St. P., IX.
435. The Council to Paget.
The King has received his of the 13th and 20th, and is pleased
with his diligence and dexterity. As to "their fond suspicions and
imaginations" that the King intends war against them and has concluded
an amity and marriage with the Emperor for that purpose, and as
to the renovation of their former treaty (fn. 1) here; the Emperor's ambassador
was here at Court in the Whitson holidays about the edicts on both
sides, of which our merchants complained, and then went to Flanders
for a resolution, and, since his return, has been here for the same purpose,
and it is agreed that they shall revoke their edict, and the
King afterwards surcease his statute, but as for amity, league or
marriage, whatever overtures have been made, there is none concluded;
and so you may affirm to the Admiral and all of the Council who speak of
it. If they suggest renewing the overtures lately made by the French
king, you may say you can give no certain advice, but think that if they
renew it they will have reasonable answer, provided they offer reasonable
conditions, to show "that they seek rather friendship than gain and
lucre;" for the King is easily induced to grant reason where it is reasonably,
and with honest reciproque, required.
P.S. in Wriothesley's hand.—Send, by bearer, a cipher to be used as
required. Hampton Court, 26 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Draft, pp. 2. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Paget.
Calig. E. IV.
2. Original letter of which the above is the draft. Signed by Norfolk,
Southampton, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Westminster, Browne,
Wyngfield, Wriothesley, and Sadleyr.
In cipher, pp. 2. Mutilated.
3. Decipher of §2 in the hand of Paget's clerk.
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
4. The key to the new cipher above referred to.
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
436. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 27 June. Present : Norfolk, Southampton,
Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne,
Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :—Letters sent to the abps. of
York and Canterbury, to command special prayers and processions for
the prosperity of the Christian army against the Turks.
[*** Next entry is 1 July.]
437. The Loan.
Acknowledgment of receipt, 27 June 34 Hen. VIII., by Sir John
Fulford, from Wriothesley, of 60 privy seals to be employed about the
King's loan in Devonshire. Signed and sealed.
VI. II., No. 11.
438. Mary Of Hungary to Chapuys.
Waiting for news of what he may have already negociated. Sends
packet of letters from the king of the Romans, addressed to the Councillor
de St. Moris, with credentials and instructions. As St. Moris is not likely
soon to return from Spain, sends Chapuys a copy of his instructions,
that he may excuse him if detained on his way to England. He was sent
to beg Henry's assistance against the Turk, and Chapuys is meanwhile
to use his instructions as if addressed to himself. Francis is daily increasing
his army on the Luxemburg frontier, and the infantry force
which his ministers have raised on the side of Cleves and Gueldres. We
have remonstrated through the Imperial ambassador and asked if he mean
to observe the truce of Nice. But he only says that the assembly on the
frontier of Cleves is for defence, not invasion, as long as we do not give him
occasion, for he hears Henry is about to make alliance with the Emperor
and the Count de Roculx is meditating an attack on some French towns.
He has also sent a gentleman to give us notice that he intends sending
his own officers to St. Pol to administer justice, and collect the revenue—
a formal demonstration that he means war. We have therefore ordered
the immediate levy of 25,000 foot and 4,000 horse, with which force, and
that of the King of England's subjects in those parts, we hope to defend
our frontiers. We have discovered treacherous dealings here and there
to surprise towns and fortresses. Brussels, 28 June 1542.
From a draft in the Vienna Archives.
VI. II., No. 12.
439. Chapuys to Mary Of Hungary.
Has just received hers of the 25th inst. Could not have written
sooner what passed when he was last at Court, owing to a fit of the gout
in his right hand, which seized him upon his return from Greenwich.
Moreover, things have not advanced one step, these Councillors insisting
on an additional clause being appended to the treaty of Cambray about
commercial intercourse, in order to make it perpetual. Another difficulty
is that in the article about rebels they will only comprise
the Emperor's Spanish subjects, not those of the Empire. They
insist also on the defensive aid being given at the time the
offensive league is executed, and that the obligation shall only
last four months in every year, either consecutively or as need
requires, and that if either prince wants them longer he shall pay for
them himself, unless the other requires them for his own defence. They
wish it also agreed that these auxiliaries may be employed by a prince,
not only for defence of his territory, but for pursuit of his enemy within
his own kingdom; and, further, that if either prince be invaded, the
aggressor shall be held the common enemy of both. This is an article on
which they particularly insist; also that the invasion of France be fixed
beforehand not later than 1 July next year. They decline to make a
special article against the Dukes of Cleves and Holstein.
After long disputes on these points, and much bravado on the part of
the English, as if they did not need our services, we have agreed—though
not without some mystery, which time will unravel—that the promise in
the Emperor's note to keep the matter secret should be prolonged till
October next, and that the King, on my assurance of the Emperor's good
will, would send to Spain the bp. of Westminster, one of the deputies, to
settle the points amicably; that meanwhile, to prepare matters, Chapuys
should be always near the King (as in fact he has been ever since his
return from Flanders) till a final settlement be reached, as he hopes it will
be in the next 24 hours. The Bp. is to leave immediately for a seaport 150
miles off, and will be accompanied by a man of Chapuys's, bearer of this.
If, however, George, the Imperial messenger, should arrive meanwhile—
which would be a most fortunate coincidence—and if his stay here is to
be short, Chapuys will endeavour to have the Bp.'s departure delayed, and
make George the bearer.
Forgot to mention that he heard on his return to London that the
King had willingly enough granted that the defensive league should comprise
the Emperor's Spanish subjects, as well as those of the Low Countries
in case of an invasion from the French or Mr. D'Allebrecht, but not from
any other belligerents, and that the article should be drawn, first in
English and afterwards in Latin; but four or five days later the whole
was changed, and there was no more talk of it.
Mons. de Reuz, whom he met at St. Omer, told him that, with a few
English soldiers, such a body of horse and foot as could be hastily collected
in Artois without causing alarm could easily take Monstreul by surprise,
and it could be fortified during the winter; and that after they had over-run
the neighbouring country, Hesdin, Therouenne, Ardres, and even
Boulogne would have to surrender. On his return Chapuys submitted
this plan to the King, who was marvellously pleased with it, and approved
of Chapuys's advice to send a message to the Emperor on the subject, and
write to the Capt. of Guisnes to put himself in communication with De
Roeux. The King is now arming a number of warships, not to be taken
No news of this country, except that the King has still by him the earl
of Desmond, the chief lord of Ireland, who has come to do him homage—a
thing many of his ancestors never consented to do. London, 29 June
From the Vienna Archives.
St. P., IX.
440. For a Treaty with Charles V.
Agreement between the commissioners that the edict in Flanders,
against export in English ships, shall be, as soon as possible, revoked;
and, that done, subjects of the Emperor, both of his Low Countries and
Spain, shall be made exempt from the statute of 33 Hen. VIII. Hampton
Court, 29 June 1542. Signed : "Orator, ac commissarius Cesaree
Matis, Eustachius Chapuys."
Latin, p. 1.
St. P., IX.
2. Similar agreement that neither party shall before October next
negociate with any other prince, spiritual or temporal, anything to the
prejudice of the other; and that any treaty of closer amity between the
parties shall be kept secret from all other princes, spiritual or temporal.
Dated 29 June 1542. Signed like §1.
Latin, p. 1. Endd.: "Two articles agreed on with th'Emperor's
VI. II., No. 13.
441. Chapuys to Charles V.
The bp. of Winchester, having lately been obliged to leave his
house for fear of the illness (sweating sickness) (fn. 2) and to come near
Chapuys's lodging, Chapuys has had every opportunity of being civil to
him. One day when he came to dine with Chapuys they conversed from
early morning to late in the evening of the state of Christendom, the
Turk and the practises of the French. Finds the bp. very well inclined
to the closer friendship. The day after his visit to Chapuys he was invited
to dinner by the Lord Privy Seal, and on his return spent a few
hours again with Chapuys, as he did also in the two following days. He,
the lord Privy Seal and Wriothesley, thought Chapuys should apply for
an audience with the King to say he feared his offers in the Emperor's
name had been misunderstood, as he had had no reply. The time was
favourable, they said, as they had just done him the signal service of promoting
the loan in Parliament, which had already brought in an incalculable
sum of money, and this would give them greater opportunities
of seconding Chapuys's views.
Sent accordingly on the 16th (fn. 3) for an audience, which was granted on
the 18th. (fn. 3) Just after the return of his man from Greenwich the bp. of
Winchester gave him the Emperor's letter of the 3rd, (fn. 3) with the powers
therein mentioned, and other papers that Mr. Quenevet (Knyvet) had forwarded
from Orleans, who pretended that he was detained there by illness,
and the fatigue of travel, but really awaited the return of one of
his secretaries, whom he had despatched a month before to learn how his
own affairs stood in England, and whether it was safe for him to come.
The packet came quite safe, and the Bp. shortly after called on him,
showing great satisfaction at his having received the powers from the
Emperor. Talked with him about the best means of persuading the
King to the closer friendship, and he approved Chapuys's plan, except
that he ought not to tell the King it was expedient in his own interests.
That his own Councillors would endeavour to show him. Agreed with
this advice, which has been his general policy. Went to the King on
Ascension day, (fn. 4) and was received rather more cordially than usual. He
was then going to mass, and he thanked Chapuys for his zeal in the
matter, and was glad his powers had come, as he could speak more
frankly what was in his mind; but Chapuys must promise the strictest
secrecy, both for himself and the Emperor. This promise being given,
he said what had made him keep neutrality hitherto was a suspicion that
there was some secret agreement between the Emperor and Francis to
reveal to each other whatever passed between one or the other party,
and himself. Chapuys said he knew of no such agreement; (fn. 5) if there was
such it must have depended on the truce of Nice, which the French had
violated many a time, and the Emperor had ample occasion, not only to
mistrust them, but to form leagues against them; that the Emperor had
always been desirous of the increase of alliances with England, and that,
if he had known one tenth part of what he now knew of the malice and
perfidy of the French, Henry would not have had to complain of his
answer when he called upon him after Francis's capture at Pavia to continue
the war. But, he trusted that are long, there would even be a
better opportunity of bringing Francis to reason.
The King seemed pleased with his speech, but was then going to chapel,
and promised to reply fully after dinner. After dinner he sent word by
the Lord Privy Seal that he could not give him audience at once, as he
had just received letters from France with the contents of which he would
make Chapuys acquainted; and he desired him to come to his private chamber,
where he would be found "à la domestique, en robe de nuyt." Was conducted
to the King by the lord Admiral. Henry began by saying Judas
non dormit, and that the French were continuing their bad practices.
They were expecting Count Guillaume de Furstenberg with 8,000
lanzknechts, and M. de Longheval, who would one day be Grand Master
of France, had started for Cleves, not only to excuse Francis to Duke
William for not having been able to send him his promised wife, but to
induce him to send troops to Gueldres, while the Duke of Holstein would
attack the Dutch by sea. The letters further said that it was most
important for the Low Countries to keep an eye on the castle of La
Moutière (sic), which the French sought to surprise. They were also
continuing their practises in Italy, especially with the Venetians, whom
they were helping by their influence with the Turk. So that there was
great appearance of the Emperor being molested on many sides.
