986. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Riche,
Baker, Dacres. Business :—Information exhibited by Baldwin Smith
against Sholton, Holland, Hampshire, and others, searchers of London,
and committed to the clerk of the Council to examine.
32,648 f. 85.
987. Henry VIII. to Norfolk and Others.
Has seen theirs, of the 22nd, to the Council, showing that, for
lack of carriages and other necessaries, they cannot achieve the great
enterprise, but will tarry nine days in Scotland and expect the navy to
do some good exploit in the Frith; and also desiring nomination of a
warden to remain on the Borders. Is sorry that, through these lacks,
with all their good will to serve and the great charge incurred, the
damage to the enemies is like to be so little. Marvels at their writing
that lack of carriage is the whole impediment; for he thinks that on
coming to York, or before, they should have stayed the King's works in
that country, and allowed the carriage to refresh themselves, and should
have taken with them all the carriages of Yorkshire, Holderness, and
Hullshire. (fn. 1) They might have devised or even yet take order for
Suffolk to prepare other carriages with victual behind, to be despatched
under escort to a place appointed, where the old "caske" might have
been received back for a "farther renewing," if necessary. The
Scots could not hinder this, unless they assembled an army between
the main army with Norfolk and the army on the Borders with Suffolk.
Suffolk's army might well devastate the country without delaying the
main army to do it. Desires them to excogitate whether by this or other
device they may augment the fame of their enterprise; for it will be
rather to the glory of the Scots if, after levying so great armies and
incurring so importable charges, they do no greater damage than is like
to ensue of their last determination. Must better foresee all things hereafter,
and for this time accepts their good will in lieu of the thing he
(2) Knowing Hertford's desire to serve, and thinking it not amiss to
have sundry noblemen acquainted with those Borders, appoints him,
whom he has lately named to be Admiral of England, to be warden of the
Marches, during pleasure. Sends his commission herewith. He shall
have 5 marks a day, as Rutland had; and Norfolk and Suffolk, with the
advice of the rest of the King's Council there, shall appoint a number
of the army and garrison to remain on the Borders with him this winter.
They must also, before returning, put the Borders in good order and
punish malefactors according to former instructions. As the lacks which
now hinder the King's purpose have chanced upon things which should
have been provided there, and next year it will be necessary to follow what
is now commenced, Norfolk and Suffolk shall take order against next
year for provision of victuals and carriages.
(3.) If it is not already done, they must demand the prisoners whom
the Scots detain, for ransom according to the laws of war; and, if they
refuse, endeavour to get good prisoners and keep them without ransom.
Draft, with corrections in the King's hand and Wriothesley's, pp. 20.
Endd. : Minute to my 1. of Norff., Suff., Hertf., Sir John Gage, and Sir
Anthony Browne, xxvjo Octobr. ao xxxiiijo.
32,648 f. 97.
No. 224 (1).
988. Cumberland and Wharton to [Suffolk].
An espial reports that on 25 Oct. lord Maxwell received letters
from the King of Scots to hasten with all the power he could make to the
East Marches. If he does, it is thought that they will fight on Sunday
or Monday next. Another espial said that all the tried men of the West
Marches and Ledesdale were this 26th day commanded to await Maxwell
at Selbrygg, three miles from Mures, (fn. 2) and that Maxwell's son Robert,
with the lairds of Homehendes and Gretnowe, should lie on the West
Marches "for countenance." This espial says that on the 25th the army
lay at Home Castle, and thinks, by the sound of the guns, which was
heard in Ledesdale, that they won it. As we wrote before, all the Northlandes
men lay Tuesday night in Lawderdale, and the earl of Huntley
and lord Flemyng repaired to them from Jedworthe.
Dond Nyxson, Scottishman, who was sent to Edinburgh, brought
news "the last Wednesday at night," that on Tuesday, the 24th,
proclamation was there made for all men to go forward and they
should have 4l. Scottish, which is 20s. st., the month, and all they
could win. He says the King never rests, and that he saw him and many
bishops that day at the hill of Edinburgh castle, at 10 a.m.; where were
many oxen for carriage of ordnance standing there, but none had then
set forward. Many carriages with victuals, spears, and axes were going
that day to Haddington. The opinion is that they will fight, and that
Huntley, lieutenant, shall have the vaward, for which there is great
dissension between him and Murray. Huntley will have with him the
earls of Ergylle and Lenaxx, earl Bowham, lorde Sudram, lord Maxwell,
with the Northland men, the Marche, Tewsdaile, Lotheane, and tried men
of Nedesdale, Galoway, and the West Marches. Maxwell and the Northland
men lay in Lawdersdale on Tuesday, and were to be that night at
Smallom Cragg. The Scots say they will be between Englishmen and
their home. The sheriff of Aberdeen told Nyxson that he would the Scots
were between the Englishmen and their realm, "so that then it rained
Englishmen," for they would not tarry and had cut the river Tweed for
footmen to pass over. Fife, Angus, and other countries were to be on
Ruslyn More on Wednesday last; and bishops, priests, and friars say
they will fight. The Queen requested the nobility not to suffer the King
to fight, "which is easily granted," and he has promised them that her
friends shall revenge this quarrel. The King sent into the North on
Monday for more men, and gibbets are set up in four countries to draw
in pieces all who do not come forward. One of the wild Northlands men
told Nyxson that their King had there all the tried men of his Northland,
and they grudged that he sent for others, who would only destroy victual
and leave their country waste. Most of the carriages Nyxson saw were
on horseback. He was told on Tuesday that the English had won two
towers and destroyed man, wife, and bairn; and that Dande Carre,
Mark's son, had gotten in Bamberghes shire 100 horses coming to Berwick,
and the King had given him, for his services, a parishing of land.
Another espial, servant to lord Maxwell, says that on Monday last, the
23rd, his master himself proclaimed at the Market Cross in Edinburgh
that all men should be ready with 20 days' victuals, "and said openly
he thought it would have been peace, but now both the realms would be
one shortly; and he himself was in Dumfrysse the XXVth of this inst."
Copy, in the hand of Suffolk's clerk, pp. 3. Being an enclosure in
No. 994, headed : "News from my lord of Cumberland and Sir Thomas
Wharton, deputy warden, as followeth."
St. P. IX.,
989. Oudart Du Bies to Henry VIII.
Has received his letter from Westminster, 24th inst., and perceives
that he has seen the letter Du Bies wrote to the Deputy of Calais touching
the French subjects detained there. Is sure that in that letter and the
credence he gave the herald he said nothing to shake the amity, which
he has always done his best to maintain. As Henry writes that his
country is neutral and free both to French and Burgundians, begs him
not to permit his men to favour the Burgundians passing through it to
make enterprises against the French, as they did on the day that 18
French subjects were captured when pursuing a booty and its takers.
They are still detained, although they did no hurt to Henry's men; but
he trusts that Henry will deliver them. Boullongne, 26 Oct. 1542.
Signed (signature mutilated).
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
990. John Knottynge, Deputy [of the English Merchants
at Antwerp, to the Governor and Company of Merchant
"Furthermore, at a general court here holden," 28 Sept. last, the
worshipful Mr. Paul Wythypolle was elected governor; which election
your worships (as I am informed) require to be annulled and he discharged.
As no generalty can endure without a head, the Company require
you, remembering the growing decay of good order and the violation of
their privileges, to nominate some discreet person or persons to be
elected; and so to bind the "youth now present" and the posterity of
our Fellowship to pray God to requite you. "Thus, right worshipful.
Sir and Sirs, the Blessed Trinity have you in His Blessed tuition."
Andwarp, 26 Oct. 1542.
Hol., p. 1. Apparently part (or copy of a part) of a letter.
991. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Dacres.
Business : —Recognisance (cited) of Lambert Baker, of St. Katharine's,
Fleming, to appear crastino Purificationis, and meanwhile keep the laws.
32,648 f. 99.
No. 224 (2).
992. Sir Wm. Evers to Suffolk.
On Tuesday, at 10 p.m., the King's ships of war that lay at Eland
and the Skaytte Rodde passed northwards; and on Wednesday morning
landed boats at Coldingham and burnt Aymouthe and the corn thereabouts,
and slew "a man or two and two or three women," lost one man
slain, and returned to their ships and passed northwards. If Suffolk's
letters do not pass, they shall be returned. The one is left with a "nigh
friend" of Evers, and the other with Sir Marm. Constable in Wark.
Hears that Norfolk and the army pass forward, and the Scots skirmish
nightly with the watch. This last Thursday night certain of this garrison
burnt Aytone, where the Scotch warden of these marches lay, and
took prisoners, who say the whole body of Scotland is "to look upon
our army this day or to-morrow." Berwick, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
II., No. 71.]
