyneacles,
with aulbes thereto belonging, of red satin, with crosses and borders of cloth of gold;" and
in another "2 tynacles of purper silk, branched, wrought, and embroidered with kings' and
bishops' heads." Antipanes, fronts, fringes, and cloths for the altar, cushions, corporasses,
&c., plain and embroidered. One quarterne of old black Bruges satin embroidered with the
crucifix, Mary and John, and fringed with silk of divers colours. Coffers. Candlesticks.
An old shrine painted.|
|In the prior's own chamber:—Two beds, &c. and furniture. Half the Bible written in
parchment and 7 other small books.|
|In the chapel next the prior's chamber:—2 mass books, 2 images in alabaster, a desk,
and a sakering bell.|
|In the Great Chamber:—A chest without a lock, containing evidences and books.
Hangings, &c. In the White Chamber:—Bedroom furniture, with basin, ewer, &c., of
pewter. In the prior's inner parlour and in the outer parlour:—tables, chairs, &c. In the
vault where the monks do dine:—1 table, 1 form, 1 cushion, and 1 Bible written. In the
buttery next the same:—A salt of silver parcel-gilt with cover. Six silver spoons with
wreathed knoppes, gilted cloths, &c.|
|In the kitchen:—Chargers, platters, dishes, and saucers of pewter. Pots and pans of
brass. A pair of racks of iron, a lattyn ladle, and a lattyn scumar. A mortar and pestle
of brass, &c.|
|In the hands of John Whalley, gentleman:—furniture for a bedroom.|
|In the schoolmaster's chamber:—A feather bed, bolster, 1 pair of sheets, and a coverlet.
So also in Richard Elam Chamber, but with 2 pair of sheets.|
|Plate impledged:—A pix of silver and gilt, impledged to Thos. Mansell, of Dover, for 7l.|
|A coat for an image of Saint Thomas, garnished with divers brooches, rings, and other
jewels, impledged to Rob. Malyn for — (fn. 7) |
|Store of farms:—In the hands of Wm. Thorall, farmer of Ferding Lowe, sheep, cattle,
and grain; of Rob. Malyn, farmer of Guston, 200 ewes.|
|Store of cattle in the possession of the said prior:—2 small lean oxen, I ram.|
|Pp. 14. Endd.|
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 34.
|718. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.|
|Wrote last on the 28th. The Pope said that he had ordered those
deputed for the English cause to put in order everything concerning it,
for he had determined to proceed to the King's deprivation; the Nuncio
with the Emperor had written to him that the Emperor was glad to hear
that the Pope was going to do his duty, that his Majesty would not fail in
what he was bound to do, and that the French king had given him to
understand that he would do the same. His Holiness said also that he had
heard that the French king had sent to the king of England, who had sent
some one (fn. 8) back. Though it is clear that is for the usual purpose, asked
the Pope if he knew any particulars. He replied that he did not, but
would try to find out, and would tell him. Did not omit to say that this
sending of a new person (fn. 9) to England did not agree with the offer of help in
the deprivation of the king of England, of which His Holiness had spoken.
* * * Rome, 31 Oct. 1535.|
|Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.|
Vesp. F. xiii. 122.
|719. Henry [Lord] Daubeney to Cromwell.|
|Desires him to stay a matter before my Lord Chancellor, between him
and two of his tenants named Pester, concerning a copyhold which they
forfeited by presentment of the whole homage. The Chancellor has made
an order that they should enter at Michaelmas. Asks Cromwell to move
him to respite it until lord Daubeney comes to London, which will be before
Candlemas. Parat, —Oct. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.|
|720. William Freurs to Cromwell.|
|Desires the escheatorship of Oxfordshire and Berkshire this year.
Wishes to know whether the Commissioners of the Subsidy for the town
shall assess the university. Refers the matter to Cromwell. Thinks there
is much money. Desires to know whether he shall pay the half year's fee
due at Michaelmas, of the stewardship of Oxford, to my lord of Suffolk's
receiver, or else bring it to Cromwell with his fee when he comes to London
with the King's subsidy from the town of Oxford. Oxford, —Oct.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.|
|721. Robert Hogan to Mr. Southwell. (fn. 10) |
|Use means with Mr. Secretary that some friend of yours may be
sheriff, for I cannot come to London before Hallowmas, as my wife is sick.
