Henry VIII
February 1542, 16-28

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'Henry VIII: February 1542, 16-28', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 17: 1542 (1900), pp. 46-62. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76642 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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February 1542, 16-28

16 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 306.
111. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 16 Feb. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. Recognisance (cited) of Edm. and Chas. Fox,
17 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 307.
112. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 17 Feb. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. No business recorded.
17 Feb.
R. O.
113. Council Of Calais To Lord Maltravers.
Hearing that Margaret Torres, wife of John Torres, man-at-arms here, although Maltravers commanded her not to repair into France, had ridden with one of her husband's servants to Ardre, examined them and send their confessions. Were about to send her and the confessions to him when her husband arrived from England; to whom they declared how strange it was for her so to transgress and be the occasion of another's offence, supposing her, for that and for being suspect to live with him in adultery, no meet person to dwell here. He answered that he was sorry she had done anything impertinent; but, of her repairing into France and their conversation together, he had spoken with the King, who marvelled that she was impeached of going into France, and, as for their living together, thought not meet that they should be "assundered, no man making to her any claim or challenge"; and that the King would in both matters confer with Maltravers. To boult out the truth further, objected to her that her servant confessed that she spoke with the captain of Ardre more than half an hour, alone, and that the Captain defrayed her charges. She granted that she communed with the Captain, and showed writings touching the matter she went about, and afterwards, in sport, told her servant that the Captain had defrayed her charges. The servant afterwards confessed that he saw her pay her own charges, but a man came from the Captain to her lodging at her departing. She said that was one Seintclere, a Frenchman, who came about her said affairs. Refer it to his discretion to reveal this to the King's Council. Calais, 17 Feb. 1541. Signed : Edwarde Wotton, deputie in thabsence of yor Lordship : Edward Bray : Edward Ryngeley : Antony Knyvet : Will'm Sympson.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
ii. Examination taken, 13 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII., before Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer of Calais and deputy general in the absence of the Lord Deputy, and Sir Edw. Ryngeley, comptroller there :—Lewes Aprichardes, born in Cleymorganshire in Wales, aged 30, says that, 30 Jan. last, Margaret Torres, saying she would go into the country to fetch certain money due for a horse, rode forth with him to Guisnes, and, seeing the castle gate shut, rode on straight to Ardre and took her lodging at the sign of St. John, next the Captain's lodging. Soon after, two soldiers of the town came and drank with her, and went and reported her coming to the Captain, who sent two gentlemen to bring her to his lodging, where she talked privately with him in the parlour window for half an hour, and then supped at his table, and the foresaid two gentlemen conducted her back to her lodging. Next morning she departed about 8 a.m. and would have paid for her expenses, but the Captain sent money to the hostess and defrayed her charges, as she said.
Pp. 2.
iii. Examination taken, 15 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII., before Wotton and Ryngeley, and also Sir Edw. Bray, lieutenant of Calais castle, Sir Ant. Knevet, high porter, and Wm. Simpson, under-marshal :—Margaret Torres, aged about 38 years, confesses, briefly, as in the preceding. She went to ask money due from one Fortescue, Frenchman, for a horse, and paid 2s. 6d. at Ardre for her lodging, horse meat and drinking.
P. 1.
18 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 307.
114. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 18 Feb. Present : Abp. of Canterbury, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley. Business :—Warrant to Thos. Derbye to take up labourers to forward "his intent touching the making of wode." Licence to the Staplers for shipping of wools for one year. Recognisances (cited) of John Brereton, clk., Ralph Kinaston, and Edw. Jonys of Iskeyd, co. Flint, to attend the Council. Upon a complaint of English merchants wronged by the town of Danske, the merchants of the Steelyard were summoned and alleged that the information was untrue and that none of them were inhabitants of Danske; but, as being of the same body, they were commanded to write effectually in this behalf and make a direct answer before Whitsuntide.
18 Feb.
R. O.
115. John Carewe to John Gates.
The bearer Ric. Austeyn and I have arranged about my comptrollership of Pole. I beg your favour to him when the bill comes to be signed by the King. Your 6l. 13s. 4d. for your butlerage I will send next term. Meanwhile you have "the prayer of a poor cripple." Ockley, 18 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : "one the (sic) gentlemen attending the King's Highness in his Grace's Privy Chamber."
18 Feb.
R. O.
116. — to —.
Of late I received a certificate from you of the parks, forests and chaces within your office; with which the King is not fully satisfied, and has commanded me to require you to make certificate "of all honors, castles, manors, mansions, sites of houses, forests, parks, chaces, and lodges within your office," with names and fees of the keepers, yearly allowance for repairs, &c., showing what might be gained by selling unnecessary houses and disparking and letting to farm some of the parks. "Written, etc., the xviijth. ["xxvijth." cancelled] of Februarie 1541."
Draft, p. 1.
19 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 309.
117. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 19 Feb. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley. Business :— Letters of appearance devised for Thos. Vaughan, farmer of Whethamstede parsonage, at Peter Vannes's suit.
20 Feb.
Add. Ch. 11,202. B. M.
118. Exeter and Dartmouth.
Appointment of Thos. Heydon and John Sergiaunt as searchers in the ports of Exeter and Dertmouth. Westm., 20 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Parchment. Copy.
22 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 310.
119. The Privy Council.
Note that, at Westm., 20 and 21 Feb., being Shrove Monday and Tuesday, the Council sat not.
Meeting at Westm., 22 Feb. Present : Suffolk, Privy Seal, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley. No business recorded.
Another meeting the same day, at which, in addition to the above named, were present Norfolk, Gt. Chamb., and Treasurer. Business : — Letters devised to Sir Ric. Sowthwell to deliver to Sir Jas. Boulloyne lady Rochefort's stuff at Blikling, at his (Sowthwell's) valuation. Letter under stamp to— (blank) to admit Eliz. Bassett to the first room of a sister that should fall void; and meanwhile receive her, partly at the King's cost, by way of charity. Letter to John Norton, in Hampshire, to deliver to Antony James, Spaniard, the raiment, &c., of his servant who was murdered in that county, and help to speedy justice on the murderer. Order for appearance of parties and witnesses (named) in an accusation of treason by John Simpson, parson of Farley, against John Hownsted, sergeant of the — (blank).
