Henry VIII
March 1540, 21-31

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'Henry VIII: March 1540, 21-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 15: 1540 (1896), pp. 150-181. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76165 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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March 1540, 21–31

[21 March.] 385. Harry Huttoft to Cromwell.
R. O. Since your Lordship's departure I spoke with the King and showed him of the coming of Antony Guydott into this realm, and that there seemed no likelihood of anything being got from him towards my relief. The King, who seemed to have no knowledge of it before, asked what he would offer towards my relief, and I said that hitherto he would come to no manner reason. As the King seemed to know nothing of it before, I was afraid to speak about the pains taken by your Lordship. The King said that if he would refuse to do as appertained his body should be punished. I beg you will suffer your commandment to remain for his non-departure until we have at least got his and his wife's release for the house in Hampton; 500 marks to be paid in five years on his own surety, and half his debts to be recovered by both our means. Palm Sunday evening, in Kinges stun.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
21 March. 386. Sir John Duddeley to Cromwell.
R. O. Two or three days after my coming home to Dudeley, Andrew Flamoke and his son came thither to me, and the same night sickened both in a bed in my house. Next evening the son was dead, full of the marks. The father has a blain and there seems no way with him but one. They both came out of Gloucestershire from Mr. Poyntz. This country was clear of it before they came. Please be a mean for me to the King for the office of Kenilworth. (fn. 1) No man knows hereof by me but your Lordship. Is sorry to write it; for the King “shall lose a tall man of him.” 21 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
21 March. 387. Wm. Wyse to Cromwell.
Harl. MS.
35, f. 270.
B. M.
This present Palm Sunday, I being at mass, one Packe (sic) Walshe, merchant of Youghell, showed me that James Fitz Mawrice was slain last Tuesday by Maurice Fitz John, brother to James Fitz John of Desmond. God knows whether his death will lead to peace or busier war. My lord of Ormond, on Tuesday, parleyed with James Fitz John, whom, it is reported, lady Katharine Butler, Ormond's sister, shall marry. I humbly thank your Lordship for the recovery of my boy, Harry Wyse, as mentioned in my other letters by Mr. Saintlowe's servant. St. John's beside Waterford, 21 March.
Modern copy, p. 1.
[21 March.] 388. Wyatt to Cromwell.
Harl. MS.
282, f. 236.
B. M.
Nott's Wyatt,
418.
Takes advantage of this bearer, Mr. Meredith, to write, as promised in his former letters, although there is little important. The Emperor has well entertained the ambassadors of the Protestants, and others are expected from Saxe and the Landgrave privately. Can learn nothing about the bp. of Lynden, except that he and the Chancellor of the Empire (fn. 2) are “at square,” and blame each other de re male gesta touching the composition last year between the king of Romans and king John. The Imperial ambassador in France has come hither. Peloux, who, as Wyatt wrote, went into France, takes his place till he return. Brisake has since come hither out of France. Chapuys the other day said, smilingly, that they divined that the duke of Norfolk had come to France to put jealousy between the French king and the Emperor and to revoke the bp. of London “that was not acceptable there, for words of equity wherewith he touched the French king.” He seems loth to return into England, and is not yet despatched, but Grandvela told Wyatt he would he (Chapuys) were there already. News from Italy of the 6th inst. is that the Bishop (fn. 3) sets an imposition on the goods of the Church for money against the Turk and the Lutherans. There is no certainty about the Turk. Money was sent yesterday to Doria to pay the galleys. Affairs with the Turk are not likely to be urgent, as the viceroy of Sicily was despatched hence “by journey.” Keeps Mr. Mantell to despatch if important events require. Nine of Gaunt were executed this week; 50 more are in hold, and 14 of them shall suffer this week. Has done his best for the bearer. Has little to do and reminds Cromwell for his revocation. Begins to wax unacceptable here, and his money is gone. Gaunt, Palm Sunday.
The duke of Brunswick is here. A son of the brother of the marquis of Branbourgh, servant to the king of Romans, is gone to England to see the country. Please send me Mason with some resolution for my return.
Draft, pp. 3. Endd. by Wyatt: On Palm Sunday, by Mr. Meredith, from Gaunt.
21 March. 389. Wotton to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii.,
284.
Received on the 18th both Cromwell's letters of the 12th. Had audience next day of the Duke, who said like offers had been made him long ago, but he would not forego Gueldres. He thanked the King for his friendly warning. Was told the Duke's ambassador had further instructions of things to tell the King. No talk of the Emperor's going into Almayn, and it is hoped he will begin no war against any prince of the Empire. Would write oftener if he had matter, but he is cut off from news. Reports what was told him by Ghogreve and Olisleger of the causes of the meeting of Paderborn and proposed marriages for my lady Amelye; also of the object of Norfolk's mission to France. The Emperor is believed to have persuaded Francis that he was sure of the friendship of England and the duke of Cleves when he pleased. Cornelius Scepperus of late advised the Emperor to make truces with the Protestants, and meanwhile recover Gueldres. Dr. Score, of the Emperor's Council, has said that the Emperor should not try the matter of Gueldres by law, for none of the German princes wished him to have it. The king of Hungary wishes some good way taken between the Emperor and the duke of Cleves. The Protestants will make no truce with the Emperor without including the Duke. Dr. Bourne, whom the Duke had sent to the Emperor for the investiture of Gueldres, is returned. Granvell said he had brought no authority, and would not even arrange with him about a time and place.
Sends a letter from Ghogreve to Cromwell, and others to the Duke's ambassador. Cleves, Palm Sunday, 1539.
Hol. Add. Endd.
21 March. 390. Christopher Mont to Wriothesley.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
288.
Has informed the Lord Privy Seal how to communicate with him—through the Antwerp merchant Hans Pawer. Left Strassburg, where Count William remains, for Frankfort expressly to be able to send letters more speedily. Begs to know the King's pleasure as soon as possible because he is known here by several as the King's servant. The plague, besides, is prevalent, and he could not well accept the Count's hospitality longer without coming to some conclusion with him. The Protestants are holding a diet at Smalcalde, and Melancthon is there. All are waiting to see what the Emperor will attempt, and prepared to resist him. The writer's living costs more now that he is more known. The Landgrave is three days' journey from here, four from Smalcalde, and four from Strassburg. Frankford, 21 March 1540.
Hol., Lat. Add. Endd.
22 March. 391. Cromwell to Sir Giles Strangways and Others.
R. O.
[1537–40.]
The King desires them to examine the matter of the enclosed bills of complaint lately exhibited by Henry More and other inhabitants of Kilmenton, Somerset, against Wm. Hargill, gentleman. London, 22 March. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Sir Giles Straingwige, Sir John Horsey, Sir Hugh Poulet, knts., Nic. FitzJames, and Geo. Gilbarde, esqs., and to every of them or to three of them.
R. O. 2. Complaint of Henry More, of Kylmenton, Somerset, yeoman, against William Hargyll of Kylmenton, gentleman, and his sons, quarrelsome men of evil reputation, who have several times attempted to murder him for having demanded back a sow stolen by Hargyll's servants. Gives further particulars.
P. 1, broad sheet. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 3. Complaint of Thomas Amys, of Bruham, Somers., husbandman, against John Webbe, alias Smyth, servant to Wm. Hargyll, of Kylmynton, Somers., who, having nine years ago stolen a mare and colt of petitioner's, and fled the country (though John Crase, one of his company, was put to death for the felony, and another, John Bryant, took Sanctuary at the Charterhouse of Witham) has returned and still remains with Hargyll. Relates circumstantially how he lately got Webbe indicted and arrested, but Hargyll and his sons immediately rescued him and next morning secretly sent him to the nearest justice and bailed him till the assizes. There petitioner and others complained of Webbe, but could not prevail; and petitioner, on coming home, was arrested at the suit of one of Hargyll's sons, brought before lord Sturton, where he was reviled, threatened, imprisoned and put in the stocks, and fined, and forced to find new sureties. Begs Cromwell to grant letters as Henry More has desired in his complaint exhibited herewith.
P. 1, broad sheet, in the same hand as § 2. Add. at the head: Lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 4. Complaint of James Adams.
Last Christmas, when carrying his master's shepherds their dinner, was assaulted by John, son of Wm. Hargyll, who with Wm. Mownter and John Alyn, were hunting conies in lord Ferys warren. On the following Sunday was struck by Wm. Hargyll as he came out of church, and would have been stabbed by his son if his mother had not plucked back his arm. Wm. Hargyll then “took the peace on” him and he sat in the stocks for a day and a cold night, until his friends paid 4s. for him and were his sureties. Many of the county of Somerset complain of Hargyll, his sons and servants.
Hol., p. 1. Add. at the head: Lord Cromwill, Vicegerent and lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 5. Complaint of John Lambartt, of Kylmenton, Somers.
On Thursday after All Hallows day was 12 months, whilst seeking his cattle in a wood called the Holt, he saw Edw. Huntley, Ric. Carpenter, and a boy John Gold, servants of Wm. Hargyll, of Kylmenton, set a masty dog on a sow of one Henry More and take the sow home to their master. Went to the curate of the parish and one John Lappame, friends of Hargyll's, and counselled them to advise him to send the sow home to Henry Smyth the owner. Hargyll and his servants were angry, and lamed two of the writer's cattle. On St. Leonard's day last Edw. Huntley, after some words, came behind the writer and wounded him with a bill and would have killed him but for one Wm. Taylor who was working near. His friends sent to Bruton for one who was “sene” in surgery named John Barber, who healed him, and had 20s. and a bushel of wheat for his labour. The barber said he heard Hargyll say he wished Huntley had cut off my head. When the gaol of the deliverance was, I took the peace of Hargyll and his servants, and they of me; there I paid 3s. 4d. However, as soon as he was come home, he put me in the stocks till I paid him 4s. 6d. Two or three days after, he sent the curate and one Wm. Leversegge to counsel me to meddle no more of these matters and he would make me an ale which would be worth me 20 nobles. John Webbe can bear record of these words. I desire that I may live in peace beside Hargyll, his sons and servants.
Pp. 3, in the same hand as § 4, and addressed in like manner.
R. O. 6. Complaint of Richard Wynslow of Pen, Somers.
Is likely to be undone by one William Hargell whose under keeper of Brucome Walk in Selwode Forest he once was. Hargell and his 2 sons and John Webbe have used to forestall and kill the King's game in the said walk, as more largely appears in a bill to lord Zowch, lieutenant of the said forest. Four years ago Hargell and his servants Edw. Huntley and John Frowde with two “bond” dogs took and killed a marked white boar in the forest. Told them they did naught to kill it and they said it was a wild boar. Replied no wild boar was marked. They nevertheless took it home and ate it. Hargell's servants took a sow with young, and after she had farrowed, ate the pigs and returned the sow to the forest. They killed a swine of Ric. Rodway and refused compensation. Hargell bade complainant kill 3 hogs of lord Sturton's that were about the lodge and said he would pay for them. Told him he had better first ask the price. He said he had had keepers who would bring him home a wain-load of hogs in a year, and offered that if complainant would bring him any stray horse or cattle he should have half the value. Left his service in anger. Was fined 40d. in the town court because Hargell said his spaniel had bitten a stranger's horse, but none could name either the horse or the stranger. Was also fined 20s. because Hargell said his wife was a scold, &c.
Pp. 2, in the same hand as § 4, and addressed in like manner.
22 March. 392. The Commissioners at Calais to Cromwell.
R. O. We have been in Calais since 6 p.m. on Tuesday and have not written to the King. We have not fully settled anything because the parties take time to declare themselves. 22 March. Signed: Robert Sussex: William Seint John: John Gage: Rychard Coren: Edwarde Leyghton: John Bakere.
P. 1. Add.: my lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 March. 393. Waltham Abbey.
R. O. Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Essex, Midd., Herts, Camb., Line, Norf., Suff., Berks, Oxon, Bucks, Beds, Kent, Sussex, Surr., Soms., Dors., Hants., Wilts., and Glouc., and the city of London and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 23 March, 31 Hen. VIII. Signed by Robert the abbot, and 17 others [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 47].
Seal broken. Docketed by Wm. Petre as recognised before him the same day.
R. O. 2. Pensions assigned by the commissioners for the dissolution of Waltham monastery, Essex, 24 March 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
Robt. Fuller, abbot, lands and possessions to the yearly value of 200l.; Thos. Warren, prior, 20l.; Robt. Wodlyff and Thos. Hawkyns, 9l.; Ric. Rede, Wm. Lyllye, chaunter, Geo. Solis, Robt. Parker, sexton, Hew Yonge, Humph. Marten, Miles Garrerd, and John Norres, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Edm. Saunders, 10l. (altered by Cromwell from 6l. 13s. 4d., with the signature “Thomas Essex”); Edw. Storye, 8l.; John Saunders, John Holmested, Robt. Hull, and Edm. Freke, 5l. each. Certified by Thos. Mildemaye, auditor, and signed by Sir Ric. Ryche.
Pp.
2.
394. Waltham Abbey.
R. O. Petition of the inhabitants of the town and parish of Waltham to Mr. Ant. Deny, to obtain for them of the King the clock in the tower steeple which adjoins the west end of the abbey church and the east end of the parish church with five of the eight bells; for their said parish church, in which there has only been one bell since the days of Henry II., who altered the said church, being then a college, and made it an abbey, separating the same from the parish church that now is and reserving all the bells to the abbey. The abbey is now dissolved and they are unable for poverty to buy one good bell.
P. 1. Add. at the head: “To the right worshipful master Anthony Deny.” Endd.
23 March. 395. Ralph Lane, the Younger, to Cromwell.
R. O.
Ellis 3 Ser iii.,
256.
Perceiving, by your letters of the 21st inst., your command to me addressed, for a due deliberation to be used in perusing certain books of one Sir Thomas Cantwell's, (fn. 4) parson of Hardwyke, suspiciously brought to a poor man's house in Whitchurche, and by me committed to the keeping of the constable there (that, if I found such books as were not meet for him to keep, I should advertise your lordship thereof, or, otherwise, permit the parson to keep them), I have used my best dexterity, and have sent you five books of the said parson. Three entitled Homeliarum Johannis Eckii, and dated A.D. 1538, the life of Sir (sic) Thomas Beckett, and a missal wherein the word “Papa” is uncorrected throughout. As these seem most suspicious, I have sent them in a bag, sealed, by this bearer. Hogshawe, 23 March, A° Regni Regis H. viiivi. xxxi°. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 March. 396. James V. to Dorothy, Countess Palatine of the Rhine.
Royal MS.
18 B vi., 88.
B. M.
Has received her letters of 18 March. Sympathizes with her father's (fn. 5) misfortunes. Will take care that justice is done concerning the goods of her father, which she accuses Robt. Bertoun, “qui nostris olim præfuit rationibus,” of having embezzled. Stirling, 23 March 1539.
Lat. Copy. Pp. 2. Add.
23 March. 397. George Selve, Bp. of Lavaur, to Card. Pole.
Poli Epp.,
iii. 86.
