Letters and Papers
November 1539, 6-10

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'Letters and Papers: November 1539, 6-10', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 2: August-December 1539 (1895), pp. 170-176. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75897 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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November 1539

6 Nov.
R. O.
470. JOHN HUSEE to LADY LISLE.
I send by the bearer, master of Horwodd's boat, "a greyhound which Mr. Maners doth send my Lord, whose name is Menykyn," with a letter from Mr. Maners to my Lord. I also send a young hound called Hurlle, and a new "lyame" and collar, and also for the greyhound "because he sherythe, a chayne and a lyame." I have given the master 8d. for their meat. By the next I trust to send a brace of greyhounds. London, 6 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
6 Nov.
R. O.
471. HENRY GEE, Mayor of Chester, to CROMWELL.
This Thursday, 6 Nov., I had before me Sir John Dougan, newly come from Ireland without any passport but bearing letters to divers persons. The letters I enclose, according to the King's command, and keep the said Sir John in ward. Chester, 6 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
6 Nov.
R. O.
St. P. III.
163.
472. LORD LEONARD GREY to CROMWELL.
After closing his other letters yesternight, came to Dublin the remainder of the army, with Mr. Pagget and the treasure; also his servant, Matthew Norres, with a goodly gelding from Cromwell, for which he thanks him. As a carpenter cannot work without tools, so he cannot serve without due furniture, and he therefore begs credence for the bearer, good Mr. Pagget. Could not tarry to tell him all the state of the land. Reminds him of his old suit to speak with Cromwell. The King's manor of St. Mary's beside Dublin, 6 Nov. 31 Henry VIII. Signed.
Add.
7 Nov.473. BISHOPRIC OF HEREFORD.
See GRANTS in NOVEMBER, Nos. 16, 22, 43.
7 Nov.474. BISHOPRIC OF LONDON.
See GRANTS in NOVEMBER, Nos. 17, 23, 44.
7 Nov.
R. O.
475. SIR RICHARD RYCHE, and Others, to HENRY VIII.
Have, on Tuesday after All Saints, taken the surrender of the monastery of Bury and made an inventory. Have not as yet assigned the late abbot any pension, but suggest that, as he has been very conformable and is aged and the yearly revenues of the house will be 4,000 marks, he should have 500 marks a year and a house. Have taken into their own custody, for the King, the plate and best ornaments of the house and sold the rest; they were not of such value as might have been expected. The lead and bells (if the house be defaced) will be worth 4,500 marks. Beg to know whether to deface the church or other edifices of the house, and will meanwhile survey the lands. Have set one awork to make a true "platt" of the house, which they will bring with them. Late monastery of Bury, 7 Nov. Signed by Sir Richard Ryche, Sir Antony Wyngfeld, Ric. Southwell, William Petre, John ap Rice, and Thomas Myldemaye.
Pp. 2.. Add. Endd.: Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Wyngfeld, and others from Bury.
7 Nov.
R. O.
476. SIR RICHARD RYCHE, and Others, to CROMWELL.
Send the sum of their proceedings at the late monastery of Burie, for Cromwell to seal, if he think fit, and deliver to the King. Beg a speedy answer. The late monastery of Burie, 7 November. Signed by Sir Richard Ryche, Sir Antony Wyngfeld, Ric. Southwell, William Petre, John ap Rice, and Thomas Myldemaye.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[7 Nov. ?]
R. O.
477. JOHN BP. OF LINCOLN to DR. BELLEWYS.
Tell my Lord that the priest he wrote of, Sir Coquent, went into Salisbury diocese on Monday was sevennight, as Sir Edward Don did ascertain me on Wednesday. He will be back within fourteen days and I shall speak with him.
Remember the matter of Baylive College. If Cootes (fn. 1) should obtain it I reckon the College undone. The man is so wilful and factious that there would soon be few in that house but of his "countreythe," and some of those now there should have little quiet. The debts of the old master there are great and many conjecture that he should soon be discharged thereof if this Cotes should succeed him. I have shewed part of this to my Lord your master. Wooborn, this present Friday. Signed.
P.S. — Cootes is now at London and, unless it be by your goodness, he might obtain part of his purpose; and so glory anempst me, "he hath such a stomach."