22 Feb.
R. O. Kaulek, 390. (The whole).
120. Marillac To Francis I.
In the memoire which Marillac delivered to M. de Morvillier when he passed this way on his return from Scotland, was an article about Robert Val, who, at the road of Camaret, on the Brittany coast, forcibly borrows merchandise (which he afterwards sells) from passing ships, both French and foreign (and has recently taken from some Englishmen 600 quintals of iron and 400 Marocco skins, on pretext that they were laden in Spain and belonged to Spaniards, and he must deal with them as the Emperor did with French ships), delivering however a certificate of what he takes as his own proper debt. The lords of this Council have prayed him to write to Francis (as, he thinks, this King also does) to take early order for what has happened and may be expected. The English ambassador will have the original or copy of Robert Val's certificate and will explain the matter to Francis's Council.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed : "Lettre particulliere au Roy touchant Robert Val, envoyée par ung des Angloys le xxije de Fevrier audit an" (1542).
23 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 311.
121. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 23 Feb. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley. Business :—Upon complaint of Peter Vannes, Latin secretary, letters of appearance were devised for Thos. Vaughan, sewer of the Chamber.
24 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 312.
122. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 24 Feb. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Comptroller, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Recognisance (cited) of Sir Edm. Knevett to appear. Thos. Vaughan appeared. Sir Thos. Hanmer, accused of high treason, appeared to have acted in ignorance and before the general pardon and "was, after a good exhortation, discharged."
25 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 312.
123. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 25 Feb. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Comptroller, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Letters received from Sir Thos. Wharton touching David Simple, etc.
25 Feb.
Spanish Calendar, VI. I. No. 232.
124. Chapuys To Charles V.
His efforts to induce Henry to enter a closer alliance. Just after the bp. of London's departure, sent three different messages to the lord Privy Seal and the lord Admiral to ask interviews, under different pretexts, to see if the bp.'s mission had this in view. The Privy Seal said both he and the Admiral were ready to use good offices. Believes the Council are all in favour of it, but as long as there is a chance of war between the Emperor and Francis the King will make difficulties. As he dislikes expense, he raises his terms when sought after. He should be gained over, however, to forestall the French, who, according to Chapuys' usual informant, now almost offer the English carte blanche for an alliance. His informant may be wrong, but the [French] King's letter to his ambassador (of which more hereafter) rather confirms this. Will take care to keep the man at our devotion. Gave him 50 cr. of his pension yesterday. Lately he sent me word that Morvilliers had returned from Scotland and intended to cross to France without calling on this King. He expects to have more news when the ambassador's cousin (fn. 1) returns from France.
Sees no great appearance of this King taking back the Duke of Cleves's sister. Two or three days before the Queen was lodged in the Tower he sent some of his Privy Councillors to her to get back a ring, "que la dite Royne luy avoit deu envoyager ou en present on pour enseignees"; which ring, according to the Duke's ambassador here, is only worth 3 gold cr. unless the stone, as is said, has some virtue against spasms. The Duke's ambassador has many letters from German princes to the King, to persuade him to take back Anne; which, however, he has been persuaded by the French ambassador not to present unless King Francis approves.
(fn. 2) Forgot, when writing on the 10th, of the Queen's trial and condemnation, to mention that after the condemnation passed against her in Parliament, the King, wishing to proceed with moderation, had sent to her certain Councillors and others of the said Parliament, to offer her to come and defend her own case in the Parliament. This she declined, submitting entirely to the King's mercy and owning that she deserved death. Some days later, on the afternoon of the 10th, she was, with some resistance, conveyed by river to the Tower. The lord Privy Seal, with a number of Privy Councillors and servants went first in a great barge; then came the Queen with three or four men and as many ladies, in a small covered barge; then the Duke of Suffolk, in a great barge, with a company of his men. On their arrival at the Tower, the lords landed first; then the Queen, in black velvet, and they paid her as much honour as when she was reigning. On Sunday the 12th, towards evening, she was told to prepare for death, for she was to die next day. That evening she asked to have the block brought in to her, that she might know how to place herself; which was done, and she made trial of it. Next morning, about 7, those of the Council except Suffolk, who was ill, and Norfolk, were at the Tower, accompanied by various lords and gentlemen, such as Surrey (Norfolk's son and the Queen's cousin), and she was beheaded in the same spot where Anne Boleyn had been executed. Her body was then covered [with a black cloak (fn. 3) ]. and her ladies took it away. Then Lady Rochford was brought, who had shown symptoms of madness till they told her she must die. Neither she nor the Queen spoke much on the scaffold; they only confessed their guilt and prayed for the King's welfare.
The King has been in better spirits since the execution, and during the last three days before Lent there has been much feasting. Sunday was given up to the lords of his Council and Court; Monday to the men of law, and Tuesday to the ladies, who all slept at the Court. He himself in the morning did nothing but go from room to room to order lodgings to be prepared for these ladies, and he made them great and hearty cheer, without showing particular affection to any one. Indeed, unless Parliament prays him to take another wife, he will not, I think, be in a hurry to marry; besides, few, if any, ladies now at Court would aspire to such an honour, for a law has just been passed that should any King henceforth wish to marry a subject, the lady will be bound, on pain of death, to declare if any charges of misconduct can be brought against her, and all who know or suspect anything of the kind against her are bound to reveal it within 20 days, on pain of confiscation of goods and imprisonment for life. Hears of no other ordinance passed by this Parliament, except the condemnation and prohibition of the Bible which Cromwell got translated into English.
Since writing the above, his man has brought him from the French embassy the enclosed copy of a letter in cipher from Francis to his ambassador here; from which Chapuys infers that the interview was first proposed by Henry, though he assured Chapuys it came from Francis. As to the language held to the said Ambassador, as mentioned in the letter, it could not have been by the King, with whom he has not spoken since Christmas, nor by any other than the Duke of Norfolk, who ventures occasionally "d'enricher les affaires." Learns from the same source that the Ambassador will soon go to France to report on the business in question. Yet his man is to meet Chapuys's servant in two or three days, to communicate such information as he may be able to collect respecting his master's actual negociations with these people. He will see meanwhile if he can lay hold of other letters of the French King or his Ministers, and a copy of the cipher key. He wants money beforehand, which shall be supplied, though Chapuys is in great need and presses for payment of arrears, as the Emperor promised before he left Bruges. London, 25 Feb. 1542.
ii. Decipher of the French King's letter to his Ambassador, 11 Feb. (See No. 97.)
