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November 1539, 16-20

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'Letters and Papers: November 1539, 16-20', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 2: August-December 1539 (1895), pp. 185-196. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=75899 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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[16 Nov. ?]
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527. JOHN GOSTWYK to CROMWELL.
Is sore pained with toothache, and begs Cromwell to excuse his coming. Hopes he will keep him in remembrance "concerning this, my house, that I may be in assurance thereof. The Bishop (fn. 1) would fain remove me and faileth not every second day to send unto me, willing me so to do." Sunday morning.
Remember young Catlyn, (fn. 2) your servant, to be in the Queen's wardrobe. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.
16 Nov.
R. O.
Rymer, XIV.
661.
528. TAME ABBEY.
Surrender (by Robt. Kynge, bp. of "Reonensis" and abbot of Tayme, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Oxon, Berks, Linc., Hunts, Bucks, Beds., and Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 16 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed by the abbot, Ric. Grene, prior, John Whit, subprior, and 10 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 43.]
Seal injured.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 2, No. 11] as dated 17 Nov. and acknowledged, same day, before Sir John Williams, King's commissioner.
16 Nov.
R. O.
529. JANE ROOPER to CROMWELL.
Asks him to prefer her son-in-law, Pilbarough, to be attorney to the Queen, whom she hears the King is shortly to marry. Understands that the King is coming shortly to Kent. Is preparing to receive Cromwell at her house, which is much enriched in remembrance of his once being there. 16 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
16 Nov.
Cleop. E. IV.
99.*
B. M.
Wright's
Suppression
of the
Monasteries,
259.
Ellis 1st ser. II.
98.
530. J. LORD RUSSELL to [CROMWELL].
Has received his lordship's letters of the 12th inst., and thanks him for his goodness to the writer's friend the abbot of Peterborough. On Thursday (fn. 3) , the 14th inst., the abbot of Glastonbury was arraigned and next day executed on the Torre Hill beside Glastonbury, with two of his monks, for robbing Glastonbury church. The abbot was beheaded and quartered. One quarter stands at Wells, another at Bath, the rest at Ilchester and Bridgwater, and his head upon the abbey gate at Glaston. As for the rape and burglary committed, those parties are all condemned and four of them executed at a place called the Were, where the act was done. Has reprieved Capon according to Cromwell's letters. Sends the names of the inquest that passed on Abbot Whytyng—as worshipful a jury as was charged here these many years. Never was seen in these parts greater willingness to serve the King. Many bills were put up against the abbot by his tenants for wrongs done them. Wells, 16 Nov. Signed.
P. 1.
16 Nov.
Cleop. E. IV.
133.*
B. M.
Wright's
Suppression
of the
Monasteries,
261.
531. RIC. POLLARD to [CROMWELL].
Since he wrote on 15 Nov., the late abbot of Glastonbury went that day from Wells to Glastonbury, was drawn through the town upon a hurdle, and executed on the Tor Hill. He took his death patiently, asking pardon of God and the King for his offences, and desiring Pollard's servants to ask him and my lord President to mediate with the King for his forgiveness. His head and body were bestowed as I wrote in my last. The two other monks likewise desired forgiveness and took their deaths patiently. My brother Paulett, for whom I moved your lordship at London for the surveyorship of Glastonbury, has been very diligent; and so were Nic. Fitz-James, John Sydnam, and Thos. Hornar, your servants. Examined the late abbot before his execution on divers articles, but he would accuse none but himself and confess no more gold and silver than he did before your lordship in the Tower. Lord Russell goes today from Wells towards London. It will be near Christmas before I have surveyed the lands of Glastonbury and taken the audit. Wells, 16 Nov. Signed.
Hol., p. 1.
Cott. Appx.
XXVIII. 109.
B. M.
532. GLASTONBURY ABBEY.
Note by Roger Amyce, receiver there, of money remaining in his hands of the revenues come to him upon the determination of the ministers' accounts there for the year ended Michaelmas 31 Hen. VIII., over and besides household charges of the late abbot and convent and other necessary charges paid by him. Total, 1,860l. 11s. 1d. Signed as examined by Ric. Pollard and Thos. Moyle.
P. 1.
R. O.533. THE LATE ABBOT OF GLASTONBURY.
"Interrogations ministered between the King's Majesty and Robt. Burgess, of the parish of Mellys in the county of Somerset, concerning 100 l. debt demanded of the same Robert by his obligation made to the late abbot of Glaston, of high treason attainted."