993. Chapuys and De Courrieres to the Queen Of Hungary.
Although this King's deputies, at the second communication, on
the 21st inst., promised us brief resolution of their King's intention, and
we have almost daily solicited it, they have shown great coldness therein;
and we could not meet until the day before yesterday, when they called
us to Winchester's lodging, situated in the way between ours and the
Court. They said that their King marvelled that we would refuse to
express the state spiritual in case of defence, adding to their former
representations that evidently he was not so esteemed as was requisite,
and his quality, will and power were ill considered, or there would be
no question of preferring the Pope's amity to his, whose succession was
continuous and certain, whereas this Pope was very frail and might die
to-morrow and be succeeded by one of the French faction; that he had
such credit with the Venetians as to induce them to league with the
Emperor and him to defend Italy; that it would be folly to enter into
war and expense where his amity was sought with profitable offers; that
God had well aided him by keeping him from believing those who pressed
him to declare against Francis upon trust of the Emperor's good will,
which he found cold and meagre enough; and that, unless the articles
were accorded as he made them in case of defence, or at least one quality
without expression of the state spiritual, he could not and would not proceed.
The deputies hold that all is going to pieces (en rupture), and
show great feeling. We answered so cogently that they could not well
reply; and there was no talk of any other article, the deputies evidently
presupposing that in the rest they will be tractable and more conformable
to reason. By their mien it seems to us that the affair is not yet to be
taken as desperate, and, until we see the case in greater extremity, we
will not put forward the form of capitulating remitted to the arbitrament
of your Majesty, but put it forward when I, Montmorency, take leave of
the King to-morrow, if audience can be had; which the deputies led us
to expect to-day, but perhaps they delay it to think better of their case.
To the King we will resume matters as graciously as possible, according
to the advice and prayers of Secretary Wriothesley.
By Norfolk's letters to the King of the 22nd inst., he was entered
into Scotland, having been delayed two days by the breaking of a bridge (fn. 3)
where some of his men were drowned and hurt, and he hoped, especially
by means of the ships which had arrived, to do some good exploit, and
the Scots had not yet appeared. London, 28 Oct. 1542.
French. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 3.
32,648 f. 96.
994. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Norfolk, with the whole army, has entered Scotland, and last news
from him was, from anenst Caldstreme, on the 24th, the army lying
near Warke, that he could not, for lack of victuals, tarry past four days
longer in Scotland, and desired Suffolk to warn all Northumberland to
bake and brew for the army at their return. Cannot learn what the army
has done, as Sir Wm. Ever, to whom Sufolk sent letters to be conveyed
to Norfolk, answers that letters cannot be safely conveyed, and none have
come from Norfolk since the 24th. Dwellers on the Borders say the
army has gone towards Kelso and Howme Castle, from whence was much
gunshot heard, and has done great harm. Enclose report from Wharton, (fn. 4)
showing that the King intends to give the army battle. The Scots ride
so busily between England and the army that no letters can pass. If
all Liddersdale go to the Scottish army, the West Borders will not sit
idle; and likewise the Middle and East marches if Tyffydale goes.
Enclose news from Evers just received. Aunwycke, 28 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,648 f. 102.
995. Tunstall to the Council.
When Norfolk was at York, the King was informed of an intended
betraying of Norham Castle by means of a vault covered with ashes, which
led into the captain's chamber. Sent to the captain to examine whether
any of his servants had intelligence with the Scots and might counterfeit
the keys; for he knew that there was no such vault. Since then the
captain has examined every man upon a book, under oath to keep it
secret, what part of the house he thought most unsure. Encloses the
captain's letter and the examination, which throw such suspicion upon
John Cokke that Norfolk has committed him to ward, and he lies fettered
in the low dungeon at Norham, Norfolk having now no leisure to examine
him. To allay suspicion, the writer has caused the hole covered with
ashes (described) to be built up. It is in the utter ward, which was never
made for strength, but only to keep cattle in at night, and has certain
towers in it for the country people repairing thither for safety to lie in.
The inner ward is so rampired with double walls filled up between with
earth that ordnance may play upon them. The scaling that Cokke speaks
of would need too long ladders, and he is deceived in saying that the
watch is kept on the other side, for two watch in the inner ward and four
in the outer in all times suspected, besides the scoutwatch without, which
must discover bringers of ladders. One of the watch in the inner ward
stands upon Clapam Tower, which, he thinks, should be scaled after the
scaling of the outer ward. Alnwick, 28 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,648 f. 108.
996. Norfolk and Others to the Council.
Are this day forced to turn homewards, and next night shall be
their last in Scotland. The principal cause is lack of victuals; for few
of the army found victuals, bread and drink between York and Newcastle,
and much worse in the four days' journey from Newcastle to Berwick.
Since entering Scotland, the most part have drunk nothing but water
these five days, and eaten no bread since they left Newcastle. Unless
Norfolk and Browne had made large provision of oxen and sheep, there
had been much more lack. Never thought Englishmen could endure with
so little and yet be willing to go forward. Have come through such ill
passages that the wains are broken and the drink thrown away, and
ordnance and carriages have been with difficulty brought hither. Will,
to-morrow or next day, dissolve the army. If the river Tweed had risen,
and forced them to return the way they came, they must have left most
of their carriage behind; for, where they thought to march seven or eight
miles a day, their greatest journey has been five miles, and yet they set
forward daily by break of day. The amount of corn destroyed is incredible.
Yesterday Sir Ant. Browne rode six miles further and burnt
eleven of the best towns and villages in the Marshe, and devastated the
country, which was full of corn. Meanwhile the camp burnt this town
and abbey of Kelsall, which is reckoned the Edinburgh of the Marshe and
Tevidale, and the villages near. Hertford and Gage, having nothing
more to do, will return to the King when the army is dissolved, and make
full report. On Tuesday two French ships, laden with ordnance, passed
into the Frith, and John Care with the navy followed them six or eight
Long to hear who is to be warden here, and how many shall lie in
garrison, who should not be less than 3,000, and can be victualled from
the South. Few of the horses of those in garrison before are able to serve.
Enclose a letter from Suffolk, dated the 25th, showing that he is returned
from Morpeth to Newcastle. Marvel at it, for they expected him to
remain as warden of the Marches until another should be appointed.
Will desire him to leave his men on the frontiers, as they are paid for a
month from Sunday last, until horsemen may be picked out of my lord
of Cumberland's rule (500 or 600), Kendal (200 or 300), and Yorkshire.
This day and yesterday 19 men have died with drinking puddle water
and lack of victuals, and many more are like to follow them.
P.S.—Wrote the above yesterday, at Kelsall, but had no sure conveyance.
Devastated the country as they came hither, and will this day
do the like, and at night dissolve the army. The King willed Norfolk
and Browne, before leaving these parts, to view his garrisons and reform
the offenders of Northumberland. Will do their best for the garrisons,
and fear nothing but the mine for Wark, which is otherwise not pregnable.
As the war is so hot, will not attempt reforming the offenders. They
two will remain at Newcastle until they hear from the King, while the
other two repair up with diligence; but it will be nine or ten days before
they arrive there. Hawtell, in Scotland, 28 Oct. Signed by Norfolk,
Hertford, Gage, and Browne.
Pp. 4. Add. Sealed. Endd.
32,648 f. 112.
997. Norfolk to Gardiner and Wriothesley.
Write in their common letter that the horses of the late garrison
are too poor to serve. Sees no remedy, unless Suffolk's band be left until
fresh men may be picked out. The Scots will try and recompence the hurt
done in Scotland, so that, unless the garrisons are right strong, much
hurt shall be sustained. All Hallowtide is approaching, when the custom
is to diminish half the garrison; but, for this year, Norfolk dare give no
counsel. This was the goodliest army he has seen, and had it been set
forth with victual two months earlier, 'we might have done what we
would without great resistance."
In his own hand.—Begs them to obtain his licence to return. His old
disease of the lax is marvellous sore on him, as my lord of Hertford and
Mr. Comptroller know. Hears that the King has distributed the late
Privy Seal's things. Prays that the house of Bath Place may light on
him, who has no place in London; for he has no entry in Excestre Place
"but only of lending." His cost and pain in this journey has been
treble any other man's. 28 Oct., before day. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
10,110 f. 237.
998. Invasion of Scotland.
"In the 34th yere of our Soverayne lord Kynge. Henry the Eght,
the Actis done in Skotland, under the honorable lorde, Duke of Nortfolke."
On Sunday, 22 Oct., Norfolk went from Berwick with his army
royal to Gayncelaw, and camped there. On the 23rd to Banoxburne,
where was an alarm that night and four Scots taken "that came for
spies and for to steal horses," who were commanded to be hanged next
morning. On the 24th to Ekkyls, and that day were many skirmishes
and certain Scots taken prisoners. That night the scout watch took four
spies, who were next morning hanged in an old house in the town. On
the 25th to a fair ground beside Kelsay, shooting the great ordnance at
bushments on the hills and skirmishing, divers Scots being slain and
taken prisoners, and some of ours taken who ventured too far. On the
26th our men entered Kelsay and spoiled and carried away much goods
and took or slew divers Scots. A tall man of ours that was above in the
abbey looking forth was killed by one of our gunners in mistake for a
Scot. Certain of our men were taken, and some slain. After spoiling
the town our men burnt a great part of the town and abbey. That day,
Norfolk burnt 20 towns about Kelsay and took many prisoners, and that
night "our gonners shote a goodly peall of gonnes at Rovarce." On the
27th, for lack of victuals, all came over the water beneath Kelsay and
camped that night at Redyne; and on the 28th they came to Berwick.