From the Vienna Archives.
25 Feb.
Spanish Calendar, VI. I., No. 233.
125. Mary Of Hungary To Chapuys.
Has delayed answering his letter of 30 Dec. awaiting news of the return of the ambassadors (fn. 4) who were here to England. Has since received his letters of the 10th and 29th January and of the 9th inst. Has also received letters of Grantvelle, who was obliged again to put up at Gennes, as appears by his letter to Marvol (copy enclosed). As to news of these parts, the French are intriguing everywhere to take us by surprise, but we hope they will not be able to raise so many men in Germany as they expect. The King of the Romans is still at Spires, to collect the money aid against the Turk granted by the Diet of Regensburg, whither the King of France has sent four ambassadors. One of these, the Chancellor of Alençon, made a long speech, declaring his master's willingness to aid in the defence of Hungary, and urging general union against such a formidable enemy as the Turk; that Francis had lately sent to Constantinople Cesare Fragoso and Rincon, to persuade him not to attack Germany, but that they had been arrested in the Emperor's dominions, against the truce of Nice; and that the Germans ought not to make an offensive war against the Turk. Thus much have the French ambassadors at the Diet done and said in public; but, secretly, they are soliciting the Germans not to aid the Hungarians, trying to persuade them that the Turk will make no attempt this year, and offering to mediate between the Infidel and the German States. Meanwhile, Hungary is preparing for defence, and King Ferdinand's affairs are more prosperous than ever. Brussels, 25 Feb. 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
25 Feb.
Caius College, MS. 597, p. 42.
126. Paget To The Council.
According to the King's commandment declared by your several letters, I have spoken with the French King concerning the book made in the lady Anne of Cleves' name; as you shall perceive by my letters to the King. I also set forth, both to the King and the Admiral, the merchants' suit, and, attending an answer, have deferred despatch of these letters two or three days. Upon the first overture the Admiral promised expedition next day. Next day I sent my clerk before dinner and went myself after dinner, but the Admiral would only answer that they had no leisure, but next day, without fail, I should be despatched. Sent my clerk to him, and he sent him (the clerk) to the Chancellor, who said he knew nothing of the matter. I then went to Court, but could not see the Admiral. This day I went again and "spake with him somewhat roundly; and when he promised me again to dispatch me to-morrow. I prayed him to make me an answer the next day, for I did perceive I was not lucky to-morrow." He gave me fair words (as before), and I then told the King of these delays, who answered that he would speak with his Council in it. I think this is all they will do "till they see what hope they shall have at your hands of greater things." If I may catch Norfolk and have liberty to send him over I will do my devoir. Paris, 25 Feb. 1541.
Letter-book copy, in the hand of Paget's clerk, pp. 2. Headed : To the Council.
26 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 313.
127. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Feb. Present : Abp. of Cant., Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Upon advertisement of musters in Picardy, &c., letters were sent to Wallop, captain of Guisnes, to provide against surprise. The lord Deputy, Sir Thos. Poyninges, marshal of Calais, and Sir Geo. Carrew, lieutenant of Risebanke, to repair to their charges with diligence. Upon information of the Comptroller of Calais that Wotton, the High Treasurer, kept not his number of men, order was given to the lord Deputy speak with him. Recognisance (cited) of John Grevell to appear quindena Trinitatis. Letters sent to Sir Ric. Lister, Mr. Porte and — (blank) for justice on — Bodenham, in Fissherton gaol for robbery.
26 Feb.
R. O. St. P., VIII., 660.
128. Paget To Henry VIII.
Has received two letters from the Council, one touching the French book (fn. 5) he lately sent, and also touching Norfolk (fn. 6) and the traitor Blanche Rose, the other appointing him to solicit earnestly the cause of certain English merchants now repairing hither. Deferred going to Court until he knew the author of the book; and then, on Wednesday last, went to the Admiral's chamber and, after dinner, entered the merchants' suit, saying there were sundry English merchants who had process here, some four, some ten, some eighteen or twenty years, and, although they had sentence in their favour, were delayed from court to court by appellations and such frustratory delays; whose despatch he was commanded to solicit, and therefore commended their suit to him, knowing his authority with his master and the King's (Henry's) good opinion of him; and so delivered the letters from the French ambassador. After a long preamble of his desire to serve the King and promote the amity, he said he would know his master's pleasure that night, and give reasonable answer on the morrow. Said he would be glad to speak with the King his master. He replied, With a right good will; and led the way, by a secret stair, to the King's privy chamber, "whereas he sat at dinner accompanied only with the gentlemen of his privy chamber, because he did eat no fish." After reverence made, the Admiral entertained the writer by saying how like their masters were, "not only in personage, but also in wisdom and affection, delighting both in hunting, in hawking, in building, in apparel, in stones, in jewels, and of like affection one to another," which would last always, although, of late days, evil ministers had gone about to dissolve it. And he went on to hope there "might yet be knit by blood and flesh a perpetual knot to their posterity," adding that, at the Emperor's being here, when he saw that some men drew the way that was not to his master's honour or profit, he drew the other.
Then, the King having dined, the Admiral went and declared the merchants' suits. The King came to Paget and asked how Henry did, and what news out of England. Answered that he had no news out of England, but in France he had learnt some; he had heard that there was a book made in the lady Anne of Cleves' name which very slanderously seemed to touch his master's honor, and asked Francis to take order for calling it in. "What book is it ? (quod the King). Who made it ? Is it printed?" "A very foolish book, Sir (quod I), made by Monsr Gyvry, (fn. 7) Count Bryan's (fn. 8) brother, but I am in doubt whether it be printed or no." He promised to stay the printing, and recover the copies that were out, saying that, surely, the Duke of Cleves knew not of it, for it were folly, "especially now at this time; for men's affections do alter, and the lady Anne is yet of age to bear children, and albeit the wind hath been contrary it may fortune to turn." Paget answered that he knew nothing of things to come, but, in the things that were past therein, he was sure his master had acted with God's law, man's law, reason and honesty. The King said his good brother's wisdom and experience were such that he knew what to do in these things, and that he himself would have their amity even greater than it was, and had set forward by his ambassador something that would turn to both their honours. Paget offered his services to promote it, whatever it was; and the King then turned to the merchants' matters, saying he would confer with his Council. And so Paget took leave.