1. Whether there were any considerations of amity between the abbot and Burgesse, whereby he should deliver to him the said 100l. 2. To what intent and on what consideration the money was delivered. 3. Whether the abbot delivered the money to Burgess to be employed on the building and repair of a certain tenement in the parish of Mellys, which Burgess occupied as farmer to the abbot. 4. Whether it was agreed between them that the said obligation should be made "for the said late abbot's only surety" that Burgess should spend the sum on the said tenements. 5. Whether the obligation was sealed and delivered on condition that Burgess, making the said repairs, should have his obligation to be cancelled. 6. Whether the abbot promised to repay all the money, above the 100l. laid out on the said tenements. 7. Whether the abbot ever delivered to him any plate. 8. What buildings and reparations he hath done. 9. Whether the abbot said he would bear the charges of the building, in consideration that Burgess had married his brother's daughter. 10. Whether Burgess made the obligation upon any promise and condition, and if so, what they were. 11. Whether the abbot did at any time view the said repairs. Signed: Wm. Staunford.
Parchment, p. 1.
17 Nov.
R. O.
534. JOHN HUSEE to LORD LISLE.
I send a letter written by the lord Admiral to Mr. Comptroller for my check. If that is not sufficient, he will speak to the King in my behalf. I have written to you for the rental of the Friars, upon the return of which the signature to your bill depends. London, 17 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
17 Nov.
R. O.
535. JOHN HUSEE to LADY LISLE.
Wrote lately by Bury. I cannot get the head and plate of your new saddle from the guilder's, there is so much business in hand for the King and Queen; yet I have paid for it in advance. I have been twice with him today and am promised it on Wednesday morning. I can do no more for my life. Harry Vernham has tarried a whole day to take it with him, but it cannot be despatched. The "vessel" shall be ready I trust by that day. There is also as much speed made with the frontlet as can be, but it will take 14 days yet to finish it. Mr. Cosworthe is come home, and I have paid him 8l. He will furnish me with all the things for Mrs. Mary you "write for this night." London, 17 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
17 Nov.
R. O.
536. THOS. WARLEY to LADY LISLE.
Received her letter from Mr. Skutt, and spoke to Mrs. Wotton. She had no "bondes" (bands ?) and could get none, but has put two to making, which will cost at least two crowns. I have received only an angel. My lord Chancellor and my Lady thank lady Lisle for the puncheon of French wine and hogshead of Gaskoyne wine. They said they never ate better conserves than hers, and so said the old and young lady Marquis (fn. 4) . I gave your ring to "my Lady," and when I return shall have another token. My Lord laughed when I told him he loved women, and said he did so indeed. I did your commandment to Larke, who said he sent the partlet. I have been divers times at Lincolnes, but could not speak with Mr. Reskary. I will be there again this afternoon and send the gear by Henry Vernam, if I can have it. I gave Mr. Husse the 3l. 4s. 9d. which I received for spice through Mr. Steward. Cowsworth is not returned to London. Mrs. Anne Basset is merry and in good health, and desires to be commended. She lies at Westminster "in the chief chamber under the gallery, where the chairs are made to turn from one chamber into another." I and Husse have not been with Mr. Rolles, for the 8l. for Coseworthe, but will shortly. You will know more if you read my letter to my Lord. I make all the shift all I can to come to Calais before the lady (fn. 5) come thither. London, 17 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
17 Nov.
R. O.
C.'s Letter's,
316.
537. CRANMER to LORD LISLE. (fn. 6)
I thank you for your pains taken with my friend Sir Edw. Ryngisley in providing the wines sent to Canterbury for me against this time. I beg your assistance also in providing the rest, for which I have written to Sir Edward. Commendations to lady Lisle. Croydon, 17 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Sealed.
17 Nov.
R. O.
Rymer XIV.
661.
538. OSENEY ABBEY.
Surrender (by Robt. Kynge, bp. of "Reonensis" and commendatory of Oseney, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Oxon, Berks, Linc., Hunts, Bucks, Beds, and Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed by the Commendatory, Wm. Oxforde, prior, Ric. Botley, sub-prior, and 14 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 36.]
Without seal.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 2, No. 12] as acknowledged, same day, before Sir John Williams, King's commissioner.
R. O.2. Blank form of a grant of the manor of Water Eton, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Oseney, and of a grange in Yorkshire belonging to the late monastery of Malton, and the rectory of Aston, Oxon.
Large paper, pp. 2.
R. O.3. Suit against a former Abbot of Oseney (temp. Hen. VII.).
Examination taken, 11 July, "in Camera D'ni Auditoris Lamehith."