Chapuys replied that the Emperor's affairs were in no such plight,
and while he had been soliciting the King's alliance he had taken
care to preserve old friendships, and make fresh ones; that the French
were quite mistaken in acting as they did, and that it would not cost a
farthing for the King and Emperor to defend themselves mutually. The
King said, before determining about the alliance he must know what the
Emperor intended about the duchies of Milan and Gueldres. Said, as
to Milan, he had no idea; as to Gueldres, the Emperor could not act
otherwise than he had done, or abandon the pursuit, his right being
evident. As to Milan, the King said that considering the difficulty of
defending countries so far apart, the Emperor might keep it for life and
get the estates of the Empire to defend it, on the understanding that it
should be incorporated with them after his death. As to Gueldres its
conquest would be difficult, owing to the hatred of the people to the inhabitants
of Brabant, and, considering his relations with Germany and
France, the Duke might be a dangerous enemy if the marriage so much
talked of should take place; also while using his forces against Gueldres
the Emperor would be prevented from driving the French out of Piedmont.
The King thought it would be better to gain over the Duke, who
must now be dissatisfied with the French for not having given him a
wife. Were Henry called to settle the matter he would offer him one of
his own daughters. In that way the Emperor's honor would be safeguarded
—he might grant the duchy of Gueldres to the Duke, on such
conditions as he and the Queen of Hungary thought fit, and make use of
the forces of Gueldres and Cleves. That would cut short the designs of
Francis for this year at least, and the Turk, finding that he could not
stir, might quarrel with him for not fulfilling promises.
To this Chapuys replied that there was no need of incorporating
Milan with the Empire, as there were plenty of other means of setting the
German states against France, without counting the effect of a good
victory over the Turk, for as the King himself confessed, the Germans
were well aware that Francis was the sole cause of his descent on Christendom,
and would no doubt unite with the Emperor and him for the double
purpose (1) of indemnifying themselves for expenses incurred, and (2)
to clip the wings of France so that he should interfere no further. By
these means the other Christian powers could easily be brought into the
league, for, if the Emperor took up arms, this would be a fiercer war than
ever, the Cortes having lately voted a marvellous sum on condition that he
did not leave Spain or make peace till Francis was no longer able to
trouble Christendom. But as to the disposal of Milan, the alliance once
made, the Emperor would value Henry's advice more than that of any
other person, and he need not fear his becoming again friends with Francis
if the latter abated his pretensions, for the Emperor could never trust
him again. As to Gueldres, he said, the thing was not so impossible as
he supposed. It was not clear that the Duke of Cleves would be supported
in his claims by Germany, considering that his ancestors, paternal
and maternal, had not only relinquished all right to it, but promised to
assist in its defence when needful, and the Emperor relied on Henry to
aid him in the conquest of Gueldres, just as Henry's father had assisted
King Philip; that the task would be easier now that the Emperor had
acquired Groningen and the lands the last Duke of Gueldres held in
Friesland (?), besides towns in Utrecht and Overviesel. Showed that
it would be an advantage to England if Gueldres was in the Emperor's
hands, and that means might be found of detaching the Duke of Cleves
The King then began to talk of an indemnity for the loss of his French
pensions, on which Chapuys replied, as graciously as he could, with
arguments in addition to those he had used to his deputies; which the
King took well, and said no more. He complained, however, that secrecy
had not been observed; for the French had heard of the negotiations, and
were endeavouring to rouse the Pope's indignation. Chapuys denied
that the information had come from their side, and the King made a like
denial on his, but, with courteous language, again recommended the
greatest secrecy—like the Florentine who had a sermon preached against
usury that bankers might abstain from it and he himself profit by it. He
ended by saying that he would promptly have powers made for the bps.
of Durham, Winchester, and Westminster to treat with Chapuys, and
seemed this time to be quite in earnest. Judged so especially from what
he said about the Emperor's government of the Low Countries, though
Chapuys had prepared the ground by flattery of his wisdom, with which
he was much pleased. When he said the French were continually offering
him ladies to marry, Chapuys pleased him by answering that no doubt
they would do as they did in the case of the Princess, now Queen of
Scotland, for in marriages they always broke treaty with England,
Francis having given his daughter to the King of Scotland and married
the Dauphin to the niece of the Pope (Clement VII.), then Henry's
greatest enemy, and if they did such things openly they must have done
worse in secret. To darken the picture, told some anecdotes of Francis
and his ministers; and added that, had it been in the Emperor's power
to gratify him with a wife, it would have been heartily done; "et quoique
eusse [a] blasonner les armes des dits François," he would not deny that
the French King and Dauphin were "bien affectionez," not towards him
but towards his country, of the conquest of which the Dauphin has often
In reply to the King's assertion that the French had frequently owned
their debt to him, and were ready to pay him by instalments, Chapuys
said for a much smaller sum they would take a thousand oaths, but they
never intended to pay him. The King answered that they wished to
pay, but had not the means, and that they had lately proposed to pay
him out of the first towns and castles taken in a joint war against the
Emperor. Chapuys replied that he would see how they sought to evade
payment by making such an iniquitous proposal; whereas he might easily
get the money by joining the Emperor, as he himself had once owned.
Took leave then of the King and returned to London, where, lest the
negociation should not turn out so well as he hoped, he at once wrote
down every word of his conversation with the King. Had several conferences
with the King's deputies from Saturday after Ascension
to Whitsun Eve (fn. 6) (20-27 May), and on the latter day they were all
summoned to Hampton Court, where, out of regard for the Emperor,
Chapuys was received in a manner that baffles description. On
resuming the conferences, after four days' debating, Southampton lord
Privy Seal and Mr. Wrisley proposed that a rough draft of the articles
already discussed should be drawn up for the King's inspection. But as
there were two articles that he had refused to pass, viz., of the defensive
alliance not comprising Spain, and of the aid demanded by the King for
an offensive one and for a joint invasion of France, with indemnity for the
loss of the French pension, it was agreed that Chapuys should write to
the Queen of Hungary, and, to prevent mistakes, show his letter (fn. 7) and
copy of the two articles to the Deputies. The Deputies were much
pleased with Chapuys's compliance and his offer to go over to Flanders
for quicker despatch of the business. And the King ordered his own
sedan chair for Chapuys's use, and a vessel for his transport to Calais,
where he accomplished in a few days what the Emperor already knows.
On his return was again well received by the King, who, however, was
a little dissatisfied at hearing that the Imperial ambassador was still
at the Court of France and that he had even made overtures for peace;
but he accepted Chapuys's excuses, and let him retire to rest. Since then
has been engaged with the Deputies for 8 or 10 days in the specification of
particulars, which he thought had been already settled connected with
the above two articles, e. g., as to the extradition of rebels, which they
will not understand to include rebels against the Empire, and as to the
treaty of Cambray, in which they would introduce a clause which Chapuys
thinks inadmissible, tending somewhat to perpetuate the present commercial
treaties. His chief objection, however, was to a clause added to
the 6th article to forbid liberty of trading to enemies of either party; on
which Chapuys referred to art. 24 in the treaty of Windsor, and answered
arguments in reply. Has forborne to stipulate in the defensive alliance
that the obligation of defence shall last as long as the offensive alliance,
as the condition would involve an intolerable charge to the Emperor.
The King thinks the [obligation of the] defensive league should last 4
months, while Chapuys has in vain stipulated for 5; but as it is
reciprocal we need not object. Specifies some other demands of the
English and the objections to them. Among these they desired that the
aid by sea should be definite and not convertible into money; which
Chapuys has not dared to concede, because if Flanders were invaded on
the side of Gueldres or Friesland, no assistance by sea would be needed.
What the English thought almost scandalous was that while we solicited
them to an offensive league, we would not agree that the invasion should
take place within a year, as it was important to fix a time; but Chapuys
dared not decide without consulting the Emperor on that and on the
terms of the declaration of war. Has not been able to get the English
to agree to give help against Cleves and Holstein, much less to a specific
article in the treaty touching them, as Chapuys had said he would be
content with the two dukes being considered common enemies if they
invaded. Omits several of the English objections as they will doubtless
be brought forward by the bp. of Winchester (sic : for Westminster?),
and to give his own arguments when Granvelle is now there
would be like trying to increase the sun's light with a candle.
The King did not at first intend to send an ambassador extraordinary,
but he has now decided to send the above-named bp. [of Westminster],
a worthy ecclesiastic, said to be most favourable to the alliance. Most
of the objections raised by the Deputies are trifling, and the Emperor
should not make too much of them. For when this King decides on
anything he goes the whole length; and, considering that he is now at
peace with all his neighbours, and profiting by their dissensions, yet is
ready to throw himself into a maze of difficulties for the service of God
and the welfare of Christendom, it would be prudent to accept his terms
with some slight modifications. Besides, many opportunities will occur
of modifying the articles before the offensive league is concluded, and
the English were never more set on going to war with the French, owing
especially to their intelligence with the Turk, besides the old hatred
between the two nations. It has also been agreed that the clause forbidding
one party to treat without the knowledge of the other is to be
made still clearer and more binding; that the time of the obligation is
to be extended, profound secrecy kept, and a deed drawn up concerning
"the navigation and its revocation edict," as shown in the enclosed documents.
Has kept for a bonne bouche at the end of his despatch that, on his
return from Flanders, he met at St. Omer Mons. du Ruz, who said, if he
had only 4,000 Englishmen in addition to the horse and foot he could
suddenly raise in Artois, he could easily surprise Montreuil, and over-run
the neighbouring country, provided the enterprise took place within
three months, and it would be easy to keep it and fortify it during winter.
The enemy then would not be so foolish as to lay siege to it, and Hesdin,
Therouenne, Ardres, and Boulogne would soon fall, for the harbour of the
last is so bad that in winter they could not get supplies. Has informed
the King of this, and advised him to send a message to the Queen of
Hungary; and, meanwhile, let the governor of Guisnes communicate
with Mons. du Ruz. Thinks no better bait could have been thrown
to draw this King into a war. Advises that the subject be discussed in
preference to any other. Hopes to obtain through it the King's assistance
against the Turk. Indeed, not many days ago he was, according to
the lord Privy Seal, on the point of sending 50,000 cr. to the King of the
As the roads through France will henceforth be closed for English
as well as Imperial couriers, and, if the present negotiations end well, the
King says it is important that the Emperor and he should be in constant
and almost daily communication, he is now sending, with the bp. of
Westminster, a sea captain to purchase in Spain two zabras, trusting
that the Emperor will fit out two others to be always ready in port
to bring or convey messages. The Queen Regent herself recommends
Has just received the Emperor's letter of the 5th, which he will obey.
The French ambassador has not visited the Court since Holy Week.
The receiver De Neufchastel, gentleman-in-waiting to the Admiral of
France, went from hence brusquement depesché without seeing the King.