I shall be there the week after. Mr. Robsart desired me to write to you
not to forget to sue my Lord's grace and Mr. Secretary for choosing a
sheriff. Estbradenham, Thursday before Hallowmas.|
|Hol., p. 1. Begins: Mr. Southwell. Endd.|
|R. O.||722. Thomas Burnett, Mariner.|
|His petition to "Mr. Secretary, High Councillor to the King," for
the fulfilment of a promise made to his wife, that on Cromwell's return from
the West parts he should be set at liberty. His wife, by visiting the prison,
was so infected that she died, and her child also.|
|P. 1. Endd.|
|R. O.||723. John Horwode, alias Placett, to Cromwell.|
|You cannot love your servant Dr. Leyhton too well. I have diligently
remembered everything you spoke to me when the King was at Waltham.
"I have sowzht mony wolde bokys and ragyde pawmphylions de Purgatorio"
pro et contra; also a letter sent to Pope John against pride and covetousness.
"Item de tribus erroribus," that prayers do not profit the dead, &c. This
little quire I have scribbled in haste and will mend at leisure. Also a book
of Alverius de Planctu Ecclesiæ. which some think smells of the Popish
pannier. Item, a book of physick for the Queen. Item, divers little treatises
in defence of the supremacy. Item, a papistical book and a leaf of absolution
that brought my master in great scrupulosity, almost in desperation. The
abbot of Winchcombe owes me 10l. 13s. 4d., which I give you with all my
heart, begging you to lend me 40s. to save my honesty and pay my debts, and
place me where I may have meat and drink, or I shall be compelled to beg.
Signed: "John Horwode, aliter Placett Secundum Papisticos."|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.|
|Cleop. E. iv. 49.|
|724. Abbey of Hyde.|
|1. It is released and permitted to John bishop of Bangor, abbot of Hide,
to go or ride whither he will with three or four of his brethren, keeping
them as long as he likes, and changing them for others. 2. The customary
household shall be continued so that there are at least eight brethren
every day in the frater. (fn. 11) 3. Officers who have been accustomed to ride
abroad to see to the works of the monastery or keep the courts shall have
their usual liberty with the abbot's licence, provided that they are only
occupied in this business, and act as behoves men of religion. 4. The abbot
may give the prior, subprior, and other officers leave to go abroad for
recreation three or four times in the year, taking with them four brethren at
the least, foreseeing that they resort to no light or suspect places and behave
according to their religion. 5. Whereas the monastery is charged by the
King's visitation to "find" three scholars at one of the universities in
England: the abbot during his life may appoint one scholar, an Englishman,
or born within some of the King's dominions, to study in any university
beyond the sea, so as by colour hereof the King's ordinance be not
|P. 1. Corrected draft.|
|Tit. B. i. 149.|
|That the perfection of such laws which hath been this two years
thoroughly and indifferently examined by great numbers of sage clerks of the
realm, may not only be published to the King's council and others of good
judgment, between this and next session, but also that all those laws which
shall be thought expedient for the good order of the English church may
pass by Act of Parliament, and to be used as the King's laws for ever
within this realm.|
|That 10,000l. yearly may be deducted from the revenues of the men of
the long robe, where it may be well spared, and given to such personages of
the short robe as the King shall think convenient, and thereupon to make an
Act of Parliament to endure for ever. An Act to be made for the
punishment of negligent justices of peace and sewers. That it may be
established by a law what causes the ecclesiastical persons shall have
knowledge of. That the people shall pay yearly to the King in lieu of
smoke pence, which they were wont to pay to the bishop of Rome, a certain
small thing for every head or house towards the defence of the realm, to be
employed in making fortresses. That an Act may be made that every
ecclesiastical person to whom the King shall write to certify the yearly
value of his benefice shall present the truth on pain of forfeiture. An Act
to be made for examination of the just value of persons within the limits of
the King's commissions who ought to pay the subsidy of 12d. in the pound,
wherein the King has been greatly deceived. An Act to be made that all
persons shall marry at their liberties in all degrees and cases not prohibited
by God's law, and that no dispensation shall in anywise have place to the
|Ib. 1486.||ii. "Remembrances."|
|Item. Some way to be devised betwixt this and next session by
which young men should be restrained from marriage till they be of potent
age, and tall and puissant persons stayed from marriage of old widows.
