Letters and Papers
October 1539, 6-10

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'Letters and Papers: October 1539, 6-10', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 2: August-December 1539 (1895), pp. 108-117. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75891 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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6 Oct.
Ib., f. 262.
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285. ANNE OF CLEVES.
Promise made by Thos. abp. of Canterbury, and other the King's commissioners (named) to treat for the marriage with Anne of Cleves, that, whereas in the marriage treaty a dote of 100,000 florins is agreed upon (on the understanding that it should not be paid, but freely acquitted), on the said lady's arrival in England, they will procure the said acquittance under the King's hand and seal. London, 6 Oct. 1539.
Latin. Copy, pp. 2. Mutilated.
Ib., f. 248.
B. M.
2. Acquittance by Henry VIII., to Wm. duke of Cleves, for 100,000 florins, the dote of the lady Anne, as arranged between the commissioners (named) of both sides.
Latin. Draft. Lat., pp. 2. Mutilated.
Ib., f. 249.
B. M.
3. Copy (fn. 1) of the conditions of the treaty for the marriage with Anne of Cleves.
Latin. Pp. 8. Mutilated. With some annotations by Cecil, Lord Burleigh.
Ib., f. 253.
B. M.
4. Draft of the same conditions. With corrections and annotations the King.
Latin. Pp. 14.
Vit. C. XI.,
f. 213.
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286. ANNE OF CLEVES.
Henry VIII.'s confirmation of the treaty for his marriage with Anne of Cleves, made by his councillors, Thos. abp. of Canterbury, Thos. lord Audeley [of] Walden, Chancellor, Chas, duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Cromwell, keeper of the Privy Seal, Wm. earl of Southampton, great admiral, and Cuthbert bp. of Durham, with the lord John a Doltzike, eques auratus, Fras. Burgartus, vice-chancellor to Frederic duke of Saxony, Wm. ab Harff, master of the Hall (aulœ prœfecto), and Henry Olysleger, councillors of William duke of Juliers, Gelders, Cleves, and Berg, count of Marchia, Zutphania, and Ravensburg, and lord in Ravenstein.
The treaty, which is here set forth textually, declares and provides:—
(1.) That a marriage has been concluded, by commissioners, between Henry VIII., king of England, &c., and lady Anne, sister of William duke of Juliers, &c., whose other sister, the lady Sibilla, John Frederic duke of Saxony, &c., has received in matrimony. (2.) That the duke of Juliers shall within two months, if he can obtain safe conduct, convey, at his own expense, the lady Anne his sister honourably to Calais. (3.) That there the King shall receive her, by his commissioners, and traduct her thence as soon as possible into his realm and there marry her publicly. (4) That if safe conduct cannot be obtained, which is very unlikely, the Duke shall send her, as soon as possible, to some sea-port and transport her thence to England with a suitable convoy of ships at his expense. (5.) That the Duke shall give with her a dote of 100,000 florins of gold, viz., 40,000 on the day of solemnisation of the marriage and the rest within a year after. (6.) That the King shall give the lady Anne, under his seal, a dower in lands worth yearly 20,000 golden florins of the Rhine, equal to 5,000 mks. sterling money of England, as long as she remains in England. And if, after the King's death, she have no children surviving and would rather return to her own country, she shall have a pension of 15,000 florins, payable half-yearly, for life, and her own dress and jewels; and it shall be at the choice of the King's heirs to pay the pension or redeem it with 150,000 florins. The sealed grant of this dower to be delivered to the Duke's commissioner on the day of the marriage and a true copy of it to be sent to the Duke ten days before her traduction. (7.) If the Duke die without lawful issue, and his duchy go therefore to the lady Sibilla, wife of John Frederic duke of Saxony, according to their marriage contract, and they in turn die without lawful issue, the succession shall go to the lady Anne. In the event of the succession going as aforesaid to the duke of Saxony a sum of 160,000 florins shall be paid within four years to the two sisters, the ladies Anne and Amelia, or their heirs; or if the succession come as aforesaid to the king of England he shall pay the 160,000 florins to the lady Amelia and her heirs. (8.) If the succession go to Saxony as aforesaid, and either of the two other sisters die without children, her share shall accrue to the surviving sister or her children. (9.) If the succession go to Saxony, then the lady Anne shall have, besides her dowry, the castles of Burdericum in Cleves with 2,000 florins a year, Casterium in Juliers with 2,000, and Benradum in Berg with 1,000, for life. (10.) That the duke of Juliers shall keep the King informed by letter of his proceedings for the transportation of the lady Anne, so that the King may thereby time his preparations for her reception. (11.) That the King and the said dukes of Saxony and Cleves shall confirm this treaty by letters patent under their hands and seals to be mutually delivered within six weeks from the date of this present, viz., by the King to the duke of Cleves and by the dukes to the King.
