VI. II., No.
63. Chapuys to Charles V.
Received, early yesterday, the packet despatched by Granvelle on his
arrival at Genoa, containing the Emperor's letters of 3 Nov. In answer,
can only add to his preceding letters that this King's deputies sent him word
by his man that the King approved what he had said, and would be here very
shortly and would then speak with him; the deputies adding that they thought
that all went well. The King's good will will be increased by his indignation
at the French and Scots having together, lately, taken ten English ships coming
from Bordeaux with wine for himself and others, "et du moins ne tiendra il,
Sire, a dilligente sollicitation et soigneuse poursuyte." Will keep both the
Emperor and Grandvelle informed of events. The French ambassador has
not been in Court since the time mentioned in Chapuys' last letters : but the
English have since then despatched four or five times to France, and the
ambassador may return to Court soon, for two couriers came to him yesterday.
Had just written the above when a person who had dined with the ambassador
reported that one of the said couriers was from the governor of Boulogne,
notifying that Martin van Rossem was arrived in Julliers and joined with the
duke of Cleves's army; and the governor's letter (which the ambassador showed
to Chapuys's informant and to the ambassador of Cleres who dined with them)
added the lies that Martin van Rossem defeated a great number of the Emperor's
men who tried to stop him and that he had ravaged. Brabant in revenge for the
damage done to Julliers, and also stated that the Sieur de Longueval was in
Luxemburg expecting money, which may be a lie too. The other courier brought
letters from Francis, written on the 10th instant at La Rochelle, stating that
after appeasing the mutiny there (where two commissaries and a treasurer
were slain by the populace in defence of their privilege) the King entered
the town and, on New Year's Day, sat in state, with his two sons, the
Cardinal of Tornon and other great personages around him, while those of the
town made "emende honorable," renouncing their privileges and delivering
the keys and a present of 60,000 fr.; but, considering their poverty and the
reasons they alleged, he declined the money and pardoned them, imputing
the fault to the governor of the country, who was dismissed from office.
Count Guillaume de Fousemberg and his lieutenant have left France very
dissatisfied, but most of their band would not follow them. Chapuys'
informant said that the ambassador had no charge to go to Court; and that
when there these holydays, the ambassador spoke chiefly for restitution of the ship
that carried back the Cardinal of Scotland and was afterwards taken by the
English; getting into a great passion, and speaking indiscreetly against the chiefs of
the Council. If he continue this style of dealing it may be possible so to incite this
King against the French as to divert him from the enterprise of Scotland to that
of France, by persuading him that, after taking this opportunity to order the
King of France, the source of all the calamities of Christendom, he could obtain
the realm of Scotland without trouble, whereas otherwise the King of France,
with very little expense, will hinder all his enterprises in Scotland, and that, in
all events, it would be better to defer the enterprise of Scotland, as some partiality
might arise between the four governors, especially by the practices of Earl Douglas
whose nephews two of them are (which earl the King of Scots, before his death,
ordered to be restored to his property, as unjustly deprived, and also [ordered] that
a nephew of the Earl's who had long been in prison might be released), and
during the dissension he (Henry) would always have a party there, but if he
now follows his enterprise he will constrain all the realm to unite and seek assistance
elsewhere. London, 21 Jan. 1543.
French, pp. 4. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS. endorsed as received at
Madrid, 26 Feb. 1542.
32, 649, f. 87,
64. Lisle to Henry VIII.
Sir George Duglas is returned out of Scotland with Henry Raye,
each bringing Lisle a letter from Arren, sent herewith. That brought by
Raye was delivered in the presence of the whole Council, and devised by
the Cardinal in answer to Lisle's, which Arren had, in mistake for
another, pulled out of his pocket and shown to the Cardinal, who read it
and asked what the credence was. Arren afterwards came to Sir George
Duglas and, showing how he had "overshot himself," asked advice. Sir
George bade him send for the Cardinal and say that, as the letter partly
touched him, he should answer it; which he did, and Arren openly delivered
it to Raye and gave Sir George another letter for Lisle.