Was glad to receive Pole's letters. Notes what Pole wrote, approving of his wish to see to the affairs of his diocese. Writes at great length to commend Pole's fortitude in bearing the imprisonment of his mother and the execution of those near and dear to him. Salutes Contarenus and Priolus. Ghent, 10 cal. Aprilis.
Latin.
24 March. 398. Bp. Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. Wrote lately of the death of his fellow, Sir William Sulyard. Begs to know the King's pleasure in the articles following:—
As Sir William Sulyarde and Justice Porte, of this Council be dead, would have learned men in their rooms; none other is of any help. Complained, at his late being with Cromwell, of the intolerable pains of sitting in causes every holyday and workday, and for three parts of the year, but two of them whereof the writer is one; which has brought many honest men to their death. Desires Cromwell's help that they may be three continually, and suggests that the King may depute one here continually in Mr. Sulyarde's room, Mr. Pakyngton to have Mr. Porte's fee, Mr. Holte Mr. Pakington's, and Mr. Hassall some augmentation, for he has but 5l. fee. Has sent the King's instructions by the bearer, his old servant, Thomas Fan, who is to ride also to the Lord Chancellor with the commissions for gaol delivery, whereof the writer has need.
Of late one Richard Johns, of Elvelde, was heinously murdered. Durst not write of it heretofore, but now, by Mr. Pakington's help, he has the principal and accessories who hired the principal doer to kill him. Wishes the forfeiture of his goods applied to repairing Ludlow Castle; with the help of an old friarhouse kept for the purpose, it would repair the lodgings in that castle which be falling down. Thinks suit will be made for their pardon; it were pity to pardon such murderers, whose punishment shall be an example to others. Intends, with Mr. Pakington, to keep gaol delivery of the murderers on Tuesday after Low Sunday, and, if the law “caste” them, to make a spectacle to all other.
Has not only been slackly paid by Sir Brian Tuke of the diet money for this Council, but charged yearly 20m. or 20l. “they (sic) have the payment thereof”: desires a warrant to be paid by Mr. Gostwike. Ludlowe, 24 March. Signed.
Pp.
3. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 March. 399. Bishopric of Londoni
See
Grants in March, No. 82.
26 March. 400. Bishopric of Rochester.
See Grants in March, Nos. 83 and 91.
26 March. 401. Marillac to Montmorency.
R. O.
Kaulek, 173.
(Almost the
whole text.)
London, 26 March:—No news since his last letters of the 19th. Thinks the English, by the reports which they have obtained from divers places, have several conceptions all tending to the end which they most desire—to escape war for this year and remain at peace with their neighbours, especially France. Cromwell says a settlement is certain between the Emperor and the duke of Cleves. This will exempt them from assisting their new ally. People understand here that the legate, (fn. 6) nephew of the Pope, who they once feared had come to publish the censures of excommunication against them, and thus provoke the Christian princes to attack them, is returning shortly; “qui ne leur est moindre satisfaction d'entendre qu'on permette ainsi qu'ilz ont institué,” which is in fashion the same as ours except the refusal of obedience to the Holy See and the suppression of religious houses. They have heard that Montmorency's journey to Flanders is given up, and think the final resolution between Francis and the Emperor is not so near as was said. Assures them of Montmorency's going immediately after Easter, but they seem to give little faith to it, and say they are otherwise informed from Flanders. They interpret to their advantage that the Turk has made no truce with the Venetians or the Christian princes, but rather prepares his armaments, so that the Christian princes will have to defend themselves rather than make war on one another. These considerations, with the confidence they profess in Francis, make them give up all war preparations and turn their whole attention to the jousts, tourneys and pastimes they intend to make after Easter, before and after their Queen's coronation, which shall be about Whitsuntide.
This King spends Easter at Hampton Court, and the writer will be there.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
[26 March.] 402. Thos. Lord Audeley, Chancellor, to Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for your letters sent by my servant. On the receipt of your last by the King's messenger I have sent you the King's commission according to the tenor of your letters. Walden, Good Friday, at night. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
26 March. 403. William Wise to Cromwell.
The letter noticed under this date in the Carew Calendar (No. 143) is really of the year 1538. See Vol. XIII., Part i., No. 606.
27 March. 404. The Marchioness of Exeter.
See Grants in March, No. 87.
[27 March.] 405. Sir William Musgrave to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs for pity and compassion. Has always borne a true heart to Cromwell next to the King. Cromwell has had an inventory taken of the writer's goods at Puttney. All he has is at his Lordship's service. Desires remembrance of: first, his right; second, his faithful service to the King both against lord Dacre and the Commons of the North in the Rebellion. Others of that country have been advanced for less; but he does not repine, if he may have Cromwell's favour and also the rents of the lands he had by his wife, giving surety for the child's (fn. 7) part. Desires to devise with Cromwell how he may best serve the King, so that he may return home in some honest estimation. His wife left him so far in debt and was so unnatural to him before her death, in consuming his goods by stealth, &c., that, without her lands or their value, he must go to prison for her very debts. Begs help and favour. Easter Even.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Marcii.
27 March. 406. Antony Kyngston to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letters to me and Mr. Wye declaring the King's pleasure concerning the parson of Avenyng, called Thomas Trowell, and John Giles, his parish priest, and also concerning a preacher called Sir Antony, (fn. 8) and the vicar of Cowley. As for the parson of Avenyng and his parish priest, I know nothing of them nor anything against them. Sir Antony is not now here in prison, but is brought before you, by virtue of your former letters to Mr. Wye, upon sureties found that he should appear before your Lordship. I sent the charges against him by your servant John Motley and Thomas Coke. Since receipt of your letters, I have called his accusers again and sent you their depositions before Sir Edm. Tame, John Huntley, James Clifford, justice of peace, and me, and have enjoined them to appear before the King's Council. The vicar of Cowley is (by command of the justice of assise at the last gaol delivery) delivered to the bp. of Worcester, his ordinary, to be ordered in the Court Christian for heresies laid to his charge. Payneswyk, 27 March. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 March. 407. Robert Wye to Cromwell.
R. O. To-day, 27th March, Ant. Kyngston and he received Cromwell's letters concerning Thos. Trowell, parson of Avening, and his priest, (fn. 9) Sir Anthony Parsons, curate of Strode, and the vicar of Cowley, about whom Kyngston has written. Does not know Trowell, and bears him neither grudge nor malice. But one, John Suewell, found in his mass book Thomas Bekett's name, written by the name of Thomas Byshopp and not rased, and would have attached him, but he brought Cromwell's letters to Kingston and the writer for his liberty.
P. 1. Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
408. Antony Kyngston and John Huntley to Cromwell.
R. O. One Sir Antony, who has been a friar, and is now parish priest of Strowde, Glouc., is accused of ill preaching, and Mr. Huntley, a fellow of mine, justice of peace, has committed him to the Castle of Gloucester upon “accusement,” as appears by the enclosed bill Please let us know your Lordship's pleasure in this. Paynswike. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Sir Anthony Kyngeston.
409. Antony Kyngston and John Huntley to Cromwell.
R. O. I have sent you up the vicar of Paynswike and also the bill of his accusation, which appears necessary to be directed to your Lordship under my master, whose Highness's pleasure and yours known, I will do my duty in the execution of justice. My fellow Huntley, who is a justice of peace, and I think we should have your Lordship's command in this matter. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Sir Anthony Kyngeston.
27 March. 410. Sir Edward Wyllughby to Dr. Bellows or Mr. Popley.
R. O. Asks them to obtain a letter from the lord Privy Seal to Mr. John Dyngley and Master Hunckes to discharge him of 15l. 6s. 8d., which he is bound to pay them for the offices and parks of Henley, which he has given up for the keeping of the King's studs. Trusts that Cromwell will see his younger brother, (fn. 10) who had these offices in reversion, otherwise recompensed. Has already written about it to Cromwell, as Sir Antony Browne, master of the King's horses, has willed him. 27 March. Signed.
P.
1. Add.
411. Barnes, Jerome, and Garret.
Burnet, iv.,
497
(from Bonner's
register.)
Foxe v., App.
No. vii.
1. Recantation by Robert Barnes, D.D., of the heresies for which he was convented before Henry VIII., and on which the King entered into disputation with him. Promises henceforth to maintain the necessity of true penance and good works, &c. In six paragraphs, each of which is signed by Barnes. The whole paper is also signed at the end by Will. Jerome and Thos. Gararde.
R. O.
Foxe v., App.
No. viii.(2).
2. Jerome's confession.
“Be it known to all men that I, William Hierome, on myd[lent] Sunday last past, have preached erroneously, perniciously [and … at] Paules Crosse to the utter perverting of th[e]…. Which damnable doctrine I utterly detest and ref[use, desiring] heartily with earnest purpose to preach the contrary to the [utmost] of my power,” and renounce these articles following:—
First, where I taught that no magistrate can make those things different which St. Paul calls indifferent, that is, bind his subjects by law under pain of deadly sin, I now say that whatever law the ruler makes “touching the restraint in this thing indifferent,” we, his subjects, are bound to keep it.
(2.) Where I taught that “without works of penance, after I be once freely justified, I may be saved by Christ's passion alonely”; I now deny this and say that Christ's passion avails nothing men who do not repent. 3. Where I called the burgesses of Parliament “butter[flies, fools and] knaves with other words of reproof to the great defa[mation] of their name and office”; for this I submit to the King's mercy. I am ready to make open recantation of the two foresaid pestilent doctrines; as I have now learned of the King's Council and learned clergy “that I have not tofore learned.”
Mutilated, pp. 2.
R. O. 3. [Jerome's recantation sermon] on the text “Et ecce duo ex illis ibant ipsa [die in] castellum quod erat in spacio, &c.”
Pp. 6. Endd: Jerome and Barnes. Very illegible at the beginning. Printed in Townsend's edition of Foxe's “Acts and Monuments,” Vol. V. App. No. XXI.
28 March. 412. W. Earl of Southampton to Cromwell.
R. O. When the strangers (fn. 11) that late were here departed, the King commanded me to appoint Portinary to accompany them and learn how they like the country; by whom his Majesty learns the great cheer you have made them, and how they have seen the Tower, ordnance, &c., and that each thing is well to their mind, especially the suppression of monasteries, which they trusted should be followed in Italy and elsewhere. The gentleman who belongs to the Dolphine told him privily he had charge from Madame de Tamps to make her commendations to the King, and a request, which he himself durst not utter, to give her two horses. His Majesty would gladly accomplish her desire, but has given away, to such strangers as have been lately with him, all his horses but one reserved for his own saddle. Yet he is willing to bestow him on her, and prays your Lordship, if you have, or wot of, any ambling horse or gelding, to help to get one for him. You shall send for the gentleman, as of yourself, and tell him the King is willing to satisfy her mind in that or any commodity of his country; and persuade him to tarry till Tuesday or Wednesday, when they shall be ready, for if his Grace should send over the same by a man of his own, percase their apparel, already appointed, would not be rich enough, though they be no worse than those sent to the Queen into Cleves, the Scottish king, or duke of Farrare. His Majesty has given order to the Master of the Horse for clothes, bits, and other necessaries; “though some respect should be had to the shortness of time, the holy days, and the work that goeth thereto, as gilt buckles, fringes, buttons of silk, and such other.” Praying you to advertise me of your opinion and of this gentleman's tarrying. Hampton Court, 28 March. Signed.
Pp.
3. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 March. 413. Henry VIII. to Thos. Dowty, of London.
Lansd. MS.
1,236, f. 8.
B. M.
Desires him to permit bearer, a servant of Ant. Kingston, serjeant of the Hawks, who is now sent into Ireland for hawks, to have a cabin and necessaries in his ship for conveyance of the said hawks. Hampton Court, 29 March 31 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P.
1. Add. Sealed.
[29 March.] 414. Henry Dowes to Gregory Cromwell.
R. O. According to your commandment, I was this day present at Mr. Jerome's sermon, and, as you desire to know how he demeaned himself about his recantation and the rest, the effect was briefly as follows:—After rehearsing the gospel of the day in English, about the appearance of Christ to the disciples going to “the castle of Emmaus,” he made a little preface, saying the iniquity of the world was such that he was compelled to write what he should speak, and not rehearse anything but what he had written, and that he wished he had acted so before; and he begged his hearers not to be hasty in taking his words, but join them with the sentences that came before and after. He then discoursed of Christ's Resurrection, rejecting partly by the way the view of St. Augustine and Theophilacte that the breaking of bread at Emmaus was the Sacrament of the Altar. But the articles he recanted were these:—1. That whereas he had preached at Paul's Cross that Sarah, Abraham's wife, betokened the Church, and that as she being a free woman had a free child without any condition, so we were justified by faith without any condition, he now protested that he had overshot himself, and that he ought to have joined thereunto baptism, penance, and the other Sacraments, which are ways and means for justification. 2. That whereas he had preached in that sermon that the magistrates could not make any laws, in things left indifferent, to bind men's consciences, he revoked the same as erroneous, bringing rulers into contempt. 3. That whereas in a sermon made in the summer he was now convinced by witnesses according to the law, that he had called the burgesses in Parliament butterflies, dissemblers, and knaves, he protested it was ill and slanderously spoken.
For these articles he said he was convented before the King, who notwithstanding the heinous reports against him, heard him so indifferently and forgave him so mercifully that there was never poor man received like pleasure at any prince's hands. Here he entered on the praise of the King's virtue and learning, and the great mercy he had found in him, so that he wondered there could be any traitors “of them that had the fruition of his Grace's presence,” and wished himself the eloquence of Homer, Demosthenes, or Cicero to extol him. Then in opposition to those that “lived in voluptie” and took Christ's Passion alone as sufficient for their salvation, he showed there must also be penance “with contrition, attrition, and renovation, which Esechias, the Ninevites, David, Peter, and Mary Magdalene had,” adducing many authorities and texts. Lastly, he said that though perplexed, he was not confounded. He was compelled to deny himself, but was not the first that had so done; it was only a form of adversity, and he wished some men would learn to do the same. Stepneth, Monday in Easter week.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
Cleop.
E. v., 374.
B. M.
2. Another copy, also holograph, and addressed, with some verbal differences. This copy is printed in Ellis, 3 S. III. 258.
Pp. 3. Endd.
29 March. 415. John Portenary to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your Lordship's letters and shown your pleasure to the gentleman, (fn. 12) who is content to tarry as long as your Lordship pleases. As your Lordship commanded me to “intratene” him, I am with him continually. London, 29 March 1540.
Mr. Cavalcant “comende” him to your Lordship.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, the Court. Endd.
29 March. 416. Sir John Seyncler to Cromwell.
R. O. Has, this day, taken “a very wretch and beggar” called William Pomell, accused by John Platt and Davy Kyrkehouse, of St. Osithe, of traitorous words against the King and Council. Encloses depositions. Has committed Pomell to Colchester gaol. Colchester, 29 March. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[29 Mar.] 417. Ric. Layton to Cromwell.
R. O.
Ellis 3 Ser.
iii., 211.