Then made an errand to see the Queen of Navarre, saying he heard she had been sick (as she had) and thought it his part to visit her. She was glad to hear the King was well; saying, "for I must needs love that Prince, for sundry causes; I should have been once his father's wife, and I should have been his wife, and he and I be both of one opinion in religion, for neither of us loveth the Pope; and I think he would be glad to see both our destructions, for the which purpose he practiseth with th'Emperor, that is to say, with hypocrisy; for the Emperor is hypocrisy and the Pope the Devil. But (quod she) if I might once see these two Kings knit together by some knot of blood, as they be by friendship, I should see the greatest benefit that ever came to Christendom." Details further conversation, in which he said he saw no greater Popery anywhere than in France, where, "the last day," ten or twelve honest persons, for saying that the Pope deceived the world, were had to prison and in danger of death. She said it was the practise of the "maskers in red caps" (fn. 9) who were of her brother's Council; but she reckoned of the Council, that the Admiral, the cardinals of Belley and Tournon and Mons. de Langey were good Christians; and so was Mons. d'Orleans, who was as far in love with the King's (Henry's) daughter as his brother that is dead was, who once told her he would give one of his hands to have her. She advised Paget to get his master's leave to speak with Mons. d'Orleans, and told him, secretly, that she thought her brother had broached the subject of his marriage. Said he would be glad to do service, but loved not to counsel of a thing until called, and also he had heard that heretofore things were not handled here as directly as the amity deserved. She said it was the Constable's doing, as she told my lord of Norfolk at his being here, (fn. 10) but now all her brother's Council were the King's servants, and Madame d'Estampes and she his handmaids, although the Queen worked against them, and would fain that Orleans should have her daughter. Said he "would all things were for the best." "I trust it shall, quod she, and to the glory of God's word"; and here she made a discourse of religion an hour long, which Paget interrupted by asking which way the King would make his progress. She said, towards Sens in Bourgoyn. Said he heard it was to Picardy, and that there was muttering of war. "War, quod she, will be none, unless this amity go forward, and if this amity go forward, quod she, there will be war and war, car l'Empereur a offence mon frere jusques au sang." Asked about the prothonotary of St. Pol, of whom he wrote before. She answered (praying that it might be kept secret), that he was despatched. Said he heard that Orleans went into Piedmont. She said he did, and "would fain be doing," and that the duke of Cleves was ready and "tarried but a good hour."
Has given as well as he can remember all his conversation with these personages, and asks pardon if he has not answered wisely, for he is inexperienced and was taken by surprise.
The occurrents of this Court are as follows :—The King is "cross sailed to war, but he saith your Majesty holdeth the helm in your hand." The duke of Cleves has ready 4,000 horse and 16,000 foot. Mons. de Langey, to-morrow or next day, returns to Piedmont, and Mons. d'Orleans follows soon after. They are much afraid in Franche Comté. The bp. of Rome travails much for peace, his ambassador being in Court daily, and he offering to come to a conference at Avignon. Grandvela embarked at Genoa, for Spain, and sent forward a brigantine to scour the seas, which was chased back by galleys of Marseilles; whereupon, Grandvela sent to the French King for a safe conduct, but the Admiral replied that none was necessary. Encloses copy of edicts which Grandvela made at Senes. The French King has sent Piers Strotz to Maran, nominally to entreat 'or two months' respite before the town is delivered to the Turk, but really to aid it against King Ferdinand, who has begun the siege and sent the bp. of Trent to expostulate with the Venetians for consenting to the surprise. One Beltramo, a merchant, in whose vessels and by whose device Turchetto and Germanico took the town, has been expelled from it. The Admiral's process shall be revoked and rased out of the rolls as if it had never been. Madame Miolana and two other Spanish ladies are banished out of the Court,—for speaking ill of Madame d'Estampes, the common saying is, but really for intelligence with the Emperor's ambassador. The card, of Turnon is restored to favour by Madame d'Estampes and the queen of Navarre, who lately played a farce before him, in which the players were the King's daughter, Madame d'Estampes, Madame de Nevers, Madame Montpensier, and Madame Belley. Paris, 26 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 11. Add. Endd. : 1541.
Caius College, MS. 597, p. 33. 2. Letter-book copy of the preceding, in the hand of Paget's clerk.
Pp. 10.
27 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 314.
129. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Feb. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Licence to Deputy and Council, Mayor, and Mayor of the Staple at Calais to replace their old store of grain with new. Letter to Paget to set forward the matter of Wm. Wylford and other merchants. Minute of indentures between the King and the Staplers for one year from 1 March, with condition of paying the retinue at Calais on 6 April and 6 Oct., approved. Letter written to Lee, surveyor at Guisnes, touching conveyance of a water through St. Peter's, opening a drain, &c.
27 Feb.
R. O.
130. Henry VIII. to the Town Of Hull.
Out of favour for the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, purposes to build certain notable fortresses for its defence, and has appointed Sir Richard Long to be captain of the said town and fortresses, and Mich. Stanop, esq., to be lieutenant, commissioning them to levy, if need be, "all you th'inhabitants." Intends this not to abridge their liberties, but rather for their benefit, and desires them lovingly and obediently to advance the purpose.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3. Endd. : Minute to the mayor, etc., of Hull, xxvijo Feb. 1541.
28 Feb.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 315.
131. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 28 Feb. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Russell, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Baker. Business :—Letters sent from Paget read. Barth. Brereton sworn and committed to be examined by the clerk of the Council touching John Brereton, clk.
28 Feb. 132. Misprision Touching Katharine Howard's Case.
See Grants In February, No. 68.
28 Feb.
Add. MS. 32,311, f. 191. B. M.
133. Canterbury.
Coroner's inquest taken at the hospital of St. John Baptist in Canterbury, the last day of Feb. 33 Hen. VIII., on the body of one of the brethren, Gregory Pers, a blind man, who was accidentally drowned in the well the same day.
Parchment. Indented.
Ib. f. 368. 2. Modern copy of the preceding. P. 1.
28 Feb.
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134. Thomas Lord Laware, To The Lord Chief Baron.
There is a gentleman of the east country in the rape of Hastings, named Robt. Oxenbrige, who has been long sick; so that we, the commissioners, could not speak with him to 'sess him for the subsidy. He has sent me a letter declaring the value of his lands at 120l., and I am in doubt whether my cousin Sir Wm. Gorynge has certified him, or whether he be certified in Hastings rape. I beg you to see his name entered in the books of Hastings rape when the collectors come. At my poor house, last day of Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and in his absence, to "the barons there."