ii. Commission of Henry VIII. to the above-named persons to treat with commissioners of the dukes of Saxony and Juliers for the marriage. Windsor Castle, 24 Sept. 1539, 31 Hen. VIII.
iii. Commission of Wm. duke of Juliers, &c., to his commissioners above named to treat and conclude for the marriage, since it has been treated through John Frederic duke of Saxony, and has the consent of the lady Mary duchess of Cleves, Juliers, and Berg, mother of the said duke of Juliers, and of his sister the lady Anne. Dusseldorff, 4 Sept. 1539.
Signed by us, the commissioners of King Henry VIII., at London, 4 Oct. 1539.
Ratified and confirmed under the Great Seal _ (blank) day of _ (blank), 1539, 31 Hen. VIII.
Latin. Fair copy, pp. 16. Slightly mutilated.
R. O.287. CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES.
1. Dispatch of the count Palatine. 2. Despatch of the orators of Saxony and Cleves. 3. "Of the suffyencye of passage for them that shall go into Ireland by the relation of Matthew King's letters." 4. To advertise of the sayings of the Egyptians, and special letters to be written for their apprehension and punishment. 5. Of the not return of the post with the safe conduct for the orators of Cleves. 6. Letters to be written to Ireland for the justification of the bp. of Meath. 7. The dispatch into Spain for the safe conduct of the lady Anne is already done. 8. The marchioness of Exeter for her delivery. 9. The diets of young Courtenay and Pole and the countess of Sarum, and to know the King's pleasure therein. 10. The building of the lieutenant's lodging in the Tower, which will fall down; "who saith he hath spoken to the King therefor": the stone, &c., at the Crossed Friars will serve.
In Cromwell's hand, p. 1. Endd.: Certain Remembrances.
6 Oct.
R. O.
288. LORD LISLE to LADY LISLE.
Could not come home to-day on account of his business. Tomorrow he and the Palsgrave repair towards Calais, and will be at Dover two days after. Hopes that the ships will be ready as he sent word to Mr. Ryngeley. Has concluded his affairs successfully. London, 6 Oct.
The Palsgrave has received 2,000 marks for his reward, no ill journey for him. Has sent the venison and 20 oxen in Bartlett's boat to Dover. Excuses his slowness in writing. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
6 Oct.
R. O.
289. W. EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON to LADY LISLE.
As Lord Lisle is now repairing home, writes this letter to her as a remembrance. Desires to be commended to Mr. Waloppe and my lady, Mr. Porter, and Master Ruckwod. "Trusting afore Christmas to make merry among you there." London, 6 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
[6 Oct.]
R. O.
290. RICHARD CROMWELL to CROMWELL.
The King is in good health and merry. Yesternight my lord Zanse (Sands) came to Court, with fourscore horse, and brought a plat of Hams and Guynes, wherewith his Highness was well content. I never more desired anything than, since your departure, to see you, nor thought time longer in your absence. Mr. Ric. Pollard has written to me in behalf of his friend Matthew Colthurst, auditor. I enclose his letters. Windsor, Monday Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O.2. RIC. POLLARD to RIC. CROMWELL.
As the monastery of Glastonbury is now in the King's hands, I beg you to be a suitor to my lord, your uncle, that my friend Matthew Colteherste, who executes the office of all the suppressed and surrendered houses in those parts may be made auditor of the lands. I beg you to make earnest expedition that he be not anticipated. He showed my lord's friends and yours "convenient pleasure" in his late survey of surrendered houses. Glastonbury, 30 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: "To the right worshipful and his loving bedfellow Mr. Richard Crumwell." Endd.
6 Oct.
R. O.
291. WILLIAM PULTENEY.
Receipt by Wm. Pulteney from his brother, Sir Thomas Pulteney, of 3l. 6s. 8d., his annuity due at Michaelmas. 6 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed.
P. 1. Endd.
6 Oct.
R.O.