According to your letter I have sent up my servant to deliver such bills of the Portingalles (fn. 13) as I had of Ric. Hore, if he can sort them out of the other writings at my house there. Forasmuch as the Parliament now after Easter (as I hear say) proceedeth, there is one thing to be noted for reformation within the city of York, “which hath been the only decay thereof.” There be within the town 40, 60, 100, I know not how many, malt kilns. Every merchant makes a kiln and employs his stock in corn and timber to make malt. When the countrymen offer their malt in the market at 5s. a quarter, these corn graitters offer them 6s., and so buy up the whole market. They search for barley throughout Lincolnshire and bring it to York by water. They sell the malt to ale wives at their own price, and cause all the town to be ale tipplers; every idle knave gets an alehouse. Yet it is the best situated town for trade that ever I see, except London; balangers, crayers, and goodly vessels may arrive at the town side. Condemn therefore all the malt kilns, and they must return to trade in merchandize. Examine any man that knows York and he will confirm this; “yet may ye not give credence to Sir George Lawson, for he hath made, now of late, a great new garner over against his house like unto a King's great gallery, and thereby intendeth somewhat.” Your Lordship hath sundry times said you would send me beyond sea; if any occasion do occur please attempt and prove me in some small thing. Please let me know whether I shall come to London this Parliament and Convocation time, York, Easter Monday.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[29 Mar.] 418. Wallop to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
289.
Wrote last, by Francisco, how the queen of Navarre would not let him come to her himself, but write by his secretary. Did so and got her answer. At the secretary's first repair to her he was put off till next day, and then till the day after, as she was interrupted in reading the message by being sent for to the French king. On Good Friday she gave him a private interview, and replied:—1. That the King was probably right that no good would come of the mission of the Constable and Cardinal of Lorraine to Flanders, but in the other articles she was sure he was misinformed, and she would net show them to Francis. She admitted that the legate Farnese had endeavoured to alienate Francis from Henry, but assured Wallop he could not prevail. 2. That the Constable's and Cardinal's departure is still far off, and there will be half a score journeys to and fro first. 3. The French King had reckoned on having some perfect assurance of his affairs on the return of Brisack, whom he sent to the king of the Romans; but Brisack only notified that the Emperor's ambassador would be there next day. He arrived on Good Friday and brought many fair words and more delays; at which Francis and the Constable were disquieted, and have less hope now in the Emperor.
As the secretary was about to leave, the Queen informed him of a conversation she had had with the Nuncio, who told her Francis was to meet Henry at Boulogne, and urged her to use her influence against England. When the Nuncio spoke of Henry as a heretic and Lutheran, she praised his injunctions against those who spoke against the Sacrament, pointed out the difficulty of invading the country, and declared the French were more bound to England than to any other prince. She also defended his claim to be supreme head of the Church in his realm, and the Nuncio gave over. She also told Wallop's secretary, desiring him to keep it secret, that Francis had said, if he were inclined to make war, he relied only on the Constable, who, she was sure, would not seek occasion. Thinks the King should write her a letter of thanks, but if he write to Francis he had better not refer to her advertisements. Notes particularly what she said of Francis having no good captains except the Constable. That opinion may keep him in favour, for without it he should be in doubt, if matters go no better with the Emperor. He kept his chamber all day on Easter Eve, whether for displeasure or illness. Certainly both the King and he have been much disquieted since the return of the Emperor's ambassador. Francis departs at end of this week, either to Normandy or Fontainebleau. Every man thinks his going to Flanders is dashed, and nothing is said of the Constable and Cardinal going thither, or of the truce the Turk took with all Christian men at the French king's desire. But the great preparation he makes by land and sea is much spoken of.
Speaks of his diets. Abbeville, Easter Monday. Signed.
Add.:
my lord Privy Seal. Endd.
ii. News just received:—The capitulations brought by the Emperor's ambassador said, in the beginning, that the Emperor would keep his promise about Milan, but required time to speak with the Electors, and would be much occupied in Flanders and Almaign for three months. The rest of the conditions were such as Francis will not accept. Learnt this from Cattyllion and, “by means,” from the Constable's secretary.
Add.: Postscripta. For my lord Privy Seal.
29 March. 419. Christopher Mont to Wyat.
R. O. Reports his having met at Strasburg Dr. Udalricus, (fn. 14) who announced his arrival there to the Senate, and they, after making Mont a present of fish and wine, expressed themselves warmly in gratitude for Wyat's kindness to Udalricus in Spain, among other things giving him a horse. They favour all the King's servants for Wyat's sake. The Protestants are still at Smalcalde urging the Emperor to show himself a true prince, otherwise war will rage over all Germany. Sends compliments to Masson. Met in England, before leaving, a young German named Hans Bockle, who hopes the friendship he formed with Wyat in Spain will be perpetual. Frankfort, 29 March 1540.
Hol. Lat., p. 1. Add.: Mag., &c., D. Wieto, Sereniss. Anglie Regis Legato apud Cæsarem. Sealed. Endd.
29 March. 420. John Butler to Bullinger.
Orig. Letters
[Parker Soc.],
628.
Received at Basle, 24 Feb., a letter written by Peterson in England, 31 Jan. It contained no news. The Kingdom continues as in my last, but there is great hope it will ere long be better. Peterson will himself explain the loss he has sustained in the purchase of his wood. He should have taken better care when making his bargain at Glaris. Told him plainly that when he got to England he would repent having undertaken a journey for such wood. It required no critic of bowstaves to tell that. Basle, 29 March 1540.
29 March. 421. Calvin to Farel.
Corpus
Reform.,
xxxix. 30.
* * * The Emperor begins to show himself much gentler. The meeting (congressus) of the Englishman with our King has somewhat subdued him. He has offered our King his choice provided he does not seek Milan; and for this the Constable is gone to him. In this crisis the Englishman will not fail (non cessabit), much less the Admiral, who is restored to his former honor and favor. Within a few months we shall see a great change. * * * 4 Cal. April 1540.
Lat.
30 March. 422. W. Frankeleyn, Priest, to Cromwell.
R. O. After he had knowledge of the departure of the Earl of Essex, repaired, on Palm Sunday, to Hampton Court to see Cromwell. Showed my lord Admiral and lord Russell that he came to know the King's pleasure as to letters being devised signifying the Earl's departure to every knight, (fn. 15) that orisons might be made according to the ancient Statutes of the Order. They thought best, as St. George's Day was so near, to defer it and not move the King therein; but to-day Rougecrosse told me my lord of Norfolk's mind was that I should go to Court to know the King's pleasure therein, which I should be glad to do but that I have had a severe fever ever since I was there. Sends copy of the letters used heretofore in such cases, with the direction taken at St. George's Day last. Windsor, Tuesday in Easter week.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
30 March. 423. Thomas Lord Burghe to Cromwell.
Vesp. F. xiii.,
120.
B. M.
Reminds him of his suit when he was last in London, that he may be “licensed from the Parliament at this time” as he will be so busy between this and May Day, first for the marriage of his daughter to Sir Will. Musgrave, and afterwards for the discharge of his house in Lincolnshire. Ewston, 30 March. Signed.
P.
1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
31 March. 424. Bishop Bonner.
R. O. Copy from Cranmer's register of the King's mandate to the Abp., dated Westminster, 7 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., for the installation of Bonner as bp. of London, and of the Abp.'s letters in pursuance thereof, dated Lambeth, 31 March 1540, to the bps. of Winchester, Chichester, St. Asaph's, and Hereford, to assist in consecrating Bonner as bp. of London, and Heith as bp. of Rochester; also of the entries relative to the consecrations of Goodricke, bp. of Ely, Salcot of Bangor, Roland Lee of Coventry and Lichfield, and Shaxton of Salisbury, who were consecrated by Cranmer, with the assistance of John, bp. of Lincoln, and Christopher Sidon.; and of John Bradley, bp. suffragan of Shaftesbury, consecrated by John bp. of Bangor, with the assistance of John Ipolitanen. and Tho. Warelburgen., (fn. 16) bps. suffragan.
Certificate made by John Incent, registrar, that the above concords with the register; and also that it does not appear that Bonner was consecrated as bp. of Hereford, but was, before his consecration, translated to London and afterwards consecrated.
“Vera Copia” below with Abp. Parker's signature.
Latin, pp. 3.
31 March. 425. Marillac to Montmorency.
R. O.
Kaulek, 174.
(Extract.)
The sieur Pandolfe, the bearer, will describe his gracious reception by this King. Need only add to what he wrote on the 26th that people here are sure the duke of Cleves has settled his differences with the Emperor, and that Dr. Barnes, yesterday, Tuesday, in a sermon, recanted the doctrines he had preached and desired pardon of the bp. of Winchester, who was present, for the outrages he had said against him, in order that the reparation should be as public as the injury. London, 31 March.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1.
31 March. 426. Thomas Treffry to Cromwell.
R. O. Some Cornish cloth and tin, entered in the King's Custom books of Plymouth by Ric. Webbe, servant to John Servington, of Tavistock, in the names of Servington, and of Ric. Mayowe, of Tavistock, and shipped by Wm. Hawkins, of Plymouth, on Oct. 21, in a Spanish ship called the St. John, of Portugalett, Fernando de Muntelano, master, have been arrested in Flanders. Applies to Cromwell for a certificate by the King's Council as to the ownership.
Certain Truro merchants, lately come from Morles, in Brittany, passing through Fowey on 25th inst., reported that an Irish lord (fn. 17) “(supposed to be the rebellion of Desmond)” has landed in Brittany with 30 men, and ridden to the French king, to have his aid against the King.
Immediately on coming home, by lord Russel's commandment, went to Falmouth for the setting forth of the “forttlett” on the east side of the entry of the haven. Found there a ship belonging to one Pockocke, of Hampton, which was said to be laden with cloth, but was really laden with barley, and which, in spite of his requiring the master to stay, in the King's name, departed that night into Spain. Reminds him of his suit for a patent for keeping the said fortlett. Will then surrender his patent of the office of the custom of Cornwall. Has lost 100 mks. by the office, and suffered much from his journeys, in consequence of a hurt from a horse. Fowey, 31 March.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 March. 427. Richard Deveroux to Cromwell.
R. O. On Tuesday in this Easter week, March 30, Thos. Awbre, of Old Kermerthin and deputy steward of the same under the writer's lord and father, (fn. 18) came to the mayor of New Kermerthyn, asking why he suffered the maces to be carried before him in Old Kermerthyn, and required him not to usurp upon the liberties of the King's town and franchise. The mayor said he would carry his maces there spite of his teeth. A scuffle ensued, and Awbre, a man of 80 years old, was taken to gaol and then to the mayor's house. Sent to ask the mayor to let him go upon surety, but he refused. Went himself with 4 or 5 servants, and the mayor raised a cry, so that 300 persons whom he had laid in bushment in the Shire Hall came in with bills, glaives, and clubs. They followed him till they came to the Market place. Had much ado to pacify them. Asks credence for his servant the bearer, John Wiggleye. Kermerthyn in South Wales, 31 March. Signed.
Pp.
2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 March. 428. The Council of the North to Cromwell.
R. O. Are writing to the King of all things done at the York assizes. The bp. of Llandaff, their President, who is going to London shortly, will report more at length. Have reprieved till Lammas assizes Sir John Whaplod, priest, as the justices considered his offence in making the abominable rhyme for the death of the monk of Jervaux to be covered by the latter pardon to the subjects in the North. York, 31 March. Signed by the bp. of Llandaff, T. Magnus, [Sir] Thomas Tempest, [Sir] M. Constable, Sir Rauff Ellerkar, jun., [Sir] Robert Bowis, William Babthorp, Robert Chaloner, and Jo. Uvedale.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
31 March. 429. Sir John Wallop to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received the King's packet and sundry letters from my lord Privy Seal, my lord of Norfolk, Mr. Treasurer, and Mr. Wrisley, with advertisements, agreeing to my purpose, especially the following in my lord of Norfolk's letter:— “Finally, ye shall understand that never prince with more affection and with more charitable dexterity hath and daily doth persecute such ungracious persons as do preach and teach ill learnings, or against any of the old ceremonies of the Church, than the King doth. Barneys, the friar, Garrard, parson of Honey Lane, Jerome, vicar of Stepney, hath recanted from their lewd opinions, and, to be plain, his Highness is of such sort that I think all Christendom shall shortly say the king of England is the only perfect of good faith. God save him! This present hour, Wrisley showed me that yesterday my lord of Winchester dined at London with my lord Privy Seal, and were more than four hours, and opened their hearts, and so concluded that, and there be truth or honesty in them, not only all displeasures be forgotten, but also in their hearts be now perfect entire friends, and in likewise the said Wrisley with the said bishop.”
The French king lay yesternight at Pondremy and leaves to-day for La Male, a castle of Mons. de Guise in Normandy, and so to St. Germain's. Until then I cannot follow the instructions of lord Privy Seal and the duke of Norfolk. I beg you to mention this in writing to the former—not my lord of Norfolk's writing, but the receipt of my packet by John Brooke's man, this morning, the French king's departure and my repair to the Court. The French king's ambassador with the Emperor is daily looked for here. I wait here for my wife's coming, and if my lord of Sussex have any occasion to write before you, request him to inform my lord Privy Seal of the matters of France and communicate the rest to him and his colleagues and others of the Council of Calais that like the hearing of them. Of my lord of Eashekes' (fn. 19) misfortune I am sure you have heard. God pardon his soul! Abbeville, 31 March. Signed.
Pp.
2. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
31 March. 430. Sir William Terell to Sir John Sutton.
R. O. Hopes the business that has been amongst them here will amend, and that those who have written otherwise than truth will have shame. Have been thrice with my lord Master for the deliverance of Sir Clement West and Sir Nich. Lambert, according to my lord of St. John's letter and the King's pleasure, buthe still holds them in prison. Malta, 31 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful Sir John Sutton, treasurer of St. John's in England, London.
R. O. 431. Yorkshire Nuns.
Pensions assigned (lists) to the nuns of Wylberfosse, Yeddingham, Wycambe, Handale or Gryndale, Basedale, Thikhede, and Esseholte, in Yorkshire, by Leonard Bekwith and Hugh Fuller, commissioners there.
Pp. 4. Each page signed by Rychard Ryche.
432. Scotland and the Borders.
Calig. B. i.,
348.
B. M.
“Articles as well concerning the borders foranempst Scotland as the affairs of Scotland, to be delivered unto my lord Privy Seal from Sir William Eure.”
(1.) On Wednesday, 24 March, it was proclaimed in Edinburgh that no Scotchman should resort to the mart in Flanders.
(2.) The East Marches are quiet. If he could arrange it, 8 or 10 of the chief offenders on either side should be removed, the Scotch beyond Edinburgh and the English to Yorkshire. This would be a firm stay.
(3.) There has been no redress of murders and manslaughters for 17 years, which has been the chief cause of violations of the peace. Redress can only be made by special commissions from both princes, the commissioners on neither side being borderers.
(4.) If the rebels on both sides were exchanged, as is proposed, it would do much for the continuance of peace. There can be no Scotch rebels “reset” on the English borders but Sir Thos. Wharton, John Musgrave, keeper of Beaucastell, and John Heron of Chipchace can apprehend them, nor any English rebels in Scotland but Maxwell or Farnihirst can do the like.
