VI., II., No. 8.
339. Mary Of Hungary to Chapuys.
Has received a packet of letters from the Emperor, with one for
him to serve as instructions in negociating the closer alliance. Should
he require further information about the old treaties they shall be sent.
Sends a new cipher to be used in important cases. Thanks for the news
in his letters of 30 April and 7th inst. Antwerp, 21 May 1542. From
the Vienna Archives.
St. P., III.
340. Sir Ant. St. Leger to Henry VIII.
On the 15th, met Oneil and other Irish captains of the North.
Among them was Maguillem, whose ancestors came from Wales, who is
grown as Irish as the worst and adhered to Oneil in the late conflict. He
humbly desires pardon. His country lying far from the Pale, he had to
adhere to some Irishmen for defence against others, and he confesses that
no captain of his name has died in his bed, but all slain by Irishmen.
His country adjoins the Ban, where all the salmon fishing is, and his
obedience will improve the fishing.
Declared to Oneil that, since he had offended more than any other
Irishman, he must wholly submit to the King's order or the King would
make him a spectacle to all other Irishmen. He answered that he would
wholly submit; and that answer being read to him, three or four times,
set his hand and seal to it with the best words possible, if Irishmen's
words could be trusted. Has drawn Oneil's chief strength, being his
galloglas, to the King's service by promising them a waste country called
Mourne, containing one old castle called Green Castle. Has the captain
McDonell's chief son in pledge for this and for the articles he has condescended
to (copy enclosed). They are 400 or 500 men harnessed, who
are bound to serve under certain conditions (stated). Made the captain
confess in presence of Oneil that he would never serve him or any other
Irishman against the King. No man ever saw Oneil so tractable : he will
be at next session of Parliament here, and will repair to the King, or
send his eldest son. Thinks he would go himself if he had money.
Parliament begins here on Monday sevennight after Trinity Sunday.
Expects Desmond on Saturday next to tarry here till his repair to England.
Has appointed the chief of the Council to be here these holidays,
when they will write of this proceeding with Oneil. Dublin, 22 May 34
Hen. VIII. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
341. The Council Of Trent.
Bull of indiction of the Council of Trent. Rome, 11 kal. Junii
342. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Greenwich, 23 May. Present : Southampton, Sussex,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—At the suit of the surveyor of
Calais, letters were before written to Wotton, treasurer there, to pay
certain money spent in making brick, &c., but, as it was not paid, more
earnest letters were devised. Letter devised by stamp for the coming
over of Sir Edw. Bray, lieutenant of Calais Castle. Letters sent to St.
Leger, deputy in Ireland.
[*** Next entry is 26 May.]
343. Berwick-Upon-Tweed. (fn. 1)
"The true copy of the book of statutes and ordinances at Barwik."
1. Any soldiers of this garrison not already sworn to the King and the
captain are to come to the captain and take their oaths, or else lose their
wages, and be punished at the captain's pleasure. 2. Those having retinues
to keep the full number of their retinues daily within the town, unless
otherwise licensed, or else forfeit double wages for each man absent, and
be "punished for that frawdell way in example of other." 3. Persons
committing treason or making any "confederacies, conspiracy, conventicles,
common murmurs, or any imaginatio[ns] within the town and
bounds of Barwik," to be taken as traitors. 4. Purloiners of ordnance
or harness to suffer death. 5. If any person of this town intercommuneth
with Scots or aliens or rebels, without special licence, "or elles under
that intercomyninge or licens doth perloyne, steall, or withdrawe any
Englishmen throughe goodes," he shall be taken as a traitor. 6. Persons
standing indicted of felony or treason, who have not purchased the King's
charter, and persons who being abjured the King's lands reënter without
licence, to be "put in bayle" until the King's pleasure be known. 7.
Against annoying strangers who have the King's safe conduct, or
victuallers of the town. 8. Affrays at the gates or at the watch hill after
the watch bell is ringing, or murders within the town or the escry of the
watch upon the walles, or affrays by any of the scout watch, stand watch,
or search watch upon one another to be punished by death. 9. Likewise
"any man that cometh to the watch hill and is abeled by the officers
for to watch, and thereupon hath the watch word given him, and then
goeth off the walls ere the watch be rung in the morning." 10. Any of
the stand watch that suffers soldiers or searchers to come between him
and the battlement of the wall, or suffers a searcher to pass without
giving the watch word, to be imprisoned—(blank) days, and lose a check
of 18d., for the first offence, and for the second to have double imprisonment,
and never "be suffered to watch more upon the walls;" and the
searcher so presuming, without due consideration, to have like punishment.
11. Soldiers staying out of garrison over night without licence,
or, having licence, failing to leave a sufficient person for skry and alarm,
or outstaying their licence, to forfeit double wages. 12. Soldiers appointed
to keep scourage not "skowring the dangerful places within the bounds,"
or failing at evening to bring in all the horses of the garrison delivered
to them by tally, to pay the value of any horse lost to its owner, have
an action in the marshal's court, and be punished. 13. If the marshal
or clerks of the watch "chekke" any soldier and omit to hire an able
watchman in his place they shall be put in ward until the King's pleasure
be known. 14. Clerks of the watch who fail to call every soldier whose
turn it is "for to watch or ward upon the day, hayraygies or keeping of
skourage," but "spare their skirmishmen or friends or any other person,
for lucre or winning unto them," to forfeit 20s. to the King's bridge of
this town, and for a second offence lose office and be punished. 15, 16.
Clerks of the watch "that is assigned by the captain" to attach and present
to the marshal's court, "and do withdraw the benefit from the King
and the captain in this behalf," and soldiers resisting arrest by the
clerks of the watch "or other having the tipped staff," to be imprisoned
8 days, lose office, and be punished further at the captain's
pleasure. 17. Yeoman porters to abide at their gates and "keep
the said gates cleanly and honestly, so as the King's people be
not 'noyed thereby," or else suffer fine and imprisonment. 18.
Yeomen porters failing to shut and spar the gates and wickets
and deliver the keys to the captain "at due times used," or failing
to fetch the keys from the captain in the morning, to suffer death, and
the master porter be committed to ward until the King's pleasure be
known. 19. Porters suffering "any Scottish born person or other
aliante" to come within the gates without the King's safe conduct, or
captain's licence, to be for the first offence imprisoned six days, and pay
the cost of a substitute, and doing "such things eftsoons" lose office.
20. Any porter taking money "by way of bribery for the daily residence
attendance giving at the said gates otherwise than of right hath been
used," to forfeit fourfold to the party, and be punished. 21. Porters
failing to shut the gates at every escry and alarm by day (or by night to
come to their defence) or suffering fodder, straw, corn, thakke, faggots,
broom, or other gross things to pass in without being well searched shall
be executed. 22. Persons counterfeiting keys of gates, posterns, towers,
or store houses to die as traitors. 23. Soldiers of the garrison privily
ransoming their prisoners, so as to defraud the captain of his third, or
taking "an enemy which is a gentleman of coat armour," and not presenting
him first to the captain, to lose horse harness and goods, and be
punished. 24. Soldiers suffering their prisoners to be abroad in the
town by day without escort, and not imprisoned in the porter's prison by
night, to forfeit them to the finder and be punished. 25. "Also if there
be any soldier of this town or garrison that occupieth with his own hands
any vile occupation, or commonly fishing for any white fish or salmon, he
or they so doing, for the first fault, to lose a check of 18d., and for the
second time 3s. 4d., and the third time 6s. 8d. to the bridge of Berwick,
and for the fourth time to be put out of wages." 26. Every soldier
admitted to wages to wear a jacket of the King's colours, viz., white and
green, whenever summoned by the captain; or else, for first offence, lose
a day's wage, and be imprisoned one day, and for the second offence be
dismissed. 27. If any soldiers "dice or card for any money, or play at
the tables, but for beer, ale, or wine," the players and owners of the
tables, cards, and dice to be imprisoned three days, and their losings
forfeited to the captain; "except it be within the xxth days of Christmas,
or else at any of the town gates of the said town or within the watch
houses or the market place, or the toll booth;" the forfeited money to be
employed upon the King's bridge. 28. Any soldier keeping a cur dog
or bitch after the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next coming
to lose 12d., and the dog to be killed. No hound or greyhound, spaniel,
or other kind of dog to go in the streets by day unless "hardeled or
ledde in leses or lyams or otherwise, so it be no 'noyance," on pain of
forfeiture to the taker and a fine of 4d. to the owner, or 12d. for a
second offence, and for a third offence banishment of both person and
hound. Dogs suffered by the captain and council to remain in the
town are to be kept indoors by night, on pain of forfeiture to such as take
them in of 40d. "for the first default or escape," and for a second offence
the owner to pay 6s. 8d., and for a third pay 6s. 8d., and lose the hound,
the money to be employed upon the King's bridge. 29. The master of
the ordnance omitting to see to its safeguard and the "leynge, steynge,
and ablinge," of the pieces to the most advantage shall be dismissed and
punished. 30. Embezzling ordnance punishable by death. 31. If the
master of the ordnance take into wages any person not admitted and
abled by the captain, that person to have no wages. 32. If a soldier
assigned to the day watch keep not in his place "from the watch bell
ring in the morning unto the time it ring at night, and if he escry not
and warn them of the garrison with th alarm bell for every ship and
other vessel that shall fortune to come within sight, by man's reason,
before the road, and to set forth the banner toward what part any ship
or vessel so coming," and give not warning of every person, on horse or
foot, that comes within the bounds of Berwick, he shall "have his head
stricken off at the Market Cross." 33. Soldiers not having complete
harness and weapons to be put out of wages and punished. 34. Soldiers
stealing their fellows' weapons to be imprisoned eight days, pay 5s. to
the plaintiff, and be banished; their abettors to be imprisoned 20 days,
pay 10s., and be banished. 35. Soldiers wearing any livery but the
King's or captain's to forfeit it, lose their rooms, and be banished at the
captain's pleasure. 36. A soldier going to church or market to bear a
bill or an axe, on pain of losing 4d. for the first offence, 8d. for the
second, 12d. for the third, and dismissal for the fourth. 37. No soldier
to mow any grass within the bounds "without it be to him limited by
the captain or the council;" on pain of losing the grass and three days'
imprisonment; and for a second offence to lose his grass and his room.