There is no longer any question of the business that brought him, touching
the Orleans marriage. It is true these people, thinking they might
gain something by communicating the news, tell me that their ambassador
had written to say that according to the Admiral's report, if the negociations
for the Orleans marriage did not succeed other offers would be
made to secure this King's friendship, or neutrality at least. Hampton
Court, 30 June 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
I. II. No. 14.
442. Chapuys to Granvelle.
Cannot sufficiently thank him for the care he takes of his interests,
as appears by the letters of 3 May. Is vexed to hear of the bp. of
London's importunities, not only on account of the annoyance he
must give to the Emperor and Granvelle, but because he has
given the latter no time to attend to Chapuys's private affairs,
without a settlement of which he remains in a shameful state
of perplexity. Hopes, by the Emperor's flattering words, soon to get
relief. Trusts the bp. will be a little more modest in future, taking
example by the bp. of Westminster now going out. If the English had
been reasonable, affairs would have been already concluded here. But
they almost look for carte blanche in everything, exaggerating the
Emperor's need of help, and saying that the Dukes of Cleves and Holstein
are on the point of invading Flanders. Shut their mouths by telling
them in confidence that Cleves would easily treat with us about Gueldres
if we only engaged to help him against England, and that Holstein was
making very good offers to the Emperor's nieces, (fn. 8) and would transfer
to them all the claims he made against England, promising great assistance
to conquer it. In truth the English are right to try and ascertain
the state of the Emperor's affairs, as it is to them a question of launching
into a sea of difficulties and running risks with us when they could
easily pass along in the midst of the storm. Can assure Granvelle it is
not without mystery he has conducted them so far, telling them how much
the Emperor did for them in lending himself to this close friendship.
Among other things told them of the ill will of the French, and that
the Dauphin has often said, half in jest, half in earnest, that he was
Henry's spiritual son, and meant to be his temporal son and successor, —
that it would be quite right, in future, for Kings of France to call themselves
Kings of England, as those of England had called themselves of
France, and that there never was a King Henry in France who was not
King of England also. (fn. 9)
Granvelle knows how important it is to make friends of the English
at present, to check the malice of the French who, regardless of what
Granvelle has done for them at other times, would like to see him now
at the bottom of the sea. If the present negociation should fail, it would
have been much better that it had never been begun; for if this King,
in his disappointment, became our enemy, ships between Flanders and
Spain could not touch at an English port. Granvelle will understand
that to please the King he has introduced phrases into his dispatch that
he has shown. (fn. 10) Begs him also to believe that what he has written to
the Emperor was only out of devotion to his service, for he has received
no other presents from the King than a few artichokes once, and on
another occasion a buck and one large fish, a dolphin, which had been
presented to him. Ventures further to suggest, as Don Inigo used to
do and De Praet did lately to the Queen, that a few pensions should
be distributed here. The Councillors who now enjoy the King's favour
are only two, the lord Privy Seal and Secretary Wriothesley. Two
others, though King's favourites, depend upon them, viz., the Admiral and
the Grand Squire. These latter would be satisfied with little. The
bp. of Winchester would be content with the honour of the thing, and
deserves some sort of reward, having been the first to begin this negociation
out of his good will to the Emperor.
Says nothing about the idea the Emperor once had of sending from
Flanders a personage with letters to this King, for the Emperor knows
best. Has obtained by stealth a transcript of the draft treaty, which
these people once made, and which they have since changed in many
places, as Granvelle will see by the draft which the bp. of Winchester
(Westminster) took with him. Has also sent a copy of the articles as
they were drawn, discussed, and almost approved, but this must be kept
very secret. Begs him, however, to tell the English ambassadors that
Chapuys has worked wonders to bring the negociation to a close. Wishes
him to think about the zabras. Is constantly fighting the Deputies
about Cleves and Holstein, with the same arguments they opposed to
him about the rebels, and finds that the King had previously made
separate agreements with each of these Dukes contrary to our interests.
The King's deputies advise the suppression of the title "bel oncle"
in the letters addressed to him by the Emperor, and of Princess to the
lady Mary; and those about the Regent agree. Begs Granvelle to press
his claim for some reward for his incessant toil since Ascension day.
Has not been able to write this in his own hand for the gout, though it
is better now. The disease has even impaired his mental powers, as
this rambling letter shows. Cannot mention the praises which these
deputies bestow on Granvelle, especially the lord Privy Seal and Secretary
Wriothesley, and the bp. of Winchester. Hampton Court, 30 June
From the Vienna Archives.
443. Grants in June 1542.
1. Sir Edm. Knevett and Anne his
wife. Licence to alienate the manor of
Tomson and its lands (extent given) in
Tomson, Saham, Gryston and Stowbedon,
with the rectory and advowson of
Tomson, Norf.; to John Maynerd,
mercer, of London. Westm., 1 June.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 1.
2. Sir Edw. Boughton and Jane his
wife. Licence to alienate 140 acres of
fresh marsh in Plompsted, Kent, to John
Maynerd, mercer, of London. Westm.,
1 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10,
3. Wm. Sharryngton, King's servant.
Licence to alienate the site, &c., of
Lacok abbey, Wilts, the lordship and
manor of Lacok, and the rectory and
advowson of the vicarage there, with all
appurtenances in Lacok, Calne, Beawley,
Chyppynham, Natton, Bowdon,
Benaker, Whytley, Wyke, Cossam, Lakham,
Rowdon, Stanley, Chyttowe, Bromham,
and Meltisham alias Melkisham,
Wilts; all lands of the said abbey in
Lacok, Calne and Melkisham; and all
lands of Ambresbury monastery in the
tithing of Sendrewe, in Wolkesham (sic)
parish, Wilts; to John Wylford, alderman
of London, Robt and Nich. Wylford,
and George Eton, merchant tailors
of London, and Jas. Pagett, to the use
of Grace Pagett, widow, late wife of
Robt. Pagett, alderman of London, for
life; if the marriage between her and
the said Sharryngton be solemnised.
Westm., 1 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 1.
4. John Wysedome. Pardon of all
penalties incurred by him in exercising
the mystery of physic in London without
licence. The preamble states that information
was sworn before the barons of the
Exchequer, 6 July last, by one Otwell
Wylde that the said John Wysedome, of
the parish of St. Stephen's Colman
Street, had, since 13 July 32 Hen. VIII.,
practised as a physician without having
been approved by the Bishop of London
or the Dean of Powles, contrary to the
Statute of 3 Hen. VIII., and had thereby
forfeited 55l., of which the said Wylde
prayed to have half; it however appears
that the said Wysedome has done many
great cures upon the King's subjects, and
that Wylde was instigated by evil disposed
persons maliciously stomached
against the said Wysedome. Also licence
to him and his son Gregory Wysedom to
exercise the said science and mystery in
London or elsewhere in the King's
dominions. Hampton Court, 1 June 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 June.—
P.S. In English.
5. Lady Marg. Howard, now wife of
Lord William Howard. Grant, for life,
of the house and site of the late priory
of Reigate, Surr., with lands called the
demesne lands of Reigate and Westhumble,
the manors of Southwick and
Estbroke, Suss., the rectories of Dorking
and Capell, Surr., and the advowsons of
the vicarages there and of the rectory of
Mikelham, Surr., with all possessions of
the priory in Reigate, Dorking, Horley,
Becheworthe, Gatton, Capell, Westhumble,
Mikelham, Fletcham, Lethered,
Mitfeld, Lingfild, Buckland, Lee, Borstowe,
Hedley, Aiishestede, Walton
super Montem, and Horne, Surr.,
and Southwick, Estbroke and Bolney,
Suss., all which premises belonged to the
said priory; rent free; profits from Mich.
last. Greenwich, 18 May 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. 3 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 18
(cancelled because surrendered into
Chancery 28 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII. to be
regranted to the said Lord William and
6. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G. To be
bailiff of Fynes and Fynchamsted within
Windsor Forest, one of the foresters of
Windsor Forest, and keeper of the park
of Esthamsted in Windsor Forest, with
the herbage and pannage, and of the
King's house within the said park; with
stated fees; vice Wm. late lord Sands.
Westm., 22 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 3 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m.
7. Chr. Mount, the King's servant.
Licence to buy and export 200 "dicars"
of tanned leather hides or backs and an
equal number of calves skins, counting
10 doz. calves skins to each dicker of
tanned hides Hampton Court, 26 May
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June.—
P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 1. In English.
8. Peter Carew, one of the Gentlemen
Pensioners. Licence to buy and export
600 unwrought cloths. Hampton Court,
1 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. 3 June.—
P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 1. In English.
9. Bishopric of Bristol. Erection of the
site and church of the late monastery of St.
Augustine, Bristol, surrendered by Morgan
ap Gwilliam ab Gwillan, last abbot,
into a cathedral church and the see of a
bishop, with a dean and six canons.
The town of Bristol to be henceforth
called the city of Bristol and the deanery
of Bristol, the counties of the city of
Bristol and of Dorset and the manor of
Ligh, Soms., to be henceforth severed
from the authority of the bishops of
Salisbury. Wells or Bath. Worcester and
Gloucester and to form the bishopric of
Bristol. Paul Bushe, S.T.P., to be
the first bishop, and to have the habitation
within the site of the said abbey
known as the Abbot's Lodging. Wm.
Snowe, S.T.P., to be the first dean, and
John Googh, S.T.P., first prebendary,
Roger Egeworth, S.T.P., 2nd, Hen.
Morgan, LL.B., 3rd, Roger Hewes,
LL.B., 4th, Ric. Brome, LL.B., 5th,
and George Dogeon, S.T.P., 6th. The
said dean and prebendaries to be a body
corporate to be called the dean and
chapter of the Holy and Undivided
Trinity of Bristol.
Also grant to the said dean and
chapter of the whole site, &c., of the
said monastery. Hampton Court, 1
June 3 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 June.—
P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 2. Rymer, XIV.
10. Sir Walt. Denys, of Dyrham,
Glouc. Licence to alienate the manor
of Kyngeston Russell, with its appurtenances
in Kyngeston and Kyngeston
Russell, Dors., except the manor of Litton,
Dors., to Maurice Denys. Westm.,
4 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m.
11. Sir Ric. Ryche. Lease of the
manor of Skrynes in the parish of
Roesxwell, and lordship of Wretell,
Essex, and a close called Long Lee formerly
in tenure of Thos. Sampford,
which premises came to the King by the
attainder of Ric. Fermor; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 14l. 13s. 4d. present
rent and 12d. increase. Del.
Westm., 4 June 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 6, m. 6.
12. John Nevyll lord Latymer. To
be steward of the forest of Galtres and
the lawn within the forest and master
of the hunt of deer (ferarum) there;
with the herbage, pannage, windfallen
trees and browsings and all accustomed
profits. This on surrender of pat., 20
Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., granting these offices
to Sir Arth. Darcy and Wm. Maunsfeld,
one of the gentlemen ushers of the
Chamber, in survivorship, with profits
as enjoyed by Ant. Ogthrede or Hen.
Marney, dec. Greenwich, 17 May 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 June.—
13. Matilda lady Lane, widow of Sir
Ralph Lane, dec. Annuity of 10l. out
of the manor of Orlingbere, Ntht., now
in the King's hands by the minority of
Robert s. and h. of the said Sir Ralph;
with the wardship and marriage of the
said heir. Greenwich, 20 May 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 6 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
14. Robt. Wright, gentleman.
Annuity of 33l. 15s. out of the manor of
Danthorp and lands in Esington, Kylnesey,
Patrington, Weton, Hutton,
Barghe, Welwike, Withornewike and
Usflet, Yorks., which belonged to John
Wright, dec., and are in the King's
hands by the minority of Robert s. and h.
of the said John; with the wardship
and marriage of the said heir. Greenwich,
15 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 6 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m.