(5.) If these things were done, “a rish bushe might surely keep the kowe,” and the peace would be secure.
When the King's pleasure is known about these matters and what is further thought expedient, will be glad to follow it.
Pp. 2.
Calig. B. ii.,
350.
B. M.
2. Another copy with verbal differences.
Pp. 2.
433. John Puleston to Cromwell.
R. O. Word is come from Ireland that Mr. Edward Gruffith, my son-in-law, is dead. Desiring your Lordship's favour to his wife and children that she and I may have his lands during the nonage; we will give your Lordship 40l. Otherwise his wife and children, “being three wenches,” are undone; for he had none issue male, and his brother Rece Gruffith says he will enter in the lands, supposing them in tail male, and thinks to disinherit the children and defeat the King of their wardship. Desires the King's letters to Sir Richard Bulkeley, chamberlain of North Wales, to prevent such entry.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
434. William Culpepper to [Cromwell].
R. O. Desires to have a grant of a house, barn, and stables called Bartone, which were granted by the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to the King. The house stands now unoccupied, as the King has made a park near Canterbury enclosed from the said house and barn, which he wishes to set in another place. Would be glad to enter Cromwell's service. Is a younger brother and has small living.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.: “William Culpeper to my l. P. S.”
435. Henry Palmer to the Lord Deputy of Calais.
Faustina,
E. vii., 31b.
B. M.
The serjeant royal, whom he sent this morning to Arde with a letter to the bailly and provost marshal “for certain larezyns (larcenies?) done within the King our Sovereign Lord's pales,” reports that he saw laborers making foundations for the new gates. Yesterday Mons. de Foulquesolles was there, and De Bies is coming, and will remain till the town is fortified. Promises nothing shall be done so near the King's pales but the Deputy shall know it. Guisnes, Monday.
P.S.— Sends the earl of Sussex some venison which he recovered in Guisnes forest by the aid of the deputy of Guisnes.
P. 1. Addressed: “To the right honorable and my singular good lord the lord deputy of Calais.” Endd.
436. Grants in March 1540.
March./Grants. 1. Edm. Jarnyngham. Grant, in tail, for 204l. paid by Sir William Kyngeston, K.G. (the said Edmund being son of dame Mary Kyngeston, now wife of the said Sir William), of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease by Isabella Sakeveilde, late prioress, and the convent of St. Mary the Virgin, Clerkenwell, near London, 12 Sept, 29 Hen. VIII., to Rog. Barker of London, innholder, of the field called the “Greate Haunger” containing a barn and fields called “Otefeldes” in the parish of Tottenham, Midd., for 20 years at 11l. 6s. 8d. rent.
Also grant of the woods growing on the premises, in as full manner as the said late prioress held the same. To hold to the paid Edmund in tail, with remainder to Sir William Kyngeston in fee simple, by the yearly rent of 22s. 8d. Del. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 12.
2. John Croke. Licence to alienate the manor of Longcompton and certain messuages, lands, &c., in Longcompton, Warw., to Ric. Ingram and his heirs for ever. Westm., 1 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 37.
3. John Croke. Licence to alienate the rectory and church of Hilmere alias Ilmere, Bucks; and the advowson of the vicarage and church thereof, and all messuages, lands, &c., in Hilmere alias Ilmere, Lymbell, and Wychyndon, Bucks, and in Steple Barton, Oxon, belonging to the late priory of Studley, to Sir Rob. Dormer, Michael Dormer, and John Goodwyn their heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 1 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 37.
4. John Grenehill, a yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordship of Ridmarley, Worc., and keeper of the park there with the usual fees and the herbage, pannage and agistment of the said park; in reversion after Ric. Barthlet, M.D., who holds by patent 1 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 34.
5. Sir Ant. Browne, Master of the Horse Annuity of 40l. out of the possessions of Sir John Savage, dec., in cos. Chester, Staff., Notts, Leic., and Salop, or elsewhere in England during the minority of John Savage s. and h. of the said Sir John, with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 1.
6. Wm. Clement, the King's master carpenter. Grant of the chief dwelling house or messuage in Westsmythfeld, London, called “th'abbot of Glastonburyes house,” now in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Whitinge, late abbot of Glastonbury. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 15.
7. Geo. Cotton. Confirmation of a grant by the late duke of Richmond, dated 1 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII., of an annuity of 20l. out of the lordships or manors of Colnewake and Lammershe, Essex; with payment of all arrears of the same which have become due to the said George since the death of the said late duke. Otelande, 9 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Mar.—S.B. addressed to the general receiver of the lands of the late duke of Richmond.
8. Geo. Cotton. To be sheriff for life of co. Denbigh, marches of Wales, with 20l. a year. Del. Westm., 2 Mar. 31 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 25.
9. John Gostwyk, of Wyllyngton, Beds, and Joan his wife. Grant, in fee, for 1,404l. 5s. 10d., of the manors of Salphobery, Flanells, Ronhall, and Ravensden, Beds.; the rectories and churches of Ronhall, Ravensden, and Willyngton, Beds., with the advowsons of the vicarages; which premises belonged to the late priory of Newenham, Beds.; and all appurtenances in Ronhall, Goldyngton, Ravensden, and Willyngton, Beds.
Also, 1 acre of land now in the tenure of the said John Gostwycke in Willyngton, Beds., which belonged to the late priory of Caldwell, Beds., and the lands called Nunlease in the Eastern field of Cardyngton, Beds., which belonged to the late priory of Chycksande, Beds.
Also, the house and site of the house late of the Friars Minors commonly called the “Grey Freers” in the town of Bedford, the church, steeple and churchyard thereof, &c., the meadow called Hanchurche meade now in the tenure of John Scott in the said town, a close called the “Busshoppes close” in the tenure of Wm. Clerke lying on the west side of a lane called “le Commen lane,” Bedford; land called le Freers Grove in tenure of Thos. Smith, and the 2 closes called “dovehouse” and “Spicers cloase” and a pigeon house now in the tenure of Wm. Borne in Bedford lately belonging to the said house, in as full manner as the last warden or chief governor or minister of the said house held the same:
Also the messuage called “le Beare” with garden, &c., in Aldergate Strete in the suburbs of London, belonging to the late monastery of St. Alban's, Herts:
Also the messuages, lands, &c., now in the tenure of John Barker in Bedenham, Beds., which belonged to the said late priory of Newenham (except a pension of 20s. issuing from the rectory of Beddenham); the tenement now in the tenure of Th. Malcott in Biddenham which belonged to the late monastery of Harwolde, Beds., and all lands called Cunditfelde beside Bedford, Middlefelde, Barleefelde, and Haylondfelde in Bedford and Biddenham, 5 acres of meadow in “le Kynges meade” in Beddenham now in the tenure of John Emery, which belonged to the said late priory of Caldwell; which premises in Biddenham are of the yearly value of 15l. 9s.d.
Also the tenements called the “Boreshedd” and the “Frithe” in Welwen, Herts; 50½ acres of land, &c., in Welwyn which belonged to the late monastery of Halywell, Midd., and the advowson of Welwen parish church:
To hold the premises by certain stated yearly rents free of all charges except the fees of the bailiffs of said manors, 21s. 8d. a year issuing from said rectories for synodals and procurations, and 40s. a year payable to the vicar of the parish church of Ronhall. Del. Westm., 3 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
10. Wm. Crane and Margaret his wife, and the heirs male of the body of the said William. Grant of the ten tenements and the gardens thereto adjoining, late in the several tenures of John Parker, Guy Crayford, Hugh Vaughan, Edw. Brysseley, Marg. Dalton, John Barnard, Ric. Herman, John Harrope, and Adrian Byscombe, within the close of the late priory of St. Helen in London; the three chambers late in the several tenures of Wm. Damarall and Emma Lawe, and those six chambers late in the several tenures of Ric. Atkyns, Alice Paule, Reginald Deane, Eliz. Watson, and of the said William in an alley within the said close, and a tenement now in the tenure of John Parker within the said close in the parish or St. Andrew Undershaft; which premises were leased to one John Rollesley. To hold by a rent of 34s. 8d. Del. Westm., 3 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 1.
11. Hen. Bronker son of Rob. Bronker, lec., of Devyses, Wilts. Lease of the site of the manor of Erlestoke, Wilts, with the demesne lands thereto belonging, and a pasture called Puddells there, parcel of the lands of Margaret, late countess of Salisbury, attainted; for 21 years; at 20l. 12d. rent. The premises were leased for a term of 60 years to the said Rob. Bronker, and the said Henry, by the said late Countess by an indenture dated 14 May 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March 31 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 13.
12. Ric. ap Davy, a yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the town and lordship of Lempster, Heref., belonging to the late monastery of Redyng. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 25.
13. Jas. Bathe. To be chief baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, vice Ric. Delahyde, with fees of 40l. Irish a year for life, notwithstanding the statute passed in the Parliament holden at Drogheda, in Ireland, on Monday after the feast of St. Andrew 10 Hen. VII., before Sir Edward Ponynges, Deputy, that officers of justice should hold office only at the will of the King. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
14. Sir Ric. Longe, of the Privy Chamber. To be chief steward of the lordships or manors and towns of Depeford stronde, Tonge, Kyngesdowne, Erith, Swannyscombe, Shillyngyelde, and Southfrith, Kent, in the King's hands by the death of the late Queen Consort Jane; with 100s. a year. Westm., 24 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 13.
15. John Rydley, groom of the Long bows. Annuity of 10l. issuing from the customs and subsidies, &c., of the ports of Exeter and Dertmouth. Westm., 1 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Mar.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 13.
16. John Wentworth. Livery of lands as son and heir of Sir Rog. Wentworth, late of Crodeham, Essex, deceased. Westm., 24 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 33.
17. Th. Robyns. Pardon (for a fine to the master of the Wards) for the offence of marrying Anne, widow of Th. Monoux, deceased, without licence of the King. Del. Westm., 3 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7. m. 28.
18. John Lambart, of Calton in Craven, Yorks. Grant, in fee, for 129l. 11s. 8d., of the yearly rent of 12d. and the service due from Geoff. Porter and his heirs, for a tenement called Malhome Hall, in Malhome, Yorks.; tenements with 2 or 3 bovates of land apiece in the several tenures of Wm. Hyll, Th. Thomson, Henry Hyrde, John Sergeaunteson, the widow of Th. Lawson, and (Le Shepegate, alias “le Prior Rake,” upon Malhome More) John Lambart, in Malhome, Yorks., of Ric. Preston, Hugh Preston, and John Atkynson, in Ayrton, Yorks.; the land and pasture called Gylderflathowe, in the several tenures of Th. Pathnowe, Th. Holgate, and the widow of Rob. Holgate, in Helyfeld, Yorks.; the yearly rent of 6s. and service due from Henry earl of Cumberland and his heirs, for a tenement in Scothorp, and the tenement and 2 bovates of land, in the tenure of John Preston, in Scothorp; all which premises belonged to the late monastery of Bolton, Yorks.; and all possessions of the monastery in Malhome, Ayrton, Helyfelde, and Scothorp, Yorks., in as full manner as Ric. Moone, the late prior, held the same. To hold by the yearly rent of 14s. 5d. Del. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 15.
19. John Rydgeway. Grant, in fee, for 417l. 13s. 4d., of the reversions and rents reserved upon a Crown lease to him, 17 July 31 Hen. VIII., of the granges of Elsham and Shyppehey grange, in the parish of Seyntmary Church, Devon, which belonged to the late monastery of Torre; for 21 years, at rents of 6l. 13s. 4d. and 7l. 15s. 4d. respectively.
Also grant, as above, of the said granges of Shepehay and Elsham and the manor of Colaton, Devon, with all appurtenances in “Saynte Mary Churche” and Tormoham, Devon. To hold by the yearly rent of 46s. 6d., free of all charges. Del. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 18.
20. Ric. Williams alias Ric. Crumwell Grant, in fee, for 4,963l. 4s. 2d., of the house and site of the late monastery of Ramsey, Hunts; the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &c.; the lordships and manors of Ramsey, Heyghmongrove, Bury, Wardeboys, Broughton, Wistowe, and Parva Raveley, Hunts; the granges or farms and messuages called Byggeng, Bury, Wardeboys, Broughton, Wistowe, Higney, and Bodsaye, Hunts, with their appurtenances in Ramsey, Heyghmongrove, Bury, Wardeboys, Broughton, Wistowe, Parva Raveley, and Walton alias Woodwalton; a windmill in Ramsey; certain lands (named) in Ramsey, Heighmongrove, and Bury, Hunts; certain woods (named) and divers marshes or fens (named); the park, land, &c., called Ramsey Parke, Hunts, and the liberty thereof; the appropriate rectories of Ramsey and Bury, Hunts, with the advowsons of the churches; and the advowsons of the churches of Wardeboys, Broughton, Wistowe, and Parva Raveley, Hunts; and all other possessions of Ramsay in Ramsey, Heighmongrove, Bury, Wardeboys, Broughton, Wistowe, and Parva Raveley, Hunts; in as full manner as John, the late abbot, held the same. To hold by the yearly rent of 29l. 16s.; with liberties. Del. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 11.
21. Steph. Cawood. Lease, for a fine of 20s., of a pasture in Redyng called Pykney, lying between the water of Kenett and Granators broke with three “Eyts” thereto belonging; a meadow there called Grasemede, with a meadow in Whiteley called Amners meade between the meadow called Wythytye on the south and west and the water of Kenett on the north; a tenement there called Salmons, in a place called Cookerowe, in Redyng, between a tenement belonging to the office of keeper of the chapel of St. Mary on the east and a tenement, late of Thomas Best, on the west; a shop there in Bocher rowe with a vacant piece of ground thereto adjoining annexed, being in length towards the “rounde house” on the east 36 feet, and in breadth towards Cheserowe 35 feet; four other shops in Bocherrowe; a tenement in Cokerowe between the tenement lately belonging to the office of keeper of the chapel of St. Mary on the west and a tenement lately belonging to the office of under-chamberlain on the east, with two other tenements in the “Highstrete” in Cheserowe aforesaid between a tenement in the tenure of Th. Turnor on the east, and a tenement late of Wm. White on the west; and with a garden or vacant piece of ground on the east side of Gropelane in Redyng:—All which are parcel of the lands of the late monastery of Redyng now in the King's hands by the attainder of Hugh, the late abbot:—for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 9l. 14s. This lease is granted on surrender of a former one made under the seal of the monastery to the said Stephen by the said Hugh. Del. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 14.
22. Th. Moyle, yeoman pro ore in the office of the “Aquaria,” and Joan, his wife. Lease of the mills of Segroyt and Myvot in the lordship of Denbigh; for the term of 21 years; at the yearly rent of 100s. and 3s. 4d. of increase: on surrender of patent 20 July 11 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease to Th. Midilton, son of David Midilton, and John Moyle, jun., son of John Moyle, the latter of whom dying, the said Thomas became solely possessed of the premises, and appointed Joan, his wife, to be his executrix. The said Joan thereby became possessed of the premises, and afterwards became the wife of the said Th. Moyle. Del. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 16.
