138. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 1 March. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton,
Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Russell, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—The clerk of the
Council examined witnesses of words surmised to have been spoken by
[*** Next entry is 3 March.]
2,067, f. 124.
139. William Aldcroft.
Will of Will. Aldcroft, of the parish of Thornton, dioc. Chester,
made 1 March 1541.
Modern copy, p. 1.
140. Fortification Of Hull.
Instructions given by the King to Sir Ric. Long, captain of his
town of Hull, and Mich. Stanop, his Highness' lieutenant there, whom his
Majesty now sends to Hull.
Having appointed Long to be captain of the town of Kingston-upon-Hull
and of such fortresses as he intends to make there with all diligence,
the King wishes him to prepare men to attend him as in a schedule signed
by the King and delivered to him, and, with Stanop, to go with speed
to Hull. For surety of the town, to which there is great "recourse and
confluence of people" (although the King minds not to abridge any of the
present liberties) until the fortresses are made, the gates of the town,
viz., Hasell Gate, the Water Gate and the Brickgate towards Holderness,
shall be locked nightly, and the keys brought to the captain, or, in his
absence, to the lieutenant; and all the other "gates and posterne" shall be
closed up and dammed, according to the device made at the King's being
there. The soldiers, porters, and gunners appointed to the garrison shall
be set to ward daily at the gates. Doubtless the mayor, burgesses and
inhabitants will follow the King's pleasure and Long's or Stanop's advice.
Long and his retinue shall meanwhile lie in the King's house at Hull, and
Stanop and his in the most convenient house adjoining the tower at the
Watergate, and shall furnish the gatehouse or tower of the King's house
and the tower at the Watergate with ordnance. Their retinues and those
of the chief constable and chief porter, the two chaplains except, shall,
when outside their lodgings, carry their halberts as at Calais. The great
ordnance is to be bent upon the haven, and six persons at least to watch
nightly. Long, or in his absence Stannop, may, if need be, levy the King's
people in Hull and in all the rules committed to Sir Ric. Long, viz., Holderness,
the lordship of Cottingham, the lands lately belonging to the earl of
Northumberland, the lordship of Beverley and the lands late of Sir Robt.
Constable. The King has given his commission under the Great Seal to
Long, and has signified his pleasure to the mayor, burgesses and inhabitants.
Long and Stanop shall oversee the King's works, and assist John
Rogers, surveyor there; and Long shall keep the King's treasure, pay
monthly the wages of himself and Stanop and their retinues, and deliver
money for the payment of the works according to the "ordonnance"
delivered to Rogers. If Long chance to depart thence, by the King's
licence, he shall take with him no more than twelve of his men, and shall
charge the rest to obey Stanop; and if Stanop goes he shall take no more
than four, leaving the rest to attend the captain.
Draft, corrected in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 15. Endd. : "depeched
primo Martii apud Westm. 1541."
2. List of writings for the despatch of Sir Ric. Long and Michael
Stanhope, viz. :—
"Th'instructions. The commission. The letter to Hull. The copy
of the same letter. The schedule of wages, signed. The bill of Sir R.
Ellerker's offices, &c. The bill of Sir R. Page's offices.
"To Mr. Stanop :—A copy of the commission. A copy of the letter
to Hull. A copy of the schedule."
In Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : The note of Mr. Long and Mr.
3. Articles devised by the King for an order among his servants and
workmen at Hull and for the advancement of his fortifications there.