15. Thomas abp. of Canterbury.
Grant (in exchange for certain lands
granted to the King 30 April 34 Hen.
VIII., i.e., the manors of Slyndon, Tangmere,
Estlavent, Aldewyke, Nytymber,
Northbarstede and Shrympney alias
Shirpeney, the hundred of Alderwyke
alias Aldewyke, the park of Slyndon,
the advowsons of the parish churches of
Slyndon, Estlavent, Barsted, Tangmere
and All Saints in Palent in Chichester,
and of the vicarage of Pageham, Suss.,
the manor and rectory of Magna Gornard,
Essex and Suff., and the manor of
Estlangdon, Kent, also all possessions of
the Abp. in Harrow and Stanmere alias
Stammer, Midd., which belonged to the
priory of St. Gregory without the walls
of Canterbury, a water mill in Dover,
and three acres of land now enclosed in
the park of Canterbury, which belonged
to St. Gregory's priory), viz. :—
"The Sellerers Hall" and "the
Sellerers Lodging" in Canterbury, the
manor, park, rectory and advowson
of the church of Westwell, Kent,
and woods called Longbeche in
Westwell and Challok, all which
belonged to Christchurch priory in
Canterbury; the manor of Temple
Waltham, Kent, which belonged to St.
John's of Jerusalem; of Stoke Milborough,
with lands there and in
Kingeston, More, Downton, Bucculton,
and Newton, Salop, in tenure of Isabel
Busshop, widow, Edw. Blount, Ric.
Browne, Thos. Bayle, John Sheppard,
Wm. Bisshopp, Roger Bisshopp and
John his son, Ric. Grenoffe, Thos. and
Edw. Bisshopp, Edw. Pountney, Edw.
Corffeld, Edw. and Hen. Wall, Wm.
Bisshopp, Andrew Tylley, Ric. Adams
and Eliz. his wife and John and Wm.,
their sons, Ph. Bisshopp and Thos., Ric.
and John his sons, and Ric. Jenkys, and
tithes in Kyngeston and Bucculton in
tenure of Ric. Jenkys and Thos. Haryngton,
all which belonged to Wenlock
priory; the site of the late monastery of
Kyrstall, Yorks., and all possessions
(specified) of that monastery in Kyrstall,
Cukerygge, Bramley, Horsforth, Hedyngley,
Westhedyngley, Capsthorn. Brerehaugh,
Bergraunge, Ecope, Addyll, and
Bardesey, Yorks.; the site of Arthyngton
priory, Yorks., with its demesnes
(specified); the advowsons of the
churches of Kyngessnothe, Horton juxta
Braburn, and Blakmanston, and of the
vicarages of Chistlett and Sturrey and
of the parish church of St. Andrew in
Canterbury, Kent; 42 acres of land in
Lambeth, Surr., which belonged to
Christchurch and is now in tenure of the
Abp; also (in consideration that the archbishop
has sustained certain loss in
exchanges heretofore made with the
Crown) the manors of Rypley, Hull and
Shuldon, the rectories or granges of
Shouldon and Assheley in the parishes of
Shouldon and Norborne alias Northborne,
and lands called Greneway and
Palmers and other lands in Rypley and
Deale, Kent, in tenure of John Warren,
all which belonged to St. Augustine's
Canterbury; except the bells and lead
belonging to the said monasteries of
Kyrstall and Arthyngton.
To hold as one knight's fee by rent of
20l. 9s. 7d., with profits since Michaelmas
33 Hen. VIII.
Also grant of the manor of Hele, with
lands in Hele and Towestok, Devon,
which belonged to Bucklond monastery,
Soms. To hold as one-twentieth of a
knight's fee by rent of 3l. 5s.
Free of other charges except the fee
of the beadle of Westwell manor, 33s. 4d.
a year out of Westwell rectory to the
college of Wye in Kent, and 13s. 4d. to
the vicar of Westwell, and the fee of the
bailiff of Stoke Milborough; with view
of frank pledge, &c., and all such liberties
as Wm., formerly abp. of Canterbury,
enjoyed in the manor of Slyndon by
letters patent of 14 April 3 Edw. IV.;
with acquittance of certain payments of
first fruits and tenths upon the premises.
Westm., 7 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 6, m. 19.
16. Mich. Stanhop, esquire. To be
keeper of the Great Park of Hunden,
Suff.; with the usual fees, and the
herbage and pannage of the park, provided
sufficient is left for the pasture of
the deer (damarum). Hampton Court,
2 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
17. Sir John Seyntlowe. Licence to
alienate the manor of Bechyn Stoke alias
Chewe Stoke, Soms., with the advowson
of the church there, to Charles Bulkeley
and Ric. Joce and the heirs of the said
Charles. Also licence to the said Charles
and Ric. to regrant the same to the said
Sir John for one month, with reversion to
Margaret, wife of the said Sir John,
for life, and after her decease to go to the
said Sir John and his heirs. Westm., 8
June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
18. Wm. Mery, the King's grocer.
Licence to export 600 woollen cloths not
barbed, rowed nor shorne, notwithstanding
statutes of Edw. IV. and Hen. VII.
Hampton Court, 7 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p.
1, m. 21.
19. Bishopric of Bristol. Grant to
Paul Busshe, S.T.P., bp. of Bristol. and
his successors, of the manors of Asshelworth,
Cromehall and Horsefeld, Glouc.,
Lygh and Roughbrugh, Soms., and Fyffhide
cum Crokerford, Dors., which
belonged to St. Augustine's, Bristol, and
of Buckelande, Berks, which belonged
to Edington monastery, with all appurtenances
in Asshelworth, Cromehall,
Horesfylde, Fylton, Kyngesweston and
Combe juxta Westbury, Glouc., in
Lygh, Assheton, Portbury, Hampemegrene,
Clevedon, Tykenam, Roughbrugh,
Samfford, Weston juxta Mare, Drayecatte
juxta Chadder, Gorewell and Shipton,
Soms., in Fyffhede and Crokerfforde,
Dors., and in Buckelande, Wilts
(sic); also a close called le Wath alias
Beamondemeade in Slymbryge, Glouc., in
tenure of Thos. Everard, and a tenement
called Prystecroft in Gyleberton, Glouc.,
in tenure of John Bonde, which belonged
to St. Augustine's, Bristol, and the stock
upon the manor of Horefelde, and leased
therewith to Thos. Walter; also the rectories
of Asshelworth, Almondesbury,
Gyleberton, Horeffeld, Fylton and
Kyngesweston, Glouc., and of Portbury,
Tyckenam and Clevedon, Soms., which
belonged to St. Augustine's, of Sawntehurst
and Mynsterworth, co. city of
Gloucester, which belonged to St.
Oswald's monastery there, of Newchurche
in the Isle of Wight, which belonged to
Beaulieu monastery, of Lymyngton,
Hants, which belonged to Christchurch
Twyneham, Hants, and of Buckelande,
Berks, which belonged to Edyngdon,
with all tithes and appurtenances in these
places and in Almondisbury Hill, Woodland,
Baggwoode, Petshawe, Henyton, le
Hey, Comptons, Over Cadybroke, Lee
Mershe and Over Compton, Glouc., and
in Appurley beside Longforde, Sperton,
and Westfeld, in co. city of Gloucester;
also 6s. a year out of the free chapel of
Tokyngton, a portion of tithes in Over
Compton and Le Mershe in tenure of Ric.
Burye, clk., chaplain of Tokyngton, and
3l. a year from the vicarage of Fyffhyde,
Dors., which belonged to St. Augustine's;
also the vicarages of the aforesaid
churches. Annual value of premises
belonging to St. Oswald's 18l. 6s. 4d.
To hold in frank almoign by rent of 33l.
6s. 8d. with profits since Annunciation
last, exempt hac vice from payment of first
fruits. Free of charges except the above
rent and 50s. a year to the lord of the
manor of Asseld for commons or mines
in Asshelworth, the fees of officers of the
foresaid manors, &c., 6s. 8d. to the rectory
of Fylton, 3s. 4d. to John Barkeley
for rent of a tithe barn in Kyngesweston,
22s. 5¾d. to the archd. of Bath for procurations
and synodals out of Portebury,
Tyckenam and Clevedon, 14s. 4d. to the
abp. and archd. of York out of Sawntehurst,
13s. 4d. to the dean and chapter of
Hereford out of Mynsterworth, 13s. 4d.
to the bp. and 9s. 1½d. to the archd. of
Winchester out of Newchurche, 6s. 8d. to
the bp. of Salisbury out of Bucklande,
all for procurations and synodals, also 6s.
8d. to the bp. of Salisbury for the indemnity
of Buckland church. Hampton
Court, 3 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 10, m.
20. Nich. Bacon and Hen. Asshefeld.
Licence to alienate the house and site
of the late Grey Friars of Babwell near
Bury St. Edmund's, Suff., with lands,
specified (some in tenure of Thos. Kynge),
in Forneham All Saints, Suff.; to Elizabeth
Coksall, of Forneham St. Martin's,
widow. Westm., 10 June. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 3.
21. Thos. Waterton, esquire. Annuity
of 10l. out of the manors of Bradley,
Snapethorpe, Lupset and Flamburgh and
all lands in Nutlandes, Kyrketon, Holme,
Dalton, Stanfylde, Longfylde, Hayley and
Westowe, Yorks., now in the King's
hands by the minority of Thos. s. and h.
of Robert Pilkington, dec.; with wardship
and marriage of the said heir.
Westm., 20 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
22. John Blyke, gentleman. Livery
of lands in England and Wales and the
marches as s. and h. of Peter Blyke,
dec., s. and h. of Humph. Blyke, dec.;
with profits from Michaelmas 29 Hen.
VIII. Greenwich, 17 May 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 9,
23. Commissions as justices of assize.
Eastern Circuit :—Sir Edw. Mountagu
and Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at
Oxford Circuit :—Sir Edm. Mervyn
and Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at
Home Circuit :—Sir John Baldewyn
and Sir Ric. Lyster.
Western Circuit :—Sir Thos. Willoughby
and Sir Humph. Broun, King's
serjeant at law. Westm., 12 June. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10d.
24. Commissions of oyer and terminer.
Eastern Circuit :—Sir Edw. Mountagu,
Thos. Bromeley, King's serjeant at law,
the mayor of Norwich, Sir Roger Townesend,
Sir Wm. Paston, Sir John Heydon,
Sir Geo. Somersett, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld,
Sir Robert Payton, Sir Giles Alyngton,
Sir Wm. Drury, Sir Robt. Dormer,
Sir Thos. Barnardeston, Sir John Seynt
John, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir Laur. Taylard,
Sir Thos. Elyott, Nich. Luke, Hen.
Bradshawe, Ric. Southwell, Edm. Wyndham,
Thos. Checheley, Robt. Holdiche,
Robt. Ap Rice, Thos. Hall, John Gascoign,
Paul Darrell, Thos. Danyell, Thos
Dunold, Robt. Drury, Robt. Crane, Thos.
Rudston, Geo. Gyfford, Nich. Hardyng,
Clement Higham and Thos. Fitzhugh.
