536. Adrien De Croy [Sieur De Roeulx] to Wallop.
Can make him no present at this time but three Spanish horses,
of which he sends one, which, although not of the youngest, can do a
good day's work. If any young Englishmen wish to make pastime of war,
with a gentleman [i.e., for their captain, see No. 541], the writer will
send money to Montoire or Auderwyck to pay them; provided they take
oath to the Emperor against all but their own country. The King
might withdraw them when he pleased. Bethune, 26 July 1542. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add.
537. Heresy at Coventry.
Precept to the sheriffs of Coventry by David Pole, clk., Chr.
Waren, mayor, Ric. Herryng, John Jett, Cuthb. Joynour, and Baldwin
Porter, justices, for the return of a grand jury at Coventry, 27 July
next, to inquire of heresies under the statute of Six Articles. Coventry,
10 July 34 Hen. VIII.
(2.) Jury panel of 24 names annexed.
(3.) Ten several indictments of Ric. Banwell, draper, Geo. Mathewe,
mercer, Alice wife of Ric, Banwell, John Pynnynge, draper, Ric. Maxfeild,
draper, and Thos. Rogers, cardmaker, for sayings at various
places and dates specified, such as "I had as lief be confessed to a post
as to a priest," or "I trust to live to see all priests to have wives, and I
am sorry that ever I said Our Lady's matins or Salve Regina, and I
trust to live till all crosses, chalices and other ornaments and jewels of
churches, of silver, shall be sold and put into coin, and none such to be
used in the Church," or "A priest cannot bring to me my Saviour and
Maker," or "Masters, what make you of the Sacrament of the altar or
how take you it? I do take it but as a flour, and I had as lief turn my
arse to it as my face."
A file of 12 small parchment documents.
538. Francis I. to Marillac.
Has received his of the 16th, relating his conversation with the
King of England upon what Francis wrote from Ligny. Although the
King of England commonly makes such complaints when he means to
remain friendly, Marillac must be on the alert; for it is reported that
the King of England has lately sent the abp. of Canterbury (fn. 1) in all haste
to the Emperor, and, he is already arrived at Toledo, and gone in post
to the Emperor at Monçon. Does not write to l'Aubespine, supposing
him already departed.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1. Headed : Argily, 27 July.
Poli Epp., III.,
539. Cardinal Cervini to Cardinal Pole.
Upon Pole's letter about Alessandro de Bologna, taken there
with two English youths on the 25th, questioned Messer Francesco
Casale, who said he knew nothing of Alessandro, except that he went
to England as a servant, with his brother the Cavaliere Casale, and
there took service with the King as a rider. The letter implied that
Alessandro was informed by his friends in Bologna that he was entitled
to certain money of the said Cavaliere, and he was coming to Rome for
it. He never commissioned him to bring English youths to Rome. Has
informed the Pope of the whole matter, who thinks Pole should keep
Alessandro in custody and examine him diligently. Rome, "a' xxvij."
Poli Epp., III.,
2. Information about the affair of the Englishmen, headed "A di 26
di Luglio del 1542."
At Viterbo, Alex. Bolognese and two English youths, who pretended
to be a merchant and his servants, all Flemings, were recognised as
English. Some of "our" servants recognised the said Alexander as
as an old servant of the King [of England], a horse rider (cavalcatore),
and in good position at that Court. Being discovered he confessed he
came from England on his own affairs, and had ordered the youths
to call him a merchant and themselves his Flemish servants. Although
the youths were separated from him they have persisted that their
master is a merchant, and that, although they have been with him in
London three years, they never knew him to be the King's servant or a
rider but a simple merchant. They are detained as to be suspected.
St. P. V., 205.
540. The Borders.
An instruction given to Sir Robt. Bowes, now sent to the East
and Middle Marches foranempst Scotland.
As, notwithstanding the late promise of the King of Scots' commissioners
that good rule should be kept on the Borders, outrages (described)
have been committed by the Scots immediately upon the departure of
the Commissioners, and the lord Maxwell has "slipped" two days of
truce, the King intends to send thither the earl of Rutland, Sir Robert
Bowes, and others, to whom Sir Robert has letters, with a convenient
force. As the Earl cannot be ready soon enough, Bowes is sent thither,
with diligence, to levy 600 men for the month 12 Aug. to 9 Sept., and
await the Earl's coming. On his way he shall instruct the Earl to
leave orders for raising 400 men to be ready to accompany him, and
meanwhile repair to the King for instructions; delivering the Earl
200l. for that purpose. Arriving at the Borders, he shall inform the
wardens that the King wishes them to be vigilant and to keep good
rule, unless the Scots attempt the contrary (in which case they shall
"have one shrewd turn for another"); which determination for good
rule he shall notify to lord Maxwell and the officers of Scotland. He
shall then cause John Heron and the pensioners and active men to be
in readness, and the Borderers to get their hay and corn into safe places.
He shall have good espial upon the Scots, especially whether they have
ships ready for sea. When he has been there four or five days, and
seen how things tend, he shall advertise the King.
Corrected draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 7. Endd. : "Sir Robert
Bowes instruccion, depeched apud Windsor, xxviijo Julii ao xxxiiijo,
to the Bordures with men."