First, since he has appointed Sir Ric. Long captain of the town and
fortresses to be made there "and in certain other places and rules thereabout," (fn. 1)
John Rogers, comptroller and chief surveyor of works there,
and all engaged in the works there, shall obey the said Sir Richard, and,
in his absence, Michael Stannoppe, lieutenant there. 2. Sir Richard
shall have custody "and charge" (fn. 2) of all treasure sent thither
for the garrison and works; out of which he shall monthly pay
the wages of himself, the lieutenant, and the gunners and soldiers in a
schedule signed by the King which shall be (altered from "is") delivered
to him, and also, against each pay for the works, deliver to Thos. Alrede
(altered from "— [blank] Aldridge"), paymaster of works there, the
money required according to an estimate to be made by Rogers, the
master mason and master carpenter. Within a fortnight after each pay,
the paymaster shall make two books signed by Rogers, "the said Aldrige"
whom the King appoints one of the constables of the said fortress, the
master mason and master carpenter, or two of them of whom Rogers must
be one, of the particulars of the pay. One of these books shall be
delivered to Long, and the other remain with the paymaster. Rogers,
the master mason and the master carpenter, "if they be not sick," shall
sit with the paymaster at every pay. Rogers shall have 18d. a day for
himself and 6d. a day for a clerk, and 4d. a day extra for every day he
shall ride forth for provision of necessaries. The paymaster shall have
8d. a day as one of the constables, and 6d. a day for a clerk "to help to
write his book." The master mason and master carpenter to have 12d.
a day each. Rogers and all others shall observe the order contained in
a schedule signed by the King and entitled, "Instructions and rules for
the true surveying and setting forth of his Majesty's works"; and Rogers
shall, with advice of the master mason and master carpenter and aid of
Sir Ric. Long, see those who infringe it corrected "and punished." (fn. 2)
The paymaster shall at every month's end send up an abridgment of
the charges of the month past, signed by Rogers, the master mason and
the master carpenter. And as the King, at his late being at Hull, left
in the hands of Mr. Eylande, Mr. Knolles, and others, 1,000l. to be
employed in preparation against this spring; and, by an account brought
by Rogers, before Christmas, a good sum of it is yet unpaid, that residue
is to be first paid out in wages and provisions by those who have the
disbursing of it.
Draft, pp. 11. With corrections in Henry VIII.'s. own hand, and
the last paragraph added in Wriothesley's hand. Endd.
4. Offices that Sir Ralph Ellerkar has of the King for life, viz. :—
Stewardships of Holderness, with 20l. fee; of Cottyngham, with 40s.;
of Rys, with 40s.; of Sir Robert Constable's lands, with 5l. Bailiwick
of Holderness, with 6l. Also "I" have 100 mks. a year for waiting on
the Council of the North Parts, besides my own diet and 4 servants'.
5. Ordinances for the garrison of Hull, setting out (with the punishments
for disobedience) the periods and conditions under which the
governor, the lieutenant and captain, the deputies and the porters may
be absent from their posts; the ward to be kept by day and watch by
night; the times for opening and shutting the gates; that no stranger
born, nor more persons than half the garrison be suffered within any hold;
that no bribes or exactions be taken of the country or of ships; that none
of the garrison hunt, hawk, course, or otherwise take, deer, hares, or
coneys without warrant, or "hawk or otherwise destroy, or take with any
kind of gin, snare, or other trinket, nor shoot with crossbow or gun at
any hawks, pheasants, partridges, herons, or shovelers"; that every man
furnish himself with harness and weapons before Midsummer; that no
gunner shall shoot ordnance or "halse" any ship without command, nor
is the captain to waste the King's powder, to the danger of those that
pass by. Every pay day proclamation shall be made, and the garrison
shall pay all debts they have incurred. Not more than two soldiers or
gunners to be absent at once, or more than three days in a month. The
"allowance of powder for exercise and halsing of ships" to be at the
governor's discretion. The munitions to be viewed at the taking of the
musters. Death of any of the garrison to be certified to the King. None
to make frays at the gate, or upon the walls, or at night. Each man to
observe his oath, as follows, viz., to be true to King Henry VIII., king
of England, France, and Ireland, &c., and his heirs according to the
statute of succession, to reveal to the Privy Council anything he learns
that is prejudicial to the King, realm or safety of the fortress, do his duty
and detect those who neglect theirs, abstain from quarrelling and obey
Draft, pp. 19. Endd. : "Ordonnance for Hull."
283, f. 144.
141. Audeley, Norfolk, And Southampton To Lord Cobham.
Requiring him to certify them, as assessors of the subsidy granted
by the last Parliament, the full yearly value of the lands, &c., which he
holds "by reason of wardship, or by execution, or for years, by copy of
court roll, or at will, or else after the rate of all your goods, catells,
ready money, plate, jewels, debts owing you and all other your moveable
substance." London, 2 March. Signed : T. Audeley, Chauncellour : T.