12 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11,
25. Midland Circuit :—Sir Walt.
Luke, Wm. Whorwood, attorney general,
the mayors of Lincoln, Coventry, Leicester
and Nottingham, Sir Brian Stapleton,
Sir Edm. Knyghtley, Sir George Throkmerton,
Sir John Harryngton, Sir John
Markham, Sir Robt. Tyrwhytt, Sir Robt.
Husey, Sir John Villers, Edm. Molyneux
serjeant at law, Ant. Myssenden, serjeant
at law, Edw. Saunders, serjeant at law,
Ric. Catesby, John Grevyle, Fulk
Grevyle, Thos. Brudenell, Roland
Babyngton, Edw. Gryffen, Ant. Nevyle,
Edw. Sapcote, John Beamount and Robt
Chauntrell. Same date. Ibid.
26. Western Circuit :—Sir John lord
Russell, Great Admiral, Sir Thos. Willoughby,
Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant
at law, Sir Thos. Denys, Sir Ph.
Champernon, Sir John Horsey, Sir Ric.
Pollard, Sir John Chamond, Sir Thos.
Trenchard, Sir Wm. Godolphan, Sir
Hugh Trevanyon, Sir Thos. Arundell,
John Rowe, serjeant at law, John Harrys,
serjeant at law, the mayor of Exeter,
John Paulett, Barth. Fortescue, John
Stowell, Thos. Seyntawbyn, John Benham,
Robt. Vyvyan, Chas. Bulkeley,
Barth. Husey, Ric. Phillipps, Wm.
Thorpe, Humph. Prydeaux, Wm. Thornell,
John Norton, John Wyntershull,
Thos. Horner and Lewis Fortescue.
Same date. Ibid. m. 11d.
27. Thos. Cannar, S.T.B., King's
chaplain. Presentation to the rectory or
stewardry of the free chapel of St.
Nicholas of Stoke under Hamden, Bath
and Wells dioc., void by the resignation
of George Wollefeete, King's chaplain.
Hampton Court, 10 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 13 June.—P.S. Pat. p.
10, m. 27.
28. Sir Ric. Williams alias Crumwell,
one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber.
Grant of the enjoyment of the
following :—(1) A lease by Ric. Reynold,
Sir Thos. Kytson, Ric. Jerveys, and
Walt. Marsshe, wardens, and the Company
of Mercers of London, 1 May 26
Hen. VIII., to Thos. Cromwell, then
King's Secretary (with licence of John
late bp. of London), of two mansions,
&c., in Stebunhith, Midd., one of which
was late in tenure of Sir John Aleyn and
the other in that of Nich. Curlewes, and
afterwards of Wm. Gresham, with two
closes lately in the several tenures of Sir
John Aleyn and Robt. Studley; for 50
years at 46s. 8d. rent, for the first 10
years and 10 mks. rent for the remaining
40 years : (2) A lease by Ric. Layton,
clk., rector of Stebunhith, 8 May 29 Hen.
VIII., to Sir Thomas lord Cromwell and
Gregory his son and heir apparent, with
the assent of John late bp. of London
and the chapter of St. Paul's, of the rectory
of Stebunhith; for 80 years; at 20l.
rent : (3) A grant, 30 Hen. VIII., by
the same to the same, commuting all
rents and services due upon the preceding
lease for the payment of a red rose at St.
John Baptist's Day : (4) A grant by John
late bp. of London and the chapter of
St. Paul's, 24 May 30 Hen. VIII., to
Thos. lord Cromwell, Thos. Wriothesley,
and Hen. Polsted, of the next presentation
to the parish church of Stebunhith.
All which leases and grants are in the
King's hands by the attainder of the said
Thomas Cromwell late earl of Essex.
Hampton Court, 2 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p.
8, m. 5.
29. The College of St. John without
the walls of Chester. To continue under
the jurisdiction of the bishop of Coventry
and Lichfield, notwithstanding the erection
of the bishopric of Chester (by letters
patent dated Walden, 5 Aug. 33 Hen.
VIII.) and the annexation of the archdeaconry
of Chester (by the surrender
Wm. Knight, late archdeacon, and
Roland bp. of Coventry and Lichfield) to
that bishopric. Hampton Court, 12
June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
30. Nich. Sutton of Wylloughton,
Linc. Licence to alienate the manor of
Horstowe, Linc., to Wm. Kyddall.
Westm., 14 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 12, m. 4.
31. Ph. Hobby, gentleman of the
Privy Chamber, and Hugh Welshe. Pardon
for the alienation, without licence,
of the manor of Lyres Oclee, Heref.,
which Welshe lately acquired from
Hobby. Westm., 14 June. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 7.
32. John Berlyng, clerk. Presentation
to the rectory of Froyton, Canterbury
dioc., vice John Crayford, resigned.
Manor of Colyweston, 17 Oct. 33 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June 34 Hen.
VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 6.
33. Thos. Crofte, of Wigmore. Custody
of the body and rule of the estates
of Anne Harley, widow of John Harley
of Brampton Bryan, Heref., dec., as long
as she shall remain insane; with all
profits since Christmas 32 Hen. VIII.,
since which period she has been so.
Westm., 18 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 15 June 34 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
34. Bishopric of Bristol. Mandate to
the abp. of Canterbury to consecrate Paul
Busshe, S.T.B., King's chaplain, as
bishop of the new see of Bristol. Moore,
15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
16 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
Rymer, XIV. 753.
35. Roger More. Licence to alienate
his lands in Arnecote, Middelton and
Wendilbury, Oxon (except the woods
called Pryours Hill and Thornehill within
the purlieus of Barnewood), to John
Waterhouse of Bignell, Oxon. Westm.,
16 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m.
36. The treasurers and chamberlains
of the guild of Holy Trinity in the parish
church of Walden, Essex. Grant of an
annual fair at Walden the Friday after
the fourth Sunday in Lent and the three
following days, with a court of pie powder
presided over by them. (Pat. p.
4, m. 28.)
ii. Fiat for a similar grant, in fee, to
Sir Thomas Audeley, K.G., the Chancellor,
of two fairs annually at Great
Chesterford, Essex, the dates of which
are not given. Subscribed by Audeley.
Del. Westm., 16 June 34 Henry VIII.—
37. Sir George Griffith. Annuity of
10l. out of the manor of Hostrop and
lands in Hostrop, Willington, Baynton,
Driffild, Ulram, Ruston, Tibthorpe, Brigham,
Carethorpp and Wakefylde, Yorks.,
which belonged to Thos. Thorneholme,
dec., during the minority of John s. and
h. of the said Thomas; with wardship
and marriage of the said heir. Hampton
Court, 8 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 16 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m.
38. John Storye, a groom of the Chamber.
Licence to buy and export 300 qrs.
of wheat. Moore, 14 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 6,
m. 8. In English.
39. Ric. Andrewys and Leonard
Chamberleyne, of Woodstock, Oxon.
Grant (for 4,461l. 15s.) of monastic lands,
[*** In this abstract the names of the former
owners are put in italics.]
(1) A messuage and tenement with
a grain mill and a fulling mill
in Fresheford, Soms., and appurtenances
in Ladcombe, in Fresheford
parish, in tenure of Wm. Longe
and Mary his daughter, a meadow
called Fryerone Mede in tenure of Edw.
Longford, a messuage, &c., in tenure of
John Grey, and another in tenure of Ric.
Peers, all in Fresheford, Henton; (2) the
manor of Amewell Bury alias Russhin
alias Little Amewell Bury, Herts,
with appurtenances in Amwell and
Little Amwell and in Russhyn, Herts,
and tithes thereupon, Waltham, Essex;
(3) a close of pasture called Twyfordes
lying beside Twyfordes Bridge,
in Lenchewyke, Worc., Evesham;
(4) a farm called Frere Place
in North Hall, Harrowe and Greyneford,
Midd., with a barn and a
house called "a shepen" (sheep pen?),
St. Thomas of Acon, London, tenants
Henry, John and Ric. Turnor and Thos.
Turnor son of the said Henry; (5) the
manor of Wymley, Midd., with lands in
Wymley and Tokington and in the
parish of Harrow, Midd., and all lands
in Wymley, Tokington and Harrow late
in tenure of John Page, sen., and John
Page, jun., Kylborne nunnery, Midd.,
clear annual value 7l. 7s.; (6) a messuage,
&c., in Boylston, Derb., tenant John
Warde, Thurgarton; (7) the site and
chief messuage of the manor and farm
of Parva Risington, Glouc., tenant Wm.
Truby, Godstowe, Oxon; (8) an annual
rent of 60s. and service in Baldington,
Oxon, due from the tenement of John
Willman, with all the King's interest in
the said tenement, Shene; (9) the manor
of Farnynghoo, Ntht., and all lands in
tenure of John Abbot, Ric. Chamber,
John Huchyns, Hen. Woleston and Sir
Wm. Denton, in Farnynghoo, and an
annual rent of 4 mks. out of the church of
Farnynghoo, St. Mary de Pratis,
Leicester, together with the advowson of
the church of Farnynghoo; (10) the messuage,
farm and tenement in tenure of
— (blank) Bell in Stoke Talmage,
Oxon, Commandry of Sampford, Oxon,
and hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
in England; (11) the manor of Estecompton,
Berks, Wherwell, Hants; (12)
the manor of Sulham, Berks, with its
appurtenances in Sulham, Ingleffeld,
Tylehurst, Uston, Mighells Sulhampsted
and Burfeld, Berks, Goryng, Oxon,
clear annual value 6l. 9s. 4d.; (13) a
messuage, &c., tenant Humph. Reynolds,
in Yorle Street in the city of Coventry,
a cottage in Micheparkestrete there late
in tenure of Matth. Barbourne and afterwards
of the said Humphrey, and a little
close called Quarrell field late in tenure
of Nich. Lyttley and afterwards leased to
the said Humphrey, in Coventry,
Coventry cathedral; (14) a messuage, 9
cottages, &c., tenant Eliz. Warton,
widow, in Gosford Yatestrete, without
Coventry, Charterhouse near Coventry,
annual value 13s. 4d.; (15) a half virgate
of land, tenant John Curwen, in
Kymblecote and Walton, Leic., Chacombe
priory, Ntht., annual value 5s.,
also an orchard and lands, tenant Ric.
Curwyn, there, Soulbye, Ntht., and a
messuage, &c., tenant Henry Reynolds,
there, monastery of Pratis, Leicester;
(16) an annual rent of 7s. 6d. and service
in Kerysley, co. Coventry, due from the
tenement late of Roger Wygston there,
with the King's rights in the same, an
annual rent of 17s. 8d. and service in
Kerysley, due from the tenement of John
Proctor, messuages, &c., in the several
tenures of Thos. Marten, Thos. Bredon,
John Assheborn, John Bankes, jun., and
John Bakehouse in Kerysley, woods and
lands called Cokeshote grove, Bennetts
Lease, Pytensary grove, Strypegrove
Wood and Thevestoke in Kerysley and
Counden, co. Coventry and co. Warw.,
and all possessions of Coventry cathedral
in Kerysley, a close called Palmer's Close,
tenant Mich. Bolde, in Radford juxta
Whitemore, co. Coventry, crofts called
Hunyfeld and Quarrelles Croft there in
the same tenure, near the church of St.