Sir George's discourse was as follows. On receiving his safe conduct
from Arren, now (as he says) governor, he went into Scotland with eight
persons. By the way resorted to him above 1,000 horses to welcome him;
by whom he learnt that Arren and other of the Council had ridden to the
Queen, and when the others returned to Edinburgh Arren had gone home
to Hambleton. Sir George therefore rode to his kinsman the Earl of
Mortun, four miles from Edinburgh, and was there at Arren's return to
Edinburgh on Monday night last. Arren sent for him the same night,
and talked familiarly with him until after midnight and lodged him within
two chambers of his own lodging. Next day Sir George was brought
before the Council, where the Cardinal said his coming was for no good to
Scotland and that his brother and he had been so long nourished in
England that they would never profit their own country, and should
not be admitted to their peace and lands until it appeared to the
whole realm that they were come for defence of their native country and
would be sworn to it. Argill and Murray and all the bishops thought the
same, but Huntley thought that they should be at once admitted without
question. Thereupon Arren stood up and desired them to set apart all
malice and affection and ponder the state of the realm : although governor,
he would desire all to consent to the receiving of his kinsman who had been
long wrongfully kept out, but, if that consent was refused, he would "help
to set them in, whosoever said nay, or he would take the part that they
took." Sir George was then bidden to draw aside, and, after long
debate, he was called in again and told that they should be admitted and
trusted to be true gentlemen to their native country as their ancestors
were. The Cardinal then spoke with Sir George apart, and first asked him
whether he was a good Christian or given to the new learning after the
fashion of England. Sir George answered that he was christened and, if
not a good Christian, he prayed God to make him one; but the best of
them two might be amended, and he "wished that the realm of Scotland
were no worse Christians than the Realm of England." The Cardinal gave
a great sigh and talked no more of those matters, but bade him welcome
and desired him to forget past grudges, saying he had 20,000 crs. at his
commandment. The Cardinal then went straight to Arren and tried to put
him in jealousy of Anguishe and Sir George, reminding him how Anguishe
killed his kinsfolk and bidding him take heed to himself. Arren declared this
to Sir George that night, saying that the Cardinal "was the falsest
karle in the world" and that he had "sundry times advised him to sue a
divorce from his wife and to marry the Queen"; and concluded that, as
soon as Anguishe returned, they would lay hands upon the Cardinal
and send him to England if the King would have him. Sir George says
that if the King admits an embassy Arren will send him as first in the
commission, and that he thinks the other two should be Lyrmonthe and
Henry Penneyse, "which was treasurer to the last King and so remaineth."
Arren himself so desires to see the King that he might be brought to
London, and would not be afraid of the Scots chosing another governor
in his absence if Anguishe were there. Asked whether Arren would agree
to Henry's having the governance of the young Princess, Sir George said
that he had not yet moved such matters for fear of giving suspicion; he
thought Arren would be loath to leave the governance, but would not stick
to make a contract between my lord Prince and her and let Henry appoint
her keepers, provided she went not out of the realm. Of the prisoners, all
men in Scotland talked of their being bound to perform many things to
Henry, insomuch that it was proposed to stop their hostages. Sir George
is very angry that his brother signed the articles with those prisoners, and
thinks that it will put their friends in jealousy of them and endanger their
lives; saying that "his brother was but a beast and had no wit to
serve when time did proffer." Asked what he would do if the King
willed him to do the like, he replied that he would obey in all
things; but, if he had been in his brother's place, he would have first
ridden to the King and declared his opinion. The other lords could
make it their excuse that they were prisoners, but what could his brother
answer if Arren and the Council asked whether he had "granted to any
such act or not"? Told him that if it came to such a point (which was
unlikely) his brother and he had wit enough to shape an answer, and that
he put more doubts than needed, for those lords and gentlemen would do
their best to perform their promise as men of honor ought to do. Sir
George said that some of them would be hanged or killed ere long, meaning
Sincler and the lord of Craggy. Continuing his request for Lisle to write
for licence for an embassy and for an abstinence for certain months, Sir
George said that Arren, in his desire for peace, had obtained that the lords
of Scotland had charged the surnames of their Borders not to ride into
England, and that if an embassy were granted, he himself would be chief
of it. Asked why he desired an embassy now, seeing that he and his
brother before urged Lisle to write to the King to refuse it; and he answered
that his friends about the Council secretly advised it. To-morrow his brother
enters with him into Scotland, and, if this matter which his brother signed
has not impeded their credit with Arren, "they will have the Cardinal by
the back within this x or xij days."
Henry Raye says that, after he received the letter, Arren sent for him to
Sir George Duglas's chamber, and there told him of the delivering of Lisle's
letter to the Cardinal instead of another, adding "but for all that the
smakett kerle ys begyled." Raye thinks that Sir George will bear the
greatest stroke with Arren.
Is troubled because, by the departure of my lord of Duresme, he has no
experienced man to advise him. Here is none but Sir Ric. Manners and
Mr. Uvedale, "who is very sick still, and if he were as whole as ever he was
these matters would trouble him." My lord Lieutenant will shortly be at
Dernton, but that is far to send upon such sudden chances as Sir George's
coming was, who could only tarry the time of his discourse. Alnwick
Castle, 21 Jan., 5 a.m. Signed.
Pp. 9. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
A. P. C.,
65. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Hampton Court 20 and 21 Jan. Present :—Privy Seal,
Gt. Chamb., St. John, Westminster, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Riche. No business recorded.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 22 Jan. Present :—as before.
Business :—Letter written to the lieutenant of the Tower to receive Leyche
and Preistman who slew the King's herald (fn. 1) in Scotland.
34 and 35
Begun at Westminster 16 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII., and continued by
various prorogations to 10 May 35 Hen. VIII.
Acts passed in the 2nd session [holden at Westminster 22 Jan. 34
I. Acts entered on the Parliament Roll, viz. :—
1. [Cap. v., o. n. (fn. 2) 5]. Explanation of the Statute of Wills.