P. 1. Add.: with my lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Dr. Cliffe, as well as bp. of Lincoln.
7 Nov.
Royal MS.
18 B. VI., 68.
B. M.
478. [JAMES V. to PAUL III.]
Recommends Thomas Erskyng to hold the Premonstratene house of Drysbourg in commendam, as formerly held by David, late bp. of Lismore, and James Ogilby, rector of Kynkel, reserving the right of re-entry to the chancellorship of Glasgow and vicarage of Falkirk, and the pensions he now holds; and granting a pension of 200 marks from the monastery to John Fourner, the Queen's almoner. Desires credence for Ghinucci. Falkland, 7 Nov. 1539.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
7 Nov.
Royal MS.
18 B. VI., 68b.
B. M.
479. JAMES V. to GHINUCCI.
To the same effect as the letter of the same date to the Pope. Falkland, 7 Nov. 1539.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
8 Nov.
Towneley
MSS.
(See Hist.
MSS. Report
IV. App. 413).
480. CROMWELL to WOTTON.
The King and Council are surprised that since the departure of the orators of Cleves and Saxe they have received no letters either from Wotton, the duke of Cleves, or any of the said orators, especially considering the great charge given to him to write at least how they took the conclusion of the marriage there. The nearness of the time of ratification, and other things of importance, daily occurring have made the King marvel more at his long silence. The King desires him to present, to the Duke, his servant, the bearer, (fn. 2) who will return with all diligence with his answer. London, 8 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Two copies, one addressed, which is endd. by Wotton: Recepi 19 Novembr.
8 Nov.
R. O.
481. [LADY DELAWARE] to CROMWELL.
Perceives by his letter that the King has forgiven my lord her husband his offences and will not take advantage of the recognisance in which he was bound with other lords and gentlemen. The King wishes to have Halfnakyd. He shall have her good mind therein. Next to the King and Prince, are most bound to Cromwell, and will recompense some part of his goodness as soon as they can. Asks him to see that the land they shall have in exchange for Halfnakyd may be good, and that they may have reasonable leisure to depart, considering that all their corn and cattle is here and at Boxgrave. Halfnakyd, 8 Nov. Signed: El. (? for Elizabeth).
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
8 Nov.
R. O.
482. WILLIAM GRENE to DOCTOR BELLYSEZ.
I beg you to continue my good master and to remember that it was my lord's pleasure you should put me in your book for preferment to the abbey of Alnewyk or Blauncheland, Nthld., in case they were appointed by the commission to be dissolved. Your servant, Mr. Vavyser, promised to put you in mind thereof from time to time. If you will help to obtain the King's commission for either of them, the bearer will give you 20l. to give to my good lord, beseeching him to consider the great charges I am put to in my office, "I having no place to resort to but lie in towns." If any commission come into Cumberland, Westmoreland, or Northumberland, let me be one, as I am receiver there. It was no small incumbrance to me that Mr. Blytheman was receiver in the commission, and I was charged afterwards with levying the debts of such houses as were dissolved within my room. 8 November.
Hol., P. 1. Add. Endd.
8 Nov.
Royal MS.
18 B. VI. 69.
B. M.
483. [JAMES V. to PAUL III.]
Repeats what he has already written that the right which the cardinal of Trani asserts to the rectory of Glasgow is contrary to Scotch law and requests the Pope to induce him to relinquish it. St. Andrews, 8 Nov. 1539.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
8 Nov.
Royal MS.
18 B. VI. 69b.
B. M.
484. JAMES V. to the CARD. of TRANI.
Has received his letter explaining that he cannot accede to the King's request concerning the rectory of Glasgow. He does not seem to notice James' assertion that Duncan is banished for life on account of the troubles he caused both in the time of the late King, and during James' minority. Will not allow him to abuse the laws. Requests the Cardinal to resign his claim to Henry Synclar. Desires credence for the bearer. St. Andrews, 8 Nov. 1539.
Lat., p. 1. Copy. Add.
8 Nov.
Royal MS.