Nicholas beside Radforde, a wood called
Calverley, tenant Hen. Waver, in Exall,
co. Coventry, lands in Counden, Warw.,
late in the several tenures of Guy Speke
and John Congleton and afterwards of
Roger Motte, tithes in Kerysley and
Counden, tenants Hen. Waver and
Katharine his wife, a messuage, &c., and
wood called Hall Hilles and land called
Highfelde, tenant John Plawsterer, in
Corley and Keresley, cos. Warw. and
Coventry, and all the possessions of
Coventry cathedral there, Coventry
cathedral; (17) the site and chief
messuage of the manor or rectory
of Wellowe, Soms., with the demesne
lands (specified) and 80 acres of
land and a wood called Hancliff in
Wellowe, tenant Wm. Croche, Cirencester;
(18) the chief messuage and site
of the manor of Langley, Soms., with its
appurtenances late in tenure of Nich.
Bayly and afterwards of Thos. Acourte
and Jane his wife and John and Thos.,
his sons, and the chapel of St. Algar in
Langley, Cirencester; (19) the farm
of Forstill alias Forstehill and the chief
messuage of the manor of Forstill, Oxon,
tenant Wm. Wilgose, and worth 21s. 4d.
a year, Chacombe, Ntht.; (20) the manor
of Templecope Manthorpe alias Copemanthorpe,
co. city of York, which
belonged to the preceptory of Ribstone,
Yorks., and to the hospital of St. John
of Jerusalem in England, with all possessions
of that preceptory in the several
tenures of Thos. Vavasour, the widow of
Thos. Conande and Ric. Vavasour, Thos.
Marshall, Thos. Bewike, Edw. Hogeson,
John Thrusshe and Ric. Hyllom in Copemanthorpe
and Templecopemanthorpe, a
wood called Roseparke alias Copemanthorpe
wood or coppice, and all appurtenances
of the said manor in the parish
of St. Mary de Busshophill and in Copemanthorpe,
Acastre Malbysshe, co. city of York,
Rybstone preceptory; (21) the messuage
and farm of Templehidon, Soms.,
Templecombe preceptory, Soms., hospital
of St. John, tenant John Thorne;
(22) the grange and messuage of Hullinghull
in Kingshill in Stoneley parish,
Warw., Stoneley, tenants Ric. and John
Hills, annual value 53s. 4d.; (23) rents
and services in Wynwyke, Ntht., i.e.,
2s. 3d. from lands of Thos. Pell, 6d.
from lands of Thos. Pell called Rabbesground,
and 3d. from a cottage of Jane
Rabbes, widow, with all the King's
interest in these premises, also the grange
of Wynwyke, tenant Thos. Pell, a cottage
in Wynwyke, same tenant, with certain
lands (specified), same tenant, in
Westhadden, Pypewell; (24) the manor
of Charwellton, Ntht., Thorney,
Camb.; (25) the house and site of the
late Black Friars in Yermouthe, Norf.,
with a garden there in tenure of John
Pilte which belonged to the same; (26)
three messuages called le Butts, Cokescombe
Lydwall and Birche Laundes in
the several tenures of John Rogers, jun.,
Thos. Acton and Ric. Wyat, in Rocheford
in Tenbury parish, Salop, Haughmond,
also the messuage, &c., called
Tirrells and lands called Foxhete, tenant
Thos. Acton, in Parva Sutton, Worc.,
Great Malvern; (27) tithes in Wilgreves
in the parish of Warrington, Lanc.,
tenant Ralph Cleyton, Shrewsbury
monastery; (28) a close, tenant Wm.
Rogers, in Fernecote, Glouc., preceptory
of Quenyngton, Glouc., and hospital of
St. John; (29) Bokendens grange in the
hamlet of Hurst in Stoneley parish,
Warw., tenant Wm. Cotton of Coventry,
mercer, annual value 66s. 8d., also one
half virgate of land, tenant Wm. Humfreye,
in Radwey, Warw., and Thedge
grange in Radwey and Radclyff, Warw.,
tenants Robt. Humfrey and Margaret his
wife and Wm. their son, annual value
53s. 4d., Stoneley; (30) the messuage,
&c., tenant Wm. Saunders, in
Coldeasshebye, Ntht., Catesbye, annual
value 6s. 8d.; (31) the messuage, &c.,
tenant Joan Janewaye, in Cotton under
Gillesburghe, Ntht., two messuages in
Nortofte and seven "lez les" in the fields
of Gillesburghe, tenant Joan Lyne, a
messuage with orchard, &c., tenant John
Goodale, in Welford, Ntht., and a piece
of land in Boseworth, Ntht., same
tenant, Soulbye; (32) a messuage, &c.,
tenant Wm. Screvyn, in Thurnebye,
Ntht., Delapre monastery, Ntht., value
8s.; (33) Thurnebye grange, and an
orchard, &c., tenants Simon Bellingham
and Cecily his wife, in Thurneby, and a
virgate of land there, tenant Robt. Bennet,
Soulbye; (34) the chief messuage
and demesne lands of the manor of Lamecote
alias Lambecote, Warw., tithes in
Nether Etington alias Nether Etingdon,
Warw., late in tenure of John Chapell
and afterwards of John Halforde, the site
and demesnes of the manor of Parva
Kyngton, Warw., and lands in Westcote,
Warw., late in tenure of John Knyght
and afterwards of Leonard Savage,
Kenelworth; (35) the reversions and
rents reserved on Crown leases (a) 10
Feb. 32 Hen. VIII., to Jas. Maperley of
Tatenhall, Staff., of pasture in Ecton pasture,
in Wetton, Staff. (fn. 11) , late in
tenure of Wm. Poyser, in Wetton,
Staff., with reservations, for 21
years, at 12s. rent, (b) 31 Oct. 30 Hen.
VIII., to the same, of the tithes of the
rectory of Wetton, for 21 years, at 8l. 6s.
8d. rent, Tutbury; (36) the messuage,
&c., formerly in tenure of Hugh Crateford,
clk., and afterwards of Mary Crateforde,
and now of Humph. Crateforde in
Horwell or Horewell, Worc., Little
Malvern, value 26s. 8d.; (37) all lands
in Gadesbye Freysbye and Gadby
alias Galbye, Leic., which belonged
to Trentham priory, Staff., value
13s 6d.; with all woods and profits
accruing on the premises in Wetton, Horwell,
Gadesbye Freysbye and Gadbye;
(38) a messuage, tenant Joan Markes,
widow, in Hudwyke within the lordship
of Dutton, Salop, Wenlock monastery;
(39) lands in the several tenures of Joan
Tompson, widow, Alice Wassheforde,
— (blank) Roo, Thos. Bryan and his
wife and Ric. Bell, John Lyttell, Wm.
Lane, John Ravon, Wm. Rogers, Ric.
Woodham, John Ede, John Eton, John
Hoggyns, Ric. Shakesepere, Isabella
Lewys, widow, Wm. Shakesepere, Ric.
Mason, Edm. Bayly, John Byrde, Ric.
Unde and his wife and Ric. Wherrett,
copyholders, in Wroxsall, Warw., a
messuage in Wroxsall, with orchard, &c.,
late in tenure of John Shakespere and
afterwards of Alice Taillour, a messuage
and garden in tenure of Miles Suyte alias
Sytte in Wroxsall and certain woods and
commons there (named), Wroxsall
monastery, value 10l. 11s. ½d.; (40) the
advowson of the rectory of Higham
Gobyon, Beds.; (41) the manor of Kenbury,
Devon, with appurtenances in Kenbury
and Exmyster, Devon, and a messuage,
&c., tenant Ric. Troke, in
Monkenlonde in Exmyster parish, St.
Nicholas' priory in Exeter, value 3l.
15s. 8d.; (42) a messuage, &c., tenant
John Mayson, in Stanley Pountlarge,
Glouc., Hayles, with the advowson of
Overswell rectory, Glouc.; (43) a mansion
and messuage called le Parsonage in
Huddersfelde, Yorks., and lands and
cottages in the several tenures of Rog.
Broke, Thos. Sykes, Ric. Horssall (cottage
called Sykehouse), Thos. Hemyngwey,
the chaplain of St. Mary's chantry
(a chamber beside the cemetery), and
Wm. Blakbourne (land and "le owteshott"
beside the cemetery), St. Oswald's
monastery; (44) all lands in Wyngfelde,
Pomburye, Fressheforde and Westwood,
Soms. and Wilts., and in Rowdehethe in
Wolverton, Soms., which belonged to
Keynsham monastery, Soms.; (45) messuages
in the several tenures of Robt.
Davys, Hen. Pawmer, Ric. Man, Wm.
Borrowes, Robt. Deneck, Ric. Parkar
and Marion Clariger, in Orilscote,
Warw., Witham; (46) a close called
Almerylease with a dovecot thereon, and
a garden and close called Waterhouse,
tenant John Stone, within the liberty of
Bristol, St. Augustine's beside Bristol;
(47) messuages, &c., in the several tenures
of Ric. Major, Thos. Smythe, and Ric.
Dwall in Lichebarrowe, Ntht., Canons
Assheby priory, value 50s., messuages,
&c., in Lichebarrowe in the several
tenures of Wm. Est and Alice his wife
and John and Emmote their children,
Robt. Fowles alias Smythe and Anne his
wife (late Ric. Jeffrey), and John Nele
and Agnes his wife (late John Tynnes),
annual value 4l. 16s., St. James'
monastery beside Northampton; (48) a
messuage, cottage, and lands, tenant
John Lucas, in Thurnebye, Ntht., Pipewell;
(49) a messuage, farm and place in
Westhadden, Ntht., tenants Thos. Wilson,
sen., and John and Thomas his sons,
and Joan wife of Thos Wilson, jun., and
John Wilson their son, Soulbye; (50)
the house and site of the late Carthusian
priory beside Coventry, with the church
and buildings, &c., and 2½ acres of
meadow beside Bynley Bridge in Bynley,
Warw., value 46s. 10½d.; (51) a messuage,
&c., tenant John Butler, in Nettilbed,
Oxon, Rewley, value 5s. 2d.; (52)
a cottage, &c., tenant John Skyrmote, in
Brokehampton in Neweton parish, Oxon,
Dorchester, value 10s.; (53) the rectory
of Waterperey, the chief messuage and
lands called "lez demeane landes" in
Thomley, Oxon, tithes in Waterperey
and Thomley, lands in Ledehall, Oxon,
tenant Sir John Browne, and a messuage,
&c., tenant Wm. Byrte, in Draycote,
Oxon, Osney, also a messuage, &c.,
tenant Ric. Madsey, in Wytham, Berks,
Rewley; (54) the messuage, &c., called
Juzacre, Dors., a messuage, in le Hyde
in Bothenhampton, Dors., and a messuage
at le Wyche in Bothenhampton,
parcels of the manor of Loders, Dors.,
and a water mill called Bothenhampton
mill beside Bryde Porte in Bothenhampton,
all in tenure of Marcella Yarde, late
wife of Wm. Larder, and Robt. Larder
her son, Syon, Midd.; (55) lands,
tenant John Pytt, in Brydge, Dors.,
Montague; (56) all possessions in
Upsterthill, Dors., of the late monastery
of Milton, Dors., with the advowson of
Sterthill rectory, Milton; (57) the manor
of Gamlinghay, Camb., tenant Thos.