292. SIR GEORGE LAWSON to CROMWELL.
Sends the master mason to report the progress of the King's works here, with a declaration of the money Lawson has spent, and what remains in his hands. Begs to know by bearer about his own wages. Was asked by Sir John Witherington to meet him at Morpeth and examine certain persons about the treasure of gold and silver coin found within the wardenry of the Middle Marches, of which Cromwell had written to him. Sends their examination. As the coins came first to the hands of Ralph Witherington, advised Sir John to send him to your Lordship. Part of the coins were sold in Newcastle for 2½d. each. Berwick, 6 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
R. O.293. SIR GEORGE LAWSON to [CROMWELL].
"Please, it your good lordship" to remember these articles following to be moved to the King:—(1.) Touching the reparations and fortifyings of Berwick for this year coming, to know what is to be done. (2.) Please name an auditor to take my accounts for the works done at Berwick this year past. (3.) To know where the pensioners of the Borders shall be paid their wages. Tristram Teshe says his receipts will not pay the assignments committed to him at this time. (4.) As the revenues assigned to Berwick will not pay the charges, because the late lady of Salisbury had certain lands at Cottingham, Aldeburghe, Cateryk, and Chesterfeld, Yorks. and Derb., which were assigned (before her restitution thereof) by Parliament of Henry VII. to pay the wages of Berwick, and because the assignments of customs of Hull and Newcastle have been 200l. or 300l. short every year for the last 10 years, he is now this year, for the year ended Michaelmas 31 Henry VIII., in a "surplusage" (i.e. deficit) of 318l. Desires that the King will make the whole payment of the wages of Berwick "upon accounts thereof yearly to be made accordingly." (5.) Cromwell wrote to Richard Bellosses to deliver 12 fodder of lead for Berwick, but Bellosses then had, at Newcastle, no lead in his charge. Begs him to write to the receiver and auditor of Augmentations in Northumberland to deliver the lead in the King's store at Newcastle. (6.) Has, by Cromwell's favour, in farm of the Court of Augmentations the sites of the Austin Friars, York, and White Friars, Newcastle. Begs Cromwell to get him the free gift of these, together with 3 tenements belonging to the former, for ever: worth in all 34s. a year. Signed.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R. O.2. "The aview of a declaration of Sir George Lawson, knight," of moneys received and paid for the King's works at Berwick from 17 March, 30 Henry VIII. to 4 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.
Accounting for the expenditure of 2,310l. received in three portions from the abbot of St. Mary's, Mr. Williams, master of the King's jewels, and Mr. Gostwick. Payments to Sir Chr. Morys touching the King's ordnance at Berwick, Newcastle, and Pomfret. For repairs made at Eland on the King's bakehouses, brewhouses, and mills; for the conduct money of masons and other artificers, horses bought, wages, and other charges.
The account is continued and made up to 15 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., with a few further receipts and payments, leaving 65l. 19s. 11½d. in Lawson's hands on the 15th Nov.
Large paper, pp. 3.
6 Oct.
Vatican MS
294. CARD. SADOLET to CARD. FARNESE.
Has written before that the people of this province had agreed to send to the Pope to remedy their suffering, especially at the hands of the Jews. Commends the cause warmly. Card. Pole has left to go to Rome and has left a great longing for him and an incredible renown for modesty, integrity, and virtue. Carpentras, prid. nonas Octobris, 1539.
Latin, pp. 2. From a modern copy in R. O.
7 Oct.
R. O.
C.'s Letters,
395
295. CRANMER to CROMWELL.
Reminds him to move the King for some honest stipend for Sir Henry Corbett, the Dutch priest. He is almost in despair of a living. Is at cost in keeping him. Croydon, 7 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
7 Oct.
R. O.
296. BISHOP ROLAND LEE to CROMWELL.
I desire favour for Sir John Harcoett in the matter betwixt him and Peyssall, "and that that trade to that woman might be stopped." Montgomery Castle, 7 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[8 Oct. ?]
R. O.
297. ANTHONY DENNY to CROMWELL.
The King has already signified his pleasure to the bearer, late Mistress Parker, now Mistress Gylmyn, how to use herself in this journey to "our mistress that God willing shall be." (fn. 2) She has promised to make haste thither. As the King wishes her to be in her chamber, and she is poor, he desires Cromwell to set her forth as appertaineth to such an one. Wednesday night.
Hol. p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Oct.