23. Th. Gyllet alias Gellet, vintner of London. Protection, going in the suit of Arth. Plantagenet viscount Lyssle. Westm., 4 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. — P.S. Signed, “Arthur Lyssle.”
24. Edw. Twesell. Livery of lands as son and heir of Geo. Twysell, deceased, and kinsman and heir of John Twysell of Stanley Regis, Glouc., and Joan, late his wife, likewise deceased, viz., son and heir of the said George, son of Edw. Twesell, son and heir of the said John and Joan; viz., of a third part of one messuage and one virgate of land in Stanley Regis, Glouc., whereof the said John died seized (which third part has been in the King's hand from 23 Aug. 11 Edw. IV., for the assignation of the said Joan's dower); and of all the possessions of the said George or John. Westm., 26 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 7 m. 27.
25. Sir John Williams, master or keeper of the Jewels. Grant in fee, for 12[31l. 19s. 2d.], (fn. 20) of a messuage [in Wightham, Berks,] called Foxis and certain lands there now in the tenure of John Clifforde; also certain other lands, &c., in Wightham aforesaid, now in tenure of Wm. Clifforde, a messuage …, and the fishery in the water of Thames there, called “Westmans Wynde,” now in tenure of John Forthewe; and divers other messuages, &c., in Wightham, i.e. “Robertes” in tenure of Adam Howse, “Brayles” (tenant's name lost), tenements of Thos. Harreys, Robt. Howse, Thos. Spene, a rent … a water mill called Wightham mill, in tenure of Adam Howse and all tithes, &c., upon the premises. Also that portion of tithes …, co. Berks, payable for the premises. Also a messuage in Botteley called Nutbeames, lands called Herfords, Glo …, Colys, lands in tenure of Wm. Bucknour, Archerds, land in tenure of Alex. Howse, Smythes in tenure of Edm. Cowper alias Sextyun, Elmek in tenure of Ric. Machyn, … Andrewe, lands in tenure of Wm. Gery, Thos. Speny, and Eliz. Nobyll, a water mill … John Williams and all tithes, &c., on the premises which are in Botley. Also that portion of tithes due to the rectory of Comnor aforesaid for the same. All which messuages, &c., belonged to the late monastery of Abendon in the same county of Berks. Also all other possessions of the abbey in Wightham and Botley in as full manner as Thomas, the late abbot, held them.
Also grant of the manor of Weston, Oxon, the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Weston, and all other possessions there of the late monastery of Osney, in as full manner as Robt. Kyng, late abbot or commendatory of Osney, held them.
To hold by a rent of [… l.] 17s. free of all charges; with liberties.
Del. Westm., 5 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Mutilated.
26. Rob. Tregonwell, clk. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of St. Martin, Lyskerd, Exeter dioc., vice Oliver Baker, clk. deceased. Del. Westm., 5 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Endd.: At the suit of Mr. Butts. Pat. p. 6. m. 3.
27. Manus O'Denell, the King's subject. General pardon. Del. Westm., 5 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Manus O'Donel of Ireland. Safe conduct (the said Manus having intimated to the King by John Capes, merchant of Bristol, a desire to clear himself of divers offences against the King of which he is accused and to submit to the King's mercy) to come into England, with four servants, to the King, provided he first puts in safe keeping Gerald Fitzgarald, Ric. Walshe, clk., and Jas. de Lahyde, the King's rebels, so that, if he obtain his own pardon, he may deliver them up to the King. Del. Westm. 5 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
29. Sir Thos. Pope, treasurer of the Court of Augmentations. Grant, in tail male, for 100l., and in exchange for the manor or lordship of Syston, Linc., and the rectory of Syston, with the farm or grange called Gyppell Graunge in the parish of Syston, and all his messuages, lands, &c., in Syston, Linc., and in Thumley, Atterbury, Milton, Wykham, and Hanwell, Oxon, which the said Thomas bargained and sold to the Crown by indenture bearing date 20 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. of:—
The reversion and yearly rent of 18l. 6s. 2d. reserved upon a Crown lease for 21 years granted 20 Feb 30 Hen. VIII. to Sir John Bridges, of Cuberley, Glouc., and Th. Bridges, of Cornburye, Oxon, of the grange called Sewell Graunge in Brewern, belonging to the late monastery of Brewern, Oxon, and divers lands (severally specified) belonging to the said grange.
Also, all lands, &c., in Bruern, Sewell, Swarford, and Litell Tewe or elsewhere, Oxon, belonging to the said grange; and all possessions in Brewern, Sewell, Swarford, and Litell Tewe, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Redyng, Berks, and came to the King's hands by the attainder of one Hugh, last abbot of Redyng; and all possessions of the late monastery of Eynesham in those places; also the manor of Chesterton, Oxon, and all other possessions of the late monastery or college of Ayssheridge, Bucks, in Chesterton, Magna Chesterton, and Parva Chesterton, and Wendelbury, Oxon, in as full manner as the last rector or master held the same; also a tenement and lands in Chesterton Magna and Chesterton Parva, and Wendelbury, and all other possessions of the late monastery of Notley, Bucks, in Chesterton Magna and Chesterton Parva; also a tenement and lands in Chesterton Magna, Chesterton Parva, and Wendelbury, and a tenement in Ardeley, Oxon, and all other possessions of the late monastery of Stodeley, Oxon, in Chesterton Magna, Chesterton Parva, Wendlebury, and Ardeley, Oxon; also three messuages and a yearly rent of 4s. in Chesterton Magna, Chesterton Parva, and Ardeley, Oxon, and all other possessions of the late monastery of Oseney, Oxon, in those places; also two messuages and tenements and lands in Chesterton Magna, Chesterton Parva, and Wendelbury, Oxon, and all other possessions of the late monastery of Burchester alias Byssyter, Oxon, in those places; also, the manor of Shotteswell, Warw., and all other possessions of the late monastery of Studley, Warw., in Shotteswell; also, the grange of Fewcotts and Tyrsemore in the parish of Stoke Lyle, Oxon, and all other possessions there of the late monastery of Wobourne, Beds, which came to the King on the attainder of the last abbot.
Yearly value of premises, 56l. 4s.d.
Also, grant to the said Thomas, in fee simple, of the advowsons of the parish churches of Chesterton and Shotteswell belonging to the late college of Assherydge and priory of Lavenden, Bucks, respectively.
The lands are granted in tail male with contingent remainder to John Dodmer, Ralph Dodmer, Anne Dodmer, and Mary Dodmer, offspring of Sir Ralph Dodmer, late citizen and alderman of London, deceased, and Margaret his wife, to hold in survivorship, with remainder to the said Thomas Pope, his heirs and assigns. To hold by the yearly rent of 5l. 12s. 5d. Del. Westm., 9 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat p. 4, m. 13.
30. Calais. Commission to the earl of Sussex, viscount Lisle, lord St. John, Sir John Gage, Dr. Corein, Dr. Leighton, clerk of the King's closet, and John Baker, Attorney-General, to inquire into the origin of the disorder and divisions in the town of Calais, and to take such steps for the reestablishment of order as they shall think expedient. Del. 9 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 1d. (Enrolment undated.)
31. Sir Th. Jermyns, of Russhebroke. Grant, in fee, for 1,305l. 11s. 8d., of the manors of Bradfeld Monachorum, alias Monkys Bradfeld, and Stanton, Suff.; and divers woods (named) in Bradfeld Monachorum, Bradfeld Seyntclere, and Felsham, Suff.; the advowsons of the churches of Bradfeld Monachorum, and Stanton, Suff.; and all appurtenances of the said manors in Bradfeld Monachorum, Tostok, Hedgesett, Whelnetham Parva alias Whelwetham, Barton, Drynkeston, Felsham, Thorpe, Norton, Gedding, Rougham, Bradfeld Seyntclcer, Bradfeld Combusta, Pakenham, Wetherden, Russhebroke, Stanton, Over Stanton, Nether Stanton, Ixworth, Berdwell, Stowe Langtoft, Wattesfeld, Walsham, and Hapworth, Suff., or elsewhere; all which premises belonged to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmunds; also all other possessions of the monastery in Bradfelde Monachorum, and Staunton, and all those parcels of land now in the tenure of the said Th. Jermyn lying among his lands in Russhebroke, Rougham, and Barton, Suff., parcels of the manor of Oldehalle, Suff.; a tenement called “Le Sextens,” with lands, &c., in Parva Whelnetham alias Whelwetham, Russhebroke, and Bradfeld Monachorum, Suff., as lately leased to Wm. Bradstrete and Alice his wife, and Th. Bradstrete, their son; and he grove of wood called Northlond grove in Russhebroke; which premises also belonged to Bury St. Edmunds; in as full manner as John Reve alias John Melford, he late abbot, held the same.
Also the manor of Thorpe Halle, Norf., and all other possessions of the late monastery of Dartforde, Kent, in West Wrotham, Croxton, and Illington, Norf., in as full manner as the last prioress held the same.
To hold at rents of 4l. 14s. 6d. for Bradfeld Monachorum, &c.; 21s. 8d. for Stanton, &c.; and 26s. 8d. for Thorpehall; free of charges, except 20s. a year as fee of the bailiff of the said manor of Bradfeld Monachorum; 10s. a year for the livery of Th. Bakon, farmer of parcel of the said manor, and 10s. a year for the livery of Geo. Scott, farmer of another parcel of the same manor, with liberties. Del. Walden, 10 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 26.
32. Rog. Bluett of Holcombe Rooges, Devon. Grant in fee, for 520l. 16s. 8d., of the manors of Holcombe and Buhull, with all appurtenances in Holcombe Rooges and Sampford Peverell, Devon, parcel of the lands of the late cell of Carsewell, Devon, which belonged to the late monastery of Montague, Soms.; the manor of Monke Cullom, with all appurtenances in Sylverton Brodeclyste and Columpton, Devon, belonging to Montague.
Also, a cottage, &c., in the tenure of Agnes Hugh, widow, in Holcombe Rooges, which belonged to the late priory of Taunton, the manors of Haglegh and Donyngeston, Soms., with appurtenances in Mylverton, Soms., and Cleyhanger, Devon, and elsewhere, belonging to the late monastery of Torre, Devon; the manor of Somersett Sheppen, Soms., with appurtenances in Thorne and Sampford Arundell, Soms., belonging to the late monastery of Canonlegh, Devon; except a close of land and pasture which was in the personal occupation of the late abbess of Canonlegh and is now leased to Th. de Soulemont for 21 years at 13s. 4d. rent. All advowsons excepted. To hold at a rent of 57s. 9d. free of all charges. Del. Walden, 10 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 25.
33. Rob. Drury, of Chalfont St. Peter's, Bucks. Grant, in fee, for 594l., of the manor, the rectory and church, and the advowson of the vicarage and parish church of Chalfont St. Peter's, which belonged to the late monastery of Missenden, Bucks; and all possessions of the monastery in Chalfont St. Peter's, Chalfont St. Giles', Isnamsted, Cheynes and Hugeley, Bucks, in as full manner as John Otewell, the late abbot, held the same. To hold by a rent of 66s., with liberties. Del. Walden, 10 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 25.
34. Ric. Tomyowe. Lease of (1) all tithes in the parishes of Tylehurst, Berks, and of St. Mary and St. Giles, Readyng, Berks; (2) a meadow called “Le Vasterne,” with a small meadow thereto adjoining; (3) 12 acres of meadow lying in “the greate Est medowe, with commons in the said meadows; and (4) the fishery of Kenett belonging of old to the office of cellarer of the late abbey of Readyng; which premises came to the King by the attainder of Hugh, the late abbot of Reading. With reservation of the tithes of hay, on lands in tenure of John Blakman in Landemede, Calcote, Northcote, Southcote, Shudwik and Colley and parcel of Langney, and the tithes hay of two meadows in Colley in the parish of Tylehurst; and all tithes of Mottehall Barne, and of 2 meadows in Solamsted now in the tenure of Th. Knappe in the parish of Tilehurst; and all tithes of Westwoderowe in tenure of John Blakenor in the same parish; and all tithes of lands in tenure of Ric. Seward called Yeld, and of John Downer called Matoxfeare in the parish of St. Giles in Reading, and of Rob. Raddat, Wm. Dean, Th. Netherclyff and Th. More in the said parish of St. Giles; with all tithes in the aforesaid parishes now granted or leased to Steph. Cawode. Term 21 years; rents 7l., 4l., 48s. and 13s. 4d. respectively. This lease is granted on surrender of one granted to the said Richard for 61 years by the said abbot and convent, which former lease besides the premises included the rectories of Tilehurst, Colley and Whitley, Berks. Del. Walden, 11 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 27.
35. Nich. Brystowe, clk. Lease of the rectory of Marton, Wilts, late in the tenure of John Horsey, parcel of the lands lately belonging to the monastery of Glastonbury, Soms., now in the King's hands by the attainder of Richard, late abbot; term 21 years; rent 18l. Del. Walden, 11 Mar. 31 H en. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 17.
36. Oliver Frankelyn. Lease, for a fine of 20s., of the site of the manor of Claveryngbury, Essex; and divers parcels of land, &c. (specified); parcel of the lands late of Margaret countess of Salisbury attainted; with reservations; term 21 years; rent, 20l. Del. Walden, 11 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 17.
37. John Croke, one of the Six Clerks of Chancery. Licence to alienate the chapel of Senekworth alias Sakworth, Berks, and all tithes, &c., thereto belonging, to Sir John Williams. Westm. 11 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 1.
38. Crown lands. Commission to Thomas lord Cromwell, keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir John Daunce and Ric. Pollard, surveyors of Crown lands, to sell, in the King's name, such lands as have come to the Crown by attainders, by the common law, or by Acts of Parliament, to the clear yearly value of 1,000l., except the lands of the late attainted monastery of Glastonbury, and all houses and tenements whereto no lands belong, in London and other cities and towns, &c., for ready money, at 20 years' purchase, or more at their discretion, according to the particulars, values, and certificates to be made by the auditors of the same. No one manor or farm above the yearly value of 50l. to be sold without the King's command or pleasure. Houses and tenements without land in London and elsewhere may be sold at 15 years' purchase. Del. Walden, 12 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 1. Rym., xiv., 653.
39. Ric. Andrewes, of Frefolke, Hants. Grant, in fee, for 389l. 19s. 2d., of the manor of Laverstoke alias Larkestoke, Hants, belonging to the late monastery of Hide alias Hida, Hants; and the advowson of the parish church of Laverstoke; in as full manner as the last abbot held the same; to hold by the yearly rent of 42s.d. Del. Walden, 13 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 24.