541. Wallop to the Council.
This morning Mr. Wingfeld sent this gentleman, the bearer,
his petty captain, for advice whether to suffer Frenchmen as well
as Burgundians to pass the bulwark at Bowtes, being a highway from
Bredenerd to Calleis; for of late came a Frenchman, who said he was
going from Arde to Marke, to whom Burdecke, warden of the masons
there, said that way was no passage. The Frenchman thereupon
turned back, and passing through the Emperor's ground, adjoining the
turnpike by Bowtes, was taken by Burgundians. For that, and to show
the forwardness of that bulwark and other works in the Marresse, sends
bearer, Mr. Fostall, who has been very diligent in the oversight of
In the Emperor's camp beside Dist, are about 14,000 to oppose the
duke of Cleves, who will either march on Andwarpe, being within 4
or 5 days' journey, or else join the French army. All the French forces
on these frontiers repair towards Mons. de Vandosme. All from Arde
except the ordinary garrison are gone, yesterday, under De Torsey's
son. De Torsey said yesterday that there was a bruit of a truce procured
by the bp. of Rome. If the Turk's affairs proceed not so well as
the French king expects, he will, perhaps, considering how all his armies
are answered, make peace. The Emperor desires nothing more than
peace, and has forbidden any enterprise upon French ground, and restored
a booty of cattle lately taken, although he has taken order
against invasion by the French. This morning came a servant of the
Great Master with a letter (enclosed) (fn. 2) and a present of a goodly gennet.
In the letter he "once again required me to have certain Englishmen
with some gentleman to be their captain." Answered that at present
all here were in the King's wages; but if any others came who desired
to see the wars he should be informed. The servant's news was that
the prince of Orrenge has entered Andwarpe, the Regent being at
Macklen, fearing the Clevoiez, who are marching thither; that Mons.
d'Orleans is withdrawn from Luxemburghe and Mons. de Vandosme
encamped at St. Poll.
At 1 p.m. this day received theirs of the 26th, and at once went to
Calais, and was with the Council by 3 p.m., "and shall not fail, by God's
grace, to put order accordingly." Guisnes, 28 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
Harl. MS. (fn. 3) 78.
542. The Earl Of Surrey to the Council.
Although he has required the favour of each of them severally,
by his servant Pickering, and has as yet no other comfort than his folly
deserves, he renews his suit and begs them to impute this error to the
fury of reckless youth. When he so quickly sought for friendship and
deliverance, he forgot that a Prince offended has no redress upon his
subject but condign punishment. If he were again reconciled, this
punishment would prove a valuable experience. Meanwhile he begs
them to look into his past life, which is unstained by anything unbecoming
such a man as God and the King have made him. The pestilent
air of this noisome prison is likely to injure his health, and he begs them
to be suitors that the King may grant him favour and liberty, and he
hopes in the King's service to redubb this error. Is not the first young
man that has enterprised things he has afterwards repented.
Copy, pp. 2. Headed : The Earl of Surrey to the Lords of the Council
at such time as he was prisoner in the Tower. (fn. 4)
543. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Windsor, 29 July. Present : Southampton, Sussex,
Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Wingfield, Wriothesley.
Business :—Letter sent to Warden of the Fleet to bring the earl
of Surrey to Court on Saturday next.
[*** Next entry is 1 Aug.]
544. Cinque Ports.
Inquisition taken at Sandwich, Friday, 28 July 34 Hen. VIII.,
before John Monynges, lieutenant to Sir Thos. Cheyney, constable of
Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, by a jury (named); who
say that, 18 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII., a hoybark coming out of Selond laden
with wheat, brasell, iron, steel and other merchandise, on the 21st of
the same month, grounded upon Goodwyn sands, and two days after
the mariners of the coast going to it found only the stern posts and
keel, the goods floating on the sea 20 miles off or else sunk, which they
say is a wreck. In proof of which they allege four similar cases (described)
in the wardenship of Sir Edw. Poyninges and Sir Edw. Guldeforde,
which were held to be wrecks.
Latin and English. Parchment. Slightly injured and seals
2. Similar inquisition taken at Dover, 29 July 34 Hen. VIII., to the
English and Latin. Parchment. No seals.
545. Wallop to the Council.
Being at Calais yesterday with the Council, about provision of
hay and other things, was advertised by Thos. Pawlmer that Mons. de
Verven said, on Wednesday last, that this day or to-morrow he should
know whether to take us for friends or no, and if for enemies Guisnes
should repent it within 48 hours. Repaired hither and caused 60 to
watch and work outside the castle gate all night, as 40 or 50 do nightly,
because the gate is not yet covered, and the braies lie open and dry.
This night hopes to have the water about the castle. Thinks it time
to take heed, for this morning he learns that all the country lies full
of men of war, who repair not so fast to their camp as was thought; and
yesternight De Beez sent to Arde for 50 gunners to shoot great pieces.
Their enterprise is said to be for Turneham, but Wallop will take it
for Guisnes, and will this night begin taking into the castle nightly
Captains Pawlmer and Vaughan with 300 men, taking the Surveyor
in also, and piles sufficient to rampire the gate, and removing the
powder from between the gates to other towers, for the loops where it
lies must be used for defence of the gate, "being the place where the
treason should have been executed, as it is thought." The Frenchmen
say "We mistrusted a treason which was discovered;" which saying will
serve if they charge us with mistrusting them. Promises to render a
good account of the castle and keep. As for Purton's bulwark, the
Three Cornered bulwark and the bulwark beside the Mill, will put good
guard in them, but, in case any great army besiege them, they must
be in great danger for victuals and otherwise. Writes to the lord
Deputy to look to his charge, because the tower is fallen beside the
Yesterday received their letters, dated 23 July, of the coming of Mr.
Ponynges with 200 footmen. The rather he come the better. In
three days trusts to have the town "mawnded" round about, sufficient
for any course made with 4,000 or 5,000 men. Guisnes, Sunday (fn. 5) morning,
29 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd. : 29 July ao xxxiiijo.
Certificate by Nicolle le Villain, judge of the Admiralty at
Dieppe, that Thos. Haris, Wm. Haal, and 15 others named, Englishmen
were, on Friday last, brought into Dieppe by a little ship named
the Noyer, equipped for war, taken in a Flemish hoy on the coast of
England. They are set at liberty in accordance with the alliance with
England. Dieppe, Saturday, 29 July 1522 (sic).