Norffolk : W. Southampton.
P. 1. Add.
142. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 3 March. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton,
Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Russell, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—John Ownstede of
Oxstede, accused by Sympson, parson of Farley, and other witnesses
(named), sent to the Tower, and his brother John Ownstede of Sawnderstede
bound in a recognisance (cited) to appear. Recognisances (cited)
of Domingo Erice, Barth. Campeigne, Barth. Fortigui, and Maredito Neretti
for payment of Ant. Guidotti's debt to the King.
St. P., VIII.
143. The Privy Council To Paget.
The King has received his of the 26th ult., and commands them to
instruct him how the French ambassador has proceeded in the matter of
alliance. Before last progress, he made an overture to "me, the duke of
Norfolk," for a straiter amity, by marriage or otherwise. The Duke
answered that, considering their slackness in the observance of existing
leagues and payment of the pension, he durst not move such a thing unless
the King were first satisfied in the matter of the pension. Then, at
Grimestho[rp], upon new letters from France, the ambassador made a
special overture to the Duke for a marriage between the duke of Orleans
and the lady Elizabeth, and, upon discussion of her age and other
circumstances, descended to the lady Mary. Here again he was
asked about the pension and whether he had power to treat.
He had no power, and was told that the King would not
communicate of such a matter without it. Then, at York, and now
of late, he has entertained the same purpose; and, at the ambassadors of
Scotland being here, declared that his master would send commission for
it, but had heard of overtures for a meeting between the King and the
King of Scots, and offered to make a third. It was answered that if such
a commission was sent, the King would lovingly and friendly listen to the
purpose, and that, such was his desire to see the French king, although
well stricken in years, he would agree to such a meeting, well arranged
beforehand, but thought it not meet that the King of Scots should be
there, both for the danger and expense of the passage, the hindrance to
conclusions, and the inconvenience of leaving the broken men upon the
Borders without control.
Now lately the French king sent commission for the marriage. The
King, on his part, gave commission to "us the duke of Norfolk, the lord
Privy Seal, the bishops of Durham and Winchester and Sir Thomas
Wriothesley," who, upon the view of the commissions, found that of
France to contain one intolerable fault, and to be too meagre, extending
only to the marriage and not to the increase of amity, as theirs did. The
fault was that it runs "for a marriage to be concluded between his cousin,
the lady Mary, eldest daughter of England and legityme, and his son the
duke of Orleans." Said they could not accept such a commission without
incurring the danger of treason and that it would prejudice the King to
grant indirectly what ought to depend upon the other conditions, and
that unless he would put the word "legityme" out of his commission, or
promise to have it amended and so send for a new commission, they could
not proceed. He said he dare not put out a word and could not promise
the amendment, but would write; and that unless the King would
legityme her they could talk no further. Required him not to despatch
until they had referred to the King. Next day told him they could not
tell what the King might do upon the conditions of the marriage, but to
have it inserted, and as it were determined beforehand, was too much
injury. In reasoning the matter he went so far from "faire legityme"
and stuck so fast to "tenir legityme" that they again referred to the
King. Had a third meeting, in which they said they had declared to the
King their communications of the day before, who was well affectioned
to anything that might increase the amity and, as to the marriage, if a
new commission were sent, without the word "legityme," and giving power
to conclude other matter for the increase of the amity, he would give his
daughter as lawful heir to the Crown in default of all other lawful heirs,
male and female, had or to be had. Added that there was, perchance, as
great a prince as Orleans that would take her thus; and that, thus set forth,
she was rather to be embraced for the duke of Orleans than the bp. of
Rome's niece for the Dolphin. He answered that he believed it, but that
it was more honorable for the son of France to marry the poorest
gentlewoman, being legityme, than a dame of the noblest parentage, being
As the matter has been talked of to Paget, and may be renewed upon
the arrival of the French ambassador's letters, the King desires him to
know the whole truth, that he may declare it, if spoken to by the French
king, Queen of Navarre, Admiral, or any of the Privy Council, together
with the King's affection to the French king, which is such that if the
matter take no effect the lack must rest with them.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 18. Endorsement pasted on :
Minute to Mr. Paget, iijo Marcii 1541 : from Westm.