40. Ric. Browne, a page of the King's chamber. Lease of the site of the manor of Saham alias Saham Tony, Norf., called Hallhouse, and divers lands (specified), which were late in the tenure of Sir Chr. Jennye; certain lands (specified) which were late in the several tenures of Rob. Nicholas, Greg. Trendall, John Chapman, John Borough, and John Beales; and a fishery there called Saham Mere, and the warren of coneys there, late in the tenure of the said Sir Chr. Jenney; 62 acres of pasture in Saham at the end of a park of land called “Thauerage of Parkers,” late in the tenure of Sir Jas. Boleyn. Also the site of the manor of Panneworth Hall, with divers houses thereto belonging, and 8 acres of land with thorns growing on it; and a pasture for 400 sheep called “a Foulde cours” in the common of Asshehill, Norf. All which premises are parcels of “Warwyks landes” now in the King's hands by the death of Sir Th. Boleyn, late earl of Wiltshire: term 21 years; at certain stated yearly rents. Del. Walden, 13 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. With a note that this lease is granted free of fine, by the King's command, as related by Wm. Sherington, a. page of the Wardrobe of Robes, messenger of Anth. Denny, one of the gentlemen of the Privy chamber. Pat. p. 4, m. 15.
41. Thomas lord Crumwell. Licence to alienate the manors of Carleton and Willingham, Camb., and the advowsons of the parish churches of Carleton, with the chapel of Willingham thereto annexed, and Weston Colvile, Camb.; a yearly pension of 2s. 6d. issuing from the rectory of Weston Colvile aforesaid; a yearly pension of 2s. issuing from the rectory of the parish church of Carleton with the said chapel; and all tithes and portions of tithes called Barbedors; and all tithes, &c., in Weston Colvile; and all other lands, &c., in Carleton, Brynkley, Carleton [Barbedors, Weston Colvile, and Willingham (fn. 21) ], Camb.; to Th. Elyot, and Margaret, his wife, and their heirs for ever. Westm. 13 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m 2.
42. Geo. Butler of Sharnebroke, Beds. Grant, in fee, for 173l. 12s. 6d., of (1) the manor called Le Toft, Beds; and all lands in the parish of Sharnebroke and in Suldrope, Beds; the wood called Sondewoode, and a parcel of water called the water of Owse in Sharnebroke and Suldrope; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Sharnebroke and Suldrope, Beds, lately leased to the said Geo. Butler; which premises belonged to the late monastery of Newnehame, Beds. Also the pasture called Chiksande close and all lands which were leased to Th. Holbeache in the parish of Mullesworth, Hunts; which belonged to the late monastery of Chiksand, Beds; and (2) a close of land and all lands (worth 5s. a year) which were lately leased to John Hardwyke, in the parish of Sharnebroke, belonging to the late monastery of Caldwell, Beds. To hold by rents of (1) 18sd. and (2) 6d. Del. Walden, 15 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. — S.B. Pat. p. 6; m. 28.
43. John Horner. Lease of all the tithes of corn and hay of the rectory of Dultyng, and a barn and half a stable and the mortuary of the same rectory when it shall happen; parcel of the lands of the late monastery of Glastonbury, now in the King's hands by the attainder of Richard, the late abbot; term 21 years; rent 18l. 16s. 8d. On surrender of a similar lease to the said John by the said late monastery. Del. Walden, 15 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 16.
44. Sir Th. Cheyne, warden of the Cinque Ports and treasurer of the King's Household. Grant, in fee, for 283l. 15s. 10d., of the reversion and yearly rent of 3l. 18s. 8d. reserved upon a Crown lease, dated 10 May 31 Hen. VIII., to John Wheler, of the house and site of the late monastery of Faversham, Kent; with its gardens, &c. (specified).
Also, the land and marsh called Negdon Mershe in Graveney, Kent, lately belonging to the same late monastery.
Also, the messuages, tenements and lands in the tenure of the said Thomas Cheyne, and formerly in that of Jasper Fyloll and late in that of Th. Fereby and Wm. Lylgrave, within the circuit, precinct and walls of the late priory of Friars Preachers near Ludgate in London. To hold by a rent of 34s.d. Del. Walden, 16 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 29.
45. Sir Th. Chenye, warden of the Cinque Ports and treasurer of the King's Household. Grant, in tail male, of the manor, the rectory, and the advowson of the vicarage of Patrykesborne, Kent; all which belonged to the late monastery of Marten, Surrey, in as full manner as the last prior held the same. Also certain land now in the tenure of Rob. Coldwell in a field called Southfeld in Faversham, Kent, and at Hedgdale in the parish of Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, and the tithes in the said land of Southfelde, except the tithes of one acre of land in the south corner of the field; all which lands and tithes belonged to the late monastery of Faversham. Kent 4l. 23d. Del. Walden, 16 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
46. Sir Th. Denys of Holcumburnell, Devon. Grant, in fee, for 314l. 15s. (1) of the house and site of the late monastery of Bukfast, Devon; the church, steeple, and churchyard and divers lands (named), with the fishery of the waters of Dart, Northbroke and Hoke in the parishes of Bukfaste Legh, Holl and Brent, Devon, which were in the proper occupation of the late abbot, with reservation of a great wood called Astridge Wood within the manor of Bukfaste Legh, Devon; also (2) all possessions (value 26s. 3d.) in the parish of Dunsford, (fn. 22) Devon, of the late priory of St. Nicholas, Exeter. To hold by rents of 32s. 4d. and 2s. 8d. respectively. Del. Walden, 16 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 29.
47. John Vaughan. Grant of the next presentation to the free chapel royal in the castle of Snodhyll, now in the possession of Rob. Geffrey. Hampton Court, 12 July 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 18 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat p. 5. m. 2.
48. Ph. Hobbye and dame Elizabeth, his wife. Grant, in tail, of the manor of Offenham, Worc., belonging to the late monastery of Evesham, and all other possessions of the monastery there except advowsons and other spiritualities; and all messuages, lands, &c., called Powden in the parish of Church Honyborn, Worc., belonging to the said late monastery, with house or tenement called the “Deyhouse” and two “Shepthouses” with the “loftes” and closes, &c. (specified) there; rent, 7l. 3s., with liberties. Del. Walden, 19 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
49. Town of Leicester. Grant to the mayor and burgesses of a yearly fair for five days at the said town, viz., two days before the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the day of said feast, and two days after. Del. Walden, 20 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 2.
50. James Gage, of the King's household. Grant, in fee, for 514l. 18s. 4d., of the house and site of the late priory of Helaugh, in co. city of York; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the same, &c., and numerous closes (specified), of which one is said to have been formerly in the tenure of the late wife of Th. Bisshopp, and another is described as being near the water of Warfe, in Helaugh, Hagney, Hagneby, and Tadcaster, in co. city of York; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Helaugh, which belonged to the said late monastery, except certain woods (named); also, the close of land and pasture called Hagnay, lying among the said lands, which belonged to the late priory of Clementhorpe, in co. city of York. To hold by a rent of 57s. 3d. Del. Walden, 20 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 31.
51. John Scotte, gunner. To be gunner in the blockhowse of Mylton, Kent, with fees of 8d. a day, from the feast of the Annunciation of St. Mary last, since which time he has exercised the office. Hampton court, 15 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 20 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 2.
52. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Grant, in fee, for 343l. 10s., of 3 messuages, 1 cottage, 2 tofts, 300 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture in Hemyngton, Northt., belonging to the late monastery of St. Benet and all Holy Virgins, Ramesey, Hunts; and all other messuages, lands, &c., in Hemyngton, belonging to the same late monastery; in as full manner as the said late abbot held the same.
Also, the rectory and manor of Wekeley, Northt., and the advowson of the vicarage and church of Wekely, and certain messuages, cottages, &c., in Wekeley belonging to the late monastery of St. James next Northampton; and all manors, messuages, &c., in Wakeley belonging to the same late monastery, value 8l. 13s. 4d.
Also, a messuage, a cottage, 15 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Hemyngton and Lodington, Northt., and 1 messuage and certain acres of land, &c., there and in Kyngesthorpe alias Kynnesthorp, Northt., which belonged to the late monastery of St. Guthlac, Thorney, Camb. To hold by rents of 14s., 17s. 4d., and 6s. 10d. respectively.
Also liberty to appropriate the rectory of Wekeley; with liberties. Del. Walden, 21 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, ms. 31–32.
53. George Gyffard, one of the particular receivers of the Court of Augmentations. Grant, in fee, for 210l. 11s. 8d. of (1) the lands, meadows, &c., called Parkefelds in Dodford, in the parish of Stowe, Bucks, belonging to the late monastery of Catesbye, Northt., a tenement and 23 acres of land, &c., late in the tenure of Rog. Blake alias Blakwell and now in that of John Gyffard, in Dodford, and the woods called Shortewoods lying upon a common near the said Parkefelds in Dodford and in Stowe, Bucks, belonging to the said late monastery; and (2) the manor or grange called Gorall alias Gorall Grange in Dodford, Bucks, belonging to the late monastery of Bytlesden, Bucks. Yearly values (1) 6l. 8d., (2) 5l. 13s. 4d.:—rents (1) 12s. 1d., and (2) 11s. 4d. Del. Walden, 21 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 19.
54. Sir John Horsey. Grant in fee, 1,242l. 3s. 9d., of the reversion and rent reserved upon a crown lease to him, dated 4 Jan. 31 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the late monastery of Shyrborne, Dorset, with its demesne lands (specified), and the site of the manor of Wyke, Dorset, with certain lands (specified), belonging to the said late monastery; for 21 years, at 104s. 8d. rent for the monastery, and 16l. 10s. 6d. for the manor.
Also, grant as above, of the site, church, steeple, and churchyard of the said late monastery, and a water mill, &c., within and near the said site, and all woods on the premises; the wood called Iverwood near the meadow called Ivermede, Dorset, the manors of Bradford and Wyke, Dorset, the lands called Tryll in the parish of Clyfton, Dorset, a water mill, and all messuages, lands, &c., in Estmyll in the parish of Bradford, Dorset, belonging to the said late monastery, and all appurtenances of the aforesaid manors in Bradford and Wyke, Dorset, and elsewhere, in as full manner as John Barstable, the last abbot of Shyrborne, held them.
Also, a tenement and lands in the tenure of George Rede in the said parish of Bradford, Dorset, which belonged to the late priory of Cannyngton, Soms. Annual value, 8s.
Also, the manor or grange of Creche in the island of Purbyk, Dors., belonging to the late monastery of Byndon, Dors., and lands (specified) late in tenure of Oliver Laurence.
Also, the chief messuage or mansion called Longleyte, Wilts, lately belonging to the priory of Henton, Soms., and all houses and lands, &c., thereto belonging, and divers lands in the parishes of Deverall Long Bridge, Longleyte, and Hornyngesham, Wilts, and the lands called Bayclyff in the parish of Maydenbradlegh, Wilts, a close of land called Chauntery close and 50 acres of land in certain fields in the parish of Hill Deverell, Wilts, belonging to the said late monastery of Henton.
With reservation of the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Bradford church. At certain stated rents. Del. Walden, 21 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 32.
55. Thos. Strode. Lease of the chief messuage of BudcleifF with certain land, meadow in the common meadow of Estmede and herbage in the woods called le Parkes alias Budcleighs- bare; also the rectories of Budcleigh and Baltonnesburgh, with tithes, &c.; which premises belonged to the monastery of Glastonbury, Soms., and are in the King's hands by the attainder of Richard, the late abbot; with reservations. Term 21 years; rent 11l. and 3s. 4d. increase for the messuage, and 20l. 10s. for the rectories. Del. Walden, 21 March 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 16.
56. Robert Sowthwell. Annuity of 100l. Del. Walden, 21 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Endd.: “Mr. Robt. Southwell to be admitted of the Council in Mr. Hare room with the fee of c.l.” and again “for his office last given him.” Pat. p. 5, m. 2.
57. Nicholas Bacon, of London. Grant in fee, for 488l. 15d., of the manor of Ingham alias Ingham Hall, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's, Suff., the advowson of the parish church of Ingham; and all the demesne lands of Ingham and Tymworth, Suff., and all appurtenances of the manor in Ingham, Tymworth, Ampton, Culforth, Forneham St. Genovefe, Forneham St. Martin's and Levermere Magna, Suff., or elsewhere; and the faldages, and rights of faldage of Ingham, and all lands, &c., in Ingham, thereto belonging; in as full manner as John Reve alias Melford, the late abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, held the same. To hold at a rent of 43s. 6d. with liberties. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 35.
58. Thos. Bacon, of Hedgesett, Suff. Grant, in fee, for 249l. 7s. 11d., of the manor of Hedgessett, belonging to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmunds, Suff.; with the advowson of the parish church, the woods called Chevyns Woode and Monkys Woode in Hedgessett; and all appurtenances in Hedgessett, Beighton, Burye, Thurston, Drynkeston, Rougham and Bradfeld Monachorum, Suff.
Also, the manors of Culpho, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Leyston, value 72s. 3d. To hold by rents of 19s. 1d. for Hedgesett and 7s. 3d. for Culpho. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIIL—S.B. Enrolled wrongly on Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 27.
59. Sir James Bulleyn, of Salle, Norf., and Elizabeth, his wife. Grant in fee (in exchange for the manors or lordships of Hever, Seale and Kemsyng, Kent, and possessions there late of Thomas, late earl of Wiltshire, dec., brother of the said James, which the said James sold to the crown by indenture dated 31 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII.—and for 200l.) of the manors or lordships of Morehalle in Salle and Egmer, Norf. belonging to the late priory of Walsingham Norf., the manor or lordship of Hevyngham, Norf., formerly belonging to the bishopric of Norwich and the manors or lordships of Causton, Cardeston and Ryffehame, Norf., with the advowson of the parish church of Causton which the King lately bought from Charles duke of Suffolk; with liberties. Yearly rent, 16l. 21d. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 20.
60. John Grenefeld, serjeant at-arms, Grant, in fee, for 236l. 11s. 8d., of the manor of Tudheys alias Mynchyn Home, Devon, belonging to the late priory of Polslo, Devon, with all appurtenances in Cullyton and Axmouth, Devon; in as full manner as the last prioress held the same. To hold by a rent of 26s. 4d., with liberties. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen, VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 16.
61. Thomas Gyttons, vintner of London. Grant, in fee, of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases, viz.:—
i. By John Batemanson, formerly prior, and the convent of the Carthusian house of the Salutation of the Mother of God next London:—(1.) 23 June 23 Hen. VIII. to Ph. Smyth, of the parish of Clyff, Kent, yeoman, and Rob. Smyth and John Smyth, his sons, of the manor of Cardons and a tenement called Bullardes, with a stock of 20 ewes; term 21 years; rent 5l. 16s. 8d.
(2.) 23 June 23 Hen. VIII., to John Potett, of Clyff, Kent, yeoman, of the tenement called Drapers in Clyff; term 21 years; rent 43s. 4d.
(3.) Same date, to Th. Drynkwater, of Higham, Kent, husbandman, of the tenement with lands thereto belonging, then in his occupation, in the parishes of Higham and Clyff; term 21 years; rent 56s.
(4.) Same date, to John Goldocke of Clyff, Kent, husbandman, of the tenement called Southwood in the said parish, which the said John then held; term 21 years; rent 3l. 10s.