2. [Cap. xix., o. n. 19]. Payment of pensions, etc., granted by the
3. [Cap. xxvii., o. n. orig. wanting]. For subsidy of the Temporalty
(chiefly because of the cost of the war with Scotland).
4. [Cap. xxviii., o. n. orig. wanting]. For subsidy of the clergy.
5. [Cap. xxvi., o. n. 25]. Ordinances for Wales.
6. [Cap. i., o. n. 1]. For the advancement of true religion. (Regulations
for the printing, sale and use of bibles and other books of religion).
7. [Cap. ii., o. n. 2]. Concerning collectors and receivers of the King's
8. [Cap. iii., o. n. 3]. Assise (i.e. measurement) of coals and wood.
9. [Cap. iv., o. n. 4]. Against debtors who absent themselves or
"keep their houses" (in title "make bankrupte").
10. [Cap. vi., o. n. 6]. Making of pins.
11. [Cap. vii., o. n. 7]. Authorising certain of the King's Council to
set the price of wines both in gross and in retail.
12. [Cap. viii., o. n. 8]. Authorising skilled persons who are not
surgeons to administer medicines (a practice for which the Fellowship of
Surgeons of London, minding only their own lucre, have vexed divers honest
men and women).
13. [Cap. ix., o. n. 9]. Preservation of the river Severne.
14. [Cap. x., o. n. 10]. For the making of coverlets in York.
15. [Cap. xi., o. n. 11]. For the making of friezes and cottons in
16. [Cap. xii., o. n. 12]. For the paving of streets (named) in London
17. [Cap. xiii., o. n. 13]. For the county palatine of Chester to be
represented in Parliament by two knights and the city of Chester by two
burgesses, and the old privilege of debtors there to be abolished.
18. [Cap. xiv., o. n. 14]. For brief certificates of all attainders,
outlawries, and convictions to be made into the King's Bench, and there
19. [Cap. xv., o. n. 15]. For the dean and chapter of Wells to be the
sole chapter of the bpric. of Bath and Wells.
20. [Cap. xvi., o. n. 16]. Sheriffs' accounts.
21. [Cap. xvii., o. n. 17]. For the bps. of the newly erected bprics.
to pay their tenths into the Court of First Fruits and not into that of
22. [Cap. xviii., o. n. 18]. Privileges of Canterbury.
23. [Cap. xx., o. n. 20]. Against feigned recoveries of lands granted
by the Crown in tail.
24. [Cap xxi., o. n. 26]. For confirmation of letters patent notwithstanding
misnaming of anything therein.
25. [Cap. xxii., o. n. 21]. Recoveries, deeds enrolled and releases
acknowledged before head officers of corporate towns to stand as before the
Act of 32 Hen. VIII. (cap. 28).
26. [Cap. xxiii., o. n. 22]. For due execution of proclamations.
27. [Cap. xxiv., o. n. 23]. Confirmation to John Hynde, serjeant-at-law,
and his heirs of the manor of Burlewas in Maddingley, Camb., alias
"the shyre manour of the countie of Cambridge," under an annual payment
of 10l. for the knights of that shire in Parliament.
28. [Cap. xxv., o. n. 24]. Authority to set up a windmill and make a
"conduit head" for fresh water in the town of Poole.
II. Acts on the Parliament Roll but not printed in the Statutes at
29. [Cap. xxix., o. n. 44]. Confirmation to Thos. duke of Norfolk of
the mansion in South Lambeth and lands there which lady Agnes duchess
of Norfolk lately held, in exchange for the site, &c., of the late priory of
Clerkenwell; and also of his copyhold of the messuage called the Bell and
other lands in Lambeth of the abp. of Canterbury.
30. [Cap. xxx., o. n. 34.] Assurance of the treasurership of Salisbury
Cathedral to Thos. Robertson and of the archdeaconry of Taunton to John
Redmayn (which benefices were resigned to them by word only, the former
by Ric. bp. of Chichester at Mich. 32 Hen. VIII., and the latter by John
Dakyn, 24 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII).
31. [Cap. xxxi., o. n. 41]. Denization of William and Cornelius, sons
of Thomas Brandlyng, advocate to the Fellowship of English Merchants
Adventurers at Antwerp, by a woman of that country.
32. [Cap. xxxii., o. n. 36]. Restoration in blood of Walter Hungerford
and Edward Nevell, sons respectively of Sir Walter lord Hungerford
and Sir Edw. Nevell, attainted.
33. [Cap. xxxiii., o. n. 33]. Denization of Richard, Thomas and
William, sons of Wm. Maye of London, skinner, by Isabel daughter of
John Balyro, whom Maye married at Pharo in Portugal; also of John
Marye son of Robt. Faythe alias Venables, Portcolles pursuivant, by
Jeronyma daughter of Francis Denoto, whom the said Robert married while
in the King's service at Jenys in Italy.
34. [Cap. xxxiv., o. n. 48]. Denization of Derike, Matthew and
Gilbert, sons of Robert Dethicke, late yeoman of the King's armoury,
a native of Derbyshire, by Agatha daughter of Mathis Leyendecker, whom
the said Robert married at the town of Acon, beyond sea.