Robt. Howgh, rector of Shellyswell, Linc. dioc., where he has been rector for a year and more, and who was parish chaplain of Mixbury for 14 years before that, and born in Swethneham, Co. et Lich. dioc., aged 40, examined "super libello per M'rm Hugonem Saunders (fn. 7) contra (?) abbatem de Osney proposit." Says he has known Saunders 2 years and the abbot and convent 6 years.
Answers to 12 articles indicated by numbers. To the second article he says the places specified are all in Mixbury parish, that, eight years past, David Person, then rector of Mixbury, by John Brown, chaplain, farmer of Mixbury rectory, took, for the tithe of Castelwode, two trees which deponent assisted him to load upon a "slede": the rector of Mixbury always took tithe of the places specified. Other answers very brief.
Wm. Bignell and Wm. Wood of Mixbury, give similar evidence.
Latin, pp. 2.
17 Nov.
R. O.
Rymer, XIV.,
661.
539. GODSTOW ABBEY.
Surrender (by Kath. Bulkeley, abbess, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Oxon, Berks, Linc., Hunts, Bucks, Beds, and Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. No signatures [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 22].
Good seal.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 2, No. 10] as acknowledged, same day, before Sir John Williams, Kin's commissioner.
R. O.2. Charges for pensions.
The whole revenues of the monastery of Godystowe, 324l. 16s. 8d.; whereof, the abbess and 17 nuns desire pensions and certain chamber stuff (detailed). The old abbess, a woman of over 80 years and not like to live half a year, has 20 mks. pension, assigned by the King at her resignation, with a chamber and meat and drink for her maid. She desires 20 mks. more for meat and drink.
P. 1. Endd.
R. O.3. Names of the religious persons of Godstowe, Oxon, with their pensions appointed at the dissolution, viz.:—
Kath. Buckley, abbess, 50l.; Agnes West, prioress, 4l.; Eliz. Gawnte, Marg. Hampden, Alice Unyat, Alice Woodhall, Alice West, Joan Symondes, Margery Haywood, Bridget Valaunce, Sybyl Egerley, Joan Godarde, Marg. Brothrer, 60s. to 53s. 4d. each; Julian Pope 6l. 13s. 4d.; Mary Fynes, Kath. Knyght and Margery Hyggens, 60s. each, "because they cannot marry." Signed: per nos Joh'em Williamz; Ri. Gwent; J. Croke; Will'm Cavendyssh; Joh'em Carleton.
P. 1.
17 Nov.
R. O.
540. SIR HUGH POLLARD to CROMWELL.
Spoke to-day, as commanded, with Robt. Hussey, of Sampford Peverell, who tells him that Wm. Cater, of Tyverton, said in his own house at Tyverton that "the parson of Sampford is an heretic, and let him take good heed of his preaching, for the world will not prove as he thinketh it will, and that he will be punished for his preaching." Has sent up Cater according to Cromwell's commandment. Tyverton, 17 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 Nov.
R. O.
541. STEPHEN VAUGHAN to CROMWELL.
Francis, the King's post, arrived here on the 15th with a letter from Cromwell, blaming him for the slow conveyance of certain letters from Cleve. Was not told by the senders what haste they required, and has been warned not to put the King to expense for post money, except for important matters. Unless a post be sent with Cromwell's letters, there is no speedier way than to send them to Antwerp, to be conveyed by the merchants. Marvels at Cromwell's writing that he seems to know little of "the occurrents." Has written of everything to him and Wriothesley.
Wrote that the Queen told him of the Emperor's coming to these parts, and that it was said he would come through France, and marry the French King's daughter; also that the king of the Romans and many of the states of Italy should come hither; and that the duke of Cleve was like to be troubled at the Emperor's coming. Does not believe it all. Has heard light tales of Barbarossa's "rendering" to the Emperor, which he thought not meet to be written. Wrote largely, with Mr. Sellenger, of the Gawntoys, who grow to a quietness. Of the marriage of the Grave of Emden with Maximilian's base daughter (fn. 8) he wrote both lately and at his being in Holland. Thinks it possible to bring the King and Emperor to meet, for lately the Queen said "she trusted to see the princes meet," though it may be she meant only the Emperor's meeting with the French King or Don Fernando. It grieves him to be blamed when he does not deserve it. Brussels, 17 Nov.
Would tell Cromwell many things if the King would license him to come home with the Lady of Cleve. Is making a desperate suit for Taylor's matter, but can obtain no sentence. Francis departed towards Cleve within an hour of his coming.