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135. Queens' Lands.
Declaration of the accounts of receivers general of lands assigned to divers queens by way of dower. Giving total receipts and expenditure by Geo. Tayllour, receiver for two years in the time of the lady Anne Bulleyne; Wymond Carew, receiver for 4½ years in the time of Queen Jane, the vacancy, and lady Anne of Cleves; and John Smyth, receiver for 1½ years in the time of lady Katharine, late queen.
Large paper, p. 1. Endd. : A brief declaration of the Queens' lands.

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136. Crown Lands.
A bundle of fiats for the issue of privy seals commanding the appearance (fn. 11) of persons named before the General Surveyors at (or about) Easter next in the Prince's Council Chamber at Westminster. Each signed by Daunce, Pollard, and Moyle, or one of them.
They are :—
1. For David Lloid Griffith ap Rees, Meredith Vaughan, and five others (named). P. 1.
2. Walt. ap Robertes, keeper of the chace of Wye, Monm., the vicar of Bissam, Berks., Ric. Mere, and John South of Binfeldes, Berks., to desist from spoiling woods and to appear; also Hamo Sutton, bailey of Branston, Linc., and the parson there to account for wood sales in anno xxxijo. These to appear before lord St. John. Signed : William Seint John. P. 1.
3. Twenty-one debtors (mostly vicars or farmers of rectories) of Ric. Pate, late archdeacon of Lincoln, attainted; to pay. Pp. 2.
4. Walter Woodward, George a Lye, Wm. Bendall, John Parker, and Ric. Woodward. P. 1.
5. Ant. Weston and Roland Collyngwood of Lenton. P. 1.
6. Hen. Fossebroke, of Nottingham. P. 1.
7. Four bailiffs, named, to pay debts to the receiver of the lordships of Montgomery, Kery and Kiddewen. P. 1.
8. John Fulwood, jun., and Ric. Steven. P. 1.
9. Ric. Penpons. P. 1.
10. Wm. Williams alias Wylkyns, John Edwardes of Chilton Folley, and Wm. Wren of Hungerford, Wilts.; also Thos. Blakegrove and four others of Lambourne, Berks. P. 1.
11. Geo. Mathew of Redryth, co. Glam., to pay 43l. 7s. 4d. to John Hull, deputy of Sir Fras. Bryan, chief butler of England, in the ports of Exeter and Dartmouth. P. 1.
12. The sheriff of Lancashire to produce the body of Edm. Dewarst of Blackburn to answer for a contempt. P. 1.
13. Seven persons named who have been portreeves of the borough of Wilton in the years 19, 25, 27, 26, 29, 30 and 31 Hen. VIII. P. 1.
14. Sir Edw. Crofte, to permit Nic. Bristowe to enjoy a farm in Stockton, Heref. P. 1.
15. Nine debtors (of Colchester) of the King's bailiff of the town of St. Osithe; to pay. P. 1.
Feb./Grants. 137. Grants In February 1542.
1. Ant. Denny, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant in fee of the reversion and rent of 15l. 6s. reserved upon a 21 years' lease, by pat. 18 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., to John Cary, a page of the Privy Chamber, of demesne lands, including a croft called Signors Downe parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Halifeld Hall. Also grant of the said lands and of the manor of Halifeld Hall, with appurtenances in Halifeld Hall and Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, which belonged to Thos. Crumwell, earl of Essex, attainted. Greenwich, 10 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 29.
2. Ric. Ingram. Licence to alienate the manor of Clanveld, Oxon., with appurtenances in Clanveld and Alscott, Oxon., which belonged to Southwyke priory, Hants.; to Will. Reynolds. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 45.
3. Ric. Rownde. Pardon for having acquired, without licence, to himself and his heirs for ever from Rob. Southwell and Margaret his wife, by fine in the Common Pleas on the morrow of Trinity last past, certain pastures and rent in Horley and Charlewood, Surrey. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 25.
4. Thos. Audeley, K.G., Id. Audeley of Walden and Chancellor of England, lord of the manor of Cornebury, Herts., and the tenants of the said manor and inhabitants of the town of Buntyngford, Herts. Licence to hold a market on Monday in every week, and two fairs at Buntyngford yearly, viz., the first on the day and morrow of SS. Peter and Paul, viz., the 29th and 30th of June, and the second on the day and morrow of St. Andrew, viz., the 30th Nov. and the 1st Dec. Del. Westm., 1 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 37.
5. Margery Fyrthe, widow of Edw. Fyrthe. Custody of a chief messuage and lands in Raiferke, Yorks., which belonged to the said Edward; during the minority of Thos. Fyrthe, s. and h. of the said Edward; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm. Palace, 25 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 18.
6. Chr. Bothe, one of the King's footmen. To be clerk of the crown and of the peace in co. Berks. Westm. Palace, 18 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 36.
7. Sir Thos. Darcy. Custody of the manor of Sutton Mallet, Somers., which belonged to Thos. Mallet, dec., during the minority of Ric. Mallet, bro. and h. of the said Thomas; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm. Palace, 31 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 10.
8. John Reynoldys, one of the yeomen of the Guard. To be clerk of the peace and of the crown in cos. Merioneth and Anglesey, N. Wales. Westm. Palace, 24 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 29.
9. Will. Musgrave. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Thos. Musgrave, viz., of possessions of the said Thomas and interest in the lands whereof Elizabeth, widow of the said Thomas is seised for life. Westm. Palace, 30 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
10. Will. Gery. Livery of lands as bro. and h. of Rob. Gery, s. and h. of Ric. Gery. Westm. Palace, 30 Jan 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
11. Will. Rede, mercer, London, and Anne his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Wm., of the manor and lordship of Beccles, Suff, and Norf., which belonged to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's; the advowson of the church of Beccles, Suff.; the close called Hollionge, in tenure of Will. Rede, in the parish of Beccles; and all those stalls, shops, &c., fairs and markets, tolls, passages, &c., in the town, waters, and manor of Beccles, which belonged to the said monastery; and all lands in Beccles, Cove, Wurlingham, Gillingham, and Barsham, Suff. and Norf., belonging to the said manor.
Also the site and house of the late priory of Carmelite or White Friars, Blakeney, Norf.; with the tenements lately leased to Chr. Calthrop and Eleanor his wife within the said site, and divers closes in Blakeney and Wiston, which belonged to the priory. Westm. Palace, 25 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 4.