French. Copy, p. 1.
St. P., IX. 98.
547. Christopher Mont to Henry VIII.
At Frankfort learnt that the forces of the duke of Saxony and
Landgrave were gone to besiege Molhausen, which was last year
seized by Henry, duke of Brunswick. The dispute between the duke
of Brunswick and the people of Goslar about a mine was by the
Emperor referred to Commissioners, but the Duke ignores them. This
rivalry between the Duke of Saxony and Landgrave, as captains of the
Protestants, and the dukes of Brunswick and Bavaria, as captains of
the Catholics, and aided by the Bishops, may involve all Germany in
war. The bp. of Mentz is raising soldiers, but whether to guard his
own diocese or assist Brunswick is uncertain.
Of the Turkish expedition is nothing worth telling; for the Imperial
forces are scarcely yet assembled. Ferdinand has not supplied the men
he promised at Spiers, and the Emperor charged the Marquis of Brandenburg
to attempt nothing until all the forces were there. Three days
ago Ferdinand came to Nürnberg to preside at the Diet, which is likely
to be very small. Francford, 29 July 1542.
Latin, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
548. The Late Abbey of Evesham.
Survey of the possessions of the late monastery of Evesham for
Philip Hobbey. An estimate of the value of the lands of Evesham
made for the grant to him of 30 July 34 Hen. VIII. The lands of
Powden and Offenham have been put in but cancelled, and the other
items are marked "pro Hoby" by Sir Ric. Riche, whose signature appears
at the end, together with a fragment of that of Robt. Burgoyn,
Fragment (?). Pp. 6.
St. P. IX., 100.
549. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote on the 8th inst. Letters from Constantinople of 24 June
certified the arrival of Polino, the French ambassador. Is told that
the Turk, in reply to Polino, refused to lend his navy to the French
king without hostage of one of the King's sons. It is thought that
navy will do nothing this year, and there is no mention of the Turk
going to Hungary, where he has sufficient men to defend Buda. Cannot
"perceive that the Christian host proceedeth with any great vigour
or celerity in this expedition of Hungary." It seems strange that
Ferdinando should leave his camp and go to Noremberg. About 10
days ago an ambassador from the Turk arrived here, demanding 100,000
ducats' recompense for certain ships of Barbarossa's taken a long time
past by Venetian galleys. The Venetians will do their best to satisfy
him. Lately 6,000 footmen came from Almain to Milan, where Guasto
has 20,000 men in wages. Leaving 4,000 horsemen in Piedmont, the
French will invade Navarre. Some think they will go to Savona and
some to Geane, but if the Turk move not the Frenchmen shall have
spent their money vainly, and the French king is spending 300,000 cr.
a month. Guasto is minded to take the field against Frenchmen in
Piedmont. Venise, 30 July 1542.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
550. Edmond Harvel to Wriothesley.
Has received his of 20 June, and perceives the King's pleasure
concerning Albanus, who is in Captain Polino's service and gone with
him to Constantinople. If he return hither, hopes to persuade him to
return into England, "specially being put in comfort of some honest
entertaining;" and if he refuse, will draw out of him, by some discreet
fashion, the affairs between the Turk and the French king. Mr. Bucler
has rejoiced Harvel by declaring Wriothesley's constant love. Venice,
30 July 1542.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
551. Cardinal Pole to Cardinal Cervine.
His servant the bearer can report what has been done against
the two Englishmen arrested with the Bolognese. (fn. 6) Sends them to
Rome, with their depositions and process, to be further examined.
Bearer can also report what has been done in the case of the Viterbesi.
The two culprits have appeared, and the truth shall be investigated.
Viterbo, 30 July 1542.
552. The Privy Council to Wallop.
The King has seen your sundry letters to us, as well those with
Barnard Grete and his wife as those containing occurrents, with the
desire of Mons. de Reulx and the declaration how the money sent to
Guisnes has been employed. His Majesty commands us to thank you
for your diligence. He sends now by Sir Ant. Knevet, knight porter
of Calais, for payments there, 7,900l. Besides 200 men sent already
by Sir Thomas Ponynges, who are paid up to 28 Aug., 500 are now
appointed thither, viz., 100 from my lord of Norfolk, my lord Chancellor,
the Earl of Oxford, the Chancellor of the Augmentations, and
Sir Ric. Long, respectively, with their captains and petty captains;
who shall be paid for a month at their shipping. Mr. Rous
must be informed and shall pay them hereafter. They are all
to be at your orders. You, with Ant. Rouse and the Surveyor, are
monthly to take musters of the 300 men lately sent to Calais, of
whom the lord Deputy has 200 and Mr. Wotton and Mr. Bray 100.
In like manner the lord Deputy, the Marshal, and the Comptroller of
Calais are appointed to take monthly musters of your 100 horsemen
and the 700 footmen at Guisnes.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 5. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Wallop,
ultimo Julii anno xxxiiijo.
Licence to Sir Ant. Knyvett, knight porter of Calais, to set up
a brew house at Calais, brew beer and ale for his own household there
"and otherwise," and retain as many servants in livery, denizens or
strangers, as he will. Windsor, 31 July 34 Hen. VIII. Signed at
Parchment. Seal gone. Endd. : Licence to brew, &c., and keep as
many servants, &c., "as he shall think meet for that purpose."
St. P., IX.