Will provide that the letters from Cleve shall go with more diligence, but Sentleger can tell Cromwell much to satisfy him. Geo. Collyns came to Antwerp the 12th inst., and went on to Cleve. Ph. Hobby went by Henault.
Pp. 3. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
18 Nov.
R. O.
542. PRIORY OF ELY.
Names and pensions of the late prior and monks of Ely, Camb., which surrendered 18 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:
I. "Appointed to remain in the said late monastery:"—Robt. Welles, prior, 120l.; John Custaunce (Elye in § 2), steward of lands, 16l.; Robt. Hamond, subprior, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Wm. Sewall, "a good choir man," John Warde, Edm. Cootes, "being a discrect man, John Chatterys, "a good choir man," and John Bury, "a good choir man," 8l. each; Nich. Duxfford, chaplain, Ric. Denys, John Corbett, and Wm. Tydd alias Whytred, 6l. each; Robt. Dereham, "a good choir man," 7l.; John Stonham, almoner, 10l. Signed: Phylyp Parys—Jo. Tregonwell—Jo. Hughes.
II. "Removed and departed:"—John Soham, an old man and weak, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Robt. Sutton, aged and very sick, 10l.; Thos. Wylberton and Wm. Wysbyche alias Salybank, students, 6l. 13s. 8d. each; Wm. Hand, 6l.; Thos. Agarston, John Spyrard, John Whitby, and Thos. Maundes, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Thos. Braby alias Over, 53s. 4d.; John Spyrard, an old blind man, servant there, 26s. 8d. Signed: Jo. Tregonwell.
Pp. 2.
R. O.2. Another copy. Both pages signed by Parys and Tregonwell. Opposite the names of those "removed and departed" is the note by Sir Ric. Riche, "Pass these pensions."
Pp. 2.
B. M.3. A modern copy will be found in Add. MS. 5828, f. 118.
18 Nov.
R. O.
543. RICHARD TOMYOW to DR. BEALLACES.
Asks him to solicit my lord for the expedition of a warrant enclosed for the discharge of lord Lawarre's bond, which should have been delivered by Beallaces or Dr. Petre, if it had not been put into the Chancery to be enrolled, and there matter found enrolled by Mr. Croke. Now it cannot be discharged without an especial warrant signed by the King, in such form as lord Lawarr's servant has got, better drawn than penned to the purpose. As my lord showed himself willing last Sunday to Dr. Petre and Tomyow, doubts not he will do all that is requisite. The bearer, a servant of the abbot of Chester, has letters and a fee from his master to Mr. Wriothesley. Desires Dr. Beallaces to help him. Supposes the effect of the letters is to know what will become of the monastery, and whether any suit will serve to stay the dissolution "by alteration, as many shall be." 18 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: with my lord Privy Seal at the Court.
ii. [CROMWELL to the BISHOP OF LINCOLN.]
Asks him to absolve the parish priest of Horncastle, (fn. 9) who was accused before the Bishop's chancellor of preaching rashly and insincerely, and, being appointed a day to make answer, departed without licence, and is therefore excommunicated. Has examined him and, finding his fault due to ignorance rather than malice, has ordered him as appertained. As to the Bishop's letter touching the mastership of Bailif College, (fn. 10) asks him to accept Dr. Coottes, who may be expelled if he transgresses the ordinances.
Corrected draft (in the hand of Dr. Bellasys ?) written on the back and fly-leaf of the preceding, pp. 2. Below is the following mem.: "Between the orphans of John Pave against Nicholas Heynis."
18 Nov.
R. O.
544. THOMAS LORD LAWARR to CROMWELL.
Mr. Menys, the auditor, and Mr. Cooper have surveyed Halfnakyd, and deserve thanks for their pains; for they have valued what it is worth, saving the deer, conies, houses, &c., in all which the King's pleasure shall be mine. As touching the farms now in my hands, my corn is sown, and my cattle are upon them, so that I cannot depart from them till Michaelmas next, nor remove till next summer, without great loss, for I have no provision at any of my other houses, nor can make it in the winter. If the King has not granted a nunnery in Hampshire called Horwell, and if the lands there be more yearly than Halfnakyd, I will gladly part with other lands lying commodiously for his Grace. I would gladly have the said nunnery because it stands wholesomely, in the country where I was born, and my wife has no house to dwell in if I should die before her; and this is but a reasonable house as I hear say. I beg your favour that I might obtain the said abbey before the surveyors of the same come to the King, for fear he should grant it to another. Trusting, if I get it, that the King will discharge all leases and fees going out of it, as I shall do to his Grace in Halfnakyd. Halfnakyd, 18 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
18 Nov.
R. O
St. P. VIII.