12. John Borowe. Grant of three tenements in Calais, in the parish of St. Michael in Castell strete, now in occupation severally of Will Saeret, Will. Dyer, and Bowin Armerer, which came to the King by the attainder of Margaret countess of Salisbury. Okyng, 11 Dec. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 8.
13. Rob. Nicolas. Annuity of 7l. in reversion to issue from lands in Lydiard Milsaunt, Wilts., which shall or may come to the King's hands by the minority of Thos. Chaterton, now under age and the King's ward, after the death of Joan Loder, grandmother of the said Thomas, or of Anne, mother of the said Thomas, or of either of them now living. To hold during the minority of the said Thomas, or of his heirs male; with wardship and marriage. Westm. Palace, 1 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 30.
14. Humph. Orme. Lease of the manor of Rocke cum Snede, Worc., parcel of the lands late of the earl of Warwick, for 21 years from the expiration of a 21 years' lease to Sir Humph. Conyngesby; at the rent of 7l. 20d. Westm. Palace, 4 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 9; also p. 5, m. 26.
15. Dorothy Saunders, widow of Will. Saunders. Annuity of 10l. from the manor of Brikesworth, Northt., which belonged to the said William; during the minority of Clement Saunders, s. and h. of the said William; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm. Palace, 4 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m 18.
16. John Monslowe. Licence to alienate the manor of Coughley, Salop, to Thos. Rydley and Thos. Couper and their heirs to the use of the said John and Mary his wife and the heirs of the said John for ever. Westm., 7 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 8.
17. Brandon Ferrey, Suff. Charter granting to the inhabitants of the bp. of Ely's town of Brandon Ferrey a market on Wednesday in every week and three fairs every year, viz., one on the eve, day and morrow of St. Barnabas, another on the eve, day and morrow of St. Martin the Bishop, and the third on the eve, day and morrow of St. Valentine; subject to a yearly rent of 1d. Greenwich, 28 Dec. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 29.
18. Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of the court of Augmentation. Licence to alienate Westhowse manor, Essex, with lands in Magna and Parva Bursted, Essex, and Buckwynes manor, Essex, with lands in Buttesbury, Essex; to Walter Farre and Frediswide Sleffeld, daughter of John Sleffeld, of Sleffeld, Surrey, dec., in survivorship. Westm., 8 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 45.
19. Reginald Wolff, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Denisation. Westm. Palace, 7 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 26.
20. John, Wadham. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Nic. Wadham, viz., of all the possessions of the said Sir Nicholas in England, Wales, and Calais; and reversionary interest in the jointure lands of Joan Wadham, widow of the said Sir Nicholas. Westm. Palace, 26 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 31.
21. Bartholomew Bowdocke, S.T.B. Presentation to the parish church of St. Martin, Sandgate, Marches of Calais, Cantérbury dioc. Westm. Palace, 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 37.
22. Charles, duke of Suffolk. Grant, in fee (in consideration of certain jewels of the value of 4,000l. and in recompense for 500l. due by the King to the said duke for the reversion of the manor of Myton and other lands in cos. York and Kingston-upon-Hull, sold by him to the Crown, and for 389l. 17s.), of the reversion and rent of 23l. 7s. 4d. reserved upon a 21 years' lease, 16 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII., to Edw. ld. Clynton and Saye, of the manor or late preceptory of Rybston, Yorks., and its demesne lands in Hunsingower, Yorks. Also grant of the premises and lands in Ribston, Walsheford and Hunsyngower, Yorks., parcel of the said preceptory; the manor and commandry of Maltby, Linc., and wood called Maltby Wood; the manor and late hospital of St. John the Baptist in Skyrbeke, Linc.; the lordship and manor of Kettby, in the isle of Axholme, Linc.; the rectories and advowsons of vicarages of Gyldesburgh and Ravynsthorpp, Northt.; tithes in Tekyn, Holwell, Coton, and Northtofte, Northt., and the manor of Northtofte, Northt.; the lordship and manor of Assyngton, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Assyngton, Notts., parcel of the late preceptory of Newland, Linc. (sic.); the site and chief messuage of the late preceptory of Temple Bruer and of the manor of Temple Bruer, Linc., with lands in Temple Bruer, Welyngore, Welburn, and Assheby; and the pasture called Flefurth, alias Flanforth, in the parish of — (blank), Linc., parcel of the late preceptory of the Egle. All which premises belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem.
Also lands (specified) in Thripland, Crakehowe and Appultrewyke, which belonged to Marton priory, Yorks.; and in Asshoo and Staverton, Warw., which belonged to Stoneley mon., and the lordship and manor of Oldbury, Warw., which belonged to Pollesworth mon., Warw. Westm. Palace, 1 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 48.
23. John Storthes or Shorthes, of Shyttyllyngton, Yorks. Licence to alienate lands in Thurstonland, Yorks., which belonged to Roche mon., Yorks., in tenure of Hen. Gyllott; to the said Hen. Gyllot and Edw. Gyllot.
ii. Likewise lands there in tenure of John Walker, sen.; to John Walker, sen., and John Walker, jun. Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
24. Thos. Bayly. Licence to alienate a messuage with a curtilage adjoining in Stowford, alias Stonord, in the manor of Wyngfeld, Wilts.; and 4 fulling-mills under one roof opposite the said messuage in Wynfeld; with fishery in Frome water, and lands (specified), parcel of the manor of Wynfeld or Wyngfeld; to Chr. Bayly, son of the said Thomas, and the heirs male of the body of the said Christopher; with remainder to the said Thos. Bayly and his heirs for ever. Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 46.
25. John Smyth of Blakemour, Essex. Licence to alienate land in Shenfeld, Essex; to Will. Wykelsworth, of Shenfeld, husbandman. Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 8.
26. Will. Ellys, vicar of the parish church of Chesterton, Linc. dioc. Licence of non-residence. Westm. Palace, 7 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
27. Phillippe Carpenter, born in Normandy. Denization. Del. Westm., 10 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
ii. Fiats for letters of denization for the following persons, viz. :—
"Jamys Alexander, shomaker, borne in Normandy."
"Rafe White, joyner, borne in Normandye."
"Martin Tony, shyppe carpenter, borne in France."
"'Alen Hamlyng, taylor, borne in Brettayne."
"Richarde Wylson, shomaker, borne in Gilderland."