R. O.
298. HUGH LOSSE to CROMWELL.
Mr. Pope, treasurer of the Augmentations, showed me that the King had granted to your lordship the site of the White Friars in London, but he doubted whether you had the whole lands. As your servant, being receiver of the said lands, by appointment of the chancellor of the Augmentations, I certify you that the rent of the whole is 80l. and more, and desire to know whether your lordship will have the whole receipt of the year's rent due at Mich. last. Willesden, 8 October.
Hol., p. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Oct.
R. O.
299. WILLIAM FYNCHE, T. WYNGFELD, and ANTHONY AUCHAR to CROMWELL.
We have been at Sandwich, and viewed the site of the mill and the course of the river called the Delphe, and examined divers persons. Thos. Cockes, Will. Owre, Harry Posshe, Ric. Whiteffield, Thos. Smyth, and Ric. Affourde confess the course of the river to run clear above the marshes of the Level of Lydden, and that river that seweth the Marshes runs clearly under the Delphe, so that the Level receives no injury from the Delphe except when it overflows. The watercourse is stopped with weeds by the negligence of the people themselves, not by the mill. The mayor, with John Maister and Thos. Hungerford, allege that the town is damaged by the mill taking so much salt water in. The mill is a tide mill and the owner must take in salt water unless the town and country agree and scour their watercourses. Sandwich, 8 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Oct.
Add. MS.
28,591,
f. 231.
B. M
300. IMPERIAL AMBASSADOR IN FRANCE to CHARLES V.
After writing on the 3rd inst., deferred despatching this courier, expecting news from Flanders; but none came. Conversation with the Constable, as to France joining the league against the Turks, and the necessity of retaining the Venetians in it. The Constable urged that the Emperor should pass through France, both to gratify the King and to stop the mouths of those who sought to sow jealousy between the two princes, but thought it should be kept secret beforehand. The King afterwards spoke in similar terms, and said he would write to the Emperor and would make out letters for his security, &c.; adding that he would look upon this journey as the greatest honor a king of France ever received. The Queen also said the Emperor could not do a better thing.
Hesitates to give his own opinion, seeing that if this journey takes place it will be either a great remedy to the affairs of Christendom or, on the contrary, the greatest inconvenience which could happen in our time. Thinks, however, he sees appearance of good faith in those here. The King and Constable have never spoken more clearly or more invitingly, Draws further assurance from the words of the Queen and the conduct of all, since the league against the Turk was proposed. The ambassadors who follow this Court treat no business of importance and are in great suspense. The Constable has shown the writer his news from the French ambassadors in England, Venice, Rome, and elsewhere, and those from whom they would wish to get service in case of enmity are alienated, and some harshly treated, like Count William of Fustemberg.
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 9. Heáded: "Descifrado de las letras del embaxador de Francia," 8 Oct. 1539.
Ib. f. 236
B. M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 8.
9 Oct.
R. O.
301. THE BIBLE.
Information sworn, 9 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., before the bailiff and jurats of Hastings, by Thomas Standen, Ralph Rayneham, Robert Tayllour, John Barley, Richard Ryall, Thos. Barley, and John Gabrell, all of Hastings, that at 3 p.m. the same day, in the parish church of St. Clement in Hastings, Richard Busshe, parish clerk, said, in their presence, that he trusted to see the day that the book called the Bible and as many as maintained the same should be burned.
P 1. Endd.: The accusation of the clerk of Hastings with his confession upon the same.
R. O.2. [Reply of the parish clerk of Hastings to the above.]
Explains his reasons for wishing to see the Bible burned within one year. 1. Because it is set forth with annotations in the margin. 2. Because it has a prologue contrary to the King's proclamation published in our town last November. 3. Because, having heard the Act read in church which was made at the last Parliament, he finds that commissioners appointed by my lord Chancellor are to come and enquire for all books containing anything contrary to those Six Articles. 4. Because he is able to prove that the book in our church is falsely translated in some places, being directly against the Latin of St. Jerome's translation and against another article set forth in Parliament, "which is is (sic) that a priest may have a wife by God's law." This appears, in 1 Corinthians ix. [5], by the Latin (quoted); but this book falsely doth belie St. Paul, and I trust to see it called in and burned; yea, I think those persons who follow it where it is contrary to the King's Act of Parliament in any of the Six Articles deserve to be burnt. "Mark well my saying. I speak it with my heart in my King's cause." Christ had women that followed him who provided for him and his apostles of their substance, see Luke viij.; and St. Paul said "he might have a Christian woman which he calleth a sister to go with him in his company"; but this book would have St. Paul say "that he might carry about a sister to wife, which is false." God save the King and Prince Edward.