202.
545. EDMOND HARVEL to CROMWELL.
Two days ago, a gentleman of Venice arrived from Constantinople with news that the Venetian ambassador had passed Adronopoli on the 16th, on his return, but there is no mention of peace. This State labours to keep their councils secret. They have lately reduced the council of Pregati from 600 or 700 to 50. Mistrusts greatly that they have some intelligence with the Turk. Peace is expedient for both, for Venice is going to ruin by the cost of war and lack of "doinges," which deserteth the city utterly. On the other hand, the Turk had better have them for friends on account of their naval power.
In Constantinople it is said that the Sophy has slain 2 bassas of Turks and about 7,000 men, and that the Turk was preparing a host against him. The marquis of Guasto is coming hither in 10 or 12 days, it is thought to hear whether the Signory will enter a league against the Turk, and, on refusal, to denounce war against them. The Marquis was lately in Genoa to receive instructions from Lois de Avila, who has since gone to Rome. The Venetians are astonished to hear of the Emperor's journey to Flanders through France. From this perfect amity between the Emperor and French King, it is thought that some great league will be concluded in which the King will be comprehended. By the confederation of three such princes, men reckon the universal world may easily be subdued; and without such accord it is thought that Christendom will be subdued by the Turks. Cocianer was lately slain in his own castle by a certain lord, rather by chance than studiously. He was going to the Turk's service, but God broke his evil intent. Venice, 18 Nov. 1539.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
19 Nov.
R. O.
546. HENRY POLSTEDE to CROMWELL.
Sends a petition from the mayor of Rye whom the lord Warden and other officers of the King's household have committed to Dover Castle. He is as honest a man as any in the town, of much sobriety and good judgment, favours discreetly the word of God, and loves Cromwell with all his heart. Fletcher may have procured this matter against him for malice. Reminds him of his suit. London, 19 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
19 Nov.
R. O.
547. THOMAS LORD LAWARR to CROMWELL.
Mr. Memys, the auditor, and Mr. Cooper have surveyed and valued Halfnakyd. Took it as the King's pleasure that he should look anywhere for land to have in recompense for Halfnakyd. Hears that the "abbess" of Horwell is like to be dissolved in 2 or 3 days, and that it is in a healthy situation within 20 miles of where he was born. It is valued at 180l. Halfnakyd at 140l. Lawarr would make up the overplus with land in Somerset, Gloucester, or other shires, where he and the King depart lands, or with money, or the King might reserve it. States his reasons for desiring Horwell as in No. 544. There he might make provision for his house, which he cannot do at his house of Offyngton "but all for money, it is so near the sea coast"; also it is not very wholesome. Halfnakyd, 19 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Titus B.I.
435.
B. M.
548. CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES.
To remember the Lady Marchioness of Exeter. Money to be sent to Calais for defraying the Lady Anne's train. Money for defraying Lady Anne's charges after her arrival in England till she come to Greenwich. For the coinage of certain money for Ireland called harps. What rewards the King will give them that shall depart from the Lady Anne at Calys to be delivered to my lord Admiral. Of the 1,000l. received by the abbot of Bury of the tenths, and yet not paid. For the bp. of Hereford's house for Gostwyke. Of the ratification being already in readiness for the Duke of Cleves. Of them that be comprehended in the treaties of Cambray and the More. Of the 50 gentlemen, and what the King will do therein. For the delivery of the indenture by Mr. Harpe's wife who wholly putteth her in the King's hands. The livery of the Queen's servants. The restitutions of temporalities for London and Hereford. The suppression of Canterbury, Ledes, Rochester, Scyon, Whaltham, St. Albans and Westminster. Letters I have written for the King's servants. The end taken in Barrantyne's matter in the Star Chamber. The ratification concerning the Duke of Sax. The "seal" of certain lands. The monastery of Wynchecombe. The survey of Half Nakd and of the Lord Lawarr's desire for Wharwell and to have his recognisance discharged. How the exchange with Sir Wm. Essex and Sir John Cheyney shall be finished. Of the sending of plate to Calys, Dover, Canterbury, and all other places. Whether the henchman shall be otherwise apparelled at this time than ordinary. The King of Portugal's servant to have answer.
Added in Cromwell's hand: Stephen Vaughan's coming with the Lady Anne. The letters from Venice touching the Turk. Touching Ireland and for the carriage of horses. For the despatch of the Duke of Cleves' orator, and his reward. Touching the King's household. To answer the matters of the North with speed. Wm. Gonston. The French ambassador being with me.