18 B. VI. 70.
B. M.
485. JAMES V. to GHINUCCI.
Desires to know the result of his communication with the card of Trani about the rectory of Glasgow. St. Andrews, 8 Nov. 1539.
Lat., p. 1. Copy. Add.
8 Nov.
R. O.
486. EDMUND HARVEL to CROMWELL.
Wrote on 31st ult. by the ordinary posts. Above five days ago, Petro Strozi left for France, whence he intends to send on Harvel's letters of commendation. He is all inclined to the French faction and abhors the Imperial. The Signory has lately unarmed 24 galleys; the rest, he thinks, will winter abroad, though Barbarossa returns toward Constantinople and had already passed Xanthe on the 27th. It is reported that the Venetian ambassador will remain in Constantinople which gives hope of agreement. Here is saying that between the Emperor and the French King should be renewed much sweetness of friendship, and that divers personages and presents should go to and fro between them.
Understands more and more that the Bp. of Rome is practising with the Emperor for the Duchy of Florence. "Raynold Pole is at Verona, where he lieth with great taciturnity, for no man speaketh of him no more than he were out of the world." Venice, 8 Nov. 1539.
Hol., P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Nov.
R. O.
487. JOHN HUSEE to LORD LISLE.
Received your letter of the 5th, by Larck, and one for my lord Privy Seal. He said you laid to his charge things that he never promised, and the place of lord chamberlain to the Queen is determined already. He said that the King did not give you the fee simple of the Friars, but after much reasoning he agreed to do his best to obtain it for you when the commission is certified. He says plainly you shall not have the annuity, for the King would part with no such thing. "Notwithstanding, I reasoned with him of the daily morrow mass, yet all this would not to the contrary persuade him." I have not yet asked him for the 60l. 10s. For your coming over he will ask the King, but he said the King's pleasure was once that you should receive the Queen at her entry into the Pale and leave her at the waterside. What his pleasure is now Cromwell does not know. "Whatsoever the matter is, his lordship is not pleased; for I had much more communication with him, nothing pleasant, which is not to be written." Though he gave little ear to what I said in your defence, he said at last that he loved you no less than his son Gregory. Can get no new pattern for my lady's frontlet, so that Mrs. Anne [Basset] is at a stay; "yet I trust within these two or three days we shall see some that shall like her." I send by Mr. Speccott your coat, cap, and under cap, and 12 yards of fringe for your footcloth. I will send the account when my lady's saddle, &c., is finished. Cannot yet get your acquittance for the coining irons and must now go to the Tower when all the officers be together. Mr. Speccott likes not the sword blade I wrote of, and there is none here that can make the hilts to my mind. Mr. Polstede has not yet engrossed the fines. "All our folks at Calais (fn. 3) are remised to the bp. of Canterbury. What shall become of them God knoweth." Begs he will speak with my lord Admiral, at his coming to Calais, about Husee's check; and will be glad to be allowed such money as he has defrayed in Lisle's behalf. Has endangered himself and his friends by it. I send by Speccott a token from Mrs. Elizabeth [Plantagenet] your daughter. London, 9 Nov.
P.S.—Mr. Wyndsor has not yet passed his account with the auditor. I have delivered him Gayes letter. Mr. Kyrton begs you will take his son into your service, and "that he may be kept short, for he saith that he is very willd. My lord Privy Seal hath despatched Mr. Comptroller's servant and promised to answer your lordship's letters, and so hath done divers times, as this bearer can tell. God knoweth what is meant by it. Mr. Wrythesley's man told me that Mr. Comptroller's servant hath a letter from my lord Privy Seal to your lordship."
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add.
9 Nov.
Cleop. E. IV.
50.*
B.M.
488. NICHOLAS SHAXTON, late Bp. of Salisbury, to CROMWELL.
"Nicolas Shaxton wisheth to the Lord Crumwell, the lord Privy Seal, that he may prosperously proceed in all things and please God and his prince." If we offend our prince our refuge is in God. Desires Cromwell's intercession. His suit is in two words—to be at liberty and that the King will give him a pension. Chewe, 9 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
9 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 14.
Rymer, XIV.
663.