38. Quarter masters of "bawtyes," or petty captains appointed to lead
hostings or forays, to do it truly and divide the spoil justly. 39. Soldiers
riding in hostings not defensibly arrayed to have but child's part of the
booty, and forfeit horse and harness to the captain. 40. None to make
any enterprise upon the enemy without first showing his purpose to the
captain. 41. If any person admitted to be of the stand watch upon the
walls be found out of his place, or be found sleeper, he shall, for first
default, forfeit 4d. to his finders and 6d. to the marshal, and sit in prison
three days; "and if he be found three times sleeping, or else if he make
any skry or warning otherwise than he ought to do, through which his
fellow that by likelihood should be taken sleeper by any of the search
watch might have knowledge and warning thereby, he to be punished,
for the first default, and lose a check of xviijd. and iij days' imprisonment;
and for the second default, as well the sleeper as the skryer, they
both to be put over where they made the said default, and set in two
baskets and a can of drink in their hands, and there he or they to tarry
unto the time the rope be cut, and so to redeem themselves." 42.
Searchers who do not use true diligence in searching the stand watch,
speaking to the scout watch, and searching the ditch without and within
the walls, or who overlook defaults of the watchmen, or come within
the town after receiving the watch word, or remain not in the watch
house, except when their course is to go about, or go about the walls
without his fellow, or in case of escry or alarm make not due haste to
the watch which he did set and see the watch bells in
every quarter rung to warn the town, "and in what
quarter the fray conteynith that bell to be long rung;" such offenders
to be put out of wages and punished at the captain's pleasure. 43. A
soldier that has rule of the watch bell, who hastens not to the church to
strike a general alarm, when cause requires by night, to suffer death.
44. A Scottish born person, chartered or unchartered, presenting himself
to be a soldier of this garrison or to be of the stand watch, search watch,
scout watch, hariage, or scourage, or who comes upon the town walls or
nigh the ditches, to be put to death as a traitor. 45. If the scout watch
do not their duty in searching under the walls without the town ditches,
and speaking when called upon by the stand watch and searchers upon
the walls; offenders, for a first offence, are to lose a check of 10d. and
be imprisoned three days, and, for a second, to lose 20d. and be punished
at the captain's pleasure. 46. If the 8 constables of the four wards keep
not their search watch appointed, and endeavour not to keep good rule
and to "cause soldiers that to them are assigned by the captain
to come upon the walls to know their places, and see them
sufficiently 'sconed,' every soldier for his part, that is to say, the
'bought' of the ward upon the alley, and upon the battlements and loops
of the same;" constables, so faulty, to be put out of wages, and likewise
their soldiers who do not repair to their several wards upon every alarm.
47. Soldiers "assigned to be of the relief, and not warded upon the walls"
if not ready at all times are to be put out of wages and punished. 48.
Persons coming suspiciously about the walls by night to be imprisoned
eight days and punished. 49. If any Englishman lead a Scottish born
person, or any other "aliante," upon the walls by day he shall forfeit his
goods, and be banished; and if he do so by night shall be taken as a
traitor. 50. "Also if there be any person that goeth over the town
walls, or leapeth over or climbeth upon it by ladder, rope, or any other
subtle means, other in going out or in coming into the said town by day
or by night, or that measureth by any deceitful means the deepness of
the wall of the town or the wideness or breadth thereof, or caste any
stones off the wall into the ditches, or other filth or 'noyance, or that
carrieth any stones from the said wall to any his use, that person or
persons so doing to be committed unto ward, and further to abide the
correction and punishment of the said captain."
Pp. 18. In the hand of Lord Lisle's clerk, with marginal notes.
Entitled : "The true copy," &c. (as above). Docketed beneath the title in
another hand : "Md. for annotacions to be made within the margent."
2. "Ordnance and munition remaining within the store house of the
Grayne in Barwyke, as also within the store house of the Nesse and
upon the walls of the town of Barwyke."
Cannons of brass 2, demicannons 2, culverings 3, demiculverings 3,
sakers 12, fawcons 13, fawconettes 4, robenettes 1, organ pipes 2; port
pieces of iron 6, demislinges 1, serpentines 18, double bases 8, single
bases 5, harquesbusies 115; iron shot for cannon 600, demicannon 202,
culvering 100, demiculvering 200, saker 300, fawcon 600, fawconet 288;
lead shot for saker 1,000, fawcon 300, robenett 500, single bases 500,
harquebusies 500; cressettes staved 30, cressett light 15 cwt., bows of
yew 1,715, livery arrows 6,884 sheaf, bowstrings 6 barrels good and 6
barrels old, black bills 2,445, demilance staves 50, northern staves 300,
"lattes scalthropes" 100, chests for bows and arrows 100, demicannon
wheels shod with iron 1 pair, culverin wheels shod to
stand upon the walls 3 pair, saker wheels shod 2 pair,
fawcon wheels 2 pair, axeltrees barred with iron 2, axeltrees unwrought
17, "moldes" of brass for sakers 2 pairs, "moldes" of iron for sakers (1),
fawcons (1), fawconettes (2), and robenettes (1), "whopes" (hoops) of iron
for naves 50, felling axes 20, hemp ropes 8 coil, base ropes 20, tallow
candles 3 barrels, serpentine powder 4 last, corn powder 3 great barrels,
saltpetre 1 barrel, sulphur 1 barrel, burning links 50, hedging bills 34,
sheep skins 13, horseshoes 6 doz. barrels, sickles 480, black soap 1 barrel 2
firkins, pins of wood for carts 1 firkin, spare ladles for demi-culverins 3,
saker ladles 6 and 6 sponges, fawcon ladles 7 and 7 sponges, fawconet
ladles 5, and 5 sponges, spare limners 6 pair, lanterns 20, morris pikes
400, one gin with all things pertaining to the same, baskets 200, "pelteris"
ii. Ordnance remaining in the castle of Berwick.
A similar list, but much smaller.
603, p. 109.
344. Hugh O'Kelly.
Submission of Hugh O'Kelly, abbot of Knockemoy, alias Collis
Victoriæ, Tuam dioc., made before the lord Deputy and Council, by indenture
dated 24 May 34 Hen. VIII. To renounce the Roman Pontiff
and assist at hostings; and, in return, to have custody of the monastery
with the rectory of Galway appropriate to it.
Lat., copy, pp. 2. See Carew Calendar, No. 168.
18 B. VI., 137.
Sc., II. 137.
345. James V. to Philip, Duke Of Stettin, &c.
Replies to new letters in favour of Hans Knaken and Hans
Steiffenn, whose case was decided (upon the Duke's letters in their favour
three years ago), and the decision, written, as customary, in the vernacular,
sent. Falkland, 24 May 1542.
Lat. Copy, p. 1.
Sc., II. 139.
346. James V. to the Magistrates of Tanglunen, in Pomerania.
On the same subject of John Knaken and Joachim (sic) Stephani.
Falkland, 24 May 1542.
Lat. copy, p. 1.
St. P., IX.
347. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Since his last of the 12th, Barbarossa's coming out is reported, with
200 or, at least, 120 sail, including 80 galleys; and that he will go to
Geane to join the French power in Piedmont, which assembles in great
number, both Swiches and Italians. The marquis of Guasto fortifies
more than ever, and has retained again all his footmen whom he had
licensed. Polin, the French ambassador, is departed to Constantinople.
The Turk goes in person to revenge the rebellion of the Hungarians, and
resist Ferdinando and the Almains. Lord Leonello of Carpi has renounced
his right to the Bishop of Rome's nephew, and the
Bishop has sent to demand the town (Carpi) of the duke of
Ferrara : a manifest provocation of war. Count Ludovico de
Rangon's incredibly good reports of the King move the
Signory to send an ambassador to him. The Count says the Bishop is
in great and often communication with Pole. Their evil intention against
the King is evident, but doubtless he is well provided. Venice, 24 May
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
348. The Marquis Del Guasto to Luys De Gonzaga, Marchese
Encloses extract of a letter he has received from the king of
the Romans. Assures him that the Emperor will be pleased with his
going. Milan, 24 May 1542. Signed. (fn. 2)
P.S.—Will write to the King about the 200 ducats, or rather 300.
Thinks it cannot be less.
Italian. Copy, p. 1. Add.
2. [The extract above referred to.]
Has received his letter of the 11th, and rejoices that Luis de Gonzaga
is coming to serve him. Agrees to the 300 ducats' entertainment; and
as for the 50 arquebusiers for his escort, if they may be fewer, well; and,
if not, is content. Wishes him to come as soon as possible.
ii. Memorandum in Italian, in the same hand, at the foot :—I asked
400 a month, and the arquebusiers paid at 7 ducats, and [wrote] that his
Excellency the Marquis thought they should not be less than 300 a
Copy. Spanish, p. 1. Headed : "Capitolo della lettera del sermo Re
de Ro. de xx di Maggio 1542 a s. Ecca."
St. P., IX.
349. The Bishops of Durham, Winchester, and Westminster
to Henry VIII.
Yesterday, assembled to consider together how to proceed with the
ambassador, (fn. 3) and then repaired to his house. He read to them letters
from the Emperor's ambassador at Rome, showing how the bishop of
Rome practised to agree the Emperor and French king, and how (the
Bishop said) the French king would gladly hear his overtures, but he
(the Bishop) would first know the Emperor's pleasure. The letters were
of the 5th April, since which time the Emperor made his answer, as the
ambassador reported upon receipt of his last letters from the Emperor.
The letters further stated that a marriage between the old duke of Savoy
and the bp. of Rome's niece, Pier Loys' daughter, (fn. 4) was about to take
effect. These news read, the writers proponed "th' article of secrecy
and abstinence from giving ear to other treaties." He could not agree
to it as it stood, for his instructions were to condescend to one, two, four,
or six months, and he dare not consent to any time uncertain; but if
they concluded shortly, as he hoped they should, the article would be
unnecessary, or else the article might be sent to my lord of London, and
passed there; he himself thought a certain time better for both, considering
the distance of places to be such that advertisement might be delayed
longer than one month. He made much ado at the word "spirituali,"
saying the thing meant by it should be inviolably observed, and offering
himself to be sworn against the bp. of Rome, but "our enemies," he said,
might pick out such words if written, "to bring in our neck the bishop of
Rome." Finally, however, he said, he would venture the word if the time
were limited to months, and desired to lay by that article, which he
trusted "should not need," and consider the substance of the matter.
Told him it was a necessary article, but they would commune
with him further; and said Henry would, with his Council, devise
upon the "quantity and manner of defence," and that
Ireland was left out to answer the leaving out of
Spain. At this he began to accuse his negligence, saying that, "since
our being with him" he had found in his instructions, which are in cipher,
that Spain is specially named, and must be comprehended; and spoke
much therein. Suppose he will not stay thereat; but, because they have
not agreed in the article of abstinence from treating and secrecy, did not
press him, and fashioned the articles more slackly, lest he should gather
a resolution here to go forth with him, and so make the better bargain.
In the naming of Spain, if they had not gathered that he would relent,
they would have made another stay of communication, but they went on
to speak of the pension, and what provision the Emperor should make for
their indemnity in it. To this he made a "serious answer," that it was
reason to capitulate that the Emperor should join the King for the
recovery of that right, with arrears, as the King joins the Emperor for
recovery of his rights, peace to be taken only with the satisfaction of
both; that joining the Emperor and making war did not impair Henry's
right to the pension, the French not having kept payment, for war was
the court of princes wherein rights were determined, and, upon the conclusion
of peace, the French king should both pay the arrears and renew the
obligation upon terms to be prescribed in this treaty; that the French
would never pay even if they could find it in the highway, for Frenchmen
have said in his presence that to pay one penny of it would be
to lose 1,000 cr. for one, and Henry has himself told him that
the amity with the Emperor is his surest bond for it; at the
treaty of Windsor (which the writers objected) the Emperor found
Henry in possession of the payment, and, in procuring him to war,
could not but promise the payment, but now Henry was not so in
possession, no doubt the French would promise to pay, and agree to anything,
but all that was not payment; it were a hard condition for the
Emperor to search here for increase of strength and, at the outset,
undertake payment of his enemy's debt. After much communication on
both sides, the ambassador came to this, that to make any provision for
the pension, otherwise than to join indifferently for the recovery of their
rights, he has no power; and he thinks the Emperor would not agree to
Then, having spent the afternoon, took occasion to break off and
report the matter moved, omitting their speeches and other "byespeech"
with the ambassador, as not material. Stepney, 25 May.
Signed : Cuthbert Duresme : Ste. Winton : Tho. Westm.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 7. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
350. The Same to Wriothesley.
Proceedings here are shown in their letters to the King, to which
they desire him to procure speedy answer. Have spoken with the ambassador (fn. 5)
but thrice, and each time had matter they could not resolve, and
so important that they dared not signify that they would relent. "As
for the articles cannot spend much time if the matter be agreed on." All
four challenge right to speak, and the ambassador claims as much time
as they three. Stepney, 25 May. Signed : Cuth. Duresme : Ste. Winton :
In Gardiner's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
351. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Hampton Court, 26 and 27 May. Present: Southampton,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley. No business recorded.
352. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 28 May. Present : Southampton,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Sir Nic. Poyntz, for failing to keep his
bond to the Council, and imprisoning Jas. Higges, who had informed
against him, committed to the Fleet.
353. Francis I. to Marillac.
Replied fourteen or fifteen days ago to what he wrote by the
receiver De Chasteauneuf, and has now received his letter of the 20th,
of the King's return from Dover towards London. Begs him to send
continual news and be vigilant.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1. Headed : Esclairon, 28 Mai 1542.
354. Sir Ric. Ryche to Sir Edw. North.
Warrant to deliver 100l. to Mr. Ant. Denny towards the enclosing
and paling of a new park, which the King wishes forthwith to make beside
his manor of Waltham. Hampton Court, 29 May 34 Hen. VIII.
ii. Receipt for the above 100l., dated 10 June 34 Hen. VIII. Signed :
P. 1. Add. : treasurer of the Court of Augmentations.
355. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Hampton Court, 29 and 30 May. Present : Southampton,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Cheyney, Browne,
Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.
[*** Next entry is 1 June.]
9835 f. 21b.
356. Henry Stevenson.
Warrant dormant for the payment by the Cofferer of wages and
board wages (amount not stated) to Henry Stevenson, gentleman of the
Chapel Royal. Addressed to the great master, treasurer, comptroller,
cofferer, and "other head officers" of the Household. Hampton Court,
30 May 34 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1.
442 f. 181.
357. The Sanctuary at Manchester.
Proclamation, pursuant to the statute of 33 Hen. VIII., which
annulled the statute of 32 Hen. VIII. (making Manchester, Lanc., a
sanctuary town), and substituted Westchester as a sanctuary town, on
condition that if the King found Westchester an unsuitable place he
might substitute some other place. Now, as Chester adjoins Wales and
is near the sea, so that malefactors can escape from it to Scotland, Ireland,
and outward parts, the King substitutes Stafford for it, and orders the
constables of Manchester to bring the sanctuary men now there to
Stafford and deliver them by indenture to the bailiffs. Westm. 30 May
34 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, pp. 6.
358. Michael Stanhope to the Lord Privy Seal and Others.
Received, 28 May, their letter of the 26th, and accordingly, the
day after its receipt, discharged the garrison; but as divers things remain
doubtful, as in the schedule enclosed, he desires speedy answer in them.