Pp. 2.
R. O.549. CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES.
1. To remember the Lady Marchioness of Exeter. 2. "For the coinage of certain money for Ireland called harpes." 3. What rewards the King will give to those that shall depart from the Lady Anne at Calais and of what kind they shall be, to be delivered to my lord Admiral. 4. Of the 1,000l. received by the abbot of Bury for tenths and yet not paid. 5. "Concerning the 50 gentlemen and what the King will do therein." 6. Survey of Halfnakd and the Lord Lawares desire for Wharwell and to have his recognizance discharged. 7. For the exchange with Sir Wm. Essex and John Cheyney, and how it shall be finished. 8. The King of Portingales servant to have answer. 9. "To remember Stephen Vaughan's coming with the Lady Anne." 10. The letters from Venice touching the Turk. 11. Touching Ireland and for carriage of horses. 12. Despatch of the Duke of Cleves, orator, (fn. 11) and his reward. 13. The King's household. 14. "To answer the matters of the North with speed." 15. "To remember Wm. Gonson." 16. "To remember the French ambassador's being with me."
P. 1. Endd.: A remembrance.
R. O.550. CROMWELL'S REMEMBRANCES.
For the ratification. The letters out of France. For the lord Delawarre. For the town of Bury. To determine for the stable stuff for the Queen. Touching the spears.
P. 1. Endd.: A remembrance for my lord.
19 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No, 29.
Rymer XIV.
670.
551. HAMPOLE PRIORY.
Surrender (by Isabella Arthyngton, prioress, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in co. York, and in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 19 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Thos. Leigh, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R. O.2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of Hampall nunnery, 19 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Isabel Arthyngton, prioress, 10l.; Joan Gascon, sub-prioress, 3l. 6s. 8d.; Alice Alan, Joan Haryson, Kath. Stokes, Eliz. Wetherall, Joan Rociyff, Magdalen Walton, Agnes Furbyssher, Isabel Lazyng, Marg. Thurland, Alice Pykhaver, Agnes Cutler, Kath. Tyas Ellen Standiche, Agnes Horsseman, Joan Pullane, Isabel Coxson, and Eliz. Arthyngton, 53s. 4d. to 40s. each. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
19 Nov.
R. O.
Bymer XIV.
662.
552. STODELEY PRIORY.
Surrender (by Joan Williams, prioress, and the convent) of the house and all its possessions in cos. Oxon, Berks, Linc., Hunts, Bucks, Beds, and Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 19 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. No signatures [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 42].
Seal broken and defaced.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 2, No. 13] as acknowledged, same day, before Sir John Williams, King's commissioner.
R. O.2. Pensions assigned at the dissolution of Studley priory, Oxon, to be paid yearly; first payment at Lady Day, 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
Joan Williams, prioress, 16l. 6s. 8d.; Alice Rychardson, sub-prioress, 53s. 4d.; Marg.' Walshe, 40s.; Alice Yomans, 33s. 4d.; Eliz. Bolde, Marg. Whythyll, Susan Denton, and Frideswide Copcote, 26s. 4d. each. Signed: Per nos, Joh'em Williamz: Ri. Gwent: Joh'em Carleton; Will'm Cavendyssh.
P. 1. Endd.: "Mr. Androys the lessor."
19 Nov.
R. O.
St. P. VIII.
203.
553. STEPHEN VAUGHAN to CROMWELL.
There are three causes of the Emperor's coming hither: the mutiny of certain cities, (fn. 12) the King's alliance with the house of Cleve, "which he greatly stomakithe," and the confederacy between the King and the Almayns. He therefore covets the French King's amity and a marriage with his daughter. He will then correct his cities, set upon Gelderland, "assay" the Almains, and attempt some displeasure against the King. Having no certain knowledge, does not think it meet to signify this to the King. Excuses himself for not writing more about occurrences, for fear of deceiving by sending contradictory rumours.
The Queen has told him that the Emperor will be here shortly. Fifteen hundred horse are appointed to be ready in 10 or 12 days, but he cannot yet learn the cause. Many evil reports have been made by the County Palatine's company, who came out of England, especially against the King. Spares to write what was said but will tell it at his coming, if he is to come to England.
It is said everywhere that the Emperor will set upon Gelderland, which is more "prenable" when the waters are frozen than in summer. It is wonderful to see how the people covet the amity of France, but he thinks it will not be long before France repents it. The French ambassador has lately been into France. Brussels, 19 Nov.