Fitzhughe, Shene; (58) the chief messuage,
&c., tenant John Mynne, in St.
Botolph's parish beside Aldersgate, with
four messuages thereto adjacent, same
tenant, St. Bartholomew's priory,
Smithfield; (59) the reversion and rent
reserved on a Crown lease to Hen. Strangwayes,
12 March 32 Hen. VIII., of the
site and chief messuage of the manor or
late preceptory of Templecombe, Soms.,
and the demesne lands (specified), with
reservations, for 21 years, at 10l. 15s. 4d.
rent, also grant of the said site, &c., and
demesnes, with woods called Estwood
and Westwood in Templecombe and
Abbescombe, Hospital of St. John;
(60) the advowsons of Waterpery vicarage,
Oxon, and Corley church, Warw.,
and St. Michael's vicarage in St. Alban's,
and Radborne vicarage, Herts; (61) fourteen
messuages and lands and a meadow
called Brode meade in Fowntell Gifford,
Neprede and Fanehull (or Fernehull) in
Tysbury parish and Dunworthe hundred,
Wilts, tenants Wm. Burbaige and Joan
his wife and John their son, Witham,
with the advowson of Fowntell Gifford
rectory; (62) the reversion and rent
reserved on a Crown lease to Wm. Orrell,
gentleman of the Household, for 21 years,
of the manor of Canons, in Little Fraunsham,
Norf., with reservations, at 44s.
5½d. rent, also grant of the whole manor
of Canons with all rights, Westacre, and
the advowson of the rectory of Little
Fraunsham; (63) the house, gardens, &c.,
of the late White Friars of Norwich.
The premises are all granted with full
rights. To hold in fee simple to the said
Ric. Andrewys as one twentieth of a
knight's fee, by rents of (62) 3s. 8d., (1)
11s. 9½d., (2) 12s. 2½d., (3) 2s., (4) 13s.
8d., (5) 14s. 8½d., (6) 2s., (7) 4s., (8) 6s.,
(9 and 10) 31s. 3½d., (11) 25s. 1½d., (12)
12s. 11½d., (13, 14 and 15) 10s. 6d., (16)
25s. 8½d., (17) 5s. 10½d., (18) 8s. 8d.,
(19) 2s. 2d., (20) 28s. 4d., (21) 4s., (22)
5s. 4d., (23) 12s. 8d., (24) 13s. 4d., (25)
20d., (26) 3s. 8d., (27) 1½d., (28) 8d., (29)
5s. 4d., (30 and 31) 4s. 9½d., (32 and 33)
6s. 5d., (34) 8s. and 7s. 4d., (35) 14½d.
and 16s. 8d., (36) 2s. 8d., (37) 16½d., (38)
2s. 8d., (39) 21s. 11d., (40) not noticed,
(41) 7s. 7d., (42) 22d., (43) 4s. 1d., (44)
6s., (45) 13s. 6½d., (46) 5s. 4d., (47) 14s.
7½d., (48) 5s., (49) 4s., (50) 4s 8½d., (51)
6½d., (52) 12d., (53) 11s. 5½d., (54, 55 and
56) 26s. 9½d., (57) 2s., (58) 8s., (59) 21s.
6½d., (63) 4s., (61) 6s., (60) not noticed.
To hold free of other charges except
26s. 8d. a year fee of the bailiff of Copemanthorpe,
13s. 4d. yearly pension to
St. Bernard's College, Oxford, out of
Thedge grange, 20s. fee of the collector
of Wroxhall, 26s. 8d. yearly pension to
the vicar of Waterperey and 7s. 7¾d. to
the archd. of Oxford for procurations,
&c., 18d. a year to Sir Walt. Stoner and
his heirs for the lands in Netelbed, 8s. a
year to Sir Giles Capell for the lands in
Fraunsham, and the title and interest of
Thos. Fitzhughe in the lands in Gamlingaye.
Hampton Court, 7 June 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 17 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 4, m. 16.
40. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Aylesbury gaol. Sir Edw. Mountagu,
Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law,
Thos. Fitzhugh, and Ric. Mylward. (To
meet at Little Brikhill.)
Bedford Castle. The same.
Huntingdon Castle. The same.
Cambridge Castle. The same.
Bury St. Edmond's gaol. The same.
Norwich Castle. The same.
Oxford Castle. Sir Edm. Mervyn,
Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law,
Ric. Harper and Thos. Sutton.
Worcester Castle. The same.
Stafford gaol. The same.
Shrewsbury Castle. The same.
Hereford Castle. The same.
Gloucester Castle. The same.
Monmouth Castle. The same.
Guildford Castle. Sir John Baldewyn,
Sir Ric. Lyster, Ant. Broun and
John Byll. (To meet at Croydon.)
Lewes Castle. The same. (To meet at
Canterbury Castle. The same. (To
meet at Maidstone.)
Colchester Castle. The same. (To
meet at Great Dunmowe.)
Hertford Castle. The same.
Winchester Castle. Sir Thos. Willoughby,
Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant
at law, Nich. Rokewood and John
Dyer. (To meet at Andover.)
Fyssherton Anger gaol. The same.
(To meet at New Sarum.)
Dorchester gaol. The same.
Ilchester gaol. The same.
Exeter Castle. The same.
Launceston Castle. The same.
Northampton Castle. Sir Walt.
Luke, Wm. Whorwood, Attorney
General, John Jenour, and Ric. Jenour.
Warwick county gaol. The same.
Coventry city gaol. The same.
Leicester county gaol. The same.
Derby county gaol. The same.
Nottingham gaol. The same.
Nottingham town gaol. The same.
Lincoln Castle. The same.
Lincoln city gaol. The same.
Okeham gaol. The same. (To meet
York Castle. Sir Chr. Jenney, John
Hynde, King's serjeant at law, and Fras.
York city gaol. The same.
Newcastle upon Tyne gaol. The
Newcastle upon Tyne town gaol. The
Appleby Castle. The same.
Westm., 17 June. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 9d.
41. Stephen Sagar, clk., King's chaplain.
Licence of non-residence for four
years, during which time he is to reside
in the university of Oxford or of Cambridge.
More, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S.
42. Ric. Andrewes of Hayles, Glouc.,
and Leonard Chamberleyn of Woodstock,
Oxon. Licences to alienate :—(i.) The
manors of East Compton and Sulham,
Berks (see Grant 39 §§ 11 and 12), to Thos.
Burgoyn, Robt. Burgoyn and Barth. Burgoyn,
clk. Westm., 19 June. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
(ii.) The manor or late preceptory of
Templecombe with its possessions in
Templecombe and Abbessecombe, Soms.
(see Grant 39 § 59), to Ric. Duke, of
London. Westm., 19 June. Ibid. m.
43. Lionel Talmache (called "junior"
in a later clause), gent. Custody of the
lands in Barking, Saxmondham, Yoxford,
and Dunwich, Suff., which belonged
to John Morief, clk., dec., during the
minority of Ralph Morif, kinsman and
next heir of the said John Morif; with
wardship and marriage of the said heir.
Moore, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
44. Francis Cave, the King's servant.
To have the wardship and marriage of
Mary d. and h. of Edw. Assheton, dec.
Moore, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
45. Thos. Paston, one of the gentlemen
of the Privy Chamber. Grant, in
fee (in exchange for the manors of
Godalming, Surr., and Edgefelde and
Walsingham Magna, Norf., and annuities
of 33s. 4d. in Edgefelde, 26s. 8d. in
Walsingham Magna, 13s. 4d. out of the
rectory of Riburgh Parva, Norf., and 40s.
out of the rectory of Riburgh Magna,
Norf., with all appurtenances in
Godalming, Edgefelde, Walsingham
Magna, Lynne Regis, Riburgh Magna
and the city of Norwich; sold to the
Crown 20 April 33 Hen. VIII.), of the
manors or lordships of (1) Blofelde and
(2) Beighton alias Boighton alias Bayton,
which formerly belonged to the
bishopric of Norwich, the park and
meadows of Blofelde and a wood called
Northawe wood and all appurtenances of
the said manors in tenure of Leonard
Spencer, with all other appurtenances of
these manors in Birlingham St. Andrew's,
Lingwoode, Bucknam, Wickhampton,
Redeham, Hemlington, Halvergatt, Hadscoo,
Thorlton, Witton, Plomsted Parva,
Brayston, Upton, Birlingham St. Peter's,
Birlingham St. Edmund's, Hasingham,
Southwalsam, Langley, Strumpeshall
and Acley, Norf.; with the advowsons
of the churches of Blofelde and
Beighton; also (3) the lands in Thurleton,
Norf., called Kenesholme marsh, Stokeholme
marsh, Ennesmarsh, Laundry
marsh, Jennesholme marsh, Hurdow
marsh and Raveneshall marsh, which
belonged to the late monastery of Langley,
Norf., and are in tenure of Sir Wm.
Paston, father of the said Thomas.
Rents of (1) 4l., (2) 49s. 7d. and (3) 24s.;
free of charges except 14s. 6d. to the
collector of Beighton. Hampton Court,
13 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
20 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 23.
46. Ric. Andrewes and Leonard
Chamberlain. Licences to alienate :—
(i.) Lands in Wynwyke, Westhadden
and Charwellton, Ntht (see Grant 39 §§
23 and 24), to Thos. Andrewes. Westm.,
20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4,
(ii.) Lands in Lichebarro, Ntht.
(see Grant 39 § 47), to Thos.
and Robt. Malary. Westm., 20 June.
Ib. m. 8.
(iii.) The manor of Amewell Bury
(see Grant 39 § 2), to John Knyghton
of Aldebery, Herts, sen., and
Alice his wife and John Knyghton of
Aldebery, jun. Westm., 20 June. Ib.
p. 5, m. 18.
(iv.) The manor of Canons in Little
Fraunsham and lands in St. Botulph's
parish without Aldersgate (see Grant 39
§§ 58 and 62), to John Mynne
and Alice his wife. Westm., 20 June.
Ib. p. 11, m. 7.
47. John Latton and Wm. Daunce and
Sir John Longvyle, Arthur and Ric.
Longvyle. Pardon for the alienation of
a moiety of the manor of Kyngston Bagpuse
and lands in Kyngston Bagpuse and
Fyfeld, which Latton and Daunce
acquired from the Longvyles without
licence. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
48. George Harper. Licence to
alienate the house and site of the late
Friars Augustines in Canterbury, to Thos.
Colepeper alias Culpeper, of Bekysbourn,
Kent. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 10.
49. John Huddylston. Licence to
alienate a messuage, &c., in Tolshunt
Tregos alias Tolshunt Darcy, Essex, to
Thos. Darcy. Westm., 20 June. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 5.
50. Roger ap John ap Jevan, of Llanbettus,
in the lordship of Clon, marches
of Wales. Pardon for having received
John ap Jevan of Llanbettus, David ap
Meredith of Begyldy in Melenyth lordship
and Edw. ap Meredith ap Gitto of
Llanbettus, labourers, who had stolen a
bay horse worth 20s., owner unknown.
Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 6, m. 3.