35. [Cap. xxxv., o. n. 30]. Assurance to John Payne of his office of
clerk of the treasury and warrants and keeper of the records and writs of
the Court of King's Bench for life.
36. [Cap. xxxvi., o. n. 28]. Grant of the rectory of Strubby, Linc.,
which belonged to Markeby priory, to the dean and chapter of Lincoln.
III. Acts not on the Parliament Roll and not printed in the Statutes at
Cap. xxxvii. [o. n. 27]. Assurance (1) to Thomas abp. of Canterbury
and his successors of the manor of Bekysbourne, alias Levingesborn,
Kent (except the lands in Somerfild, Whitstable, Bisshoppesbourne and
Adysham) and the manor of Forde alias Shelvingforde now belonging to
Thos. Culpeper, son and heir of Sir Alex. Culpeper, and all Culpeper's
lands in Bekisborn alias Levingesborn, Patrokesborn, Well, Hothe,
Chistlett, Reculver, Heron and Westbere, Kent, and of the manor of
Colrede, Kent, and the parsonages of Bewe Feelde, Kent, and Lytle Brickhill,
Bucks, which now belong to Sir John Gage. (2) To Sir John Gage
and his heirs of the manor of Ramescombe, Suss., with the fishing of
Brodewater in South Malling, Southtram and Bedyngham, Suss., the parks,
&c., called More Parke, Ryngmere Parke and Plasshet Parke in Ryngmere,
Suss., Plottys Parke and Olde Ponde, alias Plottys Brigge in Litle Horsted
and Framfelde, Suss., and all appurtenances of Ramescombe manor, now
belonging to the Abp. (3) To Thos. Culpeper in fee, in recompense for his
lands above mentioned, the manor and site of the late priory
of Combewell alias Comwell, Kent, the advowson of Hever church, and
all Gage's land (named) which belonged to Combewell monastery; and to him
(Culpeper) and the heirs of his body by Elizabeth, his late wife, one of the
daughters and heirs of Sir Wm. Hawte (and in default to the right heirs of
Sir Wm. Hawte), the manor of Bisshoppesborn, Kent, and park called
Langham Park, except the wood called the Covert, which now belong to the
Cap. xxxviii. [o. n. 29]. Confirmation of an indenture made between
Sir Wm. Sydney and Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, 4 Jan. 34 H. VIII., for a marriage
between Wm., s. and h. of Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, and Anne Sydney, one of
the daughters of Sir Wm. Sydney, assuring to the said Anne, in jointure,
the manors of Gaynespark, Hennolles, Madilles and Marshalles, Essex, with
lands in Theydon Garnan, Eppyng, Thedenmount and Northwyld, which
belonged to Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, grandfather of the said William.
Cap. xxxix. [o. n. 31]. Partition of the lands of John Strelley, of
Strelley, dec., viz. :—To Sir John Markham and Dame Anne his wife, one of
the daughters and heirs of the said John Strelley, the lands in Ratclyff,
Wheatley, &c. (named), to Thos. Powtrell, son and heir of Margaret Powtrell,
another daughter, the lands in Chilwell, &c., to Wm. Sacheverell and
Mary his wife, the third daughter, lands in Hernsell, &c., and to Sir Nic.
Strelley those due to him as heir male of the said John Strelley.
Cap. xl. [o. n. 32]. That, whereas Eliz. Burgh, late wife of Sir Thos.
Burgh, dec., son and heir apparent of Thos. lord Burgh, lived in adultery
during her husband's lifetime, and had children, Margaret, Humfrey, and
Arthur by other persons than her husband, as she has partly confessed,
these children are to be taken for bastards.
Cap. xli. [o. n. 35]. Assurance to lady Anne Cobham, wife of George
Broke lord Cobham, in lieu of jointure, of certain lands of the said lord
Cobham, viz., the castle and manors of Collyng, Bekeley, Strode Temple,
and Chatyngdon, and other lands in Collyng, Bekeley, Strode Temple and
Frynesbury, Kent, the site &c. of the late dissolved college of Cobham, and
the hundred of Shamell, Kent; to be enjoyed during her life from the
death of the said lord Cobham.
Cap. xlii. [o. n. 38]. Act at the suit of Hugh Denys, son and heir of
John Denys, dec., nephew to Hugh Denys, dec., one of the esquires of the
Body (who, 9 Oct. 1511, made his last will leaving his manor of
Purle, Essex, and the reversion of the manors of Snorham, &c., under
conditions which included a payment to the priory of Shene, which
is now dissolved, so that the conditions cannot be fulfilled) allowing the rest
of the will and substituting payment to the master and fellows of St. Mary
Mawdelyn in Cambridge.
Cap. xliii. [o. n. 39]. Whereas lady Anne, wife of Sir Wm. Parre lord
Parre, continued in adultery notwithstanding admonition, and, finally,
two years past, left his company and has since had a child begotten
in adultery, that the said child and all future children she may have shall
be held bastards.