489. CARTHUSIAN PRIORY, HULL.
Surrender (by Ralph Malevery, prior, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in Hull and cos. York and Linc., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 9 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Thos. Leygh, one of the clerks of Chancery.
9 Nov.
R. O.
490. WM. ABBOT OF YORK to CROMWELL.
Begs for the continuance of the house, with alteration, to serve the King. If they must avoid, asks for a good pension and an honest house to dwell in in this his age and weakness of body. Would wish to have the manor of Overton as parcel of his pension. York, 9 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Nov.
R. O.
491. JOHN LORD ZOUCHE to CROMWELL.
Asks Cromwell to take his son Edward Zouche into his service. Harryngworth, 10 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Nov.
Calig. E. IV.
16.
B. M.
492. WILLIAM SWERDER to CRANMER.
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"... Emperour ys lokyd for here yn ... for a certaynete at the ende of this ... he yn post, and so yn to Flaunders, f ... dyvers matters yn thos partyes troble ... Gaunt the Lady Regent hathe putt to ... of the heddes of the towne, and holdythe ... theye saye assiegyd. The kynge of Fr[ance intendeth] to gyve hym, or ells, as som saye to his [son in marriage his] dowghter; what shalbe at the meatyng we ... understonde. The Greate Master ys d[eparted] the viij. daye of Novembre wyth iij hon[dred men] to mete hym, the Dolphyn and the D[uke of Orleans] shall after him in post; poste horses are layde ... to Burdeaulx, a greate nombre. The Kyng, [either today] or tomorrow, comythe hither to this cy [te upon a] lyttre borne of his Swytzers, for he hathe [been sore] sycke, so that no man wolde warrant hym lyfe ... cutt and bladders takyn owt of hym, that y[e should mar]vell to here. From hens will he a daye ... to Fontenablewe, and there somewhat recover hym[self], and so furthe after to Blays and Amboyse where [the] fyrst metyng shalbe. Commandement ys gyvyn ... and this Kynge to de ... ent whiche ys to agre apon ... Turke and to lett hym have fre ... se, so that he meddle not wyth the ... ns theyr galeys whiche they have a forescore [or] a hondred owt, well mannyd and furnyshyd of all [th]inges, they intende to wyth drawe and call home. For this cause ar apoyntyd embassadours to them, (fn. 4) for [t]he Emperour Marchese del Guasto, for the Frenche [K]ynge Capitayn Hannibault, whiche went hens [of] late as Capitayn generall to Turyn, Monte[ja]n his predecessour beyng departyd out of this lyfe. [Th]e duke of Luxembourge whe here reportyd to [be] nowe of late of Luthers part.
Laigens(?), (fn. 5) the Cardynall of Parys brother, shall retorne to Turyn as governour of the towne, and the fornamyd Capteyn Hannibault, as Capteyn-Generall. Oother newys ells I have not for this present, butt hereafter as they shall chance I shall not fayle," &c. Paris, 10 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
10 Nov.
R. O.
493. DR. HENRY OLISLEGER, Vice - Chancellor of Cleves, to LORD LISLE.
As soon as I arrived here, I presented to lady Anne, the future Queen, the gift which my lady your wife delivered to me. She was much pleased with it and still more with your affection. I found the hackney I got from you for this journey very good. I have ordered the hackbuts to be made, and hope that you will have them before the said lady's arrival at Calais, which will be about the 7 or 8 Dec. Duysseldorp, 10 Nov. 1539. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Mons. Artus Lyffle, Depute a Calais, audit Calais.