L. 1, f. 15.
2. "The 21st day of October in the xxxiiij year of the reign of our
Sovereign lord King Henry the viijth., the duke of Norfolk's grace,
lieutenant to the King's Highness, removed and camped in the borders
of Barwicke. The next night camped in a town in Scotland called
Paxstonne, and there was the camp that night." The third night in
Gradenhild. The fourth in Pharneton (?). The fifth on Broxfylld by
West Kellsse, and there camped two nights and two days. Then to
Ridenborne and there camped a day and a night.
The first town burnt in Scotland was called Paxstonne. The next
Ramrige Stinne. The 3rd, Gradenshilles. The 4th, Long Ednem. The
5th, Newtone. The 6th, Stitshell. The 7th, Nenthorne. Then
Spyttle and Smellem Spittle. The Charterhouse and the two Mordaynes.
The Scedericke and the two Broxlawis. Then the Flwrys and the Fayr
Crosse. "Then, after, Ednem Spittle was brent, and all Roxbruche, the
town of Kellsey and the abbey. Long Sproustoune and Ridenn and
In a contemporary hand, p. 1.
5,758 f. 221.
3. Later copy of § 2, but very faulty.
999. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Westm., 28 and 29 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wriothesley, Sadler, Dacres.
No business recorded.
[*** Next entry is 2 Nov.]
32,648 f. 116.
1000. Norfolk and Others to Henry VIII.
In answer to his letters of the 26th, received this afternoon,
certify that long before coming from York, they commanded the
President to have certain carts and wains at Newcastle on the 18th;
yet few came, nor was there bread or drink here to lade
them with. Most of the army neither ate bread here nor all the
time they lay in the field. The biscuit came from London in ships that
could not enter this haven, and only came to Holy Elande, from Newcastle,
the day before our departure hence, so that we could not tarry
for it. That laden in small ships was such that of a 1,000 weight would
not be made here 500, and half the beer was consumed and the remainder
sour. Could not spare the carriage horses here, where they were needed
for the horsemills and to carry wheat into the country to be ground.
Beg him to think they have done all in their power. Will accomplish
the rest of his letters, but think it unwise to punish the malefactors when
the war is so hot, as they wrote to the Council yesterday. Berwick, 29
Oct., 7 p.m. Signed by Norfolk, Hertford, Gage, and Browne.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,648 f. 114.
1001. Norfolk to Wriothesley.
Thanks for getting him discharged from remaining longer here.
By the contents of the King's letters received this afternoon, he and his
fellows fear that his Highness is not pleased with their proceedings.
Assuredly they could do no more, as they will show when the King pleases
to hear them; and for himself, his fellows and the whole army know
what costs and pains he sustained. Berwick, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
1002. Hertford to the Council.
This 29th Oct., at 3 p.m., received the King's commission to be
warden here. Is not suitably provided to serve; for he came in post,
with but three or four servants, upon promise of finding all necessaries
here, whereas he found but a bare tent, and was more unfurnished than
the meanest gentleman in the field, all my lord Privy Seal's stuff being
already sent away to his ships. As Master Gage can declare, "they" had
charge of such a company here as Hertford, being a stranger among them,
could hardly rule; and to remain here with those who know him still less
and without provision or servants would be to his dishonour, as he trusts
they will declare to the King. He that serves here had need to be allied
among them of these parts, and it would engender a grudge among
those noblemen here, whose men he must use, if they perceive a stranger
to have the charge and themselves to sit still. Begs them to solicit the
King "with expedition." If he were furnished and thought he could
serve, he would not seek means to avoid it.
Corrected draft. Endd. : Copy of a letter to the Council, xxixo
Octobris ao xxxiiijo R. H. viijvi.
5,754 f. 7.
1003. Conduct Money.
Norfolk's warrants to Sir John Harryngton, treasurer of wars.
1. To pay Sir John Byron 86l. 9s., besides 60l. 11s. remaining in his
hands for wages not yet expired, for conduct money of 3 captains, 5 petty
captains and 300 men from Ridingburne in Scotland to Colwicke, 210
miles. Berwick, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Not signed.
iii. Note that 147l. is allowed of this warrant for conduct money,
"according to the entry of the book." Signed : Will'm Townraw.
Ib. f. 12.
2. To pay his brother, lord William Howard, 24l. 16s. 4d. for 24 days'
wages from 6 Oct. of himself at 6s. 8d. a day and 9 servants at 8d., and
for conduct money from Ridingburne to London 300 miles, himself at
4d. a mile and the others at ½d. Berwick, 29 Oct., 34 Hen. VIII. Not
P. 1. Headed : By the duke of Norff., the King's lieutenant in the
Ib. f. 19.
3. To pay Francis, earl of Shrewsbury, 669l. 13s. 4d. for conduct money
to 20 captains, 20 petty captains, and 2,000 soldiers "from Sheffelde and
other places expressed in a schedule" to Newcastle, 100 miles. Barwicke,
29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : per me, Robertum Swyfte.
Ib. f. 20.
4. To pay Francis, earl of Shrewsbury, 511l., over and above 392l.
remaining in his hands, for seven days' wages of his retinue, for conduct
money, from Ridingburne in Scotland to Sheffelde and other places, 150
miles, of 20 captains, 20 petty captains, and 2,000 soldiers, at rates
specified. Barwick, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : per me, Robertum Swyft.
iii. Note, "allowed upon this warrant the whole conduct money, which
Ib. f. 23.
5. To pay Edward Waryng 10l. 16s., besides 9l. 9s. remaining in his
hands, for seven days' wages not expired, the whole to be employed for
conduct money of one captain, one petty captain, and 50 men from
Ridingburne in Scotland to Poynton, Chesh., 180 miles. Barwike, 29
Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : Thomas Dayne.
iii. Note, "allowed by this warrant," 20l. 5s.
Ib. f. 25.
6. To pay Edm. Wryght 10l. 14s. 8d. besides 19l. 12s. remaining in
his hands, for six days' wages not expired, the whole to be employed for
conduct of a captain, petty captain, and 100 men from Rydyng Burne to
Gromonte, Yorks., 130 miles. Barwik, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Note, that "Edm. Wryght did answer in the return of vj. horsemen
too little by ijd. the day for a man for vij. days, vijs., which is not allowed
by the King."
St. P. IX., 206.
1004. Bonner to Henry VIII.
On the 10th inst. sent to Saragosa, to a special friend of his and
my lord of Westminster's, a packet to be conveyed to Thos. Hollande
at Bilbao, and thence forwarded. It contained a recital of his letters
to the King of 11 and 24 Aug. 9, 14 (morning and evening), and 20
Sept., and 4 Oct., and enclosed the declaration of war and the indiction
of the Council at Trent with the Emperor's answer. Therein was
declared, also, the reception of the Cardinal of Portugal, Michael de
Silva, on the 27th ult., the coming of Doria and of 4,000 Almains, the
French retreat from Perpignan, the Emperor's going from Monzon (the
Cortez there ended 6 Oct., and the Prince was there sworn) towards
Barcelona, and the Prince's going to Saragoza and returning to
Barcelona, and thence to Valentia, without going at this time into Italy;
also the conspiracy at Venice between the French ambassador and one
of the secretaries, and the taking of Chirasco and Veroa in Piedmont
by the French.
Coming from Barbastro to Barcelona, learnt that the Emperor arrived
there from Montserat on the 16th inst., and was for some days in council
with Alva, Grandvele, Doria and Covos. Doria went by land, on the
23rd to Rosas, where the galleys and the Almains, who are reduced by
sickness, remained. Thereupon it was published that Grandvele and
all his sons (especially Arras) should pass into Italy and Germany; and
on the 29th five galleys arrived for them. With them go Don Francisco
'de Este, Mons. de Herbes, of the Emperor's chamber, the secretary of
Lorene, who lately came hither; and also, as prisoner, Pietro Fatinello,
who pretended to be ambassador of Luque, and, being convicted of conspiracy
with the Conde de Anguillar, who fled to the French, is sent to
Luque to be tried. At Rosas, of late, died Mons. de Bury, marques de
Quarate, who was in high favour, and had been in England. The
Cardinal of Portugal tarries longer than he would owing to the sickness
of the duke of Cameryne. A new ambassador, Nic. de Ponte, is come
from Venice and is sore sick; also one from Florence, called Guissardin,
who has been in England. John Bandyn returns to Florence; and the
old secretary of Venice, who since the old ambassador died at Murcia,
has supplied the both rooms, departs home.
The French army is retired from Perpignan to Narbone, and incursions
are made on both sides. As the Turk and Barbarossa are expected
to attack next year, the Emperor will cause the Prince to be accepted
everywhere (as he is at Monzon and Saragoza), set good order for defence
here, and go next spring to Italy. On the 25th a jubilee was
proclaimed here for a subsidy to be levied against the Turk (copy enclosed).