Francis came on the 15th and went on to Cleve. Thinks Harvye will have sentence in two or three days.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 Nov.
Titus B. I.
129.
B. M.
554. PRISONERS IN THE TOWER.
"The prisoners' names that be in the Tower the 20th day of November in the 31st year of the reign of our Sovereign lord king Henry VIII."
The lady Salisbury, the lady Marquis, Mr. Edw. Cowrtney, Mr. Henry Poolle, Marg. Terelle, Wm. Rogers, John Knyght, which was Hollond's servant, John Dawlkes, Chr. Jhoye, Giles Heryne, Roger London, monk of Reading, Peter Lorance, which was warden of the Grey Friars in Reading, Giles Coventre, which was a friar of the same house, Geo. Constantyene, Ric. Manchester, Wm. Moore, the blind harper, John Le, priest, came from Windsor, Thos. Marshalle, abbot of St. John's in Colchester, Ric. Yeower, priest, which was executor to the bp. of London, Charles Caroohe.
P. 1.
20 Nov.
R. O.
555. CROMWELL.
Delivered to my lord Privy Seal, 6 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., 13 pieces "hangings of verdeures with water-flowers (sizes given) at 2s. 2d. an ell. 20 Nov., 16 yds. blue velvet at 10s. 6d. a yard. Total, 46l. 6s. Headed: Richard Gresham.
Large paper, p. 1.
20 Nov.
R. O.
556. MAWDE CAREW (fn. 13) to CROMWELL.
Thanks him for the pains he has taken in redressing her great late losses. Asks him to be a mean to the King to have pity upon the offender Considering how near she is to the pit, and that her goods should be he occasion of the loss of so many men, thought her conscience would not be discharged, and that her life will be shorter unless she persuaded him to her inward intent. If she had her sight, would have waited on him to thank him. Her son, Sir Arthur Darcy, (fn. 14) showed her Cromwell's great goodness, and that there was not over 8 l. lacking, and that Cromwell wished her to send to him for her goods, of which she sends an inventory. Asks him to deliver the money and goods to Sir Arthur, who will defray the Knight Marshal's charges. Prays God to prosper and continue his lordship to the comfort of all poor widows. Bennyngton, 20 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 20.
Rym. XIV.,
668.
557. NESTELHOO PRIORY.
Surrender (by Robt. Ferrar, prior of St. Oswald Regis of Nestelhoo Yorks, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, Bucks, Warw., Linc., Ntht., Leic., Lanc., and Nthld., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 20 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowleged, same day, before Thos. Leigh, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R. O.2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of St. Oswald's Priory, 20 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Robt. Ferrer, prior, 80l.; Wm. Brokysbanke, sub-prior, 8l.; Thos. Musgrave and Thos. Wagere, 6l. 13s, 4d. each; Ric. Thrugaland, Robt. Cowerd, Geo. Sutton, Ric. Jeynkynson, John Gybson, John Harryson, Geo. Spenser, Adam Wylkynson, and John Browne, 6l. each; Robt. Holden, late prior of Wodkyrke, 12l.; Giles Stanffelde, Laur. Kente, Ric. Batte, Robt. Thorneton, Wm. Streightbarrell, John Warde, and Thos. Shocte, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Thos. Whyte, Thos. Glestons, Hen. Browne, Chr. Sawnder, John Preston, Anth. Flemyng, Gilbert Herryson, and John Pullane, priests, 5l. each. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
R. O.3. A statement by a canon of St. Oswald's, showing the dependence of that priory on the abp. of York. (fn. 15)
"All those lands of the minster of St. Os[wa]ld's were given [by] William Ruiîus to the archbishop of York, Thomas, in recompense of lands taken from the said archbishop by William Conqueror, and given to the bishop of Lincoln, then being his nephew." There is no foundation or incorporation of any monastery, "but we wholly hang upon the will of the archbishop." The prior "there named" and canons have no lands or goods for which the prior is not accountable to the abp. The prior can receive no canon into the house without the abp.'s licence, and the abp. may put in and out whom he pleases, &c. St. Oswald's is always named a member of the Church of York, as Beverley, Ripon, and Southwell are. That there is no incorporation appears by this, that of late "there hath been governors there, some secular priests, some laymen, as in the time of bishop Rotheram one Sir William Byrde ruled there nine years; in the time of bishop Savage one William Freeman, a layman, ruled there four years; and after him one Sir Geo. Savaige, yet alive, ruled there three years; and after him bishop Baynebrigge put in Sir Nicholas Cheltman, a canon, whom my lord Cardinal put out, albeit after he restored him again durante beneplacito. And so my collation given to me by the said Cardinal is but only durante beneplacito." And although we have used a seal we see no authority for having done so unless by licence of the abp., like his chancellor and other officers.