R. O.494. CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES.
The coming of the lady Edgcombe. The letter of the lady Laware for Halfnaked. The depeche of Mr. Wiatt. The coming to me of the ambassadors. The commission to Mr. Wotton. The bill for the bibles. The pricking of the sheriffs. For the Egiptyons, and what shall be done with them. To remember Sir Nic. Poynttz. To speak with the duke of Suffolk for the justice of the Forests. The sending of such officers as shall furnish the houses and farres (ferries) at Calais and Dover for the receiving of the lady Anne, with all apparel for the same. To know whether the King will have the birds of Canaria. To know the King's pleasure for the appointment of the lords, ladies, and gentlemen that shall attend upon his Highness, and otherwise to be appointed for the meeting of the lady Anne of Cleves. Minutes of letters to be made in readiness for the sending for them that shall be appointed to give their attendance at the meeting of the lady Anne. "A device to be made with how many persons every personage shall have in his company at the said meeting, according to their degrees." To remember the oath of the bishops of Hardeforde. The letters and news from Venice. For the 1,000l. for Wyat. For indentures between the King and him for his manor in Norfolk. The appointment of the ships that shall go for the lady Anne. To send a commission for the Egipcyons in the West. The apprehension of them that robbed the lady Carew. The apprehension of them that robbed at Brykhill. To send to pay the rent to the warden of Alsowyllyn Colledge. To depeche Sir Wm. Malerye into the North and to make him my deputy steward of Fountains. To write for the receiving of my fees for all the abbeys now to be suppressed. Of Charles Carew. His servants Rydeleye and Tyler. One of the lady Karow's servants. Monse. Two more, Coventre and Croherst, two labouring men. The letter from the French king. Of the taking two of the thieves that robbed in Brykhill Lane. Of having all the money, plate, and rings of the lady Carew's, 8l. only spent. Of the communication between me and the French ambassador. Touching Giles Heron, and what shall be done with him, for as much as there is but one witness. Of the abbot of Colchester to be sent down in the latter end of this term. A book of the device for captains, gunners, porters, and soldiers for the King's new fortresses. Whether the King will have the birds of Canaria. For the expedition of the licence for the Greek for leather. Of the assurance of Wyatt's lands. To remember the lady marchioness of Exeter. To remember the two children (fn. 6) in the Tower. For money to be sent to Calais for the defraying the lady Anne's train. For money for the defraying of her charges with her train after her arrival in England till she come to Greenwich. For money for the lords and gentlemen that shall go with the lord Admiral. For the coinage of certain money for Ireland called "Harpes." What pleasures or rewards the King will give to them that shall depart from Calais and of what kind they shall be. For the diets of the children* in the Tower, and also for the countess of Sarum. Whether the lady Mary or the lady Elizabeth shall go or not. Of the thousand pounds received by the abbot of Bury. For my [own a]ffayrys (?) Raylaye, Thundersley and the forest of Ashedown.
Pp. 4. Partly in Cromwell's hand. Endd.
R. O.495. [CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES].
First, for the sending of such officers as shall furnish the houses and "ffares" (ferries) at Calais and Dover for the receiving of the lady Anne. To know where money shall be had to be prested for the provisions and the charges of the lady Anne's train. For 800l. to be sent to Calais to pay the retinue over and above the money received of the Staple. Money to be prested to Wm. Gonston for the victualling of the King's ships and for the painters and apparel of the soldiers. "Item, of a proclamation made in Scotland for advancing of the prices of the King's coins, and also other coins." The sending of a priest out of Antwerp to treat with the Scottish king for his merchants' repair to the said town. Of the preparation of the English merchants to meet with the lady Anne, and of the preparation of the English house in Antwerp for her receipt and entertainment. For the speedy despatch of my lord Admiral towards Calais. Lovedaye, Brown, and his fellows. Bathe and Sexton. The warrants for the Prince's household to be signed. The warrant for the plate given to the ambassadors of Saxe and Clevys to be signed. To present Mr. Parrys, Mr. Edgcombe, and Wadham to the King. To make a book of all such names as shall be put to the King. The delivery of the marchioness of Exeter. Money for the building of the lieutenant's house in the Tower. The lord Leonard's letters out of Ireland Anthony Calcedonyes allegation touching duke Lewis of Bavier. The commissions to be made for the suppressions.
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 2. Headed: Remembrances. Endd.: Certain remembrances of my lord's writing.

Footnotes

1 George Cootes or Cotys, S.T.P., was made master of Balliol College in Nov. 1539.
2 Philip Hoby. See Nos. 541 and 591.
3 Loveday and the others. See Nos. 326, 446, and 496.
4 To the Venetians.
5 The first letter is indistinct from the burning of the MS. Apparently the writer meant Laugeais.
6 Edward Courtenay and Henry Pole, the sons of the Marquis of Exeter and lord Montague.