554. Paget to Henry VIII.
Received on the 22nd at Digeon, a letter from Henry to the
Admiral for the relief of his (Paget's) man, and another from the Council
describing the French ambassador's conference with Henry, with
command to ensue the same form of answer here. As criminal proceedings
here before the provost de l'hostel are very summary, and the
adversaries made hot suit through Madame d'Estampes to have his
man "trussed up," Paget went to the King, who had already heard of
the matter from the Admiral, and at once benignly granted what he
desired, so that he forbore to deliver the letter. Thanks and protestations
This King is waiting at Argilly upon the Sone, two days' journey
by water from hence, until his war provisions are past this town; when
he will go to Avignon, which he may easily do by water. He has sent
the Queen, Dolphiness and all the ladies to Bloyes, with all except the
principals of his privy band. Of the taking of Danvilly in Luzenbourg,
a place of little strength, and other doings in those quarters Henry will
have more trustworthy knowledge than can be got here. Mons.
Dorleauns has written to his father that he will show himself his son
and shortly render him the duchy of Luxembourg, but complaining of
the slack coming of the lanskneghtes provided by Count Guillaume and
other pensioners, who are only 5,000 or 6,000, instead of 12,000 or
15,000. Count Guillaume has been here, alleging the danger of the
proclamation throughout the Empire, and his own promise to serve
none but the Empire during the war against the Turk, and has returned
to Almain, leaving his cousin, the baron of Hadeck, to govern
the lanskneghtes here. His refusal, with the revolt of the Palatine
Wolfgang, want of money, and "slack coming on of money from the Turk
(if any come)" has "babbyshed" our enterprises; as the Imperials
have lanskneghtes enough for Nether Parts, Italy, and Spain, and the
Emperor has kept his credit, and can get money readier than we. Six
weeks ago, the Queen of Hungary received of the Fockers and Belgers
of the Nether Country 250,000 cr., and the Emperor has received in
Spain 600,000 cr., whereas we here have much ado to get any. Of this
town the house of Luke lends 100,000 fr., the house of Florence 200,000
fr., the house of Belgers 50,000 fr., and the French merchants 50,000 fr.,
this King giving for surety the Custom House here, and paying the
French merchants 10 per cent. and the strangers 16 per cent. Letters
are also sent to Paris for 200,000 cr., to Rowen for 200,000 fr., and to
every other city, county, and personage of estimation for loans. Pulciano
is gone out of Spain to Rome, contrary to his promise, at which
great expostulation is made by the Admiral to the Nuncio. I know
we here would have treated for all as we did for some, for on Sunday
week the Admiral and the Emperor's ambassador, by commission, concluded
a neutrality between Franche Countie and Bourgoy[ne], which
was first moved by the Admiral, and the Emperor has never moved
anything but the continuance of the truce, to which they give no ear,
publishing by sermons and letters that the truce is broken by the
Emperor's offence. Longevale and the bands of Cleve are passed, and
shall shortly join Mons. Dorleauns. On Thursday last the Emperor's
ambassador had leave to depart in post to Spain, sending his carriage
to his house in the Franch Countie. This King will be here to-night
or to-morrow, and, without tarrying, will march forward. The Dolphin
departed on the 21st, to be at Narbone on the 31st, when Danebault
shall be there with his Italians, Swiss, and lanskneghtes, which will
be far fewer than reported, so that Count Russy is sounding the drum
here and in the towns hereabout for more men. Within this fortnight
2,000 pioneers have passed hence, and 500 more are ready. On 10
Aug. the whole army for Spain is to advance towards Saulses, an
almost impregnable stronghold of the Emperor's, by which they must
pass within gunshot or else climb the Montayns Pyreneys. Describes
the position of the town which "in the French carte" is written Salles.
Proclamation has been made in Bourgoyn for carrying victuals into
Languedoc, which is easily done by the rivers Sone and Rhone. The
Chancellor and Card. of Turnon are proclaimed lieutenants on this side
Paris. The Emperor lies at Monson, near Barcelona, and hastens
galleys to Genes, for 8,000 Spaniards and Almains, whom Guasto has
ready to send. Some of the galleys took a Turkish galleot issuing out
of Aigues Mortes wherein were 60 Turks and 40 Christians. Guasto,
who hitherto has prepared against invasion, is now appointed to invade,
and is wasting the country of Piedmont, but not assaulting the towns,
and intends to enter Provence as soon as the siege is before Saulses.
He has all the best captains of Italy and 18,000 foot, besides those he
sends to Spain; as Langey has written hither.
The Bishop of Rome is besieging Signor Petro Maria Conte de Santo
Secondo in Santo Secondo, to the displeasure of this King, whose servant
he is, and who has written to the Bishop to "levye" the siege. To
gratify the Emperor, the Bishop has banished from his dominions all
Florentine exiles. The king of Cuke, a vassal of the Emperor's in
Barbary, has defeated the Algerians, and asks aid of the Emperor to
take Algiers. The Danes have taken certain hulks of the Hollanders
bound to Spain with wheat. The Swedens are all gone hence, and the
Queen of Sweden's brother, here called the prince of Sweden, is looked
for again shortly. The gentlewoman of whom he is amorous is Mdlle.
There have lately been in Ireland two Spanish friars, (fn. 7) sent by the
Bishop of Rome to practise with O'Nell and O'Donell. They passed
through Scotland with letters of commendation to the king of Scots,
who gave them instructions for O'Nell, and promise of aid, and sent
with them the brother of the bp. of the Isles, (fn. 8) who lies at Conkile, between
Scotland and Ireland. The said Spaniards and the Bishop's
brother arrived here two days ago, on their return; and, being arrested
for spies, confessed to the lieutenant of this town that they did no good
because the Scottish king kept not his promise. The Bishop's brother
says his brother sent him to Rome to receive instructions there, and that
if Henry makes any business with France, the Scottish king will
straight molest him. Wrote once before that the Cardinal of Scotland
was going home. He has now taken leave, and ships are prepared for
him at Dieppe. At his departing he had long and earnest conferences
both with the French king and Admiral. They long for Laubeespine's
answer, for they have Henry in great jealousy for practising with the
Emperor, and sent Laubeespine only to "decipher" him. Every man
who comes to Paget is sore suspected. Lyons, 31 July. Signed.