144. The Privy Council.
Meeting at lord Russell's house, 4 March. Present : Chancellor,
Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester,
Russell, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Ant. Guidotti, who had been
long prisoner in the Fleet, discharged on surety of four men mentioned
in the acts of the day before and his own recognisance (cited). The Fishmongers
Adventurers exhibited complaints against Hamburg and
145. Marillac To Francis I.
As soon as this King learnt that Marillac had express power to
treat and conclude the marriage, he deputed Norfolk, the lord Privy Seal,
the bps. of Durham and Winchester and the Chief Secretary to negociate;
to whom Marillac read the power, and they, without asking for original
or copy, produced similar and more ample letters of credence for themselves.
Nothing was done the first day except that, with most gracious
words, they discoursed of the benefits of this alliance, the desire of the
Kings for it, the good fortune of being the ministers of it, and the like,
so that, but for long knowing how prodigal the English are of such
language, Marillac might have been lulled to sleep by it. But, seeing all
their words were only general, Marillac replied in the same strain by
specifying nothing; and it was well he did, for when they came to close
quarters their language was quite different. The second day of their
meeting, after some difficulties about procedure, which were arranged,
they required the word in Marillac's power which mentions Madame
Marie as legitimate to be struck out, as, by Act of Parliament, it was
treason for them to confess her legitimate; but, when the word was erased,
they would settle the conditions of marriage and then speak of the
legitimacy. Otherwise they could not proceed, unless, perhaps, Marillac
had another power in which the word was omitted. Replied that, besides
the danger of falsifying Francis's letters, this quality of legitime had
always been premised when the matter was opened with Norfolk in the
North and was the foundation of the whole edifice, and this doubt ought
to be cleared at the outset, lest after long meetings it should in the end
mar all. The conclusion was that they would refer to their King, and
declare his resolution on the morrow.
The third day they said that, for his affection to this treaty and to save
delay, their King was content to proceed as if the word legitime was
omitted, and, when the rest was agreed, would declare his intention upon
this, and would do much for Francis as the personage of all the world to
whom he had most affection; adding, as of themselves, that they thought
their King would deliver the lady as legitimate. However, seeing Marillac
obstinate on this point, and that without this quality of legitimacy he did
not demand any marriage (party), they condescended to the lady being
delivered as legitimate, provided the other conditions were settled, saying,
still, that they had no authority for this, but expected the King would
grant it. Not to lose time, it was thought best to enter upon the other
conditions; but then, in place of speaking of the parti they would give,
putting the waggon before the oxen, they demanded what dower would
be assigned, in order that they might deliberate what dot to give.
Answered that they ought first to declare what dot they would give, and
thereupon discuss its increase and the assignment of the dower; for it
would be strange to speak of the dower, which was but an accessory, before
deciding the dot, which was the principal. This, in the end, they almost
admitted, but, as the hour was past, remitted the matter to the morrow.
The fourth day, when only the conditions remained to be debated, the
difficulty about legitimation being settled, instead of resuming the last
discussion, they took up their first proposition, the alteration of Marillac's
power; and, as to legitimacy, disguising the quality of legitime and able
to succeed, they said that in default of other heirs she should succeed,
and, on Marillac's asking what heirs, replied that they had no charge to
speak further; and they would not specify whether she should precede all
daughters according to the law of primogeniture, but only that, in default
of legitimate heirs, she would have the right to succeed; alleging that
if they would have delivered her in such a quality to others, she would
have already found a husband as great as Mons. d'Orleans.