Pp. 2.
9 Oct.
R. O.
302. JOHN HUSEE to LADY LISLE.
I have received yours of the 30th Sept. You may send the carpets when the Palsgrave is gone. Meanwhile I will try and obtain others if any be to be sold. My Lord has sent venison. Ager is gone for more, so that I trust you will have some store. My Lord has bought 20 oxen, which will be this night beside Dover. There will be no hawk had, either at Mr. Long's hand, or Mr. Tywke's. The hawk promised by Mr. Polstede is gone to Sussex. There are no quails to be had in London. Gorlay has none left. You may reward Mrs. Mywtas who is now at London with some other pleasure. My Lord has left me money for a bonnet for your Ladyship, which I have got made and will send by the end of this week. I have also a-making a little "letuse capp" for Mrs. Honor, which will be sent with it. By Starkey I send a kirtle of the newest make, and three pair hosen for Mrs. Honor. How my Lord has sped you will learn at his coming. He has with him the commission for the Friars. My lord Privy Seal is through with him for Paynswik, and my Lord has received 400l. I doubt not your jointure will be made sure this term. My Lord has been but meanly handled with Mr. Polstede, for he will in no wise suffer my lord Privy Seal to enter into any further bonds than the fine; which I trust is assurance enough. I send Warley's reckoning, which shows how every parcel was delivered. The liveries shall be sent with the first. Dover, 9 Oct.
You will receive with this a gold crampring sent by Sir Chr. Morys, who, with his wife, desires to be remembered to you.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
9 Oct.
R. O.
St. P. II. 377
303. SIR WILLIAM BRERETON to CROMWELL.
I received the King's commandment, on the 2nd Oct., to levy 250 archers and pass with them into Ireland. I am well toward in the same and shall speedily set forward. His Grace signifies that he has appointed Edward Dudley captain of 100 men out of the 250 allotted for my retinue, and by your Lordship's letter, which I this day received, by Thos. Wyndon, I find he is also to be captain of 100 of them. I have sons of my own who have done the King good service in Ireland, and other friends who have endangered their lives with me in his service, who have been captains under me before, and I should be glad to have my sons captains under me rather than strangers, with whom my folks will not so well agree. I beg credence for my son John Brereton, the bearer. Namptwiche, 9 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
9 Oct.
R. O.
304. SIR WM. BRERETON to CROMWELL.
Although your Lordship set a loving end between my cousin Dutton and me, I fear he bears no favour to some of my friends and may handle them severely if now, in my absence, he can obtain a sheriff to his mind. I beg your Lordship therefore (the rather as by the King's commandment I must endeavour myself to do his Grace service) to see that there be an indifferent sheriff appointed for the coming year. Brereton, 9 Oct. Signed.
P 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Oct.
R. O.
305. MYLES BP. OF OSSORY to the ABP. OF DUBLIN.
In answer to the Abp.'s letters of 3 Oct., explains his proceedings against the abbess of Kilkollyn (fn. 3) , who was accused by her nuns of "enormous crimes." The first complaints were at Candlemas last, and she afterwards went suddenly to England, and the writer took no action till her return. She has no cause to fear the earl or lady of Ossory. There were two priests joined with those to whom the sequestration was committed, and the archdeacon of Waterford shall be added. Will explain the case at the Abp.'s coming. Kilkenny, 9 Oct.
Advises him to send commissioners and not come personally. Begs assistance in getting the King's licence to wear his bonnet or at least an under cap.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
9 Oct.
R. O.
306. HUBERT THOMAS, Secretary of the Count Pal[atine], to LORD LISLE.
My lord has forgotten to say certain things to the ambassadors of Cleves and Saxony concerning the King's affairs, and desires you to give them this letter on their arrival. He desires to be recommended to you and your wife, "sa bonne mere." Gravelinge, 9 Oct. 1539.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
10 Oct.
Wegener,
Aarsberet-
[...]inger, IV. 153
307. HENRY VIII. to CHRISTIAN III.
By his messenger, the bearer, has received his letters, dated Copenhagen, 17 Aug., explaining why he does not send his ambassadors to England, and asking Henry to send his to Hamburg or Bremen. Would gladly satisfy him in this, but matters are to be treated here shortly which prevent his sending ambassadors. If Christian thinks fit to send ambassadors, has no doubt but they will conclude conditions of amity to their mutual benefit and the quiet of the Christian commonwealth. Ex Regia nostra de Amptoncorte, 10 Oct. 1539.