Pp. 10, partly in cipher. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
2. Letter-book copy of the preceding, in the hand of Paget's clerk,
with the passages in cipher deciphered.
3. Contemporary decipher of the ciphered portion of the above.
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3.
555. Trade With France.
Contemporary translation of an order by Francis I. to the lords
Bryon, High Admiral, and Barbezieux, High Seneschal of Guienne
(made at the suit of the merchants of Bordeaux, because an Act has
been made in England, about two years past, contrary to the treaty
of peace between the realms, that no person import merchandise into
England except in English ships, of which the master mariners are
mostly English, whereby many French merchants are ruined), to make
proclamation everywhere that no merchandise be brought out of England
into France except in French ships, of which the masters and most
of the mariners are French; so long as the Act made in England endures.
556. Grants in July 1542.
1. Nich. Fortescue and Katharine his
wife. Grant, in tail male to the said
Nich., of the reversion and rent reserved
upon a Crown lease, made 1 April 33
Hen. VIII., to Thos. Broke, of the messuage
or chapel of St. Giles, Warw., for
21 years, at 45s. rent; also the site of the
late priory of Cokehill, Worc., with lands
(specified and tenants named) in Cokehill,
Morton Underhill. Thorneden, Clodshawe
alias Clodsall in Inkebarrowe
parish, the city of Worcester, and Astewedde
in Fekenham parish, Worc.; in
Spernall parish, Warw.; in Morton
Bagott, Churchelenche, and Alcestre,
Worc.; in Bydforde, Warw.; in
Cundicote and Campden, Glouc.; and
in Westhude and Keampley, Heref.; all
which premises belonged to Cokehill
priory. Rent 37s. 9½d. Hampton
Court, 30 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del
Westm., 1 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1. m. 32.
2. Thos. Eden. Licence to alienate
the manor of Highall, in Horningsey,
Camb., to Thos. Wyllet. Westm., 1
July. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 5.
3. Ralph Brereton, late a ward in the
King's custody. Livery of lands as son
and heir of Sir Ralph Brereton, dec., in
England, Wales and Calais; with the
reversion of lands held by Eleanor
Brereton, widow, late wife of Sir Ralph,
grandfather of the said Ralph, Isabella
late wife of Sir Ralph father of the said
Ralph, and Roger, Urinus and Robert
Brereton, for term of life. With profits
from 22 March 33 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 1 July 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
(Signed by Lord St. John, Hynde,
Sewster and T. Nevyle.) Pat. p. 9, m.
4. Henry Russell, clk., rector of
Agmundisham, Linc, dioc., and Hasulbere,
Sarum dioc. Licence to hold one
other benefice in addition to the above.
Hampton Court, 27 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 1 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 3,
5. George Ford, a minor in the King's
hands. Livery of lands, as s. and h. of
John Ford, dec., in England, Wales,
Calais and the marches, with reversion
of such lands as Joan Ford, widow, late
wife of the said Joan, now holds, as her
jointure, for life. Del. Westm., 3 July
34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Lord
St. John, Hynde and Sewster.) Pat.
p. 9, m. 8.
6. Sir Edm. Peckham, of Denham,
Bucks. Licence to alienate the manor
and rectory of Wedon Pynkney alias
Loveswedon, Ntht., with appurtenances
in Wedon and Weston, Ntht., and a portion
of tithes out of the manor or lordship
of Wapneham and Aschewell, Ntht., and
the advowson of Wedon church, to Ric.
Benett, clk., and Ric. Hutton, clk., to
the use of the said Sir Edmund for life
and, after his death, to the use of Robt.
Peckham and Mary his wife, and the
heirs of the body of the said Robert, with
remainder to the right heirs of the said
Edmund. Westm., 4 July. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4. m. 5.
7. Wm. Clopton. Livery of lands as
s. and h. of John Clopton, esq., dec., in
England, Wales and the marches, and in
Calais and its marches. Also of the
reversion of lands which Ric. Clopton
holds for life. With profits since Mich.
33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 July 34
Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Signed by St. John,
Hynde, and Sewster.) Pat. p. 1, m.
8. Ant. Smvth. Lease of the farm of
Kepwyk in Worton, in the lordship of
Middleham, Yorks., late in tenure of Jas.
and Chr. Thompson and Christiana Jake,
parcel of the lands assigned by Parliament
for the pay of the garrison of Berwick;
for 21 years, at 14l. rent. Hampton
Court, 1 July 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 4 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m.
9. John Warde. Lease of divers
shops and "shamell.," parcel of the possessions
of Middleham, Yorks., and also
toll of the market and toll of the two
fairs there and stallage there, and also a
farm there called Shewvng farm; for 21
years; at 54s. 10d. rent and 5s. 2d. new
approved. Del. Westm., 5 July 34
Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Daunce,
Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 3, m. 22.
10. Ric. Martyn. Livery of lands, as
son and heir of Roger Martyn, esq., dec.,
in England, Wales and the marches.
Del. Westm., 6 July 34 Henry VIII.—
S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John,
Hynde and Sewster.) Pat. p. 1, m. 3.
11. Ric. Andrewes and Leonard Chamberlain.
Licences to alienate :—
(i.) The manor of Wymley, Midd., &c.
(No. 443 (39 § 5)); to Ric. Page.
Westm., 7 July. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 2.
(ii.) Frere Place (No. 443 (39 § 4)); to
John Thornton of Northall. Westm, 7
(iii.) A messuage in Boilston, Derb.
(No. 443 (39 § 6)); to Wm. Cowper.
Westm., 7 July. Ib.