Some good way to be devised for restraint and utter extinction of the abuses
of lawyers. Some reasonable way to be devised for the King's wards and
prymer seasyne. That it may please the King that an Act may pass that
strangers shall pay no more custom for merchandise (except wool) than
Englishmen, which will be a great wealth to the realm and a singular profit
to the King. That an Act may be made against usury, which is cloked by
pretence of law. That an Act may be made that merchants shall employ
their goods continually in traffic and not in purchasing lands; and that
craftsmen shall continually use their crafts in cities and towns, and not take
farms in the country; and that no merchant shall purchase more than 40l.
lands by the year. A device to prevent the stealing of the custom of silks
by certain strangers. The Bill of sheriffs. The great calling of divers for
payment for the Great Wardrobe. The proclamation drawn for corn in all
events. The money for the bows cometh to 390l. Touching Sir David
Owen's will. Touching lands given by Henry VII. to Sir David Owen and
his heirs males. To declare what great sums of money are demanded of the
Easterlings by divers of the King's subjects, and to know their end. Robert
Fowler's and Wm. Lilgrave's letters. Penyson's licence for Gascoigne wine,
which it may please the King may be discharged before Candlemas.|
|P. 1. In the same hand as the preceding. Endd.|
|R. O.||726. John Cok, of Beeston.|
|Inquiratur touching the arrest of John Cok, clk., of Beston; arrested
by Augustine Wikes, by order of Sir John Jermy, of Sprowston, Norfolk,
one of the King's judges of the county of Norfolk, appointed 23 Oct.
27 Hen. VIII., by virtue of the King's writ of supplicavit; and notwithstanding a supersedeas procured by the said John Cok, Jermy refused to release
him till he had paid a fine of 2s.|
|R. O.||727. Valuation of Benefices.|
|Page headed, "Of the promotions folowinge we can make no certificat
for caws herafter expressed."|
|John Newman, prebendary of Warthill, has a portion of his living at
Axmister, Exeter dioc., and is resident in Hampshire.|
|Chr. Balderton, prebendary of Grendall, has part of his living at Axmister,
and is a student in Cambridge.|
|The archdeacon of Richmond is not resident within the shire, and his
official has not brought in any book.|
|Signed by Edw., archbishop of York, Wm. Wright, mayor of York, [Sir]
George Lawson, Wm. Clyfton, and Tristram Teshe.|
|[—Oct.] (fn. 12) |
Vit. B. xiv. 62.
|728. [Ghinucci to Cromwell. (fn. 12) ]|
|M ............................. y .......................................... and ............................. both .................... lesse ............................ my coming .............. and you wrote unto ................ of Mr. Richard Ricardyne ............... perceived and learned. It shall .................... know like as I wrote also at .................. to his Majesty, that in a cer .............. between me and the said Maist[er] ......................
I chanced to express the m ............. I had that the King's Maie[sty]
................ enjoy the whole quiet, and so ............ of his mind and
desire, and ......... the said Mr. Richard, as I s .............. to his
Majesty that if I ........... might by mine industry and ................ renew
and redub the old frend [ship] ...... benevolence between his high[ness]
our most holy father, my ........... and infirmities, that I .............
I would gladly * * * his Majesty ............. assured
friendship............. and that his ........... know that if I ...............
my labour and ......... cause as my duty ............ d
many things might have been done by force of authority I have with his
Holiness, which were not done I answer that I neither can ne will deny
that his Holiness in the preferment of my person to the dignity of a
Cardinal, and in the manner and form therein used, hath not showed more
than his accustomed affection and goodness towards me; and yet of this it
cannot be inferred that mine authority should be so great with his Holiness
as he will in his affairs resolve at my pleasure, specially in those affairs
which of their own nature were to be treated and should be treated [of] in
the whole consistory of Cardinals, [the] number whereof is not small.