Kingston upon Hull, 30 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : "To the right honorable Councillors, my lord Privy Seal,
my lord Admiral, Sir Anthony Browne, Mr. Treasurer of the King's
household, and Sir Thomas Woursley, knight, give this, at the Court."
Endd. : "xxx May," and underneath, "34."
2. Remembrances to the King's Council.
To know whether the shutting of the gates "nightly and morningly"
shall be committed to the mayor or me. Meanwhile I have appointed
one of my men to do it. The King appointed a master gunner to have
the oversight here and at Pawle. Are his wages to continue? And also
those of the rest of the gunners? An overseer seems necessary; and he
says there may be no less than 12 gunners. The King commanded Dr.
Stephens, a doctor of physic, to reside here; and he accordingly removed
hither from York with his wife and necessaries. He desires to know
whether he shall remain or depart, and what he shall have for his service
here; for he has been at great charge, and has had nothing, and is very
honest and willing. Who shall exercise the offices Mr. Long had here;
for, by my commission, I have nothing to do in them but for the levying
of men if required. The bp. of York has commanded the men of Beverley
not to suffer the clerk of the market of the King's house to exercise his
office there; and, if the orders, measures and prices used there be suffered,
the victuallers of Hull will remove thither. I enclose a letter from the
bishop's treasurer to his deputy at Beverley. I perceive the King's
pleasure that I should lie in his manor here, but the chambers are so
great that all my poor implements will not furnish one of them. Also
my wife is with child, and thinks to be delivered about Michaelmas, and
in such a cold house she should be in great danger. Meanwhile I have
appointed the master gunner to lie there. The house I purchased at the
South End here is ready for me, where most of the King's ordanance lies
before the door, bent upon the haven.
The King appointed Thos. Alred to be chief constable of the castle
here, which was his chief living. And, as you write that the whole
garrison should be discharged, save me and my company and those
engaged on the works here, I desire to know whether he shall have his
fee still; for he has of the paymaster only 6d. a day for himself and his
clerk, and is very honest and fit to serve in such a place. Signed :
3. "Remembrances for Mr. Stanhop."
The questions given in §2. more briefly stated. And, in addition :—
To know upon what occasion the beacon by the bulwark at Pawle "shalbe
set on fire or shot at any ship." Who shall keep the bulwark next
Humber, which, within six weeks, will be ready for men and ordnance?
As it will require 12 gunners "respect had need to be had in th appointing
of the captain." That authority may be given to the clerk of the
market to exercise his office in Beverley, which the bishop has inhibited.
359. Gilbert Holme.
Patent [of the Earl of Derby] to Gilbert Holme of the keeping of
the town of Lyverpool. Last of May 34 Hen. VIII.
360. [Henry VIII. to Bonner.]
We have received the letters addressed unto us by Sir Henry
Knevet, gentleman of our Chamber, and perceive "your sundry discourses
with Mons. de Grande[vela] and finally the [dispatch]
. . . . . . . . sent to th' Emperor's ambassador [here
re]sident," which was immediately delivered to him. Whereupon,
he had audience upon Ascension Day, (fn. 6) and "we showed our self
of such inclination as he had [cause] to [be con]tented, and presently
appointed to treat with him our tr. and w. counsellors the bishops of
Duresme, Winchester, and Westminster; to whom we gave in all points
as large commission as he had received from th' Emperor; after whose
travail with him by the space of one [sevenni]ght, for the more
speedy conclusion [of the] matter," we caused both him and them to
repair hither to Hampton Court, and lodged him as appertained. After
we had "discoursed apart with him, both touching the state of us, his
master and the world, and what was in every branch and degree to be
considered, we referred him to his treaty with our said counsellors, who
conceived such [ar]ticle[s] (fn. 7) fo[r the] further acceleration of the matter
d[evised] certain articles in form of treaty," copy herewith, and communicated
it to him, and his answers are "totted" upon every article. As
we could grow to no conclusion, albeit we "came for our part to more
than reason," we explicate to you the reasons made on our part, to be
expressed there, with "such other as [you can] of your wisdom add to
them [for] our commodity and purpose."
First, in the article of comprehension of countries for defence ad
expensas prestantis he would include Spain, whereas we would have left
Spain and Ireland within the compass of aid granted by our old treaties
ad expensas requirentis; but this he would not be content with unless
we left out Calais, Guisnes, and the marches. Pointed out that Spain
was four times as big as England; that whereas the Low Countries might
aid us with small charge, Spain was so far off and so large that to attempt
to aid it would consume a prince's treasure and weary his people fruitlessly;
and to leave out Calais and Guisnes, [whi]ch had ever been comprehended,
was, unless they thought that the firing of their neighbour's
house could not damage them, altogether unreasonable. Came then to the
articles of the entry into the war, and we desired, "where we be now in
peace and at that p[oi]nt with [the Fren]chem[en] that they deny us
not our [pension], but grant the debt, and daily seek ways and means
how to see us thereof satisfied," that, entering the war for the Emperor's
benefit, and so losing the arrears, 1,352,000 cr., and percase the pension,
and consuming great treasure in the war and the defence of the Scottish
border, the Emperor should make like bond of indemnity of the pension,
as he did in the treaty of Windsor, the copy of which bond we send
herewith. Here the ambassador seemed to make the case indifferent,
"as though we had as great a cause to enter the war for the recovery of
that which is not denied unto us, by the which entry we should also
consume innumerable treasure, being already in our possession, as he
who is daily so assaulted and infested by the Turk and the Fre[nch king]
as it is not unlike but, unless he look groundly and shortly to the redress
and stay of it, it may turn him to an extreme loss and displeasure." But
we, to abridge matters and show ourselves more to regard the quiet of
Christendom and defence of our old friend, neither stood upon the precedent
nor the causes which should more enforce the like now than before,
nor upon the expense to be sustained in this war, but descended to the
overture that if the Emperor "would be bound, at the day prefixed, to
invade the said French king in such place as he should think for his
most commodity with th' army pre[fixed we for our part would] be bound
to do the [sembl]able in the parts of Picardy."
Unfinished draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 11. Mutilated. Endd.
(in a later hand) : 'May 1542, M. to the bishop of London ambr in
361. Charles V. and Henry VIII.
Draft treaty between Charles V. and Henry VIII. to the following
effect :—1. That all past unkindness be forgotten, and neither prince,
during their lives, make any treaty to the prejudice of the other; any
promise to the contrary, which may have passed either of them to be
void, as repugnant to the former leagues between them. 2. Neither
prince, upon any pretext, be it at the request of any prince, state or
potentate, temporal or spiritual, or otherwise, shall recede from this
present treaty. 3. Neither prince shall make any treaty or truce with
France, "if they shall enter war against the same," without the other's
The preamble states that ("where th' office and duty of every Christian
king, prince and potentate," require them to maintain Christ's religion,
and withstand such as would annoy it), the King of England is certified,
by his ally, Charles V., and otherwise, that the Turk makes great preparations
this year against Christendom, and the French king, who has
had the name of "Most Christian king," aids him. The said Emperor
and King of England, to stay the French king from this abomination
(who, relying on the Turk's friendship, withholds from each of them
certain rights and inheritances), think it necesssary, although already in
amity, to enter a more strait amity, "which we A. be (sic), etc.,
sufficiently authorised by the commission of the said most noble King of
England, and I, Chapuis, &c., sufficiently, etc., have by virtue of our commissions
[the tenor whereof ensueth] (fn. 8) concluded in manner and form
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 8. Endd. : Th' Emperor's ambassador; and
in a later hand : 1542, Preface for a treaty made between the King's
Majesty and the Emperor.
362. Grants in May 1542.
1. Wm. Stafford and Mary his wife.
Licences to alienate :—
(i.) The manor of Magna Holland with
its lands (extent given) there and in Walton,
Claston Magna, Claston Parva,
Kyrbye, Thorp, Mose and Beamond,
Essex, and the advowson of the church;
to Sir Thos. Pope and Nich. Bacon and
the heirs of the said Nicholas. Westm.,
1 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m.
(ii.) The manors of Maners Fee,
Zouches Fee, Colvill Fee, and Shardelowes,
with appurtenances in Fulbourne
and Hynton, Camb., and the advowson
of Fulbourne church; to Henry Greye.
Westm., 1 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 4, m. 6.
2. Sir John lord Russell, Great
Admiral. Licence to alienate the manor
of Kyrbye, Ntht., which belonged to
Fyneshed priory, to Humph. Stafford, of
Kyrbye (son and heir apparent of
Humph. Stafford, of Blatherwyke, Ntht.)
and Margaret his wife. Westm., 1 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 30.
3. Edm. Horne. Licence to alienate
the manor of Fyfelde, Oxon, to Henry
Rathbon. Westm., 1 May. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII p. 11, m. 8.