Cap. xliv. [o. n. 40]. Whereas Sir Philip Draycott, 40 years past, married
Dame Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Fitzherbert, and she, after
20 years, without cause, as proved before the King's Council, left him and
now, unnaturally, seeks to disinherit her children; this Act confirms the
manor of Sedsalle, Derb., Upton, Leic., and lands in Asshe, Foston and
Makley, Derb., and Upton and Stoke, Leic., and Calengewood, Rudlo, and
Brodoke, Staff., to Sir Philip and the said Dame Elizabeth until 22 Jan.
84 Hen. VIII., and then to John Draycott, son of Richard, dec., son of the
said Sir Philip and Eliz., and his heirs, with contingent remainder to
George, another son of Sir Philip and Eliz., and to Eliz., Susanne, Alice
and Dorothy, daughters of the same Sir Philip and Eliz.
Cap. xlv. [o. n. 42]. Confirmation of the establishment of the
Collegiate Church of Southwell, Notts., to all intents and purposes, as it
was on 1 June 32 Hen. VIII.
Cap. xlvi. [o. n. 43]. Act made at the suit of Sir Wm. Barentyne,
Jane Pole, widow of Arthur Pole, dec., one of the daughters of Sir Roger
Lewkenour, dec., Elizabeth Lewkenour, widow of the said Roger, and Sir
Hen. Knyvet, gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Anne his wife, confirming
the provisions (detailed) of an award by the Lord Chancellor 21 April
34 Hen. VIII. upon the dispute which was between the said Sir Roger and
Elizabeth and the said Sir Wm. Barentyne and Jane Pole, concerning the
lands of the said Sir Roger and other matters, which was submitted to the
Court of Chancery in the year 33 Hen. VIII.; which award cannot be fully
executed because the said Sir Roger is since deceased.
Cap. xlvii. [o. n. 45]. Exchange between Wm. bp. of Norwich and
Thos. Paston, of the Privy Chamber, assuring to Paston the manors of Paston
and Hardele, Norf., a marsh or pasture called Poswyke Mershe and a marsh
or pasture called Chambers Marsshe, both on the south side of the river that
runs on the south side of the towns of Runham and Mautebye, Norf., now
in tenure of Sir Wm. Paston and previously in that of John Pallyng and of
John Duck, a marsh or pasture called Monckes Mersshe, adjoining one of
the said Thos. Paston, son of Sir Wm., called Ravenessehall Mersshe, now
in tenure of Sir Wm. Paston and previously of John Pope, another marsh
or pasture in Redeham, Norf., called Monkes Mersshe in tenure of Sir Wm.
Paston and previously of Thos. Godsalve, a pasture and wood called Swanton
Woode in Swanton alias Swanton Abbot, Norf., in tenure of Sir Wm.
Paston (all which belonged to the late mon. of St. Benet); in exchange for
the manors of Gunthorpe and Welles next the Sea and the rectory of
Darsyngham, Norf., tithes in Saxlyngham, Norf., and pensions of 10s. from
the parsons of Saxlyngham and Wells next the Sea and of 26s. 8d. from
the parson of Ingoldesthorp, Norf.; all which belonged to Bynham mon. and
were granted to Paston by pat. 15 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.
Cap. xlviii. [o. n. 46]. Assurance to Sir Brian Tuke of the manors
of Layer Marney and Giberackes, Essex, and other lands (named), which,
in pursuance of an exchange, 20 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII., were granted by Sir
Thos. lord Awdeley of Walden to the King, which lands belonged (descent
given) to Hen. lord Marney, dec.
Brief abstract of the establishment and powers of the Court of Wards
under the Statute of 32 Hen. VIII. [cap. 46] and of its authority under the
subsequent statutes of 33 Hen. VIII. cap. 22 and 39 and 34-5 Hen. VIII.
Small paper, pp. 10.
2. Printed copy of the Act 34-5 Henry VIII. cap. 40, declaring the three
children (named) of Eliz. Burgh, late wife of Sir Thos. Burgh, dec., to be
Attested by Thos. Knight, clerk of the Parliament, 8 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII.
3. MS. copy of § 2 in a modern hand.
Large paper, pp. 2
4. Printed copy of the Act 34-5 Henry VIII. cap. 43, declaring the
children of the lady Anne, wife of Sir Wm. Parre, lord Parre, to be
Attested by Thos. Knight, clerk of the Parliament, 10 June 35 Hen. VIII.
5. Clause of the Act of Parliament 34 and 35 Hen. VIII., cap. 46, providing
that the Act shall not be prejudicial to the marriage of Dame Jane Barentyne
with Sir William Barentyne and that their heirs shall be considered
"muliers legittimate"; because "an advowe of the mantell and the ring,"
supposed to be made by her when widow of Sir Arthur Pole, was void, as
she was before lawfully married to two husbands and had issue by each, and
therefore could not by God's law profess any solemn vow; moreover it was
taken by a bishop (fn. 3) of a foreign diocese not authorised by the bp. of the
diocese and was forced upon her by Henry Pole, then lord Montague,
brother to the said Sir Arthur, when she was in extreme grief for the death
of her husband Sir Arthur and one of her children.