Such is their resolution. If Francis will treat, the word legitime should
be omitted from Marillac's power, and a clause added authorising him to
treat, not only the marriage, but all other things in debate between the
Kings, as in the power which they produced. Infers that they are not
so very anxious for this affair to succeed, and their pressing for the
correction of the power may be that they may boast that they were asked
to deliver to a son of France an illegitimate daughter of England. In
one of these meetings a word escaped them, viz., that it was not in their
King's power to make his daughter legitimate, but to leave her the
inheritance, which word they next day laughingly denied speaking; which
was tacitly to confess it. Still, as the marriage of Queen Katharine, her
mother, is approved by the Church, if they would, as they promised,
legitimise her as to the succession before all other daughters, Francis's
reputation would be preserved. Whether Francis wishes to temporise,
and keep them from joining the Emperor until he sees how his affairs
succeed, or to break off altogether, no harm is done, for the discussion
has been sweet and gracious. Nothing has been said of the interview;
indeed it was fitting to first clear up the affair of this marriage. The
English have asked him to forward with this a letter to their ambassador;
presumably enquiring how Francis takes this.
As for occurrences; since the departure of Morvillier, lord William's
wife is released from prison, and her husband will shortly be set at liberty.
Lord Lisle, formerly deputy of Calais, being out of trouble and his Order, (fn. 3)
honour and goods restored, died a few days afterwards. Parliament
will not end till near Easter. Marked as sent by Jehan de Bollogne. (fn. 4)
French. Modern transcript, pp. 8. Headed : Londres, 4e Mars 1542.
St. P., III.
Petition of the lord Fitz William Bourke to the lord Deputy and
Council of Ireland, at Limerick, 4 March 33 Hen. VIII.; in which he
desires the King's pardon and to have the fee farm, &c., of Galway, and
of divers towns (named, including Sligo, which is claimed by O'Donell)
and to be grand captain of his country, as the earls of Ormond and Desmond
are in theirs, by letters patent, and to have some name of honour.
He will renounce the name of McWilliam, the Brehon laws, &c.
Memorandum, that the lord Deputy and Council granted the above
until the King's pleasure were further known, and with certain conditions
as to Sligo and other places. McWilliam has given his son, Ric. Bourke,
as pledge. Signed at the head by St. Leger, and at the foot by Ormond,
Desmond, Abp. Browne, Edm. abp. of Cashell, Edw. bp. of Meath, J. F.
baron of Slane, Brabason, Aylmer, Travers, Justice Houth, Cusake, Jenico
viscount of Gormanstown, Patrick Barnewall lord of Trimletiston, and
Oliver Plunket baron of Louth.
A long slip of parchment, indented at the top.
147. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 5 March. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk,
Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Winchester, Russell, Cheyney, Gage,
Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Sir Geo. Lawson [sent] an
estimate for works at Berwick. Warrant to Martin Bowes, &c.
VI. I., No. 234.
148. Chapuys To Charles V.
The French ambassador, after frequent communication with the
Privy Councillors here, despatched a messenger to his King for fuller
instructions; for those he had, besides being too general, did not state
the sum Francis would demand as the dower of the Princess, besides the
extinction of debts, &c., due to Henry. The ambassador further said that
it would be very difficult, or impossible, to get the English to consent to
extinction of the debt by way of dowry, as the arrears of pension alone
amount to nearly one million of gold. In asking for fuller instructions,
he says he thinks the English would prefer the dowry to be charged on
the Duchy of Milan, which Francis gives in appanage to the Duke of
Orleans, if the Dauphin, after renouncing it in his favour, would bind himself
to help in its conquest whenever required. And the ambassador fully
expects to be able to negociate on these terms. He also presses for a copy
of the treaty of 1527, to which the English continually refer.
Thinks, for all these intrigues, that the marriage will never take place;
but it would be wise to prevent any chance of these people agreeing with
the French. Thinks that during the last day or two there has been more
business transacted between this King's Councillors and the French
ambassador than during the last four months; but they have done it only
to excite the Emperor's jealousy; and they have taken care to let Chapuys
know, by a third hand, viz., by a physician whom they use as a spy upon
him and the French ambassador, that the latter has had these long and
frequent interviews, and that he must be negociating great things.
In conference with the French ambassador, Norfolk desired him to send
his commendations to Mme. d'Allebrecht, whom he called his mistress,
telling her he would at any time furnish 10,000 cr., and even borrow
10,000 more if he knew where, for the recovery of her kingdom of Navarre,
besides devoting his own person to it; but Chapuys does not believe he
would spend one tournois therein. This information comes from the
ambassador's man, who would like a pension on the receipt of Artois for
his mother. He has also asked indirectly for a larger sum of money.