Latin. Add.
10 Oct.
R. O.
308. NUNS OF HALYWELL.
Names of the late nuns of Halywell beside London, with their pensions, assigned by Thos. Pope, treasurer of Augmentations, Dr. Legh and Dr. Peter, commissioners, at the surrender 10 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:
Sibell Newdigate, prioress, 50l.; Ellen Claver, sub-prioress, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Margery Fraunces, Alice Martyn, Alice Goldwell, Kath. Grene, Kath. Fogge, Isabell Give, Beatrix Lewes, Mary Ecod, Ellen Clave, Agnes Bolney, Alice Frelond, and Christiana Skypper, 4l. 13s. 4d. to 53s. 4d. each. Signed: Tho. Pope.
P 1.
10 Oct.
R. O.
309. W. EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON to CROMWELL.
I have sent this bearer, my servant Fiztwilliams (sic), for the 1,000l., for which he will deliver you a receipt.
No news, "saving the King yesterday vouchsaved to shew me the plat which John de Burghe and Cowchie have brought home, wherewith his Majesty is marvellously inflamed, supposing many things to be done thereon." Windsor, 10 October. Signed.
P 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Oct.
R. O.
310. WALTER CHAWNDLER to WRIOTHESLEY.
There is like to be another master of St. Cross's. (fn. 4) If W. knows anything of it, begs for his lawful favor, "as my good mistress your wife has made request by her gentle letters to you." Has a lease of the house under the common seal which he trusts with W.'s help will stand good. Tichfield, 10 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Wriothesley.
10 Oct.
R. O.
St. P. II., 379
311. EDWARD DUDLEY to CROMWELL.
By Cromwell's preferment, had a letter from the King to Sir Wm. a Brutton to be captain under the said Sir William. Made all haste to repair to him; yet Mr. Wyndame, Cromwell's servant, has brought him, since, another letter from Cromwell for the same preferment, so that Mr. Bruerton is in doubt what to do. Has made hard shift among his friends for this journey, and begs Cromwell to consider his poverty and situation. Nantwich, 10 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Oct.
R. O.
312. ISABEL GYLBERD to LADY LISLE.
Begs her assistance as she is sued for her "late debts," for which she is in danger of being outlawed before Christmas. Has matched her daughter with Master Humphrey Prideaux's son, who is cruel and continually calls for the remainder of the marriage money, 100 mks., not yet paid. Has paid him 200 mks., besides the dinner, her apparel, &c. Yet he has begun an action against her for what remains. Has applied to lady Lisle's servant, Ric. Harris, but he has refused without her ladyship's commandments. Grynway, 10 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed: Isable Gylberd.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
10 Oct.
R. O.
313. ANTHOINETTE DE SAVEUSES to LADY LISLE.
I have received two rosinboz for payment of the half dozen bonnets de femme that you have had. I am sorry not to have had news from you for a long time. I was taken with illness when on my way to visit the daughter of Madame de Riou, who is in a Carthusian monastery, and was so troubled with fever that the nuns sent for me. There, at Ghouay near Bethune, I was ill six weeks and quite expected death, but am now tolerably recovered though very weak. As soon as I could I had myself brought back in a cart. I have been back a month, but I could not write, for I have kept my bed here three weeks. I beg you to accept my little present of the representation of St. George, which I have got made to put in your cabinet, and I beg you to give orders at the door of your basecourt when the carrier of Dunkirk comes to receive his message, so that he may be quickly despatched. He tells me he has been often kept an hour waiting, and he has goods to sell. Dunkirk, 10 Oct.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.

Footnotes

1 Bound in wrong order, the proper order being ff. 249, 251, 252, 250.
2 Anne of Cleves.
3 Kilcullihaen or Kilcleneen, co. Kilkenny, near Waterford, surrendered 2 April 31 Hen. VIII. (1540). See Archdall's Mon. Hibernicum. 367. This letter, therefore, is not later than 1539, and is perhaps some years earlie.
4 John Claimond resigned the mastership of St. Cross in June 1524, and was succeeded by John Incent, afterwards dean of St. Paul's, who appears to have held it till September 1545. But this letter is clearly much earlier than the latter date.