Perhaps the Bishop of Rome, who is partial to France, does
it to satisfy the Emperor or else to pick men's purses of their money.
Mons. de Altisten, who was sent to Buda, is returned, but nothing
is spoken of the doings there. The Frenchmen began so bravely
that Barcelona built certain fortifications (described). Count
Baptista de Ladron is here to receive money for these Almains, who
shall repass into Italy. The Prince is looked for daily, to be sworn here
for the province of Cathalona.
Had written thus far when a secret friend showed him that Count
Baptista de Ladron said that, as the French were again stirring in
Rousillon, the Almains should be stayed; a sign that they will wait and
go to Italy with the Emperor in the spring. Grandvele's going is to
order matters in Italy, which are not in best frame at Geanes, Luques,
Florence and Milan, and to prepare to meet the French in Piedmont and
provide against the Turk. He and Arras go by Trent to explain the
Emperor's not coming or sending prelates to the General Council.
Some think they go to Venice to provide against the Turk and the
French king, who is out of favour there since the late conspiracy. In
Germany he will solicit the recovery of Buda, and aid against the French
king and the Turk; and then go to Flanders to incense people there
against the French, For these premises there shall be a Diet in
Germany and Grandvele "principally goeth unto the same."
Begs payment of his diets, which are 3 months behind, and post
money. Barcelona, 29 Oct., at night. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
1005. Wallop to the Council.
On 28 Oct., 80 Burgundians brought into the English pale a booty
taken at Bukhowlte, 1½ mile from Arde. Twenty-five footmen of Arde,
with others of the country, pursued and skirmished with them till within
half a mile of Guisnes, and certain of the garrison of Arde were taken;
whereupon the captain of Arde wrote to Wallop for them. Answered
that if they had been driven into the Pale they might have claimed their
liberty, but, since, by pursuing, they violated the franchise of the Pale,
he might have taken them if they had not been taken by the Burgundians.
To this Mons. Chenchevall's standard-bearer, who brought the letter,
could only answer by praying Wallop to keep the prisoners until further
trial. Sent for the chief of the Burgundians, and declared the captain
of Arde's demand, and that they could not keep prisoners taken in the
King's pale. He said they took them in self-defence, but would leave
them in Wallop's hands till it were known whether they were good
prize; (fn. 5) and meanwhile two of the Burgundians, who were the Great
Master's servants, should learn his pleasure.
Found these Burgundians, when the French and they were communing
together, very quiet persons, and content to leave the prisoners, whom
otherwise he intended to have stayed. Asks whether to deliver the
prisoners to the Burgundians or keep them as prisoners for infringing
the franchise. Keeps them here in the town, well entreated, one being
steward of the captain's house and the others his chief servants. There
were 11 prisoners, divers of whom were taken without the pale and are
delivered to the Burgundians. Two or three were killed in the skirmish.
Would not suffer the Burgundians, being so many, to enter the town, but
commanded them to sell their booty and depart the same day. When
they were gone a mile on their way, the bailiff of Guisnes sent a serjeant
to stay them till they paid him for every beast, cow, mare or hogge,
and took from a Spaniard a coat of mail he got from a prisoner, being
the captain of Arde's steward. He took two of their number in pledge
for the money, demanding also money "for the blode wightes that whas
betuyxste the Frenchmen and them." Asks whether to suffer the bailiff
to take such things, "who, I ensure your lordships, is a very unquiet
person, and I think he cannot show that any such precedents hath been
Received theirs of 26 Oct., on the 28th, by Guisnes pursuivant, whom
he despatched, 29 Oct., to Mons. de Bies. Perceives by their letter that
the Great Master of Flanders has taken two Englishmen at Arras, who
were conveying certain horses into France, and that the King has required
the Emperor's ambassador to write to him to send them to Wallop. The
owner of the horses, an Englishman, says that the Great Master had
written to the president of Arras to send the horses to Wallop if he wrote
for them, and also restore the Englishman's other goods and punish those
who ill-treated him. Wallop accordingly wrote in a letter to the Great
Master and sent it by the Englishman and a gentleman of his own, and
expects them here in two or three days, with the horses, which, the owner
says, are all English save one.
Guisnes returned this day with Mons. de Bies's answer, who is
"redowced and savors that he hathe sene a kinges letter," and begins to
conform to reason, complaining only that the Burgundians are lodged in
the Pale before they make their enterprises. Has divers times forbidden
the lodging of Burgundians either before or after enterprises. Has also
a letter, this morning, from the captain of Arde, confessing his men's
fault, and asking their deliverance upon paying their ransoms to the
Burgundians. Replied that he would not deliver them until he knew
further. Sends Guisnes again to learn the King's pleasure in this.
Rendall Rewall, deputy of this castle, had 8d. a day in Calais, and
came hither with the lord Deputy's licence. He will surrender his 8d.
a day, and begs them to write to the treasurer of Calais to pay it up to
6 Oct. The treasurer has paid him nothing since his coming to Guisnes.
He does his duty well, and is feared and reverenced by the soldiers. If
in their next letters they would mention that the King takes his service
in good part, he should live the longer. He has continued with Wallop
since Tournay was given over, and is more like a governor than a servant,
for his profitable counsel. The King knows him well, "of whom I spake
to his Highness at his last being at Dower."
Prays God to send my lord of Norfolk victory over the King's enemies.
Has this day caused "a mass of the Holy Ghost, as well in the castle as
in the town of Guisnes, to be said, with procession; and so to continue
thrice a week till we hear tell of his return." Guisnes, 30 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
231, No. 70.
[Cal. of Cecil
Pt. I., 76.]
1006. Wriothesley to [Suffolk].
"Pleaseth your Grace," the King is informed "that there is
Tuckfeld about the Borders or else in Scotland," who was servant to
my lord Chancellor, and can counterfeit the King's sign and great seal,
"in which things he hath offended and is fled." You and my lord of
Norfolk are to make all secret search, for his apprehension. The King
has received your letters of 18 Oct., "and doth much long to hear some
advertisement more certain." Hampton Court, Alhalon even.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost. Headed in a later hand :
"To the duke of Southfolke."
32,648 f. 118.
1007. The Earl Of Murray to Norfolk.
Being here in authority, has seen Norfolk's writings, dated at
Berwick, 29 Oct., anent the gentlemen of England lately taken, for their
liberty by ransom or otherwise. Will speak with his King in this matter,
and with the takers of the said gentlemen. Lawder, 31 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To the duke of Northfolk, lieutenant of England.
Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
VI. II., No.
1008. The Queen Of Hungary to Chapuys and De Courrieres.
When busy answering their letters of the 18th inst., received
those of the 22nd, which facilitate the despatch; and she hopes that,
since the English begin to hear reason, they will do the like in the rest.
After examining the treaty which they demand, and weighing all that has
passed, she was of opinion that it would be difficult to agree with them,
for fear of thereby falling into greater trouble with the King of England.
Answers questions in theirs of the 18th. (1) That it is not expedient
that the treaty should be remitted to her, even if the English were to
propose it; and if they break off the King must be persuaded that the
Emperor and she will still continue perfect amity with him, in accordance
with ancient alliances. (2) As to the points in difficulty, amply debated
in the Emperor's letter to Chapuys, of which she has the copy, they know
how her advice is limited by precise words, providing that the treaty
must be so made as regards the Pope, rebels and hantize as to be open to
no reproach; and they must remit nothing to her concerning these
limitations. If the English had persisted as to the Pope and rebels she
could not have consented to any alteration; the Emperor's command
must be precisely followed in both, save that the time of making rebels
withdraw might be moderated, provided that the rest of the article of
the rebels is passed as in the treaty of Cambray. (3) Hantize seems to
comprehend the 2nd and 13th articles of the treaty, and she cannot
enlarge further than the Emperor's letters allow, but thinks the King's
Council might be persuaded to leave out the restraining clause of the
2nd article, from the words ut mercatores mercimonii exercendi causa to
the words aut principali diplomate fuerit indultum; otherwise they
would show a wish rather to restrict existing amities than to contract
closer. It is notorious that he who lands in another country must conform
to the laws and statutes there. By the treaty of intercourse of the
year '20, which they would confirm, these countries could never attain
reasonable intercourse, mainly because the English do not observe the
said intercourse as regards payment of tolls and imposts, which, by it,
should be according to the treaty of 1495, by which subjects of this
country should pay no other dues in England than they paid 50 years
before, when they paid only what the Easterlings now pay. Explains
that the article should be as in the treaty of Cambray, or the matter of
intercourse (which concerns merchants) left out and not mingled with
that of amity (which concerns princes), as it was in all treaties before
that of Cambray. (4) The eighth article, touching the number of men
to be sent upon requisition, is very unequal, and she could not in forty
days assemble 3,000 horsemen at that pay. It should be seen that the
English do not name small pay because they know that their money
would be asked rather than their men, who are not too practised in war
(aguerroiés), whereas they would ask men rather than money. Details
further arguments on this, but, seeing the state of affairs, thinks it better
to pass something in this article than to break all. (5) As to the interpretation
of the treaty and enforcement (precise execution) in case of
contravention, the articles are so couched as rather to give occasion to
break it at will; and no difficulty should be made in altering them to the
accustomed form of treaties; and she sends a clause of the treaty of
— (blank) as a guide. (6) As regards defence and offence, refers it
to the Emperor's letter to Chapuys. (7) The dukes of Cleves and Holstein
should be named as enemies, being at war against the Emperor;
but, if that cannot be obtained, it should be expressed in the treaty that
the Emperor may treat with them without the intervention and consent
of the King. The article is too general, that nothing may be treated
with princes of the Empire or other neighbours without the King's consent,
and it should be restricted to things prejudicial to either prince
or derogatory to the present treaty.