51. John Smyth. Livery of lands as
s. and h. of John Smyth, of Cavendyshe,
Suff., dec. Del. Westm., 21 June 34
Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Wm.
lord St. John, J. Hynde and John
Sewster.) Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
52. Chr. Litcote, of Swallowfeld,
Berks, gentleman. Lease of a mansion
house with certain lands (specified) called
the Park of Swallowfeld, lately disparked;
for 60 years; at 6l. 12s. 9d. rent
for the first 21 years, and 11l. 4s. afterwards.
Manor of Leedis, 10 May 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June.—
P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 31.
53. Town of Boston. Confirmation
of the election of Nich. Robertson, as
mayor, and Ant. Robertson and Henry
Hood, as constables, of the staple of wool,
leather, woolfells and lead at the town of
St. Botolph, for one year. Westm., 22
June. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
54. Ric. Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain.
Licence to alienate the manor
of Kenbury and land in Exmyster, Devon
(see Grant 39 § 41), to John Southcot of
Bovytrast (sic), Devon. Westm., 22
June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 5.
55. Thos. Maryott. Lease of a messuage
with a close and 40 ac. 1 rood of
land adjoining in the common field of
Hemmyngforde Gray, Hunts, which
belonged to the late abbey of Woburn,
and came to the King by the attainder of
Robert the last abbot; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 26s. 8d. rent and
13s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 22 June
34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by
Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.)
56. Wm. Gryffeth, the King's servant.
Licence to keep a tennis play for the use
of strangers born out of the King's
dominions. (It appears that he has
lately, at great cost, re-edified a tennis
play in the parish of All Hallows the
Little in London and has made suit that
strangers may use it, which said suit does
not purpose that the King's own subjects
shall exercise any play of tennis there.)
Moore, 18 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
37. In English.
57. Commission of the peace.
Rutland :—Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer
Norfolk, President Suffolk, Russell,
keeper of the Privy Seal (sic), Thos.
earl of Rutland, J. bp. of Lincoln,
John lord Zouche, Sir Edw. Mountagu,
Sir Walt. Luke, Wm. Whorwood,
Attorney General, Sir John Haryngton,
Thos. Brudenell, Edw. Sapcote, Edw.
Gryffith, Edw. Warner, Ant. Colye, Ric.
Ogle, Hen. Dygby, Andrew Nowell, Wm.
Faunte and Ant. Broun. Westm., 22
June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m.
58. John Samweys. Lease of a tenement
and two watermills called Westmylles
in the lordship of Fordyngton,
parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, Dors.,
with lands, &c., and the multure of the
tenants of Fordyngton and the several
fishery there from Westlodegate to the
end of the close on the east side of the
same mill, formerly in tenure of Robt.
Samweys, father of the said John; for
21 years at 4l. present rent and 20s.
increase. Westm., 23 June. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 7.
59. Walt. Moyle, the King's servant.
Licence to buy and export 300 tuns of
beer. Hampton Court, 21 June 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 10, m. 7. In English.
60. Leonard Chamberleyn and Ric.
Andrewes. Licences to alienate :—
(i.) Huddersffeld parsonage in Yorks.,
with certain tenements there (see Grant 39
§ 43), to Wm. Rommesdon, of Longley,
Yorks., yeoman. Westm., 24 June.
Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
(ii.) The site, &c., of Parva Rysyngton,
Glouc. (see Grant 39 § 7), to Thos.
Wenman. Walden, 24 June. Ib. p. 4,
(iii.) Lands in Fresheford, Soms. (see
Grant 39 § 1), to Alex. Longford.
Walden, 24 June. Ib.
(iv.) Lands near Bristol (see Grant 39
§ 46), to John Wykes. Westm., 24 June.
Ib. m. 5.
61. Edm. Powell. Licence to alienate
the rectory of Evenley, Ntht., with
appurtenances in Astwyke and Evenley,
to Owen Oglethorp, clk. Westm., 24
June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m.
62. John Aubrey, page (garcio) of the
Crossbows. Lease of the farm of Luyde
in Yeovil parish, Soms., late of Sir John
Beconell, and in the King's hands by the
attainder of Ric. Whiting, last abbot of
Glastonbury; for 21 years from the
expiration of the tenure of Elizabeth Fitzjames
(under a lease made by Ric. late
abbot of Glastonbury, 1 Oct. 12 Hen.
VIII., to John Fitzjames, sen., then
King's attorney, and the said Elizabeth
his wife and John Fitzjames, jun., his
heir apparent, in survivorship, at 10l.
a year rent); at 10l. rent. Moore, 18
June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 36.
63. Lewis Guildeford. To have the
next void room of an almsman of the
foundation of Winchester Cathedral.
Hampton Court, 21 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Hampton Court, 24 June.—P.S.
Pat. p. 11, m. 22. In English.
64. Thos. Belle, the King's servant,
and Joan his wife. Grant, in fee, for
100l., of the pasture called Madley and
the grove of thorns therein in Lanthonye,
Glouc., two messuages in tenure of John
Hawkins, a messuage called "le Rotton
Rowe" in tenure of Joan Coke, widow,
and Thos. Massanger, and a messuage
called Mommothe Place, late in tenure of
John Carpenter, and afterwards of John
Grevis (and lying between the bridges),
all which messuages lie in St. Nicholas
parish, Gloucester. Rent 23s. 8½d.
Hampton Court, 24 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 June.—P.S. Pat. p.
10, m. 1.
65. John earl of Bath. Annuity of
20 mks. out of the manor of Bradforde
and lands in Gratton, Cawkington, Cherybeare,
Estvowoode, Westvowoode, Claycote
alias Poppeham, Thorne, Leystar,
Bowclif, Bedyforde, Alverdescott, Estcadworthie,
Stone and Exeter, which
belonged to John Gifforde, dec., during
the minority of Willemota d. and h. of
the said John; with wardship and marriage
of the said heiress. Moore, 14
June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
66. Mary Jefson, widow of Wm. Jefson,
dec. Annuity of 10l. out of the
vicarage or rectory of Froyle, Hants,
which belonged to the said William
during the minority of Wm. s. and h. of
the said William Jefson, dec.; with
wardship and marriage of the heir.
Hampton Court, 24 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 June.—P.S. Pat. p.
7, m. 36.
67. Robt. Charleton. To have the
wardship and marriage of Robert s. and
h. of Anth. Penycoke, dec. Moore, 13
June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26
June.—P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 7.
68. Wm. Gorfyn, John Cope and
Margery his wife, Thos. Andrewys and
Katharine his wife, Thos. Bowghton and
Margaret his wife. Livery of lands by
the Court of Wards; the said William,
Margery, Katharine and Margaret being
kinsfolk and next heirs of Lady Mary
Lysley, dec., sister and next heir of Nich.
Kyngston. Del. Westm., 26 June 34
Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Lord St.
John, J. Hynde, and John Sewster.)
Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
69. Jasper Worth, gentleman, late a
minor in the King's custody. Livery of
lands in England, Wales and the marches
and also in the town and marches of
Calais, as son and heir of Sewall Worth,
dec., and kinsman and heir of Cecilia
Worth, widow, dec, i.e., s. and h. of the
said Sewall, elder son of the said Cecilia;
also of the reversion of lands in
England which Isabella Stafford, late
wife of the said Sewall, and Leonard
Worth, brother of the said Sewall, hold
for term of lives; with profits from 23
Feb. 33 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 26
June 34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by
Lord St. John, J. Hynde, and John
Sewster.) Pat. p. 9, m. 16.
70. George Shetelworth. Lease of
the moiety of (1) a messuage and land
now in tenure of Wm. Shetelworth within
the manor of Whalley, Lanc., (2) the
moiety of a messuage and land now in
tenure of the said George there, and (3)
a house and garden, &c., in Clayton,
Lanc., in tenure of John Baron, all which
belonged to Whalley abbey, and came to
the King by the attainder of John last
abbot there; for 21 years; at rents of
26s. 1d., 26s. 1d., and 10s. Del.
Westm., 26 June 34 Henry VIII.—S.B.
(Subscribed by Daunce, Pollard and
Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
71. Wm. Crompp, clk., rector of Sandon,
Essex. Licence of non-residence, to
date from 1 Feb. last and continue during
the life of Lady Eliz. Gate, widow.
Westm., 21 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
26 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 24.
72. Sir Henry Isley, Humph. Evias
and Eliz. his wife. Pardon for the
alienation of the manor of Escall, Kent;
the said Evias and his wife having
alienated it to the said Isley, by fine,
without licence. Westm., 27 June. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 9.
73. John Smyth of London, innholder.
Lease of 3 fields (named), parcel
of the manor of Cutler in the
parish of Isseldon, Midd., in the
King's hands by the attainder of Giles
Heron; for 21 years; at 6l. rent. Del.
Westm., 27 June — (year omitted)
Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Daunce,
Pollard and Moyle). Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 10, m. 6.
74. Andrew Nowell, the King's servant.
To have the custody of the lands
in Wellesbore, Leic., to the value of 20
mks. a year, which belonged to John
Fowler, dec., during the minority of
Anne d. and h. of the said John; with
wardship and marriage of the said heiress.
More, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 27 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
75. Ric. Andrewys and Leonard Chamberleyn.
Licence to alienate lands in
Loders and Sterthill, Dors. (see Grant 39
§§ 54, 55 and 56), to John Hyde.
Westm., 28 June. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
76. Wm. Brereton, late the King's
ward. Livery of lands, as kinsman and
heir of Sir Wm. Brereton, dec., i.e., s.
and h. of Wm. Brereton, dec., son of the
said Sir William, viz. of lands in England,
Wales and the marches and in
Calais and its marches, and of the reversion
of lands in England held by Eleanor
late wife of the said Sir William, Anne
late wife of Wm. Brereton, dec., John son
of the said Sir William, and Andrew,
Edward, Arthur and John, sons of the
said William Brereton, dec., for life;
with profits from 16 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm. [28 June] 34 Hen. VIII.
—S.B. (Slightly injured. Signed by
St. John, Hynde and Sewster.) Pat. p.
9, m. 19.
77. John Wheler. Lease of the Lodge
and the Little Park of Stratfeld Mortymer,
Berks, parcel of the lands of the
late Queen Katharine, attainted; for 21
years; at 8l. 11s. 11d. rent and 8s. 1d.
increase. Del. Westm., 28 June 34
Henry VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
78. Archymbolde Barnard, born a subject
of the King of the French. Denization.
Del. Westm., 28 June 34 Henry
VIII.—S.B. (Endorsed "at Sir Thomas
Seymour's suit.") Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
79. Ric. Tyndall. Lease of a watermill
for corn and a mill called a "Giggemylle"
under one roof in Came and a
fulling mill under another roof there,
pasture called le Hame lying between the
mill pond and a close formerly in tenure
of Marg. Putley, a close called Dawhey
and a pasture beside the highway, called
Elylond, parcel of the lands called
Berkeleislands in co. Glouc., and late in
tenure of John Fynymore; for 21 years;
at 32s. rent and 2s. increase. Del.
Westm., 30 June 34 Henry VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
80. Francis Chorleton. Livery of
lands as kinsman and heir of Wm.
Chorleton, dec., without proof of age,
in England, Wales or Calais. Del.
Westm., 30 June 34 Henry VIII.—S.B.
(Signed by Lord St. John, Hynde and
Sewster. Injured.) Pat. p. 9, m. 9.