Your [Magnificence] knoweth that when there be c ............ * * * *
them not ........... that perfect credence .......... that treat of the
affairs of ....... to whom they be known ad .......... inclinable.
Now, if his M[ajesty and] your Magnificence shall duly [weigh and] consider these things, I doubt [not but that] the same shall so agree with m[e that
you] shall not persuade to yourself that I [can or] may dispose of a Prince
at [my will], and ye may know that if h[is Majesty's] affairs have not had
such [success as] was desired, the same cannot [be laid] to me. I do omit
that perc[ase I have] therein travailed above my .............. nevertheless,
I shall remit [myself to the] testimony of other, lest [that] .......... sentence
might be objected [against me], "Thou sayest testimony [of thyself, therefore] thy testimony [is not true]." * * * [In] your letters ye declare
.........lest under the ......... should do or .......... ng
towards his .............. displeasaunt ............... was unto me new
.......... considering, I suppose .............. [k]nowen to
his Majesty and to all his ministers that I have ever accustomed to proceed
sincerely, plainly, and with all faith and integrity, which if any man should
not have so esteemed it, yet I thought the same should never have been
brought in to doubt. Howsoever my proceeding hath been, I think there
neither remaineth scruple of my faith in his Majesty's stomach, nor in any
man's else with whom I have treated. And I take for certain that your
Magnificence would not doubt of me in that point, if at any time ye had had
conversation or knowledge of me. I trust my doings hitherto, and those
which, if I may have place, I shall ever continually do in all things that I
may to the commodity and honor [of his] Majesty, shall within short
while ................. ble from you.|
|And if * * * * * *
but I bring ............. specially whom mine I ........................... and diligence which I .............. in the King's affairs
mad[e] ........... enemies, whose persecution ............ have also
suffered and do ............ suffer. If your Magnific[ence] ...........
chance at any time to he[ar any] men speak anything of [me, I] doubt not
but they will clere[ly put] away all your suspicion co[nceived of] tergiversation, collusion, or fraud ........... of me. I doubt not but [both his]
Majesty and you know [how the] imperials have lately la[boured that] upon
the decree made by [his Holiness] of the letters executorials [in his Majesty's
cause] of matrimony the same l[etters forthwith] should be expedited.
W ............ certain craft privily th ........................... s thereof under ..................... [hol]y father, whereby .................... we that I have ................. prince as the ....................... h presuppose, if
[I had had any auc] toritie these letters should [never have been ex]pedited
without my know[ledge. Nevertheless] I would little have esteemed the
doing thereof without my knowledge, but for that I lost thereby an occasion
to have declared how much I desire to serve his Majesty. Finally I thank
your Magnificence for the desire ye have to do me pleasure, not being this
the first time that thereby ye have bound me to you. For my nephew (fn. 13)
which I sent thither the last year declared a most evident testimony unto
me of the same. Wherefore again I render thanks unto you, and offer again
my good will and industry, whatsoever it be to your benefit and satisfaction.
Desiring your Magnificence, to whom I commend me, to vouchsafe in my
name to kiss the King's Majesty's hands. Bene valeat.|
|Evidently a translation in Wriothesley's hand. Mutilated.|
|729. Grants in October 1535.|
|1. Mons. de Dinteville, bailly of Troyes,
ambassador of the French King. Licence
to depart the realm, with his servants,
5 horses, and baggage. Wynchester, 27 Sept.
27 Hen. VIII.—T., Westm., 1 Oct.—S.B.|
|2. Ric. Bartlat, M.D., physician to the
Queen. To be bailiff of the lordship of
Rydmarley, Worc., and keeper of the park
there, vice And. Grenehill, deceased; with
wages and fees usual. Del. Westm., 1 Oct.—S.B.|
|John Growte, a native of Normandy and
born subject of the French king. Westm.,
|Ric. Jordayn, a native as above. Westm.,
|Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.|
|4. James Algar, alias Auger, Agare,
Augars, Awgar, &c., of London, grocer,
alias merchant adventurer. Protection,
going in the retinue of Arthur Plantagenet
viscount Lysle, deputy-general of Calais.
Del. Westm., 1 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B.|
|5. The monastery of Wharwell, Hants.