Pp. 2. Endd. The Parliament.
6. "Imbridgement" of the proof made by Sir Wm. Barantyne and Dame
Jane concerning their matter.
1. The death of Sir Arthur Poole was first showed, by the late lord
Montague, to lady Jane Poole, alias Barantyne, a month after Sir Arthur
died. 2. That was the Friday before the Sunday upon which she received
the mantle and the ring. 3. That Friday, upon the knowledge of her
husband's death, she was "almost besides herself" with sorrow. 4. That
Friday, or next day, the corpse of Sir Arthur was brought to Bishams
priory and buried. 5. The Sunday of her pretensed profession, in the
conventual church of Bisham, before coming into Our Lady chapel there,
"the bishop of St. Assaphen (fn. 3) did say unto the said dame Jane (she saying
unto him, 'If I may take it upon me for a season and leave it at my
pleasure I am content to take it upon me, or else not'), 'God forbid else,
Madame,for all religious persons have a time of probation.'" 6. At receiving
the mantle and ring she asked the bp. of St. Assaphen how she should be
bound by that profession, which is proof that she did not know the
meaning of a vow. 7. The bishop said to her "Madame, ye shall be used
as a novice, and to leave your weed at your pleasure. I will bind you no
further." 8. The Tuesday after her pretensed profession she cast away her
tiring and barbe and [the witnesses] (fn. 4) never afterwards saw her wear tiring
nor mantle, although they saw her continually as long as she tarried at
Bisham. 9. The witnesses examined by the Office and those brought in
by Sir Wm. Barantyne and Dame Jane say that, after her pretensed profession,
they saw her wear the black frock and white hood, like a mourner,
in which she came to her profession, and not the mantle. 10. Lord
Montague and the late Countess of Sarum, his mother, greatly coveted that
the said Dame Jane should profess chastity and take the mantle and ring
that she might have no more issue; so that Henry Poole, son of Sir Arthur
and her, lord Montague's nephew, then living, and, in default of him, the
other children of the said Sir Arthur and Jane, should inherit the lands of
Sir Roger Lewkenour, their grandfather, then aged 70 and worth 500
mks. a year. 11. Lord Montague did earnestly instigate and procure Dame
Jane to take the mantle and ring, declaring that "she should take it for a
time to avoid suitors and other dangers."
Pp. 3. Endd. : Toching Sr Arthure Pole.
32, 649, f. 93.
68. Lisle to the Council.
Received at Alnwick, 22 Jan., their letters dated Hampton Court
19 Jan.; and, forthwith, despatched a post to Sir Fras. Bryan, who wrote
yesternight from Duresme that he would be at Newcastle to-night. The
four ships at Newcastle are ready. As to the other six ships, has divers
times written to Basing and the captains with him, both before the King
made him admiral and since, and especially upon the King's letters of the
9th inst. From Newcastle, on the 14th, sent in post to Basing charging
him to bring all the King's ships to Tynemouth or the Skate Rode. Has
often written of their lying in Humbre and suffering the Scots to rob, and
has just learnt that last week the Scots sent to Lithe eight crayers laden
with corn taken on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. These matters must be
remedied to the terror of "such sluggards and haven creepers." It is
untrue to say that the wind has not served; for divers ships have come to
Tynemouth from the South, and, on the 9th inst., came four Newcastle
ships out of Humbre which spoke with the King's ships riding in Humbre
mouth. Lisle's own ship is with them and dare not leave their company
because she has some of his plate and stuff. Has written to Bryan to warn
As to the Council's letters, has sent Raye into Scotland with a letter to
Arren to be delivered openly, because he brought one which was delivered him
before the Council and devised by the Cardinal. This answer is like the
Cardinal's letter, "both like a Welshman's hose," and sent because Raye's
coming without an answer should have caused mistrust. Wrote another
letter to Arren to be delivered by Sir George Duglas, and wrote to Sir
George and his brother, jointly, enclosing copies of both the letters to
Arren; these in a separate packet which Raye carries "hidden in most
secret wise." Copies of all herewith.
Will now ride straight to Newcastle and see Master Bryan on the seas.
Begs pardon for any faults he may commit, as my lord of Duresme is gone
and there is none here to whom he participates these matters or who could
advise him. Here is but his cousin Manners. Sir Thos. Tempest
is gone to his sheriffwick. Sir Wm. Malorye was very sick
and is gone home. Brian Layton tarries upon his charge, and Sir Ralph
Evers is but coming and going. Has never been practised in matters of
Council and is harassed by the fear of letting things pass contrary to the
King's pleasure. Our treasurer (fn. 5) has been "very sore handled with a spice
of a palsey," and is this day gone to Newcastle for his health. He has but
400l. left, whereof he carried 100l. to Newcastle; and our month ends
upon Monday next. Sir George Duglas desired Lisle to write to the King
to allow him and his brother for 400 men, saying they would make a strong
party and serve better than twice so many upon the Borders. Sir George
also said that Arren offered him his wife's sister, one of Morton's daughters
and heirs, in marriage for his son, and promised to make him (Sir George)
an earl. Alnwik, 22 Jan. Not signed. (fn. 6)