4. Edw. Skypwyth and Margaret his
wife. Licence to alienate the late priory
of Clementhorp, with appurtenances in
Clementhorp, Bysshopthorp, Knavysmyre,
Busterthorp and Myddlethorp, in
co. city of York, with the demesne lands
(named) and "le Fysshgarthe" in
Clementhorp, late in tenure of Wm.
Maunsell, dec., and the messuage late in
tenure of Thos. Leedes in Middlethorpe;
to Sir Arthur Darcy and Mary his wife.
Westm., 1 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 10.
5. Nich. Deryng. Licences to
(i.) The manor of Owers, Hants, which
belonged to Hyde mon., to John Pescod.
Westm., 1 May.
(ii.) The messuage called Whetham in
Lysse, Hants, which belonged to St.
Mary's, Winchester, with lands called
Longe landes thereto adjoining, in Lysse
Turney, Lysse Abbas and Whetham
Hyll, Hants, in tenure of John Westbroke;
to the said John. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 11.
6. John Bowes. To be clerk of all
liveries or prosecutions of lands, in England,
Wales, Calais, and the marches, in
the Court of wards and liveries; for life;
with the usual fees. Del. Westm., 1
May 34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed
by Lord Chancellor Audeley and
endorsed "at the suit of Mr. Dennye.")
Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
7. The Court of the General Surveyors
of Crown Lands. Appointment of
officers of this Court (which, as established
by act of the Parliament, 33 Henry
VIII., now prorogued till 3 Nov. next,
is to consist of three General Surveyors
having power to use the seal of the Court,
who shall be collectively the first officer
of the Court, the treasurer of the King's
Chamber for the time being, who shall be
treasurer and 2nd officer of the Court,
a person learned in the law, who shall be
attorney of the Court and 3rd officer, and
a master of the woods who shall be 4th
officer), i.e. of Sir John Daunce, Sir Ric.
Pollard and Sir Thos. Moyle, as the
General Surveyors and, collectively, first
officer, and of Sir Brian Tuke, Wm.
Staunford, hereby named attorney of the
Court, and John Mynne, hereby named
master of the woods. As the Chamber,
called the Princes Chamber, where the
General Surveyors have hitherto sat, is
too small they shall have new quarters
assigned to them. Del. Westm., 1 May
34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by
Daunce, Staunford and Mynne. Endd.:
The Commission for the General
8. Wm. Staunford, esquire. To be
attorney of the Court of General Surveyors;
with 40l. a year fee, and
allowance of his travelling expenses.
Greenwich, 24 April 34 Hen. Vin. Del.
Westm., 1 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
2. (Cancelled, with note that 28
December 38 Hen. VIII., Staunford
freely surrendered his letters patent.)
9. Ric. Jenour, gentleman. To be
clerk of the Court of General Surveyors;
with fees as enjoyed by the clerk of the
Chamber of the King's duchy at Westminster
or duchy of Lancaster (sic).
Greenwich, 24 April 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. 1 May.—P.S.
10. John Mynne, esquire. To be
fourth officer or master of the woods in
the Court of General Surveyors, with 50l.
a year and power to appoint deputies and
allowance of travelling expenses for himself
and them. Greenwich, 24 April 34
Henry VIH. Del Westm., 1 May.—
P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
2. Another copy without date of
delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 26
11. George Delalynde and Mary his
wife. Licence to alienate the manor of
Staunton Fytzherbert, Wilts, with the
advowson of the parish church of Staunton,
Staunton Fytzherbert and Staunton
Fytzwaren, Wilts; to Thos. Brynde.
Westm., 2 May. Pat., 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 4, m. 6.
12. Robt. Holte of Stubley in Rachedale,
Lanc. Licences to alienate :—
(i.) Three messuages in the several possessions
of Giles Grene, Wm. Dawson
and Giles Hamond, in Calcottes in Parva
Mytton, Lanc., with all his woods and
underwoods in Parva Mytton, which
belonged to Whalley mon.; to Anth.
Watson. Westm., 3 May. Pat. p. 2,
(ii.) A messuage lying on the east side
of the church of Whalley, Lane, in possession
of John Bradyll, a messuage and
garden there, lately in possession
of Robt. Lawe, and two closes
called Lower and Over Bronysshe Bankes
in Whalley, in tenure of John Bradyll,
all which belonged to Whalley mon.;
to John Bradyll, of Whalley. Westm.,
3 May. Ibid.
(iii.) Lands in Standen next Clyderowe,
Lane, in occupation of Wm. Farram
and of Giles Coltehurst, which
belonged to Whalley mon.; to Giles
Coltehurst, of Standen, Lanc. Westm.,
3 May. Ibid., m. 21.
(iv.) Lands in Edysforthe in Clyderowe,
Lanc., in the occupation of Henry
Coltehurst and Robt. Wadyngton, and
in Hulcroft in Clyderowe in occupation
of John Felden, all which belonged to
Whalley mon.; to Matthew Coltehirste.
Westm., 3 May. Ibid.
13. George Zouche. Licence to
alienate a pension of 3l. 6s. 8d. out of
the rectory of Eynsbury, Hunts, which
belonged to St. Neot's monastery; to
Hugh Gibson, clk. Westm., 3 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 30.
14. John Knyghtley, clk., King's
Chaplain. To be dean of the collegiate
church of Warwick, Worc. dioc., void
by the resignation of John Carvanel.
Rochester, 27 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 3 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m.
15. George Byrche, King's servant.
Licence to search for and dig ores in the
North parts of the realm (where they are
said to be numerous), buildings and
several grounds about men's houses
excepted, and to melt 400 lbs. weight of
each kind of ore and make certificate
thereof. With charge to justices and
officers to assist him. Westonhanger,
1 May 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm.,
3 May.—P.S. In English.
16. Town of Melcombe Regis, Dors.
Grant (in consideration that the burgesses
and tenants are excessively burdened
with a fee farm of 8 mks. and
tenths and fifteenths amounting to 9l.
15s. when they are granted) that, for 40
years, the fee farm of the town may be
only 20s. and the tenths and fifteenths
13s. 4d.; with pardon of arrears. Moreover,
whereas the Parliament of 32 Hen.
VIII. granted the King four fifteenths
and tenths to be levied as usual, except
the sum of 24,000l. to be deducted therefrom
for the relief of poor towns, cities
and boroughs, the town is pardoned for
36l. 6s. 8d. of the 39l. which would thus
become due from them; and John Browne
and Walter Grey, collectors, respectively,
of the 1st and 2nd of these fifteenths and
tenths, are exonerated in their accounts
to the above amounts, and those who
shall be collectors of the 3rd and 4th
payments in co. Dors., shall be likewise
exonerated. Greenwich, 23 April 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 May.—P.S.
Pat. p. 3, m. 25.
17. John Arnold, King's servant.
Licence to alienate the reversion of a
pasture of sheep with the tithes thereon
in Collesborne, Glouc., which Thos. Geys
now holds for life and which belonged to
Lanthony monastery, beside Gloucester,
as part of the manor of Collysborne; a
pasture called Beyrtteley late in tenure
of Walt. Woodwell and now of Arthur
Porter outside the southern gate of
Gloucester, 8 acres of meadow in tenure
of Arthur Porter in Sudnede beside
Gloucester, which belonged to St. Peter's
monastery, Gloucester; and lands called
Rogiers now in tenure of Arthur Porter
in Queddesley, Glouc., which belonged to
Lanthony; to the said Arthur Porter.
Westm., 4 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 2, m. 21.
18. Arthur Longfeld. Licence to
alienate the chief messuage in Blechenden,
Oxon, and lands in Blechenden and
Hampton Gaye, Oxon, which belonged
to Godstow mon., and are leased to
Edmund Powell; also rent of 5s. and service
due from the tenement of Robt.
Howse, and two messuages in tenure of
Hen. Sylversyde, in Blechenden, which
belonged to Osney mon.; to Sir John
Williams. Westm., 4 May. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 6.
19. John White and John Hauchett
and Bridget his wife. Pardon for the
alienation without licence of the manor
of Caldecote, Bucks, by Hauchett and
his wife to White. Westm., 4 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 11.
20. John Fletcher. Letters of marque
enrolled in 34 Hen. VIII. (Pat. p. 12,
m. 20) as dated Westm., 4 May, are of
the year 1543.
21. John Smyth. Licence to alienate
the messuage and farm called Heygrene,
with certain closes there (named), Essex,
to Thos. Smyth, of Hackney, Midd., to
be regranted to the said John and
Dorothy his wife and the heirs of the
said John. Westm., 5 May. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1.