Assent to the election of Morphita Kingesmel, the prioress, as abbess, on resignation
of the last abbess. Southampton, 2 Oct.
27 Hen. VIII.—S.B.|
|6. The bishopric of Hereford. Restitution of the temporalities on the election of
Master Edw. Fox, the King's almoner, as
bishop. Woolfall, 7 Sep. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 4 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 39.—Rym. xiv. 552.|
|ii. Certificate of consecration by Thomas
abp. of Canterbury. 20 Sep. 1535.|
|7. The bishopric of Worcester. Restitution of the temporalities on the election of
Hugh Latymer, S.T.P. as bishop. vice
Jerome de Ghinuciis, deprived. Wolfall,
7 Sep. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 39.—Rym. xiv. 553.|
|ii. Certificate of consecration by Thomas
abp. of Canterbury. 23 Sep. 1535.|
|8. The bishopric of Rochester. Restitution of the temporalities on the election of
Master John Hilsey, S.T.P. as bishop, vice
John Fissher, deceased. Wolfall, 7 Sep.
27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 39.—Rym. xiv. 553.|
|ii. Certificate of consecration by Thomas
abp. of Canterbury. 23 Sep. 1535.|
|9. Peter Symond, a native of Halen and
born subject of the Emperor. Denization.
Westm., 4 Oct.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII., p. 1,
|10. Cosmas Palavicinus, gentleman,
Italian. Licence to depart out of the realm
and town and Marches of Calais to his
own country, with his servants, two horses,
and baggage. Southampton, 4 Oct. 27
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—S.B.|
|11. Will. Wygmor, one of the grooms of
the Chamber. To be receiver-general of
the lordship of Bergavenny and Ewyace
Harold and Ewyas Lacy, S. Wales. Endd.:
Salisbury, 10 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 14 Oct.—S.B. Pat p. 2, m. 7.|
|12. John Husse. To be searcher of
the manors of Mark and Oye, marches of
Calais, lately held by Walter Ap Howell,
deceased; with fees of 8d. a day. Endd.:
Salisbury, 10 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 14 Oct.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.|
|13. John Wynter, of Bristol, merchant.
Licence to import 200 tuns of Gascon wine.
Endd.: Salisbury, 10 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—S.B.|
|14. Thos. Uvedale. To be constable of
Winchester castle, and to have the custody
thereof, with all rents and profits thereto
belonging; with same fees as enjoyed by
Sir David Owen, late constable, out of the
issues of co. Hants. Endd.: Salisbury,
10 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.|
|15. Sir Francis Brian or Bryane. Reversion of the office of Chief Butler of England,
with an annuity of 50 marks, and another
annuity of 100 marks, now held by John
lord Huse, by virtue of pat. 1 June 13
Hen. VIII. Winchester, 14 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
|Two other P.Ss. for the above. Same
|Inrolled also on pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 1,
|16. Master John Chambre, M.D., the
King's Physician, and Walter Walshe.
Next presentation to any canonry and
prebend and portion in the collegiate church
of Bromeyarde, Heref. Wollfall, 7 Sept.
27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 3, and p. 2, m. 9.|
|Another P.S. for the same. Same date.|
|17. Thos. Crane, chaplain. Licence to
acquire lands in co. Somerset of the annual
value of 40s., for the term of 60 years, notwithstanding the Act. Wollfall, 7 Sept.
27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S.|
|18. Thos. Belhows. Presentation to the
parish church of Westchanfeld, Essex, Londou dioc., vice John Drewe, clk., resigned;
at the King's disposal by the minority of
Hen. Nevell lord Bergavenny, son and heir
of Sir Geo. Nevell lord Burgavenny. Wollfall, 7 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.|
|19. Rob. Parke, of London, cloth worker.
Protection, going in the retinue of Sir Arthur
Plantagenet, K.G., viscount Lysle, deputy of
Calais. Southampton, 5 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 20 Oct.—P.S.|
|20. Bristol. Assent to the election of
John Hutton, as mayor, and John Ware
and Roger Coke, as constables of the staple
of wools, fleeces, and lead at Bristol. Westm.,
20 Oct.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m 43.|
|21. Monastery of Wharwell, Winchester
dioc. Restitution of temporalities on the
election of dame Morphita Kyngesmyll, the
prioress, as abbess, vice Anne Colt, resigned.