Pp. 5. Add. Endd. : "The Viscount Lisle to the Counsaill, xxijo Jarii ao
VI. II., No.
69. Charles V. to Chapuys.
Has received his letters of 2 and 22 Nov. and learnt the communications
which the Sieur de Corrieres and he have had with the King
of England and his Council upon the treaty of closer amity, and the stay
they persist in making in the two principal articles, viz. of defence and
hantise, which would be to the Emperor's prejudice if passed as
in the apostyle to the bill annexed to Chapuys's said letters. Has
again discussed these articles with his Council and cannot see that
they may be passed otherwise than is declared in De Corrieres
charge, as they depend upon the Faith. If he has not passed further
and treated according to his charge from the Emperor's sister
(which it is not thought that he will have done, as events have not been so
bad as to give the King occasion of rupture, who will always seek to
temporise), Chapuys shall renew his persuasions, declaring the advantage
to England of this closer amity and that the Emperor, out of desire for it,
will condescend to all the other articles as in Chapuys's said writing. If
however the two articles cannot be concluded he shall, without breaking off,
advertise the Queen of Hungary and Grandvelle, being in Germany, who
are to advise whether in that case to pass the treaty, or find other
expedients, and instruct him accordingly. Although the English
ambassador here resident has received letters both from his master and
from his Council since the receipt of Chapuys's of 2 Nov., and is amply
informed of the communications there, he makes no sign of it nor asks
audience, and lies in villages three or four leagues hence, hunting and
making great cheer, without taking other care of his master's affairs. Has
signified to him the despatch of this, in order, if he wished to write, to send his
with it; and cannot think what he can write, since he has not spoken with
the Emperor, "et sera bien que y ayez regard si daventure il advertisoit
davantaige du contenu en ceste."
Hearing of the French King's preparations for enterprises this spring,
especially of the great number of Almains on the side of Navarre and
Fontarabie, intends, after ordering things in this quarter, to go to
Barcelona, to be nearer Navarre and Perpignan; and writes to Prince
Doria to be there with his galleys before the end of March, to succour the
frontiers of the sea and be ready for events, and, especially, if the French
King should turn his forces towards Italy or the Low Countries, to be able
to go wherever necessity most required. Madrid, 23 Jan. 1543.
French pp. 3. Modern transcript from Vienna.
29,597, f. 5.
70. The Duke Of Suffolk.
Warrant of the Duke of Suffolk for post horses to Hull for the bearer.
Darnton, 23 Jan. 34. Hen. VIII. Signed.
71. Paget to Henry VIII.
This morning, as I was going to horseback, arrived from Dieppe
one (fn. 7) who said he was a servant of Sir Henry Knevett, by whom and Mr.
Denye he was commanded, at his leaving England, to advertise any
knowledge be got touching the furtherance of your affairs. At first I was
very suspicious of him; but after he had proved his credit by sundry
tokens, and I considered that his advertisement if true might be profitable,
and if not, and only a practise to get money, would only involve
the loss of a little money, I thought best to send it. It
is that the gentleman (fn. 8) who (as I wrote by Frances) goes into Scotland
remains in Diepe Castle, attending for the three ships that are being put
in readiness, which, when finished and furnished for war "shall be sold
under a colour to the Scots, and conveyed into Scotland." They will be
ready before Candlemas. One is of 300 tons, belonging to the captain of
Diepe, in which passes the ambassador (as this fellow calls him), the
master being Michael Russel, brother to the master of the Ferronere
whom you have in England. Another is of 200 tons and belongs to John
Bushart, of Diepe, and the third is of 150 tons and belonged to Nic. Du
Vale, the comptroller, lately deceased. Forty cannoneers are picked to go
in them. Six other ships are preparing at Diepe to be sold, as aforesaid,
to the Scots to meet your ships from Burdeulx. The Almains that go into
Bretaigne shall be shipped to Scotland.
Whether this fellow be true or false, he can perceive nothing from me.
I write not his name lest the intercepting of this might do him hurt,
which I write not in cipher because my coffers were gone ere he came.
Amboyse, 23 Jan., 9 a.m.
Hol. pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
MS. 597, p.
2. Letter-book copy of the preceding, in the hand of Paget's clerk.
72. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 23 Jan. Present : Canterbury, Norfolk, Privy
Seal, Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Browne,
Wriothesley, Riche, Baker, Dacres. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 24 Jan. Present : as before. Business :—Letters
written to the commissioners of sewers in Sussex for speedy repair of the
breach in Pevensey marsh. Letters written to the Lord Lieutenant in the
North to use his discretion for his abode at Alnwick or Newcastle, foreseeing
that at Newcastle letters sent hither from Carlisle could not come
first to him, the compass being too great. The keeper of Ludgate,
submitting to the Council's order, dismissed from the Fleet. Recognisance
of—Throwar, keeper of Ludgate, to obey the order between him and
73. The Earl Of Surrey.
Examination of Ric. Bourne, merchant tailor, 24 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII.