"Rob. Ploweraugh, borne in Brettayne."
"Peter Gawen, smyth, borne in France."
"Stephen Ducye, born in Normandye."
"John Bretayne, born in France."
"John Sister, born in France."
"Arnolde Sheresson, taylor, born in Docheland."
"Methewe Warner, borne in Docheland."
"John Piers, Maryner, the son of Ric. Piers, Englyssheman."
Westm., 10 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 44.
28. Rob. Sergeant, of Kyngesnorton, Worc., "wheler," and Thos. Sergeant of the same, "wheler." Reversal of outlawry on an action of trespass commenced against them by Humphrey Sergeant, in the King's Bench; the said Robert and Thomas having surrendered to the Flete prison. Westm., 10 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 2.
29. The bishopric of Bangor. Restitution of temporalities, on the election of Arthur Bulkeley as bishop. Westm., 11 Feb. Pat. p. 3, m. 18. Rym. XIV. 744.
ii. Fiat (in English) for the above. Westm. Palace, 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Feb.—P.S.
30. Chr. Langholme. Livery of lands as bro. and h. of Humph. Langholme, dec., s. and h. of John Langholme, dec. Westm. Palace, 25 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 28.
31. Edm. Knight. Grant of a seven years' lease of the rectory of Orpyngton, Kent, from Lady Day, A.D. 1542, at 26l. 6s. 8d. rent, which Wm. Warham, rector of Orpyngton, made to Kath. countess of Bridgewater, now attainted. Del. Westm., 13 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd. : "A grant to Edmond Knight of the lease of the parsonage of Orpington, being in your Highness' disposition by the attainder of the lady Bridgewater." Signed; Nicolaus Roff.)
32. Sir Nic. Poynts. Licence to alienate Calcott grange and lands in Goldenewenton, Glouc., to Hen. Brayne. 13 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 42.
33. Edm. Powell. Licence to alienate lands in Wynterhed, in the parish of Shepham, Waterlepe in the parish of Dultyng, the moor of Combe, and Torneyate in the parish of Milbourne Porte, Somera.; to Will. Hannam and Elizabeth his wife. Westm., 13 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 45.
34. Charles duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate Oldebury manor, in the parish of Mauncetor, Warw.; to Rob. Grene. Westm., 13 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
35. Nic. Megges. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Thos. Megges, dec. Waltham, 11 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 20.
36. John Rede. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Will. Reede, dec., and kinsman and next heir of Sir Bartholomew Reede, viz., son of the said William, son of John, bro. and h. of the said Bartholomew. Ampthill, 9 July 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 13 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 30.
37. Suffolk. Hen. Doyle, Chr. Goldingham, and Lionel Talmache, jun. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Roger Coggeshall, dec. Westm., 13 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1d.
38. John Clayton, of Shepcroft, Chesh. Grant, in fee, of lands in Thellwall, in Dearisbury parish, Chesh., lately leased to Ric. Thomasson, which belonged to the late monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, near Shrewsbury, Salop; lands called Ollerwarpe, lately leased to Will. Hall, in Thelwall; and pasture called Willgreves and the water and fishery thereto adjoining, lately leased to the said Ric. Thomasson in the parish of Warington, Lanc. Rent, 12s. Westm. Palace, 7 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 19.
39. Sir John Gifford. Licence to alienate Mylwyche rectory, Staff., which belonged to Stone priory, and lands in Grymsyll and Coton, which belonged to Routon priory; with the advowson of Mylwyche vicarage, which belonged to Stone; to Sir Edw. Aston. Westm., 14 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 8.
40. John Molle, of Northampton. Licence to alienate the house and lands of the late Augustine Friars in Northampton; to Francis Morgan, of Northampton, and Anne his wife; and the heirs of their bodies; with contingent remainders to the said Francis and the heirs of his body; and to his right heirs. Westm., 14 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 45.
41. Ric. Walker, jun., Thos. Nordens, Thos. Wykham, and Will. Aykett, of Cottingham, Yorks. Lease of a pasture called Stanehousegeinge, in the lordship of Cottingham, Yorks., parcel of lands of Margaret late countess of Salisbury; for 21 years; at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent and 10s. increase. Waltham, 10 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
42. Chr. Eyre. Lease of a messuage called Parks and other parcels (named) of the lands of the lordship of Upton Skidmour, Wilts., now in the King's hands by the attainder of Walter ld. Hungerford; for 21 years; at 9l. 2s. 3d. rent and 6s. 8d. of increase. Westm. Palace, 8 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 15.
43. Will. Pynnock, general receiver of Warwick's lands. Lease of the coneywarren of Warwick, with the pasture and lodge therein, within the lordship of Warwick, parcel of the lands late of the earl of Warwick; for 21 years; at rents of 20s. for the warren, 6s. 8d. for the pasture and lodge, and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 14 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 27.
44. Sir Nic. Hare. Licence to alienate Southreppes manor and lands in Southreppes, Northreppes, Crowmer, Thorp, and Systrond, Norf., to Sir John Gresham, Thos. Gresham, clk., Will. Hardyng, mercer, and Thos. Rowe, merchant tailor, of London. Westm., 15 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 47.
45. Rob. Longe. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Ric. Longe, dec., viz., of all the possessions of his said father in England, Wales, and Calais, and of his interest in those possessions in England whereof Joan Longe, widow of the said Richard, is seised for life, and whereof Geo. de la Lynde and Mary his wife are seised in their lordship as of freehold in right of the said Mary, which are of the inheritance of the said Robert. Waltham, 9 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 19.
46. Rob. Lutton. Lease of the rectory of Fyneley, Yorks., parcel of the lands of Bridlyngton mon., in the King's hands by the attainder of William, the late prior; for 21 years; at 20l. rent and 20s. extra. Waltham, 11 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 14.
47. Will. Warde. Lease of the site of the manor of Cheverell Parva, Wilts., with a grange thereon; a close of pasture adjoining called the Courte close; 2 other closes newly enclosed, and 160 acres of arable land and sheep pasture in the common fields there belonging to the said manor; and a cottage with 1 virgate of land and an enclosure near the "Copise," Wilts.; parcel of the lands late of Walter ld. Hungerforde, attainted; for 21 years; at 14l. 5s. 4d. rent and 10s. of increase. Westm. Palace, 8 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 14.