Westm., 20 Oct. —Pat. 27 Hen. VIII.,
p. 1, m. 44.|
|22. Sir Thos. Vaus lord Harowden.
Licence to alienate the manor of Newyngton
Luces, Kent, and 500 a. of land, 100 a. of
meadow, 200 a. of pasture, 40 a. of wood,
and 6l. rent in Newyngton and Marden,
Kent, to Sir John Russell, Sir Thos. Tresham,
Will. Brereton, Ric. Humfrey, and Will.
Jefson, to the use of Sir Roger Cholmeley,
serjeant-at-law. Westm., 21 Oct. —Pat.
27 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 46.|
|Arnold Vergowse, of Southwerke, Surrey,
goldbeater, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Westm., 25 Oct.|
|John Coke, a native of the bishopric of
Utrecht ("sub Episcopo Tranectensi,"
for Trajectensi ?). Westm., 25 Oct.—Pat.
27 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 16.|
|24. Hewlardus Huberdson, a native of
Destlaken, in the duke of Cleves' domi
nions. Denization. Westm., 27 Oct.—Pat.
27 Hen. VIII, p. 1, m. 16.|
|Ric. Brere, a native of Normandy.
Westm., 28 Oct.|
|Geoffrey Michell, a native as above.
Westm., 28 Oct.|
|John Robard, as above. Westm., 28 Oct.
Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.|
E. vi. 259.
Mem. I. ii. 230.
|730. [William Barlow to James V.] (fn. 14) |
|Has certain special matters to declare to him secretly from the King
his uncle, who both as a natural cousin and a loving father, tenders James'
prosperity like his own. God has revealed to Henry by study and consultation with famous clerks "the thral captivity under the usurped power of
the bishop of Rome and his ungodly laws, by which he and many of his
progenitors have been abused; and he wishes to persuade James. What
can be more intolerable to a Christian prince than to be a King only in name,
defeated of his righteous jurisdiction in his own realm ? What can be worse
for true subjects than to be slaves to a foreign potentate ? What realm is
there but the bishop of Rome has so planted his kingdom therein that he
and his crafty creatures were obeyed by princes, to whom they ought to
have been subjects? If they were thwarted "they bounced out their
thunderbolts and cursing fulminations." Many excellent princes like John
and Henry II. of England were cruelly vexed. Refers also to the emperor
Lewis [V.] and pope John XXII., the emperor Henry III. and pope Hildebrand, king Childeric of France, Pepin, &c. The bishop of Rome has now
even put himself in God's place. He sits in the Temple by damnable dispensations, lying miracles, &c. Wishes James to consider these things and
Henry's desire to allure him to the "favorable embracement of God's word."|
|Draft, pp. 4.|
|R. O.||2. Copy of the preceding in Barlow's own hand; prefixed to which is an
imperfect copy of Wolsey's letter to queen Margaret (see Vol. IV. 4131).
From a misconception of the tenor of this letter, of which the conclusion
alone remains, the document has been endorsed in a later hand, "Persuasions to queen Katherine to yield to a divorce."|
|R. O.||3. Exhortation [by bishop Barlow] to James V. to vindicate his kingly
authority, and reform the clergy of his own motion without consulting them,
urging that his treasure would be inestimably augmented if all the emoluments of the Church were restored to the Crown, to which they rightly
belonged. Advises him to suppress "papistical prelates" as Jehu did the
priests of Baal, "albeit with no such mortal extremity," taking example of
his uncle the king of England, who though at first resisted by some, has now
peaceably established his supremacy, so that, a few hypocrites perchance
excepted, all freely assent to the extirpation of the Pope's banished power.|
|Begins: "Most mighty, puissant prince, so excellent of wit."|
|Ends: "Whereof a further declaration with more evident notition of many
mo matters concerning this necessary purpose than I can recite, at the most
desirous meetings of both your graces shall be disclosed to your Highness."|
|R. O.||4. Another copy of § 3 in Barlow's hand.|
|Imperfect at the beginning, pp. 9.|