Pp. 2.
R. O.558. ROBT. FERRAR, late Prior of St. Oswald's, to CROMWELL.
Having plainly uttered his conscience to Master Henley and his associates, humbly submitted himself to the King's pleasure without any condition or request for his own part, beseeching them to be good to his poor fellows, servants, and other poor people who had relief and succour from him. Found Master Henley gentle and charitable and Masters Belasses and Watkyns friendly, but my lord Dean (fn. 16) and Dr. Leigh somewhat straight, though gentle in words. Leigh has taken possession in Cromwell's farm of Huntwyke, and intended to have done the same at the cell of Scokyrke, where Ferrar had put a poor man who married his sister, but Henley, considering the man's need, has referred the matter to Cromwell. Asks his favour for his faithful brother, Sir John Gybsone. "Wryttne atte Hoghton by yowre owne in the Lorde, Roberte Ferrar, laatte offe S. Oswalds."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal and Vicegerent. Endd.
R. O.559. NESTELHOO PRIORY.
"Annual pensions to be assigned for Mr. Ferrar, late prior of St. Oswald's, in the county of York, and John Gibson, late canon of the said house," viz., 100l. and 20 mks. respectively. Signed by Cromwell.
P. 1.
20 Nov.
R. O.
560. ADRYENNE DE MORTAINGNE to LADY LISLE.
Excuse my negligence in not writing to you again to thank you for the honour you did me when I went to pay my respects to you at Calais. I beg you will allow Mademoiselle Marie to spend a few days at Gravelines, and if convenient to you, to let her come on Sunday or Monday, to be present at the marriage of a gentlewoman who has been long in my service, for the marriage takes place on Tuesday next, which is St. Katharine's day. (fn. 17) If you please I will come and fetch her, and I beg you will remind Master Basse (Basset) of his promise to be there. Gravelines, 20 Nov.
Commend me to my lord.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
20 Nov.
R. O.
Kaulek 144.
(Abstract.)
561. FRANCIS I. to MARILLAC.
Has received his letters of the 13th (points recapitulated). The envoy (fn. 18) of the King of England shall be welcome. Fontainebleau, 20 Nov. 1539.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2.
20 Nov.
R. O.
Kaulek 144.
(Extract.)
562. [VILLANDRY ?] to MARILLAC.
The King is continually improving in health and it is long since he was so well. He leaves shortly for the river Loire in order to go to Blois and Amboise to meet the Emperor who ought to be at Bayonne the 25th or 26th inst., where the Dauphin and Constable, who are now far on their way, will meet and conduct him to the King. M. d'Orleans will go still further to meet the Emperor, even into Spain if possible. By all accounts, no prince could come with a better goodwill and desire to see the King. He is accompanied only by 24 or 25 gentlemen, and a train of 50 or 60 horse. All honour will be done him at the places he passes through. Fontainebleau, 20 Nov.
French. Modern transcript, (fn. 19) pp. 2.

Footnotes

1 Skipp, bishop of Hereford. See No. 548.
2 Robert Catelyn, as appears by another letter, Vol. XIII. Pt. I. 1423.
3 "Thursday" is an error for "Friday," as the 14th seems to have been undoubtedly the day of the abbot's trial. Compare the next letter.
4 Of Dorset.
5 Anne of Cleves.
6 Dated by the Editor of Cranmer's letters 1535; which is impossible, as Cranmer was at Canterbury (more than a day's journey from Croydon) on the 18 Nov. in that year.
7 Hugh Saunders, afterwards canon of St. Paul's, London, was rector of Mixbury about 1501. See Newcourt's Repertorium, I. 118.
8 Dorothy, a natural daughter of the Emperor Maximilian, married John Count of East Friesland (here called Grave of Emden). See Anderson's Royal Genealogies, 462.
9 See No. 214.
10 See No. 477.
11 Conrad Heresbach. See "The King's Payments" at the end of this Volume, f. 100 b. See also No. 525.
12 Notably Ghent.
13 Widow of Sir Richard Carew, the father of Sir Nicholas. See Austis' Register of the Garter, I. 252.
14 He had married Mary daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew.
15 This document, of course, is of an earlier date—apparently of Wolsey's time.
16 Richard Layton, appointed dean of York, 23 July 1539.
17 25 Nov.
18 Wyatt.
19 Headed as if from Montmorency.