12. Leonard Chamberleyn and Ric.
Andrewes. Licences to alienate :—
(i.) Lands (tenants named) in Radway
and Ratcliff, Warw. (No. 443 (39 § 29));
and in Orilscote, Warw. (No. 443 (39 §
45)); to John Lecke of Astrop, Ntht.,
yeoman, and Edw. Leke, his son.
Westm., 8 July. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
(ii.) Lands (named and tenants named)
in Rocheforde in Tenby parish. Salop,
and in Parva Sutton, Worc. (No. 443
(39 § 26)); to Thos. Acton. Westm., 8
July. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
(iii.) The grange and messuage called
Hullynghull Graunge in Stoneley,
Warw. (No. 443 (39 § 22)); to Thos.
Gregory. Westm., 8 July. Pat. p. 3,
13. Robt. Skern. Livery of lands,
without proof of age, as s. and h. of
Edmond Skern, dec., in England and
Wales; and of reversion of lands held
by Dorothy Skern, widow, late wife of
the said Edmund, as jointure, for life.
Westm., 6 Feb. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. 8
July 34 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 9,
14. Edm. Brudenell and Agnes his
wife. Livery of lands in right of the
said Agnes d. and h. of John Bussyar,
dec., viz. :—The lordships or manors of
Hougham alias Hagham, Marston, Scotton
and Maunton, Linc., Northwynkefeld
and Morton, Derb., and Thystelton,
Rutl., with all appurtenances in Hougham,
Syston, Ryngstorp, Suswath,
Asseby, Cletham, Wydnes, Scotton.
Malmeton and Kymnalfrey, Linc., North
and South Wynkefeld and Morton, Derb.,
Thistelton, Rutl., and in a burgage in
the city of Lincoln. Del. Westm. [8
July.]—S.B. (Injured and date lost.
Signed by St. John, Hynde and
Sewster.) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 9,
15. Eliz. Mustchamp, widow, servant
to Prince Edward. Annuity of 6l. 13s.
4d. for life. Hampton Court, 23 June
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
16. Ric. Venablez, gent., one of the
King's serjeants at arms. Lease of a
tenement and land in Warford Parva and
Tetton, Chesh., in tenure of Ralph Blakeshawe,
and tenements in the several
tenures of George Grafty, Jas. Rigeway,
Ralph Bradforth, Jas. Backester, John
Stretyll (with watermill), and John
Fythean, in Tetton (with reservations),
late belonging to Wm. Leghe, attainted;
for 21 years; at rents of 57s. 4d., 22s.,
15s., 12s., 10s., 30s., and 33s. 4d.,
respectively, and 7s. increase. Del.
Walden, 10 July 34 Henry VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 3, m. 18.
17. Ric. Candishe, comptroller of the
King's "water works" at Dover.
Licence to buy and export 500 tuns of
been. Hampton Court, 9 July 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 15 July.—P.S.
Pat. p. 6, m. 2. In English.
18. Wm. Moote, clk., King's chaplain.
Presentation to the parish church
of St. Mary the Virgin in Calais,
Therouenne dioc., vice Wm. Chamberlayn,
resigned. Addressed to the abp.
of Canterbury. Hampton Court, 27
June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 16
July.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 33.
19. Ant. Lysle, clk., M.A. Presentation
to the perpetual rectory of St.
Peter of Bonings, in the marches of
Calais, in the jurisdiction of the abp. of
Canterbury, vice Wm. Moote, King's
Chaplain, resigned. Hampton Court, 8
July 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 16
July.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 33.
20. Commission of the peace.
West Riding, Yorks.—Chancellor
Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President
Suffolk, Privy Seal Russell (sic). C. bp. of
Durham, Ralph earl of Westmoreland.
Fras. earl of Shrewsbury. Thos. earl of
Rutland, R. bp. of Llandaff, Wm. lord
Dacre of Gillesland. John lord Scrope of
Bolton, Sir Ric. Lyster, John Hynde,
King's serjeant at law, Edm. Molyneux,
King's serjeant at law. Thos. Magnus,
clk., Sir Ric. Longe, Sir Marm. Constable,
sen., Sir Wm. Evers, Sir Thos.
Tempeste. Sir Wm. Gascoign, Sir Thos.
Wentworth, Sir Thos. Clyfford, Sir
Ralph Ellerker, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir
Wm. Myddelton. Sir Robt. Nevell, Sir
Wm. Malyverey. Sir George Lawson, Sir
Wm. Copley, Sir Henry Everyngham,
Sir Chr. Danby, Sir Robt. Bowes, Sir
Marm. Tunstall. Sir John Dawnev, Sir
Wm. Malorv, Sir John Wentworth. Sir
Gervase Clyfton, Sir Wm. Gascoign. jun.
Thos. Fayerfax, serjeant at law, Michael
Stanhon, John Uvedale. John Norton,
Wm. Babthorp, Ric. Redmavn, Robt.
Chaloner, John Anne. Thos. Wentworth
of Wentworth, Wm. Hungate. sen., Fras.
Frobyser. Roger Malett of Normanton,
Thos. Gryce. John Lambert, Thos.
Grene, John Pekke, Chas. Jakson. Ant.
Awmond. John Gascoign, Wm. Vavasour'
of Heswilwood, Wm. Skrympshere. John
Wakefeld. Hen. Rychar. Hugh Wyrall,
Wm. Tankerd, Thos. Waterton, Thos.
Wydreff, Thos. Gargrave, John Tempeste,
Leonard Bekwyth, Arthur Key,
Thos. Raynold, Robt. Swyfte of Sheffeld
and Thos. Draxe. Walden, 17 July.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 3d.
21. The mayor, bailiffs and commonalty
of Coventry. Grant, for 1,378l.
10s., of the reversion and rent reserved
upon a Crown lease, 20 Feb. 31 Hen.