If they must break off, occasion should be taken for it upon the three
points of the precise interpretation and enforcement (execution) of the
treaty and the prohibition of treating with other princes without the
King's consent. These they must see accorded as the Emperor wrote in
his last letters to Chapuys. Bruxelles, 31 Oct. 1542.
French. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 9.
St. P. IX., 211.
1009. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote on the 22nd. The withdrawal of the French from Parpignan
is since divulged to their shame. The marquis of Guasto continues
to prevail against them in Piedmont. In Hungary the Christian host
has withdrawn from Pest with shame and damage; through the perfidy
of the Hungarians, whose chief man, Perinpeter, and his son are, therefore,
imprisoned by Ferdinando. All the host is dissolved, and the
Italians returned to Italy. The Turks proved themselves good men of
war and were well provided. The bishop of Rome has appointed three
cardinals (Pole among them) to assemble the General Council at Trent,
but all is thought to be dissimulation.
Thine, an island in the Archipelago, belonging to Venice, has surrendered
to the Turk. The Turk has raised the customs in Surye from
2 per cent. to what it was in the sultans of Egypt's time, viz., 10 per
cent., which will ruin Venetian trade there. The Turk is incensed
against the Dominion for the little respect they paid to Janus Bey, who
came to practise in favour of the French king. The Almains make a
Diet at Noremberg for the business of the Council and matters of
Hungary. Venice, 31 Oct. 1542.
P.S.—Letters from Constantinople of 3 Oct. mention that the Turk
was going to Andrinopoli with his wife, and had set two of his sons to
govern provinces of Asia, with 60,000 and 50,000 ducats apiece, and
was making great provision for next year. Two thousand footmen are
gone from Sicily to Spain, and 6,000 Almains are coming to join Guasto.
In Almain they "lament of Ferdinando, for th'abusing of their money,"
which should have paid the soldiers.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
1010. Sleaford, Linc.
Account of "reparations made at Old Slefford and New Slefford
of the tenements belonging to the King's Grace," at various dates between
June and October, 34 Hen. VIII., viz., for thatching and small
repairs of houses of various tenants (named), in all 4l. 4s. 9d.; which,
with 4l. 13s. 4d. for the fee of John Williams, due at Michaelmas last,
makes 8l. 18s. 1d.
Petition to the Emperor's ambassador by Henry Dowe, of
Bolswoert, in Friesland. Thirteen weeks ago took his ship, the Bryer,
into Norway, and, on his return, hearing that there was war and pirates
out in the sea, he sought a place of safety and anchored, 6 Oct. last,
near Cromer, within an arrow's flight of land. The same night a
French pirate boarded the ship, bound petitioner and his fellows and
sailed with the prize to Cromer, where they sold it to Thos. Wodhous
for 60 cr., although it was worth 300 cr. Wodhous then permitted the
pirate to depart, retaining the ship and goods, and sent petitioner and his
fellows empty away.
Latin, p. 1. Headed : Ad venerabilem legatum Imperatorie Majestatis.
1012. Grants in October 1542.
1. Sir Wm. Parre, lord Parre. Licence
to alienate the manors of Netherhall in
Morton, alias Bourchiers Hall in Morton,
Parva Laver, alias Bourchiers Hall in
Laver Parva, High Laver and Matchyng,
Essex, to Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of
Augmentations. Westm., 1 Oct. Pat.
p. 2, m. 20.
2. Anne, wife of Thos. Parry and late
wife of Adrian Fortescue, dec., attainted.
Grant of 1,500 sheep in Gloucestershire
which belonged to the said Adrian with
the profits of them since the time of the
said Adrian's attainder, with all the
goods and chattels, except jewels, which
belonged to the said Adrian; together
with all indentures and evidences concerning
the premises. Windsor, 8 Aug.
34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—
3. Sir John Seyntlowe. Licence to
alienate the manor of Lokkyng, Soms.,
to Thos. Clerke. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 9.
4. Sir Ant. Wyngfeld and John Wyngfeld
his son and heir apparent. Licence
to alienate the manors of Fordamhall
alias Fordyngham Hall and Archentyne
and lands (extent given) in Fordam,
Westbergholt, Lexden Magna, Stanway,
Copford, Aldham, Markes Tey, Magna
Tey, Bures ad Montem, Whethermonford,
Horkesley Parva and Peldon,
Essex, and the advowson of Fordam
church, to John Lucas and John Abell
and their heirs. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
5. Sir Ric. Williams alias Cromwell, a
gentleman of the Privy Chamber.
Licence to alienate the manor of Nashe
alias Nasshe grange or farm, co.
Glamorgan, with appurtenances in St.
Brydys, Wyke, Marcrosse and St.
Donatys, co. Glamorgan; also the chapel
of Nasshe and the rectory and the advowson
of the vicarage of St. Donatys; to
Thos. Stradlyng. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 4.
6. Robt. Hopper and Anne Knyvett,
widow. Pardon for the transfer, without
licence, of lands held of the Crown
in capite, from the said Anne to the
said Robt., i.e., the manor of Tysho,
Warw. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
7. Kath. Edgecombe, widow. Annuity
of 7l. out of the manor of Willington
and lands in Cutcombe, Stokegurcye
and Emmer, Soms., which belonged to
Chr. Hadley, dec., during the minority
of Arthur Hadley, s. and h. of the said
Chr., who held of the King by military
service by reason of the minority of
John Lutterell, then the King's ward.
With wardship and marriage of the said
Arthur. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 34 Hen.
VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
8. Ant. Robertys. Pardon of outlawry.
Being sued by Gilbert Turk for
the detention of a cow he failed to appear
and therefore was put to outlawry in co.
Kent. He has now surrendered himself
to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by
Sir Edw. Mountague, chief justice.
Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 9, m. 10.
9. John Gate, groom of the Privy
Chamber. Licence to retain ten men in
his livery besides bailiffs and household
servants. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 7, m. 2.
10. City of Gloucester. Licence to
the mayor and burgesses to alienate a
messuage and tenement called Pyperlase
in the suburbs of the city of Hereford
(between land of the late Friars Minors
there and lands of Sir John Scudamoure,
dec.) which belonged to Lanthonye
monastery, also all lands in Acornebury,
Heref., in tenure of Jenkyn Gryffyth,
Ric. Glasebury, John (sic) Brace, Roger
Churcheyard, Wm. Pynnok, John Taylor,
John Lynke, Thos. Gethyn, John
Polen, John Gunney, Ric. Vaughan,
Wm. Veyle, Margery his wife and their
two sons, and David Wylcocks, with the
rectory and advowson of Acornebury,
the manor of Rowlston, Heref., and all
lands in tenure of Ric. Vaughan or Agnes
his wife and Richard their son in Rowlston
and Byrche, Heref., all which
belonged to Acornebury priory; which
premises were granted to the said mayor
and burgesses by patent 11 Sept. last;
to Hugh ap Harry, Westm., 10 Oct.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10.
11. Sir John Norres. Licences to
(i.) The manors of Warfeld, Twyford,
Purly, Mugeham, and Hendons in Cokeham,
with lands (extent given) in Worfeld,
Twyford, Purly, Mugeham and
Bray, Berks., to George Riche and Wm.
Chalfounte, to be re-granted to the said
Sir John for life, with remainder to
Elizabeth, now his wife, for her life,
with remainder to Margery Williams,
daughter of Sir John Williams,
for life, with remainder to Hen.
Norres, son of Hen. Norres, dec.,
and the heirs male of the said Henry and
Margery, and in default to the heirs male
of the said Henry, and in default to the
right heirs of the said Sir John, Westm.,
10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m.
(ii.) The manors of Yatenden, Aldworth
and Holy Porte and lands (extent
given) in Yatynden, Frilsham, Elyng,
Lawylde, Redyng, Bray, Towne, Holy
Porte, Windsor, Water Okeley, Braywyke,
Altwoode and Fyfeld, Berks., with
the advowsons of the churches of Yatenden
and Frylsham, to George Riche and
Wm. Chalfounte under the same conditions.
Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 5, m. 20.
12. Edw. Bray and Mary his wife.
Licence to alienate lands called Shorehams
in Selmeston, Suss., to Nich. Mascall.
Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 6.
13. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G., Master
of the Horse. Annuity of 40l. out of
the manors of Fenwike and Norton with
appurtenances in Fenwike, Norton,
Mosseley, Smeyton, Southowe, Pollington,
Elmeshall, Thorp and Balne, Yorks.,
which lately belonged to John Hastings,
dec., s. and h. of Sir Hugh Hastings,
dec., during the minority of Anne and
Elizabeth, sisters and co-heirs of the
said John, who died a minor in the
King's custody; with wardship and
marriage of the said daughters. Greenwich,
1 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 Oct.—P.S.
14. John Sandes. To be messenger
of the Court of General Surveyors (the
origin of which is described) with fees
as enjoyed by the messenger of the
Court of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Hampton Court. 29 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 10 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3,
15. Thos. Saintlowe, the King's servant.
To be one of the King's serjeants
at arms, with 12d. a day, upon the first
vacancy occurring after 6 June 34 Hen.
VIII., among the present serjeants, viz. :
Edw. Goldesborough, Walt. Chalcott,
Thos. Dawtrye, John Stonner. Wm.
Glynne, John Knottisford, Robt. Everris,
Laur. Serle, Wm. Rolte, John Bucworth,
Thos. Vanghan, Hugh Wylloughby,
Nich. Jacson, Ric. Raynshewe, Wm.
Clerc and Wm. Bourne, Greenwich, 25
Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10
16. Sir Henry Knevet, one of the
Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber.
Grant of the next advowson of the
church of Westhorseley, Winton dioc.
Greenwich, 29 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 10 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m.
17. Peter Bawood, maker of the
King's cannons (bombardarum), a native
of the dominions of the King of the
French. Denization. Westm., 10 Oct.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 18.
18. Sir Roland Hyll. Grant, in fee,
for 962l. 11s. 8d., of the lordships and
manors of Slepe, Kenersey alias
Kenassy alias Kenersley, and Crogelton
alias Crudgelton, the advowson of
Kenersey church, tithes in the places
aforenamed, with all appurtenances in
Slepe, Kenersey, Crogelton, Tyberton,
Magna Aston, Osbaston, and Betterye
alias Butterye, and Terne alias Tyron,
Salop; which all belonged to the late
monastery of Shrewsbury; also all lands
in Terne in Ercall parish, Coldhatton and
Blecheley, Salop, which belonged to
Lylleshall monastery, Salop; the manor
of Cherington, Salop, which belonged to
Wombridge priory, with all possessions
of Wombridge in Cherington and Pudforde,
Salop; with full rights. Annual
value of the premises in Cherington and
Pudforde, 11l. 16s.
To hold as one twentieth of a knight's
fee, by rents of 52s. 2d. for the premises
in Slepe, Kenersey and Crogelton, 22d.
for those in Tyberton, 8d. in Magna
Aston, 4s. in Osbaston, 4s. in Betterye,
11s. 8d. in Terne and Arcall, 5s. 7d. in
Coldhatton, 2s. in Blecheley, 23s. 1d. in
Cherington, and 16d. in Pudforde; free
of charges except the above rents and
the bailiffs' fees and pensions of 2s. to
Francis earl of Shrewsbury and 2s. 4d.
to Wm. earl of Arundel out of Cherington.
Greenwich, 1 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 11 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p.
11, m. 16.
19. Thos. Mowforth, King's chaplain.
Presentation to the parish church of
Copmanford alias Copingford, Hunts.,
Linc. dioc., void by death, the present
advowson of which was granted by Sir
Ric. Sapcottes, the patron, to Hen. Sapcottes,
who has granted it to the King.
Greenwich, 9 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 11 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
20. Commission of gaol delivery.
Carlisle Castle.—Sir Thos. Wharton,
Sir Thos. Curwen, Sir John Lamplewe,
Sir John Louther, Edw. Eglyanby, Thos.
Dalston, Ant. Barwys, Thos. Salkeld and
Wm. Moulcastre. Westm., 11 Oct.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
21. Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrers
and Chartley and Ric. Devereux his son
and heir apparent. Licence to alienate
a moiety of the manor of Kyngeston Bagpuse
and lands in Kyngeston Bagpuse
and Fyfyld, Berks., and Stanlake and
Northmor, Oxon., to John Latton.
Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 5, m. 22.
22. Commission of gaol delivery.
Dorchester gaol.—Sir Thos. Trenchard,
Sir John Horsey, John Paulett, Geo. de
la Lynde, Ric. Phyllypps, John Horsey,
jun., John Williams, Hen. Assheley,
Hen. Strangwayes, Aldred FitzJames,
Wm. Thornell and Barth. Combe.
Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 13d.
23. Commission of gaol delivery.
Dorchester gaol.—Sir John Seyntlowe,
Sir Hugh Paulett, Sir Hen. Capell, Nich.
FitzJames, Wm. Vowell, Alex. Popham,
Aldred FitzJames, Michael Malett, Ant.
Gylbertt, Thos. Horner and Barth.
Combe. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
24. John Mason, the King's servant.
To be King's secretary for the French
language with 40l. a year from the
Annunciation of St. Mary last past; with
profits as enjoyed by Sir Brian Tuke or
any other in that office. Havering, 20
Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14
Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
25. City of Bristol. Confirmation of
the election of Hen. Whyte, as mayor,
and Roger Coke and Clement Bays, as
constables, of the staple of wool, leather,
woolfells and lead of Bristol, for one
year. Westm., 14 Oct. Pat. p. 2, m.
26. Sir John Brugges and Edm.
Brudges. To have the custody of the
castle of Sudley, Glouc., and of the
park there, with mastership of the hunt
of deer, and the herbage and pannage
of the park, with all rights and privileges
enjoyed in these offices by Walter
Walshe or Sir Wm. Compton, dec.;
in survivorship; with 30l. a year out of
the manor of Wynchecombe alias Wynchelcombe
or the lordship of Sudley.
Also the stewardship of the town of Wynchecomb,
which belonged to the monastery
there, and of all the lands of the said
monastery and of the three hundreds of
Kyftysgate, Holford and Great Stone,
Glouc., in the King's hands by the dissolution
of the said monastery and by
the attainder of Thos. Cromwell late earl
of Essex; with 100s. a year. Greenwich,
27 Dec. 33 Henry VIII. Del.
Westm., 15 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.—Pat.
p. 9, m. 25.
27. Prisoners in Ludgate. Commission
to Sir John Allen, Sir Ralph
Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Rog.
Cholmeley, Sir John Gresham, John
Smith, baron of the Exchequer, Sir
Rol. Hill, Nich. Wilson, S.T.D. John
Insent, LL.D., Edw. Hall, Guy Craiford,
Rob. Broke, Paul Withipaull, Humph.
Packington, and John Sturgeon, merchants
(upon the petition to the King
by the prisoners in Ludgate to mediate
with their creditors), or any two of them,
to call before them the said prisoners
and their creditors and examine into the
complaints of the said prisoners. Guildford,
23 July, 34 Henry VIII. Del.
Westm., 15 Oct.—P.S.
28. John Pakyngton. Licence to
alienate the manors of Westwodde and
Clethall with lands (extent given) and
four salt springs in Westwodde, Clethall,
Droitwich, Horton, Cauerych, Wychebold,
Markeley, Northpedull, Coderiche,
Hadsor, Hill, Feckenham, Hanbury, Salwarpe,
Hodyngton, Astwod and Bromesgrove,
Worc., and the advowsons of the
churches of Westwodde, Coderyche, and
St. Nicholas in Droitwich and tithes and
offerings in Coderyche; to George Roll
and Hen. Jones, to be regranted to the
said John in tail male, with remainder
in default to Thos. Pakyngton, son and
heir of Robert, dec., brother of the
said John, in tail male, with remainder
to John Pakyngton, brother of the said
Thomas, in tail male, with remainder to
Humph. Pakyngton, brother of the said
John (the grantee), in tail male, with
remainder to the heirs of the said
Thomas. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat., 34
Henry VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
29. The Mercers Company of London.
Licence to alienate the tenement
and curtilage called the Bell in Colmanstrete,
in the parish and ward of St.
Stephen's Colmanstrete, now in tenure of
John Fyssher, poulter, to the said John
Fyssher. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34
Henry VIII., p. 11, m. 8.
30. Nich. Archbold, clk., one of the
ministers of the Chapel Royal. Presentation
to the parish church and
rectory of Harleston, Linc. dioc., void
by death and in the King's gift by the
suppression of Lenton monastery.
Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 4, m. 4.
31. Commission of the peace.
Holland, Linc.—Lord Chancellor
Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, Lord President
Suffolk, Russell lord Privy Seal,
Thos., earl of Rutland, J. bishop of Lincoln,
Edward lord Clynton, Sir Walt.
Luke, Attorney General Whorwood, Sir
Thos. Hennage, Sir Thos. Tempeste,
jun., Sir John Copledyke, Fras. Broun,
John Hennege, Ant. Eyrbye, Nich.
Roberdson, Thos. Holland, Robt. Walpole,
John Rede, Ric. Wolmer, Ric.
Ogle, Ant. Roberdson, Ric. Rede, Blaise
Hollond, Jas. Smyth, Ric. Gooding,
John Friskenney, Thos. Broun, and
Wm. Roberdes. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 4d.
32. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Winchester Castle.—Sir Wm. Berkley,
John Kyngesmyll, Wm. Thorpe,
Thos. Wellys, John Norton, Wm. Warham,
John Wyntershull, and Thos. Pace.
Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 13d.
33. Worcester Castle.—John Pakyngton,
Roland Moreton, Thos. Hunkes,
Geo. Willoughby, Wm. Goore, Wm.
Cookesey, Wm. Pynnoke, Ralph Sheldon,
John Vaumpage. Same date. Ibid.
34. Fyssherton Anger gaol. (To
meet at New Sarum.)—John Erneley,
Barth. Husey, Chas. Bulkeley, John
Pye, Wm. Button, Wm. Grene, John
Hamelyn and Wm. Stumpe. Same date.
35. Hereford Castle.—Sir Nich.
Hare, Sir Jas. Baskervyle, John Scudamour,
Thos. Monyngton, Thos. Baskervyle,
Roger Bodenham, Ric. Walwyn,
Ric. Warmecombe, Thos. Havard, Ric.
Palmer, and John ap Gwyllym. Same
36. Norwich Castle.—Hen. lord
Fitzwater, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir
Edm. Bedyngfeld, Hen. Bedyngfeld,
Wm. Yelverton, John Corbett, Thos.
Gawdy, Osbert Moundeford, Ant.
Thwaytes, Ric. Banyard, Jas. Hawe,
Chr. Cote and Edm. Lamnour (sic).
Same date. Ibid., m. 14d.
37. Lewis Torfote, of Water Lambith,
Surr. Licence (as he is "very expert and
cunning in the science of physic to cure
lightly any infirmities or diseases") to
practise the said science in London or
elsewhere and heal such as shall resort
to him. Westm., 12 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 17 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7,
m. 20. In English.
38. Robt. Wales, of Fyngerigo, Essex,
labourer. Pardon for the killing of
Ant. Westwood of Henyngham Castell,
Essex, 24 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII., at
Fyngerigo, in self-defence, as appears by
inquisition taken 4 Oct. last. 17 Oct.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 29.
39. Julian Fosbroke, widow of Ric.
Fosbroke, dec. Annuity of 3l. 2s. 6d.
and a chief rent of 4s. 6d. in Craneford,
Ntht., which belonged to her late
husband, during the minority of John,
s. and h. of the said Ric. Fosbroke, with
wardship and marriage of the heir.
Westm., 13 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
40. Sir Robt. Kyrkham, the King's
servant. Grant, in fee, for 543l. 18s. 4d.,
of the reversion and rent reserved upon
leases :—(a) By Robt. Molton, late
abbot and the late convent of Thornley
(sic), Camb., 24 April 22 Hen. VIII., to
Robt. Bariff of Haddon, Hunts., of the
site of the manor of Haddon, with its
appurtenances as held by Wm. Wright,
formerly farmer there, for 80 years, at 6l.
13s. 4d. rent : (b) By John, late abbot
and the late convent of Croyland, Linc.,
7 April 25 Hen. VIII., to Thos. Clerke
and Margaret his wife, of the manor and
hamlet of Elmyngton, Ntht., formerly
held by Ric. Clerke, father of the said
Thomas, by copy of court roll; for 80
years, at 7l. 10s. rent.
Grant also of (1) the said manors of
Haddon and Elmyngton; (2) the farm
called "le Vente" in Cuddesden (parcel
of the lordship of Cuddesden, Oxon.,
which belonged to Abendon Abbey), in
tenure of Wm. Wildgose, and tithes in
the same, with the Vent grove in Cuddesden
and Shawe wood in Halton, Oxon.,
which also belonged to Abendon; (3) a
pasture, etc., in Thumley, Oxon., in
tenure of Sir John Browne, which the
King lately obtained from Sir Thos.
Pope, his servant, and which
belonged to Dorchestre monastery,
Oxon., and are worth 5l. a year; (4)
also an annual rent of 5s. out of the
rectory of Haddon, and a portion of tithes
out of Graffham rectory, Oxon. (sic),
which belonged to Thorney, and all
woods upon the premises; also the
advowson of the church of Haddon,
which belonged to Thorney.
To hold (1 and 4) as one twentieth of
a knight's fee by rent of 52s. 8d.; (2) as
one fortieth by rent of 8s.; (3) as one
fortieth by rent of 10s.; free of all other
charges except 26s. 8d. a year to the
bailiff of Haddon. Westm., 10 Oct. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 9, m. 27.
41. Sir Thos. Pope and Eliz. his wife.
Licence to alienate nine messuages, &c.,
in Barmondsey, Surr., to Robert bp. of
St. Asaph's. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 7.
42. Thos. Lathom. Livery of lands
as kinsman and heir of Joan Lathom,
dec., d. and h. of Roland Lathom, dec.,
which Joan was lately a ward in the
King's custody; without proof of age;
in England, Wales or Calais; with
reversion of the lands which John Smyth
and Dorothy his wife hold, in right of
the latter, for life; profits from 7 Aug.
33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct.
34 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Injured. (Signed
by Lord St. John and Philip Parrys.)
Pat. p. 9, m. 13.
43. Sir Thos. lord Audeley of Walden,
Chancellor. Licence to alienate the
manor of Estorpe, Essex, with the
advowson of the rectory of Estorpe, with
appurtenances (specified) in Byrche
Magna and Byrche Parva, Essex, to
Robt. Forster. Westm., 21 Oct. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 4.
44. Ric. Cecill, yeoman of the Wardrobe.
To be steward of the lordships of
Nassington, Yarwell and Upton, Ntht.
Greenwich, 23 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 21 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9,
45. Commission of the peace.
Surrey.—Thomas abp. of Canterbury,
Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer
Norfolk, Lord President Suffolk, Russell
lord Privy Seal, Thos. earl of Rutland,
R. bp. of St. Asaph's, Hen. lord Mautravers,
Sir John Gage, Sir Robt. Southwell,
M.R., Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Ant.
Broun, Sir Thos. Hennege, Sir Ric.
Longe, Sir Thos. Pope, Sir John Aleyn,
Sir John Gresham, Sir Matthew Broun,
Sir Chr. More, Attorney General Whorwood,
Thos. Edgare, Jasper Horsey,
Nich. Legh of Adyngton, Thos.
Saunders, Robt. Wyntershull, Robt.
Acton, Thos. Lysley, Thos. Stydall,
Thos. Heron, John Skynner, Ric. Bedon,
John Carleton, Wm. Saunders, Ric.
Creswell, Robt. Curson, Laur. Stoughton,
John Skott and Wm. Muschampe.
Westm., 21 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 5d.
46. John Wyre. Lease of two watermills
in Wendover, Bucks., called the
Upper mylne, being "a brestemylne,"
and the Nether mylne, being "a overshottemylne"
(with reservations), parcel
of the late Queen Jane's lands; for 21
years; at 100s. rent and 20s. increase.
Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.—
S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and
Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
47. John Hurte, clk., King's chaplain.
Presentation to the perpetual vicarage
of Ware, London dioc. Westm., 19
Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23
Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
48. John Morys alias Morris alias
Mores, of Brampston, Leic., yeoman.
Pardon of all felonies, being crimes of
the magic arts, divinations and witchcraft
(offensiones ariolarum), committed
since 1 May 34 Hen. VIII.; with release
of forfeitures. Westm., 21 Oct. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
49. Giles Pole, of Saperton, Glouc.,
the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for
116l., of the reversions and rents
reserved of the following leases :—(a)
By Eliz. Ryprose, late abbess, and the
late convent of Romsey, Hants., 28
Sept. 20 Hen. VIII., to Hen. Pole and
Anne, his wife, of the site of the manor
of Hunlacy alias Honlacy and Torleton
beside Cotes, Glouc., with the tithes of a
chapel therein; for 31 years from
Michaelmas, 1539, at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent :
(b) By Joan Temes, late abbess, and the
late convent of Lacock, Wilts., 10 May
30 Hen. VIII., to Sir Edm. Tame of all
their possessions in Woodmancote,
Glouc., with reservations, for 40 years,
at 8 mks. rent.
Grant also of (1) the said manor and
tithes which belonged to Romsey, and
(2) the said lands in Woodmancote.
To hold (1) as one fortieth of a knight's
fee at 13s. 4d. rent and (2) as one
fortieth at 10s. 8d. Westm., 21 Oct. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. 24 Oct.—P.S. Pat.
p. 11, m. 17.
50. Robt. Alyn. Lease of the fishery
of the waters of Hadleigh Ree and Alesbury
Hope alias Tylbery Hope, with the
hawking there; late in tenure of John
Shelton, and parcel of Hadleigh castle,
Essex; for 21 years; at 10l. rent.
Westm., 16 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 24 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
51. Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Chief
Secretary. Custody of the manor of
Fryfolke with its park, warren, mill, &c.,
in Hants, which belonged to Ric.