(5.) Same date, to John Ewen of Clyff, Kent, husbandman, of the messuage and six acres of land thereto belonging in the parish of Clyff, which the said John then held; term 21 years; rent 13s. 4d.
(6.) 24 June 23 Hen. VIII., to Richard Sompnere of Clyff, Kent, husbandman, of two marshes and five acres of land in the parish of Clyff; term 21 years; rent 20s.
(7.) 23 June 23 Hen. VIII., to Wm. Browne, Th. Browne, and John Ewen of Clyff, husbandmen, of the marsh called Northehope in the said parish of Clyff, which the said Wm. Thomas and John then held; term 21 years; rent 13s. 4d.
ii. By Wm. Trafford, the late prior, and the same convent:—
(8.) 11 May 29 Hen. VIII., to the said Th. Gyttyns, vintner, of London, of a messuage or tenement and a garden in Clyffe which lately belonged to John Gatton, then deceased, and which Wm. Tymbeth, a former prior of the said late monastery, recovered against the said John by writ of cessavit as appears by the record thereof in Trin., 19 Hen. VII.
To hold by a yearly rent of 30s. 10d. free of all burdens except a yearly rent of 6s.d. payable to the prior and convent of Christchurch, Canterbury; another of 15d. payable to the prior and convent of Rochester, Kent; another of 16d. payable at the manor of Mortymer, Kent; another of 22d. payable to the prior and convent of Rochester; and another of 20s. payable to the college of St. John in Cambridge.—S.B. (undated). Westm. 22 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 23.
62. Thomas Legh, LL.D. Grant, in fee, for 1,126l. 13s. 4d., of the house and site of the late priory of St. Oswald, York; the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &c.; and numerous closes of pasture (specified) commonly called the “demeasne landis” of the said late monastery in the parish of Wragbye, Yorks.; two water corn-mills near the site of the said late priory in Wragbye; a small parcel of land there; a coal mine in the lordship and parish of Croffton, York, late in the proper occupation of the late prior; the grange of Huntewyke in the parish of Wragbye, and divers closes of pasture, &c. (specified) there; the chief messuage called Okenshawe and lands, &c., thereto belonging, in the parish of Croffton; the chief messuage called Holewell alias Howell Halle and all lands, &c., thereto belonging, in the parish of Thrynscoo, Yorks., belonging to the said late monastery; the wood called Holewell alias Howell and a small wood there. Also the site of the late priory or cell of Skokyrke, Yorks., belonging to the said late monastery; the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &c.; and divers closes, meadows, fields, &c., in the parish of Bylton, Yorks., belonging to the said late priory or cell; two cottages in Tockwithe, in the said parish, in the tenure of Richard Lyncolne and — (blank), 4s. yearly rent issuing from a tenement in Kirkehamerton, Yorks., belonging to the said late priory or cell; and all tithes of the mill called “Stanke myll” in — (blank). Also the site of the manor of Bramham called Bramham Byggynge, belonging to the late priory of St. Oswald; and pasture for 360 sheep in the common moors of Bramham; two parts of a meadow called “le Aplegarthe” in Bramham; the warren of coneys in Bramham, and the woods called “le West Wodd” and “le Raks” there:—To hold by the yearly rent of 8l. 10s. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 2.
63. Wm. Rede, of Beccles, Suff., merchant. Grant, in fee, for 120l., of the marsh or pasture in Beccles called Beccles Common or “Beccles Fenne,” which belonged to the abbot of the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's; with reservation of waifs, strays, &c., and rushes sufficient for the repair of the houses in the town of Beccles. To hold to the use of the said William, his heirs and assigns, and the other inhabitants of the town or lordship of Beccles, to the intent that the said William shall, according to constitutions and ordinances to be appointed within five years next to come and to be approved by the justices of assize, permit the inhabitants to have sufficient pasture for their cattle and other commodities and profits. Yearly rent of 13s. 4d. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 18.
64. John Samweys, of Wynterborne Martyn, Dorset. Grant, in fee, for 409l. 15s., of the manor of Toller alias Toller Fratrum, and the rectory and church of Toller alias Toller Fratrum and Wynford, Dorset, belonging to the late priory of Bukland alias Mynchyn Bukland, Soms.; and the advowson of the vicarage of the parish church of Toller Fratrum and Wynford, Dorset; in as full manner as Kath. Bourghchyer, the last prioress, held the same. Also the lands, pasture, and common called “le Sylke,” now in the tenure of the said John Samweys, in Wynterborne Martyn, Dorset, belonging to the late priory of Martyn, Surr., except mines of lead and tin on the premises. To hold by rents of 44s. 4d. for the premises in Toller and Wynford, and 15d. for those in Wynterborne Martyn. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 18.
65. Francis Sydney, an equerry of the King's stable. Annuity of 20l. Westm,, 26 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 2.
66. Thomas Trencharde, of Moreton, Dorset. Grant, in fee, for 464l. 20l., of the reversion and rent reserved upon a 21 years' lease, dated 12 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII., to John baron Russell, of the site of the manor of Wynterborne Musterton, Dorset, belonging to the late monastery of Tarraunte, Dorset, with divers lands (specified).
Also grant, as above, of the manor of Wynterbome Musterton, and the manor or farm, messuage, or tenement called Hyde, Dorset, belonging to the said late monastery of Tarrante, now in the tenure of Agnes Lowpe, widow; and all the messuages, lands, &c., in Manyngton, in the parish of Gussage All Saints, Dorset, which were lately in the tenure of Th. Gawyn, belonging to the said late monastery; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Stower Payne, Dorset, which belonged to the said late monastery; and all woods growing on the premises, &c.; and all messuages, lands, &c., in tlie parishes of Kyngeston and Bere, Dorset, belonging to the said manor of Wynterborne Musterton, and other premises.
Also, the wood called “Langley Throte Coppes,” within the manor of Beare, Dorset, next the great wood called Beerewoode, abutting on the road called “Langley throte waye,” on the south, and upon “a coppes” of one Geo. Turbervyle on the west, and upon a field called Beare felde on the north, and upon a pasture called Langley closes on the north and east, which belonged to the said monastery of Tarrante. To hold by certain stated rents. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 34.
67. Sir Thomas Trenchard, of Wolveton, Dorset. Grant, in fee, for 412l. 11s. 8d., of the manor of Hilfelde, Dorset, belonging to the late monastery of Mylton alias Myddelton, Dorset; and all tithes on the demesne lands of the said manor lately leased to the said Sir Th. Trenchard and Th. Trenchard, his s. and h. apparent, for the term of their lives; in as full manner as John Bradley, last abbot of Mylton, held the same. Also lands, &c., called Lytelburton, in the parish of Charmyster, Dorset, and a fulling mill there belonging to the late monastery of Cerne, Dorset; in as full manner as the premises were lately leased to the said Th. Trenchard, and as Th. Corton, last abbot of Cerne, held the same; with reservations: To hold by a rent of 46s. Del. Walden, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 19.
68. Thomas Holcrofte, esquire of the Royal Body. Lease of the lordship or manor of Byllyngton, Lanc., parcel of the lands of the monastery of Whalley, Lanc., now in the King's hands by the attainder of John, the late abbot; with reservations; term, 21 years; rent, 44l. 13s. 9d., and 12s. 7d. of increase. Del. Walden, 23 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 17.
69. John Grenefyld, Serjeant at arms. Licence to alienate the manor of Tudheys alias Minchyn Home, Devon, formerly belonging to the late priory of Polslo, to John Drake, of Musbury, Devon, his heirs and assigns for ever. Walden, 23 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1. Also on p. 6, m. 3.
70. Philip Josselyn, gunner. To be gunner in the blockhouse in Gravesend, Kent, with 8d. a day payable from the Feast of the Annunciation of St. Mary last, since which time he has exercised the office. Hampton Court, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 23 Mar.—P.S. Pat. 31 Hen VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
71. John Baron Russell. Grant, in fee, for 1,041l. 9s. 2d., (1) of the manor of Aston Abbots, Bucks, belonging to the late monastery of St. Alban's, Herts; the rectory of the parish church of Aston Abbots; all tithes, &c., of the said parish church appropriated to the said late monastery; and the advowson of the rectory and vicarage of the said parish church, in as full manner as Richard, the late abbot, held the same; also (2), the manor or grange of Clopton Halle, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Burye St. Edmund's, Suff., with two parts of all tithes arising from the said manor; and all possessions of the monastery in Clopton Halle and Ratlesden, Suff., and all lands, &c., in Ratlesden, which John, the late abbot, or any of his predecessors acquired of Ric. Page, of Ratlesden. To hold by rents of 4l. 13s. 4d. and 22s. 6d. Del. Walden, 24 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 3.
72. Sir Thos. West lord La Warr, and dame Elizabeth, his wife. Grant in fee (in exchange for the manors or lordships of Halfnaked and Wallerton, Sussex, Halfnaked and Goodwood parks, and all lord Lawarr's lands in Halfnaked, Walberton, Moudham, Byrdham, Westychenor, Hunston, Ivernoll, Woodcote, Westerton, Strethampton, Boxgrave, Compton, Offham, and Yapton, Sussex, sold to the King by indenture dated 3 March 31 Hen. VIII.), of the site, circuit, &c., of the late monastery of Wherewell alias Wherwell, Hants; and the water-mill and 30 acres of land and several water in Wherwell formerly belonging to the said monastery, and late in the occupation of the last abbess; the manors or lordships of Wherewell, Westover, Middelton, Totyngton, Bolyngdon, Good alias Goodworth, Clateford and Anne Parva, Hants, parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery; the prebend of Good alias Goodworth, Hants, with all messuages, houses, &c., thereto belonging in Wherewell, and in Knyghtmede and Good alias Goodworth, Hants, and the advowson of the parish church of Wherewell; woods called Upyn Copyes and Harewod, Hants; and all appurtenances of the manors aforesaid in Wherewell and Good, and in Westover, Middelton, Totyngton, Bolyngdon, Clateford, Anne Parva, Barton, Multoun, Bartome, and Byden, Hants; and all messuages in co. Hants called Jayes, late in the tenure of one Richard Burley, and formerly parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery: To hold by the yearly rent of 137l. 3s. 8d., with liberties. Del. Walden, 24 March, 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 4.
73. Anthony Harvy. To be overseer of crown lands in cos. Cornw., Devon, Soms., Dors., Wilts, and Hants, in the King's hands by reason of the attainder of Henry late marquis of Exeter; with an annuity of 20l. out of the issues of the said lands. Westm., 24 March. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 20.
74. Sir Th. Kytson, of London, and Margaret, his wife. Grant, in fee, for 3,710l. 20d., of the manors of Risbye, Sextens alias Westley, Chevyngton, Hargrave, Downeham, Forncham All Saints, Forneham St. Geneveve, and Forneham St. Martin, and the park of Chevyngton, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's, Suff.; the manor or messuage called the “Priorie” in Forneham St. Geneveve, with certain closes, water-mills, and land in Forneham St. Geneveve, thereto belonging; a close of land and pasture called Oxe pasture in Magna Barton, Suff., belonging to the said late monastery; and all rents and services, &c., in the said manor and the parish of Hengrave, Suff., which belonged to the said late monastery; the advowsons of the churches, chantries, and chapels of Risbye, Westley, Chevington, Hargrave, Forneham All Saints, Forneham St. Geneveve, and Forneham St. Martin, Suff.; and all appurtenances of the manors aforenamed in Rysbye, Westley, Chevington, Hargrave, Downeham, Hengrave, Forneham All Saints, Forneham St. Geneveve, Forneham St. Martin, and Magna Barton, Tymworth, and Babwell, Suff., in as full manner as John Reve alias John Melford, the late abbot, held the same:—with reservation of the rectories appropriated to the same late monastery: To hold at certain stated rents; with liberties; certain rents being reserved for fees of officers. Del. Walden, 25 Mar., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 24.
75. John Croftes, of Westowe, Suff. Grant in fee, for 497l. 7d., of the manor of Westowe, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmunds; the advowson of Westowe church; a water-mill and meadow thereto belonging, now in the tenure of the same John; a fulling mill in Westowe belonging to the same, now in the tenure of Rob. King, Robt. Grome and Wm. Cawston; also a close of land and pasture called Cagis close in Magna Barton, Suff., parcel of the lands of the said late monastery; also the yearly rent of 4s. 8d. and 3 quarters of oats which the hospitaller of the said late monastery used to pay to the hundred of Blackborne, Suff.; and other rents (with services) due to the said hundred, by the following and their heirs, for lands in Westowe, i.e. parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery, viz.:—18d. and 4 bushels of oats from Th. Lucas, 7s. 11d. and 2 quarters of oats from the said John Croftes, 21d. from Th. Parkyn, 4d. from Rob. Knyght for lands late of Ric. Goche, 2d. from Rog. Largeaunte for lands late of Rob. Mordawe, 3d. from John Bache for lands late of John Bache, sen., 6d. from John Creme for lands late of Hen. Burwell, 5d. from John Long for lands late “Rydars.” 2d. from John Trowys for a tenement late of John Taberd, 2d. from John Bysshoppe for lands late of Nich. Fauxe, rent from the tenants and proprietors of a tenement and lands late of Wm. Growtes and formerly of Wm. Powle, 1 quarter and 3 bushels of oats from John Parkyn, 2 bushels of oats from Geoff. Nicholl, 1 bushel of oats from Wm. Hideman, 4s. 2d. and 4d from the said John Croftes at the court of the said hundred in Stanton for the manor of Gornys and a tenement called Phelippes in Westowe: To hold by the yearly rent of 54s. 2d., with liberties; in as full manner as John Melford alias John Reve, the last abbot of Bury St. Edmund's, held the same. The grantee to be discharged of all burdens except 10s. for the livery of the said John for the farm of the manor of Westowe, and the daily allowance of 2 shepherds in the said manor, and the course of the faldage of the hospital of St. Saviour near Bury. Del. Walden, 25 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 26.
76. Alex. Unton. Grant, in fee, for 729l., of the manor or chief messuage of Wyke in the parish of Faryngdon, Berks; the lands and fishery belonging to the late mill of Kyndelwere; and 35½ acres of land in different places (named) within the parish of Faryngdon, Berks, lately leased to Wm. Pleydell, with tithes, &c.; all which premises belonged to the late monastery of Beaulieu, Hants: To hold by the yearly rent of 4l. 12d., free of a yearly pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. payable to the rector of the parish church of Faryngdon. Del. Walden, 26 Mar., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 5.