VIII., to Hen. Over, of gardens called the
Great and Little Orchards, and ponds
called Swannespole and Newpole in
Coventry, which belonged to the late
Cathedral priory of Coventry; for 21
years, at 4l. 14s. 4d.; annuities of 2s.
from Hen. Over, 8s. from John Sewall,
2s. 8d. from John Crampe, 2s.
from Wm. Sterkey, 16d. from
Thos. Saunders, and 2s. 8d. from
the churchwardens of Holy Trinity in
Coventry, for lands in Counden, Warw.;
also the messuage called the Motehouse
in Counden, closes, &c. (specified) in
Counden in tenure of Mich. Bolde and
Simon Parker; a messuage in Counden,
late in tenure of John Congleton and
afterwards leased to Wm. Egerton; a
grove of wood in Radford in Holy
Trinity parish, Coventry, in tenure of
John Yerdley; lands in the several
tenures of Wm. Kelingworthe, Barth.
Ryley, Jas. Rogers and Wm. Alikoke in
Radford, with other lands, specified, in
Radford, and a water-mill there; a messuage
in tenure of David Povey in Stoke
Bygeing in Coventry and a rent there of
16s. 8d. from the mayor and bailiffs of
Coventry, lands in tenure of Thos. Dudley
and Thos. Birde in Bigging alias
Stoke Bigeing, and of Humph. Randall
and Joan his wife there; fields (named)
in tenure of John Todde and Joan his
wife, and Richard their son, and Agnes
and Margaret Todde their daughters, in
the parishes of Holy Trinity and St.
Michael and in Stoke, also lands there
late in tenure of Wm. Marler and
afterwards leased to Thos. Napton;
pasture called Windmill fields and
tenements called Sponne Calcey
near St. James' Chapel and other
lands (named) in tenure of Guy
Speke; messuages, &c. (specified), in
tenure of Thos. Whyte (formerly of Thos.
Woodehowse), Wm. Kenelworthe, Hen.
Saunders, Roger Hodnet, John Castell,
John Joyner, Chr. Warren, Thos. Bruer,
Thos. Bustard, Wm. Saunders and Ric.
Preste, in Coventry; Hawkesbury farm
and wood in the parish of Sowe in co.
Coventry, the chief messuage with the
moat in tenure of Thos. Dean and Margery
his wife and John their son in Sowe
parish, with all other lands in their
tenure in Sowe, Folxhull and Wyken in
co. Coventry; a messuage in tenure of
John Ratcliff in Sowe, and all other lands
leased to him, 4 May 30 Hen. VIII., in
Clare and Sowe; and lands (specified) in
tenure of Simon Parker, Ric. Preste and
Wm. Brecknocke, in Holy Trinity
parish; all which premises belonged to
the late Cathedral priory of Coventry.
Also the house and site of the late
Friars Minors in Coventry.
Rent of 7l. 13s. 2d.; free of charges
except an annuity of 20s. to Wm. Allicocke,
bailiff and rent collector in Old
Fillingley, Kerseley and Counden, Warw.
Guildford, 22 July 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
29 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 1.
22. George Throkmerton, of Derehurst,
Glouc. Grant, in fee (in exchange
for the manor of Whyte Waltham,
Berks., and lands in Whyte Waltham,
Shottesbroke, Binfeld and Lawrence
Waltham, Berks., and for 89l. 6s. 8d.),
of the house and site and demesnes of the
late priory or cell of Derehurst, Glouc.,
which belonged to the late monastery of
Tewkesbury, Glouc., the manor and rectory
of Derehurst with their appurtenances
in Derehurst and Ligh, Glouc.,
the messuage in tenure of Adam Aphowell
in the city of Gloucester and all possessions
of the cell of Derehurst in Ligh,
Glouc., all which premises belonged to
Derehurst; also the advowson of the
vicarage of Bradwell, Oxon, which
belonged to the hospital of St. John of
Jerusalem in England. Assher, 13 July
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 20 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 15.
23. George Hawe. Reversion of the
office called "appositor forinc' Sccii" or
"appositor for' extract' in Sccio"
(foreign apposer of the Exchequer) now
held by Thos. Pymme. Westm., 11
July 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 20
July.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 22.
24. Thos. Yonge, clk. Appointment
to the free chapel or parish church of
Hoggeston, Pemb., St. David's dioc.,
void by death and in the King's presentation
for this time by the attainder of
Lady Katharine Countess of Bridgewater,
one of the patrons. Guildford, 21 July
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 23 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 33.
25. The free grammar school of Henry
VIII. at Burgevenny. Foundation (for
the better education of the King's subjects
in co. Monmouth) with a master at
a salary of 13l. 6s. 8d. and an undermaster
(ypodidascalus) at 6l. 13s. 8d.;
Nich. Oldysworthye, M.A., to be master.
Also grant to the town of Burgevenny of
the tithes of the rectory of St. Michael of
Kylcorney, Llandaff dioc., in tenure of
Wm. Herbert and Lewis Jones, which
belonged to the suppressed priory of Burgevenny,
of Llandewy Rothergh, Llan.
dioc., in tenure of John ap Powell, of
Llanellen, Llan. dioc., in tenure of Wm.
Goughe, of Llanthewy Skredde, Llan.
dioc., in tenure of John Lawrence, of
Bringwine, Llan. dioc., in tenure of Ant.
Dey, of Llanwenarthe, Llan. dioc., in
tenure of Thos. Petts; all which belonged
to the suppressed priory of Burgevenny;
and tithes of Bedgeworth, Glouc., in
tenure of Chr. Woodwell, clk., and Anth.
Welles, which belonged to the late priory
of Uske, Monm.; to hold as one-fortieth
of a knight's fee at 40s. rent : and out of
these tithes the salaries of the master and
under-master are to be paid by the town.