48. John Hykeling, a yeoman of the Guard. Lease of a cottage and divers closes, called "Challocke," late in tenure of Rob. Monings, in the parish of Abthorp, near Towcester, parcel of the lands of Ric. Fermor, attainted; for 21 years; at 14l. 6s. 8d. rent. Waltham, 10 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 15.
49. Jacobo de Bassyano of Venice, and Anthony his brother, servants of the King. Licence to import 300 tuns of Gascon wine. Westm. Palace, 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 Feb.—(year not given).—P.S.
50. Thos. Watson, of Chestre, in the bishopric of Durham, cutler, born under the dominion of the King of Scots. Denization. Del. Westm., 15 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
51. Denbigh : Edw. Almer, of Le Holt, Griffin Ap Llewenun, and John Owen of Deserth. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Hugh Conwaye. Westm., 16 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1d.
52. John Cressener. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir John Cressener, viz., of the lordship or manors of Cles in Alhamston, alias Almeston, Ferrors in Buers, Netherhall in Otley, and Mortymers in Preston, Essex and Suff., and the advowson of the rectory or church of — (blank), which belonged to the said Sir John, or whereof he or Helen his wife, who held the same after his death as dower, were seised. Waltham, 12 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
53. Edm. Conquest. Livery of lands as bro. and h. of Ric. Conquest, viz., all possessions which came or should come to the King's hands on the death of the said Richard or any ancestor of the said Edmund or of Eliz. Beston, wife of Thos. Beston, and late wife of the said Richard. Waltham, 12 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
54. Sir Thos. Wriothesley, one of the King's principal secretaries. Licence to build walls and towers around and within the late abbey of Tychefeld, Hants., and the site and grounds, &c., thereof, and to embattle and fortify the said walls. Also pardon to the said Sir Thomas for having, without licence, transformed the said late abbey and the manor-house of Tychefeld, &c., into a chief messuage of the manor, or great and solemn place, and decorated it with towers and battlements; and licence to hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns for ever. Waltham, 11 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 34.
55. Owen Sandes, A.M. Presentation to the vicarage of the parish church of Eversham, Westmor., which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary, York, vice Edm. Whalley, dec. Westm. Palace, 19 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 20 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 10.
56. Will. Hill, LL.B. Presentation to the parish church of Swepestyn. Leic., void by death. Del. Westm., 20 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 35.
57. Charles, duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate a water-mill called a cornmill, in Asshoo, Warw., a grange called Burycote graunge, in Asshoo, and lands in Stamerton, Warw.; to Matthew Wrottesley, of Wrottesley, Staff. Westm., 22 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 47.
58. Thos. Davys. Licence to alienate a third part of the manors of Oversudyngton and Nethersudyngton, and Chesterton, in the parish of Circestre, Glouc.; to John, George, and Will. Compton and their heirs, to the use of the said Thomas and Joan his wife and the heirs of the said Thomas for ever. Westm., 22 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 8.
59. Philip Parrys. Annuity of 20 marks, issuing from a ninth part of the possessions in Sutton, Tharstrop, Conysholme, Combreworth, Burnethorp, Skendelby, Manby, Wythern, Bradley, Graynesby, and Wylton, Linc.; which ninth part belonged to Sir Edw. Boleyn, dec.; during the minority of Edw. Boleyn, s. and h. of the said Sir Edward; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm. Palace, 18 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 14.
60. Sir Hen. Knyvet. a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of the chief house or messuage and gardens of the manor of Westhorselegh, Surrey, in the King's hands by the attainder of Hen. late marquis of Exeter; with 2d. a day as keeper of the house and 2d. a day as keeper of the gardens. Westm. Palace, 7 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 41.
61. John Waldegrave. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Helen, late wife of Geo. Babyngton, dec., viz., son of Elizabeth, one of the daughters of John Cheyney, dec., father of Joan, another of the daughters of the said John Cheyney, and mother of Elizabeth, mother of the said Helen. Westm. Palace, 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 18.
62. John Maynarde, of London, mercer. Another enrolment of his grant of Stapleford Abbots, in the year 32 Hen. VIII. See Vol. XVI., No. 580 (100). Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 14.
63. John Smyth. Lease of lands now in his tenure in the lordship or manor of Lacchelade, Glouc., late in the hands of Queen Jane, dec.; for 21 years; at stated rents, and 5s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 26 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 14.
64. Edw. Hungate. Annuity of 10l. from lands in Kelfield, Yorks., which belonged to John Stillington. dec., during the minority of Thos. Stillington. s. and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Waltham. 11 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 3.
65. Edm. Sture. Custody of the possessions in Yernecombe, Loperige, Corffild, Modbery, Addeslade, Stone, and Marige, Devon, late of John Hert, dec.; during the minority of John Hert, s. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Waltham, 11 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 35.
66. Edw. Erlyngton. Licence to alienate the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Ruddyswell, Essex; to Reginald Baynbryk, clk. Westm., 28 Feb. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 47.
67. Will., earl of Southampton. Confirmation of his right and estate in the manor of Hoton Pasell, Yorks., which was granted inter alia by pat. 3 May 11 Hen. VIII., to the said earl, by the name of Sir Will. Fitz William and Mabel his wife, in survivorship, with remainder to their eldest son during his life. The said manor now to be held by the said earl, his heirs and assigns, for ever. Westm. Palace, 26 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Feb.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 12.
68. Pardons of misprision of treason committed before 14 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII., to :—
Anne wife of Hen. Howarde, Alice wife of Ant. Restwold. Joan wife of Wm. Bulmer, Malena Tylmey, widow, and Wm. Assheby. all of Lambeth, Surr. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 32.
Also to :—
Margaret wife of lord William Howard, Kath. Tylney, Marg, wife of John Benet, and Edw. Waldegrave. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 24.
Privy seals for each of the above persons, dated Westm., 25 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. 28 Feb.

Footnotes

1 Mons. de Formes.
2 This paragraph is printed by Gachard in his "Analectes Historiques" (Series I.-IV), pp. 244-5.
3 These words are not in the 18th century copy printed by Gachard.
4 Carne and Vanghan.
5 The book about Anne of Cleves. See No. 55.
6 Norfolk herald.
7 "Dyvry" in § 2, which is right : he was abbot of Ivry.
8 "Bryennes" in § 2.
9 The Cardinals.
10 In February, 1540.
11 In the case of debtors the alternative of paying is allowed.