77. Griffith Appenreth, alderman of Calais. Grant, in fee, for 100l. 4s., of the pastures, waters, marshes, lands, fisheries, and marsh lands of North Broke and South Broke, lately called King Edward the Fourth's fisheries of Northbroke and Southbroke, in the parish of St. Peter, in the Skyvinage of Calais, which Wm. Wyvell lately held to farm of the said King Edward; and the parcels of lands, &c., in the lordship of Mark, marches of Calais, one of which is called “le Asterstell,” which the said Wm. Wyvell formerly held to farm, and another parcel of land which Lone Van Croche formerly held to farm; and all the lands, meadows, waters, marshes and fisheries which John Challey and Wm. Bryerly lately held to farm of the mayor and company of merchants of the staple at Calais lying at the pier (“ad peras”), Waterstrete, on the north, and at the “hygh strete” called “le Warr” on the west, and at North-Lede Strete on the south, and at the lands which James Orwell lately held to farm, parcel of the Kemell, on the east; and also the parcel of land, pasture, marsh, and fishery, &c., called “le Northlede” at Northledestrete on the north, at “le Reperstrete” on the west, at “le Wyldehorstrete” on the south, and at a parcel of land which James Orwell formerly held to farm and at a certain brook or water called Seynt Mary Lede on the east; a parcel of land, &c., called Capell Broke, lying at the said Wyldehorstrete on the north, at Seynt Mary Lede on the east, at the street separating “le Capell” and the said “Capell broke” on the south and west; and a parcel of land and marsh called “le Sompre” lying at the highway called “le Warr” on the west, at Appelboom Strete on the east, and at Ekelborowestrete on the north, and at the lands of le Capell on the south: and all the parcels of lands, &c., between the highway called “le Warr” on the west, and the lands of Ekelborowe on the east, the parcel called “le Sompne” on the south, and “North Lede Strete” on the north; which premises were leased for 70 years at certain stated rents to the said Griffith by patent under the seal of the town of Calais, dated 24 July 27 Hen. VIII.; with liberties. To hold by a rent of 2d. Del. Walden, 26 March 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 6.
78. Arthur Plantagenet, viscount Lisle, K.G. Grant, in fee, of the site, ground, &c., of the late priory of Carmelite Friars, in the town of Calais; the church, steeple, and churchyard, and all possessions of the priory in Calais and the marches, in as full manner as John Dove, the late prior, held them; with liberties. Hampton Court, 9 March 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 March. P.S.—Pat. p. 4, m. 19.
79. Th. Mores, of Cokkeswell Magna, Berks. Grant, in fee, for 666l. 14s. 2d., of the manors of Cokkeswell Magna and Cokkeswell Parva, Berks., belonging to the late monastery de Bello Loco Regis alias Beweuley, Hants, and the reversion of the chief messuage and lands in Cokkeswell Magna and Cokkeswell Parva, Berks., belonging to the said late monastery leased to the said Thomas by several indentures under the seal of the said late monastery for a term of years not yet determined; and the rents of 20l. and 26s. 8d. reserved upon the same leases; the messuage or tenement with 2 virgates of land in the same manors, formerly of one Th. Mondy, lately attainted of felony or murder; and the woods, in Cokkeswell Magna and Cokkeswell Parva, called Okewood and Hasylwood, formerly parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery. Yearly rent 3l. 14s. 1d. The grantee to be free of all other rents, except an annual pension of 3l.. payable to the vicar of the parish church of Cokkeswell Magna, and tithes, &c. Del. Walden, 26 March 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 21.
80. Th. Horner, of Melles, Somers. Grant, in fee, for 540l., of the lordships and manors of Staunton Prior and Aysshewyke, Somers., belonging to the late monastery of Bathe. Soms., and a tenement and lands in the tenure of John Reynes, in Ilwyke, in the parish of Blakdon, Soms., the advowson of the parish church of Staunton Prior; and all possessions of the monastery in Staunton Prior, Aysshewicke, and Kylmerston, Soms.; in as full manner as the last prior held the same. Also the advowson of the parish church of Holcombe, Soms., and all messuages, lands, &c., in Westharptre, Bakwell, and Holcombe, Soms., belonging to the late monastery of Kaynesham, Soms., in as full manner as the last abbot of Kaynesham held the same. Also the messuages, lands. &c.. called Carsclyff in Aysshewyke, Soms., belonging to the late monastery of Bruton, Soms.; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Predy, Soms., belonging to the said late monastery of Bruton: in as full manner as the last abbot of Bruton held the same. Also the messuages, lands, &c., in Predy, Westharptre and Estharptre, Soms., which belonged to the late monastery of Bruerne (“Bruera”), Oxon, in the tenure of Wm. Saunders, jun., and Margaret, his wife; in as full manner as the last abbot of Bruerne held the same. With reservations. To hold by rents of 50s. 5d. for the lands of Bath, Kaynesham and Bruton, and 8s. for those of Bruern. Del. Walden, 26 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 22.
81. Geo. Owen, M.D. and Lætitia, his wife. Grant, in fee, for 558l. 15s., of the house and site of the late monastery of Godstowe, Oxon.; and divers parcels (specified) of land, &c., with tithes of corn and hay, &c., in Godstowe, Oxforde, Wolvercote, and in the parishes of St. Giles and Halywell, Oxon, belonging to the said late monastery, in as full manner as Kath. Buckley, last abbess thereof, held the same. To hold by the yearly rent of 56s. 8d. Del. Walden, 26 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 23.
82. Bishopric of London.
Assent to the election of Edm. Boner, late bishop of Hereford, as bishop of London. Hampton Court, 25 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Mar. —P.S.
83. Bishopric of Rochester. Congé d'élire to the prior and convent of the cathedral church of Rochester void by the death of the last bishop. Hampton Court, 25 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28. Rym. XIV. 655.
84. Francis Pyscher, a Piedmontese, one of the King's posts or couriers. Annuity of 12l. in augmentation of the fees enjoyed by him in that office by virtue of patent 1 Oct. 24 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 13 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 1.
85. Wm. Walker, elk. Presentation to the parish church of Hampstede Marshall, Salisbury dioc., void by death. Hampton Court, 17 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 37.
86. John Gostwik and Joan, his wife. Licence to alienate 6 messuages and certain acres of land, &c., in Bydenham and Bedford, Beds, to Wm. Butler, merchant of the staple of Calais, and Anne, his wife, and the heirs of the said William for ever. Westm., 26 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 28.
87. Gertrude Courtnaye, widow of Hen. Courtnaye, late marquis of Exeter, attainted. Annuity of 163l. 15s. 11d. out of the issues of the lands of the said Marquis in cos. Devon and Essex. Hampton Court, 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 27 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 2.
88. Ant. Rous of Denyngton, Suff. Grant, in fee, for 1,678l. 10s., of the reversion and yearly rent of 24l. reserved on a 21 years' Crown lease, dated 12 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII., to Geo. Rous, of the manor of Ikelingham, Suff. (with reservation of the advowson of Iklyngham church and wards, marriages, &c.); which lease was granted on surrender of a former one granted to the same George by John Melforde, late abbot of the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's, Suff., by indenture bearing date 18 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.
Also, the manors of Iklyngham and Warlingworth alias Wirlingworth alias Worlingworthe, Suff., belonging to the said late monastery; the advowsons of the rectories of Iklyngham St. James's and Warlingworthe and of the chapel of Southwolde, Suff.; and all tithes of corn on the demesne lands of the said manor of Warlingworthe or Wirlingworthe, and all appurtenances of the said manors in Wirlingworthe, Southolde, Tatington, Iklingham St. James, Iklingham All Saints, Lakingheith and Stowe, Suff., and elsewhere in said county.
Also, the manor of Bedfelde, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Eye, Suff.; with the advowson of the rectory and church of Bedfelde, and all appurtenances of the manor in Bedfelde, Tatyngton Wirlingworth alias Worlingworth, &c., Soham Comitis and Soham Monachorum, Suff., and elsewhere in said co., in as full manner as the last prior held the same.
Also, the chapel of Chockesmythes and a messuage and garden, &c., thereto adjoining; and certain lands and wood in Wellntham Magna, Wellntham Parva, and Bradfeld Combusta, Suff.; which belonged to the late priory or house of Crutched Friars in London.
To hold by certain stated yearly rents; with liberties. Del. Walden, 29 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 7.
89. John Scudamore, of Hammelacye, Heref. Grant in fee, for 378l. 17s. 6d., of the house and site of the late monastery of Dore, Heref.; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the same, &c.; a water mill in Dore; and certain lands (specified) in Dore, commonly called the “demeane londes” of the said late monastery; the wood called Gylbertes Hille, in Dore; a tenement, &c., there lately leased to Thomas ap Richard, a tenement there lately leased William Tanner; a tenement next Shepehowse which Evan Coke formerly held, and a garden, an orchard, and a close of land and pasture upon the bank of the water of Dore; a parcel of woodland called Holyn More at the end of Holyn grove [“nemus de Holyn”], and a close of pasture called Ellers Close, on the bank of the water of Dore, which were leased to John Peigne, and a tenement and lands lately leased to Wm. Heyre, another lately leased to Ric. Smyth, another lately leased to John Meredith, in Kevynbagh, in Dore, and another called Kaygare, lately leased to William ap Hoell ap Richard, in Kevynbagh; all lying in Dore; and all woods, underwoods, &c., on the premises; in as full manner as the last abbot of the said late monastery held the same. Yearly value, 19l. 11s.
Also, the messuage and lands, &c., late in the tenure of Hoell ap Guillam, and now in that of the said John Scudamore; a close of land called Sondallfelde, and another called Brokenglatt, in the parish of Llanwaren, Heref., and parcel of the lands of the late priory of Lantony, near Gloucester, in co. town of Gloucester; in as full manner as the last prior held the same.
To hold by rents of 39s.d. for the lands of Dore. and 3s. for those of Lantonye. Del. Walden, 30 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 12.
90. Nich. Bacon, of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Ingham alias Ingham Hall, Suff.; and the advowson of Ingham church; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Ingham, Tymworth, Ampton, Culforth, Forneham St. Genovefe, Forneham St. Martin's, and Lyvormore Magna, Suff.; which the said Nicholas holds of the gift of the King, by patent 22 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII., to Rob. Bacon, his father, and Rob. Daundy, of Ipswich, merchant, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said Nicholas and of Joan Farley and the heirs of the said Nicholas for ever. Walden, 30 Mar. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 2.
91. Bishopric of Rochester. Assent to the election of Nich. Hethe, the King's almoner, as bishop of Rochester. Hamptoncourt, 29 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del Walden 31 Mar.—P.S. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 28.—Rym. xiv., 655.
92. Sir Th. Cheney, K.G., Treasurer of the Household. Grant of the conduct and command of all men able for war in the Seven Hundreds of Kent, the parishes of Tenderden, Gowderst, Stapleherst, and the isle of Oxney, Kent. Hamptoncourt, 28 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 31 Mar.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 2.—Rym. xiv., 655.
437. Secretaries of State.
R. O.
S. P. i. 623.
Warrant for the appointment of Thos. Wriothesley and Ralph Sadler as the King's principal secretaries, who shall have the keeping of his two Signets, defining their privileges and the mode in which they shall exercise their offices. This warrant among other things sets aside the provisions of “a statute lately made” (31 Hen. VIII. c. 10) enacting that the principal secretary shall sit in the Upper House of Parliament on one of the Woolsacks, as W. and S. may do the King service in the Nether House “where they now have places.” Signed by Henry VIII. On vellum, p. 1.
R. O. 2. Modern copy of the same.
Pp. 3. Endd.: Henry VIII. The office and privileges of principal secretary of state.
438. Cromwell's Remembrances.
Titus B. I.
476.
B. M.
To know the King's pleasure when he will have the musters of his gunners; whether he will have any of my men and when he will see them. Letters to be written from the King to Dukes William and Lewis, dukes of High Bavyer. To despatch Duke Frederick's man. The despatch of Shyrlocke into France touching Fizgarratt. Touching Gyles Heron, More and Manchester. To remember specially the Lady of Sarum. For a determination of the sanctuaries. An Act to be devised for devises contrary to divers statutes made by learned men. To declare to the King of the sending for them that shall be bishops and how many be here. The establishing of a law for the Court of the Wards. What has been done touching the grant (fn. 23) to be made in the Parliament. To send Gendon to the Tower to be racked, and to send Mr. Bellesys, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Peter to assist the lieutenant in his examination. The death in London. Touching Wattes. Item, for Mr. Dr. Incent. Item, who shall be prolocutor in the Convocation.
P. 1. Partly in Cromwell's hand.
R. O. 2. To remember the election of the Garter. To know the King's Majesty's pleasure touching Mr. Incent. To remember Mr. Parys for the entry to his office ot the receiver general of the Wards, and to know whether his bill shall be conceived after the order of the Duchy or after the Augmentation; whose receipt will be very great. The passport for the Hungarians. For some soldiers for Portsmouth. The order for answers to Sir Wm. Evers, and John Heron. Memorandum, to remember the treaty with Scotland. Touching the motion for the merchants. The letters out of Ireland. For money for the works at Calshet, and in the Wight, where there be 500 men working.
P. 1.
439. For the Judges.
R. O. “Pleasith your Highness to remember your judges of these articles hereafter insuing.”
The misprision concerning the oath in the Statute of Succession. Gyles Heron's offence. Wards of your tenants being taken away by means of wills. Deceit of the withdrawing of your customs. Common false recoveries. Circuit of the judges to be reasonably appointed.
P. 1. Endd.: “Remembrances for Judges.”
440. Remembrances for Ireland.
R. O. The appointment of one to have the leading of Mr. Gruffith's 250 archers, or they to be among those revoked. John Brereton to lead those Thos. Wyndam had. Some of the gunners shall be revoked. Numbers of horsemen with the Deputy and Treasurer to be abated and the saving go to increase the wages of the rest. Provision to be made here for horsemen to be sent to Ireland.
Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd.

Footnotes

1 Apparently one which Andrew Flamoke held. See Vol. XII., Part i. No. 389.
2 Meaning the Vice-Chancellor, Matthias Held.
3 The Pope.
4 Thomas Chaunttrell, rector of Hardwicke, Bucks. See Valor Eccl. IV. 230.
5 Christiern II., King of Denmark.
6 Cardinal Alexander Farnese.
7 That is, John, son of Thos. Tamworth who died in 1533, and whose widow married Sir Wm. Musgrave. See Vol. XIII., Part I., No. 1097, note.
8 Sir Ant. Parsons, parish priest of Stroud.
9 John Giles.
10 Hugh Willoughby. See Vol. XII., Part i., No. 311 (21).
11 Apparently the marquis of Brandenburg's nephew mentioned in No. 370, and Signor Pandulfo de Stuffa mentioned in No. 373.
12 Signor Pandolfo de Stuffa.
13 See letters of the year 1537 in Vol. XII., Part ii., No. 640 and App. No. 38; also Vol. XIII., Part ii., No. 347, which must also be of the year 1537.
14 See Vol. XIV. Part I. No. 435, where he is named Hulrike the Almain.
15 Of the Garter.
16 Apparently an error of the copyist for “Marleburgen,” bishop of Marlborough.
17 Gerald Fitzgerald.
18 Walter Devereux lord Ferrers.
19 The Earl of Essex, who was killed by being thrown from his horse. See Wriothesley's Chronicle, p. 113, and Nos. 370, 422 ante.
20 The amount bracketed is supplied from dorse of the S.B.
21 The names within brackets appear to be misplaced in the sentence.
22 Dufford on Patent Roll.
23 Of subsidy.