Has not hesitated to supply his wants. Begs that his own case be remembered.
London, 5 March 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
VI. I., No. 235.
149. Chapuys To Mary Of Hungary.
Received this morning a message from the Privy Councillors
respecting the seizure of a horse bought by Mr. Wallop, the governor of
Guisnes, in Flanders, when he was attempting to cross the frontier. This
was done by the bailly of Dunkirk, in spite of a licence from the Queen,
which it is true was made out in the name of Dr. Carne, but he had
transferred it to Wallop. Recommends the release of the animal, as
Wallop has always been a friend of the Emperor. London, 5 March 1542.
P.S.—Has just received, very opportunely, her letter of the 25th ult.,
which he will answer by the first courier.
From the Vienna Archives.
150. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 6 March. Present : Canterbury, Norfolk, Suffolk,
Southampton, Sussex, Winchester, Russell, Cheyney, Gage, Browne,
Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Riche, Baker. Business :—Letters received
from Mr. Steven, master of works at Carlisle, to the King, of receipt
of munitions and delivery of artillery to Sir Thos. Wharton by Sir Thos.
Wentworth. Letters received from Wallop, Rows and Lee, with an
estimate of monthly charges at Guisnes.
Acts of the
P. of Sc., II.
151. Parliament Of Scotland.
Held at Edinburgh, 6 March 1541, by Gawen, abp. of Glasgow,
chancellor, and ten other commissioners (named). Case of the widow and
children of Robt. Lesly deferred. Prorogued to 4 May.
152. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 7 March. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk,
Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Letters of 26 Feb. received
from Sir Thos. Wharton of attemptates by Scots, his meeting with Maxwell
and Maxwell's communication with an Englishman at that time.
Passport for Paskall to depart by 25 March, with 40 cr. and a horse. The
indenture with the Staplers exhibited, and the one part left in custody
of the lord Privy Seal.
153. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 8 March. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton,
Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.
154. Henry VIII. To Sir Ric. Long And Mich. Stanhope.
Gave them a schedule, signed, of the number of persons appointed
to the garrison of Hull, with their wages. Has since thought it necessary
to add a master gunner to oversee, under them, the gunners; and has
named to that office Thos. King, now master gunner at Hull, whom they
are to admit and pay 8d. a day for himself and 4d. for a man under him.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Long and
Mr. Stannop, viijo Martii 1541.
155. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 9 March. Present : Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton,
Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Letters devised and
sent to the mayor and aldermen of Hull to set reasonable prices on victuals,
that the King's workmen sent thither might live on their wages. Geo.
Browne, master of the ordnance at Calais, presented books of the munition
and artillery now there and the necessary pieces lacking. Letters to
Deputy and Council in Calais for setting at liberty lady Lisle and her
daughters and ministers and restoring their apparel and jewels. Warrant
to Pollard to deliver to Harry Simpson, clk., for lady Lisle, 100l. for
payment of her debts, transporting, &c.
156. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 10 March. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk,
Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester,
Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—
Order (detailed) taken upon the petition of Joan Bulmer, sister of —
Acworth, of Lewton, against her husband, — Bulmer.
VI.I., No. 236.
157. Chapuys To Charles V.
Encloses copy of the letter to the Queen Regent (No. 149?). Since
then nothing has occurred worth mentioning. London, 10 March 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
19,865, f. 68b.
Inquisition taken before the King's Commissioners at Limerick on
"Tuusday next after Shrofte Tuisday which was the xxiij (sic for xxxiij?) (fn. 5)
yeare of our sovereign lord King Henry the Eighth," of the possessions
of the Castle of Limerick, of the taking of certain jewels, &c., of churches
there by Edmund Abp. of Cashell and Walter Cowley, the King's solicitor,
"taking upon them to be the King's Commissioners" in 30 Hen. VIII.,
of the possessions and church ornaments of the Franciscan monastery there,
and of their disposal, of extortions by officers there, &c. Prefaced by
the Commissioners' writ for return of a jury on the Friday before St.
Patrick's Day, dated 8 March 33 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, pp. 9.