22. Wm. Severn. Licence to alienate
a moiety of the manor of Fulkys in
Barkyng, Essex, to Stephen Close and
Ralph Marshall. Westm., 5 May. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 11.
23. Thos. Lokar, merchant, of Bristol.
Licence to alienate a water mill in tenure
of Edw. Warham and messuages in
tenure of Ric., Roger and Wm. Warham
in Caldebroke, in the lordship and parish
of Madley, Salop, which belonged to
Wenlock priory, also certain fields
(named) in Burwardesley, Salop, held by
Wm. Longley by copy of court roll; to
Wm. Sprotte, merchant of Bristol.
Westm., 5 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 12.
24. Ric. Venables, serjeant at arms.
Lease of (1) the lordship of Muyth alias
Muythoke, Glouc., and other parcels of
lands called Spencer's lands (which were
leased, by pat. 13 May 15 Hen. VIII.,
to Henry abbot of Tewkesbury, for 21
years); (2) certain lands (specified and
tenants named) in Camhouses within the
lordship of Wens[leydale, Yorks.], (3)
lands in Est Maryfourthe in Rokewyke,
Yorks., (4) the grange called Myddelton
Grange in the Myre, Yorks., which premises
in Yorkshire belonged to Jervaux
mon., and came to the King by attainder
of the abbot; and (5) lands (specified and
tenants named) in Bisshoppes Dale within
the lordship of Myddelham, Yorks.,
parcel of lands assigned for the pay of
the garrison of Berwick. To hold the
lands in Gloucestershire from Mich. 1544,
for 21 years, and the rest from Mich.
next, for 21 years; at rents of (1) 8l. 19s.
1d., (2) 6l. 16s. 8d., (3) 3l., (4) 5l., and
(5) 13l. respectively. Del. Westm., 5
May 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (very faded
25. Agnes duchess of Norfolk, late of
Lambeth, Surr., widow. General pardon
for treasons committed before 14 Feb.
33 Hen. VIII. Westm., 5 May. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 26.
26. Alex. Plumley. Livery of lands
as s. and h. of Alex. Plumley, mercer, of
London, without proof of age, with
profits since 18 June 32 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del.
6 May 34 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 9,
27. Davit Upgynkyn and George Estcote,
yeoman of the Guard. Grant, in
survivorship, of the office of bailiff of the
manor of Colomp John, with 4l. a year.
The office was granted 29 Nov. 20 Hen.
VIII. by Henry late marquis of Exeter
to the said Davit alone, who has now surrendered
his patent, and it is in
the King's gift by the attainder of the
said marquis. Greenwich, 8 April 33
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 May 34
Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 29.
28. Commission of the peace.
Cumb.—Lord Chancellor Audeley,
Norfolk, Treasurer, Suffolk, President of
the Council, Russell, Privy Seal, John
Hynde King's serjeant at law, Edm.
Moleneux, King's serjeant at law, Sir
Thos. Clyfford, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir
Robt. Bowes, Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir
Thos. Curwen, Sir Edw. Eglyanby, Thos.
Dalston, John Alegh, Ant. Barwys, Robt.
Bristowe, Wm. Bentley, Thos. Salkeld,
Wm. Moulcaster. Westm., 6 May 34
Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 11, m. 1d.
29. John Weale, S.T.B. The presentation,
dated 7 May, to Great All Hallows,
London, enrolled in Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 12, m. 21, is of the year 35 Hen. VIII.
30. Thos. Noke. Licence to alienate
certain land, specified, in Hatfield
Brodoke alias King's Hatfeld, Essex, to
Thos. Lukyn. Westm., 8 May. Pat.
p. 2, m. 21.
31. Marcus Antonius Petala, one of
the King's sagbutt players. Grant of
the manor or lordship of Fyddington,
Glouc., parcel of Warwick's lands, for
21 years at 40s. rent; which manor was
lately granted to Peregrine Symond,
dec., for term of life. Greenwich, 20
April—(year blank). Del. Westm.,
9 May 34 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
32. Thos. Topclif, gentleman.
Annuity of 7l. out of the manor
of Ayshby and certain lands in Firskny,
Linc., late of Thos. Delalaunde, gentleman,
dec., and in the King's hands by
the minority of Isabel and Susan, kinswomen
and heiresses of the said Thos.
Delalaunde, viz., daughters of William,
dec., son and heir apparent of the said
Thomas; with the wardship and marriage
of the said daughters. Dover Castle, 3
May 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 9
May.—P.S. Pat. p. 11, m. 32.
33. Henry Fortescue. Grant, in tail
male, of the manors of Eyworth, Beds,
and Morehall in Writtell, Essex, and
a third part of the manor of Trompington,
Camb., with appurtenances in
Eyworth, Writtell and Trompington;
which premises came to Henry VII. by
the attainder of Sir Ric. Carleton. With
issues since the Annunciation 32 Hen.
VIII The preamble states that the
premises were granted in tail male by
patent 13 March 1 Hen. VII. to Sir
John Fortescue, father of John, father of
the said Henry; but that owing to some
informality the grant was found valid
only for the life of the said Sir John. (fn. 9)
Westm., 10 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p.
7, m. 27.
34. Nich. Alcok, one of the King's
surgeons. Grant, in fee (for 173l. 5s.),
of the rectory of Kirby juxta Owresby,
Linc., which belonged to Elsham priory,
Linc., with a tithe barn and stable
adjoining, in tenure of Wm. Turwytt;
also the advowson of the vicarage of
Kirby; yearly value 9l. 12s. 6d.; free
of charges, except 7s. 6d. a year for
procurations and synodals to the dean of
Lincoln. Dover Castle, 5 May 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May.—P.S.
Pat. p. 10, m. 19.
35. George Ardern, the King's servant.
Grant, in fee, of the King's reversion
of a tenement called "le Bull super
le Hope" and a tenement adjoining,
called "le Bull," in which Thos. Grove
lately dwelt, in the parish of St. Peter's
Cornhill and ward of Limestrete, in
London, and 4 messuages and 100
acres of land in Walworth in the
parish of St. Mary of Newington,
Surr., all which one Thos. Scopham,
mercer of London, by indenture,
3 March 20 Henry VIII., sold
to Ric. Fermour, merchant of the Staple
of Calais, with promise to enfeoff Sir
Edm. Walsingham, Wm. Fermour, Wm.
Walsingham, Hen. White, Ric. Wenman
and John Williams in the same to the
use of the said Scopham during life, and
after his death the premises in London to
go to Ric. Fermour, those in Walworth,
except the farm (described) which one
Lewis Turfote then held in right of Agnes
his wife, to the use of Alice then and
now wife of the said Thos. Scopham for
life, with remainder to Ric. Fermour,
and the said farm to Ric. Fermour, which
sale was duly completed by course of law,
by fine levied before Robt. Brudenell,
Ric. Broke, Ant. Fitzherbert, Thos.
Englefeld and Wm. Shelley, justices,
&c. (detailed), and afterwards, i.e. 8 May
32 Henry VIII., the said Ric. Fermour
was attainted and the premises became
forfeited to the King. Westonhanger, 1
May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10
36. Arthur Longfeld. Licence to
alienate the lands in tenure of Wm.
Wogan in Wykyn or Outwykyn, formerly
called Ellfeld, Ntht., which belonged to
Shene monastery, to Edw. Gyffard and
Christina his wife. Westm., 10 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1.
37. Edw. Rawleygh. Livery of lands
in England, Wales and Calais as s. and
h. of Ant. Rawleigh and Eliz. his wife,
late wife of Leonard Rede, dec., without
proof of age. With profits since the
deaths of the said Anthony and Elizabeth.
Westm., 10 May. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 9, m. 7.
38. Henry Dyngley. Livery of lands
without proof of age, as son and heir of
Sir John Dyngley, dec., in England,
Wales and Calais, with profits since the
death of Sir John. Westm., 10 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 15.
39. John Edwards, one of the gentlemen
ushers of the King's Chamber. To
be chief forester or master of the forest in
Chirkeland, Denb., with 2d. a day.
Dover Castle, 6 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 May.—P.S.
40. John Barnaby alias Berneby, of
Hendley upon Thames, Oxon, yeoman.
Pardon of all offences committed before
18 April 32 Hen. VIII. Dover Castle,
4 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10
41. Thomas duke of Norfolk. Licence
to alienate lands called Langherst or
Langhurst farm, in Horsham, Suss., and
all lands in Horsham which John Caryll,
late King's serjeant at law, or Robt.
Whyght, of Farnham, Surr., clothier,
dec., held, as part of the said farm, from
the abbess and convent of Syon, Midd.;
to John Caryll. Westm., 12 May. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 11.