On 19 Jan. was at the house of Andrew Castell, butcher, in St. Nicholas
Shalmelles in London when a maid servant of — (blank) Arundell in
St. Lawrence Lane came to complain that Castell had deceived her with a
knuckle of veal and desired in future to have the best, for "peers of the
realm should thereof eat and besides that a prince." Asked What prince?
She answered The Earl of Surrey. Said "he was no prince, but a man of
honor, and of more honor like to be." To which she said Yes, and if oughts
other than good should become of the King he is like to be king." Answered
"It is not so," and she said "It is said so." Signed with a mark as affirmed
before the Mayor, &c.
P. 1. Endd. : The butcher and merchant tailor of London.
2. Another copy, likewise signed.
P. 1. In a different hand.
3. Examination of Andrew Castell, butcher, 24 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII.
On 22 Jan. a maid servant of — (blank) Arundell in St. Laurens
Lane, while "buying and chepyng victuals" in his shop, said that, the night
before, certain gentlemen which were in her master's house went out after
9 p.m. "and had stone bows with them," and it was 2 a.m. ere they came
in again. Describes the incident on the 19th in much the same words as
Bourne. Signed with a mark as affirmed before the Mayor, &c.
P 1. Same hand as §. 1.
4. Another copy of §. 3, likewise signed.
P 1. Same hand as §. 2.
5. Copies of §§. 1 and 3 on the same paper, not signed.
Pp. 2. Same hand as §. 1.
74. The Earl Of Surrey.
"First and foremost ij butchers, honest, substantial men, duly
examined and sworn upon a book, and one of them worth 500l. and the
other worth 300 mark, before the mayor of London, the Recorder,
Sir Martin Bows, one Wyllforthe, and the town clerk of London, and the
mayor's clerk which wrote their examinations, the sword bearer Smarte,
and another substantial man that I know not his name."
33,649, f. 97.
75. Lisle and Brian to the Council.
Have called the mayor of Newcastle and the owners of the four
ships which Lisle appointed to be set forth, and find that the ships are
ready and victualled for one month, viz., the Elizabeth of Lawson's, the
James of Brandling's, the Antonye of Anderson's and the John Evangelist
(armament of each given). Have ordered Thos. Horsley, Andrew Bewyn
and Robt. Lewyn, keepers of the King's ordnance here, to distribute among
them 100 bows, 100 sheaf of arrows, 80 bills and 60 morres pikes. Will
endeavour to accomplish the King's pleasure signified in the Council's letters
of the 19th inst. There are more pretty ships here able to serve; but no
mariners and no ordnance, and very little powder. Have appointed the
Trynytie Saunderson and the Mary Grace, sometime called the Barke of
Sandwiche, to be manned and victualled with diligence; and have written to
Sir Geo. Lawson to send ordnance and powder in a crayer to Hollye Island
to be ready for these ships at their coming to Scate Roode. Fourteen days'
victuals for the other six ships is laden in a balinger, so that they shall not
come into the haven here. Have taken order here for provision of victuals
as required; and Lisle will take like order at Berwick and Holy Island.
Brian has hired a boat of 30 tons to wait upon him and carry news to
Lisle. Newcastle, 24 Jan.
Have great business to get two of the ships loosed out of the ice which at
the quay of this town is two fathoms thick. Brian goes aboard the
Elizabeth to-morrow and tarries for the King's other ships at Scate Roode.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
4,136, f. 74.
76. Bill On Antwerp.
Bill of exchange given by A.B., merchant of the staple of Callis, to
W.A., for the payment of 60l. Fl. to him at Andwarpe on 25 March next.
Written and sealed, 25 Jan. ao 1542.
Draft, p. 1.
St. P.,ix. 274.
77. Christopher Mont to Henry VIII.
Has had no occasion to write; because all in this part of Germany
is silent. What the present diet at Nürnberg will bring forth is still
doubtful. King Ferdinand is detained by sedition in Hungary. The
orators of the princes and towns have assembled at Nürnberg. All long
for the Emperor's coming and are exasperated at the costly and ignominious
expedition of last year against the Turk; blaming the leader (fn. 9) as incapable and
chosen only through the ambition of his uncle, the Bp. of Mentz, and the
treachery of the Hungarians and negligence of King Ferdinand. The Abp.
of Cologne has called for Martin Buccerus, who preaches there daily, to the
indignation of college and chapter. Duke Wolfgang, of the Palatine family,
has command from the Emperor to lead 24 standards of foot into Italy.
The war of Juliers hurts all Germany by stopping trade. It is to be feared
that the Duke of Cleves may trust too much to Gallic promises. The French
King has alienated Germany by the Turkish league. There is no mention of
the Council of Trent, "nam silent leges inter arma." Spires, 1543, 25 Jan.
Latin, pp. 3. Add : Endd : ao xxxiiijo.