Andrews, dec., during the minority of
Katharine, Constance and Ursula,
daughters and co-heirs of the said
Richard; with wardship and marriage
of the said daughters. And where it is
supposed that Katharine, widow of the
said Richard, was enceinte at the time
of his death, and may yet bear issue by
him, the said Wriothesley is to have the
wardship and marriage of such issue,
Westm., 21 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 24 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m.
52. Commission of the peace.
Camb.—Lord Chancellor Audeley,
Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk,
Russell lord Privy Seal, T. bp. of Ely,
Sir Edw. Mountagu, Thos. Bromley,
King's serjeant at law, Sir Ric. Crumwell,
Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Mich.
Fyssher, Sir Thos. Elyott, Sir Giles
Alyngton, John Hynde, King's serjeant
at law, Ph. Parys, Robt. Chester, John
Gooderyke, John Sewster, Thos.
Checheley, Hen. Gooderyke, Thos. Hutton,
Thos. Brakyn, Wm. Everard, John
Frvyle (sic), Ric. Bury, Simon Trewe,
Thos. Rudston, Thos. Castell, Thos.
Dunnold, Chr. Burgoyn and Wm. Coke.
Westm., 24 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 5d.
53. John Denton, of Blackthorne,
Oxon. Grant, in fee (in exchange for
the manor of Foxcote, Bucks., and for
57l. 12s. 9¾d.), of the reversion and part
of the rents reserved on the following
leases :—(a) By Joan Souche, late
prioress, and the convent of Markiate,
Beds., 26 May 22 Hen. VIII., to John
Griffith, late servant of the late Lord
Cardinal, of all their possessions in Burcester
alias Burceter called "the Nonnes
Place," except the moiety of wards,
reliefs and profits, for 21 years at 10 mks.
rent; (b) by Thos. Waterhouse, late
rector, and the late college of Assheruge,
15 March 28 Hen. VIII., to Isabella
Mawnde, of Chesterton, Oxon., widow,
of a meadow called Stripwike in
Ambresden, Oxon., for 30 years (rent
not given, but appears in the granting
clause as 10l. 17s., of which only 7s. are
Grant also of the said manor called
le Nonnes Place in Bissiter King's End,
Oxon., which belonged to Markyate
priory, and the manor of Ambresden,
which belonged to Assheruge college;
also meadows called Helyatisham and
Reffham in Blackthorne in Ambresden
parish, a meadow called Stirpwike in
Ambresden in tenure of Simon Mawnde
and the advowson of the vicarage of
Ambresden; all which belonged to
To hold the premises which belonged
to Markyate as one thirtieth of a knight's
fee by rent of 13s. 6d. and those of
Assheruge as one twentieth by rent of
34s. Westm., 16 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 25 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p.
10, m. 14.
54. Hen. Byrde, one of the yeomen
of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the
reversion and rent reserved upon a
Crown lease, 20 Feb. 17 Hen. VIII., to
David Burton, one of the gentlemen of
the King's Chapel, of land called
Bankers and Magnum Hachefelde,
Briggehouse land, and Magnum Wotty
(in tenure of Wm. Grenerigge), in
Lewisham and Lee, Kent, for 60 years
at 50s. rent. As one fortieth of a
knight's fee, rent free. Westm., 23
Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25
Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
55. Ph. Lentall. Annuity of 10l. out
of a moiety of the manor of Hymnesworth,
with appurtenances in Hymnesworth,
Southkyrkbie, Upton, Coldhenley,
Shafton, Northebusall (sic) and
Southebusall (sic), Yorks., which
belonged to Nich. Talbot, dec., during
the minority of Anthony, s. and h. of the
said Nicholas; with wardship and
marriage of the said heir. Greenwich,
30 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
27 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
56. John Jenyns, one of the gentlemen
of the Privy Chamber. Annuity of
20l. to be assigned by the master of the
Wards and Liveries in the manors of
Bromly Bagotts, Blyfield, Newton,
Littley Hay and Field and all lands in
Bramley Bagotts, Blithbury, Heywood,
Lye, Dunstall, Colton, Admaston, Kynston
and Feeld, Staff., which belonged to
Thos. Bagott, dec., during the minority
of Ric. Bagot, s. and h. of the said
Thomas; with wardship and marriage of
the said heir. Westm., 22 Oct. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Oct.—
P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 16.
57. Thos. abp. of Canterbury. Licence
to alienate the manor of Hele, Devon,
which belonged to Bukland monastery,
with all appurtenances in Hele in the
parish of Towestoke, Devon, to John
Wyndham. Westm., 28 Oct. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 4.
58. Wm. Stafford and Mary his wife
and Fras. Knollys and Katharine his
wife. Pardon for the alienation without
licence, by fine, levied, Trinity term 33
Hen. VIII., before Sir John Baldwin and
his colleagues, justices of Common Pleas,
between the said William and Mary,
plts., and Francis and Katharine, defts.,
of 2 messuages, 700 acres of land, 50
acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 100
acres of furze and heath, common of pasture
for 1,000 sheep and 59s. 2¾d. rent
in Fulborne. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
59. John Cole. Lease of (1) the site
and demesne lands of the manor of
Kemmerton, Glouc., formerly in the
occupation of Ric. Cogan; and (2) a
cottage, garden and water-mill there,
parcel of Warwicklands and Spencerslands;
with reservations; for 21 years;
at rents of 4l. and 26s. 8d. respectively
and 6s. 8d. approved. Del. Westm., 28
Oct. 34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by
Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p.
7, m. 17.
60. Nich. Uppetun, esquire. Lease
of the site of the late park of Stokenham,
Devon, now disparked; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 6l. a year of new
arrentation. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34
Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Daunce,
Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
61. Chr. [Lit]cott, one of the King's
pensioners. Lease of a fulling mill, with
meadow and croft adjoining in Swallowfelde
cum Shenfilde, Berks., parcel of
the late Queen Jane's lands; with
reservations; for 21 years; at 32s. 8d.
rent and 3s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm.,
28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed
by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat.
p. 3, m. 4.
62. John Blencowe. Warrant
headed "Com. Northt," declaring that,
as the office found upon the death of
Thomas Blencowe proves that he died
22 May 34 Henry VIII., seised of lands
in that county worth 17l. 16s. a year,
and that John his son and heir is of full
age, "you" may at once make out the
livery of the same lands to the said John.
27 Oct. 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm.,
28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Signed
by Lord St. John, Hynde and Sewster.)
63. John Soulemont, of the Isle of
Jersey. Livery of lands as brother and
heir of Thos. Soulemont, the King's
French secretary, dec., without proof of
age, in co. Devon and elsewhere. With
profits from 10 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.
—S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John and
Philip Parys. Injured.) Pat. p. 9,
64. John Gate, a groom of the Privy
Chamber. Wardship and marriage of
William, s. and h. of John Barley, dec.
Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 28 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m.
65. Commission of gaol delivery.
Colchester gaol.—Sir Humph. Wyngfeld,
Sir John Raynesforth, Sir Wm.
Pyrton, Sir John Seyntclere, Ant.
Cooke. John Lucas, John Pylbarough,
John Edmondes, Thos. Tey, John Blake,
Thos. Josselyn, and Wm. Harrys.
Westm., 28 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 13d.
66. Ric. Andrewes, of Hayles, Glouc.
Licences to alienate :—
(i.) A half virgate of land in Cotton
under Gillesburgh, which belonged to
St. John's of Jerusalem, and a messuage
there which belonged to Sulby monastery,
Ntht., both of which are in tenure of
Wm. Janyway; to the said William and
Robt. Janyway his son, in tail male to the
said Robert, with remainder to Thos.
Janyway, another son of the said
William, in tail male, with remainder
to the right heirs of the said William.
Westm., 30 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 5, m. 19.
(ii.) Northtoft manor, Ntht., which
belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem, and
the mansion and house in Gildesborugh
in which Alex. Belcher dwells, and all
appurtenances of the rectory of Gildesborugh
lying in Northtoft, with the
advowson of the vicarage of Gildesborugh
and a virgate of land in tenure of Thos.
Lucas, which belonged to Sulby monastery,
Ntht. : to the said Alex. Belcher.
Westm., 30 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 5, m. 20.
67. Commission of the peace.
Bucks.—Lord Chancellor Audeley,
Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk,
Russell lord Privy Seal, J. bp. of Lincoln,
Wm. lord Grey of Wylton, And
lord Wyndesore, John lord Mordaunt,
Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldewyn,
Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law,
Sir John Daunce, Sir Fras. Bryan, Sir
Wm. Wyndesore, Sir Edm. Pekham, Sir
Edw. Dunne, Sir Walter Stonour, Sir
Robt. Dormer, Sir Ralph Varney, Sir
Ant. Lee, Hen. Bradshawe, Thos.
Gyfford, John Croke, Geo. Bulstrod,
Robt. Drury, Robt. Pekham, Thos.
Lowe, Ric. Greneway, Geo. Gyfford,
Paul Darrell, Ant. Cave, John Babam,
Wm. Wogan, Arth. Longvyle, Robt.
Cheyney, John Bosse, John Goodwyn
and Chr. Wescote. Westm., 31 Oct.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 6d.