42. Edw. Fynes lord Clynton and
Saye. Licence to alienate 40 acres of
pasture and a close of pasture called
Dolewhaite, in Yernham, Linc., to
Godfrey Colvyll. Westm., 12 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1.
43. John Huntley. Pardon for having
acquired lands held of the Crown in
capite without licence, i.e. the manor of
Elkeston alias Elston with its lands
there and in Dryffeld, Cowlesborne, Cowley
and Wynston, and the advowson of
Elkeston church. Westm., 13 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1.
44. Commission of Sewers.
Soms.—Sir John Seyntlowe, Sir Hen.
Capell, Sir Hugh Paulett, Sir John Newton,
John Rodney, John Kenne, Thos.
Arter, Thos. Horner, Edm. Huntley,
Alex. Popham, Ant. Gilbert, Thos. Bamfeld,
Wm. Vowell, Thos. Kemys, Giles
Dodyngton, and Hugh Brooke, commissioners,
to survey and see to the repair
of sea dykes, &c., from Porteshed Mill
by Weston in Gorden, Walton, Clopton,
Portbury, Eston in Gorden, back to
Porteshed Mill and thence by Clevedons
Mill, Tykenham, Wraxall, Kencottes
Fourde, the "oute yeo" called New
Yeoe, Yeatton, Camesbury, Babours
Mill, Lawrenswyke, World (sic), Pukkestone,
Banwell, Kyngeston Seymer,
Ken, Naylesey, Mygyll, Chelvey, Brokley
to Bakewell. Westm., 13 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 8d.
45. Commission of gaol delivery.
Derby gaol.—Roland Babyngton,
Matthew Knyfton, German Poole, Thos.
Powterell, Wm. Legh, Fras. Leeke, Edw.
Gery, Ric. Curson, and Thos. Sutton.
Westm., 13 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 13d.
46. Sir Thos. Pope. Licence to
alienate the rectory and advowson of
Evenley, Ntht., to Edm. Powell.
Westm., 14 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 4, m. 7.
47. John Croke. Licence to alienate
a messuage, &c., in Chanceller Lane in
the parish of St. Dunstan's in Fleet
Street, London (position given as regards
the high way, the field which belonged
to the late hospital of St. John of
Jerusalem called Fykkettesfeld, the tenement
of John Tayler and the tenement
late in tenure of John Yonge, clk., and
now of Edw. Garth), to Owen Oglethorp,
clk. Westm., 15 May. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 4, m. 1.
48. Michael Wentworth, clerk of the
Kitchen. To be steward of the manors
or lordships of Penrith, Castelsoureby,
Scotby, Gamlesby, and Queneshames,
Cumb.; with fees of 100s., vice
Henry late earl of Cumberland, dec.
Westenhanger, 1 May 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 15 May.—P.S.
49. John Farraunt of Yngerstone,
Essex, labourer. Pardon for having
accidentally killed Thos. Olmested, aged
eight years, with an arrow, while shooting
at the butts called "Twelve score
prikk" at Abbas Yng, Essex, 1 May 33
Hen. VIII., as certified by Thos. Sylesden,
coroner, to Sir Thos. Willoughby
and Sir Humph. Brown, King's serjeant,
justices of gaol delivery at Colchester.
Westm., 15 May. Pat. p. 2, m. 19.
50. John Agmondysham and Eleanor
his wife. Pardon for having alienated,
without licence, to Fras. Counsell, the
manor of Aspe in Walton upon Thames
and Kingston, Surr., and three messuages
in East Greenwich, Kent. Westm., 16
May. Pat. p. 2, m. 21; also m. 20
(where it is cancelled).
51. Wm. Gonson, of London. Licence
to alienate the reversion of the house and
site of the college of Acon, in London,
now leased to Thos. Mildemaye, to Sir
Ralph Waren, alderman. Westm., 16
May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m.
22; also enrolled in p. 4, m. 6.
52. Sir Francis Bryan and Philippa,
his wife, Hen. Fortescu, son and heir
apparent of the said Philippa, Ric. Bury,
Reginald Mone and Edw. Bathecome.
Licence to alienate the manor of Magna
Tey, with lands in Magna Tey, Parva
Tey, Markystey, Feryng, Aldam, Fordam,
Wakescolne, Pontebright, Oldford,
Uphall and Ramsey, and the advowson
of the church of Magna Tey; to Sir Thos.
lord Audeley of Walden, Chancellor.
Westm., 16 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 12.
53. Charles duke of Suffolk, great
master of the Household. Licence to
alienate the manor, or mansion house and
site of the manor, or late preceptory of
Rybston, in — (blank) parish,
Yorks., with a house and smithy therein
and all the buildings and demesnes
(specified); to Hen. Goodryk and Margaret
his wife. Westm., 17 May. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 2.
54. Ric. Andrewes. Licence to
alienate the manor of Cudston, Worc.,
to Wm. Freman. Westm., 17 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 2.
55. Sir Ric. Longe and Margaret his
wife. Licence to alienate the manor of
Littleton, Glouc., to Wm. Stumppe.
Westm., 17 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 4, m. 7.
56. Ralph Fane and Eliz. his wife.
Livery of the lands of the said Elizabeth,
as d. and h. of Roland Brygges and
Marg., his wife, without proof of age.
Profits since Mich. 32 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 18 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 9, m. 14.
57. Thos. Godfray. To be clerk of
the Court of First Fruits and Tenths (as
established by Act of Parliament 32 Hen.
VIII. to manage those issues which, by
Act of 26 Hen. VIII., were annexed to
the Crown), vice Alex. Cowrthopp, dec.
Greenwich, 17 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 18 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
58. Agnes duchess of Norfolk late of
Lambeth, Surr., widow. Grant, for life,
of the manors or lordships of Stoke alias
Stoke Hall, Suff., of Reigate, Surr., of
Sheringham, Welles, Wiveton, Warram,
Stafford Barningham and Hecham,
Norf., and of lands in Colchester, Essex,
with all appurtenances in Stoke, Neylond,
Polstede, Boxworth and Higham,
Suff., and the other places aforenamed,
except the rectory and advowson of
Hicham; which premises the said
Duchess lately held for life, with
remainder to Thomas duke of Norfolk
and his heirs, and forfeited by her late
attainder; rent free, with profits from
Michaelmas last. Greenwich, 18 May
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May.
—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 32.
59. George Harper. Licence to
alienate the manor and advowson of the
rectory of Onger ad Castrum alias
Chepmgonger, Essex, to Wm. Morice.
Westm., 20 May. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
60. Ant. Pounde. Licence to alienate
the manors of Drayton le Beare and
Stenbery, Hants, to Wm. Wayte and
Ant. Wayte and the heirs of the said
Ant. Wayte. Westm., 20 May. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 2.
61. Thos Wymbysshe and Elizabeth
his wife. Livery or lands, in right of
said Elizabeth, kinswoman of Sir George
Tayleboys and daughter of Sir Gilbert
lord Tayleboys, dec., and sister of George
lord Tayleboys, also sister and heiress of
Robt. lord Tayleboys, son of the said Sir
Gilbert, i.e. the lordships or manors of
South Kyme, Aswarby, Golthagh, lngham,
Metheringby, Hesyll, Newton,
Kyme, Hornyngton, Paderthorpe, Redesdale
Ball., Redesdale Coll., Cokedale,
Croydon and Rokeby, with their appurtenances
in Byllyngay, North Kyme,
Walcote, Dogdike, Counsby, Skyrbecke,
Swyneshedde, Bycker, Anstrope, Ewerby,
Evedon, Osbournby, Helpringham,
Asgarby and Totyng, in cos. Linc.,
Yorks., Nthld., Camb., Warw. and Surr.,
with advowsons of the churches of South
Kyme, Aswarby, Golthages alias
Golthagh, Ingham, Metheryngham,
Hesyll, Newton Kyme, Hornyngton,
Paderthorpe alias Padokthorpe, Redesdale
Ball., Redesdale Coll., Cokedale,
Crawden and Rokeby, and all other possessions
of the said Robert lord Tayleboys.
Greenwich, 19 May 34 Hen VIII.
Del. Westm., 20 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
62. Commission of Sewers.
Suff.—Hen. Doyle, Lionel Talmage,
Thos. Darcy, Thos. Sekeforthe, Edw.
Glemham, Chr. Goldingham, Nich. Cutler,
John Southwell, Robt. Browne, John
Valantyne and John Sone, commissioners
in the marshes of Sudbury.
Westm., 20 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 9d.