On every vacancy of the mastership, the
bailiffs of the town and the vicar of the
parish church for the time being, or the
bailiffs alone if the vicarage be vacant,
shall elect a master. This grant to be
forfeited if the master and under-master
are not paid their salaries; and provision
made for depriving the master if he
neglect his office. Form of prayers for
the King and Prince Edward, to be said
daily, set out. Assher, 13 July 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Walden, 24 July.—P.S.
(mutilated). Pat. p. 4, m. 14 (stained).
26. Sir John Cornwaleys. Grant, in
tail male, of the reversion and rent
reserved upon a Crown lease, made 1 June
32 Hen. VIII., to John Aldeham, of the
grange or manor of Tytteshall alias
Tyvettishall, Norf., with pasture there
called the Park, two closes, a pightell
called Cattescroft and a close called the
Lawnde, for 21 vears at 15l. rent; also
a pasture called Highwood and all appurtenances
of the manor in Tytteshall,
Dekylburgh, Shympling, Multon, Pulham,
Gyssyng and Wacton, Norf.; also
the advowson of the rectory of St. Mary
and St. Margaret in Tytteshall; all which
belonged to Bury St. Edmund's abbey,
Suff. Assher, 12 July 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Walden, 24 July.—P.S. Pat. p.
6, m. 22.
27. Edw. earl of Hertford. Grant, in
fee (in exchange for the rectories of
Abbotts Ile, Ilmyster, Meryett, Ilcombe,
Horton, Somerton, Fyffehed, Myddelney,
Moreton and Drayton, Soms., 20s. a year
out of Somerton vicarage, the tithes of
the demesne lands of the manor of Weston,
Soms., and lands in Great Marlow,
Bucks., lately sold to the King, and for
402l. 5s. 7d.), of (1) the reversion and
rent reserved upon a Crown lease, 6 Oct
28 Hen. VIII., to John Grenefeld, serjeant
at arms, of the house and site of
the late priory of Tywardreth, Cornw.,
with lands called Corogett and the
grange of Trenante, for 21 years at
9l. 9s. 4d.; also all the demesne lands of
Tywardreth, the foresaid grange of
Trenante in Foy parish, the manor of
Tywardreth, and the advowson of the
vicarage there, all which premises
belonged to Tywardreth priory;
(2) the manor of Yng at Stone,
Essex, the advowson of the rectory
of Gynge Hospitall, Essex, and all
appurtenances in Yng at Stone, Gynge
Freren, Gynge Hospitall and Gynge
Abbesse, which belonged to the hospital
of St. John of Jerusalem; (3) the mano
of More Abbesse and More Malwyn
Hants., which belonged to Romsey
abbey, Hants.; (4) the manor of Loke
ridge, Wilts., and lands (named) in
tenure of John White in Putteshall Lane
in Myldenall parish, Wilts., which
belonged to St. Margaret's priory beside
Marleborough, Wilts.; (5) the manor of
Kentbury Eyton, Berks., which belonged
to Nonne Eton priory, Warw.; and (6)
the manor of Wynterbourne Monketon
Wilts., which belonged to Glastonbury
abbey, Soms. Rents of (1) 9s. 8d. for the
site and demesnes and 9s. 4d. for the
grange, and 28s. 6d. for the other possessions,
(2) 56s. 8d, (3) 46s., (4) 6s. 1¼d.
for the manor and 3s. for the rest, (5) 58s.
7½d., and (6) 53s. 4¼d. Okyng, 15 July
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 July.
—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 3.
28. Thomas Devell, of Tottenham,
Midd., surgeon. Pardon for having,
along with Kath. Heyther alias Dyer,
late of London, 21 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.,
about 4 a.m., broken into the house of
John Grey at Edelmeton and stolen
various articles of woman's apparel
(named and valued) and 25s. in money,
for which felony both now stand indicted.
Del. Walden, 28 July 34 Henry VIII.—
S.B. (Endd. : "One Thomas Devell of
Totenham most humbly sueth to your
Majesty for your gracious pardon.")
Pat. p. 6, m. 7.
29. Winifred Luxston, of Exeter,
spinster. Pardon for having upon three
separate, occasions (10 March and 3
March 32 Hen. VIII. and 16 Sept. 33
Hen. VIII.) broken into the house of
Wm. Hurst, sen., at Exeter, and stolen
27l., 3l. and 20l. Assher, 12 July 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 29 July.—
P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 5.
30. Ph. Hobby, King's servant.
Grant, in fee, for 891l. 10s., of (1) the
house and site of the late monastery of
Evesham, Worc., with the demesne lands
(specified), except the buildings called the
Almery, bounded by the monastery gate
on the north, the Abbot's stables on the
south, the Basse court on the east and
Barton gate on the west, with the Almery
garden and stables and the gate called
Barton Gate with the dovecot upon it
and other buildings and lands (specified)
which have been granted to Clement
Lichefeld, late abbot of Evesham, for
life; except also the buildings called the
Receipt and those in which the records of
the monastery remain and some other
buildings, specified. Also grant (2) of
lands (specified) in Salforde, Warw., and
Beangworthe, Evesham (in tenure of
Rob. Cannyng), and Lenchewike (beside
Offenham Bridge there, with the fishing
in the weir there in tenure of Wm.
Cokesey), Worc.; (3) the manor of
Hudycote Bartram, Glouc., with lands
and rents (specified) thereto belonging;
all which premises belonged to Evesham.
Also grant (4) of the messuage in tenure
of Rob. Holland in Richeston, Linc.
which belonged to Torkesey priory, Linc.
Rents of (1, 2 and 4) 69s. 10d., (3) 12s. 4d.
Guildford, 24 July 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Walden, 30 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m.