63. Augustine Palmer, clerk. The
grant of a pension enrolled on Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 26, is of the year
35 Hen. VIII.
64. George Harper. Licence to
alienate the site and chief messuage of
the manor of Forthampton, Glouc., with
certain closes and lands (specified) in
Forthampton and Swynley, Glouc., and
the rectories and advowsons of Forthampton
and Swynley; to Maurice
Denys. Westm., 23 May. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 3.
65. Peter Mannyng of New Sarum,
Wilts, horseleche. Pardon for the
murder of his wife Mary, whom, 16 Jan.
29 Hen. VIII. about 12 p.m., she being
pregnant, he attacked and wounded with
a sword and finally threw downstairs
from an upper chamber. Greenwich, 16
May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23
May.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 20.
66. Commissions of the peace.
Norfolk.—Chancellor Audeley, High
Treasurer Norfolk, Suffolk, President of
the Council, Russell, Privy Seal, Hen.
earl of Surrey, T. bp. of Ely, Sir Edw.
Mountagu, Sir Robt. Southwell, M.R.,
Sir John Spelman, Thos. Bromley, King's
serjeant at law, Sir Roger Townesend,
Sir Wm. Paston, Sir John Heydon, Sir
Nich. Hare, Sir Thos. le Straunge, Sir
Ric. Southwell, Sir Edm. Bedyngfeld,
Sir Jas. Boleyn, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir
Chr. Heydon, Sir John Clere, Robt.
Townesend, serjeant at law, Robt.
Holdych, Ph. Calthorp, Hen. Bedyngfeld,
Hen. Hubbard, John Gooderyke,
Hen. Gooderyke, John Robsarte, Roger
Woodhouse, John Curson, John Wotton,
Nich. Straunge, Giles Townesends, Wm.
Yelverton, Robt. Curson, Ric. Heydon,
Edm. Grey, Thos. Woodhouse of Waxham,
John Corbett, sen., Hen. Warde,
Robt. Barney, Edm. Bellyngford, Thos.
Gawdy and Gregory Davy. Westm.,
23 May. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11,
67. Worc. Chancellor Audeley,
Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk,
Sir John lord Russell, Privy Seal, Wm.
earl of Arundell, R. bp. of Coventry and
Lichfield, R. bp. of St. Asaph's, Walter
lord Ferrers, Sir Nich. Hare, Sir Edm.
Mervyn, Wm. Portman, King's serjeant
at law, Sir Edw. Croftes, Sir Wm.
Thomas, Sir John Vernon, Sir Ric.
Lygyn, Wm. Whorwood, Attorney
General, John Pakyngton, David Broke,
John Scudamour, Thos. Nevell, Roland
Moreton, Thos. Holte, Ric. Hassall, John
Pryce, Thos. Acton, Robt. Acton, Thos.
Hunkes, Robt. Wye, Ric. Palmer, Ric.
Tracye, Geo. Willoughby, Wm. Gower,
Wm. Sheldon, Wm. Cookesey, Hen.
Russell, John Vampage, Ralph Sheldon,
Thos. Blounte of Shillington, Chr.
Savage, Walt. Blounte, Wm. Pynnocke
and Ric. Wynford. Westm., 23 May.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 2d.
68. The city of Lincoln. Pardon and
release of 200l. of the 400l., payable at
the rate of 100l. a year, demanded of it
under the act of the Parliament which
began 28 April 31 Hen. VIII., and continued
by divers prorogations until 24
July 32 Hen. VIII., granting the King
four whole fifteenths and tenths; the
remaining 200l. to be payable, 50l. a
year. Westm., 23 May. Del. Westm.,
25 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
69. Ric. Coxe, clk., King's chaplain.
Presentation to the prebend of Sutton
and Buckingham with Horley and Horton,
in Lincoln Cathedral, vice Ric. Pate,
attainted. Westminster, 20 May 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 May.—
P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 1.
70. Barth. Baynham. To be keeper
of the King's place called Staple lnn,
formerly called Prynce Inn, in Calais,
with 4d. sterling, English, a day; also to
be one of the soldiers of Calais with one
man in wages under him, vice Wm.
London, resigned, with 8d. a day for
himself and 6d. a day for his man. This
grant is in consideration that the said
Wm. London has surrendered letters
patent, dated Berechurch, 5 Sept. 28 Hen.
VIII., constituting him keeper of the
Staple Inn with 4d. a day. Greenwich,
15 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26
May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
71. John Lupton, a yeoman of the
Guard. To have the next room which
shall be void of an almsman of the
foundation of the Cathedral Church of
Christchurch, Canterbury. Addressed to
the dean and chapter. Westm., 24 May
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May.—
P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 1. In English.
72. Wm. Saxey, King's chaplain,
LL.D. Presentation to the prebend of
Buckingham in the collegiate church of
Southwell, Notts, void by death. Greenwich,
18 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 26 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 10,
73. John Wilmot, gentleman.
Annuity of 5 mks., out of the manor
of Hall Place alias Wolfrigeston with
appurtenances in Wolfrigeston, Knyghton,
Uplamborne and Offyngton, Berks.,
now in the King's hands by the minority
of Fridiswide, daughter and heiress of
John George, dec.; with wardship and
marriage of the said Fridiswide.
Westm., 20 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 26 May,—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
74. John White of Southwike, Hants,
esquire, the King's servant. Grant for
life of certain messuages and closes,
specified, in Southwike and Burhunt,
Hants, now in tenures of Thos. Bright,
John Barneham, Hen. Barrey, John
Markes, Ric. Benet, John Benet, Wm.
Capper, Wm. Hensloo, Steph. Barneham,
Robt. Faukener, and Thos. Rede,
which came to the King by the attainder
of Hugh Holland; also all the late possessions
of the said Hugh in Southwike,
Burhunt, Hipley, Havount, Brokhampton,
Portsmouth, Portchestre and Wykeham,
Hants; rent free; with profits from
Lady Day 29 Hen. VIII. Westm., 22
May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27
May.—P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 1.
75. Sir Ric. Riche, Chancellor of the
Augmentations. Grant, in fee, of (1)
the manor of Gladfen alias Gladfen Hall,
and (2) the rectory of Matching, which
belonged to the suppressed priory of
Leghes, Essex, with all possessions
of the priory in Halsted and
Matching, Essex; and (3) the manor of
Fawcet alias Fawcett Forest, Westmld.,
which belonged to the dissolved abbey of
Bylande, Yorks., with Fawcett Wood
and all other possessions of the abbey
there and in Bannandesdale, Bannandesdalehed,
Borowdale, Borowdalehed and
Capullfall within the parishes of Kendal
and Shapp, Westmld.; values (1) 6l., (2)
11l.; rents (1) 12s., (2) 22s., (3) 34s. 8d.
Hampton Court, 26 May 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 28 May.—P.S. Pat. p.
10, m. 11.
76. Thos Rawlyn, of Tilney, Norf.,
husbandman, alias of Tilney in Masselond,
merchant. Fiat for a protection;
going in the retinue of Lord Mawtravers,
deputy of Calais. Signed H. Mawtravers.
Del. Westm., 28 May 34 Hen.
VI. II. No. 9.
363. Chapuys to Mary Of Hungary. (fn. 10)
As he wrote in his letter of Easter Eve, (fn. 11) went to Hampton Court,
where during the first four days of his stay he had several audiences of
the King, in pursuance of her commands, touching the treaty of closer
alliance. But as no instructions have yet come, either from her or from
the Emperor in Spain, desires them urgently. Not having received the
private ones promised by the Emperor in his letter of 3 April (fn. 12) —in which,
moreover, reference was made to another and fuller set of instructions to
come by way of Flanders—she may conceive the awkward position in
which he is placed. Believes that if either set of instructions had come to
hand the King would have met him half way, for he is wise, and very well
disposed to make common cause with the Emperor. Indeed, he now
seems willing to risk his throne and life to avert ruin from Christendom.
The French do not actually refuse to pay their debt to him, which they
would the moment they heard he had made alliance with the Emperor.
For want of the private instructions promised by the Queen, has not been
able to advance a step. Has done his best to show the King and his
ministers their need of the Emperor's alliance, but has only been able to
obtain from him a general declaration of the help he would afford in an
invasion of French territory, viz., 3,000 foot and as many horse. At the
present juncture it would be a great thing if he would join his forces at
Calais, Guisnes, etc., with ours. Thinks, moreover, it would be well to
accept his offers at once, without looking too closely into the articles, for
when he takes a fancy for a person or a thing he goes the whole way, and
once he is engaged in the conquest of France there will be plenty of
opportunities of modifying the articles. Urges strongly despatch and
secrecy. Advises also that she should not address Henry in holograph
letters, as "bel oncle," which serves to re-open old wounds, or speak of
the "Princess of England," as the King has a son and heir.
From a holograph in French (undated) in the Archives of Vienna.